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      Focus, today, is upon a question generated by a television program that regularly uses fictional accounts, and portrays supernatural creatures and events. A viewer asks whether or not GOD can be overcome by death. Also, there is more on whether humans must really die. The “Yahoo! Answers” writer using ID “GOOGLE” (Level 1 with 95 points, a member since September 22, 2011) posted the following:

Christians: Can God die?

I was just watching Supernatural, in one of the episodes, it said, that Death (the 4th horseman) can reap God when it’s his time. Also, the episode started that Death and God are about the same age, maybe Death being a little bit older. Since that show bases of the bible (80% accurate), I was wondering if God can die?

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If god wanted to die, could he die? I mean I don’t see why not. A new God could always take over…

Jesus is not god. He is a prohit of the lord. In otherwords, he is god’s son. Even the bible states that Jesus is a prophit not god. Has much as I like Jesus, he is not god. Just a prophit.


THE BATTLE AXE: Must We Really Die? (05/13/2013)—Using the impersonal and mechanical frameworks of time and space, mortality describes life as a temporal event having both a beginning and an ending; where immortality describes the operation of life process as continuous, everlasting, permanent, perpetual, and unbounded by time. Mortality is a life process only among created beings and living creatures designed to remain upon the earth. Such spirit beings as angels, demons, and sacred beasts living in heaven or operating upon the earth are neither mortal, nor immortal. Their duration is generated through divine grace, sacred purpose, and the sovereign will of GOD. For Christian believers, the equation is not correct that declares death (to sleep) is the same as damnation (perdition; the second death; to be deprived of all existence, and completely terminated). Those who sleep are said to “rest,” and continue to have being and existence, however, without also having the forms of body, and mind. When Christ comes to harvest those who are his from the earth, the ones then asleep in death will be awakened, and those who are awake will be taken from the earth without experiencing the sleep of death. As carnal beings in bodies of flesh, mankind absolutely must respond to the frames of time and space as well as many truths of material and physical being. Included are external and internal demands for adaptation, aging, change, decay, growth, learning, pain, pressure, reproduction, and survival. Once the frameworks that presently direct, limit, and order human experience are removed, being and existence will continue structured by accord, divinity, incorruption, immortality, and unity.


THE GOLDEN ARROW: For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession; That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen. (1st Timothy 6: 10-16, KJV)


THE DOUBLE DAGGER: A GOD of War? (03/12/2013); “Authorized Personnel Only”? (03/13/2013); Double Standard? (10/12/2012); Life and Death (09/26/2012); Before Creation? (02/02/2012); The One Unseen (02/03/2012); (08/30/2011) Dispatch 20: The Ally (Able to Stand); Normal? (02/22/2011); TV Shows (02/02/2011)

    
     GOOGLE, here are some points to consider that are important among many Christian believers as truth that agrees with the holy Scriptures:

(1.) GOD is a divine person who exists without the aspects of form that describe angels, mankind, and other created beings and living creatures. For want of a better word, we say, GOD is a “spirit“. By this we also seek to say, GOD is not a material being, object, or thing such as clouds, fog, mist and smoke.

(2.) The substance of GOD is understood as spirit matter. Included are faith, holiness, joy, longsuffering, love, mercy, righteousness, wisdom, and wrath against sin.

(3.) GOD may appear (i.e., be present in awareness, become known and manifest) within the emotional, intellectual, psychological and spiritual consciousness of the living.

(4.) Among Christian believers, death is understood as a peculiar life process (not a sacred or supernatural person) whereby the condition of mortality is completed and finished. All created beings and living creatures are not mortal as mankind; and only GOD (not angels, devils, or the process of death) is eternal and immortal.
    
     There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended. (For example, (5.) As an aspect of revelation, the divine process wherein GOD makes divinity known and visible to mankind, the Almighty has appeared incarnate in the person of Jesus Christ. This device allows eternal and sacred operations that otherwise would be impossible. Atonement, birth, life, suffering, death, obedience, resurrection, and ascension to the celestial presence were all demonstrated through Christ.) 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 obedience of Jesus to the commandment given mankind that the earth be overspread by holiness, rather than sin is considered, today. Also, there is more on time before the sun. The “Yahoo! Answers” Top Contributor using the ID “?” (Level 5 with 7,519 points, a member since May 20, 2012) posted the following:

Why didn’t the Christ Jesus obey God’s commandment given to us in Genesis 9:7?

God found a human mate worthy of giving birth of the Christ Jesus. Surely Jesus could have found a mate worthy of his holy seed, no?

God says in Genesis 38:9-10 that wasting thy seed upon the ground is wicked in the sight of the Lord. So why didn’t the Christ Jesus pick a wife and make babies?

Please do not say “because our salvation was more important.” If Jesus was half man or all man then he should do as men are commanded, no? Besides making a baby or two or three wouldn’t stop him from sacrificing himself.

Let’s face it, the only reason Jesus didn’t make any babies is because the people who concocted the story didn’t think it would benefit their cause, yes?


