While a baby is still two weeks shy of its conception date, but a woman's body knows to prepare for it. The lining of her uterus is thickening in anticipation of a fertilized egg-a pregnancy! She may not even know when she become pregnant. When the egg implants in the uterus, she may notice a little blood spotting, called implantation, that may appear to be a light period.
Pregnancy Begins Before Conception
A pregnancy begins about two weeks before the actual conception. The first day of a woman's last period counts toward the 40 weeks physicians use to chart the pregnancy (doctors call this the LMP, or last menstrual period). It might sound backwards at first, but every period a woman has capability of a potential pregnancy-at least that's how her body sees it.
You ask yourself, why have I started this writing with documentation on pregnancy? For those of you who are not familiar with the picture above, it is an egg that is leaving the ovary in a woman's body, and what it must go through in preparation to receive the sperm (seed) while in the fallopian tube for conception to take place. For the past several weeks, God has been taking me to places in the Bibles that I have read and studied many times, but now He is requiring an in-depth of understanding that goes beyond what has been taught by the majority of scholars. He took me to the word "star" found throughout the Bible and told me;
"Audrey, when the Bible was written, the understanding of the usage of the word "star" was from a location of being on the earth and looking up in the night sky seeing the many lights scattered above. Today, I have revealed to humanity the ability to see a "star" born in the heavens, not just the outer brightness and position it holds in the sky. I have used science to reveal in picture form the wonder of life when a "star" is created that can only be seen through telescopes, yet has always been there throughout time and eternity. Re-read the Scriptures through telescopic eyes that I have given you and share with my body the nuggets of wisdom to open their eyes of understanding. Begin with 'In the Beginning, God.'" Love, Father.
The following are several Scriptures in several translations that have the words, "in the beginning." A key understanding that Father wanted me to begin with is that He is ETERNAL with no beginning or end. He existed before Genesis 1. Genesis 1:1 begins with "beginning" or firstfruits, "God" or Elohiym, not El-Elyown or "God Almighty." He also wanted me to understand that Elohiym is both male and female, and that the female side of Elohiym that is within each of us contains the seed of His love that has been hidden throughout the ages, yet set in every man (Eccl. 3:11). This is why Jesus, Immanuel (God with us), had to be born of a virgin woman (Isaiah 7:14).
For those of you who have been hungry to go deeper into studying God's word, I ask that you restudy the Scriptures below as we begin this study. After you have spent time allowing the Holy Spirit to give you a fresh understanding of what "in the beginning" means to you, please e-mail me to share the nuggets of truth of His understanding so that the body of Christ can be joined together in His Spirit and Truth. What the Holy Spirit is showing me is that the pregnancy preparation of a woman's body each month is an individual reflection of the corporate body of Christ in Genesis 1. (Future words that are being tossed and developed within me that I hope to share on a higher realm than literal understanding are: firmament, woman, light, and Adam)
May our Father's blessings and peace surround you giving you ears to hear what the Holy Spirit is saying.
Your sister in Christ,
"As He is, so are you in this world" 1 John 4:17.
E-mail: Audrey@interiorcoveringsministry.org Please address the subject line as "Bible study."
Part 2 - In the Beginning
"Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me; and, behold, he formed grasshoppers in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and, lo, it was the latter growth after the king's mowings"(Amos 7:1).
The earth is quaking to release the divine plan of God which was formed in the beginning in man (grasshoppers). It is in the latter growth or latter rain being manifested now that the finished work of our Lord Jesus Christ will be seen in the earth. It comes through the "king's mowings."
There is a coming of the Lord in those that know who they are in Christ today as kings and priests. He comes through the growth and development of transformation that takes place through the trials and tribulations of man's carnal understanding which tries to limit the ways of God. He comes through the darkness of the womb where Life has formed as a mother in travail. The trials and tribulations we encounter daily create patience which allows the Peace of God that surpasses all our understanding to be manifested within us. Patience/Peace creates experience where the word of God becomes flesh and dwells among men. Experience creates hope where faith is tried working patience (James 1:3) to becomes evident of who we are in Christ (Romans 5);
and that "the trial of our faith, being much more precious than of gold that perishes, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ"(1 Peter 1:7).
From all of this comes the manifestation of Faith, Hope, and Love (unconditional) that bringings forth the coming of the Lord manifested on the earth as the glory (sons) of God (1 Corinth. 13). It is with this understanding that the Lord's return will take place, first, individually, and then corporately.
"And lo, it was the latter growth after the king's mowings."
This word "king" is not Jesus Christ, but the part of the body of Christ that knows their identity as a son of God manifesting the power and authority which Jesus Christ gave (John 17). The word "mowings" is the same word used in Deut. 18:4 for "fleece." It is the covering, (identity) of who we are in Christ being revealed as the "old person" of what the world sees is being removed."Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid" (Matt. 5:14).
My last writing I opened up some thoughts about women, pregnancy, and "in the beginning." There is so much that the Holy Spirit is revealing to me, but He first is preparing the body to have ears of understanding for the pregnancy to take place.
There is a side in each one of us, both men and women, which has been hidden until this moment and hour of His-story. The body of Christ has been taught through the eyes of his understanding and reasoning giving grace to the Holy Spirit, yet still not fully allowing the Holy Spirit to be the teacher. There is a unique identity of God found within the impregnation the Holy Spirit releases that can only come from God. It is unconditional love. I will continue with this teaching, but for now please meditate on the Scriptures below with a fresh understanding:
"Women received their dead raised to life again" (Hebrews 11:35).
"The world didn't deserve them! - making their way as best they could on the cruel edges of the world. Not one of these people, even though their lives of faith were exemplary, got their hands on what was promised. God had a better plan for us: that their faith and our faith would come together to make one completed whole, their lives of faith not complete apart from ours. Discipline in a Long-Distance Race. Do you see what this means - all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we'd better get on with it. Strip down, start running - and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began (in the beginning) and finished (the coming of the Lord) this race we're in. Study how he did it" (Heb. 11:38-12:2 Message).