Reading without application leads no where. Knowing the truth without applying it, changes nothing. Soul's deception is, that because we know more than others, we are more advanced, that we are progressing along a spiritual path. Soul is the great deceiver. Don't become lost in "the letter which killeth truth."
Discovering what soul is and how it operates, that is illumination (enlightenment). Breaking the soul-mind connection and restoring the Father-mind connection, that is attaining God-consciousness. Once we are enlightened we don't need to read anything ever again; we only need to apply, do, change and become born again of the Father-mind Righteousness.
How can we find the kingdom of heaven? Unless we are shown the way through knowledge and the application thereof, how can we find it? "Besides this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed; so that they which would pass from Other Earth to you cannot, neither can you pass to us." (Luke 16:26)
"For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; to give knowledge of salvation unto all people. Salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. Be it known therefore unto you, that the salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and they will hear it. Now is the judgment of this world; now shall the prince of this world be cast out. Escape the pollutions of this world through the knowledge of Jesus." (1Timothy 2:3; Luke 1:77; 1Peter 1:5; Acts 28:28; John 12:31; 2Peter 2:20)
What exists in the Father is knowledge: knowledge that is revealed so forgetfulness can be destroyed and we can know the truth again. Salvation begins with the saving of our self first; "work out your own salvation". (Philippians 2:12)
Jesus brought a New Covenant, not a physical covenant like Moses, but the Covenant of God. The wages of sin has been death, but the gift of God is salvation through the teachings of Jesus. Be ye doers of the teaching, not just readers providing lip service. Learn how to rule over your own soul, and then show others the way. Pluck the mote out of your own eye first, so you can see clearly to help your brothers and sisters.
Many are searching the scriptures but cannot come to the understanding thereof. There are many more people seeking this knowledge than there are bringing it to them. In fact, a person who is really made free through these teachings becomes a sower of Jesus' teachings because of his love for those who have not yet been able to attain freedom.
Escape from the pollutions of this world through the knowledge of the Way of Righteousness. "For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. For if the heart condemn us, worry not; God is greater than our heart and knoweth all things." (Hebrews 4:12; 1John 3:20)
Hold fast to these teachings of Jesus and walk in the Way of Righteousness. The fullness of the Gentiles has come in. Keep and guard these teachings lest the souls of men corrupt and destroy them. These teachings are for the healing of all nations. "For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our savior; who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth." (1Timothy 2:3-4)
"The Lord has sent me to preach the gospel to the captives; to open their eyes, that seeing they may see." (Luke 4:18) Everything you need to become free from the shackles of death is right here on this website. Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind. Prove what is good and acceptable and perfect, by doing the will of God and teaching others.
Freedom and "the peace which passes all understanding" comes from detachment from the soul. Presently we are connected to the soul and thereby operating as if we were 'double-minded'. Be not conformed to this double-mindedness, but transform your self back into the consciousness of the Father-mind and walk in Righteousness.
Our mind is in a constant state of flux between being focused outwards into the now, and lost in the thoughts of the soul (day dreaming). Look around and see all the souls holding the people in a 'dream-like state' or trying to keep their minds so busy, they can't focus here in the now.
We must re-train our mind to focus in the now and ignore the whisperings that soul wants us to think about. We must learn how to hold our attention outwards into the now, standing on guard and watching for the trials and temptations coming our way, such that we can deal with them in a righteous manner. Don't let other souls push your soul's 'buttons', causing you to act and react in an unrighteous manner. Every person and situation coming, can be seen as a test of our resolve.
Start looking outwards into the world just as you do when watching TV. When we are watching TV we're just looking at the show; we aren't thinking, questioning or judging. When the soul tries to pull your attention away to its thoughts, refocus on the show going on around you. We need to become watchmen. In Luke 21:36 we are told to "watch always"". This is a warning to stay alert and stand on guard against the wiles of the soul; to stop participating in its dreams. When you learn how to do this you will understand 'the Peace which passes all understanding'.
Practice makes perfect. Patiently endure the failures and fight the good fight against the pull of your soul. Learn how to bridle your soul and quiet the fire of its unruly thoughts. "My brothers and sisters are those who hear the word of God, and do it." (Luke 8:21)
This world has become like a Purgatory. This is an opportunity to repent and return home to Other Earth, or continue on living in darkness and death. This world of the Wicked One is designed to produce unrighteousness; just like we created on Other Earth before we were cast out. In this world the trials and tribulations of soul test our resolve to be Righteous once again. "Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God, for God tempts no man with evil." (James 11:13) Everything here is of the soul's causation.
Jesus came here to help us who went astray (sinned against our brothers and sisters) and became lost in unrighteousness. We are lost in a wilderness of varied and strong deceptions. Soul is the taskmaster; the god and ruler of this world. Ours are soul's trials, temptations and tribulations have been prepared just for us. The soul inside was chosen just for you and is equipped with exactly what is needed to keep you asleep and here; to stop you from finding the "way back home". Through Faith one persues and breaks the soul-mind connection to form the Father-mind connection and become single minded again.
Marvel not when the people of the world begin to hate you for no reason, but rejoice that you are passing from death unto Life. "Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. Recompense to no man evil for evil." (Romans 12:14,17) ("Forgive them, for they know not what they do".)
Our names were removed from the Book of Life when we were cast out of heaven. As we start to apply, do, change and work towards becoming of a single mind once again, our name appears in the Book of Life and assistance is given in a way best for us (not necessarily how we may think it should be given). It's not going to be an easy task, reading; "Call into remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions." (Hebrews 10:32) Maybe reading the Book of Job can help with understanding. Worry not for "God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able." (1Corinthians 10:13)
As Jesus says in the book of Revelation, chapter 3 verse 5, "He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment, and his name shall be written in the Book of Life."