For "christians": Can You Pass This Angel?I was once a follower of the religion of Christianity. I no longer claim to be so. And I it is with peace and happiness that I say this. The Christian religion brought me to the "Kingdom of God". And then I entered the gate and left religions behind, as they are no longer needed.
You see, many "Christians" aren't yet aware of the difference between Jesus and The Christ. They should be called "Jesusians" or "Bible-ians" - for that is what they follow. The truth is, Jesus was a man, the "Christ" is a Spiritual state of being, a title. But it takes some real looking past what is taught for some people to see that. It took me many years of Bible study and prayer and growth and faith in God. Practices which, to this day, I continue.
Listen, reading devotionals every day and sitting and absorbing sermons hardly scratches the surface of what it means to study sc
You may come to see that Jesus is a dead man. And you may declare "I Am The Christ". Now, are you afraid for me, that I DARE say such a blasphemous thing?
Well, did not Jesus instruct you to do just that? Become as him? Than do it. Or are you afraid to as I was?
I have been where you are now and so I know what goes on in "Christian"s minds. Religious followers are afraid to question those whom they follow. But I tell you, your teachers of the law who spread fear are NOT the indwelling Christ. You are afraid for me, afraid for the "lost". You want to spread your religion because of fear. This is not love, nor is it how things are meant to be for followers of Christ. Fear is a darkness. Fear is an obstacle that we are to overcome within ourselves, not spread unto others. Go beyond your teachers and their shallow teachings.
Jesus came to reveal the inner truth. So look for it there, on your inside. Not in a magic book or a preacher's speeches.
And when you do so, God will answer you with nothing but Love. And, if God is Love than what reason have us to fear? Trust in God's love and fear disappears alltogether:
1 John 4:18 "There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love."
That old, jealous Hebrew tribal god of laws who wants blood offerings and revenge (YHWH) is no longer my god. I am not Jewish and need not answer to him. I am a "Gentile". You can worship him if you so choose. But you do not have to. I do not answer to that being any longer, because the God to whom I answer is YHWH's God, my Father.
As a Son of God, I am a Christ. As the Christian bible puts it:
Romans 8:16, 17 "The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God; and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together."
The "Kingdom of God" is within those who are Christ, not a place to be seen; not "heaven"; not the afterlife, or during the "1000-year reign". The Kingdom of God has always been NOW. Jesus said before he was crucified:
"matt 16:28 “Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not die before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.”
The Kingdom of God is salvation, it is eternal life, realizing who God is and who you are. But how do you get past fear and into the Kingdom? Thankfully, your bible has a clue:
"Gen 3:21 YHWH made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them. 22 And YHWH said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.” 23 So YHWH banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken. 24 After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life. "
The "flaming sword" is the fear of eternal death. I am past it, so to speak. I have eaten of the Tree of Life. Within the "Garden of Eden" there is no sin. NO NAKEDNESS. It is where we "become as children", as Jesus instructed. Here is a state of innocence. Here is the Kingdom of God. But it cannot be reached without passing that angel.
Matt 13:52 “Therefore every teacher of the law who has become a disciple in the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old.”
At the end of the Christian's road he or she must face that burning fear of death. This need not be done at the last minute of life when your body is failing and your mind is speeding up. God willing, for some this happens during this lifetime. It can be chosen now. Face your ultimate fear, damnation, and trust God to pass you through it. If you do, you will no longer need a religion because you will be in the kingdom of God, in this reality.
So, again, I say to you: You can keep your religion and it's laws if you choose to do so today. I am done with them. I am not afraid of hell or God's revenge any more. Your efforts to cause me fear are pointless because I realize who "I Am".
bricmpt 36-40, M 8 Responses 9 Dec 11, 2010