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Today, that there are multiple divine operations for salvation is in view.  Jesus Christ has appeared among men on the earth to provide access to divinity through blood that serves for cleansing, joining in unbreakable bond, reconciliation, and sealing covenant as well as for proclaiming the new testament law.  A fighter at “Yahoo! Answers (New Zealand)” using the ID “Anonymous”  (no profile information shown) posted the following:

 

Christians, if you can repent to God directly then what’s the point of Jesus taking up your sins?

Is it not contradictory to say otherwise?

Update:  If Jesus died then repentance is not needed

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  For a testament is of force after men are dead:  otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.  Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood.  For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people,  Saying, This is the blood of the testament which God hath enjoined unto you.  Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry.  And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.  It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.  For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:  Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;  For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world:  but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.  And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:  So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.  (Hebrews 9:  17-28, King James Version, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Corruption of Ones Spirit? (05/14/2017); Operations of Christian Faith (04/28/2017); How Christ Is Known? (04/24/2017); Temporal and Eternal Judgment (02/15/2017); Spirit Process not Feelings? (09/21/2016); Access Through The Son (07/21/2016); Why Are Works Required? (07/18/2016); Divine Meanings and Values? (03/31/2016); The Scale of Salvation? (12/13/2015)

 

“Anonymous”, sacred knowledge and revelation shared through Jesus Christ must be carefully considered, here.  The process of GOD for restoring sinners to healthy relationship with divinity is more than a simple verbal act of confession and apology by the wrongdoer.  While Christian believers try to describe the sacred operations for salvation using ideas and language that is plain, clear, yet, memorable, overcoming sin in the life occurs on a cosmic scale that must immerse the consciousness and the self-will of a sinner under the grace and sovereign will of Christ, who is King of Creation.  The totality of spirit substance distributed throughout the universe must be reconfigured, and the transgressor must be made a new creation, so to speak.  Blood must be discerned and recognized as a sacred tool that conveys and transfers life within diverse created beings and living creatures that exist as emissions and projections from the makeup of GOD who is a spirit.  Even so, death must be understood as a sacred tool necessary for putting forth life through process of rebirth and resurrection.  Atonement and the remission of sin through blood have to do with oneness without sameness, and communication among the persons of GOD, as do applying the sanctions within divine law, forgiveness, judgment, mercy, and the imparting of spirit gifts.  Certainly a believer must make godly choices and decisions, and correctly carryout specific sacred practices (e.g., baptism, praise, prayer, worship); however, their salvation is far from a matter of relying upon finite human tools such as intellect, logic, philosophy, or science.  The permanent changes required are not accomplished by exercise of mere human will power.  Multiple divine tasks and determining operations must be completed including the embodiment of sin and divinity (we say, Incarnation), the fulfillment of promise and prophecy, rebirth, sanctification, and the second death.  Consider again the following:

(1.)  Galatians 2:  20, King James Version (KJV):  20 I am crucified with Christ:  nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me:  and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

(2.)  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.

There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (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.)  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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Forgiveness, divine power, and the process of salvation are topics, today.  A fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Michael” (Level 1 with 26 points, a member since October 26, 2015) posted the following:

 

Why did GOD sacrifice Jesus when he could have just forgave them all with his ALMIGHTY powers?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ:  for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.  For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith:  as it is written, The just shall live by faith.  For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;  Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:  Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.  Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,  (Romans 1:  16-22, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Eternal Life Not Afterlife (08/11/2015); Power Against Sin? (04/12/2015); Eternal Life by Means of Carnal Death (11/28/2014); Salvation Before Christ? (06/24/2014); All Sins Are Equal? (06/25/2014); Forgiveness? (12/07/2010); Conspiracy? (12/08/2010)

 

“Michael”, here are some ideas to consider.  Condemning sin and enabling the living to overcome and resist sin at their level are part of a larger work of revelation to make GOD known who is eternal, immortal, and invisible.  For most Christian believers, the scale for all divine process can be recognized as boundless, cosmic, and grand.  Eternal purposes must come into view that are being generated and put forth by the very agents who establish existence in all its diversity.  There must be correction (for some punishment), healing, and recovery.  Forgiveness is more than simply dismissing anger and insult, or forgetting damage and hurt that have occurred.  Created beings and living creatures have been provided with consciousness and self-will to function as independent entities separate from the Creator.  Yet, they only have integrity and enduring quality as they contain aspects of spirit substance from the makeup of Deity.  Only inseparable aspects of divine being make possible communication, exchange, and interaction with divinity.  Included are faith, holiness, longsuffering, love, wisdom, and wrath against sin.  Sin opposes the continued existence of divine law, the Law Giver, and all that responds to divine order through sacred law.  Sin may dominate awareness and self-will in mankind.  Sin can not be eliminated without upheaval and reconfiguration of the full universe.  Immutable, unchanging divinity is the reference and stable point for all order, rather than choice, intellect, and will in the living.  Thus, the created have been designed to experience continual change, and may be altered through various sacred operations having multiple levels.  Divine tools for the transformation of humanity to being eternal companions for GOD include atonement, confession, covenant relationship, death, Incarnation,  judgment, rebirth, repentance, resurrection, suffering, and eternal life.  The following points from the Bible also may help:

