The Trinity is Mathematical and Biblical

 

Background

Back in 1992 I had a Jehovah’s Witness come to my door with an offsider, as they do.
Being frequently in and out of employment at the time, I had the time to spend in much prayer and much study.

Instead of spraying him with a hose pipe as many find themselves doing (do people really do that?), I invited him in.

We had a conversation for 2 hours and I discovered that I possessed more enthusiasm for my faith than knowledge.
Not a problem for me but certainly one for him, cause I did not have answers.

The key lacking in my knowledge was in the issue of the Trinity.

I had taken things for granted and settled upon what I considered safe ground without testing it.

I had heard a Christian comedian of all things and had taken his explanation as a good argument, what a joke, (pun intended).

This Christian Comedian  stated that the Trinity was like a cherry pie (um where in the Bible is God a cherry pie?).
Cherry PieCutting it into three pieces represents the Trinity, and when you cut it the pie filling runs into itself and is one.

Well you can see it coming now can’t you.
The Jehovah’s Witness smashed that foolish idea stating “What if I cut into 8 pieces?”

My head dropped and trying to regroup I came back with blithering nonsense talking about the attributes of God representing 8 pieces.
I admitted to him, “Ahh that doesn’t work does it.”

We agreed to meet in a couple of months.

In the meantime I studied harder and read much. Understanding Jehovah’s Witness false prophecies.

Understanding why John 1:1 is not “a god” but “God” “ho theos” and so on.
Specifically understanding the Trinity in scripture through the Old and New Testament.

Great, much better shape than last time.

We met again for a second time and this time the encounter endured for 4 hours where a stalemate was reached.
(Notice the language I am putting this in. I was dealing with a soul, but taking on an argument. This is a key point later, one I did not get till afterwards.)

Well, we again agreed to meet in a couple of months and this time at his place.

This time I thought about what I was missing and like a bolt from the blue I was hit with the realisation that I might have studied hard but I did not pray.

This time I took a reverse tack, instead of studying intensely, I kept it on simmer and prayed, seeking God for answers. This produced results contrary to academic expectations.

The first answer came in making me realise that if I wanted to make the argument for the Trinity stick it had to be rooted in scripture and that scripture would require clear connection to the concept of 3 and yet 1.

Where would I even start looking to find that, if it even existed.
Well, faith told me it had to else something was wrong with the teaching in which case there was nothing to fear by seeking truth.

Casually reading a very thin book I encountered the idea that the Bible spoke about the fullness of God and that fullness was a matter of volume and volume was represented as
1 x 1 x 1 = 1 which contradicted the claim that Christians believed in 3 gods 1+1+1=3.

What was needed though was a tether, it couldn’t just float in the ethereal realm. It sounded nice but it needed grounding in something clear in scripture.

It was within a matter of days that I found the mathematical equation in scripture that was undeniable proof.

In tow with this nuclear warhead as I see it now, I walked into a 6 hour discussion with what I discovered was a Jehovah’s Witness Elder with a complete library at his disposal.
I was actually not daunted but encouraged by this because I could use his books to show the false prophecies in the Watchtower and Awake publications along with others.

The discussion was amicable and educational but discussing for 5 and a half hours the Jehovah’s Witness Elder said we have been going at this for over 5 hours and we might have to agree to disagree.

I said “One more thing.”

He said “I don’t know if there is any point.”

I told him “God had revealed it to me in prayer and I had been leaving it till now.”

He graciously allowed this last point.

Away went fat man and little boy.

Here is the understanding of the Trinity that I explained.

 

Trinity in Scripture

The first port of call in this discussion we had was where in scripture you find the word Trinity.

Well like many words used to explain something, it is not always found as described by mere mortals.
Instead it is taught but not given a name per se.

So let’s examine a few of these passages from where the teaching of the Trinity is obtained.

First let’s see Genesis

Genesis 1:26-27

“26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.  27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.”

 

Genesis 11:6-8

“6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.  7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.  8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.”

