Be Of Good Cheer

  • Holger 

“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

I have told you these things

I
Come a little closer:
I, not “another”

so that in me you may have peace.

in me
Through “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 2:5 Jesus’ words and thoughts are your own reality. But there is a wall of (involuntary) disbelieve and resistance in you.
peace
The peace that passeth understanding.

Peace, the absence of suffering.

Peace, our true nature not veiled by blame, shame, guilt, fear, pride, expectations, attachment to outcome, here and now.

In this world you will have trouble.

'this world'
“This world” is not God’s creation. “This world” is man’s interpretation; God’s Earth, distorted through the filter of person.

But take heart!

Be of good cheer

But take heart!

But take courage!

Be courageous!

But cheer up!

But be brave!

But have confidence!

Be of good courage!

I have overcome the world.

I

I am not limited anymore by what my brain reports as “real” in “this world”, but I see more and more of God’s creation.

“For we walk by faith, not by sight.”
2 Corinthians 5:7

the world

Jesus, being free of the erroneous assumptions of “this (psychological) world”, but still walking the Earth! God’s eternal and good creation.

“Don’t judge by appearances!” … the body is the instrument, the vehicle, but the underlying reality and substance is invisible Spirit, not subject to birth and death.

Jesus’ words become your own reality and understanding through Philippians 2:5: “I am the Light”, “my kingdom is not of this world”.

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Holger