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Today, reply is made to clarify how the holy writings are made clear and meaningful only by ones spirit content imparted from divinity.  The truth of GOD presented as scripture is to complement and further build up the divine content within created beings and living creatures.  So to speak, the word may not grow and thrive thrust under heaps of secular and worldly matter.  The revealed truth must be planted in holy ground, placed within a living environment of breath, consciousness, eternal purpose, and will imparted from GOD.  A fighter in the “Yahoo! Answers” forum using the ID “Tyler Sotock” (Level 1 with 5 points, a member since June 26, 2012) posted the following:

The Word of God?

ive been reading the word of god for years…. i just done feel like its having much of an effect on me… but why?

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.  When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.  But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;  Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while:  for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.  He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.  But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.  (Matthew 13:  18-23, King James Version, KJV)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Secular History, Sacred Revelation? (01/11/2018); Flesh As Divine Vessels? (01/14/2018); In Order To Understand (12/01/2017); Wisdom In A Mystery (11/22/2017); The Word of GOD (09/05/2017); One Complete Divine Revelation (07/09/2017); The Two-edged Sword (01/09/2017)

“Tyler Sotock”, the process of GOD for salvation by study of  the holy writings is little different than that by hearing of the word preached.  Merely seeing or hearing (operations of the flesh) are not enough to accomplish the sacred joining whereby one internalizes the Word as ones own consciousness, divine seed, and imparted spirit that is to be continually nourished and watered by divinity.  Those who rely on the techniques and information from academic and secular study of the Scriptures often gain a wealth of historical data and insights for literary analysis of the Bible; however, few achieve the necessary commitment, discernment, humility, repentance, respect, and reverence needed to acknowledge divine forgiveness, reconciliation, and genuine consecrated mastery (i.e., eternal life; sacred priesthood through Jesus Christ).

Just as what we inhale must have the lungs as a container, a context, and area where the oxygen and other gases are collected, the word of GOD provided to mankind (we also say, breath, life essence, spirit) also is fitted into a context and a sphere whereby the active presence of Deity becomes known and “visible”.  The word is to reside among the inseparable aspects of divine fullness that exist as the makeup of GOD imparted to created beings and living creatures.  Included are faith, forbearance, holiness, longsuffering, lovingkindness, personhood, purity, wisdom, and wrath against sin.

Sinners who become “born again” must also “grow up again” enduring “growing pains,” and meeting life challenges.  Developing believers are to become mature/ripe for harvest by the Lord at his return (we say, Advent, his appearing, the Rapture, the Second Coming).  Spiritual growth comes through multiple streams such as discovery, gradual growth, fellowship with believers who are more mature (e.g., clergy, ones own parents, those who prophesy as music ministers), permanent change, praise, sacrifice, suffering, unselfish service, and continuing worship.  Consider again the following that uses language from the Bible:

(1.)  Galatians 6:  6-10, King James Version (KJV):  6 Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.  7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked:  for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.  8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.  9 And let us not be weary in well doing:  for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.  10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

(2.)  Romans 10:  1-4, KJV:  1 Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.  2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.  3 For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.  4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.

(3.)  Hebrews 4:  2, KJV:  2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them:  but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.

(4.)  John 3:  1-8, KJV:  1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews:  2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God:  for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.  3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.  4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?  5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.  6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.  7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.  8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth:  so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

There is far more to be said, correctly examined, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (5.)  2nd Timothy 3:  1-7, KJV:  1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.  2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,  3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,  4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;  5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof:  from such turn away.  6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,  7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

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THE BLACK PHOENIX

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The quality of life for mankind and life from GOD through Jesus Christ are topics, today.  Also, there is more on whether GOD is angry against mankind for the crucifixion of Jesus.  A writer at “Yahoo! Answers India” using the ID “Jesus is the reason for the season 7” (Level 3 with 1,823 points, a member since 23 July 2012) posted the following originally asked on Yahoo Answers Canada:

 

Christ Jesus came so we could have life, why?

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  GOD Angry With Us? (12/08/2013)—Mortals everywhere should account it good news that the love of GOD was not broken off or extinguished when Jesus appeared upon the cross in all the filthiness and vileness of human sin from the time of Adam’s transgression as well as the future sins that would be committed by other people like you and me.  Jesus was forced by his suffering to cry out, Why hast thou forsaken me!  Even so, the Son of the Highest was not destroyed for all eternity by the unquenchable fire of the Father’s contempt, scorn and wrath against sin.   In a supreme demonstration of divine love to all created beings and living creatures, Jesus endured death as any mortal man, and was buried.  Far from despised by GOD or men, the Savior was then embraced as one forgiven, and restored to those prepared to receive a man from the dead.  These served as witnesses to the glory and love of the Father who raised him from the dead, to the beauty and wonder of his ascension, and to the outpouring of gifts from the Holy Spirit.  (See Acts 1:  1-14, 1st Corinthians 15:  1-8 and Ephesians 2:  1-8, KJV.)  Believers are to understand that the things of Christ dying upon the cross pertain to making known the reality that GOD is pure divinity, and contains and emanates consciousness, life, and person.  Divine love, that otherwise would be totally unknown and unseen in the earth as a material and social realm, is revealed through sacred operations that include acceptance of condemnation and death by one who is guiltless; petitions for and proclamations of forgiveness on behalf of the guilty; provisions for atonement, rebirth, resurrection, and sanctification of the guilty; and the transformation of death into a tool for the recovery of mankind from sin.  As shown in the account of Abraham and Isaac at Mount Moriah, there are depictions of surpassing love in the Son as well as in the Father:  uninterrupted affection, covenant, faith, obedience, purpose, respect, and trust.  For GOD there is no being “tired out,” worn out, or quitting in frustration because finite created beings and living creatures are unable to fulfill their own needs for salvation, or to overcome sin and weakness without divine assistance.  (See Genesis 22:  1-19, Romans 5:  6-11, John 14:  6, 1st John 4:  7-15 and Revelation 1:  4-6, KJV.)

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  When the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, neither his disciples, they also took shipping, and came to Capernaum, seeking for Jesus.  And when they had found him on the other side of the sea, they said unto him, Rabbi, when camest thou hither?  Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled.  Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you:  for him hath God the Father sealed.  Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?  Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.  They said therefore unto him, What sign shewest thou then, that we may see, and believe thee? what dost thou work?  Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat.  Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven.  For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.  Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread.  And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life:  he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.  But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not.  All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.  For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.  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.  And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life:  and I will raise him up at the last day.  (John 6:  24-40, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Illusion? (04/25/2013); Not of Legal Age? (04/26/2013)

 

Relying upon carnal, material and social tools, the Gospel of divine love and salvation in Jesus Christ is always very challenging and difficult to fully understand.  Here are a few points you and your readers may consider, and find helpful:

(1.)  Where human consciousness would center entirely upon ones own features (e.g., appetite, imagination, intellect, sense experience, thoughts), ones own body parts, and ones own internal process (we say, introspection), mankind would be cut-off from, isolated, and vulnerable to his living context and environment.  Failing to rightly “see”, man would be repeatedly surprised and suddenly overwhelmed by other living creatures and forces that are also aspects of full existence.

(2.)  Were human life to center entirely upon interaction with its material context and physical environment (that includes other living species), the biosphere would dominate awareness along with all development and experience through such factors as climate; availability of food, light, shelter and water; and by the presence of destroyers, parasites, predators, vermin, and wasters.

(3.)  Because mankind is capable of operating without awareness of its full capacity and denying the spirit dimensions for human existence, the quality of life for mankind has continued to lessen and weaken since Creation.  For there to be more than animal existence that centers in conflict, indulgence, self, and mechanical processes of body and mind, mankind must accept the embrace of GOD, our Creator.

There is far more to be said, reasonably shared, and spiritually understood.  (For example, (4.)  The process and relationship of GOD with all created beings and living creatures is to be understood as love, for the operations and presence of GOD generates benefit, comfort, correction, guidance, healing, meaningful purpose, and support of life.  The nonliving, nonmaterial, persistent influence of sin opposes the continued existence of divine law, of eternal person, and all Creation.  Sin is self-destructive, yet, may dominate awareness and self-will; and is the greatest threat to continued being for mankind.  Through the ministry of Jesus Christ, mankind is released and shielded from sin.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.  Jesus will return.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

 

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