Archive for February 23rd, 2020

We can see the Creative Mind of God in Genesis.1:3. God separated light from darkness so two kingdoms: children of wrath and children of the inheritance in light are set in motion even before a physical universe is created. Kingdom of God does not come by observation. This world of temporal powers where man’s hand is at the throat of another and by picking dirt on rival leads you to the highest office puts you in the news. But the lame takes the prey. It is how Spirit adds to the Kingdom of God-b


 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God(v.14).

When we consider the sovereignty of God the heaven and the earth are not merely geographical entities but a virtual place for making a distinction from the physical aspect of cosmos as different from kingdom of God. The expression ‘as the heaven is high above the earth’ (Ps.103:11)refers to the latter.  “For as the heaven is high above the earth so great is his mercy toward them that fear him(Ps.103:11)”. It is where Mercy dwells. In the creation account God separated the waters and waters above the firmament represents it. The waters below the firmament he separated into land and the seas. The idea is to establish Power and Wisdom of God are higher than man’s thoughts. This idea we find in a similar quote from the Book of Isaiah:”For as

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Whenever we discuss history there are causes and consequences of which we do not really focus upon. Because of many sins of Israel God scattered them before Assyria,Babylon and later before Rome. The diaspora created seed plot for Christianity in the places where a Jewish community established synagogue where St Paul during his Missionary journey stayed and preached the Good News. In our times also we see what made Holocaust possible. Hatred anti-Semitism of Medieval Europe gave Hitler a policy which Germany in their defeatism swallowed without murmur. Hitler and his 1000-year Reich shall never rise but hatred that sowed continues without let up. This is what the term ‘back page’ discusses. In our case our physical world also throws up conditions the Spirit works with so God shall accomplish his Will-b


Back page as with invisible controls is not a scriptural term. It is derived from tabloids of old where sensational news is splashed on the front page and the more inconvenient and pedestrian events are often relegated to back pages. Man given his short attention span and lack of breadth in vision, intellectually, is to be knocked on the head with headlines. ‘Impeachment!’ screams but you read and more you go on the less you are enlightened. Suppose we were given the Genesis account as a news report: The creation of the Sun in v.14 would sell the paper with photos accompanied by a panel of scientists of all hues analyzing its import. Somewhere buried in the back pages come the item ‘God separates light from darkness(v.3)’. Why in a back page? God is a Spirit and it is a dubious article as far as science is concerned. On the…

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What does it mean to be foreknown by God? Information of your life has been seen as in a birds’eye view by God. So your life is equipped to face with events to which His Power and Wisdom accordingly prepare. Hannah’s barrenness would not crush her therefore. She would get a special knowledge of securing the future of the boy Samuel, Such wise choices are part of invisible controls, Ruth’s life was no exception-b


“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God(v.14)”.

Invisible controls of God, is not a scriptural term but it is ubiquitous and it is the spiritual underpinning of the whole cosmos to which the kingdom of God holds sovereignty. What is faith but invisible control where God has a Name? What is Holiness where glory of God exercises his Will and we see it in a manner that has a form as well as truth? Where does that confidence come from but from the very nature of God who is a Spirit?

Invisible controls delineate God and his manner of working. Our hope relies on it and on the strength of it we accept the Scripture as inerrant and true. Words are symbols representing eternal nature,- and qualities working through people and events as though we ‘see’ them in our inner…

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Lights immediately come up picking out the Three Magi now standing alone on the stage.


I deem three scores off my age

The dimpled grace of the babe

With one smile disentangled:

Verily when heaven sends ray serene

Through air and vapor

Must make crustiness of age

Somewhat easier to bear;

Stars deign their will not for themselves

But follow the higher Purpose;

Not knowing what, can exempt

The earthlings from their rule follow?

I suppose not.

Gods above by all accounts

Straighten all furrows of parental care,

To begin with the clean slate

Of infancy: So deem I its worth:

I made a present of some gold to the infant.

It has put me back in wages of whole year.

Yet I do not feel any poor

I am revived and raring to leave

With a spring in my steps.


How So?



I ventured on this trek, bone-breaking terrain

Over a pack of mules not merely for exercise:

I dream and its ciphers I unlock

On some sure hunch, its art

Has me served rather well with practice.

Inspiration without some element

Of divine breath is dry rot that eats

Into our abstruse knowledge

Little by little

In the end it is our wholesome

Life that has left unseen!.

What is a dream that thrice repeated

Verbatim, but a Higher Art

Source of which, I can least fathom?

Inspiration I presume;

Asleep under the cauldron of starlight

What makes the earth melt in images,-

As insubstantial symbols

Any sleeper with deft swing of line and hook

Fill for his reverie the morrow after?

Some unseen hand throws secret of

His counsel through rivers to reach us

And it was thus set me seek a king

And I found him: King of righteousness

Since whoever we served so far has short-changed

To keep out in the open, come cold come sirocco

Braving our lungs are a ruin..

Thus when the divine Mind traced his Hand

And follow I did and found the babe,

In him is righteousness; Beside I found you both

With the self-same bend of mind

Seeking a higher road.



In age I am your peer

But in art a poor second.

Art of deal is my forte.

My investment with some caravans has

Paid me with merchandise

Exotic and the most desirable

Fit for kings in any corner or clime.

A pound of frankincense I brought along

To present before the King whose birth

A meteor, presaged as clear as bell.

