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Searching for Jesus---and finding the other incidentally:
Sent: Friday, October 12, 2001 6:04 AM
Subject: Searching for Jesus (Yeshua).
When you say, "Look for Jesus first before you search for what you
are we to interpret this? I would be very grateful for your help.
I am new to the bible codes, so I apologize if its an obvious answer.
October 12, 2001
Just as Christ is the key to understanding the Bible---for He is its ultimate fulfillment---even more so are the codes, (Jn. 5:39). Any code without Him as its focus has either been taken out of context, or missed the intention of the code, or it is simply not really a code.
There are other codes, for sure, on other web sites---many are not real---but some surely are, yet many of them are not about Christ. Why is this?
It simply means that the code finder has seen the code without the intent of the code, which was to reveal Christ. If he had searched further he no doubt would have found the code christocentric rather than centered around something else. Better yet, if he had searched for a revelation about Christ first, the other aspects of the code would have taken on awesome depth beyond the mind of any man to produce even if it were written plainly on paper, rather than encoded.
All doctrinal error among scholars falls into this same category. A man may see how a certain thing is being fulfilled in prophecy (or partly fulfilled) and yet not see Christ at all. The prophecy is actuate---but He missed the intent of the prophecy.
"And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy," (Revelation 19:10.)
Or again, a man may explain well lofty theological difficulties such as the tension between election and freewill, and yet if He doesn't see Christ as the answer, He missed the point for why the tension exists in the first place. He sees the anatomy of the thing but not the person.
"That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge," (Col. 2:2-3).
Therefore, "if your eye is single for Him, your whole body will be full of light," (that is, the life and knowledge of Jesus Christ will fill your mind and heart.)
Take prayer as an example:
If you concentrate on the words of your lips, rather than directing your mind to Christ, you find yourself praying to self, and the prayer bares bad fruit. But when you direct it to Him, your mind is clear and your prayer effective---because God is helping you.
To search for codes without an eye single for Him is to feed from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and the end is death; but He that is content to know Christ only feeds at the tree of life.
What the Apostle Paul said about the bible is also true of the bible codes:
(1Cor. 2:1) ¶ And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.
2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.
4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:
5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
6 ¶ Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:
7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
The bible codes are in a way "superior wisdom." It was not meant for man to see, at least in this dispensation. However, for man's sake He has revealed that mystery spoken of by the prophet Daniel, for he knew that His own would put Him to the test---of which I, too, have been most guilty. But to ignore now what God has revealed would be as wrong as the first sin of failure to be content with the simplicity of the gospel. The fire is in man's hands---what he will do with it remains to be seen.
Seek to know Him. If He leads, look into the code phenomena and you will find Him. But do not venture to look if you do not already see Christ everywhere in the plain reading of the Bible---Old and New Testament. For if you do not see Him pictured everywhere already in the bible, then God has not called you to study the codes on your own. God loves you too much to let you sin against His Holy name that He would direct you otherwise. Milk always comes before meat, and manna before quail---unless we temp the Lord! (Num. 11). The bible codes are quail-meat. Eat, if you will, but do not gorge.
P.s. I know that what I am saying is unpopular---But I cannot say otherwise with good conscience. To whom much is given, much is required.
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