Posted by Roberta Grimes • December 19, 2020 • 38 Comments
Jesus, The Source, The Teachings of Jesus
O come, O come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here,
Until the Son of God appear.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.
– From “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” (9th Century Latin Hymn, Translated 1861)
Every human-made god has human flaws, and none of them has been very believable. Primitive people who had no way to understand reality would believe anything! But as we have become more sophisticated, we gradually have begun to find that reality can indeed be puzzled out. It makes sense. And Moloch, wearing cattle-horns and with a fire in his belly to burn up babies, frankly doesn’t make any sense. A Christian God with a long white beard who sits on a judgment-throne is also unbelievable. It is no wonder that traditional religions are losing their last hold on our minds.
Our felt need to find and worship gods is so ancient and so persistent that it is one of the characteristics that define humanity. And as Moloch would tell you, where there’s smoke, there’s fire! So it is no surprise that a genuine Godhead gradually is being revealed to us that makes sense and is consistent with the rest of reality. And wonderfully, God turns out to be both infinite power and perfect love. Our minds had for so long been obsessed with fearing our judgmental human-made gods that the Godhead knew that in the fullness of our eventually beginning to understand reality we would need a divine reset. Those old gods would have to be cleared away, and the Godhead would need to reveal Itself sufficiently for us to come to know and love our true Creator God.
And so it was that two thousand years ago a Member of the highest aspect of the Godhead actually was born as God on earth. We cannot know why at that particular moment in earth-time God chose to enter the human world, nor why the message that God revealed was soon thereafter imprisoned inside a religion that for the next two thousand years insisted that the Son of God had been born just so He could die as a sacrifice. The notion that a loving God could want to watch His Only Son being murdered is yet another awful human-made idea about a fallible human-like god. But at last, in this new century we have built a reasonable understanding of the reality that we think we see around us. We also have discovered and begun to understand the greater reality of which this material universe is a tiny part. And, wonderfully, we have begun to learn enough about the genuine Godhead that continuously manifests this universe that we can at last put every false god aside!
And we have been amazed to learn that Jesus is a whole lot more important than anything Christians have imagined Him to be. Jesus, born two thousand years ago, was actually born as God on earth! It may have happened only once, but in fact it did happen. There was a time when God briefly walked among us.
Perhaps a dozen Old Testament passages have been cited as predictions of the birth of Jesus. To be frank, most are vague and dubious. But one of them is amazingly a genuine prediction of the coming of Jesus and of what He will accomplish, and it was delivered almost a thousand years before the Lord was born. Jesse was the father of King David, who was Jesus’s earthly ancestor. This glorious prediction by the great Isaiah is my favorite passage in the whole Old Testament:
Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse,
And a Branch from his roots will bear fruit.
The Spirit of the Lord will rest on Him,
The spirit of wisdom and understanding,
The spirit of counsel and strength,
The spirit of knowledge and fear of the Lord.
And He will delight in the fear of the Lord,
And He will not judge by what His eyes see,
Nor make decisions by what His ears hear;
But with righteousness He will judge the poor,
And decide with fairness for the humble of the earth;
And He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth,
And with the breath of His lips He will slay the wicked.
Also righteousness will be the belt around His hips,
And faithfulness the belt around His waist.
And the wolf will dwell with the lamb,
And the leopard will lie down with the young goat,
And the calf and the young lion and the fattened steer will be together;
And a little boy will lead them.
Also the cow and the bear will graze,
Their young will lie down together,
And the lion will eat straw like the ox.
The nursing child will play by the hole of the cobra,
And the weaned child will put his hand on the viper’s den.
They will not hurt or destroy in all My holy mountain,
For the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord
As the waters cover the sea (Isaiah 11:1-9).
So then, in the fullness of earthly time, Isaiah’s prophesy began to be fulfilled:
“In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all the inhabited earth… And all the people were on their way to register for the census, each to his own city. Now Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, in order to register along with Mary, who was betrothed to him, and was pregnant. While they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
“In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock at night. And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood near them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. And so the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.’ And suddenly there appeared with the angel a multitude of the heavenly army of angels praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom His favor rests.’ When the angels had departed from them into heaven, the shepherds began saying to one another, “Let’s go straight to Bethlehem, then, and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us’” (LK 2:1-16).
It is likely that little of what Christians believe about Jesus’s birth is true. His lineage to David is through Joseph, who was His likely father. He probably was not born of a virgin in December. The oddly humble details of His birth don’t matter, and nor does the name by which God on earth chose to be called make any difference. The cultural details of the all-too-human religion that was built around Jesus a quarter of a millennium after His birth also needn’t be debated now, because none of that matters at all.
The only thing that matters as we celebrate the birth of Jesus is that two thousand years ago He came to us as God on earth. And He came as our Savior indeed! He tells us in the Gospels that He came to save us from ignorance and fear, and to teach us how to relate to the genuine Godhead so we can raise our personal spiritual vibrations sufficiently to bring the kingdom of God on earth. His mission is nothing less than the spiritual uplifting of all of humankind! The great Isaiah foretold His coming, and he even foretold the Lord’s earthly mission. And now, in the long sweep of human history, in the fullness of God’s time, you and I have the joy of being here to witness the ultimate flowering of Isaiah’s ancient prophesy.
O come, Thou Dayspring, from on high,
And cheer us by Thy drawing nigh;
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
And death’s dark shadows put to flight.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.
– From “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” (9th Century Latin Hymn, Translated 1861)
38 thoughts on “The Prophesy Is Fulfilled”
happy christmas roberta from terence may uk i read your post every sunday
Oh dear Terence, thank you, and I hope your own Christmas will be glorious! I’m sending you hugs across the silver sea 🙂
Christmas means nothing to me as it’s a total human fabrication. Humans are programmed robots, they are prisoners of their ideas and traditions. Jesus came to try to put us back on track, but it didn’t work, bcoz our primitive thinking took over, once again.
To me, people like Roberta Grimes are the real saviors. I can’t wait for the day (cause I’m sure I’ll be back in another life time)) when all religions and countries’ borders will have disappeared
Dear Francois, I very much admire your passion and your frankness! But I blush to find you saying such a thing about me, because it really isn’t me you are praising. Plain Roberta doesn’t have a clue! But, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Phil 4:13). Saint Paul said that. And for the first time in my life, I can see how literally true it is!
Wow, thanks for totally shooting down my beliefs, my gods and goddesses, and my trust in you. Done with following you.
Dear Kathleen, At first I thought about not approving your comment when it arrived on Sunday. We generally don’t approve the few we get that are pointlessly negative. But I have approved it now, a day late, because what you have said here isn’t really pointless at all! I think your experience of having dearly beloved beliefs in gods and goddesses that evidence tells us are not real but are instead human-made is probably a common one. And of course you won’t trust someone who tells you these creatures are not real!
I find your reaction painful, actually. Who wants to feel rejected, and who wants to be told she is being seen to be attacking some good soul’s belief system?
Dear Kathleen, I wish you godspeed and much joy in your journey, wherever it may take you. I ask just that you keep an open mind as further evidence develops that gives us an ever better understanding of what actually is going on, but you were open-minded enough to read here at first so it’s clear that you are trying to keep an open mind. I’m sending you a hug and wishing you a very Merry Christmas! (Or Winter Solstice. Whatever your own winter holiday might be.)
My dear Kathleen, I sense that you can’t be done with these posts. The light that fades our illusions is a shock at first. I assure you that it’s no coincidence that you’re reading Roberta’s blog. From my prospective WE are gods and goddesses. The kingdom of heaven is within.
Oh dear Ray, thank you for this! “The light that fades our illusions is a shock at first” is so profoundly true! I see it repeatedly in emails from readers and listeners, and occasionally in comments here as well. And yes, our friend Kathleen was probably led here by her guides. That happens so often that I am used to it now: some emailer or commenter will say that having found me is an answer to their prayer for guidance. Frankly, someone’s saying that is the most extraordinary gift that I ever receive!
But each of us must learn and grow in our own way, and in our own time. There are many paths because each of us is different, but they all take us to the same desstination.
Dear Roberta, Thank you so much for all you do. I know I was led here, and am ever so grateful.
Christmas Blessings to you and your family Beautiful Roberta !
Thank you for sharing your wisdom and insights with us!
God Bless You!❤️
Oh dear Linda, I hope you and yours will have a beautiful Christmas! Please always know that the fact that you take some precious time each week to read what I have written is the greatest gift I could possibly receive. I am so grateful!
Merry Christmas , Roberta, and many thanks for your weekly posts. I welcome the spiritual challenges involved with discerning the true meaning of Christmas in spite of all the human fabrications.
Dear Thomas, Merry Christmas to you, too! It is indeed a spiritual challenge to work to separate the Lord’s pure and entirely love-based intent from its ages-old accretion of human-made ideas and come to ever more perfectly understand and live the truth. But it is so gloriously worth the struggle!
I wish you, your husband and all your family a beautiful Christmas. May you ever be blessed my dear.
Thomas and your good self are really helping us see who the real Jesus actually is and what he wishes for humanity. May your work, and that of those who are with you, result in making Our Lord feel happy about humanity in the end.
Love and respect,
Oh my dear Efrem, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you as well! And my dear, I really think that Jesus already is pretty happy with us, and I am glad to be able to say that. His yoke is easy and His burden is light! He really asks so little of us: that we learn to ever better love in the divine and spiritually transforming way that God loves, and in order to do that He wants us to learn ever more perfect forgiveness. So very little, really!
HI ROBERTA THANKS FOR GREAT READING IN 2020 ,I HOPE YOU HAVE A GOOD SAFE XMAS ….FROM GARY DOWN UNDER IN AUSTRALIA.
Dear Gary, thank you for your wonderful participation here! Some wonderful Australian folks read this series and either comment or send me emails, which is so good of all of you. I’m sending you a big hug from the other side of the big blue marble!
Dear Roberta and everybody,
Merry Christmas and thank you to all for the opportunity to experience these revelations of the true Spirit of the Christ with you.
My dear friend Mike, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Thank you for all your wonderful and thoughtful contributions here. My goodness, aren’t we having fun?!
Mike, I also wish you and all our blog family a very Merry Christmas. We are truly sharing this unique learning and transformational experience via Roberta’s expansive blog.
All of us who share thoughts, knowledge and feelings here are enriched by each other. All those who read and reflect but do not comment directly are part of our family and no less important contributors to our rich, group experience here….
It’s all of us together as a whole, right?
Dear Efrem, how beautifully said! Thank you! It is indeed all of us together who make this community work. Sometimes, to be frank, I feel like our weakest link, trying to stay a step ahead of all of you 🙂
Hello Roberta! Wishing you and your family a very joyous Christmas and a very happy New Year! Thank you for sharing your knowledge and wisdom for all of us to learn the true reality. It is very exciting and I am reading everything I can to educate myself to learn to live by Jesus’s teachings and understand our new reality of one mind and our eternal lives. Thank you again for your most valuable contributions.
Lots of love, Carole
Dear Carole, thank you for your lovely words! I am delighted to hear from you, and very happy indeed that I can be of help to you. All of this is such wondrous fun! Merry Christmas, dear Carole, and best wishes for a glorious 2021!
Sending you a Christmas NewYear big hug back from the other side of the big blue marble down under. Your words are a guiding light for me, they help shift me beyond my old religious constructs into the vibrant freedom of connecting inner/outer with the Godhead in our current earth school. Your teachings have enabled me to ease into being a first responder in hope, grace and encouragement. Thank you for your service Roberta.
Oh my dear Helen, I love that! “Your teachings have enabled me to ease into being a first responder in hope, grace, and encouragement.” That is absolutely beautiful. Thank you!!
Wishing you and your the most wonderful Christmas and a happy and healthy 2021.
I was brought up in the Christian tradition therefore Jesus was my role model , however would it be superior of me to think that other religions have also been shown the true nature of god through their “prophets” making god the universe source etc much much bigger . I look forward to your wonderful insights
Kindest regards Louise
Hello, Louise, please indulge me as I humbly take a stab at addressing the point you raise ahead of Roberta’s reply. She will set me straight if I am off. There have been numerous wise prophets and teachers in the perceived timeline of not just this planet but all of Creation. Many religious traditions spring from their insights and witnessing. What Jesus did was take very esoteric spiritual growth processes and boil them down so that no one needs to educate themselves to understand: forgive everything, every time; love everyone, everywhere.
No one earthly philosophy or religion can comprehend the mystic quality of All that Is, but each one has a tiny piece right. Each one, especially Christianity, has more pieces wrong. From people who fish for a living to paupers and even scholars, the teachings of Jesus are simple, straightforward and, if we can get beyond our belief that there has to be a catch, effective. We don’t even need to be religious to follow and grow from His teachings.
Thank you so so much for kindly replying to my question I deeply appreciate it coming from the highlands of scotland where religion is embedded into every part of our being ..so to ask questions against the establishment is mutiny …
I am actually drawn so to your opinion the straightforwardness and absolute unconditional love of a man who rocked tradition… may I ask do you truly believe that he was actually GOD or just tuned so vibrationally high that he was in direct contact with the Godhead ? I would truly appreciate your opinion
Dear Louise, I hope you won’t mind if I suggest an answer your question about the nature of Jesus. In fact, as we are coming to understand reality, the answer to both of your questions about Jesus is apparently “Yes.”
The gods we always have worshiped, including the Christian God, have been human-created and built on a human model: they were powerful but petty and judgmental. Often cranky. But the genuine Godhead has no human failings at all, doesn’t judge, and loves us infinitely. More and more we are coming to find evidence that the genuine Godhead is actually a Collective of Perfected Beings. And Thomas tells me that Jesus came to us as a Perfected Being from the highest aspect of the Godhead. There is evidence in the Gospels, too, that this is true. So Jesus did indeed come to us as both humanity perfected and God on earth!
Louise, naturally Roberta provided a better answer than I could have. I was going to say it is a subject for its own blog post to answer. My short response is “yes,” though not in the way we Christians have been taught.
Dear Mike, I think your response to Louise is wonderful! Thank you so much! Your last paragraph, especially, is such wisdom. Yes, in fact religions actually get in the way of our growing as Jesus came to teach us to grow, since religious fears are to spiritual growth as acid is to new-fallen snow. Once we clear all that away, it is so easy to trust Jesus, free ourselves, and simply rise naturally!
Dear Louise, I have just interviewed for Seek Reality Betty Kovacs, who is a Ph.D.-level expert in ancient myths and symbolic language (will be aired in about three weeks). Betty talked specifically about how ancient myths and symbols, dreams, and visions all come together to tell us the truth; essentially, she has come to the same conclusions about reality that I have by beginning entirely in these ancient myths and symbols! So, yes, the Godhead’s moves to enlighten humankind are not limited to the mission of Jesus alone. But His work is really the easiest to follow for most Westerners!
I have been on this blog for quite some time and it has been a great experience. Much of what I learned in the past has been confirmed and I also learned a lot of new information that I did not know before, especially in terms of history, and in some ways, I feel like I have been going to school I love blogs like this, as it gives us all a chance to participate in discussions. With that being said, I am totally grateful to Roberta and all of you all for helping me, and I wish for you the best Christmas ever and much happiness in 2021
Oh dear Lola, thank you so much for all that you do here! I wish you the happiest possible Christmas, so much joy in 2021, and the glorious ongoing pleasure of learning forever!
I don’t think it matters when we celebrate Jesus’ birth, just as long as we do celebrate.
Roberta, I was searching and I found you; a gift for my wanderings. I hope you have a blessed Christmas and a positive 2021.
Dear Amanda, I’m so glad that you found us! And how lovely it is for you to call our meeting you a gift, since some are not so sure about that. Learning these deeper truths can also feel troubling! But you were ready, and when you are ready then learning the truth about who and what we really are feels like the ultimate sunrise. I’m sending you a big hug, and a wish that your Christmas and the year to come will be perfect!
At this darkest time of year, and as mankind goes through the crucible of this collective dark night of Covid, may the Christ Light grow brighter day by day in as many hearts as possible, guiding them like a star to the highest kind of love – the knowing that we are all part of the One, the Holy Fire that will never cease – and may we all help birth a Second Coming, one that takes it’s first breath not in one man, but peacefully within each one of us seemingly separate islands – mountains emerging from the waters of spirit, but all rooted in, and part of, the ineffable Peace of the one greater being. To paraphrase a famous Buddhist monk, the Second Coming will be the collective of those walking the Way, and may that collective spread and thrive, like a great field of roses, where the occasional thorn prick of earth school spurs us on to ever greater lessons of love .💘
Merry Christmas dear Roberta, and dear fellow readers. Peace be with you all.
Oh my dear Scott, this is so beautiful! Thank you for blessing our little community here, and Merry Christmas to you and yours as well!