(01/14/2016) GOD Appearing As Word

Posted: January 14, 2016 in Idolatry, Incarnation, Inheritance, Inspiration, Revelation, Spiritual Growth, The Bible, The Word
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Today, points are shared on the holy writings as a manifestation of divinity.  For many mature Christian believers the Bible has been experienced as more than simply another book.  The Holy Scriptures have been an incarnation (material form) used by Deity to appear in the earth.  Consider again the following from Scripture, and the points shared below:  John 1:  1-3, King James Version (KJV):  1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  2 The same was in the beginning with God.  3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.  Also, John 6:  63, KJV:  63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing:  the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.  Romans 16:  25-27, KJV:  25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,  26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:  27 To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.  Genesis Pongho, who participates with me in THE BIBLE STUDY GROUP (a Public Group on Facebook presently having 22,604 members), invited discussion by posting the following:

 

Hello Ankongnda Valery,do you know that that very scriptures we read is the word of God and those who studied it did not understand when that word became flesh?The Bible will forever remain scripture to us ok?But the tell you that the person who spoke to the Romans did not quote any scripture but by the power of the spirit of his age.We are not the first to make such a debate ok?Many in the old also debated and when the creator came to them,they did not understand heavenly movement on earth because they thought they could have life in studying the scriptures.listen to what the word that became flesh told them in John 5:39-40, so know you that if you want to fight this truth with the knowledge you must have acquired from reading the scriptures and other books,it will only kill you because you will not see that alcohol is for the flesh and that very kingdom you talk of does not have anything to do with the flesh you drink alcohol.The truth is the alcohol you take,only go to satisfy your flesh and has nothing to do with your soul ok?So there is a spiritual alcohol for your soul.So which one should we take as Christians,that of the flesh or that of the soul?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.  For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.  And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:  (Colossians 2:  8-10, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  A GOD Without Form? (12/27/2015); Justified for Attacking The Bible? (06/28/2015); The Words Are Spirit? (06/03/2015); Can The Bible Be Increased? (05/31/2015); Those Who Read? (02/17/2015); The Love of GOD (03/03/2013); Our Need for a Son (03/04/2013)

 

Be encouraged!  Your point on the Spirit nature of Scripture is very well taken.  There are many ways of stating the same truth just as we might address the same fellow as Dr. Johnson, Joseph, or Joey displaying different levels of formality and relationship.  The Bible allows us to discern, recognize, and understand things done and spoken in Spirit.  Where we insist upon the form or “letter” (i.e., precise repetition of statements that may appear) using intellect, logic, philosophy and science, we become narrow in focus, miss the divine intent, and operate having spiritual confusion.  See again John (Yochanon) 5:  39-44 in three different presentations:

King James Version (KJV):  39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.  40 And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.   41 I receive not honour from men.  42 But I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you.   43 I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not:  if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.   44 How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?

New International Version (NIV):  39 You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me,  40 yet you refuse to come to me to have life.  41 “I do not accept glory from human beings,  42 but I know you. I know that you do not have the love of God in your hearts.  43 I have come in my Father’s name, and you do not accept me; but if someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him.  44 How can you believe since you accept glory from one another but do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?

Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB):  39 You search the Kitvei Hakodesh because you think in them you have Chayyei Olam. And those are the ones giving solemn edut about me.  40 And you do not want to come to me that you may have Chayyim.  41 I do not accept kavod (glory) from Bnei Adam.  42 But I have had da’as of you, that the ahavas Hashem (the love of G-d) you do not have in yourselves.  43 I have come b’Shem Avi and you do not accept me. If another comes in his own name, him you will accept.  44 How are you able to have emunah, when you receive kavod from one another, and the kavod from the only Elohim HaEchad you do not seek?

There are many other points that should be carefully considered, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, While the Bible may be received as an abiding appearance of divinity, the Bible itself is not to be revered, respected as an idol, or worshiped as a god.  The task of focusing upon spirit content may become clearer for Christian believers when different versions and translations of Scripture appear.  The challenge is not to promote a single, correct presentation having fixed meaning and value for all, for the believer is not to judge right and wrong so much as receive what has weight as appropriate and useful during their temporal process of growth and learning.

1st Corinthians 13:  8-12, KJV:  8 Charity never faileth:  but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.  9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.  10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.  11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child:  but when I became a man, I put away childish things.  12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face:  now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.  13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

The inseparable Spirit substances that make up the Scriptures (e.g., faith, holiness, promise, prophecy, truth) exchange and interact among themselves forming new patterns for discovery and growth.  This permits us to say, the Scriptures are alive, dynamic, and organic continually balancing and re-balancing as full truth and increasingly clearer sacred vision.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  We are having encounter with majesty and glory.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC


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