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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

THEO-LOGIC, CREATIVITY, AND SELF-ESTEEM

"Let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning..."...we've been talking about this concept of tuning into the original creative information about ourselves mentioned at least a couple of times in John's first epistle for many years now, and yet I feel like we've only begun to scratch the surface of what this really means for all of us...your life is a manifestation of a creative word from the Intelligent Designer..."In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God"...the Greeks called it the 'Logos' or the logic of God, as in "In the beginning was the Logos"...it's where we get the word 'theology' from...theos (Gr. for God)- logic...the logic of the Creator...the people who spoke Aramaic (the language that Jesus spoke) called it "willed action", as in 'In the beginning was willed action, and that willed action was with God, and that willed action was God"...

If you aren’t living from who you really are, and you're not walking in your deepest truth, manifesting yourself into the physical world as the being that God created you to be, then you're probably not enjoying your life very much...you were actually created, or rather spoken into existence, "in the beginning" (or, as the Concordant Literal New Testament puts it, "in A beginning")...but once you got here you began to hear many different voices telling you who you were, and not all of them were consistent with how you were fashioned to be from "in the beginning"...when we agreed with these voices, we developed over time a certain internal belief system about who we were, and our strongest psychological human drive has been to behave consistently with that system of beliefs...our subconscious has even been working throughout our lives to make sure that we all fall “in-line” with what we genuinely think our core identity is on a certain level...("Train up a child in the way HE should go [and in keeping with HIS INDIVIDUAL GIFT OR BENT], and when he is old he will not depart from IT." - Proverbs 22:6 - Amplified Bible)...unfortunately, many if not most of us were not trained up in the way that WE should go, according to our individual gift or bent, and as a result we have believed ourselves to be something that is the exact opposite of who we actually are...this false self-belief is often completely out of sync with what was said about us "in the beginning", and that's why it is not Logos-compatible (i.e. it is theo-illogical)...this distorted self-perception is generally at the core of all of our stress, pain, worry, and dissatisfaction in life...

Little by little we have to "let that abide in us which we heard from the beginning"...we can't make it happen, we have to let it happen...we have to strip away later after layer of psychological paint that has been added to our self-image...words, thoughts, beliefs that were only cosmetic in nature...they only covered up the truth...but when we continue to scrape away at every layer that is false, we eventually uncover our true identity...our "God identity" that finally feels "logical" to our souls, in the flow of the Logos that was spoken "in the beginning"...that's how we finally live authentically and in congruence with who we were created by God to be...once that happens, transformation is effortless (that's why John goes on in that chapter to say "you have no need that any man should teach you")...after that, it's easy (theo-"logical") to identify the true source and real meaning of ALL our limiting beliefs, self-sabotaging programs/agendas, and destructive cellular memory that restricts our full human potential…when we finally "let that abide in us which we heard from the beginning", it all finally starts to make sense...

5 comments:

  1. J B John Wanza said...

    Once again, my Bishop and friend you are on point. Thank you.

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  2. Ben Sturgell said...

    This is great.

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  3. Ben Sturgell said...

    Thank you sir.

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  4. Gregory Bowman said...

    Amazing word!

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  5. A James Collins said...

    Yes n yes

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