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[Now, we continue with the ninth fruit of the Spirit, “unfailing goodness” as said by Jesus Christ]
PAPER 163. Ordination of the Seventy at Magadan
3. The Discussion about Wealth
163:3.5 [Jesus:] “The kingdom of heaven is like a householder who was a large employer of men, and who went out early in the morning to hire laborers to work in his vineyard. When he had agreed with the laborers to pay them a denarius a day, he sent them into the vineyard. Then he went out about nine o’clock, and seeing others standing in the market place idle, he said to them: ‘Go you also to work in my vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will pay you.’ And they went at once to work. Again he went out about twelve and about three and did likewise. And going to the market place about five in the afternoon, he found still others standing idle, and he inquired of them, ‘Why do you stand here idle all the day?’ And the men answered, ‘Because nobody has hired us.’ Then said the householder: ‘Go you also to work in my vineyard, and whatever is right I will pay you.’
163:3.6 “When evening came, this owner of the vineyard said to his steward: ‘Call the laborers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last hired and ending with the first.’ When those who were hired about five o’clock came, they received a denarius each, and so it was with each of the other laborers. When the men who were hired at the beginning of the day saw how the later comers were paid, they expected to receive more than the amount agreed upon. But like the others every man received only a denarius. And when each had received his pay, they complained to the householder, saying: ‘These men who were hired last worked only one hour, and yet you have paid them the same as us who have borne the burden of the day in the scorching sun.’
163:3.7 “Then answered the householder: ‘My friends, I do you no wrong. Did not each of you agree to work for a denarius a day? Take now that which is yours and go your way, for it is my desire to give to those who came last as much as I have given to you. Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with my own? or do you begrudge my generosity because I desire to be good and to show mercy?’”
PAPER 164. At the Feast of Dedication
1. Story of the Good Samaritan
164:1.1 That evening a considerable company gathered about Jesus and the two apostles to ask questions, many of which the apostles answered, while others the Master discussed. In the course of the evening a certain lawyer, seeking to entangle Jesus in a compromising disputation, said: “Teacher, I would like to ask you just what I should do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus answered, “What is written in the law and the prophets; how do you read the Scriptures?” The lawyer, knowing the teachings of both Jesus and the Pharisees, answered: “To love the Lord God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength, and your neighbor as yourself.” Then said Jesus: “You have answered right; this, if you really do, will lead to life everlasting.”
164:1.2 But the lawyer was not wholly sincere in asking this question, and desiring to justify himself while also hoping to embarrass Jesus, he ventured to ask still another question. Drawing a little closer to the Master, he said, “But, Teacher, I should like you to tell me just who is my neighbor?” The lawyer asked this question hoping to entrap Jesus into making some statement that would contravene the Jewish law which defined one’s neighbor as “the children of one’s people.” The Jews looked upon all others as “gentile dogs.” This lawyer was somewhat familiar with Jesus’ teachings and therefore well knew that the Master thought differently; thus he hoped to lead him into saying something which could be construed as an attack upon the sacred law.
164:1.3 But Jesus discerned the lawyer’s motive, and instead of falling into the trap, he proceeded to tell his hearers a story, a story which would be fully appreciated by any Jericho audience. Said Jesus: “A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell into the hands of cruel brigands, who robbed him, stripped him and beat him, and departing, left him half dead. Very soon, by chance, a certain priest was going down that way, and when he came upon the wounded man, seeing his sorry plight, he passed by on the other side of the road. And in like manner a Levite also, when he came along and saw the man, passed by on the other side. Now, about this time, a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed down to Jericho, came across this wounded man; and when he saw how he had been robbed and beaten, he was moved with compassion, and going over to him, he bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine, and setting the man upon his own beast, brought him here to the inn and took care of him. And on the morrow he took out some money and, giving it to the host, said: ‘Take good care of my friend, and if the expense is more, when I come back again, I will repay you.’ Now let me ask you: Which of these three turned out to be the neighbor of him who fell among the robbers?” And when the lawyer perceived that he had fallen into his own snare, he answered, “He who showed mercy on him.” And Jesus said, “Go and do likewise.”
164:1.4 The lawyer answered, “He who showed mercy,” that he might refrain from even speaking that odious word, Samaritan. The lawyer was forced to give the very answer to the question, “Who is my neighbor?” which Jesus wished given, and which, if Jesus had so stated, would have directly involved him in the charge of heresy. Jesus not only confounded the dishonest lawyer, but he told his hearers a story which was at the same time a beautiful admonition to all his followers and a stunning rebuke to all Jews regarding their attitude toward the Samaritans. And this story has continued to promote brotherly love among all who have subsequently believed the gospel of Jesus.
