ON BEING ABSORBED BACK INTO GOD
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The brightness of our revelations depend upon the correctness of our doctrines (our building blocks)
Luk 15:11 And he said, A certain man had two sons: Luk 15:12 And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. Luk 15:13 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. Luk 15:14 And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. Luk 15:15 And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. Luk 15:16 And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him. Luk 15:17 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! Luk 15:18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, Luk 15:19 And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. Luk 15:20 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. Luk 15:21 And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. Luk 15:22 But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: Luk 15:23 And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: Luk 15:24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.
Commentary: we are being absorbed back into God, little by little; that’s what “born again” ultimately means.
1. absorb = Dict: 1. to suck up; drink in (blotting paper absorbs ink). 2. to take up fully the attention, energy, or time of; engross. 3. to take in and incorporate; assimilate. 4. to assume the burden of (costs, expenses, etc.). 5. to take in (a shock, jolt, etc.) with little or no recoil or reaction.
2. Commentary: “God is a Spirit” (John 4:24), His angels are spirits, and the entities dwelling inside the bodies of men (you and I) are spirits, i.e., “strong holds” of thought.
3. (2 Cor 10:3-5) For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds [Gk: fortifications; castles (fig. arguments)];) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
4. (Eccl 12:7) Then shall the dust [our bodies] return to the earth as it was: and the spirit [our thoughts, the purified composite “strong hold” of us] shall return unto God who gave it [God gave us of His Spirit].
5. (Psa 104:4) [God] Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers [Heb: worshippers: servants] [i.e., us] a flaming fire:
6. (Heb 12:29) For our God is a consuming fire. [Deut 4:24; 9:3]
(Luke 15:11-13) And he [Jesus] said, [In Heaven] A certain man [Father God] had two sons: And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods [the inheritance] that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country [the earth], and there wasted [Gk: squandered] his substance [Gk: property (possessions): goods] with riotous [Gk: unsavedness: excess] living.
1. Commentary: “God is a Spirit.” (John 4:24). May we also note that “God is Love” (1 John 4:8,16). In Heaven, God gave the spiritual gift of “his living” to His departed (fallen angel) son who represents us (fallen angels, i.e., spirits). God’s “living” is part of God, thus the phrase of Father God “divided unto them his living” represents Father God (sacrificially) giving part of Himself which consists (at least partially) of spiritual gifts. What kind/kinds of gifts has Father God given to you?
2. (1 Cor 12:1-11) Now concerning spiritual gifts [i.e., invisible powers that only good angels can have], brethren, I would not have you ignorant. Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led. Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost. Now there are diversities [Gk: variety] of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally [one or more gift] as he will.
3. (Heb 5:12-14) For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles [Gk: utterances] of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. (Heb: 5:14) But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses [their thoughts, their spirit] exercised to discern [Gk: judicial estimation] [i.e., make a valid judgment call about] both good and evil.
a. (Heb 5:14 Amplified Bible) But solid food is for full-grown men, for those whose senses and mental faculties are trained by practice to discriminate and distinguish between what is morally good and noble and what is evil and contrary either to divine or human law.
b. Commentary: “to discern” = to discern (perceive and understand) the differences in the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil – Hallelujah!!