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Yesterday, I attended the Regent Alumni Network DC Metro area Chapter Luncheon at Maggiano’s Little Italy Restaurant in McLean, VA.
It was great meeting fellow alumni and a few candidate alumni.
We had a wonderful lunch and networking time.
If you are in the DC metro area and Alumni of Regent University, you should join the Chapter’s LinkedIn group and stay in touch with your fellow Alumni in the metro area.
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The Big Bang theory was one of the most startling scientific discoveries that threw off many giant atheist scientists of the time.
This idea first surfaced at a scientific forum in 1931. In his paper, Georges Lemaître- a Belgian cosmologist and Catholic priest- discussed this idea for the first time.
Back then, this theory was very radical for the scientific community.
Now, most scientists buy into the Big Bang theory.
As you can imagine, atheist scientists:
- Had their field days before the emergence of this theory.
- Were comfortable with the governing belief that the universe is infinite.
- Led an easy career life.
- Could easily explain so many mysteries with ease.
Those field days ended with the advent of the Big Bang theory. Sorry guys 🙂
They couldn’t ignore that matter, space, energy, and time had beginnings…
The big follow-up question was: ‘If these finite beings had beginnings, then who brought them forward in the first place?’ They couldn’t logically bring forth themselves, could they? NO!
Of course, the answer to these questions may vary, depending on whom you’re asking.
Regardless of their religious affiliations, those who believe in God know who authored these fundamental elements of the universe. For us, God is the Cause who didn’t need a cause to exist. He brought forth the finite universe into existence.
So far, the scientific community isn’t yet on the same page about who the Cause was…
Regardless, finding a scientific person- let alone a credible scientist in any field- who wonders whether the universe has a beginning is rare.
Astrophysicist Robert Jastrow of the Goddard Space Institute captured the scenery in his book ‘God and the Astronomers,’:
“For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story [finite cosmic beginning] ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountains of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries.”
- Didn’t and still don’t have proof of God’s existence that they could display in their churches.
- Only have had faith that He exists and caused the coming picture of the universe and life in it.
- Couldn’t, can’t, and won’t formulate a mathematical formula or cook an experiment to explain away their faith in a living God.
Regardless, at the end of the day, science came around and joined theologians to believe that the universe had a finite beginning. The universe didn’t:
- Just show up of its own volition.
- Create itself infinitely.
- Cause its existence without assist from outside of itself.
The universe had an intelligent Cause is no longer a serious debate among serious thinkers. Most credible scientists believe that the intelligent Cause gave the universe purpose and meaning. It enabled her to contain and sustain life in it.
The only difference between theologians and atheist scientists is who that intelligent being is.
Theologians believe that the Infinite and Intelligent Being is God. Nonetheless, they can’t prove the existence of God using mathematical formulas or lab experiments…
Science should quickly take a stand whether it can generate a credible mathematical formula or a believable laboratory experiment to prove or disprove God.
Let’s be honest: As far as science is confined to the physical and depends only on what can be seen, there is no hope for science to prove or disprove God. It is just an illusion. It doesn’t have the necessary elements.
It has to either:
- ‘Leave’ the physical and metaphysical and engage the spiritual, or
- Leave it to other institutions willing to do so.
Otherwise, how can science with the current spiritual evolutionary progress we’ve made so far able to get in touch, investigate, and report back the existence or the non-existence of a Spiritual Being who resides in the spiritual universe?
If you’re a believer and your faith is diluted because of some half-baked scientific theories that deny the existence of God, should you risk it and wait for science to prove the existence or non-existence of God? You have limited time here in this physical universe.
Theologians are ahead of scientists when it comes to spirituality. It may take time for science to catch up.
At the end of the day, I hope that science will finally admit that proving or disproving God is out of its scope.
In the coming years, decades, and centuries, I hope that most scientists will focus on the physical and metaphysical to enrich human existence in this universe using their God-given minds and talents. Likewise, it is my hope that theologians too will focus on the spiritual and stop undermining (demonizing) the products of mind and science.
The best scenario, I believe, that God desires for all of us is for the two institutions (religion and science) to complement one another, to serve the purpose of God and the well-being of humanity by creating synergy.
Pope John Paul II once said this beautifully: “Science can purify religion from error and superstition; religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes. Each can draw the other into a wider world, a world in which both can flourish.“
What are your thoughts on this? Share with us your comments. Give us feedback…
AHM believes the importance of science and religion complementing each other.
- Science has a significant role in our existence both in the physical and metaphysical realms.
- Scientific discoveries made the dissemination of the Gospel much easier.
- God gave us the mind to explore the physical and metaphysical universes, create, and innovate like our Father, the greatest creative genius of all.
- Science can assist in improving our earthly existence giving us enough time, energy, health, and tools so that we have also enough time and resources to finish our SOUL’s spiritual journey in this universe.
- Science isn’t meant to be against religion, and vice versa.
- Religion and science aren’t mutually exclusive.
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The need to pass through redemption, restoration, and ultimately reformation
The name Christian was derived from the Latin word ‘Christianus.’ Its literal meaning is a follower of Christ. This name was given to the early followers of Christ: “And it was in Antioch that the disciples were first called Christians.” (Acts 11: 26)
Here are the questions we should all answer:
- “What does following Christ wholeheartedly mean?”
- “How far one should go to be a true Christian?”
- “Where does the full distance of Christianity end?”
The follow-up questions to consider:
- Does it mean just ACCEPTING Jesus as a Savor, and that is it?
- Does it entail FOLLOWING His example?
- Does it also require to be ONE with Him?
Depending on whom you ask and at the stage where they’re in their Christian journey, you may find different answers.
AHM considers REDEMPTION -> RESTORATION -> REFORMATION as a full SPECTRUM of Christianity:
Many Christians assume that since they accepted Jesus as a savior, they’re off the hook. They become Christians to get rid of sin and condemnation. And therefore, they stop at redemption.
Yes, this stage alone is worth taking.
However, redemption is a gateway. It is not a destination by itself…
Stopping at becoming a Christian for namesake wasn’t what Jesus, for that matter, the early Christians envisioned.
Unfortunately, we see many Churches that don’t teach beyond redemption. They don’t empower their congregation to keep advancing on the spectrum of Christianity.
Of course, we have to give them credit. They’re doing a great job of bringing people to the door. But they’re not enabling their people to get in and enjoy what the rest of the house offers.
Don’t misunderstand me. If the call for that church or spiritual leader is evangelism, they’re fulfilling their mandate. Nonetheless, they should create coalitions with other churches and spiritual leaders to empower the Christians they brought to Jesus. They should have holistic teachings that enable them to advance on the spectrum of Christianity.
Let me ask you. Personally, where are you? If you have a church or a ministry, where are your people? Are they at the gate or are they advancing?
Getting riding of sin consciousness and overcoming self-condemnation is mandatory. It is a prerequisite to enjoy the benefits of entering into the Kingdom of God. Redemption allows us to feel guilt-free and fellowship with our Father as free sons and daughters.
However, we shouldn’t stop at redemption. We should restore our bodies and renew our minds. We should also restore our souls that have been battered by our past guilt trip.
Jesus didn’t just redeem us by making Himself a substitute. He restored us to our former glory, which we lost following the fall of the first Adam.
What are you doing as a person or a church/ministry to restore yourself to the former glory?
Renewing our minds and restoring our souls, and starting to enjoy its fruits is true Christian living. We need a renewed mind that sees beyond the horizon. We need a renewed mind that empowers us to conquer new heights both in our personal, career, and business lives. We should have a soul that loves, forgives, and pursue its assignment on earth.
Nonetheless, restoration isn’t destiny by itself. It is a manifestation of our redemption plus what we’ve been doing since we got rid of sin-consciousness. We should keep evolving (reforming) ourselves beyond where the 1st Adam left before his fall. Jesus went beyond what the 1st Adam achieved before the fall. We too should continue to evolve in our spiritual growth till we become one with God.
- At the end of His earthly ministry, after finishing the race and fulfilling His Mandate, Jesus said: “It is Finished!” (John 19: 30)
- Paul did the same but said it differently: “I have fought the good fight, I have FINISHED the race, I have kept the faith.” (2 Timothy 4:6)
Of course, you and I, if we have finished our race, we’d be here on earth right now.
Where are we on this journey?
- Have we identified our God-given purpose, and begun pursuing it? Paul acted as soon as he knew his God-given mandate on earth: “When God, who set me apart from my mother’s womb and called me by his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son in me so that I might preach him among the Gentiles, my immediate response was not to consult any human being. I did not go up to Jerusalem to see those who were apostles before I was, but I went into Arabia.” (Galatians 1: 15 – 17) He didn’t pursue his desires. He never wavered and hesitated to pursue his mission on Earth.
- Are we making progress and growing to be like Jesus? Paul didn’t stop at redemption once he got rid of sin-consciousness. He continued the journey on the spectrum of Christianity. He transformed his life and became like Christ. That was why he boldly said: “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.” (1 Corinthians 11:1)
- Are we aiming to be perfect like the Father? Jesus set the target for us. Though He knew His followers were just starting, He uplifted their expectations and pointed them to the destination- to become like the Father, PERFECT. He commanded: “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” (Matthew 5:48) While on earth, Jesus walked the full spectrum of ‘Christianity’ to set an example. He evolved in their very eyes and ultimately utter this powerful statement: “I and the Father are one.” (John 10:30) Are we advancing forward toward perfection? Do we aim at becoming ‘one with Christ and the Father’?
I’ve a disclaimer here. By the grace of God and the help of the Holy Spirit, can we become perfect like the Father and become one with Him and His Son during our lifetime? Everyone answers this question to himself and herself. Some of us may think this is pride and arrogance. I hear you.
But we at AHM will try to emulate Jesus and finish our course while alive. That is also what we teach others. Will we get there isn’t the question? The question is do we have a target? We have the target Jesus set and Paul followed, that is, to finish the race and become like Jesus…
AHM emphasizes this process. We believe in the need to walk on the full spectrum of Christianity:
2. Restoration, and
Our blogs, articles, teachings, and programs aim at empowering the people God sends our way to walk on the full spectrum of Christianity.
To accomplish our mandate, we tap into:
- The teachings and works of Jesus,
- Christians before us,
- Scientific discoveries,
- Transferable wisdom from other religions, and
- The fruits of science and our civilization such as technologies including AI…
If you share our mission, don’t hesitate to reach out via [email protected] and/or [email protected] We would like to hear how you would like to contribute your share. We always look for those who would like to join our:
- Board of Directors
- Accountability Board
Sigmond Freud famously said: “God didn’t create man. Man created God.”
There is some truth in his saying…
Man has been ‘creating’ God throughout its history… Look around you! How many gods are there? Thousands, if not millions…
Most of us follow giants in our faith, we didn’t create a new God.
In my case, I’m using the same Bible my parents, and their ancestors used. For us, we didn’t need to create a new one. We stuck with the God our ancestors ‘created’.
However, believing the Biblical God has been unacceptable or unreasonable for many. As a result, they kept ‘creating’ their own God they accept and understand.
For the sake of simplicity, humanity believes in one of the following kinds of God:
I. Impersonal and non-existent god.
If you’re an atheist, you most probably believe in god who was created by atheists before you. These atheist creators refused to leave the physical. They only used their five sense organs, nothing more, nothing less, to create a god.
- Charles Darwin,
- Karl Marx,
- Sigmond Freud,
- Richard Dawkins, et al. They created a God who is impersonal and non-existent.
In their eyes, those of us who believe otherwise are just delusional and unscientific. For them, matter and energy are gods; no one created them. They are infinite…
I don’t know about you. How can I believe in such ‘gods’- Matter and Energy? It’s beyond my faith.
It’s beyond my belief capacity to buy into this idea of matter and energy can organize and reorganize themselves without any intelligent agent from the outside.
Well, there are millions who bought into this scenario, which doesn’t require an intelligent and personable God. For such ‘believers’, the order and meaning that we see in our intelligent and self-sustaining universe is a result of unguided evolution.
By the way, I’m not against evolution. Evolution exists everywhere. I believe God used it as a process.
Think of your own evolution. You were a microscopic being when you were in the womb. Since then, you have been evolving… What I don’t believe is an evolution that is self-initiated and self-sustaining…
Are you in this camp? If you’re reading this blog on our website, I doubt it. However, they might have created doubt in you and adulterated your faith in a personable God while you were in school, and if you’re still reading their books…
II. Intelligent God.
If you’re scientific, you most probably believe in the God ‘created’ by the founders of modern science. These believers transcended space and time, whether they admit it or not, to believe in an intelligent God.
They entered into the metaphysical and could easily comprehend a God who is intelligent, infinite, and the first cause of everything. They attributed this intelligent universe and magnificent creations within it to the products of an Intelligent Creator. They used scientific explanations to justify their theories.
Think of all those founders of modern science such as:
- Pascal, and
- Maxwell, to name a few.
Many of the founders of modern science believed in a personal God. They believed in a legislator, and they were Christians. Here is the testimony of CS Lewis, professor in Oxford University and Cambridge University, about the founders of modern science: “Men became scientific because they expected Law in Nature, and they expected Law in Nature because they believed in a Legislator.”
Unfortunately, there are still many contemporary scientists who have faith in the discoveries of the founders of modern science without sharing the faith of the founders.
These scientists ‘created’ an intelligent God who created an intelligent universe without believing this God is personable…
By the way, there are many silent Christians in this group. For whatever reason, they don’t want to come out of the closet and share their faith in such a god. They may still claim that they’re Christians when asked. They may still go to Church. Though their reasons vary, one of the reasons that sowed doubt in their heart for the lack of faith in a personable God could be the teachings of atheist scientists in this group created.
III. Intelligent and personal God.
Many contemporary scientists believe in an impersonal God like the genius Albert Einstein did.
It is no longer easy for any reasonable scientific person to ignore the existence of an Intelligent God behind many scientific discoveries…
The more science advances, the more they see the fingerprints of God everywhere. It has now become for many scientists an uphill battle to believe that the universe and life came into existence without guided evolution.
Let’s forget about the human brain, how can one believe a tiny eye with such sophisticated functions came into the picture without the guidance of an intelligent God who does things with meaning?
Today, we only have a few scientists who believe in a Personal God, who seeks communion with humanity, and who cares about us and our future. Among these, very few are willing to come out taking risks and putting their reputation and career on the line to publicly pronounce that they’re Christians. Think of the following few scientists who believe in a personal God, who are courageous to debate publicly making cases for a personal God:
- Francis Collins, Former Director of NIH and the leader of the Human Genome Project.
- John Lennex, Distinguished Mathematician at Oxford University.
- Stephen Meyer, Geophysicist and Director of Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture in Seattle
- William Lane Craig, Visiting Scholar of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology and Professor of Philosophy at Houston Christian University
- To name a few…
Let me ask you:
- Have you read the books or listened to the interviews or debates of one or more of these Christians?
- Did they help you to still believe in science and an intelligent and personable God?
- What was that one big lesson you gained that had a major impact on your life?
- Why not share the answers in the comment area?
I read the books of these believers and watched many of their interviews and debates. I’m thankful for such bold believers.
They helped me and many million Christians to still believe in science and benefit from it while keeping our faith in God- who is still active, loves, hears, responds, and cares about us and our affairs now and in the future.
As a person who lives, works, and does business in the real world outside of the church and someone who is constantly exposed to many people who don’t believe in a personable God, I can:
- Easily get along with scientific people who only believe in an Intelligent God who isn’t personable.
- Engage in conversation with individuals who find believing in the Biblical God unscientific.
- Sit down in a classroom to listen and learn a great deal from someone who doesn’t believe in the kind of God I believe in.
- Read many books written by atheist authors and benefit from their wisdom without my faith in God being shaken.
In conclusion, I believe in the God my ancestors ‘created’. The God who is described in the Bible. The God who isn’t only intelligent, but also personable…
- As you could see our ministry plays a unique role that a traditional church or ministry cannot fill. If you believe in what we do, why not join us on this rewarding journey? Together, we can play our fair share to restore the greatness of humanity, which we lost after the fall but regained when the second Adam showed up.
- If you may have any questions or would like to learn more about what we do, and how you may support us, reach out to [email protected] and/or [email protected].
You don’t need to be a science historian to recognize that the founders of natural science were believers. Here are some of the early scientists who believed in God:
- Robert Boyle,
- Antoine Lavoisier,
- Isaac Newton,
- Michael Faraday, and
- James Clerk Maxwell, to name a few.
These men laid the foundation for modern science.
Their belief in God didn’t stop them from using their minds. On the contrary, it led them to investigate and come up with groundbreaking discoveries that transformed human existence on Earth radically…
CS Lewis brilliantly articulated the very reason why these brilliant believers committed their lives to science: “Men became scientific because they expected Law in Nature, and they expected Law in Nature because they believed in a Legislator.”
Unfortunately, some latecomers like Richard Dawkins and Stephen Hawking didn’t see the wisdom of the founders.
Sadly, many people including believers were deceived and followed these scientists and drop their spirituality. They were told believing in an intelligent God who is personal is a delusion.
Scientists such as Dawkins and Stephen created doubt in many Christians. They made them question the relevance of spirituality. And as a result, many made a choice to only follow science assuming that the two are mutually exclusive.
I don’t blame them. The Church has been teaching as if the two are mutually exclusive. No wonder why many Christians walked away to never look back. They concluded that the Church is outdated and irrelevant.
We at AHM believe that the two complement one another. We need both spirituality and science to succeed in the physical and spiritual universes. John Paul II was right when he said: “Science can purify religion from error and superstition; religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.”
We were created to rule and govern the universe representing God. He endowed us with a creative mind and resilient spirit. He wouldn’t have wasted His time and resources if we didn’t need the MIND.
For that matter, He gave us mind, not just spirit, because He wanted us to overcome the challenges we face. God as a CREATIVE Genius imparted to us creativity by giving us a powerful mind other creations don’t have for a strong reason. We are entitled and well-equipped to advance our civilization using our minds and tapping into our spirituality.
We strongly believe that the future of humanity, its survival, and advancements are in the hands of those who evolve spiritually. These scientists have a better capacity to envision, tap into the unseen world, and bring forth new discoveries to take us to the next level of civilization. These believers have comparative and competitive advantages over those who don’t believe in the existence of God and the spiritual world.
Yes, those who don’t believe in God can still do great things using their minds alone. We honor them, and we’re grateful! However, they could do even better if they complement their minds with their spirits. They’re leaving lots of unlimited resources and supernatural help on the table…
That is why we’re committed to integrating Science and Spirituality. Expect more blogs, books, videos, and programs on this in the coming weeks and months. To learn more about our BELIEVE Statement and how we plan to integrate the two, click here…
Leave your comment and let us know what you think about this. Don’t hesitate to reach out via [email protected] if you have any questions or if you would like to be part of this movement…
Everything in this universe has a purpose
Even those things we consider non-living play important roles for this universe to stay life-sustaining.
If we don’t know yet the purpose of a thing doesn’t mean it doesn’t have one.
If you haven’t yet discovered your purpose doesn’t mean you don’t have one.
Relevance comes from purpose
Every matter contains a part of the metaphysical universe within it. That is why everything in this physical universe obeys the physical laws, which reside outside of the physical universe.
Because they don’t have will like we do, they play out their purpose and stay relevant.
Our relevance is determined by our purpose. Since we have a will, however, we can refuse to play. But, there is a price we pay for disobedience- irrelevance.
When you fail to discover or neglect your purpose, you’re rendering yourself irrelevant.
You’ve emerged from eternity to time to join the right generation
You emerged from eternity to time at the right time.
This is the right generation you are supposed to serve using your calling.
