Black Christians : GOSPEL ESSENTIALS (understanding)

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  1. willa

    willa Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Isn't one of the all time questions "Where did we come from?"

    The Lord asks where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth or the cornerstone of it? Job 38: 4 -7 "When the morning stars (daughters of God) sang together and the sons of God shouted for joy?" Because the earth is the place created for the learning and progression of the children of God, where all would take place. We are spirits who came to be born into bodies (a glory). Everything was spirit in heaven before it was placed in the earth.

    Every plant and herb was in heaven as spirit before it grew on earth. Gen. 2: 5 We were there, before Adam and Eve were placed here, their body created from the elements of the earth and then birth there after in the likeness of our Father…in Heaven. The spirit and the body together is the living soul. "The body without our spirit is dead." James 2: 26 We are spirit which is a finer body in the same image of our bodies, and likeness of our family in heaven who are in the image of God our Father. So that should answer the question will our family pet be in glory with us. Yes.

    When this earth is worthy for the glory of God, animal life will be here as well. Can you imagine beauty with out them. The Lion will lay down with the lamb.

    God loves all his creation, even all his children of the earth who seek and follow him and he sorrows over those who do not.
     
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    Exodus 20: 22 "And the LORD said unto Moses, Thus thou shalt say unto the children of Israel. Ye have seen that I have talked with you from heaven.

    God is not just in the print of scriptures. He is in power and personal communication. He asks you to study out what he has told the prophets and is printed, because we can discern them with the admonition that we compare them to good, reason, that which builds people for their sakes. He is not a God who requires detriment, or perverseness to prove your loyalty to Him. He wants you to uplift other dear people and bring comfort to their souls. Compassion is a large part of His feelings.

    Yes the wicked better watch out, because they know better, even by the light of Christ. Of corse they can sear their own conscience. Eventually, the LORD will give them their reward. He wants to make sure they have time to change and find Him. Give up the old and take on the new.

    God has given me and His followers all kinds of personal help. There could be a big testimony meeting here if we wanted to list it all. There are those who don't follow who get spiritual gifts, but don't pay attention. I knew a twin man whose brother was killed being hit by a car. He grieved. About a year or two went by and the man was walking through his living room when he heard, "Hey!" He turned and looked, and there was his brother all dressed in white, or bright. Then the figure disappeared. He tells this story, but what has he learned and taken away from this experience? It's just a story he tells. What would you know from this kind of experience?

    How about that his brother lives, and there is a realm beyond the man's reality. Could he have compared it with the Bible to see that we are spirit even with a refined body of spirit. There is a lot to learn from that one visit and that one word, "Hey!" A word from heavenly places. That should have started him searching,
     
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    Just a couple of things of symbolism in the Old Testament:

    Thomas wrote in the Book of Thomas that the candle is the church and Christ is the flame, therefore the candle holder is the Priesthood, which Jesus Christ is High Priest. The name of that Priesthood was named Melchizedek because of that righteous king, however it is the Priesthood of Jesus Christ, a righteous God King.

    Olive oil is symbolic referring to the Holy Spirit's administration where used in healing, sanctification and all places that you would read the presence of olive oil. "Beaten" olive oil is used for candles, meaning the Holy Spirit is a messenger of light often referring to revelation in the church and individuals.

    Red when worn by the Savior is referring to his blood given for our Atonement if we will choose it by doing what he says with obedience.

    Pomegranates hanging in the "tabernacle" are representing "worlds without end" with the plan of salvation, being red, extended to other children of our Heavenly Father.

    Blue, representing the fallen Telestial world of mortality.

    White represents righteous as in angels wearing white etc.

    Purple the royalty of heaven.

    The lighted candle that is kept burning continually day and night outside the tabernacle represents the the Eternity of life of the children of God.

    The tabernacle represents the holiness of home, which is Heaven.

    Israel is the name of the children of God in heaven and on earth. The State of Israel is a designated inheritance found in the old testament on earth given by God to the tribe of Judah. There are eleven other tribes of Israel. For those tribes who aren't named in the twelve, there is a door of adoption through the Holy Spirit into that inheritance, because that is the working House of Israel and the nation of Heaven.
     
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    Job 40: 15
    "Behold now behemoth.." A creature of metaphor signifying GRIEF. "He eateth grass as an ox…" All the people in the world experience grief at one time or another eating away at them.

    :16 "Lo now, his strength is in his loins,…" Grief has great power for suffering. "and his force is in the navel of his belly." He originates or is born through a personal disappointment or loss.

    :17 "He moveth his tail like a cedar:…" When we are struck with the event for grief, it is heavy and hard across one's soul. "the sinews of his stones are wrapped together." The hurt continues one minute after the other with pain being born through each other in unrelenting strength.

    :18 "His bones are strong pieces of brass;…" Such grief is very hard to endure. "his bones are like bars of iron." Not easily removed from one's heart, holding feelings captive.

    More to come… on behemoth.
     
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    Intriguing and revealing comments...

    Some viewpoints reflect me and my folk:

    Including those who aren't christians --and are humble servants of our Creators as well...

    fyi
     
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    Thanks for your comment Chuck. Your folks… all goodness has its own special recognition and reward from God. :)
     
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