He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “…‘Quiet! Be still!’ then the wind died down and it was completely calm…They were terrified and asked each other, ‘Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!’” (Mark 4:39, 41).
Right before his disciples on Mount Olives in Jerusalem, about forty days after his resurrection from the dead, he defied gravity and fatal atmospheric pressure (NASA needs space crafts to access outer space, and astronauts need space suits to survive in space; but he does not!), when he ascended to heaven; “After he said this, he was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. ‘Men of Galilee,’ they said, ‘why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven’” (Acts 1:9-11). He is Lord, Power and Authority over all things (Matthew 27:18)!
Apostle John, the one ‘closest’ to Jesus wrote about him; “This is the disciple who testifies to these things and who wrote them down. We know that his testimony is true. Jesus did many…things…If every one of them were written down. I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written” (John 21:24-25). Apostle Simon Peter, another close disciple of Jesus Christ emphatically said, “We do not follow cleverly invented stories when we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty” (2 Peter 1:16).
In other words, Jesus Christ is not ‘fable’; he is who he says he is – the Way, the TRUTH, the Life, and the Son of God (John 14:6), and there were people like us who saw him display and prove this, and their worthy testimony they have passed down to us!
Since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly observable, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse about the truth of his existence and operations! (Romans 1:18-20). God entreated men; “This is what the LORD says, he who made the earth, the LORD who formed it and established it – the LORD is his name: Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know” (Jeremiah 33:3).
In the beginning, all things – atoms, molecules, substances, bodies, principles, systems, laws (seen and unseen, spiritual and physical) existed in a first-principle natural state called “THE WORD” or the “Sound Speech of God” (or for the purpose of ease of intelligent analysis here; God’s ‘CODE’) inside of GOD; “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God from the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood (or overcome) it” (John 1:1-5).
The “WORD” carries all the virtues and attributes of God – life, light, power or energy, intelligence etc, and the bonding of all the attributes and composition of the divine nature is morality or ethics (i.e. Grace and Truth); “…We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth…” (John 1:14b, c)
On receiving the revelation of the Word of God as ‘CODE’ I decided to search out the literal meaning of code. What I discovered stunned me! Sometimes, the answer to complex questions may not be ‘complex’! The Scriptures corroborate this, “…invisible qualities…clearly seen, being understood from what has been made…” (Romans 1:18-20).
Google defined the noun form of code as a system of words, letters, figures, or symbols used to represent others, especially for the purpose of secrecy (mystery); synonym – cipher: secret language, secret writing, set of symbols. In computing, it means ‘program instructions’. Wikipedia defines code as a system of rules (in communications and information processing) to convert information – such as letter, word, sound, image, or gesture – into another, sometimes shortened or secret form or representation for communication through a channel or storage in a medium. Docs.oracle.com defines it as a tool for organizing projects, resources, activities, and issues into meaningful categories you can use to group, sort, or filter data.
My heart raced and bubbled with excitement as I read from the screen of my computer. The “Let-there-bes” in the book of Genesis came to my mind (divine words and instructions converting and bringing forth things according to divine instructions!). Then, the organizing, grouping, and sorting; “God…separated the light from the darkness…called the light ‘day,’ and the darkness…‘night’…God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it…” (Genesis 1:1-25). Hmm!
Businessdictionary.com defines code as mandated ordinances, regulations, or statutory requirements enforced by a government or its agencies for administering or controlling certain activities (such as building construction) for promoting and protecting public health, safety, and welfare. Here comes the “administrative dimension” of the “WORD”; ethics or morality! The “You are free to…” and “…you must not…” (Genesis 2:15-17).
The “WORD” is God’s “Technology.” The universe was produced through the ‘technology’ of the Word of God! From the First Principle ‘matrix’, ‘pegging’ (or layouts), configurations, delineations etc of the “WORD”, the seen and the unseen universe was brought forth, operates, and exists. Just as atoms combine to form molecules and then substances, just as they can be subjected to fission and fusion to release frightening level of energy, so the “WORD” operates by the power and energy of the Holy Spirit according to instructions from God to create, produce or bring to being (Genesis 1:1-25; Isaiah 55:10-11; Proverbs 8:22-36; John 1:1-5; Hebrews 11:3;1:2; Colossians 1:17; John 14:6a).
Without any doubts the exact working of this Divine Technology is higher than the human mind. Who knows, at some point in the eternal future God may let us into more of its knowledge and understanding. But for now, “The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow the words of this law” (Deuteronomy 29:29).
Finally, “Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body. Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil” (Ecclesiastes 12:12b-14). Jesus (the Son of God, the Word of God, the Truth, and the Life) saves and delivers from the judgment and wrath of God. But you need to forsake evil and sin and turn to him in genuine repentance and faith as your personal Lord and savior.
You can talk to him now; right where you are. He sees and hears you loud and clear (he even knows your thoughts!). Tell him; “Lord Jesus, I come to you now with my load of sins (wrong doings), spiritual emptiness, ignorance, foolishness, arrogance, bluff, and vain-glory. Forgive me all of my sins and cleanse me from all the filthiness, vileness, and guilt. Touch my life with your power and fill my heart with your Spirit, light, life, knowledge, understanding and wisdom. Open my inner eyes to the TRUTH and real reason for life and lead me into my divinely-ordained place in it according to your divine and eternal purpose. Forgive me for snubbing you all this while, be my Lord and Savior and give me your eternal life. Amen.”
The first thing every human being should be exposed to and learn before venturing into exploring life is God’s Truth. Exploring life before exposure to God’s Truth (putting the cart before the horse!) is disaster. The greatest tragedy for man is exploring or going about the business of life ‘outside’ of God’s TRUTH. For then, he lives a life of destructive presumption (‘bad business’).
Again, “What is Truth?” God’s Word is TRUTH (John 17:17); ‘It’ is what God used to “frame” and create the life and universe we seek to explore, “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear” (Hebrews 11:3 KJV)!
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