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Today, reply is on delaying and postponing a saving relationship with Jesus Christ while pursuing the aims and goals of business. Many will seek to justify wrong-doing as correct and necessary when doing business. Thus, Christian believers are admonished and warned about becoming enslaved to fashion, riches, material things, and the operations of the world (e.g., carnal reason, competition, self-promotion, vanity). Through doctrine, prophecy, and teachings that have been examined and tested using thousands of events, within thousands of lives, over the course of thousand of years, divinity has exposed the danger of immersing oneself in business, commerce, politics and trade, or accumulating and administering wealth. Taken to the extreme, the busyness of business always is an enemy of ones Spirit from GOD. Because commitment to Christ is spoken of as joining oneself to GOD, as love and as marriage, becoming overly impressed by the world is described as adultery, fornication, transgression of divine law, and whore-mongering. The Book of Revelation urges mankind to come out of Babylon the Great, and to turn away from the Great Whore. Also it is written: Romans 8: 5-9, King James Version (KJV): Romans 8: 5-9, King James Version (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. One of the fighters at “Yahoo! Answers” who uses the ID “Anonymous” (no profile data appears) posted the following:

 

Should Jesus be put on the back burner when you have to violate his teachings in the name of business?

Business is business (except abortion clinics, apparently). “Forget Jesus. He already died for my sins, so I’m done with him anyways. It’s Paul’s teachings that I’ve got to follow now. One in particular: ‘Make as much money as humanly possible or die.’”

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW: And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me. And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you? And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. (Luke 12: 13-15, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER: How To Serve GOD (09/04/2019); Parable of a Fool (08/04/2019); The Use of Money? (01/07/2019); Not A Financial Transaction (01/28/2018); Transgression of Sacred Law? (10/25/2018); Porn, Prostitutes and Salvation? (06/08/2017); The Mammon of Unrighteousness? (04/03/2017); Divine Delay and Prayer? (03/22/2017); About The Great Whore? (06/24/2016)

 

Anonymous”, among Christians, exaggerated desire and lust for money (we also say, Mammon) is false worship that acknowledges a man-made thing in place of the living GOD. Christian believers are to continually display balance, consciousness of divinity, sacred knowledge, and self-will (willpower) that are imparted from the substance of GOD. Through divine seed (many say, sacred DNA), men and women on the earth are to become recognizable as the sons and daughters of GOD, joint-heirs with Jesus Christ, and the new creation. Included in the fresh endowment of life essence (breath; spirit; word) believers receive from GOD are inseparable aspects of divine fullness such as faith, forbearance, holiness, oneness without sameness, personhood, righteousness, wisdom, and wrath against sin. Those who become “born again” are granted an ongoing relationship with divinity as “developing believers” who must “grow up again” while on the earth through accepting accountability, commitment, discovery, enduring growing pains, gradual growth, fellowship within a community of faith, sacred practices, unselfish service, and suffering. All are to become mature/ripe for harvest by the Savior at his Advent (we also say, his appearing, the Rapture, the Second Coming). Becoming a child of GOD is a matter of love being emanated and poured forth from divinity, rather than transactions trafficking in flesh. Believers often speak in terms of adoption, canceling debts, free gifts and grace, as well as being a divine purchase. Consider again the following that uses language from the Bible, and a selection from the music ministry of John Michael Talbot:

1.) 1st Timothy 6: 7-11, King James Version (KJV): 7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. 9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. 10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. 11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

2.) 1st Peter 5: 2-4, KJV: 2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; 3 Neither as being lords over Gods heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. 4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

3.) Acts 20: 28, KJV: 28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

There is far more that should be said, correctly examined, and spiritually apprehended. (For example, 4.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aHneNl38fM.) Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful. Be it unto you according to your faith.

