Updated: May 18
On television today there are multiple people promoting "God loves you," with a simple prayer repeated after the promoter bringing God and Jesus into one's life - presto chango. Of course, these leaders are more interested in getting cash donations to "do the Lord's work" than they are with saving souls. Imagine watching a television commercial that said, "The world loves someone with a master's degree; so, say this simple wish, 'I wish I had a Masters degree,' then click your heels three times (wearing glittery red heels optional) and presto chango, a degree will be sent to you in the mail (pay $20,000 postage and handling)." A Master's degree, like winning God's love requires years of devotion to hard work.
In regards to this idea of God's love, it is important to realize what Jesus said about hate. Here are some of his quotes that need to be understood.
“You have heard that it was said, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR and hate your enemy.’” (Matthew 5:43, NASB)
“If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple.” (Luke 14:26, NIV)
“For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light, so that his deeds will not be exposed. But the one who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds will be revealed as having been performed in God.” (John 3:20-21, NASB)
“The one who hates Me hates My Father also. If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would not have sin; but now they have both seen and hated Me and My Father as well. But this has happened so that the word that is written in their Law will be fulfilled: ‘They hated Me for no reason.’” (John 15:23-25, NASB, with Jesus referring to David’s quotes in Psalms 35:19 and 69:4)
“The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that its works are evil.” (John 7:7, NIV)
The word “hate” is written “misei.” In Matthew 5 is written “misēseis,” which is the future indicative form of “mesei” – “shall hate.” The forms written as “misōn,” “memisēkasin,” and “Emisēsan” are the present participle and plural past tense and plural forms of the same “misei.” In John’s seventh chapter, the use of “misein” is the present infinitive, as “to hate.”
All of this proves that “hatred” is a natural characteristic of humanity, which is on the physical level of emotional response to external stimuli. This makes the human concept of “love” be just as flawed and likewise a projection of a soul seeking the world to supply its emotional wants, desires and needs.
In human terms, the love of a mother is much different than the love of a father, even though both offer sincere love of their children. The love of a mother can be smothering, while the love of a father can be cold and punishing. Both are emotional - thus physical - concepts of human love. When Yahweh is seen as the Father, He loves you by offering His 'hand' in marriage to your soul. If that proposal is accepted, then God's love IS the resurrection of His Son's soul alongside your soul. This means Spiritual love - the true love of God - requires much more than a simple prayer, led by someone not explaining any of this. This true love, in unrequited, then becomes a statement of hate. Spiritual hatred is the absence of Yahweh's love in one's heart and soul.
In reference to the first quote above, Matthew, Mark and Luke all recalled other times when Jesus made the same reference to Leviticus 19:18 (“Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am YAHWEH.”). However, in Luke’s recount, a young, rich ruler tried to justify himself by asking Jesus, “Who is my neighbor?” Rather than directly and clearly offer an answer, Jesus told the parable of the Good Samaritan, which needs spiritual guidance to fully grasp. Spiritual guidance comes from one having been reborn with the Christ Mind, in the name of Jesus, the Son.
Because Jesus quoted Moses, as he spoke to the Israelites in the wilderness, the meaning of “neighbor” is important to realize. In the Hebrew of Leviticus 19 are alternating forms of “rea” (meaning “friend, companion, fellow”) and “amith” (meaning “an associate, fellow, relation”),. In that dual presentation, where both are translated as "neighbor, “amith” is a statement about the family of human beings who followed Moses, living together and sharing the same lineage (the sons of Jacob). Still, at the same time (after the Covenant was agreed to), the alternate form also (and more importantly) becomes a statement about all those human beings (souls in flesh) being spiritually married to Yahweh, through the Anointment of His Spirit. In the later case, the forms of “rea” become statements saying all the souls were true Israelites – those “Who Retain the el of Yahweh,” as His Son reborn. The retention of that el is inner, as two souls united: the host soul and the soul of Adam (a.k.a. Jesus). It is, therefore, the soul of Adam-Jesus that is present within each and every true Israelite’s “friend, fellow, and companion” – as its Lord and Savior – which is the spiritual truth of the meaning of “neighbor.”
Jesus, who also “Retained the el of Yahweh” – the “Yahweh elohim” of Genesis 2 (written eleven times in that chapter) – was thus filled with the same divine soul that filled Moses. Both were led by the Word of Yahweh, to lead others to also make that divine spiritual commitment (marriage to Yahweh, all becoming His wife-souls). They spread this spiritual “neighbor” to those whose hearts were opened to love Yahweh and submit to His Will. Unlike those TV personalities hawking God's love coming to those offering simple prayers, Moses, Jesus and all true prophets reborn as the Son (Yahweh elohim) teach how to become the Son reborn also. That is where all the hard word and devotion comes in.
The parable of the Good Samaritan says that physical lineage (being a “neighbor” who is “an associate, fellow, or relation”) will walk by the call of Jesus (the persecuted – beaten and robbed) in the road of life, ignoring the fact that Jesus came as a descendant of David and was therefore a Jew. He was bypassed by Jews, while a man of spiritual relationship – his true “neighbor” – stopped to commit to Jesus, with no conditions applied.
When this is understood, then when Jesus said that Jews had heard that it was said to “hate your enemy,” this too can be seen as stated by Moses in Leviticus 19, in verse seventeen, which is translated to state: “‘Do not hate a fellow Israelite in your heart. Rebuke your neighbor frankly so you will not share in their guilt.” This becomes a lesson that led the priests of the Temple (high priest and slaughter priest) to not pay attention to their “fellow” Jew, who was in need in the road. They saw his punishments as a sign of self-inflicted sin, which they “rebuked frankly” by not looking upon him. Ignorance forbid them to look, as if that would keep them from “sharing in his guilt,” as it touching a sinner would spread being beaten and robbed as punishments they would also face. That made ignorance become "your Law," which was a human translation and interpretation of divine Scripture, not the true Law written on their hearts and minds by the presence of an inner Yahweh elohim. On top of a refusal to see Yahweh sending them a test of their faith (which the priests failed), the Jews looked upon the Gentiles and saw all of them (like an outcast Samaritan) as led by Satan; so, they were all to be hated, because they were not “fellows.”
Seeing this, when Jesus said, “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple,” that is a “rebuke of physical relations,” whose lack of being souls spiritually married to Yahweh (received His Spirit as a Christ-Messiah – words meaning “Anointed”). A Spiritual common bond, thereby having become a soul in which the soul of Jesus has resurrected as one’s “companion, fellow, and friend,” made outcasts of human fathers, mothers, wives, children, brother, sisters, and even one’s own soul, if they stood in flesh alone, without the soul of Jesus joined with their cleansed of sin souls. Their common bond is the friendship between two souls in one body of flesh, with the soul of Jesus becoming the Lord that forevermore leads a committed soul away from sin. All of those physical relations, who walk by the beaten and robbed Jesus in the road of life, are unrelated to Yahweh (unmarried souls to His Spirit). On the other hand, one of Gentile flesh with a soul married to Yahweh will receive Jesus with open arms, as a wife-soul of Yahweh, the 'mother' of His Son reborn in that purified flesh.
This confirms that “hatred” of one’s enemies is a statement that one’s true enemy is Satan and his temptations leading souls to sin. In the same way that the soul of Jesus must enter into a soul-flesh entity, one that has been washed clean of sins by the outpouring of Yahweh’s Spirit – a spiritual Baptism – so too does the soul of Satan seek evil marriages, which enslaves one’s soul-flesh to sin. This is the truth of the bondage (slavery) in Egypt, of which the once sinner children of Jacob (the Twelve Tribes), those who would later become constant bellyachers to Moses about the sins they had left behind, were those souls in flesh that Yahweh led Moses to free. Yahweh called them His people (those promised to Him by Jacob, when he married Yahweh and became a true Israel), which must be seen as wives betrothed to a wealthy man. To spend forty years in the wilderness, when Moses had fled Egypt and gone to Midian, going through Sinai …
where Jethro his father-in-law-to-be lived, means Moses knew the way to the Promised Land was not physical, but spiritual. It took two new generations of new children being born, who had to be taught by their true Israelite parents to also become souls married to Yahweh. It took forty years of that training to remain true to Yahweh (without Moses physically around) before any physical land would be handed over to those freed from sins. The Israelites had to be taught to continue to raise children whose souls would be led to commit totally to Yahweh and become His Sons (regardless of human gender) reborn. Thus, the “love” of the soul of Jesus and the Spirit of Yahweh meant being trained to hate Satan and his lures to sin.
In the John 3 quote, where Jesus repeats the word “light,” the capitalization is an act of interpretation (paraphrasing) that is not written. Twice John wrote the word “phōs,” where the lower-case means “light” is metaphor for invisible waves that removes darkness. The word “phōs” actually means “light, a source of light, radiance” (Strong’s 5457), with the proper connotation being: “light (especially in terms of its results, what it manifests).” (HELPS Word-studies). When “radiance” is read as the translation, as “For everyone who does evil hates the radiance, and does not come to the radiance, so that his deeds will not be exposed,” this becomes a statement of the halo depicted in art, as the glow surrounding the heads of Saints.
The halo is metaphor (not truly a visible “light”) for a soul that has been divinely married to Yahweh, such that His Spirit erases all past sins that soul and its flesh owed as carnal debt, making that soul-body then be capable of the impregnation of the divine soul of His Son – Adam-Jesus. The depiction of a halo surrounding one’s head says the inner presence has become the Lord over the soul-body, such that the fleshy brain no longer leads the soul to do the will of the body. Thus, the capitalization as “Light” makes this word “phōs” be the divine illumination that the brain is incapable of grasping; it is the voice of Yahweh being spoken by the Son resurrected in new flesh. All Saints are Jesus reborn into flesh that does not look like the picture-book imaginations of what Jesus looks like.
This is why Jesus then said (recorded by John), “the one who practices the truth comes to the radiance, so that his deeds will be revealed as having been performed in God.” This use of “truth,” found in the Greek word “alētheian,” properly means that spoken by the divine presence within is “truth of idea, reality, sincerity, truth in the moral sphere, divine truth revealed to man, straightforwardness” (Strong’s 225), which is “true to fact,” as the “opposite of illusion.” (HELPS Word-studies) This is then possessing the ability to understand Scripture, which is written so the normal brain of flesh cannot grasp the truth as written [“you have hidden these things from the wise and prudent”]. As such, when Jesus explained who a “neighbor” is, the fleshy brain of a rich, young ruler [hint: Nicodemus] still could not understand what Jesus meant [he was no Saint, having avoided the “radiance”]. The “babes” that have the truth revealed to them are those souls in bodies that have been reborn from above [which Nicodemus thought meant returning to his mother’s womb]. That resurrection must then be realized to be those deeds that have been “performed in God.” Yahweh only sends His Son to be resurrected in His wife-souls, who will then “perform” in his name – Jesus [which means “YAH Saves”]. Being Jesus reborn means a ministry that teaches the truth, in his name.
When Jesus then said, “The one who hates Me hates My Father also,” the capitalization of “me” is another paraphrase of interpretation. The word written by John is “eme,” which is a possessive pronoun, as a form of “egó” (“I”), where the possessive actually states “of me.” The possessive reflects a soul that is the possession of Yahweh, as His subservient wife-soul. With that divine state of union made, the immediate result is the wife-soul receives the soul of the Son (the purpose of marriage is to procreate), making that soul be “of Jesus,” or “in the name of Jesus,” or “of me,” when he or she is speaking. Thus, the use of “hate” relates to this possession “of Jesus” that “also hates the Father,” who brings forth His divine offspring.
This makes “hate” be the opposite of “love,” where hatred means a rejection of the proposal for divine marriage and the salvation Yahweh sends through His Son being reborn in flesh. As a result, “of me” stands alone as a statement of the hating soul in its flesh, where the proposal to surrender self to Yahweh and allow the soul of Yahweh’s Son to come within and Lord over that soul-flesh becomes a selfish statement about self-ego. It reflects a love of Satan and worldly sins, with the rejection of Yahweh and His Son being a reflection of hate.
When Jesus then quoted (a divine paraphrase) the content of two Psalms of David, which both speak of “enemies who are hating me without cause” or “who are hating me as self-deceiving prophets,” David said those were “numerous” (with "mighty" being strength in numbers) who would take “joy” in “destroying” the King of Israel. Certainly, David prayed to Yahweh for his inner “elohim” to protect him from such “hatred.” While David wrote of the likes of the Philistines, at a time when there was no temple and the people led by David were like those led by Moses – true Israelites, Jesus was referring to what would follow David’s great fall, when the people would be led by “mighty enemies” of Yahweh, who sought to “destroy” the prophets He sent to warn them to return to Him. Jesus had then been sent by Yahweh in the same prophetic state, to warn the false leaders of Jerusalem to return to Yahweh and serve Him, not the world (at that time ruled by Rome). Rather than receive that warning, the “mighty” plotted to “destroy” Jesus; and, they took much “joy” to heart when he was nailed on a Roman crucifix.
This means that when Jesus said, “The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that its works are evil,” he said that to the pilgrims (and some disciples) in Jerusalem at the time of the Festival of Booths. This says that a soul possessed by evil cannot be hated by the realm of Satan (“the world”), because a marriage of love (of sin) has made those souls in flesh already be his willing slaves. The hatred is reserved for those souls who refuse to unite with Satan and be reborn as his sons of evil. Jesus is then the only soul Satan hates, because Jesus brings exposure to the “works of evil” that transform Jews (who think they are saved by physical lineage) into lost souls. This means (since Jesus was the resurrection of the Yahweh elohim that was Adam) only those souls possessed by Yahweh and reborn as His Son will be hated by the world. The disciples (at that time) had not received the Spirit of Yahweh, so their souls could be reborn with the soul of Jesus. When that time did come, they became Jesus anew in the flesh; and, all the disciples in his name were hated by the world, likewise being persecuted to death.