MY NOTES ON THE CREATIVE ACT OF PRAYER
Fr Leo Benjamin
To understand why prayer is a creative act, we first must know what Consciousness is; it is a state of being, a state of being aware; the ultimate consciousness is being aware of God.
In the book of Isaiah 46:9-10 it reads, Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me. Declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure. This verse reveals the prophetic nature of God’s Word. The very act of creation of the heaven and the earth, we see a pattern emerge, a pattern that reveals Gods desire to build a dwelling place for his Divine Presence. At the very beginning even the very first letter of the Torah it reveals this mystery with a (בְּ Bet meaning house or dwelling place). This theme runs from Genesis all the way through to Revelation, and it is one that you can easily follow. We will come to understand that this is not a static concept but a very active concept. When we learn to declare the end from the beginning we participate in the very act of creation, by an act of faith. It says in Hebrews 11:6 – But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Our lives as we mature in Christ Jesus can and should participate in this act of faith on a daily basis. The next essential concept we become aware of is water, you will notice water was never created it is and was always there, creation is a mirror reflection of this heavenly realm. Water in Hebrew is (mayim). Heaven is (shamayim meaning the name of water) shamayim is a compound of two Hebrew words (shem meaning name, or character, and mem meaning water). Revealing as we will soon see that this unique water becomes a reflection of the heavens. When He divides the waters from the waters, revealing His conscious character. Gods name as revealed to Moses in Exodus 3:14 (אֲשֶׁר הָיָה הָיָה ..I Am that I Am or I will BE to you what I will BE) meaning the “EXISTING ONE”, “God IS” the state of being awake and aware. He is the PURE and the only REAL consciousness that exists. The Hebrew letter that represents water is the letter (mem). This letter is represented by an open (מ mem) or a closed (ם mem) Waters being analogues to consciousness, consciousness is the catalyst or the womb that reflects life from the invisible realm to the visible realm. From the heaven that is real, to the earth that is merely a reflection. We being conscious beings, realizing that we are an intricate participant in Gods continuous act of creation.
Water is the only thing that is available before the act of creation. Light is the instructions of God, The waters is the building block of life. Now that we have discovered water is consciousness later we will explore what is collective consciousness, v’s what is personal consciousness. As our studies progress we will come to the incredible understanding that consciousness is what all creation is made from and what we are really are made of. We will soon wake-up this reality, It is in each of us and surrounds all of us. Without it our very existence our planet or should we say everything we know would exist. Consciousness is the fundamental building block of life; consciousness is who and what we are in our purest form and before the fall of man we were ONE with God, revealing our relationship with God as a continues spiritual union with our creator. That is also the reason why it was so devastating to the human race when we lost this capacity at the fall. We became self-aware we discoved our nakedness Genesis 3:7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. They sewed fig-leaves together and made themselves aprons. This is the reason that the most powerful prayer in scripture is Deuteronomy 6:4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is ONE LORD. The other most powerful prayer in scripture found in Matthew 6:9-10 – After this manner, therefore, pray ye: OUR Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Notice it begins with the understanding that God is OUR Father revealing our collective consciousness, our progeny from our heavenly family our father the Existing One יהוה.
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