Chapter 22, Verse 9 – 18: And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood. And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to […]
Chapter 27, Verse 19 – 29: And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau thy firstborn; I have done according as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me. And Isaac said unto his son, How is it that thou hast found it […]
Chapter 28, Verse 20 – 22: And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, So that I come again to my father’s house in peace; then shall the LORD […]
Chapter 38, Verse 13 – 26: And it was told Tamar, saying, Behold thy father in law goeth up to Timnath to shear his sheep. And she put her widow’s garments off from her, and covered her with a veil, and wrapped herself, and sat in an open place, which is by the way to […]
Chapter 41, Verse 25 – 37: And Joseph said unto Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one: God hath showed Pharaoh what he is about to do. The seven good kine are seven years; and the seven good ears are seven years: the dream is one. And the seven thin and ill favoured kine that […]
“Life is the product of our Faithfulness to God, cleansed with all Evil thoughts and deeds, wherewith pure Godliness segregates us from sins; and of our adherence and conviction to the moral teachings of the Bible, coupled with heartfelt Prayers for the Lord’s guidance; and raised to the power and divine teachings of His Son Jesus.”
The Equation of Life is my personal and humble attempt, not to translate nor literally interpret the entire chronicles of Genesis, but to “define” or uncover the less obvious messages of some of its highlighted stories.
I firmly believe that the events and characters in the stories of the Bible should NOT only be indulged in by their literal form. The stories may be responsible for the physical form of the Bible making it a unique book (i.e., stories of men as influenced by the Holy Spirit), but its strongest qualities making it a genuine Book of God’s Truth may still be partly hidden behind every word that is printed on it. Of course, most of the wisdom and teachings of God were already expressed in their simplest and clearest form to make us understand, but I think there are still more we can decipher from those already been expressed. The way a computer program is encoded using a common programming language, is similar to the way the stories of the Bible were encoded using the common language of man. But the stories of the Bible must be decoded first into a language comprehensible by the spirit so our spirits may function properly, just like the way computer programs must be decoded first into their machine language equivalent in order to make the computer work.
There are lots of divine messages God is exposing to us through the events that took place in the Bible, and some may not be easily noticed by mere browsing on and reading of their stories. To fully appreciate the power of the Holy Bible requires, first and foremost, the Holy Spirit of God to dwell in you, and a profound and sincere exploration of things, events and character portrayals found in the Book, and an establishment of their moral and practical applicability to our personal lives. Once we’ve taken hold of their meanings, we must let them govern our thoughts, works, and behaviors, because all the things that we think and do are the only determining factors on whether we have fully understood God’s every word.
“He leadeth counselors away spoiled, and maketh the judges fools.”
– Job 12:17
Maria: How can someone be a judge to another?
Me: “Someone” can not judge another, it is only God who can. However, one may have the right to “judge” without sinning if he has permission from the Chief Judge our Father.
Maria: How can we know if someone has this permission?
Me: If he is sure of himself his judgment is borne of pure righteousness and without bias, and if it is profitable for the soul of the one being “judged”, and not to harm him.
Maria: Hmmm. Whoever is sure of himself is in for the ride in the world of illusions always.
Me: It is not ourselves who can say if we are sure of what we are about to do or say to another. If you know that your words or action will not lift you up in pride, but will profit the other, both his body and soul, then it is an assurance from above that it is OK to proceed with what you will do or say against another.
Maria: What should be the basis for all that?
Me: The basis of that is not the height of your title or position, but the strength of humility in your heart; not the measure of your intelligence, but the weight of ignorance of your soul. For the more we look up to our position in society, the lesser is our humility and the more the soul loses its innocence from evil.
Maria: That’s the problem, how can one measure the degree of innocence? Where will you pattern the right path?
Me: To man, wickedness is like pebbles; righteousness is heavy rocks. One can’t bear the weight of the rocks, while he can easily bring about the pebbles. Hand one a bucket, which is his “words and deeds” and let him fill it with his pebbles and rocks on hand. There you will be able to measure his degree of innocence from evil. For surely a hundred pebbles will fit in his bucket, yet the rocks will just be a few.
Maria: Can you believe this archangel friend of mine who said that any righteousness we do are never counted?
Me: If one is filled with so much wickedness, how can his righteous deeds be counted? How can you measure the amount of water of righteousness you throw in the fire of wickedness?
Maria: How can you tell one is wicked when he is always doing what is right? You are giving measurements without enough definition.
Me: Madam, saying that righteousness does not benefit one is already a sign of evil. I don’t have to know his righteous deeds. Just by him saying that, means he doubts God already. Because when you say your righteous deeds are ignored by the Father, so too then your evil deeds are, and therefore you will say it is fine to do them as well.
Maria: We are not considering just talk here, mister. To make it simple, let’s assume that for a while a man has been doing what is right all his life. Can you accept if all of those won’t be counted in the heavens?
Me: Saying one’s good deeds are ignored by God is like saying a rainbow doesn’t know how many colors it has. If you’ve been doing what is righteous all your life and yet you think they are not counted in heaven, what is the purpose then of you doing them? Even feelings are guided by the Holy Spirit, and so are our deeds. What is the use of your guide then if it is not for the sake of your soul? Even angels make mistake, it is only God who doesn’t. God will not teach of righteousness and will not despise evil if He ignores them entirely… and if He doesn’t love us, [unless that man is condemend by God the Father already, so the Holy Spirit does not abide in him and his righteousness is no longer divine but worldly, and which, in accordance to your question, is no longer counted in the heavens].