(08/31/2016) Eternal Mysteries and Revelation

Posted: August 31, 2016 in Creation, Creator, Heaven, Incarnation, Knowledge, Origins, Preexistence, Purpose, Revelation, The Godhead
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Topics today include secular knowledge, sacred mystery, preexistence, revelation, and the origins of divinity.  Correctly understood, GOD does not intend that his own origin be the focus and study of the living; instead, apprehending life through the person of Jesus Christ has been provided as a primary focus, a device to crystallize diffuse life experience, and a mechanism to direct and discipline self-will through the accomplishment of attainable spiritual goals.  The fighter at “Yahoo! Answers (India)” using the ID “No Chance Without Jesus” (Level 7 with 104,793 points, a member since September 07, 2010) posted the following:

 

Christians, the Bible says God created Heaven. So, where was God “before” He created Heaven?

Asked by someone who blocks me

God also created time. sdo there is no “before” with God

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:  According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:  Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,  To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.  In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;  Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;  Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:  That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:  In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:  (Ephesians 1:  3-11, King James Version, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Word, Son, and Christ? (08/24/2016); The Cross and Mankind (05/13/2016); The God Concept? (02/13/2015); Time Before the Sun? (04/14/2013); The Obedience of Jesus? (04/15/2013); How Was GOD Known Before Jesus? (10/06/2012); Jesus, King of Earth? (10/07/2012)

 

“No Chance Without Jesus,” divinity is to be known by quality of being and essence (we say, breath, spirit, word); and the things chosen by GOD to be our interests are more useful to us for sacred knowledge than those from our own curiosity and desire.  The life and process within Jesus Christ continues to appear within selected persons upon the earth.  For mature Christian believers it is an inarguable and non-negotiable truth that divinity has existed within the fullness of duration and presence without the frameworks of form, order, time and space.  Finite awareness and mental operations of created beings and living creatures can neither construct nor receive all sacred knowledge that pertains to Deity.  Much must be accepted using the order consistent with the actuality and possibilities of spirit substance, therefore, the Incarnation is a signal benefit.  Divinity may only be known through revelation, and the imparting of spirit content from the makeup of GOD to the consciousness and person of the living.  Inseparable aspects of divinity (where you find one, all the others also appear) must be in place, though perhaps not in the same measure.  Included are faith, holiness, joy, longsuffering, wisdom, and wrath against sin.  Secular knowledge repeatedly generates questions that are fitting and logical because they rely upon data and information readily available through carnal, material and social mechanisms.  Sacred knowledge, divine mysteries, and eternal secrets have their origin in GOD, and are shared with the living to continue sacred operations, express sovereign being, and accomplish eternal purposes.  Consider again the following from the Bible:

(1.)  Deuteronomy 29:  29, King James Version (KJV):  29 The secret things belong unto the LORD our God:  but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.

(2.)  Romans 1:  16-21, KJV:  16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ:  for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.  17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith:  as it is written, The just shall live by faith.  18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;  19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.  20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:  21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

(3.)  1st Corinthians 2:  9-14, 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.  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.  13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.  14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God:  for they are foolishness unto him:  neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

(4.)  2nd Peter 1:  2-4, 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.

There is far more to be said, carefully examined, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (5.)  Revelation 10:  4-7, KJV:  4 And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write:  and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.  5 And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,  6 And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:  7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.)  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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