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Focus, today, is upon GOD the Father appearing to mankind by using human aspect and form that permanently exists within the GODhead, the person Jesus Christ.  For Christian believers to “see” is to “accept, grasp by faith, maintain, and perceive as truth.”  Even so, it is prophesied in the holy writings that the living and the resurrected dead all will see Jesus with their own two eyes when he comes to take from the earth his own disciples and followers (we say, Advent, the harvest, the Rapture, the Second Coming).  Christian believers are to acknowledge Jesus (we say the Son of Man, the Son of the Highest, the Son of GOD) as the most complete and precise physical presentation of the fullness of divinity that ever has been provided.  Unlike the burning bush, or the clouds and pillars of fire by day and by night, Jesus is an everlasting manifestation of the Father for access, exchange and interaction with created beings and living creatures.  Through Incarnation divinity approaches flesh having finite awareness, equality, mortality, self-will, and vulnerability.  Awe, dread, immutability, and terror are suspended; imminence, intimacy, and respect are shared along with rebirth, refreshing, and renewal.  Apprehending and “seeing” the Father may only be accomplished through the Son, and the sacred operations of the Holy Spirit.  Included are faith, forgiveness, holiness, repentance, revelation, suffering, and visitation.  The fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “dead fundie (Level 5 with 9,892 points, a member since April 03, 2010) posted the following:

 

Will only the peace makers get to see god?

Or will the peace makers get to see god, and also a whole bunch of other people will see god?

BQ: Will everyone see god when he judges them?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Let not your heart be troubled:  ye believe in God, believe also in me.  In my Father’s house are many mansions:  if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.  And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.  Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life:  no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.  If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also:  and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.  Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us.  Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?  (John 14:  1-9, King James Version, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Word, Son, and Christ? (08/24/2016); The Cross and Mankind (05/13/2016); The Only One Sent? (02/19/2016); A GOD Without Form? (12/27/2015); The Holy Spirit and Unity? (08/13/2015); Jesus Arose Bodily (12/24/2013); Thanking and Blaming GOD (12/25/2013)

 

“dead fundie”, many mature Christian believers will agree that the holy writings do not include promises or prophecies that mankind will ever “see” (with your eyes) GOD who is spirit.  Believers will “see” with their consciousness and indwelling spirit from GOD.  The fullness and makeup of divinity is spoken of as “Godhead”, and has appeared upon the earth using the visible form and person of Jesus Christ.  Where men have “seen” God through trances and visions, it has been the Son, and not the Father.  The Savior is in relationship with the Godhead as a son to the Father, and as a ruler to the Holy Spirit.  Christ is to be received as an appearance of the other members of the Godhead sharing with them in oneness without sameness.  When Jesus died upon the cross being in flesh and blood, all of his blood was poured forth and removed to be used in atonement and purifying the Temple in heaven.  Thus, we understand that, his body that was witnessed by the apostles ascending into heaven, was already consecrated and hallowed; and he will continue using that identical appearance and form throughout eternity.  The character, makeup, and substance of GOD is only inseparable spirit matter.  While our thought processes using the Greek models from Aristotle are to analyze (divide, partition, separate) and synthesize (group together as categories, classes, etc.) aspects of Deity as though they are discrete elements, spirit must be understood as diffuse, formless, immaterial, incorruptible, and unbounded.  For this reason, comprehending spirit requires operations that are put forth only by GOD (we say, divine revelation), rather than intellect, logic, empirical research, philosophy, secular knowledge, science, and technology.  Consider again how some of this is stated using the language from the Bible:

(1.)   John 1:  17-18, King James Version (KJV):  17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.  18 No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

(2.)  Job 19:  25-27, KJV:  25 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:  26 And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:  27 Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.

(3.)  Matthew 5:  7-9, KJV:  7 Blessed are the merciful:  for they shall obtain mercy.  8 Blessed are the pure in heart:  for they shall see God.  9 Blessed are the peacemakers:  for they shall be called the children of God.

(4.)  1st John 4:  10-15, KJV:  10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.  11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.  12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.  13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.  15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.

