The Trinity and the Three Cycles
Thanks for the insights you've been sharing!
That is interesting. Because you're correct. And yet we do have (good) 'work' to do. But, even that is a gift!!
It just occured to me.
What we first Hear is that it is all a gift and by inheritance. Not by works. Our Father gives us this Gift Grace (influx from the Father.)
This is Joseph, the eleventh son which equates Joseph (us) with those that came at the eleventh hour and recieved the same wages as those who had been working all day long.
You don't earn inheritance, it's in the blood.
Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
This morning I came across another mention of inheritance, in Psalm 82:8 Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations. In the margin, it linked to Psalm 2:8 (and I immediately noticed the numbers being similar) which says: Ask of me, and I shall give [thee] the heathen [for] thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth [for] thy possession. and even that bears out your point that the inheritance is ours for the asking
While I was looking at what Richard had written in the BibleWheel site (about Psalms, Psalm 2, and the other links in Isaiah 19 (because Psalms is on Spoke 19), I came across this, which I thought would appeal to 'Timmy the twinitarian', if he sees it.
'The theological significance of the Second Letter follows the pattern established by Aleph. Aleph( ) is the Father's Initial, Bet () is the Son's Initial, and the divine alphabet begins as an acronym of Father () and Son (), the first two divine Persons of the Trinity.'
16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; 17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.