really good posts,everyone.
I have a different 'take' on Chuck's though. Enoch speaks of
being clothed as one of his glorious ones.[immortality]
Luke 2;34 This child is destined to cause the falling AND
RISING of 'many' in Israel.
and to be a SIGN that is spoken against.
Also, Jesus said, that he only did what he saw His Father
doing. Evidently He had wittnessed before in the heavens,His
Father, raising the dead,healing the afflicted..etc.. God's power
was with him, to do these things. Indeed, He told the
Pharisees they erred because they 'knew not" the POWER of
What is the 'SIGNificance' of the word SIGN...
the sign of the covenant
Luke 11;30 For as Jonah was a sign to the Ninevites,so also
will THE SON OF MAN BE A SIGN TO THIS GENERATION
the destroy this temple and I will raise it again in three days
was a miraculous sign given to the jews[John 2;18,19]
the first miraculous sign,was the turning of the water to wine
at the wedding feast.
the Glory of God and His son are worked through these SIGNS
these signs are the odour of death to the ones and the odour
of LIFE to the other.
Their SIGNificance is THE POWER AND GLORY OF GOD
when we see the sign of the Son of Man coming on the clouds
it is His return in all the POWER AND GLORY OF THE FATHER
The Lamb was SLAIN BEFORE the Founding of the world..
The WORD was WITH God in the beginning...all
that was needed for the REVEALING WAS THE OPENING
OF THE SEALS....
You have been with me from the beginning....this is the
covenant for the KINGDOM ....
LOOK!!! The MYSTERY OF GODLINESS IS REVEALED...
AND...the MYSTERY OF LAWLESSNESS.....
Just because something has not been understood or been
revealed to us,does NOT make it INVALID OR AS NOT PRE-
EXISTING OUR UNDERSTANDING OF IT.
BUT,rather, the OPENING OF IT TO US...REVEALS WHAT IS..
AND HAS BEEN..AND WILL BE .FROM THE BEGINNING.
[each in his own order]
So,too, the mystery of lawlessness is revealed, Rev 17;8
the beast which you saw,once was[in heaven and earth]
is now not[being abyssed] and will come up out of the abyss
and go to it's destruction.[beasts lack understanding/the
revealing to the saints, abysses the lying/accusing adversary
false prophet having already been dispensed of]
This WORD from the beginning...a commandment unto life..
has been revealed by the spirit of OUR FATHER...throughout
generations of time...BY THE WILL OF GOD....and as those
borne along of spirit are by the WILL OF GOD, so too, the
WORD OF GOD DOES NOT RETURN VOID,BUT ACCOMPLISHES
ALL THE WILL OF GOD.