Posts Tagged ‘perceptions’

Scripture points are shared, today, to cancel the idea that “faith” and “God” are undefined, and may be described in accordance with ones personal experience, hidden mysteries, or private knowledge of divinity.  The fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Breakthrough” (Level 6 with 10,945 points, a member since June 29, 2013) posted the following:

 

How would you describe God?

I think with God, you get what you put in. If you put in love – you will view God as love. If you put in sin – you will view God as destructive. If you put in justice – you will view God as justice. If you put in sacrifice – you will view God as joy. If you put in mercy – you will view God as mercy and if you put in compassion you will view God as compassion.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Moreover the LORD answered Job, and said,  Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproveth God, let him answer it.  Then Job answered the LORD, and said,  Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth.  Once have I spoken; but I will not answer:  yea, twice; but I will proceed no further.  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:  1-14, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Knowing? (05/24/2015); Divinity Has Person? (05/19/2015); Knowing The Holy Spirit? (05/17/2015); The Limit to Believing? (09/16/2013); All Things Possible? (09/17/2013); How Was GOD Known Before Jesus? (10/06/2012); Jesus, King of Earth? (10/07/2012); Speaking of GOD (10/20/2010); Eat and Run? (10/21/201)

 

“Breakthrough”, many expect to know GOD by using finite tools such as enticement, imagination, intellect, logic, money, philosophy, politics, promises, science, and even sexual favor.  However, created beings and living creatures do not need to “make believe,” guess, or speculate.  There is a specific, reliable source among the living that may be trusted for sacred knowledge that provides complete and correct information on the character, makeup, nature, process, and substance of divinity.  Called the Gospel, prophecy, revelation, testimony, witness, and the Word, mature Christian believers rely upon the record of utterances from Deity that serve as a “divine self-portrait” emanated using thousands of sacred events, within thousands of lives, over the course of thousands of years.  Consider again the following:

(1.)  Hebrews 11:  1-6, King James Version (KJV):  11 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.  2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.  3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.  4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.  5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him:  for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.  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.

(2.)  Exodus 3:  15, KJV:  15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, the LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you:  this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.

(3.)  Exodus 6:  2-4, KJV:  2 And God spake unto Moses, and said unto him, I am the LORD:  3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.  4 And I have also established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, wherein they were strangers.

(4.)  Exodus 34:  6-8, KJV:  6 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,  7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.  8 And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshipped.

(5.)  2nd Timothy 3:  16, KJV:  16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

(6.)  John 4:  23-24, KJV:  23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth:   for the Father seeketh such to worship him.  24 God is a Spirit:   and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

(7.)  1st John 5:  9-11, KJV:  9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater:  for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.  10 He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself:  he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son.  11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually taken into account.  (For example, (8.)  Isaiah 63:  15-16, KJV:  15 Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of thy holiness and of thy glory:  where is thy zeal and thy strength, the sounding of thy bowels and of thy mercies toward me? are they restrained?  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.)  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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