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originally posted by: deadeyedick
How Lovely are Your Dwellings!
…10For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand outside. I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God Than dwell in the tents of wickedness. 11For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly. 12O LORD of hosts, How blessed is the man who trusts in You!
So do you have any ideas on how this could be true? Do you believe that we are supposed to take this literaly or is there some other meaning we are supposed to get from this. This is a question for believers in the word and non believers have already taken their stance on the whole issue being false to them so there is really no need for that claim here unless there is something to add on the unbelievers side that i have missed.
My take is that we live inside the sun and are protected from outsiders coming in by the immense heat that is put off from the sun. God is the one we are standing on and he also has a living representation of himself called the living God or the son. Of coarse in my thoughts there has to be some sort of computer somewhere putting all this together. We are the body of christ.
Risto Santala develops this thought even further. He observes that the Aramaic word for "light" is the word "nehorah." and that it is "one of the secret names of the Messiah." The evidence he cites from the rabbis is that both Daniel and Isaiah use "light" in connection with the Messiah. Santala notes that the rabbis use Isaiah 60:1–3 in reference to the Messiah. Here Messiah is seen as "a light to the Gentiles." Thus, Santala refers to the Midrash as it comments on the words of Daniel chapter 2: "And Nehorah dwells with him." This is the Messiah King, for it is written: "Arise, shine, for your light has come." (Isaiah 60:1)
The Spectrum of Light
THE MAIN LOGIC OF THE MESSIANIC MOTIVE in Jewish literature is based on the story of creation. When "the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters", according to the rabbis, it was "the Spirit of the Messiah, as it is written in Isaiah; and the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him". And when God "saw the light, that it was good", it was "the light of the Messiah", as it is written in Psalm 36:9, "in thy light shall we see light". The Aramaic name, "Nehorah", "the light", which is a cryptic name for the Messiah, is taken from Daniel 2:22, because "he reveals deep and hidden things, he knows what lies in darkness, and LIGHT dwells with him". It also fits the prophecy of Isaiah that the Messiah is "the light of the Gentiles" (42:6 and 60:3). Mankind lost the true light in the Fall and God gives it back by the Messiah.
How can we be convinced that Jesus is the Messiah?
originally posted by: Abednego
That's why we were created like Him, because we can think, we create through our thought.
My Word immediately performs My Will. It is Truth! To create, I think, and it is done.
And whenever I wanted to walk, my mind simply said walk, and I was walking. Whenever I wanted to bend, I thought bend and I was bending. It's instantaneous reaction to the thought. And the speed of the brain in Heaven in that spirit body is the speed of God's mind. And the speed of God's mind is millions of times the speed of light.
While I'm thinking I get the answers instantly, before I can pose the problem I've got the answer. And I said what are you showing me about the mind Jesus. He said, 'Son I'm showing you how I created things. All I had to do was think them and there they are.' The thought is the act, the thought is the fact. And He said, 'I did not need evolution.'
Excitedly I stopped to pick some flowers, and found them already in my hand. They too were "playing" the tune.
The thought is the act？
This bouquet in my hand made me gasp in wonderment for two reasons: it was so suddenly there in my hand without my having as yet picked it, and it was so exceedingly beautiful！ I had merely thought about a bouquet, and there it was, ready for my inspection.
I was now gazing at stamens and pistils and calyces of transparent gold. Lengthwise through them I could see down into their stems. It was my first moment to see an example of heaven’s liquid transparent gold？ Such a thrill to share its beauty！
Then I noted the stems which filled my palm！ Soft as velvet, and devoid of moisture, yet so alive！ The pure-white petals, four to each flower, were identical, flawless, and picture-perfect. They seemed to be internally energized since all were emitting light of appropriate color.
I blurted out (mind-to-mind): "Jesus, I do not understand. I just decided to pick some flowers. They are already in my hand. I can see transparent golden centers, and their stems are waterless. I also sense that I am speaking with You through a new mind, with which I receive immediate answers！"
"My son," came the reply, "you are discovering how My mind works. Here in Paradise I have given you a portion of My MIND with which we communicate. You just discovered one of its properties: a thought in Heaven instantly becomes an act or a fact. DIDN’T YOU READ MY BOOK？ In it I told My children that ‘ye have the Mind of Christ’ when you are in Me. On earth they too seldom use it. Here in Paradise it is the Only Mind. The earthly mind died with the carnal body； it was an enmity to Me！ Flesh and blood can not inherit the Kingdom of God； only a righteous Mind is present in Heaven."
Here I speak mind-to-mind in My Heaven-language. My Word immediately performs My Will. It is Truth！ To create, I think, and it is done. Of course, Satan has no power to interfere in this Heaven.
