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-1Corinthians 3:20 Why are 'wise' people's thoughts vain?

The word 'wise' in this scripture is 'skilled' in the original Greek. 

The scripture refers to the attitude people may possess when they feel that what they know is superior to their estimation of the capabilities of others: "Boy, I really did a great job on that. I'll bet no one can do it as good as I"..2Corinthians 10:12; 1Peter 1:14; Luke 16:15.

Attitudes are critical. A good peaceful attitude is preferred to wishing to lord it over others for selfish advantage. A good kind attitude keeps you on the love side of life, so necessary to remain in connection with the frequency connected to the invisible Infinite One. Greed blinds people to the real purpose of existence and thus, they selfishly concern themselves with this life only and miss out until later on the real purpose of existence here. A good kind attitude along with actions based on concern for others opens up greater pathways in life. David learned this lesson the hard way:.1Chronicles 22:7-16.

When we lack love and allow knowledge to create an overtone of superiority in us.(1Corinthians 8:1; Psalms 39:6), we, in effect, are admitting ignorance of the realization that our lives here are temporary, a vapor.(James 4:14), thus blinding oneself to the true purpose of existence and excusing ourselves of compassion towards others:.Ephesians 4:18,19; 1Peter 2:15. One without aspirations for an eternity of living is living 'a life of wind'.
 


-1).1Corinthians 12:3 What does it mean here to call Emmanuel "accursed"?

The original has it as "declared, communicated, a thing set up or laid by in order to be kept; specifically, an offering resulting from a vow, which after being consecrated was hung upon the walls or put in some other conspicuous place".

Many men and women into religion, may declare that they are Christian, but often are only 'Christian' in name only. Declaring that they are Christian is one thing, but in works of love, if they fail, they then are only using the name to whatever advantage it may provide to them. These are hypocrites, appearing as one thing one thing and living another. They are of the dark side attitude of the double cross.

-2).1Corinthians 12:3 What does it mean about no man can even say that Emmanuel is Lord but by the Holy Ghost?

The word 'say' in the original means 'to enthusiastically speak one's heartfelt thoughts', or 'speak from a heart affected by'.

Means if you see one who has conviction in his heart about his or her spiritual beliefs, you can be sure that it is sincere.
 


-2Corinthians 5:16 What does it mean to not know anyone after the flesh?

Romans 8:5-9 talks about trying to regulate oneself with law, when now you are a spiritual being in Christ. This is typical of life at the ordinary consciousness level and was true with those in Old Testament times as it is today with those of ordinary consciousness. Look at society today with all its laws, rules and regulations.

Being."after the flesh" and."carnally minded".is talking about the ordinary low consciousness of mankind as compared to the high consciousness of the Creator. Verse 7 tells us why the law, which then contained the established ways of the Creator, the high consciousness things, just did not work. So, a new covenant was needed to bring in a better hope for people:.Hebrews 7:19. It's saying that those of ordinary consciousness just can't be in higher consciousness. Why? It's saying that something more was needed.(verse 3).to show mankind that it was possible to live spiritually in a physical life, a life that would not end.

Romans 8:4 shows that walking not after the flesh means 'not trying to get yourself right with God' by a lot of physical do's and don'ts because sin no longer counts with the Creator. Only Christ in you counts:.Colossians 1:27 ".....Christ in you, the hope of glory." Romans 11:36 "For of him and through him and to him are all things, to whom be glory for ever. Amen."
 


-2Corinthians 11:2  What's it mean here where it says."you might well bear with him"?
-Galatians 5:21 Is this saying that if we still."envy", we aren't going to be in the Kingdom of God?

Who are the."they".which do such things that this verse is talking about? Paul is drawing a contrast between those who do and those who are not like that and in his letter to the Ephesian church back then, reiterates the same thing there:.Ephesians 5:5-7 "For this you know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no man deceive you with vain words. For because of these things comes the wrath of God.(the wrath of God comes from the result of the universal laws set up, in this case being we reap what we have sown).upon the children of disobedience.(who are they?). Be not you therefore partakers with them.(don't be taking a part in ordinary low consciousness things anymore:.1Corinthians 6:11)."

Note that he is talking about the children of disobedience, or as the original has it, 'the children of unbelief', those not yet on the spiritual pathway of life. He is making a contrast, showing that it is for us as Christians to decide to be different from that which we were when 'in the world', in the world of ordinary consciousness living.(2Corinthians 6:14-17), before our conversion and receiving the Holy Spirit.

Being a Christian means moving from the negatives that hurt you and others and coming to the ways of God, which are the ways of higher consciousness. We can be sure that if we are Christian, we are in the Kingdom of God now, even if we still do sin. Because, we are the children of faith, the children of the faith of Christ, thanks to Christ's righteousness being imputed to us. One of the reasons He died was to be our righteousness. 

And because we are Christ's workmanship now, it's His responsibility to guide us in our spiritual growth leading to getting a great reward there. How does this guidance come?

Paul is saying that if Christian, then we are not under the law of sin and death anymore. More on ways of the flesh.

