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Against The Spirit

 

Today, New Year’s Eve and the final day of 2018, reply is on how the present character and process of Creation is contrary to the makeup, nature, and substance of divinity. Conflict, contention, division and opposition are more the product of lust and striving within the flesh that continue the conditions of chaos, confusion, and flux that were in place before the founding of heaven and earth. Thus, it is written: James 3: 13-18, King James Version (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. A fighter in the “Yahoo! Answers” Religion and Spirituality public forum using the ID “Gardyloo” (Level 2 with 445 points, a member since June 23, 2018) posted the following:

 

Christians say they have different understanding because of our egos interfering with the spirit. Why is the spirit weaker than our egoes?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW: If they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, with their trespass which they trespassed against me, and that also they have walked contrary unto me; And that I also have walked contrary unto them, and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity: Then will I remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land. The land also shall be left of them, and shall enjoy her sabbaths, while she lieth desolate without them: and they shall accept of the punishment of their iniquity: because, even because they despised my judgments, and because their soul abhorred my statutes. And yet for all that, when they be in the land of their enemies, I will not cast them away, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly, and to break my covenant with them: for I am the LORD their God. But I will for their sakes remember the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the heathen, that I might be their God: I am the LORD. (Leviticus 26: 40-45, King James Version, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER: Offering Yourself To Christ? (12/27/2018); Appetite and Human Sexuality? (10/19/2018); Holy Boldness and Humility (10/04/2018); And There Was War? (06/12/2018); Self-Will And Christian Integrity (06/11/2018); Whoso Keepeth His Word (03/09/2018); What Is A Spirit? (03/06/2018)

 

Gardyloo”, here are some thoughts that may not be familiar to you. In Christian belief, the operations of sin within mankind have rendered the Creation of GOD dependent upon elements for existence that are not responsive to divine will. The character, nature, process and substance of created beings and living creatures now are directed to aspects of consciousness and self-will (we also say, the exercise of willpower) in agreement with laws, opportunity, possibilities and principles that are primarily carnal, material, social, and temporal. By operating in accordance with mechanical and natural law, the living surrender apprehension, dominion, and ownership of things that are inseparable aspects of divine fullness (we also say, divinity; the Godhead; the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit). Included are faith, holiness, longsuffering, lovingkindness, oneness without sameness, sacred personhood, righteousness, wisdom, and wrath against sin.

In the same way intellect, logic and science, critical thinking, or academic and secular knowledge do not eliminate appetite (e.g., hunger, thirst, sexual cravings), sensation (e.g., hearing, seeing, tasting, touching), or the features of emotion/mind (e.g., anger, desire, fear, imagination, recall), our finite human tools and traits such as pride, self-awareness, and self-importance do not provide the mastery and sacred knowledge important to realizing a healthy and satisfying ongoing relationship with GOD. Authentic and genuine humanity is required that displays such features as accountability, balance, commitment, completeness, consistency, godliness, integrity, maturity, sobriety, and stability. Consider again the following that uses language from the Bible:

1. John 3: 1-6, King James Version (KJV): 1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: 2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? 5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

2. John 1: 11-13, KJV: 11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

3. 2nd Timothy 1: 7, KJV: 7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

There is far more that should be said, correctly examined, and spiritually apprehended. (For example, 4. 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.

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THE BLACK PHOENIX

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Today, points are shared on self-awareness, self-justification, and obtaining right knowledge of divinity.  The issue that ones personal integrity and legitimacy are challenged by divine law and sacred process first came into view within heaven, and was voiced among the holy angels.  We see it repeated upon the earth to this day.  For many, separation from Deity by the endowment of independent self-will has resulted in defiance, presumption, and rebellion.  Change and new demands for order and structure to allow communion with GOD are now in place, and appear through fixed and unchanging divine operations such as confession, correction, judgment, obedience, and punishment.  The fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Avi” (Level 2 with 540 points, a member since October 12, 2013) posted the following:

 

How can I be sent to suffer in Hell if in my mind, I am correct?

Just woken up and needed an answer to this so excuse any flawed logic behind this.

Question for anyone who believes in a heaven/hell after death.

As we grow up, we apply certain values to things we come across, i.e some religious believers may value their holy scriptures and some atheists/agnostics may value empirical evidence. These “values” would be really, really difficult to manipulate as a person gets older or as a person begins to rely on them.

