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Same song, different verse

My blogs have covered a multitude of topics of Christianity and its many other subcategories, but I have always sung my importance of starting with the ‘beginning’ of anything, let alone christianity.

I have blogs that have said as much many times. I want to emphasize it again here.

The message is in the beginning of God’s plan. Genesis is a wealth of the informative clues to all of God’s redemptive path to freedom. One might say it is the blueprint of His Eternal Purpose. All of his clues to ‘Life’ are in the first five books of the OT, and the prophets. God’s plan for freedom was induced for His people in the beginning of the ages but it was not seen by them as they were blind. God’s plan can be very hard to understand and follow but it will come to fruition in the Lord’s time.

The path that we must take to ‘open our eyes’ to see God’s plan begins with His original plan of Mankind and His Kingdom. This eye opening moment of man to ‘see’ God’s instituting his Kingdom must come from the failed attempt by his creature of seeing it,himself. We must do some very investigative study of the first five books and the prophets of the bible. The message was not started just in the New Testament, as we have all thought or use as our reference for ‘evangelism’ as we have thought that this is where God gives his Son as the escape of slavery from sin. But it began in the beginning of man’s life in the garden,He was going to be the Caesar of his own World. It is in this scenario that changed things. It is God’s plan to put ‘US’ back in that same Garden, to continue His Kingdom.

This is where we must start in our ‘Renewing our Mind’ on how we see the rest of the scriptures, to take us back to this scenario. It is long and arduous journey of mankind to ‘see’ and to live as if we are getting to take the next step of when Revelation 21-22 come into fruition. The end of the narrative story has got to match the scene in the beginning.

Using this blueprint of the beginning and the end picture, the details and the journey must achieve God’s plan of redemptive love and forgiveness for all to be given Grace. This is another key to understanding this narrative of God, it all about the body of Christ, all of his creation is the subject of this narrative, it began as a corporate story and it will end in a corporate way. This must be taken into account in all theology studies to achieve the storyline.

This is to cover up the existence of those ones that take the little snippets out the scripture to make a point of anything they want. This is not only poor exegesis but poor study habits of an individual or of a group. Remember, this is a narrative story, so the story will be pieced together as a regeneration of mankind to God’s Love for his creation.

By using this formula of knowing the start and end of God’s plan, we can see that “all things work together for the Glory of the Lord”!

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God’s Blueprint-Start to finish

As with humans, especially men I think, we always start with a sketch of a plan on a scratch of paper.

Now that sketch maybe crude in it’s first design for a man, the intent is there in what he is trying to accomplish. The other thing that a man will accomplish is the final result of that little sketch on the paper.

This too, is exactly what God set himself up to do. His sketch on the paper that he had was Genesis 1-2. It was initiated in the plan to create mankind and to have it flourish and to represent His image of Him to all the world. He created the design of mankind at God’s own. He spoke of design, and it happened. It was His authority with his credentials of being the creator. It is His Will that is supreme and authoritative in this case. What was designed in Genesis 1-2 is the rock, the affirmation that the blueprint is solid, without cause. God’s word is God’s word. It was his blueprint.

God’s design was as I have said to have mankind as his image in the earth, a true word picture of an image of Him in the world. Now, re-read this last sentence. What does this look like or sound like to you as something that we do today? Church. The image of God inside a building as the word picture of the example of the garden of eden. But, let’s relook at this again, this is what it looks like, at first, but is it really?

God’s blueprint is different. It was all of mankind(everyone) in the Temple(the world), not a location. As it is today.

Now let’s fast forward to Revelation 21-22. What it paints in the word picture of what God’s finished product is His original blueprint in Genesis 1-2. I wish I could just print out here the whole 2 chapters of Revelation 21-22 but it would be better if you would read it for yourself and read it carefully.

Genesis 1-2, Revelation 21-22, these two references are what is commonly known as the ‘sinless’ chapters of the bible. It is the two example of what is ‘of God’ for He is Holy. This is the example that Mankind should be following. NO exemptions.

It is the finished product, it reality. As Jesus said. “It is finished”! It is really finished!! It is God’s blueprint put to full and complete reality. This is God’s design, all done. Blueprint is complete in it’s entirety.

This is our reality to understand God’s blueprint from the beginning. Genesis 1-2, the creation story is so key to understanding God’s ‘rest of the story’, that if we do not get the first part of the story right then we will going down the wrong road, with a totally different scenario and end result. Which we have! This is the predicament that we are in now. We have gone down the wrong road.

