Ascended Master Jesus, April 6, 2007 through Kim Michaels.
O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. But I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. (Mt 12:24-37)
And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak. (Joh 12:47-50)
My Beloved, while these words might sound old-fashioned and ominous in the modern world, yet I tell you that there is a hidden truth behind them. For truly, if you will care to look at the scriptures, you will see that there was an entire group of people in ancient Israel who rejected me and rejected my WORD. And if you care to look behind the surface appearances, you will see that this was not simply the scribes and the Pharisees and the temple priests and others. It was not an outer characteristic that caused these people to reject the WORD. It was an inner characteristic, a state of consciousness. And that state of consciousness is very much still in the world today. And there are millions, if not billions, of people who are so blinded by that state of consciousness, that they will reject the WORD, the Living Word, when they encounter it.
Sad as it is to say, there are many people today who claim to be Christians – who claim to be good Christians, who claim to be the only good Christians – yet they have entered into and become blinded by the very same consciousness that you see in the scribes and Pharisees. And therefore, they sit in their Christian churches every Sunday, feeling holier than thou while in reality – in their hearts – rejecting the Living Word of the Living Christ.
Not only have they shut out the Living Word from their churches, so that they will not allow me, my Comforter – the Holy Spirit – and the ascended masters to speak through their churches today, but they have also shut out the Living Word within their own hearts. For surely, I am not limited by anything in this world and I, as the representative of the Christ Consciousness for the earth, can speak to each person in his or her heart—if they are willing to hear that Living Word.
Why do people reject the WORD?
What I would address at the beginning of this series of discourses on the WORD is the consciousness that causes people to reject the Word. It is very simple, when you have an understanding of the ego. Yet for most people in the world – who have no understanding of the ego – they do not understand that they are actually rejecting the Living Word. And if you were to tell them, they would find it very difficult to grasp—because they have no co-measurement, they have not experienced the Living Word. Or they have not been conscious of the difference between the Living Word and the dead word.
They have grown up – they have been brought up, they have been bred and raised, so to speak, they have been programmed – to accept the dead word as the only true word of Christ or the only true word of God. This is what you saw in the scribes and Pharisees. They were so attached to the old testament scriptures and they used those scriptures to condemn, to argue with me, and ultimately to reject the Living Christ when I stood before them in the flesh.
They were so attached to the dead word, that they were not willing to acknowledge that I was bringing them something more, something beyond the dead word. And even though many of them could feel something stirring in their hearts when they heard me speak, their minds would override their hearts—as so often happens, especially in this modern world, where people have become more intellectual than in previous times. It is so easy for the intellectual, reasoning mind to reason away the promptings you get from the heart.
The WORD determines your entry into the spiritual realm
In the end, your entry into the spiritual realm will be determined by the WORD, by your acceptance of the WORD. And this is what I expressed in my statement to the scribes and Pharisees, that by your words you shall be justified and by your words you shall be condemned. Now, many Christians interpret this in an outer, superficial way by saying it is the words you actually speak throughout your lifetime. But, as I attempted to explain, the words that come out of your mouth come from your heart, because it is the heart that overflows with the words that you speak. There is a deeper meaning here, that you can understand when you go beyond the literal interpretation.
The reality of it is that there is a Living Word of God behind all outer words, all outer expressions. And this I will explain more deeply in coming discourses. But what you need to understand is that when you stand before the gate that leads to a higher state of consciousness, there is a sorting mechanism, so to speak. If your heart is filled with the Living Word, you can enter through the gate. If you have put on the wedding garment, you can enter into the wedding feast. Yet if your heart is not filled with the Living Word but has become attached to the dead word, to particular expressions of an outer word, then you cannot enter into the spiritual realm—which is not necessarily a physical entering in, but truly a state of consciousness.
So this is not just something that happens after you lay down the physical body. This is something that is an ongoing, perpetual process. Because what were the things that I preached first and foremost when I walked the dusty roads of Palestine? Well, I went out to say that the kingdom of God is at hand, and what does that mean? Most Christians believe that they will enter the kingdom of God after they die, because I have – after all – vowed to take on their sins and therefore save them.
Yet the reality is that at every moment throughout your life, you are, so to speak, standing before the gate to the kingdom of heaven. Because the kingdom of heaven is at hand, it is right here with you! And you have the opportunity to enter into that kingdom at any moment. And again this does not mean that when you enter the kingdom of God, your body is resurrected and disappears. It means that you enter into the Christ consciousness. For truly the Christ consciousness is the deeper spiritual meaning hiding behind the symbol of the “kingdom of God.”
That is why the kingdom of God is at hand. Because even though you are not at the end of your natural life-span, you can still enter the kingdom of God while you walk this earth in a physical body. And certainly, I was not the head of some suicide cult, telling people to kill themselves in order to enter the kingdom. So you see, the kingdom of God is at hand because it is available to you right now.
This is an excerpt from a longer teaching. You can read the full dictation HERE.
Copyright © 2007 Kim Michaels