THE SPHERES OF CHRIST

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Eph 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

Eph 3:10  To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,
Eph 3:11  According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:

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THE FUTURE OF MANKIND IS ALREADY WRITTEN!

INTRODUCTION

Rev 3:20  Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

CHRIST is waiting for you to accept HIS invitation to Affect your Life so you may Become

GOD’S Sanctified People; A People of GOD.

(Excerpts from The Book of Revelation Blog. >> The Book of The Revelation of JESUS CHRIST << 

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STUDY TO SHOW THYSELF APPROVED

2Ti_2:15  Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth

Practical Application of the Word of GOD

GOD is HOLY. HE Created a Perfect World and Populated the Planet with atoms, molecules, electrons, and things we are yet to discover when we have created sensitive instruments designed to make things not yet discovered, discoverable by our limited vision, hearing, and other senses. GOD also created Animals of the Air, Ground and Sea; then HE Crowned HIS Perfect and Good Creation with Mankind (Adam) made in HIS Own Image – Holy. Man was a Creature (a created being) above the Animals and above the Earth. Man was Created just a little lower than the Angels.

Psa 8:5  For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels and hast crowned him with glory and beauty. 

GOD gave Man complete Dominion over Everything in the Water and in the Sky and over every Living thing that moved upon the Earth with Full Rights and Authority. Adam was GOD’S Vicegerent on Earth through a Covenant GOD had made with Mankind. GOD gave Mankind a Commandment of Obedience as a Provision of the Covenant which was that Man must be Obedient to GOD, to Love GOD and to Remain Holy as HE Created them.

Gen 1:27  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Gen 1:28  And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

Psa_8:5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.

Heb_2:7 Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands:

Heb_2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.

GOD’S Warning

GOD told Mankind to Obey HIM was Life. HE warned Mankind that to Disobey HIM was Death. But Mankind (Adam) Disbelieved GOD (Unbelief) and Believed the Adversary of Mankind, Satan, (also known as Lucifer, the serpent/devil/dragon) who deceived Mankind into seeking “godhood,” just as he himself had attempted. He also deceived 1/3 of the angels of Heaven into joining him in his rebellion until GOD cast them out of Heaven. The serpent (Satan) wanted to drive a wedge between GOD and Mankind separating them and if possible to completely Destroy Adam and the entire Human Race through him.

But GOD, being Omnipotent and Possessing many other Holy Attributes and Holy Aspects Foreknew it all and had made Provisions – >> GOD’S Divine Plan << & >> GOD’S Grand Design << –  to Thwart the plan of the Adversary and Arch Enemy of Mankind. GOD had Created a  Divine Plan and the Succeeding Grand Design  which included an Anointed Savior, JESUS CHRIST, who would Destroy the Works of the devil and Redeem Mankind bringing Mankind out of the Kingdom of Darkness and from the Bondage of Sin and Death and Reconcile him to the FATHER and into Life Everlasting in the Kingdom of GOD.

Gen_2:16  And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
Gen_2:17  But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

Rev_12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Joh_3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

JESUS CHRIST, who was with GOD in the Beginning, (before Time) is the Savior who Saves (Salvation) Believers (HIS People) from the Wrath of GOD’S Holy Justice which will destroy all that is Evil (which is anything in Opposition to GOD’S Holiness). If Man is Carnal, he is a friend of the World and Not a Friend of GOD.

Jas_4:4  Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

The Righteousness of CHRIST is Imparted through Faith in the Written and Living Word of GOD which Imputes the Righteousness of CHRIST to the Believer who Partakes of the Divine Nature through the Promises of GOD (Covenant Promises).

All of this was done before the Foundation of the World before Time Began. GOD brought all of Creation into Being from the Eternity Past. The entire Narrative is in the C2 – Your Soul Blog found below in the Blogs Directory.

Joh 1:1  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Joh 1:2  The same was in the beginning with God.
Joh 1:3  All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

GOD’S Standards

Each step you take in this World is either moving Towards GOD or moving Away from HIM. There are no gray areas. The “gray area” or “straddling the fence” is an invention of Mankind to soothe the Conscience or Lull it to Sleep. As an Immortal Being the Steps you take Govern  your Final Deserved Eternal Destination According to GOD’S Holy Standards. GOD will not settle for anything Less in HIS Spiritual Kingdom as HE Projected it from the Beginning. GOD’S Standards are not the Standards of the World, your Religion; your Opinions; your Philosophy or your Church. GOD did not Expect us to Know how to be Holy, HE has always given us Guides (Covenants) to HIS Standards of Perfection since the Beginning. In our Time (the Spiritual Gospel Dispensation) the Guides are:

  • the Life and Teachings of CHRIST JESUS with Applicable Demonstrations
  • the Water Baptism – Purification
  • the Spiritual Baptism and Indwelling of the HOLY GHOST/SPIRIT – The Conversion, Sanctification, Rebirth and the Regeneration of the Soul
  • the Holy Bible – A Spiritual Educational User Manual for the Soul and the Narrative of the History and Future of Mankind.

To Become a Child of GOD a person must be Converted from Carnal to Spiritual. A person Must undergo a Spiritual Conversion which is to be Born Again which through Faith/Belief in the FATHER and JESUS CHRIST a person receives Regeneration and Renewal through the Gift and Power of the HOLY GHOST/HOLY SPIRIT which CHRIST, after His Ascension, Shed for HIS People from Heaven on the Day of Pentecost over 2000 years ago. 

SYMBOL OF THE HOLY GHOST/SPIRIT

Spiritual Conversion

Being Converted (Spiritual Conversion) and the Renewal of the Mind is the Only Way to stand before GOD without Judgment to Damnation in the Purification Process when GOD will Separate the Evil from the Holy is through Faith in JESUS CHRIST, Baptism of Water and Baptism of the Holy Ghost. All that is not Holy is in Opposition to GOD (Carnal) and will be sent to the Lake  of Fire. Conversion from Death to Life and from Unbelief to Belief is the Only Way to be Saved (Salvation) from GOD’S Ultimate Wrath (the Second Death) that is to be Unleashed upon everyone except HIS own People who are Believers who remain Alive at HIS Coming and Believers who have become Over-Comers – the Believers who have died in JESUS CHRIST Possessing the “GOD Seed” within them. (See the Study Guide – The Seed in The Resurrection C8)

The entire Cosmos is going to be Purified like the Earth was in the days of Noah which was through the Operation of the Flood Waters, only the Purge will be by the Purification of Fire. When YHVH GOD Purified the Planet by the Deluge HE opened the GOD is Preparing a People for HIMSELF to Rule on the Planet Earth. HE told the People in the Old Testament HE Planned A Peculiar People for Himself, A Nation of Priests.

