Who Are We?
What Are We?
From Where Did We Come?
What Is Our Ultimate Destiny?
To the demise of those who read these words, only a handful of people today can answer these all-important crucial questions correctly! The rest dwell under the cloud of unknowing. What do you actually know about yourself from the perspective of the axiom: Know Thyself? The statement in the Gospel of Thomas that to their own detriment the vast majority of mankind ignores is this: "But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty... Whoever finds himself is superior to the world." And thus, because only a handful of people possess the spiritual vision and esoteric knowledge to truly Know Thyself, mankind dwells in a poverty so profound, that the truth with respect to his true reality remains incomprehensible to the whole foundation of his thinking and awareness.
If you think you are the person whose reflection you see in the mirror, then you are a stranger to your true self, and have made yourself part of the illusion of this world. With great wisdom Yeshua/Jesus is quoted in The Books of the Savior, also known as Pistis Sophia (Faith-Wisdom): "Do not cease seeking day or night, and do not let yourselves relax until you have found all the Mysteries of the Kingdom of Light, which will purify you and make you into Pure Light and lead you into the Kingdom of Light." And of the transformation of the physical body Jesus said: "Do not desist from seeking by day and by night, until you find thepurifying mysteries of the light, which refine the body of matter and make it a pure light very refined." How important is it to seek the Mysteries of the Kingdom of Light in the life of all people -- many of whom believe that all is required is to live a good life? In the Pistis Sophia Jesus states this warning: “But if he shall have sinned once, twice, or thrice, they shall reject that soul, sending it back again into the world according to the form of the sins that it may have committed; the form whereof I will declare unto you hereafter. But verily, verily I say unto you, that even the righteous man that hath committed no sin at all cannot be brought into the Kingdom of Light, forasmuch the seal of the mysteries of that kingdom is not found upon him. Once for all, I say unto you, a soul cannot be brought into the kingdom, if it be without the mysteries of the Kingdom of the Light.” And when properly understood, the finding and discovery of self is the primary objective of all scriptures (see An Inconvenient Truth). And when we add to this the statement from the Gospel of Philip that "Those who say that first they shall die and (then) they shall arise are confused. If they do not first receive the resurrection (while) they live, they will not receive anything (when) they die"
Search For Self In TheWay
Your True Form
The Being Of Light
You are presently imprisoned in your body of flesh. You are neither the image, or the person whose reflection looks back at you in the mirror. Your true self is neither male nor female -- you have no race as known here on earth -- and neither do you have a nationality associated with this world. In your true form, you are a Being of Light -- pure Intellect and Energy -- and you are here, in God's School House ( http://DivineStrategery.com ), as the prodigal son or daughter, to Evolve to Maturity and Completion.
Contrary to religious opinion, the Bible and other Holy Books have very little to do with a person's fate when he dies (see An Inconvenient Truth), and everything to do with the journey of the prodigal son or daughter in their quest to achieve the next stage of birth -- i.e., what can be portrayed as soul-birth. A most important teaching is presented to the seeker in the Gospel of Philip where it warns: "Those who say that first they shall die and (then) they shall arise are confused. If they do not first receive the resurrection (while) they live, they will not receive anything (when) they die" (see http://DivineManna.org ). And the resurrection has absolutely nothing to do with what a person experiences when they physically die -- but rather, the resurrection of the death that is portrayed in the parable of the prodigal son: "For this my son was dead, and is alive again" (Luke 15:24 KJV) -- and it is the death of this world that is portrayed in the Bible and other scriptures.
When Jesus taught the multitudes, he could only speak to them in parables and enigmas -- yet, few readers ask why? Paul stated that the natural organic people of this world would look upon the Mysteries of God as "foolishness" ( The Mystery Of The Gospel ) -- and that man in his natural organic state of physical mind and being, was incapable of comprehending the higher reality of the soul and the Kingdom of God that Jesus taught was within us ( http://GateOfEden.com ). And this higher spiritual reality is true beyond man's ability to even comprehend. And in this respect, Truth is stranger than any fiction that man has ever be able to dream up and devise. And there is very little in our modern culture that will even prepare the people to understand their own higher soul-reality. As the soul who lived as Jacob who people call James, the brother of Yeshua who people call Jesus (see Brother of Yeshua ), the inner core of Jesus' disciples possessed the ability to enter within the inner door within themselves, and enter the Inner Kingdom where they were able to see and understand all things in the True Reality of Light and Being. And the ability to enter the inner realm of souls, has nothing in common with an Out of Body Experience, and a journey into the astral realms. The inner Kingdom can only be entered by those who are permitted therein.
In many lifetimes myself and the other disciples have entered back into the earth, and assisted those who were True Seekers of TheWay. The vast majority of immature prodigal sons and daughters we could not help, because they have yet to reach the necessary level of maturity that would permit them to return to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination (see Gate Of Eden ). Because this world is God's School House (see Divine Strategery) -- and in the true reality of our existence, there are no shortcuts -- no group social promotions -- and there are no school dropouts -- only the few who are worthy to enter within the Holy of Holies of the Living Body Temple, are permitted into the Inner Kingdom.
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The idea that you must find and come to Know Thyself seems so antithetical to not only the message of the Gospel, but also most religious monastic mindsets -- with the added fact that few people would be able to even define what it is about the self that one is required to know -- means that the whole concept of Knowing Thyself in the modern dogmatic world, is representative of an incomprehensible enigma. And yet, if the Gospel of Thomas saying of Jesus is correct -- and even representative of the "Q" source that Bible scholars look for -- then it should be disconcerting to the modern believer that Jesus portrays them as dwelling in a great poverty of mind and being. But perhaps even more confusing is when this statement to Know Thyself is seen in the context of whoever attempts to save his life will loose it (Matt. 16:26) -- to the degree that one must totally deny one's self: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me" (Luke 9:23). Thus, the questions must be posed: How can one Know Thyself, and yet must lose one's self? What is there to know, if whatever is of the self must be gotten rid of? By all accounts, this enigma of paradoxical opposites appears to undermine all that most believers think they know about the Gospel message. And if it is true that there is something to know about the self that, if one is ignorant of this reality of self, that one dwells in a state of abject poverty and knows nothing of any real value, then even what a believer thinks they know and believes, will remain in perpetual error. Thus, confirming the long ignored warning: "There is a way that seems right to man, but its end is the way of death" (Prov 14:12). Which would confirm the validity of the warning in the Epistle of Peter and James that if this paradoxical enigmatic knowledge is not understood, that "...it will remain even for those who really seek the truth, always to wander in error"!!! Could such a thing be true?
What if you are not your real or true self? And if you preserve and attempt to save that which is false, that you will have squandered your life away? What if what is often portrayed as the ego-self, is the person you are in this world, while the true self exists at a deeper level of mind and being and cannot easily manifest in the person whose thinking, mindset and lifestyle is founded upon the temporal cultures and lifestyles of this world? And what if when Jesus makes reference to the blind, deaf and those incapable of understanding with any depth of comprehension, it is in reference to those who are carnal and anchored to this world -- which condition of mind is that portrayed as dwelling in what Jesus said was the "outer darkness" of mind and being? And what if beyond the barrier of the inner wall of consciousness where the true self dwells, all truths were seen and known in the Light of a naked reality? Why, all of a sudden the enigmas of knowing one's self, losing the self in this world, and ones search for the Kingdom within, would suddenly be understood from a totally different perspective than it is today. Even the Lord's Prayer where Jesus teaches his followers to beseech the Lord to bring about the manifestation of the Kingdom (within) -- and why Jesus commanded to seek the Kingdom first as seen in the words: "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you" (Matt. 6:33) -- one would have to conclude that man's present-day dogmatic poverty is so great, that the modern Church has very little in common with the original teachings of Jesus and TheWay. If one is supposed to seek the Kingdom by losing the false-self of one's carnal nature, in order to permit one's true inner self to manifest, then the whole dogmatic concept of waiting until you physically die to see if you will inherit the promise of going to Glory, would have to be radically re-evaluated in light of countless other original Gospel teachings and concepts that are largely ignored today. And if this is true, then what you are about to read could very well be the most important thing you have ever read in your entire life.
|What Happens When We Die: This is a duplicate of a below entry that I added to the beginning of the web page, because it is important to understand that the Gospels and the vast majority of religions have absolutely nothing to do with what we experience in an after death state or a Near Death Experience (NDE). To the degree that if you consult any one of the world's religions to understand what you will experience in an after death state, you will be gravely misguided. So much so, that it is common for those who experience an NDE to abandon their religion. What they find in the NDE seems to prove all religious teachings in error. There is no Judgment Seat, Heaven or Hell, and neither is their any commonality in what they were led to believe they would experience in their respective religions. Yet, if they truly understood either the inner meaning of the scriptures, or the objectives of the life they are living, then they would immediately come to understand that they need the scriptures more now -- after experiencing an NDE -- than at any time prior to the near death experience. Only then, after their eyes have been opened to a higher reality that few people in this world come to understand, can they even begin to use the Bible as it was originally intended to be used.|
Beyond Religion And Science
What is our true reality? The authors of the Bible itself attempt many times to warn the reader that they are in no way prepared to even envision their own true soul and spiritual reality. While most Christians simply ignore and quickly skip over these verses of scripture that they fail to comprehend, it must be understood that a carnal person who uses less than 10% of his potential of mind -- i.e., a person of a purely natural mindset whose thinking is very much attached and dependent on the culture and things of this world -- are for the most part totally unaware of man’s inner soul and spiritual reality. Because their whole focus in life is directed outwardly, it is near impossible for them to even perceive and comprehend the inner meaning of the spiritual concepts of the Bible -- and it is of these people, even when they claim to be believers in the gospel, of whom the Apostle Paul wrote that the things of the spirit appear to be "foolishness" (1 Cor 2:14) to them. In our endeavor to embrace reality through the higher teachings of the Word of God that Paul warns is beyond human comprehension, it is important that we recognize the universality of the Apostle’s words with respect to what he calls the “natural man” who is too carnal in his manner of thinking to even contemplate the Mysteries of God. And to these baptized and committed believers who he refers to as “babes in Christ” (1 Cor 3:1-2), “...tell about the visions I've had, and revelations from the Lord. Fourteen years ago I was taken up to heaven for a visit. Don't ask me whether my body was there or just my spirit, for I don't know; only God can answer that. But anyway, there I was in paradise, and heard things so astounding that they are beyond a man's power to describe or put in words (and anyway I am not allowed to tell them to others)” (2 Cor 12:1-4 TLB). What did Paul see and experience that was not only beyond natural man's ability to comprehend, but was not lawful to tell what he saw to others?In the Martyrdom of Ignatius (first Century Overseer of Antioch), Ignatius speaks of himself as a disciple of John. In his Epistle to the Ephesians he writes that he has been “initiated into the mysteries of the Gospel with Paul, the holy, the martyred”. In his Epistle to the Trallaus he speaks of the mysteries and writes: “Might I not write to you things more full of mystery? But I fear to do so, lest I should inflict injury on you who are babes. Pardon me in this respect, lest, as not being able to receive their weighty import, ye should be strangled by them”. Ignatius also writes that though he is aware of the mysteries, he is not yet “by any means perfect, nor am I such a disciple as Paul or Peter”.
What preacher of the gospel today warns his congregation that if he was to reveal the true teachings of the New Covenant -- the Gospel of God -- he would “inflict injury on you who are babes” in Christ? What teaching of the Lord could a present-day preacher of the gospel reveal that the congregation of believers are not “able to receive their weighty import”? If Ignatius or the other early Church Fathers who knew the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God were with us today, what profound mystery could they speak regarding the true teachings of Jesus that believers today would be “strangled by them”? And while we permit our children to be robbed of the knowledge of their own higher reality through the mass propagation of Darwinism and the Theory of Evolution which is little more than junk science, we ignore the findings of Modern Science with proves the validity of the visionaries who authored the Bible (see Science Proves Religion).
respect to what Christians believe today, Paul warned that until they underwent
the process of spiritual transformation, they could only be given the
of the gospel: “I gave you milk, not
solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not
ready” (1 Cor 3:2 NIV).
