This topic reminds me of ACIM Lesson 253:
My Self is ruler of the universe.
“It is impossible that anything should come to me unbidden by myself. Even in this world, it is I who rule my destiny. What happens is what I desire. What does not occur is what I do not want to happen. This must I accept. For thus am I led past this world to my creations, children of my will, in Heaven where my holy Self abides with them and Him Who has created me.
You are the Self Whom You created Son, creating like Yourself and One with You. My Self, which rules the universe, is but Your Will in perfect union with my own, which can but offer glad assent to Yours, that it may be extended to Itself.”
What would be the GREATEST LIE ?â€“ or the GREATEST SIN ? What but the belief we were NOT CREATED in the IMAGE AND LIKENESS of God (Genesis 1, perfect in every respect) BUT rather MADE into a body (Genesis 2, corruptible) and rebelled (Genesis 3, SPECIAL not ONE) against Godâ€™s Will.
Against the ALL a part of the ALL rebelled, as if a drop from the ocean could declare itself the entire ocean or a ray of sunshine could believe it was the sun itself . How foolish !
IS’NT IT SO !!!!
Jesus said to them, â€œIf God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me. Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. But because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me. Which of you convicts Me of sin? And if I tell the truth, why do you not believe Me? He who is of God hears Godâ€™s words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God.” ( John 8:44 )
AND remember how He prayed for US:
As Jesus prayed to the Father:
“And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. ……….. ‘For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me. I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them. And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. ……….. Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.” ( John 17:5 )
Keep us from the evil one â€“ SIN. But what is SIN ?
Sin is insanity. It is the means by which the mind is driven mad, and seeks to let illusions take the place of truth. And being mad, it sees illusions where the truth should be, and where it really is. Sin gave the body eyes, for what is there the sinless would behold? What need have they of sights or sounds or touch? What would they hear or reach to grasp? What would they sense at all? To sense is not to know. And truth can be but filled with knowledge, and with nothing else.
The body is the instrument the mind made in its efforts to deceive itself. Its purpose is to strive. …………. Sin is the home of all illusions, which but stand for things imagined, issuing from thoughts that are untrue. They are the â€œproofâ€ that what has no reality is real. Sin â€œprovesâ€ Godâ€™s Son is evil; timelessness must have an end; eternal life must die. And God Himself has lost the Son He loves, with but corruption to complete Himself, His Will forever overcome by death, love slain by hate, and peace to be no more.
A madmanâ€™s dreams are frightening, and sin appears indeed to terrify. And yet what sin perceives is but a childish game. The Son of God may play he has become a body, prey to evil and to guilt, with but a little life that ends in death. But all the while his Father shines on him, and loves him with an everlasting Love which his pretenses cannot change at all. ( ACIM workbook )
Have faith and open your MIND, to the Holy Spirit and the power of FORGIVNESS, where all judgments can be see in the LIGHT of CHRIST and shine away the darkness. Come HOME, Oh! prodigal son, the Father but waits for your return.
God Blesses. Christ Blesses. I should ONLY Bless.