To be One of HIS People/Children, you must abide by GOD’S Rules of Conversion which are to:

  • Have Repentance (Turning away from Sin)
  • Be Baptized (Ritual Cleansing with Water & Fire and Entering into Covenant with JESUS CHRIST)
  • Receive the Baptism of the HOLY GHOST/SPIRIT (Purification & Sanctification by Fire)
  • Undergo Spiritual Conversion (Imparting of Spiritual Knowledge and Imputing of Righteousness through Partaking of the Divine Nature
  • Follow after JESUS CHRIST

Mat_18:3  And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Mat_5:20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Act_3:19  Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;

Act 2:38  Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

The People of GOD are HIS Children, “the Sons of GOD”.

Joh_1:12  But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

The Christology Series explains the Who, What, When, Where and How a Believer/Disciple of CHRIST may Acquire the Eternal Blessed Life Full of Love, Joy, Fulfillment and Bliss with CHRIST and GOD -beginning right Now if you Trust and Receive JESUS CHRIST as the Way, Truth and Life as Your Savior.

You must Believe in HIM and Follow HIM. HE is the Only Way to Life, Love, Joy and most importantly to GOD the FATHER and Eternal Life.

Joh 17:13  And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.

Joh_14:6  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Joh_6:28  Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?
Joh 6:29  Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.

INTRODUCTION TO THE ZENITH GUIDE:  CHRISTOLOGY SERIES – SPHERES OF CHRIST STUDY GUIDES

BACKGROUND: A Blog was started with defining the term “CHRISTIAN” based on our Private Study Group’s question – “WHAT IS THE (BIBLICAL) DEFINITION OF A CHRISTIAN?” This question arose after my Assertion that “We should strive to be more than a “Christian” which is a “Label”.  We should Strive to be a Disciple of CHRIST” or a Christian Disciple. It was followed by an Inquiry of the differences between being a Christian and a Christian Disciple.  (The link to the Blog C15 and other Blogs are found below.)

I used a public Blog so naturally the range of audience exposure expanded beyond our small Study Group.  Public e-Mail comments, questions and requests stipulated a need for more information relative to the LIFE of CHRIST and more details about “Becoming a Disciple of CHRIST”.  The continuation of more inquiries dictated the creation of another Blog which eventually led to a chain of Blogs which gave birth to –

THE CHRISTOLOGY SERIES.

Initially, I created an article in three parts as can be noted in the first few articles. It was mostly a question and answer format. The first was strictly a Biblical Scripture response.  Then I created another article that was a Biblical Commentary. Lastly, to differentiate between the other two I wrote an Exegesis, an article which included my observations of the Scriptures not to be confused with a private interpretation. 

The Exegesis is a critical examination and explanation based strictly on the observations of the original Scripture(s).  It is a Commentary and a “Language” translation of Scripture(s) from the King James Version, (Olde English) Greek, Hebrew, Latin, Aramaic or other Language/ Version of the Bible. In the CHRISTOLOGY SERIES, we will retain the “original thought” of the original Author of said Scripture(s) free of any DOGMA of any specific Religion or any other DOCTRINE other than what is stated in the BIBLE word for word.  In other words, RESPONSES will be

“What the Bible Says” – & “It is Written…”

The Christology Series will be a Biblical, Exegetical; Historical; Grammatical Approach to the Selected Topics from/of the Bible. We will include the following areas of Study, Research and Presentation:

  • Word Study of Original Language
  • Context of Scriptures by Book, Chapter and Verse
  • Parallel Passages and References – Line upon Line and Precept upon Precept
  • Grammatical, Historical, Cultural Construction, Corroboration and Insight
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2Co_5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

JESUS CHRIST & the Salvation of Mankind is the Focus of the CHRISTOLOGY SERIES

Each Blog may be read as a Standalone Topic Blog independent of each other except where applicable Topic links may Expand or Support other Blog Content with additional and Applicable Scriptures and with links to other Blogs for Topic Content Support. For example Blog C3 is the Blog – GOD & CHRIST in the Covenants which delineates general information about Specific Covenants and Blog C12 – GOD’S Divine Will Through the Covenants which Depict GOD’S Divine Will through a Historical /Chronological Timeline Apprach, Dispensation or Revelations of Spiritual Truth.

The Christology Series is based on the Ideology that there is only one (1) Church which is the Spiritual Church of GOD with JESUS CHRIST as its Head and its only Authoritative Spiritual Source of Information is the Holy Bible with the HOLY GHOST/SPIRIT as the Spiritual Conduit and Means for Instruction, Exhortation, Edification, Admonishment, Guidance and Salvation.

Act_20:28  Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

Col_1:18  And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

In addition to the above Approach, another Element has been added to the CHRISTOLOGY SERIES. 

A new BLOG which is called “THINKING OUT-LOUD WITH MY FINGERS”.

The THINKING OUT LOUD BLOG differs from the EXEGESIS, in that, I will present Commentaries on information gathered from SCRIPTURES with additional Insight; Personal Observations of SCRIPTURE(S); Thoughts; Suppositions; Allegories; Allusions/Causal or Indirect References, and/or Opinions. 

THINKING OUT LOUD SERIES

See the THINKING OUT-LOUD  (C17) and other BLOG links which are found below in the Directory.

As the Blog Project expanded the questions became extensive and I had to discover a way to make the project manageable. 

Writing three articles for each topic had to be discontinued.  Furthermore, as additional topics and questions were added they began to overlap and that created a need for further Division.

To complicate matters, each article stimulated more questions that were Relative but needed to be in different categories to respond adequately.  So, instead of the previous question and answer format I have designed Topic Blogs that will present responses in relevant categories to allow a deeper Comprehension of the Topics presented in each Blog.

The solution was to create the Christology Series.  This is not meant to discourage New questions.  I will be able to integrate new questions into the existing categories or create new categories as needed. 

Feel free to continue sending in your Questions, Observations, Suggestions or Comments by using the Comment form on each article in each Respective Blog.

Every question will be answered.  I will summarize the questions under its specific category and then submit my Responses and Scriptures into the Applicable designed Blog.  

After some consideration I decided to create this Blog to serialize all of the Blogs, to Function as the dominant index or directory and to host the introduction to the entire Series.  I will reserve GOD’S DIVINE COSMIC LAW OF LOVE (C6) as my EXEGESIS of the entire series which will be a totally different project sometime in the near future.  Its placement in the SERIES presently will host various excerpts from the Future Blog Project.

