WHAT DID JESUS MEAN WHEN HE SAID, "IT IS FINISHED?"
It Is Finished Cont'd...
Let's look at Jesus' life: The name Jesus means "Jehovah-saved." Jehovah is the Hebrew word
for the biblical name for god...the "I am." Hence, the name Jesus means, "I am saved." What is
salvation? Look at Jesus. He is what salvation looks like. Salvation is knowing who you are.
When you look at Jesus, you should see the truth of who you are: one with Spirit. Where was
Jesus born? He was born in Bethlehem, which means "house of God." You are the house of
God. Do you see the picture of the Christ child being awakened in you? "Christ in you..." At
Jesus baptism, the heavens opened up with the Holy Spirit pouring forth upon him. And a voice
came forth from heaven saying, "This is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased." Where are
the heavens that pour forth the Holy Spirit and voice of God? Jesus heard the heavenly voice
from within himself. The Gospel of Thomas quotes Jesus as proclaiming, "The Kingdom of
Heaven is within you."
Jesus demonstrated the way things should be. He harshly confronted religious system and
teachings which produce harmful beliefs and bondage to the minds of people. This is why he
spoke of being born again, or seeing things in a whole new way. He spoke many times of faith
and belief and produced miracles as evidence of his correct thinking. Jesus knew who he was.
He did, however, attack religious leaders who were responsible for leading others astray. He did
so to change the minds of those who were bound by their religious teaching. Hell is the state of
a mind void of truth and believing it is separate from God. Religion often teaches this separation
to its' followers through fear of loss. That is why Jesus spoke much of repentance, which simply
means to change one's mind; and faith, which required one to change former false beliefs. He
also focused on love, not fear, to free the minds of the religiously bound. This change in mind he
sought for others is what he meant by being born anew. It means to look within first and allow
the inner to lead the outer. It means to no longer walk in fear, but in love. It means to be led
inwardly by the spirit, and not outwardly by our head and five senses. Apostle Paul in
Colossians proclaimed that we were "alienated and enemies in our minds." Somehow, it seems
we have allowed our own minds to become our enemy, by allowing it to tell us we are separate
from the Divine Spirit. And when one finds the truth that he alone has been his own worst
enemy, what is there to left to fear? Sin? Sin is just my own mis-thinking. I must simply
change my thinking; change my beliefs; repent. Yes, Jesus understood this and lived it for us.
Jesus knew who he was and he is Life. Jesus is Life made visible to all. "I am the way, the
truth and the life..."
Hell...what is hell? Hell is the mind believing things contrary to truth. This is why Jesus, when
speaking on the subject of hell stated, "all will be salted with fire." "All have sinned"...all have
mis-thought "and fallen short of the glory of God"...having fallen short of the truth of who we really
are, which is one in and with the Spirit of God. In the Garden of Gethsemane, we are told Jesus
willingly took the cup of "the sin of the world." Sin is simply to mis-think, miss the mark, or
err. It is to fall short of the truth, a mistake which can be corrected. It is wrong thinking which
needs correction. Jesus willingly put on the mind-set of mis-thinking that the world operates in.
He chose to put his mind in a state of separation from God and see himself in this illusion as
powerless. This powerless, separated mind is the"sin of the world," which so many of us
have become accustomed to daily. This is why he proclaimed, "Father, why have you forsaken
me?" He felt our condition of separation. Jesus, the "Second Adam," as Paul called him,
willingly fell just like the First Adam fell to separation from Spirit in a garden. Why? The First
Adam showed our existence in God as one. With his own mental error called sin, he separated
himself from God; but only in his mind. Jesus demonstrated the truth of the power of his
oneness (and our oneness) with God; then, demonstrated what separation looks like for us and
its de-powering effects. He then further proved by resurrection in spirit that the truth of who we
are cannot be killed eternally. Our oneness with the Divine Spirit, the truth of who we really are,
will be resurrected, in our minds and will be remembered.
This portrait of who we really are, as painted by the life of Jesus, shows that we killed the idea of
God and man as one. Just like Jesus was nailed to the cross for proclaiming his oneness with
Spirit, we all have "crucified" the belief that we and the Divine Spirit are one. But even our
mis-thinking cannot change the truth; for it will be raised up for it hasn't gone anywhere. There is
nothing ever really contrary to truth; for truth is eternal. The truth of who we are is hidden, or
buried deep within us. It is hidden deep in a tomb, just like Jesus was buried in a tomb after his
killing. In the Bible, the word translated as tomb means "a place of remembrance." That is
where Jesus was buried, and that is where the truth of who we really are is hidden, as well; in our
place of remembrance, somewhere in our memory. It is covered over by a "stone" heart...a heart
that needs softened to be "opened up" and "looked deep within." Remember, we have killed the
Christ in us by believing ourselves separate from Spirit and others. Christ was crucified at
"Golgotha" which means "place of the skull," or better put, in between our own ears; in our
heads! We killed the idea of our oneness with Spirit, but only in our minds, for truth is buried
deep within you and within me. Can you find Christ within you? He is risen the day, the hour
and the minute we choose to look within the tomb deep inside. The resurrection occurs within
you as the truth of who we are ascends to the heavenly throne within our hearts to our minds.
It Is Finished Continued
"The very word god
to many that we are
separate from the
thinking. Do you
look to an outer god
physically outside of
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."