Ebionite Restoration - Christian Renewal & Rebirth
"There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of
(Prov 14:12 NKJ)
Yeshua/Jesus was crucified on the Passover, because from the perspective of the Final Birth, the Passover is representative of the most important Laws that a soul can embrace, utilize, and ultimately harness to bring about the Fulfillment of the Royal Law of Creator-God. Wise men have always utilized the Natural Forces of the earth and universe to their advantage -- and in the same way that a strong wind can carry a ship from one continent to another, a wise man who possesses the knowledge of the Forces and Laws of the earth can then harness those Laws to bring about both a Higher Manifestation of Consciousness and Reality within him -- which then enables a disciple of TheWay to bring about the next stage of birth. When rightly understood, the scriptures are in fact a text book on the Forces and Laws of Mind and Being that has the power to open the seekers mind to a higher reality that few men are even aware of -- and ultimately enable the seeker/disciple to achieve Oneness with God.
In the same way that Paul stated that the account of Abraham was an allegory (see Gal 4:21-27), so too was the historical account of the Passover -- i.e., the slaughter of the first-born Egyptian sons, the escape from Egypt, the parting of the Red Sea, and the journey through the wilderness for 40 years, was all an allegorical portrayal of important Laws that must be fulfilled within one's own self as the disciples seeks to enter the Kingdom -- which is portrayed as the Promised Land in the Torah. And it would be well to point out also that when Paul stated that the Law of Moses could only take the Children of Israel to a certain point in their journey, in the allegorical portrayal while Moses was able to lead them through the wilderness, it was Joshua (Yeshua/Jesus) who had to lead them across the Jordan and into the Promised Land. And when the spiritual meaning of the allegory is understood, this reality remains true even in our present day. Which means that the opening of the mind of the disciples -- as well as the personal and spiritual meaning of the scriptures where it is written: "Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures" (Luke 24:45) -- possesses an entirely different meaning than what is generally realized by the modern faith-based congregation of believers.
In the same way that Jacob allegorically wrestled with the Angel until he prevailed in order to become what is portrayed in the name Israel, the Christian must observe and fulfill the meaning of the Passover in the same manner that Jesus taught and fulfilled within himself. Therefore, the Wisdom and Knowledge that is presented in the allegorical portrayal of the Passover is of the utmost importance to the modern Christian who seeks to do as Jesus commanded to pick up their own cross and travail in TheWay to bring about the Final stage of Birth. And in the same way that Jesus told Nicodemus that a seeker/disciple must be born again to enter the Kingdom -- and that these subsequent stages of birth (soul-birth, spiritual-birth, and Kingdom-birth) must be accomplished while the person is still physically alive in the body-vessel. Therefore, unless the Christian fulfills the Laws that are allegorically portrayed in the Passover, it will remain impossible for them to bring about each subsequent stage of birth -- and as Jesus stated, they will not be able to enter the Kingdom merely because their allotted time on earth in their body-vessel has run its natural life-cycle. And this spiritual reality declared is the recently recovered Gospel of Philip where it states: "Those who say that first they shall die and (then) they shall arise are confused. If they do not first receive the resurrection (while) they live, they will not receive anything (when) they die"( http://DivineManna.org ). But this wisdom and teaching was no longer understood when in the fourth century the Church of Rome threw away the Key of Knowledge in the manner that the carnal Jews had done before them.
The modern Christian does not understand the knowledge of the Laws that are portrayed in the allegorical account of the Passover, because fourth century Roman Church dogma has inhibited them from becoming the "good ground" in the parable of the Sower and the Seed (see Sower). And the Great Truth that Yeshua/Jesus taught in the parable of the Sower and the Seed, is not only that the Divine Manna of the Kingdom (Spiritual Knowledge) belongs only to those who are themselves Spiritual -- but that this Sacred Knowledge can only be possessed by those who are themselves Spiritual -- and cannot be possessed by those who are of the flesh. From the Kingdom the Divine Voice from On High has declared from the beginning: In order to Possess the Truth and Spiritual Knowledge (Divine Manna), one must themselves be Possessed by the Truth and the Divine Knowledge -- and this can only be accomplished when the disciple fulfills Royal Law and forms the Living Divine Final Temple within themselves. And this is why Paul made reference to the Jerusalem Above which is spiritual and free, of which Paul stated: "Tell me, you who desire to be under law, do you not hear the law? For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a slave and one by a free woman. But the son of the slave was born according to the flesh, the son of the free woman through promise. Now this is an allegory: these women are two covenants. One is from Mount Sinai, bearing children for slavery; she is Hagar. Now Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia; she corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother" (Gal 4:21-27 RSV). The Jews who observed the Law outwardly in ritual and tradition, were portrayed by Paul as those in slavery who were of the Jerusalem of this world. Whereas, those seeker/disciples who understood that the written law is an "allegorical" portrayal of the Forces and Laws that are functioning and operating within their own mind and being, were able to fulfill the Law in the manner that Yeshua/Jesus taught, and are those who were portrayed as being of "...the Jerusalem [that is] above [and] is free". And of those who fulfill the Law within themselves the Book of the Revelation states: "He who conquers, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God; never shall he go out of it, and I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem which comes down from my God out of heaven, and my own new name. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches" Rev 3:12-13).
As Paul himself stated: "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature" (Col 3:5 NIV). If the congregation of believers could simply have faith, without living a Consecrated Life set apart from the thinking and lifestyle of the people of this world, then Paul would not have warned the believers of the simple faith that: “For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live” (Rom 8:13 KJV). What does it mean to "...mortify the deeds of the body"? It is important to recognize that Paul did not say that if you believe and profess your faith in Jesus with your lips, and continue to live in accord with the flesh and "...your earthly nature", that you will have fulfilled the requirements of the Gospel and achieved the next stage of birth.
The whole of the scriptures are a quasi-historical account that are totally allegorical in nature. Why are they allegorical? If God is our Father, and the Holy Spirit is our Mother, then the scriptures provide the necessary nourishment that is intended to sustain us as we make the transition from carnal to that of Spiritual Maturity. Therefore, the scriptures are intentionally designed to provide the proper nourishment for the disciples of TheWay in accord with their needs at every rung of the proverbial Jacob's Ladder of spiritual development. In the same way that a newborn is nourished by breast-milk, and an infant is provided what we call baby-food, the scriptures are designed to provide developmental age-appropriate food and nourishment at every level of a disciples journey in TheWay. It is important to note that historically, the believers of the simple faith have always rejected the prophets who were sent to speak to them, because in the same way that a developing fetus cannot comprehend the realities of life once they are born into this world, man's higher soul and spiritual reality is beyond natural man's ability to perceive and understand -- and this fact is repeated on nearly every page of the New Testament.
A man of true biblical insight and intellect would want to know why mankind in his organic condition, would reject what Paul calls the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of God as absolute utter "foolishness"??? To the degree that when Paul states that he was "..caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter" (2 Cor 12:4-5 NKJ) -- an intelligent seeker of Truth would immediately question as to why "...it is not lawful for a man to utter" what a Disciple who enters the Kingdom experiences? But the fact that Paul was able to enter the Kingdom by opening the "narrow strait gate" within himself, portrays the great missing reality of the Gospel that is not at all understood today. When Paul warns the baptized and committed Christians at Corinth who he, himself, originally instructed, that they were yet to carnal in their understanding to comprehend the spiritual meaning of the Gospel -- which is often referred to as the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God -- he conveyed to them the reality that they would judge and even condemn this higher reality of the Spirit as absolute "foolishness" -- i.e., “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Cor 2:14 NKJ). And if the great body of faith-based Christians had the ability to discern and "...receive the things of the Spirit of God", then Paul would have never warned them that their untransformed and immature condition would cause them to reject the spiritual meaning of the Gospel. Thus, it is imperative to ask the question: What is the "natural man"? The condition of mankind that Paul is making reference to, would just as well be portrayed as "organic" -- or, of the physical body. The "natural man" , is the "organic" human being -- subject to human reasoning -- and limited to the mundane things of this world.
So if it is true as Paul and others have warned in First Corinthians, that the baptized and committed Christians of whom it was said by Paul: "For in him you have been enriched in every way-- in all your speaking and in all your knowledge--because our testimony about Christ was confirmed in you. Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed" (1 Cor 1:5-7 NIV) -- that Paul warned that they were yet too carnal to perceive the Mysteries of God. Moreover, even it is were possible or Lawful for Paul to attempt to reveal the Divine Manna to spiritually immature faith-based believers, Paul correctly stated and they would look upon the deep things of the spirit as utter "foolishness" and nonsense (1 Cor 2:14). And this is demonstrated in the very words of Paul who spoke of these committed and baptized faith-based believers who were enriched in every way about the "testimony of Christ", Paul warned that: "Brothers, I could not address you as spiritual but as worldly-- mere infants in Christ. I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready" (1 Cor 3:1-2 NIV). Let me also add a little from my personal experiences -- i.e., the people to whom Paul was speaking was not near as carnal and ill prepared to perceive and comprehend the Mysteries of God as is the materialistic Christians who reject both the Commandments and biblical standards -- and whose thinking has been molded by government schools and our modern television and entertainment media. Moreover, the "wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed" makes reference to that experience when the disciple has picked up their own cross, and the "narrow door" within them is opened, and they are able to sit at the feet of the Master and be personally taught by the "one rabbi and teacher"! that Jesus taught to exclusively seek out and learn from (see The True Prophet).
In accepting for the moment that Paul knew a little about the spiritual realities and mysteries that he was speaking of, in the same way that it would have been impossible for Paul to speak to the Corinthians about the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom -- i.e., "Brothers, I could not address you as spiritual but as worldly-- mere infants in Christ. I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready" -- it would have in like manner been impossible for Jesus to reveal Spiritual Knowledge to the common people who he spoke to and taught. And this little understood and acknowledged fact is openly declared in the words: "And with many such parables He spoke the word to them as they were able to hear it. But without a parable He did not speak to them. And when they were alone, He explained all things to His disciples" (Mark 4:33-34 NKJV). That the Spiritual Manna of the Kingdom can only be revealed to those who are themselves spiritual and set aside from the thinking, mindset and lifestyle of this world, is confirmed when Jesus explained to his disciples: “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables so that, they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding” (Mark 4:11-12 NIV) -- that word translated secret, is the same word translated mystery, and makes reference to an esoteric knowledge that is beyond man's organic comprehension -- which is why Paul commanded to "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature [and] ...mortify the deeds of the body". Yet, in a state of spiritual denial, the modern Church attempts to ignore the implications of what these words convey. In explanation of the above words of Jesus, the Wycliffe Commentary writes that: “…the initiate was instructed in the esoteric teaching... which was not revealed to outsiders… The mystery of the kingdom in its ultimate development is the full-orbed message of the Gospel (Rom 16:25-26). The purpose of parables was to instruct the initiates without revealing the items of instruction to the ones who were without. This is in keeping with the Biblical principle that spiritual understanding is restricted to those who have become spiritual...”. Why? Because only those who travail in TheWay and become the seed sown upon the "good ground", are capable of comprehending the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom. And this is why Jesus warned: “Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?” (Mark 4:13 KJV). Which means that if you fail to understand the reality set forth in the parable of the Sower and the Seed (see Sower) -- and fail to become the "good ground" that is set apart from the thinking, mindset and lifestyle of the people of this world -- that is will remain impossible for you to understand the true spiritual meaning of the scriptures. "And the disciples came and said to Him, Why do You speak to them in parables? He answered and said to them, Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. For whoever has, to him more will be given, and he will have abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him. Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. And in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says: 'Hearing you will hear and shall not understand, and seeing you will see and not perceive; For the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, and their eyes they have closed...'" (Matt 13:10-15 NKJ).
What this means is that while Jesus and the biblical authors wanted very much to convey to mankind who are portrayed as the lost prodigal sons who dwell under the power of the Citizen of the Far Country that Paul portrayed as the god and ruler of this world, the knowledge of the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom, this was and remains impossible because their organic physical nature inhibits them from comprehending and receiving the Divine Manna of the Kingdom of God. So the Gospels, as well as the whole body of the scriptures, are designed to nourish the seeker/disciple in accord with their level of spiritual maturity. Milk for newborns -- Pablum and baby-food for infants -- small chunks for toddlers -- while still providing essential nourishment for all seeker/disciples in accord with their level of spiritual maturity. And this is explained in the account of the widows and orphans in the most used scripture of the pre-Nicene Gentile Church known as the Shepherd of Hermas (see Shepherd). And what this means is that God never brought about the senseless death and destruction of the first born sons of the Egyptians -- the Red Sea was never parted, permitting the children of Israel to pass through while drowning the Egyptians -- and the journey through the wilderness for forty years never transpired -- and while there are many maturity-appropriate lessons in these biblical accounts, only those who are themselves spiritual can comprehend the important spiritual reality of what is portrayed in the allegorical account of the Passover. Not because the biblical authors wanted to conceal the true meaning -- but rather, because those who have yet to "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature [and] ...mortify the deeds of the body" -- releasing themselves from the shackles of the god and ruler of this world -- will remain incapable of comprehending the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom. As stated in the alternate ending to the Gospel of Mark: "This Age of lawlessness and unbelieving lies under the sway of Satan, who will not allow what lies under the unclean spirits to understand the truth and power of God..." (Moffatt, quoting Gospel Of Mark in Codex W; Also quoted by St. Jerome as being the authentic ending of the Gospel of Mark).
If what Paul and the other Gospel Authors stated is true, and there exist higher realities and dimensions of being that are totally inconceivable to the mind of the undeveloped faith-based believer (see Mysteries Of The Gospel ) -- and by virtue of the immaturity of the faith-based believers brought about by an embryonic condition of mind which Paul portrayed as the "natural" mind of man -- and the limitations of this embryonic condition of mind even inhibited Jesus from conveying the true meaning of the scriptures, and the higher reality of the soul and the Kingdom to all but his inner core of disciples (see In The House - Taught In Parables) -- which means that the biblical authors were therefore powerless to explain in detail many of the most important Gospel teachings and concepts in the literal text of the New Testament -- then the spiritually mature author's of the scriptures who were themselves enlightened to these higher realities, remained virtually powerless to do anything more than to provide the people with a list of do's and don'ts -- so that the faith-based believers will be in a position where they will be better able to open the mind and evolve to a mature understanding and comprehension of the teachings of Jesus and TheWay. To totally ignore these do's and don'ts, without knowing the consequence of one's choices and actions, is paramount to walking out onto a freeway blindfolded. Every concept that the historical portrayal of Jesus in the Gospels taught, is of the utmost importance in the process of opening the mind and advancing the disciple to a state of spiritual maturity. And while it is not understood, this includes the commandments to forgive, turn the other cheek, as well as the sexual prohibitions that are for the most part totally ignored by our modern culture.
By virtue of Martin Luther's interpretation of the Gospel, Christians maintain that they are saved by faith totally apart from their actions and works -- and their salvation is guaranteed from the moment they accept Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. But is this the original teachings of Jesus? The Flawed Doctrine Of Perpetual Redemption totally ignores the many statements by Paul where he warns: "For it is impossible to restore again to repentance those who ...then commit apostasy, since they crucify the Son of God on their own account and hold him up to contempt.. For if we sin deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries." (Heb 6:4-6;10:26-27 RSV). Why did Paul make such a statement? Because the original Gospel teachings in their original form was one of spiritual transformation -- a process that would evolve the mind of the seeker/disciple from their embryonic condition, to that of spiritual maturity and Wholeness -- and those who reject these teachings by falling back into the thinking and lifestyle of this world -- who willfully sin after coming to the knowledge of the Gospel message -- are not only unbelievers and apostates to the teachings of the Gospels, but in Paul's words these counterfeit believers crucify the Son of God afresh. In total opposition to what is preached in the modern Churches, Paul warns that if a alledged believer willfully sins after coming to the knowledge of the Truth and TheWay, "...there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries." These, and other such spiritual concepts, were totally unacceptable to the fourth century heathen Church of Rome -- and while these few passages continue to exist, the scriptures were corrupted (see http://BibleCorruption.com ) in order to make the Gospels support the doctrines of a series of Roman Emperors who ruled over the Church from the fourth century onward. That the Church has abandoned the original teachings of Jesus -- to the degree that when it is proven that the fourth century Church even edited and corrupted the very words of God spoken to man (see http://TheTenWords.com ) -- means that until the Church itself repents of this great sin against the Holy Spirit, they will remain under a cloud of ignorance in an exiled state in a Spiritual Diaspora. What does the Apostle of faith say? To the Romans he warns: "Do not be arrogant, but be afraid. For if God did not spare the natural branches, he will not spare you either. Consider therefore the kindness and sternness of God: sternness to those who fell, but kindness to you, provided that you continue in his kindness. Otherwise, you also will be cut off" (Rom 11:20-22 NIV). Because the Christians entered into a covenant with Pagan Rome -- installing the emperor as the head of the Church -- and in a state of absolute arrogance, hunted down and murdered all sincere spiritual Christians and original Ebionite Nazirenes who did not accept the religious doctrines of the emperor -- even editing and corrupting the very words of God spoken to mankind -- the Church has not only been "cut off" -- but the Christians themselves dwell in a Spiritual Diaspora under the cloud of spiritual ignorance.
I always found it truly amazing that readers of the scriptures could read the words of Paul where he states that the "natural" mind of the Christians who he had himself taught, would reject the truths pertaining to the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom as utter "foolishness" -- portraying himself as an "ambassador in bonds" who was unable to speak plainly. Not because he wanted to hide or conceal this body of higher knowledge -- but rather, the faith-based Christians who he had himself taught, were too immature to comprehend the knowledge of the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom. And from this perspective, the best that Paul could do for those who he portrayed as entry-level Christians who were "babes in Christ", was to provide them a series of do's and don'ts that would assist them in evolving through the stages of spiritual immaturity that made it impossible for them to comprehend the True Gospel Meaning and Objectives. And yet, this same body of faith-based believers who call themselves Christians, ignore the very core Gospel teachings to their own demise (see The Lie).
When Yeshua/Jesus was asked about eternal life, his initial reply to the person who asked the question was to keep the Commandments of the Law (Mt. 19:17). Thus, the question must be posed: What Christian today would respond when asked about achieving "eternal life", that the person must keep and fulfill the Law? In the manner that Jesus did? Few among the modern Christians are even inclined to live in accord with biblical standards and teachings, much less keep the Law. Why? Because the whole framework of modern Church dogma is drawn from Pagan Rome (see The Religion Of Roman Emperors) -- and has very little in common with what Jesus taught -- the lifestyle he supported -- or the mindset that is necessary to achieve the next stage of birth that Jesus taught was necessary to enter in the Kingdom. Paul portrayed those who claim to be a Christian and yet, continue to live in accord with the thinking and ways of this world, "apostates" to the kingdom (see Ministry Of Sin?). With respect to those who do not keep the teachings of Jesus he asked: "And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?" (Luke 6:46 KJV). And with respect to the multitudes who hear, but do not fulfill the required teachings and commandments to walk in TheWay, Yeshua warned that: "Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock" (Matt 7:22-24 KJV).
For countless reasons that few modern Christians understand, Yeshua/Jesus said to keep the Law in the manner that he taught -- to observe the Sabbath and make it spiritual -- and to celebrate the Passover in the manner that he taught those who would call themselves his disciples and followers. He said this not to be too Jewish or narrow minded -- but rather, to promote spiritual development and bring about the process of soul-birth within the body-mind of the disciple of TheWay. The rejection of Passover by the fourth century Church of Rome, is evidence that the majority of Christians embrace their dogmatic doctrines of belief, and reject the wisdom of the scriptures. While it is true that the majority of people may not understand with any depth was is written, nothing in the scriptures are arbitrary -- or are presented without a reason -- sometimes an important reason. And it is important to recognize that while Yeshua rejected the animal sacrifice and ritual observance of the Pharisees who were carnal in their perception of the scriptures, Yeshua presented the Passover as a Holy Observance of primary importance. The question that each and every Christian must ask themselves today is Why?
Yeshua/Jesus taught to keep the Passover, because there is an important spiritual reason that would greatly benefit those who seek to Know Messiah/Christ. But the harsh reality of the matter is, that you cannot present Truth and Wisdom to the vast majority of Christians, unless it conforms to their very limited entry-level understanding. If I state that there is a cosmic reason why the Bible uses a Lunar calendar -- and there is a really important reason why the Passover was celebrated at a specific time, because of the necessary cosmic interval that promotes a certain condition of body, mind and spirit, I will be immediately condemned by those who reject the biblical Passover. They will counter that neither the Bible or Yeshua promoted cosmic wisdom. But if I state that Easter is a pagan festival which is founded upon heathen cosmic wisdom -- and the day was ordained by the fourth century Church because it celebrates the resurrection of the sun in the form of the sun-god that was worshipped by Pagan Rome -- and is itself calculated by the cosmic movements of the heavenly bodies -- this is justified because it has become part of the Christian tradition -- regardless of the fact that it was ordained by the Roman Church and the Emperor Constantine who was himself a sun-worshipper. So from a Christian dogmatic perspective it is reasoned that, it's OK to calculate Easter based upon the Pagan celebration of the resurrected sun-god and named after the goddess of spring -- i.e., Easter/Ishtar -- but it is not OK to convey that Biblical Wisdom understood in the cycles of the moon and its effect upon the body-vessel as being relevant to the modern believer.
