The Promised Land
Jeremiah 23:5 –
Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. In his days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely. And this is the name by which he will be called: The LORD is our righteousness. Therefore, behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when men shall no longer say, As the LORD lives who brought up the sons of Israel out of the land of Egypt, but As the LORD lives who brought up and led the descendants of the house of Israel out of the north country and out of all the countries where he had driven them. Then they shall dwell in their own land.
What does it mean “they shall dwell in their own Promised land?”
Where is your Promised Land? It lies in the upper reaches of your brain. Your body is a temple of God. Gaining access to the upper reaches of your brain allows you to enter your temple. Then unite with the whole family. The Kingdom of God is within your physical body. You don’t need to get on a plane and fly across the world to find the Holy Land. Seek a relationship with the Holy Spirit. Expand your tent to the East and the West to enter God’s Kingdom, and become whole.
The gospel of Mary Magdalene offers a beautiful description of the journey to the promised land:
Gospel of Mary Magdalene: 42:2
My master spoke thus to me. He said, “Miriam, Blessed are you who came into being before coming into being, and whose eyes are set upon the Kingdom, who from the beginning has understood and followed my teachings. Only from the truth I tell you, there is a great tree within you that does not change, summer or winter, and its leaves do not fall. Whosoever listens to my words and ascents to its crown will not taste death, but know the truth of eternal life.“
Gospel of Mary Magdalene: 42:3
Then he showed me a vision in which I saw a great tree that seemed to reach unto the Heavens; and as I saw these things, he said the roots of this tree are in the earth, which is your body. The trunk extends upward through the five regions of humanity to the crown, which is the Kingdom of the Spirit.
What exactly is the trunk of your tree of life?
It is your spinal cord. As your blood vessels stretch to the top of your brain, which is the “crown,” you will enter the Kingdom of God. Your own mind! When Jesus died to save us, his Holy temple fell. We see this symbolized by the crown of thorns wrapped around Jesus’ head at the crucifixion.
The journey to the Promised Land is a personal journey that each one of us must seek. Search the depths of our souls to ascend the Tree of Life, and bring Heaven down to earth. Do not alienate yourself from God or be ignorant to the teachings of Jesus Christ. But seek the Holy Spirit, embark on your journey home, and enter the Kingdom of God.
Thus says the LORD: Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool; what is the house which you would build for me, and what is the place of my rest? All these things my hand has made, and so all these things are mine, says the LORD.
Only when your feet are on solid ground, and you have reached the summit of the tree of life that resides in your head, will Heaven and earth collide. I tell you these things complete in Christ. I cannot make this happen for you; Only you can do this. Eyes have seen, ears have heard, and hearts rejoice at what God will do for one of his children.
Ephesians 4: 15 – 24
Rather, living every way into him who is the head, Christ from whom the whole body joined and held together by every supporting ligament, with the proper functioning of each part, brings about the body’s growth and builds itself up. So I declare and testify in the Lord that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds, darkened in understanding , alienated from the life of God because of their ignorance, because of their hardness of heart, they have become callous and have handed themselves over the licentiousness for the practice of every kind of impurity to excess.
That is not how you learned Christ assuming you have heard of him and were taught in him, as truth is in Jesus, that you should put away the old self of your former way of life, corrupted through deceitful desires and be renewed in the spirit of your minds and put on the new self-created in God’s way in righteousness and holiness of truth.
TRY THIS MEDITATION:
Imagine that to God, your body is the earth. Your brain regions are the nations at war with one another, resolving the conflicts of your truth. And as you find internal peace, you ascend to the summit of your brain or temple. Here you enter God’s Kingdom and join the unified community of the body of Christ. Try to reread scripture with this new perspective and see what transformation and growth may occur in your life.