3:1 What does it mean that the serpent was more subtle
than any beast of the field?
The original for 'subtle'.in
the Bible here.is
'cunning in a bad sense', that is, to do hurt. The devil was in a physical
serpent then. His job is many folded, but his
purpose is definite.
7:14 "In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity
consider; God also has set the one over against the other, to the end that
man should find nothing after."
What does this
The verse is saying to keep
your mind on the present and don't allow the past to rob you of this. Also,
don't allow worry over the future, allowing it to affect
your present state of mind.
for serious consideration by you, asking yourself some questions about
what brought adversity
into your life and what you can do about it and how to make sure it doesn't
to man not finding anything to blame God or anyone else, once he arrives
at an overstanding
of God being all there is, that is, after."considering
13), one comes to see that God
is responsible and in control of
absolutely everything in the physical universe:.Ecclesiastes
3:4. And it's all for our learning, for example, if one doesn't know
about the better pathway of higher consciousness, he couldn't get himself
onto it and away from the evil pathway of life?
It means all there is, all
we are here for, is to choose between
the choices of living good or evil, to choose the
high consciousness way of the Creator or to remain at the low consciousness
we have been in all our lives, the mistake prone
state. Apart from considering
and experiencing contrasts of life,
what is important is living in the present, because the past, present and
future all are static,
so why draw in past negatives
to your life providing your future with them as well, by worrying?
Live in the moment as best you can, negotiate life using the contrasts
you see and the future will take care of itself and past negatives will
lack room to impinge
upon the present. One
finds eternity in the present.
In the coming world, the
contrasts that separate man from man and man from nature will be gone,
such as shown in.Isaiah
In eternity there are no
contrasts with evil things, as evil will be gone. Contrasts such as love/hate,
health/sickness, generosity/greed, harmony/anger, etc. will finally be
things that have passed. Eternity is unity
of good. Contrasts today
are for time experiences here on Earth.
The Everliving Infinite One
has a purpose for each and every
one of us, whether called
now to be awakened to Him or not. He arranges
things in life so that none of us get to rely
too heavily upon the self, as He knows.(1John
only in Christ,
is there the real life.(as
the subject on 'Righteousness' brings
now and on into eternity.
The advice is that, when
things begin to go wrong, consider the attitude of pride
we had in joyful times that made us think that we were just great;
that all things began and ended with us, that things were so good
that we felt they would never end.
is talking about the self of each of us, of which over concern with can
override an attitude of kindliness toward others. Kindness is one of the
high consciousness constructs.
7:22,23 How can people do wonderful works and still be iniquitous,
as it says here?
Iniquity is unrighteousness,
as the original means; also the original means to be without law. What
law is Emmanuel meaning? Verse 12
And, what is unrighteousness?
We know it's sin:.1John
5:17 "All unrighteousness is sin....."
And sin is 'missing the mark' in the original texts. Missing the mark of
what? The high standard of the gift of righteousness
one has by belief.
12:37 "For by your words you'll be justified and by your words you'll
are we either justified or condemned by our words?
Justified means 'to be made
Christ as our Saviour.(meaning
we choose the road of living that has as its base, the principles
of higher consciousness; begin to understand what
Christ is, which will lead to a full overstanding),
we remain in a state of separation from this intelligent higher consciousness
energy we refer to as God the Creator; we remain in a state of condemnation:.John
3:19 "And this is the condemnation.(Romans
5:18), that light is come into
the world and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds
were evil." John 5:24 "Verily, verily,
I say unto you, He that hears my word and believes on him that sent me,
has everlasting life and shall not come into condemnation, but is passed
from death unto life." Romans 6:20
"For when you were the servants of sin, you were free from righteousness.(didn't
know about it)."
6:22 "But now being
made free from sin and become servants to God, you have your fruit
unto holiness and the end everlasting life..(the
purpose in being made free from sin, is so one can have life everlasting)"
If we accept Him.(Proverbs
18:21 "Death and life are in the power of the tongue and they that
love it shall eat the fruit thereof." Romans
10:10 "For with the heart man believes unto righteousness and with
the mouth confession is made unto salvation.").then
all our condemnation is placed upon Him and all His righteousness is placed
5:16-19. This making
us acceptable to the Father and guaranteed to be in His kingdom and
having then the opportunity to be in whatever position
we may qualify for.
