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A 1000 Generations

"Know that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps his covenant loyalty for a thousand generations with those who love him and keep his commands" Deut. 7:9.

When you age sufficiently to realize that you have outlived the many with whom you grew up, one begins to think more about transfer of learnings and legacy.

Though my dad is quite the exception at 98, my body tells me that I need to get with it! Thus my morning posts of late!

This generational thing is not some terminal, linear, one to one transfer but rather a compounding upon what others have done long before you were an occupant of your mother's womb.

As reinforced in a message yesterday, "We are drinking from cisterns we did not dig!"* (Stop! Dont go there yet, hold that video until later, though the first minute or so is hilarious)!

With each generation, we too chisel out a provision for those who will come behind us. Unfortunately, as late stage capitalists with deep religious foundation, we Americans tend to think inheritance from a combination of financial, nationalistic and dogma perspectives.

All three deserve awareness, but the truth is found around a tree. Moses described it as "eating from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil."

Unknowingly perhaps, his inspired but limited knowledge made reference to a tree more meanful generationally than the dilemma posed by his story, one that imposes upon his bias, thus we blame Eve.

His true focus was his immediate dilemma, a multitude of "stiff-necked" people who's "get-it factor" seemed also limited. Welcome to humanity.

The part you don't want to miss is the friendship he had with the I Am (also reflected in Genesis) that led him, as he led others.

At one point, the I Am takes him up to mountain from which he would not return. Well, at least until he showed up with the the I Am, just before He fulfilled the sacrifice denied Abraham (back to Genisis again), the Ram caught in a thicket!

This time it's the I Am as a Lamb, hung on a Tree between Good and Evil, forever correcting the story of our lostness!

We now have another tree from which to feast upon freely, a tree of righteousness and an inheritance from the saints gone before us.

Yet, still it seems that old seed at times bears its evil fruit. That fruit being fear, self-doubt, hatred, even war.

"The Word (logos) become flesh" is how John described the remedy. The story of One desiring that "none should perish but that all should have eternal life."

The word eternal has multiple meanings by way of Hebrew & Greek origin. Could it be that we buy into a death and heavenly transport more so than two dimensions that we live in between? Again, the story inspired but limited by humanity.

I find it interesting where the Body of Christ now seems, literally divided politically and thus polarized doctrinally, literally nibbling again at the Tree of Knowledge, distracted from the Tree of Life.

As I read in Mark 6:50-51, the response of the disciples, leaves little doubt of our limited "get it factor"!

The twelve represent a full spectrum of humanity. Here they were still struggling with this Man of God who had just fed thousands with five loaves. He then deliberately walks past their ship during a providential storm, just to demonstrate his power over Creation itself.

Their first thoughts, "It's a ghost!"

To have remained in our vocabulary and in human hearts now thousands of generations, it must be the power of love, given how prone we are toward a singular trust in knowledge, the rational alone!

Fortunately, we are not alone as he has shown us repeatedly, the first, perhaps the message seemingly lost from the Mount of Transfiguration. Here is a most insightful moment, where matter and energy gave way to another dimension, one that I believe is still among us, the occasional felt Presence. Why else would He invite the reentry of Moses and Elijah.

No, they were not ghost but eternal beings, as it seems we too shall be.

"And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly." ‭‭1 Corinthians 15:49 KJV‬‬

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John Bost
John Bost

I seldom do peaceful & quiet! :)



Your devotional today reminds me of patrolling the graveyards on Midnight shift very peaceful and quiet

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