Posts Tagged ‘consecration’

Today, focus is upon the sacred benefit and enlightenment Jesus received through water baptism.  The Spirit that indwelt Jesus is called the Comforter, the Holy Ghost, the Patience of the Saints, the Spirit of Prophecy, and the Spirit of Truth.  While miracles do manifest glory, Jesus was not granted added measures of the Holy Spirit in order to perform miracles.  The Savior did not receive a fresh deposit of the Holy Spirit as sinners must do.  Rather, the Son of the highest experienced growth and transformation (we say, an epiphany) through careful meditation, fasting, prayer, and self-denial.  Later, he would also be transfigured; in both instances, without anything being added or imparted to the Savior’s person, there would be a more complete, and greater appearance of his inward fullness.  Jesus had to submit to divine operations, and had to tarry or wait for various features to appear in sequence, and at their appointed time.  Thus, the imparted spirit he speaks of for mankind is directed to discernment, growth, revelation, and suffering.  Multiple emblems are used throughout the holy writings to describe the imparting of spirit substance from the makeup of GOD to created beings and living creatures.  Included are blood, bread, breath, clouds, corn, fire, incense, oil, smoke, water, and wine.  In addition to anointing and coronation as king, the Lord was witnessed as also receiving endorsement and ordination to holy office as counselor, judge, priest, and prophet.  The fighter at “Yahoo! 7 Answers (Australia)” using the ID “Lever” (Level 1 with 11 points, a member since July 07, 2010) posted the following:

 

Could Jesus do miracles before the Holy Spirit came to him? What did the Holy Spirit provide to Jesus?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:   And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there:  And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.  And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.  Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.  His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.  And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.  Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.  And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it.  When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was:  (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,  And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse:  but thou hast kept the good wine until now.  This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.  (John 2:  1-11, King James Version, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Miracles and The Cross (06/09/2016); Jesus Given A Divine Ministry? (08/18/2015); Called of GOD? (08/02/2015); Consecrated in Christ? (06/21/2014); Anointed? (04/28/2014); No More “Mr. Nice Guy”? (04/29/2014); The Priesthood of Kings (10/17/2012); Childlike Faith (10/18/2012)

 

“Lever”, until he “gave up the ghost” upon the cross, Jesus Christ was never “without” the Holy Spirit.  Mature Christian believers acknowledge that the Lord was conceived through operations of divinity, rather than through human sexual reproduction, and the simple joining of ovary and sperm.  In the years before his response at the Jordan River through the Levitical priesthood of John the Baptist, Jesus was in preparation for his own priesthood as redeemer and savior through ongoing, “low-profile” sacred operations that included home life, fellowship, meditation, participation as first-born in mandatory feast days, attending synagogue, and study of the law. 

For sinners, in water baptism, there is the death of ones inborn spirit, their spiritual burial, and their rebirth from divine DNA, so to speak.  As “new creations” from Christ, sinners must receive inseparable aspects of the divine makeup such as faith, holiness, joy, longsuffering, meekness, wisdom, and wrath against sin.  Because emphasis is placed upon absolution (i.e., sin being removed by rinsing, sprinkling, and washing with clean water), many do not correctly understand that there must be permanent changes in ones character, nature, and substance.  Those “born again” must also “grow up again” to become mature (i.e., display balance, completeness, consistency, stability) by meeting life challenges upon the earth.  

More than being given special gifts for ministry, at the Jordan, Jesus was acknowledged as the Son by the Father and the Holy Spirit.  Anointing (making one acceptable and fragrant to GOD by using incense, prayer, and spiced oil) is provided to those who are sanctified (i.e., set apart to exclusively serve divinity), and those who are consecrated (publicly installed to serve divinity).  As the heir of GOD, Adam, Abraham, Moses and David, Jesus was anointed and consecrated to serve as deliverer (i.e., judge), exorcist, healer, high priest, king, prophet, rabbi, and teacher.

There is far more to be said, carefully examined, and spiritually understood.  (For example, miracles are sacred events that serve as prophetic demonstrations and signs to authenticate divine messages, and spokespersons.  Miracles may appear in situations where the people lack discernment (ability to use ones own spirit content from GOD as a standard to recognize divine spirit in events, messages, oneself, other persons, prophecy, etc.).  Miracles are aspects of divine revelation that further identify those sent from GOD as genuine, continue eternal purpose, and may crystallize 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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Glory, respect, and self-esteem are topics, today.  Glorifying GOD is accomplished through consecration, obedience, praise, putting forth spiritual fruit, and unity.  Consider again the following from the Bible, and the points appearing below:  Psalms 22:  23, King James Version (KJV):  23 Ye that fear the LORD, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel.  Also, Matthew 5:  16, KJV:  16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.  John 15:  8, KJV:  8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.  Romans 15:  6, KJV:  That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.  One of the fighters at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Anonymous” (no profile information shared) posted the following:

Why do people want to give glory God? Doesn’t he have enough glory already?

