WHO AM I?
ACCORDING TO JESUS – A BIBLICAL STUDY
Nancy with Twin Flame, Uriel
The majority of Christians attend churches that teach according to a Creed or a set of standardized doctrines. For this reason, Christians–with few exceptions–rarely, if ever, think in terms of reading the Bible with eyes and hearts open to receiving new insights about God, Jesus, or themselves.
In seminary, we were taught to translate the Hebrew and Greek Bibles according to the Creed. Scriptures for Sunday sermons are listed in a Lectionary, in accordance with the Church Year and focusing mainly on the synoptic gospels with only a few selections from the Gospel of John. The sermon content is to be in accordance with the Creed/doctrines. Although we know that Jesus’ sayings were collected as just that–“sayings,” Christians are discouraged from “taking a verse out of context” and using it as a saying. I see this as simply one more method of control. Even in 2014, ministers can be fired for not preaching and teaching in accordance with the Creed/doctrines. This has very effectively frozen ministers’ and congregants’ willingness to step outside the creedal/doctrinal box in search of new insights and personal growth. Jesus made his opinion known to the religious elders when they asked why his disciples did not abide by the tradition of the elders. He answered by quoting the prophet Isaiah: “This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me; In vain do they worship me, teaching human precepts as doctrines. You abandon the commandment of God and hold to human tradition.” (Mark 7:5-8 quoting Isaiah 29:13)
As a result of abiding by human doctrines, Christians are not taught to think in terms of “who does Jesus say I am.” I seriously doubt the thought has ever crossed the minds of more than a handful of Christians. However, our world is drastically changing now. As 2014 progresses, Christians will find themselves at a loss to determine who they are as individuals and their relationship to God.
For this reason, let us review who Jesus taught we are and how we can relate to our Mother/Father God.
WHO AM I?
“Jesus answered, ‘Is it not written in your law, I said, ye are gods?'” (John 10:34) Jesus is quoting Psalm 82:6–“You are gods, children of the Most High, all of you; nevertheless, you shall die like mortals and fall like any prince.” Why will we die like mortals? Because … They [we] have neither knowledge nor understanding, they [we] walk around in darkness.”
“The kingdom of God is within you.” (Luke 17:21)
Because I am a child of the Most High and the kingdom of God is within me, I am a child god.
Jesus taught his disciples to pray to “Our” Father. (Matthew 6:9) He made no distinction between his relationship and ours to “Our” Father. In Mark 10:17-18, Jesus asks the rich man kneeling before him: “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone.” Jesus consistently treated us as brother and sister on par with him. The differences we perceive are the individual degrees of conscious awareness that we are a child god.
Although Christians have been taught that Jesus is the only begotten Son of God, Jesus actually shared the same life narrative with at least 16 prior crucified Saviors. (Be sure to read the Endnote.)
JESUS EXPECTED US TO LEARN TO DO THE THINGS HE DID.
Jesus recognized that we while we were living on the Old 3rd dimensional Earth, we would understand his teachings to greater or lesser degree. His reason for incarnating was to show us the Way to achieve Higher Consciousness. He grew impatient when his disciples failed to comprehend.
“Do you not understand this parable? Then how will you understand all the parables?” (Mark 4:13)
“Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?” (Mark 4:40)
“When it grew late, his disciples came to him and said, ‘This is a deserted place, and the hour is now very late; send them [the crowds of people] away so they may go into the surrounding country and villages and buy something for themselves to eat.’ But he answered them, ‘You give them something to eat.’ (Mark 6:35-37) The disciples thought in terms of “lack;” Jesus expected them to think in terms of abundance freely given to all.
“When he had left the crowd and entered into the house, his disciples asked him about the parable. He said to them, ‘Then do you also fail to understand? Do you not see that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile, since it enters not the heart but the stomach, and goes out into the sewer.'” (Mark 7:17-19)
The disciples forgot to bring enough bread with them in the boat. Jesus overheard them discussing this lack and asked them, “Why are you talking about having no bread? Do you still not perceive or understand? Are your hearts hardened? Do you have eyes, and fail to see? Do you have ears, and fail to hear? And do you not remember?” (Mark 8:14-18)
“…. ‘I asked your disciples to cast it out, but they could not do so.’ He answered them, ‘You faithless generation, how much longer must I be among you? How much longer must I put up with you?'” (Mark 9:18b-19)
JESUS TAUGHT US TO BE AN INSTRUMENT OF DIVINE SERVICE
BY SETTING AN EXAMPLE FOR US
Because the kingdom of God is within us, we incarnate as potential expressions of Mother/Father God. The Soul Mission to is allow Divine Will to unfold in our lives, not concentrate on our “little ego will.”