There is far more to be said, carefully examined, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (5.)  3rd John 1:  11, KJV:  11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God:  but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

New Disclaimer

 

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Today, the cross comes into view answering divine demands made by divine law (we say, the expressed will of GOD) as well as those made for being in correct relationship with the Creator.  Oneness is a shared goal and intent for both law and sacred relationship.  Such features as faithfulness, forgiveness, grace, intimacy, and love are as important to the full revelation of GOD as are condemnation, righteous judgment, divine prerogative, and punishment.  In the same way finite intelligence, logic, philosophy, science and technology cannot eliminate sin and its consequences, neither reliance upon abstractions of process (e.g., equity, justice, impartiality) and  formal regulations and law for government, nor reliance upon human tools of emotion and mind alone provide correct understanding of GODhead.  Even through the ancient ordinances and statutes granted to mankind principles for continuing in proper relationship to GOD have been  communicated.  Readers are encouraged to consider how this appears in the following Bible verses, and the presentation below:

Matthew 5:  43-45, King James Version (KJV):  43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.  44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;  45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven:  for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

Matthew 5:  19-22, KJV:  19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven:  but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.  20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.  21 Ye have heard that it was said of them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:  22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment:  and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council:  but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

1st Peter 4:  1-6, KJV:  1 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind:  for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;  2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.  3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries:  4 Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:  5 Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.  6 For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.

One of the fighters at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Anonymous” (the required profile information not shared) posted the following:

 

Is the Son in some ways not like the Father in that he told us to turn the other cheek whereas the Father did smite those who transgressed?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:  Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:  In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:  Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:  For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers:  all things were created by him, and for him:  And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.  And he is the head of the body, the church:  who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.  For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;  And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.  (Colossians 1:  12-20, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Revelation and The Cross (03/27/2016); Oneness and The Cross (03/18/2016); Answered by The Cross? (03/14/2016); Damnation And The Cross? (03/06/2016); More On Divine Justification (02/08/2016); Love That Is Spirit? (01/28/2016); Does Everyone Go To Heaven? (10/28/2012); Magick and Prayers? (10/29/2012)

 

“Anonymous”, the operations to make divinity knowable and known to created beings and living creatures have combined and interwoven aspects of carnal, material, social and spirit existence.  Details and secrets of the mystery whereby the Father and Son are in oneness without sameness have not yet been disclosed.  Even so, the completeness and excellency of Deity described as GODhead continues as eternal life and process displayed through multiple levels of authority, expression, purpose, and substance.  Divine will is active, present, and visible both through the processes of sacred law, and those of intimate relationship between the Creator and the created.  The demands of law come into view by such mandatory and nonnegotiable features as atonement, confession, covenant, death, judgment, mercy, and resurrection.  The demands of relationship come into view by features such as adoption, contrition, forbearance, forgiveness, grace, humility, Incarnation, inheritance, meekness, praise, rebirth, thanksgiving, and trust.  These features are complementary, and fit together in a comprehensive scheme of divine revelation that, despite time and space, through operations of the Holy Spirit, are as blood and truth from the cross flowing to here and now.  Consider how this is stated using language from the Bible in the following verses:

(1.)  Matthew 5:  5-10, King James Version (KJV):  5 Blessed are the meek:  for they shall inherit the earth.  6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness:  for they shall be filled.  7 Blessed are the merciful:  for they shall obtain mercy.  8 Blessed are the pure in heart:  for they shall see God.  9 Blessed are the peacemakers:  for they shall be called the children of God.  10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake:  for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

(2.)  1st Corinthians 15:  21-24, KJV:  21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.  22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.  23 But every man in his own order:  Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.  24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.

(3.)  Hebrews 9:  24-28, KJV:  24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:  25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;  26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world:   but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.  27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:  28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

There is far more to be said, understood, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (4.)  John 10:  27-30, KJV:  27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:  28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.  29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.  30 I and my Father are one.)  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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Holy names, and how Christ spoke to the Father while upon the cross are in focus, today.  Correctly understood, the name of GOD is a set of divine accomplishments and sacred deeds whereby divinity is to be known and spoken of among created beings and living creatures.  There appears to be no single word or phrase used to address Deity within intimate and private relationship as a “personal name.”  The divine name or title used in the earliest revelations to mankind for covenant, and that is repeated throughout the holy writings (Genesis to Revelation) appears to have been El Shaddai, Almighty God.  However, GOD revealed himself to Abraham using a name that is now represented by Jehovah; and this same name was used in covenant with Moses and all Israel.  While Christ and the Father were briefly separated by the Son becoming the sin of mankind upon the cross, the Father did not abandon, betray, or deny the Son.  In the understanding that the name of the Father remains concealed, the name “Jesus” serves in the same way as “Jah” and “Jehovah”.  Consider again the following verses from Scripture and the presentation below:

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.

