Wisdom Is A Personage [2]

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2)            When Jesus told His hearers, “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me“ [John 5:39]; Prophet Micah and his vaticination happened to be one of those who, through the Holy Spirit’s inspiration, got mankind ready for the Incarnation of the Divinity. Is Jesus Christ truly eternal? He made an asseveration to the fact in John 8:58, “Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.”

                Now let us understand the difference between the “was” and the “am” of this verse. Grammatical facticity makes ‘was’ and ‘am’ inflections of ‘be’. The verbal ‘was’ is ginomai (ghin’-om-ahee): ‘to become, i.e. to come into existence, begin to be, receive being.’ The ‘am’ is eimi (i-mee’): ‘to be, to exist.’ When you bring the personal pronoun ‘I’ into the picture, what is revealed is the Personage of Exodus chapter 3 verse 14. ‘I AM’ is the Hebraic hâyâh (haw-yaw): ‘exist’. This ‘I AM’ is Jehovah. Jesus Christ is as eternal as God the Father, ergo, He did not come into being, i.e. created –He has an eternal existence before Abraham was brought into existence. The ‘was’ and the ‘am’ are, therefore, not the same as erroneously believed by Arians. The Jews who received this address understood Jesus perfectly and for this reason, they decided to stone Him to death in verse 59, for the very reason they sought to do the same in John 5:18, saying that by the asseveration of Jesus, “He makes Himself equal with God.”

The Lamb of God –slain from the foundation of the world [Rev. 13:8].

                Proverbs 8:24-29 24 “When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water. 25 Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth: 26 While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world. 27 When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth: 28 When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep: 29 When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:”

                Wisdom, personifying the Christ, was there beside God in the unity of the Godhead when absolutely nothing was in existence save the Trinity. The first verse of Mosaic script of the Book of Genesis has, “In the beginning God created…” where ‘God’ in Hebrew is: ‘ĕlôhı̂ym (el-o-heem’). A plural noun, meaning: ‘rulers, judges; divine ones; angels; gods.’ Generating power for creationism was the Holy Spirit in the 2nd verse; and Christ, the Light, in the 3rd verse, stepped in physically to concretise creationism; and the name, LORD God, was first ascribed to Him as the Creator in Genesis 2:4.

The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit

                Verse 30 of Proverbs chapter 8 paints the perfection of Jesus’ coetaneity with the Father. 30 “Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him.” ‘One brought up’ is ‘âmôn (aw-mone’): ‘artificer, architect, master workman, skilled workman (in the sense of training).’ Now ‘âmôn has its origin in ‘âman (aw-man’): ‘to support, confirm, be faithful; uphold, nourish; foster-father,’ and when one puts all of these definitions together what do we have? If ‘Wisdom,’ that is the Christ, is seen as an Architect who trained Him? Being the wisdom of God, none should train Him. There is no supportive Scripture to the effect of the First Member of the Godhead playing the divine role of Christ’s or the Holy Spirit’s foster-father. Could the Father have gone through being a foster-child as well? I do see the allegory of the First and the Second Members growing up to adulthood. Co-equality, definitely, is here revealed.

Get born again. Say this simple prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”

(…to be concluded…)

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Wisdom Is A Personage [1]

1)            God is said to have in His possession, wisdom, before creationism. Taken literally, does it not tend to infer that the Almighty went in search –to gain an acquisition— of wisdom to help Him in the perfection of the work of creativity? If the LORD God had to acquire wisdom to bolster His omniscience for a successful creation, does it not chime the bell of pellucidity that He never had wisdom before its acquisition? If He had to look for an enhancing tool, that tells the logicality of my reasoning faculty –hypothetically so— that what the LORD God looked for was placed there –where He found it— by a certain happenstance or another living entity. This will mean that wisdom is either older than the Creator or that the entity that placed wisdom where it was found is a contemporary of the Most High. It also means that wisdom knows the beginning of the Divinity, ergo, it is either older or boasts of coetaneous eld with the Creator.

                The eighth chapter of the scriptural Book of Proverbs begins with, “Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?” ‘Wisdom’ is the Hebraic chokmâh (khok-maw’): ‘skill in: a) war b) administration; shrewdness and prudence in: a) religious affairs b) ethics.’ Can God be said to be looking for this skill and its attendant prudence? Nay: for these are actually His inherent attributes. Wisdom, in this chapter of the Solomonic Book of Proverbs, is personified. The distaff appropriation of ‘wisdom’ is apropos for the gentleness of reason and of the known maternal productivity. Since wisdom is hyponymical to learning and instructions couched in words, this personification should not be seen as an absurdity. It may not represent the gender of the true person but Scriptural couch can be allegoric. The Holy Spirit is described as a mother hen [Genesis 1:2] when Mosaic script says, “And the Spirit of God moved upon…..” where the ‘moved,’  râchaph (raw-khaf’) means: ‘to hover; to brood -mother hen over her eggs- by implication to be relaxed:’ The word ‘cry’ (of Proverbs 8:1) is qârâ’ (kaw-raw’): ‘to call, call out, recite, read, cry out, proclaim; encounter through the idea of accosting a person met.’

