From form to the Formless, from Adam mind to Christ mind.
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This 5 minute audio is packed! James starts with the concepts of the first-fruits and the engrafted Word. The Word that was breathed into Adam; but then we forgot our true nature. James describes unconsciousness as like being dead. But by getting our priorities right (putting Spirit first), we rise again into consciousness. We move from form to the Formless, from Adam mind to Christ mind.
We’re here to help each other back into full consciousness. Like bridges over troubled water; Jesus, Buddha, Moses, Muhammad (and all the great prophets) came back and walked with their brothers.
And finally, the nothingness of evil (resist not evil). We don’t give power to evil. And we shouldn’t export it by trying to fix other people. James points out how some of our Muslim friends have misunderstood jihad. The Prophet meant it as an internal struggle (not fighting other folks). And see how this relates to the last scripture quote below, “for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.”
John 1:13 King James Version (KJV)
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
James 1:18-21 King James Version (KJV)
18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of Truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: 20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.