The day of your birth began your journey to redemption, or destruction, this walk of life is ever before us all. But man in his wandering in the wilderness and darkness, knew not how, or desired to know, the path that led to a return to a life within the Father. Therefore, does man stumbled in darkness, causing many who have not found the way, to live and die, therein. Hear again the words of the Father as he saw in an instance the works of Man. “Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever”
So, Yahweh drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden, Cherubims, and a flaming sword, which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
Today, we who were created in the image and likeness of Yah, wander in a wilderness state in a perpetual separation from the Father. And in the midst of our wandering there is darkness (spiritual ignorance) that will forever prohibit us from acquiring that blessed redemption, and access once again to the Tree of Life.
So man needs a Savior, someone to show us the way. And this way has a destination, called, a return to our Heavenly Father, or redemption. Like Moses who delivered the Hebrews from bondage in Egypt, the Savior will save us from our bondage in mind.
Repent, he cries out, “For the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.” But the deceiving hands of religion is everywhere causing many to worship only the Savior’s existence, rather than seek after mental repentance. Here in mind is where one must change. Hear his voice, “How can you say you love me, and do not the things that I say.” A demonstration of your love for the Master, is a knowledge of his word within. Even the Father has said, “These people worship me with their mouth, but their ways are far from me.” All actions, or ways, are proceeded by thought. As a man thinketh, so is he.
Yet, the Savior, Yahushua, has come, and with his life he has become the candle placed upon the pedestal that giveth light to the whole room. “I am the way, I am the Truth, I am the life, no man goes unto the Father unless he comes unto the Son.”
“Take up your cross and follow me.” With our cross borne upon our shoulders we follow the path Yahushua laid before us. It is the path of seeking and doing our Father’s word. “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out from the mouth of Yah.”
It is the path that leads to the surrender, or death of the self – personality, to be resurrected a spiritual child of God. “For whosoever will save his life, shall lose it, but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.” It is the journey Yahushua taught. It is the path we who seek to follow him must also walk. Bearing our cross, we must climb the mental hill within called Golgotha, the place of the skull, where we crucify the flesh mind, where that sinful ego dwells within. As long as this mind governs your thoughts you remain wandering in the wilderness, unable to be redeemed to our Heavenly Father. This is the why the flesh mind must die, for without the crucifixion, there can be no resurrection, and a return to a oneness with God.
Can you not see, do you not yet understand? Hear the Master’s words again. “I am the way, I am the truth, I am the life, no man goes unto the Father unless he comes unto the Son.” Can you not see these words play out over Yahushua’s three year ministry. His life a vivid example of what we, who seek to follow him, must also do. “I am the way.” With these words he is leading us to the cross. “I am the truth.” Did he not say? “All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers…” in his teachings is the path to life. “I am the life.” Prepare yourself, “Whosoever shall save his life, shall lose it: But whosoever shall lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.”
What is this life you cling to? Is it more than dust? For Dust thou art, and unto dust you shall return. Take up your cross the Master proclaims, and follow me. Too Golgotha we go willingly, bearing our cross to crucify our flesh mind, knowing our reward begins with our resurrection.
To be continued…