Will the Real Son of God Stand Up?

by Joel L, Western Australia 

It is a clean crisp dawn on the Mount of Olives, birds fly overhead and the sun rises on the old city of Jerusalem. There is a hum of activity in the distance as news crew and onlookers gather for the arrival of ‘the messiah’, one of the most anticipated events in human history.

Thankfully God had given humanity plenty of notice as the specially formed committee took many years to work out the seating arrangements and make sure clergy of all faiths had been invited and sat in the right order.

Behind the enclave of clergy were barriers for the general public who wore T-shirts, hats and held commemorative placards welcoming ‘the One’. The clergy preened and adjusted their regalia, everyone moving with a nervous excitement.

At the appointed hour, a man stepped forth from behind an olive tree. He wore no special clothes, arrived without thunder or light parting through the clouds. The man has a presence but he was also ordinary. The clergy didn’t know what to do, was this a member of the public that had jumped the fence?

He steps up to the waiting microphone and waits in silence, until one of the clergy asks “Who are you?”.

“I am a son of God” comes the reply.

The crowd cheered as they hear the words they had been waiting for, but some of the clergy grew suspicious.

“What do you mean a son of God, don’t you mean THE son of God, how do we know you are who you say you are?” one of the clergy responded.

After some time he said “We are all sons of God, equally so. I am no different to you or you to each other”.

“Show us a miracle; prove to us who you are” they demanded.

“I live everyday with joy, love and vitality” he responded simply.

“Yes, yes but tell us something about God we don’t know” came the abrupt reply.

“You already know God, he lives within you” was the answer.

“Jesus already said that; tell us something we don’t know…” they persisted.

“You have created an illusion that life is what you think it is, rather than living simply from the inner heart”, was his simple response.

“Buddha already said that, tell us who will be saved”, they demanded again.

“Anyone that chooses to put love for themselves, their body and their light will be saved by themselves and in doing so will truly give love to others. It is the fear of your own light that you fight” he responded lightly, unperturbed.

“Yes, yes, now you’re just combining Patanjali and Nelson Mandela – tell us something new” was their impatient retort.

Again he replied with the same.

“There is nothing new here; there is nothing different to be said. The choice has always been there – be willing to step away from things you do that give you identity and ask yourself about how you can live in harmony with the divinity that is already in you. That is where God lives.”

There was silence among the crowd. Some people walked away in despair, some started to shout out questions, some started to interpret what was said to suit their own ends. The clergy started to fight among themselves, simultaneously trying to discount the credibility of this man and about whose religion had taught these principles first.

The day descended into humanity once again choosing to search for an answer that was outside of their own choices, an answer that confirms what they have already chosen to believe, an answer that keeps everything as it is.

On that day humanity invested in complexity once again and preferred to restart the clock on its wait for ‘the real messiah’, rather than consider the possibility that all those messengers past and present saying the same thing, might be onto something.

God lovingly looked on, allowing man free will to chose how they learnt this simple lesson, wondering when his beloved children would realise the merry-go-round they live on, is of their own making.

But this is not the case for all of humanity…

There are more and more people all over the world who are no longer waiting and have taken their destiny into their own hands.

They wake rested from their nights sleep. They treat their body with tenderness, communicate with honesty, work with integrity and laugh with true joy. They are not perfect, but each drop into an old way of being serves to remind them of how amazing they are, rather than confirm that they can’t save themselves. Each choice builds from the last and makes the next easier to make. Each choice comes with a loving disciple that holds life with tenderness and grace.

They make these choices because each of them accepted that ‘they are a son of God’ and there is no better time to start living that fact than right now.

*** Dedicated to Serge Benhayon – Not the Messiah but an awesome example of a person living a loving way of being as best as one can.

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420 thoughts on “Will the Real Son of God Stand Up?

  1. I love your words, ‘“There is nothing new here; there is nothing different to be said. The choice has always been there – be willing to step away from things you do that give you identity and ask yourself about how you can live in harmony with the divinity that is already in you. That is where God lives.” We identify ourselves by what we do or have done – being either proud or ashamed, but neither brings us closer to God. We are already as close as we can be to God, just living as if we aren’t. Wise people have been telling us this for aeons, and now more of us are listening and making that choice.

    1. That is so true, Carmel. I love what you’ve written.

      Joel, I loved reading every word in this blog, and then I get to the end and read ‘each of them accepted that ‘they are a son of God’ and there is no better time to start living that fact than right now.’

      No better time than now indeed! What are We waiting for???

  2. Wonderful blog, Joel, I especially loved ‘each drop into an old way of being serves to remind them of how amazing they are, not that they can’t save themselves’. How loving is that! Bring on the book.

    1. And it’s amazing because it is the living truth that we all save ourselves, no one does it for us. We all have the power to save ourselves when we are living from our innermost connection.

  3. I love this analogy Joel, your light touch and playfully expression makes this a great read for children of ALL ages-when is the book coming?

    1. Yes that is a great point Jacky, it would make an awesome book and there have been promises hinted at in the past that books would be coming, or perhaps a simple comic format, one story at a time….

  4. Standing ovation from me too, amazing writing… I can see this as a children’s book and one that adults would love it too!. Would love to hear more like this. Thank you Joel.

  5. Wow Joel I love this! Yes waking up is the greatest thing – simply waking up from the illusion, knowing you were in an illusion, knowing you will slip back into it many more times before you truly are free, but knowing always that you will be free through your will be done.

  6. Thank you Joel. I love stories and this is the most central one of all. This time around we have been shown just HOW to feel who we are in practical detail. We are being shown by example how to live in a way that confirms and expresses the loving truth we come from. Serge Benhayon speaks and lives the simplicity of our love for all to see and feel… or to resist as they choose.

  7. I love how you write Joel, and in reading this I feel my whole body become still. It is so profound and True and simply exposes how we so often deny seeing or being open to All that is already there just a grasp or breath away. Thank you – Beautiful.

  8. ‘They are not perfect, but each drop into an old way of being serves to remind them of how amazing they are, rather than confirm that they can’t save themselves.’

    What a turn around, that holds the true potential for us to stop waiting for someone to rescue us and live the fact that we are all Sons of God that already hold the ‘key’.

    Thank you, Joel, such powerful words, so lightly shared.

    1. Perfectly summed up Matilda, this is so lightly expressed and so very profound. Yes we have so often overlooked a true messenger of God because we wanted it to look more dazzling or not involve personal responsibility….Joel’s ability to express is simply truely divine.

  9. Isn’t it funny how again and again Truth has been presented in its simplest form, and again and again most of us manage to miss it. After all nothing important can be so simple! How refreshing and wonderful that more and more people are embracing the simple truths and are standing up as the Sons of God that we all are.

  10. Thank you Joel you have truly captured the old, old lazy habit of humanity to want another to save us, to do it for us, rather than standing up, brushing ourselves down, taking responsibility for our woes and seeing it is up to us to save ourselves. And what a graceful example you are of someone choosing to be their own saviour, thank you for your sharing your wisdom. I too have been inspired by the joyful and truly humble example Serge Benhayon offers all of us, as he lives his life as just a simple Son of God.

    1. Great observation Rowena, we are all ingrained with the idea that we need a saviour and as a result hang around being irresponsible while we wait for some ‘one’ to appear, while all the while we are that ‘one’ that we so urgently need.

  11. ‘Each choice comes with a loving disciple that holds life with tenderness and grace.’ Love this line Joel. Love your blog.

  12. I love how you write Joel, you brilliantly expose the choices we make and simply present the way we can choose to live. Agreed, they will make great bedtime stories for children and adults.

  13. Joel, I was laughing to myself as I read this.. I was thinking “when is the crowd going to get it??” – and they just keep asking and asking for something they have already been given the answer to. Over and over again – not by the same person but the message has always been there.

    Pretty much human life in a nutshell (for most) is it not?
    Really good fun to read this – thank you for sharing!

    Cheryl.

  14. No matter how many times I read this article, it keeps its gorgeous charm. It so gracefully and delicately shows our refusal time and time again to accept Truth even when it is right in our face.

  15. It’s a joy to read your parable Joel… thank you… I will take its profoundness with me into my day.

  16. Hi Joel, thank you for writing this timeless article, I love where you say “There is nothing new here; there is nothing different to be said. The choice has always been there – be willing to step away from things you do that give you identity and ask yourself about how you can live in harmony with the divinity that is already in you. That is where God lives.”

  17. What a superb blog, Joel. I love your take on it and find it astounding that traditional religions, who profess to be based on truth and love of humanity, ignore the words right in front of their noses from three of the wisest men. Jesus’ “God lives within you”, the Buddha’s “You have created an illusion that life is what you think it is, rather than living simply from the inner heart” and Patanjali’s “Anyone that chooses to put love for themselves, their body and their light will be saved by themselves and in doing so will truly give love to others” present that ALL of us are sons of God – without exception.

    1. Amazing Judith, I didn’t know that those things were said and that they formed part of the teachings of our main religions. How can we not accept that we are all equally sons of God, when it was being taught hundreds of years ago?

  18. Thanks Joel. This painted such a perfect picture of what is truly going on. Im considering reading it to my son as a bed time story! Thanks for writing such amazing blogs that are a delight to read.

  19. Hi Joel, wow what a great reminder of what was once lived and is now being lived again. We have the simplicity of living a truly glorious life that is totally inline with purpose. Why would we be choose anything else.

  20. Awesome blog! So simply said – filled with truth which resonated in your heart. Let us all stand and claim who we are – Sons of God!

  21. Thanks Joel – another great blog oozing with truth and revealing man’s underlying difficulty with self-responsibility, preferring to blame another for their ills or to look to another to be saved.

  22. What a unique way to tell a truthful story of how we have given our power away, but have always had everything we need right inside all along. I really enjoyed reading this one, Joel. Waiting for the bedtime blog book.

    1. You are right Michael, we ‘have always had everything we need right inside all along’. I’m also waiting for the book… such an amazing piece of writing and so true. I love it.

  23. I so love this Joel, I have to read your blogs many times – they fill me with warmth and joy. You paint a very beautiful picture and have a great gift of communicating truth in a simple and profound way – thank you so much. I am a member of the Joel appreciation club.

  24. I love this. I love it. Such a cool article. It hit the right spot exactly. Soo good! Thank you Joel, wicked (as in fabulously great) piece of writing, and most lovely of all, based on truth.

  25. Thank you Joel for expressing so amazingly what we have all felt and known. I reckon you should collect your blogs and publish them as Joel’s Bedtime Stories. No more ‘Once upon a time….’

    What really stands out in your presentation is that a dominant force that is currently operating in a large proportion of humanity is about having given up on ourselves and expecting something from the outside to save us from the misery in the world – and the petulant frustration this involves.This force then splits people into two: those that give up on religion and those that embrace a false one. This division gives each ‘side’ a false sense of sticking to something real that the others haven’t got. That force is very clever the way it continually perpetuates itself through division and separation. But it will fall, as you have said, as the real Sons of God stand up.

  26. I love the combination of humor with truth,thank you Joel. This bought back memories of the Monty Python era and it is as crazy….and I guess it is not truly funny when you actually consider we have spent a lot of our time looking for God or ‘our savior’ outside of ourselves when that divine essence is within us and has been all along.

    1. We are taught from the cradle to the grave to look for a saviour outside of ourselves, and yes it is crazy when you consider we have it all inside ourselves to be our own saviour!

  27. So beautifully expressed and a joy to read. It is crazy how we as humanity seek to complicate when it is truly so simple.

    What I want to know is when are we going to have a ‘Joel’s book of parables’ to read to our kids as bedtime stories?

    1. Well said Paula, these tales you share with us are pure gold Joel. You expose our human foibles with such a light touch.

  28. I never doubted I was the son of God. The teachings of Jesus confirmed this for me as a child. I felt that he lived in a way that demonstrated, not preached, how we could all live. There were plenty of religions and self help books I came across that gave lip service to this knowledge but I never felt they demonstrated how to live the love of God from within and teach from that place … Not until I had a session with Serge back in 1999. Since then I have observed the most amazing body of work develop not from one man alone, but by many who have been inspired to live and make more loving choices and bring their loving light to the world without fear of retribution.

  29. I loved this so much. A very dear analogy that I hold close to my heart. It feels like the clear and simple nursery rhythm that many children don’t get to hear before bed. Thank you Joel for this lovely gift…your blogs are awesome.

    1. I so agree Josh, and they are calling out to be put into a book for people of all ages. It’s a way of looking at ‘the what has been made’ and disassembling it with ‘the way it is truly’. Bring it on Joel.

    2. I agree Josh, I love the story like quality of this blog, re-reading it doesn’t reduce the fun and beauty of it in any way.

  30. I am standing with applause, It is not when will the Messiah come but when will we/humanity understand it is us ourselves who wear the Messiah badge? Lets stand and claim back Love.

    1. I join in the applause, I am celebrating the joy of me living more as me than ever before and building love, vitality and joy into my life. I love the simplicity of this blog from Joel. He exposes the complexity of our so called experts and how often they won’t see what is right there in front of them because they don’t believe it could be that simple. Anyone who lived as Jesus truly lived would recognise the way forward through actually living love and never just talking about it.

    2. Brilliant blog Joel, so simply written and you have the clergy down to a tee! They are so heavily invested in their own version of Religion and too busy squabbling amongst them selves, to appreciate that we are all the sons of God, and as you say Toni lets stand together and claim back love.

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