Forgive me, my friends, for delving into the Bible today. Actually, no. I do so as part of my journey, and I will not apologize any more.
I’ve been reading from the Bible a lot lately since I started on this leg of my journey. I’ve discovered something that up to now had been just as assumption. The Catholic Church doesn’t have a stance on the Book of Revelation, that’s probably why it is not included in discussions or during the Mass. Until I started hanging out with non-Catholic Christians, I had no knowledge of the Book of Revelation.
I think there are parts that are beautiful that speak of a loving God. It makes sense, when I realize it’s in the New Testament, where the God of the Old Testament has softened a bit, kinda like He’s a whole new person. The book claims to be, “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him …” according to the Kings James Version.
Then there’s the Message to the Church in Philadelphia
7And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;
8I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name. 9Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. 10Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. 11Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. 12Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name. 13He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
What am I getting at here? Like a father kept from his children for too long, God is telling us He loves us, “and to know that I have loved thee” through the trials and tribulations of this existence.
This is the God we should think about when we’re sludging through the mud of our existence here on Earth. He knows this has been hard for us, but He encourages us to keep the end-goal in mind. He will welcome us into his mansion when all is said and done.
This is the God to whose Love and Light I pray. This is the God who aligns with the message my Spirit Guides give me. This is the God to whom I pray, the evolved God, the God who is no longer assuming that we are sinners.
We are His children and, as in the parable Jesus told of the Prodigal Son, the father celebrated upon his son’s return because, as the father explained to his faithful elder son in Luke 15: 32-33, “Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. It was fitting to celebrate and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is found.”
Search for your own answers, my friends.
The Dragonfly’s Student