"By myself I am not capable, but as I hear, I judge: so my judgement is correct." (John 5:30)
As we approach the mid-term elections in America, hundreds of political prognosticators are making election predictions. Most of these are educated guesses based on human perception, which is always limited as to input and colored by problematic theories. A politics watcher making forecasts with limited polling and inadequate information gathered from past experience can only honestly say, as Jesus implied in the above Bible quote: "With a limited human mind, I'm not capable!"
But Jesus reminds us there is more than limited human mind. There is a way to know for sure. Jesus teaches us to hear inside the voice from God, the voice of our holy spirit. Our holy spirit experiences all existence ... past ...future ... and the present everywhere. Our holy spirit offers certainty because our holy spirit knows all.
Of course Jesus guides us to listen inside all day long, every day, not merely use inner hearing as a foolproof way to predict the results of future elections. Such every moment hearing and living with the inner voice takes a little willingness and maybe some practice. But yes, we can actually be informed by the voice from God regarding every waking life decision.
It is quite possible to listen to God's Voice all day without interrupting your regular activities in any way. The part of your mind in which truth abides is in constant communication with God, whether you are aware of it or not. It is the other part of your mind that functions in the world and obeys the world’s laws. It is this part which is constantly distracted, disorganized, and highly uncertain. --Jesus Christ, in his revelation for the 21st Century, A COURSE IN MIRACLES.
Gamblers might exclaim: "Oh, good! I can learn to hear election results beforehand, place my bets, and win a lot of money." Politicians might calculate, "If I know for sure the results of this or that election, I can adjust my strategy with respect to this or that issue."
Sorry ... listening inside in the hopes of serving ego purposes will not work. Those familiar with the words of Jesus quoted at the beginning of this article know that he added in the same breath, "...because I seek not my own will." Jesus was able to hear God's voice clearly because he held no ego-vested interests. Our holy spirit will not serve our ego unless our ego has been dedicated to serving only our holy spirit. For these gamblers or politicians, the inner voice will either not come through clearly or will be confusing.
On the other hand, if you have placed your life in God's service, if you have said and really meant something like, "I live for no other reason than to serve the light," then with a little practice you will hear inside everything you need to hear for a miraculous life, including knowing upcoming election results before the elections if you need to know them. Again, from Jesus Christ's A COURSE IN MIRACLES:
All miracles mean Life, and God is the giver of the Life. He will direct you VERY specifically.
"But I really want to know how this coming midterm election will turn out. I'm a good person. I try to serve God. I would never use the information for gambling or for political purposes. I just want to let go of my 'ye-of-little faith' anxiety about the results."
Letting go of anxiety is good. If you remember God is in charge, and trust God, you will surely laugh at any ego-temptation to feel anxiety. Nonetheless, your prayer is heard. Here is a hint: as with all of God's results, it will be a much bigger win than anyone expects.
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