Second part of the speech - Mutual trust among rational beings is everything
Let’s begin with a prayer
Our Father in heaven,
May your name be kept holy.
Let your Kingdom come.
Let your will be done, as in heaven, so on earth.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our debts, as we also forgive our debtors.
Bring us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
For yours is the Kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
The following prayer is transliterated from an old Greek prayer. Thomas says it in this speech. I tried my best to transliterate it and translate it for your understanding as I could not find an official english translation.
Christ, the true light, that illuminates and sanctifies every person coming into the world, the light of Thy person marks us, it is an unapproachable light that directs our steps towards works that carry out your command, the intercessions of your blessed Mother, who is:
A miracle of the highest nature, the heavenly scene of the Most High, the supreme peak of virtue, the great bay of mercy, the inexhaustible bay of mercy, the depth of misunderstood mysteries of the obedient, the God made container of the most high, you praiseworthy goddess Mary. We plead at great length Lord,
Make us all instruments of peace.
Let us put love in the place of hate.
In the place of hubris, let us put an apology.
In the place of ignorance, let us put faith.
In the place of division, let us put unity.
In the place of hopelessness, let us put hope.
In the place of sadness, let us put happiness.
Lord let us not ask to be comforted as much as to comfort,
Let us not ask to be loved as much as to love.
Because when we give we get.
When we forget ourselves, we find it again.
When we forgive ourselves we receive forgiveness
As well as the eternal, incorruptible, immortal life which you promise to those that love you.
Our voluntary spiritual journey to the land of the living continues. We have all entered the level of virtues today. The struggle has started. Athletes and disciples of Christ conduct races now is the time of God's favor, now is the day of salvation (2 Corinthians 6:2). The prize for all athletes is godliness. The night is far gone, and the day is near. Let’s therefore throw off the deeds of darkness, and let’s put on the armor of light. (Romans 13:12). Let's throw away the old and let all of us be restored as eagles to participate in eternal life. Today, all together, in power and through the Holy Spirit, we can lift ourselves and become perfect men, in the age and completeness of our Christ.
Our soul and our body have need of God (think of him as the electricity that recharges our batteries). With God’s presence in our lives, the world gets enlightened since our thoughts and our works and our desires are transformed spiritually. With God’s presence our faith becomes living, our love selfless, humbleness gets entrenched within us, we receive God like gentleness, we have forgiveness beloved by God. Everyone’s objective who is on this path is: holiness. Our own goal is for our faith to become a living faith, active yet activated via love until we all become inheritors of God, co-inheritors with Christ and partakers of His Glory. (here Thomas is reiterating Paul’s sayings. Imagine a kingdom being built where due to our cleanliness we become inheritors of this Kingdom just like Christ who showed it to us initially and we partake of all the good that is found in this city or kingdom. This is what Thomas and Paul mean of His Glory. This partaking includes and is by no means limited to our bodies being transformed, us becoming immortal, saying things and they happen, creating food from thin air, walking on water or on air, being happy, being fearless etc.)
The lazy person who stands in the stadium as a spectator and witnesses this spiritual life and is not an athlete (or a competitor) of spiritual life, fills themselves with thoughts, their imagination produces nothing, images are fake, the motivating aspects of the world are in vain. Life in a few words is destroyed. Yet for the person of God that competes in the in the arena of virtues, that struggles, the body works on a daily basis for food, as well as saving the soul because the devil, walks around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. (1 Peter 5:8)
Let us pray to the Lord so that He may grant us the Spirit of Life, so that we may all partake in incorruptible life. Let us not concern ourselves with the world and let us not have curiosity. The apostle Paul through the Holy Spirit, revealed to us in 2 Thessalonians 3:11, For we hear of some who walk among you in rebellion, who don’t work at all, but are busybodies. Worldly curiosity is a source of spiritual and bodily disaster and it is always hidden behind concern. Let us pray to the Lord so as to not possess the spirit of curiosity, spirit of laziness, of arrogance, spirit of wickedness, but a spirit of God, pure and true, filled with Christ’s love so that we can entertain pure spiritual activities on a daily basis. Let us not concern ourselves with idle words, with dumb matters. The Lord said, in Matthew 12:36 I tell you that every idle word that men speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. Therefore let us avoid worldly curiosity and idle, or dumb words because this is how the brain fills with stupidity and afterwards we struggle quite a bit to make it function according to God’s will, to bring it back to the laws of life since without realizing it, we are led away to a dead end, the mind gets filled with stupidity and as a natural consequence it cannot be filled with wisdom which our soul and body have need of.
As well, let us not try to convince anyone that we are of God and let us not want to charm anyone. It is a waste of time. If we want to work spiritually with a goal to convince or to charm anyone it should be God, with our works and words and not people (every person will receive a calling from God and will find Him). Because to Him belongs, the honor, the glory, everything since He with the power of the word has made us Gods. A person of God, a holy person, wrote:
How are you like fire that burns
How are you like water that refreshes me,
You burn yet you sweeten
And how do you make corruption disappear?
How do you make humans into Gods and show light to darkness,
How do you raise from Hades and you make immortals from mortals?
How do you drag the darkness into the light and how do you break it up at night,
How do you embrace my heart and how do continually change me?
How do you become one with man and how do you make him a son of God,
How do you burn him with your desire and how do you injure without a sword?
How do you bear with us, how are you patient with your knocking, how you delay, and while you are outside of us? you see?
You are very far from us and yet how is it that whatever one does, you see?
Grant patience to your slaves, so that they do not get covered with black sadness.
My brothers and sisters, our being, our existence was created by God, and this is why we should make the effort so that we do not die spiritually or physically. God created life and not death. Our goal should be life with Christ, with God. Incorruptibility and later immortality should be our goal. These can come into our lives through God’s word in the beginning, and later through the Holy Spirit and eventually with God’s presence. Let us also become God’s Word. Let us be filled with God’s spirit, which has many ways of entertaining the person who dedicates himself. Let’s dedicate ourselves so that we may become God’s children, incorruptible, immortal, filled with eternal life, with fruits and with gifts, with signs with characteristics, with virtues. Behold, now is the acceptable time. Behold, now is the day of salvation. 2 Corinthians 6:2. Christ is the way, the truth and life, and since He is the way, it is to our benefit that we follow him, not externally (by saying that we follow Him) but internally, spiritually. Let us not forget that in the beginning we will be alone by ourselves for a little while and we will wrestle with powers that stand as an obstacle in front of us, not to destroy us but to strengthen us spiritually so that under all circumstances we learn not to lose hope but to fight and defeat since we have God as an ally.
Despair or hopelessness is ego’s greatest mechanism. Let me expand on this. Many times people despair on a spiritual level, or on a physical level, and this naturally reveals and leads a person or many people to a dead end. An egoist is lead to a dead end. It is good for us not to despair but to fight continually, to keep on trying, moreover for a person of God everything works for the good and pure. In other words the pinnacle of ego is hopelessness, which presents many complaints towards God, to brother, to friend and to everyone.
One time, where I was sitting at my cabin and praying, God gave inside me a happiness through the Holy Spirit ( I am neither a lyricist or a poet). I wrote a poem, so I will say this poem I wrote:
"With the Word of God in my life
my soul is now rejoicing,
Spirit, Grace, and Wisdom, have become for me of value.
The time has come for me to live, but also to be happy.
Light for all ages is the holy teaching.
My life has gotten meaning with the Lord with me,
with Him I will live and the world I will win.
The Spirit of the Lord, I now want to acquire,
in the good world, I now want to be sanctified.
The wise teacher is now my God.
I went to silence to live life.
Now my treasures are in my prayer,
love I want to spread and to become of God.
Now hope has come, which will become a country,
where I will eat, to live in Christ
God make your purpose,
For me to become a child of your heart
So I can become in life a supreme land.
Luckily I was a baby, so I can become wise,
I was in jail and now came to life.
With the Spirit of God, you avoided destruction.
you live strong truths, that are all divine.
With the Lord together, we are allies for incorruptible life,
you have a lot of power and a living faith.
the life of the Lord provokes awesomeness,
study it and you will see it is to wonder,
You do not have to try, to find the material,
Christ is the one who will bring what you want.
Come now to Christ and you will have treasure.
O the wisdom of the world, look where it leads us,
to the breath of death.
Now come to life to have breath,
Come now to life so that you may have breath,
And stay at the source,
That makes you strong,
So you may reach God.
My brothers and sisters, the Lord gave His life as a ransom for many. We all live with His grace. We don’t have to be perfect but what is needed is for us to know our mistakes, and secondly not to stop seeking for God’s mercy. The way we do this is with our continual activity and effort. This is the proper way of doing this until God’s mercy is assured in our lives: continual spiritual activity and effort. Death my brothers and sisters does not come when we make a real effort, but it arrives when there is no effort, in effect when God is completely missing from our lives. As a natural consequence, (without God) whatever we do, all our works unfortunately become toxic. When you learn and you don’t have the intention or the willingness to apply what you have learned then this knowledge becomes a forbidden fruit. Therefore death does not come from food, or by one’s own ego but from the bad management of our freedom. Our poor relationship with God is determined by our indifference to do His will.
Here we ask a question pertaining to this topic, who is free to be able to choose freely? Because many state that we manage our freedom poorly when it comes to distinguishing the good and the bad. It can be seen my brothers and sisters that man does not have freedom and the reason is because he does not know what it means to be free. Moreover, God it is written, in Romans 9:18, God has mercy on whom he wants to have mercy, and he hardens whom he wants to harden. Did we forget that He called Moses to the mountain and He gave him powers yet to the Pharaoh He hardened him. In other words He made it difficult for him to change his mind and want to love God. Let us learn to accept the calling because God wants to educate us so that we may become conformant (I prefer to use the word like Him). Who knows better what is good for us? Us with our ignorance or God, the Father? Therefore, it can be seen that a man who does not have Christ, behind his supposed freedom his passions lie hidden. Man does not know what freedom is. He thinks that he is free yet his passions incite him to choose anything. This is why death comes into our lives, because God is missing from it. When God lives in us though no matter how things may be, either the I entered or that we ate food which is supposedly bad for our health, whatever we may eat, even if we eat sawdust as an example, (when God lives in us experientially) this sawdust will be changed, will evolve into proteins. Everyone states that a strong immune system can destroy everything within a matter of seconds. The Lord in Mark 16:18 said it as follows: when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well. Everything in our life can be healed, diseases, passions, egoisms, poverty, loneliness, etc. as long as we do not lose our faith, as long as we adhere to prayer and supplication, to the study, and as long as we enter the sanctuary. With the Spirit of God within us, we will be far away from any confusion, whether it be spiritual, biological, or psycho-emotional.
Let us go to the garden of Eden, to the first made. Here, we ask, would death have come if God did not want it? No, certainly not. He is God. He does whatever He wants and whatever He wants He makes it happen. Let us understand that He always determines what is good for Himself and for us. And if we want to be serious, let us not allow ourselves to believe otherwise, or that God is this or the other. God is everything and through Him we exist and His plan for us is taking place. So let us not believe that death comes from other factors: food, water, or because we have sinned once or twice, etc., but to realize that death comes because of a treaty that was violated (it was violated then as it is violated today by everyone. Just to take a small example it states in the bible do not judge so that you won’t be judged, who does not judge?). This condition determines life and death, because if God wanted Adam not to know death, then He would not tell him in Genesis 2:17 “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.” but He would of told him, “whatever you eat from you will not die.” In the new economy(as Thomas calls it which means in the New Testament) it is written, when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all. Therefore if God wanted, He would not have said anything to Adam regarding this matter, and Adam would not know better or otherwise. The fruit did not bring death but the command brought forth the belief in death by him breaking it or disobeying it. Now if someone hears this command and breaks it, he will die because he will have believed it. Today though let’s rejoice because things have changed through Christ. Today with God’s grace which chases everyone to make sure everyone receives this mercy, sin is being nullified by God’s grace which chases everyone of us. You sin yet you still have a right to live. Naturally this is not with the spirit of manipulation, in other words to sin and to say that mercy exists (moreover sin is relative for everyone, something which for myself is sin, for someone else it may not be. God determines sin through His Word or it is determined by our lack of knowledge- what is meant by lack of knowledge, is that we are not immune to sin, whatever bad habits were passed to us through childbirth ie dna or by our life experiences has propagated sin in our body. It is our responsibility to understand what that sin is and remove it from our lives so that we do not die).
In the event, where our ignorance or lack of knowledge is unknown to us, we will not say that because God forgives us, “I will sin and God will forgive me”. This shows complete ignorance. Because whoever sins, does not understand the problem with sin, especially when it becomes a passion. It is because of sin, or weakness, that you become weak, you lose your freedom, your life, your power, your identity and your personality. You lose your God. In the bible, the Lord said something important in Matthew 10:37, “Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.”
Love is and will be given to familiar faces and to all persons, friends or spiritual brothers, as well as enemies too. It is one thing to have love and quite another to have weakness, which becomes a sin. With Christ’s presence, we all have the right to study today to be able to distinguish love from weakness. If we study we will leave sin behind. It is natural for anyone who studies with truth, for sin to depart, to leave him slowly-slowly. Other stimuli, other motivators, and other pursuits enter his mind. A person who has not studied anything, who has not placed a goal in his life, to become something, occupies himself with matters that don’t concern him, curiosity enters, so does ego, he concerns himself with one person or another and if you sit to speak with him, he can tell you all the world’s gossip, to what is happening around him, and you can see on what level that he is living. If you go to a person who is a researcher though, who searches, someone who wants to heal the world or to find a medicine, he has a whole lot of interesting things to say. Now if this person sits to listen to a discussion with the previous individual who had no goals, he would say, “What is he saying? Is he well? Here man is dying and they concern themselves with that - meaning the gossip?” and he will go back to his ways, to what he was doing, researching and changing the world. A spiritual person does the same. If we are not spiritual we will fill ourselves up with carobs (or worthless things) inside of us and as a result we will not function but mal function and this can be seen by all the problems we have.
Besides, if God didn’t want death to come, then death would not have come, even the tree in the garden of eden He would have destroyed it, just like the Lord Jesus destroyed the fig tree, so that Adam and Eve would not find it and eat the fruit of it, if it accidentally appeared in the Garden, and God saw that man was at risk. There is a case to be made where we could say that God knows but He does not control everything, and there may be other gods, or other powerful powers, that have brought forth the tree. This can NOT happen. There is only one God and nothing is done without His will. It is written, in Luke 21:18, But not a hair of your head will perish. So everything therefore is God's plan. We all have a life giving organism, angels, man, animals, Creation, everything. Everything was created by the Word which came out from God. John the Theologian speaks of the beginning in the Book of John 1:1-3 as follows: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
Today many people say that God respects man’s freedom, and that is why He has left the first made to taste of the tree, or to sin. But we must understand that there can be no freedom present in a being made by God if this being did not even ask himself about his coming to existence, let alone his evolution. Someone who is free does not die. A free person lives eternally. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. (John 8:36). A free person does not have limits or rules, he knows how to manage everything. He does not create rivalries or conflicts. We are not free but we will be free just like we don’t have love, but we will become love, just as we are not humble, but we will become humble with the struggle. The apostle Paul demonstrated that we are not free by saying in Romans 7:23-25, but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! After several years the same Paul said, I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Freedom exists in the case where man can become God. When that freedom exists we are able to see if man could become God. Here it would be shown whether people with their freedom since they have understood the good and the bad would choose God and travel with Him or not. Just like the Son who was God, but respected the Beginning, God the Father. This is a big thing, to respect the begining! Therefore until we reach the point where we are free, training will be required first and afterwards we will see what freedom means and how we will use it. Indeed afterwards we will see who will have the ability and will truly be free but humble since someone free is humble. Humble means that they know about the existence of God and he thanks God for his own existence. The humble person always thanks God for his own existence (and role) in God’s plan.
The humble person does not sin and secondly the humble person is free because He understands who is the reason for his existence and naturally respects Him and follows Him under all circumstances. The humble person understands the following quotes from scripture:
So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who has mercy. (Romans 9:16)
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom can be no variation, nor turning shadow. (James 1:17)
And not a hair of your head will perish. (Luke 21:18)
A humble person has endless energy, day and night because he is humble and he wants to please his Father, he wants to be next to Him. If only we could be deserving of this great virtue that is called humbleness and quickly understand its great worth. Wherever humbleness exists, God exists. Wherever humbleness exists God is leading in front. A humble person could not be touched because he is under protection from Heaven.
We leave from here now to see something else. We know that the Father through the Holy Spirit - it is written - revealed to the wise Solomon, in the Book of Solomon verses 1:13-1:14 For God made not death: neither hath he pleasure in the destruction of the living. For he created all things, that they might have their being: and the generations of the world were healthful; and there is no poison of destruction in them, nor the kingdom of death upon the earth: since He Himself is life. For us thou, life gains value only when death comes, especially when death approaches our own lives, this is when we understand its true worth. Today, we have found the solution to our problems, since with one dedication, with one true repentance, everything changes, we can all come back to life. Now the question arises, for us to understand the importance of life, do we have to die? Why does God lead us to death, since He himself does not know death? Here again it means that God is only life, for Himself but we become life through death. And the reason why God knows death which He grants to us is because before we were born from His Word, we did not exist in His plan. From a certain time onwards, we existed, we are His creation, but prior to being born to Him we were dead since we did not exist. This is how He knows and He determines death, even though He himself has never experienced it, since He does not die. He knows that death exists for us because prior to our life on earth we did not exist. We though until we become gods, since we have not fulfilled His commandments, we experience and get to know death when it comes. At that moment we understand the value of life and as a natural consequence we do everything in our power to live.
I have questioned Thomas a few times on this matter, of God not knowing death, because I have a hard time understanding how God does not know death since He has created everything. The best example I can use to describe what Thomas is trying to say is to look at it from a human perspective. As a parent we know what it is like to create a life. Where there was nothing before, now there is a human being that lives and breathes and this is due in large part to us. If this child dies (god forbid), we will know what it is like to lose someone but we never really experience the death ourselves in our own bodies. I would take the same comparison with God. He has created everything, every day He sees people dying and coming to life yet He himself has never tasted death.
From the moment that the Father willed for our existence, we can live with His counsel (or advice) and we can indeed reach the level of becoming gods, and to partaking of the glory of this God. In this manner we become free. There is only one reason why God allows death, a condition which existed prior to our birth. He wants us to respect The Being and the Beginning. God the Father is the life creating organism. With death we learn to have pure intentions (we change), just like the Father has for us. We don’t need to fear God, but to love Him. It has been proven that God loves us. His intentions are clean, pure, holy since He wants to make us like Him. The only thing that is needed is for our objectives to be clean. We have Christ as an example. God in this manner wants to make us in His image. The point is, and I will say it again, are our intentions pure? It turns out they are not. This is why we die. Only with death does man understand what life means, and yet not all understand but those who have salvation as a goal and they seek for God’s mercy.
Here I want to say something that leads many people to a dead end. What is it? Do you want to be a person of God. What do most people do? Instead of studying God’s wisdom, they grab a book which speaks of man’s wants, or another that speaks of the devil, or another which speaks of food. Simply like this, without them knowing, they lie in their beds or at their desks, they open the book and they read it. As they read it, they see that the Devil went to this person and said this, then he went to another and said something else! If you keep reading these books and those stories, the brain keeps everything in memory and without you realizing it, it creates inside you the same predicament, whatever happens to this evil possessed person will happen to you, and instead of learning about God the opposite happens. Whatever you read, it later gets automatically repeated in you, then you begin to fear, and then instead of speaking of God, you speak of the devil, and you live with him many dead ends that have consequences in your psycho-emotional life, in your spiritual development, and in your biological body. (We alone fall into this trap from our lack of learning and our ignorance because we don’t read truthful and quality material so that we may have quality and quantity in our lives). As such without realizing it, you become evil (since you insist on further reading, and why? because negative curiosity sets in). Later, this negative curiosity and knowledge becomes faith, then you acquire many thoughts, you cannot check them and still later pains start making themselves present in your body, you get arrhythmia to the heart, autoimmune diseases are created etc. Subsequently you run to the doctors, you take medication, your breathing is not right, you are struggling, you start getting scared and there is no end in sight. A shakeup is created from the confusion and from the thoughts. The brain gets blocked. Left alone each person without anyone having touched him, reads (or listens to) something negative or he listens to something which he cannot process, he believes it and this later on creates fear, and that is how death comes. Yet the good works differently.
I will bring forth an example of how it works. You read God’s Word, and if you are pure you take from it what is good, or rather let me be precise, let’s not say pure but positive, optimistic, good intentioned, because only God is pure. Then, because of the way you read God’s Word, if it is positive, good intentioned, you receive happiness, you acquire positive faith and you ensure positive development, energy, life, because a person of God sees everything working for the good and pure. I will bring another example. We say, I want to go on a trip. Should I go to the United States or to Europe? Here both are good, therefore do not worry or question or have doubts, just happiness. You have for example, two cakes in front of you. To choose which one you want, if you want to have both of them you say, “ I will eat a little from the two”. Yet with the negative if you read something which is not part of life’s wisdom (which is to say God’s wisdom), it becomes negative and fear is created. This fear becomes a belief (whatever it may be) and with this negative belief we destroy ourselves.
Many say that they “hear the voice of the Wicked one, or they saw a dream.” And yet it is no one’s voice, it is just their own, which is divided (since your brain is divided) with everything that you read, with all that you heard, with all that you learned that was negative which you cannot process because of your lack of understanding, you develop neurons and then you say “ I hear the devil or I hear God” (because the same happens with God, neurons are created). Likewise slowly-slowly you get demonized. Yet the healthy, the divine, when you hear it, you understand that it is God's, because it is something that everyone sees, something that everyone experiences. When the Lord came, whatever he was saying everyone saw it materializing, He did not act differently to anyone personally (He was consistent). God has nothing to hide. Now, if God speaks to someone on a personal level because they have a mission, this will be seen in the work that this person presents, but also in his example, which will be a holy example full of wisdom.
We remember Moses who went to the mountain, met God, stayed with Him forty days, but when he came down he was not drained or tired but his whole body shined, the Israelites could not look at him to the point where they needed to cover him. In general though, a man that God speaks to, does not like to stand out, he does not boast, does not consider himself superior, does not dress himself bountifully, does not show off, nor does he say that he got to know God or something similar, he accepts everyone, he does not enter into any person’s life, he respects the freedom, but also the manner in which each person communicates with God. When you have such a person next to you, then, yes, he does see God, (you also see that this person is different), he is instructed on God’s laws by God Himself, God develops him, every day he goes from good to the better and as a natural consequence he touches upon the perfect. When someone fantasizes about God or thinks that he hears Him, he encounters many traps which he wants to impose onto others. These traps surpass the normal boundaries of conduct of regular people since the negative in many instances works through voices. Let me expound on this a bit. A lot of people claim to hear god and through him they cause unspeakable atrocities, like killing other humans in the name of God. Killing people of different sects because God told them that they were heretics etc. The external or internal voices play the most important role. As well as the voices coming from science. Because scientists with their research also do good and at the same time have changed many people’s beliefs. Science can also do harm and as a result man is beginning to fear and instead of living freely, he is starting to put many laws in his life with what he hears. If you hear or learn that milk for example does harm - or meat or anything else - you believe it and when you see milk you run far away from it.
Here therefore we see the many traps. Those who concern themselves with God, instead of concerning with God seriously (ie by reading and studying scripture), they concern themselves with the Devil whom they read of, or concerning themselves with other things they have heard, especially when these sayings come from recognized sources like science, religion, interests, egoisms etc. and as a natural consequence people get demonized (demonized meaning that they have moved away from God). Everyone therefore with the decision that they take not to have God - in their lives or to have God according to their measure, fall into many traps (this is universal regardless of nation, race or people). Indeed whoever does not concern themselves with God or with the devil, concern themselves with the radishes, the milks, the cheeses, the sciences etc. (and they fix another God with other laws).
It can be seen that for him who has lack of knowledge, when he reads a book, whatever book that may be which has as a topic for example, of focusing on yourself, or with foods, or with religion (and then every time whatever happens he says, I am at fault, food is at fault, religion is at fault etc.) but whatever you read and you cannot process it properly (and what is meant by processing properly is that you don’t have the truth to compare it to), it later becomes faith that confines us when you submit yourself to it and it has power over you instead of it giving you power. As a result if you have read something that has been stated by God, you end up not believing it (since this has become your dogma). As such, again, you have forgotten about God’s grace, mercy, living faith, the freedom that God has granted us since God wants us to be above everything and everyone and for nothing to exist that can make us subservient.
With all that we hear though and with the wrong way of managing things, we are subjugated to everything including ourselves and the devil. When God’s wisdom does not exist you speak of that which you have read, which looks like it is good but this ties you by your arms and legs and since it does not have God’s wisdom without you realizing it, it leads you to death. This is why we all die, wise or uneducated, schooled and unschooled, with supposed spiritual levels and no spiritual level. Let us therefore be careful of what we listen to and what we read.
Lately I read an article about some doctors in the United States. We all know that there is a good side of science which saves lives. Only science is saving lives today as well as the repentance that comes from a deep pain in one’s soul especially when this repentance leads you to rebirth and then to godliness. Scientists are researching man’s powers and they are constantly fabricating new drugs so as to help in their manner, the human race and for this we thank God as well as the researchers that are carrying out this research.
We all know from science that within us there is an army that God put in place in order to guard the body. This army scans the body continually every minute so that if a virus enters, the army wakes up and destroys the virus. The thing is, these researchers saw that this army sleeps in most people. The scientists therefore took blood samples from people with hard to cure diseases, they brought them to the research lab, and activated the army within the small samples of blood which they extracted from each patient (we all have this army within us, God placed it there. We see this where the Lord says, if they drink any deadly thing, it will in no way hurt them; (Mark 16:18), imagine what this army does!). With some manner therefore these scientists woke up this army. They then put the same blood back to the person they took it from, and this army fought the disease and the person became well. They tried it to many others and they were all made well. They did not put any medications or chemicals of their own but the same blood. They just activated the army, the immune system.
Do you know (that this is a prophecy that the lord gave) of what science will do: with one drug it will activate the immune army and it will renew everything. Indeed with one pill, bodily decay will end, because this army will be working with power. This is why God placed it within us, in order to protect the body. Our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. When we dedicate ourselves and regenerate, we will have this body at the core but with many more powers, neither will you die, nor will you get sick, whatever happens to you, you will not be affected. A human for example has 5 senses, he will get a sixth sense, a seventh, and eighth, etc., his body will acquire many properties. The Lord had the same body like us, He ate, He drank, but He could also walk through a wall. The scribes and the Pharisees, went to throw him off a cliff because they were angry with Him and He passed through them and left (Luke 4:29-30). The Jews lifted stones so that they may cast them against Him, but He passing through them, departed. (John 8:59). Medication in the future will not battle against the symptoms but against the cause. In this manner, illnesses will not exist.
All diseases will be eliminated with a drug that will change the biochemical processes in the brain first and then the body. It will activate mechanisms already existing within us and we will even defeat death. This is one way. The other way is to enter the sanctuary, study God and live with God, such as living with fruits, gifts, signs of the Holy Spirit, with God’s qualities, with God’s wisdom, with a positive spirit, a holy spirit. This is why God spoke to us about the sanctuary because it is in the sanctuary where the biochemical processes of the brain change and subsequently the entire body changes.
This small army that got activated in the sick people that I spoke of earlier, is capable of protecting the body forever. Imagine if this whole army wakes up inside us! In a few years therefore, all diseases will be cured with one pill, which will activate the army that God placed within us. The same army that is not working (I would say properly) today. The Voice of God as I have stated has this pill today, it is called the sanctuary, silence, study, regenerative teaching. A decision is required in order for me to become of God and to defeat death. But the world needs to die inside me and I need to change my perspective elsewhere, to say that I have died for the world and have resurrected for God. Now there are many who despair. Here I will give an example: They once caught an eagle, they cut his wings and they put him with the chickens in a chicken coop. The eagle, though with its wings growing, forgot that he was able to fly, the hens kept him down. Now, the chickens for everyone are the passions, sin, ignorance, the wants or desires that come from the world, the religion that teaches him the necessity of death, money, the material matter and many others aspects that have changed people’s beliefs and faith. Even science, in many areas has changed people’s faith.
Christ however is the food that will draw the eagles. (Here Thomas is comparing the eagles to human beings that will be searching out for God.) This eagle that they put in the coop, the Father takes him to a cliff, the cliff represents a problem that comes into our lives. God pushes it because He knows that it will move its wings and begin to fly. This is what happens to each of us. Sometimes we may reach the edge of the cliff but let us understand that God took us there because He wants us to fly with our own wings.
Let us go now to the old Testament and especially to the wise Solomon. The words that I will say came from the wise Solomon and were given to him by the Holy Spirit. I refer to this again because I want to add something else. This prophet said in Wisdom of Solomon 1:13-14: For God made not death: neither hath he pleasure in the destruction of the living. For he created all things, that they might have their being: and the generations of the world were healthful; and there is no poison of destruction in them, nor the kingdom of death upon the earth. Correct! But what is meant when it says that God did not create death, since we all die? Yes it is true that God did not create death in the sense that we do not die, except that even those who die in the Lord do not die but sleep as it happens with natural sleep, this death therefore based on the Word of the living god will eventually lead to resurrection. There is death and there is suspension - or soul sleep. The death that Thomas speaks of here is the one where the person dies forever and which God remembers no more. We see this in Psalms 88:4-5 :
I am counted among those who go down into the pit.
I am like a man who has no help,
set apart among the dead,
like the slain who lie in the grave,
whom you remember no more.
They are cut off from your hand.
Therefore to be clear there are those who die that God will not resurrect, there are those who die and God is waiting for His Kingdom to be established and then He will resurrect and there are those who will be alive when the Kingdom will be established and they will never taste death.
Moreover the Lord revealed, in John 5:24 “Most certainly I tell you, he who hears my word, and believes him who sent me, has eternal life, and doesn’t come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life. Here is what the wise Solomon said since we die, but we do not die, therefore there is no death. Now this might sound different than what was said before, the key thing to remember is that there are two paths yet three destinations people end up into. The two paths are
- Death and resurrection or
- No death
And the three destinations are:
1) death both spiritual and physical,
2) spirit alive but physical death,
3) and spirit and body alive.
We today have heard something else, which gives us the right to seek not to die. We also have the option to take second path. This is revealed in the bible at the point where the Lord says in John 11:26 “Whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” Indeed the apostle Paul spoke about bodies not made from man which will be bodies that are ready. In these bodies will the spirits of the Holy enter, here is the first resurrection. Let me expand this point further. There will be bodies that are made which will be made as adults. In the Greek text it says that these bodies will be αχειροποίητα, pronounces a-hero-pi-ita which the literal translation means not hand made but what Thomas believes and which he says that the Lord really meant was that these bodies will not be led by the hand. In other words they will not be bodies that go through the natural cycle of infant to childhood to adulthood. They will be bodies that are fabricated say in a lab which will await the Lord to put the spirit in them and give life. These bodies will be made by people of God together with the Lord. We have heard of the spiritualized science. In this manner will the resurrection of all those who died in the Lord happen. Bodies will be made and all the spirits of all the people who died believing in the Lord will be put into these bodies and they will be given life. These bodies will be human like containing all the aspects of the human body. The first resurrection is referred to in the book of Revelations. The general resurrection will happen through the Holy Spirit. The whole earth will give up its dead, this is how the general resurrection will take place and then judgement will be made.
Now the manner in which we can succeed until God arrives is one: For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, and whoever will lose his life for my sake will find it. (Matthew 16:25). Here there is a little trick. God asks for dedication and for your whole life He tells you to renounce or reject everything and the only thing that you have to do is to study. Many when they hear about dedication, run away and as such they ignore that command. They don’t listen to it. In this manner they show lack of trust. Let us look at the trick: The Father once said to Abraham to sacrifice his son. Abraham got up, took Isaac, brought him to the mountain and put him on the altar, saying, "You are the sacrifice," and while he lifted the knife, the angel of the Lord held his hand. Did God really want Abraham to sacrifice his son? No! He wanted to test Abraham. This is also a trick, for Him to test us and see for Himself and also for us to see if we love Him. Here we see that the faith of hearing determines our evolution (the way we listen to something that the Lord says, do we take it as good or pure? ). God does not care if the work is completed. He wants to see the intention. If the intention is there He will intervene in preventing destruction.
Dedication, our decision and our love in God the Father will determine our regeneration. This will determine our course on the matter of life or death. Without regeneration though, without dedication, without the sanctuary, without prayer, without decision, without spiritual evolution, without love to God and to our brother nothing is secured. The army within us is activated with decision, with study, with the sanctuary, with prayer with a remorseful heart and the prayer that increases in the sanctuary with sanctification. So, God says this command, do you follow it, do you enter into the sanctuary, do you sit there for a while, do you study, do you make your struggle, and do you know what gifts God will give you, what blessings He will bring to you, for wherever you go, when you build the mind of God you will be a moving church, you will be a sanctuary like Christ was. Was Christ tied down? Was He not going everywhere? He simply tells us whoever leaves behind his life, in other words takes the decision, enters into silence, and studies God, they will see how their life gets blessed. Enoch (without Christ) when he realized that one day he will die, he entered into his sanctuary while he was still young and it was said that he remained there for 300 years and then God took (transferred) him. Transfer means that I am going to another post to another place, to another city: for example this happens to an employee. Yet for the person of God it means that he continues to live in another way, but he exists. I have said it in another speech that there is a place where incorruptible people live, this place can be right next to us but we cannot see it, we don’t understand it and the reason being is that we all judge in consideration and according with what exists within us. The fact that death can be defeated, can be found in writing in God’s Word.
The apostle Paul, proclaims it and says this at first, in the dawn of Christianity, and secondly, he reveals it first in Corinth, in Greece. What does he reveal to us by the Holy Spirit, let's take a look: in 1 Corinthians 15:49 As we have borne the image of those made of dust, let’s also bear the image of the heavenly. The way is simple: in 2 Timothy 1:10 but has now been revealed by the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who abolished death, and brought life and immortality to light through the Good News. The reason why bad exists is because we didn’t love the Gospel of Christ, which is the manual of mankind. Since we have not loved it, we have still to wear the heavenly image. Indeed many who study God’s word, do it not to study but to entrap those who lack knowledge or are ignorant supposedly to save others yet they themselves have not been saved, they do not even know what they are in danger of! How can you preach Christ when you don’t have happiness, when you don’t have faith, when you don’t have love, when you don’t have a goal? And what is our goal, is it death or is it life? Because today most people talk about the necessity of death as God’s will in our lives. In other words to die so we can go to God. Is this of God? No it is not. What are the dead to do with the living God? And we see this because whoever studies the Gospel of Christ does not care much for God’s will, but they concern themselves acting like believers, like the chosen ones, yet they are against god instead of becoming people of God with principles of humbleness, love, peace, righteousness. Unfortunately we abstain from God’s will and our words as well as our works are really far removed from His wisdom.
Apostle Paul continues in I Corinthians 15:50 Now I say this, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit God’s Kingdom; neither does the perishable inherit imperishable. This therefore is a truth because the way man is living today, he cannot live. From within him, he is missing energy, God, the life giving spirit. Yet for whoever decides, things can change because it later clarifies that: Behold, I tell you a mystery. We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed. Here we see a mystery unfolding: that a person can live but a transmutation is required. This transmutation is created via the Holy Spirit when the workings of God, His spirit comes in us and when we say that it comes in us, we mean that we don’t know it superficially (like a parrot says things) but we live in accordance to His will which does not pressure us because it becomes our own wisdom. Only then does everything change. Love, humbleness, righteousness, Christ’s peace, God’s wisdom, happiness, longsuffering and other aspects can ensure us balance and also life. I will bring an example to show what needs to be created in our mind in order to change its biochemical processes: You visit a home and someone comes to tell you, “you know someone said that you are a bad person, that you say lies, that you are a hypocrite”. Yesterday’s response would of been: “who said that?” or “who is that?”, anger, “why did he say that?” “I will show him or her” etc. This shows that we have no relationship with God. If we have a relationship with God, we would say, “what can I say, I don’t have anything inside me against anyone, and if this person wants to criticize me then maybe this is how God wants it to be for now, He is testing me, He has put this person to criticize me so He can see where I am spiritually.” Eventually this topic is resolved in him who hears that he is being criticized and has God in him. If he doesn’t have God, all these sayings would haunt and bother him for days, they will sadden him, they will cause him stress, anxiety, and he will not know where this will end up, because one spite of anger can create a lot. What Thomas states here is that one spite of anger can cause almost irreparable damage. There is a movie called Unfaithful starring Diane Lane and Richard Gere. Richard Gere suspects his wife of cheating and decides to confront her lover. In a fit of rage he kills her lover. This is what a spite of anger can do. It could lead you to do things that you won’t necessarily do but also cause you to do things which you would spend the rest of your life paying for their consequences. Bring love and the bible into your life as well as speeches which Thomas writes in the Voice of God and you will acquire patience, longsuffering, kindness, etc. which help diminish anger and sometimes gets rid of it entirely thus protecting you from doing things that you will later regret.
While you are in your sanctuary someone else might call you to say, “you know, today I am preparing food so we can eat, we have a festival.” If you don’t have God in you, you don’t know how to respond to the invitation, you know you have work to do but maybe not to hurt the person who is inviting you, or maybe you want to have fun or for a handful of other reasons you decide you can’t miss the invitation for the world. If you have God in you though, you respond, “I thank you for the invitation, I have to work”. Your job is to create Christ’s mind (where are you going without Christ’s mind?). Because you have understood that life has meaning, worth. When you get to know God you don’t want to lose Him at any cost. Paul continues to speak of the abolishing of death in 1 Corinthians 15:52: In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we will be changed. In a moment - someone who enters into the sanctuary, who will dedicate himself, he will begin living. Let us all understand that since we are living, whether we want it or not, we will live, the thing is, how will we live. With conflicts, with ignorance, with angers? Or with peace, with happiness, with wisdom? Because it has been proven that through our ignorance, we all chose to live with conflicts, (we put our ego in front of everyone and everything and we demand everything, we don’t let God lead the way), as a result we get entangled and we have non ending conflicting scenarios within us. Thoughts, thoughts, thoughts….. The Word of God reveals in James 1:8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
My brothers and sisters, let us choose to live with peace, with Christ. This is why for us, if we really want to live this, let us understand that we need to reject this evil world we live in. The Lord said, in Matthew 16:25, For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. And in Mark 8:35 He says, 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. Then let us understand that whoever puts this effort and loves God in this manner, in the twinkling of an eye, without realizing even though they dedicate ten years in the sanctuary - but these ten years in front of eternity are nothing, it is a twinkling of an eye - at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we will be changed. Something happens then that is of God’s doing when He sees that we have taken the decision and the saying can happen where the Lord says in Luke 18:27 the things which are impossible with men are possible with God. Is it possible that God cannot give us life? Is it not written in the Word of God that, 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.
Naturally this - it says- will be given when the resurrection happens, but we can from today onwards enter into silence and prolong our days because there is a lot of evidence and also spiritual developments being made which are leading us to believe that we are in the end times. Moreover the Gospel of the Kingdom is being preached today under the Voice of God. Everything testifies that the time is close upon all people, the righteous and sinners.
The sinners are called today to repent - otherwise they are being driven to hell - and those who are of Christ and are righteous are called to be saints. God’s wisdom is untapped today by many people let us understand that it is the best, the finest, the most magnificent, the most complete science, the science of holiness, which cannot be compared to any other. It is the science of the Word. The Lord revealed it! Let us become of the Lord. Let us understand that God’s wisdom which is untapped today by a lot of people, is the best, the finest, the most magnificent, the most complete science, the science of holiness, which can not be compared to any other. The Lord revealed it! Let us become of the Lord. It is the science and study of the Word, say the word and it will be done. Christ Himself said, in John 14:12 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. What do we do in the Voice of God? We resurrect Christ in us, we put God’s Word in our lives. Thanks to the wisdom of God that exists in the Word of God, we can be freed from all that oppresses us today (with God’s Word you have the power to participate in everything). Indeed, where the Devil managed to lead people to dead ends with ignorance (that is to say by keeping you in ignorance), now with holiness, we first and foremost help ourselves and many other brothers reintegrate back to God’s principles, the principles of life. Not with words but with our lives to prove that Christ is a great remunerator (or we can say a repayer), a great benefactor! It is written, in John 1:12, But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name and then in Romans 8:17 we see, 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.
Paul continues in 1 Corinthians 15:53, For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. Therefore a Comforter exists. Who is this comforter? It is the Word of God (and later we will see what else it is). When He becomes experiential (that is to say we feel Him working in our bodies), it will be the only way that the biochemical processes of the brain change and activate life in us. So when our spiritual advisor, or the Word of God does not speak to our genes, then something is wrong. If our spiritual advisor (this could be a friend, a father or someone who studies the bible) or what we read or what we hear speaks to our genes then the Word of God, which we understand has wisdom, and our spiritual advisor or counsellor is a person sent to us by God. Christ said in Matthew 10:40, He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. Besides was not Jesus someone sent by the Father? Despite the Lord being God, He came to earth and fought like a man with everyone and everything and He won, because with God’s spirit every obstacle becomes powder, dust. Since the Lord came like a man, for the people of that generation He was Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord, (as stated in Matthew 21:9) and to those that followed Him with love, he dissolved all the darkness and gave them His example of the value of His Father's words. He said, what I hear I say. Indeed, in a conversation he had with the disciples who told him to show him the Father, and in particular Philip, the Lord answered him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father? (John 14:8-9). Philip’s lack of satisfaction is what most of us humans have. You get to know a real man of God and you say to him, "I want to know the Father". Yes, you will get to know him, wait, have patience, hear first the one sent by the Father, and slowly slowly this will be done. The sound word in the Word of God is God, the regenerative teaching (presented by the Voice of God) is the reminder of the sound Word, since it is being interpreted with God’s wisdom (because it plays an important role in how you will interpret something). Here Thomas states that the Voice of God, a movement he founded was presented and is continually presented by God Himself as well as the Lord Jesus, the angels, and the Holy Spirit. They come and speak to him and instruct him on the workings of the Bible, creation etc and tell him what to write in his speeches.
John the theologian starts our beloved Gospel as follows: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.(John 1:1-3)
Many wonder “Did God enter into a man? Does God fit in a man?” Yes He does fit! Look at the wisdom! Through the Word. You study the Word, you get wisdom, you fill with God’s Word, you become God. The more experiential the Word of God, the more the body embraces incorruptibility, immortality.
A natural consequence of having the Word of God in us, is that with it, we activate this life mechanism that exists within us. You remember what I said above about the army that is inside us and is activated by the scientists, but is currently sleeping today. And why is it sleeping? Because the Word of God is missing, since we are concerning ourselves with foolish things. There are other things inside us that get activated by God’s Word, since it is with God’s Word that the biochemical processes in the body change. With their activation, all other characteristics that are in us get activated, bodily decay or corruption ends and from aging, slowly slowly youth comes. Everything happens, as long as we believe and we put the effort. It is written, so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's. (Psalms 103:5) because this is God’s will. Now if I preach the Gospel of the Kingdom and I die, it does not mean that what I said should be abolished. It is the truth. If I die or not, that is another issue, maybe that was my mission, maybe this is what God wants for me. But we will make the effort and we will not die for God (here Thomas is referring to all the martyrs that died for Christ). The missions nowadays are different, God knows. We should not be boasting that we will die or not die. We will make our effort and we will believe in life. The first disciples gave their lives. Paul who understood all this, died, the saints died. Elijah though lived, Enoch lived. We will work therefore and God knows this but we must believe he called us to live.
So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. 55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
You see, here it is made clear that sin is the power that leads us to death and death comes from the law. Now is it talking about God’s law, the ten commandments? No. Today with our ignorance we have put many laws and it makes an impression on me that many reject God’s law yet they have put a million other laws in their lives, through their ignorance. These laws came in from science and from religion, from interests, and from the social system which unfortunately is fractured and the reason why is because it is based on money, and everyone thinks they are now free and have no laws in their lives. Do you know how many years I worked to figure out, that all this is driving us at four hundred kilometers an hour to the graveyard, yet we are dreaming or planning a future that does not exist? What we should all understand is: there is one law and it is love, everything else is zero. Every day let us read about the new law that liberates us. Love! Let us remove all the rest. Let us say, “goodbye” to all. They burdened us enough. If we do not understand and break God’s new law, then we will not be able to take on our new state which is created by love and that causes us not to die. Consequently we will die and a future will not exist. My brothers and sisters sinlessness comes with love. Apostle Paul called it the superior way. Christ with love broke down every partition that divided us with God and the Devil and with any friend or brother, even with the enemy. With love (towards the Father and to man) he defeated everything. With love we can leave from bodily corruption and partake of incorruptible life, since it is this which liberates us. This is why we are not free, because we have not understood its worth. Love is patient and is kind; love doesn’t envy. Love doesn’t brag, is not proud, 5 doesn’t behave itself inappropriately, doesn’t seek its own way, is not provoked, takes no account of evil; 6 doesn’t rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never fails. (1 Corinthians 13:4-8)
I Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. This is the magnificence! God teaches us to defeat death since He defeated it. We see this in Hebrews 2:18 where it says, For in that he himself has suffered being tempted, he is able to help those who are tempted. The whole trick is to abstain from what is not of God. We ask, what is not of God? The answer is as follows: Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God (James 4: 4). God's friend, with the Spirit of God, defeats the world. Another that is not God's and destroys our life is the verse that is written and reads as follows: in 1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.
Do we love matter? Do we collect it? Do we only talk about it? This will be the reason for us to die. Since when did we become owners? This is forbidden. All that is allowed is for us to become good managers. Let us make the decision to diminish within us the world and to grow within us the wisdom and logic of God. I will bring an example. You get on an airplane and as it rises up, the world is lost beneath it, everything is getting smaller. This is what is needed. Let's get on the airplane called Christ and see that everything else does not have as much value as we thought.
1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the Lord’s work, because you know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
All this is important! And so is this speech, we should hear it many times, to understand it, I myself being the first who says it, because this speech is the wisdom of an exhilarating God that re-entwines us to life, in life with Christ.
We leave here and go a little to see the man and apostle Paul. What an example of God in the world! Here is a good example! He used to persecute Christ and now he is God’s elect! We are not persecuted because we are Christians, but we are the lazy people of Christ, God’s slothful one, let us become active Christians. It turns out that whoever follows God becomes a little god. Here we see that when God’s grace comes, man becomes an elected vessel. There are many who acted with evil and after Christ came into their lives they became elected vessels.
Whatever one person does, everyone can do as long as they follow the same path, and whatever one thinks of that develops and evolves him, everyone can think of and it can evolve them. So what can be said about the former persecutor who is now the elected one? A strong judgement and perception, a fiery heart (meaning a committed and zealous heart), indomitable activity, emotional nature, acute moral observation, readiness and ingenuity, creativity and originality, organizational ability (which is rare) and skill found in leaders and rulers. In short, a huge, unusual wealth of spiritual and intellectual qualities characterized him.
This is the person of God. This is the person of God we speak of in the Voice of God and not the
religious, or fanatic, or the one that relies on the support of people, be it financial or emotional or does not know things that are self-evident.
Let’s go and see something else. The apostle Paul under God’s command, preached the Gospel of the Kingdom. Since it spread to many nations, the apostle Paul needed to write different epistles and for each church he wrote something different. The reason being is that different spiritual levels existed amongst them. He writes differently to Christian Jews and to idolaters and differently to fanatic Jews etc. Even today, when you meet a man of God or someone secular, will you speak the same to all? Do you wonder - are there no common points? Of course there are. Basic common points that we all need to develop are love, peace, humbleness, justice, and especially love which is recommended by God as the ultimate way of life. You should also have the discerning (even today) to be able to speak according to everyone’s spiritual maturity. Yet what do we do? Even today, while we state that we are God’s children, and that we are supposedly spiritually evolved. We have gathered all the epistles and we try to say that Paul spoke to everyone as if it was the same audience. It is good to study about all things and all people, everything: and understand and keep the good because even the spiritual that exists today, from many people who dedicated themselves, is not all the same yet should be respected by us. We should understand that we have another mission today. Let us not get entangled in all of this because it inadvertently creates confusion in us.
I see many times people talking about a saint that lived either during 500 or 1000 after Christ and I ask, “you dear person that you present this saint, will you follow his or her path of deprivation, will you cast away your property?” because this saint did it. They immediately respond, “No I can’t do that.” “Then why do you speak of him or her? Why do you present them and why are you being fanatical?” He or she does not understand, they simply think that by reading they have communion and are very dear to God. It is not like that. I need, and you need to apply and secondly I have said it before, that this saint lived in another period, you live in another period. That saint put the foundations, you and I are called to put the roof. Today is not the time for us to act wise, to fix churches, or to be fanatical about our religion. Today is the time for us to become love. Moreover from the time that love enters the picture everything else must be left behind and all of us most focus on this, love.
The apostle Paul introduced love as the ultimate path, the superior path, why do we take another road? The Lord Himself said, in John 4:23, But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such to be his worshipers. The Lord himself knocked down the dividing wall of hate and now everyone with true repentance can enter into the Holies of Holies. The apostle Paul states that in 1 Corinthians 6:19 our body is a temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which you have from God. If we understand all that, then we will not lose time. We though, what do we do? We gathered everything that has been said and we created a religion, or many religions, and as such we have fallen in the trap of doing things out of habit and not out of love, not realizing its worth. For centuries now, whole nations even though they are Christian, destroy each other and all this because of interests, first world war, second world war and woe and God forbid if there is a third! This we should observe and be cautious of because knowledge becomes a trap when you dont’t have love, since you say that you are of God - as you think - yet you have no relationship with His Wisdom.
My brothers and sisters let us not be disillusioned like ostriches (which think they are hiding when they put their head in the sand) and let us become of Christ. This is what is missing from our world, the person of God. Let us become a person of God. In revelations 2:7 it says: To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the Paradise of my God. The Lord calls us to fight against our other bad self until Christ’s light reigns in us. His light is true, it enlightens and sanctifies all the people that come in this world. May it be amen.
With Christ’s love, servant of God and man, Thomas.