More Interesting/insightful sayings of Jesus from Nag Hammad Feb 2, 2019 7:13:42 GMT
Post by hftwo on Feb 2, 2019 7:13:42 GMT
"I answered and said to him, “Master, we can obey you if you wish, for we have forsaken our fathers and our mothers and our villages, and followed you. Give us the means not to be tempted by the evil devil.”
The master answered and said, “What good is it to you if you do the father’s will but you are not given your part of his bounty when you are tempted by Satan? But if you are oppressed by Satan and persecuted and do the father’s will, I say he will love you, make you my equal, and consider you beloved through his forethought, and by your own choice."
Here Jesus is asked by his students as to what can they do to cease being tempted by the instinct (satan). Jesus answeres them that there is no good/gain in doing God`s will if one does not get the mind-strength ("bounty") when one is tempted by the instinct (satan). But on the other hand, he says the temptation from the instinct is necessary for one to use as means to grow ones spirit/mind/power of will and this way God loves you and sees you worthy by your own works/choice.
“Be eager to be saved without being urged. Rather, be fervent on your own and, if possible, outdo even me, for this is how the father will love you."
Here Jesus is saying that one should desire to fight the instinct and thus grow ones spirit for one's own sake, no one other than yourself loses if you do not fight the instinct and create an identity for yourself separate of the animal-body with it's pre-programmed desires. God already exists, however, You must gain your own existence. And this way God will consider you worthy of an individual. As Jesus says no one should urge you/push you because it is You should desire to Be Someone, someone unique, someone who exists for real and if You don't want it yourself than doing it because someone else is urging you to do is not that far off of the situation when the body is urging you to do and in both cases you are not doing out of your own will but out of someone else's will! Jesus even adds to this by saying that if You can outdo him, then do it! For this how "Father will love you" as He says it in his own words.
No one needs to idolize other individuals. If you can be better than Jesus, no one, NO-ONE is stopping you from doing it. It is all on You! Try to be THE BEST, do not put limits on yourself!
THE MORE OF AN INDIVIDUAL YOU BECOME THE MERRIER !.!.!.!.!.
“I tell you the truth, whoever will receive life and believe in the kingdom will never leave it, not even if the father wants to banish him."
This quote is very fascinating for me to say the least. If this quote is a real depiction of what Jesus said when he was in flesh on earth, then it does make me go "Wooaw". What Jesus is saying in this quote is the following: Jesus is saying that "if one to receive life" and by that He means if one to grow his spirit-seed into completion/maturing and thus one becomes a living being in The Kingdom, than even, EVEN if The Father wants to banish the person, The Person who became alive in spirit will never leave The Kingdom.
Why this information is shocking to me is that I always thought that The Father has the last word and can do anything. However, here Jesus is saying that if one to enter the kingdom of heaven, one will never leave it even if the Father will want to banish him!
As Jesus said in the gospel of Thomas, "When you come to know yourselves, then you will become known, and you will realize that it is you who are the sons of the living father." When one makes oneself to exist for real, then you will know yourself for who you really is and you will become known in The Kingdom Of Heaven, in other words, You will gain an identity an existence in the Kingdom of Heaven. Because before you are born of the spirit, you are just an animal-homo sapiens who is walking this earth, in the reality/world of death and decay, in the realm of mortality.