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?

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One of the things I have noticed over the years is how perfect scripture is laid out.

Could the verse numbers have a hidden meaning?

Additionally, the verses are all numbered. Do you think their may be a reason for this?

Have you ever thought about this?

Try this experiment sometime. Go through the new testament and look at all 3:3 verses and then all 6:6 verses.

Do you notice how the 3:3 verses pertain to an individual  (tri-part human) and the 6:6 verses pertain to the corporate whole or single, corporate spiritual man?

Pretty amazing, huh?

I have also found that 7 relates to purification.

Have fun with this and consider giving thanks for his perfect Word.

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?

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Is the translated Bible a "book of magic"?

Is the translated Bible a “book of magic”?

The following verse has fascinated me since I first read it.

Acts19_19The 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

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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"?

What exactly is “his blood”?

Good afternoon,

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.

 

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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