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Here is a much misunderstood term- benny

GuidetohisWord

Predestination is a theological concept that cannot be understood with rational mind. Glory of man is like the grass that withers away. How does predestination work for him in such a case? God ‘of his own will begat us with the word of truth(Jas.1:17)’ and it is what makes it work for us.

Salvation is the eternal word carrying man on the simple premise that faith is one. (‘One Lord, one faith’-Ep.1:5) I shall give one example: Before God destroyed Sodom two angels carried Lot and his family out of the city safely and commanded them to ‘go to the mountain lest thou be consumed’ (Ge.19:15-17). Faith has no time constraints. It is associated with heart.  Heart of man has its natural function. In addition to it the Spirit assigns heart spiritual significance. Consider this: “He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world…

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Just One Point: faith

God breathed into the nostrils of Adam. This spirit gives him a free will. He was set in the garden to keep it and conduct himself as His steward. He forbade him from eating the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. By warning him the consequence of disobedience God let him use his discretion. God trusted him with names of His creation. Breath of God was intended as a medium for faith as well.

Faith of Adam is shown to have taken root well from God’s breath. It is revealed at the creation of Eve. Adam would had no knowledge as to what transpired in his deep sleep but when God brought Eve before him it was evident. “And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man./ And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh…” (Ge.2:22-23)

Benny

 

 

Zion is not any geographical place, nor is Jerusalem. What is the significance of new earth and new heaven? Let the Bible throw light on eternity to which the end of the world is leading-benny

GuidetohisWord

Let us consider vv.5-6. The God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God:/ Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever:”

The God of Jacob is used in a specific sense. He is the God which made heaven and the earth. He is omnipresent and eternal. Yet He has chosen a habitation for himself, -it is a city where He would dwell forever,-” For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation(Ps.132:13;) It fits no specific geographical location, “Why leap ye, ye high hills? this is the hill which God desireth to dwell in; yea, the LORD will dwell in it for ever(Ps.68:16)”. This is where the rock cut not with hands shall scatter many mountains to rubble and instead grow to be a mountain! It is the Zion…

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Soundings:5.1

  1. Day 1

 

Crack open an acorn and one might find a world of creatures that make it their home during the nut’s growth and decay. The number, however, is limited considering the size of the acorn. The nut has its limit so has the Earth.

The variety and number of organisms that fill an acorn will depend upon the surroundings. A nut lying on a bare and dry ground may not attract much as a decaying acorn swathed in a layer of moist leaves. Fecundity of moths, parasites and animals in an acorn owes to its environment as some parts of the Earth are more populated than other parts. The conclusion is quite compelling. Nature of an acorn in context corresponds with life forms interacting where the size of the Earth. Is it because Truth accommodates various species to organize about a triad? Truth of nature, of action and of experience create synergy that is for all to make use of?

Benny

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This Psalm of David carries no desperation of his situation as was in the previous psalms. Evidently he has been delivered from dire straits for the moment and we see his affirmation of God’s sovereignty coming to the fore. He can now reflect of what he learnt from his experience. He taught him to rely on His strength so his fingers are nimble. Unless God put his strength in his mind first his fingers would do only so much. So a Christian warfare is fought with full armor of God and it is the Mind of Christ that fights our battles for us.

David’s confidence is in God who is unlike pagan gods of his time. He is God of all mercies, ‘Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off(Ps.138:6)’. Elsewhere he asks what is man that He should…

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Bible Study: New Earth

This is an excerpt from a book I am currently busy with. More or less it reflects my life in some 365 entries,- where all that I read observed and lived through in some seven decades, are put down as a Daybook-benny)

 

36 Day 5

 

God sent His only begotten Son to the world (John 3:16) in order lead us into his light. His testimony agrees in these three: ‘And there are three that bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one (1 John 5:8)’. Under the hand of John he received baptism to indicate his humanity. As a sign the spirit came like a dove descending and sat on him. On the cross his side pierced drew blood. Thus his humanity and deity have been established. He is indeed the firstborn from the dead.

 

36 Day 6

 

The Holy Spirit in keeping with the Father Son relationship, sets this: ‘Heaven is my throne and the earth is my footstool (Is.66:1).’ When Son finally fulfills His will we have the earth in heavenly places. The vision of four living creatures and the seven Spirits like seven lamps are set about the throne. (Re.4:3-8) indicate a mode of inversion. By death and resurrection of Jesus Christ it is the new earth that is our eternity.

 

36 Day 7

 

The Seven lamps that St John saw in his vision serve as a memorial. He makes spirit his angels (Ps.104:4) and we see several instances where they are sent to minister unto man. The angel waking up Elijah is one such. He strengthened the great prophet to go to Horeb where God had a message for him. Similarly when Jesus was in agony in the garden and a ministering angel attended to him. Between God and man there has been a highway so he has been always surrounded by the angel of his presence.

The Spirit makes the rock from which the Israel drank from as the Spiritual Rock that followed them. In spiritual parlance natural objects are invested with glory of God that is not in themselves but under whose hand it is set there.

Bread from heaven by the same token is not manna but the Son who came from his Father. In short what is the glory of God? It is the Son whose gospel made the earth double in for the heaven.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soundings: 5.0

Size of course matters: wouldn’t a may fly consider the lifespan of humans as interminable as we might look at a galactic year?

Correspondence on the matter of size: Our planet Earth is a living planet giving rise to millions of species of life forms; Because it is a home to every creature big or small, these life forms have learnt to interact in groups forming a food chain, and thriving as far as they could, making the most of their ecosystems.

Benny