RELEASE FROM SELF CONDEMNATION AND ACCUSATION [1464b]

This is the heart of man’s problem. As an independent free agent, he has been made with the ability to discern right from wrong, and to be conscious of the consequences of both. But he only is capable of remaining in the one state of self condemnation and accusation, and is unable to rise above it to the further conclusion and apprehension of the righteous solution to the problem, because being completely self-centred, he sees himself AS the problem.

This is the consequence of being apart from God, and separated from him. It is the sin remnant after the event that provides the separation from God, and it is this consciousness of remnant sin that isolates us from the solution to it. While we continue to lay claim to the right to run our own lives, we remain in denial of God as the solution.

But for righteousness to be the solution, we have to have a way of ridding ourselves of this guilt problem that self autonomy consequently automatically brings.

So if we can see the problem analytically, can we solve it analytically, or does the solution have to contain elements of an external source (God) and HIS answer, or His way of dealing with it. Does the softer emotional or relational aspect have to be involved, in other words, does the nature of love have to be disclosed in order for the solution to be applied?

Knowing the problem we might cry out for the answer to it, in recognition that what is wrong is truly bad, and that what is right is truly good. But how do we manage to escape from the one state to the other?

If we were complete within ourselves, we would recognise the necessity and also the capability of righteousness [forgiveness] to be present in us in order to deal with the discrepancies of self condemnation sin guilt fear etc. But there is no relief from being under the accusation of one’s own mind, especially when that accusation is reinforced by other external ‘laws’ or recognition of the stale mate of the recognition of inner guilt.

Guilt without moral capability could remain simple statements of logic. But we are more than machines, we have feelings because we were made to do so, we were made after the pattern of God, and often we can recognise that the God we would create if we were in a position to do so, would be like our own best projection or guess of him, based on our own feelings about right and wrong, and the nature of love.

And in a way, this is what happens, as we allow to be brought about in us the “image of His Son” by the knowledge of His Spirit which He gives us. But what is to remove the stalemate of inherent sin?

Can we forgive ourselves?  As long as we consider ourselves to be self-contained, self sufficient, we are in denial of the inherent problem of self failure. To admit to self failure we see as denial of self, of the disintegration of self, of the death of self. And this is what the law proclaims to us.

Is forgiveness the only way to go? There firstly has to be admission of the problem before the solution can be found. That by “flesh”, as we are, as we were born and lived, we have lived in failure of the ultimate way of living, we have failed righteousness, we have operated in unrighteousness.

Failure has to be accepted, confessed, brought to light, admitted to be the truth of the situation. Then the rest of the truth of the situation can be brought into play, that there has to be allowance made for error, in the pursuit of ultimate truth. That error has to be put aside and removed in order for truth and integrity to be established.

But the pain. We feel the pain. The truth of all things as connected with righteousness, demands the recognition of the pain suffered and the pain caused by the problem of imperfection. In order to connect with truth and righteousness, because of the way we have been made in awareness of right and wrong and our own experience of these things in worldly life, this demands recognition of the pain caused.

How to be free of the pain? The pain is focussed on and in ourselves so we are stuck with it. But if the focus shifts to another and that pain is seen in Him, and He is one of ultimate authority who declares that this pain has been taken for us on our behalf so we can be free of it, then as we accept this for what it is, a gift as a beneficial act for the purpose of our growth towards Him and in Him and His righteousness, then as we become recipients of the gift then our pain will turn into appreciation of the reality that has been purchased for us. It will turn to love.

God is the nature of love. Therefore the ‘analytical’ self is inadequate for the purpose of revealing God and His loving reality. God is FELT as love, brought about by the RECEPTION of the facts concerning this love, until those facts impinge upon our spirit and our heart to the point where rationalisation becomes indebtedness to righteousness and to love, and Christ becomes the focus of our lives. God is then apprehended as SPIRIT instead of KNOWLEDGE. The law of the Spirit of life. The Spirit of grace. The law of mercy. The law of righteousness. The law of love. The person of love. The Spirit of love.

Romans 7 displays the autonomous analytical self. With all its problems of inner self condemnation and outer accusation, fears and guilt. The answer is Jesus. Not to be, “of yourself”. To accept His forgiveness, to shift  FROM the old life TO the new life. To become the person capable of receiving forgiveness, and so of the giving of forgiveness.

[We have an obligation that as long as we live, we be set apart from the world and live for him, for the Spirit of righteousness, and not for ourselves][As long as weakness exists, love has the opportunity and the imperative to heal it into strength][Rejoice in the truth].[The defeat of past defeats is the enabling of the future][When we accept His forgiveness and then have His forgiving Spirit, we then also have the solution to the problem of inner unforgiveness].

RELEASE FROM SELF CONDEMNATION AND ACCUSATION [1464a]

This is the heart of man’s problem. As an independent free agent, he has been made with the ability to discern right from wrong, and to be conscious of the consequences of both. But he only is capable of remaining in the one state of self condemnation and accusation, and is unable to rise above it to the further conclusion and apprehension of the righteous solution to the problem, because being completely self-centred, he sees himself AS the problem.

This is the consequence of being apart from God, and separated from him. It is the sin remnant after the event that provides the separation from God, and it is this consciousness of remnant sin that isolates us from the solution to it. While we continue to lay claim to the right to run our own lives, we remain in denial of God as the solution.

But for righteousness to be the solution, we have to have a way of ridding ourselves of this guilt problem that self autonomy consequently automatically brings.

So if we can see the problem analytically, can we solve it analytically, or does the solution have to contain elements of an external source (God) and HIS answer, or His way of dealing with it. Does the softer emotional or relational aspect have to be involved, in other words, does the nature of love have to be disclosed in order for the solution to be applied?

Knowing the problem we might cry out for the answer to it, in recognition that what is wrong is truly bad, and that what is right is truly good. But how do we manage to escape from the one state to the other?

If we were complete within ourselves, we would recognise the necessity and also the capability of righteousness [forgiveness] to be present in us in order to deal with the discrepancies of self condemnation sin guilt fear etc. But there is no relief from being under the accusation of one’s own mind, especially when that accusation is reinforced by other external ‘laws’ or recognition of the stale mate of the recognition of inner guilt.

Guilt without moral capability could remain simple statements of logic. But we are more than machines, we have feelings because we were made to do so, we were made after the pattern of God, and often we can recognise that the God we would create if we were in a position to do so, would be like our own best projection or guess of him, based on our own feelings about right and wrong, and the nature of love.

And in a way, this is what happens, as we allow to be brought about in us the “image of His Son” by the knowledge of His Spirit which He gives us. But what is to remove the stalemate of inherent sin?

Can we forgive ourselves?  As long as we consider ourselves to be self-contained, self sufficient, we are in denial of the inherent problem of self failure. To admit to self failure we see as denial of self, of the disintegration of self, of the death of self. And this is what the law proclaims to us.

Is forgiveness the only way to go? There firstly has to be admission of the problem before the solution can be found. That by “flesh”, as we are, as we were born and lived, we have lived in failure of the ultimate way of living, we have failed righteousness, we have operated in unrighteousness.

Failure has to be accepted, confessed, brought to light, admitted to be the truth of the situation. Then the rest of the truth of the situation can be brought into play, that there has to be allowance made for error, in the pursuit of ultimate truth. That error has to be put aside and removed in order for truth and integrity to be established.

But the pain. We feel the pain. The truth of all things as connected with righteousness, demands the recognition of the pain suffered and the pain caused by the problem of imperfection. In order to connect with truth and righteousness, because of the way we have been made in awareness of right and wrong and our own experience of these things in worldly life, this demands recognition of the pain caused.

How to be free of the pain? The pain is focussed on and in ourselves so we are stuck with it. But if the focus shifts to another and that pain is seen in Him, and He is one of ultimate authority who declares that this pain has been taken for us on our behalf so we can be free of it, then as we accept this for what it is, a gift as a beneficial act for the purpose of our growth towards Him and in Him and His righteousness, then as we become recipients of the gift then our pain will turn into appreciation of the reality that has been purchased for us. It will turn to love.

God is the nature of love. Therefore the ‘analytical’ self is inadequate for the purpose of revealing God and His loving reality. God is FELT as love, brought about by the RECEPTION of the facts concerning this love, until those facts impinge upon our spirit and our heart to the point where rationalisation becomes indebtedness to righteousness and to love, and Christ becomes the focus of our lives. God is then apprehended as SPIRIT instead of KNOWLEDGE. The law of the Spirit of life. The Spirit of grace. The law of mercy. The law of righteousness. The law of love. The person of love. The Spirit of love.

