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(Measuring Days) Post for Day 196 of my “365 Day Photo Challenge”


When a noble life has prepared for old age, it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality.

Madame de Stael


Each day is not measured by the closeness to the grave, but by the closeness to God.


1 Timothy 1:

15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

16 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.

17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

(Bless You and Thank You READERS and FRIENDS) Post for Day 195 of my “365 Day Photo Challenge”

To those that read my posts, thank you. To those that read my UnSeenWORD Chapter posts, bless you. They are the makings of a book that has taken me many years to understand and now write and they came at great personal cost. God has a plan for us all, and all I want to do is share His wonders and His glory, so to you that have given them a chance… You are very special to my heart and I would love to hear from each of you.


God bless you,

Daniel Lyons


By the way, here is a cute baby zebra photo I took for you. Enjoy! :)


(The Tiger In I) Post for Day 194 of my “365 Day Photo Challenge”


Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire.

Jorge Luis Borges


The “I” in the Tiger is the Tiger in I

My heart is as a tiger that cannot be tamed, but only conditioned.


Psalms 39:

1 I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.

2 I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow was stirred.

3 My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue,

4 LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am.

Chapter 16: The Seven “Days” of Creation

 Globe sun man

Chapter 16: The Seven “Days” of Creation


You have come a long way in you lessons and I am sure many things are starting to change in your understanding of the Bible, and by now you are probably able to start to see how the manual to peace God has laid out for you is starting to take shape. With the right fundamentals in place the entire book will suddenly change from stories and histories to personal truths. And with a little practice you will start to be able to read it on your own, but first there are some more foundations that need to be laid in your spiritual temple to help you create the perfect image of God within you by assembling the full authority of Christ within. So, to create the construct of truth that sets you free from ignorance, it helps to see how the entire Bible is based on seven simple steps that are laid out at the beginning of the Bible called “Days”.


First off…


What is a Day?


The dictionary says a Day is:

  • A period of 24 hours beginning at midnight : one of the seven time periods that make up a week
  • The time of light between one night and the next : the part of the day when light from the sun can be seen
  • The part of the day when people are usually most active and when most businesses are open


Now remember, we are dealing with an internal world of the mind and not about the physical world we see outside our window each day. It is a mirror of truths that we are focusing on here, so even though a spiritual day uses many of these same attributes as a physical one you need to view it from a different perspective.


Job 12:12 With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.


Now the Bible experts explain that a “Day” in the Bible (as translated from ancient Hebrew) as being a period of time that is not simply just a physical day. A day can mean a physical day, but it can also mean any amount of set time like a season, or even a year.


DAY: Lexicon: Strong’s H3117
יוֹם yowm (yōm)
I. day, time, year
II. day (as opposed to night)
A. day (24 hour period)
i. as defined by evening and morning in Genesis 1
III. as a division of time
a. a working day, a day’s journey
B. days, lifetime (pl.)
IV. time, period (general)
C. year
D. temporal references
i. today
ii. yesterday
iii. tomorrow
יוֹם yôwm, yome;
from an unused root meaning to be hot;
a day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb):—age, always, chronicals, continually(-ance), daily, ((birth-), each, to) day, (now a, two) days (agone), elder, × end, evening, (for) ever(-lasting, -more), × full, life, as (so) long as (… live), (even) now, old, outlived, perpetually, presently, remaineth, × required, season, × since, space, then, (process of) time, as at other times, in trouble, weather, (as) when, (a, the, within a) while (that), × whole ( age), (full) year(-ly), younger.



The root of the word DAY means to be HOT. Now, as you may have noticed by now that all of the Bible is teaching us about a testing of resolve that creates refinement in our beliefs. Each manlike idea that builds the Temple of God are tested and refined to see its worth and many of these tests are done with fire, much like the sacrifices of the temple. Remember you are building the Temple of God within you made of perfect truths tested by the light of understanding, and so each day is a stage of developing and testing your ideals for flaws through their actions, reactions, or reasoning. All labors are done during the day in the light of enlightenment, so it is intelligence that is the fire that tests the works of all manlike beliefs.


1 Corinthians 3:
13 Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.

14 If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.

15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.


Consumed by Fire

If an ideal is found to have value it is then found to be valuable and becomes “Worthy” and “Noble” and thus it become desirable to add to you. If it has no value it is then “Worthless” and cast off into the furnace to be consumed by the fire of knowledge and be known as a false understanding. It’s important to consider that eating something adds to your strength the thing in which you just ate, so in consuming a false idea that has been found worthless simply means you know it for what it is, awful tasting and not able to be swallowed and thus consumed in the fire like rubbish instead. Remember you are playing God here in your mental inner-world, so it is for you to consume the truth of a thing. Today you might say this as you will “Wrap your mind around it” and thus this consuming of truth is like prepping the mental food by cooking it with the fire of intelligence to determine it’s worthy to be eaten and become intimately known.


Consuming Fire

Revelation 3

15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.

16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

Matthew 3:10 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
Matthew 13:42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
Hebrews 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire.
Hosea 7:

4 They are all adulterers, as an oven heated by the baker, who ceaseth from raising after he hath kneaded the dough, until it be leavened.

5 In the day of our king the princes have made him sick with bottles of wine; he stretched out his hand with scorners.

6 For they have made ready their heart like an oven, whiles they lie in wait: their baker sleepeth all the night; in the morning it burneth as a flaming fire.

7 They are all hot as an oven, and have devoured their judges; all their kings are fallen: there is none among them that calleth unto me.

8 Ephraim, he hath mixed himself among the people; Ephraim is a cake not turned.

9 Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knoweth it not: yea, gray hairs are here and there upon him, yet he knoweth not.


Now, it is key to remember here that fire is symbolic for the light of enlightenment that tests everything for its value and prudence. Fire is what purifies like cooking so we need to test, or purify the meat (Food of Understanding) that we eat.


There is an old saying that talks about heaping burning coals upon the head to burn away the filth (Coal) of the mind to reveal the diamond soul inside. In other words, it is the light of intelligence that tests and reveals the perfect truth hidden within.
Romans 12:20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger (For understanding), feed him; if he thirst (For truth), give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
Pure truth tested by intelligence.
Luke 3:16 John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire (Spirit/Water and Fire)
Anticipation and the testing of mental resolve that brings about the salvation/freedom of the mind
1 Peter 1:

7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: (Jesus = Freedom, Christ = Authority: Building the authority of truth that frees)

8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:

9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.(Freedom of the mind)


The fire is used a lot in the Bible to show the process of refinement and testing. From a flaming sword to a burning bush, all are aspects of enlightenment that both give light to truth, or to consume it, or to know it as falseness.


Truth is the trials that block the path to paradise. The Cherub is a messenger of truth that blocks your path to blissfulness. Only the tests of Days can restore your peace of mind.
Genesis 3:

24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

Compare this same sword as Truth/Words as fire testing and discerning.
Hebrews 4

12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Isaiah 66:16 For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many.
Psalms 57:4 My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
Revelation 2:16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.
Angels as messengers of the light of truth.
Psalms 104:4 Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:
False Truths as fire.
Ephesians 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
Fire devours.
Hebrews 10:27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
Tested by fire is a common theme.
1 Peter 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:



The Kingdom of Heaven (A Higher State of Understanding)

It is knowledge that is tested continually to see if an ideal is a worthy truth that can build a house made upon the foundations of understanding.


House Established in Understanding, Wisely built of Riches (Truth)
Proverbs 24

3 Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established:

4 And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.

2 Chronicles 2:12 Huram said moreover, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, that made heaven and earth, who hath given to David the king a wise son, endued with prudence and understanding, that might build an house for the LORD, and an house for his kingdom.


As we build our spiritual abode, or rather the place/center of thought, we must test each idea to see if it fits in with the order of the higher mind. You might also know this state of being as the “Kingdom of Heaven”.


Jeremiah 17:
Testing of ideals to see if they have value and conform.
10 I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.
He who does not attend to his ideals loses them in foolishness.
11 As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not; so he that getteth riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool.
A Kingdom built for he who overcomes ignorance
12 A glorious high throne from the beginning is the place of our sanctuary.
The hope to (Israel) Persevere/Progress and establish a kingdom (State of being) in the sky and not on the Earth through living truth
13 O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living waters.


The word “Heaven” means “Sky” and so, if you establish a “kingdom” or a “state of being” in the sky you are establishing a “Higher State of Being” or a “Higher State of Understanding”.


שָׁמַיִם shâmayim, shaw-mah’-yim; dual of an unused singular שָׁמֶה shâmeh;
From an unused root meaning to be lofty
The sky (as aloft; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve):—air, × astrologer, heaven(-s).


Ask yourself in this next verse, “Why is God setting up a kingdom? Shouldn’t it already be there?” It is because it is being set up for you specifically as well as for each individual seeking higher understanding and to rule the “kings” of all the states of being that dominate your inner-world.


Daniel 2:44 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.


The establishment of a higher state of mind has been the goal since “Day One” in the Bible, and each day after brings you closer to building that exact structural image of God’s understanding that you have been trying to create.


John 14:2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.


The Start of the Temple/House Building Process

Truth (Correct/Righteous Manlike ideals) Rules the Inner-World
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over … the earth.
Knowledge (Man) and Wisdom (Woman) build (Son/Child) one greater understanding (Temple/God/Christ)
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.


Testing Concepts

To rule the world of sorrow we must overcome the tests of reason through a process of laboring to understand. It takes effort to overcome your former self.


Genesis 3:
Wisdom (Woman) must labor to bring forth new CONCEPTS (Conception)
16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children (Building understanding); and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. (Truth rules self)
Consuming/Creating Judgment spoils your joy and so efforts must be made to rebuild your foundations through a line of truths that will create a better and higher state of understanding (Earth = Sorrow; Sky = Joy: IE: Kingdom of Heaven)
17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;


So a Day is then a period of time in which ideals labor to build higher understanding. The constant fire that continually rules over each day (period of development) and tests the resolve of ideals through enlightenment is the Sun of the inner-world. The Sun is the light that rules the inner-world and is that with which we labor to understand.


The Mirror of the Heavens/Universal Mirror of Truth


Sun, Moon & Stars


Job 37:18 Hast thou with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as a molten looking glass?


The mirror of the universe/order is in the sky, but this is not a real mirror as when we look up in the real world we don’t see the Earth reflecting back at us, this is a symbolic mirror showing us our true and ideal self as seen reflected in the heavenly (Higher) ideals. Each celestial body represents an attribute of truth, primarily that of the heavenly family of the: Sun, Moon and Stars.


The Celestial Family

  • Father/Man = Sun = Knowledge
  • Mother/Woman = Moon = Wisdom
  • Son/Child = Stars = Builders of Understanding


Genesis 37:
9 And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun (Father) and the moon (Mother) and the eleven stars (Sons/Build) made obeisance to me.
10 And he told it to his father (knowledge), and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, What is this dream that thou hast dreamed? Shall I (Father/Knowledge) and thy mother (Wisdom) and thy brethren (Builders of Understanding) indeed come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth?


Notice how Joseph’s father already knows that man, woman and children are compared to celestial bodies? This is a running theme throughout the Bible where the stages of truth are tested by the light of the sun, and if a man is knowledge, then truth is the testing of the inner-world’s resolve and the head of the celestial family would then be a masculine attribute called “FATHER”.


Matthew 5:
Enlightenment of the Soul/House
15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
Righteous/Correct ideals tested and refined until they become UNIVERSAL TRUTHS
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.


In fact even Christ called Himself a star as He is the SON (Builder) of God (Higher understanding).


Revelation 22:16 I Jesus (Salvation/Freedom) have sent mine angel (Message) to testify unto you these things in the churches (Calling). I am the root (Father: Foundation) and the offspring (Son: Builder) of David (Love), and the bright (Enlightenment) and morning star (Dawning of Truth).


In fact, angels are often compared to stars also, after all, how many stars do you know that can walk and stand directly over a single child?


Matthew 2:9 When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.


Think about it, a star is too far away to determine a single location. The moon is much closer yet what house is it over? Likewise a shooting star falls to quickly to follow and a comet (farther away than the moon) is too far away and doesn’t stop. All that is left is a messenger (Angel: a son of God)


In Reflection: Psalm 19: Building Truth through Heavenly Reflection

Psalms 19:
You see higher understanding reflected in the Universal Mirror of Truth
1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
Words of Truth are developed by the labors of the steps of Day, and reflections of truth are seen by night in the stars.
2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
Truth is universal
3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
Truth builds a house of Higher Ideals (IE: Temple of God/Father’s House/Kingdom of Heaven)
4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,
Progression, Endurance and Free Thought
5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
All things are enlightened and tested
6 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
Enlightenment/Truth overcomes ignorance.
7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
Pure Truth brings forth clear perceptions
8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
Respecting the higher Universal Truth is a pure and Lasting Truth that gives good judgement.
9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.


The “STEPS” Called “DAYS”

So what then are “Days”? They are the steps and stages of your developmental progression.


Your shoes shall be as days.
Deuteronomy 33:25 Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be.


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(Sunshine Is Found In A Smile) Post for Day 193 of my “365 Day Photo Challenge”


We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.

Mother Teresa


Joy is found in even the hardest of places if you carry it with you, for sunshine is found in a smile.


Psalms 126:5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

(HARMONY of 1) Post for Day 192 of my “365 Day Photo Challenge”


In almost everything that touches our everyday life on earth, God is pleased when we’re pleased. He wills that we be as free as birds to soar and sing our maker’s praise without anxiety.

Aiden Wilson Tozer


Have you ever noticed how much singing goes on in the Bible? The ancient Hebrews seemed to sing for everything from joy, to victory, to even sadness. Even the Torah itself is read in song… Perhaps hidden somewhere in harmony is the voice of God.


One Voice, One Mind, One Heart, One Salvation, One God.


Psalms 47

6 Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises.

7 For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.

(One Of The Big Dogs) Post for Day 191 of my “365 Day Photo Challenge”


The other day the President said, I know you’ve had some rough times, and I want to do something that will show the nation what faith that I have in you, in your maturity and sense of responsibility. He paused, then said, would you like a puppy?

Dan Quayle


You can’t pee like a puppy if you wanna run with the big dogs.


1 Corinthians 13:11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

Chapter 15: Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici

Man on water1

Chapter 15: Vi veri veniversum vivus vici

You have heard me say it before that, in the Bible you and your soul/mind are the World in Creation, but did you know that the word for “World” in the New Testament is a Greek word called “Cosmos” (Kosmos) which means: World, Universe, Reality and Order? This inner-world that you are recreating is the main focus of your process of restructuring your thoughts into a harmonious understanding that removes the chaos that initially dwelt within you. Spend a moment and really familiarize yourself with the definition for the word Cosmos and see how order is the world and universe in creation and chaos is the lack of order that you have been trying to learn to do away with.


A: Universe/World
B: An orderly harmonious systematic universe: order, harmony
C: A complex orderly self-inclusive system
Origin of COSMOS
Greek kosmos
*Synonyms: universe, creation, macrocosm, nature, world
Related Words: existence, reality
**Near Antonyms: nothingness, void, chaos

In your studies so far you have learned that you have been building the perfect man within you. When I use the word “man” I am not being gender specific but only addressing the attribute of the extant of an idea that when tested successfully becomes a Universal Truth. You may have seen me use that term before “Universal Truth”. Again consider the word for “Universe” as “Cosmos” which is also the “World” that is undergoing the “Creation” process. (Take special note of the color coding)

Genesis 1:2 And the earth* (Soul/Mind/Order) was without form** (Without Structure/Chaos), and void** (Empty/Chaos); and darkness (Ignorance) was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit (Waters/Thought) of God (Higher Understanding/Judgment) moved upon the face of the waters (Spirit/Thought).

Universal Truth is then an order of knowing and understandings built of concepts that are universally harmonious to all.

Universal Truths

Galatians 5

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Elements of Enlightenment

Ephesians 5

8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:

9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth ;)

10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.

And as we have learned previously that water is “spirit and truth” in the Bible, and that this flow of truth is modernly known as “thought” or “consciousness”. And as thought controls emotions, to an extent, spirit is also representative of “emotions” or “feelings”. So when you are upset your mind is not at peace and the spirit waters within you then rise and crash like a sea tossed to and fro.

James 1:6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.

The Walk

Now a spirit that is out of balance is a contrary spirit that cannot reflect like a mirror the image of God within, as it is a spirit that is too agitated to allow a clear image of truth to be perceived. It is only when you have balance within you that your spirit is not in conflict with itself. Remember you are the world (Cosmos: Order) in the midst of the Creation process. You are the order of the cosmos that is working through you and that is creating your spiritual/mental progression. This means of progressing is also known as your “Walk” that allows you to transition from one state to another. If you have ever noticed in your studies that during Jesus’ ministry that He walked everywhere He went, this is because it is symbolic for the progression and the spreading the good news called the “Truth” that heals your inner-world and allows all ideas (men) to find resolution. In simple terms it just means that your search and efforts for enlightenment are paying off as fruits of understanding (IE: riches/fruits of the spirit/Universal Truths). The walk is steps and choices you make that propel you forward through your path in life and so the lame too are healed so that ideas may be properly tested through progression to find understanding.