Participants will be able to access their responses through this Blog’s “index” of Blogs or through a specific Blog which has an additional Category Index of its own.  Each Blog also has a link for e-mail registration for notification of new articles or updates for that specific Blog.

I am still organizing the series and attempting to organize the topics in the best possible category and the best possible layout.  I will also experiment with the layout for questions and responses and with your help I will select the most efficient format.  I will present an Opinion Poll periodically for Evaluation. 

The theme throughout the series will continue to be CHRIST JESUS with Peripheral Topics, answers to questions regarding CHRIST and questions about becoming a DISCIPLE of CHRIST and the SPIRITUAL GROWTH that follows.

CHRISTOLOGY

CHRISTOLOGY is the study of the LORD JESUS the CHRIST, the Eternal Purpose which GOD Purposed in CHRIST such as GOD Reconciling the World to HIMSELF and the many Facets of His Eternal Life & Works Ordained by GOD.

According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:

The CHRISTOLOGY SERIES will explore the LIFE, Work and Worth of the Lord JESUS The CHRIST,  and the “CO-UNIFIED”  “CO-ETERNAL, CO-EQUAL, “CO-OPERATION” which Exists, Corresponds and Communicates through the GODHEAD and through GOD’S DIVINE WILL as displayed through the Covenants.

This is Documented throughout the entire BIBLE, which is this Series’ RELIGIOUS and HISTORICAL SOURCE of information spanning over thousands of years (in our Timeline) by one (1) Author; the HOLY SPIRIT. 

The Cited sources will be from the Book of GENESIS through to the Book of the REVELATION of JESUS CHRIST, the Author and Finisher of the Believer’s Faith.  We will explore the PRE-EXISTENT “LIFE” of  CHRIST before HE came to EARTH, his LIFE  as a HUMAN BEING, HIS INCARNATION; BIRTH, and APPEARANCES; HIS MINISTRY; HIS DEATH; HIS RESURRECTION; HIS ASCENSION; what HE is doing NOW, HIS ADVENTS and the PROPHECIES yet to be FULFILLED now and in the  FUTURE. 

There are some Blog articles that will have additional sources that may not be Biblical but are from Religious Historical Sources and Secular Historical Sources that Support Religious information.  Typically these articles will be in the REFERENCES Blog or   which will HOST articles with sources external to the BIBLE as well as the BIBLE itself.  The sources will always be cited. 

On rare occasions a Blog will be designed for special Topics like the HISTORICAL CHRIST JESUS Blog C 19 that is distinguished from the  PERSON of CHRIST Blog C5 which is entirely Scriptural.

Blog Activation

A Blog site will be activated when we have sufficient questions that format a category or theme or when I determine a corresponding Blog is needed to adequately discuss a topic. 

The Blog numbers (C1 – C+) is for the purpose of cataloging although this  Blog – C18, then C1 and C2 should be read first as an introduction to the Series and Topics. The Blogs C1, C2, and C3 were the first group of Blogs designed for the initial questions that led to the Series. Otherwise it does not signify priority or a preferential hierarchy. 

The articles and Blogs are mostly organized by a THEME RELATIVITY. 

I will write the articles as my T.H.E. Resources will allow.  Eventually, I will have a Glossary of words, terms, acronyms and phrases. The GLOSSARY will define the terms such as the one used in the example (T.H.E.) above and below:

EXAMPLE: T.H.E. – is the acronym for Time, Health, and Energy.

The Spheres of JESUS CHRIST

An ASTERISK (*) in front of a Blog’s name means the Blog site is activated with at least one current article.  Almost all of the Blogs are a Work in Progress with continuously added articles.  Occasionally, I will append an Exegesis or Commentary to an article or I may submit a reference link to another Blog.  

The Blog Sites will be updated with new articles frequently throughout –

”YOUR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY”

The Blogs will have information for Inquiring Minds, Christian Penitents, Christian Novices, the Christian Believer /Christian Disciple, the Christian Adept and everyone else in between.  Check the Blog sites regularly.  If you would like to be notified of an update or new addition to a specific Blog site click or tap on the “REGISTER ME” button from that particular site.  e-Mail registration is provided at each Blog site.

The Blog sites are listed below with a statement or excerpts from each of the Blog Site.  Links are available to active Blogs within this summary and on the side panel’s text index and image index.

Pictures are added to embellish your viewing throughout the Blogs.  Most of the pictures have a caption and/or Bible Verse.  Place the cursor over the picture to view the text for applicable images.

** REMINDER **

The Blog – WHAT IS THE (BIBLICAL) DEFINITION OF A CHRISTIAN? (C15), as mentioned above, was the first Blog published and was the catalyst for the SERIES but it was not cataloged and included in the CHRISTOLOGY SERIES until later. 

It should be read first to be Congruent and for propervContinuity. The Blogs  C1,  C2,  & C3 are Primers for the entire SERIES and should be read in the following sequence. Thereafter any Blog may be read by choice of Topic.It is best to read an article in its entirety before using the Links for additional information you need the information for comprehension.

PLEASE READ THE STUDY GUIDE ARTICLES IN THE FOLLOWING SEQUENCE AS A PRIMER TO THE ENTIRE SERIES.

>> *First Study Guide  – What is a Christian? << 

>> Christology Study Guide 1 – <<|>>Becoming A Disciple of JESUS CHRIST << 

>> Christology Study Guide 2 – The Spiritual Journey – <<

>> Christology Study Guide 3 – GOD and CHRIST in the Covenants << 

>> Christology 4 – The Eternality of  JESUS CHRIST YEHOSHUA HA`MASHIACH<<


The Next Logical Study Guide is the

KINGDOM OF HEAVEN DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING – AUTHORITATIVE CHOICES


* BECOMING A DISCIPLE (C 1)

  

John 8:31: “Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed on Him, ‘If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.

Luk 14:27  And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.

Luk 6:40  The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.

The Blog *DISCIPLE is a series of articles about what it means to BECOME a DISCIPLE of  CHRIST and the 10 steps required to GROW in the GRACE of GOD and prepare yourself to become a vessel of GOD throughout-Your Spiritual Journey. This is not an exhaustive list but a Suggestive chain of Events to Follow for your Personal Spiritual Progress.

* YOUR SPIRIT  (C 2)

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THE HOLY GHOST/SPIRIT

Gen_2:16  And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
Gen_2:17  But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.


 Mankind Must Be Converted

Joh 3:3  Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

Mat_5:20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Mat_18:3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

This Blog discuss the beginning of a new phase of the Disciple’s Life. It is the new beginning, your Spiritual Passport to your SPIRITUAL JOURNEY.