Romans 7 displays the autonomous analytical self. With all its problems of inner self condemnation and outer accusation, fears and guilt. The answer is Jesus. Not to be, “of yourself”. To accept His forgiveness, to shift  FROM the old life TO the new life. To become the person capable of receiving forgiveness, and so of the giving of forgiveness.

[We have an obligation that as long as we live, we be set apart from the world and live for him, for the Spirit of righteousness, and not for ourselves][As long as weakness exists, love has the opportunity and the imperative to heal it into strength][Rejoice in the truth].[The defeat of past defeats is the enabling of the future][When we accept His forgiveness and then have His forgiving Spirit, we then also have the solution to the problem of inner unforgiveness].

RELEASE FROM SELF CONDEMNATION AND ACCUSATION [1464]

This is the heart of man’s problem. As an independent free agent, he has been made with the ability to discern right from wrong, and to be conscious of the consequences of both. But he only is capable of remaining in the one state of self condemnation and accusation, and is unable to rise above it to the further conclusion and apprehension of the righteous solution to the problem, because being completely self-centred, he sees himself AS the problem.

This is the consequence of being apart from God, and separated from him. It is the sin remnant after the event that provides the separation from God, and it is this consciousness of remnant sin that isolates us from the solution to it. While we continue to lay claim to the right to run our own lives, we remain in denial of God as the solution.

But for righteousness to be the solution, we have to have a way of ridding ourselves of this guilt problem that self autonomy consequently automatically brings.

So if we can see the problem analytically, can we solve it analytically, or does the solution have to contain elements of an external source (God) and HIS answer, or His way of dealing with it. Does the softer emotional or relational aspect have to be involved, in other words, does the nature of love have to be disclosed in order for the solution to be applied?

Knowing the problem we might cry out for the answer to it, in recognition that what is wrong is truly bad, and that what is right is truly good. But how do we manage to escape from the one state to the other?

If we were complete within ourselves, we would recognise the necessity and also the capability of righteousness [forgiveness] to be present in us in order to deal with the discrepancies of self condemnation sin guilt fear etc. But there is no relief from being under the accusation of one’s own mind, especially when that accusation is reinforced by other external ‘laws’ or recognition of the stale mate of the recognition of inner guilt.

Guilt without moral capability could remain simple statements of logic. But we are more than machines, we have feelings because we were made to do so, we were made after the pattern of God, and often we can recognise that the God we would create if we were in a position to do so, would be like our own best projection or guess of him, based on our own feelings about right and wrong, and the nature of love.

And in a way, this is what happens, as we allow to be brought about in us the “image of His Son” by the knowledge of His Spirit which He gives us. But what is to remove the stalemate of inherent sin?

Can we forgive ourselves?  As long as we consider ourselves to be self-contained, self sufficient, we are in denial of the inherent problem of self failure. To admit to self failure we see as denial of self, of the disintegration of self, of the death of self. And this is what the law proclaims to us.

Is forgiveness the only way to go? There firstly has to be admission of the problem before the solution can be found. That by “flesh”, as we are, as we were born and lived, we have lived in failure of the ultimate way of living, we have failed righteousness, we have operated in unrighteousness.

Failure has to be accepted, confessed, brought to light, admitted to be the truth of the situation. Then the rest of the truth of the situation can be brought into play, that there has to be allowance made for error, in the pursuit of ultimate truth. That error has to be put aside and removed in order for truth and integrity to be established.

But the pain. We feel the pain. The truth of all things as connected with righteousness, demands the recognition of the pain suffered and the pain caused by the problem of imperfection. In order to connect with truth and righteousness, because of the way we have been made in awareness of right and wrong and our own experience of these things in worldly life, this demands recognition of the pain caused.

How to be free of the pain? The pain is focussed on and in ourselves so we are stuck with it. But if the focus shifts to another and that pain is seen in Him, and He is one of ultimate authority who declares that this pain has been taken for us on our behalf so we can be free of it, then as we accept this for what it is, a gift as a beneficial act for the purpose of our growth towards Him and in Him and His righteousness, then as we become recipients of the gift then our pain will turn into appreciation of the reality that has been purchased for us. It will turn to love.

