Hi Marie and Sheila and Tom , everyone here ,
Well I am in such a strange place because of having such a hard time speaking to folks in general
I believe we are here so briefly and fleetingly in the days of our flesh and God did this on purpose , those in the old records lived close to 1000 years in the flesh
and this world
We have history records and the Word of God /Bible and even its been tampered with corruption by the many men of old and many innocent but still in error translators
If we as a people believe in the SPIRIT OF LIFE that some how breathes in these scriptures and quickens us we have got something many have never known in their mortal existence as the days of their flesh , but are some how now "spiritual creatures " by the work of the HOLY SPIRIT
As some were even back than being inspired to write and record it for us to this day and time
For me there was always a simplicity in this that does not confound us
Here is one example , that holds true to me , because the Bible can be very confusing to any one just reading it randomly
We all know and believe that God has set this all up from the beginning knowing what the fate of mankind is , but mankind really does not know Gods whole plan from the beginning to end
But we have clues , lots of them and like a puzzle that has 1000's of pieces we try to make them all fit , and they are forced at times where they do not fit at all , but still cannot SEE THE WHOLE THING AS A DONE "WORK OF GOD " the whole picture
I have enjoyed the simple 2 sons option , God has two sons ISRAEL was His firstborn EXODUS 4 22"Then you shall say to Pharaoh, 'Thus says the LORD, "Israel is My son, My firstborn. 23"So I said to you, 'Let My son go that he may serve Me'
; but you have refused to let him go. Behold, I will kill your son, your firstborn."'"
And we know Jesus Christ is the only begotten SON OF GOD For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)
Being the only one of its kind conceived of HOLY SPIRIT , Jesus come in the flesh , but to me was the SON OF PROMISE , born of woman under the law in the fulness of time
Many of the old heard of this going to happen , yet never understood it and yet some did by the HOLY SPIRIT showing them and them writing it down for the record
GOD made the law of ten commandments , the LAW is a standard , of what is expected of those who are His and those whom are lawless . causing the division between the types
we know that the sin of Israel was idolatry being unfaithful and theLAW or standard was being those whom represent God
JESUS NOW REPRESENTS GODS STANDARD OR LAW and iots only fulfilled in Christ showing the Love and mercy of God by Life in the Spirit and not the flesh and blood of mankind
But the chosen of mankind is compared to His lambs becoming new creatures in Christ
and this is also why I love Pauls account of Galatians 4 the Isaacs the sons of promise born from above by the Holy Spirit John 3 faith comes by hearing what the Spirit is saying babes as slaves are no different than a son but that difference is that are going on into maturity Hebrews 4
and the ishmaels are those sons that torment the sons of God Gen 16 11The angel of the LORD said to her further, "Behold, you are with child, And you will bear a son; And you shall call his name Ishmael, Because the LORD has given heed to your affliction.
12"He will be a wild donkey of a man
, His hand will be against everyone, And everyone's hand will be against him; And he will live to the east of all his brothers." 13Then she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, "You are a God who sees"; for she said, "Have I even remained alive here after seeing Him?"
the law come thu Moses and the Ishmael's use this law and standard to torment the sons of God and grace come faith in Jesus Christ , we see just How tormented Jesus was by them called scribes and Pharisees and hypocrites [Ismaels using the standard / SWORD /WORD OF GOD against his brothers
Why did God decide to make this happen in this manner ?
That we would not loose heart and faith would increase , just as the grace would when iniquity would abound , the grace would abound the more
There are a lot of spiritual beings out here and now , but you could never ever tell by simply looking at them , because many are still in the flesh and are judged by their flesh still
and yet we are told not to " touch it "or "handle it " till the Lord comes , we are the judge nothing before the time , till the Lord comes with the Light to blind the wicked and put that man of sin to death by His breath of coming to them , just as He has done with us
Oh Paul says the old man of sin rises up in his flesh from time to time and we are to put to death those deeds , by putting on Christ Romans 13
…13Let us behave properly as in the day
, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and sensuality, not in strife and jealousy. 14But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts.
Children of the Day and children of the Light are doing just that , just as the LORD JESUS CHRIST commands them by the HOLY SPIRIT IN POWER
This has become longer than planned