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?  For ye are bought with a price:  therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.  (1st Corinthians 6:  19-20, KJV)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  We Call Him Jealous? (10/25/2015);  The Glory of GOD? (06/23/2015); Filling the House With Glory? (08/17/2014); What GOD Demands (05/10/2014); The Body of Moses (05/11/2014); A Halo Upon Jesus? (09/25/2013); On Marketing Church, and Speaking by Occasion (09/26/2013)

“Anonymous”, many of us accept our own inner feelings and ideas that proclaim human existence is bound and knit to that of divinity.  As we seek clearer and more complete knowledge of GOD—who is sanctified and set apart by various aspects of being—we develop a correct relationship using special tools for communication, exchange and interaction with Deity.  Given that divine being must embrace such features as active presence, authority, awe, faith, holiness, love, personness, righteousness, sovereignty, truth, wisdom, and wrath against sin; the process for created beings and living creatures to acknowledge and rightly embrace GOD includes praise, prayer, purification, offering, repentance, and sacrifice.

As used within the holy writings, there are multiple meanings for the word “glory”.  Glory pertains to how divinity must be known, and therefore, to the content of full revelation from GOD.  In addition to divine processes, sacred operations and eternal purposes, GOD appears and is manifest through qualities and values.  GOD is a spirit, and is discerned or recognized by the living because the inborn spirit that generates their character and nature is substance from the makeup of divinity. 

To give glory to GOD is to acknowledge GOD as the single origin for all the things of divinity within ones awareness.   Included are things abstract, carnal, material, physical, social and spiritual.  A believer attributes, or describes GOD as possessing perfection as well as all the things finite beings often fail to display (e.g., incorruption, grace, humility, immortality, longsuffering, mercy).

There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, a person requires respect from others as an aspect of their self-esteem, and not on the basis of what specific relationship they may be in (e.g., family member, co-worker, spouse, sweetheart).  Respect is not measured using fixed dimensions such as height, length, ounces, and pounds.  Nor is the giving of respect to be a “one time event.”  The giving of glory to GOD is to be a non-negotiable and continuing aspect of existence within the divine Creation.)  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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Blood, divine inheritance, priesthood, and sin are topics, today.  A “Yahoo! Answers” writer using the ID “Wick” (Level 3 with 1,357 points, a member since March 23, 2014) posted the following:

 

If we’re destined to be priests do we have to have blood put on our right ear, thumb and big toe like God said in Exodus 29:20? 

“20 Then you shall kill the ram, and take some of its blood and put it on the tip of the right ear of Aaron and on the tip of the right ear of his sons, on the thumb of their right hand and on the big toe of their right foot, and sprinkle the blood all around on the altar.”

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.  For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins.  But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year.  For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins.  Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me:  In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure.  Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.  Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law;  Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.  By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.  (Hebrews 10:  1-10, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Anointed? (04/28/2014); No More “Mr. Nice Guy”? (04/29/2014); Responsible for Sin? (05/30/2014); Choosing a Church? (05/31/2014); Sacrificed and Risen? (10/06/2013); Assurances of Salvation? (10/07/2013); Why Blood? (04/13/2013); Time Before the Sun? (04/14/2013)

 

“Wick”, here are a few points to consider that pertain to the inheritance believers receive as joint-heirs with Jesus Christ:

(1.)  Priesthood upon the earth was first established in Adam as a divine mechanism to continue the sacred bond between the Creator and mankind.  In spite of forbearance, forgiveness and divine love, the male and female pair would have to endure the losses that came by disobedience, distrust, and broken relationship.  Where the law, as admonition, warning and the expressed will of GOD was insufficient, human experience would have to establish change, new awareness, repentance, and submission to the salvation GOD would provide.

(2.)  The priesthood granted the tribe of Levi, and established for the covenant of Moses, focused upon sacred operations and practices to deliver atonement and propitiation for sin; and acknowledged that sin would not be eliminated through the finite works of created beings and living creatures.  Temporary cleansing and purity could be bestowed upon chosen servants by the use of blood from animals offered as sacrifice (i.e., a loss one suffers willingly).  Also, as the vessel for distributing and transferring life essence, blood was a fit vehicle for demonstrating the return of spirit content to GOD.

There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  For example, (3.)  The priesthood granted Melchizedek and bestowed upon Jesus Christ is accomplished through eternal life, and entails sacred service both upon earth and in heaven.  Sin can not be detected and removed relying only upon finite human resources such as feelings, intellect, logic, mathematics, persuasion, reason, and science.  Through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ upon the cross, mankind comes under the Savior’s divine anointing, and is made “born again,” consecrated, purified and sanctified.  Humanity is transformed to become immortal and incorruptible at the appearing of Christ, and until that event is empowered to minister upon the earth through his glorious resurrection.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you.  If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings:  yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart.  (Malachi 2:  1-2, KJV)

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC