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Chains That Bind

One of the principal concepts of evidentiary law is the Chain of Custody (CoC). This is simply the process that documents the seizure, custody and disposition of evidence. The subject of our evidence in this blog is that which establishes the fact about the Kingdom of God. If we are presenting evidence it must also be authentic. The chain of custody helps to establish the validity of our evidence.

Today we live in a world of mobile media that is socially networked and people work very hard to stand above the noise to gain our attention. For example in the Christian evangelical religion of which I am most familiar, claims of revival are used to generate momentum and established religious authority to validate ministry. Historically there have been many charlatans throughout the centuries that have tried to manipulate the devotions of people for various reasons, all claiming to have authentic evidence that proves they have access and authority to God’s spiritual Kingdom.

So how do we respond to those claims of evidence that are being presented? More importantly how can we be sure that the evidence we have gathered will reveal the spiritual world that the son/daughters of God have been granted access. If we allow ourselves to get into a hype battle with the material world then we cheapen the spiritual integrity of our relationship with our heavenly Father.

A chain has the purpose of binding things together.  In this case we are binding the truth of spiritual reality to our brothers and sisters who have become dull or are asleep to the spiritual truth. Depending on the degree of separation between two objects the type of chain or evidence must vary. Also if the pull on our minds by material objects then we must forge an effective chain to establish a spiritual relationship. What separates most in the material world from spiritual truth is a lack of conciseness and understanding of the reality concerning the spiritual realm.

Our material world is full of icons, symbols, and events that should connect the conscience of mankind  to the spiritual kingdom. Sadly, most of the evidence has to do with religion or the replica of spiritual reality in this material world. So when the church bell rings, when the Imam calls people to prayer, when people wear religious clothing and hair styles, or even if the news speaks of the events surrounding a holy war, the minds of mankind are not quickened, nor is their thinking transformed and focused on the spiritual. This is because chains of religious evidence can only arouse a connection to a material reality.

Likewise in a judicial court the purpose of evidencein custody is to tie the juror’s back to a moment in time, to establish a fact surrounding an event. Spiritual evidence is eternal and free from the bonds of time. So what is the truth behind our evidence? Simply put, it is the fact that God is one with mankind individually and that each individual can choose to live in that reality of spiritual oneness with their heavenly Father. Material reality and the events that happen in the temporal realm are real but unless we understand the relationships between the material and spiritual worlds we can miss the cause and effect of these relationships.

Here is a little biblical history or evidence that ties these two worlds together. Adam our earthly Father before his consciousness changed was able to demonstrate the oneness of the spiritual and the material worlds as a human being in flesh. His relationship was such that he and eve walked with God. However when their conscious changed they hid from God, who asked who told you were naked? From that moment I submit to you as biblical evidence that man was no longer had a consciousness of being one with God. But that was not nor is it the point of view of our Eternal Father. The bible calls this new mindset of Adam the “knowledge of good and evil”. That was the moment when mankind separated God from itself and everything.

Some 4000 year after Adam and Eve walked out of the garden, Jesus Christ of Nazareth came to reestablish the spiritual reality that men and women individually can renew their minds to the understanding that they are one with God. The bible calls Jesus the last Adam and the bible calls this new mindset the “mind of Christ”. With this consciousness Jesus was able to demonstrate the unity and authority available when mankind becomes conscious of a relationship with their spiritual Father. Jesus was famous for saying “If you see me you see the Father.”  From the human point of view He was convicted and crucified for blasphemy when He stated that He was equal or one with God. The truth of spiritual reality is that when we are one in the spirit we are also one in the natural. But from an earthly point of view the equation does not compute.

John 17:22-23 (NKJV)  And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: 23 I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.

So what matters with evidence, be it biblical testimony, spiritual evidence, or material evidence, is what is chained to the evidence and what fact is the evidence trying establish. Jurors examine evidence and its authentication to judge facts. Anyone can make claims concerning the spiritual realm but can we prove those claims to jurors who are materialistic in their training and understanding? Can we forge a chain of reasonable strength for a jury of our peers so they can say that the evidence speaks for itself?

