Posts Tagged ‘Noah’

Love, prophecy, divine revelation, and the Scriptures are topics, today, with more on lawful authority over death.  A writer at “Yahoo!7 Answers (Australia)” using the ID “Lord Giuseppi” (Level 1 with 223 points, a member since 29 September 2013) posted the following that was originally asked at “Yahoo! Answers Canada.”  (The question was deleted before I could share a response; and I sent the writer a partial reply, points 1 & 2, by email):

 

Do Christians who claim god is all loving ever read the book of revelation?

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  The Power of Death? (09/30/2013)—Following the deliverance of mankind through Noah and his family (and not after the slaying of Abel by Cain), GOD allowed the killing of animals for food, and employed mankind as an instrument of judgment that would be used to kill other men (see Genesis 9:  1-16, KJV).  Through the ordinances and statutes granted to Israel, the customs and traditions of offering and sacrificing blood that had been practiced since Adam became strictly regimented as an act of faith by, for and within community, rather than a matter of personal or private appeals to GOD (see Leviticus 17:  3-5, KJV).  Killing and murder as a high crime and a violation of divine commandment emerges only where self-will is dominated by sin (see 2nd Kings 21:  1-17 , KJV).  Blood is an aspect of flesh and material being, however, blood conveys life that is a spirit essence from Divine Person.  The death of Jesus ordained by GOD uses blood (instead of a flood) as a tool to recover mankind from sin, and is by no means an act by Satan, or display of majesty in a created being.  See Mark 14:  21-25, 1st Corinthians 11:  23-26 and 1st Corinthians 15:  20-26, King James Version.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:   For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:  And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.  He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly.  Amen.  Even so, come, Lord Jesus.  The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.  Amen.  (Revelation 22:  18-21, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Only One GOD (09/14/2013); Weed and Godly Wisdom (09/15/2013); Words Spoken By GOD? (06/05/2013); Teachings on Judgment (06/06/2013); A Guide to Salvation? (04/10/2013); Faith, Language and “Mystery” (04/11/2013); What to Take Literally (03/11/2013); A GOD of War? 03/12/2013); “Authorized Personnel Only” (03/13/2013); More Than Salvation (11/27/2012); Son of Man (11/28/2012)

 

Lord Giuseppi, here are a few points endorsed by many who rejoice in the love of GOD as expressed through the ministry of Jesus Christ:

(1.)  The entire Bible is a collection of holy writings that provide a record of sacred events among mankind revealing the operation, person, and eternal purposes of GOD.  In addition to covenants, accounts of judgments against sin (e.g., the plagues of Egypt), descriptions of the consecrated priesthood upon the earth as well as in the celestial presence (we say, heaven), there are details explaining sacred inheritance, the elimination of sin, and the establishment of eternal life.

(2.)  GOD is a being who may not be completely known and understood using the aspects of carnal, emotional, material, and social process relied upon by mankind.  GOD is spirit, not a cloud, fog, mist or smoke made up of fine particles.  The inseparable substance of GOD includes faith, holiness, joy, longsuffering, righteousness, truth, wisdom, and wrath against sin.  GOD employs multiple divine operations and sacred processes to make divinity known and visible to created beings and living creatures.  Included are birth, death, healing, forgiveness, incarnation, judgment, resurrection, sanctification, and utterance.

(3.)  Prophecy is a peculiar tool used throughout the holy writings that focus the understanding of believers upon otherwise unseen aspects of divine person, rather than human events (we say, the mind of GOD, the word of GOD, and we also say, from GOD).  The work of prophecy is not so much to predict the future as to clarify divine intent and purpose.  Prophecy establishes divine presence, like the very breath breathed into Adam.  Many have been chosen and specially prepared to serve as spokespersons from GOD, and have served in roles such as patriarchs, judges, prophets, kings, and apostles.

There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually understood.  (For example, (4.)  Seeing with the eyes of those reborn and renewed in right relationship with GOD through Jesus Christ, the Book of Revelation conveys a rich prophetic vision.  While accounts of Creation declare the beauty and fertility of Divine Person, and the Gospel of redemption and salvation proclaim divine compassion and grace, it is the judgment of GOD that allows all to grasp the absolute righteousness and wisdom of GOD as Sovereign over eternity.)  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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The notion that animals do not sin is focus, today; and there is more on the death and dying of Jesus upon the cross.  The “Yahoo! Answers Canada” writer using ID “Arctic Spirit” (Level 5 with 6,874 points, a member since July 21, 2010) posted the following:

 

If it was Adam and Eve that sinned first, and death would be the result of that sin…?

…. Why do other creatures that had nothing to do with the human population had to pay for the sin of man? Wild animals never sinned, humans did!!!

