Gnostic Doctrine

Monday, 3 September 2018

What is the Ego? Philippians 2:3

What is the Ego?







Philippians 2

2 If, then, there is any encouragement in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any sharing of spirit, if any tender affections and compassions, 2 make my joy full in that YOU are of the same mind and have the same love, being joined together in soul, holding the one thought in mind, 3 doing nothing out of contentiousness or out of egotism, but with lowliness of mind considering that the others are superior to YOU, 4 keeping an eye, not in personal interest upon just YOUR own matters, but also in personal interest upon those of the others


Galatians 5

25 If we are living by spirit, let us go on walking orderly also by spirit. 26 Let us not become egotistical, stirring up competition with one another, envying one another.

ego--The I. The ego is man, and by reason of his self-will he makes and remakes as he wills. In this lie his greatest strength and his greatest weakness. The ego is of itself possessed of nothing. It is a mere ignorant child in the Mind of Being, but through the door of its consciousness must pass all the outward senses.

egotism--A state of consciousness built up by the will functioning in the outward senses. In this false expression it looks upon itself as great, honourable, mighty. Egotism stops the flow of spiritual life in the mind and heart of the believer.

We understand that the enemy is within us. Our natural impulse is to indulge and satisfy self. The flesh and the spirit battle for our mind constantly. This natural tendency to translate everything in our lives indulgently is reflected in the fact that the blood rushes through our body powered by the heart. We are told that the heart is the greatest deceiver in creation. “The heart is more treacherous than anything else and is desperate. Who can know it? ” (Jer. 17:9).

Our ego catapults self-interest to the forefront of our attention. Daily readings, Bible study and prayer subdues the power of the ego. Over a period of time the reflective mind, remembering the pain of past ego-driven mistakes, will grow in wisdom. But ego never disappears. It can only be suppressed and its power limited by the constant reintroduction of spiritual thinking.

there are 2 egos the carnal and the spiritual

ego, carnal--When the self-will attaches itself toward the outward senses of consciousness, it builds the ego, which has no basis in new life of the believer. This is known as the old man of the flesh or the carnal mind. It is the thinking of the flesh that causes all the trouble in the world.

ego, spiritual--The true self; an individualized center of the Christ Consciousness; as Paul says in
Galatians 2:20
20 I am impaled along with Christ. It is no longer I that live, but it is Christ that is living in me. Indeed, the life that I now live in flesh I live by the faith that is toward the Son of God, who loved me and handed himself over for me.
21 I do not shove aside the undeserved kindness of God; for if righteousness is through law, Christ actually died for nothing;

 It is no longer I that live, but it is Christ that is living in me this is conscious identity. with Christ our real self

5 comments:

  1. There are two spirits, counterfeit spirit is the instcitual spirit within man and the Holy Spirit who allows soul to transform within through the great I AM who is Lord and this is Christ through Jesus who is the only way you'll come into the Father's presence. Each one has to let go of the right in this world while you remain within and turn to him on the left in order to cross over and enter the narrow way leading to life. Take note: Few find for only those who ask receive. We're in the II coming... and I am She and if I didn't know I wouldn't say... this is your delivery calling.

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  2. Actually the ego is not completely apposed to God, he thinks he is God and this is why the religious leaders were wanting to stone Jesus - they couldn't understand what was going on. (John 10:34). We are not stoning You for any good work,” said the Jews, “but for blasphemy, because You, who are a man, declare Yourself to be God.” Jesus replied, “Is it not written in your Law: ‘I have said you are gods’? If he called them gods to whom the word of God came—and the Scripture cannot be broken—…. <3 In truth you cannot kill your own god and ego is not some kind of accident within man - he was needed in many ways & one was for you to understand free will. He continually seeks to possess the human mind on the right through various means and though he does lack original thought and he's a copy cat called blind one, he's quite popular and active in society having succeeded in many ways in many religions creating the world around us. The anti-Chirst are those who oppose the true Christ who is Lord and saviour, the first born of many and the only way man comes into the Father's presence before death. Remember ego is very sophisticated wearing many hats to appease the nations and he has a piece of every religion. He's in the church, he sits quite high up and don't call him the pope, he's in the corner church. A characteristic about ego is he will not bend an ear for the truth, he cannot comprehend that which appears to shatter his world. The only way to have him removed is for the true light to shine with the Lord and this little one doesn't take up a battle with ego, he simply turns away telling ego to get behind. One thing the light and the truth have in common, they're both pure. The way is with the Lord is the way of holiness and the ungodly shall not cross over, and its there for the wayfaring traveller, the little child born of water and spirit, though a fool for this little one's within man, he shall not error therein as the Lord is able to uphold him. The Lord does not up hold ego - ego is attached to the flesh having been manifested from the psyche of the flesh and this is why ego will either work to sneak in with sheep clothing (with soul) or come through the back way called over the gate (steal the light). When the king asks, Friend how did you get in here without the proper wedding cloths on... friend is speechless, he's not able to speak of the way he came in. This is going to happen, once the word gets out about the way with Lord Jesus, there's going to be a massive amounts of people seeking to enter into the kingdom within and many will work with ego to fake the way and there's no fooling the king.

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  3. Jung would say the Shadow, the ego being our closest conception of God the Ego is Heaven and the Shadow is Earth and the Self, Christ, unifies them while keeping them distinct.

    Blavatsky on Lucifer as Logos
    “Esoteric philosophy admits neither good nor evil per se, as existing independently in nature. The cause for both is found, as regards the Kosmos, in the necessity of contraries or contrasts, and with respect to man, in his human nature, his ignorance and passions. There is no devil or the utterly depraved, as there are no Angels absolutely perfect, though there may be spirits of Light and of Darkness; thus LUCIFER – the spirit of Intellectual Enlightenment and Freedom of Thought – is metaphorically the guiding beacon, which helps man to find his way through the rocks and sandbanks of Life, for Lucifer is the LOGOS in his highest, and the “Adversary” in his lowest aspect – both of which are reflected in our Ego.” (Vol. 2, p. 162)
    ~M. Blavatsky

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  4. It's called the fleshly mind too.

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  5. and thus demonstrates ego.

    An alternative way to proceed is to politely ask questions to see who is able and willing to answer. ASK: Ask Seek Knock.

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