-What did the Creator
mean in these verses?:.John
4:22 "salvation is of the Jews" Romans
1:16 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ. For it is the power
of God unto salvation to every one that believes, to the Jew first.(why
to the Jew first?.Romans
also to the Greek."
The original for the word
"of" in this verse can also mean "from" and "out from"; that is, the Jews.(the
ancient tribe of Israel
1:50,53; 3:6-9; 16:8,9}).which
had the special position of keeping charge of things to do with the
3:1,2 "What advantage then has the Jew? Or what profit is there of
circumcision? Much every way. Chiefly, because that unto them were
committed the oracles
Romans 9:4,5 "Who
whom pertains the adoption and the glory and the
Israel has the old; spiritual Israel
has the new).and
the giving of the law and the service of God and the
promises; Whose are the fathers and of whom as concerning the flesh
came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen."
had come through the Jews. They had the law, the temple and the service
of the Creator and it was natural that the gospel should be proclaimed
to them before it was to the Gentiles.
The order in which the gospel was actually preached to the world was first
to the Jews, then Gentiles. See Acts
Chapters 2 and 10; Matthew
13:46 "It was necessary that the word of God should first have been
spoken to you, but seeing you put it from you and judge yourselves unworthy
of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the Gentiles.".Matthew
who by the Scriptures have obtained some knowledge of God, know whom they
worship. The word of salvation was of the Jews. It came to other nations
through them. Christ justly preferred the Jewish worship before the Samaritan,
yet here he speaks of the former as soon to be done away. God was about
to be revealed as the Father of all believers in every nation."
6:6 with James 1:13.Why
did Emmanuel tempt this man, as the original has it, when James says that
Creator tempts no man?
6:6 is where Emmanuel was attempting to bring to the mind of Philip,
may have known about Emmanuel's divinity, which obviously wasn't a real
active belief much at this time. This was the time before his receiving.(Luke
24:49; Acts 2:1,5).the
Spirit. Emmanuel had the
of the Holy Spirit, not Philip, yet.
Emmanuel can read one's
12:25 "And Emmanuel knew their thoughts....." Luke
6:8 "But he knew their thoughts....."
Emmanuel knew what was in
Philip, but He wanted Philip to see that he needed greater comprehension
of the reality of His.(Emmanuel).divinity;
did have the power of God with Him and in Him. This was for Philip's benefit.
Truly, the Creator tempts no man to go backwards into negativity. Instead
it's always and only, upward and onward, although God sometimes works with
another's negative state to fulfill His overall purposes, as he did in
9:41 What did Emmanuel mean when he said."if
you were blind, you would have no sin"?
A 'blind' person, blind
to the words of the Creator, can't understand them:.Matthew
13:15-17. God has to open
his mind before he sees where his actions and thoughts were out of
sync with the ways of love. If the words of God are important to you, He
has opened your mind.
Emmanuel was answering a
here in John 9:40,41. They had said
they understood, so:.Matthew
12:34,37. When one knows better and doesn't do it, he is sinning.('missing
the mark' as the original has it):.James
4:17. However, thanks to Emmanuel, this 'missing the mark' is not
held against those who then believe in Him. Most of the Pharisees didn't
believe Him or in Him at all.
14:23 What's it mean."damned
if I eat"? Lose salvation?
Paul in this chapter is talking
of not giving offence to any new Christians who may be observing your behavior.
Being confident in the Lord
thanks to this and this,
does not preclude
being careful in living one's life in an unoffensive manner.
The keys are
16 and 19. A Christians' attitude should be to assist others to arrive
at his level of confidence in the Lord and do nothing to hinder
one on the road toward that. We all are to arrive at the point where we
are confident that God is in all we do, so that all we do can be done with
If one becomes offended,
perhaps because his belief structure is not fully formed as yet.(*),
then that could make him feel that others are not in the Lord as he and
a division in his mind can be caused, perhaps making him think that he
is either too far 'down the pole' and thus discourage him, or, that 'these
are the types of people that I don't feel comfortable with'. The people
of God, often referred to as Christians, are a
family; but as Paul is saying here, be sure
to consider all family members and just where it is that they are at in
their spiritual growth.
