God of the Imagination
1John 5:21, "little children, keep yourselves from idols." An idol in this passage is a "false imagination of God." A friend of mine in Orlando was just awakening out of the religious matrix and being a thinker had many questions. He kept coming with all his concepts of God he had been raised with and another friend just kept answering, "remember, God is love."
We all have been brought up with concepts of God, mostly erroneous ones,
and the moment you think of God you think in terms of your concepts.
Most have an angry God that punishes and rewards according to how man acts or reacts. We must be open to think about God and to let go of false concepts we have. One of the first things that comes up is to give up a God who punishes and rewards. I know there are both working too… the punishment and the reward come from our own sowing which determines the reaping. This is a universal principle God put into play. We reap what we sow!
God is flowing forth as life, love, light, being, and immortality… for God is a forever being. Jesus said, "Search the scriptures, for in them you think you’ll know me, but you would not come to me." What has happened to so many is their concepts have been taught by man that never knew God themselves… just concepts. Have you met Him FACE TO FACE? In 1Cor. 13 it says you are still in the impart realm if you have not met him face to face.
1 John 2: 13-14, "I have written unto you fathers because ye have known Him that is from the beginning." Have you awakened enough to know your beginning?
Only when you see Him face to face will you understand, "I and the Father are ONE." Only here can you say with Jesus, "Glorify thou me with the GLORY which I had with thee before the world was." THIS IS THE MYSTERY OF GOD that is being revealed.
If you go to India or another country where many are Hindus they put flags out in front of their homes. The more flags the more gods they have. Good god, bad god, god of the sun, rain, moon, blessings and cursing. They blame god for everything.
Ezekiel 8: 5-16 is a picture of a people worshiping the god of their imagination. As we look at this picture we will find that until one awakens from the dream world he will serve the god of the imagination. Verse 5 says, "….Image of jealousy in the entry." All churches want to put on a front that will cause someone to see they are blessed and they have the truth. Just because you have a 20 million dollar building does not mean God is there. In fact He does not dwell in temples made by man. Just because you traveled the world preaching the gospel does not mean God is in it. You will never know God living in the sense realm, where most live.
Remember the movie, "Braveheart" at the end they (Christians) tortured him hoping if he was in enough pain he might repent and be saved. I just read a article where a German man brought to the US about 30 instruments of torture Christians had used in Europe just a few hundred years ago that where used on those that didn’t believe the way they did. Frank B. Robinson wrote this 50 years ago "Amazing but this was the god they served. Men and women and kids were put in great pain over their beliefs.
Now, I ask you if you think this is a reasonable belief. I ask you if you think it is a true belief, and your answer must be "No" to both questions. This being a fact, then, the entire story must be and is entirely outside of the realm of the great God Spirit. There is no question at all in my mind that the story does belong in the Christian religion, for the simple reason that the only God the Christian religion has ever known is old "Yahweh" or "Jehovah," which God never was anything more than the old tribal God of the Jews and which God never had any existence outside the imaginations of those old Jewish religious leaders. This is the God that smote dead over fifty thousand men and women for attempting to look into a little wooden box called the "ark" in which this old God, "Yahweh" or "Jehovah," lived.
The teaching I have just alluded to which tries to tell thinking, intelligent men and women today that they must keep submissive to the will of God. This "submission" teaching originated in the countries and by the organizations which used the cruel methods I have described to force men and women to accept their religious teaching, and this teaching of submission to both God and His "agents" was the fundamental feature and dogma of that horrible thing which masqueraded as a divinely appointed organization to which the truths of the great God had been exclusively revealed."
Seems every group of believers has their picture of God but can we open for Him to reveal His heart to us? Can we let go of our imaginations of Him?
Is God love? Is God light? If you live, move, and have your being in God awareness your world will change. "God is Spirit and they that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and truth." For my kingdom is still not of this world. SELAH! The only place you will see God is in the face of your brother or sister. For God dwells within His people. When I encounter you, I encounter Him.
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