Quest for immortality

Out of the dark side came forth light

Is immortality real?

Science has isolated the immortality gene. We have death genes and immortal genes. According to * University of London’s study of genes it’s been concluded that genes do remember. Actually we bombrad our DNA with messages, good and bad, thoughts and emotions, words and ideas; all influence our genetic makeup. And, even now as you read this blog.

* [University College London (UCL) published its findings in 2006 in the European Journal of Human Genetics; see Emma Whitelaw, “Epigenetics: Sins of the fathers, and their fathers,” European Journal of Human Genetics, February 1, 2006; http://www.nature.com/ejhg/journal/v14/n2/full/5201567a.html%5D

We carry war genes as well as peace genes. The nature of war is explosive, while the nature of peace is healing, soothing, restoring and never exploding.

Have you heard of the spontaneous human combustion? There have been two hundred reported cases over the last three hundred years.[i] What about the unreported cases? A living body going up in flames without any apparent external source of ignition is indeed a very strange phenomenon. But, this extreme example shows that the inner peace must be taken seriously. The past lives’ demonic energies are so loaded with unrest, war, destruction and bloodshed; that eventually these entities manifest themselves in those involuntary combustions. Our chemical acidity increases not only because of the foods we consume, but also because of the strife we have inherited from our family gene pool; and outward projections of that warlike inner state.  Peacemakers live and keep on living.

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War in a bottle

WHEN ADAM ‘ALSO’ BECAME FLESH

Numerous excavations in the Middle East keep on confirming the accuracy of the biblical record, and it is our task to arrive at logical conclusions. We do not diminish our faith in God, but rather augment it for then our faith is “smart” and no longer blind. Adam was only called to replenish (Genesis 1:28) the earth, naturally speaking, with his type. Instead of studying this record we bemoan the fall of Adam and Eve as if that fall was final and irreparable. Adam and Eve did not fall, but only transgressed the first and the ever given commandment. The faculty of contrast was a later addition. The contrast of “yes” and “no” came after they had learned the con-sequences, which was also temporary. God’s creation continues. Formation and reformation also continues through education.

The peace ways educate us in the divine. The war ways only educate us in the history of this world. Now, the choice is yours, as to which education will you avail yourself with? Adam and Eve were very much spiritual beings, as much as they were physical, but the physical part of their development had to be taught for it is so to this day. Right education can turn you into a moral person and morality has to do with our behavior toward one another. Education is only a vehicle that brings us to our destination at which point we not only learn more, but also brings functionality. A university graduate uses his or her education for practical applications on the job. Their knowledge qualifies them to do something others are not qualified to do. Education also includes mistakes and their corrections, until the prefect is attained. Would God mind the fall of His children and not correct them? Would He not give them the proper education—and guide them into the fullness of righteousness, and the knowledge of Himself, and the laws that govern His kingdom—without the provision of repentance, and therefore also correction? – Of course not. The compassionate loving God is still in the business of educating us, but does this education of His infuse us with knowledge of His laws, His ways, and the “Spiritual Physics” that govern His realm? Or, perhaps we chose only a one-sided education of just the natural? We learn physics, biology, history, geography and economics, etc, but God seems to be stuck in a picture frame called religion. ‘Don’t you touch it lest He should jump out of the frame and directly affect your life?’ But, if that happens to anyone then we either don’t believe it or adopt a dumbfounded look, or out-right call it false, for after all, the miraculous does not fit in that narrow box of ours. When Adam had “ALSO” become flesh; his endlessness of days was limited to just 120. (Genesis 6:3) The incredible violence and constant aggressive behavior could not continue indefinitely. I am after another hunt. I hunt for true immortality.

That immortal gene also resides in us. The light this gene carries must be paid attention to. “Doctors are using genes to help people with blindness, clogged arteries and other issues. After years of complex research there are signs that gene therapy can fix what doctors once thought were untreatable diseases. A man once blind can now see… and a woman who had trouble walking… is now on her feet and working out with an intensity she never imagined.” My point is this: these are just scraps of information we glean from research, for we know that genes carry healing, and as well as deadly properties; and they do remember. Repentance deals with a complete return to the Creator, and His original design, and I believe that it is solely our responsibility; hence, it comes down to our resolve and determination. As a solution to man’s sick appetite for killing; death became the solution. Death is the final and forced-upon permanent peace. Earth could not endure the violent and perverse ways of its custodians. The rulers of this planet became its subjects. Ever since then, man carries wrath and malice in his bones, and even now tries to avoid a direct confrontation with this issue. The earth keeps opening its mouth swallowing all the sinners, and transgressors, into its dark corridors.

Later on in religion, man started to mystify death, and then blamed it all on Adam’s transgression. In atheism, man became just another mammal. God is viewed as some sick sadist who enjoys frying people in hell for eternity just because they have supposedly rejected some religious frame. To this day we view God through our skewed eyesight. Being unwilling to come out from our skin and then see us from His point of view, but that would be already too much to ask. That’s how much we are attached to our ‘skin’… until one day we must altogether part with it. But, it was never God’s plan.

We love our free will and we dread it; as a result we mismanage it. Either we accept the fact that we are endowed with the independent free will, when it comes to peacemaking, which is the work of righteousness (Isaiah 32:17), or we reject it. Even when God called Jonah to Nineveh, Jonah had the free will to not go and that’s what he did. Even when the fish spewed him out, Jonah could have gone his own way. But, God would have to replace Jonah with someone else. But watch this, after Jonah completed his mission, his free will was there to guide him wherever he wished to go. God did not interfere with Jonah’s will. Gideon did God’s bidding, but after he finished the job Gideon returned to idolatry.

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  1. If you are interested in an answer to your question “Is Immortality Real”: may I refer you to my blog http://www.Ben-Abba.com; where I discuss my research on a man whom I believe is a 2,800 year old immortal.

    And that is just the beginning of what I have to say about immortality and real immortals…

  2. This is not the immortality I speak about. A shriveled up skin, deformed body, dim eyesight and no teeth… Those who are immortal are like those who are born of the Spirit and are like wind. You do not know where they come from and do not know where they go, therefore, they are not documented as Ben Abba blog documents it.
    Just as Philip, in the Book of Acts, was snatched and instantly transported from place to place, he just appeared and disappeared, so it can be with the overcomer-immortal.
    Like Jesus who ate bread and fish; Thomas could touch his body, then Jesus vanished so that they we might not keep on activating just the shell, the physical body man, but the spirit inside it. The body is like a car with a driver inside it. How would you like the car to drive you around? Who is in control, the driver or the car, the body or the spirit?
    It is beyond religion; it is happening today.

  3. The bible tells only one time that the Holy Spirit transported him from one place to another to serve another person who was looking for Christ Jesus, the Son of God. Nowhere else we have heard or read again that he did that often as it is something that is usual among believers in Christ. Paul had his experience en was lifted up in the spirit and saw unspeakable things, but even he was cautious to speak out about his experiences. Yet he was God’s chosen one to proclaim Gods words to the body of Christ in order to build their faith in Jesus Christ the Messiah. He was also the apostle that warned the body of Christ to not be deceived by false prophets and false teachers and he wrote that anyone who brought a different teaching then he did, he would be condemned.
    Christ was the Son of God, God revealed in flesh, the Messiah who had the power to lay down His live and take it back. No one could take it from Him, because He had received that power from His heavenly Father, the Creator of all men, heaven and earth, the God of Abraham, Jacob and Isaac, The God of the body of Christ. No one can compare himself with Him, His appearing and disappearing.
    We do not have any power to become immortal yet, while we are still alive. The Bible does not teach that at all. It is not Biblical, but demonic and new age. I have met people with new age thoughts saying the same thing.

    • I wonder why would anyone fight against this blessed truth?
      Why embracing organized religion and in its name state that something is already outdated or does not happen anymore. Perhaps that dogma needs updating? As if God ages too like we do. Yet, in Him and before Him there is no time.
      He who is the same, yesterday and today, longs for you to repent and embrace Him as He really is; that’s is the reason He sent His Firstborn Son to pave the way back to Him.
      Lumping people together and dropping them into categories like the New Age or into other, categories of often blind the truth-seekers; calling something outright false or demonic is the basic self-righteous attitude of a very narrow religiousness.

      God is Spirit, John 4:24, how can God be flesh?
      Jesus was, again WAS (and is no more having glorified body an earthly image of His former earthly body which He had conquered, and through Him we can do the same because of the paid on the cross price). WHILE He was on the earth He was flesh and blood, but not fleshly God. Now He is Spirit, the Father is Spirit and the Holy Spirit is Spirit. (We may say that Trinity is one Spirit, the Original God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob).

      Jesus is the mirror of the Father (Hebrews 1:3) The Hebrews (Jews) understood the Hebrew word TZELEM, which was also used in Genesis 1, a mirror or reflection, and in wider sense also representation.
      So we are back at square one. God is Spirit. Period. No longer flesh. The body of Jesus (his mouth spoke, His hands did miraculous deeds in perfect obedience to the Father. If the Father did nothing the Son did likewise. The Son was just the mirror of His Father, for He ONLY said what the Father said. He ONLY did what the Father did, not more or less. He reflected the Father in perfect obedience. Don’t you wish you could become such mirror? He promised us: “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father.” John 14:12
      Be careful dear Susanne. Don’t grieve the Holy Spirit. Do not judge, which comes from fear of the unknown, and since you seem to have found security in a dogma then stay there, lest some demon mislead you…

      (John 5:19, 30) Jesus said in John 14:28, “My Father is greater than I.”
      Are you praying in front of a figure or a picture like the pagans do? I hope not.

      Lift up your vision a bit higher, my dear sister and get more of the revelatory light. Bask in His presence. Fear not, for there is nothing to fear. Man created that fear and now God uses another man to remove it. “For the Perfect Love casts out all fear.” Who is that perfect love?
      Your faith should not be blind because such faith is actually already crippled with fear of the unknown and superstitious.
      Have faith In Him, which comes from knowing Him and His truth just as He gives to you personally. Imagine. You are God’s chosen prophet. Like Samuel He wakes you up at night and speaks to you. (Samuel was a boy still when God spoke to him, so he ran to Eli to find out if it were he that spoke). But when Samuel matured, he did not have to square it with no one else anymore. He knew God’s voice. Maturity.
      Now, if you have matured and heard God’s voice, would you run to your Pastor asking him if this is correct? Your pastor, in his pastoral care, would only warn you against the demonic that pretends to God’s voice for after all Satan transforms himself into an angel of light—is the quickest way to stop someone from getting (in their view) too spiritual. Preaching timidity, warnings, ‘be careful’ and then wrap it all up on a self-made philosophy like God does not do these things anymore. The last time that happened w 2000 years ago etc… Why creating fear of the unknown, unless one protects one theological camp against another camp?
      If he, your pastor, were mature enough, he would have given you the freedom to develop. Freedom, even the one the Spirit of the Lord gives us. (2 Corinthians 3:17)

      I am a Bible teacher, but I always say that I am only pointing you in the right direction, but the arrival you must do alone. When you arrive you do not need my pointing finger anymore. Many of His sheep have already arrived and ceased to be sheep; they have become sons and daughters of the Most High. You do not need to join them now, but if you take the journey yourself then one day you will arrive at the same place for in the One we are all one.

      You brother; Ben Joseph

  4. Who says that I am fighting what has been written in God’s word the Holy Bible? I am just being cautious since Jesus Himself warns about false teachers, prophets and even false messiah who would perform great signs and wonders to deceive His flock. It may seem to you as organized religion and give you the impression that I embrace organized religion, but it is not, neither have I a self-righteous attitude of a very narrow religiousness. I am just being careful since I have seen and experienced a lot.

    I do love God the heavenly Father and also have a great love for His Firstborn Son Jesus and long to know Him more and better, but I do not need a pastor or any other person to show me the way, since He came to me when I was still a little child of seven and told me that He was coming back on earth again. As I grew up and became wiser and gained wisdom from His written word I found out that it was Him , Jesus, who came to me and it was He who sought me and it was He who revealed Himself to me and called me. He spoke to me just as the Father spoke to Samuel in his childhood. The difference between the little Samuel and me was that he had parents who prayed for him and a priest who took care of him for a while. I only had my Savior and no one else.

    Maybe I am not that smart as you seem to be and it may seem that my faith in God is not that strong as yours is, but there is a different season of growth and understanding. You calling maybe different to mine and since I have gone much in life and have suffered a lot, I staggered now and then, but it did not prevent me from growing in love and understanding the written word and for Jesus Himself. So, my longing for Him is as much as His longing to me and I belong to Him. I know His gentle and kind heart and I have seen and experienced His unfailing faithfulness.

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    Lumping people together and dropping them into categories like the New Age or into other, categories of often blind the truth-seekers; calling something outright false or demonic is the basic self-righteous attitude of a very narrow religiousness.

    I am not blind and my reasons for doubts is to be cautious, because I have had my experiences and bumped to someone who called himself “I Am” and thinks he is god, since someone brainwashed him and polluted his mind with new age thoughts. To him the supernatural became as real as the flowers in the garden. He claims to be the savior the world is expecting and is about to reveal himself. He threatened me to come after me the moment he enters this world as god. Oh, he may do so, but has to pass the Father and His angels first to get me.

    Then another one came as an angel of light. Someone, who eagerly wanted to be a Jew but was not a Jew by his birth. He used to attend a messianic church for 25 years and developed resentment towards the Christians. He seemed so nice and religiously correct, but I sensed from time to time that something was wrong. Still I let him in, in to our life, loved him as a brother, yet blinded, while my heart was upset and my mind warning that something was wrong. I did not know that he was a false servant, casting out demons, prophesying and baptizing people. He called himself Chonanja. Surprisingly Chonanja used also to be a false prophet in the Bible. How odd. He entered as a false prophet in to the houses of women yearning after their flesh. Soon the Lord opened my eyes what he really was after and I threw him out of our lives. Recently I found out that he has found his meat he was looking for and jumped her and make her pregnant without marrying her first. They lost the baby and now they are married, still thinking it was God who brought them together. For more than two decades he visited a messianic church thinking he was doing right, but has destroyed so many lives with his deceiving lies and harshness. It was a sorcerer hypnotizing with his eyes and sucking the life of God out of me. Lucky for me, God was faithful and merciful and saved me from his deceits, but the harm was done. He almost robbed me from my faith and brought me almost in bondage. So I started to lose my faith, thinking He did not love me anymore and became somewhat helpless and then another one came along. I did not have to seek them; they found their way to me. Satan wanted to finish the job what he had started, but miscalculated again, for He Who is within me is greater than who he is in the world. It was some guy who used to be the right hand of Satan once and now has become a servant of the Lord. He also seemed so nice and spiritually ok, but was nothing more than another deceiver, thinking of being a servant of Christ and attacking people with the spiritual gifts; healing people, casting out demons, prophesying accurately, but still under bondage. I trusted him and took him to my family and let him pray for them. It seemed so wonderful, but then he blew his breath into the mouth op my younger sister and she inherited the demons he was carrying into him and almost destroyed her! Soon after that, the Lord showed me in a dream what had happened. I saw Satan above me trying to open my mouth with violence and wanted blow his breath into mine. I fought as hard as I could and shouted for the Lord as I never have before. I know he is a deceived fool, be the bible also warns us to be careful since these things are about to happen and the appearing of the anti Christ is nearing. He Himself told us that if it was possible he would even deceive the elect. And I have had my share putting my trust in so called servants of God. I have learned my lessons the hard way and still he is trying to come and to deceive me, bringing people I did not look for, nor call for, nice people, smart people, but deceivers without knowing that they themselves are deceived and Satan is mastering their mind as an angel of light.

    The Lord had already warned us that this could happen, because we have enemies and they eagerly would rob and steal our happiness if possible and it almost did. It almost brought me to the edge of the cliff and made me almost lose my faith in Christ. Lucky for me He loves me and has promised me that no one can rob me out of His hands and no one can push me from the Rock my feet is standing on.
    Most of the Jewish people are blinded for the truth of the written word of God and they have rejected the Messiah who came 2000 years ago as the Son of God to bring His flock back to the heart of the Father by shedding His blood on Calvary. He, who knew no sin, became sin and paid the price for the sinners to reconcile the sinners with the Father again and give them eternal life. The first became the last and God also called the body of Christ forth and took them also in Jesus Christ as His own, so why do you reject them? Why do you Jewish brethren reject the body of Christ since He also paid the price for them to loose them from the power of sin and death by shedding His innocent blood? Yes, there is a lot heresy going on which cannot please the Father, but there is also a remnant that does not bow their knees for the darkness and which are upright and righteous, since Jesus chose them and made them righteous by His blood and God has accepted them through the sacrifice of His beloved Son and has revealed Himself to them, while most Jewish brethren still are blinded and most of them will not repent and get rid of the veil that is upon them, until God Himself pours out the spirit of grace and of supplications, so they can see Christ and accept Him as the prophet Zacharia prophesy’s.

    You among them must be unique and different since you do preach the word of God, but how do we know that you are sincere, since you preach Jesus but also wants to bring them back to the law? Where can I read in the written word that the Ten Commandments are the ten golden gates to the Kingdom of God? Since when becomes one righteous and gets saved by the Law of Moses? And how can one become immortal while he/she still is alive? Which gospel are you preaching? Did Jesus not teach us that no one went to heaven than He who was descended from heaven, the Son of man? He only posses the immortal body, since He had the power to lay down His life and take it back again, while death could not hold Him for He was sinless and after His death and rising from the death He went to heaven, back to His Father again to prepare us a home. From the Scriptures we know that the Father has exalted Him highly and given him a name which is above every name. He physically died and rose again and He lives. But we who are made of flesh; we all will die fiscally and will be raised up when Jesus comes back to take us with Him and then we will live forever, after receiving a immortal body like Himself, so how could you contradict the Bible by teaching that this is already possible? Are you already immortal like Enoch? Is that what you are trying to tell us? Or is there any confusion here?

    Quote: Be careful dear Susanne. Don’t grieve the Holy Spirit. Do not judge, which comes from fear of the unknown, and since you seem to have found security in a dogma then stay there, lest some demon mislead you…
    Searching for answers and being cautious is not the same as grieving the Holy Spirit, is it? I read my Bible and absorb it as a sponge. I am aware of the power that Elijah had and also Elisha. I am aware of the story of the dead man’s body which fell on the bones of Elisha and came to life again. I do see the God of the wonders; He is almighty and nothing is impossible to Him. I also am aware what God the Father performed through Moses in Egypt and many other miracles through out the Bible. And I have also seen Him working in our lives, so signs and wonders are not strange to me, but the Bible also calls us to test the spirits. I know that God can do things beyond our imagination, but only when it serves a higher cause.

    Quote: Lift up your vision a bit higher, my dear sister and get more of the revelatory light. Bask in His presence. Fear not, for there is nothing to fear. Man created that fear and now God uses another man to remove it. “For the Perfect Love casts out all fear.” Who is that perfect love?

    Only a bit higher? Jesus is that perfect love and who says that I have fear? Fear for what anyway? There is nothing more than I want than to dwell in His presence and obey Him and do what He wants me to do, but following Him has a price which is high and since I decided to follow Him the moment I became to know Him, I have been from one disaster through another. If it is not Satan bugging me, than it is someone else who calls me names or trying to rob my faith sending curses and death upon us. Still I am standing and I hope fully awake now. So praying in front of a figure of a picture like pagans is out of question. I worship Him with my heart, even more I adore Him without seeing Him with my natural eyes, though I have seen Him and have felt His presence a few time.

    I also have the freedom to develop. The Holy Spirit is perfect capable of leading and guiding my spirit in His truth. So do not worry! The Lord who is faithful and also the finisher of our Faith is with me and His promise is that He will not forsake nor deserve me and until yet He has kept His promise even at moment I did not deserve that! That perfect love I do not wish to lose!

    Blessings from above.

    Susanne

    • I meant to write Physically in stead of fiscally

      • Yes, Jesus warned us against false prophets, but He also said in Matthew 7:18-20, “A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. So then, you will know them by their fruits.”
        I see what you have gone through. I have seen in Germany and Switzerland lot’s of strange things. people are so open for the truth but somehow do not want to grow on their own because they were trained from generation to generation to follow; even blindly. Authority, comes and goes. the truth remains. Discernment is of those who do not follow others but keep their ears open for the seed-word only.
        Anyone leading you closer to God also leads you to the only Sovereign One. Sovereign, the totally in charge and all powerful one, so I assume that He has allowed you to go through the deceptions you have written about. Terrible, its revolting. As man I would beat up such men, they could not move at all, and would frighten them so bad that they would never even try do such things again. Usually it is the ego and the self identity that makes people go that far. A self-fixated parson can easily manipulate another self-centered one. In other words, anyone in the same mode, or frame of thinking, falls pray to the same. The Father identity, is most wonderful, for it is purely spiritual. Self-identity is fleshly because it points downward to just the fleshly realm.
        Also, anyone playing with dualism – as if God is just the God of light and Satan (as if another god) is the god of darkness, even the prince of darkness – already has a hidden card up his sleeve, a cheat. Only in dualism one can be manipulated. The subject is too large for discussion, it takes about two weeks to explain in detail.
        I’d suggest you get yourself a set of CDs or one MP3 CD and get reformed. Our office in Germany: Gerd Friedrich or write to: Gerd & Tamara Friedrich / Wernesgrüner Str. 46 / D-08228 Rodewisch / Telefon +49-3744-351 657 / Fax +49-3744-241 165 /

        Jesus said: “So by their fruits you shall know them.” Study people’s fruits first. It took me more than 25 years in Europe to show my heart and my fruits. Those that know me that long, know my fruits. Comparing one with another is not right, but totally wrong. God has His own, His originals.
        In Ephesians 4:11-14 Apostle Paul said, “And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.”
        Now, this is important: “As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming.”
        The deceivers are always crafty people, they try to sell you something, they play with your mind in order to gain, usually monetarily or sexually, and then we see their fruit.
        Keep walking with the Lord and let Him explain His words to you for not all are chosen, but just a few.

        “Many are called (as you are right now), but few are chosen (even those that choose).”

        In John 8:51 Jesus said: “Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he will never see death.”
        I’d like to think He means any kind of death. Now and never. Period.

        However it must be given. The spiritual mind must be awakened and recognize what is what and who is who.

        John 11:25-26 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies.”
        NOW Read this:
        and everyone who lives (NOW!) and believes in Me will NEVER die.” (‘never’ means never) (He asking also you): “Do you believe this?”
        Is it given to you? It is either given or not. Just as in the final stage of the spiritual birth (John 3:5-8)
        [First stage is Verse 3] “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (Note the word SEE)

        [Stage 2] “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. (Note the word ENTER)

        [The first condition is TO ENTER that means to have spiritual eyes, the revelation to SEE, for after ones sees what is what one truly enters and enjoys what he or she saw. They saw the truth and entered the palace-His Kingdom which is sealed and its seal is the Truth].

        “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. “Do not be amazed that I said to you, [FIRST] ‘You must be born again.’

        [Stage 3] “The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

        (Note the words YOU DO NOT KNOW; SECRET. By then you have outgrown anything organized, like religion; you are born of God who is the Spirit, and now sin no more, (ref. to 1 John 3:9)

        No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

        But the SEEING started with sin confession in 1 John 1:6-10.

        Salvation means to be only written in the Book of Life. New Birth means REBIRTH, that a life has been transformed down here on earth, a totally changed life -180 degrees turned around – and then the actual spiritual journey begins then

        I’ve been around false ministers and teachers. I did not label them as such right away, I was only uncomfortable. I saw the manipulation.
        But the Lord taught me that since early childhood, so I knew people well. I knew that one day God is going to wipe that filth off, as He did with all false prophets and teachers before. A cup of wickedness must be full, just as cup of righteousness is full only the difference is that the cup of wickedness ends in death but the cup of righteousness ends in life.

        One day I got an urgent call to pray for a prominent family involved in personal prophesies, demons, healings (all these things are Scriptural and I have done them all in His name as he had told me to, with real results, (http://www.luxumlight.com/miracles.html). Well, I knew the family well. I said, stop praying or asking for prayer for it is God’s righteous judgment. They were shocked to hear it from me so I had to explain what I have known first hand. What happened is this: one by one, each had died from some mysterious illness, and that “holy camp” went to ruin… sheep scattered… bewildered… hurt, fleeced. I have seen it all.

        I only advice people to know the Lord and His voice personally not blindly follow any pulpit preaching. I only point in the right direction, the rest you do yourself.
        (But people do not want to really pay the price for it. They are lazy sheep, dumb). My job is to make out of some sheep true sons and daughters of the living God. I give freedom, for where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty.

        The one born of the Spirit comes and goes like wind, YOU DO NOT KNOW where they come from and where they go. YOU DO NOT KNOW – SECRET.

        It must come by revelation directly from Him; otherwise everyone will take Jesus’ words as falsehood, just as the Pharisees did. They were conceited and stuck in their well-organized religion and theology (knowledge about God, but not really knowing Him).