For this reason, why is it, that I can/would be sent to suffer (agnostic-atheist) for not believing/practicing a God/His religion when in my mind, I believe I’ve every right to be correct?

I feel like it’d be explained somewhere in the Bible or the Qu’ran, or perhaps somewhere else, but I’ve been really wondering how it can be justified.

o and good afternoon

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  And they rose up before Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly, famous in the congregation, men of renown:  And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, Ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is among them:  wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the congregation of the LORD?  And when Moses heard it, he fell upon his face:  And he spake unto Korah and unto all his company, saying, Even to morrow the LORD will shew who are his, and who is holy; and will cause him to come near unto him:  even him whom he hath chosen will he cause to come near unto him.  This do; Take you censers, Korah, and all his company;  And put fire therein, and put incense in them before the LORD to morrow:  and it shall be that the man whom the LORD doth choose, he shall be holy:  ye take too much upon you, ye sons of Levi.  And Moses said unto Korah, Hear, I pray you, ye sons of Levi:  Seemeth it but a small thing unto you, that the God of Israel hath separated you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to himself to do the service of the tabernacle of the LORD, and to stand before the congregation to minister unto them?  And he hath brought thee near to him, and all thy brethren the sons of Levi with thee:  and seek ye the priesthood also?  (Numbers 16:  2-10, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  The Sin of Pride? (08/13/2014); Judged For Acts and Thoughts? (08/14/2014); Humility Needed for Salvation? (08/15/2014); Those Who Have Never Heard? (06/07/2013); If You Are Sent…? (06/08/2013); Why Would GOD Worry About Us? (04/16/2013); How To Accept Bible Truth? (04/17/2013); How To Love GOD? (03/24/2013); A Second Adam? (03/25/2013)

 

“Avi”, those who truly come to Christ (and are not “deceiving themselves” and lying to others) are attracted and drawn by love and operations of a divine spirit, not driven and pushed by intellect, logic, or a mind filled with anxiety.  Here are a few points to consider that have been helpful to many Christian believers, who understand it is ones spirit that must be correct:

(1.)  In the same way a person’s parents do not have to justify the fact they existed before their children, and do not need their child’s permission to exercise authority within their shared home, created beings and living creatures exist within various spheres of life (e.g., earth, heaven, the sea, the universe) and are subject to boundaries, forms and process that identify the active presence of divinity.

(2.)  GOD is a spirit who has made divinity known and visible through specific exchanges, interactions, and sacred operations.  Included are atonement, baptism, birth, covenant, Creation, death, divine law, forgiveness, judgment, love, rebirth, resurrection, sacrifice, salvation, sanctification, and suffering.

(3.)  Conditions for the eternal existence of fullness for Deity (we say, the GODhead) generates non-negotiable conditions for life experience upon the earth.  In addition to survival by acknowledging material, physical and social challenges, the living must become perfected (we say, grow, learn, mature) engaging divinity through such features as accountability, balance, commitment, expectation (we say, hope), obedience, respect, and stability.

(4.)  Sin opposes the continued existence of divine law, the Law Giver, and all divine order established and upheld through law.  Awareness and self-will in created beings and living creatures may become dominated by sin.  Sin fosters chaos, the dissolution of Creation, and non-existence as do arrogance, lack of sacred knowledge (we say, ignorance), irreverence, exaggerated pride, self-justification, self-promotion, and wickedness.

(5.)  Were we to exist alone, the only standard for what is correct could well be our own thinking.  However, life experience shows that our inner thoughts are often in conflict with the desires, goals, intent, and purposes others seek to express.  The gang of three (me, myself and I) with its finite and limited resources is error prone.  The removal of discord and resolution of disputes require various processes for communication, development of consensus, and maintenance of continuous agreement.

There is far more to be said, correctly applied, and spiritually understood.  (For example, (6.)  No one begins life with a complete and full knowledge of divinity.  Those who know GOD through intimate, organic, and personal life experiences can not hold that GOD is an abstraction, a logical construct, or an object for scientific study.  Beginning with ones inborn spirit content that exists as aspects of truth, so to speak, each person must come to know GOD for himself by accepting what divinity freely gives, and voluntarily reveals.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC