Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Building The Faith That Pleases GOD.

In the last article I wrote that starting to believe GOD instead of not believe GOD is the very first step to building the faith without which it is impossible to please GOD.

But to believe GOD you have to know WHO HE IS. Can you believe someone without knowing anything about him at all, without knowing who he is or what he is about?

In almost everyone’s mind when the word ‘God’ is mentioned the general understanding is that GOD is the ONE WHO created us and everything else. Even those who don’t believe in such a GOD but subscribed totally to the theory of evolution, understand the concept conveyed in this word.

There are many different religions in our world and I am only talking about theocratic religion not the animistic and other forms of worship. Each has its own beliefs and doctrines. Even in the commonly recognized “Christian” religion which I call the Christmas religion because that is their central doctrinal focus, the celebration of the birthday of their God, that which they are known by, there are many different beliefs and doctrines. There are also other “Christian” religions that don’t hold to the Christmas and Trinity doctrines most of these are just about as “Christian” as the Christmas religion. Many are actually a lot worst. Like the Christmas religion they hold to the doctrines and beliefs of their founder or leader as their main religion and the Holy Scriptures are only used to justify their dubious claims to authenticity in much the same way as the Christmas religion has been doing throughout.

Many of these main religions that are practiced today, most of which had been invented in the corrupted minds of man, subscribe to this idea of a God who created everything or brought everything into existence. That would include near all of the religions that called themselves Christian and/or make use of some ideas from the Christian Bible or the Jewish Scriptures to formulate and invent they own God and religion.

Then there are also those who have a very different kind of understanding through the religion they subscribed to where they believed that they themselves are a component of this deity they considered as a God or the God. Or that God is either just a mindless sort of energy or force or some sort of universal attribute of goodness that exist in everyone. Then again there are those who believe that there are many, many Gods from good ones to evil ones, which they can represent with metal, wood and stones or some kind of figurines or objects.

If you subscribed to those beliefs that I have described in the three preceding paragraphs please read no further lest you become seriously offended by what I have to say about you and your beliefs. I grant that you have the right to your own beliefs and have neither desire nor intention to offend you. The same also holds true for all those who do not believe in the GOD of the Christian Bible, the GOD of the Scripture of Truth through not believing and obeying what these Scriptures teach and commanded. And that would include all the disciples and masters of the Christmas religion as well as all those that hold to the Jewish 'faith.'

So before proceeding further it need to be made clear that the GOD I am going to introduce and make known in the following pages of this title is that of the Christian Bible, translated from materials preserved and available that have been sourced to the original Scripture of Truth recorded by both the Apostles and disciples of JESUS CHRIST, and the Prophets of GOD to the ancient nation of Israel and Judah, the two nations that were formed from the direct descendents of the Biblical Patriarch Jacob of this same records.

Who Is GOD?

Most if not all those ‘religious’ people who believe in the CREATOR GOD think they know who this GOD is. That is they think know what they really do not know (1 John 2:3 – 4), just as “rocket scientists” think and behave like they know everything when they are just so much into their ego trip they can’t really see much else beyond the tip of their nose.

While most people who “believed” in the CREATOR GOD may know certain things about GOD such as HE is the CREATOR of all things. After that single one thing, which no doubt is very important, they believe they know about HIM they begin to disagree on all the other aspect of the GOD that they think they know.

Knowing one thing or something about someone does not mean you know that someone at all. If you don’t know what a person is about you don’t know that person. For an example, you may know Obama, as the current US president (at the time of this writing in the year 2010 C.E.). You may know his family and a bit about his life history. But until you know what Obama is ‘like’ you haven’t begun to know him. What are the real core values that drives him in his life, the values that determine the types of decision he will make especially when in a personal crisis and faced with an ‘unmitigated’ choice, a choice where he is not constrained (unrestricted by any fear of any adverse consequences to himself and those that he cared about) to make. That is somewhat like the instance which some had termed ‘the moment of truth’ which basically describe a point when a person’s courage or lack of it is revealed when he come face to face with death. But that is just one aspect of what I called an ‘unmitigated’ decision, a decision not constrained by anything and anyone.

Now as ‘severely’ limited men (includes women) we will most probably never have a situation like that where we can decide how to act or behave totally without any constraints. So the nearest we have to such a situation is ‘when no one is watching’. What type of decision do you make when no one is watching (literally and psychologically – that is free from your conscience and with the certainty that you will never be found out), that will reveal the real you, your real core values. That is the reason sometimes we lived together with someone all our lives and then one day something happened and suddenly we see this total stranger we have spent our entire life with, whom we have never known at all – yes their ‘true colors’, who they really are (their core values), finally revealed even if it is just for an instance, by the event. As a human being living in a social environment, almost everyone puts on a sort of fa├žade so much that they don’t even know who they really are – their real core values – any more. They have projected a persona that allowed them to be able to live with themselves, that is acceptable to their own psyche, their own self perception acceptance level. That is why the Scripture of Truth recorded:

The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?

Why Did GOD Create Mankind?

But we can know the GOD of the Holy Scriptures if we truthfully, humbly and sincerely want to. The GOD of the Bible said that HE created us in HIS image after HIS likeness. Now HE sure didn’t say that just for the ‘heck of it’. The reason I said that is because that seems to be what near to the whole world of “Christianity” believed. Certainly none of professed “Christianity” seems to pay much attention to that, that of being made in ‘the image and likeness of GOD’.

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:14

For almost two thousands years religious man who professed Christianity believed that the whole of creation, the whole Spiritual and physical universe, was created on ‘creation week’ in Genesis chapter 1, just some six thousand years ago (there are many different figures for this but most ranges within a couple of thousand years of this figure). I am not sure if any among those who professed Christianity still believe this.

I have shown conclusively (whether you choose to believe it or not) from the very words of the Holy Scriptures that the Genesis chapter 1 account was not of the creation of the universe (both Spiritual and physical) except for the very first verse of that chapter which was just a declaration, hardly what you can called an account..

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Genesis 1:1

Genesis chapter 1 was more an account of GOD renewing or recreating (Psalm 104:30) all life that had been wiped out in what was most probably the first Angelic rebellion. Read the full discussion of this account from this perspective at Genesis of my Bible 101 blog. In that account I also stated that the Spiritual realm where the Angels dwell or have their existence was created way before that event.

The Holy Scriptures did not record how long ago the Angelic realm was created because that it is not relevant to the focus of the Holy Scriptures. And this focus is on man created in the image and likeness of GOD. The focus of the Scripture of Truth was not on the Angels, powerful Spirit personages. They were not on the animals on land or the birds that fly in the heaven or the grass and herbs and trees that grow on the earth or the things that the ocean and water teemed with. They were not on this mind boggling immense physical universe or on the even greater Spiritual realm where the Angels exists and where the throne (the seat of government) of GOD is. Not on all these things that together outnumbered mankind by countless millions to billions of times. No, not on any of these at all, but the focus is on severely limited, extremely breakable, rebelliously sinful man.

Has anyone ever asked the question why, why the focus of the Holy Scriptures is on 'severely' limited and rebelliously sinning man (includes woman)?

Has anyone answered this question?

In all likelihood the Spiritual realm was created multiple billions of years ago or maybe even longer. We shall not speculate on how long ago that was but we are just to understand that it was way before the physical universe was created and definitely billions of years before Genesis chapter 1 verse 2 that tells of the destruction to all life on planet earth caused by what was most probably the first Angelic rebellion.

If you had read the Christian Bible thoroughly a few times over you would have appreciated that elsewhere in these Scriptures it was recorded that when the physical universe including the earth was created (Genesis 1:1), the Morning Stars or Dawn Stars (higher ranking Angels) and all the rest of the Angels of GOD shouted for joy to see it came into existence.

Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding. Who determined its measurements? Surely you know!
Or who stretched the line upon it? To what were its foundations fastened?
Or who laid its cornerstone, when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
Job 38:4 – 7

These Spirit personages do not have many of the limitations that man has. For one thing they do not age or have need of sustenance like man do. You can read the full discussion on these Spirit personages in the chapter ‘Angels, Demons And Men’ of the book Bible 101 by this author, so I won’t elaborate on them here. What should be noted here is that these Spirit personages outnumbered all of mankind combined, all of mankind from Adam until this day onwards to the end of the Bible account. They could easily number over a hundred billion. And they have been here since multiple billions of years ago.

Why would GOD charged the Angels to watch over man (Matthew 18:10)? Why would these untiring personages who need no sustenance be looking to men called by GOD to learn from us that they may better understand the will and good pleasure of GOD?

To them it was revealed that, not to themselves, but to us they were ministering the things which now have been reported to you through those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaventhings which angels desire to look into.
1 Peter 1:12

Now I asked you, why would GOD who have created these multiple billions of Angelic personages, every single Dawn Star ranked Angel probably more power than the sum total of mankind and all our ingenuity can invent, why would GOD then go and create man and be so focused on HIM. What would make man (includes woman) so special to GOD. Can you answer this question if you disbelieve the reasons I am putting forward which are completely and totally supported by the Holy Scriptures.

Now if you disbelieve these clearly stated records of the Holy Scriptures how are you ever going to have the faith without which it is impossible to please GOD?

Do not deceive yourself with your reasoning to believe that you actually fear GOD or have reverence for HIM when you put on false zeal or stirred up humility. GOD cannot be mocked. These both the Jews and religious authority during JESUS lifetime as a SON of man did, charging JESUS with blasphemy because HE equaled HIMSELF to GOD. Did they truly love GOD and was zealous for HIS Name when they did this? The whole of the four Gospel accounts revealed them for the hypocrites they were, who loved only themselves.

The Jews answered Him, saying, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself God.”
Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, “You are gods”’? If He called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken), do you say of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; but if I do, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him.”
John 10:33 – 38

Furthermore these professed "Christianities" believed (whatever that word means to them), that GOD, the WORD or LOGOS (John 1:1), was born as a man, a SON of man (John 1:14). But professed “Christianity” just doesn’t seem to understand what that means. How can GOD be conceived in a woman (Matthew 1:20; Luke 1:31-35) to be born as a man (Galatians 4:4) if they are not of the same kind (Genesis 1:11 - 12, 21 – 22, 24 -25; 26 - 27)? Wouldn’t GOD be breaking HIS own laws and commandments (Genesis 1:24 – 25; Leviticus 20:15 - 16) if GOD and man are not of the same ‘kind’ that GOD should be born as a man?

Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.” Then Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I do not know a man?”
And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God.
Luke 1:30 - 33

It seems none of these “professed” religious theologians and experts seem to be able to understand these records in the Holy Scriptures.

But you, do not be called ‘Rabbi’; for One is your Teacher, the Christ, and you are all brethren.
Matthew 23:8

Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.’”
John 20:17

We are made after the GOD kind, made to become GODS (John 10:35) as in having the same nature as GOD through a Spiritual birth or change (1 John 3:2). Yes, GODS as JESUS CHRIST is GOD and HIS FATHER is THE GOD. We are made to become children (John 1:12; Romans 8:16 – 17; 1 John 3:1; 4:4) to THE FATHER and brethren or brothers (Matthew 25:40; Matthew 28:10; John 20:17) to JESUS CHRIST. Children not through an adoption but via a ‘conception’ through being begotten by the HOLY SPIRIT and finally to be born as a Spirit personage fully composed of the HOLY SPIRIT just as JESUS our Eldest BROTHER the FIRST BORN from the dead (Colossians 1:18; Hebrews 2:11) and GOD, our FATHER (Ephesians 2:19; 3:15). That is what the Scripture of Truth very plainly and clearly recorded even though it was somewhat implicitly.

Do you understand what the term GOD means? Do you really understand what the Holy Scriptures meant when it recorded the words that was translated into the English word GOD or Eternal GOD or LORD GOD or ALMIGHTY GOD from both the Hebrew and Greek texts? Now when I say we will be GODS as in having the same nature as both the FATHER and the SON, I do not mean we will become the FATHER or the SON but that we will share the same SPIRIT nature as in the same HOLY SPIRIT. The FATHER will always remain as our FATHER and GOD and the SON forever our eldest BROTHER, MASTER and LORD.

Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, “You are gods”’? If He called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken), do you say of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’?
John 10:34 - 36

But as it is written: “ Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”
1 Corinthians 28:9

“Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
Luke 12:32

That above verse said that it is GOD's pleasure, what GOD is please to do, to give the faithful disciples (the you that is referenced) the Kingdom. What does that mean to give you the kingdom? The whole of GOD's Kingdom (all of creation includes the whole of the Spiritual realm) is meant for those faithful disciples who overcome just as JESUS CHRIST overcame. We will inherit this at our resurrection just as CHRIST has already inherited sitting on the right hand of POWER, sitting on right of the throne of HIS FATHER.

To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.
Revelation 3:21

And we too will inherit the same thing which now CHRIST has already taken possession of. This is plain literal language nothing figurative about it. Why should it be impossible to understand? If it is not hard to understand why is it then impossible to believe?

GOD sent HIS SON, JESUS to bear and pay the death penalty we had incurred because we have all sinned. What does that mean?

