THE AWAKENED LIFE

BY:  JOHN LEWIS

DECEMBER 28, 1999

MILLENNIUM FEVER

AWAKENING

WHAT IS THE AWAKENED LIFE??

SLEEPY HEADS

WHO AM I??

BEHOLD YOUR GOD

CAUSE AND EFFECT

GOD-LIKE?

FORGIVENESS

SKY WATCH

MILLENNIUM FEVER

So the world didn’t end. There was no rapture, the space brothers didn’t beam us up, and Jesus did not literally return as so many predicted. The Y2K scare was not as bad as the alarmist said it would be, and civilization moves on into the new millennium. Soon the fever will subside, and most of humanity will slip back into their unconscious state of sleep walking.

Actually there are no prophetic scripture speaking anything about January 1, 2000 on the Gregorian Calendar. However, many of us celebrated the New Year this past Fall, Tishri 1 (September 11, 1999). It was the year 6000. In previous writings we discussed the many prophetic and astronomical signs that pointed to that date.

Nevertheless, have a Happy New Year.

AWAKENING

According to Webster’s Dictionary, awakening means, A revival of interest or conscience, to come alive. to excite; cease from sleep.

Some time ago while in meditation, the thought “Awakening” was conceived in my spirit and later a message was formed. My purpose for writing this is to assist you in living “the awakened life.”

“As for me, I will behold your face in righteousness. I shall be satisfied when I awake with your likeness. Psalms 17:15 This is a very powerful verse once understood in relation to Present Truth God is revealing.

You see, for so long we have been taught by Religion that this AWAKENING happens after you physically die and resurrect into a spirit / glorified body. We have been told that, once you get to heaven (after death or a rapture), you will see God and be like Him. No more Pain, Sorrow, Sickness, Depression, Financial Problems, and of course, no more Death. In the meantime, struggle your way through life’s test, trials and roller coaster experiences “cause in the sweet by and by, things will get better.”

My friend, this is not “the Awakened Life,” but this is a Strong Delusion that has the Body of Christ in a coma today, and also the secular world. We have been so programmed to expect some special event in the future that we have forgotten to live for the moment.

Many people that are suffering physically are waiting for medical science to one day discover the miracle drug that will cure all their diseases. People that are suffering financially are waiting for opportunity to come knocking at their door or to one win the lottery. Depressed people are waiting for the right person to come along, or to buy some expensive “thing” to make them happy. Religious people are waiting for Jesus, Messiah, Mohammed, Fifth Buddha or some other person to come and make their world and their lives all better. A Comatose World!!! Everyone is waiting for something or someone in the future to come—TODAY IT CAME, RIGHT OUT OF THE HEAVENS (internet) this newsletter publication. The words are Spirit and Life and have the power to Awaken and Change you today. He sent His Word and healed them and delivered them from their destruction.” Psalms 107:20

You don’t have to wait any longer! One touch from Jesus the Christ and the dis-ease is cured; the cure is available today. By his stripes you were Healed! Opportunity (Jesus) is knocking at your door (heart) today. You Are Blessed!! You can have the job you want and the money you need to pay your bills Today. Mr. Right has come along to lift you out of your depression and loneliness: He’s also Ms. Right! You’ve been looking in the wrong places. IT’S INSIDE YOU. Christ in You!! True joy comes from within. Your Christ or whoever you are looking for has come. “Every spirit that confesses not that Jesus Christ IS (not was, or one day in the future) come in the flesh is not of God… but anti-Christ.” 1 John 4:2-3

WHAT IS THE AWAKENED LIFE??

This is the Awakened Life, realizing that all that we’ve been looking for is right before us. I remember coming to Seattle in the mid 80’s in the month of October. It was very cloudy and rainy as usual for that time of the year. Everything was gray and foggy for several days. I enjoyed my limited vision of the green lawns and beautiful trees. Finally, one day the sun burst through the clouds and burnt off the for it was like a totally different place.

Out of the clouds and fog appeared majestic snow-capped Mt. Rainier with a few clouds draped about the slopes. It was so huge and beautiful reaching the skies, seemingly only a few miles from where I was.

Now, had Mt. Rainier just appeared out of the blue as it seemed? NO! It had been there all the time hidden from my physical senses by clouds and fog. So it is with what we call the coming of Christ, the New Jerusalem, Kingdom of God; it’s here NOW! The clouds and fog of unbelief, our own ideas, and theology has kept it hidden from us. It’s time to allow the Sun of Righteousness to arise with healing rays, burning off the fog in our minds that we might experience the Awakened Life.” The kingdom of heaven is at hand (within your reach) it surrounds you.

SLEEPY HEADS

Did you realize that one can go to Church, Mosque, or Synagogue regularly, be very religious and yet be asleep? Throughout the Old and New Testament, God sent judges, and prophets to awaken the people that were always in Church. “Awake, Awake, put on strength… shake yourself.Isaiah 52:1-2 “Awake, awake, stand up O Jerusalem.Isaiah 51:17 “Awake, ye drunkards.” Joel 1:5 “It’s high time to awake out of sleep.Romans 13:11

The Spirit of the Lord says, “Awake!” It’s time for a Revival of interest in the Truth, the reality of God. It’s time to come alive and get excited. Many people go through their whole life sleep walking. WAKE UP!! There’s a Resurrection, an Awakening taking place NOW. You can become conscious of the Real You, not the person you think you are.

WHO AM I?

Because of your habits, hang-ups, faults and things you see as imperfections, you have labeled yourself as a certain type of person. We are used to holding grudges and unforgiveness, and we find it hard to forgive ourselves. Therefore, we think of ourselves in a negative way or not being good enough. Then, Religion with it’s Legalism and Condemnation adds to it. Finally we come to the conclusion that we’ll never be All Right (eous) till we die and go to heaven. DELUSIONS! LIES!

However, when one experiences “the Awakened Life,” he realizes that the Real Person is not the one visible (filled with short comings), rather it is the One within (faultless, deathless, and perfect). “And you ARE (not will be) complete (perfected) in Him.Col. 2:9 “For by one act (Jesus crucifixion) he Has perfected forever them that are sanctified.” Heb. 10:14

BEHOLD YOUR GOD

David said, “I will behold your face in righteousness.” Are you beholding the face (expression) of God? No one can look on God in His formless state and live it’s so awesome. Pure energy, Spirit. But we can look on God and see his form in all creation and most of all humanity. Look for the God (good) in everything and you will find it. This God / Good brings forth a realization of righteousness and “the Awakened Life.”

One cannot look into the face of God and continue to live the life of death (sin/separation). Moses caught a glimpse, and the magnificence of this awakened life caused his face to literally shine. His mind was illuminated, his consciousness was raised. He transcended the false self and was able to live without food or water for 40 days and nights. The experience of “the Awakened Life” makes the impossible, possible.

David said, “I will be satisfied when I awake with your likeness.” There was a hunger, a yearning for more of Spirit, more Reality. David had seen the miracles, felt the power of God, been delivered from the enemy, had danced before the Lord with all his might; but there was something inside saying, “there’s more.” He had heard the prophecies of Nathan, Samuel and other Seers-but still a part of David’s being was untouched, unsatisfied. He said “I WANT TO WAKE UP.”

Is that the cry deep within you? You’ve been to Conferences, Camp Meetings, heard anointed speakers, received prophecies, learn the latest revelations, ordered everybody’s tapes; but still are not satisfied. After all most people that have had these experiences are still in a spiritual coma.

CAUSE AND EFFECT

We have been treating the effects instead of the Cause. “They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly.” Jeremiah 6:14 “Is there no balm in Gilead (Church), Is there no physician there? Why then is not the health (spiritual, physical, emotional, financial) of the daughter of my people recovered? Jeremiah 8:21-22

Alcohol, Crack Cocaine, Incest, Immorality, Pornography, Abortion, Poverty, Homelessness are not the problems; they are the EFFECTS. What is the CAUSE?

We are told to repent, call on Jesus, go to Church, get prayed for. These are nice things to do while getting started. Later, we find ourselves being overcome by our weaknesses (effects) again. Why? We are trained to look outside of ourselves for solutions. We depend on the preacher to say the right words, lay hands on us and make it all better. WAKE UP! The Awakened Life is to tune into the preacher, prophet and seer In You. Allow the light of Christ to reveal the causes and heal them. In other words, SEEK GOD FOR YOURSELF! Pray and spend time listening, you will find out that the God you seek is IN YOU. When this happens, addictions and destructive lifestyles are changes.

{You must hear this in the proper spirit-we are a body and need one another-but don’t idolize a person or building}.

GOD-LIKE??

“I want to awake with your likeness” says David, a man after the heart of God. But David was under the impression that to attain God-Likeness (Godliness) one must die And God said, Let us make man in our own image AFTER OUR LIKENESS, and let them have dominion.” Gen. 1:26 The so called fall of Adam caused mankind to slip into a comatose unconscious state of mind. For the past 6000 years man has been desperately trying to become something he already is. Man is created in the image and likeness of God, but in order for him to express it he must be awaken.

Society and Religion have frustrates the Grace of God. Society seeks to exalt the natural man (pride), and he is set up for a big fall. Religion has traditions and man-made rules that condemn man, and puts him down (false humility). Each one leaves mankind empty and feeling he will never be good enough. Wake Up! Stop being a human being who sometimes have spiritual experiences become the spiritual being you really are who has human experiences.

By ones own efforts or religious rules, a person become self righteous and hypocritical. Ones thought and actions must be brought into harmony with God’s to achieve “the Awakened Life” that produces satisfaction.

“Look at the great love our Father, the Great Spirit, has bestowed on us that we are actually called the sons of God, and we are. This is why the unenlightened secular world doesn’t recognize us-because they don’t accept Him (Christ). Loved ones, right NOW are we the sons of God, but somehow we can’t fully understand what we shall be like – but we do know that when he appears (when we become awakened to His appearance in us) we will fully realize that we really are like Him, for then we will see Him as He really is.” 1 John 3:1-2 {JLPP version} Yes, it’s time to Awake to the Likeness of God – Awake to who you really are.

God has given you all things that pertain to life and godliness. Deliverance is here now, accept it. Salvation and healing, just call out to the name of Jesus and receive it. The money you need; stretch your hand out, it’s yours. Harmony and Love in your household and relationships; begin experiencing it today. Your mind is stable – there is no need to worry just chose to be happy.

You must make a conscious decision to Awaken to the Divine nature in you, no longer giving power to circumstance and people to control you. You are the Star, Director and Writer of your own show in the theater of Life. God has given you Dominion. Only you can determine if your life will be a Flop or a Box Office success.

I challenge you to change your life in the name of Jesus the Christ. Make it better in the year 2000 or 6000 in your home, on the job, at school, and in your Church. Experienced “the Awakened Life” everyday; expressing the resurrected Likeness of God. How? By faith the just (righteous) shall LIVE. Begin to really LIVE! Take the time to experience each moment; make life the celebration it was meant to be. Allow your senses to absorb all the beauty of nature all around. And be thankful, yes, be thankful.

FORGIVENESS

Now, take some quiet time. Think on those that have wronged or hurt you in some way. Maybe there has been a grudge, jealousy, or unforgiveness for what ever reason. Take them one by one in your mind – visualize them being set free and happy. Say out loud, “I forgive you and release you in the name of Jesus.”

After you have finished each one, FORGIVE GOD. For the prayers that were not answered the way you thought they should be, for not intervening and keeping you from misfortunes. Allowing suffering, loss, for seeming to have forgotten you and all the good you’ve done.

Now Forgive Yourself! For all the guilt, and condemnation you’ve placed on yourself. For not meeting the standards you thought you had to. Release yourself. See yourself free, happy and fulfilled. See yourself in God-likeness.

Practice this daily or as often as needed; you will experience a great peace during this time of great earth changes and unrest. Walk in Peace, Harmony and Love-living “the Awakened Life.”

SKY WATCH

Did you see the moon on December 21-22 1999? An event that hadn’t taken place in 133 years, and wont happen again for another 100 years.

In the coming months we will be dealing with the signs in the heavens. The Planetary Group that will be happening May 5, 2000. This is an actual alignment; although some astronomers believe because the planets are not perfectly aligned, it is only a grouping. We will be dealing with the planets involved and interpret by the Spirit what the heavens are declaring. {Read “Grand Alignment May 5, 2000” Index}

Praying for you and your family will have a blest year, filled with the Glory of God. May you find yourself Becoming and Doing the work of the ministry at the capacity God called you to. Be fruitful and multiply. To those that are Doing the work of the ministry, may God increase and give you fruit that remains. God Bless,

 

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