through the flesh, given on 26/10/04 to The
Iona Affinity Group
in Edinburgh, Scotland)
Identification and Building of The Church Spiritual -
Alba in These Times .
This is a summary
of an address given to The Trident Ploughshares* Iona Affinity
Group on 26/10/04. The group gave their consent to the inclusion
of this preface. Please note that this consent should in no way
be taken to imply that any or all of the content of the address
is necessarily accepted or rejected by the group. The speaker
adds his thanks for such consent. Amen.
The text in red throughout was not included in the address. The
audience was advised of these additions before publication on
: The speaker indicated that the address
was to be given in the Spirit of the first sentence of Psalm 46.10.
There was therefore a pause at this moment. In Jesus Name,
and therefore in the Gift of Grace alone a prayer was offered
up on behalf of all present asking for the gift of The Lord's
discernment. The speaker affirmed his helplessness before The
Lord and requested the prayers of the audience during the address,
either in silence or aloud. It was stated that the address would
be controversial, possibly even contentious as it came from "outside
the city walls" of Hebrews 12. 12/13 to which we are called. There
would also be ambiguity as a paradigm shift was involved. The
view was expressed that ambiguity could be potentially productive.
The address was stated to be a boast - in The Lord. Amen.
speaker indicated that the Soul was addressed in addition to the
intellect. The title of the address was then given and the speaker
asked the question "what is the Church Spiritual?". As
The Infinity of Spirit cannot ultimately be defined by the finite
intellect it was stated that Truth speaks for it's Self if, as
and when the Soul is not only ready to listen, but to hear.
title was placed in the context of Einstein's statement that an
apparently insolvable problem cannot be resolved by the same order
and level of thinking as caused the problem in the first place.
The problem being the growing Spiritual predicament of the human
species and consequently, the planet. Resolution is not found
in De Bono's lateral thinking or other intellectual mechanism
- as that is still thinking! The necessary paradigm shift being
from head to heart, which is to say The Holy Spirit in place of
intellect, and the Heart in place of ego, the latter defined as
all thought outwith The Mind of God. Amen.
of Key Content / Points .
- The definition of Church
Spiritual: what it is, and what it is not.
- Three Biblical texts
given in no stated context, . Romans 10. 16-21incl; Isaiah
43. 18-21 incl: Luke 9.46-50 incl.
- "En Punto". Meaning
being summoned by The Lord to go to a certain place at a certain
time (exactly) and either await His command or do as previously
commanded. This in spite of the seeming impossibility of it
all, right up until the last moment.
- The Sons of Zadok -
the priestly lineage appointed to succeed the line of the Eli
priesthood in Biblical times. The Eli "system" in all denominations
of the church temporal today.
- The contemporaries of
St. Columba of Iona (Scotland) and the historical Pictish Church
in Alba in Columba's day.
- History, and our present
times: The increasing rate of cumulative dis-integration in
society, state, and church temporal.
- Speaker's personal statement
on these present times.
- Required: Prayer for
God's action - not God's reaction!
- A prayer for The Church
- Summary, and specific
relevance of address for this first audience.
- Second (prophetic) summary
using the medium of two works of Muse entitled "The Wind of
Change" and "The Warrior's Sword".
- Questions: One question
was asked, and answered.
- Mutual thanks were expressed.
- Handouts were available
giving personal Witness to "En Punto"; "The Sons of Zadok",
and The Wind of Change community building enterprise of The
Lord's Heart. The latter is discerned on this website by the
individual Soul according to The Lord's Will. Amen.
to the address, the vessel thereof affirmed The Holy Ground upon
Whom he stands as follows :-
- In Jesus Name, and therefore
in The Gift of Grace alone as Witness, no cognisance is given
to a battle.
- Jesus Christ was acknowledged
as the speaker's personal Saviour; as Cosmic Christ; and as
The All in All. This was confirmed not to refer to pantheism.
- The purpose of earthly
life was stated to be to "find God"as described in 1 Corinthians
2.16. The question was put however "what is the Mind of Christ?".
It was stated that as Truth, The Mind of Christ is not the "mind"
of the spiritualist.