Again it is important to
understand the words of the Apostle when he warned that: “Anyone
who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching
about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have
trained themselves to distinguish good from evil”
(Heb 5:13-14 NIV). The very
words, “…who by constant use have trained
themselves”, implies a faith that is
thoroughly incorporated into a spiritual mindset and manner of living in
accordance with the Royal Law of the Most High. Further, with respect to the level of truth, what the
Apostle is stating is this: If you are still living and believing the “milk”
of the Gospel -- i.e., “Jesus Christ, and him
crucified” (1 Cor 2:2 KJV); and in the words
of the Apostle: “Therefore let us leave the
elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again the
foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God,
instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the
dead, and eternal judgment” (Heb 6:1-2 NIV)
-- then the Apostle states that such a person whose thinking is still bound by a
carnal perception of the Word, “is still an
infant, [and] is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness”
(Heb 5:13). Why?
Because these are the doctrines that were given to the
(1 Cor 3:1 KJV) -- entry-level believers who were yet too carnal
to comprehend the genuine revelation of the Christ of the Spirit and the
Mysteries of God. Moreover,
from a biblical perspective, the most egregious of sin against the Holy Spirit
was for the believer to be stagnant, and remain an entry level Christian -- as
is the case in the modern church today.
These facts conveyed to us by
the Apostle Paul go to the very core of why spiritual truths are embodied in
physical symbols when they are set before the people of the simple faith?
In the words of the Church Father Origen, the resurrection was “preached
in the Churches... for the simpleminded and for the ears of the common crowd who
are led on to live better lives by their belief”. When Jesus warned that: “Whoever
does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple”
(Luke 14:27 NAS); the overcoming of the flesh and the lower nature, which is
represented in the resurrection, is the resurrection spoken of by St.
Gregory’s when he wrote, “the Resurrection
is no other thing than ‘the re-constitution of our nature in its original
form’”. And this higher
spiritual reality -- which is our true spiritual reality as the prodigal sons
and daughters of the Most High -- is the reality that is beyond carnal human
comprehension -- and thus, can only be presented to entry-level seekers through
the allegorical symbolism which Paul portrays as the "milk"
of the gospel that was intended to nourish "babes
Of The Mysteries Of The Kingdom
God does not abandon those who seek the Kingdom with a pure heart and a consecrated life. God does not leave those who are willing to live in the Light to be victims of counterfeit priests, clergy and churches that teach the doctrines and traditions of men. In the same way that my Brother Jesus condemned the counterfeit Jewish leaders, the Church that calls itself Christian has crucified the Messiah/Christ with its manmade doctrines and darkness. In a letter to Pope Leo X on September 6th, 1520, Martin Luther wrote of the Christianity of his day, that the church, “…once the holiest of all, has become the most licentious den of thieves, the most shameless of all brothels, the kingdom of sin, death, and hell. It is so bad that even Antichrist himself, if he should come, could think of nothing to add to its wickedness” (Quoted in: The Great Thoughts; compiled by George Seldes). This same Church corrupted the scriptures (see The Orthodox Corruption Of the Scriptures) -- and alienated man from the sacred teachings of TheWay by recreating Jesus as God (see The Ten Words That Restores Christianity). And where the teachings of Yeshua/Jesus should have been the Gateway to Life (see Gate Of Eden), the whole structure of the Church became corrupted (see The Death Of The Religion Of Jesus).
As the man who lived at the beginning of our Common Era as the Brother of Yeshua/Jesus (see http://BrotherOfYeshua.com ), I have been sent back into this life many times to help those who deserved to learn and know the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God that my brother taught his most faithful disciples. Do the servants of the Most High God re-enter the world to guide those who are worthy of knowing TheWay? To some respect St. Jerome in his 94th Epistle to Avitus revealed an element of truth which we fail to understand today when he wrote: “A divine habitation, and a true rest above, I think, is to be understood, where rational creatures dwelt, and where, before their descent to a lower position, and removal from invisible to visible [worlds], and fall to earth, and the need of gross bodies, they enjoyed a former blessedness. Whence God the Creator made for them bodies suitable to their humble position, and created this visible world and sent into the world ministers for their salvation”. We fail to understand this concept expressed by one of the most orthodox authorities of the post-Nicean church today, because we are unable to comprehend the relationship of our own pre-existing soul that exists in a parallel realm of inner consciousness. We fail to understand that prior to our entering into this present life, an embryonic image of our soul descended into a “…lower position, and removal from invisible to visible [worlds], and fall to earth”. Why? Because a part of our soul which was undeveloped, remained in a gross state corresponding to the lower kingdoms of nature (mineral, vegetable and animal) -- and the only means that the soul is able to develop that part of it’s mind and move on to completeness, is to enter this world where these grosser elements of mind are physically manifest. Moreover, in order to help these souls whose lower nature is lost in this world, more developed souls enter into this world in order to guide their lost brothers and sisters out of the darkness of this realm -- i.e., the words of Jerome as seen in his statement that “…Whence God the Creator made for them bodies suitable to their humble position, and created this visible world and sent into the world ministers for their salvation”. Very clearly St. Jerome acknowledges that the soul pre-exists the formation of the physical body in this life. Going one step further we can see this understanding of the cycles of life presented in Jerome’s words: “The doctrine of transmigration (reincarnation) has been secretly taught from ancient times to small numbers of people, as a traditional truth which was not to be divulged” (Hyeronym., Epistola ad Demetriadem; Quoted in Reincarnation an east-west anthology by Joseph Head and S.L. Cranston) -- or the words of the Church Father Origen who wrote: “Every soul… comes into this world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of its previous life”.
Jesus taught that each of us is the prodigal son/daughter of the One God -- and that we enter this world to embrace the process of soul/spiritual growth and perfection (Matt 5:48). Of this higher reality that is beyond the comprehension of carnal man, Rufinus writes of the Churches teachings: "...that it is not according to his [God’s] own pre-judgment and knowledge, but according to the merit of the elect that God’s choice of men is determined; and he says that, before the creation of the visible world, of sky and earth and seas and all that they contain, there existed other invisible creatures, among which also were souls; and that these souls, for reasons known to God alone, were cast down into this vale of tears, this place of our mournful pilgrimage, and that this is shewn by the prayer uttered by a holy man of old who, having his habitation fixed here, yet longed to return to his original abode: 'Woe is me that my sojourning is prolonged, that I have my habitation among the inhabitants of Kedar,' And, '…my soul has long been a pilgrim,' and again 'O wretched man that I am, who will deliver me from the body of this death?' and in another place 'It is better to return and be with Christ,' and elsewhere, 'Before I was brought low, I sinned;' and other words of a like character.” (Life and Works of Rufinus With Jerome’s Apology Against Rufinus, The Apology of Rufinus in Two Books; Anti-Nicene & Post-Nicene Fathers, s.2, v.3 , p 903). What is clear here is that many of the earliest of Christian church authorities openly professed the belief that the soul pre-existed the body and the life that we presently live -- and our soul is in fact a “sojourner” -- a "pilgrim” -- in this physical world. Speaking of men such as the Apostle Paul, Rufinus writes of Jerome and Origen’s doctrine: “…before the souls were cast down into the world, and before the world, which was made up of souls, had been cast down together with its inhabitants into the abyss, God chose Paul and those like him, who were holy and undefiled."
To clarify this doctrine, a biblical example is then provided which can be likened to the work of the preachers of the Gospel that God sends into the world to help the sinners who are lost: “...just as in the Babylonian captivity, when Nebuchadnezzar carried away the people into Chaldaea, Ezekiel and Daniel and the three Children, and Haggai and Zechariah were sent with them, not because they deserved to become captives, but that they might be a comfort to those who were carried away; so also, in that ‘casting down’ of the world, those who had been chosen by God before the world was, were sent to instruct and train the sinful souls, so that these, through their preaching, might return to the place from which they had fallen; and this is what is meant by the words of the eighty-ninth Psalm: 'Lord thou hast been our refuge in generation and in offspring, before the mountains were established, or the earth and the world were made;' that is to say, that before the world was made, and a beginning was made of the generation of all things, God was a refuge to his saints.” Thus, in this early Christian understanding of the Word, we see that it is the will of God that certain pure souls were sent along with the Jews for the purpose to “instruct and train the sinful souls, so that these, through their preaching, might return to the place from which they had fallen”. In clarification of what is being said, Rufinus writes of St. Jerome and Origen’s teaching: "You say that these souls, for reasons known to God alone, enter into bodies at the time of birth in this visible world: those souls, you say, who in a former age had been inhabitants of heaven, now dwell here, on this earth, and that not without reference to certain acts which they had committed while they lived there. You say further that all the saints, such as Paul and others like him in each generation were predestinated by God for the purpose of recalling them by their preaching to that habitation from which they had fallen...”
As documented in the earliest writings of the Church, many times have I and others been sent back into the world to guide those who desired Truth and Light in TheWay. And once properly understood, the experience of Paul when he was taken up to Paradise (see above) was not unique -- i.e., all of the disciples of Messiah/Christ have many times returned from the Kingdom to guide the seekers of Truth in TheWay. And while, like Paul, I am not permitted to tell you certain things -- it is also true that because of the vast technological achievements of modern man -- and the fact that in many of his aspects of life he has moved beyond the grosser levels of superstition and ignorance of the past -- and man no longer worships carved images as gods -- I am able to speak to you more plainly of the things that you must know in order to "Know Thyself" and your true soul and spiritual reality that existed prior to your entering into your present life.
Ye Are Gods!
"Jesus answered them,
Is it not written in your law, 'I said, You are gods '?" (John 10:34
NKJ). If Jesus confirmed the Law which
declared that we are gods, then what is our true nature?
When the first century Christian
Justin Martyr quoted the 82nd chapter of Psalms from his scriptures,
the sacred writings that he used did not read as ours does today.
“God standeth in the
congregation of gods”, Justin wrote, I said, Ye are gods, and are all
children of the Most High...” (Dialogue of Justin).
In addition to Justin, this verse is also found translated in this same
manner in the works of Tertullian, Origen and Cyprian.
Thus, we have the witness of four of the earliest of Christians that
“God standeth in the congregation of gods”,
when the scriptures are speaking about us.
our very own Bibles at one time more clearly taught this same concept.
In the third century 1 John 3:2 read somewhat differently than it does in
our present translations.
Quoting from Origen’s Contra Celsum we read that “it doth not yet
appear what we shall be; but we know that when He shall appear, we shall be like
God, and shall see Him as He is”.
With regard to our becoming like God, Origen then writes regarding
Matthew 5:48 that “...the virtue of man and of God is identical. And
therefore we are taught to become ‘perfect,’ as our Father in heaven is
Even our very own Bibles at one time more clearly taught this same concept. In the third century 1 John 3:2 read somewhat differently than it does in our present translations. Quoting from Origen’s Contra Celsum we read that “it doth not yet appear what we shall be; but we know that when He shall appear, we shall be like God, and shall see Him as He is”. With regard to our becoming like God, Origen then writes regarding Matthew 5:48 that “...the virtue of man and of God is identical. And therefore we are taught to become ‘perfect,’ as our Father in heaven is perfect”.
great truth that has been continually expressed by both Jewish and Christian
visionaries is that the knowledge
of the mysteries of God and the Divine Plan begins with the knowledge of
ourselves as the Prodigal Sons of our Heavenly Father.
It is for this reason that the second-century Church Father Clement of
Alexandria said that it is
greatest of all lessons to know one's self.
For if one knows himself, he will know God; and knowing God, he will be
made like God… and that man becomes God, since God so wills”.