Exodus 3:  13-15, KJV:  13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?  14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM:  and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you.  15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, the LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you:  this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.

Exodus 6:  2-4, KJV:  2 And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD:  3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.  4 And I have also established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, wherein they were strangers.

Psalms 91:  13-15, KJV:  13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder:  the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.  14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him:  I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.  15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him:  I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

Galatians 3:  4-7, KJV:  4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,  5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.  6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.  7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

One of the fighters at “Yahoo! Answers” who share the ID “Anonymous” (no profile information shared) posted the following:

 

Why is there no record of Jesus ever saying or pronouncing his Father’s name yet Jehovah’s Witnesses use the name “Jehovah”?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.  For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it:  for how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto another.  Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last.  Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the heavens:  when I call unto them, they stand up together.  All ye, assemble yourselves, and hear; which among them hath declared these things? The LORD hath loved him:  he will do his pleasure on Babylon, and his arm shall be on the Chaldeans.  I, even I, have spoken; yea, I have called him:  I have brought him, and he shall make his way prosperous.  Come ye near unto me, hear ye this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I:  and now the Lord GOD, and his Spirit, hath sent me.  (Isaiah 48:  10-16, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Correct Awe and Respect (02/04/2016); We Call Him Jealous? (10/25/2015); Use Holy Names Not Titles? (08/17/2015); About Knowing the Name of GOD (09/21/2014); About Deluding Yourself? (09/22/2014); Anointed? (04/28/2014); No More “Mr. Nice Guy”? (04/29/2014); The Name(?) of GOD (04/09/2014); The “Miniature War”? (04/10/2014)

 

“Anonymous”, many mature Christian believers are trusting that, despite time and space, through operations of the Holy Spirit, blood and truth from the cross are flowing to here and now.  The holy writings acknowledged among the disciples and followers of Jesus Christ serve as a shared “database” of “sacred knowledge,” and, in keeping with divine purposes of revelation (i.e., making Deity knowable and known to created beings and living creatures), have not been provided in the form of codes that must be deciphered, and “unknown tongues.”  Only balance, discernment and maturity are required for full comprehension.  In keeping with the practices and traditions of his inheritance as a Jew, the Savior did not speak the personal name of GOD in public ministry even when crying out in prayer upon the cross.  While living and dying upon the cross at Calvary, Jesus continued to minister love, respect, and trust to his friends, to his mother, to the believer on the cross and those who would come to him in future ages as well as to the Father in heaven.  In private and silent prayer, Jesus may well have used a “personal name,” rather than the acronyms, titles and tags used to speak about divinity, not to divinity (such as “Hashem”, “G-d”).  Whether the living experience agony or ecstasy, when approaching the Most High, there should be the display of awe, humility, propriety, restraint, reverence, and self-discipline.  Consider again how this is stated through the language of the Bible:

(1.)  Mark 14:  32-36, King James Version (KJV):  32 And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane:  and he saith to his disciples, Sit ye here, while I shall pray.  33 And he taketh with him Peter and James and John, and began to be sore amazed, and to be very heavy;  34 And saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death:  tarry ye here, and watch.  35 And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him.  36 And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me:  nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.