THE BATTLE AXE: Time Before the Sun? (04/14/2013)—(6) Ideas declaring that human life and reality depend upon the sun, the moon, or the stars come in many forms, and are rightly called “idol worship” and “idolatry”. It is a noxious truth, that there are those in the earth who deny the King of Glory. Why? Because they can tell whenever the sun is shining. See Deuteronomy 4: 15-20, Job 31: 26-28 and John 1: 1-14, KJV. (7) While existence of the sun and moon are described in an account of Creation, the divinely provided lights pertain to the proclamation of Divine name, the revelation of GOD, and that GOD is known as sovereign above all that is. As features of the natural world, the sun and moon are not eternal or permanent; yet, their status as both “universal” in human experience, and beyond human ability to alter or change them, fit the sun and moon to be used illustrating the righteousness of GOD in covenant. More than this, the supremacy of GOD is further established in the removal of sun and moon. See Joshua 10: 12-14, Jeremiah 31: 31-37, Psalms 19: 1-7 and Isaiah 24: 17-23, KJV. (8) The Advent of Christ is also signaled in natural events. Consider again, the instruction from Jesus (Matthew 24: 27-31, KJV).

THE GOLDEN ARROW: But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat? And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink? Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow not. So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do. (Luke 17: 7-10, King James Version)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER: A Family Affair? (04/01/2013); Emotional Appeal? (04/02/2013); Noah, A Second Adam? (03/25/2013); GOD Hiding in Plain Sight (03/26/2013); Our Need for a Son (03/04/2013); Unless You Repent (03/05/2013); The Ascension of Christ? (12/19/2012); GOD in Schools? (12/20/2012)

Dear “?”, the obedience of Jesus to commands that the earth be nourished and replenished are to be seen and understood as accomplished “in spirit,” rather than “flesh and bone.” Where men and women become perfected (i.e., mature), they correctly understand that GOD is a spirit, and we must acknowledge and worship GOD in spirit and in truth, not merely through our senses, physical matter and social being. Dutiful obedience has a peculiar place, where initiative, love (unselfish desire to benefit), and genuine union in the Divine Person have a higher place.

The offspring of Jesus are those who, believing, submit to operations by the same Spirit of GOD that established the heavens and the earth at Creation. Human nature is transformed through baptism that is spiritual death, rebirth from divine substance (holy DNA, so to speak), and regeneration. Those born again, are also spoken of as adopted through the Holy Spirit.

There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended. (For example, there may now be billions who have come to GOD through Jesus Christ. According to the holy writings, these include Abraham, Moses, David, and me.) Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful. Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

Creation of the earth, time, and the sun are topics, today. Also, there is more on why blood. The “Yahoo! Answers” writer using ID “Love doctor” (Level 1 with 40 points, a member since April 6, 2013) posted the following:

Spiritually speaking, if God created the sun on the fourth day…?

..how did he know 4 days had passed?


THE BATTLE AXE: Why Blood? (04/13/2013)—(5.) Lasting and permanent salvation for finite created beings and living creatures, who contain deposits of divine substance, requires direct participation of Eternal Person as a substitute in judgment, and other sacred processes. Included are birth, death, incarnation, re-birth, repentance, resurrection, and sanctification. (6.) Both the full revelation of GOD to the Creation, and the various sacred operations to establish created beings and living creatures as immortal and incorruptible require that GOD, who is a spirit, appear in flesh and bone. In blood, flesh and spirit are bound or yoked, for blood conveys and carries life, yet, is not the life itself. See John 24: 36-43, Genesis 9: 1-7 and Leviticus 17: 1-16, KJV. (7.) Jesus, the Son of GOD, appears in the earth as the “ram caught in the thicket” and the Lamb of GOD to accomplish sacred purposes portrayed in Abraham’s offering of Isaac, as well as demonstrated in the meal shared to seal covenant, the annual observance of Passover. Included are atonement for sin, consecration for service, and the receipt of divine substance. See Genesis 22: 1-18, 1st Corinthians 5: 6-8, John 6: 22-35, and John 6: 47-58, KJV. (8.) In the divine plans for human life, orderly judgment, and perfected justice blood pertains to absolution, cleansing and remission of sin, not to payback, reprisal, and vengeance. See Leviticus 14: 14-20, Numbers 35: 33, Romans 5: 8-10 and Romans 12: 18-20, KJV.

THE GOLDEN ARROW: And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever. And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done. Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book. (Revelation 22: 1-7, KJV)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER: GOD Knows Tomorrow? (04/12/2013); How Was GOD Known Before Jesus (10/06/2012); Jesus, King of Earth? (10/07/2012); GOD Commanded? (02/27/2011); Divine Light (10/04/2010); The Fall of Adam (10/05/2010)

What’s up, Doc? Your case is being diagnosed as spiritual confusion because there is a mix of errors and unspoken questions. Put under microscopic lab tests the following were discovered: (1) What did GOD know? (2) How did GOD know? (3) Can time exist or progress without the sun? (4) Could a being who expresses endless existence and immortality be known through sacred operations that emanate Creation and impart life? (5) An I don’t believe virus saying “days can’t exist without the sun” (rainy days excluded, of course!).

The prognosis is good. Where you will continue to show respect to GOD through faith, obedience, prayer and study, your case will not be terminal. You’ll live.

Many mature Christian believers trust that the account recorded in Genesis is a true description providing all the essential information for mankind to enter into covenant with GOD. By the experiences of faith, prophecy and the Holy Spirit many also understand the following: (1) Created beings, living creatures and Heaven existed before the fourth day of the Creation centered upon mankind. (2) Sin had become recognized through Lucifer, and began to spread among the angels before the fourth day of the Earth’s Creation. (3) The ordering and sequencing of discrete and one-time events was already in place, and a “rudimentary” mechanism of time existed by the fourth day. And (4) The content and order intended for human awareness included time, however, mortality was not yet a condition for the Earth’s Creation.

There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended. (For example, (5) Light and Darkness existed before the peculiar tools of Sun, moon and stars. On rainy days, the beginning and end of Sabbath are known by these.) Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful. Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC