Is anything greater than the power of love?
A LETTER TO RON MOSBY
This is a letter to a man I met named Ron Mosby whom I think to be an upright and Godly man.
CONSIDER THIS GOOD BROTHER
Consider the possibility that the Bible is in fact written with another purpose other than to show the might and majesty of God. Imagine if there was more to it than stories, laws, rules, songs and parables. What if God authored the book as a lesson book, not for the next life alone but for the one we are living now? I have known a great many Christians that claim salvation yet suffer in their own minds. Is it possible that freedom could start on the inside? Continue reading
When most people read the Bible there seems to be a limitation to their understanding based on certain symbols used in the Scriptures. The stories are easy enough to read, but it is often hard to understand some of the deeper meanings if you do not understand the significance of symbolic items used such as: garments, trees, mountains, lakes, animals, etc. When you can understand the significance of these items you will gain a greater clarity into your studies. What symbolic truth can we learn from this word?
To eat something in the Bible means to gain the strength of the thing you consumed. To understand. Continue reading
Created by Julie Carrillo-Vargas on February 26, 2014
Our beloved Craig Soto was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. By the time he was diagnosed, it had spread to his liver and lungs. Craig is a hard worker and dedicated family man. He is one of the nicest and most honest people I know. Continue reading
Today is Fat Tuesday. Why does that sound like a missing Addams Family child?
I never fully understood the need for Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras, or as Teresa reminded me it’s Fasnachts day, to which I replied “What’s Fraschnatchsneraster’s day?” I guess it’s PA Dutch or Amish for donuts. Apparently in Lancaster the Amish would use up the lard and sugar before Lent. Now I am not sure about you but even Lent doesn’t make sense to me. Why is there cycles of bingeing and purging at all? Basically, Margi Gras has something to do with the need to let out your wild side before you have to reign it in for a religious holiday? Continue reading
Matthew 9:37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few
What is Best?
I found this on Facebook and thought this was worth a share.
I understand what the author is trying to say here with the happy cute little girl driving a point home. Well played, but yet I have to both agree and disagree at the same time. It’s all in the balance. Continue reading
What if… the “end times” meant something else entirely? What if you missed Jesus’s coming because you didn’t understand what it meant? What if your salvation had an essential element you missed? What would you say if I told you that you were reading the Bible wrong? What if the whole time it was a story about your own progression?
“beginning” from ro’sh = head
“God”= ‘elohiym = multiple “Judges” or “judgments”
The Book is written as a mirror of two truths but not seen if looking at it from a worldly perspective. When you see the world of scriptures as a lost and lonely child and look at it from (A parent) God’s perspective everything changes and the measure of your own understanding is then gained as you play both creator and creation in your life. Don’t you think it should be a world worth living in, after all that lost child/world is you?
There is no mystery any more. The Bible is a Revelation, The Gospel is preached and men and women are brought into the kingdom. Jesus brought light not darkness and mystery. Continue reading
UnSEEnWORD Proverbs 1:1-9
Proverbs 1:1-9 (King James Version)
1 The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;
2 To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;
3 To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;
4 To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.
5 A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:
6 To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.
7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
9 For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.
Remember the Bible is written with a secret language of symbols at its core and if you understand how it works the entire book almost magically changes and it suddenly becomes an instruction manual designed to help you find peace within. This sign language of the soul also gives you much more clarity into to your understanding of the scriptures themselves as well as helps you focus on your own inner-struggles to mirror God Himself in peace and understanding. Remember we are seeing things from a new perspective where “You” are the “world” that the Bible is secretly speaking of and it is “You” that must learn to rule the kingdoms of your soul as a mirror of Christ as a King of all these kingdoms within. So if you have followed along thus far with the instructions on how to read the Bible in the series (UNRAVELING THE GREAT MYSTERY) then this will all make a lot more sense to you. If not, may I suggest reading it to gain a clearer insight so that you may know the language of angels and understand the truth of God. Continue reading
UNRAVELING THE GREAT MYSTERY: PART 8
Please be warned that this next section may offend a great number of people that have not read up to this point in the study and may not be open to new concepts, but it is not meant to be rude or contrary. This is simply a means of clarifying and clearing the temple of higher understanding built up inside you that has become so full of the thieves that steal away the riches of truth.
