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[ 1 ] The Jewish circumcision was instituted by Abraham, who is the Jewish, and the Christian, ancestor. Abraham made ​​a covenant with God when he was 99 years old, where Abraham was promised he would be the ancestor of many nations and that his descendants would be as numerous as the sand of the earth. Thus, they should not be counted. Sign of the covenant would be that all the men of his descendants should be circumcised. The boy children should get the foreskin cut off when they were eight days old. Abraham, then, ensured that everyone in his family, and all his servants, were circumcised.
[ 2 ] After Christ we as Christians are grafted onto the tree which Abraham is. We will see ourselves as branches on the vine Christ is, but we are of Abraham by belonging to the faith of Abraham. As Christians we will not be circumcised by getting the foreskin removed. We will circumcise our hearts, thought to do so, and that is the pact sign which applies to us. Like that it became after Christ, by the Apostles.
[ 3 ] The process of removing the foreskin of the man is supposed to open the man. After circumcision, the penis has no longer the cover and the protection the foreskin provides, so that a man is supposed to be vulnerable. There is an orientation intended, an orientation which is pleasing to God and which differs from the ordinary man's orientation by his desire to give the impression of being a prominence. One should, therefore, refrain from having the capacity to be important. Not responsibility but reliability is what God delights in.
[ 4 ] God requires reliability. Stories in the Bible illustrate this.
[ 5 ] Abraham begat Isaac. The two sons of Isaac were Esau and Jacob. They were twins, but Esau was the one who was born first. So it was Esau who would lead the legacy of Abraham, their grandfather, on. But Jacob tricked Esau to abandon his birthright, giving it to Jacob, and later he tricked his father Isaac into giving him the blessing as firstborn instead of Esau. About the two is stated that Esau was a cunning hunter, a man who lived out in the fields, while Jacob was a quiet man who stayed by the tents. Esau had lots of hair, he was like a hairy mantle all over the body, while the skin of Jacob was smooth. Esau was called "red". So Esau was sharp, while Jacob was mild. And God let Jacob get away with that he took possession of the birthright and the blessing. The gentle, not the sharp, got to continue the legacy. But Jacob got to answer for what he had done. He escaped to Mesopotamia, where he was admitted sojourn by his uncle Laban. Laban had two daughters, namely Lea, who had mild eyes, and Rachel, who had sharp eyes. Jacob did the agreement with Laban that he would serve him in seven years for Rachel, the daughter who was the youngest. But after seven years, when the bride night was over, it turned out that it was Leah Jacob had received. When he confronted Laban with that, Laban said that it was not proper there to give away the youngest first. So Laban tricked Jacob, as Jacob himself had tricked Esau and his father. He had to serve Laban for seven more years to get Rachel to wife.
[ 6 ] So Jacob had two wives, namely Rachel and Leah, and Rachel had sharp eyes while Leah had gentle eyes. It was Rachel, who was the sharp, Jacob had a special eye on. But it was the life of Leah which, by God, really proved lasting. Lea gave birth to the son Judah, and Judah was the tribe which continued the legacy and which Jesus, 40 generations later, was given to belong to. Reliability, not accountability, is what God rewards.
[ 7 ] The lights of the heaven are illuminating. We can let the light as such illustrate the being of God and the sunlight illustrate Christ, establishing day. Against day is night, and in the night moonlight and starlight shine. The moon gets its shine by mirroring the light from the sun. And the stars give light by imitating the sun in an indefinite number of ways. We may say the nighttime light is man, and that by the stars, man is important, and by the moon, man is all right. By the stars, we are responsible, and by the moon, we are reliable. By starlight and by moonlight we illuminate the night and make the light mundane, as hope and faith make love mundane. And we are justified by faith and by faith alone. If we are in the power of the stars we believe ourselves to be important and have hope to what we do. But if we are by the moon, we, differently, are not carriers of light but reflect the sun, and we will do so by virtue of faith. This is the orientation God wants us to have. God wants us not to be sharp, but gentle.
[ 8 ] This can also be illustrated by the story of what the sisters Martha and Mary did once Jesus came to their house. Jesus sat down to teach his entourage. And Mary sat down at the feet of Jesus and listened. Martha, differently, started grooming able meal. And she asked Jesus to rebuke Maria because she did not help. Jesus, however, answered Martha that she, Martha, was busy with many things, but only one thing is required, and he said Mary had chosen that good part, and that it should not be taken from her. Martha, we see, appeared as the stars to the sun. And Maria acted as the moon to the sun. There and then Jesus rebuked Martha.
[ 9 ] Does that mean women stand above men in the eyes of God? It is an intricate question. For in the pair responsibility and reliability, that is power and authority, the man will typically be responsible while the woman will typically be reliable.
[ 10 ] However, seeing man and woman up against each other, we must acknowledge they both work. The lights of the ceiling work on the earth. More rewarding then, than to set the stars and the moon against each other, it is to see man and woman as the son and daughter of God, portrayed by the lights in the firmament and the water in the clouds. On earth, this distinction is given by the distinction between fire and water. And the fire is of heavenly nature and the fire is the internal drive of the earth. Water surely unites heaven and earth. But not as fire does. The fire is the son in the image of God. Therefore, the man rules over the woman.
[ 11 ] The daughter is what earth basically is. Earth is basically water. The heaven is fire. The water is basically mundane. But by the solar effect on the earth, the water is raised and form clouds, which then becomes offspring of the heaven. Heaven’s offspring are the lights on the ceiling and the clouds. So the daughter is heavenly, but she is put under the son.
[ 12 ] If we separate between the effects of fire and water, we see that the son and the daughter work differently. We must distinguish between love and conscience. By The Son, love is displayed, and by The Daughter, conscience appears. The Son is attention where The Daughter is encouragement. The Daughter ensures that The Son gets something to enjoy, or to judge over.
[ 13 ] The Daughter, that is The Girl, is The Spirit of Truth. The Son is The Holy Spirit. If we make The Girl appearing, our conscience is at work. If we make The Son appearing, our love is at work. The Spirit of Truth is the spirit we are in when we work for the truth to prove or for justice to apply. We encourage others, thus showing charity, in order to make clear. We provide water to the growth. This is The Spirit of Truth, and The Spirit of Truth is to distinguish from The Holy Spirit whereby we make truth or justice prevail.
[ 14 ] That we should work in The Holy Spirit and that we should act in The Spirit of Truth seem to be equally important. The lights on the ceiling and the clouds are, by effects, equally important. We show attention by making truth and justice applicable, thereby fearing and loving God. And we encourage, thereby loving our neighbour as ourselves. And these two ways to work is what the Law of Moses demanded, Jesus said. Nevertheless, the sun is above the cloud.
[ 15 ] The Girl has always been in the world. The cloud has certainly always been there. Nevertheless she was awakened in man by Christ. Through Christ, she was recognized. The Son was awakened by Adam. The life of The Son was awakened by Adam as desire for the truth about what really happened at the fall and justice after the fall. And after Adam, The Son has been God to man. The Girl was awakened in humanity after Christ. Jesus said, before he went to the cross, that he would ask The Father to send The Spirit of Truth to the world after he had left it. And conscience arose after seven times seven days had passed after the crucifixion, what we celebrate at Pentecost. Today, we will clearly identify the conscience as by God.
[ 16 ] The Golden Rule; that we should love our neighbour as ourselves, is stated specifically in The Law of Moses. But at the time they had no conscience, so the prescription was perceived as a rule to obey because they feared God. Jesus gave us a new commandment, namely that we should love one another, and that is to feel for each other's growth. Jesus elaborated the prescription by saying that as he had loved his disciples and all the people of the world, so we should love each other. And Jesus died for each of us. After Jesus, therefore, it is expected that we feel so far much for each other's growth that it is killing us.
[ 17 ] Before Christ they had no conscience. They had to control themselves, what they did by living by virtue of The Law of Moses. There are many stories in The Old Testament which show they before Jesus had no conscience. The treatment The Children of Israel gave other people could be horrible. And also facing each other they were unconscionable. Jacob’s cunning, whereby he brought his twin brother and their his father behind the light, is an example. There are other, after The Law of Moses came to the world. King David's actions towards Uriah whereby Uriah was killed, is another.
[ 18 ] Jesus gave us a new commandment, or rather, by Jesus we got a new heart and a new mind, and so Jesus raised The Girl to divinity.
[ 19 ] So if we distinguish between being masculine and being feminine in the light of God, so that we distinguish between being responsible and reliable, being feminine stands above being masculine. We are justified by faith, not by hope. But if we distinguish between being the son and being the daughter of God, so that we distinguish between fire and water, and thus between attention and encouragement, to be son stands above being daughter. This is a cross.
[ 20 ] The solution to the dilemma is to be responsible as reliable. The image we want to use is the image Jesus used on himself, namely that of the vine, which we as Christians are branches on. On Earth, we distinguish between animals and plants, and animals picture responsibility, and growth pictures reliability. The vine is a growth. It is the ultimate growth. The fruit tree stands above corn and herb, and among fruit trees, the vine is superior. As branches on the vine Christ is, giving fruit, Christians will have solved the conflict. The vine is reliable. But it is not just a tree. By giving fruit is it responsible. So the vine is responsible as reliable.
[ 21 ] By the way, it is no coincidence Jesus came to live under a Roman census. The census indicated that the world had come so far in its historical development that man, the individual, passed over from typically being responsible to typically being reliable. The community had become so regulated that the individual was pacified. It received a role to play.
[ 22 ] Jesus used the vine as image of himself, and he said that Christians are branches on the vine he is. The vine is growth. And plants of the field are unlike animals in that respect the animals picture responsibility while plants picture reliability. And Jesus used the vine to picture himself and Christians in general. He used no animal as picture. The Christians are typically reliable, and typically, the Christian show responsibility as reliable by providing fruit. The fruit, that is the grapes, will be wine. So by using the vine as an image, Jesus actualized The Ten Words.
[ 23 ] The Ten Words are not the same as the Ten Commandments. Moses received the Ten Words after he had given Israel the Ten Commandments, and the Ten Words as such indicates the principle The Ten Commandments are derived from. They do so by clarifying a development where God materialized forms in three stages, so that the man in the Spirit of God can relate to his own development.
[ 24 ] The first of The Ten Words is Jehovah. Jehovah is a western word derived from the Hebrew word YHWH, which means "I am". By The Ten Word God says God develops in three stages, and by God, we will here think about the Son. The Ten Words are:
[ 25 ] JEHOVA
[ 26 ] The image to use in recognition of the Ten Words is the grape, which is born as grape, which receives authority as juice, and which receives descent as wine. For us who are not familiar with agriculture, the image of the child formed might be more clear. We see that the child comes to life in the local, the regional and the total in order, or that the child physically comes into being, so becomes a social being, and so becomes a spiritual being. Each stage is a conception, formation and birth, so that God is born from the local world to conception in the regional world, and born in the regional world to conception in the total world.
[ 27 ] The Ten Words is the law which specifies the development of the righteous being, and thus, the Ten Words seen together is also a promise. The Ten Words seen together is the covenant God made ​​with Israel through Moses. To live in accordance with The Law gives life.
[ 28 ] With Jesus, something new was created. Man became typically reliable. And Jesus used the vine as image. The Ten Words will describe the grape created as the first step, the grape crushed to juice as the second step and the juice being fermented to wine as the third step. Wine is the very image of the Son of Man.
[ 29 ] The Son of Man is Man as the wine is the vine. In Israel it was so that he was called a Jew who had a Jewish mother.
[ 30 ] As image to understand the Ten Words, we can either use the corn or the grape. Jesus said that he was both bread and wine. During Passover, he broke the bread and he raised the chalice and said to his disciples that every time you do this, you will think of me. For it is my body you eat, and it is my blood you drink, he said. Jesus is the truth and the life, it says in the Bible. Jesus is the truth and the justice. The truth is like the grain which is sown, which flourishes, and which is harvested to become bread. And justice is like the grape which is born, which is formed by being crushed to juice and which is born as wine. The Ten Words indicate the creation.
[ 31 ] Thus, we can recreate the Ten Words by two different images, namely by the grain which is sown and harvested, and by the grape vine that becomes wine. In the first picture, it is responsibility which is depicted. And in the second picture, it is reliability which is depicted. The Ten Words as such makes sense in the perspectives of both responsibility and reliability.
[ 32 ] Let's go back to the original picture we used. We set the night against the day, saying that Christ is like the sun, and that night is responsible by the stars and reliable by the moon. Jesus made ​​it so that man was focused on the moon. Rather than imitating we reflect God. We will be conceived, to create in the way natural to us. But men are typically responsible where women are typically reliable. And nowadays, it has become so that women are required to act like men. The moon is perceived as a dead planet and the stars are perceived as ruling, and the sun is perceived as a star. The reliability has today no status. Everyone will be interesting. All will be sharp. And so, the God of the woman is abandoned. And was prophesied that at some point that would happen. Daniel prophesied that. And Jesus pointed to the prophecies of Daniel and said that when it happened, what Daniel had prophesied, we should know that the time was near.