As a conscious being, however, you have the right how to respond to the timing.
Answer your call before it expires
You can live casually and as if you are a product of a biological accident without a meaningful purpose.
Or, you can step up and take responsibility to discover and pursue your grand purpose greater than yourself.
You are not here to merely survive and get by. You’re the image of God- the chief Creator. Like begets like. You too. You came here to create (recreate) based on your CALLING.
You’re here to better the lives of others and to contribute your fair share in advancing the evolutionary progress of humanity one step forward.
The whole of humanity desperately waits for your response, we need your talent and gifting.
Don’t let time pass without you doing something about your purpose.
Of course, I’m not naive to think that the world is organized and structured to allow you to pursue your purpose (passion) with ease. However, others discovered, pursued, and fulfilled their purposes even if they found themselves in more difficult circumstances. You too, with the help of God, can join that elite group of humanity.
Seize the time and avoid regrets later. Respond to your call, if you’ve not yet…
Timing is key to your fulfillment. There will come a time when it would be too late. Redeem the time while you can…
Jesus emerged from eternity to time at the right time
Jesus came at the right time.
Yes, He would have reached more people if He had come now given the technological advancement we achieved because we have been evolving mentally. However, He would have had a hard time achieving His purpose if He had come later.
For starters, the Father and Holy Spirit wouldn’t find the right conditions for the coming of the Son.
He would have also risked a lot and would have found the system hard to beat.
Just think about this. In this TikTok era, could His mom refrain from Tiktoking and protect the Child from the watchful eyes of Herod?
Would today’s shepherds with cellphones sing with Angels and keep it for themselves without spooking Herod?
What about the Wise men? Could they keep their mouth shut? Wouldn’t they naturally share their itinerary on social media?
Jesus would have been killed by Herod while a baby or persecuted deep into Egypt by Herod’s political machinery.
Are you having a hobby or a grand purpose?
You and I are not Jesus and we don’t need to worry about ‘Herod’. Our purpose may not require us to be crucified on a cross and publicly. But, if we have discovered a worthy purpose, it automatically entails a serious and unwavering commitment.
The question is whether we’re ready to pay our dues to pursue and fulfill our purpose.
Of course, for some of us, that price could be just working hard, which may require staying late and getting up early.
For some of us, it could be the willingness to look foolish and even crazy, putting our reputation on the line, and so on.
What price has your purpose cost you so far? Whatever price you have paid so far, remember this. If you already found your true purpose, which determines your fulfillment, you won’t hesitate to die for it, if it comes to that.
If you’re not ready to die for your God-given purpose, you haven’t found it. Even if you think you found it. it is just a hobby and doesn’t lead you to fulfillment.
This is the time to find and pursue your purpose… Before it is too late. Before it expires… Before it becomes too late…
Let’s know your comments. If you may have any questions, don’t hesitate to send us an email via [email protected]
Why should you be faithful toward what matters the most
What do you value the most? We all have some things that we value the most compared to other things though these things differ from person to person.
Are you enjoying fruitfulness in the areas that matter the most? Your answer could be YES or NO or NOT SURE. Depending on your answers, there is a universal law you honored or ignored or neglected- FAITHFULNESS…
This law works in every culture, generation, industry, and field. You cannot escape or get an exemption from any authority… No shortcut! If you desire to enjoy fruitfulness, abide by the principle of faithfulness.
If anyone tells you that they became successful and enjoyed undeniable results without paying their dues in the form of FAITHFULNESS, don’t believe them! They are either lying or don’t understand or fail to recognize the very principle that enabled them to succeed.
We cannot be successful and enjoy undeniable results, whoever we’re and wherever we invest ourselves seriously, without undying commitment.
Your FAITHFULNESS to God (your family, church, ministry, organization, or business) highly determines your FRUITFULNESS…
Here is the PROBLEM: We all think- at least in our own very eyes, we’re faithful!
There is no litmus paper to test one’s faithfulness. You cannot see, touch, or measure FAITHFULNESS.
You may ask: Mr. Restorer, how can I know whether I’m or someone is faithful?
I’m glad you asked. Look for the fruits in you or others…
Speaking of False Prophets, Jesus said: “By their fruit you will recognize them.” (Mathew 7: 16) You cannot open their hearts or read their minds to tell who is who. You can only look for their behaviors, decisions, actions, and ultimately, the fruits they bear…
Faithfulness is a cause. Even if you don’t see it, it manifests on the outside in the form of fruits if it is there. Do you have faithfulness to what matters the most? From 1 to 10, one being zero commitment and 10 being ultra committed, all-in, and faithful till death, how do you scale your faithfulness?
Let me make it practical. Right now, if you haven’t yet manifested the FRUITS you have been looking for, don’t wander around to find a solution out there. It is straightforward. You just lack faithfulness.
Wishful thinking alone doesn’t cut it. Prayer, fasting, and other spiritual exercises alone cannot give you fruitfulness.
There is a human part you have to play. You have to roll your sleeves and do some tangible, earthly, and physical things to demonstrate your faithfulness if your desire is to reap the benefits of your undying commitment.
