More from a man’s cluttered mind…
We know that “by faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are not seen. The creative word is the energy for words that have power and when we speak there is consequence. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit”. In Christian theology the study of the Holy Spirit is called pneumatology, from two Greek words, pneuma meaning “wind,” “breath,” or “spirit.” Logos means “word,” or “logic.” Generally this includes such topics as the personality of the Spirit, the deity of the Spirit, and the work of the Spirit as presented in the Bible. Synergy from the Greek , (meaning working together, circa 1600) refers to the phenomenon in which two or more discrete influences or agents acting together create an effect greater than that predicted by knowing only the separate effects of the individual agents. It is originally a scientific term. St. Paul used the word in his Epistle to illustrate a dynamic conception of human, divine and cosmic cooperation: “I did the planting, Apollos the watering, but God made things grow. We are fellow workers with God; you are God’s cultivation and God’s building. Synergism stems from the 1657 Theological doctrine that humans will cooperate with the Divine Grace Regeneration. The term began to be used in the broader, non-theological, sense by 1925. Synergy can also mean: A dynamic state in which combined action is favored over the sum of individual component actions. This is the Creative Energy that has come unto you and has rendered you invisible while the outer shell remains. This renovation project called “seed” that started so small can grow to magnificent heights and produce wonderful fruit. “And the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit”. After his resurrection, Jesus planted a portion from his victorious, overcoming spirit into his disciples, as seeds into soft earth. “As the Father sent me, so in the same way I send you.” And having said this, He infused Himself into them, and said, “Receive Ye the Holy Spirit.” Those who will become the Sons of God must receive this spirit seed from Jesus Christ. This seed will join with the spirit in a man or woman, and a new conception will occur. A new spirit life is formed. This fledgling entity is an embryonic Son of God and as it is written: “If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature”.
Did you get any of that Misses the Mark? I’m not sure Rob, but before we go on; I want you to know that I Googled my name and I found out you have been calling me Sin. What’s up with that? And further, why do you get a persons name who happens to be all caught up in his intellectualism? Does that mean combined, we are an Intelligent Sinner driven by the vanity of our mind? Quite profound Misses the Mark. Why don’t we both change our names to Input and Output? So Rob I do guess that you are taking the Input tag right? Well Output somebody’s got to do it. So you think up the bad deed and I am the one who is to carry it out right? Yes, I’ll be the spiritual one and you will be the worldly one then we will have covered all the bases. Well I will be the new man and you can be the old man. Wait, I knew a guy that called his dad “my old man” and he got popped in the chops. Sounds good, let it be. What about Third Person what are we naming him? How about the Holy Spirit? Did you say Holy Spirit? That has implied inferences to our being Input aren’t you a little concerned? Possibly, but at least we will know one third of us is good.
I know full well the integrity and quality of any output is directly dependent upon the quality of the input, we have all heard “junk in, junk out”. So to do justice to Output I immediately went about collecting data regarding both Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Output on the other hand just lies around and when I asked him what he was doing he said “I’m just waiting on Input”. As I continued to delve deeper into the scriptures I found mention of a new and better covenant and having studied contract law I had some semblance of understanding in this regard. So I figured God was laying out a contract implying joint responsibility and performance clauses to wit both parties agree and ascribe, and as sealed by and through Jesus Christ. The prescribed methodologies to carry out the stipulations of the Party of the First Part are made known, and the necessary tools supplied to the Party of the Second Part for the successful completion of the agreement. This Agreement is sworn to and endorsed by the Blood of the Party of the First Part and the Submission and Obedience of the Party of the Second Part. Successful completion of this covenant the Party of the Second Part shall be compensated by full rights and privileges afforded to all who have become brethren to the Mediator of this Covenant and to the Founder and Chairman of the Board. What do think Input? Great job Output for the first time it appears you have made a contribution to this process. Thank ya, Input. You’re welcome. So now we have found that word synergism you mentioned above illustrating a dynamic conception of human, divine and cosmic cooperation: “I did the planting, Apollos the watering, but God made things grow. I think were in for a bumpy ride Input. Me too, but somehow this new plan seems right and another thing I read somewhere that we will get a new name.