A message from the ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels: (December 24, 2004)
I AM indeed the living Jesus Christ, and I deliver this message through the Living Word that I AM. I know many will doubt that it is truly I, the real Jesus, who is speaking. I know many will look for any little thing they can use to reject my message. I know some have already decided that I could not possibly be speaking to people in this age or that I could not have anything to say beyond what was said in the Scriptures—the Scriptures that are almost 2,000 years old and do not address many of the problems people face today.
Yet if you believe the Scriptures were divinely inspired, then you should realize that those Scriptures were spoken by me through human messengers. So what is to stop me from speaking through a human messenger in this age? Given that I have all power in Heaven and on Earth, there is nothing to stop me. The only question is, “Are you willing to listen—do you have ears to hear?”
You might begin by considering why I speak through a human messenger. I tell you, it is because so many of those who call themselves Christians are not willing to listen to my Living Word that I speak directly in their hearts. Do you think I am happy with the fact that I am unable to reach millions of those who would be my followers, but who have shut up their ears to my Living Word? I can assure you that I am not happy about this state of affairs, and that is why I have decided to use a human messenger in an attempt to reach those who cannot hear me in their hearts but can at least read my words. That is, if they are willing to read my words and have not hardened their hearts against me.
I am come to call those of you who claim to be my followers to stop rejecting the most precious gift I have given to humankind. That gift is the Living Word that I am, a word you can hear directly in your hearts. Why then have so many of those who call themselves Christians become so attached to outer doctrines – many of which are like whited sepulchres filled with dead men’s bones – that they are unwilling or unable to hear my Living Word?
Why do you ignore my Living Word?
Consider some of the reasons people have for ignoring my living word, and if what I say applies to you, then be honest with yourself. Dare to look for the beam in your own eye, for until you see it, how could you possibly remove it. And if you do not remove it, how can you enter our Father’s kingdom? So here are the most common reason for rejecting the Living Word:
Do you ignore my Living Word because you have allowed some hellfire and brimstone preacher to make you afraid to consider anything beyond the outer doctrines and a literal interpretation of those doctrines? If so, why do you fail to see that I was not a hellfire and brimstone preacher but that I preached a gospel based on love instead of fear? Why do you think I said:
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. (Mark 12:30)
I knew full well that fear will not take you to Heaven. And how can you love God if you fear God or think he will punish you for every little mistake? That is why I came to give people the perfect love that casts out all fear (1John 4:18).
Do you ignore my Living Word because you have allowed those same hellfire and brimstone preachers to scare you into believing that everything you are allowed to know about me is stated in the Bible and that I could not possibly say something today that is not in the Bible? If so, consider a statement often willfully ignored by those preachers:
I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. (John 16:12)
It should be obvious to anyone that I came to raise people’s awareness of the spiritual side of life. And it should be equally obvious that over the past 2,000 years humankind’s awareness of every aspect of life has indeed been raised. Therefore, I can tell you many things today that people simply could not understand, could not bear, 2,000 years ago. What do you think I meant when I said:
Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. (Matthew 28:20)
I meant that my Spirit will always be with you and that I will continue to give my Living Word, my progressive revelation, to those who have ears to hear it. And in this age many have ears to hear, although some have not yet realized that they are ready for a higher understanding of the mysteries of Christ. Yet it is never too late for you to awaken to my Living Truth!
