God gave us the Bible written in a way we can simply understand things about Him. The Bible holds many seeds to be sown in understanding inside our minds, hearts, and souls. He also has given us His Spirit through Jesus to guide us and to see things we do not naturally see that are beyond the surface of this world. I count this as another great revealing to see God’s Seed and other seeds. I hope you enjoy the reading, but most of all I hope you will connect with God and see what He has especially for you. God bless your understanding and perception.
What started this understanding from the Lord happened when I heard a person say, “Seeds contain all the DNA plans within themselves” and kept on talking, but those words leaped out in my mind “…contain all the DNA plans…“. Then God began to take my thoughts down a path of understanding that is so beautiful to me I had to share it with you. I hope you enjoy this journey as much and more than I have. I have enjoyed immensely eating the fruit of knowledge God gave me from a spiritual seed of understanding into a full grown blessing and I hope it is the same with you plus more.
We all basically have seen different kinds of seeds depending on your environment and walk of life. For those in the city it maybe a seed in a flower pot and to the country people it maybe a long plowed-up row of dirt. We have witnessed the germinating life of the seed pushing up through the dirt forming the plant we expected it to be. A beautiful sweet smelling flower full of vibrant colors or delicious looking fruit and vegetables for the satisfaction of our appetites.
A seed contains everything within itself (a good typology of God) that is needed for the growth and development of that plant. A seed has all the instructions, programming, and power inside itself. Inside the presence of the seed it has all the structural plans, all the nutrient power within itself to germinate (come into existence) and to grow (to form). The seed does not need any help from anyone else to teach it to sprout, grow, and develop it’s structural plans of life.
This was the key God gave me to hold onto during this enormous understanding He was taking me on. It was “a seed contains all within itself“. When God takes us from our thoughts into His thoughts it is always a journey that opens up not just to a wide field we see here on earth, but a wide open view of all of space, time, and spiritual continuum. Keep your eye upon “a seed” contains all.
The first place the Spirit of the Lord took me was to the book of First Peter chapter one verse twenty three (NASB) it reads, “for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God.“
The first place to stop by was on the words “…born again NOT of seed which is perishable…” I know the scripture was talking about the born again imperishable seed, but what about the the perishable seed the Lord pointed out. Basically, we are born into this life to one day die (perishable). We are all born in this life gaining the knowledge that one day our body will perish releasing our soul out into all of eternity. The perishable seed is what Adam and Eve passed onto all of us containing all the knowledge of evil that works in our flesh.
“A Seed Contains All Within Itself“, a seed of death, disease, and suffering is what we have found in our bodies and in those around us. Everyone of us are born into a presences (fleshly body) with the structural plans to die, fleshly nature of sinfulness, and an eternal spirit inside to live somewhere in eternity. All the births after Adam and Eve’s choice of sin locked in the seed for mankind the “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Rom. 3:23).
We are all born with the natural perishable seed with all the plans to live, die, and go where what was meant only for the devil and his demons. It is really sad to see the knowledge of evil seeds germinating its poison and growing its power of destruction in our neighborhoods, schools, and all over the world through governments and individual’s greed more than ever before. The world is full of the seeds of deceit from the past, present, and will be in the future looking for fleshly people to grow its chaos reaping what they have sown.
IMPERISHABLE SEED – GOD’S SEED
This is where God took me back before all creation was created to see His imperishable seed. Again, this is God’s design for a seed to contain all the plans within itself to create. God’s seed that contains all things within itself was based on if He, being a Spirit everywhere, were to be of solid form. God took His All Present, All Knowing, and All Powerful Spirit designing something He wanted personally to be if He were solid. God pulled Himself together inside His All Present Spirit forming Himself into a Spirit man centralizing All things within this Spirit Seed of a man. God wanted His Spirit to be reflected in the image and likeness of a man if He were to be solid.
This imperishable seed was in Spirit and thought (Word) form only. God put inside this imperishable seed All the plans if He were to be solid. He wanted His Spirit to be shaped like a man and He wanted to be called, “Jesus” if He were to become solid. This explains why the man Jesus said, “I am come in my Father’s name…” (Jn. 5:43). God put everything in this imperishable seed all the plans for the earth, moon, stars, animals, and mankind.
