A continuing treatise from Jon R. Calvin... 






What we know is a drop, what we don’t know is an ocean. 


The thoughts conveyed through these discussions are not intended to teach or prove some religious doctrine; but to discover WHY and HOW the Spirit of Christ produces the heart’s cry for peace. I would like to use the French word collègue, which means a collective quest, to introduce the purpose of our discussions: to find the gift of peace that Christ gave us. It is my view that we will never experience Christ’s gift of peace until we know who we truly are. The woman (the soul of the man) said; “the serpent beguiled me.” A definition of the Hebrew word beguiled means “caused me to forget who I am.” Think about this: We were created to image God. If we were able to be something other than His image, then this would suggest that He is less than God. If we do not have Christ’s peace, then it is because we have forgotten who we are. Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid: ye believe in God, believe also in me. (John 14:1) The peace Christ was able to give was the result of His ‘knowing’ who He truly was. That ‘knowing’ is also our own root.


The Crystal Sea Discussion #1: Examining the Sea of Humanity


Where does peace come from? We are looking for the key that makes it “clear as crystal.” We know from Scripture where it does not come from. Paul said that the letter (the gramma or grapho, a written letter or doctrine) can actually kill or rob the spirit of Love and Peace. There have been times in my life when I would fight for my own view; but that is over, done, finished! I have fallen in LOVE with the Peace of the Mind of Christ. 

A note in a bottle…


The difference between God and man:

God has not forgotten who He is.


And after the messages to the seven churches were given, I (John) looked, and, behold, a door [was] opened in Heaven… And before the throne [there was] a Sea of Glass like unto crystal….” (The Revelation 4:1, 6)


A Door is an opening; a gate; an entrance or an opportunity. In this instance, the door is the Christ quality of life. When Jesus said, “I go to prepare a place for you,” the word place means also ‘an opportunity.’ When He went to the cross, He opened a portal; a Door which is the entrance to an opportunity to move to a higher level of consciousness. Do you SEE?


When you have been a river all your life... AN INDIVIDUAL spring, a creek, a lazy just rolling along river singing: “I’ve got a river of life flowing out from me”; or “I’m a’ all alone backwoods ‘crick,’ meandering through the back roads of my imaginations”; or a cascading mountain stream of hidden explosive beauty; or a bubbling fresh water spring flowing just for the purpose of children at play; or even a big wide thoroughfare for boats and barges of commerce (still just AN INDIVIDUAL river); and suddenly you find yourself being poured into the sea of humanity… it takes your breath away as you are lost, dizzy and dazed, in the undertow of the loss of individuality. And you say, “Where am I, who am I, what am I doing here?”


“And I saw as it were a Sea of Glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, [and] over the number of his name, stand on the Sea of Glass, having the harps of God. (The Revelation 15:2)


A note in a bottle…