Thursday, October 7, 2010
“Clarification – 101”…Blog.
“I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.”
Is “Specificity” important… in communicating with one another? Today’s media often ‘Obfuscates’ the Truth when reporting a story. One may watch the ‘same’ story on several different networks and come away with a ‘multitude’ of different conclusions. But one thing for ‘Sure’… you can always Trust = the Accuracy of God’s Truth… found in His Holy Word!
*** (Numbers 23:19) God is not a man = that He should lie, = neither the son of man = that He should repent. = Has He said, = and shall He not do it? = Or has He spoken, = and shall He not make it good?
*** (Malachi 3:6) For I am Jehovah, = I change not. = Because of this = you sons of Jacob are not destroyed.
*** (Hebrews 13:8) Jesus Christ = the same = yesterday = and today = and forever.
When answering posts… ‘Some’ become aggravated with me; because I often post the Holy Word of God… to point out a ‘contradiction’ or to ‘validate’ a point. Would you desire ‘anything less’… from your Baking institution? Or even from your Grocery store, where you expect the food to be fresh and wholesome. Are you willing to settle for ‘anything less’… from your Pharmacist or your Doctor and Hospital? In this world of… ‘No Child left behind’… we have come to accept… “Mediocrity”… as the Norm; and ‘Excellency’ as ‘not desired’. How can that be?
*** (Matthew 5:48) Therefore be perfect, = even as your Father in Heaven = is perfect.
*** (Matthew 5:17-18) Do not think that I have come = to destroy = the Law or the Prophets. = I [Jesus] = have not come to destroy = but to fulfill.
(Matt 5:18) For truly I say to you, = Till the heaven and the earth pass away, = not one jot = or one tittle [punctuation] = shall in = any way = pass from the Law = until all is fulfilled.
*** (Isaiah 28:13) But the Word of Jehovah = was to them = precept on precept, = precept on precept; = line on line, = line on line; = here a little, = there a little; = that they might go, = and fall backward, = and be broken = and snared = and taken.
The complete accuracy… of God communicating with mankind… can be found in the Original OT Hebrew and the NT Greek. In “Matthew 5:18”… Jesus spoke about the ‘Jot & Tittle’ which were punctuation marks. Each letter and each mark was counted… by 10 different scribes… to ensure complete accuracy; before the Scroll containing the Scriptures could be used. The totals were entered at the end of each line.
*** (John 17:17) Sanctify them = through Your Truth. = Your Word is Truth.
*** (Amos 8:11) Behold, the days come, = says the Lord Jehovah, = that I will send a famine in the land; = not a famine of bread = nor a thirst for water, = but of hearing the Words of Jehovah.
The NT was written… in Greek, where the ‘Person, Number and Gender’… of the words agree. “If” we are God’s children; by being truly “Born Again” by His Holy Spirit… “Then” shouldn’t we be ‘Accurate’… in sharing His Truth…? Oh yes, the ‘144,000’ in… “Revelation 14:4”… are all ‘male’ Jewish virgins; preaching God’s message during the tribulation. None are female preachers; nor are they that ‘Cult’ called the Jehovah witnesses. One more thing… "Not" all English translations; are Accurate.
*** (Matthew 4:4) But He [Jesus] = answered and said, = It is written, = "Man shall not live by bread alone, = but by every Word = that proceeds out of the mouth of God."
HOW “Accurately”… do you share Christ and His Holy Word… with ‘Others?’ Did you notice in Christ’ temptation by Satan in… “Matthew 4:4 & Luke 4:4”… Jesus did not offer His opinion. He simply said… “It is Written”. If ‘one’ will not believe… the Holy Word of God… then they will ‘not’ believe the Truth… that we have ‘gleaned’, from the Word! Many times someone has said… “Well, that’s Your Opinion!” To that we ‘must’ reply… Sorry NO, it is what God says in His Holy Word!
*** (John 5:46-47) For if you had believed Moses, = you would have believed Me [Jesus], = for he wrote of Me [Jesus].
(John 5:47) But if you = do not believe his writings, = how shall you believe My Words?
*** (Luke 24:44-45) And He [Jesus] said to them, = These are the words = which I spoke to you = while I was still with you, = that all things = must be fulfilled = which were written = in the Law of Moses = and in the Prophets = and in the Psalms = about Me [Jesus].
(Luke 24:45) And He = opened their mind = to understand = the Scriptures.
*** (John 21:21-22-23) When Peter saw him [John], = he said, = "Lord, what about him?"
(John 21:22) Jesus said to him, = "If it is My will for him to remain = until I come, = how does that concern you? = You must keep following Me [Jesus]!"
(John 21:23) So the rumor spread = among the brothers = that this disciple wasn't going to die. = Yet Jesus didn't say to him = that he wasn't going to die, = but, = "If = it is My will for him to remain until I come, = how does that concern you?"
Did you notice… even some of the disciples of Jesus; ‘mistook’ what He said…? Often times, people can and will… also confuse and mistake… what we say! Many times; people use the same ‘vocabulary’… but not the same ‘dictionary’! I find that true and that is why I use the Scriptures and say… “It is Written!” This is especially true about the Gospel. Ask religious people and you will get a varied opinion of what the Gospel really is.
*** (Jeremiah 12:5) If you have run with footmen, = and they wore you out, = then how can you compete = with horses? = And if you feel secure = in the land of peace, = then how will you do = in the swelling [overflowing] of the Jordan?
*** (1Corinthians 14:7-8-9) In the same way, = lifeless instruments = like the flute or harp = produce sounds. = But if there's = no difference in the notes, = how can a person tell = what tune is being played?
(1Cor 14:8) For example, = if a bugle doesn't sound = a clear call, = who will get ready for battle?
(1Cor 14:9) In the same way, = unless you speak an intelligible message = with your tongue, = how will anyone know what is being said? = You'll be talking into the air!
It seems Apparent from the Complex Syntax of your Interrogatory that you are Oblivious to your Own Pontification.
In conclusion… will you be as… “Accurate”… with your presentation of “God’s Truth”… as you ‘Expect’ your employer to be… with your ‘Paycheck?” Or as… “Faithful”… as you ‘Expect’ your mate and your family to be? In “Loving Jesus”… we ‘demonstrate’ that to others… by our “Faithfulness & Accuracy”… as He [Jesus] was… to His Heavenly Father!
*** (John 12:48-49) He who rejects Me [Jesus] = and does not receive = My Words = has ‘one’ who judges him; = the Word = that I [Jesus] have spoken, = the same = shall judge him = in the last day.
(John 12:49) For I [Jesus] = have not spoken of Myself, = but the Father [God] = Who sent Me [Jesus] = gave Me a command, = what I should say, = and what I should speak.
Thanks, In Christ, Roger / Jeremiah 33:3.