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Today, the reply is on the lovingkindness of divinity being continually displayed in spite of mankind existing under conditions and laws that maintain human mortality. Just as the judgment of divinity to affirm human existence is characterized by impartiality, righteousness and mercy, all divine action and process displays impartiality, for impartiality is another inseparable aspect within the full makeup of GOD. The second death that is incurred through divine judgment completes Creation, and is not a contradiction of sacred love and eternal purpose. One of the fighters in the “Yahoo! Answers” public forum on Religion and Spirituality who uses the ID “Anonymous” (no profile is shown) posted the following:

 

Where was God when innocent people in New Zealand died? So much for being all loving.?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW: But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words. (1st Thessalonians 4: 13-18, King James Version, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER: Suffering Among the Saved (03/12/2019); Love Shown By Divinity (03/08/2019); No Respecter Of Persons (02/25/2019); Judgment Will Occur Forever (10/10/2018); Divine Law Is Demanding (04/10/2018); Can GOD Feel Pain? (01/02/2018); The Administration Of Death (07/11/2017); Held Accountable by GOD? (03/31/2017); The Respect of Persons? (10/14/2016)

 

Anonymous”, among mature Christian believers, divinity is understood to exist as inseparable spirit substance (e.g., faith, holiness, longsuffering, lovingkindness, oneness without sameness, wisdom, wrath against sin) that appears within the frameworks of time and space, yet, the Godhead themselves are not carnal, material, and visible using human flesh, except in the consecrated person of Jesus Christ. The impartiality of GOD that appears in ongoing and final judgment also is an aspect of divine mechanical and natural law that determine the course of mortality for created beings and living creatures. GOD does not impose death as an arbitrary personal act; and death can be the outcome of human affairs, discrete choices by individuals, and poor decision-making. Divinity should never be accused or blamed as the cause for any specific act of death and dying, for these are defining conditions for those living on the earth.

Diverse forms of independence, possibility, self-government under the dominion of GOD, and separation from the divine fullness are provided to the living. Thereby, the living may display accountability, lovingkindness imparted from the makeup of GOD, integrity, maturity, personhood, quality, self-will (we also say, willpower), soundness, value, and worth as living entities. Human potential permits the living to express their own character, makeup and nature as animal, human, or divine—sequentially (i.e., at various stages of growth, during different episodes and events, or as confusion, all at the same time).

Christian believers are to apprehend the meaning for existence, life, rebirth, and resurrection from the dead as aspects of sacred knowledge rather than worldly and secular knowledge. Thus, Christians receive comfort, healing and renewed hope from divine proclamations and promises such as the following that use language from the Bible:

1. Ecclesiastes 9: 10-12, King James Version (KJV): 10 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest. 11 I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. 12 For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them.

2. Romans 8: 13-17, KJV: 13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. 15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

3. 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.

There is far more that should be said, correctly examined, and spiritually apprehended. (For example, 4. 1st Corinthians 15: 50-58, KJV: 50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. 51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. 55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.) Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful. Be it unto you according to your faith.

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Councils as a device for decision-making, incarnation of divinity, managing human resources, and sharing revelation from GOD are topics, today.  A fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Dajjal” (Level 4 with 3,545 points, a member since May 16, 2013) posted the following:

 

Should God be replaced with a learned council of elders from Harvard?

It’ll be better

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  And Moses said, The people, among whom I am, are six hundred thousand footmen; and thou hast said, I will give them flesh, that they may eat a whole month.  Shall the flocks and the herds be slain for them, to suffice them? or shall all the fish of the sea be gathered together for them, to suffice them?  And the LORD said unto Moses, Is the LORD’s hand waxed short? thou shalt see now whether my word shall come to pass unto thee or not.  And Moses went out, and told the people the words of the LORD, and gathered the seventy men of the elders of the people, and set them round about the tabernacle.  And the LORD came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto the seventy elders:  and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease.  But there remained two of the men in the camp, the name of the one was Eldad, and the name of the other Medad:  and the spirit rested upon them; and they were of them that were written, but went not out unto the tabernacle:  and they prophesied in the camp.  And there ran a young man, and told Moses, and said, Eldad and Medad do prophesy in the camp.  And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of Moses, one of his young men, answered and said, My lord Moses, forbid them.  And Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for my sake? would God that all the LORD’s people were prophets, and that the LORD would put his spirit upon them!  And Moses gat him into the camp, he and the elders of Israel.  (Numbers 11:  21-30, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  On Transmitting Sacred Truth (05/06/2016); The Cross and Critical Thinking? (04/13/2016); The Only One Sent? (02/19/2016); Academic Language? (12/10/2015); To Study the Book of Judges (09/09/2015); American Culture and Law? (07/13/2015); GOD Rules (07/07/2015)

 

“Dajjal”, guidance by “learned elders” as a tool for government, prosperity, and security can be easily corrupted, misdirected, politicized, and made the tool of tyrants.  This is also true regarding those entrusted with divine mysteries and the sharing of sacred revelation to identify the character, nature, and substance of divinity.  We see a “failure of the council” appearing as sin that brings about the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as well as in the inability of the present United States Supreme Court to maintain its status, and resolve pressing issues within a democratic government having three branches.  In addition to accounts of covenants, divine law, patriarchs, priests, prophets, and angelic visitations to provide guidance and instruction upon the earth, the Bible also reports the formation of councils to embody divine “life essence” (we say, breath, spirit, word) from GOD, and continually make present inseparable aspects of the divine makeup.  Included are faith, forgiveness, holiness, joy, longsuffering, love, mercy, wisdom, and wrath against sin.  Sin is a non-material, non-spirit influence that opposes the continued existence of divine law, the breath of life, and the entire universe.  Sin may dominate awareness and self-will in created beings and living creatures.  Finite human tools such as debate, discourse, intellect, logic, philosophy, science and technology can not correctly and consistently detect, eliminate, and perfectly resist sin.  There must be sacred knowledge, godly practice, and consecrated oneness (we say, unity).  Even with a council, there must be a single figure (high priest, monarch, prophet?) having authority to manage development of consensus and unanimous decision.  Consider again the following from Scripture:

(1.)  Proverbs 11:  14, King James Version (KJV):  14 Where no counsel is, the people fall:  but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

(2.)  Daniel 6:  4-9, KJV:  4 Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.  5 Then said these men, We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of his God.  6 Then these presidents and princes assembled together to the king, and said thus unto him, King Darius, live for ever.  7 All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes, the counsellors, and the captains, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any God or man for thirty days, save of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.  8 Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it be not changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not.  9 Wherefore king Darius signed the writing and the decree.

(3.)  Matthew 26:  59-63, KJV:  59 Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;  60 But found none:  yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses,  61 And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.  62 And the high priest arose, and said unto him, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee?  63 But Jesus held his peace, And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.

There is far more to be said, understood, and spiritually taken in.  (For example, (4.)  Acts 23:  6-9, KJV:  6 But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee:  of the hope and resurrection of the dead I am called in question.  7 And when he had so said, there arose a dissension between the Pharisees and the Sadducees:  and the multitude was divided.  8 For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit:  but the Pharisees confess both.  9 And there arose a great cry:  and the scribes that were of the Pharisees’ part arose, and strove, saying, We find no evil in this man:  but if a spirit or an angel hath spoken to him, let us not fight against God.)  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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Today, Scripture points are shared on the eternal sovereignty of GOD over Creation.  The rod of iron wielded by divinity will be sacred law (the expressed will of GOD), that does not bend or alter under pressure.  All the forms of government among men and angels that foster decision-making that is arbitrary, cruel, irreverent, lawless, oppressive, and violent must be replaced by those that continue godliness, divine love, respect, righteousness, and stability.  A writer at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “RICK” (Level 1 with 95 points, a member since June 26, 2006) posted the following:

 

Christians dont need tobe ruled so who does jesus rule with a rod of iron if all the wicked are dead during the millennium.?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.  For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.  But every man in his own order:  Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.  Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.  For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.  The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.  For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.  And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.  (1st Corinthians 15:  21-28, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Authority, Dispensation, and Unity? (08/20/2015);  Oneness, Not Equality or Rank? (07/16/2015); GOD Rules (07/07/2015); Prince of Peace? (07/18/2014); 7 “Godly” Sins (02/24/2014); The You GOD “Knows” (02/25/2014)

 

“RICK”, all rule among men and angels must be put down under divinity.  The argument that Christians do not need to be ruled has been depicted in the holy writings as the rebellion against Moses and Aaron by those who left Egypt.  On several occasions, the Prophet and High Priest given by GOD were rebuked and scorned by those insisting that the two were merely ambitious, power-hungry, superfluous and unnecessary, for all the people in covenant with GOD were now holy.  Because the operations of sin among created beings and living creatures are able to dominate their awareness and self-will, many now hold carnal, twisted and warped ideas of authority, government, law and rule.  Even Lucifer and other holy angels who serve in the host of heaven continue in disputes regarding sacred duty and privilege as well as postures of defiance, disobedience, and pride.  Sin opposes the continued existence of divine law, the Law Giver, and the entire Creation that responds to sacred law.  The divine processes to eliminate and remove all sin involve multiple detailed and far-reaching subtleties (i.e., barely visible differences; hidden shifts in meaning and value).  Included are atonement, confession, correction, death, forbearance, forgiveness, final judgment, incarnation, mortality, rebirth, repentance, sanctification, and the second death.  Hierarchy appears among the living in service to divinity consistent with differences in abilities, accountability, and functions.  The nature of rule by GOD who is immutable and unchanging is not grounded in temporal events or appetite, emotion and feelings.  Divine rule may be described as administration (we say, ministry, priesthood), harmonization, and judgment (i.e., resolution of conflict and settlement of disputes through application of divine law).  Also, consider these points from the holy writings:

(1.)  1st Corinthians 2:  7-10, King James Version (KJV):  7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:  8 Which none of the princes of this world knew:  for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.  9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.  10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit:  for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

(2.)  Revelation 20:  4-7, KJV:  4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them:  and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.  5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.  6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection:  on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.  7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,

(3.)  Revelation 5:  6-10, KJV:  6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.  7 And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.  8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.  9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof:  for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;  10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests:  and we shall reign on the earth.

(4.)  Revelation 12:  7-12, KJV:  7 And there was war in heaven:  Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,  8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.  9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world:  he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.  10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ:  for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.  11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.  12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.

There is far more that could be said, and that must be correctly understood and spiritually taken into account.  (For example (5.)  Revelation 19:  11-16, KJV:  11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.  12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.  13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood:  and his name is called The Word of God.  14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.  15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations:  and he shall rule them with a rod of iron:  and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.  16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

 
THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC