God is Only a God of Righteousness & Justice; He Is Not The Author of Evil

~@ROliverLuce | 06-22-15

(^1) There are those who question whether God who is the God of creation creates darkness and woe! Isaiah 45:7 and 8 {CJB version}

Isa.45:7 “I form light, I create darkness; I make well-being, I create woe; I, ADONAI, do all these things. (NT) (Kindle Locations 19679-19686).”

(^2) True, but read on further…
Isa.45:8 “Heavens above, rain down justice; let the clouds pour it down. Let the earth open, so that salvation springs up, and justice sprouts with it. I, ADONAI, have created it.” (NT) (Kindle Locations 19679-19686).

And …

(^3) What’s more! Our God of Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob is …
Deuteronomy 32:4 The Rock! His work is perfect, for all his ways are just. A trustworthy God who does no wrong, he is righteous and straight. (Kindle Locations 9779-9781).

(^4) And here is HOW God created darkness which is not EVIL nor is it SIN that God was creating! HE is a wonderful God who CHANGES NOT!
Genesis 1:3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.
Genesis 1:4 God saw that the light was good, and God divided the light from the darkness.
Genesis 1:5 God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. So there was evening, and there was morning, one day.
(Kindle Locations 1410-1413).

(^5) As for the Woe:
Finally as for God creating “Woe” He is after all a God of justice who repays those who refuses the Law of Sin and Death. For God will not allow sin to go unpunished.

(^6) Now let’s deal with the question why did God create Satan (other names) knowing Satan would fall since God is “omniscient” knowing all things: Job 37:16; Psalm 139:2–4, 147:5; Proverbs 5:21; Isaiah 46:9-10; and even in the B’rit Hadashah> 1John 3:19–20.
Now for a great quote: “First, we should understand that knowing Satan would rebel is not the same thing as making[/creating] Satan [to] rebel.”

God did not create Lucifer [as an evil being] (the devil); God created him good as noted in Genesis 1:31 as to “everything.”
As we all know, when God says “everything” He does means “everything” when He is creating! 🙂

And as we all know from Isaiah 14:13,14 Satan chose to be evil that did become a tool for God to raise a harvest of inheritors of the Kingdom of God to those whosoever will choose to accept His COVENANT of love and salvation from their sinful corruptible flesh egged on by Satan to tabernacle with God for eternity!

He is our creator, our Father, and He deserves our respect as like unto a loving Father who LOVES US! And our loving Father spoke a WORD that He will never rescind!!

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It’s not a Focus on the Law, Rather it’s a Focus on His Love

~@ROliverLuce

It’s not a focus on the law! Rather it’s through our focus on God’s love that we are able to keep Torah.

The Ten Commandments came that the Jews would be exposed to their need for God’s love which had been gradually revealed to their slow understanding as a nation!

Of course there were always a remnant of every generation that would ‘get it’; There were those (the remnant) who would understand God’s forgiveness and love in a limited way, i.e. those who could understand (however still clouded) that it was not the animal sacrifices that covered their sins, but it was their heart, their faith, their trust in God’s Word through obedience in making animal sacrifices to God.  This limited view was clouded through their still focus on the law perhaps! The real sacrifices would come through our repentance and change of heart through believing God’s Word that also does lead to obedience in the terms of God’s covenant! As we grow in Him we learn to become more responsible through the power of His love and forgiveness.

But through the coming of the commandments it was shown flesh & blood could not, and cannot, keep all of the law (Torah & 10 commandments) much less most of them all the time.

The Father’s Covenant of Love (Genesis 15:17) is the secret through the one who came to SEAL IT (Covenant) with HIS once & for all blood-sacrifice to satisfy ‘The Law of Sin and Death’ that we might become free through accepting that Sacrifice into our hearts with repentance.

HE did come, really, to show the way to God’s love and how to walk in HIS grace-wisdom.

Now, Jesus did not come to abolish the Torah nor its 10 commandments but rather to fulfill it all with His first coming. And that through Him the law (Torah and commandments) could be kept through HIS power of love that would be in them (that’s us); that is through HIS power and His Holy Inspiration (the Holy Spirit) it can happen for a surety!

A Framework of Understanding: 3 Steps Toward A Special Marriage

~ROliverLuce | 05-05-15

That’s right! To put growth & maturity into a structural framework, we might see the progression of maturity possibly for our simple understanding.

We are drawn by God’s love & grace and we accept it through HIS Word of Truth (the Son) with our repentance and obedience and this is part of the Covenant what is called the ‘blood covenant’ (the servant covenant) as we initially commit to by our repentance and our dying to self even MORE importantly through our professing IT in baptism symbolizing our death to sin. 🙂 Could I say this more clearly?

Oh, but we’re faced with becoming friends with Yeshua! That comes through familiarity. I guess that must be prayer, intercession, and praising HIS character that it might get into us, among other actions and attitudes. A covenant name for our friendship with God through His priesthood in approaching the Father is called the ‘Salt Covenant’ a step up in our ongoing maturity in Christ.

But we aren’t through yet in approaching the Marriage supper of the lamb yet. From our journey through ‘Salt,’ we come into yet another covenant of promise! The ‘covenant of inheritance’ what the Hebrew Torah calls the ‘Sandal covenant.’ Sandal as in foot-ware, lol. Here as friends with the Father’s ‘Word of Truth’ we begin to understand our future and our hope that opens up our inheritance! A whole world opening up to the promise of an eventual marriage to God the FATHER’s ‘Word of Truth & Promise’ for all eternity!

Well, like I mentioned above our ongoing maturity is much more dynamic than having to go through each mini-covenant of the Father’s Covenant (Genesis 15:17) rather than going through each stage separately. God’s character of common sense (if you will) tells us this :-).

Thanks for listening to my take on our coming marriage with Yeshua that is… to be! 🙂