Universal Reading 16 September through 22 September 2019 Jesus is My Hero

Loving Words from Jesus by DV Read by Debra Yvonne Simmons

I drew the cards and then felt impressed that there was more that needed to be said. I dropped six cards and will be reading them as well. Maybe I just needed to hear them. I love the scriptures!!!

Ask, and it shall be given you. Matthew 7:7

What do you think about? Are you the master of your thoughts? You can have thoughts go through your head but which ones do you grab a hold of? As part of God, we have the ability to create. Being aware that you can choose your thoughts and that this can direct your life into a place of hardship or a place of joy is important.

The verse continues, “Seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” I have asked for answers and I have found them. They are answers that bring me peace in the midst of chaos. I have joy that sustains me so that circumstances do not overwhelm me. Do not be afraid to ask questions.

I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. John 10:11

The good shepherd. How many people are there in the world? How many are lost? How many need guidance? I used to accept the common understanding of this passage, that Jesus alone was the good shepherd.

Jesus knew of our unity, our oneness, by the power of the Holy Spirit. He also knew the unreality of death. The shepherd giving his life was a metaphor for the willingness to observe the challenges and suffering of others and to have compassion to relieve it, as much as you are able. We are all in this together, but more than that we are all one. Another cannot be lost or suffering without all of us being lost.

We are each shepherds to those that we come in contact with. We share the witness of their divinity in our recognition of them. He was teaching us the attributes of our true selves, not of him alone.

He came to teach us who we are. Gratitude and forgiveness of the error is our gift to our flock. “Forgive them for they know not what they do.” Mistakes are made in the place of illusion and separation. But mistakes will be corrected. They are basically of no consequence. How can they be when they were brought about by confusion and not in knowledge?

Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God. Mark 4:11

These are words Jesus said to his disciples. The verse continues, “but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables.” We have been taught that this was so that confusion would be had among those who were not disciples.

I do not accept this. The parables still contain the truth. And it is done in a story which is one of the best teachers because it can be absorbed and remembered best.

Verse 13, Know ye not this parable? And how then, shall ye know all parables? The parable in question was the sower of the seed. Jesus was explaining the concept of ask and it is given. Our hearts and minds need to be receptive to eternal or they will not seem to have an effect.

Mind you, eternal truths are eternal truths. Our belief in them does not alter them in any way. What is given to humanity is the ability to receive a remembrance of the eternal truths that always have and always will be in place, regardless of their refusing to see them.

We end up being disciples of Jesus, not because he is above us, but because we accept the Atonement as he has and share the remembrance of it with all we come in contact with as he does. Preaching does not do it. Knowing it does. It is something that is experienced like turning on a light that dispels the darkness. This is why ACIM says it is not a doing thing. Instead, it is a being thing.

We become as Jesus is. Aware of our oneness with Father, Christ, and aware of the oneness we share with each other.

I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Matthew 28:20

This sentence is not like our marriage vows that says “Till death do us part”. It is a declaration of our unity that is not being brought about but rather, simply is and always will be, even past the time when what we now recognize as the world has disappeared. All things will become new.

This is recognized as stated in verse 19 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:” Baptism symbolizes the rebirth or awakening to the reality that we are one with God. It is not a washing away of filth from sin, but an awakening from the error of separation.

It is meant to be a loving reunion not a burden one carries for life in the name of the cross. There is only the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God. Matthew 5:9

Peacemakers. Those who acknowledge the Atonement within themselves and by this share it with the world. They, in fact, recognize themselves as children of God.

Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27

The verse begins, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.”

No one will be given by the Holy Spirit what they fear. Truth will not be delivered to you as long as it makes you fearful. This is what has kept humanity locked in time for so long. It is also the concept that will shorten time and remove time.

This is not only a gift and endearment. It is a prerequisite to receiving your inheritance. I would even go as far as to say that without honoring the meaning of this verse, the two “greatest commandments” (to love God with all thy heart, might, mind, and strength and to love your neighbor as yourself) are impossible.

I know that many believe that they love God and neighbor, but if fear is greater than peace; it is false.

This is very much in line with the concept that like attracts like.

God IS. It is the only truth that is iron clad. In that understanding is our peace, not as the world gives it.

Jesus could share this peace with us because, unlike the rest of us who have fear, it was absent in Jesus’ make-up. He simply knows that Christ is his Father as well as yours and mine.

My Father gives you the true bread from heaven. John 6:32

Do not be misled by the traditional teachings of this phrase. One must look at all of the teachings and walk the walk of them to know that he speaks as our brother, not as one who is of a different heritage than we are.

He simply speaks in the first person. What Moses gave to the people for bread sustained the body. What Jesus shared with us is that an understanding of who we truly are as children of God helps us to recognize that we would have to be eternal (and perfect), even as our Father is.

It is knowledge that gives us eternal life and that is the fruit/bread of the Holy Spirit.

Well done, thou good and faithful servant. Matthew 25:21

In full the verse reads: “His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.” This is from the parable of the talents.

Symbolically speaking what we want to be faithful over is watching our thoughts. When we can master our thoughts so that, regardless of what is going on to ourselves or others we can be at peace and know that God is behind it all, we will have the joy of the Jesus.

He was the master of his thoughts. Not because he was better than us. Because he did not know what fear was, or guilt or conflict of mind.

Everything in the world and every situation is there to show us Christ and to show us what is real and what simply could not be, including death. It is our choice when we will be willing to receive this understanding. We will receive it, there is no doubt about that.

Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33

This is the wonderful verse that backs up everything that the Law of Attraction teaches. You are of God. God IS. Period. Seek to accept this. Rid yourself of the fears, doubts, and shame that keep you from this. Your joy and happiness are your Father’s delight.

I think one of the biggest challenges that face humanity is understanding that it is Christ who is our Father and not His Father. That would be our grandfather in linear terms. There is no time though, in truth. Our Father, Christ is an extension of His Father, God. We are an extension of Our Father, Christ. Jesus is included in the We.

Christ has received all that His Father has. And he delights in giving us the same thing. Be still and know that you are of God.

Be not afraid, only believe. Mark 5:36

This is the story of Tabitha, the daughter of a nobleman of the time (the ruler of the synagogue) who was dead. Her father had come to Jesus to heal her and he was told by his servants that she had died. This phrase is Jesus’ response to the news that she had died to her father. Then he went to the house and raised her from the dead.

We want certain things in our lives. How many times do we tell God (or the Universe) the particulars; the timing, the size, shape, color? It is the timing that gets us messed up the most. Size, shape, and color is known as soon as we desire it. And it waits till we are truly ready and willing to receive it.

I mean that literally. Jesus had confidence and he had something else. He has access to a plan that was put into place as soon as the confusion/Fall/creation of Christ occurred. It confuses the rest of us here.

You and I have the ability to understand that the traumas and challenges of this world are not real. I know there are many who think that is impossible. There are many more that are open to that idea and many more are being born everyday with the understanding closer to the surface of their consciousness.

I repeat the words of Jesus: Ask, and it shall be given unto you. Be not afraid, only believe.

This got lengthy but what a beautiful circular message it contains.

Till next time, God bless, Namaste~

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