Originally Posted by sky.
As I was reading the Bible this morning I was reflecting on how some day we will actually meet the 12 Apostles.
I was reading Ephesians and Philippians and was struck by Paul being "in chains for Christ". In the book of Philippians Paul is talking about Epaphroditus who brought him a gift. While he was there Epaphroditus became sick. I just think it would be cool some day to listen to Paul tell more about the details of that visit. In the book of Philippians the word "joy" or "rejoice" is mentioned some fourteen times. Paul was focused on the future and pressing on towards the goal.
12 Not that I have already attained, 3or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have 4apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
I picture him smiling and reaping even more joy.
When a person crosses the bounds and starts talking about meeting, talking, shaking hands, and eating with Saints of old, such as Paul, Noah, Moses, and Peter; - you’ve gone TOO FAR!! – That shows just how far you are from the Truth of God!! – (( That “IS” FAR ))!!
To start with, they ALL are just Parables for the understanding of the Truth. – God “IS” not some GUY sitting on a golden chair somewhere UP THERE above the skies!! - TRUTH JUST “IS”, AND SAYS OF ITSELF, - “I AM”. – That doesn’t mean that sound or sight came from the source, but one ~can see and hear~ Truth in a very truthful / heavenly way!! – N-O-T – F-O-O-L-S, -- THEY CAN’T UNDERSTAND A THING THAT IS MORE SUPERIOR KNOWLEDGE THAN FOOLISH THINKING AND “TALK”!! – Do any of you geniuses HEAR any sound coming from TRUTH?? Do you SEE any sights coming from the TRUTH?? – NOOO! – But yet a Christian CAN ~see~ AND ~hear~ WHAT Truth is showing and saying. -- THAT’S GOD, IN PARABLE!! ---- None of you could stand to hear any more of this!! Because it’s foolishness to all of YOU!! NOW AGAIN!!! – How did the Scriptures GET / “GET” / “GET” WRITTEN??? ----- (( WE HAVE / “HAVE” “BEGOTTEN THE TRUTH ))”. - WE HAVE “GOT” THE TRUTH!!!! ---- H-O-W-?????
Paul – 061312