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END TIME: Second Quarter ENOCH Calendar starts with shocking events!

The second quarter on the Enoch Calendar for 2010-2011 has just begun. Although the revelation of the Calendar to Enoch by Uriel indicated that each quarter started with a solar event (either equinox or solstice) that is not possible at this time because the earth does not follow a circular orbit. However, because the Calendar is a 364-day calendar and because the start of the Calendar with the spring equinox is emphasized in the revelation, we can reconstruct it with the combination of the spring equinox and the 364 days.

Why is this important?

All critical prophecies that are related to days, years, times, and appointed days in accordance with the Enoch Calendar – and no other calendar.
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Where Did All The Wisdom Go? Long Time Passing …

We can spend hundreds of billions of dollars looking for answers and solutions to life’s ills and yet never find them. Even the scholars, lawyers, politicians, and economists consume countless hours pouring over documents and only find they are no closer to the answers than when they started. A scientist with a head full of knowledge about a subject can be totally wrong – so say other scientists.

Mind viruses or "memes" control entire cultures and create a form of insanity that possesses the spirit of people so strongly that they can devote their life to the destruction of other people.

Evidence shows that those “who should know,” wring their hands and worry that “something awful is going to happen” and they don’t know what to do about it. …

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END-TIME: Now is the Time to Receive Revelation from the Father in Heaven

Along with the gift of spiritual discernment is the gift of received revelations. This doesn’t happen to many, but it can be yours if you know what it takes. Jesus (Eyahushuag) told Peter that he was blessed because “This was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven.”

“Man” thinks that to receive the Father’s revelation, all we need to do is go to a school supported by our brand of religion. Then after putting in our time and passing the tests we are “fully equipped” and we understand everything. We start as a beginner and after “proper” training we may become ordained or otherwise “qualified” to begin teaching others what we learned in our training.

However, without the revelation that does not come from human effort, chances are we are now worse off than we were before because we assume that we now know something from our training. Those who have gone through this process, regardless of the religion, instead of now seeing, become blind. What they observe now passes through a “darkened glass” filter. They look at all things in the context of the their training. Instead of being free, they become slaves to their religion and to its peer pressure.

What is it that we really want: recognition by humans that we are “approved” to perform religious acts in a way that is acceptable to them? Or should we rather desire to be approved by the Father and by the Elahim ( Elohim ), and have eyes that see and ears that hear, even if that means that the rest of the world doesn’t see things your way and cannot hear what you say?

The problem is that we have been conditioned all our life to conform and to be agreeable. Therefore, we must check our brains along we our overcoats when we enter into a religious meeting. We dare not question our teachers because we assume that they are going to watch over us and take care of our religious needs, and we don’t have to do anything except believe.

Then when we become part of a religious group we join with the teachers in spirit and become those who also watch out to make sure that any who disagree are “properly dealt with.” Also, in some religions, we must be actively involved in converting “unbelievers.” And when we do convert someone, we pride ourselves with the idea that we must belong to the “true church” or “true religion” because someone new “agrees” with us.

It is a trap.

And, it is deception of enormous scope.

This is a problem with all religions, including yours. It is not limited to Christianity, nor to Judaism. Anyone afflicted with this “disease” or “mind virus” described above, is in a very bad position spiritually. Consequently, this raises a serious question: What will it take for them to come to their senses and have eyes that see and ears that hear and come out of this spiritual prison?

Only a strong hand from the Source of Truth and Life.

Whatever we put our trust in to save us from trouble that is not the truth will come to an end. False saviors will be shown for what they are as their pride, whether it is a religious structure, government, traditions, sets of old man-made books, and teachings both “oral” and written, is destroyed. What remains will be righteousness, truth, and the knowledge of Eyahuwah.

And that is good.

Everything on earth is going to be shaken and the only thing that will remain will be righteousness and truth. This is the prophecy, from Scripture, concerning the time in which we now live.

“In a little while I will once more shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. I will shake all the nations.”

In the Hebrew Scriptures are the writings of Prophets. All of these had the gift of revelation and they received and recorded these revelations given to them by either messengers (Isaiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel) or by spiritual revelation from Eyahuwah ( YHWH, Yahweh. ) Nearly all of the prophecies tell of the end of the ages and the new age that is coming upon us. It is not necessary for us to receive “new” prophecies, as some do. Rather, we need to understand what has already been revealed. Making new prophecies, in religious meetings, is more like a parlor trick, particularly, when those making these do not understand the material contained in the writings of the Prophets or the Law (Torah).

The Prophet covered the time from Samuel, before the 12 tribes of Israel became a nation, to the return of the House of Judah from exile in Babylonia. The people during that time kept wandering away from the Law and had turned to Baalism and other religions of the nations around them. When the House of Judah was taken captive and exiled in Babylon, the also departed from the Law and the Prophets and created their own law, which was a derivative of the Law of Moses. This replaced the Law and has maintained that position to this day. This, they said, was the oral law of Moses, but when read with wisdom it is clear that it contradicts Moses and lays upon the people rules and regulations, which are impossible to keep.

The Babylonian captivity was a turning point in the spiritual life of the people. What at one time was a spiritual relationship with Elah (Eloah) was replaced with a religion full of rules and regulations that caused the people to become defiled. The three post-exilic prophets, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi delivered these revelations to the now unclean people:

“So it is with this people and this nation in my sight. Whatever they do and whatever they offer there is defiled.” Haggai 2: 14.

The people of Bethel had sent Sharezer and Regem-Melech, together with their men, to entreat Eyahuwah by asking the priests of the house of Eyahuwah Almighty and the Prophets, “Should I mourn and fast in the fifth month, as I have done for many years?”

Then the word of Eyahuwah Almighty came to me, “Ask all the people of the land and the priests, ‘When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh months for the past seventy years, was it really for me that you fasted? And when you were eating and drinking [on the feasts], were you not just feasting for yourselves? Are not these the words Eyahuwah proclaimed through the earlier prophets when Jerusalem and its surrounding towns were at rest and prosperous, and the Negev and the western foothills were settled?’”

But they refused to pay attention. Stubbornly they turned their backs and stopped their ears. They made their hearts as hard as flint and would not listen to the Law or to the words that Eyahuwah Almighty had sent by his Spirit through the earlier prophets. So Eyahuwah Almighty was very angry. Zechariah 7.

“You place defiled food on my altar.” Malachi 1:7

“You have turned from the way and by your teaching have caused many to stumble. You have violated the covenant with Levi. So I have caused you to be despised and humiliated before all the people, because you have not followed my ways but have shown partiality in matters of the Law.” Malachi 2

From the very beginning, before the heavens and the earth, the plan was to create a people who could live righteous and clean lives forever as the Children of Elah. But to get to that point each of them had to make personal choices to live righteous lives in the midst of trouble and temptation:

This is what Eyahuwah Almighty says, “Administer true justice. Show mercy and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the alien or the poor. In your hearts do not think evil of each other.” Zechariah 7: 8-10.

What is going to happen?

The religions adopted by the children of Israel, including the House of Israel (Joseph) and the House of Judah (Jews) will be destroyed. Both, believe it or not, came from Babylon. In the case of Judah, the religion of the Pharisees has turned the people away from the righteousness of their fathers, to a substitute righteousness. And “unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the Pharisees, you will not enter into the Kingdom of Elah.” In the case of Joseph (the western nations), the Christian religion came from Paul the Pharisee and was also abstracted from Babylon.

“Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits on many waters. With her the kings of the earth committed adultery and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries.” Revelation 17:1-2

Some think that this was the Catholic religion, but it is far more than that.

Mystery
Babylon the Great
The Mother of Prostitutes
And of the Abominations of the Earth

All of the religions to which the Nations of Israel and the rest of the world has succumbed can be traced back to Babylon. And all blame for this religious intoxication is placed upon her. Before the Righteous Kingdom comes all of this will be destroyed:

After this I saw another messenger coming down from heaven, He had great authority, and the earth was illuminated by his splendor. With a might voice he shouted,

“Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great! She has become a home for demons and a haunt for every evil spirit, a haunt for every evil and detestable bird. For the nations have drunk the maddening wine of her adulteries. The kings of the earth committed adultery with her, and the merchants of the earth grew rich from her excessive luxuries.”

The mistake is to think of this as a great secular nation. The “merchants” are those who sold her intoxicating wine to all in the whole world who would drink. All her great riches and luxuries are her store of deceptive teachings, traditions, dogma, rituals, buildings, music, ceremonies, pomp, vocabulary, symbols, and other accoutrements used to keep the people “drunk” on her adulterous religions.

A beast or empire will arise in the earth to the astonishment of the world and this powerful empire will destroy the woman and remove her influence from the face of the earth: “In one hour your doom has come.”

With such violence the great city of Babylon will be thrown down, never to be found again. The music of harpists and musicians, flute players and trumpets, will never be heard in you again. … The light of the lamp will never shine in you again. The voice of the bridegroom and bride will never be heard in you again. Your merchants were the world’s great men. By your magic spell all the nations of the world were led astray. In her was found the blood of prophets and of the chosen and of all who have been killed on the earth!

Three chapters of the book of Revelation are prophecies concerning the end of the religions of the earth. This is no small event. This is not a split of some denomination. This is the end of all religions that have led the nations astray and that includes all the religions of the Nations of Israel.

What are we to do?

The entire world, from the Nations of Israel in the west and middle east, to the smallest nation in the most remote corner of the world, must turn away from their cherished religions and pray that the righteousness of the fathers and true wisdom and understanding will be given to them.

And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, my people, so that you are not partakers of her sins, and that you do receive of her plagues.

“For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double to her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled, fill to her double. How much she has glorified herself and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her. For she says in her heart, ‘I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.’ Therefore shall her plagues come in one day: death, and mourning, and famine. And she shall be utterly burned with fire. For strong is the Lord God who judges her.”

To not be a partaker of her sins means a major change in attitude and spirit. It requires that each individual earnestly fast and pray for wisdom, understanding and mercy. Each must have the desire to return to righteousness and to the same trust in Eyahuwah, who is our Savior and whose feet will stand on the Mount of Olives and bring peace, hope and salvation to the earth.

All of the religions that came out of Babylon are unclean. This is a time to “overcome” the world and its religions. It is a time for all of us to stand on our two feet and shake off the stupor from the “wine” of Babylon and turn to Eyahuwah and the Elahim, to come in and feed us with the clean food that leads to righteousness and Life. And don’t fall into the trap that your religion is different or that you are exempt. If you don’t see this, then at least have the courage to allow yourself to be taught by our Father in heaven. Then it will be said to you as it was to Peter, “Blessed are you for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven.”

“Escape, you who live in the Daughter of Babylon!” Zechariah 2:7

KABBALAH: A Key to Spiritual Connectivity?

Can we learn from the Kabbalah? You be the judge. It is considered ancient Hebrew mysticism and may have been a source for Elijah’s (Eliyahu’s) connection with Elahim. But is it up-to-date and useful for our time and age?

Problem: Kabbalah may be out of date. The Kabbalah as one author put it, “is a philosophical and theosophical system that was originally designed to answer man’s eternal questionson the nature of God and of the universe, and the ultimate destiny of mankind.” Has it succeeded in that goal? Or is it ready for a change?

We are in preparation for the Eighth Age prophesied by our father Enoch. As the time draws nearer we ought to expect to change and get ready for events that were planned before the universe was created. These are excited time, for sure.

The Incomplete Tree of LifeKabbalah tree of life Diagram

The Kabbalah is famous for its strange appearing Tree of Life. Although it may give the appearance of being complete, it contains some clues indicating it is not.

Starting at the top, the round object called a Sephira, has been given the meaning “Crown” and is the highest spiritual entity. The Sephira to the right is Wisdom, and across from it on the left is Understanding. But the yellow, dashed circle near the top represents Knowledge. Its detached and vague appearance seems to say that Knowledge is not complete and has not found its real connection within the Tree. From out point of view, we have so much to learn we cannot comprehend everything in this short life.

The horizontal bars and some of the diagonal bars are paths between the Sephiroths. And by meditating on these paths and Sephiroths one, it is believed, is led into a connection with Yahua of Elohim (the Crown). Some bars or paths are missing on this tree. Sometimes the Tree is shown with a path leading from Understanding through Knowledge to the Sephira at the right side, below Wisdom. This Sephira is called Mercy or Love. The on-again-off-again path leading from Understanding through Knowledge to Love is usually missing. That indicates there are problems when trying to make a full spiritual connection.

On the right, left and center are three vertical Pillars that support the Tree. These are not Paths, even though the first trek forces one to climb up the center Pillar. We might try to squeeze some esoteric meaning from this, but it is not necessary and probably wrong anyway. Instead this tells us that the tree is not complete. The Path or Way must “be prepared.”

Usually one on a spiritual journey starts at the bottom and moves upward in the Tree. But the person is stopped at Love because the path through Knowledge to Understanding is not available. If we are cutoff from a solid connection with Elohim, the scriptures tell us that “My people are destroyed for LACK of Knowledge.” Hence, they also lack Understanding and Wisdom and consequently have NO connection with the Crown or Yahua the Creator!

This is “the crooked path” that must be made “straight.”

The Spiritual Names of the Sephiroths

Starting at the bottom the lowest circle is “Kingdom.” As we shall see later this is a very peculiar name. This is another clue indicating the incompleteness of this Tree of Life.

A peculiar thing happens here. This is the only place in the Tree where we must go straight up, another clue that the Tree is not complete. Horizontal paths always go from our left to right, but diagonals go up and from our right to our left. The out of place upward path will not be needed in the complete Tree.

Moving up to the Sephira in the middle we come to “Foundation.” The Torah or Law is considered the foundation upon which all spiritual life is built. Another name for Foundation is “Stasis.” Therefore, if we are NOT building on the Foundation or Torah, we are building “away from the Stasis” or upon “apostasy!”

Following the diagonal path up and to the left we arrive at “Glory.” Another interesting name that seems that it might be out of place. Again, it is in the correct place, as we shall see when the Tree is complete.

The horizontal path leading to our right leads to “Victory.” Again very fascinating that this name applies here. What victory? We will find out.

Now we follow the diagonal to the circle in the center. This is called “Beauty.” Strange isn’t it. When we see the completed tree, we will understand something powerful.

The diagonal from “Beauty” leads to the next level and the Sephira called “Judgment or Severity.” This also fits this level.

Moving across the horizontal path to our right we come to the Sephira named “Mercy or Love.” Because there is no path leading from “Mercy” up the tree, we must stop. We are kept from Knowledge, Understanding, and Wisdom, leading finally to “Crown” or “Elohim.”

The time has come for the Tree of Life to be made complete and in doing so, this will provide a path not only leading to Yahua, but also preparing the way for the Eighth Age.

Next blog: we will examine the mysteries of Hebrew alphabet and why it is important for this day and age, and how it unlocks the mystery of the Tree of Life.

Spiritual Discernment

The ability to discern all things from the Spirit is the most powerful and valuable gift any human being can have. Webster defines discernment as the ability to grasp and comprehend what is obscure. The Spirit often hides spiritual things to keep them from the unwise and reveals them to the contrite and humble.

A proud person blocks himself from comprehending spiritual things. God resists the proud and gives grace or favor to the humble. A proud person cannot be taught. A humble person will never stop learning.

Each person, including you, can rise above the noise level of the world and understand the truth. But it takes something very special.

People can spend thousands of dollars looking for answers and solutions to life’s ills and yet never find them.

Scholars consume countless hours pouring over documents and find themselves no closer to the answers than when they started. A scientist with a head full of knowledge about a subject can be totally wrong — so say other scientists. Peer pressure forces many unknowing people to submit to the intellectual tyranny of those who claim possession of full knowledge.

Mind viruses control entire cultures and create a form of insanity that possesses the spirit of people so strongly that they can devote their life to the destruction of other people.

Those who should know, wring their hands and worry that “something awful is going to happen” and they don’t know what to do about it.

All situations, events, problems have solutions found in the spiritual realm. The entire world needs the love, wisdom, discernment and insight that comes through the Spirit. But no one “needs religion.”

Here is a classic example.

When I was in college, one of my friends professed, he thought, a profound and safe way to progress through life. He said, “I look to the majority of the evangelists. What they believe and teach I consider the truth.” He was speaking about the popular evangelists of that time — including TV, radio and traveling preachers.

So to find the truth: take a poll?

I asked him, “What if you found the majority wrong?”

He replied, “Not possible.”

But Jesus prophesied exactly that:

Many will come in that day and proclaim that I am the Christ, and will deceive the masses.

A study called the Jesus Seminar, conducted by a group of more than 70 scholars, tried to determine out of all of the written words in the New Testament, which words Jesus actually spoke. They published a book of their findings. They assumed that after editing out the words that, according to them, he didn’t speak, we are better off because now we have the “true sayings”.

Another group of writers countered with a book, Jesus Under Fire, where they challenged the reality of the Jesus Seminar.

But a shocking statement set the premise for the rest of this book and showed that they had fallen in the same trap as the authors of the Jesus Seminar:

But if truth really matters after all, then it follows that rationality also is crucial to a life well lived. Why? Because we have no other way available to us to put ourselves in the best position possible for making sure that among the things that we really believe, we have the highest percentage of true beliefs and the lowest percentage of false ones.

Wrong!

We do have another way: the Spirit.

No sound minded spiritual person considers playing the percentages. The authors claim that the religions of this world base their teachings upon the ratio of good things to bad things.

But one major bad idea destroys an entire harvest of good ones.

Without help, one cannot tell a good belief from a bad one. One defends his bad beliefs with the same devotion he does his good beliefs.

Chances are (back to percentages again) that most all people, religious or not, consider everything they believe as good. Psychologists tell us that we must maintain a psychological consistency within our thoughts, otherwise, we would go mad.

Those not sure about anything often fall prey to teachers who promise to tell them — if they join the teacher’s group.

Not so with those who can discern life spiritually. They don’t need anyone to tell them what to believe or not believe — they can see through the nonsense in the religions and stay free! They don’t need a security blanket for life.

The Spirit leads them into all truth.

Those of you who are spiritual know exactly what I am saying.

Both the Jesus Seminar and the counter, Jesus Under Fire, lack spiritual discernment. They force issues by an act of will power. Both appear religious and, perhaps, well meaning. But no amount of striving about words and material concepts leads scholars toward spiritual discernment.

Here is wisdom.

The ancient document, The Upanishads, splits knowledge into two types: higher and lower knowledge.

The illumined sages say knowledge is twofold, higher and lower. The study of the Vedas, linguistics, rituals, astronomy, and all the arts can be called lower knowledge.

The higher is that which leads to Self realization.

The rituals and sacrifices found in the Vedas deal with lower knowledge.

The sages ignored these rituals and went in search of higher knowledge.

Such rituals are unsafe rafts for crossing the sea of Samsara, of birth and death. Doomed to shipwreck are those who try to cross the sea of Samsara on these poor rafts.

Ignorant of their ignorance, yet wise in their own esteem, these deluded men proud of their vain learning go round and round, like the blind led by the blind.

Living in darkness, immature, unaware of any higher good or goal, they fall again and again into the sea.

But those who are pure in heart, who practice meditation and conquer their senses and passions, shall attain the immortal Self, source of all Light and source of all Life. Mundara Upanishad, part 1, chapters 1,2.

The spiritual person reads many books and discerns the truth, whether or not any exists in the books, and he or she can remain free from whatever mind viruses may have afflicted the authors.

The Light shines brightly within the spiritual person. The non-spiritual person, regardless of his or her religious convictions, walks in darkness and doesn’t know even that.

You can become a spiritual person

Those who lack spiritual discernment have difficulty even understanding what spiritual means. Words can convey the truth, but discernment comes from within.

The giver of Life offers you the gift of Spiritual discernment and power. You did nothing to have life. You gave no effort to produce the life you have. Life didn’t come to you as an act of your will power.

If you make your ear attentive to wisdom
And your mind open to discernment;
If you call to understanding
And cry aloud to discernment,
If you seek it as you do silver
And search for it as for treasures,
Then you will understand the fear of the Lord [Eyahuwah]
And attain knowledge of God [Elahim].
For the Lord [Eyahuwah] grants wisdom;
Knowledge and discernment are by His decree.
Proverbs 2:2-6 Jewish Study Bible

Spirit is compared to the wind. You can’t see where it came from and you can’t tell where it goes, but you can feel it and see its effect. The word for spirit in the New Testament Greek means wind or breath.

This is how spiritual people appear to others. The things they say and the way they say them, the gestures, work habits, and the things they create, come from the spiritual source found within. Spiritual people do what they do and act the way they act because of what they are.

The spiritual person produces fruits with the same ease that an apple tree produces apples. The apple tree doesn’t will the apples to come. Neither does the spiritual person decide that “Today I am going to be patient.”

Trees are smart! At least, they appear smart. If they are attacked by a fungus, as my nectarine trees were last year, they take decisive action. My trees allowed the fungus to consume all the fruit and some of the branches. The trees self-pruned and this year they produced the best fruit we had seen, without any fungus! I cannot claim that it was anything I did, because I just stood by and watched it happen. When the fungus attacked, it consumed the fruit in a couple of days. This “intelligence” was internal in the tree. It took care of its own problem as a gift of the Life in the tree.

Although all of the characteristics of a spiritual person are very powerful, self-discipline is often overlooked, or even mis-applied. “Self-discipline” is translated from sophronismou and “self-control” from egkrateia.

President Ronald Reagan made a remarkable statement in his inaugural address on January 20, 1981:

In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem. From time to time we’ve been tempted to believe that society has become too complex to be managed by self-rule, that government by an elite group is superior to government for, by, and of the people. Well, if no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else?

The spiritual person with eg-kra-tes possesses the remarkable ability to be under complete and total governance from within. That person needs no one to rule over him or her, because the spiritual person self-rules. He or she “is capable of governing himself”.

Also one with the Spirit of soph-ro-nis-mou naturally acts and speaks wisely and renders wise actions and words. The Spirit adds this as trait of character. But those, without the Spirit, consider this an act of will.

People, apart from the power of the Spirit, act from natural urges, fears, worries, jealousy, hatred, envy, bitterness. They lack the power to self-rule and cannot live life from a root of wisdom.

People without knowledge of their destiny struggle through life always living according to natural urges the human body produces. But the spiritual person knows his or her destiny and the future potential for those who have yet to live by the Spirit.

Prophecies reveal that all will truly live through the power of the One Spirit that gives Life to all.

Every person has the right to be a spiritual person with spiritual discernment. You received this as a birth-right. The fact that you possess life provides evidence that you also have the right to allow the Spirit of Life to emerge from within.

The entire history of human existence goes beyond the mundane filth and squallier born out of the human flesh. We are more than creatures waiting to die.

The Spirit reveals our future. This amazing knowledge teaches us that now, in this life, our physical body can house the Spirit of Life. And this is only a taste of a great and glorious future.

We must look beyond the smelling flesh to the Spirit of Life that keeps this flesh alive. We owe nothing to our body. But we owe everything to the Spirit of Life. Without that we would not have a body.

When we recognize this and become more aware of the power that gave us Life, we can then watch the Power of the Spirit of Life begin to manifest Itself as us.

However, as long as we demand “our rights,” while at the same time ignoring the One True Right that we all freely possess, we will not come out of the great darkness in which we stumble and fall. Because of your oneness with everything, you already have everything you need. But very few see that.

You do not need to join some church or religious order to become spiritual.

Through the power of spiritual discernment, you will learn that you already have everything that you need. When you become awakened to the Spirit of Life in you, and begin to live by Its power, you, without an act of your will, have become part of those whose hearts have been opened to the Spirit and the Spiritual Life.

Once you recognize that It is within you, then you can begin to watch It grow in your consciousness, and give you wisdom and understanding. It will also begin to make things happen in your life. It will begin to correct problems, change circumstances, open opportunities, lead to abundance and love, and make you wonder why you never saw It before.

A life of spiritual discernment is your destiny!

Here is what was written about Jesus and his experience with the spiritual life:

In him was Life, and the Life was the Light of men.

Because the children had flesh and blood, He, too, shared in their humanity.

He had to be made like his brothers in every way.

Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.

The word “tempted” is translated from the Greek word peirastheis from which we get our word “pirate”. It means to suffer from attempts to be deceived, seduced, or to have something stolen from you. The forces that work against us were also at work against Him. These forces, from within or without, tempt each of us to hand over our life to those who would steal it from us.

From within, the forces, the base physical drives, deceive us into thinking that life is only physical. These tempt us to react in ways that are both unwise and without understanding. People search for their “identity” within the physical, but they will never succeed. We find our real identity through the Spirit, who reveals all things to us.

Forces from without deceive us to believe false, misleading, and mind-controlling things. And we, without wisdom and understanding, easily fall prey to these pirates.

But what is truly ours, these forces cannot take away. Their attempt to deceive, seduce and steal these precious things from us. They want us to depend upon them, rather than on the Spirit of Life that was given to each of us.

You enter into this life by being born into it. Birth happens not as an act of will-power. Ask any mother. After pregnancy the mother must carry the baby to full term, and give birth without choice. Conception may be a decision, but when pregnancy occurs, the process forces the mother to continue through to the end.

The spiritual life causes us to enter into a process. We have life as a gift from the Creator who provides the seed that causes conception. The seed can remain dormant, or it can produce Spiritual Life.

But without spiritual life, the Spirit within, you experience not what will come, but only what is mortal and corruptible.

The Life from the Spirit of Life can bring you to living Eternal life now! In this life you can experience immortal life. And even though this earthly body will some day stop working, we have a promise of another body that will never perish.

Jesus gave this instruction about the Spirit:

I tell you the truth, unless a man is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of the Creator. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.

Here is how to get started.

In the Hebrew Scripture, the Spirit is feminine. The Apostles knew this and taught that conception came from the Father, but Life comes from the Mother, who carries us, feeds us, and teaches us. To the Apostles, The Bridegroom and the Bride enter the Bridal Chamber and depart as the Father and Mother. They understood that the Spirit is the Mother. You now become the fetus, immersed or baptized in the Mother. There you will remain until the time of birth.

Now “as a little child” you grow and develop. The Father knows you as His child and as an heir of all that He has. This powerful process starts by meditation and prayer. Make your request known to the Father, and He will do the rest. You can be baptized into the Spirit and become a child of God.

Here is what you don’t need to do:

You don’t need cry and scream and cut your flesh as some do. You don’t even need to attend endless meetings, or swear oaths, or repeat creeds, or say long prayers, or repeat a few Hail Marys, and a couple of Our Fathers. You do not need to take a trip to the Himalayas, or to Jerusalem, or Mecca. You don’t need to walk through the streets carrying a cross and flagellate your body with whips. You don’t need to feel obligated to participate in Christian holidays, or even pay tithes to a church, or do any of these lower knowledge things. And some of them are very low.

Not at all!

If you knew the gift of God and who it is who speaks to you, you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water. Whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.

Believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain or in Jerusalem. Yet a time is coming, and has now come, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshippers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshippers must worship Him in spirit and in truth.

The meaning of “worshipper” is one who is humble before the giver of Life — One who realizes the awesome gift and is humbly grateful for both the gift, and the One who gives it.

You already have everything you need, but you need to ask with humility to receive the wisdom to see the Power of the Spirit of Life at work in you, and as you. Ask and then expect to receive. Look for it to begin to make good changes in your life.

If any of you lacks wisdom [who doesn't], he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.
James 1:6-7

The process needs a start in the same way a baby needs a start, by desire and acceptance. Then the process can begin its work in you. You don’t need to make a public announcement. The Spirit like a spring of water will well up within you, and you are on your way to the most incredible and beautiful experience — far beyond anything you could even ask for or dream up.