Open Your Eyes and Ears

I recently read an article by a “former Christian,” that stated that the Bible was in error. I believe the quote he cited was from Luke 9:27, “But I tell you truly, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God.”He cites other scriptures, but fails to cite Luke 17:20-21, “Being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God was coming, he answered them, “The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed; nor will they say, ‘Lo, here it is!’ or ‘There!’ for behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.”The author of that other article states that the end times should have come before now, since Christ said that “there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God,” but let me suggest the following interpretation of that passage.Could it not be that Christ was speaking of his own rising from the dead and then his ascension into Heaven on that instance? OR, could he have been speaking of the true understanding that comes prior to death, when many people speak of the dying obtaining a visage of peace? Perhaps he meant that they would truly understand the kingdom before they died. Could that be? Especially, when he says “behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.”An oft cited exhortation in the Bible is, “Let he who has ears hear and who has eyes see.” Now, this is not speaking of the physical eyes and ears, but of the spiritual eyes and ears. Those that let into the very heart of the soul and intrepret the Scriptures to the soul.The end times are not the way to keep the faith, nor is a wrong interpretation on our parts reason to believe the Bible is wrong. If one does not listen to the Scriptures with the ears of the spirit, the physical mind is incapable of truly interpreting what is being said. It can only judge what is said from its experiences here in the body, but what is needed is to let the spirit interpret these things from its experiences with higher things.It is my belief that the spirit is a type of energy that has existed since the beginning. Even from before time was counted. That it resides in the flesh in these days does not stop it from knowing more than the fleshly body and brain. If spirit is allowed to interpret the words in the Bible to the inner person and thus to the outer person, then the knowledge will be true. But, if we insist on interpreting from the flesh to the spirit, the knowledge will be false.If you are seeking knowledge of the kingdom of God, seek it first in the spirit and you will see it all around you. If you are seeking the knowledge of the end times, just to make sure you’re ready, well, look to Jerusalem. When it is surrounded by armies it is time to really get ready. But, then, again, we of the flesh cannot truly know when the end is near, so we must be ready at all times.Behave as though the end is immenent and you will be prepared when it comes; whenever it comes. For the person that wrote the article calling the Bible wrong, I shall pray that your spiritual eyes and ears are opened to the true knowledge of the scriptures and the kingdom of God.

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