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Today, focus continues upon believers walking in the light, where light is the sacred knowledge and understanding provided mankind through Jesus Christ.  In the light, changes and differences that first appear as arbitrary, destructive and divisive can be correctly seen as providing necessary energy, imbalance, and motion for growth.  The Gospel proclaimed through the ministry of Jesus promotes permanent change in ones lifestyle through living experiences that acknowledge, share, and show benefit from GOD.  Liars do not fare well in the sacred judgment that requires absolute truth; and Christ is given as an advocate and spokesperson for those otherwise without voice.  The Gospel does not condemn mankind for sin so much as it further prepares mankind for eternal release from punitive judgment.  A peculiar discipline is to be practiced in the life whereby the believer acquires authority and power over various aspects of their own human makeup that would otherwise maintain the spiritual ignorance from an animal and carnal nature.  As those who experience spiritual rebirth, the followers of Jesus are the children and offspring of Christ, who is the light from GOD. 

 

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  To Walk As He Walked? (11/15/2014)

1st John 2:  1-10, KJV—My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:  2 And he is the propitiation for our sins:  and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.  3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.  4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.  5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected:  hereby know we that we are in him.  6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.  7 Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning.  8 Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you:  because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth.  9 He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.  10 He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.

Psalms 119:  1-6, KJV—Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.  2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.  3 They also do no iniquity:  they walk in his ways.  4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.  5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!  6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.

Romans 14:  17-19, KJV—For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.  18 For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.  19 Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.

John 1:  1-5, KJV—In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  2 The same was in the beginning with God.  3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.  4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.  5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

Galatians 4:  4-8, KJV—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.  8 Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods.

Psalms 119:  11-19, KJV—Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.  12 Blessed art thou, O LORD:  teach me thy statutes.  13 With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth.  14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches.  15 I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.  16 I will delight myself in thy statutes:  I will not forget thy word.  17 Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word.  18 Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.  19 I am a stranger in the earth:  hide not thy commandments from me.

John 9:  39-41, KJV—And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.  40 And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also?  41 Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin:  but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth.

John 1:  11-13, KJV—He came unto his own, and his own received him not.  12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:  13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

Philippians 2:  5-11, KJV—Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:  6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:  7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:  8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.  9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:  10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;  11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

John 11:  9-10, KJV—Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world.  10 But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him.

1st John 4:  2-11, KJV—Hereby know ye the Spirit of God:  Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:  3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God:  and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.  4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them:  because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.  5 They are of the world:  therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.  6 We are of God:  he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.  7 Beloved, let us love one another:  for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.  8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.  9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.  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.

John 12:  34-44, KJV—The people answered him, We have heard out of the law that Christ abideth for ever:  and how sayest thou, The Son of man must be lifted up? who is this Son of man?  35 Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you:  for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.  36 While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.  37 But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him:  38 That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed?  39 Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again,  40 He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.  41 These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him.  42 Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue:  43 For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.  44 Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me.

John 12:  46, KJV—I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.

John 8:  12, KJV—Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world:  he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

Philippians 2:  14-15, KJV—Do all things without murmurings and disputings:  15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

Matthew 5:  14-16, KJVYe are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.  15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.  16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

2nd Corinthians 4:  3-7, KJV—But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:  4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.  5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.  6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.  7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

Ephesians 6:  11-13, KJV—Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.  13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Romans 8:  14-18, KJV—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:  17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.  18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

Romans 13:  7-14, KJV—Render therefore to all their dues:  tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.  8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another:  for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.  9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.  10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour:  therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.  11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep:  for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.  12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand:  let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.  13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.  14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

Ephesians 1:  3-11, KJV—Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:  4 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:  5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,  6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.  7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;  8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;  9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:  10 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:  11 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:

 

