Saturday, November 24, 2012

Worship Christ?



Hi Pearl,
In the third paragraph of **this article, you wrote
"...and end up worshiping them instead of the Son of God".
I suspect this was a mistype? (Matt 6:10). If not please expound.

(**This reader is referring to the following post, located at:

http://4womaninthewilderness.blogspot.com/2012/10/regarding-organized-religions.html#comment-form )

Reply:


I would be happy to clarify, if I could clearly discern your question.
There are many facets of truth, even to just this one phrase.
I don't know where it is you think the "type-O" may have occurred,
nor what you think is inaccurate about it. You do not say.
If by Matt.6:10, you believe that Jesus is not to receive any worship,
but only Jehovah is, ...then I understand your question.

Regarding those we should worship......
Rev.5:12,13,14; Heb.1:6; Matt.28:9,17; John9:38; 5:23
NOTE:
The Greek word for worship that is used in all the above verses is "proskuneo". Obviously, the NKJV chose to translate this word as worship. The New World Translation (NWT), however, chose to translate this word as "obeisance" (honor, respect, obedience) in all the above verses. What becomes interesting about the NWT, is that whenever the same Greek word, "proskuneo", is used in relation to the Father, the NWT translators, translated it as "worship", even though they rendered this same word differently in relation to Jesus. (This can be verified by looking in the Watchtower’s own Kingdom Interlinear Translation of the Greek Scriptures.) Is this a double standard? Is the NWT justified in translating this word 2 different ways... (as "obeisance" to Jesus, but as "worship" to the Father)? Does the "Watchtower" have divine authority to alter the Word of God (Jer.23:36; 2Pet.3:16), in order to suit their own doctrines?
(1Tim.6:20,21; 2Tim.2:16; 3:13; Col.2:8; 1Tim.4:1; Rev.16:14,13,15,16; 20:8; 2Thess.2:9; Matt.24:24,25; Rev.19:20; 13:11,15,8,7; 11:2)
When they do this, should people continue to follow them?
(Mark7:7,13; 1John4:1; Rom.6:16; 1:25; Matt.15:14; 2Tim.3:5; Eze.14:10)

Yet, while we give worship to God's installed King, we are given balance in understanding that Jesus is not equal to his Father.
This does not mean that he is not due any worship.
Our balance is clarified, at
1Cor.15:27,28:
"For “God has put all things in subjection under his feet.” But when it says, “all things are put in subjection,” it is plain that he is excepted who put all things in subjection under him. When all things are subjected to him, then the Son himself will also be subjected to him who put all things in subjection under him, that God may be all in all."

This does not infer that Jesus does not receive worship....but it does make clear that it is a relative worship in comparison to what is due our Heavenly Father.

This might be illustrated with a family.
Suppose a mother sees to it (and enforces), that all in the household obey the Father.
This does NOT mean that the mother is obeyed INSTEAD of the Father, but rather,
that the mother is obeyed, because of the Father.
If the mother is disobeyed, the Father is also.
If the Father is obeyed, the mother is also.
This is how "worship" is given, both the Father and the Son, because of the Father,
and the position and authority He Himself, has given to His Son (Psalm.2:8; Phil.2:9,10;
John14:6; 5:22,23

Jesus is our Heavenly Father's representative (John14:7,9; 12:45; Col.1:15; 1John5:20).
Yet Christ, like God, is now physically invisible (John16:16; John4:24; 2Cor.5:16). He is perceived only in spirit, by those whose spirit is in union with him. (1Cor.6:17; 12:13; John15:4,5; 17:21,23)

Since the anointed know these things, and God's spirit of truth has been poured out upon them (1John2:20,27),
how can the prophecy be fulfilled which states that a "man of lawlessness" takes over the anointed "Temple" and suspends their sacred service? (2Thess.2:4; 1Cor.3:16; Dan.11:31; 8:10-11)

Men's natural inclination is to follow and obey what they can see (1Cor.2:14; 1Sam.8:19,21,6,7; Rev.13:8).
This improper worship of impressive "visible" power, was prophesied for our time (Rev.13:14; 2Thess.2:9).
The leadership and authority given to...and taken by, the "man of lawlessness" [who rules over the Chosen ones (2Thess.2:4; 1Cor.3:16; Eph.2:22; Rev.13:7)],
replaces the worship and subjection which is due Christ,
as the Head of his wife/body/Congregation. [(Phil.2:10; Eph.1:22; Romans14:8,9,11 (John5:22)]

How could this happen?
How could God's Temple of anointed (1Cor.3:16) lose their subjection to Jesus (Col.1:18; Rev.14:4; 2Cor.11:3; Eph.5:23; 1Cor.6:17) (Col.2:19; John15:4-6), and transfer that subjection over to a "disgusting thing" (man of lawlessness/wild beast) "standing"/ruling, where is does not belong" (Mark13:14; Dan.11:31; 2Chron.23:6; Num.3:10; 2Thess.2:4; Mark13:14) ?

The first step, would be to teach doctrines to the Chosen Ones ("Temple"), which diminish the headship/authority/obeisance, due Christ.
How could God's chosen priests possibly accept such an idea?
Reasonably, diminishing Jesus Christ could only be done
by his lesser comparison to His heavenly Father.
Once he is diminished by this comparison (God deserves worship, Jesus doesn't), that wicked goal begins it's accomplishment.
Can you discern the advantage such a strategy would afford someone seeking to usurp Christ?

If someone then proceeded to declare themselves "Jehovah's representative", the subconscious conclusion, is that these representatives would be equal to Christ, if not above him. (John14:6; 10:7,1,10,9)

Now what if that usurping false representative of the heavenly Father (Rev.2:2; 2Thess.2:2,3; 1John4:1; Matt.24:24; 1Tim.4:1; Rev.16:13), empowered their own representative army? (John10:12,13; Dan.8:24; 11:31; Rev.9:1,2,3; 13:15; 19:20) (Joel2:2; Matt.24:21-22) Then that army (of non-anointed "Gentiles") would not only have the power and false authority to replace Christ (Dan.8:11; Rev.9:7; 13:14,12,15), but it would certainly have in subjection Christ's mere ambassadors (Dan.11:15; 8:11,12,13,17; Rev.11:2).
This is exactly what has happened, hidden under cover of spiritual darkness. This is Satan's final and great machination, designed to draw away the subjection of Christ's anointed slaves, priests, and kings, to himself (2Cor.11:3; Rev.20:10; 13:7; 16:13-16; 1Tim.4:1; Matt.24:24,25).
The opening of the seven seals of the scroll of "Revelation", UNcovers this operation of error (2Thess.2:8; Rev.17:14; Dan.12:4; John16:8,12-14; Rev.10:7,11). The deception spawned by the "false prophet" (Rev.13:11; 19:20; Matt.7:15), causes the Great Tribulation/Gentile army, that sifts the final remnant (Luke22:31; Rev.14:15-16) and concludes the harvest of wheat.

That "man of lawlessness" (Gentile army belonging to the "fallen star"/steward) did not achieve this position over those of God's anointed Temple priesthood on his own. Those who comprise this "man" were empowered by a fallen anointed identity (Rev.8:10,11; 9:1,2,3,7; 13:11,12,15; 19:20; Dan.8:11,24).
The composite "man of lawlessness" (Rom.2:13; 2Thess.2:3) are the Gentile "armed forces" of that unfaithful steward slave (Dan.11:31; 8:11,24; Rev.13:7; 11:2) who empowered them.
That wicked slave takes the worship clearly commanded in scripture that is due Christ,
by making Christ, (...his model of dying to uphold truth (John18:37; 1Pet.2:21; 1John2:6), ...and his commands)  recede and fade,
as they draw their own glory and false doctrines to the forefront (John7:18; Luke14:11),
empowering their own Gentile army to take over God's Temple priesthood.
(Eze.44:6,7,8,9; 2Chron13:9 -pearl-disgustingthing.blogspot.com)

The psychological effect of this photograph, depicts this point:

 Look at Christ's face in this WT illustration. Where does this blurring of his identity cause your eye to turn? This is an intentional and clever psychological manipulation.

That "fallen star"/Harlot group of unfaithful (Rev.1:20; 8:10,11; 9:1; Hosea5:3,4; Jer.3:20,3), leads (and aims) the collective "man of lawlessness" against God's chosen Temple priesthood (1Pet.2:5,9; 2Thess.2:4; Dan.8:24,25; Rev.13:7; 11:2), so that these Gentiles trample the Temple into subjection for the Harlot/unfaithful steward. This collective Wild Beast is the "muscle" of the Harlot (Rev.17:6; Matt.24:49).
The results?
The priestly service of the Chosen remnant...their worship, service for truth, and obedience due Christ and his teachings, ...has faded into silence (Rev.8:1; Dan.12:11; Rom.1:25).
This "operation of error" will continue, until that Organizational army of Gentiles/Wild Beast/"man of lawlessness"/"Anti-Christ", finally turns against that unfaithful "harlot" above it.

But this "man of lawlessness" will also be "done away with".
How?
Not by "human hand" (Dan.8:25; Zech.4:6,7)
but by the spirit/"breath" of Christ's mouth (2Thess.2:8; John20:22; Isa.11:4; Ps.2:9; Jer.23:29; Rev.19:15) through his sealed ones (Rev.2:26,27; Zech.12:3; Dan.2:34; Rev.19:14; 17:14; 2Cor.10:4; Jer.29:19; 5:14; Rev.11:5; Matt.10:20) (Rev.1:6,7; Heb.12:1). Jesus is "pierced", when his "body" is (1Cor.12:27; Rev.1:7; 6:9; Matt.25:40; Luke10:16; 1Thess.4:8).
These deserve their judgment (Rev.16:5,6,7) for usurping the worship due Christ, and God's Will for His Temple of Chosen Priests (1Cor.12:18,27; Rev.17:6).
(Acts10:42; 17:31; Luke22:22; John5:22,27; Phil.2:9,10; Dan.7:14; Matt.28:18; Acts2:33)
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2 comments:

  1. Yes it was what i meant but now i understand better what you meant. Thanks for the clarifcation. Sorry did not realiize till now you had asked for confirmation.

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    1. I appreciate that you asked such an important question.
      Pearl

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