A person who makes coffee will take the scoops of coffee grounds from one source and drop them into a filter in top of the coffee maker. Some people will grind the coffee beans into small grains then place them inside the coffee filter. There are also other coffee packages with built in filters. Most coffee makers have the process of using coffee grounds and the filter, but they also need water for the finished product.
A filter is a barrier between objects separating the unwanted objects or impurities as it passes through the filter transforming the substance into another. The coffee example is where the coffee grounds are trapped inside the filter and not allowed to pass through as the water transforms them into another container.
Maybe, you are wondering what does this have to do with “God’s Filter“? “Filter” was the thought God dropped into my mind and being a coffee drinker the “filter” image took me to the coffee maker and God completed the thought that He made a filter for mankind. Now, here is where the questions in my spirit began to flow. “Why would God need a filter” was my first thought and he answered? This will be a deep journey that God took me on in understanding one of the many filters He put in place our of love for us.
WHY GOD CREATED A FILTER
When looking at God trying to take in the All Knowing side, which means all data of all things are instantly known to Him from the smallest atom to the largest mass in all creation from the earth to furthest depth of space with no struggle, no overloading the thoughts, or no bottleneck upload with God blows the human mind. Looking at God’s All Powerful side enabling all the physical substance to stick together powering all things from within the neutrons and electrons forming all of space, the sun, the earth, and His children in mankind blows the mind as to the power level it would take without depleting, reducing, or straining God at all. The last thing to look at God would be His All Presence in all places at once at the same time from the tiniest atoms in a blade of grass to the furthest and largest planet in the deepest of space with no place to go without Him being there, no outside boundaries to Him, and nothing exists without His Presence.
God gave us the three basic things of All Knowing, All Powerful, and All Presence for mankind to begin to understand His level of existence, which is cool because how could we call Him God if He was anything less? Now, back to “Why God Created a Filter” question. There are hints throughout the Bible that God has a centralized Spirit core presence of His Light that “…no man can approach unto…” and that “no man hath seen, nor can see…” (1 Tim. 6:16) revealing the reason of “Why God Created a Filter“. God does not want to harm us.
When Moses asked God to see His glory and God agreed to pass His centralized Spirit core presence in front of him there was one condition you cannot “…see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.” As Moses was standing in a certain place God said He would cover him with His hand as He passed by and remove it so he could at least see the back parts only (Exodus 33:18-23). God honored Moses request, but the safety of his life came first.
Here is the cool point of “Why God Created a Filter” for the purpose of protecting creation of seeing Him fully in His Light and live. We now know His centralized core presence of His Spirit has the spiritual form of a face, hands, and back parts. He is everywhere at once, but also has a centralized area of Himself that is so bright with Light no one could live seeing Him purely without a covering. Another amazing side to this is when God put His hand over Moses it held him into place securely until God removed His hand from Moses and he was able to see God’s back parts in a visible Spirit form. God wants fellowship with His creations, but at the same time protecting them by filtering them from the vaporing purity of His power. God’s filter is taking shape.
GOD’S FILTER – ALL KNOWING PATTERN
We have a face, hands, and back parts of God in His centralized Spirit form where the All Knowing, All Presence, and ALL Power resides in such purity no one could live if they saw Him completely. God loves fellowship and the interactions with His creations. A filter was necessary to have this relationship He so desired.
God shared His Spirit filter in physical earthly form. “In the beginning was the Word…” this All Knowing side of God wanted to form His pattern after His own Spirit in an image and likeness (Gen. 1:26). God was creating His children in the form of His Spirit filter (face, hands, back parts, etc.), but in physical solid form. The “Word“, All Knowing part, “…was with God,” the All Knowing part, “…the Word was God” (Jn 1:1). God counts His All Knowing part as the “Word“, which is a plan, expression of thoughts, and embodying an idea. God’s all knowing part took the pattern of His face, hands, and back parts like blueprints for the image and likeness of His children to be.
GOD’S FILTER – ALL POWERFUL SYSTEM
God took His All Powerful part in the pattern of His “Word“, being Jesus the image of the invisible God (Col. 115), pulling together the number of protons creating a physical element forming a body from the earth. Adam was sculpted from the dust of the earth after the pattern of God’s Spirit filter with a face, hands, back parts along with what we know today as arms, legs, feet, etc. The holding power and sticking together of the bodies of mankind came from God’s enabling power. “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made” (Jn. 1:4) This is the Power side of God bringing things into solid forms.
GOD’S FILTER – ALL PRESENCE
God took His All Presence part after using His plans and using His All Powerful Filter System forming from the dust into the image and likeness of that pattern, He then “…breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” (Gen. 2:7) Now, God’s Spirit made His children using His Knowledge, Power, and Presence creating “…the life was the Light of men” (Jn 1:4). He gave us life to live, move and have our being (Acts 17:28). God’s Spirit filtered pattern of a face, hands, back parts, etc. were made solid in man. We are the reflection of His filter.
Now, we can understand the “Word” was with God and the “Word” was God creating all things and making them alive by the very same filter patterned after God if He were solid with a face, hands, and back parts. In this passage of scripture in John is the start of why God Himself became a filter for mankind in solid form many many years later after the sin of mankind.
GOD’S FILTER OF FLESH
When mankind sinned and was sentenced to die the eternal death separated from God’s centralized Spirit core God put His filter pattern of Himself inside the birthing channel of mankind known as the seed (Gen. 3:15). God instantly wanted to redeem His children from sin, but He needed to put a barrier between sin and the heavenly home He created for us. God does not allow sin to live in heaven.
So, God Himself had to become flesh and blood like His children creating a filter of flesh for the purpose of paying the sin debt and removing the power death from the devil (Heb. 2:14). God’s Spirit filter that He allowed Moses to see only the back parts was now residing inside of Jesus, God’s one and only flesh filter for removing sin and putting a plan of redemption in place for all of us.
God had come in flesh and blood body to dwell among us (Jn. 1:14) as a filter tried and tested in all points of temptation as we are (Heb. 4:15) providing a way of escape transforming our impurities through His filter, Jesus, into a purer and empowered form. God was inside the body of Jesus Christ “…reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them…” (2 Cor. 5:19).”
God was happy for all of His fullness to dwell inside this flesh and blood filter of a man called Jesus (Col. 1:19, 2:9) because this was the filter that was going destroy death separating the impurities through the cleansing power of the blood of Jesus and redeeming power of the infilling of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus was the fleshly filter capturing all sin within him like the coffee filter holds all the coffee grounds. Jesus was the pure filter of God that was made to hold sin and death within himself providing a way “…that we might be made the righteousness of God in him” (2 Cor. 5:21). Jesus was and is the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world (Jn. 1:29) for all those who believe in him. Jesus is our filter from the sins of the world.
The coffee is purified through the paper filter as the water passes through it into a new vessel. The body of Jesus is the flesh filter and the spirit of Jesus is the water of life passing through into a new body without death and sin in control. The body of Jesus and the Spirit of Jesus provides us with a born again experience as new creatures in Christ with all things becoming new (2 Cor. 5:17).
BORN AGAIN FILTER
Jesus had the fullness of God inside of himself for the purpose of providing the way, the truth, and the life for the world to return to God (Jn. 14:6). You have Jesus the man and God the Spirit dwelling inside of him covering the filter for the flesh and spirit of mankind to be saved. Jesus the man provided the taking away all the sins of the world and God the Spirit providing the given gift of the Spirit of life.
For us to go through God’s filtering system of redemption we must be born again of the water and of the Spirit (Jn. 3:3-6). God changing us into a new creature must go through the sin removing and spirit filling machine of Jesus Christ. Jesus gave the keys to the kingdom (Mtt. 16:16-19) to Apostle Peter to explain what to do to fulfill the born of the water and of the spirit. “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” Acts 2:38
GOD’S WATER FILTER
God’s plan of salvation has two parts to this filtering born again system. The washing away of sins is through the body of Jesus. His flesh and blood provides the capturing and forgiveness of our sins in him. When we are submerged under water in the name of Jesus the filter of his flesh and blood are applied over us washing away our sins fulfilling the first part of the water born again experience taking care of the death debt and sin debt.
So many religions miss the true filter of God for removing sin. The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost are not the filters to be baptized in to remove sin because the Father is a title of creation not a name with flesh and blood in it. Son is a generic title for all boys born in this world and not a specific name with flesh and blood in it. Holy Ghost is a title to redemption, but not a name with flesh and blood in it to remove sin. Jesus is the name that has the flesh and blood filter of the power of God in it to remove the sins of the world. Father and the Holy Ghost do not possess blood in them to remove sins. You cannot kill a spirit. Jesus died and rose again in the flesh filter God created for the redemption of mankind. The only water baptism recorded in the Bible by the Apostles was in the name of Jesus. Nothing can wash away our sins, nothing but the blood of Jesus.
GOD’S SPIRIT FILTER
God’s second part to the born again filter was the rebirth of our spirit in His Spirit through Jesus. God can redeem our eternal spirit through the power of the Spirit filter inside of Jesus giving us a comforter sent by God in Jesus name teaching us all things and helping us to remember the ways of God (Jn. 14:26). We cannot know the things of God except through His Spirit filter sifting through our carnal thoughts in the direction of the right things to say and do (1 Cor. 11:14). If you should look up in the Bible the word “earnest” you will find the treasure of God’s desire of sharing a deep relationship and good things of heaven before you even get there. God’s Holy Spirit is the best roommate anyone could ever have abiding inside their heart and body helping you live a right life pleasing to God and witnessing to man.
There is only one way you can know you have received the gift of the Holy Ghost because the Bible talks about a powerful transforming experience when you receive it. If you truly think about the Almighty God coming down upon you to fill you with His Spirit it would be nothing less than a powerful union. The apostles had the Holy Spirit come upon them in such a way they began speaking another language God gave them as a sign of His power praising the glorious things of God. Throughout the book of Acts the Holy Spirit was received over and over with the signs of speaking in another language. It was always a two party experience with the receiver and the giver of God. It has never changed nor has God ran out of power to fill you with His transforming filtering power of life. If God wanted you to have this experience would you not want all of it.
God’s filter of salvation is not complete until the born again of the water and of the Spirit is fulfilled according to the Bible and not the man made filters joining scriptures from here and there. May God richly bless your life and remember salvation is completely fulfilled through Jesus Christ – “God’s Filter“.