joy in the holy spirit
Dearly beloved siblings in the Lord, the Lord lives. My love and my joy can not be described because God has set before us an open door which no one can shut, the door of life and the reason why is because the fullness of time has come for all of us to regenerate our lives with God. To live the life which our Holy Father, our heavenly Father has secured for us all through His Son. To live the eternal life, the incorruptible life which is given today to all those who have the capacity to understand the full wisdom of God's plan. The “man of this world” (here Thomas is referring to the person that is not spiritual and does not study God) does not understand God’s plan, unfortunately. This “man of the world” or “worldly man” does not recognize God’s plan and therefore sees it as folly. He cannot recognize it because his diabolical mind will not allow him to understand that it is God's will, filled with truth. (here Thomas seems to be a bit harsh calling the worldly man’s mind diabolical but in reality this is the case. When we grow up in an environment where we have no connection with God, we will tend to emulate the world around us and since the devil has been placed on the planet to rule this world we in turn adopt his conscious. We in the Voice of God do not see the Devil as a sinister looking goat headed beast. It is a spirit. It is a servant of God and has been placed here as a trainer for our spiritual education. To help us experience all the bad there could be so that we become perfect in understanding of what is right and wrong and from our own free will we choose to do the right. By doing so we will fulfill scripture where Moses says in Genesis where God created us in His image and in His likeness. His likeness can only happen once we experience the wrong in all its manifestations whether it is be fear, anger, lying, wickedness, jealousy, etc and consciously remove it from all lives) We today are living God's wisdom and the joy that it brings because we are actively searching to increase our understanding of this wisdom. The whole human race can do the same today through the Voice of God.
My siblings, the Son and the Word of the living God has opened before us and revealed not only the door of life but the way we can get there through the changes He can make in our daily lives by adopting His wisdom. He will steer our lives to a place where it is governed by indescribable joy. Because it is recognized that life without joy and without the particular joy of the Holy Spirit can not be a qualitative and beautiful life. My siblings, Christ’s glory has started to live within us, giving us new ways to communicate with God, with our neighbor, with our brother, with our enemy, and with all of creation by exercising in us elements of noble (without self-interest) quests for excellence, (with God’s spirit we will stop focusing only on our personal needs and start looking out for the needs of others, striving continually to improve and push forward the human race) seeking what through centuries of ignorance, sin has sucked away and vanished from human logic and that is none other than the life that Jesus, our beloved, our eternal brother and our God recommends to us. It is only through the Holy Spirit that His complete will can be achieved and it will appear when the biological body transfigures from the corruptible to the incorruptible, because God is God of the living and not of the dead.
My siblings the spirit of God alters in a qualitative and quantitative manner this life we have today.(In a qualitative manner we see that we have less fear, less anxiety, less worrying, more happiness, more love, more hope. In a quantitative manner as such that we live longer and have more productive lives).The life we have today is tedious, unpredictable, diabolical filled with many daily controversies and conflicts with ourselves and with those around us. My siblings, today we will talk about the joy of the Holy Spirit and how to ensure it in our lives. We will talk about the fruit of the Holy Spirit (joy), which is second in line after love, the daughter of love. The joy which we can secure in our lives only through the Holy Spirit. In the Word of God we will find the joy of God's Spirit in many sections of the New and the Old Testament. Today we will say a few words about this joy. Joy is the fruit of God, it is the holy fruit that with the corresponding regeneration removes misery, lying, decay (corruption), and death. All of which till now have prevailed in our lives. The reason why this joy removes these bad elements is because in studying the word of God on a daily basis, we acquire His wisdom and we synchronize our spirit with God’s spirit. As such, through the Holy Spirit, we find ways and discover (or invent) systems of salvation, regeneration, repentance ensuring this happiness in our daily lives.
Today people through society’s ignorance of God’s principles and teachings,have ensured division amongst ourselves (every one criticizes), there are conflicts, sicknesses, corruption, and death. Happiness has been suppressed while grief and problems are painted on people’s faces, overpowering their lives. The time has now come for all of us to preserve our life. Our Father-God will have us preserve this life in a qualitative and quantitative way by applying the following three principles:
a) always rejoicing,
b) praying constantly,
c) and giving thanks for everything.
And the way? Simple. God’s Word reveals that applying the concepts of always rejoicing, praying constantly, and giving thanks for all things will lead to the most effective way of coexistence for all rational beings on the planet. In order for us to succeed in always rejoicing, constantly praying, and giving thanks for all things, we must forget our own logic at all costs, the same logic that has been developed by the logic of this world. We must place ourselves one hundred percent in the hands of God and believe the Gospel of Christ and God’s logic. In order for us to live in the joy of God's eternal wisdom, to live in God’s life which was guaranteed to us by the Father - God through His Son’s sacrifice on the cross and is developing today through the Holy Ghost in the Voice of God, it is important, imperative, required, and needed that we get to get to know Christ. To make him our friend, our brother. Someone will say to me, we don’t know Christ? Surely we all know Him. We know Him as the Son of God and that He came into this world 2000 years ago. He preached the Gospel and performed miracles. We know Him as a person but He really does not occupy our everyday lives. We don’t know Him as a counselor, as a guide to our lives, as a brother. We don’t know Him as a reformer of the world, as a role model and the reason why is because we honor Him only with our words. We are far removed from His teachings and His works which today should have encompassed our lives and generally the lives of all Christians regardless of denomination. We though, in the Voice of God, want to get to know Him deeper, to have Him live in us because it is through Him that we have what is needed to overcome the bad habit that we have had in us from this transient (short lived) world. The bad habit which we have adopted and that now leads us off course. We should leave from the usual rhythm (ideology) that until yesterday was adopted as our logic. The same logic that causes us to lose our joy. In its stead we should put ourselves into God’s logic and wisdom. Let’s live according to God’s *rhythm which if we trust in it, it will increase our faith and will transform this faith from shadowy to living faith. In this context, ‘’shadowy’’ means that it is a glimpse of the real faith but not the real faith. In Hebrews 10:1 Paul states “For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things….” . Our love will become real (and similar to God’s love) and our joy will be governed by Always Rejoicing. Now this may sound a bit confusing so let’s take a little example, how happy would you be if God made His appearance in your life, you would be able to converse with Him, if you had any troubles you would ask Him for advice and He would guide you, if you had a sickness or had a loved one who was sick, He would heal them. If you needed something material but you lacked the money, you would just ask and He would get it for you or better yet He would give you the power to get it yourself. Nothing would get you down, you would be in a state of constant joy. This is the joy we will experience in our lives once we make God our focus.
*God’s rhythm, is like an energy. It encompases elements that give us life and strength to overcome any obstacle that limits our spiritual growth. Think of God’s rhythm as a clean, self healing, high octane fuel.
The miracle which the prophets and God’s people have been asking for and pursuing for centuries, will occur in our lives. Today is “the fullness of time” for all that is written and prophesied to be fulfilled. and for God’s wisdom to be functioning within us until we all become the image of the invincible God. In today’s society, we are happy when we have money, or when we hear something positive said about us, or when we hear good words spoken of us, when we have acquired a good position in society which makes others envious or when we make a purchase. The sources of happiness are specific. Even though the majority of them are not really sources of happiness. People have conceived them as sources of happiness saying: if I do this deal then I will be happy. If this person fails in the same exam that I am taking and I succeed then I will be happy. It is therefore a prefabricated happiness that we seek. A happiness that is often times based on lies since we laugh without being happy. The laughter or happiness is predicated on “if so and so happens first”. Deep down within us though bitterness and sadness hide themselves.
Within the man of God though, God’s happiness is different. It is consistent and unwavering no matter what circumstances life throws at it. This is true happiness, it is practical, spontaneous (not premeditated or conditional), and constant. It is a happiness that does not require any precondition because the only reason the man of God is happy is because God lives within him.
Happy is the person who has reached a spiritual level whereby he does not require reasons to be happy and this is because the miracle of God is present and alive in his everyday life. Many ask me, “give me a reason why I should be happy”. I have discovered them and they are simple:
1) I am not dead, and we are not dead. We are alive yet others have lost their lives for one reason or another.
2) We are logical beings, we are humans. We have been created in the image of the invisible God, and have been given the power to evolve with the proper and appropriate purpose to reach a level where we can become
a) inheritors of God
b) co-inheritors with Jesus
c) partners and partakers of His glory
These two reasons are more than enough to make us happy. It is because of these two reasons that we should wake up every morning laughing. From here onwards there are many more reasons. The most fundamental or cornerstone (and actually the most important) reason why we should be happy already exists and this is because of God’s presence in our lives. Not only do we have His presence but also the presence of our friends, our siblings (both physical and spiritual). We also have our goals, our values and our aspirations which God has given life to our lives through the holy Spirit. Even our enemies are a cause for us to rejoice because it is through them that we correct ourselves.
In fact countless reasons exist for us to be happy. If these reasons were to be written, a lot of books would be needed to fit them all in. Despite all these reasons which he have spoken of here, the man of the world does not see them or grasp them because God is missing from his life.
In the Voice of God, our happiness is based upon God’s existence which is manifested to us in many various ways. The man of God lives and experiences the miracle of creation, the miracle of regeneration. The man of God lives the life of repentance and lives the miracle of God’s wisdom. The man of God does not see things negatively, he does not scheme, he does not abort happiness. Happiness is a well within him because God’s presence is within him. His presence is in his logic, his life, and all around him. Everything is a source of happiness for him, because he is living the miracle. This miracle works through him and works around everything that occurs in his everyday life. This miracle of God’s spirit educates the man of God because he has something to learn from everything.
The Lord with His faultless spiritual example was fulfilling God’s will in happy situations (Mount Tabor where he transfigured) and in difficult situations (on the cross in Golgotha). In the presence of the hierarchs (of the synagogue), in front of Pontius Pilate and in front of everyone else, he stood tall with a beautiful spirit without pettiness but with seriousness and full of God’s wisdom. The Lord took these difficult circumstances and transformed them to blessings because He knew their solution. This demonstrates to us that every obstacle or road block that today’s person encounters as being negative, a man of God, with God’s spirit, receives it as a new spiritual lesson. (which once completed will lead to a higher spiritual level, bringing us closer to God). This does not mean that we should be asking God to bring us some problems so we can solve them. We should not be saying, God bring us problems so we can transform them into good, but when the bad does come, we must believe that with God’s power and wisdom, we will be empowered to not only overcome them but succeed. With this perspective of viewing things, all our supposed problems will become something to study and learn, blessings from God. Imagine what happiness this energy will create in our lives. If we study God’s wisdom, happiness will always be authentic. We will encounter the same problems in some way or another (in small or big doses) since we all live on the same planet. The strange thing is though that for some it is a scourging (whipping) and for others, God’s glory. I will give a simple everyday example. When children write exams to attain a higher spiritual level of understanding, they feel discomfort because they are not sure what they will face or if they can face it. When the same children have studied and they know the subject, then this obstacle becomes a game. In fact if any subject matter was given to them and they are prepared they would be able to overcome it and this becomes the reason why they have an indescribable happiness, a hope and a faith before and after the test. The same thing happens in our lives. Everyday we encounter different circumstances which frighten us. Even the thought that we may encounter a setback, terrifies us. Often times most people imagine that a certain bad will come to them and they subject themselves to such torment for something that may never come. By doing so, they live continually in a world that is programmed and designed in perpetual negativity, which quickly leads them to a dead end. The man of God though has based his life on God’s wisdom, consequently God’s miracle reverberates uninterrupted within him creating happiness. For what initially looked negative, with the proper spiritual struggle now changes and becomes positive. The word miracle means interference from God. This interference occurs when our heart bows(figurative expression meaning when we humble ourselves) and we ask for His help. If we continue our study on the works of the Gospel, the time will come when we will have conquered all our enemies, even corruption and death.
We all know that our fight is not against flesh and blood (Ephesians 6:12) ‘but against the powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world’. Our fight is not amongst each other but against the spirits that when combined with our thoughts, lead us to a dead end. Let me give you an example. Someone who is stingy, he will think twice about buying something expensive (or sometimes he might not buy anything at all) to bring to a dinner where he is invited to dine with some friends. The host of that dinner who probably went through great lengths to make sure the dinner was as good as can be sees the petty gift that the invited has brought (or maybe did not even bother to bring) and feels hurt, unappreciated, unrewarded for her time and efforts. Do you think this host will invite this person to dinner again? She may not have anything against the person but she does battle with the concept of not being appreciated, people not saying thank you etc. Unfortunately the person’s stinginess now identifies and defines him and eventually isolates him (sometimes with him not even realizing, that this is the spirit responsible for it) and leads him to a dead end where he cannot practice sharing his love, and other good qualities with those around him.
Many people don’t have a problem with their finances or in their interpersonal relationships. In spite of all that though, they are not happy, something is missing yet they don’t know what it is. The reason this happens is because the sensors in their brain are not trained for God. Their sensors have deteriorated because of their spiritual slothfulness and have not been able to receive thoughts that can protect happiness under any circumstance. Continual happiness stems from continual dialogue with God. I repeat, continual happiness stems from continual dialogue with God.
