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Workplace policies, procedures and relationships are in view, today.  A “Yahoo! Answers” fighter using the ID “?” (Level 2 with 454 points, a member since November 02, 2013) posted the following:


Should religious bosses be allowed to force their religion onto their staff? 

You hear about some teachers who lost their jobs because they are gay and against their boss’ “Christian Values” or a business that tries to mess with the employee’s health plan based on the management’s religion.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.  And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.  And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace,  And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way.  Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise.  And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?  They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.  So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first.  And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.  But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny.  And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house,  Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.  But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong:  didst not thou agree with me for a penny?  Take that thine is, and go thy way:  I will give unto this last, even as unto thee.  Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?  So the last shall be first, and the first last:  for many be called, but few chosen.  (Matthew 20:  1-16, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Denying Oneself (05/17/2014); From Such Turn Away (05/18/2014); All Lying Forbidden? (03/04/2014); Wrong Not to Forgive? (03/05/2014); Unprofitable Servants? (01/19/2014); On Being Good Stewards (12/17/2013); Traditional Marriage? (12/18/2013)

 

“?”, here are a few points to consider in agreement with Christian belief:

(1.)  The corporate model for relationships between employers and their employees is that of the formal contract stating up front all the terms and conditions of the agreement for their association.  The contract is a document having status as binding and legitimate within all legal proceedings, and that states the continuing accountability, commitment, and obligation of the parties in agreement.  Therefore, the contract that speaks to initiation, maintenance, and severance for the relationship, also may include goals of the firm, the job description, specific tasks and objectives, and a summary of workplace business practices, policies, and procedures.  Additionally, any rights an employee is asked to waive will be identified.

(2.)  A personal model for employer/employee relationships may emphasize unspoken expectations, assumed products of interaction, shared goals, trust, and understanding as well as benefit to the integrity of ones name, ones reputation, and ones word.  For the Christian, honesty, job satisfaction, fulfillment, love, progress, and respect are the primary bases for association, rather than coercion, financial gain, force, self-promotion, or violence.

(3.)  During the interview process, employees are to examine and evaluate the firm that is offering to hire them in the same way the firm is asking questions and making decisions about the candidates fit within their scheme of management and professional development.  During the 30 to 90 day probation and trial period, new employees are to investigate, and further understand the limits and opportunities offered by the firm.  Just as the employer may terminate with prejudice a worker who is found “unfit”, the worker is also free to deny the employer.

There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  For example, (4.)  Christian believers are to operate within any workplace displaying and expressing their competence as mature persons, as professional laborers, and as agents or spokespersons for GOD.  At no time may the employment contract, nor the social consensus be violated by efforts that disrupt and undermine cooperation to accomplish necessary tasks of their employment.  This includes using office equipment (e.g., computers, copiers, telephones) for personal amusement and non-work related activity (e.g., card games, gambling, preaching, proselytizing), and making inappropriate challenges and demands for change. Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your knowledge and faith from GOD.

No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.  (Luke 16:  13, KJV)

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

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What or who may receive worship is the focus of today’s question from “Yahoo! Answers.”  A writer using the screen name “royy c” posted the following:

What is worship? Could it be more than acknowledging a supernatural power?

Many still think it has to be to a deity.

Do you think people can worship things, places or people around them? Or is that, to you, a re-definition of the word , “worship”? Or has this always been what worship means?

THE BATTLE AXE:  Meek Abram (10/17/2010)—Despite the promise of GOD that he would receive a permanent homeland, Abram lived and died as a nomad.  Before his death, Abram ministered to others everywhere he traveled.  In addition to digging and leaving an inheritance of life-giving wells of water, Abram built altars that served as monuments to the one, true GOD.  Abram commanded a community of over 300 servants in covenant with GOD, who worshiped in obedience, and were a role-model to the surrounding nations.

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  For who maketh thee to differ from another?  and what hast thou that thou didst not receive?  now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?   (1st Corinthians 4:  7)

*THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Meek Abram

You are correct in thinking that human beings direct themselves in worship to a broad range of forces and objects.  In addition to drawings (on cave walls), totems, and other man-made pieces used to represent the whole of unseen influences (called “false gods” and “idols” in Scripture), men have mistakenly worshipped such elements as the wind, the rain, the sun, moon and stars, birth, death, fertility, other living creatures, science, and wisdom.

