GOD THE FATHER’S INFINITE-MULTIPLE-GIVING CREATES A NEW STRUCTURE OF SPIRITUAL EVOLUTION ON A GLOBAL LEVEL
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
Preserve me, God, for in you do I take refuge. 2 My soul, you have said to God, “You are my Lord. Apart from you I have no good thing.” 3 As for the saints who are in the earth, they are the excellent ones in whom is all my delight. 4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied who give gifts to another god. Their drink offerings of blood I will not offer, nor take their names on my lips.5 God assigned my portion and my cup. You made my lot secure. 6 The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places. Yes, I have a good inheritance. 7 I will bless God, who has given me counsel. Yes, my heart instructs me in the night seasons. 8 I have set God always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. 9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my tongue rejoices. My body shall also dwell in safety. 10 For you will not leave my soul in Sheol,[a] neither will you allow your holy one to see corruption. 11 You will show me the path of life. In your presence is fullness of joy. In your right hand there are pleasures forever more.
Our topic today is: Apeiro-poli-dotikotita which comes from a combination of three Greek words:
Poli: many or multiple
Dotikotita: literally translated means state of giving
In essence, Thomas states that currently we view God as a trinity where He is the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. Today this trinity is possessed only by God but in the future this trinity will be present in an infinite amount of entities (I will not just say humans because it will encompass all of creation). Hence the use of the first word apeiro or infinite. These infinite amount of entities that will possess the trinity inside them, will give of what they have to one another (hence the use of the latter 2 words in this multiple compound word. This will be the next level of spiritual development that God will give to humanity and then the rest of creation.
Apeiro-poli-dotikotita or in my best english literal translation of infinite-multiple-giving is a word that has many sides, it has three meanings, three dimensions, three states of existence, infinite, multiple, and giving and when the three words come together they smell a lot like God and we will see them later in our speech.
Let us begin with a question that I have been asked often by many people, to which dogma or faith shall I go to, to which church, to which religious organisation: where is the truth? All Christians hold in their hands, and if they don’t hold it they have within their faith the Gospel of Christ. If they study it and wish to apply it, they will have the truth, which will live within them, and from this alone, they will be flooded by God’s wisdom, with joy, peace, righteousness, fruits and gifts of the Holy Spirit and they will understand that they will be living multidimensionally, pleasantly and they will also have the truth. Thomas uses the word multidimensional to signify that this person will have multiple sources of happiness and well being. He or she will not be happy just because they have money or that they have a good friend but there will be a number of things bringing them joy, happiness, peace, etc.
Actually, all that I have just mentioned can be brought into people’s lives by the Gospel of Christ. Only the applied Gospel can bring balance to our soul and our body. The Gospel itself holds the balance of life, it alone grants it the wisdom so that the man who devotes his time knows how to secure and privatize (or make his own) the fruits of the Holy Spirit, the gifts and the powers his or her own. All the rest that the world has like, health, joy, wisdom, strength, love, peace, justice, etc. have not been given to man because he is still not serving the Gospel.
On the first question, to which doctrine or faith to go to, to which church, the answer I have is for everyone to go to the doctrine or faith that they belong to. No matter how much phariseeism or hypocrisy exists in that doctrine. You and I should listen to other people, to God’s words and not do that which is hypocritical. Within every doctrine there are people who truly serve God. Therefore let everyone go to the doctrine they grew up in but let them learn to respect one another’s doctrine, to respect whatever pure diversity or otherness exists without judging it, especially we who live in Greece who call ourselves Christian and on top of that Orthodox. Here Thomas pokes at the nuance of the word Orthodox that consists of two words, Orthio which means straight and doxa which means glory. Implying that the Greek religion is the straight path and the others have gone astray. Because Orthodox Christian means straight, true, real glory, which is manifested by people who have love for Christ, unity among themselves, gift of offering, respecting of others independent of doctrine, religion or nation, forgiving, embracing, give mercy, are peaceful, happy and much more.
If now an Orthodox Christian is not all that, but focuses on power, selfishness, anger, distaste towards others, judgement, bad mouthing and boasting that he is an Orthodox Christian and there is no other like him, then he has no relationship with God, let alone the wisdom of the Word of God, especially if he judges. For whoever judges will always fall away from God’s will. It is God's command when it says "Do not judge, that you may not be judged. For with which judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged, and with which measure ye shall be counted against you.” Or how will you tell your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye;’ and behold, the beam is in your own eye?
Actually that which will play a role in people’s lives that want to be called people of God or Orthodox Christians, or Catholics, is not the dogma and this we see. Whether you are a Christian, or a Catholic or an idolater or a monotheistic or whatever you are, the title you give yourself does not prove anything to God, to yourself, to the world, or to the Creation. The Jews also believed in God yet when God sent his Son, people’s interests crucified him.
Therefore whatever dogma you were baptized in or belong to does not play a role. The role is played out when your dogma represents the Gospel of Christ which has to be applied amongst those of the same dogma or religion so that it can become an example for others. And second, that which is important is to what degree you apply the Gospel. When the Lord came to earth He said, in Matthew 15:8 and 9, “This people draw near to me with their mouth, and honor me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. They worship me in vain, teaching as Torah the decrees of human beings.”
This unfortunately happens with all Christians regardless of dogma, except for a few that live according to Christ’s will. Now the reason why the Gospel of Christ does not gain any significance in Christian lives is because everyone lies, everyone is a fanatic with their religion, or their dogma, or their nation. Everyone bases their lives on money, on medication, everyone is a miser or stingy, everyone more or less judges. Unfortunately God does not live in Christian hearts, but in heaven, and in the majority of Christians instead of finding Christ within them we find self-love, ego, wickedness, and sin.
Under these conditions, let us understand that it is written in John 9:31 We know that God doesn’t listen to sinners, but if anyone is a worshiper of God, and does his will, he listens to him. A Christian, according to the Word of God, is the one who continually tries to unite with the living God, having God’s wisdom as a guide. This wisdom calls for man to repent. It is written in Matthew 10:37, He who seeks his life will lose it; and he who loses his life for my sake will find it. So someone who gets stuck in one form of belief or is fanatical, will not be able to find God.
For you and I and all of us to be of God, you, and I and all of us need to study God’s Wisdom and for you and I and all of us to apply it. Today, many may say that they are Christian or whatever else yet they don’t know the Gospel and as a natural consequence, the commands that God revealed to us, we do not emphasize and put as a priority in our everyday lives. This is dangerous. Unfortunately today our world does not speak of God, it just speaks of money and interests. The dogma, or religion by themselves will not play an important role in our relationship with God if we do not go into the deep understanding of God’s Word. Therefore it is not important to which dogma or religion or organisation we go to if we don’t want to put in our lives the basics that are spoken of in the New Testament, since all Christian dogmas are founded on it. Therefore to the question of which dogma you should go to, where is the truth, which dogma or which church has it, the answer is: if you or I do not have the appetite or the willingness to read and apply the Gospel of Christ, nothing is of benefit.
As well let us observe something really important which is that people are hidden behind every dogma. Here then I answer: Let no one go anywhere, to anyone who threatens you, who tells you that you have to do this or that, who dogmatizes you (in other words makes you see things in only one way), who makes you fanatical, who has power over you, who presents themselves as a chosen one, or a prophet, or a representative of God, who inspects everything and wants to reveal to you everything as sin. If therefore someone attends a certain dogma (whichever dogma) and these people with the aforementioned characteristics are present, then change your spiritual leader or if you don’t want a spiritual leader then take the Gospel of Christ in your hands so that you can become one.
Also, let us not go to people that want to cut you away from society, so that you don’t have any communication with anyone except for he who acts as if he represents God. If someone wants to dedicate themselves, let him do it because he wills it from his own will and fruition and not because someone told him to. As well, do not go to anyone who continually judges everyone else except for himself. Simple things, let us all go - if we understand this - simply to God, who frees you, to God’s word which we will encounter in silence, in our sanctuary because therein is hidden something very important.
Here Thomas warns of cults or cult like leaders. Their secret weapon is to isolate you from other people, from other thought so that all that you hear comes from them. I believe Joseph Goebbels, the chief propaganda producer working with Hitler has been considered to have coined the phrase, "If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth. If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it." Thomas warns not to fall in this trap. Not to just listen to one person. Form your own opinion. Read the bible, spend time in your sanctuary, listen to Jews, listen to Muslims, listen to Protestants and Catholics. Form your own opinion by asking yourself a simple question which will act as your compass. What is better? Is it better to have disease or no disease? Is it better to die or not to die? Is it better to be angry or not to be angry? Just like a parent that wants their children to have the best, God wants us to have the best. He allows misery and negativity to exist so that you can chose what is better. Eventually God would like you to chose Him as well as eternal life and become a participant in His Kingdom.
Wherever we go without God’s calling and without our decision of becoming His children, will not be of any benefit in our lives. Let us therefore chose to go to our sanctuary, to go to silence and in it study God’s Word, the regenerative teachings of the Voice of God and whatever is pure and good which increases your love to God, to brother, to friend and even to enemy. Today we all know how to read and write, therefore we do not need to go to people who want to exercise power over us because they will cause us to die before our time. A lot of caution is required as to where we go because people’s lives get destroyed when following people who they believe are exceptional, special and emphasize fanaticism on their beliefs, which they present as being the only thing that is right….
My brothers and sisters, let us not become leaders to our fellow man, and let no one become a leader in our lives. The only thing that is permitted between us is free dialogue, with peace, kindness and pure intentions and let us not impose onto others that we have the truth, because no one has the complete truth, we all have a part of it. Truth for everyone is relative and the reason why we don’t have, we don’t know or we don’t apply truth can be seen daily since we have a living God who calls us to live and we prefer sin which kills us. We all die. Those who manage to incorrupt their corruptible nature and live in humility, they and only they will have a large part of Christ’s truth in their lives because they will live as God lives. Let us also understand that amongst us no matter what spiritual level that we reach or acquire, the only title that we should reveal is to befriend and have spiritual love between us which makes us siblings so that philadelphia gets created in our relationships. No one will exercise power over another. Everyone will be friends because God does the same. Even if someone lived for a hundred years, God would never go to someone to make him feel guilty, to have power over him, manipulate or to enlist him in a dogma or some organisation. All of these are engineered by people who aim for their own interests, invoking God.
If someone asks for God and God comes through the Holy Spirit, He will come with respect, with love, with compassion, with peace and will always embrace the person who seeks for God. Indeed God, to whomever sees Him, He embraces through the Holy Spirit and blesses him, with His Wisdom. The greatness of God still lies in the fact that even though a person does not consciously seek Him (herein lies the greatness, since we all go through this stage sometime in our life), God discreetly embraces him also, with people that He sends to help that individual. It is written in Matthew 5:45: "He lets the rain fall on people who do right and on people who do wrong." Let us learn this.
Another aspect that we need to be cautious of in our lives is when we meet people who are also making a spiritual effort and oftentimes have different perspectives of which they are well informed on therefore holding on to their opinion (or are dogmatic) and if someone who is of considerable stature in an organisation does not agree with them, they are immediately called heretics, and they are thrown out of their synagogue (or organisation).
Let us understand that an intelligent spiritual researcher does not dogmatize (or confine) God. Let us never dogmatize God as he is not dogma but love. Dogmas to me hide many spiritual traps and many times when they fall in the hands of those who do not fear God, then they are made into interests, ambitions, mischiefs, egoisms, rivalries. If dogmas actually served Christ, their investment either in the material or in the spiritual would have served for the good of mankind.
In contrast to today where every dogma or every church is not close to every family, families today lack a person of God, although religion and dogma exist. Here it clearly shows that we have all become spiritual offices and not spiritual people. By spiritual offices, Thomas means that a priest or a rabbi or an Imam get their title and a label on their office door and this new title gives them a sense of entitlement where it should be the opposite. These leaders should be servants of their flock. Providing for their spiritual and material needs and not sitting in their office expecting to be worshipped. One time a priest called Thomas and he started to criticize Thomas’s spiritual father. Thomas replied to him by telling the priest that his spiritual father was loved and followed by all those who got to meet and know him. He asked the priest that was criticizing to take off his priest clothes and put on plain clothes and give away his title as a priest in the church and see how many people would come to love and follow him. The priest stopped talking. In another instance Thomas encountered a priest at the market square and the priest asked him where he had been as he had not come to church for a while. Thomas replied, I have been coming to the church for the past 10 years, when was the last time you came to my house?
The Orthodox theology of our fathers is certainly not dogmatic, but very divine, filled with love, it contains wisdom that actually flows from the Gospel of Christ, but each church that dogmatizes or is fanatical about its precepts cannot apply its teachings to the people, there are of course exceptions. Although our dogma is based on the fathers, there is no dogma for God and for the man of God, since God and the man of God abide by the commandments which are: love to God, love to neighbor as himself, and love to one’s enemy. God’s dogma is written in Matthew 5:44-45: But I tell you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who mistreat you and persecute you,45 that you may be children of your Father who is in heaven."
No matter how many books are written dogmatically about God, they will always miss the point, simply because we know so little about God and this is why you cannot dogmatize or confine God, you will miss the point. We have the Jews for example who dogmatized God and as a result when God’s son Jesus came to bring them closer to the Father, they shunned him. It turns out that whoever is being dogmatic or fanatical does evil to himself but also to those around him.
Secondly let us be cautious of something else, when there are spiritual people in our lives that terrorize us, especially today when it has become fashionable for every once in a while everyone prophesizes, speaking of wars, famines, catastrophes, etc., which never happen. It is not anything special or exceptional to prophesize of destruction, there are so many interests that exist amongst nations and people. Everyday we are living an undeclared war with millions of victims, who are in hospitals, on drugs or medication. Everywhere there is a war between religions, a war between political parties, a war between families, a war between brothers and sisters. The world being what it is, it is natural for a lot of bad to happen, but the miracle is that although we are far from God, this world is still balanced.
Another thing we should be aware of is that there are many who come across as being very wise, or prophets, they speak of missions that only they have and they want you to listen to them. I am pleading for us not to make mistakes continually. If someone comes along to say that they are of God, indeed he is prophesizing that God told him, for example that there will be a war on the 19th of the month, or during the summer that is approaching, and you hear this and fear grips you and you rush to buy food and supplies to save yourself yet the time passes and the 19th of the month comes and summer comes and there is no war, or whatever else that was prophecized, then you should no longer have any communication with this person.
Because this individual is in spiritual confusion and because he or she spiritually seduces you, they may draw you in the fall with them. Let me expand on what Thomas is saying here, there are people who are well versed in the bible and on worldly matters, and have the gift of the gab as we call it, just a pleasant way of structuring and intonating their sentences and spicing their language with the perfect words. They seduce people with the way they talk and with their insight yet love for God exists only on their lips. Meaning if you get to know them on a personal level their lives are nowhere close to the kind of life that Jesus led. Thomas says be wary of these people as they will spiritually seduce and lead you away from who Jesus really is even if this means that you will no longer have them as a friend or will be cast out from their church or organisation. Thomas puts it more simply, he states to go away from those who prophesize and their prophecies do not take place and do not be afraid to be alone. As well let us not forget that those who told us lies on spiritual matters, (because some people dedicate their lives to these people and they believe them) or prophesized about aspects that never came to fruition, go far away. Let us understand that a person of God does not make you change your life, nor does he seek to destroy it. A person of God entrusts you in God, he loves you, he advises you if you ask for advice, without being dogmatic with his words or aspects about your life. A person of God teaches you to see God from above, so that you can have a whole Godly view from all perspectives and not just one, his own. In a few words and I have said it before, a person of God is rest, is pleasure, is a source of life, it is baklava (a famous Greek desert).
Now I turn back to the previous topic about all those who told us spiritual lies. Those who tolerate their lies in spiritual matters, in prophecies that are not fulfilled, or promises that they have made and carried out regardless of nation, doctrine, or church organization, and continue to do so. If you continue to frequent these people despite these lies and do not want to change your life, you will simply self-destruct. Aristophanes - who was a Greek playwright would say: He who has destroyed you spiritually or financially has no right to save you again, or want to do you good, or is concerned about your life, or for your soul, or for your family. If you believe this then you are worthy of your fate and the disappointment or disillusion will overshadow all your life and all your family. I say all this because many brothers and sisters ask, where is it good to go, where should I go, to which church, should we do this or that? Let us not be fanatical, or become dogmatic, let us not judge and let us not think we are better.
My brothers and sisters, since the great high priest Christ came, no other envoys, prophets, or gods, are needed, we should pay attention to this. To be free, you must be freed from all and from everyone. We should only have friends and become friends with everyone. Do not hold other people in high regard or allow them to put you on a high horse. The power that God may have given us at some point in our lives, let us handle it with love, not like thieves and bandits, because the Lord when he came, he said to those who were before him in John 10:8, All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep didn’t listen to them. I hope when the Lord comes to earth again, he does not say, "Go away from me, you workers of iniquity," which means all those whose works are derived from sin. Let us not become flatterers and let not you and I make or designate people of God. We are all friends with one leader, Christ. There are many who state that God put them where they are and as such they take advantage of situations or people’s ignorance. God has no need to put anyone as a leader in your life, because God has already solved this issue in Matthew 23:8: But don’t you be called ‘Rabbi,’ for one is your teacher, the Christ, and all of you are brothers. Attention is required.
Beforehand I mentioned not to dogmatize or judge our fellow men who do not want to obey us, our doctrine or dogma, as well not to make them our fellow men, our brothers or sisters or our friends to see God as we see Him. God has many ways to regenerate man, moreover, God sees the heart and not a person’s name or dogma. The thief on the cross did not have a dogma and yet the Lord told him “today you will be with me”.
Here I will bring an example from a spiritual elder for us to see how much wisdom and love God, our Godly Father works with. So that we may acquire the same spirit. There are those who are fanatics about their dogma, or talk highly about their spiritual elders or about love yet no one wants to live by the love that is expressed in all those teachings. Let us listen to this story for our benefit. I read it somewhere and it is a nice example of freedom and God. I have said this example before but good lessons should be repeated. They are like good food or a good dessert that one seeks for.
There was once a great spiritual person - a hermit for many years - who was called Moses. One day while on a walk, he met a shepherd. He spent the day with him and even helped him in milking his ewes. When they finished, he saw the shepherd placing the best milk in the best bowl that he had and the shepherd laid it against a flat stone a little ways from where he lived. Moses being surprised asked him why he did that. The shepherd answered, “I always take the best, the first milk I extract and I offer it to God”. At this juncture even though we say that we are Christians, this act of the shepherd’s love we don’t understand it when we see it in our fellow man. In other words even though we like the shepherd’s gesture, if this happened in our lives and someone told us that someone is doing something good for God, we would respond by saying, do they go to church, do they go to confession? Although the shepherd’s story is pleasant to our ears, instead of us simplifying our lives, we continue the difficult path to god which we are on and do not choose the path of simplicity because we dogmatize and fanaticize our life. Moses who was spiritually more mature than the shepherd, asked with simplicity, “and does God drink the milk?” “oh yes, he drinks all of it, he likes it” the shepherd answered. Look at his simplicity! Moses then felt the need to enlighten and explain to the shepherd that God is a spirit, He does not drink milk. The shepherd though was sure that God drank milk and insisted. Here again we see that the shepherd did not even fathom to believe that someone else drank the milk. Here we see the shepherd’s purity, simplicity, God! A strong discussion between them ensued finally ending with Moses' suggestion to the shepherd on hiding behind the shrubs and watching if God really goes and drinks the milk. Then Moses retired to the desert to pray. Indeed, the shepherd hid in the shrubs, night fell and after a while he sees a small fox come from the desert, go to the milk and drink it all.
In the morning Moses returned from the desert and found the shepherd devastated and miserable. What happened?" He asked. The shepherd sadly responded, "You were right, God is spirit and He does not need my own milk." Moses, surprised, said, "But you must be happy, now you know more about God than you knew before." "Yes, I know more but the only thing I could do to show my love to God was to give him the best milk and this is no longer the case, I lost it," the shepherd replied.
Moses understood the meaning of all this. So he returned to the desert and prayed earnestly. At night, God spoke to him in a vision. "Moses you made a mistake. Yes, it is true that I am a spirit, but I was very pleased with the milk offered to me by the shepherd as an expression of his love, and because I do not need milk, I shared this offering with the little fox who loves milk. "
With this story in mind, I want to say the following: Many people who take interest and concern themselves with God, instead of accepting the call they have received and begin their struggle, read the bible once or twice or even many times and consider themselves as God’s chosen ones, influenced by their ego these people enter violently into other people’s lives, supposedly to change it for the better, supposedly to “save them”. This is evil ego and brings forward no results. God has many distinct and different ways to call us. Once we are called, He wants our works and our actions to call others instead of us preaching it to them, so that our fellow men come from their own free will to meet us, that is, if we have the same mission.
Spiritual development or regeneration is something that only God defines and gives to man and not man by himself, whoever this person may be. In other words, only God decides who gets to spiritually evolve or regenerate. He has the ultimate word. It is written in James 1:17, Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights. Therefore we will not enter into other people’s lives violently. Besides whatever spiritual gift or quality someone may have, no matter how good it is, it is not for all. God gave a special and or particular form of wisdom to each person, people or nation so that everyone has need of each other. Thomas has mentioned this before. Have you not noticed that each country or nation in the world has its own gift? Italy has pasta, espresso, ferraris and lamborghinis, Germany has sauerkraut, beer, mercedes, vw, bmw and audi, Japan has honda, sushi, karate and bonsai trees, Tunisia has tuna, tomatoes, and olive oil etc. Saudi Arabia has petroleum and natural gas. Every nation has some good gift but they do not excel in everything and this is because God wants each country to be interdependent and people working together.
Let us each become God’s great, spiritual department store, a great perfumery, and God will surely give us life and advertise us. The world my brothers and sisters, builds great construction projects and many run to admire them. Let us make spiritual projects within us so that when people come near us we will be able to get them to know God, not of the Scripture (that is, of the philosophical words and dry knowledge or knowledge without feeling) but of the God that the New Testament built in us is now presented by our lives. With simplicity, purity, sanctification, and God’s wisdom which is fascinating.
My brothers and sisters, the application of the Christian way of life is something extremely admirable, wonderful and amazing in our every day because it does not just promise an incorruptible and eternal life that belongs to a future generation but the present life as a pleasing and beautiful life. In other words, in applying this Christian life, we don’t have to hope and pray for a future life of greatness, we will see the fruits and benefits of a Christian life almost immediately. God’s wisdom creates a great deal of interest with many inquiries in many fields leading to spiritual and physical discoveries. The result of all this and much more, is the creation within us of a spiritual beauty which we can make a happy reality in our lives. There are people that have found a way to live well, they don’t grumble, they are people who have happiness within them, who give glory to God, and they don’t say this because they have a lot of money, no they are just getting by but they have within them a great spiritual nobility, godly nobility. Not all people are grouches, there are people that research problems and find solutions, thus creating happiness for themselves and to their fellow men around them.
The Lord through His word, gives us the opportunity to engage in many spiritual researches as well as spiritual discoveries. The Lord gives the way through the Gospel but also gives the powers that we need. We, brothers and sisters are called to make the sincere, and conscious effort. The conscious effort that God inspired in us is governed by God’s wisdom, which is as follows:
To study God’s word on a daily basis. If we study God’s Word on a daily basis, it has something new to tell us, if someone reads it a thousand times on the a thousandth and one it will have something new which is life giving, which frees, which gives you energy, which makes you happy. I have said it before, let’s play with God’s words, they contain energy which we need, we are all offspring of the Word, children of the Word. The Word is our milk, is our food, is everything. Since the Word is life giving, which means that it gives birth to life from nothing and then gives it life until it makes it incorruptible, immortal, eternal.
My brothers and sisters we need to be studying God’s wisdom daily, and then be careful of what we say. It is good to say that which is essential and necessary for us to say. Let us not convey stupidity, what one said or what someone did. Why do you care? There is only one instance in which we should concern ourselves of others and this is if you don’t have a life of your own, and as a natural consequence you seek to fill your life with other people’s lives. If we don’t have lives then yes look, concern yourself and repeat what others say. Unfortunately we have become party horns of the system. We, who want to be called children of God, let us say that which is essential and let us say it with love. Let us understand that what we say is the truth and because truth is relative let us be cautious not to fall in the trap that Moses whom I spoke of before, fell in regarding the fox and the shepherd.
If we feel that what we say will not be of benefit, let us abstain from saying it. There are many who continually go to someone else’s house and dump on them all the bad, they speak of all the bad news and even though someone may be sitting at peace in his home, when they open the door to such a person, then they will be demonized and the headache will start. Here Thomas uses the word demonized lightly. It is not meant to conjure images of ghastly horned monsters with long black tails but more of a negative energy that fills you and causes duress in your body and spirit. Not all people have the spiritual level that they can properly process whatever they hear. We should be cautious in speaking positively and always through God’s Word. We have friends that do not want to concern themselves with what we are doing, we will love them, but we will be cautious not to be filled with demons. If someone insists on stressing you and using you as a garbage can, tell them not to come back, so that you can protect your peace, your happiness, your God. These are small but significant tidbits of knowledge that I have learned in my many years translating Thoma’s works. I got a real understanding of how words carry with them energy both good and bad and can be a source of great happiness as well as great sadness. The words with happiness keep them close to your heart and they will shield you from negativity. The longer you immerse yourself in happiness, the harder it is for sadness to creep in. I was once listening to an Anthony Robbins motivational speech whereupon he asks members of the audience to define what happiness means to them. One successful looking individual said that he needs to be at 5% body fat, making over $2 million a year and have a wife and kids that will completely respect him and agree with him. The audience went silent, my first thought was buddy your standards are way too high. Another individual was asked the same question and they responded by saying that every day that they get up and they are alive is a good day. Who has a better chance of being happy? Now Anthony Robbins goes on to say that he doesn’t want everyone to lower their goals where they are happy with nothing but make your conditions for happiness to be easily met so that you stay happier longer. Thomas brings it to another level stating that you should eliminate people in your lives that are sources of bad energy and guard your mind and body from the negative energy that their words bring along.
God always works in a mysterious and personal level. What He does for you, He might not necessarily do for others and vice versa. Let us follow our own road, God did not put us here to save anyone, if someone needs help let us help them. Our help is to introduce them to God. If they don’t want God who has shaped and created our lives then we will avoid him. Everyone on their road, God knows. We will never say anything bad about this friend of ours, this brother, nor will we judge. We will leave him in God’s hands and if God wills it then He will find a way to call him and free him and also unite us with him.
Let us avoid babbling and gossip. Most of the time our babbling comes from our pride, from which we imagine that we know a lot and that satisfies and defends our opinion. This though creates pressure because we pressure ourselves to pressure others in following us, through our continual repetition. Unfortunately we want to print our opinion in other people’s hearts so that we can be their teacher as if they needed to learn from us. We demonstrate the same pride when we teach without them asking us first. There are many who despite having no relationship with others, designate themselves as God’s chosen ones. We have to understand that God must lead the way in our struggles. He Himself stated, in Hebrews 10:16, ‘I will put my laws on their heart,’ and as a result everyone will be taught by God and not by man. When we become teachers to men, we serve things that are likened by people, but if God leads the way then God appears to us and to others. Let us believe not us but only God can regenerate or lead people to salvation. But you will tell me, should we not talk? Yes we should talk but always with love without fanaticism or ego. Whatever is built on ego will be lost sooner or later. But whatever truth is built on Christ’s truth, is built on a rock, this rock is meant to last forever and whatever scandals, tribulations or adversities come they will be easily overcome. Let us never remove God’s omnipotence - which is to say his complete and supreme power. Whenever we doubt let us pray more so our faith can grow.
James the apostle in order to show how difficult it is for someone not to sin in the words that they speak, (indeed to me this is a characteristic of a perfect person) look what he says in James 3:2. “If anyone doesn’t stumble in word, the same is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body also.” Because if the tongue starts at any moment to speak, it runs like an unbridled horse and it not only speaks the good and that which must be said but also the bad and this is why it is called by the Apostle as the restless evil, full of deadly poison. In James 3:8. And indeed according to Solomon who said that with many words you cannot avoid sin in Proverbs 10:19, Sin is not ended by multiplying words. In general anyone who talks a lot acting like they know everything, shows that they are indeed foolish. It states in Ecclesiastes 10:14, and fools multiply words.
In the book of James we see the following references:
1.Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.
2 We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check.
3 When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal.
4 Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go.
5 Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.
6 The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.
7 All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind,
8 but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.
9 With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness.
10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be.
11 Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring?
12 My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.
Two Kinds of Wisdom
13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.
14 But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth.
15 Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic.
16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.
17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving,considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.
18 Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.
With all these words, a person of God becomes humble but when you forget the Gospel of Christ, or you mock or snub God’s words, then you forget God’s Wisdom and you become foolish, dumb egotistical, wicked, a trader of what is wrong. My brothers and sisters let us be cautious of all types of words that we allow ourselves to accept from others. If there is danger of being affected let us be more cautious and selective in our friendships and in our relationships with the people in our social or work environment.
One day I was invited to my brother’s book signing event. It was nice, they spoke highly of my brother and they presented his literary and poetic works, everything was very pleasant and in the end they played a film that showed the history of Greece through my brother’s eyes. Even though everything was nice to me, I started not liking the video that I was watching despite the fact that everything in the film was true and a depiction of historical events. I looked at other people around the room only to find that it was difficult for them to watch the film also. At that moment I said, “Lord what is it that is making me not like it?” In the film I saw wars, poverty, one Greek was criticizing another, I saw the civil war, etc. which according to history was so and so’s fault. I said to myself that we are all victims of other people’s interests, which causes us to divide and create rivalries that end up in horrific wars. I heard God’s voice inside that room and He said, “Thomas the movie you are watching has a trap. You are watching an event that took place in the past though the people presenting this bad history without knowing or wanting to, make this old history new and this is why people cannot escape from the bad. By remembering the event they are not able to forget it or loosen the emotions attached to it. They even teach these events in schools all over the world and as such the past is made into the future again. Now to remember the past so that you can avoid it in the future is good but in order to do so, you must progress on aspects of love, humility, justice etc. If you have not made this progress, then ego, and anger enter, you throw responsibility and blame on one another, you become fanatical and in the end what remains? If the opportunity presents itself, you kill, you exercise your power and you repeat the evil. This is why a lot of caution is required.” I hope that God enlightens the world, otherwise nothing will happen and history will just repeat itself. Let us capture Christ’s love. I hope that love becomes the future for all people on this planet. When God sees love he will return again to earth. Do we want God to lead our lives? Yes we do. Today that we have the time, let us become love. It is written in John 13:35 : By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
My brothers and sisters let us be aware and control the emotions that we allow to govern us. In order to cultivate and establish joy and optimism, it would be in our spiritual interest to develop positive messages, positive thoughts, and positive emotions. And the only way is to listen and continually study the Word of God and the Voice of God. This is very important, we can carefully select whatever enters our brain from television, magazines, movies, newspapers, books, computers, internet, etc. - In most cases they are not sources of truth for someone wishing to know themselves and to know God. Of course I will not say what we should listen to, let us try to acquire our own experiences, it is written in 1 Thessalonians 5:21: “Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.” The protection of our mind as well as the company we keep whether it be people or what we listen to and from where we receive spiritual food, is responsible for our spiritual development and gives or takes our life. The Voice of God takes care of our spiritual food on a daily basis.
I hope that we find the proper sources of life which ensure in us a spiritual balance and regeneration and let us not “drink” or “eat” (spiritual or physical) whatever the world or someone of the world or someone who claims to be spiritual has to offer. Let us “eat” and “drink” the living voice of the living God which is God’s wisdom and is expressed in the Gospel of Christ.
My brothers and sisters, Holy God has opened a door that no one can close and this door is the door to life that the Gospel ensures. What Thomas is saying is that the invitation has been laid out by God, everyone is invited to His kingdom, to eternal life if we can follow the Gospel. Christ has brought life and incorruptibility through the Gospel. Therefore it is in our interest to come out of the shell which is closing us in - this shell is symbolic and it is the title or position we have in society or because we have been confined to a stereotype - and let us live Christ’s life. Otherwise the life we chose will humble us and this can be seen with people who thought they were of God. Thomas states that life will humble us and this is because of sickness, disease, other people, and old age to name a few. And if someone today decides to turn away from God and people, the time will come when they will feel terrible because their power will be lost. And they will see the pettiness of hypocrisy which they used to consider as being great wisdom. This is a problem I fear many atheists face. Because they cannot quantify God or are so angered with the wrongdoings of religion they turn away from any interest in God. They soon find that this contempt and hatred they have towards Him fills in their lives and it encompasses every aspect of their lives.
Before losing the power that gives us life, let us begin a struggle to integrate ourselves into God’s principles, with the most basic of all virtues humility. Let us become Christ's disciples today because the time has come. Today God through the Holy Spirit has inspired us to study a new way of life which is life giving, that increases life, that makes us rational beings since we become gods, all of us in the glory of God. This harmonization, this relationship with God begins from our own free will. If we see our relationship with God through reciprocity (which means that whatever we do to get close to him, He makes the effort to come to us), we will have real life, a real love, a sincere relationship with Him, which we will increase every day and make it eternal.
What does freedom in our relationship with God and with our fellow man mean when someone sees God differently than us, and what type of relationship must we ensure in order to be like God? All of God’s workings, all our spiritual and material progress was created by our brain’s ability to think. I believe that the greatest art in all of God’s creation was revealed in the brain’s ability to think, to develop, to create, to synchronize all of our body’s biological processes, which is in essence God’s temple. God is able to liberate us, all that is required is that we make an effort.
God’s Word and our brain’s ability to work with it, will help free us from soul traders, from ignorance, from sin, from death. Here Thomas refers to people who overtly or silently oppress you with their moral and religious beliefs as soul traders. They are those to whom you give your time, energy and money all in the belief that they will save your soul. It is written in John 8:36, If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. As a result of our brain working with God’s Word, love unity, and the life giving spirit will appear in our lives and later upon the whole planet. If the brain is not infused with God’s principles, humanity will not be freed from the evil, egoistic stimuli that are created by our ignorance and which lead us to death. People who do not know God play daily with the game of ego. This is a very dangerous game because whoever wins with ego and oppresses others automatically loses, he loses God, loses life, loses everything. Everyone who leads themselves with their ego, leads themselves to a dead end and this can be clearly seen like the sun as Thomas suggests and we see it happening daily.
I have asked myself on many an occasion how is it possible that this ego is not perceived or understood and that for so many centuries now it leads people to death? My brothers and sisters, despite God having come to earth and educating us with His presence, not only the generation that has seen Him but in many subsequent generations through the written word and the Holy Spirit and despite the fact that God brought life and incorruptibility to earth through the Gospel, to our life, we lose our lives with our evil ego. I have stated this before, ego unfortunately has become the rhetoric (pan religion) for all conduct. People tell you to not do this or that yet we all have within us a greater demon, the evil ego. I believe the time has come for us to end the evil element from entering in our lives and in our relationships, which enable conflicts in our relationships and between all nations. Today we all have the means necessary to make spiritual intercessions, which will multiply God in our lives, multiply peace, love, righteousness, the virtue of all virtues humility, and the pinnacle which encompasses everything: God’s wisdom which is found in God’s word.
Let us learn to think like God, like the lord. To me, the soul, the energy, and man’s power are found in the brain and it will require good spiritual nutrition for this brain to work at 100% without measure. The brain is the only member that is guarded within the skull and if it gets wounded, the work that it carries out on a daily basis which maintains the body, are lost. And let us not forget “the body is the temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you”, for it to live it requires a mind, and a brain infused with Christ’s principles and ideals. Whoever does not feed their brain with spiritual food, will always find themselves at a dead end, indeed at the height of these people’s spiritual malnourishment, they will be living first at the expense of their own selves, destroying it, to the detriment of those around them, since they will not be governed by wisdom to develop elements of peaceful coexistence, unity, cooperation in their relationships and as a consequence losing their friends, their brothers, and all those who supported their lives. Moreover, those who do not spiritually cultivate will live at the expense of Creation and at the expense of the Creator, may it not be.
My brothers and sisters, the brain must work on God’s frequency. You have heard about frequencies, short, medium, long etc. God also has His frequency which broadcasts daily, let us find it after we start seeking for it. It is written in John 5:39, Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. These will ensure us eternal life. Let our brain be bombarded by God’s wisdom, and surely this brain will be given life and will give eternal life to our biological bodies until it produces immortal, eternal life. Indeed this frequency will have the ability to support all those around it, because it works via electromagnetic waves, with feelings which are passed on, transferred to those around us. A person speaks with their lips, with their heart, with their emotions, with their eyes, with their works, there are many ways to help our environment be strong in God.
If only we can have God’s complete wisdom, so that we can become a pole of attraction for many people to get to know God, to be fed by God and be taught by God. Those who disregard or despise regeneration and are constantly engaged in matters to enrich themselves, fall into many temptations, which make them shareless (or lose their shares) in God’s Glory. Those who limit the cares of this world and find time to use it spiritually in the sanctuary with God’s Wisdom in their hands on a daily basis will enable their brains to work at full capacity.
The Voice of God incorruptibility has revealed to us that God communicates with man through the brain since he is able to receive thoughts, processes them and uses them for the evolution of mankind. The world has been advanced by those who simply entered into silence and thought differently than other people. In essence the heretics of the world advanced and evolved the world and by heretics I mean all those who did not agree with stereotypes or the status quo, but they searched and thought beyond all and everyone. They discovered God’s wealth and brought him to earth.
Even those whom today we call saints, don’t think that some people before us did not criticize or judge them. One of these persons was the Lord, the greatest researcher, the greatest scientist, the greatest of all the great ones, saints, apostles, or prophets. He was God with human and godly characteristics and form. The reason why the Lord is the inventor of all mysteries is because He brought God to earth and showed everyone God’s abilities and, most importantly, the way that we can all have them. And I call Him a heretic because in His time in Israel He was a heretic and He still is because even though we who say that we love him, even we since we have not developed His theory, His wisdom, His nature, the science of the Word in our relationships and lastly the unfeigned love, even for us He still remains as a heretic and unfortunately still crucified. Christ will descend from the cross when we resurrect and regenerate spiritually.
If we take a look around us, in our world, we will see that everyone uncovers and reveals different findings and they say, this element causes that and another element causes something else etc. Christ showed that with the word - if you believe whatever you say, it will manifest itself physically, because with the word you create, multiply, give life to whatever is dying, you protect creation and nature’s elements and everything obeys us. Okay! I have not encountered this science anywhere, this evolution I have not found anywhere! Christ is not a religion, a dogma or a title, He is the word, “say the word and it will be done”. Christ is the reason for all of creation and the existence of all life through His Word.
My brothers and sisters, the first thing that comes after God is the Word, “and God said”, God’s Word. What Thomas is saying here is that God was the first creation and then with His Word He created all of creation. When someone becomes a person of God, they follow the same sequence whereby as they become a god entity themselves, they are able to create with their word.
By the word means that we become gods, we are gods in image and we become with the word in His likeness. In other words we are all rich, very rich because we have the word, with the word we can escape from whatever enslaves us, or ties us or has power over us, all we have to do is believe that word, because it is written, in Hebrews 10:38, And my righteous ones will live by faith. But I will take no pleasure in anyone who turns away." Without faith everything happens without meaning, shadowy faith must become living faith. If we don’t use the word and don’t understand its worth, we will simply die poor. Today therefore that we have the time let us use it so that we may understand the value of the word. With the word we become God’s inheritors, co-inheritors of God and partakers of God’s great glory.
If a person of God studies, he has the ability to choose since he has knowledge of the good and the bad. With knowledge he consciously serves the good and this is enough but will also lead man to consciously become god, the face of God and part of God. And all these are one.
One day when I was at the cabin, I reflected on the gift that God gives to man, to make him His inheritor, co-inheritor with Christ and partaker of His glory - big words with big meaning. There therefore where I was thinking what God wants to give to man, I heard God’s voice in me saying, “With this Thomas you understand that eventually, (and here lies the greatness of God), God’s triad or trinity where God is in three parts, God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit gets created with God's inheritors, Christ’s co-inheritors and partakers of the glory of this God. Now it took me a little while to understand this concept when Thomas first explained it to me and I will try to explain it as simply as I can. God is the trinity and He manifests Himself in three parts, God as the Father of all creation, as the Son which is His Word and as the Holy Spirit which energizes this Word and creates or gives life to everything. The divinity of this trinity can be inherited by all those who study God and want to be like Him. In a short while there will be many if not infinite amount of people who will be like God and all these people will have God like qualities expressed in the trinity. The Lord expressed this to Thomas stating that we are going from a place where there was one God who possessed the trinity to an infinite amount of Gods that possess this trinity. There is a word that the Lord told Thomas which expresses this infinite amount of people possessing the trinity and in its Greek form transliterated is the word apeiro-poli-dotikotita. I have not been able to find an equivalent word in the english language. In essence it is three Greek words combined in one. The first word: apeiro - which literally means infinite, that is that God has no beginning and no end, and now the person of God has no end, neither does creation have no end, not even God’s works or God’s wisdom. In this manner we reach the point where we get to know God’s great glory and with His great love He ensured in us the complete great glory. This is how the mystery that is written is unfolded: "you are gods and sons of the Most High," psalms 82:6 and the second aspect that the Word of God reveals in 1 Corinthians 2:9, "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him."
The second word that comes from apeiro-poli-dotikotita is the word poli, literally translated from Greek means many or a lot. This means that many dimensions of God will appear on many people’s faces, who followed the Lamb, Christ and succeeded with repentance and regeneration to become gods. It's written "you are gods and sons of the Most High," psalms 82:6. God in His kingdom will in the end consist of many people, these people will have a distinct personality and identity, since God will share His wisdom to billions of people.
The blessing starts from here, God makes His appearance, as well as all those who are faces of godliness (we call them people of God) since they will have an identity and a personality and as a natural consequence everyone will become a partaker in godliness but, with their own identity. With apeiro-poli-dotikotita, God takes on many, many faces. God the trinity becomes apeiro-poli-dotikotita and also apeiro-poli-ipostati-dotikotita which literally translated is infinite-many-beings-giving. God’s words are infinite like train rails. The second word which is the same as the first was stated by brother Niko. One day when we spoke about the word apeiro-poli-dotikotita. When the lord taught me this word, Niko added the word hypostasi which literally translated in English means physical being or existence. Let us look at these a little to show you what I want to say. God which is the trinity takes many, many people and instills in them the trinity hence becoming infinite-many-giving but also infinite-many-beings- giving.
The first God and human being is Jesus (Here Thomas is referring to the spirit of Jesus which was the word), all of us are human beings and we will become Gods, “God is born in man and man is reborn from God”. Therefore he who till today is part of godliness as a human being and God is our Christ, he is also our big brother and our friend. Our Christ therefore being the first, and then later there will be billions of gods reborn by the Holy Spirit. These people in numbers will always have a beginning (Christ) who was the first and there will be a finite number of these beings ( I don’t want to be fanatical on this point) though I do believe that there will be a certain number of people that will convert the trinity of God in the Kingdom to infinite-multi-giving or apeiropolidotikotita. What Thomas is saying is that God’s trinity which existed for God alone prior to the establishment of the kingdom will now exist in a great deal of people in God’s Kingdom who at first will be finite. Let me expand on this. The people living on this planet are born and then one day they die. As a person and society evolves, people will start learning how to follow Christ and start to regenerate their bodies, making themselves incorruptible and eventually immortal. As they are accomplishing this feat, there are people in the rest of the world which will be dying off and eventually when the kingdom of God is established on earth the people who will have established it and will help others become immortal will be limited because reproduction through the natural process of man will have stopped. Thomas continues and says, surely there will be billions of saints in God. The fact that I put a certain number of people that will exist is because in the kingdom once it is established, people will not reproduce in the typical sexual manner but will be like angels in heaven, in other words people will not be childbearing but it does not mean that they will not be reproducing in another manner for example like Adam…..
With all that God has educated me on, since I got to know a part of God, I got to understand that you can never dogmatize God or be fanatical on one perspective. What Thomas is trying to say is that you cannot confine God to one description, or you cannot say that God is only this or only that. The plurality of God is infinite. God is infinite in wisdom, in power, in love in everything. It is dizzying to a person’s mind to think of all of God the Father’s possibilities, the mind cannot fit them in! When He came to the mountain of Tabor everything shone, this symbolizes cleanliness, holiness, and the disciples could not bear it, Moses the same, Elisha when he was in front of Elijah as God was taking him away, just the fact that Elisha witnessed it, gave him so much power that he would say something and whatever he said was done! I don’t know the exact number of people and the reason being is because they number in the millions today but I know that they will become billions and maybe trillions. However if I look at Creation which has trillions of galaxies like ours some bigger and some smaller, it means that there will be billions of people of God, that will inhabit in all of creation. The reason why Creation was made was so that it could be inhabited.
Let us imagine my brothers and sisters, God’s balconies, God’s terraces, the view they will have in this great universe, (Thomas uses the word trismegisto, which literally translated means three times great universe). God’s barbecues, God’s pools, God’s roads in the universe, in creation, from where we will travel to see the sights of God, to the greatness of God! Though I believe that God's people are present throughout creation today and continue to grow, one day though we will know the secrets of God and creation, which will be amazing, miraculous, fascinating, there will be no end to the surprises that our Father has for man. Honor us Lord so that we make it to your day!
In God’s Kingdom (Here Thomas is referring to the whole universe) there will be many types of educated people as well as many types of beings with pleasant and entertaining forms and possibilities, but they will not surpass (in power or capability) the angels and the people that have reached the state of image and likeness of God. These are great words but they are true. That which I speak of is written, at the part in the Word of God before the Lord went to heaven, He told His disciples in Mark 16:15: “Go into all the world (first the world), and preach the Good News to the whole creation. It does not just speak of the earth but all of creation.
Therefore, with all that we are learning in the Voice of God Incorruptibility through the Holy Spirit, shows that we are at the beginning of Creation. The spiritual evolution in the future will be astonishing, admirable, divine, but again I say that if only God the Father will make us worthy of reaching the day of the Lord while we are still alive so that we may enjoy God eternally (never having to die). All this will happen along with the resurrection of those who died believing in the Lord and this will take into consideration all of what God created, all of creation, which will be inhabited from corner to corner (even though it will not have a corner or beginning or end). Simply put there is a space that exists which is built, within this space the physical element will be visible but the space outside this space will have a clear element of darkness. Lastly in the word apeiro-poli-dotikotita we find the word dotikotita which means giving. The word hypostasi that Niko spoke of can be added to this word, which means that these beings that reach godliness will have an existence and they will have a distinct personality but they will all have common elements, the fruits, the signs and characteristics of God.
In the word dotikotita- which means giving in English is where love enters. In 1 John 4:8 we see that “God is love”. This means that everything is given from God to the person of God and this person of God gives it to all those around him therefore in effect it comes back to God. Whatever happens today with the trinity will become infinite-many-giving. Today in the trinity, one god introduces and or brings in the other god and as a natural consequence God is glorified from the person of God and from His works, and all these in effect glorify God again. What Thomas is saying here is that as one person becomes a person of God, people will see them and try to emulate them, this is how one person of God introduces a new person of God. The introduction is done on a personal level. Where one sees the actions of another, sees the life that he is leading. It is not enough just to listen to this person’s words. One needs to witness firsthand how God lives within someone in order to be enticed to lead the life they are leading. Eventually though one after another, each person will become a god and there will be hundreds, thousands and millions of gods and this is how we bring glory to our God. It is written in the book of Revelations 21 verse 7: Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children.
It is a great thing for us to understand dotikotita - giving because with this we become Gods. Moreover if someone does not understand that the abundance of one must come into the life of another, has not understood anything. With greed one belongs to mindless beings who come and watch and go. Here Thomas places a grave observation on greed. He likens someone with greed as someone who is like a complete mindless being. This person has no idea of the harm that he is causing to himself. Not only is he isolating himself from people around him but God eventually takes away all that this person has. I liken God’s position on greed to a parent with 2 children, one child is stingy and a miser and would not give a penny of what he has and the other was giving and loving to the point where he would give more than he would keep for himself. Now if you had only one twenty dollar bill to give to these children for lunch money, to whom would you give it to? If we are wise enough to pick the child that gives how much more will God give to him that gives. I think that every student of love must understand that no matter how many riches they may acquire in this life, no one takes anything with them. A person simply hides things from other people because of their self love but this hiding is short lived, just for a small period of time since we die. It has been proven that when you die, he that hides their wealth, either material or spiritual, there comes a time when everything gets transferred to other hands. Everything is shared. No matter how long the material or the spiritual is guarded well from people, there comes a day when they are brought to the light and are shared again. The point is to understand the value of giving and to share whatever we have, through our own free will, to the measure that we can and not more and not just wait till the person who has these goods dies but today that we can do it, let’s do it.
Don’t deny your brother that which you have abundance of, either material or spiritual. Imagine if we can achieve these principles one day! We have to understand that a person does not take anything with them after their death. At most they will have an expensive casket and a suit which even these return back to the soil, everything returns again to Him that gave it to us so that we can be good administrators. A person because of ego and love for himself, what does he do? He simply gathers dirt and guards this dirt as long as he lives and does not understand how much and what more God has to give to him. God the Father will give him when he understands God and is instructed (as well as guided) by Him.
God today regenerates and develops a person that can belong to Him, and one day God Himself will appear in the company of all His saints in all of creation. We have heard in 1 Corinthians 15:28, “that God may be all in all” as well as in Psalms 82:6, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. When everything that is written is fulfilled in a person, he becomes one with God. And takes a part of godliness, he becomes God. Everything that was written will develop and with take place through the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the servant of godliness, he is the laborer of godliness. God thinks, the Son shows what the Father is thinking by the Word. The Son is the Word and the Holy Spirit is what shapes, regenerates, and evolves, and it does it all divinely, spiritually.
My beloved brothers and sisters, as human beings we still have a lot of bad within us, we are continually angry, we hate our fellow men, our friends, and in the end we make everyone our enemy. Why do we get angry, why do we hate, why do we judge? The answer is simple: this is what those who love us have shown us, this is how the catastrophe begins. In other words what Thomas is saying here is that through our upbringing we have been shown how to act and react by our loved ones (being our parents) and our friends. We tend to mimic them. We present all this negativity and much more because we are ignorant of God’s word and the wisdom that Christ brought to the world. We have become today a herd of people, crazy, drunken, demonized that base our lives on medication (prescription or not) and money. We are a flock running towards the cliff at a dizzying speed unawares of the cliff and this is because they have gotten us drunk, they have taught us to seek out our own personal interests rather than that of the group, meanwhile those who have taught us have most of the wealth and we are in their servitude.
They have also taught us that on this planet there are 4 or 5 races, there are more or less 194 or so countries, I don’t know the number exactly and all these countries have their own interests which are not necessarily shared by everyone living in the country, but are voiced by those who impose their power on other people whom they exploit to the fullest. Why do we not want to understand that we are one race, a human race? Why have we divided people into tribes so that some of us feel superior to others? We thought it would be better this way, and yet it is not better, things have gotten worse. They are also talking today about a gene that creates crime, or racism, or fanaticism. You are not born a fanatic or a criminal, this is something they teach you later. Of course when you change the environment then you can unlearn what you have learned and you acquire another balanced life.
My brothers and sisters, I am a person that studies God’s Wisdom, this enables me to speak about Christ’s truth which focuses on love between us, this I believe is my duty. It is good for us to understand that we are not better than others, moreover all the wise people are not from one nation, but from the whole world. The good athletes are not from one nation but from the whole world, the good doctors are not from one nation but from all of them.
A person’s intelligence does not stem from the country or nation they are born into, or their color, but God. Intelligence is something (and I say this for someone who does not believe) which can not be explained. How does a person become intelligent, smart, or implement advanced ideas? For the atheists this question is unanswered, for me the question has an answer, "all good and every perfect gift above is descending from the Father of lights."
My brothers and sisters, our continual engagement or interaction or studying of the principles of the Holy Gospel, will take us into God’s dimension. God has power over everything through His Word as well He also sustains all of this through His Word, the same Word which if we believe that we have, we will see our life changing in all material aspects, in our biology, and spirituality etc. In order for our genes to live and reproduce life, they require God’s wisdom. Any other wisdom destroys them. Once we have recognized this today, we only have to overcome ourselves and respond to the call to become God's children, making God’s wisdom our possession. This very wisdom makes us gods.
A great part of this is that God created the world, He made Adam and Eve, He called Abraham, He permitted for Sara to be sterile for many years, since God had a plan for Abraham. He brought Agar, He gave birth to Ishmael, He made Sara to bear in her old age, He created Moses, whom they laid in the river and was found by Pharaoh’s sister. He sent away Ishmael and Agar from Abraham and gave birth to Islam, He is hiding behind everything. From our lack of cleanliness we misinterpret God’s workings because we don’t understand them.
Do you remember in John 21:21 where Peter asks the Lord about John, “what about him?” and the Lord replied to him in John 21:22, "If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me." Here we see that we do not know everything, whoever does not understand God’s wisdom which evolves, falls into a trap and starts judging. Whoever understands though, evolves. God’s lesson to the person of God is carried out as follows, before I state the lesson I will diverge for a bit. There are many today that spread words of fear. I read a couple of days ago that in Norway, Russia, and in the USA they are building shelters because they are awaiting something terrible to happen. Indeed they do not formally invite people, they don’t make a large announcement on the radio or on television or the internet but rather informally, ( I don’t know what interests they have and what they are aiming for, and whether it is true or not) to build teams, to build shelters etc.
If I was young, I would be frightened and say oh my what will happen, but now I simply say: God knows, I will do anything that will guard my life which includes studying God’s wisdom and His will. He said, in Matthew 6:34 “do not worry about tomorrow” and in Luke 21:18, “But not a hair of your head will perish” and indeed God knows exactly how many hairs we have. It sounds too elementary for me to build warehouses or shelters and introduce these ways to protect your life. Many say that this is what Noah did, and I reply to this by saying that Noah did not change the world. It is the same world and no one has won. Indeed for God to evolve man, He sent His child. His child did not speak of shelters but about love and the potential that man has when he unites with God’s Word, with God the Father. Let us understand the world will not change by boats or shelters, or guns, or ego or rivalries. Only Christ’s Wisdom will change it, and this wisdom converges and focuses on love. Love will change the world and will save it.
Besides, it is said that God spoke to Noah and told him to build the ark, if God speaks to you, then do what He tells you. Could it be that all those who want to live by having hope in things that are not written in scripture fall into the trap that others fell in, who planned to build the tower of Babel, thinking wickedly, that if the flood would come again they would climb above it? And who would be the people going up in this tower? Of course, the people in power of the time, the people in power at any given time, so that in the event of a cataclysm they can be saved.
We all know about the tower of Babylon. My brothers and sisters, according to His Word, the same God told us in Matthew 6:34, Therefore don’t be anxious for tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. And if someone wants to be anxious, let them be anxious of what is necessary, simple things like food and shelter. And it is very immature to want to take hold of life, creation, everything, so that you can manage it the way you want it.
My brothers and sisters, it is a big thing to have God’s wisdom, His love and the power of the Word. I believe and I am sure that the Word has the power to create energy and after a short while it can create matter. In fact, you can create it with speech, or with your hands and give this matter life. It is God’s will for the person who is completely invested in God to have this revelation and to make this discovery. It is the greatest investment and it will appear in the coming years from the person of God, who will have the power to change the world and to change it to the garden of Eden, garden of life. A period of time will be needed for the person of God to come forward, I don’t know the time, but I hope that God will come to earth and attract everyone close to Him.
Today there are many that say that they are people of God, but the person of God is he who makes the fruits, the gifts and the signs of the Holy Spirit his own and manages God’s word with God’s justice, which rains for the just and the unjust. A person of God is for me a person who has health, but living with temptation, it is written, in Hebrews 12:7 “Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father?” A person of God is one who has living faith and who is a friend to God. The energies that create such a personality stem from the Word of God, which assures the person of God the virtue of all virtues, humility, because for the humble one God gave his life so that He may grant him the power of the Word, (it is written, say it and it will be done). Eventually this good word can change any form of matter into energy but also the very existence of life. If there is no word, energy or matter do not exist. In conclusion, there is therefore, belief in the Word, energy and ultimately matter.
I struggle and we all struggle with all of this and I wish that God gives us the strength to prove it for the good of humanity. In coming years, this will happen either by us or by others. Let us hope that this endeavor, which shows that we have God within us, is attained, at a time when people have been turned away from God, or from us. In other words Thomas is saying that he wishes we have the power to manifest God within us and show this power to people who have turned away from God or from society and we give them a chance to have hope again and to believe. Thomas does not just wish this for us but from any other who can manifest God from their actions. We know that whoever this may be, he or she will work with love for the good of all people. Do not have selfishness, God knows. We do what we can, one thing is certain, we know that God wants to manifest Himself into our lives. Of course, all of this belongs to the material element, but the spirit of man, the soul, the personality is one and remains eternal and we need to invest in it, since it also has the ability to vitalize our body.
My brothers and sisters, for us to understand God’s hidden mysteries, a decision will be needed as well as work on God’s Word. This must be done so that we can ensure our mind its potential as well as the brain’s potential to do everything right. With our spiritual work the mind’s potential will appear. The brain is energized by thought and then actions are implemented by the Word.
Do you think that our brain is something simple, something that does specific tasks in order to keep us alive and to be used for us to say stupidities? No, the brain when we decide to throw out the garbage of the world from within us like ego, wickedness, self interest and place God in their stead, not with the way religion has taught us but in the manner that God revealed; then this person changes into a multidimensional superhuman, who can make what he is thinking happen, in other words the word is spoken and it takes place. Right now it is inconceivable yet this is what the Lord revealed, the hyperscience of the future.
Today many scientists predict that in the future we will have artificial spare parts which will function with a microchip. We can activate a paralyzed foot (just by mere thought) through a microchip in the brain and one in the leg that suffers, bypassing the whole nervous system that joins the brain and reaches the foot. This is very good, yet we have gotten to know something better and this works by faith. The Lord would say in Mark 3:5 “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was restored as healthy as the other. Jesus would activate the whole nervous system with just the word and in John 5:8, “Arise, take up your mat, and walk.” Since we don’t have God on earth but in heaven, then that which is given by science is beneficial because many will be able to reintegrate into life again , but why not ask for the perfect to come into our lives and study it? I repeat, the Lord said to a person paralyzed from their birth, “Arise, take up your mat, and walk.” and many other miracles we have in the old and the new testament by faith.
Today we ask, do we have faith? Many thoughtlessly will answer that we do have faith yet I tell you that we have shadowy faith and not living faith. I say it again, through faith the word acquires energy, this energy creates matter. Every word has energy, we see this daily in the simple things. In other words someone can tell you something that will make you happy, happiness brings healing, the feelings change biochemical processes and as a result bring new stimuli for the organism. The word therefore has energy, the stimuli emanating from the word have the potential to heal through faith. The Lord said in Matthew 17:20, For most certainly I tell you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will tell this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. We see that it is in our interest to work and play daily with God’s principles, these in themselves are life-giving. In God’s word and in its application, we will see God’s wisdom increasing within us. This happens of course through our calling and through our own free will, and with this potential, the Word ensures in our mind, not only what is visible and built, but also ensures that man and creation can partake in what is unseen and unbuilt.
Cleanliness and sanctification along with God’s wisdom, make you, make me and make us God’s children, that can activate their words with the intention to improve the human race. There are many that dedicate their lives for all people. Let us become life researchers and life managers for the common good. The individual good is bad intentioned, the common good is the well intentioned good. We have a parable from the Lord where someone hid a talent that God gave him. It is good for us not hide that which God gave us, but wherever we can, wherever we are welcomed, let us multiply it.
In the world today there is a lot of ignorance and this is natural because from a young age people concern themselves with the material. We are slow to understand the value of the spirit and to put it to good use. There are many people who may have never had the opportunity in their lives or in the future to understand the value of God’s Spirit and the reason being is that life’s conditions did not allow them in the past or even in the future. In the past, ignorance played a significant role and in the future materialism will play an important role since there are many that are trapped by it. Indeed there are many especially today who exploit God and His Gospel, and consequently they become traders of souls to many people, they trade people’s souls. For example, Christians have in their hands the sound Word of God, they have God himself whom they make their own, basically privatizing Him. This is a great mistake, since they are dogmatizing or being fanatical about the Word, and if someone does not agree with them, they judge them. There are billions of Christians today and countless doctrines also. This is how Christians became divided with all these human made commandments or egos resulting in them becoming enemies amongst themselves. This, on the one hand, has its own wisdom (What Thomas is saying is that there is a reason why God let this be), since everyone is trying to grow spiritually and in the end God is winning and the promise he gave to Adam is being fulfilled where He said, in genesis 17:4, "As for me, this is my covenant with you: You will be the father of many nations. In the end everyone will understand the great value of unity and love, as well as the great value of otherness. We mature slowly as a human race. I hope that we all become of God, so that we may enjoy God’s glory from today.
With Christ’s love
Servant of God and man.