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Universal Church of Miracle Enlightenment

GOD IS

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~ Inspire the mind, Use it, Share it and Rest it in God ~

Clarification of Terms -- True Perception - Knowledge (recap)

  1. The Holy Spirit contrasts the false perception of the world and the true perception of the real world in this section. Knowledge is of the Kingdom and is not found in either the world or the real world, which are both illusions.
  2. The world is seen with the body's eyes. The body's eyes look with false perception only upon illusions, as the body itself is an illusion. Thus the world you see with the body's eyes is an illusion of a world. There is nothing in the world that you see that will endure forever. All things visible will have an end.
  3. The real world is seen with true perception which does not use the body's eyes for seeing, but sees with the mind. So the one correction possible for the false perception through which the world is seen is true perception. Forgiveness, salvation, Atonement and true perception are all one. They are the one beginning, with the end to lead to Oneness far beyond themselves.
  4. The world stands like a block before Christ's face. But true perception looks on it as nothing more than just a fragile veil, so easily dispelled that it can last no longer than an instant. As the world is seen as what it is, an illusion based on separation, it will disappear as it is forgot, spinning into nothingness from where it came. Then there will be nothing left to block the face of Christ.
  5. A forgiven world cannot last. It was the home of bodies. But forgiveness looks beyond bodies. This is its holiness; this is how it heals. Time and space will disappear, and what you have overlooked will no longer be understandable to you. Only light will be visible. Only it will be certain.
  6. This is the shift that true perception brings. What was projected out is seen within, and there forgiveness lets it disappear. This is where all illusions are brought to truth and laid upon the altar to the Son. Seen as within your own mind at last, just as the lion and the lamb lie side-by-side, guilt and forgiveness for an instant lie together. And here they join in the light; time disappears and all illusions with it. Here at the altar illusions have no purpose, seen as without a cause. This is where God comes to claim His Own. This is where forgiveness is complete.
  7. And now God's knowledge, changeless, certain, pure and wholly understandable, enters its kingdom. Gone are both false and true perception. Gone is forgiveness as its task is done. And gone are bodies in the blazing light upon the altar to the Son of God. Here is the face of Christ. God's memory has come at last. There is no longer any belief in sin, no walls, no bodies, and the grim appeal of guilt and death is there snuffed out forever, and all journeys are over. We are home; we are home at last.
  8. O the peace that envelops us and holds us safe and pure and lovely in the Mind of God. Here do we join, in this hallowed place. Here He leans down to lift us up to Him, out of illusions and into holiness; out of the world and to eternity; out of all fear and returned at last to love. O glory be! AMEN

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