As we sit and ponder the realities of which we have created we must ask ourselves a very important question. What do we want? Most of us have no idea what we want and therefore continually live our lives by default. Everything in our lives today has been created through thought. Whether we were intentional or not those thoughts have created our realities.
The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination and intention of all human thinking was only evil continually (Genesis 6:5 Amplified Bible)
Everything from what we think of ourselves to what we believe others think of us plays a powerful roll in what we interpret ourselves and our lives to be. It all has to do with interaction. We are all fields of energy existing in a larger field of energy. This is what I often refer to as God’s energy.
God is a Spirit (a spiritual Being) and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth (reality). (John 4:24 Amplified Bible)
God is everywhere and in all things. He is constantly working through us. In fact we are co-creating our lives and everything in it with Him. This is done by our thoughts and facilitated with the help of many heavenly beings. Many times we are given incredible gifts of inspiration; ideas which direct us along the path that we are intended to follow. These heavenly beings are our guides.
For He will give His angels [especial] charge over you to accompany and defend and preserve you in all your ways [of obedience and service]. Psalm 91:11 (Amplified Bible)
This is very difficult for some Christians to accept. Over the years the church has purposely festered fear in the hearts of its people for the purpose of protecting the gravy train. As we look back to the early parts of the thirteenth century and examine the events surrounding the horrifying senseless slaughter of non denominational Christians in Europe this fact becomes more apparent.
The crusades stemmed from control. This is why the early governments of the world turned to Christianity. They could see the power that was created through the ministry of Jesus and understood one simple thing. If you can’t beat them join them. Followers of Christ were making powerful statements to support this analogy. They were being tortured and killed, yet many were facing these demonstrable situations fearlessly.
The power of Christianity’s original purpose had begun to saturate the population of Europe. Government needed to unify and standardize in order to maintain control. Therefore, they decided to structure Christianity into what they believed would assist them best in controlling the people. Taxation was the prominent actuator in this crusade to manipulate.
The government would come to use the religion of Christianity to create a standardized tax. This tax was the beginning of what we know today as the tithe. You see, tithing was never meant to be what it has become today. The tithe was created as a way to tax the people and justify it through a manipulation of scripture. There was never supposed to be a standard tax or tithe.
This is why many Christians complain of their tithes not bringing their prayer to volition. Coerced giving will not bring about results. Giving must come from the heart. We can’t give expecting to receive. It is by the power of empathy that we are rewarded by the Father. He knows our thoughts and intentions.
When we give from the heart incredible Gifts will come pouring into our lives. One thousand fold is the number I have experienced most often. This type of giving is straight from the heart. It is an emotionally charges giving. Love for love is the conduit of the manifestation of miracles. Through this all things are possible.
Let each one [give] as he has made up his own mind and purposed in his heart, not reluctantly or sorrowfully or under compulsion, for God loves (He takes pleasure in, prizes above other things, and is unwilling to abandon or to do without) a cheerful (joyous, “prompt to do it”) giver [whose heart is in his giving]. (2 Corinthians 9:7 Amplified Bible)
This giving of energy, receiving of energy and re-giving of energy boost the power within and without. This creates what was intended. It is what Jesus was teaching us; the greatest commandment. Give love, receive love, give love receive love and the power of love grows and becomes all encompassing. Darkness cannot survive in the light. This is the light of the world. It is the Kingdom within us.
It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong]. (1 Corinthians 13:5 Amplified Bible)
This is what the church has feared for centuries upon centuries. If we discover the Kingdom within the external will cease to have purpose. In fact, since love trumps negative charged emotions, fear would fall by the wayside. Without fear the church would lose power and purpose. God in us would make the hierarchy of the church obsolete. The present age would cease to exist.
And the enemy who sowed it is the devil. The harvest is the close and consummation of the age, and the reapers are angels. (Matthew 13:39 Amplified Bible)
How would we prevent this from happening if we found ourselves in this position? In this new age of enlightenment there would be no need for war. Greed, jealousy and the plethora of other sins would quickly become nonexistent. The only way to preserve the old would be to instill fear in the people about the coming of the new. Thus the metaphor of the old wine skins was used to exhibit this principle.
Old wine skin refers to the old thoughts and belief system that us and others have created over the years. It was the most ingenious psychological plan of all time. Through fear the people would quickly, without though, close their minds to any new ideas regarding new thought. This would turn into the most successful manipulation campaign of all time.
There were several things done to contribute to this programming. One of the biggest was the editing out of crucial teachings which made up the original context of what we know today as the Holy Bible. The teachings of Jesus would be recreated to suit the needs of the early Church and the higher powers that they clung to. The power over the minds (the government) had partnered with the powers over the souls (the church) to create a nightmare machine.
This machine, powered by the fears of the people, would create the wealthiest most powerful people and organizations of all time. The people would reject the Truth without verification and would disallow proof which was contrary to their beliefs. To seek verification of fact had been made heretical and blasphemous.
In fact, as I mentioned previously, God’s many assistants in the heavens would become ineffectual by law. It is only by free will that He and All that is Him can spring into action. We cannot find Truth unless we seek It. It was for our own protection that God made himself and all other beings, heavenly and otherwise, subject to His law.
But when the proper time had fully come, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born subject to [the regulations of] the Law, (Galatians 4:4 Amplified Bible)
Thus the church brilliantly labeled all these beings and any connection to them as demonic. Christians began to believe that any thought or association with the spiritual real would culminate into their early demise. They would be on the fast track to burning in the fires of hell. Their only way to absolution was through the church which would gladly forgive sins and protect their souls for a nominal fee.
Brilliant! How else could Satan fight against the Promise? How else could he attempt to stall the next stage in the evolution of humanity? Oh yes, evolution is God’s creation. It is not a random rock from outer space that landed in a puddle of silt. Evolution combined with our thoughts and imagination is how God continually creates All that there Is. Physical and spiritual reality is continuously expanding and unfolding via evolution.
It is a process of balance, creation and growth. In the beginning of what we interpret as time we were born of spirit and were transformed to the physical. Then came the flood, a river of knowledge directly from God, and we were predominantly spiritual. In Exodus we experience a third transformation and returned to an external consciousness. Thus the wandering in the desert metaphor was used to exhibit this move from the Spiritual. Then there comes Jesus! Thousands of years later we find ourselves where we are today. We are on the verge of transformation! The savior has returned to assist us in our elevation to Christ Consciousness. It has already begun. The physical reality that we have become comfortable with is being replaced by a growing spiritual reality that we are not accustomed to. Those who are not prepared will be left behind and experience great suffering. Remember, new thought is the new wine skin and the only way to contain this new wine.
And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; if he does, the wine will burst the skins, and the wine is lost and the bottles destroyed; but new wine is to be put in new (fresh) wineskins. (Mark 2:22 Amplified Bible)
All things start with thought, bring us forward in consciousness or hold us back from achieving what is to be. We must be very careful in choosing what we give our attention and must verify our beliefs by scripture. If we earnestly believe what is good is bad than bad will also become good. Knowledge can never pass into a closed mind. Those against God have caused us to reject heaven’s gate. They have posted a “Beware of Demons” sign at the entranceway and successfully blocked the entrance via are own thoughts. By the manipulation of our free will we commit ourselves to wandering in the proverbial desert.
For the Israelites walked forty years in the wilderness till all who were men of war who came out of Egypt perished, because they did not hearken to the voice of the Lord; to them the Lord swore that He would not let them see the land which the Lord swore to their fathers to give us, a land flowing with milk and honey. ( Joshua 5:6 Amplified Bible)
Ideas are the seed of tomorrows Promise. When we block out the messages we never receive these incredible Gifts of creation. We stall the expansion and evolution of All that we are intended to be. We adopt the horror of ignorance and reject the peace of knowing.
And you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free. (John 8:32 Amplified Bible)