Friday, January 25, 2013

SURVIVING THE BRIGHTNESS OF CHRIST’S GLORY: THE LAW OF RESONANCE AND ATTUNEMENT

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When Christ comes, the scriptures tell us that he will appear in the brightness of God’s glory, meaning with a luminous body so intensely bright that Saul of Tarsus, who experienced it only for a brief moment, was blinded by it. If that happened to Saul, how can we expect to withstand that same kind of brightness? Will Jesus wave his hand and perform some kind of magic at that moment? The answer is . . . no.

The enablement to withstand or not withstand Christ’s brightness will be based on a scientific principle no different than those that govern our universe—the Law of Resonance and Attunement. It alone determines whether or not you will be blinded, as was Saul, or worse. Without the understanding of how this law works you may get the surprise of your life. And that’s putting it mildly. 
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SURVIVING THE BRIGHTNESS OF CHRIST’S GLORY: THE LAW OF RESONANCE AND ATTUNEMENT

How will you withstand the brightness of Christ’s Second Coming
if Saul of Tarsus was blinded by it?



 (Note: This article is not addressing the rapture nor the resurrection; rather, those who will either have, or not have, the ability to stand in the presence of a glorious Christ.)


The blinding brilliance that will emanate from Jesus when He comes, according to the Greek word apaugasma(1) is that of a luminous body so full of resplendent Light and Truth that Paul described that glory as beyond the brightness of the sun. Take a look at the sun on a sunny day—you don’t dare stare directly into it or you will damage your eyes, and Christ's glory is beyond that! This became apparent when God appeared on Mt. Sinai and Moses asked to see Him. Jehovah had to hide Moses in the cleft of a rock and shield him with His hand to keep him from looking upon him, only allowing Moses to see Him from behind after He passed by.(2) The fearful Israelites who were watching from below, said God’s presence was like a “devouring fire.(3) For that reason, Isaiah warned: “Who among us shall dwell with the consuming fire? Who of us can dwell with everlasting burnings?” (4) If we were suddenly thrown into the fullness of God’s glorious presence, I imagine it would be like being dropped onto the fiery surface of the sun—we wouldn’t last a nano second. Thus, we can see why God told Moses, “No man can see My face and live.”(5)

So . . . how are we to survive at his Coming?

What this article will cover:
  • The Scientific Law of Resonance and Attunement
  • The Spiritual Law of Resonance and Attunement
  • Resonance and attunement in the Trinity
  • Resonance and attunement in the disciples—Born Again and the transforming process
  • Resonance and attunement in believers—the metamorphosic transformation
  • The positive and negative two-fold effect of resonance and attunement
  • An example of why resonances and attunements must match
  • The Fruitful Christian
  • Dancing with God—It takes two to Tango
  • What if you don’t want to Tango?
  • How I John 3:1-2 tell us how to become like him
  • Six steps on how to resonate and attune with Christ
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To answer the above question on how we are to survive, here is the scriptural passage in I John 3 that tells us:

Beloved, now are we the sons [children] of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. I I Jn 3:1 KJV

The last line means those who survive will, of necessity, have to be like Him in order to see him and not be blinded or suffer other detrimental effects.

So, if the solution to withstand his solar-like brightness and gaze upon Him is to be “like” Him, this begs the question: How? Is Jesus going to sprinkle glitter, or some spiritual dust, over us at that moment? Or is there a scientific law involved that will, in keeping with I John 3:1, make us "like" Him in preparation for that moment?

Yes, there is. It is the Law of Resonance and Attunement. Because both of them go hand in hand, I consider them one Law. (Resonance is a vibrating response to an outside source's frequency; attunement is the connection, or bonding with that outside source that results from the resonance.) This fundamental Law alone explains why Saul of Tarsus was blinded at the appearance of Jesus but John the Revelator was not, and it also predicts how one will become “like” him. Comprehending and complying with this Law is the only possible way one will be able to abide the luminosity and brilliance of Christ’s glorified appearance.

Concerning these and all fundamental laws, Wallace Wattles states: “You can act in accordance with these laws, or you can disregard them, but you can in no way alter them. The laws forever operate and hold you to strict accountability.”(9)

So, here we go . . . First, to understand the Law of Resonance and Attunement, necessitates looking at the way it operates scientifically in our physical world. (Another section will address how this Law operates spiritually.)

The SCIENTIFIC law of
Resonance and Attunement


First, what is a scientific law?

A scientific law, or principle, is a concise verbal or mathematical statement that expresses a fundamental principle of science, like Newton's law of universal gravitation, the laws of chemistry, quantum mechanics and laws of thermodynamics, entropy, etc. A scientific law must always apply under the same conditions, and implies a causal relationship between its elements.(6) 

Scientific principles are those that explain the 'why' and 'how' of various phenomena as against other principles that would merely state a philosophy which stems from deep rooted faith but lacks a scientific basis.(7)

Here’s how these two laws work:

The Law of Resonance
If an object resonates at a certain rate of vibration (frequency), everything in its vicinity that has the same vibration as a dormant possibility will start vibrating at the same frequency. This law applies to everything, from subatomic particles to cosmic proportion.(8)

The Law of Attunement
This word means to “bring into harmony with.” An object that resonates on the same wavelength as an outside source is said to be in attunement (or sync) with that source.

You don’t really have to remember the following—just thought I’d give it to you:
Frequency” is the number of wavelengths per second, so refers to time.“Wavelength” is the horizontal distance between an exact position on contiguous waves, so refers to length/distance.
Regarding the use of these terms, we can liken resonance to frequency, and attunement to the combination of both frequency and wavelengths. One might say to someone, “That really resonates with me," or, "We’re on the same wavelength.”
Examples
A few of the below examples may include a brief spiritual application in italics, but a fuller presentation will follow later.

Music. Consider a guitar (#1) lying on a table in a room. Across the room on another table is guitar #2. When the "A" string of guitar #1 is plucked, guitar #2, which has a dormant "A" string, will suddenly resonate (respond) and sound out its "A" string without anyone plucking it. They are both vibrating (or resonating) on the same frequency. The same thing will happen with the strings of a piano. Lift up the lid and sing a steady note. When you stop, the chances are you will hear one or more of the strings in the piano vibrating and emitting the same note as the one you sang. In both instances of the guitar and piano, they are resonating with an outside source. As a result, they are brought into attunement with that outside source.

Spiritual application. When God, the outside source (like guitar #1) issues forth His word to you either via the Bible or the Holy Spirit, we, like guitar #2, have within us the dormant possibility of responding by resonating because we are made in His image. If we resonate, we sound out the same “note” as God’s, thereby coming into attunement with Him. (One may choose not to resonate because free will is involved)

The universe. Because the Law of Resonance and Attunement is a universal principle, it applies to all of existence—molecules, photons, energy emissions, elementary particle rings, light, color, trees, sun, stars and planets, etc. All of creation has its own distinct vibratory wave pattern set up with the ability to resonate. God sent out the initial frequency and wavelength when He spoke his powerful command, “Let there be!” From that time on, all nature resonated and came into attunement with Him—they had to in order to function and remain in existence. If God withdrew and silenced Himself so that all of creation had nothing to resonate with, the effect would be disastrous. The universe would go into immediate chaos without form and void. But, no danger of that. The scriptures tell us that: “The Son sustains everything by the mighty power of his command [and[ holds all creation together.” Heb. 1:3 NLT; Col. 1:17
Radios. In this example, if you tune your radio dial to 106.9 you will hear only the frequency from the radio tower that is emitting the frequency of 106.9 megahertz, or 106.9 millions of cycles per second, along with its accompanying wavelength. Your radio, being tuned to that frequency, picks it up, resonates with 106.9 and being on the same wavelength, thereby, comes into attunement and bonds with it. (Your radio won’t resonate with 98.2 unless you tune to that frequency.)

Spiritual application: If we want to resonate with, God and come into attunement with Him, we must have our spiritual radio tuned to His particular frequency.

Television. Resonance and attunement, well recognized in the media, is the objective of those creating TV commercials. (They are the outside source, like guitar #1.) They must send out a special message-frequency in their commercial ads to get a viewer (the object, like guitar #2) to resonate with their message and relate to their product. To achieve this, they have to hone in on the viewer's common need, for example, the difficulty of getting soap scum off shower doors. If the TV commercial touches that need, the viewer will resonate and buy the product.

Movies. The movies we remember the most are those we resonated with—usually because it touched some inner need or heart string.

Authors. They, too, must figure out how to get readers to resonate with their book’s theme or message. Resonance becomes evident when readers respond by shedding tears, having their hope renewed, being comforted in tragedy, or determining to change their life for the better. Attunement is evident when they want more from this author by purchasing more of his books. Why? Because they are now on the same wavelength and are resonating with his kind of writing. 

Spiritual application. Similarly, if individuals read the Bible and find that it touches their needs, they will resonate the same “note” as its contents, and come into attunement with its message and will want more from the Author.


Lecturers. If listeners respond by vibrating sympathetically in resonance with a lecturer’s speech, they are willing to donate money or whatever is required to the lecturer’s cause. 

Spiritual application. In like manner, when individuals listen to teachers expound on the Bible, if they resonate with what they hear, they will be converted, come into attunement, and do what God requires.
People in general. When a person communicates with another person and both are on the same wavelength, resonance and attunement is evidenced by their saying, “You and I are on the same note,” or “Your ideas really resonate with me.” But if those two people do not resonate on the same note, the relationship disintegrates and no bonding or attunement is possible. This principle applies to married couples as well.

Spiritual application. When God communicates, those who resonate on the same frequency and wavelength will establish a spiritual rapport and come into attunement. If one does not resonate, there will never be any relationship. 
THE SPIRITUAL LAW OF
RESONANCE And Attunement
 Resonance and attunement in the Trinity
The ultimate example of perfect attunement can be seen in the Godhead. Take a look at the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. As a visual aid, picture in your mind the three in heaven before the world was created; but for this example, more specifically the Father and Son facing each other with outstretched arms (the Holy Spirit is also present, but we’ll just be talking about the Father and Son). Now, although God is One (tritheism is unscriptural), for the sake of this example you will have to picture two separate, man-like figures facing each other. 

Visualize each of them issuing vibrations of love back and forth to each other, resonating on the same frequency and wavelength—but, not only generating and resonating love, but also their character, attributes, thoughts, desires, creative goals, etc.

The Father generates all that to the Son, and the Son resonates the same back. The Father’s character and thoughts are the Son’s, and the Son’s character and thoughts are the Father’s, both functioning harmoniously as one mind, as expressed in Jn 1:18 and Heb. 1:3: “The Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God.” They are so united that they share a common identity, both being considered God, and therefore they exist in the state of “not being multiple,” which is the definition of unity. Being in absolute sync and resonating so perfectly with each other on the same frequency and wavelength, they are in a homogenous state of perfect attunement (along with the Holy Spirit).
(See the April archives for my article on “God and the Trinity, Pt. I” using the analogy of the hologram, or click: http://tinyurl.com/b8t2cyk.

When the Son incarnated into mortality as Jesus, His attunement with the Father in character, thought and deed continued, evidenced by his stating over and over, “Not my will, but thine be done.” He was still so attuned and like the Father, that He said, “If you have seen me, you have seen the Father.Jn 14:9 He could easily have stood in the full presence of God’s glory and been able to withstand the fire-like blinding brilliance.

Was the Father and Son’s attunement exclusive to them? No. How do we know that?

Resonance and attunement in the Disciples—Born Again and the transforming process
We know attunement is possible because Jesus prayed in John 17:21 that His disciples would also become one, like he and the Father were—a goal intended not just for them but for all believers. Possible? Yes—although certainly not on a par with the Trinity. It would be accomplished by the disciples entering into a transformation process initiated by first being born again, “not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God,” thereby being made “new creatures” in Christ and endowed with the Holy Spirit. Jn 1:13 NLT
When someone becomes a Christian he becomes a new person inside. He is not the same anymore. A new life has begun! 2 Cor 5:17
Now, born again, the Holy Spirit aided them in the transforming process on how to open their spiritual minds and hearts and fully resonate with God. Then, after that, oneness and attunement between each other (and other believers) followed.

The disciples, whether they realized it or not at the time, began this transformation process by listening to and resonating with Jesus’ teachings while he was alive. After his death, they were filled with the Holy Spirit who enabled them further to begin renewing * their mind and inner spirit daily to the things of God by studying the Old Testament scriptures, recalling Jesus’ teachings and by communing with God through prayer. 2 Cor. 4:16 *Renew means to “have a fresh mental and spiritual attitude” where “your attitudes and thoughts [are] constantly changing for the better.Eph. 4:23 Amp and TLB

Thus, the disciples grew and increased in their resonance, not only with God but also between themselves as they advanced in attunement and in harmony with each other’s character, different personalities, thoughts, desires and mission objectives.

But something else happened. The natural byproduct of this transforming renewal process was that they were gradually changed into the image of Christ. It was reflected in their countenance, speech and acts. Paul said:
[We] are changed into the same image [Christ’s] from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord”[Holy Spirit] and “we become more and more like him, transformed into his [Christ’s] likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.2 Cor. 3:18 KJN, LNT, NIV
If the disciples were alive today and the Second Coming occurred, the brightness of Christ’s glory would pose no problem, for they would be “like” him, spiritually vibrating and resonating on the same wavelength and frequency as Christ. On the other hand, if they had refused to be born again or enter this process of transformation, their vibratory state would fall far below the Light and Truth emanating from Christ and would prove detrimental to them. (The necessity of matching states of resonance will be explained later.)


Resonance and attunement in believers—the metamorphosic transformation
Paul reiterated and preached to others that this kind of transformation could only take place if one is born again and becomes a new creation by accepting Christ and His act of redemption on the cross—without which they would never be able to enter the enabling process of the Holy Spirit or stand in His presence. Rom. 12:2 and Eph. 4:22  Truly comprehending God’s merciful grace in what He did to save us, is an imperative. Why? Simple. We don’t deserve it. 
He saved us—not because we were good enough to be saved, but because of his kindness and pity—by washing away our sins and giving us the new joy of the indwelling Holy Spirit.Titus 3:5 LNT 
That’s absolutely amazing. That kind of love is beyond comprehension!

For born again believers to embark on this path toward attunement with God and their fellowman, they must pursue the same process the disciples did . . . that of constantly renewing their minds and inner man daily until they reflect the image of Christ in thought and deed.

The use of the Greek word for the process of transformation transliterates to “metamorphosis” where, in stages, an immature form changes to an adult form. We often think of the caterpillar. It isn’t transformed into a beautiful butterfly over night but must go through a pupation process, during which time the larval structures are broken down and adult structures are formed. Similarly, upon acceptance of Christ we are transformed in stages from our spiritually immature condition to a mature one, during which our old ways of thinking are broken down and new ones formed. Paul, cognizant that it was not an overnight event, was quick to add this about himself:

“I don't mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me.
No, dear brothers, I am still not all I should be but I am bringing all my energies to bear on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead.” Phil. 3:12-13 LNT

Wow! Forget his past? Paul, formerly Saul, was a hated persecutor of Christians, intent on killing them; also a stickler for strictly following the letter of the Old Testament law thinking that would save him. But, now, as a Christian, he knew that Christ's redemptive act on the cross forgave him for his past, he had become a new creation, so he didn't have to be be plagued by it anymore.

Believers also further their process, as did Paul and the disciples, by praying and studying God’s words in the Bible. God’s words are (referring back to the guitar example) like God plucking His “A” string. Prospective Christians and believers will respond by resonating with their "A" string.

However, God's word, via the Bible or through the Holy Spirit not only generates “A” to believers but the whole heavenly, harmonic scale that is within Him. Believers will resonate with all of it according to their increasing capacity as the Holy Spirit enhances their transformation even more and endows them with “grace upon grace.” Jn 1:16  Soon, the believer is resonating with everything about God.

Therefore, because they have Christ inside them and reflect His image in their countenance, thoughts and deeds, spiritually, when the Second Coming occurs, believers will be found to be “like” Him, because Christ is inside them and becomes their righteousness.
For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ. 2 Cor. 5:21 NLT
That means, that God credits no sin to their account, and that no sin stands in the way between them and God. This enables believers to stand in the brilliance of God’s presence with Christ's Righteousness enabling them.

The majority of Christians recognize that they, like Paul, haven’t “arrived” yet in fully developing Christ’s holy character because it is a life-long process. They experience ups and downs; but the scriptures say that despite our failings if we continue to participate in the process, and with Christ as our righteousness, our repented sins won’t be held against us.

But here is an important point to think about. Professed Christians will never resonate and achieve full attunement possibilities with God unless they purposely open themselves to the vibratory frequency and wavelength issued by God that will trigger spiritual resonance. They must read God’s Word, keep His commandments and pray. Also, sit under teachers and pastors who expound biblical principles so they can “prove what is that good and acceptable will of God.Rom 12:2 All this will not only aid them in their metamorphosis but also bring them into closer attunement with Christ.

However, if a person is purposely living contrary to God, dis-attunement will be devastating. For example, if that person listens to a pastor teach biblical principles and is not living those principles, there will be a disastrous effect inside them. Condemnation and extreme discomfort results. If unwilling to change, the scriptures state that those who refuse to resonate and involve themselves in the transformation process but continue to pursue contrary or wicked ways, God “shall destroy with the brightness of his coming.” 2 Thess. 2:8,10  It’s not because God hates the individual and delights in having that happen, but because the natural Law of Resonance and Attunement (as well as the Law of Cause and Effect) is in operation, both of which have automatic consequences. What it boils down to is that the unbeliever rejects himself from God's presence by his contrary lifestyle and mindset. (explained more fully below).


The positive and negative two-fold effect of resonance and attunement  
One might ask, “How can the same light of Christ’s glory and brilliance be detrimental to unbelievers but, at the same time, beneficial to believers? Why doesn’t it destroy both, or why doesn’t it save both? Why was Saul of Tarsus blinded by Jesus’ brightness, but John the Revelator was not?”

It is because “like” must dwell with “like.” For example, we know that water and oil don’t mix. Why? Because water is a polar molecule, oil is non-polar, so the molecules naturally repel each other. This makes it impossible for light and darkness to dwell together because they would naturally repel each other. Therefore, righteousness can only dwell with righteousness; darkness can only dwell with darkness; evil can only dwell with evil, etc. Compositions must match.

An example of why resonances and attunements must match
The best example of this is a laser beam and a rock. The rock’s capacity or incapacity to withstand a laser beam is based on a scientific law:

Whenever a body is the same frequency as an outside source, the outside source’s vibrations will be absorbed with no detrimental effects.

Whenever a body is not the same frequency as an outside source, the outside source’s vibrations will not be absorbed and there will be detrimental effects.

The rock, although an inanimate object, contains and emits heat and light. If it happens that the wavelength of the rock's composition of light and heat is in exact frequency with a laser beam’s light, the laser’s light will be fully absorbed into the rock and there will be no detrimental affect. But if the amount of light from the laser beam exceeds the natural vibratory state of the rock, it spells disaster and the rock will be shattered.

Similarly, if a person is indifferent to God and spends their life resonating with evil and disengaging themselves from the commandments, ethics, principles and spirituality of Christ, their spiritual frequency will fall far below the frequency of the Truth and Light emanating from Christ. Therefore, like the laser beam, the Light of Christ will exceed the vibratory state of the individual and the brilliance of His glory will shatter them.

On the other hand, believers who resonate with God, love Him and are attuned by living His principles and precepts, acquire and absorb Christ’s Light and Truth into their spirit and are in a “like” vibratory state. Therefore, when Christ appears, His laser-like brilliance will have no detrimental effect on them.

Wallace Wattles states: “You can act in accordance with these [fundamental] laws, or you can disregard them, but you can in no way alter them. The laws forever operate and hold you to strict accountability.”(9)

But, whoa . . . .
There’s more for Christians to consider than just reading God’s Word and praying.



The fruitful Christian
The life that pleases God, bears fruit as a natural product of one’s faith. James 1:22 says we must be doers of the word, not hearers only. The Christian must be engaged in all the activities that Christ advocates.

J.C. Ryle asks in his book, Holiness:

Is it wise to proclaim in so bald, naked, and unqualified a way as many do that the holiness of converted people is by faith only, and not at all by personal exertion?10

You may call this “works” if you like, but should understand that it is not to earn your salvation as if somehow Jesus’ redemptive act on the cross was insufficient to cover all sin and save you.

The fruitful Christian is one who will share Christ’s love and truth in service and compassionate acts to the rest of humanity. Jesus instructed believers to “let your light [His] shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” Matt 5:16

Christians who truly love God and are bonded in attunement with him will want to do God’s will . . . want to feed the hungry . . . want to clothe the naked . . . want to visit those in the hospital . . . want to help the widows and orphans . . . want to serve the church community . . . want to volunteer time, talents and resources. It is an inevitable outcome of their faith.

Being fruitful is another way believers can bond with God and come into closer attunement with Him.

What does that kind of attuning, or bonding, "look like"?

Dancing with GodIt takes two to Tango
Dancing with a partner is a great metaphor for the believer's unifying spiritual dance with Godespecially the Tango because it always requires a partner, meaning the Tango can't be performed as a solo. Similarly, your spiritual dance requires a partner—God. It can't be done as a solo.

However, in this analogy, I'm not referring to all Tangos—not the overly sensual, or the aggressive kind where the man looks stern and acts controlling toward the woman, but the slow and graceful one that I describe next—one that I'd like you to watch . . .

The Youtube video is titled, “The Best Tango Dance.” Please, please take 4-1/2 minutes to watch this absolutely beautiful dance at http://tinyurl.com/arkdtgx, and while watching it, view it as analogous to the spiritual dance of the believer with God.

You will notice in the opening, the woman is first by herself and slowly walks toward the man. I picture it as representative of the believer taking his or her first steps toward God. As the dance proceeds, pay attention to when the woman finally stretches one arm out and puts it around the man’s back, a metaphor of the believer finally making the decision to bond to God in a close relationship and dance with Him. The dance is mellow and almost comparable to a graceful ballet between two lovers, both flowing in such unified harmony that they are like one body. You have got to see it to appreciate what I’m saying. And, of course, you will have to be thinking of the metaphor while watching it.

(I’ll wait, while you go watch it.)

So, now, if you watched it, you have seen the physical closeness of the two people as they meld together, flow in harmony and become like one body. With no evidence of either partner being controlling, they both lean into each other, connecting chest-to-chest, hip-to hip, sometimes cheek to cheek, both resonating together, totally bonded, flowing together in unison, and engaged in the dance.

Similarly, we must enter into the same kind of closeness with God. We must become totally engaged with God in our dance with Him, yielding to the graceful flow of the Holy Spirit’s musical tempo, which knows when to slow down or speed up, and allow God to give us gentle cues and soft, loving nudges on the back with His hand to guide us in one direction or the other.

So, here’s an important question:

What if you don’t want to Tango?
If you don’t want to, you don’t have to. Pure and simple. God established the principle of free will, the ability to choose for oneself. Nevertheless, with that said, there are always consequences to any choices one makes because the Law of Cause and Effect, which Ralph Waldo Emerson considered the “Law of Laws,” is in operation. Whatever your choices, good or bad, they definitely result in an inevitable effect. It’s the law of the universe. “Whatever you sow, you shall also reap.2 Cor. 9:6-8

Therefore, those living contrary to God’s principles and are resonating and attuning themselves to an opposite lifestyle, are sowing their life on a different frequency and wavelength. Thus, the cause and effect consequences of that choice is that they will be unable to survive the presence of Christ’s glorified brightness. Like the shattered rock that is unable to survive the higher frequency of the laser beam, this is what may happen to those who willingly continue living in a sinful state. The reason this will happen to the wicked is, as Paul tells us, because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 2 Thess. 2:10 This is why Jesus stated that, “Unless a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.” Jn 3:3

Isaiah reiterates the situation:

The sinners in Jerusalem shake with fear.
Terror seizes the godless.
“Who can live with this devouring fire?” they cry.
“Who can survive this all-consuming fire?”
(Answer)
 Those who are honest and fair,
who refuse to profit by fraud,
who stay far away from bribes,
who refuse to listen to those who plot murder,
who shut their eyes to all enticement to do wrong—
these are the ones who will dwell on high. Isa. 33:14-16

Psalm 15:1 also asks: Lord, who may enter your presence on your holy hill? The answer:

Those who lead blameless lives and do what is right,
speaking the truth from sincere hearts.
Those who refuse to gossip
or harm their neighbors
or speak evil of their friends.
Those who despise flagrant sinners,
and honor the faithful followers of the Lord,
and keep their promises even when it hurts.
Those who lend money without charging interest,
and who cannot be bribed to lie about the innocent.
Such people will stand firm forever. Ps. 15:2-5

In other words, survivors will be those who accept and attune to Christ and His righteous principles. Only they can be saved. What about those who don’t accept Christ but, nevertheless, live good moral lives? Jesus emphatically stated, “No one can come to the Father except through me.” Jn 14:6 NLT  Why only through Him?” Because no one is perfect enough to stand in His presence without first having been cleansed of their sin. This can only be accomplished through Christ's sacrifice for our sins. 

Even good, moral people are not exempt from this requirement for all have sinned, if not some physical act, at least in their minds. They, like all of us, were all born with a fallen human nature that has a tendency toward sin, therefore, don’t have the capacity to save themselves or, in some way, make themselves worthy of Christ’s presence. The scriptures tell us that All have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Rom. 3:23, 32  Because we are sinners, Romans tells us: The wages of sin is death, not only physically, but spirituallyRom. 6:23a  In other words, you sin, you die both ways. But Christ set us free from this consequence when he died in our place. Because of that, believers will not die but will be saved in heaven and live forever. Rom. 5:8   

Paul made sure that believers understood that through acceptance of the atonement, Christ becomes their righteousness through their faith. Paul said in I Cor. 1:30, "It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. He also assured believers in Rom. 8:1-4, that there is no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit." Because of that, and living in faithful attunement with Him, they will be fully lifted up to Christ’s own frequency and wavelength to stand in God’s glorious presence. 2 Cor. 5:21 
(For more on the question, “Will a good non-Christian person go to heaven,” or other biblical questions, see http://www.gotquestions.org/good-person.html)

How I John 3:1-2 tell us how to become "like" him
The clue is found in verse 2 of I Jn. 3: 

(1) Beloved, now are we the sons [children] of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. KJV

(2) And everyone who really believes this will try to stay pure because Christ is pure. LNT

Six steps how to resonate and attune with Christ 
  1. Accept Christ and allow the Holy Spirit to function in your life. The Holy Spirit will facilitate your spiritual transformation so that you become a new creature (like the butterfly), and you will walk in newness of life.
  2. Understand His mercy in forgiving your sins, His grace in endowing you with gift of the Holy Spirit, and His gift to us by becoming our righteousness. Then, live in a vital awareness of that.
  3. Daily renew your mind by reading the scriptures, spending time in prayer and conversing with God.
  4. Study Christ in the Holy scriptures and grow in the qualities He possesses until you are so in love with Him that you will want to become like Him.
  5. Select a church to attend that teaches from the scriptures. 
  6. Read this excellent article on Holiness at http://tinyurl.com/d9pw5dz

Summary
God set up the Law of Resonance and Attunement, along with the Law of Cause and Effect, as fundamental principles that scientifically operate in our physical world, from subatomic particles to cosmic proportion; also in the spiritual realm.

By understanding and recognizing how they work, and arranging our lives to comply with these fundamental principles (there’s no escaping them)—coupled with Christ becoming our righteousness—it will be possible to become “like Him.” Then, at the final day we will be able to endure the resplendent brightness of Christ’s Truth, Light and glory and dwell with Him for all eternity.

Until next time,
Janis
(endnotes are below)


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ENDNOTES
1.  Vine’s Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words, p. 152-3
2.   Ex. 33:17-23
3.  Ex. 24:17; see also Heb. 12:29
4.  Isa 33:14
5.  Ex. 33:20
6.  Adapted from Wikipedia
7.  Yahoo answers.com; a commenter named Anita.
8.  Erik Sandersen at: http://tinyurl.com/a6jlarm My editing includes the addition of a couple of words.
9.  “Universal Laws and ‘predictable constants,’ often termed as subordinate laws” by Wallace Wattles. http://www.libertyzone.com/MKS-SOBR-7-laws.html
10.  J.C. Ryle’s Holiness (London: James Clarke & Co., 1956), pp. viii-xvii, 16-33. Cited at http://www.presenttruthmag.com/archive/X/10-7.htm. 





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