Jesus says in Matthew 15:7-9, "You people talk about my teachings with your mouth, and honour me with your lips, but in vain you do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. Who hears my teachings and does them, is a wise man."(Matthew 7:24-26)
The human form is made available to us as an opportunity for redemption, as a temple for prayer, a house for communication with the Father, but we have allowed the soul to make it a den of thieves. (Mark 11:17; Matthew 21:31)
Jesus says, "I come to turn you from the power of Satan below, unto the Father above, that ye may stop sinning and prepare for the return home to Other Earth. God the Father is a Spirit (Mind); and they that worship him must worship him in mind and in truth. (John 4:24) When you have lifted up your mind, from being connected to the soul below, and connect with the Father above, then shall you begin to experience revelation, the truth that shall eventually set you free from the soul and this evil world."
It is therefore fitting to pray to the Father: to call upon him with all our mind, with all our will, not externally with the lips, but inwardly with the mind as it is drawn up from below, sighing, repenting for our unrighteousness, for the life we have been living, confessing our sins, perceiving the empty deceptions we have been living, weeping over how we have found ourself in the darkness of ignorance, mourning for ourself and asking the Father to have pity on us; hating ourself for what we have become. For as Jesus says in Matthew 5:4,6 "Blessed are they that mourn; for they shall be comforted. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness; for they shall be filled." Then Jesus says in Luke 14:26, "If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life, he cannot be my disciple." In other words, you cannot serve God and mammon.
The beginning of salvation is repentance; as we read in Acts 13:24, "Before Christ's appearance came John preaching the baptism of repentance", where repentance takes place in distress and grief. And the Father is good and loves his children and he hears the mind that calls upon him and he sends it the light (knowledge) of salvation. Father I have sinned against you and heaven, for I was lost but now I have found my way again. I was dead in this world but now you have made me alive again. Now help me to make my mind right once again for Life on Other Earth.
We have been deceived by the soul's imagination; the soul darkening our minds. We have bathed in the lusts of the soul and changed the truth from Jesus into a lie, worshipping and serving the creature (soul) more than the Creator (the Father).
We commit sin because we are the servants of the soul. We think do and say those things the soul shows to our mind. We are of that devil, the soul, and the lusts thereof we do. These teachings have no place in soul's world, and so they are very difficult to understand. If we want to understand we must rise up to the Father and dwell with him, resisting the temptations of the soul to pull us back down and into sin. Reading John 16:33, "In this world you should always have tribulations (temptations); but be of good cheer, for as I have overcome this world, so can you."
While the mind may be ready, it is weak in experience when it comes to the deceptive techniques of the soul. The soul has had years to hone and perfect its control mechanisms. You know where Satan's seat is, where the soul dwells, it is below. Now you must come to learn of and understand the wiles of Satan if you are to overcome that great deceiver, soul.
There is nothing covered that shall not be revealed, nor hid that cannot be known; however, these things are hidden from the wise and prudent of the world and revealed to whomsoever the Father sees ready. This is the way: no one cometh unto the Father lest he draws you. Reading Matthew 6:33, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you." And where do we find the kingdom of God? - "the kingdom of God the Father is within you: but whomsoever does not become as a little child, shall not enter into the place of the Father." (Luke 17:21; 18:17)
Jesus says in Matthew 5:4,6, "Hunger and thirst after righteousness and the Father shall comfort you." And reading in Matthew 6:34 (paraphrased), "Be not concerned about the future, but keep focused in the moment: for today there is much evil rising up from your soul which you must learn about and deal with if you are going to become Master of the Temple in which you are presently dwelling."
Become aware of the Father within. Call on the Father to assist you in controlling the rampaging soul. Ask the Father to give you the experiences you need to learn from and change. "Seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you; ask, and it shall be given to you": this is the promise. Worry not, your Father will not give you more than you can endure, handle or bear: "God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able." (1Corinthians 10:13)
The connection to the Father is within: mind connected with Mind. This is our Father; approach him as a little child would approach his father for help. It's our child-like faith in our Father's ability to make us whole again that opens our understanding to the teachings of Jesus. Not you, nor I, nor any man or woman can open the door to understanding, only the Father can do this. Seek; Knock; Ask! If you understand these teachings and do them, ready are you. Your sins are forgiven, go, and sin no more.
"O Jerusalem all these things have come upon you and your houses will be left desolate, for according to knowledge, you are ignorant of God's righteousness and have established your own righteousness. This world is judged in righteousness; to declare righteousness for the remission of sins. Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord." (Matthew 23:36,39; Acts 17:31; Romans 3:25) "Many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things herein, and have not seen them; to hear those things herein, and have not heard them. Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift [of revelation]." (Matthew 13:17; 2Corinthians 9:15)
"For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one man have many been made righteous again. I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. Let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous (of God). He that committeth sin is of the devil. The Son of God was manifest that he might destroy the works of the devil. O full of subtlety and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of righteousness, cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord." (Romans 5:19; Matthew 9:13,12; 1John 3:7-8; Acts 13:10)
Jesus says, "I have come into this world to bear witness to the truth; everyone who can receive, hears my voice. To those who can hear I have come to baptize you with the truth that can set you free." You will come to understand my statement, "It is more blessed to give than to receive." Jesus goes on to say, "I do the will of my Father who sent me, to finish his work. Behold the fields are always ready to be harvested. Pray that the Lord of the Harvest will send forth labourers into his harvest. Be about your Father's business. Blessed are they who understand these teachings, and do them." (John 4:34-35; Luke 10:2)
Reading 1John 1:8-9, "If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers; but the face of the Lord is turned away from them that do evil."(1Peter 3:12)
"All unrighteousness is sin. It becometh us to fulfill all righteousness. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness. Blessed are they who are persecuted for righteousness sake; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. As sin hath reigned unto death, grace reigns through righteousness unto eternal Life. We being dead in sin, should live unto righteousness. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear." (Matthew 3:15; 5:6,10; Romans 5:18; 1Peter 2:24; Matthew 13:43)
"When you pray, pray in private where no one can see. Prayer is between you and your Father. Do not use vain repetition. Do not ask for earthly things, for your Father knows what things you have need of before you can ask. While the soul can justify our thoughts, words and deeds through rationalization, the Father cannot be deceived." (Matthew 6:5-8; Luke 16:15) Jesus gives us an example of prayer in Matthew 6:9-13: this is a guide to prayer, an example of praying, not to become a "vain repetition" to be recited in public "with bowed heads." Jesus always raised his head, like a little child standing before his father and looking upwards, "Father be merciful to me a sinner." (Luke 18:13) Forgive others of their trespasses against you, forgive those who hate you, forgive those who use you, forgive those who steal from you, forgive those who hurt you, and so on. Do not return evil for evil; for if you do, what better are you than they? Whatsoever another does against you, remember Jesus words in Luke 2:34, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do."
"Pray to God that you do no evil. Pray to God that the evil thoughts which enter thy mind die on the vine. Pray that ye be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men. Pray that your desire to be filled with the knowledge of his will and the things to carry out his will. Pray for the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and understanding; being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God, giving thanks unto the Father. Pray that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and all judgment, Pray that you might be made righteous of God." (2Corinthians 13:7; Acts 8:22; 2Thessolians 3:1-2; Colossians 1:9-10; Philippians 1:9)
What things so ever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive, and ye shall. When you stand praying, forgive if ye have ought against any, just as your Father forgives you your trespasses. That all things whatsoever you ask for in prayer, believing, having faith in receiving, you shall receive if you doubt not. However, doubt a little and it will not happen. Remember that Jesus said to have faith, that the Father hears and will help; as written in John 11:41-42, "Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me; I know that thou hearest me always." You see, Jesus did not always hear the Father, the Father did not always respond audibly, but Jesus knew the Father hears every prayer and answers accordingly. However, in John 12:28 there is recorded an auditable reply from the Father, "There came a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, AND WILL GLORIFY IT AGAIN."
"I pray not for this world. I pray for they which are thine; that thou shouldest keep them from the evil: and those who believe your teaching that they may be one even as we are one. I have given them the original teaching which the Father gave me and they have heard; and now, not being of this world, even as I am not of this world, this world hates them. I pray not that you Father should take them out of this world, for there is much work to be done, but that you, Father should strengthen them against the temptations, against the evil soul. Strengthen them through your truth O Father." (John 17:9,15,29)
Repent! - change your mind. Turn your attention from the devil below to the Father above and cry, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and before thee, I am no more worthy to be called thy son; make me as one of thy hired servants." Ask for mercy as a sinner. (Luke 15:18-19; 18:13) And with all thy praying, pray for understanding. Pray that ye enter not into the temptations of the soul. Watch and pray lest you enter into temptation. (Mark 14:38) Watch ye therefore and pray always that ye enter not into temptation. (Luke 18:1; 21:36; 22:40,46) Pray without ceasing and in everything give thanks. (Thessalonians 5:17-18)
"Be renewed in the Spirit of your mind; put on the new man which, after God, is created in Righteousness. According to his purpose, we look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwell Righteousness." (Ephesians 4:23-24; 2Peter 3:13)
"The gospel of Christ is the power of God unto salvation; therein is the Righteousness of God revealed. Being made free from sin by becoming the servants of Righteousness. The kingdom of God is Righteousness. Be not deceived: awake to Righteousness and stop sinning." (Romans 1:16-17; 6:18; 14:7; 1Corinthians 15:33-34)
Come now and prepare your self to return home to the kingdom of God and Life on Other Earth. Do the will of the Father in Righteousness. Your sins are forgiven you; go and sin no more.