The higher RISK you’re willing to take, the higher your FAITHFULNESS. The higher your faithfulness, the higher your FRUITFULNESS, and vice versa…
As far as you aren’t willing to sow the seed of tangible commitment TODAY, there is no soil that can produce FRUITFULNESS that can be seen and harvested TOMORROW…
Hope you got the answer to the question in the beginning: Why should you be faithful toward what matters the most? This is because you cannot be FRUITFUL and achieve undeniable success, become world-class in what you do, and be great in your own unique ways unless you demonstrate unwavering commitment and FAITHFULNESS to your CAUSE, whatever that may be for you.
If you find this blog a good reminder, inspiring, and informative, share it with those who may need this today.
Don’t forget. We’re here to serve those believers who may not find teachings somewhere that equip them to succeed in the real world.
Whether you are an artist, politician, entrepreneur, educator, community leader, professional, or what have you, we’re here to equip you with spiritual truths that prepare you to succeed in what you do.
Our teachings are designed to enable you to be salt and light.
We’re not religious. We don’t serve such individuals, they have many places to get religious services.
We’re spiritual and only empower those who are spiritual. Those who are in the real world, those who would like to be change agents and leaders in their communities, organizations, and marketplaces…
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All religions I know offer a remedy to deal with sin. The difference is the pathway (s) they suggest on how to get rid of sin consciousness.
Coming from a Judeo-Christian background, I’ve heard about intergenerational sin that was committed by the First Family (Adam and Eve) more than any other subject since childhood– before I was even born.
You may be wondering and asking why I had been familiar with intergenerational sin ‘before I was even born’– while still in the womb.
I won’t divulge the science behind it for the moment…
For now, just know that you and I didn’t just inherit the hardcore genetic materials of our ancestors such as their color, body structure, facial appearance, and so on. We also got their psyche, what they feared, their tempers, sin-consciousness, and so on.
Have you heard people saying: “You’re just like your grandpa”? Or “You sound like grandma”? Or “You’re stubborn like your father or a drunkard or reckless like your…”?
The point is, sin (both inter-generational and contemporary) resides at a deeper level, in some cases, without our conscious awareness.
Sin consciousness is one of the most powerful jailers of our soul. If you don’t recognize it, bring it from the subconscious to the conscious, and know how to deal with it, it:
- Eats you up alive,
- Limits your freedom,
- Makes you lower your bar,
- Keeps you in the dark,
- Robs you joy,
- Curtails your potential, and
- Restrains you from being contented and getting fulfilled in life…
I don’t want to preach to you on an Eastern Christmas morning.
This is my hope that you already know how to deal with intergenerational and contemporary sins by following the advice of your priest, pastor, rabbi, etc.
This morning I was reflecting and reminding myself how hard it was for my ancestors to get rid of sin consciousness before the birth of Jesus.
Unlike our ancestors before His birth, we needed to deal with intergenerational sin by believing in His substitutive work!
Our ancestors needed a sacrificial lamb constantly to escape death and get rid of sin. They were helpless and desperate. They were in prison and under the spell of the kingdom of darkness.
Lucky for us, Jesus was born and finally became that sacrificial lamb for all of us. Because of His advent, we were set free from the kingdom of the devil to the Kingdom of Light, where the Son of God is the King!
Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 5:7, “Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.”
Peter also wrote in 1 Peter 1:18-19: “For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.”
That is why we rejoice in His birth and reaffirm to ourselves our freedom each time we celebrate Christmas. We’re indeed free of any form of sin. We entered the Spiritual universe. Now, we live free of guilt in the light while away from HOME until we finish our soul’s assignment on earth and in this physical universe.
Unless someone prefers to deal with sin alone, an easy and effortless option is available to anyone still struggling with guilt consciousness.
Because Jesus was born and became the sacrificial lamb, no one should live with guilt and the rulership of the devil and its kingdom of darkness…
As I said from the outset, I’m not here preaching and trying to win anyone to any religion.
Every religion I know has a way of dealing with both intergenerational and contemporary sins.
You choose whatever works for you. But you MUST deal with guilt consciousness if you desire to be free from the heavy burden of sin.
I’m here to share how hard it was for my ancestors who were born before the advent of Jesus. And how I’m grateful for the extraordinary redemption package our Judeo-Christian tradition offers. It only takes less than the speed of light to translate yourself from the rulership of the devil to the rulership of Christ and from the kingdom of darkness to the Kingdom of Light. You just need to believe in your heart and confess it in your mouth. It is that simple!
Thank you, Father, for helping us deal with sin-consciousness our forefather (the first Adam) could not beat by sending Your Son (the last Adam) to the physical world wearing our body and in our likeness…
We’re eternally grateful to Jesus- our Lord, Big Brother, and Savior who was obedient to the intergenerational assignment He was given and endured death on the cross to FREE all of us from the unbearable sin consciousness that jails our souls.
Now, we can transcend time and space to enter the spiritual without the feeling of condemnation. We freely stand before the Father’s throne as sinless children of the Most High.
