The carnage taking place in the Middle East between the “Palestinians”, and the “Israelis” is the result of ignorance pertaining to man’s relationship to his fellow man. The turmoil will exist so long as the root cause exists, and the cause originated through the different religious beliefs on either side. Biblical truths have been ignored for centuries…truths that are not too difficult to understand if only men were willing to acknowledge their short comings and humble themselves, by realizing that the only real difference between an Israelite and a Palestinian is their beliefs…their “ learned states of mind”. Man…is a programmable being that can be made to believe virtually anything!
Let us look for a moment at the statement in the book of Galatians Chap. 3 verse 28. “There is neither Jew nor Greek, bond nor free, male nor female, for we are all one in Christ Jesus”. Now, it infers that we are “all one” only if we be in “Christ Jesus”. The truth is that we are really all one whether we believe in “Christ Jesus” or not, it’s just that there is a condition to be met before we can KNOW that we are “ all one”. The fact is that each of us is, at this very moment, the presence of the ONE Life…the ONE Creator…the ONE Source of all that exists, and not one of us has any being apart from or other than the Source! In fact…the only “thing” that has being is the Source! Of ourselves we have no being… None of us! God made each of us in His image and likeness, but our parents, in obvious ignorance of this Biblical truth, gave us a name at our birth to identify us with them, and then proceeded to mold us in “their” image and likeness. They simply taught us what they had been taught.
We are all related to each other as “branches” are related to a common vine. The branch and the Vine are really not two things…they are one and the same. The one is but an extension of the other. The “branch” of itself has no being, only the Vine has being, and the Vine is the Source, the Universal I AM...the presence of that which is God. What the Vine is…is what a “man” is!…All men. Only we have been programmed to believe we are the “person” our parents created when they named us at our birth. We have failed to realize that the Source is the reality of each of us. Each of us is whatever we can imagine the Source to be! All religious groups teach that God is the creator of all things…the great provider, a God of Love. God…is the reality of humanity. AS “Moses, He gave us the ten commandments… …AS “Jesus,” He showed us what manner of being we are! That man might realize these truths was the purpose for his appearance on Earth some 2000 years ago. The “son” of God (the Christ) is but the “Father”(the Universal I AM) personified (I and my Father are One) When we realize that we are the Source embodied…we take upon ourselves the likeness of the Source. That likeness is the Christ… the “Father” personified!
The Universal I AM is the Vine, and each of us is the Vine embodied…the Vine individualized. The I AM within each of us is Who we are, as well as What we are. This is what the world has failed to see. Why do you think He said, “ Ye must be born again” and … “Except a man be born again he cannot see the Kingdom of God.”(St. Jn.3 : 3) Because… only when we realize that the I AM within us is God, can we function in God consciousness! God consciousness and the “kingdom of God” is one and the same thing. The Kingdom of God is not some place in the sky. The entire Universe is the Kingdom of God, and Planet Earth is the “Garden of Eden”. How can we hope to restore the Kingdom of God on Earth when we believe we must die physically to get there? YES, we must die, but… not physically! We must die to Self…to the belief that we have being apart from our Source. The belief that we have being as the person our parents created when they named us at our birth is but the illusion in which we live, thus the necessity of the Spiritual Rebirth. Through the concept of the Spiritual Rebirth as taught by the vast majority of the Christian Churches, it is impossible to attain a consciousness of oneness (the Christ Mind)! There is only the I AM “...I am the First and I am the Last and beside me there is none else”. Read the book of Isaiah. Not realizing that we are creative beings, we think, and thus we create, as we perceive ourselves to be. It is “God” that is us. In reality we are all One, and “ HE” is that One (I am He that doth speak, behold it is I)
All the turmoil that exists on Earth at this moment exists because of mans belief in his “imagined nationality”. In reality, we are all One. There is no one other than the “Father”. That man might realize this was the purpose for His coming some 2000 years ago. “That they may be One, even as we are One.” He did not die on the cross to take upon himself the sins of the world…He suffered the cross to visibly demonstrate to all of humanity, that the “outer self” must be crucified before the resurrection of the I AM within us can take place. For this reason did He suffer and die for us! We don’t have to endure the agony of the Cross as He did…we have but to acknowledge Him (God) as our reality…as the real you and the real me, and make a commitment to live in that identity… in our I AM that I AM identity, for GOD is the reality of each of us. In this realization lies the salvation of the human race, and any attempt to establish a lasting peace on Earth by any other means, amounts to nothing more than a band-aid solution.