Also the title “God” in Hebrew is “elohim” which is seen frequently in the Old Testament referring to both God and gods.
That is because the word is both singular and plural.
Acts 2:32-36

“32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.  33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.  34 For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,  35 Until I make thy foes thy footstool.  36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.”

The writer of Acts is referring to Psalms  110:1

The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.”

The scriptures are replete with references to the unity of the Godhead.

As Rev. Dr. Francis Nigel Lee writes in his paper “God Triune in the Holy Bible”

“The Triune God as such, should be seen to be reflected in all the various tri-uni-ties within God’s ‘tri-uni-verse.’ Such created trinities would include: Primary Colours 3past-present-future (within time); the two-heavens-and-the-one-earth (within Genesis 1:1’s primordial tri-uni-verse); length-breadth height(within dimensions); the triadic chord (within music); blue-yellow-red (within the primary colours); father-mother-child (within families); Preachers-Elders-Deacons (within churches); State-Church-Society (in sociology); Legislatures-Administrations-Judiciaries (within Chordcivic governments); Cities-States-Federations (within lands); and body-soul-spirit (within each human). Note that the latter presupposes neither tri-chotom-y nor di-chotom-y, but precisely an a-chotom-ous tri-unity! Indeed, “’ashreey ” or triunely “blessed is the man” of God in Psalm 1:1f.

As the Trinitarian King Solomon exclaimed in Proverbs 22:20, “Have I not written to you excellent things in counsels and knowledge?” These English words “excellent things” translate the original Hebrew shalishoom (meaning “thrice” or “in a threefold way”).”

But lets get to the point of this blog today.

 

Explanation of the Trinity as a Mathematical Equation

The original problem with the explanation of the Trinity as a Cherry Pie was that

1. There was no basis or foundation, grounding upon the Bible to which to tether the explanation

2. There was no tether to connecting the fact that God is One and yet Three.

It was these two factors that were required to make a water tight presentation.
The truth is that I did not doubt that it would not be found since I believed God has explained far more than we can currently comprehend in His Word.

To discover what is there you need to be asking questions that allow you to see the answers. Thus you need to know the right answer before asking the right question.

The Occult would call this intuition, the Word of God calls it revelation.

One comes from within, the other from the outside. They are not two different ways of describing the same thing.

One comes from the heart of man, the vain imaging’s of the sinful man, the other comes from a Holy Magnificent unfathomable God who only reveals himself out of His own good pleasure to whosoever He wills.

What was discovered is the following.

If we look at Colossians 2:6-10  we read

“As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:  7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.  8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.  9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.  10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:”

It was quite apt that the prior verse was regarding the vain philosophy of man which comes from man pulling from out of himself ideas and imaginings regarding the world and the universe and even God. A seeker after God must lay his opinions at the foot of God’s throne if they are to learn anything.

This was God’s revealed Word upon which we find these facts stand or fall and from no where else.

Verse 9 makes the great opening to this understanding being sought.

FullglassIn Christ dwelt ALL THE FULNESS of the Godhead in a bodily form.

There is a clear clarion call in just this verse that Jesus was God but the key here is the word “fulness”.

plh,rwma pleroma ( a word worth exploring as God’s back hand against the vain pagan Gnostic idea and philosophy of Sophia and the divine spark and creation, but that for another time.)
This word from the root plh,rhj pleres Meaning:

1) full, i.e. filled up (as opposed to empty) 1a) of hollow vessels 1b) of a surface, covered in every part 1c) of the soul, thoroughly permeated with 2) full, i.e. complete 2a) lacking nothing, perfect.

The Louw Nida Lexicon says

“… a quantity which fills a space…”

Google’s dictionary meaning is

– the state of being filled to capacity.

– the state of having eaten enough or more than enough and feeling full up.

– the state of being complete or whole.”

And provides these synonyms which I found quite apt (remembering this I have included as merely supportive information since back in 1992 there was no real usable internet.)