        The seed has been planted in you for I think Jesus led you to this blog and He just gave you something to pray about. Since you know Him, then ask Him directly, He is there to tell you the absolute truth.
        “No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him”

        Dr. Joseph Luxum

  5. tommyn1974 on said:

    Susanne,

    The truth is no one could have planned or made their own rebellion. Not man neither angels and if they could then that would mean that they are gods and creators and that’s just ridiculous. Our Father created all things in subject to Him and the whole universe has to obey the way He set things up. He gave us freewill for a reason. Only Adam and Eve were given the ability to break His word and through them us. This was actually a blessing though because through our ability to break His word we could also of our on volition return get to know Him and keep his word out of love for Him. God told Adam that if he didn’t have to die if he kept His word. Adam and Eve broke it but after the experience they could have repented and been reinstated right there on the spot but they pushed the blame some where else just as it is practiced today. Jesus said that if anyone keeps by word he shall never see death. The evil people use their ability to break His word to oppress, enslave, intimidate, lie, cheat, kill all in the name of their love for the dust and it is they who are on a crash course with the ditch. No wonder they are insecure and it is they who have twisted scripture upside down to suite their comfortable distance from their creator. They are the one who place sin in the realm of the Spirit and creating images of Spirit. Get to know your heavenly Father as He truly is and you will lose the idea that He allows the things that the stupid ones claim.

    Tommy

    • Just to add to this, I’d like to say that the rebellion is always man’s.
      If we had only looked and studied ourselves with greater scrutiny, we would discover the true makings of the divine nature in us, but instead we went out on the limb and seduced ourselves with the fantastic.
      Because of the fantastic, folkloric, mythological and far-fetched interests we have squandered the most precious time; and not only that, but tried to find the enemy elsewhere, but not down here on earth. This frame of mind confuses many.
      The self-identity is only common to earthlings, the heavenly identities, which the angels actually have, are the Father’s. (Even Satan, acting as God’s prosecutor in His court, is totally subordinated to the Almighty God).
      Just as Jesus had the spiritual Father-identity; He was completely yielded to the Father’s will. This also may await some of us, if we are willing to get out from the overbearingly strong self-identity (fleshly) and the sensational frame of mind, for then we would not be fooled by the deceivers. Sensationalism is the tool used by many deceivers today, without it they have nothing. However, anyone in that frame of mind gets seduced by the same, only to discover it later on and lick one’s wounds. The constant bombardment – that behind our actions is the enemy the mystical and unexplained therefore sensational – keeps perpetuating the game of religious deception.
      A self-detached person looks down, from bird’s view, and sees the reality below.
      The ‘I’ is not the body a wear, but the total ‘I’ which at the end we will find out that it was always Him, forever.
      A spiritual person, quite naturally, has the spirit of discernment; for an evil spirit does not need to discern a good spirit for the good spirit is not out to harm you, therefore it must be the other way around. A good person (spiritually grafted in God the Spirit, or having the heavenly identity, which actually is the new way of thinking) will automatically detect an evil person, or someone who is up to something mischievous. Where the Holy Spirit is, there are the 9 gifts also, and one of them is discernment.
      Amen

  6. Read the book of Enoch, Tommy, and then we will talk further about this subject.

    • Exactly, the Book of Enoch… a bunch of garbage.
      I used to read that Apocrypha stuff, but as one progresses one recognizes the flesh. You have a way to go.
      God is one and anyone coming closer to Him becomes unified in thinking, while all other things are just fragments.
      Once the Divine Logic (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/results.asp?ATH=Luxum+Joseph+Luxum) takes hold of you you will travel in the same direction then you will see that fragments of truth will point to God while fragments of man’s earthly imagination (expressed in religious forms) point to man’s flesh and his pompous pride.
      I have all Nag Hammadi books and scores of other Gnostic writings, and they point toward man not God, although fragments do speak of the self-nullified nature by which one knows God.
      Joseph

  7. TommyN1974 on said:

    Dear Susanne

    If someone is a ben elohim (son of child God) then they are sons of the Spirit, not the flesh. The which is flesh is flesh and that which is Spirit is Spirit. Jesus is called the first born. Why? He first born among many breathen, and these are children are eternal (without beginning or end) children. Who cares about this author of the book of enochs point of view. There is a reason why he accuses the Ben Elohim of being devils. Jesus sacrifice rent the veil but Religion has saught to put that veil back up, that veil is nahash. Not that nahash is anything or the one doing it but is the tool of the wicked religious who want to get as many in their pues as possible. The serpent isn’t your scape goat but is blindness to the flesh. Get to know your heavenly Father and you will learn to walk in victorious Spirit and will one and for all do away with that veil of the wicked.

    Tommy

  8. TommyN1974 on said:

    To the veil of nachash ( translated as serpent but should only be considered as such after his image was cursed to go upon the belly in the dust before that curse) was blindness to Adam and Eve because they placed their transgression on nachash and did not accept the blame and therefore repent. Jesus did not bring us a new god but his sacrifice rent the veil that kept us from knowing our Father as He truly is. Adam is referred to as a son of God (son of the Spirit not the flesh) so how is it that God said from dust you came and dust return? God could not have been speaking to the son of God the Spirit but to that part of Adam that found it identity in the body. We have to ability to walk according to the flesh or to the Spirit and interpret the bible accordingly. If you are dust and return to dust then you walk according to the flesh but if you are Spirit and take on the Father identity then you don’t have to return to the dust at all for you have nothing to do with the dust and even your body can be Spiritualized. Before you could accept Jesus (son of the Spirit) and place your sins upon the scapegoat provided by God you had to confess that you were guilty but the flesh goes on blaming nachash, angels and any other that does not fit into their so called righteous category. Instead of walking according to victorious Spirit we have decided to go walking according to the flesh and then complaining about our sorry state that we our self have chosen to remain in.

  9. Brother Joseph,

    Thank you for your explanation. The Scirptures teaches that one who follows the Sheppard (Christ) they also do know His voice. They stay with Him and do not follow one they do not know! And I do know my Savior and have also received insight and wisdom to understand His written word. You are right; you may point me in one direction, but I have to do it on my own with the strength and mercy of the Lord with the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

    The Lord Jesus Christ not only warned us against false prophets but also against false Christs and foretold us that they shall shew signs and wonders to seduce, and if it were possible, even the elect. I may assume that the elects are not the one you can put in the frame of self-fixated and self-centered persons, but one born of the Spirit, but not completely harmless and they are neither spiritually perfect yet. We do struggle and have to battle against our spiritual enemies as Paul teaches in his book to the Ephesians (6:10-18) Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; The Bible teaches clearly that we have an enemy in Satan and his fallen angels. Even Jesus acknowledges Satan as the king/ruler of this fallen world where we are living in as saints of God. For it is written in Joh 14:29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe. Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

    Yes, the book of Matthew 7: 18-20 teaches, “A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. So then, you will know them by their fruits.”
    But even good trees sometimes becomes ill and start to produce bad fruits without having a clue that they have fallen away from the truth and lead others also astray. The bible also teaches that many start in the Spirit but end up in flesh like the ones in Galatians the apostle Paul is referring to, and to know one by their fruits you must have knowledge to discern by the Spirit what is from the Spirit and what is flesh. To gain that insight and wisdom you have sometimes to go through experiences God allows you to go through. One can only discern the true from false if one has knowledge of the true one. Such knowledge does not come instantly, but through many adversities we have to battle through with the guidance of the Holy Spirit who is also our Teacher (1 John 2: 20,27).

    Rom.5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: 2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; 4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope: 5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

    Quote: The commandments are as God’s ten hints. The ten gates, if you will, to the Kingdom of God.

    As a bible teacher you ought to know that one cannot enter the Kingdom of God by keeping the Ten Commandments or the works of the law and neither by keeping the law, but only through faith in Jesus Christ by acknowledging the blood covenant , while there is no forgiveness without shedding of blood and Christ has shed His blood on Calvary and paid the price for sin so we might live forever (after the resurrection of the saints who were dead and the living saints at the end of times when He comes back to earth to take His throne as the Kings of king and rule over the entire world during the thousand years of His kingdom on earth.

    Quote: John 11:25-26 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies.”
    NOW Read this:
    “and everyone who lives (NOW!) and believes in Me will NEVER die.” (‘never’ means never) (He asking also you): “Do you believe this?” In John 8:51 Jesus said: “Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he will never see death.”
    I’d like to think He means any kind of death. Now and never. Period.

    I have learned not to lean on wisdom of man but what is written in Gods word and as it is written in 1 Corinthians 15: For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
    We all will die until Christ returns and after His return He will rise us up. After the great tribulation, when He comes to battle for Israel and take His throne as the King of kings and rule the entire world with His saints.

    • [Susanne said, quote] As a bible teacher you ought to know that one cannot enter the Kingdom of God by keeping the Ten Commandments or the works of the law and neither by keeping the law, but only through faith in Jesus Christ by acknowledging the blood covenant , while there is no forgiveness without shedding of blood and Christ has shed His blood on Calvary and paid the price for sin so we might live forever (after the resurrection of the saints who were dead and the living saints at the end of times when He comes back to earth to take His throne as the Kings of king and rule over the entire world during the thousand years of His kingdom on earth.
      [Luxum] Did I ever said that man is saved by works? Do I teach it? – I never have and never will.
      Some people just cant wait to group people and lump them into a category of those who do teach such things. Like books on a shelve in categories of mathematics, biology a or chemistry, where are the original (from Adam’s seed ) children of God? Why fleshly definitions still rule our mind? – Like a Jew must be a Jew, (therefore what the Jew believes flies) Muslim a Muslim and Christian must be typical Christian according to some official church dogma (often archaic outdated, frozen in time… dead. Jewish shelve, then then Muslim book shelve then the Christian, yet God is one. Think.
      However, SAVED, is the word, then comes the NEW BIRTH, then ENTRY into the Kingdom (inner court – symbol), then comes the actual birth OF THE SPIRIT already then on the other side–there no one knows where you come from and where you go.
      As to keeping things, Jesus said, “if you love me you will keep my commandments;” at least do something. Apostles, like Paul, preached spiritual growth and maturity, not by thinking only (like the Gnostics did later on), but actually producing visible fruits, even the fruits of the Holy Spirit. But that’s AFTER the new birth the complete transformation. Then comes the maturity (Ephesians 4) and then God’s perfect love casts out all fear for one sees the truth, which false teachers and so called prophets try to hide. Why? – You have the Spirit of discernment and you THEN KNOW the TRUTH which made you free from religion by which people of the same mind frame can be quite easily manipulated. As it is today, that still works quite well.
      So there is the growth, which I know nothing about when it comes to other people, I just watch their fruits, which affect me when they come in contact with me. I know what I know, I see what I see, but not everything has to be articulated.

  10. Quote: Exactly, the Book of Enoch… a bunch of garbage.

    A bunch of garbage? I do not agree since the apostle Peter and Jude quoted some passages from the book of Enoch in their book(s).

    2 Peter 2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;

    Jude 1: And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,

    It may be now Apocrypha, but once it used to be one of the books in the Bible. Much of what Enoch tells in his writings is true for he wrote about Noach and also about Jesus and many things more which we can find in the word of God.

    • TommyN1974 on said:

      True according to what standard? According to what you have believed. It exactly because 2nd peter and jude quote the book enoch that they also stand in question. The problem is that when someone reads the bible they already come preconceived notions and also have no meaning for the words they use. If one understood what son of God means instead of just using it a general term, they would know that Genesis 6 in no way refers to fallen angels at all. There is a reason why people like to hold on to the mystical ideas and that is because they love having someone else to blame for all their problems. I going to tell something and that is Jesus is you scapegoat and you are only forgiven for the sins you confess. The angel of LORD called Satan is not our scapegoat but he may very well be our nemesis because we are contrary to God our self. We should take a long look at our self for maybe it is we who are the false teachers. Teaching to people to walk in blind faith and giving every reason to doubt in our Father. Do you believe that God is at war with Satan? Why would God be having a conversation with this so called enemy and even send him to kill Job children? God took the mind out of nebochanezzar and gave him the mind of a beast, now if God did that to a human king how much more would He do that to a angel? Maybe the reason we love those ideas about rebellious angels is because we like entertaining the idea that God could be toppled. Maybe we like degrading the kingdom of heaven. Maybe we our self would like to topple God and set our self on the thrown. Its not hard to hear rebellion in someones interpretation when you get closer to your heavenly Father. The bible will kill some for the letter kills but the Spirit gives life.

    • "Different churches and congregations have differing views on what constitutes the biblical canon. A comparative list can be found in the article on books of the Bible. The biblical apocrypha are sometimes called simply "the" Apocrypha. For extra-biblical works sometimes referred to as ‘"apocrypha", see the articles on apocrypha and on Pseudepigrapha. For biblical works sometimes classified as "apocrypha" despite being considered canonical by many Christians, see the article on deuterocanonical books." [End]
      [Luxum] Gnostics appeared after Jesus. What actually came to us is often a mixture of influences. Apostle John, who lived a very long life, and no one knows what had happened to him, (except those of the same spirit of course) for no one had seen him dead; John warned us against that movement, which in his days was just beginning to sprout. They (Gnostics) preached that Jesus was not born of a woman the natural way, but in some ‘abracadabra’ way; John called it the spirit of the Antichrist.
      Many biblical scholars doubt if the Letter of 2 Peter was actually written by the same author, the actual apostle Peter, the Letter of 1st Peter. Judging by the spirit in which he writes and what he writes it seems to be a different man because the writing style and expression, but especially his spirit. I happen to agree with the latter.
      [Also the Book of Revelations was not really written by John the Beloved, but by a different John, and again I agree with that too.]
      Why I agree with some of the scholars? I do watch fruits of their mouth – words, and the spirit in which these words are being given.
      Jesus said: “The good man brings out of his good treasure what is good; and the evil man brings out of his evil treasure what is evil. “But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment. Matthew 12:35-36 – In these two cases all that has been said is good, for admonishment and warning (St Jude tone of voice is similar), but one can also detect influences of the Greek mindset.
      Once someone is rooted in the invisible One God one quickly detects sensationalism, which is the opposite of the Spirit of Truth in which sensationalism plays no part.
      Because of fear of being in error (theologically), most seek to agree dogma and tend to judge scriptures rather than their spirit, yet it is the Spirit that gives life while the letter kills; (2 Cor. 3:6) nonetheless people are so deep into dogma that they have left no place for the Spirit to take preeminence in their lives (* as if they only think with their brains and not with their spirit). God’s word is spiritual and it is being addressed to the spiritually living people).
      (* Many do not have Neshamah – the reviving spirit, the place where divine inspiration takes place; they are just physical to the core.)
      So the CORE of the person is important, the deeply seeded truth, the heart and not the garb.

      The book of Enoch is just a mantle, not the heart. Enoch did not write it; someone else only used his name. Obviously religion and sensationalism in those days well marketed. So it is with most Gnostic writings. (That’s to me a religious gibberish, even garbage.) These are strong words indeed, but once you know the Truth…. well, why repeating the same thing and being loopy?

      “For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!” (Rom. 8:14-15)
      I cannot make anyone to be led of His Spirit, but when they are, I recognize them by the same spirit that resides in them and in me, not by dogma, because no one can ever be as intelligent (physically) as to agreeing all scriptures and synchronize them into perfect union, one must be inspired and run with the spiritual inspiration and fully depend on the Giver of truth. Seeking the Lord, relying on Him and waiting on Him plays major role in our spiritual development.
      Here is the crux of the matter—pride of life.
      1 John 2:16-17 John said, (the real one who wrote the Gospel and both of his letters not the Book of Revelations): For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever.
      We are all born with this disease called pride of life or conceit. We must combat it when we come into fellowship with the Father. God opposes, even fights the proud but gives greater grace to the humble. We do not walk humbly all the time, but when it comes to knowing Him we must humble ourselves as low as we can, become hollow in order to be filled with nothing else but Him. Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
      We set ourselves as a judge, that’s conceit. We pass the last words on matters we understand partially; conceit. We accuse others falsely, conceit. After one repents and is freed from this disease, one does not care what others think, for their opinions would hold him/her back from breaking the ribbon of the finish line.
      One must travel individually and reach that hidden place, which the real Enoch did. Anything outside of him is sensationalism, which is exciting the brain rather than the eternal human spirit.

  11. Tommy,

    Do you know the song: be magnified oh Lord?

    Maybe you ought to sing it and think about the meaning of it. Especially where a male voice sings about leaning on wisdom of man instead of the light and word of God.

  12. TommyN1974 on said:

    Susanne,

    There is no such thing is spiritual darkness but there is spiritual blindness which is blindness to Spirit. Not only will there be false teachers there has already been false teachers. If you believe that God created all things then know this we are the only part of this creation with the ability to speak just as He speaks. Just as He speaks words you have the speak words and with those words you bring information or messages. Now whether those messages be true or false none the less they messages and that makes you a messenger. In Hebrew the word messenger is malak, just so happens that the same word translated as malak in is the word angel. Now since you know that we are all angels what and whose message do you bring as angel. Jesus said that we do not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. I ask if you message from the divine one or from yourself or some theological point of view. If it is not from the Father then who are the fallen angels?

  13. TommyN1974 on said:

    Today it is very easy for some to claim to know Jesus and that he is the son of God because the the son of man is not standing in front of them. Jesus often referred to himself as son of man and some times son of God. Why? His true identity was son of God but the world saw him as son of man. Those that argued with him did not argue with him as the son of God but as the son of man. They could not see beyond the son of man which was a veil. That’s why Jesus said the judged according to the flesh. They also sided their selves with Moses and prophets. They said we know Moses is from God but this man we know not where he is from. Again we see that the flesh has no problem accepting some body as being from God after the son of man is out of the way and they no longer deal with the living word being spoken through God’s messenger. They still do it today. They know they don’t speak from the LORD but from their own self or from some theologian. If they indeed new the LORD all fears would have been cast out and they would no longer be wondering who is a false prophet or not but would plainly know who is who. Maybe the reason we don’t know who is who is because we are either not dealing with the True ONE or we are liars our self and we want others to follow us and give heed to our so called great mystery solving. Pretending to be messenger of Light but know down deep that we do not bring what He says and we do not point others to Him and Him only.

  14. I feel sorry for people who love the letter, which can only define the human ego.
    Living by grace, breathing grace and ending this earthly journey by grace is the best way to live.

    Embrace grace today.

  15. TommyN1974 on said:

    Amen Brother

    I sure don’t want to live my life like Cain but get close and stay close to my Loving Father.

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  17. Isaiah 53

    1 Who hath believed our message? and to whom hath the arm of Jehovah been revealed? 2 For he grew up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. 3 He was despised, and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and as one from whom men hide their face he was despised; and we esteemed him not. 4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows; yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and Jehovah hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. 7 He was oppressed, yet when he was afflicted he opened not his mouth; as a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and as a sheep that before its shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth. 8 By oppression and judgment he was taken away; and as for his generation, who [among them] considered that he was cut off out of the land of the living for the transgression of my people to whom the stroke [was due]? 9 And they made his grave with the wicked, and with a rich man in his death; although he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. 10 Yet it pleased Jehovah to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see [his] seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of Jehovah shall prosper in his hand. 11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, [and] shall be satisfied: by the knowledge of himself shall my righteous servant justify many; and he shall bear their iniquities. 12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he poured out his soul unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors: yet he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

  18. John 6:43 Therefore Jesus answered them, “Don’t murmur among yourselves. 44 No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up in the last day. 45 It is written in the prophets, ‘They will all be taught by God.’ Therefore everyone who hears from the Father, and has learned, comes to me. 46 Not that anyone has seen the Father, except he who is from God. He has seen the Father. 47 Most assuredly, I tell you, he who believes in me has eternal life. 48 I am the bread of life. 49 Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. 50 This is the bread which comes down out of heaven, that anyone may eat of it and not die. 51 I am the living bread which came down out of heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. Yes, the bread which I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”
    52 The Jews therefore contended with one another, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?”
    53 Jesus therefore said to them, “Most assuredly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you don’t have life in yourselves. 54 He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. 55 For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. 56 He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood lives in me, and I in him. 57 As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father; so he who feeds on me, he will also live because of me. 58 This is the bread which came down out of heaven— not as our fathers ate the manna, and died. He who eats this bread will live forever.” 59 These things he said in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.
    60 Therefore many of his disciples, when they heard this, said, “This is a hard saying! Who can listen to it?”
    61 But Jesus knowing in himself that his disciples murmured at this, said to them, “Does this cause you to stumble? 62 Then what if you would see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? 63 It is the spirit who gives life. The flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and are life. 64 But there are some of you who don’t believe.” For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who didn’t believe, and who it was who would betray him. 65 He said, “For this cause have I said to you that no one can come to me, unless it is given to him by my Father.”

  19. TommyN1974 on said:

    Yes Amen,

    So many would watch this video and miss something. Yes if someone ask truly ask to know Him, He will answer. I know this for He answered me, but He will not answer to a religion. So many have spent so much time being religious and with their religious pride that they have had such a little revelation of Jesus the Christ (Yeshua Ha Mashiach) the greatest Jewish rabbi. He is called christ (mashiach) because it was his job and pleasure to introduce us, not just to God but to our loving Father in a non-religious way, but He did not bring us a new God but finally rent the religious veil. The in truth that relationship has been available all a long but just as so many go on in the religious ideas so man has done since the beginning. Cain didn’t have a relationship with the Father but Abel did and when Cain’s religious act was not accepted, he didn’t care to ask his loving Father why but instead chose to kill the one that did. Just as it says not one comes to me unless the Father draws them. The truth is that our relationship is really a private thing but many go looking for someone to accuse of being false not realizing they are sticking their noses where it don’t belong. Prophets were only fingers pointing in the right directions to the relationship they had but the false ones where just doing it for the fame and fortune. The only ones who can be miss led by a false prophet would be those who are them self looking for fame and glory and to show others how religious they really are. There is nothing wrong in being proud of doing what is right and good but for religious glory is just empty. Why should we worry about those who go around empty without a desire to know our Loving Father? We are offering this relationship to those who want it and avoiding those who don’t simply because they would kill you for the fame and profit of this temporary age. Simply.

  20. Perhaps this is the strongest statement I have ever made in my in entire life.
    The purpose of religious indoctrination is always control. ALWAYS!
    No matter how you look at it, it is control of the mind and if possible the control of masses, but the religious masses only.
    Bottom line?- Business.
    The one way to control is to keep fear in. Yes, keep fear in. But how?
    In order to exploit a religious mind, one must create a religious mind.
    Example: ‘the Lord wants your to give $1000 to the ministry, but the devil tells you not to.” “Obey the Lord”, “resist the devil and he will flee from you.” – They quote from the letter of St. James. – This is a typical manipulation of the religious mind.
    Another example: “The Lord wants you to prosper and be blessed, but the devil…” Oh the devil. The devil must stay. And if you want to take him out of your mind, you are labeled as he had tricked you into believing that he does not exist.
    (Satan exists, but he is God’s prosecutor in God’s own court of law.)
    So………… But how? In what frame of mind, and imagination?
    You must believe in him……………..
    And the show goes on.
    So here is the football field one steps on to; where the false prophet and false teacher can play the ball with you…
    Then.
    Listen to this:
    When the truth comes the ears are filled with the foreign wax of the above.
    Then fear comes because they tell you to be careful and on a lookout; “for even Satan transforms himself into an angel of light.” -They quote Ap. Paul. But that Satan no one knows nor understands, it’s just a spook, for what reason? Again, CONTROL! FEAR! FEAR! FEAR! Is anyone sick of it?
    Hell?
    Yes.
    Very much so, “and the way of peace and righteousness they have not known.” (Isaiah 59:8)
    How could they? – Since the tares have taken over the church.
    The Kenites market their wares and and control their brainwashed faithful… Just to make it. Splash, being someone… ‘look at me I’m anointed.’ “Buy my book.”
    Psychosomatic healings?
    Sickness returns after the religious thrill is over. Well, what do you say.
    “You have doubted or you have let the devil steal you faith… etc. etc. etc.”
    It makes me sick just to write about it.
    The real miracles no one knows, but I do, for I know my Father intimately, but I do not broadcast it because I do not want to “mislead anyone’ into believing in me, His messenger.
    I stay low, I stay humble and permit His Spirit reveal the truth and not play or use religious manipulation.
    Yet, those that witnessed them (miracles) and documented them, (also scientifically-medically), are afraid of me. Yes, they are afraid of the real and the truthful, for they live in illusion and they do love it.
    They would have to say that you are almost Jesus Himself.
    However, what does it mean to be His body, His ambassador on this earth or do even greater works than He did, because He went back to the Father?
    Explanation: As it was between Moses and Aaron. God spoke to Moses and Aaron expressed what God said THROUGH Moses to the people. That was miraculous already.
    Jesus, spoke only what the Father said by the Power of the Holy Spirit.
    Now, anyone being self-nullified can do greater works than these (Jesus – John 14:12) because He is back with the Father and now we can represent Him and do what He did. But if we do it, many will term it as of the devil rather than of God, therefore they will blaspheme against God’s Holy Spirit, unaware; exactly because of this falsehood they are in.
    No one sees it and no one wants to see it.
    Many are called; few are chosen.
    I stay hidden, in order not to expose the Holy Spirit, lest many die; unnecessarily. – This happened in Holland. A country which the Holy Spirit begged me to leave. I was in pain as He cried within me for He was so grieved. I never experienced pain like I did that day.
    It is difficult to minister these days, when you have arrived at the place of knowing Him. – There is like an iron veil, which He Himself drops, and it is so difficult, for the things you are about to share are so holy.
    I go through a process, in which I learn what to say and what to not say. Stay hidden until the appropriate time.

  21. True wisdom of the master reveiled by a humble servant

    I. THE MANIFESTATION OF GOD’S PRESENCE
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    SECTION I

    The Disciple,–O Master, Fountain of life! Why dost Thou hide Thyself
    from those that adore Thee, and dost not rejoice the eyes of them that
    long to gaze upon Thee?

    The Master,–1. My true child, true happiness depends not upon the
    sight of the eyes, but comes through spiritual vision, and depends
    upon the heart. In Palestine thousands looked upon Me, but all of them
    did not thus obtain true happiness. By mortal eyes only those things
    can be perceived that are mortal, for eyes of flesh cannot behold an
    immortal God and spiritual beings. For instance, you yourself cannot
    see your own spirit, therefore how can you behold its Creator? But
    when the spiritual eyes are opened, then you can surely see Him who is
    Spirit, (John iv.24), and that which you now see of Me you see not
    with eyes of flesh, but with the eyes of the spirit.

    If, as you say, thousands of people saw Me in Palestine then were all
    their spiritual eyes opened, or did I Myself become mortal? The answer
    is, No! I took on a mortal body so that in it I might give a ransom
    for the sins of the world; and when the work of salvation was
    completed for sinners (John xix.30), then that which was immortal
    transfigured what was mortal into glory. Therefore after the
    resurrection only those were able to see Me who had received spiritual
    sight (Acts x. 40,41).

    2. Many there are in this world who know about Me, but do not know Me;
    that is they have no personal relationship with Me, therefore they
    have no true apprehension of or faith in Me, and do not accept Me as
    their Saviour and Lord.

    Just as if one talks with a man born blind about different colors such
    as red, blue, yellow, he remains absolutely unaware of their charm and
    beauty, he cannot attach any value to them, because he only knows
    about them, and is aware of their various names. But with regard to
    colors he can have no true conception until his eyes are opened. In
    the same manner until a man’s spiritual eyes are opened, howsoever
    learned he may be, he cannot know Me, he cannot behold My glory, and
    he cannot understand that I am God Incarnate.

    3. There are many believers who are aware of My presence in their
    hearts bringing to them spiritual life and peace, but cannot plainly
    see Me. Just as the eye can see many things, yet when someone drops
    medicine into the eye does not see it, but the presence of the
    medicine is felt cleansing the inner eye and promoting the power of
    sight.

    4. The true peace which is born of My presence in the hearts of true
    believers they are unable to see, but, feeling its power, they become
    happy in it. Nor can they see that happiness of mind or heart through
    which they enjoy the peace of My presence. It is the same with the
    tongue and sweetmeats. The faculty of taste which resides in the
    tongue and the sweetness it perceives are both invisible. Thus also I
    give My children life and joy by means of the hidden manna, which the
    world with all its wisdom knows not nor can know (Rev. ii.7).

    5. Sometimes during sickness the faculty of taste in the tongue is
    interfered with, and during that time, however tasty the food given to
    the sick person may be, it has an ill taste to him. In just the same
    way sin interferes with the taste for spiritual things. Under such
    circumstances My Word and service and My presence lost their
    attraction to the sinner, and instead of profiting by them he begins
    to argue about and to criticize them.

    6. Many believers again–like the man born blind, on receiving his
    sight–are able to see Jesus as a prophet and the Son of Man, but do
    not regard Him as the Christ and the Son of God (John ix.17, 35-37),
    until I am revealed to them a second time in power.

    7. A mother once hid herself in a garden amongst some densely growing
    shrubs, and her little son went in search of her here and there,
    crying as he went. Through the whole garden he went, but could not
    find her. A servant said to him, “Sonny, don’t cry! Look at the
    mangoes on this tree and all the pretty, pretty flowers in the garden.
    Come, I am going to get some for you.” But the child cried out, “No!
    No! I want my mother. The food she gives me is nicer than all the
    mangoes, and her love is sweeter far than all these flowers, and
    indeed you know that all this garden is mine, for all that my mother
    has is mine. No! I want my mother!” When the mother, hidden in the
    bushes, heard this, she rushed out and, snatching her child to her
    breast, smothered him with kisses, and that garden became a paradise
    to the child. In this way My children cannot find in this great garden
    of a world, so full of charming and beautiful things, any true joy
    until they find Me. I am their Emmanuel, who is ever with them, and I
    make Myself known to them (John xiv.21).

    8. Just as the sponge lies in the water, and the water fills the
    sponge, but the water is not the sponge and the sponge is not the
    water, but they ever remain different things, so children abide in Me
    and I in them. This is not pantheism, but it is the kingdom of God,
    which is set up in the hearts of those who abide in this world; and
    just as the water in the sponge, I am in every place and in
    everything, but they are not I (Luke xvii.21).

    9. Take a piece of charcoal, and however much you may wash it its
    blackness will not disappear, but let the fire enter into it and its
    dark colour vanishes. So also when the sinner receives the Holy Spirit
    (who is from the Father and Myself, for the Father and I are one),
    which is the baptism of fire, all the blackness of sin is driven away,
    and he is made a light to the world (Matt. iii.11, v.14). As the fire
    in the charcoal, so I abide in My children and they in Me, and through
    them I make Myself manifest to the world.
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    SECTION II

    The Disciple,–Master, if Thou wouldst make a special manifestation of
    Thyself to the world, men would no longer doubt the existence of God
    and Thy own divinity, but all would believe and enter on the path of
    righteousness.

    The Master,–1. My son, the inner state of every man I know well, and
    to each heart in accordance with its needs I make Myself known; and
    for bringing men into the way of righteousness there is no better
    means than the manifestation of Myself. For man I became man that he
    might know God, not as someone terrible and foreign, but as full of
    love and like to himself, for he is like Him and made in His image.

    Man also has a natural desire that he should see Him in whom he
    believes and who loves him. But the Father cannot be seen, for He is
    by nature incomprehensible, and he who would comprehend Him must have
    the same nature. But man is a comprehensible creature, and being so
    cannot see God. Since, however, God is Love and He has given to man
    that same faculty of love, therefore, in order that that craving for
    love might be satisfied, He adopted a form of existence that man could
    comprehend. Thus He became man, and His children with all the holy
    angels may see Him and enjoy Him (Col. i.15, ii.9). Therefore I said
    that he that hath seen Me hath seen the Father (John xiv.9-10). And
    although while in the form of man I am called the Son, I am the
    eternal and everlasting Father (Isa. ix.6).

    2. I and the Father and the Holy Spirit are One. Just as in the sun
    there are both heat and light, but the light is not heat, and the heat
    is not light, but both are one, though in their manifestation they
    have different forms, so I and the Holy Spirit, proceeding from the
    Father, bring light and heat to the world. The Spirit, which is the
    baptismal fire, burns to ashes in the hearts of believers all manner
    of sin and iniquity, making them pure and holy. I who am the True
    Light (John i.9, viii.12), dissipate all dark and evil desires, and
    leading them in the way of righteousness bring them at last to their
    eternal home. Yet We are not three but One, just as the sun is but
    one.

    3. Whatever worth and power and high faculty God has endowed man with
    must be brought into action, otherwise they gradually decay and die.
    In this way faith, if it is not truly fixed on the living God, is
    shattered by the shock of sin and transformed into doubt. Often one
    hears something like this, “If this or that doubt of mine be removed I
    am ready to believe.” That is as though one with a broken limb should
    ask the doctor to take away the pain before he sets the limb. Surely
    this is folly, for the pain comes from the breaking of the limb, and
    when that is set the pain will of itself pass away. Thus by the act of
    sin man’s tie with God has been snapped, and doubts, which are
    spiritual pains, have arisen. It needs must, therefore, that the union
    with God be again renewed, then those doubts which have arisen
    regarding My divinity and the existence of God will of themselves
    disappear. Then in place of pain there will come that wonderful peace
    which the world cannot give nor take away. Thus it was that I became
    flesh, that between God and poor broken men there might be union, and
    they might be happy with Him in heaven for evermore.

    4. God is love, and in every living creature He has set this faculty
    of love, but especially in man. It is therefore nothing but right that
    the Lover who has given us life and reason and love itself should
    receive His due tribute of love. His desire is to all He has created,
    and if this love be not rightly used, and if we do not with all our
    heart and soul and mind and strength love Him who has endowed us with
    love, then that love falls from its high estate and becomes
    selfishness. Thus arises disaster both for ourselves and for other
    creatures of God. Every selfish man, strangely enough, becomes a
    self-slayer.

    This also I have said, “Love thy neighbour as thyself.” Now although
    in a sense all men are neighbours one of another, yet the reference is
    especially to those who habitually live near each other, for it is an
    easy matter to live at peace with one who is near at hand for a few
    days only, even though he be unfriendly; but in the case of one who
    has his dwelling near you, and day by day is the cause of trouble to
    you, it is most difficult to bear with him, and love him as yourself.
    But when you have conquered in this great struggle it will be more
    easy to love all others as yourself.

    When man with all his heart, mind, and soul loves God, and his
    neighbour as himself there will be no room for doubts, but in him will
    be established that Kingdom of God of which there should be no end,
    and he, melted and moulded in the fire of love, will be made into the
    image of his heavenly Father, who at the first made him like Himself.

    5. Also I manifest Myself by means of My Word (the Bible) to those who
    seek Me with a sincere heart. Just as for the salvation of men I took
    on a human body, so My Word also, which is Spirit and Life (John
    vi.63) is written in the language of men, that is, there are inspired
    and human elements united in it. But just as men do not understand Me,
    so they do not understand My Word. To understand it a knowledge of the
    Hebrew and Greek tongues is not a necessity, but what is necessary is
    the fellowship of that Holy Spirit, abiding in whom the prophets and
    apostles wrote it. Without doubt the language of this Word is
    spiritual, and he who is born of the Spirit is alone able fully to
    understand it, whether he be acquainted with the criticism of the
    world or be only a child, for that spiritual language is well
    understood by him since it is his mother tongue. But remember that
    those whose wisdom is only of this world cannot understand it, for
    they have no share in the Holy Spirit.

    6. In the book of nature, of which I also am the Author, I freely
    manifest Myself. But for the reading of this book also spiritual
    insight is needed, that men may find Me, otherwise there is a danger
    lest instead of finding Me they go astray.

    Thus the blind man uses the tips of his fingers as eyes, and by means
    of touch alone reads a book, but by touch alone can form no real
    estimate of its truth. The investigations of agnostics and sceptics
    prove this, for in place of perfection they see only defects. Fault
    finding critics ask, “If there is an Almighty Creator of the world why
    are there defects in it, such as hurricanes, earthquakes, eclipses,
    pain, suffering, death, and the like?” The folly of this criticism is
    similar to that of an unlearned man who finds fault with an unfinished
    building or an incomplete picture. After a time, when he sees them
    fully finished, he is ashamed of his folly, and ends by singing their
    praises. Thus too, God did not in one day give to this world its
    present form, nor will it in one day reach perfection. The whole
    creation moves onward to perfection, and if it were possible for the
    man of this world to see from afar with the eyes of God the perfect
    world in which no defect appears, he too would bow in praise before
    Him and say, “All is very good” (Gen. i.31).

    7. The human spirit abides in the body very much as the chicken in the
    shell. If it were possible for the bird within the shell to be told
    that outside of it was a great widespread world, with all kinds of
    fruit and flowers, with rivers and grand mountains, that its mother
    also was there, and that it would see all this when set free from its
    shell, it could not understand or believe it. Even if anyone told it
    that its feathers and eyes, ready now for use, would enable it to see
    and to fly, it would not believe it, nor would any proof be possible
    till it came out of its shell.

    In the same way there are many who are uncertain about the future life
    and the existence of God, because they cannot see beyond this
    shell-like body of flesh, and their thoughts, like delicate wings,
    cannot carry them beyond the narrow confines of the brain. Their weak
    eyes cannot discover those eternal and unfading treasures which God
    has prepared for those who love Him (Isa. lxiv.4, lxv.17). The
    necessary condition for attaining to this eternal life is this, that
    while still in this body we should receive from the Holy Spirit by
    faith that life-giving warmth which the chicken receives from its
    mother, otherwise there is danger of death and eternal loss.

    8. Again, many say that the thing, or the life, that has a beginning
    must of necessity have an end. This is not true, for is not the
    Almighty who is able at His will to make from naught a thing which is,
    also able by the word of His power to confer immortality on that which
    He has made? If not He cannot be called Almighty. Life in this world
    appears to be liable to decay and destruction, because it is in
    subjection to those things which are themselves the subject of change
    and decay. But if this life were set free from these changeful and
    decaying influences, and brought under the care of the eternal and
    unchanging God, who is the fountain and source of eternal life, it
    would escape from the clutch of death and attain to eternity.

    As for those who believe on Me, “I give unto them eternal life, and
    they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My
    hand” (John x.28). “I am the Lord God Almighty that is and was and is
    to come” (Rev. i.8).
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    II. SIN AND SALVATION
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    SECTION I

    The Disciple,–Master, it is clear to almost everyone that to disobey
    God and to cease to worship Him is sin, and the deadly result is seen
    in the present state of the world. But what sin really is is not
    absolutely clear. In the very presence of Almighty God, and in
    opposition to His will, and in His own world, how did sin come to be?

    The Master,–1. Sin is to cast aside the will of God and to live
    according to one’s own will, deserting that which is true and lawful
    in order to satisfy one’s own desires, thinking thus to obtain
    happiness. Yet in so doing one does not obtain real happiness or enjoy
    true pleasure. Sin has no individuality, so that no one can say of it
    that someone created it. It is simply the name of a state or
    condition. There is only one Creator and He is good, and a good
    Creator could not have created a bad thing, for to do so would be
    against His very nature. And apart from the one Creator there is no
    other who could have created sin. Satan can only spoil that which has
    already been created, but he has not the power of creating anything.
    So sin is not a part of creation, nor has it independent existence
    such that it could be created. It is simply a delusive and destructive
    state of being.

    For instance, light is something which has real existence, but
    darkness has not; it is only a state, the absence of light. Thus sin
    or evil is not a self-existent thing, but simply the absence or
    nonexistence of good. This dark state of evil is most terrible, for
    because of it many miss the right course, and making shipwreck on the
    rocks of Satan fall into the darkness of hell and are lost. For this
    reason I who am the Light of the world became manifest in the flesh,
    so that those who put their trust in Me should not perish, for I
    rescue them from the power of darkness and bring them safe to that
    desired and heavenly haven, where there is neither name nor sign of
    darkness (Rev. xxi.23, xxii.5).

    2. You ask how this dark state of sin came to be in the very presence
    of the Lord of creation. It arose because Satan and men, of their own
    motion in an unlawful and wrong way, sought to carry out their own
    desires. And if you ask why God did not make man in such a way that he
    could not fall into such a state, the answer is that if he had been
    constructed like a machine he could never have attained to that state
    of happiness which is reached only by action in accordance with one’s
    own choice. Adam and Eve fell into the wiles and deceit of Satan
    because in their sinless state they did not know there were such
    things as lies and deceit. Before this, Satan himself did not know of
    the existence of that pride by reason of which he was cast out of
    heaven, for before him no such thing as pride existed. And although
    both in men and Satan this state of sin came to be, God by His
    almighty power has given that state a new aspect, so that even from it
    He has brought forth the noblest results.

    First of all, the boundless love of God was made manifest in the
    incarnation and redemption, which under other circumstances would have
    remained hidden; and in the second place, the redeemed, after having
    tasted the bitterness of sin, will more richly enjoy the happiness of
    heaven, just as after a taste of bitterness the sweetness of honey
    gives greater delight. For in heaven they sin no more, but in meekness
    and obedient love they serve their Father God, and abide with Him in
    joy for evermore.

    3. Men are keen on discovering faults in the sun and moon, such as
    spots and eclipses, but to the spots and eclipses of sin they give no
    heed. From this you may measure how great that darkness in men is,
    when the very light they have is darkness (Matt. vi.23). Just as the
    body of the leper by reason of his disease becomes numb and
    insensible, so the heart and mind of man by reason of sin become dull
    and insensate, and bring to him no sense of disgust or pain. But the
    time will come when he will awake to its terrible ravages, and then
    there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

    4. Many who are immersed in sin are unaware of its load, just as one
    who dives into the water may have tons of water upon him, but is
    wholly unaware of its weight until he is choked in death. But he who
    emerges from the water and seeks to carry some away soon finds its
    weight, however little he takes up; and he who, finding the burden of
    his sin, comes to Me in penitence will freely receive true rest, for
    it is such I come to seek and to save (Matt. xi.28, Luke xix.10).

    5. It is not necessary that every single member of the body should
    become useless and weak before death occurs. A weakness of, or a blow
    upon, the heart or the brain will suffice to bring an end to life,
    however strong and healthy other parts of the body may be. Thus one
    sin by its poisonous effect on the mind and heart is sufficient to
    ruin the spiritual life not of one only, but of a whole family or
    nation, even of the whole race. Such was the sin of Adam. But as one
    word from Me could bring Lazarus from the tomb, even so it is
    sufficient to give eternal life to all.

    6. Sometimes it happens that an animal or bird after long association
    with man returns to its own kind, but they, instead of welcoming it,
    set upon it and do it to death, the reason being that by its long
    residence and familiarity with man, its habits and manner of life have
    entirely changed. In the same way as animals do not admit to their
    society those of their kind that have come under man’s influence, how
    can the saint and angels in heaven welcome those sinners who have
    lived in intimate relations with wicked men? This does not mean that
    saints and angels have no love for sinful men, but the holy atmosphere
    of heaven will itself be distasteful to such men. For clearly, when in
    this world sinners dislike the company of good men, how can they be
    happy in their company throughout eternity? To them a heaven of that
    sort would be as distasteful as hell itself.

    Do not suppose that God or His people will turn sinners out of heaven
    and cast them into hell, for God who is Love, never cast anyone into
    hell, nor ever will do so. It is the foul life of the sinner that will
    bring him to hell. Long before the end of life brings heaven and hell
    near to us, there has been set up in every man’s heart, according to
    his good or evil nature, his own heaven or hell. Therefore whosoever
    longs to be saved from that eternal torment, let him truly repent of
    his sins and give his heart to Me, that by My presence with him and
    the Holy Spirit’s influence, he may become for ever a child of the
    kingdom of God.

    7. A rebel against a king or government in this world may save himself
    by taking refuge in another country, but where shall a rebel against
    God flee for safety? Wherever he goes, even in heaven or hell, he will
    find God ever present. (Psa. cxxxix.7,8). He will find his safety only
    in repentance and submission to his Lord.

    8. For Adam and Eve the fig leaves were too scanty a covering, so God
    gave them coats of skin. In this way, too, man’s good deeds are as
    useless as the fig leaves to save him from the wrath to come. Nothing
    will suffice save My robe of righteousness.

    9. The moth thinks not of the burning and destructive power of the
    flame, but fascinated by its brilliancy rushes into it and perishes.
    So man, regardless of the destructive and poisonous power of sin, and
    feeling only its allurement, rushes in to his eternal destruction. But
    My light rescues the sinner from death, and bestows upon him life and
    enduring happiness. Man was so made as to be capable of appropriating
    the precious gift of My true light.

    10. Sin is not an illusion or a thing of the imagination, but in this
    state of spiritual darkness, by the exercise of the evil will of man,
    such living seeds of evil have come into existence as will for ever
    infect his spirit and finally destroy it–just as smallpox in quite a
    short time will destroy the beauty of a man for all time, turning it
    to repulsive ugliness. As God did not create wickedness, so also He
    did not create disease and bodily pains. They are simply the natural
    issue of man’s disobedience. Pain and disease also are not things of
    the imagination, but are the outward and visible fruits of the hidden
    unseen disease of sin, whether it be one’s own sin or that of the
    family of which one is a member. When all these members repent and are
    united with Me, My health-giving blood circulates through all, healing
    all their internal and unseen diseases and giving to them health for
    all eternity. For such a state of health man was created, that he
    might for ever dwell in happiness with his Lord and Master.
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    SECTION II

    The Disciple,–Master, in these days some learned men and their
    followers regard Thy atonement and the redemption by blood as
    meaningless and futile, and say that Christ was only a great teacher
    and example for our spiritual life, and that salvation and eternal
    happiness depend on our own efforts and good deeds.

    The Master,–1. Never forget that spiritual and religious ideas are
    connected less with the head than with the heart, which is the temple
    of God, and when the heart is filled with the presence of God the head
    also is enlightened. For the mind and the eyes of the understanding
    are useless without the true light, as the natural eyes are without
    daylight. In the dark one may mistake a rope for a snake, just as the
    wise of this world pervert spiritual truth and lead astray simple
    minds. So Satan when beguiling Eve made use not of the sheep or the
    dove but of the serpent, the most crafty of all the animals. So he
    takes the wisdom of the wise and the skill of the learned, and of them
    makes instruments suited to his purpose. But it is not enough to be
    learned and clever; one must also have the innocence of the dove,
    therefore I have said, “Be ye wise as serpents and harmless as doves”
    (Matt. x.16).

    2. My cross and atonement do the same for believers as the serpent of
    brass did for the Israelites, for whoever looked up to that with the
    eyes of faith was saved (Num. xxi.9, John iii.14,15). There were some,
    however, who, instead of believing, thought of it as brass only and
    began to criticize and say, “If Moses had provided an antidote, or
    were to give us some powerful drug or special medicine for these
    venomous serpents, that would be a proper object of faith, but what
    power has this pole over poisonous venom?” They all died. In these
    days too, those who cavil about the method of salvation which God has
    appointed will perish in the poison of their own sin.

    3. A young man fell down a precipice and was so much injured, and lost
    so much blood that he was at the point of death. When his father took
    him to the doctor he said, “The life is the blood, and the supply of
    this young man’s blood is exhausted; but if anyone is prepared to
    sacrifice his own life he may recover, otherwise he will die.” The
    father, whose heart was overflowing with love for his son, offered his
    own blood, and this being injected into the young man’s veins he
    recovered. Man has fallen from the mount of holiness and lies broken
    and wounded by his sins, and by reason of those wounds his spiritual
    life has ebbed away and he is near to death. But for those who believe
    in Me I pour forth my own everlasting and spiritual blood, that they
    may be saved from death and obtain eternal life. For this purpose have
    I come that they might have life and have it more abundantly (John
    x.10), and thus live for evermore.

    4. In ancient times men were forbidden to drink the blood of animals,
    or to eat certain foods, in the belief that they would thus escape
    certain diseases; and also lest, as a man has an animal body, his
    animal propensities might be strengthened by eating flesh and drinking
    blood. But now “My flesh is meat indeed and My blood is drink indeed”
    (John vi.55), for they give spiritual life, and by them perfect health
    and heavenly happiness and joy are received.

    5. The forgiveness of sins does not mean full salvation, for that can
    only come with perfect freedom from sin. For it is possible that a man
    should die from the disease of his sin, though he has received full
    pardon for it. For instance, a man had his brain affected owing to an
    illness of long standing, and whilst thus affected he made an attack
    upon another man and killed him. When sentence of death was pronounced
    upon him, his relatives explained the circumstances and appealed for
    mercy for him, and he was granted pardon for the sin of murder. But
    before his friends could reach him with the good news, indeed while
    they were on the way, he had died of the sickness by reason of which
    he had committed the murder.

    What advantage was this pardon to the murderer? His real safety would
    have been to be cured of his disease, and then he would have had real
    happiness in his pardon. For this reason I became manifest in the
    flesh that I might deliver penitent believers from the disease of sin,
    from its punishment and from death; thus taking away both cause and
    effect. They will not die in their sins, for I will save them (Matt.
    i.21), and they shall pass from death to becomes heirs of eternal
    life.

    6. To many people life is full of peril, and they are like that hunter
    who caught sight of a honeycomb on the branch of a tree overhanging a
    stream. Climbing up, he began to enjoy the honey, quite unaware of the
    fact that he was in peril of death, for in the stream beneath him lay
    an alligator with open jaws waiting to devour him, while around the
    foot of the tree a pack of wolves had gathered waiting for him to
    descend. Worse still, the tree on which he sat had been eaten away at
    the roots by an insect and it was ready to fall. In a short time it
    did fall, and the unwary hunter became the prey of the alligator.
    Thus, too, the human spirit, ensconced in the body, enjoys for a short
    time the false and fleeting pleasures of sin gathered in the honeycomb
    of the brain, without a thought that it is in the midst of this
    fearsome jungle of the world. There Satan sits ready to tear it to
    pieces, and hell like an alligator waits with open mouth to gulp it
    down, while, worst of all, the tiny unseen insect of sin has eaten
    away the very roots of the body and life. Soon the soul falls and
    becomes an everlasting prey to hell. But the sinner who comes to Me I
    will deliver from sin, from Satan, and from hell, and will give him
    eternal joy “which none shall take away from him” (John xvi.22).

    7. Satan with crafty speech and enticements draws men to him and
    swallows them down just as a snake fascinates little birds by the
    magnetism of its glittering eye, and makes a prey of them. But to
    those who believe on Me I give deliverance from that old serpent and
    from the seductions of this soul-destroying world. I set them free so
    that, as a bird, easily resisting the force of gravity which is in the
    earth, flies freely through the open heaven, they mount on the wings
    of prayer and reach at last the abode of safety and their hearts dear
    home, drawn by the sweet attractions of My love.

    8. Just as a man with jaundice sees everything yellow, so to the
    sinner and the philosopher truth itself takes on the form and fashion
    of his sin or his theories, and it is not a matter of much surprise if
    such people go a step further and count Me a sinner like themselves.
    But My work, which is the salvation of sinners, does not depend on the
    good opinion of the world, but for ever moves on its undisturbed way
    in the lives of believers. Just as Levi, being still in the loins of
    Abraham, paid tithe to Me though he was not yet born, so all
    generations of believers have in Me, offered upon the cross, the
    atonement and ransom for their sins, though they were not at that time
    even born; for this salvation is for all races of men in the world.

    9. This saying, that a man can by his own effort and good works
    acquire salvation, is foolish and absurd so long as the man is not
    born again. World-rulers and teachers of morality say, “Become good by
    doing good,” but this is what I say, “Become good yourself before
    doing good works.” When that new and good life has been entered upon,
    good deeds will be the natural result.

    It is only a fool that will say that a bitter tree by constantly
    bearing fruit will at last become sweet. As a matter of fact a bitter
    tree can become sweet by being grafted on a sweet tree, so that the
    life and qualities peculiar to the sweet tree will pass into the
    bitter one and its natural bitterness will pass away. This is what we
    call a new creation. So too the sinner may have the desire to do what
    is right, and yet the only result is sin; but when he repents and by
    faith is grafted into Me the old man in him dies, and he becomes a new
    creature. Then from this new life which has its origin in salvation
    good deeds come forth as fruit, and this fruit abides for ever.

    10. There are many who have learnt from experience that man’s natural
    goodness cannot give true peace of heart, nor can it give him a
    certainty of salvation or eternal life. The young man who came to Me
    seeking eternal life is a case in point. His first thought with regard
    to Me was wrong, as is that of some worldly-wise men and their
    followers at the present day. He thought Me to be one of those
    teachers who are like whited sepulchres, and in whose lives there is
    not a particle of true goodness. Therefore I said to him, “Why do you
    ask Me about goodness? There is none good but One.” But he failed to
    see in Me the one giver of goodness and life; and when I sought to
    admit him to My companionship and make him a truly good man, and
    bestow life upon him, he became sad and left Me. His life, however,
    makes one thing perfectly clear, and that is that his keeping the
    commandments and his goodness did not satisfy him or give him the
    assurance of eternal life. If his good works had given him peace he
    would not have come to inquire of Me, or had he come he would not have
    left Me in sorrow, but, believing My words, would have gone away
    rejoicing.

    Not long afterwards the young man Paul recognized Me, and the desire
    of his heart was completely fulfilled. Instead of turning away in
    sadness he gave up all that he had and followed Me (Phil. iii.6-15).
    So everyone who ceases to trust in his own righteousness and follows
    Me shall receive from Me true peace and everlasting life.
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    III. PRAYER
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    SECTION I

    The Disciple,–Sometimes this question is asked, “Since God is fully
    aware of our needs, and knows how to supply them in the best way, not
    for the good only but for the evil, how should we pray to Him about
    them? Whether our necessities be temporal or spiritual, can we by our
    prayers alter the will of God?”

    The Master,–1. Those who ask such a question show clearly that they
    do not know what prayer is. They have not lived a prayerful life, or
    they would know that prayer to God is not a form of begging. Prayer
    does not consist in an effort to obtain from God the things which are
    necessary for this life. Prayer is an effort to lay hold of God
    Himself, the Author of life, and when we have found Him who is the
    source of life and have entered into communion with Him, then the
    whole of life is ours and with Him all that will make life is perfect.
    To evildoers God, out of love for them, gives what is necessary for
    their life in this world, but their spiritual necessities He does not
    even show to them, as they have no spiritual life.

    Were He to bestow such spiritual blessings upon them, they would not
    be able to appreciate them. But on those who believe gifts of both
    kinds are bestowed, especially spiritual blessings, with the result
    that very soon they pay little regard to temporal blessings, but fix
    their love on the unseen and spiritual. We cannot alter the will of
    God, but the man of prayer can discover the will of God with regard to
    himself. For to men of this kind God makes Himself manifest in the
    hidden chamber of the heart, and holds communion with them; and when
    His gracious purposes are shown to be for their good, then the doubts
    and difficulties of which they complain pass away for ever.

    2. Prayer is, as it were, a breathing in of the Holy Spirit, and God
    so pours His Holy Spirit into the life of the prayerful that they
    become “living souls” (Gen. ii.7; John xx.22). They will never die,
    for the Holy Spirit pours Himself by means of prayer into their
    spiritual lungs, and fills their spirits with health and vigour and
    everlasting life.

    God, who is Love, has freely bestowed on all men those things which
    are necessary for both the spiritual and temporal life, but since He
    offers salvation and His Holy Spirit to all as freely, they are
    lightly esteemed. But prayer teaches us to value them, because they
    are as necessary as air and water, heat and light, without which life
    is impossible. The things for our spiritual life God has freely
    provided, but men so lightly regard them that they offer no thanks to
    their Creator; but on the other hand, His gifts of gold, silver, and
    precious jewels, which are scarce and obtained with great difficulty,
    they highly esteem, though with such things the hunger and thirst of
    the body cannot be assuaged, nor the longings of the heart be
    satisfied. With such folly do men of the world act with regard to
    spiritual things, but to the man of prayer are given true wisdom and
    eternal life.

    3. This world is like a widespread ocean in which men sink and are
    drowned, but marine animals carry on their life in the deepest water,
    because they occasionally come to the surface and, opening their
    mouths, take in a certain amount of air, which enables them to live in
    the depths. So they who rise to the surface of this life-ocean, by
    means of private prayer breathe in the life-giving Spirit of God, and
    find even in this world life and safety.

    4. Although fish spend their whole life in the salt water of the sea,
    yet they do not themselves become salty, because they have life in
    them; so the man of prayer, though he has to live in this sin-defiled
    world, remains free of the sinful taint, because by means of prayer
    his life is maintained.

    5. Just as the salt water of the sea is drawn upwards by the hot rays
    of the sun, and gradually takes on the form of clouds, and, turned
    thus into sweet and refreshing water, falls in showers on the earth
    (for the sea water as it rises upwards leaves behind it its salt and
    bitterness), so when the thoughts and desires of the man of prayer
    rise aloft like misty emanations of the soul, the rays of the Sun of
    Righteousness purify them of all sinful taint, and his prayers become
    a great cloud which descends from heaven in a shower of blessing,
    bringing refreshment to many on the earth.

    6. Just as the waterfowl spends its life swimming in the water, yet
    when in flight its feathers are perfectly dry, so men of prayer have
    their abode in this world, but when the time comes for them to fly
    aloft they pass from this sin-polluted world and arrive without spot
    or stain at their everlasting home of rest.

    7. The ship, quite properly, has its place in the water, but for the
    water to flow into the ship is both unsuitable and dangerous. So for a
    man to have his abode in this world is right and good for himself and
    others, for, keeping himself afloat, he will be able to help them to
    arrive along with himself at the haven of life. But for the world to
    find its way into his heart means death and destruction. Therefore the
    man of prayer ever reserves his heart for Him who formed it to be His
    temple, and thus both in this world and that which is to come he rests
    in peace and safely.

    8. We all know that without water it is impossible to live; but if we
    sink beneath it we choke and die. While we need to make use of and
    drink water, we ought not to fall into and sink beneath it. Therefore
    the world and worldly things must be used with discretion, for without
    them life is not only difficult but impossible. For this very purpose
    God created the world that men might make use of it, but men should
    not drown themselves in it, for thus the breath of prayer is stopped
    and they perish.

    9. If by ceasing to live the life of prayer the life of the spirit
    begins to fail, then those worldly things which are intended to be
    useful become hurtful and destructive. The sun by its light and heat
    makes all vegetable things to live and flourish, and also causes them
    to wither and die. The air also gives life and vigour to all living
    beings, but itself is the cause of their decomposition. Therefore
    “Watch and Pray.”

    10. We ought so to live in this world that though we are in it we are
    not of it, and then the things of this world instead of being hurtful
    will be useful, and will help the growth of the spiritual life; but
    only on this condition, that the spirit ever keeps its face turned
    towards the Sun of Righteousness. Thus it sometimes happens that in a
    plot of unclean and filthy ground flowers spring up and flourish, and
    the sweet scent of the flowers overpowers the evil smell of the place.
    The plants, turning towards the sun, receive from it light and heat,
    and the filth instead of being hurtful to the plants fertilizes them
    and helps them to grow and flourish. So, too, the man of prayer as he
    prays turns his heart to Me, and receives from Me light and warmth,
    and amidst the ill odours of this evil world the sweet scent of his
    new and holy life glorifies Me, and there is produced in him not sweet
    odours only, but also fruit which shall abide for ever.
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    SECTION II

    1. To pray does not imply that without prayer God would not give us
    anything or that He would be unaware of our needs, but it has this
    great advantage, that in the attitude of prayer the soul is best
    fitted to receive the Giver of blessing as well as those blessings He
    desires to bestow. Thus it was that the fullness of the Spirit was not
    poured out upon the Apostles on the first day, but after ten days of
    special preparation.

    If a blessing were conferred upon one without a special readiness for
    it, he would neither value it sufficiently nor long retain it. For
    instance, because Saul obtained the Holy Spirit and the kingship
    without seeking for them he very soon lost them both, for he had set
    out from home not to obtain the Holy Spirit but to look for his lost
    asses (1 Sam. ix.3; x.11; v.13-14; xxxi.4).

    2. The man of prayer alone can worship God in spirit and truth. Others
    are like the sensitive plant; during worship, affected by the teaching
    and presence of the Holy Spirit, they shrivel up, as it were, and
    bowing their heads become serious, but scarcely have they left the
    church before they brighten up and go on as before.

    3. If we do not take care of a tree or a shrub which bears good fruit
    or flowers, it will degenerate and go back to its wild state. In the
    same way, if the believer, through the neglect of prayer and the
    spiritual life, ceases to abide in Me, he will, because of this
    carelessness, fall from that state of blessedness, and sinking again
    into his old sinful ways be lost.

    4. When we see a crane standing motionless on the side of a tank or
    lake, we may suppose from his attitude that he is musing on the glory
    of God or the excellent quality of the water. But no such thing! He
    stand there motionless for hours, but the moment he catches sight of a
    frog or small fish he springs upon it and gulps it down. Just such is
    the attitude and method of many with regard to prayer and religious
    meditation. Seated by the shore of the boundless ocean of God, they
    give no thought to His majesty and love, or to His divine nature that
    cleanses from sin and satisfies the hungry soul, but are wrapped up in
    the thought of acquiring some specially desired object, by means of
    which they may more fully indulge in the delights of this fleeting
    world. Thus they turn away from the fountain of true peace, and,
    immersing themselves in the fading joys of this world, with them also
    die and pass away.

    5. Water and petrol both come from the earth, and though they seem to
    be alike and even the same, they are in nature and purpose exact
    opposites, for the one extinguishes fire and the other adds fuel to
    it. So also the world and its treasures, the heart and its thirst for
    God are alike His creation. Now the result of the attempt to satisfy
    the heart with the wealth and pride and honours of this world is the
    same as if one tried to put out a fire with petrol, for the heart can
    only find ease and satisfaction in Him who created both it and the
    longing desire of which it is conscious (Ps. xlii.1,2). Therefore
    whoever now comes to Me I will give to him that living water so that
    he will never again thirst, but it shall be in him a well of water
    springing up into eternal life (John iv.14).

    6. Men try in vain to find peace in the world and the things of the
    world, for experience plainly shows that true peace and satisfaction
    are not to be found in them. They are like the boy who found an onion
    and began peeling off its skins in the hope of finding something
    inside it, just as one finds in a box on taking the lid off. But his
    was an altogether futile expectation, since he found nothing but the
    last skin, for an onion is nothing but a collection of skins. And this
    world and all that belongs to it has been proved to be vanity of
    vanities (Eccles. xii.8), until men discover the true fountain of
    peace (Isa. lv.1; Jer. ii.13; Rev. xxii.17).

    7. The world is like a mirage, and the truth seeker, hoping to find
    something to satisfy his thirsty spirit, starts off in search of it
    but meets with nothing but disappointment and despair. The water of
    life cannot be found in man-made tanks or cracked cisterns; but those
    who approach Me in prayer with a pure heart will find in Me, who am
    the source of the living water, that from which they may obtain
    satisfaction, invigoration, and eternal life (Isa. lv.1; Jer. ii.13;
    Rev. xxii.17).

    A woman was traveling along a mountain track, carrying her child in
    her arms, when the child, catching sight of a pretty flower, made such
    a spring out of its mother’s arms that it fell headlong down the
    mountain side, struck its head upon a rock, and died on the spot. Now
    it is perfectly clear that the safety and sustenance of the child were
    to be found in its mother’s bosom, and not in those fascinating
    flowers which were the cause of its death. So acts the believer whose
    life is not a life of prayer. When he catches sight of the fleeting
    and fascinating pleasures of the world he forgets My love and care
    which are far greater than those of the mother, and, neglecting that
    spiritual milk which I provide for him, leaps out of My arms and is
    lost.

    9. The sustenance which the mother provides is so arranged that it
    cannot be obtained without some effort on the part of the infant. So
    also My children whom I bear in My bosom cannot obtain without
    seeking, the spiritual milk which is able to save their souls. And as
    the child does not need to be taught, but knows by instinct where and
    how to obtain its food, so those who are born of the Spirit know by a
    spiritual instinct, and not from worldly philosophy or wisdom, how to
    pray and to obtain from Me, their spiritual Mother, the milk of
    eternal life.

    10. I have infused into man’s nature hunger and thirst, that he may
    not in sheer heedlessness regard himself as God, but that day by day
    he may be reminded of his needs and that his life is bound up with the
    life and existence of Someone who created him. Thus being made aware
    of his defects and necessities, he may abide in Me and I in him, and
    then he will ever find in Me his happiness and joy.
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    SECTION III

    1. To pray is as it were to be on speaking terms with Me, and so by
    being in communion with and abiding in Me to become like Me. There is
    a kind of insect which feeds upon and lives among grass and green
    leaves and becomes like them in colour. Also the polar bear dwelling
    among the white snows has the same snowy whiteness, and the tiger of
    Bengal bears upon its skin the marks of the reeds among which it
    lives. So those, who by means of prayer abide in communion with Me
    partake, with the saints and angels, of My Nature, and being formed in
    My image become like Me.

    2. When for but a short time I drew Peter, James, and John into
    communion with Me upon the Mount, I showed them somewhat of My glory,
    and of all the saints two only, Moses and Elias, appeared to them;
    they were so captivated with that brief glimpse of heavenly glory that
    they wished to erect three tabernacles in order to live there (Matt.
    xvii.1-5). How wonderful, then, will be the happiness of those who
    abide in Me, and with saints and angels innumerable enter into their
    longed-for heaven, and share with Me My full glory which knows no loss
    nor shadow of change (John xvii.24; James i.17). The man of prayer
    shall never be alone, but he shall abide with Me and My holy ones for
    ever (Matt. xxviii.20; Zach. iii.7-8).

    3. It is not a great thing to control and make use of wild animals,
    lightning, the wind, and light, and other powers of nature, but to
    gain the mastery over the world and Satan and self, with all its
    passions, is of a truth a most momentous and necessary thing. Upon
    those only who live a life of prayer do I bestow the power to overcome
    all the might of the enemy (Luke x.17,20), so that even while they
    live in this world they abide with Me in the heavenly places (Eph.
    ii.6), and Satan being below and they above he is never able to reach
    them, but they abide for ever with Me in safety and without a tremor
    of fear.

    Although men have now obtained control over the powers of nature they
    are not to travel beyond the bounds of the air, while the man of
    prayer, having mastered Satan and self, can range at will the
    everlasting heavens.

    4. Just as the bee collects the sweet juice of the flowers and turns
    it into honey without injuring their colour or fragrance, so the man
    of prayer gathers happiness and profit from all God’s creation without
    doing any violence to it. As bees also gather their honey from flowers
    in all sorts of different places and store it in the honeycomb, so the
    man of God gathers sweet thoughts and feelings from every part of
    creation, and in communion with his Creator collects in his heart the
    honey of truth, and in enduring peace with Him at all times and in all
    places, tastes with delight the sweet honey of God.

    5. Now is the time to obtain and keep in the vessels of our hearts the
    oil of the Holy Spirit, as the five wise virgins did (Matt. xxv.1-13);
    otherwise like the five foolish ones we shall meet with nothing but
    grief and despair. Now also you must collect the manna for the true
    Sabbath, otherwise there will be nothing left you but sorrow and woe
    (Ex. xvi.15,27). “Pray, therefore, that your flight may not be in the
    winter,” that is, in time of great distress or the last days, “or on
    the Sabbath day,” that is, the reign of a thousand years of eternal
    rest, for such an opportunity will never occur again (Matt. xxiv.20).

    In the same way as climate produces a change in form, colour, and the
    habits of growth in plants and flowers, so those who maintain
    communion with Me undergo a development of their spiritual nature in
    habit, appearance, and disposition; and putting off the old man they
    are transformed into My own glorious and incorruptible image.

    With my finger I wrote upon the ground the sinful state of each of
    those who, regardless of their inner vileness, brought the woman taken
    in adultery for condemnation, so that they left her one by one and
    went away abashed and ashamed. With My finger, too, I point out in
    secret to My servants their wounds of sin, and when they repent, with
    a touch of the same finger I heal them; and in the same way as a child
    grasps his father’s finger and by it help walks along with him, so I
    with My finger lead My children along the road from this world to
    their home of rest and everlasting peace (John xiv.2,3).

    7. Oftentimes men pray to the Father in My name, but do not abide in
    Me, that is, they take My name into their mouths and on their lips,
    but not into their hearts and lives. That is the reason why they do
    not obtain what they pray for. But when I abide in them and they in
    Me, then whatever they ask from the Father they receive, because they
    pray under the direction of the Holy Spirit in that condition. The
    Holy Spirit shows them what will glorify the Father and be best for
    themselves and for others. Otherwise they will get such an answer as a
    bad son got from a governor whom his father had served with great
    courage and honour. When the son presented a petition in his father’s
    name and asked for some employment and favour, the governor pointed
    out to him his evil life and habits, and said, “Do not petition me in
    your father’s name, but first go and act according to his example. Let
    his high worth be not on your lips only, but carry it into your life,
    and then your petition will be accepted.”

    8. Between the prayers of those who worship and praise Me with their
    lips only and of those who do so from their heart there is a very
    great difference. For instance, one who was a true worshipper was
    constantly praying for another that his eyes might be opened and that
    he might accept the truth, while the other was a worshipper in name
    only often prayed in his enmity against My true worshipper that he
    might be struck blind. Finally the prayers of the true worshipper were
    heard by the loving will of God, and he who was formerly only a
    hypocrite received spiritual sight. With his heart full of joy this
    man became a true believer, and a sincere and lasting brother of My
    true servant.

    9. Prayer makes things possible for men which they find impossible by
    other means, and they experience such wonderful things in life as are
    not only opposed to the rules and opinions of worldly wisdom, but are
    held to be impossible altogether. Scientific men do not recognize that
    He who set all created things in order and made laws for them, cannot
    be imprisoned behind the bars of his own laws. The ways of the great
    Lawgiver are inscrutable, because His eternal will and purpose is the
    blessing and prosperity of all His creatures, and the reason the
    natural man cannot grasp this fact is because spiritual things are
    spiritually discerned (1 Cor. ii.14).

    The greatest of all miracles is the new birth in man, and to the man
    who has experienced this miracle all others become possible. Now in
    very cold countries a bridge of water is a common sight, because when
    the surface of a river is frozen hard the water beneath still flows
    freely on, but men cross over the icy bridge with ease and safety. But
    if one were to speak of a bridge of water spanning a flowing river to
    people who are constantly perspiring in the heat of a tropical clime,
    they would at once say that such a thing was impossible and against
    the laws of nature. There is the same great difference between those
    who have been born again and by prayer maintain their spiritual life,
    and those who live worldly lives and value only material things, and
    so are utterly ignorant of the life of the soul.

    10. He who desires by prayer to obtain from God the blessing of a
    spiritual life must believe and obey without questioning. The man who
    came to Me with a withered hand, when I commanded him to stretch out
    his hand instantly obeyed, and so his hand became whole as the other
    (Matt. xii.10-13). But suppose instead of that instant obedience he
    had begun to argue and say, “How can I stretch out my hand? If I had
    been able to do that, why should I have come to Thee? First of all
    heal my hand, and then I shall be able to stretch it out.” All this
    would have been considered very reasonable and to the point, but his
    hand would never have been healed.

    He who prays must believe and be obedient, and stretch out to Me in
    prayer his weak and withered hands, and then it will be for Me to give
    him spiritual life, and according to his need it shall be granted to
    him (Matt. xxi.22).
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    IV. SERVICE
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    SECTION I

    The Disciple,–Master, what is the real meaning of service? Is it that
    we serve the Creator and then His creatures for His sake? Is the help
    of man, who is after all but a mere worm, of any value to God in
    caring for His great family, or does God stand in need of the help of
    man in protecting or preserving any of His creatures?

    The Master,–1. Service means the activity of the spiritual life and
    is the natural offering prompted by love. God, who is Love, is ever
    active in the care of His creation, and His desire is that His
    creatures and especially man, whom He formed in His own image and
    likeness, should never be idle. In the care and preservation of His
    creatures God needs the help of none, for He created them in such a
    way that without His help they could not continue to exist, and He it
    is who has provided all that is required to satisfy their desires. In
    true service of others there is this great advantage that it helps him
    who serves–just as it happened to you in Tibet. When you were in fear
    of death on account of the bitter cold, you saw one lying buried in
    the snow and at the point of death, you went to him and lifting him on
    to your shoulders carried him forward, and the efforts you made
    produced heat in your body which also passed into his, and both he and
    you were saved, so that in rescuing him you saved your own life. This
    is the true end of service. No one can live alone and deprived of the
    help of others. Should anyone receive help from another, and be
    unwilling to return such assistance as he can, such an ungrateful
    fellow would have no right to expect any help from any one at all.

    2. Until a man brings into the service of God and man faculties and
    powers with which God has endowed him, he will not receive from God
    the help He alone can bestow. As soon as man does his part God will
    complete it. For instance, the removal of the stone from the grave of
    Lazarus was man’s work, and it was not necessary for God to put forth
    His power to do that; but when the people had rolled away the stone,
    then God, that is Myself, did that which was beyond the power and
    skill of man, for I gave life to the dead. Even after that there was
    work for man to do in releasing Lazarus from the grave-clothes that he
    might be perfectly free (John xi.39,41,44).

    So with regard to those who are dead in sin. It is the work of My
    disciples to roll away the gravestones of hindrance and difficulty,
    but to bestow life is My work. Often, too, some who have received
    spiritual life still remain in bondage to their old bad habits and
    evil associations, and it is the duty of My children to lead them into
    perfect freedom; and to render this great service they should ever be
    alert in heart and soul.

    3. A certain king on his deathbed spoke to a faithful servant of his
    as follows: “It has been my custom when setting out on a journey to
    send you before me to announce me and make preparations for my
    reception. I am going to the land of the dead. Go, therefore, and
    inform them that I am about to join them.” At first the honest servant
    did not understand what his lord meant, but as soon as he saw that his
    meaning was that he should die and thus precede him to the land of the
    dead, the faithful fellow, without a moment’s hesitation or doubt,
    plunged a sword into his heart, and thus entered the country of the
    dead, there to await his lord. Thus it is the duty of those who serve
    Me, who am the Lord of Life and the King of kings (Acts iii.15; Rev.
    xix.16), to carry the gospel of salvation to those who are dead in
    sin, and to be ready even to give their lives for Me, who came to
    earth for their salvation and will come yet once more (Rev. ii.10).

    4. A rebellious son once left his father’s house and joined a band of
    robbers and became in time as bold and ruthless as the rest. The
    father called his servants and ordered them to go to his son and tell
    him that if he would repent and return home all would be forgiven, and
    he would receive him into his home. But the servants, in dread of the
    wild country and fierce robbers, refused to go. Then the elder brother
    of the young man, who loved him as his father did, set off to carry
    the message of forgiveness. But soon after he had entered the jungle a
    band of robbers set upon him and mortally wounded him. The younger
    brother was one of the band, and when he recognized his elder brother
    he was filled with grief and remorse. The elder brother managed to
    give the message of forgiveness and then, saying that the purpose of
    his life was fulfilled and love’s duty done, he gave up the ghost.
    This sacrifice of the elder brother made so deep an impression on the
    rebellious youth that he went back in penitence to his father and from
    that day forward lived a new life. Is it not right, therefore, that My
    sons should be prepared to sacrifice their lives in order to bring the
    message of mercy to those of their brethren who have gone astray and
    are ruined in sin, just as I also gave My life for the salvation of
    all?

    5. My children are like salt in the world (Matt. v.13). If the salt
    crystals are not dissolved they cannot transmit their flavour. So with
    My children. If they are not melted in the fire of love and the Holy
    Spirit, and made into a living sacrifice, they will not be able to
    bring a single soul that spiritual and heavenly life by which they may
    be saved. They will be no better than Lot’s wife who became a pillar
    of salt (Gen. xix.26). But just as for your sakes I was melted in
    Gethesemane (Luke xxii.44), and on the cross gave up My life that I
    might save the lives of men, for life must be paid for with life, so
    you also are called upon to give up your lives and thus bring the
    savour of spiritual life to others

  22. God created the nature of this universe in contrast to His (the heavenly nature). Sin is simply conflict over limited territory and It is the animal nature in us (the flesh) which conflicts with the heavenly one (the Spirit). Many can tell you what is right and wrong but not many know why it is right and wrong. Evil does not have a personification, it is a choice and it does not come from spirit but from the mind set on the physical. The doctrine about satan being the devil is really only a word in reference to our own bigotries. There are no wars in heaven neither will there ever be nor are there fallen angels. We are the evil ones in need or repentance, period and it is we who have a choice to make. Humble our self and walk according to the Spirit as son’s of the Spirit, or according to the sinful animal like self.

  23. These are very interesting writings. Poetic, etherial, romantic and just lovely words.
    Keep up the good work Susan.

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