Jesus Treasure #2 - Friendship With Jesus (personal SKIN)

Jesus Treasure #2: Friendship with Jesus (personal friendship-skin) (Jesus the very SIGHT of thee: we see Jesus, like bread, like a mountain, like a blanket, like a picture, like a loved one)

Treasure Location: the "Waking up with Jesus and Angels" SCENE

Treasure Memory Anchor: My Jesus Blanket 

Location: the "Waking up with Jesus and Angels" SCENE

1. What a Friend we have in Jesus,
All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit,
O what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer!

2. Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged,
Take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful
Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness,
Take it to the Lord in prayer.

3. Are we weak and heavy-laden,
Cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge—
Take it to the Lord in prayer;
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
Take it to the Lord in prayer;
In His arms He’ll take and shield thee,
Thou wilt find a solace there.

Conceptually, Jesus Treasure #1 focuses my attention on WHAT MATTERS MOST (THE PRESENCE OF JESUS).  Whereas, Jesus Treasure #2 focuses my attention on HOW HOW HOW HOW HOW HOW Jesus wants me to seek his presence:

Jesus has put it into my heart to seek his presence, as a friend.  As in, "What a Friend I Have in Jesus".

"Why do people leave the church?  Number 1 reason - they have a bad experience....... 
Why did Saul become Paul? An experience !.......   
It's all about having friendship experiences with Jesus ! ...... Again and again and again for eternity. "  - - Lyman Compton, March 2022 

Treasure #2: Jesus Is My Friend
Treasure #2: Jesus Is My Friend
Treasure #2: Jesus Is My Friend

A friendship with a God?

Are you serious?


Jesus commands me to interact with him (Jesus) in a very special way, in a way that is admittedly unusual for me--- a way  that I had not been previously trained-towards, prior to 2015.

Jesus commands me to believe and act as though Jesus is MY best friend
MY dear friend, MY close friend, MY friendly friend.

Which he is, of course.   Because he said so in John 15:15 and in my heart and mind (again and again and again).

Specifically, Jesus has told me to think of him, and refer to him, as "my imaginary friend who is real who is Jesus." 

Thus, it is Jesus (himself) that is my most dear, hidden treasure on earth.

Developing a deep, abiding, loving, passionate (hot not luke-warm) friendship with Jesus Christ (while Jesus and his angels help me hunt for and cherish Jesus Treasure) is the OVERARCHING CONCEPT of the "Jesus Treasure Hunt"...

...and, friendship with Jesus is the overarching concept of my life, and it will be the overarching concept of eternity.  

But what does a close friendship with the King of the Universe, All Mighty God, look like?

(Article Of Faith #11).

(Treasure-Hunting-Insight) As long as I am on earth, interacting lovingly with other mortals who Jesus has a personal (and different-than-mine relationship), there will be a sacred tension "of the group" that Jesus will help me manage and resolve "in him": read about it here, in this poem that Jesus and Johnathan wrote:

Add this one too:

No matter what group obligations I have, Jesus wants me to enact my CLOSE FRIENDSHIP WITH JESUS within a persona, customized-by-Jesus (one-size-fits-Greg) framework; a unique "Gospel Skin", one that Jesus and angels have been building with me since 2015.

 It is the "Jesus Treasure Hunt" SKIN.

"...God adapts his communication to the understanding of his children." 

In computing, a skin (also known as visual styles...) is a custom graphical appearance preset package achieved by the use of a graphical user interface (GUI) that can be applied to specific computer software, operating system, and websites to suit the purpose, topic, or tastes of different users.

Most people who understand God's Word well/deeply, fully understand that the gospel always has had, and will continue to have, many many many many many many many different skins.  

For example, if you went back in a Jesus-Way-Back-Time-Machine to the early Jesus church (the one that Matthew, Mark, Luke and John's established with Jesus and his angels) you would find on the SURFACE of that Jesus-Gospel Church a SKIN - - - a skin that that might disturb and confuse you (you might think, WHAT!!? "this is Jesus' gospel??!).

But, if you were kind, patient, long-suffering, gentle...and overall charitable and you were a CAREFUL OBSERVER, you would realize that those 33 A.D. Saints of Jesus' simply had been given (by Jesus) a preferred SKIN (one that matched up with the culture, circumstances and understandings of the ancient time in which they lived).

If you stayed around awhile in 33 A.D., kept going and going and going to their ancient Christian Church (and watching their ancient Saint ways) you would eventually realize that they were preaching and striving to live the exact exact exact exact exact SAME GOSPEL as the one you and others in your church are striving to live now, in the 2020's and 2030's.

You would realize that Jesus had taught these ancient people CORRECT underlying PRINCIPLES (unchanging principles) and that Jesus was letting them GOVERN THEMSELVES ACCORDING TO THOSE PRINCIPLES... while helping them find (and refine) a "Gospel Skin" that fit their needs.

