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How God Communicates, Part 2

Introduction

In every communication, there are four essential parts: the encoder, the channel, the decoder, and the response. The encoder, say, God, takes His thoughts, which He had from the beginning, and turns them into spoken language. By the power of the Holy Spirit, His Word travels through the channel to people attuned to His wavelength, who decode His Word into the language of the time, like Hebrew. Through the power of the Spirit, God’s Words and Ideas are translated into human language, dreams, and inspired thought. In each of the four steps in communica
tion, energy is needed: to encode, to push the message through the channel, to decode the message and then to answer, or respond in some manner to the message.

Stimulus-Response

Science shows that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Communication adheres to the law. For everything said, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Encoding leads to the equal and opposite decoding. The further reaction is a response to the stimulus. And, communication has a much more far-reaching scope than speaking and answering. When the driver steps on the gas pedal, the car responds by accelerating. The driver re-sponds to the cars reaction to him by keeping the pressure steady on the pedal, reducing pressure, or adding pressure, depending on the conditions the driver observes. The driver is in communication with the vehicle. The term for this stimulus-response in information technology is feedback. When the driver in front slows down by depressing his brake, the brake light illuminates and communicates to the driver behind that he is slowing or stopping. The driver in the back immediately stomps on his brake as well, or doesn’t and crashes into the car in front — a major communication problem results.

Turn on the switch and the lights go on. Twist the dial and the radio starts to play. Press the power key and the computer turns on. Double click on the icon and the application opens. Stimulus -response.

Click on the URL and the web page opens even if the host is located at the other end of the Earth. Everything is communication. Smell food and the person salivates; the body is always communicating with itself through the nervous system. Eat the food and the gastric juices are excreted and the stomach begins peristalsis. The body's brain and nervous system are constantly responding to stimuli.

Even on the cellular level various parts of the cell communicate by chemical and electrical means. As the cell responds further communication continues. Stimulus -response.

People Communicate with the Material Universe

On the mechanical level, people interact with machines and make machines by communication. The die cast maker inter-acts with the material by drilling, sawing and shaving and the material reacts be being formed or resists being formed depending on the strength of the material. The pilot interacts with the airplane by moving the various controls. The plane responds by its movements and further responds by its instruments which communicate to the pilot the attitude, altitude and speed of the plane. The atmosphere communicates with the plane and pilot by thermals, jet streams, and turbulence. The plane modifies, even if slightly, the movement of the atmosphere by its traveling through it. Scientists know that even any examination of matter or nature however slight changes the thing being observed. Everything is communication. Operators of boats, cars, trains, bicycles, skates are in constant communication with the mode of transportation, which in return responds to the operator. Of course, I am using a very general definition of communication.

God Communicated with the Material Universe

Now, let us examine God’s communication with the world and see where it leads.

Gen. 1:3 And God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.

At the precise moment in time when light could be created in the Big Bang, God communicated with the nascent universe by telling it to bring forth light. The universe responded by doing just that and the photon was created. And as the universe continued its expansion and contraction, God began the creation of the Earth.

Gen. 1:9 Then God said, “Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so.

Hearing God’s command, the Earth responded to God’s order as if it were alive.

Then God made a most unusual command to the solar system. He told it to have two lights in the sky, the sun and the moon for the purpose, not of providing light and life to the planet, but for signs and seasons. Yes, light and heat are important but to God the signs and season were more important. The setting sun on the sixth day heralded the beginning of the Sabbath, and the various phases of the moon told people when to keep the holy days God would give many billions of years in the future of this creation. God planned His creation completely in His mind before He began to communicate this plan, which created the world.

Gen. 1:14 Then God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years;

Notice the power of communication and response when God spoke the words of creation. Remember that one of the Hebrew meanings of Lord, Yahweh, is He who speaks or communicates. Notice as well how the logos of the New Testament shows not only that the Message (Word) of God existed in the beginning with its prior thought as well. It is all part of God’s communicating with matter, life, and people.

3056. logos, log´-os; from 3004; something said (including the thought). Strong’s.

And as time went on, God’s planned creation and Holy Message were encoded into human language and sent off in the channel of the Holy Spirit where the people attuned to God’s language decoded them. His Word talked about the creation. Of course, a response to His Message always occurred.

God communicated with the Earth and created major life forms, such as mammals, fish, and birds. Immediately, relatively speaking, the Earth teamed with these creatures, which archeology proves. Next, God communicated with these life forms and told them to increase and multiply. And you know, they did and populated the Earth to the point where it is difficult to find any spot on the planet that does not have some form of life on it. The creatures of Earth responded enthusiastically to God’s Word.

Gen. 1:20 Then God said, “Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens.”
Gen. 1:21 God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God saw that it was good.
Gen. 1:22 God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.”
Gen. 1:23 There was evening and there was morning, a fifth day.

It Was Very Good

When God communicated with the Earth and the living creatures on the Earth, they strutted their stuff, which when God saw it said it was good. In other words the Earth and all that was on it communicated its goodness back to God.

Gen. 1:17 God placed them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth,
Gen. 1:18 and to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good.
Gen. 1:21 God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God saw that it was good.
Gen. 1:24 Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth after their kind”; and it was so.
Gen. 1:25 God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good.

God Creates Mankind

At this point in creation, God stopped communicating with the Earth and all that is on it by verbal language. He formed man from the red clay of the earth, thus creating man in the same way people communicate with matter by forming things as said above. After God made Adam, He breathed into him the breath of life, that is, gave him a spirit beyond the animal spirit in animals and plants — a spirit which gave people the ability to communicate in complex languages, to reason and think, to learn and create, and to have a special degree of self-awareness. Some like to say, that Adam had the Holy Spirit, which he lost when he sinned, but he never ate of the tree of life to receive God’s Spirit. As Job points out all people have the breath of life given by God than makes a person human beyond the nature of animals.

Gen. 1:26 ¶ Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
Gen. 1:27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

Gen. 2:7 Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.

The First Dialogue

Finally God spoke to Adam. Since God talked to him, He must have given Adam language; God told Adam to name the creatures of the Earth and also commanded Adam to do this but don’t do that. How Adam responded by not doing what was proscribed would determine what kind of further communication would go on between God and man.

Gen. 2:16 The LORD God commanded the man, saying, “From any tree of the garden you may eat freely;
Gen. 2:17 but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die.”

4191 muwth, mooth; a primitive root: to die (literally or figuratively).

Adam’s response to God’s communication was to eat of the for-bidden fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. God’s response was to put Adam out of the Garden and allow him to die. God further promised a redeemer to save mankind from the wages of sin — death. God’s plan, logos, from the beginning anticipated that Adam would disobey God’s command and necessitated a human being to save mankind from deceptive and evil communication from Satan.

Satan’s Communication

The reason Adam and Eve decided to respond negatively to God’s communication was that Satan disguised as a serpent brought communication to a new, low level replete lies, deceptions and false promises.

Gen. 3:1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, “Indeed, has God said, ‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden’?”
Gen. 3:2 The woman said to the serpent, “From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat;
Gen. 3:3 but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat from i
t or touch it, or you will die.’”
Gen. 3:4 The serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die!
Gen. 3:5 “For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
Gen. 3:6 When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate.

From there on, mankind has been getting distorted messages about good and evil, right and wrong, Truth and truth. From birth, humans are taught language which relates to Satan’s deceptions, thus making human language fertile soil for sin, not goodness. From time to time God found people who were receptive to His Message (Word), who could tune into God’s frequency. These could “hear” God, dream dreams from Him, or see His manifestations. Some even could see God’s Nature in nature. Some of these were Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, David, Jeremiah, and Daniel, to name just a small handful of the faithful hearers and doers of God’s Message.

God and Moses

After years of wandering the mountain, Moses noticed a burning bush. Until then his receiver seemed to have been low on battery or a bit corroded from lack of use, more likely tuned out. Finally, tuning in to God’s Message, God spoke to Moses through an angel and explained that He was the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Then God revealed His true name to Moses, not Elohim, but Yahweh who is the Eternal One or the I Am and the God who speaks. God also told Moses to go to Pharaoh to tell him to set His People free. After a series of tribulations, Pharaoh relented and set Israel free. As the Israelites became more attuned to God’s Word, He gave them more information, vital information: the Ten Commandments. When God spoke the commandments, His voice sounded like thunder and His presence seemed to ignite the mountain. To reach across from the Spiritual to the physical, God wrote the Commandments on stone, so all could see. Then God waited for a response to His Messages. Mostly, negative, for instead of obedience, most of the people groused and disobeyed. Their language and experience were replete with the vocabulary of sin because their ears were more accustomed to Satan’s communication than God’s. But enough Israelites were persuaded by God’s information that they made it their own.

It is important to understand that the higher and more sophisticated the language a person learns the more the higher language controls the thoughts of the lesser languages. So given a chance the mind receptive to God’s language can subjugate the language of sin and death. Many were so disposed.

Deut. 6:4-6 “Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one! “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. “These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart.

The Word Was Made Flesh

Few understand the power of communication to shred a psyche by sarcasm, to heal a broken heart by encouragement, to laugh with the joyful, to cry with sad, and to create a universe by love. The drill sergeant knows, the teacher knows, the parent knows and the commercial writer knows — they all know the power of the message. The program writer knows the power of the script or code he puts into a program which can transcribe and print this magazine or fly an airplane or guide a bomb. Everything is communication.

Now when God first created Adam, He formed him as said below. What if God created a man as He created the rest of the universe, by command? We know that God did just that. Little by little over several millennia, God communicated His Message to mankind. Those who took His Word to heart, those who were especially responsive in their minds, were able to have the highest language of love and loyalty ever devised. This handful also lived according to the Message.

But something was always missing in their God formed language. Some part of their minds never quite decoded the Message completely or the Message was overwhelmed in part by the deception and language of the evil demon. At a certain point after the Old Testament was completed, when the time and conditions were right, God’s Message of love manifested itself as a human being; by the power of the Spirit a woman conceived a son — a son of man by Mary and a Son of God by the power of love and the Holy Spirit.

John 1:14 And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.
1John 5:1 ¶ Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and whoever loves the Father loves the child born of Him.

Conclusion

God’s completed Message, The Bible of the Old Testament, could no longer be contained by books or by people trying to apply the Message. God’s Loving Message, which He had from the beginning, had to create a Son, a Savior from Him, to enable all who were willing to heed and obtain the latest version of the “Program,” God’s Language, which would be engraved into the person’s heart. As Jesus was the living Message of God and gave example of how God would act if human, God’s Message became manifested in believers, that is, those who understood and spoke God’s Language.

Jesus said he came to do God’s will embodied by His Language. How much more will those speaking and acting on God’s Language, the Bible, with the help of the great exemplar, interpreter, and interceder in heaven to code and decode believes’ prayers and to inspire them to articulate God’s Message to the fullest by their godly actions.

Mark 3:35 “For whoever does the will of God, he is My brother and sister and mother.”

2307 thelema, thel´-ay-mah; from the prolonged form of 2309; a determination (properly, the thing), i.e. (ac-tively) choice (specially, purpose, decree; abstractly, volition) or (passively) inclination:

Luke 22:42 saying, “Father, if You are willing, remove this cup from Me; yet not My will, but Yours be done.”

Talk about positive feed back!

God Bless,

Gil Kovacs