John 10: 27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. (NKJV)

Monday, November 26, 2012

Notes on "Time"

Time: A succession of moments demarcating change in the physical realm of our existence*

(*1. The fact or state of existing; being.
2. The fact or state of continued being.
Synonyms:  actuality, being)

Only the now exists. Ongoing existence is continually being created and held together by God. Creation was not a single act of God but is an on ongoing activity. The past is forever gone. The present is existence. The future does not yet exist, has not been yet created by our choices and God's deference to those choices. God has yet to exert his will fully, in hope that all will repent. Some of the future is determined and God knows it as a certainty, although it does not yet exist. Some of the future is open and God knows it as a contingency and it does not yet exist. Existence is the now.

Now is the succession of moments demarcating creation. Creation is continually held together by God and time is the result of the progression of change in creation/existence. Creation is the ongoing task of God. He has chosen to share some of that task.

To some extent we "create" our own existence by the choices we make. Our existence in the now of creation was partly determined by our choices we made in the past. Our future existence in creation is partly determined by choices we make in the now with the before ordained plan of God manifested in Jesus Christ.

The plan of God finds its fulfillment in Jesus Christ even before the foundations of creation/existence were laid.

Our present now is relative. Reality is comprised of a multitude of relative nows. The physicality of existence reguires relativity in individual nows. My now is unique. No one else can experience my now except God.

Creation is created moment by moment. God is in the moment by moment, creating our existence. The future has yet to be created. There in rests the Hope that motivates the Lover of our Soul.

You and I view existence from a particular perspective limited by our locale. This limited perspective inhibits our comprehension of reality as a whole.

Because God is outside the physicality of our existence, does that mean He is outside of time. To say God is outside of time makes no sense. Time is inside God. God creates and holds existence together as an ongoing activity. Existence is created by God moment by moment and is demarcated by change which results in the observance of time. To say it another way, time is the observance of change in existence as God creates it moment by moment. God is the creator of time.

It exists because of God’s ongoing activity of creation.

TIME exists because change is observered. Change occurs because things move. Things move because of the “Prime Mover” God.

The Past - Is Fact    
The Future - Is Potential
The present - God's ongoing action of creation enabling Existence.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Be Blameless

God's desire for us is that we would be blameless. It was not long after Christ became Lord and Savior in my life that I started coming across scripture that spoke that truth into my life. To be blameless, what does that really mean, why is it important?

For me it began as a conviction that I wasn't the perfect person I thought I was. I began to see just how often I "was" to blame for the conflicts in my life. As I began to realize my part in these conflicts, guilt became the consequence and my pride was revealed. Let me explain.

My pride let me think it would be easy to be blameless. You see for quite sometime I had directed the blame for my conflicts directly onto the one I had the conflict with.

Saturday, November 3, 2012


Definition of SATIATE
: to satisfy (as a need or desire) fully or to EXCESS!

Distracted and Satiated by sinful pleasure, brutal sadistic pleasure? Don't be. Look around, pay attention. Do you hear His beckoning? That "still small voice"? Read your Bible. Are you to busy and distracted by the pleasures that satiate to hear "the Lover of your soul", that knows you. That has a plan for you, right where you are at. Where is your confidence? Is it in your own understanding?

He is... Psalm 119:105 ...a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

Oh foolish one, take the time to consider a moment and all that is involved around you at that moment. Not just in your immediate surroundings but next door, how about the next block? Don't forget to look up and see all that is going on. The birds flying overhead just now, the clouds as they are formed because of the moisture that is or is not present, where the sun is located, or the moon. How about where the stars are in our galaxy, where the galaxy's are in relation to one another?

Every moment is unique and unrepeatable. Can you possibly anticipate the next moment? Don't try. Know this, that the Lover of your Soul is not surprised by what you did not see coming. And even though He was telling you to get ready and you didn't understand, He still can show you the way through.

So don't be distracted, pay attention, and allow the Lover of your Soul to guide you in the way that you should go.