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Today, reply is on knowing the mystery and sacred secrets of GODhead. GOD—who is spirit—does not exist using the same relationships described for created beings and living creatures; even so, for the comfort and encouragement of life, GOD is to be known and spoken of as continuing in the same relationships that are meaningful among mankind. Mature Christian believers accept that the sacred knowledge they receive regarding the spirit process, substance, and workings of GOD will not provide the same detail and features as secular knowledge that center on things finite, material, and measurable. A profound consciousness of spirit presence first must be in place before the created may apprehend the truths of divine existence and sacred personhood, or the nature of commitment, communication, exchange, and interaction among the divine. The great gulf between immutable, incorruptible, invisible GOD and those who have been emanated and put forth requires all they receive be understood as merely approximations, estimates, hints, and suggestions that must not be held as full, or complete. The fighter in the “Yahoo! Answers” Religion and Spirituality public forum who uses the ID “Anonymous” (no profile information shared) posted the following:

 

Is God his own son and father?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW: Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. (John 3: 11-13, King James Version, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER: The Gift Of GOD (10/15/2018); These Three Are One (10/03/2018); Completeness, Integrity And Wholeness? (06/21/2018); The Origin And Source (04/26/2018); What Is A Spirit? (03/06/2018); Wisdom In A Mystery (11/22/2017); Eternal Mysteries and Revelation (08/31/2016); Faith, Language, and “Mystery”? (04/11/2013); GOD Knows Tomorrow? (04/12/2013)

 

Anonymous”, among Christian believers, apart from the teachings and works of the church and the holy writings, there is nothing that exists within the material and natural world that explains the existence of GODhead (we also say, divine fullness; the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit), and all the relationships they use as otherwise unseen active presence. The information provided from GOD to his created beings and living creatures (we say, the revelation) that speak to his origin, power, presence, sovereignty, and workings throughout the universe must be accepted as spirit substance that, of itself, is accurate, truthful, and sufficient. In addition to the form and life essence (i.e., breath; spirit; word) imparted to the living as their own makeup and substance are inseparable aspects from the makeup of divinity whereby those created are to apprehend and be apprehended of GOD. Included are faith, forbearance, forgiveness, longsuffering, lovingkindness, personhood, oneness without sameness, wisdom, and wrath against sin. Consider again the following that uses language from the Bible—a human record of divinity appearing through thousands of events, within thousands of lives, over the course of thousands of years:

(1.) Deuteronomy 29: 29, King James Version (KJV): 29 The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.

(2.) Hebrews 11: 6, KJV: 6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

(3.) Colossians 1: 12-22, KJV: 12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: 15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. 19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; 20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. 21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled 22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:

There is far more that should be said, correctly examined, and spiritually apprehended. (For example, (4.) Philippians 3: 7-14, KJV: 7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. 8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, 9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: 10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; 11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead. 12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. 13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.) 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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Where Is Your Faith

 

Today, reply is on questions divinity might pose appearing in the “Yahoo! Answers” forum.  While the Almighty is not likely to make direct use of the Internet, social media, and other modern devices himself, many from the community of faith are willing to appear in the public forum sharing instruction, testimony and witness as anointed spokespersons commissioned by GOD.  As omniscient and sovereign, GOD does not use questions to get information that is lacking or missing.  More than inquiry, divinity relies on prophecy that serves to comfort, edify, and exhort along with praise, prayer, vision, and other forms of revelation.  Divinity acknowledges the value of questions as a finite human tool for maintaining dialog, exchange, and interaction among and between those in close and personal relationships.  The fighter using “No Eternal Reward” as his ID (Level 7 with 44,402 points, a member since July 23, 2014) posted the following in the Religion and Spirituality section:

 

