Because of the same bad faith the ancient nations of Israel, Judah (the Jews) and the disciples of the Christmas religion were never able to know (much less to love) the GOD of the Scripture of Truth despite all their platitudes and avowed devotion. That was and still is the reason none of these ever did believe the testimony of these Scriptures. Both the Jews of today as well as the whole of the Christmas religion have never believed, but they all have their own twist to the messages of the Holy Scriptures, their own interpreted version contrary to what was actually recorded. This is so even for the very plain and straight forward records never mind the slightly more difficult ones hidden in parables, symbols and poetic structures.
For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men—the washing of pitchers and cups, and many other such things you do.”
He said to them, “All too well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition. For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother’; and, ‘He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death.’ But you say, ‘If a man says to his father or mother, “Whatever profit you might have received from me is Corban”—’ (that is, a gift to God), then you no longer let him do anything for his father or his mother, making the word of God of no effect through your tradition which you have handed down. And many such things you do.”
Mark 7:8 – 13
Why would GOD have us pray to HIM calling HIM our FATHER? Why not our OWNER or our MASTER or our KING? Why did the Scriptures not asked us to address our prayers to Love or Grace or Mother or Brother or any number of possible names or terms of endearment that we can imagine? Why FATHER?
Some may say, ‘Well, because HE is our FATHER.’ And that would be absolutely true. GOD is our FATHER, those of us who are converted. HE had fathered us with HIS very own SPIRIT, HIS HOLY SPIRIT. We are HIS children in gestation not yet born. Because once born we would no longer be fresh and blood but SPIRIT (1 Corinthians 15:49 - 50) and not just SPIRIT but sharing the very same HOLY SPIRIT that is GOD and JESUS CHRIST. Once born we can no longer sin just as GOD cannot sin (1 John 3:9; ) but not Angels as these can and have continued to sin (2 Peter 2:4; Revelation 12:7 - 9) billions of years after their creation.
The SPIRIT by which we have been begotten is not that of Angels but of the FATHER and of JESUS CHRIST, the HOLY SPIRIT against which blasphemies constitute the unpardonable sin.
Those who have been truly loving fathers to their family nurturing them and wanting the very best for them may understand how a father feels about his children.
That said there are also over indulgent parents who ‘loved’ their kids unconditionally leading to their (the children’s) ruin. The Christian Bible recorded several accounts of such parents and these include the very Elect of GOD. Among these were Isaac, Samuel and even King David a man after GOD’s own heart. David was the most extreme among this three that I have named here. On the other extreme as is also often witnessed in the societies of man are fathers who are abusive and exploitative of those they are supposed to love and nurture.
It is not the scope of this discussion to delve into the mechanics of parenthood and child rearing but as with all things the first rule is always acting from love in the intent of the heart and mind. The Holy Scriptures is not completely without guidelines on parenting but as with all the messages of the Scriptures getting the whole perspective through diligent and thorough study must be the very first step. In any case common sense should tell us that proper nurture motivated by love accompanied by appropriate disciplinary training in the right values are the foundation to building righteousness in our children.
JESUS CHRIST as Affiance Bridegroom of the Church.
Any single person aspiring to find a desirable mate for life hopes for the best possible match; not just in physical external beauty but also for the kind of person who will love and care for them that they may share a lifetime of such loving, caring and nurturing relationship today. Now I know for a fact that the majority of people who do get married or aspire to marry are not that noble due to bad faith and the near total self expediencies that is sadly prevalent and pandemic in the current world order. But I also know that there are still some even in this very ending days to the Age of Man who still have the purity of heart to have such aspirations.
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her
In as much as JESUS CHRIST as the CREATOR of mankind died for mankind, HE died firstly for HIS betrothed bride the Church of GOD. JESUS CHRIST gave HIS life to have HIS wife be ready to be with HIM forever.
In the Old Testament the Prophet Jeremiah prophesied of the Church of GOD, the Spiritual Israel, after JESUS CHRIST coming Second Advent:
The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying:
“Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with loving kindness I have drawn you. Again I will build you, and you shall be rebuilt, O virgin of Israel!
Jeremiah 31:3 - 4
Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.
And the LORD said to Samuel, “Heed the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them. According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt, even to this day—with which they have forsaken Me and served other gods—so they are doing to you also. Now therefore, heed their voice. However, you shall solemnly forewarn them, and show them the behavior of the king who will reign over them.”
1 Samuel 8:7 – 9
So Samuel duly appointed a king over them.
“Now therefore, here is the king whom you have chosen and whom you have desired. And take note, the LORD has set a king over you. If you fear the LORD and serve Him and obey His voice, and do not rebel against the commandment of the LORD, then both you and the king who reigns over you will continue following the LORD your God. However, if you do not obey the voice of the LORD, but rebel against the commandment of the LORD, then the hand of the LORD will be against you, as it was against your fathers.
“Now therefore, stand and see this great thing which the LORD will do before your eyes: Is today not the wheat harvest? I will call to the LORD, and He will send thunder and rain, that you may perceive and see that your wickedness is great, which you have done in the sight of the LORD, in asking a king for yourselves.”
1 Samuel 12:13 - 17
Only fear the LORD, and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you. But if you still do wickedly, you shall be swept away, both you and your king.”
1 Samuel 12:24 – 25
GOD wants us to be perfect just as HE is perfect but we have to want it too. GOD doesn’t force us against our will. That is the whole reason we have this current state of the creation being subject to corruption and decay so that we can understand how the tiniest of bad faith of eating something we have been commanded not to eat can lead to so much harm and suffering as days rolls into weeks, weeks into months, months into years and years into centuries. The sad state of our current world order testified as full and conclusive proof how the tiniest act in bad faith have led to an entire planet filled with deceit and violence.
The JUDGE of all things.
As GOD, CREATOR and MASTER over all HIS creation, GOD of necessity also exercise rule over all that HE owns. That is reason HE is also the KING of Kings, because HE rules.
Go to any nation of the world today and tell them that they do need laws to govern the conduct of their citizens and surely you will be laugh to scorn. In the Third Heaven, the realm of Angelic Spirit personages, are multiple billions of Angels while on earth multiple billions of mankind. Every one of this a free willed independent mind personage, each having a unique personal Spirit-mind and his own lives’ drives.
If they is no regulatory oversight there will be contentions and disagreements leading to all manner of the conflicts and wars we see in our world because man has refused to abide by and honor the Law of Relationships that define proper friendly and conducive behavior that would foster an understanding and caring world. And this is not because the societies of man do not have their own rules and laws and statutes to govern how each individual may not behave but they plainly refused to abide by them, breaking these civil and criminal laws whenever they think they can get away with it, and often times even when they know can’t get away with it.
This being done in the world of man and if you can believe the records of the Holy Scriptures, it is done even in the heavenly realm by rebellious Angels.
Because of all these breaches and violations it is of necessity that the CREATOR of both man and Angels bring to account all those who breached and break the rules that ensure peace and goodwill. GOD therefore as CREATOR, MASTER and RULER over HIS creation is also the ultimate JUDGE of every offense to punish the offenders so that the innocent may not be victims forever. For this GOD has appointed a time called the Judgment Day of which the soon coming ‘End of the World’ is a type. This is when GOD will justly punish all the wicked law breakers and rewards those who in sincere caring love conduct their lives fulfilling the Commandment of Love.
The reason GOD had delay the imposition of judgment at every instance of commitment of an offense is order that all those who would pursue wickedness especially among those in the Angelic realm who know GOD and the truth that they will be fully revealed. This GOD does according to HIS infinite wisdom that HE should purge wickedness and evil from HIS creation once and forever.
Knowing that GOD is indeed infinitely wise, just and righteous we should know that no one who does wickedness will be unpunished when GOD brings all mankind who have ever lived back to life that each and every individual who out intent whether in commission or omission transgressed HIS Commandment of Love to commit acts of deceit and wickedness. No one gets away with anything whether they are Angels, men or women. Everyone will be justly and adequate punish and all those who will not repent and turn from pursuing their self expediencies GOD will then destroy forever.
In the New Heaven and New Earth there will be none who would practice the evils and wickedness which had corrupted our contemporary world with every foul and deceitful deeds resulting in untold misery, suffering and death in the age of man.
Therefore if then your hands are clean, and you have restrained your feet from running to do evil and in the integrity of your heart you have humbly seek the righteous of GOD to perform all HIS commandments and to completely obey HIS voice with true sincerity and devoid of deceit, you must surely know that your ways would be well pleasing before GOD.
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Last Updated: 2013 09 05
First Posted: 2011 03 07