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?
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?
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What exactly is “his blood”?
The last few days have been in intense scripture study and things about the “blood of him” and “soul of him” and “the flesh” have arisen. Let’s take a look.
Is the “soul of all flesh” really the “blood of him”? Leviticus 17:14
Could this also be “his soul” that he “laid down” “for the life of the world” and “on our heads” (Matt 27:25)?
Could this be related to “the woman” of Genesis 3?
Let’s consider these things together, shall we?
Blood of him
Blessings to you today.
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?
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So you begin to start to come alive inside one day after hearing someone talk about Jesus and what he has “already done for you”. And you really start studying God’s Word and the writings of Paul really resonate with you. God is full of love and grace and he HAS reconciled us and forgiven us of ALL of our sins, past, present and future.
“We are cleansed and pure simply awaiting the “redemption of our body”, you settle in on according to Romans 8:23. We are told to “wait expectantly in hope”. Psalm 33:20, Romans 5:1-5
You are leaping for joy at what you are hearing from within and reading on the pages. You can feel his fire burning and want to share with everyone you see. He is doing this inside you are hearing and believing.
Then, you start to read and study the book of James.
And, just like a bucked of cold water on a warm fire, it’s gone. Continue reading
Today, I find myself back in Genesis 2 and 3 reviewing the “garden scene”. I see so many amazing things occurring there that I hope will be “eye opening” to you.
These are things that I suspect you haven’t heard but I believe are very good. I pray it will give you a WHOLE new inspiring view of what is often called “the fall of man” and a whole new outlook on mankind and even yourself. I know it has dramatically changed my view of who I am.
Before we do this, let’s ask the following question.
What are the parts of a man? What is a human made of?Continue reading
Have you ever played the game called “find the differences” in a picture?
Well, ask yourself the question… “How old was Ahazaih when he became King”?
Then, look at these two verses, first one from 2 Chronicles 2:22 and the second from 2 Kings 8:26.
See any differences?
If you do and wonder what is going on, ask the Lord and listen. He will reveal powerful and amazing things to you from within your own heart and mind. Far beyond what you can ask or even imagine. Eph 3:20
Here is something that I pray will really encourage you today. Check out this verse in it’s original words and consider this question.
Who is it that God is telling us that practices good or evil?
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The truth is indeed, VERY good my friend. May we both hear his words of truth and life in our heart, mind today.