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           WHAT DID JESUS MEAN WHEN HE SAID, "IT IS FINISHED?"
                                                               by LC

"It is finished." You are complete in God.  When those three words were proclaimed, it meant
there is no waiting for something more to happen.  You are complete now. Separation,
condemnation, fear and guilt are man-made...man-created prisons of the mind and not love.  God
is love.  "It is finished."

Jesus IS come. I John states,
"He IS come."  His appearing or revealing or second coming is IN
you.  If you are waiting for him to come in the clouds up in the sky, you are making the same
mistake Jewish leaders two-thousand years ago made when they didn't recognize the coming
Christ in their own midst.  Do you recognize Christ in the "midst" of you?  Have you missed the
spirit within your being?  Many await Jesus' return in the clouds, but I tell you
people are the
clouds Christ is already within.  "Christ IN you the hope of glory!"

So, who
is Christ?  Christ means "anointed one."  You are anointed.  Anointed means "to smear
with oil."  You are "smeared" with God the Spirit;  inseparable. Christ is God and man as one.  
You are a spirit within
the Spirit.  Jesus showed us what it is like to walk in the knowledge of
God and man as one. You and God are one if you look within to the real you to know that truth.  
Jesus stated,
"I am the way, the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father (Spirit), but by
me."
 He was saying, "When you see me, you should see yourself."  "When you see me, you
see who you really are!"  Our minds have separated us from God...from spirit. In our minds,
many of us have God way, far, far up and  away in the sky somewhere, making Spirit seemingly
unattainable; and we mentally position ourselves way, way down low as a snake's belly.  As far
as we can imagine, we make this self-created wall of separation between spirit and ourselves
vast and difficult to conquer.  However, nothing could be further from the truth.  There
is no
separation in Spirit. There is no separation in Christ.  Christ is God and man as one.  "It is
finished."

"Who do you say that I am?"  Jesus asked Peter that question and he replied, "You are the
Christ."  It is upon that truth that the Divine Spirit unites his assembly of people.  People are the
living stones built up into a house of God; the temple of God. Christ IN you is the hope of glory;
and
not Christ outside of you, or Christ someday.  Jesus simply said, "The kingdom (one's
connection to the source of everything)
is within you."  "The kingdom does not come with outward
appearance or show,"
as Jesus told his listeners, for it is not outwardly visible. Paul the apostle
wrote that he prayed until
"Christ be formed IN you;" until you are able to grasp that you and
Spirit are one and that the spiritual kingdom flows from within your being.  It
is your life source.

See Jesus as yourself. As long as you see yourself separate from Spirit...you are falsely seeing
a god outside yourself, and living in the fallen mind-set of Adam and Eve.  That
is what "the fall' in
Genesis is: the same, old lie of God being separate from you.  Adam told God he
was hiding, while God was asking, "Adam, where are you?  We are one and now you are trying
to separate yourself from me and hide?"  The serpent in the Garden of Eden (or even in your
paradise) is one's own mistaken-thinking mind which is lead by the outward, physical world and
whispers, "You are not good enough.  You are separate.  You need to do something about
it."  That is what is called
the devil, or Satan in the Bible.  Even Peter was called Satan by Jesus
when he was speaking what his head was telling him and not his heart.  Whenever mankind
hears he is separate from the Spirit, he always feels it necessary to do something about it.  So,
in futility he tries to "get to God" through a mediator we call religion.  He forms a belief that if he
does an exercise of some sort, he will be saved.  The tower of Babel was one of the first
exercises in the Bible of man trying to "get to God."  "God must be outside of us, so let's build a
tower up to Him and He will be pleased, as we will then be closer to Him."  That idea is
illusionary, yet it still appears as truth to many even today.  Can you imagine that richly
decorated, Jewish temple the disciples of Jesus admired when they heard the words,
"not one
stone of it will be left standing."
 Religion always tries to fix something that is not in need of
fixing.  We must only look within to Spirit for our answers.

I John 4:13 "We know we dwell in Him and He in us..."
Ephesians 4:6 "One God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in you all."
John 1:9 "...the light that is in every man..."
II Corinthians 6:16 "I will dwell in them and walk among them.  I will be their God and they shall
be my people."

God is not outside of you or in a temple to be built someday within the country of Israel.  You are
the temple.
How will God walk among His people?  Spirit walks among people by dwelling within
all.  By knowingly walking with Spirit, one allows the relationship of oneness with God to pour out
from within.  Jesus proclaimed, "What I hear and see the Father doing, that's what I say and do."
It's within.  Truth is hidden within all people. Spirit
is truth.  The very life giving spirit which is God
is in all and gives life to all.  Nothing exists nor can it exist outside of the Divine Spirit, for Spirit

is
Life. All the truth...God... is within you and you are not lacking. Why do you look for a god
outside of you to save you?  It's not without, it's within.  God's not o
utside us; for Spirit's within.

It Is Finished Continued
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"The very word god
immediately implies
to many that we are
separate from the
Divine Spirit.

Examine your
thinking.  Do you
look to an outer god
for help...for
salvation from
physically outside of
yourself?  

Do you perceive this
god you put your
hope in as being
someone to fear (for
some people)?  If so,
your god is an idol
and not the Spirit of
love, joy and peace
that all dwell within.
"
-LC