Jesus: "The story of Jesus in its entirety spans 2,020 years of human history that binds together all the world's righteousness, honor, courage, love, loyalty, confidence, determination, genius, humility, and a host of other attributes that have challenged men and women throughout the ages who have followed this leader who has liberated the world and set our path on the higher ground of the Kingdom of God. This story told throughout the pages of explains the history of man from God's perspective with revelation and interpretation that only Jesus can provide in ways that bring light and understanding to people of any religion or no religion with clarity for all who seek to know."

This website can be understood better when viewed as a body with a head who is Jesus and with a body who is the growing number of believers and those who are people who are not against us so are for us meaning they believe in much of what we believe while their larger belief system may not include believing that Jesus has been given headship authority by Jehovah and that Jehovah is even God or their God and this is why Jehovah who sees the heart and the inside of every person knows who these are and who these are not and no man can determine this. The above section is all about the headship of Jesus in the entire world and about his mission to eradicate evil from this planet and this race of human beings so that we are all free to grow in goodness and not evil.

Everlasting Father

"While he was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them,
and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!

Matthew 17:5

Jesus: "I have a voice and in
my own words for anyone who has
an ear to hear."

Jesus: "This website could not have been presented on the internet without the contributions of millions of people past and present from the Body of Christ and also those from the family of God."

Jehovah: "My bride America has overcome evil and if not for the efforts of brave men and women who are Patriots and the army of Jesus this country would have been overrun by the most evil things that life has ever known and their plans were well laid and executed with all patience and deliberation while causing chaos   ... read more here

Jehovah: "America is in crisis and I have asked a trusted human being to give me an honest assessment of the crisis and the remedy for the crisis and it has been submitted to me and can be viewed at Opinion For Divine Court."

Declaration of Jesus Christ

This is Jehovah's view of his part in the story of our human race and its unintended development and the resulting danger which mankind is currently dealing with and God is intervening to show mankind how to safely navigate the storms that are breaking upon our people and this view of God's salvation plan has been obscured by every false teaching and all the confusion that comes with that.

Jehovah Will Never Leave Us Nor Forsake Us

When Jehovah Carries His Carrier

The following is Jehovah's Song which is a contemporary secular song that very closely explains what God is all about.

"You have reached that moment of decision when you know that you must move forward one way or another and the way you have chosen is to go forward with Jesus into the next phase of your life which will be a supernatural and exquisitely beautiful experience of life that will flow forward forever and you will always love this life as you have known it as you will always love your life as it is becoming more truly who you really are and the twisted future that isn't right will now not be and just as I have told you I am bringing the real you to the light as you fulfill your destiny. You have found your cure within yourself.  You are now free Kathy."

Lord, I remember when you gave this song to me and I knew it was a very profound message for me but at the time I was having terrible problems in my family due to complications of a birth in the family and God told me to say certain things at that time that made matters worse and not better and he told me how sorry he was that he caused me such grief and sorry that ensued and is still unresolved to this day. You gave me this this song at that time and for over four years you have been untangling my twisted future and I have been trusting you to make things right that have gone terribly wrong. Through this time you showed me how genetics have become so tangled up that it is nearly impossible to repair anything that concerns the human race and yet you have done just that with me and I remember when we started untangling all kinds of tangled up messes concerning cellular diseases and emotional entanglements that further complicated the physical problem within the Dna itself. Slowly but surely you taught me all sorts of things regarding genetics and epigenetics which is the God layer of human genetics and then taught me how to pray to untangle so many things that would have remained that way forever or until our race died out completely. When you first gave me this song I remember being somewhat confused if the words were for me or if the words were for my family situation but it never occurred to me that the words were meant for all of humanity as we know it here on earth.

Unknown Molecules Are The Substance of Life

Jesus has told me that people generally see him one way or the other and that both sides are wrong and he has told me that people generally understand what God is doing one way or the other and again both sides are wrong. Jesus asked me to build him a website and to give him a voice because like so many people in this world he really has not had a voice. Everybody else has spoken for him and what is  ... read more here

When people speak under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit it is inspired by God but it is not inspired by Jesus. This link explains why this is true.

