Posted tagged ‘Genesis’

Go to Joseph

December 4, 2012

Go to Joseph
and do whatever he tells you
-Genesis 41:55

The Old Testament Joseph sold the people food
in the midst of famine,
ultimately accepting their livestock, land
& finally the people themselves in payment for nourishment
(see Genesis 47:16-26).

When we “go to Joseph”
–either one–
he will tell us the same thing.
For the sake of our soul’s nourishment,
we must be sold-out to God–
lock, stock and barrel!

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Revelation Unveiled: We Were Never Meant to Follow the Beast

May 22, 2012

Much has been made of “666,” “the number of the beast”
from Revelation 13:18.

I’d learned from the Great Adventure that “6”
is symbolic of beasts in general
because that’s the day on which they were created…
and God established then & there
that no beast is a suitable partner for the man.

The man gave names to all the cattle,
all the birds of the air, and all the wild animals;
but none proved to be the suitable partner for the man
-Genesis 2:20

“666” is a trinity of 6’s,
a “trinity” of the beast,
a natural parody of the Trinity of three divine Persons.

Revelation 14ff makes it rather clear
that bad things happen to those who follow the beast.
This isn’t news–
we got into trouble back in Eden
by obeying a beast rather than God!
(see Genesis 3)

But we keep making the same old mistake.
Our culture today says we’re just beasts
and should be expected to act like them,
often holding them up as role models,
saving animals at the expense of persons.

It shouldn’t be too surprising
that our social life (or rather, social death)
has become inhumane.

We were never meant to follow the beast.


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