Who or What is God and Christ

by Paul Young on January 22, 2014

6609549585_ba286fd279_oIn this article, we are going to address an age-old question that our scriptural and spiritual studies have often failed to answer for us, not because the answers are not there, but because until now, we have not been adequately equipped to decode the scriptures so that the answers become plain to us.  That question is:  Who or what is God and Christ?  The answers are going to amaze you, as they did me ,because once again, the answers are incredibly lucid, incredibly clear.  As I have previously and redundantly stated in the past, the Bible is a book of symbols.  It is a coded book, and in order to understand it, we must develop the ability to decode it.

[It is] the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings [is] to search out a matter. (Prov. 25:2 KJV)

The truths of scripture are like pearls hidden in the earth.  Like nuggets of gold, we must search them out.  The Bible is, in my opinion, the most incredible book on our planet, and when we come to understand it accurately, waves of truth become available to us.  Let’s, then, continue with our process of decoding scripture.

Biblical creation!  For millennia it seems that science and religion have been debating over whether the earth is the result of intelligent design, or whether it has evolved over the course of billions of years.  I’m not sure how we have gotten where we are, but there is one thing of which I am certain.  Biblical creation has nothing to do with the material world, and everything to do with man being created in the image and likeness of God.  It is man that is the creation, and Biblical creation is all about our being made a new creature in Christ.  The entire labor of God is for this end.  This is why God and Christ work.  Scripture says: “[t]his is the work of God; that ye believe on him whom he hath sent” (John 6:29).  It is only AFTER you have been made in the image and likeness of God that God rests.  Thus, as the book of Hebrews states, there remains therefore a rest to the people of God” (Heb. 4:9).  We are still awaiting the Sabbath.

But what does it mean to be made in the image and likeness of God?  What does God look like?  Who, or what, is God?  Who, or what, is Christ?  Whatever God is, scripture says that “[W]hen he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is” (1John 3:2 KJV).

This is very interesting language.  We have been told by religion that we will see God either when the literal resurrection occurs, or in a rapture of human souls from off the earth, where Christ will meet saved souls in the air at his second coming.  Yet Job, at the end of his adversities exclaims, “I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear; but now mine eye seeth thee” (Job 42:5 KJV).

To “see” God, in scripture, is to “know” God, and this is the definition of “salvation.”  Once we come to know who or what God and Christ are, it will become crystal clear that Biblical creation has nothing to do with our material world, and everything to do with YOU.

Now Job’s “salvation” did not occur after his physical death.  No, the Bible defines salvation, or eternal life, as “knowing the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent” (John 17:3).  This eternal life is something that begins NOW; “behold, NOW is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation (2 Cor. 6:2 KJV).

What is interesting about the lifting of Job’s captivity – the advent of his healing – is that God heals him only AFTER he prays for his friends.  Notice:

… [A]nd my servant Job shall pray for you: for him will I accept: lest I deal with you [after your] folly, in that ye have not spoken of me [the thing which is] right, like my servant Job … And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends. (Job 42:8, 10 KJV)

Now if you know the story of Job’s “friends,” you know that they condemned him of sin, without actually knowing why he was suffering.  Their diatribe against him resulted in additional mental anguish for Job, a man who was already in the midst of unfathomable suffering and torment.  He needed love from his friends, but received condemnation.  He needed kind words from his friends, but received scoldings.  He needed understanding from his friends, but received rejection.

This is quite “natural,” and that is the point.  The “natural” man does not understand, and cannot receive, the things of God, and this is part of the reason why transformation is so necessary.  We are often very quick to criticize, judge and condemn, in most cases without having even a clue as to what is really happening in the lives of those we are criticizing, judging and condemning.  We don’t have the slightest idea what we are doing to ourselves when we do this.  Indeed, Godly love, or unconditional love, is not natural for man.  Man’s animal nature is very much opposed to this idea.

In the end of Job’s story, we note that God was ready to judge Job’s friends because of their words against him.  Job had to pray for them to keep them from incurring God’s wrath.

There are subtle and hidden messages in this story.  Hidden here is the extreme mercy of God, who not only intended to save Job, but also his three friends.  Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and in this case, the tongues of Job’s friends were bringing death to him.  Their throats were an “open grave” (Rom. 3:13 KJV) and they were burying Job alive with their words.  In other words, their words were sowing seeds of destruction.  The law of sowing and reaping is a living law that is as immutable as the laws of physics and mathematics.  “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” (Gal. 6:7 KJV).

Important to note here is that the Biblical definition of death is NOT physical death, but spiritual death.

Had there been no intervention on the part of Job for his three friends, they were going to suffer the excruciating torment of hellfire.  They were about to reap what they had sown.  They had sown death with their tongues, and they were about to reap the same.  Now of course, it was not their intent to sow seeds of destruction.  Nevertheless, scripture says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge ….” (Hos. 4:6).  In essence, Job was commanded to “forgive them, for they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34).  Of course, this was also Jesus’ loving request to the Father on behalf of those who were crucifying him.  Yes, his friends were forgiven because they did not know what they were doing – to Job or to themselves.  As I shared with you in my previous videos on Biblical hellfire, hell is a product of our tongues.  But another subtle and hidden message in this story is the power of prayer.  Again, this is a function of our tongues.  Death and life are in the power of the tongue.

Who or What is God and Christ

Now we come to the question, who or what is God and Christ?  Because no one has ever seen God, and because of the divergent denominational interpretations of the scriptures, there are many theories as to who and what God is.  What is so astounding is that the scriptures tell us who God is, in language so plain and clear a six-year-old can understand it.  Unfortunately, spiritual truths are very hard to understand when they are filtered through the erroneous interpretations of natural man.

What I am about to show you is critical information, so please read the following very carefully.  You may need to read it more than once.

Because of our reliance on the literal interpretation of the scriptures, we see the Son of God as a physical male figure – flesh and blood.  Of course!  He is called a son.  However, the messages of the scriptures are spiritual in nature, and scripture says that “God [is] a SPIRIT and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth” (John 4:24 KJV).  God is a spirit!  Christ also is a spirit:

Now THE LORD IS THAT SPIRIT: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty” (2 Cor. 3:17).

Christ is the “inner man” of Ephesians 3:16.

Now what is spirit?  The offspring of spirit is not flesh and blood.  “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and THAT WHICH IS BORN OF THE SPIRIT IS SPIRIT” (John 3:6 KJV).  You are flesh, and it was flesh that gave you birth.  Spirit is spirit, and spirit gives birth to spirit, even as flesh gives birth to flesh.  This is critical to understand.  You will see why shortly.

Now let’s dig a little deeper.  Let’s first look at 2 Tim 1:7:

For God hath not given us the SPIRIT of fear; but of POWER, and of LOVE, and of a sound mind. (2 Tim 1:7 KJV)

Spirit, then, represents attributes or aspects of being – a methodology, if you will – for how you live your life in the flesh.  It is something that is IN YOU, and that assists you in your functionality while on this physical plane.  Fear is a spirit.  Love is a spirit.  Power is a spirit, as we read in the above-referenced verse. Love is a spirit within you that causes you to act in certain ways.  Fear also is a spirit within you that causes you to act in certain ways.  It is the same with power, which is also defined as a spirit.  Now, what scripture is saying in the above-referenced verse is that “God” has NOT given us the spirit of FEAR, but he HAS given us the spirit of POWER, of LOVE, and of soundness of mind.

The King James Version of the Bible often refers to the Spirit of God as the “Holy Ghost.”  This is actually a horrendous translation and causes people to form a graven image in their minds of spirit as a being of form, albeit not flesh and blood.  This is actually a breaking of the Second Commandment and throws us way off base because it obscures the true meaning of the word.  Neither fear, love nor power represents living beings of form.  Quite the contrary, they are attributes.  Love, for example, is not a ghost.  This concept of spirit as a ghost is merely ancient Greek superstition.  The Bible translators, unfortunately, did not understand what it was that they were translating, and were very haphazard in the way they translated the Bible.

Again, fear, love and power are spirits, and God and Christ are spirits.

Now then, let’s understand.  He who has ears to hear, let him hear.  Notice the following scriptures and how they apply to spirit.  Once again, both God and Christ are “spirit.”

(8) He that loveth not knoweth not God; for GOD IS LOVE. … (16) And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us.  GOD IS LOVE; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him (1Jo 4:8, 16 KJV).

Did you get that?  The question “who is God” is quite a popular question, and the scriptural answer is as clear as a bell.  We just have not learned how to decode the scriptures to bring it to our understanding.  God is a spirit, and that spirit is love.  God is love!  They that worship HIM must worship him in LOVE, that is, in SPIRIT.  This is the Biblical definition of God.

Now then, who is Christ?

Christ is the “only begotten son of God,” and is the offspring of Spirit, and thus is spirit.  That which is born of the spirit IS spirit.  Christ also is a spirit.  Let’s look at that again:

Now THE LORD IS THAT SPIRIT: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” (2 Cor. 3:17)

God is a spirit.  Therefore, the Son of God is also a spirit, and not a flesh and blood male figure.

And what is that spirit that is Christ?

Let’s go back to 2 Tim. 1:7:

For God hath not given us the SPIRIT of fear; but of POWER, and of LOVE, and of a sound mind. (2 Tim 1:7 KJV)

God, or love, gives us the SPIRIT of power.  And power is the definition of Christ.  Notice:

But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, CHRIST THE POWER OF GOD, and the wisdom of God (1 Cor 1:24 KJV).

Now then, this is the message of God and of Christ.  God is a spirit, and that spirit is LOVE.  God, then, is the SPIRIT OF LOVE that resides WITHIN YOU.  He who worships God is worshipping LOVE, and he MUST WORSHIP HIM IN the SPIRIT of love and truth.  This is what the scripture is saying.  God (the spirit of LOVE) gives us his only begotten son (Christ – the SPIRIT OF POWER), which is the spirit/offspring/fruit/son OF LOVE asserted in 2 Tim. 1:7 that “God” has given us.  God is love and love is a spirit.  Therefore …

POWER (CHRIST) IS THE OFFSPRING (SON) OF LOVE (GOD)!!!

This is the meaning of the phrase “Christ, the son of God.”  Once again, God is a spirit, and that spirit is love.  Power is the offspring of love, and is what scripture means by “God’s only begotten son.”

I know this may be difficult for some of you to accept. It is not my intention to cause anyone any angst, and I do understand that belief in a literal Jesus who is going to come bursting through the sky in a resurrection of the just is a concept that multiple millions of people have invested their entire lives in.  I am bringing this information to you with the understanding that the mind has an amazing ability to reject what it does not want to accept, even if the evidence is indisputable.  I have grappled for quite some time with whether or not I should actually expose this information.  Indeed, I believe that there are those who actually do understand this message, but have chosen to keep it hidden under the veil of inspirational and motivational stories designed to assist you in your seeking and searching, but without actually letting the cat out of the bag.  I’m not sure I am being wise here, but my intent is simply to offer the correct interpretation of scripture to all who are looking for truth.  If this information is causing you any difficulty, you are doing yourself a great disservice by continuing to read it.

Now then, God, or love, gives birth to the power, or Christ, that can heal you and set you free from all maladies, both physical and spiritual, both internal and external.  Love gives birth to the power and wisdom that make all things possible.  The love spoken of here is unconditional love – “agape” in Greek.  This is the love that allows the Christ to heal the ear of Malchus, who was a servant of those taking him to his death.  This is the love that allows the Christ to beg the forgiveness of God on behalf of those who were crucifying him on the cross.  Christ, the “power of God,” is the power of love, and only “Christ” can love in this way.  Christ, in essence, endured his cross by expressing the power of love even through the adversity and affliction of the cross, thus expressing love “to the very end.”

The entire law of God hangs on this attribute of love.  This Christ, or “power of love” is within each and every one of us.  God is love.  Love is the fulfilling of the law.  Being made in the image and likeness of God, then, is all about being made in the image and likeness of the love and power that is God and Christ.

Now what is love?

(4) Charity suffereth long, [and] is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, (5) Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; (6) Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; (7) Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. (8) Charity never faileth: but whether [there be] prophecies, they shall fail; whether [there be] tongues, they shall cease; whether [there be] knowledge, it shall vanish away. (1Cr 13:4-8 KJV)

The word “charity,” in this verse is a synonym for love.

The Christ, the power that is the offspring of love, needs to be awakened, or resurrected, within us.  This is what is meant by the “resurrection of Christ.”  We are the grave (the earth, or ground) in which the Christ lay dead for three days and three nights.  In other words, power lies dead within us because of our inability to love.  But this power is not dead, but merely sleeps and can be awakened.  Indeed, it MUST be awakened – resurrected – within you.  The Kingdom of God comes with Power, and that power is Christ, who is the power and wisdom of God.  Christ rules his kingdom, and the kingdom of God is within you.

Christ is the power and the wisdom of God without which you can do nothing (John 15:5), and through which you can do ALL things (Phil. 4:13).

This Christ is IN YOU, and is your “hope of glory” (Col 1:27).

The God of Love is also within you:

One God and Father of all, who [is] above all, and through all, and IN YOU ALL. (Eph 4:6 KJV)

This gives us a completely different perspective on what the scriptures mean by the “sons of God.”  Indeed, the sons of God represent the fruit, or offspring, of the Spirit:

(22) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, (23) Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. (Gal 5:22-23 KJV)

As I said at the outset, WE are the Creation.  The scriptures are not talking about the material world when it addresses creation.  It is talking about us, the people.  We can see this in Romans 8:

(19) For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. (20) For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected [the same] in hope, (21) Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. (22) For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. (23) And not only [they], but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, [to wit], the redemption of our body. (Rom 8:19-23 KJV)

Absolutely!  When the sons of God, or the fruit of the Spirit, are manifested (awakened, or resurrected) within us, everything becomes possible.  I want you to be really inspired by these next couple of verses:

But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. (1Cr 2:9 KJV)

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, (Eph 3:20 KJV)

Yes, the love and power of God are able to accomplish what would otherwise be impossible.  They are the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.  It is all about LOVE.

Loving Others – The Acid Test of Spirituality

Your ability to love is the acid test of spirituality.  Scripture requires that you love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.  Scripture requires that you love your brother.  Scripture requires that you love your neighbour as yourself.  Scripture requires that you love your enemies.  Scripture requires that you love those who hate you.  Scripture requires that you love one another.  Scripture says that everyone who loves is born of God.  Scripture says that if we love one another, God dwells in us.

In other words, we are to love EVERYONE.  That is regardless of race, regardless of gender, regardless of nationality, regardless of sexual orientation, regardless of political affiliation, regardless of education, regardless of age, regardless of the size of their bank accounts, regardless of the color of their hair, regardless of the shape of their noses, regardless of the size of their bellies, etc., etc., etc.  God is LOVE!!!  He who loves is born of God.  This is what the scriptures mean when they say “you must be born again,” that is, born of water and of the spirit.  Water here signifies the waters of affliction and adversity, which is what it means to be baptized, and of course as we have just come to understand, the spirit is the spirit of love.  This is the love of God and natural man does not understand this love.  This is why you must be “transformed by the renewing of your mind” (Rom. 12:2).

Afflictions and adversities are the spiritual weights against which you are able to develop the spiritual muscles of love and power.  I hope this is all making sense to you.

Conversely, scripture says that if you say you love God and hate your brother, you are a liar.  Scripture says that if you do not love, you do not know God.  Scripture says that he who does not love his brother abides in death.  Scripture says there is no reward for simply loving those who love you.  Scripture says there are only two commandments – that you love God and love your neighbour, and that on these two commands hang all the law and the prophets.

So in conclusion, we have learned that God is a spirit, and that spirit is love.  We have learned that Christ is also a spirit, and that spirit is Power and Wisdom; that he is the only begotten son of God, and that which is born of spirit IS spirit.  As God represents love, and as Christ represents Power, the meaning of Christ the son of God is Power and Wisdom, the offspring of God, or love.  We have also learned that Christ, as the Power and Wisdom of God, is the spirit that makes ALL THINGS possible, for “without me ye can do nothing,” but “I can do all things through Christ that strengths me.”  I hope this article has been a blessing to you.  The video version of this article is now available at http://youtu.be/LwDnF7xP3yY.  Also, please feel free to email me with any comments/questions at decodingthescriptures@gmail.com.

Until next time, this is Paul Young saying, flee from the crowd and dwell with the Christ within you.  Christ IN YOU, your hope of glory.

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Cherie Erten January 30, 2014 at 1:23 pm

To All,
I want to thank you for your unbelievable support. The second after I hit the send button I was in a panick. All I could think was what have you done. You have opened your self up to people you don’t even know and of all places on the Internet. I was physically sick. Expecting the usual judgmental and hypocritical attitudes that I usually encounter. It is a lonely walk, you do become thick skinned and you withdraw to protect yourself. Today has been a beautiful day, not long till bedtime and I wonder what my dreams will afford me.
Hugs to ALL,
Cherie

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anny January 30, 2014 at 2:14 pm

Hi Cherie,

You are very welcome and I do understand what you mean. I had kind of the same feeling when I submitted my first articles and showed my true feelings in the comments. It is part of the times and we have to take our masks off and show who we really are, whatever anybody else might say about it. But yes, it is indeed very scary to do so on the internet where potentially the whole world might read it but once you have done it it also gives a feeling of relief.

So you have done the worst and there are no more secrets about who you really are. And you are great and the whole world is allowed to know that. And you are not alone because we all love you for who you are.

Anny

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Paul January 30, 2014 at 2:41 pm

Cherie, these folks are absolutely amazing. As I shared with Josh, I had some doubts that I was addressing in my morning prayer/meditation the other day as to whether or not I was doing the right thing by aligning myself with this great group of people, and was seeking answers from within. About an hour later Anny and I had a comment exchange that blew me completely out of the water. I was stunned for most of that morning. It was indeed confirmation that I was where I needed to be, and that the Infinite Presence wants me here at this time for reasons that are continuing to unfold.

Your presence here just adds to that confirmation. I have never seen anything like it. If a literal God were seeking a literal place to dwell, I’m sure it would be among this awesome group of brethren.

Thank you for all your contributions hereto.

P

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Paul January 31, 2014 at 1:02 pm

Courtesy of Jacob Israel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX9FSZJu448

Blessings!

P

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Sparks January 31, 2014 at 2:34 pm

Jacob & Paul!!
OMG…this is too powerful for words! LOVE/HELP/LIGHT fixed him, a brave man!
EVERYONE! A MUST SEE

Thanks to all who helped him and gave him a new LIFE!

Jacob, Paul what can I say, only tears on my cheek, thanks for sharing, we needed this!

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Paul February 3, 2014 at 9:24 am

It had me misty-eyed as well. It just shows that there is nothing too impossible to us if we truly have faith in ourselves.

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Cherie Erten January 31, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Paul,
Unfortunately, another video blocked in this country.
Cherie 🙁

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Sparks January 31, 2014 at 4:11 pm

Cherie,
I had no idea this was going on, anywhere on the planet, may I ask where you are from?
Sorry, if you have stated that and I missed it
There has to be a group there standing up to this for the the people
Blocking your freedom to view good things, that’s not right
Is the government there the Parent of its citizens?
They are choking their people

They better get off that Trojan horse, maybe someone can make a DVD and send it to you?
I would but I don’t know how…if someone give me direction here, I will do it for you. Anyone?
In the meantime…
The new Pope made a statement just the other day that the internet was “a gift from God”
sorry, was hoping you could see this : (
Love & Light your way,
Sparks

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Justin January 31, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Sparks,

As horrendous as it is to prevent anyone from accessing information freely it is sadly the case, and not terribly uncommon in much of the world. Here in the US, we have the battle for net neutrality (basically should your Internet Service Provider be allowed to block you from content). In China it has been the case in the past, i think it is finally changing, that the Internet was severally limited to prevent its users from seeing opinions that were different from the government’s.

It is a dark time for the world in many ways, but that may be alright. In the darkness, light shines more brightly… look at the world news and you will see revolutions around the world. People are getting sick of being held down, all of our souls are crying for freedom… The Mayan calendar’s said that 12/21/2013 was to be the beginning of a new age, the age of the 5th sun, the ethereal age, when man could find his full potential.

