It is now 1:45pm Eastern time as I sit down to write this. The reason I give you this time, is because I want to show you how very little thought I put into these essays. Now, that isn’t to say I don’t research, and have in the past, for years I had my nose buried in the Scriptures, as well as other holy books and I do have a good memory. Which does help in calling up those particular passages that are needed to back up a “feeling” you have about a certain thing. Sure I can post what I simply believe to be true, but it is a whole other thing to have a feeling in your heart that something you have felt is actually something you can prove and back up, using the “touchstone” of the bible. For those that don’t know what a touchstone is, it is a stone that is used in the TESTING of precious metals. And interesting enough it is the DEFINITION and literal meaning of the word “Torment” in scripture.” So in the future when people quote scriptures like this one below…
And the smoke of their torment will rise for ever and ever. There will be no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and its image, or for anyone who receives the mark of its name.”
Now you can tell all your friends that the imagery in scripture isn’t literal, and some of the words we believe means “Torture” actually means “to Test until pure”… There is NO rest day or night, for people who WORSHIP WHO THEY THINK THEY ARE. The longer you believe YOU (jane, Jeremy, David, Helen, or whatever name your name is), the longer you believe “Who you think you are” is IN CONTROL, you will HAVE NO REST! You will suffer, because you will never be content and when things happen you will believe they are your responsibility and that it is your fault if things go wrong. The longer people believe they somehow EXIST outside of God, they will be TORMENTED (tested) for ever (aoinos=period of time, ages, age)… In other words the longer you worship your ignorant ego and believe you have no power over your circumstances, you will find no REST, because you will be TESTED again and again until you are pure. There is no rest for the carnal man.
So how do we find REST? By ceasing from our own labor. By STOPPING the belief that everything is our fault, and we can’t do this, or that because we are limited and separated from God, the longer we feel insecure the more we will hate. But the INSTANT, in that TWINKLING OF AN EYE when the LIGHT SWITCH from SLEEP to WAKE inside you! In that moment you will be caught away by the amazing TRUTH of who you are, and you will realize that you ca do NOTHING but what God does. You will be able to find peace, because regardless of what happens you know HAD TO HAPPEN! Good, bad, or indifferent, you see it is all part of the plan. That is the day you will stop being WHO YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE (bob, helen, jeronimo) and you will just BE!
Which is a really nice segway into the essay that I just came up with. It is called the “BE” attitudes. Now, did this article come to me last month, last week, today? The answer is NO! Nope! I had NO IDEA what I was going to write about, so I said to my wife. I WANT TO WRITE! And when she asked what will you write about, I said it will come to me when I sit to write.
This by the way is all a true story 🙂 So I sit down, not too long ago and I look at my facebook page. I say to myself “What should I write about?” I see a picture of my old pastor, long, long ago. I say to myself, I WILL FIND WHAT I AM GOING TO WRITE ABOUT ON HIS PAGE! Seriously people I do this. Whatever we speak in faith, become. Try it!
Now this man is not someone I look to, or want to learn from, he was what I needed for a couple of months over a decade ago. But I keep tabs on people in my life, and he is a nice enough man who has a very nice church. Obviously, we don’t share a great deal of shared beliefs. But that didn’t matter, he was a Pastor. And I figured, since his face popped up on my screen there had to be a reason. And BOY WAS THERE!
So I click over to his page, and THERE IT IS!
IT WAS ALL THERE IN HIS PROFILE PICTURE. I couldn’t believe it. In one moment, like LIGHTNING from heaven, which is actually how THOUGHT is perceived as an electrical storm in the brain… In any event, I SAW WHAT IT WAS I WAS TO WRITE ABOUT AND THAT MADE ME HAPPY!
So, I immediately came over here, opened up wordpress and wanted to bring you all in on how I come to write these essays. By the way according to my clock, it is now 2:07… So about twenty minutes ago I sat down with nothing to write, then two minutes later I have it and I am here writing to you,now it is 2:08 to give you an idea of how fast I type. It’s easy when you don’t think but you just write the words that pop into your head as you do that.
You see that people, is FREEDOM! The ability to create, when you want to create, without worrying about failing, because you know it is already done and there is a reason for it all. Now all you get to do is sit back, roll up your sleeves and enjoy your purpose for the moment. Which you actually desired, but had no idea what you would do, or how you would do it. HOPING for major insight, simply hoping and then BAM! There it is, on an old pastors page… A PICTURE OF OSAMA BIN LADEN and a CROWD of people cheering, and the word “JUSTICE” written, while a patriotic christian man I suppose is cheering over the death of this man. So you can see, that it wasn’t a passage of hope that I found on his page that I could glean from. No, in fact it was the exact opposite of what I would believe I would find on a “shepherds” page. A man who teaches Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. But then to see the profile picture, which was so opposed to the entire message of Christ.
As you can see, as I then saw, I immediately thought, “man I should make a comment on that” – You see that is MY OLD MAN speaking. To openly rebuke someone, would not be take the right way. Only a person who did NOT have such a picture on his page could receive such a message. So I realized, that of course I wasn’t meant to stand in judgment of him. For he can only do as his heart treasures, as the man did that was proudly displayed as being killed. I cannot stand in judgment over this man, and I should not, this is a great lesson I learned. People are where they are, and me telling them what is wrong will not help them, but GOD has a funny way of reaching people through other means. You see, it will be my attitude, and my love, and NOT MY CONDEMNATION that will be a witness for him, which will lead him to realize in a very private manner that he needs to re-evaluate his walk and beliefs. MAY WE ALL DO SUCH, GOD WILLING.
It’s now 1:16, and yes I am continuing to ramble on. I will get to the point, after seeing that picture I IMMEDIATELY thought of what we call the “BE” attitudes… You know the whole “Blessed are the… and so and so :)”
Because any Pastor should know, as any religious leader in any religion, ISLAM INCLUDED people, it is misunderstood. Another allegorical spiritual book that some Muslims take literally, because the truth is, ALL HOLY BOOKS are allegorical and their CORE MESSAGE IS UNITY AND PEACE AND LOVE for ALL! Regardless of what you have been taught, read another holy book and you will see, that if you look at things allegorically it much easier to rectify things like “Thou shalt not kill” in one moment, and then understand why God commanded MANY to be KILLED… God is not double minded, everything is allegory. And so if more religious leaders would understand this they would stop celebrating the death of who “they” consider an enemy and they will instead “Mourn” the loss, and embrace their brothers and sisters so we may only know life. BUT THAT IS NOT WHAT WE FIND TODAY!
No, we find all RELIGIOUS LEADERS approving of the murder of whoever they consider an enemy. For the Christians, Jewish, and yes Hindu’s, and Buddhist’s (as crazy as that sounds, even the Dalia Lama who would not swat away and kill a fly, approved of Bin Laden’s murder)… WHAT IS GOING ON PEOPLE? Is there ANYONE we can turn to today that has that ever elusive “BE” attitude.
Well let’s dissect this chapter line by line. I will give you my feelings on an alternate view of what they may mean. And I want you to really question why these are called the “BE” ATTITUDES? The reason is, if you do this, and see this, you will stop trying to be someone you are not, and you will SIMPLY BE! And no one will threaten your standing, no hardship will prove to trying, no amount of loss or illness will steal the hope of GLORY that is now YOU, because you will BE!
So let’s start to look at this, and see what it really means? And then question, why every major religion and almost every one of their leaders are so far from that “BE” ATTITUDE.
Matthew 1 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:
Like Jesus there will come a time, we will see the world the way it is. We, a chosen few, will see the multitudes and it will trouble us. So we will go higher, we will seek God as to what we should do. We will understand that before we can speak to others, we must first be taught ourselves. And as we are there, those that know us will come to us for answers. They will have questions, so we needed to go to the Mountain of Truth to beg for the words to say, and in faith we will know when it is time to say them, or write them, we will be given the words. We won’t think of what we should say when we are brought before big names and important people, we will just speak what is put on our heart. Because we will understand, after being to the mountain that whatever we do or say, so long as love it at the helm, is meant to be and will bring about a perfect work.
2And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
When that moment comes, and they ask us we will speak a simple yet profound message. One that has been spoken before us. One that has always been spoken by those who enter the Kingdom. And we will begin by saying the obvious…
3Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Those that don’t think higher of themselves and see themselves as low in God’s eyes. Those that don’t esteem themselves higher than others will always put others before themselves and because of this they will know Righteousness, Peace, Joy, and Power in the Holy Ghost.
4Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Those that mourn the loss of their false beliefs. Those that mourn the loss of possessions, loved ones and friends for the sake of the Kingdom of God will be comforted. They that cry out for more will have more. Those that want to know the truth because they mourn the life they have lived ignorantly, THEY WILL BE COMFORTED! Because they understood who they thought they were is not who they want to be, and they will learn to simply BE who they are.
5Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Those that are gentle and seek to do no harm, and simply learn that “it is what it is” and accept things as they are meant to be, shall actually be able to live the life they want. They shall possess their souls and will rest because of it.
6Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Anyone that REALLY WANTS THE TRUTH, anyone that REALLY WANTS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THIS WORLD, will be filled with the wisdom to do all that and more. We are all being tempted in the wilderness of our lives in this world, but when we have overcome the temptation to be like everyone else, we will HUNGER, as Jesus hungered. Blessed is any man who hungers, for just like Jesus the ANGELS (MESSENGERS/THOUGHTS OF GOD’S TRUTH) will feed you, until you are filled with WISDOM so you can begin the ministry set before you, as Jesus did. Remember “as he is so are we in this world”
7Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Those who have forgiveness, love, and mercy on others, shall obtain every single thing they give out. Yet they will also realize how much better it is to give than receive. They will be BLESSED going in and coming out, it will please them more to help another than to be helped, but all they give they will certainly get.
8Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Those who have no alternative motives, those that aren’t seeking approval or praise or wealth at the name of God’s expense, shall know the full depth of God, they shall see God face to face and KNOW AS THEY ARE KNOWN!
9Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Only those Born of God can bring peace to the world, to another’s heart, to a debate, to a relationship. For peace is the very heart of Love, Love gives birth to peace. And these born of Love will bring peace to many.
10Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
When many are attacked for not going along with the multitude. When they are challenged and attacked for their beliefs or for their heart and actions, they will learn from it all. They will not suffer, because Righteousness, peace, joy, and Power in the Wisdom of God is theirs. They will realize THEY WERE PERSECUTED so they could become RIGHTEOUS, and their end will be better than their beginning. The last state of a man is always better than his first.
11Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 12Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
You will understand that everything that has happened to you, has happened FOR YOU! The reason… so you could become CHRIST MANIFESTED through your SOUL, the two become one… For THE SAKE OF CHRIST, these things happen. So when trouble comes, you MUST remember it is for your benefit! When you realize this you will not return evil with evil, you will return evil with good.
13Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
Salt is so important. It CURES the meat, IT PRESERVES the MEAT (WHICH is an allegory for the wisdom of God) – You all are the ones who will CURE and PRESERVE the truth and wisdom of God in the world, BUT if you are not “BE”ing the authentic child of God, peacemaking, meek, and filled vessel of God, how can you CURE the LAND and the PRESERVE the TRUTH?
What I am saying to you people, is IF YOU AREN’T BLESSED than you have lost your CURING AND PRESERVATION powers, you have to USE to forward the Kingdom of God. In other words, if people aren’t showing you the above “BE” attitudes they are NOT THE PEOPLE YOU SHOULD BE TURNING TO… TO KNOW GOD! YOU DON’T NEED THEM!!!!!!!!
14Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
Your very LIFE is CHRIST, you are THE POWER AND WISDOM OF GOD in this EARTH! You who can hear these words are CHOSEN VESSELS! You have no choice but to SHINE THE TRUTH to the world! BECAUSE YOU HAVE BEEN CREATED THAT WAY!
15Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
In other words people, it’s time to stop HIDING! It’s time to grow up and wake up and know who you are! You don’t exist for NO REASON! You’re very reason for existence is to “BE”! And you will!
16Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
So love your enemies, do good to them that hurt you, be a LIGHT in this world. Let people ONLY SEE GOOD, let people only see LIFE AND TRUTH AND LOVE. Let people only see GOD IN YOU! Because your good works reveal GOD IN YOU and in so doing you light the way for others to do the same! The mystery will be revealed!
17Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
And don’t think, as some say that when you come to this understanding, that God is all in all, and does all, and is all, and that all will come to this, don’t be ignorant and think you can act anyway you want. I am not saying you can act any old way you want, you can act ONLY AS IS MEANT TO BE, AND THEN you can TRULY LIVE! But the ONLY WAY to LOVE GOD AND LOVE OTHERS is to believe you must. But you cannot if you think your “carnal nature” is you! The truth of who you are, doesn’t set you free to live your life anyway you want, NO, you can’t act of think foolishly, you can only LOVE GOD AND LOVE OTHERS, because this is FULFILLED in YOU by the REAL YOU, which is YOUR TRUE LIFE!
18For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. 19Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
If you don’t love God and love others you will continue on in this world. Until who you think you are passes away, whatever you sow you will reap. You’ll understand that anyone that doesn’t truly love has the least amount of Righteousness, Peace and Joy. And it will be clear, your righteousness better exceed that of the Religious teachers in the land. Anyone who isn’t teaching LOVE GOD, LOVE OTHERS is not fulfilling the law, and there is no way into Righteousness, Peace, Joy and Power in the Holy Ghost unless you LOVE GOD AND LOVE OTHERS!
21Ye have heard that it was said of them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: 22But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
This is the point here people. Humanity is still killing, and even from the pulpit rejoicing over such. Look, it’s as bad as killing to want another killed in your heart. And too many people today want to destroy others because of differing beliefs and this needs to end. The longer this nonsense continues the longer those acting this way will suffer. YOU CANNOT KNOW RIGHTEOUSNESS, PEACE AND JOY without LOVING GOD AND LOVING OTHERS… So don’t even mock people who are ignorant of the Truth or you will pay too.
23Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; 24Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
So if your going to go out there and try to spread the “gospel” if you will, you BETTER not hate. It doesn’t mean you may not be hated, but don’t let it bother you. This happens for Christ’s sake, You are blessed remember that. Which is why you can reconcile your feelings and offer the TRUTH without an agenda or trying to simply prove you’re right and they are wrong.
25Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.26Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.
Because if you don’t. And you go blow for blow with whoever has a problem with you, you will suffer because of it. And you will not be free from reaping what you have sown, until you have reaped what you have sown. So don’t go there, it isn’t worth it.
27Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: 28But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
Don’t ever entertain the world’s religious belief, stay true and united to the Spirit of God within you. Don’t even want what those seemingly wealthy religious leaders seem to have. Stay the course, stay true, and you will be blessed to simply “BE”. But if you constantly want more, than you will never be content.
29And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. 30And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
So in other words, if you think a certain teaching or religion will profit you more, don’t even entertain the idea. Get rid of it immediately. Because to leave the Truth of God, to leave that hunger and thirst for something else, when GOD is all there is, you will NEVER BE FULL! And you will suffer, because you will never be content, so don’t want more and be content with where you are and what you are meant to do and you will know joy!
It is now 2:20pm and I am now tired of typing. I think that about does it for today. There is more instruction with the next couple of chapters, but it really all boils down to this. Whatever you do to others you do to yourself. Trust that everything is going according to plan and that you can’t change it even if you want to, but know that NO TRUE HARM will come to any of you, especially when you come to this understanding. The “Be” attitudes, are a way for us to FINALLY BE WHO WE ARE instead of trying to be someone we think we are. And when that day comes, you will see all you have been through and you will be happy, because your end will be greater than you beginning, and you will see you beginning from the end. Ultimately, here is the BEST ADVICE if you can hear it!
48Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
Be Perfect, as God is perfect! BE LIKE GOD because you are GOD’S IMAGE and to BE anything less, is a LIE!
It’s 2:26 as always I won’t edit this for a while. So forgive any mistakes and I pray this essay had a purpose. I believe it did. And I hope you can see that all one needs to do is to BE and BELIEVE that ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!
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