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Resurrection and the account of Jesus raising a young girl from the dead is topic, today.  Also, there is more on discernment.  The writer at “Yahoo! Answers” using ID “Christian Metal Dru” (Level 2 with 696 points, a member since April 13, 2012) posted the following:

 

Who here can explain the meaning behind mark 5 40? 

And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he took the father and mother of the damsel and those who were with him, and entered in where the damsel was lying.

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  Discernment (06/18/2014)—(6.)  Correctly understood, discernment is more than an activity of ones mind, an intellectual operation, or a mental process.  All Spirit matter from GOD is alive (we say, active), is dynamic, and is organic indicating the continuing presence of divine awareness, direction, eternal purpose, sacred operations, and sovereign will.  Discernment is a gift from the Holy Spirit that appears through interactions and shifts occurring among and between spirit substances from the makeup of GOD that reside within created beings and living creatures.  Through baptism and continuing growth, every believer in Jesus Christ receives inseparable spirit matter that includes such aspects of divinity as faith, forbearance, holiness, joy, longsuffering, love, wisdom, truthfulness, and wrath against sin.  Just as ones faith may be no more than a grain of mustard seed, yet, exert extraordinary spirit power, other aspects of divinity may appear in what seems a minimal amount, yet put forth a fullness of divine force and effect.  Sacred knowledge and truth are not dependent upon the amount or quantity of the various sacred elements that appear so much as upon their balance and proportion within the inseparable whole.  For where one aspect of divinity appears, all are present.  Sin may not dominate awareness and self-will in created beings and living creatures, where consciousness and volition have been in-filled by divinity that appears as discernment.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met him:  but Mary sat still in the house.  Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.  But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.  Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again.  Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.  Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life:  he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:  And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?  She saith unto him, Yea, Lord:  I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.  And when she had so said, she went her way, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Master is come, and calleth for thee.  (John 11:  20-28, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Jesus Rose? (11/08/2013); Why Was A Son Sent? (11/10/2013); Sacrificed and Risen? (10/06/2013); Assurances of Salvation? (10/07/2013); Our Present Comfort? (06/28/2013); Come As You Are? (06/29/2013)

 

Trusting GOD to make answer, here are a few points to consider that may be useful:

(1.)  On the surface, the first account of Jesus Christ reviving a dead person (we say, raising the dead) is a sacred event (we say, miracle) focused upon life and death.  More correctly, Christian believers are to realize there is a shift in sacred process away from the historical covenants and divine law, to the processes of faith, promise, and prophecy from GOD.  The Spirit content within created beings and living creatures is revealed as paramount to their divine judgment, and their eternal existence.

(2.)  Jairus is a ruler (we would say, officer in charge) of a local congregation (a synagogue).  Having heard reports of healings performed through the ministry of Jesus, Jairus approached Jesus to ask help for his teenaged daughter, who was dying back at their home.  Jesus agreed to intervene, however, before the two could arrive at Jairus’ home, three notable events occurred:  a) A woman having an issue of blood for more than a decade was healed by touching the hem of Jesus’ garment without his awareness, and without his first having granted her permission to touch him; b) Jesus complained that “virtue” (we may say, healing power) had gone out of himself; and c) a servant came with the message not to trouble Jesus, for the child was already dead.  Jesus encouraged Jairus to “only believe.”

(3.)  When Jesus arrived with Jairus, the professional mourners had already gotten there before him, and were beginning to wail and perform their traditional services to induce weeping and catharsis (we say, emotional release).  Jairus was again given assurance that his daughter would be recovered, that death is only “sleep”, and she would be awakened.

(4.)  As in the miracle of feeding 5,000 (where all were seated in groups of 50) and rebuking the storm at sea (peace be still), Jesus first established divine order.  The Savior dismissed the mourners, and created a select group of witnesses (3 disciples with the parents of the dead child).

There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  For example, (5.)  In the account of Jairus’ daughter, Jesus is revealed as an incarnation of divinity, and is titled “the resurrection and the life.”  As the One come down from heaven, Jesus contains a supply of divine substance that is transferred when healing, and must be replenished through regular praise, prayer and worship.  Also, the first demonstrations of resurrection power are shown through a spoken word (we say, breath, life essence, spirit, utterance).)  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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Death, revival, judgment, resurrection and ascension are topics, today.  Also, there is more on the parable of chocolates.  A writer at “Yahoo! Answers Malaysia” using the ID “21” (Level 5 with 5,317 points, a member since February 7, 2011) posted the following first asked on Yahoo Answers United States:

God rose Jesus from the dead, The first man that rose from the dead. Were did Jesus body in up?

Did God take Jesus to set beside of Him as Stephen look and seen Jesus and God.

THE BATTLE AXE:  Unguarded Chocolates? (11/07/2013)—Usually, a thief looks all around before committing an act of offense; this is to avoid detection. However, because he fails to also look up and within, he goes forward as if GOD is not witness. Behavior  and conduct that are completely visible also have details and minor features that are invisible along with unintended, unseen consequences and lasting side-effects that only appear after time.  In the parable, the three children made no gift to their mother at the time their father shared.  The mere loss of candies worth only a dollar or two at most is not what upset the mother, and weakened the family bond.  There are a multitude of other issues.  Included are altering, contending against and quenching parental hopes; betrayal; collusion; conspiracy; defiance; lack of gratitude; neglect of filial duty; and rebellion.  The act of pilfering a goody was also an unofficial indictment against the parents.  There was implied condemnation, and unspoken accusations of favoritism, injustice, misdirection, neglect, rejection, selfishness, stinginess and unfairness.  Our selfish actions as children are also recorded against us in the Book of Life, and cannot be listed as “love” crimes.  Where childhood misbehavior does not become corrected and erased through healthy achievements, development and growth, these too must be expunged by the blood of the Lamb.

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach,  Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:  To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:  And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.  For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.  When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?  And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.  But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you:  and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.  And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.  And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;  Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.  Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day’s journey.  (Acts 1:  1-12, KJV)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  The Power of Death? (10/01/2013); Divine Love Revealed? (10/02/2013); Must We Really Die? (05/13/2013); Can GOD Die? (05/14/2013); Death Has Been Transformed (05/09/2013); Loving the Enemy? (05/10/2013); ); The Ascension of Christ? (12/19/2012); GOD in Schools? (12/20/2012); Life and Death (09/26/2012); Mob Rule and Violence (09/27/2012)

“21”, here are a few points Christian believers trust have been given to mankind from GOD intended to help us understand death, revival and resurrection:

(1.)  A person may be revived from physical death (we also say, raised from the dead, returned from the dead, or restored to life).  Where this happens, raising the dead is like waking a person who is asleep.  Their being revived is a temporal event (does not last); and the person who was restored continues to live completing their condition as mortal (until they die again for the last time on earth).

(2.)  The Bible reports the sacred event of GOD supplying life again to the dead in a number of places:  the Prophet Elisha was used to raise a dead child to life again (2nd Kings 4:  32-37, KJV); Jesus was used to raise the daughter of Jairus (Mark 5:  35-43, KJV); life was restored to a widow’s son (Luke 7:  11-16, KJV); and Jesus called his friend Lazarus back to life from the grave (John 11:  1-44, KJV).

(3.)  Jesus was the first to demonstrate resurrection, where life is first restored to one who is dead, and they then ascend to heaven (we say, enter the celestial presence of GOD) as one who is alive having body and living form.

There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually understood.  (For example, (4.)  The Bible explains that resurrection has to do with appearing before GOD for judgment.  A person’s body will be rejoined to their spirit and the qualities of their person they displayed at the time of their death.  There are two resurrections:  the first for those accepted, granted eternal life, and justified with GOD through Jesus Christ; the second for the wicked and those that will be destroyed, and never live again.  Just as we do in our courts here on earth, the accused are permitted to appear, know the specific charges, examine the evidence against them, and make their own answer and defense.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Even so, be it unto you according to your faith.  Jesus is coming.  Grow in grace.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

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     Bereavement, Jesus raising the dead, and Scripture readings for funerals are topics, today, along with more on judgment.  A “Yahoo! Answers” writer using the ID “Donkey Girl” (Level 5 with 8,513 points, a member since October 28, 2010) posted the following:

Inappropriate reading at funeral?

I went to a funeral recently and the vicar quoted a passage from the Bible where Jesus sees a mother weeping over her son who has died. Jesus tells the boy to get up and his mother is very joyful as he’s returned to life. The vicar said that Jesus did this because the boy obviously meant a lot to his mother.

