Primitive Christianity Revived, Again
I am the living liquid that flows in and through each moment in your life. I am both the chalice and the liquid itself. In all things turn your mind to my presence and it will be renewed and transformed by my light candling your conscious and conscience.I am the living Word that the abstracted mind rejects in favor of outward ideas, conceptual frameworks, and insitutions.
I am non-conceptual. I am not an object ... I am life eternal experienced directly. I am in the living present, not in the idols of past or future outward ideas. I am within you and without you. I am the mystery of a consciousness anchored in and a conscience informed by my abiding presence. To know this mystery is to experience me directly and immediately in all things and under all circumstances. This is the faith of the living gospel; to turn mind and heart to me, thereby awakening into eternal being/Being through the workings of my presence transforming the very nature of your consciousness and conscience. I am salvation and light; in my presence is eternal life.
Take up the new garment of righteousness that is of my making through my abiding presence within you and you will live the peace and freedom of a consciousness and conscience gathered in my presence.
If you would know me; I will come to you in patient intentional quite. Attending to my presence is the Living Gospel; it is living the great story directly rather than reading about it or putting faith in the outward witness of another. I am the living Gospel ... the living Witness.
"For I also did believe and expect great things in a church-state and way of worship; and in simplicity of heart did I enter into it, and walk in it, and was not without knowledge, warmth, and experiences there. But all this the Lord broke down by a strong hand, in one moment; and hath taught me since to throw away all my gains here, and elsewhere, and to count them but dross and dung, for the excellency of the knowledge of Jesus Christ my Lord. And having tasted, having seen, having felt, having handled, I cannot but commend the life ; and dissuade all men from all knowledge, all worship, all religion, all ways, and practices (though ever so taking, pleasant, and promising), out of the life. And this is to know Christ; namely, to know the life: and this is to obey Christ, to obey the life: and this is the kingdom of Christ which is to come, to have the life reign in power and great glory. But the knowing or believing of a history concerning Christ, this is not the knowledge or the faith: antichrist all along the apostasy, in all his various forms and dresses, hath known and believed thus: and this kind of knowledge must pass away, further than it can find a place and service in the life. Be not angry at my testimony; it flows from pure love, and comes forth in great good-will to your souls."
Source: The Works of Isaac Penington: A Minister of the Gospel in the Society of Friends : Including His Collected Letters, Volume 1 pgs. 241-243