COME MY NEW ONES of TIME and SPACE
BY: ROKUS den HARTOG
JESUS: HIS MISSION AND TRUTH
LOVE IS WHO WE ARE
JESUS’ GREATER MESSAGE
WHEN DID OUR SLEEP STATE BEGIN?
WHAT COULD WE NOT SEE?
JESUS’ MISSION: TO CALL MAN FORTH FROM HIS GRAVE
JESUS: HIS MISSION AND TRUTH
ELoi, Eloi, lama sabachtani! My God, my God, Why have you forsaken me? These are the words that Jesus, according to the Gospels, cried out in the depth of his agony on the cross. Centuries have passed by and these awesome words still haunt us whenever we allow ourselves to feel his experience. Many theologians have pondered over the seemingly imponderable question as to who Jesus really was and why he died such an agonizing death, a death which, even more than his life, became the central theme of the greatest of man’s religions.
Critics say that most of the words attributed to Jesus in the gospels cannot really be proven to have actually been his words. Others, using the Aramaic, have translated this phrase as really meaning: “My God, My God; that you have spared me for this great purpose.” Why is it so hard for us to accept that Jesus truly lived our human experience? Can we allow the thought, that at the deepest possible level, he experienced our unconscious pain of existence, our belief in separation from God? Why is it so difficult for men to consider that a Being of Light could incarnate, and, while still living in the full awareness of his divine essence and origin, experience what it is like to be human?
Psalm 22 reads as follows, beginning with the proclamation Jesus made: “My God, My God, Why have you forsaken me?” In verse12 we read: “Many bulls surround me, strong bulls of Bashan surround me; roaring lions tearing their prey.” And again in verse 16: “Dogs have surrounded me; a band of evil men have encircled me, they have pierced my hands and my feet….they divide my garments among them and cast lots for my clothing.”
Imagine the scene, Roman Soldiers gambling over Jesus’ expensive garment while the eternal drama of Man’s existence is displayed in the form of a man dying on a cross.’
We, as the newly awakening ones, children of the resurrection, are standing on the shoreline of the human experience, looking over the vast ocean of truth and awareness that lies before us, willing to loosen the ties that have bound us these long centuries of time to all our former thinking. We are standing there with Jesus as he reaches his hand towards us and makes the awesome invitation from his great soul and says, as it where:
“Come, my new ones of time and space, step with me away from the shoreline of what we have known, onto the imponderable and the unknowable depths of the greater reality of who we are and let us venture a new path way for all mankind. Lets us bring into real focus the greater principles of the Father’s being that have waited such a long time to find a lodging place in the human heart where they might find a fuller expression and bring great joy and delight to all eternal realms of knowing and understanding. Morning has come, our night has passed and our long awaited freedom freely invites us to share our love and our joy without boundaries or limitations. I married you to me when I embraced all that you are in my own physical form and now you have wakened to return my love , so let us not linger long in the shadows of yesterday, only that we might find strength and resolve for the journey that is before us. Our love awaits us, the Father’s own heart invites us, come let us go.”
LOVE IS WHO WE ARE
In that surrogate, distinct experience of one man, all men can sum up their individual pain and sense of loss and aloneness , look at it , embrace its seeming reality, its pain and sorrow only to step back from it and realize this awesome thought:
But all this is only a created experience, it is only how we feel, it is an image created by our minds, it is a way for us to understand a much greater truth, the truth of the eternal love of the Father; a love that always forgives, that always understands, that always makes a way.
A love that has no limitations, no boundaries , a love that excludes none and includes all, a love a that is the ultimate reality of existence, a love that is God, the source of All things, of all existence , all life and all being. This love is the only reality that can truly define who and what we are, all else is imagery and limited from thoughts that can lead us to this eternal knowing, the Love of the source, Love itself is known in itself and of itself alone.
It is through this death of the cross, the embracing of all of the human experience that we come to the resurrection of conscious life that we are now participating in. Light and knowing of a new dawn are the awakening of our god-mind, the mind of Christ. Our death and separation have brought us to a great new beginning, the cross is behind us, the death shrouds of all our former thinking are neatly folded in the tomb of our own mind and we step forth into the glorious awakening of all the truth that we know ourselves to be. Morning has broken, we are free.
Then consider that this psalm was written a thousand years earlier. To me, it is not at all strange to think that David, the Psalmist, beginning with his own pain and experience of rejection and humiliation is transported into a prophetic mode and sees the crucifixion of the one who was called the Son of David. And while I let myself read and feel all the arguments and mental anguish of men, I know from my own experience the profound workings of Spirit to reveal the hidden things concerning man and his incarnation, the mysteries of God.
What, after 2000 years, do we see as the message that Jesus brought? Ghandi loved Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount; Christians generally have experienced Him as the one who forgives and heals but mostly keep their experience of him in the context of heaven, the life hereafter. The reality of a personal experience at the altar, conversion, a changed life, a soul cleansed from sin has been experienced and testified to by thousands, even millions of people since the first message of the cross was preached and such an experience cannot be denied.
My friend has a large screen, digital TV, the images are crisp and clear, all facial expressions are clearly visible. Recently, as I was visiting, he was watching a quartet of young men singing Southern Gospel. The theme of the song was desperation, repentance, sins forgiven and looking forward to a life with Jesus in heaven. When they came to the part where we all go to heaven to be with Jesus, the crowd reaction was awesome. What is that all about? Is it not that we believe that our human experience as we perceive it is much less than what we are designed for and capable of?
Some envision an afterlife where everything is perfect, no sin, no death, no sorrow or crying… yes I can understand that… I believe in such a life, I know we can live in a way where we are not trapped in regret and failure, but live in abundant joy and divine expression right here and now. Jesus himself said that his mission was exactly that: “I have come that you might have life and have it more abundantly.”
JESUS’ GREATER MESSAGE
If we can take just one small step away from our entrapment in human consciousness and take another look at Jesus and listen to his words, we will see that all the things that we have begun to experience in the last 2000 years are just the introduction to his real message. We have been so deeply trapped in our human awareness that we were totally unable to understand the simple esoteric meaning of all that Jesus said and did. His truth was not just the words he said; his words were and are awesome, but his greater truth was in the demonstration of his life, death and resurrection; Jesus who became the Christ of God.
The simplest and most obvious message that Jesus demonstrated to us was the fact that death as we have perceived it is not what it seems to be. By his open visible death on the cross: “Father, in thy hands I commit my spirit;” his attested resurrection when he spoke to Mary in the garden, and by his ascension before a crowd of his disciples, he demonstrated clearly, to all that would see and hear, that death is only an experience, a transition, an emerging into a greater reality.
For two thousand years we have read his words; “He that believes on me, though he be dead, yet shall he live and he that lives and believes shall never die;” and we have steadfastly believed that Jesus was speaking about the experience of mortal death. The fact that rarely a one, if there be such a one, has by-passed the grave, much less avoided it has not deterred us at all in our preaching and teaching. We still loudly proclaim that death is the last enemy to be overcome, thinking that death is an evil being that has some kind of real hold on us while Jesus clearly demonstrated otherwise.
The awesome voice of the Son Of God is reverberating through human consciousness: “Loose Him and Let Him Go.”
Since, as I say, man has been trapped in thought forms… then his release can only come by the breaking down of those thought forms or the renewing of his mind. Man must be brought to the remembrance of a greater existence, not so much in the past as in this present knowing… the mind of Christ, as Paul called it. Man has always been a truly spiritual being having a death experience of his mind; almost like a powerful dream, creating this human experience.
So we see then that Jesus’ greater mission was to show man a picture, a true image, a true picture that would enable man to see himself from the point of view of eternity. Jesus walked as a man showing all that man is capable of being. He has power over the elements; He has power to forgive and to heal; and He is the Son of God. In His crucifixion He showed that man is the Son of God, crucified on the limitations of a physical, mortal experience. The thorns in His head are the fearful pricking of His own mind, fear created from the lack of true understanding. The wounds on His back are the experiences of rejection and abandonment made real in the realms of physical duality. The wounds in His hands and feet are the disabling impotence of limitation, feeling trapped in the physical form and, finally, when He cried out all the accumulated frustration and pain of aloneness in a single cry: “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?”– He became the image and focal point of all of mankind’s deepest fear, his fear of separation, the journey of consciousness that not only man but all sentient beings experience.
WHEN DID OUR SLEEP STATE BEGIN?
If then Jesus mission is to raise us from the sleep of Ages, our death experience, then who is it that is really awakening? Clearly the one that is awakening is the one that fell asleep. This one that is awakening we call the greater awareness of our being. When did we loose this greater awareness, when did our sleep begin? In Hebrews the second chapter we read very clearly the Adam was LOWERED or MADE LOWER than the Angels. In the psalms it says: Lower than the Elohim.
We say, therefore, that man experienced a distinct and sudden lowering of consciousness, called a sleep. When did this happen? We read in Genesis that man was put asleep in order to make him man and woman, to make him to be two instead of one. We conclude therefore that man’s falling asleep is actually referring to his becoming Mortal or taking on a physical form. I know that such a conclusion is drastic and sudden and takes us out of the sphere of standard Christian thinking; however, I am profoundly persuaded that all of Jesus’ teaching and experience clearly demonstrate this theme. In fact, Jesus’ and His words and His self–proclaimed mission cannot be understood… except in the context of this assertion.
What we are saying is that man is not a mortal being at all. In fact, he, like the Elohim, is a God-Being that was lowered in consciousness to take on a physical body, to become human. In short, we say HE INCARNATED. Carnal is a Latin word meaning flesh so the word in-carnate simply means coming into the flesh or, taking on human form.
This profound mystery has been the struggle of man’s mind for long ages. Man is totally trapped, not in death or even in physical form; man is trapped in THOUGHT, in chains around his mind. These thoughts are as grave clothes that have immobilized him… like Lazarus.
Here is my conclusion: Jesus’ focus never was on physical death or on going to heaven; he only used the idea of “death” to present his greater truth. If this be so, you might well ask:
1. What was it that Jesus came to show us that we have not been able to see?
2. Why have we not, for two thousand long years been able to see it?
3. Why are you now claiming that we are now able to understand the real meaning and truth of Jesus’ mission?
Allow me to answer the last question first. The reason we can now finally understand Jesus’ teaching is because the time has come for those teachings to be realized. The resurrection that Jesus demonstrated in his physical body is now happening as a spiritual reality to his larger body which we are. We are those that are the first fruit of the resurrection. We will be the first in the human experience to truly overcome death and live in the immortal essence of our being. There are three main objective witnesses to the truth of this timing.
1. The great pyramid of Giza is a prophetic message in stone that has been written about Man’ journey; it has a time line that ends circa 1973 in the Kings Chamber which contains an empty, so called, sarcophagus; a symbol of resurrection.
2. Jesus, when asked concerning Herod’s temple, said: “Tear this temple down and in three days I will build it again in three days.” The reference was clearly to his bodily resurrection. Beyond that, we see that a thousand years being as one day, for his greater body, resurrection happens on the morning of the third day, the dawn of this third millennium AD.
3. The tabernacle in the wilderness is demonstration of eternal truth. The Holy place, symbolic of the Church age, has a volume of 2000 cubic cubits, illustrating a time of two thousand years, after which comes the veil. The rending of the veil signifies the end of the limitations of physical consciousness.
To carefully peruse each of these in detail would make this writing far too extensive, but even then it could not be the witness you and I really need. We need to hear from within the temple of our own sacred soul, the truth of the dawning of a New Day for mankind… the truth of our resurrection. It is the voice of the spirit within that only can truly confirm to you the truth of which I speak.
The second question, why have we not been able to see what Jesus really meant? A worm, whether it be crawling around aware only of its own need to eat and survive or life in the cocoon, trapped totally in its own awareness, would find it impossible to even begin to comprehend a totally different form of existence, the butterfly. So it has been for the mind of man, trapped in the thought that he is a physical being trying to become spiritual and be approved of God. However, the time of emerging is at hand; a deep seated eternal awareness is wakening from within and the things we could neither understand nor believe are becoming our true nature.
WHAT COULD WE NOT SEE?
Now, for the first question, let’s get to the real issue. What was it that Jesus showed us that we could never see? Let’s go back to the experience with Lazarus. We have all heard it so many times, how could we have missed Jesus’ central teaching in this episode? As you may remember, Jesus sent His disciples ahead to go to the feast before Him.
Jesus waited until the middle of the feast and when He arrived Lazarus was already dead and buried. Remember how Jesus made such an issue that Lazarus was sleeping? After some disputing by the disciples, Jesus relented and said: All right, have it your way, He is dead.
If we can understand that Jesus walked out a pattern of experience that was itself a demonstration of truth and that Jesus was telling us that the death of Lazarus is the death of Mankind; then, in the same way as Jesus called forth Lazarus from his tomb so we see that Jesus’ mission was:
JESUS’ MISSION: TO CALL MAN FORTH FROM HIS GRAVE
However, Jesus made it plain that it was a SLEEP that man must awaken from, a sleep of many ages, the sleep of man’s mortality. So we see that the grave man is awakened from… is the grave of his own mind, his own thinking.
We must understand that the physical realm is a projected reality on the screen of our consciousness… created there in order to help us understand the wonderful mysteries of God, the eternal principles of existence. Until we see that, we will always be trapped and unable to hear what God has to say in us and to us.
The death that man has experienced… and that we are being raised from… is the death we experience as our carnality, our physical sense of being, our human nature, as we call it. However, it’s not our being physical that is our death, you CAN be physical and yet be ALIVE, as Jesus said; “He that lives and believes, though he be dead (physical), yet shall he live (be fully aware)” Being “alive” is “the awareness of you eternal existence,” your immortality, you God-self or Christ as you. What is our death? It is the thought that you are physical and ONLY physical; this is the thought that separates you from the greater realities, THIS is your death.
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