"If I shut up the heavens and there is no rain; if I command the locusts to ravage the land; or if I let loose pestilence against My people, when My people, who bear My name, humble themselves, pray, and seek My favor and turn from their evil ways, then I will hear in My heavenly abode and forgive their sins and heal their land." II Chronicles 7:13-14;
Welcome to our Quest for Better Relationships. Since our SOVEREIGN is a loving Being that yearns to dwell with His children, then we should yearn to be as He is. We should pray for His Mind and Spirit to be in us.
We must read the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament, Tanakh) and simply believe and do what they state as they are perfect (Psalms 18:30). No other book is needed; no personal advisor is needed. What it states is what it means. The Hebrew Scriptures states that ONE Being (Deuteronomy 4:35) created this entire cosmos (Genesis 1:1) and created human life (Genesis 1:27) on planet earth. This Mighty One gave us a righteous standard to live by (Psalms 119:172). Since all sin—breaking His righteous Standard as explained by His Laws (Amos 2:4)—is against Him (Psalms 51:4), thus only He can forgive sin (Isaiah 43:25-26). Therefore, He alone is our Savior (Hosea 13:4).
He gives us His Commandments because He loves us and the Commandments are for our well being. ETERNAL is the most loving Father there could ever be. Nevertheless, let us consider Adam and Eve--they were sent out into the world unprepared—they had no clue as to what to expect. WHY? Why would a loving CREATOR send them out into the world so unprepared? The greatest blessing and the first command to them both was to make babies 1 Nothing more, nothing less—just make babies and not eat the fruit of one tree.
So why? Didn’t the SOVEREIGN know that the adversary would tempt humankind into all sorts of wrong religious practices that would bring unhappiness? Yes, He knew. So why did He set the world up this way? Because He is seeking a staff of people who have learned from not following the red flags we overlook in life. He wants to find people that will heed His ancient writings and seek Him out. People who are tired of the pain in the “school of hard knocks.” People who cry out to Him for forgiveness and for the gift of His Spirit and His love. People who will use the gift of His love to teach others—if not in this world then they are preparing to use the gift in The Wonderful World of Tomorrow.
All humans let feelings get in the way of doing what is right as defined by the Ancient Writings we call Scripture. We forget to remember that the inspiration behind those Ancient Words was inspired by the Ancient of Days who started with only Himself and His energy and created and formed the cosmos and all that is in it. He did that for one reason.
What is that reason? He CREATED all of this to produce millions upon millions of human beings in a learning and testing situation. Why is that? He is looking for a staff to teach the rest of humanity in The Wonderful World of Tomorrow. Why? So that He will have a family of millions, nay billions that want to dwell with Him as He is desirous to dwell with us His children.
The goal of our Quest for the Ancient of is to share what we have learned on our quest for a better life. We are not perfect and we are not trying to set ourselves up as an example. We are asking you to find out for yourselves if these words are true or not. To follow that Quest you will need to care what our CREATOR thinks and you need to seek His Spirit and His love.
Our next two articles “The Union of Man and Woman” and
“The One Flesh Union” will cover the Covenant aspect of marriage.