WE CREATE THE MIND OF CHRIST TO OBTAIN THE BODY OF CHRIST.
My beloved brothers and sisters, I wish from the bottom of my heart for the Lord’s love to be to all of us a stimulus for life, love, regeneration, wisdom, God’s wisdom, with the goal and purpose to proceed with all our strength to the land of the living, amen.
Today the fullness of time is upon us whereby all of us through the Holy Spirit can learn the art of God, the art of life, and the reason is so that we can eventually enjoy God’s hyperscience, which has as a foundation the power of the word: “say the word and it will be done”. By enjoying God’s hyperscience we can achieve that which the centuries had made disappear in other words to bring back our lives to that of Christ’s life, a blessed life. To accomplish this though we need to obey God’s word, and the living voice of the living God. Until yesterday we had a philosophical understanding of love, of Christ’s life. Now the time has come for us to learn to apply this love in our everyday lives, to learn about the art of God’s life. I will begin by reading several admonitions (call them suggestions, advice or counsel) found within God’s word for the simple reason of getting into the deep understanding of God the Father’s infinite wisdom. First though let us pray.
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.'"
My Holy Father to you I pray this hour and I want to tell you very sweetly but humbly thanks, I want to tell you consciously, truthfully many many thanks, for many reasons, the basic one being that you called me from the darkness that I was in to living in your light. I thank you Father for your son and for His sacrifice on the cross, which took place 2000 years ago in Israel, with the purpose for all the people on this earth to understand your existence Father, your love, and your pure intentions. To understand your holiness and your pureness. Your own son himself, with complete humility in His countenance, with unlimited respect and love towards you, taught us within His whole life on earth, the virtue of virtues, humility. One day in one of His tours, some one approached Him and said, “Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?” (mark 10:17). Your son full of humbleness replied, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except one—God. My Father, it is because of your son that we are able to seek you today, to ask for you so that we may get to know you and get to enjoy you. Not for a moment or for one day or for many days but onto the ages of ages - forever. My Father, we are your creation, my father we are your children, my father we are your image, my father we are your family. My Father, you know better than us that we live in a world filled with lies, filled with many self interests, with many conflicts, and also with many scandals, which have affected us. Of course I do not want to cast the responsibilities of my apostasy elsewhere. Here Thomas uses the word apostasy which is nothing more than distancing ourselves from God’s word and the truth. I understand though that we were born slaves to sin, we are a product of the fall (from Adam) and our apostasy, but my Father we are your children. My Father, I know that you have called us to leave sin behind and to live with sanctification, “You shall be holy; for I am holy.” My Father you take care of us every day, My Father please don’t ever leave us. My Father, without realizing it, we fall away daily, but I am very glad My Father that I have gotten to know you after many years of spiritual struggle. I am happy today my Father, because I have to say boldly that I am fortunate to have you as my Father and God and the reason I say this is because you are steady in your love, which never changes for me and for all of us, I know Father, that you want from us a little bit in order for you to have a good reason to give us a lot.
My Father, thank you for your Son, who taught us, but also taught me that I am His brother, His friend. He has raised me to his position, because of you, and indeed He wants us to live together in your Kingdom. This is very shocking Father, without me having done anything, you with your Son are giving me everything. I thank you Father that you do not see faults in me and in all of us. I am happy Father that you are always waiting for us with a big hug, despite all our mistakes. I thank you Father for having sent your son who has placed me in his life. Indeed he told me that he is my brother and that I can partake in His glory without Him placing me restrictions, except just one: to try, in truth to become a person with God’s principles, something which is really natural since this concerns my own existence in creation so that I can partake in existence, in life, so that I the poor one can partake in the spirit to live in your great glory. Indeed Father my brother, your Son, and my God, has placed me with His sacrifice as equal to Him, because of you without me having done anything specific besides the most logical, in other words whatever concerns love to God and to any brother. Your Son, Father has done everything for myself and for all of us, you paid through your Son.
What magnificence is this Father, what humility is this, for your Son to tells us all through Mary, that: "I go to My Father and your Father, my God and your God." You have taken us Father through your Son from our apostasy and our non-existence, you took us from death and you brought us to life, to existence. Father I understand that behind your Son’s work, you and the greatness of your love is hiding, thank you my holy Father. My Holy Father for all of us You sacrificed your one child, you accepted to hurt yourself because it hurt your child and the reason you accepted it, we know today that you did it to win over your infinite children for which we are a part of. With your Son Father, you saved us.
With Your Son, Father, you have given us an incentive for spiritual excesses, concerning love, humility, incorruptible life. My Father this is shocking , it is shocking because, even if we only understand this much, we would immediately be brought from non-existence to existence, from death to life. My Father thank you for your Son, but I also thank you for the Holy Spirit, the third face of God, the Paracleto (in English the Comforter), the Spirit of Truth, the purest Spirit in Creation, the servant to all of us. My Father with the Holy Spirit that comes from You, we know You, we know Your Son, we know the truth, we know the trinity of God, we know life, we become life. My Father, Lord, Son of God, and my God, the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of truth, In effect God and my God, I want to announce today to all three faces of your Godliness that I wish earnestly, from today and when you come to earth with all your glory, for you to take me near you to live with you forever, take all of us close to you. Father forgive me if I don’t always live according to Your Will, but I want to live and I want to do all that I can to succeed. Forgive me Father because I make mistakes, witting and unwittingly, but I want to learn not to make them. Father teach me to love and to always serve Your Will, amen. My Father all of us ask you to help us. Father we all want to come closer to you and to live in your embrace, Father, we want to travel forever with you. My Father guard (or protect) all of us, my Father heal your children and give life and stimuli to all your children. My Father, regenerate all of us, give life to all of us, teach us all the virtue of virtues: humility and lead us all back to our homeland which was lost, to the land of the living. My Father make use of all of us as you see fit and if we are worthy, as elected vessels, for your Glory, for the establishment of your Kingdom, so that it may take place and happen as in Heaven so on earth. Amen.
My brothers and sisters I will begin the speech with a few verses from scripture, reading from something very important that is referred to in the 1st epistle of John, chapter 2 verses 15-17 “Don’t love the world or the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, the Father’s love isn’t in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, isn’t the Father’s, but is the world’s. 17 The world is passing away with its lusts, but he who does God’s will remains forever.” In other words, in a little while we will become people of God. A person of God does not work for things of the world but works on a daily basis things pertaining to God. A person of God does not work for his own will or interests but works for the the general will and interests of which our Father and God is doing also, since our Father embraces us with logical life that He possesses, and the whole planet, which He filled with logical beings (people). A person as a logical being, can develop to the point where he can become the image and likeness (of the loving god). This is a person’s destiny. This is why God created, so that He may make beings like Him with His elements, so that a large global family can be created, and spread to all of creation, the universe. Imagine there to be regenerated people, people of God, in various forms in all of creation. It will be impressive, they will steal the limelight, the show, and there will be many surprises. It is written, in 1 Corinthians 2:9 Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. The time has come for us to love God. How great are your works, O LORD, thou hast made me wise!
My brothers and sisters we will need spiritual stimuli. These stimuli will transform in powers that will become living faith, that will bring to life the turbines that God has ensured for us which are in us. The stimuli we need are:
- The happiness of the holy spirit
- Godly love
- Love for Christ and His world saving work
- God’s word
For all this and much more God sent the Comforter in our lives, so that He can ensure us the powers that we will need to achieve the excesses, or what I would like to say are the over and above the normal day to day. These powers will ensure us love, humbleness, incorruptible life, signs, fruits, virtues and many many qualities. God sent the Holy Spirit in our lives, to ensure us the appetite, the power, the wisdom, and God Himself. This gives each person depending on the stage of their life, or their destiny whatever they need.
Today my brothers and sisters we have reached the fullness of the time (meaning we are close to the end times), because God is working through all of us with the Holy Spirit to create a global spiritual convergence and reconstruction of every person’s mind until every person has completely understood God’s will and they apply it in their lives so that the person of God can be created again in the world. A person of God is a magnificent being!
A person of God does not believe in life after dead but in incorruptible life.
A person of God does not build on the lie but on truth.
A person of God does not possess stupidity but infinite wisdom.
A person of God does not have shadowy faith but living faith. Let’s explain the difference. Shadowy faith is the faith whereby a person does typical things that they believe will bring them closer to god. These include but are not limited to communion, opening a candle for themselves or a loved one, eating fish on Good Friday, lenting, etc. The real living faith though is developed over a course of time in one’s sanctuary where you read and try to understand the bible, you listen to speeches from the Voice of God which give you insight on the workings of the Father, the Holy Spirit and Jesus, you pray in silence, you receive gifts like tongues and healing and you work on them, you receive visits either by angels, the Holy Spirit or God Himself. This then becomes a living faith where God trusts you enough that when you say things, God causes them to happen. Big difference and yet this is what Thomas wants us all to do as He was instructed to by Jesus himself.
A person of God does not follow the beaten path (or the path most traveled) but he opens new paths through the Holy spirit and God’s wisdom.
A person of God does not look like he has a form of piety or religious devotion, but has real devotion,
A person of God does not belong or is not under anyone else except God.
A person of God does not preach Christ with his words, but he reveals Him through his works.
A person of God does not live under the law but under grace.
A person of God does not work for his personal interest but for the general good.
A person of God does not live to fulfill his dream but God’s dream which Jesus foresaw and for which he gave His life for as a ransom for many.
A person of God does not live for the me or I but for the we.
A person of God does not live in the world but in silence - he may partake to be in the world but the lord said, in John 17:15, My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.
A person of God does not build a building with greens, canes or wood, that is to say on human commandments, but on the rock called Christ.
A person of God does not show off so that he may be liked by the world but he creates a Christ like personality so that he may be liked by his father, God.
Other elements that define the person of God and are stimuli for life, are change, responsibility, and rebirth, and are referred to in 1st Timothy chapter 6 verse 11-13 : But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness,faith, love, endurance and gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 13 In the sight of God, who gives life to everything, and of Christ Jesus, who while testifying before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, I charge you 14 to keep this command without spot or blame until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 which God will bring about in his own time—God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords,16 who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen.
All this helps create the person of God. What a wonderful personality a person of God has! Indeed, this is what the disciples saw in Christ in their Lord, and this is what we also feel through the Holy Spirit, that is why we insist on integrating the will of God into our lives. The disciples said this about their Lord in John 1:14: We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. If we see this, we too will understand it, then it will be easy for our spiritual evolution, our regeneration, and as a natural consequence God’s plan can be completed in our own life. Otherwise we will talk about God but we will not live God.
We have in our lives today the Spirit of Truth, the Comforter, it is written in John 14:18 : I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19 Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. 20 and in John 16:13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. The Lord still calls us all to love, it is written, in John 14:15 If you love me, keep my commands
If we keep the commands then we have another promise which is stated in John 14:1, Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God[a]; believe also in me. In due time other gifts come along. In John 14:12-14:26 it says,
12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14 If ye shall ask anything in my name, I will do it.
15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever;
17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.
20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.
21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
22 Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world?
23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
24 He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me.
25 These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.
26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
In John 11:25-26, something astonishing is revealed and it states, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
Have you seen such greatness? We have forgotten all about this and we concern ourselves with pettiness, commands and objectives which are not part of scripture. We concern ourselves with gossip, and with soil (Thomas’s way of saying the material, like money and things). We collect soil, we become greedy, we have become rebels with our works, but we should not allow this to continue and that is why we continue our good spiritual struggle. Amen.
In the second epistle to Timothy chapter 1 verse 10 it says something huge, something really very big, something that steals the show in our lives, there is life in it, there is the complete love of God. It turns out that God wants to give us life. What does it say?
But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:
In another part of scripture something great is referenced as we see in Romans 8:11: But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
In the Book of revelations chapter 2 verse 10-11 it says:
be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death. And in Revelations 21:7 it says: He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
My brothers and sisters, in God’s Word we see revealed without a shadow of a doubt that God brought life and incorruptibility through the Bible. I believe that if we take it upon ourselves to ask and to seek holiness, we will succeed in winning over the promises that God wanted for His children, with the end result being for us to live incorruptible, filled with God’s wisdom and heaven leading spiritually holy virtues. Therefore the children that love me says the Lord, let them go over and above their daily routines and they will find me in front of them.
God is not discovered but revealed. Let me expand on this. No matter how much a person seeks for God, if there is not a good intent and willingness as well a decision to become a person of God, God does not take this person seriously. As a natural consequence God hides Himself from this person. A person though with pure and good intentions, who makes the effort God gives him a lot. This is what is meant when we say God is not discovered. You cannot discover God if He does not reveal himself to you. Discover means to search for something and you find it. Revealed means that you are not expecting anything and something gets shown to you.
The time has come for us to analyze God exhaustively, because God wants his children to be careful as they have fallen into a trap and we should be watching it, that is, they have transferred the kingdom of God to heaven and not within them. It is written, in Luke 17:21 behold, the kingdom of God is within you. And in Matthew 11:12 it says: And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.
It turns out that everyone has Christ in words, while the heart is given elsewhere. Indeed, if one has a little Christ, he knows a couple of things, or things concerning human society, or the Word of God, he acquires evil ego and acts like a spiritual person, great and mighty. There is so much sin in people, that no matter if one person goes to a monastery and sits there all his life, he will still corrupt, he will still die. Of course, today, the spiritual say that this is the will of God. This is a mistake. We must understand that Christ died so that we will not die.
My children I died and paid with my death for your death. Have faith my children, learn about my will, ask for silence study God, become children of God and you will live. Your mission is to become inheritors of God, co-inheritor with Jesus and partakers of God’s great glory. Wake up God and make judgement. My children do not die, change your lives, take my Word into your hands and learn, study and you will live. The fullness of time has arrived. Faith working through love and dedication are the keys to life. Within them are found the foundations of incorruptibility. It is written, in Mark 8:35 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. As well, in John 11:25-26 I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. If you cannot ensure life, incorruptibility, why are you trapped with elements of this world, continue your struggle.
Let us look at another topic that concerns me personally. There are many brothers and sisters that say that I have a mission or whatever else… It is not like this, because missions are given when we prepare ourselves in everything, when this happens, then we get the mission. Today we make the struggle, we are all students, we all judge, we are all dogmatic and staunch in our opinions, we all study. Yes God loves us, but He does not trust us, we need to become humble and actual children of God. Then we will have a mission, I will have a mission, you will have a mission. Now we all find ourselves in the training - learning to see if we will pass the lessons. Let us have good intention and faith. My brothers and sisters, for us to get a mission we will need great dedication and great love, to God and to brother, to friend or to enemy. These need to exist in our lives. Afterwards the study begins for us to become Gods, this will take years. God does not give missions as we do, God teaches us, tests us, trusts us, we trust Him and then He gives. Whoever rushes, God takes everything away from him and the person is left alone, empty. When does God take away? When egoism starts. Let us understand that everything is given, we have to be good managers. We have to focus on our mission and our objective.
God does not want a little but a lot to be in your heart, in my heart, in our hearts, because God does not want a simple typical relationship with us, but He asks for a complete spiritual relationship, clean, and holy. He wants our relationship with Him to become a relationship of love, which creates trust, so that God and man can coexist and also be together forever, with principles and foundations of humbleness, God’s wisdom, an unconditional love which spreads forth to every fellow person, friend or enemy. It must not be a typical relationship, but converted into Godly love. (Thomas uses the word Theio Erota, which is literally translated as a love between yourself and God that is comparable to a love between two lovers, where one thinks of the other continually, where one thinks of how they can please the other, do things for each other that makes the other happy. It is an emotional love that reaches down to your very core.)
If we feel this love on a daily basis with Christ then we are heading in the right direction, but if we think about God only when we are confronted with problems, then we are not going well. We must feel like lovers, lovers feel love between them, they are bound by commitments and boundaries, without feeling limited or bound by these commitments or boundaries because they are in love. Let me give an example: Two lovers might say, I will meet you at 5pm and we can go for a movie, and then after we can get a bite to eat. These are commitments set within boundaries but they don’t care because they are in love. Those who are now in love with the Word, with God, with the commandments, with the wisdom of God, are bound by the commandments of Christ without feeling any commitment.
God is sweet, and the man who falls in love with God and His Word falls in love with both His commandments and His admonitions, as well as God’s aspirations because he wants to make them his own.
Christ’s burden is not heavy. It is written in Matthew 11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light as well "God's commandments are not heavy" for lovers, but they are heavy for soul merchants, (those who promise salvation if you give them some money etc). God’s loads are heavy for those who want to live in the lie.
Christ’s burden is not heavy. It is written in Matthew 11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light as well "God's commandments are not heavy" for lovers, but they are heavy for soul merchants, (those who promise salvation if you give them some money etc). God’s loads are heavy for those who want to live in the lie.
My brothers and sisters, for our lives to change so that it could be better and longer lasting, we have to find a stimulus for life. You and I need a stimulus. This stimulus exists and it is the living voice of the living God. The Word of God. Today that we have the time lets collect non perishable wealth. This stimulus is Christ and the Voice of God - incorruptibility but the biggest stimulus is God’s Word. These three stimuli speak of the abolishing of death. Death’s stimulus is sin, if we leave from sin, death stops. When death is abolished, then and only then will we realize that we can achieve fullness in health, which means biological health and biological completeness, spiritual health and spiritual completeness, health in our psychosomatic world and completeness in God’s wisdom, health in our communicative coexistence with all people. Lastly, we also need fullness in our holy spiritual relationship with God. Health therefore does not mean that our physical exam is good, our spirit needs to be in good health so that our body may have it also. "The spirit gives life".
The Word of God gives life, and it has the only and unique ability to change the world, and to give us the strength to abolish corruption (in our bodies) and death. The development of the Word of God in our life is fulfilled by the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit is life-giving. We, in the Voice of God, are talking about the abolition of death, and we are researching this in the sanctuary; all the other systems we know so far - whether they are spiritual or not - do not talk about the abolition of death, but talk about the afterlife - which is life after death, or about how you can become a good person. Logically speaking, we are good people but God wants saints - and the reason why is so that He can transfuse all his qualities to us. Ninety percent of a man's sanctification lies in humility, in offering, in love, and in simplicity. These are great virtues, if they are not found in the lives of one or many people, what will exist? Simply just the evil ego with all its I’s etc. I meaning that you will only care for yourself and not for others.
My brothers and sisters if we observe all of this and we decide to throw away sin from our lives, it is certain that we then cease dealing with the carobs (or worthless things) that are generated by the people living in this worldly system which is based on self interests. Then and only then will we all begin to take breaths of life, and the reason being is because the sin that exists within us, and in all people, will cease. The Christ that will be within us will be the cause for us living and not losing our lives. For us to live and to be able to manifest life and incorruptibility, we will need to go to silence, and also to study the regenerative teaching of the living voice of the living God, which is life-giving, and abolishes sin. When sin is gone, our holy study brings us to God’s wisdom, and the understanding of death. It is good for us to make our homes churches, sanctuaries.
My brothers and sisters, it is absolutely certain that Christ brought life and incorruptibility through the bible. Do we believe this? Yes we do believe. If we love life, let’s stop laying blame on one person or the other etc, as we see being done today by people with ego who easily throw the responsibilities on others and continually criticize. Indeed there are many that say that the Jews crucified Jesus. The truth is that self interests, egoisms and wickedness crucified Jesus. In whatever country that Christ would have come to with the message and stimulus of love, the same would have happened. In Greece did they not judge Socrates and then he committed suicide? Who did he hurt? It turns out that there are people and bodies of the same spirit everywhere. It is written in John 15:20, If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you;
Today we don’t generally find Christians killing each other, but they have a bad habit of blaming and judging whoever is different. Maybe even the fact that we have reduced the killing is an evolution but I hope that slowly slowly the blaming and judging will leave and in its place will come diversity, which reveals love, humbleness, and life. Here Thomas talks about diversity revealing God. It is in diversity that we evaluate whether we have love, we all associate with people of our own kind for example if you are a jock you associate with other jocks, if you are a geek likewise, but can you be who you are and associate with everyone? This is where love is manifested. We can conclude that Jews from fanatical, selfish and egotistical love to God crucified, and killed God Himself, and they thought they were doing it for God. Today's Christians, regardless of doctrine out of fanatical, loving and selfish love for their religion and interests, judge their brother, their friend, and their enemy day and night. In short, anyone who does not agree with them. Unfortunately, this is the same form of killing God, for God.
And the reason why is because they all violate God’s command, which has as its main tenet the love of God and of your brother as yourself. It also has as a basis, love for one’s enemies. God says "do not judge, so that you may not be judged." Anyone who criticizes has a fanatical spirit and self interest evil ego. Whosoever judges, continues to kill God, on the pretense of love for God. With criticism he kills love, brother, God and himself. Everything has consequences. No one can escape it so simply. That is, you will do the good, the good will come, not necessarily from the one you gave it to but from someone you did not have any relationship with, and many times you did not give him anything. You will do evil, and that evil will come. Be ready to accept it and to fight this evil with an apology, with repentance, with the Wisdom of God. In common talk we call this Karma.
Let us watch out for something else and that is not to ask for powers before our time has come. Here Thomas refers to powers as the power for us to say things and they happen, the power of healing, the power to raise the dead etc. The reason being is because we will not be able to use these powers with humbleness and as a result we will be lost. We come from this world and ego is always working easily within us, caution is required. Patience is needed, until cleanliness is created within us. Let us not rush, there are many who want powers to make miracles, others love God because they know that this is in their best interest. All these aspects my brothers and sisters like healing and powers always attract people of low spiritual clarity and level to God. In other words those people who are on the fence about God get attracted to Him when they see signs and miracles. People of higher spiritual evolution Thomas states understand that the real miracle is themselves, their everyday lives. The things that we normally take for granted. Do you know that as I write this, my mind is thinking how I will translate Thomas’ speech, effectively, my fingers are chipping away on the keyboard, my body temperature is maintaining roughly 36 degrees Celsius while the room is at 21 degrees. All this requires billions of cells working in harmony and properly. This is a miracle, these are miracles, yet because they happen everyday we have taken them for granted.
Aspects and qualities that should attract us are regeneration, God’s wisdom, repentance, humbleness, love, righteousness, which is rooted in offering (charity) and Christ who is a servant of all, as it is written in Matthew 20:28, Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. All these elements only attract the children of God, who want to reach and attain His image and in His likeness. I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. Psalms 82:6
Whoever takes God the Father as the symbol and leader and manages to reach the Word of God through obedience, to the point where they acquire God’s mind, will in turn also attain God’s nobility. He and only he who acquired God’s nobility could be distinguished by the following: he does not ask for anything, he does not judge anything or anyone, he has as a founding belief, “that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” as spoken of in Romans 8:28. In the end, naturally he and only he will be the one who has defeated the world, sin, bodily corruption and death.
My brothers and sisters, free is he who lives freely from everything and anything that may lead them to a dead end. Free is he that God set free. Free is he that trusts in God in anything and everything and in his heart can be found “ May your will be done Lord”. In conclusion, to be a saint means liberation, it means complete universal freedom from whatever can lead us to a dead end. It states in 2 Corinthians 3:17, Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. And in John 8:36 it states, If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. What does God set us free from? It is simple, He takes us away from anything that leads us to death.
- He frees us from the bad past, the manner: with repentance and later with regeneration. It is written, in Hebrews 8:12, For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. And in Act 17:30 it states, “The times of ignorance therefore God overlooked. But now he commands that all people everywhere should repent”. Later God with the Holy Spirit leads us to regeneration, and with this we enter into the Holy of Holies. With regeneration we acquire a mind, a brain which has all the solutions. Do you know, a person of God is not like a person of the world. A person of God has solutions (answers) which makes them free.
Once, someone told me, Thomas, I always see you happy and the many times that I asked you how you are doing or how you see things you say thank God, everything is all right. Then he tells me, don’t you have problems? Of course I do, but if I have ten problems God has given me a hundred solutions, so I do not have problems. I am not boasting, I am simply just telling the truth, now my life - since I have met God - I do not base it either on solutions or in my dedication but upon the grace of God that embraces me, embraces you, embraces us. Let's make our struggle and always say "do not lead us into temptation". As such we free ourselves from all.
2) God’s wisdom with God’s Word free us, Christ Himself speaks to him or her. Christ has sent us the Paracleto (the Holy Spirit), the Spirit of truth through the Holy Spirit there is a freedom created from the confines of egocentric passions - of evil ego.
This ego or we can call it selfishness is capable of continually creating in man confusion and shakeup throughout our biological as well as our spiritual orientation. The absence of self-centeredness from our lives will provide our lives with the basis of sanctification, humbleness, God’s will, which focuses on God’s wisdom. God’s wisdom is God’s counsellor or we can say God’s advisor, and it can not be compared to all the treasures of the earth, and the reason is because it has as its principle: "Speak and it will be done." This is a great thing and for us to succeed will require spiritual activity, daily exercise on humility and dedication, in order to treat our soul, our spirit, our body, and our lives in general.
3) Christ frees us with God the Father’s wisdom - from injustice, from sin, from ego, and from poverty. It does not free us by granting us millions of dollars, but with us not needing much - yet the wisdom of God frees us from all the social evils that are displayed by this human system. The way to do this is not to live in the world but in silence, if you live in the world, it will always confuse you. May it not be. If you live with God’s wisdom in the sanctuary, then the peace and joy you will experience will become indescribable and real.
4) It also liberates us from bodily corruption and death - yes it is true, Christ brought life and incorruptibility through the Bible. It is written in Romans 8:11 “But if the Spirit of him who raised up Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised up Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.” Something that we hardly speak of. We have forgotten to speak of that which is important, like purification, holiness, incorruptible life, the abolishing of death. Is it not strange that we don’t speak of God, of sin, of bodily corruption, about death, about holiness - yet we speak continually of stupid things that have no importance? We should be aware of all of this. We say that we are Orthodox Christians, is this not important? How do we talk continually about stupidity? Indeed all Christians speak continually about money - how much money did you make, how much did you give - all discussions about these, good grief! Let us come back to ourselves, let us return back to our Father's house, we have become wicked and cruel, let us not hesitate to come back, God's embrace is open to all of us. Today that we have the time, let us gather Christ’s treasure.
5) My brothers and sisters, freedom is to love even our enemies. If you reach the level of loving your enemies, you love the whole world. Whoever does not love is not free since he criticizes continually. Whoever judges, lives a life of turmoil. He who sees mistakes and judges, lives with conflicts that develop within him. The person that judges is like those who can be found on a highway, and despite the fact that everyone is speeding, he for some reason presses suddenly on the brakes and everyone else that is following him, crashes into each other.
Freedom my brother and sisters is to allow others to exist around us and to work and create whatever they believe as being good, to allow others to be themselves. Let us not want to change them, no one changes, only God changes people. Let us distance ourselves therefore from the personal, cultural, religious and other differences or identities that separate us, freedom is to accept the variety and differences of our brother, friend or enemy. Indeed, the people of God sacrifice themselves for the freedom of others, they also sacrifice themselves for those who are spiritually deserving of it, especially for those who work for the good and act to make our world better. As the Lord gave His life on the Cross, we too will be sacrificing for the brothers and sisters that deserve it, but also for those who do not deserve it, but always to the measure that we can.
6) Freedom is to trust God for what tomorrow brings. A person of God should not have to be anxious or worry for the tomorrow with stress, we know that “because he who plows ought to plow in hope” as it states in 1 Corinthians 9:10. A person of God, will have to trust God, God the Father has prepared many surprises for his children, God the Father advises us that enough is the scorching heat of each day and the reason that it is enough is because God concerns Himself with the person of God. Let me explain,
There is a fine line that God walks on with us and specifically with a person of God. God gives us just enough testing on a daily basis to elevate us to a higher spiritual state. Most people see these tests as punishments and torture but if someone truly concerns themselves in becoming like God they see their life in hindsight and then they understand that God put them through a specific test for their own good. Let me give you an example. There may be people in your life that you might hate with a passion. Their mere presence aggravates you and makes you nervous, stressful, etc. to the point where you cannot see any good in them. There is a lesson here, God puts them into your life for a whole bunch of reasons such as:
- Seeing in them qualities which you don’t like and identifying whether you also possess them.
- Helping you build up patience and tolerance in order for you to create love big enough to embrace them.
- Understanding what you like and don’t like in a person so you can determine who you truly want to associate with in the future for example let’s say you are in a relationship boyfriend - girlfriend, if that relationship does not work out, you will know to a better extent what to look out for in the future in your significant other.
All this to say that God provides the facilities, the people, and the experiences that will help you become God if that is what you seek.
Now back to the translation, A person of God knows that God will always take care of him. The Lord said, in Matthew 6:34 take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. The Lord also said, in Matthew 20:28, and also in Mark 10:45 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. Let us not take care of much, just the necessities. The basic reason is to find time to secure our spiritual objectives, which the Lord entrusted and inspired us. When God lives in us, then we will not have any need, God takes over our life completely. How he takes cares of things is simple for God, He has many ways of taking care of things.
God takes care of His children, this is absolutely sure. Once someone asked me, since God worked for six days and made the world, afterwards it says, the seventh He rested, what does that mean? I told him that the Lord said that His Father works therefore I must work. Here it turns out that life has movement, God has movement, and that God and life create the physical and the spiritual. Someone asked me: what is God’s work? I answered: To watch His children and ensure that they have the basics so that they may not lack anything. He takes care of their food, physical and spiritual. His job is to entertain His children with His wisdom, with miracles, and with His presence! His job is to protect Creation and feed all of His creations. This is the work of God the Father today. Let us become the children of God, in order to have God's care.
But now we need to be aware of something really important, this is that we all fell into a trap. We concern ourselves with others, we examine everyone, negatively of course and there are many who curiously want to learn of what one and the other does. In this manner we hoard material that was destined to be garbage, unfortunately when these elements live inside us, let us not expect Christ’s character, Christ’s mind let alone Christ’s body to take shape in us, this will not happen! Actually when we live like this, the Devil takes the right (since we first gave him the right) to trouble us - it is certain that the devil will trouble us, he does not let anyone go. In 1 Peter 5:8 it says, Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour. The devil is like a loan shark, he lends you money but you owe him forever.
Why we ask, do we see others mistakes? It is simple. We see their faults, their mistakes because we do not see our own. We forgot to take the spiritual mirror in our hands, God’s Word, and this is why we judge everyone except our own selves. The world has also taught us, about conflicts everywhere, judgments, criticisms, bad mouthing. We see it with those who have self interests, but why must we find ourselves in this toxic environment, since it has been proven one hundred percent that judgment fills our body, our lives, our minds, and our spirit with toxins. Unfortunately, we fell into big traps, it has been proven that we all think highly of ourselves. From this high opinion of ourselves therefore - that is, from pride - and the evil tendency to justify ourselves, it is natural for us to see mistakes everywhere and to judge continually.
Whoever judges or sees mistakes becomes strict (harsh), they flee from probity (which is high moral standard and integrity), they flee from love, from mercy, and as a result they never acquire love, and they never find God’s mercy. The Lord said, in Matthew 7:5 first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye. We ask ourselves why do we judge, it is simple, because we don’t love anyone or anything. Criticism, judgement, bad mouthing in any form that it will appear reveals that our love for god is missing since He does not want us to judge, it also shows that a great deal of love is missing towards our brother since God wants us to love our brother as ourselves, even for our enemy he wants us to have love. When all of this is housed inside us, we will in turn understand their great value and we will begin to live on a higher -say bird’s eye view level, spiritually and then everyone will know that we are God’s children.
My brothers and sisters, the lack of love in our lives also manifests in our rudeness, in other words the contempt we have for others, there is nothing worse. When you have no love, you have no leniency or clemency in others mistakes, therefore you humiliate them inside your mind and you condemn them. We should not judge anyone. Especially when we know that this is what God wants. Besides, have you thought, or have I thought, how many problems or how many demons a friend, a brother, or an enemy, may be fighting within them! With how many thoughts! What may concern him! So let's try not to judge anyone. Judge ourselves only, let us all do this and correct ourselves. The Lord said, in Matthew 7:5 and Luke 6:42 "first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.”
God, my brothers and sisters took us from non-existence and brought us to the light of life, to existence. Existence is not of your own or my own accomplishment, but God’s. Take a moment and ask ourselves this question. Who amongst us has actually designed ourselves. Let us think of who chose to have two eyes, two hands, two feet, one heart, one mind? Was not everything given? Let us learn and study from everything and everyone. Not acting smart, but actual research on God’s wisdom, until we get to know ourselves, our God, and His regenerative teaching, which gives life, otherwise we will not be able to achieve much in our lives. When ego and apostasy (distancing from God) continue in our lives, it leads to turmoil and unpredictability - but I believe for us, God’s grace has returned to our lives. Today solutions exist for all of us, there are specifically two ways to live. We could live as nothing is a miracle, as if God does not exist, or you and I can live as if everything is a miracle, and that everything comes from God, who is the life giving organism and this is the only truth and that we live the miracle everyday.
Let us be careful of our way of living, because this is what causes us to forget that we are God’s children, unfortunately without knowing we have cut the spiritual umbilical cord that was attached with God the Father and today we are undernourished and this is why we suffer. How does this umbilical cord cut, it is simple: By saying, I have work, I don’t have time to concern myself with God, or I will concern with Him later, etc. A person put a picture on facebook which displayed a sign as you walked into a cemetery here in Greece. On the door was written: we also had work, and we left them half done! This is the truth because everyone is justified. One person is justified by saying that I purchased some cows, the other says that they have work, the other says that I purchased a vineyard etc. In other words the excuses not to read God’s Word, not to pray, not to work to increase your spiritual state has cut this umbilical cord with God the Father.
It has been shown that the reality and the truth that everyone thinks they have is just an illusion of today, which has been defined in your life, and in my life by others. I am not saying that it is wrong, it is just what you can manage today and what God’s wisdom has given in your life, and in my life today. It is not complete or the most correct. Many things will change and for many you will regret. But if you want to evolve spiritually, and if I want to evolve spiritually, then all of us must understand and respect that everyone’s truth is unique, separate, personal, different, though very persistent for anyone who lives. By persistent Thomas means that even though we know what is good for us like reading God’s Word etc, in reality our habits persist in us causing us to make excuses for us not to read but to watch a television program or binge on Youtube. The reason our reality is so persistent is because neurons are created that do wrong for us without us. Let me expand on this. Our mind develops either through genetics or our environment. If we are accustomed to do one action, it is very hard for us to change this action even if we see that it may not be good for us or if there is something better. Paul speaks of this problem in Romans 7:15. I do not understand what I do, for what I want to do I do not but what I hate I do. He identified that Christ is the saviour and he wants to emulate Him but He is stuck in doing what he used to do. If you are reading this don’t despair. There is hope for everyone, in fact anyone can eventually change thanks to the Holy Spirit. We see the same Paul later on in life saying in Galatians 2:20, My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Christ through the Holy Spirit has managed to undo all the bad programming in Paul and made him into an individual who walks the path of godliness.
Still, let us understand that it is wrong to think that the truth you have is the only truth in your life, and to be dogmatic or fanatical about it. Friend or brother understand that whoever took their place in judging what they see and what they hear will get what’s coming to them, because they obsess over others mistakes therefore triggering death in their lives, because with judgement they get angry. Anger pours toxin into the blood and poisons us.
Let us not be fanatical, let us not box or cage ourselves with our ignorance and let us not cage anyone in anything that we think is true. For you to learn, for me to learn the truth you must be reborn, I must be reborn, you study, I study to become good, simple, clean, holy, for you and I to become Love. And this is also a part of the truth, there are others. The others are to know God. The biggest of all mysteries is God. God is the only truth, and those who become of God, truly of God and know God become truth. Amen.
Let us be careful of something else, which is that many run right and left to learn about the future and get entangled with silly entrepreneurial people’s revelations. None of them can understand that our lives are short and unforeseeable. Indeed many consider that if someone were to live for a hundred years in a best case scenario is actually quite an accomplishment. Let us not kid ourselves. Life is short. You will learn about your future quite quickly, since the years pass away quickly. If you want, be a little patient and pray so that you may have a good, simple and positive (or godly) life filled with spiritual holy surprises. Whatever the future may be, without God there is no future or present, nothing will exist. Without God’s word, whatever you learn about the future, loses its value especially if we don’t change.
Once, someone wanted to paint Christ and looking for a long time, he found someone that looked like Christ, he was young, good looking, he shone. When the painter told him his intentions, he who looked like Christ accepted and the painter painted him. Many years later the painter thought of also painting the devil and he began searching in jails and in other places where people did not have good living conditions. He found a person who was very ugly, and very angry and wild looking. The painter told him what he wanted to do and he who was ugly responded: ok paint me as the devil. Upon painting him, eyes streamed down the subject’s face, the painter asked him why he was crying and he answered: I am the one you painted as the Christ many years ago! The same person whom he once painted as Christ, he later painted as the devil! This is why it is good to be careful. It is also good to not brag that we are of God’s or that we are of a certain spiritual level or a bright future. Without God’s word in our lives, without Jesus, life is unforeseeable. Lord have mercy and cleanse me!
We have to be able to be spiritually flexible, let us not be one-sided, strict, unapproachable, it does not help. Let us see what does help; many times our psycho-emotional world will have to change. Do not seek to be the same person, everyday either harsh or ruthless. What I mean: Today you may need a woman to be your God, to live in your heart, in your mind. Therefore you need to be more compromising, more affectionate. Another day you will need God in your heart, in your life, or a hero, or a man, to help you get over some obstacles that will free you from what oppresses your life and yet in another period of time you may want a child to live in you and to be your God, that is, you want to forgive, embrace, play, and enjoy. So do not be fanatical about anything. Learn to move with ease. Acquire trained (finely tuned) sensors. Only in this way will you ensure and secure a qualitative and quantitative life, amen.
Criticism and bad mouthing are the biggest sins and they remove God’s grace from your life more than any other sin. A saint once said, “just as water smothers a fire, likewise criticism smothers God’s grace”. Besides there are consequences. If you don’t cut criticism, judgement, bad mouthing, you will not be saved either from sickness or from death. Let us be careful about this because it is very important. Let’s ask ourselves why mental and health issues are so prevalent today, the answer is simple, because we judge, because we don’t change ourselves, because we have forgotten to interact with God’s Word. We continually talk about what one person or the other is doing. Besides that, the life that you will experience as a human being if judgement does not stop, will not be good, you will have conflicts and dead ends. In short, it will be a life of turmoil (with many conflicts).
A person who criticizes, pushes away God’s grace. This person remains helpless, as a natural consequence, he thinks that everyone else is to blame and never himself. With these demons, not only can you not change but neither can you cut off your faults and if you or I cannot understand our faults, you won’t humble and I won’t humble myself and we will fail continually. But if the mistake is understood by everyone who is wrong and they ask for God's help, then God's grace comes again. Thus man is filled with the wisdom of God, with the attributes of God, with the grace of God, with the will of God and they will prevail in our lives. In this manner we will build God’s mind and then of Christ’s body, the body of glory.
My brothers and sisters, God’s will is holy, pure, spiritually divine, honest, good, unselfish, philanthropic, divine. When god’s will enters in our lives, it has spiritually divine beginnings, and its target and purpose is always for man’s salvation. The salvation which makes our minds god-like and our bodies incorruptible, immortal. Yet man’s will which has ignorance is egotistical, cunning, wicked, self interested, pressing, filled with judgements, it ends up being evil and this is always motivated by the needs of materialism and the flesh. Our will is self destructive, unforeseen, with tragic consequences for he that possesses it and for all those around him, may it not be. For us to enter into God’s wisdom, each one of us must come face to face with bad habits, with wicked thoughts, with manmade ideologies and commands, with fanaticisms, with this whole system that has first been accepted and lived inside us. The world’s aspirations and god’s aspirations are totally different. We all know what is of this world’s and what is of God’s. In the epistle to the Romans the following is said,
8 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.
9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.
13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
My brothers and sisters, with the Holy Spirit’s grace and our self directed struggle, let us put to death our worldly and fleshly thinking, so that we may live forever with Christ to enlighten the people of this world that live in darkness of ignorance and sin with our example, as the Lord stated. What did He say in Matthew 5:14 You are the light of the world. A city located on a hill can’t be hidden. 15 Neither do you light a lamp, and put it under a measuring basket, but on a stand; and it shines to all who are in the house. 16 Even so, let your light shine before men; that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
We leave from here and we go to an admonition, a piece of advice from the apostle Paul in 1 Thessalonians 5:16 - 5:18. It says: Rejoice always. 17 Pray without ceasing. 18 In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus toward you.
Let us break this down and see what it means, the first part: rejoice always. How can we achieve this and how do we bring it to our lives? God gives you, let's say, a lot of money, fine, what do I do with it? Do you put it to use like the fool? If I keep building more warehouses then I'll just simply lose it all. We all know the parable of the fool, he is the greedy one, he who continually wants more and more, and there is no end in sight. Money is good, many people of God were wealthy, but they managed the money with love, they used it for themselves first, for their family and then for those who they understood deserved to be helped, and the reason that they deserved it is because they had something good, pure, humble.
Let us talk about animals as an example, the dog gets the bone with the meat you throw at it and at least it eats the bone and the meat. But if the rich person becomes stingy, greedy, he ends up having millions in the bank and he himself is dying of hunger. That is why it is good to avoid greed and to become good managers of whatever wealth God gave us, God trusted us. That is, I use the money to make my life comfortable so I can find time to become a person of God. This is good, smart. If I do not become a person of God, then I become selfish and in the end a fool.
I put everything to good use and for a good purpose, which means that I partake in someone else’s need, if they deserve it, this requires caution. When I do this, then I will get joy, happiness will increase because happiness increases when you give something that someone lacks. When you give happiness, you will receive happiness and the fact that you made someone happy, that you helped them and in turn they are happy, then that person will cherish this and you will be happy. Moreover, god seeing your wisdom and the manner in which you manage money with love, then he will multiply it. Let us be careful though, let’s not throw our money away. We will give where we believe it will do good because we can also do harm, wisdom is required. The Word of God says for your hand to sweat, not to give money easily because in the end you will be in danger o man.
Do we need more happiness? Let us see what else we can do. For example, you got educated, ok this is good, what will you do now? Should you act like the wise person now and say that everyone else is useless? Then you will be useless also. If I understand though, that what I know and understand is something insignificant yet a small gift from God in comparison to His wisdom, and I use this education with love, so that others can benefit and evolve with it then yes happiness will multiply.
Another happiness that you can receive is if God calls you, to study God’s Word which as a natural consequence makes us have love towards God. Love towards God, ensures spiritual knowledge and a quantitative and qualitative life. This is a very great gift because the gospel of Christ is in itself a complete spiritual drug store. This is true, we all know that God is the doctor of our souls and our bodies. Christ’s medication is the Word of God. When God comes, yes, we receive a lot of happiness. Yet here is a trap which many fall within. They act spiritual, as God’s representative. Then happiness leaves, the spirit which came for a little, will leave in order to test you. It did not find a good manager (or administrator) and therefore it left. We have to understand that whatever God gives us, He gives it to us from His love and He wants to see how we will use everything. If we use them well, then He will reward us, He will appreciate us, He will bless us even further. He will make us happy and He will end up trusting us. It is a big thing for God to see people taking His commands seriously. Yes the Lord loves us but this does not mean that He trusts us. For Him to trust us, we will have to show Him, or else everything good that will come into our lives, will come for a little while. How many of us love certain people but we don’t trust them, and the reason being is that they say lies, they do conniving things, etc. caution is required, but if anyone understands this, they will have great happiness and they will succeed in, Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks.
My brothers and sisters if we share ourselves and whatever we have on the table of love and use proper management then God will share Himself with us much more than whatever we dreamed of.
In this manner we become saints, we become bearers of the Holy Spirit, we become a perfumery of the Spirit and joy and happiness and everything (good) comes. In this manner from slaves we become inheritors, co-inheritors and partakers. If we don’t do it in this manner, then we will remain as slaves. The slaves look for what they can grab, may it not be for us to become ravenous raptors may it not be. If we become predators then instead of happiness sadness will come. One sadness will follow the other and we will be saying, My God, didn’t I do this or the other in your name? Etc. Yet he didn’t do it for God or for his brother or sister, he did it for himself.
The elder named Paisios, a simple person of God says: When you have sadness, it means that God is missing. Whereby it can be seen that you don’t have love and that everything was hypocritical and you did everything in order to feed your ego and not because you wanted to do God’s will. Let’s change all the bad and make it all good. We can, amen.
My brothers and sisters, the mind that is distanced from God, becomes like an animal. This is why we should first talk about God to someone we want to help and then let’s help them. If they don’t want to hear about God only money, if we cannot avoid them then give them a little. It makes no sense to give to someone that has no God or respect, since they resemble a pig that when you wash it, once it finds mud it will fall back in. Perhaps with love, we can show them that we can make them better, they will listen to us, and into his logic will come God’s Word and God’s Wisdom. He or She who we help spiritually or materially, if they insist on not concerning themselves about God, let’s avoid them because then we will be in danger. Caution is required in whomever has no God and we give, because they will make poor use of the help and fill themselves with demons. Let us not insist. The Lord said in Matthew 7:6, “Don’t give that which is holy to the dogs, neither throw your pearls before the pigs, lest perhaps they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces. Now you will tell me, are we not dogs? Naturally we are but we try to become humans, if this friend (whom we are helping) tries, then it is good.
One time someone thought that they were a person of God, he told me, Thomas let us not give that which is holy to the dogs. I had the nerve and told him, “Why did God give to you and I? Where we not dogs? And don’t we continue to be?” Yes I guess he responded half heartedly. That which the Lord does to us, let us do it to others. From that point onwards if we insist on being “dogs” then we will suffer the consequences.
We conclude, therefore, that thanksgiving comes from rational beings that help other rational beings find their way. The rational beings know God and understand that because of Him, they have life, friends, money, or have learned science. In a few words, they were blessed, since God gave them life, both qualitative and quantitative. Those who now understand this, understand that this is more than enough for them to give what God gave them to other brothers and sisters. Those who do not give, do not help where it is worth helping, they belong to the illogical beings, and as a natural consequence they have not realized that God gave them life, money, mind, hands, feet, everything, as well as their existence.
In the second part of the verse it says, “pray incessantly”. Yes prayer is the stimulus for power in everything, in the present and future life. The person that prays is the highlight of God’s glory in the world. Without prayer, whatever work you manifest in the end becomes evil. When we pray, we speak with God, when we study, God speaks to us. In this manner we create a dialogue with God, this is a great thing! We will do this until we get to know God through the Holy Spirit and eventually see Him as He is. Enoch, it is said, prayed for 300 years and he had one request: to not die. This faith in life, to God, gave him life, and God. Let’s all of us do this.
The third part is “rejoice in everything”. This means, that I have understood that the God who loves me, trains me, educates me, develops me and wants me to become in His likeness, His equal. The person that accepts this training, becomes a child of God with God’s wisdom, with signs, with gifts, with fruits, with God like characteristics, amen. Here now I will give you a good trick for trouble to leave. My dear brother and sister, if you want your problems to leave you then begin to say: thank you God for this life, for the good, for the problems, for the training, for everything. Only this gratitude takes you away from problems, amen. Gratitude, happiness, peace, and humbleness will correct all the problems be they spiritual, psychological, or physical - like diabetes, high cholesterol, triglycerides, pains, autoimmune. The Bible corrects all, it is a drug. Patience and persistence are required. The reason why the Gospel of Christ heals us is because it has the great ability to change the biochemical processes in the brain, which results in our body becoming conforming or like god’s glory. The way is simple, when God comes into our lives, He ensures us happiness under all circumstances. There are many today that laugh but deep down inside they are crying. It is one thing for happiness to be directed or choreographed and we are acting as the protagonist and it is quite another when happiness comes from God. God’s happiness makes our genes excited.
Once when I was at my cabin and praying, in a moment I saw a light, within this light appeared the Lord! When I saw this, my whole body along with my cells, and genes acted as if a one liter engine came to life inside me, the power was so great that I could not bear it.
In fact, in a fraction of a second, my whole body was white! Science says that this happens to someone who has a lot of joy, who has balance of the mind, of the spirit, and peace. This therefore is the happiness we seek to have.
My brothers and sisters, to anyone who dedicates themselves to God the Father not only does he find happiness but God also ensures in this person wisdom, peace, faith, heavenly and celestial goods. If a person applies the Gospel of Christ, he renews like an eagle and becomes a newborn in terms of health. And let us understand that all illnesses are psycho emotional. If we go therefore to the doctor of the souls and bodies, we will be healed, amen. Let us put it to the test my brothers and sisters, in other words, take, read and take the blood pressure meter and you will see that the Gospel regulates the pressure, the heart, the cholesterol, the triglycerides, the stress, deficiency, arrhythmia, stomach problems, etc. Christ’s peace is above every mind. Peace is a surpassing or higher path. Let us learn to think like God so that we may always act divinely.
Moreover, God’s Word tells us in Phillipians 4:8 whatever things are true, whatever things are honorable, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report; if there is any virtue, and if there is any praise, think about these things. All these things are very true and serious. Each Christian should understand all this and eventually live with these principles. If we want to live He therefore is the way we should think. The worldly person speaks these things without understanding yet a spiritual person glorifies God because he has understood them. It can be seen that when you want to say something to someone, friend, brother or enemy and you don’t have peace, then you will get entangled, because ego enters and you insult the person you are addressing. If you say it with peace, he will listen to you. If you say it with malice, you will have opposite results even though you are right.
The third is “give thanks for everything”. This is being completed in our lives when we understand that “everything works for the good for those who love God”. Since everything is good, study, learn correct and you will be able to live in the Lord, with intentions to reach to “You are gods, all of you are sons of the Most High.” as it states in Psalms 82:6. We have all the means to build the body of Christ to acquire the body of our Christ.