Failing to Recognize God
HEADLINE:KJV Heb 2:6 But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him? 7 Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands
That question was asked by devils, who had trouble figuring out what human beings mean to God. But, oh, what an answer we have for devils, an answer which should open the eyes of men to the "glory and honor" God has given them by birth. We have a birthright, a born right to the Tree of Life, which shall not be denied or deleted by your Father. You see, "Nothing can separate us from the love of God, which was seen in Christ Jesus" Ö not sin, death, law violations, ignorance of God, nor preachers and their errant judgment doctrines, Romans 8:38-39. The love and GRACE of the Father trumps all those things as trivial matters.The LOVE of the Father for ALL His children is the most important thing to Him, period! All "sinners" will get the "prodigal son" treatment Ö. no matter how much the "elder son" preachers in the churches pout and protest and refuse to join the Father in celebrating the new life He gives them! Luke 15:15-32. The bitter preachers' thoughts are not the Father's thoughts and their vindictive ways are very different from the Father's ways, Isaiah 55:8-10.
KJV Jeremiah 31:3 The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.
KJV John 12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.
KJV John 6:37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
KJV Isaiah 54:7 For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee. 8 In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the Lord thy Redeemer. 9 For this is as the waters of Noah unto me: for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee. 10 For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee. 11 O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours, and lay thy foundations with sapphires. 12 And I will make thy windows of agates, and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy borders of pleasant stones. 13 And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children. 14 In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee.
Here is an analogy to help you understand what will follow. Take the example of a big, beautiful Boeing 757. Let us compare the whole Family of God in Heaven to this model. This is not how this great jet plane began. Let us disassemble every part of this plane into single components to see how it began. We might be able to lay out and fill one or two football fields with all the individual components. There are hundreds of screws, bolts, washers, nuts, rivets, copper wire, steel cable, plastic housing, aluminum paneling, sheet metal, pipes, rubber insulation, styrofoam parts, fuel tanks, and thousands of engine parts. There are rubber tires, brake components, and more. There may be millions of parts all laid out on the field. Now let us imagine this is all humanity to come on earth in all the generations God planned. Just as all the individual components of the plane are clearly different, so are men. Men come in various colors, heights, weight, and body shapes. Just to classify the major races of men on earth, steel components could be whites; plastic components could be Orientals; aluminum components could be Indians, and rubber components could be blacks. In these classes the parts are still different. A steel bolt looks different from a steel door handle on the lavatory door. Even so men vary in their earthly tasks and skills. If we categorize the similar parts further, we could find analogies for all the various human nations, languages, cultures and religions. But now we see all these parts scattered randomly over a large field. I suppose if we asked a five-year old child, "What is this"? he might reply, "It is a bunch of junk or a field of "stuff". If we asked a man, "What is this?" I am certain he would not reply, "This is a big, beautiful Boeing 757 not yet assembled"! But this is the case of man on earth in all his generations. Although we have differences in races, nations, languages and cultures, we are all "relatives", true spirit brothers and sisters. God loves variety, and devils have used this as an excuse to make men hate one another and to view one's fellowman as "different" and "not my brother". He has used sin and coarse behavior to make us feel "better" than other men or superior to those who are bound by devils with tougher chains than our own! Because of devils religionists in all cultures develop an unholy "holier than thou" attitude toward others.
Now let us take all these individual seemingly disparate items on the field and give them to the Boeing technicians and service men in their corporate building. In our analogy they are like the angels of Heaven who collect the spirits of men as fast as God draws them to Heaven at the point of death. The Heavenly angels are "better" construction engineers than the Boeing employees.
KJV Psalm 127:1 Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it:
KJV Jeremiah 18:1 The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying, 2 Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words. 3 Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels. 4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it. 5 Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 6 O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the Lord. Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.
There are many human engineers ("hireling" preachers) on earth, who are doing a very poor job as they attempt to build God a house. Preachers, rabbis, priests, mullahs, shamans, and spiritual leaders in every nation and culture are all "parts" spread out on the field. Do not expect the screws (human ministers) to have the capability to put all the other parts together in proper order. If I asked you, "Do you think that pipes have to intelligence to build the plane even with the blue prints next to them?", perhaps you might reply, "That is a ridiculous presumption and there is no basis for such a question. Pipes are parts with no hands and no power and no brains". Even so it is equally ridiculous to think that any man in any religion can understand, and appreciate the necessity and value all the parts God created and get them working in harmony in an orderly construction. To be 100% perfect not one part must be missing from this Plane. Every part men leave out and consider "the least" or "unnecessary" in their earthly construction schemes are very important for a perfect working "757". The pipes and screws on earth (religious leaders in all religions) DO NOT UNDERSTAND NOR APPRECIATE THE VALUE and NEED for EVERY PART spread out on the field.Not one part must be missing or "lost" as in their church vernacular. You certainly do not burn them! Human engineers on earth are very short of the glory, and they lack the wisdom and intelligence to build Godís big, beautiful Boeing 757! They are too blind to read the PLANS or assemble ALL the parts. In fact they dismiss most of the parts as "unworthy"! As you can see clearly human preachers on earth not are a worthy substitute for The Lord! They cannot do Godís work for Him! God must and will "build His own house". Have you ever seen a clay vessel grow hands and remold itself and then start molding other vessels as if it is a potter? The thought is absurd! Now you understand the profit in the work of all the world religions! When He gets men upstairs He must remold them all bar none! He must undo what men on earth have done!
