June 22nd.

1 Samuel 1  / Isaiah 46-47 / Revelation 3-4

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As surely as you live, my lord, I am the woman who stood here beside you praying to the LORD. I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the LORD. All Samuel's days he is lent to the LORD.

The sons are born to the Father for His pleasure and enjoyment. They are brought up under the tutelage and care of guardians who teach them to see as sons should see, from the Father's perspective so that they can be good sons who can see what the Father has done for them, what He has saved them from, and can grow to love Him via these abilities to see and appreciate who they are and what they have now. The love that eventually develops in them, over time as they grow into their new identity, is focused away from themselves (what it was fully before) and onto the Father and His plight and dilemma. They start to lose the desire to be good humans, then actually begin to want to be good sons of their new Father and take care of His possession—His family.

You say, `I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.' But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.

Whatever seems to be, isn't. That is the condition of the humans, to perceive things as one way because it seems that way, but it is another way except they aren't able to see that because they don't have eyes. The sons of God are given eyes to be able to see as He sees, which is prevailingly the opposite of how the humans see because they don't have the eyes to see, except like all the other humans who are one with the final reality of the natural creation.

I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see.

Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.
"I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid."
The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them.

More examples which hearken back to the beginning where the newly born condition of the shamefully naked, unseeing humans wearing the clothes of animals (declaration of their true nature, how they're bound to the natural) is explained.

Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent. Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.

To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I overcame and sat down with my Father on his throne.

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

The reason that the sons need correction and rebuking all the time is because of what they came from, what will still be clinging to them like leeches sucking their blood even after they're born to the Father. The nature of the dead animal walking doesn't just magically go away. If our birth to the Father is genuine, then our death to the "old man," what rules the humans, will have to be just as genuine. Anything that is good and lasting doesn't happen overnight. First it must germinate and sprout, then grow up just a little, then a little more. That is how the life of the Father grows into His own sons, and as it does it just as slowly pushes out the old ways of seeing, beholding, valuing and living so that we eventually become good sons instead of unclean mongrel animals.

I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown.
Him who overcomes I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will he leave it.

I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on him my new name.

A new name for a new birth into a new creation. The old must be passing away so the new can be beginning, which is a process. The idea is to keep looking and stay ready. Not resting but working all the time to help the process by believing the unbelievable. There is no doubt that it will be work to be able to believe because we will have to swim against every other current, no one will be able to validate our process except another who is doing it too. There is where we'll find our rest and cooperation, and the strength to keep going further in because there is where the life will be living, and the only validation we will be abel to find.

You, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will be the shepherd of my people Israel.

What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus. Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you—guard it with the help of the spirit (the guardian) who lives in us.

It will not be the place we would naturally want to find it, but a place where we naturally want to not go. The journey will go against what we naturally love, where we naturally feel more comfortable because we made those places for ourselves. The sons are guided into the dreaded places so that they can unlearn the old ways of satisfying their cravings and urges and appeasing their many fears; then be able to learn the new way, of the Father—to be able to become good sons for Him so He can actually enjoy them instead of being repulsed by them and their naturally unclean, God-hating, correction-despising animal condition.

These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God's creation.

 

 

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