An Apostle Steps Forward
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An Apostle Steps ForwardSpirit speaks in excerpt from Time for Truth
Incredible spiritual events occurred in the life of author Nick Bunick that convinced him and hundreds of thousands of others that he had lived 2,000 years ago as the Apostle Paul. “Even if Paul and I don’t share the same body, we share the same spirit, soul, and beliefs . . . and the same commitment: that it’s time for a new beginning—a time for truth. I live with a duality, and I don’t distinguish Paul’s thoughts or feelings from my own. I express myself through my conscious mind. Paul expresses himself through my soul mind. But we are connected and inseparable, as you are with your own higher self.”
The following is a conversation between Nick and “J.” As Nick explains in his book, “J” is a man who is a reincarnated “facet” of Jesus (which the author refers to as Jeshua).
I dialed the overseas number.
J answered, and I introduced myself. He responded with a kind laugh and said, “Nick, you have the same exact voice you had 2,000 years ago.” His own voice was gentle but firm, with the ever-so-slight trace of an accent I couldn’t identify. The next words he said caught me totally by surprise: “Two thousand years ago I lost my temper, and it cost me my life. I can’t let that happen again.”
He then asked me to let him talk for a while, and proceeded to tell me how saddened he was over the conditions existing in the world today. He said that 2,000 years ago we’d given people our messages, but they had gotten lost. This time we should present them again and teach people how to live by them. However, he told me that our first priority was humanity. He said, “Parents cannot think of their relationship with God when they have hungry children they can’t feed or lack clean water for them to drink. Taking care of those in need who are suffering and struggling in the world is our first responsibility, and then we will be able to care for their souls.”
J and I discussed a number of things that afternoon, including how his death came about. It’s important that you process the following account carefully, for it’s so different from what has been taught for the last 1,600 years.
He told me that the morning after the night he was arrested, he was taken before Pontius Pilate, who was the Roman governor of Judea appointed by Caesar. There were three additional elderly Jewish men in his chamber. They were members of the Sanhedrin, a group of 70 men who were the overseers of the Jewish religion in the Holy Land. Contrary to the Gospels, there had been no trial of Jeshua the night before by this Jewish council. Pilate had summoned three members as witnesses.
Pilate then turned on Jeshua, verbally attacking him, accusing him of preaching that there was someone in the Holy Land more powerful than the emperor. Jeshua responded by trying to explain to Pontius Pilate that he wasn’t talking about a mortal but someone outside of this realm, his God. Pilate became very angry at him, repeating his accusations.
Jeshua, in turn, also got angry and asked Pilate why he couldn’t understand what Jeshua was saying—that it was not a person, but God he had been referring to in his talks. But the only gods Pontius Pilate could relate to were the wooden and plaster idols that the Romans prayed to, and they certainly weren’t considered superior to the emperor.
The two began shouting at one another. Pilate turned to the three elderly Jewish men and said, “See how he is talking to me?” He then turned back to Jeshua and demanded that he acknowledge that he was wrong and that no one was greater than the emperor.
Jeshua basically told Pilate that he couldn’t believe how ignorant the man was not to understand that he wasn’t talking about another human being. They again began to yell at one another.
Pilate shouted, “Enough!” He turned to his guards and told them to take Jeshua out of his chamber and have him replace one of the three prisoners who were to be crucified that morning.
J told me that the three elderly Jewish men said they wanted nothing to do with this. They went over to a basin and began to pour water over their hands, which is an old Jewish custom signifying they didn’t want any part of what was going on. It’s interesting to note that in the scriptures, it’s claimed that Pilate was the one who washed his hands, implying he didn’t want to be responsible for Jeshua’s death, but that there was an angry mob of Jews outside demanding he have Jeshua killed.
One of the last things J told me before we said good-bye was that when he finished his mission on Earth, another “facet” of him would take his place while he went on to other realms.