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Today, reply is on what some call “the Christian personality” and the “boring” lifestyle of those who follow Jesus Christ. The primary shared property of the church is sacred truth; and, while only one member may receive a given spiritual gift, in accordance with divine law and process, that is sufficient to say, when believers are gathered together, the gift is manifest within the full body. In the same way each local church sanctuary is set apart to GOD and made distinctive by the heartfelt prayers of the believers, and places of sacred assembly are further anointed by increased consciousness and thoughts of GOD through the presence of holy relics, the sinner who chooses salvation through Jesus Christ must be set apart and made distinctive by the life of Jesus made present through promise, prophecy, and rebirth. It is written: John 17: 17-19, King James Version (KJV): 17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. 18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. 19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth. The daily routine among Christians acknowledges divinity through displays of such features as accountability, discharging duty, fidelity, interdependence, maintaining integrity, unselfish ministry, oneness without sameness, respect, reverence, and zeal. In place of busyness, fruitless and misdirected action, or excitement there are focus, freshness, and newness of life through the Holy Spirit. One of the fighters in the “Yahoo! Answers” public forum on Religion and Spirituality who uses the ID “shoeshopper3” (Level 1 with 7 points, a member since November 22, 2017) posted the following:

 

Why is it that people who get really into Christianity tend to become very sheltered and boring?

you can be a Christian without losing your personality.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW: Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? 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. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin. Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6: 3-11, King James Version, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER: Committed To Unchanging Promise (04/09/2019); Make Me A Servant (04/08/2019); One Died For All (04/05/2019); The Thought of Foolishness (03/31/2019); Recognizing Holy and Unholy (01/31/2019); Purity For Sacred Truth (12/17/2018); Become As Little Children (12/13/2018); How Sinners Become Perfect (11/26/2018); Be Not Unequally Yoked (04/16/2018)

 

shoeshopper3”, there is no “Christian personality” that all followers of Jesus are to display. The change one sees in a Christian emerges from their fresh endowment of spirit content imparted from the makeup of GOD, rather than their personality and other patterns that appear from operations of emotional and psychological makeup. For sinners who choose to turn to GOD through Jesus Christ the goal of the soul—ones full endowment of spirit substance imparted from the makeup of divinity—is to become Christ-like, and to continually display the image of GOD. By becoming “born again,” the sinner receives inseparable spirit substance from the makeup of GOD that includes faith, holiness, joy, longsuffering, lovingkindness, eternal purpose, wisdom, and wrath against sin. They then will exist as developing believers, offspring of GOD, and joint heirs with Christ, who must “grow up again” by facing life challenges and “growing pains” on the earth until they are mature/ripe for harvest by Jesus Christ at his Advent (we also say, his appearing; the Rapture; the Second Coming). In addition to discovery, gradual growth, study to gain “sacred knowledge,” unselfish service and suffering with Christ, developing believers become set apart and sanctified by operations of their own spirit content from GOD. Thus, all Christians are careful to consider the following that uses language from the Bible:

1. 2nd Corinthians 5: 14-21, King James Version (KJV): 14 For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: 15 And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again. 16 Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. 17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. 20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. 21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

2. 1st Peter 4: 1-5, KJV: 1 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; 2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. 3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries: 4 Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you: 5 Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead. 6 For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit.

3. 2nd Timothy 3: 1-5, 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.

There is far more that should be said, correctly examined, and spiritually apprehended. (For example, 4. 2nd Corinthians 6: 14-18, KJV: 14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? 16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. 18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.) Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful. Be it unto you according to your faith.

 

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Today, points are shared on the Holy Spirit as an inseparable aspect of divine fullness. A writer in the “Yahoo! Answers” public forum on Religion and Spirituality who uses the ID “glenda” (Level 1 with 4 points, a member since March 16, 2018) posted the following:

 

The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit and THE PERSONALITY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW: Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught. And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned?Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself. He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him. (John 7: 14-18, King James Version, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER: How GOD Speaks Today (12/10/2018); By Reading The Bible? (11/18/2018); Christ Rejected By Pharisees? (06/17/2018); Bible Language About Spirit? (06/13/2018); Why Spirit Displays Personhood (06/06/2018); Did The Prophets Know? (05/23/2018); What Is A Spirit? (03/06/2018); Tools For Knowing Divinity (05/12/2017)

 

glenda”, here are some points to consider as you continue to discover the sacred knowledge that is shared among mature Christian believers:

1. Each aspect of the divine fullness (we also say, divinity; the Godhead; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit) is described having completeness, discrete form, integrity, personhood, purpose, substance, and works. The Father is the origin of sacred doctrine provided to mankind that appears among the three. Jesus Christ, who has appeared and ministered on the earth, and who is made known by the revelation that is recorded throughout the Bible, is the chief spokesperson who proclaims the doctrine. The Holy Spirit (we also say, the Comforter, the Holy Ghost, the Spirit of Prophecy, the Spirit of Truth) has no doctrine of his own, and he authenticates, certifies, and complements the appearance of divinity as active presence, sacred doctrine, and sovereign will.

