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Have any of you heard of the natural phenomena called ABSOLUTE ZERO? Theoretically, scientists believe that if the temperature of minus 459 degrees Fahrenheit can be reached, everything just stops, in that all thermal energy of matter at that temperature vanishes.
Spiritually speaking, I believe that this pictures for us absolute REST IN GOD, a place where all self-seeking and self-initiative of man is COMPLETELY FROZEN. Jesus demonstrated to the world a man brought to absolute zero, that in and of Himself, JESUS DID ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.
Now, at absolute zero there is another natural phenomena that occurs. This phenomena is called SUPERCONDUCTIVITY. This is when electricity can be sent through a conductor at 100% efficiency without any voltage loss because there is NO LONGER ANY RESISTANCE. This means that the FULL POWER of the electricity is realized through the conductor and is transmitted perfectly.
Beloved, Jesus also pictures this superconductivity phenomena for us. Because there was no resistance in Him to do the will of the Father, Jesus became a SUPERCONDUCTOR of the full expression of the life of the Father. He was given THE SPIRIT WITHOUT MEASURE, and the power of the Spirit flowed through Jesus perfectly.
Dear ones, “absolute zero” and Jesus both picture for us THE FULLNESS OF REST which equals the FULLNESS OF POWER. This also pictures for us Sons who will do only the will of THE FATHER and because of this they will be empowered with the Spirit without limits.
Absolute zero is a theoretical phenomena as far as the scientists of this world are concerned. Men by their own strength and wisdom have not been able to reach absolute zero. But what is impossible for man is possible with God. Now, He may not have any interest in allowing men to drop the temperature to minus 459 degrees, but I can assure you that He is quite interested in bringing forth Sons in the likeness and image of the Son, Super-conduits for His life and love and power to flow into this world.
The below video from British EU Parliamentarian Roger Helmer details a common problem across the globe: meddling, self-worshipping men and women who think that by their brilliance and ingenuity the world will be saved, remade and reborn in the image they see as “sustainable.” Despite the shiny veneer of foresight on behalf of these self-appointed visionaries, their ideals are economically cruel, philosophically twisted and spiritually misguided.
By their own admissions, policies and published works an obvious and offensive effort is being made to “de-industrialize” the world, decrease the population, and—for most people on the planet—create a dangerous and distorted version of paradise (little “p”) here on Earth.
While I happily recognize and appreciate the difficulties Earthlings face in feeding people around the world, there are immense quantities of food being wasted and great expanses of open, high-quality land outside of the congested, diseased cities we see in “overpopulation propaganda” that can be utilized and eaten by starving people.
The essence of these struggles comes down to a core principle in my view: do we think people will save the world, or do we embrace an “I of myself do nothing” view that seeks The Will of The Creator and RECOGNIZES OUR INHERENT FALLIBILITY instead of trying to show how “perfect” we are?
By this statement I seek to discover the root of our power, the source of our “brilliance”, and the origin of true, lasting, Divine changes.
Will paradigm-shifting change come about due to our own perceived magnificence and brain power? Or do we see ourselves as merely vehicles for The Creator of The Universe, our Divine Spirit Parent, God, to deliver His/Her Will to Earth?
This same principle applies to our political world as well. Do we think through our own firey power and passion for liberty, freedom and justice that the world will change?
Did Christ advocate bull horning the Romans like a Bilderberg meeting? Or did he show them kindness and healing and pray that “The Father in Him” deliver healing? (the key principle). Surely he knew of their crimes, but delivered to them love instead of any semblance of hatred or wickedness.
Is there a more beautiful or difficult task than to love and heal those who persecute you?
I believe GREAT AND POSITIVE, changes are coming to our planet. But I do not seem them coming about unless we bow our proud heads and crawl to the feet of the Father like children and worship Him while seeking guidance in our affairs. You can be a beautiful, wonderful, kind person with great capacity for goodness, however; your Creator is INFINITELY more compassionate, WISE, and powerful.
May we all become one in mind and Spirit as the reconciliation of all things comes to pass through the uniting of our hearts and minds and the abandonment of the cruel religions—including Christianity—that have kept us confined and divided for so long. If the final sentence bothers you, I obviously believe that Christ is The Messiah, but I abhor religion. I believe the record shows He wasn’t interested in it either.
Just a quick note: A while ago I linked to a 10-minute Christopher Hitchens video, in which he set out to disprove the existence of God. What he actually did was argue why the God of Western monotheism was a tyrant, and why he (Hitchens) was glad such a God didn’t exist. One of the reasons Hitchens gave, was that if the God of the Bible were true, then He would be a worse tyrant than Kim Jong Il–at least you could die if you were stuck in North Korea.
Yet something wasn’t sitting right with me, and today I put my finger on it. It’s very odd that atheists condemn the God of the Bible for being such a tyrant, and they also ask Christians, “If your God exists, then why is He hiding?” That’s an odd sort of tyranny to be exercising, that a lot of people doubt the tyrant exists. I imagine nobody in North Korea had any doubts that there really was a government that would lock them up if they stepped out of line.
Now look, I understand the atheist position: He is saying (a) the stuff that the God of the Bible does, in that fictitious book, is crazy and tyrannical, and (b) thank goodness there is no scientific evidence that such a being actually exists.
But I can just flip it around and ask the atheist to see things from the Christian perspective. Suppose, for the sake of argument, that we are right. Then your case falls apart. You can’t accuse God of micromanaging our lives, when you also demand that He show Himself.
Let me put it this way to try to make my point clearer: There are atheists who recoil at horror at the idea that there could be some being in ultimate control of the universe. At the same time, there are atheists who recoil at horror at a being that stands idly by with the power to prevent wars and infant mortality, yet chooses not to. It would make sense if these were different groups of atheists. And yet, I think just about every modern atheist falls intoboth camps simultaneously. Isn’t that a bit weird?
(Note well, I am using the term atheist quite consciously. If there are people who are really just not sure, OK fair enough. In this post, I am talking about the people who are confident that there is no God, for the types of reasons above.)
What’s really ironic is when libertarian, free-market atheists hold the above positions. One way of describing their views is that they (a) think God should be intervening a lot more to punish evildoers on Earth, but (b) can’t believe that He apparently punishes people in the afterlife for not having the right belief system. So it’s not that they are “for” or “against” intervention; they rather think God should be intervening differently.
Again I ask: Suppose for the sake of argument that there really were a God, who literally knew everything. Isn’t it just possible that there are a few pertinent details escaping our notice, when we have observed one droplet of human existence in an ocean of history, and we have almost no idea of what the future holds? For people who recognize the fatal conceit and the problems of central planning in human affairs, it is funny to hear them second-guessing God and say things like, “Well geez, if humans and other organisms were actually intelligently designed, they would look like XYZ. So clearly they weren’t.”
Last point to deal with an obvious retort: The atheist libertarian can’t just flip this around and say, “Right Bob, you of all people should know the dangers of central planning, so why do you revere the ultimate central planner?” And the answer is, because He’s God. That’s a pretty good response. It’s why we have expressions like, “That’s dangerous because we’d be playing God.” If anyone is allowed to play God, it is…God. Maybe He doesn’t exist, but if He does, then, yes, it’s OK to have an omniscient, omnibenevolent being running the show. In fact it gives immense relief and comfort to know that He is.
We have no choice but to choose. By default, these choices must include our views on God and religion–there is no other way–we must choose, we cannot simply exist without an opinion.
We either decide that there is a Creator behind this creation, or we believe in some form of infinite evolution, a “New Agey” theory about consciousness or some variant thereof.
If we decide that life is too grand, complex and beautiful to just happen, or we have had moments that defy logic and must be the result of some kind of higher power, or we agree that there is a God, but we aren’t sure what religion is The True Religion, we are left with two primary choices: begin a difficult and challenging quest to find The Truth or choose to live our lives in a disappointing state of ignorance.
If you’re on the path towards God (whatever that means) and are open to the philosophy and potential divinity of Christianity you may encounter a growing volume of research that says that the man known as Jesus never actually existed.
To be perfectly honest, I was actually quite enamored with this theory for a considerable period of time. Films like “Zeitgeist,” books like “The God Who Wasn’t There,” and researchers like Michael Tsarion and David Icke had essentially convinced me that the life of Jesus Christ was simply a new literary version of pagan demigods, Sumerian legends/religion, and other spiritual figures of ancient lore.
The theories of this “no Jesus” camp center around the belief that there have been multiple Gods and demigods throughout history that were crucified, resurrected, walked with 12 disciples and a multitude of other factors that fit the “Christ template.” For more, please see Zeitgeist, and books by Acharya S. or the aforementioned authors.
If you are like I once was and believe that religions have been strapped onto mankind’s necks to cage us rather than inspire and free us, please hold your judgement until you’ve had a look at a following video or visit ZeitgeistChallenge.com for more information and evidence that refutes these theories.
Happily I have now seen both sides of the debate and my views on Jesus have since changed considerably…
In the attached video made by Chris White, a significant volume of evidence is presented that shows the aforementioned films, authors and books are either outright lies knowingly made by their creators; or they are very poor works of pseudoscience. Again, there is no choice but to choose…
In recent posts there’s been a lot of talk about the golden mean, fibonacci sequences, and other profound patterns in our physical reality that add layers of tangibility to my beliefs in, and spiritual experiences with, a Divine Creator.
If we believe in—or even just consider the existence of—such an entity many questions come to mind.
One I’ve heard asked by some atheist friends: “If there is a God (or Heavenly Father as Jesus more affectionately described him), how could billions of people simultaneously interact with this being?!”
Well, if this Creator Spirit exists, then it should have some kind of energy, or BE some kind of energy, right?
Therefore, in addition to being a spirit, God would also be a field of energy and vibration, and if so, the billions of people in all of Creation can interact with Him on a macro level; with an infinite number of people able to experience a connection simultaneously. This is much different than trying to imagine a singular God figure as a white guy on a cloud somewhere communicating with us one by one.
Additionally, if we consider recent studies in DNA research that shows we currently use a tiny fraction of our DNA and overlay that with the scripture verse in the book of Luke stating that, “The kingdom of God is within you,” could it be true that our potential is lying latent within us until it is “activated” by a Divine Field of energy (The Holy Spirit) and the antennae-like structures of our DNA “hears” our Father in Heaven with more accuracy by being sensitive to the divine vibrations emanating from The Source?
With this potential reality in mind, I’d like to share my prayer and meditation from this morning:
I began by asking for an impenetrable field of divine energy to surround me and and begin to spin rapidly so that my body, mind and spirit would be scrubbed by the power of the energy and God’s spirit.
I imagined that this spinning would be similar to a wet tennis ball in the air and the aspects of myself that are not desired would be spun off like water droplets from the ball.
I prayed for all spirits and patterns of regret, fear, anger, anxiety and others to be scrubbed from me and bound by the heavy hand of Christ—and that His Spirit would take their place so that I could do what Jesus did: demonstrate perfect obedience to, and perception of The Will of God so that I would be able to manifest the healing, wisdom and Grace that Jesus did.
Shortly before this exercise I also did a session of jin shin jyutsu, an eastern healing system I’ve recently begun studying and have found profoundly beneficial. Alice Burmeister’s The Touch of Healing has been especially well-reviewed by my dear friend, David Weber at KingDavidsTable.com.
It’s interesting to integrate my Faith in Christ with these teachings; I’m sure many new agers and hard-line Christians will judge me, that’s ok….
They’re both often creating religion instead of fostering Divine Connection. These modern pagans, self-worshippers or neo-Pharisees may have lots of wisdom, but are likely missing out on the grand inheritance and spiritual purification possible by communing with the spirit of Jesus Christ.
I pray that these techniques and words lead you to the place of perfection that exists outside of our physical reality; The Place of Spirit that we can rest in; no matter what chaos is happening in our physical worlds.
Although it is a great challenge to see purpose and beauty behind the chaos and pain in our world there are profound and paradigm-shifting truths hidden away in little corners and secrets that can reveal a much greater reality to us…if we would only pay them a little attention.
Can this seemingly insignificant little formula really have an impact in our lives? Does its presence in totally unrelated aspects of our lives have any spiritual implications? Is it proof of God?
To me, the answer is a resounding “OH YEAH!” for a number of reasons:
1) As the linked materials prove, these patterns are part of the core structure of the entire universe (evidenced, in part, by the shapes and proportions of galaxies as well) they therefore pre-date the manifestation of creation itself and therefore are not the result of physical “stuff” shifting and falling into a pattern—they are an existing system that life organizes itself upon.
2) Despite all of the horrors we see that man, Satan and other forces of wickedness have created in this world; these patterns show that there is an underlying perfection to life. Therefore, is it too far of a leap to say that all of these bad things are happening with that same innate perfection? Can we rest in this perfection and be the eye of the storm?
If we contemplate how intricate these structures are, can we stretch our imaginations and hearts to see that the trials and terrors we’ve experienced have within them this same underling Grace? Can we climb into the heavens and look down upon our little lives with a macro lens to see how we are part of an incredible and impossibly complex tapestry with a Perfect Plan to bring us back to our source: God Himself?
No matter what troubles I see, experience or encounter I choose to gamble that there is an inherent perfection within them that will lead me to a greater knowledge, a more profound Faith, and if I am patient and quiet; a greater revelation of God.
You are part of the pure source code of infinite divinity, you are not forgotten, and you are so very important. Breath in your divine inheritance. Rest in the peace, perfection and plan of God and go forth in the future. If, like me, you’re drawn to study another perfect pattern, Yeshua Ha Maschiah, Jesus Christ The Messiah I wish you well and would be delighted to explore these topics more with you.
A profound question with a profound answer that I cannot escape: yes.
The inherent perfection, exquisite harmony and brilliant balance detailed in this incredible book proves, to me, that there must be an all-encompassing, omnipresent, supremely intelligent Creator behind the curtains of this world and that hidden milimeters benath the chaos, noise and confusion of our perception lies a vast and glassy sea of perfection; if we would only focus our eyes upon it, rest in its peace and ponder about what it means in our lives.
If that perfection exists in structures and systems that have no relation, should we look into the events of our lives to see the hidden perfections within them as well?
Understandably this is a massive challenge. Life is hard, bad things happen—frequently—and God’s voice and heart is hard to hear. But if we can rest in this brilliant perfection around us and let Faith bubble up and solidify in this glory then perhaps the designs can lead us to far more than just a good art show, far more than an entertaining look at what might have previously been a beautiful yet shallow and meaningless world.
If you knew that you might be forever changed, would you risk all of your preconceived notions and look deeper? Would you put your pride on the altar and chance that your beliefs could be wrong?
Again, if there’s a design…is there a Designer?
In the debate over God, religion, spirituality and life there are many key historical and factual points to debate; some are very contentious, some are surprisingly conclusive—and I place examples of each of those on both sides of the debate “aisle.”
For many people, these pieces of debate are reason enough to throw the philosophy and spiritual guidance available in The Word and via The Spirit out the window without a deeper thought on the profound nature, effect and paradigm-shifting power of the content….
The speaker in the embedded video below details how a follower of Christ’s Words and Deeds is called to “boast in their weaknesses” and humble themselves. Some believers today who seek to be the “first fruits” are striving to this end so mightily that they wish to be nearly non-existant; in the desire that Will of God replaces their selfish desires with His Holy Plans.
This philosophical underpinning is the unconquerable message within The Bible that transcends the debate of “is their a God, is The Bible accurate, did Jesus really do what we’re told he did…” and replaces it with a quantum shift in our thoughts, words and deeds.
The world is full of a cacophony of sights and sounds and pleasures to be had; will these joys be the pursuit of our lives—or will we seek a different goal altogether and bring our lives to the altar of God and humbly pray that our dreams are burned away to be replaced with His?
Given the incredible crimes against humanity, foolish “religiosity,” and sheer madness we see in our Churches, Temples and Synagogues it is an understandable reaction to dismiss all spirituality as being foolish, fanciful or simply a fearful reaction to a perceived threat of God’s impending judgement.
When the ideas of God are viewed through this lens, our rational minds quickly explain away the need for—and even existence of—God/spirituality.
But these are days of a great awakening of hearts and minds to see The True Kingdom of God that we can enter through the perfect example of Jesus Christ.
The below text is one of the most profound, logical and tangible descriptions of the transformation and exaltation we experience by submission to—and subsequently raising by—The Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ.
The author is unknown, but was sent to me by my friend David Weber at KingDavidsTable.com
(Just so we all know, that is a reference to King David, not to himself.)
Incorruption Brought to Light
“Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, but is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.” (2 Tim.1:9-10)
Two words stand out as the foundation of the truths which we would share, and they are “purpose and grace”. All things are daily being worked out “according to the purpose of Him who worketh all things after the counsel of His own will.” (Eph.1:11) He is sovereign Lord, there is no other purpose to be considered. “The Lord of hosts hath sworn, saying, surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand. For the Lord of host hath purposed, and who shall disannul it? And His hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back?” (Isa. 14:24, 27)
“And grace…” Since God is sovereign, it is HIS WILL that is being done, “on earth, as it is in heaven.” Then it becomes obvious that there are no works of man that can enhance His doing, but it is all the working out of His grace, as He has mercy upon whom He will have mercy. “For by grace are ye saved through faith: and not of yourselves: it is a gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Eph. 2:8).
“Who hath saved us…” The Greek word is “sozo” meaning: to make sound, or whole. Salvation is far more than just the initial experience. It is an ongoing process until we are fully changed, spirit, soul, and body. It is the infusion of DIVINE LIFE, “Christ in you, the hope of glory.” So that “the life which I know live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me.” (Gal. 2:20)
Does an all-mighty, all-knowing, all-seeing God fret?
Is he wondering what the future holds?
While I’m as guilty as any of “fretting” and babbling about this or that government scandal; peace can be found in our shaking off of these mortal concerns and fleeting desires that we cling to as short-term distractions instead focusing on the True Reality present in a dimension just beyond our sight.
When we do this, our resolute presence becomes an inspiration to those less focused, more worried, and farther from the Divine Peace of God.
Remember, the darker the room, the brighter the lonely match becomes!!
Today’s prayer: “God, take charge of my mind! Make a path for me to go where you want me. Strike a blow to my preconceived notions, remove my fallen mind from the equation and if you desire reveal your True Nature to me.”