Freedom and Liberty

The Fourth of July, Independence Day is upon us and with it brings barbecues, picnics, fireworks and the joy of spending time with family and friends. It is also good that we have some extra time over the holiday to be grateful for our, “freedom”, and realize the precious cost for our, “liberty”.
As we enjoy our festivities, know that there are military people all around the world protecting our precious freedom so we may enjoy the liberty to have these family gatherings in peace. Many of the founding fathers of this country came to escape religious persecution. One of my ancestors, Captain John Mears, a fighting Quaker, was one of these individuals. He was wounded during the Revolutionary War. It seems that we are still fighting wars on a regular basis. We have lost way too many precious children, husbands and wives over the years because of these constant struggles. But there is also another struggle people face and this is the inner war; this is the war between the spirit and the flesh, many people are suffering needlessly, simply because of a lack of knowledge. I am not speaking of a lack of, “book”, knowledge, for many people have an abundance of, book knowledge, scientific, literary, mathematical knowledge but still fall victim to life because they have no spiritual knowledge. Some individuals as we mentioned in other blog entries simply find anything spiritual as, “foolishness”, to them because they live only according to the senses. That is, a person can just keep responding to life, instead of taking a grasp on the helm via spiritual knowledge, the law of liberty, then controlling their course. Glory to God!
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised. To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
Luke 4:18-19
That is Jesus reading from the book of the prophet Esaias, in Nazareth, where it says, Jesus had been brought up. When Jesus read this in the synagogue he then closed the book saying, “This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.”
Later on in the book of John, Jesus speaks of this spiritual knowledge.
If ye continue in my word, then, are ye my disciple indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man; how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. And the servant abideth not in the house fore ever: but the Son abideth ever. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
John 8:31-36

So, if we can continue in the word, which I discussed in previous blog entries, is filled with spiritual power, not just words on a page, then we are free indeed! Glory to God this is powerful knowledge which can literally change your life! Until next time, enjoy your freedom, and be safe!

Born of the Spirit

Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell when  it cometh, and whither it goeth; so is every one that is born of the Spirit. John 3:5-8

Here, Jesus was having a conversation with Nicodemus, described in the book of John as a, “man of the Pharisees,” a “ruler of the Jews”.  In this conversation a little later, Jesus chastised Nicodemus because he had no knowledge of these things.  Jesus said, “Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?” This was astounding to Jesus since Nicodemus was supposed to be teaching the Jews about, spiritual things, the very knowledge of God!

So, what does it mean to be, “born of water and of the Spirit” so that we may enter into the, “kingdom of God.”  I believe the water he is speaking of here is, the water referred to later on in the chapter of John when he is talking to the woman by the well.  Here Jesus is having a conversation with a Samaritan woman, people the Jews did not speak to when he told her this:

If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. John 4:10

He then went on to say later, “Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again; But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” John 4:13-14

This, “living water”, later in scripture is said to be, “the Spirit”, the Holy Ghost, which is the essence of God which is also given as a, “gift” to us.  To receive this gift we must look to spiritual things and allow ourselves to be filled, believing by faith.  This is where we have to realize the difference between information and revelation.  A person can read scripture and hear the, “word” of God without actually discerning what they are actually reading or hearing.  We are made in the image of God and can receive this information spiritually.  We are made with the internal modem, an analogy which may be useful in this age, to receive this information of the Spirit.  Like a computer which can receive, we too can receive.

The apostle Paul talks too about these things to the people of Corinth, who really are no different than we are, trying to understand the things of God!

But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard , neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit, for the Spirit searcheth all things, ye, the deep things of God. 1Cor.3:9-10

The rest of the scripture explains that these, “deep things of God”, are only spiritually discerned.  The, “Spirit of God” revealing the deep things of God!

Which things also we speak not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

So, we too must look away from, “the natural”, things of the world to understand the, spiritual things, yes, and receive the Spirit to learn of the, “deep things of God”!   Until the next time, may you all be blessed!

Power-filled Sons of God

If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.  This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

John 15:10-12

Everything Jesus did when he began his ministry was out of love for God and the people.  He came to arm the people with the knowledge of God so they too could minister to one another and overcome life.  He also said this,

“ Verily , verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do: because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name. I will do it.  If ye love me, keep my commandments.  John 14:12-14

So Jesus was definitely trying to get his point across, like a mother who is trying to get a message across to their child, he repeatedly tells us to love one another as the Father loves us.  The scripture goes on, “If a man love me, he will keep my words ; and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. John 14:23  If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. John 15:7

Repeatedly Jesus pounds this message home so that we understand the importance, the absolute magnitude of this principle.  He also, obviously wants us to realize that when attached to the vine, He and God, the absolute power of God is available to us, the believer, flowing through us just like the life force of a vine.  Glory to God this is powerful!  He tells us clearly that when we are loving others, I mean really loving one another, the very power of God is available to us, the believer.  This power he showed throughout his ministry works through faith!  This is where we put the knowledge of God all together.  We love God and one another, we simply love, then incline our ear, that is, listen to the still small voice of God within, then be doers of the word.  Glory to God, this is what Jesus wants us to do!  He was a powerful example of love and always spoke the word with faith!  He wanted us too to be filled with love, acting with faith.  He wanted us to be One with the Father like he was.  God is love and he told us he was One with the Father and prayed that we too would be One with He and the Father!

Neither pray I for these alone, (speaking of the apostles) but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; (us) That they all may be one as thou, Father, art in me and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one; I in them, and thou in me that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me , and hast loved them, as thou hast love me. John 17:20-23

Jesus is telling us that we too have access to the marvelous power of God, direct access, doing as He did!  How powerful is this?  So, we need to arm ourselves with the Word of God which is spiritual power ready to move, love one another and God, then be doers of the word, utilizing God’s marvelous spiritual power as we ask and receive!  We are the literal body of Christ!  We are to realize that we are One with the Father, to have this awareness and believe in faith. For faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.  So let us walk by faith, not by sight realizing we are children of God and then heirs!  Heirs to the promise, the blessing of Abraham, brought by faith!  May you all be filled with love, walking as empowered believers!

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

The Old Testament and The New

I was going to write about this at a later date but recently there has been some controversy about the importance of the Old Testament and its significance to us as believers.  This conversation was stirred by Andy Stanley’s comments about “unhitching” the Old Testament from the New in a series of sermons entitled, “The Aftermath” at the North Point church.

After listening to this I am certain that his comments were supposed to unite not divide us as believers.  His intentions were noble enough, it is simply that if you have studied the Bible in depth you know that the scriptures support one another. I am certain he knows this, he is a good man who is working hard to expand the kingdom; he was merely trying to get believers to return to the church if they were disturbed by something they read or heard was in the Old Testament.

Jesus came to fulfill the law not to abolish the law but he did so by clarifying that we are justified by faith.  He constantly spoke of, “faith”, being the reason for your healing.  Jesus also referred to, “as it was written”, referring to what is now in the Old Testament.  He came to show us that the same power at work for those of old, Abraham, Moses and the prophets is working as a result of faith for believers now.

Jesus came first to the Jews, preaching the “word” to them as prophesied in the ancient scriptures which is Isaiah of our Old Testament but at the time was recorded on various scrolls.  There were several different sets of writings at the time which were available, The Aramaic targums were probably what Jesus referred to when he was saying, “as it was written”.

The main point of clarity which Jesus brought was that of the importance of faith and love.  He clarified that all of the law of the prophets rest on the two commandments to, love God with all your heart, and to love one another.  If we do this and our actions reflect this, then good fruit will come forth.

Jesus came to set the record straight and get God’s people on the right track.  He came performing miracles with God within him, telling the people that he and the father where One and prayed that we too would become One as He and the Father were One.  With us all One, all things are possible! Love one another!