[ 33 ] The end of our times is to comprehend by The Ten Words. The world will undergo three stages, and at one point, the creation is accomplished. After that, the grain will be grinded and baked into bread. And the wine will be drunk. To that point in the world development we have come. What formed is God in the guise of the Son, and the creation is now finished. Jesus said that at that point, goats and sheep would be separated on earth. The goats would be referred to the hell of the fire, and the sheep would be referred to the Lord's peace. The goats are the orientation of the night which is given by the stars. And the sheep is the orientation of the night which is given by the moon.
[ 34 ] Innocence is what is required. In the pair of father and mother, that is of responsibility and reliability, it is the mother who stands for innocence, by her adherence. And in the pair of the son and the daughter, that of attention and encouragement, it is the son who stands for innocence, by his integrity.
[ 35 ] So a man can be shameless in two ways. Let us make a distinction between being and showing. The father and the mother are pictures of being, and the son and the daughter are pictures of showing. Thinking of being, the man is shameless if he is responsible without being reliable. That is to be the night for the day assuming the guise of the star, looking at the moon as a dead, lifeless planet, and the sun as a random star. That is to be haughty. That is to be a hypocrite. And thinking of showing, a man is shameless if he gives encouragement without giving attention. That is to be like a cloud giving rain without the sun to provide light. It is to fool.
[ 36 ] We must be faithful, and we must show faith. We should be free and easy. We should be fresh and neat. The man will typically stand for being, and the woman will typically stand for showing. The man is potency. And so he is typically responsible where the woman is typically reliable. Power and authority is a typical expression of the couple. But the man must feel that power is given to him. The colour red would like to criticize the colour blue for reifying, but actually the man must see himself as a thing. Without it, he, as the responsible, will be a distress. The power must be given to him by God, and today, after Christ, it is conscience which equips him. Before Christ, it was The Law.
[ 37 ] Christ alone is true God and true man. Christ alone can be responsible without being a thing. Only Christ can be in power without exercising a function or playing a role. Christ may be, because Christ is not liable as the star, but as the sun. And he is responsible by providing light and reliable by being light source.
[ 38 ] There are two perspectives we can take on the Son. As the Son of God, Christ manifests God. And as the Son of Man, Christ explains man. The Son is judgment and salvation. By perceiving The Son as The Word, we will see both of these aspects of the Son. For The Word both creates and justifies. The Word creates by calling, that is by designating, and The Word saves by naming, that is putting into words what something is. The Word can be judgement and The Word can be salvation.
[ 39 ] The word is an important representation of the Son. But we can make use of others. Jesus said he is like bread and wine. And during Passover, he broke the bread and he raised the chalice with wine and said to his disciples that every time you do this, you will think of me. For it is the Son of God you eat and the blood of The Son of Man you drink. This custom is what we nowadays celebrate by the Eucharist. By the sacrament we thank The Son for what The Son is, namely bread from the grain sown and wine from the vine yielding fruit. The Son is justice in two ways. He makes God the current and he raises his mother - raises Man. God the Father is like seed sown which becomes bread. And the Mother, or Man, is like vine giving fruit which turns to wine. The Son is both The Son of God and The Son of Man.
[ 40 ] The Son proves man. As vine wine is, The Son is the meaning of life. In the spirit of The Son of Man we are trustworthy. The problem, when we will be responsible but not reliable, is that we are so that we want people to heed what we say and not what we do. The thing to be human, we will teach to be as psychologists teach what the human being is, that is basically sinful and weak, driven by miserable lust and all kinds of horrific appetites. And we will excuse ourselves and each other so. We will not pull ourselves together by faith in Christ but we will continue to live in sin and misery, thinking being a Christian is a kind of process whereby we by The Lords aid and assistance will be cleaner step by step. Sanctifying it is called. But it is not so. God wants us to be reliable. It is absolutely impossible for one who is not reliable to please God. The sinner simply pleases not God. When the person sins, he will excuse himself by his bad nature. He becomes a slave to sin, as he will excuse the sin he committed as something normal, or he will talk away what he actually did. He will never get better. The sanctifying one talks about is just nonsense. Either we as humans are reliable or we are not reliable. We can not be more or less reliable. We can not be trusted only occasionally.
