Mind of God ©
How shall we know the Mind of God? Truthfully neither man nor angel can answer except by what is based on the Scripture. It is like a hologram into which the Spirit shines and significance of the Word must impact on the reader according to his willingness to know the truth. Grace and truth came with God the Son who as Son of man has equipped us to understand the Will of God the Father.
In short the narrative thrust of the Will requires God the Spirit and God the Son. So we shall strictly stick to the trail Word and the Spirit have cleared for us. The Word and the Spirit. These are the two witnesses we read in Zec.4:14 We see the presence of triune God there. Jesus Christ as our Saviour and Indwelling Spirit are all that we need in order to understand the divine Mind.
Consider the first verse of the Book of Genesis. ‘In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.’ It is complete and there shall not be anything added or removed from the Thought the state in which God rests. Shall we say whatever the Mind has created as the verse says is a holographic projection of divine Will? Having expressed it ‘He rested from his labour.’ God being omnipresent and omnipotent this labour is not to be literally taken. The divine Will is already expressed. Period. It is expressed as His Rest or Holy Day.
The Bible is our Book of Life. Let us take up the case of men past present and are to come. Every one who ever shall figure on earth and the heaven are already covered therein. Of some group the Psalmist already speaks of: “… Of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her.’ So we can assume there exists a book in which names of men and women shall be found (Ps.87:8) .In Psalm 139:4 we read that “…There is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, thou knowest it altogether.’
We use time to separate events. This gives rise to a classic riddle that goes thus: Which came first: chicken or egg? It is in our inability to see Time as the Spirit uses Time. What does the Psalmist say under divine Inspiration? “Thine eye did see my substance, yet being unperfect…(Ps.139:16)” It is a clear case of God’s Time in which the imperfect man in several stages of development from his mother’s womb to his last breath are spread out like a scroll. Now coming back to the chicken egg conundrum we may well be assured that chicken and the egg are alike sequenced in Time. When a three dimensional world is collapsed into a hologram several sequences must be swallowed so Alice is most likely to see the Cheshire cat’s grin and not his body. It is thus we reason wrongly since we do not know Power of God(Mt.22:29). God sees Time as whole as his Mind is.
Mind of Christ is the mirror image or Mind of God,which however has its own colourings as with a coin has its seal and value impressed on the other.
Let us glean some facts about God’s Mind that the scripture reveals.
“The Lord our God is one Lord.” De.6:4. Jesus as Son of man revealed his father and he could boldly say he and his Father are One. Jn.10:30 He knew where he came from and where he was going. In fulfilling the will of his Father he was privy to his mind. It is this mind that can yield secrets that was long held as mysteries. The Jewish nation in rejecting Jesus rejected the One who sent him.
(To be Continued)