Do you ignore my Living Word because you have allowed some intellectual theologians to convince you that their man-made interpretations of the letter of the law is all you need in order to be saved? If so, why do you fail to see that I constantly challenged the intellectual theologians of my time, the scribes and Pharisees? Why do you think I said:
For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:20)
I knew full well that you cannot intellectualize your way into Heaven. You can enter the kingdom of Heaven only by absorbing my body and my blood, my Living Word, and allowing it to raise the whole loaf of your consciousness (Matthew 13:33). I came to give people the gift of the Spirit of Truth that can never be found in outer doctrines. That is why I said:
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. (John 4:24)
Do you ignore my Living Word because you have become too comfortable with certain interpretations and rituals or a certain church? Are you thinking you know everything you need to know about me and that your salvation is guaranteed—and therefore you do not want me to disturb you with a higher understanding? Have you become unwilling to leave your nets of worldly pursuits, so that you are not willing to have a direct encounter with me out of fear that I might compel you to change? Or have you allowed some modern-day lawyer to tell you that you do not need to seek my Living Truth because you can be saved simply by declaring Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior? Do you think I can save all those who call on my name but ignore my commandments? Why do you think I said:
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. (Matthew 6:24)
Contrary to the beliefs held by many, “mammon” is not simply money, but rather “the things of this world,” even the beliefs of this world. So many call themselves Christians, yet they think it is enough to pay me lip service on Sunday, and then they can do whatever they want the rest of the week. Why do you think I so often called the scribes and the Pharisees hypocrites? Why do you think I said it was easier for a camel to go through the eye of the needle than for a rich man to enter Heaven (Matthew 19:24)?
The “rich man” is a symbol for any person who is not willing to let go of the things of this world in order to follow Christ. And this includes man-made interpretations that make people think they can be saved by simply calling on my name without being willing to change themselves. You simply cannot enter the kingdom of Heaven as long as you hold on to the things and the beliefs of this world. That is why I said:
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? (Mark 8:36)
I did not come to make people comfortable in their possessions and in their illusions. I came to make them uncomfortable with the things and the beliefs of this world, so that through their discomfort they could reach for the Spirit of Truth and be saved. That is why I said:
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. (Matthew 10:34)
My sword is the word of truth that divides the real from the unreal. So for those who are willing to look beyond their fears, their intellectual pride – which tells them they know everything – and their comfort zone, let me now explain to you what is the true gift that I have given to humankind.
I shall send you a comforter
As one of the last instructions to my disciples, I gave them the following teaching:
15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. (John, Chapter 14)
Oh if only all Christians could truly understand the meaning of this teaching, could truly understand who and what is that comforter. So let me now explain, to those who have ears to hear, the true identity of the comforter who is with you even today.
To understand the comforter, you need to step back and take an overall look at religious life on this planet. You will see that there are two ways to approach religion. One is what I call the outer approach. It is the approach taken by the scribes, the Pharisees, the Sadducees, the lawyers and the temple priests, the very people who condemned me to death.
Oh yes, I know that all Christians think they could never have condemned the Living Christ as these people did. Yet I tell you that you ought to look for the beam in your own eye before you judge the mote in the eye of another. The outer approach is not simply confined to a certain type of people living at a certain time. The outer approach to religion springs from an aspect of the human psyche, and thus all people have the potential to fall into this approach to religion.
What is the outer approach? It is based on the belief that you can enter Heaven by observing certain rules here on Earth. You think that as long as you believe in certain doctrines, defined by the right scriptures or the right authority figures, you will be saved. As longs you follow the rules defined by your religion and don’t do or say the wrong things, you will be saved. As long as you belong to the right religion and observe its rituals (at least on Sunday), you will be saved. In other words, you can be saved by performing certain outer acts and you do not have to take on the much more difficult task of examining yourself, your beliefs, your attitudes and your psychological wounds. You can be saved by changing your outer actions without changing yourself, your state of consciousness.
My beloved friends, how could you fail to see that millions of Christians have fallen into this outer approach to religion, thinking that because they belong to the only true religion – Christianity – and because they have declared Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, they will automatically be saved? Do you see that millions of Christians expect that some day I will appear in the sky and whisk away all humankind’s problems, lifting all good Christians – that is “good” according to an outer standard – to Heaven and sending all nonbelievers to Hell?
How can you fail to see that this is the exact same approach to religion taken by those who condemned me when I walked the earth 2,000 years ago? Oh yes, I know full well the hearts of those who think they are good Christians and who judge all others based on their own standard. Oh yes, I know that different groups of Christians think they are the righteous ones and that they would have instantly recognized and followed me if they had met me in the flesh 2,000 years ago. Yet I tell you that this is far from being the case, and it is, in fact, a very dangerous illusion that could cost you your salvation.
You see, my beloved, salvation cannot be won by taking the outer approach to religion. That is why I said that the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees was not enough to get you to Heaven. Why not? Listen to one of my most profound statements, a statement often overlooked or misinterpreted by Christian preachers:
20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. (Luke, Chapter 17)
Is it not clearly stated by me that you cannot enter the kingdom by observing outer rules and doctrines? Is it not clearly stated that the kingdom does not come as long as you are looking for it outside yourself? The kingdom does not come for you until the moment when you find it inside yourself!
What does it truly mean that the kingdom of God is within you? It means that the door to the kingdom of God is located inside of you, or rather inside your mind. It means that you cannot gain entry to the kingdom of God by performing outer actions, be they recitations of scriptures and creeds or the performance of rituals. You can gain entry to the kingdom in one way only, and that is by changing yourself, by changing your state of consciousness.
How can you change your state of consciousness? You must follow the very path followed by Paul, who said, “I die daily” (1Corinthians 15:31). Which part of Paul died every day? It was what he called his carnal mind—the natural man. This is the very mind that causes people to sin, to judge one another and to believe that the observance of outer rituals can get them to Heaven. That is why Paul said:
22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. (Ephesians, Chapter 4)
Paul was willing to go through the difficult and painstaking process of examining himself and putting off that which he found to be unacceptable in the all-exposing light of Christ Truth. He was willing to let his carnal self die because he understood that he could not take this old man with him into Heaven. He knew that in order to enter the wedding feast, he had to put on the wedding garment (Matthew 22:12) of the new man, the new state of consciousness. Here is how Paul described this new man:
And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him. (Colossians 3:10)
So who was it that created this new man? It was none other than I, the ascended Jesus Christ, who created the new human that all people have the potential to put on, thereby entering the kingdom of Heaven within them. This new man can be described simply as a state of mind, namely the mind of Christ, but it is even more. How do you put on this new man? You cannot do so through outer observances. You can do so only by allowing this Spirit of Truth to dwell in you until you become one with that Spirit. Paul knew this, and that is why he said:
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 2:5)
When you allow the old state of consciousness, the carnal mind, to die and allow the new state of consciousness, the mind of Christ, to be born within you, then you will understand the true meaning of being born again. Oh how many Christians think that being born again means to simply declare me as their Lord and Savior. Nay, I say, no outer declaration can make you reborn in Christ! To truly be born again in Christ means to allow the mind of Christ to be born within you. That is why I said:
3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?
5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. (John, Chapter 2)
That which is born of the flesh is not simply your physical body. It is the human state of consciousness, the carnal mind, that cannot recognize the Living Christ when it stands before him in the flesh. The people who did not recognize me 2,000 years ago were blinded by their carnal minds. That is why I said:
And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive. (Matthew 13:14)
Likewise, if you do not recognize my Presence within you – or within this message – you too are blinded by your carnal mind. This carnal state of consciousness will not allow you to see that the door to the kingdom of Heaven is located within you. And that is why you look for an outer Savior who will do all the work for you instead or realizing that the true Savior, the only Savior, must be found within your own mind. Who is that inner Savior?
Who is the inner Savior?
The inner Savior is the king who is sitting on the throne in the kingdom of Heaven that is within you. He is your Lord—if you will but allow him to rule your life, instead of allowing yourself to be ruled by the lusts and judgments of the carnal mind and the temptations of this world. I described that inner Savior as the comforter:
26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:
27 And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning. (John, Chapter 15)
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. (John 14:26)
Yet where did this comforter, this Spirit most Holy, come from? Did it appear out of nowhere or was its appearance linked to my ascension to the Father? Listen to my words:
7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment. (John, Chapter 16)
You see, my beloved, when I had ascended unto my Father and was given all power in Heaven and on Earth (Matthew 28:18), my greatest desire was to help those of my brothers and sisters who had not yet entered the kingdom. I therefore determined that the best thing I could do for humankind was to offer a portion of my own Spirit, my own Christ mind, to every person on Earth. I knew that only by absorbing that mind of Christ can you put on the wedding garment that allows you to enter the inner kingdom. Only through this Christ mind can you rise above the sin, the false sense of righteousness (the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees) and the judgment that springs from the carnal mind and keeps you from finding the inner kingdom. That is why I said:
The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. (Matthew 13:33)
You must absorb a morsel of the Christ mind and allow it to raise the vibration of your entire consciousness, until you have put off the old carnal mind and put on the new Christ mind. You put off the natural human and are reborn as the spiritual human that was created in God’s image and likeness (Genesis 1:26). So I decided to break the bread of life, to break my “body and my blood,” and offer a portion of myself, a portion of my Self, to each human being on Earth.
