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A depiction to describe the Spirit of peace with GOD that must indwell created beings and living creatures

 

Today, while many of us are continuing to celebrate the nativity of Jesus Christ, reply is on the appearance of divinity through both Creation and the birth of Jesus as Redeemer and Savior. The genealogy of Jesus, and the Patriarchs who came forth having the inheritance and priesthood of Adam come into view once again as we respond to a fighter in the “Yahoo! Answers” Religion and Spirituality public forum using the ID “Faez” (Level 1 with 135 points, a member since September 10, 2018) who posted the following:

 

Who is more superior? Jesus, who was born without a father, or Adam, who had neither father nor mother ?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW: Which was the son of Jacob, which was the son of Isaac, which was the son of Abraham, which was the son of Thara, which was the son of Nachor, Which was the son of Saruch, which was the son of Ragau, which was the son of Phalec, which was the son of Heber, which was the son of Sala, Which was the son of Cainan, which was the son of Arphaxad, which was the son of Sem, which was the son of Noe, which was the son of Lamech, Which was the son of Mathusala, which was the son of Enoch, which was the son of Jared, which was the son of Maleleel, which was the son of Cainan, Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God. (Luke 3: 34-38, King James Version, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER: The Increase of Christ? 12/07/2018; The Priesthood of Adam (11/02/2018); John Anointed To Prophesy (05/21/2018); Firstborn Of Every Creature (05/09/2018); Christianity Is A Relationship (04/05/2018); We Begin Within GOD (02/06/2018); The Divinity of “Word” (01/26/2018); The Lamb of GOD (08/19/2015); Both Born Holy? (04/29/2013); Scripture at Funerals? (04/30/2013)

 

Faez”, among mature Christian believers, where birth of a living child is to be understood as a sacred event (we also say, miracle) there must be (1) acknowledgment of divine authority, dominion, ownership of all that exists, and the operations of sovereign will; (2) there must be a clear fulfillment of eternal purpose that has been proclaimed and prophesied as an element of full divine revelation; and (3) there must be the realization that divine fullness (we say, the Godhead; the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit) is diffuse active presence who can not be completely and correctly spoken of using the frameworks of carnal reason, logic, material objects, social relationships, time, and space. While Adam was fashioned from preexisting matter (i.e., soil from the earth) his life essence (we also say, breath; spirit; word) was imparted from the makeup of divinity. So to speak, it was this divine DNA, that made Adam a “living soul,” and allows him to be accounted as the first “offspring” of GOD. Because of the operations of sin, the children of Adam can not receive an inheritance of that first spirit endowment from GOD without multiple divine interventions and sacred events that include the appearance of the Word in flesh as Jesus Christ (we say, Incarnation). In the same way, mankind is to acknowledge through faith that the Creation has been accomplished through divine persons, process and substance, the birth of Jesus through a virgin is a matter of sacred knowledge, not secular knowledge, politics, science, or technology. Christian believers are to agree that divinity now is transforming mankind through operations of imparted, indwelling Spirit to exist as immortal and incorruptible. Included are faith, holiness, longsuffering, lovingkindness, oneness without sameness, personhood, righteousness, wisdom, and wrath against sin. By his ministry in the earth and from the heaven, Jesus has provided the new creation whereby the living may receive the sacred inheritance restored. Consider the following that uses language from the Bible:

1. Luke 1: 35-37, King James Version (KJV): 35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. 36 And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren. 37 For with God nothing shall be impossible.

2. Hebrews 1: 1-6, KJV: 1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; 3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high: 4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. 5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? 6 And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.

3. Acts 1: 4-9, KJV: 4 And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. 5 For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. 6 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? 7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. 8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. 9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.

There is far more that should be said, correctly examined, and spiritually apprehended. (For example, 4. 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.) Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful. Be it unto you according to your faith.

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The painting shows those being healed who obeyed Moses by looking to the brass serpent on a pole; similarly, those who in faith look to Christ on the cross will be saved.

