BY: BARBARA SYMONS
JANUARY 4, 2008
As we begin the New Year 2008, a year of new beginnings I wanted to share these thoughts with you:
“Jesus when He was crucified, gave His flesh, the outer, what we see of the body, to prove that there is really a deeper or spiritual body; and it is this spiritual body that He manifested when He came forth from the tomb. This is the body of which He spoke when He said, ‘Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up.’ He did this to show us we have the same spiritual body and that we can do all the works He did. There is no question that if Jesus had wished to do so, He could have saved Himself. There is no doubt but that He saw there was a great change taking place in His body. He also saw that those about Him were not able to see that they also could bring forth the spiritual body, as He was attempting to have them see. They still looked to the personal and He saw that if He brought forth the spiritual body without some decided change, the people would not be able to discern between the material and the spiritual; so He adopted the way of the crucifixion to bring about the change.
Truly is not this the CHRIST in man, which the great Master, Jesus, whom we all love and reverence, came to show? Did He not unfold His life here on earth to show us the perfect way to God?
Taken from the book Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East a quote from a Buddhist Monk in the 1890’s.
Something to think about…
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Hebrews 6:1 “Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God.”
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