(1.)  Isaiah 59:  1-4, King James Version (KJV):  1 Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened that it can not save; neither his ear heavy that he can not hear:  2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.  3 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.  4 None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth:  they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.

(2.)  Isaiah 55:  7-11, KJV:  7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts:  and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.  8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways saith the LORD.   9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.  10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:  11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth:  it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

(3.)  1st Corinthians 2:  11-14, KJV:  11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of a man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.  12 Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.  13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teaches, but which the Holy Ghost teaches; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.  14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God:  for they are foolishness unto him:  neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

There are many other verses that should be carefully considered, correctly understood, and made a part of ones sacred knowledge.  (For example, (4.)  1st Corinthians 1:  18, KJV:  18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.)  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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Today, points are shared on divine rest as an aspect of balance and sacred process for Creation.  The fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Love Unites” (Level 7 with 31,726 points, a member since May 08, 2013) posted the following: 

In the Biblical story of creation, God rested. Why would an all-powerful god need to rest?

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:  Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father:  for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.  (Isaiah 58:  13-14, KJV)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Sabbath Transferred to Sunday? (04/05/2015); Divine Sleep (03/28/2014); The Storm-battered City? (03/29/2014); To Keep It Holy (02/23/2014); 7 “Godly” Sins? (02/24/2014); About Sabbath (10/16/2013); We Shall Behold Him (10/17/2013)

“Love Unites”, all created beings and living creatures must undergo permanent change as an aspect of approaching and having access to divinity.  The carnal and finite tools they regularly depend upon can not provide them with complete, correct sacred knowledge.  The needed change is so all-encompassing and extensive, we simply say, You must be born again.  Ones awareness must be altered to continually acknowledge that GOD is a spirit, who must be known through such features of the divine makeup as faith, holiness, longsuffering, wisdom, and wrath against sin, rather than through such limited human tools as emotion, logic, intellect, philosophy, and science.  Please consider the following points:

(1.)  The holy writings are more than simply a mix of informal accounts and official records regarding secular events and human history.  The Scriptures should be received as a peculiar manifestation (we say, appearance, form, incarnation) of divinity.  Readers who have been properly prepared through such sacred operations as baptism, contemplation, fasting, and prayer receive a peculiar consciousness that may only come forth from GOD.

(2.)  Deity operates upon a cosmic scale.  The holy writings provide a divine point of view, so to speak, where the active presence of GOD is demonstrated through thousands of events using thousands of lives over the course of thousands of years.  Given these things are intended to edify, permit connection, and strengthen the living, many details and features that appear are only for the benefit of those who make full commitment to GOD, and are not for casual readers.

(3.)  Despite being those who receive spirit content from the makeup of divinity (we say, the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, the Holy Ghost, the Spirit of Truth, the Spirit of Prophecy), born-again believers must gradually develop and mature meeting the same life challenges as others upon the earth. 

(4.)  With sacred consciousness there is also new meaning, new understanding and new value for multiple actions, ideas, and expressions of language.  Believers gradually put aside the frameworks of time, space, material dimension (we say, measurement), and sense experience (e.g., hearing, seeing, tasting, touching).  The presence of GOD becomes known through such attributes as holy boldness, hope, humility, love, obedience, and unselfishness.

There is far more that should be said, correctly understood, and spiritually taken into account.  (For example (5.)  Sabbath, power, and rest are aspects of eternal perfection that pertain to immortality, immutability, and permanence.  Many are unknowingly anchored in an awareness that is ego-centered (we also say, self-centered), exalting mankind as the most important and necessary aspect of existence.  Such persons naturally impose upon GOD their expectations and limits including exhaustion, fatigue of ones muscles, hunger, lapses of attention and mind, weakness, and need for sleep to recover, recuperate or regain lost divine substance.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC