Living as Holy Spirit (Breath)

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CHAPTER 1 Living as Holy Spirit

CHAPTER 2 The Mystery of the Invisible

CHAPTER 3 A Renewed Conscious Awareness

CHAPTER 4 Father, Creator, Spirit is Omnipresent

CHAPTER 5 Living the Infinite Way, Truth and Lifeway of Life

 CHAPTER 6 Seven Stages of Awareness
 

 
   LIVING AS HOLY SPIRIT    
CHAPTER 1


Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build.

Psalms 127


Illumination dissolves all the material ties. It binds men together with the divine links of spiritual understanding. It reveals the wisdom of having a teachable attitude and receiving Truth from anointed messenger ministers. It acknowledges the Christ Spirit within every cell of one’s being. It has no manmade ritual, no rules or laws, nothing except the divine nature within.
Jesus explained that man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of our Father.
Throughout every age, there have been men and women who possess discernment who have discovered that this is true. I have many books from men back in the early 1800’s who possessed many great truths and understandings. However, most of them mixed the revelation with their current religious beliefs. Moreover, some turned their eyes away from what Jesus revealed, and began to give the power to the universe, and humanism.
We have learned that we do not live merely by work, food, and rest, but that there is another factor that enters life, which is far more important than any of those activities. This factor is the 
“word that proceedeth out of our Holy Spirit, which is the spirit of Truth.” Deut. 8:3, Matthew 4:4, John 15:26.


The Word of Spirit is the living waters. It is our protection, our safety, our security. As we go about our daily tasks and duties of life, even though we may go through deep waters, and go through the fire of consequential experience, the waters will not overflow us, and the flames of those consequences will not kindle upon us if the Voice of our Holy Spirit can guide us. It is our meat, our water, and our Bread of Life. But the Word must be more than a quotation from a book we call “the Bible.” It must come alive within us; it must be a vital, living force. Its essence, or substance, must become part of our inner consciousness, no longer words, but THE Word. Then and only then will it function for us eternally.
There is Truth and there is a Way and a Life we can live out of and they are only one, not many. There is One Power, One Mind, One Body and One Spirit.


As recorded in John 14:16, Jesus answered a question from Thomas, as to how mankind could know the way Jesus was discussing with them. Jesus answered him and said, “I exist the way,” which is the highway of living (Spirit), “and I exist the Truth; not the concealing truth, which was the result of the Law of doing to be, and I exemplify the Life you can live. Not one man, woman, boy or girl is currently fully aware of the Father, apart from what I have come to teach, reveal and do.” RERichmond Tree of Life Bible®
 

Since that is true, we must then learn what Jesus revealed to the people of his day, which is also for us today, and is for everyone age after age. Jesus also said, “The Law and Unbelief as to whom one is, kills, steals and destroys life: I am present to cause you to take hold of your Zoe Life and an experience it exceedingly abundantly above and beyond measure in permanency.” RERichmond Tree of Life Bible® John 10:10 (Greek: echo – not have, but get a hold of and experience)
What is there about the Bible that is holy? Is it the binding, the print, or the words? Not one of these is sacred, and yet so many people make the Authorized King James version so Holy that they do not allow the members to read any other version. The only thing about the bible that is powerful is the Word of God received by the reader. We do not find that in the tangible book alone. One can read the Bible from front to back, hundreds of times, and never receive the “engrafted word of God.” Engrafted is a word that implies becoming one or in union. Not all the Bible is the “inspired word of God.” Scripture states, “All Scripture, inspired and given by God IS profitable,” not All Scripture IS, inspired…
If you have followed our teaching on No Penal Substitution, you should know by now, that much of the Old Testament writers and even New Testament writers were greatly influenced by paganistic and mythological beliefs, thus affecting their perception of Father God and what they “thought God said,” rather than what God said. They did not listen to the instruction of the Father with intelligence, therefore 
they could not repeat exactly what was said; they repeated and gave order to those who followed them, strictly on their perception and not the truth of the matter.


Just as Jesus said, “I exist as the way, the truth and the life,” and mankind should have looked to him to learn who they were; sadly, they did not.


After the Apostle Paul was apprehended by his Holy Spirit, concerning the things of Jesus’ Passion and what Jesus revealed, he said, “It is no longer me, myself and I (ego) but now, the life I now live is Spirit.” He learned how to live out of his Holy Spirit within and follow the promptings and Voice of his Holy Spirit, which is the same as your Holy Spirit and that of our Creator Father’s Holy Spirit; there is only one Holy Spirit.


Another way of saying what Paul said, is, “I am no longer me, myself and I (ego), but I now have taken hold of my union with Father God, to live as Spirit; yet I am still Paul, but I have learned to live out the life (Zoë) I always had, of which I was not previously aware. I now live (experience Zoe life) in my body by resting in reliance on what Jesus revealed in his earth walk and the eternal love of our Father Creator.”


Father God is Spirit (life) and when the first-fruit man was created, Father graced man with His Holy Spirit (Life). Why, because God wanted and still does desire that man would live on this earth, in full life and take dominion over this planet and over themselves. The first-fruit man never lost God’s life, nor has any man after him. They received the great lie of separation and self-condemned themselves; God never condemned anyone.


Father instructed the first-fruit man to feed only from teachers of the Tree of Life (Spirit), but instead they fed from teachers of the knowledge of good and evil. What we feed from, influences our conscious awareness. If it is not teaching from the Spirit, then it produces fruit that does not remain. We want fruit that remains, and there is a Way, a Truth and a Life that brings permanency of life; Jesus revealed it and exemplified it.


In Deuteronomy 30:18, Moses wrote of a time when God spoke to the children of Israel and said, “I want you to choose life not death; before you there is death that comes from living as carnal, out of the sense realm; but there is a higher way of life and that comes from living out of your Holy Spirit; that you and your seed may live abundantly and long, world without end.” RERichmond Tree of Life Bible®


Why are most People not experiencing Life and Life More Abundantly?


They have fed and continue to feed from the wrong Influences Millions of people purchase a Bible every year, but how many of these people have the Word of God? If it remains printed in a book, it does not become flesh. When the Word becomes active in our intellect, our consciousness, and within our mouth, it is there that it becomes flesh, and becomes active in our entire being.


The Bible reveals the book of Life, which always was man, and Jesus revealed this fact in His earth walk that we are the book of Life. When the teachings of the Bible can be made understandable by gifted scribes, teachers and preachers, its teachings are spiritually discerned. The hearing and seeing student discovers that it is filled with the very bread of life, the very water, and the very wine spoken of in Revelation 14:10, which is to be poured out without religious mixture.
As a book, it is not our protection, nor our security. If we memorized the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation, we might still find ourselves hungry, sick, weak, lonely and dying needlessly. Why? Because a surface reading of the Bible, without the help of your Holy Spirit, will never reveal the Holy Spirit in you (Christ in you).


Only as the Truthful Word takes root in our conscious awareness can it come forth as a living demonstration and experience. It does no good to quote Psalm 91 and think we should be protected by constant quoting. What is vital is that we fulfill the requirement of that Psalm. It requires us to constantly dwelling in the “secret place of the Most High”, (Psalm 91:1) by abiding in spiritual Truth, by living in the continuous recognition of Fathers Holy Spirit being our Holy Spirit, by recognizing Spirit as the only cause and creative Principle, and by letting Holy Spirit become operative in our experience.
 

When one dwells in the un-deceitful Word of Truth we teach, it becomes the very embodiment of his being. We no longer have any fear, nor do we see anything presented to us as bad or good, as being a power. We no longer live in a “need” mentality. The Truth in which we are abiding, and in which we are permitting ourselves to abide, becomes our fortress. It becomes our Rock; and we come to a place in our consciousness where we realize that this Way, Truth and Life is our shield, and buckler (protector), our fortress. It is the very Person we are, which is the Plural and Face of God in our entire being.
 

Second Samual 22:31 As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trusts in him. KJV
Psalm 18:2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. KJV
Psalm 18:30 As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him. 31 For who is God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God? 32 It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect. KJV
Proverbs 2:1 My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; 2 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; 3 Yea,

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if thou criest after knowledge and liftest up thy voice for understanding; 4 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; 5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God. 6 For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. 7 He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous (people who are aware): he is a buckler to them that walk in Spirit. 8 He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints. 9 Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path. 10 When wisdom entereth into thine heart (consciousness / intellect), and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul (entire being); KJV (italics mine)


Scripture plays a greater and greater part in one’s life as its inner meaning unfolds and reveals itself. If a person only reads Scripture from a surface understanding, then what they read does not become a proper driving force in their life. All Scripture must be interpreted properly by understanding the Truth of the Gospel, seeing Jesus’ work in all the Old Testament pictures and the people of the Old Testament as ensamples (examples) to us in this age, and then translated spiritually to penetrate the depth of its message. Pondering, listening to Father speaking to one’s Spirit, and then meditating on the Word will reveal its real meaning or essence. Then it “is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edge sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of intellect/brain, and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the
 
thoughts and intent of the brain.” Hebrew 4:12 RERichmond Tree of Life Bible®


One can spend all the time they want meditating; however, if it is not on the Word of God, then it will not come from Holy Spirit, but from the intellect and brain. The reason for this is, Father will not reveal anything that is not confirmed in His written Word. Jesus said, “In the volume of the book it is written of Him.” I know we are the book that is sealed in the book of Revelation; however, Jesus was talking about the written Word that revealed Him. In Revelation, 19:10 the messenger stated that he was of the brethren that have the testimony of Jesus. Then the messenger Pastor said, “For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” Therefore, to those who get weary of hearing about Jesus’ redemptive work, and the detail in which Paul explained it, let me say, the messenger who spoke to John said there is no other prophecy but of what Jesus did and revealed. The word ‘testimony’ is evidence given, record, report, and witness.


In the Old Testament, the prophets spoke of what would take place in Jesus’ work, and what would take place with Father's dealings with Israel of old. After the Resurrection, those who prophesy, only speak of Jesus’ great work, from the book of Genesis to the book of Revelation. There is nothing to prophesy concerning any future events. Giving a word of knowledge is not prophecy. Many people believe they are prophesying when they give words of knowledge and exhortation, but they are not. Prophecy is speaking the Truth of the Gospel, as one explains, teaches, and preaches the Word of Truth. The Gospel or Good News is the Resurrection; God never left man in their false death estate; that’s good news! Therefore, if one is meditating, which means to ponder, converse, and utter, then it should be on the Word of God, seeking the Truth of the written Word. As a person is meditating, Father will speak Truths that have been hidden by wrong translations, wrong perceptions and hidden to man who only learns from the sensory realm.


Joshua 1:8 this book of the law shall not depart out of thy sight; but thou shalt mediate therein day and night…. Psalm 1:2 … and in the Pentateuch doth he meditate day and night, 3 and he shall be like a tree planted by rivers of water… Psalm 63:6 when I remember thee upon my bed, and mediate on thee in the night watches. Psalms 77:12 I will mediate also of the work and talk of thy doings.


Psalms 119:15 I will mediate in thy precepts and have respect unto thy ways. Psalms 119:48 My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes. Ps 119:148 Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word. Ps 143:5 I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands.


Once we allow the truthful Word to be quick and powerful in our intellect, our awareness yields from its intellectual base to its spiritual base, and our Holy Spirit is revealed as present.
 

The underlying Truths in the written Word are the real teachings and they are hidden for individuals who are “awakened to spirit” to glean from the truths they reveal. Some are hidden by mistranslations of the words, and by those in control of the translators, who intentionally added words that were not in the original text. However, we who are tuned into the Voice of our Holy Spirit, can discern underlying truth. We do not want to be as the Church of Corinth was. Paul wrote to them in his first letter to them, chapter 3:1 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes to the truth of Spiritual understanding. 2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. 3 For ye are yet as carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, are ye not carnal, and occupied with living as those who only seek sensory knowledge?


These people were no different than many today. They were righteous Son of God, nonetheless, they continued to live and react as anthropos, living AS carnal, not caring about Truth, being un-teachable, not willing to listen or learn from the ministry set over the Church by Father, and continuing in jealousy, indignation, debate, contention, and quarreling, the result of which divides the body.


1 Corinthians 2:11 For what man (anthropos – human being, man who gather his intellect from the sense realm) knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 14 But the natural (carnal lower realm thinking) man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. 15 But he that is spiritual (pneumatikos, non-carnal) judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. 16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ (Our Spirit). KJV


In the Bible, what we teach is “the Pearl of Great Price.” When we find this Pearl, who is a person, the teaching says to us, “This is for me; this is the way,” then let us follow it.


When the revelation of Father has come to one’s consciousness, he or she has touched the hem of the robe and they no longer suffer from the many cures of the religious, financial, medical, political and social, systems of this age, which has caused much suffering in many people’s lives. They will no longer financially support those systems, they will find a place where there is bread and wine in the house of God again, and support that with their time, talent, and treasure.
Inner “unfoldment” is the mission of the Infinite Way, Truth, and the Life. Its purpose is the revelation of the Truth of the Gospel, from within our own being and awakening in our 
conscious awareness, to righteousness and the presence of our Holy Spirit in our entire being.
What I teach at our fellowship, and around this planet, is not so much a teaching, as it is an experience, an experience of living out of our Holy Spirit, a God-experience. Living Holy Spirit as our life is the visible expression of our Father Creator.
Jesus gave the illustration in the planting of the seed in fertile soil, in stony soil, and in barren soil. It is the seed planted in fertile soil that springs up into fruit. How can we recognize fertile soil? How can we know when our consciousness is fertile for the planting of the word of Truth? We may be sure that it is stony and barren so long as it is concerned with outer results.


The only time our consciousness is fertile for planting the spiritual seed is when we can say, “I am seeking only spiritual fruit, spiritual health, spiritual wealth, and spiritual companionship that remains. When we can be satisfied to let the Kingdom of God interpret itself to us in its own language, and not in accordance with what we think our needs or requirements are, then, and then only, is our consciousness seeking spiritual fruit.


After the seed is planted in our awareness, there comes the same period of development as comes with the development of a child, and there is the period of growth and “unfolding”. In the spiritual kingdom, there is no such process, but because most people are not at the standpoint of absolute readiness for ascension, we must pass through the same period of preliminary unfolding. There must come an awakening in everyone’s understanding. Then one must know that they are who Father has made them to be, and that they are to rule and reign over their earth, including the elements of the planet we reside on as Son of God – the Prince of this globe. There must come a time when every man, woman, boy or girl has an experience, where they give up their ego (me, myself and I), to the perfect will of Oneness. Then one wakes up to the completed revelation of Father’s eternal love and experiences the complete enfolding of Holy Spirit in themself.


Consequently, there must be preparation for the seed of revelation to be planted in the intellect and brain of man. This first preparation is the abandonment of material achievement. In Isaiah 11, the Prophet talked about places the people had gone into that had hindered them. One was Assyria, which means ‘to step’ or to go after physical wealth, as if they were needy. When we come to the point of abandonment, where we are willing to give up everything and live out of our Holy Spirit, we find the mystery and the miracle. Nothing real has been sacrificed, and all has been gained. John 10:27 “My Sheep hear my voice, and I know them and they follow me.” The phrase, “They follow,” is akoloutheo in the Greek, and it infers union, or to be in the same way. It has the word “Theo” in it, which comes from Theos – God. Seven is the number of maturity and perfection. In the Apostles Pauls’ Epistles, seven times he used one of the following phrases - “Follow me,” “Follow God,” “Follow us,” “Followers of the Church of God (not religion),” and “Follow them who are of the faith and that which is good.” The word ‘follow’ is to be as or to consider yourself that same. In 1 Cor 11:1 “Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.” To paraphrase and explain his exhortation, he was saying, “Follow me as I follow the dictates and Voice of our Holy Spirit.


We must wake up to the fact that we are the embodiment and face of our Father God, and our Holy Spirit is the same as Father’s Holy Spirit. This awakening is achieved through the activity of listening to our Renewing Mind, which is our Holy Spirit. Doing so, drives away the untruths in our brain (thoughts, memories and intellect). If there is no change in our consciousness, there will be no change in our outer experience, because that which is in consciousness comes forth as manifestation. There is no truth IN manifestation: Truth appears AS manifestation. Spirit is not something separate and apart from the forms, which it assumes. Holy Spirit is the substance and the form of its manifestation. The Truth, revealed in secret, appears in manifested form as experience.


Our purpose, therefore, in being on this path of awakening to righteousness, and no longer living AS a mere human, is the expansion of our Holy Spirit into our consciousness, the revelation revealed by Jesus Christ’s redemptive work, and the revelation of who we are – Son of God. Our “unfoldment” depends upon what we are seeking. Are we seeking only the demonstration of Holy Spirit? Are we ready at this moment to stop giving thought to things of this world, which are not part of the spiritual kingdom, and realize: “All I want is the kingdom of God on earth. I desire only the kingdom of God, the reign of God in my individual experience, and the government of God in my individual affairs.” To experience the Kingdom of God, is to fully realize one’s eternal state of righteousness and the resulting peace and joy that comes from that awareness.


When we are ready to do this; to release a life of limited human life and to experience Spirit, we are no longer limited to an awareness that gathers its knowledge and understanding from the five senses, or to the experiences that come from the five- sense realm, which are temporal at best. Our Holy Spirit knows no limits. Your Holy Spirit just pours through you. It comes flowing through in such a glorious, rushing manner that we can scarcely believe it. It may flow through as an entirely new life, as new work, as new activity, or it may increase and prosper that in which we already engage. In my writings, I experience the pouring constantly, and yes, I sit at my computer, in absolute amazement at what I hear and see.
We become beholders of the activity of Father God as our Holy Spirit, and marvel at the benevolence, beauty, and bounty that we see and experience. In that moment of heightened awareness, we know there is a high purpose for each one of us, a Divine destiny, which is to live life and life more abundantly as Sons of God, on this planet. The Prodigal went out to search for what he already possessed. What we have searched for, is a life we have always had.
 

Spiritual living is a life lived by Grace, not by might, nor by power, a life in which we find all things appearing from within or from without, in the order in which they are required. Our Creator graced us with the same Holy Spirit in Him – there is only one Holy Spirit. Zechariah 4:6 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts. KJV


This is living by Grace (Ones Christ Life), and it is attained only when things, thoughts, and desires have been overcome. We have not overcome the systems of this age, while we are trying to improve or increase our material sense of the world. We overcome the systems of this age by identifying with who we really are and the Logos in our speech, thoughts, and desires.
Spiritual life is that state of being in which we live out of our Spirit and know that whatever the requirement is for each day, it will appear. If there is a requirement for funds tomorrow, then it will appear from without. If there is a requirement for peace tomorrow, then it will come from within. If there is a requirement for healing virtue to flow, then it will come from within (God our health). If there is a requirement for understanding, then it will come from within. Our Holy Spirit is our true mind, and we know all things.


Everything that comes to us is from our True Supply, and it is inside of our Spirit already. 2 Peter 1:2 “Grace and perfection be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus, our Lord, 3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:” KJV


In fact, it always comes just a little bit before it is required. A path opens before us of indescribable beauty, joy, and peace.
Remember that from now on. We do not live by bread alone; we do not live by money; we do not live by human rest. We live by the “received at rest” Word engrafted into our thought and into our remembrance, and it is able to rescue our brain and intellect from the thoughts, desires, and knowledge from the man-made systems of this present age.


This is the great secret; from the moment, we begin to take the Logos into our thoughts, secretly and silently, telling no one, a change begins to take place in us. The Apostle Paul uses the word “mystery” and the phrase “which was kept secret” in Romans 16:25, when he taught of the decision, decree and declaration Father God made of man, from the foundation of the world; let us become man in our image and let them have dominion over themselves and the world. It was a secret and mystery because religion kept it so.


The word ‘mystery’ is NT:346 musterion (moos-tay'-ree-on); from a derivative of muo (to shut the mouth); a secret or "mystery" (through the idea of silence imposed by initiation into religious rites):
 

The word ‘religion’ comes from a Latin and Greek word, meaning to bind and hold back. So, we can see musterion is the result of following the many man formed doctrines and religions; your mouth cannot speak of the truth because of you joining with the Great Lie of separateness.


The phrase “which was kept secret,” comes from a root Greek word; NT:4623 siopao (see-o-pah'-o); from siope (silence, i.e. a hush; properly, muteness, i.e. involuntary stillness, or inability to speak; to be dumb to a subject. To be“dumb” is to be ignorant of something.


It is not difficult to see how siopao has been widespread in the world for thousands of years. Even today, very few people are able to speak of their eternal righteousness, Holiness and perfect union with their Creator Father. Very few are aware that they are the embodiment of Father God. Religion has kept man dumb. The same is true of the other systems of this earth; political, medical, financial and social. I call it the “dumbing” of our people; and the people are allowing it.
We must break free from the Great Lies of the false systems, and embrace the Kingdom of God within, and listen to the Spirit of truth within.


From that moment, the great secret of life is ours. The secret found in all scripture is spiritually discerned. The secret that Jesus tried to impart to man two thousand years ago is realized: “The Kingdom of God is within you.” When we realize that righteousness, peace and joy in our Holy Spirit, as revealed in the Logos of Father God, it becomes evident in our awareness and vital in our experience.
 

The un-deceitful word of God received, is the great truth that becomes flesh, and becomes tangible in our lives. This Word held close within us, thought upon, dwelt upon, and remembered, becomes the spiritual activity of life, and brings spiritual qualities into expression. Our Holy Spirit, which is our life becomes the visible expression of the invisible Father God. We then walk with our Creator in full Spirit awareness (cool of the day).


There is no way to bring spiritual good or spiritual power, into our experience from outside our own being; not from our planet and not from the universe. Spirituality is not something that comes to us, but rather some flows out from within when we entertain our Holy Spirit. “If ye stay at rest with Me, and my words abide in you,” then the great perfection, the great and true delights of this world, will be yours.” No perception of lack will come to you, and there will be nothing for you to fear.”


Every day take the True Word into your consciousness, and as often as possible throughout the day remind yourself of it. If you do that, you will never again be the same because from that moment on, you have touched an infinite center of wisdom or knowledge, the infinite of your Holy Spirit / Father God’s presence that directs, protects, maintains, and sustains.
Those of you who are on this path and who have not yet had this experience will achieve it, because it is written: “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you.”
 

Father has brought you to this place of “unfoldment” and will not suffer you to stray from the Path of righteousness until you have received full illumination. The Way, The Truth, and The Life Way of Life lies open before you. Will you rouse up from sleep, from sitting or lying in the disease of living as mere human, from inactivity, ruins, and a life of nonexistence and follow me as I follow my Holy Spirit? We must start living out of our Spirit and not out of an awareness that too often is influenced by that which is carnal.


In the phrase, Jesus spoke several times, “rise or arise, take up thy bed,” – the word rise and arise is NT: 1453 egeiro (eg-i'-ro); probably akin to the base of NT:58 (through the idea of collecting one's faculties); to waken (transitively or intransitively), i.e. rouse (literally, from sleep, from sitting or lying, from disease, from death; or figuratively, from obscurity, inactivity, ruins, nonexistence):