This Blog teaches how to begin Living a HOLY, SPIRITUAL LIFE in CHRIST; how to become a CHILD of GOD, how to become a Living Dwelling, a HABITATION & A TABERNACLE/TEMPLE  for the Indwelling HOLY SPIRIT of GOD.

Joh 3:5  Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

There are SPIRITUAL PRINCIPLES that must be followed after making the decision to become a Disciple of CHRIST.  This Blog acts as a PRIMER and dictates the basic PATHWAYS to SPIRITUALITY depicted by our MASTER and LORD JESUS CHRIST.

CHRIST taught the SPIRITUAL PRINCIPLES of the DIVINE COSMIC LAW OF GOD, simplifying them so that even a child could understand them.  Even so, there is an all important TENET that must be observed.  All things including the WORSHIP of GOD must be SPIRITUAL. This Blog (C2) will develop with GOD’S DIVINE COSMIC LAW (C6) to be the PREMISE for the entire  CHRISTOLOGY SERIES.

It is organized as a PRIMER, being a precursor to the other Blogs in the SERIES.  It establishes:

  • the ORIGIN of SIN
  • how it was passed to the Descendants  of Adam & Eve
  • the Problems of Sin
  • how through Sin, Deception, and Death Mankind lost, not his Soul’s Immortality,but his Spirit and Eternal and Everlasting Life with GOD. 

This Blog (C2) also explains how Mankind may Regain and Retain Eternal Life with GOD how to avoid the total Damnation and Destruction Ordained for the Enemies of GOD. There are only two (2) choices. You are either a Child/Friend of GOD or HIS Enemy.

*YHVH GOD & CHRIST IN THE COVENANTS (C 3)

Joh 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not *perish, but have *everlasting life.

THE COVENANTS OF ATONEMENT REDEMPTION & GRACE

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THE ARK OF THE COVENANT

Isa_49:8  Thus saith the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee: and I will preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages;

GOD made CHRIST a COVENANT FOR US.

GOD created Covenants as an unchangeable, Divinely imposed Legal Agreement between HIMSELF and Mankind that Stipulates the Conditions of their Relationship.

The SPIRITUAL Communal Relationship and Link with GOD was broken when ADAM, as the HUMAN PROGENITOR/ANCESTOR of the whole human race, sinned by disobeying GOD.  The Blog, YOUR SPIRIT (C2), gives the full details.  Our initial Relationship, the Ability to SPIRITUALLY Commune with GOD THE FATHER, is re-established through CHRIST through the COVENANTS.  CHRIST is THE ONLY WAY for us to achieve PERFECTION through the HOLY SPIRIT.
To become a CHILD of GOD, a Believer, a person MUST be in COVENANT with CHRIST through the Covenant of the Baptism in Water and the Baptism of the HOLY GHOST/SPIRIT.

The GODHEAD prepared a WAY to effect SALVATION and EVERLASTING LIFE through the COVENANTS.  The GODHEAD (FATHER, SON, HOLY GHOST/HOLY SPIRIT)  Communed and Created the  COVENANTS (Contracts or Agreements) in particular – THE COVENANT OF THE ATONEMENT, REDEMPTION & COVENANT OF GRACE.

GOD agreed to accept CHRIST as our SUBSTITUTE and CHRIST agreed to LIVE A HOLY, PERFECT LIFE (without SIN); to DIE in the place  of HIS PEOPLE; to RECONCILE Believers to GOD and FULFILL the dictates of GOD’S PERFECT LAW, and HIS PERFECT JUSTICE.

THE COVENANTS – THE PROMISE, THE BLOOD & THE SEAL

The FATHER, The SON & The HOLY GHOST/SPIRIT

 Christ on cross

CHRIST was a made a “SACRIFICE” for HIS PEOPLE, FULFILLING the Law, absorbing the WRATH of GOD’S PERFECT LAW & PERFECT JUSTICE for the SIN of the WORLD, Taking it away.  This Blog will discuss CHRIST’S FULFILLMENT of the LAW, the COVENANTS and HIS VICTORY over SIN, DEATH, and  HELL. It will also discuss the COVENANT PROMISES of GOD made to HIS PEOPLE. through JESUS CHRIST.

2Co_1:20  For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.

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After CHRIST’S VICTORY, HE ASCENDED up to HEAVEN.  HE took HIS place on HIS THRONE at GOD’S right side, a POSITION of AUTHORITY & POWER, and as our HIGH PRIEST, HE ADVOCATES, MEDIATES and INTERCEDES with the FATHER on behalf of HIS DISCIPLES; HIS FOLLOWERS; HIS CHURCH; HIS CONGREGATION – HIS PEOPLE.

*THE ETERNAL CHRIST (C 4)

CHRIST ON THRONE

Rev_1:8  I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

This Blog will explore THE LORD JESUS CHRIST’S ETERNAL BOND with the FATHER and the HOLY SPIRIT (the GODHEAD) from the BOOK OF GENESIS to the BOOK OF REVELATION. 

Exo 24:9  Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel:
Exo 24:10  And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness.
Exo 24:11  And upon the nobles of the children of Israel he laid not his hand: also they saw God, and did eat and drink.

We will delve into the ETERNAL WORD; in HIS INCARNATION as the BREAD OF LIFE, the true nourishment of BELIEVERS; HIS DISCIPLES and the CHILDREN of GOD. After HIS Resurrection CHRIST ASCENDED again to HEAVEN as the Living object of FAITH of HIS PEOPLE. 

We will also discuss the Mosaic Dispensation’s JEWISH FESTIVALS, ORDINANCES, OBSERVANCES, HOLIDAYS SUCH AS THE PASSOVER etc; which all FORESHADOWED the CHRIST.

* THE PERSON OF CHRIST (C 5)

  

Isa 9:6  For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Heb 4:15  For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

This Blog delineates a Chronological Image and Scriptural Portrayal of the LIFE of CHRIST from the BOOK OF GENESIS to the BOOK OF REVELATION.  Images are added to enrich your experience while reading the scriptures cited.

* GOD’S DIVINE COSMIC LAW (C 6)

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JESUS – THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD

Eph 3:17  That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,

Eph 3:18  May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;

GOD has placed ALL of NATURE and the COSMOS as a CLASSROOM; OBSERVATORY; and a TEMPLE before us.  We can perceive HIS  GLORY in everything AROUND US; UNDER US, ABOVE US; BEFORE & AFTER; WITHIN US, & from WITHOUT.

Eph 3:19  And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

GOD’S DIVINE COSMIC LAW will be a Future Project as a EXEGESIS of the Scriptures in Light of the entire CHRISTOLOGY SERIES which will be Referential information.

