Let us first start with mercy. Why mercy? Who needs mercy? What does mercy? What is it? Mercy has much to do with compassion; sympathy and empathy, if you know these then you are closer to knowing, but above all, feeling mercy.
Mercy can heal. Mercy is an attitude, a standard of being. Jesus addressed three groups of people: with the Pharisees He spoke quite differently than with His disciples, and differently to the crowds. The Pharisees, Scribes and those well versed in scripture were rather a contentious bunch, so Jesus had often challenged their intelligence and logic. To the masses He spoke in parables and declarations like those in Matthew 5:3-11 the nine beatitudes. The fifth statement was, “Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy.”
In Hebrew mercy and grace are often portrayed with one word CHESID, which can be translated as loving-kindness. But there are many variations of mercy, grace and compassion. It is worthy of our closer examination for the Jewish mentality was originally shaped not by Greek, but the Hebrew language. Greek was the idolatrous Hellenistic influence on the ex-exiles from Babylon and Medo-Persia. Therefore, Jesus had something else in His mind than what the Greek languages often portrays.
Being familiar with Jewish culture is indeed of great help, for words alone do no justice. The truth is never found in words alone, but rather what they express; and if they do not adequately express what the speaker says the truth can be twisted and even lost.
In Greek this word is ELEEO, which is closer related to compassion and an expression of graciousness. We read in Mathew 14:14 that Jesus was moved with compassion (Greek SPLAGCHNOZOMI) and then He healed the sick. This difficult to preannounce Greek word denotes movement, which connects us with the Book of Acts 17:28, “In Him we live and move and exist.” Anything living moves. In this case Jesus was moved with the healing force, the living and restoring power of God. Could it be that when one is moved with compassion toward a person in need of healing that this compassion is not just a feeling, but rather that because it is a movement then behind that affection there must also be the miraculous healing force life? I’ve been in that situation many times and I have seen this power in operation and the results were indeed miraculous.
In Hebrew God’s presence is associated with His face and His back speaks of being hidden. When His face is turned toward you His back is turned to your enemy; hence the words of David in Psalms 23:5 “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.” This ‘in the presence’ means (Hebrew NEGED) in the sight of your enemy. You sit across the table face to face with God. God never speaks to you from His back just as we do not, but face to face and eye to eye.
The opposite of hate is love, the opposite of war is peace and the opposite of a curse is a blessing. The entire Hebrew Bible is written this way since we ate of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil; of right and wrong; positive and negative. There is no escaping from it. We are in the world of light and darkness, but only in God’s mind both were very good; but for some strange reason we declared that darkness is bad and we singled out light as being good. God did not have it in His mind and He made us to be like Him so what’s going on? Perhaps we have gotten hold of religion rather than the Mind of our Creator? – Perhaps it was our interpretation. God said that light was good, but we have concluded that darkness is bad. Later on, after the Babylonian exile, this mentality ruled over people. It was not yet the time to fully reform them; for many of them were not even yet saved, much less born again (John 3). When it comes to religiousness and the knowledge of truth this period (of peace) God has allotted for those that are appointed to be thoroughly reformed and renewed in the power of their mind.
But is God split in half? The Bible indeed mentions that God would rather dwell in a thick dark cloud, (1 Kings 8:12) but is this thick dark cloud bad? Isn’t it a fact that light plays the best against the backdrop of darkness as if darkness compliments the light and its multicolored rainbows?
[Genesis 1:3-4] God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.
There is nothing written about darkness as not being good.
1. [Verses 10, 12, 17-18, 21, 25 & 31] God called the dry land earth, and the gathered waters He called seas; and God saw that it was good.
2. The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind; and God saw that it was good.
3. God placed them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, and to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good.
4. God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God saw that it was good.
5. God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good.
6. God saw all that He had made and behold it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
7. After He made us God said that it was VERY GOOD. Therefore, according to God’s own declaration you and I are very good.
Bemoaning the fact that Adam fell won’t help us much but more likely only provide an excuse and that “extra cream on this man-baked fruitcake” a belief that we are born sinful and corrupt from the womb; wicked not pure nor innocent. An excuse it is indeed. Yet, read this now:
[Deuteronomy 1:39] Moreover, your little ones who you said would become a prey, and your sons, who this day have no knowledge of good or evil, shall enter there, and I will give it to them and they shall possess it.
Neither God nor Satan, or the material world, corrupts us, but the adults. They corrupt children and then they call it maturity. God said that He had a chance with the little ones to teach them the right way to trust Him and follow His divine instructions, which are only for good and nothing else but good. But man lost the ability to hear God, much less to walk in His ways, which is peace.
The little ones have no knowledge of good and evil nor do they know yet how to handle it; hence, everything hangs on the proper education. Whatever message you carry this message will shape your outlook on life. Your perspectives will either be true and wise or warped and foolish. And that’s what religion is; it keeps on opening a door to dead unclean spirits that have been passed on from generation to generation; that’s why religion moves no more and goes nowhere. If children are also corrupt like the heaven from which Lucifer supposedly fell with his one third of corrupt angels then what business did Jesus have telling us this?
[Matthew 18:3] Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.
EVERYTHING GOD MADE WAS VERY GOOD.
So now that we know what was in God’s mind and also in the mind of Jesus whenever He spoke; we come to the conclusion that the contrast or counter-thinking mentality was given to us after the transgression in Eden; correctly so. But shouldn’t we also acquire the mentality that was originally in God and also in Jesus when He walked this earth?
Genesis 6 speaks of the corruption of man, but Jesus came to restore that which has been lost or corrupt. Only physical things can undergo corruption, but never anything spiritual; hence we conclude that it must be the physical elements that corrupt us; but how? Perhaps by falling in love with the corruptible Jesus called the ‘mammon of unrighteousness?’ The root of evil is not money, or the earth, or the physical, but any overbearing affection lavished on just the physical. It is the LOVE of money that brings corruption for in its name mercy plays hardly any role, compassion and grace plays no role at all for economics always wield the upper hand.
Darkness is nonexistent in heaven; time e.g., ticking minutes and hours, days, weeks, months and years is also nonexistent. Heaven is an instantaneous realm. Truth is the heavenly essence like the air we breathe. Nothing is hidden to God; those who are in heaven know everything in an instant. Only when God pops in for a visit to our earth then the laws of the suspended-in-time material reality begins to play a role. Sometimes God’s holy wrath ignites when man uses the power of will and choice to make zigzags of the straight lines of truth. Zigzags don’t match the straight lines of the heavenly truth. In comparison with the heavenly righteousness any earthly unrighteousness is like a monster only to be slain with the breath of God’s mouth.
[Matthew 7:13-14] Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.
Why the gate is narrow? Is it not for each individual to pass through it? And not an entire indoctrinated or even brainwashed with the demon of religiousness groups of people.
[Acts 13:9-10] But Saul, who was also known as Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, fixed his gaze on him, and said, “You who are full of all deceit and fraud, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease to make crooked the straight ways of the Lord?”
The ways of the Lord are always straight, but Cain made them crooked; hence, as the first devil he passed on his genes to those who chose their father’s ways. If they have chosen Cain’s ways they also chose to be devils like the devil their great forefather was. Cain fell in love with the earthly power, dominion, wealth and his own ways—the path of death. Enoch, however, chose life and God took him alive; he chose right.
Also, the way is narrow and straight that leads to life for it is illuminated by God’s truth. In other words, God’s truth illuminates our path so that there is no more blindness.
[Mark 4:22] For nothing is hidden, except to be revealed; nor has anything been secret, but that it would come to light.
In this temporary realm, while it lasts, we can hide things in the secrets of darkness, but when it is taken away what will the light of the heavenly truth reveal?
[John 3:19-21] This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.
We conclude that in the darkness-absent heaven no secret plot could have ever been brought forth. And much less some preposterous notion as to even imagining a Satan’s (Lucifer’s) plot to overthrow the God who made Satan and all subordinated to Him angels. Whoever imagines such things broods in the lowest kind of imbecility man has ever come up with.
[Isaiah 29:15] Woe to those who deeply hide their plans from the LORD, and whose deeds are done in a dark place, and they say, “Who sees us?” or “Who knows us?”
Those who imagine heaven to be like the earth and then mix physical perceptions with the heavenly dimensions know God not, but only assume. This play of assumption is man’s theology—knowledge (collected) about God. Anyone who studies theology enters a world of confusion; labyrinths of nonsense for the pieces do not fit logically or in any other way. Perhaps someone would ask me now to the tune of those who asked Jesus, “Surely You are not greater than our father Abraham?” (John 8:53) “Among those born of women there has not arisen anyone greater than John the Baptist! Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he…” (Matthew 11:11). “She came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, something greater than Solomon is here.” (Matthew 12:42) “You are not greater than our father Jacob…” (John 4:12)
Jesus had to play with man’s addiction to greatness, hierarchies, positions, etc., but He Himself said, “Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 18:4).
Some protest against my speaking with divine authority. Would it be better when I am dead and then history would speak only of the dead and of someone whom God raised up for these last days? Would it be easier for you to swallow your pride then? Why do you worship the past and not the present living? Behold here is much more than all the predecessors combined. But who dares to test the verity of these words without trembling at the feet of Him who appointed that someone to reform and make God’s children free during this 21st Century?
Verily I say to you that many of you will be dead and buried while I will continue freeing and reforming those that are God’s seed. I have heard from the Master Himself. He told me that He had no one else to this “dirty” work; and I too was unwilling to do it myself, but He “tricked me; He deceived me” by visiting me and then making a covenant with me from which I can’t ever depart. (In 1977 a band of angels entered my room. In 1984 an angel delivered me from USSR. In 1988 I left my body and went to heaven.) And based on this covenant with God, which includes possible imprisonments and even death the fact remains; I do not belong to myself nor do I have any say-so in this regard.
[Jeremiah 20:7] O LORD, You have deceived me and I was deceived; you have overcome me and prevailed. I have become a laughingstock all day long; everyone mocks me.
THE HEAVENLY MIND OF CHRIST
“Blessed are the peacemakers.” Can it be that ‘cursed are the war-makers?’ “Blessed are the gentle or meek for they shall inherit the earth,” but perhaps cursed are the ruthless and proud for they shall not inherit the earth? In other words their show on this earth will end for only now and temporarily they rule over this present earth, but they will inherit nothing in the future. In other places the Bible clearly states that these shall be burned up and be no more.
‘Blessed’ means happy, lucky, fortunate, selected and chosen. The extreme opposite of a blessing is a curse, which means misfortune, bitterness and affliction.
“Cursed are the unmerciful for they shall obtain no mercy.” But this negative thing that comes to the unmerciful is not meted out by God, but by the laws that rule His realm. Those who fight with a sword will die from the same. Those that curse only curse themselves. Those that would like to see you in hell… (You’ve got the drift.)
The God in whose mind everything was and still is very good would never deal out to anyone something evil; would He? The punishment of the wicked, of which the Bible often speaks, is not from His loving and gracious hand, but rather from the circumstances man has created on the ground within the natural sphere. ‘What one sows one must reap’ is the law.
A sound advice: you must start treating others, just as you would like them to treat you. A kind word returns a kind word, smile provokes a smile, gracious gesture may provoke the same, but even if it does not; being like God means to see everything as very good. One is the standard of being; for peace overpowers war, joy overpowers sadness and love overpowers hate just as light overpowers darkness.
[Proverbs 15:1-2] A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise makes knowledge acceptable, but the mouth of fools spouts folly.
There is a lot of foolishness in religion for it is being controlled by a demon. Upon recognizing the most prevalent signs of religiousness, those unattractive elements of drabness, dullness and backwardness must go if you want to be truly free.
What are the opposites of mercy? There are many. Insensitivities and these come from selfishness. Callousness of heart and the root again is an overblown ego, pride and selfishness. Disdain. Condemnation. Loathing. Hatred. But actually all these traits are not attributes, but rather sicknesses. Like unwelcome guests—into your house, which are your mind, soul, spirit and body—so are those illnesses. These ailments come into your soul the emotional sphere and often express themselves through your mind in words and gestures. Is this world filled with too many sick people?
Let’s examine now normality and abnormality.
To be healthy is = normal
To be poor is = abnormal
To have is = normal
To not have is = abnormal
Lack of sleep is = abnormal
Good night rest is = normal
To be hateful, constantly boiling with anger is = abnormal
To be gracious is = normal
To be composed and collected is = normal
To be able to pay bills, travel, have enough food to eat is = normal
To not have money, pay no bills, no money for transport and to be hungry is = abnormal.
Peace is = normal
War is = abnormal
Why would we even want to see wars in heaven, because we see them down below? Why would we want to see even attempts to overthrow a monarch, because too often we see them down below? We know what is normal. We know what’s right and what’s wrong. So why do we choose wrong and make it as if it’s completely normal? Could it be that those unwelcome guests in your soul should not be there at all? When Jesus said to love your enemy would that also include the grossly misunderstood Satan? (Read 2Samuel 1 & 1Chronicles 21:1 and discover how God’s wrath really comes down to earth). And is it possible that all sorts of illnesses in our bodies come from something we have either inherited from our predecessors; via the family gene pool or something we have acquired (through man’s theology) and accepted them as normal?
LET GO OF ANYTHING DEAD – EMBRACE THE LIVING
Religion has shaped our mind, which God seeks to RE-form or UN-shape. Before Babylon no prophet would dare to split God’s Universe into darkness and light and much less seeing them ruled by two opposite gods.
[Isaiah 45]  I am the LORD, and there is no other; besides Me there is no God. [6-7] That men may know from the rising to the setting of the sun that there is no one besides Me. I am the LORD, and there is no other, the One forming light and creating darkness, causing well-being and creating calamity; I am the LORD who does all these.  I have not spoken in secret, in some dark land.  There is no other God besides Me, a righteous God and a Savior; there is none except Me.
The Jewish prophet gave this message to a gentile king. But what was Isaiah proclaiming to King Cyrus? Was it not God’s absolute sovereignty over all of God’s creation? But the old demon of religiousness could not stand it, but cry out in protest. A pagan cannot have one God. A pagan must have a god and an enemy. Certainly, one can read the Bible fishing out all the verses that sustain this kind of theology. But when one goes back to the root of God’s truth (the further back we go the closer we approach the uncontaminated truth) then one begins to be reformed. The demon of religiousness begins to cringe at the purest living waters washing off accumulated grime of the dead and very much unclean demon of religiousness. Therefore God gives people over to what they want and withdraws His light from them and then they suppose that they bathe in light, but in fact they bathe in delusion.
The prophet Elijah said, “O LORD my God, have You also brought calamity to the widow with whom I am staying, by causing her son to die?” (1Kings 17:20) The prophet did not interpret this a rather negative event with his newly acquired theology—which says that everything good comes only from God and anything evil comes from Satan. God had a purpose in all that He was doing.
The widow of Zarephath (of Sidon) did not say, “Now I know that you are a man of God…” when her oil and flour were multiplied, but only after the man of God brought her son back to life (v. 24). Why is it so important to recognize the man of God now, today and in this hour? – The reason is that a missed time of God’s appointed season, which is presently living therefore clean and holy, cannot ever be recovered. Human tendency is to make religion and theology out of something that is long gone and now in the past. The longer it is gone the more it plays on the mind of those stuck in religiosity. Man worships the past and never the presently living reality; and that is because of the pride of this life, self-identity and ego.
[Hebrews 3:15] Today if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts, as when they provoked Me.
The quoted verse from Psalms 95:7-8 speaks of today and now. Just as Jesus had wept over the people of Jerusalem for they did not recognize the time of God’s visitation (Luke 19:41-44) because they were not present-minded. Anything that dwells in the past deals with the uncleanness of something demonic. Anyone who goes out on the limb into a farfetched world of futuristic fantasy lives in illusion. But the truth is now, today and it lives. God raises up His servants for today and for the presently living.
If Jesus stood among us today, would anyone recognize Him? If Elijah had appeared in our midst would anyone recognize him? Theologians would search the scriptures finding out if that prophet would fit in the maze of their theological disagreements, and much less the Messiah when He appears. These are they plays of illusion on our mind caused by the demon of religiousness.
[Luke 24:42] They said to one another, “Were not our hearts burning within us while He was speaking to us on the road, while He was explaining the Scriptures to us?”