If God logged into this site for a moment, what question do you think he would ask?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Then answered the LORD unto Job out of the whirlwind, and said,  Gird up thy loins now like a man:  I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.  Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous?  Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice like him?  Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array thyself with glory and beauty.  Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath:  and behold every one that is proud, and abase him.  Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place.  Hide them in the dust together; and bind their faces in secret.  Then will I also confess unto thee that thine own right hand can save thee.  (Job 40:  6-14, King James Version, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  The Origin And Source (04/26/2018); Who Deserves Divine Love? (06/23/2017); Books Having Sacred Knowledge? (10/25/2016); Wanting To Know When? (10/18/2015); Christ Coming Soon? (10/16/2015); Asking For Answers From GOD? (05/21/2015); Philosophical Questions? (04/17/2014); To Accomplish A Sacred Goal (04/18/2014)

 

“No Eternal Reward”, rather than interrogation and inquiry of created beings and living creatures to examine their makeup and substance, the primary operations and processes of divine fullness (we say, the GODhead; the Trinity; the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit) have been revelation to make the Creator knowable, known, accessible, and approachable.  Even so, it strikes me that the following are some questions recorded in the Bible that Deity has posed:

(1.)  Ezekiel 18:  23, King James Version (KJV):  23 Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD:  and not that he should return from his ways, and live?

(2.)  Luke 10:  25-26, KJV:  25 And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?  26 He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?

(3.)  Matthew 22:  41-42, KJV:  41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,  42 Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David.

(4.)  Mark 12:  24, KJV:  24 And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?

(5.)  John 3:  12, KJV:  12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?

(6.)  Acts 19:  2-4, KJV:  2 He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.  3 And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John’s baptism.  4 Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.

(7.)  Romans 6:  3-4, KJV:  3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?  4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death:  that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

(8.)  1st Corinthians 3:  16, KJV:  16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

(9.)  1st Corinthians 6:  19, KJV:  19 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?

There is far more that should be said, correctly examined, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (10.)  Luke 8:  25, KJV:  25 And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

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Scripture points are shared, today, on anticipation, hope, sacred knowledge, unity and the Second Coming of Christ.  Given the church has been endowed with a wealth of information regarding the end times and prophecy to prepare believers for their harvesting from the earth (we say, Advent, the Rapture), that GOD is silent and withholds specific information about divine plans (e.g., the day and the hour) appears strange to many believers.  However, the process of divine prophecy is always for comfort, edification and exhortation.  Believers are to be further knit together and united realizing their eternal life is already begun.  Consider again from the King James Version (KJV), The secret things belong unto the LORD our God:  but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law (Deuteronomy 29: 29).  The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance (2nd Peter 3: 9).  Also recall Galatians 6:  8-10, KJV:  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.  The fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Anis” (Level 1 with 95 points, a member since September 16, 2015) posted the following:

 

What would you do if you knew, with great certitude, when Jesus will come back?

What I know is more important than that coming back of Jesus. Can you believe that!? because I know when Jesus will come back, as I know something bigger than that, much bigger. Can you believe I am not lying? I have facts but the issue is bigger for someone like me… None will believe me.

Is it worth tell people and let them think I am crazy? how much many to tell? Or should I just relax, let them err, wait until somehow they find it themselves?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Be ye therefore ready also:  for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.  Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speakest thou this parable unto us, or even to all?  And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season?  Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.  Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath.  But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken;  The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.  And that servant, which knew his lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.  But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required:  and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.  (Luke 12:  40-48, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  About The End Of The World (08/30/2015); The Imminent Return of Christ? (07/19/2015); Becoming Ripe for Harvest? (07/03/2015); The Soon Return of Jesus? (01/05/2015); GOD Is A Spirit (12/07/2014); The Mystery of His Appearing (12/08/2014); About the Second Coming? (01/18/2014); Unprofitable Servants? (01/19/2014)

 

“Anis”, stay the course.  Often the issue among Christian believers is not what you know or whom to tell it to so much as the best way to go about routinely sharing what’s been bestowed upon you from GOD.  Christian believers are to become increasingly selfless and yoked to the will of GOD through the person of Jesus Christ.  As a result, what a believer receives is to continue the ministry, monarchy and priesthood of Jesus by serving the full body of believers.  Excitement and zeal are an ongoing aspect of life in Christ such that balance and perspective also are achieved that suppresses the appearance of fanaticism, hysteria, and sensationalism.  When granted special experiences of insight, testimony, visitation and witness, believers are to remain grounded, and to “stay on course” sharing within the body with humility and meekness.  Consider the following from the Scriptures:

(1.)  Matthew 12:  18-20, King James Version (KJV):  18 Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased:  I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.  19 He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets.  20 A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.

