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Today, focus is upon divine law, language, and mechanisms used by GOD to release mankind from sin.  Included are atonement; the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ; Incarnation; inheritance; rebirth; and redemption.  Correctly understood, Jesus Christ did not simply die for the sins of others.  The Savior was born, circumcised, baptized, anointed, was tempted, served, suffered, died, was raised, endured judgment, and is now exalted and sanctified on our behalf.  The principle (we say, unwritten rule) that one may bear the sin of many comes into view as basic to the process of priesthood within the Temple of heaven that was demonstrated upon the earth through covenant relationship and the Tabernacle pitched by Moses, then carried out through the ministry of Jesus Christ.  The High Priest was appointed to enter the divine presence within the Sanctuary bearing the sin of the people upon his heart and shoulders depicted through emblems that were part of his garments and regalia.  For any devoted thing to escape being destroyed when placed upon the altar, it had to be redeemed by offering an acceptable substitute, or a payment in money.  A redeemed animal or thing would continue to belong to GOD, and would be used by the priests and Levites in the Holy Place.   A redeemed person would be in perpetual service to GOD as a living sacrifice.  Consider again the following Scriptures, and the presentation below:

Numbers 3:  11-13, King James Version (KJV):  11 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,  12 And I, behold, I have taken the Levites from among the children of Israel instead of all the firstborn that openeth the matrix among the children of Israel:  therefore the Levites shall be mine;  13 Because all the firstborn are mine; for on the day that I smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt I hallowed unto me all the firstborn in Israel, both man and beast:  mine shall they be:  I am the LORD.

Numbers 3:  45, KJV:  45 Take the Levites instead of all the firstborn among the children of Israel, and the cattle of the Levites instead of their cattle; and the Levites shall be mine:  I am the LORD.

Numbers 18:  21-23, KJV:  21 And, behold, I have given the children of Levi all the tenth in Israel for an inheritance, for their service which they serve, even the service of the tabernacle of the congregation.  22 Neither must the children of Israel henceforth come nigh the tabernacle of the congregation, lest they bear sin, and die.  23 But the Levites shall do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they shall bear their iniquity:  it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations, that among the children of Israel they have no inheritance.

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.

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

 

In Deuteronomy 24:16 God says none shall die for the sin of another. How then did Jesus die for my sin?

Deuteronomy 24:16
The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  And they shall bind the breastplate by the rings thereof unto the rings of the ephod with a lace of blue, that it may be above the curious girdle of the ephod, and that the breastplate be not loosed from the ephod.  And Aaron shall bear the names of the children of Israel in the breastplate of judgment upon his heart, when he goeth in unto the holy place, for a memorial before the LORD continually.  And thou shalt put in the breastplate of judgment the Urim and the Thummim; and they shall be upon Aaron’s heart, when he goeth in before the LORD:  and Aaron shall bear the judgment of the children of Israel upon his heart before the LORD continually.  (Exodus 28:  28-30, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Priesthood and The Cross (03/20/2016); Believing In The Cross? (03/04/2016); Cursed By The Cross? (03/02/2016); Atonement and The Cross? (02/29/2016); More Than Death Needed (12/07/2015); The Lamb of GOD (08/19/2015); Mercy Not Sacrifice? (08/10/2015)

 

“Anonymous”, trust that, despite time and space, through operations of the Holy Spirit, blood and truth from the cross are flowing to here and now.  To correctly acknowledge divinity, Christian believers all must use concepts and ideas that come from an eternal GOD, and that describe sacred processes used by Deity, rather than meanings and values having their origin in mankind.  Just as “collective identity” comes to us through relationship with GOD, wherein two or more persons are accounted a single being (e.g., the male and female pair are Adam; Ephraim and Manasseh are Joseph; 12 tribes are Israel), dynasty and inheritance permit fulfillment of divine promise and prophecy because there is continuity of divine relationship with a single person through their offspring (e.g., Abraham, David, Jesus Christ).  Redemption, salvation, and substitution are provisions within divine law whereby atonement, confession, expiation, offerings of blood, and remission of sin are to be understood as exchanges and interactions of spirit substances that are emanated from and must return to GOD, and are not temporal things that are carnal, material, and social.   The death of Jesus on the cross pertains more to divine revelation, eternal life, and the unity of multiple divine persons (we say, Godhead) more than to sin.  Consider how this is stated using language from the Bible:

(1.)  Leviticus 27:  9-12, King James Version (KJV):  9 And if it be a beast, whereof men bring an offering unto the LORD, all that any man giveth of such unto the LORD shall be holy.  10 He shall not alter it, nor change it, a good for a bad, or a bad for a good:  and if he shall at all change beast for beast, then it and the exchange thereof shall be holy.  11 And if it be any unclean beast, of which they do not offer a sacrifice unto the LORD, then he shall present the beast before the priest:  12 And the priest shall value it, whether it be good or bad:  as thou valuest it, who art the priest, so shall it be.

(2.)  Leviticus 27:  28-29, KJV:  28 Notwithstanding no devoted thing, that a man shall devote unto the LORD of all that he hath, both of man and beast, and of the field of his possession, shall be sold or redeemed:  every devoted thing is most holy unto the LORD.  29 None devoted, which shall be devoted of men, shall be redeemed; but shall surely be put to death.

(3.)  Exodus 13:  12-13, KJV:  12 That thou shalt set apart unto the LORD all that openeth the matrix, and every firstling that cometh of a beast which thou hast; the males shall be the LORD’s.  13 And every firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb; and if thou wilt not redeem it, then thou shalt break his neck:  and all the firstborn of man among thy children shalt thou redeem.

There is far more to be said, understood, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (4.)  Romans 12:  1-3, KJV:  12 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.  2 And be not conformed to this world:  but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.  3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.)  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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The sacred operations of atonement, crucifixion, and Jesus Christ as High Priest are topics, today.  Correctly understood there are many separate divine works that comprise the full atonement that pertains to preparing for and completing final judgment.  The return of Christ to heaven following his death upon the cross was as much to complete raising up the New Jerusalem, and bringing his followers under his blood within the Books of Life as for demonstrating resurrection and the first death, or addressing the issues of sin.  In addition to his roles as Risen Lord, Jesus is to be seen and acknowledged as prince, and High Priest.  Where Christ has suffered the most in body and spirit, and does not go before the Father without joy, all complaining, murmuring, and weeping from the earth become superfluous.  The work of Christ above explains the delay in his Second Coming (Advent).  Consider the following Scriptures and the presentation below:

John 3:  12-15, King James Version (KJV):  12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?  13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.  14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:  15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

John 6:  37-39, KJV:  37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.  38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.  39 And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.

Hebrews 2:  14-18, KJV:  14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;  15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.  16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.  17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.  18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.

Hebrews 3:  1-6, KJV:  1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;  2 Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house.  3 For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house.  4 For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God.  5 And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after;  6 But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.

A fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “razzyandmax” (Level 2 with 482 points, a member since January 15, 2008) posted the following:

 

Question about the Atonement of Jesus Christ.?

Question: If Jesus Christ would have never been Crucified, would the Atonement have taken place? Which part of the Atonement allows people to be forgiven of their sins? Death on the Cross or Suffering in Garden of Gathsemane? (Sp?) I have my own answer and am wondering How all of you feel about it.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:  (For until the law sin was in the world:  but sin is not imputed when there is no law.  Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.  But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.  And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift:  for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.  For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)  Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.  For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.  Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:  That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.  (Romans 5:  12-21, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  The Bridge To Heaven (01/27/2016); More Than Death Needed (12/07/2015); The Lamb of GOD (08/19/2015); Saved by His Death? (05/13/2015); Can Man Kill GOD? (12/14/2014); An Eternal and Permanent Solution? (12/15/2014); The Ascension of Christ? (12/19/2012); GOD in Schools? (12/20/2012)

 

“razzyandmax”, many mature Christian believers understand that through operations of the Holy Spirit, blood and truth from the cross are flowing despite time and space to here and now.  The death of Jesus Christ upon the cross is a “one-time event” among multiple acts of divine revelation to make the character and nature of unseen divinity known to all created beings and living creatures.  The Savior’s crucifixion is inseparable from the appearance of divinity in flesh (we say, Incarnation), the imparting of spirit substance from the makeup of Deity (we say, the falling of the Holy Ghost—also called the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Prophecy, the Spirit of Truth), and the cleansing of heaven as a seat of judgment.  In keeping with the pattern Moses was commanded to reproduce upon the earth, the cross provides the sacred blood required for the divine operations performed by Christ as High Priest to restore the Sanctuary in heaven.  Through sin, the altar of incense that represents the prayers lifted up to GOD, the furnishings, and even the throne of mercy have been defiled and polluted by contact with elements that include confession, deceit, disobedience,  petitions, tears, and weeping.  Consider again how this is stated in the language of the Bible:

(1.)  Exodus 30:  8-10, King James Version (KJV):  8 And when Aaron lighteth the lamps at even, he shall burn incense upon it, a perpetual incense before the LORD throughout your generations.  9 Ye shall offer no strange incense thereon, nor burnt sacrifice, nor meat offering; neither shall ye pour drink offering thereon.  10 And Aaron shall make an atonement upon the horns of it once in a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonements:  once in the year shall he make atonement upon it throughout your generations:  it is most holy unto the LORD.

(2.)  Ezekiel 45:  17-20, KJV:  17 And it shall be the prince’s part to give burnt offerings, and meat offerings, and drink offerings, in the feasts, and in the new moons, and in the sabbaths, in all solemnities of the house of Israel:  he shall prepare the sin offering, and the meat offering, and the burnt offering, and the peace offerings, to make reconciliation for the house of Israel.  18 Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the first month, in the first day of the month, thou shalt take a young bullock without blemish, and cleanse the sanctuary:  19 And the priest shall take of the blood of the sin offering, and put it upon the posts of the house, and upon the four corners of the settle of the altar, and upon the posts of the gate of the inner court.  20 And so thou shalt do the seventh day of the month for every one that erreth, and for him that is simple:  so shall ye reconcile the house.

(3.)  Malachi 2:  13, KJV:  13 And this have ye done again, covering the altar of the LORD with tears, with weeping, and with crying out, insomuch that he regardeth not the offering any more, or receiveth it with good will at your hand.

(4.)  2nd Corinthians 5:  17-19, KJV:  17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature:  old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.  18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;  19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

There is far more to be said, understood, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (5.) Hebrews 7:  25-27, KJV:  25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.  26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;  27 Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people’s:  for this he did once, when he offered up himself.)  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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Heaven, joy, and the truth of damnation are topics, today.  A fighter using the ID “prayasmangurung” at Yahoo! Answers Canada” (Level 2 with 301 points, a member since September 18, 2014) posted the following:

 

Christians If heaven is to be a place free of sadness, pain/suffering, then how can you be happy in heaven knowing knowing?

knowing that the vast majority of humankind is painfully burning for eternity, especially when some of them may be your loved ones?

Just think about poverty death disease destruction?

Every year some natural disaster kills thousands of people die because of disease and millions of babies murdered/killed in abortions!

Simple question really what’s your opinion?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool:  where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?  For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD:  but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.  He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a dog’s neck; he that offereth an oblation, as if he offered swine’s blood; he that burneth incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations.  I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.  Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at his word; Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name’s sake, said, Let the LORD be glorified:  but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.  (Isaiah 66:  1-5, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  An Eternity Worshipping? (07/22/2014); Grace is Not Against Law (07/23/2014); Beyond Punishment (03/21/2014); A Guarantee of Heaven? (03/22/2014); Destroying the Resurrected Body? (02/10/2014); For They Shall Be Ashes (02/11/2014); Can Someone Be Happy? (12/10/2013); Asked to Help? (12/11/2013); The Need to Purify Heaven (01/13/2013); Does Everyone Go To Heaven? (10/28/2012); Magick and Prayers? (10/29/2012)

 

“prayasmangurung”, your question is simple, however its answer from divinity is profound.  Here are a few points Christian believers have received and are encouraged to share:

(1.)  All created beings and living creatures in the earth and in the heavens have been brought forth in accordance with many peculiar aspects of divine person and sovereign will.  Mankind in particular serves as a vessel containing spirit matter from the makeup of GOD (we say, is in the image of GOD).  Because GOD is a spirit, the limits of space and time imposed upon created beings and living creatures do not encumber or restrict divinity.  Only those things that contradict and deny the excellence, existence, power, and purity of divinity are “impossible” with GOD.  Thus, mature Christians acknowledge that, through the fullness of GODhead that includes appearing in the flesh as Jesus Christ, divinity is capable of all feeling, sensation, and thought.

(2.)  Just as there are many repulsive and unpleasant tasks a mother must accomplish within her home upon the earth (e.g., handling dirty diapers full of excrement; removing garbage, rottenness, and waste), divinity also endures the agonies of birth, death, love, and judgment.   Jesus Christ, crucified upon the earth, has returned to heaven as a divine high priest to complete atonement, and cleanse the temple there from the sins that have come before GOD out of the earth.  All heaven sorrowed and wept to see the Son of the Highest abased, and then lifted upon the cross, for the full meaning of salvation was not yet completely revealed.

There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (3.)  Godly sorrow operates to fulfill divine intent, just as sacred knowledge serves to reinforce the imparted, indwelling Spirit from GOD.  Believers experience a new level of consciousness and focus that crystallize divine purpose, and transforms the meaning and value of all carnal, intellectual, material and social experience.  Inseparable aspects of the divine makeup must have place within believers, such as faith, forbearance, forgiveness, holiness, love, wisdom, and wrath against sin.  While sin opposes the continued existence of divine law, the Law Giver, and the full Creation established upon the platform of sacred law, neither on earth or in heaven will the truth from GOD ever oppose such sacred works as atonement, joy, justice, rebirth, righteousness, salvation and sanctification.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

A brief Scripture study focused upon prophetic visions, the raising of a temple at Jerusalem, and the active presence (some say, the glory, the Shekhinah) of GOD.  Much of what we now account as affliction, horror, scourging, and war are intended to prepare us for the fulfillment of visions, and to supply clarity and sobriety for the realization of awe and sovereign power that are soon to be revealed.

 

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3 Who is left among you that saw this house in her first glory? and how do ye see it now? is it not in your eyes in comparison of it as nothing?

4 Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, saith the LORD; and be strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech, the high priest; and be strong, all ye people of the land, saith the LORD, and work:  for I am with you, saith the LORD of hosts:

5 According to the word that I covenanted with you when ye came out of Egypt, so my spirit remaineth among you:  fear ye not.

6 For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land;

7 And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come:  and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts.

8 The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts.

9 The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts:  and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts.  (Haggai 2:  3-7, KJV) 

 

1st Kings 8:  10-11 (KJV)  10 And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the LORD,  11 So that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud:  for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of the LORD.

2nd Chronicles 5:  11-14 (KJV)  11 And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place:  (for all the priests that were present were sanctified, and did not then wait by course:  12 Also the Levites which were the singers, all of them of Asaph, of Heman, of Jeduthun, with their sons and their brethren, being arrayed in white linen, having cymbals and psalteries and harps, stood at the east end of the altar, and with them an hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets:)  13 It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of musick, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever:  that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the LORD;  14 So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud:  for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of God.

2nd Chronicles 7:  1-3 (KJV)  7 Now when Solomon had made an end of praying, the fire came down from heaven, and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the LORD filled the house.  2 And the priests could not enter into the house of the LORD, because the glory of the LORD had filled the LORD’s house.  3 And when all the children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the LORD upon the house, they bowed themselves with their faces to the ground upon the pavement, and worshipped, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.

Isaiah 6:  1-9 (KJV)  1 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.  2 Above it stood the seraphims:   each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.  3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts:  the whole earth is full of his glory.  4 And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.  5 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips:  for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.  6 Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar:  7 And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.  8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.  9 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.

Ezekiel 10:  1-8 (KJV)  1 Then I looked, and, behold, in the firmament that was above the head of the cherubims there appeared over them as it were a sapphire stone, as the appearance of the likeness of a throne.  2 And he spake unto the man clothed with linen, and said, Go in between the wheels, even under the cherub, and fill thine hand with coals of fire from between the cherubims, and scatter them over the city. And he went in in my sight.  3 Now the cherubims stood on the right side of the house, when the man went in; and the cloud filled the inner court.  4 Then the glory of the LORD went up from the cherub, and stood over the threshold of the house; and the house was filled with the cloud, and the court was full of the brightness of the LORD’S glory.  5 And the sound of the cherubims’ wings was heard even to the outer court, as the voice of the Almighty God when he speaketh.  6 And it came to pass, that when he had commanded the man clothed with linen, saying, Take fire from between the wheels, from between the cherubims; then he went in, and stood beside the wheels.  7 And one cherub stretched forth his hand from between the cherubims unto the fire that was between the cherubims, and took thereof, and put it into the hands of him that was clothed with linen:  who took it, and went out.  8 And there appeared in the cherubims the form of a man’s hand under their wings.

Ezekiel 44:  1-9 (KJV)  1 Then he brought me back the way of the gate of the outward sanctuary which looketh toward the east; and it was shut.  2 Then said the LORD unto me; This gate shall be shut, it shall not be opened, and no man shall enter in by it; because the LORD, the God of Israel, hath entered in by it, therefore it shall be shut.  3 It is for the prince; the prince, he shall sit in it to eat bread before the LORD; he shall enter by the way of the porch of that gate, and shall go out by the way of the same.  4 Then brought he me the way of the north gate before the house:  and I looked, and, behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD:  and I fell upon my face.  5 And the LORD said unto me, Son of man, mark well, and behold with thine eyes, and hear with thine ears all that I say unto thee concerning all the ordinances of the house of the LORD, and all the laws thereof; and mark well the entering in of the house, with every going forth of the sanctuary.  6 And thou shalt say to the rebellious, even to the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; O ye house of Israel, let it suffice you of all your abominations,  7 In that ye have brought into my sanctuary strangers, uncircumcised in heart, and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in my sanctuary, to pollute it, even my house, when ye offer my bread, the fat and the blood, and they have broken my covenant because of all your abominations.  8 And ye have not kept the charge of mine holy things:  but ye have set keepers of my charge in my sanctuary for yourselves.  9 Thus saith the Lord GOD; No stranger, uncircumcised in heart, nor uncircumcised in flesh, shall enter into my sanctuary, of any stranger that is among the children of Israel.

Leviticus 26:  18-21 (KJV)  18 And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins.  19 And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass:  20 And your strength shall be spent in vain: for your land shall not yield her increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits.  21 And if ye walk contrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me; I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins.

Leviticus 26:  40-46 (KJV)  40 If they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, with their trespass which they trespassed against me, and that also they have walked contrary unto me;  41 And that I also have walked contrary unto them, and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity:  42 Then will I remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land.  43 The land also shall be left of them, and shall enjoy her sabbaths, while she lieth desolate without them:  and they shall accept of the punishment of their iniquity:  because, even because they despised my judgments, and because their soul abhorred my statutes.  44 And yet for all that, when they be in the land of their enemies, I will not cast them away, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly, and to break my covenant with them:  for I am the LORD their God.  45 But I will for their sakes remember the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the heathen, that I might be their God:  I am the LORD.  46 These are the statutes and judgments and laws, which the LORD made between him and the children of Israel in mount Sinai by the hand of Moses.

Matthew 20:  9-16 (KJV)  9 And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.  10 But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny.  11 And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house,  12 Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.  13 But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong:  didst not thou agree with me for a penny?  14 Take that thine is, and go thy way:  I will give unto this last, even as unto thee.  15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?  16 So the last shall be first, and the first last:  for many be called, but few chosen.

Luke 14:  16-24 (KJV)  16 Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many:  17 And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.  18 And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it:  I pray thee have me excused.  19 And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them:  I pray thee have me excused.  20 And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.  21 So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.  22 And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.  23 And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.  24 For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.

Acts 2:  1-4 (KJV)  1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.  2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.  3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.  4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

 

There is much more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  For example, rather than conceal and hide ourselves from GOD as did Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, mankind is to expose and offer himself in welcome to the presence and operations of divinity.  Here again, readers are asked to add those verses or passages from Scripture that they would like to share in the comments area (below).  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

 

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

 

The genealogy of King David and of Christ are in view, today.  Also, there is more on thanking and blaming GOD.  The writer at “Yahoo! 7 Answers (Australia) using the ID “Adninos” (Level 1 with 1 point, a member since November 2013) posted the following first asked at Yahoo Answers UK & Ireland:

 

How could David be the King of Israel when?

The Bible says:

Due 23:3 An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to their tenth generation shall they not enter into the congregation of the LORD for ever:

Yet David’s maternal great-grandmother was a Moabite?

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Kenneth- But Jews today count their Jewishness (is that a word lol ?) through their mother.

no1home his great-grandmother was a moabite, you uneducated person.