That portion is what I called the comforter 2,000 years ago. Many Christians have called it the Holy Spirit, and it truly is an aspect of God that is a spirit and is holy. Yet the Holy Spirit can be given to you only through a Being in Heaven who is willing to let his own Spirit be broken for you. And thus I decided to give you a part of my Spirit, a part of my Spiritual Self, as other beings in Heaven have done. This portion is not some deaf and dumb morsel of energy. It is truly a replica or myself that is a self-conscious being who is able to guide and counsel you on how to attain your salvation. Thus one might say that the comforter is your Christ self, a replica of the Spiritual Self of Jesus Christ.
Oh yes, I know that the term “Christ self” is not in the Bible, and I have heard Christians reject this term, saying, “If I had a Christ self, I wouldn’t need Jesus as my Savior.” But you see, my beloved, your Christ self is me! It is a part of my Self, a portion of my Spirit, and thus it is my most precious – and very personal – gift to you. Therefore, if you reject that gift, that personal Savior that I offer to each one of you, then you are truly rejecting me. I am come to ask you to stop rejecting my gift—thereby rejecting the only means to your salvation.
Do not reject the inner Savior
My beloved, do you now see the essential error made by millions of Christians over the past 2,000 years? Do you see that millions of Christians have fallen into the trap of taking the outer approach to religion, the very approach taken by the scribes and the Pharisees who rejected the embodied Christ? Do you see that millions of Christians have been worshipping an idol, have been dancing around the golden calf of an outer Savior who will save them without requiring them to change themselves? Do you see that this form of “righteousness,” the outer righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, simply will not allow you to enter the inner kingdom?
Throughout the ages, a few people have seen beyond this idol and the outer doctrines supporting it. They have gone beyond the outer scriptures, the letter of the law, and have discovered the Spirit of Truth. They have understood what Paul knew:
Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. (2Corinthians 3:6)
These few have taken a different approach to religion than the outer approach, and we might call it the inner approach, the mystical approach. Instead of wearing religion as an overcoat, they internalized my teachings and allowed their Christ selves to transform them after the image of the new human, the spiritual human. Because they were different from the mainstream, they have often been labeled mystics. Sometimes they have even been labeled heretics and have been persecuted by those who called themselves Christians but who had not understood the heart of my teaching. They had not understood because they had become as the lawyers that I rebuked:
Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered. (Luke 11:52)
What is the key of knowledge? It is your Christ self, the Spirit of Truth within you who shall “teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you” (John 14:26). This is the Spirit of Truth, and as I said:
Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. (John 16:13)
What is it that your Christ self will hear? It is my Living Word, spoken here in Heaven and translated to your mind by your Christ self, the Spirit of my Truth within you. Therefore, through your Christ self you have the ability to hear my Living Word directly in your own heart and mind.
You can know truth
My beloved, do you now see the other error made by millions of Christians over the past centuries? It is the belief that you cannot know truth on your own, that you need an outer scripture or a church authority to define truth for you.
Oh my beloved, this is a most insidious belief that truly never came from me or from my Father. In fact, this denial of your ability to know truth in your heart came from only one place, and it was promoted by the very people who had become so trapped in the outer approach to religion that they had lost all truth. These are the people I rebuked when I said:
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. (John 8:44)
Do you see that the devil has no truth in him because he has denied that the Spirit of Truth is within him? He has denied the Christ within himself, and he is seeking to fool all human beings into engaging in that same denial. This then brings me to the point where I can reveal to you the very essence of my mission, the very reason for my coming to Earth.
You see, those who take the outer approach to religion think that I came to do all the work for them and that the kingdom of God comes with observation of an outer religion. Yet the truth is that because the kingdom of God is within you, I cannot save you through outer means. I can save you only when you decide to stop looking for me outside yourself, be it in a scripture or in a church. I can save you only when you decide to enter the kingdom within you, to find my Spirit, your Christ self, and decide to put on the new human of the mind of Christ. You must let your Christ self “be in you” and “guide you into all truth.”
Do you now see that I came to Earth for one reason and for one reason only? I came to show you the absolute truth that you do not need any person or any institution from outside yourself in order to be saved. You have everything required for your salvation within yourself, namely the gift of my Spirit that is broken for you!
Stop kicking against the pricks!
My beloved, do you understand the stupendous implications of what I am telling you? Oh yes, I know that for many Christians this will be a shocking truth that flies in the face of everything they have been told since Sunday school. Yet before you reject this teaching, please remember how Paul started out persecuting my followers, yet he was willing to turn his life around and become my most powerful advocate.
You too have the potential for such a turnaround, and I think some honest introspection will show that you already have many questions that official doctrines cannot answer. You might have been told by the modern-day lawyers that no answers exist, but I tell you that if you are willing to look beyond the outer doctrines, I will give you my Living Truth in your heart. And you will see that truth in a blinding flash, as did Paul when I said:
Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? It is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. (Acts 26:14)
Therefore, learn from Paul’s example and be willing to go through the transformation experienced by Paul:
And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized. (Acts 9:18)
Start by considering that the very people who condemned me to death also took the outer approach to religion and believed no one could be saved without the outer religion. In fact, it was precisely my statement that the kingdom of God is within you that caused the religious authorities to plot my death. They realized full well that if the people began to believe this one statement, they would soon realize that they did not need the outer religion, or the people in charge of that religion, in order to be saved. And then the leaders of the outer religion would lose their privileged positions and their power over the people.
My beloved, do you see that these power-hungry leaders were not about to let go of their control over the people? They were not about to allow some extremist preacher, what today would be called a New Age cult leader, to wrestle from them the power they had held for centuries. An in their attempt to maintain their power, they were willing to kill the Living Christ who walked among them in the flesh. Do you see that these were truly the false prophets:
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. (Matthew 7:15)
They appeared in sheep’s clothing because they wore the raiments of their orthodox religion and claimed to be working for the cause of God. Yet in reality they had set themselves up as an authority between the people and their God, as has the false leaders of so many other religions seen throughout human history.
And yes, as sad as it is to say, I must tell you in all honesty that there are many false prophets who occupy leadership positions in Christian churches and claim to be doing the Lord’s work. And they are truly doing their lord’s work, but who is their true lord? If you will consider this honestly, you will see that they have taken the teachings I gave, teachings meant to set people free from bondage, and twisted them into outer doctrines that turn me into an idol to worship rather than an example to follow. And this twisted doctrine keeps people in bondage to an outer religion instead of setting them free to find me within themselves. And thus these modern-day false prophets are seeking to maintain their power by killing the Christ within you. If you do not believe me, ask them to explain one of my most important statements:
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. (John 14:12)
You will see that the false preachers have numerous intellectual interpretations to explain away the possibility that anyone could follow in my footsteps and do the works that I did. Yet these explanations are aimed at justifying why you need the outer church and the leaders of that church. All of these explanations deny that a portion of my Spirit is ready to be born within you. I did make this statement, and thus you must either deny my words in the Scriptures, or you must deny the explanations given by the lawyers who are not willing to enter my kingdom within themselves—and are seeking to prevent you from entering.
The truth is that for the kingdom of God to come to Earth, many people must follow my example and put on the mind of Christ, through which God can give humanity the solution to all of its problems. And unless you become one with the Spirit of Christ within you, your Christ self, you cannot do the works that I did. So I now tell you to stop following the false leaders of whom I said:
Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. (Matthew 15:14)
When I appeared in the flesh 2,000 years ago, I came to challenge the false leaders of the outer religion and to show all people the timeless truth that you do not need an outer scripture or an outer religion in order to be saved. You have the kingdom of God within you, but you will never find it as long as you are looking outside yourself.
