Acting on given knowledge is prophetic
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Each parable of Jesus contains a deep meaning; these are the secrets of God’s kingdom, which could not have been explained with many words. Similes and metaphors, according to our knowledge today, can only be grasped by a mind that is able to think in abstract ways. Mathematics does not improve our brain as much as abstract thinking. But this abstract thinking is actually infinite and boundless. It’s been proven that we remember better through the use of associations. For example: you have misplaced buttons, which you have planned to attach to your garment and have forgotten the place where you have left them. But if you had associated the place with a skyscraper like the Sears Tower in Chicago and then those buttons with huge wheels of a Mac Truck or an earth mover, you would have no problem finding those buttons. However, the opposite is with computers for the more data you enter the more your clutter the disc space and eventually you will run out of memory. But our brain seems to have infinite space; the more you put into it the quicker it works. The more you educate it the better it remembers and faster it connects. These opposites must be accepted with understanding. The last is first and the first is last. The great is small and the small can be great. The rich is poor and the poor can be rich… A circle has no beginning and no end. All round objects in space represent infinity; hence our earth and its moon look infinite. They might fall apart, but their debris can be re-gathered, reformed and restored back to their former round shapes.

Our earth and moon may fall apart yet they exist in the mind of the Creator and also in fragments somewhere in space. All fragments in space testify of their origin, which is in the One. Even a minute dust particle can be gathered back to the unit from which it broke off. Even the fire itself that decimated a rock can be rolled back in time and reconstituted; both the fire and the rock can return to their former state. Nothing is lost.

God has the substance of things hoped for, but He does not need to hope for anything for hope represents a need and anticipation, which in turn needs a span of time. God is infinite and timeless. Unlike our thoughts His thoughts are instantaneous; hence in His mind things are; and hope plays no role. To a physical person invisible and intangible things seem nonexistent, yet we also possess the proclivity to create and the capacity to can bring a thought into a visible and tangible reality.

Let’s imagine that you have no brain, you live, but in a vegetating kind of state. You may breathe, but no muscle moves because it has no physical brain to command it and coordinate any movement. The physical commander is the brain; and as a result because of the commander’s absence the entire structure remains still.

Let’s imagine God who is Spirit (John 4:24) and He has no contour or physical mass. Many people worship His creation as they would worship God; hence these people keep on attaching body to the Spirit. This need, to touch and physically see, is indeed enormous.

[Deuteronomy 4:15-18] So watch yourselves carefully, since you did not see any form on the day the LORD spoke to you at Horeb from the midst of the fire, so that you do not act corruptly and make a graven image for yourselves in the form of any figure, the likeness of male or female, the likeness of any animal that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged bird that flies in the sky, the likeness of anything that creeps on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the water below the earth.    

A blessing awaits anyone who has not physically touched, tasted or seen and yet has believed but with what kind of faith, blind or educated hence intelligent? We glorify faith itself as something magical, so many nurture only wishful thinking in this regard. A blind faith is fruitless and it does not come from the disciplined creative part of our being, but rather from the primitive one. Like a Neanderthal who believes that he can make a kill with his javelin; so he stalks and runs toward the prey. If that kind of faith is also applied to God and the supernatural works one runs, huffs and puffs but to nowhere.

[John 20:27] “Because you have seen Me, have you believed? Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed.”

An educated faith is quite different from anything else we have ever come in contact with. For example: Philip heard the Holy Spirit telling him to join the Ethiopian Eunuch traveling back to Ethiopia. Philip had heard, but hearing alone does not do the job. It’s like that flying plane that never lands. Once Philip obeyed the voice he landed on the ground and did some work. He shared the Gospel, baptized the man and then went on his way, but then that same Holy Spirit snatched him and transported him to the Azotus street, where another mission awaited Philip. (Acts 8:40) That’s an educated and intelligent faith. That faith is must bring forth the indented fruit for which it was sent; it must land on the ground like that plane, which was not only designed to fly, but also take off and land somewhere else.

Faith is God’s gift; (1 Corinthians 12:9) this divine power affects the miraculous in our lives. The exclusion of this possibility brings detrimental sadness into our lives, which blinds us for we have limited ourselves with just the tangible and the seen. We activate only the natural man and neglect the spiritual man. Just as there is a need to prepare a place for love or peace in our lives we must also prepare room for God’s gift of faith.

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