Below is an excerpt from this week’s Agape’ Meditation Newsletter, supplement to the Authentic Freedom Virtual Church. To learn more and subscribe, please click HERE.
Happy Easter! Welcome new life! Welcome Joy! Welcome Peace! Welcome Love! Welcome Freedom!
In dying and rising from the dead, Jesus reconciles us to God. In his human journey, Jesus came to realize the TRUTH that sets us free – the truth of our Oneness with God in love. Jesus died defending this truth and was resurrected to prove that death has no hold over us – that death is in fact, an illusion. In death, we do not simply pass away. Instead, we are simply restored to the fullness of our Oneness with God. There is no hell. No purgatory. No place of eternal punishment – only Oneness with God.
Jesus wasn’t raised from the dead just so that the gates of heaven would be open for us, however. Jesus rose so that we would realize his words were true – that the Kingdom of God is right here in our very midst. We do not have to wait until we die to experience God’s Kingdom. Freedom, Jesus promised, is available to us right here in the midst of the human condition. “As above, so below.” Heaven on earth.
The way to the experience that Jesus fully realized in his human form is to do what Jesus did. Take his teachings seriously. Follow his example.
Pray without ceasing.
Repent (return again and again to God)
Believe in the Good News
The Kingdom of God is at hand.
Feed the hungry.
Clothe the naked.
Heal the sick.
Set captives free.
Love God above all else.
And your neighbor as yourself.
EVERYONE is your neighbor!
Pray for your enemies.
Turn the other cheek.
Judge not (lest ye be judged)
Forgive 70 times 70 times.
Love one another as Jesus loved us.
As we do what Jesus did, we experience new life for ourselves.