 

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Today, some thoughts are shared on prostitution and the Great Whore who appears as a symbol and type within the Bible.  Sin may dominate awareness and self-will in created beings and living creatures.  The revelation of divine righteousness and wrath against sin is demonstrated in judgment by GOD, who demands exclusive devotion, and whose name, therefore, is Jealous.  Devotion to carnal pleasure, false gods, and man-made idols are to be understood as corruptions and perversions of human creativity and “the World” that should emerge from the endowment of divine love and indwelling spirit imparted to mankind at Creation.  Unlike Christian believers who strive to be known as faithful, persevering, steadfast and trustworthy, whores must be exposed by the provisions of GOD because they are actors and hypocrites who do not love, and they lack faith imparted from divinity, yet, may convincingly feign affection, commitment, and zeal.  A fighter at “Yahoo! Answers” using the ID “Adam” (Level 4 with 3,124 points, a member since April 25, 2011) posted the following:

 

So is the idea behind the great whore in christianity someone who accepts everyone?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  How weak is thine heart, saith the Lord GOD, seeing thou doest all these things, the work of an imperious whorish woman;  In that thou buildest thine eminent place in the head of every way, and makest thine high place in every street; and hast not been as an harlot, in that thou scornest hire;  But as a wife that committeth adultery, which taketh strangers instead of her husband!  They give gifts to all whores:  but thou givest thy gifts to all thy lovers, and hirest them, that they may come unto thee on every side for thy whoredom.  And the contrary is in thee from other women in thy whoredoms, whereas none followeth thee to commit whoredoms:  and in that thou givest a reward, and no reward is given unto thee, therefore thou art contrary.  Wherefore, O harlot, hear the word of the LORD:  Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thy filthiness was poured out, and thy nakedness discovered through thy whoredoms with thy lovers, and with all the idols of thy abominations, and by the blood of thy children, which thou didst give unto them;  Behold, therefore I will gather all thy lovers, with whom thou hast taken pleasure, and all them that thou hast loved, with all them that thou hast hated; I will even gather them round about against thee, and will discover thy nakedness unto them, that they may see all thy nakedness.  And I will judge thee, as women that break wedlock and shed blood are judged; and I will give thee blood in fury and jealousy.  And I will also give thee into their hand, and they shall throw down thine eminent place, and shall break down thy high places:  they shall strip thee also of thy clothes, and shall take thy fair jewels, and leave thee naked and bare.  They shall also bring up a company against thee, and they shall stone thee with stones, and thrust thee through with their swords.  And they shall burn thine houses with fire, and execute judgments upon thee in the sight of many women:  and I will cause thee to cease from playing the harlot, and thou also shalt give no hire any more.  So will I make my fury toward thee to rest, and my jealousy shall depart from thee, and I will be quiet, and will be no more angry.  (Ezekiel 16:  30-42, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  The World and The Cross? (04/19/2016); A $1,000 Dollar Seed? (11/02/2015);  Incest? (10/29/2015); Money Is No Object? (10/14/2015); A Kindness to Mary? (04/21/2013); When GOD Controls? (04/22/2013); Pornography from the Bible? (11/26/2012); More Than Salvation (11/27/2012)

 

“Adam”, may I share some thoughts, here?  Mature Christian believers depend upon the holy writings to explain the various figures, symbols, and types that appear, especially where they have been provided to put forth admonition, prophecy, and revelation.  The Great Whore is described directly only within the Book of Revelation, and is a representation of commerce, enterprise, and trade; and may be regarded as corruption of both “the Flesh” and “the World.”  The carnal, material and social mechanisms and processes that may dominate human life are called “the flesh.”  Included are appetite (e.g., hunger, thirst, sexual craving), sensation (e.g., hearing, seeing, tasting, touching), emotion/mental functions  (e.g., anger, fear, imagination, recall).  In the same way the earth is the creation of divinity to maintain life for mankind, “the World” has been the creation of mankind for communication, exchange, life experience, and its own  survival.  Through the operations of sin that oppose the continued existence of divine law, the Law Giver, and the Creation established on a platform of sacred law, “the World” has become corrupt, defiled, and spiritually unclean.  Thus, the Great Whore can be seen as a mix of idols and images mistakenly exalted and worshiped among men that include the City, Mammon, the lingam, the mother, the yoni, and even marriage that is the counterfeit of holy matrimony.  Throughout the holy writings, prostitution and whoredom are used to identify sin that is otherwise hidden and disguised to be favor from “god”.  Those who offer themselves to false gods and idols do so by “hiring” and “paying for intimacy” with abominations.  The concepts of blessing (we also say, gifts) and grace from GOD are despised.  Those who “lust after” the Great Whore do so seeking to selfishly profit from, and make merchandise of the things from GOD (e.g., atonement, forgiveness, instruction, redemption, salvation).  They display to their chosen idol(s) the offerings and sacrifices properly due only to the true and living GOD.  Sacred law exposes sin as destructive, empty, ugly, and vain (i.e., without divine content).  In the same way, many have erred supposing they may consult a prostitute for instruction about sexual matters, and do not understand they are submitting themselves to fornication and life patterns that generate further emotional, psychological and spiritual confusion, the disciples of Christ have been warned that many will covet the inheritance of the church, become deceived and submit to “worship” of the Great Whore.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

