38. there is nothing my holiness cannot do.
okay. for the believer, this lesson could really push the limits of one’s belief.
that is because, as believers, we are led to understand that god is supreme and everything else is less, including our abilities, even though within the scriptures there are passages that record moments and events that go beyond the ordinary.
as believers we tend to look at those events as past events, relegated to the dustbin of history and thus not possible for us in modernity.
this lesson turns that thought on its head.
there is no thing that my holiness can not do.
okay. so why?
based on the previous lessons, we can be in one of two places. one, we do not “see” what god, the creator, “sees”. two, we “see” what god, the creator, “sees”.
therefore when one “sees” what the creator “sees” one can “see” that their mind is not separated from god’s mind. why? because god, the creator, created everything, one simply has to “see” that god’s mind gives the human mind and the human mind is not external to god’s mind.
ergo, since the creator is the source of holiness, and when one “sees” that they are in that holiness, and one “sees” the holiness that god the creator “sees” then the human mind is not separated but instead is unified with the creator and since there is no thing that the creator’s holiness can not do, then there is no thing my holiness can not do.
that is a tall order. why? because as believers we have been led to believe there is a separation from divinity and humanity, and we’ve been taught that the separation occurred at the fall of humanity.
but, look closely at the narrative, truly there is not a separation, but a perceived separation, and that perception lies on the part of humanity, not divinity.
take a close look at cain, and for this exercise set aside that cain takes abel’s life. both before abel’s death and after abel’s death, divinity is conversant with humanity, as evidenced with the creator conversing with cain.
the issue is that divinity, the creator, told cain it was within cain’s power to overcome.
cain “perceived” that he could not and thus death resulted.
the issue: human “perception”.
ergo, the lesson of the “separation” of humanity from divinity is not that humanity is separated from divinity, but that humanity “perceives” a separation.
so to “see” things differently requires “seeing” that there is no separation between divinity and humanity, which means that when there is no separation between the creator and me, because i reside in the divine, the creator, then just as there is no thing that the creator can not accomplish in that holiness then there is no thing that i can not accomplish in my holiness as it is sourced in the divine.
but it posits two things, to give a conclusion:
one, the creator manifests through my holiness.
two, the creator is available, accessible, through my holiness.
conclusion: there is no thing that the creator can not do through my holiness.
not because i am holy on my own accord, but that i am holy because i reside in the creator who created me as holy, and therefore i am part of the creator’s holiness.
the issue though is “seeing” humanity as separated from the creator, especially for the believer, as most believers have been led to believe that humanity is separated from and not reconciled with the creator.
that is the functional reality of the modern believer, especially the believer who believes in jesus but believes the days of ‘miracles’ are gone.
but, if i were to “see” things differently, and accept that my mind is holy because god’s mind is holy, and that i am holy because god is holy, then it follows that i can manifest miracles and make available the holiness of the creator.
but to do that i have to “see” the following:
in the situation involving the computer in which i see myself, there is no thing that my holiness can not do.
that sounds trite, until the concepts bumps up against:
in the situation involving my personal problems in which i see myself, there is no thing that my holiness can not do.
in the situation involving sexuality in which i see myself, there is no thing that my holiness can not do.
admittedly, that is kind of a tough order for believers, yet paul taught that sexuality in the committed relationship was undefiled.
so what do we do? can i do anything? paul reasoned no, one can not actively engage in sin once having been redeemed.
the issue though is that even when redeemed we still sin, which is what the passage from 1 john 5 was discussing (see my comments on lesson 36).
so what do we do as believers?
here’s the tricky thing, a non-believer will study these lessons and walk away believing they have more power through the creator than a believer will believe they have through the creator.
that is truth.
but in order for the believer to have greater power than the intellectual power given to them through belief, the believer has to begin to “see” their connection to the creator and their interconnectedness to the creator, which was an essential part of what jesus was teaching, who himself taught that his disciples could manifest the things that he manifested: healing and such, which were testified as having been done by the first believers; yet somehow most modern believers “see” themselves as separated from those things, and thus do not find those types of healings to be possible.
but, following the lesson, therefore, since i reside in god, and god’s holiness envelops me, then there is no thing that my holiness can not do because the power of god’s holiness resides within me.
that is a tall thing to begin to “see”. but it’s a game changer.