“The Secret”

Have you read or seen or heard “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne? I think it may have been popularized by Oprah’s Book Club.

This very popular book starts out with a short saying introducing the theme or “The Secret” revealed in the book. 
It is commonly attributed to the second line of  “The Emerald Tablet”: “That below as above and that above as below”

There is similarity between “The Secret” and the words of Jesus in Thomas?

“The above as the below,” Thomas 22.
“In earth as in heaven,” Matthew 6:10.

What is the secret? Some call it the law of attraction.
In the scriptures it is sometimes referred to as the Mystery or the Secret of Christ. Ephesians 1:10.
God will gather or attract together all things into one in Christ.

Making the head as the body. And the body as the head, the above as the below: All things gathered together in One.

All things are in Christ. Inside and outside, Above and below, All things are yours, and you possess all things.  1 Corinthians 3:21-22

This Christ in you is the hope of glory. Colossians 1:27.

In the gospel of Philip, speaking of becoming like Christ, it is said,
“What you see you shall become”.

“As a man thinks in his heart so is he”, Proverbs 23:7.

A good person out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth that which is good? for of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. Luke 6:45

"If you bring forth what is within you, what you have will save you." Thomas 70

He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. John 7:38

“The kingdom of heaven is within you”, Can you see it flowing “In earth as it is in heaven”  Luke 17:21, Matthew 6:10.

            Make the two into One,
            and the Inner as the outer, the outer as the Inner,
            The Above as the below,...
            Then you’ll enter into the Kingdom. Thomas 22.

All things are yours, and you possess all things.  1 Corinthians 3:21-22
Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory  Matthew 6:13
All Power in Heaven and in earth is given unto you. Matthew 28:18

Thy will be done, when you make the two into One.

And Jesus said?"What you are looking forward to has come, but you don't know it." (Thomas 51).

There is One body. Ephesians 4:4 There is a new creation. 2 Corinthians 5:17, Galatians 6:15

What we see we shall become, Gospel of Philip
Dean Johnson

This is “The Secret” or the mystery of his will. (Ephesians 1:9)

And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will…
we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him. 1 John 5:14-15

The Mystery of Christ


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