PAPER 165. The Perean Mission Begins
2. Sermon on the Good Shepherd
165:2.1 A company of over three hundred Jerusalemites, Pharisees and others, followed Jesus north to Pella when he hastened away from the jurisdiction of the Jewish rulers at the ending of the feast of the dedication; and it was in the presence of these Jewish teachers and leaders, as well as in the hearing of the twelve apostles, that Jesus preached the sermon on the “Good Shepherd.” After half an hour of informal discussion, speaking to a group of about one hundred, Jesus said:
165:2.6 “You who would be the undershepherds of my Father’s flocks must not only be worthy leaders, but you must also feed the flock with good food; you are not true shepherds unless you lead your flocks into green pastures and beside still waters.”
3. Sabbath Sermon at Pella
165:3.8 [Jesus:] “How long will you tarry in the valley of decision? Why do you halt between two opinions? Why should Jew or gentile hesitate to accept the good news that he is a son of the eternal God? How long will it take us to persuade you to enter joyfully into your spiritual inheritance? I came into this world to reveal the Father to you and to lead you to the Father. The first I have done, but the last I may not do without your consent; the Father never compels any man to enter the kingdom. The invitation ever has been and always will be: Whosoever will, let him come and freely partake of the water of life.”
PAPER 169. Last Teaching at Pella
1. Parable of the Lost Son
169:1.1 On Thursday afternoon Jesus talked to the multitude about the “Grace of Salvation.” In the course of this sermon he retold the story of the lost sheep and the lost coin and then added his favorite parable of the prodigal son. Said Jesus:
169:1.2 “You have been admonished by the prophets from Samuel to John that you should seek for God — search for truth. Always have they said, ‘Seek the Lord while he may be found.’ And all such teaching should be taken to heart. But I have come to show you that, while you are seeking to find God, God is likewise seeking to find you. Many times have I told you the story of the good shepherd who left the ninety and nine sheep in the fold while he went forth searching for the one that was lost, and how, when he had found the straying sheep, he laid it over his shoulder and tenderly carried it back to the fold. And when the lost sheep had been restored to the fold, you remember that the good shepherd called in his friends and bade them rejoice with him over the finding of the sheep that had been lost. Again I say there is more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over the ninety and nine just persons who need no repentance. The fact that souls are lost only increases the interest of the heavenly Father. I have come to this world to do my Father’s bidding, and it has truly been said of the Son of Man that he is a friend of publicans and sinners.
169:1.3 “You have been taught that divine acceptance comes after your repentance and as a result of all your works of sacrifice and penitence, but I assure you that the Father accepts you even before you have repented and sends the Son and his associates to find you and bring you, with rejoicing, back to the fold, the kingdom of sonship and spiritual progress. You are all like sheep which have gone astray, and I have come to seek and to save those who are lost.
169:1.4 “And you should also remember the story of the woman who, having had ten pieces of silver made into a necklace of adornment, lost one piece, and how she lit the lamp and diligently swept the house and kept up the search until she found the lost piece of silver. And as soon as she found the coin that was lost, she called together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the piece that was lost.’ So again I say, there is always joy in the presence of the angels of heaven over one sinner who repents and returns to the Father’s fold. And I tell you this story to impress upon you that the Father and his Son go forth to search for those who are lost, and in this search we employ all influences capable of rendering assistance in our diligent efforts to find those who are lost, those who stand in need of salvation. And so, while the Son of Man goes out in the wilderness to seek for the sheep gone astray, he also searches for the coin which is lost in the house. The sheep wanders away, unintentionally; the coin is covered by the dust of time and obscured by the accumulation of the things of men.
169:1.5 “And now I would like to tell you the story of a thoughtless son of a well-to-do farmer who deliberately left his father’s house and went off into a foreign land, where he fell into much tribulation. You recall that the sheep strayed away without intention, but this youth left his home with premeditation. It was like this:
169:1.6 “A certain man had two sons; one, the younger, was lighthearted and carefree, always seeking for a good time and shirking responsibility, while his older brother was serious, sober, hard-working, and willing to bear responsibility. Now these two brothers did not get along well together; they were always quarreling and bickering. The younger lad was cheerful and vivacious, but indolent and unreliable; the older son was steady and industrious, at the same time self-centered, surly, and conceited. The younger son enjoyed play but shunned work; the older devoted himself to work but seldom played. This association became so disagreeable that the younger son came to his father and said: ‘Father, give me the third portion of your possessions which would fall to me and allow me to go out into the world to seek my own fortune.’ And when the father heard this request, knowing how unhappy the young man was at home and with his older brother, he divided his property, giving the youth his share.
169:1.7 “Within a few weeks the young man gathered together all his funds and set out upon a journey to a far country, and finding nothing profitable to do which was also pleasurable, he soon wasted all his inheritance in riotous living. And when he had spent all, there arose a prolonged famine in that country, and he found himself in want. And so, when he suffered hunger and his distress was great, he found employment with one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into the fields to feed swine. And the young man would fain have filled himself with the husks which the swine ate, but no one would give him anything.
169:1.8 “One day, when he was very hungry, he came to himself and said: ‘How many hired servants of my father have bread enough and to spare while I perish with hunger, feeding swine off here in a foreign country! I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no more worthy to be called your son; only be willing to make me one of your hired servants.’ And when the young man had reached this decision, he arose and started out for his father’s house.
169:1.9 “Now this father had grieved much for his son; he had missed the cheerful, though thoughtless, lad. This father loved this son and was always on the lookout for his return, so that on the day he approached his home, even while he was yet afar off, the father saw him and, being moved with loving compassion, ran out to meet him, and with affectionate greeting he embraced and kissed him. And after they had thus met, the son looked up into his father’s tearful face and said: ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight; I am no more worthy to be called a son’ — but the lad did not find opportunity to complete his confession because the overjoyed father said to the servants who had by this time come running up: ‘Bring quickly his best robe, the one I have saved, and put it on him and put the son’s ring on his hand and fetch sandals for his feet.’
169:1.10 “And then, after the happy father had led the footsore and weary lad into the house, he called to his servants: ‘Bring on the fatted calf and kill it, and let us eat and make merry, for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ And they all gathered about the father to rejoice with him over the restoration of his son.
169:1.11 “About this time, while they were celebrating, the elder son came in from his day’s work in the field, and as he drew near the house, he heard the music and the dancing. And when he came up to the back door, he called out one of the servants and inquired as to the meaning of all this festivity. And then said the servant: ‘Your long-lost brother has come home, and your father has killed the fatted calf to rejoice over his son’s safe return. Come in that you also may greet your brother and receive him back into your father’s house.’
169:1.12 “But when the older brother heard this, he was so hurt and angry he would not go into the house. When his father heard of his resentment of the welcome of his younger brother, he went out to entreat him. But the older son would not yield to his father’s persuasion. He answered his father, saying: ‘Here these many years have I served you, never transgressing the least of your commands, and yet you never gave me even a kid that I might make merry with my friends. I have remained here to care for you all these years, and you never made rejoicing over my faithful service, but when this your son returns, having squandered your substance with harlots, you make haste to kill the fatted calf and make merry over him.’
169:1.13 “Since this father truly loved both of his sons, he tried to reason with this older one: ‘But, my son, you have all the while been with me, and all this which I have is yours. You could have had a kid at any time you had made friends to share your merriment. But it is only proper that you should now join with me in being glad and merry because of your brother’s return. Think of it, my son, your brother was lost and is found; he has returned alive to us!’”
169:1.14 This was one of the most touching and effective of all the parables which Jesus ever presented to impress upon his hearers the Father’s willingness to receive all who seek entrance into the kingdom of heaven.
169:1.15 Jesus was very partial to telling these three stories at the same time. He presented the story of the lost sheep to show that, when men unintentionally stray away from the path of life, the Father is mindful of such lost ones and goes out, with his Sons, the true shepherds of the flock, to seek the lost sheep. He then would recite the story of the coin lost in the house to illustrate how thorough is the divine searching for all who are confused, confounded, or otherwise spiritually blinded by the material cares and accumulations of life. And then he would launch forth into the telling of this parable of the lost son, the reception of the returning prodigal, to show how complete is the restoration of the lost son into his Father’s house and heart.
169:1.16 Many, many times during his years of teaching, Jesus told and retold this story of the prodigal son. This parable and the story of the good Samaritan were his favorite means of teaching the love of the Father and the neighborliness of man.
PAPER 170. The Kingdom of Heaven
3. In Relation to Righteousness
170:3.9 The righteousness of any act must be measured by the motive; the highest forms of good are therefore unconscious. Jesus was never concerned with morals or ethics as such. He was wholly concerned with that inward and spiritual fellowship with God the Father which so certainly and directly manifests itself as outward and loving service for man. He taught that the religion of the kingdom is a genuine personal experience which no man can contain within himself; that the consciousness of being a member of the family of believers leads inevitably to the practice of the precepts of the family conduct, the service of one’s brothers and sisters in the effort to enhance and enlarge the brotherhood.
PAPER 171. On the Way to Jerusalem
1. The Departure from Pella
171:7.1 Jesus spread good cheer everywhere he went. He was full of grace and truth. His associates never ceased to wonder at the gracious words that proceeded out of his mouth. You can cultivate gracefulness, but graciousness is the aroma of friendliness which emanates from a love-saturated soul.
171:7.2 Goodness always compels respect, but when it is devoid of grace, it often repels affection. Goodness is universally attractive only when it is gracious. Goodness is effective only when it is attractive.
171:7.9 Most of the really important things which Jesus said or did seemed to happen casually, “as he passed by.” There was so little of the professional, the well-planned, or the premeditated in the Master’s earthly ministry. He dispensed health and scattered happiness naturally and gracefully as he journeyed through life. It was literally true, “He went about doing good.”
171:7.10 And it behooves the Master’s followers in all ages to learn to minister as “they pass by” — to do unselfish good as they go about their daily duties.
PAPER 172. Going into Jerusalem
3. The Start for Jerusalem
172:3.5 A warrior king always entered a city riding upon a horse; a king on a mission of peace and friendship always entered riding upon an ass. Jesus would not enter Jerusalem as a man on horseback, but he was willing to enter peacefully and with good will as the Son of Man on a donkey.
