Monday, December 30, 2013

Do you have the symptoms of feeling trapped in a Matrix?

Life is “The Matrix”

I have friend who told me something very interesting. He told me when he was younger he used to look up at the sky and feel "trapped". He felt as if there was something bigger than him and anything he had ever known. He continued on and to conclude he said "They got us where they want us. Everything is a lie! We are slaves!" I asked him who is "They"? He couldn't give me a direct answer. 

Life is "The Matrix". Because of sin, man is enslaved and in bondage. Our conscience/spirit is programmed to rebel against God. We are programmed to naturally make decisions, have desires, think, meditate, and do things that displease him and misalign us from positive long lasting results in our individual lives. Since God is our highest good, we rarely ever attract it because of sin’s dominion over humanity. Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned, and fall SHORT of the glory of God.”

Instead of this being a computer-generated world, like “The Matrix”, it is a mind/spirit generated world. Since it is a spirit generated world, because of sin our spirit is not only aligned but in harmony with Satan along with the accompanied fallen angles. The Prince and ruler of this world is the devil. Ephesians 2:2 “ Wherein in time past, ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the PRINCE of the POWER of the air, the SPIRIT which now worketh in the children of disobedience.”

The world is ran by principalities and powers in the dark heavenly/spiritual places (or spiritual realms) Why and how? The devil feeds on sin, which leads to physical and spiritual death. Before sin came in the natural/physical world, it first took place in the spiritual. The first sin took place in heaven itself. The devil was first known as Lucifer. The angel of light. The brightest of all angels. At one point in time he believed he could take over the thrown of heaven. He was swelled and puffed up in his own pride, which made him insane. How can anyone who knows what God knows, believe they can become better than God? He committed the first ever act of disobedience. He deceived a third of the angles in heaven by telling them he could ascend in the thrown and so could they. After so, God cast the devil and the third of angles to Sheol the bottomless pit, well known as hell.

Sin means “to miss the mark”. The mark being God. Many mistake the ‘mark’ to be heaven. Missing the mark is we missing our core and True Self, which is in the likeness of our creator. Every human being has a core Self. A True Self. A nature that is loving, compassionate, joyful, peaceful, confident, and free. All of us have it, especially when we were young we experienced it more. Those who grew up in healthy emotional homes learned to always stay aligned with their true nature despite life’s challenges. But sin, has always separated us from our Self. The Self is God.

Sin also means “separation from God”. The devil deceiving the angels and being cast out of heaven was the first act of disobedience, which led to the first separation from God. (Isaiah 14:12-15) Like the paragraph above states, when we are separated from God, we are really separated from our True Self. Satan was first Lucifer. The most beautiful and brightest angel. But when he acted on disobedience and was separated from God and his image was not as before. He became the complete opposite. Satan the Slanderer and most hideous character of Gods creation. Since this is a spirit generated world, we know that everything that happens physically first happens spiritually. The first sin was spiritual, and later, manifested in the physical. In the Garden of Eden. God gave man/women free-will. Adam had a choice not to eat and Eve had a choice to obey. Whoever we choose to obey in life, becomes our god, our master, or our higher authority.

Think about it. Obedience is a choice. To choose to obey a person is to put that person in authority over you. Examples are our parents, our teachers, our bosses, etc. In the spiritual, we are created to obey God because when we do, we always attract blessings and our highest good. Whether it be a blessed marriage, healthy emotional and spiritual life, financial success, good friends, etc. Because of sin, The devil became our god. In the garden, Adam and Eve choose to obey him and put him in authority over them, in spite of knowing that they were already under authority to God.

 The power was shifted and Satan became our master. They were separated from their care-free God-like nature the minute they finished eating the fruit. Until this very day, whether we believe or not, we are slaves to the devil. Our mind is aligned with him and into doing his will, which results in death. Sins like pride, hatred, malice, sorcery (drugs) lust, and sexual immorality may feel good and like the right thing at that particular moment but they always have long lasting negative results. Deteriorating health, broken marriage, emotional scars, trauma, physical death, and most of all Hell. Like “The Matrix” humanity is blinded with illusions of physical reality. Our minds are programmed to look at the outer world for peace, love, and joy when it is all already in the inner through Jesus Christ.

In The Matrix, Neo was the one to save humanity and free the them from the captivity of the machines. In real-life Jesus Christ, the first begotten son of God, the Anointed One, came to save humanity and free us from the strongholds of Satan. To save us from sin and eternal death. John 3:16,Ephesians 2:4-6 “But who is rich in mercy, with his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ (by grace ye are saved)”  Because sin was only going to result in total separation from God (death and Hades) God, because of his love, manifested himself as a man, went through the same temptations and trails that the devil throws at humans but endured and overcame all of them. He was the perfect, spotless, and blameless example of how man was to walk. Jesus was the first human being to walk in his True core Self. The first man to walk in God and do his will. Over and over again the scriptures reveal his deity. Jesus declared that he knew God and had a father and son relationship with him. We don’t know someone until that person reveals him/herself to us. When a person has revealed him/herself to you and you’ve shared experiences together, no body can tell you anything contrary to what you’ve experienced with him/her.

 It was the same thing with Jesus. He was living at a time where many claimed to know God but fell short. They fell short because their minds were religiously fixed and most were living deeply in sin without a heart of repentance. They looked for God in the physical (the temple, animal sacrifices, ect…) but because God is spirit and cannot be seen or rarely understood, he had to reveal himself physically, as one of his children, so that people can truly know the spiritual God. The Father revealed himself to the son, the Father taught the son, and he spoke to his son. Jesus was the savior Moses and the prophets prophesied in the scriptures.

Jesus came to reveal the father the same way the father revealed himself to him and the prophets. He overcame all and was one with all. He walked in his True Self. A master of reality and had authority over all creation. His mind and spirit was connected with all that is. Since he was connected with all, and was one with all, all obeyed him. When Jesus spoke to the storm in the sea, “Peace be still” the storm obeyed. When Jesus spoke to the fig tree and said “No one shall bear fruit from you again.” The tree obeyed and was cursed based on the spoken word. When Jesus was around the demon possessed, the demons trebled with fear and asked for mercy because they didn’t see man, they saw his spiritual form which was God. Mark 1:34 “And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they KNEW him. 

God created man to reign over all of his creations. The whole universe is under our dominion. God created Trees and out of trees man created paper, medicine, homes, etc. There is power in every human being. Whatever we want, we can have. The universe is our inheritance from God. God created the universe for his glory and for man dominance. God put everything under man’s feet. But sin has reversed the dominance. The good news, The Gospel, is that because of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, if we believe in the son of God and make him our Lord we are reconciled back to our True Self. The power becomes ours again and we become saved from death both spiritually and physically. Colossians 1:21-22 “And you that were sometime ALIANATED and ENEMIES in your MIND by wicked works, yet now he hath RECONCILLED in the body of his flesh through death, to present you HOLY and  unblameable and unreproveable in his sight.”  The truth is what will set us free. The truth is that the Devil no longer has power over us. As it is written in Colossians 1:13 “Who hath delivered us from the POWER of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear son.”   1 John 4:4 “Greater is he that is in YOU, than he who is of the world.”  HE that is within is God. He that is without is the spirit that works iniquity in the world, the devil. The world says the answer is without. The world has become dependable on outside sources for health, joy, peace, love, acceptance, wholeness, and even wisdom. Everything that is material is an illusion and not the real thing. Things within themselves are nothing more than a manifestation of the mind or spirit. The real source is the spirit of God. When we receive the spirit of God, we receive all things. The devil can only twist the truth, but the truth is that we are free beings and one with our creator and possess the same creative qualities, power, wisdom, and love that God too posses. We are free from the judgment that sin will bring to us. We also receive Gods grace, which gives the power to refrain from sin. There are no limits. There is no more bondage. It is up to us to receive the inheritance God has given us. To walk in the fullness of the spirit is a lifetime journey and not a one-day task. But by making the decision to believe in the Son of God and give him your life, you receive True life itself. A life with God and a seat in the highest heavenly places of God’s throne. 


Robin Casarjian.Houses of healing: A prisoners guide to inner power and freedom. Boston: MA,1995

The Bible

Enoch Tan. “Matrix of mind reality.” . 2012

There is no such thing as failure!

There is no such thing as failure!

When you say,” I can’t achieve this.” Then you have failed!
There is no such thing as failure. No such thing!
With faith, failure is just a false fable given to us by those who have failed themselves. Based on their personal experiences, belief systems, and mentality (or state of thinking). A common example is a person who had a particular goal/plan/mission that he/she dropped or let go along the way because at one point he/she told him/herself “It can’t be done” From that experience, the person builds a deep rooted belief that some goals are unachievable for him/her. After so, they begin to not only limit themselves, but those around them. Almost like a conscious plague. Today, many unconsciously walk in the limited belief that failure is a thing within itself. Parents who didn’t make it, poverty stricken citizens, innocent people victimized by government officials or a higher power, convicts, ect. The mentality spreads from deep rooted cultural and traditional beliefs based on experience.

There are such things as setbacks. Setbacks are always going and will forever be around. It is the broader look of what most consider being failure. When a setback appears, it does not mean you have failed. Because a set-back is always a set-up. You learn from the set-back, you observe carefully and see what could have been done differently, which will set-up a better, stronger, and firmer task. There is no such thing as failure!

A great example is the Apostle Paul. Though he was arrested, persecuted,, tortured, and even had his case at Rome set-back(2 Corinthians 1:8-11,For we do not want you to be ignorant brethren, of our trouble which came to us in Asia: That we were burdened beyond measure above strength, so that we despaired even life.”  ) he achieved his ultimate focus. His ultimate focus was spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. If Paul would not have allowed God to strengthen him, despite probably (As humans naturally do) yielding to his own fear, doubt, and discouragements (which had to many based on level of torture, and persecutions he faced (2 Corinthians 12:7 “…A thorn in my flesh was given to me. A messenger of Satan to Buffet me….”) We would not have the Doctrine we have today. The Books of Titus, 1 and 2 Corinth, 1 and 2 Timothy, Galatians, Philippians, Hebrews, Ephesians, Colossians, Romans, 1 and 2nd Thessalonians and the book of Acts. With the power of the Holy Spirit, Faith, and perseverance Paul succeeded and the Gospel was spread to the nations God assigned him to (2 Corinthians 12:8-9concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it may depart from me. And he said ‘’ My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in your weakness.” .The point is, nothing is unachievable unless you say so. Set-backs will always SET UP better or a stronger road way to your desired manifestation. Because there is no such thing as failure!

 As men and women who believe in God we must know that God’s plan never fails one way or another. No matter how many forces try to throw resistance, Gods way will always be done in his own perfected manner. God’s word shall always come to pass. There is no such thing as failure. There is power in every human being. We are created in his image with the same creative qualities and abilities. But because of sin, we cannot put our power to its full potential use God created it for (Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”(Romans 7:13-25). Thanks to Jesus Christ, we are forgiven, empowered (redeemed), and reconciled with our Father (1 John 4:9, Romans 5:10). We are back to our original Oness with God and receive all of his given inheritance, love, and power. We receive him. We receive his spirit/mind/conscious, his personality traits (The fruits of the spirit Peace, love, joy, goodness, meekness, temperance, patience(long-suffering), ect. And most of all we receive his love. His grace. God lives in us. Within. God is not without, but within. If we, have the creator of the universe and all of his powerful abilities, what makes us think that we are or can become limited by any outside force 1 John 4:4 “Ye are of God little Children. Because Greater is He that is in YOU than he that is of the World. We of little faiths. All power is inside us human beings. How much more power does one who believe in the Almighty have? For this reason, we give God all of the glory and praise.

Back to Paul, When he went through the multiple hardships and setbacks, his strength and faith only increased thanks to God. Setbacks will allow God to set-up greater and better things in that present time Romans 8:28 “ and we know that all things work together to those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose.” There is no such thing as failure. The goal is to always focus on the end result of the goal. As Paul did according to 2 Corinthians 1:8-11 and Philippians 3:12-14 “I press toward the GOAL for the life of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Keep centered (patient and temperate) and keep focus. What you focus on increases and magnifies. Awareness/knowledge, Confidence/faith, persistence, and patience. With these set in mind no goal is unachievable, because there is no such thing as failure!