Why Understanding Who Jesus Is Matters
Welcome to a profoundly enlightening blogpost, where we are about to embark on a journey to unveil one of the most significant revelations known to humanity. This revelation lies at the heart of the Christian faith, drawing from the sacred texts of the Bible. So, before we dive into the depths of this life-altering truth, it’s essential that we reflect on a pivotal question: Why is it crucial to understand who Jesus is according to the scriptures if all you want is the Law Of Assumption?
In this discussion, we’ll explore the dynamics of how some LOA coaches cherry-pick and reinterpret the Bible, drawing from Neville Goddard’s teachings, manipulating the content of the Bible, encompassing the Old and New Testaments. This blog unambiguously supports the notion that Jesus was a genuine, historical figure who existed as both fully human and fully divine concurrently.
Furthermore, it emphasizes the eternal nature of Jesus’ existence. This perspective is firmly grounded in the Bible, which serves as the primary source for Neville Goddard. Here we go.
The Bible’s Text:
Manuscript copying was a meticulous process, ensuring remarkable accuracy. The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, dating back over 1,000 years before later copies, showcased the consistency of this process. Textual criticism reveals that we know with certainty about 99.5 percent of the original Bible content in its original languages. The remaining 0.5 percent pertains to minor details, with no impact on fundamental Christian beliefs in Jesus as the son of God..
Science has at one point disproved the factual accuracy of the Jewish scriptures, and thus, the stories contained in them have been largely ignored. This is true of the story of Adam and Eve for example. However, A scripture expert contends that archaeological evidence supports the historical reliability of the Bible’s accounts of Abraham. Despite debates over whether Abraham was a historical or literary figure, these discoveries are seen as corroborating the Bible’s historical accuracy regarding him. The expert’s argument rests on the belief that the archaeological findings provide evidence in favor of the Bible’s portrayal of Abraham as a Bronze Age nomad who played a key role in the birth of Israel and is considered a patriarch of the Jewish nation.
The False statements
Some Law of Attraction/Assumption coaches have been eager to claim that science disproves the Bible. However evidence is emerging to support the historical accuracy of the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible). This challenges the notion that science automatically contradicts the Bible.
Archaeological discoveries have provided evidence supporting the historical reliability of the Bible, particularly in regard to the genealogy of Abraham. These findings include inscriptions of places named after Abraham’s ancestors, as mentioned in the Bible.
The Allure of LOA and Coaches
LOA, like many spiritual paths, has the power to captivate and inspire individuals looking for change, hope, and transformation. It promises ease and guaranteed results, attracting those who desire a quick solution to life’s challenges. Many coaches offer guidance on manifesting desires and improving one’s life. It is a new religion. However, we must examine the motivations behind these pursuits and whether they lead to genuine transformation.
I shed light on the concerning trend of what could be described as “spiritual scamming..” While many LOA coaches genuinely aim to help, there is a growing number who may prioritize financial gain over authentic guidance. We discuss the importance of discernment and seeking ethical, credible sources.
Neville Goddard and the Bible
Neville Goddard asserts that the Bible lacks historical accuracy, but evidence suggests otherwise.
Despite his frequent integration of biblical references in his teachings, many in the “manifestation” community are reluctant to discuss the Bible. The mere mention of God tends to stir debate among Law of Assumption enthusiasts.
The TRUE Teachings Of Neville Goddard
I know, I talk about Neville Goddard all the time, why am I making this post?
The truth or lack of truth of Jesus’s identity, his references to God, and the Biblical portrayal of God’s identity, has no bearing on Neville Goddard’s “Law Of Assumption .‘’
The Law Of Assumption can be taught and explained without reference to the Bible.
Let’s look at Neville’s interpretations alongside direct Bible sources, examining the importance of these beliefs in Law of Assumption practices.
It’s worth noting that Neville Goddard received teachings from a Rabbi rooted in the Jewish tradition, which traditionally denies the divinity of Jesus. However, some argue that Isaiah 53, often considered a “ forbidden chapter”, unequivocally prophesies Jesus and identifies him as the Messiah.
