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Red Letters – The Kingdom of Heaven is Near

We are going to begin our study on the Red Letters with Mathew and begin right after the event with John The Baptist in which Jesus “receives The Spirit” and goes through his tests and “temptation” in the desert. Those who have been through a “Dark Night of The Soul” experience which comes along with The Awakening process can probably identify with this is some ways. I know that for me, there were many remarkable similarities.

Immediately after these events, his baptism and the subsequent testing, he began to preach saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”  Mathew 4:17

So, we are going to begin our series on the Red Letters taking a deeper look at what Jesus truly meant here by the term “repent” and by the phrase, “Kingdom of Heaven”.

First of all let’s cover what the word “repent” means. To repent of something means to turn away from it, to not return to it, To change one’s mind & purposeHow does one change one’s mind and purpose?

This very first teaching is where many get off on the wrong foot in following “The Way”. The reason being is because they attempt to “will” this change to happen while fighting an internal battle with their ego, which in the materialistic world we live in today is even more difficult than it was 2000 years ago. This is especially true of those who have grown up in this current age of high technology where there is no end of constant ego appeasement and entertainment which prevents one from spending the time in stillness that develops communication with Consciousness.

Between the high tech toys and games, cell phones, and other electronic distractions there are also the distractions of working longer hours to pay for all of these superfluous possessions while the ego continually calls for more and more. So how does one “repent”, how does one change their mind and purpose?

This repentance in the way that it is meant to be cannot be accomplished by the human will which is being met head on by the ego. It can only be done with the intercession that comes from Consciousness, Therefor, repentance and “the kingdom of heaven” must come together for a successful change of Consciousness.

So, let’s look at the kingdom of heaven. To gain a true understanding of what is meant by this phrase which Jesus repeated over and over in many teachings throughout His earthly ministry we will look at other quotes and PLEASE open your mind to the understanding that he was speaking to groups of people over 2000 years ago. Trying to explain concepts such as other dimensions would have been ridiculous, even today nearly 100 years after Albert Einstein introduced the concept humans have difficulty accepting it. This is one of the reasons why Jesus said “I have much more to teach you but you cannot handle it now.”

Let’s first look at The Beatitudes for more on the kingdom of heaven and then I will begin to show you why the kingdom is a State of Being, it is a dimensional reality that comes with the change in Consciousness.

The Beatitudes Mathew 5:3-11

He said:

3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they will see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

In verse three He says “Blessed are the “poor in Spirit”. What does He mean by this cryptic saying? To be poor in Spirit is to realize that it is not by human power that One can attain this higher level of understanding, that as mentioned above the ability to truly “repent” even must come with the assistance of Source. This is why elsewhere in John 6:44 it is said that no one can come unless they are drawn…

This also goes along with my personal experience, I have seen so many who seem to seek after The Truth, the seem to want a the connection but they haven’t yet experienced it either because it simply isn’t yet their time or because they haven’t taken that first sacrificial step showing their commitment. So being poor in Spirit is KNOWING that it is not of your OWN power that the gift comes.

The kingdom of heaven is mentioned again in verse ten where He says, “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Who are those who are persecuted because of righteousness?

Those who are walking in The Way… Again, the religious teachers of today, like those of 2000 years ago would have you believe that these are only those who are attending church and “appearing to follow Christ”.

The fact of the matter is that righteousness comes with Consciousness. To be righteous is to be Conscious. He was saying those who are being persecuted for “doing right” will inherit the kingdom of heaven. This doesn’t mean those who are putting on an act and yet do not really show the love, forgiveness and non judgment that come with the Change in Consciousness of living in The Spirit.

Jesus states this here, in Mathew 5:20, “For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:20 – He KNEW that the Pharisees and the Sadducee teachers were hypocrites, they were hearers and NOT doers. They would tell everyone else how they ought to live, but they did not hold themselves to the same standards. It is because they attempted to attain righteousness through legalism and human will and denied the transformative power of The Spirit. It is through the remembrance of Oneness that comes through The Spirit that one is able to “surpass the righteousness” of the religious…

By now you are probably asking, “So where do you get the idea that the kingdom of heaven is a state of being?” Patience is a virtue, I AM getting to that. 😉

Kingdom Is Within

As we ease into understanding the kingdom of heaven let’s take a look at this quote: ““Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.Mathew 7:21

In the scripture referenced above you see that is being stated CLEARLY that many of those who have claimed to follow the teachings will NOT see the kingdom of heaven but ONLY those who do the will of the Father who is in heaven. Now, pay close attention as we go deeper… It isn’t those who claim to live in The Way but those Who DO…

“Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:3 Here, Jesus is saying that there MUST be a change. To become like little children is to trust and have faith. How are little children? They are loving, forgiving, and nonjudgmental…

You will notice that the phrase kingdom of heaven and kingdom of God are used interchangeably in various teachings. Here in Luke we see where it is said that the Kingdom IS within:  “Nor will people say, Look! Here [it is]! or, See, [it is] there! For behold, the kingdom of God is within you [in your hearts] and among you [surrounding you]. Luke 17:21

What He was trying to teach and what WE have ALL been trying to show is that the elusive “Kingdom of Heaven” that the religious have killed to find and to hide has ALWAYS been within. It is “found” by stripping away that which is NOT. By letting go of “the world”, the ego and the constant need to be appeased and satisfied by things outside of ourselves we open Our Selves to KNOWING Consciousness, that which has been known as The Holy Spirit, Christ Consciousness, The Spirit of God and so on. Upon remembering Oneness and experiencing the indescribable bliss of being that comes with it you see why Jesus put such a high price upon it.

It was never intended to be exclusionary. It is available to all who are OPEN to receiving and those who are willing to put aside the ego and the distractions of the world in order to be still and KNOW.

Black Elk

 

Love each other,

SW

 

 

Red Letters

An introduction to The Red Letters

There has perhaps been no other who has been misquoted and misinterpreted more than The One known to the world as Jesus the Christ. His words have been used to create denominations of hate, separatism and exclusion that have been responsible for the mass genocide of tens of millions on numerous continents, including the Indigenous of The Americas.

This is why Native Americans have such a difficult time hearing anything that anyone wishes to teach from the bible, the wounds are still bleeding. Others have experienced persecution and judgment from those who call themselves “Christian” that have caused them to keep a safe distance from modern day churches and those who attend them as well.

What I seek to do through this “Red Letter” series is to try and show what the TRUE intent of the words was and IS instead of the misinterpretations that have been used to create fear and division. I KNOW there will be many who will disagree with my words because they are brainwashed and hold onto their doctrine with a strangle hold, but that mindset dooms them to never KNOWING The Truth and the freedom that is promised by IT.

As we begin to go through the words of Jesus as recorded in the Gospels it is good to remember that Jesus Himself said on many occasions that the words He spoke were ONLY for those with ears to hear and eyes to see what He was trying to show. In the same way, what I AM attempting ti share comes with the same caveat. I KNOW that there are those who will never gain a comprehension or understanding of what I AM attempting to convey in this lifetime because their hearts have become hardened and they are closed to anything outside of their limited understanding and belief system.

All of My Life I have been a seeker of Wisdom, Truth, Knowledge and Understanding, no matter where I found it. I took the admonition of Solomon seriously when he said to “Seek wisdom at the cost of EVERYTHING.” Paul repeated this in a way when he wrote to Timothy to “Study to show yourself approved.”

Many modern day preachers and evangelists have attempted to interpret this to mean only the bible, yet the bible wasn’t yet written when these words were written by Paul from prison… It is my belief that this is the reason why the early church burned and destroyed many of the great libraries of the world, such as Alexandria and others even in The Americas. They wanted to limit the information being shared with the masses, they did not want the masses to have the knowledge that brings TRUE CONSCIOUSNESS, the remembrance of Oneness that comes with it, being at One with God and all of the Universe.

It is this level of Consciousness that will transform the world, it is this Consciousness that Jesus referred to as the “Kingdom of God”, “Kingdom of Heaven”, and “Paradise” and the same that The Buddha and others called “Nirvana” and “Nibbana”. There have been many of Us who have come over thousands of years to try to demonstrate by Our Walk the way of this Consciousness and all have been misunderstood, persecuted, judged, and sometimes killed for bringing a message of Peace, Love and nonjudgment.

It should be obvious that the darkness in the world feels very threatened by us, why else would they pull out all stops to prevent us from spreading this message while at the same time encouraging messages of fear, hate and destruction every night on your “news” channels?

I hope that you find this serious enlightening and helpful. I will interact and discuss with anyone who wished to have a meaningful and insightful dialogue but KNOW that any hateful and narrow minded comments that suppose that ONLY those who believe in ONE religious method to attain “salvation” or eternal life will not see the light of day here. Perhaps some will thank me later for not allowing them to embarrass themselves with such rhetoric.

This series will show that The Creator, The Source, The Great Spirit, the Living God, whatever one wished to know The I AM as, IS timeless and above the limitations of the box that many would attempt to place him in. (The use of the masculine is for simplicity sake, as The Source of all is both masculine and feminine and neither all at the same time.) I hope that you all will join in and interact with me as we go through and try to dispel some of the wrong teachings and perhaps bring some of the more obscure and misunderstood teachings to light.

The Truth WILL set you free, but only IF you experience it for Your Self.

Love each other,

SW