In John 11, verses 25 and 26, Jesus is talking to Martha, the sister of Lazarus, and tells her, ” I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never die.”
These words really struck me tonight because of the phrase, ‘anyone who lives in me’. Jesus doesn’t just say that we must believe in him, but that we must live in him. ‘Live’ is a much stronger word than ‘believe’ and it made me stop and wonder about his meaning.
When I interacted with Jesus while using a legal substance over a few years, he came to me as the consciousness of the Sun, our star. He wrapped me in his golden light and gave me a peace and feeling of being loved unconditionally that is hard to adequately describe in words. Every once in a while I will get this feeling again from a vision or a flash of something that he gives to me, and I again remember the supreme bliss of being in his presence.
It is a purity beyond human experience, and it has a resonance that seems to wrap around my soul and lift it out of the human realm. The purity and sacredness of Jesus is something that I have a hard time putting down in writing, though I have tried over and over.
I believe that when he says to ‘live in him’ he means to obey his commandments to love others as ourselves, and to love God with all our hearts. I think he wants us to follow his teachings and the way that he lived his life as closely as we can, with love as our guiding principle. He came here and sacrificed on so many levels so that he could teach us that we need to submit to his spiritual authority and to repent of our transgressions to him and God so that we can receive their forgiveness and purification of these deeds from our souls.
Christ gave us the keys to spiritual purification in this life because he desperately wants us to join him in the heavenly realms when we pass from this life, and he doesn’t want even one of us to sink into the hell realms upon death because of unforgiven sin weighing down our souls. His teachings in the Bible lead us toward a life of spiritual purity.
Even though humans can’t approach his sacred nature, if we accept the spiritual salvation and soul purification that he offers us, we will be guided by him into a way of living that will move us away from acts that do damage to our souls by harming others or ourselves. We have to make the choice to accept this gift that he sacrificed so much to give us, and humble ourselves before him by admitting our spiritual failings, and ask his forgiveness. Once we accept this he will come in to our hearts and truly begin to guide our lives, and we begin our journey of truly living in Christ.
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