GETTING TO KNOW THE PERSONAL ASPECT OF GOD (John 8:32)
In the first lesson, we discussed the Universal Aspects of God. In this lesson, we will discuss the personal aspects of God. However, we encourage you to go back and re-read lesson one to help you better understand the key aspects of this discussion. In addition, as usual we have included the following quote from lesson one to get you to think deeply on this matter as you read and study it.
The quote is this, “Think Deeply Before Concluding this Matter.” Therefore, we will provide you with this quote from Dr. Kinley as you begin your study. Dr. Kinley stresses the importance of thinking on a matter before reaching a conclusion “… Nevertheless, we must, for our own Eternal welfare, regardless of our present so-called Church affiliation, keep an open mind to proven facts, which Satan, the Adversary, who was created to oppose the TRUTH, is always present to influence us in the wrong direction.”
Knowledge of the universal aspect of God is enough to give us tremendous amount of power to rule the universe and achieve our dreams, desires, destiny and almost everything we could ever want in this life on Earth. Nevertheless, there is the personal aspect of God that we should come to know about. It is more than just using our God given natural divine powers. It is about having a relationship with Him.
There is a personal God and He is the personal aspect. Theosophy, New Age, Gnosis and various other religions and philosophies deny the existence of a personal God. They believe that there cannot be a personal God because God is infinite and a personality is finite. They believe that the universal mind can only manifest through the individual mind and not on its own.
The truth is that the trinity of the Godhead is three distinct individualities. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit are three actual persons. To have a relationship with God is to relate with the personal aspect of God. It is the universal aspect of God, that is infinite, but the personal aspect of God is finite. God has a fixed personality that has boundaries without variableness or shadow of turning. God cannot lie, God is love, and God is holy. The person of God is only perfect and complete good. In him is no evil.
For such a reason as this, God cannot coexist with sin in his presence. Anything that has sin, is separated from the personal aspect of God, although it is still connected to the universal aspect. Understanding this is what solves the paradox between Theosophy and Christianity. We are all connected to God and can draw inspiration from the universal aspect of the divine but we cannot have true fellowship with Him unless, the blood of Jesus Christ washes us.
Salvation is of two aspects. Salvation from ignorance through knowledge (Gnosis – Learning) and salvation from sins through knowledge (Oida – To Know fully) and belief of Jesus Christ as God and savior.
John 8:32 says, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
Why does Theosophy, New Age and Gnosis contain so much knowledge about the nature of the Universe and God to the extent that it makes Christianity appear as if we know so little? The reason is because one side has been focusing mainly on the universal aspect of God while the other has been focusing mainly on the personal aspect.
The question is who is The One at work manipulating world events and making things happen that way? The person can be none other than the most powerful heavenly being in the universe. The one was full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. His name means Bringing Light. His name is Lucifer the anointed cherub. Who else has all knowledge of the universe and the different planes of reality than him? Who else knows more about the nature of God than him?
However, being the greatest in heaven, he chose to think that he could be like the most High. He desired to exalt his throne above the stars of God but Jesus cast him out of heaven. Lucifer fell like lightning from heaven because he had sinned against God with his wrong thinking and ignorance. Though he was full of wisdom, he still had the free will to choose his thoughts. He chose to think wrongly and hence sinned through ignorance. Wrong thinking is ignorance and ignorance is the only evil that leads to all other forms of evil.
Now the Bringer of Light is at work making people believe that there is No God or that God exist but it is the God of a greater scope than the God of Christianity. His intention is to make spiritual people focus purely on the universal aspect of God and deny the personal aspect of God. By denying God as a personality, the person of Jesus Christ as God is denied. The Angel of Light’s grand scheme is to make people develop themselves spiritually in of the universal aspect of God and then inserting himself in one name or another somewhere along the path as the God they should believe in.
Lucifer knows that he cannot make a direct lie be a universally accepted truth. Therefore, he knows that the best thing he can do is to promote the truth, not the whole but a portion. He knows that a lie cannot contend with the truth, therefore, the art of deception is not to enforce the lie but to conceal the truth. The lie, can be enforced only when the truth is hidden. The way to conceal the truth is to control the vision that looks upon it, by making it focus on one area and away from another. Magician’s misdirection, the portion of the truth that is missing can be replaced with error that can be complemented with the remaining portion of the truth creating the perfect illusion.
2Corinthians 13:8, for we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth.
His other intention is to keep the Christians in as much ignorance as possible about the universal aspect of God. The less knowledge they have about the universal aspect, the less power they have. Lucifer makes Christians believe all kinds of things are satanic, evil and not of God when those things truly belong to God and not him. He even uses scripture and the law of God to make people shun away from knowledge considered to be doctrines of devils. The truth is, truth is mixed with error in every place. What good is light among light? Christians are called to be a light among darkness.
Many symbols that belong to God are neither good nor evil, even though Lucifer may have made use of them in his own works. The serpent was created by God, as the most subtle creature in the garden. The entire signs of the Orion, from Virgo to Leo, was placed by God in the heavens to tell the story of salvation and Jesus Christ. Virgo represents the Virgin Mary and Leo represents Jesus as the victorious Lion of Judah. All angels are angels of light. Lucifer is no longer really an Angel of Light but a Prince of Darkness.
Lucifer was God’s greatest creation, which had fallen. He believed that he could be like God because he and God were made of the same substance, which is consciousness. He persuaded all of heaven’s angels to join him in becoming like God against the permission of the Godhead by claiming that the trinity was egoistical to disallow any other being to be their equal. He only succeeded in turning a third of the angels to his cause and fought against God but they lost. Lucifer became Satan which means Adversary of God. He was casted out of heaven and into the earth where God had created Man.
Revelation 12:7-9, and there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceives the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Lucifer did the same thing with Man that he did with Angels. He told Adam and Eve that they could become God if they ate the forbidden fruit so that they would know good and evil like God. God had originally given Man dominion over the earth but when Lucifer got Man to sin against God, Man’s dominion was shared with Satan. The fall of Man gave place of the world throne to Lucifer. That is why Satan could tempt Jesus with the deal of sharing ownership of the material kingdom if Jesus would worship him.
Satan may be the god of this world, but God is still the ultimate owner of the material world. Whatever we as Christians, touch in the material world, becomes redeemed by the blood of Jesus. Jesus had come to redeem perfect purity of Man and God’s shared dominion of the material. To us, nothing is secular, everything is sacred. Titus 1:15 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.
There are only two to think about in this world, Jesus and Lucifer. The two are not the same. When you are not thinking of one, you are not aware of what he is doing and may attribute his work to the other.
Keep the two in mind so that you can keep them separate. For every matter there is antimatter, but Light and Anti Light are exactly alike. True Light is pure and never changing. Anti Light shifts one degree beyond light and changes into pure darkness, which is at the other extreme end of the polarity. Nothing can be above God. God is the highest; to go beyond the highest is to fall into the lowest.
Universal Knowledge is Universal Power. For this reason, the Children of the world are wiser than Children of Light. It is time for the Christians to be wise as serpents and use the Angel of Light’s tactics against him. The tables have to be turned against Lucifer. We are the greater serpents, just like the serpent of Moses rod that ate up all the serpents of Pharaoh’s magicians. The wisest Children of Light are those that truly understand both the universal and personal aspect of God.
Now think deeply on what you have just read, meditate on it, and allow God to speak truth to power in your heart. Now we minister to you from a position of peace, power, purpose and prosperity. “BE BLESSED!”