The whole of creation is in birth pang, travailing, in hope of the second coming of Christ Jesus. However, this cannot happen until someone opens the door of his heart to Christ; until there is conscious acceptance of that Mind that was in Christ Jesus. This is the purpose of God in man – to birth Christ in human consciousness; to call forth light in the face of darkness, of mortality…Your transformation from the child of flesh to the living Spirit of God is your immaculate conception. That is the inner meaning of, “Ye shall be born again – the baptism by fire”.
This inflow of the Holy Spirit into human consciousness results in the eventual cracking of the seed that is in the soil. Then Christ is born in us in a manger, tucked away from the prying eyes of the guest at the inn. This Christ child is the savior of the world; the stone not carved with hand that dissolves the material world, revealing the kingdom of heaven ever-present here and now. This is the second coming of Christ Jesus in individual experience.
However, organized religion has given us a future Christ; that Christ Jesus will come a second time in the future, without realizing that Christ Jesus was before Abraham, before there was any religion on earth; that He is the Alpha and Omega of creation, ever-present. So where is Christ not in time or space, except in the human mind that has locked Him out in the cold? So the human mind where Christ is absent must be crossed out in consciousness before Christ that is always present, can come unto her. The door of our heart must open to let in Christ that has been out in the cold knocking, to enter and sup with us, to enter into a relationship with us. Revelation 3:20. You cannot know Christ outside a relationship. Thus until you are in a relationship with Christ, you will still await His second coming; you will still believe that the Spirit of God has been away from this earth and therefore can return if not this moment then in the future. Jesus Christ is forever alive within us, that is why we are here.
Just by living outside identity, outside conscious oneness with Christ Jesus as the branch of the TREE OF LIFE, we become the lost sheep, wanderers in time and space, glued to an existence that ends in the grave. Outside identity, we leave out Christ in the cold; we deny Him so that Christ Jesus, the Alpha and Omega of creation appears absent, rejected, and cast away.
Now let us go back in consciousness to Daniel to hear what Holy Spirit, ‘whose dwelling is not with flesh, is revealing unto us the deep and secret things; He that knoweth what is in the darkness and the light dwelleth with Him’, is voicing to our soul in this eternal day! ‘A stone was cut out without hand, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and break them to pieces.’ Daniel 2:34
That stone carved out without hand is the ‘Mind that was in Christ Jesus’, the consciousness of the infinite presence of the TREE OF LIFE, the Eternal Rock of Ages; the stone which the builders rejected that reveals the dissolution of the false kingdoms of this world – the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
In the human scene, we are the builders that have gone ahead to erect physical structures – the belief that I am a human being, out-picturing as that golden image put up by Nebuchadnezzar, the temporal power of this world. It is ‘that awful horror’, our five-sense mind occupying the temple of the living God; without realizing the chief cornerstone, Christ Jesus who is the substance of all form. We ignored Christ the reality of our being and the infinite universe, and thus are drawn into a physical form where Christ seems absent, for Whom we are still awaiting His second coming, even when scripture has revealed that the Holy One of Israel does not dwell with flesh. Daniel 2:11
In our human consciousness, Christ appears absent, rejected, and cast away. Therefore, Christ’s presence is not felt by human consciousness that quickly concludes, “Lord if you were here our brother will not have died;… so and so would not have happened”. Nevertheless, with the crossing out of the false mortal self, by the acceptance that we are a spiritual being, never born, never dying, the door of our heart opens to Christ that has always been present knocking and seeking admittance all this while. This is ‘the second coming of the Christ Jesus’ in individual consciousness, which the world has misconstrued.
Moreover, for one who is following Christ Jesus in the regeneration; who as the branch is consciously one with the Vine, whose end of the world has come, there is no second coming of Christ. Christ has never left us; He is forever present within us through the activity of the Holy Ghost. Christ is the substance of all form, the hope of our glory and the reality of our being. Christ Jesus is Omnipresent; He is forever alive in you through the power of the Holy Spirit that promises, “I will never leave you nor forsake you. I will be with you until the end of the age.” His supposedly second coming will be in a people, as someone here and there awakens from the mortal dream into ‘conscious oneness’ with Christ Jesus, into the awareness that Christ Jesus is the reality of individual being.
Christ, the TREE OF LIFE is the infinite, invisible Presence of God waiting to be accepted and realized in human consciousness,” I stand at the door and knock, if any man hears my voice, and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me”. Revelation 3:20. The scripture further reveals that Christ will never leave us nor forsake us, that he will be with us until the end of the age. Just imagine the sun leaving off the sunbeam. It is impossible! Christ is the core of our existence and can no more leave us than the sun can leave off the sunbeam. We are inseparably one with Christ Jesus. Remember His prayers in the eternal now, “Father let them be one as you and I are one, I in them, and they in me”. John 17:21. Jesus Christ is the One TREE OF LIFE and we are the many branches. It is the desire of Christ that you realize oneness with Him; that you find self-completeness in Him, by realizing oneness with Him, by opening up the door of our heart to let Him in.
Moreover, Christ is the presence of God yesterday, today, and forever; before Abraham, I AM; before there was any religion on earth, I AM, and even to the end of time, I AM. The scripture reveals that Christ Jesus is the Alpha and Omega, the author and finisher of our faith, Hebrew 11:12. Therefore, think where Christ is not present in time or space, in the face of Omnipresence. Is it not folly to wait for His second coming when we should perpetually realize His ever-presence where we are, and be separated from the builders (human consciousness) that have rejected the cornerstone, the rock of ages in their midst, and is still waiting for Christ to come in a future time, instead of now? Christ does not dwell in time, in the future. He dwells in now, therefore abide in Him now; now is the day of salvation not tomorrow. Christ Jesus will appear to you when your world has come to an end, by your acceptance of “IT IS FINISHED”; when you have overcome the world, by accepting that Christ Jesus is the substance of all form; when the false mortal self of you is dead consciously, because He does not dwell with flesh and blood.
In addition, just as the clouds roll by revealing the sun, so also as the cloud of mortal sense rolls away; as we cross it out at Golgotha, will the Sun of perfection, Christ be revealed in human experience. There is no more the presence of the sun in the sky than Christ is in our midst awaiting acceptance. Therefore, as Christ Jesus is realized in our midst, in a gathering of two or three or more, in the consciousness of anyone in the world that has resolved to worship God in Spirit and truth, we constitute the circle of Christhood; we are the disciples of Christ Jesus in the eternal now; we are a transparency for the outflow of the seven Spirit, the stone-carved without hand that lifts the veil of illusion covering the whole earth; that dissolves this material world, revealing the TREE OF LIFE, the ever-present kingdom of God awaiting our acknowledgment. Please note that Christ promises, “On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.” Christ Jesus appears only when human consciousness has been dissolved, individually and collectively.
Anyone in conscious oneness with Christ Jesus is among the seven thousand separated by the Holy One of Israel unto Himself that has not bowed down to baal, the god of this world; kings 19:10,14. A Jew, a wrestler with God, acknowledges only God’s presence regardless of blasphemy of all appearances that God is not All. You are a Jew when you acknowledge the Presence of God as the only Presence, the Power of God as the only Power, and the Intelligence of God as the only Intelligence, governing the infinite universe. A person is not a Jew who is one only outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical. No, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code. Such a person’s praise is not from other people, but from God. Roman 2:28-29
Even in the scriptures, brother Jacob realized the name Israel upon his wrestle with an Angel of God. It was the realization of Christ at the center of his being, the Holy one Israel right where he was standing; not in a faraway country or temple did he acknowledge the presence of Christ, “Surely the Lord is in this place and I knew it not”. Genesis 28:16. The same wrestling is taking place in all those who have resolved to follow Christ Jesus, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, in the regeneration, in the awareness that I am Spirit; in the acceptance that I am the branch grafted to the Vine; in the realization that besides our Most Loving Father there is no other.
As far as we function from the standpoint of human existence, i.e. good and evil, we remain the branch cut off, that withers and dies, devoid of the Peace and Life of God. Heaven appears only when the human consciousness has been crossed out; Christ Jesus is the kingdom of God expressing as the function of our being. So my function, your function is to abide in the secret place of our Most Loving Father; it is to realize that we live, move, and have our being in God. I am to be perpetually aware of God’s Grace functioning my being, closer to me than breathing, nearer than hands and feet. I am to forever acknowledge our Most Loving Father, the Holy One of Israel as the reality of man’s being, as the Life of man and of the infinite universe. Until you come to that place in consciousness where you can declare with brother Jacob upon seeing the Angels of God descending and ascending the ladder in a dream, “Surely the Lord is in this place and I knew it not; How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven”, the Grace of God will not function in your experience. You must be conscious of the everywhereness of Christ Jesus; you must be aware that God is Omnipresent and that the kingdom of God is Omnipresent, that where you stand is Holy ground, to behold perfection where you stand. This becomes your transfiguration – the capacity to leave in conscious oneness with Christ Jesus.
“He that overcomes the world will inherit the kingdom of God”. Revelation 2:7