God is the nature of love. Therefore the ‘analytical’ self is inadequate for the purpose of revealing God and His loving reality. God is FELT as love, brought about by the RECEPTION of the facts concerning this love, until those facts impinge upon our spirit and our heart to the point where rationalisation becomes indebtedness to righteousness and to love, and Christ becomes the focus of our lives. God is then apprehended as SPIRIT instead of KNOWLEDGE. The law of the Spirit of life. The Spirit of grace. The law of mercy. The law of righteousness. The law of love. The person of love. The Spirit of love.

Romans 7 displays the autonomous analytical self. With all its problems of inner self condemnation and outer accusation, fears and guilt. The answer is Jesus. Not to be, “of yourself”. To accept His forgiveness, to shift  FROM the old life TO the new life. To become the person capable of receiving forgiveness, and so of the giving of forgiveness.

[We have an obligation that as long as we live, we be set apart from the world and live for him, for the Spirit of righteousness, and not for ourselves][As long as weakness exists, love has the opportunity and the imperative to heal it into strength][Rejoice in the truth].[The defeat of past defeats is the enabling of the future][When we accept His forgiveness and then have His forgiving Spirit, we then also have the solution to the problem of inner unforgiveness].

DARK PLACES [4f]

There are times in the bible where people experienced a dark place, meaning they are under pressure and perhaps pressed beyond measure. Christ on the cross experienced such a darkness as to cry out “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me? There was also a physical darkness that came over the land while he was on the cross. When he was in the garden his sweat was like great drops of blood, such was the intensity of the stress he was under. Paul in Romans 7 describes the darkness of exasperation and probably depression, where he eventually says, “Wretched man that I am…”.  Paul as Saul, was made blind by the light that appeared to him on the road to Damascus. A bit like Jesus said “If the light in you be darkness, how great is that darkness.” His sight was restored once that darkness had been replaced by the Spirit (of life).

Joseph was put down a pit and sold off to slavery, by his brothers. He must have been in a dark place then, and subsequently when his life was on the line, also.   His brothers meant it to harm him, but God meant it for his good.

Job, whom I know little about, ended up in the dust, covered in boils, and lost everything precious to him. His friends said it was his fault. His wife said “Curse God and die”. And Job had this conversation with God, that showed Job himself needed to rearrange his thinking regarding God, who eventually blessed him and restored him.

It appears that these things come against us to try us and test us out, to reveal what we are made of, and to gauge our response. The whole of life appears to be a struggle, not simply to annoy us, but to cause us to have a bit of a think about what’s really going on. It says he has subjected the whole of the creation to futility, in the hope that some might find the way back to him. It also says that all things work together for good with those who love God. It appears the law, rather than being an ogre, is there to show us we need a complete revamp of our lives, so that we end up as wretched people who become intensely aware that there is something wrong, something missing.

In this sense, every life experience is adding knowledge by those  experiences, to put us in the position of seeking God, or putting us in the position that when God comes knocking, there is the opportunity to respond.

Interesting that the original problem, started by Adam’s deviation from truth and integrity, was the search for increased knowledge to grow and establish their lives, but it was this very knowledge that brought them undone! Now it appears as if this process was inevitable in order for them to pass through the process of awareness of what right and wrong were, so ultimately they could make the right choices.

How disadvantaged some appear to be though, where some seem born “with a silver spoon in their mouth”, while others are brought up poorly. But it is the family moralistic situation that is important. There are so many dysfunctional families, that dysfunctionality is passed on in so many ways to their children. This distorts their view of life and results in more dysfunctional adults.

It seems somewhat unfair that many start life “behind the eightball”, yet that is how it is. And the more “civilised” and “educated” the society, the worse this seems to get.

So many people can end up in a “dark” place. But there does not always necessarily appear to be an automatic silver lining to many people’s stories.

God has always presented witness to himself though, and many disregard the signposts to his existence and purpose for their lives. He bears witness to the fact of himself, by the very creation we see with our eyes. We experience (hopefully), love from our parents, and we see the beauty of the creation. Birds, flowers, children. Babies that even as babies smile in response to our smiling at them. The shared lives with our wives and husbands and the children we bring up.

There is a dark side to this life, and it is the side that appears when we act selfishly without regard for others. It is the human nature that controls us when we deny the call of a higher sense of destiny. It is the darkness of depression when we are trying to gain for ourselves that which we should not be seeking, and in which we find only frustration and disappointment.

The Jews wandered around the countryside for 40 years, when it should have only taken them a fraction of the time to work out where they were supposed to be heading. Consequently, because of their disobedience, many of them never got to see that life that God had promised. It wasn’t God’s fault, it was their failure to even try to see what might be going on.