“synonyms:
completeness, comprehensiveness, thoroughness, exhaustiveness, all-inclusiveness, extensiveness, length, depth

So Fulness can be contextually in respect to either Area or Volume (especially in the context like a vessel or container which holds a substance or various sorts, a full cup is a cup whose volume is used to its capacity. It is Full.
Christ was Full of the Godhead.

Now let me refresh any who have forgotten some basic concepts in Maths.

 

Perimeter

A perimeter is the outside of a shape.

Height + Breadth + Height + Breadth = Perimeter
(Another word for breadth is width)
http://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/perimeter.html

 

Area

An area is the size of a surface like a square, rectangle etc.

This is calculated as Height x Breadth = Area
http://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/area.html

 

Volume

 

The amount of 3-dimensional space an object occupies. Capacity.
http://www.mathsisfun.com/definitions/volume.html

To Calculate a Volume we use the formula

Height x Breadth x Depth = Volume

 

Cube Height Bredth Depth

 

Of course Height has length, Breadth has Length and Depth has Length.

Length is the measurement or extent of something from end to end; the greater of two or the greatest of three dimensions of an object.

 

Cube Length

 

How far from end to end. Or from one point to another. http://www.mathsisfun.com/definitions/length.html

It is thus upon reflection we find this equation right in scripture itself of which we are told we can indeed comprehend.

Ephesians 3:17-19

“That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,  18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;  19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.”

One may be misled by the mention of four terms in verse 18, but remember length is what breadth, depth and height possess.

So by the process of simple substitution we attain :

Height x Breadth x Depth = Volume

Father x Son x Spirit = Fulness / Volume

1 x 1 x 1 = 1

 

Cube Father Son Holy SpiritCube 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then substituting length for God since it is the Father Son and Holy Spirit which possess God just as breadth, depth and height possess length.

Cube God

Here we find Father Son and Spirit is God. Every aspect of the persons is the Godhead.
But as scripture states

Deuteronomy 6:4

“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD”

Mark 12:29-30

“And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:  30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.”

Galatians 3:20

“Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one.”

The statement that God is One Lord is part of what is called the Shema.

Of course I do not wish to give the impression or concern that I have put God in a box or I am relating this in some way to the occult. Not in the slightest.

I completely understand anyone’s concerns regarding this. For example:

Cube Structures

I am not imitating or intimating those above occult geometric shapes.

So consider it like this as an eternal cube. In fact any shape that allows you to convey volume works. I chose a cube purely for ease of drawing.

 

Eternal Cube

As the Lord Jesus Christ stated to the Pharisees with their evident response.

John 10:30-33

“I and my Father are one.  31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.  32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?  33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.”

The Jews clearly understood what Jesus was saying. Jesus was claiming to be God.

 

The Heart Wrenching Response

Unfortunately in the zeal of my youth, my pursuit of winning the argument was seen as one and the same thing as winning the soul.

This was not of course the reality.

Having shown this Jehovah’s Witness elder’s response, his response did leave me stunned and saddened by the fear this man must have been living under.
His wife was in their bedroom praying during the time we were talking. Utter dedication.
His entire family, employment, friends and social circle was embedded in this organisations structure. It was like asking him to jump off a cliff with no protection.

It thus explains his frightful comment

“I can’t believe it. I mustn’t believe that.”

The point was proven. That was a given. It was the lack of readying the soul for the kicking out of the crutches.
I had done no preparing him for the abyss that lay before him.
I had fought the wrong battle.

Precipice

None the less God can work in his heart by His Spirit with the question now planted in his heart.

Hopefully this short piece answers some questions you may have regarding the Trinity.
This in no way even scratches the subject on this, but was merely an exhortation on the nature of God revealed in His Word and in Nature.

Be encouraged to do the words of 2 Timothy 2:15

“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

 

Copyright Copyright 2017 Dunce Scholar

A Personal Note

 

During the last 24 months and especially the last 9 months life has taken quite a turn and has impacted on the amount of time and energy I have been able to spend delving into the subject matter of this blog.