The Philosophy and Rhetoric of Born Again: While many Evangelical Christians who have embraced the manmade philosophy of Pagan Rome have attempted to doctrinalized the processes of soul and spiritual birth by promoting the idea that if they say a prayer to Jesus, that they are born again -- when Jesus asked Nicodemus who was a teacher among the Jews about the need to achieve this next stage of soul-birth, we can see by the manner in which he posed the question that he expected Nicodemus who was a teacher of Israel, to understand this important concept. Why? Because the process of second birth was understood by all the ancient prophets and visionaries, and is the primary objective of the inner meaning of the Torah (Books of Moses) and the Old Testament Scriptures. That Jesus taught the tenets of achieving this next stage of birth that permits entrance into the Kingdom while still alive in the physical body -- thereby enabling the seeker/disciple to escape the "outer darkness" of mind and being that immerses organic natural man in a state of spiritual blindness and ignorance (see Outer Darkness) -- and fulfill the Gospel Objectives of learning directly from, and in the Presence of God (see True Prophet) -- but because the Church of Constantine threw away the all-important Key of Knowledge (see Key of Knowledge ), the leaders of the modern Christian Church no longer understand the true depth and reality of the very scriptures that they profess to promote and champion. It is important to recognize that when Nicodemus questioned this wisdom of achieving subsequent stages of birth, Jesus said: "Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?" (John 3:10-12 KJV). Thus, when these words are understood within their true context, it must be concluded that you cannot be a master of Israel, and not know of the necessity of bringing about the next stage of soul-birth -- and Jesus presented this fact to Nicodemus.
In not understanding how this next stage of birth is brought about, modern Christian leadership is in reality no different than Nicodemus -- who thought of himself as a teacher and master of Israel. The next stages of birth is not only very real -- and this important transformational process with respect to the necessity of bringing about the next phase of birth, cannot be dogmatically marginalized in the manner that the modern Evangelical Christians led by Billy Graham have done. And one of the most relevant points that is ignored in the above is the statement: "...Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?" Take notice of the words "We speak... we have seen... ye receive not our witness"? Thus, Jesus is not speaking in the singular -- but in the plural -- and he speaks of the reality that not only both him and his disciples witnessed -- but is witnessed by all who are truly faithful to the teachings of TheWay and seek the Kingdom within (see Gate Of Eden). And while Jesus taught the multitudes in parables because they were blinded by their carnal mindset and lifestyle to perceive and comprehend the Mysteries of God, he taught his disciples all things -- i.e., "And the disciples came and said to Him, Why do You speak to them in parables? He answered and said to them, Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. For whoever has, to him more will be given, and he will have abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him. Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. And in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says: 'Hearing you will hear and shall not understand, and seeing you will see and not perceive; For the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, so that I should heal them'" (Matt 13:10-15 NKJ).
In the above are a number of profound concepts about the teachings of Yeshua that few modern Christians are willing to acknowledge. The disciples were able to see, hear and understand what others could not -- and this blindness on the part of the multitudes was brought about by the fulfillment of the Law which was prophesized by Isaiah. And unless the people turned to Messiah/Christ and not only observed the Law in the manner that Yeshua taught, but also kept his commandments and teachings by doing them, that they remained in a carnal condition where they could not see, hear, nor understand the Mysteries of God that could only be revealed to his faithful disciples.
When rightly understood, the Passover is a sequence of spiritual birth that is brought about in the life of the seeker, and his/her endeavors are supercharged by the phase of the moon in conjunction with the sun. Because the traditional Easter celebration is out of moon phase, it is like trying to get pregnant when your not ovulating. The authors of the Bible knew the Mysteries of God, and they implanted this Sacred Divine Manna within the text of the scriptures. Where Passover is a time of spiritual transformation and rebirth, Easter was a Wiccan type pagan day where the people copulated in the fields in order to encourage the elemental nature gods to bring for a bountiful harvest. There was a reason why Yeshua celebrated and ordained the Passover, and considered Easter a celebration for the people of the Nations who worshiped the sun as god. And throughout the Gospels it is readily seen that Yeshua warned his followers not to in any manner emulate their Pagan rituals and practices. That Christians now commemorate the day to Jesus, does not in any manner alter the cosmic phases that the Bible states is of primary importance, and Yeshua ordained for all his followers and disciples to observe.
The Christian Scorpion: In the Lamsa biblical text known as the Peshitta, he shows where the translators didn't understand the ancient meaning of the term scorpion which they replace with viper in the condemnation of the Pharisees by Yeshua. And in calling them scorpions, what Yeshua was calling them was fatherless orphans who have been abandoned in this world -- but in the ancient lore, it is far worse than this. Lamsa explains that in accord with the lore at the time, it was said that the father scorpion is killed at conception by the female once impregnated, and the offspring eat their way out of the mother at birth -- thereby entering the world as orphans whose existence in this world was at the expense of the death of their mother and father. It is also said that a scorpion is the only other being in nature that has the power to take its own life in the manner of man. And when I was young and in the military I observed this when they poured gas in a circle around a scorpion -- and after lighting the gas, the scorpion would sting itself in the head rather than burn.Yeshua taught the Truth, the Light and TheWay. He taught the proper manner to keep the Law -- to observe and Spiritualize the Sabbath -- and to celebrate the Passover and other Holy Intervals that are commanded in the scriptures. He said: "Why call ye me Lord, Lord, and not do the things which I say?" And the Ebionite Nazirene Disciples being faithful to his teachings, did as he taught. That the later Gentiles who rejected the wisdom of Yeshua and his Ebionite Nazirene disciples, became the Church known as the Synagogue of Satan -- and this refusal to do as Yeshua Commanded continues even to this very day -- is the reason that the prophets of darkness and the spiritually disenfranchised disciples of Constantine continue to their own demise, to reject the Wisdom of the Lord. Easter is a prime example of why the vast majority of Christians who reject the wisdom of Yeshua and his Ebionite Nazirene Disicples, are in fact spiritual orphans who killed their Mother and Father when they crucified the Christ within them by embracing the manmade doctrines, traditions, mindset and culture of this world.
Yeshua/Jesus taught that we must bring about the second phase of birth to enter the Kingdom which he declared would never come upon the earth in the manner that carnal Jews and Christians predict -- because man dwells in what is portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness), and we must access the Kingdom within us (see Gate of Eden). And that this process of soul-birth requires much development, testing through tribulations, is confirmed in the witness of the Disciples who stated that "We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God" (Acts 14:22 NKJ). And in the same way that women are imbued with cycles of ovulation that are an integral part of the birth process, so too is this same reality true on a cosmic scale. And since we are speaking of the teachings of Yeshua that conveyed the reality that we must be born again of soul and spirit to enter the Kingdom -- and we understand that all of life in this physical realm is an allegorical pattern of higher soul and spiritual reality -- then we must understand how the process of conception and birth functions in the higher order of man's spiritual reality. Quoting a woman's ovulation calendar web site she writes: "You are most fertile when you are ovulating, so knowing your time of ovulation will help you determine the best days to conceive." These ovulation cycles are not random -- but very much regulated by the Laws which control every aspect of life. And once this fact is understood, the interlude of the Passover is a Cosmic interval where spiritual ovulation is enhanced -- with the assistance of the Laws, higher levels can be achieved -- as the seeker/disciple strives to bring about the next stage of soul-birth. And by properly applying the Key of Knowledge, and in knowing the true inner spiritual meaning of the scriptures, Yeshua instructed his disciples to observe and spiritualize the Passover to keep it holy and sanctified.
Historically, the time of the Easter observance was eventually determined by the Roman Emperors. But as secular rulers of the Church, these men were ignorant politicians whose primary interests was to use the power of religion to rule over the people, and to homogenize the culture under their dominion and control. In the fourth century, Christianity was adopted by the Roman Imperial Government as the official religion of the empire. Why? Certainly not because the Roman Emperors and politicians wanted to become Christ-like! “When artificial religions have thus failed to provide the imperial regime with the effective religious sanction that it needs”, writes Arnold Toynbee in his An Historians Approach to Religion, “there is only one alternative left to an Imperial Government. It must place itself under the aegis of some living religion that has arisen spontaneously and cannot be discounted by the Imperial Government’s subjects as being a cult manufactured by the imperial authorities. In the Roman Empire both these necessary conditions were filled conspicuously by Christianity...” The worship of the Emperor as god was failing to provide rulership over the people, and in adopting what was ancient, the religion of Constantine could be put forth before the people of the empire as being authentic. The problem was that, like the Jews who are Atheists, the religion of Constantine was little more than the very Pagan religion of Mithraism that was re-engineered and re-established under a new name -- and Yeshua the Nazirene was transformed into Jesus the son of the sun-god deity. The people of the Empire, as well as Constantine himself, were sun worshipers. Which means that the religion of Yeshua had to be converted to their way of thinking, in order to make it accommodate the political needs of the emperor in his rule over the people. This necessitated the homogenization of doctrine, dogma and thought in order to support the needs of the emperor and his church which was the religious branch of the government -- and this homogenization brought about the holocaust of both the Ebionite Nazirenes and Spiritual (Gnostic) Christians who refused to accept the religion of the emperor (see The Death Of The Religion Of Jesus).
What few Christians realize today is the fact that the doctrines of the church were politically imposed upon believers by a series of Roman Emperors. The Emperor determined what beliefs were valid -- what beliefs were heresy - and those Christians who did not agree with the religious tenets of the Emperor, were either silenced or murdered. Modern Christians are under the delusion that they believe in the pure Gospel, because they believe they affirm their beliefs in the Bible. And yet, the Christian world is in absolute denial with respect to the fact that the Bible was edited and corrupted, in order to make it support the doctrines of the fourth century Pagan Church (see Bible Corruption). And since the Emperor Constantine was a sun-worshipper, and he believed that Jesus was the latest incarnation of the sun-god -- the celebration of Easter became a political matter, and the appointed time of observance and celebration was enacted in order to appease the needs of the empire and the sun-god.
The knowledge of the cycles of transformation and birth was far beyond the understanding and political agenda of the emperors who dictated the doctrines of the church which is today called Christian. Similar to sacrificing an animal or even one's children to the nature gods for appeasement, worship was understood from the perspective of gaining the favor of the deity. So, taking into account that when the sun rises over the equator, this is the risen Christ of Mithraism (see The Pagan Origin Of Christmas And Easter). And the fact that Ishtar/Easter the moon goddess of spring had to be full, Easter had to be celebrated on the following day of the sun (Sunday) in order to accommodate the deity sun-god. So the focus of the celebration was not inward, spiritual and transformative -- but rather, outward and ritual in the same exact manner that the Pharisees interpreted the Torah with their outward rituals and sacrifices that Yeshua condemned. Because the appointed day is one of commemorative appeasement to an external deity, the ritual observance of the sun-god which Christians presently celebrate, has been taken out of cosmic harmonic sequence for the mere adoration and worship of the sun as a deity. Therefore, the appointed day is totally useless from a spiritual perspective.
It is a similar mindset as the sacrifice of animals to an external deity in the manner of the carnal Jews, or worship of the sun as a deity in the manner of the Romans -- but if your objective is inner transformative and spiritual, then the Easter celebration is not only worthless, but a denial of higher soul and spiritual reality. In the same way that the spiritual person understands how the phases and interactions of the male and female powers of this world can supercharge his inner objectives -- as in the prayer and meditation at dawn when the third force can more easily be invoked in the balance of the two phases of day and night -- the Passover was set in order to assist the true seeker in achieving a higher state of consciousness with the possibility of achieving the next stage of soul-birth. It is called using the physical to support the integration and development of soul and spirit in the body-vessel and achieve Oneness through the power of the Third Force. Thus, like the feminine cycles when impregnation can be achieved, the male (solar) MUST accommodate the feminine (lunar) in order to bring about this Cosmic Balance within the body-mind of the seeker. And when a large group of seekers are all in accord, as when all Jews celebrate the Passover at the prescribed instance of Cosmic Balance, the physical actually supercharges the soul and spiritual.
When the sun crosses over the equator, and the moon is full and reflects its Power, it can be likened to a Cosmic Sustained Elevated Energy Flow that the body of praying and Spiritual people can move upon and within in their endeavor to manifest the Kingdom in their body-vessel and their lives. And a person of Wisdom becomes highly cognizant of these cycles that are presented both in the Bible and throughout life itself. Thus, the Passover was instituted first in the scriptures, and they by Yeshua, because it is a time when the solar-male energy has returned to fullness as it crosses over the equator, and the lunar-feminine energy is full in a cycle of cosmic ovulation. And since the lunar cycles affect the waters of the earth -- and our physical bodies are 90% water -- and women's own ovulation cycles are influenced by the moon -- these cycles can greatly enhance our efforts to bring about what Yeshua portrayed as the necessary subsequent stages of birth.
In the same way that a man and woman can engage in sexual intercourse all month, and only that period of feminine ovulation matters with respect to conceiving the third-force offspring, the same is true with respect to the Cosmic Balance and the time of the Passover. Because the Roman Emperors worshiped the actual sun as their deity -- and they being carnal, were ignorant of the Cosmic Cycles and Periods of Balance -- their objective was to appease the sun-deity by holding the celebration on the day of the sun (Sunday). But as any couple who is trying to conceive knows when they use such aids as a thermometer to track the time of ovulation, the only sexual interaction that counts, is what takes place when the feminine cycle is full and the egg (which only lives for 24 hours) is ripened (split) and is released into the womb where it can be fertilized by the male sperm. Thus, because the emperors appointed the time of Easter to appease the sun-god on the proper day of observance (Sunday), and was therefore appointed out of the feminine cycle of the Passover Full Moon, the Easter celebration is cosmically useless.
What the Roman Emperors have done in their out-of-ovulation-cycle which is nothing more than a ritualized appeasement to the sun-god of Constantine, is brought about similar parallel conditions in the woman's ovulation calendar that inhibits these sacred interludes that when properly observed and celebrated, initiates conception and birth. Quoting the woman's ovulation calendar web site: "The natural way to avoid unwanted pregnancy is to abstain from unprotected intercourse during your fertile days. The most fertile time is the day of ovulation." What this means when understood from the perspective of the Mysteries of God that was impossible to teach to the faith-based multitudes (see above), is that because the present Easter celebration is out of the cosmic ovulation cycle that is manifest in the biblical Passover, the Christians are attempting to bring about the necessary second birth out of phase to the biblical interval which is necessary to initiate inner conception and soul-birth. Which means that to Christians, the result is that in rejecting the teachings of Yeshua and TheWay, and embracing the Paganism of the Roman Emperors, Christians are condemned by the the spiritually infertile prophets of death who have castrated themselves upon the altar of pagan-political ignorance and a rejection of the wisdom that Yeshua taught and ordained.
In the parable of the Prodigal Son, the inheritance that is squandered away is the vital life-force that each of us receives from God. People use bio-energy and vital life-force for an uncountable number of reasons that are portrayed in the scriptures as a misuse of this life-giving energy. The people of the earth religions are conscious of the cycles, and use the energy to bring about their goals. Materialistic men use their life-force to make money. Spiritual men use their life-force to bring about the necessary expansion of mind beyond organic limitations, and invoke higher consciousness within them. The life-force begins with God, moves out into us, and is either channeled into nature because of carnally minded people, or is channeled within by spiritual men and woman. Those who permit their vital life-force to be lost into nature, are the prodigal sons who squander away their inheritance of what the Bible describes as "riotous" and wanton ways of living. Those who channel this vital life-force in order to bring the twelve spheres of mind into developed and harmonic balance which enables them to eat the fruit of the Tree of Life, are called Spiritual Israel. Jews who observe the scriptures outwardly in ritual and tradition, are counterfeit Israel -- i.e., blind guides who threw away the Key of Knowledge.
As a seeker and disciple of Yeshua and TheWay, I am well aware of the fact that when the sun crosses the equator, my energy levels increase drastically. And I am also aware that this energy level begins to fall off at the end of summer as the sun moves south and sinks below the equator. During the fall and the winter I have to be concerned as to how much energy I expel, because I don't have as much as I do in the spring time. And in the other times of the year if I expel too much, I am more susceptible to sickness, and I can sink into a state of carnal lack of consciousness where I can no longer achieve higher states of mind and elevated consciousness.
Because the people of the Nations worshipped the potency of male sexual energy, Saturnalia/Christmas is the rebirth of this sexual energy as the sun bottoms out in the southern hemisphere and begins it journey of (sexual) renewal as it moves northward. Admittedly, I don't feel the moon in the same manner as my wife and daughters -- because as a male, my energy levels and powers move with the sun -- while my wife and daughters move with the moon. But being a person of ultra-consciousness, I also work within the daily cycles of the masculine and feminine to achieve my greatest strengths and abilities. Because of the cycles of day and night, I am able to better connect with my intuitive (feminine) nature-insight, when the feminine cycle is at its fullness at midnight to dawn. It is during this time when people sleep and the environment is clear of their carnal thoughts that are generated into the ethers that surround the earth. And with them squandering away one of the most introspective cycles of the day, their perpetual babbling of mind is stilled, and the ethers are cleared from their noise of the mind that they perpetually generate. It is at this phase of the day that I am able to invoke the feminine cycle to better connect with my inner soul/higher self -- and in this solitude of feminine intuitive being, I am able to better move in harmony with the Spirit, and manifest many of my most insightful spiritual writings. If, on the other hand, I want to write from a powerful generative perspective, then my greatest window is between dawn and noon during the male cycle of the day when I can draw upon the power of the sun when I write. In the manner of the Essene/Ebionites, I usually meditate just before dawn when the cycles of day and night are in balance.
One of the most important elements of the Key of Knowledge which opens the inner narrow gate to not only the Kingdom, but also phases of higher consciousness and elevated enlightened insight, is the knowledge of how to apply the Third Force of Creation to connect with higher reality. The Essene/Ebionites meditated and prayed at dawn, because the balance of the male/female cosmic phases assisted them in balancing the body, mind and spirit within them. That we are Created male and female in the image of God -- and that the Divine Pattern is holographically replicated throughout all of Creation -- is an important element in applying the Key of Knowledge in the life of the seeker. And in the article on The Divine Marriage, the intricacies of the male/female dynamic union are explored (see The Divine Marriage). The objective of what is called Sacred Sex where husband and wife spiritualize their body-vessel and make it a fit Temple of Consecration and raise up the sexual energies in order to pray and meditate together, is to drive the sexual energies into a heightened balance and bring about a state of prolonged elevated consciousness. When the division of male/female is negated through what is referred to as Sacred Sex, you can not only merge the minds -- but you can simultaneously inhabit both bodies -- and thus, truly become "one flesh" as stated in the Bible. Since the mind is in the etheric field that surrounds the body and works through the glands and organs to animate the personality manifest in the body-vessel, if you can raise the energy level up in Sacred Sex and polarize all the individual cells like a bio-magnet so the male and female polarities of the individual physical cells align in the manner of a bar of iron that is magnetized, then you are able to more easily move the consciousness beyond the physical during an active cycle (positive-active state of meditation), and since the physical is connected, you can move into both bodies and merge the minds with your husband/wife during this heightened state. But what is important to understand is the need for the balance and fullness that invokes the Third Force of Creation within the two, and manifests higher reality. A similar balance is more easily achieved at dawn in times of prayer and meditation. And as a person becomes aware of other cycles, they can then use them to their greatest strength in order to power the body-mind and drive it toward higher consciousness and enter phases of higher reality. If you learn to polarity breathe, you can balance the left and right forces of the body-mind. And if you learn to positively breathe the cycles between your higher and lower natures, you can then achieve balance in this manner. Since the mind is in the etheric field which surrounds the body, the breath is the (sexual) interaction between these two realities of self. Once the reality of life is understood, there is nothing but male and female interacting (sexual) in the third force -- which determines the level and quality of consciousness in the third force and between the two male/female polarities of mind and being.
The Christians of the simple faith who read what I am writing will immediately attempt to dismiss this wisdom which was taught by Yeshua to his disciples as foolishness. But they should remember that Paul warned the baptized and committed Christians at Corinth that he could not reveal the Mysteries of God to them, because the natural mind of man perceives the Mysteries as "foolishness" (see The Abysmal Pursuit Of God By The Letter That Killeth). The Laws that an advanced soul is born under, will initiate these sequences at a higher rate within the mind of the seeker without the help of the Cosmic Sequence of Events. But since Christians whose thinking is still of the flesh, cannot comprehend the differences between themselves and an advanced soul who has evolved to maturity by embracing the Commandments and the teachings of Yeshua and TheWay in every aspect of their lives, the Christians of the simple faith will view this wisdom in the manner that Paul predicted -- i.e., as "foolishness". Yet, these same believers of the simple faith will reject the biblical Passover, and embrace the Pagan worship of Easter/Ishtar. Because of the Laws, an advanced soul is self-initiating -- and he has the inborn innate ability to generate these interactions of the Laws within himself that enables him to experience these interludes of higher consciousness when earth and heaven connect within him. Christians can't understand this higher reality because the Roman Emperors whose doctrines they adhere to, condemned the greatest minds of the ancient Church and labeled them heretics. During the cosmic interludes of the Passover and other such instances as described above, the Laws working within the advanced soul in conjunction with these cosmic interludes can initiate profound experiences of soul and spiritual transformation and birth. And while the masses of people do not have these interactions of the Laws within themselves, when they come together during the short intervals of cosmic interlude such as the biblical Passover, the forces of nature can propel them to heights that would be impossible at other times. And it is important to understand that these cosmic interludes that have the ability to overcome the power of Satan which keeps the consciousness of the people earth-bound, when combined with true faith, a purified body-vessel, and a consecrated lifestyle dedicated to the highest moral and spiritual ideals as presented in the New Testament, has the power to connect with the heavens and move the person up to the next rung on Jacob's Ladder of spiritual evolution and transformation. But this can only be brought about when you do as Yeshua Commanded -- and primary to this is in observing the elements of the Law that are cosmically aligned to supercharge the disciples spiritual journey in TheWay.
When a seeker of Truth begins to evaluate what I have revealed in the above, and they begin to see the genus of the Ebionite system which is made notice of on the Ebionite web site (see http://Ebionite.com ) by Prof. Hyam Maccoby in The Mythmaker: Paul and the Invention of Christianity (see abstract), where he writes that: "The Ebionites are thus by no means a negligible or derisory group. Their claim to represent the original teaching of Jesus has to be taken seriously. It is quite wrong, therefore, to dismiss what they had to say about Paul as unworthy of attention." Prof. Maccoby then writes: "Consequently, if the Gospel of Matthew contains assertions by Jesus about the validity of the Torah, this is strong evidence that Jesus actually made these assertions, for only a persistent and unquenchable tradition that Jesus said these things would have induced the author of the Gospel to include such recalcitrant material, going against the grain of his own narrative and standpoint. If Jesus himself was an adherent of the Torah, there was no need for re-Judaization on the part of the Nazarenes in Jerusalem, who were simply continuing the attitudes of Jesus. But, in any case, several scholars have now come to think that the loyalty of the Jerusalem movement to the Torah is itself strong evidence that Jesus was similarly loyal. It is, after all, implausible, to say the least, that the close followers of Jesus, his companions during his lifetime, led by his brother, should have so misunderstood him that they reversed his views immediately after his death. The 'stupidity' motif characterizing the disciples in the Gospels is best understood as a Pauline attempt to explain away the attachment of the 'Jerusalem Church' to Judaism, rather than as historical obtuseness."
The scriptures were intentionally composed so as to
purposely inhibit readers from reading and believing what is literally written
in a linear interpretation. Herbert W. Armstrong who was of course a
literalist, proclaimed: There were no eye-witnesses to
the resurrection. Even so-called "apostolic fathers" had no source of
information save that record which is today available to us. Tradition, then,
must be dismissed (see
The Resurrection Was Not On Sunday). Yet, Armstrong was wrong -- i.e,
the allegorical account was composed in this manner for an important reason;
and any seeker who prevails over their physical organic limitations, learns the
truth about the scriptures and their allegorical nature and higher purpose.
Therefore, if you want to know the Truth, you will have to either
ask one of the authors of the scriptures;
(2) enter into Spirit and
examine the actual historical record that is not recorded in the allegorical
or seek instruction directly from the Indwelling Logos/Son of God/True Prophet
While Armstrong from one perspective has it right, the greater problem is seen in the fact that he did not understand what the scriptures are presenting. Armstrong writes: A vital text proving that there were two Sabbaths in that week has been obscured by almost every translation into English. Only Ferrar Fenton's version has this point correct. Turn to Matthew 28:1. In the common versions it says, "In the end of the Sabbath," or more correctly, "after the Sabbath." Notice that both of these renderings use the singular -- Sabbath. But in the original Greek the word is in the PLURAL. Fenton renders it correctly by saying, "After the SABBATHS," although the remaining part of the verse he has not translated quite correctly. In a foot-note to this text, he says, "The Greek original is in the plural, 'Sabbaths'."
When the scriptures are properly understood within the context of the Greek term mia ton sabbaton as stated at the subheading Spiritual Sabbath, the correct understanding would be rendered for first day of the week as "one of the Sabbaths". Quoting from the subheading Spiritual Sabbath:
in many places in this article, Eden is the embodiment of the Sabbath -- and it
is the return to Eden while still alive in the body (see
http://GateOfEden.com ), that is the true
objective of the scriptures and the teachings of Jesus and TheWay. From a true
spiritual perspective, the Jews have never celebrated a Sabbath -- and what they
observe, is an allegorical portrayal of the Sabbath that they lack the depth of
understanding to comprehend the meaning of. And this reality which is not
understood by either the Jews, or the pagan Christians, is also presented in the
meaning of the verse that was removed from the Gospel of Luke by the
sun-worshipping Christians -- i.e., "On the same day,
He (Jesus) beholding a man laboring on the Sabbath, said to him: Man if thou
knowest what thou doest, blessed art thou; if however thou dost not know, cursed
art thou and a transgressor of the law" (see
http://BibleCorruption.com ). If the
Passover is correctly embraced from a spiritual perspective -- in
contradistinction to the allegorical Passover of the Jews -- then the disciple
has overcome, and achieved the next level of birth -- and to him, there is
nothing but Sabbaths. After the Celebration of the True Sabbath which can
only be accomplished in the fulfillment of the Laws within one's self, there is
no more counting of days, weeks, months and years -- i.e.,
"But now after you have known God, or rather are known by God, how is it that
you turn again to the weak and beggarly elements, to which you desire again to
be in bondage? You observe days and months and seasons and years. I am afraid
for you, lest I have labored for you in vain" (Gal 4:9-11 NKJ). The
Pharisees, who were condemned because of their carnal and ritualistic
interpretation of the scriptures, celebrate an allegorical Sabbath that is of
the flesh -- i.e., what Paul portrays as a "shadow"
of the True Sabbath that is Spiritual. The Disciples of Jesus are to
strive to bring about the True Spiritual Sabbath of Completion -- and after you
achieve this Spiritual Sabbath, there is no more days of the week -- but only
the abiding eternal rest. And this is why the Sabbath is portrayed as following
the Passover in the Gospels, and the next day is portrayed as
"one of the Sabbaths". Among other things,
what this means is that there is absolutely no basis for observing the day of
the sun-god -- i.e., Sunday -- except, of course, if you worship the sun-god in
the manner of the pagan Church of Rome. And the fact that you can't count the
days where the Son of Man was in the tomb three days -- and make it the day of
the sun-god -- simply because you read the scriptures in the same manner as the
Pharisees -- totally alienates the believers of the Church from even the very
objects and spiritual essence of the teachings of Jesus and TheWay.
In order to celebrate and observe the Spiritual
Sabbath, one must achieve the Final Stage of Birth which would constitute a
return to Eden from the perspective of the fulfillment of the Laws and the
reality of the Omega of Creation within one's self -- in the manner that the
historical man Yeshua did. Now, without resorting to a crystal ball,
I can foresee you presenting countless biblical verses proclaiming the Sabbath
-- but they are all part of the shadow-sabbath.
Herbert Armstrong did not at all understand WHY the scriptures are an allegorical account -- simply because the article An Inconvenient Truth had not yet been written which explains the higher purpose and objective of the scriptures. Mr. Armstrong had never known or spoken to the original authors. He did not believe in the Inner Kingdom -- or the reality that when the scriptures are used as the Key of Knowledge and is turned within one's own mind and being, that mankind as the lost prodigal son possesses the innate ability to enter and return to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination while still physically alive in the body-vessel (see http://GateOfEden.com ). Like the vast majority of Christians, Armstrong was robbed of the a more spiritual understanding of the scriptures by virtue of the corruption of the scriptures by the scribes of the Orthodox Church (see http://BibleCorruption.com ), and the later directives of a series of Roman Emperors (see The Religion Of Roman Emperors) -- to the degree, that even those Words which were alleged to be spoken directly from God to mankind, were corrupted and changed in order to promote the Jesus-god of Pagan Rome.
Received The Law From Angels - The Two Creation Accounts: It has long plagued Bible students as to why it appears that there are Two Creation accounts in Genesis. From the perspective of the parables of Yeshua's teachings, it is realized that in the same way that the Father did not come rushing to the aid of his prodigal son when his son was in great need and being exploited by what Yeshua portrayed as the Citizen of the Far Country, neither does Creator-God tweak the Laws that were put into effect prior to God Resting on the Spiritual Sabbath. Faith-based believers not only fail to understand the reason there is two Creation accounts in Genesis, but neither do they understand the true spiritual reality of the Sabbath. Creator-God's work was completed in what is allegorically portrayed as the Sabbath -- and being Complete, there was no more work to be accomplished. Therefore, not only does the Genesis account portray Creator-God's work as being Completed on the Sabbath, but what is presented as God in the second Creation account, portrays God in a different name. God's Presence therefore, in all that follows the initial Creation account, is in fact the movement of God's Laws and the Natural Forces of Creation that was put into effect -- and this is confirmed in the disciples statement that allegorically, the Jews were a people who had "...received the law by the direction of angels and have not kept it" (Acts 7:53 NKJV). But what does this mean? Allegorically, the angels are representative of the personification of the Laws -- so it wasn't that a supernatural being handed the Law over to Moses -- but rather, that in the development of mind signified in the allegory of the text, the elevated consciousness enabled the mind to see, perceive and understand the higher reality of the Laws that organic man is blind to. That, as Paul states, they "...have not kept it", is because they have failed to bring about the Completion of the Sabbath. In further making reference to the Law, Paul writes: "For if the message spoken by angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment" (Heb 2:2 NIV).
When the Laws that were put into effect are understood, perhaps the best way to portray these Laws is in the terminology used in the Declaration of Independence where they are portrayed as the Laws of Nature and Nature's God -- Laws which function as a Living Spiritual Bio-Feedback machine that dynamically evolves each soul to perfection by intimately responding to our every action, reaction and failure to act -- and responds appropriately when the time is opportune for our greatest learning and advancement. That these Laws were put into action in the Alpha of Creation -- and are the Perfect Works of Creator-God that is Dynamically Designed to movement of man -- is a reality of the Laws that few students of the Bible are able to comprehend.
The punishment that Paul makes reference to, is the effect of the Laws returning to each person the fruit of their own past actions -- i.e., “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows” (Gal 6:7 NIV). In the Homilies of his disciple Clement, Peter states of the Two Princes (see The Double Edge Sword Of The Law And The Left Hand Of God): "But that this is so, has been said even by the law in the person of God: ‘I will kill, and, I will make alive; I will strike, and I will heal. For, in truth, He kills and makes alive. He kills through the left hand, that is, through the evil one, who has been so composed as to rejoice in afflicting the impious. And he saves and benefits through the right hand, that is, through the good one, who has been made to rejoice in the good deeds and salvation of the righteous." And thus, when understood, it is the Left Hand of God that is the Power of Correction -- and returns to each person the substance of their own actions -- and on a secondary note, the substance of their thoughts and desires. Therefore it can be said "As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he" (Prov 23:7). And his experiences of life are limited by the substance of the thoughts which he entertains.
In the same manner, a person of wisdom knows that there is a Left and a Right to all things -- and the Left Hand of the scriptures is the written word of the scriptures which Paul portrayed as the "letter that killeth" (2 Cor 3:6), while the Right Hand is the inner meaning that lies concealed beneath the allegorical cloak of the texts. And in the same way that the Prince and Power of Correction lies with the Left Hand -- i.e., the Left Hand of God (see The Written Word Portrays The Left Hand Of God), which is explained in greater detail in a later subheading entitled Time And The Left Hand Of God. -- the natural organic people of the earth who dwell under the dominion of the Citizen of the Far Country -- i.e., those who have yet to put on the required "wedding garment" and come to TheCall -- remain blind to both the Spirit, and the inner meaning of the scriptures. Jesus portrayed this organic human blindness as the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness) -- which parallels Plato's account of The Cave (see Plato's Cave) -- and it is representative of the natural condition of the Laws which limit each person to the thought-vibrations of their heart and mind. On the other hand, those who perpetrate evil actions on their brothers and sisters, dwell in that condition which is maintained by the Laws in what Jesus portrayed as The Prison.
The Apostle Peter warns that the enigmas of the scriptures which he portrays as the "mystery of the books with the power to deceive", were intentionally inserted into the body of the text as a test to the reader. Man, whose condition is maintained by the Laws in accord with the thoughts of the heart, is tested throughout the scriptures to see if he has prepared himself to be of a greater vision and understanding of what he perceives out of the written word. Speaking of Simon Magus' ability to deceive the people Peter is quoted as stating in the Homilies: “And with us, indeed, who have had handed down from our forefathers the worship of the God who made all things, and also the mystery of the books which are able to deceive, he will not prevail; but with those from amongst the Gentiles who have the polytheistic fancy bred in them, and who know not the falsehoods of the Scriptures, he will prevail much. And not only he; but if any other shall recount to those from among the Gentiles any vain, dreamlike, richly set out story against God, he will be believed, because from their childhood their minds are accustomed to take in things spoken against God. And few there shall be of them, as a few out of a multitude, who through ingenuousness shall not be willing so much as to hear an evil word against the God who made all things. And to these alone from amongst the Gentiles it shall be vouchsafed to be saved. Let not any one of you, therefore, altogether complain of Simon, or of any one else; for nothing happens unjustly, since even the falsehoods of Scripture are with good reason presented for a test.”
With respect to what Peter portrays as "...the falsehoods of the Scriptures", Moses Maimonedes, one of the most respected of Jewish theologians, historian, and Talmudist, writes about the nature of scripture: “Every time that you find in our books a tale the reality of which seems impossible, a story which is repugnant to both reason and common sense, then be sure that the tale contains a profound allegory veiling a deeply mysterious truth; and the greater the absurdity of the letter, the deeper the wisdom of the spirit”. And what this means is that when the reader encounters "...an evil word against the God" -- and believes the allegorical falsehood -- then this person has failed the test, and his heart and mind remains hardened by the Laws which return to each person the thoughts of their own heart.
Peter portrays the Gentiles as being easily deceived, because they are accustomed to believing bad things about God. Thus, the god of the Old Testament has been insightfully portrayed as resembling the Wizard of OZ -- i.e., a magical nut case behind the curtain who liked physical circumcision, genocide of non-Jews including killing every woman & child -- a god who made man, then repented he ever made man and killed everyone on earth but Noah’s and his immediate family -- a god who kills a man for trying to steady the ARK, a voodoo god who loves animal sacrifice and blood sprinkling, a god who sacrifices his son instead of himself. The scriptures are very clear, it’s all allegorical about the Kingdom within. The reader is warned in John 6:63, that reading the scriptures literally has no profit at all (“the flesh profiteth nothing”) and leaves the reader spiritually bankrupt : "It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life".
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