12:15 talks about a root of bitterness. What is this?
A root of bitterness is falling
resulting from a lackadaisical
approach to the spiritual pathway of life including meditation, contemplation,
a falling from this into working regarding one's believed stance
with God, often religiously, that is, trusting in one's own ability, instead
of believing that you are righteous by faith
and faith alone and this thanks to.Emmanuel
An example of this from the past:.1Kings
Working in your own ability
which is living from what you feel necessary to get right with God takes
time away from any relationship
you can have with God made possible by faith in Emmanuel the Christ.
When one feels he has to do things to get right with God, to do things
to get God to answer, he obviously
is feeling out
of sorts with God and this hinders
a relationship with Him.
One's relationship with God
is by faith alone:.Hebrews
11:6. All one has to do is ask from their heart for help from God:.Matthew
that passes all understanding"?
In the original the word
'understanding' is 'mind'. The verse is talking of what is beyond the mind
and that's the soul. This is
accessed by meditation.
referred to this as being 'in a trance'. It is the stillness that comes
when we are alone in the dark and quiet.
Here the mind becomes still and is one with the
Infinite Intelligent Energy of the universe, which itself is
stillness, the Silence, sensing messages that well
up to conscious attention.
12:17 indicates that sometimes God doesn't accept repentance. How can
The word repentance means
'change'. Change is not
to being saved. We were saved since the beginning:.2Timothy
1:9. It's just that most people have not
yet been awakened to that.
Being 'saved', being
in a saved state,
is a process of growing in high quality character
Christ revealed; growing in it so that one's
reward will be high and this by means of an individual decision to
do better for the self and for others:.Matthew
22:36-40. It's a moving from low consciousness to a higher consciousness
level of being.
The Old Testament example
Rahab the prostitute was all about
change not being a requirement
for being on the road
to salvation, that is, being saved.
It's not your repentance.
You could not even repent unless the Creator enabled it to be so:.Acts
5:31 "Him has God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a
Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel
and forgiveness of sins.".They
didn't know it, but they were already in a state of forgiveness, but if
one is unaware of it, what good is it to him or her until they awaken to
4:3 "For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As
I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest, although the
works were finished from the foundation of the world.(2Timothy
Does it make sense that Creator-God
would not accept a heart concerned
about changing towards good? Of course not! It's not that one 'works
on and fights sin' to eradicate
it in order to be pleasing to the Creator, but rather inculcates
righteousness moving one then from error filled ways and into new life,
called in the Bible, born again. Righteousness
doesn't come from what you may do or have done. It comes from what Christ
is, has done and given to you for a gift:.Romans
The Creator has
looked after sin, for all people and for all time. The true change
comes from knowing that one is righteous.(brings
the power of God into
that your sins don't count with Him,
in fact never did!
Why could Esau not find
repentance, even though he wanted it?.Hebrews
26:34,35 shows that Esau was a source of grief
for his parents Isaac and Rebekah.
Rebekah wanted her son Jacob to receive all the blessings he could, obviously
not caring too much for Esau:.Genesis
27:1-45. Esau, after making a deal with his brother Jacob,
wanted his brother to change his mind in his favor, after he got what he
wanted from his brother. In Genesis
25:27-34 is the story.
Paul's point here.(Hebrews
that we must be diligent
in keeping the grace of the Creator in our lives.(in
our hearts and minds).and
not be consumed with immediate physical concerns as was Esau. See 'Compassion'.
12:22-24 What is this saying?
It is saying to focus
13:17 This sounds authoritarian and totalitarian?
A better translation would
be 'Trust those who lead you into a fuller understanding of Christ to enable
you to better serve God' and
that would be by understanding grace:.Hebrews
The original for 'obey' is
'have confidence in', 'allow yourself not to be skeptical of'.(some
of us are skeptical
about most everything).and
original for the word 'rule' is 'lead'.
Obey is translated 'persuaded'
Matthew 27:20, translated 'trusted'
in Matthew 27:43, 'agreed' in Acts
5:40, 'made' and 'friend' in Acts
12:20, 'believed' in Acts 17:4,
'yield' in Acts 23:21, 'confident'
in Romans 2:19 and so on. To check
other occurrences get the
4:5 What does envy
mean as mentioned here?