For mature believers, the worship of GOD and Christ appears to emerge from interaction of (1) awareness of divine substance [e.g., faith, grace, holiness, humility, life, love, wrath against sin], and (2) self-awareness [i.e., a correct consciousness of ones capabilities, limitations, spirit nature, strengths, and weaknesses].  Because the fullness of collective and individual being come into expression, worship is at once emotional, intellectual, psychological, and spiritual.

One who worships experiences continuing and repeated discernment, and recognition of the same spirit content existing in others, and within the Greater Divine, that resides within oneself.  Without customs, rituals and traditions developed over long periods, worship is the simple acknowledgment of the Holy through acts of being.  Interactive and social behavior to express worship may not include celebration, church attendance, a music ministry featuring a one-hundred men’s or woman’s choir, “pomp and circumstance.”  Instead, worship may center in childbearing, fasting and other forms of self-denial, forbearance in judgment, giving, humility, obedience, prayer, respect, sharing, trust, and truth-speaking.

There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, discernment and recognition vital to Christian worship occurs only by the active presence of the imparted, indwelling Spirit from GOD.  A man or woman must be re-born, as it were, possessing divine DNA.)  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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Blessing, judgment, parables and proper stewardship are topics, today, along with more on the Second Coming.  A writer at “Yahoo! Answers New Zealand” using the ID “Luv” (Level 2 with 502 points, a member since 24 November 2013) posted the following originally asked at Yahoo Answers United States:

 

Why do people say that God will only bless you with a lot if you can handle a little?

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  About the Second Coming? (01/18/2014)—(5) After the completion of judgment, with the cleansing and purging of the earth through holy fire, Jesus and all those who have answered salvation throughout the ages, will return to live on the earth.  The saved will have been thoroughly prepared to continue in the earth as the permanent home for mankind.  They will all be immortal and incorruptible, and will have already lived together in the celestial presence (we say, heaven) for at least a millennium (1,000 years).  Smart phones, TV, and present-day technology and tools may not exist, for the needs those devices are intended to meet, and the problems they solve, may never arise again.  The blessings of health by balancing meaningful activity, work, rest, and proper diet will continue as the standard for physical distinction.  Because many may still wish to develop and express themselves creatively, eventually, there may be various conveniences and machines to allow the work of cultivating and harvesting crops, preparing meals, and to make life enjoyable and fruitful.  See Isaiah 65:  17-25, Revelation 22:  1-5 and Revelation 21:  1-27, King James Version.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways.  Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes.  Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways.  (Haggai 1:  5-7, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  On Being Good Stewards (12/17/2013); Traditional Marriage? (12/18/2013); God Bless America? (09/12/2013); Law, Slavery and Redemption (09/13/2013)

 

“Luv”, the various principles and rules for commitment, duty, service, sharing, stewardship, and trust among Christian believers are written throughout the Bible.  These same rules apply to divine judgment (e.g., Luke 12:  48 and Luke 16:  10, KJV).  Every believer is expected to serve and share in building up and maintaining their sacred congregation, and the worldwide community of believers.  A person first must be born again in baptism (receive divine DNA, so to speak); their specific needs for information, sacred knowledge and skill must be determined and addressed; and they must be prepared through life experiences for the tasks they will perform as instruments of divine ministry.

While created beings and living creatures all contain endowments of divine substance, they vary in their levels of balance, maturity (i.e., perfection), readiness, receptivity, and stability.  Through the operations of sin upon their awareness and self-will, many have been rendered useless to GOD because of such features as defiance, disobedience, ignorance, ingratitude, malice, rebellion, stubbornness, and untrustworthiness.

To caution and encourage those who would commit themselves as his disciples, Jesus shared a parable (object lesson) where a nobleman, going out of town to receive appointment over a new kingdom, entrusts different amounts of money to three of his servants.  Upon his return he requires that they account for the money.  Two have invested and doubled the amount they received, while the third returns what he was given explaining his fear of losing the money was due to cruelty and greediness of the master.  The nobleman replied, unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him (see Luke 19:  12-27, KJV). 

