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Recognize Yourself

 

Yeshua says: If those who lead you say to you: Behold, the Sovereignty is in the sky!, then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you: It is in the sea!, then the fish of the sea will precede you. But the Sovereignty of God is within you and it is without you. Whoever recognizes himself shall find it; and when you recognize yourselves you shall know that you are the Sons of the Living Father. Yet if you do not recognize yourselves, then you are impoverished and you are the impoverishment.

Gen 6:2, Dt 30:11-14, Hos 1:10, Zac 12:1, Mal 2:10, Lk 11:41/17:21, Th 89, Plato’s Philebus 48c/63c, hyperlinear; Gk fragment

The Gospel of Thomas, verse 3

Translation by Dr. Paterson Brown

Find Your Soul and Find Your Life

Find your soul and live the life that God intended for you. Your soul is the “perfect someone” that you’ve longed for all of your life. When you create a conscious, loving bond with your spirit, a divine space forms. You’re less concerned with conflict and daily drama. You feel much more peaceful and life runs smoothly. Best of all, when you find your soul you will receive unlimited help, love, and healing directly from God.

You have just been called. You chose to read this article, which means that your loving soul has asked you to say “Hello.” This is not a casual greeting. She wants you understand that you are a living spirit, the envy of all other life forms on earth or in heaven. How so? You are a living being and a heavenly spirit—half human, half angel—whom God has joined together in one body.

So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.

Genesis 1:27

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Children Born of God

Born of God: “The vast multitudes of humankind are evidently unaware of being Children of the Most High.”
Thomas Paterson Brown, PhD 1938-2012

Originally entitled “Theogenesis,” this essay is written by Thomas Paterson Brown, professor of philosophy, who left us in 2012. Paterson spent the better part of a life working with the Coptic gospels discovered in 1945 at Nag Hammadi. His works include brilliantly annotated and hyperlinked translations of the gospels of Thomas, Phillip and Truth (English/Spanish). These may be browsed and downloaded from FreelyReceive. ‌

The canonical Gospels teach that the disciple per se is born of God rather than of human parents: ‘To all who received him … he gave power to be generated children of God; who were born, not of … the will of a human, but born of God’ (Jn 1:12-13); ‘You are all Brothers and Sisters. Do not call anyone on earth father, for you have one Father, and he is in heaven.’ (Mt 23:8-9). Hence the Savior’s astonishing assertion in the Thomas Gospel: ‘My mother (the Virgin) bore me, but my true Mother (the Sacred Spirit) gave me the life.’ (Th 101, interlinear).

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“Will Not Taste Death”

“You will not taste death,” proclaims the Lord. Due to the sheer number of repetitive Gospel instances, the promise seems like Jesus Christ’s primary message. Corroborating testimony from highly credible biblical sources compels kingdom seekers to fulfill Christ’s revelation. Serious disciples can find more information here at FreelyReceive.

Whoever believes these words will not taste death.

“Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.”
Matthew 16:28

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God’s Pen

I held up the stubborn pen and squinted at it: “I know that you’re God’s pen because everything belongs to him,” I said. Late this December evening, neither myself nor my faithful pen seemed to know what to write. My memory of the day held missing time. So I stared into the virgin white page, decided to jot down whatever came to mind, and trust the rest to God’s pen. As I began to write, I had no idea that this would be the most important night of my life.

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My Perfect Father

I’ve always believed that my perfect father would be the most loving and logical being there is. Einstein knew this for a fact. In his complex equations, he glimpsed the creator’s handiwork. The perfection and love of God appeared to Einstein as the natural laws and forces that keep the planets safe in their orbits and enable the stars to create and nurture life.

Like Albert E, I did not recognize my perfect father in the world’s spiritual belief systems. In every faith I studied, the logic ultimately fell apart: my perfect loving father will harm me if I’ve been bad. Even worse, a second, evil god will attack me for no apparent reason. If the goal is to present a single, unconditionally loving creator, this reasoning doesn’t. My entire being rejected it. Continue reading My Perfect Father

Carl Jung: The Red Book

The Red Book is an exquisite red leather bound folio manuscript crafted by the Swiss psychologist and physician Carl Jung between 1915 and 1930. It recounts and comments upon the author’s imaginative experiences between 1913 and 1916, based on manuscripts first drafted by Jung in 1914–17. Despite being nominated as the central work in Jung’s oeuvre, it was not published or made otherwise accessible for study until 2009.    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Thomas Hannich for The New York Times  Photo: Thomas Hannich for The New York Times

“…the spirit of the depths forced me to speak to my soul, to call upon her as a living and self-existing being. I had to become aware that I had lost my soul.”
Carl Jung, The Red Book

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Gospel of Mary

Gospel of Mary, as the text is named in the manuscript, though it is made clear “Mary” is the person we call Mary of Magdala (Mary Magdalene), is a well preserved codex discovered in the late 19th century near Akhmim, in upper Egypt. It was purchased in 1896 by German scholar Dr. Carl Reinhardt, who took it to Berlin.[1] ‌

The Coptic Gospel of Mary manuscript (fragment)Gospel of Mary (Madgdalene) (pdf)
Download in Microsoft Word (docx)
Translation and commentary in English
By George W. Macrae and R. McL. Wilson
Edited by Douglas M. Parrott
Estimated date of writing: 30 – 180 CE

Large image: Ascension of Mary Magdalene, c. 1430 / National Museum in Warsaw

Peter said to Mary, “Sister we know that the Savior loved you more than the rest of woman.”
Gospel of Mary

The Lord loved Mariam more than all the other Disciples, and he kissed her often on her mouth.
Gospel of Philip 59

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Genesis 1 Creation Model Diagram

Genesis 1 creation model from Hebrew creation story. Drawing by Andrew Michael

Diagram: Genesis 1 Creation Model

When based on the ancient texts, this drawing resembles the image of a womb. In the Genesis 1 creation model, the mothering spirit of God bears the “child.” Similar to an unborn infant, a layer of fresh water surrounds creation. Entering via rainwater and springs, the Holy Spirit (Hebrew: Rúakh HaKodesh, feminine gender) nourishes the world. Most telling, though, is that creation exists in both darkness and light.

Drawing by Andrew Michael