In the New
Testament the word 'envy' means 'corruption', an evil purpose; except
where the word means 'burned with zeal', 'to boil with heat' and 'excitement
of the mind'. What kind of evil purpose would envy cause in a person?.Matthew
Henry's Concise Commentary gives this definition."Envy
is grieving at the good of another".or
'envy is grieving
over what another has and/or what they are like'. They may be wealthier,
happier, better dressed, good looking.(*).and
have more positive qualities than another. God will
look after you. Trust God!
Testament, envy meant
God was jealous, but not a low consciousness jealously:.Exodus
God was protective of those His love was toward and His heart was to love
them so much in hopes they would continue to look to God so He could continue
blessing them. But alas,
27:4 "Wrath is cruel and anger is outrageous, but who is able to stand
9:24 What did the man mean here?
The man craved
more faith. The phrase."help
continuous help. The man wanted to continuously grow in faith. Those with
Emmanuel at the time, those persons called His disciples.(learners
desired to grow in faith:.Luke
Ephesians 2:8; Philippians
1:29; 2Thessalonians 1:3;
5:6; Hebrews 12:2.
2:20 What's it mean to glory in our sufferings?
The word 'glory' means 'to
think like the Creator' in the original. This is many people's hope
once they become awakened to the purpose of life.
God is reproducing Himself
expressions, us! And what
does this do for you? When one glories in
trials and sufferings, he thinks like the Creator regarding them, from
point of view, has Creator's mind on things. The next verse tells of
following the example of Christ's suffering.
are we to follow the example of 'suffering' of Christ?
The word 'glory' refers to
the hope of humanity, the hope to be free of that which ails
him as he or she goes through life.
5:6-8 What about the omission
in most newer translations of this?
The question regarding the
subject of the 'Trinity'
has information on this. Perhaps also you may want to have a look at 'Holy
is the witness this verse is talking about?
Witness refers to someone
able to provide firsthand account of something seen and remembered, such
as 'he witnessed an incredible view'.
The verse means you are in
higher consciousness when believing. When in the
higher frame of living you are witnessing the record the Infinite One
gave of his son, that of being a
light to others by one's character,
which reflects what is
will this character,
this spirit which was the same in quality that Emmanuel
8:16; 1John 5:1,11; John
3:16; 1Corinthians 2:12.
are we changed into the image of the Infinite One?
See the scripture in the
it seems to be saying that it was His raising from the dead that was important?
I thought it was His death that saved us?
The verse is saying that
if He hadn't raised, how do we know for sure that He died thus making atonement
for all sin. He would have been viewed as an imposter. The verse is emphasizing
the credibility of His death.
The verse says that if Emmanuel
had not died and been raised, that even after we move into the disembodied
sleep humans call death as also mentioned here in this passage in verses
18-20), we would even then have
does it mean."by
came to understand some spiritual things?
Paul took time to be in
the dark and quiet. In these times the Infinite Intelligence wells
up into the mind specific things for each individual, as God does
not want clones. This is the actual power of God that works:.Ephesians
I say unto you, Whatsoever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven
and whatsoever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."
It's talking of things of
the mind by both believing those things one knows about and wanting them
to be effective in the life of self and in the lives of others. These things
are bound by this in the mass consciousness of humanity, often called the
record. In this way for example, kindness
can affect the world for good.."Higher
states of consciousness leads to elimination of any
destruction. When the majority of the collective consciousness has
achieved high consciousness then any destruction will be impossible.(including
the enemy the.Bible.calls
Since the Creator is life, all that promotes destruction is of non life
and therefore not of the Creator.(and
herein we see a lock).
Animals eating other animals does not promote destruction but rather keeps
destruction away by ensuring a balance in nature."....Grigori
3:16-19 Are we to regard this passage in scripture as instruction for
Follow through the passages
on Ezekiel from 1:1.
9:31 Where it says "God hears not sinners", I thought God forgives
clear this up.