We, the human species, are walking through the valley of the shadow of death. But fear no evil for the Lord is with us!

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Sparks January 31, 2014 at 6:18 pm

Justin,
…and the Lord walks with us 10,000 miles, 100,ooo miles or more!

I sooo hope Cherie can see this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43Tz3pVb9Dg

“10,000 Miles”
Fare thee well
My own true love
Farewell for a while
I’m going away
But I’ll be back
Though I go 10,000 miles

10,000 miles
My own true love
10,000 miles or more
The rocks may melt
And the seas may burn
If I should not return

Oh don’t you see
That lonesome dove
Sitting on an ivy tree
She’s weeping for
Her own true love
As I shall weep for mine

Oh come ye back
My own true love
And stay a while with me
If I had a friend
All on this earth
You’ve been a friend to me
Thank you, Justin, my (our) friend

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Sparks January 31, 2014 at 6:35 pm

Lol replying to my own reply!
I have a story for everybody, some may know of this, some may not, so enjoy both of these posts…
Canadian Geese mate for life, with the male singing one part of their song, the female the other. After the mate dies, the survivor sings BOTH parts to keep the whole song ALIVE.
They fly in a V formation for a reason, and that is to pull the whole crew together, when the lead bird gets tired he/she will shift, moving to the back and so on, it is the UPDRAFT from all the family that helps them fly such incredibly long distances.
See, Hear, Feel all of the above (in both post), however you will but in the end we’re all flying together as we all walk with the Lord.
With Love and Canadian geese songs to all of you!!

Robert January 31, 2014 at 8:56 pm
Robert January 31, 2014 at 9:16 pm

Sparks,

If international snailmail is too slow or expensive, you can experiment with sending video files (or convert them to MP3 or itunes) and uploading them into a free cloud file like Google Docs or Drop Box, such that your recipient has access to your cloud file. You need to know if your recipient uses Windows for MP3 or Apple for Itunes). But cloud file access might also be restricted in a foreign country.

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Sparks January 31, 2014 at 9:19 pm

Thank you!! Robert
My Knight in shining DVD : )

Cherie:
need your address to get this off USPS, what you could not view, to YOU
We always find a way!!

Quack, Quack, should of known it was in this beautiful machine Duh?

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Robert February 1, 2014 at 12:20 am

Sparks,

Don’t be fool, Sparks. These fascist machines will try to destroy us when they get too smart. But that’s another story.

Either that, or I’m in a pessimistic mood because I took a nap, and when I woke up, I noticed that I forgot to walk the dog again. I am not my mood. I am not my mood.

Sparks February 1, 2014 at 11:37 am

Good Morning Robert,
Yes, I understand your point very well, as I have on and off left the computer idle/unused, a practice in detachment, in fact I was in that frame of mind and something drew me to it again and I found Josh’s site, almost immediately!
Fascist…that is a word/tone that has been heavy on my mind for some reason, do I see it, feel it…I don’t know, but I am not a political activist, although I do feel very strongly at times, where I do want to pack my bags and go “Save the whales”, dolphins, people in Cherie’s situation, oh then I’ll feel like I’m doing something good, not, it is my illusion.
And “me” would most likely be standing around crying all the time, so I would be of no use at all to any particular political or environmental group.
Just carrying a bundle of Kleenex in my backpack!
With the machine, I am in the mind set that we have a choice and intuition. We choose where we go on here, sometimes it is “where no man has gone before”, this is where I let the soul do the navigating for me. Even in the “Matrix”, the machines lost, why?, they don’t have a soul! nor will they ever have one. TOOLS, Dad taught me always work with the best tools, even if they cost a little more, they get the job done right and make your job easier…pass me the Phillips screwdriver!
Sometimes, the 4 of us would be ready to sit down for dinner and my sister, (I’ll blame her), forgot to put out the silverware…Dad would say, where’s the tools? sent us scrambling!! lol after a hard days work he was ready to dig in “to sustain life” as he would put it.

So, Robert, the grouch…may I suggest to “Sage” your nap-place?
BTW…did you eat pasta or meat before the nap, think tummy, was mad because it had to process all that heavy food, if so then it was your tummy that had the mood!!
Love & Light,
Sparks

Cherie Erten February 1, 2014 at 1:39 am

Sparks,
I love you so. Please know I am hugging you. You have no idea what you are saying. My daughter sent us a single sheet of PAPER by UPS and it was $80.00USD. Don’t even think about it. Hopefully we will be out of here soon and I maybe coming home in April, if God keeps working as he has been. I can see all of this then. I am keeping a list of all the things that have been blocked. While I was in Estonia this Summer I caught up on everything. You can get Internet everywhere in that country, even laying in a ditch in the country. The capital Tallinn Wi-Fi it is provided by the city free and everywhere, bus, trams, grocery stores, shopping malls, sidewalks and all restaurants and cafe’s have their own as well, FREE. It was a nice change

I have a list of books to order from Barnes and Noble and then I am headed to the biggest Christian Book Store to check out the study Bibles, I want to see and feel. I may very well will not be coming back. I really feel this is going to wind down here and we are finally going to be able leave. We are both very anxious to get out here.
HUGS,
Cherie

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Robert February 1, 2014 at 12:28 pm

Cherie,

Do you know much about cloud websites where people upload large files, including videos, they want to share with others who also have access to the cloud files to then download them. I am familiar with Drop Box and Google Box. These are free services. I wonder if your country allows you access to any of these.