Imperishable is simply eternal or immortal and cannot cease to exist. Sounds like God doesn’t it? From within God He has birthed all kinds of creations from His Presence, Knowledge and Power. He holds all things together giving them their own solid substance purposeful functions. Does this not blow your mind? God’s seed, “A Seed Contains All Within Itself“, was seeing His Spirit in the form of a man and the world He wanted to exist in was the earth surrounded with galaxies, planets, stars, and the sun. Inside this seed of imperishable substance was all the presences, structural plans, and the power to function God wanted if He were to be solid with children running around in His image and likeness. Is this not so beautiful? God had a plan that contained all He wanted if He were to be solid.
This explains Gospel John chapter one beginning with verse one, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” “Word” is translated as thoughts, plans, ideas, and speech – in the beginning God said through His Spirit form Seed “Let there be light” and there was light. This is God’s seed that contained all His structural ideas, plans, and thoughts that He called the “Word” His personal imperishable seed if He were to be solid. God centralized Himself into a spiritual seed in the thought form of a man that He wanted to be called Jesus, a name above every name (Phil. 2:9), that contains all things within itself for the solid creations He would live in with us if He were to be solid.
This is so cool. He really loves us. His Seed contained all plans in the beginning for all situations to help us if we needed it. And wow, do we need God’s seeds of revelations and wisdom to guide us more than ever before as we approach these last days of perilous times. God reacts to our choices on a daily basis. Okay, back to the imperishable seed of God.
“All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” Jesus was God, “…the Word was God.” in the beginning as the spiritual seed (all plans, all presence, all powerful) ready to germinate life into physical existence with the individual functionality and purpose. “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:” (Col. 1:16). God created all of this through the thoughts ‘if He were to be solid’ this is what I would want – “…by him, and for him“. Keep in mind all of God’s creations were made only in a state of goodness and it was by the free will choices of His creations that the seed of evil was given something to grow inside of.
God put His spiritual seed that had ALL plans anticipating any situation for His image and likeness to be put into motion to become the solid form if His children, Adam and Eve, sinned. In the beginning God was content to walk in the garden in His Spirit form of Jesus to fellowship with Adam and Eve. When Eve and Adam sinned God put His seed plan into motion to one day fixing this separation by their choice of sin making the body of Jesus the filter separating sin from God’s Holy Spirit. This is why God said, “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” (Gen. 3:15).
Basically, telling the devil and mankind a future of hostility between each other until the day a seed of mankind, God Himself inside of Jesus, will come to destroy the power of the devil over mankind while the devil will only be allowed to strike the promise seed’s heel while being crushed in the mouth of his lies. God had plans in His imperishable seed ready to go, “….the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” (Rev. 13:8), if we made the choice of sin to save us by becoming solid as a physical seed of man to deliver the death blow to the devil’s eternal seed of sin.
“14Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; 15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. 16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.” (Hebrews 2:14-16) You and I are born partakers of flesh and blood and God Himself joined us here on earth to be that mankind seed that can die fleshly, destroy the power of death, the devil, and deliver us from death to eternal life through His Seed – Jesus.
God was looking at us from the beginning having all the plans for us ready to go reacting to our choices laying out things before us to help guide us back home to Him if we wanted. His Seed has all the answers for our choices. Outside His Seed of choice is death like He told Adam and Eve, which will also bring all the suffering sickness of mankind’s mind and heart.
BEAUTIFULLY SIMPLE YET SO PROFOUND
You and I see here on earth the apple seeds grow into apple trees. Tomato seeds grow up with tomatoes. All the plans are in the seed. “A Seed Contains All Within Itself” the ability to germinate life with the ‘already built plans’ to be what it is suppose to be without any outside help. How much more is God’s spiritual seed of Himself if He were to be solid capable of germinating the hot sun of light, the cool moon by night, and all other living creatures we see in our sight? God’s Spirit came walking in the cool of the day to fellowship with Adam how much more would God come walking inside the man Jesus for the saving of His children? Awesome!
“To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.” (2 Cor. 5:19) The Spirit of God went from His spiritual seed form into the made of flesh imperishable seed, the man Jesus, physical form reconciling the world unto Himself. For in Jesus was all the fullness of God dwelling in bodily form (Col. 2:9), the imperishable seed of salvation for mankind.
GOD’S SEED IN MORE DEPTH
All of God’s plans was through His spiritual image and likeness if He were to be solid- God’s personal seed. God could have thought, ‘this is what I would look like and the name I would want to have if I were of a solid form’. God centralized His All Powerful, All Knowing, and All Present Spirit into a spiritual form that could be made of solid form while still maintaining All things with physical presence, power, and functional knowledge. No problem because He is God.
We read in the Bible about heaven and a single throne God sits upon (Ps. 11:4, 103:19, Is. 14:13). This is that Spirit form God has to sit in this throne and walked in the cool of the day with Adam. Later, in mankind’s time God came in physical form to save us returning to sit in that throne for all of us to return home and gather around for all eternity (Rev. 4:2, 5:13).