Matthew 21:12 And Jesus (Pure Truth) went into the temple of God (Higher understanding), and cast out all them that sold (Teach) and bought (Learn) in the temple, and overthrew the tables (Means of consuming knowledge) of the moneychangers (To exchanges the riches of enlightenment), and the seats (Position) of them that sold (Teach)
doves (gentleness and peace of higher understanding),
Now thus far we have been learning about building up a line of understanding that starts from the creation of the “Earth” in the book of Genesis and that ends with the completion of the “World” at the end of Revelations. Again this is all you and your process of enlightenment and not about the physical world’s start and finish.
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.
This is about you as in the beginning “You” are without order, empty and thoroughly ignorant of enlightenment. For generations we as Christians have clung desperately to the notion that God created the physical universe in six days and that on the seventh He rested. Now this is the most powerful being in all of creation and who is made of the power infused into every atom of everything, and yet we still see Him as a finite being that wakes and sleeps as we do. I do not profess to know God as a person but it seems to me that this is a little of a stretch to see the need for rest as an exacting period of time such as a “Day” (Deuteronomy 33:25). The entire universe also comes into question here as it is created on the fourth “Day” (Genesis 1:14-19) when the “Sun” appears three days after “Daylight” dawns upon the Earth. And when the Earth is created why is each phase created in exacting physical “Days” as if divided into six equal parts? Now to many this may seem like wise counsel thinking God can in fact do anything, yet for many we see Him as a physical male that labored for six “days” and the needed to rest in a universe without a sun to create daylight and no other celestial bodies but a formless earth which then grew trees, grass and herbs without a sun. We also tend to fight against everything that counters our belief in the image of this mysterious exacting process of Creation and claim that everyone and even the universe itself is conspiring against the teachings of this one chapter of this one book.
DAYS ARE STEPS/STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT
Deuteronomy 33:25 Your sandals (Balanced steps/Choices) shall be iron and bronze; As your days (Steps or stages of development), so shall your strength be.
PERSPECTIVE FROM ABOVE
Now I am not here as a naysayer to tear down the Holy Book and its teachings that I love and respect so well. I mean to build it up stronger and only to tear down an illusion that has grown over the ages and turned into the biggest lie the world has ever known. The entire universe is in all probability as it seems without any supernatural tricks or illusions to blind you from the truth. But yet we fight and protest against the sciences because they say the world is older than a few thousands of years, and that the process of its development varies from our own. Now like you I do not know the truth to how it all started because I, like you, was not there to witness it for myself and neither was anyone else. Now I have heard it said that the story of Creation was told to Moses and he wrote down these things in his scrolls as taught by God Himself, but yet there is no information that says Moses wrote this aspect of Creation as told to him by God specifically. We all just assume this as it makes things fit together better. In fact we assume a great many things that are not factual at all according to the Scriptures. We embellish the stories to make them have more punch and to teach a good set of morals to our children (Whispers Down The Line; 40 Answers about the Bible), but unfortunately the books of the Bible are made specifically with exacting wording in mind and by embellishing the stories we destroy the hidden inner-book written from the lives of God’s “Chosen” people that create the instruction manual to finding inner-peace.
Professing to be wise, they became fools,
Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
As the “babes” or “children” of growth we are accounted to gaining wisdom to become as the King and to be heirs to a mighty kingdom and this “Kingdom of Heaven” is the “State of Enlightenment” and the source of that “Inner Light” we have learned in previous chapters of this study. The “Inner Light” is the wisdom grown and harvested in the fields of the soul and gathered as a bread of understanding to feed our desires/hungers for truth.
Matthew 5:6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness (To understand what is correct), For they shall be filled.
ALLEGORIES, METAPHORES, PARABLES & SYMBOLS
I had posted a chart previously showing the order of the macrocosms and microcosms of the Bible (UNRAVELING THE GREAT MYSTERY: PART 6) that show how each attribute of your inner-world corresponds to a Biblical allegory. And remember the book uses many allegories even if you are not aware of them as you read them. Look at Sarah and Hagar in the book of Galatians for an example.
Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar.
There is not a time while reading the book of Genesis that it ever lets you know that any story in the Bible works as an allegory for something else like a higher truth. Yet here in the New Testament it clearly states they “are an Allegory” or “Symbolic” as some other Bibles may read.
|A FEW EXAMPLES OF ALLEGORIES & METAPHORES:|
|John 3:14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:|
|Isaiah 40:6 The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field:|
|1 Peter 1:24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:|
|1 Peter 3:20 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.|
|21 The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:|
|John 2:19 Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” 20 The Jews then said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will you raise it up in three days?” 21 But he was speaking about the temple of his body. 22 When therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the Scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.|
|Exodus 12:21 Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the passover.|
|John 1:29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.|
|Acts 8:30 And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?
