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The problems of knowing and not knowing GOD are the topic, today, along with more on having a relationship and not just knowledge.  A “Yahoo! Answers” writer using the ID “DESMOND” (Level 1 with 100 points, a member since June 24, 2013) posted the following:

I think i’m lost without God?

THE BATTLE AXE:  A Relationship not Just Knowledge? (06/25/2013)—  (5)  The salvation we speak of is not an invisible, one-time, sacred event where GOD operates upon human awareness and then becomes distant and remote.  Salvation is a continuing consciousness of GOD whereby believers apply their own endowment of sacred substance in building, decision-making, forecasting, interaction, judgment and shared experience.  It is in this sense that one must “give to get,” and one can achieve nothing without making a total investment of oneself. 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.  For by it the elders obtained a good report.  Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.  By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.  By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him:  for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.  But without faith it is impossible to please him:  for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.  (Hebrews 11:  1-6, KJV)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  To Find A True Christian? (06/17/2013); Unseen Sin? (06/18/2013); Life Given By Knowledge? (04/03/2013); A Spirit Church? (04/04/2013); To See With New Eyes (11/06/2012); A Life Companion? (11/07/2012); Unanswered Prayers? (09/11/2011); When You Pray (09/12/2012)

DESMOND, here are some points to consider that are important to a full and correct understanding for Christian believers:

(1)  The problem of not knowing GOD results in created beings and living creatures operating in terms of imperfection (we say, immaturity) and their less developed nature.  Human potential includes ability to operate after an animal, or a divine nature.  By the one, aspects of the flesh dominate (e.g., appetite such as hunger, thirst, craving for sexual activity; sensation such as hearing, seeing, tasting, touching; mental operations such as desire, fantasy, imagination, recall, thought).  By the other, aspects of spirit control and establish being, person, purpose, relationship, and vision.

(2)  The problem of knowing GOD is that material, physical and social truth are not always upheld by ones spirit content.  Contradictions, disbelief, human error, and spiritual confusion repeatedly occur until operating in line with divinity becomes habitual, regular, and stable.  Those who are “born again” MUST grow up again; and encounter “growing pains” again.

(3)  For mankind, correctly realizing how to operate in a relationship to the Creator and Maker of the universe must be achieved using the materials of human experience.  Included are change, emotions, growth, knowledge, interaction, language, and work.  Nevertheless, there must be a transformation of human make-up.

There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example,  (4)  A “connect” must be in place whereby the Almighty may know or recognize his created ones as well as be known by them.  Through baptism (we say, rebirth having divine DNA), believers possess the imparted, indwelling Spirit of GOD made available through the ministry of Jesus Christ.  Thereafter, as Christians one must meet the challenges of life, and may seem to stray or wander.  However, these are as those who left Egypt and could not enter the Promised land for 40 years; or like the “lost sheep” of Israel.  GOD always knows where they are, and that they belong to him.)   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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