TOPICS: If we did not have free will, why would we need to be saved? – Judas did have a choice – 12 aspects of human psychology – strong and weak aspect – the weakest aspect of the psyche causes the individual to fall – Jesus’ mission is to show how to rise above it –
Question: I recently heard an individual raised in the Methodist religion say that Judas had no choice to betray you. This seems to fly in the face of free will. Was it possible that Judas would not have betrayed you? How then would you have been betrayed to be crucified? Was this part of his own karma that caused him to betray you?
Answer from ascended master Jesus through Kim Michaels:
It is an unfortunate fact that many Christians, especially many evangelicals or fundamentalists, do not acknowledge or understand the reality of free will. They simply do not understand the basic fact that if human beings did not have free will, there would have been no need for God to send me as a savior to this planet—a savior who can obviously be rejected. If people did not have free will, why would the Old Testament say, “Choose life” (Deuteronomy 30:19) and “choose you this day whom ye will serve” (Joshua 24:15)? There would have been no need for me to tell people that you cannot serve two masters but must choose one over the other (Matthew 6:24).
Free will is indeed a reality, and therefore Judas did have a choice. However, as I explained elsewhere, Judas had indeed chosen to play this particular role in order to illustrate certain aspects of my message. Add to this that if Judas had decided not to play his role, someone else would have filled it and given me up to the authorities. Yet the importance of Judas playing this particular role is that he was one of my disciples.
One of the deeper interpretations of Judas’ actions is that my disciples can be seen as representatives of 12 aspects of human psychology, corresponding to 12 God qualities. All lifestreams have these basic God qualities, such as Power, Vision, Love and Wisdom. All lifestreams have a major quality on which they have great attainment. Most lifestreams also have one or more qualities on which they have little attainment and are unbalanced.
The weaker quality is what causes the lifestream to become attached to some aspect of the material world, as Judas became attached to a particular outcome of my mission. It is this particular attachment that causes the lifestream to fall into a lower state of consciousness and lose its spiritual sense of identity. It is this fall that makes the lifestream vulnerable to becoming crucified by the forces of this world.
So the example of Judas is an illustration of how the weakest part of your psychology will betray you to the authorities of this world, who will then crucify you in an attempt to prevent you from manifesting your personal Christhood and expressing that Christhood in this world. Once this has happened to you, you cannot go back and change the weakness. You cannot turn back the clock.
What you can do is to allow your mortal sense of identity to “die” on the cross, so that your lifestream can be resurrected into its true identity as an immortal spiritual being. Thereby, you can rise above the weakness and the entire consciousness of duality that has crucified your lifestream since it fell.
The process whereby a lifestream raises itself over its own psychological weakness, overcoming all mortal sense of identity and the forces of this world, is the true message behind my mission.
Copyright © 2004 by Kim Michaels