Catacomb Resident Blog

God Did Not Retire

06 August 2022

O that Thou wouldst rend the heavens and come down
That the mountains might quake at Thy presence --
As fire kindles the brushwood, as fire causes water to boil --
To make Thy name known to Thine adversaries,
That the nations may tremble at They presence.
When Thou didst awesome things which we did not expect,
Thou didst come down, the mountains quaked at They presence.
For from of old they have not heard nor perceived by ear,
Neither has eye seen a God besides Thee,
Who acts in behalf of the ones who wait for Him. (Isaiah 64:1-4 NASB 1977)

God didn't retire simply because of the Cross. I reject the false doctrine of "Cessation of Miracles". What happened is that the churches simply left the Covenant under which God does such mighty miracles. That's what Isaiah meant by the word "wait" in the last line of the above passage -- it's a feudal term. It refers to someone who is standing by at God's command. Instead, the West has painted this divine feudalism as an evil concept.

Jesus ended one covenant and instituted another. Yet, in another sense, He translated the Old into the New. He is still the feudal sovereign Master, and obeying Jesus means kneeling before Him as a feudal vassal. It's funny how nobody questioned that until the pagan Greek Hellenism seeped into the church teachings. The Greeks firmly believed that man was perfectible, that this mortal existence is not fallen, but just needs some good reasoning to fix things. It quickly became a permanent a priori assumption in theology that the human intellect was not fallen.

On that basis, the idea that democracy could work eventually came to dominate. Today you have American church people insisting that democracy is how God works. This is why people have this subconscious assumption that God is beholden to the good religious reasoning of Christians.

In John 14:12-14, Jesus promised that we could duplicate His miracles. Philippians 2:5-8 reminds us why: Jesus didn't come to earth as God, but set aside His feudal privileges and walked as a man of faith. Isn't it funny how that passage is considered a heresy? Try to imagine all the wild semantic twisting and intellectual reasoning that is used to deny the truth. Look, Jesus retained His divine identity, but refused to operate in His privileges. He prayed to the Father just as we do, instead of simply deciding things in Himself as God. How hard is that to understand? It's pretty hard for people who insist on making Socrates, Plato and Aristotle their Holy Trinity.

Faith is not a change of mind. It is not a mere psychological conversion. Rather, it is some higher faculty that draws you into the Presence of God, where you fall on your face because you can't shake the sense that you are a damned sinner. You don't reason your way to salvation; you simply submit, because submission to Him as Lord is the definition of salvation.

Once again: The theme of this ministry is that we are in tribulation, and it's going to get worse. The only proper response is more holiness. My book is nothing more than a collection of ideas that will help you move away from the rationalism of the West and into the Hebrew mystical approach to faith, the faith that Jesus and His Apostles taught. It will prepare you to move back into the Covenant where God still does mighty miracles, where you can embrace the covering He offers.

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