Rejoice, Oh Ye.

  • Holger 

 

God is love;
whoever abides in love
abides in God,
and God in him.

1 John 4:16

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How many times did your hear or read this?
“God is Love”…

Has it become a meaningless platitude, a mental entertainment?

How do you abide in love?
How far away is God, is Love?

Whatever you do in your thinking or feeling is of “this world”, is subject to change, is subject to pain and pleasure.

How do you abide in God, and let God abide in you?

If it is an effort then your are in the mental realm, in “this world”.

“Be still and know that I AM God”.
Psalm 46:10

Rejoice, be of good cheer.

Don’t let your heart be troubled.

“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.”
Luke 12:32

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“has been”… present perfect continuous; one of the 12 verb tenses: something began in the past and has lasted into the present time.

Can we say that “kingdom” — given by God — stands for power, security, happiness, abundance, lack of suffering?

You, you, your kingdom… where is it?
We definitely don’t need to physically die to enter it.

“My kingdom is not of this world”…
… “this world” is what we believe to see while we wear the veil of personhood.

“The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it.”
1 Corinthians 10:26

 
 

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
John 16:33

But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away.
2 Corinthians 3:14

 

“in me”
… “Christ IN YOU is the hope of glory (fulfillment)”

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“In you”… beyond your ego, beyond your person: at the core of your BEing; always here and now, before any thought arises, out of which all thoughts arise.

Don’t be stuck in a crunchy, willful head, but soften up, open up.

“Lift up your eyes on high.”

All the answers are in you, in the Bible, in your fresh and intuitive understanding; open and vulnerable like a little child. But you must ask from the bottom of your heart, in the light of relentless openness. (Your person fears that for its life).

Read it slowly, read it many times, as long as it takes to really click! Take the time to calm down: our minds are too quick with presenting us half-truth, that we barely notice the lie in our own understanding.

 

Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you for your benefit, who directs you in the way you should go. 18If only you had paid attention to My commandments, your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like waves of the sea.
Isaiah 48:17

 
 

Don’t fall asleep, in trying to relate and apply the Bible to your here and now!
Don’t fall into the trap of waiting!
Your life depends on discerning what is true and what is just a fairytale in your own thinking.

It is counterintuitive, but embracing the Bible requires love and the relaxing your own mental facilities.
The wicked thrives and hides behind effort, but love is effortless-effort.

 

I am the LORD your God,
who teaches you for your benefit,
who directs you in the way you should go.”

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Flesh or Spirit?

“I AM” does not point your attention to a person, not a Christ in the flesh, an outside authority; coming to “you” in “this world” with an abracadabra to change your personal life into a bed of roses. It is much better!

“I AM” points to Consciousness, Spirit; faceless, formless Awareness.
Love, harmony, wisdom, power, synchronicity, creativity, fulfillment.

It is too simple!
Your own simple, unadulterated sense of ‘I am’ — I exist — is the portal to Spirit, bypassing all our selfishness, ignorance and childish ideas and expectations.

Truth is simple, but the seeker is complex.
We are so filled with un-examined believes that we are numb for the Light that shines in this here and now.

 

“I am with you always”

“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

 

I AM the gate. If anyone enters through Me, he will be saved. He will come in and go out and find pasture. 10The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I have come that they may have life, and have it in all its fullness. 11 I AM the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.…
John 10:10

 

“I have come” = I am, still, here and now! Who and what is here?

 

Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

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but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 24but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25For the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength.…
1 Corinthians 1:24

 

The pearl of great price is to understand the nature of your own mind; to be sensitive and open to the ISNESS of Life on God’s Earth, here and now.

Allow that the Spirit and the Presence of the Lord becomes alive in you!
Itsy, bitzy you.
“Don’t judge by appearances!”
It is very subtle, but worth all the trouble.

 

Our believe in the reality of our own ignorance, pain and fear is a thieve we are not even aware of.

Tip: Make a list with all the words (in the Bible and in everyday life) you are not 100% sure what they mean.
You will be surprised!

 

Praise the Lord!

The Bible is amazing if we use it as a tool to dismantle our own ignorant and pretentious ways; the Bible is a powerful tool to discover the source of our suffering in “this world”. You cannot help but to share the good news, once you feel it; but we need to be vigilant until the end, because of our spiritual ego — the wicked ruler of “this world” in us.

Be brave and willing to cultivate never-endingly the honest vacuum of “I don’t know” so that Christ can give you the answers and not your own conditioned mind.

 

“Go and lie down,” he said to Samuel, “and if He calls you, say, ‘Speak, LORD, for Your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place.
1 Samuel 3:9

 

With an open mind and heart, understand and embrace the symbology of the Bible:

Babylon was a gold cup in the LORD’s hand; she made the whole earth drunk. The nations drank her wine; therefore they have now gone mad.
Jeremiah 51:7

There is some room for commentaries, but don’t be satisfied with mental answers; let Truth Teachings resonate in the depth of your Being.

Don’t settle for believes and hopes!
The ultimate test must be experience.

You are worth it!
You are not a grasshopper, but the child of the living God.

Be wise!
Be brave.

There is only a thin layer of seeming despair in you that keeps you in “this world”, away from “my kingdom”.

As ‘person’ we get too easily intimidated by our own fears and thoughts.


 

 
 

For the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel, has said: “By repentance and rest you would be saved; your strength would lie in quiet confidence— but you were not willing.” 16″No,” you say, “we will flee on horses.” Therefore you will flee! “We will ride swift horses,” but your pursuers will be faster.
Isaiah 30:15

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With Love,
Holger