2. Ordinarily, divine fullness is spirit in form, process, and substance; spirit is diffuse and unrestricted by the frameworks of time and space. Jesus Christ has appeared in heaven and on earth using flesh and blood to connect with and represent humanity. In addition to life essence (i.e., breath, spirit, word) from the makeup of GOD, the human form may embody measures of spirit substance from the makeup of divinity, we say, imparted, indwelling Spirit. Included are balance, faith, holiness, longsuffering, lovingkindness, oneness without sameness, wisdom, and wrath against sin.

3. The Holy Spirit is not self-promoting; and there is no forgiveness to those who blaspheme the Spirit. Many mistakenly think that the presence and works of the Holy Spirit appear only in the New Testament following the death of Jesus on the cross. It was not until Pentecost that there was an outpouring of gifts from the Holy Spirit for the establishment of the early church. Careful reading of the Scriptures show that the Spirit was present from the beginning of Creation, and provides consciousness and self-will within created beings and living creatures that establish communication, exchange, and interaction (ongoing relationship) with GOD.

There is far more that should be said, correctly examined, and spiritually apprehended. (For example, 4. John 3: 31-36, King James Version (KJV): 31 He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all. 32 And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man receiveth his testimony. 33 He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true. 34 For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. 35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. 36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.) Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful. Be it unto you according to your faith.

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The meaning of “anointed” is considered, today.  Also, there is more on ascribing personality to divinity.  A writer at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Shay” (Level 1 with 4 points, a member since December 29, 2013) posted the following:

 

What does anointed mean?

blessed?

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  Personality? (04/27/2014)—(5.)  Like “character”, “charm”, “integrity”, and “cool”, the word “personality” is used to describe patterns displayed as a person’s attitude, behavior, and disposition, that regularly and repeatedly appear through ongoing relationships and social interactions, and that reveal their emotional and psychological makeup.  While descriptive of ones outward conduct and inner condition, personality is not a spirit substance from the makeup of GOD, and so is subject to change, embraces conflict, and may display subtleties (barely visible differences, hidden shifts in focus or value).  There are many who mistakenly use language that says, GOD the Father is cruel, harsh, mean, stern, strict, unloving, and unmerciful, yet say, that the Son is approachable, kind, forbearing, forgiving, gracious, loving, merciful, and understanding.  Such believers, in effect, deny the balance, fullness, oneness, righteousness, and thoroughness of the GODhead.  Delicate and necessary works of divine judgment (e.g., condemnation, correction, punishment, separation) are dismissed to favor such works as atonement, creation, deliverance, healing, government, rebirth, reconciliation, resurrection, and salvation.  See Luke 8:  24-25, Luke 9:  51-56, Romans 6:  1-18, Ephesians 4:  17-32, 1st Corinthians 16:  13-14, Colossians 3:  1-17, 1st Thessalonians 1:  5-6 and 1st John 3:  1-3, KJV.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.  And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.  But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever:  a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.  Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.  And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:  They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;  And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed:  but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.  (Hebrews 1:  6-12, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  The Benefit of Law? (11/15/2013); Origin of Baptism? (06/22/2013);  Money-changers in The Temple? (06/23/2013); Jesus, A Party Animal? (05/03/2013); Jesus Lives! (05/04/2013); The Golden Age? (01/10/2013); Translation, Please… (01/11/2013); The Priesthood of Kings (10/17/2012); Childlike Faith (10/18/2012)

 

“Shay”, here are some points to consider that should help build up your understanding of anointing within Christian belief:

(1.)  In the holy writings, to be anointed is to be made fragrant, and distinctive in ones appearance by pouring perfumed oil upon their hands, upon their face, upon their head.  A person’s aroma then lingers and continues after their contact with others.

(2.)  The oil for anointing represents divinity (we say, the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of GOD).  Figures in Scripture receive anointing for divine service as part of consecration and sanctification (being cleansed and set apart as devoted to GOD) as well as an aspect of installation to high office.  Included are monarchs (kings, queens, emperors), priests (those authorized to offer sacred sacrifice), and prophets (spokespersons sent from GOD).

