(v 19,20) The truth of the history of the world is that it is the spreading of this Light through one mind that seemed to be made dark by a moment of confusion. But it is the Light that lives, and it is the Light that is being watered. So it is the Light that is our joy and our focus. That realization is representative of our truth.
(v 21 - 22) I ask you not to look at the world and be sad for what it seems to be. I ask you to look at the world and be happy for what it is. See there, within the world, the Light that cannot be extinguished. See there, within the world, the evidence of Love Alive. Love your brothers for their truth, watering, therefore, the Light that is the truth within them.
(v 23 - 25) You are freed of your need to judge as you are freed of your belief in separation. You are freed of your belief in separation as you are willing to water the bush of Light with Me. Through your willingness you are healed. Through your willingness, you are free. Through your willingness the darkness of confusion is lifted, and the oneness of Heart is known.
(v 26 - 29) You and your brothers are one. I am one with you. This is our joy, as you are coming to know. Lay down your judgment and welcome our truth. What is one cannot be separated, and what is not separate cannot be judged. Be willing to lay down your judgment with Me. 'I will show you through the guidance of your Heart how to seek judgment no more.
NTI Galatians, Chapter 4
(v 17) The message that you hear from My lips is a consistent message. It is the message of love and freedom. You can misunderstand My message when you listen through the ears of judgment. You can take My message of freedom and make of it a slave. In this way, My message is lost to you.
I ask you to lay down your judgment and listen to Me with clarity. Lay aside your own wishes, that you may know what it is that I say.
(v 8 - 20) The world is something you look upon and believe is real. When you make this mistake you pay homage to a false god. Your false god takes many forms, but always its purpose is the same. It is the purpose you have given it. The purpose of the world, as it is seen and believed, is to tell you that you are separate. When you believe the world, this is the message you receive.
Do not judge yourself for believing the world. When you judge yourself you agree you are separate. For in order to be judged you must be separate from something that you can be judged against. My purpose for this discussion is not to judge you or to tempt you to judge yourself, but to help you to see what you do with the power of your mind. I said that the world is a false god. Every part of it is an idol. Each idol represents the god so that even the false message of separateness is one.
Let's take a moment to look at a few of the idols that teach the message of their god. Let's look at the way this message is sent, received and learned.
The world contains different people with different personalities and different points of view. Sometimes commonalities between people are strong, but always there are differences to keep them apart.
The world contains different places that look different and seem different in weather, formation and animal life. Each place has its beauty that you may commune with, but each place also offers threats to remind you it is separate.
The world offers experiences that you may learn from, adapt to and enjoy. Masses of people may share the same experiences and join through them, but always there are others with different experiences with whom you cannot seem to join.
The world is effective as a teacher of separateness, because it allows you to join, and still it tells you that you are separate. In this way, it is an effective false god. But can a false god create itself? Can a false god develop and deliver its own messages? Who makes the false god a god?
It is the one who worships it that made it. For the one who worships it had a desire, and through the image of the false god, that desire seems to be manifest. But is the message of the false god true if it was made apart from God and attributed to an image that isn't real? What keeps the false message alive within experience?
It is the mind of its maker that holds up the false image through its worship of the false image and its practice of its message. Without the involvement of its maker, the false god is without power, because the false god is without power. All power is of its maker.
To one who makes a false god, that god becomes real through worship. No longer does the god seem lifeless, but the god seems real and powerful through the worship that is given it. Then the maker, who was the cause of the god, seems to become subject to the god, which now seems to be the maker. This is as it seems, and this is how it is believed and practiced. But what seems is not truth, and what is truth is not changed by that which seems.
(v 21 - 31) Paul shares the story of Hagar and Sarah, and Abraham's two sons, Ishmael and Isaac. He uses this story to teach a lesson, that the story may be used to remember. Let Me do the same. For all things may be used figuratively to teach the message of the Holy Spirit.
Abraham's wife, Sarah, was barren. And Abraham had faith in the Lord. This is like you who look on the world and do not see promise. And yet, you have faith that there must be promise you cannot see. Abraham's wife wished that he had a child, just as you wish to know yourself complete. So she gave him her slave girl, Hagar, and Hagar bore a child for Abraham.