There was a time when I believed in reincarnation. In all honesty, there have been times when I probably was counting on it. But then the angel Kasyapas showed up, and he is wiser and smarter than I, so one day he said, “Tomorrow is not promised. You can no longer depend on another chance.” (See About page)
So, uh, why not?
“The resurrection of Jesus Christ made reincarnation unnecessary.
"You basically are good, and your sense of shame over your failures has served you well in one sense if only to show you have a conscience. But your failures or successes are nothing. You are nothing, yet you are everything. However, the more you detach from your feelings about failure and success, the emptier you become, which is a dangerous state in which to be. An empty mind is a vacuum most abhorred by nature. A mind empty for even a fraction of a second is a magnet for thought forms seeking host bodies to invade. Therefore, while you try to empty your mind of all that hinders you, you must think on these things: praise, gratitude, and love for the Lord's Christ, who is Jesus.
“The air around you is full of thought forms, both selfless and selfish. Like radio waves, they are part of Creation. They are simply present until a channel attunes to their frequency. Caution. Do not allow yourself to tune into their channel. You must protect yourself. Block them by attuning to the thought form of love. You must not allow yourself to be victimized by selfish thought forms seeking to have their life. They serve not your highest calling. Your highest calling is to co-create with our Creator in whatever way your gift of free will directs you. The more you reach for that place in your mind where you are empty, you become like a circle, an ‘O’. The more empty you are, the more you are the ‘O’ that makes God Good. Hold to that thought: I, of myself, am nothing, yet I am the O that makes GOD GOOD. And I can do all things through Christ, whose pattern is revealed in me. This thought will serve you well as you practice a new way of looking at the things that make up your world.
“Though this a helpful thought, you need more.
“Many life forms stand ready to harm you; others are here to assist you. Some life forms are selfless, some are selfish, some human, some are non-human in the invisible world. Some are just confused and gullible. In your present state, you often do not know the difference. You have not learned to recognize always which is which. Your world is too full of static for you to know for certain, yet you must know for certain. You must learn. You must know.
"You just must know!"
"It is too dangerous for you not to know how to spot what is anti-Christ and what is pro-Christ. You do not have the time you once did to make mistakes and recover from them. You must have standards to help you discern the spirits that surround you. You must be able to replace your cast-out demons with thought forms that will protect you from their seven-fold return, or your new state becomes worse than the first (Matthew 12:45 NIV). Your seeking has brought you to this place. ‘Take off your sandals. The ground on which you stand is holy.’ (Exodus 3:5 and Acts 7:33 NKJV).
"You must have standards to help you discern the spirits that surround you. You must be able to replace your cast-out demons with thought forms that will protect you from their seven-fold return, or your new state becomes worse than the first (Matthew 12:45 NIV). Your seeking has brought you to this place. ‘Take off your sandals. The ground on which you stand is holy.’ (Exodus 3:5 and Acts 7:33 NKJV).
"You must be able to replace your cast-out demons with thought forms that will protect you from their seven-fold return, or your new state becomes worse than the first (Matthew 12:45 NIV). Your seeking has brought you to this place. ‘Take off your sandals. The ground on which you stand is holy.’ (Exodus 3:5 and Acts 7:33 NKJV).
"Your seeking has brought you to this place. ‘Take off your sandals. The ground on which you stand is holy.’ (Exodus 3:5 and Acts 7:33 NKJV).
“This affirmation is an invitation you may hold in your mind:
“All Who Serve the Christ are Welcome Here–
All Others are Forbidden to Enter.”
“You may hold this ideal thought-form in your heart and mind and stand bravely on holy ground before anyone and trust that you will be able to recognize any action, emotion, thought, or attitude as anti-Christ, yet remain safe.
Some form of anti-Christ is going on around you all the time. Do not fear it. Recognize it. 'Ye shall know them by their fruits' (Matthew 7:16 KJV).”
What about people of other religions, with other gods? What about the vast so-called religious thought that permeates the airwaves?
“People do not need to be members of your chosen religion, if you have one, to serve Christ. They do not have to look or think the same as you. The disciples tried to forbid a healer to cast out devils in Jesus’ name because he was not a part of their group. However, Jesus told John, ‘Forbid him not; for he that is not against us is for us.’ (Mark 9:50 KJV)
“You live in a fear-based world. Some are afraid of those who are different. No one group or individual can claim possession of the whole truth. Nevertheless, with All who serve the Christ are Welcome Here as a frame of reference, you are protected. You may move through the world safely, in the company of others who know you not.
“If you use this thought with every circumstance, event, person, belief, idea, prayer, decision and choice that will ever come into your vineyard, into your sphere of awareness for the rest of your life, no fox will ever raid your vineyards. Song of Solomon reminds us it is ‘the little foxes that spoil the vines.’ (Song of Solomon 2:15 KJV)
"That is a big IF.
“All who serve the Christ are Welcome Here is an idea radical in its inclusiveness and almost incomprehensible in its simplicity.
“This affirmation could render every belief system in the entire world since man was made a conscious, thinking entity, partly right and partly wrong, Every belief system is based on somebody else being wrong. The truth is, somebody is wrong, but who? How do you know? How do you know with certainty? And is knowing with certainty even necessary?
“It is better to know with certainty when someone is misinformed or lacks information. Many are well-intentioned but lack the intelligence to ferret out the hidden truths. Others proceed on the erroneous assumption that the whole truth is written in documents not yet discovered. Others are lying for profit. Others lie to gain control of a people. Still, others believe they are right and will hear nothing that does not agree with their firmly entrenched notions. These are the ones who would impose their ideas on you and kill you if you do not agree with them.
“All over the globe and in almost every country zealots willingly die rather than be wrong. Here in America some would gladly condemn you to an eternal hell rather than admit they might not know it all. They do not want to know that there might be more to it than what they can see, touch, and smell. These are the ones who would take your money, suck your soul dry, and leave you withered and alone, useless to yourselves and others. They come in all colors, all races, all nationalities and all forms, human and non-human.
“All over the globe live those who have inherited an environment of hatred and separation, but not everyone is like that. Others have inherited an environment of love and tolerance. These too come in all colors, races, nationalities, and forms.
“The planet is populated by people with an infinite variety of belief systems. You have different languages, different values, and different gods. Yet you must learn to live together. You do not have to agree with one another. Not all nations and peoples have to blend into one nation, one people. In fact, the Creator would forbid it.
"There is one truth and only one: Your eternal fate depends on what you do regarding our Lord Jesus Christ."
This is a lot to take in. I'm glad I don't have to sort it out. When I remember reincarnation is no longer necessary, I say, 'Praise the Lord," and mean it.