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Added points for consideration are posted, today, that speak to the issue of Christians, Islamic believers, and Jews sharing the Temple Mount located in divided Israel/Palestine.  While we still have the freedom to go further in our focus upon this topic, the drivers of commerce and trade, the politicians of America, and the secular thinkers of the United Nations appear totally unwilling to acknowledge the spiritual concerns and needs of those in the Middle East Region, or those in covenant and submission to GOD world-wide.  As ants and other crawling things might be barred as “unclean”, it may be necessary to agree that men are no longer fit to stand on holy ground.

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  Holy Ground (03/31/2014)—(6.)  The essential work of divine law is to establish and maintain the frameworks, and order that generates the universe and all life.  Sacred law also expresses and reveals the character and eternal purpose of the Law Giver.  There are many points of consideration within the law that pertain to acknowledgement of holy ground.  Those agreeing to take up the law also must accept the rule that any contradictions are in their own minds, and not in the divine intent, or in the record of what GOD has spoken.  (7.)  Mankind appears to be presuming that human ownership and use of holy ground (for fasting, prayer, study, worship) is as legitimate as any divine use of holy ground, or is somehow a sharing of holy ground with GOD, when, in fact, it is not.  (8.)  The agenda and priorities for those churches and faith organizations who seek part in the economy of Israel through relief programs and tourism must be re-examined.  Many are unintentionally spreading spiritual confusion, and infecting legitimate efforts to establish the will of GOD by promoting their own carnal, material and subtle (i.e., barely visible, deceptive, hidden) conflicts of interest.  (9.)  Atonement for sin can be recognized as dependent upon active operations of divinity such as grace and mercy in place of human ceremonies, material offerings, rituals, and sacrifice.  While blood was correctly recognized as the vessel that carries and distributes life essence (we say, spirit) throughout ones body, blood itself is not spirit matter, and should be regarded only as flesh.  (Blood spilled to the earth through murder and warfare defiles a plot of ground making it unclean (we say, unfit) for sacred use.  Once cursed, the soil may be restored only by the blood of the slayers.)  A holy table (we say, altar) was required as a point of contact between heaven and earth; and the altar served as a platform for transferring gifts.  Only consecrated fire could be used to destroy flesh, and the unseen, nonmaterial, non-spirit sin that was placed upon animals for sacrifice.  At the same time corruption was being obliterated, spirit content from works of righteousness (e.g., gratitude, love, obedience, praise, repentance) were being released up to GOD.  It is a further benefit of redemption that those purchased from the altar become living sacrifices, and the demands for atonement then may be satisfied through life processes such as the practice of childbearing, confession, forbearance, forgiveness, unselfish giving, penitence, prayer, and reconciliation.  (10.)  Surely, it would be foolish to insist that there is only one geographical location upon the entire earth that is holy unto GOD, and then have it overrun by the traffic of mankind.  Surely, where men insist their sins must be brought before GOD on holy ground, eliminated, and removed, the holy place could not be a place for GOD to enter into divine contemplation, rest, and hallowed refreshing.  Many of those having issues regarding access to GOD are focused upon features that are material and vain; as a result, their arguments concerning spiritual benefits are specious.  Surely, it would be more profitable to establish a shared resolve that, once we have access granted by GOD, we will display to the Almighty only what is acceptable as comfort, praise, respect, thanksgiving, and proper worship.  At the least the Mount is to know a Sabbath.  See again Hosea 6:  1-7, Matthew 9:  9-17, Romans 10:  1-3 and Romans 11:  1-36, King James Version.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  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.  God is a Spirit:  and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.  (John 4:  23-24, KJV)

 

There are many more points to be made regarding the Temple Mount of today that may be featured in future blog presentations.  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to the measure of divinity that resides within you.

Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night:  that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth:  The LORD is his name:  (Amos 5:  8, KJV)

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

Today, some points for consideration are posted that speak to the issue of Christians, Islamic believers, and Jews sharing the Temple Mount located in Jerusalem.  All who would know the peace of GOD in our times must be prepared to prevail over finite, human pride, and to correctly embrace an eternal divine perspective.  Created beings and living creatures do not bestow or impart divinity, glory and holiness upon GOD; rather, GOD endows duration, existence and person to Creation.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Thus saith the LORD of hosts; I was jealous for Zion with great jealousy, and I was jealous for her with great fury.  Thus saith the LORD; I am returned unto Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem:  and Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth; and the mountain of the LORD of hosts the holy mountain.  Thus saith the LORD of hosts; There shall yet old men and old women dwell in the streets of Jerusalem, and every man with his staff in his hand for very age.  And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in the streets thereof.  Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If it be marvellous in the eyes of the remnant of this people in these days, should it also be marvellous in mine eyes? saith the LORD of hosts.  (Zechariah 8:  2-6, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Cleansing the Temple, and the Body (03/16/2014); GOD to “Try Harder”? (03/17/2014); Money-changers in The Temple? (06/23/2013); Believers and the Cross (06/24/2013); Putting GOD First? (06/02/2013); The Need to Purify Heaven (01/17/2013); The Golden Age? (01/10/2013); Translation, Please… (01/11/2013); Mob Rule and Violence (09/27/2012); Suppose I Am Wrong? (09/28/2012)

 

By now, the things of our various religious traditions should have prepared us to correctly grasp the earliest things given to mankind as well as all that has become available through Jesus Christ for a mature understanding of divinity.  Consider again the following points:

1.  As with the place where Moses saw a bush that burned without giving off smoke, or showing any ashes, and was told to “take off his shoes,” the Temple mount must be understood as holy by the divine presence, rather than by the appearance of natural forces such as fire, lightning, water, and winds.  To avoid the posting of a divine sentinel (with a flaming sword that turns every way) as was done at the entrance to the Garden of Eden, there absolutely must be dutifulness, honor, humility, respect, and reverence.

2.  To sanctify is to cleanse and set apart as exclusively for sacred use.
Rather than from awe, fear of destruction, perplexity, or threats of doom the sanctity of the Temple Mount for mankind may be established only through enlightenment, genuine love, and the many operations by the spirit from GOD that may indwell created beings and living creatures (this would include angels) for the accomplishment of eternal purpose without conflict, corruption or violence.

3.  Confusion about GOD inhabiting natural objects and forces resulted in false worship at groves, “high places,” and shrines that was little different than astrology, divinization, idolatry, star-gazing, or worship of the moon and sun.

4.  The clear teaching that GOD may be in covenant relationship to mankind is seen with Abraham.  That a Spirit from the makeup and substance of GOD may indwell mankind is seen first with Adam, and appears later with Moses and the 70 elders elected to govern along with the Levites and Aaronic priesthood. 

There is a lot more to be said, correctly applied, thoroughly examined, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (5.)  More than a trade agreement or treaty among men is called for.  There must be accord with GOD (some say, sacred covenant) wherein the divine purpose can be revealed as directed to building, cleansing, healing, life, and love for all created beings and living creatures even more than to death, judgment, punishment, warfare, and wrath.  It is necessary to ask, What is it GOD wants from us, and what may we do today, that is to endure and shape all mankind in the years that are ahead?)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.  (Proverbs 21:  30, KJV)

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC