Monday, October 17, 2016

“If thine eye be single” Did Jesus teach the 3rd eye… or did he teach something else?

On the day of Pentecost 150 receive the very Holy Spirit of God as was promised by Jesus. 
By the day’s end, about 3,000 people became believers, were baptized in water and also received “The Holy Ghost” aka “The Spirit of Truth”.  
This was just the beginning. (Acts 2: 1-4 and Acts 2: 38-41)

“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. 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.” (1 Corinthians 2: 12-13)

There is “a spirit of this world” and “the Spirit which is of God”.

The belief that all spiritual/supernatural experiences are of God 
and that all paths lead to God are lies.

My entire testimony is a testimony of those facts.

I am here to expose the lies and tell you about God's TRUE plan.  It is a RESCUE mission and a plan to restore us to our original (perfect) state and original position far above all principalities, powers and dominions. 

We will one day judge the world and the angels. (1 Corinthians 6: 2-3).

So, don’t believe the lies that say we are anything less. John 3:16 is true.

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How does one connect to the mind and Spirit of God? Some claim that it is by way of “the 3rd eye” and that Jesus even taught this….but did Jesus really teach the 3rd eye… or did he teach something completely different?

Why take someone else’s word for this when you can see the truth so easily for yourself ??? This is a real “no brainer”. You will see! ...and with soooo little effort too!


“The light of the body is the eye:
 if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.” 
(Matthew 6: 22)

“The light of the body is the eye: 
therefore when thine eye is singlethy whole body also is full of light; 
but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.” 
(Luke 11: 34-36)

So...What exactly was Jesus talking about? 

How can one know... and know for sure?  

Actually... it’s really easy to see for yourself what Jesus was talking about when you...

(1) Read the verse in context with the rest of the chapter... and

(2) Use a concordance to check out the original Hebrew and Greek words and their meanings.
I use the King James Version Bible and “Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of The Bible” which corresponds with the KJV. In addition, I love this handy-dandy online tool: “Strong’s Concordance with Hebrew and Greek Lexicon”.

OK, now let’s look at both verses. In both verses Jesus is referring to two eyes.... two very different eyes.

One eye is evil and the other eye is single”.

So what is a “single eye”? 

The original Greek word for “single” is haplous”.  It is an adjective that means “good” and “sound”. 

We then have:  one good and sound eye... and one “evil and wicked” eye. 

Next, the Greek word for “eye” which is used in both Matthew and Luke is the masculine noun, “ophthalmos”, which means - the eye (literally or figuratively); by implication, vision; figuratively, envy (from the jealous side-glance):—eye, sight.

So, how can we know whether Jesus was referring to a literal seeing eye or to a type of perception - that being evil and that being good?

Easy… ◕‿◕ check out the verses in context.

Read Luke, chapter 11, in context and Mathew, chapter 6, in context. To me it is very clear that Jesus is talking about the fact that what is in the heart of a person affects that person’s perception. 

 So, when your eye (perception) is “haplous”, your perception is good and sound and you will see things clearly.

 If your eye (perception) is “ponēros”, your perception is evil and wicked and you will not see or perceive soundly and accurately. 

Another interesting tidbit to add to the mix is in Mathew 6:23. When you look up the original Greek words translated as “darkness”, you will discover just what type of darkness Jesus was talking about! 

Skoteinos” and “skotos” are both translated as “darkness”. Both mean a type of blind darknessnight darkness.  
Have you ever been in blind night darkness before? I have. It was on an island in the Pacific Ocean. There were no lights at all other than a few visible stars. I could barely see my hand when I held it in front of my face! I think this is the type of “darkness” Jesus was talking about. 
 If you examine both Mathew 6 and Luke 11, you will see that in both chapters, Jesus is contrasting evil with good and unrighteousness with righteousness. He talks about the heart and gives examples of the heart that is led by material things and the heart that is trying to appear as holy and righteous, but is evil. In both Mathew and Luke, Jesus is encouraging people to have the “haplous” heart perception (good and sound). Without it, one is made spiritually blind, as blind as the darkest of night darkness. 

Matthew 6 is all about the importance of being spiritually guided in this physical world and how to be spiritually guided by God. 

If you look at the verses BEFORE and AFTER the verses about the eye being single, you will see that Jesus is talking about the SAME topic before that verse and after that verse. It is in reference two different types of people and what their desires bring them. For one type of people, it is spiritual blindness. 

Jesus also tells the multitudes that a person can not have one foot in one camp and another foot in the other camp because they are two separate opposing camps with two separate and opposing “masters”.

One camp is those who serve “mammon”. They are the worldly, carnal minded, materialist people whose interest, focal point and drive is for material things which will in fact eventually be dust. The god they serve and give reverence to is “mammon”. God wants better for us!

The other camp is made up of people who are spiritually and eternally minded and are seeking after the things that are of the Righteous God. (The Kingdom of God.)

Again, if you go to the original Greek words to see what the words “eye”, “light” and “single” mean, it is easier to see that Jesus is referring to us being able to be spiritually guided in this physical world when our hearts are focused on God and His guidance, rather than on material things. The verses have nothing to do with opening the 3rd eye.

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” Psalm 119:105

Looking at the verses in context: Matthew 6:19 - 24 

19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye [what you are looking through, perception by what is in the heart] be single [sound and good], thy whole body shall be full of light.

Verse 22 is in reference to verses 19 -21. 

The word“light” actually means a hand held light to see by. light: λύχνος lýchnos, lookh'-nos; from the base of G3022; a portable lamp or other illuminator (literally or figuratively):—candle, light.

See notes about definition of “eye”, “single”. Is referring to perception. (Two kinds of eyes, “single” and evil”. “Single” means sound and good.  

23 But if thine eye [what you are looking through, perception by what is in the heart] be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!

SO… the meaning of “The light of the body is the eye” has to do with what is in the heart of a person and the desires of their heart affecting their ability to see and understand the things of God and be spiritually guided by God’s spiritual light. 

24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

When one serves God SINGULARLY…when their heart and focal point is on Him, one can see clearly BECAUSE being God guided (as Jesus has been explaining) IS like a flashlight that lights your path in our 3rd dimensional lives.

One more interesting tidbit from the book of Matthew which totally relates to everything we have just covered.

Check this out!  In Mathew 6:23, the original Greek word for “body” is “sōma” and depending on usage, can mean “a body” literally or figuratively…OR… a slave”.

Now, check out the next verse which is Mathew 6:24. Jesus begins by saying, “No man can serve two masters”. Pretty cool! (Like in reference to being a slave!)

You will find that as you read the scriptures, you will become familiar with how Jesus expressed himself. It would be completely like him to be referring to the word “sōma” as meaning both a literal body and being a slave to something from the inside out. 

No one needs to meditate to gain some mystical, hidden meaning from the Bible. All one needs to do is look at everything in context, look up the original Hebrew or Greek words,  and ask yourself the “5 W’s and “H” of journalism”…Who, What, When, Why, and How? 

So far, most of our attention has been on Matthew chapter 6. Before we move on to the next topic, let’s have a final look at the book of Luke, chapter 11. (You will need to go back and read the chapter to get the full implication.)

First, a little background: 

The disciples of Jesus came from various walks of life. Luke was an an esteemed medical doctor and Matthew (Levi) had been a tax collector for Rome. Both men were witnesses of countless events of Jesus interacting with all different types of people and in many different situations. Their invaluable testimonies of many of these events were recorded by them and are known as “The Gospel According to Matthew” and “The Gospel According to Luke”.  Some people simply refer to these testimonies as “the book of Matthew” and “the book of Luke”.

In the book of Luke, chapter 11, Luke has record of some of the things fellow disciple, Matthew also recorded of Jesus’ lessons about spiritual blindness. Reading both accounts for yourself should help you see that the themes are one in the same and not two separate teachings.

There is much to glean from Luke, chapter 11, however, what I would like to call your attention to right now and accent is something that you may not have ever noticed before. It has to do with just how belligerent and spiritually blind that crowd was, especially the religious leaders. (To get the full impact, I encourage you to re-read the verses for yourself.) 

In this account, Luke tells of Jesus peacefully addressing a crowd of people. Then out of the crowd arose the belligerent, antagonistic voices of some of the religious leaders who began accusing Jesus of doing the works of Satan.

They began demanding that Jesus prove himself by showing them a sign that he was doing the works of God despite the fact they had been witness to many of the works and miracles done through Jesus. It was all those miracles that they contested were of Beelzebub (Satan)…and yet they still demanded that he show them a sign he was of God, as if there was something more that would convince them. 

A woman in the crowd spoke up. 

Now, in that day women were not regarded very highly and were often looked down upon, especially by the religious leaders. But….do you know…it was that simple woman who discerned the nature of Jesus, not the religious leaders in the crowd! Those religious leaders were stone cold spiritually blind. They were so full of darkness…like the darkness of night blindness and death that they couldn’t discern what was of God if it was standing there in front of them…and he was. 

They demanded a sign and yet no sign was needed for those who’s eyes were “haplous” (good and sound). Jesus pointed out how blind the religious leaders were and yet they still didn’t see what he was talking about. 

Let’s look at Luke 11:27-36 together. 

The religious leaders had been badgering Jesus and accusing him of doing the works of Satan. Jesus finished addressing them. Then…

27 And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked.

28 But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

My note: This is completely in line with the theme of spiritual perception and with the fact that the consequences of hearing the the word of God, and keeping it …is good and sound spiritual perception!

29 And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet.

My note: That “sign of Jonas” was Jesus foretelling that he would be “in the belly of the beast” (so to speak) for 3 days  which was from the time of his death to the time of his resurrection. Perhaps some of the people who were present to hear him say that remembered what he had said after he was crucified, died, buried and 3 days after his death, rose from the dead. If they had heard and remembered, perhaps they would have then realized that, that was the sign Jesus said he would give them to prove he was whom he said he was. 

30 For as Jonas was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation.

31 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.

32 The men of Nineve shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.

Now check out this next verse. Jesus is still talking about spiritual blindness to the spiritually blind religious leaders…Guess who Jesus is talking about in the next verse?

33 No manwhen he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light. 

My note: Jesus is referring to himself! Jesus is that “man”! Jesus had been telling the people that if their perception (heart) is evil, that they are in the dark and therefore were not able see the light when it is standing before them. As Jesus said, a greater one than Jonas and a greater one than Solomon was standing before them. He was the bright shinning light and the religious leaders were too stone cold blind to perceive that the person (Jesus) standing before them was not only of God, but the promised Messiah! Can you imagine being so blind that your sight is as pitch black as pitch black can get in spite of you standing in front of “The Light of the World”? (John 8:12)

Image is courtesy of New Life Church, Vaughan, ON (Thank you!)

Now… look at the next verses. We have come full circle and are now back to the original verses we set out to examine. 

34 The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.

35 Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.

36 If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light. 

I think that by now it is very clear exactly what Jesus was talking about in Matthew 6 and Luke 11 where Jesus used the illustration of the two very different types of eyes,... that it is what one chooses to feed their heart and mind with, that affects their spiritual sight. (“Where your heart is, there will your treasure be also.”) Another scripture comes to mind, “Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.” ~ Matthew 12:34 and Luke 6:45.

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Jesus taught Judaism, not Hinduism

In his ministry, he [Jesus] taught Judaism, not HinduismTheologically, his teaching was completely antithetical [directly opposed or contrasted; mutually incompatible] to the world view of eastern religions. His theology was thoroughly grounded on a Hebraic concept of God and reality. Jesus constantly referred to the Old Testament, indicating His respect for the Law and the prophets and the unseen Creator God. In fact, He kept the Law impeccably. He never quoted or even alluded to the Vedas. [“The Da Vinci Code Hoax” by Jonathan Gray, pages 124-125.]

Secondly, the Old Testament referred to the religions and practices of Egypt as “abominations”.

God communicated to His people through His prophets and priests who followed strict laws…which entailed excluding ALL the “abominations” of Egypt. “The eye of Horus” was one of those evil  abominations. God instructed His people, the Hebrews not do as the heathens do and to not follow their teachings and practices. This would include “the eye of Horus”. 

Again… God NEVER needed nor chose to use any “3rd eye” “pineal gland” to communicate with His people. God chose to communicate DIRECTLY BY His Spirit to His chosen representatives, His prophets and priests. 

How did anyone know if a priest or prophet was actually speaking for God? 

Well…any prophet who did not follow the law died when he went into the Holy of Holies. That is what happens in the presence of the Pure Holiness of God…just a fact. God’s Word could be counted on 100%, therefore, prophets whose prophecy was NOT 100% correct 100% of the time were killed. The same applied to anyone who claimed to be a prophet of God. (God took it very seriously that His word reached His people unadulterated and that His people could count on knowing it was His guidance straight from Him and not from some un-Holy spirit.) 

Again, Jesus fully supported the Law. The Law called the ways of Egypt and their worship of the gods “evil” and “abominations”.  God named them for what they were! The “eye of Horus” was an abomination and evil…un-Holy... NOT of God.

Jesus was more than a great teacher. He, himself claimed to be the Son of God the Father, the promised Messiah, the Prophet Priest King that God promised He would send to save His people from the eternal consequences of sin which includes both physical and spiritual death. Jesus claimed to the promised One who fulfilled the Law and the prophecy of the prophets. If you read the Bible, you will see this is true. 

Jesus being the promised Messiah did what it took to reconnect humanity to God and God to humanity by way of himself.

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:17)

Now we are back to what we covered earlier… Jesus said the ONLY way to connect to the Father…is through (by way of) him, Jesus. Directly to us. Spirit to spirit…Holy Spirit to our spirit. 

An abomination is ALWAYS an abomination. The teaching that one connects to God through the 3rd eye is a LIE and an abomination. The “3rd eye”, “eye of Horus”, pineal gland and “crown chakra” has always been associated with the occult and NEVER with God's people.

As you should be able to see… Jesus NEVER taught 3rd eye connection. Not even close!


The liars want you to believe them…on how THEY SAY is the way to reach God and communicate with God. 

On one hand they tell you that ALL ways lead to God. 

YET…on the other hand…they tell you something different…they tell you that the way to connect with God is through the 3rd eye.

Talk about contradictions and confusion!!! It's double talk!

The liars will tell you that Christians are blindly following what the preacher tells them.

Then those very same liars turn around and tell you what they want you to believe the Bible says and they EXPECT you to blindly take their word for it without question!

In fact, the liars are banking on the fact that you won’t go read the scriptures in context. They know that if you do…you will actually get the REAL illumination of that ‘single’ eye (good and sound) which sheds brilliant light and then you will clearly see (perceive) what evil liars they truly are! They want to keep you hooked to them by making you think you are so much more “enlightened” than the Christians who read the Bible in context.

Pretty tricky of the liars to down grade the Bible reading Christians by telling you the lies that such people are dumb and that the real spiritual food is found by clearing your mind and meditating on a single word or phrase taken out of context. 

Do you know why they tell you to do this? 

So you will open yourself up to receive what ever they decide to plug into your mind and body

How do I know this? I worked with those CONS of ALL cons who are the AUTHORS of these lies! I KNOW why they teach and promote these lies. They are trying to keep you captive to them, blindly believing them. As long as you blindly take their word for what they claim the Bible says, or who they say Jesus is, or what they claim Jesus taught…you will NEVER know the REAL truth… and truthfully?….if you ever actually hear the truth like I and billions of other people have…you will never ever listen to another lie from those liars ever again! 

The liars know that when you have that “Spirit of Truth” whom Jesus mentioned, the Spirit of Truth will do EXACTLY what Jesus said he would do which is “he [the Spirit of Truth] will guide you into all truth”. (John 16: 13) Yes, “The Spirit of Truth” HIMSELF will guide you into ALL truth…NOT the 3rd eye. 

If you Google “Spirit of Truth” you will be led to other scriptures that will tell you some pretty cool things about what having the “Spirit of Truth” does for you as a believer. The key to spiritual discernment comes through the “Spirit of Truth”. Again…NOT by way of a 3rd eye. It is through the “Spirit of Truth” which is through Jesus Christ only. 

This isn’t some “boys club” that looks down on those who don’t choose Jesus… which is what the liars want you to believe. This is for everyone if they want it. No one is excluded unless they choose to be. It is a FACT that the ONLY way for God to reunite Heaven with fallen humanity and fallen earth was for God to do it Himself!  And…this rescue plan is like a life preserver that has been thrown to us from Heaven and is available to everyone who wants to take hold of it. 

That is what the word “Grace” is all about. It means…God took care of it for us. No debt to pay. There is no such thing as “karma” or reincarnation. There never has been a such thing as reincarnation and karma. The Bible says that it is appointed once for a man to die and then the judgement. (Hebrews 9: 27) Reincarnation is a lie.

The liars tell you that the Bible teaches karma. That is a lie. The Bible teaches GRACE. 

Jesus Christ taught GRACE.

You have a choice…believe what the liars tell you the Bible says…or read the Bible yourself and see what it REALLY says.

The liars tell you that only the dumb Christians believe in a real hell and that the idea of hell is superstitious or added at a later date by “church fathers” or political leaders who sought to control people. Well….that is a huge lie. Not only that, the ones who are REALLY seeking to control...ARE the very liars who want you to believe that man isn’t fallen and is actually evolving and therefore there is no “hell” they say. 

Well…guess what? 

Did you know that evolution is a theory? In fact evolution has been disproven many times over. Archeology proves that humanity is not evolving but fell from an original perfect state. Archeology actually proves the validity of the Bible....over and over again! I refer you to the discoveries of world renowned archeologist, Jonathan Gray, who has numerous books documenting his work along with pictures and other documented sources that you can check out for yourself.

The Bible also teaches that we once were perfect and were co-rulers with God!!! and that we fell…

You know the verse…“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.?”  It’s true!!! He loves us so much that He did what it took to redeem us and restore us and save us from being in the midst of evil for eternity. (“The consequences of sin is death.”) 

God’s plan is a RESCUE PLAN... not a plan of evolution. (HUGE Difference!)