“…the Son can do nothing on his own, but only what he sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, the Son does likewise.” (John 5:19)
“I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge; and my judgment is just, because I seek to do not my own will, but the will of him who sent me.” (John 5:30)
“My teaching is not mine but his who sent me.” (John 7:16)
Jesus taught us how to discern between one who is an avenue of expression for God and those who seek their own glory. “Anyone who resolves to do the will of God will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own. Those who speak on their own seek their own glory; but the one who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true and there is nothing false in him.” (John 7:17-18)
“The one who sent me is true, and I declare to the world what I have heard from him…. And the one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what is pleasing to him.” (John 8:29)
Jesus taught us to approach our Mother/God directly–he did not consider himself a mediator and did not indicate our need for one. He did not teach, “Worship me,” but that we create our own relationship with God. “I declare what I have seen in the Father’s presence; as for you, you should do what you have heard from the Father.” (John 8:38)
“Then Jesus cried aloud: ‘Whoever believes in me believes not in me but in him who sent me. And whoever sees me sees him who sent me…. I have not spoken on my own, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment about what to say and what to speak…. What I speak, therefore, I speak just as the Father has told me.” (John 12:44-45, 49-50) As avenues of expression for the God within, Jesus taught–give Mother/Father God the glory. However, we cannot do this properly without knowing who we are–child gods who are never separated from our Source.
After washing the disciples feet–an act of hospitality in the dusty Middle East–he taught his disciples: “Do you know what I have done to you?…. If I, your Lord and teacher, have washed our feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have set you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.” (John 13:12-15) Loving service to others allows God to express through us and bless another child god.
Although most references to reincarnation were removed from the biblical text, loving service to others is also a means of balancing negative karma, thereby cleansing our own energy field, while loving one another.
Jesus gave us a Sign by which to be identified: “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.“ (John 13:35)
Jesus taught that we are not only to perform at the same level as he did, but that we are to excel him. “The one who believes in me [in the Father who sent me] will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these because I am going to the Father. I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If in my name you ask me for anything, I will do it.” (John 14:12-14)
AS CHILD GODS, WE ARE TO CARRY ON WITH THE UNFOLDING OF THE
DIVINE PLAN ON EARTH.
Jesus did not intend that we worship him and live our lives as separated from the Oneness that is ALL life. He did not instruct us to think in terms of being sinners, unworthy of experiencing the joys of ONENESS WITH ALL THAT IS. Instead, he told the parable of the Vine: “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower… I am the vine, you are the branches…. If you abide in me [in the Oneness that we are], and my words abide in you, ask for whatever you wish, and it will done for you. My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples [follow the Way I have taught you]. As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete. This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” (John 15:1-12)
WE, AS THE CHILD GODS AND CO-CREATORS THAT WE ARE, CONTINUE TO LIVE IN THE ONENESS OF ALL CREATION.
Although religious creeds and doctrines have taught separation and attempted to limit our access to all knowledge, Jesus reminded us of the Universal abundance … that we truly do have access to all knowledge … that we are continuously surrounded with loving beings. Jesus taught: Love one another … live in the Oneness represented by a Vine, nurtured by our Mother/Father God. As we, the branches, bear fruit, all of our needs are abundantly supplied. As we give, we receive in a continual cycle of Oneness with the Universe of Branches on the Vine of Life.
“Very truly, I tell you, if you ask anything of the Father in my name, he will give it to you…. Ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete.” (John 16:23-24)
The World’s Sixteen Crucified Saviors: Christianity Before Christ, Kersey Graves, originally published in 1875, re- published in 2007 by Cosimo, Inc., pages 104-128. They are:
Krishna of India, 1200 B.C.; Sakia Budha, 600 B.C.; Thammuz of Syria, 1160 B.C.; Wittoba of the Telingonese – 552 B.C.; Ioa of Nepal – 622 B.C.; Hesus of the Celtic Druids – 834 B.C.; Quexalcote of Mexico – 587 B.C.; Quirinus of Rome – 506 B.C.; Prometheus of Caucasus – 547 B.C.; Thulis of Egypt – 1700 B.C.; Indra of Tibet – 725 B.C.; Alcestos of Euripides – 600 B.C.; Atys of Phrygia – 1170 B.C.; Crite of Chaldea – 1200 B.C.; Bali of Orissa – 725 B.C.; and Mithra of Persia – 600 B.C.[vii] (Dates are approximate, according to Kersey Graves.)
A list of 43 life events that Jesus shared with the Egyptian god Horus (not even included in the above list) may be found at:
The concept of comparing Horus & Jesus was first presented by Gerald Massey (29 May 1828 – 29 October 1907), an English poet and self-styled Egyptologist. These are primarily contained in his book The Natural Genesis.
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