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Today, focus is again on the character, substance, and process of divinity.  Given that divinity may not be known as having a beginning and an end, sacred events, spiritual practices, and many operations of GOD may not be spoken of as conclusive, finite, and temporal. Rather, they are ongoing, recurring, and unending.  The fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” who uses the ID “Mhs” (Level with 1 point, a member since January 12, 2014) posted the following:

 

God does not have a beginning or end. Then why do Christian claim that God can have a beginning and end like a human?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.  And further, by these, my son, be admonished:  of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.  Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter:  Fear God, and keep his commandments:  for this is the whole duty of man.  For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.  (Ecclesiastes 12:  11-14, King James Version, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  How Christ Is Known? (04/24/2017); Proclaiming A New Kingdom? (04/13/2017); Hosanna In The Highest (04/09/2017); The First Book of the Bible? (11/20/2014); The Beginning of Wisdom? (11/21/2014); Alpha and Omega (12/29/2013); Fear & GOD? (12/30/2013)

 

“Mhs”, the revelation of divinity (i.e., how GOD is made knowable, known, and “visible”) to created beings and living creatures must respond to multiple sacred operations that include acknowledging and applying both divine and natural law, cyclic and mechanical process, the frameworks of time and space, the many inseparable aspects of spirit content from the makeup of GOD (e.g., faith, holiness, longsuffering, lovingkindness, wisdom, wrath against sin) as well as unchanging expressions of the heart, mind and sovereign will of GOD that appear as eternal purpose.  Because GOD is a spirit whose substance is immaterial, GOD may be understood as boundless, diffuse, and without limit (we also say, omnipresent).  Yet, there are essential aspects of order vital to communication, exchange and interaction with Deity that also must be in place such as existence, life, person, and presence.  In addition to the High Priest Melchisedec, the Prophet Moses, and Israel as a covenant partner to GOD, Jesus Christ has been provided to crystallize and clarify the divine use of physical form, and the outworking of GOD as an active presence who resides within sequential process as proclamation, promise and prophecy.  Where a believer agrees that all things are possible with GOD, it is also correct to understand that with divinity there can be many “beginnings” and many “ends”.  Consider the following that uses language from the Bible:

(1.)  John 1:  1-5, King James Version (KJV):  1 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.

(2.)  Romans 8:  5-9, KJV:  5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.  6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.  7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God:  for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.  8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.  9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

(3.)  Hebrews 7:  1-6, KJV:  1 For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;  2 To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace;  3 Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.  4 Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.  5 And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham:  6 But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.

Of course there is far more to be said, carefully considered, and fully embraced.  (For example (4.)  Revelation 21:  5-8, KJV:  5 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.  6 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.  7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.  8 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.)  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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Awe and right respect for divinity are topics, today.  Also, there is more on “the Alpha and Omega” as a holy name and title for Jesus.  Readers now see a verse or passage out of the Scriptures appearing in italic type as a conclusion to each blog.  This signifies my personal “bottom line,” and signature to what appears above as genuine bible-based belief and understanding.  A writer at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Mr. Acyut” (Level 3 with 1,069 points, a member since June 07, 2012) posted the following originally asked on Yahoo Answers India:

 

What’s the relation between Fear & God ?

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  Alpha and Omega (12/29/2013)—(4.)  Many mistakenly take this title as “the beginning and the end” as a statement regarding the Savior’s immortality and divine authority over mortal life and death.  More correctly, believers are directed to the death of Jesus upon the cross, his burial, resurrection and ascension as one-time, sacred events.  Many other of the divine operations for the redemption and salvation of mankind are continuous, ongoing and eternal.  This allows us to say, many workings of GOD are without beginning, and without end.  Included are divine love, judgment, prayer, praise, and sanctification.  Language in the Scriptures that describe Christ as the “beginning and the end” when applied to the law, refers to his primacy and exalted place over all as well as his fulfillment of the divine goals, objectives and purposes of the law, not to any annulment, destruction, or termination of the law.  Consider again Romans 10:  1-4, Romans 14:  8-9 and 1st Thessalonians 3:  12-13, King James Version.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,  To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,  And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.  See that ye refuse not him that speaketh.  For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven:  Whose voice then shook the earth:  but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.  And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.  Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:  For our God is a consuming fire.  (Hebrews 12:  22-29, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  A Need to Fear? (12/02/2012); On Seeing Jesus Serve The Poor (12/03/2012); The Fear of GOD (10/30/2012); Saved in Childbearing? (10/31/2012); Why Courage? (10/14/2012); Christian Modesty (10/15/2012

 

“Mr. Acyut”, here are a few points to consider that are usually helpful to Christian believers:

(1.)  To have or know “fear of the Lord” is to experience the awesome majesty and power of GOD, and to have a correct awareness that divinity cannot be bound or limited by the strength and will of created beings and living creatures.  Thus, fear of the Lord appears as humility, loving obedience, right respect, and reverence.

(2.)  Given that the correct way for guilty sinners to approach judgment is with humility, and a balanced response to the workings of law and justice, fear of the Lord also should appear.  Hope for acquittal, correction, discovery of hidden and missing truth, dismissal of charges, mercy in punishment, resolution of all conflict, and righteousness throughout the entire process and in the final determinations also may appear; and make it that fear of destruction and harsh sentencing is removed and softened—even to the point of accepting a verdict against oneself, and acknowledging the justice of the outcome.

There is far more to be said, properly shared, and spiritually understood.  (For example, (3.)  Believers in Jesus Christ are trusting that the awesome GOD, who has established all life and the material universe, continues to reign and rule over the processes of final judgment of mankind through Jesus, as Son of the Highest.  Thereby, judgment is a display and a revealing of GOD, particularly, divine love and sovereign righteousness.  All intimidation is put aside in the lowliness of Jesus, in that he has endured and suffered as one in flesh, even, unjust imprisonment, scourging, death, burial, resurrection, and ascension.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Grow in grace.

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.  Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner:  but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;  (2nd Timothy 1:  7-8, KJV)

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC