Notes on Becoming Born Again from: https://www.jesusteachings.com/
Change. There is a lot of work to do.
“Put on the new man, which is renewed in applying the knowledge of God, given to us through Jesus the Christ.” (Col 3:10)
“The time is fulfilled and the knowledge of God is at hand: repent, change your mind,, and believe (DO) the gospel.” (Mark 1:15)
“Though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. In patience, posses ye your souls. And he that endureth to the end, shall be saved.” (Lk 21:19, 2Cor4:16, Mtt 10:22)
It is only in the application of this knowledge to one’s self that brings help and makes the necessary changes. Knowledge without Application brings nothing but self-righteousness; it brings no fruit. “Doing” is what brings change and experience, not thinking. With the help of God, Jesus, and the heavenly angels, eventually the new man is born.
You can expect God’s love, Jesus’ love, and the love of the heavenly angels to see you through the gestation period to become born again. All rejoice in the rebirth of each and every Lost Sheep.
You can expect that you are going to have to re-learn most of what you have been taught; especially if you have belonged to a religion. The Word of God is Living, and Active, and Sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of Spirit (mind), discerning the thoughts and intentions of the soul. (Heb 4:12)
We have been put into a mortal prison house where we are the keeper of our prison until time runs out and death of the mortal coil slams the door shut on redemption. WE can continue living in our prison cell of sin, or we can change that dirty prison garment of sin suffering and death for the wedding garment of righteousness freedom and Life.
Free your mind from sin by becoming the servant of righteousness; develop an obsessive complusive disorder when it comes to righteousness.
The knowledge in these pages will do you no good unless you put it into practice. Jesus’ teachings are a Do-it-yourself set of instructions on how to become born again, and make one’s self ready to return home to Heaven.
The way back home is one of learning, applying, changing and becoming born again: reading, listening, knowing and talking does nothing!
Jesus brought a New Covenant, not a physical covenant like Moses, but the Covenant of God. The wages of sin has been death, but the gift of God is salvation through the teachings of Jesus. Be ye doers of the teaching, not just readers providing lip service. Learn how to rule over your own soul, and then show others the way. Pluck the mote out of your own eye first, so you can see clearly to help your brothers and sisters.
Salvation is a gift from God, a chance to return home, not something we can attain solely by our own efforts. Get right. Become born again. Get to work and await the gift, in patience. There is a lot of work to be done. This is the hardest thing you will ever do.
Be clothed with humility; for God resisteth the proud and giveth grace to the humble. Grace and Peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God the Father and Jesus. Humble yourself and be-come a servant unto death. I have set before you an open door, and no man can shut it.
The born again process will be as though you are going crazy, like you have become a stranger in a strange land; it will be a fiery trial. This is the fight for Life and the soul is not going down without many battles. You are going to fall on your face time and time again, but take those failures as opportunities to learn of soul’s crafty and deceitful devices. Keep at it and push your self until you come unto the realization, “I don’t want to be ruled by this evil soul any longer. I hate this world.”
You must apply these teachings of Jesus to your self. You must take action and work at renewing your mind, to become born again of a righteous mind. Know Thy Self.
Repent! Change your mind connection. Earnestly show the Father that you now realize that you have sinned against your brothers and sisters in heaven. How can you be his son or daughter?
Do not be misled nor mislead others.
We should no longer be “men” tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, misled by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of their deceitful plotting, taken advantage of by many.(Eph 4:14) We should no longer be “men”, who can be easily deceived and led astray, who can be fooled and drawn into fantasies, philosophies, fables and myths.
Become as a little child that is not skilled in deceiving others. Little children are born honest; “so provide things honest in the sight of all men.” (Romans 12:17)
As long as we are here in the human body the soul will not leave us alone, and so we must constantly stand-on-guard against its tricks and deceptions, forever watching and attentive to its ways, always vigilant of the soul and its wiles. Soul’s deceptions are many; soul is the great deceiver. Once you have the understanding of soul and how it works, you don’t need to read anything ever again, not even this website. STOP THE READING and get to work APPLYING.
We must learn to separate our mind from the soul, to block its’ thoughts from entering our mind, and the only way this can be done is through the Father-mind connection, by dwelling with the Father instead of the soul: by connecting with God you disconnect from mammon. Connect with the Father and disconnect from the wiles and deceptions and thoughts of the soul. Remember you cannot do it by yourself, but with God all things are possible – do you understand?
Possess Your Soul.
So far the soul has had us thinking in terms of earthly glory, as if it were the way to heaven. We have been taught to think in earthly terms of position, honour, fame, fortune and power – and none of these things exist in heaven. “What is greatness in the eyes of men, is foolishness in the sight of God.” Jesus came not to glorify himself, but to humble himself as a little child because it is the way of salvation.
However, you can expect Satan, the devil, to try and stop you from reading these teachings of Jesus. You can expect trials and tribulations from the devil to stop you from APPLYING these teachings to your self. Satan will use whatever means he can to stop you; friends, family, doubt, disbelief, lies, the very contents of your own soul. But God will not allow the devil to tempt you beyond what you are capable of handling. (1Cor 10:13) So expect to work hard, to stand on guard against the devil. Doubt not and fear not; do not let your soul rationalize away this opportunity to return home to Heaven.
Learn how to rule over your own soul first, and then you can show others the way that is not of mammon.
Put on your helmet of right thinking. Pick up your double-edged sword and slay he dragon’s thoughts of good and evil. Use your shield of knowledge to protect your self from your soul and other souls. Put on the whole armour of God and fight the soul for Life. Call upon God for the revelation of understanding.
Our essence is not the soul, which was created in the image of the Lizard, but we are the mind that was created in the likeness of the Living God. The battle is not against the evil in this world, it’s a personal battle against the soul inside. “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself (his soul) and take up his cross DAILY, and follow me. Take no thought for the morrow for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” (Luke 9:23 ; Matthew 6:34)
However one can not merely cut at the root, for in doing so it merely sprouts again. One must lay deep the axe, cutting the soul off completely from rising up and controlling us. One’s full WILL must be brought to bare against the soul, full of determination, nothing less will do. Resist the evil of the day for the evil of the day is sufficient work for the laborer.
The war is not outside in the physical, the carnal, but inside against the ruler of our mind, a spiritual war. We must learn about the enemy’s strengths that we may tear down its stronghold: fight its thoughts, feelings, emotions and imaginations which fight against the Law of God (Righteousness). It’s a war against the soul and its wiles in order to disconnect from its’ control.
Wiles: to lure through hypnotic trance, entice through daydreams, disrupt through night dreams, a trick or stratagem to deceive, a skill in outwitting the mind, guile. Reading Ephesians 6:11, “Put on the whole armour of God that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the soul.”
The clash between Will and wiless is a struggle for singleness of mind. There is a “feeling” as if it were a contest between two persons. There is a two-way communication that is as real as a conversation between two people using spoken words. It’s a battlefield of Will vs wiles between the mind and the soul. Painful as it is, the clash must take place. You must provoke the soul! You must lock horns with that evil soul.
The mind suffers in the clash as the soul claws and fights, deceives and even considers killing the physical to avoid detection and being controlled. The soul will do anything to remain on the throne. No animal cornered, struggles against its demise like the soul does
We fell from grace and cannot be restored until we understand our self and correct our self. It takes time to regain our original righteous state of mind. It requires hard work and time. We must use the will to resist the wiles of soul and make the right choice every time. (“Will” is the determination to see something through to the end while resisting any and all temptations to quit.)
The true Jihad is against your own soul. There are many battles to be fought, if righteousness is to be regained. Evil for evil is not the way. We have to be wise as serpents, yet as harmless as doves. This is not a physical fight, but a mental fight against the wiles of the soul.
Do not let that Great Deceiver, soul, keep deceiving you; just because you know the knowledge written herein, you are not spiritual or even on the spiritual path. It’s but a clever deception of the soul to keep you forever reading and asking questions instead of applying the knowledge to your self and making changes.
The soul lets you know everything, it will even memorizes it for you, but robs you of the understanding that you must APPLY the knowledge and make the necessary changes and become Righteous.
Everyone needs time to learn more of the wiles of the soul, and then even more time to take back control of their mind from that soul. It’s up to each one of us, on our own, to take a stand and put to silence the thoughts of the soul, to become ruler of the house, to rule over the soul and use our mind for service to God, instead of soul using our mind to fulfill its earthly desires.
However, when the mind is peaceful and composed, that is the time the soul suddenly flashes a lightening quick thought into the mind to seduce its attention away to thinking on what the soul wants us to think about. It arises abruptly and all by itself, or it softly slides in and steals our thinking away. As we identify with the initial thought, more thoughts rise up from the soul take us off on a tangent. Yes, as we put our attention on soul’s initial thought, more thoughts roll in in waves to support it. The mind becomes lulled into a day-dream like seaunce between it and the soul. The experience is not like the mind receiving some thought as in revelation, but rather something has grasped the mind. Instead of the mind thinking about matters, matters are firing the mind for it to think about. If you did not originate the idea, then you should know where it came from, the soul. Reading 1Peter 1:13, “Gird up your mind”; meaning we must regulate all thoughts from the soul and never let them run wild. And reading 2Corinthians 10:5 and Colossians 3:2, “bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.” Salvation rests in total soul-control.
We must learn how to control our soul’s inclinations; to resist our soul’s impulses sent to our mind; to not “look at this”, for in doing so we create a desire for what is shown. We must learn how to identify and then deny those developed propensities, no matter what rationalizations the soul attaches to them. We must learn to detach and deny the soul’s desires for its expression of lust, anger, greed, attachment, and vanity or ego. Here is the Wisdom of God.
Freedom is being free from soul’s control. This is not to say that we cannot use soul, but that we stop the soul from using us. We must reverse the relationship whereby we become the Master and the soul becomes the servant. Seek the truth for your self. Prove all things and hold fast to that which is true. “Let your own personal experience be your guiding light.” Man, Know Thy Self!
We commit sin because we are the servants of the soul’s desires. The way of soul is sin and death. A man’s foes are they of his own soul. Think about the various ways the soul can gain access into your mind. Become the Master of the soul by using your mind to catch the “wiles” of soul. By knowing what the soul is and how it operates you will begin to identify its tricks and deceptions, and you will be able to pass through its trials and tribulations. Learn of the evil soul within and how it works.
“In patience possess ye the soul.” (Luke 21:19)
Let the Battle of Armageddon between you and the soul begin. For he who will not stand on guard against the wiles of the soul will become like a city that is desolate, a city like Sodom or Gomorrah, a city where all kinds of wild beasts trample upon it; for the thoughts that are not good are evil wild beasts, and your city will be filled with robbers and you will not be able to acquire peace because all kinds of savage beasts roam its streets, continuously, day and night: the Wicked One doing all he can to destroy your city (mind).
If your thoughts, words and actions are evil, it is because the soul is ruling your mind. Stop the upward flow of these thoughts from the soul below as soon as you recognize their hypnotic effect taking over your mind. Watch for that subtle thought entering, that leads you into its’ next thought, and the next thought, linking thought after thought until you’re in full day-dreaming mode. Turn away from having any conversations with soul. Put on the new mind of knowing what soul is and how it operates. Give no audience to the soul, let that devil influence and infect your righteousness no more. The soul lives off the energy from your mind – stop feeding it!
The soul is the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and you are eating from that tree. Rise up and eat from the Tree of Life, that you may Live again. Work to understand the soul’s evil, self-righteousness and judgment. Judge the soul, for that judgment is true. It is the prince of this world, the evil within. God is above, Satan is below; rise up and disconnect from that soul of sin, sadness and suffering. As we have borne the image of the earthly, bear the image of the heavenly. That which is borne of flesh is flesh; that which is borne of the Mind is mind. (1Corinthians 15:49 and John 3:6)
Just as Jesus was reborn from the dead of this world, so can we become born again. The gift of returning home lays in the use of the will to overcome the wiles of the soul and transmute our self back into a righteous mind.
If we are not in heaven, where are we and why aren’t we there? We tell you now, you are in the Wicked One’s world of deception, his Trap, but God has made it an place of purgatory, a place Jesus has created for your expiatory purification and an opportunity to return home. Repentance and remission of sins is for all people in all nations. You are a witness to the beginning of the end. Now has true judgment been revealed unto this world. The time has been fulfilled and herein the mystery of the ages revealed: that the cause of all evil in this world is the soul. Once you understand let no one lead you astray again. “Whosoever is born of God, overcometh this world.” (1John 18:36)
Be pure of thought.
We must become like humble little children with a thought process that is pure; “for blessed are the pure in heart” (Mtt 5:6). We must be humble, not proud; we must be remorseful, not rebellious; we must become like little children before we learned selfish and stubborn pride. Is your ego, your pride, more important than entering into Life eternal? “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” (1Peter 5:5-7)
Expect that there is much work to be done. Work to become perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect and He will put his laws in your mind, and write then on your heart (soul).
Take no thought about the past, and take no thought about the future, for the past is the soul’s memory and the future is the soul’s imagination; for in doing so we let the soul in, and evil comes in the next moment to drag us down to Satan’s Seat of sin.
Stand fast in the moment and watch for the wiles of the soul and those other souls around you; learn their tricks and stratagems. Every moment of every day be vigilant, for the soul is in a constant state of readiness to exploit any “lapse” in vigilance, to use its strengths, your weaknesses, against you.
Except our minds be converted, and we become like humble little children, we cannot return to Other Earth. Like anything of great value, knowledge, hard work and time is required to attain it.
Faith, born of God, a gift from God, overcomes this world. Be not slothful but a follower like them who through faith and patience will inherit the promise, the promise to be heirs of the world to come which is attained through the righteousness of faith. Trust in the Living God of Life who is the Saviour of ALL men.
For so it is at the end of this earthly life, when the resurrection from the dead comes; both of the just and the unjust. When the angels come and sever the just from the unjust; the just taken back to Life in Heaven, while the unjust remain in the outer darkness (Bottomless Pit). Awake to Righteousness.
In Patience Know that the trying of your faith worketh patience. So let patience have her perfect work that you may become perfect, wanting nothing. Behold, we are found happy, who endure: have you not heard of the patience of Job? You are going to fail, BUT learn from your failures and don’t repeat. And not only so, but glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation worketh patience. In patience possess ye your souls. Be not slothful but followers of them who through faith and patience inherited the promise. So have patience doing the will of God, and you will receive the promise of the Father. Bring forth fruit with patience. Hope for that which we see not, and with patience wait for it. Now the God of patience and consolation grants you to be like-minded, one toward another, according to Jesus. O man of God, follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Therefore, seeing that we are compassed about with sin, which doth so easily beset us, let us run, with patience, the race which has been set before us. For he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall return home.
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