Interesting that the nation of Israel is a symbolism for we ourselves in our life’s journey.

God has given us the answer. He is the light that overcomes the darkness, and has already overcome it through giving his son to experience our deficient lives, on the cross, and to suffer that wretched man darkness for us, on our behalf. We must have that guaranteed hope and trust in his promise of a life that is one that is overcoming of obstacles, and which, in the process, reveals all the wonder of his beauty. He has promised a brilliant life, but we need to believe him and follow his guidance, because to proceed without light is to stumble in darkness.

“God so loved the world, that he gave his only son, that whoever believes in him will not perish, but have eternal life”.

We become what we believe. If we believe the lie, such as Adam and Eve did, we will fail. But if we believe the truth (and the self evident truth of love, joy and forgiveness), we will live. But we must find peace with God or we will never be at peace with ourselves.  Jesus brought us that peace, because he took on himself all the sadness and sorrow that we feel as those who feel lost and abandoned to a life without purpose, meaning and love. To deny him is to deny ourselves, but to deny ourselves is to acknowledge him. If we deny the author of life and love, then what kind of book will our lives become?

He himself has entered the darkest of places on our behalf, and has overpowered them. We owe no debt to this darkness, because he has deleted it for us, at his own cost.

The darkness is failing and the true light is already shining. Look for the light, it is not far away!

[“all things work together for good with them that love God”]

THE CONFLICT IN MAN [1432a]

In all of humanity there is some sort of conflict always going on. So much so, that many suffer from depression and anxiety and a myriad of other ailments and mental problems to do with stress existing in our thinking, in our thoughts.

It was this same conflict in Jesus when he addressed it full on and head on, that resulted in our release from the responsibility of those things which caused us mental stress, worry and anguish.

“I didn’t ask to be born” a friend of mine used to say. And that is true, and if we suffer from mental stress or indeed physical stress for that matter, then we would seem to have the right to offer up just such a sentiment or opinion. Many people seem to suffer from things that were not their fault, not of their own doing.

Without laying blame for this though, the biblical response is that it all comes from guilt within us as a result of humanity through Adam, him taking a fall and thereby creating a sub creation less than that which God designed, but which was completely in accordance with His ultimate intention. That man had to ultimately choose on the basis of the good and the evil which man had provoked into existence by his disobedience to, and within, the perfection of the initial creation itself, and to which he had to find a way to return.

Flesh and blood came into existence to provide the basic foundation on which God could build the final creation based on its own desire for righteousness and which desire would then provide the faith, the belief, in the one who was appointed to provide the way into that righteousness by His own sacrifice of love for the creation itself. And not the least of this being to provide relief for those suffering under the oppression of sin, of the evil that was now let loose in the world. Jesus said, “An enemy has done this”.

One enemy that was identified in Romans 7 was that of our basic humanity being impacted by law to such a degree that our guilt was heightened and focussed to a point where the one seeking relief from the stress of it, having developed a conscience against it, would cry out in his suffering “Wretched man that I am, who will deliver me from this body of death?” Paul who had tried everything to become righteous, now turned his attention from law, to the Jesus whom Paul, already being a Christian but who had taken on the role of one under law and being subject to the power of “sin in the flesh”, already knew as the answer to it all.

God being full of grace and mercy, put the redemption of his fallen creation on a legal footing so that the legalities of judgement, and the freedom from the penalties of being human, would be undeniable and irrefutable to those who were seeking deliverance. His remedy would be recognisable by both sinner and saint, but to the one who remained in sin it would be foolishness, and to the one who recognised their need of Him and His forgiveness now clearly portrayed as Jesus on the cross, it would be life itself.

Finally there is a freedom from being internally torn apart by the complexity of sin and guilt and what it does to us on the inside so we can be liberated into peace, the “war” finally being over, since it was He himself who won that war on our behalf. The free gift of freedom from the penalty of sin, so we could advance into His “kingdom” of light and leave behind the kingdom of darkness, because He took the penalty of that darkness of soul upon Himself, in His very own body. “It is finished”.

[Conflict is “wrath”][“Through fear of death…” (inner conflict)..][The ultimate crisis-“Wretched man that I am, who? will deliver me from this body of death?”][Jesus will]

THE CONFLICT IN MAN [1432]

In all of humanity there is some sort of conflict always going on. So much so, that many suffer from depression and anxiety and a myriad of other ailments and mental problems to do with stress existing in our thinking, in our thoughts.