There is far more to be said, properly shared, and spiritually understood.  (For example, in a second parable, Jesus describes the kingdom of heaven using the figure of a man traveling into a far country who entrusts his three servants with different amounts measured as “talents”.  Again, two prosper, and the third declares only fear, doubt, and disrespect to his master, who replies, “For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance:  but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.” (see Matthew 25:  14-30, KJV))  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

But Jesus, said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.  (Mark 6:  4, KJV)

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

Today, a few points are shared about the second coming along with more on the judges who condemned Jesus.  A “Yahoo! Answers India” writer using the ID “Royal Gabriel” (Level 1 with 51 points, a member since 12 July 2013) posted the following first asked at Yahoo Answers United States:

 

Question about the second coming of Jesus?

If Jesus returns, wouldn’t a lot of people deny him again like they did in Jerusalem? And if he does return how will he be able to adjust with our lifestyle with regards to technology? All of us use cars, cellphones, and computers, which for someone who lived over 2000 years ago, would be extremely difficult to comprehend, let alone make use of.

OR is he being taught all of this stuff in heaven by God?

The second coming just seems so hard to believe…

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  The Judges Who Condemned Jesus? (01/17/2014)—Caiaphas and Pilate, the entire line of kings who ruled in Israel, and all believers today may be understood as servants and stewards entrusted with GOD’s treasures in the earth.  Provisions to atone for violations of divine law (we say, sinful acts or simply sins) are recorded in the Bible that extend to offenses committed in ignorance by priests, rulers, and the people (see Leviticus 4:  1-35 and Luke 12:  42-48, KJV).  As a result, many mistakenly agree that Caiaphas and Pilate are “saved” by the law.  However, these statutes are conditional, and extend only to those who have already accepted a place in covenant with GOD, and who turn again to GOD in repentance.  Without repentance that appears by operations of the imparted, indwelling Spirit of Christ, no person apprehends the atonement and forgiveness that, in fact, are available.  Those used by GOD in demonstrations of divine wrath against sin are not condemned out of hand for defiance, disobedience and rebellion.  It is their failure to return to GOD that is most damaging.  Like the earth that swallowed Dathan and Abiram, the great fish that swallowed Jonah, and the Angel David saw standing over Jerusalem with drawn sword, the instruments that perform divine will in judgment are in the position of agencies and tools of GOD, and are not regarded as the children of darkness and of disobedience.  See Ephesians 2:  1-9, Ephesians 5:  5-7 and Colossians 3:  4-13, King James Version.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.  For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.  Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:  And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven:  and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.  And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.  (Matthew 24:  27-31, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Like a Thief? (12/01/2013);  Only While We Live? (12/02/2013); Reveal Himself To All? (12/03/2013); Is Science the Right Tool? (12/04/2013); The Return in Glory? (07/04/2013); Desire for Love? (07/05/2013); Repentance Must Come Before Resurrection (04/27/2013); Destroyed in Noah’s Flood? (04/28/2013); When Jesus Comes Back? (04/19/2013); What’s The Way Out? (04/20/2013); Suddenly Absent, Suddenly Present? (03/31/2013); A Family Affair? (04/01/2013)

 

“Royal Gabriel”, most Christian believers depend upon the Bible for their knowledge of the second coming.  A spirit from GOD is bestowed upon believers that makes it possible for them to receive and understand sacred knowledge.  Careful study of the many descriptions, proclamations, promises and prophecies then results in clear understanding, certain hope, and correction of errors.  Even so, here are a few points that can be shared with all:

(1)  The purpose of Christ returning from heaven is to harvest, and completely take away from the earth all who have ever been his believers and followers through the many divine ministries to mankind.  Those who have been long dead will be restored to life, and along with the living all will be permanently changed before they are carried into the celestial presence of GOD (we say, heaven).

(2)  Christ now is consecrated, sanctified, and serving as the High Priest of the Temple in heaven.  The Savior will not set foot upon the earth at his appearing, because the soil is defiled from innocent blood that has been shed because of sin.  Worldwide, all will be alerted to his coming by a trumpet blast, and the shout of an archangel.  Only those already certified through judgment, and who are already his will be lifted up to meet him in the air.