 

Today, a reply is shared acknowledging that Messiah would be the son from GOD to fulfill prophecy from David that there would be a permanent house (palace; sanctuary; temple) provided for GOD in Zion.  Authority, balance, humility, and righteousness in government are not promoted by the exaggerated pride, bias, discrimination, lawlessness, and oppression that appears through racism.  Believing GOD was pleased by his service to recover the Ark of the Testimony, David petitioned GOD for a continuing line of rulers for Israel that would come from his own loins.  While both David and Solomon served within an everlasting covenant, the captivity and exile of Israel that would result from their sin would alter the course of many sacred events.  Operating in the flesh, and not in the Spirit, David mistakenly thought that his own choice, Solomon, could be his successor, and the one to fulfill the sacred destiny of Israel, rather than another, chosen by GOD, who would be a priest after the order of Melchizedek.  As a ruler sent by GOD to re-establish mankind’s dominion over the earth, a High Priest to make atonement and propitiation for sin, and to reign over an everlasting kingdom, Messiah would have to display authentic humanity, be born to a woman, age, die, be raised from death, and continue to exist as immortal and incorruptible.  On the basis of agreement among the many prophecies proclaimed through Israel, believers have awaited the coming of Messiah who is both a human and divine ruler whose anointing and endowment (like that granted both David and Solomon) is that of High Priest, Judge, Prophet, and King.  Even though the many sins committed by the two rulers (e.g., adultery, counting the people, idolatry) were forgiven when they repented, conditions were created that would challenge their offspring until the third and fourth generations (160 years).  One of the fighters in the “Yahoo! Answers” forum using the ID “Anonymous” (no profile information shared) posted the following:

 

Why is it so important to establish that the Messiah is a descendant of David?

Isn’t that kind of racist?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Now these be the last words of David. David the son of Jesse said, and the man who was raised up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of Israel, said,  The Spirit of the LORD spake by me, and his word was in my tongue.  The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.  And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain.  Although my house be not so with God; yet he hath made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things, and sure:  for this is all my salvation, and all my desire, although he make it not to grow.  (2nd Samuel 23:  1-5, King James Version, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  The Coming(s) of Christ (03/11/2018); The Line of Messiah? (09/03/2017); Teach Me To Pray (03/21/2017); The Sure Mercies of David (09/19/2016); Many Sons of GOD? (06/28/2016); Messiah and the Unthinkable? (09/25/2015); Solomon Punished For Sins Of David? (08/28/2015); Christ the Son of David? (06/12/2015); The House Ye Build Unto Me? (07/31/2014)

“Anonymous”, bias, discrimination, racism, and prejudice have been the tools of men in ignorance, and those having false and ungodly knowledge, and has never been a tool of GOD for the salvation of mankind.  Be aware that Christian believers are commanded not to become entangled in discussions of genealogy, however, the completeness and correctness of divine revelation and the process of GOD among men repeatedly uses aspects of divine and social order including covenant, dynasty, family, inheritance, priesthood, promise, and prophecy.  Before appearing in flesh and blood as Jesus Christ, the fullness of divinity (we say, the GODhead; the Trinity; the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit) made themselves knowable, known, accessible, and approachable by using thousands of events within thousands of lives over the course of thousands of years.  Mankind had existence only as a form and shell before GOD imparted life essence (breath, spirit, utterance, Word) that made Adam a “living soul.”  The fall of Adam in the Garden of Eden required that mankind be provided with sacred knowledge from the Creator, rather than secular knowledge from a thing created (the forbidden fruit).  The recovery and restoration of dominion to mankind would also require that mankind be transformed through multiple sacred operations.  Included would be forgiveness, rebirth, reconciliation, repentance, resurrection, sacrifice, and sanctification.  Answering sacred knowledge, consider again some points that use language from the Bible whereby the continuing process and eternal purpose of GOD for mankind are presented: 

(1.)  Genesis 3:  13-15, King James Version (KJV):  13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.  14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:  15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

(2.)  Genesis 18:  17-19, KJV:  17 And the LORD said, “Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do;  18 Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?  19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.

(3.)  Exodus 31:  1-11, KJV:  1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,  2 See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah:  3 And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,  4 To devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,  5 And in cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of timber, to work in all manner of workmanship.  6 And I, behold, I have given with him Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan: and in the hearts of all that are wise hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded thee;  7 The tabernacle of the congregation, and the ark of the testimony, and the mercy seat that is thereupon, and all the furniture of the tabernacle,  8 And the table and his furniture, and the pure candlestick with all his furniture, and the altar of incense,  9 And the altar of burnt offering with all his furniture, and the laver and his foot,  10 And the cloths of service, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, to minister in the priest’s office,  11 And the anointing oil, and sweet incense for the holy place:   according to all that I have commanded thee shall they do.

(4.)  Isaiah 11:  1-5, KJV:  1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:  2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;  3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD:  and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:  4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth:  and he shall smite the earth:  with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.  5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.

(5.)  1st Chronicles 28:  2-7, KJV:  2 Then David the king stood up upon his feet, and said, Hear me, my brethren, and my people:  As for me, I had in mine heart to build an house of rest for the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and for the footstool of our God, and had made ready for the building:  3 But God said unto me, Thou shalt not build an house for my name, because thou hast been a man of war, and hast shed blood.  4 Howbeit the LORD God of Israel chose me before all the house of my father to be king over Israel for ever:  for he hath chosen Judah to be the ruler; and of the house of Judah, the house of my father; and among the sons of my father he liked me to make me king over all Israel:  5 And of all my sons, (for the LORD hath given me many sons,) he hath chosen Solomon my son to sit upon the throne of the kingdom of the LORD over Israel.  6 And he said unto me, Solomon thy son, he shall build my house and my courts:  for I have chosen him to be my son, and I will be his father.  7 Moreover I will establish his kingdom for ever, if he be constant to do my commandments and my judgments, as at this day.

There is far more to be said, correctly examined, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (6.)  1st Timothy 1:  4-7, KJV:  4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith:  so do.  5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:  6 From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;  7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

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The Creation of Adam

 

Today, reply is made to errors concerning GOD being in relationship as an ancient ancestor to mankind.  Rather than as business partners, family, and member who share other temporal social relationships among humankind, created beings and living creatures are perpetually joined to immortal, incorruptible divinity through operations that are spirit in their anointing, oneness without sameness, purpose, and substance.  Examples are seen with adoption, covenant, marriage, priesthood, and rebirth.  Correctly understood, Jesus Christ “appears within the frameworks of time and space” (we say, manifests), is “begotten” as well as “made” (see Psalms 2, John 1 & 3, and Hebrews 1 & 5), and is also to be revealed (Revelation 1).  The Lord is properly understood as having been “reproduced” from the flesh of Adam, yet, is to be known as an eternal aspect of the active presence who is GOD.  The Savior, Jesus, was born of a woman, under law first given by GOD to mankind in the form of a covenant spoken aloud by GOD to the men, women, and children assembled with Moses, and later detailed, refined and reinforced with recorded decisions and judgments.  More than this, the Lord was born under promises uttered by GOD in the hearing of the first pair, Adam and Eve that they appropriated as hope and certain expectation.  The existence of Jesus Christ within the fullness of Deity before the creation of heaven and earth is described through the holy writings in the Gospel According to John, where Christ is the aspect of GODhead called “the Word” (see Chapter 1).  It is no error that the genealogy of Jesus Christ written in the Gospel According to Luke traces the Savior as the Son of Man from Adam, who was fashioned to exist as a son of GOD, and was not begotten from GOD through sexual reproduction.  This is later edified in the Scriptures through the Epistle to the Hebrews where Christ is proclaimed the Son of GOD through mysteries of Incarnation, divine promise, and prophetic proclamation.  The fighter at “Yahoo! 7 Answers (Australia)” using the ID “mr. mojorisin” (Level 1 with 2 points, a member since October 24, 2014) posted the following:

 

If we go back to the beginning is God the first common ancestor to each living organism? That means God is my Great, Great… Grandfather?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of GOD.  (Luke 3:  35, King James Version, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  The Flesh, Then Beyond (05/23/2017); The Fullness of GOD? (05/21/2017); Human Nature, Divine Spirit? (05/18/2017); The Holy Spirit “Begotten”? (02/27/2017); Many Sons of GOD? (06/28/2016); The Firstborn, Higher than Kings? (12/18/2012); The Ascension of Christ? (12/19/2012)

 

“mr. mojorisin”, following the example of Jesus Christ that maintains plainness of speech, many mature Christian believers only say “Abba” and “Father” when speaking to  GOD in private prayer.  The language that speaks to origin and source is directed to process within the frameworks of time and space, while language such as “common ancestor” speaks to social relationships, inherited substance, inseparable aspects of shared makeup, and the multiple endowments that have established created beings and living creatures.  Going “back to the beginning,” GOD must be understood as an active presence and the only summation containing all spirit matter (we say, the GODhead) who displays such features as communication, exchange, life essence (we say, breath, spirit, word), person, eternal purpose, and oneness without sameness.

GOD is to be known and spoken of on the basis of divine deeds and works, rather than a single appellation (name) or title.  Thus, believers acknowledge that divinity emanates material and spirit substance, puts forth the living and the environments and spheres of life where they endure, determines duration both for existence and life among the living, and establishes levels of access and intimacy along with spiritual tools for ongoing interaction (e.g., divine law, status as sons and daughters of GOD, priesthood, sacred knowledge, spokespersons, holy writings).  Going further, divinity both assigns meaning, quality, and value, and resolves conflicts and disputes by applying sacred law as a standard (i.e., judgment).

Believers in Jesus Christ are embraced as the offspring of GOD through operations of the Holy Spirit that include repentance and baptism (death and burial of ones inborn spirit with rebirth from divine DNA, so to speak).  Because Christians are a new creation and vessels of divinity, they also are “joint-heirs” with their Savior.  Even so, those who are “born again” also must “grow up again” to become ripe (mature) for harvest at the appearing of Christ (we say, the Advent, the Rapture, the Second Coming).  Consider the following from the Bible:

(1.)  Isaiah 63:  16, King James Version (KJV):  16 Doubtless thou art our father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not:  thou, O LORD, art our father, our redeemer; thy name is from everlasting.

(2.)  Romans 8:  14-17, KJV:  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 to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (4.) 1st John 3:  7-11, KJV:  7 Little children, let no man deceive you:  he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.  8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.  9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him:  and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.  10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil:  whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.  11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

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Condemnation, judging others, mercy, and sin are topics, today.  Also, there is more on blessings and inheritance from Abraham.  The “Yahoo! Answers” writer using ID “Bevan” (Level 1 with 111 points, a member since June 05, 2014) posted the following:

 

Why do christians judge, are they without sin? 

he who is without sin may cast the first stone, I think jesus said that

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  Blessing and Inheritance from Abraham?—(5.)  Blessing upon their offspring was uttered by the Patriarchs as their last words prior to their decease, and were received as their final acts in the role as prophets and spokespersons for GOD.  Such statements often characterized and described the inward nature of the heir(s), and thereby served to admonish, caution, command, direct, and warn.  Because the blessings were taken to be predictions of human events, rather than proclamations of divine intent, and the forthcoming operations of divinity, many clear statements of prophecy became clouded, personalized, and veiled.  As types, Ishmael and Esau are figures of Nimrod, the hunter, who founded the first kingdom with Babel, later called Babylon.  Abraham is the figure of those who seek a city whose builder and maker is GOD.  Through Abraham mankind receives an inheritance of fellowship with GOD grounded in faith that is distinct from the inheritance of divine law, expiation, and obedience.  Thereby the status of Israel becomes one as the firstborn among nations, and a son to GOD.  Through the errors of first Cain and later Reuben, as well as by the service of Joseph to Egypt (the Gentile), divine inheritance was transformed to no longer be reckoned according to birth order and genealogy.  Every aspect of human experience is recorded as having been applied in the revelation of divinity through salvation for mankind.  Included are birth, death, disinheritance, reproduction, learning, growth, and change.  Created beings and living creatures have witnessed flesh transformed through promise (divine word), and union with Spirit.   See Genesis 10:  8-10, Genesis 22:  20, Exodus 4:  23, 1st Chronicles 5:  1-2, Jeremiah 31:  1-13, Hebrews 11:  9-10, Hebrews 11:  20-21 and Galatians 3:  22-31, KJV.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints?  Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?  Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?  If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church.  I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?  But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers.  Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?  Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren.  Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,  Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.  And such were some of you:  but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.  (1st Corinthians 6:  1-11, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  A Culture of Judgment? (03/20/2014); Beyond Punishment (03/21/2014); A Guarantee of Heaven? (03/22/2013); Scriptures and Judging Others (03/12/2014); Faith Given By GOD (03/13/2014); Lawful Revenge? (01/02/2014); As GOD Loves Us? (01/03/2014); We Are Still Sinning? (11/30/2013); Like a Thief? (12/01/2013); The Bible and Stupid People (07/17/2013); Destroying Justice?  (07/18/2013); Beer In My Milk? (09/07/2012); Begotten not Made (09/08/2012)

 

“Bevan”, where you have an honest desire to know the truth taught by Jesus Christ, here are a few points that should be useful as you continue to learn more about Christian belief, and why Christians judge others:

(1.)  When GOD revealed himself to Moses, he explained that he is a GOD of judgment, so to speak.  See again Exodus 33:  11-23 and 34:  1-8,  KJV.

(2.)  GOD is a spirit who has put forth (we say, created) various living creatures, the conditions for their continued existence, and the spheres wherein they are maintained.  GOD interacts with, and reveals active presence through operations applying word (we say, breath, spirit, utterance).  In addition to creation, GOD is made known to sentient beings (i.e., those having awareness) through such life process as birth, death, judgment, proclamation, promise, prophecy, and sanctification.

(3.)  Through baptism (death of their inborn nature, rebirth having divine DNA, so to speak), every Christian believer is to acquire the same spirit matter from the makeup of eternal GOD that appeared in Jesus Christ.  Included are inseparable aspects of divinity such as faith, forbearance, forgiveness, holiness, humility, longsuffering, love, truthfulness, wisdom, and wrath against sin.  However, born again, all must “grow up” again (we say, mature, become perfected) by facing life challenges and duties in the earth. 

(4.)  Those serving GOD also participate in the divine judgment of all that is.  Believers serve in various roles including advocates, officers of the court (e.g., bailiffs, marshals, executioners), mediators, and petitioners.  Therefore it is not that men may not judge, it is that human judgment is not lawful and righteous as an expression of divine will apart from the fullness of GOD that goes beyond finite intellect, logic, reason, and science.

There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (5.)  Judgment is the resolution of conflict and the settlement of disputes through law.  The otherwise formal and mechanical process of comparing and weighing truth against a published standard is made “personal” through the appointment of an impartial judge, who is capable of compassion and empathy.  Mercy is a rubric of judgment not of affection, emotion and love; therefore, those who seek to obtain mercy first must submit themselves to judgment.).  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith, meekness, and readiness to receive the promise of the Father and Pentecost.

He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.  He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.  (Psalms 24:  4-5, KJV)

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The genealogy of King David and of Christ are in view, today.  Also, there is more on thanking and blaming GOD.  The writer at “Yahoo! 7 Answers (Australia) using the ID “Adninos” (Level 1 with 1 point, a member since November 2013) posted the following first asked at Yahoo Answers UK & Ireland:

 

How could David be the King of Israel when?

The Bible says:

Due 23:3 An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to their tenth generation shall they not enter into the congregation of the LORD for ever:

Yet David’s maternal great-grandmother was a Moabite?

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Kenneth- But Jews today count their Jewishness (is that a word lol ?) through their mother.

no1home his great-grandmother was a moabite, you uneducated person.

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  Thanking and Blaming GOD (12/25/2013)—(5.)  Christ is the same forever.  (Hebrews 13:  8, KJV.)  Believers are to anchor themselves through sure and certain expectations (we say, hopes), and be grounded in faith that rests upon tested and unchanging truth.  The divine substance of GOD does not change in response to movements and shifts among finite circumstances, conditions, created beings, and objects of sacred focus.  Just as divine love, faith, holiness, wisdom and wrath against sin are permanent aspects of full divine makeup for GOD, there also are constant and ever-present elements of eternal process, purpose, and sovereign will.  Believers are taught to recognize the continuing operation and presence of GOD when enduring experiences and times of correction and punishment as well as when rejoicing in those overflowing with blessings and gifts.  GOD is awesome, righteous and worthy of glory and respect at all times, in all seasons and textures of life experience.  (See Luke 6:  46-49, 1st Corinthians 3:  11 and Hebrews 12:  1-13, KJV.)  (6.)  Grace in time of need. (Hebrews 4:  16, KJV.)  Even more than by the recognition of forgiveness and mercy in all divine judgment, believers have joy in times of affliction, hardship and suffering by maintaining awareness and recognition of divine grace.  Grace does not come and go—nor does our status as confirmed believers—so much as our attention to grace as an aspect of GOD waxes and wanes.  The maturity we seek as those born again is the balance, completeness and stability to correctly discern divine grace at all times.  (See 1st Peter 4:  12-19, 2nd Corinthians 12:  6-10 and 1st Peter 5:  6-11, KJV.)

