Theological notes; Jewish experience

I believe that God is working within each and every one of us. If we are to walk in the ways of saint hood then it completely relevant to begin this achievability by depth perception within his eternal guidance. This is something that can only be tapped into once submitting to his love. This is a very humble existence that has a focus and perception that can only see within one's own accountability. Once we delve into this humble existence can we truly step in to the love of Christ. A pathway, if you may, into what his eternal truth and perception can obtain. I once heard someone proclaim, "We can not handle his love". In all experience, this is completely true. His love is so deep, is so intrinsic, is so powerful that we will never be able to question it nor obtain it until we reach that eternal realm for which we are being prepared for. Only by reaching, knocking, asking, searching, and crying out to the Lord God almighty can we come into his thrown room and sit with the God Almighty. The beginning, the last, the omega, the almighty forever at last. I believe that at the coming of the age, God will reveal himself to each and every one of us in the ways in which we need to receive him in our daily walk with Christ. He never leaves us on the sidelines and has prepared a wonderful feast for which we will reach high achievability. Remember, everything in the kingdom of heaven is opposite; So the last will be first, and the first will be last (Matt 20:16) Therefore, if we are patient, he will help up achieve just what his will is on earth. There should be no strife there should only be an absolute peace knowing that his grace shall suffice, and help us achieve just what he wills for us in this lifetime.

The theological reviews are helpful in this course, however, they don't speak as loud as does the true perception in Christ. Once you reach a place without any distractions in this world, once you have been stripped of all human dignity and pride, once you have gutted like a fish, can you truly fulfill your will on earth. He loves every bit of us, and wants nothing but the best in us. That's why we count it a blessing when we go through hardships and are being pruned into perfection. I love the book by St. Augustine, "Confessions". There is an excellent translation written by Henry Chadwick by the Oxford World's Classics;

"But there are no caresses tenderer than your charity, and no object of love is more healthy than your truth, beautiful and luminous beyond all things. Curiosity appears to be a zeal for knowledge; yet you supremely know all. Ignorance and stupidity are given the names of simplicity and innocence; but there is no great simplicity than in you. And what greater innocence than yours, whereas to evil men their own worlds are damaging? Idleness appears as desire for a quiet life; yet can rest be assured apart from the Lord? Luxury wants to be called abundance and satiety; but you are fullness and the inexhaustible treasure of incorruptible pleasure. Prodigality presents itself under the shadow of generosity; but you are the rich bestower of all good things. Averica wishes to have large possessions; you possess everything. Envy contends about excellence; but what is more excellent than you? Anger seeks revenge; who avenges with greater justice than you? Fear quails before sudden and unexpected events attacking things which are loved, and take precaution for their safety; to you is anything unexpected or sudden? Or who can take away from you what you love? There is no reliable security except with you. Regret wastes away for the loss of things which cupidity delights in. Its wish would be that nothing be taken away, just as nothing can be taken from you. ...when It is turned away from you and seeks outside you there and learn intentions which are not to be found except by returning to you. (Chadwick 1991, 31-32)

Chadwick, Henry. 1991, "Saint Augustine Confessions" Oxford University Press.

I also might like to add the comparable attribution of reflection for relatability of the Jewish example during the Holocaust. Ann Frank once wrote; 

"Who has inflicted this upon us? Who has made us Jews different from all the other people? Who has allowed us to suffer so terribly up till now? It is God that has made us as we are, but it will be God, too, who will raise us up again. If we hear all this suffering and if there are still Jews left, when it is over, then Jews, instead of being doomed, will be held up as an example. 

-Ann Frank

I also have a picture form the Holocaust museum in Washington D.C. where the men were placed in a chair completely naked while they were tormented and humiliated. If you can place that into perspective for what these people went there, you can most plainly see how the Lord delivered them and set them into a complete reliance of faith in Christ. We are so blessed to have our freedom and our rights! We must never forget how blessed and truly free we are! 


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