It was this same conflict in Jesus when he addressed it full on and head on, that resulted in our release from the responsibility of those things which caused us mental stress, worry and anguish.

“I didn’t ask to be born” a friend of mine used to say. And that is true, and if we suffer from mental stress or indeed physical stress for that matter, then we would seem to have the right to offer up just such a sentiment or opinion. Many people seem to suffer from things that were not their fault, not of their own doing.

Without laying blame for this though, the biblical response is that it all comes from guilt within us as a result of humanity through Adam, him taking a fall and thereby creating a sub creation less than that which God designed, but which was completely in accordance with His ultimate intention. That man had to ultimately choose on the basis of the good and the evil which man had provoked into existence by his disobedience to, and within, the perfection of the initial creation itself, and to which he had to find a way to return.

Flesh and blood came into existence to provide the basic foundation on which God could build the final creation based on its own desire for righteousness and which desire would then provide the faith, the belief, in the one who was appointed to provide the way into that righteousness by His own sacrifice of love for the creation itself. And not the least of this being to provide relief for those suffering under the oppression of sin, of the evil that was now let loose in the world. Jesus said, “An enemy has done this”.

One enemy that was identified in Romans 7 was that of our basic humanity being impacted by law to such a degree that our guilt was heightened and focussed to a point where the one seeking relief from the stress of it, having developed a conscience against it, would cry out in his suffering “Wretched man that I am, who will deliver me from this body of death?” Paul who had tried everything to become righteous, now turned his attention from law, to the Jesus whom Paul, already being a Christian but who had taken on the role of one under law and being subject to the power of “sin in the flesh”, already knew as the answer to it all.

God being full of grace and mercy, put the redemption of his fallen creation on a legal footing so that the legalities of judgement, and the freedom from the penalties of being human, would be undeniable and irrefutable to those who were seeking deliverance. His remedy would be recognisable by both sinner and saint, but to the one who remained in sin it would be foolishness, while to the one who recognised their need of Him and His forgiveness now clearly portrayed as Jesus on the cross, it would be life itself.

Finally there is a freedom from being internally torn apart by the complexity of sin and guilt and what it does to us on the inside so we can be liberated into peace, the “war” finally being over, since it was He himself who won that war on our behalf. The free gift of freedom from the penalty of sin, so we could advance into His “kingdom” of light and leave behind the kingdom of darkness, because He took the penalty of that darkness of soul upon Himself, in His very own body. “It is finished”.

[Conflict is “wrath”][“Through fear of death…” (inner conflict)..][The ultimate crisis-“Wretched man that I am, who? will deliver me from this body of death?”][Jesus will]

THERE WAS WAR IN HEAVEN – Neuron fought neuron (On the cross) [1329b]

Jesus died to sin and death so we would too. (And He came alive in a Spirit body).

There was WAR in “heaven” because there was LAW in “heaven”.

We either live legalistically or we live lovingly. THE ONE SUPPLANTS THE OTHER.

They are two warring and opposing systems.

Something greater than Moses is here.

Law came through Moses but grace and peace through Jesus Christ, at the end of a war you have PEACE.

And they were cast out, and there was no more place found for them in ‘heaven’. If any man be in Christ, he is a NEW CREATION, the old has gone, the new has come.

[For those with ears to hear and eyes to see][The way into the holy place was made open (reopened)]

http://www.ukapologetics.net/13/warinheaven.htm   Someone’s view on the war in heaven

THERE WAS WAR IN HEAVEN – Neuron fought neuron (On the cross) [1329a]

Jesus died to sin and death so we would too. (And He came alive in a Spirit body).

There was WAR in “heaven” because there was LAW in “heaven”.

We either live legalistically or we live lovingly. THE ONE SUPPLANTS THE OTHER.

They are two warring and opposing systems.

Something greater than Moses is here.

Law came through Moses but grace and peace through Jesus Christ, at the end of a war you have PEACE.

And they were cast out, and there was no more place found for them in ‘heaven’. If any man be in Christ, he is a NEW CREATION, the old has gone, the new has come.

[For those with ears to hear and eyes to see][The way into the holy place was made open]

http://www.ukapologetics.net/13/warinheaven.htm   Someone’s view on the war in heaven

THERE WAS WAR IN HEAVEN – Neuron fought neuron (On the cross) [1329]

Jesus died to sin and death so we would too. (And He came alive in a Spirit body).

