UnBelievers Nature

Engineers:

Look how distinct nature is. Not everything is black and white as the law would depict, but look how the contrasts compliment each other. Is it not, too precious, to try and describe with words? So I encourage instead, to describe it by experience. Take time in silence and just … “feel” … the energy of nature.

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Header photo: Ben Jacobi www.bdjphoto.com 

21 Enoch lived sixty-five years, and became the father of Methuselah.22 Then Enoch walked with God three hundred years after he became the father of Methuselah, and he had other sons and daughters.23 So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years.24 Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him. Genesis 5:21-24

After syncing with nature. Think on this question based on the biblical verses above. Did God take Enoch from his wife … leaving her to tend to all their children, alone? 


Unbelievers,

Since the previous blog, have we discovered truth that satisfies the soul? There is a reason and purpose to the nature of which we live. And as we stop in nature’s course, look to its ground in humility. Do you see our reflection? In it we will discover the majesty of God’s design. If you haven’t found a Bible or someone with a Bible. I encourage you to find one and look into the Word of God with us. Because we are going into the mystery of God together, and His Word does not return void. Watch.

The reason for the word “reflection” was not meant in the perception of looking at yourself through a mirror or “off” water. When we look at the dust of the ground and handle it between our fingers, we are experiencing our reflection. Because we were made from the dust and to dust we will return. We reflect death because of our unbelief and we experience danger; seeming threatened, because of our lack of faith. In the beginning God reassures us of the redemption from this mistake of disobedience and unbelief.

As we continue to look at our reflection. We remember when the enemy questioned us and the reason we became deceived? Remember when (we) Eve said, “From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat;but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die.’”? Emphasize ontouch it“. Where did that addition come from? How is Eve an adequate helper to her husband if not permitted to touch the tree? This is all theoretical of course, but being a husband myself would understand the innate nature of Adam to condition the warning from God to protect his wife, “don’t even touch it”. However, I think that also left his wife vulnerable to believe that which was not of God or her husband. Remember, we have a God Who knows what He is doing. What did God tell man? God knew the time was coming for the fruit to be eaten because he orchestrated it knowing what that would mean!…Separation. Does that mean God orchestrated us to sin? No. The orchestration is God having seen all that He created as good, including the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Sin was made available, but not orchestrated for us to commit the act thereof. And; because God understood what we didn’t about sin, knew that we would experience it upon committing the act of believing the serpent of evil. However, thankfully we have an Awesome Husband (that sounds weird being a man, haha, but it makes sense) that is teaching us the way of truth! God knew and knows how to redeem us from that instance of an inevitable decision even to the present moment of sins course.

Man was called Adam, before God saw that it was not good for him to be alone and purposed to create his suitable helper. A male is incomplete without a female in the nature of creation. So then after God presented the female to the male; Man called her, Woman. And it wasn’t until after their mutual agreement of disobedience to consequences, that Adam called his wife’s name, Eve (mother of all living). Now although children were in the foresight of God to complete the Holy Family, that child was not yet born. But we are still talking creation here. Peering into the womb so-to-speak, of creation. Because man will “leave” his father and mother and cleave unto his wife. This is why there are two deaths, but that is for another time.

This creation process appears to relate as the beginning stages of spiritual maturity or material “puberty”? When the serpent presented Eve with a question; her belief was frail, fragile, and needed a man aka husband to step along side her, affirming her status and equality with him as having the power to shut that serpents mouth. She had the authority to tell that serpent to, “go to Hell!”. However, bear in mind the design of our Father. How can we understand the authority unless exercised? And how can we “discern” good from evil unless acquiring the “knowledge” of it. Remember, we are still His Bride! And no serpent is getting in the way of that! God is revealing His Nature; Who He is, to and for us! Preparing our wedding day! And the way He has done that…..is through His Only Son. This resembles the trinity; Father, Mother, Child! = Jesus! The Holy Spirit is preparing to present [us] the Holy Bride to our Holy Groom of faith! And this is an experience of eternal bliss or rather the anticipation for it! No different than a bride anticipating her wedding day! This is what we experience in respect to salvation.

…”Feel it?”…

UnBelievers Birth

Milkyway at White Sands National Monument.

