The Realm of Divine Power

The Realm of Divine Power

Salam Fayyad, Rigmor Aasrud, Rim Bana and Dr. ...

Salam Fayyad, Rigmor Aasrud, Rim Bana and Dr. Munib Younan at the Exhibition “A modern approach to the divine image” by Norwegian artist Håkon Gullvåg In The evangelical Lutheran church of Augusta Victoria in Jerusalem (Photo credit: Beautiful Faces of Palestine)


Jesus said, “You are in error because you do not understand the Scriptures or the Authority of God.” – Matthew 22:29 

note: this audio is a bit loud-

Divine Authority is the source of all perceptions and all forms and all labels: the author or authority, the creator or creativity. Divine Power is the cause of all developments and patterns. 

Does a mustard seed produce a cactus plant? No, the plant reveals the nature of the seed. Only a grapevine produces grapes, right?

Divine Authority is like a seed which produces all that can be perceived, including you. Your nature reveals the nature of that which has formed you. 
Be ye therefore perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect. …
//bible.cc/matthew/5-48.htm

Your wordless nature is divine perfection. There is no nature except divine perfection.

Labels can cover divine perfection, but that is like putting some pickles in to a container that says “this is actually a jar of gorillas, not a jar of pickles.” Labels are just labels.

Have you ever noticed that the way that someone labels the elements of their life reveals their spirit (their character, their self-image)? Labels reveal the one labeling. Labels do not reveal what is labeled.


Luke 13:18 Then Jesus asked, “What is the Realm of Divine Authority like? What shall I compare it to?


…what parable shall we use to describe it? Mark 4:30

He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed
//bible.cc/matthew/13-31.htm
Luke 13:19 It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air perched in its branches.”
English: Mustard seeds by David Turner Februar...

English: Mustard seeds by David Turner February 23, 2005 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Divine Authority has formed you. Every quality of any formation of Divine Authority is a quality of Divine Authority. Divine Authority has formed everything: earth and sky, male and female, reward and punishment, good and evil, righteousness and wickedness, justice and confusion, prosperity and war, love and hate, joy and grief, connection and isolation, as well as every seed, every soil, every sprout, every branch, every blossom, and every harvest.

Does one branch of a tree reveal the nature of the seed more than any other branch? All creations of God equally demonstrate the Divine Power of God, revealing the glory of God, the authority of the source of all creativity. 

There is no physical devil to be worshiped as greater than God or equal to God. Likewise, there is no individual person to be worshiped as greater than God or equal to God. 


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I am the DIVINE AUTHORITY, and there is no other;

apart from me there is no DIVINE POWER.

I will strengthen you,

though you have not acknowledged me,

The story of an individual who claims an isolated authority is an important story. That claim of isolated authority is a mistake or confusion that leads to fear, blame, resentment, contempt, and grief.

Divine Authority is even the cause of the experience of all isolation and grief as well as the only remedy. As the only remedy to grief and isolation, Divine Authority is the only Salvation, the only power to Save, the only “Savior.” 
… You must acknowledge no God but me, for there is no other savior. …. …
//bible.cc/hosea/13-4.htm – 15k
… I, yes I, am the LORD, and there is no other Savior. …. …
//bible.cc/isaiah/43-11.htm – 14k
… For there is no other God but me, a righteous God and Savior. There is none
but me. … There is no other righteous God and Savior besides me. …
//bible.cc/isaiah/45-21.htm – 17k
… Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh? …
//bible.cc/galatians/3-3.htm
Beware of those who speak of only one particular individual or ritual method as a remedy or savior. Each method or tool has some use and every teacher has their value. However, when there is an exclusive claim to authority, what if it is made from a frightened arrogance?

Does someone’s spirit demonstrate the graceful spirit of faith or just words about faith, just sincerity, just a hopeful pretense of confidence to hide a deeper anxiety? Does their spirit demonstrate a pattern of relating such as isolation and even divisiveness and competitiveness and contempt and fear and rage and shame? If so, what credibility would you assert that their words have? 

Matthew 7:16 By their fruit you will recognize them. 

… You will know them by their fruit. Grapes aren’t gathered
from thorns, or figs from thistles, are they? [Only a grapevine produces grapes!]
//bible.cc/matthew/7-16.htm – 16k
English: Two pages of Manual of Mustard Seed G...

English: Two pages of Manual of Mustard Seed Garden (Jieziyuan Huazhuan), 2nd Set vol. 2nd(Bamboo drawing), later edition in 1782 published in Sushu,China, color woodblock printing on paper, bound by stitching (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



If you follow a blind leader who claims to be able to see, then how quickly will you recognize the innocent mistake you have been making? The results reveal the effectiveness of a method. If you follow a foolish leader who claims to be wise, how long will you pretend not to notice that your perceptiveness is beyond theirs? How long will you model your own action on foolishness? How long will you focus on foolishness by protesting it? Turn away from evil, from what disturbs you, from what does not fit for you.

If you follow a deaf leader who claims to be able to hear, will you shout at the one you have been following for being unable to hear or will you recognize the futility of shouting at someone who is clearly deaf? Will you loudly insist to the deaf that they should hear you and follow you, or will you leave behind your disappointment and open to the courage of leading? Stop arrogantly criticizing them for being your leader when it is you who has been naively following them. 

Matthew 7:20 Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.

… So by their fruit you will know them.” … …
//bible.cc/matthew/7-20.htm – 15k
Do not worship any isolated formation of Divine Authority. Do not worship any individual, but instead cherish every individual equally. Do not favor one and then curse another as a villain or enemy. Proclaim the innocent foolishness of all of the characters in the dream of isolated authorities.

Do not worship the idea of an isolated force beyond the influence of Divine Power. You are not an isolated force beyond the influence of Divine Power. There is no such thing.
You are a creation of Divine Authority, a demonstration of Divine Power, an image of Divine Authority, a formation of Divine Authority, a form of Divine Authority, a child of Divine Authority, a branch of Divine Power. You share the same nature or source as all other forms of Divine Authority.



One teacher of religious law was listening to some people debate. He realized that Jesus had answered well, so he asked Jesus, “Of all religious instructions, which is the most important?”

Jesus replied, “The most important instruction is this, ‘Listen, Children of Divine Authority: Divine Authority is One [Complete, Inclusive, Whole, Holy, Perfect, Pure, Limitless]. Worship Divine Authority alone with your whole heart and with your entire soul and with your entire mind and with all your power.'”

 31The second is equally important: ‘Cherish any other as yourself.’h No other commandment is greater than these.”

32The teacher of religious law replied, “Well said, Rabbi. You have spoken the truth by saying that Divine Authority is Complete, and there is not another outside of the source.33And I know it is important to worship Divine Authority with all my heart and all my understanding and all my strength, and to cherish my peer as myself. This is more important than to offer all of the burnt offerings and sacrifices required in the law.”

34Realizing how much the man understood, Jesus said to him, “ You are not far from the Realm of Divine Authority.” And after that, no one dared to ask him any more questions.

Mark 12:28-34
http://nlt.scripturetext.com/mark/12.htm
<< Isaiah 45:22 >>
New International Version (©1984)
“Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am Divine Authority, and there is no other.”
1 John 4:21 And he has given us this command: “Whoever loves God must also love his brother.”
Mark 12:24 >>
New Living Translation (©2007)
Jesus replied, “Your mistake is that you don’t know the Scriptures, and you don’t know the power of God.”

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