CHRIST TAUGHT and DEMONSTRATED the SPIRITUAL PRINCIPLES of GOD’S DIVINE COSMIC LAW which is SPIRITUAL LAW and whose FOUNDATION is LOVE. It from the OLD and NEW TESTAMENT and continues to reveal to us that GOD’S DIVINE COSMIC LAW does not change; it is IMMUTABLE. 

When we are BORN AGAIN we will have the EMPOWERING SPIRITUAL ABILITY TO TRANSCEND the CARNAL, EARTHLY, PHYSICAL and WORLDLY WAY of THINKING, BEHAVING, and BEING – ENABLING us to COMPREHEND and EMBRACE GOD’S SPIRITUAL and HOLY PRINCIPLES.  

Some of us may have studied the PHYSICAL LAWS of Science such as the Laws of Physics; Motion; Thermodynamics, or the Laws of Gravity.  At the least, most of us have heard of them.  These Laws, (Principles) govern the physical World we live in as far as Mankind has been able to discover and theorize.  Many theories of man are changed due to newer observations, expensive, sensitive and elaborate equipment, new thought and theories and TIME.  Some theories, over time have become falsified (proven no longer true) or obsolete.

However, GOD’S DIVINE COSMIC LAW is ETERNAL and INFINITE.  GOD’S DIVINE COSMIC LAW governs the PHYSICAL and SPIRITUAL WORLDS.  The SPIRITUAL PRINCIPLES provide clear and definite concepts of the relationship between GOD and the WORLD.

Eph 3:20  Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

* THE NEW TESTAMENT(C 7)

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Mar 10:21  Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me.

The BIBLE is like a SPIRITUAL USERS’ MANUAL for IMMORTAL BEINGS. It gives us information and instruction for daily Holy living; for Healthy living; for Spiritual living; for Discipleship, for constant RESTORATION; and helps to prepare us for the FUTURE SPIRITUAL EVENT; the MANIFESTATION of the RESURRECTION and ETERNAL LIFE with GOD for those who are BORN AGAIN and in COVENANT with JESUS CHRIST, THE SON OF GOD.

* THE RESURRECTION (C 8)

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RESURRECTION OF GLORIFIED BODY

Mat 22:30  For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.

When you begin to inquire about the condition of your SOUL, it is due to GRACE, the FATHER DRAWING you to CHRIST.  It is an “AWAKENING”. 

Joh 6:44  No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

HE  who GOD Calls HE Justifies,

HE who GOD Justifies, HE Sanctifies,

HE who GOD Sanctifies, HE Glorifies

It is a preliminary step in an ongoing process from HUMAN to your FUTURE STATE OF PERFECTION & HOLINESS.  When we are BORN AGAIN there is a SPIRITUAL SEED within us that has the beginning of a “PERFECT SOUL”.  It must have the necessary LIFE FORCES within and without to develop completely, to MANIFEST to its final FRUITION as a OVER-COMER.

 Rev 20:6  Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

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APPLE TREE LIFE CYCLE

When we look at an apple SEED all we see with the naked eye is the apple SEED.  However, inside that apple SEED is a future apple TREE and like any seed it has to be in a proper growth environment; nourished; nurtured and cultivated.  There is more information about the process in the RESURRECTION Blog.  SEE – The Analogies of the Life Cycle of a Fruit Seed, the Life Cycle of a Butterfly undergoing Metamorphosis and the Life Cycle of a Human SEED posted presently in the RESURRECTION Blog.

* THE OLD TESTAMENT OF THE BIBLE (C 9)

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Gen 18:2  And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,
Gen 18:3  And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant:

JESUS, THE CHRIST quoted and taught from the OLD TESTAMENT of the BIBLE.  HE drew from all of the precious WORDS of GOD.  The Old Testament of the BIBLE gives us a rich historical perspective of GOD’S WORD.   CHRIST often used the OLD TESTAMENT and characters like ABRAHAM, the father of many NATIONS,  in HIS TEACHINGS.

The whole BIBLE provides a treasure chest of information, however, the OLD TESTAMENT has a rich content of examples, figures; living pictures, character studies, representations, illustrations; demonstrations; facts; statistics; revelations; contrasts; disclosure; comparisons; symbols; and LIGHT that may help us in our every day LIFE and help prepare us for our SPIRITUAL JOURNEY. 

There are precious jewels strewn all throughout the BIBLE for our Spiritual Edification.  We will approach these articles from the CHRIST PERSPECTIVE with a focus on PROPHECIES and ALLUSIONS to CHRIST.  Join us as we mine for the precious jewels for the SPIRITUAL EDIFICATION of our SOULS.

* GUIDEPOSTS (C 10)

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GUIDEPOSTS FOR YOU

Luk 9:23  And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

PURPOSEFUL DEVOTION (WORSHIP/PRAYER), MEDITATION or just a few moments of FOCUSED THINKING, STUDY or CONSIDERATION of the things of GOD help to deepen our SPIRITUAL UNDERSTANDING.

Php 4:8  Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

This Blog site will discuss the FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS and SPIRITUAL PRINCIPLES needed in every day LIFE.  It will help us comprehend the SPIRITUAL SPHERE and help us acquire the ability to navigate through the PHYSICAL WORLD throughout our SPIRITUAL JOURNEY.  The Guideposts articles will SPIRITUALLY EMPOWER and FACILITATE our ability to plot our COURSE, on a DAILY basis to our SPIRITUAL DESTINATION.

The GUIDEPOSTS articles will also help us define the MEANING of LIFE, show how PURPOSE, SATISFACTION, PEACE and FULFILLMENT in LIFE may be found and illustrate how we can ACHIEVE TRUE LASTING JOY.

There are several BIBLE READING PLANS available for your Study, Spiritual Edification, and Devotional Worship.  Choose one that fits your Lifestyle or schedule.

We will also discuss and define the following topics from a SPIRITUAL PERSPECTIVE:

LIFE; MIND; SOUL; PURPOSE; FULFILLMENT; JOY & PEACE.

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Please Note: All articles will be written in the Spirit of the Gospel and the Bible.

We will be utilizing the Disciplines of ANTHROPOLOGY, the study of MANKIND, THEOLOGY, which is the study of GOD, and CHRISTOLOGY, which is the study of CHRIST.

Some of the GUIDEPOSTS articles will be accompanied by SLIDE PRESENTATIONS, MOVIES, MUSIC VIDEO, MP3 etc., from the CHRISTOLOGY CHRISTIAN MULTI-MEDIA CENTER (C27) shown below as resources will allow.

We are truly Pilgrims seeking an “Eternal City”.

