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METRON 8-19-18 –’MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!: Discovering New Dimensions of the Holy Spirit in The Now’, Part Ii
I – “Remember…the Force will be with you, always.”
– Obi Wan Kenobi
II – “If you love me, show it by doing what I’ve told you. I will talk to the Father, and he’ll provide you another Friend so that you will always have someone with you. This Friend is the Spirit of Truth. The godless world can’t take him in because it doesn’t have eyes to see him, doesn’t know what to look for. But you know him already because he has been staying with you, and will even be in you!
(John 14:15-17 – The Message)
III – “If you are habitually loving Me…you WILL continue observing…My implanted goals (impartations of the finished product within; inward directives; interior purposes and destiny)…and I Myself will continue asking…the Father, and He will proceed to be giving another Helper (One called alongside to give assistance, relief, comfort and encouragement; Paraclete) of like kind to you folks – to the end that He (or: It) can continue being…with you folks on into the midst of the Age – “the Spirit of the Truth (or: the spirit and breath of reality; the Breath-effect and Attitude which is Reality), whom…the System (world; ordered arrangement of religion, politics and culture; the controlling system) has no power…to receive, because it is not habitually gazing upon It (or: Him) with contemplation (continually viewing and watching it with attentive interest), nor is it coming to intimately and experientially know It (or: Him). Yet YOU folks are progressively knowing It (or: Him) by intimate experience, because It (or: He) is continuously dwelling (remaining; abiding) alongside you folks – in your presence – and It (or: He) continuously exists…within, in union with, and among you people.
(John 14:15-17 – JMNT)
IV -The essence of humanity’s spiritual dilemma is that we evolved genetically to accept one truth and discovered another. Is there a way to erase the dilemma, to resolve the contradictions between the transcendentalist and the empiricist world views?
~ E. O. Wilson
V – “The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that its center is really everywhere, it is within each of us.” ― Black Elk
VI – “Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force – that thoughts rule the world.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
VII – “Jesus, the One from Nazareth – even as how God anointed Him with [a/the] set-apart Breath-effect (or: Holy Spirit; Sacred Attitude) even for (or: and with) power and ability – Who went throughout repeatedly doing works bringing goodness, ease and well-being, as well as constantly healing all the folks being continuously held down under power (tyrannized and oppressed) by the one that casts things through folks (the accuser, slanderer, adversary)… because God was with Him.”
(Acts 10:38 – JMNT