Love will find a way
My siblings, it’s good to become love. It is divine, it is real. Becoming love is the highest spiritual and educational level a person can attain. It is for this that we are called (by God), and this should be our first (and ultimate) objective in life.
When someone possesses love, it will find a way to encompass and manifest itself even towards an enemy A person who has love, always looks for people or reasons to help. Indifference on the other hand, will always find a way to justify itself so that it cannot become love. In other words, he who has apathy or no love within him will always find ways and excuses not to help.
Eternal life, the incorruptible, the glorious, the kind you can’t put in words is part of God’s righteousness which always offers. Eternal life belongs to those who have living faith, it belongs to the great mercy (great mercy is the time on earth that God has given to all people so they could perfect themselves and become more like God), it belongs to the sincere love which gravitates to every fellow man, friend and enemy. This eternal life is given by Christ, by God and it is given freely to whomever possesses the above elements. May it be, may it be amen!
If we believe that God is Holy and that we are his children, let’s become holy. If we believe that God is righteous (in other words he possesses the right way of living), let’s become righteous. If we believe that God is incorruptible life, let’s become incorruptible life. If we believe that God is love, let’s become love. If we believe God, let’s put less emphasis on words concerning God and let us begin to live God’s works so that they may adorn us from today onwards and consequently adorn the whole planet. May it be, amen.
Some examples of God’s works are not to judge, to have love for one another, to seek out how to help those that are in need. To offer help to those who not only ask for it but even to those who you feel need it. This has to be done with wisdom though, you do not want to offend those who are proud. For example: one time during thanksgiving a friend of mine knew that a neighbour did not have the money to buy a turkey. Instead of saying to her neighbour that she went out and bought a turkey for her, my friend stated that the store had a sale on turkeys and that they were offering the second turkey at such a great price that she was compelled to purchase it only to realize that she didn’t know what to do with it. So my friend asked her poor neighbour if she would do her a favor to get it of her hands. The poor neighbour happily complied. This is the social maturity we must use to help others without hurting their ego. God will enlighten us to achieve this state. Some of us already have a good portion naturally..
If we understand or feel that the world is good, that it has love, peace, wisdom, and if we understand that the world is evolving according to God’s plan then God lives within us and we live within Him. Eventually neither the world, neither our brother, neither our enemy will bother us since everything and everyone belongs to God’s plan. Whoever accepts God, accepts His plan also and as a natural consequence this person will be calmer because he will understand that everything is working for the good. May it be amen.
As a theory this sounds great but in practice we go through our days judging people or situations, getting angry over people’s words or actions, getting frustrated at people or events, getting overwhelmed and we end up asking ourselves how can this be God’s plan? Here’s a tip to help you out, you have a choice, you can choose the path of negativity where you will get all angry, frustrated, judgemental or you can turn the whole situation around and say, hmm interesting situation, “what is God trying to teach me by this?” “how is God training me to become better by experiencing this?” “how will this help me to become perfect?” Same situation which path will you chose? The anger and resentment path will have killed a couple of thousand cells in your body and affected the regrowth of new life giving cells for a couple of hours or a couple of days, the other path, where you accept everything as God trying to teach you will give you insight will make you analyze the situation differently. The positive path, will take emotion out of the equation, which almost always amplifies your reaction. Last but not least, it will bring you to a state of happiness quicker. Happiness equals better quality and higher quantity of life.
In the past I thought that ignorance of the word of God was the biggest sin. After many years of spiritual struggles and getting to know many people, I got to realize that fanaticism and also the illusion that one has in thinking they know God or that they are of God or that they are doing His will, is the worst. I wish that we may be humble people and conscious of God so that we may live God within us and around us. May it be, amen.
Wisdom is to defeat the evil part of ourselves. Lack of wisdom is for the evil to defeat us. The outcome is determined by these two paths:
1) Ignorance of the word of God (which will spell out defeat) and
2) God’s wisdom and the understanding of God’s will (this will ensure victory)
My siblings when we follow our mission which was entrusted to us by the Father - God, when we follow our own path, we will never feel that someone is not cooperating with us or that is not working along properly with us/ Neither will we feel that someone betrayed us or neglected us nor will we feel alone on our path. If we don’t have a mission, if God did not call us to have our own path, then we will enter into foreign paths which we will not know where they end. Whoever does not have a mission, does not have a path and as a result they enter into each other’s paths and lives - and then constantly crash with each other leading these people to be always tense, always tired, always hopeless and desperate, always unpredictable, always entangled in problems and always abandoned. The reason for all this is because they don’t have their own path, their own mission, their own identity and as such do not know where the path they took will lead them. Surely until God calls all of us, we will have taken many roads, since we are influenced by the system in this world and by the people that are around us, but in the end I believe we will find our way.
What Thomas is saying here is that if you do not choose a path for yourself, you will fall into someone’s path. Advertising companies are paid billions of dollars to convince you that if you don’t smoke their brand of cigarettes or drive their cars or wear their perfumes, you will not be as cool or fashionable or hip. In other words these advertising companies will choose the path for you. If they don’t succeed, other people in your environment will do it for you. Your parents might tell you what field of study you should pursue, your friends,coworkers or significant other will tell you what to do, what to achieve or with whom you should be spending time with. You should take the time to decide what you want to do and whom you want to become. This is the mission God wants you to have. One thing that will ensure your happiness though on this mission path is to have love as an objective. More specifically God’s love as embodied in Jesus Christ.
As a christian I believe that the old testament and the new testament are really God’s words. A muslim or a Jew might not agree. It does not matter. If you are born into a certain religion, read the spiritual book of that religion and accomplish in your life what the great prophets of that religion accomplished. As a christian, I chose to do what Christ did, to become the greatest essence of love and achieve eternal life. A life without physical death. Others may not like this mission. It does not matter. Choose the mission which gives you the most happiness. God did not create us to be all identical copies of one another. He established differences in each of us but He wants us all to become love. To learn how to coexist when you have different perspectives and beliefs. This is one of the great aspects of love.
My siblings let us find our mission and let us continue along on our path. If on this path we meet others then our trip will be pleasant and if we don’t find others on this path then again our trip will be even more pleasant because we will be travelling on our path freely. This is very important because the path that the Lord will have laid out for us will not be tiring, for example: when we go on a journey and get into our lane of the motorway, we will also find others who will be travelling along with us. Some will turn right, some will turn left, some will continue, some will be left on the way side either right or left and we will be able to help them, if they accept our help. As such, on this road that we have started, although we began alone, we will find many travellers and our road will always be entertaining, because even if we stop for a little, a person of God, an angel or even God himself will be waiting to relax us. Those who will be travelling alone are strong! Moreover, they will be travelling alone only for a little while, in the end there are millions of friends -siblings that will wait for us. Let us stay on our path, since it is God’s path, yet let us always watch our lane, let’s not go onto the lane on the right or left of us, stay on our own path, on our own mission. When God shows us a way, it means that it leads us somewhere. Those who have a mission, have their own path. In the end we all end up to love - to God. This is where our road will lead us, there is where God’s road ends up. If we have been travelling for years and have not ended up in love, it could be that we took the wrong road. This is why we should not make too many stops, do not turn right or left, go forward to love so we can reach sooner. On our path (of love) we will find the living, since God has opened the path of life. On our path we will find God, we will find love, we will find life. May it be amen.
My siblings, in the beginning of my spiritual life, I was chasing people and God, and I was continually asking and demanding for things from people and from God. After having spent years studying on a daily basis the word of God in my sanctuary, I came to understand and I also saw one day, that I had peace in my life. Once I realized this I questioned and wondered how that happened. Then I realized that peace came because I stopped demanding, insisting, chasing and arguing with people and with God. I saw that the reason friends, siblings, and God came into my life is because I stopped chasing them. The fact that I stopped chasing made God come into my life as well as friends and siblings. The way everything came into my life is simple. In the sanctuary, God taught me His wisdom, He then put trust in me and everything came into my life. Since I leave everything free, everything that comes into my life, I welcome it freely without setting conditions like I did in the past. Today I am happy and I thank the people, friends and siblings and God whom I praise day and night. From the time that I entered the sanctuary, I understood that God constantly gives us things even though we don’t ask for them. The reason why He does this is because we come to the realization that we need to do spiritual work, we need regeneration, repentance, we need to become truth so that all things may come and align on our path. To enter into other people’s lives without God having united us is ego. When do we enter (people’s lives)? When we try to impose or convince them to do whatever we do. When we demand of God without carrying out His will, this is also ego because God himself revealed through the Holy Spirit to the human race, seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well. (luke 12:31). This is God’s path, He is the one we should follow, amen.
Paradise my siblings, is to have in our thoughts and in our lives that which we love (our Father - God) and hell is the distance that exists between what we want and what we love (our Father-God) and our current state.
Someone may argue why should we love God. First of all “should” is a strong word. Nobody should have to do anything. The moment you impose something on someone, by telling them that they should do this, or that, you take away their freedom. God does not do this to us so neither should you do it to others. The reason why God is better than anything else is because God is love, we all know what it is to feel loved and be loved. God is happiness - not anger, God is peace not disturbance or disagreement. God is joy not sadness. Who does not prefer God? It is like being hungry and seeing a plate of delicious food laid out in front of you and you choosing not to eat.
Love towards God and to our brother is to be there when he needs you without him begging you and without you forcing God and brother to tell you that they need you. In the Old Testament, the one close to you was the one you went to for help. In the New Testament, the one close to you is the one who runs to meet your needs just like the good Samaritan. Let us all become good Samaritans. Let us make a new spiritual start, not with words but with works.
I don’t want this to be confusing though. You don’t have to jump hoops every time you see someone needing help, this will hurt you. Jesus speaks of the golden rule saying, “love your neighbour as yourself” He did not say love them more. Your needs come first. If you have satisfied your needs and you can help then do it. Your needs work in stages. Let us take an example: It is lunch time, you have a sandwich, but your friend is hungry and he does not have anything to eat, give him a bit of your sandwich. As you progress spiritually, you will see that God takes care of all his children and you will have faith that he will take care of you no matter what. As this faith increases inside you, your actions and works will reflect it. If you see your friend hungry and you are hungry, you will give him half of your sandwich not just a bite because you will have faith that God will get you more food. If you continue this spiritual progression you will reach a point where you will give your whole sandwich to your friend and it will not affect you or bother you because even Jesus eventually mastered to live without food and water for forty days. The greater the spiritual progression, the less needs you have and the more you can give of yourself and of what you have to others. It works hand in hand. The key though is to not get hurt in the process, if you feel you really need to eat the sandwich then eat most of it because if you give it away and you are hungry it will build resentment and anger which totally negate the act of giving. Like Paul says, be a cheerful giver.
Many people do not see God when He enters into their lives but they can see the difference when He leaves from their lives. So let us be aware, because today God is ever present next to us. Besides if the hour comes when we shall repent for something, then let us repent for just one reason, and that will be for us not having followed Him when He called us and that we did not take the risks necessary which would have ensured Him living forever with us, eternally with us. My siblings, if we lose God, then we will lose everything and this little life of ours will have no meaning. Yet with God, our short life will be nurtured, will develop, will become a life that will be guided by the spirit and the essence of God and in the end it will turn out to be eternal.
Man, leave behind what the others have built inside you up to today and begin a new life with Christ and His word* in order for you to build God’s vineyard within you and around you with many fruits, gifts, signs, and characteristics of the Holy Spirit, keeping in mind that these same will ensure simplicity and honesty. Simplicity and honesty are two strong attributes of a person who seeks to know God.
Man was born of God and more specifically from His logic and consequently from His Word. What this means is that the concept of man was in God’s mind in His logic and then God uttered the words and man came to be. This God said, let there be man in His image and in His likeness. Then the same God breathed into man’s nostrils the breath of life. Man was created by love, with love. He was created by our Father God who is love. Conclusion: If man does not converse continually with the Word of God and does not live in love and give love, he will not be able to live and if he lives he will always live in turmoil (the Greek word pirikafsti literally means a fire infested life). Man’s mission is to become love. May it be, may it be amen.
My siblings, a man of God is he who leaves from his house in the morning with God and keeps peace and God in general on his mind until nightfall not permitting anything from the world around him to subjugate or bother him. This he does every day, amen. When we succeed even sleep will give us life. (because God will be in our thoughts even during sleep)
Peace is Christ himself who with his coming granted it to his first disciples. Peace is not the natural pursuit of a normal logical person. It is an activity which comes through the education of a person who has given himself to God. One might argue that there are people who don’t believe in God in this world who understand and try to pursue peace but what Thomas says is that it is not the normal human instinct. Our environment over the past thousands of years has conditioned us to chose peace over war because we see the ravaging effects of war yet despite our experiences war is still rampant on this planet. Most trees in peacetime produce fruit, the same happens to a man of God when Jesus’ peace encompasses him. The man of God takes the form of God since he treats everything with peace, eventually his spiritual efforts make him a son of peace. Peace manages the heart when man makes peace with God, with his brother, with himself and with his enemy. Peace leaves God’s throne and embraces the man of God. It disperses all over the world and then it returns back to God. A circle is made. God is comprised of three people. The first is the Father. The Father is the embodiment of silence. Wherever we may travel throughout infinity we will encounter silence. The second face (or person) of God is the Word and peace. In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God John 1:1. Christ therefore takes the Father’s peace and makes it into the Word. When Christ was born, the angels chanted glory to God in the highest and on earth peace, goodwill toward men, luke 2:14. The third face (or person) of God is justice. Justice means that the man who constantly has mercy - sees no mistakes. The righteous person gives mercy all day. When a righteous man appears the sinner or the ungrateful disappear. Man’s righteousness demands things of people, God’s righteousness always offers. If we want to reach God’s throne we need to follow the three faces (persons) of God.
First we enter in silence. Silence has unimaginable significance, it is God Himself- Father. Silence gives us peace, since it stops the rivalry (or antagonism) with ourselves, with God, with people. Peace provides justice. A person who has peace shows us that he is full of spiritual maturity because he is at peace with everything, he has managed to interpret everything as God’s will, as God’s wisdom. It is a great thing to have peace! Of all the elements that can describe and are part of God, peace is the first element that should govern us, because on top of peace grows the tree of repentance, regeneration, God’s wisdom, and incorruptible - immortal life.
If we don’t have peace, schizophrenia will enter sooner or later in small or large portions into our lives, which will always create disturbances in our biological body because we will always lay blame to others. This is why we have to continue our struggles of regeneration so that Christ’s peace may grow within us. His peace, resets the brain’s functions to their original settings where God once took care of governing the man of God (Adam) before the fall. Peace therefore resets the biochemical processes of our brain in order to irrigate and grow the tree of life yet schizophrenia, agitation, anger create a shakeup in all the biochemical processes of the brain and as a natural consequence the body which is the temple of the Holy Spirit suffers. We should not ignore or devalue this body of ours.
My siblings, God’s wisdom is the one that removes sin. When sin departs from one or many people, it is there were the kingdom of God begins to establish itself and in turn gets easily passed on because it grows within us and all around our lives. God’s wisdom also develops and envelops us. His wisdom gets ingrained and implemented into our words and into our thoughts. His wisdom develops within us sincere love which projects onto and encompasses neighbour, friend and enemy. God’s wisdom nurtures and develops the tree of life within us. Wisdom is God’s councellor, and it cannot be compared to all the treasures on earth. When we have God’s wisdom, we have nothing to be afraid of. All the treasures on earth are but a handful of sand in comparison to the manifold wisdom of God and this we should study.
Just as the wrong has become a habit in our everyday lives, if we stick with God’s wisdom and we fulfill God’s will these too will become habits. As such we will not be ashamed of our hope towards God’s will, and on life itself.
Freedom is the beginning of everything. If we don’t succeed in overcoming what has tied us down for years and which has originated from this temporary and fleeting world, we will never fly. The happiness that is caused by the freedom in our lives, activates mechanisms in our bodies that grant us health, life, and God.
My siblings, let’s listen continually to the living voice of the living God. Each time it has something new to tell us so that we can be reborn. Rebirth means a mind imbued with Christ’s principles, ideals, and aspirations. Such a mind gives life to our body and activates it from a genetic level. When God’s spirit - His Word which is life giving enters into our mind, it causes our genes to vibrate to the rhythms of life. Under all circumstances, we should make our struggle for the good with patience and perseverance. With patience we will build up our souls. The one who insists (or persists) wins! He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God. Revelations 2:7
The study of God’s Word, or the daily study of the spiritual riches of the Voice of God and the works of love are not done for us to be saved. We are saved. Nobody is chasing us except the bad side of ourselves, our ignorance, our spiritual laziness - idleness. The sanctuary in which we invite everyone to enter has a purpose: for all of us to: shape our mind and character like Christ’s since the fruits, the gifts, the signs of the Holy Spirit, and the qualities of God create a mutation in our biological bodies which gives us life. Since our Father is incorruptible and immortal, his children should become the same, always moved by and driven by love in their lives.
My siblings, let us join our hands with Christ’s and amongst each other, and let us put God’s spirit into our lives. Our hands are joined with God’s hands by means of: faith, love, peace, justice, and God’s wisdom. These are the links that keep us united. God through faith becomes real in our lives. In the beginning he will live with us by faith and then later we will see him face to face. There are many spirits, but there is only one spirit of God that gives life. This is the one we should find, because this gives life. May it be, amen.
Saying that we are of God is not enough we must also have God’s spirit. We know that many spirits have entered into the world that have managed unfortunately to disrupt it, making everyone seek out the lie that was created by this worldly system instead of the truth which God creates and gives birth to. The lie is born when we cultivate within us judgement (towards others), ego, wickedness, personal interests, personal ambitions. Within truth we find love, God, peace, justice, and joy that is created by the Holy Spirit. Let us turn our gaze to God, so that we may be of God and not just simply say that we are of Him.
This universal God, who created the visible and invisible world which hosts all of Creation (not just the earth but the whole universe), is aiming for each one of us to have a different personality. God does not want all of us to be copies of each other. He wants us to be different with our own personalities and qualities. In a salad, we don’t just put oil, there could be vegetables, spices, herbs, fruits, nuts, cheeses, dressings, pasta, etc. each one imparting their own taste and texture to the whole salad which when combined make the whole greater than all the parts. When a person choses to regenerate and therefore begins judgement in his own personal life, God cuts and penetrates like a knife into his life in order to assist him. God seeks for man’s repentance so that man himself can change the function of his mind and let God create in each one of us, His mind, which makes us His sons and daughters.
With Christ in our lives we receive the strength to shake off all the spiritual parasites that entered into our lives from sin. These parasites were born out of people’s partial or total apostasy (from God) throughout the centuries. Man’s apostasy from the living God, managed to not only disrupt and disorganize man but all of Creation. One form of spiritual parasite is ignorance of God’s word. When we do not know how God or Jesus acted we are unaware of how we should act. This hinders our spirit and our body from functioning properly. Our body was designed as the perfect temple for the holy spirit. If we are not reading God’s word we are not reading our body’s manual and as such we cause it premature harm and decay. For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed (Romans 8:19) Man has to free himself of decay and corruption so that Creation can free itself from decay. Creation in this context does not just mean earth but it encompassed the whole universe with all the galaxies and universes that exist and those that do not exist at this present time. If man flees from decay (corruption) and from death then nature will flee from decay because it mimics man.
Today we have understood that we must abandon everything that we had placed first in our lives , in our logic which revolved around the material and man made systems (basically rearrange our priorities). This is not because the presence of the material or money is something wrong in our lives but to manage money without being a person regenerated in God leads to something wrong (money is the great amplifier it amplifies our good and bad qualities. When we are not Christ centered or Christ focused and we do not make an effort to study, learn and remove our bad self, money will amplify our negative characteristics. The pursuit of money will take away any of our time that could've been invested in getting to know God. This causes the death of our personal relationships with others and with ourselves because it steals our time and our time with God.
The reason why regeneration is a precondition and I would also say a prerequisite in our personal relationships and in our relationship with God is to ensure that our relationships are smooth, gentle and Christ centered. It is only through conscious regeneration that we will end up and materialize in our lives the abundant, tangible wisdom of God. Whose wisdom can be seen when someone cleans themselves - sanctification. His wisdom can be seen with regeneration which means a mind imbued by Christ’s principles and ideals. Christ does not change in regard to the stimuli of this world because nothing could cause him to fall (spiritually or physically) we see this through the incorruptibility of his biological body which has reached godliness. This godliness can be achieved in our sanctuary because hearing God’s word (and implementing it into our lives) causes a transformation (or transmutation) in our body.
For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. (1 Timothy 2:3-4). God’s love is universal, and is one which emerges like a soaring eagle above pettiness, above mistakes, above existing stereotypes, above religions, above nations, above sin, above death. God Himself is working with mankind today to develop their spiritual evolution and we see this with millions of people that are studying and joining themselves closer to God.
Christ was a fighter. He did not hesitate to fight with truth against angels, humans, enemies, friends, and brothers when they sought to dissuade him from his objective, his goal, his mission which was to do God’s will. Christ had made a complete (and final) decision on life, we should do the same also. His decision gave him the power to carry out his mission, and He is now present in our consciousness, our hearts as the Son and Word of the living God, our friend, our brother, and our God. The reason why Christ did all this is not to become lord of our consciousness but to show us the path for us to become Gods, conformant to God’s glory. This is what the Promise reveals to all humans, to become God’s heirs, joint heirs with Christ and partakers of God’s glory.
Our spiritual attitude in life with God and with our brother will play a key role in our regeneration. This is the reason why we should not permit people to turn us back to their lack of regeneration and to the foolishness of sin which is created through their ignorance. We should strive with all our strength to seek out God’s will which was breathed into us by the Holy God. We should also seek out regeneration which increases life, happiness, love, and peace in our relationships. All of this is achieved when we understand that we need to study God’s Word, because through study we will end up understanding that everything is working towards the good and pure. For many years I would question how should I study the Word, one day Thomas told me if I wanted to be like Jesus then why not spend time reading the gospels -the first four books of the new testament to see the way Jesus talked and acted. To further implant these four books in my life he also suggested that I copy them by hand, verse by verse to make sure that I understand the nuances. This is an excellent way to start for all those seeking a way to study the Word.
When Christ is alive in us then sin, corruption, death, and fear die and God takes a stand within us.
Let us avoid hypocrisy which destroys human ideals, our personality, our specific identity, and let us take a stance against stereotypes that define our world and mislead us from the truth. For us not to be hypocrites we must learn to understand and live with what is the meaning of truth, what is the meaning of Christ. If we understand this then we will create an identity, we will become people with ideals where our yes will be a yes and our no a no. A hypocrite speaks according to his own interests and is capable of anything. Let’s get out of hypocrisy. When Christ spoke all the “woes” - in the gospels, he unleashed it towards the hypocrites. God embraces and covers all of the other sins but towards hypocrisy and ego He is opposed. He does not want those elements to exist in us or around us.
When Christ lives within us and the devil visits us, he will see Christ and simply leave. Today that we have time, we can gather (within us) non perishable treasure and get to know Christ. Amen.
When the pure and good which is God is shared, it is multiplied and no one has lack of anything. The best form of confession is our lives, our mature attitude towards peace, justice, and the good that we develop within it.
Divine love is a game between God and man which creates regeneration and contributes to deification (godliness). Divine love for someone who is born again (or born from above by the spirit) can be compared to a lover’s love. In fact Greek the phrase “thay-i-okos erotas” literally translated means God’s love but more specifically the lover’s love. The love between two lovers is so powerful and consuming yet so uplifting and fulfilling at the same time. Hours pass like minutes in each other’s company, nothing else seems to matter or if it does, it is a distant second to the feeling and joy that this love brings. This is the type of love we should have with our Father. Divine love is a relationship of freedom of divine personalities who are always happy and are the reason for other people to get enticed and participate in godly events and activities and in general with all of creation.
Those whose heart is clean, see God. The god-friendly soul constantly calls out for his friend God. Divine love pervades the person who has alienated himself from all things relating to this world and the reason why is because God’s beauty and wisdom have “stolen the show” in his life. He who clings onto the Lord, will become one spirit with Him but a soul which shares itself with God’s wisdom and the wisdom of the world has not yet reached the state of experiencing divine love.
The spirits and the people who love God, love truth, love freedom, love eternal and incorruptible life and they cannot accept the slightest reduction of their incessant (and uninterrupted) love. These people are very careful of anything that they encounter or experience to avoid jeopardizing their relationship with God. Those who are governed by divine love eat God every moment and surely they will hunger again for more. Likewise those who drink of God will thirst for more. Those who thirst and hunger for God want more because God is the most beautiful and tasty food. Now drinking God and eating God is a figurative example, what we are really doing is tasting God and His presence in our lives. One presence could be joy, one could be peace etc. One could be the presence of an angel. Once we do experience these feelings or God’s presence, the feeling is so warm and beautiful that it leaves us wanting more. My siblings those who have divine love, have an important task. Those who feel divine love live in His wisdom, embody Christ’s deepest peace. Christ didn’t only have peace when he was alone on the mountain or at sea. He had peace everywhere under all circumstances and in every aspect and activity in His life. While going through the relevant efforts and struggles He was going through at the time, this peace was the basis in which He developed His mind. Those who have divine love see bad situations, tests, and temptations filled with God’s glory because a person of God understands that everything is designed and works for the pure and good. When we have divine love everything is created so that we may grow in God’s wisdom. All of these elements take place around us so that the regeneration game of mankind can be played where love grows, God’s wisdom grows and our relationship with God becomes eternal.
Christ my siblings is not the religion of one book but the revelation of God’s mystery, which culminates into the person and face of God - the Father. Christ is the embodiment, the incarnate Son and Word of the living God. Christ’s objective and goal was for God to be born into a man so that man can be born into God in order to understand the mystery behind all of creation which is the Father - God.
My siblings, let’s leave from the existing stereotypes, leave from existing man made rules and orders, leave from childish selfishness, leave from “messiahs”* who all they sacrifice are words and philosophical debates that divide us. *messiahs or middlemen as I like to call them, are self proclaimed people like priests, rabbis, Imams to whom we have given authority and they have taken the authority to proclaim God to us. Christ does not want us to have these authoritarian people in between us and Him. The only reason why these middlemen exist is because we are spiritually lazy. We are not making an effort to regenerate and to get to know God ourselves. Let’s follow Christ because He stays and continues with us till the completion of this age (the age where sin exists no more) and He is the only one that truly loves us and wants our progress, our freedom, and for us to really understand the value of our existence. The people who preach but who avoid doing God’s will, sooner or later fade, get lost and die yet those who are sincere continually study, they develop, they mature and they live with God. May it be, may it be, amen.
No matter what the circumstances in our life today, we must continue our struggle until we defeat the habits and desires that were created by the transient system (the temporary system) of this world which is based on self interests, aspirations, money, ego and wickedness. The gospel of Christ is the greatest gift that God gave to man. The Gospel of Christ is the means in which we will change our lives and the whole world. May it be amen.
The Gospel of Christ consists of God the Father’s logic. This gospel creates within us and around us the Heavenly constitution. Christ wrote and presented this gospel with his life in this world. The gospel of Christ is the heavenly constitution, it is the constitution of the world to come. It is Christ who needs to grow in our lives. With Christ in our lives we will become the happiest people in the world because we will have developed within us euphoria, well being, joy, peace, wisdom, strength, living faith, incorruptible, immortal, and eternal life.
Love towards our neighbour is to accept him as he is, granting him great mercy. In this manner, there is never division or separation between man, friend, and brother. Love towards our enemies is to justify them and their actions and to help them in their needs to the measure in which we are able to. Love towards God is to not put commas where he has put periods in other words let’s not change the way God defines love so it can fit our needs or wants. Let’s trust God and let us not doubt anything. We have love towards God when we follow Him every day without murmurings (complaints), without asking why, without judgement, without criticism, without talking back, etc. Everything that happens around us happens for a reason that in all things God works for the good of those who love him Romans 8:28.
Those who have ideals, do not change them so that they can please others, they are the same today as they will be tomorrow and forever so, no matter where they may be. Those who are enlightened always show the same face. They are alive because they are true to their own beliefs, and identity.
When we are complete (not lacking anything) we are free. When we are complete in spiritual matters, we start to do our own things. When we are complete, we listen to our hearts and not to our logic. This heart when guided by love and patience gives us all that life has to offer through Christ and the reason being is because when we get reborn or regenerate, all of Creation will rejoice and subject itself to our control.
When we have personality (personality in this circumstance is a list of God given and refined attributes that define us and differentiate us from others, for ex: we may be kind, social, giving, pleasant, funny, loving, compassionate etc). Therefore when we have personality and we are complete, we listen to our hearts no matter where it takes us. Every action that is taken completely, frees us, but when the action is taken with a half-decision or a half-heart, it always leads to conflict and the reason being is because we unnecessarily scatter our energy without having an objective. It is as if we’re at war and there is a truce being called, yet we continue to fire our weapons in the air and have exhausted all our bullets. When the truce ceases and the war resumes we see how we have wasted our supplies but it is too late. There is only one person that had and gave all his energy to carry out his mission. He is our Lord. It is written, do not take a purse or bag or sandals; and do not greet anyone on the road, luke 10:4 Although it sounds harsh not to greet anyone on the road, what Jesus was saying here is for his disciples to stay focused, keep on the path of discipleship and don’t get sidetracked by others on the road. The man of God fights until he wins, he never stops fighting and this is how he becomes the ideal man.
Since we are all people with common needs, it is easy to understand that there are many things that unite us. Those which divide us are simply man made rules or ordinances, by people who take advantage of others on issues like religion, God, politics, personal interests, devilish ego, particularities etc. It will be revealed to us when we regenerate that this pettiness and our ignorance which made us serve them have created all the problems in the world. God throughout time was just giving of Himself generously His multi faceted and diversified wisdom serves one main purpose, unity between us.
God created this thrice* great world that we see as a means of communication and communion with Him. Thrice great in this circumstance means that the trinity of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit are working together in this world. How is it possible that we with our light perception want to reject this world and seek another one which consciously no one wants to go there after all. When those who are spiritual or non-spiritual, find out that they are close to death, they run to hospitals to be healed. God was born from man (like Jesus was) and man can be born into God. This is the reason why God was born of man. The same stressed that we should follow Him and He revealed whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these. John 14:12 Why shouldn’t we want to do more? Amen.
He who loves God and his brother, does not work on developing the “I” (meaning for himself), but he yields or gives in so that space could be found for those around him. In the Voice of God we have come to understand that in our spiritual relationships with one another for “they to be one” (as Jesus speaks of in John 17:11) we need for our differences to become instruments of unity. The only way for us to unite is through our differences. What Thomas means by differences is that each and every one of us has a different way to talk with God, pray to Him, worship Him etc. In this manner each individual preserves his spiritual identity and personality. He or she is not subjected to follow someone else’s beliefs or rules. It is only when we are able to accept each and every person’s way of communicating with God that we will be able to reveal that we have truly understood the gospel of Christ, whether we have His true essence, or if we have traces of love. May it be amen.
Is it not a shame today that such a strong religion such as the christian religion cannot become a reality? Why is everyone building their own dogma, their own God and causing division amongst people, nations, and countries? The reason why it cannot become a reality is because the bible calls us to love God but also our neighbour as ourselves, which means to trust in God and share whatever we have with our neighbour. Our lack of faith unfortunately has caused the cemeteries to be larger than our cities and transferred God’s Kingdom into Heaven. How long will we live the lie? How long will we keep the focus on ‘my interests’? Is it not time for us to shift our focus to “our interests”? I believe this is God’s will, for our love to be universal and directed towards all fellow man, friend, brother or enemy, amen.
The person who has love inside himself, also has a secret code which is unknown to many. With this code not only is he able to communicate perfectly but he is also much loved even to his enemies. Love is the universal language that communicates with everyone not with words but with actions. The Lord tells us in Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. The good works that originate from love are the secret code that everyone mutually understands. Love is the universal language that can unite us and free us from all the ills created by lack of knowledge (or imperfect knowledge), ignorance, fanaticism, or self interests.
My siblings, God created man in His image and in His likeness because in creating man, He gives him the qualities, gifts, skills, talents, abilities, that will cause man to live happy as long as he studies, he cultivates (his mind) and follows God. This in fact is the purpose of Creation. The participation of the creation in the joy of the Creator. What is God? God is love as John the apostle states. Therefore since God is love, then ultimate happiness can be found in love. Since man is made in the image of God, it is not possible to find happiness in any other way but love. This is why it is the first and greatest commandment. It is the excellent path which when the apostle Paul understood it, he left everything else behind. All the other gifts, miracles, speeches are just crutches or aids to get to love. When we reach love, then we have reached God. He who loves becomes in the likeness of God, he becomes His co-creator and His co-governor.
I once dreamt that life was joyous. I woke up early and I saw that life was but a struggle. I jumped into spiritual struggle, and now I see that life with Christ can only be joyous.
Joy, life and happiness is a garment that we ordered in our early childhood years when everything was simple, innocent, and true. With time however we fattened from selfishness, from sin, to the point where we no longer fit in this garment of life, health, happiness, and joy. The lord said, whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein (luke 18:17).
The most insignificant man to God is the one who wants to look superior to other people.
In life there are matters that are serious and matters that are funny. Many face the serious matters as being funny and the funny matters they take seriously. The serious matters for me are to do God’s will which:
a. grants us eternal, incorruptible, and immortal life,
b. creates a higher spiritual level, civilization and helps us evolve.
The funny matters are everything else.
To love is a divine attribute, to be loved is something very significant. To love and to be loved is significant. To love where you are not loved is divine!
Someone told me that his child had gone out onto the balcony of their home and was looking at the children playing on the street amongst themselves. The father seeing his child look at the children said to him, “don’t look at those children, they don’t have a future”, and his child simply replied, “yes but I have lost the present.” It is good for us to live the present because the yesterday has passed and tomorrow belongs to God. The present is all the we can take advantage of. Let’s take advantage and exploit our spirit so that we may have a future.
Good fame is like the fame of a saint whom everyone wants to learn more about but few want to imitate him.
Someone was drowning in the sea and from the shore his friend was shouting, “give me your hand” but he did not respond. He did not stretch out his hand and sank down more and more towards death. It was necessary for the friend to scream out again, “here take my hand!” for him to respond and give out his hand. The one drowning did not know how to give. He only knew how to take and by this he nearly drowned. God made him into a man and he went and became someone stingy.
Many people have suffered much sorrow and misery for things that they thought would happen but never did. The devil enters into our thoughts and plays games and whoever starts conversing with him lives in misery, panic, and pain unnecessarily.
The surest way to gain our brother’s love is for us to give him our own love.
Many people talk about and boast of their many travels and that they have acquired a lot of wisdom. If this is so, we should take our cars, airplanes and or boats and make trips. The world did not evolve from those who traveled but from those who entered into silence. Like the saints who wrote spiritual masterpieces in desolate places.
My siblings, let us ask a question. How have we been taught up till present day in regards to our relationship with God and with the devil? Is it right? Has it caused us hardship without reason? What do I mean. In the beginning we were told that the devil pushed us towards sin and we were told told that God is merciful and forgiving. After we sinned, they told us that salvation for us does not exist. Since we have learned (the concept of the devil and God) in such manner we live continually in torment with ourselves, with God, with the devil and with all of Creation. I would like to tell you something new. Whoever has salvation as the final destination, does not sin before or after committing an act. He simply suffers (hopefully for a little while). Whoever has a mission simply studies, he evolves and in the end he understands what gives him life and leads him to God because he first learns to manage everything with the spirit of God and love. My siblings, he who evolves towards God, does not sin, but studies and reaches Godliness. Those who sin are those who don’t have God, who do not study, who do not evolve (spiritually), who do not make mistakes. In other words it is those who sit still and never do anything right or wrong. Time for a joke. There used to be three friends who were killed in a traffic accident. When they got to heaven, the men of God (those who judged) asked them, how many sins have you committed? One of them said, “a lot”. The men of God responded, “for you to be saved you must do a hundred pushups”. One said “I cannot do them” but in order that he may go to paradise, he did them. The men of God asked the second friend, “how many sins have you committed?” The second friend responds, “too many”. They in turn responded, “for you to be saved you must do 150 push ups”. He started to shout that he cannot do them and that they were too many but in the end he also did them so that he does not end up in hell. They asked the third, “how many sins have you committed?” He responded, “none”. They all immediately began to laugh. “It is not possible”, they said. He responded, “look at the books”. They checked the books (on his life) and they realized that he truly never committed even one sin. They were perplexed. Then they told him, proceed to heaven. As soon as he reached the door that read “to paradise”, the door closed in front of him. He turned to those that were judging him and asked them why they closed the door. They replied, “we don’t want stupid people here” they said, “Jesus gave you mercy so that you will have the time to know the good and the bad so that you may become a God yourself and you did not use it? You did not even carry out one sin so that Christ’s sacrifice can take effect in your life? This is why we should not play the holy because we are in greater danger than the sinners.
There are many sins that entertain in our lives. I cannot understand why we go and choose egoism, which causes God to turn away from us.
When we have physical or spiritual distress, the world tells us to go see a doctor. The Lord encourages us to resort to a desolate place. He said, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat. Mark 6:31 In silence we will understand why something like this distress is happening. I have come to the understanding after all these years in the sanctuary that the gospel of Christ is the only thing that can make us happy and the reason why is because it unites us with God who knows very well how to entertain us. Amen.
Nostalgia for the past is the only refuge for those who do not have a future, and we see when a person ages, he passes all his time remembering the past.
God has a plan for us why do we make our own? My siblings let us not deny what God gives us and let us not seek for what He denies us.
When a believer is not happy, this means that he does not believe the Gospel because the Gospel has a happy - joyful message. Therefore Christians should be happy people because what kind of gospel would it be if it didn’t make people happy?
Do you want to become a theologian one day and be worthy of divinity? You need to keep the holy commandments and to walk according to God’s holy commands because action is the master of theory. Only through action can the theory manifest itself or prove itself.
Evil looks in a malicious way, prudence tries to look ahead, love overlooks everything.
Just like the clouds hide the sun, so do evil thoughts obscure and destroy the mind. In order not to have them, let us enter into the sanctuary so that we may study God’s wisdom.
If people knew what loneliness was, they would never say goodbye to anyone, nor would they ever create conditions to stay alone.
Whoever simply plans to do good, remains standing at the door, but whoever loves, finds the door always open.
Three things characterize the wise:
1) Silence when others are chattering
2) Deep thinking when others are daydreaming
3) Action when others are thinking
The born-again (or regenerated) people give value to the place or situation that they are in no matter where that may be. (In other words, they do not complain, they do not bicker, they see value in every situation that they are in because they know that God is working hand in hand with them so He can help them purify themselves)
Our best friends are next to us in difficult (situations), but the perfect, invaluable friend is ourselves. Let us help him today that we have the time to regenerate through Christ’s advice (and counsel) so that he may support us when the difficult times come into our lives. Amen
The world is a clear image of the invisible divinity.
Be wise and prudent to anticipate the bad things that may happen before they happen because when they happen even fools will have realized what has happened and they will be crying. Their cries though will be of no benefit (it will be too late).
As much as a man can, this is exactly how much God wants for and from him. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required," reads Luke 12:48 King James Version.
For someone to judge if one is wise, the person judging must be wiser. Also, for someone to judge another person properly, the person judging must have lived the life of him who he is judging. He must go to the same school, have the same teachers, the same parents, be raised with the same principles in order to understand why the person he is judging does what he does. (which the one judging considers as being wrong). This is why Jesus never looks in the mind but in the heart of every person and He blesses from there. To look in the heart means that Jesus looks at intent. He looks to see why you do the actions that you do. If the actions are for good intent He blesses them, if they are for bad intent he shuns them.
The greatest investment is for us to strive to obtain a fruit of the Holy Spirit, which time cannot take away from us. Lets ask ourselves. There are nine fruits. Do we have love, peace, happiness, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, humbleness, self restraint? Do we have even one of these? Let’s ensure that we can get even one.
Sleep is death’s brother. Someone who sleeps too much does not take advantage of the time that God has given him. This is why we must strive to make the most with the time that we are given. Of course this is relative but sleeping more than eight hours per day has been proven to add no real benefit to someone’s health or well being. In fact “ Studies among adults also show that getting less or much more than seven hours of sleep a night is associated with a higher mortality rate.” Timothy Morgenthaler, M.D
Taking a holiday is a source of evil. (this is not to be confused with a work holiday. Taking a break from your spiritual efforts becomes a source of evil. For example if you decide that you will not put any spiritual effort over a certain period of time, you are just inviting evil to walk into your life. Keep in mind falling spiritually is just like falling physically. We tend to gravitate towards the bad of this world because we live in a worldly system. We must work against spiritual gravity.
Laziness tires us more than work.
When loneliness begins, love ends. When despair begins, hope ends. When ego enters, humility ends. When effort and activity stops, laziness and foolishness come. When one postpones spiritual effort or struggle even though he has received the calling, he will live death. May it not be!
He who wants to lead a non born again person, is unwise. He who wants to serve God and man through the sanctuary is wise because God wants to lead everyone to the sanctuary. God wants everyone to be taught in God’s ways and not man’s. We do not need a leader in our lives. When Christ lives within us, we will see in a strange manner that everything in our life will function like a famous symphony orchestra. (I’d like to say that everything will seem like a good coincidence).
We should not worry about problems that can be solved or about problems that cannot be solved because worrying in itself is the biggest problem.
Harmony, regeneration and God support homes but discord and indifference uproot them from their foundations,
Whatever we do for others seems to us like a lot yet whatever they do for us seems like nothing. In other words if someone gives us a hundred euros we say, take it easy it is only a hundred euros yet when we give a hundred euros we make sure that the whole world knows about it. Christ stated “ when you give to the poor, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing” Matthew 6:3 This is God’s wisdom and He accepts this and blesses it a lot!
When we are not surrounded by wise people from whom we can learn, let us learn from the ignorant and unlearned people thinking about their faults so that we do not fall in them.
Wherever an emotional, spiritual, or material fall exists, it means that pride - ego was camped there previously because the second state is foretold by the first. First comes ego and then comes the fall - humility. Whoever accepts humility, seeks repentance. Rushing to regeneration will ensure deification-godliness.
Whoever refuses to be inspected or evaluated, reveals that he has secretly somewhere inside himself the passion of pride yet someone who accepts the same inspections or evaluations is liberated from its chains. Inspect and evaluate the wise so you can become wiser, inspect and evaluate a fool and you will become a bigger fool.
The life of a christian is a continual and uninterrupted spiritual evolution, study, regeneration and repentance which leads to godliness.
Obedience gives birth to humbleness. Humbleness gives birth to discernment, discernment to clairvoyance and clairvoyance to foreseeing. All this leads to godliness.
Christ’s students have the following characteristics (or traits):
a) they are poor in spirit, which properly interpreted means that they realize they are poor in what God has abundance of.
b) they mourn waiting for the Kingdom of God,
c) they are meek (compliant to His authority)
d) they thirst and hunger for God’s righteousness, which never demands but always offers,
e) they show mercy and are pure in heart
f) they do good and they work for the good
g) they are peace makers
h) they are long suffering
i) they are happy and celebrating
j) they are the salt of the earth - light
k) they are a city on top of a mountain and their greatest and highest element is their love which encompases every neighbour, friend or enemy.
All these elements are used for the glory of God and the salvation of the world.
He who studies and prays acquires divine powers, so that with God’s wisdom and his living faith, he can easily work around all situations that may arise on a given day until his every day will not have the power to overwhelm him.
Many people have the theory, “you will not persuade me even if you persuade me”. Under these circumstances, it is not possible for man to regenerate or progress.
We have love towards God when we apply His commandments
When we don’t have Christ in our lives, we become slaves to the things that we own. We become greedy, lovers of money and we know that the root of all evil is greed. Caution is required!
God is a spirit and all those who have Him in them feel Him. Moreover, this God seeps out of them because He fills these people with sincere love which spreads out and encompases every neighbour, friend and enemy while filling them with life, happiness, euphoria, wellness, fullness, fruits, gifts, and with signs of the Holy Spirit. Surely a person like this does not go unnoticed in human societies. We need to be born again with substantial studying of God’s Word so that we may grasp and comprehend the hidden mystery which is called God and for us to play a vital role in the regeneration of the human race.
In the book of Job, Job symbolizes patience but he also symbolizes negative faith which when it exists in our lives, makes everything good disappear and bad appear. We see that he ended up saying “For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me” Job 3:25. We must therefore be cautious of what we believe in and eliminate the negative fears that exist within us which shout out that we cannot succeed. Christ said, “take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
If we want to quickly agree with God, let us serve humility. Humility is the virtue of virtues, through it we may enter in the land of the living, in God’s house. Humble is he who feels that:
a) he is selfish (egotistical),
b) he is a sinner,
c) he is wrong
d) he makes mistakes
and as a natural consequence he corrects himself in detail every day.
An egoist is he who feels that:
a) he is humble,
b) he is good
c) he is helpful
d) he is just
e) he is virtuous
but he is obnoxious, and he cannot make friends. Be aware, egoism is what makes God oppose and abhor man. May it not be! Someone will say, Shouldn’t we feel good when we do works of love? Surely yes, but this happiness should remain inside us. It will be for us an energy which will give us life, because these works will bring us and give us the strength to reach God’s throne. The result of any work that we do though will be judged by God with His presence in our lives and His words that will ensure and make certain eternal unity with God.
A humble person is never complacent. He always strives, studies, prays, confesses until he hears from God’s lips and not from his own, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ Matthew 25:21.
An egoist is capable of talking to you from two hours to two days so that he can justify himself to not apologize or say sorry. Pay attention! The best is for your yes to be yes and your no to be no.
If we look at and observe people, we see faults which cause us to fall (either emotionally or mentally in dealing with these faults, like someone who always lies, or someone who always talks about himself etc). If we look at and observe God we see perfection and we don’t fall. Therefore let’s look at God.
We must learn to emulate Christ’s life. We should enter into secret prayer so that through prayer we can develop new neurons within us which will ensure us an awareness of God, God’s wisdom, proper way of life, living faith, sincere love, humbleness and elements which will exist within us and will be revealed around us without us trying to show them. Christ’s life must become a habit in our lives. The continual effort in studying, in prayer, and putting in practice develops infinite neurons in our brain which:
a) enrich and facilitate the brain’s activities so that they may serve the body’s needs,
b) lead it to life and,
c) maintain it for ever and ever, as an exciting life which is complete with peace and God’s wisdom that will always accompany the man of God.
The more God’s life giving spirit increases in our lives, the more the material (everything around us) gets refined which transforms and also gives us life. The farther we go away from or leave from the spirit which gives life, the more our life, our body and its functions get weighed down.
One time, I asked myself: Why should one generation inherit everything? Is God being partial? Is it necessary for so many generations to have been lost? My siblings, God does not wish for anyone to get lost, let alone a generation. Simply put for generations people have not understood God, they don’t understand His love which is the cornerstone of the spiritual building and for human evolution. God through genetics, transfers the knowledge that has been acquired in one generation to the next until the generation comes that will understand Christ, love, humility,and His Holy Gospel. When this happens, the training will stop and life, evolution, and love will appear to that generation which will adopt Christ and his teachings. What do you say, will we be able to become love? Should we believe in life and work towards our regeneration? The Voice of God has taken the decision to carry out the relevant struggle, “Either with this or on this!” (this is an ancient Greek saying that was said to soldiers, it meant that either you come back with your shield - alive or you come back dead - on it.) Without God, life cannot be transformed, let alone be joyous or happy.
Our goals will be certain and our happiness indescribable when we constantly and fervently seek to become a man of God, to empty ourselves of our wants (which are generated by this transient and fleeting world) and consciously acquire God’s will. The turning away of some people from God’s spirit and the unbelief of others may hinder the establishment of God’s kingdom or our spiritual growth. The unbelief of a few or many will not alter God’s plan of salvation on a personal or general level. Moreover, generations change. God will work only with the generation that adopts love, that will believe in life so that his plan gets fulfilled.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30). Here we see someone who loves life and Christ, is meek, humble, calm, and sweet in his words, his actions and in his demeanor and people find rest with him, even if he is just a man. Wherever love is found towards life, towards Jesus, or wherever sacrifice, God’s word or good demeanor and gentleness exists, God is there also and everyone comes to it.
From a young age we imitated the world, now the time has come to imitate Christ who is the only real example that can free us and all of creation.
Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. (Second Corinthians, 3:17). If someone is defeated by some passion or by some weakness, he loses God and his freedom.
Incorruptibility exists, it is in us and around us. The excess of corruptible faith that is found in us masks the incorruptibility even when the incorruptible world is next to us.
Enthusiasm and action are the lifelines that will bring us to shore.
If we receive something from God without much effort, we forget about it quickly and we want more. Indeed we don’t appreciate it. Prayer, caution and struggle is needed to acquire virtues.
A spiritual person continually observes himself and not his fellow man.
God never gets tired of speaking to us day or night. We though, are we willing to apply what He tells us? Therefore when we ask for Him to speak to us, let’s obey and apply His word so that He may always speak to us. Let us work and not pry (into others lives). I once asked, “lord to whom do you speak to? and He said to me, “whomever is honest and ready to implement”. Amen.
A blessing is not so much as to know something about god but to have god within us.
Love is not limited, or tied down so that it may serve the aspirations of a dogma or an organization in a fanatical manner. Love is infinite and it has the power to embrace the infinite and everything that is contained within it. If Christ was a doctrine then he would have descended to earth and would exist in a doctrine. Since He has still not descended, this means that He is accepting everyone’s works despite their doctrine, church and He sees everything as good intentioned but if man has not reached love, He cannot descend because His church must be governed by love, by philadelphia.
Until we see the spring in our lives which is Christ, we will pass through a spiritual winter. Our life cannot always be sunny, clouds will come depending on how much water is needed to water the trees and depending on where the trees are growing. Everything works for the good. It is naturally better to prevent than to cure.
Somewhere it is written in the Word of God that the lord went with his disciples to a lake. There arose a squall, a large wind and the disciples were afraid. The lord though was asleep. This symbolizes that when the lord is spiritually sleeping inside us, there are large squalls that arise in our lives. When He awakens though, He gives us the powers to silence the winds just as He did when He was on the boat with His disciples. When He arose He shouted, “Peace, be still” and there was a great calm. (Mark 4:39). If we see the winds hitting the daily routine of our lives, let’s awaken Christ within us to help. May it be, amen.