Header photo: Ben Jacobi www.bdjphoto.com 

One of Ben’s favorite quotes from his favorite photographer is “Sometimes I show up just when God is ready for someone to press the shutter” -Ansel Adams

There is so much biblical narration in that photo above it seems unreal. Wouldn’t do it justice not having it as the featured photo. Ooh.., but, to be! In the “lens”! Of a Photographer (we are (: )! Do we truly grasp the amount of hard work required to experience a photo like that? A lot. Now imagine the hard work of our “Master Designer” to set that moment up for Ben to take the shot, so we can experience that moment with him. Although, don’t know whether that compares, exactly, to a woman giving birth. But, lets go with it. It takes 9 months, for (what seems like a lifetime) of seriously painful moments to give birth to a masterpiece! From moments to years after, marveling, at the innocence of life. Then BOOM! The “Big Bang” reality check! In the midst of all that experience — there was a single moment where the umbilical cord was cut. And salvation is born! An unbelievers Genesis.


Engineers,

Lets begin. If this text is being read and understood by an unbeliever. The hope is to inspire the reason to believe. And then experience the revelation of a lifetime together! It’s time to cut the “unbiblical” cord.

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Unbelievers,

There is no denying that the reader and writer have been conceived and born from the womb of a mother. And if that is something, even now, that you are trying to control whether or not to believe? Then your “author of this blog” is requesting a sit down “chess-game” conversation; only, permit me the first move. And my first move is So also it is written, “The first man, Adam, became a living soul.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.“.

Before “creation” was born, imagine the “wisdom“ of God. The Spiritual Being of God as a Person without gender — “decided” to relate in nature according to design: male and female, light and darkness, good and evil, life and death. Our God, the Awesome Creator, is the very essence of life. And desired an innocent intimate “relationship” with creation hence “virgin” “woman” to “wife” and “glorified bride”. Imagine logic in the midst of desire; what that must mean, to “feel”, or have “emotion”, but without someone to experience that with. There is a risk of wrong doing, but God “counted” the “cost“. The cost must have meant there are “consequences”, but what was the price? To establish order out of chaos there must be consequences. And the price, well, the price is payed. Creation must be “given access” to choose whether to obey. Not manipulated or controlled to choose and obey. God’s Character is established, and has chosen for Himself the creation of which we exist. And therefore is dominant to that which already existed from Him {before the ladies hurl their “thought stones” – please keep reading – because male and female complete each other without status or question of equality}. Creation appears to be as the “helper” to our “Father“. However, it’s much more in-depth than that! It is the actuality of marriage! Also, that was not meant to be received as God needing help, but rather, “incomplete” without help.

Are you seeing where the “umbilical cord” of creation exists? The only unbiblical “cord” in all of Scripture came out of the mouth of the “serpent“. We were tested with a question and failed, miserably and literally! The imagery is this: the mother of all living is Eve, the likeness and image of Adam is God and the serpent is the umbilical cord of creation. Adam was the original “soul” mate of Eve, but where was his Spirit? Do you not hear the sound of God?

So then…what next? We encounter an “option”. Being like God and of His image leaves us at risk for “uncertainty“. How? There is consequence for — evil. What then is necessary for creation not to suffer the consequence of evil? Don’t make the same mistake twice! Creation was given what the Creator already had; life and the knowledge of it! For what reason? Because of Love. God is Love!!! And He designed it as you and I are experiencing it now! This life is but “milk” to learn and grow from. The solid food and eternal life is a relationship with the Word of God! It is finished! Completed in the Name of Jesus!

Disclaimer — I have a reputation of losing chess games. However, my aim is not ever to destroy my opponents kingdom. I always win because of the relationship built in the time we played. I love you so very much! 

Believers Comprehension

Salvational Engineers,

Someone very dear to me would say, “Never read a verse from the Bible…as you would talk to a toddler”. People are at various levels of comprehension.