And yet…

The one matter that has been addressed practicably in my life is the unfathomable mind of God and His good and perfect will for our lives.

You may find such a comment unusual in the light of what I am about to write, especially if you are more acquainted with modern “positive” Christianity than Biblical Christianity, but, even at times all our flesh has trouble making sense of the ways of God, and we need to remember that our flesh requires death, and that includes dying to our opinions whilst under instruction by that Great Teacher, the Holy Spirit aka the Spirit of Truth.

(This also does not make any SENSE unless you SEE the UNSEEN by FAITH and you cannot get faith except by hearing.1

This is not wishing as even many Christians tend to interpret it. It is perceiving in the mind and heart (not an imagination / intuition unlike what positive thinking and witchcraft would encourage.) Remember Faith is a gift so if you do not have it then this will remain non-sense to you.)

This though is all put in perspective that a good day for God can be the worst day for us.

It was a good day for God when His Son was crucified for the sins of those who believe in Him and repent. It even pleased Him. Isaiah 53:10-12  

Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.  11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.  12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.”

It was good when God made every tree in the garden including the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Genesis 1:12-13, Genesis 1:31, Genesis 2:9 respectively,

“And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.”

“And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.”

“And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.”

21st Century Western thinking has been corrupted by the idea and concept of:

Personal Rights (which has been pushed beyond sanity and loosened the shackles which tethered men and women to a mature and perfect interpretation and application of such an idea aka the law of God.) You must choose between your rights or being right before a Holy God. A light burden compared to what we can see coming on the horizon, the complete abdication of the rights of God to command certain requirements from His creation – (what if the periodic table of elements did not behave as it should, we are beginning to see just that!),

Independence (though in many regards such a ideal is vitally important as a counter to the rising global socialism in all it’s forms of nationalism and internationalism), it is amazing how many who take the “ours” and “we” approach cry blue murder when the collective hand falls on “what’s mine not yours.” including thoughts, beliefs, convictions and the way ones life is lived.

Freedom (which used to always be connected to biblical morals and duty and thus could never be interpreted as a virtue for licentiousness unlike today),

Justice (which has become a justification for our sins by actions of self righteousness and has morphed into a real and present innovative injustice) a shift has taken place from English Equity whose hand is stayed by common law and tempers the harshness of the letter of the law balanced by the spirit of the law, towards Roman Equity (which is what Jesus was tried under by Pontius Pilate, aka the only law in this system was the preservation of Caesar’s authority and dignity, and today the Judges responsibility is to protect the interests of the state both economically and from embarrassment as per their legal requirement), and

Happiness (which is a vain and futile venture into idolatry – serving what your see (which is what idolatry means) aka not just stuff but also relationships, chasing not only stuff but experiences, family etc – and loving pleasure more than loving God and ones neighbour). 2 Timothy 3:4.

It is rarely times of prosperity and our idea of “blessing” that brings the growth in our lives that God desires to see in us. (The blessing God says he will bring is usually spiritual not physical, though obeying the commandments will frequently bring physical blessing just by their very nature. eg: keeping sexual relations within the confines of marriage constrains virtually all likelihood of STD’s, or the jealous ungodly one night stand who becomes obsessive and commits homicide in fits of envy, hate and sexually driven rage, the break up of your home and heart, financial enslavement and another man or woman raising your children in godlessness. Speaking the truth keeps those who would tempt you to compromise far from your home and heart because they will not tolerate you and will have already rejected you.)

It is not mirth that tends men’s thoughts towards seeking God and being humbled against the “pride of life”. Rather the poor in spirit are blessed (not the poor financially).
Instead, for the purposes of conforming us into the likeness of His Son,  He must take us through fire, trial and difficulty (which may involve being poor financially). See Acts 14:22 

“Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.”

This itself can be a blessing if it saves us from a future of eternal separation from God.

