You Are The Lights of The World
The whole of Christianity revolves around one common belief and theme, and that is, THE ONLY WAY FOR SALVATION is to have faith and confess in Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World. Now there is debate over what that means, how one must accept Jesus, whether or not they need to be baptised, when they need to be baptised, what they must do to hang unto that salvation, whether those saved are predetermined, whether it is free will and one must choose, whether only a few are saved or all of humanity it saved. Now if you think that list is dizzying, just wait until you are told what else you have to do by many denominations within Christianity. Well the article I offer today, will prove it is never really “You” (who you think you are) that does the work, it is God. You will see as scripture states that everyone will eventually comes to the unity of the faith, knowledge of the truth and stature of the perfect man. Look to prove that scripture teaches the ultimate salvation of all of mankind is a simple task. Many, many scriptures prove this… below are a few.
Philippians 2:11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Isaiah 45:23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
Romans 14:11For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
1 Timothy 2:4 Who (GOD) will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
There is a growing number of people who believe, that GOD WILL FINISH HIS CREATION in VICTORY. Meaning, everyone will be saved. And as great as that is, I still believe many don’t know what it is they are saved from. Well, if you believe you are saved from place of infinite torture in a place called hell, I have news for you. You are in Hell in this world, when you are ignorant of who you are, who God is, and how God is in control of all things. Hell is the suffering caused by our ignorance, and yes we are saved from this mindset. But truly it is our carnal ego, (who we thought we were) that we need saving from. This is that anti-christ that is sitting on the throne of God declaring himself to be God, (who you thought you were, or think you are, your carnal ego).
Let me give you a short explanation. The Throne of God is your mind/heart. If you believe you have total free will, that means WHO YOU THINK YOU ARE is in fact sitting in the place of God, saying you are God and you are in complete control. The number of that beast is 666… Human beings are carbon based lifeforms, 6 protons, 6 electrons, 6 neutrons. 6 is the NUMBER OF NATURAL MAN. Most people know themselves after their physical body, and the physical world around them. They judge everything outwardly and THAT is the big problem. God is spirit, and the physical is merely a projection of what is happening within. Everything outside of us, is meant to lead us within to the source.
28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: 29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God
Life is not about what is outside of us, it is ALL ABOUT WHAT IS WITHIN US! And that is what this essay is about. That is the amazing truth that I hope to share. But if you have any questions on some of the topics I have mentioned so far, on this blog I have in-depth papers written, on the anti-christ, hell, salvation, etc… so for the purpose of time, after reading this paper please go to the search bar and search for these essays for more info.
I will state also, all of us have our ideas about the things of God. But truly God’s ways are past our finding out, human intellect and reasoning just doesn’t do the trick. So no degree from a Christian university makes one an authority on the things of God, a collar or title doesn’t make one an authority on the things of God. Only God makes one and authority on the things of God, and he saves this wonderful wisdom for those that seem foolish, for those who you would least expect to hear it from, he saves it for those who do not think highly of themselves, those He gives the desire to. The desire to “Know the truth regardless of the cost”… Then these things MUST CLICK WITHIN, they must be revealed. So how does one know if what I write or another writes is true? Well you SEEK God with a pure heart, asking God to lead, and guide. It is good to study papers, essays, and articles written by men, but TEST the spirits always, seek, and you shall find if they be true. (Including the ones I write, as I am NOT the authority, God WITHIN is.)
To let you know what I believe is simple. I am not like many, who say, you can believe whatever you want, live anyway you want and know salvation… I believe there is only ONE WAY to the Father and that is through the SON. You cannot be SAVED (free from the bondage of this world/carnal thoughts and the cares of this world) unless you come to the knowledge of who you TRULY ARE IN CHRIST, and when you do you will know CHRIST (The Word of God which is TRUTH, the Wisdom and Power of God).
You are saved by knowing the TRUTH, it is the TRUTH that sets you free. It isn’t until you have this wisdom that you will be saved (from yourself/ego).
But how does one come to know that he needs to be saved from the false image of who he thinks he is, when almost every denomination teaches you need to be saved from an event in the future, and that you are saved by an event in the future, meaning you are saved from Hell, and must wait for Jesus the Flesh man to return… I’m sorry to say, you will not find either in this life, regardless of how many preachers, priests, or religious teachers say “the time is close”…
There is so much division in Christianity today. Thousands of different beliefs, hundreds of different traditions, and each denomination seems to be at odds with the other. Each denomination claims to be right. Yet, scripture tells us…
1 Corinthians 1:10
…that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment
And with all the division we see among these churches everywhere, there are fewer subjects greeted with as much passion, and defense, as the divinity, or lack of divinity, of Jesus of Nazareth.
The only thing many seem to agree on, is JESUS CHRIST (the flesh man) being SAVIOR. But they have no idea what this REALLY MEANS.
They focus on the outward man, not the inward man. They put their faith in a man from two thousand years ago, and say THAT MAN IS MY SAVIOR, and never once consider what THAT MAN was truly teaching at all.
1) That as he is the light of the world, SO ARE WE
2) That we MUST do as he did, “become Christ”, death to ourself/ego and resurrection/enlightenment.
3) That he is the first among many
4) That he was the word revealed to men, and that we are living epistles to be read of all men
5) That we are to be ONE with God as Jesus was One with God
Seeing yourself as the SON of GOD, the same as Jesus the man, today is something that is taboo to even discuss. But even Jesus pointed out that even the scriptures teach this, when he brought Psalms 82 to his condemners attention.
I said, “You are gods, And all of you are children of the Most High
We are ALL CHILDREN OF THE MOST HIGH, the problem is most refuse to believe it.
Now I don’t want to get ahead of myself here. But simply consider that we are all part of the same body. And if the same body, then the same as the head of the body. We are all ruled by God, as my fingers are ruled by the thoughts that precede them and force them to type these words. We are all ONE, AND THE SAME. When we understand this and see others as ourselves and do unto others as we want done to ourselves we will truly become free. LOVE is the KEY!
1 Peter 4:8
And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.”
Notice the words, ABOVE ALL THINGS… love is the highest priority. Is that not evident in Jesus’ teaching?
27 So he answered and said, “ ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and ‘your neighbor as yourself.’”
28 And He said to him, “You have answered rightly; do this and you will live.”
But let me get right into this paper already!
Many say the Gospel of John Chapter One holds the key to Jesus’ divinity. So, this is what this paper will be about. And I pray it opens our eyes to what is really being said in these verses. Let us find out, who “Jesus Christ” is and how this man and his story relates to us.
We will do all this be dissecting the words in these verses of John Chapter One and pray the truth of it all opens up to us. As it is the GLORY OF GOD to CONCEAL (Hide) a thing. And Christ (TRUTH) comes (Is revealed) in the GLORY OF GOD (Hidden Truth).
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
“In the beginning” is straightforward, as the word “beginning” is the same word used in Genesis 1, when God created. However, the rest of the verse, and the definitions of these seemingly insignificant words like (was, with) open the door to an alternate view of this first verse.
The word “was” in this verse translates into “I WAS”, denoting past tense. To truly understand what we are talking about, we must understand that “The Word” is TRUTH.
Psalms 119 “The sum of thy Word is TRUTH”
So we are not talking about the literal man Jesus Christ here. The MAN Jesus Christ didn’t appear on scene until about two thousand years, or so, ago. In fact, in this Chapter, Jesus isn’t mentioned until later… It is the WORD/GOD’S TRUTH that is mentioned here. Which is TRUTH and SPIRIT, which was in the BEGINNING.