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  Thanking and Blaming GOD (12/25/2013)—(5.)  Christ is the same forever.  (Hebrews 13:  8, KJV.)  Believers are to anchor themselves through sure and certain expectations (we say, hopes), and be grounded in faith that rests upon tested and unchanging truth.  The divine substance of GOD does not change in response to movements and shifts among finite circumstances, conditions, created beings, and objects of sacred focus.  Just as divine love, faith, holiness, wisdom and wrath against sin are permanent aspects of full divine makeup for GOD, there also are constant and ever-present elements of eternal process, purpose, and sovereign will.  Believers are taught to recognize the continuing operation and presence of GOD when enduring experiences and times of correction and punishment as well as when rejoicing in those overflowing with blessings and gifts.  GOD is awesome, righteous and worthy of glory and respect at all times, in all seasons and textures of life experience.  (See Luke 6:  46-49, 1st Corinthians 3:  11 and Hebrews 12:  1-13, KJV.)  (6.)  Grace in time of need. (Hebrews 4:  16, KJV.)  Even more than by the recognition of forgiveness and mercy in all divine judgment, believers have joy in times of affliction, hardship and suffering by maintaining awareness and recognition of divine grace.  Grace does not come and go—nor does our status as confirmed believers—so much as our attention to grace as an aspect of GOD waxes and wanes.  The maturity we seek as those born again is the balance, completeness and stability to correctly discern divine grace at all times.  (See 1st Peter 4:  12-19, 2nd Corinthians 12:  6-10 and 1st Peter 5:  6-11, KJV.)

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;  That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:  But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.  For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;  Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;  And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:  And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.  For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.  Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;  And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;  In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:  In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.  (Ephesians 2:  11-22, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  The Bible and Genealogy (09/10/2013); Why GOD Does Not Tell All (09/11/2013); Jericho Justified? (07/02/2013); Theoretical Forgiveness? (07/03/2013); Errors of King Solomon? (06/13/2013); Salvation for Atheists? (06/14/2013); The Root of Jesse (01/03/2013); Newness of Spirit? (01/04/2013); The Priesthood of Kings (10/17/2012); Childlike Faith (10/18/2012)

 

“Adninos”, here are a few points shared among Christian believers as more of the gift of GOD through the holy writings:

(1.)  The sanctification of any people who covenant with GOD—even ourselves today—is accomplished by setting them apart in every aspect of their carnal experience.  Included for Israel were practices for animal husbandry, farming, and land use; cleansing, hygiene and sanitation; civil and moral law; commerce, finance, and trade; devotions, praise and worship; diet and foods; homemaking, marriage, childrearing; bequests and inheritance.  The things of covenant were granted as further preparation for the lifting of death and removal of divine curses against Creation.

(2.)  Various patterns of intermarriage were forbidden, while many others were acceptable and allowed.  Those that left Egypt with Moses included a “mixed multitude” (we might say, Gentiles), who also experienced divine love through deliverance.  These received the proclamation of covenant and sacred law standing within the congregation at the foot of Mount Sinai.  Further, they received portion of the Promised Land, and their generations were registered and recorded among those of the pioneers of Israel within the genealogical records.

(3.)  Christian believers are cautioned against becoming immersed in arguments about genealogy (see Titus 3:  9, KJV).  Those records were first maintained in the holy writings to trace the lineage of priesthood from Adam, and later became important as documents of inheritance and property ownership vital to the economy and stability of Israel as a covenant nation.  Failing to acknowledge the shift in the purpose and value of such records, many are swallowed up by spiritual confusion.

There is far more to be said, properly shared, and spiritually understood.  (For example, (4.)  The throne of David is a symbol of the unified kingdom of GOD.  Like Adam and Eve (“the mother of all living”), both Mary and Joseph (the earthly “parents” of Jesus) are more to be understood as agents, “caretakers”, regents (those who rule on behalf of a monarch who is a minor child), and stewards.  Jesus is born as the prophesied son of David to fulfill divine proclamations and promises.  In addition to the restoration of all twelve tribes as a united Israel, there is to be a broader inclusion of the Gentiles; and a tearing down of the middle wall of division depicted by covenant law, the cultural traditions of the Jews, and the veil of the Temple separating the Holy Place from the Holiest of Holies (we say, the Sanctuary).)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Grow in grace.

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.  But shun profane and vain babblings:  for they will increase unto more ungodliness.  (2nd Timothy 2:  15-16, KJV)

 

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

Achieving ones Salvation after their death is the topic, today.  Also, there is more on the Advent of Christ.  A writer at “Yahoo! Answers India” using ID “Agada” (Level 1 with 84 points, a member since 29 November 2013) posted the following originally asked at Yahoo Answers United Kingdom:

 

Can a sinner make heaven after death? If yes, how possible? If no, why?