Fire is good for cleansing. It sterilises medical instruments and cauterises wounds (though will more than likely result in infection).

rambo 3 cauterise wound with gunpowder

It refines metals (like the kingdoms of this world) and tests our mettle, by bringing out our character (bring out Christ in us), which otherwise would remain polluted by those things that dilute it or compromise it.Metal refinement

So if you are God’s son or daughter do not be surprised to not only stumble upon adversity, but have long prolonged periods of refinement.

Let this be your encouragement in this world. That such a path on which you walk and stumble upon is not confirmation of your condemnation and perdition but rather proof of your redemption and the process of sanctification in your life and conforming to the image of Christ.

As Morpheus says to Neo in the Matrix “There is knowing the path, then there is walking the path.”

Not that Morpheus actually knows what he talking about in these regards, but such a statement is truth, so let’s elevate truth when we hear it.

My Families Blessing … What?

Christian - Pilgrims Progress - Douglas Ramsey paintingThe path the Lord has had me walk has been a growing, backbreaking slog (the picture of Christian prior to loosing his burden, in John Bunyan’s Pilgrims Progress, makes more sense with experience) and derives from the time I specifically prayed that God purge me back around 1993.
(Dumb, but then I was ignorantly bowing to the will of God which is the specific definition of prayer.
Careful what you ask for, but then God already knows what your going to ask for because He put it there in you heart.
When you get a hold of that truth all of a sudden everything becomes calm and still, and you stop fighting for your will to be done or trying to twist God’s arm or Word.
The words “Peace be still” become a present reality in life as the waters of your soul are made quiescent.)

Matthew 11:28-30   “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.  30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Jesus Christ is the fulfilment of the commandments. It is this rest of the 4th commandment which He has given us. A rest from our works of unrighteousness and works of the flesh.

2 Peter 3:16  “As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.”

As you can perceive this path goes back much further than the last few years but that would be more apt to be included in a more detailed testimony which detracts from what I have to impart here.

Emergency

The last 24 months my family has had to contend with a deteriorating condition in my wife which has led to a number of hospitalisations this year, culminating in an admission to emergency.
Presenting in a state of collapse and inability to hold anything, memory loss and a continuing loss in weight etc, I discovered her “serious condition” was a Serious Condition since the emergency Doctor called me asking for my help.

I was later to find out her organs were shutting down and the medical staff were scrambling to see if they could get them to reboot (which is not usually the case once the point of no return has been reached) as they found she was in metabolic acidosis.

Thankfully over the next few days it became clear by the evidence that her organs had begun operating again.
I was told if I had brought her into emergency any later she would have died.

As it turned out and as I pointed out the issue was linked to serious nutritional deficiencies.
An issue that had come up repeatedly and neglected as an issue repeatedly.

This time though we had a wonderful kidney Doctor and Professor who did comprehensive blood work which brought her to my wife’s bedside to conclude and inform us that my wife had a case of wet berriberri. The only case she knew of in Australia since prisoners were released from concentration camps in World War 2.
(I have since then met others who have had exactly the same thing. This also turned out to be just one of the issues.)

You could imagine what a shock such a revelation was to us, even when I was aware of nutrition issues, that put the matter in a proper context.
With so many “professionals” telling us previously it was everything but nutrition (including it is all in the mind), you doubt the clear truth and evidence you know to be true.
That also can occur in this world and even more so within a Church context surrounded by “Christians”, aka the Social Group / Hive Mind.

God can clearly show you in His Word the truth, but our fleshly ears seem to pay greater attention to those we consider “above” us and those “around” us.
But I have come to realise the closest of those to us may be miles away in this world but hold the same love of the truth in Christ.
My brother’s, sister’s and neighbour’s are those who do the will of the Father in heaven.  Mark 3:35

With such a serious situation one would think things would fall apart.

Amazingly they didn’t. In fact it was discovered that our children had a most memorable time having me more reliably at home, in the Word before bed, praising God, praying, and getting them to pick up the slack in doing more chores and helping around the house, even doing their homework without being told to.

