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St. Rose of Lima Quote

What does this quote mean to you? Well to me, it means quite a bit. When we believe in a God that says He is not of the world’s ways, but beyond them, this quote clearly demonstrates what God expects of us. In a world, where God’s Existence is slowly disappearing, we begin to reshackle ourselves to the things of this world; to which can be manipulated and controlled by evil. Jesus Christ, upon dying on the Cross, unshackled us from all of this, to give us the freedom of living in the Light of God’s Love, which is devoid of any fear to what the ways of this world can bring upon us, in our earthly life. Jesus Christ showed us through His Own Life, and even in His Death, what is expected to enter the Kingdom of Eternal Life; to break ourselves from the world’s ways to which are in direct violation to God’s Divine Laws of Love, and to stand boldly in them. Jesus showed us that those who choose to take on their Call from the Father of Creation; would need to endure trials and persecution. They will need to take up their daily Cross, to uphold God’s Laws of Divine Love. There simply is no other way, just as St. Rose had said in the quote above.

St. Thomas, in his Gospel, has also said, that Jesus said, “He who is near me is near the fire, and he who is far from me is far from the kingdom.”  So as we get stronger in our faith, and get one step closer in finding God, the Father, the more angry evil gets. And throws more trials and challenges at you, to doubt God’s Goodness and Greatness, and to fall off the path to God, to only reshackle yourself to the world’s ways, which are not of God’s. So we must endure, boldly. In fact, the more we face in this life, we must grow stronger in our faith in God. It is the strength that God can provide, to which we can conquer evil; and to not fear it in any way. The path in finding God and His Way to His Kingdom is not an easy one. In fact if we use our own human strength, we will fall off of it many times. The most wonderful thing about Yahweh is that He knows this of us, and still waits for us to come back to the path. His grace is so abundant, that He gives us till the last breath in our earthly bodies, to do so.

Jesus Christ, showed us that God asks us, as His Creations, to continue on the Path to the Kingdom of Heaven, in a way of Peace, Love, and Nonviolence. We are to love all, and not only those that love us back. To forgive, but to never forget, so that sins will not be repeated. To humble ourselves to every wrong act that we do, because though we may think it can be hidden on this earth; it can not be hidden in the Eyes of God. So repent to God for all that He inspires within your heart, that is a violation to His Divine Laws of Love.  Jesus Christ will judge on the intention of the hearts and souls; and not by actions alone. He has said this through out many of His Teachings. A heart rooted in God’s Laws of Divine Love, will always be called back to God, despite how far off they roam from His Path. But to continue on the path, St. Rose….St. Thomas….and even St. John (through his Book of Revelations) has stated that those that follow God’s Path to His Eternal Kingdom, will endure ridicule and persecution….some or even most, may continue on this path, to the point of death of their earthly bodies, to uphold God’s Divine Laws of Love. Did not Jesus Christ show this with His Own Death, of His Earthly Body? To uphold God’s Laws of Divine Love…to take on His Call of becoming the Salvation of Mankind….He died in the earthly sense. A death that surely was not that of nobility; but that of a criminal…of a crime he did not commit. God went to this extent to show through His Son, that the ways that are considered “great” in this world; are not so….in His Kingdom.

We must remember this. A road to God’s Kingdom is travelled by very few. If it was easy, then everyone would choose this path. God tells us through many of His Servants, that His Path does not conform to the world’s ways, but conforms to His Divine Laws of Love. And that it is only through Him, we will become victorious. NOT by our own strength, but God’s alone. So we must endure the trials joyfully, knowing that we are getting evil angry with each step we get closer to God’s Kingdom. “Fear no Evil…….”

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Sayings of St. Thomas’ Gospel

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Jesus said, “Now the sower went out, took a handful (of seeds), and scattered them. Some fell on the road; the birds came and gathered them up. Others fell on the rock, did not take root in the soil, and did not produce ears. And others fell on thorns; they choked the seed(s) and worms ate them. And others fell on the good soil and it produced good fruit: it bore sixty per measure and a hundred and twenty per measure.”

Jesus said, “I shall choose you, one out of a thousand, and two out of ten thousand, and they shall stand as a single one.”

Jesus said, “If the flesh came into being because of spirit, it is a wonder. But if spirit came into being because of the body, it is a wonder of wonders. Indeed, I am amazed at how this great wealth has made its home in this poverty.”

Jesus said, “No prophet is accepted in his own village; no physician heals those who know him.”

Jesus said, “Many times have you desired to hear these words which I am saying to you, and you have no one else to hear them from. There will be days when you will look for me and will not find me.”

Jesus said, “A grapevine has been planted outside of the father, but being unsound, it will be pulled up by its roots and destroyed.”

Jesus said, “Grapes are not harvested from thorns, nor are figs gathered from thistles, for they do not produce fruit. A good man brings forth good from his storehouse; an evil man brings forth evil things from his evil storehouse, which is in his heart, and says evil things. For out of the abundance of the heart he brings forth evil things.”

Jesus said, “Blessed is the man who has suffered and found life.”

Quotes from St. Thomas’ Gospel

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Jesus said, “Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you. For there is nothing hidden which will not become manifest.”

Jesus said, “I have cast fire upon the world, and see, I am guarding it until it blazes.”

Jesus said to them, “If you fast, you will give rise to sin for yourselves; and if you pray, you will be condemned; and if you give alms, you will do harm to your spirits. When you go into any land and walk about in the districts, if they receive you, eat what they will set before you, and heal the sick among them.  For what goes into your mouth will not defile you, but that which issues from your mouth – it is that which will defile you.”

Jesus said, “Men think, perhaps, that it is peace which I have come to cast upon the world. They do not know that it is dissension which I have come to cast upon the earth: fire, sword, and war. For there will be five in a house: three will be against two, and two against three, the father against the son, and the son against the father. And they will stand solitary.”

Jesus said to them, “When you make the two one, and when you make the inside like the outside and the outside like the inside, and the above like the below, and when you make the male and the female one and the same, so that the male not be male nor the female female; and when you fashion eyes in the place of an eye, and a hand in place of a hand, and a foot in place of a foot, and a likeness in place of a likeness; then will you enter [the Kingdom].”

Thank You So Much

Less than one year ago, I started this blog out of the sheer feeling of being called to share what God, through my examination of the life of Jesus Christ, has shown me.  Many of you have expressed how my writing has given you hope, inspiration, and has even helped you to understand God more.  I feel that I am truly not worthy of such words, but am humbled that God is using me as His Instrument to move within your hearts and souls.

My goal with my writings was just to share what God has put within my heart.  I really was not looking at how many people will come to visit my site, or to even seek any glory of my own.  For whatever it is that you find in my writing, I know that God had put it there for you to hear…see…and read.  As I see my site hitting over 12,000 views, in less than 1 year, I can not be more touched in knowing that I am not the only one seeking for God…

Thank you for all those that subscribe to my site.  Thank you to all of my visitors.  May we discover God’s Infinite Love; as through Jesus’ Life Example….be forever transformed in it.

Love Always,

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Some Verses from “The Gospel of St. Thomas” (via SpiritualPoetry’s Blog)

To date, many people revisit the Gospel of St. Thomas. It is often compared to the writing style of St. John’s Book of Revelations, with it’s imagery and metphors. Though I’ve found, when comparing it to those Gospels found in the Holy Bible, the messages and even the wording is quite similar.

It is known that the Gospel of St. Thomas consists of direct quotes from Jesus Christ. When taking a closer look at this Gospel, you will see a whole new perspective, that can be quite enlightening.

God Bless.

Some Verses from "The Gospel of St. Thomas"         These are the secret sayings which the living Jesus spoke and which Didymos Judas Thomas wrote down. And He said, “Whoever finds the interpretation of these sayings will not experience death.” ********************* … Read More

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Some Verses from “The Gospel of St. Thomas”

 
 
 

"Doubting Thomas" St. Thomas the Apostle is known to have written a Gospel which is the most accurate in quoting Jesus Christ, to date.

 

These are the secret sayings which the living Jesus spoke and which Didymos Judas Thomas wrote down. And He said, “Whoever finds the interpretation of these sayings will not experience death.”
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Jesus said, “Whoever believes that the All itself is deficient is (himself) completely deficient.”

 

 

Jesus said, “Men think, perhaps, that it is peace which I have come to cast upon the world. They do not know that it is
dissension which I have come to cast upon the earth: fire, sword, and war. For there will be five in a house: three will be against two, and two against three, the father against the son, and the son against the father. And they will stand solitary.”

 

 

Jesus said, “I shall give you what no eye has seen and what no ear has heard and what no hand has touched and what has never occurred to the human mind.”

 

 

Jesus said, “You see the mote in your brothers eye, but you do not see the beam in your own eye. When you cast the beam out of your own eye, then you will see clearly to cast the mote from your brother’s eye.”

 

 

“If you do not fast as regards the world, you will not find the Kingdom. If you do not observe the Sabbath as a
Sabbath, you will not see the Father.”

 

 

Jesus said, “Preach from your housetops that which you will hear in your ear {(and) in the other ear}. For no one lights a lamp and puts it under a bushel, nor does he put it in a hidden place, but rather he sets it on a lampstand so that everyone who enters and leaves will see its light.”

 

 

Jesus said, “Whoever has come to understand the world has found (only) a corpse, and whoever has found a corpse is superior to the world.”

 

 

St. Thomas Cross of the East (In India). St. Thomas came to India and converted many Brahmin Hindus to the teachings of Jesus Christ, through his preaching and many miracles performed. As a result, there have been St. Thomas Christians in India for about 2,000 years.