In his treaties on The Soul and the Resurrection, St Gregory
writes that “the
Resurrection is no other thing than 'the re-constitution of our nature in its
original form’”, and
states that there will come a time
the complete whole of our race shall have been perfected from the first man to
The reason these great truths are no longer the focus of the modern church is best captured in the words of A. Powell Davies: “Biblical scholars”, he writes, ”were not disturbed by what they found in the Dead Sea Scrolls because they had known all along that the origin of Christianity was not what was commonly supposed to have been” (quoted by Millar Burrows in More Light on the Dead Sea Scrolls). What Davies was referring to was the fact that in the fourth century, the Church of Constantine so altered the focus of the teachings of the New Covenant, that what we call Christianity today has its doctrinal legacy of birth in Pagan Rome, and has little in common with the religion that the Son of God revealed to man at the beginning of our Common Era.
the 4th century church of Constantine that declared Jesus to be God, the
original disciples and first followers of Jesus saw him as a man who lived such
a holy and consecrated life (see
HomePage), that he
became At-One with God -- and thus became the Divine Pattern that all men must
emulate. Their view of him
was that he was the firstborn -- or the first resurrected to the Kingdom -- the
first of the prodigal sons to return home from among us, his brothers.
This is especially seen in the words of the Lord where he said:
whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my
brother, and sister, and mother”
(Matt 12:50 KJV).
is plain in the scriptures that Jesus is
pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting”
(1 Tim 1:16 KJV). A pattern
is not something that you casually believe in -- but rather, something that you
mold your life after. Moreover,
if Jesus is the pattern, then Jesus is the very standard by which all men are to
be judged. Why?
Because if Jesus was a man who was able to perfect himself by fulfilling
the Royal Law within himself, and be resurrected into the
Kingdom, then all our excuses for leading carnal and immoral lives are without
merit -- i.e., because this same standard would then be expected of us -- the
Lord's brothers and sisters.
Apostle tells us: “Therefore
be imitators of God, as beloved children”
(Eph 5:1 NAS). If we were
created as inferior beings who were nothing more than the natural offspring of
Adam and Eve, as Christians believe today, then the Apostle would never have
told a race of inferior beings to imitate God.
The basis of Paul's words is seen in the fact that man is created in the
image and likeness of God, and is God's own offspring.
If we were inferior beings, neither would God command us:
shall therefore be holy, for I am holy”
(Lev 11:45 KJV), if we did not possess this innate ability.
What is written here is no different than what St. Gregory said when he
wrote that we must walk the “path
of an exact imitation of Him Who leads the way to salvation”
-- which path in the words of St. Nazianzen, reveals to us our true nature and
makes “us like God”.
When a child becomes an adult, is he inferior to his parent? In like manner, when the prodigal son returns home to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination, and matures to his full spiritual potential and stature, is he inferior to his father? What is important is for us to realize that we do not know our true potential, and neither do we understand the process that gives us the ability to “imitate God”, and makes us “like God”. The undeniable Christian Truth that no one who claims to be a believer should deny, is that we don't know the answer to these questions. How can we? As Christians, we have faith that Jesus meant what he said when he promised that he would teach us -- and reveal to us all the Mysteries of God -- if we become his faithful disciple.
great truth is seen in Origen's reply to Celsus where he wrote:
participation in the Son of God one is adopted as a son…
by participation in the Holy Spirit is a man rendered holy and
Those who have not themselves yet uncovered their true spiritual nature
as the Sons and Daughters of God, perceive sacred truths in forms, types, and
allegories -- because they, being carnal,
mysteries of God that awaits them. When
God, in the words of St. Nazianzen, no longer is an
of wonder”, but rather
an “object of desire”
-- and we, desiring to be purified from the defilements of this world, make
ourselves fit vessels for the Lord to indwell, the Spirit, according to St.
Nazianzen, reveals to us our true nature, and the revelation of this manifest
Sacred Knowledge makes “us
like God; so that when we have thus become like Himself, God may, to use a bold
expression, hold converse with us as Gods, being united to us, and that perhaps
to the same extent as He already knows those who are known to Him”.
St. Nazianzen then writes that
Divine Nature then is boundless and hard to understand”
by those who are yet carnal and think as natural beings of this world.
among us has attained to such a level of Godliness that God will
with us as Gods”?
It is for this reason that Origen admits that the disciple of Christ
knows full well that growing to spiritual maturity is not a simple chore.
In the same way that a fetus and infant cannot grow to maturity in the cycle of a day,
neither can the soul grow to its Godly potential in the cycle of one lifetime.
In the same way that a child grows to a man in steps, Jesus taught (see The
Unanswerable Question) the soul has transmigrated and inhabited many bodies
of flesh in its quest for this necessary level of Godliness.
It is also the true disciple of Christ who knows that the Lord Jesus came
to save us from our fate of being lost in this world -- in subjection to the
Law, ever reincarnating in useless lives of suffering and spiritual depravation
-- but carnal man, refusing to follow in Jesus' footsteps, continually chooses
the darkness of this world over the Light of the kingdom.
question the modern believer must ask is this: Do you truly believe the words of
our Lord when He said: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one
comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6 NIV)?
If you believe these words, then you have only one option: You must be
ready to cast off the manmade doctrines of error that have become infused into
modern Christianity, and become a genuine disciple of the Light.
If you truly believe, then you must begin your search for the real Jesus.
The true Christians are not those who believe in the antichrist of
Constantine or the very carnal and Pagan doctrines of the Roman Church -- but
rather, those who realize that they must have Jesus the Nazirene, and no other.
True Christians know that it is not enough to believe, they must believe
the Truth -- which Truth can only be received directly from the Lord.
Further, you must receive and become your true self -- i.e., the Being of
Light, while you are still alive in the physical body -- as demonstrated in the
words from the Gospel Of Philip:
anyone becomes a child of the bridal chamber, he will receive the light.
If anyone does not receive it while he is here, he will not be able to receive
it in the other place. He who will receive that light will not be seen, nor can
he be detained. And none shall be able to torment a person like this, even while
he dwells in the world. And again when he leaves the world, he has already
received the truth in the images. The world has become the Aeon (eternal realm),
for the Aeon is fullness for him. This is the way it is: it is revealed to him
alone, not hidden in the darkness and the night but hidden in a perfect day and
a holy light."
