Consciousness is Co-perception

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The fall made man self-conscious. Before the fall, man was only God conscious because his spiritual sight was dominant over his natural sight. He was one with Him in spiritual perception. What God perceived is what man perceived, that is, as much as God intended Adam to know. Not that man was equal to God Himself but man was given, through being in the image of God, as much ability as God created him to have. All with which Adam was created lived and moved in sync with God without effort because they were one with each other. Consciousness is co-perception. Man and God had one perception to their thinking, being one in spirit. Accurate perception is to see beyond the visible; to identify something by means of the five senses and the eyes of the spirit.

The way Adam and Eve had to perceive their world changed after the fall because the spirit of man died in him. It no longer was united to God’s spirit because sin entered man and there is no sin in God. So Adam and Eve became detached from God. They lost their spiritual sight of perception and their physical sight was opened instead to physical self- awareness. The world that became open for them to see was the physical world of self which they had never known before they swallowed the wrong thought from the serpent Satan. They became openly aware of themselves. Their dominant way to perceive shifted from the spirit world to the visual sight of the “self”-conscious physical world. This limited them to perceiving themselves and their surroundings through only their five physical senses. This must have been a major jolt to their entire system. They had not learned to communicate and operate like this at all.

When their eyes were opened to this self-conscious world, man saw weaknesses in himself that was never part of him when he knew no sin. He saw that he was naked, not just outside himself, but inside too. Adam and Eve opened themselves up to a foreign world they couldn’t understand. It was totally foreign to them. They saw the weaknesses in them and saw themselves naked, as never before. They were seeing themselves like Satan saw. Man knew no sin until he saw and mingled with evil. They were clueless as to how to live life at first.

Today, because of Jesus death on the cross, the Holy Spirit living inside of us is what connects our spirit with God’s Spirit, but it is still different than what Adam and Eve had with God before they sinned. We now have to take control of our self-conscious, to keep from building up our “self” too much and choose by an act of our free will to subdue the tree of evil thoughts that still want to grow inside of us.

How we perceive anything, whether it be spiritual or physical, comes from stored emotional beliefs inside of us. Emotions are physical natures expressing themselves through actions known as attitudes. Man had only God’s natures, or emotions, capable of being expressed. He only had an operating system that was of positive nature, no negative nature was created in man. Adam had only God’s emotional natures and no evil was a part of his spirit man because he was without sin.

Man was originally created without sin, having no knowledge of evil. Man shared the same natures of thought as God, being one in spirit. Adam’s spirit perceived what God’s expressed natures and characteristics were because he was full of no other emotions but godly ones. He had simple, childlike knowledge to express God’s love in its fullness, in flawless purity. He knew how God felt about things because he shared and expressed the same natures with Him. There energy comingled as one. This gave Adam the ability to name all the animals, thus identifying their intended nature as God had created it within each of them. There was a Spirit to spirit “knowing” between God and Adam.

After the fall all mankind lost this spirit union with God and we have struggled to perceive and know Him in a way He didn’t intend for us to learn. This is why we no longer have a true concept of God’s love. The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts. Romans 5:5 says, “And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.”

The seeds of our identity which God planted in our hearts is what Satan seeks to destroy. This is why Matt 13:19 tells us, “When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart.”

Zechariah 8:12 says, “For the seed shall be prosperous; the vine shall give her fruit, and the ground shall give her increase, and the heavens shall give their dew; and I will cause the remnant of this people to possess all these things.” We have a very big inheritance.

What used to be automatic between God and man’s spirit, because of complete union of two spirits, now must be known and understood as we seek Him. This is spoken of in Luke 12:31 and Matthew 6:33 which says, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Where is the Kingdom of God? It is inside of you when you become born again and your spirit is made new. Matthew 13:19 tells us that it is in our heart: “When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart.”

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3 Responses to Consciousness is Co-perception
  1. Kevin
    December 28, 2016 | 6:23 am

    Man lost everything at the fall, he had to learn how to live a life he wasn’t created for but thanks to the finished works of Christ. Thanks for this piece

  2. Robert W Butler
    June 20, 2019 | 11:44 am

    The more knowledge that the Holy Spirit reveals to me the more in awe I become.

    • Margie
      July 16, 2019 | 12:45 pm

      Thank you for such an in-depth definition on co-perception. I am reading 1 Tim 1:19 & Paul exhorts us to hold on to faith (reliance on Christ) & a good conscience (co-perception). Which you have explained with a clear understanding! Margie

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