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Header photo: Ben Jacobiwww.bdjphoto.com

Reminiscing, learning how to drive. Distinguish the experiences between the time with my driver’s ed instructors, and, my parents. Sometimes it is difficult for the instructor and or parent to endure the trail of a student, “just, not, getting-it!”. The instructor may become a bit condescending after a repeated correction, “Did the yellow light ‘mean’, speed up!?”. Or how about the student driving in the “right direction”, but [<– ONE WAY)] wrong way into oncoming traffic?. Haha! Anyway, thankfully, those students have grown to handle and be trusted behind the wheel of their very own 3,000-pound vehicle, without “supervision”. Or, that was the hope, at least. The point is, there is a process to maturity; whether learning “hands-on” how to drive, or, educated about the process, in the midst of it. A teenager’s desire is to be all grown up ready to take on the world, but without trail and endurance. It just doesn’t work that way.

2 Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. (James 1:2-4)

Apply that concept to a person just learning about salvation. Without the various trails and testing of our faith, how would we then understand enough to relate to those just drawing their first breaths’ of salvation? Just because we know how to drive does not make us a good driver. However, the Bible likens the process of spiritual maturity to newborn babies longing for the “pure milk of the word”. So, if we can somewhat grasp the conceptual maturity process through driving then hopefully also in the consumption of food.

Therefore, putting aside all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander, 2 like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation, 3 if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord. (1 Peter 2:1-3)

So. If any of us salvational engineers think ourselves wise to teach; well, this is where we are disciplined to humble ourselves, and “drink some milk” together.


If the reader finds him or herself longing to taste the kindness of our Lord, the King? Please. We salvational engineers are but “unworthy” members of His Kingdom in the midst of His nature on Earth; longing also, to meet you where you are, in the Spirit of God. Not to teach necessarily, but genuinely “disciple” attentively as God teaches us, together, about salvation.

26 These things I have written to you concerning those who are trying to deceive you. 27 As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him. 28 Now, little children, abide in Him, so that when He appears, we may have confidence and not shrink away from Him in shame at His coming. (1 John 2:26-28)

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This is the perfect opportunity to turn our attention to the virgin Mary. Remember, this woman had no “intimate relation” with any man. And yet, God used her natural reproductive system supernaturally; producing a living being of flesh inside of her, through the procedure of the Holy Spirit. Meaning, very basically; that God in His Spirit, prepared the seed and egg in her womb to produce a (embryo to fetus) baby that would save the world, Jesus. — As we grow in familiarity to the Bible; drinking one “bottle” of milk at a time, will discover revelation after revelation of truth. Because, Jesus, is the Infinite Word and Son of God. And upon “believing” in that “Word”. We “receive” the “Holy Spirit of God” — becoming new born babies desiring the pure milk of salvation. As we feed on this “Word of God” to grow in maturity, the Holy Spirit enlightens us to the reasons for our present-day conditions, as sinners. And.., so.., “here come the convictions” at where we’ve “messed up”? Yes. However, also, here comes our “GOOD NEWS”. Not guilty.

And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to infants in Christ. 2 I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able, 3 for you are still fleshly. For since there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not fleshly, and are you not walking like mere men? (1 Corinthians 3:1-3)


So, check this out! — In the next blog we’ll go through the birthing process together. And in it will discover our eternity and sever the umbilical (or unbiblical) cord.

Believers Storm

Waurika Lake Thunderstorm

 Header photo: Ben Jacobi www.bdjphoto.com 

Salvational Engineers,

draw your attention to the power and majesty from the photo above. Can you imagine being set out to sea in the presence of our Lord, the King of the universe? Not a rhyme or reason to be disturbed from the confidence we have because of His company! Until the storm. So as the storm comes, the question presents itself, where is your faith?

“ 22 Now on one of those days Jesus and His disciples got into a boat, and He said to them, “Let us go over to the other side of the lake.” So they launched out. 23 But as they were sailing along He fell asleep; and a fierce gale of wind descended on the lake, and they began to be swamped and to be in danger. 24 They came to Jesus and woke Him up, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” And He got up and rebuked the wind and the surging waves, and they stopped, and [f]it became calm. 25 And He said to them, “Where is your faith?” They were fearful and amazed, saying to one another, “Who then is this, that He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey Him?”” (Luke 8:22-25)

 

Let’s turn this around to modern day era and launch ourselves out in a boat with the President of the United States. Does the presence of our President provide the answer and example to our faith? Do military personnel risk their lives to defend what is happening in our news and to our youth? Does the governmental agencies do its’ diligence to rebuke the winds and surging waves of the outcry “Master, Master, we are perishing!”? How about, “We the People”, what are we doing? Engineers – we are just as responsible for risking our lives for the sake of truth that honors God before our Country. And if we huddle together in a boat talking about deliverance, but lack the faith to commence its’ power from God in Christ our Lord, the King, then what was the point of the “huddle”? We first need to establish our faith! How does our individual influences’ impact the communities we live in, because if the influence isn’t wrought in faith then how do we expect to impact our house of representatives and senators that court our freedom? There are political powers beyond what the “eye” sees, and it’s time to place our God given Gift next to the “coin” of Caesar and make a statement.