In his letter to the Galatian church, Paul is showing the works of the flesh.(Galatians 5:19-21).and contrasts these negative results with the fruits of true spirituality, which come as a result of higher consciousness, far away from the ego level which has caused all the problems in the world through the all encompassing.negativity that prevails.(due to the individual and collective thinking of humanity).that we have and predisposes us to dark side influences and the tools of the dark side

James 4:8 ".....purify your hearts, you double minded."
Galatians 5:22-25 "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance, against such there is no law.(what does that mean?). And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.".Contrast with the dark side.
   More on fruits of the Spirit.


-Deuteronomy 29:29 Why would the Creator keep these things secret if we are equal with Him as is says in.Philippians 2:5,6?

Original Hebrew is 'desires hidden come to pass God uncovers makes known the son to the degree forever work, accomplish, produce, words spoken the law' and from this the translators came up with what they did.

Paraphrased from the point of view of understanding the heretofore secret power of Creator-God available now to all of us: 'Desires hidden come to pass or, come about, when God makes known the work.(your work).that produced the son.(you are the father of your thoughts; your son is the result being manifest of those thoughts), that is now forever.(or, integrated with this pervading energy of all that is).because words have been spoken into Universal Law.(the Intelligent Energy of the all that is existent).

-Ezekiel 14:9.Why would Creator-God, being good, do such a thing as this; deceiving in order to destroy these type of humans?

Creator-God.is good! Creator-God is not out to destroy anyone. We destroy ourselves unless we ask God for help to get away from this and we know how to do this because of the many prompts that come to us daily. We can ignore those prompts and remain where we are in our hearts, because God never overrides anyone and never strikes anyone out. So, with that in mind, let's have a look at it working down to this verse from verse 1.

Ezekiel was speaking with some elders of ancient Israel who wanted to be as Ezekiel was, a prophet, as verses 1 with 9 shows. At this time of speaking with these elders, these would-be prophets, something welled up in Ezekiel's mind from God.

God said that these men with whom he was sitting had idols in their heart which were blocking any inspiration from God to them and because of that, God would answer them according to what was still in their hearts. This is because of the universal law that one reaps what he has sown. So, how does one reach another spiritually if the other is not inclined to spiritual concerns? They are effectively blinded and locked out due to their own thinking.

Carrying on, God notes to Ezekiel that because of this they are estranged from Him. So, God tells Ezekiel to tell those with him, in order to get back with God and receive inspirations, they must change, they must get away from these idols in their minds and any other thoughts that keep the Creator out.

Then God says what His position is with those that maintain an ungodly stance. These would-be prophets sitting with Ezekiel would only be able to provide untrue inspirations to others who may regard them as a prophet and that God is responsible for deceiving them because they wanted to be a prophet but didn't want to change from the idols they held close in their heart so they could be genuine. So they were 'falsies'.

Verse 10 then says that they'll bear their own punishment, that is, anyone who takes advice from them will find out the advice was worthless and thus deride the one who provided the advice, destroying their reputation as elders.

These selfish types cared not for the spiritual condition and growth of others, but rather, simply wanted to appear pious and approved for the sake of getting money from them for their phony advice.

This is similar to what Micaiah declared in the presence of King Jehoshaphat and King Ahab.(2Chronicles 18:1-34).where the four hundred prophets of Ahab were possessed by a lying spirit:.verses 19-22.


-Matthew 18:7.What is this verse referring to?

Offenses are causes of suffering and anguish. When you are offended you feel upset and may want to avenge your feelings upon that which you feel caused the situation.

Feeling offended can put one into missing the mark of high consciousness living. 'Missing the mark' is the original word meaning for the word 'sin' in the Bible.

"for it needs be that offences come".part of the verse, means that offences come automatically because of being in the lower consciousness, the ego consciousness.(Ephesians 6:12).of mankind, as mankind has been in by default since he's been on Earth and this is so that he would begin thinking on 'surely there must be some better way' and by this thinking would seek for a better way, a better way which he can find and live by, if he has the heart to do so. This was the problem with those of old; those in Old Testament times never had a heart for the higher consciousness things of God.

"woe unto the world because of offences".part of the verse, means that offending anything is out of alignment with high consciousness ways and therefor the thinking causing such offending is added to the collective consciousness, becoming part of the problem for further negatives for mankind. Mankind today desperately needs to be on the side of solutions to all the negatives in order to fix them; that's why man is here, to fix them all. But why is he that way in the first place?

"but woe to that man by whom the offence comes".part of the verse, means that this person has both provided more negativity for all mankind, thus making it more difficult for others to disengage from negativity and set himself or herself up for the automatic working of the universal law of man reaps what he has sown


-Isaiah 5:16 What does."exalted in judgment".and."Holy God being sanctified in righteousness".mean?

Because we are so ingrained in the ego level of existence, which is far and away from the higher consciousness things of God, the way to have God be the prominent driving purpose to life, is to exalt Him. So, how does one do that?

It requires a transformation, a change from thinking that has kept one stuck at the low consciousness ego level and moving instead into higher consciousness thinking.

To make the change.(change is what the Bible calls repentance).one makes judgment then decides. Once the decision is made, the soul will draw you to it like a magnet and you'll be on the spiritual highway of all good, for you and others.

"Holy God being sanctified in righteousness".means...
 

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