(3.)  Once anointed with oil, a person’s appearance is brightened (we say, they shine).  Thus, one uses oil when fasting to maintain their appearance, and continue generating a mood that is uplifting, rather than one of misery and wretchedness.  Also, perfumed oils were used as medicines to heal, as preservatives to prepare bodies for burial (to retard decay), as salves to treat wounds, and as mood altering scents.

There is a lot more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (4.)  Just as Saul and David were anointed by the prophet Samuel to serve as father (we say, patriarch), king, judge, praise-leader, priest, and prophet, during his baptism under John the Baptist, Jesus of Nazareth was witnessed to be anointed by GOD and the Holy Spirit.  However, it is not oil poured out upon the Savior; rather, it is virtue.  The title “Christ” is Greek, and may be translated as “The Anointed One.”)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your anointing.

These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you.  But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you:  but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.  And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.  (1st John 2:  26-28, KJV)

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Using the idea of “personality” to describe divinity is considered, today.  Also, there is more on Bible and Spirit.  The “Yahoo! Answers” writer using an ID “Zero” (Level 1 with 11 points, a member since January 25, 2013) posted the following:

 

Does Jesus and God has different personality? 

When I said God I’m still talking about Jesus but not his human self. And since when do Jesus know that he is a God who created this world?

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  Bible and Spirit (04/25/2014)—(4.)  The holy writings provide spiritual content, focus, and structure for human awareness while imparted spirit matter from GOD (we say, the Comforter, the Holy Ghost, the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth) determines direction, boundaries, interaction, and process for self-will as well as among the many aspects of divinity residing within created beings and living creatures.  Because the Spirit and the word always agree, the Scriptures serve as a standard to authenticate spiritual events, experiences, knowledge, prophetic messages, and eternal purposes.  As a product of the Spirit, the Bible provides correction regarding divine law, errors in doctrine, and accuracy of sacred practice (we say, sacraments).  Not only are believers given a shared language for exchange, they receive a peculiar vocabulary of experiences within their spirit aspect.  As a visible incarnation of Christ, the Scriptures ensure balance, clarity, completeness, and unity.  Consider Psalms 119:  1-6, 89-91 and 97-105, Proverbs 3:  5-6, and 1st John 2:  3-7, KJV.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions.  And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.  And when they saw him, they were amazed:  and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.  And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?  And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.  And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them:  but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.  And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.  (Luke 2:  26-52, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  A Personal Relationship? (04/03/2014); GOD Everywhere? (04/04/2014); Jesus in GODhead (04/01/2014); Jesus Is GOD’s Word (12/28/2013); Why Was A Son Sent? (11/10/2013); Promise of A Spirit? (11/11/2013); How Was GOD Known Before Jesus? (10/06/2012); Jesus, King of Earth? (10/07/2012)

 

“Zero”, here are a few points you may find useful to having a correct and full knowledge as a Christian:

(1.)  GOD is a spirit, and should not be described and made to sound like a finite human being, or a simple material object that we experience with our senses (hearing, seeing, tasting, etc.), because it results in our spiritual confusion, and errors in understanding.

(2.)  The same way you and I have had to “discover” our abilities and talents as family members, students, and workers through learning and growth, Christ had to “discover” the meaning of his anointing, and his own identity as a fulfillment of prophecy and eternal purpose.

(3.)  Every Christian believer also must discover the presence and operation of their own fresh endowment of spirit matter from the makeup of GOD.  Through baptism (death of ones inborn spirit, rebirth having divine DNA, so to speak), believers acquire inseparable aspects of divinity such as faith, holiness, joy, love, righteousness, wisdom, and wrath against sin.  Born again, all must “grow up” again, achieve balance, and come into full perfection meeting the challenges of life upon the earth.

There is a lot more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended that takes years of service to GOD, and continuous study.  (For example, (4.)  Knowing within ones spirit is not an operation of intellect and mental exercise that can be influenced by appetite (such as hunger, thirst, cravings for sex), sense data, and emotion.  One must acquire discernment whereby awareness becomes attuned to the spirit content of events, objects, and other persons.  Where you will continue to grow as a believer, you will also increasingly realize the many godly mechanisms involved in having a right relationship with GOD through Jesus Christ.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to the measure of divine faith that resides in you.

Let not mercy and truth forsake thee:  bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:  So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.  (Proverbs 3:  3-4, KJV)

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