Believers Lifeline

A brother in the flesh said to me, “I wish people would stop trying to save people, like you. It’s too late for that.”. That brother is amped to fight. It reminded me of what the Jews initial thought was of their Messiah — but the ‘fight’ expected was misperceived.


There is a fight, but it’s not against flesh and blood. Remember, Jesus was in every right to call on a legion of angels to fight, but He surrendered that right in obedience to His Father. The fight is against the character of evil experienced in the flesh of our bodies. Listen. I could continue to input gospel record in defense of what is written (here) — but it defeats the purpose if the reader is unwilling to believe for him or herself what the gospel is teaching. So, my question to many of my brothers and sisters in the flesh, like the one who thinks, “it’s too late”. Are you looking within your soul to meet the Spirit of your Father through Jesus the Messiah? Or. Are you looking elsewhere to meet Him.


A believer/s lifeline, is that God sacrificed His Only Son to have a relationship with them; resurrecting them to Himself, because our Father is not of this world. An unbeliever has a God that is knocking on the door of their heart because of the news an adopted child would receive — “I’m chosen?! This is my Dad?! my Mom!”. No different than a parent or parents that purchased custody of an adopted child or children, so too did God purchase custody of you, but with the blood of His Only Natural Born, Immanuel (Jesus), the boy of God’s Spirit Whom we sinners crucified. So, congratulations! It’s a Brother! Are you, so dull of hearing? So ready to fight that you’re incapable of experiencing that excitement? Which should nearly bring you to tears if not wailing while simultaneously jumping, even leaping with joy. We have become reconciled as children of God. And yet, He is still pursuing those who have not heard because of our inherited sin cursed natural parents of the flesh (Adam and Eve). That may sound harsh, but it’s a point, to the reason, we should obey this-time around. Don’t listen to the serpent — listen to the Son of Man / Spirit of God! So, do you still want to fight after hearing that good “news”? If so. Consider this. The skin that you live in now, is designed to adapt from the condition of it’s sin to learn the mysteries of God and make sense of believing. So, for any other reason than to investigate, learn and adapt to make sense of believing. You’re making yourself out to be a coward who is stuck in their lust (multiplied by two) or too proud, and stuck in their pride. And could one-day result in committing the only sin worthy of damnation.

“Therefore I say to you, any sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven people, but blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven. Whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him; but whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, either in this age or in the age to come. Matthew 12:31-32


The correct response of your desire to fight; is don’t fight for deliverance but deliver the fight to God; in honor of His glory and Who He is to you — not for yourself. It is “yo” Daddy who teaches you all things! And it may just so happen that He will bless you, when ready, to take on the Goliath of today; just as He did David in his day! LET’S DO THIS YOU “Salvational Engineers”! LETS GO!

Believers Practice

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Although we live in a veiled experience of our Father’s glory because of disobedience doesn’t mean to make a practice out of disobeying. Instead, through this experience, learn and acquire skills you can teach others and take interest in helping build others talents’ to achieve their goals and reach an abundance of success. Make a practice out of that — do you see the parallel here? (refer to home) Remember when the Lord instructed Moses to “Make a fiery serpent…” (Numbers 21:8)? Same thing here. You can “pick up” (pun intended) the “art” of someone else’s trash. Believe me, there is a lot of it! Which is really another way of saying go the extra mile to making disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19). I promise it will go well with you. And no, I am not your lord. Just another brother in the flesh, but also a member in Glory with those in Glory (glory to glory) . Understand that because we originally belonged to sins rightful place of punishment and death; needed a way out of that cursed path and place of destruction.


