Tuesday, August 14, 2018

7 Christian Meditation Techniques

I think Christians have lost the art of meditation - far too many in the churches all over the world have been infected by a Western mindset steeped in the perceived supremacy of the intellect.  But the Holy Scriptures of the Bible, all the prophets of old, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Elijah, John, the Disciples and Yeshua/Jesus Himself are all of the East! This does not mean there is no room for the intellect and rationale thought or that I am dismissing logic - far, far, far be it from to do that. The rational mindset of the West should be embraced in perfect harmony with the mysticism and spiritual orientation of the East - the two are married, two sides of the one coin and are therefore, one.

Photo by Ian Stauffer on Unsplash. Modified by DR.
So meditation is not something you need to be afraid of. And now that I've discovered it and explored it from a very firm, Biblical, Christ-centered, Spirit-led rooting - I wonder how I even prayed before! It's such a powerful form of prayer that I have to share it. I have borrowed heavily from Eastern mysticism (but perhaps not so deeply) and have argued elsewhere that meditation is a very ancient and Biblical practice (click here to see that). To be clear, this is not a religious formula (a quick glance at what I've written and you'll realize I'm not fond of religion nor it's formulas). And to state the obvious, I utterly believe in the One God - Elohim/Yahowah/El-Shaddai who so loved the World that He offered up His Only Begotten Son (John 3:16). So what I have here are merely guidelines and frameworks. So without further ado, let's dive in!

1) Chanting the AUM

Om or Aum is an ancient Sanskrit syllable (I've written here about  how it is in fact a representation of Jesus). I knew of Aum from my teenage years when I once visited Nepal. Shortly after I discovered Jesus and was led by the legalistic thinking circles that I was immediately exposed to, I was encouraged to discard anything that hinted of Eastern mysticism or spirituality (I foolishly complied). But Jesus Himself reintroduced me to the Aum a whopping 22 years later (you can see how I stumbled supernaturally on this here and here and here; yeah it was such a powerful vision that it took me at least three times to expound on it on this blog).

Aum is akin to the OM of Shalom and the AM of Amen - in the Bible we see that Jesus Himself is the Amen (Rev 3:14)! So do not be afraid to utter this syllable - a syllable that rolls from the tip of the mouth to the throat and vibrates from the belly upwards to the neck as you speak, a syllable that is said without the use of the tongue so that anyone can utter it. 

I use the Aum to focus and be still. When I utter Aum, or even think it, it stills my thoughts - it does not shut off my mind but it quiets the endless mind chatter, in fact I could say that it resets the mind. Think of a pond of water that is so agitated... just chanting Aum (for me at least) quiets that wavy pond so it becomes perfectly calm and clear. I weave the Aum in and out of prayer, sometimes I'll also say Shalom and  other times, Amen too.

I also believe Aum is related to the Hebrew word for "says" or "speak" - A-M-R pronounced Amer. Thought, just like words that one says, are essentially vibrations (we already know about brain waves and there's some technologies that have been developed where you can 'teach' a device what you think and these 'thought reading' machines essentially read those vibrations). "In the beginning was the Word"... essentially is "In the beginning was the Vibration"... and "And God said [AMER - like Aum], Let their be Light and there was Light." So chanting the Aum is chanting the Word and the very Vibration/Thought of calling forth what is not in existence into existence! (but this subject easily deserves a post on its own).

2) The Cross

The Cross is everything. Meditating on the Cross, on how Jesus laid down His life for us and the so-called Passion of Christ, on how God sent His Son in love to the world to die in such shame, pain and horror... well, simply put, there is no deed or discovery that is greater than JESUS CRUCIFIED. None what so ever! 

Now this concept is foreign to those of the East. The Eastern Mystics have understood a lot, or perhaps I should say instead; Eastern Mystics have remembered  many essential truths that were forgotten by the peoples of the Book. But the Cross - Jesus in the flesh,  crucified and risen from the dead - as a physical, spiritual and eternal truth is forgotten by the Eastern Mystics. The Eastern Mystics know that God is love and love is God but they think so impersonally of Him (calling the Father, the Universe or by Names that rob God of His personal love to us). In failing to see the Word (which, I remind you, is Aum) becoming flesh and dying on the Cross, they fail to see the greatest conceivable manifestation of God's love possible. 

The mystery of the Cross is so deep. It is not trivial in any way and meditating on it, you meditate on everything. Why did the Father send the Son to die on a cross? I don't really know why it had to be. And many will be so quick to say their well-tried answers borne from doctrine and intellectual faith. Yes, Jesus the Lamb was sacrificed to sanctify us and usher us into a beautiful, eternal New Covenant that can not be broken anymore by our human condition, but that said... why does it have to be that way? It is beyond me and yet I frequently center my mind on the Cross because what better thing is their to think on?