* CHRISTOLOGY REFERENCES (C 11)

CHRISTOLOGY SERIES

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2Ti_2:15  Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

This Blog will Host support information to the articles, in the CHRISTOLOGY SERIES, that are external to the BIBLE.  They will provide additional and contrasting views and although they support the Spiritual perspective they do not have Scriptural designation.  An example is the article on Conscience.  

This Blog will also HOST additional articles for the FOCUS STUDY GROUP.  Many of the articles will only cite the Scriptures so you will need to have a Bible or access to one, such as a personal copy or an online BIBLE.  You may use our BIBLE GATEWAY link from our web site at THE TEMPLE OF PRAYERS.  

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GOD’S DIVINE WILL THROUGH THE COVENANTS

GOD’S DIVINE WILL (C12)

Rom 1:19  Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

Rom_1:20  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

This Blog will depict GOD’S Divine WILL through the DIVINE COVENANTS. GOD Created Covenants as a Legal Document constructed to  Delineate HIS Commandments, Provisions, Gifts and Promises and Man’s Obligation to be Obedient to receive them. This Blog delineates the History of the Covenants from Genesis to The Book of the Revelation of JESUS CHRIST.

This Blog will have a FOCUS on the CO-OPERATIONAL FACETS (the PROMISE, the BLOOD, & the SEAL) of the ETERNAL BOND of the GODHEAD – (GOD the FATHER,  CHRIST the SON,  & the HOLY GHOST/HOLY SPIRIT) and Man’s relationship to that BOND after Individuals are “BORN AGAIN”. See C2 YOUR SOUL.

Jer 31:33  But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Rev 21:3  And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

Col 2:9  For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

* THROUGH HEAVEN’S EYES (C 13)

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COME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE!

Rev_18:4  And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

Joh 3:12  If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?

MANKIND has to progress through LIFE CYCLES to reach his final stage of FRUITION (FAITH), PERFECTION (LOVE) , and HOLINESS (OBEDIENCE).  This and other articles will be discussed in this Blog and also in the Blogs – GOD’S DIVINE COSMIC LAW; THE GODHEAD & MAN, and THE CHURCH. 

These Blogs will have a FOCUS on the UNITY OF ETERNAL PURPOSE of the ETERNAL BOND of the GODHEAD– (GOD the FATHER,  CHRIST the SON,  & the HOLY GHOST/HOLY SPIRIT) and the ROLE of the SPIRITUAL CHURCH/CONGREGATION and ITS inclusion to that BOND after we are “BORN AGAIN” and after the “REGENERATION/TIME OF REFRESHING/RESURRECTION” (C 8). 

This Blog will also delineate examples of the TWO PARALLEL KINGDOMS; The SPIRITUAL & The PHYSICAL KINGDOMS and its PEOPLE, the CHILDREN of LIGHT and the CHILDREN of DISOBEDIENCE as seen THROUGH HEAVEN’S EYES.

 THE SPIRITUAL PRINCIPLE OF FAITH (C14)

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FAITH is the Substance of things hoped for, the  evidence of things unseen.

Mar 2:5  When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.

Heb_11:1  Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Heb_11:6  But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

This Blog will discuss the SPIRITUAL PRINCIPLES of FAITH.  The articles will define FAITH and show the important role it played in the LIFE of CHRIST and the role it plays in our SPIRITUAL LIFE and in the DAY to DAY part of our LIVES as well.  Faith is so important that we can not please GOD without it.

* CHRIST – GENESIS TO REVELATION (C 15)

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*WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF A CHRISTIAN?

1Pe 4:16  Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.

This Blog is the beginning of the WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS”

 (C 15)  Blog. It was the catalyst and the formation and expansion to the CHRISTOLOGY SERIES. Background information is above under INTRODUCTION.

*THE BOOK OF ST JOHN BIBLE STUDY (C16)

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STUDY TO SHOW THYSELF APPROVED

2Ti_2:15  Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Mat 4:21  And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.
Mat 4:22  And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.

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An EXEGESIS and BIBLE STUDY of THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST JOHN (A NEW TESTAMENT BOOK OF THE BIBLE written by the Apostle John).

We will publish a schedule that study group participants can use to follow and synchronize lessons for Reading and Study.

Other Bible Study Lessons and Commentaries are added in the Library such as the Books of Matthew, Hebrews, and others. See the C S Library (C 36) link below.

For a FREE copy of a pocket size Book of St. John, e-Mail your request- use the form below

There is a complete copy of the Book of John KJV available for online reading at this link.

*THINKING OUT-LOUD (C17)

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THINKING OUT-LOUD WITH MY FINGERS

Act 5:42  And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.

   This Blog will Host articles that I will write in response to some of the e-mail biblical questions directed to me personally as well as my own biblical questions, comments and ongoing research. 

This Blog will allow me the fluidity to write my thoughts without the restraint for citing exact sources of Bible scripture(s), chapter and verse as is necessary with the other CHRISTOLOGY SERIES Blogs.

 These articles might take some research on the part of those who are without familiarity of the Bible.

In addition, there are some questions that are relative but lack Biblical Scripture and so the response will not have any exact written scriptural documentation although there is a SCRIPTURE(s) that alludes or has inference to the topic or subject.

To prevent the idea that a response might be considered personal interpretation of the SCRIPTURE(S), I will  submit such responses to questions under this Blog/category so it may be viewed with individual scrutiny.

Some of these questions and responses possess useful application such as a circulating story about the shepherd breaking the leg of lambs or sheep to keep them from straying as an analogy of GOD’S Way of  chastising believers for wrongdoing or allowing bad things to happen to good people.  Several people have questioned the veracity of this story. I am one of them. I have researched this and will contribute my comments on the topic under this categorical Blog titled “BREAK or BRAKE”.

This Blog will have free style writing which will differ from the BIBLICAL EXEGETICAL RIGIDITY which is CORRECT and is  NECESSITATED in the other articles in the CHRISTOLOGY SERIES. Many of the articles in this Blog will refer to other Blog articles for background material; scripture(s) already cited and possibly written in the text; examples; character studies, representations; illustrations; demonstrations; facts; statistics; revelations; contrasts; disclosure; comparisons; symbolic reference, and BIBLICAL Perspective. We will also refer to Disciplines such as the Sciences of Sociology, Anthropology, Biology, Theology, as well as Christology.

This Blog, Thinking Out-loud, will be for the BIBLE student with a history and background of Bible Knowledge. 

