Tuesday, December 27, 2011

HESUS JOY CHRIST / Matthew's Two Discussion of Verse 7


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HESUS JOY CHRIST / Matthew's Two !

Verse 7

7 Then Herod called the Magi and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared.

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

Verse 7

7 Then the head of the household called the daughters and asked when exactly the joy had appeared, . .. ...

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

written by R David Foster

Verse 7 Discussion

Herod is hunting down this alternative to his authority, and using the Magi for his purposes. There is nothing the Magi can do about it, as the milk is spilled. They have unwittingly brought a threat onto the life of the one they wish to honour. It's as simple as that. Now that Herod knows the time that the star has appeared, he will know the age of the infant and can narrow it down by the age of the infant.

Not everyone who expresses interest is sincere. There are many reasons to seek the infant Christ, or One, and not all of them are benevolent. Many people came to Judea looking for enrichment, but many were like the Romans and saw opportunity for wealth rather than spiritual enlightenment. But in the nature of the One, anyone who is not totally committed will fall away as the will of the One prevails. Another way of looking at it, is, there is only one One for each individual, and all else falls away as the will of that one One prevails. We are all called to fulfill our lives as the One intended, and this is unique for each one of us. This being, and furthering our knowledge of being, precipitating further love of this being, is ultimately beyond full knowing, and this leaves a constant opportunity for surprise growth. Any threat to this ultimate purpose will ultimately fall away.

Likewise, as with the Magi and King Herod, the One will prevail over the threat presented by the head of the household. The head of the household likewise sees the One as a threat to their authority, whether it is or not, and has a malicious interest in pursuing the One, so that it may be eliminated and no longer threaten their authority.

Where the Magi followed a star, the majestic daughters are following the joy as a guide to the presence of the One. This joy prevails over all else, and is easily pursued like a game of “getting warmer” - “getting colder”. So when exactly the joy had appeared, would guide the head of the household as to what the circumstances were when the joy had appeared, and provide information as to what may be eliminated so as to eliminate the joy. This could be a person, place or thing. It could be a lover, a prophet, a book, a drink or any other amusement, as long as it provides a joy that threatens the authority of the head of the household. Normally, this is just the head of the household being responsible for their charges, but if there is a limit to their responsibility – a point at which they are to relinquish their authority, then the head of the household is grasping at authority that they are not intended to exercise. Yet the One will prevail, as the infant Jesus was saved to gain maturity.


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