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Father, Son and Holy Spirit

How many times do we speak of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, as though they are external realities? DO NOT let your hearts be troubled (distressed, agitated). You believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely on God; believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely also on Me. In My Fathers house there are many dwelling places (homes). If it were not so, I would have told you; for I am going away to prepare a place for you. And when (if) I go and make ready a place for you, I will come back again and will take you to Myself, that where I am you may be also. And [to the place] where I am going, you know the way. John 14:1-4 When Jesus said I am going away to prepare a place for you I will come back again and will take you to Myself, that where I am you may be also, why is it that we automatically and arbitrarily presume that this is a state of being that is yet to be realized? Is it not just as possible that this is a state of Spiritual existence is in all probability our actual present state of being? When Jesus said And [to the place] where I am going, you know the way was he just speaking a metaphorical abstraction, or did he actually mean that we (at least potentially) do know the way? And if we DO know the way, why do we have such a difficult time realizing it? Thomas said to Him, Lord, we do not know where You are going, so how can we know the way? Jesus said to him, I am the Way and the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except by (through) Me. If you had known Me [had learned to recognize Me], you would also have known My Father. From now on, you know Him and have seen Him.John 14:5-7 I am the Way and the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except by (through) Me is a commonly used quote of Jesus among orthodox and particularly Evangelical sorts, to justify the absolute singleness of realizing God through the person of Jesus Christ, and without saying, by their particular interpretation as to what that relation consists of and how it is entered into. But what was Jesus actually pointing to here. Was he pointing to himself as the historic figure of the God/Man who walked for some thirty three years on earth, was crucified, buried and resurrected? Or was he pointing to a state of being that is to be realized in our current existence, as we abide in the place he has prepared for us? When Jesus said If you had known Me [had learned to recognize Me], you would also have known My Father was this just a rhetorical reply to Thomas, who had obviously spent some time, years, with Jesus, but still did not know him? Or was this a statement expressing the nature of Spiritual knowledge that Thomas, and the other disciples, had failed to grasp? Even in the actual physical presence of Christ, was it the nature of these men to fail to recognize and apprehend what the whole thing was about? Was Is there a spiritual obtuseness that prevents us from apprehending the present nature and reality of knowing Christ as he currently is? Currently IS? Not WAS two thousand years ago, but

NOW IN our space and time, is our realization of him hampered by our own preconceived notions of spirituality or the generationally passed on doctrines of men held as absolute in lieu of first hand, first person relation and knowledge of he who said And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that He may remain with you forever The Spirit of Truth, Whom the world cannot receive (welcome, take to its heart), because it does not see Him or know and recognize Him. But you know and recognize Him, for He lives with you [constantly] and will be in you. John 14:16-17, and I will not leave you as orphans [comfortless, desolate, bereaved, forlorn, helpless]; I will come [back] to you. Just a little while now, and the world will not see Me any more, but you will see Me; because I live, you will live also. John 14:18-19 When Jesus said I will come [back] to you. was he just talking about some indefinite occurrence of future history, or was he speaking of a more immediate and definite, real time, God in the now manifestation that we contrive as realizing him as some nebulous glue binding the church, or was he actually inferring that He lives with you [constantly] and will be in you? When Jesus said, The Spirit of Truth, Whom the world cannot receive (welcome, take to its heart), because it does not see Him or know and recognize Him and the world will not see Me, could this have been a hint that in our pursuit of being religious, God pleasers, and failing to recognize and find him, there is another reality of being that exists, but is not comprehendible by the standards and measures of normal and natural creation resources? Is it possible that he exists and speaks and wishes to commune but our minds, our ideas and concepts, our religion(s), dogma and doctrine have built fortified walls, keeping him out and imprisoning us? Is it possible that being born again may actually mean forgetting all this other crap, the doctrine, dogma and starting all over again with him? Not the externally imposed religion - Jesus, but the I will (HAVE) come [back] to you, the He lives with you [constantly] and will be in you, the you know and recognize Him, the you will see Me, Jesus. If that is a possibility, maybe we will find because I live, you will live also. Its just a thought.