ART OF MEDITATION

BY:  ANTHONY Den HARTOG

SEPTEMBER 20, 2009

FALSE CONCEPTS OF MEDITATION

WHO OR WHAT IS GOD?

Luke 12:26-28 “So why do you worry? Consider the Lilies of the field! How they grow; they neither toil nor spin and yet I say to you that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is and tomorrow is thrown in the oven, will He not much more clothe you?”

The teaching of the LIGHT OF THE WORLD (which Jesus said you and I are) reveals a place in CONSCIOUSNESS where we can experience LIFE to the fullest, if we can learn the secret of MEDITATION in SPIRIT and TRUTH.

Abundant Life comes to us when we hear the Voice of Christ Jesus and do not follow strangers who will lead us into confusion and finally death!

Jesus is the Way into the Realm of the Father, where Life Superabundant IS

HIS NAME IS CALLED WONDERFUL!

COUNSELOR, MIGHTY GOD,

PRINCE OF PEACE,

EVERLASTING FATHER. (Isaiah 9:6)

Psalm 1:1-3 Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful;

But his delight is in the law of the LORD,

And in His Law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season,

Whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he does shall prosper.

John 5:26-28. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that hears my word, and believeth on him that sent me, has everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and NOW IS, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; and has given Him authority.

Our work is totally founded on the principle of Intuitive (intuition is the power or faculty of knowing things without conscious reasoning) listening to the inner voice OF THE LIVING CHRIST before we commence our day. There is nothing more important in life than having a listening attitude, for there are so many false voices in the atmosphere attempting to mislead us; and none of them are without signification. But beware, the voice of flesh is strong when we are not aware of the Voice of Christ Jesus. 

In this altitude of prayer we follow the Lamb wherever He goes. (Rev. 14:4)

In silence we receive the LIGHT of LIFE, the WISDOM and ABILITY of the INNER CHRIST to fill our day with joy, well being and success. Our daily life then should always be preceded by contemplation and meditation, if we desire to live life as it is ordained by GOD.

Remember, you are in Christ Jesus, a new-born Son or Daughter. You deserve God’s best. In Christ Jesus you are (according to Jesus) entitled to live in total abundance Spirit, Soul and Body; so receive the Gift of God HERE and NOW.

Hebrews 11:6 He that comes to God must believe that HE IS, for without faith we cannot enter to obtain Salvation. 

Heb. 11:1-3 And what is faith? Faith gives substance to our hope, and makes us certain of realities we do not see. It is for their faith the men of old stand on record. By faith we perceive that the Universe was fashioned by the Word of God, so that the visible came forth from the Invisible.

Meditation is done for a reason: it creates faith. Let me explain. As human beings we are under cultural, subjective laws which govern us from our un-consciousness and bring us harm. The harm we experience in our daily life comes from the fear of past and future experiences, which brings us under the curse of the Law, even though Jesus has already washed us clean by His own Blood, it is wonderful. Are you washed in the Blood (Nature) of the Lamb yet, or are you still being conformed? 

Faith is the NOW REALM. Faith is not subject to past or future. So you can see then that unless in silence we hear the Voice of Jesus, we will continue to be led by the voice of the past and fear for the future and are therefore under its Law and bear the consequences, can you hear this?

Remember, Jesus died and rose again, breaking the curse over our life legally. All that you and I have to do NOW is receive the free gift of Righteousness and begin to live by faith. Do it NOW! Sometimes we experience good things in our humanity. But due to the law of sowing and reaping, most of the time in our ignorance we sow to the flesh and reap corruption.

FALSE CONCEPTS OF MEDITATION 

We all sometimes face insurmountable problems in our lives which cannot be solved intellectually, medically, religiously, or even by what the Indian yogi ‘OSHO’ calls DYNAMIC MEDITATIONS. It cannot be done!  Let me explain why so many people go to the eastern concept of dynamic meditation. It is an attempt to free their spirit from religious control. 

The Mystic Osho says, “For the modern man I insist on active meditations, not silent meditations.” 

Osho believes the energy called life has to be acted out. In other words, it needs catharsis (1. An act of purging or purification 2. Elimination of a psychological problem by bringing it to consciousness and affording it expression). But is this true? It is his conviction that man has too much energy (emotions) built up and teaches that without ACTION through dynamic meditation, the energy of life cannot flow freely.

The energy he calls “life” is but the desire for emotional expression and is a product of fleshly desire. This method is not the Life Jesus expressed. Life cannot be expressed by man. God expresses Him-Self–Life–as you and me. Man is a vessel where the Father’s Will is done; can you hear this, beloved?

Jesus said. “I only do those things which I hear my Father say, those things I do.” (John 5:19; 8:28)

Osho teaches his disciples that if this universal energy is not released through the DYNAMICS OF YOGA and MEDITATION (such as we hear in Church today as laughter and shouting), it will cause distortions in personality and produce physical tension, abnormalities and disorders. These methods of dynamic meditation are but the flesh gone wild in its so-called freedom of expression, can you hear me?

This type of activity may be useful on a physical or mind level and may have temporal relief, but it does not produce a revelation of GOD’S PRESENCE.

This concept of meditation is not true as the Scripture teaches us and can therefore not permanently bring deliverance to the captives of moral LAW.

Only the Voice of Christ Jesus in our silent meditation can usher us back into God’s Presence for permanent freedom, it is wonderful!

Remember, GOD and His CREATION cannot be observed or experienced through the five physical sense gates (such as seeing, hearing, tasting and touching). It has to be Re-cognized intuitively – then we will benefit from it!  

Philippians 3:8-9But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. But indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him.

In sequence:  1. Hearing; 2. Re-cognition; 3. Following Jesus into the Re-generation.

The techniques presented by Osho in his book “MEDITATION the First and the Last Freedom” are techniques he believes will bring one to a place in consciousness where methods or techniques are then no longer necessary–for we have then reached the CHRIST CONSCIOUSNESS. 

But according to Jesus; “NO ONE CAN ENTER INTO THIS REALM BUT BY HIM WHO ROSE FROM THE DEAD” so let us again reevaluate our aim! 

It is my aim to bring man and woman into a state of alertness to again hear the Voice of Christ Jesus and follow Him.

We must now be AWARE of the ACTIVITY of SPIRIT, that by the Voice of Jesus we again become CONSCIOUS of the inner Presence of GOD. Now in this state of Re-cognition we cry Abba Father, it is wonderful.

This NOW state of being is called HEAVEN OR EDEN, where methods and techniques are not necessary TO REACH A STATE OF PEACE.

In reality we are the Peace to all Creation when we have entered into the Living Son of God.

Jesus said: “MY PEACE I LEAVE WITH YOU.” Now we can say the same to all those who come to us for help!

All those that have reached this state of silence AND HAVE RECOGNIZED THE VOICE OF GOD OUR FATHER beyond time and space through silent meditation will cease then from all dynamic forms of meditation, do you hear this?

True MEDITATION IS AN ACTIVITY OF DIVINE CONSCIOUSNESS, AS THE “I THAT I AM” – which IS GOD.

This Divine state of Mind cannot be reached through a physical or mental exercise. Only Jesus in His ascended Glory is the Way into the realm of Christ Consciousness. When we acquaint ourselves with this INVISIBLE, INDIVISIBLE PRESENCE, all things begin to work together for the good. Now you are in harmony with the ALLNESS and ISNESS of GOD’S PRESENCE and UNIVERSE.

In other words, you are now ONE IN THE SILENCE OF BEING, praise God! This is where you and I belong in GOD’S PRESENCE where there is fullness of Joy!

Beloved, the quicker we drop the methods of prayer or laughter, the better it is. Otherwise it becomes a religious burden around our neck, which holds us in bondage to the physical and mental laws of sowing and reaping.

As long as we persist in looking at the physical UNIVERSE as reality and try to express it physically or mentally, we are subject to the LAW OF SIN where this MISTAKEN IDENTITY functions!

The BIBLE calls this law SOWING TO THE FLESH, and through it we will reap CORRUPTION, can you hear this? Everything we do in this three dimensional world is governed by the law of sowing and reaping. We always reap what we sow, regardless of how morally good or evil we appear to be. That is why so many good Christians are sick and dying.

It is therefore evident that GOD does not reward us or make us successful through what we do in the form of physical meditations or breathing exercises! These methods may point us in right direction as long as they do not become a means to an end.

Health and happiness do not come because we are a good Christian, Jew, or Hindu through exercise or prayer of any kind. If that would be the case, all the Christians, Jews and Hindus would be healthy, wealthy and wise and the sinner would be doomed to failure, sickness and calamity. But that is not the case, beloved.

God is not a respecter of person and therefore lets His rain fall on the just and the unjust, the good and the evil alike.

The criteria of ABUNDANT LIFE living is the ability to hear the Voice of the Son of GOD in MEDITATION and SILENT LISTENING!

Hearing the Voice of GOD causes us to receive insight, and many ideas begin to percolate out of the inner Kingdom. Out of YOUR innermost being, rivers of water flow, and set the captives free.

Intuitive hearing gives us the ability to deal successfully and harmoniously with every situation we face in our daily life, it is wonderful!

The ability to hear the voice of faith (discerning the invisible) depends on our discipline to go within and be a beholder of GOD’S WORD. What are we seeing? What are we hearing?

Through witnessing the activity of GOD IN SILENCE and beholding the Omni-Activity of the I AM (seeing it going before you, straightening out the crooked path) IS PROOF that you are NOW a DISCIPLE OF CHRIST. Everything then will begin to fall into place.

You now commit yourself to the contemplative life through SILENT MEDITATION.

Stop striving by the sweat of your brow to earn a living or gain SPIRITUALITY. Just be still and know I AM GOD, are you hearing this? You are the Loved Son of God!

The reason why I admonish you this way is because in human striving for success, there are subconscious laws of good and evil at work PRODUCING CALAMITY. Therefore we must come back to the NOW Realm where the flowers grow.

This world is the realm of two powers (God and Devil); and while you are not in harmony with the creative ordination of your Father for your life, you will experience calamity. The flower bed that brings a blessing to one because he thinks it is good that will cause another to receive an asthma attack. The food that nourishes one will deplete another, is this understood?

In this material sense of UNIVERSE, there are medical laws, mental laws and material laws such as gravity, cold and heat, life and death. In Adam (our humanity) we are all subject to these laws, and we cannot escape them until the higher law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus is revealed to us in our meditation!

The story is told of a man who one day was praying on a mountain top. As he was going through all his rituals in an attempt to reach his GOD through much speaking, laughter and prayer, suddenly a slab of concrete appeared before him floating in mid air. The man was startled by the appearance and said to his GOD: “What does this mean?” A voice spoke from within him saying, “Climb on the slab of concrete and trust in ME and I will take you for a journey.”

Hesitantly the man climbed on the concrete slab. After a while he began to trust its firm foundation. Suddenly the slab began to move upward and with great speed began to travel over the mountains and valleys. After enjoying his venture for an hour or so, the slab returned to where the man was praying before on the mountain top. He safely disembarked from the slab and again stood in awe of what he had just experienced.

The man was just about to descend from the mountain when another appearance came to his attention. This time it was a beautiful Persian carpet floating before him. As he was pondering the meaning of this, the voice from within him spoke again. “Climb on the carpet,” it said, “and I will take you for a ride.”

This time the man was more cautious and replied, “The carpet is too flexible and unstable; and I am afraid it cannot safely carry me the same as the concrete slab carried me, to see the whole world.” Again the voice spoke from within him and assured him that it was all right and to trust the carpet to carry him. After feeling the carpet a few times, he hesitantly climbed on and sat down holding the sides of the carpet with vice-like grip. Again the carpet, like the concrete slab, began to move rapidly upwards and took the man all around the world. After traveling for a few hours the voice spoke again and said, “Do you trust me now?” The man replied and said “I certainly trust you now with all my life and in all that you command or say.”

The voice again spoke from within him and said, “Look down at your feet” – for the man was so confident in what he heard from within that he stood upright on the fast moving carpet. As he looked down at his feet, a great horror overtook him. The carpet he trusted in to hold him suspended in space began rapidly to unravel like a woolen jumper. The carpet became smaller and smaller, and the man cried out in great fear as the carpet totally disappeared from under his feet. Again the voice spoke from within and said, “Do you still trust me even though there is nothing here to uphold you from falling?”

Beloved, our Father is drawing us into a place in consciousness where we know that there is nothing in the realm of appearance or matter we need to hold us up. We are safe in the everlasting arms of our Saviour Christ Jesus the Lord.

We can trust in the invisible OMNI-ACTIVITY OF THE DIVINE PRESENCE to uphold us, regardless of what we are facing in life, even the appearance of death!

This is our objective.

Having this single eye and single ear will cause you and me to escape this MIND FORMED ILLUSORY WORLD of the Adam man.

In silence receive Jesus into your heart and let Him show you the Way.  All material law, as seen in nature, (such as gravity, good or evil, cold or heat, peace or turmoil) are products of universal mesmerism known as the GENESIS 2 CREATION, representing the ILLUSORY CREATION of the knowledge of GOOD and EVIL.

In other words, everything you can observe through the five sense gates is not the creation of GENESIS 1.

What God willed and saw was Good, IS and always will be perfect and complete. It does not in any way change, for in God there is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

James 1:16-18 Do not err, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. Of His own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.

You and I are creatures of himself, created in true Holiness and Righteousness. We are already conformed to God’s Image, do you hear? There is no processing back into Sonship as so many preach.

We are One Body, One Being, the Only Begotten of the Father, full of Grace and Truth. We are justified and glorified by faith, this is true.

God looked at it and saw that it was very good and blessed it. “For I am the Lord, I do not change” (Mal 3:6). It is wonderful.

This world, which JESUS spoke of in the four gospels, is therefore existing without SPIRITUAL LAW (OR GOD) to sustain itself.

In Christ Jesus we must come back to Genesis 1, and see ourselves the way we are known of God: the Christ Image.

Remember, this appearance realm we call reality can only exist as an ILLUSORY CONCEPT in the universal ADAM mind. It is but a lying appearance; it is not real. Adam the flesh man is but a mind form; it does not exist in truth. Because this realm of appearance is ILLUSORY, it can only exist in the un-consciousness, the place of the dead. It manifests in a way as to give us a misrepresentation of the true nature of things, can you hear this?

You must be born again to see and hear what I am saying to you.

Only the Mind of CHRIST is the TRUTH of all being. The Mind of Christ is therefore not subject to material law or any other material outworking of moral Law. In re-cognition of the Voice of the Father, we are being freed from the curse of the Law.

Galatians 3:11-14 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them. Christ Jesus hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

JESUS demonstrated this CHRIST CONSCIOUSNESS many times, by walking on water, defying the LAW of GRAVITY, saying, “Fear not; it is I! I have overcome this world of appearances, for I AM not of this world.”

I AM is NOT SUBJECT TO THE LAW OF GRAVITY, can you hear this? This is the Day of Freedom approaching, let it happen to you NOW!

What hinders you, take up your bed and walk. Open your eyes, beloved, for nothing is hindering you but your belief in material existence which is not your true heritage: “I AM your Life!”

The appearance of sin, disease, death and poverty have no creative power or law to sustain itself and has therefore no substance; it was not God ordained! The moment we awaken out of this world’s mesmerism, we realise our CHRIST LIFE to be our heritage. We are free indeed! Then the problems we face in this world dissolve into their native nothingness because they never existed in God’s Mind, can you hear this?

Be still and know that I AM GOD.

I AM the only power, SUSTAINING THIS INVISIBLE UNIVERSE by the Word of My Power, do you hear this? If you have a hearing EAR, I WILL reveal MYSELF AS individual YOU. There is only One Only Begotten of the Father, and you who hear are Him.

Against such CONSCIOUS realization of ONENESS there is no Law; you are free if you hear ME NOW.

I AM the ONLY universal SELFHOOD. I am you and you are Me, the CREATOR and MAINTAINER OF THE INVISIBLE UNIVERSE, the FATHER OF ALL, it is wonderful.

Glory to EL-ELYON, the Most High GOD!

Eph. 4:3-10 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth? He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.

The entire secret of LIFE depends then on the ability to hear correctly what the Spirit is saying.

Mark 4:21-25 And he said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick? For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad.

If any man have ears to hear, let him hear. And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given.

For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath. Take heed what you hear for with what measure you meet (have conviction of) to that measure will it be measured to you again.”

If your eye and your ear is single meaning that you discern the creative I AM as the only activity of the UNIVERSE–more shall be given to you, pressed down, shaken together and running over.

HE OR SHE who has the hearing OF FAITH and discerns the only TRUE GOD ARIGHT, I AM, HAS LIFE ETERNAL and shall not come into condemnation but is in a state of BLISS for ETERNITY, it is wonderful! can you hear Me – Now?

If you, however, have an evil eye meaning a belief in two powers (GOOD and EVIL, GOD and DEVIL, LIGHT and DARKNESS) your whole body is then subject to decay and death; and even what you think you have will be taken away from you! You therefore cannot serve two masters.

Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. YOU MUST TURN TO ME AND LIVE.

Matthew 6:25-32 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are ye not much better than they?

Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? For after all these things do the Gentiles seek: for your heavenly Father knows that ye have need of all these things.

Jesus our Saviour and ascended Lord said: “MY KINGDOM IS NOT OF THIS WORLD.”

John 18:36-37 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence. Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.

MY KINGDOM is the object of our search. Matthew 6:33 “Seek ye first the KINGDOM OF GOD and be rightly related to it; then everything GOD has ordained for your life will be added to you.”

We are then not going to know the NATURE of GOD’S KINGDOM until we reach a place of SILENCE within, so that we can hear the voice of the SHEPHERD, who intuitively will lead us into all the TRUTH OF BEING. In this state of alertness, we have risen beyond human reasoning, WORD or THOUGHT and perceive with our transcendental faculty the I AM that I AM! In this awareness we get to know the nature of the I AM.

In my meditations it has been revealed to me that in the KINGDOM OF GOD there are no powers TO HEAL, TO PROVIDE, OR TO PROTECT. The only Power there is, is the Maintaining and sustaining Power of undefiled Consciousness!

What is termed SPIRITUAL POWER is not power at all.

The KINGDOM OF GOD is a state of IS, or BEING, which IS all we need and IS already our HEALTH, PROVISION AND PROTECTION, if we can come to realize our ONENESS in God. For in Him I live, move and have my being; against such there is no LAW.

For the Kingdom of God is not in Word but Power.

When Jesus said, “Take no thought for your life,” He did not mean for us not to think any more but to let our thoughts become the thoughts of Him and not to continue in the thoughts of lack and worry. He is teaching us not to take thought but rather to consider the lilies of the field. To “consider” is to think, ponder, heed and to gaze at steadily. So then we are to think, ponder, heed and gaze steadily at the lilies of the field. Then Jesus causes us to give attention to the “How they grow.” The “How they grow” of the lilies is the contemplation of the power, (The Kingdom of God is not in word but power), and our attention is called to the fact that they “toil not, they spin not, nor gather into barns and yet Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed as one of these.”

We begin to see that Jesus is leading us to the very important consideration of the “How.” In doing this, we realise the normal production of the sheaf of lilies is natural and normal and is in no way a demonstration of some unnatural power. “Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith.” (Matthew 6:28-30)

In all these parables Jesus only speaks what He hears our Father speak; He is bringing us to a realization of our oneness in Him.

Jesus goes on to say, “I am the vine and you are the branches.” That we are to meditate on the Word day and night is the instruction in Psalm 1 and is one of the beginning Scriptures of this letter. To meditate is to ponder or muse over. So let’s ponder on the vine and the branches. We can see that the vine and the branches are one wonderful grapevine bringing forth delicious fruit. “How?” By this Divine Life that flows from God everywhere Present which is the substance of the vine and the lily. Are the branches cut off from the vine? No, they are one Being. We can see that we have not meditated on the Word day and night because we have been praying to God for Him to do something for us to either heal or deliver us from circumstances because we thought we were in lack. We really have been behaving as branches cut off from the vine, calling on God to do something.

But Jesus is all the while saying, “I am the Vine and you are the branches; we are ONE BEING.”

As the sap flows up through the grape-vine and the natural result is ripened, delicious grapes ready to be picked so might we liken the recognition of the Inner Power.

The moment the sap starts upward, manifestations begin to appear and progress steadily until they have fulfilled the end and aim of the urge. This whole illustration might be used to convey what takes place when we become one with Life instead of trying to use Life. We cannot see Life, but we can see the manifestation of It in perfect health. Health is natural and at no time is it a separate thing from Life.

There is an awakening taking place, an awakening from the terrible nightmare of human planning, striving and fighting for Life. The hard task of “Praying” (trying to persuade God to do something that He apparently does not want to do) gives place to the glorious, Light-filled spaces of our renewed mind. The “praying without ceasing” is the steady recognition of GOD, HERE, THERE and EVERYWHERE.

So then in GOD’S DIVINE ACTIVITY there is no sound heard; it is the harmony of Being I AM. It is “consider” the lily of the field, how it grows, a Divine Activity, the tree of Life in which there are no pairs of opposites. There is no left hand in GOD to make a contrast (good and evil).

Psalm 16:11 IN HIS PRESENCE is FULLNESS OF JOY and at HIS RIGHT HAND (no left hand) there are pleasures for evermore.

Acts 2:28 You have shown me the pathway of LIFE (the courses of DIVINE thought), flowing as harmony through my consciousness, revealing the nothingness of the material concepts of life, which are formed by the natural or material man.

There is not LIFE AND DEATH, beloved; there is only LIFE appearing as you and me. To be governed by methods is dangerous and can lead us into a state of inertia.

Let me give you an example. It is scientifically proven that a frog placed in a pot of lukewarm water and then put on a fire will not jump out of the pot. The water temperature rises so gradually that the frog is not aware that he is being boiled to death. This state of inertia is common to all men, formed because of our false religious convictions about GOD, man and the universe. Some call this state of inertia the ADAMIC DREAM a mistaken I-dentity. In this dream state we also are being boiled to death.

Let me give you another example. Five students of life passed by a village, carrying a boat on their heads. The people who saw them passing through the village were surprised, for they never saw such a spectacle before! The boat was really big, and the men were almost overcome by its weight. The people asked the men, “What on earth are you doing?” They said, “We cannot leave this boat for it helped us cross the sea to come to this land of promise. It is because of this boat that we have been able to come here. Without this boat, we would have perished on the other shore by the wild animals that were there! Without this boat we would all be dead and gone. Therefore we will never leave this boat; we are indebted to it forever. We will carry this boat on our heads in sheer gratitude.”

Beloved, once the need is met and the boat has served its purpose, we should abandon it. The moment we reach the CHRIST CONSCIOUSNESS OF ONENESS, we must leave our previous convictions and prayer techniques and religious doctrines which are all moral; they are no longer necessary. Old fashioned prayer could indeed be harmful to our spiritual growth.

True prayer is the activity of I AM THAT I AM in our consciousness.

Romans 8:26 But the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us.

MEDITATION IS THE LAW OF HARMONY to all creation. When realized and re-cognized, I AM the CREATOR. I AM does not need any crutch to worship GOD. I am totally satisfied!

However, in our humanity we can only worship a concept of GOD, which is in the final analysis an IDOL; for anything that exists outside as God is not God. The TRUE God cannot be known by the human mind. All religious concepts of GOD are formed by the mind, and are therefore erroneous and are a burden–like the boat was a burden to the five men.

These concepts of GOD, MAN AND THE UNIVERSE are heavy weights that burden you down. And you remain under these material laws until the Light of God’s Word dissolves them!

The question was asked me the other day, “Can one single figure be the PERSON of GOD manifest as JESUS, BUDDHA, or FATHER DIVINE in and as a PERSON?”

The Scripture we call the Bible does not personalize GOD at any time.

When we form an Image in our mind and personalize GOD as JESUS the man, BUDDHA, or of late FATHER DIVINE this is IDOL WORSHIP, and is not TRUE WORSHIP.

GOD IS SPIRIT and is already the SUBSTANCE, NATURE and EXPRESSION of ALL LIVING FORM, NEVER a particular MAN OR WOMAN not even JESUS as a man born of a woman.

WHO OR WHAT IS GOD?

God is Spirit, this is the ONE which is “In the beginning the WORD, In the beginning GOD. NO one has ever seen God at any time. The only begotten SON who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him”. (John 1:1,18)

This God has made Jesus both Lord and Christ after He rose from the dead and destroyed him who had the power of death, that is, the devil. (Acts 2:36; Heb 2:14)

Jesus is NOW a Life giving Spirit, filling all who are receptive to His Voice and giving them Peace. In that state Jesus is now Individual God, and we are complete in the Godhead.

Colossians 2:8-12 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments {or, elements} of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelt all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.

JESUS as the Last Adam said, “Why do you call me good? Only GOD is GOOD.” (Mark 10:18)

FATHER IS our LIFE and expresses HIMSELF AS you and I

When we IMPERSONALIZE GOD and see HIM as OMNIPRESENT ACTIVITY of the Only Begotten Christ in us and as us, we lose the IDEA that one man is more HOLY than another!

JESUS in his human form said, “CALL NO MAN FATHER for there is only ONE FATHER” (or INITIATOR and maintainer of LIFE) — and that, beloved, is the I AM that I AM! (Matthew 23:9)

Beside that REVELATION, there is no OTHER GOD FORM, and I am complete in the God Form made without hands, it is wonderful!

The WORD of GOD (the I AM) is made flesh in you the moment you discern and re-cognize that GOD IS your LIFE; and the IDOL OF A PERSONAL sense of GOD WORSHIP DISSOLVES, do you understand this?

Having a single eye we begin our true SILENT ADORATION OF THE ALLNESS AND NOWNESS of GOD, and realize:

“What I have been looking for all my life, I AM.”

Jesus is our access into the Most Holy Realm of NOW. It is in the Presence of God where I can NOW live and move and have my being.

When we CONSCIOUSLY observe THE EVER-PRESENT GOD IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH, there is no longer ANY IMAGE to confuse the issue!

JESUS said: “When I as a man disappear off the scene, you will begin to worship the TRUE FATHER (the I AM) in SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH.”

So then through impersonalizing GOD (and also good and evil), we identify the TRUTH of BEING.

In other words, there are no evil or good persons, places or conditions in GOD’S CREATION! If any man or woman be in Christ Jesus, he or she is a new Creature (2 Cor 5:17;Gal 6:15)–the I AM of God individualized as you and I, the Word made Flesh.

The message of the LIGHT of the WORLD becomes easy to understand now that we begin to see Jesus as the individualization of the Living Presence after He rose from the dead and ascended on High. As human beings we are not automatically governed by the law of the SPIRIT, and we must therefore undergo a transition in consciousness before we can discern the TRUTH of who we are in Christ Jesus.

We can become the expressed SONS of GOD only if we receive the instruction from the Holy Spirit, who will lead us into all truth. The reason why most people are under the curse of the Law and experience the calamity that is in this world is because of subliminal indoctrination (which is usually religious) blinding the mind to truth.

Some time ago a test was made to find out what percentage of people could be controlled by subliminal indoctrination. A message was flashed across the TV or motion picture screen so fast that the human eye could not consciously perceive it. To the amazement of those that did these things, 56% of the people unconsciously began to obey these messages which told them to drink coca cola, vote for a particular political party, or attend a particular church. Now these practices are illegal, but we must realize that there is a universal belief in two powers that works in exactly the same manner; and many are bound by it.

Unless we become aware of the nature of ERROR worshipping a form or idea we cannot benefit from GOD’S GRACE.

GOD’S GRACE is the DIVINE INFLUENCE on the HEART of all men without respect of person and can only come to us through Jesus as the door into Life.

In God’s Presence there are no rewards or punishments for whatever man may do in his ignorance. There is, however, reward and punishment in this world where we are governed by the law of sowing and reaping, resulting in a good or evil experience. It all depends on what kind of attitude we are in. It is all outworking in the universal un-consciousness as subliminal pictures and beliefs.

Ignorance of the TRUTH which is Jesus in His ascended state of Being brings the universal curse in the form of disease, lack and finally death. Let us return to Jesus and by faith know Him to be our total life and being. Illumination and light (which comes from Christ our Saviour) dissolves this curse of the law of sin and death; and you are then again a SON of the LIVING GOD, no longer subject to the ADAMIC DREAM of good and evil.

There is no defense in the realm of good and evil, for it is but a universal belief. For instance, it has been believed that by standing in a draught you can receive a cold. We all believe that there are good and evil germs in the atmosphere which can give us all sorts of diseases, is this not true?

Now, however, it is known to the medical profession that cold wind or draught cannot give you a cold, but that the universal belief in it can–so it is only our beliefs in such things that give us these phenomena.

In fact there are no evil germs or good germs, there are only germs, which are neither good or evil in GOD’S CREATION.

God did not create poisonous snakes, flesh-eating animals, nor mosquitoes that suck your blood. It was Adam–not God-who gave all these creatures their nature. God is not the author of the confusion which is governing this world. GOD IS HARMONY at all times and is not aware of the wages of sin people are experiencing. It is only through enlightenment that we can escape the corruption that is in this world because of DESIRE.

So then, “Blessed is the one who walks not in the belief of this world of sowing and reaping, blessing and cursing, but his delight is in the Law of the LORD, the LAW of the SPIRIT of LIFE in CHRIST JESUS. And in His LAW he meditates day and night. This one shall be like a tree of LIFE planted by the river of Life, and the leaves are for the healing of the Nations.”

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ART of MEDITATION [Anthony Den Hartog] 9-20-09          1

 

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