B.D. 02

The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness how great is that darkness!

 - Matthew 22 – 23

In my view this is to say, that in which you entertain is what you will become, and as the eyes are the windows of the soul, what we take in is what we will become. If we pay attention to things of the dark our aura/soul will be of the dark. If we were to focus our attention to faith in the lord, wisdom, enlightenment and joy then our aura/soul will be of light.

No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other .

- Matthew 24

In my view this ties in with the lamp/eye bit above. As no one can serve two masters, you cannot serve the world of the dark and the world of the light at the same time. I say ‘world’ as a collective term of joy, wisdom, enlightenment, love, etc. as things of the world of light and the dark world being greed, pride, hate, sorrow, envy, pain and etc.

Aside

Do not lay up yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

- Matthew 19 – 21

In my view this is to say that what we consider as treasure be it collections of earthly desires i.e. money, movies, etc. to be treasures of earth, and those things will tie us down to earth. If we tie ourselves down to those earthly treasures, we will want to protect those treasures and thusly our security is bound to those treasures.

If our treasure is a collection of knowledge, faith, wisdom, friendships, love etc. then our treasure is a heaven bound treasure.

B.D. 01

Spiritual Evolution

 As a human race, we all have a spirit/soul, and as a race we have been unable to physically evolve: we cannot regrow gills, super cellular regeneration is only possible through stem cell research, and super strength is only possible through massive kicks of adrenaline and certain drugs.

 Our spiritual self has achieved great strides through the Holy Spirit. “Now concerning spiritual gifts my brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant.” – 1 Corinthians 12:1, International Standard Version. This is to say that God does not want us to be ignorant of spiritual matters. God has a plan for each of us and through this plan the Holy Spirit will grant us certain gifts. Those gifts are the gift of wisdom, the gift of the word of knowledge, the gift of miracles, the gift of faith, the gift of healing, the gift of prophecy, the gift of discerning spirits, the gift of tongues and the gift of interpretation of tongues. Some of these gifts can be confused for being psychic.

 For example the gift of the word of knowledge can be confused as a psychic ability. Knowledge can be just about anything visual i.e. seeing the dead, unwillingly acquiring information about any one individual and the seer ability, the ability to see into the future and/or the past.

 The more the mind evolves the more the spirit evolves. As an individual possesses a spiritual gift, for example the gift of knowledge, the word of knowledge, the more they exercise their mind towards the gift the more the spiritual gift will blossom. For example a way to exercise the mind would be through meditation, and meditation can induce spiritual pathways from the soul. These pathways would be of mind – the thought life, will – decisions in life and emotion – feelings of life.