 Are you in debt? Think on the Cross. Are you in love? Think on the Cross. Are you rich or poor? Think on the Cross. Are you in a storm of life? Think on the Cross. Are you in longing? Think on the Cross. Whatever your condition is now - think on the Cross! There is something so timeless about the Cross - everyday think on the Cross and somehow your life will align with great power to God's will and kingdom. 
But the ultimate reason I think on the Cross is because the highest, most infinite and ever-lasting expression of God's total, unwavering, limitless love for me (and you too, but I say me, so you can say me too and make it as personal as possible!) is Jesus Crucified! Amen.

3) The I AM meditation

I have a written a lot recently about the Mystery of the I AM. God's Name. Yet it is God's Name in your mouth that great power is given, for our Father is not one that should keep us in the mud and mire for us to worship Him as slaves, but He is our Daddy Father, who loves us and raises us up as sons and daughters. Jesus taught us to pray "Hallowed be Your Name" and right afterwards "Your Kingdom Come" for a great reason. 

When you consecrate the I AM being careful to not to take it in vain by saying negative things after the I AM, the KINGDOM COMES for the Kingdom, as Jesus said, is within us! When God told Moses what to tell the Israelites should they ask him about God's Name (they never did ask in the end) God said "tell them that the I AM sent me unto you", you see, that was a great secret that empowers people to break free from slavery and the tyranny of the world's spiritual darkness. 

So first utter I AM and think on this. You are! Meditating on the I AM roots your presence. You become self-aware. I AM. It is very empowering. You know those people who blame external things beyond their control for their life's conditions? They are very powerless and poor in their minds, they are victims and constantly sighing out life. Are you one of those souls? Then take up the I AM and Resurrect His Life in you. 

The second thing you can say and meditate on is the I AM that I AM. Think on what Paul said I am what I am by the Grace of God. Think on your unity with God, Jesus is the Vine you are the Branch.  I AM One with the Father, One with the Son, One with the Spirit.

In pondering the I AM - one anchors their thoughts in the now, in the moment. How many of us are distracted nowadays, constantly wanting to fill our mind with endless, useless chatterings - what one does when they get on Facebook, scrolling through their home feed, they get a surge of dopamine in the first few minutes and then they just get stuck in a trance like state. We are becoming a generation that has been freed from so much hard labor and disease and have never lived longer since the old Biblical days but ironically now that we have more time we find ourselves so disconnected from the very awareness of our existence.

Uttering I AM a few times will do wonders in this regard.

4) Focus on your breathe and take control

This is very related to the preceding I AM meditation. Essentially, it is just being aware. Saying nothing, just focus on your breath as you inhale and exhale. You can close your eyes and focus on everything you are hearing, feeling (the way you sit, being aware of your body parts in what position they maybe in, or what sensations are pulsating that you have not yet noticed, etc), what you are smelling or tasting.. you can also do this anytime, standing or walking with eyes wide open. Just focus on your breath for a few minutes.

Focusing on the breathe makes you amazingly aware of everything going on around but also in you. I have found that doing this even in stressful situations, I begin to look at my feelings objectively - "Oh, I realize I am angry now" and suddenly that emotion no longer becomes the driver of my actions. Suddenly, I now am in a position to respond and initiate, to be proactive rather than allowing my emotions and outside happenings to dictate my reactions.

The Bible says we are Temples of the Holy Spirit of God. This is perhaps one of the most profound things Jesus Christ came to accomplish for us. For now, I just want to throw this out - the word Spirit in the Bible (both Hebrew and Greek) can just as correctly be translated as Breathe. Focusing on your Breathe is a way to focus on the Spirit of the Almighty in you. The Breathe in you is placed there by God Himself. How powerful is it then to just focus on this amazing part of our being.

As a final note, breathing is one of those bodily functions that is under both voluntary and involuntary control. It makes it even more interesting when you consider that fact.

For God has not given us a spirit [BREATHE] of timidity, but of power, love, and self-control. 2 Tim 1:7

5) God is Timeless and so are you

One of the wackiest things I've written so far is right here. Ever since I was awakened by Jesus to see visions, dreams and other prophetic rabbit hole journey's, I've had very, very strange experiences. One of them is some form of time travel - of course - I am not saying that I was no longer aware of my body and presence in this plane of existence. It was something deeply powerful, imaginative and as many visions and dreams are, extremely symbolic and somehow infused with the unmistakable aroma and flavor of Jesus.

But we are speaking about meditation - a very purposeful act of prayer (that can lead to visions, etc) but that is apart from it and involves a very intentional, focused activity of the mind and spirit. Here are a few powerful ways you can utilize this timelessness concept - firstly, recognizing that the Eternal One is the One "who was, who is and who is to come", in other words, God is the Timeless One and  you are a child of His, so that also transports you into His timeless realm.

Many people live in the past. And many others may not dwell on the past but they have hurts and wounds from things that have happened to them. (I would recommend this post and reading about unforgiveness). One exercise is to focus on a past event - relive it but instead of doing what you did, impulsively reacting to it or not acting with enough wisdom, choose to relive those moments in a way that you would do so today. This experience can act like a healing or soothing balm for those wounds of our past.

Another powerful little trip is to see yourself living out your day before it unfolds, early in the morning. It can bring focus and make sure you don't waste your time with fruitless activities. And yet another exercise is to travel further into the future, not to see what it becomes, but to imagine favorable outcomes.

As I said, this stuff is a little wacky but I am talking to those who want to do great things for their God's Kingdom, their family and in the world.

6) Chant a verse very slowly

Take a powerful verse of Scripture and just slowly repeat it. Focus on each word, each utterance. There is great and profound lessons to be draw from here. Yes, I purposely inserted this relatively commonplace practice because the next suggestion is easily as strange if not stranger than the previous one.

7) Travel in the Spirit

I have been places in the Spirit. These were strange, otherworldly places, possibly celestial or heavenly places. At first I was 'accompanied' by Seraphim like beings - so weird. At first I did not understand these travels but as I began to embrace them I accidentally discovered I could travel to places that I treasured deeply. I could travel not only in time but in a location. I'm not talking about something so out of this world it couldn't be Biblical... consider what Paul said to the Corinthian church:
When you are gathered in the name of our Lord Jesus and I am with you in spirit, along with the power of the Lord Jesus... 2 Cor 5:4
There was a serious situation in the Corinthian church that Paul spoke of but I won't go into here and this verse is immediately followed by another very controversial statement that I also won't address. But the truth of this particular verse above is flabbergasting and has confounded 'Western' minded Christians for centuries. What in the world is Paul talking about? This was not nonsensical, sentimental musings, Paul didn't write like that - it was real... when these believers gathered, he says he was literally there along with the power of the Lord Jesus. It was his intention that bought him there. I've never heard someone preaching about this, and only managed to find some vague mentions online among one or two Christians.

So rather than explain things away, I'd like to simply suggest you explore and experiment. While meditating I often imagine myself with the people that I am praying for. They could be in the room next door, or just a 20 minute drive away or on other continents - it does not matter. In the spirit, I lay hands on them, bless them, pray or just simply linger there, worshiping the Lord and enveloping the environment with His love.

Sometimes I'll just 'fly' to places I love, and just sit there and pray and watch what goes on. New Agers will call this remote viewing... they may also call it astral projection. They could very well be those things but it makes little difference to me. Afterall, Jesus often expounded on spiritual principles that could be applied by anybody. Most Christians would outright reject anything of this sort because they think it's kind of like what Saul did when he summoned the prophet Samuel from the dead, using the services of a diviner.

But as the verse above explains (and by the way, I did not even mention Philip's little trips in Acts) there is a Biblical precedent for this. And besides, so what if people Christians have maligned for so long have discovered cool spiritual principles? So what? How bigoted it is to think that Jesus keeps those who do not yet know Him from truth wherever it may be found! Also, how is it that these judgmental Christians have taken so presumptuously the position of judge of the world, they now dictate who belongs to Jesus and who doesn't, who is saved and who is isn't, and all this nonesense? The last I checked nobody owns God! 

So let them do what they do and who knows, what if they worship God in Spirit and Truth, embrace His mercy from the Sacrifice of His Son on the Cross, but have not yet realized they do? Whose to say that is not possible? I say this all to make you fearless and more open minded. God is always in the business of destroying our intellectual castles of sand and replacing them with temples of wonderfully carved natural and precious stones. Jesus Himself, is the precious CornerStone and we are the Stones of that Temple as well!

I hope this post gives you ideas and that you find a great sense of Peace and blessing through these 'new' ways of prayer.

Here's to your happy experience in meditation, well-ground and rooted firmly in the Faith of the Amen, Jesus Christ, who came in the flesh, of the line of David, the I AM SALVATION Himself and who died and rose again after three days. Amen.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

The Three-fold Secret of Answered Prayers that Jesus Revealed to Us All

It's not complicated. It's not hidden. It's only obscure so far as we choose not to look. But if you look, you will see and find. If you do not look you will not find. You're reading this post because you pray and you're praying because you want and those desires, you're looking forward so desperately to see them come to be. So let's get straight to the point! These are three keys to prayer, the three secrets if you will, or truths, to praying super-effectively and super-powerfully.

1) Having Faith Means you SEE your Answered Prayer - Seeing the Unseen and Imagination are One!

Have faith of God; for verily I say to you, that whoever may say to this mount, Be taken up, and be cast into the sea, and may not doubt in his heart, but may believe that the things that he saith do come to pass, it shall be to him whatever he may say. Because of this I say to you, all whatever — praying — ye do ask, believe that ye receive, and it shall be to you. (Mk 11:22-24)

Get this straight - the FIRST key to answered prayer is to ACT and FEEL like you already have it even though it is not manifest (Heb 11:1). We need to do some redefinitions here because it is crucial. When Jesus said "Have Faith" and "believe" He was speaking of SEEING, IMAGINING, FEELING. That's what faith and belief are... the Church has taught her children for such a long time that that faith and believing are intellectually agreeing with doctrines. If you want to get anywhere in the Kingdom, doctrines will shackle you and keep you in shallow spiritual waters all your life. Sorry to break it to you, but it's the truth. Doctrines make us comfortable with ourselves and help to label other people - yeah those goes are in, those guys are not. This is not the sword of division that Jesus came to bring, at the contrary this is the very sword of the Pharisees - the only group of people to which Jesus verbally exposed outright hostility.

Now this is a transforming, utterly transforming truth. When you "praying - believe that you receive" it means you FEEL AS IF IT'S TRUTH. Can you feel it? Can you literally place yourself there and just let your imagination wander within it's realization?

You can, right? It feels good, right?

Let's say you want a car. Imagine it's make and model and color and it's smell and you're driving here and there and locking the car and you feel good, right?

But what about VANITY and MATERIALISM... this is a secret within a secret... as you pray, even if you pray out of misplaced desires (for vain things, your ego, etc) and as you pray you feel like you have them already... well, you feel good? right? Right! And then it dawns on you: you don't need STUFF to make you happy! You already are Happy and Content and Living in that feeling without that thing. I mean, you thought that you'd be happy when you have such and such, but by praying for these things and believing (or feeling, seeing) that you have received it, suddenly you realize the feeling is what you always wanted and you don't need anything to have it!!!
This is just so amazing, what a secret, I'm super excited: to believe that you receive what you pray, whatever it maybe, as you are feeling it's manifestation, seeing the unseen, imagining it is true and already there, something magical happens. It makes the GOOD DESIRES come to pass and the lesser desires are transformed into better desires that also come to pass! Glory to God! 
Meditate on this and take literally EVERYTHING to God in prayer, don't be shy, bring to Him your basest (most vain and materialistic) desires, bring to Him your Holiest of Holy Desires, no matter, bring them all! The bad desires will be transformed to good desires and all your good desires will come to pass when you pray like this!

2) Forgive quickly, frequently and keep away from Condemnation and Guilt, neither receiving it nor giving it.

There's a reason Jesus taught about forgiving every time He taught us to pray. Consider the Lord's prayer and consider the continuation of Mark 11:22-24 here:

And whenever ye may stand praying, forgive, if ye have anything against any one, that your Father also who is in the heavens may forgive you your trespasses; and, if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in the heavens forgive your trespasses.’ (Mk 11:25,26)
This is something very, very important. It is something that not only will block your prayers, it will kill it's lovers from the inside - literally and spiritually. Yes, some people just can't let go of their forgiveness, they love holding a grudge. Others can't embrace Grace, because they're too arrogant and prideful to give up their Guilt and as a result, the Guilty almost always give more Guilt to others as they condemn them.

Clear your heart of unforgiveness, as many times as necessary, as many times as you feel it. Embrace the True Grace of God that declares you and your neighbor forever forgiven and let go of condemning yourself and condemning others. Do not even entertain these thoughts again and when you do, as we surely will do, let it be so fleeting that as soon as you smell their scent you cast them out.

Consider these words:
Beloved, if our heart may not condemn us, we have boldness toward God, and whatever we may ask, we receive from Him, because His commands we keep, and the things pleasing before Him we do. (1 John 3:21,22)
 ...reasonings bringing down, and every high thing lifted up against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of the Christ... (2 Cor 10:5)
So take care to guard your hearts and minds. Forgive yourself, forgive others - for God has forgiven you and them. If you struggle with unforgiveness, I would look to Paul (click here) who had every reason to hold on to guild as murder of Christians but somehow received and understood the Grace of God beyond any of his contemperaries.

3) Pray in the Name of Yeshua/Jesus - It is the Name meaning "I AM SALVATION"

And now friends this is one of those Rabbit Hole moments when I get all mystical.

You pray in the Name of Jesus all the time. You say your amen's and bless His Name. Now what is His Name?

Jesus told us to pray in His Name:
I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask Me for anything in My name, and I will do it. (John 14:13,14)
Wow! There's that whatever you ask again. I love it! But the NAME... I find God's Name is strange. I AM THAT I AM. God is existence and reality and above all personal (He is the I AM not the it is). This is God's Name and this is the Name He gave Moses.

Let me tell you, this is a great, great, great secret. When Jacob fought with the Angel of Yahowa (it was God who was the 'angel' whom I believe to be Yeshua or Jesus) Jacob demanded He tell him His Name. God declined to give it to him. Later, Moses asked about His Name too and God told him HIS Name - I AM THAT I AM or I AM.  To be precise, Moses asked the Lord about what he should tell the Israelites should they ask Moses for HIS Name... the Israelites, however, NEVER did ask Moses for God's Name! And to do this day, their ancestors, the Jewish Nation who are of the tribe of Judah and still carry the name of Israel do not know His Name and dare not even read it.

And yet... this was God's Name for Generations to Come! So here comes Jesus and what does Jesus tell the Father?
I did manifest Thy name to the men whom Thou hast given to me out of the world; Thine they were, and to me Thou hast given them, and Thy word they have kept. (John 17:6)
Wow! Jesus is the One who Reveals the NAME OF GOD TO ALL MANKIND.

Ok so then... Here's the thing, what does it really mean to pray in the Name of Yeshua/Jesus? I pray literally in His Name... "In Jesus' Name, Amen" we always pray like this. But I think we are missing something else in all of this, buried in the routine of this tradition. 
And God saith unto Moses, 'I AM THAT WHICH I AM;' He saith also, 'Thus dost thou say to the sons of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.' (Exo 3:14)
Why did Moses have to say I AM sent me to you? Shouldn't it have been the He is sent me to you?

I believe there is a great and very empowering truth in the I AM. When you appropriate the I AM you bring out the power of God already within, from your union with God that is in Christ - He is the Vine, you are the Branch and where does the vine really end and the branch begin? You are One with God. And when you appropriate through this Unity and the Blood of Christ, the I AM it empowers you greatly.

You can be like Paul, who said  I am what I am by the Grace of God and I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me and I have been crucified with Christ. These are all statements emanating from the I AM. There are many more you can say, but just meditating on the I AM, and attaching the Word of God and His promises and your Unity in Christ, to that I AM is powerful. As you mediate and pray, declaring or silently uttering or singing such things is awesome:

I AM above and not below.

I AM God's beloved son/daughter.

I AM capable of doing all things through Christ who strengthens me.

I AM One with the Father, One with the Son and One with the Spirit.

You see, if you are asking and praying to God because you think that the answer is there in Heaven then please consider this; Jesus asked us to pray, the very first was to Consecrate God's Name and the very second thing, was to Ask for His Kingdom. We have gone over the Name and now is the Kingdom, the Kingdom is the manifestation of God's Realm and Reign on Earth, His Love, Power and Glory, on Earth through you.

So let me close with this. Look at what Jesus said of the Kingdom:
And having been questioned by the Pharisees, when the reign of God doth come, he answered them, and said, ‘The reign of God doth not come with observation; nor shall they say, Lo, here; or lo, there; for lo, the reign of God is within you.’ (Lk 17:20,21)
The answer to your prayers is within YOU, the Kingdom, the Reign is in you. This is why you pray in the Name of the I AM SALVATION, because that Salvation is now borne with you, this is why you are Born of the Spirit and born again, it is what that means. His very Kingdom is within you.

God's Word Himself is within you (Deut 30:14) and so is His Kingdom and His Salvation (see James 1:21). It is all of Jesus and Jesus is all and He is also within you, He is the Vine, you are the Branch. Can you accept this?

So consider when Moses was faced with the biggest obstacle ever, the entire Egyptian Army behind him and the Red Sea before him, He cried out to God for salvation. And what did God say?
The LORD said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to Me? Tell the Israelites to go forward. And as for you, lift up your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it, so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground. (Ex. 14:15,16)
You see we expect miracles from God when God is expecting miracles from us! 

The Word of Salvation is within you. The Power of Salvation is in your hand. The Kingdom of God is in you. You are One with the Father, One with the Son and One with the Spirit - He is the Vine, you are the Branch. 

It is time to pray in such a powerful way and to do away with our limited mentality. It is time to discover your inheritance. God bless you all. 

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

How the Ancients of Asia spoke of Jesus long before Christianity reached the West

Christians hold to a sense of moral and intellectual superiority - of course, they are far, far from being alone. This pride infects all mankind, in fact, it's human nature to think our ways, our thoughts, our cultures, are always best.

But a great an amazing thing happens when you dress your mind with humility instead of arrogance - suddenly, the entire universe begins to make sense in ways you could've only imagined.

I am firmly a Christian which means I believe that Jesus came physically, was crucified, and resurrected, just as is detailed in the Gospels. But ever since my spiritual journey was awakened when I was only a lad of 17, I have noticed Christians like to put God in a box, they like to delineate what is right and wrong, true and false, acceptable and unacceptable, what is orthodox and what is heretic. They are constantly constraining and miniaturizing the Infinite, Boundless ONE - the I AM.

Yet the Truth is that the Sons and Daughters of Most High (and do not constrict the meaning of who is a son or daughter of God through religious creeds) - when these noble ones are Free they always abound in Truth, in Light, in Joy, in Purity, in Holiness, in Righteousness, in Power, in Life and in so much more. They no longer reflect dimly shadows of a forgotten past, slumbering within them; no they are awakened and now Shine Brightly the Light of God in them.