Back to the Bible verse that says “it is appointed once for a man to die and then the judgement.” This is in reference to the fact that those who belong to Jesus Christ will be given the same type of glorified body as Jesus Christ. This body will live forever. Again…this is a gift from God for anyone who wants it. Jesus did what it took to make this Heavenly possible!

Again, You have a choice…believe what the liars tell you the Bible says…or read the Bible for yourself in context and see what it REALLY says. 

What do you REALLY have to lose? 

Anyone can find out for themselves that I am speaking the truth.  HOW? 

Just read the Bible for yourself in context. If you are honest with yourself and not afraid of where the truth will lead you..ask God to show you His truth. The reason I worded it that way is because when you see the truth, you may find yourself face to face with a life changing decision. I did. I made the choice to pitch the lies. So… when I pitched the lies…I actually gave up all I ever thought I was, all I ever thought I’d be, all that my reality had been built upon all of my life. It was ALL based on a LIE. 

But you know what? It was worth it! I have never regretted my choice. You see, even though I gave up EVERYTHING, Jesus imparted to me His Holy Spirit to cleave with my spirit. The Holy Spirit is truly “The Comforter”. You would have thought that I would have felt a loss giving up all that I ever knew as reality, but I never felt a loss at all! I felt comforted and a peace that I never had before. Jesus took my filthy rags and traded them for his Righteousness. He clothed me with His Righteousness. (You know that we all get dirty living on this fallen planet in our fallen state. It’s just a fact.) Jesus is waiting with His robe of Righteousness to clothe you with! All you have to do is ask him. 
“Jesus, I come before you and acknowledge that I am a sinner. I repent. I call upon your name and I ask you to cleanse me with your blood. Forgive me of my sins. I invite you into my heart Jesus Christ. I believe that you were born of a virgin, died and were resurrected on the third day that I might have eternal life. I open my life to you and I ask you to come in and be my Lord and Savior. Thank you for saving me. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen”.
If you just said that prayer, you now also have eternal life in Christ Jesus. When you die, you will immediately be escorted to heaven to spend eternity with God (2 Corinthians 5:8). Also take note of this: leadership may have failed you. However, in Jesus you will find a leader that can never fail you. He will right every wrong, and heal every wound. Your hope and confidence has just been placed in the greatest leader the cosmos will ever know.

Excerpt from “Salvation Prayer”

IN CONCLUSION - and Final thoughts

If you have looked over these notes, checked out (for yourself) Matthew 6:22, Luke 11: 34-36 in context and other scriptures in the article in context, I believe you will see that God has always provided His way to communicate with His people which has been distinctly different than those nations who embraced and employed the occult methods such as “the eye of Horus” aka “3rd eye” which is the method un-Holy spirits use to enter a person. (Hebrews 1: 1-2) This is why there are so many warnings in God’s Word of the dangers of such practices. The warnings are there because opening the 3rd eye is the method which un-Holy spirits use to come in and cleave to your spirit! This “spirit” is referred to as “the spirit of this world”. 1 Corinthians 2: 12-13 

The “Good News” is that God has provided the way for us to have His Holy Spirit cleve to our spirit thereby connecting His Spirit to our spirit and our spirit to His Spirit. This way has been provided by the finished work of Jesus Christ.

Related scriptures. Please read and consider:

1.) God has always provided His way to communicate with His people which has been distinctly different than those nations who embraced and employed the occult methods…

Hebrews 1: 1-2 (KJV)
God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,

Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

2.) There is a “spirit of this world” AND “The Spirit of God”

Now we have received, not the spirit of the worldbut the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 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.” (1 Corinthians 2: 12-13)

3.) Jesus taught Judaism, not Hinduism. Theologically, his teaching was completely antithetical [directly opposed or contrasted; mutually incompatible] to the world view of eastern religions. This includes his total rejection of the religions and practices of Egypt as being “abominations”.

4.) Re-read point (1.) and point (2.)

God has always provided His way to communicate with His people which has been distinctly different than those nations who embraced and employed the occult methods…

Make no mistake…The “spirit of this world” is imparted the very same way today as it was 6,000 years ago. It has never ceased to be an abomination. An abomination is something so evil and filthy that partaking of it or associating with it transfers the evil to you. The practice of opening the “3rd eye” aka “eye of Horus” is the way the “spirit of this world” is imparted and has been imparted over the last 6,000 years or more.

5.) Again, The way of God is different and has always been different. His way to impart His Holy Spirit was provided by the finished work of His Son, Jesus Christ. Re-read Point (3.) 

Let’s see what Jesus (the one who made it possible) has to say about the Holy Spirit. 
Initially, the disciples were given the “Spirit of truth” to be with them for the purpose of ministry. Shortly after that thousands were baptized and also received the Holy Spirit. 

Starting at the beginning…

Passover in the upper room. Jesus and disciples at a triclinium table. (Artist unknown)

It is recorded in the book of John of Jesus prophesying to his disciples in the upper room at the Passover meal. It was the night before he was taken and crucified. He had a lot to say that night, most of which the disciples didn’t fully understand the meaning of until the prophecies had been fulfilled. 

(John 4:12-20)

12“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.” 

Do the works Jesus did?... and even greater works than those he did?  How is this possible? Read the next verse: 

16 “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. 

My note: This verse shows that the world did not yet have the “Spirit of truth”.  So, I ask you to again consider what “spirit” had been entering through “the 3rd eye process”.

18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.

20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.

Why? Because “the Spirit of truth” that was already living with them, will have entered them connecting them to God the Father. THIS is God’s way to connect us to Him and Him to us!

As has always been the case with God’s chosen mouth pieces, the disciples who were chosen by God, also had the Holy Spirit, “Spirit of Truth” with them…but….Something very different than ever before was about to happen. This “Spirit of Truth” would be living IN them…FOREVER!…and then for all who want the “Spirit of Truth” NOT the “spirit of this world”.

(Very different than how people receive “the spirit of the world”.) 

John 16:7, 13 -15

7“Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.” 

Jesus continues to tell his disciples some of the things the “Spirit of truth” will do. He tells the disciples that there are many things he has to say to them, but they could not “bear them now”. Then he speaks more about “the Spirit of truth”.

13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

15 All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

The Fulfillment of The Prophecy regarding The Holy Spirit

Initially, it was just the disciples of Jesus who received “the Spirit of truth”. This took place the same day he rose from the dead. (See John chapter 20.)  

Remember in the upper room when Jesus said he would not leave the disciples comfortless? (Check out the words in bold.)

18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

19 Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.

20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.

Jesus did come to them as he promised. And…At that day, just as he promised,  they received the “Spirit of Truth”.

“Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:” (John 20:21-22)

Jesus didn’t tell them “to open the 3rd eye”. He didn’t touch the middle of their forehead to “open the 3rd eye”. He didn’t tell them to pursue seeking the 3rd eye. 

Jesus didn’t even touch them. He literally breathed on them! 

THEN…. 40 days later, on the day of Pentecost, many more received “the Spirit of truth”…. VERY different than the way people receive “the spirit of the world! God’s way is different! God's way has always been different!   

Pentecost and the Holy Ghost (Holy Spirit) aka “The Spirit of Truth”

“And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost”. (Acts 2: 1-4) “and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.” (Acts 1:41)

Acts 2: 38, 39, 41
Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.  For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

On the day of Pentecost 150 received the Holy Spirit as was promised by Jesus. By the day’s end, about 3,000 people became believers, were baptized in water and also received “The Holy Ghost” aka “The Spirit of Truth”. (Acts 2: 1-4 and Acts 2: 38-41)

This next verse says so much! The Apostle Paul is speaking to the body of believers in the city of Corinth, Greece.

“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. 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.” (1 Corinthians 2: 12-13)

Breaking it down...
Being connected to God by way of His Holy Spirit, is being connected to beyond genius! Because...
We have received the spirit which is of God
that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God
not in the words which man's wisdom teaches

but which the Holy Ghost teaches

There is a huge difference between “the spirit of the world” and “the spirit which is of God”, 
as different as night and day, pure light and pure darkness. 

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This is actually a continuation of this article. 


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Do these energy centers called “chakras” 
really exist? 
Seven Reasons Why I No Longer Believe In Chakras
 by Mike Shreve - Shreve Ministries.

“Some advocates say that Jesus taught the existence of chakras, because of a statement he made in Matthew 6:22-23 — “The light of the body is the eye; if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!” When taken in context, clearly this passage is not referring to a psychic energy center, but our ‘perception’—the way we look at life. In the verses immediately before and after this statement Jesus is warning against laying up “treasures on earth” and trying to serve “God and mammon” (material riches). He is just emphasizing that we should stay ‘focused’ on spirituality, though we live in a secular world. Also, it helps to see that other translations render the word single as “good”.

Other Bible versions use words like, “sound,” “healthy,” “clear” or “unclouded” for the word “good”. The exact meaning becomes all the more obvious in these newer renditions. Very simply, if you ‘look’ at life with a good attitude—if your values are sound and healthy, and your perceptions, clear and unclouded — the light of truth radiates in you and through you. If Jesus were actually attempting to enlighten his disciples concerning the existence of internal psychic energy centers, he surely would not have been so vague.”

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The Findings of Archeologist Jonathan Gray

It is a fact that through the years the truth has been buried.... and there are those who still seek to suppress the truth which people like Jonathan Gray have unearthed over the years. Those of us who value Truth know what a real treasure truth is and how hard it sometime is to sift through the layers of lies to find it….much less come up with the means to travel, search the libraries of the world, go on digs, etc. This is why I point as many people as I can to Jonathan Gray’s works. ♥ He is has been on this treasure hunt for nearly all of his life and has found treasure that the word “invaluable” is far too lame a word to use to describe his findings. Jonathan Gray shares this treasure with you and I by way of his books, videos and radio interviews. I do hope you will go to his web site and check out what he has to offer. I have most, if not all of his e-books, some DVD’s and some of his books in print. His writing style makes it easy and interesting to read and easy to absorb detail. One of the things I like about the e-books is that I can type in the search box a topic I am looking for and find it right away. Hope you enjoy Jonathan Gray’s work at least as much as I do. God Bless! ~ Carolyn Hamlett  

Were New Testament Gospels influenced by Gnosticism?
See “The Da Vinci Code Hoax” by Jonathan Gray

“Gnosticism was a reaction to the Christian message. 
And it was cemented by its own writings.”

1. The New Testament Gospels were written quite early in the first century, between AD 40 and 70.

2. The so called ‘hidden gospels’ of the Gnostics did not develop until AD 150 to 350.

Continuing the topic of: Which Came First?... Gnosticism or the New Testament writings?

by Jonathan Gray 

Here is just a small excerpt to wet your appetite. 

Pages 128 - 132

When were these “other” books written?
Now, let’s notice a few other facts about this book of Thomas.

1. All scrolls found with Thomas have late dates
Let’s ask ourselves. Why is it that of all the other scrolls dug up with the book of Thomas, not one of them has ever been dated early as the critic claims for Thomas? Evidently, this cannot be done, or else some critic would have tried it.

2. Earliest papyri that quote Thomas = fourth century
The few pieces of papyri that quote this Thomas book cannot with certainty be dated earlier than around the start of the fourth century. These come from some fragments found at Oxyrinchus in Egypt. Again, while some would like to speculate about Thomas being from the first century, there exists no particle of proof. That claim is pure fiction.

The truth is, there are no quotations from the book of Thomas in any early authors or datable fragments. This makes Thomas a relatively late text compared to the four New Testament Gospels.

3. No ancient writers valued the Thomas book
From all available evidence, nobody took Thomas seriously. Even the Nag Hammadi Library bound it together with the pagan Republic of Plato, but not with any New Testament books.

In the light of the above facts, Thomas’ non-mention of Jesus’ Godhead or resurrection is worthless, from an historical point of view.

And, sadly for the critic, the claim of an ‘early’ date for a ‘Gnostic-style’ human-only Jesus stands or falls with that Gospel of Thomas.

So how old is Thomas?
Thomas and the other Nag Hammadi scrolls date to AD 150 or even later. That’s when Gnosticism began to flourish.

In this same Nag Hammadi collection, the Gospel of Philip (along with the Gospel of Mary) is at the very earliest, dated around AD 175. (Walter Burkert, Ancient Mystery Cults. Cambridge, MA.: Harvard University Press, 1987, p.69) Or worse, as the official translator of the Gospel of Philip suggests, about AD 250(James L. Garlow and Peter Jones, Cracking Da Vinci’s Code. New York: Doubleday, 2003, p. 186) Still other scholars date it from about AD 350(The Record, Warburton, Australia, May 20, 2006, p. 5)

Some of these other imagined ‘earlier gospels’ actually quote from the New Testament Gospels. That of itself shows they were written later.

That’s right. The Christian chicken came before the Gnostic egg. The critics have a history of not getting things quite right.

The so-called Gospel of Judas is another book reflecting themes that are consistent with Gnostic traditions – novel ideas that were multiplying from the second century onward.

Marcion, second century forerunner of Gnostics

There’s something you should know about those Gnostic gospels so-called, which include the book of Thomas.

In the first century, some New Testament prophecies were being circulated throughout the Roman Empire warning that “false teachers” were coming, generally of a Gnostic kind(See Colossians 2:16-19; 1 Timothy 4:1; Acts 20:29-30; 2 Peter 2:1; 1 John 2:18-19)

And history shows that these predictions began to come true in the middle of the second century.

Around AD 140, Marcion, a church leader from Pontus, in what is now Turkey, had been censured for adultery. So how did he respond? He repudiated the idea of marriage and childbearing and declared the Old Testament and its laws out of date. Then in AD 144, he went to Rome, set up an alternative community, and allowed into it only single people – a recipe for eventual extinction, you might say.

Quite simply, Marcion denied the essentials of Christianity. He even created his own Bible! This comprised the Gospel of Luke and ten of Paul’s letters, all of them “cleansed” of Old Testament influences.

Yet Marcion acknowledged that the books he rejected or modified were accepted by the Church. He also acknowledged that they had been written by the early apostles (in the first century).

Marcion had been expelled from the Church, so he had every reason to say the worst of it. If there were any forgeries in the alleged writings of the apostles, he had a grand opportunity to discover – and expose - them.

He traveled through all the countries and cities where the apostles had preached, and to where their writings had been sent. And he never found one single person who suggested to him that the New Testament writings were not genuine. Marcion knew that they were written by the men who claimed to write them. However, Marcion believed his theology was right and that of the apostles was wrong.

Polycarp, who lived from AD 69 to 155, had been a personal friend of the apostle John. When Polycarp met Marcion, he called him ‘the first-born of Satan’. (James Robinson, The Nag Hammadi Library in English. New York: Harper and Row, 1977)

This ‘first-born of Satan’ – a wayward Christian - was among the first of the Gnostics. Historians call Marcion a “proto- Gnostic”, because his system was not nearly as developed as those that emerged later to produce the kind of literature discovered in Nag Hammadi, like the Gospel of Thomas.

As it turned out, the Gospel of Truth, the Gospel of Thomas, and so on, were among these Gnostic books that developed after Marcion’s time.

It is worth noting that Marcion did not cite the Gospel of Truth or the Gospel of Thomas. Had these books existed, Marcion could have based his whole argument on this so-called original teaching of Jesus. These books would have fitted so perfectly with what Marcion taught.

As you see, the crucial factor is timing.

So, then, what does the hard evidence show about timing?:

1. The New Testament Gospels were written quite early in the first century, between AD 40 and 70.
2. The so called ‘hidden gospels’ of the Gnostics did not develop until AD 150 to 350.

Gnosticism was a reaction to the Christian message. And it was cemented by its own writings.

The challenge

The issue is really quite simple. Was Jesus God? Was he crucified? Did he rise from the dead?

1. Yes, say first century eyewitnesses.
2. No, say second century Gnostics and their 21st century disciples.

To suggest that these Gnostic Gospels, written 100 to 300 years after the time of Jesus, are a more accurate account of his life, is fanciful.”

Apostle John spoke against Gnosticism

The Apostle John was not as Gnostic as some people want you to believe. John actually spoke out against Gnosticism.

Below quote from Page 127 “Who’s Playing Jesus Games?” by Jonathan Gray.

“John, for example. Although his style of writing might sound something like that of the Gnostics, he went out of his way in his letters to condemn the Gnostics - so that no one would have any grounds for misidentifying him.” 

Lying “scholars”


[NOTE: The topic of lying scholars is discussed in Book 3 of the series, Stolen Identity: Jesus Christ – History or Hoax? chapters 22 to 38. ]

“Of course it boils down to this. Either Jesus was whom He claimed to be – the long-predicted Deliverer, who was to sacrifice His life for every human being, then rise to break the power of death for us. Or else He was a fraud, a deceiver, an evil impostor.” 

“Tell me, who is more likely to know the truth? A number of eyewitnesses, reporting independently of each other... or biased, faulty scholars living 2,000 years later? If your life depended on it, who would you consider it safer to believe?” ~ Jonathan Gray
(The Da Vinci Code Hoax” by Jonathan Gray - pages 124 and 125)

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Consider This:

If you examine the many camps supplying religious or scientific answers about creation and of who we are, where we came from and what our purpose is, you will see that all of those camps have one HUGE thing in common…  

Remarkably, they all make a point and go out of their way to name the same book and discredit that very same book. Not only that…out of ALL of the characters in that book (3, 237 approximately)….they all have picked the very same character out of that book to discredit! Imagine that! What a coincidence!….or not. 

They all make the point to specifically call out the Bible and Jesus Christ and make the claim that The Bible is false or not to be taken literally and that Jesus Christ is either a myth, a liar or just a “wise” incarnation to bring enlightenment. 

Think about it….Out of all the books ever written in the history of mankind and out of all the great people who have walked this earth, these camps ALL pick the same book and the same man to discredit? Think about it. 

There are two kingdoms. I think it is clear to see. 

One kingdom comprised of many different camps that are all in agreement of major thing….against the very book that is said to be the very Word of God, the book that says “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” 

“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” ~ The Apostle Peter (Acts 4:12). 

Ask yourself…

Could it be that the Bible REALLY is the TRUTH?…