Saturday

ACTING ON THE INTUITION THAT GOD EXISTS

We are all invited to investigate the reality of God for ourselves. Do not doubt that spiritual realities are within our reach. True religion is directly accessible to us from within. This search is the first duty and the hightest privilege of all men and women.
We are not to be satisfied merely by knowing what others have said about God. Rather, it is the direct knowledge of God that is the treasure in the field and the pearl of great price for which we should trade all of which we have, and all of which we are, in order to own.
Words cannot describe this experience. Once tasted there is nothing else that will do. We have touched the third rail. The circuits of our minds are re-arranged. Our hearts are enlarged. All is becoming new. We see with new eyes and feel with new hearts. Only we ourselves can deprive ourselves of this experience.
We should never give up the search. It is not difficult, for we have been designed for success. The important thing is to start.
In order to discover truth in the infinite world where God resides, we must act on intuition as well as merely to perceive it. This is all that faith really is -- acting on our intuition that God is real. The results of those actions, over time, leads to an experience that validates our intuition. Faith is but a scaffold to the higher assurances of direct knowledge. To know someone is much different than to know about someone.
Just as in science, evidence for the validity of spiritual reality should be sought just as in any other rational eadeavor. However, we need to make observations regarding qualitative inner changes as opposed to the quantitative outer changes observed by science. Dedication to the knowing and doing of God's will leads to qualitative changes in levels of happiness, peacefulness, selflessness and the appreciation of the truth and beauty that surrounds us. We find ourselves changing in inexplicable ways and the fruits of the spirit are observable to ourselves and to others.
The inner man has biologic drives that vie for his attention but he also has a drive to understand himself and the world in which he lives. He has a drive to love and be loved -- he has a drive to become whole. The balance and achievement of these goals lies in accessing the energy and guidance of the living spirit which dwells within. God has drawn near to us through His spirit to guide us and comfort us. He becomes what we are to make us what He is. Although His wisdom is beyond knowing, we must learn how to choose it over our own.
The Son of Man introduced us to and intrigues us with the mysterious concept of the Kingdom of Heaven. We need to read His parables over and over again until we can stretch our minds over His words. We now have the knowledge and understanding to solve this ancient mystery. The time is coming for the implementation of a new way of seeing and living. The question is not whether or not we can accomplish this. The question is will we choose to accomplish it.
The will is the simgle most important part of a human being. It is the will that situates us in time and in eternity. We may have grown up in a world of rebellion but we have the power to turn it off with a simple switch.

Dr. Edmund Roache, Author
THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this insightful article. I agree that without looking inward we will never know God -- only find Him. Jonathan, New York

Anonymous said...

Acting on intuition is about all we have to fine truth. Good post!
Janet, SC

Anonymous said...

I agree, we need to take Jesus' parables seriously. They give us truth and wisdom. Thanks! Kane J.,
NJ

Anonymous said...

I like the title of this post and could not agree more that intuition is the key to experiencing the presence of God.
I especially like the last sentence:
"We may have grown up in a world of rebellion but we have the power to turn it off with a simple switch"
I had not looked at our planet in this way. When I read this sentence, a light came on. Thank you!
Heines D., Ala.

Anonymous said...

Interesting article. I've been trying to figure out what is happening on this planet. I have come to the conclusion that we are in a hell of a mess and "we ourselves" are at fault.
The concept of God is confusing to most people. They have a tendency to create Him in their own image --thus falling from grace. We are like sheep who have gone astray and may never find our way back. Even more interesting is that few really care.
I have reached the conclusion that a handful of mortals will survive "in the light". Too bad -- we don't know what we're missing. Matthew, Ohio

Anonymous said...

If people do not see the nature of God in everything that is, and in the temple of their very being I reach out to them in love and compassion.
This is a good article. I like the position Dr. Roache takes. It's interesting and enlightening. Elisabeth in PA

Anonymous said...

The search! Always the search. Without this search for truth, beauty and light, what is of significance? George, St. Louis

Anonymous said...

The search! Always the search. Without this search for truth, beauty and light, what is of significance? George, St. Louis

Anonymous said...

Looks like we're headed for another war in the middle east. Prophecy tells us that we're living in critical times. Thus the opportunity to grow and go inside. Good piece. JR, WIS

Michelle, Wilmington said...

Mind over matter. Tap into the universal intelligence that is our God. We can use our will to make great things happen for His glory, but we will never do so in the spirit of rebellion.

Anonymous said...

The "Son of Man"... True enough, He lived for humanity. Problem is, we don't know much about His life on earth. Wonder how much was deleted from the Bible to keep us ignorant of how he lived so that we could learn from his life and work. Jim, Myrtle Beach

Anonymous said...

I gotta tell you, this is a good post. TMT