JESUS suffered at the hands of unbelievers and was brutalized and murdered by them so that HE could redeem us. Doesn't that tell you something of our value to GOD.  Why would GOD put so much value on a severely limited creature, something that HE had created, something HE can go on creating if HE so desired (Luke 3:8).

He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?
Romans 8:32

Why would GOD do that, to deliver HIS SON up for us? Why didnt HE do that for the Angels who sinned? Why didnt HE do that for Satan? Because when HE created us, HIS purpose was for us to become HIS Children. No, not just flesh and blood children but fully SPIRIT just like GOD is SPIRIT.

Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.
1 John 3:9

We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him.
1 John 5:18

Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
1 Corinthians 3:16

But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.
Romans 8:9

Not as Angels are also considered sons of GOD for the spirit in Angels is not the Holy Spirit. Man has a Spirit of man and animals has the Spirit of animals but we who are called and converted have the very HOLY SPIRIT of GOD and JESUS.

Who knows the spirit of the sons of men, which goes upward, and the spirit of the animal, which goes down to the earth?
Ecclesiastes 3:21

For indeed He does not give aid to angels, but He does give aid to the seed of Abraham.
Hebrews 2:16

That is the reason the CREATOR of all things is so focused on man. That is the reason JESUS CHRIST came down born as a SON of man to redeem man with HIS death so that we can gain access to HIS LIFE forever. The same reason the Grace that is being offered to all those who would repent, is only offered to man (includes woman) and to no other creature, to no other ‘kind’. Not even to the Angels who had sinned (Hebrews 2:16; 2 Peter 2:4).

The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.
Romans 8:16 - 17

Therefore you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
Galatians 4:7

The SPIRIT we have received at our baptism through the giving of the HOLY SPIRIT is not the Spirit as those of Angels but of the HOLY SPIRIT of GOD ALMIGHTY!

And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!”
Galatians 4:6

That is why once we are changed into SPIRIT at JESUS CHRIST's coming we can no longer sin. Because the SPIRIT that is in us given to us at baptism is the HOLY SPIRIT not the Angelic Spirit.

Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.
1 John 3:9

Whereas of the Angels that were created multiple billions of years ago, some had sinned:

And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left heir own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day;
Jude 1:6

And yet still a full third will sin in rebellion against GOD lead by Satan at this soon coming End of the Age.

His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born.
Revelation 12:4

What were all those verses saying? What do all these mean? Do you not understand?

Every Christian professed or otherwise, knows this next verse.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son that who so ever believed in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

But clueless as ever these professed “Christians,” just couldn’t grasp why. Why would GOD send HIS SON to die for man, why is man so important to GOD? Well most probably because they never asked or wondered because they were gotten so drunk by that Great Babylonian Mystery Religion and all her daughters by their ‘GOD’s love is unconditional doctrine’. The question never half entered their minds. The question: why would an awesomely powerful and all knowing CREATOR of the great immense universe (and that is just considering the physical universe), so immense that it boggles our mind to even try to imagine it, loved man? Why would the ONE and ONLY awesomely powerful CREATOR love so much, this infinitesimal speck of 'nanoscopic' dust of man; these arrogantly stupid, self expediently wicked, sinful and greedily perverse man (includes woman)?

For He has not put the world to come, of which we speak, in subjection to angels. But one testified in a certain place, saying:

What is man that You are mindful of him, Or the son of man that You take care of him?
Hebrews 2:5 - 6

Now I certainly hope no one reading this will say, ‘eh, well because, GOD is love.’ If that answer ever cross any of your minds, those who are reading this, this I got to say – you have been so severely and thoroughly brainwashed that unless you repent you will need to go through serious heavy duty deprogramming as those prescribed in the seven sealed (Revelation 8:6 – 13; 9:1 - 21) and seven bowl plagues (Revelation 16:1 - 21) of the book of Revelation. And this is not a joke.

Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly. But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.”
Matthew 1:18 - 21

Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Matthew 28:9

for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”
Acts 1:5

And we are His witnesses to these things, and so also is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey Him.
Acts 5:2

Next Who Is GOD, What Is HE Like?


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1. Words in italic referenced titles or proper names where this applies, otherwise these are personal notes to selected people who are familiar with them.
2. I have intentionally left out many scriptural references as anyone who wants to prove or disprove what is written here should read the Christian Bible thoroughly and extensively (from cover to cover at least three or more times).
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4. Scriptures quoted are from New King James Version unless otherwise indicated.
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