Jun 18, 2016

The Progression From Opinion To Physical Observation To Spiritual Perception

Spiritual Perception surpasses physical or mental perception. "Per" is a Latin prefix signifying "Throughout time and space" plus "ceive" which means to receive, apprehend, understand. The Greek word translated "perceive" is ginosko and means to know that you know without further evidence. Spiritual, eternal things must be perceived by spiritual, eternal means .... which is given only by God's Holy Spirit. "...Jesus perceived their thoughts...." Lk.5:22. He knew that he knew their thoughts.

Why do some Christians have Spiritual Perception and some do not?
"If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit." Gal.5:25. Which is  another way of saying, "If you are a Christian, live like it." Yield your brain, personal will and human spirit to God's Spirit and He will cultivate Spiritual Perception in you as he did the Apostle Paul. "And (Paul) said unto them, Sirs, I perceive that this voyage will be with hurt and much damage, not only of the lading and ship, but also of our lives." Acts 27:10. Paul knew something the captain and crew did not know by their experience and mental perception.

"Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. " 1 Jn.3:16. Perceive this.... "God... laid down his life for us...." What does that tell us about Jesus?

The limits of traditional or assumed opinion end where physical observation begins. The limits of physical observation end where physical and mental analysis begins. The limits of physical and mental analysis end where mental understanding begins. The limits of mental understanding end where spiritual perception begins.

Spiritual perception looks through the physical and mental walls into the Creator's spiritual workshop; through the visible surface into the eternal spiritual reality of a thing. Then yields that perception to harmonize with our Creator's own perfect omniscience. To the physical eye, "omniscience" is a word to be heard or seen on a page and its value estimated by the physical mind in as many different ways as there are numbers of people. Some will dissect the word into syllables and root meanings in Latin, Greek or other origins until they understand its intended "human" meaning, in language.... but stop there. These scholars are certain their analysis of a word like omniscience is correct and means simply "all knowledge". That is, that God knows all things. But, what all but a few do not comprehend is that there is yet a final, spiritual dimension to a more complete comprehension of the omniscience (all knowledge) of God. Here human words and explanation become anemic like the word "sky" to define the infinite universe. That being, that God's perfect and complete knowledge reaches back. back, back, endlessly into the infinite past without ever a beginning ... forever and ever into the past, eternal past existence in which God was ... forever in the past. Do you understand that? No, neither do I, but I perceive it is true.

Omniscience also includes absolute and completely perfect knowledge of the ever present, right now, in which God is .... and includes every grain of sand, every spark of light, every breath, every fraction of infinite space unto millions, billions and trillions of light years of time and distance outward without ending forever into outer space at any given moment of time in the ever present now. And that, not only into endless infinite magnitude outward, but also inward into the endless, finite minuscule without an ending, but "presently" known in every detail by God.

His omniscience also includes foreknowledge of the future, reaching forward endlessly into infinite eons of the future, quadrillions of quadrillions of light years forever and ever and ever, without end into eternity future where God is to come and will be. We can mentally believe in the omniscience of God, His infinite pre-knowledge, present knowledge and foreknowledge but it cannot be fully comprehended by the physical mind. It can only be spiritually perceived by faith which is acquired  through prayer, obedience and the study of God's word. "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." Rom.10:17.  There is also a special "blessing" which comes with obedience to God's word. "A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the LORD your God...." Deut.11:27.

All of the Bible prophecies are simply God's foreknowledge given to His prophets to be shared with His people. Predestination is simply His omniscient foreknowledge of the future of every soul , every thing, and every moment.  All things universal and most things related to earth, He causes. But many things on earth, He permits us to decide and give an account for. If the future is changed by prayer, God foreknew that too and included it in His foreknowledge and that, wrapped within His omniscience

 "...Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come." Rev.4:8. I perceive that God is holy, He is Almighty, He always was and always is and always will be. That is what He meant when He said ... "I AM".
He was, He is and He always shall be. He is GOD. RB

"I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty." Rev.1:8 

1 comment:

Ron Blair said...

Hallelujah and Amen!