(2.)  James 1:  26, KJV:  26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.

(3.)  1st Corinthians 13: 1-3, KJV:  1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.  2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.  3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

(4.)  1st Corinthians 14:  26, KJV:  26 How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.

(5.)  James 1:  5-10, KJV:  5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.  6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.  7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.  8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.  9 Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted:  10 But the rich, in that he is made low:  because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away.

(6.)  James 3:  13-18, KJV:  13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.  14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.  15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.  16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.  17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.  18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

There is much more that could be said, and that must be correctly understood and spiritually taken into account.  (For example, (7.)  Ephesians 2:  8-10, KJV:  8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:  9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.  10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

Adam and Eve, divine purpose, carnal information, and sacred knowledge are topics, today.  (No BATTLE AXE is provided.)  The “Yahoo! Answers” writer using the ID “Imelda” (Level 6 with 12,493 points, a member since December 28, 2013) posted the following:

 

Did God not want Adam & Eve to have knowledge?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  O ye simple, understand wisdom:  and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.  Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things.  For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.  All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them.  They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.  Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.  For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.  I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.  The fear of the LORD is to hate evil:  pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.  Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom:  I am understanding; I have strength.  By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.  (Proverbs 8:  5-15, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Belief, Faith, and Proof (03/02/2014); Miracles and Visitations? (03/03/2014); Is Science the Right Tool? (12/04/2013); To Grieve the Spirit? (12/05/2013); Relating to GOD? (11/05/2013); Does Satan Know? (11/06/2103); A Relationship not Just Knowledge? (06/25/2013); Lost Without GOD? (06/26/2013); When Does Judgment Begin? (06/27/2013)

 

“Imelda”, here are a few points to consider that are helpful for those who receive knowledge from GOD through Jesus Christ:

(1.)  As a condition for their existence, all living creatures are bombarded by, and respond to, streams of data generated within by their own tissue and organs, and from their physical surroundings.  Awareness is stirred by such aspects of flesh (we say, carnal being) as the appetite (e.g., hunger, thirst, craving for sex), sensation (hearing, seeing, tasting, touching) and emotional/mental events (e.g., desire, fear, imagination, recall).

(2.)  Awareness also should respond to the presence of the spirit content that makes up divinity.  By their disobedience and presumption, the holy pair committed human consciousness to be under a permanent limit of fleshly knowledge.  Thus, intellect, logic, mathematics, reason, and science can not detect, eliminate and remove sin; can not establish love, peace, and perfection; can not provide salvation; and can not establish eternal life.

(3.)  Rightly understood, genuine knowledge is information that provides benefit and value, and should be fitted to ongoing order as well as existing priorities and purposes.  Knowledge that does not address specific needs, and is not directly related to events and instances in human experience is held to be abstract, groundless, pointless, or speculative.  All knowledge that is factual (some say, true) does not “bear weight” in judgment, does not bring honor to those who possess it, and is not useful for survival and continuing life (e.g., fine details, minutiae, and trivia).

There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  For example, (4.)  The effect and process of sacred knowledge is by the active presence and operation of divinity.  Thus, even for finite beings, knowledge of the holy is a peculiar form of power that the living may apply for their own benefit, and to continue the existence of all.  The many forms of sacred knowledge include discernment (ability to use ones own divine substance to recognize the sacred content in events, other persons, purposes, statements, etc.), divine law, prophecy, revelation, and holy writings.  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your knowledge and faith from GOD.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC