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IN THE BEGINNING
Darkness For The Occasion
Although the man and the woman were already in the image and likeness of God, they did not chose to walk by nature in what they were; but rather, they took their godhood, they laid hold of it, they grasped it, they usurped it from the hand who gives so liberally – and in dying, they died. They were then driven from the abode of their Beginning. The grandeur of selfhood veiled their minds, and darkness, therefore, covered the face of their deep. Their world became void of light. Their understanding dimmed. Their revelation waned. Their vision of God faded. Shame swept over them. They covered themselves. And it all started with the subtle lie — "Ye shall not surely die." ...
our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; 18While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. 2 Cor. 4:17-18.
Temporal is translated from the Greek word, proskairos, and means, for the occasion only, temporary (Strong’s). Thayer's gives this: 1) due measure 2) a measure of time, a larger or smaller portion of time 2a) a fixed and definite time, the time when things are brought to crisis, the decisive epoch waited for 2b) opportune or seasonable time 2c) the right time 2d) a limited period of time 2e) to what time brings, the state of the times, the things and events of time....
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