In our analogy humankind on earth in our generations is just like the single components scattered over the field. Average men are just like the five-year old child who cannot make much of it. Christians and religions are like men who understand more than the child, but they cannot tell what they are seeing, nor do they appreciate thevalue of ALL those parts laid out on the ground. Men are miserable builders who have taught and believe many errors about God's creation and purpose. They have guessed at it and most of their answers are skewed and wrong. Potter-God is the Master-builder, and He has turned all those parts He "drew up" into a beautiful sleek plane (FAMILY). It gets bigger and bigger as fast as men die! Men on earth cannot see this. They are standing too close to the trees and all they see is bark! But God created a forest of men all over the earth in every nation, who all have the free gift of God's righteousness. Jesus' sacrifice provides proof of the pudding!
KJV Romans 5:18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. 19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. 20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: 21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
KJV Isaiah 61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.
When God finishes assembling ALL our parts, we will be one big, happy FAMILY, like a sleek jet plane built for Him to fly.
Blinded by the appearance of things on the lower level of human reality, we have failed to recognize God as He is. When we see a man, we should think, "This is a cell of God's body, who seems to be detached as an individual shaped in form as a son or daughter". We should always think God-cell first, and think "man" and brother secondly. This is because God is ONE and cannot be "separated" no matter how it seems to our earthly senses. This is what it means to be "ALL" in ALL.
Everything that "IS" is a power-product from lines of power and force streaming out of Him in all directions. "Of Him and to Him and through Him are all things," Romans 11:36, "Who is above all and through all and in you all, Ephesians 4:6. "He is before all things and by Him all things consist," Colossians 1:17, For in Him we live and move and have our being, Acts 17:28.
Nothing is "separate" from God! Just as the sun exerts a gravitational pull on the earth and the planets in the galaxy, man remains attached to God by an invisible force. The sun sends out photons and waves of x-rays, particles of neutrons and electrons, microwaves, infra-red, and ultraviolet radiation, which affect every celestial body in its umbra. These things are not visible to human eyes. Neither is God's attachment to man visible to human eyes. There is this unseen "umbilical cord" attached to each man God created. By this means He shares portions of His sensory perceptions with us as He lives our life in us. Simultaneously we "live" (have conscious awareness and a sense of being) our lives in Him! Since God is a Spirit and human beings are all littlespirit "cells" of His living substance no man can see this spiritual "cord" connecting us at all times to God Himself. As a reflection on this direct connection regarding human suffering it is written, KJV Isaiah 63:9 In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old. No human being can suffer any pain or trauma without it happening to God simultaneously. God has suffered non-stop with mankind from Adam's days. How much pain do you suppose He feels right now as you read these words? You will have to add up all the pain that every man on earth is suffering to feel the intensity of what God feels! Where was God when the Jews were in Hitler's ovens? He was right there suffering with them!
The Most High is everyone and He is everywhere. We must be careful of how we think about any man whether he is bound in sin or not. "Whatever we do or do not to any man, we do or do not do to God".
Matthew 25:34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: 36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. 37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? 38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? 39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? 40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
If we think evil of any man or wish him harm in any way, we are thinking evil of God and wishing Him harm too! If we judge any man and condemn him, we simultaneously judge and condemn God by not discerning His body, albeit a "cell"! If you want any human being damned and burned in hellfire, you want God burned and damned in hellfire! You were told to love your (human) enemies, to "bless and curse not", but you do not practice these things in your judgment doctrines! Matthew 5:44-48. What spirit is working in those churches and preachers who want to burn men in hellfire? Luke 9:51-56. He told us "I will dwell in them and walk in them", but how many human beings believe it or understand it? If we all understood it, every man would be living the golden rule and there would be peace on earth. We are all tied together like multi-colors on a very long string, which is rolled into a huge ball. So when any man suffers, it somehow affects us all! This is what ONENESS is all about!
1 Corinthians 12:12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. 13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. 14 For the body is not one member, but many. 15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? 16 And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? 17 If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling? 18 But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. 19 And if they were all one member, where were the body? 20 But now are they many members, yet but one body. 21 And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. 22 Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: 23 And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness. 24 For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked: 25 That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. 26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. 27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.
Whatever we do or not do to the least of the children, we do or not do to God Himself. This is because we fail to see God when we see a man. All we see is a visible form as something separate and remote from God and not at all like Him! We see a Chinese, an African, a Filipino, a pygmy, or a white man, who has a different custom and may speak a different language than our native tongue. These "differences" make it appear as if they are "not like us" and definitely "no kin to me"! This is a gross error in the understanding and perception of most men! Isaiah 60:2. This is why there is so much of man's inhumanity to man. Too many do not view other men as "their" brother even though the brotherhood of all men is the reality. This is yet another gross perception error on the part of men! Devils love it!
John 17:22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: 23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. 24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.
It did not take only the Words of Jesus to convince me of our birthright and "oneness" in the Father. You see, I believe God!
Psalm 8:6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. 7 But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes. 8 Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.
Isaiah 25:6 And in this mountain shall the Lord of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined. 7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations. 8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken it.
Isaiah 66:22 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the Lord, so shall your seed and your name remain. 23 And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the Lord.
Revelation 15:3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. 4 Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.
Revelation 5:13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.
There will be a day when we will see God and "ALL" of His "cells" in one place! That will be Heaven when He retrieves the last generation of humanity from earth's surface. There is a day coming when ALL the children ("cells") of God will shout for joy. On that day every eye shall see every body cell of Him, when we all take a look and OUR FAMILY portrait!
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