Yesterday we looked at the idea that darkness could actually be the word “not” (ou) in the old and new testament. We discussed that the light always has power over the darkness just as physical
Is God using death and “not” for his eternal good purposes? Rom 11:32
light makes the darkness flee when the switch is flipped. Natural is a reflection of the spiritual.
We saw some of the aspects of the “not” in 1 Cor 13 or the famous “love chapter”. Most see the love verses, but sometimes miss the “not” verses. Anytime we are told something is “not” or to “not” do something, we are being fed death via the law. I believe that we all know in our hearts what is right and wrong.
Paul called ministry of “not” (the old testament) the “ministry of death” in 2 Cor 3:7
But if the ministry of death, in letters engraved on stones, came with glory, so that the sons of Israel could not look intently at the face of Moses because of the glory of his face, fading as it was 2 Cor 3:7
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Is darkness also a form of light?
Mike Tyson isn’t normally known for his quotes, but one stuck with me. He said in a documentary about him “The darkness is the light”. There may be some real truth to this since John 1:9 specifically says there exists a “true” light. Can one then conclude there may also be other forms of light?
Could even darkness itself be a form of light?
For example, what is darkness for man is not for a cat and other animals that can see in the “dark”.
Let’s explore darkness and the powers that rule it and ask some questions while delving in scripture, shall we?
Have you ever been told that once a person “believes in Jesus” that the Holy Spirit will come and live inside that person?
Doesn’t this cause us to also believe that our own actions are causing God to do something?
Is that the way God works? Or is it the other way around?
What does scripture say? Do we cause the Holy Spirit to act or does God?
Let’s look at Acts 10:45 in the original words and see.Continue reading
Is the translated Bible a “book of magic”?
The following verse has fascinated me since I first read it.
The original words say:
Enough YET of-the-ones THE about-acts practicing together-carry THE SCROLLS they-down-burned in-view of-all and they-together-pebble the values of-them and they-found of-silver MYRIADS(10,000) FIVE Acts 19:19 Westminster-Leningrad Codex
The King James version says:Continue reading
Do you ever wonder what it would look like if we could peek under the veil of the spirit? Why is their a veil anyway?
Are we his “woman” with our “face” (mind) covered?
The words of Jesus are coming to mind.
At that time Jesus said, “I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants Matt 11:25
What in the world is Jesus talking about?
Who are the “wise and intelligent”? Are they the “crafty”?
Also, who are the “infants”? Surely, a baby can’t understand ways of God, can it?
Please allow me to point a little to what I am seeing in this powerful “undercover” work.Continue reading
Has God planted the eternal message in all hearts?
Have you ever wondered where the true gospel exists?
I am being reminded of the words of Paul today on this powerful question.
Where is the Gospel?
What really is sin according to God’s words?
What really is sin?
Is it immoral behavior?
Or is it MUCH deeper and all-encompassing?
Let’s look at the original words of God. What he shows us is very powerful and very freeing…
What really is Sin?
If I were God, was all-powerful, and I truly loved all people and wanted them to be with me forever, how would I cause this to occur?
What if I made a person’s imperfection or what the Bible calls “sin” their “free ticket” to receive my OWN perfect righteousness and thus be with me forever? Do you think they would be thankful when they found out about this free eternally good gift?
If I were God, would I have the power to do this? Wouldn’t this be a “foolproof” plan?
Now, certainly, I am not smarter than God, right?Continue reading
Is God really making all things new? Even right now?
Do you ever wonder what is going on right now all around us spiritually?
What is God “up to” even right now as we watch TV with our family or go to work?
Many people say they “want to know what God is doing right now” or they “wish they knew what God wants them to do“. “I just want God to be real to me right now in my everyday life”, is often heard.
Do they really want that?
Or is that something they just say in order to be perceived as pious or “religious”?
Well, let’s test that a bit. I am going to share what God has revealed to me that has allowed me to see RIGHT now what he is doing.
First, please prepare yourself.Continue reading
Does God really live in our heart or is that something we just say?
I have been going through a tough and challenging experience that maybe you have as well if you are a “person of faith”.
For some crazy, insane reason, I actually believe the Lord is living inside me.
Is this a crazy thought or maybe even “blasphemy” as many “Christians” are telling me in not so nice words?
Well, what are we told to do by Christians when they first approach us?Continue reading