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Monday, October 17, 2005
THE QUESTION OF TRUTH


What is Truth? It is Ultimate Reality, God and Life, fully uncovered and disclosed to our understanding.

Science assumes that mere human reason and our limited sense-abilities are adequate to grasp the Truth of the Real.

But, since we as sentient beings are completely interwoven constituents expressive of the matrix of reality, it would seem that the pathway to unraveling the mysteries of the essence of the Real must lie deep within us.

And, furthermore, the true meaning of what we are and what indeed actualizes and fulfills our essence as finite beings must lie there as well.

The old adage, "know thyself", is surely the key.

If we have the courage of heart to stay the course and honestly make such an internal voyage of discovery, we will find that our human reason, logic and senses are but limited though necessary tools on the journey into the Abyss of the Ultimate Real, and that we must begin to pay heed to a most ancient and holy inner voice at the very core of our being crying out for universal healing and wholeness.

We will discover that the key to understanding Ultimate Reality is buried at the heart of each one of us.

If we are willing to awaken to the Real, to gain eyes to see and ears to listen, we shall become bathed in the light of true understanding.

We shall become enlightened and therefore whole (Holy).

Indeed, we shall clearly begin to understand the intrinsic oneness of Ultimate Truth (Divine Love) and the Holy (Wholeness)!


God is Love; whosoever abides in Love abides in God, and God abides in that person (1 John 4:16)


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Saturday, October 15, 2005
THE QUESTION OF QUESTIONING


Questioning is an essential aspect of existence. To be is to question.

To be is to question on all levels of consciousness and on all levels of awareness of oneself and one's environment.

To be a finite entity is to have an innate, intentional will to exist; to enduringly express oneself within the constraints of one's relative contexual environment, and, thus, to inquiringly poll those very constraints and facets of one's existence.

As such, we must recognize that this questioning essence belongs to all creatures, from the sub-atomic to the macro-cosmic levels of existence.

For all things finite, to exist means to question one's reality and to seek life-sustaining and life-enhancing answers as to what it means to exist.

All human religious expressions and philosophical speculations are founded on this innate drive to know the source and substance of life. These endeavors are an attempt to uncover the divine ground or primordial essence from which all life flows.

Proper questioning invokes the disclosure of true life and ultimate reality as that which is at the very core of our being, and which itself is ever seeking to reveal itself to us.

Proper questioning invokes the disclosure that God, Ultimate Reality, is itself seeking to shepherd us into asking those vital questions that will reveal the Logos of its Truth!

Proper questioning is grounded in our personal experience of the power of that which is revealed in the person of Jesus Christ and justified by His resurrection from death, that True God and True Life is Divine Love (1 John 5:20)!


God is Love; whosoever abides in Love abides in God, and God abides in that person (1 John 4:16)


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Thursday, October 13, 2005
TRUE INDIVIDUAL ACTUALIZATION


Speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into Him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by every joint with which it is supplied, when each part is working properly, makes bodily growth and builds itself in Love! (Ephesians 4:15-16)

Because God is Love, and, therefore, our True Self is Love, we must express Love in order to have Life!

LOVE ALONE can actualize us, individually and collectively, as human beings!

Everthing else is a LIE, a DECEPTION and an ILLUSION!

Everything else as Antichrist grows through all of Creation's turning away from Love.

Antichrist thrives to the extent that Creation continues to choose false freedom over Love, that which alone can give us the true freedom of Life!

And, in so choosing, Creation will find itself continually alienated from True Self as it is from True Life!

That is, until Creation, in part and as a whole, decides to journey home on the Path of Divine Love!



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Updated: Monday, October 17, 2005 12:23 AM EDT
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Saturday, October 8, 2005
THE TRUE SELF

YOU ARE THE BODY OF CHRIST, AND INDIVIDUALLY MEMBERS OF IT!
(1 Corinthians 2:27)

The True Body of Christ is our True Self!

We are all original members of the True Body of Christ, and are individually parts of this Eternal Body of Divine Love!

Because God IS Love, we are all created as finite beings with the requisite free will to give and receive Love.

The Divine Life is fulfilled in the ever-flowing, mutually empowering freedom of the Communion of Love!

With Free Will, however, comes the possibility of Finite Reality turning away from Divine Love as the path of Life.

Thus, has the Fall of Creation tragically occurred!

When we release to Jesus Christ in TRUTH, we are releasing to the Spirit of CHRIST LOVE!

We are releasing to the Spirit of Divine Love so that it may shepherd us back to our True Self as finite members of the primordial and eternal Body of Christ!

This is the meaning of Jesus' parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32). We are all the Prodigal Children of God!

All of the beings of fallen, finite existence are the Prodigal Children of God tragically needing to come home to their True Self, to the True Life of Divine Love!

Whosoever releases to the Spirit of Divine Love, releases to the Spirit of JESUS CHRIST and is one with Him! (1 John 4:16)

Posted by Ravenangel (copyright@2003-2006) at 12:01 AM EDT
Updated: Monday, October 17, 2005 12:13 AM EDT
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Saturday, October 1, 2005
THE TRUE BODY OF CHRIST


Anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment upon himself
(1 Corinthians 11:29)


The True Body of Christ is NOT the Church! It is NOT any church or organization of churches or all the churches in organized Christianity!

The True Body of Christ is NOT the Roman Catholic Church, the Eastern Orthodox Churches or any of the Protestant denominations and independent churches!

The True Body of Christ is NOT an organization created by human beings or any other finite beings!

The True Body of Christ is created by GOD!
It is created by God as the finite expresson of the Love that God is!

The True Body of Christ is all Original Existence created to express the Nature of God as LOVE!

The True Body of Christ is the ever-flowing, mutually empowering Communion of Divine Love between all finite realities in the created universe at any given time!

The True Body of Christ is NOT constrained by Christianity or any other human or finite historical religious expression!
It exists within Christianity, within other religious traditions and in no religious traditions at all!

The True Body of Christ exists wherever Divine Love is expressed! The True Body of Christ is infinite, and it is universally free!

God is Love; whosoever abides in Love abides in God, and God abides in that person (1 John 4:16)



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Updated: Sunday, October 16, 2005 11:58 PM EDT
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Sunday, September 11, 2005
THE INTEGRITY OF LOVE


Divine Love maintains a harmonious integrity within each being to the extent that the Fear of God and the Wrath of God are dynamically and interactively expressed.

The viability of Love lessens to the degree that this mutual dynamic is absent.

The Fear of God is the absolute concern for Love itself and for those whom we cherish. Without the Fear of God, we become enslaved with Satanic Fear, fears rooted in self-centered concern.

The Wrath of God is the courage of the heart to do whatever it takes for the sake of Love itself and for those whom we cherish. Without the Wrath of God, we become enslaved with Satanic Hatred of others and self.

That which keeps the Fear of God from deteriorating into Satanic Fear, total worldly fear, is our decision to express and abide in the Wrath of God.

And, that which safeguards the integrity of the Wrath of God in us is our decision to continue in releasement to the Fear of God. Otherwise, Godly Wrath will degenerate into total worldly hatred.

While the Wrath of God guarantees that the fear in us will be that of Godly cherishing, the Fear of God guarantees that the wrath in us will be that of Godly courage.

When we release completely and honestly to the Spirit of Divine Love, the integrity of Life within us releases us into Divine Peace, Divine Ecstasy.

God is Love; whosoever abides in Love abides in God, and God abides in that person (1 John 4:16)


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Monday, August 29, 2005
THE WRATH OF NATURE


The Wrath of Nature is not to be confused with the Wrath of God.

Divine Wrath is the Will to Love that is the very essence of God. In us, it is expressed spiritually as the Courage of the Heart to do whatever it takes for the sake and furtherance of Love.

The Wrath of God, truly understood from the perspective of the revealed Truth of Jesus Christ that God is wholly (Holy) Love, is NEVER destructive.

The Wrath of God seeks to HEAL and transfigure Fallen Reality from its suffering, destructive attachment to false paths of life contrary to the true life that is Love.

The Wrath of God is FOR us and AGAINST the Spirit of Antichrist, the spirit of everything that stands contrary to Love.

Because God IS Love (1 John 4:16), God creates finite beings with the freedom to choose Love as the Truth of Life or to turn away from Love, with tragic consequences.

With Freedom comes Responsibility. It is we who are responsible for the consequences of our Sin (our turning away from Love). Judgment (Consequence) is something we do to ourselves (John 3:19).

Evil itself is the composite historical expression of Sin (our turning away from Love). Each generation of human beings has felt its accumulating effects upon both humanity and Nature.

Now in the 21st century, however, humanity is beginning to reap a terrible backlash of consequence for its loveless greed and selfish disregard for the integrity of Earth's environment!

Earth itself is crying out in the face of humanity's uncaring arrogance! And Nature is unleashing terrible, destructive effects in response to humanity's causal decisions of environmental irresponsibility!

We are just beginning to feel the change in severity of consequence which will determine the future of humanity on Earth.

The Wrath of Nature will continue to express itself in ever-greater cataclysmic events, as super storms and earthquakes build in magnitude, until either humanity becomes more caring and, thus, environmentally responsible or humanity is largely irradicated.

The choice, we pray, is still ours in the Spirit of Divine Love!


Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven (Matthew 6:10)


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Tuesday, August 16, 2005
TRUE SPIRITUAL FREEDOM


WHEN THE SPIRIT OF TRUTH COMES, HE WILL GUIDE YOU INTO ALL THE TRUTH!
(JOHN 16:13)

For freedom, Christ has set us free!
(Galatians 5:1)

It is the very purpose of Jesus Christ that we should be graced with freedom, the freedom of true life that can only be found in His Spirit of Divine Love.

The Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom!
(2 Corinthians 3:17)

We are free to the extent that we abide in the Spirit of the Love of Jesus Christ (John 8:36;1 John 4:16).

As we are led by the Spirit to grow in Love, we are able to grow in understanding Truth.

With the Spirit's guidance, we are able to discern both truth and falsehood in the scriptures and writings of humanity.

We are able to discern which scriptural verses and doctrinal statements reflect Christ and which express Antichrist.

One necessary task before us in the 21st century is to establish a new and open Christian "canon" of historical works based on our understanding that GOD IS LOVE!
(1 John 4:7-8)



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Sunday, August 7, 2005
TRUE DIVINE INSPIRATION


ALL SCRIPTURE IS INSPIRED BY GOD!
(2 TIMOTHY 3:16)

What is TRUE divine inspiration?

Divine inspiration is God seeking to express God's Nature, which is Love, throughout all existence.

It is God seeking to guide all finite beings in choosing the path of Love, the One True Way of Life.

To say that ALL scripture is inspired by God, for this statement to be true, is to say that God is continually seeking to inspire that Love be expressed in ALL scripture!

However, humanity is fallen, including even the greatest of prophets and other so-called speakers for God.

And, human language is in principle unable to do anything but testify in such a way as to point to Divine Truth.

Because human being and language are both imperfect mirrors of divine inspiration, the message can become corrupt and distorted. It can even become twisted into an outright lie.

Scripture is NOT the pure, undistorted Word of God. The living expression of Divine Love, the Living Word, Jesus Christ IS!


To the extent that Love is NOT expressed in scripture, whether it be the Bible, Talmud, Koran or any of the other scriptures of humankind, it is the expression of the Spirit of Falsehood, the Spirit of Antichrist!

Wherever, and in whatever historical religious context, Love is expressed as True God and True Life, there Truth abides. There, divine inspiration is truly expressed!

Where there is Divine Love, we see imperfectly, yet "face to face“
(1 Corinthians 13:12)!


Posted by Ravenangel (copyright@2003-2006) at 12:01 AM EDT
Thursday, July 28, 2005
THE TRUTH ABOUT SCRIPTURE


HE OPENED THEIR MINDS TO UNDERSTAND THE SCRIPTURES! (LUKE 24:45)

Jesus promised us that we shall receive the Spirit of Truth to lead us into all the Truth (John 16:13). He declared that we should know the Truth, and the Truth would set us free (John 8:32).

The deep questions before us are these: Is ALL scripture true? Is all Christian scipture true? Are the sciptures of the world's other religious traditions in any way true?

What gives us the justification to say that ANY scripture is true? If one says that scripture is true because it was REVEALED to us by God, how can we be certain?

What indeed gives us this certainty, this justification, is our PERSONAL EXPERIENCE of the life-giving power of Divine Love expressed in the Christ Event of Jesus' life, death and resurrection (1 John 4:7-8).

If we ABIDE in releasement to the Spirit of Christ Jesus, what is revealed in power (Romans 1:4) is True God and True Life as LOVE (1 John 5:20).

God is Love; whosoever abides in Love abides in God, and God abides in that person (1 John 4:16).

IF we abide in Divine Love, we are able to discern the Spirit of Truth, the Spirit of Christ , from the Spirit of Lies, the Spirit of Antichrist, all that is against the Love that is God (1 John 3:10-14).

It is the Spirit of Truth as the Spirit of Divine Love that gives us the solid justification to declare that ANY scripture is true or false, that ANY scripture expresses the Spirit of Christ or Antichrist!

IF a scripture expresses LOVE, it is inspired by God. If a scripture does NOT express Love, it is deemed a human corruption inspired by Antichrist, a delusion and a deception!

Truth is Love, Divine Love! The One True Way of Life is Christ Love! ALL that stands against Love is the Lie of Life, the Way of Death, Antichrist Reality!


God is Love; whosoever abides in Love abides in God, and God abides in that person (1 John 4:16)


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