There Is No Such Thing As Modern Prophets As There Was In Biblical Times: Understanding the Difference and How It Is Often Falsely Used Today

July 14th, 2021

 

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you;
Before you were born I sanctified you;
I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5

    There is no such thing as modern prophets in the Biblical sense. I am writing this because there are many pastors that use the phrase ‘I prophecy such and such…’, or ‘I prophecy over you…’ in a way that is deceiving. True prophecy is to receive and speak the will of God himself. What comes from the will of God is eternal and infallible. What is more, but is little known, is that what is the will of God – contains correspondences. This means it has at one and the same time, a literal meaning on earth and an internal meaning from heaven. For the will of God exists first in Himself, then comes down to heaven and then to earth. True prophecy took place for the sake of the Word written in the Bible. What is written there is eternal; it will always exist for the salvation of man. The Bible is complete, whole, and perfect in itself, and nothing ever will be added. It cannot be otherwise. It is by divine authority alone that it is what it is. The hands of men wrote it, but it was from the will of God.  The Bible contains the whole of wisdom from the infinite wisdom of God and nothing needs to be added – for God’s awareness is present to all the past, the present and the future, what he writes spans all time and wisdom. 

       So Biblical prophecy is done and complete. If someone were to truly prophecy now, then it would have to be added to the Bible, but this of course will not happen for no one is prophecying in this way now. It was done then, and not now, because God was manifesting His word on the earth leading up to the incarnation Jesus, and the events after, and that is done, and nothing need by added. Jesus lived and fulfilled all prophecy, and became the living Word and is the living Word – and it is perfect then, now and forever.

      For a pastor or anyone now to claim they are speaking Biblical prophecy is arrogating authority to themself that they in no way posses. It is deceitful. What Prophecy means NOW is – to speak the truth about a situation, or about the Word; it is to speak true perception with wisdom, which is a gift. Those with this Gift are not speaking the will of God himself; they are using the gift God gave them and hopefully serving Goid. If a person is claiming to speak prophecy then they are a false prophet. They may be doing it from ignorance of a false idea of doctrine, but many do it for the sake of their own power which is to profane the Word. Many times pastors have ‘prophecied’ that the rapture is coming on a certain date and it does not take place. If they were honest they would admit they made a mistake and that they misunderstand what prophecy is, but they usually don’t, which is mere ego, and because it is using God’s authority for self empowerment – it is profane. 

    The Lord said, “A prophet is not known in his own home’. This expresses the sense of what ‘prophet’ means now. It means for one to know his true identity, and they have learned to use and share the gifts God gave them. All-to-often those in a family, or those who know someone as they grew up, know them as a person in a small role that made them feel comfortable, and the individual has to fight to overcome this ‘small identity’ to come into their true identity and use.

“Many prophets and righteous men have desired to see the things which ye see but have not seen them, and to hear the things which ye hear but have not heard them” (Matt. 13:17). Prophet in this sense means those who truly learn from the Word and have a clear perception of what the Lord has done for them. “Prophets and righteous men” mean in the spiritual sense all who are in the truths of doctrine and in the good of life; and “to see and hear” signifies to understand and perceive. When man understands and perceives the Word and applies them to life, he is reformed. So a prophet now is just an ordinary man or woman that loves and understands the Word and lives by it in their life as best they can.

All Divine truths are from the Lord, and the Lord Himself taught them, and continually teaches them by means of the Word, – and we humans receive this from him. And this is enough. We can be the salt of the earth. We don’t need to be some highfalutin person that pretends to speak the will of God. That is deception, and sin, it is of the evil minded.

The Lord teaches in Matthew: “Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’” (Matthew 7: 22,23)

A Perception, A Prostration, A Prayer to the Holy Face and Throne of God

January 26th, 2021

And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever. (Revelation)

       This is an expression of the innermost core of all truth. It is at once as tender as the soft green new-growth on a leaf, and a description of immutable power – the unfathomable power of the presence of divine truth and love from the Lord. It must be known that this love and truth springs from the Holy marriage in the soul of the divine human. The Holy marriage of His body and soul produces Holy fire. Its power is omnipotent, and infinite in its variety of meaning and gifts. Truth is centered in the throne of His soul, and it flows like a river from His soul. The result of the union of His divine soul and divine body is the fountain of life; it is a well – where are produced and from which proceed – the infinite and endless wonders, gifts, light and inspiration that sustain and vivify all life on earth and in heaven. The gifts are represented in the leaves, the fruit and the flowers of the tree of life. 

      In the magnificent tree sap streams up, like water in the veins of a fountain, and the sap produces the continually-renewed particulars of truth expressed in the leaves and the fruit – the later of which are adapted  for the reception of man. The bark of the tree protects the precious inner parts and processes that sustain life, just as the skin of a human protects and holds the form of the precious inner organs. The outer and the inner are in complete wholeness from which it builds its power. On the bark surrounding the tree, if one were to look at any particular part, you would see exquisite patterns of such beauty one’s heart and mind would overflow with wonder. How much more if one were to perceive the beauty and purpose of the internal workings, or of the whole picture? Can we, is it too much for us to look upon the love of the face of God? Will we someday….? Nevertheless, He gives us himself in the gardens, the fruits and mansions, the light and seeds, the natural manifestations and the eternal principles that fulfill our mind, soul, and body.

     Please Lord, some day, allow us the unspeakable love of looking upon your face. Your face is implanted in the innermost core of our soul, for we fully acknowledge that we do in fact receive life and all goodness from you. We are afraid Father, we are but dense men, help us to see. We can only know you as a human, the divine human, our Father, Mother, Friend, Hero, Comforter. Guide the yearnings of our heart to always turn our face to you, to look toward you as do the angels.

The Arc of Life, the Innocence of Childhood and the Innocence of Old Age: We begin in God and Return to God

January 12th, 2021

 

The Arc of Life, the Innocence of Childhood and the Innocence of Old Age: We begin in God and Return to God
 
“Because innocence attributes nothing of good to itself, but ascribes all good to the Lord, and because it thus loves to be led by the Lord, and is the source of the reception of all good and truth, from which wisdom comes,-because of this man is so created as to be during his childhood in external innocence, and when he becomes old in internal innocence… And when a man becomes old he dwindles in body and becomes again like a child, but like a wise child, that is, an angel, for a wise child is in an eminent sense an angel. This is why in the Word, “a little child” signifies one who is innocent, and “an old man” signifies one who is wise in whom is innocence (From ‘Heaven and Hell’ by Swedenborg).
 
This leads us to contemplate the arc of life, a symmetry between the beginning and the end. We come into life helpless and innocent, and, in old age, we return to a state of being helpless and innocent. Only in old age we have intelligence and experience added. In a way the whole trick of life is to retain and incorporate innocence with our intelligence and experience – in spite and because or the harsh battering of life in a material world that is in the balance of good and evil.
 
Intelligence in union with innocence is true wisdom. The innocence of infancy and early childhood is an external innocence because it has not yet bonded into our soul from our own will and conscience. Feeling, embracing and thus incorporating internal innocence into our intelligence is invaluable because it allows us to receive God and bond with God. God can only be received in humility and innocence is the soul of humility. To enter heaven ‘we must be like a child’ means that we have incorporated innocence into our adult intelligence.
 
An old person returning to being helpless and more like a child is, I believe, part of God’s plan to prepare us for heaven. In old age the compelling ambitions and uses of life have slowed to a trickle. Ambitions are appropriate and good for their time but now that time is over. Outwardly, very old people appear useless, but there is a purpose. It exists as a universal pattern therefore it has use, for God made it. One must turn inward.
 
As a hospice chaplain I work with lots of old folks at the end of life. Many people lose much of their function physically and mentally. We are brought to our knees and must submit to the condition given us. This humility helps ones soul to receive God. In the story of Zachariah, the father of John the Baptist, the angel comes to him and gives a magnificent speech about what is to come, and the purpose of the son that will be born to them -even though they are old and barren. Zachariah questions Gabriel; doesn’t believe him, wants assurances. Gabriel, the great angel, says, “I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to tell you this good news. And now you will be silent and not able to speak until the day this happens, because you did not believe my words, which will come true at their appointed time.”
 
Who would contest with such a presence and speech? We trust in God, that he gives us what we need, we may not understand it, but true faith is to strive to trust it. In old age He gives us less choice, and more humility. In old age so many people lose speech, hearing and many other abilities. It is a time for submitting to God, which brings greater peace.
 
Old age is a sort of pre-vastation. In the spiritual world everyone must be prepared for heaven (or hell); vastation is a ‘cleansing’ process. That which is of evil, pride, lust and greed must be removed from our soul before one can enter heaven.
 
To understand that everyone has innocence inside is very useful in reaching a person; in my work as a chaplain it helps me to see the good in them, to not identify with the appearance of the ‘old and crusty’, but the best part of them. Holding a person in this way helps them to feel safe and to be open (if at all possible). I look for what excites their enthusiasm. Enthusiasm means God within. And there are many folks who receive and give so beautifully. The filters are gone and the innocence there. A woman recently passed who is a marvelous example. She was Catholic and well educated, and had some levels of dementia and incontinence and other issues, but these are just circumstances. I talked to her about how god loves her, and sang her songs full of affection. among other things I sang her this song – https://stevesanchez.bandcamp.com/track/just-to-say-hey She received this with precious delight. It was like playing the strings of her open affections. Our time together was a celebration of God’s deep, playful and flowing love for us. I would say ‘He loves you’, and she would say, ‘He loves me, I know’; or Hallelujah and she would say it back with the light and excitement of a child. This is a wonderful use and unique experience of intimacy between two and God. We come from God and we return to God.

Meditation on a Candle, Meditation on Christ

January 6th, 2021

       A candle symbolizes Christ, specifically his self-giving love and the gifts of life we receive from Him. The candle provides light and warmth as it consumes its own substance, the wax. The wax and wick work in symbiosis, in other words, form a union that sustains a flame when lit. They work in symbiosis, (though in a simpler way), like the heart and lungs work together in inion to sustain every cell of the body with nutrients. The wax and wick work in union to sustain a flame. In its own small way the candle is a reflection of the sun. In the sun there is a union between gravity and nuclear fusion for these cause the form of the sun. Nuclear fusion is ignited in the core of the sun by the immense pressure of gravity caused by the immense mass of the sun. In turn nuclear fusion expands against the gravity while consuming the mass of the sun and creates light and heat.

       So too, Jesus gives of his own substance – He merged his body and soul into perfect union and thus glorified His body so that light was exponentially more available to man. And this light is the source of never ending in-filling love. He ‘drew all things unto himself’. And, when we are regenerated, and thus have light in ourselves, we give light to each other.

    In the candle the wick, usually braided cotton, burns and produces a flame. When the wick is lit a chain of events begins. Wax, which is present on and near the wick, begins to melt. At that point, the wick absorbs the liquid wax (which has just melted) and pulls it upwards (due to capillary action). The heat of the flame vaporizes the fuel (molten wax), which in turn combines with oxygen in the air (combustion) to produce a constant flame.

     A candle uses heat to produce light. In order to do that, it makes use of a process called combustion, which is basically the burning of a substance in the presence of oxygen, and produces heat and light. Here, the fuel is wax, which is composed of complex carbon compounds. Wax burns in the presence of oxygen to produce carbon dioxide gas, which is colorless. The smoke that you see is because wax never burns in a completely clean way.

     This process in a candle is a simple example of a universal principle. The pulling-in and wicking-up, or capillary action, of the wax as fuel is an example of the universal principle that everything has its beginning from outermost parts, and these outer parts provide for and moves toward the essential inner action; meaning, in all brith and manifestation,  the external parts are first made and the internal parts are made from it. For instance, in the embryo in the womb the beginning of the arterial system is in the skin, not the heart. This may seem surprising, but it is illustrated by the similar and well-known fact that the beginnings of the woody fibres of trees are in the leaves, not the stem or the roots. Through the pith and the delicate fibres of the bark, nourishment ascends to the first tender leaves, and from these descends the first woody fibres that provide the build-up between the bark and the pith, (the leaves also provide the fibres that build the roots. Through these woody and cortical fibres sap afterwards ascends to the leaves, and new buds and leaves are formed, which in turn send down other fibres, and thus the trunk of the tree grows in concentric layers of wood – every fibre of which has descended from the leaves. In a similar way, the materials and strands of the nervous system, the beginnings of blood vessels, and the tissues of the organs are produced in the skin, and are sustained and reproduced from tissues of the skin. The process of membranes being produced in the ‘ultimates of the body, and especially from the skin’ comes from a universal principle that operates throughout life.

     A similar process took place in Jesus, though of much larger scope. The process that took place in Christ is the universal master-key for all processes. It humbles us to contemplate the magnitude of what Jesus did, but things like the candle help us to see it.  It is ultimately incomprehensible to understand Jesus’s process because he is infinite and we are finite – but that is no reason not to seek – it just means there is no end to what we can seek, and come to understand. The whole reason He was born here was to make himself accessible and known, so that He could redeem and regenerate our soul. 

      Jesus in His life on earth, day by day, moment by moment, ‘consumed’ the hereditary evil in His body. His hereditary evil was in the body only, which is of the external part of the self. His internal was divine because from the Father and thus contained no evil, but divine good and truth. Because He was born on earth, Like all humans, He had hereditary evil from His mother who was human. By ‘consumed the hereditary evil’, I mean He removed the evil out of Himself by overcoming each and every temptation that confronted Him, or that tried to seduce Him. He could be drawn in to temptation because He had hereditary evil in His body, but by addressing and overcoming each and every one – even to the last on the cross – He made his human body divine! In this process He carried the whole of humanity with Him in an internal way. Humanity had lost its connection to God by becoming almost completely external in its religion and so spiritually had atrophied. People don’t understand that this was a very real disconnect in the psyche and soul of man, a disconnect of the avenues that can bond us to heaven and God. Jesus rebuilt these avenues of connection in the psyche of mankind by doing it in himself in a body, on earth, among us; by loving all humanity, by teaching people, and by establishing the new church.

     Just as the union of the wax and wick sustain a flame that can light a room, the union of Jesus body and soul produces light and heat that sustains the whole of the universe and all mankind. Light and heat  produced from a candle brings light and warmth to people in a room. In Jesus, from the Holy marriage of His divine body and soul proceeds, as from a fountain, the Holy fire that created and sustains all of life. Unlike a candle, or anything else that exists, God is uncreated. Like a candle Jesus was born on the material earth – the divine one had to overcome the inertia of this world, and He did. Jesus made His body divine in the resurrection – and took it up into heaven. Jesus is in the midst of the spiritual sun above heaven from which proceeds wisdom (light) and love (heat), and these are life, the very spiritual substance of all life, and that perpetually sustains life. 

 

 

 

 

 

MEDITATION ON BONDING WITH GOD

November 7th, 2020

To Bond with God…… This is from the universal principle of union of which the Lord is the prime example and source of – for in him is the Holy Marriage between his divine human and divine soul. All genuine spirituality comes from the striving for union, as between our body and soul, love and wisdom, charity and faith, man and woman, the root and the soil, earth and sky, sperm and the egg, the heart and the lungs. These things are distinct but operate as one in use and cannot exist without each other. It’s takes preparation, and exercising inner skill; in doing this there is fulfillment, a birthing in our soul. There is fulfillment because when the union takes place there is inherently a bonding with God. When we bond with God we touch a little of His Glory, we feel it and it immediately humbles us further. We could only make the bond to begin with if the soil of our soul was softened by a sense of humility – humility inherently contains innocence. Innocence in us allows us to receive God. Innocence in union with life intelligence births a mature spirituality. In this process we are a receiver from God and there is fulfillment in that we know we did our part in responding and taking action, and we learned and grew. This is true in all forms of uses, practical and spiritual, though the spiritual is a higher stage.

This process is most wonderful in the act of understanding and living the Word of God from the Bible. From all this one can see that the process is reciprocal. Reciprocality is inherent in the process of union. This truth is extremely important to embrace for when we do we lose the vanity to think we can do without God. To bond with God….

THE PROFOUND PROCESS BY WHICH JESUS MERGED WITH DIVINE TRUTH

October 29th, 2020
THE PROFOUND PROCESS BY WHICH JESUS MERGED WITH DIVINE TRUTH IN THE GLORIFICATION
 
In the Glorification process there are two parallel processes by which Jesus Glorified His human body. This is a description of How Jesus became Divine Truth in the Glorification Process. (I previously did a post on the process of how Jesus made Himself divine love in the Glorification; please read that also). (There is much to it but I will explicate it as concisely as I can).
This process is very significant to understand for it gives a profound key to understanding what is happening in the Gospels.
 
Jesus became divine truth by fulfilling all prophecy written about Him in the Bible. When Jesus declares in the synagogue the words, ‘This day the scriptures are fulfilled’, we realize that He is the fulfillment of the prophesies about the Messiah. It is an extraordinary moment that is the culmination of centuries of prophecy and preparation throughout the Old Testament. The Word is divine truth in the Bible from God; and, Jesus is divine truth embodied, and in the process of the Glorification they came into convergence and ultimately perfect union.
 
Divine truth originates from the Holy soul of the Lord in heaven; there, it is in its internal purity. Divine truth in the Bible was accommodated down to earth to humans by degrees; this means it has a higher spiritual form in heaven and a natural form on earth. It manifests on earth in the form of the published Bible through revelation given to the prophets and disciples. In the Bible of the Old Testament it is prophesied (over 300 times in one way or another) that the Messiah will come and He will accomplish deeds that will redeem and save all humanity. (These prophecies are divine truth for what comes from the will of God is by nature divine and eternal). The Lord came into the world and throughout His life lived all that was prophesied about him; He consciously initiated this Himself when he announced that ‘Today the scriptures are fulfilled’. He fulfilled and embodied divine truth from beginning to end, and thus fully became the whole of divine truth. He did this by fulfilling each and every prophecy to the last one, which took place on the cross. This is why He is the LIVING Word; He lived it, He embodied it, and He became it. This is not a metaphor, but a historical accomplishment that was centuries and centuries in the making. It is a work that only the divine Human could perform. For as said, what the divine will professes always comes into being, no matter how long it may be.
Divine truth is totally complete and immutable in its awareness, and this truth has to established in both the natural and spiritual worlds to be whole. The natural is the foundation of the spiritual and neither can subsist without the other. God foresaw that the state of religion and charity would decline to such a degree that if He did not come all humanity would be lost in abysmal darkness. So God put forth divine truth in the prophecies of the Old Testament from His divine forethought many many centuries before He would incarnate.
 
We can gain an understand of how Jesus became divine truth by embodying them from a truth we have all heard in common language: ‘A man becomes what they does’. We become what we believe, will, and do. This is because our soul is composed of our will and understanding. When we are stripped away of all the externals, as we will be when we die, we are left with what we really love and believe, and this is what forms our internal soul. Jesus fulfilled all the prophecies by performing them and living them in the world, such as – healing the sick, performing miracles, teaching the multitudes, receiving baptism; and being crucified and resurrecting – therefore, He is the One and became the whole of divine truth!
 
Here is another important way to look at this: by being born in the natural world of earth Jesus had an external and internal self as do all humans who are born. By progressively fulfilling all prophecy in the Word to the end, He brought the external (His body) and His internal (His soul) into perfect union, known as the Holy marriage between His divine essence and human. In the resurrection there was no more separation, but the Holy Union! His physical body became divine, for that which merges with the divine is divine, and there is only one divine. When you break metal in two, and then weld it back together, the weld becomes the strongest part. His presence and power were upgraded by the crucible of the glorification process exponentially. He became what He did, and what He did in his life is fulfill the prophecies. Praise God!

Two Good Police Officers are Shot in the Face: BLM Wants to Destroy Those That Maintain Stability in Society But they Will Fail

September 15th, 2020

Two cops peacefully sitting in their car were shot by a BLM gunman who snuck up and shot them in the face. It’s very sad, our whole culture has to absorb this insane news of what is happening in our society. BLM also obstructed their way to the hospital and chanted ‘we hope you die’. This makes me (and anyone with common sense and who loves our great country) grieve, it makes me sick at heart. I feel so especially for police, how they must feel. It is right to grieve for and honor these two police and all police who are unjustly vilified. The subversive forces in our society keep going to more and more extremes. To sustain their delusion they have to go deeper and deeper into denial. They seem to be going to the point they have lost a conscience. You can’t appeal to decency in people who have lost their conscience they just want to escalate chaos.


Police are the last resort against people who have no conscience. Evil wants to erase the line of decency and destabilize society. They want to defund and get rid of the police. They want us to lose hope and feel disturbed, that’s how evil operates.

People who have no conscience are far worse than animals because they have evil and cruel purpose. They want to cause pain and despair. Evil humans want to smother and destroy the soul of another. People who do this can always cause us to grieve, to feel pain and hurt. We feel grief because we love what is right and have a conscience, but they want us to feel despair and give up. That we cannot and will not do.

Let us affirm the truth. 99 percent of all police are good. They are the first responders that keep law and order and uphold consequences to breaking the laws. They are essential to any stable society. In doing their service they put their lives on the line for the rest of us and deserve our honor.

BLM is trying to turn this all upside down by falsely demonizing the police, defunding them and getting rid of them – a huge step in destroying our society and nation. They will fail. As doctor strange says in Infinity War, “You will find our will is equal to yours”. We must do our part in supporting the police and decency in society.

Let us pray: Dear Lord Jesus we pray that you will subdue the forces of evil in our society that are boiling over. We pray that you win over those who can be restored to love and decency, and bring them home. We pray the two officers will heal and come back to live good lives, and we pray that all police are under your protection in body and soul. In our grief, we pray Father you will bring us through to hope and deepen our faith. We pray that good will win in America and we will be a light to the world more than ever before. In the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Amen

Part two. All Good Comes From the Lord: How Recognizing this is Essential to the Spiritual Circuitry of Our Soul

May 3rd, 2020

     The value of being able to see and feel that all good comes from God is that it opens us to receive. Believing all good comes from God orders the spiritual circuitry in our soul to receive and give the way it’s meant to. The value of this is incalculable. The human soul is a receptacle. We do not have intrinsic life but receive life from God. It appears we have life from ourself, and it appears such so that we can truly be free, But the reality is our soul is an organ; an organ that is the highest form in the universe. Like the eye is an organ that receives light and processes it and the ear is an organ that receives sound and processes it – our soul is an organ, but a spiritual organ. Our soul, which is the whole human form is made to receive love and wisdom from God. The human soul is the highest form because we are made in the image of God. We are human because He is human, only He is the infinite divine human, and we are finite. God’s desire is for us to go through the process of bonding with Him so He can give us eternal happiness in heaven – which is the purpose for which we were made.

     It is an innate human need to learn to trust, we have to learn this in spite of the hardships and pitfalls of the world. We can never be our whole self unless we can express trust. To trust it is unavoidable (and a good and beautiful thing) that we humble ourself. I believe this is so because as humans we are inherently in a position of receiving as described above. It is the innocence in our soul from childhood (knowns as ‘remains’ in the Bible) that can be incorporated into the adult self that allows us to be humbled. We can always trust the Lord. He can only be approached in humility. The Lord is our Father, our mother, our creator and when we learn to trust Him He is also our friend. He told the disciples when they learned to believe in who He is, ‘I now call you my friends’. Our relationship with the Lord is reciprocal and mutual, and this makes it profoundly intimate. It is as intimate as anything can be because He is the deepest part of our soul, and He is throughout our body. His greatest love is to save us, but we have to cooperate. 

     Humility is not weakness. Humility is the source of strength. It is so because humility is how we receive from God, and we receive from Him true principle and are infilled with love. This elevates perception and gives the correct motivation, which is the source of strength and other the other virtues such as perseverance, spiritual intelligence and moral character. All human beings have inclinations toward evil from head to toe. We know how easily we can do the selfish thing at the expense of our neighbor when no one is looking. We have to grow and regenerate ourself out of this condition. We cannot do it ourself – we need the Lord. Humility is not weakness. It takes strength and skill to open ourself and be honest. It is in this state of humility that we receive, and are filled. In spite of all the powers He had the Lord suffered himself to be born in this external world and humbled himself to be killed on the cross. He loves us. Humility is the opposite of what the world tells us. It is how we become our true self and because it is our true state in relation to God. It is Strength because the more we allow ourself to be led by the Lord the more we become our sovereign self from our core. 

      What is the alternative to not seeing that all good comes from God. Then we think it comes from ourself. We take the credit in our own mind and heart, and the flow of receiving and giving is stunted. We operate on our own prudence, which can appear to go a long way but falls apart sooner or later and in the end and does not make it to heaven. I know people who live well, are honest and do good work, but they don’t accept God. (I am writing this because of my sense of pain in observing this.) They trust in their own prudence. They can be moral but for those without the spiritual level, the moral level is empty. The spiritual motivation should the source of being moral, then they go together, and things are in good order. Without the spiritual level, what is the moral serving – it is serving oneself, or those who are close to us like our family. Even if we do good things for others and our neighbor in our work, but do not acknowledge that the good comes from God, it is good for others, but it does no good for our soul’s salvation because we think it comes from ourself. This is a lie. There is no infilling, and the flow stops, it is all stuck in self. In this state the inclinations to evil remain hidden and may be tempered but they are not removed. God works for evil to never be hidden. They cannot be removed as long as they are hidden. This is why we go through trials, ups and downs, depression and rejuvenation. We can only receive the good from God to the degree that evils are rejected and removed.  

This is the problem with the philosophy of humanists, and many new agers – they think they have intrinsic life in themself. They think the good comes from man, nature or perhaps a supreme being. They do a lot of good things for each other. They may believe God is in nature, and sometimes that they are divine. But in general they do not ‘bend the knee’, that is, humble themself to the Lord in their ideas. External Christians do a similar thing. Only God can judge anyones’s true state in regard to salvation, but we can in a certain measure understand the principles at work. 

It is spiritual thievery to deny that all good comes from God. We are for him or against him, there is no escaping this. To deny the truth of our being with God requires a great deal of energy, to ignore the emptiness requires a lot of distraction. We can claim ignorance but everything in life points to this truth and in the end there is no excuse. For instance, those who have been wronged often feel the desire for vengence, but eventually they realize they don’t want to carry around the hate that is killing them. The pain, hopefully, turns them toward God who is just and loves them. In truth to deny God is the worst kind of betrayal, it is the betrayal of our own soul. Deep down we know this. People get away with ignore Him, so they think they will always get away with it, but they will eventually fall. “It it is better to lose an eye, than to lose your whole soul’. It doesn’t matter how many years one gets away with on this earth, there is no hiding from the consequences in the afterlife.

   When we do things with the core acknowledgement that the good comes from God then it becomes the umbrella motivation for the things we do. (This is of course a gradual, up and down process over a lifetime.) Then we don’t invest in other things like work, family, nature, relationships as the source of our salvation. These things are good in themselves, and under the umbrella of God blossom in their use; if not, the are developmental, but also serve as distractions from God. When we make God the source then ‘all these things will be added unto us’.  When we think the good comes from ourself then everything comes under the service of self, and they serve as distraction from inner emptiness. So many people look good and do good on the outside but they are not preparing themself for heaven.

 

 

Description of the Structure of the Entire Natural and Spiritual Universe And the View It Gives of How Jesus Christ Renewed Everything In the Resurrection

April 19th, 2020

There is only one God and that is Jesus the divine human. There can be only one God by the nature of what the divine is. The divine is omnipotent and omnipresent, and there can only be One who has this power and quality. If there were two then neither would be omnipotent or omnipresent, so more than one is an impossibility. These are principles of truth not abstractions. (The slightest thought of two gods, as some have falsely held on earth, is utterly abhorrent to angels and those in heavenly light). God is in the human form; He is the perfect human from creation, always has and always will be. Before the resurrection in the Old Testament in the Bible He was known as Jehovah; after the resurrection He is known as Jesus Christ who is the same one God as Jehovah, except with a new human. God had never been in the material world of earth before. By being birthed on earth and resurrected after death Jesus Christ became the new human of God. The resurrection is the ultimate birthing. The Glorification process was the refining fire by which Jesus forged the eternal bond between his human body and divine soul.

We humans are made “in His image” meaning we are human because He is human, except He is infinite and divine and we are finite and human beings with a soul. It is a universal principle that all things created by the divine repeat the form of the divine. Because His form is repeated in everything, we are in the human form, and the human form is a universal form in the universe. In its actual shape and structure the whole of the universe is a complete human in all of its parts and organs in every minutest detail. This is known as the Grand Man, which is Jesus in His macro, and so it is true that we are in the body of Jesus. Even the animal kingdom, the plant kingdom and the mineral kingdom derive their nature from the human form, though they are (each in turn) more remote forms of it.

If one were able to see the whole of heaven you would see that it is composed of heavenly societies that compose and correspond to all the parts and organs of the human body. Each society is like a city or community, self contained and has all the functions, uses, occupations, wonders of nature as do cities, communities, or nations on earth. Each society of heaven corresponds to a specific part of the human form, like the lung, heart, skin, veins, muscles, brains, etc. The part of the human form that a society corresponds relates to the character and overall purpose of the society. For instance hearing relates to the ability to understand and obey. The heart relates to the ability to know the truth from love immediately from hearing it. The skin are those who are very dense in strictly obeying doctrine, but are a protector of the precious insides. This is true in every minutest detail of the body and its innumerable parts. God is sovereign, each society is sovereign, and each human is sovereign; and, each of these in its overall structure is in the human form. In addition, each of the innumerable parts in the human, that is in each of the sovereign entities, are connected and serve an essential function to each other and to the whole. Each angel loves serving the others in their society more than themselves, so love increases exponentially the more that enter.

The Grand man is the overall form of heaven; hell is not in the Grand man, but is its opposite; hell is in the shape of a Satanic human. (The Grand Man and Satan are enormous and complex far beyond our ability to understand, and no human can see them in their whole, but we can conceptualize them in principle.) Now to see the whole structure of the universe Imagine the infinitely beautiful Grand man standing and facing the infinitely brilliant spiritual sun, (of which God Himself is in the midst). Underneath The Grand Man, upside down to him, and facing away from the Sun is Hell in the shape of Satan, a monstrous human form. Hell is the negative opposite in every way to the grand man. For every particular society in heaven that serves good, there is an opposite society in hell that serves evil. Opposite each particular society of the highest heaven (and the function it serves), there is a society in deepest hell, that serves the hellish negative of that society, and this is the same for the middle heavens, and the middle hells, and the lower heavens, and the higher hells. There is a perfect equilibrium maintained between heaven and hell in structure, but spiritually they completely repel each other like the same poles of magnets. There is no union between them. The very atmosphere in the spiritual world is composed of ‘a quality of affection. The various qualities of love and wisdom are the spiritual substance that compose the ‘air’ in each particular societies of the spiritual world. In heaven the atmosphere is of love and in hell it is of hate. So those in hell cannot even breath or survive in the heavenly atmosphere.

It is also important to see that though they are opposite forces hell has no source of its own. Those in hell receive life from God, but they have completely inverted and corrupted that life into selfish love and hate, and they have done so by their own freedom of choice, not God’s will. The soul of each person that lives while in the natural world takes on a form that is based on the way the lived, believed and loved, and when they die this form is set and cannot change. If it is capable of heavenly light they are prepared for heaven and they grow from the form of their soul at the end of life. The form, or constellation of their soul, is like a seed from which they can then grow in happiness for eternity. If they are hellish then they grow negatively from that form.

Hell, in the human figure of Satan, is beneath, and upside down to the Grand Man. Their feet are adjacent but the Satan is facing in the opposite direction from the Grand Man (away from the spiritual sun). Those who are in hell appear to them self to be standing upright, but the position just described shows their true spiritual state, which is that their feet are up and their head down. Also, between heaven and hell is a chasm which separates them, and this is the world of spirits. The world of spirits is in the spiritual world between heaven and hell, and it is a transitional place (state) that gradually prepares each person that dies for heaven or hell. The world of spirits can be a beautiful place or a scary place. Everyone there is undergoing a gradual process of vastation that prepares them for their eternal time in heaven or in hell. Vastation means to ‘be cleansed’. This means those who can receive heaven gradually go through a process of removing that in them that is from hell. Everyone has within them a ruling love and if their ruling love is hate then they are prepared for Hell. The things in them that are of heaven are vastated for these are extraneous and not part of the core love. Those with a ruling love for heaven are vastated of extraneous loves from hell. It must be so so they can be in heaven or hell and its atmosphere without duplicity. Each person in the world of spirits is gradually gravitating to the east or west, the east being toward heaven and the west toward hell.

Life on earth is in perfect equilibrium between the forces of heaven and hell. Because heaven and hell are of the spirit they are outside time and space and can be present to people on earth and to people in the world of spirits. The whole structure of creation rests on this equilibrium for it is the fulcrum upon which human freedom exists! The end purpose of this structure is in the service of humans, (which includes the spirits in the world of spirits (former humans), and angels (former humans)). There is no other way for a person to have life and consciousness other than to be in freedom. The equilibrium between heaven and hell that provides freedom is another expression of how the human form is a universal form in the universe.  The world of spirits is somewhat like the natural world in that in it there is good and evil, but people’s abilities are much more refined there, and one’s purpose there is more refined, that is, to be vastated in preparation for heaven or hell. The world of spirits is a sort master growth processing place in which the falsities of thought and self perception are removed so that one can come into their true self. This is of course for those going to heaven. Hell is for those who have not prepared them self on earth to be able to receive this process. They refuse and reject every prompting and effort of the angels to the point they choose to be in hell, not necessarily consciously but by their actions and because their ruling love is hate. The world of spirits looks in every way very much like earth life, but the people don’t have physical bodies, but spiritual bodies, and as they gradually realize this they see that their faculties are many times greater and more astute than they were in the world.

In the resurrection when Jesus became one with God He became the innermost of all things, and what is the innermost is also the outermost. This means that his presence is immediate with everyone and all things and He became the Grand Man! In achieving the resurrection through the glorification process Jesus defied all the laws of physics. He merged his material body with the divine and made it spiritual. He raised it into the spiritual world. This can never happen, other than by the divine; and it will never happen again for what the divine does is eternal by nature. It is not so much that He defied the laws of physics but that He became the law of the universe from love. This is what it means to enter the innermost. The one who defies the undefiable laws of physics can only do so by becoming divine order; He becomes the innermost and outermost of the universe. God from the beginning is divine truth and love. What He did in being born on earth is prophesied in the Bible from beginning to end. Prophecy in the Bible is divine truth because it comes for the will of God. In being born on earth and growing to manhood Jesus fulfilled all the prophecies of the Bible thus became and upgraded divine truth.  By doing this Jesus Christ renewed all things, and now has immediate relationship and presence to everyone and everything. He exponentially increased the light available in the natural and spiritual worlds. 

Jesus, The Inner Teacher: The One Who Works The Transformation of Our Soul

February 13th, 2020

Getting one’s own sovereignty right internally helps transform things within us and thus in our life. It may or may not change things around us, but it allows us to see what is ours and what is not. Being able to see this is very important for then we are able to develop and retain our inner treasure. Jesus said, “if they do not receive you, then shake the dust off your feet – and KEEP YOUR PEACE”. This seems selfish to the outside, but it means being in the core self where our connection with God is, that’s the elixir that changes things from the inside. This takes internal homework – a lot of people don’t do it.
At some point we see Jesus is the inner teacher, the only inner teacher, others help from the outside. All others, including all angels, like us, have sin and hereditary evil, and cannot see or be what Jesus is. He is all loving, all peace, all wise – with knowledge of every particular process and change that we need. He went through them all for our sake and produced the path, the way, so He knows. He is the master of masters, the king of Kings, the hero of heroes.
We go through trials, temptations, fits of anxiety, fear and anger. All temptations produce anxiety by nature because the outcome is not known whether good or evil will win. But while we are deep in it, we who love God, part of us has an inner awareness, we keep the faith, and we come through to the other side. This is how He removes hereditary evil in us. He is closest to us during the trials of our life. It’s like giving birth, its hurts like a son-of-a-bitch, but in the end it produces life and great love. It is like riding a steep roller coaster, we know the vertical fall is coming and it’s going to be intense, but the level swing produces great joy.

“For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39