Who is God using today? Is God using people standing behind an alter, temple, mosque, kingdom hall, you get the point. Is God speaking to the world today from the Podium or High seat of your place of worship?
We hear so many messages and have so many differing ideas as to what the truth is, what God is, Allah, Brahmin, it really doesn’t matter what you call the creative force of us all. If the truth be told there is only one CREATOR. Only One, all things come from ONE. ONE large circle cannot create an equally large circle of it’s own size and dimension, but within that circle there are infinite possibilities. Just as the one CREATIVE FORCE of the universe, which I like to call God, or even Father, can only be ONE GOD but out of this ONE GOD ALL THINGS EXIST. The purpose of me pointing this out to you is to also state, that if there is ONE CREATOR than there is only ONE TRUTH about that creator. There is ONE CONSTANT that cannot be changed.
For I am the LORD, I change not
This ONE GOD, as I said does not change, and there is nothing greater than this God.
13For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself
So since there is ONLY ONE GOD, ONE TRUTH, ONE IMMERSION into this truth, you would think there wouldn’t be so many divisions in belief. But there are, regardless of understanding there is only ONE. ONE GOD of which all of humanity is ONE BODY that came out from this ONE GOD.
4There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
5One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
Notice, how this ONE GOD is above all (nothing greater) through all and in all, meaning we simply exist IN THIS ONE SPIRIT. So why so many divisions? And where will the truth be found? Who should we listen to? Is a religious leader the way to go? Or is there another way?
Today because so many go to RELIGIOUS LEADERS, who let on that THEY ALONE have this ONE TRUTH we see countless divisions. In the name of God we see people hating each others, fighting each other, attacking each other, cheating each other, stealing from each other, the list goes on and on. The religious world is in an uproar. And for many that follow this religious leader they follow without question and believe themselves to be right as well. And if they have the power they will force what they believe to be right on everyone. This is why we have laws against same-sex marriage, drug use, etc, and many other laws that man has made not because these things hurt other people, and I am not endorsing drug use by any means, but many of these laws were created because a certain religion decided it was “immoral” and so the land begins to enforce what this certain religious group in power demands. In Muslim countries we see how women are treated, and there are still some in our country that say it is immoral for women to wear jeans, men to grow long hair etc. But the fact is, these are man’s interpretation and ideas of what is right and wrong. And when Mankind decides what is good and what is evil, it doesn’t create liberty, it creates bondage! The sad thing is, many will use force, condemn, will even kill so that what they BELIEVE to be true, isn’t threatened or disregarded. A war between faiths isn’t anything new. Mormons were slaughtered for simply being slaughtered. Pagans were slaughtered for being pagans. Free thinkers were tortured and slaughtered as heretic, Lutherans were burned at the stake in England, women were called witches and drowned and hung and burned to death for simply appearing different, perhaps for having a voice. Wars between the Muslim and Christian faith has been going on for centuries, and is still going on today. This has to end. We have to put aside our differences, and see our similarities, we are all ONE. When we see that what we do to one we do to ourselves then this world will know peace.
But since there are so many different faiths, and many roads don’t lead to the way, although I do believe many roads can lead you to the ONE ROAD which leads to the KINGDOM (rule of God). But since there are so many division, we must consider that EVERYONE CANNOT BE RIGHT.
And if this is true, which you don’t need to be a Rocket scientist to see many differing views don’t equal one view, so it’s a good call that many are deceived, then we are left with the question, “WHAT IS TRUTH?”.
Pontius Pilate was left with the same question. “WHAT IS TRUTH?” when the FATE OF CHRIST is given into his hands. The irony is the FATE OF CHRIST is also given into our hands. Religion wants the TRUTH put to death, because it threatens the kingdom religious men and women have created. If people leave the churches, temples, mosques, the religious leaders will not be able to live in the lap of luxury anymore. If people turned to the TRUTH and GOD instead of turning to Religious Men and Women, Religion would no longer be needed. And when the great TRUTH is spoken, the RELIGIOUS MINDED hate this truth because it is opposed to everything Religion teaches. It confounds the WISE (those who claim to know it all).
And so like Pilate we too are given a chance to decide the fate of the CHRIST (power and wisdom) of God. We desperately need to know what the TRUTH IS! But for many instead of listening to our hearts, as Pilate knew in his heart, Christ did NO WRONG.
Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the people, I find no fault in this man.
We too may hear the TRUTH, Love God, Love Others, and we find no fault in this. Simple, no tithing, no handing out flyers about the coming judgment, no infinite torture, everything has purpose, God is in control. We see all that Christ is, we FIND NO FAULT IN IT! But the RELIGIOUS do. They don’t want to lose their stranglehold over the world and their ignorant flocks. And these religious leaders will do EVERYTHING they can to not lose one of those, they made TWICE THE CHILD OF HELL (ignorance) they are.
Today from the pulpit we see many people attacking anyone who begins to speak differently. The latest victim of this is ROB BELL for his book LOVE WINS. Rob had a glimpse that perhaps God could in fact save everyone. Christ(the power and wisdom of God) was given into his hands, and when the Religious Rabble Rousers began to spew their hate and opposition, condemning Him and his book, did Rob Bell stand firm on his belief or did he cave? Sadly he caved, and gave a confession of faith saying “I believe in heaven and hell, and I believe God gives us a choice.” Rob washed his hands of CHRIST. In his heart, he KNOWS THERE IS NO FAULT in this GREAT TRUTH of SALVATION for all. But it was so new to him, and he is so young in this belief and so used to being the King of his large manmade kingdom, he doesn’t want to lose that. Once the people turned against him, he wanted to make it clear, HE BELIEVED IN HELL AND PEOPLE HAVE A CHOICE. We Rob Bell, I’m sorry to hear you say that because I see differently. Just do the research man, no such thing as infinite torture, Hell is simply our ignorance, our carnal death, the truth hidden from our view and so we suffer. And Heaven is finally entering into God’s PEACE, PURPOSE, WISDOM, AND POWER.
This is the problem with many so-called believers today. We want community, God wants unity. So instead of breaking away from what EVERYONE IS SAYING IS THE WAY, and seeking God to find the way yourself, many listen to what everyone else is saying. Because it isn’t convenient to speak against the status quo. So many, wash their hands, and allow the RELIGIOUS ELITE CONTINUE to scream and lead the way for the DEATH (putting away of) OF THE TRUTH, WAY, AND LIFE!
And instead of listening to the TRUTH WITHIN, we wash our hands of it, because SO MANY PEOPLE have so much against it.
Then said Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee
This is the parable of the sower. The seed is happily taken in, we find no fault with it, but then comes everyone else and since we are not properly prepared to face this adversity we fold our arms, and allow the TRUTH to be killed, and we no longer consider it. How many religious people, won’t even accept simple teaching when it is clearly defined and explained with irrefutable proof. It doesn’t matter, “look at all the people and how they are all against it.” – this is what matters, what others think. Religion has taught us to seek the approval of MANKIND and not GOD!
Many are blindly following, wanting acceptance and staying with the status quo. Many others don’t want to leave their wilderness of beliefs and end up going to their grave in this lifetime without ever entering the Land of Promise. The Land of Promise being the WISDOM AND POWER OF GOD, entering into salvation from your fear, condemnation, worry, doubt, and the demons of lies you’ve believed as true your whole life.
What I have learned over the years, many leading a congregation don’t want to hear what anyone without “credentials” has to say. As if going to O.R.U. or some other Christian University and getting your degree or doctorate in what man has decided should be taught and what should be forgot, makes you a greater vessels of truth than one who with a sincere heart turns to God and begs “TEACH ME THE TRUTH NO MATTER WHAT THE COST.” Which is ironic because they put their faith in a man who received no schooling at all.
15 The Jews there were amazed and asked, “How did this man get such learning without having been taught?”
So it should be clear, that we don’t need to LISTEN to someone who simply have a DEGREE in Religion to learn about God. We simply need to turn within and seek God. Those that seek will find.
Now here is something to consider. If you have left the manmade religious system and no longer go to a manmade church, it is a good call, you have also left the teachings of man and now are seeking God for answers. Perhaps you have been enlightened to more, and if you shared what you learned if it threatened what your “home” church taught you may have even been kicked out for it. I have a new friend who lost his job for seeing the TRUTH. Religion is a killer of spirits indeed.
Now of course not all churches, temples, mosques are bad. I know out there, THERE MUST BE sincere seekers. But if they are looking to one single man or woman to lead them, then they are not seeking God themselves.
You have to get to a point in your walk where you actually are disgusted by the beliefs that reared you. Your religious father, mother, brothers, sisters who taught you, molded you, formed you. If you don’t get to a point where you can no longer stomach them raising you, YOU will find the Truth and it will set you free.
If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple
Because regardless of a religious leaders intentions, if they are teaching others from the pulpit in a man-made church they haven’t ALLEGORICALLY left the PHYSICAL WORLD OF WORSHIP. God wants us to go to God, not a minister. God wants your voice to be heard, not the voice of someone who someone else has said “this person is approved to teach the things of God”.
Let me be real clear on this, we do not need MAN’S APPROVAL to speak or teach the things of God. God ALWAYS chooses the FOOLISH THINGS of this world to confound the wise…. In other words, those that consider themselves wise are confounded by the foolish things they believe, and cannot know the Truth when presented, because they can’t yet hear it. (I know that last verse has been taught differently, but people who God’s wisdom revealed to them are not foolish) – the foolish ones have no OIL (wisdom)
So who is approved of God? Who has the right to speak about the things of God? Who is to say who is right or wrong? NO ONE! No one is to say who is approved of God. We are to call NO MAN FATHER on this earth. So much for having a SPIRITUAL FATHER OR MOTHER in the Faith.
Wake up people, there is so much more to learn. You have the voice to spread what you learn. And you can ONLY TRULY LEARN alone with God. God said he wanted all of Israel to come to the MOUNTAIN (a HIGHER ALTITUDE of belief) and Israel didn’t want to go, because they knew to do that they would have to DIE to who they thought they were and who they have been. So they tell Moses, you go, and you tell us. And guess what, NOT ONE ENTERS the promise of God, the whole lot of them died in the wilderness.
YOU EACH NEED TO FORSAKE GOING TO A MAN OR A WOMAN for spiritual leadership, and simply ask God to teach you, then start searching. You will in that time, BE TRANSFORMED! Now let me be clear, I am not saying leave you church family, that would be me putting you under a law. God forbid, stay where you are welcome, but seek GOD, listen to what others say, but don’t drink the kool-aid without first checking to see with God if it is poison or not.
I am not a prophet, not a bishop, not a guru, not a priest, not a pastor, not a saint… I simply am who I am, and I am doing what I believe I am supposed to do. I am not a perfect man, many say I am humble and kind and charitable, they say that I am a good man, but I tell you I feel like I am chief of all sinners. Not because I do so much wrong, but because I can’t seem to ever feel that I have done enough right. I want to be a light in this world, I want to be a candle that is passed to other candles until millions of candles are burning bright in this world. This is my desire. And I pray it is yours.
The reason I wrote my book is because I believed I was meant to, to open the eyes of those who could not see before (my day-dream and desire if you will). I wanted to, in a fiction show the world that loving others is the only way, that everything that happens has purpose, and that we are all GOD’S ONLY BEGOTTEN SON (humanity).
So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
With that being said, don’t look to me, or others in a higher light than you should. We are ONE AND THE SAME, sharing the same experience, learning the same things, but each of us in a different order.
The good news is NO ONE WILL PROCEED another. We are all in this together, for better, for worse, and then for a perfect universe. And this plan cannot fail, but the only way to find it is to find God within you. You have to enter that SHEEP GATE and become the SHEPHERD!
1Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. 2But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
There is only one way in, THE DOOR, Christ, and CHRIST IS WITHIN YOU! And once you enter in YOU BECOME THE SHEPHERD. And you didn’t need a degree to do so, and become so.
You will NEVER find the truth if you aren’t willing to pray, Teach me the truth, take away every false beliefs no matter how much it costs, teach me the truth. I believe when people get to this point, it is because that is what God has already begun within them and their prayer is in fact a temporal witness of what is already being done within them.
I want for all of you, to have hope, don’t be discouraged because of what you have heard in religion or from religious leaders around the world. We are the LIGHTS OF THIS WORLD, and you will ONLY FIND THIS LIGHT SHINING BRIGHT when you LOOK WITHIN! Look within! CROSS THE JORDAN! Take us the CROSS! –
And now a message for all you religious leaders.
4Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more:
(If you think you have credentials, THINK AGAIN!)
5Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee; 6Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.
(You may think you are doing everything right, and are not at fault… THINK AGAIN!)
7But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. 8Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,
The things YOU THINK are benefitting you are actually KEEPING YOU FROM THE TRUTH of CHRIST. You can count all of those things, your “salvations”,”alter calls”,”miracle healing”,”falling out”,”prophetic words”,”dancing”, “singing”,”Praying”, “Traditions” — COUNT THEM ALL AS SOMETHING TO LOSE for the KNOWLEDGE OF CHRIST (power and wisdom of God) – count it as waste that you may WIN (overcome) Christ. (The truth is in you not in a building)
10That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;
So you may know him (the way, the truth, and the life) and the power of the way, truth, and life’s resurrection IN YOU and the suffering tha accompanies this, and the laying down of the life you once lived for the TRUE LIFE of who you really are!
11If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.
So that YOU may also, ATTAIN the same RESURRECTION out of your DEATH (Ignorance) as Jesus did.
12Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
Not that you have already attained this, or have I in this life. But we follow after this life, if need be to apprehend this resurrection.
13Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
So forget everything you used to know. Reach forward to what you are now to know.
14I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Move beyond your traditions, religious buildings, and everything you thought you knew, and press on to the HIGH CALLING OF GOD, which is to become CHRIST. (his power and wisdom manifested)
20For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:
Heaven is WITHIN, so where would the SAVIOR BE FOUND? Within, not without. Our conversation is within, our thoughts are the key, the truth will set us free. Even though we may feel like the chief of sinners.
21Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.
Then we the Chief of Sinners, will no longer see our body (soul/being) as VILE, we will see it a glorious. Every fear and negative thought will be ripped away, we will feel secure, loved, and we will no longer need the approval of others, or be hurt by others, because all our thoughts will be God’s thoughts.
So who is God using today? Is it you? Is it me? Does it really matter who? I believe not. For God uses us all in different ways. Some like Pharoah whom he hardens to test and push Israel out of bondage, and some like Joseph who soon rule Egypt and store up enough grain (understanding) to feed the world. We are all part of the same plan, so we must LOVE ONE ANOTHER. Turn to God to learn about God, don’t have any gods before God within. Not a religious book, religious leader, not a philosophy, not anything. Let your conversation be in HEAVEN and HEAVEN will be in your EARTH (HEART).
That was AWESOME! You broke it down and then broke it down some more. GBU!!!
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I like that Dan, i see it. that man represents us all in the beginning. we are like that man in our religious mentality. We come forth defending God, killing everything in our path. the thing is God does not need to be defended. and when we get to the other side we see differently. Now we come back with the same sword, having been much tempered and instead of attacking, killing and distroying we realize we see differently now. we now go forth in the full fruit of the Spirit having been much tempered and instead of killing we create, we bless, we love, etc…
I see that in this day, we as Christ, will go forth doing our Father’s will and only doing what our Father would have us to do for we only hear His Voice. this is the New Jerusalem come to earth. We are the new heaven and the new earth. It first must begin in us and then I believe it will happen out there. I see us moving in the spirit and speaking to the trees. I see us walking in the towns and reversing the curse. I see that were ever we go we are light bringing light.
This is where the meaning of words is important. The word “tempered” means to bring to a state of calm or peace. Funny thing, the word “propitiation” which simply means to appease which means to bring to a state of calm or peace we can find in scripture. Now what is that sword…Heh
I have another parable as well. For a later time I guess its about 3 sheep and each one is given a cup. They have never seen a cup before and dont know what it is or its use. Its a good one too.
Iam glad God gives to those who seek Him.
Cant wait til my water breaks…
I saw this one time….There was a great warrior and his strength and abilities were unlike many others. Then one day this warrior came to a field and saw only evil ahead of him. He knew it needed to be destroyed, for it was robbing and desolating the field and he thought this could spread and hurt the earth as well. He set forth to destroy that which was evil. Armed with a sword not yet tempered he began the onslaught killing and destroying everything in his path. There was nothing left alive no man no animal not even a small patch of grass. As his last enemy fell he reached the other side of the field and turned to face what he had done. Beholding the carnage of what he thought was victory only led him to discover what he had done was worse than what he had been witnessing. In his anger he thrusts his sword deep into the earth never to use it again. He laments at his works and drifts off into a vast wilderness. As time passed visions of the sword deep within the earth haunt him. The sense that he must reclaim the sword, yet this time take the sword to the blacksmith to have it tempered. Take it and return to the field and cross it once again. This time from the other side of the field he sees what he had seen before. With the newly tempered sword he sets forth across the field.
Iam going to stop at this point in the story for a good reason. I dont know how it ends. I pray that who was meant to read this will and that they will thank our Father for it.
May God continue to bless us with Truth.
Love this comment, love the wisdom in it. I don’t believe Rob Bell folded. He’s just overwealmed right now. I have believed in reconcillation for years and I too believe in a Heaven and a Hell as an attitude not an altitude. Rob had not let this become tempered in his spirit before he threw it out there. He just needs our prayers and us to stand with him.
I am definately with you on that! Rob is in such a great position and his book, (which I haven’t read) but I have this feeling is going to do a great work for people. I understand he has a church and a large following, so this is a scary place for him to be, but when the full revelation hits there won’t be any other choice to make. I believe he may be well on his way, thank God for that!
I hope the warrior, after adjusting and hardening the steel of his sword, he’d realize it would be pointless to do what he had done before. For him to destroy what was unpleasant to him he learned was far worse than what was evil to begin with. I hope he sees that regardless of where he stands it’s always going to produce the same result, perhaps the end of the story is, he returns the sword to the ground and walks away. This one made me really think, wish you had the answer Dan 🙂
Excellent. You quoted numerous scriptures supporting “Love Wins.” To many of the other reviews chose passages which contradicted him. I guess we all pick and choose to defend our own beliefs rather than accept “an inconvenient truth.”
Just an FYI, I haven’t read LOVE WINS all I was going on is what “I thought” that it might have been about. After hearing comments from Rob about the book later, I believe what I was hoping for in that book is what it is, which will be great for many, but not where I would like it to be for myself. And I do agree we all do pick an choose what to believe, I am learning defending your beliefs means you are insecure in them. There really is no need. My belief is eventually we will all come to the same understanding, so for right now it doesn’t matter what others believe and if they don’t agree with me or vice versa. All that matters is love, acceptance, compassion, and forgiveness. Peace man and thanks for sharing!