God is SPIRIT and TRUTH. “Your WORD oh Lord is TRUTH”
However, it is the next line, that can shake the foundations of what most have been taught, and it is simply looking at the translation of the word “WITH”.
In the Beginning was the TRUTH, and the TRUTH was “WITH” God.
Here is where, the door opens a bit more for us. The original translation of the word “WITH” (Pro/v) in Strongs Concordance DOES NOT translate to what we know “with” to mean, like I am “with” my wife, or “with my friends”… No, this word “with” translates into something very different.
WITH – 1) To the advantage of 2) towards 3) near – (In fact, the NAS translates this same word WITH as “about, according to, pertaining, in regard to, etc.) This changes the whole meaning of the first line in John.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Let’s translate that now: In the beginning was the TRUTH, and the TRUTH was (pertaining to God, to the advantage of God, according to God, in regard to God, about God.)
Now this actually makes sense if you think about it.
In other words, it means in the BEGINNING was the Truth and the TRUTH was ABOUT GOD. In beginning, The TRUTH of GOD was UNDERSTOOD.
Before ADAM’S (Mankind’s) Fall (becoming Ignorant of God’s Truth and Spirit) – Man knew the TRUTH.
The same was in the beginning with God.
Now this next line is where it becomes a bit more surreal. Because we MUST translate the word “WITH” the same way. Also, we find the word “SAME” translates differently as well. The Word “Same” (Ouutov) translates as “This or These” so really this next line, translates into this below.
This was in the beginning (according to, pertaining to, about) God
– So now we see the first two verses of John appear differently.
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God.
In the beginning was the TRUTH and the TRUTH was ABOUT GOD. The Truth was God. This was in the beginning about God.
Now to save time, I am going to simply place the Strongs Translations next to the words. So whenever you see a (……) you know in between the (…) is the translated word.
3 All things were made (came into existence) by (through) him (God); and without(apart, separate) him (God) was(came into existence) not any thing(no one) made(came into existence) that was made (came into existence).
All things came into existence through God, and apart from God nothing came into existence, that came into existence.
It’s pretty easy to see, that WE AREN’T talking about a literal MAN named Jesus here, we are talking about GOD, not a man from two thousand years ago. Since this TOOK PLACE IN THE BEGINNING.
4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
In God was Life.
And, what is LIFE according to scripture?
Proverbs 3 calls it Wisdom and Understanding. “wisdom is a tree of life”
In God was Wisdom and Understanding and this Wisdom and Understanding (of God’s Truth) was the light of men…
The LIGHT of all men, according to scripture, is the wisdom and understanding of God’s TRUTH (WORD) and in Matthew 5, we are called to let our light shine forth.
16 Let your light (Understanding of the TRUTH) so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven
I hope you can see, so far, there really is no mention of a LITERAL MAN from 2000 years ago.
Now before I go any further, I want to be clear, so those reading don’t get all salty, or should I say, lose their flavor… JESUS THE MAN revealed the WORD in HIM. The WORD was his LIFE (wisdom and understanding), so he was in fact the WORD of God. As we are called to be living Epistle, we also are to reveal the WORD of God… So you need to see, just because he was the first to reveal the WORD of God among many brethren, who “would do even greater things than he did”, doesn’t make Jesus the man, someone who is completely different from us, it makes him…
The first-born among many brethren, the first-born among the dead. A PATTERN, which is why we must do as he did. The good news is, I believe God predetermined all of it, so none can fail.
For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
But back to JOHN’S GOSPEL… IN CHAPTER ONE, the scriptures are NOT speaking about a LITERAL MAN as many have been taught. We are talking about THAT WORD that was IN THE MAN JESUS.
2 Corinthians 5:19
that is, that God WAS IN Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation
Notice God is IN, God’s ANNOINTED to reconcile the world (Lusts of the flesh, lusts of the eyes, the pride of life) to HIMSELF (God) – This is all about GOD BECOMING ALL IN ALL. No longer hidden from his creation, but ONE with his creation.
In him (God) was life; and the life (understanding and wisdom) was the light of MEN(plural).
Notice the word MEN… The scripture speaks of God’s LIFE being the LIGHT OF MEN (MANKIND). It really is stating that God’s TRUTH (word) when understood by US helps others to know God, which is in HEAVEN (Which we all know by now, is within us all)
5 And the light shineth (became evident, bring forth light) in(by) darkness(ignorance); and the darkness comprehended(layed hold, took possession) it not.
This last verse, HAS NOTHING to do with the truth NOT being understood by the Ignorant… Rather, this last verse truly translated into…
And the Wisdom and Understanding of God’s Truth became evident by the ignorance of it. And the ignorant didn’t lay hold of it, or take possession and own it.
This is a beautiful picture of the parable of the BLIND man who Jesus saw outside the TEMPLE. Key words here being “OUTSIDE the TEMPLE”. When you exist OUTSIDE the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, you too are blind (ignorant of the truth)…
But back to my point. When Jesus and the disciples saw this BLIND MAN, the disciples asked whose fault it was that he was born Blind. Jesus responded it was no one’s fault, it was so GOD could be glorified, when he sees.
You see we were ignorant of God’s truth for one reason, so God’s truth could become evident because we first became ignorant of it… It is sort of like knowing the LIGHT because you first knew darkness.
How else would we learn? Once again, this first chapter in John, seems to be talking about God and US (humanity as a whole) and not about ONE literal man from 2000 years ago.
6There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. 8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. 9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
These last verses speak of HOW WE FIRST HEAR about God’s truth.
It is through John, (symbolic of The Law and the Prophets) that bears witness of GOD’S TRUTH (LIGHT), but the man who TESTIFIES of GOD’S TRUTH, that is the LIGHT OF ALL MEN, is NOT GOD’S TRUTH.
You see, we should never mistake the messenger for the message. We should never mistake the LAW for LIFE, or a Man for God’s TRUTH. Man can simply bear witness of the TRUTH, the MAN is NOT THE TRUTH, but it is through the Man, that the TRUTH is revealed. The MAN cannot be the TRUTH, the TRUTH can only be IN (within the thoughts) MAN.
10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
This line clearly isn’t speaking about the literal world. Because the literal earth, to my understanding, has no ability to reason. So the WORLD must be an allegory of carnal man’s thoughts. For in 1 John, we see ALL THAT IS IN THE WORLD.
1 John 2:16
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
The “world” is our Carnal EGO.
Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.
Remember, Judgment begins at the HOUSE OF GOD. We are the house of God. Our Souls, our Sense of being, our thoughts of individuality (in-division-and duality) – remember Christ COMES (revealed) into the WORLD (our ego) to save the WORLD (our ego)
“What shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world, and lose his soul?”
So, God was, and is, IN US, and WE came into existence through God, but We didn’t know God (we didn’t have his wisdom and understanding)
But this is where it gets SURREAL… The translations below for the words (came, unto, received) open up a whole new idea about what this next verse means.
11 He (God) came (appeared, became known) unto (for, to) his own (pertaining to one’s self), and his own (pertaining to one’s self) received (accepted, joined to) him (God) not.
Let be clear about what this verse means to me. I will translate into my own words below.
God appeared for Himself, God appeared to Himself, But God did not accept God as Himself.
John 1, is not dealing with a literal man, but John 1 is speaking about the creation of all. John 1 is dealing with US, all of HUMANITY.
We have lost our understanding and wisdom of who, and what we are. And, the purpose of that, is so the TRUTH of GOD (the mystery of existence, the hope of Glory, which is CHRIST IN YOU) could be known.
12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
The word RECEIVE (Lamba/Nw) here in GREEK, means to take what is one’s own, to take to one’s self, to make one’s own.
So, as MANY as TOOK HOLD OF WHAT IS THEIR, As MANY as BELIEVED the TRUTH of God and who they were, become SONS OF GOD.
It goes to explain, this has life and truth has nothing to do with Flesh and Blood, literal man or a single man, it has to do with being BORN FROM ABOVE as God’s beloved. He gives US (humanity as a whole) power to become the SONS OF GOD…
Now let me put that in perspective for you… As a puppy is a child of a dog and becomes a dog. As a kitty is a child of a cat and it too becomes a cat…. So is a SON OF GOD, offspring of GOD and becomes a god.
I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
Once we believe the TRUTH of God and who we are, then we too become THE TRUTH as JESUS DID.
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Jesus was the First born among MANY BRETHREN… He was and is the word, as we too become LIVING EPISTLES to be read of all men. He is the Light of the World, and we too become the same.
“YE ARE THE LIGHTS OF THE WORLD”
14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt (tabernacles/dwell) among (IN, BY, WITH) us, (and we beheld (Contemplate) his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
The instant we BELIEVE THE TRUTH, the WORD IS MADE FLESH in US. And we test the spirits this way, those that say “Christ is come (revealed) in the Flesh” is of God. 🙂
The TRUTH comes into existence through US, and God lives IN US, BY US, WITH US, and we Contemplate his Glory as the Only Child of God, full of grace and truth.
In closing, I would like to bring attention that no one ever sees God, they are simply made aware of God.
18 No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
It is the SON (Those RISEN WITH CHRIST to understand the TRUTH) that declare God…
And for those who wonder what the BOSOM of God is, they need look no further than the literal world, where we too were nursed with milk by our Mothers. The Bosom is the place where God reveals himself through us, to us, by us, for us… So that we all become ONE.
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Peace to you all,
“The Truth Will Change You”
Recently, I, and a group of new friends, have been discussing a very important topic, the resurrection. I posted an essay on this subject awhile ago which laid out many reasons that I believe the resurrection takes place inside of us, and may not necessarily be something that happens after we physically die. Not that I don’t believe in an after life, or that we may in fact return to earth in a new body, as Elijah did, to carry out our purpose if not complete. The truth is no one really know what happens after we die, but there is plenty of evidence out there with Near Death Experiences and the study of brain activity to prove that after we die physically, who we are spiritually lives on.
But today’s paper is not about what happens after we physically die, it is about what is happening in the here and now. I believe the problem with most religions is they are too focused on what happens after you die. What they don’t teach is that experiencing Eternal Life and the Kingdom of God is not a future event but a NOW event.
19 And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole. 20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: 21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you
So while many religious leaders and religious organizations focus everyone’s attention to what happens after they die, I will focus people to the here and now. Because NOW is where salvation is, it has nothing to do with something you experience after you die.
And Jesus said unto him, THIS DAY is salvation come to this house
And what is salvation? Is salvation being set free from something that happens in the future? Or is salvation something that saves you now? Use your head, if you are drowning you don’t need a lifeguard after you drown, you need to be saved in the here and now. And SALVATION is a now event. It is the moment you cross over from the death of your suffering, ignorance, fear, and struggle, into the life of liberty, peace, truth, and hope.
You will find that this is what the resurrection of Christ is, as well. You become a new creature, the old you was dead (ignorant) and the new you is born again (resurrected)…. This essay will show you how that is possible.
Now I will not condemn anyone as ignorant if they say there IS a literal flesh and bone resurrection. You never know, the ways of God are beyond us all. But once again, I am not focused on the future which is not here or even real, I am focused on the here and now, which is all we have. And so is God…
However, regardless of whether you believe in a literal physical bodily resurrection from the literal grave there is still much that can be spiritually learned from this essay. And if you understand that the TOMB is mankind’s ignorant soul, that Christ (The power and wisdom of God) rises out of than, yes indeed this essay is for you as well.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited tombs, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.
So regardless of what your particular belief is you will benefit from this essay. Personally I am moving past the old teaching of resurrection unto perfection (the whole truth and wholeness of God) – This is my desire, to know the truth no matter what the cost. I pray it is the same for you.
1 Therefore LEAVING the principles of the doctrine of Christ, LET US GO UNTO PERFECTION; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, 2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD…
We do find clearly spelled out in scripture that FLESH can never inherit the Kingdom of God, so I question why so many believe there will be a physical flesh resurrection after literal death. With that being stated, if you’re still with me, we’re about to move on to some insight that I hope will open your eyes wide and get you saying, “Wow, I never saw that before!”… Then again you may not say that at all, but I ask only that you read with an open heart, and if you really want to know the truth I know you will one day KNOW the Truth/Word/Christ.
First of all, I am neither better or worse for stating there is no literal resurrection (the way it is taught in churches I mean). For, if there is a literal physical resurrection like something out of the movies than good, and if not, well then… good. I cannot prove either and neither can anyone of you. It all boils down to what we’ve been taught or what we have been allowed to see and believe. Seeing as I cannot prove there is not, and neither can anyone prove there is a literal flesh and bone resurrection I will instead make a strong statement of my faith using the scriptures. I will say that the RESURRECTION of CHRIST takes place WITHIN US and while many are CRAVING THE DEAD BODY OF JESUS to return again alive and well, I understand that Christ is resurrected in HIS BODY, but that HIS BODY IS ALL OF US. We are the hosts, the lord of Hosts is revealed in. Our life is Christ, Our life is hid in Christ. Christ IN US is the Hope of Glory, not Christ outside of us coming again in the future. Christ is not returning, for…
Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I (CHRIST) will NEVER LEAVE YOU, nor forsake thee
Since, Christ (The power and wisdom of God) NEVER LEFT, that means it is still within us.
To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ INSIDE you, the hope of glory
Notice, this is a MYSTERY, scripture goes on to explain that it has been HIDDEN. After all it is the Glory of God to hide a thing!
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing
And Christ comes (which literally means REVEALED) in the Glory of God. In other words, the Truth of who we are in Christ is revealed in our understanding of this great mystery. WHICH believe it or not is the mystery of who we really are.
I believe it is more important for us to consider what this resurrection means in the here and now. What does any doctrine benefit me, if it is a future thing. Christ said, I am the resurrection and the life, he who believes in me, THOUGH HE WERE DEAD, will live! I hope you understand literal physical dead people cannot believe anything, because THEY ARE PHYSICALLY, LITERALLY DEAD… I hope you can see the allegorical DEATH Jesus was talking about is mankind’s ignorance, or being ruled by their carnal mind.!
For to be carnally minded is DEATH; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
It’s simple really, for many life is more like death than living at all. For many their days are filled with misery and no hope at all. When trouble comes they think the worst and believe “well that’s just my life”.
Everyone that is not LIFE that is DEATH. Life is understanding who you are, that all things (even the bad) work together for the good. LIFE is following the desires of your heart, loving others, and knowing love yourself. LIFE doesn’t mean you’ll always be happy, but it does mean you understand that there is a reason for all things and that all things are meant for our learning and our enlightenment.
So DEATH, in scripture is not explaining the literal physical decay of the body, where the LIGHT (Life force) of that body has fled and only a dead shell remains. NO! The Death scripture explains is very clear, it is being ignorant to the truth of God and who you are. But there is hope for those who are living a life of Death. The Dead will RISE as scripture promises. The way for this to happen is when you are enlightened to the TRUTH/WORD of GOD, and the Power and Wisdom of God (which is Christ) is active in your thinking and evident in your life. The Dead RISE, when the Ignorant to BELIEVE the TRUTH OF GOD and become spiritual minded.
For to be carnally minded is DEATH; but to be SPIRITUALLY MINDED IS LIFE and peace.
Now I understand, a lot of you are waiting for JESUS to return in his LITERAL BODY. To which I say, you need to fully understand just who JESUS CHRIST’S BODY IS. YES, Christ will be resurrected in His literal Body… which is ALL OF HUMANITY.
“Know you not that YOU ARE THE BODY OF CHRIST”
Oh I know, some will say, “How can that be, there is only ONE JESUS… and that is not ALLEGORICAL but LITERAL.” I in no way am saying that there was no Jesus of Nazareth. Not at all. In fact without his example, and the gospels we would not be able to discern who we are. His life was a pattern of our life. he clearly said, if you do not take up the cross and follow in the same steps you are none of his. the scripture go so far as to say, AS JESUS IS SO ARE WE.
1 John 4:17
Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because AS HE IS SO ARE WE in this world.
Jesus said he is the Light of the World, and told his disciples WE TOO ARE THE LIGHTS of the World.
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid
Now this many people aren’t ready to handle. But it doesn’t make it any less true.
1 John 3:2
Beloved, now are WE the SONS(offspring) 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
At the moment it may not appear that we are who we are in Christ. But when THIS GREAT TRUTH, this GOSPEL is revealed to us, this LIFE IS RESURRECTED in us, then WE SHALL BE LIKE HIM. Because AS JESUS CHRIST IS SO ARE WE.
Pay attention to this next verse. Right now we are as sheep following a Shepherd, but look WHO WE BECOME when we enter into this understanding.
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.
Now here is the reason that we must all come to the UNITY OF THE FAITH. Because in fact we are all ONE IN CHRIST.
So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another
We are ALL ONE BODY! This is why a majority of scripture teaches to do unto others as you want done to yourself. In fact, when you hurt others you are indeed hurting yourself. When you love and lift up others you are loving and lifting yourself up. Notice how scripture states, Love others as you love YOURSELF.
YOU shall love your neighbour as YOURSELF.
The entire law rests on these two things, Loving God, Loving Others. And the others you love are to be loved as yourself, for you are ONE WITH THEM!
According to scripture God only has one SON (child of God) – ADAM & CHRIST, the 1st child and the last child. But ONLY ONE begotten SON of God.
Adam, which literally means MANKIND, is the first NATURE OF MAN (Ignorant) and the second ADAM (Mankind) is RISEN, ENLIGHTENED…. So even though you see many, many people, we, the MANY make up the ONE SON (CHILD OF GOD)
So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
Should the hand say to the foot, you’re not Christ. Should Bob say to Bertha, you’re not Christ? I think not… Although, not all have CHRIST RISEN (revealed) in them… HOWEVER, CHRIST is in all.
Meaning most are still DEAD IN ADAM (ignorant of who they are, which is of course God’s child) but when you BELIEVE THE TRUTH you will LIVE (Be resurrected in Christ, as Christ) — too much for some to comprehend, I understand. But think about it, we are given the NAME OF CHRIST, THE MIND OF CHRIST, AND WE ARE THE BODY OF CHRIST… who truly are we?
The instant we ate of that TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL. The POWER AND WISDOM of God was buried underneath the lies of who began to believe ourself to be. Then we put God outside of us far away from us and we DIED (Became Ignorant).
Look, the Hope of Glory is not Christ outside of me returning soon. The Hope of Glory is CHRIST IN ME. It does not say the Hope of Glory is for Christ to resurrect in a separate literal flesh body outside of our own. In fact, before Jesus died he told everyone where he was going and where he, and we, would be.
1Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
Now many will say THE FATHERS HOUSE is some place far away, a place called Heaven, where Jesus (the great carpenter that he is, will be building us a mansion of gold) — However, people the FATHERS HOUSE is not outside of us, in fact, WE ARE THE FATHERS HOUSE. The Temple of God – US!
Saying unto them, It is written, My house (the Temple) is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves.
This is an allegory. Jesus, had to go before his followers made him God himself. And today that is exactly what a majority of Christians have done. Made Jesus separate from us, and called him God, instead of seeing Jesus as a brother.
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
This false belief takes the focus of God and finding the truth of who we are in God. Jesus always put the focus on the Father, and he also said we would do greater things than he, “Greater things than these we shall do”, that as he is a Light in this world, we are the Lights of this world, that as John put it “As Christ is, so are we in this world”. Jesus understood that we were no different from him, he was just the First born among the DEAD (Ignorant), the First Born among many brethren… – which means people, we are all ONE IN GOD. Which was the very nature of Jesus’s prayer in the Gospel of John.
And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
The prayer basically means, God let them understand that WE ARE THE SAME!
There is NO DIVISION in ONE. Meaning we are ALL ONE, all the SAME, all united. Think about how much better the world would be if we saw each other as a part of ourselves. If we knew what we did to them, we do to ourselves. This is a great mystery, because so many people are selfish and think they are separate from others, when in fact, as Jesus said, “Do unto others as you would like them to do unto you.” – Meaning what you do to others, will most surely be done to you, because we are all ONE.
In truth, Hosea puts the 3rd day resurrection wonderfully and it paints a clearer picture of how this truly speaks of all of us.
1 Come, let US RETURN to the LORD. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds. 2 After two days he will revive US; on the THIRD DAY he will restore US, that WE may live in his presence.
The resurrection spoken here is about restoring ALL OF US to the Power and Wisdom of God (Christ), after being stricken by the darkness of our vain imagination. It is all about RETURNING TO GOD (Truth).
But, I will answer, in a nutshell, why I am not worried, or concerned, that I do not hold onto a belief that “Literal Decaying Bodies or skeletons in the ground” will rise again in the judgment. And why I am only concerned with our RISING from the DEATH of our ignorance, as judgment begins at the house of the Lord. (ME and YOU). And if judgment begins IN US then that means God is going to destroy everything IN US that is not IN HIM (GOD/TRUTH/SPIRIT) until CHRIST is formed in us, as Paul said. Every false belief (portrayed as goats, tares, etc in scripture) will be destroyed, burned away (spiritually), when Christ is RESURRECTED IN US.
My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you
Look at a very similar passage in Revelation.
And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
Just who do you think that WOMAN is… The WOMAN is our SOUL, who is going to deliver CHRIST. So the WORD will be RESURRECTED in our FLESH.
I spent a good deal of my life in carnal practices and principles. There was a time that I believed I had to baptize my son thanks to Catholic guilt. But I wised up and did not do the same for my daughter Shiloh, who according to the Catholic church is damned until she does so. Ah, the foolishness of vain traditions built on fear and shame.
Carnal mankind has made a god in their image. A god they can control. A god they can give birth to every year, persecute and crucify every year, and raise again every year. This is what many are celebrating today. The resurrection of Jesus, which takes all of the focus off the TRUE RESURRECTION that is to take place within us all. They look OUTSIDE OF THEMSELVES and WAIT. When God looks WITHIN and MADE CLEAR through Jesus RESURRECTION IS IN THE HERE AND NOW! So please tell me why everyone is looking to the sky and waiting and not wanting the kingdom to come (be revealed) on earth (in our waking life) as in heaven (the true spirit life/God’s ways and wisdom)
To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God
But now, I am moving unto perfection and I challenge you all to at least question and possibly do the same. Even though I understand “Each Man in His Order”.
Look, like Paul, there was a time that I, too, knew Jesus after the FLESH (My carnal mind) but No longer. Now I find it hard to know anyone, or anything, after the Flesh. In fact, if you’ve read my articles enough times it should be pretty clear I’m all about the “spirit” of a thing. I look for the “spirit” of what the scriptures teach, and I leave the literal (letter) because it doesn’t profit me, or anyone, at all.
In the discussion I mentioned earlier a new friend raised an important point. “What about those that witnessed Jesus placed in the Tomb, and witnessed his disappearance and ascension, etc.”
This point is the genesis of this essay and deals specifically with what was “quickened” to me about this event. Quick note of that, look again at what I wrote, “what was QUICKENED to me”. You when reading this had no problem understanding I meant, what was revealed to me, what was made clear to me. Yet, there are many people who will say a “Quickening” spirit is a spirit that will re-animated a literally physically dead body. As opposed to understanding it is all about QUICKENING (giving understanding and wisdom which is a tree of life to one who had previously been ignorant.)
1 Corinthians 15
45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. 46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
Our first nature is all about our five senses, it’s all about the temporal, sensual world. The first man, in other words, is NATURAL. (Get it?) Our second nature (after the truth has been RISEN within us) was made a quickening spirit. In other words, we don’t look to the nature, literal letter of things, we see to the SPIRIT of things. We don’t say the parable is literal, we say, “this is what the parable is teaching us.”
But I digress, I am going to attempt to show you that the events after Jesus’ death, where Joseph and Nicodemus begged for the dead body of Jesus from Pilate and buried him is ACTUALLY a picture of carnal Christians who CRAVE that DEAD JESUS (who they continue to worship today as a Dead Man from two thousand years ago). You find an image of that Dead Man hanging from crosses in Churches, in paintings, in movies, on tv, on tee-shirts, jewelry, etc… And then many go so far as to say that Dead Man Jesus is God. Knowing full well, Jesus never taught this, and that the scriptures are pretty clear we are not to place an image to what God looks like at all. He shouldn’t be likened to anything in the sea, in the air, in the earth, beneath the earth, and most definitely not in the IMAGE OF CORRUPTIBLE NATURAL MAN!
And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man
You see God is not Man, God is the SPIRIT WITHIN MAN! God was IN JESUS, God is in CHRIST reconciling the world to himself.
2 Corinthians 5:19
To wit, that God was IN Christ, reconciling the world unto himself
You see, most today ignorantly worship a Dead Flesh Man from 2000 years ago, as opposed to worshipping the LIFE GIVING SPIRIT that is the SON OF GOD, which is the WORD OF GOD, which is the LIGHT OF ALL MANKIND, which we ALL HAVE OUR LIFE HID IN (Christ). This WORD is what LIVES and is RESURRECTS WITHIN US and BECOMES US and we BECOME HIM.
And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one
This is like me praying, God please let them understand what I understand that we are one, so that they can understand that they are one, that we are all ONE! You in me, I in them, etc, etc. ONE! Please tell me how this leaves room for a resurrection outside of us, separate from us?
No, Christ is FORMED/BIRTHED in us. Christ is revealed in us! Christ is resurrected IN US!
“Until Christ be formed IN you.”
But the many that call themselves Christians today, are just like Joseph of Arimathaea and Nicodemus. They don’t want CHRIST resurrected WITHIN THEM! They want the DEAD JESUS MAN. And so they take this belief and tuck it away in their Tomb (hearts/soul/ignorant understanding) and of course when people come looking for the WAY, TRUTH, AND LIFE it is nowhere to be found. Because you can’t find the LIVING (enlightened) among the DEAD (carnal/ignorant).
38 And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus. 39 And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pound weight. 40 Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury. 41 Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid.
Here we see the picture of two men, Joseph and Nicodemus. Let’s first look at Joseph of Arimathaea.
JOSEPH OF ARIMATHAEA
1) Joseph was a disciple in SECRET – He was ashamed of knowing the living Jesus. — And we know how that goes over with Christ.
“Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed”
2) Joseph was STILL WAITING for the Kingdom of God to come.
“He was of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: who also himself WAITED for the kingdom of God.” Luke 23
I guess Joseph missed Jesus’ lesson that the KINGDOM of GOD is here now and WITHIN. Perhaps that is why he was still waiting.
Now onto Nicodemus.
1) Nicodemus was also ashamed of the TRUTH (Jesus) this is why he came to Jesus at NIGHT. A symbol of seeing Jesus in the DARK (carnally)
“There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by NIGHT” John 3
2) Nicodemus was ignorant of the truth, much like Joseph of A.
Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?
Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
Both Joseph and Nicodemus were ignorant and ashamed of Christ. But BOTH CRAVED THAT DEAD BODY of JESUS. Isn’t this what so many so-called Christians are doing today. Aren’t they waiting for that Dead Jesus to return. Isn’t that REALLY what the Easter celebration is all about. One day every year getting together to celebrate something that happened in the past (whether literal or allegorical) it is obvious this was something that happened in the past. And Mankind re-peat the past again and again. Yet, we are clearly instructed to FORGET ABOUT THE PAST and MOVE UNTO PERFECTION.
Brethren, 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
Paul said, he FORGOT what happened in the past and reached for what was to come. Why do most people today continue to live in the past. Why does mankind continue to look back and wait for the future, instead of looking within in the here and now? The reason is, “they know not what they do.”
So in their ignorance, ignorant mankind does what Joseph of A and Nicodemus did. They dress up dead Jesus, by wearing dead Jesus jewelry, talking about how Jesus died, acting it out and getting everyone to put their faith in past events instead of NOW. It’s a faith based on Death (THAT WHICH NO LONGER EXISTS/LIVES). Yes, carnal/ignorant mankind also CRAVES THE DEAD BODY OF JESUS…
They just can’t wrap their minds around the truth of the resurrection which is unto LIFE IN THEM. But the DEATH of someone in the past, and that dead man’s resurrection they say is literally true. And so instead of reaching for Christ within, they keep looking behind and say he is coming again.
Like many today, Joseph, and Nicodemus, didn’t have a clue about the things of God. If they did, they probably would not have been so concerned about “preserving” and “storing” the DEAD BODY of Jesus after following a bunch of vain religious burial rites and traditions. However, many today elevate these men as faithful disciples. They talk about how AWESOME NICK AT NIGHT AND JOSEPH A are, for taking that Dead Body of Jesus and parading it around, wrapping it all nice with sugar and spice and burying that dead body away in their new tomb. But people, they didn’t know the first thing about the truth. They wouldn’t be seen in public with the LIVING CHRIST, but the DEAD JESUS they were all about. That should say something.
Just like I will say, look we are all ONE WITH CHRIST, CHRIST’S LIFE IS OUR LIFE, CHRIST IS YOU AND I when that Daystar is risen in our heart(understanding)… people don’t want to have a part of this LIFE! No, they only want the version where Jesus is dead and gone and coming again. Just like Nick at Night and Joseph A.
These two ignorant men followed the ritual LAW for burial. Something that they would NOT DO had they the slightest understanding of CHRIST WITHIN. In Fact, I don’t think they would have paid much attention to the Dead Flesh Body of Jesus at all, if they knew the truth.
But, Joseph and Nicodemus are like many today that focus on the OUTWARD MAN which perishes, and ignore of the inward man, that is renewed. They worship the Creature, as opposed to the CREATOR. Which NO MAN can literally see!
“No one has seen the Father at any time” “God is spirit and truth”
Now a side note about what Jesus said we will be like in the Resurrection, for those who are waiting for us to rise again as immortal flesh bodies that we have right now.
29Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do ERR, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. 30 For in the RESURRECTION they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are AS THE MESSENGERS of God in heaven.”
In the Resurrection we are AS THE ANGELS (MESSENGERS OF GOD’S TRUTH), not as we are now (SELFISH CARNAL SOULS)… When we are RESURRECTED we are as God’s messengers, as Sons and Daughters of the most high! (United in God’s spirit)
So, now that we have a clearer picture of Joseph and Nicodemus. We see that they were two ignorant, howbeit well-meaning, good men, who CRAVED the LITERAL DEAD BODY of Jesus, and then followed the DEAD LAW and BURIED their DEAD JESUS in a TOMB for the DEAD.
Had they paid attention in the “Living” Jesus school, they would not have done such a thing.
But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.
Joseph and Nicodemus must have missed that day. Since they were BURYING DEAD JESUS. And as I mentioned earlier many today are the same. On Easter many are acting out the death and resurrection of that man who died two thousand years ago, never once understanding that Christ and they are in fact one.
There are carnal people who will wrap, bury, and protect that DEAD JESUS, they crave that DEAD BODY (The flesh man) and yet, they will NEVER admit that CHRIST Resurrects IN THEM. Like Nicodemus and Joseph they are ashamed of the LIVING CHRIST. Because this wisdom has not yet been quickened to them. But one day it will, each man in his order. They see themselves separate from Christ, not realizing it is impossible to be separate from Christ, as everything has its existence in the Power and Wisdom of God’s Holy Spirit.
Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Look we can NEVER be separate from CHRIST (which is God’s word/truth/wisdom/spirit/son). We can only be DEAD (ignorant) to the TRUTH of that.
Now, I want to tell all of you what and who CHRIST is. We know many say, it means annointed ONE. But really, what does CHRIST MEAN, and what does CHRIST DO, and why Christ? Well check out what scripture says, Christ is made to become for us!
1 Corinthians 1:30
But OF him are YOU -IN- Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
Re-read that people. The WORD OF GOD is TRUTH, a LAMP to our FEET, LIFE. And Christ is MADE to become for us, WISDOM, RIGHTEOUSNESS, SANCTIFICATION, AND REDEMPTION. Christ is TRUE LIFE. And we are OF HIM meaning our very essence is GOD’S HOLY SPIRIT revealed in CHRIST. But no one seems to want this, they want and crave that DEAD BODY OF JESUS.
The Natural man cares only about Natural things. So it makes sense that so many are waiting for a literal natural appearance of Jesus Christ. But the Spiritual Man, which is our SECOND NATURE, knows nothing naturally, waits for nothing, and looks for nothing, for everything is WITHIN!
2 Peter 1:19
We have also a more SURE WORD of prophecy; whereunto YOU DO WELL THAT YOU LISTEN, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the DAY STAR ARISE IN YOUR HEART.
Notice, it doesn’t say, the DAYSTAR coming again from a far off distant place. This SURE WORD OF PROPHECY speaks ONLY OF Christ RISING IN YOUR HEART to become Wisdom, understanding, righteousness, redemption, sanctification. CHRIST ONLY RESURRECTS IN YOU PEOPLE!
Few will believe Peter’s “SURE WORD” of prophesy. Because they have been taught since they were children, the same error they continue to teach today to their children. And if you dare say a word otherwise, you will be threatened, attacked, torn down, because the Darkness (Ignorant) hate the Light. (Truth)
“Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:”
“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.”
It’s all about the OUTSIDE with those stuck in Adam (The natural carnal man). They worship the Flesh, which is why they condemn and attack, as these are fruits of Carnality. To the carnal religious it’s all about the Flesh. They are right in their own carnality and pride and the rest who believe differently (In “their” eyes will burn for all of eternity)
Now, does that sound like they worship a God of Love? A God, who teaches humility, long-suffering, patience? A Teacher is to be apt in these areas, not quick to judge and condemn. Christ did NOT come (rise/revealed) into the world to CONDEMN it but to SAVE it. And when Christ RISES in each of us, we too will be saved! Saved from our own ignorance, not some future torture.
Today on Easter, many may dress up their DEAD BELIEFS and do all they can to make their false beliefs look, and smell good. They want to “PRESERVE” their error and hold unto it forever. No matter how you slice it, the Jesus they are working so hard to “PRESERVE” is DEAD. Then, like the ignorant and ashamed Joseph and Nicodemus, MANY want to make sure their TOMB is sealed so they can KEEP THAT DEAD JESUS safe, so no one will take what they now own away. And they do this by ROLLING A GREAT STONE in front of the TOMB.
And what does this stone represent? Their works, beliefs and laws!
Consider, how the STONE needs to be rolled away to water he sheep. The STONE needs to be thrown to kill the Giant. The STONE is used to KILL and PUNISH. The STONES are what the LAW is written on to begin with. Joseph, and Nicodemus are pictures of those who worship a DEAD JESUS and keep that DEAD JESUS tucked away and covered by their works of the law, which is all death.
How do I know this? Well, what did the ANGEL say when everyone was looking in a TOMB (Carnal soul) for the RISEN CHRIST? Mind you they were NOT looking for the dead Christ at this point but the RISEN CHRIST and they could not find Christ there… and what did the ANGEL SAY?
“Why seek you the living among the dead?”
You cannot FIND THE TRUTH in DEAD BELIEFS or CARNAL UNDERSTANDING. You will NEVER find the TRUTH if you continue to look for DEAD FLESH to be raised. No matter how many Easter services you attend.
The good news is even this GREAT STONE (works, carnal beliefs, laws and traditions) will be rolled away when the TRUTH descends from a higher place of understanding and is revealed to us. And it will shake our beliefs and traditions to the very core, breaking apart every foundational belief we once put our faith in.
2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.
And when that day comes, we will know Christ as we are known by Christ!
1 Corinthians 13:12
For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
News flash people, when you know as you are known, YOU KNOW YOUR TRUE SELF!
4 When Christ, who is OUR LIFE, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.
“The Truth Will Change You”
BREAKFAST WITH DEAN
Early one morning, I and my friend Dean Dosher spoke about the possibility of re-incarnation, universalism, who all of humanity is, and how we are finished in perfection. I decided to record the conversation, which usually lasts about 30 minutes or so, every day or so, last night I edited the conversation down. So much ground in covered in these eleven minutes, that you may have to watch this many times, to grab hold of what is said. Philosophy which literally means the LOVE OF WISDOM is something, so many people are hungry for. WHAT IS THE MEANING OF LIFE? WHAT IS THE POINT? WHO ARE WE? You’ll have to watch and find out, and you may be surprised in the end, to find out, if we know or not. 🙂 Enjoy
YOU ARE GODS!
I am going to start by saying this essay will only make sense to a select few. But for those who can grasp the words I am about to write, I will say, you are a chosen lot, and either stark raving mad, or incredibly blessed, but either way, you will find it is of your own doing, and choosing.
You see a lot of people are living their lives in such a limited way. They believe that they have no control over things. Some believe they can never get away from people who want to hurt them, never meet the right guy or girl, never catch a break, never find health, nothing (They believe) works out for them. And so they are always hurting and always in despair. And so, because of their belief, they are the complete perfect image of what they believe themselves to be. Isn’t it true? Those that are always sick, and believe they are always sick, are always sick. Those that are always the victim, say they are always the victim, are always the victim. Those that never get ahead are the very same people who believe they can never get ahead. IS THIS A COINCIDENCE? IS IT JUST THE TRUTH? OR… Are they creating the life they are living? Is their belief perpetuating their sorrow?
…WHOSOEVER… shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he says shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he says.
If you look closer, everything thing you say about your life is true. The people who have such confidence that they can accomplish everything and have no doubt, accomplish what they believe they can accomplish. Those people who believe life will never get better, find that their lives never get better. I know there are people reading this essay right now, that are probably in a bad way. They have terrible trials, and believe they will never get ahead, and they won’t. So long as they believe this, and say this to others.
For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
It is lack of faith that destroys us. Our thoughts are like seeds. Whatever seed (thought) we nourish grows. So if we believe we will fail, why would we ever win? If we believe we will never get ahead. How can we ever get ahead. Stop for a moment… Have you ever once considered that WHAT YOU BELIEVE ABOUT YOURSELF AND THE WORLD IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU HAVE CREATED FOR YOURSELF AND THE WORLD?
15Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 16For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
Many read this passage, and think that this means ONE MAN, Jesus Christ. But they cannot see that…
1 John 4:17
Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because AS HE IS, SO ARE WE IN THIS WORLD.
If the IMAGE of the INVISIBLE GOD makes all things, and all things have been given and put beneath the IMAGE OF GOD. And as it is written, by the IMAGE OF GOD all things were created in Heaven and Earth, visible and invisible, ALL THINGS were created BY THE IMAGE … FOR THE IMAGE. Did you ever stop and think who the IMAGE OF GOD really is?
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Whether you can hear this or not, WE (HUMANITY) are the IMAGE OF THE INVISIBLE GOD. We are the MANY MEMEMBERED BODY OF GOD’S SON (Child). MALE AND FEMALE God made HIS SON (Children). I know this is hard for many to grasp, because you have been taught that only JESUS is the SON OF GOD. And so Jesus was and Is, but you must also understand SO ARE WE! This is why Jesus is quoted as saying, “Greater things than these shall we do” Jesus was the WORD of God. The LOGIC AND WISDOM of God made flesh (tangible) and WE are the WORD OF GOD, LIVING epistles to be read of all men. There is no difference between us, THIS IS WHAT WE MUST WAKE UP TO. Because, we are creating the HELL or HEAVEN we are living in, whether we know it or not. Because ALL THINGS visible or invisible are made by the IMAGE OF GOD, which we all are. THIS IS THE MYSTERY.
To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
THE WORD CHRIST! Simply means “the annointed one of God” “the annointing of God” – CHRIST is our LIFE, our LIFE IS HID IN CHRIST. Meaning….
1 Corinthians 13:12
For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
Right now, we don’t TRULY KNOW who we are. We only know in part, we only know a little bit. We don’t know the TRUTH of who we are, until that REVELATION comes… Then we shall KNOW as we are KNOWN… Which literally means, we shall know WHO WE REALLY ARE.
I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
Who is the BEGINNING AND THE END? — all of us! Do something for me. Think of what you, I, and everyone else in the world has in common… Everything begins and ends with us. (As it is written, everything begins and ends with the SON (IMAGE)… All any of us can say with absolute certainty is “I AM” — All we know for sure, is WE EXIST! That is a great mystery. But consider, when you close your eyes, does not the world go away. When you open them, does it not return? When you wake up, does not the world appear? When you go to sleep, does not this world go away? When you dream, do you not create new worlds in your sleep?
All any of us can say for sure, is “I am”… I exist. For all we know, everyone around us, is simply a projection from within us. In fact, science even backs this up. Everything going on outside of us, is actually HAPPENING WITHIN US…. We just percieve it to be outside. But everything is taking place within the MIND. At the place of the SKULL (where the TRUTH of who we are was put to death) – But I am getting ahead of myself.
At this point in time, we are lost. We don’t know the TRUTH yet. And so we suffer a great deal. We suffer because we don’t know OUR TRUE LIFE, OUR PURPOSE, we don’t know WHO WE ARE!
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
But even our present suffering aren’t worthy to be compared, to what will come out of them. FOR ANY NIGHTMARE to stop, it must get so bad that the individual wakes from it. The same is true for our waking life, until we realize we have been creating a life of misery for ourselves, until we realize that whatever we sow (think, speak, or do) is what we shall reap, we will continue to suffer. BUT WHEN WE WAKE UP TO THE TRUTH OF WHO WE ARE, and see the limitless possibilities that we can create, because ALL AUTHORITY was given into our hands, THEN WE WILL BE FREE!
1 John 5:20
And we know that the Son of God is come (revealed), and hath given us an understanding, that WE may know (BECOME ONE WITH) him that is true, and WE ARE IN HIM that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life
Think about it, WE ARE IN CHRIST, CHRIST IS IN US. – For something to be both in something and that something to be in what is in it, that means, it is entirely that which is IN and OUT. In other words, ALL THERE IS IS GOD, and we (humanity) are HIS SON (CHILD). We are a corporate body, all of us, we are all the same, and yet different. We are ALL ONE, but we believe we are seperate. “It is not good for man to be alone” – This is why, the soul was created. So the ONE could become the MANY IN THE ONE, and the ONE IN THE MANY.
Look, I know this may be too deep for many of you. But think for a moment about what the meaning of LIFE REALLY IS.
What if? You were in control of your life. As scripture states, “everything was made by the son for the son through the son” and if we ARE that SON (corporate body of Christ) – Adam (Humanity in Ignorance) Christ (Humanity Enlightened) – that perhaps we are collectively creating this world, by what we believe about ourselves and others.
Imagine for a moment, that you, and everyone here, is GOD’s CHILD… and if a CHILD OF GOD, then a god, as well. Capable of doing all that God the FATHER has done. What if, that is what is happening here. That where once there was ONE, GOD said, it is not good for MANKIND to be alone, so we (elohim) gave each of us an individual soul, identity, and in so doing, we entered human form and DIED.
To be carnally minded is DEATH
We are in the valley of the shadow of DEATH, right now. Because physically, we are all approaching physical death. But spiritually we are also dead, because we became IGNORANT the moment we entered human form. We FORGOT that we are GOD’S CHILD, that YE ARE GOD’S AND ALL OF US CHILDREN OF THE MOST HIGH. This is why we MUST REMEMBER!
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
What is we forgot who we were, because we created a new reality the instant we starting thinking about what is right and what is wrong. What is good and evil. What if all of the suffering in the world, the violence, the terrible deeds, we all collectively created, so we would wake up and understand compassion, love, and truth, instead of hate, prejudice, and greed?
What if we placed God far from us in our imagination, as opposed to remembering that we are in God, and God is in Us, and we are actually one, and we began to dwell in this world, that we believe is the only reality.
But think about it…. This reality, is it NOT OF OUR MAKING? Have we not created the good and the bad? The war and the peace? Is this world, not under our complete authority? Are we not in control? Can’t we collectively say, NO ONE SHALL STARVE, AND IF WE SAY THIS WILL ANYONE EVER AGAIN STARVE?… ARE WE NOT OUR BROTHERS KEEPER?
IS THIS WORLD NOT A PRISON OF OUR OWN MAKING? Are we not in HELL? Yes, we are, it is the grave, because the LIFE which is CHRIST, died the INSTANT we forgot we are CHRIST. We forgot the WAY to the FATHER, is by BEING THE WAY (ONE SPIRIT that is IN US ALL, and IS AUS ALL) WAS THROUGH THE SON. (US)
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Now many, believe this passage means. You cannot come to God, unless you believe in a man from two thousand years ago. But I say to you, you CANNOT know God unless you BECOME THAT SON OF GOD yourself. You cannot KNOW GOD until you understand, YOU ARE THE WAY, YOU ARE THE LIGHT. There was a time you knew Jesus after the flesh, but NO LONGER.
In other words, the ONLY WAY to GOD, is THROUGH US. No one can know God except through the SON, who is ONE with God, and can only do what GOD TELLS HIM TO DO, say what God tells him to say, because they are ONE. And if they are one than they are not divided. And if they are not divided then they are the same. And if the same, then both ARE IN CONTROL OF CREATING.
God said, LET US MAKE MAN IN OUR IMAGE
Man says, Let’s get our groove on and MAKE A CHILD in OUR IMAGE
Do you see? Can you see?
Whatever is bound in heaven is bound in earth.
Whatever you believe YOU CANNOT DO, YOU WILL NOT DO!
Whatever is loosed in heaven is loosed in earth.
Whatever you believe you can create from the inside out, you will CREATE!
This is probably one of the most confusing and most important papers I have ever written. But it is TIME to ARISE out of our sleep, and understand who we are, and what we are capable of.
Now, look, I’m not SAYING you can walk on literal walk, or perform great and mighty miracles like turning a walking stick into Moses’s snake… that is all allegory.
Everything that we create, MUST be done in the paremeters of what we collectively have agreed this earth to be, governed by certain laws like gravity, etc. BUT, and this is a BIG BUT! We can do ALL THINGS WITHIN these parameters. In other words, if we believe certain things will happen, it will ALWAYS SEEM as a strange and a peculiar coincidence, because it HAD to happen in ways you can wrap your mind around. CHANCE, COINCIDENCE, RIGHT TIME, RIGHT PLACE… These things we believe happen. And so it is by our BELIEF in these things, that these things happen. You see, you don’t need to worry about HOW things will manifest in your life. You just need to BELIEVE THEY WILL, and they WILL. It has to go along with the natural order of what we believe this place to be.
This is why so many marriages fall apart, for so many years we have been force fed lies, and condemnation, that for years all we have collectively created for ourselves this hell. But when two or three are gathered in one accord, when you and your husband or wife, believe you marriage will be blessed, then you will both act as if it is, and it will BECOME! United you both have to BELIEVE your marriage can work for it to work! And if you both do this, the greater your marriage will be. This simple example, is what we need to put into practice with every area of our lives. We MUST understand that we are CREATING OUR PAIN and our PEACE. WE ARE THE ONES AT THE HELM, because there is ONLY ONE SPIRIT.
3Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 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.
This is the GREAT MYSTERY that has been hidden from our lives. We are ALL THE ONE, and the ONE IS ALL. This is why Ephesians 4 states we MUST ENDEAVOUR to keep the UNITY OF THE SPIRIT in the BOND OF PEACE. Because we are ALL ONE, in Christ, In God! So whatever we believe, we create!
And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
Many of you have probably thought you were very intuitive at times in your life, when things happen, and you say “I knew that would happen” – Have you ever once considered, you had absolute faith that would happen, and that is what happened? Have you ever thought, that perhaps YOU ARE IN CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE?
21Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: 22And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, 23Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
You see we are ALL CHRIST, and when we understand we are CHRIST, that EVERYTHING IS PUT BENEATH OUR FEET (Our belief and testimony and witness) – Blessed are the FEET of those that bring the Gospel. (the Good news of who we all are).
Now, you may say, I have heard this before… This is like the SECRET! Well, you couldn’t be farther from the truth. You see you cannot change the WILL of another, only GOD in them can do that. So while you want to create harmony at your work place, you must realize that others are also creating. This is why, many times you imagine things will happen, and they do, but it happens a bit differently than you imagined. You see you MUST NOT CREATE out of SELFISH NEEDS OR GAIN. You MUST create for the greater good. You must think GOOD THOUGHTS, not terrible ones. It is the only path to salvation for yourself and the world. You MUST completely submit yourself to GOD WITHIN… Meaning you MUST UNDERSTAND, it is no longer YOU that LIVE but CHRIST, and CHRIST only does what the FATHER DOES. And so, as one of our children grow up to become a father as well, so too, we the child become the Father as well.
1 Corinthians 15:28
And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.
So first we must understand, that we are the SON. That is the only way to the FATHER. And we must understand that everything is created by the SON, for the SON (us) and whatever we SOW we REAP. If we create suffering we will reap suffering, if we judge a person to be terrible THEY WILL BE TERRIBLE. This is why we are told to pray for our enemies and ONLY THINK ON GOOD THINGS!
Like I said, this is not The SECRET, or some other new age nonsence teaching… this is the truth, when you begin to live your life for others, and see others as yourself (For in fact that is who they are) then you begin to create a masterpiece of a life. You can do and become anything you want, so long as it helps spiritually evolve the whole.
Because we are ONE and so we must be out for EVERYONE. You can’t live a perfect healthy life, if you allow a gangraneous toe to get worse in its situation. You HAVE to take care of the part of your body that is ill, for you to finally live a perfect healthy life. So what does this mean? It means what Paul said.
1 Thessalonians 4:15
For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming (revealing) of the Lord shall not precede them which are asleep.
We can’t be wealthy at the expense of someone being poor. This is not resurrection, this is merely something we will have to deal with in the next life. We must learn to LOVE OTHERS as we LOVE OURSELF. Because EVERYONE is indeed a reflection of ourself. We can change things, with Faith ALL things are possible. We must understand who we are, and why it is so important to understand this.
We are all ONE, and the ONE is God.
For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.
So create your life differently, a kingdom DIVIDED cannot stand. And right now this world is SO DIVIDED that the entire world has fallen. We MUST realize who we are IN GOD, WE ARE THE IMAGE OF GOD. CHRIST IS OUR LIFE.
If we believe most people are out for themselves, will we ever see a world where everyone is out for others?
If we believe there can never be peace in the world, could we ever see peace in the world?
If we wanted to help others and believe others wanted to help others, would it not be possible that since we collectively agree it is better to love than hate, share than steal, help than hurt, that we would indeed live in a peaceful, thriving world, where no one worries again?
First everyone must believe this about themselves and others, and then others would have to do the same, and you see, it would only follow that everyone could change this world in ONE MOMENT.
What if your lack of faith in the goodness of others, is the reason their is so liitle goodness in others?
What if your lack of faith in people paying you what you are worth, or honoring you for being you, what if your lack of belief that you can change the world, is keeping you from everything you believe YOU COULD NEVER BE!
BUT WHAT IF YOU DID BELIEVE?
What if everyone reading this essay, began to understand that from the moment they stopped reading this essay they could, as an artist applies paint to the canvas, begin to create their lives in the direction they want to create it… But here is the twist, since we are ALL ONE, and ONE is THE ALL, we cannot DENY OURSELVES… So even if there are some that do not believe, OUR FAITH can help them. OUR LOVE CAN DRAW A MULTITUDE TO CHANGE!
2 Timothy 2:13
If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.
So UNDERSTAND your dreams can never be completely fulfilled or created unless your desires are for the good of collective, the ONE, US, God’s SON (Humanity) – Who, I will remind you, was given complete rule and dominion, to create, to name, to live, to do as we list.
And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
We still have so much to reap that we have already sown. So if you begin to think on these things “Peace, hope, charity, etc” and you still find difficulty and pain, it is merely because you have been creating the bed you have been lying in, and there may still be some thorns to get through. But IF from this MOMENT! You begin to take captive your thoughts, and BELIEVE that ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE! And you begin to LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR as yourself, if you continue to do this, than you will see YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE. The DESIRES OF YOUR HEART were given to you by God, and the only thing stopping you from reaching your desires is the thought that it is impossible. BUT FOR THOSE WITH FAITH NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE!
6I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
7But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
8Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.
If you can hear this, and you begin to judge properly (decide what should be and what should not be) you will inherit everything, for EVERYTHING IS YOURS TO BEGIN WITH! So create, believe, love, and above all else, LOVE GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART! BECAUSE GOD IS YOUR HEART!
“the truth will change you”