 

Commentary on “The Light”

Commentary on “The Light”

 

My last entry entitled, The Light, was about my father’s illumination I witnessed ,as a young soldier.  The astounding true story is also in my recently published book, The Realm, at http://www.amazon.com/Realm-Daniel-Mears/dp/1973382334 which was newly released in December of 2017.  This event proves several incredible realities.  The first being that thought moves in the invisible realm.  The light manifested as a result of thoughts of love being put forth from the individual.  When my father was putting forth these thoughts he was simply trying to do as Jesus instructed, love one another and God!  At first, he noticed how positively people responded when he was mentally enveloping them in love, realizing they too were spiritual entities made in the image of God.  Then, one day he felt as though he was in complete harmony with all of existence, energized and enthused, filled with the love of God!  That is the night the light began and stayed for decades until I believe, he was ready to go home to God.  He also returned to the ministry shortly after the light began, undoubtedly believing he had some wisdom to impart to God’s people.

So, thought brings about results of corresponding action.  Your thoughts matter and create your life.  If you are being loving, you will have corresponding action, people will feel this and respond positively.  Likewise, you can see how negative thoughts would also be felt and people would react negatively.  This puts you in the driver’s seat of your life!  This also works with, faith.  Jesus told people over and over, it is done unto you as you believe, your faith has made you well, it is because of your great faith.  Over and over, he imparted this knowledge of God to us.  This is part of the knowledge of God, but I will cover that another time.

The light also proves that God and the invisible realm are real.  God is light, love and spirit according to the scriptures and as I delved into this it all makes perfect sense.  The light manifested because of the love in the spirit!  Wow, how awesome is this!  The light came after the intense feelings of love were being poured forth from God who was filling his spirit.  This is huge!  The scriptures as I dove into them while I was researching brought revelation to how the kingdom works, just like Jesus said.  Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. So, we must be careful what we fill our heart with.  Our heart of course being the very core of our being.  Then, when your mouth speaks it is power in motion.  Knowing this a person can be much more attentive to what thoughts they are allowing in their heart, the core of their being, your mind, and what you are speaking, putting forth to others.  Until next time, love and light to all!

The Light

 

I had traveled down from the Presidio of San Francisco to my parents’ new home they had built in southern California for a little leave time.  I was serving in the military police and had been stationed in San Francisco for a year or so.  I loved where I was stationed, I had an incredible view of the Golden Gate, the bay and Alcatraz from my second story barracks window but the military is indeed the military so I was looking forward to getting away.   My parents were now empty nesters but I think they may have enjoyed the solitude in some ways.  Dad was working as an adult probation officer and mom was teaching secretarial skills at the college.  They were devout Christians who had been very spiritual for most of their lives.  Dad had previously been a minister; he had attended seminary in Kentucky where we all had moved and then had his own church.  Then my grandparents were having some medical problems so we were compelled to move back to California.

Over the years, my parents had some let downs in their prayer life.  My grandfather had a series of strokes which left him paralyzed on his left side and he no longer knew anyone.  My grandmother had died and at one point they prayed fervently for a dear friend believing they had at least mustered the faith of the proverbial mustard seed but he had died anyway.  This made them, dad especially, delve deeper into their spirituality.  My father I soon discovered had started looking at “religion” more abstractly, trying to, “do” as Jesus said and put the principles of loving one another into action.

So, I was at my parents’ home while on leave from the Army.  It was evening time and I was walking down the hallway to my old room when I saw my father sitting on the foot of their bed.  My mother was nearby and was crying.  The door was open to their room so I could clearly see my mom crying and dad sitting calmly at the foot of their bed.  I stopped and asked what was the matter.  My dad looked at her and then motioned for me to come into the room.  Then dad told me that mom wasn’t crying because she was sad but because she was emotionally moved.  I looked at him with an obvious question on my face waiting for the rest of the story.  He then explained to me that he was utilizing a process, he had been working on in accordance with a theory, where he internally would send people feelings of love when he approached them.  He would mentally envelope them in a field of love and realize that they also were spiritual beings and that we were all “One”.  He said by utilizing this method his clients, the people he had on probation, and others whom he had contact with were opening up to him in amazing ways.  They somehow could tell that he truly was concerned with their well-being so they confided in him.   He went on to say that recently while he was working on the new house he had an exuberant feeling come upon him.  The feeling energized him within and he felt in tune with the world. This great peace washed over him and he felt in complete harmony with all things.  That evening he said when he turned off the lights to go to bed there was a golden light flowing from him and that it had continued.  He said that was why mom was crying, obviously some sort of spiritual breakthrough had occurred and she was deeply moved.  So, I asked if I could see this and he shrugged giving me an I guess so, kind of look and switched off the light.  As he moved about the room a beautiful, golden light was flowing from all about him, it was like the light from a soft sparkler but with no noise from all about his aura throwing sparks about a foot or so.  I was astounded because obviously some sort of energy was coming from his body.  He contrarily did not seem overly astounded but was moved and humbled by the experience.  This light, he believed was in response to the feelings of unconditional love he was sending out.  He explained that he had been sending out these feelings of love for weeks but I know that he had been working on establishing a loving relationship with God, Christ, for years, even decades trying to do what Christ said, “love God with all your heart and love your neighbor as yourself”.  I was amazed and awestruck at this lovely sight and it has stayed with me my entire life!  I know that my father had no motive for sending out these feelings of unconditional love other than his love for humanity.  This is very important because it seems when you are simply loving with no ulterior motive other than to bless one another, then you truly tap into the awesome power, the love of God!

Later, when I returned to my Army unit I received some letters from my parents and they were signed, “Love Mom and Dad” with “ZapZap” underneath.  They sent me some metaphysical reading material which looked at the scriptures from a different angle and we did not really speak much more about the soft golden light, the sparks.  I knew that it was related to the feelings of love that had put some sort of energy in motion, probably the very face of God.

Over the years I have told my children about this experience and their grandfather when they became old enough to understand about, “the light”.   This event carries great significance proving God is real, light, love and spirit.  It also proves our thoughts truly matter putting power into motion in the unseen realm which manifests in the seen.

After years of keeping this knowledge in the family, when I had a medical problem I decided to write it all down so it would not be gone with my passing.  It did not seem right to take this knowledge to the grave with me so I talked with mom who was also a witness about whether I should write about this and make it public.  She agreed that people should know there are supernatural events going on in the world, so yes, I had permission to write about, “the light”.   Mom is still a very devout, loving person to this day. I also asked her how long the light stayed and she told me until dad became ill.  So, it stayed active for decades until dad was ready to move on.  How powerful and amazing!

Daniel Mears is the author of The Realm, a spiritual book which tells how to live the abundant life and includes a powerful eyewitness account of, Chapter 7, The Event, his father’s literal illumination which lasted for decades!   The book also includes, Chapter 6, Opening the Door, what transpired leading up to, The Event, a true spiritual breakthrough.  There are some excerpts, from The Realm, Chapter 7, included in this true story.

The Realm

The Realm is not only the name of  my new book available at http://www.amazon.com/ap/B0785HQYPF but is also the name of this site where I shall delve into topics of, real faith, how to create the abundant life and many more.  This is an exciting time to be alive.  The Christian faith is exploding with new faith around the globe as the doctrine is awakening to the faith Jesus spoke of in the scriptures.  Each individual is a drop in the great ocean of God!  We are created in the image of God, each of us filled with creative power and the internal link to discover the kingdom of God which Jesus spoke of.  He told us in Luke 17:20 The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: 21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. This is what each person must first discover.  Once you become aware of this simple fact then the next steps will fall in easy succession.  Welcome aboard!