About TEST Success Podcast: A Metaphysical Bible Study
My name is Dr. Marty Dow and I want to welcome you to this podcast blog site.
The Essential Spiritual Truth is a path for those who desire to live the supernatural life that Jesus promised that we could live. We were never meant to struggle with lack, disease or poverty. The will of God is for us to soar through life demonstrating the miraculous power of God everywhere we go.
TEST Success Podcast was created as a way to get this powerful message to out to as many people as possible.
I designed these podcast to share the revelations that I have received over the years. It is not a traditional Christian site because I am not a traditional Christian. I am a disciple of Jesus Christ and a student of the Bible but God has led me through many paths along my journey.
Years ago, Jesus asked me to take His message to the metaphysical seeker. I was to share His message in my own voice. At first, I did not understand the meaning of this statement.
I have come to understand that each person has his or her own unique perspective and conceptual framework. The message of Christ is understood in many unique ways depending on who is speaking and who is hearing.
Sharing His message in my voice means to teach the concepts and frameworks that I understand and not to be constricted by traditional perspectives.
Not everyone will resonate to the teachings of The Essential Spiritual Truth (TEST). However, all are invited to listen to these teachings. Take what helps you on your path. Stay as long as you are draw to these messages.
I don't expect you to agree with everything I say and I hope you won't expect me to believe everything you believe. We must choose to walk in love at all times.
I know that the Spirit of God is guiding you and will lead you to the system of thought that will best open your heart to the revelation of Jesus Christ, the Christ in you and to awaken your consciousness to the Kingdom of God where miracles are an everyday occurrence.
A Pray For Revelation and Enlightenment
I pray as Apostle Paul prayed in Ephesians 1: 17-23
A Modern Translation of Paul's Prayer
In other words, I pray that God will give you the spirit of revelation so that you can know God and understand the plans for a new species of light, living in God's glory here on earth. I also pray that God will reveal the power that is available to you as you learn to operate in the Kingdom of God. This is the same power that God used to raise Jesus from the dead and glorify His body with immortality, the same immortality that is promised to us who believe.
Dr. Marty Dow
About Dr. Marty Dow
I am an author, ordained minister, podcaster and disciple of Jesus Christ. I live in Florida with my husband and our two beautiful dogs.
My Spiritual Path
I have had the pleasure of studying many spiritual paths on my journey. I began my spiritual quest as a child in a traditional Christian church. After my mother's death when I was 17, I left my childhood church disillusioned and deeply wounded. I sunk into a deep state of darkness that would last for the next 5 years.
I felt that I had been lied to and tricked into believing concepts that were not valid. I rejected the traditional teaching of the bible. I loved God but I had no desire to "follow Jesus". Eventually, I began to explore alternative spiritual paths.
I dedicated myself to my studies and determined to follow my inner guidance as best as I could. I knew that I needed to heal my early wounds so I committed myself to doing whatever God led me to do.
The Spirit guided me down a winding path through many different spiritual philosophies. I learned about meditation, metaphysical ideas, eastern theology and the existence of Ascended Masters (those who had overcome physical death while still in a body).
One day God told me to return to the traditional Christian church. This was not my desire but I obeyed God's direction all the while kicking and screaming! There I learned how to study the bible, faith and experienced a deep healing from my early wounds.
I had visions and dreams that led me to seesaw from the alternative spiritual world back into the traditional Christian church and back again to an alternative path. Most of the time I did not understand what God was doing but I promised I would be obedient and followed my inner guidance.
I have come to understand that God intended for me to act as a bridge between the metaphysical ideas I had learned and the more traditional teachings of the bible.
In my journeys, I began to see connections between all the ideas I had studied. I developed new definitions of common terms to help me bridge these different paths together.
As my spiritual development continued, I studied the ideas around the ascension and overcoming physical death. I was drawn to those who displayed the supernatural in their lives and ministries. I was especially interested in the power of faith and the concept of creating reality through our beliefs.
How I Became A Disciple of Jesus Christ
Three important events occurred that led me to become a disciple of Jesus and to the creation of The Essential Spiritual Truth system.
A Dream Reveals That I Belong To Jesus
During the late 70's, while preparing to join an ashram to further pursue my love for God, I had a vivid and profound dream.
In the dream, the guru came to my room and told me that I was not one of his disciples. He pointed over my bed directing my attention across the room. As I looked, I saw Jesus and his disciples standing there in vibrant color. The guru told me that I was connected to Jesus and that I should follow him.
You don't awake from this kind of dream and wonder what the dream meant. I knew exactly what it meant. I changed my plans and did not join the ashram. I was not yet ready to follow Jesus but I knew it was not in Divine order for me to join an ashram.
A Clear Message Turns Me Toward The Bible
One day I heard a message from God that said, "The bible is sufficient the mission to which I called you." I did not understand exactly what this meant but I choose to drop my resistance to the bible and began to study the bible with a new found passion.
Over the years, I have learned to translate bible terms into concepts that most metaphysical students could understand and discover the hidden meanings contained in the scriptures. I learned that the ministry of Jesus was all about making it possible for us to live a supernatural miraculous life. I discovered it was my purpose to demonstrate this truth in my life and to teach others how to live as Jesus promised that we could do.
In A Meditation I Found My Path, Bible Ascension
More recently, I had another profound experience that has convinced me to focus all my attention on the ministry of Jesus and the path he created for our ascension into Light.
One day, in my prayer and meditation time, the Lord told me that the ministry of Jesus was my path to the ascension. He said that I was to step onto this path and lock the gate behind me. He said that I would never explore nor follow a different spiritual path again.
When in my imagination, I stepped onto the path of Jesus and locked the gate behind me, the path became radiant with light and I knew that I had found my way home!
I called this path Bible Ascension because it is focused primarily on the teachings of Jesus as taught in the bible. I used other sources for inspiration and techniques but the bible story of the ascension and Jesus as my guide are the foundations of my path.
I have not established the ascended state, I am on the journey with you. I do not wary, in fact we are all learning together.
I Am Not A Traditional Teacher
If you desire a teacher that has all the answers in a neat little package... well that is just not me!
I will share with you what has been revealed to me and what I understand to be true.
I promise that I will tell you when I don't know an answer and tell you when I have learned something that contradicts what I have already taught you.
I promise to respect your freedom to choose those ideas that resonate to you and I hope you will respect my truths too!
We may not always agree but we can commit to walking in love even when we do not see eye to eye on some idea or concept.
I have decided to treat all people with love and respect even if their religious ideas contradict mine. It sure makes life a lot easier when I give people room to be different from me!
An Adventure of A Lifetime
I believe that I have been preparing for this ministry throughout my whole life. I know that not everyone will resonate to these teaching.
However, I also know that there is a group of folks who, like me, where "religiously wounded" by their early church experiences that God is calling back to the bible and their deep love for Jesus.
If you are one of those folks, I invite you to join me on the adventure of a lifetime!