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Tread lightly, my son…

I am a ‘abyie-normal'(reference to a statement in ‘Young Frankenstein’ kind of person. I am always swimming upstream in alot of arena’s. Religion is one of them. I will go up against the norm to challenge it to let it stand up to ‘not persecution’ but to ‘pillars of truth’.

I find it funny and at the same time, sad, that it would come to this but it always what happens when something ‘different’ or ‘new’ to someone when it is challenged to someone’s theology or institution.The ‘log’ that impedes our eyesight is that we not ‘see’ but that we haven’t ‘seen’, because we have been “soundbit’n” for over 500+ years thru the channels of the ‘church’.

Let me expound on this, a Pastor is person that is trying to speak to one small snippet of scripture of a theme,human righteousness, a story, or even a exegesis of a few verses. This paradigm is flawed. It is not using a Corporate Narrative to the Word of God. It(church) cannot ever work this way. The ‘Message’ or ‘Narrative’ cannot be told in a million soundbites over countless Sundays.

I am not sure if it possible to do this with any “Message” to the whole world at a level of this enormous level at a time. But what I do believe that as ‘hearers’ of the Word, or the ‘readers’ of the Word, that we(all) can finally ‘see’ the narrative of God’s story. I believe by starting from the beginning of the story and methodically seeing what God is moving the story along to get to his final scene, that Rest will come to Him.

It is the sincerity of the believers that will bring this mission of uniting all of us to the true Gospel to the World. Reading God’s word with the intent of ‘seeing’ Genesis 1-2 as God’s defining moment of His Kingdom. Realizing that God’s plan for all to be indwelt in the Holy Spirit as is His Son, thus given the title “Sons of God” a reality for all.

My skepticism of the current model is with alot of evidence to this reality of the ‘church'(assembly), one aspect of this would be the fact that the ‘disciples’ have no knowledge of the scriptures after 40+ yrs in the building that was supposed to do this exact thing, learn the word! There seems to be no rhyme or reason of the ‘teaching’ of the word, skipping from here to there in the bible, without any obvious relation to each other. Not realizing that the ‘sole’ issue of the bible starts at the beginning of the narrative, Genesis 1-2, has just been a blind spot from the very beginning of the reformation to now. Although, there seems to be some light shining from this corner, that is gaining some steam to see that this is where the story begins and that it is the Catalyst for the rest of the narrative til the final two chapters in the bible.

It is because we have been down the wrong road from the ‘Y’ intersection that we have missed the wrong message of christianity. It wasn’t about ‘trying’ to get to ‘Heaven’, but it was about having a ‘people’ holy enough to have ‘Heaven’ be on earth as the ‘New Creation’ or the New Kingdom of God.

This concept is now being realized in many of the roads outside the corner church’s, and even in some, it is realized inside the church’s. This is the beginning of what I believe to be the light that will have to be seen not only to the christians inside the building, but also outside in the road’s and highways of the world.

What has really surprised me in all this transfiguration of events is that it was not ‘seen’ sooner. When I have read the bible thru my own studies, I, one, have had problems ‘seeing’ the message that I always was given on sunday morning, there was no evidence of it to be seen. Secondly, I was seeing in plain site the real eternal purpose of God in front of me in the scriptures. Which leads me to another interesting observance of God.

Thru my studying and my involvement with other bible enthusiasts, I have had many ‘words’ used to describe things in the bible. One, being ‘hardened’, which was used in another topical discussion. But it got to me in thinking about it and the usage in the bible, especially in the Old Testament, it was used quite frequently for different times that God was having to deal with individual people or an entity of a group. I believe that God ‘hardened’ Israel to not ‘see’ their Messiah(Jesus) during a prolonged time until it was to be a ‘eye opening’ moment for the Whole World to observe in an Act of God to Showcase His Son, the Savior of the World!!

It is at this time, that the World will come to Him(thru Israel) the servant King to unite all(Israel,Gentile) to come and bow down to the God of All!!

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some ramblings

It is just Awesome!

The amazing thing about searching God is the truths that come out through people,authors,bible,and just pausing in life to see God.

Let me expand on this subject. My take on our journey as christians, has taken a erroneous  turn that has taken us away from the truth.What I mean from this is that we missed alot from the bible in how we perceive it. We read the words, then either memorize them, or take them for their existence in the bible and that is it.

I believe where we have gone wrong is that we have missed two stories behind the words. One is the actual context behind the  story or event that was going on in a particular passage. We need to understand the nuances behind the event or the author.Who was the author talking to?What were the circumstances going on around the event? Why was he talking to these people?We could actually know the author’s purpose in writing the words that he did.

My solution to this problem is also knowing the history or some different aspects of the Jewish lives and their understanding of the world at their time. We may have missed some key perspectives on why and how God’s people did not have “faith” in God.

The second story is behind the previous story is that their is either a inference or an actually symbolic meaning of the story of event. Now, this is sometimes considered a touchy subject with people and how they view the bible and it’s understanding. If one can start by seeing one symbolic thing in the scriptures you can start to see others if you are looking from those glasses.You will eventually find out that they all start to point to each other and tell a whole story. The bible will come alive to you as read from then on!

Looking at events through symbolic eyes is really astounding to do and once you see things in this different light, you won’t go back. I am not sure if  this is because you see a part of the big picture of God or it is just God let’s you see His eternal purpose. From experience, over the last few years I have seen the bible in a totally new light, it is like a whole new story of God.

If this revelation from God in the bible is from a “spiritual realm” then it has to be different than that what we could ever imagine or write, we need to be aware of this about God. He is an “Eternal God”. A God from outside of this world,time and space.

I challenge you to “look” at the bible from a different perspective of looking deeper into the meaning of the words of the bible,even the most mundane and reoccurring ones. They all have meaning behind them throughout the bible.

Another key way to understand the scriptures is to pray-read the bible. Huh? Pray-reading the bible is praying as you read the word to be in the spirit of God while reading his thoughts. It does make a difference. After all, the words(God) are alive, aren’t they!?

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