First, needs be that i testify, "i respect Mahatma Gandhi more than any other soul who has received the breath(Spirit, air) of life since i received my first breath in '43"!
The source of such respect, not being that which others have written concerning him, but The Spirit of, and in, the quotes attributed unto him.http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/07/earth-provides-enough-to-satisfy-every.html
And in the latter years of his Life i believe that Mahatma Gandhi REALized how "compromising" the ways of politics (governments of this world) and/or religion(except it be The Active Faith as revealed in James 1:27) were!
Yet i believe he also REALized that such was needful for "disobedient and gainsaying (contradicting and opposing GOD) people". Those worldly and/or religious ones who would rather have a man than Our FATHER and GOD rule over (politicians/kings/popes), and speak to (clergy, prophets, evangelists) them! (Romans 10:21, I Timothy 1:9, Exodus 20:19, l Samuel 8:4-21)
And Thankfully, i believe that Mahatma Gandhi was blessed in his latter years, for he REALized a common union with Spiritual brothers and sisters who called nothing their own, as they evermore sought and desired The Fruit bore in "a simple and Spiritual Life"....... (Acts 2:44; 4:32, Galatians 5:22, Ephesians 5:9) http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-treasures-of-simple-and-spiritual.html
So it is that i believe he experienced Family, as it should be! (Ephesians 3:15, James 1:27)
"A Household of Faith" indeed and TRUTH....... (Galatians 6:10)
And thankfully India speaks kindly of Mahatma Gandhi!
However, they "hear his words and do them not".......
For India has chosen to have it's portion with the rest of this evil world in the destruction of Creation (air, water, land, vegetation, creatures) and perversion of that which IS SPIRIT(TRUTH, Light, Life, Faith, Grace, Peace, Love, Wisdom,,,,,,, ALL that IS Truly GOOD)! (John 7:7, Matthew 7:13, I John 5:19: 2:15-17; 8:44, II Corinthians 4:4, James 1:27; 4:4)
Yet Mahatma Gandhi had testified, “GOD forbid that India should ever take to industrialism after the manner of the west... keeping the world in chains. If India took to similar economic exploitation, it would strip the world bare like locusts”! A prophecy evermore being fulfilled in this day and age.......
For today, not only China, but India also has joined the nations of this evil world, and/or religion's way, in the destruction and perversion! Sadly, TRUTH IS! Every nation of this evil world has it's portion in the destructive and perverse ways that emanate from mankind's "imag"ination! (John 7:7, I John 5:19) http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-whole-world-not-just-portion-is.html
Yet in each and every nation of this world, The Faithful "aliens and pilgrims while on the earth" have chosen to "come out from among them", as we evermore seek and desire to "separate" ourselves from the ways of this evil world and/or religion(except it be The Active Faith as revealed in James 1:27)!(Hebrews 11:13, I Peter 2:11, II Corinthians 6:17, John 7:7, I John 2:15-17; 5:19, James 1:27: 4:4, I Peter 2:9)
Choosing to live "a simple and Spiritual life" liken unto Mahatma Gandhi, and other Faithful brethren of The Messiah in times past, rather than having our portion with those who are destroying Creation and perverting that which IS SPIRIT! (John 7:7, I John 5:19: 2:15-17, James 4:4, Matthew 7:13-14)
i can but Hope there would be others who would receive "a love of The TRUTH so they might be saved", for TRUTH evermore reveals the need for a soul to "Come Out" from among those who have their portion in and of this evil world and/or religion's way(except The Active Faith as revealed in James 1:27).......
(II Thessalonians 2:10-12, II Corinthians 6:17, Revelations 18:4, John 7:7, James 1:27; 4:4) http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2013/05/one-needs-receive-love-of-truth-to-be.html
And The TRUTH evermore reveals how "poor and in need" of Our FATHER and GOD" HIS children Truly are! (Psalms 70:5; 72:13, John 20:17) http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/09/father-help-and-he-does.html
It is as Mahatma Gandhi testified, "I am but a poor struggling soul yearning to be wholly good, wholly truthful and wholly non-violent in thought, word and deed, but ever failing to reach the ideal which I know to be true. It is a painful climb, but the pain of it is a positive pleasure to me. Each step upwards makes me feel stronger and fit for the next".......
So it is that i believe he saw "The Light" that IS The Messiah....... (Genesis 1:3)
For only those who have REALized how "poor and in need" they Truly are have been enabled to see "The Light" that IS The Messiah! "The Light" that leads His brethren along that "Narrow Way" midst the darkness that is of this evil world and/or religion's way....... That "Narrow Way" that IS "The Way, The TRUTH, and The Life"! (Psalms 70:5; 72:13, Genesis 1:3, John 1:9, Matthew 7:14, John 3:19; 8:12; 12:46, Ephesians 6:12, John 7:7: 14:6) http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-word-of-god-let-there-be-light.html
Thankfully "The Light" that IS The Messiah was revealed in both His Life and His Teachings, for He IS "The Light which enlightens every man born into the world"! And it is needful to REALize that The Messiah received both His Life and His Teachings from "Our FATHER and GOD", HE WHO IS LIGHT! (John 1:9, Genesis 1:3, John 7:16; 12:49-50; 14:10,23-24; 17:8,14; 20:17, I John 1:5-6)
Once again: i believe that Mahatma Gandhi saw "The Light" that IS The Messiah and sought to follow Him on that "Narrow Way" that is "The Way, The Truth, and The Life"....... (John 1:9, Matthew 7:14, John 14:6)
For Mahatma Gandhi testified, "True religion is not a narrow dogma. It is not external observance. It is Faith in GOD and living in the presence of GOD. It means Faith in a future Life, in TRUTH and Ahimsa. There prevails today a sort of apathy towards these things of The SPIRIT".......
And he sounded his Declaration of Dependence:
"I have been a willing slave to this most exacting MASTER for more then half a century. HIS Voice has been increasingly audible as years have rolled by. HE has never forsaken me even in my darkest hour. HE has saved me often from myself and left me not a vestige of independence. The greater the surrender to HIM, the greater has been my Joy"!
YES! "Joy!" REALized in Self-Denial and Surrender....... A True Declaration of Dependence!
And The Messiah also sounded His Declaration of Dependence upon "Our FATHER and GOD" when He simply testified, "i can do nothing of my own self"! (John 5:19,30; 8:28-29; 7:16; 12:49-50; 14:10,23-24; 17:8,14, 20:17) http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-messiah-testified-i-can-do-nothing.html
And Thankfully in spite of me, not because of me, i have REALized how "poor and in need" of "Our FATHER and GOD" i Truly am, evermore REALizing that liken unto The Messiah so also "i can do nothing of my own self("I",ego,id,pride)"! (Psalms 70:5; 72:13, John 20:17; 5:19-30; 8:28-29)
Those who REALize such, in every nation under the sun, join all the other "aliens and pilgrims while on the earth" in "crying unto Our FATHER and GOD day and night"....... (Hebrews 11:13, I Peter 2:11, Luke 18:7)
As we evermore sound and resound a Declaration of Dependence:
HE DID! and HE does.......
So Thankfully, "The Peace that surpasses all understanding" IS! in spite of the dis-ease (no-peace) that is of this evil world and/or religion's way(except it be The Active Faith as revealed in James 1:27)....... (Philippians 4:7, John 14:27; 7:7, I John 2:15-17; 5:19, James 1:27; 4:4)
ALL Thanks and Praise Be Unto Our FATHER(TRUTH, SPIRIT, CREATOR, GOD, LORD, MASTER, LIGHT, LOVE, LIFE,,,,,,, ALL IN ALL that which IS Truly GOOD)! (John 20:17; 14:28, Mark 10:18)