Most people read the Bible stories at face value and miss the amazing secret of what’s actually being said.
Take a step back from religion and do the unthinkable and consider everything you read to be a parable or allegory. Now this does not mean the stories aren’t true! It simply means that all the stories are comparative to certain deeper ideals. In fact, many parables and allegories are true but they simply have a greater spiritual truth hidden within them. Even the Bible itself points this out, but this aspect is often overlooked because it doesn’t let you know that the stories you were reading were really an allegory for a greater truth until much later on. Look at the story of Sarah and Hagar as an example. When you read this story in the Old Testament it never made mention of its true significance until thousands of years later when it was explained in the New Testament that their lives were an allegory all along.
|Gal 4:24 Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar.|
Why have you never noticed this before? Because for thousands of years religions have erased it from history because it creates a freedom of thought that isn’t easy for them to control.
Consider words like SALVATION and SOUL without the cloud of religion. In the Greek the word SOUL is PSYCHE which means “the totality of elements forming the mind” and the word SALVATION means “liberation from ignorance or illusion”. So then without religion’s influence isn’t the “SALVATION of the SOUL” simply the “FREEDOM of the MIND from the illusion of ignorance?”
(i.e. FREE THOUGHT)
Additionally consider the name of JESUS (Iēsous, Ἰησοῦς) which essentially means Freedom (Salvation, i.e. deliverance from bondage), and is called both the “TRUTH” and the “WORD” thus making Him the embodiment of the “FREEDOM of the MIND” or “FREE THOUGHT”
|TRUTH: that candour of mind which is free from affection, pretence, simulation, falsehood, deceit|
|WORD: λόγος lógos, log’-os; from G3004; something said (including the thought); by implication, a topic (subject of discourse), also reasoning (the mental faculty) or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, (with the article in John) the Divine Expression (i.e. Christ)|
Confusion is the greatest weakness that people suffer from each day, and this lack of understanding creates a form of self-imprisonment to faulty ideals. These misguided concepts that we guide our daily lives with usually lead us to a type of misery that can cause both a physical and emotional suffering. So then wouldn’t the cure to man’s greatest suffering be to fix the mind by creating clarity?
Babylon vs. Jerusalem
So if everything is a parable or allegory in the Bible then consider the concept of the two major opposing cities of the book of Revelation (Rev 17:5; Rev 17:18; Rev 21:2; Rev 3:12
Notice that both are allegories that are depicted as women); Babylon (that great city that holds captivity over the world), and the city of Jerusalem (the city of Salvation). The entire Bible builds up to the demise of the great city of Babylon and then ends with the establishment of a New city called Jerusalem at the very end of all the books.
Throughout the Bible the nation of Babylon has always been the biggest enemy of the peoples of Jerusalem, but why is this significant or even important? It is because a city is really an allegory to a state of mind, and each person is really an allegory for an ideal, and thus the city is also compared to a person. In this case, notice that both cities are compared to women.
Babylon the city as a woman
|Rev 17:5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.|
|Rev 17:18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.|
Jerusalem the city as a woman
|Rev 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new
Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
|Rev 3:12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.|
Wisdom is a woman
|Pro 7:4 Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman:|
If people are allegories that represent individual ideals then a city is a much larger concept that is ruled by a dominant ideal, much like a king ruling over a kingdom. Small concepts that support a greater supposition create a state of mind that dominates the mental landscape.
So, many smaller concepts that support a greater ideal create a state of mind that is established as a dominant wisdom or understanding.
So why then is wisdom a woman? Wisdom is a woman, because she is representative of a passive ideal. This is in opposition to an aggressive ideal that is represented by a man.
Masculine verses Feminine Ideals
|Passive (Feminine) = receptive or to the self. It is an ideal that is applied to the self and thus an inward expression.|
|Aggressive (Masculine) = to assert or force from the self. It is an ideal that is applied away from the self as an unattached ideal.|
We know these concepts as:
Knowledge verses Wisdom
|Knowledge (Masculine) = Information|
|Wisdom (Feminine) = Knowing how to apply the information.|
One is simply an ideal, and the other is relating to the ideal and thus you gain understanding.
A masculine ideal that marries to a feminine ideal becomes a wisdom as it is a concept applied to the self. This is the birth of understanding, thus a child of reason is created as a new concept. So the congregation of smaller concepts applied to the self is a state of mind called a city. This city or state of mind is either passive as a wisdom or aggressive as a drive or ambition (much like Israel the person and nation are both allegories of a concept and state of mind to move forward as an ambition to achieve a greater goal).
Israel is the masculine mindset of perseverance
|Israel = to persist, to exert oneself, to persevere|
(Trust me, this will all make sense. Now back to the two cities)
The removal of Babylon is representative of the removal of the great confusion that rules your life each day, and the establishment of a new Jerusalem is the understanding that bring freedom to the mind through the teachings of peace (Also known in most cultures as Nirvana).
|Peace = completeness, soundness, wholeness, tranquility, contentment, harmony|
Babylon Verses Jerusalem
|Babel or Babylon = “confusion“|
|Jerusalem = “Teachings of peace” (i.e. Understanding)|
Babel or Babylon means Confusion. So wouldn’t the enemy of (Jerusalem) Peace naturally be Confusion?
So then only once Confusion is cast away is Peace truly ever established. Without confusion you dwell in a state of everlasting peace and thus the Holy Scriptures end with the establishment of a lasting state of mind known as Nirvana.
|Rev 18:21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.|
Everything is not as it seems
This has always been about creating “Free Thought” by eschewing confusion from the mind and gaining salvation for the soul (A Free Mind (i.e. Freedom of Thought)). Everything we just looked at all leads to that one thing; freedom from a self-imposed prison that creates fear, sadness, aggression and all other ailments that have always plagued humanity on a mental level. This is why most ailments of the Bible were believed to be caused by sin (To err in judgment). It is because everything is an allegory for higher understanding and every ailment mentioned in the Bible too are allegories: Blindness is ignorance, lameness is the inability to make clear effective choices, and leprosy is the corruption and contamination of understanding. It is only through Truth that the wholeness of Peace can be achieved.
We have all been reading the Bible wrong. There is so much more going on behind the scenes that goes left unnoticed if you don’t understand the basic concepts that the entire Bible is built up upon. This is not found in religion; remember it was hidden by religion. It is only in knowing how to see the truth that it is revealed to you. So I encourage you to follow this blog, share to help others to understand and learn how to read the greatest gift God has given man.