Walking Progression


Luke 7:22 Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see (Perceptions restored), the lame walk (Progress is made), the lepers are cleansed (Corruption of false truth removed), the deaf hear (Understanding is restored), the dead are raised (Enlightenment has beaten spiritual death), to the poor the gospel is preached (Truth is revealed).
John 5:8 Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk. (Awaken your understanding and progress)

Progression Via Enlightenment

John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
John 11:9 Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world.
John 12:35 Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.

Progression in the Spirit

Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

Reflections in Matthew (Walking on Water)

Consider these passages in the book of Matthew and consider then the waters and winds as two aspects of your spirit that are contrary to each other, where the lower waters are your primitive thoughts and desires, and where the winds are actually representative of your higher ideals and aspirations. Also consider that a ship is a means of discovering balance in the spirit waters as if as a walk of progression in the quest for truth, and this pursuit creates a bridge like medium of the two waters. With these things in mind we see that Christ then represents the authority in you to calm your consciousness and feelings and this allows you to overcome your self-conflict of your higher and lower self-identity so that a mirror of waters can be formed. For it is only reason and understanding, known as “Truth” that can bridge and unify the division of spirits. So as Christ walks on water he is then the vessel and means of change as He is symbolic of the Truth that allows the progression of your understanding to overcome the contrary and prideful (boisterous) spirit raging within you. It is only Truth that can create resolution and calmness within your mind and ease your spirit in self-reflection.

Matthew 14:

The ship is the spirit seeking balance but it’s not making headway because the higher and lower thoughts/spirits are conflicting.
24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.
Freedom comes in the time of reflection as a progression of spirit.
25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.
Discipline fears change in the spirit, even that of progress.
26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.
Freedom is recognized as being good and nothing to be feared.
27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
Firmness in character (The Rock/Truth) seeks change for the better.
28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.
Solid resolve attempts progression and balance but,…
29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
Pride makes it hard to change and fear causes your progression to falter and you quickly revert to former ways, but yet you still seek salvation.
30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
Do not doubt or fear that your efforts will be in vain. Salvation is at hand if only you can trust and believe.
31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
Truth is the means of balance that allows progression.
32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.
Rejoice for it is TRUTH that (Son) builds the higher understanding of God.
33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.

So, just as Christ walks on water so too are those that overcome the bitter spirit.

Revelation 15:2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.

Vi veri veniversum vivus vici

Why is the title of the chapter “Vi veri veniversum vivus vici”? It’s a Latin phrase that exemplifies your walk and goal. On this level that you are learning to read the Bible, it is not about death and eternal life but about the ability you have to master your inner-world through balance and truth. This is about NOW, while yet living that you have the means to overcome mental conflict and find peace. You don’t have to die to find salvation; it is NOW that you overcome the old order of the inner-world’s understanding. It is NOW that you rule the universe/world/order within. The definition of this ancient phrase “Vi veri veniversum vivus vici” sums it all up cleanly as it means:

By the power of truth, I, while living, have conquered the universe” or, “By the power of truth I, a mortal, have conquered all creation.”

This is the goal of your seven day/stage journey, to mirror God in understanding and to overcome all the world that you had created (All Creation).

John 10:

34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?

35 If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;

Revelation 15:2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.


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(Water What You Will) Post for Day 190 of my “365 Day Photo Challenge”


We’re like a gardener with a hose and our attention is water – we can water flowers or we can water weeds.

Josh Radnor


Water what you will, Righteousness or Sin, Correctness or Err, for they grow together, not because God does not know, but that you may know and grow through the struggle.


Matthew 13:

24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:

25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.

27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?

28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?

29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.

30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

(A Light Scattered or Focused) Post for Day 189 of my “365 Day Photo Challenge”


There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

Edith Wharton


There are those that focus their light and those that share it. One is a lamp and the other’s a laser. Both are a force that make a difference in a world of darkness… The question is, how will you use yours?


Psalms 18:28 For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.


Psalms 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?