So it was asked yesterday, did Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stand alone as an ostracized figure during Pope Francis’ hoax of a gallery for peace? It’s up for grabs!
Most have heard it said, “He’s so heavenly minded that he’s no earthly good.” It’s suppose to serve as a wake up call. It’s time to get going with the practicalities of life. I argue that its necessary to be heavenly minded to be of any earthly good.
Of all of God’s creation, our species is wired to know, experience and sense God. To sense God is different from experiencing him. Sensing him is more than a few rungs up the spiritual ladder.
Psalms 122:6-9, echoes these words. “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, 6a.” And the spirit of God says this will be ones experience, “May they prosper, who love you,” 6b. “Peace be within your walls. Prosperity within your palaces.” For the sake of my brethren and companions, I will now say, “Peace be within you.” Because of the house of the LORD God, I will seek your good.
Many fall short, if they only think in terms of material things. First it should resonant as relationships of spirituality. It’s a spiritual art that allows supernatural associations of awareness between people. It’s the ability to know people from the interior of their beings. After barely scanning their exterior self.
Abraham was such an artist. Absorb this conversation between Abraham and three visitors from Genesis 18; Statement:Then the LORD appeared to him… by the trees, as he was sitting in the tent door in the heat of the day. Commentary:At that moment he was unaware of God’s presences.
So he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold three men were standing by him; and when he saw them, he ran from the door to meet them, and bowed himself down to the ground, and said, “My Lord, if I have found favor in your sight, do not pass by your servant.”
Commentary:Abraham didn’t immediately recognize God, but he quickly scrutinized his visitors, who then appeared most likely as angels. Most people then, and today, would not have had the presences of spirituality to know that these three were none other than ordinary men. We know that Abraham by his behavior recognized the inner beings of his quest and knew that these three were not ordinary visitors.
Abraham extended graciously his hospitality to his non-human visitors. They sternly accepted, and commanded him, “to do as he said.” So Abraham hurried about shouting orders to everyone to quickly prepare food for his guests.
But, they seemed to have come to chastise Abraham’s wife, Sarah. After eating they asked Abraham, “Where is your Sarah your wife?” Abraham replied, “Here in the tent.” And God said, though in angelic form, “I will certainly return to you according to the time of life, Sarah your wife shall have a son.” Sarah was listening in the tent door which was behind him. Being old, and well advanced in age; having passed her childbearing age, she laughed. “Thinking to herself, in old age shall I pleasure my lord being old also?”
And the LORD said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh, saying, “Shall I surely bear a child, since I am old?”
Drawing this response, “Is anything to hard for the LORD?” And so he reiterated to Sarah, “I will return to you, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.”
Sarah being in good human form denied laughing and mocking God, saying, “I did not laugh,” for she was afraid. Still in angelic presence, God said, “No but you did laugh!”
Commentary:Abraham externally could internally able to sense God while Sarah could only experience God. Sarah was still on the elementary level of her spirituality. A place were most Christians reside today.
What about Netanyahu? What is his level of spirituality? Did he, or did he not sense that he didn’t stand alone? As discussed yesterday, as the person made to look as the problem to peace and not the solution.
We have no way of really knowing, do we? But its safe to say, I suspect, that he senses the energy generated by the millions of Americans, who stand with him and thus Israel. Like no other nation, Americans, and Israelis are bonded as one.
Such energy is harnessed by God and transmitted into the inner core of his being, his soul, God himself. It’s a sixth sense which is an astute awareness of something not explainable. Significant numbers of American people stand with me. It gets Netanyahu through the most difficult of times. Sometimes called a feeling.
For new born’s in Christ, it’s the awareness generated through, 2 Corinthians 5:17. Growth elevates one to experience, 1 Corinthians 2:14-16. The Abrahamic experience is by rare privilege and occurs through, Psalms 65:4. The goodness of his house is his presence in his temple, our bodies. God decides, and can’t be limited to whom or how one is chosen. Paul summed it best by saying, “For who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ,” 1 Corinthians 2:16.