Today, Scripture points are shared on credibility, sacred events (we say, miracles), revelation, and the cross.  Actions expressing immutability, preeminence and sovereignty that are “routine” for divinity (for example, raising the dead), may impress created beings and living creatures as supernatural, unusual, and even unlawful.  While the knowledge of GOD embraced by Christian believers centers upon divine acts and works, it is receiving and expressing the imparted Spirit that establishes the sinner in death, rebirth, and new life.  Faith must come by Spirit, and miracles do not automatically establish faith.  Apart from the continuing ministry of Christ, miracles may result in further confusion, contradiction, disbelief, fear, speculation, and uncertainty.  The fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Deborah” (Level 1 with 175 points, a member since June 07, 2016) posted the following:

 

If someone says ‘Miracles are born of ignorance, what is an answer ?

Borne has a whole different meaning. the word is born.
To label as you do is to say there are certain explanations I refuse to acknowledge. That is what it is logically. And many atheists would agree with me. If you independently come to the existence of a supreme being then ALL things owe their explanation to that being and miracles are just those things that He does through direct agency and not just by law. so it can rain by law or it can rain in answer to prayer as with Elijah.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself:  but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.  Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me:  or else believe me for the very works’ sake.  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.  (John 14:  10-12, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  The Problem of Faith? (05/22/2016); Two Signs of Covenant (05/09/2016); The Silence of GOD (01/31/2016); …Ears That Hear Not? (01/18/2016); Sacred Events Were Dismissed? (11/05/2015); Why Did Jesus Heal? (02/03/2015)

 

“Deborah”, human consciousness must be transformed to engage “spirit”.  The miracles shared through the ministry of Jesus upon the earth (e.g., calming storms, feeding multitudes, healing, walking on water) were essential to make credible the works accomplished by the death of Jesus upon the cross as well as within the heavens (e.g., atonement, judgment, redemption, salvation).  Miracles may seem to violate the laws of nature, however, they all conform to the law of GOD.  Among mature Christian believers, many of the sacred operations completed by the Holy Spirit (e.g., rebirth, repentance, sanctification) appear as unique events that do not display the same cycles, patterns and sequencing ordinarily used to describe “life upon the earth.”  The full revelation of divinity that exists as the GODhead must provide clear indications that the character, nature, and substance of Deity is “spirit”.  While divinity is the origin of all carnal, material, and physical existence, GOD is a spirit, and is to be acknowledged, reverenced and worshiped with spirit and truth.  The “active presence” of divinity becomes knowable, known, and visible to the living by systematic exchanges and interaction that allow discernment and recognition of such features as divine authority, commitment, love, purpose, wisdom, and wrath against sin.  Given divinity may control all natural processes, material and physical objects in space, and temporal order (e.g., birth, aging, growth, the end of mortality), born again believers even are built up through sacred knowledge and practice to trust that, through operations of the Holy Spirit, blood, correction, and truth from the cross are flowing to here and now.  Consider again how these ideas are stated using language from the Bible:

(1.)  2nd Peter 1:  2-4, King James Version (KJV):  2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,  3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:  4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises:  that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

(2.)  Romans 8:  5-9, KJV:  5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.  6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.  7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God:  for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.  8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.  9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

(3.)  John 1:  10-14, KJV:  10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.  11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.  12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:  13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.  14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

There is far more that should be said, carefully examined, and spiritually understood.  (For example, (4.)  1st Corinthians 2:  7-12, KJV:  7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:  8 Which none of the princes of this world knew:  for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.  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.  11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.  12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

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