THE MAGICAL MYSTERY OF JESUS THAT HAS ELUDED THE WORLD
From Bill Donahue
This Christmas Eve just passed and the news reported that a brawl broke out that required club wielding police to break it up and keep the combatants apart. It was not a barroom brawl. It was a brawl in a church. And it was not just any church. It was the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.
The site where Christians believe Jesus was born. Catholic, Greek Orthodox and Armenian Orthodox priests share the duties of maintaining the structure.
After the midnight service on Christmas Eve the Greek and Armenian priests got into a fight over who would clean what.
The battle was brutaland required club wielding police to stop-it. Now ask yourself how can these so called religious people have any understanding of the nature of Jesus Christ and start a brawl at the place they believe to be his birth place?
DO CHRISTIANS HAVE ANY CONCEPT OF THE NATURE OF JESUS?
What we see on television and hear on the news has Jesus involved in politics, Jesus involved in selling stuff, and extolled in religious entertainment.
Jesus is none of these things and I am resolved to the fact that Christianity has no idea of the true nature of Jesus. Whether they are sexually exploiting children, or personally exploiting the sick and the poor on television.
Whether they are claiming Jesus in the person of their politics. Or whether they are praying to Jesus to protect our troops as they do battle against a perceived enemy.
The person they are praying to and claiming is not Jesus Christ and this may be the reason for the violent chaos that exists in the world today.
WHAT IS JESUS? OR SHOULD I SAY WHAT IS A JESUS?
Jesus is not a man to be exploited for members, money,or victory in battles. Jesus is not something that belongs to Christianity. So many politicians today are running for office and spouting their allegiance to Jesus.
Not because they are Christian in the true sense but because they know that millions of people will vote for them just because they say they follow Jesus and are Christian.
It does not make any difference if they support war against innocent people. It doesn’t make any difference if they are against healthcare and help for children and old people.
It doesn’t make any différeriëe if they Seágaihst spending money to help the poor or disabled.
It doesn’t make any difference if they allow thousands to lose their homes to a hurricane. All that matters is that they say they are a Christian and are against gays and abortion.
Even though Jesus was not against gays, you as a good Christian politician must be. And about abortion. I am also against it.
But I will tell you what I am against more. I am against the idea of the social structure being run by Christians who would dispatch the clergy to arrest women and doctors. Just like they do in Iraq and Saudi Arabia and Iran and Afghanistan and Pakistan.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO BE A CHRISTIAN? DO ANY ACTUALLY EXIST?
I imagine your answer would be that the question is silly because there are millions of Christians, all over the world. I would say that it is just about impossible to find one Christian because the Christ of the Bible made it impossible to be one.
Christianity says, ask Jesus to be your savior, recite a prayer that you believe Jesus is Lord. But in the Bible (Luke 6:46) Jesus says, “ Why do you call me Lord and not do the things I tell you. So a person must obey Jesus to be a Christian.
Let’s see how many do.
WELCOME TO THE “AM I A CHRISTIAN LITMUS TEST’ DO YOU AGREE WITH WHAT JESUS SAID AND DO YOU DO WHAT HE SAID?
Christians believe that you achieve salvation by reciting a prayer of acceptance and believing God raised Jesus from the dead. In other words you confess Jesus as your Lord. But took at the Bible.
Luke 6:46 why do you call me Lord and not do the things I say
Acts 5:32 God has given the Holy Ghost to those that obey him
Hebrews 5:9 He became the author of salvation to all of them who obey him.
DO YOU AGREE THAT TO BE A CHRISTIAN YOU MUST OBEY JESUS WHAT THEN ARE HIS INSTRUCTIONS?
Matthew 5:40 if someone tries to take your coat give him your cloak as well. In other words someone comes up to you in the parking lot to take your pocketbook or wallet. Give him your car as well. That will make it easier for him to get to the next shopping center. Do you agree with that?
I don’t. Who does? I guess the robber.
HOW ABOUT OSAMA BIN LADEN AND AL QUEADA
Matthew 5:43 Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, pray for them that despitefully use you and persecute you. You OK with that one? Should we send care packages over to Al Queada? Who wants to stand up in church and express love and forgiveness for Osama and Al Queda.
What if someone continually does you harm. Let’s say the guy next door is constantly driving over your lawn. Jesus says you have to forgive 7X70. That means you have to wait 490 times before you call the cops.
Do we all agree with that? Are we Christians yet?
CHRISTIANS BELIEVE OUR TROUBLES ARE CONNECTED TO PRAYER BEING
TAKEN OUT OF SCHOOL. THEY WOULD VOTE TO RESTORE PRAYER IN
Jesus was very specific about this. Matthew 6:5 “When you pray don’t be like the hypocrites.
They love to pray in public so everyone will see them. When you pray enter the closet and close the door and your heavenly father who sees you in secret will reward you openly.
Christians, (if they were Christians) would campaign to keep prayer out of school to be in obedience to Jesus.
And what about judging other people who live differently then you? Matthew 7:1 Jesus said don’t judge others and you won’t be judged either. In John 8:15 he said, “I judge no man.
Politicians who claim to be Christians will vote against health care for others yet they all have universal health care and don’t pay a dime. Jesus may have had them in mind when he said, Matthew 10:8 “heal the sick, freely you have received, now freely give
AND IF YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF A FOLLOWER OF JESUS TRY THIS ONE
Matthew 19:21 Jesus said, “You want to follow me, sell everything you have and give it to the poor”.
Do we have any takers? Are there any left standing after this.
Oh! But the Bible said "Don't be a minister of the letter(Literal.)
And concerning jesus' statements, the bible says "In a PARABLE, he spake not unto them"
In other words all of jesus' statements are Parables.
Still want to give me your coat and also your cloak?
1.2Corinthians 3:6 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. So here is the Bible itself telling us not to take it literally. Because taking the bible literally KILLS, LITERALLY!!!
As evidenced by all the past religious wars, where millions have died, for lack of understanding a spiritual book, written in symbolic form.
2. Galatians 4:24 Which things are an allegory: the definition of a myth includes the term allegory. Here again the Bible tells us it is symbolic.
3. Matthew 13:34 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them: The Bible is saying that all of Jesus statements were symbolic.
4. Mark 4:11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:
5. Psalm 78:2 I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old: Here the Bible states that GOD speaks in parables . And what are dark sayings of old. Obviously they are symbolic statements.
6. In the Book of Proverbs describes wisdom. It explains how one becomes wise. Proverbs 1:6 To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. Dark sayings is mythology
7. And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 2 cor.4:3
"You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God." (Jesus Christ - The Holy Bible: Matthew 22:29)
Need any more???
Religion has no idea of the hidden truths in the Bible
as they go around reading and teaching the stories
in their literal sense, which is DEAD letter for the masses
which acts as a control book for the masses.
For the reborn christians
Luke 14:26 Luke 14 Luke 14:25-27
If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife,and children,and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.Do you hate your Mother and Father? according to Jesus you must.
"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto
you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you."
"The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ."
"Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword."
And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more
Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong
Luk 22:38 And they said Lord, behold here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough?
"Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth I tell you, Nay; but rather division: For fromhenceforth there shall be five in one house divided,three against two, and two against three.
The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law."
"He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment,
and buy one."
So which is it, do we beat swords into plowshares or beat plowshares into swords, or do we sell our clothes and go buy a sword or do we need two swords?
I have neither plowshares nor swords, sorry jesus, but I can't follow these instructions. So I cannot be your disciple.
THE BIBLE ITSELF INSTRUCTS US
The Bible is very clear that its words are symbolic and not to be taken literally. Galatians 4:22 says that the Old Testament story of Abraham and Sarah is allegory. It means something else.
Romans 2:28 says a Jew is not one outwardly but inwardly.
2 Corinthians 3:6 specifically warns us about taking these words literally, be not a minister of the letter.
2 Corinthians 3:15 says that when people read the Old Testament a veil is over their heart, meaning they do not understand what they see, it is hidden.
Matthew 13:34 says Jesus never spoke but in a parable. Everything was symbolic. But what have we done. We have fought and killed each other over temples which do not exist, and stories we do not understand.
Samples of how to read the Bible Esoterically or symbolically as it was meant to be.
1. "thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;"
Psalms 30:11 Sackcloth represents the poor. In this case the spirit is poor. The person is down. God has provided a new spirit and the depression is lifted.
2. "There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys, an whose emission was like that of horses." Ezekiel 23:20
Nasty verse, right from your bible
"She" is the mind. The mind lusts after the lower physical things. The genitals represent life, creation, origins. The genitals of the lower are brutish and stubborn (donkey).
They are the kinds of thoughts that will not follow the higher. They stay where they are. The emission means the seed that enters "her". Its life is brutish and stubborn but its origin is the horse which is the carrier to heaven. The horse is always used to transport the Gods to heaven, like Pegasus.
The heaven however is the mind that is controlled by the stubborn brutish nature. The combination of the two is a person who is very stubborn and brutish but takes charge and directs things from the lower or physical nature.
3. "Fair Babylon, you destroyer happy those who pay you back the evil you have done us! Happy is he who seizes your babies and dashes them against the rocks." Psalm 137:8-9
Babylon is the lower mind which is filled with attraction to the physical. It is not spiritual at all. To seize the minds babies is to cut off the new thoughts.
The ideas and concepts that are born out of the lower mind are considered babies and to dash them against the rocks is to destroy the misguided new thoughts and concepts through the spirit which is steady. The Bible refers to it as the rock of salvation and the old song is called Rock of Ages.
4. "And Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, Behold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a smooth man:" Gen 27:11
Hair that grows out of the body can mean either the Spirit or the physical senses which must be cut away. It depends on the sect. Some cut their hair such as Buddhists because to them hair symbolizes thoughts from the lower mind. Others let their hair grow (Islam) because it represents spirit.
Here Esau who is the culprit in the story has hair which means lower thoughts while Jacob is of the spirit without lower thoughts growing from him.
5. "Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times" Proverbs 5:19
Her means the higher spirit. The inner light. Hind and Roe are deer which are symbols of a closeness to nature and a leaping toward the higher nature. The breasts provide milk which is spiritual food. Understanding , enlightenment.
Thus the proverb says to allow the mind to commune with nature reaching up to the higher and feed on the milk or understanding that comes forth from the new mind. Interpreted by bill Donahue of hidden meanings
Can you interpret these verses?
7 "And you shall eat it as barley cakes; and bake it using fuel of
human waste in their sight."Ezekiel 4:12
8. "I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste." Solomon 2:3
9. "My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door, and my bowels were moved for him." Solomon 5:4
10. "You will set fire to their fortified places, kill their young men with the sword, dash their little children to the ground, and rip open their pregnant women." 2 Kings 8:12
WHY would a LOVING GOD have Moses do such a thing?
11. "and you shall have a stick with your weapons; and when you sit down outside, you shall dig a hole with it, and turn back and cover up your excrement.
Because the LORD your God walks in the midst of your camp, to save you and to give up your enemies before you, therefore your camp must be holy, that he may not see anything indecent among you, and turn away from you." Deut. 23:13-14
12. "I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. lev 26:16
Hard huh ! Its all symbols, dark sayings and allegory, the verses and stories in the bible are like hard nuts, that have cracked many a tooth, for the true seeker of truth.
We read other strange stories in our Bible, such as the following. The Lord told Moses to force Pharaoh by plagues to free the Israelites from bondage and captivity; but after each plague He hardened Pharaoh's heart.
Samson was overcome, not by the ropes and willow branches which bound him but by having his hair cut off and being bound with that.
The walls of Jericho were brought down by shouts and trumpeting. A fig tree was cursed and withered by the Lord of Love for not bearing fruit early in the spring before the Passover
All of these stories and many others are quoted when criticisms are directed against the Christian Scriptures and, unless one possesses the keys of interpretation, one must remain silent, unable to defend even one's own Bible.
It is that the Bible like other World Scriptures is written in a particular metaphorical language full of imagery and symbolism.
This very ancient language was designed to reveal deep truths, to convey metaphysical ideas, to describe supersensory states of consciousness and the spiritual experiences of exalted men and women.
The authors who wrote in this allegorical manner wanted to reveal these deeply hidden mysterious truths and to describe interior mystical experiences.
They used actual historical personages and actual geographical places to weave a representation of eternal truths. All earth myths used actual geographical places and personages to weave their myths around, the Bible is no different in this regard.
In the Jason and argo myth, Jason landed in Georgia on the black sea, but its a myth, and everyone knows that, But you see the usage of actual geographical locations. Such is the nature of all myths.
In fact, not one single person portrayed in the Bible ever existed, including Jesus. Jesus is a picture of the sun, among a long list of past sun gods.
All of the personages and places in the Bible relate to the physical body, the emotional body and the intellectual mind. As with all myths the river jordan the land of egypt etc, have their true meaning in the human psyche.
How about the mean holy lightning ghost
2 Kings 8:12 "You will set fire to their fortified places, kill their young men with the sword, dash their little children to the ground, and rip open their pregnant women."
This is God's commandment mind you. Rip open pregnant woman, wow! What A god! My god! can you believe that? Holy mackeral!
"Mothers ye shall dash your babies against rocks, and eat the first born of your daughters" "and fathers ye shall eat the first born of your sons" Wow ! eat your children and bash them against rocks ! Really ! What a cruel God!
Hosea 13:16 Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up. Gods commandment mind you!
Deuteronomy 28:53 And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters, which the LORD thy God hath given thee, in the siege, and in the straitness, therewith thine enemies shall distress thee.
Here god commands children to be eatenIsaiah 13:16 Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished. Gods commandment again!
Psalm 137:8.9 O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us. Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones. God said We should be happy to dash the little one against stones.
The Lord sends bears to kill 42 children for making fun of someone:
2 Kings 2:23-24 Elisha went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head.
And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the Lord. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty-two children of them.
Children put to the sword:
1 Kings 3:24.25 And the king said, Bring me a sword. And they brought a sword before the king. And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other.
Isaiah 13:15-18 If God can find you, he will "thrust you through," smash your children "to pieces" before your eyes, and rape your wife.
Here, God Will rape your wife after smashing your children to pieces.
Duet: The LORD shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish.
Jer 19:9 And I will cause them to eat the flesh of their sons and the flesh of their daughters, and they shall eat every one the flesh of his friend in the siege and straitness, wherewith their enemies, and they that seek their lives, shall straiten them. Here causes them to eat their sons and daughters and also friends.
BUT WAIT ! It says
EZ:20 Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! they say of me, Doth he not speak in parables? 1 Cor. 3:2 ''Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom. We impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God.
Oh ! these are parables and hidden wisdom, Mythology, now I get it.
Why then hasn't religion told me this, why hasn't your average soap box TV evangelist or corner church, black collar wearing minister told us this?
Because they haven't a clue, they've scarcely even read the bible, so how could they possibly know, much less teach you anything?
Consciously or unconsciously, a figure-of-speech begins as a communication device for getting someone's attention: to intrude into their mind and relay a message; and then goes on to become an accepted and habitual part of the vernacular. This is how God gets your attention, by speaking to you in figures of speech.
Now, I have an axe to grind with you, should I get my grinder?
WHY DID JESUS MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE TO OBEY HIM?
What Jesus was doing was showing all of us that it is impossible to do these things physiscally and thus we are completely separated from God. But Jesus made a way out. It still depends on obedience.
He said,” First seek the kingdom of god” He then located it as being within us. He said “ if your eye be single your body will fill with light” In other words stimulate the pineal gland in meditation.
He said, “take no thought” Separate from the thoughts of the lower mind that you may receive the thoughts of the higher. And he said in Luke 11:52 “You take away the key of knowledge because you don’t enter within yourself” It is not in church.
It is not in traditions, preaching, singing or ritual. It is within you where it will be done for you because as we have seen. It is impossible to do it ourselves.
YOU TAKE AWAY THE KEY
" Woe unto scribes and pharisees (lawyers)"Lawyers are people who interpret the Bible. Scribes and pharisees are government and religion. They are Bible teachers and they are plentiful in our traditional religions.
"You have taken away the key of knowledge. You entered not in yourselves and them that were entering in you hindered."
Do you see? they do not meditate, and they do not teach you to meditate.
Mat 23:13 But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in
In other words religion has taken away the key
because they don't teach you to meditate.
It's that simple!
They teach you that going into yourself in meditation will open your mind to the devil. They teach you that it is New Age and Eastern and you shouldn't do this.
But come to our church and accept Jesus as your saviour and you will be saved. No where in the Bible can this statement be found.
And so they do not do it and they hinder you from doing it and Jesus says they take away the key of knowledge and so people do not know how to pray. They recite endless words and as we can see from the recent disaster no one gets their prayers answered at all.
Now we are talking about communing inside of ourselves with the light which is God. Only by going WITHIN yourself, can you TRULY communicate with the Universe (God).
But he is "a Jew, which is one inwardly"; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.
Here the bible is saying a jew is one who meditates, one inwardly, not some group of people in the middle east.
again Joseph Campbell says : The mystic swims in that, which the common man drowns.
"Read myths. They teach you that you can turn inward, and you begin to get the message of the symbols. Read other people's myths, not those of your own religion, because you tend to interpret your own religion in terms of facts but if you read the other ones, you begin to get the message.
Myth helps you to put your mind in touch with this experience of being alive. Myth tells you what the experience is."
He also said: Every religion is true one way or another. It is true when understood metaphorically. But when it gets stuck in its own metaphors, interpreting them as facts, then you are in trouble.
IS RA EL, The word Israel itself, far from being a Jewish appellation, comes from the combination of three different reigning deities: Isis, the Earth Mother Goddess revered throughout the ancient world
Isis the feminine ( the mind) Ra the masculine, the Egyptian sungod; and El, the Semitic deity passed down in form as Saturn.
El was one of the earliest names for the god of the ancient Hebrews (whence Emmanu-El, Micha-El, Gabri-El, Samu-El, etc.), and his worship is reflected in the fact that the Jews still consider Saturday or Saturns day as "God's Day."
IS RA EL is the renewd mind not some country. Isis-Ra-Elohim. Which comes from pushing the solar pelxus energy to the pineal, lighting the fornix, or furnace of the brain, where you experience the world being destroyed by fire, the world is your EGO nature, the physical, the intellectual, the emotional. The spiritual, is the renewed mind.
Acts 7:48 Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet.
(1Ki 5:13-18) SEVEN years it took to build the TEMPLE and all without tools, how can you construct buildings WITHOUT tools?
How many years? SEVEN, it means the SEVEN seals or chakras, the years do not mean anything, it is simply part of the story telling, it could have said SEVEN weeks, SEVEN thousand years etc..
The number SEVEN, is what is what the ancients are trying to tell you, that is IMPORTANT.
Paul even says it
The initiate Paul gives a number of clues about this hidden wisdom. In writing to the church at Corinth he says: ''I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it, and even yet you are not ready.'' (1 Cor. 3:2)
You see, you are not ready to eat meat (the truth), but can only consume MILK, which is for babes. The people that are still living at the lower nature EGOIC mind level.
Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom. We impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glorification.
What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him, God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.'' (1 Cor. 2:6-7, 9-10)
Are you ready for (solid food) or the secret hidden knowledge?
Allegory is a natural mode of writing in a largely religious society which sees history and nature as charged with hidden divine meanings that can be revealed to a studious, attentive reader. There were three main justifications in Spenser's culture for allegory:
to convey moral truths in a pleasing form (see Sidney's Defense and also Spenser's Letter to Raleigh); this is the "sugar-coated pill" approach
to conceal ideas from the vulgar and reveal them only to the deserving few; this is called the "nut and kernel" approach, and the reader must work hard to extract or unlock the hidden meaning (in Matthew 13:10-17, when Jesus's disciples asked him why he spoke in parables, he answered "Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear"
to say things that are otherwise inexpressible the image of the veil is often used to express this, as well as mirrors .
By Clyde Lewis
It was some 3000 years ago when the parable of Icarus was told. It was long before dreams were labeled impossible and magic flew through the air on the gossamer wings of desire.
It was the story of how a young boy's ambitions got the best of him and how he yearned to fly higher than the sea. How did this idea get into his head?
Why would anyone want to go beyond the stars? Maybe it was because there were others who traveled across the sky and were seen by dreamers like Icarus. Maybe these beings will come again. Perhaps sooner than you think.
In mythology there is truth. I believe there is some truth in all belief systems. Every belief has relevance. Every myth has relevance. It is through the myths that exist in belief systems essential truths come forward.
We learn from these stories and we learn about who we are and we see many icons that tend to show up every time we blow the dust off some bible or old book in the attic.
Here lies the ultimate wisdom. If we read aloud the myths and the legends we can see the time lines cross. Past anecdotes become latter day realities and they unlock the true meaning of the human condition.
If we look carefully at ancient artwork and historical data we may see the same stories turn up over and over again. It's like a strange loop that plays out. It's as if man needs these lessons in order to ascend to the next level. Maybe he will be able to do without destroying himself.
If so, as Paul Harvey would say: now you know the rest of the story, or you will!
You have just been shown, the truth, that the Bible is not a literal book, but rather a mystical and metaphysical one, filled with mysteries and fantastic accounts, yet religions and people the world over still read it literally. Why?
Because they have no common sense and have not read the verses that say don't take this stuff literally, all things are an allegory, and I the lord speaks in parables,
and don't be a minister of the letter, etc. etc. If the people don't have time to read their Bibles due to a lack of time and are solely relying on the church, then ultimately its the churchs fault, its the fault of religion, for not telling you these great truths.
They go to their siminary schools, and ministery schools and spend years supposedly reading and studying their Bibles ad nauseam, yet are you telling me, with all that reading and studying they have not read these verses and understand that the bible is mythology.
Well my my, I Just cant believe that the hours and hours they supposedly spend studying their bibles, and they have not uncovered these things, or do they know the truth and purposely hide it from you, for the purpose of financial gain, control and power I prefer the latter, because if I can uncover these things, then they can too.
You see what happens when people read the bible literally, they believe that some god actually required the shedding of blood to appease it, imagine that, an all knowing, omniscient, omnipresent, God or creator would require such a thing.
Its preposterous and ludicrous to imagine that a supreme being would require that his only son be killed for the sake of saving mankind. Its even more ludicrous that people would actually believe such a thing. If he was all powerful and knowing, then why would he even require such a thing.
Unless of course its mythology, then anything can happen, myths are filled with gods killing and smiting the lesser peoples of the earth, That's because the myths are trying to tell you something about your nature, but didn't actually happen.
DO NOT TAKE THE BIBLE OR ANCIENT TEXTS LITERALLY
DO NOT LOOK AT THE CHARACTER IN THE STORY, LOOK AT THE PRINCIPLE
When you look at any scripture from thousands of years ago, you cannot look at the story. That is deliberately constructed to mislead those who will not follow the God or Christ plan of inner meditation.
You don't look at the story or the person in the story. You look at the principle that the person in the story represents. This is very important for instructions to flow to you from what you call the other side.
WHY IS THIS INFORMATION HIDDEN ?
The higher ones left this material and deliberately hid it from those who have their own rules and their own agenda. People in religions who use this material to make money and control others are racing around concentrating on the literal stories. They miss out completely.
If they knew the truth they would also prostitute the truth and destroy it for everyone. So it is hidden from them.
Oh, if you only you would LISTEN
If you believe in any of this stuff literally, then you might as well go on believing in santa claus and the easter bunny, because you have a diseased and unbalanced mind, and are not yet ready for solid food.
So go back to your milk bottle, remove this cd from your computer, and hurl it out the window, maybe someone who is trying to wean himself from milk, will catch it, will then proceed to put it in his computers hard drive, will then read, learn and understand this stuff and become enlightened and help make the world a better place to live in, by helping to remove the eye of ignorance and superstition. Pluck it out!!!!!
you truly don't want to go to hell, then get the hell out of the church, because that's what hell is, that's where hell begins and ends. Depart from hell, by using your head, your brain. Proverbs 15:24.
Religion has to be the biggest HOAX the world has ever known, yet the Bible is the most complete book of the souls journey to God , in the world.
The book of Revelation ends with the destruction of Babylon (the lower nature) and the manifestation of the new Jerusalem (the higher mind) descending from heaven as a bride adorned for her husband. Notice where jerusalim descended from, Heaven and where is heaven? Inside of you!
You can see that its not an geographical location, save; your brain.
"Psalms 82:6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. "
" A JEW IS ONE INWARDLY"
READ ALL THE BELOW VERY CAREFULLY, then reread it again!
Hebrews 66 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.
Matthew 23:34 Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:
Revelation 11:8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.
Galatians 6:14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.
Galatians 524 And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
Romans 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
The human skull and crossbones seem a rather odd Easter symbol. Its use in Christian art stems from the biblical passion story. Jesus, bearing His cross, was led to a small hill called Golgotha, which is Hebrew for "Place of a Skull." There He was crucified between two thieves. (the two physical eyes) [Mt 27:32-44; Mk 15:22-23;
John 19:17-18] Christian legend states that Golgotha was Adam's grave and the cross was set on top of his skull and bones so that the blood of Christ might flow down upon them cleansing his descendants from original sin. The skull resting below the cross also represents the belief that
Christ was victorious over death The Calvary It is a large rock rising out of the ground,called also Golgotha, in Hebrew it means the the place of the skull.
JESUS NOT RESURRECTED (LITERALLY) yet each of us can raise the Christ WITHIN.
A PHYSICAL, LIVE JESUS!
After the due greetings of "Shaloam", Jesus begins calming the disciples' fear for taking him to be a ghost. He says:
"Behold (have a look at) my hands and my feet, that it is I myself (I am the same fellow, man!): handle me and see; for A SPIRIT has no flesh and bones, as you see me have.
And he showed them his hands and his feet."
What was the man trying to prove? That he had been resurrected from the dead That he was a spirit?
What has the demonstration of hands and feet to do with resurrection? "It is I MYSELF!" Can't you see, you fools!?
"For a SPIRIT " any spirit, has "NO flesh and bones, as YOU see ME have!". This is an axiomatic, self-evident truth. You do not have to convince anybody, whether Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Jew, Atheist or Agnostic.
Everyone will acknowledge without any proof that A SPIRIT HAS NO FLESH AND BONES!
"If you can't see this self evident truth THEN YOU ARE SURELY blind" IT'S A SYMBOLIC DEATH OF OUR old man (OLD NATURE) THAT IS CRUCIFIED, NOT LITERALLY A PERSON NAMED JESUS."
Jesus is the personification of your INNER potential, if you practice the single eye, as he instructed. But he is a mythological character, he is the SUN in the sky and within you, your (solar plexus).
So when you crucify your OLD MAN (SELF), you will become the Christ, the Krishna , the Buddha. (YOU SEE!!!)
The entire Bible, every story, from end to end is inside your head, it is an account of mans evolutionary progress out of the gross material matter of the animal quality of his soul, to the higher spiritual mind, from above ( the universe).
Every prostitute, man, woman, child, bird, dog, goat, cow, ass, pig, snake, city, jerk water town, river, Every symbol; blood, hair, milk, water, stones, iron, brass, clay, dirt, tree, bush, dung heap, fire, sword, pillar, fig, olive tree, seed, disease, pestilence, angel and devil.
Every tribe, cananites, menenites, jebusites, and any other ites, in fact everything including heaven and hell as well as the Resurrection are all within you, within in your head (mind), and your physical body. Given to us from an ancient people in a symbolic form, called mythology, completely misunderstood by the world.
If you don't see the truth in any of the above, then you have a diseased and unbalanced mind.
The Matrix is a shamanic journey in dramatized form [Humans] were put into a deep sleep, (by religion) the machine, and a collective dream was engendered to keep them tractable and docile, like babies in their cribs, while their vital life force was sucked from them. Humans are bred and raised directly into these incubators, and fed intravenously with the liquefied remains of the dead. This is pure occultism.
"Within the Matrix, however, there exist certain possibilities for escape, and this is where Morpheus and his crew come in. They are the 'awakened' ones who have made it out of the computer-simulated fantasy grid and liberated their bodies from the energy farms in 'the real world'
[They are] able to enter the Matrix the dream world at will, and function therein with superhuman potential. Any knowledge can simply be downloaded, on the spot, directly into their consciousness by computer (GOD) the universal consciousness.
"I have been amazed appalled, really at the number of articles quoting Christian ministers as saying things like, 'This movie is better than any sermon I could give!'" Susan K.
In Greek mythology, Morpheus is the God of dreams. In the movie, he is the leader of the rebel forces who fight to awaken humans from a dreamlike reality called The Matrix.
Morpheus's hovercraft is called the Nebuchadnezzar.
(Nebo was the Babylonian God of Wisdom.) In the Bible, Nebuchadnezzar was a Babylonian king who searched for the meaning of his dreams while Morpheus seeks out an Oracle to interpret reality which is really a dream.
In the movie, Morpheus has the codes to Zion's mainframe computer. (Zion being the last human city that exists after the destruction of the earth.) In the Bible's book of Revelation, Zion is the kingdom of God where the righteous will be saved after the destruction of the earth.
Keep in mind one thing when reading the bible: Whenever the bible is talking about the earth, it is really talking about the human being. The earthly man/woman.
The Earth rotates on the same axis and the same plane as the atoms, which make up our bodies. The Earth is 70% water, we are 70% water. Thus, we ARE the Earth.
Therefore, we have a relationship to everything on it, such as plants. We have a relationship based on reciprocity with plants. We breath, they take what we breath, use it, and create oxygen, which we breath in and out, continuing the cycle/circle.
The same goes for space and the stars and other planets.. they're all made of the same materials that are within us. The same thing goes for say Black Holes, which are largely melanin.
"If we were created in his image then call us by our names. The nameless one.
Interesting enough, the word "morphing" refers to the "smooth transformation of one image into another by computer as in a motion picture."
Another word that starts with "morph" is "morphine." It is a drug that is used chiefly in medicine as a pain reliever and as a sedative (to induce sleep.) ARE YOU STILL ASLEEP? WAKE UP NEO!
"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."
"A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties and needs; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death."
[Albert Einstein, "Religion and Science", New York Times Magazine, 9 November 1930]
"Two things inspire me to awe the starry heavens above and the moral universe within ."
"Watch the stars, and from them learn. To the Master's honor all must turn, each in its track, without a sound, forever tracing Newton's ground."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. [Carl Sagan]
One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We're no longer interested in finding out the truth.
The bamboozle has captured us. it is simply too painful to acknowledge even to ourselves that we've been so credulous. (So the old bamboozles tend to persist as the new bamboozles rise.) [Carl Sagan, The Fine Art of Baloney Detection,]
Finding the occasional straw of truth awash in a great ocean of confusion and bamboozle requires intelligence, vigilance, dedication and courage.
The idea that God is an over sized white male with a flowing beard who sits in the sky and tallies the fall of every sparrow is ludicrous. But if by God one means the set of physical laws that govern the universe, then clearly there is such a God. This God is emotionally unsatisfying it does not make much sense to pray to the law of gravity. [Carl Sagan]
You can't convince a believer of anything; for their belief is not based on evidence, it's based on a deep seated need to believe. [Carl Sagan]
You see, the religious people most of them really think this planet is an experiment.
That's what their beliefs come down to. Some god or other is always fixing and poking, messing around with tradesmen's wives, giving tablets on mountains, commanding you to mutilate your children, telling people what words they can say and what words they can't say, making people feel guilty about enjoying themselves, and like that.
Why can't the gods let well enough alone? All this intervention speaks of incompetence. If God didn't want Lot's wife to look back, why didn't he make her obedient, so she'd do what her husband told her?
Or if he hadn't made Lot such a shithead, maybe she would have listened to him more. If God is omnipotent and omniscient, why didn't he start the universe out in the first place so it would come out the way he wants?
Why's he constantly repairing and complaining? No, there's one thing the Bible makes clear: The biblical God is a sloppy manufacturer. He's not good at design, he's not good at execution. He'd be out of business if there was any competition. [Carl Sagan, character Sol Hadden in Contact 1985]
Carl didn't know that the Bible is all MYTHOLOGY.
Too much thinking can give people diabetes. It is not sugar that causes diabetes, it's thinking. We can cure diabetes. After realization. And this new thing AIDS. After realization we can cure that too. [Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, yet another Eastern mystic]
Mow I know why I have high blood sugar
dogmatic religions have exhibited a perverse talent for taking the wrong side on the most important concepts in the material universe, from the structure of the solar system to the origin of man. [George Gaylord Simpson]
It is an incredible con job when you think of it, to believe something now in exchange for life after death. Even corporations with all their reward systems don't try to make it posthumous. Gaylord taylor
If you talk to God, you're praying; if God talks to you, you have schizophrenia.
Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic.
The adage ‘the more outrageous a claim, the more believable it becomes’ holds very true in the realm of religion. The claims are totally outrageous and totally absurd yet there are so many that believe or at least claim to believe and attempt to propagate their religion.
Surely the memes are at work here, directing those with the religion meme (at this point we shall consider only the Catholic and Christian faiths) to spread the meme and recruit new believers.
There is strong within this realm to support the existence of memes, as the claims are illogical and unfounded, the only so called evidence is contained within a book called the Bible which is a highly dubious source of historical or other fact. VAN
Every religion is true one way or another. It is true when understood metaphorically. But when it gets stuck in its own metaphors, interpreting them as facts, then you are in trouble.
Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning ; Joseph Campbell.
Religion Kills, it destroys mans free intellect, to pursue his own inner happiness and the life imagined in the recesses of his mind, when religion hinders his brain from acting out it's true universal function. To be FREE. Religion actually feeds the animal nature in each person that claims religiousness. that's why almost every war, has been in the name of Religion.
Only by going into yourself, can you transcend the animal mind, meditation is the only way to liberation of the mind. This fact is based on science, and is written in every myth on the face of this planet.
Religion binds the mind, no religious man can ever be said to be free, he/she is shackled, by the irons of religious dogma, and the weight is heavy, the burden is heavy and the shackles are tight.
That is why jesus said, follow me, my burden is light, my yoke is not burdensome.
This is making reference to the free mind, free from religious dogma, that is why jesus rebuked the pharisees (the religious ones) because their yoke is heavy and burdensome.
You're a sinner and will go to hell, if you do not become a convert, and join them.
Well, I give you the words of jesus: Concerning religious institutions. The word Pharisees means the RELIGIOUS ones.
Matt 23:13 " woe to you scribes and pharisees, for you shutup (lock people out) of gods kingdom, for you neither go IN YOURSELVES, and neither do you teach the people to GO IN. For you cross sea and land to make a single convert, and you make the new convert twice as much a child of hell as yourselves, you blind fools. The words of Jesus.
27 " Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which on the outside look beautiful, but inside they are full of the bones of the dead and of all kinds of filth. So you also on the outside look righteous to others, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness. The words of jesus, concerning the religious ones.
LETS talk about these Scribes and Pharisess, who were they? The scribes collected taxes, and they represent the governments or systems of the world, The pharisees were the high priests of the day, and they represent religion in general.
The jerry faldwells, Pat Robertons, Jimmy Swaggerts, Jim Jones's, Jack Van Impe's, Hal Lindsey's, The Crouches, and all Religions and self righteous nincompoops that act as if they know something about god, and that are comprised of churches and temples made with the hammer and trial.
They are an abomination unto the one true God. And Jesus said if you become a convert, YOU WILL BECOME TWICE THE CHILD OF HELL AS THEY ARE. I GUESS THAT SETTLES IT.
Where does god dwell? In churches?
The assembly was made without sound of tool. (1Ki 5:13-18) SEVEN years it took to build the TEMPLE and all without tools, how can you construct buildings WITHOUT tools? Do you see now ? Seven years is referencing the SEVEN Seals or Chakras.
Acts 17:24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands, Mar 13:1-2 And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples saith unto him, Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings [are here].
And Jesus answering said unto him, Seest thou these great buildings? There shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. So much for Jesus's thoughts on temples made with hands. (man made Churches and synagouges). There shall not be left one stone upon another.
Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) was an American author best known for his extensive work in comparative mythology. He was a prolific writer, dedicated editor, beloved teacher, inspiring lecturer, and an avid scholar of spiritual and cultural development.
His work on interpretation of myths has had a profound influence on people throughout the world. "he said the Bible and all spiritual books were written in metaphorical language of old, called (mythology) Joseph Campbell.
