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HOLY FIRE ORACLE

Sunday, 5 February 2006

TRUE PREDESTINATION 4

Given the nature of God as Love, both the eternal plan of God and His every action must be in keeping with Divine Love. "There is no variation or shadow due to change" (James 1:17)!

Thus in Ephesians 1:9-10, God's true predestined plan is expressed: "For He has made know to us in wisdom and insight the mystery of His Will, according to His purpose which He set forth in Christ, as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in Him, things in Heaven and things on Earth".

Because GOD IS LOVE, His eternal plan is to bring ALL creation into the oneness of Love's expression, the Body of Christ!

Because GOD IS LOVE, the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is a predestined possibility and function of the Divine LIfe!

Thus, ALL Creation is predestined, foreknown, justified and glorified according to the nature of God as Love and the freedom that Divine Love gives us as finite beings to choose!

To Love is Christ, to not Love is Antichrist!
(Holy Fire Oracle)




Posted by HolyFireOracle(copyright@2004) at 8:23 PM EST

Sunday, 29 January 2006

TRUE PREDESTINATION 3

Both Predestination and Free Will are to be understood in light of the revelatory significance of the Christ Event: that True God and True Life is Love (1 John 5:20). All else follows from this First Principle established by the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ!

Predestination and Free Will are not antithetical. They are logically inter-dynamic aspects of Divine Life as Love.

To Love is Christ, to not Love is Antichrist!
(Holy Fire Oracle)


Posted by HolyFireOracle(copyright@2004) at 12:01 AM EST
Updated: Sunday, 5 February 2006 7:40 PM EST

Wednesday, 25 January 2006

TRUE PREDESTINATION 2

The decision to abide in the Spirit of our true predestined essence (Love) is that alone which can bring real life, peace and joy to us.

In this way, "God works for good for those who love Him". And, the good works that God does in those who choose to abide in Him are the predestined consequences of our acceptance of His Life as Love in us.

The fact of our predestined essence as Love gives meaning to the phrase, "those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son". God's foreknowledge of each and every individual being is based upon our original, created essence and its destiny and freedom as Love!


To Love is Christ, to not Love is Antichrist!
(Holy Fire Oracle)


Posted by HolyFireOracle(copyright@2004) at 12:01 AM EST

Thursday, 19 January 2006

TRUE PREDESTINATION 1

It is written, "We know that in everything God works with those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose. For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, in order that He might be the first-born among many brethern. And those whom He predestined, He also called; and those whom He called, He also justified; and those whom He justified, He also glorified." (Romans 8:28-30)

The meaning of this passage is:

Given the nature of God as Love (1 John 4:16), God has created and called all beings for the purpose of expressing this Love that God is.

We are in this way "predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son", the perfect incarnation of Divine Love.

We have the personal freedom, that God in His nature as Love gives us, to decide whether to abide in the Spirit of Divine Love and enjoy the fullness of true life (salvation) or to betray our predestined essence (Sin) and thus suffer terrible, destructive consequences (Evil).

To Love is Christ, to not Love is Antichrist
(Holy Fire Oracle)



Posted by HolyFireOracle(copyright@2004) at 12:01 AM EST

Thursday, 12 January 2006

REINCARNATION: THE QUESTION OF HEAVEN & HELL

Reincarnation does not negate a true understanding of the Bible's teachings concerning Heaven and Hell.

Given the God of Love that we perceive in Jesus Christ, Hell cannot be an eternal destiny awaiting individuals who have failed to receive Him.

Because God is Love, He will not cease reaching out for the lost children, the lost sheep of His fold (Luke 15:3-7). God's plan for the fullness of time is to bring all of reality into the Body of Christ Love (Ephesians 1:10).

Heaven and Hell are both experienced in intensity and degree to the extent that we come closer to or fall further away from the Spirit of Divine Love in the salvific reincarnation process of resurrection to full and true life!

When has an individual had sufficient opportunity to be saved and lived long enough to be judged? What is just and fair about some persons having the opportunity of many years while others have but a few? What of those who die in infancy or during childhood? What of those who suffer severe disabilities and other hardships? (ETC.)

Only something like a Christian understanding of reincarnation can give us a portrait of reality entirely consistent with the God of Love that we see in Jesus Christ!


To Love is Christ, to not Love is Antichrist!
(Holy Fire Oracle)



Posted by HolyFireOracle(copyright@2004) at 8:50 PM EST

Sunday, 25 December 2005

REINCARNATION: THE QUESTION OF RESURRECTION
Complete resurrection from death to life is accomplished only in Jesus, who alone possesses the fullness of Life. We participate in His total victory through our faithful releasement into His Spirit of Divine Love.

Resurrection is the process in which we are being made increasingly alive by the power of His Spirit.
It is the salvific process of the Body of Christ in which we are being raised from death to true life in Him.

Reincarnation is the way of the resurrection process.

Yet, this does not negate true personal identity. For, the spirit of each individual is eternal, the very breath of God (Genesis 2:7). As Paul declares, the body of resurrection is a spiritual body (1 Cor. 15:44).

The concept of reincarnation does not necessitate an essential soul-body dualism in which the spirit is good and the body is evil. In a true Christian understanding of reincarnation consistent with Divine Love, the aim is not escape from a body perceived as evil, but the transfiguration of our total being into Christlikeness.

