March 21st.

Numbers 2 / Psalms 145-147 / Luke 12

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Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save.
When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing.

Man wants to trust men, either themselves or others who claim to know what they're talking about. To actually trust the process that is happening in the son is the hardest thing, because it's not tangible or something we can measure, definitely not something we can control even if that seems like it would be for a good purpose (to speed it up most likely). A pure and honest trust that isn't primarily for the person's sake is not something that comes easy for one who still carries the animal within him, by the very definition of the animal and how it operates. For a long time we try to manufacture our own rightness so we can control it, move it along according to our own will rife with the cravings of getting something, going somewhere, perhaps to find a feeling that we have a reason to keep going.

Even though it may seem all right and good, it isn't because it's us wanting to control what's happening or will happen. It cannot be stressed enough that the Father doesn't ever let this happen, because it can easily be prevented and that's not the way it goes with the sons of God. It is the way it goes with the humans who *must* control their own lives and get by the power of their own hand, whatever it is about which they need to have that agreement of having. Unless it finds an agreement with a process as being a thing worthwhile to continue pursuing, it must turn back and find another way to find what it's looking for by being able to find that agreement of rightness within itself about whatever it is it thinks is valuable. There are so many tricks like this that the animal throws at us without our even being aware of what's going on. Until we can see them, we'll just be carried off by them to be deceived within ourselves about what we're doing and looking for, assuming it's something else.

What we should be looking for is a state of calmness and peace where we're not trying to orchestrate everything so it conforms to us, which goes against what's in us and is the opposite of how the animal works. What we're looking for is so hidden and beyond being able to be found by what we possess that our efforts to keep finding the agreement that the animal in us needs to keep finding are useless. It exists beyond the animal's ability to catch it and hold it, so that we can control it, which is what we constantly attempt to keep doing with it, because we need to get it. We only say otherwise because we think that's what we should do, but we secretly have another agenda that we can't put our finger on because that's how the animal works—it hides from what's true because it's afraid of being found out. That's a process that's super complex and there are a million places to hide, within layers that are within layers within layers. It's good at hiding and finding more and more places to hide because its primary condition is that of fear and dealing with the fear that infests it. It is encouraged to hide by all of the humans around it who all conspire to do the same thing, because they all have the same nature driven by the infestation of fear so it's always looking for places to hide.

There are so many things we learned to consider valuable being humans, whether tangible things like stuff we work for and buy which gives us a reason to keep going because it gives us a definition and an identity; or intangible things like positions amongst the humans in their culture, or being held in some kind of respect and esteem by them. There are many such cravings that the animal pushes up into our need receptors; then we pursue them, which is the process of following the animal within us, the great serpent spoken about in the preserved words, yet long forgotten since the whore of babylon took it into captivity so many centuries ago. There are many things that we learned were valuable, which aren't valuable at all. The intangible things are the hardest to keep identifying, because they aren't just sitting there in front of us so we can look at them.

The most intangible things are the games we play in our minds while we're going through the transformation. Because the transformation is a journey to a place we're not familiar with, we keep trying to take all sorts of fortifications with us, as per how we learned to cope with the old way after we fully became an animal that learned how to survive in many ways, especially the mental and emotional. As humans that's our edge over the other animals. They get what they need by brute force and simple strategies, whereas we as humans are able to connive and manipulate with our complex brains. With these brains of ours we figure out the best way to get what we want and need (survive in the best way possible according to how much we're will to give, work for what we want/need). We also, though, are able to find that mental and emotional agreement with what we think we need to feel like in order to feel like we're okay, on the right track, justified in our level of rightness that we need to feel.

The only way to find what we're looking for, if we think we're being called to know, is to let go of everything we try to, want to, feel compelled to keep doing—or keep wanting to consider valuable enough to pursue. That's why the real Jesus kept telling his disciples to throw off the stuff they think is valuable, don't do what they're compelled to do as humans and hang on to their things so tightly, or their positions of greatness. What they thought was valuable treasure was actually worthless and would hinder them, not help them, on the journey they had to make to find the Father. Whatever the humans love and try to hold onto, they had to let go of, if they wanted to find Him, including all the methods the animal tries to keep alive within them to employ in their struggle to survive.

He has revealed his word to Jacob, his laws and decrees to Israel.
He has done this for no other nation; they do not know his laws.

The special revelation to a certain group is a matter of common knowledge to the world according to the words. Yet in the modern world it seems unheard of and wrong for God to want to choose who comes near Him to know Him, or even that He would not want to be found out by any and every of them who are ever born into this world like all the animals are. That He wants each and every one of them crammed into where He lives is the common assumption of all those who think He's so far removed from the humans that He must be like a big machine with no capacities or limits, which is against what it says in the OT words that describe His emotions in detail in His dealings with the special group He chose to be different than all the other humans existing in the world, to come away from them as be separated so that they weren't led astray from Him. This metaphor is one of the fundamental assumptions of the sons, once they comprehend that they have been chosen.

Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God.

As God has said: "I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people. Therefore come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you. I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty."

Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.

 

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