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  Like a Thief? (12/01/2013)—Unbelievers mistakenly compare the coming of Christ (life, and eternal life) to the coming of death.  To say, there will be no further warnings from GOD, declares that, while things begun by GOD before the foundation of the earth will continue to proceed to their fulfillment, there will be no additional or new dispensation and sacred events (we say, messages, manifestations, miracles) detailing the consecrated purposes of the Almighty.  There will be no new Gospel or Spirit from GOD.  Yet, history now shows that there may be different contemporary demonstrations and expressions through words for the ancient things provided by GOD.  As a unique aspect of full Creation, created beings and living creatures whose makeup include awareness and self-will, come under the influence of sin that opposes the continued existence of divine law, holy person, and even the total universe put forth by GOD.  Believers in GOD have been given assurances and promises that their lives will be preserved with the Almighty by special operations of divinity.  The appearance of GOD as Jesus Christ, his birth, death, resurrection and ascension into the heavens have been stages in a full plan of salvation.  Further divine works must be accomplished that include the return of Jesus to the earth to receive all those who are set apart through their content of faith as his purchased and redeemed.  The Advent (also called, the Rapture or Second Coming) will be a public event, and not simply a private experience, or secret occurrence involving only Christian and Jewish believers.  The Advent that will occur follows hundreds of years of its proclamation wherein angels and men have had opportunity to learn, grow, be reconciled to GOD, and to be established under divine approval.  No one will suddenly “disappear without explanation.”  Trumpets and the shout of an archangel will announce the holy event.  At the same time, and all around the globe, every eye of the living, as well as the dead who are then raised up and restored to life, will see.  All will know, and all will physically and vocally acknowledge that Jesus is Lord, bowing and proclaiming with spoken words using all the languages from the earth.  With the understanding that Jesus is now occupied in the heavens completing works of atonement, judgment, and sanctification, believers are to live in expectation, gratitude, humility, joy, longsuffering and patience, preparing themselves for the great day of his appearing.  Believers in Jesus Christ as Messiah, as Savior, are to regard the revelation now in place before mankind and all Creation as immutable, an expression of divine person that is sealed, and will not be altered.  (See Isaiah 45:  22-23, Habakkuk 2:  2-4, Luke 17:  20-37, 1st Thessalonians 4:  15-17, Revelation 1:  7-8 and Revelation 22:  17-21, KJV.)

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool:  his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.  A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him:  thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him:  the judgment was set, and the books were opened.  I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake:  I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame.  As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away:  yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.  I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.  And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him:  his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.  (Daniel 7:  9-14, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Theoretical Forgiveness (07/03/2013); The Return in Glory? (07/04/2013); Come As You Are (06/29/2013); Freewill is Finite (06/30/2013); How Do I Repent? (05/16/2013); The “Jesus Way”? (05/17/2013); Repentance Must Come Before Resurrection (04/27/2013); Destroyed in Noah’s Flood? (04/28/2013); After the Rapture? (11/01/2012); Opportunity to Repent (11/02/2012); Chances for Change (09/15/2012); The Gospel not Logical? (09/16/2012)

 

“Agada”, here are a few points based on teachings from the holy Bible that are held to be necessary truth among Christian believers:

(1.)  Only willing and voluntary behavior display and reveal the content and spirit substance of created beings and living creatures. 

(2.)  Just as the dead are incapable of movement and speech, the dead are incapable of emotions, love, praise, remorse, sorrow for sins, thought, and worship to acknowledge GOD.

(3.)  All are to appear before GOD in judgment, however, those who are “certified” while they are alive will be received through Christ at the time of his return to harvest the earth.  In the advent (some say, the rapture, others, the second coming), only those in whom the seeds of faith and divine knowledge have been implanted will be taken up from the earth.

(4.)  Later, those accounted as wicked will also be “raised up” to appear in heaven in divine judgment.  This is a further divine act to reveal the character and nature of GOD as righteous, for all are given opportunity to appear “in person” to answer charges against themselves.  In what is called the “second resurrection,” the wicked will not be accused by Christ, or by Satan (who will already have been cast into the lake of fire).  All will then have to answer to the plain record in heaven that details their own attitudes, conduct and deeds.

There is far more to be said, correctly shared, and spiritually understood.  (For example, (5.)  The record in heaven may only be changed through the application of holy blood, and atonement ministered by Jesus Christ.  Sins appearing in the Book of Life, that one actually has committed, is guilt of, and must be accountable for can be covered, and effectively erased and removed.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.  By sharing what we receive as our inheritance of truth from GOD we may shine forth as an unquenchable light to the world.  Happy Hanukkah to all. 

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

 

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Being born again, ones mind, and new life in Christ are topics, today.  Also, there is more on whether Satan is adversary or servant.  The “Yahoo! Answers” writer using the ID “Gabrielle” (Level 2 with 257 points, a member since March 22, 2013) posted the following:

 

According to the Bible, how can a person renew his mind?