This is the essential truth about religion that has been understood by the mystics of all ages. Unfortunately, in all past ages, this truth has been overlooked by the general population, in part because the wolves in sheep’s clothing have kept this truth hidden from the masses they were trying to control through the outer religion. Yet I tell you that we have entered a new day, a new age, in which the general population is ready to understand this truth and use it to reach for the Spirit of Truth, their own Christ selves.
Leave the false preachers!
So I now come again, not in the flesh but through the Living Word spoken through someone in the flesh. And once again I come with the same message. And sadly, this time I have to challenge the very leaders of the religion that claims to represent me on Earth. Yet it has turned my true teachings upside down so that none dare follow my example. Therefore, I must tell you that those in the Christian religion who deny the Spirit of Christ within themselves and within their followers are not my true representatives on Earth. They are the people of whom I said:
24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:
26 Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets.
27 But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity. (Luke, Chapter 13)
Those who are not able to enter are those who take the outer approach to religion and who preach it from their pulpits, thus deceiving their followers into believing that by knocking on the door outside themselves, they will be allowed into the kingdom. These are the ones who cannot enter the inner kingdom because they refuse to internalize my teachings. They work iniquity by causing their followers to become trapped by an outer religion, waiting for the outer savior that never comes, all the while shutting up their ears to the inner Savior, my very own Spirit, who is calling them in the stillness of their hearts. Therefore, I now say to these false preachers, “I know you not!”
In truth, you can enter the kingdom only when you find and open the door that is inside your heart, for this is the door of which I spoke:
I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it. (Revelation 3:8)
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. (Revelation 3:20)
How can you fail to see that the only door that no man or no man-made institution can shut is the door inside your heart, the door of my Spirit abiding within you? And if you do not invite my Spirit, in the form of your personal Christ self, to enter, then how can the Living Christ sup with you? Do you see that the prince of this world is constantly trying to shut your mind to the presence of that door, so that you cannot enter the inner kingdom? And do you see that the prince of this world will use any means – even an outer religion claiming to be the only true representative of Christ – to prevent you from entering my open door?
So do you now see that the denial of the Christ within every human being, the denial that every human being has the potential to put on the mind of Christ, can come from only one place, namely the consciousness of anti-christ? After all, what is anti-christ but the denial of Christ? So if you deny the Presence of Christ within yourself, or within others, you have been blinded by the consciousness of anti-christ.
There is no compromise; you either accept my Presence within you or you reject it. You either serve the false master of anti-christ, the consciousness of anti-christ, or you serve the true Master of your Christ self. And if you deny my Presence within you, you cannot be one of my true followers, and thus you should not call yourself a Christian.
Likewise, unless you find my Spirit within you, you cannot possibly understand my teachings or interpret the scriptures. And this explains why so many groups of Christians are fighting over this or that interpretation of scripture. They are fighting because they are denying the Presence of Christ within themselves. Thus, they are left to interpret the scriptures with the carnal mind instead of going within to get the true interpretation directly through my Living Word. There will never be peace among Christians until they rise above the consciousness of anti-christ and find true unity through the inner Christ. And if there be no peace among Christians, how can there be peace on Earth?
The Lord has need of thee
This now brings me to the reason for giving you this message. I, the living Jesus Christ, have need of you. I have a need of those who will do for me in this age what my apostles, disciples and thousands of early followers did for me 2,000 years ago. I have need of those who will challenge the spirit of anti-christ wherever it is found and proclaim my true Gospel of the kingdom of God within you. I have need of those who will ponder and embody these teachings about the inner Christ and then shout this message from the housetops. I have need of those who will heed my call:
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. (Mark 16:15)
However, the gospel I need you to preach in this age is not the gospel that is based on the outer approach to religion. It is not the gospel of fear, the gospel that springs from the consciousness of anti-christ. I need you to preach my true Gospel of the inner Christ and the fact that you can know truth by allowing my Spirit of Truth to dwell within you. For truly, it is this Gospel of the inner Christ of which I said:
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. (Mark 16:16)
They that believe and enter the inner kingdom, where they are baptized by the fire of their personal Christ selves, are saved. And they that believe not are damning themselves to remain in the outer kingdom that is presently ruled by the prince of this world, even the spirit of anti-christ.
