Spiritual Guidelines for a Victorious 2017
By the Editorial Staff
Wednesday | December 21, 2016 | 8:58 AM | Last update: December 28, 2016, 8:12 AM (Brasilia time)
A fortunate suggestion was made by the noble Dr. Bezerra de Menezes (Spirit) through the Christian of the New Commandment Sensitive Chico Periotto, in a Spiritual Meeting that was led by Brother José de Paiva Netto, the President-Preacher of the Religion of God, of the Christ, and of the Holy Spirit, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on December 3, 2016.
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Overcoming the dramas of Humanity
In 2017, we, in the Spiritual World, shall be analyzing in depth a guideline that has been defined: the Gospel of Jesus according to John, the whole of chapter 14 (verses 1 to 31). This will be the guideline the Spirits in the World of Truth will follow in order to be able to endure Humanity’s dramas, and we humbly offer this to our Brothers on Earth so they can also enter into this same harmony.
We must remember that Jesus—the Sun of Love, Truth, and Justice—is always present in our lives. May all the administrators and members of the Good Will Organizations of God remember: Christ is who leads us forward and not human, material happenings.
Adversities will become blessings when we overcome them, one by one, in this journey not only of struggles, but also of triumphs. Everyone is confident and all are bound to the Blessed Forces of Heaven. The Legions of friends only wish to help those hearts that are striving on Earth for a just world and for a Humanity set free by divine knowledge.
The Infallible Recipe for this, which is found in the Gospel of Jesus according to Matthew 18:18 to 20, is the bond we cannot lose in our day-to-day lives. We find this same bond in the Gospel of Jesus according to John chapter 14. The connection with Christ is found therein; infallible recipes for the success of our Spirits, who are errant, but who wish to improve before Christianity.
The Gospel of Jesus according to John, chapter 14 (full chapter)
Jesus comforts the disciples
1 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.
2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.
4 You know the way to the place where I am going.”
5 Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we don’t know where You are going, so how can we know the way?”
6 Jesus answered, “I am the Way and the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
7 If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know Him and have seen Him.”
8 Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.”
9 Jesus answered, “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?
10 Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing His work.
11 Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves.
12 “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.
13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit
15 “If you love me, keep my commands.
16 And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate to help you and be with you forever—
17 the Spirit of Truth. The world cannot accept him [yet], because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.
18 “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.
19 Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live.
20 On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.
21 Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”
22 Then Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said, “But, Lord, why do you intend to show yourself to us and not to the world?”
23 Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.
24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me.
25 “All this I have spoken while still with you.
26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
27 My Peace I leave with you; My Peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. I give you the Peace of God that the world cannot give you. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
28 You heard me say, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.
29 I have told you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe.
30 I will not say much more to you, for the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold over me,
31 but he comes so that the world may learn that I love the Father and do exactly what my Father has commanded me. Come now; let us leave.
“The Holy Bible recommends an infallible script for us. Read it, meditate on it, and carry it out under the comforting GOSPEL OF JESUS according to Matthew, Chapter 18, verses 18, 19, and 20:
18 – Truly I tell you, everything you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and everything you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
19 – Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.
20 – For where two or more gather in my name, there am I among them.
“Recommendation of the Friends of the Spiritual Homeland to the Brothers who are part of the Good Will Organizations during the meeting of the Universalist Spiritual Center of the Religion of God, of the Christ, and of the Holy Spirit in the welcoming home of the noble couple Paiva Netto.
“Rio de Janeiro, [Brazil,] August 6, 2016, at 4:30 p.m.”