|"My kingdom"||"this world"|
|I am the Light||I am John Doe, 52 years old, male, 6 feet tall, 190 pounds. I have a BS in this-and-that.|
Matthew 6:33 19
|Pleasure and pain, attachment to outcome.|
1 John 4:8 18
|A sense of being a separate-self, incomplete, apart from God.|
|Knowing the Father, God, the cause of the phenomena of life.|
John 17:3 17
|Judging by appearances and assumptions, based on past and hearsay.|
|Faith: a reliance in the goodness and generosity of creation.|
Hebrews 11:1 15
1 Corinthian 2:5 16
|A strong personal sense of doer-ship. A narrow outlook based on survival, defending the person we assume to be.|
|Nurture, inspiration and guidance from the source of Life.|
Psalm 1:1-3 14
|At the mercy of other people, outer circumstances and chance.|
2 Corinthians 12:9 12
Luke 12:30 13
|Unconscious lack and restlessness.|
|A sound mind.|
Titus 1:7 11
|Not knowing the nature of our own mind.|
|Right identification as the child of God.|
1 John 4:7 10
|Being intimidated by thoughts and feelings in "this world", in our person.|
|Here and now, life eternal.|
John 3:16 9
|Avoiding to feel the present moment, a strong habit to escape in an assumed future or past.|
|"My grace is sufficient for you." |
|Blame, shame, guilt, expectations, attachments.|
|Peace and confidence.|
Isaiah 30:15 7
|...fear or hesitation to admit "I don't know".|
|Truth = Consciousness --the canvas of all experience, that which never changes.|
John 8:32 6
|Whatever comes goes.|
|I AM the Light of this world. |
John 12:46 4
I am with you always, I will never leave you nor forsake you.
Deuteronomy 31:8 5
|I AM a mortal body.|
What a treasure the Bible can be when we relate it to our here and now; when it becomes alive and real in this moment.
Sorry, the above table is an oversimplification.
Please help me to see my own blind-spots.
“every spirit” also relates to your own thoughts, beliefs and assumptions! ↩
It is too easy to reject and to close down, but much harder to show and share the Truth.
Don’t miss your opportunity in life; know your Bible, know what the words mean and where they are pointing to…
If we just rattle through scripture we spill the precious milk.
How does learning work?
We start with a conceptual understanding, but then go out into the world and make it alive, practical and relevant. ↩