God’s blueprint is solid. It’s the real deal. No exceptions, It’s His. The Creator cannot be overruled or made accordingly for mankind. It is supreme, Holy, Perfect, and the Only Way.

Let us ‘see’ the blueprint of God for what it is. “The Way”, The Truth. By following the schematics of it we WILL become the result we see in Revelation 21-22!!

Hallelujah, Forever and ever!!

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Issues

Since I have previously spoke about the church’s problems pertaining to the last couple hundreds of years,especially in the united states, one being the ‘individualism’ of the Gospel that the church has presented to the world, I have a question for those that have issues with this.

The question is: Would these ‘issues'(we all know what they are,the ones that have been in the forefront of the news for awhile) be non-existent if We were to have the mindset of God’s people, not the ‘one’ but the ‘all’ as the corporate body. No pushing the singular aspect of God’s marching us on to the ark, one by one, but Everyone jumping in the Ark at the same time?

What say you? Feedback is appreciated! Questions or comments.

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‘To See’=’The Church’

This blog will be my only writing of the ‘state of the church’ looking from the outside. Otherwise I will be always writing within the realm of the Church.

This view of the world, is from personal experience of the looking for the influencing factor of christianity in my world.

It is coming from this perspective that you will be amazed on what you actually ‘see’ or don’t ‘see’. If we use as our baseline of what a christian is,christianity is, or being Christ like, as told in Matthew as Jesus tells us. You see that it encompasses alot of things in life, from your daily life, your work life, and just your being in God’s realm.

The bubble that we seem to have used in defining this life has been the brick and mortar ‘church’, with a spokesman that has led us to the place that we are now. But what is the telltale sign of its redeeming value in God’s Kingdom. What qualities should we be seeing in the world, our neighbors,our friends or our family? What does it look like? Who is apart of it.?

The litmus test is the daily life of our Christ like being that will tell us if we are doing God’s work. I have over the last few years been in a environment where there is alot of interaction of a plethora of people from various backgrounds interacting in informal ways to just tend to business of life. Alot of people, alot of interaction. Just life. It is nothing new. It is the same old thing that has has gone on for centuries. Has anything changed? Should it? Does it need to change? What influence would make it change, on how we act from last century to this century?

So, If the christianity influence in the world has been the ‘ideal’ situation of telling the ‘Gospel’ to them, it should be showing the results in our daily lives, in yours and mine. But how? and by who.

I’ll be honest, I don’t ‘see’ it. I don’t.

What does it look like? Who’s being ‘different’? What are they doing?

I guess it means that I don’t ‘see’ Christ.

I don’t see individuals just being Christ daily.

Why?

Is it the system, the church, the pastor, the people, the message, the paradigm?

What’s wrong?

Something has to change, but what is it.

What if there was something that were missing in the storyline of the Bible?

Is it a different paradigm that we need to look at or see?

Do we need to look past the surface of the text to see what God is saying and doing?

I believe that we must! It cannot continue to go this way in our world to continue to go down the path of nowhere.

I will continue this train of thought in the next blog that will expand on the subject.

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What is a Ministry?

Is “ministry” a corporate thing? Is it old testament thing?Paul,Timothy,Philip,Barnabas they had their ministry! We have christian ministries, we have non-christian ministries, so what qualifies it to be a ministry?
I think we first have to define it, then go from there.
First, I have a problem with the word itself, or maybe the way that we use it. My take on the word is two fold, one is that it should be used in the singular sense. Let me tell you what I mean, when paul is described in the bible as having his journey’s or ministry it was about him and his life of following God through His Spirit. It was Paul’s Life Story and how God used him in his walk with the lord. I have not found in the Bible the Corporate committee to organize and regulate how and when someone should do according to this committee. God created us as individuals as apart of a body, to act as one thing, the church!! Our own little journey of life should always be about Him and His Spirit.

Two, How does a “Ministry” as we know it today, glorify God? If I was to accept Christ as my “personal Savior” how is this working when my environment is a corporate situation. The largest gathering that I have come across in the bible that was to influence a group was that of the Disciples in the upper room, which was around 120 people.
Is what we are doing what God intended?
Please share your thought on this! Let me know if we as a society,church,people, or governments are doing it right?

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