October 20-PUT ON YOUR ROYAL SHOES. Shoes represent our walk with God. Take off your human shoes because YOU are on Holy Ground because God is within you. Dorthy in “The Wizard of Oz” had on Royal Red Shoes of Love to click when needed. The Prodigal Son Real Eyes that when he came back to God in his thinking, the Father gave him Royal Shoes to walk in. Ester had the perfect walk when she went to visit the King. Each of us are Sons and Daughters of God that have forgot who and what we ARE. You belong to a Royal Family and have a path to walk in order to re-member that you forgot who you are. When we walk through these difficult times of challenges in life, we know with the shoes we go through all difficulties without the smell of smoke in the fires. Shoes are part of the armor of God to bring peace where ever you walk. Shoes protect you feet from abuse of people who criticize your walk with evil words about you who do not know the path that God has chosen for you to be made in the image of God.
October 19-ARE YOU IN THE EYE OF THE STORM? In the eye of the storm there is all peace and happiness. You don’t worry about the storm on the outside of you only the communication of God within. If God is within us, we know that everything is going to be alright. In the eye of the storm, if you are in a boat the waves will not bother you only if you let the storms and waves of life come inside of you and cause you to loose your peace. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you do not have any challenges of life but have peace within the eye of the storm? Re-member the challenges causes us to grow deeper in the roots of the Spirit and higher in the Spirit realm. When we go through difficulties in life, it makes us aware to choose peace instead and if a person is involved , we will choose not to be like them, but to Be Godlike in every situation. God causes us to go through tribulations where the floods will not overflow us and the fires will not cause you to be burned or not even the smell of smoke.
October 12-WHAT IS THE SIN AGAINST THE HOLY SPIRIT? The word sin is an archery term means missing the mark of the Bull’s Eye. When we sin, we miss the mark of Being God like in everything we do and say. The sin that is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is forgetting who and what we are, acting like human beings instead of Spirit Beings. Jesus said,”I do always the will of my Father.” This sin makes us feel guilty and can never be forgiven until we remove the guilt of the situation and have Real-Eyes of the Royalty of God Beings, the sons and daughters of God. On earth there is a pattern to follow in the Spirit Realm. There is a father and mother of each child and we have a Father God and a Mother God or Holy Spirit. When we refuse to listen to the Voice of the Holy Spirit, we think that we are going to have our own way and not the Will of God in our lives. We began to believe we are separated from God in our thinking. As soon as we remember that God will never leave me or forsake me, we come back to our Father and Mother’s house. All is forgiven and wash away and never have guilt or fear or any other human traits again.
October 10-I AM CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST. What does this statement mean in Gal. 2:20? All the things in our lives were nailed to the cross that was not Christ like. This was a death to human behavior and coming Alive to Christ. The letter of the law with all its rules and rituals and has no power to influence us any more. Death to the physical world, death to the love of money, pride of life, death to the dominion of evil and hateful passions by Faith in Christ that surrounded every selfish desire to the Will of God. At the cross we lost every idea to please the little self and to learn our True Identity. Our help comes from the Holy Spirit to bring forth Spiritual life and to have Life more abundantly. Temptation that caused us to be enslaved is crucified in Christ. Born again experience brings us to be in the Kingdom of God forever. The resurrection did away with death and caused new life to be within us. “It is not I, but the Christ that lives in me.” Christ Jesus paid the price for us that we did not go to the cross physically, but had to die to the little self to Be the Real Self of our Being.
There was a man I once worked with when we were both young. I recently heard an old song that reminded me of him.I changed jobs and I had not seen him for years.One day a friend told me that this man’s wife had died and I thought “how sad ” for we were still considered young. The friend also told me that this man stood over his wife’s grave and shot himself.
Of course many would say ” he went straight to hell”. “Why that’s even against the law, a cowardly act”. But that was far from what I thought when I first heard the news all those years ago. My thoughts were that there was determination and a measure of bravery in his actions. He loved this woman and would pass thru death to find her again. Few women who have ever lived in this world have been loved with such intensity.
So all these years later as this song called him to my remembrance I still feel the same way about it, except even more so. As for as judgment, which we as humans are so very good at, I have suspended it between heaven and earth in the realm of the soul.
Even the Bible, which is too often used to beat us down, states “do not judge a thing until the end”. My judgment will remain suspended until the end. My hope is that yours will be also.
The Fullness of Time
First in a series by Richard Cosentino
“When the fullness if time had come God sent fourth His Son”. How can we begin to understand that time as it is experienced on this planet and it’s very temporal existence, fits into the plan of God.
Our perception of the world is formed by our life’s experience. Our perception of God is formed by our religious and spiritual experience. As I have stated before, I did not seek God, He sought after me. After reading the entire bible and listening to a variety of preaching while parading through several churches, I concluded there were two major unanswered questions. Jesus is coming back. Just what does that mean? The second question involves the salvation of man. What is our part, and what is God’s part?
In this series let’s look into the second question. Do we even understand what salvation is? If it is not being saved from eternal punishment in a torture chamber, then what exactly is salvation really? Getting past all of the Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic words, lets say it is self awareness or the ability to know ourselves and have an individual identity beyond physical death. This I believe is the root cause of the physical universe problem. This is what caused Paul to cry out “That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection”.
I went to sea as a young man and had to stand lookout on the bow of the ship at night. On a clear night with no moon the star light was bright enough to not need a flashlight to walk the deck. The sky was packed with stars it seemed with no empty spot for another. I decided in the midst of this awesome sight, there must be life throughout this vast universe. Part of the resistance to believing in life on other planets is the notion that Jesus would have to suffer and die on every one of them to appease God on behalf of the local population. Of course, belief in a blood sacrifice is a typical and common pagan practice. Let’s hope we have come to realize that Jesus went to the cross to show a path past physical death. Our belief in an angry and vengeful God can never make it so. Remember Jesus told the religious establishment of His day, “You don’t know God”.
In ancient times the earth was thought to be the center of the entire universe. In the present we know it is not the center of anything in the cosmos. So then what is so important about time as it is experienced on this planet. Let’s consider that no matter what we believe, this is not the real world. Our five senses only paint a partial image in our brain.
The prophet Isaiah in the midst of a lengthy forecast of God pouring out His wrath, stated in verse 34:4, “God will roll up the heavens like a scroll”. In a moment of spiritual connection I saw that the universe is not as vast as it appears to us. It is like a round room filled with narrow vertical mirrors and standing in the middle of the room, we are surrounded by multiple images, but we know, we are alone.