(v 31 - 46) The sheep and the goats are the thoughts within your mind. Both are within your mind now. When you look at the world, you may look with the thoughts of sheep or you may look with the thoughts of goats. When you look at your brother, you may look with the thoughts of sheep or you may look with the thoughts of goats. The thoughts of sheep are God-centered thoughts. They are thoughts of love, oneness, sharing, peace and joy. Within the thoughts of sheep, there is no thought of separation. Within the thoughts of sheep, everything is the same, blanketed with peace and love and the security of God. These are your real thoughts, because they are based on reality. The thoughts of goats seem to be the opposite. Although they may sometimes seem like love, it is love for oneself separate from the love of others. Although they may sometimes seem like peace, it is peace for one's way separate from the way of others. For the thoughts of goats are thoughts based on the illusion of separateness. When you listen to these thoughts, you believe the illusion to be real. What you believe shall be your experience, and so your mind will seem to be but a herd of goats. I am the Light of the world. I have come to show you that goats are but shadow thoughts within your mind based on a belief in illusion. Look to Me, and ask for help. We will sort through the herd together. The sheep shall be separated from the goats. The sheep shall last forever, and the goats shall be no more.
NTI Matthew, Chapter 26
(v 1 - 5)Now you must choose where you will decide to look. Your decision will show you what you will see.
(v 6 - 13)Let your confusion go. Your confusion is based on a belief in the world, but you will not see that the world is not real if you choose to hold onto your confusion. With every thought that comes into your mind, you must make a decision:
Will I believe this thought and keep it, or will I let this thought go?
Thoughts of doubt, confusion, fear, attack and guilt seem justified within a world of doubt, confusion, fear, attack and pain, but this is why I have told you that the world is not real. For if the world was real, your thoughts would be justified. If these thoughts are justified, your pain must be real. But I tell you, there is no justification for these thoughts, and your pain is not real. And this is where I ask you to put your faith. If you put your faith with Me, you will see that the world is not real.
(v 14 - 16) Judas' confusion was real for him, as your confusion is real for you. Judas did not let his confusion go. Judas believed the world and believed his thoughts, and so Judas did what his thoughts told him to do. Do not misunderstand. Judas did not betray Jesus, because Jesus could not be betrayed. In the world, Judas seemed to turn Jesus over for crucifixion, but the crucifixion of the Son of God is not real. Therefore, Judas did nothing but believe his confusion, and Judas only did this for a little while.
(v 17 - 19) The story of Jesus continues with what seems to be a focus on the world. I ask you to look beyond the world with Me as we look at this story. The truth will set you free.
(v20 - 24) The fear of God has led to attack and hatred, and so it is attack and hatred you see and feel through this scripture. Remember what I have told you. Fear will keep you from Me. Trust that these feelings of anger are intended only to hide your fear of Me. And what is hidden is carefully protected. Is it your fear that you would protect?Choose now to let your anger, attack and hatred go. They serve you not. Rest with Me in faith instead.
(v 25) Now, as you read this scripture you see that it is you who have betrayed yourself. For in your belief of your own thoughts, you hide the truth of who you are.
This is the truth of your illusion: It stays with you through no power but your own. And the truth shall set you free.
(v 26 - 30) Too much importance has been placed on this event called the Last Supper. Jesus did not intend for this event to become a holy ritual within the world. For if he had intended it to become a ritual, he would be implying that his death meant something. And the purpose of Jesus' decision to continue with the crucifixion was to show that death means nothing.
Jesus celebrated this Passover with his apostles, because it was Jewish tradition. Things of the world were not important to Jesus by this time, but the traditions were important to his apostles. And so he celebrated with them out of love, and he chose to use the celebration as a teaching opportunity. He used the bread as a symbol of the body to show the meaninglessness of the body. For one would not eat something that was holy. He would place it on an altar and give it praise. The wine represents communion or oneness. He used the wine to teach forgiveness by asking them all to drink from the same cup and by speaking of forgiveness as they drank.
Let go of the world. Forgive the belief in separateness. Truly, we are one.
This was the message of the Last Supper.
(v 31 - 35)Fear must be released. You must look at your fear and trust that it is not real, or it will hold you back. Fear can keep you from Me. Jesus knew that Peter was afraid and that Peter believed his fear, but Jesus did not condemn him for this. Jesus only wanted Peter to see his fear and realize that it is an obstacle to God. In this way, Peter could choose to let his fear go. Peter preferred to deny his fear, because it frightened him. And so he denied his fear to Jesus. What is denied is buried, and what is buried is carefully protected. Jesus knew this of Peter, and so he lovingly gave Peter the opportunity to notice his fear. This was a gift from Jesus to his brother, Peter. The truth is within, and the truth is a bright light so glorious that you cannot but begin to imagine it. But you do not see this light, because it is clouded by fear and guilt and sorrow.