Live with Christ so that I can live with ease and comfort and give life to my life.
This speech is a transliteration of Thomas’ speech. An avid reader can see that the syntax and grammatical structure sometimes deviates from the English Standard and this is done on purpose as I try to remain as true to the Greek version as possible. I hope that through reading the Holy Spirit properly conveys the message that Thomas wants to get across to you the reader and seeker of eternal life.
My beloved brothers and sisters, good evening the Lord our God lives, and with His power, His wisdom, and His omnipotence we will live another day with the Lord’s Spirit, until we get to enjoy His wisdom which flows through the Word of God and is given to us by the Holy Spirit.
Today with the lord’s power we are together again in order that we may continue this beautiful trip of life towards the land of the living. With each passing day, our trip gathers more interest and the reason being is that through the Holy Spirit we seek God the father and we get to know our pure and good God. Indeed we see that His pockets are always full of many gifts for all of us, and also for all those who through repentance and specifically in regeneration come close to Him.
The topic of my speech is, To live with Christ so that I can live with ease and comfort and give life to my life.
In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. My Father, Holy One, You are the Almighty and all Merciful God, and we are all your people and the sheep of your own flock. Lord, You built and You rule the world and You are righteous in Your judgments. Our Father, You who are merciful and compassionate, forgive our iniquities, our unrighteousness, our offences and our misdeeds. My Father pick up the fallen. Heal the sick. Bring those who have gone astray onto the good path. Fill the hungry. Free the captives. Console those of little faith. Heal those who suffer. Lord, give us a new life, a life that encapsulates within it fruits, gifts, signs, qualities of our Father. Our Father thank you for sending Your Son who granted us heavenly and earthly goods so that through this we can all become heirs, coheirs and partakers of Your glory.
Christ, our Lord is God and became a man so that He may elevate us to His level. It is written, in Psalms 82:6 You are gods, all of you are sons of the Most High. The Lord then, is not just a man but also God. If He was just a man, then what can He offer to another man? He can offer absolutely nothing. As well no person can bring us to the Father. God is born in man, and man is born from God.
Today we will touch upon various topics which will help us understand our God the Father's wisdom or reasoning, the wisdom of love, and specifically the wisdom that should govern each one of us so that we can coexist with peace and with elements of proper social etiquette in our mutual relationships, and how we can become with all this a person of God. A person of God who will be the one that introduces us to Christ must have this wisdom or reasoning in his life, Christ’s wisdom. In our life we need love in our relationships as well as in our lives because only love and love itself can make us free, love and only love makes us human, since it raises us to Christ’s level.
It is a marvelous thing for man to partake in God’s Glory and to live according to His principles and for no natural or supernatural law to do him harm!
We should also understand that: a logical person is not he who speaks according to people’s will. Although there is a portion of wisdom in this because someone who speaks according to the people’s will at the spiritual level that the world is at today is enough to keep checks and balances in our interpersonal relationships and in our societies. We though seek for and are speaking about God the Father’s wisdom which brings in our human societies God’s system of government. God’s government covers and nurses man, it also gives him life and guards human societies helping them reach the level where they get instructed and counselled directly by God the Father.
Let us look a little at our topics. The first topic is: principles and powers.
In the Word of God there is a saying from the apostle Peter. This saying can be found in 1 Peter 2:13-17:
13 Therefore subject yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether to the king, as supreme;
14 or to governors, as sent by him for vengeance on evildoers and for praise to those who do well.
15 For this is the will of God, that by well-doing you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
16 as free, and not using your freedom for a cloak of wickedness, but as bondservants of God.
17 Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.
And in Romans 13:1-13:7 it says:
Let every soul be in subjection to the higher authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those who exist are ordained by God.
2 Therefore he who resists the authority, withstands the ordinance of God; and those who withstand will receive to themselves judgment.
3 For rulers are not a terror to the good work, but to the evil. Do you desire to have no fear of the authority? Do that which is good, and you will have praise from the same,
4 for he is a servant of God to you for good. But if you do that which is evil, be afraid, for he doesn’t bear the sword in vain; for he is a servant of God, an avenger for wrath to him who does evil.
5 Therefore you need to be in subjection, not only because of the wrath, but also for conscience’ sake.
6 For this reason you also pay taxes, for they are servants of God’s service, attending continually on this very thing.
7 Therefore give everyone what you owe: if you owe taxes, pay taxes; if customs, then customs; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.
As long as human authorities exist, they will be proof that the fullness of time has not come for God to reign in human societies, on a personal or general level. Even on a personal level if the right had been given for a person to become a citizen of a heavenly government, the fullness of time has not come where people can return to God completely, and getting to understand God’s worth. However, today we see something strange happening to people. People's trust in power, politics, religion, and other small or large matters with regard to local communities is lost.
Everyday we hear about the corruption of employees who hold key positions in the community. Nowadays it is a fact that people believe less and less in the words and declarations of political or religious leaders. Although people believe in politics, or they believe in religion, it turns out though that they can not find suitable people that will concern themselves for them or help them live better, qualitatively or quantitatively. Though people believe in the church, they do not socialize with the spiritual elder, they do not trust him one hundred percent. This is good, on the one hand, because people today cultivate their own personality, they have their own judgment, they know what to choose, what to trust or not. Besides, there are many who have found God through their own search.
We conclude that God works mysteriously to regenerate man. Therefore we do not need any church because we became the church ourselves, then yes, these people of God have found God and are being legislated by His Word, the Word that manifests love towards God, and also to the brother, that's good. But if we do not want the spiritual elder, or the church, or the politician, because through our ego we choose destruction, then we did not understand something well and we should think it over again. For without God, without a politician, without church, we will be in chaos hence we can see that we really don’t have God in our lives so that love may exist between us. If we did really have God everything would be okay.
My brothers and sisters, it can be seen that ego is still present in our lives, ego is bad because it escalates any crisis, it creates scandals and brings rivalries. What Thomas is stating here is that ego has an effect of amplifying a situation. For example a friend tells you that so and so said something terrible about you. Someone who has ego would say, how dare he, I’ll beat his ass, who does he think he is? I’ll put him back under the rock he crawled out of. A person with less ego, would let the situation diffuse rather than escalate. They might say, oh well I guess I must have done something to offend that person, I hope God forgives me. A person with ego in a society without principles (or law) or powers of the Word is susceptible to evil because the evil manifests in the person’s flesh and bones, and this is because we have no love. In other words the anger felt because of ego has the ability to manipulate the person and his body to do harm and destruction. The Apostle Paul knows about our spiritual level, this is why through the Holy Spirit he commanded that we should have obedience to the powers that be, since they are God's ordinances, and if you want or if I want they also try and want the good. We see it, we have a religious political system which wants the good, and whoever works purely does not have to be afraid of the authorities, especially where these authorities have the principles of democracy, freedom, and freedom of religion. Certainly it is not like this everywhere, there are also authoritarian governments that deprive freedom of speech, democracy, and much more and we feel sorry for those who live under this oppression.
However, Christ has evolved people, and people who have Christ as their leader live better, they evolve, they have human rights, and much more. However, today, due to evolution or human advancement, everyone in a small or large measure is looking for the truth and everyone is evolving.
People nowadays, even though the powers that may be could be better, exploit situations at the expense of the weak, and many have been betrayed both by politics and by the church or the spiritual elder, indeed this is evident in our own country. We know that in Greece in particular, in the recent financial crisis where the country has been hard-pressed and this crisis continues, the citizens' confidence in the dominant political system is lost and the reason is because all the indicators that measure the citizens' trust in the institutions place the political parties in last place. This questioning leads to indifference by the citizen for the public and it is more evident in young people, who are more sensitive to the abuse of power. Perhaps the fullness of time has arrived for all people to return to God’s principles. Let us see examples in the Old Testament of what happens when people return and when they leave from the existing powers:
When Samuel was old, he made his sons judges over Israel. 2 Now the name of his firstborn was Joel; and the name of his second, Abijah. They were judges in Beersheba. 3 His sons didn’t walk in his ways, but turned aside after dishonest gain, took bribes, and perverted justice. 4 Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together and came to Samuel to Ramah. 5 They said to him, “Behold, you are old, and your sons don’t walk in your ways. Now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.” 6 But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, “Give us a king to judge us.”
Samuel prayed to Yahweh. 7 Yahweh said to Samuel, “Listen to the voice of the people in all that they tell you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me as the king over them. 8 According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt even to this day, in that they have forsaken me, and served other gods, so they also do to you. 9 Now therefore listen to their voice. However you shall protest solemnly to them, and shall show them the way of the king who will reign over them.”
10 Samuel told all Yahweh’s words to the people who asked him for a king. 11 He said, “This will be the way of the king who shall reign over you: he will take your sons, and appoint them as his servants, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and they will run before his chariots. 12 He will appoint them to him for captains of thousands, and captains of fifties; and he will assign some to plow his ground, and to reap his harvest, and to make his instruments of war, and the instruments of his chariots. 13 He will take your daughters to be perfumers, to be cooks, and to be bakers. 14 He will take your fields, your vineyards, and your olive groves, even their best, and give them to his servants. 15 He will take one tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give it to his officers, and to his servants. 16 He will take your male servants, your female servants, your best young men, and your donkeys, and assign them to his own work. 17 He will take one tenth of your flocks; and you will be his servants. 18 You will cry out in that day because of your king whom you will have chosen for yourselves; and Yahweh will not answer you in that day.” 19 But the people refused to listen to the voice of Samuel; and they said, “No; but we will have a king over us, 20 that we also may be like all the nations, and that our king may judge us, and go out before us, and fight our battles.” 21 Samuel heard all the words of the people, and he rehearsed them in the ears of Yahweh. 22 Yahweh said to Samuel, “Listen to their voice, and make them a king.” Samuel said to the men of Israel, “Everyone go to your own city.”
Therefore by their own design, the prophet says, they got caught in the trap, since every King will have a tendency to oppress his people with many taxes, and many wars, in order to save energy or wealth. But when people love God, then God’s laws will be in the people, which will lead towards a love of God and to every brother and sister. When this happens, powers or authorities will be abolished. As long as this is delayed, let us not seek to have human power because we are not able to coexist with each other and this will lead us to a bad outcome. It turns out that if we do not regenerate it will result in us harming one another. Let us not ask for the powers that currently exist to be abolished, but to pray that they be ordained by God. Abolishing the powers that currently exist without having become God's people will have tragic consequences for any nation, for without political authority, police, church, religion, army, there will be groups that would kill and plunder the people, which would lead to the evil inhabiting flesh and bone and spreading all over the planet and becoming the only way of life.