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  Dying in Terror and Joy? (09/28/2013)—  (5.)  The death of Jesus was not simply the completion of mortality for a single sinner, the death of a single man.  The cross depicts the destruction of all sin, where sin is understood as no material thing created by GOD, or contained within the substance of created beings and living creatures.  Sin appears through human experience as a frightening mix of deformed and malformed desires and intentions (we say, horrors, monsters and monstrosities).  Sin may not control and influence the will of GOD.  Sin opposes the continued existence of divinity, of sacred law, and of all that has been put forth as Creation.  Sin is without being, measurable dimensions, feelings, personness, or divine purpose.  Yet, sin has direction, effect, and presence, and may invisibly dominate awareness and self-will in the created.  Sin is not a divine essence like the inseparable aspects of sacred person (e.g., faith, glory, holiness, joy, longsuffering, truth, virtue, and wisdom).  Jesus suffers and dies on behalf of all who need release from enslavement to sin, ignorance of GOD, and the burning loss of divine nature.  Through surrender of his blood and life essence (flesh and spirit) there can be permanent restoration to GOD that only comes by atonement, re-creation (we say, becoming new creatures, being born again, rebirth), repentance and sanctification.  Upon the cross, Christ was made to be sin, and the wrath of GOD against all sin was turned against him.  The cross served as an altar (i.e., a holy table; a point of contact and joining for both heaven and earth).  Rejected, Jesus may not set foot upon the earth, nor is he immediately lifted up into heaven.  For this reason, the cross is a scene of final judgment, the day of the Lord.  Graves are opened; in the city, the dead are seen to be revived; and at the place of a skull (Calvary, Golgotha) where Jesus is suspended between heaven and earth, there is a storm of silence, stillness, and unexpected darkness.  (See Psalms 30:  1-12, Revelation 6:  17, 2nd Corinthians 4:  6-11, and Revelation 20:  11-15, KJV.)  (6.)  As the finishing work for salvation, the resurrection appearances, his return to the celestial presence of the Father, and his ascension must occur before the final completion of the three-and-one-half year ministry of Jesus upon the earth could be celebrated in heaven.  Yet, Jesus could rejoice dying upon the cross being fully alive to the praises, proclamations, promises and prophecies provided by GOD for all mankind.  Through the imparted, indwelling Spirit of GOD, there would be triumph over all the fear, pain and violence introduced by sin as continuing aspects of existence for mankind.  Through the imparted, indwelling Spirit it is possible to achieve every godly goal—nothing would be impossible—and all duty for created beings and living creatures would be within their capabilities.  The physical processes of death and dying remain unchanged; however, the application of death in judgment is transformed.  Death and dying that end sin and separation from GOD no longer quenches faith, divine joy, love and genuine reverence.  Only the second death removes all possibilities for continuing and restored existence.  (See Psalms 115:  15-18, 1st Corinthians 15:  50-57 and Romans 8:  35-39, KJV.)

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Ye shall therefore keep all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them:  that the land, whither I bring you to dwell therein, spue you not out.  And ye shall not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast out before you:  for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.  But I have said unto you, Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that floweth with milk and honey:  I am the LORD your God, which have separated you from other people.  Ye shall therefore put difference between clean beasts and unclean, and between unclean fowls and clean:  and ye shall not make your souls abominable by beast, or by fowl, or by any manner of living thing that creepeth on the ground, which I have separated from you as unclean.  And ye shall be holy unto me:  for I the LORD am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.  (Leviticus 20:  22-26, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Destroyed in Noah’s Flood? (04/28/2013); Both Born Holy? (04/29/2013); Why Blood? (04/13/2013); Time Before the Sun? (04/14/2013); A Second Adam? (03/25/2013); GOD Hiding in Plain Sight (03/26/2013); Sin Without Wrongdoing? (08/28/2012); On Religious Items (08/29/2012)

 

“Artic Spirit”, here are a few points on sin and the divine Creation that are being used to prepare Christian believers for the completion of divine judgment:

(1.)  Sin opposes the continued existence of GOD, whose makeup is entirely of spirit, yet, who appears to mankind in flesh as Jesus Christ.  Sin is no material thing put forth by GOD, and lacks dimension, divine substance, and sacred purpose.  Even so, sin has direction, effect, and presence; and sin is able to dominate awareness and self-will in created beings and living creatures.   

(2.)  Sin was first detected among holy angels in the place of celestial presence (we say, heaven).  Sin opposes the existence of divine law.  Sin does not function or operate according to emotions, intellect, logic, mental power and reasoning.  Thus, college professors, those born in poverty, those of the middle class, those born in a royal house, all may become subject to sin. 

(3.)  All things in existence upon the earth are not alive.  Even so, objects that exist for ones awareness may become aspects and instruments for focus through sin.  Divine content may be contained and transferred through things that are not alive.  (Examples are consecrated altars, blood, and holy ground.)  In the earth realm, an atmosphere or culture that promotes defilement, idolatry, things that are profane, and sin may be fashioned using things that are made by mankind.  Things also may be formed from human imagination to spread defilement and profanity.

There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually understood.  (For example, (4.)  The destruction of all living in the flood at Noah’s day is a depiction of divine judgment to correct and fulfill Creation.  The operations of sin are subtle (we say, barely visible; unseen), and cannot be detected, resisted or eliminated without correctly using an array of tools supplied by GOD.  Included are cautions, covenants, divine law, the record of judgments against sin, and the imparted, indwelling Spirit of Jesus.)  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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