(3)  Once joined with Christ, those raised in what is called the “first resurrection” will begin their work as priests and kings completing final judgment with Jesus, assigning ownership to property in the earth made new, and preparing to reign and rule throughout eternity.

There is far more to be said, properly shared, and spiritually understood.  (For example, (4) divine judgment is not based upon ones material belongings, their ownership of property, their wealth or social status.  There is no angel or devil that accuses us; all are judged from the books of life.  The sacred records of attitudes, behavior, conduct and events make visible the spirit content of created beings and living creatures.  Born again, believers in Jesus Christ receive a fresh endowment of divinity, such necessary spirit content as faith, gratitude, holiness, truthfulness, wisdom, and wrath against sin.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

Therefore be ye also ready:  for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.  (Matthew 24:  44, KJV)

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

A holy name and title given Jesus is in view, today, “the Alpha and Omega.”  Also, there is more on Jesus as “the Word.”  A “Yahoo! Answers” writer using the ID “Birdy” (Level with 137,344 points, a member since February 13, 2007) posted the following originally asked on Yahoo Answers Canada:

 

Is Jesus speaking in Revelation Chapter 1:8?

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

red letter bibles indicate that it is Him. Is this correct? please explain

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  Jesus Is GOD’s Word (12/28/2013)—(5.)  Within the full aspect of all divinity (we say, GODhead) the Word also is described as displaying such features as awareness, being, person, power, presence, purpose, and will.  Jesus, as the Word incarnate (i.e., in human flesh), is an embodiment all sacred truth, of sovereign majesty, of eternal being, and of divine authority.  See Colossians 2:  8-10, John 14:  6-10 and 1st John 1:  1-3, KJV.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  And I John saw these things, and heard them.  And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me these things.  Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not:  for I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book:  worship God.  And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book:  for the time is at hand.  He that is unjust, let him be unjust still:  and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still:  and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still:  and he that is holy, let him be holy still.  And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.  I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.  Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.  For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.  I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.  And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come.  And let him that is athirst come.  And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.  (Revelation 22:  8-17, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Divine Love Revealed? (10/02/2013); Law A Schoolmaster (10/03/2013); Why GOD Does Not Tell All (09/11/2013); GOD Bless America? (09/12/2013); A GOD of Love? (05/07/2013); Commanding the Storm? (05/08/2013); A GOD of War? (03/12/2013); “Authorized Personnel Only” (03/13/2013); Son of Man (11/28/2012); Given the Cloud of Witnesses (11/29/2012); How Was GOD Known Before Jesus? (10/06/2012); Jesus, King of Earth? (10/07/2012)

 

“Birdy”, here are a few points helpful to most Christian believers as they continue study of “the Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him. to shew unto his servants”:

(1.)  Like Christ, Faithful and True, the Holy One, The Just, and Messiah, “the Alpha and Omega” is one of many holy names, and sacred titles bestowed upon Jesus.  While GOD is to be known and understood as a spirit having no material form or substance, he makes himself visible, and reveals himself to created beings and living creatures by divine actions and sacred events.  Included are atonement, birth, creation, death, incarnation (i.e., appearing in flesh), judgment, redemption, resurrection, salvation, and sanctification.  Through this particular name, the fullness of divinity (we say, Godhead) is described as complete (some say, sound or whole), directed (i.e., answering to, and with purpose), eternal and “finished” (we might say, immutable, unchanging).  The reputation of GOD by Jesus is one of affirmation for divine law, execution of proclamation, fulfillment for every promise, and righteousness in all judgment.

(2.)  “The testimony of Jesus” is the experience of divine presence, instruction, and encouragement to act that is to be proclaimed and shared by all his disciples and followers.  Saying this another way, the true church of Jesus is identified through the Spirit of Prophecy (we also say, the Comforter, the Holy Ghost, the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth).  To prophesy is to comfort, edify (we say, build up the church) and to exhort (urge to take immediate action).  See 1st Corinthians 14:  3 and Revelation 19:  10, KJV.

There is far more to be said, properly shared, and spiritually understood.  (For example, (3.)  After faith—a spirit substance that is an inseparable aspect of divine person along with such other content as forgiveness, gratitude, holiness, joy, longsuffering, love, truth, wisdom, and wrath against sin—the most necessary weapons for Christian warfare are the blood of the lamb, and our words of testimony.  See Revelation 12:  11, KJV.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Grow in grace.

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:  (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)  Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;  (2nd Corinthians 10:  3-5, KJV)

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

Identifying frauds who promote themselves as preachers, judging others, and the believer’s work in judgment are topics, today, along with more on what happens when people covet.  A writer at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Christine” (Level 1 with 13 points, a member since July 04, 2012) posted the following:

Is calling a preacher fake blasphemy against the holy spirit?

Me and my friend are arguing over it….

THE BATTLE AXE:  When People Covet (12/22/2013)—(5.)  While the excuse is often offered that violating the law (we say, transgression, sin) was justified and necessary for survival, every crime of fraud and theft begins with covetousness.  This is also true for deceptions and practices by angelic beings against mankind to deprive humanity of sacred dominion and divine inheritance.  Thus, Christ has declared:  I am the door:  by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.  The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy:  I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.  I am the good shepherd:  the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep (John 10:  9-11, KJV).  (6.)  Covetousness pertains to the exalting of money and property as a false god, and relates to the worship of idols.  The person who covets becomes enmeshed within the flesh and the world as belief systems.  More than this, covetousness fosters disruptive competition and emulation among men as well as presumption, rebellion, and usurpation against GOD (see Galatians 5:  19-21 and 25-26, 1st Corinthians 4:  6-7, 2nd Corinthians 10:  12, Isaiah 42:  8 and Isaiah 48:  11, KJV).  Just as Christian believers come to understand they cannot exercise authority and expect or demand any good thing from the wicked, neither can believers covet, and expect or demand any thing from other believers.  All believers should seek to arrive at a point where they joyfully can say:  “No man on earth has any goods or property more valuable to me than my salvation.  No man has any object or thing I would kill him to get, or even lie to make it mine.  That specially means his wife, his car, his house, his dog, his family.”  (See Romans 13:  7-9 and 1st Timothy 6:  7-9, KJV.)  Once we are correctly aware of our value to GOD, we may say as the Apostle Paul:  Not that I speak in respect of want:  for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.  I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.  I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me (Philippians 4:  11-13, KJV).

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? and against whom hast thou exalted thy voice, and lifted up thine eyes on high? even against the Holy One of Israel.  (2nd Kings 19:  22, KJV)

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  A Kindness to Mary? (04/21/2013); When GOD Controls? (04/22/2013); Separated and Sealed? (03/29/2013); Acknowledging Divinity? (03/30/2013); Confusion 2013 (01/13/2013); Why A “Spokesperson”? (01/14/2013); When Does Gossip Become Sin? (01/08/2013); Understanding Hell (01/09/2013); Beer In My Milk? (09/07/2012); Begotten not Made (09/08/2012)

“Christine”, for Christian believers there are a number of divine warnings recorded in the holy writings that should be remembered and applied when speaking against those who are set apart as “full-time” servants to GOD.  Included are some of the following points:

(1.)  Who art thou that judgest another’s servant? (Romans 14:  4, KJV)  Authority to judge those in the clergy may exist through the hierarchy that governs an assembly or community of faith by virtue of voluntary oaths and pledges.  However, the church is not a “democracy” where every man has a voice by vote.  Strict lines of accountability and oversight are likely to be in place that are not immediately visible to, and do not directly include members of the congregation.

(2.)  The work of GOD is to believe whom he has sent (John 6:  29, KJV).  The acceptance of the message is the first priority, rather than acceptance of the messenger.  The message is to be carefully examined using divine discernment (i.e., comparing spiritual things to other spiritual things to determine their authenticity; their fit with acknowledged truth; their prophetic nature as comfort, edification or exhortation; their likely eternal effects; their sacred intent; their source; and their spirit content).

(3.)  Judge nothing before the time (1st Corinthians 4:  5, KJV).  Before the time that we ourselves are perfected, before the time we are thoroughly instructed, prepared and appointed to judge, believers must exercise caution.  There are many subtleties (barely visible points of difference; hidden, unseen elements) that must be taken into account to correctly manifest the divine love that is judgment.  Where Creation and Salvation display the sovereign majesty and power of Almighty GOD, Judgment must display eternal righteousness.

