It has been said God is outside of Time and has a Master plan before space, matter and therefore time began. This is called His Sovereign Will which is moderated by His good pleasure, no questions asked no help requested. You can see here that your creation and personal being is unnecessary, necessarily. God merely unfolds the plan like a rug and we all are mere dust in the carpet fibers. Time for all intents and purposes is the duration between God’s perfect conception and completion, according to God’s immutable and unchangeable plan.
So why does this God bother is the first thing that comes to my mind, and second why should I worship this God? Do I look like some dark age dork who thinks the earth is flat, and God is only interested in being the Sovereign because they said so. This view is imposed on the God of the Universe and not reflected in the actual narrative of scripture.
God’s Word manifests a universe and then commits to the Moment, and in observation calls it good and full of potential. There is no reason that an All Powerful, All Knowing, Ever Present God has to fix the future, like some insecure god of the Greeks. The Moment is the best place for God to effect a Future in concert with earths children, not because of a have to but choose to. There is no need for all possibilities to be reduced to mere illusion and nothing more. There is no need to cement a nonexistent end with zero input from those made in God’s image.
God’s Infinite intelligence and a heart of love, in place of a tin god’s divine pleasure, reveals a deeper process. Where angels failed before man shall succeed in concert with a God embracing all possibilities, fearing no free choice or strange trail taken. Mixing all the colors together like a Master Painter with an open vision, that includes those new colors freshly co-manifested. In fact expressively excited and passionate about the endless horizon, and willing to be patient for the weaker vessels to grow into the gods of Creations God.
Once committed in love to the creation and it’s pearls of great price, now is the only reality an Infinite God, need dwell in. To see the Open Plan unfolding according to His Interactive Will, Worlds without End amen.
Most conflicts over God whether they be Nations, Churches, or Individuals come down to the god of our UNDERSTANDING. How many disputes come down to a dispute over your Understanding of god, the God mind you who says quite clearly is Beyond Understanding.
un·der·stand·ing Noun: a mental process of a person who comprehends; comprehension; personal interpretation: My understanding of the word does not agree with yours.* *(see Webster)
I understand the desire to learn about God I have a great passion for study, and rare is the day you do not see a new book in my kindle or on my coffee table. What I am talking about is how we take what we have learned, god as we Understand god to be. Then make it something to be defended and debated, or worse the basis for judgment of others who have a different God of their Understanding.
In the time of Christ every city had at least one Temple to The god of Their Understanding. They had much invested in these gods of their Understanding and spared no experience to show their devotion.
What I believe made Jesus Christ and His disciples unique is that they shared The God of Their Experience, and brought that experience with God’s presence and words where ever they went. They literally challenged the gods of people’s Understanding not with a competing a Temple and Priesthood, but rather a movement based in Spirit.* *(see Book of Acts)
A very wise Pastor* *(see Bob) once told me that a man’s spirit always desires that which is higher spiritually, that spirit always takes you higher and deeper. So these people who merely had a god or gods of their Understanding where spiritually starving to death. The One True God looked upon this with understanding and mercy,* *(see Romans 2) also seeing that His Temple and Priests did no better with the god of their Understanding.* *(see Acts 15)
Ok so lets fast forward to the state of this movement of the Spirit of God today, and what do we see? We see a Church divided not by how much we love and care, but rather divisions over the dod of our UNDERSTANDING, UNDERSTANDING has become our god, little g intended.
So in an age where information can’t be controlled and the capacity to understand is available to more and more people.* *(see Google et all) In fact this age has made all mere Understandings of god equal players on the field of the mind, and followers of Jesus just another debate team.
Drive around any town in America and you see Temples again built for the god of their Understanding. I will add though that this is far superior to many places around the world where only one god of Understanding is allowed. * *(see Saudi Arabia et all)
We must move beyond the god of our Understanding if we are going to move beyond the place where Rome was, before it was conquered Spiritually by The God of Jesus , where the experience of Love ruled and God was known Beyond mere Understanding.
We are starving, I am starving, and the god of our UNDERSTANDING will no longer do. The next move of the One True God’s Spirit must and has to be BEYOND Mere UNDERSTANDING!