Jesus, veils the actual nature of His Father’s glory to live among us and with us. When Jesus was born of a seed incorruptible our seed of corruption crucified Him. So, obviously our sin nature and Jesus’s’ glory nature are not of the same household. Therefore, thankfully God’s loving kindness toward us offered a proposal, which was His Son in the flesh of our sin, Jesus. Whom again and again our sin nature desires to crucify. Which is the reason He is the true Husband of our faith — hence “proposal”.

I wish that you would bear with me in a little foolishness; but indeed you are bearing with me. 2 For I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy; for I betrothed you to one husband, so that to Christ I might present you as a pure virgin. 3 But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ. 4 For if one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted, you bear this beautifully. (2 Corinthians 11:1-4)

Vain Believers?

Before we all approach the judgement seat of God together (Romans 14:10; 2 Corinthians 5:10) hoping to justify ourselves into Heaven. There is a “Standard” to consider; and it is important to investigate the way God designed it. So, in our Bibles (books testifying of God’s relationship with Mankind) we will find that our Living Creator God and Father of all created things (good and evil) descended into the world; Anointed in Jesus of Nazareth, (Immanuel –  Hebrew name meaning “God with us”~ Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23) to be born a baby boy from the virgin (Mary) of the Jews one Holy night; to then be called on as “Son of Man” (Messiah – the promised deliverer of the Jewish people) for salvation during His ministry in the flesh; being simultaneously equal with God as the Son of God in the power of the Holy Spirit on Earth; betrayed to fulfil His Father’s Word (Holy Scriptures) establishing the Only Way of reconciliation to God, for the souls of sinners; providing the way for the past, present, and future souls to follow suit by the way of His resurrection from the dead after 3 days — being the “firstborn” of the transformed (dead) now ascended on High to His rightful place as Heir to the throne for everyone to know their Creator God, as Father [not Judge, although a “Just” (Holy) Creator]. In all His humility and mercy wrought in Jesus, we now have the way and opportunity to distinguish Who this God is; although the Creator of my soul, also, the Father of my spirit by grace through faith in His Only Son…, Jesus the Nazarene (Christ). …Lord of lords and King of kings (Revelation 17:14).


God illustrates His Word by fully relating to our condition as sinners through the experience of His Son in the flesh (lust multiplied by two and pride ~1 John 2:16). So, we should not attempt to give the excuse of God’s’ inability to relate upon acquiring the knowledge and understanding of the Bible. We need to get something straight; plainly, God breached the void of infinite wisdom for our sake. Putting the death, we ought to have died… because we’re born of that genesis act of disobedience [seed of Adam], all are guilty [save Jesus]. Read it for yourself, we were warned!

Again, putting the death, we ought to have died upon His only Son, Jesus; born of God’s “Spirit” in the flesh, to reconcile in a way of relating to HIM as FATHER through the Holy Spirit of Jesus — true believers are sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise that gives revelation to the truth about all things.

Between our world and the next there is a vast void of darkness preserved, don’t mistake it for the Light of His Kingdom. So what about Judas Iscariot (the one who betrayed Jesus), did he go to the outer darkness? Don’t waste your time pondering over forces you had nor have, any part in. Is anyone of us the “Creator” of our neighbor’s soul, let alone our own soul, to Give it Life that it would be Conscious? So to determine the verdict of one’s eternity…? — God is the One who implemented the Word of His Scripture; while we, simply abide in its’ truth and trust Him. Remember, “Father”, not Judge (although “Just”). Upon coming to know who the author is, of this blog, may one day result in witnessing him perish in outer darkness because of his believing in vain (Matthew 7:21-23). And that is where Evil will challenge our God given Gift of Salvation. And that is also why it is so important to know and understand the reason for God’s standard to those who’ve come to the knowledge of the truth (2 Peter 2:21). That is the purpose for evangelism. So if you feel annoyed toward a person of this faith and hope? I promise that is not the intent, but rather, a hunger or appetite yearning for you to experience this salvation and coming into glory, with Jesus. It is the desire of every believer to live with you, in the Everlasting! NOT, apart from you! And so, we give our life to the cause of Christ whilst awaiting His arrival. Please meet and get to know The Father of the believers’ Spirit, before He comes in all His Glory. Because I assure you, He’s coming. And that is a believer’s prayer and promise. So, I hope you’ll be ready.