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The Word is a Personage

                 Verses one to the fourth are intimations of the universality of her call and fame. Verses five to six give evidence of her existence. The 7th to the 9th speak of her Excellency. The nature of her persona is mentioned in the 10th to 14th verses. The intimacy of verses 15 to 17 is of the power wielded by wisdom. The display of her riches is found in verses 18 to 21. The 22nd verse speaks of the eternality of wisdom. In verse 32, ‘Wisdom’ is to be desired for the blessedness it brings.

                        The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old” [Pro. 8:22]. The exactitude of the time of His first movement cannot receive a measurement of mathematical account. It must be of eternity. Nothing had been brought into creation. Wisdom says that the Creator possessed Her in the beginning of creation. Whatever or whoever was or were with the Creator must of an ineluctability be eternal as well. 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.” [John 1:1-4]. Reading Colossians chapter 2 from verse 1 makes it clear who the Subject of this verse is. “In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge;” reveals Colossians 2:3. Ask yourself, “Can a being of the creation of God be capable of having hidden in his being, ‘all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge?’” It is impossible! Why impossible? That being will be as knowledgeable as the Supreme Being Himself!

                “I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was” [Proverbs 8:23]. Does the Scripture agree with this Christ’s externality of Solomonic revelation? The Old Testament profers the solution in Micah 5:2 “But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.” No entity of creation has an empiric tag of everlasting to his existence. When Jesus told His hearers, “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me“ [John 5:39]; Prophet Micah and his vaticination happened to be one of those who, through the Holy Spirit’s inspiration, got mankind ready for the Incarnation of the Divinity. Is Jesus Christ truly eternal? He made an asseveration to the fact in John 8:58, “Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.”

Get born again. Say this simple prayer, believing it with all your heart. Say:

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”

(…to be continued…)

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JESUS: The WORD Of God (What does it betoken?) Part 2

The most enigmatic Man to tread the surface of terra firma

(Continued from the 1st part)

2)            The One who was set up –from when? Proverbs 8:23 has the answer, “I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.” The same is in John 1:2 “The same was in the beginning with God.  The Word of God, Jesus, is as eternal as the Father. Amen! The scriptural ‘beginning’ is, in actuality, before creationism. Jesus was in the beginning. Only God can be said to be in existence before creationism. Amen! “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made(John 1:3). This is one of my favourite scriptures; the Elizabethan flowery is so aesthetic, and the gospel truismatic reality is of Jesus, the grand Author of creationism.                                                  

Before Abraham was, I Am

                Did He create all things? Does that not serve pellucidity of the facticity of Christ, the Word of God, not being a creation? If He created all things then the absolute truth is that nothing created Him. No wonder He dropped the bombshell of John 8:58 “Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.” Most certainly to the English grammar student, ‘was’ is a grammatical inflection of ‘am’ but it is not so from the Greek couched grammar. ‘Was,’ in the Greek, is ginomai (ghin’-om-ai), meaning: ‘1. to cause to be (“gen”-erate) 2. (reflexively) to become (come into being).’ This ginomai  is a pointer to the natural parturiency of Abraham’s coming into being. The personal pronoun ‘I’ is ego (eg-o’) ‘(emphatically, of the first person) I.’ ‘Am,’ eimi (ei-mee’), means ‘I exist {used only when emphatic}.’ Put ego and eimi together, what you have, staring unbelievably at you is the covenant name, I AM THAT I AM, which the Almighty God gave to Moses at the ‘burning bush’ encounter. Jesus is the I AM, which the Jews could not believe, seeing that He was not yet 50 years of earthly age!                                                                                           

                “In him was life; and the life was the light of men[John 1:4]. The preposition ‘in’ en (en) means: ‘a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest.’ The inconsequentially looking ‘was’ is ēn (ane): ‘Imperfect of eime -I exist-; I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were).’ The grammatical imperfectness of this verb makes it an action of eternal continuity. ‘Life’ is the God’s kind, zoe. In Jesus is an original and essential life, independently of none. As the eternal Father has His own life and the Holy Spirit too, each of His own, so does Christ. Jesus’ life, as the definition of ‘was’ explains, is absolutely eternal! The life which Jesus breathed into created entities illumed them. This light does not just endow with a visive authority. It creates a rational knowledge by which an intelligence is displayed by the individual. This True Light gave Adam the knowledge of what to name creatures such that every name he gave needed not be reviewed by the Creator. Every intelligent being thirsts for salvation. Many, unfortunately, reject the leading of this spiritual Light –into eternal damnation. The sole source of life celestial and mundane life flow from the Word of life, Word of God, even Jesus Christ. Only God can give life thus. Amen!                                                                                                                 

Jesus, the Light of the world.

                “That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world(John 1:9). The original couch is “every man coming into the world.” The verb ‘comethis an imperfect tense. John 12:46 quotes Jesus Christ saying, “I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.” The word ‘darkness’, skotia (skot-ee’-ah) speaks of ‘spiritual obscurity, metaphorically used of ignorance of divine things, and its associated wickedness, and the resultant misery in hell.’ So, we have in verse 12, But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:His name is so precious that it is the only key to salvation.

                Hear Him in John 14:1, “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.” Nowhere in Scripture is any creature’s name is given the authority to be “believed on” save Jesus Christ the eternal Saviour. Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God [John 1:13]. The will of the Son is essentially of the eternal Father’s. The reason for this facticity is not farfetched: for He made the asseverative “I and my Father are one” [John 10:30]. Selah!

The Lamb is the Lion of Judah

               Get born again by saying this simple prayer.

“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”

(…to be continued…)

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