March 28th.

Numbers 10 / Proverbs 6 / Luke 20

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Thus it would be perpetually: the cloud would cover it, and a semblance of fire at night. And as the cloud lifted from the tent, then the Israelites would journey onward, and in the place where the cloud would abide, there would the Israelites camp.

And the LORD's cloud was over them by day as they journeyed on from the camp. By the LORD's word they would camp and by the LORD's word they would journey onward. The LORD's watch did they keep by the LORD's word in the hand of Moses.

My son, keep your father's commands and do not forsake your mother's teaching. Bind them upon your heart forever; fasten them around your neck. When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you.

For these commands are a lamp, this teaching is a light, and the corrections of discipline are the way to life, keeping you from the immoral woman, from the smooth tongue of the wayward wife.

Do you bring in a lamp to put it under a bowl or a bed? Instead, don't you put it on its stand? For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open. If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.

The consciousness of the son is formed by the firstborn Son teaching him where he came from, who he is now and what he's going to be, so that he can begin being transformed even in this life away from what he was pulled out of. The spirit of the Father, living in Jesus' heart, used the concepts and stories from the OT to do that in him, and it is the same process Jesus in turn uses to teach the sons from the vantage point of the place he went to and the condition he became—pure spirit unlimited by the natural laws—to teach the sons what the words actually say and what they really mean.

In a lesser way we're going through what he went through, and he's teaching us what he learned. So when we read the words we can see them for what they are as the spiritual life of Jesus enlightens us to what they mean for us, to learn the metaphors and what they say about the new way of our new Father while we move away from the old, dead ways that merely sustain an animal existence and then lead to death, every time the same way in each of them. The animal living in us will try to keep us doing all kinds of things according to its desire to keep us believing its lies and from knowing what's real—to keep us enslaved in ignorance to the system of the humans instead of being free to know and love our Father. He is not in the humans or their systems; He hides from all that because He doesn't want to have to deal with all the crap they constantly shovel out, always assuming they're so inherently good as per the instinct that compels them to be the human they were born to be and live their human life out like all the rest.

It's a lot easier to believe the animal reality and weave our conceptual ideas about the nonexistent gods we make into our image so they can serve us better than it is to believe what is unseen as the more viable reality, because it's impossible to believe in the living God unless His reality is specifically revealed. In other words it's not just some generic thing that the humans can decide they want to do, when they realize they're definitely going to die and want to survive beyond past the grave (hell). To help us with the former all we have to do is go out amongst the humans and they will reinforce that reality for us every time. They maintain their belief that their made up gods will save them by surrounding themselves with humans who think the same way, therefore garnering themselves the agreement of consensus they need to continue to "believe," as they try to stem off the fear of nonexistence to feel just a little bit of safety. The sons of God are called to a hidden and secret reality, and cannot rely on those human strategies of self-will and determination to create you own gods in your own image. The sons do not create God or figure out how to get to Him. He calls them and teaches them to conform to another way that the humans don't know. Then they learn to conform so they can begin to walk, and it's all a secret formula that is not disclosed even to the son until he's well on his way. Certainly it isn't some generic formula that any yahoo can figure out, then create a system that exploits the fears of others so he can be benefited, then tell everyone their purpose is to teach others the way to get eternal survival, which they think makes it all okay.

Such men will be punished most severely.

The system and way of the humans is what we grew up into and learned to become mature in. It is the system of the "intelligent" animals, each one trying desperately to survive the best way it can. That is why there is so much emphasis on the things which most saliently allow it to achieve that, according to its means and opportunities. That's why the force of instinct which rules the humans (called satan) in the temptation record was trying to persuade Jesus to take for himself, to get whatever he could and bind him to the natural reality as per the curse, knowing that the spirit of the Father had already told him that he was the long anticipated Son of God, Messiah, the great prophet, Son of David—the One who was to come.

The prostitute reduces you to a loaf of bread, and the adulteress preys upon your very life.

The tempter came to him and said, "If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread." Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.' "

Jesus understood the animal as the tempter, the adulteress trying to lure him away from his faithfulness and dedication to the Father and satisfy it instead. He knew that Solomon had written the words for his sake, and God used them to form his consciousness, separate and different from the humans. He knew that the prostitute, the tempter, the adulteress were all symbols of that disloyal and unfaithful animal nature that was put onto the humans, which was allowed to tempt him and wanted to rule him, just like it ruled the first humans. It made the humans slaves to it by their new nature of death that created the ongoing need to always just survive, to keep persevering in building their own lives up at the expense of being bound to the invisible reality of serving, loving, being faithful and devoted to the Father. And it tried to persuade the second Adam to do the same.

I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life. I am the bread of life. Your forefathers ate the manna in the desert, yet they died. But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which a man may eat and not die.

The snake wanted Jesus to turn his back on the Father and serve himself, to conspire with it like Adam had, for his own sake; and by that bind himself to the natural reality that it rules. Being 40 days without food he could have been overtaken by the fear that he would die from hunger, and it automatically (it wasn't some fallen angel evil god strategizing before him, but his own thoughts—just like we are tempted) wanted to reduce Jesus to using his power to provide for himself instead of waiting for the Father to give him what he needed to survive. He knew that the Father had given him spiritual food to sustain him, and that he also would become the spiritual reality of that which the manna was only a copy, for the disciples, after he went to the Father to become One with His life and body.

I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

If he had obeyed that instinct inside him to take and eat then he would have, according to the words of Solomon, allowed that unfaithful, lying prostitute of a snake to reduce him to a loaf of bread instead of the living bread—the perishable thing that could only temporarily satisfy and save himself from dying of hunger. The temptation addressed not only the idea in his mind about whether or not he was the Son of God, but also whether he indeed was that living bread, which by his obedience to the Father instead of the snake could save the rest of God's sons, to be able to bind them to the spiritual reality instead of the natural.

From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.

The responsibility and pressure in Jesus to not follow the natural instincts of the animal was not just put on him all at once. The spirit of the Father was in his body from even when he was conceived, making him the first born of many brothers who become born from above, of the spirit, which is the Father's unseen life. As he grew up the Father taught him about their relationship and who He actually was (his real Father), and about knowing and choosing His way instead of the way the humans are all bound to follow—of the natural which is ruled by the serpent. His mother may have told him about the things that happened before he was born, but being able to see the way of God versus the way of the humans could only be taught by the Father. Being able to recognize the face of the tempter and its motives—by the spirit's enlightenment according to the scriptures that were preserved for him—was a result of the supernatural Father living in his body, and Jesus being bound to His hidden reality.

He will eat curds and honey when he knows enough to reject the wrong and choose the right.

He understood the cloud and the fire, manifested as the word of God in the hand of Moses, as a copy of that living word that was within him, teaching and guiding him into all the truth about God—so that he could know, accept and choose—therefore be bound to—the right (the way of the Father) and know, deny and reject—therefore be loosed from—the wrong (the way of animal instinct). He knew that the living word within him was, as Solomon wrote, being bound by God upon his heart forever; it was being fastened around his neck. When he walked it guided him; when he slept, it watched over him; when he woke up, it spoke to him. He knew that the living word in him was a lamp, that the teaching was a light, and the corrections of discipline were the way to life that is truly life. That is what could keep him from the immoral woman (the tempter who promises to fulfill the animal cravings), from the smooth tongue of the wayward wife (the cunning lies of the snake, pretending to be a faithful wife but preaching the way of the animal to him).

The people of this age marry and are given in marriage. But those who are considered worthy of taking part in that age and in the resurrection from the dead will neither marry nor be given in marriage, and they can no longer die; for they are like the angels. They are God's children, since they are children of the resurrection.

In Luke 20, the responses he had to those who thought they had all the answers to everything shows the effects of the life that was formed in him by that living word, versus what the arrogant animal becomes when it gets fat with the agreement of consensus. The authority he had was because the voice of the Father lived to make Jesus His Son instead of an ordinary human, which he otherwise would have been. His responses reflect the mind of the Son, produced by the voice of the Father living in him to instruct him in the way to go—to choose the right and reject the wrong.

The man without the spirit does not accept the things that come from the spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned. The spiritual man makes judgments about all things, but he himself is not subject to any man's judgment:

"For who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct him?" But we have the mind of Christ.

The sons are all taught the same way by the greatest, most responsible (not in the human way) and honorable Son in God's world, who was not responsible according to the humans, therefore he was the least in this world. He is now able to teach us as he himself was taught by the Father, because he is a part of God's body, bound up to it in the most permanent way. This is the reason that the scriptures were preserved for us; not for the sons of the serpent (mere humans), but for God's true sons. What we learn, among many things, is that we are not like the ordinary humans, who can only hear the voice of the snake, which seems ordinary and benign. We are like our Father, made in His image; having His spiritual DNA makes us His children.

They are God's children, since they are children of the resurrection.

 

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