And He said: "Whoever finds the explanation of these words will not taste death..." Thomas 1:2
Dear fellow prisoner (yes you) in more ways than one,
Isn´t it lamentable how we constantly tell ourselves and others that we know we aren´t Perfect but yet as soon as someone other than ourselves points out something we could improve upon*, we immediately try to justify both what we´ve been doing imperfectly and also the imperfect way we´ve been doing it? We search for a new answer, a new way to fight the system that will actually work.... but yet we aren´t willing to leave our old ways behind so we can embrace the new (to us)**. Before reading any further, be warned - this message is the type that sorts out the Truly humble from the not-so-humble-when-put-to-the-test. Such it is, that it has even helped to sort out its writer (yours truly) as well.
* MATTHEW 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven IS perfect.
** THOMAS 8:4 No man drinks old wine (indulges his human 'Self' [seven deadly sins]) and immediately desires to drink new wine (feed his spirit-Being); and they do not put new wine (Spiritual Truth) into old wineskins (someone who clings to the doctrine of the churches and the belief that he's only human), lest they burst, and they do not put old wine (human worldly lusts and pleasures) into a new wineskin (one who is born again as his spirit-Being - John 3:3-9), lest it spoil it.
Satan has provided an ideal way for people to not have to do anything to Perfect themselves, through the now popular catch-phrase: "don´t judge me". When people point out our faults, we tend to hammer those three words out faster than lightning. No prizes for guessing who´s in control of us when our minds are racing . . . . .
These three words are becoming a greater impasse in the struggle against evil as time goes by, and depending on how and when they are employed - have NO place in the hearts and minds of the righteous. Please allow me to explain VERY simply: -
If a person admonishes and corrects someone by reminding them of GOD´s Judgement and GOD´s Words in GOD´s Bible, let NO God-fearing man or woman say or even THINK "don´t judge me". That will reveal a spirit that is unwilling to submit to God´s Will & Authority, for as the admonisher has not used his OWN "judgement" you are in fact telling The Almighty to mind His own business, which thing will amuse Him NOT, I am most certain, as we are definitely His "business".
Only when someone judges another according to ANY standards which are not God´s, should you inform them: "THOU shalt not judge - GOD will Judge", for it is THEN that people break God´s Commandment.
So next time someone uses God´s Judgements & Words to admonish you, please bear in mind that not everyone might be doing so to place themselves above you and criticize you. And not everyone might have the ENTIRE "beam" still in their eye, which means that these will see (more) clearly to remove the "mote" in their brother´s eye*. Nowhere does it say you are NEVER to attempt to cast the mote out of your brother´s eye but instead to make sure that your beam has been cast out FIRST. And if you use God´s Judgements to warn or instruct one of your brethren and you get that worn out three-word reply, answer: "Tis not I but The Lord Who Judges".
* THOMAS 5:5 Jesus said: The mote that is in thy brother's eye thou seest, but the beam that is in thine eye, thou seest not. When thou castest the beam out of thine eye, then thou wilt see clearly to cast the mote out of thy brother's eye.
Satan´s favourite weapons are doubt, worry & the strongest one; FEAR. All of which are lies. Fear is a negative energy that he sends, unrestrained, into your mind whenever he wants, until YOU learn how to stop it & fight him. There is little else that scares Satan as much as knowing that the game might be up and that his masquerade is in danger of being uncovered. So, his fear passes on to; and into; our minds. This is the process you see and/or feel occurring when you tell The Truth to people or The Truth is told to you. In this case; the Truth that Satan is inside everyone, including yourself. If the person is firmly under Satan´s control, they will laugh it off, scoffing, not believing for one second that Satan is real, so much less will they believe he is actually inside them. Into those who are not as blind, Satan will send this Dark energy named fear, and speak to them (as we would say telepathically); telling them that they can´t handle this fear and that the person who´s telling them The Truth is the one responsible for scaring them and that therefore he, or she, is a bad person and that they must not believe anything they say. If they believe that this mental explanation is the result of their OWN thinking process then they will feel anger (another Dark energy/emotion belonging to Satan) and he will have succeeded once again in preventing them from beginning to find out The Truth ("and The Truth shall set you free"). If they were Truly honest with themselves (Thou shalt not lie not even to yourself), sooner or later (seek and ye SHALL find) they would SEE what was really going on inside, and begin to fight the War Go(o)d requires us to fight ("he who is not with Me is against Me"), which we can never fight successfully unless we know who and how to fight. The War we must fight and win if we are going to survive, is the War inside our own minds. The War against our-Selfs. "I have seen the enemy, and he is me (or at least a part of us)". THIS, is part & parcel of SPIRITUAL WARFARE. Good and evil from a CERTAIN (for sure) point of view.
Now, it is necessary to educate others as to what´s going on and also necessary to admonish & correct. But we spend FAR TOO MUCH TIME doing this and TOO LITTLE TIME admonishing & correcting ourselves and finding out what´s going on in our own minds. And this is ALL part of the Satanic conspiracy to keep us occupied and looking OUT (at him in others) always, not IN (at him in ourselves), so that we are: -
"Ever learning, and [yet] never able to come to the Knowledge of the Truth." - 2 TIMOTHY 3:7
That Truth, which when found, will TROUBLE us*.
* THOMAS 1:3 "Let him who seeks, not cease seeking until he finds, and when he finds, he will be troubled, and when he has been troubled, he will marvel and he will reign over the All."
Love comes in many different shapes and sizes but It is always the same Energy and from the same Source. Some people don´t appreciate all the forms that Love comes in though, so they pick and choose the ones they want, instead of accepting ALL as the Gifts from The Father that they Truly are. So, for example, most people like the Love that comes in the shape of "support". They´ll also gladly accept "encouragement" and "kindness". But the Love that we MOST need and that Satan is DESPERATELY trying to prevent us from receiving, as I have shown you earlier: is the Love of The Truth*. And that is the Love that people find hardest to accept & digest, for It is "sweet in our mouths" (when we speak It to others) but "bitter in our bellies"** (when applied to ourselves).
* 2 THESSALONIANS 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received NOT the love of the Truth, that they might be saved.
2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the Truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
** REVELATION 10:10 And I took the little book (white stone ch.
2:17) out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten (digested) it, my belly was bitter.
If there be one who has sought The Truth and found It, and loves his neighbour as he loves himself, he will offer this Treasure to whomever he loves*. His motivation will be to help prepare both himself AND everyone else FOR God´s Judgement through instructing them in what they must achieve and also what they are failing at, or are not aware of, in most cases. He will do this so that as many as possible PASS the Great Test, NOT to criticize or "judge" others. Just like your friend would do for you in school. And the Earth IS a school. But we seem to be in a school for lunatics, where an examination (God´s Judgement) is coming up, and we are shrieking: "don´t tell me what questions will pop up in the examination (don´t judge me)" to the one/s who really want to help them survive what is after all not only an exam, but a LIFE or DEATH exam. Come on brethren! Let´s have the Grace to "allow each other to help each other". Each person will perform better in some classes (subjects) than others and so if we would only just bring everything & everyone together to edify; instead of to divide with our arrogance & ignorance; we would undergo a marvellous transformation and The Kingdom would grow.
* 2 TIMOTHY 2:25 In MEEKNESS instructing those that oppose themselves; if God perhaps will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the Truth;
2:26 And [that] they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
It´s a shame that people don´t march & campaign for The Truth about themselves. You know carrying banners that say "Who am I?" and "What am I doing here?" instead of "Crucify them!" and/or "impeach the president". The answer to the first 2 questions are the beginning of the solution to everything, including all of the troubles on this Earth. We already know more than enough about the corruption, the Conspiracy, etc. and yet the way that some of us thrive on reporting these, e. g. "look at what these b******s in Washington are doing now!", would indicate that we think our lives would be meaningless without having some reason to direct attention at, or point the finger at, someone else. I am still often guilty of this crime myself I must confess. Day by day we dredge up more and more political filth, bureaucratic slime & military atrocities. But how much will we need to see, before we become convinced that it IS going on and we become sick of it and search for an even more productive way to fight, to add to our denouncing of all this evil? There is only One Person "striking at the root". When are you all going to help Him?