8:1 "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ
Emmanuel, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit."
18:20 Do two or more have to be in worship
before Christ will be there?
Emmanuel said this before
His resurrection. Now.(John
26:65-68 and Mark 14:64,65
and Luke 22:63-65, why
were they so cruel to Emmanuel?
4:17 This verse seems to mean something different in the original;
1John 4:17 "Herein is our
perfect (original is 'carried
through completely'), that we may have
can mean 'confidence').in
the day of.(or,
'separating'; a separation from the invisible to the visible side; the
One who became Emmanuel
came from the invisible side, as
did we); because as he.(original
'to be', to exist', to occur').we
in this world.".And
just as Emmanuel had a purpose in coming
here, so have we.
rapport is carried through completely, as we had confidence over the idea
we held in mind, that in its own time it would come out of the invisible
energy and manifest in the world for us'..Speaking
here of how thoughts and their subsequent
feelings create a good or a negative future for a person.
-What are the things men
and women do that cause them to, what it says."forsake
And what to do that's good
is in verse 16,17.
2:16 What does it mean here."to
fill up their sins alway"?
14 and 15. Always read the context if questions arise.
9:5 and Acts 26:14 What's it mean
here to kick the pricks?
It's talking about being
so stupid as to do things that cause you increased harm.
It was an expression back
then. If you kick against a stick with a sharp nail on the end of it what
on earth good did it do for you?
expression is derived
from the action of a stubborn and unyielding ox, kicking against the goad,
a stick with a sharp iron on the end of it. And as the ox would injure
no one by it but himself—as he would gain nothing—it comes to denote an
obstinate and refractory disposition and course of conduct, opposing motives
to good conduct.".Another
interesting is the dog and the
this mean that the Creator only wants the idiots
of the world?
The Creator will eventually
have all in his spiritual kingdom, but at this time is only adding
a few, those regarded by others of rank and wealth to be inferior, those
so steeped in their selfish lives,
they wouldn't give you the time of day:.1John
4:5,6 "They are of the world. Therefore speak they of the world and
the world hears them. We are of God. He that knows God hears us. He that
is not of God hears not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth and the
spirit of error." Colossians 3:2
"Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.(Matthew
4:3 "Even so we, when we were children, were in
bondage under the elements of the world." 1Corinthians
2:12 "Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit
which is of God, that we might know the things that are freely given to
us of God."
-Are we not to make judgments
as it seems to indicate
in Matthew 7:1,2, Luke
It is good to judge what
is going on out there as to whether or not it would provide continual comfort
for you if you adopted it. It is not good to look at everything as
to you as being right or wrong because right and wrong are all part of
Often we blame
others and situations. This is a judgment. We also declare that a flower
has a wonderful scent. This too is a judgment. One is at odds.(in
disagreement; in conflict).with
the love frequency of the universe and the other is in harmony
with it. Monitor
Right and wrong come from
conditioning, from one's likes and dislikes, from what has been accepted
or rejected coming from words and concepts,
both our own and those of others, from books, movies and personal experiences.
Select only that which you feel comfortable with. The key is to know what
is and what isn't comfortable.
Right or wrong is not really
the question. The question is, is it useful and does it predict
results that may be useful? A right direction would be one that provides
something considered better, something devoid
of negatives, something developed in love, something which helps and does
no harm and this is true whether it's a device or a way we deal with others:.Romans
13:10 "Love works no ill to his neighbor..."Abstract.mathematics
is a wonderful exercise and set of models, but the physics
is in the concepts
which the mathematical symbols
represent and which the mathematical operations manipulate.
The physics of usefulness or of what's good and helpful, that is, what's
right and what isn't, is not in the mathematics itself, per
In life its seldom
a case of what's right and what's wrong, unless the mind is made up one
way or the other, because what's 'right' to one person, may be 'wrong'
to another, what seems ok in one situation may not be ok in another. Rahab's
example. If someone may get offended by your habits, don't flaunt
them in front of them:.1Corinthians
It's actually a case of deciding
which is beneficial
for you at this time with all things you know of having been considered
regarding the situation that may be at
You'll need it.(1Corinthians
mankind was made lower than the angels, but only
Ok to judge.John
Considerations in making
judgments 1, 2,