Please shed light on Matthew 5:39, which says,
But I say unto you, that ye resist not evil.
Also in Romans 2:21, it written,
be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
We always confront evil, but in these verses, we are advised not to resist evil, rather overcome evil with good.
Overcome evil with good is truly a hard saying because most Christians are more interested in confronting anything that inflicts the slightest discomfort on them.
Resist not evil means do not devote the whole of your being fighting poverty, pain, frustration, sickness, forces of darkness, enemies of progress, etc.
You must learn not to create antagonism. You must not surrender to the natural impatience of your lower mind, and start yelling out, oh Lord, how long?
How long should I continue to suffer from this, suffer from that? Overcome evil with good means, let the light of God within you shine upon the darkness around you, and that will lead to its dissolution. You are only scratching the surface when you indulge in binding and casting of evil influences.
where is God?
Interesting question. In a society where religious bigotry is prevalent, lucid pronunciations will certainly go a long way to help us humble religious bigots in our midst. I freely admit, the bible is replete with milky passages, but one of the lucid pronouncements of the master Jesus was the kingdom of God is within you.
Luke 17:21 neither shall they say, lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
Under normal circumstance, you must have a kitchen in your house. you can go to any market of your choice. you can go to the small market near you or the big market far away from you, or perhaps, buy cooking ingredients from the roadside, but the cooking must take place in your kitchen. In the same vein, my sister woman Gift, the almighty God, the Great White Spirit, the Creator of all things is not a great being outside of you, that can be found only in a place of worship. The Almighty God is not tied to any creed or dogma.
The truest religion is awakening of God consciousness in your own being. Not lo here, not lo there, the Kingdom of God is within you. Countless people are seeking for god in many ways, but the god they seek is within them. God is within you, and all about you. But God remains lethargic until you start thinking strongly of him, and know that he exists.
You can access the almighty God through your thoughts. The almighty God is a power which is produced and aroused by your own thoughts. First, you must believe that God exists, then think of him constantly. Praise, bless and give thanks to this everlasting Power. As you do this constantly, it becomes potent and readily accessible to you.
I want to make clearer, people that genuinely have feelings for others compassion for the suffering masses. People that deeply bother about the pains fellow mortals are passing through and crave to do something about it, are slowly accessing the mighty Power of God within them. The truest religion is the realization of God in your innermost being, and not in your daddy in the lord.
Jesus the Christ or Jesus Christ. Which is the correct one?
Obviously, adherents of the Christian faith became familiar with the name Christ, after the physical manifestation of the master Jesus. But the truth is the history of Christ did not begin after the birth of the master Jesus or neither did it end with his crucifixion.
Christ has always been there before the physical manifestation of the master Jesus. I freely admit the spirit of Christ manifested in full force through the master Jesus than it had ever manifested through any other master or teacher on planet earth. But that does not mean the master Jesus was the first holy vehicle used by Christ.
The master Jesus was not the first neither will he be the last. it is interesting to note, our elder brother man John said, the true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. Of a truth I tell you, this light which encapsulates every human being and not only the master Jesus has always been known to us as the Christ. Christ was there when the almighty God created the first brother man Adam in his own image and likeness. and as the child has the quality of the parents so the Spirit of Christ is in every mortal. The Master Jesus came to planet earth to prepare the way for the manifestation of Christ, the Son of God.
Genesis 1:3…. And God said, “let there be light, and there was light.
John 1:6-9… there was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the light that all men through him might believe. He was not that light but was sent to bear witness of that light. That was the true Light which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
please shed light on the parable of the mustard seed. In Matthew 13: verse 31 to 32, it is written,
“the kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field, which indeed is the least of all the seeds; but when it is grown it is greater than the herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches.”
In the mustard seed parable, we are made to understand that, deep-seated within us, we have the power to make things happen. The mustard seed is among the smallest of seeds, but that notwithstanding, the mustard seed has faith to know that within itself it has the power to express itself outwardly to become the largest of garden plants. Inwardly, the mustard seed has an exact picture of what it must express, what it must become. The master Jesus want mortals to know that just as the mustard seed, they have the power within themselves to achieve the unachievable.
In this parable, the master Jesus was actually referring to the quality of faith, instead of the quantity of faith. He was referring to a faith that knows. Within us, we must have an exact picture of what we intend to accomplish outwardly. Nothing can be accomplished outwardly without a perfect inner urge.
Shed light on the wedding garment parable.
“but when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes. 12 he asked, ‘how did you get in here without wedding clothes, friend?’ the man was speechless. “then the king told the attendants, ‘tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ “for many are invited, but few are chosen.”
The wedding garment parable interests me. It has to do with wearing a dress that is suitable for a particular occasion. For instance, if you are invited to a particular function and the dress code for the occasion is a red shirt, black trousers, and a pair of black shoes, you cannot access the occasion if you wear something contrary to the specified dress code for the occasion. He saw a brother man, who did not have a wedding garment and he asked him, how did you come in here without a wedding garment? Lastly, in verse 14, it is written, for many are called, but few are chosen. We hear heaven, heaven, heaven: I want to go to heaven, after death.
You cannot go to heaven with the physical body or astral body. These are lower bodies we temporarily use to function on planet earth and on the astral plane. After death, we must abandon them and make use of our higher bodies. Without the garment, none of us shall find those planes of heavenly bliss.
Remember we have been told, the kingdom of God is within us.
Within us exist the realms of consciousness and whatever we do on planet earth must be communicated to the rest of our invisible bodies. Therefore, as we strive to do what is right and have the fear of God as we observe moderation,
In all things, strive to love fellow mortals and strive to be charitable. In reality, we are building our wedding garment through our day to day activities. In summation, without the wedding garment, without the aura and without development of the spiritual senses while alive on planet earth, none of us can pertake in heavenly bliss.