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MASTER MIND JESUS
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The Way to a Wonderful Life, Sunday, December
up in Missouri as a child of Baptist parents, my measure of spiritual
and religious awareness was very limited. I must have been in high
school when I first realized that Jesus' last name wasn't Christ.
Baptist preachers didn't say "Jesus the Christ" or
"Christ Jesus" but "Jesus Christ" ... perhaps it was
because their congregations accepted this as true or perhaps they just
didn't know any better themselves. Yet, with their study of the
Holy Bible one would think that they had found within the scriptures
that the "Christ" wasn't a man, but the Living Spirit of G-d
within all people ... Jesus explained this very definitely
himself. The "Christ" being part of the Power, Spirit
and Intelligence of G-d, imparted to each of us and incarnated within
our soul. In the Book of Genesis 1:27, It is referred to as the
"image and likeness of G-d" ... "And
God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him;
male and female created he them."
If we study the Bible or the Torah with this as our foundation, the
scriptures take on a whole different meaning for us. The Master
Mind Jesus referred to this as the "Light" within us ... "I
am the Light of the world"
and he stated further as written in Matthew 5:14, "You
are the Light of the world."
And so we realize that "Light" is the Presence of G-d within
us and around us ... Omnipresent in the universe in which we live.|
we are fully conscious of what we can do, there is no power in the
universe that can prevent us. The Christ story illustrates this.
When the time for the Christ to appear had come, the Inn seemed to be
closed, and no home to receive him. But an idea, whose time has
come, must find its fulfillment. The lowly manger became a shrine
to glory, which completely transcended everything around it. The
most mundane expression is covered with light when the emphasis is
placed upon the spiritual reality. The Wise Men had to come from
the four corners of the earth in adoration. The mystics throughout
the ages have known that nothing can hold back that which is their
- Dr. Robert H.
dispels darkness, and we know spiritually, Light is knowledge,
understanding and wisdom. And so we know why light as a symbol for
spiritual enlightenment is found in Hanukkah and Christmas celebrations
throughout the world. Light festivals have become more and more
prominent in our contemporary culture. Jewish and Hindu people
both celebrate a "Festival of Lights" but for different
reasons. And although there is controversy surrounding the
Maccabees, Light Festivals and the Menorah continue to be prominent in
Jewish culture. Varies sects of the Christian faith also make use
of lighting candles as part of the Christmas celebration; i.e.
Candlelight Mass, Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, etc.
is the story of Hanukkah as it is taught to Jewish children: The Syrian
king Antiochus demanded that the Jews in his dominion abandon their
religion and worship the Greek gods. A small band of rebels, heroically
led by Judah Maccabee, rose up against Antiochus's army and, against all
odds, were victorious. They returned to the Temple in Jerusalem to find
it desecrated, a pagan idol installed there. The holy lights were out,
and there was only enough oil to last for one day. Then the miracle: the
flame stayed lit for eight days, until new oil was found." ...
there may be a message for the world in the Hanukkah story. If the
Maccabees had not been victorious, would monotheism have survived? Would
Christianity or Islam ever have come into being? Perhaps the Hanukkah
story should be
cause for celebration outside the Jewish community as well as within."
- Edgar M. Bronfman, 2008
Master Mind Jesus observed the celebration of Hanukkah in the Temple
[John 10:22-23] during the winter of AD 29. Being of the Jewish
faith, Jesus observed all of the Jewish Holidays and Observances.
Especially, I believe that he would have celebrated Hanukkah and the
victory of the Maccabees because this victory illustrated the strength
of the Christ in each of us and the Light that not only shined from the
oil, but the Light of truth and faith that filled the minds of those who
accepted this as a triumph of the Living Spirit of G-d present in and
through us and all things that concern us. Hilary Leila Krieger
writes in the New York Times: "Many
Americans, Jews as well as Christians, think that the legend of the
long-lasting oil is the root of Hanukkah’s commemoration. And perhaps
that mistake is no surprise, given that for many the holiday has morphed
into “Christmas for Jews,” echoing the message of peace on earth
accompanied by gift giving. In doing so, the holiday’s own message of
Jewish survival and faith has been diluted."
It is this survival of faith, I suspect, is why the Master Mind Jesus
observed Hanukkah and it is this survival of faith in One G-d that
provided us with the pathway to a greater realization of the
Omnipresence, Omnipotence and Omniscience of G-d. Our study of the
scriptures clearly show us that Jesus rejected religious dogma, but his
faith, which had its foundation in Jewish history, was the triumphant
element of his philosophy and teachings.
This is a time for celebration and
participation in whatever events our particular spiritual or religious
affiliations offer us. For many of us, it is a time to become
reacquainted with what these annual celebrations mean to us. And
for those who are so inclined, to study the Truth as it is woven through
each of these holidays throughout history. Each of us can find our
own way of celebration, and perhaps even find new ways in which to
heighten our appreciation of this mystical time of year through the
celebrations of Hanukkah and Christmas and New Year's Eve ... light the
candles, hang the lighted decorations, be conscious of the use of light
around us, and realize that this light is dispelling the darkness of
human weakness with the Light of Truth ... the revealing of the Christ
within the world and within our own soul.
"Ye are the light of the world," the mystical Jesus declared,
and this light can never be extinguished, for It is part of that Eternal
Light of the Presence of G-d, always and forever expressing Itself
through Life, world without end. It is Intelligence, Power, and
Life ... It is our guiding light ... directing us always to that which
is for our highest and greatest good, G-d. It is our sufficiency in all
things, always ... it is the faith that sustained the Maccabees and it
is the faith that shall sustain us in joy and happiness and peace and
love ... it is the Truth revealed in Light.
SO IT IS!
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