A Bible or access to one is needed as there will be various details like characters, situations, Biblical themes, stories, parables, prophecies, and such that will sometimes be alluded to or referred to, or certain SCRIPTURES may be PARAPHRASED for CONTENT and/or  CONTRAST.  Articles written in this Blog will not have as many BIBLE Scriptures written “within” the Blog text.

A BIBLE GATEWAY link is available on our web site –  TEMPLE of  PRAYERS at: http://templeofprayers.org

* THE BLOG ABOVE (C17) IS NEW WITH ACTIVE CONTENT

 ** OVERVIEW** SPHERES OF CHRIST (C18) **

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THE CHRISTOLOGY SERIES

This Blog Index, C18 is this Overview of the entire CHRISTOLOGY SERIES

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CHRIST COMMANDING DISCIPLES TO PREACH THE GOSPEL

This Blog will connect all of the Explored Facets of  the Life & Works of JESUS CHRIST

Joh 17:1  These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:
Joh 17:2  As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.
Joh 17:3  And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
Joh 17:4  I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.
Joh 17:5  And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.

* THE HISTORICAL CHRIST (C19)

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JESUS & EARTH

Rev 1:5  And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

Articles about CHRIST JESUS where additional historical sources external to the BIBLE  are utilized as well to depict HIS Life, Teachings, Character, and Facets of HIS  Ministry and Death.

A HISTORICAL VIEW OF JESUS THE CHRIST

There are historical views regarding CHRIST.  This Blog will explore the individual, JESUS CHRIST, as a historical fact and figure.   We will present a number of criteria, e.g. the criterion of multiple attestation (i.e. confirmation by more than one source), the criterion of coherence (i.e. that it fits with other historical elements) and the criterion of rejection (i.e. that it is not proven or disputed by ancient sources) that establishes the EXISTENCE of JESUS THE CHRIST as a historical figure.

* THE PARABLES OF CHRIST  (C20)

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The Parable of the Sower

Luk 8:5  A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it.

Mat_13:35  That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.

Mar 4:11  And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables.

EXEGESIS OF THE PARABLES, SAYING, and QUOTES spoken by CHRIST JESUS in the GOSPELS.

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* THE DIVINITY OF CHRIST (C 21)

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Rev_1:8  I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

Articles written about the DIVINITY of CHRIST JESUS will be under this category.

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ANGELOLOGY (C22)

              

Mat 18:10  Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.

ANGELS are mentioned throughout the BIBLE. They are mentioned in the first book of the BIBLE (GENESIS) and throughout to the last book (REVELATION).  They have interacted with MANKIND since his beginning and will be present at the end of this world.

They are depicted in many functioning roles such as MINISTERING SPIRITS, WARRIORS, MESSENGERS, and GOVERNING POWERS to name but a few.  We will discuss the REALITY of ANGELS and dispel the MYTHOLOGY that surround these CELESTIAL BEINGS created by GOD.

* THE PSALMS OF KING DAVID (C23)

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This Blog will host COMMENTARIES on the PSALMS of KING DAVID and the PROPHETIC writings by KING DAVID, through THE HOLY SPIRIT, about JESUS CHRIST as the SHEPHERD of HIS PEOPLE. It will also discuss how JESUS CHRIST spoke about HIS People as HIS Sheep Fold and HE as the Shepherd of two (2) Folds which he will make into one (1) Fold of the Gentiles and the Jews.

Joh 10:13  The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.
Joh 10:14  I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.

Joh 10:15  As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
Joh 10:16  And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.

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The Book of the Revelation of JESUS CHRIST

 Rev 1:1  The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:
Rev 1:2  Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.

The BOOK OF THE REVELATION of JESUS CHRIST discusses the SPIRITUAL PROGENITOR of Spiritual Mankind, JESUS CHRIST, THE GOSPEL, & HIS Kingdom. It discusses the Divine Destiny of the People of GOD the FATHER , (the FATHER of SPIRITS & the FATHER of LIGHTS) who will Reign with JESUS CHRIST after their Rite of Passage – the Resurrection and their Ascension at the 2nd Advent of CHRIST.  

THE HISTORY OF THE BIBLE (C25)

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THE HISTORY OF THE BIBLE

This Blog will discuss the History of the Bible, Topics, Character and the Events of the Bible. We will follow the basic outline. The overall Outline (collapsed) may be seen at the Blog Site.

Bible – bī´b’l, (βιβλία, biblía)

I.    The Names
II.    Languages
III.    Compass and Divisions
IV.    Literary Growth and Origin – Canonicity
V.    Unity and Spiritual Purpose – Inspiration
VI.    Addenda

THE APOCRYPHAL GOSPELS  (C26)

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The Apocryphal Books of Christianity

This Blog will host information about the Books that are not included in the collection of Books known as the Bible as we know it today.  Some of these books were accepted as “good reading” and instructional but the Church Leaders decided, at different Councils, to differentiate between Canonical and Apocrypha where Authors were questionable.

CHRISTOLOGY SERIES

* CHRISTIAN MULTI-MEDIA CENTER (C27)

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MULTIMEDIA MOVIES ETC

   This Blog will host Multimedia in the forms of Full Length Cinema  Movies, Animated Films, Slide Presentations, Audio Books, Music Videos, Songs of Inspiration and more for your Spiritual Edification and your Spiritual Entertainment.

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THE SPIRITUAL CHURCH

* THE TEMPLE OF PRAYERS  –  THE SPIRITUAL CHURCH (C28)

Act 7:38  This is he, that was in the church in the wilderness with the angel which spake to him in the mount Sina, and with our fathers: who received the lively oracles to give unto us:

The CHURCH is more than an institution which administers to the SPIRITUAL needs of its actual and potential SPIRITUAL members.

In the Old Testament the CHURCH (CONGREGATION) meant” a people called out”.  Initially this was designated to the ISRAELITES (JEWS) while they were enslaved in EGYPT.  GOD called HIS people out of EGYPT and SLAVERY and separated them unto HIMSELF to create a people to WORSHIP HIM from the lineage of ABRAHAM, ISSAC, JACOB/ISRAEL and the twelve (12) tribes of Israel, according to the COVENANT made with Abraham, the Father of many Nations.

Eph 3:10  To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,

Eph 3:21  Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

Mar 16:15  And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

*ASK THE ORACLES  (C29)

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ASK THE ORACLES

1Pe 4:11  If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen

This Blog will have Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).  It will include questions that do not require detailed explanations.  It will include questions  about the BIBLE, Scriptures, Concepts, locations or citing of  Scriptures or the name of a Biblical character, etc.  They will have short Biblical responses and when applicable they will include links with referrals to applicable Blogs for additional information, such as further explanation and Scriptures or links to Bible Study Series.

