Ascended Master Archangel Michael, July 24, 2004 through Kim Michaels.
I know that so many people on earth have been brought up with the false doctrine of original sin. They have been brought up to see themselves as sinners who can do nothing right, and that everything they do is a sin. But I am here to tell you that this is a lie, spread by the forces of anti-christ. The consciousness of sin and the concept of original sin never came from God, never came from the ascended masters. It is a lie, manufactured by the forces of anti-christ who are seeking to prevent you from coming home to the kingdom of God. And I know that so many of you have been brought up to see that the kingdom of God is up here in heaven. Yet I tell you that the most profound teaching ever given on the kingdom of God was given in one simple sentence, spoken by the Lord Jesus Christ.
He said, “The kingdom of God is within you.” He did not say the kingdom of God is up there in heaven. He did not say it is in the Pacific Ocean or on the South Pole. He did not say it is in a certain Church, a certain place. He did not say it was somewhere else outside of you. He said, “The kingdom of God is within you.”
I know that all souls on earth have been programmed by the forces of anti-christ to look for the kingdom of God outside themselves. But I tell you this day, “You will not find the kingdom of God as long as you look for it outside yourself.” As beloved Mother Mary explains, most souls on this planet have a deep inner longing for something. They know there is more to life. They want to find it. They know there is something to find. And you must understand that not even the forces of darkness can turn off that longing. So the forces of darkness do two things to prevent you from finding that which you know is there.
They seek to cause you to ignore your inner longing so that you indulge in the pleasures of this world, in the endless search for some ultimate experience that you will never find through any of the pleasures of this world. Their second strategy is to cause those who are willing to forsake the things of this world – those who are truly walking the spiritual path – to cause those people, those souls, those seekers to look for the kingdom of God somewhere outside themselves. And I must tell you today that there is hardly a religion on this planet, which has not been influenced by the forces of anti-christ and the lie that the kingdom of God is somewhere outside yourself.
So many of the religions that we have given you started out as a true religion, because they were started by one person who had realized the truth that the kingdom of God is within. The Buddha had realized this truth, and so had Jesus Christ. And they both preached the inner path to the inner kingdom. Yet when the original founder was gone, those who could not grasp the inner path, or those who were not willing to follow that inner path, immediately moved into positions of power in that religion. And ever so gradually and ever so subtly, they started perverting the teachings of that religion. And they started creating a false doctrine that the kingdom of God is somewhere outside yourself, and that you cannot reach that kingdom without going through an outer authority, such as their Church and the leaders of their Church.
I dare you to read the scriptures
I now speak to all who call themselves the followers of Jesus Christ, all who call themselves Christians, and I dare you to read the scriptures that you consider to be the infallible word of God and see how many times your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ challenged those who promoted the outer path, those who had set themselves up as the only doorway to the kingdom of heaven, those who said to the people, “You can reach God only through us, you can be saved only through our religion.”
This is the lie that Jesus challenged on so many occasions—and he did so on many more occasions than recorded in the scriptures. He challenged this lie wherever he met it. And these were the people who would not bend the knee before the Living Christ, even though he stood before them. And they were the ones who attacked him, who plotted against him and who eventually killed the Living Christ. And after they had killed the Living Christ, they attempted to kill his followers. And when they could not kill all of his followers, they attempted to kill his teaching.
And they have been so successful that the vast majority of Christians today simply could not recognize the true teachings that Jesus gave—if they encountered those teachings as they can do in the books brought forth through this messenger. They simply would not dare to accept that Jesus Christ could say something that goes beyond their doctrines. And yet those doctrines are based on the lies of anti-christ that the kingdom of God is somewhere outside yourself.
This is an excerpt from a longer teaching. You can read the full dictation HERE.
Copyright © 2004 Kim Michaels