Today though with progress, with spiritual regeneration, we believe that people will be able to live better, today people are more free than in any other period of time, and the reason being is because we see an existence of powers or authorities or governments that seem like they belong and are put in place by God’s wisdom. As we read previously, “they are ordained under God”, and these powers do many things that concern many aspects, even the current powers that be, seek in small or large measure for the good of the people that they govern. It is much worse to have powers or authorities absent when there is no love amongst us or for one’s self. God’s word states, in Romans 13: “The one in authority serves God for your good.”
Therefore politicians, religious people, military powers, are needed as we should pray that people with pure, good intentions enter into these positions so that the world is properly governed. As well most nations have adopted democracy, freedom of religion and we see that every four years countries carry out democratic elections, people vote and the whole process is carried out in a democratic fashion.
We are called therefore to respect the outcome from any polls and not to judge - in judging we don’t help any authority. Let us not always be grumbling and see fault in everything, let us wait and if we don’t like it let us change the authority when the time comes to vote. It is not easy to govern nations when the only thing that interests them is more money, indeed there are many who always see mistakes, how petty is that! And I say to the one who judges: fine, you become a politician, and give us that which the others don’t give us but the answer they come back with is: I don’t know. If you don’t know or you cannot then what you are saying is of no benefit because you cause harm to your nation. Indeed if we think and say I don’t like the authorities, the answer to that is for you: to become of god. If we don’t want any part in all of this then do not criticize, it does not benefit. If we don’t want any authorities governing us then let us become of God and let us all live in the Lord and when we say of God we mean: are you willing to love God with all your heart and your brother as yourself, or more specifically, the surplus of one to go to the lack of the other?
If we don’t want the authorities and we don’t want God then we are doomed to death. Unfortunately the world today only wants money without effort, unfortunately everyone wants money. Indeed it is so easy for someone to take over a country today as long as he promises it money. The authorities understand this and it is easy for them with a few promises to get elected. It is from the promises that one makes that dictates whether he gets elected even a promise that offers to give even fifty euros more than the authority currently in power is a strong enough reason for that party to take over the country. It is a downward spiral but what can we do! And even though the political parties get elected through democratic processes, the opposing parties begin to sharply criticize the new government from the first day that they are in power.
There is more blame being passed around from opposing political parties than from enemies of the country! One just has to look at what is happening in the United States where the media have gotten into the game of criticizing and detesting everything that Trump is doing. No wonder people are calling it fake news. Wait, have respect, and when you come we will see what you can do. I think that the people who represent the parties must be united, otherwise it proves that they are not interested in the nation, the people, but in their own interests.
The same happens in religion, whoever has a different portrayal of God, he or she is immediately rejected and called a heretic, is this for real! No one serves the love that is directed to every fellow person be it a friend or enemy, and no one wants to understand or accept God’s will which says "for whoever is not against us is for us." in Mark 9:40. All this reveals that we have taken God away from our lives and we want to make decisions ourselves, according to our own interests. The time has come for us to understand today that the "creation which is man can not free humanity", only God can.
In addition, religion has not yet captured the value of love which accepts you as you are, for what you are. No one understands what the Lord has said, and does not realize that " a man’s life doesn’t consist of the abundance of the things which he possesses" as it is written in Luke 12:15, because we continually base our lives only on the material. Unfortunately, our indifference to God’s will has tragic consequences which we are living and experiencing.
Let us also understand that people are not clean, as we are not all clean, neither do they think according to God’s will and as a natural consequence there are many negative events. We should be seeking powers that are good, but also reflect God or show God to others, not in words but with works of love. Unfortunately, we still do not comprehend humility. We all know mercy, let us put both humility and mercy as preconditions for us to be elected in our own lives, otherwise we will see once and for all that without God, power is addictive and when one person secures it (in whatever field this may be) it is only natural that the power will affect the feelings of the one who has it and who governs the people and is likely to distort his judgment, his power, and often times the end result these powers do great harm to society when they fall into bad hands.
However, we are called upon to obey the elected governments, to have a peaceful life and to respect our religion, because religions have helped us to know God. Let us serve all these with love until man, the people, the nation, and religion, are guided and instructed by God Himself - this will happen one day - because it is a promise spoken by the prophet Isaiah 54:13 "All your children shall be taught by the Lord". Amen.
Let us see what we can do until all of this (meaning the world geopolitical system) changes and becomes godly.
First, we must become God’s children, with God’s principles, for all of us to become a spiritual person of God and the world we live in since God Himself gave his life as a ransom for many. God has redeemed all of us. He gave His life for all of us and it is to our benefit that we do everything so that we can regenerate. This is what God asks from all of us who claim that we are Christians.
My brothers and sisters when a person of God develops according to the Gospel’s principles, this will make him or her a spiritual person. A spiritual person means that with the passage of time, he becomes a simple person, a person with a pleasant humour and with a very healthy word, a word that can heal the spirit first and then the body. A spiritual person is a person who is always filled with happiness, who has God’s wisdom a wisdom which is exciting, pleasant, and simple. God’s wisdom has the power to free you and causes you to admire it when you see it in a person of God, making you want to copy it. A spiritual person is one who has meaningful words filled with God’s spirit. In other words a person of God can with a few words, or a small statement that he expresses, make you understand a whole lot - a few words with lots of meaning. A person who thinks he is spiritual but in turn is complex, puzzling, mysterious, adds several layers of complexity, brings in more perspectives, creates a multiple dimension of reasoning can never become a spiritual person let alone a person of God. The only thing he manages to accomplish is to get himself more entangled. We have stated this before, it is different to be a cultivated person and quite another to be an educated person. We are all in some form or another educated people but there are very few that are cultivated, few of us have Christ’s guts or I would say God’s internals. One of the brothers named Nick said, Let us create Christ’s guts, otherwise the ruthlessness of evil will affect our guts. This is what is happening today which causes us to fall into another trap which is ego. Indeed this egotistical presence of ours (with whatever research or knowledge we may have). I call it egotistical because an educated person unlike a cultivated person, who has no relationship with God, seeks to become a person representing God so that he may impress others, offer a multidimensional and oftentimes complex reasoning of God which leads the same person to a dead end as well as all others that are found following him to get entangled - and they will get entangled because of their ignorance - for a great period of time and as a result this egotistical person becomes an instrument of the devil. We must understand that the whole spiritual building (our body) is based on the simplicity of the Word and on the virtue of all virtues, humbleness.
Look at a person of this world, he says a lot, he thinks multidimensionally, he has crazy thoughts, the thoughts are continuous and many, he can not sleep, he needs to take pills even for 2 hours of sleep, he does not have or show any peace, he is always living in turmoil. While the man of God says little, he has peace, speaks with love and acts with it, he is not a scaremonger, he does not threaten, does not demand, does not judge, is not a fanatic with anything or anyone, and when he says something, it has power, because his simplicity is blessed by God, with the natural consequence that his word makes things happen. Now if a person of God says much, he does it so that he can build people. Then again whatever he says has a pleasant simplicity, the person of God’s words sound good to our ears, since they activate and energize our genes. If the word that we speak does not awaken the genes, it is not a word it is an illogical or abnormal word. Any conversation you may have with the person of God, or whatever speech you may hear from him, you will see that he will drive you crazy, but he will free you. Through the simplicity of a person of God you will find God, God speaks to our hearts and our soul rejoices. What a beautiful thing it is to become the person of God!
In short, when we become spiritual we will become simple, pleasant, comprehensible, creative, humble, people with charity, people of proper social etiquette, with sweetness, people full of grace, God’s grace. When we talk in riddles and many speculations, or many interpretations, we become complex, tricky, egotistical, people who want to project ourselves, our ego. May it not be. The man of God frees you, heals you, he creates opportunities for you to know God, so that God will then live in you, and travel with you forever with God’s Spirit, which frees you. May it be, may it be amen. Now someone may ask how exactly does the word of God free you. Let me give you a parallel example. I am looking to lose weight in order to do so, I must incorporate exercise and a good diet into my life style. This requires discipline, the same discipline one takes when they commit to the lord. I have now set-up a schedule where I wake up at 5:00 am, go to the gym and workout prior to waking up my daughter to go to school. When I come back from the gym, I wake up my daughter, I prepare her meals, and at the same time I prepare the meals that I will need during the day and by the time she wakes up (which was my original time when I woke up, I have already exercised and prepared my meals for the day). Now someone may ask how did you manage to get up at 5? Are you sleeping less hours? The answer is no. I would have the bad habit of staying up late watching youtube videos, movies, and just browsing the internet. This discipline of managing my time so I can exercise is now freeing me up to lose weight. The same discipline is required for you to get up and read the bible, apply a message that it gives you, reflect on the stories of the past and see how you can apply it in your day and in your life. Once you get to work, you will take the example of the samaritan woman who was caught in the very act of adultery and Jesus does not condemn her and you apply it in your day by not condemning someone who made a mistake that may have cost you hundreds or maybe thousands of dollars if it was truly a mistake and something totally unforeseen and what happens then, you are freed from your anger, and rage. You are freed from gossiping about this person to all your co-workers and spending time at the water cooler and you are freed from criticizing this mistake and by doing so you are freed from it happening to you. By what you judge you will be judged in the same measure. Doing this spiritual exercise on a daily basis will eventually make you a person of God. Almost nothing will bother you and whatever situation that seems negative in your life, you will adapt and cultivate the thinking that “everything works for the good and pure for those who love God.”
Let us also look at something which is really important and is capable if we use it properly, to lead us to godliness, (besides it is written, You are Gods, sons of the most high Psalms 82:6) and it is the following. The 24 letters in the Greek Alphabet, when they are drawn up properly, through the Holy Spirit, become words (verbs), then energy, and then the Living Voice of the Living God, who has the capacity to instantly abolish death, it does so immediately. Thomas references the Greek alphabet and language but this is true for any language in the world. Now if these letters are employed with ego, you will fabricate strange words for the mind, which will confuse you and will naturally lead you to a dead end, because the word has become evil. May it not be.
My brothers and sisters we are beginning a struggle
We seek for God in His Word,
We discover God,
We pray to God,
He then reveals Himself to us,
We then live with God,
Our coexistence with God helps us to understand the Great Worth of His Word and this takes place in our lives through the Holy Spirit.
This is of paramount importance because
The Trinity of God starts to live within us,
Which brings the presence of God in our lives,
He decodes the mystery of life to us,
Of incorruptibility, of love, of humbleness, of righteousness, of peace.
It is a great thing for you as a human to encounter God Himself, through the holy words that guide the 24 letters of the Greek alphabet. Everyday reading His Word with the proper syntax of letters God will grow within you and around you, and through faith He will take you in His embrace and will make you content, make you happy. John the theologian spoke of the value of the Word, which was created from the proper syntax of letters. He said in the book of John 1, In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.
We can see and conclude that the more present God’s Word is in our life the more God will live within us. His words, His workings, which are His hands will be at the helm of our lives and His wisdom will be the fuel, and our counsellor which will increase through the Holy Spirit, and will accompany us as we begin to travel with security in the present and future age.
God employs beautiful words, beautiful vocabulary, which directs you towards love, to life, to incorruptibility, to a blessed life. God’s Word is creative, free, simple, holy, can be understood, is effective, is miraculous, is living, is Holy spiritual, is wise, sweet, good, it has within it “well being” meaning happiness. The well being refers to a way of life where the objective is the mastery of quality of living and well being to live: eternal, incorruptible, spiritually holy, without ever dying. To live with God’s words, eternally just like God. Whoever therefore properly uses God’s Word, then the 24 letters of the Greek alphabet (or any alphabet for that matter) create miracles, because within these letters you can make words, sentences that are filled with God’s Wisdom. God’s dictionary is the driver, the map, the road, the oasis, paradise, rest, life. God’s Word frees you and leads you out of error, out of sin, out of bodily corruption, out of death.
I will speak of the example of a certain woman who had as a son, a great inventor of humanity, Thomas Edison. Let us see how this woman, with the proper and pure syntax of letters created a great scientist who helped the world advance and to whom we owe a lot. Now there are different versions of this story on the internet some don’t make mention of this letter and others state that the letter never existed but what is clear to see is that Thomas Edison’s mom and her words to him were clearly one of the main reasons Edison is who we know him to be today.
One day as Edison left from school, his teacher called him out and said, Thomas I have a letter and I want you to give it to your mother. As soon as his mother lay hold of the letter, she opened it and started to ready it. As she was reading it to herself, tears started to appear in her eyes. Edison then asked his mother why she was crying and she answered him: I was touched my son because your teacher wrote the greatest things about you. She then started reading the letter to her son, “Dear Madam, I want to congratulate you on your son. He is unique, his perception, his wisdom surpasses even us the teachers, our school does not have teachers capable of teaching your son, he is a genius, therefore please do not send him back to school. Only you can teach such a great scientist.”
Edison’s mother then proceeded to put the letter in a chest and never sent her son back to school. Edison later became an inventor, he gained courage from the letter and we know today that he became the pinnacle of discovery. Many years later and after his mom died, he wanted to move to another home. As he was moving his things, he found the chest that contained the letter from his teacher. He opened it and was surprised to read its contents: “ Your son has many mental and spiritual problems. Indeed he creates many problems because of his disability, please do not send him back to school, teach him at home." Edison was astonished by his negative teacher, but also by his mother, who was the cause of turning him into the greatest genius of the century. Now therefore is what should be the proper syntax of letters, of speech, of words, of sentences. Amen. Let us become one to another, like Edison’s mother. Let us become Christ because He inspired and presented this distinct love. A negative interpretation or syntax of letters usually leads to a poor outcome.
There is something else that happens, some take the letters of the alphabet and mix them up, not according to God’s will but according to their own egotistical whims, or interests, or passions, and assemble strange words, words filled with mystery, then they make their own sentences, which stray away from simplicity, they make their own books, which they state are equivalent or greater in value than the Gospel of Christ. When this ego appears where one thinks that he surpasses God, this is an evil statement or word and it is of great danger, because it is quite dangerous to say that you write articles of greater wisdom than God or that God Himself entrusted you with those words, yet this word that is uttered by these people has no meaning, no love, no freedom, or any of God’s wisdom which encompasses simplicity. They then change the commas, the periods, the questions, and as a result a book is created that in the end creates perfect confusion, a book that only they understand. Naturally in this trap fall all those who don’t compromise with simplicity, because they consider themselves as people with a higher spiritual understanding, but these people are so repulsive, they are so evil, they become so elusive, they show their bias for power and more …
Christ was simple, his disciples were simple, if you are not simple you will not have your seat with Christ.
These books are then given out to people who have ignorance of God, thinking that with these books they will help others, they also put a nice cover, or a nice strange headline to impress you. The point is that with what they write they get confused themselves and they confuse many others due to man’s complete ignorance, hence they become easy prey. All who work in this manner live in a world that does not exist, and they fabricate another world which also does not exist, which they promise to live in when they die - while Christ spoke both of death and of life, Christ spoke of all things - as a result these people lead themselves to a dead end (since their lives are full of problems) and eventually they lead whole nations into multifaceted dead ends.
God speaks specifically and by this I mean that He speaks to people through the Gospel of Christ, God’s Word. The Gospel gives life, makes you incorruptible, yet all other books create confusion, and bring forward other forms of life: life after death in other words those books open up the sails for other cities or destinations which will only be known after death. The same death that people do not want to encounter and when it comes they look for ways to avoid it. Why do we speak of life after death? What trap is this that everyone has fallen into? Christ spoke of death and said the following:
“God did not make death” Christ also said in John 11:26: and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?"
After physical death, life does not exist, there is simply sleeping, which will endure until the day of the Lord, when the resurrection will take place.
Let us understand that the gospel of Christ changes - transfigures the life we have, at its core though the body that we have, does not lose its attributes, simply put the regenerated person acquires more qualities or powers, which the Lord has demonstrated.
The Lord is the example for all people, there is no other. The Father only spoke about Him, and introduced Him and gave glory to Him through the resurrection, no one else. It is not possible that God granted you life, and granted you a three dimensional world, or multi dimensional world, a perfect creation, a creation filled with surprises and you with your stupidities and the books that you read you reject it and you make or ask for something new! Wake up man, you are in life, you are in God, you are in the garden, everything else that you read dear man will lead you to more dead ends, yet God’s Word will lead you to increase in life. Whoever leaves from the Gospel’s principles, from God’s Will, then this confuses the spirit and manifests into bodily illnesses.
We don’t need many books, we need to follow through with one book which is called the Word of God. Dear man, since you have the prototype, why do you need anything else? The other was made by men who claimed that God told them, yet that which I am referring to was written by God Himself with His life. Whoever read the Gospel and did not find God, life, health, happiness, and wisdom that decodes all problems with simplicity, then in whatever they may read they will not find anything, they simply dance in the pit of death.
My brothers and sisters, people speak vaguely with confusion, they base themselves continually on medication and money, yet the Gospel of Christ heals the soul and the body. Today the world is confused and will remain this way, until man decides to take God’s Word in his hands and uses it without getting entangled with other theories. When this happens, our life will gain worth and man will become a person of God, a person filled with God’s joy, a person that will speak and it will be done. May it be, may it be, amen.
Let us look at another topic which says: You found a friend.
You found a friend means: One heart that beats the same in two bodies. In other words, if one is in danger, the other’s heart beat goes up also. If one is happy, so is the other.
A friend means: A different way of thinking but one objective, for all thoughts to be fulfilled even if they are different.
A Friend means: Two different jobs yet the money enters into one common account or even two accounts and each friend using less funds for themselves in the event that the other friend may have need and use the excess funds.
It is written in Luke 10:27: “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,’ this is the first commandment and the second which is the same as the first is to ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’ ” There are no greater commands than these.
What I said regarding having a common account is difficult yet we see that it takes flesh and bones (meaning that it is happening) today in a family, not in all but in many, because there are many who even in their own family close their doors to the happiness that the material gives, and the reason is because they are stingy, even if they don’t say so themselves, they simply show that it is good sometimes to be deprived and save for a time of need. For many, a time of need never comes, and even when sickness comes they will search to find which hospital can provide free medical care - therefore it is clear that it is either stinginess or love of money. Despite this love of money, We see a common bank account present in families today yet as I stated not all families have this common bank account because there are a few (family members) that act as a general director and use money as they please, without love, consequently they deprive even to those close to them the things that are necessary.
Once though when the light of Christ was lit up in the hearts of the first disciples, something very touching, something exceedingly transcendent had taken place. Something remarkable especially for our own times, where people are lovers of money, arrogant, proud, blasphemous, disobedient. This event, which took place is described in the Acts of the Apostles Chapter 2 verses 44 to 47:
44 Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common,
45 and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need.
46 So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart,
47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.
A friend means: One completes the other but also takes the other’s place.
A friend means: One soul, one heart, one mind.
A friend means: I disagree with your opinion but we will do what you want.
A friend means: I don’t accept anything negative about my friend.
A friend means: Where are you? I am coming!
A friend means: One says I need you and the other says, I have work to do but I will leave it behind, I am on my way!
A friend means: When one walks ahead, the other follows behind in order to cover all sides.
A friend means: I will not let anything harm you, never! We will go through it together!
A friend means: He who wakes up with you in his thoughts and calls you, but also he who goes to sleep with you in his thoughts because you have said the best good nights, we will speak in the morning!
A friend means: Love without sex.
A friend means: Something that is above everyone and everything.
It is hard to find a friend but if you find a friend you found God. The opposite is true also. If you find God, you will find a friend. If you have not found such a friend, you have not yet found God. If you have not found God, you have not found such a friend. One witnesses to the other. Christ said you are my friends, and gave his life. His disciples eventually gave their lives for their friend Jesus. Jesus said, in John 13:35, “By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” The Lord makes us all friends with one another! A family! Amen.
Let us speak of another topic. The time has come for us to understand that:
In the manner that we privatize the material and make it our own, let us privatize the fruits, the gifts, the signs and qualities of the Holy Spirit.
In other words: Let us become owners of fruits, gifts and signs of the Holy Spirit.
My brothers and sisters, we have stated it before that all people either in small or large measure have privatized (or own) a portion of matter, one person owns a house, another owns a car, another a field, another a retreat home etc. There are many material elements that we have owned or currently own in a small or large measure. But if we observe, we will see that despite the fact that we are Christian and Orthodox, we have not made our own something that exists in God’s Word, even if many have written various spiritual works, like books, speeches, songs, and many more. We have all heard about spiritual rights, if we analyze them though we will see that whatever is in relation to God’s Word, we as humans have still not made God’s commands, or God’s will our own. Neither have we made the fruits of the Holy Spirit, the signs of the Holy Spirit, the gifts of the Holy Spirit or God’s qualities our own.
Indeed as a human race we are suffering a lot. Maybe people could not understand that they can make the effort to become people of God. How do we make something that is spiritual our own, since not even a society has a law that encompasses something spiritual? Because we are not talking about papers, which we make our own, speeches, songs, various research etc. but we are speaking about the application of God’s Word in our lives until our lives can confess that we have it, in other words for our friend to confess it, for our brother and sister and even our enemy can confess it.
To have written something about God, peace, humbleness, happiness, “always rejoice”, is easy but it is not easy to put on paper what you experience, you simply have to see these elements existing in you and for others around you to see it also that you indeed own these elements. Not for you to say that you are of God but for those who are near to you and around you to confess it also. The more we experience something, the more it shows on us and God Himself blesses it.
Eventually the elements we apply within us, these will reveal us to the world as a person of God, if you say things which are not true they will lead you to betray God and your brother or neighbour as well because your neighbour believes what you say. Now if you say that - God lives within you - and you don’t show it, God and the Word loses its worth. There are many that speak of God but if you live with them a few hours you question their erratic behaviour. We in the Voice of God have understood, for you to own something that is presented by God, you have to experience it. In other words, people can see in you if you have it (good or bad) for example anger. Someone will see this in you and say you are an angry person. Or a person for example that says lies, others may see ego present in you and immediately put limits for example they say don’t say anything that may insult you because you will get angry.
Here therefore we can conclude that the good and the bad can be owned by a person if they show it in their lives and we all in small or large measure do show something. But God though what is He asking, what does He want? He wants His people, His children to have the fruits of the Holy Spirit, they are nine in number. Then for us to have the signs, there are five in all, to have the gifts, there are seven in total and then to have His characteristics or His qualities. The disciples saw all these in the Lord and this is why they they left behind whatever was of the world, they left behind what till yesterday they saw was right. Indeed the disciples wrote about Him in John 1:14: “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.” How is it possible to show all this to a world that lives with God’s words and for your heart to be far away from it! This is something that we also saw in our lives, as well as the people who worked for God’s Will. The apostle Paul in Romans 7:23 speaks of this situation which he realized that it exists within him: “But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.”
Despite all this, He continued the good struggle and after many years and continual effort, with patience and persistence on God’s Will, the same person said something very important in Galatians 2:20: it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. And everyone saw this in him.
We in the Voice of God have understood after many years, that it is useless to speak of God if you don’t live God and this is dangerous because we will fall in the trap of hypocrites, to whom God Himself unleashed all the woes. How can we make such an investment, is it possible? Our world has proven that yes, all is possible. In the Voice of God Incorruptibility we say by God’s revelation that whatever man thinks of, they can bring it into their lives as long as he believes it and then works it until he finds the way to make it happen. You first think, you than seek it, then you find it, then you live it, amen. In all of the world’s universities, since the world has evolved, they accept ideas, they consider them all worthy, and everyone says yes, this is very good, but everyone asks how it is done. Here is the problem, how can people make the fruits of the Holy Spirit their own? This is the most fundamental.
We today have been made aware and have lived situations full of happiness, with love, with peace, but they are situations. The thing is, how do we make this which is beautiful, permanent in our lives. First we must understand that God desires this a lot, and we want it also, we should also understand that God does not enter into people’s lives unless they want Him to. He is very discreet. There are however people who just want a bit of God and the reason being is that they have not understood the great worth He gives to man. Only when someone reads the Gospel of Christ does one understand. God therefore respects that which each person wants and blesses man. As much as a person wants to know God, God wants to engage with them even more.
Another aspect that many times hinders our relationship with God is that man continually doubts and mistrusts and the reason being is because man is influenced and enticed by the material element. This material element “steals the show”, and as a natural consequence he forgets God for long periods of time. Do you remember the scene in Jerry Maguire where Cuba Gooding Jr. tells Tom Cruise “show me the money”. Everybody loves money, in fact most people want it more than anything else including God and this is why Thomas says it steals the show. People dream of having it, acquiring it, spending it etc. It is only when someone is found in a difficult situation, a difficult illness, that they remember God, they remember the monasteries, they remember the Gospels, the churches the prayers, etc. However I don’t know how many of us will have a second chance at the last moment, this is why we say to prevent is better than to cure. However for anyone who understands the mistake and corrects it, the grace comes immediately and the mistake that was made leaves. Now it is not up to us to judge and say that someone sinned in a certain manner and this is why they are sick. We have all pretty much sinned the same sins, some people get sick as a result while others don’t but let’s understand that if we didn’t have God’s grace when we sinned then we would all be dead from a young age.
It can be seen that the great sin we all commit is that we don’t concern ourselves with God, in other words we don’t have a program which commits us to live in the sanctuary daily, even for a few hours every day, this is the reason for all the bad. Now though we can change this. The time has come to put God into our lives, no matter how things may be in our lives we can change them and whatever the devil put to death, God within fractions of a second can resurrect and give it life.
My brothers and sisters what is needed on a daily basis is for us to study God, in other words we work 8-10 hours, we sleep for 8 hours, there are some hours remaining, therefore let us use from these even two hours in the beginning every day to study God’s Word, every day not just once in a while. If in these two hours we find something worthy and it is sure that we will find many worthy things, then these two hours God will make 3,5,10 and in the end 24. We say that God will make them but in reality, once you see how pleasurable it will be to be with God you will want to devote all your time to him.
I believe with this reasoning we will begin to live holy and spiritually, this is the trick for us to make the fruits, the signs, the qualities, the gifts and God our own. It is written, in John 8:51, “Most assuredly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he shall never see death.” It is written that: whoever continually seeks, God also seeks. Do you know, it is a wonderful thing for God to live in us, as small or as big He may be. We will enjoy the life we are living, that was gifted to us. We therefore can have a second chance in life and for this life to be abundant in quality and quantity.
Let us remember the first people that were created by God, when did they die, when did sin grow, when did death come? It’s simple, from the time that they left the Garden, wherein they would see, live and speak with God. Therefore if we don’t have the time for God, for the Word, only then will these strange elements enter slowly-slowly into our lives and lead us to a dead end. If we return to God though, it is certain that we will ensure God and later ensure other aspects and we will take possession and make our own the fruits, the gifts, the signs, the qualities and God’s Wisdom which through the word will counsel us in our lives, it will be the symbol of God Himself in our lives. This will be perfect, it will be pleasant, it will be the best thing that can happen in our lives.
But in order for us to achieve all this, we will need to make an honest decision for dedication, for work, for repentance, for regeneration as well as a mission. We should be mindful of something very important, if we dedicate ourselves a little bit, this will not benefit us because it is written, either you are hot or cold. My brothers and sisters we should be attentive to something very important: If God speaks to you once and you don’t pay attention. He speaks to you a second time and you digress. He speaks to you a third time and you turn a dead ear, then there is no opening that exists for God to enter into your life, or my life and man remains in darkness. If you obey and I obey to God’s calling then the physical and spiritual investment is made immediately. An opening is created within us where the light, Christ’s light can shine through. And we naturally will become light, we will own the fruits, the gifts and the signs of the Holy Spirit. In the end, if someone continues to obey God and His Word in this manner he will be like the four living creatures full of eyes around and within (Revelations 4:8), eyes so transparent, clean, brilliant, full of light and life. Man will also acquire something else, God does not tell you everything from the beginning, because a spiritual life is like a building, you have to lay the foundation in order to put the roof. I will give an example:
When God called Abraham, He told him just the first step, “Get out of your country, From your family And from your father’s house (Genesis 12:1). Since Abraham listened whatever would follow would be revealed to him later. God said in Genesis 12:1, “I will show you”.
When the Lord Jesus was born, Herod wanted to kill him, God revealed to Joseph his father, the first step, to go into Egypt. Joseph had to remain there until God would reveal to him the next step. The next step was: those who wanted the child’s life have died, return back to your homeland.
God’s Word shows us that we must look to Him for the step by step, to depend and submit to Him. Always through our free will. We get a sense therefore and understand that the law of life starts off with dependence and then it becomes theio erotas - passionate love for God like the love between two lovers. Two lovers can never get enough of each other. This relationship must take place in our lives with God. In this manner we will acquire something that no person has even thought of till this day, except maybe for a few holy people who have felt God’s warmth, the value of the Word, the faith that has transformed into living faith, for you to say and for it to become - we have many such people in our dogma, in the Greek Orthodox dogma. All Christians are good, but we need to concern ourselves with God, God’s word has great value in our lives.
Let us now move onto another subject. Scientists today are working a lot on studying time. They have used fossil records to verify that the history of life on earth started about 3.8 billion years ago with the presence of single cell organisms. Humans seemed to have appeared on earth only about 200 000 years ago. Just imagine at the 200 000 year mark, 3.8 billion years where needed for the single cell organisms to have transformed so that we can become humans. Our body is put together by a string of cells. These along with the Spirit of God that we have within us, create the body which functions like a symphonic orchestra, with God Himself the conductor. God’s spirit is the maestro, the technician, that which repairs and maintains man. If God’s spirit is absent, then absent from our lives is also the maestro that conducts the symphonic orchestra and excites the audience, and as a result the music we release is like someone hitting a “clanging cymbal” - definitely not pleasant. It can be seen that without God’s spirit, our body works with sin, since it is working destructively. Whatever works with sin is like having a drunk person next to you. Things are different though when within us is God’s wisdom.
This wonderful work of God that is called person of God, has limitless powers. Christ having come to this world has taught us this, and has shown us as well. Unfortunately even though the world today has evolved, man is still governed by ignorance and with the speculations, and the supposed studies, with evolution or with the various theories that eventually destroy whatever God built ie. the human body within 40-50 years. We have to respect what God the Father has given us, it is not possible to ignore what God has built. Man is given birth to by the Word, God spoke the Word and Man was created. Also part of this creation is this great world that we see of which we do not comprehend even 1% of. Above all whatever God made we should respect and guard our body. This God calls our body the temple of the Holy Spirit, “he who defiles this temple God will destroy him” 1 Corinthians Chapter 3:17.
We need to study daily in God’s Word, the principle of the Word hides energy, the more God’s principles which contain energy are within us, the more power and energy we will have. If we don’t have God’s wisdom in our lives, then the energy, the battery will be enough for maybe two hours, it is for this reason that we cannot live, and our problems become our nature. When people meet today they brag about their problems, one says to the other I have this problem, and the other answers you should see what I have, I have this, and this and that. I believe the fullness of time is upon us to depart from the problems and we have a way: to return to God’s principles. With God in our lives, our life becomes a fairy tale.
May it be, may it be amen.