Part 130

Is It The God Within Or The God Without?

The true meaning of our higher dimensional consciousness is without a doubt not yet grasped by many who sincerely use the name of Jesus Christ. We have yet to realise that our true I is definitely not part of our natural or carnal man. ''the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit for they are foolishness to him, but they are spiritually discerned''. I Cor 2:14. This wonderful understanding which is no doubt gaining ground among many has yet to be shown its importance to the vast religious majority. In gaining ground we every one of us need to be willing to give up that which would hinder. What would be the thing that would hinder us? Would it be our false appetites, our resentments, jealously, envy, greed, malice etc? Now having said that, I am sure it would cause many of us to maybe lose heart, but NO this is not a forced thing it is simply ALLOWING the truth, the true I of ourselves, which is in everyone of us to have ITS way in our lives. A good foundation for what we are sharing here are the very words of Jesus Christ ''Neither do I condemn you, go and sin not more'' If we can grasp it there is a total lifting of our guilt, in no more condemnation. The words go and sin no more are in other words, listen to what Spirit is saying to us & not heed what our natural carnal selves would tell us & let a change in our attitude begin to take place. It will not happen overnight & we are not saying that there would not come soon for some a sense of a knowing that we are definitely being led gradually, to a higher understanding & sense of change.

Our Human-hood!

In our human-hood there are two of us, the man of the earth and that man who wishes to have his being in Christ. At this moment it is the man who wishes to die daily to his or as one or more have termed it our Antichrist nature. Oh God destroy finiteness within me, bring forth that which is Christlike in me, which we are so glad to say is in every one of us, as we each and every one of us have been created Sons of God, by birth, but not all by faith. This is what we are endeavouring to share, if we would desire a change. Through our surrender, we are opening ourselves to the Divine Influence that it may enter our consciousness and govern us. No experience can go beyond the consciousness of the individual, & when the individual permits his or her consciousness to be dedicated to the service of God, that is the measure of talent or capacity that flows through.

The Evolving States Of Consciousness!

Our invisible substance called consciousness, which can be experienced, but never defined or analysed by our natural man or mind, has a meaning beyond that found in any dictionary, a meaning that we can comprehend only through our Spiritual awareness & powers of discernment.

One has shared this. ''Consciousness is not only eternal and omnipresent but is our eternal awareness which has been endowed in every man if he desires to pursue it. This conscious awareness which we each have though we may have not yet actually activated it, fills all space, not merely on earth, but beneath the earth, & the heavens, and is without beginning & without end. Every man has been endowed with this almost unbelievable gift. Why? We each of us inherited this before the foundation of the World.

''Who determined the measures of the earth, if you know? ---- When the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy?'' Job 38:5 &7. Amplified.

At some time in the history of mankind, man lost his divine heritage, that is, he became unaware of it.

It is described in Scripture as the Adamic experience. Adam & Eve, symbolic figures, represent the human race which accepted a belief in two powers, a power of good & a power of evil, & by accepting that belief they were driven out of the Garden of Eden and became separated from their Source, their God-consciousness. That is the belief, but in truth nothing can really separate anyone from infinite divine harmony. It is man's ignorance that deceives him!

As a result of the sense of separation that sprang up, symbolised by Adam & Eve being cast out of the Garden of Eden, we find a mortal concept being entertained in the form of two sons. These two sons were the mortal concepts of the human race---one good and one evil. With that concept, the human race went deep down into degradation, into the lowest form of human life, even cannibalism in some places, with murder a natural accompaniment of this low state of consciousness.

From that time on the human race, as such, had no contact with God. It was that ''natural man who receives not the things of the Spirit of God''. Jesus Christ Himself summed it up in these words, ''If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered.'' That is the human race. It is not you or I as individuals: it is all of the human race.

The true parable of the Prodigal Son is not only an account of a man who left his Father's house and returned. It is the story of the human state of consciousness that left its Fathers house to wander on earth, setting up a self-hood of its own, & finally coming to the place of creating such marvellous things that it now wonders if they will not turn on him and destroy his life: ''See what a world I have made for myself!

I have split the atom; I have created the greatest power there is on earth; & now I am afraid that it is going to devour me.''

Frankenstein! The human mind creating its own destruction, bring itself to a feast with the swine, and not only individually but collectively saying, ''Where do we go from here? Now that we have made this great power, we do not control it: we fear it!''

At this very moment, the human mind is eating its banquet with the swine. It is at a low an ebb as it has ever been in the history of the world. It does not know if it can ever survive until tomorrow. In the back of that mind it is wishing it were in the Father's house or wondering perhaps if there is a Father's house to return to. Consciously or unconsciously, the world is reaching out for spiritual light in order to be released from the Frankenstein it has created.

There is only one way to be released. If you have made a poison and are afraid of it, if you have made a bomb and are afraid of it, if you have created an ideology and are now afraid of it, the remedy is to realise that the I which you are is consciousness, not form; conciousness not mind.'' This realisation is man's only means of escape.

The Light Breaking Through!

Primal, original Consciousness is pure, infinite, harmonious, and all-good; and this is consciousness of individual being. When we cut ourselves off or are cut off from that infinite divine Consciousness and come to have a mind and a life of our own, separate from God, we are no longer under the law of God. Life then becomes a matter of chance, a statistic; sometimes good and sometimes evil, but more often evil than good.

The only hope for a restoration to harmony is to return to the Father's house and to be united again consciously with God. Fortunately, this does not depend upon us. It is not our human efforts that bring us back to God. It is the light of God breaking through. I hope that none of us will ever think that we brought ourselves to a spiritual teaching or that we are responsible for remaining on the spiritual path or for any spiritual progress in our life. This would destroy all our chances for real progress.

If we think of the millions of people on earth who from almost any standpoint are as good or better than we are and who are not on the Path, but are surely entitled to be on the spiritual path as much as we are, it must be clear that we have not come this far because we deserve it or because we have chosen God.

To believe that we of ourselves have chosen a spiritual pathway would be egotism in its final stage. No God has chosen us. The finger of God has touched us, not because we have earned it, deserved it, or are any better than the rest of mankind, but for reasons which go back long before our present experience on earth, reasons that have to do with evolving consciousness which always comes to fruition in its own time.

''You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you . . .I have chosen you out of the world therefore the world hates you'' As we evolve from state to state of consciousness, at last we return to where we were in the beginning with all the glory we had with God before the human sense of the world was. It is not our human efforts that draw us back to God: it is the primal Substance, Consciousness, drawing us back to Itself.

This process can be likened to a bucket of water into which dirt has been thrown. The dirt cannot remove itself, but eventually it will settle to the bottom and leave the water as pure as it was before the dirt was added. So it is that the Consciousness which we are and which has had thrown into it the dust of the Adamic dream----the crime, the slavery, the belief of two powers ---- but know this that true Consciousness remains pure and is never contaminated.

We began as pure Consciousness and, and regardless of any meanness or selfishness today, there is a Force working in us and through us gradually dispelling it. Over the centuries It eventually dissolved the evil corruption that had been taken on until one day we found ourselves closer to what we were in the beginning. We do not choose God; we do not choose the spiritual life; we do not choose to be on the spiritual path. A human being is not capable of such a choice; a human being is a creature separate and apart from God. But at some point in his evolution, the Light breaks through and puts him on the path.

We cannot claim credit for this because, as human beings, we would never be other than human beings. Spiritual consciousness is projecting itself in and through human consciousness, leading us forward step by step. It is inevitable that some few should be a little ahead of the parade. The grace of God has touched these, before it caught up with the mass of humanity, which is not yet sufficiently advanced and may have to live another life or even two, three, five or seven before it is ready to recognise the Grace already established within.

The cry for freedom and liberty is louder now than it has ever been on earth, and it is not unnatural that the forces would prevent it, it would scream a little louder because in the human picture good and evil are always contending one with the other. But since Consciousness is unfolding toward Its fulfilment on earth those that stand in the way of freedom, liberty, justice, equality, and brotherly love will be crushed.

Anyone who fights against the activities and qualities of God is fighting against the evolving or unfolding of Consciousness.

With the coming of the printing press, knowledge began to replace ignorance, light to replace darkness, and the mind became a greater transparency for the Divine Consciousness. Grossness and dullness are removed in proportion as knowledge and wisdom enter, and the mind becomes imbued with ideas and ideals about which it had never heard before. Yes the light is certainly breaking through!

Except A Man Be Born Of The Spirit!

Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit. . . In mystical teaching, water is always symbolic of the psyche, or the soul; the Spirit is the Divine fire. Up to a certain point, man is of the soul only, and not of the Spirit. That is to say, the Spirit is there with the birth, but the soul remains in a state of darkness until it becomes quickened by and aware of the Spirit. The soul is the clothing of the Spirit, and can be stimulated from within so that it can rise and unite with the Spirit. In course of time, the soul and spirit will unite and become one. In the earlier stages of his earthly journey man is evolving on the two outermost planes, the physical and the psychic, and in doing so he gains experience and is finally born again, born of the spirit, as he turns in earnest to seek God. Many, many souls are living in darkness at the present time. The Elder brethren or as Daniel would call them Watchmen are trying by their love and help to awaken these 'dead' souls and bring them to life.

''The wind bloweth where is listeth''. . . 'the wind' is yet another reference to the Spirit, the divine breath. Blowing where it will, it cannot be defined. No man has seen the Spirit. Man daily sees a manifestation of the Psyche, the soul body, which is continually expressing Itself through the physical, but does not see the Spirit. Yet the spirit can be felt . . . . You sit quietly in meditation and become aware of the breath of Spirit, indescribable and intangible. The wind, the divine breath, ''blows where it listeth''.

You notice that Jesus said to Nicodemus, as if in surprise, ''Are you a master of Israel, and you know not these things?'' There are those even today, who speak purely from the intellect, having much knowledge, but the sweet essence of Spirit expressed through tenderness, love and wisdom, they know not. Jesus was at pains to teach His disciples the knowledge which was of the earthly mind, and the great truth of the Comforter. When the comforter comes to man, man is reborn; the heavens become open tohim, the power of love flows in and through him, and brings gifts of healing, wisdom, power to comfort, power to illumine and to raise others on the wings of Spirit.

You will perhaps remember our references to Nathaniel and the fig tree, and how stress was laid upon the vision by which Jesus saw Nathaniel. The disciples thought it wonderful; but Jesus said in effect, 'It is nothing – only a psychic vision. Wait until you can see angels ascending and descending from heaven'.

This is an experience which can come during times of deep meditation, when the soul is highly attuned and reflects the true vision of heaven. True visions of the spirit do not come through the development of psychic power. Psychic power enables people to see disembodied spirits, to see into an astral world closely connected with the physical; but the heavens are not to be reached by psychic power, or revealed by psychic vision. This is the difference to which Jesus referred in regard to his vision of Nathaniel.

The same with Nicodemus: Nicodemus was a man of knowledge, possessing a powerful intellect, but he lacked spiritual vision and was thus limited. Some think that when Jesus said man 'must be born again' it may perhaps bear a reference to reincarnation; we do not put this interpretation on the words.

We understand them to mean that man can, when he is ready find a new birth.

''Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. If I have told you earthly things, and you believe not, how shall you believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? And no man has ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life''. Jn 3: 11-15.

One would draw our attention to the saying, ''As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up'' Verse 14. The Son of man means that which is born of the flesh. The souls of men must be lifted up by a new birth . . . a new birth when the divine fire is raised in them.

As Christ, through Jesus said, ''I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto Me'' Jn 11:12- 32. I Christ, the Son of God, Christ the in-dweller, was in Jesus, thus Jesus was both the Son of God and the Son of man, both divine and human.

We have often told you the purpose of man's incarnation, of man's life here on earth. Through pain perhaps, and also through and happiness man has slowly to develop his higher body, referred to by many of the saints and masters of past and present; the body of light known as the solar body, or the celestial body, as the Master Paul called it. Growth and development and full birth of this divine self or God-self in man is a slow process, but it is the purpose of your life or being.

''As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness'' Verse 14. . . The serpent is symbolic of the sacred fire kundalini, the solar force which, curled as a snake at the base of the spine, lies dormant in most people, waiting to be awakened. This solar force, this creative power has to be raised up into the head and the heart, under the full control of the Spirit; or through the Word (the Word of God which is love), so that man becomes not a man of earth but of eternal life. This is the coming of the supreme Son, the light, the life, in the form of Christ through Jesus. Although this light had been demonstrated through other initiates in the past, there came through Jesus this full manifestation of the Christ life. The solar body of Jesus had been brought to perfection; the Christ light manifested through him and spoke with authority, saying ''I am the way the truth and the life'' Jn 14:6. That was this solar force, this divine life in him, which was speaking. Thus the raising by Moses of the serpent in the wilderness was symbolic of the raising up of Christ in the world; and also symbolic of the raising of the power of kundalini, the 'serpent' power, or the transmutation of the creative force of the body from the lower centres to the heart and the head.

In the age of Aquarius into which we are now advancing, there will come to the earth a great baptism of the spiritual Sun, there will come a great stimulation of the holy divine fire, the Christ spirit in the heart of all peoples. You may say it is a long way ahead. You cannot be sure. We cannot; we do not know, but we do know the spiritual laws which govern life. We know that the law is for the serpent fire gradually to rise and illumine man's mind and his heart. We know that man's heart will then be filled with kindliness, with love for God and his fellow creatures.

''That whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.'' Jn 3:15-16.

'I am the life, I, Christ, the Son of God – I am the life.' because it is eternal life.' So when that life is born into man, he inherits eternal life, because it is eternal life. The soul itself is not eternal, but the divine spirit, the Son of God quickening within, can bestow eternal life upon it. Only when this birth from above takes place does the soul become eternal.

Again Jesus gave the teaching concerning eternal life: 'Except you believe in me . . . Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father in me . . . Believe on me and you shall be saved. I come to give you life; I come to bring you out of darkness into light; 'I am the resurrection, and the life' Jn 11:25. Do you not see my children, in the death of the physical body the great promise of the coming of the solar being, the solar body? The physical, earthly body, the lower aspect of man, dies; but that supreme solar body which is being brought into being, which is developing and evolving through incarnation after incarnation, is leading man eventually to eternal life. Man does not enter upon eternal until the full consciousness of the Christ life is born in him, until he has developed his solar body. This is the way that all men must tread. The Christ speaking through Jesus made it so plain: 'I come that you will have eternal life' --- the solar force, the Christ life and light. I come into you that you may use this creative force, become a being of light. I come that you may be a master of your life, of your body, of your conditions, of your circumstances in the world. ''I am the way, the truth and the life'' Jn 14:6.

''For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but so that the world might be saved through Him. He who believes on Him is not condemned, but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only-begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than the Light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who practices truth comes to the Light so that his works may be revealed, that they exist, having been worked in God. After these things Jesus and His disciples came into the land of Judea. And He stayed there with them and baptized. And John was also baptizing in Enon near Salim, because there was much water there. And they came and were baptized. For John had not yet been cast into prison. Then a question from John's disciples arose with the Jews about purification, And they came to John and said to him, Rabbi, He who was with you beyond Jordan, to whom you bore witness, behold, He baptizes, and all come to Him! And John answered and said, A man can receive nothing unless it is given to him from Heaven. You yourselves bear witness to me that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before Him. Jn 3:17-28. MKJV.

Orthodoxy conveys the idea that Jesus the man was saviour of mankind, instead of proclaiming to the world that the divine limitless Spirit is the true Son of God and saviour of all men, divine fire born into souls to quicken them, throughout all time as it was in the beginning, it is now and ever shall be . . .' Do not limit this birth of the Christ spirit only to an event of two thousand years ago.

Can One Ever By Any One Road, Reach All Men!

''Seek you first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you''

But we all personally must put the kingdom first and foremost, disregarding as secondary all other things! This would be our greatest error in not knowing the real truth concerning God's spiritual kingdom. Furthermore this wonderful Kingdom, this Kingdom of God is based by most on a false concept of the Spiritual! ''The natural (human man) receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness to him . . . they are spiritually discerned'' or understood. The Kingdom to be understood fully, cannot be understood by the natural man, or his mind but only by the Spirit of God. When we are told by Jesus, ''I have overcome the world'' Are we catching who the I is. This I is the one who healed the sick bodies, raised the dead and also walked on water. This I was not the humanity of Jesus, but was the actual I that (believe it or not) that we each and every one of us possess. This in time, will be revealed to All Men. As we have said before the great spiritual enemy that we each possess is our natural man, that hateful enemy of our true spirituality. When we are told that ''even before the world began each and every one of us were possessed in God and by God we were then lowered''. In the book of Romans we read chapter 11:32.

''For God has consigned (penned up) all men to disobedience, only that He may have mercy on them all [alike].'' Rom 11:32. Amplified.