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;  That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:  But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.  For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;  Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;  And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:  And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.  For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.  Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;  And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;  In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:  In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.  (Ephesians 2:  11-22, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  The Bible and Genealogy (09/10/2013); Why GOD Does Not Tell All (09/11/2013); Jericho Justified? (07/02/2013); Theoretical Forgiveness? (07/03/2013); Errors of King Solomon? (06/13/2013); Salvation for Atheists? (06/14/2013); The Root of Jesse (01/03/2013); Newness of Spirit? (01/04/2013); The Priesthood of Kings (10/17/2012); Childlike Faith (10/18/2012)

 

“Adninos”, here are a few points shared among Christian believers as more of the gift of GOD through the holy writings:

(1.)  The sanctification of any people who covenant with GOD—even ourselves today—is accomplished by setting them apart in every aspect of their carnal experience.  Included for Israel were practices for animal husbandry, farming, and land use; cleansing, hygiene and sanitation; civil and moral law; commerce, finance, and trade; devotions, praise and worship; diet and foods; homemaking, marriage, childrearing; bequests and inheritance.  The things of covenant were granted as further preparation for the lifting of death and removal of divine curses against Creation.

(2.)  Various patterns of intermarriage were forbidden, while many others were acceptable and allowed.  Those that left Egypt with Moses included a “mixed multitude” (we might say, Gentiles), who also experienced divine love through deliverance.  These received the proclamation of covenant and sacred law standing within the congregation at the foot of Mount Sinai.  Further, they received portion of the Promised Land, and their generations were registered and recorded among those of the pioneers of Israel within the genealogical records.

(3.)  Christian believers are cautioned against becoming immersed in arguments about genealogy (see Titus 3:  9, KJV).  Those records were first maintained in the holy writings to trace the lineage of priesthood from Adam, and later became important as documents of inheritance and property ownership vital to the economy and stability of Israel as a covenant nation.  Failing to acknowledge the shift in the purpose and value of such records, many are swallowed up by spiritual confusion.

There is far more to be said, properly shared, and spiritually understood.  (For example, (4.)  The throne of David is a symbol of the unified kingdom of GOD.  Like Adam and Eve (“the mother of all living”), both Mary and Joseph (the earthly “parents” of Jesus) are more to be understood as agents, “caretakers”, regents (those who rule on behalf of a monarch who is a minor child), and stewards.  Jesus is born as the prophesied son of David to fulfill divine proclamations and promises.  In addition to the restoration of all twelve tribes as a united Israel, there is to be a broader inclusion of the Gentiles; and a tearing down of the middle wall of division depicted by covenant law, the cultural traditions of the Jews, and the veil of the Temple separating the Holy Place from the Holiest of Holies (we say, the Sanctuary).)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Grow in grace.

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.  But shun profane and vain babblings:  for they will increase unto more ungodliness.  (2nd Timothy 2:  15-16, KJV)

 

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

     Today is the anniversary of one of the most devastating yet unifying attacks upon the United States of America as a sovereign nation, its people, and its diverse way(s) of life.  That fateful hour in 2001, as the passenger plane collided into one of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center (New York City), I was at work on Capitol Hill; and we were all challenged to understand reports that the Capitol, the Monument, and the Pentagon were also under attack.  There were reports and rumors that the Capitol building would be evacuated; and that the Congress and President were to be taken into secure, secret settings.  The Prayer Warriors and Spirit Soldiers of our Nation immediately began to combat confusion, fear and panic.  Some in improvised “private chambers,” others while yet seated with their colleagues before TV broadcasts for the latest information, believers on the Hill began to call to GOD for America’s safety, salvation, and victory.  We trust, we were heard.