It is so beautiful to see this All Present everywhere Spirit of God germinating life from His thoughts on the basis ‘If I were to be solid this is what I would want‘. When we want to see a flower, vegetable, or any other plant we pull together a place in the dirt a mound to put that seed into. God pulled together from the earth a mound of dirt in a form He wanted to see to come to life. That mound of dirt was a lifeless form of His Image and Likeness, if His Spirit were to be solid. He created this mound of dirt in the form of a man from His Spirit image and likeness seed that had the plans of creation called Adam.
God looking down at that mound shape of dirt in His Image and Likeness breathed a part of Himself a spiritual seed of eternal life into that mound of dirt germinating a living soul – Adam. The mound of dirt came to life different from the dirt it just came from. The shaped limbs, body, and head became flesh with solid bones and functioning organs of life inside it. Standing up on the living power, moving detached from the dirt, and having it’s own individual being standing before God as a reflection of what God would be like if He were solid.
God’s Spirit Seed of Himself with all the plans was looking into the face of His child bearing His Image and Likeness like a Father looking at His child. God wanted his name to be Adam just like He wanted His own personal name to be Jesus if He were ever to become solid. Adam was formed in this centralized solid form housing his living eternal seed from God based on the plans from God’s Spirit Seed if He were to be solid. The Spirit Seed of God was His centralized and concentrated single point of His All Present everywhere presences. Now, Adam had a centralized and concentrated single point of his presence living, moving, and having it’s being (Acts 17:28, 29) like God if He were to be of a solid form. This is so amazing to see.
God had everything inside His Seed for all things and all situations. The angels were not created from the pattern of this seed. This is why they are curious about us (1 Peter 1:12). When Eve and Adam sinned (God’s children) God already a back up plan in His seed. The angels were not created from within this seed, but were pure eternal beings and any changes on their part was a final eternal change of of state. Eve and Adam were created from God’s Seed (the Word plan), but they had part earthly dirt that was germinated creating a living soul inside of them by God’s Spirit.
Eve and Adam sinned making a bad choice against God’s plan for them. God already had a backup plan if that were to happen. This is when God talked about Himself becoming solid born in the generation of mankind from His seed of promise. This explains the scripture “And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel.” (Gen. 3:15).
Notice God said, “And I will put…“. God Himself will take care of this one sided eternal bad choice with no other option. It was never God’s plan for the knowledge of evil to be set free and become active with its destructive desires and results, but God honors the freedom of choice. The angel’s choices were a final eternal change, but mankind had an element God could put into motion Himself to re-open the freedom of choice to a possible return to a good eternal state accepted into the heaven He created.
God will put Himself “…I will put…” between the woman and the devil creating a gap of “…enmity…“, which means hostility. Encapsulated in mankind was the Seed of God Himself to be born as one of us with flesh and blood for the purpose of breaking down this one sided wall of eternal death opening the second chance to eternal life with God once again. The angels being eternal beings when making their choice of evil had all goodness taken away from them contrary to Hollywood’s betrayal of the devil and his demons leaving only the memories of heaven. Angels were of eternal substance and mankind being created after God’s Seed had a dual part of earth and spirit God could put a promise Seed of redemption.
GOD’S SEED OF SALVATION
This is the most crucial part of seeing and perceiving God wanting to be a man if He were of a solid form and that the name He would want to be called was Jesus. The reason it is crucial is because ALL of the plans for salvation of mankind was in the seed He formed in the man and name of Jesus. The totality God wanted as a representation of His All Knowing, All Present, and All Powerful Spirit was in the form of a man called Jesus.
It is what God wanted. We often lose sight of God and the Bible being what God wanted. We, mankind, try to take God and His word to our level converting it into what we want and missing the most important part of what God wanted. The real kicker is that it does not matter what we want in the end we will be either for the truth or against the truth (2 Cor. 13:8) helping it from either side. The devil and mankind have a habit of twisting God’s word to what they want leading people away from purely what God wants. I want to submit myself to what God wants leaving behind all of what mankind’s traditions want.
The Seed of Salvation was formed into the fleshly body of Jesus containing the quickening (make alive) Spirit of God Himself (Col. 2:9). The Seed to germinate eternal life once again in us and redeeming us from the eternal death meant only for the devil and his demons. The Seed of Salvation is not up to what we want. It is up to the plans God already had in place, if we sinned, all in His Spirit Seed if He were to become solid for us and He did.
