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Focus, today, includes divine process, and how GOD reveals himself to mankind. Also there is more on Noah, the ark, the Second Adam, and the World system, with some further thoughts upon family, jurisdiction over sacred and profane marriages, and the United States Supreme Court. The “Yahoo! Answers” writer using ID “Mikelol ” (Level 3 with 1,009 points, a member since March 16, 2013) posted the following:

Why does god have to hide his existence?

There is no point for him doing that

THE BATTLE AXE: Noah, A Second Adam? (03/25/2013)—The ark of Noah, like the ark of Moses, was a copy of the ark from the Temple of GOD in the heavens. Just as the Ark of the Covenant maintained in the Tabernacle was a chest and storage box containing sacred law and relics of divine revelation to mankind, the souls and living creatures of the great vessel had been held in a repository of divine law and spirit. For the first Adam, the gate of Eden and the angel with the flaming sword became the center for divine government, judgment and worship. For Noah, the place where the ark came to rest in the mountains of Ararat became the holiest place, and center for all spiritual life in the earth. In addition to Noah, Abraham, Moses, David and Jesus are appearances of the Second Adam carrying out the revelation of GOD through new covenants, inheritance and judgment. The Second Adam as a device for continuing the sacred goals of Creation, and instituting salvation for mankind pertains to birth (e.g., growth, ordered change, regeneration, reproduction and sanctification), rather than to death. The tool of translation no longer appears; and the direct reversal of death through resurrection becomes the primary mechanism in replenishing the earth. Through the Second Adam the New Jerusalem from heaven will become the center for government and worship in the earth. The World system that gradually developed following the deliverance of Noah continues to evolve unto this day. Thus, Mosaic law to establish a sacred nation also included codes against incest and sexual activity with near kin; while the profane path promoted by the World is seen continued in present legislative and Supreme Court actions to support same-sex marriage. There is an assumption that the authority of a democratic majority and Commonwealth is as great if not greater than that of a sacred community. However, rightly understood, Congress, States, municipalities and the Courts may only have legal authority over that that is social, animal and profane, and only may go forward to rule rooted in an understanding that marriage (1) is not spiritual, (2) may not be held as the sole province of the church, (3) is not primarily defined by any religious community or people of GOD, and (4) is not solely under the jurisdiction of GOD as sovereign over mankind. Love is a “right” through citizenship, and a function of franchise or political freedom. As among those defiled, and as before the flood of Noah, the proliferation of mankind is established as entirely biological and mechanical. Overturning every notion of separation for Church and State as discreet, legitimate and sovereign powers, the World insists neither marriage nor reproduction are to be accounted as sacred.

THE GOLDEN ARROW: Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints, Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all. (Ephesians 1: 15-23, King James Version)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER: Why A “Spokesperson”? (01/14/2013); No Contradictions? (01/15/2013); Candles of GOD? (12/26/2012); Hellfire and Brimstone Preaching? (12/27/2012); On Seeing Jesus Serve the Poor (12/03/2012); Hero or Zero? (12/04/2012); Why “Mysterious” (11/11/2012); Attending Church? (11/12/2012)

Dear Mikelol: Most mature Christian believers will tell you that the basic process of divinity is one of revelation whereby created beings and living creatures are permitted to “discover” and become aware of the action and presence of GOD, who is a spirit, through objects and events in material and physical reality. GOD does not hide from mankind and others; and so it is necessary that GOD distance himself from Creation to accomplish sacred purposes, administer divine law impartially, fulfill righteous judgment, and to maintain established order. More than this, there must be a transformation of awareness within the living described as re-birth from divine DNA (so to speak), suppressing the animal nature within mankind, and promoting the human potential to realize mankind’s divine aspects.

For many, arrogance and ignorance separate mankind from GOD. Only by operations of the inner spirit may humans display such elements as acknowledgment, devotion, dutifulness, faithfulness, humility, repentance, reverence, wisdom, worship and wrath against sin. Ongoing operations that normally describe the mind and mental functioning of humans lack focus and power to apprehend the Divine Person. Operations of the flesh also are obstacles (e.g., appetite such as hunger, thirst, and sexual cravings; sensation such as hearing, seeing, tasting, touching) along with such features as desire, emotion, fantasy, forgetting, imagination, logic, recall, and pride.

There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended. (For example, sin opposes the existence of divine law, sacred being, and all that exists as the Creation of GOD. Sin was first identified among the angels, and also separates mankind from GOD. We would say that sin is “no-thing”. Sin has no dimension or shape, and contains no sacred substance; however, sin has direction, effect and presence. Sin may dominate the self-will in living beings; yet, sin is not created by GOD, and GOD is not subject to sin. Through the added endowment of the Spirit from GOD made available through the ministry of Jesus Christ men are made able to detect and resist sin where otherwise they would be totally vulnerable.) 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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