Divine demands upon mankind are the topic, today.  Also, there is more on sharing a “good” verse when ministering, or sharing personal support with others.  The “Yahoo! Answers” writer with the ID “fred” (Level 2 with 850 points, a member since December 06, 2013) posted the following:

 

Why would an all powerful God demand anything off humans? It’s not like he seeks our support to stay in office.? 

However, priests on the other hand do rely on people believing what they say is true. This gives them enormous influence, control and power.

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  A “Good” Verse? (05/09/2014)—(6.)  It is not simply that Christian believers are not to meddle in the lives of others through gossip, selfishness, slander, and unwise words as does the Adversary, the Devil.  Believers are not to meddle in the work of GOD for cleansing, healing and salvation whereby all Creation and the entire universe are regenerated, and mankind is transformed to be immortal and incorruptible.  At first, many abuse their freedom and privilege in the Lord.  Using the Scriptures for self-expression, for self-justification, and for self-promotion are akin to apostasy, appropriating the name of GOD (i.e., identity theft), buying and selling freely given divine gifts (we say, making merchandise of the word of GOD), false doctrine, heresy, presumption, usurpation, and idol worship.  Verses among the holy writings may be thought of like bricks in the wall of a house.  You can not randomly (or safely) take one brick out, and put it into the wall of another house.  Should a single brick be removed (from the middle, the side, or the top), balance and the equal distribution of pressure is destroyed, the entire structure becomes unstable, and the breach may eventually result in collapse for both houses.  When we attempt to apply and use the Scriptures by selecting and taking verses out of context, we “wrest” (some say, wrestle with, or simply, force) unintended meaning and purpose upon the word from GOD.  By practice, prayer and continuous study of the Scriptures, believers are to gain spiritual discernment, and the ability to “rightly divide” and correctly apply Scriptures in the sacred work of clarifying, and spreading the doctrine and teachings from Jesus Christ. 

(7.)  While it is true that Jesus was able to heal many without always using physical contact and touch, there still had to be a peculiar level of agreement, connection, and shared spirit substance for healing to occur.  When Jesus would speak a word of acknowledgment, assent, or command, multiple operations of the Spirit would go forward coordinating the many permanent changes to body, mind and spirit that were required.  Others were healed through the apostles after the ascension of Jesus using aprons, handkerchiefs, and even their shadow falling upon the sick.  The followers of Jesus have been conclusively shown that wounds, sickness, and sorrow are temporal things; and can be dismissed as we focus through things eternal.  It is not enough to heal the surface, the symptoms, and outward display of disease and sickness.  The problems must be completely and correctly addressed at their root.  Just as no one can lie their way into heaven, yet, everyone can lie their way out, no one may achieve healing by deceit, lies, presumption, treachery, and unbelief.  Consider Deuteronomy 29:  9-20, Psalms 56:  1-13, Colossians 2:  6-8, Matthew 3:  10, Matthew 7:  21-27, Mark 11:  12-26, John 10:  33-35, Acts 5:  14-16, Acts 19:  11-12, Ephesians 6:  11-13, 1st Peter 2:  15-16, 2nd Peter 3:  13-18 and 2nd Timothy 2:  15-16, KJV.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;  And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:  To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,  According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:  In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.  (Ephesians 3:  8-12, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:   Fear & GOD? (12/30/2013); Continuously Tested (12/31/2013); GOD Enjoys Judgment? (12/19/2013); Miracles are Sacred Events (12/20/2013); A Need to Fear? (12/02/2012); On Seeing Jesus Serve the Poor (12/03/2012); Mockers in the Last Days (11/14/2012); Thoughts Upon A Warrior’s Fall (11/15/2012)

 

“fred”, the answer you need is not simple, and requires another level of awareness and understanding.  Here are some points that may help you recognize the truth as seen by a Christian believer:

(1.)  GOD “demands” from created beings and living creatures only in the sense that there are conditions for their continued existence, their cleansing and nourishment, their exchange and interaction within relationships to divinity, and their perfection and prosperity upon the earth.  In the same way the rain makes no demand that everyone carry umbrellas, nor does it demand that everyone stand and get wet, GOD does not demand that all continue as his eternal companions.  Many will be marked for discharge and release from the various spheres for existence and life (e.g., earth, heaven, the world). 

(2.)  You are correct in saying that GOD is not a celebrity or a politician who requires the continuing support of others.  GOD is a spirit whose makeup is entirely from aspects of life essence such as faith, holiness, joy, longsuffering, person, presence, wisdom, and wrath against sin.

There is a lot more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (3.)  In their maturity and perfection, clergymen and priests are not seeking to possess authority, control,  influence, and power.  Rather, they seek to acknowledge that all power resides in divinity, and then strive to assist others in coming to that awareness.  In the same way, our mothers are not demanding Mothers Day gifts—and I did not demand that anyone read this statement, and offered it without charge or fee—the process of GOD through all Christian believers is one of sharing sacred knowledge and truth along with prophecy (i.e., comfort, edification (building up), and exhortation (urging others to take positive action).  )  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.  (1st Corinthians 14:  33, KJV)

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

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