SPIRIT SEED TO FLESH – SCRIPTURES
2 Cor. 5:19 “To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them…” Heb. 2:14 “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;” “For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead ‘(Deity)’ bodily.” “In the beginning was the Word…, and the Word was God.” 14 “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.“Jn. 3:34 “For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him.” 1 Tim. 3:16 “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” These are just some highlights of many more out there.
Summary for the Spirit of God becoming the solid form: since we, God’s children, were dying an eternal death God came in the form of flesh and blood so that the death of the body He was in could die taking on all the sins of the world (1 Jn. 2:2) reconciling us back to Himself forgiving and removing our sins through the physical seed of the body of Jesus. God’s Spirit cannot die. God revealed Himself with confirmations from His Spirit upon the man Jesus, clearly visible to the angels and demons, openly preaching with people truly believing in Him, died, and resurrected. God’s Spirit cannot die, Jesus the man could, God’s Holy Spirit can now move back inside with our spirit through Jesus Christ.
THE NAME OF THE GOD’S SEED
God told us when He became solid as the man He wanted to be that He would be a son born with the government upon his shoulder and “his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” (Is. 9:6). Think about it, the Spirit Seed form of God had all the DNA structure planned for His Solid Seed form with a name which is above every name. “And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;” (Phil 2:8-10). To imagine the power behind, in, and around that name is mind blowing because it is the name God wanted to be called. No wonder demons flee at that name because it is what God He wanted. The power of God’s blood of forgiveness is in that name.
“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12). God created the body He wanted and named that body Jesus. This is the two parts of God’s Seed of Salvation. A solid body that could die taking all our sins of the world with it and be resurrected freed from sin. And a spoken name invoking ALL the plans with power from within that Seed/body of Salvation.
ONE SEED OF SALVATION
God’s plan He already had inside His Seed for salvation if mankind chose the route like Lucifer to sin has two parts for us: born of the water and of the Spirit (Jn. 3). The body and Spirit of Jesus was the One Seed of Salvation containing all that mankind needed for redemption. Jesus, the physical seed with God inside, gave to apostle Peter the Seed of Salvation for all of mankind, “And unto thee I will give the keys of the kingdom of heaven…” Mtt. 16:19, that was to be preached. Peter never preached in the gospels the keys to the kingdom, only in Acts.
In my simple way of thinking I am amazed at all the different kinds of salvations mankind preaches when Jesus/God gave Peter the plan, God’s plan on what to do to be saved. This quickly steps into the scales of mankind’s traditions verses God’s desire. There is only One Seed of Salvation (Jesus) in the Bible because God only had One form (man’s body) He wanted to be and One Name (Jesus) He wanted to have. Sure God’s wants to be recognized for His Fatherhood of all creation, His indwelling Spirit as the Son of redemption, and the regenerating Holy Spirit, but not separated from the One Seed/Word He did ALL things through as the One True and living God. The Bible is God sharing want He wants for us based on our choices with the Bible revealing what happens after those choices.
Mankind, God’s seed reflecting His image and His likeness, had the stamp of eternal death upon them. It was no game to God on planning the redemption of His children. It was a precise and perfect plan to answer all the eternal requirements for the eternal debt to be paid perfectly. Born again of the water and of the Spirit is the perfect ingredient parallel to dying without us literally dying, but spiritually because Jesus already did the literal flesh dying in our place, which our part of dying is repentance. The perfect parallel of being buried after death into the earth like Jesus did literally and physically in our place without us being put in a casket and lowered into the earth would be for us to go down into water submerged completely symbolizing burial. The final perfect parallel of experiencing the resurrection like Jesus literally and physically without someone having to dig us out of the ground would be for us after coming out the water to receive that same resurrecting power of his Spirit.
Religions are not fighting God on the plan of salvation. They are fighting each other. It is really simple in that God said, don’t eat of the the tree of the knowledge of good and the knowledge of evil for in that day you will surely die. It was eternally set. The devil tempting Eve did not fight God about His word he fought with the reasoning of Eve’s mind. The religions today are fighting with the reasoning of people’s minds with their traditions and personal interpretations of God like the devil did with Eve using his personal opinion of God’s word.
Sorry, the previous paragraph was really strong, but loving God and His word above all other things is how Jesus the man survived the temptations of the people and the religious leaders. We are no different today. There are all kinds of seeds being sown that do not line up with God’s word like the devil did with Eve and with Jesus in the forty days and forty nights tempting Jesus (Mtt. 4:1-11). Finding the true Seed of God is when it lines up with all things from Genesis to Revelation. The Seed/Plan of Salvation is crucial to the starting point of our eternal life.
This is why it is extremely important to see what Peter said about the born of the water and of the Spirit plan of God. The beginning for salvation seed started in the Book of Acts and no where else in the entire Bible is the plan of salvation. As Jesus said, “search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life… ” Mankind has become so focused on interpreting the scripture for salvation and misses the true plan God has in Jesus. Jesus basically told them salvation is not in the pages of the scriptures because “…they are they which testify of me.” (Jn. 5:39). Jesus was, is, and always will be the living Word/scriptures inside the Seed God formed in Himself from the beginning to handle all things in creation if He were to be solid.
This is what Peter said about the plan of salvation: “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” (Acts 2:38). Repenting is the dying to the ways of our sins, water baptism in Jesus name is the being buried with Jesus applying the blood of forgiveness of all our sins, and the receiving of the Holy Ghost with power speaking in a language God gives as the evidence of the born again of the Spirit. God’s plan for the way, the truth, and the life back to Him (Jn. 14:6) was through the body and the Spirit of Jesus, which is applied to us through water baptism and receiving the Holy Spirit.
Jesus is the Seed containing all of God’s plan for all of creation if God were to be of solid form. We have to get inside the seed of Jesus to be encapsulated with salvation and redemption. Jesus was, is, and always will be, “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” (Heb. 13:8), the only one who was born without sin, made sin for us on the cross, and resurrected cleansing a new life for mankind to have the freedom of choice. Noah and his family were inside the ark to live through the flood landing on the other side to start a new life. The body of Jesus is our ark for us to be inside to live past the flood of eternal death to all those on the outside landing on the other side to start a new life in heaven.
Have you been baptized in Jesus name and filled with the Holy Spirit, Apostle Paul would ask (Acts 19:1-7)? Mankind has changed God’s plan of salvation with substitutions from the name of Jesus. I thought I was baptized in Jesus name, but I was not. I was baptized “… in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:” (Mtt. 28:19), but no where in this scripture is Jesus mentioned. “Father” is a blank title for being the origin of something being created. “Son” is a blank title of a man who was born. “Holy Ghost” is a blank title of a spirit that is pure. I am a father, a son, and a husband, but not of these are my name, only titles. There is no record anywhere in the Bible anyone was baptized like I was “… in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:” (Mtt. 28:19). Jesus is the name summing all titles in One.
Mankind has changed the plan of salvation. The gospels are the biography of Jesus. Acts is about salvation and the start of the church. The epistles after the book of Acts are to already born again people. Our salvation is based upon death, burial and resurrection. Father is a Spirit that cannot die, be buried, or resurrected. Holy Spirit is a Spirit that cannot die, be buried, or resurrected. The Son who is called Jesus did die, was buried, and was resurrected. The blood of the Lamb of God is contained in the name of Jesus, the death price is contained in the name of Jesus, and the redeeming resurrection is given to us in the name of Jesus by the Holy Spirit. A spirit has no blood or a physical body like Jesus did with God on the inside.
God had an eternal plan in Himself from the beginning what He wanted to do if He were to be solid with His children. He had in place a solution if man went the route choosing the knowledge of evil like Lucifer/devil. Sin separated us from God. He put His eternal plan into motion by creating the seed Jesus if He were to become solid putting Himself inside to create a single point of reconciliation back to Himself if mankind should so choose. It is simple, the seeds in this world have all the DNA plans built inside to be buried, watered, and germinated a new life after the DNA pattern built inside them. Jesus is the seed providing “…the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (Jn. 14:); “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12).
GOING HOME SEED
44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. 45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. 46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. 47 The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven. 48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. 49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. (1 Cor. 15).
We are all born of a natural body and when we die from this natural body our spiritual body will return to heaven facing the judgment of our words (Mtt. 12:36) and deeds (1 Cor. 3:13). We have a choice to remain in the natural body of the first Adam or be born again into the quickening spirit body of the last Adam, Jesus Christ. We have a chance now to be like Jesus bearing the heavenly image and likeness God originally wanted us to have.
If you have been born again according to God’s word (Acts 2:38) then you have been born into the imperishable seed, the body of Jesus Christ, which is the only acceptable sacrifice and path of life to return home to be with God. This is where “A Seed Contains All Within Itself” gets really big fast. Do you want to remain as Adam or become a new creature in Christ with joy unspeakable and full of glory? May God richly bless you and I thank you for reading this humble servant’s understanding God shares with him.