The Life of Jesus: What Do You See?

Examining the Life of Jesus and How We Can Apply It to Our Own Lives

When we see Jesus' life, we should try and see our own. From my perspective, he was surrounded by religious beliefs from the start, but overcame them and the outward searching by seeking the relationship within, through the holy spirit of the heavenly Father. He was full of wisdom, while walking in the power of the spirit of truth, love and healing. We also can follow the spirit of truth from within our own being and be full of love, wisdom, and healing, while not following others' religious beliefs.

Before Jesus' crucifixion, he took upon himself the "sin of the world." I believe "the sin of the world" to be the way the world perceives things incorrectly. Sin is incorrect thinking. Jesus chose to take upon himself incorrect thinking, which caused him to see himself separate from God. (God, why have you forsaken me?- Mark 15:34) Then, we are told he found himself in hell, but ascended out of hell. (His soul was not left in Hades. - Acts 2:31) Incorrect thinking brings beliefs which can cast one into a self-created hell or prison of the mind. Jesus demonstrated this, and showed hell to not be eternal, but only temporary. We also can escape hell by not thinking as the world thinks. Hell is something that can be undone.

Think about this. If what we read in the Bible is true, then Jesus revealed to us that death is not real as he appeared again, alive - resurrected. I believe we can take this spiritual message from what we read about his resurrection: The passing of the physical body does not change who we are. We often believe the body to be our identity, but perhaps the spirit and soul live on beyond the form of flesh, making death an illusion, at best. We might also observe from Jesus' life that who we are cannot be changed by death as the spirit and soul remain connected and alive forever. You are spirit and soul, not a body. We are eternal.