When you returned from your Jesus time travel adventure, you would be somewhat an expert on JESUS "GOSPEL SKINS".

You would have eyes to see that there are (throughout history) many many many many many MANY! unusual ways established by Jesus (allowed by Jesus) to live-express-manifest the pure GOSPEL of Jesus Christ.

You would realize that Jesus knows an infinite number of ways of telling and living out the VITAL "JESUS STORY" (gospel story).

You would know something that I know, because Jesus told me about it in 2022 (unfortunately, I didn't get to travel in Jesus'-Way-Back-In-Time-Machine.)

In essence, in 2022 Jesus took me to the Jesus-Story Archives (a location of many many Jesus-Gospel-SKINS and we picked out a special SKIN for my life ((one that would be a "best fit"/"Jesus fit" for my (Greg's) mind and heart and the upcoming Jesus Street Preaching that Jesus has commanded me to do.

With Jesus' approval (and encouragement) I selected the "Jesus-Treasure Hunt" SKIN.

I believe that this is the SKIN Jesus will have me use for the rest of my life.

We will see.

For now, it fits me well.

Though, I realize, it may not be a good fit for other people.

This SKIN thingy... (this peculiar treasure-hunt-with-Jesus WAY), THE WAY that Jesus is having me (Greg) create this unique overlay upon the pure gospel of Jesus Christ will NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT NOT look very familiar (let alone desirable) to many people in my society who are seeking treasures of the true gospel of Jesus Christ in more traditional manners, with a more conventional surface.

Most people in our society (and within my LDS religious faith) are familiar with a different, more traditional "Gospel Skin".

And that is ok.

To each their own, as Jesus instructs.

((Article Faith #11...Jesus gives us the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience [imagination/style/culture/personality-type], and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may [as Jesus directs them, when they do #HearHim”.]

One reason for some people's unease (with the Gospel Skin Jesus gave me) is that Jesus has never before thoroughly taught our (present) generation what a "Gospel SKIN" is. 

This is your lucky day.   Mine too.  And the world's.

For, a new day is dawning.  Angels are coming to visit the earth.  We'll sing and we'll shout. And we will create and follow Jesus Treasure Maps (at least some of us will).

And...we will learn (together) more and more about "Gospel Skins".  Our own, and other's.

In fact, you are about to be taught by Jesus and his angels even MORE about "Gospel SKINS".

I, Greg, have been chosen to listen carefully, and take notes here at Jesus School, where Jesus is teaching about Gospel SKINS.  See my lesson notes below:

Prepare your heart, prepare your mind.

Here you go:

Jesus says, "Gospel Skin is a gospel topic that is not routinely covered, let alone even mentioned, in Gospel Doctrine Classes on Sunday.  That is because Gospel Skin has been a hidden Jesus Treasure, one that is just now being seen (by those who have eyes to see and ears to hear)...

"But", Jesus says, "It is a thing.... and it is a very important thing, given the many different peoples and their respective religious/spiritual languages and understandings [GOSPEL SKINS] that they will bring with them as I, Jesus, gather them, and ALL things, into ONE, per Ephesians 1:10. 

Jesus said, "Gospel Skin is closely related to the concept of Jesus Story.  I am going to have Greg discuss the connection between the two."

"Thank you Jesus.  I will", said Greg....  

HERE IS MY JESUS STORY: - - Each morning I wake up and go on a TREASURE HUNT with Jesus and his angels.

Thank you Jesus!

For me, and Jesus, THE HUNT IS ON!! the moment I wake up with Jesus and the angels...and it is a treasure hunt that continues all day long until I go to sleep.

And then it starts right back up the next day, and the next. Until I die, and then get the best treasure of all: to be with my best friend Jesus and all the angels in heaven for eternity!

The story I just told you is the general/overarching NEW Jesus Story that Jesus commanded me to tell myself and you and others (2020 onwards), as I tell about MY LIFE WITH JESUS.

It is a story that Jesus creates(ed) with my help.  I like it.  Jesus knows how to tell good stories.  

Jesus is the Master Story Teller.

Now, admittedly, the little story I shared in black (above) is pretty short.


But think of it like a little trailer to an upcoming movie. Thus, there is much more of this story to be told (and lived). 

I work on it with Jesus and angels, daily. 


You've seen the trailer.  Now see the movie.

Meaning, if Jesus has you continue down this Jesus-Treasure-Hunt path (rabbit hole?), you are going to see many more SCENEs in the Jesus-Greg movie (story).

In other words, the story I shared above is just the basic outline of what happens (and/or will happen) in my movie with Jesus and angels.

Quite on the set!

The Jesus Treasure Hunt "Gospel Skin"
matches up with the multi-dimensional Jesus Story (Greg's Jesus Story)----the ongoing story that Jesus and his angels help me tell within a specific IMAGINATION-BASED/FAITH-BASED setting.

Fully describing the SETTING is a big task. One that will take YOU many many hours to fully understand (if Jesus leads you that way).

It has taken ME many many years, with Jesus' help.

Lucky you, and lucky me.  Blessed we are.

THE SKIN and THE STORY have only recently been clarified by Jesus and angels to the point that I can now share them coherently (or semi-coherently?).

Jesus has been sharing these things (THE SKIN/THE STORY) in a series of revelations (prophecies) to me.

We will start with the most recent revelation I received about the SETTING OF MY JESUS STORY:

"The Mister Rogers Prophecy" is a good place to start your understanding of THE SKIN and THE STORY.  



Jesus further explained that many of the things that he, Jesus, has been doing with me (Greg) are childlike, for a wise purpose in him (though they may look foolish to others).

Jesus prophesied to me, and explained,

"Greg, much of what I share with you is and will be of little interest to those who cannot be fool for Christ. "Greg, most older people will not understand nor have an interest in the childlike, playful, imaginative frameworks that I have been (and will continue to be) revealing to you.

"Some of them will think it's blasphemy and heresy, and most will just think it's not necessary. "And Greg, UNDERSTAND THIS is indeed not necessary for them.

I love all my children, young and old. I have other ways that I will RE-train the minds and hearts of old people if/when they seek MORE Jesus.

"The truth is that the older generation, like you, have been trained up in the way that they should go, and now that they are old FEW ARE LIKELY to depart from it. They don't want a new Gospel Skin.

"Therefore the main target audience for the things that I, Jesus, give unto you---- Jesus' Treasure Map----is for children and childlike adults, who are not set in their way. "

Thus, this morning Jesus did open my eyes further to understand my earthly mission.

Jesus put it into my heart to understand (and accept!) that Jesus is ultimately targeting (with much that he shares with me, Greg) the YOUNG rising generation, and not older people.

Sorry old people.

In other words, Jesus put it in my heart to understand that I am now (and I'm going to be until I die) a character like Fred Rogers, "Mr Rogers", who Jesus had focus on TEACHING/RE-TRAINING young children.

But do not despair.... Jesus tells me there is hope for the older folks.

Because, like "Mr. Rogers", in the process of sharing things with younger children, Mr. Rogers was still able to get through to some of the older children, and parents and other adults (the ones who were not too hard-hearted to listen to Mr Rogers and tolerate his antics and see the mature underlying messages Jesus was having him share).

Older children and older people did/do/will learn important things for their lives as they listen(ed) in on Mr Rogers world as Fred taught/teaches children on TV.

Again, Jesus puts it in my heart to understand that some older children and adults and even senior citizens (are) and will be learning new things about the hidden Jesus Kingdom as Jesus has me (and other Jesus Street Preachers) go into the streets during the 2020's and 2030's, and enact a Mister-Rogers like set of interactive Jesus lessons.

Like prophets of old, but different.

Like Mr. Rogers, but different. 

And, just as Jesus gave Mr. Rogers a spot to preach on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) these Latter-days Jesus is giving Jesus Street Preachers, like me, the Jesus-Public Broadcasting Streets (J-PBS).

We are taking it to the streets. It will be a beautiful day in the Jesus' Neighborhood, where Jesus is getting ready to sing his song (with us), something like this:

[Verse 1]

It's a beautiful day in God's neighborhood

A beautiful day for a neighbor

Would you be God's?

Could you be God's?

 [Verse 2]

It's a neighborly day in God's beautywood

A neighborly day for a beauty

Would you be God's?

Could you be God's?


I have always wanted to have a neighbor just like Jesus I've always wanted to live in a neighborhood with Jesus,

A Jesuswood

 [Verse 3]

So let's make the most of God's beautiful day

Since we're together with Jesus, we might as well say

Would you be his?

Could you be his?

Won't you be God's neighbor?


Won't you please

Won't you please

Please won't you be God's neighbor?

Jesus said he is going to have me go into the streets in the 2020’s and 2030’s (as a Jesus Street Preacher) to share---SHOW AND TELL---- this Jesus-Treasure Hunting Story (SKIN) with young children (and adults who are childlike) who will desire to live out (and tell) a similar Treasure Hunting story (because Jesus will put it into their hearts to do so).

Jesus says, “Greg, you will teach them in a mode that is similar to how Fred Rogers, from Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, taught children and adults. Except it will not be Mr. Rogers Neighborhood you will be introducing to them, but it will be Jesus’ Neighborhood. And it will be a wonderful day in the neighborhood for those who want to find MORE Jesus.”

In other words, in “early Zion” Jesus is going to put it into the hearts of certain people (you?) to have a similar Jesus-treasure-themed “SKIN” as the one Jesus created for me (Greg).