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Who said, “I AM THE LIVING GOD?”

June 19, 2012

Cindy wrote: “We are all one in the Father…. Our acceptance makes us perfect! Hallelujah.” (full quotation below)

 32And that scribe said to him, “Excellent, Rabbi! You have spoken the truth, for he is One, and there is not another outside of him.”

 

Blue Sky Growing a Tree Branch in the Garden o...

Blue Sky Growing a Tree Branch in the Garden of Success (Photo credit: epSos.de)

It is an absolute fact that a tree can form branches. Those branches are part of the life of the tree, right? The branches are not just made by the tree, but they are made of the tree. We could even say that the tree is the Father of the branches of the tree.

We can also say that a forest makes more trees and those trees are in the forest, and the forest is in those trees. The trees are made by the forest and the trees are made of the forest.

We can keep expanding the perspective to a very inclusive word like nature. Nature makes the forest. The forest is made by nature and the forest is made of nature.

When someone comes along and says “there is a reality that is similar to a mustard tree: the branches abide in the tree and the tree abides in the branches,” that can be a radical idea. Or, it may not really be all that unusual or mysterious.

 

31He told another parable to them and said, “The Kingdom of Heaven is likened to a grain of mustard seed which a man had taken and sown in his field. 32And this is the smallest of all seeds, but whenever it has grown, it is greatest of all small herbs and it becomes a tree so that a bird of the sky may come settle in its branches.”

http://aramaic-plain-english.scripturetext.com/matthew/13.htm

 

The forest and the trees and the branches are all made of nature by nature. God is an even more inclusive term than nature. All of nature including all the forest and the trees and the branches is included within God as formations of God by God.

Consider that when God forms various life forms, all of those life forms are formations of God, like the branches of a mustard tree are a formation of the mustard tree. Again, the branches are not just formed BY the tree. The branches are forms OF the tree.

 

30I and the Father are one.”

31Again the Jews picked up stones to stone him, 32but Jesus said to them, “I have shown you many great miracles from the Father. For which of these do you stone me?”

33“We are not stoning you for any of these,” replied the Jews, “but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God.”

34Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I have said you are gods’e35If he called them ‘gods,’ to whom the word of God came—and the Scripture cannot be broken— 36what about the one whom the Father set apart as his very own and sent into the world? Why then do you accuse me of blasphemy because I said, ‘I am God’s Son’? 37Do not believe me unless I do what my Father does. 38But if I do it, even though you do not believe me, believe the miracles, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father.” 39Again they tried to seize him, but he escaped their grasp.

http://niv.scripturetext.com/john/10.htm

 

Yes, our acceptance of our unity in God the Heavenly Father is the recognition of a kind of perfection. Every branch is a perfect formation of the tree by the tree, of the forest by the forest, of nature by nature, and of God by God.

We never *became* “one in the Father.” We have always been one in the Father. We just took a while to notice, to accept, to receive, to inherit, to experience, to develop.

Maybe some of us still reject it even now- and that is to be expected. Experiencing the isolated personal identity is a normal stage of development: to focus on the growing individuality rather than on a fundamental connection or unity.

Romans 12:5 so, in Christ, we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.

1 Corinthians 12:27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.


Ephesians 5:30 for we are members of his body.

Yeshua said to them: “Timeless truth I speak to you: Before Abraham would exist, I AM THE LIVING GOD.”

http://bible.cc/john/8-58.htm

 

So, I know that we are already one in the Father. This reality is not only a few thousand years old. That was just when Jesus spoke it to the Hebrews. The reality of which Jesus spoke is eternal.

This is why Jesus said “before Abraham was, I am.” He spoke about a reality that preceded the entire Hebrew tradition. Before the Hebrew language existed or any other language or even humanity, God was the tree and that tree had many branches (“my Father’s house has many mansions/many rooms” John 14:2).

Adam was a branch of God. Abraham was a branch of God. Jesus was a branch of God. There is nothing that you perceive that is not formed by God. Whatever you perceive about yourself is also formed by God.

It is not that only a few people are branches of God. All of life is the branching of God. Our acceptance of others as branches of God is our acceptance of ourselves as branches of God.

 

40“The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’

http://nasb.scripturetext.com/matthew/25.htm

 

No branch of a mustard tree becomes a branch of a mustard tree. From the beginning, a branch of a mustard tree is always a branch of

mustard tree. There is a realization similar to that in regard to God. From the beginning, a formation of God is always a formation of God.

It is the common practice of humans to reject the presence of God: “no, God cannot be under that rock. No, God cannot be in that tree. No, God cannot be in that building. No, God cannot be in that infant.”

It could be a very radical practice to say “In the name of God, I declare this infant to be an instrument of God, I even declare the presence of God within this infant, within this marriage, within this church, within this nation!” Who dares to say “in the name of God?” That is very radical indeed!

 

Cindy wrote: “We are all one in the Father by the Lord Jesus Christ and his blood being spilled as the blood debt to be paid for us. Our acceptance makes us perfect! Hallelujah.”