The Church on the other hand has had a tiresome history of suppressing it's children, molding them in pre-set figurines useful only for dust-collecting displays. You can never go far in many (not all) churches because they always tell you how far to go. Some are more relaxed than others, but that is only because they stretch their boundaries farther when they should do away with all artificial limitations - such is the state of things and if you are a Truth and God Seeker, you quickly reach those barriers and find yourself either silently submitting or challenging the older ways. Only the Brave and Courageous desire to go further and they do so with Love and Humility, staying True always to the Lord and Savior Jesus who set us on the journey in the first place.

Here is an amazing, amazing thing I discovered or rather that God revealed to me, something no one has told me, but a mystery rather that could have been known for centuries and centuries by the ancients of Asia but has been buried by the successive efforts of multiple religions (You can read about how this happened to me here and here and here).

It is the mystery of the AUM (Om). 

It is a mystery that brings together the most enormous gathering of people in the world - ever. Something that brings the Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews and Christians together. The rest of the people's are not excluded - in fact, I am sure further mysteries are hidden there that will bring the truth to light.

Aum is said to be the primary syllable of existence itself. It consists of a sound that is said to encompass all the universe, the Creator and everything beyond everything. It is the cosmic and msytical syllable representing the Divine Trinity - the awareness of the Triune Nature of God (not three gods, but rather that Father, Son and Spirit are ONE). In Hinduism this concept has transformed into what they call the Trimurti; it's Buddhist counterpart is Trikaya. The fact that both originate with the linguistically familiar syllable of three "Tri" shows the Indo-European roots of the European and Asian languages (in the Bible, it is thought that one of Noah's sons, Japheth gave rise to these peoples).

Aum is the Beginning and End. Aum is the Creator. The ONE, the All in All, the Immutable, Infinite and Immeasurable One. 


How can I make such a statement? Any Christian who knows a little of their Bible will understand who the Word is that I speak of.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. 
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. 
John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me. And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him. (Taken from John 1)
The AUM is the WORD of God. The Bible says that Jesus is the Word who manifested in our reality.

Now the Bible also says that while the I AM that I AM is the Name of God for Generations and Time Immemorial, the Name of Yeshua or Jesus - literally meaning YHWH (I AM) IS SALVATION - is The Name Above Every Name.

So we know now that Aum is the Word who is Jesus - the Name Above every Name.

Will you let me show how this is connected to Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism and Christianity?

On the Indian sub-continent, arguably the most popular number is the 786. 

It is said - not without controversy - that the number 786 is represented by Aum. Aum is The Word, remember. The cosmic syllable representing the entirety of Existence and the Eternally and Timelessly Existing One, the Creator.

It is said that the number 786 - also not without controversy but undeniable - represents the Arabic Abjad's numbering of the first verse of every chapter in the Qu'ran. The first verse speaks of the Name of God - that's really important, in fact the first word of the Qu'ran is B'ism - meaning "In the Name".  And it goes on to say what nature is God; He is "The Most Merciful and The Most Compassionate" (not unlike John's assertion that God is Love).

What has not been said by anyone as far I know - and this is astounding - is the Hebrew Gematria for the number 786. Their are only 50 Biblical words that match this number. Sometimes a word has two variants of the same word with the same number. But with 786 the most common word has 6 of those 50 words mean Salvation and Save. So 786 has 6 variants of this Word, this Root Word for Salvation. The other word of 786 that stands out is Shmut - meaning NAMES.

So 786 refers to the NAMES of SALVATION, the WORD OF GOD, in all the major religions of ASIA. And who is the Name Above all Names - Jesus or Yeshua. The I AM SALVATION that is the Name, the Word, the Aum, the 786. All in All.

Where does that leave us? What does it mean for Christians?

It means well-meaning Christians everywhere need to re-evaluate who they are and what they say to so-called non-Christians. It means that we need to stop putting invisible walls between us and those who are not like us. (To be sure, every body puts these walls, like I said before, but my audience are primarily Christians so I speak to them pointedly, and as a Christian myself).

Jesus said blessed are the Peacemakers - i.e. those that connect people to people, who destroy barriers, who strive to be inclusive not exclusive, who say "Welcome!", who are not afraid to call those who appear as Strangers as Brothers and Sisters, as Children of the Father. After-all, when Jesus taught the people to pray "Our Heavenly Father", He made no distinction, He didn't make sure they were "Christians" ! And yes He spoke of division, but if you notice He spoke about the members of our house, perhaps even more deeply, coming to follow Jesus means we come into conflict with the parts of our beings that enslaved to the world's systems and mentalities.

He also spoke about how people will come from all over to sit at His Table in the Kingdom. Christians have become so rigid that they are now deciding who can sit at the Table in the Kingdom - they will be very quick to qualify such souls, telling them what to believe or what doctrines to accept (as if that is faith!). But "God does not call the qualified, He qualifies the called"! 

