Gregory Neal | – "The Wind Blows"

John 3:8
By: Dr. Gregory S. Neal
Senior Pastor: First United Methodist Church of Farmersville, Texas
May 30, 2021

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  1. T-8.IV.8.6 Your identification is with the Father and with the Son. 7 It cannot be with One and not the Other. 8 If you are part of One you must be part of the Other, because They are One. 9 The Holy Trinity is holy because It is One. 10 If you exclude yourself from this union, you are perceiving the Holy Trinity as separated. 11 You must be included in It, because It is everything. 12 Unless you take your place in It and fulfill your function as part of It, the Holy Trinity is as bereft as you are. 13 No part of It can be imprisoned if Its truth is to be known.

    T-3.II.5. Nothing can prevail against a Son of God who commends his spirit into the Hands of his Father. 2 By doing this the mind awakens from its sleep and remembers its Creator. 3 All sense of separation disappears. 4 The Son of God is part of the Holy Trinity, but the Trinity Itself is One. 5 There is no confusion within Its Levels, because They are of one Mind and one Will. 6 This single purpose creates perfect integration and establishes the peace of God. 7 Yet this vision can be perceived only by the truly innocent. 8 Because their hearts are pure, the innocent defend true perception instead of defending themselves against it. 9 Understanding the lesson of the Atonement they are without the wish to attack, and therefore they see truly. 10 This is what the Bible means when it says, "When he shall appear (or be perceived) we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is."

    T-5.I.3.2 I [Jesus] have said already that I can reach up and bring the Holy Spirit down to you, but I can bring Him to you only at your own invitation. 3 The Holy Spirit is in your right mind, as He was in mine. 4 The Bible says, "May the mind be in you that was also in Christ Jesus," and uses this as a blessing. 5 It is the blessing of miracle-mindedness. 6 It asks that you may think as I thought, joining with me in Christ thinking.

    T-5.I.4. The Holy Spirit is the only part of the Holy Trinity that has a symbolic function. 2 He is referred to as the Healer, the Comforter and the Guide. 3 He is also described as something "separate," apart from the Father and from the Son. 4 I myself said, "If I go I will send you another Comforter and he will abide with you." 5 His symbolic function makes the Holy Spirit difficult to understand, because symbolism is open to different interpretations. 6 As a man and also one of God's creations, my right thinking, which came from the Holy Spirit or the Universal Inspiration, taught me first and foremost that this Inspiration is for all. 7 I could not have It myself without knowing this. 8 The word "know" is proper in this context, because the Holy Spirit is so close to knowledge that He calls it forth; or better, allows it to come. 9 I have spoken before of the higher or "true" perception, which is so near to truth that God Himself can flow across the little gap. 10 Knowledge is always ready to flow everywhere, but it cannot oppose. 11 Therefore you can obstruct it, although you can never lose it.

    T-5.I.5. The Holy Spirit is the Christ Mind which is aware of the knowledge that lies beyond perception. 2 He came into being with the separation as a protection, inspiring the Atonement principle at the same time. 3 Before that there was no need for healing, for no one was comfortless. 4 The Voice of the Holy Spirit is the Call to Atonement, or the restoration of the integrity of the mind. 5 When the Atonement is complete and the whole Sonship is healed there will be no Call to return. 6 But what God creates is eternal. 7 The Holy Spirit will remain with the Sons of God, to bless their creations and keep them in the light of joy.

    (Source: A Course in Miracles)