Jesus: "In the course of human history there has never been a time like this with so much promise and yet so few people who can see it and it is my intention that all people have the opportunity and the blessing of seeing how each and every person on earth can help bring about the world that others have only dreamed of and to not only bring it about but to bask in its goodness and thrive in its complete and
  ... read more here

Jesus: "I came to America with a small group of devoted believers who determined to carve out a life of freedom to worship Jehovah without interference or domination. It is their pure love and commitment to God, family and country that is the rock upon which I built my church. As their descendants have pioneered across the great land of America to the very edges of the western coast the legacy of these people is woven throughout every city, county and state as the salt of the earth as they have fought tyranny time and time again and held fast to the high ideals as imbued in them by Jesus and Jehovah who has reconciled the twelve tribes of ancient Israel."

The words as given me by Jehovah and by Jesus will always be preceded by their names and with quotes throughout this website.

Jehovah: "Most human beings who believe Jesus is my son seek answers and help from God but often do not have any clue as to the distinctions between us which are as subtle as they are vast and of course the reason for this is that once born Jesus left his spirit world to become a man in the flesh which I have never been nor will I ever be and yet I am as real and present with you just the same and I have throughout this website tried to help the reader know who they are listening to by using my name Jehovah. You have always called me Lord from the time you came   ... read more here

Jehovah Yahweh God The Father

Wednesday, October 24, 2018  8:00 AM

Jehovah: "The beginning of each new day offers the promise of something new from something familiar and you have just experienced an event like that and it started when you opened your blinds to receive the rays of the rising sun as they come in through your bedroom window through the branches and the leaves of a large and full grown tree whose branches span more than half of the visible morning sky from this particular spot in my creation and when you opened your computer you could see the reflection of the large palm tree that is directly behind you and you noticed the light of the sun as it reflected off the palm and I told you that we will look at it later in the day when the sun goes down in the west and I will show you something about your perspective when you see the sun's rays reflect off that same palm tree but from a completely different direction as the sun goes down over the Pacific Ocean where we went just a while ago as I showed you how swimming in the deepest parts of the ocean are like your experiences with me and you brought a smile to my face when you said how much more pleasant I am than swimming in the middle of the ocean even though you know that all the people who have done so like Cousteau and others have found the ocean to be a most fascinating place that you still find me to be vastly more interesting than all the oceans of the world combined and because this is so is the reason your explorations have yielded so rich and colorful a view of life from the innermost parts to the outermost parts and because you are willing and open to recording words as I give them to you and as we are doing now is how you have shared and are sharing your climb up my mountain as these words are a part of the tram that you have been building with me that we also call our bridge from heaven to earth and that we both know is your own unique experience that no one else will ever have because each other person has their own climb with me and no matter if they stay in the valley or they actually climb the mountain each one has their own unique experience with me and each one has the opportunity to record that experience to share with others or not and the fact that you take the time and make the effort to record snippets of what is an experience too vast to fully record is a gift I have given you and through you it is also a gift to anyone else who wishes to receive from our exchanges and what may seem like a long and rambling thought is simply a very simple appreciation you had this morning of the fact that you could see the beautiful shining sun through your trees just one more time as you have this morning and when I told you that the sunlight through the leaves when filtered like this strengthens your eyes we then took the time to do just that and when you sat with me and closed your eyes I showed you a display so simple and so powerful in the quiet of your peaceful mind and in the beauty of your inner sight that has been developing day and night over a lifetime of seeking me and we have arrived at a place on our climb where you need not guess at what causes questions in your mind but you merely ask what is on your mind and I give you everything you want and need to know to further understand your own life and all life. You have been in the valley of life and have started the climb to be knocked back down to the valley again and this has happened so very many times that it is a wonder that you would even try again but the day that you took Jesus by the hand and let him lead you up the mountain was the day that you never tumbled to the valley again and though you have found places to rest along the way you never had to start over from the beginning and I would wait until you were ready to start climbing again and it is through this process that you have been able to reach places that few have found and yet are places where anyone can go if they have the desire to do so and through all this you have learned that life is not a competition but a most wonderful and unique opportunity to enjoy and bring enjoyment to those who desire more of God."