(2.)  Romans 8:  14-16, KJV:  14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.  15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.  16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

(3.)  Romans 8:  24-27, KJV:  24 For we are saved by hope:  but hope that is seen is not hope:  for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?  25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.  26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities:  for we know not what we should pray for as we ought:  but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.  27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

There is far more to be said, understood, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (4.)  Mark 15:  32-37, KJV:  32 Let Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe. And they that were crucified with him reviled him.  33 And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour.  34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?  35 And some of them that stood by, when they heard it, said, Behold, he calleth Elias.  36 And one ran and filled a spunge full of vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink, saying, Let alone; let us see whether Elias will come to take him down.  37 And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

New Disclaimer

 

Today, Scripture points are shared showing the GOD of Israel is the Deity worshiped by followers of Jesus Christ.  Throughout the holy writings acknowledgment, confession and reverence appear identifying the One revealed as Creator to be the only deity who maintains eternal covenants while ruling as perpetual sovereign.  Included are such Bible verses as:

Nehemiah 9:  6-8, King James Version (KJV):  6 Thou, even thou, art LORD alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee.  7 Thou art the LORD the God, who didst choose Abram, and broughtest him forth out of Ur of the Chaldees, and gavest him the name of Abraham;  8 And foundest his heart faithful before thee, and madest a covenant with him to give the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Jebusites, and the Girgashites, to give it, I say, to his seed, and hast performed thy words; for thou art righteous:

Jeremiah 32:  26-27, KJV:  26 Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah, saying,  27 Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh:  is there any thing too hard for me?

Psalms 103:  19-22, KJV:  19 The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.  20 Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.  21 Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.  22 Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion:  bless the LORD, O my soul.

Hebrews 1:  1-5, KJV:  1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,  2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;  3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high:  4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.  5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?

1st Corinthians 8:  5-6, KJV:  5 For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,)  6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

The fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “yahoosucks” (Level 1 with 60 points, a member since August 26, 2015) posted the following:

 

What GOD do Christians pray to, because they clearly are not praying to THE GOD OF ISRAEL in the HOLY BIBLE?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind.  As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire;  So persecute them with thy tempest, and make them afraid with thy storm.  Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek thy name, O LORD.  Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish:  That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.  (Psalms 83:  13-18, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Bad GOD, Good GOD? (01/03/2016); We Call Him Jealous? (10/25/2015); No Other gods? (08/14/2015); Secular Israel? (04/08/2015); About Knowing the Name of GOD (09/21/2014); About Deluding Yourself? (09/22/2014); Three Covenants? (06/09/2014); Let Us Make Mankind? (06/10/2014)

 

“yahoosucks”, it is the faith of mature Christian believers that the deity revealed through covenant as “the God of Israel” is also the one, true GOD, who has created heaven and earth; who has appeared to mankind in flesh as Jesus Christ; and is acknowledged in new covenant as “the Father.”  Through Israel GOD has shown himself a deliverer, a judge, a healer, a ruler, even, one who raises the dead.  Bible-believing Christians embrace the GOD who is recorded as having operated among those who entered covenant with Moses.  The guidance and instruction in the holy writings have been examined and confirmed through thousands of lives, over the course of thousands of years.  Consider then the clear doctrine, prophecy, and teachings that proclaim GOD in the following verses:

(1.)  Revelation 14:  6-7, King James Version (KJV):  6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,  7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come:  and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

(2.)  Isaiah 63:  15-16, KJV:  15 Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of thy holiness and of thy glory:  where is thy zeal and thy strength, the sounding of thy bowels and of thy mercies toward me? are they restrained?  16 Doubtless thou art our father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not:  thou, O LORD, art our father, our redeemer; thy name is from everlasting.

(3.)  1st Timothy 3:  16, KJV:  16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness:  God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

(4.)  1st Chronicles 29:  10-13, KJV:  10 Wherefore David blessed the LORD before all the congregation:  and David said, Blessed be thou, LORD God of Israel our father, for ever and ever.  11 Thine, O LORD is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty:  for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.  12 Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.  13 Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.

(5.)  Matthew 6:  9-10, KJV:  9 After this manner therefore pray ye:  Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.  10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

There are many other verses that should be carefully examined, correctly understood, and applied for power against error.  (For example, (6.)  Ephesians 5:  1-2, KJV:  1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;  2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

New Disclaimer

 

Differences among the three persons that describe the full GODhead come into view, today.  The fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “louis” (Level 2 with 854 points, a member since September 09, 2011) posted the following:

 

Can you explain 1 Corinthians 15:24, 28?

Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power.
1 Corinthians 15:24

When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all.
1 Corinthians 15: 28

Why does Jesus have to had over the authority to the Father, as they are one?
Why does he have to subject himself to God in the end, as he is God?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?  This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.  For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost:   and these three are one.  (1st John 5:  5-7, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Oneness, Not Equality or Rank? (07/16/2015); Christ Brought A New Nature? (07/15/2015); To Express the Fullness of GOD? (07/09/2015); Power Against Sin? (04/12/2015); A Kingdom Now and One To Come? (09/05/2014); Comfort? (09/06/2014); Hierarchy (11/14/2013); The Benefit of Law? (11/15/2013); Utterance is Spirit (09/08/2013); A Start for the Idea of GOD? (09/09/2013)

 

“louis”, there are many things that have to be fitted together, here.  For thousands of years, now, Christian believers have wrestled with the many concepts that describe Deity by using the idea of GODhead.  Mankind has been emanated and put forth by divinity, yet, existence and the makeup and substance of divinity are very different from that for created beings and living creatures.  The living are to rely upon the awareness of divinity that is being imparted from GOD as revelation.   With this in view, Deity may be described as the combination of immortal, incorruptible, and inseparable aspects of spirit content (e.g., faith, holiness, longsuffering, love, wisdom, and wrath against sin).  Also, Deity may be understood and described by multiple appearances as active presence, and expressions of eternal purpose (e.g., atonement, forgiveness, incarnation, rebirth, salvation, sanctification).

While GOD is a spirit—and believers must worship (acknowledge, praise, reverence) him in spirit and in truth—GOD also is the origin, source of, and exalted sovereign who governs and rules over all that pertains to continued existence for whatever is carnal, material, natural, and spiritual.  (Instead of human attitudes, behavior and conduct, focus for GOD is upon life experience (e.g., birth, death, reproduction, joining of spirits through sexual activity), divine operations, and sacred process.)  As exalted and sovereign with authority and power over all, GOD is free to be in relationship using agents, diversity, flesh, form, personness, sacred events (we say, miracles), spokespersons (we say, messengers, prophets), immaterial things, things natural as well as things supernatural.

Christian believers accept that GOD has appeared and operated in the creation of heaven, earth, the holy angels, and the many other forms of life that appear such as animals, birds, insects, and the sacred beasts of heaven.  We therefore speak of the Holy Spirit as an irreplaceable aspect of the GODhead.  In addition to the Holy Spirit (known as the Comforter, the Holy Ghost, the Spirit of Prophecy, and the Spirit of Truth), followers of Jesus Christ are to acknowledge the Savior as “the Word,” “the Everlasting Father,” and a peculiar appearance of “the Almighty Father” upon the earth to resolve conflicts and disputes through judgment (application of divine law).

There is far more that could be said, and that must be correctly understood and spiritually taken into account.  (For example, with the conclusion of judgment signaled by the Lake of Fire and the second death, various dispensations established to buttress sacred law, maintain cosmic order as well as to address the specific attributes and needs of the created will be completed, ended, removed and replaced.  Included are decay, mortality, rebuke, redemption, separation from GOD, and shame.  What remains will be recognized as accord, peace and unity.  The actions and formal proclamation that the former things are finished will appear as “the handing over of the kingdom.”  In fact, it will be the celebration of Sabbath, and Creation’s return to Divine Rest.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

 
THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

Adoption through the Spirit, divinity and incarnation are topics, today.  Also, there is more on Jesus being scourged before the crucifixion.  A “Yahoo! Answers” fighter using the ID “In The Hearts Of Green Birds” (Level 7 with 28,945 points, a member since March 19, 2013) posted the following:

 

So.. me and Jesus are brothers? 

? John 20:17
…Jesus said, “..my Father and your Father, my God and your God.'”

~ If Jesus and I have the same Father, that means Jesus is my brother..
….do christians have any problems accepting that?

~ Notice how jesus said, “..my God and your God..”
(((And we know that God is One and Only)))

So, no way Jesus can be God as well..
and acknowledging that he has a God, means that he accepts being a servant of God.

