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Monday, August 12, 2013

Leaving Babylon for the Endless Sabbath

I worked on this video for several days and I do not see anything I would change that I could change. 
I've been considering the theme of the book of Revelation. That theme is the revelation of the meaning of Christ for human consciousness.
Many people are talking about the book of Revelation but the only thing it seems they want to look at is world events.  While it is true the book talks about what is to come, it does so in the greater context of what Christ himself means.
Anyone can see what's going on around them and react appropriately without being told how bad it is going to get. These are scary times we live in.  Current events are unsettling and uncertain except for the certainty it will get worse and that it may never get better.
Such an approach is inadequate to explain the message in the book of Revelation which is a revelation of Jesus the Christ, not end time events.  You will find people willing to talk all day about end time events and if you listen you will not know Christ any better as a result. 
By doing this they obscure and misdirect your attention from Christ. They function as wolves in sheeps clothing when they obscure Christ and present the kingdom of this world for you to gaze on in wonder. Remember, the Prince of this World did that to Jesus. I don't think this is always done intentionally and is probably the result of thinking and reasoning in a doctrinal format rather than in terms of Christ himself who is the embodiment of wisdom and knowledge.  Focusing on Christ is never harmful.
End time events have their own explanation. The message in the book of Revelation is the revelation of the meaning of Christ himself in the cosmic setting this truth inhabits. It is the knowledge of Christ which will keep the heart steady and faith strong.
It is this approach I find meaningful.  It seems to me the other approach is based on a 'this age' point of view. In the knowledge of Christ is found the age to come. That's hopeful.  In world events disconnected from the knowledge of Christ there is despair.
However the Revelation of Christ is not of this age. It transcends this age. It has nothing in common at all with this age. It is this age and this ages value system which is Babylon the great Whore who convinced mankind to exchange the living God for a handful of capital.


This report from "The Real News" speaks to this issue.
What will happen when money no longer fixes things?

Fleeing Babylon for the Endless Sabbath

"There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."  Hebrews 4.

Having fallen from the center of existence and creating the grand mess of human history all seems lost.  However the meaning of existence can be recovered in the story of the Incarnation of Jesus the Christ which is traditionally called 'the Gospel of the Kingdom'.


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