Jesus… pattern for salvation
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus
Wow! Don’t rush to the next passage, but digest this one… it is a great key.
The Bible is full of practical instructions, but who has ears to hear?
We can read the Bible for decades, even with the best mental understanding, but still miss the mark!
Instead to think about a man Jesus, outside of yourself and other than you, see that Jesus’ life is a pattern, a guide for your own life, your own salvation.1
Read it again, and again… see the implications:
Jesus’ life was not the life of “another”. Jesus was not one chosen, super-special individual, but he showed everyone the way, if we understand the Bible spiritually.
Common sense keeps you in the dark; if you look at Jesus only as a man, separate and apart from you, then you create a big gap.
By proclaiming Jesus as the only son of God, church and politics castrated — disempowered — Christianity. People are still waiting for the world to change, instead to acknowledge and honor the redeemer in your Self. Not as ego, but humility.
It is foolish to “talk” about it in “this world”.
But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 17Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
18And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into His image with intensifying glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.…
2 Corinthians 3:17
The wicked one understands “I am” as person; the righteous one honors it as Consciousness, the Father. The lack of discernment between flesh and Spirit is missing the mark, it is the source of endless suffering, pain and misery.↩