 

Aramaic Bible in Plain English (©2010)
But whoever cleaves to our Lord becomes one spirit with him.

http://bible.cc/1_corinthians/6-17.htm

28One of the Scribes approached him and he heard them debating and he saw that he had answered them beautifully and he asked him, “Which is the first commandment of all?” 29Yeshua said to him, “The first of all the commandments: ‘Hear Israel, THE LORD JEHOVAH your God, THE LORD JEHOVAH, he is One.’ “ 30“’And you shall love THE LORD JEHOVAH your God with your whole heart and with your entire soul and with your entire mind and with all your power.’ This is the first commandment” 31“And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” 32And that scribe said to him, “Excellent, Rabbi! You have spoken the truth, for he is One, and there is not another outside of him.” 33“And for a man to love him with all the heart and with the entire mind and with all the soul and with all the strength, and to love his neighbor as himself, is more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.” 34But Yeshua, seeing that he had answered wisely, answered and said to him, “You are not far from the Kingdom of God.” And no man again dared to question him.

http://aramaic-plain-english.scripturetext.com/mark/12.htm

<< John 15 >>
Aramaic Bible in Plain English

1I AM THE LIVING GOD, The True Vine, and my Father is the vine dresser (the gardener).

5“I AM THE LIVING GOD, The Vine, and you are the branches; whoever abides with me and I in him, this one brings forth much fruit, because without me, you can do nothing.”

 

Turn to Me, and be saved, all ends of the earth, For I am God, and there is none else.”

http://bible.cc/isaiah/45-22.htm

“….There is no other god but me: giver of death and life….”
//bible.cc/deuteronomy/32-39.htm

“I — I am Jehovah (The LORD), And besides Me there is no saviour.”

http://bible.cc/isaiah/43-11.htm

“For where there are two or three gathered together — to my name, there am I in the midst of them.'”

http://bible.cc/matthew/18-20.htm


 7“Now I know that everything whatsoever you have given me is from your Presence.”8“For the words that you gave me I have given them, and they have received them and known truly that I have proceeded from unity with you.” 9“I pray over them; I was not praying over the world, but I was praying for those whom you have given me, for they are yours, and they have believed that you have sent me.” 10“And everything that is mine is yours, and yours is mine, and I am glorified in them.”11“From now on, I do not dwell in the world, but these are in the world, and I am coming to join you. Holy Father, keep them in your Name- that Name which you have given me, so that they shall be one, just as we are.”

http://aramaic-plain-english.scripturetext.com/john/17.htm

..have you not read in the scripture of Moses how God said to him from the Bush, ‘I AM THE LIVING GOD, The God of Abraham, and the God of Isaaq and the God of Jaqob?’” 27“He is not the God of the dead, but of the living. You therefore are greatly mistaken.”

http://aramaic-plain-english.scripturetext.com/mark/12.htm

 

a branch of the life of God is just the Living God branching

May 6, 2012

Intellect is not intelligence as J. Krishnamurti said.It is very difficult to come out of this trap and come to

Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895-1986)

Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895-1986) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

its ownself. Life unfolds its secrets only to those who comes to its ownself.” – Subhash Chander

https://www.facebook.com/subhash.chander.94/posts/183232668465642

What is “this trap?” If one recognizes the nature of the trap, one may find that the trap requires ongoing energizing and nourishing in order to persist.

In the absence of the activity of creating “a difficult trap that traps me,” the momentum of “trapping me” dissolves like the heat of a stove when one turns off the heat. The burner may still be red hot, but when there is no additional energy flowing to heat the burner, soon the burner cools a little and then eventually has no extra heat.

This fire heats the kitchen, and the magic cal...

This fire heats the kitchen, and the magic caldron heats the hot water and two radiators : Ce feu chauffe la cuisine et le chaudron chauffe l’eau et deux radiateurs à l’étage (Photo credit: hardworkinghippy)

So, what is the nature of “trapping me?” Is it related to defining myself and identifying an image and labeling how I am and how I am not? What if I am not any certain way? What if I do not reject any particular way?

Tree - leaf canopy

Tree – leaf canopy (Photo credit: blmiers2)

A branch of God can declare “I am just a single isolated branch- this one but not that one.” However, what if that branching is all the activity of the tree from the beginning? When there is the identifying of “I am only this branch,” that is the isolating of a particular branch. When there is no isolating of a particular branch, does the branch “become” the entire tree? Does the branch “achieve” inner tree-dom?

What if the branch never did anything of its own and all activity of branching was also the activity of treeing? What if “the trapping of the branch” was just one activity of the tree? What does the tree need to do in order to stop the trapping of the branching? The tree just branches. When the tree just branches, “the trapping of the branch” does not trap the tree.

“The trapping of the branch” is always just an activity of the tree. Can the branch of the Living of God come to the secret of the tree of the Living of God? No, but the tree of the Living of God can make up that there is a trap and there is a secret to get out of the trap.

If one recognizes the nature of “the trap,” who is it that could recognize the trap? Are you the “secret trap” of “I am just an isolated branch” or are you the one who recognizes and creates such isolating in language?

Nexus Tree

Nexus Tree (Photo credit: Kokotron)

“How did the branch get trapped in the tree? How did the tree trap the branch?”

When it is clear that those questions are nonsense from the beginning, then intelligence has recognized intelligence. The dreaming of the intellect (the mind, the ego) never trapped intelligence. The intelligence is the source of the intellect and the poetic dreams of neuro-linguistic “Maya” (delusion, ignorance, misperception, sin, Mara). This is the ancient teaching that in various languages has been called Advaita, Holiness, Wholeness, Catholicism, Salvation,  Enlightenment, Taoism, The Middle Way, The Good News, The Dharma, the Truth of Spiritual Liberation, The Revelation of Divine Unity, The Rebirth of the Eternal, Knowledge of the Tree of Life, Jnana Yoga, Zen Buddhism, and so on.

“I teach suffering, its origin, cessation and path. That’s all I teach.” – Buddha 

(The Four Noble Truths of Dukkha, Samudāya, Nirodha, and Magga)

Pholiota squarrosa growing on a fallen tree br...

Pholiota squarrosa growing on a fallen tree branch. This specimen is rare, as most grow together in clusters. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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