* ZENITH ORACLE (C-30)

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THE ORACLES OF GOD

The ZENITH ORACLE Blog will host responses with a Mini EXEGESIS  (Translation) of the KING JAMES Version of the BIBLE.   A sample is below.

The King James Version

Joh 6:63  It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. – CHRIST

CHRISTOLOGY SERIES (MINI) EXEGESIS  SAMPLE (C.S.E.)

Translation from old English is in parenthesis

Joh 6:63  It is the Spirit (of GOD) that quickeneth; ( that resurrects and revives to life ); the ( human) flesh profiteth nothing: ( it has no Spiritual Power at all and has no Advantages or Benefits ); the words that I speak to you are spirit ( the words are SPIRITUAL in nature and SPIRITUAL in sense, they are not literal words but words that are inspired by the Holy Ghost/Spirit) and they are life.- (they are indicative to ETERNAL LIFE ) – CHRIST

*T. O .P. PRAYER REQUESTS  (C31)

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POST YOUR PRAYER REQUESTS

1Th_5:17  Pray without ceasing.

The Bible is GOD’S Way of Communicating with us. Prayer is GOD’S Ordained Way for us to Communicate with HIM.

Luk_11:2  And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.

Post your Prayer Request for yourself, a loved one, a friend, neighbor, or anyone you know in need of Prayer.  CHRIST told us to Pray expecting whatever we desire or ask for.

Mar_11:24  Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

CHRIST Commanded that we Pray for those who wrong us as well, even our “perceived enemies”. 

Mat_5:44  But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

This may often “Feel” Counter Intuitive (on a Carnal level) but I Believe we should Pray to have that person’s Heart, Mind, Action and Soul/Spirit touched by CHRIST and let HIM do the rest. The most important Trait of CHRIST every Christian should Emulate is Way JESUS CHRIST was always in Prayer. HE Prayed before, during and after decisions and great Works.

 Luk_6:12  And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.

*T. O. P. PRAYER GROUPS  & PRAISE TEAMS  (C32)

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T. O. P. PRAYER GROUP


PRAYER LEAGUE

Mat 18:19  Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.

WHY PRAYER TEAMS?

Mat 18:20  For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

The Prayer Requests are not posted online but are handled by our Prayer Team and League of Spiritually Dedicated Volunteers of Temple of Prayers (T.O.P.)

*TEMPLE OF PRAYERS TELEPRAYER LEAGUE (C 33)

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T.O.P. PRAYER LEAGUE

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* GUIDEPOSTS BIBLE JOURNAL GROUP (C 34)

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YOUR BIBLE JOURNAL

This is a Support Forum for the Newbie to the Believer’s Experience. This is a place to depict Your Personal Spiritual & Biblical Journey as a Newbie looking for Answers to Struggles when you feel you are between a rock and a hard place; when you feel its too hard to try to fight the Adversarial Forces or to Sustain the Energy to fight the Battle or imagine the Victory of the War. Here, you may share your Private Thoughts, describe what you think and feel with others who may have undergone or are undergoing the same type of feelings on different levels. Sometimes we have feeling that we can not identify or we may not be able to Articulate them. This Forum will offer Scriptural advice. This is a Private Forum and requires registration during times of open registration. Times are announced.

*CS SPIRITUAL FOCUS GROUPS (C 35)

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Php 2:5  Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

This Blog will Host the CHRIST MIND SERIES STUDY GUIDES & its FORUMS.

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Select your most comfortable chair, collect your Thoughts and join other Evangelicals of Like Minds to Share your Experiences and Uplifting Adventures in Truth and Light. This is a Live Tele-Forum and requires registration and enrollment. Telephone long distance charges will apply if you do not have free long distance coverage in your Telecommunication plan. Many members use their Speaker phone option on their Cell/Mobile phone for this advantage.

CS FOCUS GROUP LIBRARY (C 36)

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Christology Series Library

READ LISTEN STUDY & RESEARCH 

The Library will host Bible Study Supplemental Materials, Bible Studies, Sermons on MP3, HTML, e-Books, PDF etc. formats for downloading to supplement your Study of the Scriptures.

 INSPIRATIONAL SERMONS & WRITINGS FOR DISCUSSION TELE-FORUMS (C37)

INSPIRATIONAL SERMONS  & WRITINGS FOR DISCUSSION TELE-FORUMS (C 38)

* THE GUIDE TO YOUR PERSONAL ZENITH (C 39)

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The Guide To Your Personal Zenith

* THE GUIDE TO YOUR PERSONAL ZENITH DISCUSSION TELE-FORUMS (C 40)

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The Guide To Your Personal Zenith Forums

THE BIBLE HISTORY C 41

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THE BIBLE HISTORY

This Blog will discuss the many People who have suffered and the Martyrs who died so that we could have our own copy of the Holy Bible when it was illegal to have a Bible in your possession. During these “Dark Ages” a person caught with a Bible was burnt at the stake with their Bible. A terrible Witness of Carnal Man without his True GOD. The same may be said of “Religious Wars”. Mankind has been deceived by Satan to commit Sins and Crimes “in GOD’S Name” to serve his Agenda. This was obvious in the Early Church in its infancy and thereafter because Man was devoid of Truth. See the “Carnal Deception” Series of articles in the Blog – GOD’S DIVINE WILL (C1 2); and the Bible Blog which discusses the “Crime of having a Bible in ones’ possession”.

INSPIRATIONAL SERMONS & WRITINGS FOR DISCUSSION TELE-FORUMS (C 42)

INSPIRATIONAL SERMONS & WRITINGS FOR DISCUSSION TELE-FORUMS (C 43)

INSPIRATIONAL WRITINGS FOR DISCUSSION TELE-FORUMS (C 44)

CS Glossary of Words & Phrases Defined (C 45)

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Words & Phrases Defined

Ambassadors/Volunteers of JESUS CHRIST ( C46)

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Be An Ambassador For CHRIST Let Your Light Shine!

2Co_5:20  Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.

This Blog will hosts Volunteer Projects and Bulletins. It is also host to the Gift and Points Catalog where Volunteers Redeem their earned and accrued points for Testimonial Jewelry and Novelty Gifts such as Touch lights, Crochet Hats, Crochet and Fashion Beaded Cell/Mobile Phone Pouches with Beaded Shoulder Straps

SPECIAL NOTICE

* Some of the Blogs are scheduled for further development or expansion in the very near future. There are some Blogs that are listed without current operating links because interactive sessions are full. Likewise there are Private Instructional Blogs which require registration which may be closed. Open registration will be posted. Other Blogs are still under development and the links will be added to this index as soon as resources will allow. Stay tuned.

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