If you cause one to doubt
and perhaps be unsure of himself in the Lord, then he may feel not good
enough or unworthy, as the original word for 'damned' is, here in this
verse. This could hinder his growth. We all need encouragement
and especially so being a new spiritual person.
to losing salvation...
8:58 What did Emmanuel mean when He said."Before
Abraham I Am"?
Emmanuel often refers in
the scriptures to His continuous consciousness with the Infinite Intelligence,
the part of Him and all of us that is beyond time, the part that our
souls have connection with, the consciousness that flows through the
soul, the individual filters we all have, as that consciousness, that energy,
flows into what we are used to calling as physical bodies. For much more
on understanding the soul, go to your library and get the audio CD's by
Chopra on Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul.
does it mean where it says."my
thoughts are not your thoughts and your ways not my ways"?
It means that without being
in the higher states of consciousness that are available
for us to be in, we will be so ruled
by our egos that we'll have no desire strong enough to fulfill our
real purpose for being here. Few have the intention to fulfill what was
the real purpose for what we call Christ coming to Earth in the physical
form of Emmanuel:.John
10:34; Psalms 82:6; Philippians
it mean here where it says."Be
The word holy is explained
10:37; Mark 10:29; Luke
does it mean here that we are unworthy if we love our father or mother
more than Emmanuel? What kind
of an idiot is this Emmanuel anyway?
8:17 and Mark 4:22 state that nothing
ever stays a secret, but 1Peter 4:8
says that love covers a person's wrongdoing. Sounds contradictory.
Luke and Mark were talking
about the importance of examining the dark side each of us have:.2Corinthians
examine it? In this examination
time one will see clearly his dark side,
shadow, because a person's soul
will reveal it.
So, don't be down on yourself
when you see yourself making mistakes. Read how
Paul was. Just leave the self-hurt away until you can have a look at
it in your quiet meditation and
1Peter 4:8 is talking of
the power of love to slay the ego motivations, the
source of sin in us.
If you sincerely love others,
that is, truly want the best for them, even though you may have
offended them, their soul will show them, that you in your heart, meant
them no harm or at least, you got over it quickly, if you did. Always be
loving to all and you won't feel a contradictoriness.
16:15 and Matthew 24:14 says
to."go into all
the world" and here
it says to come out of the world? Seems confusing.
In these scriptures Emmanuel
was wanting his disciples
to get the good news of the gospel.(word
'gospel' means 'good news').of
the wonderful message of the kingdom of the Creator out to others living
in the world that then was. Why was this important? Isaiah
8:22 "For we know that the whole creation groans and travails
in pain together until now."
But, what else were the disciples
to do? They were to show the importance of Christ:.Acts
10:42 "And he commanded us to preach unto the people and to testify
that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead.(and
just who was this 'he'that was ordained of God?' None other than the
Silence , the Creator-Father from which all else came and which
includes the universal laws that judge us; because none
in the God family specifically judges any one of us)."
scriptures where the disciples were telling others to come out of the
world, here the world being referred to was the world of evil. An admonition
to stay away from getting yourself into that which could rob you of spirituality.
what were their deeds?
The word traces down to 'victory'
and 'people'. Since their deeds have to do with people and victory and
those deeds were not in favor with the Creator, we can say that the deeds
were not of love and love is of high consciousness.
The deeds not of love are
the ones of selfishness, greed and control over others, causing them harm
in some way. These are the deeds of people having a low
level of consciousness who care not how something may affect another
as long as there is advantage in it for them. Such was ancient Balaam.
They appear to be some group
for control by using methods we can call evil, because they were not out
for the best for others.(*).and
may have been using any tactics
they could get away with, like Balaam did.
Apparently, from verse 14,
they had doctrines based on Baal.