Importance of opening doors

(Revelation 3) “20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, then I will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he with me. 21 He who overcomes, I will give to him to sit down with me on my throne, as I also overcame, and sat down with my Father on his throne. 22 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assemblies.”

There are doors in our life. Door is by definition something which separates two connected spaces and can be opened in some way.

Christ teaches us that we should open doors. It may be a scientific breakthrough (that is when not just continuous development of science happens, but well breakthrough) or something other.

To him who both hears Jesus’ voice and opens some door, He gives a high reward. The condition of the reward is both a breakthrough and hearing His voice. If an unbeliever (and even a believer which fails to hear and understand Him) does a breakthrough, he is not rewarded. But we should do breakthroughs to be rewarded.

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Blood of Christ is an instrument of payment

(1Pet. 1) 18 knowing that you were redeemed, not with corruptible things, with silver or gold, from the useless way of life handed down from your fathers, 19 but with precious blood, as of a faultless and pure lamb, the blood of Christ.

Here we see that (on the heaven) blood of Christ is an instrument of payment, just like as silver and gold are instruments of payment on the Earth.

For something to be used as an instrument of payment, it needs to be precious just like gold, and in this Bible fragment we see that blood of Christ is precious.

By the way in modern Hebrew the word “damim” may be translated both as blood and payments. Coincidence?

Blood of Christ before it was poured

I now found some discrepancy in my understanding of New Testament and blood of Christ:

(Mt. 26:27-28) “27 He took the cup, gave thanks, and gave to them, saying, “All of you drink it, 28 for this is my blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for many for the remission of sins.”

(Mr. 14:23-24) “23 He took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave to them. They all drank of it. 24 He said to them, “This is my blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for many.”

How can this be blood of new covenant before the blood of Christ was poured out, “baptized” the underground waters of the Earth and entered into vine plants for us to be able to take Eucharist?

Hope to hear your answers.

What does it mean that Jesus resurrected in flesh?

We know that Jesus really resurrected, that is not remained just a flesh-less spirit.

But what does this mean? What is the difference between being a ghost or a real man, when it comes to a body which is able to enter into a room with closed doors, to change the face to be unrecognized, but also able to be touched, and even to eat?

(1Pet. 3:18) “being put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit”.

My interpretation is the following: Jesus Christ is the “living God” as prophesied in the Old Testament. Yes, because every verse of Old Testament witnesses about Jesus, accordingly (Jn. 5:39) “You search the Scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and these are they which testify about me.”

To be living it means that he can touch, get an item in his hands, build a mechanism such as a clock from physical details. This means that He is able to operate in our world, unlike flesh-less spirits which at most are able only to communicate with living people and ask them to do something in this material world, not to act in the world directly.

This means that Jesus Christ is in a spiritual body after His resurrection, but His spirit is so powerful that he can be called truly alive.

One more reason to do scientific research

Matthew 25:

33 He will set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.   34 Then the King will tell those on his right hand, ‘Come, blessed of my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world;   35 for I was hungry, and you gave me food to eat. I was thirsty, and you gave me drink. I was a stranger, and you took me in.   36 I was naked, and you clothed me. I was sick, and you visited me. I was in prison, and you came to me.’
37  “Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry, and feed you; or thirsty, and give you a drink?   38 When did we see you as a stranger, and take you in; or naked, and clothe you?   39 When did we see you sick, or in prison, and come to you?’
40  “The King will answer them, ‘Most certainly I tell you, because you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’   41 Then he will say also to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his angels;   42 for I was hungry, and you didn’t give me food to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me no drink;   43 I was a stranger, and you didn’t take me in; naked, and you didn’t clothe me; sick, and in prison, and you didn’t visit me.’
44  “Then they will also answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and didn’t help you?’
45  “Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Most certainly I tell you, because you didn’t do it to one of the least of these, you didn’t do it to me.’   46 These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

I am a volunteer who does mathematical research.

Previously I thought I do it just for fun. I assumed that the mankind will be wiped out by a comet as described in Apocalypse, but now I understand: I need to do my best to help the people. The best thing I can do is to advance my scientific research. So I should do it. I thought that there is no reason to help people as it is not spiritual but useless matter. Now I’ve realized Christ wants me to help people, because helping poor is to help Christ himself. So I should serve by my scientific research.

On meditation and Christian religion

Some Christian preachers teach: “You should not meditate (in the sense of eastern religions), because a part of meditation act is not-to-think.”

I doubt this:

(Matthew 24:44) “Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.”

(Luke 12:40) “Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.”

Jesus comes to us when you do not think! Maybe we should not follow eastern religions in how to meditate, but we should sometimes not to think, so that Jesus to come to us.

Why Jesus needed to be tempted?

(Hebrews 2:17-18) “17 Therefore he was obligated in all things to be made like his brothers, that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make atonement for the sins of the people. 18 For in that he himself has suffered being tempted, he is able to help those who are tempted.

Have you ever wondered about Heb. 2:18? Jesus already knows all what means that He knows all situations. Isn’t it enough to help those who are tempted? why he himself should be tempted in order to help others? This looks like a very difficult question.

I do not know the answer in details but propose this explanation:

Jesus needs to suffer and be tempted himself so that when He helps somebody, the opposition would not be able to say: He tries to help tempted persons which he himself was not tempted and did not suffered.

It is only a possible theory. I welcome you to discuss in comments to this blog post possible explanations.