Sorry in advance for the rambling..
I don't think anyone has to tell our incorruptible invisible God to not change into a thing created as that seen.. Visible man . God has no beginning of Spirt life or end. He remains without mother or father but abides from before the foundation of the world our High Priest after the new order of Melchezedek .
Note …. (purple in parenthesis) my personal offering or private interpretation of what I think His interpretation to us is saying.
For the invisible things of him ( of Him not as Him he has no form ) from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, (the temporal seen) even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, (no faith that comes from hearing God) and their foolish heart was darkened.Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory (unseen, the Holy Place) ) of the uncorruptible God into an image (that seen) made like to corruptible man(that seen), and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Romans 1:20 - 23
The unseen eternal Holy place (not seen) is still "not seen".
God will be the glory when the Sun and Moon are not longer needed as temporal time keepers.
Why would a person have someone else other that God not seen stand in the Holy Place reserved as His glory? The Son of man refused to stand there. Spoken of in Daniel as the abomination of desecration.
When the Son of man as that seen, the temporal was called "good master" knowing the word "good" describes the unseen finger print of God. (And he not seen saw it was "good") The Son of man, Jesus gave glory to the father unseen and said.... Only God is "good". The Son of man refused himself from entering that holy place. He warns us in that way not to call any man on earth father, for one is our father in heaven and in the same way call not man good teacher Rabi master on earth for one is our teaching master in heaven. We are brothers and sisters who share the mutual faith of Christ which comes from hearing God. No man could serve two masters . Christ in respect to the Son of man, Jesus who appeared in corrupted flesh demonstrated that for us .In order to put away sin in the flesh
And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.Revelation 21:22-23
Many today I believe have seemed to turned that warning.. "not to call any man on earth "good master" upside down and in doing so take away the understanding of Him "not seen" who does appear in His invisible place as the one source of Christian faith. (not of our own selves)
I would think it would be safe to repent and return to our first love the hearing of God by the labor of his faith working in us, the proper good master. And not like the example of the sect called the Nicolaitanes who left their first love... "hearing God not seen" .
They fell into the trap of the father of lies and put their faith in respect to what the eyes see; " Nicole the leader". Possibly Nicole repented and followed the right order for the new reformed body of Christ. We are warned not to put the faith that comes from hearing God, the Potter not seen in respect that seen. (mankind) .
Isaiah 29:16 Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter's clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?
Makes me wonder according to Luke 18:8 When he does come on the last day will he find His faith working in the hearts of men or will experience.. I had a dream, or I had a vision be the new gods as good masters just as in the time of Noah following after the imagination of their own heart. No faith!!!
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