“Lord,” said Thomas, “we do not know where You are going, so how can we know the way?” 6Jesus answered, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. 7If you had known Me, you would know My Father as well. From now on you do know Him and have seen Him.”…
If you think about scripture with your “this world”-brain you might just shake your head.
Scripture is written for you! And you don’t need any help from any worldly authority in order for you to know the Truth.
Just be brave and make Jesus’ words your own through Philippians 2:5.
Scripture is eternally true; if it were about an evolutionary development in “this world” then at one point the Bible would be obsolete and outdated, but scripture cannot be broken, it is available for everyone at all times to return to the Father’s house, even on Mars, or wherever you believe yourself to be.
The obstacle that prevents you from fulfilling scripture is your own conditioned attention, interest, belief and identity.
Prayer and meditation relax the mind and help us to see and feel beyond the conditioned thinking and sinking in “this world”; and to lift our inner eyes on High into Heaven.
“I am the way, I am the truth, I am not of the world…” is the discovery of your true relationship with God.
What is the vault — the inner vastness — in which your thoughts, perceptions and feelings occur?
Who are you who is aware of “this world”?
Those are not thinkers-questions to entertain the brain, but fun-da-mental questions if you call yourself a Christian or Truth seeker.
Truth is not a cluster of concepts, ideas, hopes, or believes.
Truth is that which cannot die, which can never, ever change.
The Earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof; but “this world” is what we see as man; in “this world” everything changes and transitions from invisible to visible and back to invisible.
But the Earth IS.
For it is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil. 18For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the spirit, 19in which He also went and preached to the spirits in prison.
1 Peter 3:18
Oh what a challenge to overcome “this world” in our own little person.
Until you see it for yourself, you most likely reject/kill the one who tells you about it!
It is an epic battle/incubating between our own assumptions and your kNowing beyond doubt.
And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on. 23The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment. 24Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls? 25And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit? 26If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest? 27Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 28If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith? 29And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. 30For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things. 31But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you. 32Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
Space and time are the dimensions of “this world”, but “my kingdom is not of this world”! Very subtle.
If you wait for the kingdom to come you are in “this world”.
Discern Earth and world!
Don’t be distracted by your current erroneous believe “I am this body”, instead embrace Jesus’ simple and clear teaching “I am the Light”.
And I read it in the Bible for 40 years; the Bible did not change, but the veil of my person got pierced “in Christ”.