reply to post by ProfessorChaos
- thanks for the thread PC
.. its a most opressing day , i hope i m not too random ;
first, i think that, overall, whole of ATS is very much respecting your thread -
since you started the topic very kindly and reasonable,
and i consider it a compliment to the members that they respect that
...second, the [inherent] 'danger' of a thread like this is, that it *can* end up in a Competition,
- eventhough i saw you really want to maintain the right sphere
I have a brother, who is searching very much - in fact he is preacher -
and has a very difficult time with "not expieriencing the God he preaches"
Yet he continues,
and not out of Willfullness or [negative] stubbornness, but simply because he trusts the Promise.
so it seems,
that there are many...types of believers,
or perhaps better "different types of Hurdles",
and that certain believers are asked to conquer those specific type of hurdles
..lets imagine those Hurdles being things as "physical illness" or " mindpower" or "domination in a relationship" or " addiction" or
"divination" - perhaps there are even as much as 144.000 Attributes, which were once perfect - but have Fallen, and became Distorted [ like the
...what He does, is place a specific Attribute upon a person, a soul,
and that soul is asked to Cónquer that [fallen] Attribute
and, when finally conquered, the Attribute is free, and can go back to Him,
and bý that freeing, the Soul, who carried that attribute, is freed, as well
..thats why satan will bury that soul with problems
and a 100 methods to let that person give up
let him win the lottery - so he will forget his task -
or make it Impossible for him to continue
..either way is good
Usually, the type of person is related to the type of Hurdle
.......for example : i ve been never seriously physically ill ; so i would not have any Legal Right to can "conquer the Attribute named Physical
- but i know there are others, whom i havent met yet - who are struggling exactly with thát. More : there are 144.000 óthers who are battling their
own specific attribute.
I will not win, withóut them : as they will not win without me.
..this is what the parable of the Talents is about:
not, as most naively think, about "talents, given to the Ego of a person" ,
but these talents are "Attributes"
..why was the master so angry about the talent, He gave to the servant - and who buried it ?
- because if even 1 Attribute is "buried" , then no rapture - and therefore No Kingdom - will happen.
"Buried" meaning here, that this perticular Soul sénsed that an attribute was placed upon him : but he tried to Evade it, evade to fight it, and
just try being happy in the world.
..i dont think it is so much about ' who has met or seen the most impressive things'
but , in fact,
all that matters, is that every person should make sure he is not Overlooking the Attribute which was placed upon him - because thát would be Grave