Wednesday, August 23, 2006:
"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." (John 14:6).
"I am the way, the truth, and the life." That means that what he called upon people to be is the way, the truth, and the life. He calls upon his fellow human beings to be as he was. He is embodied in the new commandment. The new commandment is the word of God. It is the way, the truth, and the life.
This was not the teaching of Moses, per se. This was not the teaching of Plato, per se. However, as we have been given to see, once the hypocrisy is stripped away, Jesus's way fulfills the needs and real spiritual wants of both Moses and Plato and everyone, in very fact.
We have been given to see that eugenics is not the path. Killing people off is not the path. Killing those whom some see as the undesirable, breeds killers both genetically and in every other way.
Jesus showed us that love, peace, and mercy are the truth and that they are responded to by God in ways that accomplish the ends of the eugenicists and war makers without the killing. God heals the flesh and blood and soul through peace as means and ends.
As mentioned above, "Remember that Jesus fulfilled the divinely logical conclusions of all the mystical in the world and not just for those real Jews who accepted him."
Jesus was even written in the stars. The mystics, prophets, could pick up from the cosmic consciousness of the Holy Spirit portends from God's creation. They were spoken to via a sensory path unknown to science since that path is closed to testers, doubters, unbelievers for cause. The knowledge gained by the purely emotional sensing is kept hidden from those who would turn it to darkness.
The so-called age of Aquarius is actually ushered in by Jesus. What this means is that the aspirations of the soul are given a redeemer, someone to lead the way in the evolution of the human soul. Jesus brings the living water. Aquarius means water bearer.
Now, there is a running argument in the scriptures concerning divinations, which most people equate with astrology. However, the issue is more so with the source as opposed to the method, per se.
Does this mean that astrology is right? It does not promote the commercial astrologers. It says, however, that the original desire for salvation hidden in astrology is right. It says that all those who are putting forth some spirit other than the spirit of God as manifest in Jesus Christ are wrong whether they wrap it in astrology or not. Astrology is a house divided as well. It must be divided to save the lost sheep within it, to bring them to Jesus as the fulfillment of their true aspirations, to tear them away from the rest of astrology that is misleading.
The Holy Spirit speaks in many ways but also synchronically. What is considered mere coincidence to the testers are in reality meaningful, meaning-filled, events. God causes these messages for those who will receive them, be open to them, seek them.
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And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute? He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free. (Matthew 17:24-26)