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

Today, more points are shared on lying, sin, and spiritual growth.  Liars are to be left to GOD along with accusers, apostates, bullies, complainers, boasters, gossips, heretics, incorrigibles, loafers, name-callers, reprobates, scoffers, slanderers, tattletales, troublemakers, and wasters.  All Christian believers are granted a new place in relationship to GOD through Jesus Christ, however, none may maintain their status as sanctified (we say, cleansed, saved and set apart for holy service) where they continue making lies and approving their own errors.  Additionally, believers are granted strength and understanding to endure challenges, delays, disappointments, liars, thieves, separation and death.  Not only are believers to conduct themselves as sons and daughters to GOD, an evidence of things unseen, they are to edify and prosper the household of  faith as spokespersons (we say, prophets) sent by divinity.  Being fashioned as children, believers gradually grow and at the coming of Christ become permanently transformed as immortal, incorruptible companions to Deity.  The word from GOD that nourishes new life has been established as commandment, law, proclamation (we might say, official decrees), promise, and prophecy.  Mankind must maintain covenant, salvation, and eternal relationship by having divine integrity and righteousness that are bestowed as an indwelling Spirit from GOD.

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  What to Do About Liars? (11/14/2014)

 

Psalms 116:  9-18, KJV—I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living.  10 I believed, therefore have I spoken:  I was greatly afflicted:  11 I said in my haste, All men are liars.  12 What shall I render unto the LORD for all his benefits toward me?  13 I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD.  14 I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people.  15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.  16 O LORD, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid:  thou hast loosed my bonds.  17 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD.  18 I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people.

Deuteronomy 23:  21-23, KJV—When thou shalt vow a vow unto the LORD thy God, thou shalt not slack to pay it:  for the LORD thy God will surely require it of thee; and it would be sin in thee.  22 But if thou shalt forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in thee.  23 That which is gone out of thy lips thou shalt keep and perform; even a free will offering, according as thou hast vowed unto the LORD thy God which thou hast promised with thy mouth.

Numbers 23:  19, KJV—God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent:  hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

Proverbs 10:  17-19, KJV—He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction:  but he that refuseth reproof erreth.  18 He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.  19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin:  but he that refraineth his lips is wise.

Ephesians 4:  17-24, KJV—This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,  18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:  19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.  20 But ye have not so learned Christ;  21 If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:  22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;  23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;  24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

Ezekiel 13:  7-9, KJV—Have ye not seen a vain vision, and have ye not spoken a lying divination, whereas ye say, The LORD saith it; albeit I have not spoken?  8 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye have spoken vanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I am against you, saith the Lord GOD.  9 And mine hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity, and that divine lies:  they shall not be in the assembly of my people, neither shall they be written in the writing of the house of Israel, neither shall they enter into the land of Israel; and ye shall know that I am the Lord GOD.

Psalms 59:  7-12, KJV—Behold, they belch out with their mouth:  swords are in their lips:  for who, say they, doth hear?  8 But thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them; thou shalt have all the heathen in derision.  9 Because of his strength will I wait upon thee:  for God is my defence.  10 The God of my mercy shall prevent me:  God shall let me see my desire upon mine enemies.  11 Slay them not, lest my people forget:  scatter them by thy power; and bring them down, O Lord our shield.  12 For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let them even be taken in their pride:  and for cursing and lying which they speak.

James 3:  8-18, KJV—But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.  9 Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.  10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.  11 Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?  12 Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.  13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.  14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.  15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.  16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.  17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.  18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

Matthew 7:  1-5, KJV—Judge not, that ye be not judged.  2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged:  and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.  3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?  4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?  5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

Matthew 9:  10-13, KJV—And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples.  11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?  12 But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.  13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice:  for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Ephesians 4:  25-32, KJV—Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour:  for we are members one of another.  26 Be ye angry, and sin not:  let not the sun go down upon your wrath:  27 Neither give place to the devil.  28 Let him that stole steal no more:  but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.  29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.  30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.  31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:  32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

1st Peter 3:  8-18, KJV—Finally,  be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:  9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing:  but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.  10 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:  11 Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.  12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers:  but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.  13 And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?  14 But and if ye suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are ye:  and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;  15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts:  and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:  16 Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.  17 For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.  18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:

 

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

Lying, sin and spiritual growth are topics, today.  The “Yahoo! Answers” fighter using as ID “DiscipleofSatan” (Level 3 with 2,409 points, a member since September 18, 2014) posted the following:

 

What shall we as Christians do about liars?

In the church I go to there seems to be liars. Some talk about having sex after marriage. Some talk about how successful they are in faith. Some even think its OK to worship in public. Now at least im honest about my position. How can a Christian lie?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  And I saw a new heaven and a new earth:  for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.  And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.  And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.  And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain:  for the former things are passed away.  And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write:  for these words are true and faithful.  And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.  He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.  But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone:  which is the second death.  (Revelation 21:  1-8, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Sinless Until Advent? (11/05/2014); Holy Wars? (11/06/2014); All Lying Forbidden? (03/04/2014); Wrong Not to Forgive? (03/05/2014); Everything a Lie? (10/05/2013); Sacrificed and Risen? (10/06/2013); Struggling? (05/11/2013); Through Much Tribulation (05/12/2013); Confusion 2013 (01/13/2013); Why A “Spokesperson”? (01/14/2013)

 

“DiscipleofSatan”, the name you’ve chosen to be known by suggests that you yourself are not yet born again, and established within the kingdom of new life.  Even so, here are a few points that should be considered by all who value correct spiritual knowledge:

(1.)  Before a sinner arrives at readiness to receive baptism (i.e., death of ones inborn spirit, burial, and rebirth having fresh spirit content from the makeup of Christ), there are many challenges and obstacles they must first encounter and overcome.  By the natural processes of the flesh, reproduction, and social interaction, all are first born having a nature responsive to sin as well as to divinity.  For many, sin appears to be a normal and necessary aspect of humanity, and does not fully impress their conscience or intellect as alien, contrary, and foreign to the Creation of GOD.

(2.)  By our godly standards, sin opposes the continued existence of divine law, of the Law Giver, and of all divine order established through sacred law.  Sin is no living thing, and itself has no carnal or material form that may be measured (e.g., height, length, weight).  Yet, sin has direction, effect, and presence.  As an artifact or residue of the conditions before Creation, sin operates as corruption, death, decay and rot.  Sin functions as though invisible and unseen, yet, may dominate awareness and self-will in created beings and living creatures. 

(3.)  The Scriptures teach, all have sinned and come short of the glory of GOD.  Once born again, all must mature again, so to speak; and everyone in the church will not be at the same stage of development until Christ appears in the Advent.  Liars are no different than other sinners.  The divine standard is high; and the living are made perfect (i.e., balanced, complete, mature, stable) only through deposits, endowments and gifts of spirit content having divinity.  Mankind has been provided with tools to recognize and resist sin (e.g., covenant, discernment, family, forgiveness, law, the Holy Ghost), yet, sin may not be eliminated and removed through such human devices as algebra, competition, feelings, intellect, logic, mathematics, and science.

There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (4.)  Believers are to realize their task is not to change, critique, and re-create others.  Showing humility and respect, they help and support others who choose to change in accordance with the operations of GOD in their life.  Believers are not seeking authority and power over others; and are to allow others and themselves to be permanently changed by GOD, who is to have all authority and power.  Believers are to share sacred knowledge gained by contemplation, fellowship with those who are committed to Christ, prayer, reflection, and study of the holy writings.  Believers are to acknowledge, affirm, and further nourish the spiritual growth they see in others.  Saying this another way:  Mature believers are sent to minister the Gospel, not to be ministered unto.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

      Blasphemy, slander, wordplay and spiritual confusion come into view; and there is more on law, murder and sin, today. A “Yahoo! Answers” Top Contributor using the ID “Devoted to Truth” (Level 3 with 2,028 points, a member since October 7, 2012) posted the following:


The Bible says “God is not a man” & Jesus called himself the “Son of Man”…?
So which man did Jesus mean? Yep, I just proved Jesus isn’t the son of God, you can thank me later Christians.


