Friday, June 10, 2011

The Road Gets better....

The significance can begin with  "The Book of Numbers" in the O.T. Bible. It is so named because it records several occasions where people were counted or numbered. In the Hebrew title, the first word in the Hebrew text, means"In the wilderness". This book relates the earliest experiences of  the people of Israel who were under theocracy rule. When the people were obedient to God they enjoyed his blessings and protection. But their disobedience drew his ire and brought his judgment. A large portion of time that the people spent wandering in the wilderness is recorded in the historic annuals of the book of numbers.

However, keys and tools must be in place. The process of redemption is made possible through the connection of the sphere of five (5). So let's begin to denote the life application process:
1. Father
2. Son
3. Holy Spirit
4. Creation
5. Redemption
After one obtains, hold the understanding of; and grasp; an appreciation for the process of  the fore mentioned. Then it will be an opportune time to have a teachable moment for the meaning the biblical numbers of one-to-five
#1 .symbol of unity
#2. man's fall; oppression, opposition, a fundamental idea of division of differences
#3. the trinity (Father, Son & The Holy Ghost)
#4. man's vanity, his weakness; his helplessness, his arrogance, his stupidity...
#5. is the number of Grace=David chose 5 smooth stones to slay the giant Goliath
It is important and worthy to note: The 5 smooth stones that David chose-he only used one. Signifying the "power-of-one" that thought and gesture was sufficient to conquer the biggest and mightiest foe-Goliath. In the aftermath of the process, David in his "perfect weakness' was enhanced, empowered, and made to be catapulted into a "divine strength". It is now known, that David had fore-knowledge of "the presence of the Lord" which made him stronger in his weakness than all the armor Saul could provide.


When creation came under the curse (Adam disobedience in the Garden of Eden) there he was "made subject to vanity". However, as God would have it in his plan, for man, who was of his creation. It would be that God decreed it, that man would be redeemed, re-connected, and restored to have a right relationship with him. That right relationship is part and parcel of the sphere of five (5) Father, Son, Holy Ghost, Creation and Redemption. Amen....
Reverend Steve Braxton
Master of Divinity Studies
Northern Seminary Univ
Lombard, IL
Author: The Road Gets Better (manuscript in progress)

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