Friday, February 9, 2018

I am greater than Samuel Lee

Views expressed do not necessarily represent those of University Bible Fellowship



Accessed online on 2018 February 11 https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/98/Sir_Lawrence_Alma-Tadema_-_The_finding_of_Moses.jpg/1605px-Sir_Lawrence_Alma-Tadema_-_The_finding_of_Moses.jpg

When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me, what can I do for you before I am taken from you?”
“Let me inherit a double portion of your spirit,” Elisha replied.
10 “You have asked a difficult thing,” Elijah said, “yet if you see me when I am taken from you, it will be yours—otherwise, it will not.”
11 As they were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah went up to heavenin a whirlwind. 
2 Kings 9:11 NIV
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12 Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.
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24 “The student is not above the teacher, nor a servant above his master. 25 It is enough for students to be like their teachers, and servants like their masters. If the head of the house has been called Beelzebul, how much more the members of his household!
Mathew 10:24-25 NIV
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26 I am writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead you astray. 27 As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him.
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+john+2&version=NIV
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You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. 
1 John 4:4-5 NIV
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+John+4&version=NIV
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Then the Lord said to Moses, “See, I have made you like God to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron will be your prophet. You are to say everything I command you, and your brother Aaron is to tell Pharaoh to let the Israelites go out of his country.
Exodus 7:1-2 NIV
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A psalm of Asaph.

God presides in the great assembly;
    he renders judgment among the “gods”:
“How long will you[a] defend the unjust
    and show partiality to the wicked?[b]
Defend the weak and the fatherless;
    uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.
Rescue the weak and the needy;
    deliver them from the hand of the wicked.
“The ‘gods’ know nothing, they understand nothing.
    They walk about in darkness;
    all the foundations of the earth are shaken.
“I said, ‘You are “gods”;
    you are all sons of the Most High.’
But you will die like mere mortals;
    you will fall like every other ruler.”
Rise up, O God, judge the earth,
    for all the nations are your inheritance.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 82:2 The Hebrew is plural.
  2. Psalm 82:2 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.
Psalm 82 NIV
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34 Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I have said you are “gods”’[d]? 35 If he called them ‘gods,’ to whom the word of Godcame—and Scripture cannot be set aside 
John 10:34-35 NIV
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Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
2 Peter 1:4 King James 
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Or do you not know that the Lord’s people will judge the world? And if you are to judge the world, are you not competent to judge trivial cases? Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life! 
1 Corinthians 6:2-3 NIV
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24Stop judging by mere appearances, and make a right judgment."
John 7:24 NIV 1984
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24 Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly.”
John 7:24 NIV
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14 The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit. 15 The person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments, 
1 Corinthians 2:14-15 NIV
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But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.
Hebrews 5:14 2018 February 10

1. Man has the right to live by his own law—
to live in the way that he wills to do:
to work as he will:
to play as he will:
to rest as he will:
to die when and how he will.
2. Man has the right to eat what he will:
to drink what he will:
to dwell where he will:
to move as he will on the face of the earth.
3. Man has the right to think what he will:
to speak what he will:
to write what he will:
to draw, paint, carve, etch, mould, build as he will:
to dress as he will.
https://hermetic.com/crowley/libers/lib77
I do not endorse all the views of Crowley but this portion of his poem Liber Oz is well fitting
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1 No student can be greater than his teacher

As long as I feel I need Samuel Lee as a teacher and must copy him, I can not be greater than Samuel Lee the best I can do is be a perfect copy and it is possible to even fall short of that.  

2 i do not need a teacher


But I do not need Samuel Lee to teach me, I can learn on my own and exercise my own conscience rather than deferring moral judgment to Samuel Lee.  

3 gods and judges


By training myself to distinguish good from evil and exercising my own conscience instead of deferring moral judgment to a third party, I can become like God, a partaker of the divine nature and be a spiritual person who exercises judgment.

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