DEVOTION 8
How Would We Know Jesus,
If He Came Back Today?

Wed. April 22, 2020
Many Christians have developed the habit of asking, "What would Jesus do?" when faced
with a tough decision or problem. I would assume that Muslims ask the same question of
Mohammed, Buddhists of Buddha, and Jews of the great Prophets. It is very human to look
to those who have lived on earth and served God and Man so nobly for aide and answers.

Lately, I've been asking myself that question, but in a different way, "How would we know
Jesus if he did come back today?" Coming back today, would he be as he was in
Jerusalem 2000 years ago; barefoot, wandering, living on the charity of others, speaking
outdoors to those who would listen? The modern world has changed since those days.  In
America, we might regard that Jesus today as homeless, a hippy, or a nuisance. What do
you think?

Many call Jesus, "Jesus Christ," as if Christ were his last name.  It isn't; Christ is a state of
being.  It means "anointed" as in the 23rd Psalm, "...he anointed my head with oil..." or "The
kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD,
and against his Anointed..." Psalm 2:2.  The title, Messiah, also means anointed one. Jesus
was believed to be the Messiah, anointed one, by his Jewish followers and he, according to
John, also proclaimed himself so. (John 4:25-26)

To those of us who follow Astrology, Jesus was the Messiah of the Piscean Age and is still
the holy "anointed one." However, we are entering the Age of Aquarius and some of us  
believe that there will be a mass anointing (many anointed Ones) during this 2000 year
period. Didn't Jesus say:

"
Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also;
and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.
John 14:12. "Heal the
sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely
give."
Matthew 10:8

Time on earth is not the same as in Heaven.  In other words; the material world is of a
different dimension than the spiritual world. How do we make our prayer, "thy will be done
on earth as it is in Heaven" come true?

In the imminent Aquarian Age, we are
all called to be anointed, to be messiahs, to help
bring Heaven (Spirit) to earth (physical). This is what Jesus meant by
"greater works than
these."
Jesus has done his work; it is our turn now.  We will give him greater honor by
following him rather than worshiping him.  He does not ask for adulation, but cooperation in
healing and evolving our world: "...  just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but
to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."  MT 20:28  

We are too complacent in letting him do all the work and too lazy to take over ourselves.  It
is much easier to "let Jesus do it" rather than taking his burden upon ourselves and
following HIS WAY. What is His Way?  It is THROUGH him, not by him. He is always there
to aide, guide, and he will take over if asked.  

So, in answer to my original question, 'how would we know Jesus the Christ, if he did come
back today?' I would say to all of us:

"Look in the mirror, look at the passing faces, look to your brother, your sister, your friend, a
stranger and praise God from whom all blessings flow through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
Amen"