Introduction to the Voice, Breath and Flesh
This story originates with a small community who each desired to express their creativity. This community is made up of, a Voice, Breath and Flesh. I am one example of that creative expression. There are many others that are too numerous to mention in this brief introduction. My life is a testimony to the desire of that first group to share their creativity with their creation.
The Voice, the Breath and the Flesh realised that by myself I can only dimly make out a sense of who they are. This image is distorted by a lie. This lie is spread throughout the world and influences everything in the world. The good news is that the lie always has to give way to the Voice, Breath and Flesh.
Creation once was a complete unity then it was divided. How this came about is complex but the Voice continued to talk to his creation. He never stopped speaking the truth even though the lie was believed by most people.
Before I was born the Voice, Breath and Flesh began a plan to make truth absolutely clear. This plan required the Flesh to live with his creation so that everyone could see the lie clearly. His presence focussed the differences between the truth and the lie. It became obvious that people believed either one or the other.
The preparations for the Flesh living with us were carefully planned out. A man called John was specially prepared from birth to ensure that everyone knew who the Flesh in person really was. He knew the entire history of the Voice speaking and how deceiving the lie could be.
John was not afraid to speak the truth. He was very clear about who the Flesh was and the Flesh’s relationship with the Voice and with the Breath. It clearly was a huge commitment by the Voice, Breath and Flesh to separate for this time so that their creation could get a first hand account of the truth.
The Lie and John Argue for the First Time
Some people didn’t like John’s account of what was happening between the Voice, Breath and Flesh. They didn’t like it because they knew it would disrupt the lie that they had become very comfortable with.
Their tactic was typical. They questioned John’s character. They asked if he was claiming to be the Flesh. I am sure that they thought if he made this claim it would be easy to debunk his message.
When that didn’t work they questioned what he was doing. John was baptising people and the lie didn’t like that either. In all this John was very clear about his purpose. Simply put he was there to make sure people were ready for the Flesh.
John and the Flesh Meet
While John was baptising people the Flesh approached him. It was Jesus, his cousin. But, John had no hesitation in declaring that Jesus was a part of Creation’s original community in person. John clearly stated that his purpose was to announce the arrival of the Flesh. It was a simple job that he performed faithfully.
Then amazingly John had a view of the rest of Creation’s community, a window into the heavens. The voice spoke to John and said that Jesus is the Flesh, a part of us, Voice and Breath.
The Flesh Creates His Community
Jesus began to gather people with him to form a new community. They were to get to know him intimately, The Flesh, but they knew his name, Jesus. From the outset they saw that Jesus clearly was an example of truth. He was not influenced in anyway by the lie.
The group started with some fishermen, Simon who became known as Peter, Philip, Nathanael and Andrew. They were all good men who were to travel closely with Jesus for the next few years.
Their travels would take them all around Israel and they would get to see the truth lived in many situations. Jesus told them from the outset that they would get the full picture of Creation’s intent. Through Jesus they would see what the Voice and the Breath and the Flesh were truly saying. They lived in a culture that was steeped in the lie but as they spent time with Jesus this would change.