“Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more;
But ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.”
“He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them,
He it is that loveth me, and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him and will manifest myself to him” John 14:19 & 21
These words summarize the significance of our faith, “Christian Spiritual Ministries Inc.”
Put simply, that which we term “Proof of Survival”, through the visitation of loved ones who have passed to higher life, gives certainty that the words attributed to Jesus are a reality. Through the spiritual gifts, described in detail in I Corinthians, chapters 12, 13 & 14, in particular, we are guided in the pursuit of Divine Love. The practice of opening to Divine guidance through prayer and meditation, to receive words of wisdom and inspiration enhances our spiritual growth and helps in all matters of earthly life. It helps us to help others.
To know that those we mourn are continuing to progress in spiritual wisdom and love, gives comfort for the present time, and encourages each one to aspire to a higher calling, beyond this earthly experience. It reinforces the truth that life here and hereafter is, indeed, continuous. It reinforces the conviction that Moses and Elias did appear standing with Jesus, and were seen by the disciples, in the “Transfiguration” and they heard them speaking. (Matthew 17, Mark 9, Luke 9) It reinforces the desire to live life more abundantly as seekers of Divine Love and Truth, in our daily walk and to accept the spiritual aspects of wisdom as guiding principles in all things.
With the certainty of eternal life, we are compelled to follow the commandments of Jesus the Christ, to pursue love and forgiveness for all and to be constant in prayer for strength and peace, to abide in Christ consciousness. This privilege brings great joy in living and enables us to overcome our fears and earthly sufferings.
“If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love;
even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and
abide in his love. This is my commandment that ye
love one another, as I have loved you.
Greater love hath no man than this,
that a man lay down his life for his friends.
This truth encompasses, includes and transcends all faiths and religions known to humankind.
BREATHE ON ME BREATH OF GOD, FILL ME WITH LIFE ANEW, THAT I MAY LOVE WHAT THOU DOST LOVE, AND DO WHAT THOU WOULDST DO.