January 19-YOU HAVE BEEN BUMPED BY ANOTHER VEHICLE. A vehicle could be your body, a car to take you around, a home for you to live in, and a means of conveying to You the Truth of your Being. Has another person’s vehicle been hitting you in the back, so you could turn around and remember who and why you are here. This person is trying to bump you to awaken from your amnesia to your True Identity as a Child of God. This bump never is to hurt you, but just a tap to cause you to think differently. This vehicle is the Christ of your Being waiting patiently for you to surrender your little self and become alive to your Real Self of the Christ in you and As you. The human mind is so filled with lies that you can do everything by yourself, and you do not need God. We are a Child of God in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation among whom you shine as lights in the darkened world.
January 17-HOW VALUABLE IS THE TONGUE? To praise and thank God; swallowing food, speech organ, talking and so on. “Life and death is in the power of the tongue.” You can cause a person to be raised up or destroyed. It is best to walk away from any argument that will not have any value. Christ is in you and As you. The tongue can be evil or a heavenly word; stirs up hate, fears or uplifting people in Truth, power of Good instead of evil. It is not important to be right or win a discussion. I would rather choose peace instead of fighting. Overlook ones faults and see beauty only. I must think before reacting to a mean statement that has no value. Is it wonderful to know that you have a Living God who lives in you and will never leave you or forsake you?
January 16-IS GOD FIRST IN YOUR LIFE? We need to communicate with God first in the morning. In the song, “He walks with me and He talks with me, And He tells me I AM HIS OWN; And the joy we share as we tarry there, none other has even known. I come to the garden (spirit realm) ALONE while the dew is still on the roses, And the voice I hear, and the sound of His voice, is so sweet and the melody that He gave to me within my heart is ringing.” Whatever words could be more powerful. We have things to do in our lives each day, but when we have this special time with God first and last of the day, our lives will be filled with so much Love that we will be Loving everything in sight. What a wonderful feeling that God loves me and I AM VERY SPECIAL. I have come to real-eyes that nothing is important in my life, but God only. Everything else will fall in place.
January 15-DO YOU HAVE A THORN IN YOUR FLESH? Do you have something in your life that you prayed for over and over again and your prayers are not answered? There was a man that laid at the pool for 38 years and Christ Jesus told him to pick up your bed and walk. He was healed, but he always had to reminder how great God was to heal him with the bed he carried. “My Grace is sufficient.” Will you know that God is in control of your life no matter what appears to seem to be a hindrance. God has a reason for the thorn. There is a purpose for thorns for defense of other animals eating the plant. The thorns are our protection from people hurting us. We are to praise God any way in good times and in bad.
January 10-YOU ARE THE CONTAINER OF GOD. You are the cup of God that contains the Substance. John 18:11-“The cup which the Father has given me, shall I not drink it? To drink of a cup means to take in faith, “Seeing the Substance hoped for is manifested.” Drinking of the Living Water is done by crossing out of the personal self of me, and My having a new spiritual life. We can change lemons to lemonade. “A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down.” “You can put thoughts or the sword back into the sheath and think thoughts of peace instead of fighting. Nehemiah was a cup bearer meaning he tasted everything for the King so no one could poison the King. The Christ tasted death, burial and resurrection for us so we could be able to do the same things through Christ that lives within us. This cup will never thirst again. Remove from me the cup that contains human thinking, all negative thoughts and fill the cup with Substance of the Christ the only Substance there is.
January 9- ARE YOU STILL FEEDING YOUR NEGATIVE MAN? Your negative thoughts that tries to rule your life keeps popping up each day to try to destroy your Identity as a Spirit person having the life of God in your Being. These thoughts are only temptations that are not real unless you believe them and react to these situations. Whatever you feed, grows. It feeds things of God or things of the human mind that does not exist only by belief in it. We have the Mind of Christ only. There is not two persons inside of you. One that believes the lies of the ego thoughts that Edges God Out or the Mind of Christ that grows you deeper each day in the Spirit Realm where God is in you at all times and never leaves you or forsakes you, even sometimes you think that “Where is God when I need You? “When will this cough go away? When will I be free of pain and suffering? The answer is NOW as soon as I get rid of the old man and know that the New Man only exist. It seems impossible! God IS.
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.