We’re privileged today to enjoy such a level of freedom regardless of our imperfections and stumbling not because of our righteousness or hard work but because Jesus was born. Since He willingly became the sacrificial lamb knowing that no one from the children of the first Adam ever is able to take on this assignment. Many saints tried to fulfill this task but were unable to finish it with full obedience the way He did! We’d still be like our forefathers and mothers in the dark and the rulership of the devil…
More than the generation before your birth, we’re NOW sure where we stand in the Kingdom and where we’re heading…
These wouldn’t have happened without Your birth. Happy Birthday to you, Jesus, our King, and Lord!
Happy Christmas to you all who celebrate Easter Christmas!
How to instantly wipe out sin-consciousness faster than the speed of light without much effort and suffering
Sin has been haunting humanity since the beginning of our history. And still does…
Sin was and still is man-made. It comes in the way of stealing our freedom and peace of mind, separating us from God, and interfering with our spiritual evolution.
You may ask, how did sin enter our history?
There are many theories out there…
The most plausible theory, at least for me, is Adam allowed it.
You may ask, “How come?” Hear me out…
The first man was created after the image of God and endowed with divinity. Adam had free will as a divine being, and whatever he believed came to pass. Unfortunately, he felt guilt, condemned himself, and separated from his source- God, from the get-go.
There was nothing God could have done without Adam’s willingness to forgive himself.
As a result, guilt consciousness is imprinted in his psyche (wired in his brain). Since then, sin consciousness has been transmitted from generation to generation.
You may wonder, “How does it work?” Simple, we humans receive not just the hard-core genetic blueprints from our ancestors that determine our physical appearances; we also inherit their epigenetics.
“I don’t get it, AZ; Speak in English!” Let me make it figurative. Not only do you have your grandpa’s (grandma’s) nose on your face, but you also inherited his/her guilts, fears, temper, and so on deep in your inner being.
One cannot enjoy true freedom and live in the light and eternity without dealing with sin-consciousness.
Guilt consciousness is a disease of a soul. It has no medication. Anything you do in the physical and metaphysical can’t deal with it permanently. The lasting solution resides in the spiritual.
That is why we don’t go to the hospital when our soul is inflicted with guilt-consciousness. We look for spiritual solutions. Of course, some go to a psychiatrist for a temporary and superficial fix…
And almost all religions PROMISE a remedy to their adherents and offer some approaches to dealing with guilt consciousness.
I respect all religions because they contribute toward relieving many of the physical, material, mental, and spiritual pains of humanity.
But one thing that separates Christianity from other faith traditions is that it offers too good to be true solution for the inter-generational guilt consciousness.
Its founder, Jesus, is the only one who gave His life as a ransom to all (1 Timothy 2: 6).
Of course, some people don’t seek spiritual solutions to deal with guilt consciousness. I admire their gut and courage. They take matters into their own hands either to live with it or deal with it by punishing themselves, working hard to earn righteousness, visiting a shrink, and/or doing other laborious things to earn their own salvation.
I cannot be sure, but I doubt if anyone ever conquered sin alone by dealing at a matter level, by doing stuff. ‘Matter’ cannot override ‘spirit’…
- Let’s say there are superhumans who overridden their brain and genetic wirings and ultimately got rid of intergenerational sin through some physical efforts and engaging in metaphysical practices such as meditation.
- Let’s also assume that they stopped sinning in the NOW by making so many tedious efforts.
- Even then, the question is: Can they stay sinless for the rest of their lives by making efforts at the physical and mental levels?
Remember what James 2: 10 said: “For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.”
That is how we are wired. One little transgression can return us to bondage. We condemn ourselves, and we go back to ground zero losing our freedom, peace of mind, confidence, certainty, and most importantly, our fellowship with our God- our source until we deal with guilt once again.
The sad truth is that not only we’re dealing with what our ancestors believed were sins but also what the religion and culture we live in believe are sins. If you ask me, there is no escape from sin-consciousness if you depend on your own ability to conquer it. You keep on sinning falling short of meeting the standards put in place by your brain wiring, religion, and culture…
Here is the reality: If there is any residual guilt- consciously or unconsciously, no one can enjoy true freedom. No one stands boldly in the presence of the PERFECT God as a son or a daughter and continues to fellowship with Him.
Most importantly, it is unthinkable to continue evolving spiritually to become one with God without first dealing with sin that creates a gulf between us and our source.
The good news is that you don’t need to:
- Deal with both the sin-consciousness you inherited and what you have committed by yourself
- Suffer anymore, penalize yourself, and attempt to work it out alone.
It is too much of a burden to bear by one man/woman…
In this troubled world, you already have so many challenges and pressures you must deal with. Let this ONE be handled with ease and by taking a spiritual step forward based on faith.
Here is what Jesus, who knew how burdensome sin is, said: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11: 28-30
You just need to believe in the substitutive redemption work of someone who had already beat sin once and for all.
By the way, God wasn’t a stranger to how man was wired. From the start, He knew the authority of humanity and how that could destroy us.
The Father knew very well and in advance that there was a possibility of Adam stumbling and condemning himself. Even if the first man could get over it and knew how to deal with sin and get back to the Father- the Source, down the road, someone from his descendants will find himself/herself feeling guilt, unable to beat it, and separate from God. That was why He had a backup plan in the form of Jesus.
The way Jesus emerged from eternity to time and took flesh didn’t involve the transfer of intergenerational sin from Adam. His brain prewiring in the womb was free from the influence of Adam’s guilt. What is more? He never committed sin. Thus, He never had sin-consciousness and never separated from the Father.
How do I know? At one point, He asked, “Who among you is convicting me of sin?” (John 8: 46)
Because he was sinless and free of guilt, He offered Himself as a ransom. As a result, anyone who believes in His redemptive work can now wipe out sin as if it never happened.
Here is what Paul wrote: “For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.” (Romans 5: 19) One can feel guilt in an instant while also can set himself/herself free of it more than a speed of light. The transformation occurs in the spiritual realm.
Jesus was a love offering from the Father who knows our weaknesses and how we can become helpless even if He gave us all the power to beat sin and do great things. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” (John 3: 17)
Let me ask you. Regardless of how you did it and your religious affiliation:
- Are you free of guilt consciousness?
- Are you certain that sin doesn’t hold you back?
- Do you have fellowship with God on a regular basis?
If you said yes, well, you’re free of sin-consciousness. Congrats!
But if you have any doubt, no worries, you can instantly wipe out sin-consciousness faster than the speed of light.
You don’t want to deal with this brutal burden by yourself alone.
Regardless of how heavily the burden of sin is holding you back for so long, the moment you believe in the substitutive redemptive work of Jesus (not your own work and imperfections), there will be a quick spiritual transaction that facilitates an instant shift from:
- Bondage to freedom
- ‘Darkness’ to ‘light’
- The lordship of the devil (the ruler of darkness) to the lordship of Jesus (the lord of the Kingdom of light)
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How to Experience a Quantum Leap in Your Spiritual Journey even if You’re not a Guru
It’s unfortunate that many people complicate spirituality…
Spirituality isn’t that complex if you know one thing- how to transcend the physical and metaphysical universes at will with a little knowledge and practice.
I’m not talking about you translating and entering into the spiritual universe with your body intact (like Jesus did on the mountaintop when He was chatting with Moses and Elijah). No! I’m talking about while your body is in the physical and your mind in the metaphysical, your soul is taking over and fully awakening in the spiritual world while your body and mind stay in the background as if they are ‘dead’.
If you ask me, what is complex and hard is when you only operate in the physical universe alone. You don’t have a lot of control. You won’t get divine and spiritual support. Things move slowly- 60 minutes per hour… You have to wait, wait, wait before you see what you want to translate into reality…
When you operate in the physical universe alone, you’re under the mercy of time and space. Things happen according to natural laws and abiding by their seasons.
That is not the case when you operate in the metaphysical universe. You can override space and time, and seasons are non-existence… Things happen quantumly without obeying physical laws…
The only challenge to operating in the metaphysical world and accelerating the manifestation of your desire is your ability to transcend the physical universe by lowering your brain wavelength as you pray and meditate. Once you’re there, your body ‘disappears’. The Newtonian universe ‘dissolves’, and Einstein’s quantum universe emerges.
You imagine and manifest your desires defiling all physical laws and logic.
Now, what about when you transcend both the physical and metaphysical universes and enter into the spiritual universe? What happens? Miracle happens…
When you are in your soul’s native environment, you just need an INTENTION to manifest your desires.
Can you see the difference?
- If you’re only operating in the physical universe alone- the space native to your BODY- it’s too much hard work and takes tons of time to manifest what you desire…
- If you operate in the native universe for your MIND alone- the quantum universe, you’re better off. But still…
- But when you operate in the spiritual universe, what you just need is INTENTION backed with LOVE and FAITH, the rest is not your responsibility. Your intentions invoke the full participation of the spiritual kingdom.
The question to all of us is ‘Do we have the know-how and faith to transcend the physical and metaphysical universe to translate our intention into manifestations?’
Is it easy? Nope. Otherwise, everybody would have done it and we would have a different and perfect world by NOW.
However, we shouldn’t wait till we become gurus. Worst, we shouldn’t wait until we die physically. This capability to transcend into the spiritual is our inheritance. Don’t forget that “We’re not human beings having a spiritual experience. We’re spiritual beings having a human experience.”
We should be in and out of eternity more frequently because “Eternity doesn’t start with death. We’re in eternity NOW.”
Begin that journey to manifest your intentions as frequently as possible by learning how to transcend the physical and metaphysical universes, and operating in your soul’s native environment…
Of course, as Jesus said, “The truth sets you free.” What truth do you need to set you free and enjoy the spiritual inheritance that entitles you to manifest your intentions as a child of God?
Stay tuned! I’ll share more on this in the coming weeks and months…
In the meantime, share your thoughts and experience. Feel free also to ask if you may have any questions in the comment area.