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Sparks February 1, 2014 at 11:58 am

Cherie,
YES, come home soon, we shall have a party and the music will be awesome!
Like Anny pointed out in a prior post: who knows miracles do happen and perhaps one day we will all get to meet in person.
Check with me on some of the books you are wanting, I may very well have them to give you, as I have said before I am thinning out an extensive collection and all here are welcome to ask me and it will be given!
Chin-up, be brave, my soldier friend, we’re pulling for you here!
As I am tapping those red slippers: Cherie come home, Cherie come home…

“I am not afraid, I was born to do this” Joan of Arc (1412-1431)
Love and warm hugs over the mountains and across the seas to you!
Sparks

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Cherie Erten February 1, 2014 at 2:02 pm

Robert,
I have a Dropbox account but I have never tried to share anything through it.
Cherie

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Robert February 1, 2014 at 2:55 pm

Cherie,

You. have Dropbox? Great. I’ll help you test it by transferring first a short Word file, and then, if that works, I’ll try the video. Video can be DVD, MP3, or IPod. I will check, but I think MP3 and IPod compress the video into a smaller file, so it may fit the size restrictions better and upload and download faster. Do you have a PC or Apple and do you have MP3 or IPod capabilities. Otherwise I’ll go with the DVD format. I will get to this later today or tonight and post the directions. If this works, we can offer it to all of SOS. I’ve never done this before, so I’m going to have fun figuring out how it works. Thanks for the opportunity.

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Robert February 1, 2014 at 5:31 pm

Cherie,

Try this link below. You don’t even have to use your dropbox. This links you directly to the file on dropbox.com. This is an 18 mb MP3 audio file of a 1.5 hr radio broadcast in which Jacob Israel interviews Paul. You can download it and play it using windows media player or some other media player.

Jacob to me speaks emphatically and bluntly at times, trying to capture interest of people who are fed up to their ears with the mainstream church, but he is very encouraging and informative, and an excellent host.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/w0ailzxe33ppwpw/show_5997965.mp3

Let me know if this link works. If not, I’ll try something else.

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Robert February 3, 2014 at 2:07 am

All,

Does it seem fascinating to you that there is a high concentration of women on this blog who have experienced or have retained extra-sensory insight from childhood? Is this a rarer phenomenon in men?

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Robert February 3, 2014 at 2:42 am

Paul,

I noticed you had an interest in clairvoyance and related esp skills. Some people seem naturally gifted and others are able to learn through practice and encouragement. You can google and see what is out there about it. Even the most renown seers can misinterpret. But if you are seeking, as someone mentioned on this blog, then when you are ready the teacher will come. I think your revelation that power comes from love has some bearing here. My theory is that if you take any small group of people off the street, regardless of their backgrounds, give them a motivational lesson that encourages them to mingle and excersize these gifts on each other for the benefit of one another, and help them get into a receptive state of mind to remove skepticism and blockages, they will all start to operate in these gifts, making mistakes at first, but improving with practice. Some of the more intellectual personalities may take longer because they have to learn to let go of the analytical mind and tap into their intuition.

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Paul February 3, 2014 at 9:11 am

Hi Robert.

Very interesting comment. “Give and it shall be given unto you.” Makes sense.

I am already seeing some small signs that I am beginning to connect to these “powers.” I like your statement that “even the most renown seers can misinterpret.” It shows that no matter how advanced we are on this plane, there is always room for growth and development.

I can’t help but wonder what our lives would be like if we could see all, hear all and feel all.

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Laurie February 3, 2014 at 12:07 pm

“For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known”.

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Sparks February 3, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Laurie,
Lovely! You are there and your light is shining brightly!!

Journaling is a excellent way to proceed, if you haven’t started already…
I started to keep a journal at one point, everything new that was incoming & at warp speed, I might add (crash course), could barely hold some of it for processing and my sister had just given me a beautiful journal…wonder how she knew? I called it the “Godme journal”
I would write the questions down and wait for guidance to help me answer them…

Sharing here now:
Journal entry question: Darkness yet still captures my soul, has there been any meaning in my Earthy existence?
Incoming/Answer: “Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee, but night shineth as the day; the darkness and light are both alike to thee” Psalms 139-2
This may have come in on a license plate of a car in front of me in the form of P 1392, or that Scripture may have been on a church sign as I passed, in other words, the all is in the all…
Like Paul has stated as a comment right here:”As I like to say, Christ doesn’t introduce anything new, he just opens our eyes to what is already there. This is the healing of our blindness. He doesn’t give us new eyes; he opens the ones we already have (the spiritual ones)”.
Am sure others have expressed this as well, but with a slightly different angle/angel.
Go within but keep those spiritual eyes and ears tuned in as well!
Thank you for few profound words with great meaning for all of us, to know and to love you…
Love,
Sis Sparks

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Cherie Erten February 3, 2014 at 3:24 am

Robert,
Really there is nothing unusual about it. Neurological profiles show that women are for the most part right brain thinkers, which is the intuitive, more emotional, and creative side of the brain. Men are left brain thinkers which tends to be more logical, detail oriented and reality based.
No secret just how GOD wired us.
Cherie

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Paul February 3, 2014 at 9:20 am

What is also fascinating is that both genders have the ability to develop the inherent strengths of each other. I believe God to be the composite of male and female, and when the two become one, we have the God concept. One is not greater than the other (an idea that the literal interpretation of the scriptures contradicts), and I believe that when we realize that we are equals, we have the ability to open the door to the union of the male/female principle WITHIN US.

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Sparks February 3, 2014 at 8:31 am

Robert, Paul & Cherie,
Paul & Cherie,
You both are in symphony with your response to Robert’s observations but…
Robert,
I do think it is possible for men to enhance and call the intuitive back into their lives.
We have to take into consideration that for many ages now we have been conditioned as children to fulfill the roles appointed to us by society (patriarchal) and our parents, peers, etc…
Examine the Alpha male/submissive female raising all male children for a moment…then flip the coin and examine the female lone parent raising male children and then various other families we were raised with in our communities and conditioned with in school, college, co-workers, adult friends, etc….
Here you may see some patterns, as well as reviewing the dynamics of your own familial conditioning/raising.
I can certainly attest to a over abundance of male dominance as I began my life as a working female…one interviewer preceded to tell me what to wear (sexy attire of course) and a banker wanted me to give him a massage with baby oil prior to processing a loan!
In both instances, I hightailed it out of there, with not so kind remarks, I might add.
I was naïve to say the least, but one thing I did know is I was not going to fall into this pattern of OK, whatever!! for a job no less.
There were more predator type of experiences and I was becoming more frustrated, confused and upset.
This is the kind of stuff that was going on all over, especially with females in our age/generation.
This is why today I am disdainful of all this brainwashing going on with the TV, etc., with the youth of today.
Not to get off subject, but the “me” had to change in order to not compromise or prostitute my soul, hence, I began to analyze & understand the male psyche and how I could properly navigate the territory. All of this brought about engaging the male polarity within myself.
Thankfully, I went on to have a successful and unmolested career, all the while keeping both polarities in check. BTW, none of this occurred without God’s help. Thank you God!!
So, Robert, logic holds a respectful position in our world today but also combining that with your intuitive abilities can only help you further in your Spiritual journey.
The reward is a Spiritual “marriage” flowers/manifest’s as you begin to make connections you never imagined existed!
Found 2 logical views for you besides ours:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laura-day/why-men-are-more-intuitiv_b_528412.html

http://scienceblogs.com/cortex/2009/03/25/men-vs-women/

Nothing on Divine Logic, that’s your treasure trove!
Love,
Sparks

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Cherie Erten February 3, 2014 at 2:02 pm

Everyone,
I am going to have to back off for awhile. Especially after the article Joshua posted today on the Lord’s Prayer. I am in overload, there are just tooooo many things that are beyond what I am able to sort out and keep reading. Way to many pieces that coincide with things that have happened to me. I have to get a handle on it. I need to pull this all together, Joshua recommended meditation. My meditation was always DIFFERENT type but I will sort it out.
HUGS,
Cherie

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Paul February 3, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Cherie, I have no doubt I speak for everyone on this blog when I say that we are here for you. I know sometimes the avalanche of information can be too much to consume, especially when it goes against the grain of everything you’ve ever been taught (as was the case with me). You are doing the right thing by taking the time to sort it all out. In fact, that is a MUST do, and is what it means by going inside.

Just know that everything will be just fine for you. There is no judgment on the spiritual plane, and hence, “God” is not looking at you with a pointed finger. The spirit is all about love, and once you can truly internalize this, it will feel sooooo good. It is so different than what we experience on the physical/material plane.

Blessings, my dear sis.

P

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Sparks February 3, 2014 at 4:06 pm

Dearest Cherie,
Am here is agreement with Paul, as am certain all of here at SOS as well.

I wrote this while going through where you are, have already shared this and am sharing with you again:
Blue Butterfly
As a butterfly emerges from her finely woven chrysalis, slowly opening her wet wings to the gentleness of the air that will guide and carry her, she is supported by the leftover remnants of the life she will leave behind.
She dries, she cries, then waits…
Strength gathers from what she’s consumed, she will not fly a moment too soon
Warmth spreads through her wings she is told…
Come now wind and carry my soul

“For it is written He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee” Luke 4:10
Hugs, our angel, Cherie!

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anny February 3, 2014 at 4:01 pm

Hello Cherie,

I can kind of relate to you here. There has been so much information coming from all sides lately that I am also loosing the thread sometimes.

I feel that it is not the intention that all of us can understand and keep up with all that is being offered. We just have to pick and choose that what resonates with us and leave the rest to others. It is becoming like a library with very many valueable books and when you go to a library not everyone chooses the same books. Why should they. Just take your time and after that choose what speaks to you and concentrate on that. I intend to do that too because the sheer volume of it all becomes too much for me.