I think this is completely inappropriate at a funeral. So Jesus saw fit to resurrect this boy, but presumably doesn’t care enough about the guy whose funeral I was at nor the suffering of his wife weeping in the front pew to resurrect him.

None of the believers at the funeral seemed to think anything of it. Are Christians so blinded by their faith that they just listen to the words and don’t think about their meaning any more?

THE BATTLE AXE:  When Does Judgment Begin? (06/27/2013)—The current, ongoing judgment focuses upon believers, and therefore, employs criteria and standards that relate to identifying divine purpose, sacred operations, and eternal substance.  Included are admonition, chastisement, correction, council, instruction, punishment, rebuke, and warning (see Job 5:  17-19, Hebrews 12:  4-6 and Luke 12:  42-48, KJV).  At the Advent, or Second Coming of Jesus, there will be two classes of believers in existence that supply those who are lifted up to meet the Lord in the air:  (1) the quick (those still alive, who have not finished mortal life, and (2) the dead.  Both these classes of believer will have already satisfied the demands of judgment such that they are included in what is called “the harvest,” “the reaping,” and “the Rapture.”  Those taken up are not yet granted rest from all labors, for they must complete preparations for, serve in, and bear witness to the judgment of the wicked.  Also, there must be the assignment of duties and the distribution of homes within the New Jerusalem as well as upon the new earth that is to be overspread by immortal, incorruptible beings.  See Matthew 5:  20-29, 2nd Timothy 4:  1-5, 1st Thessalonians 4:  13-18 and Revelation 21:  1-8, King James Version.

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  If ye love me, keep my commandments.  And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;  Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.  I will not leave you comfortless:  I will come to you.  Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me:  because I live, ye shall live also.  At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.  He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.  Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?  Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words:  and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.  He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings:  and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.  These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.  But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.  Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you:  not as the world giveth, give I unto you.  Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.  (John 14:  15-26, King James Version)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  The End of Pain? (06/10/2013); Faith for Facing Tragedy? (06/04/2013); Scripture at Funerals (04/30/2013); Why Jesus Authored No Books (05/01/2013); Magical Resurrection? (03/20/2013); Eat His Body, Drink His Blood (03/21/2013); Holy Comfort? (11/26/2010); Statistics? (11/27/2010)

     “Donkey Girl,” here are some important points shared among Christian believers that may further your spiritual insight:

(1)  Surrounded by two crowds at the entering of the city, Jesus publicly responded to the widow at Nain whose son was her sole source of income and emotional support.  The Savior was moved by compassion, empathy, and the recognition that his own mother would be bereaved and devastated, soon.  At the pleadings of a father and leader of the synagogue (Jairus), Jesus had restored a dead maiden; however, this had been done in private, before no more than six witnesses.  In both these instances, the dead were raised before burial; and so, on surface, they may appear less significant than the raising of Lazarus, who was in the tomb several days.

(2)  Jesus was not commanded by GOD to raise the widow’s son, at that time.  His doing so, therefore, was a prophetic demonstration (actions instead of words) to forewarn and prepare his disciples for a faith-staggering revelation of his divine authority, discretion, and sacred prerogative:  That Messiah would soon die upon the cross, and would reappear following his resurrection from death.

(3)  The sacred processes of GOD for mankind make use of such elements as birth, death, family, marriage, parenting and revival of the dead.  However, consciousness of GOD can be established only through the inseparable aspects of divine person.  GOD is a spirit, and may only be realized using imparted spirit matter that makes up divinity.  Included are faith, holiness, joy, longsuffering, love, righteousness, wisdom, and wrath against sin.

     There is no simple explanation, or abbreviated way to clarify the many profound truths of judgment, prophecy, resurrection and sanctification.  There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example,  (4)  Presently, mature Christian believers are to answer death and bereavement through the promises of GOD, instead of through marvels, miracles, and raising the dead.  The comfort, edification and exhortation from GOD that are prophecy do not center upon the carnal, material and social events that routinely challenge believers.  Multiple ongoing sacred operations are in place transforming all Creation, and every aspect of existence.  Once the “second death” is completed, mortality will no longer exist; and mankind will be immortal and incorruptible.)   Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.


THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC