My question this morning is this: Are you a Christian serving God, or a Christian serving your religion?
Or perhaps you believe that serving your religion is serving God?
What made it so difficult for the rich man to follow Christ? His wealth? Or… his attachment to his wealth? It was his attachment. This is what is meant in the Bible when we are told that man can only serve one god: Either the god of MIND [Mammon or Earth], or the God of Spirituality!
God, which means Spirituality, is invisible to our brains and physical senses. It is also invisible to the MIND, and this is not widely known. So, unless you have awakened to the Spirituality Within yourself, chances are your belief in God is based on faith, or what you have been taught, how you were raised, or what your best friend believes… And your belief my be quite emotional, but did you know that the energy of emotionality is MIND-level energy?
The Energy of Spirituality is Neutral Spiritual Energy, or Peace, Contentment, Joy, and certainly a complete lack of judgement [as the Soul possessed prior to eating of the fruit of right and wrong …MIND]. Judgement comes from the MIND, and how do we know this? Because the MIND is the seat of good vs evil in Man. The MIND is the seat of duality in Man, or the seat of Yin vs Yang. And that means the battle of good and evil is being fought inside of [or Within each of us]… all the time. This battle is part of the Purpose of Life, in fact. By eventually overcoming this war Within ourselves is how we Souls grow, mature, and make an Absolute commitment to God… as the only source of Peace in existence.
We only have one faculty of “attention”. And it is either focused on God [whose Energy is invisible to the brain and senses], or it is focused on Mammon? One or the other, always one or the other. The only person who is not fighting this battle is someone who is either in denial of evil, or someone whose Soul has risen above the MIND [and the only people I know whose Souls have risen above their MINDs are Perfect Living Masters, who are exceedingly rare on Earth. Christ was a Perfect Living Master, and Christ was also the son of God.
Christ was born uniquely to serve as a vessel for God to speak to Man.
II Corinthians 5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not inputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
5:20 Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.
Reconciled to God. God was in Christ.
5:18 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath give to us the ministry of reconciliation.
Is verse 5:18 saying that God reconciled us [we Souls] to himself [God] by Jesus Christ? Does this not say that God used the person of Jesus, filled with the Christ Consciousness of God, to reconcile [reacquaint we Souls with God]?
How is it we needed to be reconciled with God? The book of Genesis explains this, but in allegory that must be embellished with elements of comprehension that do not lend themselves to verbalization. So, each of us will understand the separation of the Soul from its Source in a way consistent with ones level of Enlightenment.
The Bible is filled with allusions to the mystical and invisible nature of Spirituality, and of the Soul, which is an aspect of God. But not every Soul is a son of God.
John 8:44 ESV You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
In my work over the last several years, I have referred to those spoken of by John 8:44, as Intelack type people. Or people lacking in Consciousness [Spirituality].
So, my humble suggestion is for every Soul interested in resurrection, to rise above the many religions of the Earth, and re-focus on God the Father of all. Set aside all images, and idols, and focus your “heart” on the invisible [but constantly present] Love of God. Begin intentionally separating mammon from your Soul. Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s, and unto God that which is God’s. Pray earnestly for your Soul, in private and with as much love as you can experience.
This is no easy or simply matter, by the way. Many are called, but few are chosen.