(12/01/2014) A Dispensation To Benefit

Posted: November 30, 2014 in Adam, Atonement, Death, Divine Order, Eternal Life, Purpose, Resurrection, Revelation, Salvation, Scriptures
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More is shared, today, on divine law, human judgment and the death penalty.  The salvation we speak of is a dispensation to benefit those who are guilty before GOD.  As a divine response to sin, death and mortality address the duration of awareness and self-will that are generated by exchanges and interactions among the spirit content and makeup within created beings and living creatures.  (All those who may come under the influence called sin (we say, sinners) include angels, who are neither mortal nor immortal; and who only endure at the discretion of the Almighty.)  Sin and wickedness characterize attitudes, behavior and conduct that oppose and undermine the expressed will of GOD (we say, law) regulating existence and life.  However, divinity can never operate in created beings and living creatures as self-destruction, and separation from godliness.  Atonement, propitiation and remission as the divine response addresses the record of sin, and does not eliminate sin per se.  Atonement provides continuity and correction for sinners when joined with permanent change of the sinner’s spirit content.  In the same way sleep was employed as a sacred device to permit the living substance of Adam to be altered and completed through the creation of Eve, death and resurrection are employed by divinity in the transformation of living substance within their offspring so that all Creation might become immortal, incorruptible and perfected.  Through the provisions of Jesus Christ, sinners receive new life substance by baptism (death of ones inborn spirit, rebirth from a fresh endowment of spirit content manifesting the makeup of divinity).  No change in the righteousness and perfection of sacred law is required.  Believers are equipped to correctly recognize, respond to, and resist sin that would otherwise be invisible and unseen.  Through the operations of sin, many defy the law, are incorrigible, show no remorse, and continue as unrepentant.  With acts of brutality, cruelty, malice, treachery and violence they prey upon society as though no longer human, and no longer created by GOD.  They refuse to acknowledge the needs and rights of others, and pose a constant threat to the life and property of all.  Rightly understood, the judgment of men by human laws is not a political or spiritual process.  Determinations of guilt, innocence and accountability must be made that do not address the divine subtleties of ones fitness for eternal life, ones spirit makeup, and ones final spiritual value.  In human judgment, focus is upon the facts and mechanics of human events.  Spiritual elements (e.g., forbearance, forgiveness, impartiality, mercy, truth, wisdom, and wrath against sin) are established and expressed through governing principles, procedures and policies such as attention to detail, due process, compassionate sentencing, trial by jury, and right of appeal.  The prohibition, Thou shalt not kill, does not also say, the Law shalt not kill (i.e., thou shalt not uphold and carry out the penalties and sanctions contained in the law).

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  The Death Penalty for Sins? (11/30/2014)

Deuteronomy 10:  14, KJV—Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the LORD’s thy God, the earth also, with all that therein is.

Psalms 47:  6-8, KJV—Sing praises to God, sing praises:  sing praises unto our King, sing praises.  7 For God is the King of all the earth:  sing ye praises with understanding.  8 God reigneth over the heathen:  God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.

Isaiah 37:  16, KJV—O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth:  thou hast made heaven and earth.

Isaiah 25:  7-9, KJV—And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations.  8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth:  for the LORD hath spoken it.  9 And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us:  this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

Job 14:  7-15, KJV—For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.  8 Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground;  9 Yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant.  10 But man dieth, and wasteth away:  yea, man giveth up the ghost, and where is he?  11 As the waters fail from the sea, and the flood decayeth and drieth up:  12 So man lieth down, and riseth not:  till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.  13 O that thou wouldest hide me in the grave, that thou wouldest keep me secret, until thy wrath be past, that thou wouldest appoint me a set time, and remember me!  14 If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.  15 Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee:  thou wilt have a desire to the work of thine hands.

Isaiah 26:  19-21, KJV—Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust:  for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.  20 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee:  hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.  21 For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.

Job 19:  23-27, KJV—Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book!  24 That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever!  25 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:  26 And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:  27 Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.

Romans 5:  6-11, KJV—For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.  7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die:  yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.  8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.  9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.  10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.  11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

Luke 3:  1-6, KJV—Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene,  2 Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.  3 And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;  4 As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.  5 Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth;  6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

2nd Peter 3:  5-9, KJV—For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:  6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:  7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.  8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.  9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

Acts 10:  34-43, KJV—Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons:  35 But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.  36 The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:)  37 That word, I say, ye know, which was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached;  38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power:  who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.  39 And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree:  40 Him God raised up the third day, and shewed him openly;  41 Not to all the people, but unto witnesses chosen before God, even to us, who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead.  42 And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead.  43 To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.

Acts 4:  11-12, KJV—This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.  12 Neither is there salvation in any other:  for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

1st Corinthians 15:  50-58, KJV—Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.  51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,  52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump:  for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.  53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.  54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.  55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?  56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.  57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.  58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

Romans 14:  8-12, KJV—For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord:  whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s.  9 For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.  10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.  11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.  12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

2nd Peter 3:  10-18, KJV—But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.  11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,  12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?  13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.  14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.  15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you;  16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.  17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.  18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

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