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Luke 20 - One mind in God
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Posted 2011-07-15 4:45 PM (#155743)
Subject: Luke 20 - One mind in God

Luke, Chapter 20

The authority on which I teach you these things is the authority of God and the authority of you, for both are the same. Without your consent or willingness, I could [teach] you nothing.

You may see Me as God or as a messenger from God, but I have already told you that you are not different from Me. Indeed, we are the same. So whatever I am, you must be also . (v. 1- 8)

There is confusion in your mind regarding who or what you are, and so you must listen to Me for a time. But when the confusion has left your mind, you will realize that you have listened but to your Self, which [is a Self that] you share with your brothers.

The vineyard in this story represents a mind that is shared among God and His creations. And yet, although this mind is shared, it is also gifted to God’s creations for their use. One of God’s sons has chosen to keep this “vineyard” for himself. He has decided not to share it with his brothers or his Father. The son who has made this choice feels guilty for his choice, and so he expects a battle such as the one described within this story.

But I tell you, there will not be a battle. [The battle exists only within the imagination of the son.] For the Gift of God is given fully in Love according to God’s Will. The Father will not send servants to take the Gift from you. But since you are ready [through your willingness] to return the Gift to itself, He has sent Me to help you return to it.

What is the Gift? What is this mind that I speak of, which is represented by a vineyard within this story? Why, it can be none other than your Self. You are the Gift that God has given you, and He gave you this Gift complete.

In an error of thought and misperception, you have taken this Gift and made it into something it is not. This is what I meant when I said you have traveled from Me in your misperception of yourself. This story [illustrates] why you feel inherently unworthy as a seeming separate entity. It is because you believe that you have stolen yourself from God.

Do not forget that I have told you that you are the same as Me, one with Me within the Spirit of God. Do not forget that I have told you that you are God’s Son, in whom He is well pleased. Do not forget that I have said that I am one with our Father, and I have come to welcome you Home in Celebration. (v. 9 – 19)

What are you to do? I say to you, do not deny your experience in the world. It is an experience you have chosen, and it is your gift to yourself, just as your Father gave a Gift to you. But choose to use your experience to remember your Truth. You do this by choosing to listen to Me, for I am the Voice of your Truth. I have come, not to take away, but to give back your inheritance, the Gift that was given you by God. (v. 20 – 26)

God is the God of the living, and so there cannot be death. For God is in everything that does live, and if death could take a thing that lived, death could take God.

You do well to understand that you do not understand. You do well to accept what I say without trying to understand. To try to understand is to try to conquer the thought and take it under your control and under your rule. But a thought of God’s cannot be conquered or controlled or ruled, for all of God’s thoughts must be free. Accept the freedom of God’s thoughts without giving in to the temptation to question or understand. In accepting this freedom by extending your trust and innocence, you accept your freedom and your innocence. (v. 27 – 40)

The one who will know himself is the one who stops the effort of trying to define who he is and where his place is within the world. The one who will know himself may ask these questions, but he will be satisfied when the answer does not come. For it is through no definition that definition is given. It is through no place that place is found.

Listen to the Voice within, and do as It asks without seeking fullness of picture, and it is Fullness of Vision that you shall [receive]. (v. 41 – 47)
From 'The Holy Spirit's Interpretation of the New Testament',

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