Tuesday, December 19, 2006
There is a great lack of faith in God throughout the world. There is a great lack of understanding about God throughout the world. Humanity is unworthy of the miracles God is able to perform.
The mundane world is the world in which the act of testing the same thing in the same way will result in the same outcome. The mundane world is the world in which whenever anything doesn't conform to duplicable results then those results are assigned to randomness, chance, chaos, etc.
The minds, and more importantly the hearts (the emotions), of those who believe that that mundane world is the whole and only reality are the minds and hearts that are more selfish than those who don't believe the mundane world is the highest reality and who do believe that righteousness is the highest reality.
We add that second part "who do believe that righteousness is the highest reality," to differentiate these people, these souls, from those who also don't believe the mundane world is the highest reality but who don't believe that righteousness is the highest but rather believe that selfish apart from God is the highest.
For those who don't believe in God or in the evil spirit, miracles do not come or if they do, they are described in scientific terms as much as possible and also left to the future of science to figure out within the scientific method.
For those who do believe in God but rebel for selfishness sake, they work to counter the miracles of God, again for selfishness sake.
Why then was Jesus able to have the Holy Spirit within and was able to perform miracles through the Holy Spirit? For one, there were many more people then (at Jesus's time) who weren't nearly as jaded (spiritless) as today.
The evil spirit has been working profusely, per the prophecy, to bring forth the huge harvest of rotten fruit. This process will continue, even while people struggle in the mundane to make things better.
In addition, the prophecy is chronological. The great outpouring of the Holy Spirit will coincide with the evil it will counteract and ultimately defeat.
There will be the occulted miracles in life even while the evil spirit ramps up its wonders before the people. Those occulted miracles are seen only through softheartedness. Remember, that occulted in this sense means hidden from the view of those whom God has not given the necessary kind of sight, the sight that only the softhearted have. The hardhearted cannot see the miracles as miracles of God and good.
The evil spirit will continue ramping up its wonders. All the high-tech weaponry is one form of this. The creation of Project Monarch assassins is another. The acceleration of super computing is another. This trend will continue leading to the Great Tribulation, Armageddon, and Apocalypse.
Understand that what happened when the Jews revolted against the Roman Empire resulted in a tribulation, an Armageddon-precursor, and was apocalyptic.
Adolf Hitler also represented an antichrist vis-Ã -vis the Jews, and his followers and he brought on tribulation, an Armageddon-precursor, and apocalyptic event.
These events are part of the lead up to the climax of the Great Tribulation, Armageddon, and Apocalypse.
This must happen so that good and evil may be finally separated, so the house of the righteous will be whole even as the righteous want no ill to befall anyone. They merit being saved from evil though. That's God's plan.
This is what happens when government is evil and when citizens don't always turn the other cheek and don't always lead by serving in the right direction no matter what (following the great commands, the golden rule, the new commandment).
With these souls bent upon lording it over others and with underlings bent upon violent revolt, the miracles of God are withheld from the general population. The signs and wonders of righteousness are withheld. This is in order to separate out those who are of insufficient softheartedness from those who are too selfish by choice.
This is why the Holy Spirit withholds showing miraculous powers.
The Pentecost came in order (chronological order). It was the fiftieth day after Passover (not Easter). First things first. Jesus had to go. He had to be sacrificed first.
As an important aside, the pagan influence was allowed in so that the calculation of Pentecost is by counting Sundays (Sun-god days). Also the resurrection is calculated as the first Sunday following the full moon that occurs on or next after March 21. It is named Easter after the dawn in the East (an Indo-European goddess tie-in). Those changes by the church of Rome have made it more difficult for many people to see God.
Chronological order is still in operation.