Applying God’s word to our inner being incorporates us more into the spiritual body of God, thus we are raised higher into His perfection. The spiritual state we develop in this world while alive in the body is paramount to our spiritual state later in the coming age with God.
As we meditatively progress in the knowledge of God the soul becomes increasingly more like God as it adopts more of God’s word as it's own reality. Eventually full potential will be realized. (1 Corinthians 15:28, Revelation 3:21)
The instructions and restraints known as God's commandments are designed to help us better know God’s light as an inner presence. They either encourage or prohibit certain behaviors, words, and thoughts aiding the perfection of the soul. Following them requires self-analysis, mental discipline, determination, faith, selflessness, and a high degree of love for God and others.
The point of following God's commandments is to either incorporate more of God within ourselves or to eliminate spiritual deficiencies that attract dark forces into our lives.
As you go through the commandments of Jesus, notice how they address the different aspect of your life and how you think and behave. To truly follow Jesus, worldly influences must be relinquished in mind, body, and soul. We must be void of worldly dominance. We are to think, speak, and act like Jesus, that’s why following His commandments is so important. In other words, we must imitate the Perfect One in word, thought, and action. His commandments must form our spiritual being in God's likeness. We must become both the Wisdom and Love of God incarnate and guided by His Commandments. Without God’s bounds and instruction, He cannot thoroughly shine blessings over us. God holds company with His word, not the world, therefore your mind and life must reflect only His word. (John 14:21 & 23)
Each commandment is either a directive or limitation through which the condition of God is better able to increase in us. Our greatest and most loving act toward God is to give up the familiar worldly ways for a purer life with God.
We must realize the Word in concentrated thought so it influences our speech and actions. God created us so His written word may transmit increased life and power when realized within.
But closeness to God comes from the determined decision to be subject to His instruction, and subjecting ourselves to divine instruction requires discipline. Without discipline in God's word chaos invades the soul.
An inner life cultivated by the study and continuous meditation of God's word and commandments dispenses infinite blessings, the kind which produces fruit. All inclinations toward the world and its mundane tendencies must be conquered by a supreme desire to know God through study and meditation of His word.
The purpose of spiritually embodying God's commandments is to develop a life with God. In doing so, we conform to God’s divine will and become more perfected in His presence. The act of obediently developing with God's spiritual nature allows us to enter into holiness.
Jesus also addresses the desire of the Holy Ghost to grow in presence through people. Jesus taught with words like, “let our light shine”, “let the seed of His word grow”, “let the vision of our mind be enlightened by His word”, and “keep His My word and We will enter”.
The use of our life should be for the sole purpose of developing a deep relationship with God.
Above all else, God granted us one means by which He brings us into a more complete state with Him, the study and meditation of His word. (John 14:23 & 23) Deep study and meditation of His word creates a profound comprehension of God. Through deep study and meditation, His God's love interacts with our soul enlightening mind and body. (Matthew 6:22)
Unlike any other word, the word of God has one unique property. It was made flesh! His word was and is, encased in bodily form. This bodily form was sacrificed on the cross with love so we can receive God’s saving power which illuminates heart, soul, mind, and body. By studying and practicing His word the Holy Ghost grows in brilliance and radiance in us, and able to incorporate in us more elements of the Godhead.
The manifestations of the Godhead in us offer a relentless effort overcoming the world controlled by God. The Word of God also becomes clearer and biblical mysteries become apparent. It spiritually translates truth to mind and body changing us genetically.
Becoming more elevated with God's understanding we can think and see according to the higher truth delivered to us. The power through Christ which overcomes all things is the same power that dwells in us when we willing relinquish to the study and meditation of God's word.
Progressing on this spiritual trajectory, God's light becomes brighter in our service to God. It becomes a beacon of hope and understanding to others. It glorifies God and introduces the Son to others. (Jn 17:21)
At every stage in our spiritual journey there exists the presence or absence of light. In the absence of light, there is darkness. If your body is illuminated by God's light there is no presence of darkness. Light is God’s dynamic living presence. His light causes thought, speech, and action through His will. For this reason, the Holy Ghost was dispensed to us. It becomes present in us so we can reveal God's reality of Christ in truth.
The opposite is also true. If we occupy our inner being with worldly mundane things, our mind quickly descends into sin. The light of God is therefore diminished until darkness reigns.
God does not withhold good from a person who leans toward God with heart, soul, and mind. God illuminates those who continually seek Him with deep hunger and yearning. It is only when people choose to consume the ways of the world, rather than the ways of God, that they fall by the wayside. Thus the absence of light is not caused by God, but by us.
Each commandment from Jesus brings us closer to God if practiced with love and diligence. Every degree of closeness with God is a higher degree of light in us, and the resulting perfection from the exposure is integrated into our soul.
The spiritual fruit we produce in this life is solely dependent on how we develop the soul, and the development of our soul is dependent on we cultivate it. A steady diet of worldly pursuits can result in thorns and thistles, while a steady diet of God’s word will produce fruit in God's likeness.
The commandments of Jesus turns heart, soul, and mind toward God and makes them receptacles of the divine rather than the ordinary. Continuous attentiveness toward God's word and law trains us in selfless ways that exalt God. It continually calls us into service toward God and humanity. In this state of mind, we become imitators of Jesus. Sacrificed in love and embodied by His word we exist as God's spiritual expressions.
The particular details of each commandment when practiced has extremely deep significance for each person at various stages through life. The commandments of Jesus must be continually read and practiced throughout life since transformation is a gradual life-long process.
The challenge, of course, is to practice each commandment until it becomes part of our being. Each commandment should be so deeply integrated as thought until it affects how we think, speak and act. The practice will gradually make God's laws and commandments the natural thought of the mind, creating a new more beautiful mental landscape.
The Meditation Challenge
For this reason, I’m issuing a challenge to every reader. Meditate on the meaning of a new commandment each day. Think about what it means to you and how you can improve by thinking and practicing a new commandment each day. At the end of four months, you can start over to keep perfecting your personality with God.
By the end of the first four months, you will see a noticeable difference in your personality. You will be more humble, loving, wiser, and more guided by the Holy Ghost in truth. You will feel closer to God and your direction in life will be clearer.
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