''In one way or another, God makes sure that we all experience what it means to be outside so that he can personally open the door and welcome us back in.'' Rom 11:32. The Message.

''All people have disobeyed God, and that's why he treats them as prisoners. But he does this, so that he can have mercy on all of them''. Rom 11:32. Contemporary English Version.

Truth as a rule does not appeal to our reason, or our natural man. Why? ''For the natural man cannot receive spiritual things of God''.

''But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.'' I Cor 2:14. MKJV.

The Mystery Of Godliness!

This is written especially to those who God has called, to those who are caught to be caught up to God and His throne. Rev 12:5. No doubt we have all read the sentence ''The mystery of Godliness''. To understand the real meaning of this term we need feeling rather than reason! In cultivating our spiritual sense we become receptive to thoughts which come from within, we become hearers of the word rather than speakers, we become attuned to Spirit rather than reason, in other words we learn to feel the harmony of spiritual being!

As we put off the personal ego which has to do with our Adamic self and this of course (is where the origin of the Adamic dream is from) and attain the divine consciousness of our immortality. Man cannot enter upon eternal life until this consciousness is born within him. The truths of God will always be as foolishness to the uninitiated.

Without illumination, we struggle with the forces of the world; we labour for a living ; we struggle to maintain our place and position; we compete for riches or honours. Often we war with our friends and even find ourselves at war with ourselves. There is no security in personal possessions even after the battle to acquire them has been won. Illumination first brings peace and confidence. Seeking a God outside of ourselves is not the true answer to what Jesus Himself intended for us.

Why? Jesus said the Kingdom of God is WITHIN YOU. The flesh our natural man does not hold the answer! When mentioning a God on the outside, too long have we sought for our peace, health etc outside of our consciousness. Let us now begin to go within and find that there is never a failure in the

realm of our consciousness. The real truth is in that knowing that in our true consciousness is where each of us should be heading. As we begin to find the calmness and confidence we realise that there is an infinite principle governing, guarding, guiding and protecting every step of our journey through life.

Do not be surprised that as the truth of these words begin to take effect and you find that your consciousness is now leading you into a higher realm, and that the reality of your true identity, that is your reality you had before the world began, this will become clear to you in a new way!

We must realise that this cannot be grasped in our natural thinking, never, spiritual truth must be grasped only by spiritual understanding. As we begin to sense the change or more correctly the spiritual feeling. The body begins to act from the stimulus coming from within. The wonderful closeness to your God-consciousness is of course mighty when it first begins to be experienced.

One has said, ''Establish this truth within you, and it becomes your real being, not recognising or placing your natural birth in the high position that we done have until now. The fulfilment of this experience is the harmonious being experience that Jesus Christ, told us that ''as I am in the world so shall you also be'' What a statement, think heavily on these words, did Jesus mean them for us? He certainly did & as we meditate on these things we begin to discover who we really are, yes our true identity. This is the mystery of Godliness. Think low or negative and this is what we will achieve. The higher things of God, the promises of Jesus are surely attainable and God has promised every one of them to ALL MEN and all men will eventually be persuaded that what He has promised will surely come to pass. Glory to God. ''If I be lifted up from the earth I will draw ALL MEN unto myself'' In looking at the context of this verse we are not surprised why some replace the word IF with the word when.

To receive the word of God in a spiritual consciousness sense, we need to - feel from within – rather than to reason with the mind. Jesus tells us plainly that ''My Kingdom is NOT of this world'' or could we say way of thinking. Have we yet left our our material self-hood and acknowledged ourselves to be a higher spiritual being, even the manifestation of the Christ, Yes we are informed in the Book of Revelation Chapter 12:5 that there is coming into being one called the Man-child who will be caught up to God and His Throne. This is a many membered corporate Son who will if you can believe it, will be ''Caught up to God and His Throne''. The future for those who are seeking God in this manner is stupendous.

We must spiritually rise to feed the 5 thousand, - as it were - without taking any natural thought to where this is coming from. It is from out of our Christ-hood that the multitudes will be satisfied. This will take place as when we have overcome the belief that we are mere natural, carnal human beings. Yes we are leaving the Adamic Dream of our humanity and leaving it far, far behind and are taking a leap into the true Christ consciousness of our Godliness. Yes we are being released from all CONCEPTS of truth which come only by the grace of our divine Godliness.

Once again we do not seek a God who is on the outside of us but we seek the One in whose image we were made, and may we add this does not only refer to what is written in Gen Chapter one, the actual image is a spiritual one, the One we are told in Job 38:7 that we were created BEFORE the foundation of the earth. Once again there are no limitations in this, our Divine Consciousness. A popular saying is 'the sky is the limit' this does not do any justice to what ''God has prepared for them that love and follow Him'' we are told more than once in the book of Psalms, ''I said that ye are gods'' look up the root word and you will find it comes from Elohiym, up until recently not many could accept this.

When Jesus told the Jews in the 10th Chapter of John that ''I and my Father are one'' they wanted to stone Him, the answer that Jesus gave was ''Is it not written in your Law, I said, You are god’s'' this was quoted from Ps 82:6-7, ''I have said, You are gods; & all of you are children of the most High. But you shall die like men & fall like one of the princes.'' The word gods here is translated from the word Elohiym which is both a singular & a plural word, similar to the word fish, or sheep, which can be used either as singular or plural. The reason that we are told that we shall die like men is that there has been a veil over the spiritual eyes of many as to the realisation of the true identity of God’s people; who are OURSELVES!! Our battery was dead to the full truth of our divine identity, we needed a jump start. We found one in Passover or Outer Court we found another in Pentecost or Holy Place now we are experiencing the THIRD in the fruition of Tabernacles, which entails our Christ Consciousness. And so we are now looking forward to the complete Redemption of our bodies Remember this, the true meaning of what God has prepared for them that truly love Him was not yet revealed, this is why in Jn 10 the Pharisees wanted to stone Him. Remember these things are not referring to the natural man. We must not look for or to a power outside of ourselves. The Kingdom of God is actually in every man, but until man learns to ''Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and all these thing shall be added unto you'', unfortunately he will have to wait until that call becomes a reality. Remember ''My Kingdom is not of this world''. When all mankind comes into the consciousness of its true identity, there will be no wars, no competition, no strife. As we gain the true consciousness of our true identity, we show it forth in a greater sense of harmony, health, and success, and one by one we attract others who are seeking the same experience. In this way all men will ultimately be brought into the Kingdom of heaven!

The Understanding Of Living To Seventy Or Thereabouts!

Most of Christendom have taken the popular understanding of our lives to be lived for seventy years or thereabouts this is mentioned in Ps 90: 10. The Amplified would give us something different to consider!

''For all our days [out here in this wilderness, says Moses] pass away in Your wrath; we spend our years as a tale that is told [for we adults know we are doomed to die soon, without reaching Canaan]. [Num. 14:26-35.] ''The days of our years are threescore years and ten (seventy years)--or even, if by reason of strength, fourscore years (eighty years); yet is their pride [in additional years] only labor and sorrow, for it is soon gone, and we fly away.'' Ps 90:9-10. Amplified.

We are inserting a very interesting footnote that the Amplified has to say on this most interesting subject.

This Psalm is credited to Moses who is interceding with God to remove the curse which made it necessary for every Israelite over twenty years of age (when they rebelled against God at Kadesh-barnea) to die before the before reaching the promised land (Num 14:26-35) Moses says most of them are dying at seventy years of age. This number has often been mistaken as a set span of life for all mankind. It was not intended to refer to anyone except to those Israelites under the curse during that particular forty years. Seventy years never has been the average age for all of mankind. When Jacob the father of the 12 tribes had reached 130 years (Gen 47:9) he complained that he had not attained to the years of his immediate ancestors. In fact Moses himself lived to be 120 years old, Aaron 123, Miriam several years older, and Joshua 110 years of age. Note as well that in the Millenium a person dying at 100 will still be thought a child, Isa 65:20.

No doubt many would not yet agree with the above but if we care to do a little research we may be inclined to upgrade our opinion. What we believe we are inclined to accept into our way of thinking [even if it be a lie] which can easily deceive us as this has been the case for many believers in Christendom for yonks. Today we see a great change taking place. We only have to look at the age people are living today, as it is quite common for people to be living to their century and over.

Is It The God Within Or The God Without?

Ralph Knowles, November. 2019.

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Trust that this finds you in the high fellowship of God & His blessings. To those who are open hearted &

are listening, blessings to you. There is always a higher place to be realised within. This is something that is never ending.