Do you see that it was not one single person who spread my Gospel 2,000 years ago? It was thousands upon thousands of people who did whatever they could to spread my true Gospel, thereby proclaiming:
The kingdom of God is at hand! (Matthew 10:7)
And the true meaning is that the kingdom of God is at hand because I have given you a portion of my Christ Spirit in the form of your individual Christ self. And when you allow your soul to merge with that Christ self, you become the bride of Christ who is worthy to enter the wedding feast and remain with the bridegroom forever.
So I now ask you to go into your heart and deeply consider the message I have given you. Consider what this means for you personally and how you might need to change your approach to religion based upon this new understanding. And if you have doubts, be willing to set aside some time and go within your heart, sending me a simple prayer:
Beloved Jesus Christ, I ask you to protect and seal me from the forces of this world and the lies of anti-christ, in whatever disguise they have entered my consciousness. I ask you to reveal to me the truth about your inner teachings and how I can be true to your calling by putting on the mind of Christ. Jesus, please give me the truth that will make me free, for I am willing to be free of the lies of anti-christ.
I ask you to reveal to me how I can help you spread your true teachings in this age. Beloved Jesus, I am willing to be God-taught, I am willing to discover your Living Truth and I am willing to be reborn into a new understanding of your Truth. I am willing to let your Living Word enter my heart and mind, letting it transform me according to your perfect vision for me. I am willing to let my carnal self die in order to receive the immortal life of the Christ consciousness.
Beloved Jesus, I love you and I long to keep your commandments so that I can be with you in our Father’s kingdom. Therefore, I pray that you show me your true commandments that I may be a true disciple of the Living Christ and never again reject your gift to me. Amen.
My beloved, I am giving you this message, and I ask you to ponder it and my other messages in which I explain how to follow the way of union with your Christ self. And when you hear my voice in your heart, heed my voice and then go help your brothers and sisters in spirit discover my voice in their hearts. When you have internalized my Living Word, I ask you to take this message and shout it from the housetops:
What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops. (Matthew 10:27)
I want everyone to receive this message
I desire that every single person who calls himself or herself a Christian will be presented with this message. I am not asking you to force anyone to read it, but I am asking you to help me give everyone the opportunity to read it.
The truth is that my Father in Heaven has declared that the time has come to banish the spirit of anti-christ from the Earth. Yet God’s law requires that for this to happen, all people must be given the opportunity to choose the true master of the Christ self over the false master, the mammon, of the carnal self. And thus all people deserve to be told about the existence of their Christ selves and their potential to merge with that self and put on the mind of Christ.
If you are willing to help with this cosmic undertaking, then I ask you to take this message and run with it. Duplicate and spread it in whatever form you can. Send it or give it to anyone you meet and do not judge who is open and who is not. Simply present them with my message and give them their freedom to accept it or reject it as they see fit. Your job is to give people the opportunity to choose. Their job is to choose this day whom they will serve, to decide whether they will choose life, the life of the Christ mind, or choose death, the death of the carnal mind, the consciousness of anti-christ.
I am asking for your help to preach my true Gospel to every creature. In truth, there is nothing more important you can do for me in this age than to internalize my inner teachings and then help me spread those teachings to every human being on Earth. If you are willing to help me, then take this message and let it spread like rings on the water, until it has reached every shore. Tell people that the safe harbor for which they yearn is located in their own hearts. The lighthouse, which will guide them to the harbor, is their Christ selves and the harbormaster is the living Jesus Christ. I will welcome them with open arms and a heart that overflows with unconditional love, the perfect love that will cast out all fear.
If you love me, keep my commandments. Behind all other commandments is one overall commandment, namely the key of knowledge itself, the key to the inner kingdom. This master commandment is that you put on the mind of Christ so that these words are true for you:
Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. (1John 3:2)
Dare to be like me, and I promise you that you shall see me as I am, for I AM THAT I AM, Jesus Christ, and I seal you in my perfect love. It is finished!
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