Originally posted by karoly aczel
Perhaps I could hijack this thread and ask you a question, jaywill.
You say that jesus chased until you repented and became christian. That "jesus" (or was it the holy spirit), would not let up until you changed your heart forever.
Do you know what I am referring to?
I am interested because I had a similar thing happen.
I first had some insigh ...[text shortened]... story please so that we may see if they were similar or if I had missed something? Thanks
What has happened to that man Jesus Christ
is that God has made Him universalized.
We know that a typical man can only talk to one or two people at a time. When person A has his attention he relinquishes his involvement, and person B may commence to hold his attention.
This is how a typical man may interact with one or two people at a time because of his human limitation. In the case of Jesus in resurrection God has Godnized Him and infused Him with His own universal element. In this way millions of people simultaneously can interact with Jesus all over the world at one time.
The Father has infused the resurrected man Christ with the same universality as the omnipresent God. "the last Adam became a life giving Spirit" (1 Cor. 15:45)
In this way when people say "I met Jesus" they literally are telling the truth. God has stood BEHIND, and WITH, and UNDERNEATH, this MAN to Godnized Him with universality. To meet Christ is to meet God for God has 1,000,000 % stood behind ALL that He is.
This way, at different places in the world, at different times, simultaneously people can have an intimate and personal relationship in Spirit with Jesus Christ - "the last Adam became a life giving Spirit"
Here is how Jesus put the matter Himself in John's Gospel:
"He who has my commandments and keeps them, he is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will manifest Myself to him." (John 14:21)
These words are trustworthy and reliable. If you turn your heart to love the available Jesus He will MANIFEST
Himself to you.
Going on - "Judas, not Isacariot, said to Him, Lord, and what has happened that You are to manifest Yourself to us and not to the world ?
Jesus answered and said to him, If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word, and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make an abode with him." (John 14:22-23)
The Triune God as the Holy Spirit will bring this mysterious divine WE
of the Father and the Son INTO the kernel, the nucleus, the innermost spiritual being of a man or woman, and Christ infused with the universality of God Himself, will make a dwelling place, and abode within that person.
To GIVE ZOE LIFE as in "life giving Spirit"
is to GIVE the intimate subjective knowledge of God's Person in Jesus Christ as a new life.
I do not like to talk about my drug experiences of the 60s. For one, I find that people dismiss people who have experimented with drugs. That period of my life causes me some sense of shame. I do not like to talk about my experiences along this line except with trusted friends perhaps in private.
But, I do believe that what I have written here is the essential thing which I want you to know. I hope it is helpful.
While it is tempting to trade stories about the old days of Jimi Hendrix psychodelic trips of the 1960s, I will not do so here. It is not something of which I am proud.