The content of this blog presumes you are already familiar with Denver Snuffer's books. Careful explanations given in the books lay the foundation for what is contained here. If you read this blog without having first read his books, then you assume responsibility for your own misunderstanding and misinterpretation of the writer's intent. Please do not presume to judge Mr. Snuffer's intentions if you have not first read his books.
We have a whole different mindset than did the ancients. We view things through the prism of Aristotle. We think that "reality" is what we can observe and touch and measure. However, there was once a mindset where what is "reality" was what God said. The Word of God alone was enough to make the reality.
When God said or promised something that was enough to make what God said true, real, and eternal.
God says: "You are my son, this day I have begotten you." (Psalms 2:7) When that occurred, it was enough to make a man a son of God. I don't know if we even believe that possible now.
Today we assume if it is to happen at all it will be in the afterlife. To the ancients, the person to whom this promise was made was instantly a son of God, even though he may have to live out a life in mortality before entering into the kingdom promised him.
The "king-making ceremonies" of the Egyptians, for example, made the Pharaoh a son of Horus and a God. He was a God on earth even though everyone knew that he needed to eat and breathe to survive. He would eventually die and be buried. He was a mortal - but he was a God. The promise was everything. The words of the ceremony, the effect of the anointing, the commitment to the man was enough to make him a God.
This concept of man becoming God hails from a different culture and time. One untainted by the "head of gold, arms of silver, belly of brass, etc." It is from a time when the Eastern mind, (words are eternal, everything here is temporary and an illusion) was in place among those who are talking with God.
Christ took the Father's words so seriously that Christ became the literal embodiment of God the Father's words. He, Christ, was known as the "Word of God" because He remained true to every word spoken by the Father. If you want to know what the Father said, look to Christ.
So believing/accepting the words of God are critical to getting the true reality of what this life is all about.