I was up tonight with sinus problems and couldn't sleep. I was pondering the fact that I do now know God yet. Thankfully, this is so.
The best evidence for God is the fact you do not know Him. It really doesn't matter if you are an Atheist or Charles Stanley, none of us are unequal
when it comes to the truth we hold. A better question might be, how do you know God knows you? Your belief will be much stronger when you realize that
faith is not your department. God works out our faith. How can I make such statements? Won't my fellow Christians strike me with a hot iron from the
fire for saying such things? How can I claim to know God myself enough to call myself a Christian? I can't. Neither can you. What we can do is find
what it most evident. God finds you. The most evident aspect of God is the fact that he looks for us.
Luke 10:22, "All things are delivered (revealed) to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the
son, and he to whom the son will reveal him."
Let's start from the beginning. Who knows the Son and who knows the Father? Is faith fact or is it still faith? If it is faith, then we are only one
step past the law. To gain salvation from faith, we must be introduced to Christ by the Father.
For Jesus had known from the beginning which of them did not believe and who would betray him. 65 He went on to say, “This is why I told you that no
one can come to me unless the Father has enabled them.”
God must enable us first. The enabling happens over time and part of the mystery of Christ is that the Good Shepherd pulls the wool over our eyes.
Relax. You don't need to know God. You need to know God knows you. Metacognition is the process of knowing what you know. Intuitively, we know God
knows us. It's a given. When you hear the voice, you know the one calling.
About the law and faith. Are you under the law?
23 Before the coming of this faith,[j] we were held in custody under the law, locked up until the faith that was to come would be revealed. 24 So the
law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith. 25 Now that this faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian.
The law is for the one who breaks it. It regulates the thief and protects the innocent. What is the law? To do God's will. What is God's will? To give
and receive, but never take. God's will and law is love. Love can only give. What is given must always be first earned. Can salvation be earned? No,
God must give it. Can we gain the gift by works? No, only the gifts YOU give can be gained by works, otherwise, the gift that was earned for you would
be unnecessary. Are works a reflection of love? Yes. Taking the name of Christ requires that the name is not taken in vain. How is it taken in vain?
The name is the character of what it represents. Answer that question for yourself.
26 So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 If you belong to
Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
How is it that we clothe ourselves with Christ? Who is the lamb? What does the Shepherd sheer from the lamb? Wool (Sin). The sin is washed white as
snow and then given back as a Robe (New Body). Who is the body of Christ? The loaf of bread.
1 Corinthians 10
And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ? 17 Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all
share the one loaf.
We, who are many, are the body. Christ is the loaf. More exactly, Christ is the heel at each end of the loaf.
1 Corinthians 15
If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. 45 So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam, a
Is Christ Adam? Yes. So are you.
15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth,
visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all
things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead,
so that in everything he might have the supremacy.
Now, what have I showed you? I have only shown you this from the perspective of the Bible. Let me now show you from Greek and Latin linguistics. One
root from Latin and Greek reveals the entire story in one elegant morphology.
Amni - Stream of Water or River
Amnio - Greek "Bowl" or "Lamb"
"Denotes a thin, transparent, tough membrane lining and the fluid-filled
cavity contains the embryo of reptiles, birds, and mammals [amniotes]; the
membrane around a fetus; diminutive of amnos, lamb; a bowl in which the
blood of sacrificial victims was caught. Now used primarily to indicate the
membrane surrounding the fetus in utero. "
Amnion - The amnion is a membrane building the amniotic sac that
surrounds and protects an embryo.
Amniotic Fluid - Amniotic fluid or liquor amnii is the nourishing and
protecting liquid contained by the amniotic sac of a pregnant woman.
Amnia - bag of waters; the extraembryonic membrane of birds, reptiles,
and mammals, which lines the chorion.
Sia - Greek > Latin: a suffix; actor, process, condition, or state of; result of;
expresses a state or abnormal condition or process of some disease
Amne(sia) - From modified Latin amnesia, from Ancient
Greek ἀµνησία (amnēsia, “forgetfulness”).
AMNE´STIA (ἀµνηστεία）Amnesty is a word used by the later Greek
writers, and from them borrowed by the Romans, to describe the act or
arrangement by which offences were forgotten, or regarded as if they had
not been committed, so that the offender could not be called to account for
Go back to what I said earlier. How does the lamb have the wool pulled over his eyes? Do you know God now? Neither do I. Do you know God better from
this knowledge I share? Yes. So do I. We are closer to knowing the truth from the image.
Last thing. Here is your evidence. Did God say he created us in an image?
27 So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.
You are both INSIDE the image and the image of God. When you look in a mirror, do you see you? Is the image you? Where are you now? Inside a created
image God made. Where is the 'you' casting that image? Again, are you a slice of the loaf? Where is the real you?
Are you a child of God?
10 “See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.
You don't know God yet fully. God knows you fully.
23 Now while he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival, many people saw the signs he was performing and believed in his name. 24 But Jesus would
not entrust himself to them, for he knew all people. 25 He did not need any testimony about mankind, for he knew what was in each person.
He doesn't need your testimony. You need his. So do I. What happens when the image is removed and the wool pulled from our eyes?
1 Corinthians 13
11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind
me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
We know as we are known. Relax. God knows you or you wouldn't be asking about the voice you hear. Love keeps no records of wrongs my brother. Law is
for the ones who do now follow the one law of love. God knows and so do you.
By the way, who crushes the head of Satan? The heel. Not you. Adam did it for us. Christ is the heel of the loaf and we are all slices benefiting from
what has been done for us. It's a gift.
14 So the Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this,
“Cursed are you above all livestock
and all wild animals!
You will crawl on your belly
and you will eat dust
all the days of your life.
15 And I will put enmity
between you and the woman,
and between your offspring[a] and hers;
he will crush your head,
and you will strike his heel.”
Do you hear the voice calling? I do. Why am I thankful that I do now fully know God yet? If I did, love could keep a record of wrongs. By being
under the veil, our witness in the trial is both what was done to us and what was done for us. Which witness do you hold? Who is your advocate?
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