Our attitude is like that of kids on a beach, where some kids are spending their time throwing sand in other kid´s faces, and other kids are spending their time comparing themselves to them, saying: "look how bad they are!", and all the time a great big tidal wave that is going to swamp them ALL together, is getting nearer and nearer . . . . . only those who managed to stop seeing the evil in others long enough to have a long, hard look at themselves, will have made it to "Higher Ground". You see, we might be less evil than others . . . . . but it is the evil & blindness that remains inside of us that is preventing us from COMING TOGETHER. Please think about it. Satan and his cronies must be happy to see us focussing practically ALL our attention on THEM, for that will mean that we are not getting any nearer to tearing down the walls that divide those who claim to fight for God/Good.
Satan would be terrified if we did this successfully and UNITED. By now, he´s probably making sure that plenty of "juicy" stories about government & military corruption are leaking out to us. He & his cronies don´t mind. In fact, as I stated, they´d rather have us observing THEM than observing ourselves and "arriving at THE Conclusion". Just look at all the evidence that´s come out on the Internet over the last decade. Do you think they mind it at all? Don´t you think they have the power & resources to stop the information getting out if they really wanted to? Ask yourselves why they are not doing so. They are rubbing our faces in it now, so confident they are that NOTHING can bring them down now.
Our "movement" on the Internet can be likened to a scientist investigating excrement. The closer he or she gets to it, the better able he/she will be to identify its composition. But what the hell is that person doing with their face buried in ****? Having established that it stinks, why want to find out even more about it?
The danger in this business is not in taking it too seriously: it is in not taking it seriously enough and treating it like a daily dose of "soaps" or of intrigue. Like a drug, we enter with the intention of "only" finding out what´s going on. And then when we do, we become addicted and hang around like old women gossiping: "ooh, did you hear what our Bill got up to the other day?" . . . . . and then it becomes simply part of our routine. It becomes a hobby where once it was a Cause. We "hang out" on the Internet and see what more sensational stories crop up here and there, deceiving ourselves that we are in the right place because we are "informed of what´s going on".
Well, I´m sorry to say, most of us still don´t have a clue as to WHAT is really going on and WHY it is going on. For the simple reason that whilst they know about others they still don´t know themselves*.
* Thomas 12:7 Jesus said: Whoever knows the All (what is going on in the world) but fails to know himself (the Truth about his human 'Self' and his own 'Self'-ishness) lacks everything.
For us to be so reluctant to have a long, hard look at ourselves must mean that we are REALLY rotten on the inside. Our windows have been closed for so long; in the delusion of being shut-in alone in our own minds*; that very little Light has penetrated within, so that Darkness has festered and prevents us from understanding anything worthwhile**. And if we consider ourselves alone in our minds, in our "reality", we shut ourselves off from everyone else as well: everyone that could help us and that we could help. It is this Self(-ishness) in all of us that prevents us from harmonizing our efforts, so that up to this date, our capacity for expression of God´s Power has remained practically untested***.
* JOB 42:2 I know that Thou canst do EVERY [thing], and [that] NO thought can be withheld from Thee.
** JOHN 1:5 And the Light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it NOT.
*** THOMAS 15:16 Jesus said: When you make the two one, you shall become sons of Man, and when you say: "Mountain (government), be moved", it will be moved.
So, what will follow very shortly, is a VITAL part of The Truth I hungered for all my life, without which; nothing ever Truly made any sense. What I am talking about is the revelation of The Master´s TRUE Teachings in the Gospel of Thomas. Because of what It did for me, I am compelled to share it with you*. I could never have received It, much less understood It, had It not been explained by the only One who does (understand) and to Whom I owe my life. Not even with all of Eternity, would I be able to repay Him equally; with the same Love He bears me and YOU.
* 2 CORINTHIANS 11:11 Wherefore? Because I love you not? God knoweth [I do].
May you be both humble & brave enough to face & accept The Truth about ourselves. Open the windows and let some Light in. Plenty, so you can "see" what you´re reading. And please, dear seeker for Truth & Freedom - post far and wide, until the world is afire*.
* THOMAS 2:6 Jesus said: I have cast fire (the Light of the Truth) upon the world, and see, I guard it until the world is afire (Enlightened and glowing).
"The Kingdom is like a man who had a treasure hidden in his field (The Bible), without knowing it. And after he died, he left it to his son. The son did not know about it, he accepted that field, he sold it. And he who bought it, he went, while he was ploughing he found the treasure (The Truth). He began to lend treasure to whomever he wished" - Thomas 15:19