PAPER 177. Wednesday, the Rest Day
2. Early Home Life
177:2.6 It is our sincere belief that the gospel of Jesus’ teaching, founded as it is on the father-child relationship, can hardly enjoy a world-wide acceptance until such a time as the home life of the modern civilized peoples embraces more of love and more of wisdom. Notwithstanding that parents of the twentieth century possess great knowledge and increased truth for improving the home and ennobling the home life, it remains a fact that very few modern homes are such good places in which to nurture boys and girls as Jesus’ home in Galilee and John Mark’s home in Judea, albeit the acceptance of Jesus’ gospel will result in the immediate improvement of home life. The love life of a wise home and the loyal devotion of true religion exert a profound reciprocal influence upon each other. Such a home life enhances religion, and genuine religion always glorifies the home.
PAPER 178. Last Day at the Camp
1. Discourse on Sonship and Citizenship [a summary of Jesus’ Teaching]
178:1.5 As mortal and material men, you are indeed citizens of the earthly kingdoms, and you should be good citizens, all the better for having become reborn spirit sons of the heavenly kingdom. As faith-enlightened and spirit-liberated sons of the kingdom of heaven, you face a double responsibility of duty to man and duty to God while you voluntarily assume a third and sacred obligation: service to the brotherhood of God-knowing believers.
PAPER 179. The Last Supper
4. Last Words to the Betrayer
179:4.1 For some minutes the apostles ate in silence, but under the influence of the Master’s cheerful demeanor they were soon drawn into conversation, and ere long the meal was proceeding as if nothing out of the ordinary had occurred to interfere with the good cheer and social accord of this extraordinary occasion. After some time had elapsed, in about the middle of this second course of the meal, Jesus, looking them over, said: “I have told you how much I desired to have this supper with you, and knowing how the evil forces of darkness have conspired to bring about the death of the Son of Man, I determined to eat this supper with you in this secret chamber and a day in advance of the Passover since I will not be with you by this time tomorrow night. I have repeatedly told you that I must return to the Father. Now has my hour come, but it was not required that one of you should betray me into the hands of my enemies.”
PAPER 180. The Farewell Discourse
5. The Spirit of Truth
180:5.7 In the kingdom of the believing brotherhood of God-knowing truth lovers, this golden rule takes on living qualities of spiritual realization on those higher levels of interpretation which cause the mortal sons of God to view this injunction of the Master as requiring them so to relate themselves to their fellows that they will receive the highest possible good as a result of the believer’s contact with them. This is the essence of true religion: that you love your neighbor as yourself.
PAPER 181. Final Admonitions and Warnings
1. Last Words of Comfort
181:1.6 “Doubt not any of these truths even after you are scattered abroad by persecution and are downcast by many sorrows. When you feel that you are alone in the world, I will know of your isolation even as, when you are scattered every man to his own place, leaving the Son of Man in the hands of his enemies, you will know of mine. But I am never alone; always is the Father with me. Even at such a time I will pray for you. And all of these things have I told you that you might have peace and have it more abundantly. In this world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer; I have triumphed in the world and shown you the way to eternal joy and everlasting service.”
PAPER 187. The Crucifixion
1. On the Way to Golgotha
187:1.6 As the death procession passed along the narrow streets of Jerusalem, many of the tenderhearted Jewish women who had heard Jesus’ words of good cheer and compassion, and who knew of his life of loving ministry, could not refrain from weeping when they saw him being led forth to such an ignoble death. As he passed by, many of these women bewailed and lamented. And when some of them even dared to follow along by his side, the Master turned his head toward them and said: “Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but rather weep for yourselves and for your children. My work is about done — soon I go to my Father — but the times of terrible trouble for Jerusalem are just beginning. Behold, the days are coming in which you shall say: Blessed are the barren and those whose breasts have never suckled their young. In those days will you pray the rocks of the hills to fall on you in order that you may be delivered from the terrors of your troubles.” [In A.D. 70, Israel and Jerusalem were destroyed by the more powerful Roman armies, just as Jesus had said would certainly happen to that nation that rejected Jesus and his Gospel that God loves all humans equally as Divinely beloved sons of God in Jesus !]
Part 48 of this Study will be published here Monday, April 22, 2019 at about 8:00 PM CDT (new Study material here usually each Mon. Wed. and Fri. at 8:00 PM CDT)]
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When Jesus had finished his earth life, this name of the Father had been so revealed that the Master, who was the Father incarnate, could truly say:
I AM the Bread of Life.
I AM the Living Water.
I AM the Light of the world.
I AM the Desire of all ages.
I AM the Open Door to eternal salvation.
I AM the Reality of endless life.
I AM the Good Shepherd.
I AM the Pathway of Infinite perfection.
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I AM the Secret of eternal survival.
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I AM the Infinite Father of my finite Children.
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I AM the Living Link between time and eternity.
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From sacred personal spiritual experiences in God and in Jesus, in 1977 and forevermore, Brother Dave adds these ongoing truths:
I AM the Universal Father of infinite love.
I AM the Eternal Son of saving grace and lavish mercy.
I AM the Holy Father-Son-Spirit of Truth of unending Ministry to all.
I AM One in Spirit upon all Humans; You each and all are now called to be One Brotherhood in Me.
I AM Your Father; You are My Beloved Son ...
Thank You, my God and Father-Son Jesus, for coming way down here, from Your Eternal, Divine Perfection Spheres of Glory, to briefly Incarnate as an nearly obscure "Babe of Bethlehem" -- to surely (eventually) bring us all into Your True and Pure Light and Life !
Thank You for the Gift of final Paradise peace - even Your peace ...
Teacher-Brother Dave's Message of
"Holy Easter Sunday Reflections" April 21, 2019
"Many sincere Christians have believed in the resurrection of Jesus, based on the fact of the "empty tomb." It was indeed a fact that the tomb was empty, but this is not the truth of the resurrection. The tomb was truly empty when the first believers arrived, and this fact, associated with that of the undoubted resurrection of our Master Jesus, led to the formulation of a belief which was not true: the teaching that the material and mortal body of Jesus was raised from the grave. Truth having to do with spiritual realities and eternal values cannot always be built up by a combination of apparent facts. Although individual facts may be materially true, it does not follow that the association of a group of facts must necessarily lead to truthful spiritual conclusions."
"The true evidences of the resurrection of Jesus Christ are spiritual in nature, albeit this teaching is corroborated [made certain, confirmed, verified] by the testimony of many mortals of the realm who met, recognized, and communed with the resurrected Master, appearing in a higher form, and made visible to mortals. Jesus Christ became a part of the personal experience of almost one thousand human beings before He finally took leave of earth to return to the Paradise Father of All, to resume Sovereignty of this large universe of His making and Ministry." [These two revealed and paraphrased paragraphs above are in the public domain, freely share.]
Brother Dave here testifies: Since the Spring of A.D.1977, and Eternally, I am blessed to be a living witness to the continued appearing of our True Sovereign Creator GOD-MAN JESUS, fully here with, and within, all sincere Truth-seeking mortals as He the Spirit of Truth ! (John 16:7-16, Rev 21:3-7 others) Yes, He is still here ! freely forever pouring out HIMSELF and GOD as One SPIRIT upon all flesh without "respect of persons" ! showing us the Paradise Father and Himself Jesus Christ as ONE Coordinate SPIRIT of Truth of GOD, with infinite love, lavish mercy, all-wise ministry, liberating truth, divine beauty and gracious goodness, freely and forevermore Divinely Given to YOU and to me and to all humans, each of us being made into Final Paradise Perfection and Eternal Residence as Divine-Human Sons of GOD as JESUS IS - NOW !!
Joyous Light and Life in peace and progress in His Truth ! and thus Happy Easter, and all future Days, in the growing Family here of our loving Father God, and thus in the worldwide Brotherhood of Jesus here in Spirit and in Father-Son Truth !
Teacher-Brother Dave's Message of
"Holy Easter Saturday Reflections", April 20, 2019
Luke 9:22 [Jesus:] "The Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be slain, and be raised the third day."
Luke 24:7 [Jesus:] "The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again."
The "third day" was just a common Jewish expression meaning: "presently" or "soon thereafter". We know that the actual time between Jesus' physical death on the cross on Friday, and His Resurrection Appearances beginning on the following Sunday, was only about one and one-half (1.5) days. In All Truth, our Creator Father-Son Jesus Christ NEVER ever died in Personality, Spirit, Soul, and/or Mind; only his mortal Human physical body died ! IF our forever Living Creator God-Man Jesus Christ FULLY died then, this large Universe and You and me would all be FULLY NON-EXISTENT ! In Truth, we abide and progress into all perfection in Him; we are made and are forever perfecting in the divine Spirit Image of God the Father and God the Son. Our Spirit type-identity is JESUS our Creator Father-Son-Elder Brother; and thus also as God the Paradise Father I AM. Each of us may know in Finality: I am a divinely beloved Son of I AM; In Jesus I am eternally Certain.
HE IS I AM to us !
We need to realize-reflect that Jesus, now here in Spirit, as He the Spirit of Truth, also tells all of us Believers in Him - in our True God - that there really is no death for us ! Our perceived time of our sleep of physical death and our soul-form personality Resurrection up on a higher level, super-physical Mansion World, made by Jesus for our continuing perfection, is INSTANTANEOUS. Amen ! "In My Father's Home are many Mansions (worlds, higher spheres); I am preparing a place for You!" Thank You Jesus ! our True Light of God and our Life Eternal in You and the Father-Infinite !
Teacher-Brother Dave's Message of
"Good Friday" [or Evil Crucifixion Friday !] April 19, 2019
As most Spirit of Truth-led Christians know, many human teachings of past and present doctrines ABOUT Jesus and His Perfect Life and Divine Teachings are in serious error ! Mere human taught Christian Theologians, pastors, and priests still can not grasp much of the Deep Eternal Truths of Jesus and His Teachings. But God and Jesus, One in Spirit, do love them and are rehabilitating and saving them anyway --if they so choose such a perfect, glorious eternal destiny.
But a few, brave, sincere Spirit of Truth - Holy Spirit Born Eternal human persons here do know much more of the Real Significant Words of our Master Jesus which are partly recorded in the Bible. (Yes, also our Incarnate Jesus spoke many Words of Truth here from his Divine-Human ages of 12-30, none of which are recorded in the Bible; and much else has been left out, or mistranslated.) Let us now hear Jesus still here in Spirit ! (see John 16:7-16) Note well that this was said by Jesus BEFORE the physical, brutal murder by crucifixion of the human body of Jesus !
"NOW is the (loving and merciful) judgment of this WORLD ! NOW shall the (evil, iniquitous) prince of this world be CAST OUT ! And I, if I am lifted up from this earth, (HE IS RISEN ! IN SPIRIT IMMEDIATELY ! And in new body form for us to see again here in about 1.5 days. "On the 3rd day" is an old Jewish common phrase which just means "presently" or "soon".) I WILL DRAW (in Spirit) all Men, all Women, all Children unto Me !" (John 12:31-32)
Note well that our True God is NOT a stern, wrathful "vampire god" needing a perfect fix of pure, sinless blood of His Eternal Creator Son Jesus Christ before his alleged "wrath" can be appeased !! Please drop all of that false "Old Testament" scapegoat, lamb, blood sacrifice, atonement garbage ! (Very serious spiritual errors !) God is eternally loving and changeless - Absolute ! Jesus well knew that some very stubborn, non-spiritual humans of that time would reject His Truth of spiritual liberty and sonship with God freely offered to all ! But He willingly allowed all of this murderous human evil and demonic iniquity to play itself out. All sin does contain within itself the seeds of its eventual destruction; so fear not and even rejoice in Jesus in Spirit and in His Father-Son Truth ! Always know and share that GOD, the Paradise FATHER of all Reality, IS just as loving and merciful and kind and perfect as JESUS IS ! They Are One in Spirit; let us Truth lovers also be One in Him ! Now we continue with more epochal revelation on this for your prayerful reflections this Friday.
What Jesus is now about to do, submit to death on the cross, He does of His own free will. In foretelling this experience, Jesus said: "The Father loves and sustains Me because I am willing to lay down my life. But I will take it up again. No one takes My life away from Me --I lay it down of My Self. I have Authority to lay it down, and I have Authority to take it up. I have received such a Commandment from My Father."
Jesus soon appears to many human witnesses after His crucifixion and physical death. In one Appearance, our Resurrected, Living Jesus Christ said:
"Among yourselves, here, you share the knowledge that I have risen from the dead, but that is not strange. I have the power to lay down My life and to take it up again; the Father gives such power to His Paradise Sons. You should the rather be stirred in your hearts by the knowledge that the dead of an age entered upon the eternal ascent soon after I left Joseph's new tomb. [Jesus Raised into the next Heaven Mansion World all of the dead humans since the time of Adam and Eve !! (from about 37,000 years ago -on) And He will Raise you and me also !!] I lived My life in the flesh to show how you can, through loving service, become God-revealing to your fellow men [all mortals: men, women and children] even as, by loving you and serving you, I have become God-revealing to you. I have lived among you as the Son of Man that you, and all other men, might know that you are all indeed the sons of God. Therefore, go you now into all the world preaching this Gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven to all men. [Now Jesus prefers that we say "Family of God" or other proper words.] Love all men as I have loved you; serve your fellow mortals as I have served you. Freely you have received, freely give. Only tarry here in Jerusalem while I go to the Father, and until I send you the Spirit of Truth. [He was sent to us just a few hours later, in A.D.30; and He is forevermore here with us and as we ascend into Paradise-God !] He shall lead you into the enlarged truth, and I will go with you into all the world. I am with you always, and My peace I leave with you." [Thank You Jesus !]
Love, Peace and progress in Spirit and in Father-Son Truth !
Teacher-Brother Dave's Message of
Holy Remembrance April 18, 2019
"Holy Easter Thursday New Covenant of Communion"
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Jesus Christ,
Sacred Communion with our Sovereign Savior Jesus Christ may be done with your Christian family and/or other Christian friends, just as and just where you are, and as many times daily, weekly or monthly as you and others are so Spirit-led. It is not required that you go to church and have a priest or minister conduct this as a rigidly dogmatic ritual. Be spiritually creative-imaginative and abide in the true spiritual liberty granted to us by the Authority of Jesus and not by ecclesiastical human authorities or "temple tycoons". "Priesthood of all believers in Jesus Christ !" Use grape juice or real wine or any suitable, agreed-upon drink. Then you may use bread, wafer, cracker, cookie, etc. Allow periods of silent time to pray, worship and reflect on the ever-continuing Gifts and Divine Majesty of our Creator Father-Son-Elder Brother Jesus. Then continue your meal and warm Family of God fellowship as you together so wish.
Let us again hear in Spirit the powerful words of our Master Jesus Christ.
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ESTABLISHING THE REMEMBRANCE SUPPER
As they brought Jesus the third cup of wine, the "cup of blessing," he arose from the couch and, taking the cup in his hands, blessed it, saying: "Take this cup, all of you, and drink of it. This shall be the cup of my remembrance. This is the cup of the blessing of a new dispensation of grace and truth. This shall be to you the emblem of the bestowal and ministry of the divine Spirit of Truth. And I will not again drink this cup with you until I drink in new form with you in the Father's eternal kingdom."
The apostles all sensed that something out of the ordinary was transpiring as they drank of this cup of blessing in profound reverence and perfect silence. The old Passover commemorated the emergence of their fathers from a state of racial slavery into individual freedom; now the Master was instituting a new remembrance supper as a symbol of the new dispensation wherein the enslaved individual emerges from the bondage of ceremonialism and selfishness into the spiritual joy of the brotherhood and fellowship of the liberated faith sons of the living God.
When they had finished drinking this new cup of remembrance, the Master took up the bread and, after giving thanks, broke it in pieces and, directing them to pass it around, said: "Take this bread of remembrance and eat it. I have told you that I am the bread of life. And this bread of life is the united life of the Father and the Son in one gift. The word of the Father, as revealed in the Son, is indeed the bread of life." When they had partaken of the bread of remembrance, the symbol of the living word of truth incarnated in the likeness of mortal flesh, they all sat down.
In instituting this remembrance supper, the Master, as was always his habit, resorted to parables and symbols. He employed symbols because he wanted to teach certain great spiritual truths in such a manner as to make it difficult for his successors to attach precise interpretations and definite meanings to his words. In this way he sought to prevent successive generations from crystallizing his teaching and binding down his spiritual meanings by the dead chains of tradition and dogma. In the establishment of the only ceremony or sacrament associated with his whole life mission, Jesus took great pains to suggest his meanings rather than to commit himself to precise definitions. He did not wish to destroy the individual's concept of divine communion by establishing a precise form; neither did he desire to limit the believer's spiritual imagination by formally cramping it. He rather sought to set man's reborn soul free upon the joyous wings of a new and living spiritual liberty.
Notwithstanding the Master's effort thus to establish this new sacrament of the remembrance, those who followed after him in the intervening centuries saw to it that his express desire was effectively thwarted in that his simple spiritual symbolism of that last night in the flesh has been reduced to precise interpretations and subjected to the almost mathematical precision of a set formula. Of all Jesus' teachings none have become more tradition-standardized.
This supper of remembrance, when it is partaken of by those who are Son-believing and God-knowing, does not need to have associated with its symbolism any of man's puerile misinterpretations regarding the meaning of the divine presence, for upon all such occasions the Master is really present. The remembrance supper is the believer's symbolic rendezvous [spiritual meeting !] with Jesus Christ Michael. When you become thus spirit-conscious, the Son is actually present, and his spirit fraternizes with the indwelling fragment of his Father. [God's pure spirit Essence within you ! The future fully Spirit-perfected You !
After they had engaged in meditation for a few moments, Jesus continued speaking: "When you do these things, recall the life I have lived on earth among you and rejoice that I am to continue to live on earth with you and to serve through you. As individuals, contend not among yourselves as to who shall be greatest. Be you all as brethren. And when the kingdom grows to embrace large groups of believers, likewise should you refrain from contending for greatness or seeking preferment between such groups."
And this mighty occasion took place in the upper chamber of a friend. There was nothing of sacred form or of ceremonial consecration about either the supper or the building. The remembrance supper was established without ecclesiastical sanction. [You may have this Sacred Communion with Jesus anywhere and at any time; you may do this in your home or at any quiet place with your family and friends. "Priesthood of all believers."]
When Jesus had thus established the supper of the remembrance, he said to the apostles: "And as often as you do this, do it in remembrance of me. And when you do remember me, first look back upon my life in the flesh, recall that I was once with you, and then, by faith, discern that you shall all some time sup with me in the Father's eternal kingdom. This is the new Passover which I leave with you, even the memory of my bestowal life, the word of eternal truth; and of my love for you, the outpouring of my Spirit of Truth upon all flesh." [see John 16:7-16]
And they ended this celebration of the old but bloodless Passover in connection with the inauguration of the new supper of the remembrance, by singing, all together, the one hundred and eighteenth Psalm.
QUESTION: How is this Pure Christians Led By Jesus or Jesusonian Christians group or church different from other Christian churches?
ANSWER by Teacher Brother Dave: First of all, we are personally God-conscious Jesusonian Christians who do not have a church. Some of us choose to have a Home Church or Christian Fellowship Group in our homes. They all choose their independent names. We do not follow any human Theologian, minister, or priest; we choose to follow our Sovereign Savior Jesus Christ Who is fully here as He the Father-Son Spirit of Truth and One with the ever-present Holy Spirit. We also each have, as all normal humans do have, the pure spirit Essence of God the Universal Father within us. Thus we are led by God Transcendent and Immanent, and They are One in Spirit and Eternal purpose. Thus we are fully trans-ecclesiastical and trans-denominational. We believe in ever-continuing Revelation, both Epochal-Revelation and auto-Revelation (personal Revelation). We have no central human organization, no tithes, no dues. No rigid, dogmatic, crystallized "creeds" or fixed "doctrines".
However, I will briefly list a few differences we all tend to believe: We are eclectic in selecting the most true and spiritual Bible verses. I tend to use the Gospel of John far more than any of the other books in the Bible. I stress John 1:1-18; 12:31-32, chapters 16 and 17 the most. I choose to reject much of the Old Testament as being inferior in it's portrayal of the true, loving and merciful nature of God. The two Isaiah prophets do have some more spiritual and better views of God than most other Old Testament books. Isa 9:6 is a true reference to Jesus Christ. We do not believe in a literal hell and do not believe in blood atonement doctrines. Jesus Christ will draw all humans after their physical death up for a final loving and merciful judgment John 12:32. Those humans who then absolutely and finally reject the salvation Plan of Jesus will then be instantly and painlessly extinguished forevermore. That is the "second death" or "final death" mentioned in the Bible.
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CURRENT NEWS ISSUES OF SPIRITUAL IMPORTANCE
THERE ARE NO "END TIMES" ! See Eph 3:21 Glory to God and Jesus ! "World without end". And several places in the
Bible where it states that God has established this world in his loving care; and this earth shall abide forever !
This is the planet upon which our Creator Son of God Jesus Christ won unconditional Sovereignty here in this universe of his making !
Only false human beliefs here are having sudden "end times". The end of errors and fears is now at hand !
NO "APOCALYPSE" ! (in the sense of bad things here to happen) There are just ever continuing epochal- and auto-Revelations by
He the Spirit of Truth WHO IS JESUS always here in Spirit upon all humans worldwide ! See John 16:7-16
NO "ARMAGEDDON" In Jesus IT IS FINISHED ! See Rev 21:3-7 and others. JESUS WON in AD30 and forevermore !
This word "Armageddon" only appears one time in the Bible; and Jesus never mentioned that ! Actually, about 300,000 years ago,
there was a local battle in N. Africa, named "Armageddon" that did destroy two races of mankind there over 95%. But the
number of humans on this planet and in this large universe continues to steadily increase -- to infinity -- no problem; as
God is Infinite and His Paradise Home is Infinite in size; and God also has Divine Capacity to support an infinity of infinite sized universes and beyond.
On Veterans' Day, we honor our soldiers who served in combat. Many were terribly hurt or physically killed. In recent years, more recognition is being given to the larger number of Civilian casualties. We should remember to pray to our loving Father God, to honor all humans hurt or killed in man-made wars. All humans are destined to be with God and Jesus Christ in Paradise !
WORLD WAR ! OUR BATTLE CRY !
JESUS' Rule of War: Love your enemies,
do good to them, and make them your friends !
JESUS' Battle Cry: Peace on Earth and goodwill to all Persons !
(including all Children, Men and Women - as ALL are
Divinely Beloved sons of God in Jesus here in Spirit !)
Guerrilla wars/terrorism will not be stopped by mere bombs and guns;
only by many good Human hearts serving in the Spirit of Jesus Christ,
love-calling our Brothers into the Family of God.
We worship our loving Father God because HE IS (Transcendent!)
and then, because HE IS IN YOU AND IN ME (Spirit of God within!)
and finally, because WE ARE IN HIM (faith sons of our Father in Jesus!)
And so IT IS ....... AMEN !
ABOUT US We are non-political, trans-denominational, trans-ecclesiastical PURE GOSPEL Messengers in the growing Brotherhood of our Maker-Master-GODMAN JESUS CHRIST NOW HERE with us as HE Who IS our Holy Father-Son-Spirit of Truth: All Truth: Our loving and merciful Father God of All Reality. For the time is now at hand: to Realize Personal God-consciousness, just AS and WHERE You are in His Spirit of Truth ! In Him, we are becoming One in Spirit; and we will certainly help transform this world into God's Light and Life - One Person at a time !
1. One Person under Jesus 2. One Family and Home under Jesus 3. One Nation under Jesus 4. One World under
Jesus 5. One Universe under Jesus
This is all the will of God the Universal Father-Infinite-I AM; I Am Eternally Certain in Him. The Revelation of GOD to this world, in and through JESUS, SHALL NOT FAIL !
Thank You our loving and merciful Father God; thank You our Brothers and Sisters in this growing BROTHERHOOD OF JESUS CHRIST: THE JESUS' BROTHERHOOD-FAMILY OF GOD
! In our Father's Spirit WE ARE becoming One in Purpose ...
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