If you were to leave this world tomorrow, what would you leave behind for those you love? For the world at large? What do you want to be remembered for? What is your legacy?
In scripture, John 13 opens with Jesus recognizing that the time had come where he would be leaving this world. Jesus had one final opportunity, the coming Passover feast, to share a final word before the end of his earthly ministry. In chapter 14, Jesus begins what is likely the most important teaching of all time. He begins to teach them about Christ consciousness. Union, fellowship and co-habitation with God.
The scripture shows this progression of revelation perfectly, and Jesus takes the disciples on a journey of this revelation. He starts with the most unaware and works his way up to the more enlightened of the disciples.
Thomas says to Jesus “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus answers Thomas, “I AM the way, the truth and the life.” When we are unaware, we are disconnected. Thomas is shown that fellowship and unity in Christ consciousness is the way. It is him. It is in him. He is God.
Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.” Jesus answered, “Don’t you know me? Even after I have been among you such a long time?” Furthermore, many of us are blind to those things that are the closest to us. Worst yet, that which is inside of us.. Philip is reminded that we are always in union with consciousness, we are forever watching yet many times not perceiving. We are unaware of who we really are.
Judas(not Iscariot) asks, “Why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?” Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching.” In many cases, with some of us, we are aware. We are wide awake. So why can’t everyone else see it? Judas learns a simple and timeless truth. Ultimate consciousness, is an infinite state of love. Our life endeavor, as believers, is to embody that state.
As we traverse life, we all do so through infinite and varying states of consciousness. Yet, for the believer, to do the Fathers work, we must be intentional and have clarity in understanding. John 14:2 “In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you.” 14:4 “You know the Way to the place where I am going.” Why? Because it is in us. It is in you.
14:10 “Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work.” 14:15-17 “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of Truth.” Consciousness is omnipresent, infinite, eternal. We are to work with the holy spirit, co-creating to manifest God’s glory here on earth.
John 15:5-8 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.” 15:12 “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” For us to manifest at our highest potentiality, co-creating with the Creator himself, manifesting the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth, we must, by law, be in harmony with a state of love. That is the essence of life.