We were supported by wonderful brothers and sisters in Christ who brought over regular meals and others helped by looking after my children till I got home from work.
Even work tried to make things more flexible though I came to literally days before I would have to leave my employment.

The children seeing their Mum in such a bad way though had a very sobering effect on them and such things that came out of this were good. It brought them back to the reality of life, the importance of time, and the comfort a godly home brings even in the midst of turmoil.

It brought up the issues of death, eternity, and set everyone’s priorities straight, in the distracting culture and world of the 21st Century, we need to be doing this actively on a regular basis, not only when turmoil strikes our lives.

This brings us to the real question of who are we. Who are you, who am I?
Are you the one who sits in tranquil sterility of a cotton wool Western Culture of safety, provision, comfort, luxury, and nice dainty relationships of puerile tolerance and exulted ignorance. (If you are you will be having a rude awakening a lot sooner than later) reflect on Proverbs 22:3  and Matthew 24:42-44

“A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.”

and

“Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.  43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.  44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.”

Or do you only know who and what you are when you face trial, tribulation, buffeting, vilification, hateful passions of the wrathful, inclement environments and events.
Will you stand or fall?

(Our problem in the West still is not persecution, yet. It is ourselves, our lusts and wicked desires that can be so easily solicited by this Global Sodom and Egypt.
They are using the approach pleasure – avoid pain principle.)

https://www.intellihub.com/liberal-media-outlet-calls-for-disrespecting-all-christians-while-comparing-god-to-a-rapist/

http://www.onenewsnow.com/perspectives/bryan-fischer/2015/10/16/obama-christians-threaten-nation?utm_source=OneNewsNow&utm_medium=email&utm_term=16782242&utm_content=457244438475&utm_campaign=21942

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXUVKqExc4M 
watch this video especially at 1’16” – 1’34”

It is the latter that our cruel / over protective Big Brother and Beast called Government whose hand it intends to stay.

The hand of God, the Father’s disciplinary hand held back so man can revel in his unbridled  licentious passions, filthy fetishes, and wicked wanderings.
Let the straight path be covered with briars and stones of stumbling, may it be hidden from sight, cry the froward tongues.
Cheers with fists punching the sky come from those of froward hearts.

Fist

The principles of protection implemented in preventing hunger, pain, loss, turmoil within, deadening the conscience to the Spirit of truth and praising the virtues of lies and deception. Ignorance is bliss.
But this is truly hell. Separated from Truth, from God, from good, from need and the need to seek. Now one only need to explore self and the god within and discover with all the gurus and spiritual leaders before them that there is nothing there. The great nothingness and the terrifying darkness of an empty life without God. (Genesis 1:2)
May Lakshmi be with you (aka good luck) for God most certainly will not. He will hide Himself and not be found, you who have taken again from that Tree a second time.

The refusal of chastisement proves them to be the bastards they are, unlike Maslow who breaks backs to prove himself the same. see Hebrews 12:8
They try to live Fatherless, absent of the Father of Life, Light and Love.

Of course they disagree vehemently because they redefine the meaning of Life, Light and Love, because they call evil good and good evil.

They wrest the words of God and even the definitions of men. They reshape them, enlarge their morphological borders to encompass multidimensional layers of meaning all for nefarious scheming agendas.

This is because, regardless of the facts, they consider themselves masters of their own universe, they do have a father, the father of lies.

(But be at peace. God has also encased His Word in stratification of meaning, in that the wicked trap themselves in their own devising’s. Job 18:5-21.)

The lesson from all this is to despise all these devices of the enemy. That is the usage as found in Hebrews 12:2-4 

“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.  3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.  4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.”

The word despise in the Greek is katafrone,w kataphroneo .

This is made up from kata meaning to look down and phreneo meaning understanding or thinking or feeling, 

“…to feel contempt for someone or something because it is thought to be bad or without value.”  Louw Nida Lexicon

It means to think little of or have no regard for.
So it is not that he hated the shame as the English word today would convey as something being despicable (aka think of Daffy Duck), but how little it meant in the big scheme of things. Something worthless and contemptible because He could see what good was going to be achieved by it.

