In this post, I’ll be discussing verses 14 and 15 in the Gospel of Thomas. Verse fourteen states: “Jesus said to them, ‘If you fast, you will give rise to sin for yourselves; and if you pray, you will be condemned; and if you give alms, you will do harm to your spirits. When you go into any land and walk about in the districts if they receive you, eat what they will set before you; and heal the sick among them. For what goes into your mouth will not defile you, but which issues from your mouth – it is that which will defile you.”
This verse points out that if you fast, meaning if you shut off your senses to the outside world and go within, you will become aware of the doubt that rises within you. When you give alms, you are not truly giving to the spirit because what you do unto others, you do unto yourselves. Go within, commune with your higher self, who is the one true God. It is not what you consume that defiles you but what you speak into existence, what you do within your imagination that manifests. So, think and speak lovely things in this world.
The fifteen verse states, “Jesus said, “When you see one who was not born of woman, prostrate yourselves on your faces and worship him. That one is your father.”
In this verse, by now, we know that Jesus Christ represents the power and wisdom of God. God is who you truly are, as it states in Genesis 1:26, “Let us make man in our image.” The power and wisdom is a state of Consciousness. It is such a gift when you realize that you are God, that every individual in this world is God, and that everything began as God. When you realize that you are a divine being and not limited to this garment of flesh that you wear, the world's limitations seem to impose on you; then you understand that God on the outside does not exist. You begin to serve the higher self. Your higher self is God the father.