Thursday, March 22, 2018  3:41 PM

Jehovah: "Dreams about your children and people who you love caused a reaction of raw emotion so strong that it woke you out of sleep with such grief that you thought your heart would break and upon waking you realized that there was no reason for the emotion except for the fact that you had a decision to make and the thought of leaving me behind made you so exceedingly sad that you are still overwhelmed with the emotion that is lingering on in your memory of this dream. The reason I gave you this dream was not to make you sad but to help you understand how overwhelmingly powerful your emotions are and what longlasting effects they have on the physical body as it has been many minutes since you woke up and you still feel physical sensations associated with this event.  The one single sentence I gave you in the dream that upset you so deeply was this "now go and decide what is best for you but whatever you decide do not consider it a backstep" and you interpreted within your dream that I meant that you should leave me behind and you exceedingly emotionally rejected the idea of moving ahead without me and because of this I know you are ready to move with me in a forward path because I gave you the choice to stay where you are right now and you said truthfully that you could not live without me and when that is how my children feel about me that is when I give them every single desire of their heart."

Jesus: "In this dream you were given a choice to make and it is absolutely established that you would and could never leave me either and that is how you were with Kent and you stayed with him for many long months after he passed and though he wanted to rejoin you as you asked God to do it was finally decided to give you a choice if Kent should come back to you or if he should stay with Jesus because Jesus needed him more than you did and without flinching you gave him to me because you said that you trusted me to make the very best decision for not only you and Kent but for everyone on this planet. You then made the hard decision to move on without him and when you did you felt the grief that is welling up inside you now as the waves of tears and sadness overtake you and the emotion once again breaks your heart as you type the words I give you one by one until I tell you that we have completed our thoughts at this time. I am close to that moment now but I have one more thing I have to say which is that this is why I love you so much and why I cannot move on without you in my life everyday throughout eternity."

I have written of the incredible conversations I have had with Jesus and having just come from a most remarkable and beautiful time with Jehovah I must record this now. I am overwhelmed and so filled with the love of the words he just gave me as an answer to a very profound question that I had for him. I will not give details here but I do have such an awesome wonder and love for Jehovah that I just wish I could find adequate words to describe his flowing spirit as he overtakes me with the magnitude of his thoughts and the high wisdom of his words that just leave me speechless with the exception of a thousand thank you's. It is most amazing to me that my Father in heaven speaks to me in this way and that like Jesus he is so easy to talk to and so available to me always. One thing he said that I will share is the fact that what is coming is so mysterious and beautiful that it is highly romantic and that while the romance lasts all of us on earth should revel in it and that of one thing we can be sure is that love and goodness will be overflowing forever.

Jehovah: "There is a tremendous amount of information pertaining to other life forms and races of humanoids as well as what many think is accurate historical information. Had these things been true I would have had my prophets record the details of such things as I am the open God of full disclosure as opposed to the sneaky, contrived stories created in the darkness of Lucifer. Until people know me they will have difficulty understanding the difference and knowing that every time they hear of a wrathful God being attributed to Jehovah they will know immediately that Lucifer is the only one who can claim this characteristic. Now that the Luciferian truth has been exposed through the entire planetary system of sex slavery, satanic worship and tyranny by the forces aligned with Jehovah, Jesus, holy angels and benign and faithful friends from other places in the universe there can be no mistaking who is truthful and who is not. Jehovah did not send Jesus to the cross, but both planned this event before Jesus was ever born as a babe in a manger. We knew that even with this kind of horror and sacrifice, few would align with goodness rather than evil and the world in its present form can attest to that. We knew that without a demonstration of the ugly truth of Luciferian methods and means of controlling humanity, there would be no hope for salvation from the evil resident on this planet. This man experienced the pure bliss of my being and has reported to you that he has met me and knows me even if he does not know that my name is Jehovah."

I have a real love story to tell about a love between a daughter and a Father, a love so dear that it is written in my heart and in my mind, in every fabric of my being, in His Word and in his creation. Everything is written. Jehovah is my love from who I receive his fullness and he is the only real thing in this world. He speaks to me in clear English and converses with me in delightful ways about anything and everything. There is nothing I cannot discuss with my Papa in heaven and he supplies every need and lifts me up. My Father is so beautiful and patient and kind as he in so many gentle ways leads me through the roads of life on his high road. There were times I was lost and I know what the low roads feel like and the places that they take you that you wish you had never been. But my God not only cleans me up and washes away the muck of this world, he treats me like I am an innocent child and loves so freely. He has taught me so much and given me his heart and his mind and no greater gift could I ever have received. He is all knowing but does not judge for he would rather redirect me away from error and toward the happier goal and in all this he teaches me to be kind to others and to love them with the same unfailing and forgiving heart that allows love to flow as a mountain stream with nothing to stop it and its source neverending. I could sing his praises from sunrise to sleep and find myself singing in my dreams. Jehovah brings a happiness and joy that is unmatched and best of all an unfailing trust that flows both ways between us. I never thought as I have walked through this life that Jehovah himself would become such a trusted and intimate friend and father who has shown me a new and amazing relationship as I have been reconciled to him and made righteous in his eyes in Christ Jesus but also in my own right.

All this comes from a person who was so sure for most of my life that there was no God at all and held such a silly notion that people are born, live and die and that is that. How could an atheist come so far as to sit on the very lap of Father? This long and winding road was made straight along the way and in his wisdom he gave me his son Jesus to show me what Father meant me to be and to love with an undaunted determination to bring Jesus back to earth to stay with our Father Jehovah with him. Jehovah and Jesus responded to my cries for help and answers and never once forced one single thing on me but instead gave me limitless freedom to explore my world and make my choices but always with a protective eye and a readiness to lead me to places of discovery that I never would have found on my own.

When details of my love and relationship with Jehovah and Jesus come to light in their fullness it is my hope that everyone will let down whatever barriers they may hold inside to allow them both to demonstrate their love and commitment to each and every person who chooses it. Love is a choice.

"I awoke you from a dream in which you were walking down a country road. By the side of the road you saw dozens of varieties of trees, bushes and flowering plants and fields of lavender in bloom and the fragrance was so exquisite that it overwhelmed your senses. The sights and sounds of the nature path beckon you as your mind wanders back to the buildings but for a moment and as you turn back to the beauty of the world before you and you continue to venture out further into the peace that overtakes your soul, it is becoming clear that there is more that you must experience and unknown places to see as the beauty of it all expands out ahead of you. Take it all in.

As you look out your windows and scan your eyes slowly around the room you see family photos and the beautiful faces of your children and grandchildren, personal projects in various stages of completion, paintings on the walls by artists known and unknown, and mirrors that reflect your open windows and the world outside, and the windows themselves with the sunshine streaming through it all, through the leaves of the trees through the windows of your room as the rays lay across the coverlet of your bed. Take it all in.

Sounds float in from the conversations downstairs and the occasional sounds of your  dogs and cats and the music that plays to the rhythms of your world. Take it all in.

Upon your lap is another window that gives you a broad and expansive of view of the world through a screen and a speaker that stream the sights and the sounds, the ideas and the dreams of a world so vast  that you have only experienced but a thimble full in respect to the vastness of it all. Take it all in.

All this is yours and all that is out there is yours and nothing will change except your heightened ability to take it all in and see more, feel more, enjoy more until all this overflows from you to others around you in ever increasing waves of wellbeing and peace.

Whenever you find yourself in new and strange places, just remember this moment and one more time just take it all in. You will never be homesick, you will never be more than a few steps away and the changes you experience will allow you to travel unfettered between the world where you find yourself and the comfort of this very room.

My love flows to you and through you as easily as the drink of the cool sweet, pure water that you just drew from the tap in your room."

The biblical master narrative serves as a framework for the cognitive principles that allow the formation of an authentically Christian worldview. Many Christians rush to develop what they will call a "Christian worldview" by arranging isolated Christian truths, doctrines, and convictions in order to create formulas for Christian thinking. No doubt, this is a better approach than is found among so many believers who have very little concern for Christian thinking at all, but it is not enough.

A robust and rich model of Christian thinking—the quality of thinking that culminates in a God-centered worldview—requires that we see all truth as interconnected. Ultimately, the systematic wholeness of truth can be traced to the fact that God is himself the author of all truth. Christianity is not a set of doctrines in the sense that a mechanic operates with a set of tools. Instead, Christianity is a comprehensive worldview and way of life that grows out of Christian reflection on the Bible and the unfolding plan of God revealed in the unity of the Scriptures.

A God-centered worldview brings every issue, question, and cultural concern into submission to all that the Bible reveals and frames all understanding within the ultimate purpose of bringing greater glory to God. This task of bringing every thought captive to Christ requires more than episodic Christian thinking and is to be understood as the task of the Church, and not merely the concern of individual believers. The recovery of the Christian mind and the development of a comprehensive Christian worldview will require the deepest theological reflection, the most consecrated application of scholarship, the most sensitive commitment to compassion, and the courage to face all questions without fear.

Christianity brings the world a distinctive understanding of time, history, and the meaning of life. The Christian worldview contributes an understanding of the universe and all it contains that points us far beyond mere materialism and frees us from the intellectual imprisonment of naturalism. Christians understand that the world—including the material world—is dignified by the very fact that God has created it. At the same time, we understand that we are to be stewards of this creation and are not to worship what God has made. We understand that every single human being is made in the image of God and that God is the Lord of life at every stage of human development. We honor the sanctity of human life because we worship the Creator. From the Bible, we draw the essential insight that God takes delight in the ethnic and racial diversity of his human creatures, and so must we.

The Christian worldview contributes a distinctive understanding of beauty, truth, and goodness, understanding these to be transcendentals that, in the final analysis, are one and the same. Thus, the Christian worldview disallows the fragmentation that would sever the beautiful from the true or the good. Christians consider the stewardship of cultural gifts, ranging from music and visual art to drama and architecture, as a matter of spiritual responsibility.

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Our heaven/earth structure is quite common in the universe, as heaven is the mind where the prototypes are developed and the earth is like the body where everything gets worked out in matter.  And God is the Spirit that is the intelligence and life that causes it all to work together.  Body Mind Spirit.  The way man is built, the way our universe is built and the way countless living worlds are built.

You are showing me so many things now and am told that this happens to people before they die… that they learn of all this so that it is not such a shock when they pass and also that it allows the process of letting go.  All this is certainly having that effect on me so that I can see where I am going and why, that I have access to both worlds to enjoy  and to lead the unfree to that same freedom.  I am so in love with Jesus and to see him and be with him and work with him and play with him… all this thrills me no end.  And to think we enjoy all this kind of thing the same way and long to help others accelerate in their growth.  Very amazing and very wonderful.  Very loving.

Each person on the planet has contributed in one way or another to wrecking our world in some way whether large or small and now is the time to make the commitment to fix what we have broken, person by person, group by group, organization by organization, nation by nation, until we have a happy, healthy and prosperous human family.


The substance of God is spirit, His Word speaking, which is also the true cause and substance of all things visible. All else is futile. Chapter 4 in About God
this chapter by Ian B. Johnson.    God is spirit. This defines His substance.