Jesus Christ Is God.
Neville Goddard heavily relies on references from both the Old Testament and the New Testament in all of his books and lectures. While some may find his approach uncomfortable, many resonate with his core message that you can manifest your desires, including interpersonal relationships. It’s essential to recognize that Neville’s claims are closely tied to these biblical sources. If you accept his claims, it’s logical to consider his sources as well, fact-checking the coherence and validity of his teachings within the framework of these biblical references.
Believing is seeing.
In the early days of Law of Attraction (LOA) teachings, there was a wide range of interpretations regarding God and spirituality. Some teachers, such as Helena Blavatsky, employed unconventional language, drawing comparisons between God and a serpent. This unconventional approach led to diverse interpretations and beliefs. These teachings often constituted a mixture of fabricated spirituality, emerging New Age religions, and a multitude of deceptive claims, primarily aimed at exploiting people for financial gain.
Neville Goddard incorporated biblical references into his LOA teachings. However, because he was influenced by a Rabbi who did not recognize the divinity of Jesus, Neville’s interpretation of the New Testament appears to be based on a Kabbalistic model rather than historical documentation, which results in his denial of the Bible’s historical accuracy. Despite these variations, some argue that the Bible, along with other ancient texts from different parts of the world, remains one of the most reliable historical references available.
Neville Goddard, influenced by a rabbi, did not align with the traditional Christian belief that Jesus was a real, historical figure.
Rabbis typically do not embrace the New Testament, often not even having read it. With this in mind, Neville’s incorporation of teachings from the New Testament are inconsistent, a point I’ve noticed for some time but haven’t raised before. Hence the the reasons for this post.
While Jesus is recognized as a metaphor for enlightened, compassionate, and blissful love, often referred to as Christ consciousness, traditional Christian doctrine regards Jesus as the Son of God, a historical figure, and the embodiment of God. This is where Neville’s teachings may be perceived as misleading, and it’s important to clarify these differences.
The idea that you are the “god of your reality,” a term Neville Goddard did not use, is not a necessary element of these teachings. Instead, the core of his teachings involve assuming a particular identity without necessarily involving ANY mystical aspects. It is perfectly acceptable to believe in God and Jesus AND assume your identity. You can freely worship your chosen deity without the need for added complexity, practicing the law of assumption while retaining your faith. The denial of God is a religion in and of itself.
Various spiritual and philosophical traditions allow individuals to view themselves as divine aspects of God or divine souls. The diversity of beliefs and interpretations within the LOA and spiritual communities underscores the individuality of each person’s spiritual journey and quest for self-discovery. In my response, I focus on the Biblical aspects of LOA, following Neville’s path.
Jesus is both real and metaphorical; contemplate this concept.
God is the creator of the world, and in the realm of God’s time, there is no distinction between past and future; everything exists in the eternal NOW. Do you understand this concept?
Your success has always been predetermined from the very outset. Your favor with God is eternal. You have perpetually encompassed everything, possessed all that you desire, and existed in all conceivable realities, all simultaneously.
You are already all that you’ve ever aspired to become, and you possess everything you desire at this very moment. The only step required is to choose the version of yourself with which you wish to identify. It’s as straightforward as that. THIS is the law of assumption. Denial of God has nothing to do with it. Is it perhaps these coaches own ASSUMPTION that creates a false beleif that you have to deny God in order to manifest?
The law of assumption states: There is no way to fail in achieving your desires because you already possess them across all planes of existence, beyond imagination. All that’s left is to confidently claim every aspect of it with pride, free from fear and doubt. You have it all — it’s real, and it’s absolute. THIS is the law of assumption. Importantly, this perspective does not conflict with a belief in the Bible as a historical document.
Take a moment to contemplate the idea that CREATION is finished, rendering the concepts of free will versus destiny null and void. Everything is unfolding in the present, as God’s time encompasses the past, present, and future all as one eternal NOW.
God is everything, everywhere, all at once.
Are you genuinely seeking the Truth? Will you believe in the identity of Jesus as described in the scriptures?
The moment you discover the law of attraction or the law of assumption, you’re often told to set aside your existing beliefs. However, the truth is that you don’t have to discard them. Instead, you can make them work for you rather than against you, you can deepen your knwoledge of Jeuss rather than deny him. Sadly, many people end up falling into the trap of a new religion, often fostered by scammy LOA coaches. Yes, they create a religion out of their beliefs.
If you already believe in Jesus as the savior, continue to hold onto that belief. Don’t let a coach lead you astray.
What you may not realize is that it doesn’t matter if your belief aligns exactly with Neville’s, especially since he is inconsistent, and also wrong sometimes..
Now, why do some coaches insist that Jesus is solely a representation of your mind and discourage other beliefs? Why do they react strongly if you hold different views about Jesus, even believing He was a real historical figure and the Messiah?
This is a significant question, and the answer may be that they don’t wholeheartedly believe their own claims. They learned it from Neville and never fact checked him, or t hey might be running a sort of cult.
Many LOA coaches cherry-pick and selectively interpret specific Bible verses to support their agenda without considering the full context of biblical texts. One verse commonly used by LOA coaches to disprove Jesus’s divinity is the statement “I am that I am.” However, it’s crucial to recognize that this statement appears long before Jesus’s presence in the New Testament when God spoke to Moses. In the book of Exodus, it marked a pivotal moment when God identified Himself as “I Am That I Am” (Exodus 3:7–8, 13–14). “I am that I am” refers to Lord Yahweh, the name for the God of the Israelites, and represents the biblical pronunciation of “YHWH,” the name revealed to Moses. This name, YHWH, is often written in Hebrew as the tetragrammaton, comprising the sequence of consonants Yod, Heh, Waw, and Heh. When Jesus used these words, He was identifying Himself as God.
Do you believe that he is God?
What does the Bible really say, let’s go straight to the source.
“I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.”
That scripture says you will die in your sins if you do NOT believe Jesus is the “I AM”.
But who is the “I am”?
Jesus is the I AM
In Exodus 3:13–14
God says to Moses that his name is I am. “I AM that I AM”
Why is this important? Because in the book of Moses, Jesus is not yet born. This is a very important qualifying statement. It is not possible to isolate and cherry pick the statement without understanding that it has ALREADY been qualified.
Where does it claim that Jesus is the “I AM”?
John 8:58 “ Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
GOD’s name = I AM.
JESUS’s name = I AM
Exodus 3:14 + John 8:24,58
Therefore, JESUS = GOD.
Jesus accepts worship.(Devotional love)
In Hebrews 1:6 it says: “Let all the angels of God worship him (Jesus)”
If Jesus is worshiped, and he accepts it, this makes him GOD.
Jesus tells us to honor him and God the Father equally.
The Bible says in John 5:23 it says
“That all men should honor the Son even as they honor the Father.”
Do you pray to, love, obey the Father? Do you likewise with the Son?
Do you honor the Father as God? Should not you then also honor the Son equally as God?
Jesus shares his Name with God the Father and Holy Spirit
In Matthew 28:19, the Bible says:
“baptizing them in the NAME of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit:”
This Bible verse uses the word “NAME” not “names”.
This shows that it is shared with the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ) and the Holy Ghost. This shows that Jesus Christ is God, just like how the Father is God.
The Greek word SON for Jesus means the “same nature as”.
There are 2 Greek words translated to the English word “Son”. These are:
1) TEKNON (Son) = little boy, offspring
derived from is never used of Jesus
2) UIOS (Son) = same nature as (hooios)
ALWAYS USED OF JESUS
Therefore, when it calls Jesus:
Son of God: it means he is the same nature as God.
Son of Man: it means he is the same nature as Man .
This shows that Jesus is 100% God, and 100% man at the same time.
Jesus is from everlasting
But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
Jesus is from everlasting, therefore he wasn’t created, therefore he’s God.
Jesus Christ is from everlasting … Who else is from everlasting other than God?
God the Father calls Jesus “O God”
In Hebrews 1:8, the Bible says: To the Son he says “Thy throne O God”
God the Father calls the Son (Jesus Christ) “O God”
There is no Savior other than Jehovah
The Bible says in Isaiah 43:11: “I, even I, am the LORD (Jehovah); and beside me there is no savior.
Therefore Jehovah = ONLY SAVIOR.
2nd Peter 1:11 says
“For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.”
Jehovah = ONLY SAVIOR
Jesus Christ = SAVIOUR
Therefore, Jesus Christ is Jehovah
JESUS IS GOD.
AND Jesus is God, the Son.
Neville Goddard’s transformation
Expanding on the exploration of Neville Goddard’s evolving perspective, it becomes evident that his teachings underwent significant transformations over the years, leading to various interpretations among his followers. There appears to be a noticeable division between adherents of “pre-Promise Neville” and those who align with “post-Promise Neville,” highlighting the evolution of his ideas and beliefs.
During the early stages of his teachings, Neville’s philosophy resonated closely with the interpretations of Abdullah and jewish mysticism. In this phase, he discussed concepts such as free will, the Golden Rule, and the idea that we live in a singular reality. This version of Neville is often favored by many Law of Attraction enthusiasts and other teachers who have followed in his footsteps. While there are valuable lessons to be gleaned from this phase, Neville was still in the process of refining his understanding of his own teachings.
Neville’s beliefs experienced a profound shift after he received what he referred to as “the Promise.” This transformation brought about a new and distinct perspective. In this later stage of his teachings, Neville departed from many of his prior limiting beliefs and diverged from mainstream interpretations. Notably, he distinguished himself by emphasizing that the Law is the gateway to unlocking the Promise, which, in his view, extended beyond mere life enhancements. The Promise, according to Neville, was reserved for those who wholeheartedly embraced their desires, viewing them as attainable. Whereas he previously stated that God is your imagination, he started making statements like “God is love”.
This dichotomy in Neville’s teachings and evolving beliefs has led to differing understandings and approaches among his followers, with some gravitating towards his early teachings and others embracing the transformative shift he underwent.
Knowing that Neville Goddard is inconsistent, and the Bible is not, I ask you, who do you trust?
YES, you can trust that there is a law that states that you are who you assume that you are, but that is all that Neville can provide you. Assume your state, this is your free will. Choose your state of mind.
Ultimately, all paths DO lead to God, I believe Neville’s life proves that, and it doesn’t matter if your journey starts by disproving god, or focusing exclusively on material gains or fame or manifesting an sp, you too, will find that God is calling you. God has always been calling you. God was with you before you were born, and he was with you when you were blind to him.
Notably, once “The Promise” version of Neville Goddard emerged, he was met with considerably less popularity during his lifetime. His audience began to dwindle. His managers urged him to refrain from discussing the Promise, warning that such discourse might lead to a loss of followers. In response, Neville remained steadfast in his commitment, expressing his willingness to preach about it even to empty rooms. Could this same reason be why LOA coaches are unwilling to tell you the truth? That it doesn’t sell?
Realizing that you can’t earn your way to “heaven” with good works:
“By grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works lest any man should boast”
People often find themselves drawn to the idea of practicing numerous techniques daily and meticulously controlling every aspect of their lives. However, later in his teachings, Neville emphasized the importance of letting go and allowing your desires to manifest naturally. This shift reflects the difference between attempting to fulfill the law, as in the Old Testament, and falling short due to human limitations. In our humanity, we often fall short, but Jesus serves as a solution to our inherent imperfections. With trust in Jesus, we can find resolution, and this concept aligns with the same underlying principle.
This is why Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice for us. He endured excruciating pain on the cross, with nails piercing His hands and feet for six agonizing hours, so that our sins could be atoned for by His divine blood. Your sins are forgiven and remain on the cross because of Jesus Christ’s selfless act.
He took a bullet for us.
In essence, He took the burden upon Himself, sparing us from the heavy price of our sins. He acted as the atonement for our transgressions. Jesus did not come to abolish the law but to fulfill it because we, as humans, always fall short in upholding the law’s demands. Not one of us is perfect.
What should you do?
The Bible says in Romans 10:9,10:
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
Ask him by prayer: To be your LORD (GOD) and SAVIOR
Let go of doership, trust his grace.
This is understanding doership in a nutshell. You do nothing, you ask, and that is IT. Ask in the NAME of Jesus.
You don’t have to affirm, you don’t have to do imaginal scenes or revise. It is done. (But you can do them if you want to)
It is done.
To get a grasp of the sheer magnitude of answered prayers in Jesus name, start to search for videos on testimonies from people who came to meet Jesus. Look for people who report miraculous healing. You will realize that the people who have insisted that you don’t use the word God, or Jesus before have no experience of what they are talking about, they have not read scriptures for themselves, and they have only read the bare minimum of Neville Goddard references. Iit isn’t enough to use as evidence to deny Jesus, and I assure you that they have never experienced an outright miracle. Do your due diligence and at least read the source (The Bible) for yourself first.
In that hour was Jesus glad in the Spirit, and said, `I do confess to thee, Father, Lord of the heaven and of the earth, that Thou didst hide these things from wise men and understanding, and didst reveal them to babes; yes, Father, because so it became good pleasure before Thee. -Luke 10.21
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
Let’s take a moment to shift our perspective to “Godtime.”
God is pure consciousness, ultimate awareness, omnipresent, omnipotent, and omniscient. In God’s realm, time as we understand it doesn’t exist. Everything occurs simultaneously. When God appears to prophesy or predict, it’s not about foretelling the future, how can you predict when it is now? Rather recognizing that all events are unfolding in the present. In God’s domain, free will and destiny are not concepts. There’s no birth or death; there’s only God, and God is everything. In this perspective, the notion of free will or destiny loses its relevance.
There is no free will and no destiny.
So when coaches say no one has free will, it is only half truth.
There is no birth and no death.
There is only God, and God is all
Since all is now, free will or destiny does not exist
What we commonly identify as our “self” or persona — our body, ego, and mind — is essentially a construct. It’s a fabrication that creates the illusion of individual identity.
The true reality is God, and the world, including ourselves, is but an appearance. It’s not God that’s unreal; as Neville states, it’s our perceived separation from God that’s illusory. We live under the spell of this illusion, and the actual reality is God. And God created us in his image. In HIS image.
Everything you desire or need is already within you at this very moment. There’s no need to ask, do, or want because everything is within the eternal now. The holy name of Jesus serves as your entry into Godtime. Knock, and the door will open for you.
“When we really wake, we will not be God and man. It will just be you; and you will be God, who was the Dreamer. The whole will simply awaken within you. it will not be a twin. The wall of separation will be broken down. It will only be God; and God-and-you will be the One”. — Neville Goddard
This is “post-promise” Neville Goddard speaking. The awakened state desires nothing, it is a completion, no beginning, no end, no separation, nothing to want and nothing to have. What else happens? You realize that all is God, and treating anyone bad is like treating God bad, you can only love.
The separation increases when we have false Gods (Things, money, manifestations ect)
To further this thought, when we manifest solely for selfish reasons, it boosts our ego. When our ego grows, our spiritual connection diminishes. However, when we manifest for the well-being of others, the ego’s expansion is less likely. The surefire way to reduce ego and increase the awareness of God’s presence is to focus on pleasing God. It is a fact. The intent of Thou shalt no other Gods have beside me is this. For closeness to God, ask.
To diminish the ego, share the wisdom of God, however you perceive the divine, and by sharing this connection, you deepen your bond with God.
A coach who encourages you to fulfill your desires while denying the existence of God is likely inflating both their own ego and yours. The result can be a weakened connection to God.
If your desire is to experience the bliss of God, then your primary focus should be on God, not just on acquiring material things.
Remember the wisdom of “Seek first the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Everything exists within you NOW! There’s nothing you need to ASK for, nothing you need to DO, nothing to WANT.
Nothing is at the end of the journey, there is only an irreducible entirety of the universe.
Only the false fabrication thinks that you MUSt manifest something. Life is not at the end of a journey it is only ever in the present moment, it is the fabrication that lives in “time”, God is always in the eternal now, and your ultimate state is with God.
So you see when coaches teach you that you are God of your imagination they have it backwards, you are God’s imagination. I and the father are one but the father is greater.
The name of Jesus is your doorway to Godtime. knock, and he will open.
This is the truth of the New Testament.
Make a decision, about who you are, God’s beloved child, open the door called Jesus, and he will let you in.
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”Matt 7:7–8
“A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”
Jesus Prays for All Believers:
“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one — I in them and you in me — so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world. “Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”
Remember when Neville Goddard switched gears and said that God is love?
“We are told, “He who has not loved does not know God, for God is love.” This is not a conclusion that the prophet reached after years of philosophic study, but an act of God in self revelation. If God never revealed himself to man, I doubt that man would ever know that God is love. But, in spite of all the horror of the world, I know from experience that God is love.” — Neville Goddard
I maintain that Neville Goddard’s use of the Bible as a source is highly contradictory, inconsistent, unnecessary and most importantly, misleading. To apply the Law of Assumption to your life, you simply make assumptions about who you are, and enter into a new and improved state of mind.
If you took a poll of all the individuals who enjoy success in life you would not find a commonality in lack of religion. It is a false belief held by Neville Goddard, that has been ignorantly absorbed by a fanatical group of coaches who have created a new religion. A new and inferior religion in place of an authentic devotional religion that leads to and open devotional heart… Ponder this.
From duality to oneness through devotion and worship, is a transformative journey that Jesus’ teachings emphasize. This path lead us to transcend dualistic thinking and experience unity with the divine through love, devotion, and trust. Devotion through Jesus’ message, can be likened to spiritual heart surgery. It involves opening our hardened hearts to the love of the divine, allowing us to transition from a state of duality to oneness with the divine, just as a skilled surgeon mends a heart to restore its full capacity. THIS is the power of Jesus.
“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.”
Tell me again WHY you believed that you had to deny God to manifest your dreams?
The date of creation
The date of Abraham’s birth is estimated to be around 1813 BCE. According to the Jewish calendar, Abraham was born in the year 1948 AM (Anno Mundi), which means “from creation.”
The Jewish calendar calculates dates from the biblical creation of the world, which is estimated to have occurred around 3760 BCE. The date of creation, that is when God created mankind…
So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.
God created mankind…
Millenia into this, mankind is struggling, fighting and hating. Jesus was sent to give us what we can’t achieve on our own, and he will come again.
Let’s create a greater perspective…
Lord Krishna appeared at the beginning of the Kali Yuga, which started 5,000 ( 3,102 BCE. ) years ago. His appearance is described as a historical event. During his appearance, Lord Krishna delivered the Bhagavad Gita, a sacred text that contains profound spiritual teachings and guidance for humanity.
This event is considered a pivotal moment in the transition to the Kali Yuga, a time of spiritual decline and moral degradation, as it provided essential spiritual wisdom to guide people through the challenges of this age. At the time of Lord Krishna’s appearance, the archer Arjuna was 86 years old.
In this new yuga, the Kali Yuga, God created mankind…God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them. But hold on a minute, mankind already existed before? Didn’t it?
King Rama, a central figure in the ancient Indian epic, the Ramayana. King Rama is considered an incarnation (avatar) of Lord Vishnu. An avatar is God who takes on the body of a human. He is venerated for his virtuous and righteous nature and is often seen as a symbol of righteousness. Rama’s life and adventures, including the rescue of his wife Sita from the demon king Ravana, are depicted in the epic Ramayana, which narrates his divinity. King Rama lived 7100 years ago, during the Treta Yuga, which is a more spiritually elevated age compared to the current Kali Yuga, that age that Lord Krishna ushered in.
Kali Yuga is marked by a decline in righteousness and values, our connection to God is replaced by material pursuits and manipulations for power, general degradation and perversion.
The Yugas are not measured in the same way as our calendar years, there are many interpretations and calculations, but what stands out to me is that the theory of relativity appears to be altered in the previous Yugas, years longer, mankind taller and lifespans MUCH longer. We have limited knowledge about time, space and consciousness relativity, and how this played out before the kali Yuga is impossible to imagine….
Before mankind was…
Lord Vishnu is the God who appears again and again, as Krishna, as Rama, and before that his first incarnation according to the Puranic accounts was Matsaya. Matsya appeared in the form of a fish when the world was submerged in a cosmic ocean during the Satya Yuga 62,801 BCE….
Lord Visnu has sent many avatars and he will send another one…Kalki, to usher back in a new Satya Yuga.
Oneness is not limited to a single perspective or a single religion, rather oneness means one has experienced existence from the primordial fish to a simple leaf on a tree, and simultaneously the experience of mankind, enlightened sage, and the divine itself. We are one consciousness. This unity transcends individual experiences, and together, we are one, the divine or God.
I am that I am.
“All the manifested world of things and beings are projected by imagination upon the substratum which is the Eternal All-pervading Vishnu, whose nature is Existence-Intelligence; just as the different ornaments are all made out of the same gold.” -Shankaracharya
“The entire universe is truly the Self. There exists nothing at all other than the Self. The enlightened person sees everything in the world as his own Self, just as one views earthenware jars and pots as nothing but clay.” -Shankaracharya
“I and the Father are one, but the Father is greater.”
Abraham emerged as a guiding light during humanity’s initial encounter with the Kali Yuga some 5000 years ago. Moses received the commandments from God to lead us, yet we struggled to uphold them. As prophesied, Jesus was sent by God, representing God Himself, to atone for our inherent sins that often elude our comprehension. Jesus took a bullet for us. We even venture into moral relativism, asserting that “there is no good or bad, only thinking makes it so,” we simply do NOT understand WHY we should love our enemies, or why we should love our neighbor as we love ourselves. We fail to see that we are ONE AND THE SAME AS our enemies….”
In John 14.1, we find the words: “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.” Find solace in knowing that God is the alpha and the omega, the beginning and the end. You are never alone, and as you have faith in God, have faith in Jesus, for He too is God, and you can turn to Him.
I hope that I have dispelled some of Neville Goddard’s mistakes. Using Nevllie Goddard to point the way to the Bible is like using a flashlight to point to the sun.
With that being said; Take what resonates, and leave the rest, but please, do your own research into his sources.
Neville Goddard most likely denies the divinity of Jesus because he was taught by a Rabbi,and the jewish faith denies Jesus as the Messiah, but it does NOT deny the existence of a creator, Yahweh, beyond human comprehension. (Yod He Vau He) Rabbi’s do not read the New Testament. The forbidden chapter, Isaiah 53, proves that Jesus is the Messiah in his first coming, and thus Jesus is the Son of God. “I and the father are one, but the father is greater.”
Humanity can strive to become more Christlike and enlightened while simultaneously recognizing the existence of divinity in others. If the assertion that we create our own world, by manifesting outwardly what we are on the inside, then it follows that the recognition of God and Jesus on the outside hints to a more Christlike inner, as Neville Goddard’s EIYPO dictates. Meditate on this.
If you desire to learn more about Jesus, consider going to the source: The Bible.
“Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”