There was WAR in “heaven” because there was LAW in “heaven”.

We either live legalistically or we live lovingly. THE ONE SUPPLANTS THE OTHER.

They are two warring and opposing systems.

Something greater than Moses is here.

Law came through Moses but grace and peace through Jesus Christ, at the end of a war you have PEACE.

And they were cast out, and there was no more place found for them in ‘heaven’. If any man be in Christ, he is a NEW CREATION, the old has gone, the new has come.

[For those with ears to hear and eyes to see][The way into the holy place was made open]

http://www.ukapologetics.net/13/warinheaven.htm   Someone’s view on the war in heaven

DARKNESS HAS NO RIGHT TO REIGN [500f]

Darkness has no right nor authority to reign, to exert power over men. All the depression, anxiety and fear that man is subject to, is not simply because of some chemical imbalance in the brain. Certainly there are physiological  variations, but the greater impact is caused by defective psychological processes* brought about by the way we live in isolation from the larger picture of moral authority.

Everywhere you look you find angst, anger, and conflict in the mind heart and lives of mankind. The search for moral authority has yielded many religions and variations, and none of them are adequate to the task of the healing of man. All except one. This one is where it is the man himself who personally takes on and deals with the problem in himself, and then shares the result to all who want it.

He actually became spirit in a form that could be powerfully returned to man and alter his consciousness to that which is required to achieve the task of both personal and universal redemption. The random, destructive thought processes that inhabit and inhibit man are now able to be tamed and regimented into a psychological force for good rather than bad. His internal thought processes come under a new regime of correctness and rightness, where they had previously been under a regime of t/error and wrongness.

On what basis can this be claimed? By what authority?

This is where your religious choice comes in, and whether you are predisposed to the kind of thinking that God displays, or whether you are or have been subjected to the gospel, or not. Christianity is the religion of choice of Western nations. Many other religions are the choice of Eastern cultures. Whether or not you respond to the gospel is between you and God.

Be that as it may, Christianity decrees that the power of darkness has been broken forever. That which is known as the sin pollution of mankind has been authoritatively taken away by the creator of the world. Of course, if we believe that it has not been taken away, that is because we are not heeding his words, or looking with seeking eyes to that which he has declared he has done.

All of this is because of Israel, her history and her future, as recorded in her literature, and in a broader sense, recorded in history. It is the old testament scriptures that gave rise to that which was predicted, the coming of Christ. It is within this setting that the scripture was finally revealed in all its true meaning, and when people’s lives of those times were irrevocably changed.

And so to the present day. The same life changing message exists, but today we are surrounded and bombarded with an absolutely incredible amount of information and disinformation from all manner of sources, and it is this which sets up in us some sort of psychological filter which keeps us in a perpetual state of analysis of  incoming information, which excludes us from the ability to make solid conclusions, because of the continually shifting goal posts. We have lost the “habit” of “belief”.

Somehow, belief has to be that which then changes, guides, and re-orientates our foundational points of reference and understanding. It then has a direct influence on our thinking and subsequent actions. So we have to find what we want to believe, and then BELIEVE it. The question arises, what is it that you really want to believe? And is it sufficiently marvellous so that it “rocks your world”?

The Christian message, the gospel, provides the information that can indeed “rock your world”. It can change your life and control and change your destiny. It has provided the authority that declares that all of the darkness and guilt and negativity has no right to exist in you, and that in any ongoing encounters with it, you have the God given right to victory over it. There is no place for dark thoughts in the mind illuminated by the Spirit, the light, of God. These things are they which have been borne, taken, dealt with forever in the heart of god, in Christ. They have absolutely no authority at all over you, or anybody else.

Very soon now, the present and the future will become the past, and it will be too late to seek, too late to rationalise, to contemplate – too late to experience the benefits, the freedom, the life eternal which is coming to perpetuate the condition in which you are or have or have not become. Hopefully that condition will be that which has arrived at the necessary conclusion that there is indeed a God, and that through His son Jesus he has supplied the answer, and “delivered the goods”. God loves you, you are precious to him.

[“And the light shines in the darkness; and the darkness did not comprehend it” John 1-5.] [“….the darkness is passing away, and the true light is already shining” 1 John 2-8 ] [*which set up chemical imbalances].

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