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  Jesus Scourged (04/05/2014)—(7.)   As the divinely appointed institution having spiritual authority over the Jews, many members of the Sanhedrin were willing to dismiss the charges of extortion (threats to destroy the Temple), and insubordination.  However, like the High Priest Caiaphas, most were fully committed to the death of Jesus for the crime of blasphemy.  Their duty as caretakers of a sacred inheritance had become increasingly one of rigidly maintaining the customs, forms, rituals, and traditions of the earlier priesthood.  The ministry of Jesus centered in accomplishing permanent change by repentance; receipt, acknowledgment and application of spiritual gifts; and fulfillment of divine prophecy.  In keeping with the judgments, ordinances, and statutes from the covenant of Moses—as well as their goal to legitimate secular Jewish culture and history—Jesus was to be executed by stoning, rather than crucifixion.

(8.)  The Sanhedrin could only convince Pilate that Jesus had committed more than a minor infraction by charging the young rabbi with treason, and “delicately” implying existence of a global conspiracy that might also overwhelm (or include) the Governor.  Like Purim in the days of Babylon, the event took on the meaning of affirming and vindicating the existence of Jews everywhere within the empire.  By sending Jesus to Herod, Pilate thought to satisfy their concern.  Yet, this continued to show his intent to release Jesus.

(9.)  Persecution is a comprehensive effort by one religious group to destroy, undermine, and weaken the system of spiritual belief, lifestyle and practice held by others.  Persecution is rarely generated by atheists, nonbelievers, and those who are committed only to self-assertion, self-preservation and self-promotion.  While persecution begins as a tenet of some group’s belief, persecution always sees the application of civil law, political power, and violence against faith-based communities; always deceptively appears as aspects of popular culture, as a popular movement, as social activism, or as an independent collective expression and “the will of the people” while being government-fueled, government-funded, government-sponsored, and government-supported.  Atrocities such as genocide, holocaust, and torture are then committed under such banners as conflict resolution, constitutional and democratic rights, ethnic cleansing, law enforcement, purification, reparations, and the restoration of lawful boundaries and procedure.

(10.)  Like the execution of Jesus, the scourging of Jesus was not according to Jewish law and custom.  No more than a total of 40 lashes could be delivered under the laws given by GOD through Moses.  Along with divine wrath against sin there was to be a demonstration of divine compassion, grace, empathy, forgiveness, and mercy.  It became custom to deliver at most 39.  See Deuteronomy 25:  3, 2nd Samuel 7:  13-14, Isaiah 53:  1-12, Psalms 119:  157-161, Matthew 5:  10-12 and 5:  43-45, John 5:  1-18, Acts 13:  50, Acts 22:  1-16 and 1st Peter 2:  19-25, KJV.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  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.  For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.  Because the carnal mind is enmity against God:  for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.  So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.  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.  (Romans 8:  5-9, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  A Personal Relationship? (04/03/2014); GOD Everywhere? (04/04/2014); Those Who Hear GOD (01/21/2014); Spirit Gives Birth to Spirit (01/22/2014); Worship Wear? (01/23/2014); Able to Become Gods? (01/11/2014); Why Christians Pray for Others (01/12/2014); The Spirit by Measure (09/22/2012); A Man in Heaven? (09/23/2012); Aliens? (09/24/2012)

 

“In The Hearts Of Green Birds”, here are a few points necessary to avoid “human error” and spiritual confusion:

(1.)  The place and status of believers as sons and daughters within the “family of GOD” is established through operations of an imparted, indwelling Spirit from GOD, and so we speak of the adoption of the Holy Spirit.

(2.)  GOD is a spirit whom we acknowledge and speak of as having authority, awareness, personness, purpose, and will.  Because GOD is not made of material particles and physical matter (e.g., fog, mist, smoke, vapor), we say, GOD is boundless, formless, immortal, invisible, unchanging, and without physical limits. 

(3.)  GOD uses many devices and mechanisms to make divinity known (we say, reveal himself) to the finite created beings and living creatures that have sentience (consciousness).  Incarnation (appearing in flesh) as Jesus Christ has been one tool of GOD used among mankind.