Religion: just say `no'
We refuse to be the ancestors of TUBALCAIN
Unless you like working with IRON, for the rest of your life.
Hardheads equals religious conviction, religious piety,
religious brainwashing, talking snakes and talking donkeys,
these things are reserved for the TUBALCAINS of the world.
Daryl Coats (metalurgist) has the following to say about metals in the bible.
"Almost every time the word "brass" shows up in the Bible, perversions like the New International Version and the "New King James Version" change it to "bronze" because the King James translators supposedly "confused brass for bronze." Using the same "reasoning" as any evolutionist, Bible critics make statements such as this:"
"The process for making brass [melting copper with zinc] was unknown in Old Testament times, whereas bronze smelting [copper with tin] was widespread at an early age." 2
"Such a statement flies in the face of both history and language."
"One of the favorite ploys of Bible critics is to "prove" a point by appealing to the languages in which God originally caused the Bible to be written. But appeals to the Bible’s "original languages" do not "prove" that the word "brass" is a "mistake," despite claims such as these by another Bible critic:"
All of the arguments concerning the use of metals, smelting of metals of different types into another completely disappear, when one understands the metaphors and allegory concerning metals in the bible.
It is not referring to LITERAL bronze, brass, Copper, Tin and such, but the mythicists used metals to describe mans state of mind.
So they missed the mark, as all bible literalists do.
Arguing that no such metals were made at that time, or the first metal workers were the Egyptians and Romans and so forth.
It's all symbols as you will see!!
The meaning of metals in the bible
They are symbols of the condition of the mind
and the thoughts that arise from it.
Gold = Pure Charactern (god quality) consciousness, Precious and Rare Isaiah 13:12
Silver = Pure Words & Understanding, on the path. Proverbs 2:4, 3:13-14, 10:20, 25:11,
Brass, Tin, bronze, Iron, copper, zinc, Lead, Silver, dross = Impure Character, lower nature thoughts etc...(apart from god) Ezekiel Psalms 12:622:20- TUBALCAINS.
For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I will bring silver, and for wood brass, and for stones iron; I will also make thine officers peace, and thine exactors righteousness (Isaiah 60:17)
The isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish in the beginning, to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with them, unto the name of Jehovah thy God, and to the Holy One of Israel (Isa. 60:9). Note, The word isles in the bible are always talking about the human brain as it sits in a saline solution in the skull like an island.
Thou didst take the vessels(the mind) of thine adorning of My gold and of My silver, which I had given thee, and madest for thee images of a male (Ezekiel 16:17).
Here "gold" denotes the knowledges of celestial things; "silver," those of spiritual things. In the same:--
Thou wast adorned with gold and silver, and thy raiment was fine linen and silk, and broidered work (Ezekiel 16:13).
Behold, thou art wise, there is no secret that they have hidden from thee; in thy wisdom and in thine intelligence thou hast gotten thee riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures (Ezekiel 28:3, 4). These are the false treasures of the EGO mind. They are NON spiritual.
This is said of Tyre, and it is plain that here "gold" is the wealth of wisdom, and "silver" the wealth of intelligence
He shall sit as a smelter and purifier of silver, and shall purify the sons of Levi (Malachi 3:3);
The discourses of Jehovah are pure discourses, silver smelted in a crucible of earth (man), smelted seven times (Ps. 12:6); SEVEN TIMES.
There's the KEY, the number seven, the seven seals or chakras.
In the book of Daniel chapter two shows an iron and clay mixture of the feet and ten toes of the metallic image. The different metals from gold at the head moving on down through silver and bronze to the iron mixed with clay down at the feet and ten toes shows the changing character of the human brain.
fourth beast of Dan. SEVEN with teeth of iron
it's head was fine gold, it's breast amd arms of silver, it's belly and thighs brass, it's legs of iron, it's feet ten toes part iron and part clay.
This is making reference to the five senses. That make up the EGO, As there are five different types of material.
But it had SEVEN teeth
Notice that the feet were made of iron and clay, and iron and clay do not mix, this means that character will crumble, as it is not on solid foundation, then notice the legs were made of iron, and that the midsection of the beast was brass and the neck area was silver, and the head was gold. It was powerful, except for the feet, the foundation.
This is the beast or lower nature of mans mind ruled by the lower ego mind.
It has no sturdy foundation, but yet rules like a king. A false king (the ego).
The stone that was cut with no hands, is making reference to the pineal gland, itis the stone that overcomes the four beasts in the book of daniel.
The "stone" that was "cut out without hands" is the pineal gland, the philosophers stone. Any time you hear or see the word stone or rock in the Bible it is referring to the pineal gland of the brain.
(moses struck a rock (pineal gland) with his staff (spine) and water ( electromagnetism) gushed forth.
"Thou art Peter, upon this rock (pineal gland) I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it"
THE STORY IN DANIEL
This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was terrible.
This image's head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass, His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay.
Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces.
Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.
Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory. And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold.
And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth.
And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise.
And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay.
And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.
And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure. Daniel 2:37-45
Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.
And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.
And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end. And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him. Daniel 7:23-27
The image smote
Daniel 2:35 Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone (pineal gland) that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth. The mountain is the higher mind.
Thus, Jesus Christ, at the second coming destroys the whole image forever and Jesus' own kingdom ("a great mountain") fills the "whole earth." (YOU) The higher mind in meditation.
It is at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ when Jesus destroys the last vestige of "world" (man) Gentile kingdoms, the kingdom is broken in pieces by being smitten on its feet. (The LOWER EGO).
Remember the feet were made if iron and clay, and they do not make a solid foundation. This is just mythology, describing the person, that operates his thoughts and mind on the lower egoic mind (the beast). And who did jesus say your enemies are?
"Your enemies are those of your own house" In other words inside of you, in your consciousness.
It is you and I
Born with our ANIMAL nature
40 weeeks of gestation is the normal time for a fetus to mature and be born.
complete with his/her animal nature.
"I have given man the mind of an animal, until SEVEN times passes by for him"
What more do you need???
Talmud - Mas. Pesachim 54a - Seven things were created before the world was created.The seven ELohim or spirits, or angles of light.
The writing of Revelation is composed of fictitious names, symbolic imagery, and the expectation of an imminent cosmic cataclysm in which God destroys the ruling powers of evil (the EGO) death., and raises the righteous to life in a messianic kingdom. It is something viewed as a prophetic revelation. It's all in the brain/mind.
Today the term Apocalypse is often used to mean "end of the world". The word world in bible terminology always means man.
The word revelation means an act of revealing or communicating divine truth , or something that is revealed by God to humans. In the Book of Revelation, the Apostle John warns us of the day of Armageddon, and the arrival of the Antichrist, or the Man of Sin, who will come during the last days.
It's also believed that the Antichrist and his followers will call themselves Christians, but they will teach deceptive, rather than deliberate, false doctrine.
This also includes misdirection of faith to and endorsement of organizations or individuals promising the realizations of goals that only God's Kingdom can bring to realization, through understanding the myths and symbolic meanings of the scriptures.
Take heed that no man deceives you. For many shall come in my name, saying I am Christ; and shall deceive many. These are the Christiasn ministers, priests, pastors etc....
every one can see that the sons of Israel would by no means have been told thus to steal, and to spoil the Egyptians, unless some arcana were thus to be represented; but what the arcana are may be seen from the signification of "silver," of "gold," and of "garments," and of "Egypt;"
Egypt is always the lower nature of man, and it may also be seen that much the same was there represented as is here represented by Abram, who was rich in silver and gold from Egypt, living off of his lower mind state, controlled by the three kings.
The physical, the intellectual and the emotional nature. The three horses of revelations, never receiving the fourth white horse, the spiritual horse (Jesus), never manifested in the individual, because they never went into meditation. Meditation is the only way to overcome the lower mind, called the beast, in the book of revelations.
As "silver" signifies truth, so in the opposite sense it signifies falsity; for they who are in falsity think that falsity is truth; as is also evident in the Prophets. In Moses:--
Thou shalt not covet the silver and the gold of the nations, (the lower nature) (material things, animal natured thoughts) nor take it unto thee, lest thou be snared therein; for it is an abomination to Jehovah thy God; detesting thou shalt detest it (Deut. 7:25, 26)
"the gold of the nations" denotes evils, and their "silver" falsities. Again.`
Ye shall not make with Me gods of silver, and gods of gold shall ye not make unto you (Exod. 20:23); These are things that arise out of the lower natured mind, the false Ego mind.
by which in the internal sense nothing else is signified than falsities and cupidities; "gods of silver" are falsities; and "gods of gold" are cupidities. In Isaiah.
In that day shall they cast away every man his idols of silver and his idols of gold, which your own hands have made unto you for a sin (Isaiah 31:7);
Notice it says which YOUR own hands have made. that's why this gold and silver is false, it is sin, because it is of the lower mind. The Ego thinks it is all this and all that. It is idols, because it is not god's (the universes true nature, it is man's false EGO.
"idols of silver and idols of gold," denote similar things as before; "your own hands have made them," means that they are from man‘s Own. In Jeremiah.
They are become brutish and foolish; a teaching of vanities is that stock; silver beaten out is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz, the work of the artificer and of the hands of the founder; blue and crimson are their clothing, it is all the work of the wise (Jeremiah 10:8, 9)
Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz. "tarshish and Uphaz signify the the thought patters that arise out of the lower egoic mind"
They weigh silver (the Lunar Lower Self) in the balance (Libra). (Is. 46.6) A potsherd, (the physical body) is covered with silver dross. (Ecc. 26.23) It is reprobate silver. (Jer. 6.30) Everyone made an offering of silver. (Exod. 35.24)
Hiram, the widow's son (the power of the Higher Mind or Libra-Venus) is a worker in brass. (I Kings 7.14) Jeremiah speaks of "the pillars of brass and the cauldron."
(Jer. 52.18) Ezekiel advises us to "take thee balances and weigh. This is the reasoning or balancing power of the judicial Higher Mind, the integrative consciousness. (Ezek. 5.1) We must meditate to raise consciousness to this level where we can obtain intuitive guidance from the Higher Self.
The pillars of brass cast by Hiram (I Kings 7.15) are the Taurus-Scorpio and Aries-Libra axes of Venus-Mars, related to the spinal column.
The servant of Abraham took ten camels and departed. (Gen. 24.10) (This is the descent of the Soul through the ten planes from Aries to Capricorn. ) The servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham. (Gen. 24.9)
The servant (consciousness) has descended from the head (Aries-Ram) to the base of the spine (Scorpio - thigh). The servant (Mind) met Rebekah (Soul) at the well (muladhara chakram). (Gen. 24.43)
He gave her silver (the Lunar Personality) and gold (the Higher Self) to effect the alchemical marriage. (Gen.24.53) Then Rebekah married Isaac, the Monad. (Gen. 24.67) The death of the mother at age 40 (Gen. 24.67) is the killing out of the Lower Quaternary (4) of the Personality.
denoting the like things, as is very evident.
AC 1552. And in gold. That this signifies goods from truths, is evident from the signification of "gold," as being celestial good, or the good of wisdom and of love as is evident from the things just shown, and also from those shown before.
That the goods here are from truths, follows from what was said in the foregoing chapter, that the Lord conjoined intellectual truths with celestial things.
"Iron is taken from the earth,(man) And copper is smelted from ore." Job 28:2
"And this is the offering which you shall take from them: gold, silver, and bronze" Exod 25:3
"His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters" Rev 1:15
"many waters is making reference to the watery regions below the diaphragm, where the beast resides."
This metal is neither precious nor pure being primarily an alloy of different metals, copper and tin, but may be made with other metals such as zinc, aluminium or nickel. However good quality bronze was highly prized for its strength and durability.
Bronze is also resistant to corrosion and is easy to cast into shape. The two great pillars of cast by Solomon for the Temple were made of bronze (1Kings 7:14-22) Signifying a spiritual strength, but not yet GOLD.
Ye have taken My silver and My gold, and have carried into you temples My goodly desirable things (Joel 3:5).
Ho, every one that thirsteth, go ye to the waters and he that hath no silver; go ye, buy and eat (Isaiah 55:1);
He shall sit as a smelter and purifier of silver, and shall purify the sons of Levi (Malachi 3:3);
The discourses of Jehovah are pure discourses, silver smelted in a crucible of earth, smelted seven times (Ps. 12:6); SEVEN chakras, the furnace is in the fornix of the brain.
Every woman shall borrow of her neighbor, and of her that is a guest in her house, vessels of silver and vessels of gold, and garment and ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon your daughters, and shall spoil the Egyptians (Exod. 3:22; 11:2, 3; 12:35, 36);
"So Moses made a bronze serpent, and put it on a pole; and so it was, if a serpent had bitten anyone, when he looked at the bronze serpent, he lived." Numbers 21:9 Why was God's instruction for a BRONZE serpent???
Bronze is an alloy, and is not pure in itself.
It is made from the combination of different metals.
Bronze is made from copper and tin, and resists corrosion.
It is referring of the corrosion of the human mind, all who look upon it, will not corrode. (die), but shall live.
The ARK was gold, the right hemisphere of the brain where god resides, is always depicted as GOLD, amethyst crystal etc.
Mans mind is always filled with Brass, Tin, bronze, Iron and copper
Any time you are reading a Bible story and see the word tin, copper, brass etc. it is referencing the condition of the human mind, apart from Christ or cosmic consciousness.
The following verse should drive home the point once and for all. read it carefully, and you will see that the use of metals in the verse are not LITERAL
Son of man, the house of Israel is to me become dross: all they are brass, and tin, and iron, and lead, in the midst of the furnace; they are even the dross of silver.
The house of Is Ra El is of course those who enter into meditation for a time, and then give up, and look back. These are the ones that are dross of silver, tin, lead, brass and iron to god.
Here is one more verse that should drive home the fact that the bible when it refers to iron is talking about the hardheaded stubborn brutish individual.
It's in you MIND!!! The chariots of Iron
Jdg 1:19 And the LORD was with Judah; and he drave out [the inhabitants of] the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.
THESE ARE THE VERY STUBBORN BRUTISH TYPES OF PEOPLE, AND THE ALMIGHTY POWERFUL GOD, COULD NOT REMOVE THE IRON FROM THEIR VALLEYS. THAT'S BECAUSE NOBODY CAN, EXCEPT YOU.
The valleys are referring to the peaks and valleys of the brain and consciousness, mountains are always the higher attainment, so the opposite (valleys) denotes) impure character, stubborn hard headed etc, the lower mind.
God cannot change the hardheaded person, and remove the (iron) brutish nature from a any person.
SEE the following verses, and again you will understand that the bible is using metals to describe mans mental state.
read them carefully, so you can grasp the idea.
Job 28:2 Iron is taken out of the earth, and brass [is] molten [out of] the stone.
You can't make brass out of stone. So obviously it means something else.
Iron is the hardheaded person, the earth is always the physical body, and the brass shows the strength of this particular character, it's the lower mind, and it is very strong.
The stone is the pineal gland, they will meld together once the energy flows over the lamb or pineal.
Job 40:18 His bones [are as] strong pieces of brass; his bones [are] like bars of iron.
Bones are referring the strenth of a persons character, here the bones represent the physical, and you can see the verse is not talking about LITERAL brass and iron.
Job 41:27 He esteemeth iron as straw, [and] brass as rotten wood.
Psa 2:9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
Psa 105:18 Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he was laid in iron:
Psa 107:10 Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, [being] bound in affliction and iron;
Here one is in meditation, and the mind is inflicted with iron, how plain can it be?
Psa 107:16 For he hath broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron in sunder.
Here, one has overcome his lower brutish stubborn nature, through meditation, and has broken this brass and iron within them.
Psa 149:8 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;
Pro 27:17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
Ecc 10:10 If the iron be blunt, and he do not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisdom [is] profitable to direct.
Thou didst take the vessels (the mind) of thine adorning of My gold and of My silver, which I had given thee, and madest for thee images of a male (Ezekiel 16:17).
Here "gold" denotes the knowledges of celestial things; "silver," those of spiritual things. It's the same.
That should do it, you should KNOW by now, not believe that the bible is referring to mans state of mind, when it uses any metals in the body of the work
Metals were among the many good things which god created. He declares, "the silver is mine, and the gold is mine" because of man's corrupt nature. And god wants it.
The vessels of gold and of silver denote the knowledges of good and truth, the higher consciousness, the renewed mind etc....
Become an empty vessel, and you will remain FREE, from them.
(the systems of the world). Religion and government.
Empty your cup, as Bruce Lee said. Become an empty cup. (vessel)
same thing, different book (TAO) (Buddhism) Etc.....
Then your cup (vesssels), sometimes referred as water pots (the first six chakras) can be filled with electromagnetism, as they are opened. The six water pots must be filled first, this is all the way to the pineal gland, the crown chakra is the SEVENTH, and will open, once the six water pots (chakras are full).This is the six days of creation in the genesis story.
It's all the same!
The Egyptian Book of the Dead
What do the dead of the Ancient Egypt talk about? Is The Book of the Dead more about life than about death?
The Book of the Dead is not a book about death. It is a book about life that conquered death. Strangely enough but such effective title that has become as known as pyramids, mummies and papyrus does not coincide with the content and the idea of the book at all. Moreover, its meaning is opposite to its original title. The Book of the Dead is just a part of the problem.
It has been a long time since the Europeans started thinking of the Ancient Egypt as of the land of dead where living people worshiped death and prepared to die long beforehand, this false thinking has raised many a bushy eyebrow.
Egyptians considered their writing a sacred speech and thought it was invented by the Thoth (Hermes), who was the god of wisdom and knowledge.
The scrolls of sacred books were called the souls of the god Re. The divine origin of the Book of the Dead was obvious and as any divine object it was surrounded by mystery. One of its chapters claims that the book is more useful than any ceremonies and it should be hidden from the eyes of man.
This is how Egyptians themselves treated this sacred masterpiece. It is impossible to grasp the sense and spirit of their culture without understanding their own attitude towards this book. This book contains too many notions and beliefs to be underestimated.
The Bible is written in the same vernacular, death, wars, killing etc.., a sacred speech (MYTHOLOGY), the DEATH in both the Egyptian book of the dead and the death in the Bible is referring to the same death, the death of the lower man, the old nature, The death of the EGO mind, that must resurrect to a new life and light.
And like the Egyptian book of the dead, the Books that make up the Bible are not meant for the eyes of the common man, and should be HIDDEN from their eyes, for it too is surrounded by mystery, that the brutish man will never understand, nor can he.
The Devil, as he is commonly referred to, is not who we think. If you look at the origins of the word, they inform us about the exact meaning of his name, and reveal that the interpretation and ideas we have, are often wrong.
Origins of the Devil
The word 'devil' originates from the Greed diabolos, meaning literally, "he who casts here and there, disunites, separates, and confuses". It is the human EGO. It was used by the Greek translators of the Bible to translate the Hebrew satan, the prosecutor.
Indeed, according to Hebraic tradition, one of the functions of the Evil One, was to prosecute the righteous in God's Tribunal. For the Greeks, diabolos was an accuser, a slanderer, and a rather unpleasant character, one controlled by the lower mind, ruled by the Pharoh of Egypt.
It was only during the 19th century that the Latin diabolus gave the old French words diaule and deable, meaning demon. According to the original meaning of the word, there is nothing bad, negative, or ill-bearing about a demon.
It was only at the start of the 16th century that 'demon' took on the meaning of diabolical spirit, evil angel, fallen angel or devil. Before that time, the Greek 'daimon' possessed the divine and beneficial power to allocate and to share out.
A 'daimon' was the genie, or protective spirit attached to each man or to each element of nature. In other words, he had the same attributes and the same functions as the famous Genies of Nature who inspired Dionysius the Areopagite to devise his celestial hierarchy of angels.
Satan, Evil incarnate, is often described as a sinister being, with a horned forehead and hoofed feet. So much for the Mythology of the evil one, called satan, that old devil. It is us, we humans that are the Devil.
As evidenced by the condition of the world today, and yesterday. Man is responsible.
Religion has convinced you that the Devil made us do it, yes he did, because he is the EGO, run amuck. that person missed the message, because he wasn't tuned into the right radio frequency, or he went to the fridge to get another beer, because Nascar or Tide was on TV.
SPIRITUALITY WITHOUT RELIGION
The ancient books are written entirely in the language of symbolism, humanity’s only universal language. Nothing is arbitrary in the language of symbolism. Learning the language of symbolism is as important for the science of metaphysics as learning higher math is important for the science of physics.
Many young people today have left their own sect or religion because they see it as only one body amongst many, all seeming to differ as to points of doctrine.
This is caused by the destructive analytical tendency of the lower mind. For a moment think of religion as being based on the physical body of man, whether he be Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu or atheist. The Physical body is truly the temple of the Holy Ghost.
All religions are founded on the spiritual structure of the microcosm or man. Religion is a science, as described in numerous texts on yoga and alchemy. These teachings are in the Bible. It is imperative that religion be taught as a scientific discipline of the mind. This is gnosis - the application of Wisdom.
It is regrettable that the early Christians thought fit to suppress the teachings of the Alexandrian university which taught the gnosis of the superphysical planes and bodies.
The Church fell into error when it abandoned the symbolic interpretation of the Bible, as found in the writings of Philo Judaeus, and treated cosmic truths as literal historical events. Christ is eternal. He existed before Christianity and will exist after Christianity has passed away.
We are fragments of the body of the Cosmic Christ, Buddha, Krishna. We desperately need to know who we are and why we are here on Earth. The second coming of Christ is, for each of us, the birth of Christ-consciousness through meditation. This is the Yoga of Christ. He is the Cosmic Christ in all beings, Christian or not.
The New Birth
"I tell thee, that unless thou be born again, thou shalt not see the Kingdom of God." This rebirth is the awakening of Christ-consciousness in us.
"look not lo here, nor lo there, for the kingdom of god is WITHIN you"
The fundamentalistic and literal interpretation of the Bible must give way to the symbolic and allegorical treatment of apparently historical events or names. The truths of the Bible are eternal.
There are two specific levels of manifestation. The first of these is the universe or Macrocosm. The second of these is your human body. The Church does not teach you about your spiritual bodies, and science does not recognize their existence as part of your human microcosm. Scientists should refer to Dr. Richard Gerber's book on Vibrational Medicine [ISBN 0-7499-2187-0] for data on the chakras and the acupuncture meridians.
No religion is needed to be a spiritual person, in fact spiritually is the antithesis to religion, as can be seen and heard by popular religious icons ( tevelagelists). preachers and pastors. if they had their way, they would anialate everyone who wasn't a Christian.
Some forms of spiritually are:
When a person forgives another for their wrondoing, or saying hurtful things.
Having reverence for all life, even the spider crawling on the wall beside you remaining at your center while your spouse or boss is yelling at you. Not chasing a driver down. that went past you and flipped you the high sign. Being a caring person, sharing your strength with others
Forgiving the Jehovah witnesses, Catholics, Mormons and other religious Demonitions , for they know not what they do or say.
Being a wise and learned person in the classics
Seeing the spiritual stories in movies
Abondoning pride for ones country, state, hamlet and town
In short being spiritual is internal growth, growth of the soul.
No religion needed. You sure don't need religion to meditate, shutdown all thought and seek within yourself.
"look not lo here nor lo there, for the kingdom of god is within you"
Actually the becoming of true spiritually, is the act of moving away from religion.
The further you move away from religion, the closer you get back to nature, then the more spiritual you will become.
Christianity has snuffed out the light of truth and destroyed untold natives around the globe by telling them that they were heathens, then converting them to their poisonous faith. How sad!!!
Removing their spirituality of nature and replacing it with a bloody man hanging outstrtched on a wooden cross. If you didn't accept it, you would get a limb lopped off or your head. No wonder they converted.
Finding the chief enemies of true religion were those within her own gates, the book has had to address itself to the ungenerous task of repudiating the whole untenable structure of accredited interpretation in order to erect on the ground the lovely temple of ancient truth.
The corruption and final loss of the basic meaning of these scriptures has been, in the whole of time, the greatest tragedy in human history.
Most strangely, the control of the lower physical, natural or brute forces by the mind or reason was the one central situation primarily and fundamentally dealt with in the sage tomes of antiquity.
To effect that control in a perfect balance and harmony, and to train the reasoning intellect in the divine art of it, was the aim and end of the Arcane Philosophy.
Ancient philosophy taught that the true path of evolutionary growth was to be trodden by an effort that united the forces of the spirit with those of the world, the lower disciplined by the higher.
The whole gist of the Esoteric Doctrine was the study and mastery of the powers engaged in working out the evolutionary advance, so that the aspirant might be able to align his cultural effort in consonance with the requirements of the problem and the end to be achieved.
Without this guiding data and this evolutionary perspective modern man is totally at a loss how to focus his endeavor and is unable to point his direction in line with anything more fixed and basic than his next immediate objective of apparent desirability.
The ancient torch that was lighted for his guidance he has let burn out. This lamp was the body of Ancient Philosophy. In this critical epoch in the life of the world this book proclaims afresh the message of lost truth.
This is its function as symbolic theology. Unquestionably cosmic operation, cosmic significance, lie behind the twelve constellations of the zodiac and the thirty-six or more other stellar configurations.
The planisphere or chart of the heavens was doubtless the first of all Bibles, pictorially edited.
Not quite simply and directly but intrinsically, all Bibles are amplifications and elaborations of the original volume of ideography first written on the open face of the sky, charted in the zodiac and heavenly maps, and later transferred to earth and written in scrolls and parchments.
Man was instructed to fashion his new body of spiritual glory "after the pattern of things in the heavens," the heavenly or zodiacal man.
And a graph of the structure and history of this celestial Personage was sketched by the enlightened sages in the configurated star clusters.
Zodiac comes from the Greek word zodion, a small living image, signifying that it is a graph of the microcosmic life of man, which is cast in the form of the macrocosmic life of the universe, or of God.
Man’s own small body is a replica of this body of God, made in its image and likeness. The vast frame of Cosmic Man was outlined in the scroll of the heavens, the solar systems and galaxies being living cell clusters in his immense organism.
One of the great keys to Bible meaning is the series of the four "elements" of ancient mythicism: earth, water, air and fire.
The body of the physical or natural man was conceived as being composed of the two lower, earth and water, while air and fire, representing mind and spirit, commingled to make the higher or spiritual man.
This only means, however, that Christianity must cast off a heavy incrustation of exoteric literalism and reassert its own primal majestic message.
Light and truth long lost are once more at hand to illumine minds now groping in darkness. False notions of deity have nearly cost mankind the loss of its birthright of knowledge.
"When ye pray, enter into thy closet and pray to thy father which is in secret"
This is an eastern term for meditation. The closet is you.
And what of this one. "I make darkness my secret place"
And " be still and know that I'm god".
These verses clearly spell out that your secret path to the god's kingdom happens in MEDITATION, as is taught by all the yogis of India, the Buddhists and martial arts Students, and other religions and disciplines.
There really is nothing worthy of an universal truth, unless it is in fact universal, and Meditation has always been known as the only way to gain enlightenment. it is and always has been the path to attainment. The path WITHIN.
And what does the bible say?
"Look not lo here nor lo there, for the kingdom of god is WITHIN you.
So I would ask you, if god's kingdom is within you, and the Bible says that it is, then how do you access this inner kingdom? hint! Meditation.
If meditation was not in the Bible, and the Bible did not say that god's kingdom is WITHIN you, then the entire Bible would be invalid, and completely out of sync with all the rest of the ancient religious teachings.
But the Bible did not let us down. It agrees with all of the ancient worlds religions and philosophies concerning meditation as the secret key, to the kingdom within.
The act of meditation requires one to decrease their ego, because an egotistical person will never go into meditation, writing it off as a useless and invalid discipline.
It requires a reduction of the lower mind (ego) to even enter into meditation.
That's why the bible says, many will seek heaven but only a FEW will ever attain it.
The Buddhists might make it, The Zen practitioners might attain it, the yogis in India might attain it. But sadly the Reborn fundamentalist Christian will never get to go to heaven, because they teach them that meditation opens them up to devils.
There is simply is no room for argument here, god did not say go the man made god box down the street or the giant cathedrals with all their beauty and phylacteries. it's all just a disguise.
God said his temple was constructed without tools, and that the sound of no hammer, or axe, or tool of any kind was heard during it's construction.
And that it was built in SEVEN years. This is making reference to the seven seals or chakras on the spine, and meditation is the only way to allow the solar plexus energy to blow open these seals.
And the Bible says that god's temple (the human brain) is more beautiful than any man made temple.
So where is the temple, (within you, the human brain)
Where is god's kingdom? Within you
How do access this inner kingdom? MEDITATION.
Take care of thyself and unto the secret doctrine. Meditate upon these things, give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.
Preach the word, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For they (the materialists) will not endure sound (spiritual) doctrine but shall turn their ears away from the truth and shall be turned unto fables. Endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. (II Tim. 4.2-5)
Avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law: for they are unprofitable and vain. (Titus 3.9)
Do not err, every good gift and every perfect gift is from above and cometh down from the Father of Light. He begat in us the World of Truth. (James 1.16-18)
The Bible commands us to meditate. In Joshua 1:8, God says to meditate on His word day and night so we will obey it. The psalmist says "his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night" (Psalm 1:2). Actually, the Bible mentions meditate or meditation 20 times.
The word worship. It is designed to focus on the Lord and His works (Ps. 27:4; 77:12). It is a place and space in our lives for communion with God. It is a means of elevating the spiritual over the material world and the world of activity: the world of hustle and bustle and coming and going.
To worship god in spirit and truth, means to go to that place of quietness and solitude within ones own self, and this is communicating with god, if you stop the internal chatter. There really is NO OTHER WAY.
Only then, when our minds are "set on things above", will we be
successful in completing the "transformation" which includes
"putting off the old man" and "putting on the new man" - cf. Co
3:1-2 with Co 3:5-14
"Things above", means the higher mind in meditation.
Psalm 63:6 "When I remember Thee on my bed, I meditate on Thee in the night watches"
become the Nightwatchman, and then you will eventually gain it.
1. They "mind the things of the flesh", which leads to "death" and
"enmity with God" - cf. Ro 8:5-8
2. You cannot be a spiritual person if you "dwell" on carnal
a. "Recent studies conducted by a Stanford University research
team have revealed that 'what we watch' does have an effect
on our imaginations, our learning patterns, and our
behaviors." - Denis Waitley, Seeds Of Greatness, p. 47-48
So what I say i say to all "watch" jesus christ of the Bible.
" First we are exposed to new behaviors and characters.
Next, we learn or acquire these new behaviors. The last and
most crucial step is that we adopt these behaviors as our
own." - ibid.
"One of the most critical aspects of human development that
we need to understand is the influence of 'repeated viewing'
and 'repeated verbalizing' in shaping our future." - ibid.
The information goes in, 'harmlessly, almost unnoticed,' on
a daily basis, but we don't react to it until later, when we
aren't able to realize the basis for our reactions." ibid.
"In other words, our value system is being formed without
any conscious awareness on our part of what is happening!"
f. "You are what you watch and think." - ibid., p. 45
"If a sixty second commercial, by repeated viewing, can sell
us a product, then isn't it possible for a sixty minute soap
opera or 'smut-com', by repeated viewing, to sell us a
lifestyle?" - ibid., p. 47
Fill your mind with positive and spiritual thoughts, and then enter within your own inner sanctuary, if you really want to:
a. "renew the mind"
b. "be transformed"
It's in the bible, and it is Jesus and God's command.
So then why will you ever need to go back to a church again.
When god's real church is within you.
You have been duped by religion for a thousand years.
"If Christians are to succeed, they must set their minds (meditate) on the things of the Spirit, on things above, where Christ is! Only then will they with God's help put off the old man and put on the new man."
We meditate to experience God, or to receive some revelation from God.
Both Eastern and Christian mystical meditation usually seek to
empty the mind so as to find or receive truth within.
Ps:50:3: Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire ( kundalini) shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.
Ps:94:17: Unless the LORD had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.
Ps:115:17: The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence.
Eccl:3:7: A time to mend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak.
sa:41:1: Keep silence before me, O islands (brains); and let the people renew their strength: let them come near; then let them speak: let us come near together to judgment.
Jer:8:14: Why do we sit still? assemble yourselves, and let us enter into the defenced cities, and let us be silent there: for the LORD our God hath put us to silence, and given us water of gall to drink, because we have sinned against the LORD.
Lam:2:10: The elders of the daughter of Zion sit upon the ground, and keep silence
Lam:3:28: He sitteth alone and keepeth silence, because he hath borne it upon him.
Amos:5:13: Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it is an evil time.
Amos:8:3: And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day, saith the Lord GOD: there shall be many dead bodies in every place; they shall cast them forth with silence
By invoking and calling on the Name of God in meditation the mind becomes still.
Meditation on the Word brings rest to both the physical body and to the mind.
Heb. 4: 10 For he that is entered into his rest (meditation), he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Let us labor therefore to enter into thy rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
Psalm 116: 7 Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the Lord hath dwelt bountifully with thee.
Did you see that, you will receive bountifully, in this state of rest (meditation).
Lk:8:5,11: A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
1Pt:1:23: Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
The word can only be heard, when you stop taliking, when you stop thinking, and sending you scattered thought waves to and fro.
"The lips of wisdom are sealed except to the ears of understanding"
This is the Mystery of Revelation. To go from a lower plane to a higher one, by allowing the energy in the solar (sun) plexus within you, to open the gates of heaven.
Woe unto scribes and pharisees (lawyers) "You have taken away the key of knowledge. You entered not in yourselves and them that were entering in you hindered."
In other words religion has taken away the key because they don't teach you to meditate.
But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. (The closet, means within yourself). The word pray in the bible, means meditation.
Religious prayer is wrong. See here what jesus said about praying, as the religious do:
They sing songs, chant endless mindless prayers, totally against the biblical commandments, how do I know, because the bible tells me so, it says do not use vein repetition, while giving alms, it says while preying go into thy closet and prey to the father which is in secret, this means meditation.
Are you, iron or brass or wood or tin or copper?
Or are you silver and gold?
Jdg 1:19 And the LORD was with Judah; and he drave out [the inhabitants of] the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.
"It is the property of the mystic to proceed by way of images to the summit of a pure idea and the intellectual vision of the substance." That the myths were thus the vehicles for conveying the realization of abstract truths which could not be presented so forcefully in words alone seems indisputably clear.
What is equally clear now is that, in the hands of ignorance, an exoteric rendering has taken the place of the esoteric, depriving the mind of its grasp on the essential truth intended in the adumbration.
"Every act was symbolical in character and represented some ancient belief or tradition.
The paste, the mixture of wheat and water, the egg, the naked goddess Shenti, i.e., Isis in her chamber, the placing of the paste on her bed, the kneading of the paste into moulds, etc., represented the great processes of Nature which are set in motion when human beings are begotten and conceived, as well as the inscrutable powers which preside over growth and development.
The broad modern assumption has been that the mythos was in to a lot of mummery and that the rituals were a lot of hollow ceremonialism based on superstition.
That they shadowed the greatest of spiritual truths has not yet entered the mind of any man highly received in the ranks of orthodox scholarship.
No one has yet been able to tell these savants that they have been handling pearls, and not rubbish.
The wrecking of the mythos by ignorant literalism stirred Massey to bitter resentment against the perpetrators of the crime. His own words will speak best for him, while they support our own contentions:
Concerning symbolism and mythical representation he emphasizes that "the insanity lies in mistaking it for human history or Divine Revelation."
"Misinterpreted mythology has so profoundly infected religion, poetry, art and criticism that it has created a cult of the unreal."
They did not know that their Gospels were old Egyptian myths ignorantly literalized.
Nothing but the thinnest shadow of the truth that the book portrays has yet fallen across the threshold of modern understanding.
No suspicion of the grand completeness of its message has yet dawned upon us.
Nineteen hundred years of theological digging has not unearthed the treasure buried under its allegorical profundities.
And this failure has been due to our stubborn refusal to reject the Bible as history, and to accept it as cryptic typology.
From beginning to end the Bible is nothing but a series of spiritual allegories traduced to history or interwoven with some history.
They could not suspect that their indirect poetical method would so outrageously befuddle modern "intelligence."
The moment the myths are alleged to have taken place in heaven or anywhere else, that moment superstition begins to stalk into the counsels of religion.
The ancients had more to conceal than we yet seem capable of grasping.