As we live and gather evidence we must remain mindful of the facts concerning the spiritual reality we are establishing. The religious among us have their agenda for which they present their evidence. But we who are spiritual must be faithful to our mission. We live in a world in which all people are trained to live only by their natural senses and we are tempted every day to return to the state of sleep. But by the grace of God we have become awaken to the truth of the spiritual realm.

Gal 6:1(NKJV) Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.

  1. What is your affiliated organization trying to reveal?
  2. What evidence do you use to establish facts or authority?

 

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Made in the KoG

Evidence is simply the proof of fact. The specific evidence we are discussing is that which concerns the invisible realm. Jesus Christ identified it as the Kingdom within. As sons and daughters of Adam we all live in this 3-dimensional materialistic world and with the use of our 5 senses we observe material objects and the relationships of those objects which includes our own human body. At the birth of Adam God breathed His Spirit into mankind, making him /her capable of experiencing the spiritual world and thus man and women became living souls with flesh and spirit having the ability to observe and interact within both the material and spiritual worlds.

 Today most people have lost their awareness of the spiritual realm. Humans are born and trained to rely only their senses that observe only this materialistic world. In Christian religious thought and through a process known as the new birth, people can become awakened again and become aware of the spiritual world also known as the Kingdom of God. Sadly today most of Christian religious participation places much of its biblical focus and understanding only on how our new relationship affects the things of this material world. Furthermore if there is an examination of biblical references to the spiritual realm it is traditionally interpreted to deal with our relationship after death of the human body. In other words as long as we have a material body, biblical references to spiritual laws will apply after we get new spiritual bodies.

 Where religion falls short in its exploration the of man’s spiritual conscious, man outside of religion will use it imagination and invent a life free from the constraints of the material world. Today’s media artist create factious characters with abilities to see the dead, experience freedom from death and use heighten brain function that provide the recall of memories, and increased wisdom. The phenomena of vampires, math geniuses, and people with super social and psychic capabilities are very popular today.

 But to most people they have no idea that this is the very mission of God or heavenly Father. The bible speaks to Adam as the prototype and also speaks of Jesus as being (excuse my humor) Adam version 2.0 or the last Adam.  Evidence of the Spirit made flesh is the focus of this blog. Encouraging each other to become more like Christ and having the mind of Christ will be this blogs legacy. That is having a spiritual consciousness and an understanding that we need and can make known the things of God. Because God is Spirit and no human eyes can see the image of God. However Jesus was famous for saying “if you see me then you see the Father”.

 Genesis 1:26-27 (New King James Version)   Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

 So as we explore the testimony of Jesus and gather our personal evidence it is all about making conscience the spiritual realm or the KoG. It is easy to gather evidence concerning the operation of laws in the material world. So unless we become aware of the spiritual realm and train our spiritual senses to observe this invisible Kingdom we will remain blind to the fact. So the reason for this blog is simply to awaken those that are blind and to share with those that are already awake on how to gather evidence for the purpose of awakening others. It is my hope that this will be a conversation because I realize I am on a journey like others and I have a lot to learn. Needless to say that there is still within me the need for a greater awakening.

Please comment or submit evidence:

  1. As to when you became awake to the spiritual realities.
  2. Who was the last person you helped to awaken.

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Easy Evidence

Since the Kingdom of God (KoG) is invisible, should we assume that the substance of the Kingdom would be the same? Yes and no. Here is a secret; Love is the substance of the kingdom; God is love. Now that we have just celebrated Valentine’s Day, I hope you noticed how plentiful God is. After all, for less than $5 anybody could have expressed love to someone and most receiving that expression of love would have willingly receive it with joy.

 When we talk about God we are talking about eternity and infinity. Just because something is inexhaustible does not mean it is cheap. That may not appear to be true in the material world, because we tend to place value on things that are limited in supply. And so I submit as our first piece of evidence “God’s Love”. This substance is so available it makes no sense to try to lock it up. From the ground we walk on, to the planets in our solar system that help sustain life on earth and the very flesh we live in are all made of this stuff called love.

 To prove how plentiful love is think back to Valentine’s Day. The inability to express love is considered a failure at the most basic level of our existence. We are not talking about laying down your life, making a $1000 contribution, or even giving up a major part of your day. On this day you could have given the simplest expression and it was accepted. A simple Hersey’s kiss or a phone call to simply say the words “Happy Valentine’s Day” was sufficient.

 As Christians; the death by crucifixion is the one piece of evidence that has clearly stated God’s love for all mankind. That single act, a limited edition, a once and for all demonstration, a never need to be repeated statement that covers the bill for us materialistic minded people. Spiritually “let there be light” should have been enough, because that act by Christ created the relationship in the beginning.

 So, I submit LOVE as our first piece of evidence of this spiritual KoG. For people who are conscience of the Kingdom love is the only currency. This is the stuff we give away and use to entice others to become conscience of their true home. If earthly currency is proof of existence for previous civilizations, then love can be the proof of this KoG. After all love is what we are known for.

 1 John 4:8 (NKJV) He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

John 13:35 (NKJV) By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.

1 John 4:16 (NKJV) And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.

 

 Please comment or submit evidence:

  1. If you revealed the Kingdom with an act of love.
  2. If you received or witnessed a conscience awakening act of the Kingdom.

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WELCOME!

This blog is all about what cannot be seen with human eyes. This is my attempt to start a conversation about the Kingdom of God (KoG). It is my goal to use the subject of evidentiary law as a metaphor for demonstrating this invisible Kingdom. Evidence is normally about tangible proof for events that happen in this natural realm. I believe we are all called to present evidence or demonstrate the existence of the spiritual realm once we have discovered it.

Evidence has one purpose and that is to establish fact. Even if we are a firsthand witness we collect and secure the evidence for that one reason. The converse is true of those who destroy evidence. For us who live and operate in both time and eternity we do not need any more proof of its existence. However what we do need is a greater consciousness of our heavenly Father and His Kingdom. For example, after we learn how to paint we can use the basic skills to acquire new skills and become an artist. Spiritual living is also an art that allows God to express the reality of His existence through us.

I do not want this blog to become a place where the conversation is about trying to impress each other with our knowledge. I truly want this to be a place of encouragement and collaboration. I believe the heart behind Jesus’ demonstrations was to cause people’s spiritual awareness to awaken. These demonstrations were also about making people conscious and what is available to mankind. This has been the mission of God from the beginning as it concerns Adam and Eve and all their children.

There is power and confidence in community. For any of us to get here we have had to travel alone and learn to lean on our invisible Father. I would encourage all of us to remain in that attitude of embracing the lone wilderness experiences. If your method has been meditation, fasting, watching, retreating or just plain practicing the presence of God; guard that method and protect it, but always remain willing and open to change.

Our communication with God is precious above all. Chasing manifestations in this material world can lead to disaster. But the awe of discovering a glimpse of our Father expressed, should cause any of His lover’s hearts to skip a beat. It will always be a bonus to share that experience with others. It is not necessary, but to share with a brother or a sister who is also aware of our Father when He moves and say to one another “did you see that, or hear that, smell that, taste that or feel that, is a really cool experience.

The Apostle Paul said it is more effective to demonstrate the reality of what is on the inside of us. Jesus our brother and head of this invisible Kingdom identified it as a spiritual person that we each carry on the inside of us.

1Corinthans 2:1-5 (New King James Version; NKJV)    And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.

Luke 17:20-23 (NKJV)    Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation; 21 nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there! For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.”  22 Then He said to the disciples, “The days will come when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it. 23 And they will say to you, ‘Look here!’ or ‘Look there!’ Do not go after them or follow them.

I want our conversation to encourage us to become still enough to listen to the still small voice we carry on the inside. Then I want us to be encouraged to act on what we hear. Collecting evidence of the results of God’s working through our lives is proof that we understand and can allow God’s Spirit to operate through us. That, my friends is the art of spiritual living.

**A caution to all. Collecting evidence of the operation of the invisible is the main focus of our conversation; however chasing evidence is not the goal. I promise, I will repeat this often. **

It is true that faith without works is dead but spiritual work is often and on purpose sometimes best kept hidden. Jesus even told people not to tell anyone of the works He performed. Jesus performed miracles with bread and fish several times and many who observed including the disciples totally missed the purpose and the art of the miracle. 2000 plus years later I think we need to heed the lessons and remember in humility we are also flesh and spirit.

 

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