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RevBates.tv Global - Weekly Message To The Masses for April 17, 2011 

              Let's get into the consciousness of these sacred holidays that are being observed throughout the world this week:      "1O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever." ... "5I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place." ... "24This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." ... "28Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee." ... "29O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever." - Psalms 118, Holy Bible, Written Torah
               
     Throughout the ancient scriptures we find words that reveal to us that G-d responds to us ... not just some of us, but all of us.  And this was the Master Mind Jesus' message throughout his three-years of teaching and demonstrating the Truth.  But first we must understand the nature of G-d and so during his Last Passover Supper, Jesus attempted to illustrate our "unity with" and our "power to appropriate" Spirit.  Simply put, this means that we "use" G-d and G-d "uses" us, to do, to be, and to enjoy the abundance of good that is available to us, both Seen and un-Seen.  Those who believed the radical Jesus were inspired, those who feared him called him a heretic.  He had spent his entire life preparing himself for these three years of living, teaching and demonstrating the Truth ... that G-d indwells us ... it is "The Christ" ... it is the life within us.  His attempts to frame this movement of consciousness in words that those around him could understand and actualize in their own life experiences resulted in parables that contain such profound, universal truths, that spiritual seekers all over the world continue to study and meditate on them.

     "And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it ..." - Jesus, Luke 19:41, New Testament Bible

           "Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling, calling for you and for me ..." ... these words from the old spiritual song have always reminded me that Jesus called us to "love one another" ... He wasn't attempting to start a revolution or a new religion, but to "evolve" the idea of "G-d's Love for everyone" ... but he knew his message was not being understood by the people.  Those who were inspired by him wanted a "King" not spiritual understanding.  They wanted to overthrow the visible powers, not grasp the awareness of spiritual power.  Those who were against him feared his growing influence to inspire people to think for themselves and to question both the power of the government and the power of the religious leaders.  

     For those who have read the four Gospels; Matthew, Mark, Luke, John ... we can easily find the contradictions which reveal that even the Gospel writers could not fully comprehend the evolutionary spiritual philosophy of the radical Jesus.  Who could comprehend a man who had such a fullness of the Spirit within his consciousness that he did not fear physical death?  It was the "Christ" within him that transcended fear and uncertainty, and strengthened him to do that which he believed was his to do.  His disciples had failed to embody the consciousness as evidenced by the well-known "denial" by Peter, and the lesser known denial of ten other disciples.  As Jesus had fully revealed the Christ consciousness within himself, he was ready to prove to the world that G-d Is Life and Life Is G-d, both here and in the here-after.

     Eric Butterworth writes in his book, "Discover the Power Within You" ... "On the cross, one of the most misunderstood of the dramatic "Seven Last Words" is "Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani" (Matthew 17:46).  This has been rendered, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me."  How unfortunate has been this mistranslation.  For if God would or could forsake this most advanced soul, then what hope is there for us?  How can we or why should we worship and love a God who would ordain or even acquiesce in this horrible experience? ... Now we know that Jesus' words have been misunderstood.  George Lamsa, world-renowned Syrian scholar and translator of the Bible from the ancient Peshitta, says that Jesus was actually saying, "My God, my God, for this I was kept - I am fulfilling my destiny.  I am on the way through the dark hour to the great demonstration of resurrection and the complete fulfillment of man's divinity."

     Reading the scriptures literally brings us up short in understanding consciousness, especially "The Christ" consciousness embodied by the Master Mind Jesus.  But, I don't believe this was the writers of the Gospels intentions, but merely resulting from their lack of spiritual awareness and their belief in duality.  This belief in a power other than G-d, has troubled the human mind throughout history and continues to be the predominant thought in our world today.  Jesus was so convinced of the power of "The Christ" within him to transcend physical death that he did nothing to "save" himself.  He knew as did the author of Ecclesiastes (12:17), that "The dust will return to the ground as it was, and the spirit will return to G-d who gave it." 

     I believe that most of us have revealed "The Christ" within us during our lives, although we may not have recognized it as so.  Every time we have had a major disappointment or a set-back and continued to keep faith with Life, we have revealed "The Christ" within us.  Anytime we have felt like our situation was hopeless and that we were going it alone, but stopped and realized that with G-d all things are possible, we have revealed "The Christ" within us.  The magnificent Jesus gave us proof that "we can do all things, through Christ which strengthens us" ... this was his truth and he demonstrated it because he depended on it ... and we can too.


AND SO IT IS!

Keep the faith!
Rev. Dr. Henry Lee Bates

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