- The speaker stated that
he experienced The Divine Feminine as Biblical Wisdom, Who is
inclusive of The Father and The Son in all His fullness
- The speaker had been
an Elder in The Church (temporal) of Scotland for about eight
years. He resigned around 2000 as the Eldership chose not to
affirm that "we come in Jesus Name" whilst going round the doors
in parish outreach at Christmas.
Aspects of The Church Spiritual
Please refer to the second sentence of the second paragraph of
the Introduction above. As The Church Spiritual is not an "it",
there is no definition which can satisfy or be in any way meaningful
to the intellect. "It" is an experience of The Soul. (cf. Navigation
bar on this site - The Common-unity of One).
it is not : (a)The Eli system
which is almost all pervasive in the church temporal today. Temporal
being defined as of religion, and therefore of "man", as distinct
from The Way as taught by Jesus The Christ. Amen. (b) The "mother
or father" church; feminism; of Mary the mortal mother of
Jesus; or of "mother earth".
or rather Who it is : (a) The
sovereignty of the people individually and collectively as The
Christ within. Which is not only to say, but to manifest "as above
so below, as within so without". This
is humanity, as distinct from "man" experienced as the microcosm
of the macrocosm as expressed by the two symbolic triangles of
The Star of David. It is The Communion of Saints - of the first
fruits. The term saint having nothing to do with the temporal
mechanism of canonisation.
The Way, as taught by Jesus The Christ, not
which, but Who is the expression of universal, that is global
faith , as distinct from the term religion. He is to be
found as Mystic within.
© Inclusive of Ruach as Divine Wisdom or
Mystic, . References: Proverbs chapters
1-4, and 8; Ecclesiastes; The Song of Songs; the Pauline texts;
Revelation chapter 12 as "the woman who gives birth to the manchild"
as the church.. Compare John 1:1-5 with Proverbs
. The reading of three Biblical texts .
Please refer back to the entire text of bullet
point No.2.in the "Summary of Content and Key Points". The speaker
indicated that the last sentence of the last reading bore repeating,
and did so. He also stated that the corollary of this sentence
was equally significant ie. That those who are not for
us are against us.". This was also repeated. The speaker
indicated that his intention was not to add to Scripture.
. "En Punto ", a
Spanish term as described under Key Points. Before speaking on
this topic the audience was asked for it's understanding of the
reasons for the visit of some of The Dalai Lama's monks to the
island and abbey of Iona during their leader's formal visit to
Scotland in June 2004. The reply was "because it is a Spiritual
place". The speaker Witnessed to ( one
) "En Punto" experience which is fully described as Current
Issue No. 9 on this website. A hardcopy text summarising this
Witness was offered as a handout after the address.
. The Sons of Zadok the
priest appointed to replace the apostate lineage of the priesthood
of Eli. The speaker outlined an experience during an informal
weekly discussion group in which a minister of the church temporal
had expressed the opinion that Melchizedek was "one of many minor
kings in that region in Biblical times". At the time The Holy
Spirit took the minister to task.
following week, quite out of the blue the minister produced a
hymnary with which he had been presented at his ordination as
a minister and after reading the citation therein he placed the
hymnary upon the table around which the group were seated. He
then addressed the vessel of Witness from the previous week saying
"Well X -- Melchizedek! - the floor is yours". It took
but a few seconds for the Soul to Realise, which is to say to
make Real, the Blessing of a simultaneous "En Punto" and Witness
of the order of Zadok who was (and therefore is) in his time of
the order of Melchizedek.
was stated amongst other points which cannot be remembered that
we were speaking of The (not a) Kingship and Priesthood which
(Who) has "no beginning and no end" and "no father
or mother". We therefore bear Witness to The Christ within as
Holy Spirit, and thus to both Spiritual Kingship
and Priesthood. Amen. It was also stressed with reference to Moses
meeting with Melchizedek that the greater always Blesses the lesser,
and that Moses was a King in all but name. The minister looked
the vessel of Witness directly in the eye (Soul) and not so much
spoke as pronounced the letters."Q.E.D." The Witness stated that
he had heard of these classic letters but did not know what they
meant. The reply from the minister was "That which required to
be proven". There was a profound silence for several moments after
which the conversation moved on to a totally different topic.
Such moments however as part of the nature
of their Witness --- never end. Amen.
The Contemporaries of St. Columba of Iona, and The Pictish
Church in Alba
link with the previous heading was stated to be that of nationhood
and the sovereignty of the people. Columba as a Scot originating
from the Irish Dalriada. He was therefore primarily concerned
with the Spiritual and political welfare of his own people in
the Scottish Dalriada , (modern Argyll) which ultimately became
independent from Ireland. Well before Columba's time the remainder
of "Scot"land, correctly identified as the Alba of the Pictish
Nation had been converted to Christianity by St.Ninian
and his followers out of his original muinnter (a Spiritual community
ultimately integrated with the local people) at Candida Casa in
Wigtownshire. Columba thus had many contemporaries in his own
time after whom many churches throughout Alba were named. The
only communities founded by Columba were Iona and a smaller one
at Drymen in Stirlingshire. The visit of Columba to Brude, the
Pictish King was concerned with the interests of the Scottish
Dalriada. As Christians of long standing, the Picts were also
represented at this meeting. The Scotic church as founded by Columba
existed for about one hundred and fifty years. Its death knell
was sounded at The Synnod of Whitby around 640. The abbot at the
time of the death of Columba's church as founded by Columba
was Adamnan. The Pictish Christian church persisted locally
right up to the eighth century in St.Andrews and as late as the
thirteenth century in the far north of Scotland.
History and our Present Times.
The Scottish "Magna Carta", our Declaration of Arbroath
(1320) as the definitive affirmation of our Scottish constitution
states a most important fact. This is, that the people retain the
right of sovereignty giving us the inalieinable right to set aside
any unrighteous Monarch. It was confirmed that Dalriada had
never been conquered by the Roman military invasion; the Vikings
(raided, yes) ,Normans or Germans (no offence). The Heart of Scotland
with the seat of British Monarchy on the rock of Dunnad
therefore has been free for all time. The Scottish and
Pictish nations were united under Kenneth MacAlpine. However the
people and the two differing churches were only united by a gradual
process of "absorption" over several centuries. Before MacAlpine's
time the Church Spiritual of Columba had become the church temporal
of the Eli system now almost all pervasive in our time throughout
all denominations of the Christian Church temporal. Thus under
MacAlpine was the dis-united Kingdom of our present UK (?) established.
Dis-united that is, from God. Amen. From MacAlpine, British
Monarchy came down through James the sixth of Scotland and simultaneous
first of England to the present day.
our present times we witness the increasing rate of cumulative
dis-integration of society; the state inclusive of temporal monarchy;
and the church temporal. This is a manifestation of humanity's
Spiritual dis-ease which therefore also affects global ecology.
As a global Spiritual dilemma it is therefore also of Cosmic significance.
This brought the address back to the context of Einstein's statement
as outlined in the third paragraph of the introduction in which
it is confirmed that an apparently insolvable problem cannot be
resolved by the same order and level of thinking as caused the
problem. The problem being the imminent extinction of the human
species, but for the Hand of God.
was stressed that in any situation especially
political , where all reasoned and reasonable submissions
seem only to dig the hole deeper (not by one's own hand) then
there we are set before not man, but Principalities and Powers.
Amen. This inevitably relates to the The Second Coming of Jesus
The Christ as the Groom to join with His Bride , The Global Church
Personal Statement on our times.
The Second Coming of The Christ is neither a time of waiting for
the Lord to "fix it", nor a time to be seen to be busy for The
Lord. It is a time in the Gift of Grace of Faith to contemplate
Hebrews 12:v12and 13. In which it is confirmed that The Christ
within serves on The Cross which is outwith the city walls. This
is the place of aloneness (as distinct from being alone), of pain
physical and mental, of ambiguity and scorn, and certainly of
being outside our personal "comfort zone" both physically and
psychology. It has little to do with theology , Christology;
psychology or anthropology which are all ultimately
mostly of the intellect and thus of the Biblical fall.
Required: Prayer for God's action - not God's re-action.
During special events like the opening sessions of The Scottish
Parliament or The Edinburgh Festival some groups pray in a political
and social context twenty four hours a day for five consecutive
days. The speaker asked whether this should be taken as a sign
of abundant faith, or as a wake up call to God? When these, or
any prayers call upon The Lord to return within the city walls,
back into the apostate Eli system to "banish the enemy", they
remain un-answered. Why? This calls for The Lord to depart from
His Holy Ground outside the city walls -- The walls of our own
perceptive prison; cross and comfort zone. God, by nature cannot
thus depart. It is He Who calls us to join Him outside the city
walls. To come to the place of aloneness, scorn and Divine Joy,
whilst working out our own Salvation in His Divine Cause. Amen.
/ Who then should we pray for? Surely that which was most "outside
the box" in New Testament times, certainly controversial and contentious
for some -- The Second Coming of The Christ - not as conqueror
but as The Divine Groom to wed His Church Spiritual as Holy Wisdom.
Let us pray then for a resurrection where we have been planted.
That is --- the Identification and Building of The Church
Spiritual of the seventh century here in Scotland, and a Spiritual
Monarchy as part thereof, and thus blossom as a nation in honour
of The Lord Most High. Amen. (Please
see Current Issue No.9 on this site.)
A Prayer for The Church Spiritual
The speaker indicated that he would pray using the expression
"I pray" as distinct from "We pray". It was confirmed that this
would be done so as neither to include or necessarily exclude
anyone from ( the Spirit of
) the prayer.
Jesus Christ, in Thy Name I pray. I acknowledge and accept before
Thee here and now my total helplessness. I acknowledge my need
for Thy Second Coming; for the resurrection of Thy Global Church
Spiritual, and for Thy Global
Spiritual Monarchy ( as in the second
sentence of Psalm 46.10 ). I also acknowledge my need
to serve therein and thus ask for Thy help and
enablement in all things concerning Thy Will. I give
Thee thanks. Amen"
Summary (included in the address)
Changes in Society
Two members of the audience known to the speaker were asked
if they recalled being advised some two years previously that
certain changes in society would have to come about before the
cause for which The Group strives namely the closure of the
nuclear submarine base at Faslane in Scotland could / will be
-- not achieved -- but fulfilled. The changes referred
to at that time were those described in this address both Spiritual
and therefore (apparently) also temporal. It was further stated
that The Church Spiritual would be accepted by some and rejected
by others. The rejection was inevitable and had already started.
As far as the building of The Church Spiritual is concerned
is was confirmed that this will take place one step at a time.
The prayer offered up during the address was one such step.
: The paradigm shifts described
in the address are firstly Spiritual and therefore also temporal.
The Spiritual change by definition, is neither theological,
psychological or anthropological irrespective of how the intellect
may attempt to perceive "it". Therein is the self limitation
of the (finite) intellect. It is the Spiritual experience
of apparent change from The Father God as patriarch, which
He is NOT in earthly terms, to the inclusive Father / Mother
God Who IS (as) I AM, and thus has always been.
The only change is in the developing
human Spiritual discernment, as distinct from intellectual perception.
In other words from Logos, to Logos - Sophia Who
is inclusive of The Son and Daughter and Holy Spirit. The Trinity
therefoe remains as it always -- IS. (was).
resulting temporal paradigm changes will be a reversal of the
fallen perception in global society, state and church temporal
that God is a subset of man. This change will manifest the second
paradigm change in the reversal of human ecology being perceived
as a subset of (endless) ecomonic growth, which is impossible.
In this manner the human species will continue its development
from homo sapien to Homo Spiritus.
(the resurrected Eve and Adam). Thus Einstein's statement will
be confirmed by the Hand of God. Amen.
to a Spiritual summary being given the audience were asked whether
at The Second Coming the Lord Jesus Christ will return as Groom;
to be married to His Father ---- Church, or to His Bride, Sophia?
A Spiritual summary, potentially of greater depth and revelation
that an intellectual summary was then given through the reading
of two Muses as distinct from poems entitled "The Wind of Change"
and "The Warrior's Sword". These may
be read in the Poetry / Photo Album on this website selecting
the Mystic option on the menu, and then scrolling to
the bottom of that page, where a link is found to a menu of
address concluded with a spontaneous period of silence
followed by a mutual expression of thanks .
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