Tuesday, December 20, 2011

HESUS JOY CHRIST / Matthew's Two Discussion of verse 6


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Since I get such a kick, still, out of blathering on about this stuff, here's the continuation of the discussion of
HESUS JOY CHRIST / Matthew's Two !

Verse 6

6 ” ‘ But you, Bethlehem, in the Land of Judea,

are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;

for out of you will come a ruler

who will be the shepherd of my people Israel.’ b

b 6 MICAH 5 : 2

from the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter Two, New International Version

Verse 6

6 “ ' The Lord said to my Lord:

“Sit at my right hand

until I make your enemies

a footstool for your feet” ' a

a 6 MATTHEW 22 : 44 ;

LUKE 20 : 42-43 ;

PSALM 110 : 1

from the text of the animation HESUS JOY CHRIST / Matthew's Two

written by R David Foster

Verse 6 Discussion

So which is more important – the legacy of King David, or the geographic location of the birth of the Christ or the One? Well for one thing, this animation is specifically about the birth of the One, so the legacy of King David, as maintained and fulfilled by Jesus of Nazareth is more important to this story of the One. But the geographic location of the birth of Jesus is something to be considered for those who are drawn to supernatural occurrences. Jesus being born in the city of King David, Bethlehem, is important to those looking for supernatural signs and acknowledgments of God. But be careful that these supernatural occurrences are not an attempt by Satan to mislead the overly simplistic. I'd rather try to know God, although He is ultimately unknowable, and develop an understanding, than be at the whim of any supernatural claim that comes along.

But the Wise Men, or Magi, were looking for the geographic location of the birth of Jesus, so the scripture quoted to them makes a geographic claim that Bethlehem would be where the Anointed One will be born.

Where did the Wise Men get this idea to come and visit a baby in Judea? My understanding is that there are two ways something can be known – wholistically and partially. The Wise Men came upon their knowledge wholistically. This wholistic way of knowing things can be explained by an example. If you see a stallion come out of a barn, and then after a gestation period, see a colt come out of the same barn, you would know that there is a mare in the barn. This is the wholistic way of knowing things. Alternatively, if you go into the barn and find a pregnant mare, then you know there is a mare in the barn. This would be the partial way of knowing things. It is the classic idea of the problem of the One and the Many – if there is one, then how can there be many ? The Wise Men saw signs and came looking for the baby in the manger. I have generally gone looking for the mare, and tried to further my understanding through inquiry, consideration and integration of what little I know.

But Jesus, as a balance of whole and part, knew far more than even the church has imagined. The Wise Men saw signs and knew the Anointed One would be born, but Jesus, as the Anointed One, knew many more things through the integration of the whole of his awareness with the parts of his awareness. Also, Jesus was in a geographic location that gave him a unique whole view. And, Jesus was at a historical time that gave him a unique whole view. These signs of the place and time were what the Wise Men knew and so were able to locate the manger.

So as a balance of whole and part, the One, which the majestic daughters of communion have encountered in the church, is of the legacy of King David and made alive in the life of Christ, and can be tracked down just as the Wise Men tracked down the manger, by inquiry, consideration and the integration of what little one may know.

So in the animation, the Lord said to David's Lord, “sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.” So which Lord is which ? I would argue that there is a the classic Lord of the Old Covenant, which I would refer to as the Father, but David's Lord, is the Christ, the balance of whole and part, which would suffer and die as the Son, to bring about a new heaven and a new earth through His resurrection. In the legacy of King David, there is the new inkling of the idea of the Trinity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. To me, the Father is being, the Son is the knowledge and awareness of being, and the Holy Spirit is the love of being. And the Christ, which is Greek for “the Anointed One”, who was wholistically anointed due to his place, time and nature in the reality of the world, is the eternal balance of whole and part. This balance of whole and part is of the legacy of King David, and sits at the right hand of the Father, the Lord of the Old Testament. The balance of whole and part is the action of the nature of existence and draws all existence to it. Existence – Father, Being; acts by the balance of whole and part – Christ, the Word, the Son; and is motivated by love – the Holy Spirit. To sit at the right hand is to be the lead actor in the organization of the throne's occupant.

So the One may be found in the macropolis of David, where David's Lord sits at the right hand of the Lord, until the Lord makes the enemies of David a footstool for his feet.

Today's reading from the Second Book of Samuel, Chapter Seven, verses 1-5, 8-12, 14 and 16, is how King David realized he was living in a proper house, while the Ark of the Covenant, the gift of the presence of God, was housed in a tent. David expressed this to the prophet Nathan, who told him to go ahead and build a better “house for God”. But that night Nathan became aware that God would raise up a house for David, as David had wanted to build a house for God. “Moreover the Lord declares to you, David, that the Lord will make you a house.” “I will be a father to him, and he shall be a son to me. Your house and your kingdom shall be made sure forever before me; your throne, David, shall be established forever.”

I believe David will be remembered as a leading founder of the thought of the Trinity, and the balance of whole and part.

Finally, to see this whole seating arrangement, if David can be seen to be sitting at the right hand of his Lord, and his Lord is sitting at the right hand of the Lord, then if this is the complete gathering, then David is sitting at the left hand of the Lord. This will confound many people, but this is the nature of wholism, and the truth of the completion of the seating arrangement.


The Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 18th, 2011


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