Well what fruits I can now see in my family and in my life and the life of my wife is becoming very stark, now the crashing waves of chaos have calmed down to light chop.
(Though new health challenges keep coming up which I take as a challenge for me to seek remedy and grow in knowledge. The lesson is take responsibility for you and your families health, physically and psychologically not just spiritually. Your support in prayer would not go unwarranted.)

Ordo Ab Chao the motto of the Freemasons, Order out of Chaos is not something men in all their scheming can bring forth, but only God.
This chaos I see is served by multiple “coincidences” numerous events and ongoing difficulties culminating and coalescing to complete just one more stage in a grand design in conforming us into Christ’s image, and breaking the beasts image in our hearts and actions.

This has been a reset. A renewing. An opportunity to reassess.

Our children have come to truly appreciate the things that are real and have real meaning. They, like all children, desire time. It tells them they are important. Today’s distractions are there to prevent children from feeling and recognising the desire for time and feel like just a drop in the ocean.

They appreciate our words and instruction (though not always liking it when it addresses them personally in their sin). They are learning to appreciate their mother, learning to be more considerate and understand our efforts of sacrifice.

Appreciating just simple things like new clothes that serve mere need not wants (artificially generated by Catalogues, Advertising and such) was so clear in one of my children recently.
Sometimes being without can be a virtue if it’s lessons are heard.

Yes they are still children and have their moments, many moments, just as God looks at many of us and see we still have our moments (oh man can I have mine), but there is a seriousness that not so much I have noted by my own observation, ( I am the harshest critic of my own parenting), but by the observation of everyone else who we come across.
They are clearly standing out in the eyes of others, Christian or not.

A curious perspective worth indulging a moment, but equally important to ignore and forget else one rests on ones laurels and begins judging ones stance and actions before a holy and righteous God by comparing with those around you. 2 Corinthians 10:12.
A most insane practice which the church has been doing throughout it’s decline over the last 150 years.
Only keep one or two steps behind the world’s decline in each decade and claim the moral high ground. Nothing but self deception.
Now the church has a lower standing before God (morally speaking) than the world did in the 1950’s, if not even the 1990’s. As 1 Peter 4:17  states

“For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?”

Think not what is happening in the world is God judging the world. judgement BEGINS at the house of God!

I have the tendency to set the bar high for my family. I do not expect them to reach it today or tomorrow, but I do expect they are reaching higher tomorrow than they did today.
I expect nothing from them which I do not expect from myself.
Not for salvations sake, for that is in Christ, but for the glory and honour of His Name, that His name be not blasphemed because of our hypocrisy or lackadaisical slackness.

My hope is they will continue in their families, setting the bar higher still, higher than I can even perceive possible in the declined state of mind and spirit I am in, for we have stooped so low and are pathetic.

As I say that, I consider Revelation 2:5

“Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.”

Several years ago God motivated me greatly in applying  Ephesians 5:15-17 to my life, and how I spend my time,

“See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,  16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.  17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.”

How marvellously God has redeemed the time I wasted, time I spent in foolish pursuits, sinful indulgence, God’s grace is miraculous and shockingly… gracious, but has also required my activity not my continued apathy or “waiting upon the Lord”.
There is a time and a place for that and when you are out of the will of God it is paramount you take 2 Corinthians 6:2 into account

“(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)”

This statement in the letter to the Corinthians is a quote from Isaiah 49:8 

“Thus saith the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee: and I will preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages”

God will take us through dry places, trials and testing will take place, but stand in your faith, for like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, the Son of God walks with you and will bring you through the fire.

The love between my wife and I has only grown stronger and she has gone through a rapid transformation herself becoming an almost unrecognisable better version of herself.
I encourage you to pursue obeying the word of God in all things, because it does impact our lives right now, not just in some future time in some ethereal promise.

