You Can't Pray to the Father! by John Kreitzer
 
You Can't Pray to the Father!
A Simple Way to Understand the Trinity
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by John Kreitzer

In John 14:6, Jesus says," No one comes to the Father except through me.”

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As a Christian it is important to understand the nature of God since we are to love and honor him and seek a deep relationship with him. Not having a clear picture of our creator inhibits many from seeking or developing much of a relationship at all. We all know that in his ten commandments he declares that there is only one God i.e. one divine being that has no beginning or end and that for eternal salvation we must uphold this belief as true. We also know that the Bible foretold of God coming to walk the Earth in the form of the Christ in Isaiah 9:6 "A Child is born to us; a Son is given to us, whose name is God, Hero, Father of Eternity." So upon Christ's birth God has stated his son's name is Father of Eternity i.e. he is wholly God in his spirit and wholly human in his body which came from Mary. John 10:30 confirms this where Jesus states,“I and my Father are one." We similarly receive the Holy Spirit which emanates from the Lord to manifest the living force inside of us that comprises our spiritual body which supports the life of our physical body. The only difference is that Jesus' divine spirit was not a manifestation of the Holy Spirit coming from God the Father it was the Father himself. As Jesus overcame the temptations of his physical body, which came from Mary, he put off the nature of his human self and upon his death on the cross and resurrection he glorified the human part taking the body with him while making himself purely divine i.e. Christ, whose name is "Father of Eternity," was now fully God in Heaven with a human form and it is this Father we are to pray to by invoking his name as Lord or Christ. We upon death do not take our bodies to Heaven like God did but only our spiritual bodies remain which are manifest by the Holy Spirit emanating from our Lord. This is why we are called images of God and not God. In Heaven we will recieve a substantial body that looks and responds the same way our physical body does now but in a more perfect form.

Like Jesus our physical body, along with proclivities toward evil, are from our mother while our spiritual body or will takes on the form of our human father's spirit which must be reformed into the image of God. Unlike Jesus, who's spiritual body was the Eternal Father which is Divine Truth, we must read the Word of God, believe it and then act on it through repentance so the Lord can come into us and regenerate our soul after which he can overcome the evil loves of our physical body. We are physically incapable of overcoming sin. Only by resisting evil, because it is sin, will the Lord enter us. Not doing evil to protect your reputation or because of human laws will not regenerate your spiritual body and these "works" are called dead in the Word. Christian's who have studied God's Word to understand what sin is and have gone through the process of resisting evil as sin and have allowed Christ to regenerate their spiritual bodies will be in the form of a human body in Heaven because that is now the form of our Lord and Savior and we are to remain in his image for eternity.

In Isaiah 63:16 it says, "You, Jehovah, are our Father; our Redeemer from everlasting is your name." This is why there are also a thousand passages where the Lord our Savior is called Jehovah. In Matthew 6:9 the Lord's prayer which states, "Our Father who is in Heaven hallowed be thy name" is referring to the Father of Eternity i.e. God's human manifestation as the Christ, which is in fact the Father's name. This is why Jesus says if you have seen the Son you have seen the Father and that you cannot come to the Father except through the Son. Once the Father of Eternity took on a human body we cannot have a relationship with an unseen God anymore because he now is covered in a divine glorified human form through "the Son" even though nothing of Mary's humanity remains in that glorified body because he put off all of her hereditary evils. Jesus glorified body became one divinity with God the Father. This is why the Bible says the Father is in the Son and the Son is within the Father.

When talking to some people about the Trinity they reference the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit as three persons that comprise a God family or are the three entities that comprise the same divine equal essense of God and say this is the one God being spoken of. These beliefs in fact are blasphemy to the Lord and if you believe this you are breaking the commandment that says you must believe there is only one God. If you are saying there are three entities that have coexisted from eternity you do in fact believe in three God's not one no matter if you call these three persons or entities one God or not. The fact is there is only ONE God that has no beginning or end that came to Earth as Christ and put on a human form through the glorification of that body. His power and manifestation emanates from this divinity, now called the Christ or our Lord, in the form of the Holy Spirit. This is the only understanding of the Trinity you can have that does not constitute a sin in the eyes of our Holy Father who is now the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. If you think three and say one that is sin and it leads to death. If you think of the one God of Eternity as the soul of the human Jesus of which the Holy Spirit emanates from this one God as his power of manifestation and believe in this one God as our Lord and Savior then you are abiding by his commandment to believe in one God and only this belief leads to salvation.

Many ministers that teach we must separate God into multiple parts in our mind point to Genesis 1:26 which states, "Then God said let us make man in our image..." but these educators ignore that scripture teaches that "man" does not mean a human it means a spiritual man formed in a human that is living by the commandments. This is shown in Jerimiah 5:1, Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man; if there be any that executeth judgement, that seeketh the truth." There obviously were thousands of humans walking the streets of Jerusalem but God only sees as "man" those who are obeying his commandments i.e. seeking his truth and executing judgement in their way of life based on that truth. His declaration is to you and I when he is saying let US make man in our image i.e. he is imploring us to use this life as the womb he equates it to from which we develop and form into a new spiritual man that has his character and life through learning his truth and shunning as evil all that is against that truth. It is a cooperation because as we do this the Lord gradually enters us and changes us with the spiritual man in us forming just like a baby does in its mother's womb and those that do this are truly born again in this life and that internal spiritual life "man" continues into our eternal life. This is why the Lord states in John 3:3 "I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God." This warning is directed toward those who merely believe that the word is true without actually incorporating what is commanded into the way they live their life. The spiritual man will not form in those who live without regard to their religion and will pass into death just like an embryo that doesn't get nutrients from the mother and incorporate it into the growing fetus during pregnancy. God's Word is called "the bread of life" because it feeds the growing spiritual man in us and that man will perish if it ceases to be fed. The spiritually dead pass into spiritual death i.e. "will not see the Kingdom of God" just like a physically starved fetus is born dead in this world and will not see or be part of this world. The Lord speaks to Christians who live by faith alone, without working to purify their thoughts and life according to his Word, in Mat 7:22-24 where he declares, "Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you workers of lawlessness.’ Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.…" Anyone that has even the slightest ability to use rational thought can see those the Lord declared would not be entering heaven did indeed BELIEVE and have FAITH in the Lord and in his name did do great acts. Unfortunately they did not resist sin in the rest of their life, including in their internal thoughts, to align their life and mind according to his Word so the "Spiritual Man" did not form in them and he did not recognize himself in them when they were born into the spiritual world to face the testing of their works and ultimate judgment.

Another passage often misinterpreted states, "the Son sits at the right hand of the father." Christian historian Rev. John Clowe explains Christ's statement," we would see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of Heaven" means "the omnipotence God has through the human manifestation he took on in the world." that after the passion of the cross he would possess the Divine Power of opening the Word and setting up the Church anew, which could not have been effected before because he had not conquered hell and glorified his human yet." Passages referencing Christ as being seated to the "Right hand of the Father" are also allegories to this and are not literal statements of a separate entity being with God just as the Church being referred to as the bride of Christ is not referencing a literal bride. In Psalms 29:18 the Lord with respect to the Word is called "the man of the right hand" because the Lord has power by virtue of Divine Truth, which also is the Word, and he had the divine power itself, when he fulfilled the whole Word; thus also he said that," they should see the soul of man sitting in power, on the right hand of the Father."
The divine truth in connection with goodness, that is, faith in connection with goodwill, is the force that reforms and regenerates us; then renews us, brings us to life, sanctifies us, and justifies us; and, depending on our levels of growth and forward movement, purifies us from evils which is the same as having our sins forgiven.

With the above understanding everyone can see that God in the form of the Trinity did not exist until the coming of the Christ and God's glorification of his human body. Also you can see why you should address your prayers to Christ or "the Lord" and not to "the Father" because our creator now has a glorified human form. You would never talk to a friend named Susan by saying, "Hello Susan's soul..." even though her spiritual body is the real person, you speak to her physical form which contains her spiritual body. Likewise we pray to our Lord now because his divine body encases our Eternal Father and together they comprise the one and only God. In the Lord's prayer when you say, "Our Father who art in Heaven hallowed be thy name" you must realize that the Father being spoken of is the Eternal Father i.e the Lord, Jesus Christ, and you must think of yourself speaking to the Lord and not some etherial mist floating about the heavens. In doing so you honor his first comandment and declare yourself a true follower of Christ.

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