“Are We Ready for All Things Made New?”
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband; and I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling of God is with men. He will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself will be with them; he will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” And he who sat upon the throne said, “Behold I make all things new.”
These words taken from Revelation chap 21, carry a message of promise. Yet we need to be ready to believe and embrace in consciousness, the “new” – most importantly with new understanding. Many, many years ago, we were presented with new principles—a new way of understanding and living life.
Maybe instead of fully embracing these spiritual principles, we still, after all the years, merely pay lip service.
The question arises now: are we ready for the New Testament teachings yet? In other words, are we ready for the universal principles of Truth, given to us by Jesus who pointed the way in which all may walk and know the truth of their union with God? Or are we still judging; at the point of an “eye for an eye,” and holding onto the old laws?
We are living in a spiritual universe. The material world that fascinates us and grabs most of our attention is temporary. As we realize our oneness with our Source, God, our experiences in the world will change. How long it has been that spiritual leaders and others have indicated that we are on the brink of a breakthrough to peace and harmony. Well we first need to remember that we are all one in God, and from this knowing….embrace the infinite spiritual nature of which we are always a part.
There are three steps in the understanding of any principle that is new to anyone’s thinking: first it must be perceived (given consideration); then it must be accepted; and finally, it must be applied. A theory or principle is of no value at all if it is not applied. We want something to work in our lives…we need to work it, and work at it.
The following anonymously ascribed words say it all:
While much has been said and written about spiritual truth, it seems that few people have been empowered by the reality of the experience. This is clear from the two main clues that demonstrate the poverty of spirit in the world today.
First there is an abundance of fear, evidenced by the amount of conflict and violence in our world. And secondly, everyone is searching, although they might not be aware of this.
Behind our consumption of the movie, the music and the exotic meal, behind our striving for position, power, pay and possession, behind our desire for attention, acceptance and approval… every human is searching for the three most important experiences of its existence: love in our relationships, happiness in our everyday experience, and peace in our fluctuating and peace less natures.
But the search is almost entirely externalized, which is why most of us miss the spiritual paradox of our times—we already have what we seek.
When we experience ourselves as we really are…soul not body, spirit not matter…we wake up to our innate spiritual qualities. Love, happiness, and peace. These qualities of spirit are the source of all real wealth and true joy, and the greatest gifts we can give to each other.
Let us in consciousness acknowledge our readiness for ALL THINGS MADE NEW.
We are ever in contact with Life, Truth and Harmony as an indivisible Whole—everpresent. The entire Presence of the Infinite exists everywhere equally. Thus, in our experience of Spirit, we are no longer ourselves as personalities, we are that Consciousness which is Spirit. We have distinctness without sense of separateness.
Existence is thought a problem only when one sees or considers his life as separate from the Whole, with mind, thought and will of his own, living in a human state. From this viewpoint problems can never be solved. The heart only can know spiritual things. The heart asks its questions of God and receives its answers from God direct. When one is willing to give his heart in full abandonment to Spirit as his only Life, Being and World, he is then the Way unto himself.
Extracted from “The Voice of Revelation”