Friday, September 24, 2010

Art of the Word (Re-Post)

For now we are looking in a mirror that gives only a dim (blurred) reflection [of reality as in a riddle or enigma], but then [when perfection comes] we shall see in reality and face to face! Now I know in part (imperfectly), but then I shall know and understand fully and clearly, even in the same manner as I have been fully and clearly known and understood [by God]. (1 Corinthians 13:12 - Amplified Bible)

Again I tell you, if two of you on earth agree (harmonize together, make a symphony together) about whatever [anything and [a]everything] they may ask, it will come to pass and be done for them by My Father in heaven. (Matthew 18:19 - Amplified Bible)

We don't have a priest who is out of touch with our reality. He's been through weakness and testing, experienced it all—all but the sin. So let's walk right up to him and get what he is so ready to give. Take the mercy, accept the help. (Hebrews 4:15, 16 - The Message)

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.(Psalms 19:1-4 - TNIV)

O God, listen to my cry! Hear my prayer!From the ends of the earth,I cry to you for help when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the towering rock of safety, for you are my safe refuge, a fortress where my enemies cannot reach me. Let me live forever in your sanctuary, safe beneath the shelter of your wings! (Psalms 61:1-4 - NLT)

That which is now already has been, and that which is to be already has been; and God seeks that which has passed by [so that history repeats itself ].
(Ecclesiastes 3:15 - Amplified Bible)


Anonymous said...

No deep introspection today. Just a thank you. I love this!

And I guess I'll have to leave this anonymously, since I can't seem to remember my username :O


Erik said...

We see in reality, face to face. We know, as God knows, understand fully and clearly, even as God understands Us and Godself, as Us.

Everything We ask, in symphony – manifests in our midst, naturally.

We have what Allah has given, We receive Allah’s mercy and help.

The heavens and our souls declare Her speech and His Knowledge. Their voice goes through Us, into Our ears and minds, out again through Our mouths . – A great quote I heard this week—“Peace & Love – Recycle”. We/ I / You have reached our grasp.

We are always in sanctuary, safe in Her/His embrace. We sigh in peace, in complete refuge. We rest in Our solid holiness and glory, celebrating The Creator’s Joy. Always home.

Always My heart is engaged, We/I /You allow everything through, sans any membrane, entwined with

All. Connected, excited and joyful peace.

All time is now. All space is here. Enjoy.

We express what we want. Amen.

Anonymous said...

My question of our Creator this morning:
What exactly does the enormity of "the restoration of all things" encompass?
Just how big is this concept?
How deep does this reach?
Does it "reach" all the way back to original creation and the original Adam in the garden where there was no perceived separation of God and man? Does it reach back to a place where we each were created as one, where there is no perception of male or female? Does it reach back to a place where there is no perception of nakedness or shame?
If so, at this "place", our current world reality becomes meaningless and an illusion - so what do we "do" at this point of restoration - what is our original purpose? How does this transformation and rebirth unfold?
Help me to explore the width and length and depth and height of this reality...
I guess this is the ultimate roller coaster ride...woohoo!

Erik said...

Anon 848 AM .

My perspective, what I see and hear, experience is that the Restoration of All Things, encompasses everything you ask, and more. God exceeds our imagination. Everything we can imagine is included, and more than that.

God imagines, sees, as you do, and more than you do. God sees the most beneficial, enduring, loving, graceful as each who is, was, or will be does; and more.

It reaches beyond our contact with original creation, beyond The Garden. It includes all aspects of experience in every form. Allah is that vast. Any limiting perception of nakedness or shame has been completely consumed, transformed. Only as we give nakedness or shame our imagined limitations in our own perception is our choice, in our minds. It is already transformed by The Universe.

Our current world reality is meaningful, a tangible illusion. We learn and experience in this reality. Learning that we do take with us. Illusion, yes, to the point that it does present harm to our overall selves. There is only gain to our overall selves, our Spirit selves from experiencing this reality. We each develop something here in our Spirits, that can only be developed here. That is why Elohim created here.

Original purpose ? I see it to experience in this and all realities connection, love, joy, learning with both extremes of happiness and not, and everything between. Overall, we have experiences that add to our Spirit and God’s consciousness. We are all expressions of The One. Enjoy it. Love, empathy, self awareness, God awareness and all that comes with it, and the joy and times the struggle of being, is the point. The caterpillar goes through extreme transformation, a seed does, the stem to bloom does, people do. God expresses in these and infinite ways Our being.

Everybody receives gain from life here. We choose what and how much. Gnashing of teeth can happen if we look over it and realize there could have been so much more. ( i.e; could have traded fear for peace, could have enjoyed more love, could have not chosen bitterness, could have experienced more self awareness, less worry, etc) But still, no one loses. That is what I see.

What do you see?

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your perspective Erik, it is much I was led to Genesis yesterday, I noticed some of the contradictions very prominent within just the first two chapters that started my wheels turning and then was led to the lineage of Adam to Noah that goes on and on about years. Why is this significant to and recorded in inspired scripture by a God who does not even think in time? I believe that numbers are all about divine order and tell us something deeper...
For instance a day with God is like a thousand years and yet none of these people breached the 1000 year threshold...then in the midst of the lineage of men who lived between 800 - 1000 years is Enoch who only "lived" 365 years...he is also the only one who did not "die"...he became the father of Methuselah after 65 years and then "walked" with God for another 300 years and then was no more because God took him away...
(my mind made a connection to 65 being 18% of 365 as I have noticed patterns in my life that last for 18 years or significant events or people that are in intervals of 18)
If we liken the 365 years to the 365 days in our calendar year...
Maybe, as we "live" in a separated state that none of us will last even "a full day" with God, but as we "live" in a connected state at one with God that our "life" lasts for one revolution around the sun, a full embodiment of the annual seasons...a full life in this human reality/dimension and then we return to spirit...without an "end" (or death)...without a decline in our physical self, but a pure transformation from body to spirit without suffering...maybe this is our true purpose...walking with, communing with, enjoying God on a complete level...and then "poof"...
Things that make me say hmmmmmmmmm...

Erik said...

Pastor Scott, Pastor Judah, Nation of Worship, Bishop, and CITN staff - Than you for today (Sunday)

Erik said...

Anon 808 am.

I can’t really comment on the detail of any book from the Bible. I lose the details of the letter. Don’t really care about them. Sorry, I am not knowledgeable about the details.

However, I would say that the ages are irrelevant. Its all a crap shoot in that regard, and any letter issue. You can roll a ‘7’ or snake eyes with any detail, depending on the roll and ones view at any given time. Like all religious systems are each a piece of the whole. Valid and limited.

I will say, that we are not in a separated state, except as an individual in our mind. Whether it is one revolution around the sun or dozens, allowing or (‘suffering’, as old English describes allowing, if the word used is from an old English translation) is important. When we allow The Universe through fully, we gain. Our physical experience is fine fully implemented, including ‘decline’ . As much as I cringe at wearing reading glasses, it is OK, part of my physical experience. I may well take action to change that and my body through exercise and possibly surgery, and that is OK too.

None of it reduces my transformation. It may change the impact in some way, but all good, either way. We always walk with God on the complete level we understand. Possible ‘then poof’, possibly not (in our perspective) either way it is excellent.

We always exist in the connected state, we may decide to limit the perspective, but we always are. God is excellent that way. It exists always, as we always have access to communing and enjoying God on a complete level. It is always completely available. A change in perspective when we transform from this reality, yes, a change in access, no.

That is the beauty I see, all access ALL the ‘time’. Whatever time it really is. ‘Does anybody really know what time it is?’ Probably not, but we can ALL enjoy the time it is that we perceive.

This all does make me say ‘hmmmmmmmmmmmmm’ and enjoy it. ‘Poof’ is good, as is process. I do like ‘Poof’ and process too.

Erik said...

Also, Bishop. The Andrew Wyeth painting of The Girl in the Field is one my favorite. Thanks for including it.

Bishop Jim Swilley said...

Yeah, Erik, "Christina's World" is one of my favorites,'s really compelling in person...I've seen it at the Museum of Modern Art in NY a few times, and I always find it difficult to stop staring at it...she was a real person who had an undiagnosed muscular deterioration that paralyzed her lower body...Wyeth was inspired to create the painting when through a window from within the house he saw her crawling across a represents for all of us the universal experience of overcoming impossible obstacles, and on a technical note, in person you can't believe how he could paint every tiny little blade of grass so perfectly the way that he did...