Christ-controlled miracles are part of the Atonement, but Christ-guidance is personal, and leads to PERSONAL salvation.
*I suspect that Christ-controlled miracles are involuntary acknowledgement and connection between the different identities of Christ.
Whereas Christ-guidance is for the individualized persona of Christ which each of us are.
The impersonal nature of miracles is an essential ingredient, because this enables Me to control their distribution as I see fit.
*Jesus, as first born, is in charge of a Plan established before time began which we all participated in willingly. He, therefore, directs the guides to steer us in this direction or that for the fulfillment of that plan. Even the witness of the Miracle or knowledge of our true nature and being, cannot interfere with that Plan, except under the direction of Jesus.
*We are individualized, yet we are part of a whole and dependent on one another for our particular roles and as such cannot be considered completely sovereign. This concept can be very confusing to the linear and physical assumptions of our existence.
Christ-guidance, on the other hand, leads to the highly Personal experience of Revelation.
*We can definitely be guided individually.
This is why it involves PERSONAL choice.
A guide does NOT control, by definition, but he does DIRECT, leaving the following up to you.
*This is an important distinction.
“Lead us not into temptation” means “guide us out of our own errors.”
*Guide us by bearing witness that we are the Christ and that we could not have separated from The Father. Show us the confusing, tail-chasing, false-ego that we have allowed to dictate our sense of “being”.
*Joseph Smith, Jr. corrected this three times in the scriptures and made it “Let us not be led into temptation…” taking out the idea that God would lead us while we are here into anything but correctness. This is really understandable when looking at life as a linear existence. (See Matthew 6:13, Luke 11:4, and 3 Nephi 13:12.)
*I still contend that the Guilty Conscience of Christ is the one who led us here in the first place and that it is he who is the fuel behind the false-ego. The Holy Spirit and Jesus will help us out of our confusion as soon as we let them. This is what each of us do as we exercise the Miracle as well.
Note that the word is “lead”, NOT order.
*And lead is best by example, which we can see in Jesus. Not in his death, but in the principles he taught in his life.
“Take up thy cross and follow me” should be interpreted to read “Recognize your errors and choose to abandon them by following My guidance.”
*It is Christ in each of us we follow, not Jesus of the flesh. Listen to the Holy Spirit and witness The Christ within you.
*Know that you have the capacity to follow the will of God by your own voice, for being of God you can truly only have his voice and will.
*I have given my life for the testimony that I share with you here. I could have traveled any number of paths but this is the one that has led me to a peace that fills me while the world crashes around me. I cannot live another’s life for them. I cannot make their decisions or pull them by the ear and have them accept what I have to offer, but I share it with you as a witness after a lifetime of wondering how to find a place where the ground is not shaking underneath my feet as one thing after another fell away. I share it with all my love and no desire to hold onto the false-ego attackers we thought we once were. Be well, my darlings.
I pray this serves you in some small way.
Till next time, God bless, Namaste~
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(Please ask the Spirit to be with you. I claim no special gifts, these are my thoughts after a lifetime of trying to understand the will of God as Jesus taught it. I share that my understanding may grow. My comments follow the asterisk. Text is in bold print.)