Sunday, December 25, 2011
"When Jesus told God he'd be for love, God was happy -
knowing his child would express him lovingly."- Douglas Holzmeier
"Your success is not measured by the number of followers you
have - but where you have led."
Jesus is often referred to as the Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 I reads:
“For a Child hath been born to us, A Son hath been given to us, And the princely power is on his shoulder, And He doth call his name Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Father of Eternity, Prince of Peace.”
What is a prince – a Son of a King or Queen – a person of royalty – a nobleman. Are you a child of royalty and the most high - son or daughter of the Mother-Father God? The Bible tells me so.
What is the princely power? There is only One Power – God’s Power – which is Love. Do you have the princely power on your shoulder – coursing through your very being with every beat of your heart? Of course you do.
There are only two records of the birth of Jesus; one in the Gospel of Matthew and the other in Luke. These testaments differ significantly - Luke’s emphasis is mostly on Mary – before the birth of Jesus. Matthew spends more time after the nativity and centers on Joseph. Mark and John give no narrative or importance to the Christmas Story whatsoever – their gospels begin with Jesus in his adulthood where his message of Peace, Love and Understanding change the world – at least that part of the world.
Matthew pays special attention to the names given this child of God: Jesus and Immanuel. As you probably know – name is a synonym for nature. The name Jesus meant “saves”. It is only in Matthew that the word Jesus and the saving of people from sins are ever written. Emmanuel means “God is with us”. The word “Christ” means Enlightened - from the Greek Christos.
As all the major (and minor) religious practices hold – and is clearly described in 1 John: 4:7: “Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God.” God is Love and all who have ever lived were born of God, born of Love – and have loved – and are Love.
Jesus is Love. Does Love save us from our mistakes? Not necessarily the consequence of our errors – but Love absolutely helps us recover and even redeem ourselves from blunders. Absolutely is derived from the word Absolve - which means to be freed from guilt or blame – to be pardoned!
"To think the thoughts of God one must assume the position.
God is with is us: Immanuel. This is what is called inherent Divinity. I and the Father are One. You and the Mother are One. We and Love are One - Love! You Are Inside What is Inside You – just like Jesus the Christ.
Mass means Whole: a collection of particles, parts or objects regarded as forming One body. Christ means Enlightened. Christ-Mass means the Enlightened One. The word Christ – in the dictionary – also means someone similar to Jesus. You’ve heard of the term Christ Consciousness. Jesus had the Mind of Christ. Corinthians 2:16-17 says "For who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ. Brothers, I could not address you as spiritual but as worldly--mere infants in Christ.” So it may be true that we have a way to go as infants in Enlightenment but as I suggested in the Divine Wisdom acceptation that I shared on Thursday night – I believe we are born enlightened – but we allow the clouds of illusion darken our consciousness when we are asleep to our inner magnificence – our divinity.
"You must decide whether you will be a divine seed that
reaches its highest potential or hide your glory beneath the surface."
So - you may have an idea by now where I am going with this. My message – the message God asked me to share is: You are divine and important – needed and necessary – loved and the Beloved: You Are God’s Best Idea! You are divine – why - because you are love. You are important – why - because you are love. You are needed – why - because you are love. You are necessary – why - because you are love. You are loved because you are love and you are the Beloved because you are Love. Sounds a lot like Jesus the Christ to me. Hold on to your seats because here it comes:
YOU ARE - THE DIVINE CHRIST!!! You are the Loved - One! You are the Christ – Mass - The Enlightened One.(Whole) Happy Birthday to YOU! Happy Birthday to YOU! Happy Birthday Dear Beloved – Happy Birthday – to YOU!
"It isn't that an expanded and enlightened consciousness sees
more things; it just sees the One thing It is."
Now – when you sing all those lovely Christmas songs – sing them with the understanding that you are celebrating the Life of God – that is as inherent in you as it is in Jesus the Christ. Joy to the World – YOU – have COME – to be the Enlightened ONE!
"The Light of the Universal Christ is always on - isn't it time to
I know there might be some people who have never heard the idea of inherent divinity who may balk; reject or even call these ideas blasphemy. Just consider the following: Did Jesus agree to come to earth to teach us how to love God and one another or to be an object of adoration and worship – a divisive personality in the annals of human history that has led to the murder of millions in his name? I have a friend who is a singer –Jess Rice - who has written a great song about this very dilemma called Eating the Menu – a song about Jesus at a diner flipping through some Bible pages:
Oh god – this is not what I meant
Let it come out of your hands and it comes out all bent
Looks like we need more grease for that squeaky wheel
Everyone is eating the menu instead of the meal
O the kingdom of God is among you
O the kingdom of God is within you
Jesus was (and is) a divine way shower. He taught us God’s true nature – God’s way of living and loving but we have used the worship of him as a personality – to separate us from his teachings and instruction to love God and thy neighbor as thyself. My recommendations herein are not designed to dilute the importance of Jesus the Christ – it is to clue you in to your commonality with the Christ – and raise your consciousness of inherent divinity so you can do as Jesus suggested you would in John 14:12: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believes on me, (which is Love) the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do...”.
It’s time to get to work - accept your glorious birth right as a divine child of God -the Only Begotten One - know that You Are God’s Best Idea! –and begin living and celebrating the Undeniable Life!
"It was in the schoolyard of my youth, behind the church, that I
communed with the Christ while recessing with friends."