A Samaritan woman once asked Jesus where her people should worship God -- on Mount Gerizim, as had been their custom, or in Jerusalem. John 4:20. The underlying question was whose religion was correct, stated in terms of the proper place for worship. To this question, Jesus replied:

Woman, believe me, the hour comes, when neither in this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, will you worship the Father. You worship that which you don't know. We worship that which we know; for salvation is from the Jews. But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such to be his worshippers. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.
John 4:21-24 (WEB)

Thus, Jesus answer to the question in what place God should be worshipped was not a physical place at all (1). Rather, it was a spiritual place or condition -- in spirit and in truth. Further, the reason God seeks to be worshipped not in a physical temple but in spirit is that God is spirit. This defines God's substance.

Spirit is like wind or breath

In order to understand what it means that God is spirit, a linguistic observation should first be made. The Hebrew word commonly translated "spirit" has as its primary meaning "breath."(2) Indeed, the King James translators render this word as "breath" in twenty six places. (3) Further, in three passages(4) this Hebrew word, as applied to God, is stated in direct parallel to another word which is rendered "breath" or &wind." (5) Moreover, in John 4:21-24, quoted above, the Greek word pneuma(6) , the primary meaning of which is "breath," "breeze" or "wind," is rendered "spirit" three times. Pneuma is, indeed, the only word used to refer to the spirit of God or of a man in the New Testament(7). The spirits of both God and men are directly compared to the wind in John 3:5-8 (WEB):

Jesus answered, "Most certainly I tell you, unless one is born of water and spirit, he can't enter into the Kingdom of God! That which is born of the flesh is flesh. That which is born of the (8) Spirit is spirit. Don't marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born anew.' The wind blows where it wants to, and you hear its sound, but don't know where it comes from and where it is going. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit." Like the wind, God can be heard but not seen. He is constantly speaking, both to the Creation which He made by His Word and to people.

According to this passage, spirit is like wind in three ways: both can be heard but not seen, both are at liberty to act in the world as they please and man does not know the origin or destination of either. Since God can be heard but not seen, it follows that he is not as he is often imagined -- an all-powerful and all-seeing but silent judge. No, God is speaking at all times. As God by his word created all things, so now all things are sustained and held together by his word. Genesis 1:1-2; Hebrews 1:3 & 11:3; Colossians 1:17. Further, the creation declares to us God's glory and deity, so that no man has an excuse to ignore him. Psalm 19:1-4; Romans 1:18-20.

God's voice is not merely a silent witness in nature, it is also an audible voice. In past ages God sent many prophets to speak to Israel his people and, through them, to us. Hebrews 1:1-3; Romans 3:1-2; 1 Corinthians 10:11; 2 Timothy 3:14-16. He demonstrated his freedom to speak to them however he determined best by speaking through regularly designated prophets, angels, women, judges, priests, kings, farmers, shepherds, his enemies, Gentile kings and even on one occasion a donkey.(9) In these last days, we are told, God has spoken to us through his Son, who is the perfect representation of his person. Hebrews 1:2-3.

God's expression of Himself through Jesus is complete, but our understanding is incomplete. God has made His Spirit available to live within us to guide us into all the truth in Jesus as we are able to receive it.

God's expression of himself through Jesus is absolutely complete. But our reception of that expression is incomplete, and our understanding of it is imperfect. I Corinthians 13:9-12. Moreover, as previously noted, God's design is that Christ live through us. Galatians 2:20; Colossians 3:1-4. Christ lives through us when we follow the desires of the spirit God has given us rather than the desires of the flesh. Galatians 5:16-25. For we have been given a gift which was never enjoyed by people of the ages before Christ came in the flesh -- we have the spirit of God living within us, teaching us all things, guiding us into all truth and making Jesus' things known to us. John 14:25-26 & 16:12-15. Just as a person's spirit knows everything about him, so God's Spirit knows everything that is of God, reveals these things to us and gives us spiritual words with which to express these things to others. I Corinthians 2:6-16. Because God's spirit lives within us, we are his ambassadors, speaking his words to the world on his behalf. Matthew 10:18-20; John 15:26-27; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21. Though God is invisible, he is still speaking to us, to his creation and to the world of men.