(4.)  Whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost (Matthew 12:  32, KJV).  When one does not correctly discern and recognize the Holy Spirit, and the divine gifts that are present through the ministry of Jesus Christ, that person is at risk of losing intended blessings and indispensable sacred provisions.  To condemn or oppose a leader in the church, a prophet, or spiritual teacher is also to condemn the Spirit that operates through and within him.  Spiritual blindness, darkness, denial, and lack of discernment are aligned with blasphemy of the Holy Spirit who is the specific person within the GODhead that carries out and establishes new birth, repentance, and sanctification.

There is far more to be said, properly shared, and spiritually understood.  (For example, (5.)  We shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ (Romans 14:  10, KJV).  Many who take up judgment do so as presumption (i.e., taking authority unto oneself without permission; stealing).  It is a peculiar form of defiance, rebellion and usurpation (i.e., overthrowing existing government).  In the coming judgment there will be no one who operates as an accuser or attacker.  Each one who appears must answer the record of their own living deeds documented within the divine books of life.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.

And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him?  (Proverbs 19:  21-22, KJV)

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

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Divine love, and eternal punishment are topics, today.  Also, there is more on why Jesus was sent.  A writer at “Yahoo! 7 Answers” (Australia) using the ID “Danx” (Level 2 with 418 points, a member since 30 November 2013) posted the following originally asked at Yahoo Answers United States:

 

Can someone be happy in heaven knowing that god burns many of they’r loved ones in hell for all eternity ?

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  So We Could Have Life? (12/09/2013)—Jesus was sent to further convey divine love, and make GOD visible for created beings and living creatures through events upon the earth that would be in agreement with events occurring within heaven.  Divine love has power to transform awareness, block the operations of sin, and revitalize connection and relationship.  Through the truth of love from the divine Father, poured out upon and from the divine Son, the quality of an otherwise narrow and self-centered life is made fertile, new, and vibrant.  Believers are made able to think about one another and themselves in ways to keep and nourish life.  Consider again:   But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,  To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.  And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.  Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ (Galatians 4:  5-7, KJV).  See also John 3:  16-18, John 5:  22-24 and  1st John 4:  9-11, King James Version.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.  As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you:  continue ye in my love.  If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.  These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.  This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.  Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.  (John 15:  8-13, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  If You Are Sent…? (06/08/2013); Scriptures and Sayings? (06/09/2013); A GOD of Love? (05/07/2013); Commanding the Storm? (05/08/2013); Wanting To Have Our Way (03/09/2013); The Focus of Judgment? (12/09/2012); His Burden is Light? (12/10/2012); Unwelcome Gifts? (09/17/2012); Does Believing Make It Happen? (09/18/2012)

 

“Danx”, may I share a few points important to those who think as Christian believers, and are challenged to be happy on earth knowing that GOD must make a complete and utter end to those who despise divinity and sacred law, and who reject their possibilities for right relationship with the Holy:

(1.)  Divine love that proceeds from a spirit person must be demonstrated and made known through carnal, material and social realities in order for created beings and living creatures to have comprehension without confusion.

(2.)  Divine love must be demonstrated and clearly displayed as a continuing aspect of existence, not an interruption or overlay of ongoing process.

(3.)  What mankind will label a “miracle”, in fact, is a sacred event that emerges from divine utterance (e.g., proclamation, promise, prophecy), and may appear to be instantaneous, however, is produced as a series of occurrences that also may be recorded as human history.

(4.)  Through the ministry of Jesus Christ, believers enter into a process of transformation (we say, are “born again” from divine DNA), and they receive fresh endowments of sacred substance from the makeup of GOD.  Included are eternal joy and love that can not be separated from faith, gratitude, holiness, righteousness, truth, wisdom, wrath against sin, and the many other aspects of divinity.

There is far more to be said, reasonably shared, and spiritually understood.  (For example, (5.)  Divine love does not center in sexual appetite, emotion, or pride—aspects of human experience that come and go.  At this very moment in time, permanent changes gradually are being made within humanity through divine operations upon the inward nature.  Mankind is to exist as immortal with GOD, and will be made to continue as incorruptible and fully capable of receiving and returning divine love.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.  May you continue to discover and share the love of GOD in your life, also.  Jesus will return.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

 

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