From East to West: The Sun of Righteousness

10/14/2017 25 Comments

True Church from the east to the west

There are things physical that are collateral with things spiritual in the vast wisdom of God in the Scriptures. The Greek word used is “πολυποίκιλος” polupoikilos, which simply means diverse, multifarious, variegated.

EPHESIANS 3:10 
To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,

This wisdom was manifest from the simplest to the most intricate forms of creation!

PSALMS 104:24 
O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.

Physicists may in one way or the other appreciate and understand such wisdom from the physical side of creation but unfortunately most of them do not consider the spiritual.

COLOSSIANS 1:16 
For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 

To understand the things spiritual we must understand the collateral physical of it.

JOHN 3:12 
If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? 

The intent of the Lord Jesus Christ in teaching or explaining things physical is for people to realize the spiritual side of it. Just like in the case of food, there is a saying devised through human experience that goes, “The nearest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” This may sound true, but spiritual food, in the dimension of expressed or written words, goes directly to the heart – unlike physical food.

MATTHEW 15:17 
Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught? 

The verse above speaks of the route of physical food: to the mouth, into the belly and out.

Conversely, the spiritual does not enter through the mouth but through the ear!

JOB 34:3 
For the ear trieth words, as the mouth tasteth meat. 

And goes directly to the heart.

The route then of spiritual food is: through the ear to the heart.

PSALMS 119:11 
Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. 

Thus, the physical collateral has its spiritual primary – truth and its inherent wisdom.

To exemplify, nature has it that in the physical realm the sources of light that illuminate the earth shine from the east. Both the sun and the moon shine from the east!

GENESIS 1:14-19 
14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: 
15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. 
16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. 
17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, 
18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. 
19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day. 

From the east also, in parallel manner as the rising of the sun will the spiritual primary rise – the sun of righteousness and truth!

MALACHI 4:2
But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.

MALACHI 1:11 
For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts.

Hence, the incense prophesied in the Malachi verse is not the physical incense of the Catholic Church. It refers to something of a higher dimension being offered to the name of God in the prophecy – the prayers and praises of the people of God.

REVELATION 5:8 (RSV) 
And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and with golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints; 

Likewise, the saints offering incense or prayers are not saints of the Catholic Church but members of the Church of God.

I CORINTHIANS 1:1-2 
1 Paul called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother, 
2 Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:

Thus, the true preaching of salvation will originate from the east and going forward to the west, never from the west to the east – as the Lord has declared in these several passages.

ZECHARIAH 8:7 
Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will save my people from the east country, and from the west country;

These are because the people of God will exist at the time of the end according to the prophecy. And it is among these people – from the east – where the wise will come from.

DANIEL 12:4, 9-10 
4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. 
9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. 
10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

The wise who will understand the prophecy will be instrumental in turning many to righteousness which group will form the people of God at the time of the end! These wise men will originate from the east; because they will shine as the “brightness of the firmament.”

DANIEL 12:3 
And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever.

Remember that the lights that illuminate the earth shine from the east!

Earlier, we said understanding the physical requires a reckoning with the spiritual because God’s wisdom is vast. We cannot emphasize this enough.

In the past passages as in this verse of Daniel’s book, we note that the physical collateral (wise men) and the spiritual primary (sun of righteousness) reflect upon each other as sureties or warrants. Where one is, the other is sure to be present.

For this we are ever grateful to God Almighty, because He had willed that this group be formed from the east exactly at the time of the end as prophesied by the Bible! AMEN!

25 comments:

  1. Thanks be to God for another wonderful blog!

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  2. GOD prepared the blueprint of salvation. Praise be unto HIM for another wisdom manifest in this blog.

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  3. "[...] , we note that the physical collateral (wise men) and the spiritual primary (sun of righteousness) reflect upon each other as sureties or warrants. Where one is, the other is sure to be present."

    Amen! Thanks be to God for another wonderful post filled with wisdom straight from the Bible.

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  4. By nature, the sun physically appears to rise from the east and also appears to set to the west because of the earth’s revolution to its own axis and the steadiness of the sun to its position. Physically and spiritually, the sun is righteous because it provides its rays and lights equally to all living things, particularly human beings whether they are good or bad human beings. Thanks be to God!

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  5. May I take this opportunity to invite all readers of this blog to come to the fold of truth and remain steadfast to our faith at MCGI.

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  6. Son, as you grow old you will surely reap knowledge and contain know how in life but please keep on reading all blogs of Bro. Eli and all of his works for you to be guided properly of the truth for the devil will use your weaknesses to get you to his fold and be a slave of sin.

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  7. Ang taong ayon sa laman ay hindi tumatanggap ng mga bagay ng Espiritu ng Dios: sapagka't ang mga ito ay kamangmangan sa kaniya; at hindi niya nauunawa, sapagka't ang mga yaon ay sinisiyasat ayon sa espiritu.
    1Corinthians 2:14
    #MCGIForeverThankful

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  8. Proud to be a member of the Church of God! Salamat po ng marami sa Dios!

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  9. The true preaching of salvation will originate from the east and going forward to the west. And the "saints" who will offer prayers and praises to GOD refer to the Church of GOD and not to any other church which established by men. Thanks be to GOD for this informative blog.

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  10. Mula Sa Sinisikatan Ng Araw Hanggang Sa Nilulubugan Niyon...Magiging Dakila Ang Aking Pangalan Sabi Ng Panginoon...TO GOD BE THE Glory!!

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  11. Thanks Be To God for another Wisdom and knowledge. To God Be The Glory. Amen!

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  12. Wonderful prophecies!!! Thanks God!!

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  13. As the sun rises in the east and sets in the west; the truth and reality will prevail...come and be a member of the truth; MCGI

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