Romans 12:2:
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  Adversary or Servant? (11/21/2013)—Because, in the beginnings of angelic sin, Satan did not openly oppose Christ as ruler of the angels, for his work in the Creation, or for his serving as the heavenly Advocate, Redeemer, Savior and Judge of mankind, many could not grasp that Satan opposes all sacred purpose, and the sovereign majesty of Almighty GOD.  While he is called an accuser of the brethren, a usurper, and one who seeks to wrest away command of the universe to himself, he convincingly presents himself among the angels and before men as an injured party, one whose freedom is threatened, and one whose reputation has been unfairly besmirched and tarnished.  Just like when he appeared to Eve in the Garden of Eden, Satan uses disguises, enticements, extortion, inappropriate comparisons, insinuation, questions, slander, and subtlety.  A master of deception, Satan exploits infirmity and weaknesses in others, and pursues the divisive policies that men label as ambition, lust, and self-centeredness.  Thereby, this heavenly prince has lost all voluntary capacity for love (i.e., ability to add value, continue in fruitful relationship, or provide benefit) to other created beings and living creatures.  Although he has been stripped of the princely authority and titles he once lawfully exercised in heaven, upon the earth, Satan dares persist as though having that same legitimate power.  Thus, he has been called the “Prince of Darkness,” “the prince of the power of the air,” “the prince of this world,” and “the god of this world” (see Ephesians 6:  10-18, John 12:  31, John 14:  30, Ephesians 2:  2 and 2nd Corinthians 4:  4, KJV).  Satan appears completely unaware that he has no true independence from the Host; that his knowledge is imperfect and incomplete; that many now correctly see him as one who “forgets GOD” and is proud, self-justifying and self-promoting; or that he is still bound to carry out and execute duty (necessary tasks that must be completed—like it, don’t like it—at all cost, despite every unpleasantness, and whatever the sacrifice.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:  And not as Moses, which put a veil over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished:  But their minds were blinded:  for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ.  But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart.  Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.  Now the Lord is that Spirit:  and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.  But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.  (2nd Corinthians 3:  12-18, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Heart, Brain or Spirit? (10/09/2013); The Image of GOD? (10/10/2013); Words Spoken by GOD? (06/05/2013); Teachings on Judgment (06/06/2013); An Earth to Fix A Heaven? (05/18/2013); A Daily Revelation? (10/02/2012); Blessings, Curses and Woes (10/03/2012); About Conversion (09/03/2012); By Grace (09/04/2012)

 

“Gabrielle”, where renewing the mind means establishing new focus for ones awareness, intellect, and self-will, here are a few points important to many Christian believers.  Simply put, we are to focus upon Christ:

(1.)  While Jesus is away from the earth, and occupied with the tasks of atonement, judgment, and purifying the Sanctuary as a divine High Priest in heaven, his followers are to continue his ministering presence as the Church.  Multiple endowments and sacred tools have been  bestowed upon mankind through his incarnate ministry of GOD.  Included are divine law, gifts of the Spirit, the fruit of the Spirit, sacred disciplines and practices (we say, sacraments), praise, prayer, promises, prophecy, wisdom, and a new nature that more readily detects, condemns and resists sin.

(2.)  Following baptism and the divine operations whereby a person is “born again” as if germinated from divine DNA and holy substance, a  believer is to “grow up again” by continuously sharing fellowship with others who have come to GOD through Christ.  Shared activity for building and learning will include making music and songs of praise; meeting challenges, emergencies and problems together; social events for exchange, recreation and rest; public speaking, teaching and writing; study of Scriptures; unselfish service to the congregation, to ones, family and friends, and others; and with group worship.  The community of believers must behave as agents and spokespersons for Christ toward other created beings and living creatures as well as toward GOD.

There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually understood.  (For example, (3.)  Christian believers experience continuous change that is to nourish and preserve them in this present world as well as to prepare them for the coming of Christ to harvest the earth.  Some of these changes are instantaneous (we say, miraculous), others are gradual and progressive.  These changes are to be irreversible and permanent, however, can only be sealed by ones receipt of the imparted indwelling Spirit from GOD, the completion of ones mortality, and the transformations that occur with the appearance of Christ—corruption to incorruption, mortal to immortal.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.  Jesus is coming soon.  Grow in grace.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

 

 

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