And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him.
Over and over we see the symbolic nature of the stories appear without ever explaining that they were symbolic for other things when we read them. These truths are mirrored in the parables as well and yet no one seems to speak the language of these symbolic truths as Jesus only speaks to the crowd in parables but they don’t understand and yet He too has to explain a few of them to His disciples who still don’t get it.
Matthew 13:10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
34 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:
Ezekiel 20:49 Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! they say of me, Doth he not speak parables?
Mark 4:2 And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine,
11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables:
13 And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?
The language of the Bible is complicated in that it is from another time and culture but humans are not so complicated that we completely change the understandings of truth. The symbolic nature is still only speaking of you and your discovery of truth and when you can relate to these symbols you will be speaking in a form of universal speech called “Tongues“
Mark 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
Speaking in the language of the Biblical symbols is as an inner-world with one speech that is not confused as in the Tower of Babel (UNRAVELING THE GREAT MYSTERY: PART 5). This version of “tongues” is a unified understanding of truth and it is not the gibberish I have heard many people utter in church (Usually when it seems most inappropriate to do so and without interpretation). The “Tongues” I speak of are a universal understanding of the soul. Is it possible that there is the gift of “Tongues” that is a language of angels? This I cannot say for certain but yet “angels” are “messengers” or “the message” of the higher understanding and most times people speaking in tongues is just people trying to feel better about themselves by believing they have a special gift that they believe on some level is what “others wished they possessed”. This is often a type of vanity to make one’s self feel better about their perceptions of their lot in life or to feel more superior, but if no one else understands what you are saying then maybe you might want to consider stopping this practice because interrupting service with noise is only for your benefit and not for the others around you as most don’t feel edified by the offering of noise but rather they feel leery and uneasy as people fear what they cannot understand. So if there is no interpreter and no one else understands you, and even you don’t understand you, then maybe it serves no real purpose no matter how much you would like for it to.
1 Corinthians 13:1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
1 Corinthians 14:5
I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.
THE MASTERY OF MOUNTAINS
As modern Christians we have become vain in our understandings of the Bible and we often have come to believe we know what these symbolic allegories mean by calling them a “Mystery” as if they pertain only to future things or that we just account them all to meaning the Messiah that was to come. And at times they do refer to such things but maybe not as you might think.
John 12:34 The people answered him, We have heard out of the law that Christ abideth for ever: and how sayest thou, The Son of man must be lifted up? who is this Son of man?
As we have learned so far that “Son” means “to build” and “Man” is an “ideal” or “personal truth” then “Son of Man” would be “to build up and establish the greater truths from your basic understandings gained thus far” and if you are the world then you are also playing God looking down upon your self-reflection to determine the amount of your understanding in your little world. As God you see you as the world reflection that has many attributes that build truth within. For instance you have “mountains“, “plains” and “valleys” on your little lost world. The “mountains” are the “stones” of the “house” that are blocks of “personal truths” that build up your consciousness of the mind or soul. These stones of living truths that are all screaming out to be heard also form into “mountains” as stacked “stones” as a casting system of beliefs. If I had a kingdom of voices living within me I would take the voices that support a greater ideal and lump them together with supporting ideals at the bottom and with the peak understanding dwelling at the summit as a ruler or king. The “mountains” are “the council of order of thought“. They follow an order of the smallest ideals as servants at the bottom of the pyramid and at the top is the giant ruling king or pharaoh. You can see a hint of this mountain formation in the book of Revelations.
Revelations 6:14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
The “rocks” that the “men” are hidden in this passage are symbolic for the “truths” they represent. Notice as they are all “Men” and there is no mention of women? This is not gender related but about the masculine attribute of a leading thought or belief that a man symbolically represents. If it had mentioned women it would have been relating the masculine ideals to the self as wisdom. But these mountains are congregation of masculine ideas built upon each other like pillars of the soul.
1 Samuel 2:8 He raises (Enlightens) the poor (Ignorant of understanding and hungers for truth) from the dust (the Id without understanding) And lifts the beggar (desiring) from the ash heap (House in ruin: Souls desolation), To set them among princes (Ruling concepts) And make them inherit the throne of glory (Mastery of righteous enlightenment). “For the pillars of the earth are the LORD’s, And He has set the world (The enlightened soul) upon them.
