EVERYTHING THAT "IS" IS A POWER-PRODUCT FROM LINES OF POWER AND FORCE STREAMING OUT OF HIM IN ALL DIRECTIONS. "OF HIM AND THROUGH HIM AND TO HIM ARE ALL THINGS," ROM. 11:36, "WHO IS ABOVE ALL AND THROUGH ALL AND IN YOU ALL, EPH.4:6. "HE IS BEFORE ALL THINGS AND BY HIM ALL THINGS CONSIST," COLO. 1:17, FOR IN HIM WE LIVE AND MOVE AND HAVE OUR BEING, ACTS 17:28.
GOD IS ALL IN ALL: OMNIPOTENT
My mind is channeled upon the ever presence of God. In manifesting Himself, He has keyed my attention to the fact that He IS. Concerning the Father, "He is before all things and by Him all things consist"... Colossians 1:17. "For in Him we live, and move, and have our being... for we also are His offspring," ACTS 17:28. God is teaching me the magnitude of our Oneness with Him, and the awesomeness of what He IS staggers the imagination. Magnifying the depth of Colossians 1:17, EVERY VISIBLE OBJECT INCLUDING THE GALAXIES AND THE VASTNESS OF SPACE ARE HIS SUBSTANCE. This was explained to me using the sun as an example. Rays of sunbeam extend out of and far beyond the sun. It is as if the chair I am sitting on is the very tip of one beam changed by His thought to be what it is. Thus all objects we see and feel, and the whole universe are all His substance outside of Him yet upheld by Him and are extensions of His power radiating from Him. Maybe we will never be able to totally see God as He is because of the sheer magnitude of His majesty. But He is letting me know Him and get acquainted by and through my limited ability to comprehend. From Secrets XXIV:3-5 are these Words, "Hear, Enoch, and take in these my Words, for not to my angels have I told my secret, and I have not told them their rise, nor my endless realm, nor have they understood my creating, which I tell thee today. For before all things were visible, I alone used to go about in the invisible things, like the sun from east to west, and from west to east. But even the sun has peace in itself, while I found no peace, because I was creating all things, and I conceived the idea of placing foundations, and of creating visible creations." And even though He has revealed to me more of who He is, the words of the angel to Hermas are set aglow in my mind: "First of all believe that there is One God who created and framed all things from nothing into a being. He comprehends all things and is only immense, NOT TO BE COMPREHENDED BY ANY. Who can neither be defined by any words, nor conceived by the mind," II Hermas I:1-3. You will see where I am when we add the words of God to John from Acts of John in the New Testament Apocrypha by Hennecke, section 101, "But what I am is known to me alone, and no one else. Let me have what is mine; what is yours you must see through me; but me you must see truly not that which I am, (as) I said, but that which you as (my) kinsman, are able to know ... You must I know me as, then, as the torment of the Logos, the piercing of the Logos, the blood of the Logos, the wounding of the Logos, the fastening of the Logos, the death of the Logos. God is the foundation and support of everything that He is. So to Isaiah He declared, "The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me and where is the place of my rest?" Isaiah 66:1. Going further David declared, "Thou hast beset me before and behind, and laid thine hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it. Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there," Psalm 139:5-8. Awed by the Omnipresence of God Solomon said, "But will God indeed dwell on earth? Behold the heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain thee," I Kings 8:27. Because all creation and all objects are indeed various forms of the power issuing and extending from His Person like rays from the sun, we come to the brilliant meaning of ACTS 17:28: "In Him we live, and move, and have our being". "He is before all things and by Him all things consist," Colossians 1:17. All of us are one in Him and He in us, for He is the substance of our spirit and also the consistency of what we call the (flesh) clay! He is the length and breadth, and depth and height, for He IS ALL and in us all! In manifesting Himself to me, He has shown me that portrait of Himself. "And no man knoweth the Father, save the son and He to whomsoever the son shall reveal him," Matthew 11:27. I love my Father and I do humble myself and rejoice at His awesome and glorious majesty. Who could have possibly known Him and discovered Him, since He is so big that such a description no one could think to imagine or fathom? Truly eyes have not seen, nor ears heard, nor has it entered the heart of men nor yet the devil. God is too much to comprehend or to see totally and fully. I cannot fathom the vastness of space. I wear eyeglasses now; so how can I see all of Him at once? But I do appreciate seeing that part of Him I can see even in my mind! When He said, "I said ye are Gods and all of you are children of the Most High," how many believed Him? There is no lie in Him, nor deceitful guile, nor were those words allegorical or parabolic. He divided Himself into many pieces which we call people and indeed He is us! He is as true as His Word and WE ARE GODS, (or His multi-portioned second Body). What is done to anyone is done to Him. We cannot feel or sense anything except He allows us a portion of what He feels. Can you imagine all the pain He is suffering in all those in pain at this very moment? So when we "look at whom we pierced," we must look at Him and then at ourselves. "In all our afflictions, He is afflicted," Isaiah 63:9. These things are worth pondering for the LIGHT IS SO BRIGHT that men are sometimes blinded by it!
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