Then Abraham said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the prophets, they will not be persuaded even if someone rises from the dead.’
The Spirit gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me will live, even though he dies”.
You pore over the Scriptures because you presume that by them you possess eternal life.
These are the very words that testify about Me,
40yet you refuse to come to Me to have life.
The Bible is genius!
Your own Awareness — your own Core, True Nature and Essence — is personified as Jesus Christ.
A children’s story to guide you to the greatest discovery in the human kingdom.
Reading these words might stir up disbelieve, when heard with the mind, without spiritual discernment.
You have been given the greatest gift — mind and speech — but our challenge is to explore and apply scripture for ourselves; not by being a “nice boy” or “nice girl” on the outside, trying to please an invisible Father, but by doing the labor of love, of dismantling your own (involuntary) ignorance through the help of Jesus’ own words; which become your own words through Philippians 2:5: “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus”.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey all that I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
I AM … not a person or brain
I AM … the Light of pure knowing
I AM Spirit
I AM faceless, formless Awareness.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. 7Where can I go to escape Your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your presence? 8If I ascend to the heavens, You are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, You are there.
No! You shout…
That’s too simple.
Please, make it more complicated.
Just consider all the years, and tears I invested in what I believed was seeking the Truth.
No, no, give me some fancy, bombastic, triumphant whatever something…
I want a king, a throne, I want some miracles, I want, I expect, I can explain what will happen, … I, I, I.
But you are not the I of an assumed separate-self — the misery of me, myself and I as person — but I of “I and my father are one!”
I, the child of God. Joint-heir to all the heavenly riches.
The brain can only process duality, it can only understand pairs of opposite and contrast.
Oneness and stillness are rejected by the brain as empty and worthless.
Without meditation, without Christ, without lifting the veil/shield of your former identity, beliefs and hopes you cannot enter the kingdom.
Repentance is not a fantasy or another set of beliefs; repentance — liberation — doesn’t come by waiting! What you are looking for is always here and now. But don’t judge by appearances, don’t listen to the voices in your head.
Be open, be fresh, be curious, be warm. Read your own scriptures again, as if it were the first time, as if your life depends on it. Take Jesus’ words to heart; be even willing to let your old person (not your physical body) die in its old (involuntary) ignorance and oversight.
God intended that they would seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us. 28‘For in Him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are His offspring.’ 29Therefore, being offspring of God, we should not think that the Divine Being is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by man’s skill and imagination.
Your mind, your brain, your past of accumulated assumptions cannot help you here!
You have to be like a little child, open and curious, not like a stubborn old grown up!
Know your scripture!
Where does “in Him” point you?
Your own body appears in your Awareness.
Mind — thoughts and images — appear in your own Awareness.
This whole universe appears in your Awareness.
The wicked one worships matter, but does not know God.
For since in the wisdom of God, the world through its wisdom did not know Him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.
1 Corinthians 1:21
“Come now, let us reason together,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they will be as white as snow; though they are as red as crimson, they will become like wool. 19If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the best of the land.
Reasoning is higher than thinking!
It is against the grain of the wicked, but you need to relax and surrender your person in order to receive impartations.
Your own Awareness, your own simple unadulterated experience of I am, I exist — here and now, before thoughts and ideas arise — is the portal, is the doorless door to “my kingdom”, on this Earth, in the fullness of the Lord.
Be vigilant towards the expectations, and the stubbornness of your old person; but be renewed in the Spirit of true discovery and observation in the spirit of Love.
If you use the Bible as a pain-killer to temporarily feel good in “this world” then you continue to miss the mark.
How long does it take to discover that our fulfillment is in knowing the Truth, here and now. It is not a mentation, but an abidance at the core:
Being aware of Awareness, before “this world” — good, bad or indifferent — arises in thought, here and now.
It is effortless-effort; Love.
You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. 4Remain in Me, and I will remain in you. Just as no branch can bear fruit by itself unless it remains in the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in Me. 5I am the vine and you are the branches. The one who remains in Me, and I in him, will bear much fruit. For apart from Me you can do nothing.
If anyone does not remain in Me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers. Such branches are gathered up, thrown into the fire, and burned. 7If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8This is to My Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, proving yourselves to be My disciples.
Time and space pertain to “this world”.
“My kingdom” is not of this world.
Do not miss the gift of having a human body!
God is Love! The one and only Power.
…not puppy love.
Whatever comes goes, in “this world”.
Abide in/as your true nature, while walking the Earth, the fulness of the Lord.
The Lord is not another, the Lord is present in the absence of your old person.
“Truth is simple, but the seeker is complex.”
As for you, let what you have heard from the beginning remain in you. If it does, you will also remain in the Son and in the Father. 25And this is the promise that He Himself made to us: eternal life.
1 John 2:24
“from the beginning” … before any thought arises in you and creates “this world”, here and now.
It sounds foolish if you don’t discern it spiritually.
Prayer and meditation are your tools to overcome “this world”, your own (involuntary) ignorance.
It is not a “doing”, it is just a lifting of the veil, a seeing of what is too obvious.
“I am with you always” is Awareness, Spirit; not the mortal person you assume yourself to be.
In “this world” 1 + 1 equals 2, in “my kingdom” 1 + 1 is one and only one.
Words are too clunky to be in the Presence of Love.
“Be still, and know that I am God;”
The wicked one raises its shield of “ya but”, the righteous one takes the words to heart and applies them here and now, higher than faith, hope and believe.
Better than fun, most subtle.
But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is perfected in weakness.”
2 Corinthians 12:9