Monday, July 15, 2013

Everywhere At Once

Here's a quick and rough response I sent to "J" ... who is still studying, pondering, looking into etc... The Way.... fwiw... :)
God bless...
 
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Hey J,
sorry for the delayed response...just the usual quotidian (heh just learned that word.. means "daily routine...recurring same ol' same ol')....
 
Re your cool "download" experience...and God's omnipresence.... a few thoughts... For one thing I think that the Holy Spirit is making contact with you.. He is the Person in the tripartite (3 part) Deity Who we generally refer to as the one who communicates, confirms, convicts etc. TRUTH....He indwells us and is the One Who we usually assign as the One giving us inspiration, knowledge, direction etc. especially related to things like the character of God, His creation, conscience ......
(though always keeping in mind He is altogether One God.... one being... )
 
When you get born again, He indwells you in a way unlike before when you were typically "dead in your sin."  During the ongoing process of "sanctification" He is the One that starts changing our old predilections towards sin... whereas before we swam in it, breathed it, exhaled it, ate it, loved it even, were driven to it .... His presence in and through us starts making us loathe iniquity and begin craving holiness, righteousness.  Yeah, we still sin, but not like before where we weren't even aware of it and didn't care much if we did ....
 
Now when we sin, it grieves us.. we fight it... we are not drawn to it like before... and when we do we quickly repent and want to get back to the walk of righteousness, growing in grace and leaving the old self behind.  Over time, you find that you have actually changed, in fact, so that, you no longer react with ie., anger, disgust, hate, lust, jealousy, covetousness, as you did in knee-jerk fashion before... but you are startled that you now have more patience, compassion, a giving heart, self deprecation etc. in certain situations that just pops up and is a new part of you... It's amazing and fantastic...  I'm ever amused at so many people I've seen and met who are into things like "positive thinking" or "yoga" or "meditation", "visualization" etc., to "become better people" ... and how they are often the meanest, most snarky, cold, self-centered, negative people I come across... All that stuff doesn't change jack... except change you into a subtly more prideful self righteous hypocrite.... God... Jesus... the Holy Spirit.... Who is One God.... actually truly really DOES change your character.... 
 
Now, once I had a dream... In the dream I was high on a craggy eerie mountain top in the thunderous clouds and silvery refracted light.... I was wondering how it was that Jesus/God could really hear everyone's prayers... all at the same time... and pay unique, individual attention to each person... Yeah, I could accept it on faith ie., that "He's God, He can do anything" ... but my mind was yet unsatisfied wanting to understand the logistics of such a thing.. if possible....  It was an unusual dream in sensation, feeling, awareness ... (Btw, I honestly believe Jesus came to me and answered me that time.....)
 
  He appeared and I immediately felt His dignity, power, intensity.. and love... He knew me.   It was a personal encounter.  Anyway... He chuckled ... lovingly at my query .... and answered that ... being everywhere, attending to everyone individually--to each person's specific needs and concerns... was no problem.  He pointed out to me ... that while we are sort of trapped in time...stuck in a certain ie., space and time ... HE was eternal, beyond time.  "And so," as He said with a fatherly, knowing smile, "I have 'all the time in the world!'" ..... Meaning ... He has ETERNITY...so to speak... FOREVER.... to spend on each and every part, person, thing etc. in His creation.... He is not constrained by "time."  He has forever.... So it is no problem at all .... to attend to each and every person intimately, specifically and personally..... He has forever for each one of us!... AND forever... for us as a group, in segments, ones and twos... whatever..... He does and will.... be ... able to have a personal relationship with every single one of us, from beginning ... to ... forever.... as He transcends time and is no way bound as we are, especially in this current fallen set up ....
 
This also relates to how He is Omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent... He is able to be everywhere, always, from the smallest "zone" to the largest .... As Acts 17:28 describes:  "for in Him we live and move and exist, as even some of your own poets have said, 'For we also are His children.'"
 
You may have some lingering blasphemous concepts lurking in your mind leftover from some of the horrible Mormon trash teachings about God limiting Him to just being "an exalted man" .... who has a body... had sex with his daughter Mary ....can only be in one place at a time .. blech! :( ... etc. .......
Whereas the God of the Bible, the only true and living God the Father .... is SPIRIT..... doesn't have a body.. which the Bible clearly states.....
(Oy, don't get me started, heh.... on the small, pathetic, limited, tiny, weak, base, vulgar version of God that con-man sexual predator  Joseph Smith made up ....!)
 
Anyway... gotta get to work... but wanted to quick respond to your letter, God bless:)~!
 
(ps... still working on some music ideas... it is progressing believe it not...:)

2 comments:

Mark said...

The catholic church placeing the focus on Mary kinda took away from Joseph(the flesh biological father of the flesh Jesus).If God is in all things God was with Joseph Not just Mary.

If you look at the world today it works quite hard at the destruction of the male through any number of ways.this would make any child concieved and given birth a blessing.Bob and steve connot concieve and give birth,neither can Carol and Susan.

Yes,Jesus actually had a biological father as well as a spiritual Father.

So to say " I was born this way" is in defiance of nature..........Its an issue of spirit, not flesh.

Linda L. said...

I was wondering about how "J" was doing. Nice description of God's omnipresence. Look forward to your new music project.

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