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Sunday, January 25, 2015

TODAY AT METRON - 1/25/15

  • "I really enjoyed today's message.. in the past I have walked away from the bible and sought other paths of faith.. So I have studied Taoism and read the Tao Te Ching and I have also learned a lot about Buddhism... Learning about other beliefs has helped me come to terms with the bible and my faith in God.. God doesn't speak in just one voice. His voice is translated in many different ways... Can't wait til more people will see that..."
    - TS



"Today was so good! You make me laugh too...That's a good thang!"
- FM


Thanks for this from today's teaching, Ellwood Neuer


"Today's topic was informative, educational, and as always, humorous. This teaching engenders tolerance, understanding, peace, and compassion. I am glad I came. I love you."
- LS

Monday, January 19, 2015

HIGHLIGHTS FROM YESTERDAY AT METRON (1/18/15)

"There's not a single time I've heard one of your messages that I've been disappointed! 
You never cease to amaze me!"
- BJ

"...What a special day it was, from the theatre being packed for the morning service, to Jim preaching as good a message as I've ever heard, to Paulette and Ethel sharing so much love in song, there was something special in the air..."
-EWS
Paulette Washington singing 'Love Lift Us Up"
Surprise visit from Lay E who sang "Three Little Birds"
Dr. Ralph Martin
Wishing Avery Rogers a Happy Birthday

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

HAPPY EPIPHANY!

Those of you who have a background in liturgical Christian churches know that today, January 6, is "Epiphany"...the 12th day of Christmas...in Koine Greek, it's ἐπιφάνεια, epiphaneia, or "manifestation" or "striking appearance"...

It's the day of the Theophany, which in Ancient Greek is (ἡ) Θεοφάνεια, Theophaneia, meaning "vision of God"...it's a Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God as a human being in Jesus Christ...in Western Christianity, the feast commemorates principally (but not solely) the visit of the Magi to the Christ child, and thus Jesus' physical manifestation to the Gentiles...

The Magi (or three Wise Men), who are celebrated on this day, may be my favorite Bible characters...they were persian magician/astrologers who, as far as we know, knew nothing of the Scriptures predicting the birth of a Jewish Messiah, and still found the Christ...they certainly didn't know that the Prophet Micah had said that He would be born in Bethlehem...

Now pertaining to Jesus – being born within [the town ofBethlehem, of the Judean [district], during the days of Herod the king – note and consider this: Great ones (magi: from the Persian magus = great ones, who were often Persian priests; wise men; scholars; astrologers; royal advisors; or: magicians) from eastern regions birthed their presence into Jerusalem[Hebrew: City or Occupation of Peace and Wholeness]. They kept on saying, "Where is He being the one born 'King of the Judeans'? You see, we saw His star (or: luminous heavenly body; meteor; flame of light) in [itsrising (or: within the East, the place of rising; or: we, [being] in the east, saw His star), and we come (or: came) to do obeisance (or: to kiss toward, fall down and give reverence, worship and pay homage) to Him."

(Matthew 2:1, 2 - Jonathan Mitchell New Testament)

...somehow they knew about Him by charting the stars, or the zodiac, and were so excited about His birth that they travelled to a foreign country just to worship Him...not to convert to Judaism...not to learn about the Hebrew Scriptures...certainly not to become  "Christians", because that concept didn't even exist yet...these three mysterious men transcended religious and national boundaries, and were not only enlightened in the magical arts, they were also global visionaries...they intuitively recognized who Jesus was as a baby in the same way that the pagan Roman Centurian recognized Him as an adult...


Now when the man Jesus was born as a baby in Bethlehem of Judea during the reign of Herod the king, astrologers from the East came to Jerusalem to inquire about Him. These astrologers, or “Magi” originated from a religious caste among the Persians who were devoted to divination (or the practice of the magic arts) and to the interpretation of dreams. They came from Southern Arabia, where they had long maintained a tradition of Israelite Messianic expectation that had survived in the region since the days of the Queen of Sheba; and this tradition survived alongside their practice of astrology. When they came to Jerusalem, they began to ask around, “Where is He Who has been born King of the Jews? For we have charted His star in the East through our understanding of the zodiac and have come to worship Him.”

(Matthew 2:1, 2 - Matthew In The Now


"Epiphany" is also known as "The Day of the Lights"...the dictionary defines an epiphany as: 


"a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple,  homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience"...


I love the way the Concordant Literal Version translates Matthew 2:1, 2:


Now, at Jesus' being born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, lo! magi from the East came along into Jerusalem, saying, "Where is He Who is brought forth King of the Jews? For we perceived His star in the East, and we came to worship Him." 


How awesome is that?! "We PERCEVED His star in the East"...


Perception is everything...


The little cartoon at the top about "Breakfast at Epiphany's" cracks me up, but there is also a subtle truth to it...the more sensitive that you become to the phenomena of having an epiphany, so more you see EVERYTHING as a miracle...

The United Nations has named 2015 as 'The Year of Light'...my prayer for you today is that you will walk in revelation and enlightenment and a continual unveiling of truth, not just on January 6, but in every day of this New Year...I pray for you to have the ability to think outside the religious box, as the Magi did 2,000 years ago, that you are able to transcend borders, as they did, and that you will find a deeper revelation of God on your own terms by following their example...

LET THERE BE LIGHT!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

TODAY AT METRON - 1/4/15


"Wow... What a powerful message... I believe that man really can't love God if he doesn't love himself.. 
God is in all...Paulette... Love her spirit... thanks for sharing your special day with all of us... Love you guys!"
- DPM
"Good stuff today Bishop! I am... loving my self... loving my day... loving my life."
-BC
"Hey Bish watched the video today at home. 
Thanks for all you do. 
I like to hear Paulette sing and 
you always have a good word."
- CW
"Lawd, she can "sang!!!""
- RSB
"Just got finished watching today's service. 
Loved every moment!"
- FC
"a picture is worth a thousand words so you post all the picture of your wedding all you want. 
Each time you do that is a thousand words of love you are putting in the atmosphere. 
It is clear that god has blessed you and Ken with each other. Congrats"
- TS

Thursday, January 1, 2015

WELCOME 2015!

2015...it's so "next level"...the UN has designated it 'The Year of Light'...works for me...

In these embryonic, magical moments of a fresh, new year, speak out your intentions for the next 365 days of opportunity, and set the tone for all the upcoming 12 months now...the Quantum Field is infinite, and it's just been waiting for you to make a demand...

A few hours ago we were standing in Times Square, ushering in the New Year with a sea of humanity...it was so jam-packed in there that everyone was touching everyone else, whether they wanted to or not...there were so many hands on me that I couldn't even discern whose were whose...it made me think of Jesus asking "Who touched Me?" right before He healed the woman with the issue of blood...one little innovative woman created her own theology of healing, with absolutely no Scriptural precedent for it, and tapped into the possibility of changing her reality just by touching His clothes...

Make this your year to tap into every new dimension of potential...make contact now...touch the possibilities...this is your time!!!!