[ 41 ] So we can have two perspectives on The Son. He is judgement, and he is salvation. He is the grain which becomes bread and he is the grape which becomes wine. So we can have two different perceptions of what the gospel really is. The gospel is the wonder or good news that Christ came into the world and that we by Christ are redeemed.
[ 42 ] The Son is the life in the human being. The Son is what we arrive at by what we at any time do. The Son is the consequence of all actions. So when The Son went to his death rather than living, the sinner was exempt from living the life of his sin. He was saved there by. This is the good news. But Jesus not only withered away. He stood up again and went to The Father, from where he will appear again to judge the living and the dead. So the sinner really must regret his sin and in gratitude go to Christ. He must really repent. Only then he will be saved. But the salvation is true. And the salvation is true also for those who are doing well. For although our good deeds are killed, that is although they are not heeded but on the contrary they are concealed or sought broken, Christ stood up again. The Son went to his death, but having rosen, he is alive and well as God.
[ 43 ] This is one perspective we can take on how Christ solves. This perspective is the perspective we take at Easter. The other perspective is the perspective we take at Christmas. The Son is the life of ours, and at Christmas we celebrate that The Son is born. Christ came into the world. We have a mission in life. The mission was given to the world as such by Jesus Christ and it is given every one of us as we individually perceive our callings. By The Son, we have something to work with. The Son is the meaning of life. And The Son will justify us as the wine justifies the vine. Also by being the meaning of life, Christ saves.
[ 44 ] Simply put, Christ establishes truth and Christ confirms what is true. Christ is truth and justice. Salvation by truth given we celebrate at Easter, and salvation of righteousness we celebrate at Christmas. At Easter, the grain is sown. And at Christmas, the vine is giving fruit.
[ 45 ] In Christ's name we will be both responsible and reliable. We will be responsible by virtue of a function or role, and so we as responsible will be reliable as responsible. The fact we must both be responsible and reliable, we read in the Bible where Jesus says we as Christians are salt of the earth and light of the world. As the salt of the earth we are responsible, and as the light we are reliable. Salt strengthens and salt preserves. And Jesus said that if the salt loses its power, it is not good for anything and will be thrown out on the street to be stepped on. Light, differently, reflects the light as such and makes clear. And Jesus said no one lights a lamp and put it under a bushel. If a light is lit, it is put on a stand so that it gives light to all who are in the house.
[ 46 ] Jesus said, unless we take our crosses and follow him, we are not worthy of him. Whoever loves his father and his mother more than Christ is not worthy of him. And he who loves his son or his daughter more than Christ is not worthy of him. And what characterizes Christ is that he took up his cross and went to his death. Doing so should we love. Being responsible and at the same time being reliable is a cross. It is simultaneously making God current and being valid as certainly not being God. This is the cross I have painted before the eyes of the reader. We all have our different crosses to take up and carry. But this is the cross of life. It is the cross Christ was nailed to.
[ 47 ] Man and woman are different. The man will typically be responsible. The woman will typically be reliable. And man shall reign over the woman, as God reigns over man and as heart reigns over mind. The woman is valid for what the man asserts. She gives the man offspring and responds to what he stands for. She shows what he means. She is conceived by him. And in the relationship between man and woman it is the commandment that condemns adultery which applies. The commandment regarding adultery is aimed at protecting against irresponsibility by the male and unreliability by the woman. If the man commits adultery he will not prove worthy of the trust. He will not really mean anything but will degenerate into sinful lust. He will not stick by his actions. And if the woman commits adultery, she will not be to give credence to. She will not confirm a husband but will satisfy all the world. She will not accept a certain power and convert it to authority, but she will degenerate spiritually. The offspring she provides will be bastards.
[ 48 ] The man is typically responsible. And the woman is typically reliable. As husband and wife the two of them are by God united and they shall be one. One, they only are if they are true to each other.
[ 49 ] So there is an attitude which is required. We will be responsible as reliable and reliable as responsible. If we are, we really are responsible.
[ 50 ] Confession of sins makes mild and meek. Making a binding confession means we recognize we are under God's jurisdiction, and when so is, we are where we should be.