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Author's Notes on Chaps 4,5,6, and 7
"Awake, O Sword, Against My Shepherd..,”
“Understanding the Waco event in its biblical context is not apart from direct involvement in it. This is about the enactment of an event where both the enactment and the understanding takes place together. It reflects what the Apostle Paul describes in Heb. 11:1, concerning faith, “…the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen.” Understanding what the scriptures teach concerning the truths of God requires our direct involvement with them… The experience of being involved provides the necessary means by which to know the biblical connection while at the same time allowing the event to become realized. This all takes place against the backdrop of faith in God as the overarching factor through which it is directed. Having advance appreciation of what the text states is helpful in so far as it provides the means to conceptually make sense of the event as it is being realized. But that appreciation is not what drives the event bringing about its fulfillment. It merely helps to bolster faith in the course of the event. We are not able to understand the complete purposes of God all at once. It is usually something mediated to us in measure, according to our faith. Making sense of it requires experiential knowing derived from having acted in faith based on what has already been set before us.
Ordinarily we go through life experiencing the world around us by our sensory contact with it and whatever impact we make upon it ourselves. This sets us in the past relative to what we experience of the world and no matter the extent of our impact upon it we remain powerless to change this order of things. What is the overall meaning of this? As we attempt to address this question not only are we seeking to understand the meaning of our own lives but of more importance the meaning of Life itself. By what measure do we employ to achieve this? Obviously this involves more than our sensory contact with the world around us and what we learn from our impact upon it. The reality of Life extends beyond just the earth and what our senses tells us about it. Earth is not separate from the greater eternity in which it exists. The matters concerning David Koresh and the Waco events were designed to provide a platform allowing us to extend beyond these. It dealt with matters of the future taking us beyond confinement to the past...Humanity is stuck in the past. The outward change of forms is not what constitutes the future. If all that men do merely amounts to what has gone before, but in a revised form, how is this regarded as the future? The reality of past, present and future along with everything associated with this is seen as illusionary; nothing more than the product of the human imagination. Is this what life on earth amounts to? If the imagination of men was purely what life on earth consisted of this would indeed be most distressing. For us at Mt. Carmel life meant far more than this. The meaning of life is seen in terms of the Judgment of God and beyond this, the greater will and purposes of God for the earth and the universe. We find in this a much more meaningful purpose to life than the shallow sensory gratification that now consumes the world…” p.81
“…together until the harvest”
“The Judgment of God is revealing of the mind of God. It allows us to see what God sees? Seeing things the way God sees them is not entirely impossible. Christ demonstrated this 2,000 years ago. He was positioned in the God consciousness which allowed him to see reality as a “whole” rather than in “part.” In light of this he also demonstrated a profound ability to reason from “cause” to “effect.” This comes of knowing The Truth, which is the measure by which all things are understood. What Christ sought to do by teaching men truth was to also position them in the God consciousness. This offers us a way by which to know the things of God. You will recall what was noted in John 1:12, 13,
12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God,
even to them that believe on his name.
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man,
but of God.
Christ is to God, as word is to thought. He was the very word of God in embodiment. The truths he brought were the actual thoughts of God. They imparted to their recipient the very life of God revealing the Spirit and consciousness underlying his thoughts. As we receive this it causes a shift in our centre of Being from earth to heaven, much like what John experienced when he was taken to heaven in Rev. 4. You will recall he stated in verse 2, before he found himself in heaven, “And immediately I was in the spirit…” He became positioned beyond the earth and this darkened universe to the clearness of eternity where God dwells. The Apostle Paul spoke of this in 2 Cor. 12:1-5, as the “third heaven.” We were introduced to it back in Ex. 24; where it was stated in verse 10,
10 And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved
work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness.
These realities are not presently perceived with bodily eyes rather through the empowerment of the Spirit of God. The existing life energy of man is insufficient an energy source to power the mind to see them. Before Adam and Eve became “shorted out” after eating of the tree they were “plugged” into the cosmic consciousness by which they knew the things of God. The fall disconnected mankind from this, though there remain vestiges of it now experienced as conscience. The Judgment is a phase in the process that reconnects us. It brings into effect a clean up operation which separates the true from the lie, the real from the false and the righteous from the unrighteous…” p.100
“…the truth shall make you free”
“Bearing in mind what we have been discussing above it is clear that the natural sphere in which science operates is supported by unseen laws. These are the underlying “cause” of the “effects” we experience through our senses. But they did not come into being by themselves. They also have a “cause” in relation to which they too are considered as “effects.” This idea brings with it the possibility that they may not be the “constants” they are presumed to be and upon which much of scientific theorizing depends. It is possible then that science could really be nothing more than an exercise in chasing shadows rather than finding out the truth. This would not mean there is no absolute Truth. Rather we have to look beyond these “laws” underlying the world of effects in order to find them.
Expanding this further, we are informed from the scriptures that there was a time when the universe was not. This is implied from the statement of Gen. 1:1,
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Heaven and earth are created realities. When we speak of “created” this is not the same as “formed.” The latter presupposes the existence of something which is subsequently formed. In Gen. 2:7, it stated, “…God formed man of the dust of the ground…” Contrastingly when a thing is “created” it is usually from “nothing”! It is also important to understand here that “nothing” exists as a state by itself. It has its own nature characterized as the “clearness” we spoke of earlier. Freed of everything it forms the backdrop to “something, anything and everything”! The ability of God to create from nothing is the primary evidence of His omnipotence. As we seek to grasp the dimensions of this along with His omniscience and omnipresence, we derive a sense of eternity. Eternity itself defines the reach of his holiness, the radiance of his presence…” p.125
“It is understood that death is not the end that many have resigned themselves to believing. The fact that death exists, is self evident it cannot be the end of existence. Existence itself is greater than death. It is the backdrop against which death exists. To think of death as the end places it as existence itself. Man perceives of death the way he does only because he is in subjugation to it. It is therefore a condition of the way he thinks. Were it the case that he was above it then it simply would not matter. It would not be a thing of consideration in the conduct of our lives the way it now is. We have seen clearly how life is lived under subjection to death. From the dawn of creation to the present time the world has known its effects. By way of comparison, how is life lived when in the state of being above death? Bear in mind that true life is not lived in reference to death. King Solomon spoke of this in Prov. 15. Note verse 24,
24 The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from the hell beneath.
This takes us back to the book of Revelation regarding the meaning and vision of life discussed in the previous Chapter. You will recall that John had to be taken to heaven in order to see the things he wrote about regarding the vision of Life. From his position in heaven and the consciousness this provided he could see more clearly the realities of “life” and “death” here on earth. On the subject of death, he informs us of a first and a second death. Note Rev. 20:12-14,
12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened:
and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out
of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the
dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of
This very idea leaves us with the sense that death is other than what it is generally thought to be. But few ever really stop to consider what death actually is…There is still no other explanation for the origin and purpose of death, or life, than the creation account given in the book of Genesis. The evolutionist, by their reasoning is without any meaningful explanation why death exists. It is simply accepted as a fact of life and practically ignored leaving it shrouded in mystery…” p.142
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