Job 9:6 He shakes the earth out of its place, And its pillars tremble;
Psalms 75:3 The earth and all its inhabitants are dissolved; I set up its pillars firmly. Selah
The mountains are essentially the same as cities or kingdoms of the soul’s inner-world. Each city is much like the mountains in that we gather many “stones” together to make a “house” and many “houses” make a “city” or “kingdom“, likewise it takes many “stones” of truths to build a “mountain” of higher understanding. This is an order of understanding made of many beliefs that group together as one greater concept of truth. But like we discovered before (UNRAVELING THE GREAT MYSTERY: PART 4) that we must test all of our ideals to make sure they are in fact solid truths that are uplifting to higher standards and not weighed down with baser desires, and once tested by the “sun” or the light of the “higher reasoning” of God then we will know them for being true enlightened ideals as the “Mountain of the Lord” called “Zion” which represents the “clarity of the higher truth“
MASTER OF THE MOUNTAIN
Again the word “Lord” in this study is not about ruling the world as the “Master of the Universe” outside of you but rather the universe within. The word for “Universe” in Ancient Greek is the same word for “World” which is “Cosmos“. The word “Cosmos” means “the order of things” and thus the Universe is an order of understanding and as we saw previously that we are only a smaller version of a greater order of truth. So when the Bible say “Lord” try and change it to read in your mind to something like “Mastery of the inner-world” so as to keep this truth understood better.
Now notice that when Jesus goes to pray He always seems to go to higher ground as in a “mountain” and when the Lord asks His servants to come speak with Him they too are often led high upon mountain tops?
Matthew 4:8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain (Perceptions of the ultimate truth), and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
Matthew 5:1 And seeing the multitudes (The gathering of many truths), he went up into a mountain (Higher state of consciousness): and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:
Matthew 24:3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives (Higher understanding of peace), the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming (revelations of the ultimate truth being realized), and of the end of the world (Completion of the souls evolutionary growth process)?
This is much like the image of the Ancient Greek gods that resided high upon Mount Olympus. Why would the ruling gods of the ancient Greeks be upon a mountain top? For the same reason our God meets His people on a mountain top, or why old guru philosophers were upon mountain tops. It is the building up of many truths that makes you the “Master” over them and thus others must too rise up to gain greater understanding.
1 Now after six days (Final unifying step of creation)
Jesus (The greater truth) took Peter (Obedience), James (Change), and John (Graced/Enlightened) his brother, led them up on a high mountain (Higher state of enlightenment) by themselves;
2 and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun (The truth and testing of the ultimate understanding), and His clothes (Inner truth) became as white as the light (Enlightenment/intelligence).
3 And behold, Moses (Seeking of truth) and Elijah (Strength of the higher resolve) appeared (Is perceived) to them, talking with Him (The gaining of unified clarity of understanding).
4 Then Peter (Obedience) answered and said to Jesus (The greater truth), “Lord (Mastery of understanding), it is good (Agreeable in unity) for us to be here; if You wish, let us make here three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah (Mind, Spirit & Body, the unification of greater truth).”
5 While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud (Clarity through obscurity) overshadowed them; and suddenly a voice (The gaining of unified clarity of understanding) came out of the cloud (Obscurity; understanding that which was not previously understood), saying, “This is My beloved Son (The greater truth that is established and built in love), in whom I am well pleased. Hear Him! (understand the truth and obey it)“
So again, the “mountains” are made of many “living stones (Men)” of “truth” ordered into like understandings thus they become as a “higher state of being” when you dwell in them. This means to “ponder the greater truths and sort out the ideas inside you that are building up“, but when these understandings are false then this mountain must be torn down to build up new ones thus a “mountain is cast into the sea” to erase it from the world.
Matthew 21:21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree (Knowledge of right and wrong), but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.
So remove your faulty beliefs and cast them into the sea of obscurity and start to build a new upon the rock of obedience to the higher calling.
Matthew 16:18 And I also say to you that you are Peter (Obedience), and on this rock (Foundational truth) I will build My church (Calling, gathering of truth), and the gates (Way) of Hades (Baser faulty perceptions) shall not prevail against it.
END PART 8 (Cont.)