Further, you must receive and become your true self -- i.e., the Being of Light, while you are still alive in the physical body -- as demonstrated in the words from the Gospel Of Philip:
"If anyone becomes a child of the bridal chamber, he will receive the light. If anyone does not receive it while he is here, he will not be able to receive it in the other place. He who will receive that light will not be seen, nor can he be detained. And none shall be able to torment a person like this, even while he dwells in the world. And again when he leaves the world, he has already received the truth in the images. The world has become the Aeon (eternal realm), for the Aeon is fullness for him. This is the way it is: it is revealed to him alone, not hidden in the darkness and the night but hidden in a perfect day and a holy light."
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Light Unlike those who came into contact with the Being of Light
in a Near Death Experience (NDE), I never had an NDE, and my search for
the Being of Light was part of an inner spiritual quest in search of the
true depths of my being and consciousness. Therefore, unlike
those who discovered the Being of Light by virtue of an NDE, and
who were totally unprepared for the experience, my own journey was not
only the culmination of my own personal search, but I was able to spend
extended periods of time in the presence of the Being of Light in what I
call the Realm of Souls. In fact, I previously documented my
journey into the Light in an article entitled Coming
Into The Light, which is basically written from a Judeo-Christian
perspective. Consecrated Life
Necessary To Enter Inner Kingdom of Light Most believers of the simple faith can't enter the Inner Kingdom
(see Gate of Eden), because they have not yet transformed their
body-vessel into a Living Temple that is Consecrated and Set Apart for
the Lord. And thus, it is impossible for them to know the
Mysteries of God, and dwell in the Kingdom of Light while they are still
in the body-vessel.
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the Greek philosopher, wrote a series of `Dialogues' which summarized many of
the things which he had learned from his teacher, who was the philosopher
Socrates. One of the most famous of these Dialogues is the Allegory of the
Cave. In this allegory, people are chained in a cave so that they can only see
the shadows which are cast on the walls of the cave by a fire.
Plato likens people of a natural organic mindset who can see only with
the earth-bound senses of this world, as prisoners who are chained in a
cave, unable to turn their heads to perceive the source of reality.
All they can see is the shadows of illusion that have been cast upon the
wall of the cave.
It is impossible to even begin to understand The Mind -- and especially
the Esoteric Realities of Mind -- without understanding the pattern of
mind known as the Tree of Life, which the inner core of Jesus' disciples
understood as portrayed at the left. Further, it is
impossible to claim to be a believer or follower of Jesus' teachings of
TheWay, and not ardently strive to bring about that condition of
Manifest Laws and Wholeness of Mind and Being where the fruit of the
Tree of Life can be eaten, and the disciple is then able to fulfill the
scriptures and enter into what Jesus portrayed as Life and the Kingdom.
Of the Tree of Life it is stated:
"...To him that overcometh will I give to
eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God"
(Rev 2:7 KJV) -- and the present day casual faith and belief that is
being championed by the Churches, in no manner represents the original
teachings of Jesus, or the lifestyle and and mindset necessary to
overcome the Laws and bring about that condition of Laws necessary to
My Journey Into The Light
Unlike those who came into contact with the Being of Light in a Near Death Experience (NDE), I never had an NDE, and my search for the Being of Light was part of an inner spiritual quest in search of the true depths of my being and consciousness. Therefore, unlike those who discovered the Being of Light by virtue of an NDE, and who were totally unprepared for the experience, my own journey was not only the culmination of my own personal search, but I was able to spend extended periods of time in the presence of the Being of Light in what I call the Realm of Souls. In fact, I previously documented my journey into the Light in an article entitled Coming Into The Light, which is basically written from a Judeo-Christian perspective.
Consecrated Life Necessary To Enter Inner Kingdom of Light
Most believers of the simple faith can't enter the Inner Kingdom (see Gate of Eden), because they have not yet transformed their body-vessel into a Living Temple that is Consecrated and Set Apart for the Lord. And thus, it is impossible for them to know the Mysteries of God, and dwell in the Kingdom of Light while they are still in the body-vessel.
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We Dwell In Plato's Cave
Plato, the Greek philosopher, wrote a series of `Dialogues' which summarized many of the things which he had learned from his teacher, who was the philosopher Socrates. One of the most famous of these Dialogues is the Allegory of the Cave. In this allegory, people are chained in a cave so that they can only see the shadows which are cast on the walls of the cave by a fire. Plato likens people of a natural organic mindset who can see only with the earth-bound senses of this world, as prisoners who are chained in a cave, unable to turn their heads to perceive the source of reality. All they can see is the shadows of illusion that have been cast upon the wall of the cave.
What Happens When We Die: This is a duplicate of an above entry that I also added to the beginning of the web page, because it is important to understand that the Gospels and the vast majority of religions have absolutely nothing to do with what we experience in an after death state or a Near Death Experience (NDE). To the degree that if you consult any one of the world's religions to understand what you will experience in an after death state, you will be gravely misguided. So much so, that it is common for those who experience an NDE to abandon their religion. What they find in the NDE seems to prove all religious teachings in error. There is no Judgment Seat, Heaven or Hell, and neither is their any commonality in what they were led to believe they would experience in their respective religions. Yet, if they truly understood either the inner meaning of the scriptures, or the objectives of the life they are living, then they would immediately come to understand that they need the scriptures now -- after experiencing an NDE -- than at any time prior to the near death experience. Only then, after their eyes have been opened to a higher reality that few people in this world come to understand, can they even begin to use the Bible as it was originally intended to be used.
|Many Christian authorities take the position that the Being of Light (BofL) in a Near Death Experience (NDE) is the Antichrist, or a counterfeit Messiah/Christ, because the BofL does not confirm the manmade doctrines of the 4th century Church of Constantine. If Christians are in error, they have squandered away their opportunity of Life.|
Only a percentage of the people who have a Near Death Experience come into the presence of the Being of Light. Others find themselves in realms that are appropriate to their mindset and lifestyle. In the account of Sarah she states: "I have a great wish, that everyone could experience the wonders I have without having to suffer the trauma I did, for it would transform the world." Many people who leave this world experience greatly extended time in realms such as Sarah portrays in her NDE. Others, experience their own type of hell -- and many Christians, Jews, Muslims and people of every religious teaching, often are in shock and awe at the type of hell that they become immersed in because of the limitations of their beliefs and the failure to seek the true spiritual depth of their religious teachings. Many who reject the teachings on hell, will find themselves immersed in it. Many who think they are going to glory because of their belief in a certain person or religious teaching, will find that their ideas of glory are merely a different variety of hell.
Regardless of the number of times that carnal men are warned that God is a Spirit, and can only be sought through man's indwelling spiritual nature (Jn 4:24), the great mass of believers perpetually reject the spirit and and turn to the written word of the scriptures in pursuit of the "letter that killeth". The scriptures are the Key of Knowledge that must be turned within to open the door to the Kingdom and enter the True Temple. In a total abandonment of the spiritual essence and purpose of the teachings of Jesus and TheWay, believers have rejected the Spirit and adopted the way of the very people that Jesus portrayed as blind guides who are making the people the children of hell. The man known as the Apostle Paul warned the first followers of Jesus that death comes to those who embrace the "letter that killeth" (2 Cor 3:6) -- and yet, carnal believers continue to conclude that these words don't apply to them. That the vast majority of mankind is deaf and blind to the Truth and their own Higher Soul and Spiritual Reality, is because they are focused in the wrong direction -- i.e., the things of this world -- and this can be readily seen in the words of Jesus: “For this people's heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.' But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear. For I tell you the truth, many prophets and righteous men longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it” (Matt 13:15-17 NIV).
It is a natural thing for men -- and especially the male variety -- to look at all things in black and white. They reason: "It either exists so it can be proven, easily discerned, or it's a lot of hog wash". They will say: Why wouldn't God speak plainly to the people? And traditionally, it has been near impossible to convey to people who Paul refers to as being of a "natural" mind (1 Cor 2:14), that in order to comprehend the Mysteries of God that natural man would judge as "foolishness", they will have to develop areas of mind that are currently beyond their reach. And while seekers who succeed in discovering the inner meaning of the scriptures attempt to convey to the spiritually blind in the Churches the great wonders of the spirit and the Kingdom within, they will be vehemently opposed by men dressed as priests and clergy who speak in the authority of either the Church or even God, telling the people that the true disciples of the Lord are heretics and demon possessed.
Institutionalized Ignorance: Jesus was a Mystic, and he taught his disciples how to walk the spiritual path known as TheWay. Paul warned that man in his natural state cannot know the Truth. The True Church is Spiritual, and can only be entered by spiritual men and women who dedicate and surrender their lives to the teachings of Jesus. Everyone else embraces error -- institutionalized error -- in church, school and every other aspect of life.
The Gnostics -- Heretics, Or Enlightened Disciples of Christ:
How God Fools Mankind - Keeping Him Ignorant Of The Truth: Strategery has become synonymous with when what is portrayed as simple, simpleminded, or even self-evident, is able to dupe and thwart an opposing force that perceives itself to be either superior, or to suppose they know the answers. Divine Strategery is how God fools all the religious leaders of this world who think they doctrinally know God -- all the would-be teachers and philosophers of this world who think they Know Truth -- all the Atheists and those who criticize and denounce the existence of God by virtue of their limited perception and understanding -- and all the people in this world who think they understand the purpose of life and the world in which we presently dwell. As prodigal sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father, if the people in this life knew the answers, then the learning experience of God's SchoolHouse of this world would not effectively evolve us to become true Brothers and Sisters of our Elder Brother Yeshua/Jesus. Therefore, in order to insure that each of us is immersed in the necessary learning experience that this life offers, all people are equally fooled into thinking they know, in order for them to be manipulated into embracing a higher agenda that is beyond their ability to even imagine. Thus, Divine Strategery!!!
Why Do Christians Reject Soul Transmigration?
The modern Church adheres to the doctrine and theology of a Circus Prostitute and a Roman Emperor who maintained absolute control over what Christians were permitted to believe!!! While this may sound outrageous to the modern believer -- i.e., ascribing to the doctrines of a Circus Prostitute who married the Emperor -- it is nonetheless true -- and Christians continue to embrace this prostitute's doctrines of belief even to this very day. The New Testament was founded upon the reality of the pre-existent soul of man that evolves to perfection over the course of many lifetimes -- and this soul-evolution is the means by which Jesus became the Son of God. The existence of an uncountable number of sects today, is the direct result of the confusion which was brought about when this foundational concept was removed from both the Bible, as well as Christian doctrine. Moreover, it is impossible for modern Christians to mature beyond only a very elementary and superficial understanding of the Gospel and teachings of Yeshua, so long as this primary foundational concept is missing from their understanding.
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|It was said of the Church Father Origen by St. Gregory of Nyssa that he was “the prince of Christian learning in the Third Century” -- and the Encyclopedia Britannica calls him “…the most prominent of all the church fathers”. But how did he become the man that St. Jerome considered to be “the greatest teacher of the Church after the Apostles”? According to the soul who lived as Origen, he had previously lived as the disciple and scribe of Jacob who people call James, who was the Brother of Jesus. And from that life with Jacob, he learned to write scriptures in Hebrew Characters, and he worked on the original source scriptures which has since come to be called the New Testament scriptures of the Bible. On his web site, Emmanuel Pohorecki reveals not only the accounts of the many lifetimes that he has lived, but also his own journey into the presence of his soul-self -- i.e., his true self who is the Being of Light. And once again Emmanuel has demonstrated that you don't need to physically die to communicate with, and enter into the presence of your soul-self who is the Being of Light in the Near Death Experience. And in his soon to be completed article on the Journey of the Soul and Visions from his Higher Self, he will write about what his soul-self has taught him while in the Realm of Souls. Emmanuel provides other important insights in man's higher reality with his account of his life with Fr. Francis, as a Native American, and as one of the Constitutional Founding Fathers of the United States.|
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|Visit the exhaustive Near Death Experience and the Afterlife web site by Kevin Williams, and research the vast storehouse of factual information available. It is important to understand that we are presently dwelling in God's School House where the prodigal sons and daughters evolve over the course of many lifetimes to a completed higher state.|
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The below web sites are written in the name of Allan Cronshaw, which is my birth name in this present life. The manner in which these other web sites are composed is very different than on this one -- wherein, on these other web sites there is an attempt to document and demonstrate every proof and concept of TheWay using a multitude of resources and biblical verses -- while on this web site there is no other authority than Jacob writing to you as the Brother Of Yeshua who was the leader of the Hebrew/Christian movement of TheWay. In the recently discovered Gospel of Thomas it is written: (12) The disciples said to Jesus, "We know that you will depart from us. Who is to be our leader?" Jesus said to them, "Wherever you are, you are to go to James the righteous, for whose sake heaven and earth came into being." So to once again restore the teachings of TheWay which is today known as Christianity, the Lord has sent Jacob/James, the Brother of Yeshua/Jesus, back into the world in order to guide the faithful flock into the Truth, the Light, and the Kingdom within (Luke 17:20-21). It is there that my brother Yeshua/Jesus awaits you.
The above warning with respect to the predicted corruption of Yeshua's teachings is further stated in the first century writings known today as the Clementine Recognitions where it is written: "Our Lord and Prophet, who hath sent us, declared to us that the wicked one, having disputed with Him forty days, and having prevailed nothing against Him, promised that he would send apostles from amongst his subjects, to deceive. Wherefore, above all, remember to shun apostle or teacher or prophet who does not first accurately compare his preaching with that of James, who was called the brother of my Lord, and to whom was entrusted to administer the church of the Hebrews in Jerusalem, — and that even though he come to you with witnesses: lest the wickedness which disputed forty days with the Lord, and prevailed nothing, should afterwards, like lightning falling from heaven upon the earth, send a preacher to your injury, as now he has sent Simon upon us, preaching, under pretense of the truth, in the name of the Lord, and sowing error. Wherefore He who hath sent us, said, ‘Many shall come to me in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. By their fruits ye shall know them.’"
Again it is warned by Clement: "Wherefore observe the greatest caution, that you believe no teacher, unless he bring from Jerusalem the testimonial of James the Lord’s brother, or of whosoever may come after him. For no one, unless he has gone up thither, and there has been approved as a fit and faithful teacher for preaching the word of Christ, — unless, I say, he brings a testimonial thence, is by any means to be received. But let neither prophet nor apostle be looked for by you at this time, besides us. For there is one true Prophet, whose words we twelve apostles preach"
As predicted, the ministers of Satan have succeeded in altering the teachings of my brother Yeshua, and continue to lead many into the abyss of darkness. But have no fear my brothers and sisters, for the teachings of TheWay has been restored so that you might be able to overcome the darkness, and enter the Kingdom of Light within you (Luke 17:20-21).
The Brother Of Yeshua/Jesus: 2000 years ago I lived as Jacob who many all James, and I was known as the Brother of Yeshua and the first leader of the New Covenant movement of TheWay which is today known as Christianity. I was sent back into the world to restore the teachings of my brother Yeshua to their original spiritual essence, and to guide you in TheWay that is "narrow" so you will be able to open the "strait gate" within you and enter the Kingdom that Yeshua declared must be attained through the second birth.
The Ebionite HomePage: If you call yourself a Christian, Jew, Messianic believer, Evyonim, Nazarene or Muslim, then it is imperative that you learn of the Ebionites who are True Spiritual Israel -- They are the Poor Ones to the ways and thinking of this world -- The Ebionites were the Israelites of the Nazirene Vow They are/were the Genuine Disciples of Yeshua/Jesus who are in the world and not of it!
The Gate Of Eden: Why were the Disciples and followers of Yeshua vegetarian? Why did they live in accordance with the precepts of the Torah/Law? Why did they live separate and apart from both Jews and Christians? The answer is very simple: The Gate of Eden is within us, and if we fail to enter therein while we are still physically alive in the body, we will have failed in our opportunity to enter into Life. And while it can be countered that we are saved by our belief in Messiah/Christ, faith, or the blood of the lamb, the truth is that if we were truly faithful disciples of TheWay, that we would experience the opening of the inner door and the Kingdom coming within us. The GateOfEden article explores all aspects of the need to pick up one's own cross and follow the narrow path that leads to the inner gate to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination.
The Nazirene HomePage: The original spiritual teachings of Yeshua/Jesus as practiced by the people of The Way who where known historically as the Essenes, Ebionites, and Nazirenes. The teachings of The Way are Spiritual -- and provide a means to open the "strait gate" into the Kingdom while still physically alive in the body/vessel.
The Light Of Yeshua -- The Messianic Nazirene Disciple of TheWay: While many teach that believers are saved by faith, the journey of the disciple of Yeshua is one of absolute dedication to The Way. The disciple who becomes a brother to Yeshua must live as he lived, and become a Nazirene who is consecrated and wholly set apart as they walk the Narrow Way, enter into the Kingdom through the Strait Gate, and learn directly from the L-rd -- the One Rabbi and Teacher of the Mysteries of G-d.
The Long Island Mystic and Nazirene Disciple of TheWay: The Organizational HomePage of The Nazirene -- the Long Island Mystic, Evangelical Minister, and Prophet of TheWay -- who God bestowed upon him the gift of the recall of his previous life as a Disciple and Brother of Messiah/Christ -- and thus has re-entered this world at the present time in order to restore the Spiritual Essence and Teachings of his Master, Yeshua/Jesus. The Kingdom is within! And we must sojourn the narrow path of TheWay, enter the "strait gate" to the Inner Spiritual Temple, while still alive in the physical body. Thus, modern Christians have misunderstood the words of Yeshua -- he never said that we must physically die to enter the Edenic Kingdom of Origination -- but rather, we must die to the culture, mindset and ways of this world in order to enter the Kingdom!