"I hung the stars in space to tell of My protection and promises. When I wanted an earthly family to fellowship with Me, I thought of God’s image, and it became a man who would live with life-flowing blood. I thought of animals, fish and birds: there they were, ready to eat the foods which I had carefully prepared for them that day. Even now, when I wish to bless My people, the power of My thought provides and transmits my blessings anywhere I send them.
"My Book tells mankind that My thoughts are not as his are: his are vanity and evil and against Me. They come from the mind of unsaved man. There is no power in such thinking. To Me it is an abomination.
"Because I am the Righteousness of God, My thoughts are precious and unlimited. Just as this Paradise is far above the earth, so are My thoughts are of peace and of goodwill toward men. My power sheds My love on them！
"When I created something new, I did not need evolution！ I AM THE WORD. I am all that My Father needed to form, all that is seen from things not seen！ Satan detests Me and everything I created, so he used a theory intended to blaspheme My power: a lie and deception. He still does. There is no truth in him anyway. He knows better: he was among the first and highest creations, but he fell through his overwhelming pride to an eventual eternity in Hell which was prepared for the punishment of him and his worshippers.
"My son, your mind in Paradise works with the power of Mine. I give that very special privilege to all the children of God！"
Dr. Richard Eby dies, visits heaven, and returns with a startling message
Dr. Richard Eby was a professor and obstetrician who fell off a second story balcony in Chicago and hit his head and died instantly and found himself in Paradise. When he came back to a bloodless corpse in the hospital morgue, the athiest Doctor refused to believe he was alive and told him to 'shut up and don't give me any of that #' because he knew that Eby had been taken into the hospital as a totally bloodless dead body.
A WICKED MAN PERMITTED TO ENTER HEAVEN
Once in my presence a man of evil life entered at death into the world of spirits. When the angel and saints wished to help him he at once began to curse and revile them, and say, "God is altogether unjust. He has prepared heaven for such flattering slaves as you are, and casts the rest of mankind into hell. Yet you call Him Love!" The angels replied, "God certainly is Love. He created men that they might live forever in happy fellowship with Him, but men, by their own obstinacy, and by abuse of their free will have turned their faces away from Him, and have made hell for themselves. God neither casts any one into hell, nor will He ever do so, but man himself, by being entangled in sin, creates hell for himself. God never created any hell."
Just then the exceedingly sweet voice of one of the high angels was heard from above saying, "God gives permission that this man may be brought into heaven." Eagerly the man stepped forward accompanied by two angels, but when they reached the door of heaven, and saw the holy and light-enveloped place and the glorious and blessed inhabitants that dwell there, he began to feel uneasy. The angels said to him, "see how beautiful a world is this! Go a little farther, and look at the dear Lord sitting on His throne." From the door he looked, and then as the light of the Sun of Righteousness revealed to him the impurity of his sin-defiled life, he started back in an agony of self-loathing, and fled, with such precipitancy, that he did not even stop in the intermediate state of the world of spirits, but like a stone he passed through it, and cast himself headlong into the bottomless pit.
Then the sweet and ravishing voice of the Lord was heard saying, "Look, My dear children, none is forbidden to come here, and no one forbade this man, nor has any one asked him to leave. It was his own impure life that forced him to flee from this holy place, for, 'Except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God' (John 3:3).
The Visions of Sadhu Sundar Singh
Sundar Singh was born in 1889 into a wealthy Sikh family in Rampur, India. At the age of 14, on the night before a planned suicide, he cried out to God to show himself. Jesus appeared to Sundar in a vision saying, “I died for you. I am the Savior of the world.” This encounter was so powerful, that Sundar dedicated his life to following Jesus and sharing the Gospel. Sadhu Sundar Singh
originally posted by: deadeyedick
In the town where I was born
Lived a man who sailed to sea
And he told us of his life
In the land of submarines
So we sailed up to the sun
Till we found the sea of green
And we lived beneath the waves
In our yellow submarine
And our friends are all on board
Many more of them live next door
And the band begins to play
[Full speed ahead, Mr. Parker, full speed ahead!
Full speed over here, sir!
Action station! Action station!
Aye, aye, sir, fire!
As we live a life of ease (A life of ease)
Everyone of us (Everyone of us) has all we need (Has all we need)
Sky of blue (Sky of blue) and sea of green (Sea of green)
In our yellow (In our yellow) submarine (Submarine, ha, ha)
originally posted by: deadeyedick
a reply to: WarminIndy
you should be very suspicious of your own interputations of my words. If i am following you then you are saying that if anyone interput's something then they are manson like individuals. What i presented was left up to the reader to interput because i left it blank and then for you i even gave you one possible interputation to ponder but i don't think you comprehend what i put as the interputation.
I could say by your standards that you are judas like because you betray my words and i could say that you are pure evil because you have your own interputation of the bible that everyone in the world does not agree with. I would be wrong.
Before you go any further with your assumptions and name calling do me a favor and be specific about what you disagree with that i have wrote.