I followed its course and I am blessed

To find the prince of Peace, instead.



Lightly esteem my fellow practitioner

And does disservice to his art:

Doing the right thing is as high as inspiration

And such choices are free from cant

And creed cobbled by bookish learning.

The infant king to whom we did homage

Is the Priest of the Most High.

The gold in my dream thrice predicted

The mitre embroidered with gold

And his faith as sceptre most lethal

He shall judge and your speech in accord

I foresee the Priest-King of the kingdom

To come.



How excellent! King of Salem

Receiving tithes from Abraham

The dream did not mislead me,

Vindicates my premise of the star

Leading me all the way

To the House of Bread

Was predetermined.

Bethlehem must feed thus

Two worlds as contrary as

Solid Earth and Heaven.



My honorable fellow seeker

Methinks the Babe shall grow

Man’s estate and teach the world

With example of his reign,

Serving the kingdom of flesh and Spirit

As one; such peace sets the course of the river

Turn direction from above

To us-wards; as sure as showers

Lightly dropping on the parched land.

Your merchandise is not of any mart

But of a heart outgrown from

Its native intelligence

It serves your better self more than

Money can buy.



Beyond the Ganges I am known

By another name. Far East, East or Near

We are everywhere but nowhere

In particular. In a cosmic void

We shall do well seek a nobler purpose

So all toils we have so far leave their fame

For another to cut and paste upon a silly notion

He has hatched and helpless are we.

In self-denial the world turns

To which we are inspired fools to give some direction.

All labour of man is profit

For another to spend but even to dust

He shall in the end sink!

The mighty river you spoke

By my reckoning is the celestial

Ganges, that holds two banks

In so many cosmic cycles

You would have traversed it

You come to know all there is to it

As well as never touching its centre

Being swept farther each day.

But one Supreme Mind wills

To which I place my self.

This babe to whom I paid obeisance

Might reward me as yet.

I made a present of a pot

Of myrrh of most bitter balm

To cleanse the dead for life beyond,

The royal infant is no exception.

Lo I lay my life to Truth

Of the life in death must close

So another cosmic cycle we continue

Fellow travelers some to bliss

And some to bitter despair.



Cosmic Time may hold its breath

While I,- my feet bites

With some sand in my shoe

And it is more pressing.

(Putting on his shoe)

To the present, my fellow pilgrims

Do we present ourselves

Before Herod or make ourselves scarce?



Herod did not invite us

But the Highest gave a pass

By which we undertook this passage

We shall take order from none

But from the higher Mind above. Let us leave.

(Light dims)

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 ‘For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace’. Look at the history of nations and we see the stark reality of the truth of this verse. Peace is nowhere in sight and nations are roiling under corruption and ungodliness. Centuries ago John Calvin declared a theocratic state. His City of God was only in name and what really ran the government, was it God? Vindictiveness of Calvin was unlike the quality of God. What love do we see in the trial of Michael Servetus?’ Bruce Gordon in his book on Calvin and Servetus cites the execution of Michael Servetus in Geneva as confirmation of his tyrannical, intolerant character” (Bruce Gordon, Calvin [Yale University Press, 2009]. Calvinism denies free-will and assigns the Atonement of Jesus Christ as limited in scope. His carnal mind examined the Scripture and was wrong on both counts…

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 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.

When we examine the righteousness of Law first principle is that Law is synonymous with the Lawgiver. God is Truth. Articles of Law severally as well as all together delineate the very nature of God and each one bears the truth. No one is righteous (Ro.3:10) but God alone is perfect. There can be only one conclusion: law of God is true and perfect.

God is eternal so when we consider covenant it is qualified as everlasting covenant since it had its origin in the eternal mind of God. “For I am the Lord, I change not;…(Mal.3:6). Truth does not…

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God is a Spirit. So the law of God is also called Law of the Spirit of Life. It is what we read in v.2, “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death”. How the law of Sin did impose penalty on all men has been by stealth. What gave it power was indirect and in Adam nevertheless I am under its shadow. ‘For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me(Ro.7:11).’ We see those who are under the law of sin prefer to justify thmselves. “For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved(John 3:20).” They are enemies to good counsel and resist God. Secondly they serve Satan in promoting discord and confusion. In our own times we…

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“Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin(Ro.6:6)”.

The term ‘Old man’ is valid under the law of sin, and it refers in spiritual sense to the eternal Will  creating a body of evidence* against every man that comes to the world. By the same argument we believe in ‘inner man’ another body of evidence created under the the law of God to which St Paul refers in v.22. Law of God  is also called the law of grace.

Law of sin and law of grace accordingly refer to Adam and Jesus respectively. (Ro.5:12,19). Since Adam disobeyed God’s commandment he made his own will more important than the divine Will. Jesus as the Son manifested obedience ‘as the image of the invisible God(Col.1:15)’. Spirit of disobedience is alien to the kingdom…

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Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth?

Circumcision is a sign a badge for every one accepting the rule of the Law as long as he is alive. What avails when he, according to way of all flesh, returns to the ground from which he is taken.?’Dust to dust and ashes to ashes.’ Validity of circumcision no longer exists for him. This is what St Paul explains here using the analogy of marriage, as in the following verse:For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband(v.2)”.

The law of sin is compared to the laws governing marriage and it is not eternal…

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