Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Pondering the Path of Life....

In a few History/Mystery posts I wrote not long ago, I mentioned a phrase Joseph Salmon used about the plot of the antichrist/flesh/whore/man of sin etc. etc. which is to prevent you from pondering the path of life. It seems as if it’s working!!! Alas…it is not as hopeless as it seems. In spite of the best efforts of the egoic mind…the flesh…eventually, the mind of Christ will reside in all of us…all mankind. In fact, it is my opinion that the mind of Christ resides in all of us (yes ALL of us right now)…slumbering…awaiting the quickening of the new birth. Alas, the egoic mind cannot keep you from pondering the path of life forever. And it is happening all around us. People are finally getting a clue….

Eckhart says:

With each person that awakens the collective consciousness grows and it becomes easier for others

Jesus talks about the leaven (in one of those tricky parables of his) spreading slowly through the dough

He spoke another parable to them, "The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three pecks of flour until it was all leavened." Matthew 13:33

Slowly but surely….

Preston Eby, in The Kingdom of God Part 1, says this

Our hearts should bow in holy reverence and rejoice that the heavens are opened and that the mind of Christ is coming to dwell in men. We should be glad with joy unspeakable and full of glory that the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven are being unveiled within our very hearts. The light of the Holy Spirit's wisdom and revelation is shed with its quickening and illuminating rays upon our understanding, dispelling the mists, dividing the light from the darkness, that all the elect sons of God may find an abundant entrance into the Kingdom of God in this great Day.

Preston’s ministry is a message that focuses on “the manifestation of the sons of God” ….thus the the “elect sons” reference. I’ve had many bones to pick with Eby…but less so now than in the past since I am finally coming to understand and believe a lot of what he is talking about. Scripture does talk about a first fruits/each in their own order concept….so some of us are going to be manifested (awaken) before others of us. I just think many (including Eby) may get a surprise when those manifested sons/first fruits do not all come out of the Christian tradition.

In part two of the same study (it is a 60 part series) he talks about what separates the spiritual realm from the natural realm….the veil

It is my conviction that the veil between seen and unseen is a very flimsy one, and that this seemingly solid matter that forms our prison-house is not so very solid after all. Probably it is nothing more than our own thought exercised upon a very limited plane, a darkened perception. It is quite conceivable that we might wake up, as it were, from a sleep, and realize that there never has been a material and a spiritual, but that we have all the time been living at the very center of reality, only we did not know it. If men were only endowed sufficiently with the spirit of wisdom and revelation, and ready for the change, the veil between heaven and earth would be taken away, the heavens would be opened, and the two would be seen as one, as it was with the servant of Elisha that day in Dothan when he saw the armies of heaven upon the mountains of Israel. This is what John means by the city coming down; it is heaven taking possession of earth and absorbing it into itself. That is the Kingdom of Heaven on earth!

More about Eby’s view of the spiritual realm in my next post…..


Sue said...

I so needed to read this today. Thank you.

Cindi said...

Sue... thank you for taking the time to tell me so....