Love,

Anny

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Laurie February 4, 2014 at 8:39 am

Nothing wrong with backing away. The Scripture “Be still and know that I am God” comes to mind.

Think of what you experienced as a preview. A fast paced Preview of just a little of what is out there in the Universe. That’s all it was.

You don’t have to know and understand everything. God does. In fact, most of it isn’t any of our business, we just have to “Go with the FLOW”! 😉 Notice that with a FLOW (think waves and the wind blowing tall grasses) there is an Ebb and Flow. A pause. A pattern. A Rest. Sometimes the waves are very Strong and forceful and sometimes they are more subtle.

My point? Nothing wrong with being still, catching your breath.

There are seasons. Not everyone’s seasons are the same. Listen to your inner voice.

I’ve had to do the exact same thing. Back away for awhile.

((((hugs))))

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Sparks February 12, 2014 at 9:10 pm

Hi All,
Sharing a heavenly voice and beautiful song.
Paul Young, one of our authors here, wife Bobbie Young singing like an Angel!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQQ3PH6enqc&feature=youtu.be

Enjoy!
Love, Sparks

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David E Conolly May 20, 2014 at 5:56 pm

Hi Paul,
I just discovered your blog last night, so I spent most of the night and today reading some of your posts. I have received some similar revelations from time to time, and agree with many of the points you make, however, in this particular post I’d like to challenge you to look a little deeper. Here are some of my observations:
I agree with the following statement: “the Bible is a book of symbols. It is a coded book, and in order to understand it, we must develop the ability to decode it. [It is] the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings [is] to search out a matter. (Prov. 25:2 KJV)”
In your description of God, you gave several good examples like: God is Love, God is Spirit, etc., however, these words are very abstract and I have found that people have a hard time with a mental image of love, or spirit, or power. I think the most accurate definition can be found in
1 John 1:5..
“This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all”. We all know what light looks like. I remember in high school being taught “Energy (light) can neither be created nor destroyed. When I add to that its invisible nature and its existence everywhere in the universe(s) omnipresent, it is VERY clear that God is Light (Pure Energy). This is why God, like electricity, is said to be “no respecter of person” .Most everyone knows that if you stick your finger into an open electrical outlet, you will get shocked, regardless of age, height, creed, or colour. Since God is pure conscious light energy power, I can easily get an image of the big bang when God purposes “let there be light”.

Genesis 32:30 So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, “It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life was spared.” Jacob seeing GOD through his *Pineal Gland*
The Pineal Gland is about the size of a pea, and is in the center of the brain in a tiny cave, behind and above the pituitary gland, which lies a little behind the root of the nose. It is located directly behind the eyes, attached to the third ventricle. This is the reason Jesus said “If your EYE be single”, a direct reference to the Pineal. The is exactly what some people see when they have Near Death Experiences and report to have seen “ a bright white light”
Yes, the question of what God is and what he/she looks likes, is so easy even a child can understand (or, as we say in the West Indies “innerstand”)
Thank you very much for allowing me the opportunity to share. I love you and look forward to reading more of your posts. I send you blessings, peace, light, & love.

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Joshua Tilghman May 28, 2014 at 8:23 pm

David, good points. Words are just words, and they are always relevant. Some terms are more encompassing than others, but I think above all we must remember that God is an experience. Thanks for the comment.

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Paul June 11, 2014 at 4:18 pm

For all who may be interested, I have posted another video on this subject, condensing the information contained in this article into a relatively short nine-minute presentation. The following link should take you to it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmwRCSz161A

Blessings.

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Joyce June 1, 2015 at 11:17 pm

Hi Paul
Prayerful Thanking God for you and letting Him use you for His Glory!!!!!
This information goes right along with want I’m being taught in Body of Christ. He has reveal many revelations to me….. He has open my eyes and ears, given me a revelation of who my enemy is the IN A ME…not my sister, nor my brother but it ME ohhh Lord standing in need of prayer. I know what I”m working on, who I’m working on, who I need to cast out, I need to bring my mind under the Mighty Hand of God and keep my stinking thinking right.. we have a saying in our Church… Its my (DNA) Dirty Nasty Attitude(lol), that keeps me walking in the flesh, I’m being taught to look at MYSELF…ME (those ikes those nations in within) is the problem and its all cause my old man wants to stay in control, what a honor, what a privilege to have a personal relationship with our Father, thru Our Lord Jesus Christ, thru revelation….Thank you Lord….so I’m practicing taking my mind up killing this snake within me.
I love revelations, symbols, and hidden messages about LORD I hunger for this all the time, this is how I came across your website….LOVING IT…I love studying the word of GOD…I tell you this topic here this revelation just BLESS my Soul. I’ve come to KNOW Him thru my beautiful crosses experiences…..
I Peter 4:1 . .”Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;
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Paul December 30, 2015 at 7:34 am

Hi Joyce:

So sorry for the late reply, but I am just seeing this. I am thrilled that you found some benefit in the article. Thanks so much for your comment. Blessing!

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Paul December 30, 2015 at 7:39 am

Ophelia, I’m glad you found it beneficial. Again, apologies for the delay in responding. Unfortunately, I’m just seeing all comments since June. Blessings!

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Christy, thanks for stopping by and commenting. Many blessings.

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