I continue to get more out of the book of Jonas. In Matthew 12:41, Jesus said…The men of Nineveh shall rise in Judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonas, and behold, a greater than Jonas is here
And in verse 42 He states…The queen of the South shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it, for she came from the uttermost parts of the Earth top hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
The people of Nineveh prayed for forgiveness from a God they thought existed in the sky. They had no idea that He was the reality of each of them, that He was the "I" within them. They repented, but they were still unaware that there was an alternative to death, and that that alternative (their Eternal reality) lay in the realization that God was their reality! The same great Truth was missing from the teachings of Solomon! And it is still missing from the teachings of the Worlds Churches today!
A greater than Jonas is here! A greater than Solomon is here! In fact, there is actually no one here other than God…other than the Father! He was who 'Jonas' was…He was who 'Solomon' was! He was who 'Jesus' was! He is the reality of us all! He is the I AM within us! This realization is our greatest and most priceless inheritance! He endowed us with Eternal Life! All we have to do to receive it, is to acknowledge Him as our reality, and through His grace and in His strength, walk AS Him! Realize that it is He who thinks when we think, and who speaks when we speak. Know that God is the reality of every 'man' on Earth, doing unto others, as we would have them do unto us! Know that God's Life is the Light of men, and walk in that Light; for only as we walk in this consciousness, (in God consciousness) can we experience that greatest of all transformations…the transfiguration; enabling us to ascend into the Heavens as beings of Light… partakers of God's Eternal reality! We are the only organisms on the Planet that embody the capacity to enter the Heavens as beings of Light…as sons and daughters of God in every sense of the word! For out of the Mind of God, we have been fearfully and wonderfully made!