A long time ago I told a friend that if I ever lived to see the kingdom of God, I know that I would have to be in it. I said to him that if he ever needed someone to help him get in, he should call me. I am now in my sixties and the friend is in his eighties and I would like to think that I am helping him to get in. It is not as though I planned it, circumstances created it. When I thought that all was said and done, the Lord showed me that he still reigns.
A little while longer and he will be with us, teaching us his way, showing us the path to life, demonstrating that he is not being unreasonable when he demands that we be perfect. He is a God who understands the universe better than we do, and he knows that perfection is all it takes for us to survive the devil's onslaught. He knows that if we follow the lead of his Holy Spirit who is in us, we cannot help but be perfect, and we cannot help but see his eternity.
I am not an expert in theology, but I bring to it a common sense perspective. I bring to it a perspective that says that if you have a problem that you cannot solve, you should ask for help. If you receive the help you asked for, you should at least attempt to implement it, otherwise don't ask for help. Furthermore, if you implement the suggestion and it seems to lack the power to solve the problem, the solution is for you to return to the original source and demand a new solution, and to keep demanding a new solution until the problem is solved. That is, if you genuinely want to solve the problem.
So when I encounter a situation that demands urgent attention, my first instinct is to focus all my energies on it until it is solved. That is not what I see occurring in our churches and in our governments. I see a clinging to the past and to old ways of doing things. I see a return to failed "solutions" in the hope that they might have been transformed by time into genuine sustainable solutions. And I see people whom I thought were strong, intelligent, courageous human beings cowering in fear every time Satan pays them a visit.
I know that fear because I used to have it. I felt my body tremble even when there was no fear in my head. In my head, I carried the sword of the Holy Spirit of God, ready and willing to slaughter any demon who dared to oppose the kingdom of God. Yet, my body trembled and my tongue clove to the roof of my mouth. It was as though my body and my mind were two separate entities. It seems that the devil had been reading the Bible's account of double mindedness and sought to make it real. The problem was that the Bible spoke of two "minds" yet my experience was between the mind and the body.
The mind controls the body, so if one is single minded and resolved to conquer, it is impossible for the body to be weak and showing the symptoms of fear and trepidation. After two years of this experience, I learned that the devil and his accomplices had been contaminating my meals with all types of experimental substances that artificially induced the symptoms of fear, and caused the muscles and different parts of the body to act as though they had received fear related messages from the brain. The substances were so powerful that they were able to override the messages that my brain was sending to these same muscles. Now that I pay attention to the spirit of my meals, I can easily determine whether or not anything has been contaminated. I no longer have these symptoms of disconnect.
In the first century church, the devil sought to create the same symptoms of disconnect among the congregation. He told them that the rapture had already occurred, that they had missed it. In their mind they were full of passion and conviction, but in their bodies they were consumed by fear. The devil used a different methodology, but the effect was the same. The solution that the church implemented was the use of archdeacons. The deacons dealt with physical needs and the archdeacons dealt with spiritual needs. They ensured that anyone who had a disconnect between body and mind was realigned, so that they once again could function as one united entity.
We still have archdeacons, but they no longer engage in the practice of spiritual alignment. They are confined by religious practices that are attuned to their respective denominations. Moreover, the concept of spiritual misalignment no longer exists in any mainstream religion. Spiritual practice has been transformed into the practice of rituals. They provide "sustenance" for an hour or a day and must be repeated at frequent intervals. Essentially, they are non-performing assets.
When the Lord returns to establish his kingdom, he once again will have archdeacons. They will be men and women who know and understand the need for spiritual alignment. They also will be able to perform spiritual alignments. Those most aligned with the Holy Spirit of God are most likely to be appointed as archdeacons. You can determine your degree of spiritual alignment by looking at your ethereal body. If the only light you see is the light of the presence of the Holy Spirit in your solar plexus, you need alignment. If the light is dim and barely visible, the same is true.
A perfectly aligned person has a light that is brilliant white and radiating from every cell in their body. If you seek to enter into the kingdom of God, you must become perfectly and completely aligned in body and spirit. Your spirit must first be perfectly and completely aligned with the Holy Spirit in you, and your body must then be perfectly and completely aligned with your spirit. The process should take about a day and a half of prayer and fasting, if you are able to fast. Don't end this week without becoming fully and completely aligned with God in body and in spirit. It may be your last chance to enter his kingdom.