(09/17/2017) Knowing the Invisible GOD

Posted: September 17, 2017 in Uncategorized

Christ the Image


Today, the topic is knowing and worshiping an invisible GOD.  On the one hand, divinity is making himself known to all created beings and living creatures.  On the other hand, personal relationship with the Creator requires his imparted Spirit, and is only possible for those entrusted with the oracles of GOD through covenant, priesthood, rebirth, and diverse forms of stewardship (e.g., elders, judges, kings, prophets, sabbath-keepers).  Believers are commanded and given divine instruction they must share with one another to know correctly and completely the things they must do and regularly practice (i. e., ceremonies, liturgy, mysteries, ordinances, rituals, sacraments, sacrifices) as acceptable worship.  The most necessary tools for relating to divinity are commitment, discernment (ability to recognize the presence of spirit content within events, oneself, other persons, prophecy, etc.) and faith, rather than eyesight.  The fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “lone wolf” (Level 1 with 53 points, a member since September 01, 2017) posted the following:

How can we worship a god we can’t see and don’t know?

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;  While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen:  for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.  (2nd Corinthians 4:  17-18, King James Version, KJV)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Divinity Appears Using Form (07/26/2017); Becoming A Full Person (02/12/2017); Tools For Knowing Divinity (05/12/2017); How Christ Is Known? (04/24/2017); Genuine Spiritual Discernment? (03/27/2017); How To Know GOD? (12/12/2016); The GOD Named “Jealous” (09/15/2016)

“lone wolf”, more important than “seeing” the invisible GOD are “knowing by faith,” “trusting” and “obeying” his word appearing as law and promises.  Thus, the “image of GOD” is a matter of the divine character and makeup more than what he “looks like.”  Divinity is operating on the earth in multiple ways that allow mankind to “know” and acknowledge its Creator on the basis of sacred practices and standards, natural laws, the process of life, eternal purpose, and unchanging truth.  Many different divine processes are directed to establishing consciousness of spirit (e.g., atonement, birth, death, judgment, repentance, resurrection) and the sacred substance we should call “the divine will,” and are not directed primarily to our intellect, logic, secular knowledge, and physical senses (e.g., hearing, seeing, tasting, touching).  As Christian believers, sinners embrace what Deity is revealing to make himself knowable, known, and approachable.  The living all are to realize that GOD is a separate and active presence who has put forth existence, diverse forms of life, and the spheres for their duration.  Communication, exchange and interaction with GOD is possible through the deposits and endowments of divine spirit that were bestowed during Creation, and may now be received by those “born again.”  Inseparable aspects from the makeup of GOD may be imparted as life essence (we also say, breath, spirit, word).  Included are faith, holiness, joy, longsuffering, lovingkindness, wisdom, and wrath against sin.  Those who become vessels of divine spirit are to operate among us as apostles, the children of GOD, prophets, and spokespersons sent from divinity, who demonstrate, proclaim and share his imparted, transforming spirit as sacred truth.  Consider again the following that uses the language of the Bible:

(1.)  Psalms 19:  1-6, King James Version (KJV):  1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.  2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.  3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.  4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,  5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.  6 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it:  and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.

(2.)  Genesis 1:  25-27, KJV:  25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind:  and God saw that it was good.  26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:  and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.  27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

(3.)  Romans 1:  18-20, KJV:  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:

(4.)  Hebrews 11:  6, KJV:  6 But without faith it is impossible to please him:  for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

There is far more to be said, correctly examined, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (5.) 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.)  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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