Numbers 28 / Proverbs 20 / John 1
In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God. He was with God in the beginning.
And God said, "Let there be..."
The word is the purpose of God, with Him since the beginning of this creation—all things that were made which can be seen and handled—that out of it God would draw a family. The Son of God is synonymous with this purpose of God, which is referred to as "the word," because he is the only one who could accomplish the Father's purpose (His word being fulfilled) to save and therefore to have the family He desires, the reason this natural creation exists and was made. The "word" is incorrectly capitalized in most translations because it is assumed that this is another name for the made up jesus god, who according to the christian comic book explanation, taken from Roman and Greek mythology, co-existed with the only only God forever before he "came into the world."
Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.
The lamp of the LORD searches the spirit of a man; it searches out his inmost being.
The true illumination was that which lived in the body of the Son of God, which was the Father's life. The natural metaphor to illustrate this to mere humans is a father's actual physical DNA living in the body of his biological son, which is every father's joy to have a part of his own self living in another being. There is a highly specialized bond that is created when that happens. This condition of the unseen and unknowable, supernatural life of the Father (the invisible DNA) living in the Son is spoken about by Solomon and the other writers of proverbs as that which is the true and final wisdom and understanding, but not that which follows along human definitions of wisdom and understanding. The better thing that Solomon was referring to was about this supernatural life existing in the body of this Son of the Father who was coming, because it was the Father's intention for him to come. It was the Father's will and purpose, His "word" if you will, in the same manner that "Let there be..." existed, which was His word. The Son was the living embodiment of doing the Father's will, because he would accomplish that will by being that Lamb who would be given for all of God's sons who ever heard His unhearable voice and loved His purpose more than their own.
There came a man who was sent from God; his name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.
The darkness is the state and condition of the creation, separated from the light of God since it was cursed; more specifically it is the condition of what lives inside the humans which is darkness, fear and hiding. The contrast to this is the light who came into the world (the creation bound to the separation from the light), to illuminate the insides of those who were chosen to have that illumination. That is, whose who were chosen to be given eyes that could see and ears that could hear what the creation at large couldn't and doesn't. The illumination of the heart (a man's inmost being) is the revealing of the Father to the son who is chosen and called to hear that revealing. There is no generic calling or revealing of the Father in a public sense or else christianity and all the other religions would make sense, but they don't because they can't—they're all separated from what makes sense in the inmost being because they're in a state of permanent separation from the illumination.
He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.
The smugness of the leaders of Israel, who handed their traditions down to others like them, was quietly being quashed by the execution of that purpose of God, the seed of life living in Jesus' body which had grown into a large tree. The life of the Father (the word) kept Jesus from becoming a common animal separated from Him and instead turned him into His truth, God's Word and purpose for this creation and the reason it exists (through him—because of this purpose—all things were created); so that He could have a family. Because Jesus *was* the purpose of God, he couldn't be conformed to or led by the animal nature, which would have nullified the condition of him "being without sin." That is to say, his temptation was to bond himself to the animal by following the instinctual temptation that welled up in him to choose it because it seemed utterly appealing. Denying that force of power of the animal instinct means not being driven by the consciousness of instinct that drives and conforms all the humans to their identity as common animal. By choosing the right and rejecting the wrong, he was given over to be led by God's nature of instinct, which was His own supernatural life that was imparted in the Son and grew there by the Son's correct and obedient choosing of the Father's way over the way of the humans. By that condition of being led by the Father, whose purpose was to save His family so they could be with Him where He lives (not in what was created), and not the animal instinct; he became that Lamb of God, because he lived to fulfill the Father's will and do what He wanted instead of going the cursed way of each and every of the animals, which is after the self.
I have food to eat that you know nothing about. My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.
When the leaders confronted him, they were actually not only dealing with him, but the Father Himself, whose life had bonded the Son to Him and turned Jesus into the truth instead of the lie by inhabiting his body. God lived in Jesus, so in the sense that they were One, Jesus sort of became became like God, as any son is like his own biological father, by being bound to Him instead of the creation—like any son is bound to his own father instead of any of the other fathers around him. That is a crux of truth for the sons of God within the present desolation of darkness which has lasted for many centuries. John's knowledge of the Son as the light and the word of God, and his testimony about him, then the record of that testimony being conformed to a certain theological bent, is how the truth got perverted into what it became as the whore was born, when Jesus became god. The way that God did live in his body and that life of God did transform him into the Son who could save all the other sons was a preview of the united form that they would soon become, after the good Son was redeemed from the creation then ascended to the Father to become One with Him. With that lie, though, came the present darkness of the desolation of the knowledge of the true Son and the one and only God who is the Son's only Father, because the Son as pre-existing god nullifies all ability to comprehend the purpose and will of God, and what the Son did for the Father and who he was to Him. If the Son was a pre-existing god then he's equal with the Father and that perverts both of their identities. It makes the truth unavailable, which is the Father's will, or it wouldn't have happened.
Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born of God.
This understanding, which could only come to those who had been chosen to receive it, was for the good reason that the same process must also have happened to them (those who believed in his name) if they were to know the Father and their brother/teacher/master who went before them to save them from merely being and remaining just another integral part of the temporary, dying creation which would otherwise just end up rotting in the ground and truly becoming one with the soil as fertile compost for another temporary thing (any growing plant) to thrive by. They also had to become separated from the natural creation as sons of God instead of mere animals, just as the Son had been, by the same process of the word (the purpose of God to have His own family—kingdom of God—with Him where He is—being planted in them, then dwelling, growing and remaining in them (the better plant which does not die off to become fodder for another).
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
You are already clean because of the Word I have spoken to you (the purpose and intention of the Father that they were to become His own sons). Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! I have seen and I testify that this is the Son of God."
The "Sin of the world" = the curse of the creation. Not that the Lamb of God takes away sin for the whole world, but that he takes the curse away from those who were chosen to become sons of God—those who believed in his name. That is, even though it seemed very much to the contrary (because God was hiding his identity from the humans at large), they believed that he was/is the Son of God, "the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote," the Son of David, God's Christ, the only one of the created beings who was able to save God's family). How hard was it to believe this when instead of being as they had hoped he would be—the great and powerful king who would overthrow the Romans and make Israel great again as per how it was under King David—he turned out to be one who just fizzled out and got executed like a common criminal.
How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Did not the Christ have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?" And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.
I am saying nothing beyond what the prophets and Moses said would happen—that the Christ would suffer and, as the first to rise from the dead, would proclaim light to his own people and to the Gentiles.
As his custom was, Paul went into the synagogue, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures, explaining and proving that the Christ had to suffer and rise from the dead. "This Jesus I am proclaiming to you is the Christ, " he said.
It is a trap for a man to dedicate something rashly and only later to consider his vows.
Suppose a king is about to go to war against another king. Will he not first sit down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand men to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand? If he is not able, he will send a delegation while the other is still a long way off and will ask for terms of peace. In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple.
"Everything he has" is key here. It also implies "Everything he is and can be." It means the right of a human to live his life the way he wants to, and to follow the way that is naturally in him by instinct, which is the curse that keeps him separated from the Father. Although the curse is not a curse in every way it's defined nowadays because it is and was created by God to accomplish His purpose—to keep the humans away from Him so that He can choose those who come near Him, which seems reasonable when one understands how not very good the humans are.
Who can say, "I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin?"
Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, "If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her." Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.
The one witness to its power was a woman, a prostitute—a highly unlikely candidate to be a witness to the truth and power of God.
The lamp of the LORD searches the spirit of a man; it searches out his inmost being.
No one lights a lamp and hides it in a jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, he puts it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open. Therefore consider carefully how you listen. Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what he thinks he has will be taken from him.
There are many sayings in the proverbs of Solomon and other writers that Jesus had in his mind, which often come out in the things that he said. He was the better Son of David, of whom Solomon was only a copy, a fact that was cemented by what Solomon became later in his life. The writings of the king were preserved for him, and used by the Father to form his consciousness. They among many things are how the Father taught him the new way as opposed to the empty ways handed down as tradition by the humans. Those weren't the true teachings or intentions of God, as the Jewish leaders claimed they were. These leaders in fact had no authority from God, yet they accused the One who did of breaking God's rules, another declaration of God's ironic way, by which the presumptuous will hang themselves by their own words—allowing His own Son, the One they claimed to live their lives waiting for, to be cast aside like garbage in their effort to preserve and promote their own selves and the status quo they enjoyed keeping control over.
You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in order to observe your own traditions! For Moses said, 'Honor your father and your mother,' and, 'Anyone who curses his father or mother must be put to death.' But you say that if a man says to his father or mother: 'Whatever help you might otherwise have received from me is Corban' (that is, a gift devoted to God), then you no longer let him do anything for his father or mother. Thus you nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And you do many things like that.
The Jewish leaders who confronted Jesus assumed they carried on the original teachings of Moses. However, the rabbis and scribes who had been entrusted with the preservation of the things of God and the teaching of His way to His people had added their own interpretations and laws, to accommodate themselves and the power they were able to maintain by the control they retained. The confrontations they had with the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Moses—living inside Jesus—show us that what they erroneously believed they were handing down was actually the teaching of God in the spirit and power of how He had given it to Moses.
The same thing is true with the present day "leaders of god's people," who have been creating their various jesuses into something totally different than what and who he was or is. Because he has been made into being equal to God, all of his actual power and significance has been taken from him. His life is worth nothing to those who think that, because then he accomplished nothing except to come down from his position as a god for a little while then go back to it. What happened in the middle means nothing except him becoming a token symbol of yet another form of a god whom people must fearfully avoid making angry, who remains at a distance from their actual lives through vague and irrelevant religious theoretical positions, and therefore can only ever hold a symbolic significance. Their claims that he wasn't a man are upheld out of what they think is some reverence for him, but ironically it turns him into another impotent god, who just wants to confuse everyone by making the purpose of everything preserved (all the scriptures) meaningless and symbolic, without any actual significance or relevance to what's actually inside them—fear, hiding, self-preservation, meaninglessness, etc.
You know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.
The Jesus who lived in Peter's body wasn't this impotent and confusing jesus. Paul also knew what he accomplished, contrary to the traditions handed down to him from his lying forefathers before him, or that which was made up after him, by the forefathers of the present day liars, just a little while after Paul's body expired. Paul came out of the camp that did the handing down (in reference to the 1 Peter verse), so he knew that what they had was empty—not the truth of God as Moses knew it but an imposter, using the same words but having no power (as it is today). What he believed before held a form of godliness but no power, which he also prophesied to Timothy, about the present day scourge of lies which resemble the truth about the real Jesus, yet are as worthless as what the Jews held onto in Paul's day. The power of the resurrected and true Jesus, who lived as spirit in Paul's body, told Paul who he was in reference to the fulfillment of the law and the prophets, as opposed to the traditions and lies that were taught to him before he was taken by the Lord.
Watch out for those dogs, those men who do evil, those mutilators of the flesh. For it is we who are the circumcision, we who worship by the Spirit of God, who glory in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh.
Knowing what the OT scriptures said, Paul knew that the circumcised nation and family of God beginning with Abraham was *only a copy* of God's purpose with the creation Paul was a part of. It all just pointed to what was happening inside him, what Paul was actually becoming a part of—not because he was so smart but because the spirit of the living Jesus inhabited his body, heart and mind. The unseen life of the Father and the Son reminded him about the new covenant that had been prophesied in the writings he diligently studied—and that very thing was miraculously and supernaturally happening inside him.
The sons of God concurrent with Paul were also having the same process happen to them as was happening in Paul, for the same reason and purpose—that they might participate in fulfilling the will and desire of the Father with the creation they were a part of. It was for the purpose of them knowing the truth, and therefore being set free from the lies of the serpent that rules the humans because they are naturally bound to the creation. Paul and the apostles were merely helping the Word gather up the sons for the Father's pleasure, so that they could all come home and be together in/as His house, where He can live in peace and be surrounded by those who love Him and constantly radiate love back to Him. The Father wants to be loved by His true family of sons set free from the curse by the suffering of having to be separated from it.
For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father." The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
The purpose of the sons are to fulfill the Father's will instead of their own, because they are given eyes to see, so are able to recognize the animal nature and therefore come out of and away from it, be separated from it and consecrated as clean, pure sons instead of unclean, common animals separated from God (what the humans are and must remain because of the curse). Not by their own power or anything good within them, but only by the same word (purpose) which lived in Paul to set him free from the lies he learned before, so he could understand the purpose of his true Father.
As I have often told you before and now say again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame.
Those who are presently handing down the empty traditions of their lying forefathers cannot even know they are enslaved to the animal nature. Otherwise they'd be able to see and hear, then turn and be healed, which is not the purpose of God or else they would. They think it's something completely different than what it actually is, and therefore will spend their lives serving God's natural enemy (themselves and their own purpose) with their whole heart, totally unaware it is not something good they are doing. A man's own purpose always seems good to his own self, and the curse is that it remains this way to each one of them, happening the same for each but a different purpose for each as well. That results in their not ever being able to find or know the purpose of the living God because they're bound to their own purpose.
Their mind is on earthly (created) things. But our citizenship is in heaven (the world that existed before anything that can be seen ever existed; where the Father lives with the Son, the head of His true family).
Their mind is on earthly things because they haven't been given eyes that can see and ears that can hear the voice of the real Jesus; therefore they cannot help but think that God can be found in the earthly things, and that ironically the spiritual things are just suggestions about some far off fairytale land and time, not as real as the world they can see, handle and control. They think everything happens outside of their bodies; especially crucial is that they think their enemy lives somewhere outside of them so it can just be denied, when it actually is them in their very constitution.
And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.