(11/13/2015) Beyond Anything We Imagine?

Posted: November 13, 2015 in Appetite, Faith, Knowledge, Law, Revelation, Sin, The Flesh, The Holy Spirit
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Imagination, knowing GOD, and revelation are topics, today.  Consider again the following from the Bible, and the discussion appearing below:  1st Corinthians 2:  9-10, King James Version (KJV):  9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.  10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit:  for the spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.  The fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Daniel” (Level with points, a member since October 21, 2015) posted the following:

Why do Christians say, God is beyond anything we can imagine and then go on to say, here’s what he’s like?

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?  14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist:  some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.  15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?  16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.  17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona:  for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.  (Matthew 16:  13-17, KJV)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  The Evidence GOD Exists? (09/29/2015); The God Concept? (02/13/2015); Believers and Evolution? (02/02/2015); About Deluding Yourself? (09/22/2014); Delusions and Revelation (09/23/2014); Reveal Himself to All? (12/03/2013); Is Science the Right Tool? (12/04/2013)

“Daniel”, for Christian believers, “imagination” is an operation generated by self-will among the full set of emotional/mental events that occur within created beings and living creatures.  Along with such elements as delusion, dreams, fantasy, instinct, intuition, recall, and discursive thought, imagination may be understood as a product of the carnal mind and the flesh.  Flesh and mind appear as multiple recurring chemical, mechanical and organic exchanges and interactions by members, organs and tissues of ones finite body.  Attitudes and behavior should emerge from ones own spirit content imparted at Creation from the makeup of divinity.  However, the operations of flesh and sin now may dominate consciousness and self-will in created beings and living creatures.  Behavior may be routinely generated by appetite (e.g., hunger, thirst, sexual cravings), sensation (e.g., hearing, seeing, tasting, touching), emotion, and mind.

Sin is not carnal, material, or even social, is no living thing, and has not been created or put forth by divinity; yet, sin opposes the continued existence of divine law, of GOD as Law Giver, and of all order that derives through sacred law.  GOD is a spirit who has put forth created beings and living creatures (e.g., angels, animals, mankind), their spheres of life (e.g., earth, the sea, the universe), and the terms for their duration (e.g., mortal, immortal, temporal).  The makeup of GOD may be spoken of as inseparable sacred substance such as faith, holiness, longsuffering, purity, righteousness, truth, wisdom, and wrath against sin.  Correctly understood, knowledge about and from GOD comes only through continuing operations of sacred substance.  Included are forgiveness, Incarnation, judgment, miracles, rebirth, repentance, resurrection from the dead, and revelation.

There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, revelation and “knowing” GOD go beyond human mental operations of intellect, logic, philosophy, and science.  In the same way, all decisions on what would be created came forth as divine prerogative, what is revealed goes forth on the basis of divine intent.  Deity imparts aspects of divinity that permit covenant and continuing intimate relationship between the created and the Creator.  Included are comfort, divine law (the expressed will of GOD), meekness, might (we say, will power), personness, promise, eternal purpose, and zeal.  GOD must be an active presence within whom we exist, and who exists within us.  Thus, some have said, “you have to feel GOD in your gut”, others say “you have to sense that GOD is there the way you feel your way around in your room when the lights are out, and sense the location of the bed or chair.”  However, when speaking that way, they are relying upon the flesh, and they dismiss submitting to the imparted, indwelling Spirit.  Consider again the holy writing that says:  Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.  Hebrews 11:  3, King James Version (KJV) ).  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

Washington, DC

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