This is indeed the proof of God's Open Invitation to the Nations of Asia and the World Beyond - the 786. 

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

This is how you supercharge yourself right now - Awaken the I AM in you!

This post is actually linked to a previous one goes into depth about this subject from the Bible, from the days of Eden and Moses. It's a two-minute read and you can check it out here (I would say I highly recommend that you do before reading this... but I bet you, you won't though! 😁)

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You can consider this a template to loosely follow as you are led by the Spirit in you.

1. Start at the Cross: 

The Cross is Everything and is itself so Deep; it is the starting point of your journey to identify your I AMness. I would really encourage you to ponder the Cross, ponder Jesus the Son of God, crucified for our sins (consciousness of KOGE*) and resurrected for righteousness (consciousnesses of God's love for us and our unity with God). The Cross is much deeper than a historical fact of the NT, or a Sunday School teaching - it is timeless in itself and it's ramifications are stupendous (click here to read more about it, I really encourage you to do so for this one!)

Keep in mind that there are many, many teachings that resemble somethings I have said here and I haven't one where they don't neglect the Cross or it's factual occurrence - namely, that the Word manifested in Flesh and Died for Us.

So how is this part of the exercise? Well, it is much more than just that. Let the image of the Cross be seared in your mind, see Him in your mind's eye, Crucified, and do so often and frequently, when you meditate and when you don't. I love this song by Kutless... you'll understand when you hear it.

2. Breathe. Meditate on the I AM - say the I AM.

Start by getting yourself in a meditative position (sitting, standing, stably, quietly; click here to see Abraham and Isaac were masters of meditation). And just breathe, be conscious of your breathing, be mindful of how you feel, your body, your surroundings (smells, sounds, etc, but best to close to your eyes or not if you wish). By the way, the word Spirit in the OT and NT is the same word for breathe and wind - makes for an interesting read when you think that. By doing this  you are actually beginning to grasp an awareness of yourself, your very being.

Now contemplate your beingness by saying and more importantly quietly thinking - I AM. Take a moment when you can, repeat it in your mind a dozen times or so, just bask in this. You will find that you are happy and peaceful because that is the original state of our consciousness of life. As you do this, you meditate on  your being. Descartes said "I think therefore I am." Just think on your beingness for a moment.

As you begin to say I AM, let it resonate in your mind, in your life. You are not a helpless, leaf caught by the winds, thrown into violent waters, helpless to move, helpless to stand, helpless to make a difference. "I AM"... it shakes the world like thunder. Now you realize, in this strong stillness, and mighty peace, YOU ARE and YOU CAN initiate, create, step out of the treacherous waters of REACTION and stand on the Mountain of Pro-Action and Creation. You can Create and steer your path as you wish, as you want, as you desire!

And take courage - for the Desires of the Righteous is Only Good (Prov 11:23) when it is fulfilled it is a Tree of Life (Prov 13:12) and sweet to the soul (Prov 13:19), they are Pure and they yours to feel as if you have them, they are yours to embrace and not deny for it is God manifesting Himself through you, manifesting HIS KINGDOM in you (remember, how the Lord taught us to pray).

Look what Paul says and meditate and thoughtfully declare it in your minds (and if you want out loud; keep in mind many preacher teach about saying affirmations but they speak little if anything of the I AM and consciousness of the I AM, of being. So that is just a single and very big difference from 'word of faith' teachings).



But here is real, boundless power:

As He is, so I Am.

I am one with my Father, one with My brother (Jesus), one with the Spirit.

I am that I am that I am what I am by the Grace of God (attaching your I AMness to the Grace of God).

Remember, you are meditating on these TRUTHS from the position of the I AM in you. You are meditating on the I AM and then you are growing the revelation of the I AM in you - the awareness of being and existing - and now expanding the I AM by attaching to it Deeper Truths that bring you into a position of strength and manifestation of His Kingdom.

You can also attach your needs to the I AM:

I AM very happy I AM.

I AM very wise I AM.

I AM very healthy I AM.

You can also extend the boundaries of the I AM to your family:

As He is, so ARE WE.

WE ARE highly favored, deeply loved and greatly blessed WE ARE.

WE ARE a very happy family, full of love, life and light WE ARE.

Go ahead, try it out, and let the Holy Spirit (Breath) of God guide you. It's a wonderful and empowering experience!

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The Mystery of the Sleeping I AM in you - A Powerful Truth to Act On!

There are many mysteries in the Bible. And there are so many mysteries yet that God has scattered among humankind, on earth and in the universe. So if I am going to qualify what I share with you as the "ultimate secret" how far shall we fall short from all that God is and has done. I say this because I am so tempted to say it is the ultimate secret just because this stuff is VERY powerful and life-changing. 

One of these mysteries or secrets (hidden in plain sight in the verses of the Holy Scriptures) is the mystery of the Name of God. His Name - the Name that is His for all time, for all ages, for all generations (Ex 3:15) is - I AM THAT I AM - Ahyeh Asher Ahyeh (in Hebrew). In fact the great secret is that the I AM THAT I AM is with you always (Ex 3:12) and that the I AM sent Moses to deliver the Israelites from slavery. To read more about this peculiar way of putting it, read on here.

Now here's the thing - I AM - is a powerful, powerful statement. But it is not just a statement. It is Being Itself, Consciousness, Power, Reality - it is the ALL in ALL, Infinity. The Words I AM resounds in all Creation because it is above and over Creation, timeless and endless.

What really happened on that fateful day in the Garden of Eden, when the first humans ate from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil? What was the first thing Adam and Eve did?

They HID from God - the I AM (God's Name, YHWH or Yahowah, is sort of like HE IS or I AM in the third person). In their minds - consciousness - they had to hide from God. In other words, the I AM was banished from their consciousness. And ever since that moment the I AM sleeps in all His children on the Earth. The entire race of humankind has become dead to the I AM in them. They think about "I" all the time in selfish ways exposing their utter lack, hunger, and emptiness without the I AM. They crave, they desire, they long; all of the hustle and bustle of mankind is a futile REACTION to the fallen world.

Rich, poor, north, south, black, white, east, west, up, down - every son of Adam and daughter of Eve are blind to the I AM in them and do not overcome the torrential flood waters of Noah. They need the Ark and they do not know where it is. So they are tossed and turned by the stream of thoughts in their mind - one thought leads to another, and yet another. The storms of life and hardships of day to day life take everyone captive to a locked way of thinking.

Take a moment to pause and understand your thoughts - when was the last time your mind was totally calm and still? Each thought in your mind comes from the one preceding it and so on it goes. It is an endless river, but you as a Man and Woman, need not drown in this endless living death.

The world is like the River of Egypt - the Nile; linear, one thing leads to another. But the I AM is like a still, massive, mighty ocean, expanding into every conceivable corner of everything.

It is the Truth - it can not be grasped, or held in the hands, or examined and studied like a book; it is insurmountable and unfathomable; it can only be experienced when you jump in!

The I AM exists and it exists apart from all existence (our thoughts need liberation from this!) and because it is like so, it is therefore the First and the Last, the Amen, the Faithful One, the Creator.

So there was Moses being told to go the Israelites and deliver them from this brainwashing slavery. And what does God tell Moses to say to his kinfolk...

"I AM sent-me to-you." In Hebrew it reads "Ahyeh shalkhani alaykum".

You see, this is the Liberation from Slavery - to be, to be I AM. To take upon your own lips, the Name of the I AM. I am not saying you are the Creator - but I am saying that you and the Creator are together, are One - quoting the OT, Jesus pointed out that the Scriptures declare we are gods, and He came to fully expound on this; He is the VINE and we the Branches... as I have said elsewhere, where does the Branch end and the Vine begin? You are a temple of the Holy Spirit, a Tabernacle of God, in whom GOD ALMIGHTY dwells and rests and finds delight.

Many of us know this theologically, theoretically, dogmatically and doctrinally. But we don't LIVE and EXPERIENCE the VERY ESSENCE of our Nature - our I AMness. Remember how God created humankind - literally, God created us in HIS LIFE-BLOOD usually translated in English as 'likeness' but you can read more about that here.

When you awaken the I AM in you, you shall be free indeed. Jesus spoke about the need for the seed to die to give fruit. Dying to yourself is dying to your consciousness of separation from God, your Father, the I AM! It came at no feeble price from the I AM Himself. The I AM became flesh and dwelt among us, and as the Lamb, as the God of the Universe - died on the Cross - the mystery of mysteries, but the Most Convincing Undeniable Proof of God's Divine Love for All Humankind!

You, like Jesus, are God's beloved Son and Daughter in Whom HE is well-pleased. The I AM - it is a state of being not doing, having, or accomplishing, but being. So root your identity in the I AM. All things (Life, Abundance, Strength, Wisdom, etc) flow from this! The Acorn and the Mighty Oak Tree - they are one in Eternity - Timelessness! - pray and believe you have received is past, continuous (see Mk 11:23) - praying ye receive.

Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive [them], and ye shall have [them]. 1 John 5:14-15 

So get out of your body/flesh to do what you must according to who you are. Dare to draw even from your future self who is the fulfilled "as He is so are are we" man/woman (1 Jn 4:17).

Quit taking the Name of the Lord in vain. You know we do this so frequently... examples: I am tired. I hate my job. Why does this happen to me. I am poor. I have nothing. I am nothing. I can't. I am lazy. I am sleepy. I am hungry. I am needy.

Take up the Name of the Lord as the I AM in you - THE I AM IS YOUR SAVIOR - the I AM IS YOUR SALVATION (HIS NAME IS JESUS - He Lived, Died on the Cross and Rose Again - oh what love is this!)

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