     Acknowledging that day, the lives lost, and the precious opportunities that continue to be ours, in the name of Jesus, and to his glory, I sought to restore the archive of 700 documents that had been posted to WordPress.com.  Presently there are only 70 posts available at Thoughts.com, with 296 documents posted at GOOGLE Blogger.com.  Without the blessing of Christ, no such feat of restoration may be accomplished.  May our GOD ever provide us with his shield of unknown soldiers who obey, pray, and witness in our defense.  Be encouraged!

     That GOD the Father has knowledge and information not shared with the Son of GOD is topic, today, along with more on the Bible and genealogy.  The “Yahoo! Answers” writer using ID “Emilio” (Level 1 with 107 points, a member since September 10, 2013) posted the following:

IF JESUS IS THE MOST HIGH GOD, THEN WHY DOESN’T HE KNOW THE DAY AND HOUR OF HIS COMING?

I BELIEVE JESUS IS THE SON OF GOD, THE KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS

MATTHEW 24:36 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.

THE BATTLE AXE:  The Bible and Genealogy (09/10/2013)—(5)  Because covenant is continued through lineage, inheritance and judgment take on peculiar aspects of spiritual duty.  Included is the challenge to ones descendants and heirs that was described when GOD revealed himself to Moses as the Holy One of Israel, and a GOD whose existence and righteousness are expressed through judgment.  GOD passed before Moses and showed Moses the train of his glory while proclaiming the divine name and reputation, explaining to Moses what was being displayed.  The sins of the fathers are visited upon the children unto the third and fourth generation (i.e., as much as 160 years).  The children are not condemned or punished by GOD as though responsible for the sins of their parents.  However, the offspring must respond to continuing life conditions created by their parents (see Exodus 34:  5-8, KJV).  More than this, it is the divinely determined duty of ones heirs and offspring to complete the unfinished business of the deceased, and to correct the errors of their parents by doing works that create a new name and reputation for their parents, themselves, and that correctly acknowledges the goodness of GOD.

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up:  and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.  And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,  The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,  To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.  And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.  And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.  And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph’s son?  And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself:  whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country.  And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.  But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;  But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.  And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian.  And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,  And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.  But he passing through the midst of them went his way,  And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the sabbath days.  And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power.  (Luke 4:  16-32, KJV)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Why GOD Prayed to GOD (09/07/2013); Utterance is Spirit (09/08/2013); A Need to Know? (09/04/2013); Of Sure Hope and Certainty (09/05/2013); GOD the X? (07/19/2013)

To access GOOGLE archive:   http://truephoenix.blogspot.com

 

     Emilio, here are few points that most Christian believers receive after many hours and years of fellowship, prayer, and study of the holy writings.  Thanks for giving us the chance to share with you: 

(1.)  Jesus Christ has demonstrated and revealed that primary aspects of right relationship with Almighty GOD for created beings and living creatures include acceptance of divine prerogative, being anointed (we also say, being endowed with spirit content from the makeup and person of GOD), operating in faith, and continuing trust.  Along with praise and prayer, these things permit intimate communication; and they replace having full knowledge and detailed information. 

(2.)  Faith is a divine substance, and pertains to the existence of divinity.  Faith is inseparable from such other divine content as holiness, humility, joy, longsuffering, love, righteousness, truth, wisdom, and wrath against sin.

(3.)  Even the proper exercise of divine authority requires discipline, distance, and a peculiar separation of the Sovereign Judge from those over whom he must preside.  Simple beings who are apart from GOD because of ignorance and sin do not easily grasp the many subtle (i.e., barely visible, and therefore unseen) possibilities for their own destruction when they approach GOD.  Rightly understood, to enter the divine presence demands total respect, self-restraint, and appropriate reverence.

     There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually understood.  For example, (4.)  While divine law has not been given to mankind as a device to tell the future, holy law declares the end from the beginning.  Consequences and punishment for disobedience is described before any offense is committed; and so, transgressors have choice as well as duty to be circumspect and wise.  See Deuteronomy 29:  29, KJV.)  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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