There are people whose hobby it is to search the unknown, to solve problems, just like researchers who look at problems and try to find solutions. Researchers are known to be objective, calm, cool and collected. They don’t look like they attach emotions to everything they observe. In this way Jesus was similar, we do not see him with emotion when solving humanity’s problems although we sometimes see Him weep or be serious. His weeping and seriousness did not arise from his sadness towards humanity’s problems but humanity’s lack of faith in confronting these problems. For example: Jesus’ disciples said to Him (in Matthew 14:15) “Lord there are a lot of people, send them to the villages to buy food”. The Lord responds, “They need not go away. You give them food to eat.” Was the Lord not toying with them here? Did he not know that His disciples were not able to feed five thousand people? He knew. He just wanted to see His disciples’ reactions. They immediately responded in Matthew 14:17, “We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish” (something we would also say, believing only in what we see). The Lord then says: “Bring them (the food) here to me” and He then tells the multitude to sit on the grass. All of us know what happened next, He prayed and He blessed the fish and the bread. All the people ate and the leftover food numbered twelve baskets full. On this parable I would like to mention the following story. There was a priest that was not that well educated. He was a good person though who tried to put God first in his life. Someone who was equally not as educated read to this priest this same parable about the fishes. The result was that the uneducated person reading this passage, wrongly interpreted it to the priest. The priest went to church the next day to give a sermon on Jesus’s miracle. He stated that there were five people who ate five thousand fish! One of the church goers asked him, “father didn’t these people’s stomachs pop?” The priest responded, “that was the miracle, that these five people ate five thousand fish and they didn’t explode.” I give this example so that we can laugh, because neither do we in most instances understand the meaning of God’s presence in our lives. What do I mean when I say this? A lot of people have love and even though they are well intentioned, they don’t really know what God’s will is in order that they can focus their efforts on developing God’s wisdom. Instead they misunderstand or misconstrue God’s works in error. Despite of all that, God does not see error, He does not look at the words but the intent, and this He blesses. In another situation, in another problematic setting we see again how the Lord works. They tell him, “Lord your friend Lazarus is ill.” He responds, agreeing that indeed Lazarus is sick but he will not die from this. He casually decides to stay for two more days before walking back to Lazarus (another 2 day journey by foot). Four days in all without any stress (or at least no signs of it). With Martha and Mary along with a large crowd he visits Lazarus’ tomb. What did he do there? Something that was simple to him, in regards to death, yet for us a complete mystery. What did the simple God (Jesus) say at the tomb? He didn’t have a philosophical discussion. What he said were simple words but with living faith. “Remove the rock”. He then prayed and said, “thank you father because you have heard me”. (that the Father has heard him is important). When do we know when God hears us? When we fulfill God’s will. When we carry out God’s will, our relationship with Him changes, we speak freely with Him, we are friends with Him and He is friends with us). Afterwards, since they removed the rock, He shouted “Lazarus come out” and he came. Jesus revealed in John 14:12 “whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing and they will do even greater things than these”. If we know this , why don’t we become his disciples? Jesus stated in John 20:29 “blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed”. We all belong to this “blessed” group today. It is to us that He will give the promises which he foretold. The promises that spoke about God’s relationship with man being restored and the breaking down of the wall that divided God from man and caused man to die. This is why my siblings problems exist, so we can solve them. If we find the solutions, the problems will not exist and happiness will be at the forefront of our list and in our lives. Happiness will continually be present in our lives, it will be uninterrupted. We could easily spot a happy or a sad person. Christ’s peace and living faith and not panic or aggravation will become the template to resolve all our problems from now on. Let’s go and see some of the problems in our present world. In the past, it was difficult to transport people and goods. Today it is easy. In the past, there were great distances between us, today with the means of communication and transportation, distances have become trivial. In the past, small or big sicknesses led people to death. Today many cures have been found for sicknesses. If researchers or scientists hear about a problem, regarding an infection, they run to their laboratories to find a way to beat the infection. If the world (the scientists) have the power through their research to resolve these problems, imagine what we can do or create with God’s power when His spirit comes within us. Christ Himself revealed: “the spirit is the one that gives life”. Life is beautiful and cannot be exchanged for billions. Studying God brings man happiness. For the man of God, problems become the greatest source of happiness since they give birth to repentance. This repentance brings forth salvation and completes our regeneration. The man of God finds solutions to overcome and succeed through the Holy Spirit, through prayer and through his own struggle. If he doesn’t find the solution there, he earnestly seeks it in the word of God (the bible). He is glad when the solution is found. He does not give up easily. God’s happiness is a creation which invites us to research (and understand how God works), helps us to repent (to understand what is real happiness instead of what we thought it was), helps us to regenerate (find elements in His words that give life and slow our bodily corruption) with an end result leading us to become gods ourselves.
With this way of reasoning, happiness will work and exist in our lives on a daily basis. If we don’t listen to what is revealed here (In the Voice of God) and we don’t concern ourselves daily about God, then the complaining, the lies, the ego, the wickedness, our personal interests, or illnesses will steal our happiness and misery will take its place, overcoming our whole being. We are like those in the parable that Jesus reveals in Matthew 13:18 “Listen then to what the parable of the sower means… the seed is the word of God…. The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy but since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away.” Our love and passion for God has to be continually inside us and constantly growing.
The person of God, falls in love with God and this love increases with the passage of time. A person of God does not erase the holy spirit, instead he tries to increase it. He does not dogmatize (have a fixed set of rules and belief system), something that would limit him. Instead he lets himself be free so that God may find many doors to enter into his life. In the same parable later on it states, “to many is the word of God sown but the cares of the world choke it”. We have good will and intent to carry out God’s will but many tasks and concerns of this world choke our will. If we understand apply what we are saying, what the word of God and the Voice of God are saying, then we will be like the good earth which accepted the seed (God’s wisdom) and grew into a huge tree full of wisdom, strength, and good fruit whereupon everyone finds rest. The Voice of God is making a global spiritual coming together so that everyone can regenerate.
When the disciples followed the Lord, the reformer of this world, they later tried to go out and confront real problems. In Luke 10:17 they said to Jesus, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name”.
My siblings, it is absolutely true that after the fall of man (Adam leaving paradise) and his distancing from God, the world and pretty much the logic of all its inhabitants was filled with spiritual toxins and evil waste. As a natural consequence, everything went wrong, since everyone else is at fault (no more introspection to think maybe we are at fault), since everyone looks like they are seeking to have problems in their lives, since when everyone is meeting each other, they are telling each other their problems hoping that they will be congratulated. Sadly everyone is miserable. The wrong, along with conflict and sin have filled the world with problems. A wrong way of life has overshadowed the planet, which has hidden and stolen God’s happiness.
Today though, all this is changing for each one of us. These problems were in our past because today God has made the decision to create the man of God. This is why the Voice of God exists today. Its purpose is to spiritually focus us on the workings of God and make them the centerpoint of our lives. (Thomas says that they will have to steal the show of our lives). How do we start?
1) First: In John 16:24 it states “until now, you have not asked anything in my name; ask and you shall receive, that your joy should be filled.” Here God introduces prayer. He reveals that He wants us to work with Him through prayer for anything that is on our mind. The solution He gives us though may not be
a) agreeable to what we thought it would be
b) what we may have understood it to be
c) what we wanted it to be,
but we must accept this new solution. Let us work with an example: Where does sickness come from? Surely in most circumstances it comes from wrongful living. Through sickness, God is warning us (we can also say recommending us) to change our way of life, our way of thinking. With happiness, with the word of God, with His logic and with His tangible wisdom, the healing will come. Science (which the bible calls the confirmation of the age, or the confirmation that the time is near) reveals that anger, fear, worrying, anxiety, and stress wear us down and cause psychosomatic illnesses because they affect our cellular tissue. Cell reproduction or the lack of, is dependent on how man copes with stimuli on a daily basis. Christ himself when He wanted to revive someone or cure them of their affliction would explicitly state and reveal verses like in Matthew 3:2 “repent for the kingdom of heaven has come near”. (In other words, through repentance by understanding what we have done or thought about and deciding to change it because we now know better, we will bring the kingdom of heaven to our life.)
When we follow the path of this world, in most instances it will lead us to a dead end. When we follow God’s logic, our spirituality will increase every day and our problems will leave. Stimuli become problems when we don’t know the solution. When we learn the answer through repentance, or through regeneration then problems will not exist. Let us learn to solve problems by adopting and developing Christ’s essential teachings and the regenerative teachings of the Voice of God in our life. With these two weapons in our hands we will become sons of God. If we are engaging with God and we find that our problems are increasing then we are not really following Christ (who had no problems) but we are following our own wants and fabricating God according to our own standard. It is when we have problems that our spiritual level is exposed. Oftentimes this spiritual level does not surpass a ten year old’s who through his ignorance of God’s word is scared of everything. A ten year old’s spiritual level could be someone who is much older in physical age but he still whines, complains and criticizes. Even though we are older in age, our spiritual knowledge in relation to God remains infantile because we have not really progressed. In instances that we encountered problems we pressed the brakes, we resorted to the regular tactics of getting angry, getting vindictive, getting even with he who offended us, laid the blame on others than ourselves. We did this instead of asking ourselves what does God want me to learn from this? What is good about this situation or purpose? where can I show God’s wisdom and love in this? Asking ourselves these questions instead of resorting to the typical emotions causes the spiritual growth within us.
A person who does not grow spiritually is someone who when confronted with problems, cannot solve them. He cries out so others can hear him, and have sympathy and compassion for him or even give him attention. The man of God does not develop in this manner. The man of God knows when to lose some and knows when to win some. Both winning and losing become lessons for him because through these high and lows he has learned to acquire a physical and spiritual balance.
If we rehash problems continually, we don’t leave room for happiness. Don’t expect to succeed in happiness when we preoccupy ourselves with pettiness, anger, whining, complaining, and criticism. Siblings, when we have problems we have to seek and ask for a solution to our problems. The greatest advisor for any and all of our personal problems is God’s word, Christ. Christ has all the solutions for any personal or general (worldly) problem.Christ became the solution because as it is stated in Hebrews 2:18, “for in that he himself has suffered, being tempted. He is able to aid those who are tempted”. It does not benefit us to talk about problems, it benefits us to talk about solutions. That is of course if we really want solutions. If we don’t want solutions, it means that we like problems because in someway or another is satisfies some of other wants. We can have others interested in us, taking care of us. Both elements which display our immaturity. We have to think about it, do we hold onto our problems so others may take notice of us? I will say something more progressive, more logical, more spiritual. If we are capable of not having problems, we will have others observe us even more and they will want to copy us. Besides, why do we love God? It is because we believe that he can solve our problems.
Jesus said in Matthew 11:28, “come to me all you who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light”. If we don’t want to have problems, why don’t we go close to God? Why don’t we chose Jesus’ words where He says “follow me”, if he is capable of making us in His image and His likeness? Why don’t we chose to become heirs, co-heirs and partakers of God’s glory? If all our nation had Christ in it, we would be able to surpass anything because the excess of one person would compensate for the lack in another, for example: If someone was a farmer and had an abundance of crops, his crops would serve to feed those who didn’t have anything to eat, likewise those who didn’t have anything to eat could've been tailors or mechanics who could make clothing and equipment for the farmer to wear and work with.
Often times we don’t know what to ask from God or even know what we want. We search for employment and then we spend all our time whining about how hard we are working, how tired we are and what else we can be doing instead. If we are fired from this job then we whine again. Why don’t we serve with gladness that which we wanted since it was from our own free will that we searched for this job? Why is it that when we look back and see that we have gotten what we have wanted, we still felt like we were at a dead end? Not realizing that having a job is a blessing.
Everything when taken with God’s spirit, contributes to the pure and good. For example If we decide to start a new business. If we are the ones that made the decision, why are we whining? If we don’t want it, let’s sell it and let’s try to live with less creature comforts, let’s live simple. If we want to start a family, why do we whine afterwards? Did anyone force us to start this family? For what reason do we whine all the time, when it is we that have brought these things in our life and eventually lose our happiness? Surely if we continue to live this way of life, it will lead us to a dead end.
My siblings, if we go back in time, we will see that things that exist today and we consider as absolute necessities, did not exist back then. What made these things so important? Evolution and habit made them so. If we entrust ourselves to God’s word, then we will see that we will discard many things that are not needed in our lives. God will take care of our needs with His distinct, special and unique way. I remember in the past when everyone thought that aspirin was the greatest medicine. If it didn’t exist though, we would have found something else. Today we can take drugs to put us to sleep which did not exist before. What happened to us today to cause us to need these drugs? It is simple. Progress (in its many formats like technology, science etc), marketing and advertising of the product has reached our ears through mass media. The reason why we need drugs now is because something has been created in our minds as a result of how we are living or have become in our society’s system. This system has disoriented the proper functioning of our minds and as a result our brain does not produce the proteins required for us to sleep or be happy. Our brain is not able to properly complete biological processes which coordinate our cells to produce life and allow our body to live naturally. Since a man of God is not present amongst us to put forward all that is revealed in the Voice of God, we resort to medications or other scientific advances to find a solution.
The man of God is being created by God’s decree (or commandment) within the Voice of God because each one of us is going into their respective sanctuaries* to learn and to live with the Father-God. Once our mind starts working with God and we apply patience and perseverance, our body will not hurt or get sick. Man will not face depression so that he may need anti depressants. He will not die but live eternally because within him God lives.
* sanctuary: is our private designated place where we could go study and learn about how God works. It could be a room in your house or a tree house in the forest. What it should be is a place free of disruption of any kind. Preferably quiet where your mind can process concepts and ideas about God in a state of peace. A place equipped with a desk and a comfortable chair where you could read, write, and study.
Does it not state in John 8:51 “If a man keeps my saying, he shall never taste death? Does it not state in the book Wisdom of Solomon (in the septuagint bible) 1:13 “for God made not death, neither hath he pleasure in the destruction of the living..for He created all things that they might have their being: and the generations of the world were healthful; and there is no poison of destruction, nor the kingdom of death upon the earth (for righteousness is immortal). Does it not say in John 8:32, and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free? The solution therefore for us to have a lot of happiness, a lot of health, and to have full relationships with ourselves, our neighbour, our enemy, with our brother could all be achieved if we understood all the spiritual pursuits our Father - God has urged us to follow.
He wants us to learn all the spiritual laws. He wants us to master them so that He can entrust us with powers that will make us just like Him. In the process of acquiring these powers, wisdom, and love, we will be living paradise within us and around us.
It is only with our reintegration or our re-familiarization with the basic principles of God that we will have happiness on a daily basis. Happiness is a fruit of the holy spirit and we will have to acquire this fruit.
Science is showing that happiness creates a strong immune system, it alters DNA, making it produce new cells. Happiness, silence and love are wells of life, they are the tree of life. If we really want to understand life, then we must find the obstacles that:
1) have removed these three aforementioned elements (happiness, silence, and love) from our lives, or
2) prevent us from acquiring these three elements in our lives.
and remove these obstacles from ourselves.
In the book of Genesis, it speaks of a tree that produces good and bad fruits. What is this tree? It is simple. It is everyone of us. The good fruit we produce when we have fulfilled God’s logic and the bad we produce from our diabolical egoism. If we mimic Jesus’ life then God’s presence will be great within us. But we think that Christ died. It says that He was raised. Where did he go? Just like an airplane which takes off and then lands again, likewise Jesus came down somewhere. Therefore He must be somewhere. If He receives signals that are emitted from each one of us through electromagnetic waves, and these signals are:
a) messages of love from our brains,
b) messages from the temples of sacrifice- which are our heads, because we have made conscious decisions to rid ourselves of bad habits in His name. We have sacrificed our old selves.
then He will come to visit us. Can you imagine your happiness? It will be even greater because at every minute and every moment, He will talk to us through:
a) the Holy spirit
b) the angels
c) His presence.
He will strengthen us in our struggles and our lives will be pleasant without requiring any particular reason. We will be walking and rejoicing in the fact that we are alive, we are talking, we have friends and that we are rational human beings that can evolve.
Many claim that the cell cannot live because it reproduces new cells that are like photocopies of the first one. These new cells lose their force after being reproduced so many times from the prototype. This happens in photocopiers, mind you there are photocopiers today that can print better than the originals. In our DNA, the same thing happens when the fruits of the Holy Spirit are missing and are not giving a person life. The person’s cells will reproduce but not with the same quality as the original. We come to know it as old age.
A person’s life is created psycho emotionally by how he manifests or reacts to the everyday stimuli from the world. It depends on if he adopts and accepts these stimuli or reject them. When we are not familiar with God’s principles which manifest themselves with the Holy Spirit (like love, patience, kindness etc) we are led to a road with a dead end. When God’s qualities continually surround us then our dna produce and give birth to greater new cells than the ones we had originally. This is because the feelings that are generated by the presence of God in our lives, create indescribable happiness. We can very easily dismiss this fact if we have not tried it, if we have not acquired the holy ghost, or if we have never experienced it in our lives. The Lord Himself stated “the spirit gives life”. Scientists observe and research people who have been influenced (let us also say affected) by negative information from this world. They have found that these people have misery, anger, lies and complaining as their best man.
The people chosen for the researcher’s case study are people who live and exist under adiabolical emotional world. (This may sound extreme but everyone who does not serve God as master has a diabolical master). The researchers forget that their subjects face a lot of problems. It is only natural that their observations will be incomplete. These researchers have not observed the cells of a man of God, and when I refer to the man of God, I am referring to Christ. They have not studied the cells of Elijah, or Moses, or John the theologian (John the disciple of Christ) who have followed Christ verbatim. There is one clarification I would like to make here. A man of God is not someone who introduces himself as being one. It is not even one who wears special clothing or completed certain schooling. A man of God is someone that God Himself has introduced. The Voice of God has introduced Jesus as the complete man of God. Everyone else is a photocopy who is lacking something.
Even nature reveals that trees exist whose seeds if we plant them in fertile land, will grow and become better trees than the ones they came from. A man of God does not reveal himself or introduce himself as being one especially when he brags about his problems, his pain, and the many worries in his life. God could train people but he does not punish them.
There is a difference between training and punishment. We go to the gym willingly to train and endure pain in order that we may gain muscles. It is the same with God, we willingly subscribe to his school and we study.
God gave his life as ransom for many. He gave his life so that:
1) we don’t have pain
2) we don’t have disease
3) death has no power over us
4) we don’t place others above us but as our equals, our friends
5) we can establish this kingdom in heaven but also on earth.
Τhe man of God by his mere nature has to be master of all.
If our spiritual efforts don’t bring any results, we must redo the lesson so that we may understand. Whoever thinks that God is pain, depression, sadness, has not known the real God. The Christian God is regeneration, health, incorruptible life. If these elements do not exist in our lives we are lacking understanding. If as men of God we are experiencing the same problems as the rest of the world, we are sailing away from land instead of towards it. God and His people have to become the solution to the world’s problems. This is what it means to be Christian. If we don’t become God’s people then the world will provide us with support and not God. Our happiness and our sadness will depend on what we have, who we love, who said nice things about us and not on the very things that define God.
My siblings, God is life, God is happiness. Today let’s regenerate, let’s rejoice, let’s give love, let’s give a helping hand. Today and now that we can, let’s do the good because tomorrow we won’t be able to and our sadness will be great because we didn’t enjoy ourselves enough, because we didn’t give love, because we didn’t forgive, because we didn’t recognize God’s will, and further more we didn’t do that which we wanted to do. I hope that we can conceive and understand God’s happiness, the happiness of the holy spirit and become partakers of it eternally. My siblings, our body is like a country, a nation. Each one of us is the prime minister of our country. If our prime minister - which is our brain, does not have good advisors, good thoughts, the country (our body) will be a place to avoid because it will become a garbage dump, where everyone brings all the waste that they collect and store in their lives.
Our cells are the inhabitants of this country. Let us not destroy the members of our country with frivolous thoughts which are heard around us and we accept them as great wisdom. Let us not change our body into a country with sick members. If our prime minister, our mind has good advisors, and is governed by God’s wisdom, our country will always be pretty and full of life. In 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 it states: “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? 17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy;” If the prime minister in our country is not God’s wisdom but the wisdom that destroys the land, the wicked wisdom that comes from lies, sin, and ego then the citizens of this land (which are our cells) will throw their garbage and waste everywhere and the land will be filled with bad odours, sickness, and other unforeseen conditions. May it not be!
The Voice of God, my siblings is God’s wisdom, it is the prime minister’s education. It is every prime minister’s advisor. Let us listen to it, and we will see our land, our body which is the temple of the Holy Spirit be lit with life. If the Voice of God comes to our land, our body will become a place we would like to inhabit. It will not only be fertile, clean, full of life but a living example example to the world for many nations to follow. Christ reveals that the man of God is like a city built on terms and conditions. If we want to live, we will be careful and we will change:
1) First: the way we will communicate with ourselves, with our God, with our colleagues. We will observe what we give and what we take. We will give God’s example, His wisdom, love, a good word. We will be bearers of good news and we receive whatever good our neighbour gives us.
2) Second: We will be able to determine how fast our body is corrupting by how easily we get sick. Why are we getting sick? Why is our spirit sick? We will have to change our way of thinking, since this is what is life giving and also grants us life. We will have to correct our mistake. The mistake here is that our spirit is undernourished because it is not of God’s spirit.
Imagine Christ with the flu, with fever, telling Peter give me a Depon ( a European pill equivalent to Tylenol or Advil) because I have a headache today. Was not Christ biologically the same as us? Whatever one person can do, every one else can also do if they copy him. Nobody’s body corrupts or gets sick without reason. Let’s find the reason.
3) Bodily corruption comes from complex problems that our brain cannot give a quick solution because our brain does not have sufficient knowledge to prevent negative situations. As a result each one of us develops regret and sadness (and many times other emotions also like anger, fear, etc). The solution to this problem has been found in the Voice of God (the bible, speeches, interpretations and definitions).
4) Sickness, corruption, and death can be defeated if we put God’s word and the regenerative teachings of the Voice of God in our lives on a daily basis. In this manner we will overcome and defeat corruption and death.
5) The body gets life and energy from food, but we will need self control. The mind’s energy level increases if we feed it with God’s word. Once we understand His word, we will be faced with many challenges. These challenges will help man to live eternally because through them we will be motivated to live. Studying, researching, challenging ourselves and understanding the meaning of God will make our mind and body eternal. Our mind requires a reason to live and motivation for it to work, because without this it falls into dementia (a brain disease that reduces cognitive function). The challenges and the motivation given by the word of God is nourishment for the mind.
6) God’s wisdom and the teachings of the Voice of God create a strong immune system because it causes happiness. Happiness produces endorphins and the wellness hormone, dopamine. My siblings, discard anything that steals your happiness. It is worth our while to do so because we will live forever. Through our happiness others will copy us and we will become positive poles of attraction in our society. My siblings, there exists another way of life and way of thinking, and it is the way that has been shown to us by Jesus. It is this way that we should copy from now on. May it be, may it be, amen.