We have found ourselves discussing things we have not broached before and this has opened up areas where we thought we had understanding when in fact we did not, thus applied the clear commands of the New Testament to our marriage which provides remedies against this wicked world, creates unspeakable joy, and gives experiential glimpses into the relationship of Christ and the Church which itself should give us inspiration for how we also are to relate in our marriages.

We may not be able to do all that we hope but the very fact we know I am seeking to fulfil her needs and be the husband she needs and she is seeking to fulfil my needs and be the wife I need, (not just being the husband and wife we think we want to be for each other which really is still an immature means of seeking self and not your spouse) creates a peace even when we cannot always meet those goals.
Using Christ and the Church as the model for a loving marriage once you begin to both get into the swing of it, you start to not only understand how wise it is but how much joy there is in obedience.

It takes two to tango and we both know we on the same dance floor not just in the same building, or same city.
I hope and pray that Christians awaken to the reality that is living the life Christ expects us to live. I pray we continue to do so and grow into ways we do not know even exist.

Just knowing we are both working to the same end and have the same objectives though the route to meeting those are different for me as they are for her has brought such a peace and strength to us that we are actively looking forward to see how God can use us in the time to come.

As a satellite changes its trajectory by using the orbit of a heavenly body so too the Lord has made further adjustments in the direction of our lives through the use of the difficulties we have gone through, so that instead of going in a general direction of Gods will, we are being aligned in a more precise fashion. (And more to come without a doubt.)

Instead of allowing us to be a “wandering star” we are made to walk in the way. As  Jude 1:13 states

Mexican Wave

 

“Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.”

A wandering star is the Greek word planh,thj  planetes which we derive the word planet. In the ancient world a planet was thought to be wandering which means to be out of the way.
This makes more sense now of that famous song sung by Lee Marvin “I was born under a wandering star”.

The gods were attributed with planets Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus so it makes total sense for the Son of God to come and call Himself the Way.

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6

So if you are going through intense difficulties in your life orient yourself towards getting more in the path, the Way of Christ, you might be heading in the general direction but a simple error over huge distance can result in completely different destinations.

Allow God to reorient your life, your desires, your passions, your fears, your weaknesses and strengths in the direction He wills for you to head.
We need God to do this in our lives because there are some serious gravitational vortexes coming up on the horizon which have been designed to suck everything into a coming global containment system, or should I say, enslavement system.
Ideological, and philosophical gravitational vortices that are on the scale of some galactic comparison to a black hole.
A 21st Century dark age.

Spirit crushing, bestial and soul wrenching, pulling everything you are and believe into tiny pieces. But fear not for God has a way of escape planned out for each of us.

Gravity assistJust as NASA has to plan (predestinate) their mission to get a satellite to pass by certain way points utilising the gravitational pull of planets so too God has planned out the life of His Saints at predestined waypoints where those things of this world that are out of the way are used in His infinite wisdom to reorient us back into His way so we head exactly to the foreordained waypoint in life.

God used persecution in the early church to scatter the Saints so they would spread the gospel, not remaining stagnant in one cloistered location. Acts 8:1-4

“And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles.  2 And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him.  3 As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison.  4 Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word.

He brings His saints through trials and tribulations not to always escape them.

Acts 14:22 

“… we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.”

Here then is our encouragement our patience and our endurance, that as Paul says in Philippians 1:6  

“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:”

We all have our stories and God is working in our lives more directly and blatantly as this worlds glimmer and sheen tarnishes before our eyes.

Even so Come Lord Jesus

In the Wonderful Name of Salvation

CopyrightDunce Scholar 2015

 

PS: Looking forward to amping up the supply of armaments to the saints in coming posts for this battle is a mind war.
Not interested in issuing butter knives, let us together sharpen our Sword of the Spirit that our tongues may speak One Language and make One clear clarion trumpet call to battle.
Raise the standard of Christ who was raised for us.

 

Footnotes:

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Romans 10:16-18

“But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?  17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.  18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.”

2 Corinthians 5:7  

“For we walk by faith, not by sight:”

Seeing doesn’t come by intuition but by revelation.