(4.)  The Holy Spirit is an aspect of all that exists as the being of GOD (we say, the GODhead).  The substance and content of Almighty GOD (we say, the Father) is the same as that for the Holy Spirit, and for the Incarnate Son.  Matter that is made entirely of spirit must come into understanding.  Included are faith, holiness, righteousness, wisdom, and wrath against sin.

I am sure you won’t have any problem accepting that there is a lot more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (5.)   Your brotherhood with Jesus depends on your having received a measure of the same Spirit that cooperated in the creation of heaven and earth, was breathed into Adam, and continues to maintain divine order as a universe.  As if one beloved by GOD, you are now to exist as an incarnation and manifestation of the divine.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to the measure of divine faith that resides in you.

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.  (Romans 8:  14, KJV)

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

      The divinity of Joseph, and his place as a caretaker and father to Jesus are topics, today. Also, there is more on when GOD controls. The “Yahoo! Answers” writer using ID “War and Peace” (Level 3 with 1,814 points, a member since September 2, 2012) posted the following:


Religious people: Why Jesus? Why not Joseph, Jesus’s father?

Does that makes Joseph God??


THE BATTLE AXE: When GOD Controls? (04/22/2013)—(5.) Accountability and divine judgment are not matters of arbitrarily placing blame, or exercising ones personal preferences. It is senseless to ask “who are you to question” as though challenging an ordinary person like oneself. It is the law, ones conscience, the account of ones own deeds, truth, and wisdom that accuses, challenges, indicts, or pronounces guilt. Because all are challenged to answer the same divine standards, and the divine judge is grounded in truth and impartial, judgment is trusted to be absolutely righteous, and does not permit bias and prejudice. (6.) GOD may not be blamed for the actions, errors, and sins of created beings and living creatures. The mechanisms of awareness and self-will make it that every being is accountable for their own behavior and conduct. More than this, all living must answer for their own peculiar application and use of their divine endowment. Included are discernment, divine gifts, doctrine, opportunities, skills, spirit content, talents, and tools. Faith in GOD, or believing the Gospel, does not justify selfishness, self-righteousness or sin. Through Christ one is justified only in such features as their giving, their meekness, their obedience, their repentance, their reverence, their submission, and their testimony.


THE GOLDEN ARROW: Now when these things were thus ordained, the priests went always into the first tabernacle, accomplishing the service of God. But into the second went the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the errors of the people: The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing: Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience; Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation. But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. (Hebrews 9: 6-15, King James Version)


THE DOUBLE DAGGER: The Children, not the Dogs (03/17/2013); Why Jesus Must Be a Jew (03/18/2013); The Benefit of Grace (03/19/2013); The Work of Jesus (03/13/2012); Signs of a Prophet (03/14/2012); Purchased With Blood? (12/29/2012); The Law Not Flawed (12/30/2012); Vows and Covenants? (12/17/2012); On The Messiah (02/19/2012); The First Jews (02/20/2012)

    
     Dear War and Peace, here are some points shared among mature Christian believers that may help you further build up your understanding:

(1.) The divine use of a human life to perfectly execute and perform the will of GOD upon the earth must be carefully fitted to a broad range of divine events, sacred operations and eternal goals. Included are covenant, Creation, revelation, judgment, death, rebirth, resurrection, salvation, and sanctification. The sacred needs of all created beings and living creatures are to be addressed.

(2.) GOD is a spirit and must be known upon the earth through breath, spirit content (e.g., faith, grace, holiness), truth, and utterance that registers as consciousness (we say, the word). Only GOD is GOD, yet, GOD may appear and function as different Persons.

(3.) The word of GOD has been received, documented and shared in the earth as law, praise, prayer, promise, proclamation and prophecy. Often, actions and events performed by GOD are described before they occur through the word, and are clarified and explained after their occurrence by the word.

(4.) In accordance with the word of GOD spoken and maintained in the earth, Joseph and many others among the Jews as a covenant people to GOD were used to prepare mankind for the appearance of the Almighty upon the earth in the form of a human being, Jesus Christ.

      There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended. (For example, (5.) Dynasty (i.e., royal secession), family lineage, inheritance and priesthood have been used as divine devices to fulfill and maintain the word of GOD to mankind. Flesh and spirit are both sacred tools in divine revelation.) Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful. Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC