WHAT ABOUT OPRAH?
BY: GARY SIGLER
MARCH 11, 2008
I have been getting a lot of negative email lately about Oprah and her sponsoring a teaching class on Eckhart Tolle’s book on “A New Earth.”
While in Oregon last week I was shown a video where a prophet was speaking against Oprah, Wayne Dyer and others saying they were leading people into great darkness.
This kind of talk by Christians is what turns the world against Christianity. Our country has not rejected Christ; they have rejected the Christian version of God. The Christian religion talks a lot about Jesus but they do not understand much about him. Jesus was a man who was all inclusive. He rejected no one and the only ones he had a sharp word for were the religious folks of his day. The Christian religion pushes Jesus on people but they themselves for the most part do not do what he says, or even understand much about his purpose in coming to earth.
The average Christian says, “You must receive Jesus or you will be lost.” I received Jesus many years ago and had a wonderful experience of God so I am not knocking that at all. However to say you ‘must receive him to be saved is ignorance in the highest form. When Jesus said “I am the way, the truth and the life” he was not taking about himself as the man of Galilee. He was talking about the way he lived and the communion he had with his Father. I AM is the name of God and until we all live our life from the I am presence within us we will never truly know God, or ourselves. Jesus was the pattern son and as such we should be living as he lived in total dependence on the Father within us not depending on anything outside of us. Jesus outside of you cannot do much for you. However the resurrected Spirit of Christ within you will completely change your life. We must STOP pushing Jesus on folks and just live the life of peace and love before them. We can win people to the Father by them seeing the fruit of the spirit flowing from our lives.
I do not want anyone to misunderstand me. I truly love Jesus and respect him as the head of the body and I know that someday everyone will bow the knee before him in humble admiration. He was the one who showed us the way to eternal life by demonstrating the life of God flowing from him. Each of us should be doing the same. Not preaching a doctrine or a certain way, but allowing God to flow from us in love and acceptance for all. People should know you by your fruit not by your doctrine. You also should be able to say “I am the way” because you live your life from the spirit not from the ego or carnal mind.
Religion for years has tried to mend the gap between man and God and has failed miserably. I have been saying for years “It is not what you know intellectually that saves you; it is making contact with the Spirit within that will lead you into all truth. All of us have the intuitive knowledge within to be transformed into the likeness of God if we would only drop our religious concepts and follow that inner guidance. God is NOT AGAINST anyone. Jesus said from the cross, “Father forgive them they do not know what they do.” One who truly has the Holy Spirit leading their lives will have the same attitude. We need to love those who see and teach things differently than we do.
Oprah Winfrey, Eckhart Tolle, Wayne Dyer and others are on the leading edge of what the Lord is bringing forth for his people in these days. You will learn and experience more of God listening to these folks than you will spending years in most churches. What is being taught is that we are all one, God is the father of us all and we need to love and forgive each other, look over our differences and religious preferences and know that if we are seeking God we will find him. He will speak to you in your own culture or religion no matter what that is. There is a longing within to know God and to find the answers to life. Jesus said, “When He the Spirit of life is come He will lead you into all truth. When you begin to awaken to the spirit within, the spirit of truth within us is the only way we can really know the truth. How he leads anyone is not our business. We love and accept all and let God do the changing that needs to be done.
Jesus said, “I am the door.” He did NOT mean what most Christians think he meant. I AM is the door. A door is an entrance into another place. Most Christians worship what they think is the door but do not enter the door.
Entering the door is not just receiving Jesus; it is entering into your own spirit, your own I am presence and living from that realm. Living in that realm you see everyone as God sees them. They are spiritual beings on a journey to experience life in the physical realm. Living from the heavenlies you realize that “as a man thinks in His heart so is He.” “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.”
We are not here to find the right religion or the right Church. We are here to live an abundant life as we discover that life within us is flowing and that the source of our being is spirit and all that we need flows to us from the spirit realm. Jesus taught that to love God and to love one another was the fulfilling of all the law.
Christians fight the Muslims for their radical belief. Yet Christians for the most part bite and devour all who disagree with their concept of religious beliefs. This attitude must stop before a real unity can come to those who love God in all cultures and religions. Our unity is in loving God and loving one another, not in fighting over who is right and wrong. The tree of the knowledge of good and evil is what started all the problems to begin with. As long as you are living by the knowledge of good and evil you will never experience the deep love of God for all of humanity.
In writing this I have nothing against anyone. I love as He loves, but my heart so grieves over the Christian attitude that says, only their way is the right way. Jesus said “If I be lifted up I will draw all men unto myself.” That is his job not ours. If you are truly seeking truth He will lead and guide you from all falsity into His divine nature and love for all of humanity.
May you be richly blessed and abundantly satisfied in His presence.
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