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Conversation Number 3

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The following conversation between a believer and God is not meant to represent a specific theology or theological truth. It represents one believer's struggle and the response that believer represents as God's truth for that believer and that believer alone.

Good morning, Lord. I love you.
Good morning my son. Why are you vacant of soul today? OK, I know why but I want you to tell me. I listen well.

Lord, the glass appears to be empty for someone I know. I know when he looks in the glass and there is no water, he can see the bottom of the glass. Where is the hope for living?
My son, the glass is never empty for any human being. I agree the glass may look empty. You may be able to see the bottom of the glass. But it is not empty. In fact, the glass is over-flowing. It is overflowing all the time. Men and women just do not use the spiritual eyes I gave them. When you use your physical eyes to see the physical world, you will see emptiness. In the physical world, you will see physical containers that are somewhere between empty and full. However, when you use your spiritual eyes everything in the world looks different.

When we are told there is going to be an end, when we are told we have some condition that cannot be fixed or that we will die, then why can’t we see with our spiritual eyes?
You can’t see with your spiritual eyes because in earthly life, the physical eyes predominate. There is always a war between the physical world and the spiritual world in terms of what we take into our souls. You, my son, can take in more of the spiritual universe. That is one of the reasons why you were called to the ministry. Most people cannot take in as much as you can. You can see more with your spiritual eyes. When someone looks into the glass or container of their life and they either see the container is empty or it is being drained off faster than it is being replenished they lose hope. When the doctor tells you that you have a condition that may take your life and you look ahead, you don’t see much of anything in the glass if you look with your physical eyes. You see the glass as draining off your life faster than you expected it to do. When this kind of occurrence appears in your life you must either use you spiritual eyes or sit in desperation with no hope. I have been telling you these things in this way so you and others will understand what is going on in the spiritual universe in which you live. I know it may sound odd, but things are never quite what they seem. The glass is never empty, it is overflowing, as in "my cup runeth over."

Lord, it sounds good on paper, so to speak, but what do we do here. When we confront our life and see that there really is going to be an end to it, what do we do?
Look at me. Listen to me. Commune with me. Sit beside me in the garden within you. Experience all that I am. Let me fill the painful emptiness. Let me take away the fear and anxiety. Let me fill the cup that you now think of as empty. The reality is that the cup is gushing over. You don’t see it. You don’t see the humor or joy of it. However, when you are devastated over the emptiness, the spiritual fullness is the real reality, if you get what I mean. Christ came to earth to get people to see more with their spiritual eyes. He came to give hope where hope did not exist before. He came to take away the sins of the world. The sins of the world or of an individual make the person blind to the spiritual things of life. Unless you have cast all you have at the foot of the cross…unless you have laid your life bare before Christ…unless you have turned away from the physical, sinful life or you have turned away from the physical, sinful world within you, then you remain spiritually blind. It is the spiritual blindness that causes people to see the end of their physical life as so devastating. It is spiritual blindness that makes the glass look empty. Christ died to set men and women free from being just a physical person, trapped in a physical body, tied down to the planet Earth, with just a limited number of days on the planet. When you have Christ inside of your heart, the glass is never empty…it gushes over. This is not to say you totally lose the physical part of yourself, because you don’t. At least you don’t lose the physical part of yourself until you lose it or you die. Notice the language you use, "losing your life," or "lost his or her life," are common expressions. Yes, you do lose your physical life, but Christ came to give you a greater, more dynamic, more fun-filled life, an eternal life, which is a whole lot better than all the pain and suffering of the physical world life you have now.

I know I have asked this before, but where do we find the hope?
My son, you do not find permanent hope anywhere in the world or anywhere in physical reality. It just cannot be done. You can find temporary hope. You can find hope that is actually a delusion or a false hope. For real hope, you have to look with your spiritual eyes and look at Christ. Christ came back from death and said everyone can live forever if they make the right choices about Him. This is an old story told millions of times but it is the only story that offers hope that will last forever. All the things of earth are just temporary. It is no wonder people have such fear and anxiety. Everything on the earth is in a state of change. Some things change faster than others but everything is always changing. People get older, people get sick, people die. People are always changing in age and appearance. At the very end of this change, the body of a person quits working. Just on the surface of that statement there is no hope. Christ came to tell people there is a permanent place, an infinite place, a place that does not decay or break down. This place is called Heaven. He came to tell people they can have a body that does not decay or break down but will last forever and ever. There can be no greater joy or hope than that. If people will accept Him and who He was, they have the joy and the hope. Unfortunately, people on earth want to have it both ways. They want to keep their broken painful bodies and their broken painful lives but they want to exchange their broken painful bodies and broken painful lives for something better. Sounds kind of stupid when you really think about it. The problem is you cannot have it both ways. You must chose whether you want the broken and painful life or whether you want the whole, in tact, imperishable life that Christ offers. It is a clear choice. Your choice is between temporary hope that fades away as you age or a permanent hope that gets larger as you age.

Why must all this be so vague? Why must all spiritual things seem like a fog?
Unfortunately, this is just the way things are. Oil and water do not mix in a physical world. In a way, the spiritual and physical worlds are the same way. You can hold spiritual "stuff" inside of you, you can hold the door to the spiritual world inside of you, you can hold the way, the truth, and the life of all things spiritual inside of you, but you cannot merge and become things spiritual. This is why you need to exert yourself by believing. Because there is a separation between the physical and spiritual world, you must be willing to put out, or wage war against the forces of darkness that infect the physical world. When you come to a place where you must confront the end of physical life either in yourself or someone else, then the forces of darkness have you where they want you. When you confront the end of life purely from a physical standpoint, you feel desperate, angry, afraid, alone, and deserted. When you feel these things, you are in the physical world as a physical being and are, at that moment, at the mercy of the dark forces of the world. But there is infinite hope, and infinite light, and infinite love abounding in infinite ways just waiting for you from me. If you will be with me and my Son, I will be with you forever and ever.

Thank you, Lord. I love you.

 

 

 

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