THE BATTLE AXE: Why So Much Murder? (01/12/2013)—The enormity of divine forgiveness, love, mercy, righteousness, and understanding of the anguish felt by all created only become clear for mankind when viewed against the dark and ugly backdrop of human deeds, death, and punitive judgment. The beauty and blessing of sacred law is “invisible” and understated without there also being graphic display of human error. The law does not “predict the future,” however, by stating the consequences for violations, the law gives a sense of what is likely and probable. The awareness that must be established within mankind must go beyond the aspects of flesh: appetite (e.g., hunger, thirst, sexual arousal), sensation (e.g., hearing, seeing, touching), and mental functions (e.g., desire, imagination, recall). Many never realize they have made a mistake until after they have taken action, and they have to be told. Because their error was committed without forethought or malice, we say “it was by accident;” and their knowledge of truth must come by correction or reflection. In pride, once told they have erred, many refuse to acknowledge they are wrong! (Knowing it would be a mistake, action should not be taken; the mistake should not exist, and should have never be made.) Had those offending known in advance the outcome of their choice, they could have avoided unpleasantness. Cautions and warnings ignored, or not taken seriously always result in damage, injury, loss and pain. Murder usually may be classed as iniquity (i.e., imbalance in covenant; deliberate and premeditated pursuit on a path of error and sin). Murder derives from aspects of animal nature such as fear, self-centeredness, self-promotion, and self-will, and may never be described as obedience to sacred law, or a correct expression of the divine will. An executioner is a legitimate officer of the court; and carries out the sentence of judgment in accordance with lawful processes grounded in truth. The assassin may be an agent of a state, operating in accordance with priorities for its national security. Similarly, a warlord or leader of battles (some say king), operates under the “will of the people, ” and this allows for no personal or private agendas to kill. The holy writings document the absolute need for judgment among created beings and living creatures; and the absolute need for judgment makes it that there is an absolute need for a righteous judge. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is taken as an assurance that he has been appointed as the most qualified to preside over all judgment (Acts 17: 30-31, KJV).


THE GOLDEN ARROW: From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee. But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men. Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works. (Matthew 16: 21-27, KJV)


THE DOUBLE DAGGER: The Firstborn, Higher than Kings? (12/18/2012); The Ascension of Christ? (12/19/2012); The Price of Humanity? (12/13/2012); Remembering the Holocaust? (12/14/2012); Son of Man (11/28/2012); Given the Cloud of Witnesses (11/29/2012); How Was GOD Known Before Jesus? (10/06/2012); Jesus, King of Earth? (10/07/2012); Binder 6: The Plan Of This Work (10/03/2011); Q and A? (10/09/2010)

      Most educated Christian believers now understand the divinity and humanity of Jesus without spiritual confusion, because the imparted, indwelling Spirit from GOD bestows ability to receive the language of the Scriptures in accordance with divine purpose. The phrase you have taken out of context, butchered and sought to use for mockery, “God is not a man,” speaks to divine substance and integrity that cannot be known among created beings and living creatures except through the operation of GOD.

      Your error regarding the Incarnation—the ability of GOD to appear in human flesh (or any other form)—fails to embrace the simple ideas shared among children in the true church: the sovereign being and substance of GOD is spirit, and we must worship him in spirit and in truth. GOD is known (recognized) as active and present through aspects of sacred content and sanctified process. Included are authority, faith, holiness, humility, judgment, life, love, redemption, wisdom, and wrath against sin.

      There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended. (For example, the phrase you chose to portray as false declares that GOD is NOT a liar. Your blasphemy saddens mature believers, for they see you in a terrible predicament, that is likely to become worse. You and all you love are in jeopardy. You may have to give greater thought to what you are saying, and reexamine your need for repentance that comes only by the operation of GOD in us.) Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful. Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC