In My Name - I AM
The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.
Spirit = your true invisible nature of Love, openness and forgiveness.
God is a pretty loaded word, but only until we look a little closer.
Until now you have not asked for anything in My name. Ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete. I have spoken these things to you in figures of speech. A time is coming when I will no longer speak to you this way, but will tell you plainly about the Father.…
My name = "I am the Lord your God." ... It requires meditation to escape the slavery/darkness of our own faulty thinking. Take the Bible to heart, apply it to yourself: My name is I am. Not the name my parents gave me, but the name that qualifies me as the child of Life. Not the "me", the wicked, ignorant person, but I am, Awareness; sacred, pristine, at the core of Being, here and now. It sounds foolish to the "me" who suffers and defends its own ignorance.
complete joy = Life is not about suffering, but to glorify God on Earth.
glorify God = being aware of God's presence, here and now, beyond thinking and feeling.
idols = objects. Thoughts and feelings are objects in our mind. In order to come closer to God we need to leave behind the nets of our own thinking and feeling.
Father = Consciousness/Love/Life
God = the cause of the phenomena of life.
Earth = God's perfect creation, here and now.
world = How we see and feel God's perfect creation, filtered through our erroneous sense of "me". The sense of time and space is a product of thinking.
wicked one = that's you and me, thinking and feeling on behalf of the separate-self we believe ourself to be.
before the world existed = before I got confused, through the false sense of 'me'.
Father = Consciousness, Being infinite (all space), eternal (all time).
the work you gave Me to do = not the little 'me' of the confused person, but Me as in I AM -- pristine, sacred Awareness -- awaiting recognition at the core of everyone who dares to question reality. "Following Jesus" is not about popularity, it is not the path of making sense in 'this world' of darkness, but to embrace the gift of Life; not even God is loved by everyone. Nobody can embrace I AM on your behalf.
Without meditation/prayer this will either be disregarded as nonsense, or blindly believed.
We need to examine everything we believe, otherwise we will be trapped -- maybe our whole life --, even with the best intentions.
Belief is a concept we are invested in.
Hope and belief are stepping stones for little children. Our job is only to know the truth, and the truth will set us free.
truth = that which never changes, Consciousness.
He/Him = your sacred, effortless I AMness -- Awareness. Not another in 'this world', neither 'you' as person, but here and now as Presence, Peace... "Christ in you".