The spiritual and physical are not antithetical, but integral aspects of reality. Neither does the immortality of incarnated souls and the mortality of their co-ordinate physical expressions necessarily imply such.


To Love is Christ, to not Love is Antichrist!
(Holy Fire Oracle)



Posted by HolyFireOracle(copyright@2004) at 12:01 AM EST

Sunday, 11 December 2005

REINCARNATION: THE QUESTION OF GRACE

Salvation is the process of sanctification by the Spirit (2 Thess. 2:13) in which we are being changed into the likeness of the Lord "from one degree of glory to another" (2 Cor. 3:18).

Salvation is certainly a matter of God's ever-flowing grace and not something that can be ours through the exercise of our own power (Ephesians 2:8). Yet, faithful acceptance of God's grace does not rule out the necessity for works (James 2:17).

The false antithesis between grace and works is resolved with the realization that the works evident in the lives of those who are being sanctified in the salvation process are the works of the Spirit. For, every good thing is an act of God (Matthew 19:17).

Thus, reincarnation need not be viewed as a karmic process of self-righteousness, but as a process of salvation in which the Spirit of Christ brings us to His bossom through our faithful acceptance of His graceful efforts!

An understanding of reincarnation that is grounded in the Christ Revelation that God is Love is not inconsistent with a true Christian understanding of Divine Grace.

Karmic consequence is not the result of self-works. But, it functions with regard to our receptivity of God's enabling Spirit. Grace is fundamentally necessary for there to be salvation, but, grace must be freely received. It must be acknowledged and accepted.

Free Will and Grace are the two poles of the salvific process!


To Love is Christ, to not Love is Antichrist!
(Holy Fire Oracle)


Posted by HolyFireOracle(copyright@2004) at 12:01 AM EST

Friday, 25 November 2005

REINCARNATION: THE QUESTION OF HERESY

Is reincarnation a viable Christian option, or is it antithetical to the Revelation of God in Jesus Christ?

To begin with, Scripture itself does not exhaust Truth, because Jesus Christ IS the Truth (John 14:16). If we want to understand the true nature of God, and therefore Life, we must look to Jesus (1 John 5:20). We are called to follow the guidance of the Lord's Spirit as it endeavors to lead us "into all the Truth" (John 16:13).

When we cast our eyes upon Jesus, we see that God is Love (1 John 4:16). Christ Love is True God and True Life (1 John 5:20). Reincarnation need only prove consistent with the image of God that we see in the person of Jesus Christ in order to be seen as a viable expression of our Faith.

True Heresy, therefore, is not so much an extra-canonical belief as it is the refusal to allow the Spirit of Christ to lead us into the fullness of Truth, into new understandings of reality entirely consistent with the Revelation of Jesus Christ that God is Love!

Heresy is the act of closing ourselves off from the shepherding guidance of the Spirit of Truth.

It is a false, antichrist presupposition that the Holy Spirit has nothing more of consequence to say to us. Paul warns us of the very grave dangers in quenching the Spirit of Truth (1 Thess. 5:19).

To Love is Christ, to not Love is Antichrist (Holy Fire Oracle)



Posted by HolyFireOracle(copyright@2004) at 12:01 AM EST
Updated: Thursday, 12 January 2006 7:35 PM EST

Saturday, 22 October 2005

DIVINE RELEASEMENT

The Integrity of Divine Love within us begins with our complete acceptance of the Humility of God.

We must follow the shepherding example of Christ Jesus in absolute releasement of ourselves into the life-giving Spirit of Divine Love.

Abiding in releasement to Divine Love is the very essence of True Faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior!

To abide in the Humility of God in Jesus Christ is True Salvation for us!

In this Spirit of Releasement to Divine Love that is the Humility of God, the energies of both the Fear of God and the Wrath of God powerfully flow!

With the Integrity of Divine Love, True Life is joyfully actualized!


To Love is Christ, to not Love is Antichrist!
(HolyFireOracle)


Posted by HolyFireOracle(copyright@2004) at 4:14 PM EDT

Friday, 9 September 2005

THE INTERGITY OF LOVE


Divine Love maintains a harmonious integrity within each being to the extent that the Fear of God and the Wrath of God are dynamically and interactively expressed.

The viability of Love lessens to the degree that this mutual dynamic is absent.

The Fear of God is the absolute concern for Love itself and for those whom we cherish. Without the Fear of God, we become enslaved with Satanic Fear, fears rooted in self-centered concern.

The Wrath of God is the courage of the heart to do whatever it takes for the sake of Love itself and for those whom we cherish. Without the Wrath of God, we become enslaved with Satanic Hatred of others and self.

That which keeps the Fear of God from deteriorating into Satanic Fear, total worldly fear, is our decision to express and abide in the Wrath of God.

And, that which safeguards the integrity of the Wrath of God in us is our decision to continue in releasement to the Fear of God. Otherwise, Godly Wrath will degenerate into total worldly hatred.

While the Wrath of God guarantees that the fear in us will be that of Godly cherishing, the Fear of God guarantees that the wrath in us will be that of Godly courage.

When we release completely and honestly to the Spirit of Divine Love, the integrity of Life within us releases us into Divine Peace, Divine Ecstasy.

God is Love; whosoever abides in Love abides in God, and God abides in that person (1 John 4:16)






Posted by HolyFireOracle(copyright@2004) at 12:01 AM EDT

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