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THE ORIGINAL AND EVENTUAL MAGNIFICENCE
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God is not
going anywhere; He is. His word is not going anywhere, except into total
His morals are not about to change their address to another suburb of human aspiration; they are His own. His works do not falter; they continue according to promise, and each promise is a premiss to the Christian, just as the laws of physics are to the physicist.
The promises, however, excel those laws: for these change as did Newton's in being qualified at certain limits; but there is never any qualification to the laws of God. They continue more fixed than the stars, certain than the directions of the magnetic compass, for these though useful, can change somewhat, but the laws of the Lord do no about face, bear no qualification, have both their own quality and qualifications.
When He withdraws the current address of the cosmos, and the current establishment of the universe as in Matthew 24:35, II Peter 3, Isaiah 51:6, He will not change (Psalm 102:25-28). What does it say ?
"Of old you laid the foundation of the earth,
And the heavens are the work of Your hands.
They will perish, but You will endure;
Yes, they will all grow old like a garment;
Like a cloak You will change them,
And they will be changed.
But You are the same, And your years will have no end.
The children of Your servants will continue,
And their descendants will be established before You."
He is subject to nothing, not in the sense that a thing called nothing rules Him, the assumed dither of the naturalists, which is so pregnant though it has no womb, or else it underlies their errant thoughts: but in the reality that knows no bounds. For Him, there is neither force, nor mass, nor energy, nor space, nor time, nor lofty thought not abased terrorism nor financial limitation nor actualities under review by higher authority over Him. There IS no higher authority. Without His eternal power, energy, capacities and Being, nothing delimited or contained, qualified or arranged can exist; before anything you have to have capacity or else nothing will always be the case.
His is the magnificence before time, that made time, that planted space, that arranged laws, that set the limits of variation about kind, which we now find enmeshed in the innovative splendour of the thousands upon thousands of DNA commands, set in at least three layers, interactive, with supervisory capacities automated into the matrix, not as in a car, so that it can go merely, but so that this one can, to follow the image, organise new cars, without intervention anew from the factory. He has made what is in itself a factory, making actions possible, a functional mind, making thoughts possible, an innovative spirit, making decisions possible; and within that factory He has set up the power to procreate more, making of one a potential relative to more of the same, as if your most recent TVs were products of former ones extending back for thousands of years.
His is the magnificent splendour and the inherent majesty (Psalm 145:12), after the time of this world and creation expires (Matthew 24:35), and His is the artistry unlimited (Psalm 145:3), with none to demean it forever, so that a new creation is the term used of those who receive His salvation from sin (II Cor. 5:17), a new heavens and earth the destination of His planning (Revelation 20:11, 21:1, II Peter 3:13), and a new heart and mind is the restitution He has for those whom, though their bodies continue to age, He has prepared for place as His children.
Even now, it is so in spirit; then in the vitality of new bodies, with the power of the resurrection of Christ (Ephesians 1:19, II Corinthians 5:1ff., Romans 8:`8-23), and the unlimited authority of a Father
who loves for His adopted children, One
dependent on no government,
the only ultimate and worthy Governor, by grace.
It is He who is a Father ready for the outcast, the failed and the befuddled, the furious and the disorderly in dynamic on their repentance and reception of redemption in Him, by faith, so that it is WHAT HE HAS DONE and not at all what we do, might do or have done which is the criterion (Romans 3:23ff., Ephesians 2:1-12, Romans 10). It is as with any unqualified gift (Romans 6:23, Titus 2 -3), not a thing you labour to produce, but rather humble yourself to receive. It is GIVEN, not earned. It comes by grace as does faith itself (Ephesians 2:5-8), fitting from eternity, seeking out the recipients who take Him, known before time (Ephesians 1:4). What the is this gift ? If it WERE earned what perfection could create it as it will be and must be, but that of God, that the lowering of earth might not infest, infect and cause defection even in heaven!
But it is not so: His is the Original and Eventual Magnificence. It does not change.
With this in mind, it is good to relish and ponder His ways and works, taking a fresh look at things deemed obvious, needless disquiet, needling and confused challenges, and to see the grandeur of our location amid the depravity of its treatment by man. It is good to see the light that over-shines the darkness, and its eternity (John 1:1-3), that has entered this shameful world to suffer shame that many might find a fresh innocence, courtesy of Christ Jesus, and live abundantly in the very presence of God. His is the divine, energy and indeed almighty power, He its source into eternity, His, the mind and the perception, the grace and the loveliness.
Such and more, beyond all horizons of limits imposed or imposable, is the manifest, eternal and replete, of the living God. It may not appear so, any more than antiseptic appears admirable to germs; but look beyond the floors and the flaws of sin to what is better than any Hospital: namely the source of vitality and life and redemption and recovery, seeking in love for mankind, one by one. Look there, unblinkered, against that day when the agenda of test is over, the schedule of operations is complete, the fruits of freedom misused are smelt and found rotten, and the beauty of liberty in love, under the laws and grace of God may be savoured to the uttermost.
So we will seek to do.
CURE FOR SPIRITUAL ASTIGMATISM
Luke 24:25-26,44-46, Hosea 12:10 and 13:14
Translation of Words, Thoughts and Travesties
AND THE SCURRY TO AVOID
RESOLUTION, SOLUTION AND SALVATION ...
STOPPING IS MOST IMPORTANT
THE NEXT-DOOR NEIGHBOUR OF STARTING
A SOVEREIGN ?
NAY THE SOVEREIGN,
THE NATURE OF HIS WILL
Keeping the Crown for
and WHAT a King He is!
THE MAELSTROM, THE TRIUMPH AND THE MERCY
PHASES IN JOB
Suitable to God Only,
As Recipient, necessary to Man
The Messiah in Message and Motion
Mark 7:31 - 8:35
The Creator in Wonder and Wisdom
Creativity and Concern
of Spirit in Man
Scan of God in Salvation
Isaiah 40, et al.
GOD AT WORK:
THE INTENT, THE EPOCHS AND THE POINT