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Sunday, July 23, 2006:

Earlier in the work, I wrote about how real Christians have a love-hate relationship toward fellow human beings. This included different kinds and degrees of both love and hate. The terms are viewed through the concept of semantics. The meaning intended with each use of the given term is dependent upon the fuller intended context.

When Jesus spoke, especially via parables, seeking out the right context became the beginning of enlightenment. Through such seeking, one discovers that Jesus turned the status quo usage on its head. He didn't do it as a clever trick. He was actually revealing the real truth about the nature and will of God.

I won't restate all of that now. If you've come this far through all that I've written, you will surely understand what it is to which I am referring.

It is clear that usage-intent creates and destroys various emotions. Before we are exposed to Jesus's teachings, before we are reintroduced to the intended plan of God, before we are disabused of the indoctrination we have undergone at the hands of the antichrist cause, we generally used words in ways that connoted the intentions of that antichrist mentality. Therefore, love conjured up thoughts of romantic and sexual love and love of parent and child and siblings tied up in instinctual, biological (fleshly) urges.

After being reintroduced to the emotions that are even more core to our souls, we rediscover love that comes before the fleshly reaction. We consider the love of kindness regardless of biological closeness. This untwists the confusion caused by the mere biological drive and only as that drive has been defined by the antichrist language. {Within the language of the revelation, straightened (unconfused) biological drive is consistent with righteousness. This is where flesh and spirit conflate.}

It doesn't mean that the lovingkindness that precedes and transcends the flesh is not afforded to those who are close biologically. It just allows us to break the bonds of biology which bonds otherwise hold back lovingkindness as the higher value. That higher value is better for the flesh anyway, so it is a win-win situation for those who will see it.

We then deal with various emotional states. The variables are endless. There are different emotions at different intensities all in constant flux. Where then does one reach the pardonable point of being fed up? When do souls that won't exorcize demons become identified as too intransigent for the sake of souls who have exorcised many demons and shouldn't have to be subjected to their lifestyle (death) any longer? Is this is a real paradox?

People have been trying to describe God since time immemorial. We have been ascribing to God our own emotions, simply because we have them. How could we have them if God had not known them before us? Can we conceive of things God cannot or has not? We say, we are made in the image of God. The word image though has a meaning as varied as those contemplating the concept. Jesus said that no one but the son of God has seen God's image or form or outline or shape or what have you. This statement too must be understood within the full context: Christ-mind. What did Jesus have in mind when he said "seen." We may only use our own hearts to begin to consider it.

Well, the question comes down to one of when God runs out of patience and what that means. It then falls upon us to decide when, if ever, we may take God into our on hands as in being the instrument of impatience. Can we ever get it right? Are we ever really moved by the Holy Spirit to destroy lives?

We have Jesus telling us in no uncertain terms to live by, with our all, the two great commandments, the golden rule, and his new commandment, which is really the other three lived within a context we are to emulate and even become in the spirit of one.

We also have Jesus describing finality within the eternal and infinite. We hear him saying that there is a limit to how far and long evil will be allowed to go. We are told that that is for the sake of worthy, or at least more worthy, souls.

We have Jesus saying that the Son of God will judge even while he said he was not judging and that we should be aware of the rules. All judgment is subject to the test for hypocrisy. All judgment is subject to itself, meaning the standard used to mete out judgment will apply to the one meting out that judgment.

We have the questions of the Apostles concerning wrath and the place of the worldly powers and principalities and how those reflect the spiritual realm.

Reconciling it all falls on us.

The pacifist may be fed up of a sort. The pacifist may simultaneously want peace for all but peace foremost for those who want it most for all but for those who want if most for those who want it, ad infinitum. It may seem impossible; however, what it means is that there is a place and point where the children of peace are worth freeing up from the evil of anti-peace. It is at that point that the pacifist rightly may let go of any attachments or responsibilities he or she may have had for his or her sibling, fellow human being.

It must be understood that That point though is not a point of wrath or vengeance as understood by the wrathful and vengeful.

One must be separated from evil to be free of it. The evil must suffer evil to have the opportunity to learn of the causal chain to overcome it.

Now, God exists before human kind. God was self-aware before human kind. God abiding in us though is a place of additional self-awareness of a kind and degree. The point though is that God has given us an environment we may shape; however, God is not dependent upon us but rather the other way around.

God is first, and has God's own mind. God makes decisions, even if God delegates to his children or one in particular, such as Jesus.

Jesus said that it wasn't for Jesus to decide who will sit where in heaven. That's up to God. Jesus said that he didn't know when the Herod temple would be leveled. That was up to God. Well, even though we may be fed up, it is up to God when there will be a great gulf fixed between the righteous and the iniquitous. It will happen though, and the iniquitous will suffer. Will we have had enough faith and done the deeds to show it wasn't disingenuous or lip service?

Our job is not to slaughter. Those who take that upon themselves will be subjected to that standard. Our job is to plant seeds and harvest the good crop for righteousness' sake.

It is not for us to fall into wrath at being fed up. Our being fed up must be the right kind and degree of being fed up. It must not come at the expense of proper mercy and justice.

We don't want the agonies of the innocent to persist. We don't want the salvageable cut off prematurely. These are not mutually exclusive emotions or desires. We work for peace. God's plan has evil suffering from itself ultimately in perfect justice with the worthy being salvaged. We trust in God's infinite wisdom. We feel the love.

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