Saturday, November 13, 2010

What Law Did Jesus Come to Fulfill?

Jesus did not come to do away with the law but to fulfill it. What law was he referring to? It could not have been the Judaic law since God did not tease us with a bunch of rules that we could not possibly follow or issue regulations to make our lives miserable. This law (as the Bible is today) was misunderstood and misinterpreted by the ego. In fact, Jesus was always setting straight the religious teachers who sought to trap Him with their taunting questions.

The law Jesus came to fulfill is the universal law of love. Jesus showed us how to work with the universal law to manifest what we want. This limitless power is impartial and unemotional, and does not discriminate between good and bad. It is pure energy that responds to our thoughts, words, and beliefs to give us whatever we believe we can have. This is the life force with which we were created and being an image or part of it, this is the energy we use to create.

In regards to the law of Moses, the Ten Commandments, Jesus fulfilled them all by stating, "Love your neighbor as yourself, and love God with all your heart." In other words, if you love others and see them as one with yourself and with God, you will do them no harm. You will not steal from him, kill him, envy his possessions, lie to him, or deceive him by having sex with his wife. You will not put up idols in your mind that say you are separate from God and then use your ego to try to find a way back to this loving life force.

I love the way Jesus simplified things. Rather than compounding the problem by creating more rules, more add-ons, or making amendments to Moses' constitution, he summed it up with two truths that remind us that we are one with each other and God. If these two truths were followed, we could heal all the woes of the world and end the suffering created by the human ego.

Let there be peace on earth and let it begin now with me, with you. Let the universal loving mind of God be in us as it was in Christ Jesus. Let's put aside selfish attack thoughts and embrace the love of God by seeing ourselves and our neighbors as part of the Divine.


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