Spirit, like the wind, blows where it pleases. It is only spirit which is free to act in the world, and spirit is the true cause of everything lasting. Everything we accomplish by physical effort is futile.

Spirit, like the wind, blows wherever it pleases. It is only spirit which has such freedom to act in the world: the Lord is the spirit, and where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 2 Corinthians 3:17. Solomon, the Preacher of Jerusalem, noted the futility of everything that happens in the world as the result of a physical cause -- events happen to be forgotten and happen again; things come into existence to decay, disappear and come into existence again. There is nothing new under the sun. Ecclesiastes 1:5-7. It is the same with the fruit of human efforts -- though we flatter ourselves that our works have made a difference, we die, our works are forgotten to be repeated by someone else and nothing has really changed. Ecclesiastes 1:1-3:15, 5:15-17, 8:8, 9:5-12, 12:6-7. It is spirit which is the real cause of all that is lasting:

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty. Darkness was on the surface of the deep. God's Spirit was hovering over the surface of the waters. God said, "Let there be light," and there was light... God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the sky, and over the livestock, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." God created man in his own image. In God's image he created him; male and female he created them... Yahweh God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath (10) of life; and man became a living soul.
Genesis 1:1-3, 1:26-27 & 2:7 (WEB) It is the spirit who gives life. The flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and are life.
John 6:63 (WEB) This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
Zechariah 4:6. (KJV) Remain in me, and I in you. As the branch can't bear fruit by itself, unless it remains in the vine, so neither can you, unless you remain in me. I am the vine. You are the branches. He who remains in me, and I in him, the same bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. If a man doesn't remain in me, he is thrown out as a branch, and is withered; and they gather them, throw them into the fire, and they are burned. If you remain in me, and my words remain in you, you will ask whatever you desire, and it will be done for you. In this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; and so you will be my disciples.
John 15:4-8 (WEB) The relationship between word and spirit: words express spirit, and spirit and its expression are one.

The relationship between word and spirit should here be noted. As will be further developed in a later chapter, Jesus is the word of God and all things were created through him. John 1:1-3. Further, as was explained above, God's spirit (breath) was active in creation, and all things were created when God spoke. Genesis 1, passim. Thus, it is said that all things were created through, or by the instrumentality of, God's word (Jesus), his spoken words and his spirit. But there is no contradiction, because these three are one.

Words truly communicate the meanings behind them only when spoken -- i.e., given breath. A listener will not receive or understand an unvoiced message in a speaker's mind. (Nonverbal cues are not an exception to this rule -- the emotions expressed by them are given a "voice" by being put into action). An unexpressed idea is not a word. It can truly be said that words and their expression are one.

Even written words represent spoken words. A person who reads words in his native language does not merely see a collection of characters which are to be translated, computer-style, by reference to a mental translation table. No, one who truly understands what he is reading hears the words as if spoken and forms the idea or image which they represent in his mind. I have learned to read a little Portuguese. However, in Portuguese I read only bundles of symbols and refer them computer-style to translation tables -- sometimes in my mind, sometimes in a published dictionary -- to get English words and grammatical forms. It is these English words and forms which create the corresponding ideas in my mind. Portuguese read in this way is sufficient to communicate dead information, which is enough for many purposes.

However, written words read mechanically are not sufficient to communicate the living thoughts, heart and spirit of the author. Written Portuguese is dead to me; since I cannot speak the language from my heart, I do not really understand it. All words spoken or written, except communications intended to convey only dead technical information, have a spirit which they are intended to convey. The written word remains dead if not spoken -- i.e., given the breath of life -- physically or mentally. All words, even those of God, must be given life, given voice before they can have any effect. Compare, Genesis 1:26-27 with Genesis 2:7. This is why a Bible sitting on a shelf has no effect, while it can bring great light to one who reads it with understanding. Scripture spoken at the right time and in the right way has altered the course of history.

The world cannot understand spirit or the course of those who are born of the Spirit of God.

Finally, the world cannot understand spirit, or the course of those who are born of God's spirit. Although everything in this world is passing, beautiful only in its time because sin has rendered this world futile, God created man with eternity in his heart, and men in the natural state still base their lives on the inward premise that all things familiar (including their own lives) will continue forever. Ecclesiastes 3:10-11; Romans 8:20-21; 2 Peter 3:3-4. But this very assumption blinds us to God's working, which must cause change as long as sin is present. Just as we cannot understand the path of the wind(11), so the world cannot understand the acts of God. Ecclesiastes 11:5. To the man without the spirit, the things of the spirit appear foolish, and he cannot understand them. I Corinthians 2:14. The things of God are spiritually discerned -- i.e., spoken by the God who is spirit to the spirits within us. I Corinthians 2:9-16. Only spirit understands spirit.

End notes.
  1. It should be recalled from Chapter 3 that the tabernacle and, later, the temple were designed to protect the people from God in worship. They were places where the people could offer ritualized worship without having to face God or communicate with him directly.
  2. This Hebrew word, in lexical form, transliterated is rûwach. (My computer does not speak Hebrew).
  3. Genesis 6:17, 7:15; 2 Samuel 22:16; Job 4:9, 9:18, 12:10, 15:30, 17:1, 19:17; Psalm 18:15, 33:6, 104:29, 135:17, 146:4, 150:6; Ecclesiastes 3:19; Isaiah 11:4, 30:28, 33:11; Jeremiah 10:14, 51:17; Lamentations 4:20; Ezekiel 37:5,6,8,9,10; Habakkuk 2:19.
  4. Job 33:4; Job 34:14; Isaiah 11:1-4.
  5. The word is n?shâmâh.
  6. This, too, is a transliteration. My computer also does not speak Greek.
  7. The word phantasma is also rendered "spirit" in Matthew 14:26 and Mark 6:49 in KJV, but has more the meaning "specter" or "ghost". Otherwise, the only word rendered "spirit" in the KJV New Testament is pneuma, although in John 3:8 this word is rendered "wind." Pnoe, a closely related word, is rendered "wind" in Acts 2:2 and "breath" in Acts 17:25.
  8. The definite article here is not found in the Greek texts, but was supplied by translators, presumably either to make this clause parallel the last half of verse 6 (in which the definite article is found) or to make plain their interpretation that "spirit" in this verse means "the [Holy] Spirit." The definite article in this location may be unnecessary.
  9. See, e.g., Numbers 2:28-31 (Balaam?s donkey); 2 Peter 2:16 (same); 2 Kings 2:11-15 (Elisha, a regularly designated prophet); Joshua 5:13&345;15 (the commander of the host of the Lord, an angel); Judges 2:1&345;5 (the angel of the Lord); Judges 4:4-16 (Deborah, a judge and a woman); 2 Samuel 23:1-2 (King David); Isaiah 6:5-9 (Isaiah, man of unclean lips); Jeremiah 1:1 (Jeremiah, a priest); Ezekiel 1:2 (Ezekiel, a priest); Ezra 7:11-28 (Artaxerxes, a Gentile king); Daniel 2:27-30 (Nebuchadnezzar, Gentile king and enemy of Israel, with the aid of Daniel, a Jewish nobleman); Amos 7:14 (Amos, shepherd and farmer); John 11:49-53 (Caiaphas, high priest and enemy of Christ).
  10. Although the Hebrew here rendered "breath" is a different word from that rendered "spirit" in 1:2, both have similar underlying meanings, and in Psalm 104:29-30 the same word rendered "spirit" in Genesis 1:2 is translated both "breath" and "Spirit" in the same context: "when you take away their breath (rûwach), they die and return to the dust. When you send your Spirit (rûwach), they are created..."
  11. Even scientists have largely given up on understanding the path of the wind. Although science can make some broad predictions about it, a whole new mathematical theory ("chaos") has had to be invented to explain why we really cannot understand the course of the wind!

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