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The Felt Kingdom


The Felt Kingdom

The Felt Kingdom

The Felt Kingdom
One of the things that I love about the Bible is the way the Holy Spirit teaches me something new, which means that I am en route to sharing what He has shown me with you. This is why I love the Book of Acts. This is why I love Wisdom literature in the Old Testament. And this is why I respect and value the words of ordinary men like Timothy and Silas and Philippians. This is why I try to read the Gospels with a spiritual intention – to sw Tiborilise them, thrown into the language of the day when they were written.

The problem with the modern church – pretty much all Christian circles – is that this ‘modern’ concept of faith is not very ‘modern’. It reflects the postmodern idea that faith is to be a set of beliefs deeply held, with rigour, throughout one’s life. One of my favourite modern poets says that faith is not belief in what one has been told, but the knowingness of what one is being told. It’s the latter idea, to “go with the flow” of life, that supports this ‘modern’ concept of faith.

But there is a ‘old-fashioned’ dimension to faith, which also has its place within life. It is the dimension where a person has complete faith – a heart level, transcendent faith, that is not dependent on knowing the truth. It is the sort of faith that transcends the normal order of things, where understanding and knowing are unified. It is belief that is sensually everywhere, rather than just somewhere in the order of things.

It’s that kind of faith that Paul talks about in his letters to the Church at Thessalonica (5:21, 5:22). Unlike ‘new’ faith, which in his context was new to him, this was an all-saving faith that was old news to him. So he could leave Thessalonica and go back to Philippi, and his friends there, and he would have faith in them to forgive them if they sinned, as he did. This was an ‘all-sufficient’ faith. It’s the sort of faith that Saul had when he came to meet Jesus on the road to Damascus. It’s the sort of faith that Peter had when he refused to deny Christ before Jesus’, putting his own reputation and family’s welfare at risk. It’s the faith that’s in the breastplate of our dead saints, through the intercession of Mary and Saint Joseph. The Felt Kingdom

Saul needed this faith. So do we, especially in our post-Christian lives. We need to remember the faithfulness of God when we’re challenged to let go of some of the more painful aspects of our lives, and to plough on.

One of the things that Paul says to Timothy about this faith he has is, “This is the reason why you were baptised, confessing the faith one to another, and admire each other in love”(1:3). Paul there is impressed by the depth of the love each disciple has for one another. It is this love that leads them to announce to the world that God is a Person; that He has loved them like new born babies. The Felt Kingdom

The same faith that flows out of each person’s love for one another is the faith that produces a community of believers, who live out the love they have for God. The Felt Kingdom

So there is a new meaning for the ‘graphic’ description of this picture above. God’s love isQuantitative, not just quantitative. Perhaps that is the reason why new life is called, ‘born again’ faith. Perhaps that is also why God tells us in John 3:16 that God did not send his Son into the world in order to judge or condemn the world, but in order “to heal the world”. Perhaps all of our faith shines forth when we shine our lights brightly, like starlight on dark, cold seas.


The Barriers of Thinking

The potential for the Christian to be implanted on earth is very great, as such it requires a lot of brainstorm and hard work to encapsulate the essence of what it takes to be successful in the eyes of the world. At times, we over-estimate our own abilities, and struggle to match the expectations of those around us; therefore, we may eventually come to the conclusion that it is just a matter of waiting for God to do something for us. To give up our thoughts of being a failure, or of not being good enough, would be difficult to justify. Yet at the same time, we end up running into a lot of road-blocks along the way. When combined, they create a circumstantial barrier to our potential. These blocks would be like a rock, a mountain, an obstacle course, if one considers long-lasting effects rather than short-term difficulties.

History is replete with examples of the above scenario. It may be replacing Jesus as the world’s saviour, only those that are blind guides hear the truth. The truth is more important than their loyalty to a certain philosophy or religion. Hence, if a person has not made peace with the rock of Christianity, unless he is willing to pick up his cross and follow Christ, he is not qualified to run the race. The argument in its own is meaningless, desperate and pathetic. The Felt Kingdom

The real point of the Whole shows up as a seed, which seed was first sown in the heart of God, the Creator. The ultimate ambitions of this seed were to make manifest the eternal will of God, through the human heart. This ultimate will determined God’s actions – now known as the Law of Attraction. The Law of Attraction, at its base, is a metaphysical exercise, to be engaged in mindfully, to find one’s own inner core. Sieving the Truth of this unwritten law, we come to a new understanding of ourselves, and the world outside of us is left untouched.

However, if one does not make peace with his rock, in essence, he will cry himself to sleep, and miss the mysteries which the Allness wishes to reveal to our soul. For, everything the soul touches is affected by the nature of the soul, which can move things other than matter and energy to mud. With these things, one’s soul is at war with itself – the self – until peace is found in the heart.

What good is peace if there is no joy, or joy if there is no peace; what’s more, the world outside is at war with itself too, torn by corruption, sin, and the selfishness of its people.

The goals of the aspirant are spiritual and selfish in a sense. He sees something out of reach, and he seeks to get it for himself. Conversely, once a seeker is found, it is only process that enlivens his soul. He is in a sense fulfilled by the knowledge of the Truthdome, and becomes a channel for the Divine.

A standard to strive for, and a goal to nurture the human spirit. This is the blueprint for the development of a balanced person: growing, becoming, living, and dying happily in the continuous process of learning and increasing wisdom.

“Happiness is the state of completed spiritual consciousness of love, spirituality, harmony, and convenience in the Universe.”1

unfoldingmeaningfulawarenessof the conveyed meaning of the Truths of the Everlasting Gospel. The Felt Kingdom

The Light ofuropean visionis the illuminating of the inner spirit within each human being. This illumination isfinally that divine spark of Light known as theChrist-consciousnessof the soul which lies hid in the deepest recesses of the heart. Man’s status in the afterlife is tied to the development of this divine nature found in his sub consciousness. If the aspirant fulfills the conditions of mental purity, and is faithful to the Great Architect, he will be given a complete status in the spirit world as a immortal spirit. If he reject these conditions, he will return to the dustMajority of the human race consider humanity as the best of the creation. However, this way of thinking is blind, and reservation is the driving force of the ignorant mind. Reservation is the seat of pride, and human pride is the root of all misery.

The path to self-knowledge is like that of the iceberg, which finally leads to the deep-water plains of the soul. The path of meditation in the primary grades of the soul manifests as stages called the vehicle of Cosmic Laws and Physical Manifestation, or the Path of Return to the Source. This path is not reserved for the few, as none are admitted into the mysteries unless they are prepared for them.