Neville Goddard Lecture, The Truth of Christ Is Here

The Truth of Christ Is Here

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There is something in this changing, changing world that never changes, and Scripture refers to that which never changes as Truth, So, Paul said, ―The Truth of Christ is here.‖ Now he defines Christ as ―the power of God and the wisdom of God.‖ He confesses that once he thought Christ to be a man. He said, ―Hereafter, I regard no one from the human point of view. Even though I once regarded Christ from the human point of view, I regard him thus no longer.‖ He saw Christ as a plan – God‘s plan of redemption of man. But really, it was the redemption of himself, because God became man, that man might become God. So, he saw Christ differently and there was no one to this day who was greater than Paul concerning the spread of the knowledge of the truth of Christ. He neverchanged his religion. He said, ―I am of the seed of Abraham of the tribe of Benjamin, a Pharisee of the Pharisees.‖ He knew his Law backwards. But he reinterpreted Scripture in the light of his own experiences, and Paul was the first one to use the word Christ, for his letters preceded the Gospels by at least 25 to 30 years. The Gospels were written after the letters of Paul – whoever Paul was. His first name, as we know from Scripture, was Saul, and Saul was an insane king, chosen by man.

And then Saul‘s name was changed to Paul after he had the vision. And so, in the light of his own experience, he reinterpreted the Scriptures, and then he wrote these thirteen Letters, and he called Christ ―the power of God‖ – the creative power of God – ―and the wisdom of God.‖ Then he said, ―The truth of Christ is infinite.‖ So, listen to what he is talking about when he is talking about, and he only talked about, Christ after he realized the mystery. Now, here tonight we can bring it down to the most wonderful level and show you how to apply this Principle, not forgetting the greatest thing which is the purpose of it all, which is to transform man into God. But really not so much transforming man into God, but to redeem God, Who came down and assumed the limitations and the weaknesses of man, and then He goes back to Himself as He was before, but enhanced by reason of the experience. You did not begin in your mother‘s womb. You were ―in the beginning‖ with God. You are God! And it was God who made the decision who came down into this world called death, and assumed the weaknesses and the limitations of man. You will return to the Being that you were prior to coming down. As the Psalmist said, ―Rouse thyself. Why sleepest Thou, O Lord? Awake! Do not cast us off forever.‖ It is God-in-man that is sleeping and dreaming this Dream of Life. Paul realized it, and he knew that while we are dreaming the Dream of Life, we could dream it as we would like to dream. If you ever discover yourself dreaming, you can either awake from the dream or control the dream. If you know you are dreaming, you can control it. I tell you, you are God dreaming this Dream of Life. You may not know you are; I am telling you that you are. You can put it to the test, and no power in the world can stop it because there is no other power. ―Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God.‖ That Power is buried in you! When you say, ―I am,‖ that‘s God! Now, what are you assuming that you are? You can assume anything in this world, for the Being assuming is God. Can you believe in the reality of your assumption?

Can you believe that which at the moment your reason denies and your senses deny? Can you believe it? If you can believe it, no power in the world can stop it from objectifying in this world of ours, but no one. Let me share with you some of my own discoveries. We go back, now, to the Psalmist, and the Psalmist asks the question concerning this life: he said, ―Send Thy light and Thy truth to me. Let them bring me to Thy holy hill and to Thy dwelling.‖ (Psalm 43:3) Now, when the story is told, it takes a man to tell it, for it takes a man to express the power of God and the wisdom of God, and this one makes the claim, ―I am the Light of the world. I am the Truth.‖ So, when the Psalmist pleads to the Light and the Truth to lead him, and to lead him to the hill and the dwelling of God, one comes into the world in whom the Light unfolds and the Truth unfolds, and he declares, ―I am the Light of the world. I am the Truth.‖ Yes, ―I am the Way, I am the Truth, I am the Light‖ – the one and only true and living way. To what? To the Source of all creation, called in Scripture ―the Father.‖ ―No one comes to the Father but by Me, for I am the Way and the Truth and the Life.‖ But Paul discovered this was not a man. This was a pattern. So, in him, Christ became the Pattern Man. ―Follow the pattern of the true words which you have heard from me. Guard the truth which has been entrusted to you by the Holy Spirit who dwells within us.‖ Do not turn to the left or the right. You guard this Truth; and the Truth is the pattern of ―the true words, which you have heard from me.‖ He knew his Old Testament. There was no other testament. He never quoted any other book. He didn‘t quote the great classics proceeding the age, only the Old Testament. And here he saw it in an entirely different light. He saw the Old Testament as an adumbration, an intimation, and then, when it happened in him, he reinterpreted the Old in the light of his own experience, and then he told it. Then came our Evangelists, who told it for our sake, and told it in the form of a man. ―For truth embodied in a tale Shall enter in at lowly doors.‖ [Tennyson]

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