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From Genesis to Revelation

Did you know these two books; Genesis and Revelation are directly related?

One is the start of a journey and the other is its completion. If you think I am talking about it being the journey of the world then you’d be right… and wrong. It’s probably not the world as you may picture it, because the world is really YOU.

Cosmos (Kosmos: κόσμος) is the word used in the Bible to describe the WORLD by the ancient Greeks. It is used today to describe the entire known universe because it really means the divine order in all things.

Cosmos (Kosmos: κόσμος): an apt and harmonious arrangement or constitution, order, or governing body: World, Universe

In everything is an order, be it chaotic one or structured one. In this case the “world” that is mentioned in the Bible is one of both chaos, and order. The Bible starts with mentioning a world that has no “Form”. This is a lack of true order that has no set structure. This is your lack of discipline and a presence of disarray in your mental reasoning. This inner world is also “Void” of understanding and therefore it is unsatisfied and empty. And most importantly the inner man is without understanding and lives in a cloud of “Darkness” called ignorance.

Gen 1:2
And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.

The secret truth that most people miss while reading the Holy Scriptures is that the entire Bible is really about themselves because they are focusing on the stories at face value and missing their symbolic context.

The Bible starts with laying out a foundation that spans the entire book, but it is dismissed as a tale of the Creation origin story of the planet Earth. This however, may or may not be the truth but there is no way to know because no one living was ever there. We just accept this as truthful because the Bible tells us this is how it all started. But the reality of the story is not the focus of this lesson. The main focus is on what this means to you as a person living today.

People suffer with faulty ideals that plague their entire life. As humans we won’t do anything without first considering it on some level first, and if it doesn’t match up to our personal guidelines we will not do it. Everything we do is governed by rules that are set in place by our own belief system. But if that belief system is without proper understanding the system is ruled by a chaos that constantly causes problems to itself and others. You may have heard it said that “Knowledge is power” and that’s true, because a lack of understanding leads to a chaos that is easy to exploit and you may quickly find yourself in a dangerous or uncomfortable situation.

7 “Days”

The first part of the Book of Genesis is actually detailing a 7 step process that is meant as a basses in which to create an orderly mind. Most people mistake these as 7 literal days, but the word used for a “day” is a general reference for any period of time (Be it a day, season, year, etc.). Look also at this verse in the book of Deuteronomy and you will see that a day is the same as a shoe, or rather a means of taking steps.

Deu 33:25
Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be.
Day: Yowm יוֹם: time, period (general)

It’s easy to miss the subtlety in definition because of how it is written, but it is telling you that your shoes are as days. These “days” are a period of time that is easiest to understand as a step or more importantly as a stage of development. Think of the days as steps of enlightenment or a time or period of personal growth.

Steps to God

Then this means that the first 7 days of Creation are really seven steps that help you to grow closer to God. Now in this case you are the world and you are in need of mastering yourself from following faulty ideals and thus you are becoming a reflection of true true God that rules the physical universe we all live in. As a microcosm of the macrocosm your higher reasoning takes on the role of the God of the inner world.

In most cultures we use the term MASTER to claim the role of a great teacher, but the Bible instead uses the word LORD to describe the MASTER of a home, kingdom or world. Consider the world is your mind’s abode and the higher brain is the LORD or MASTER of the house. Therefore YOUR HIGHER REASONING is the LORD or GOD of the inner world. Only with this new perspective will the Bible truly begin to reveal its greatest secrets.

Gen 1:26
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over… all the earth

To become the master (or Lord) of the inner world you must reflect the True God within by understanding as He understands. These seven easy steps in the book of Genesis are the path to gaining ultimate understanding, but there are some subtleties to understanding each “day” as a stage of development. However this post is not long enough to explain each day but we will look into these details in later posts. However the main point is to see that these same days are periods of enlightenment that are symbolically represented as other corresponding imagery.

2Co 3:18
But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

Revelation

Now let us take a look at the last book of the Bible that most know of as the Book of Revelation.

Revelation: The revealing of a divine or astonishing truth

A revelation is not about something to fear but something to be in awe over. It is a time of joy that most know of as the RAPTURE.

Rapture: A mystical experience in which the spirit is exalted to a knowledge of divine things

Many Christians fear this last book and I never understood why since it is about a glorious revelation of great joy. Maybe it is because it chronicles many unknown and fantastical events that stir up feelings of dread. After all people are prone to fear what they do not understand. If this is so maybe it might help to know that the final book in the Bible is the completion of those same first 7 day steps and how they bring about a lasting peace and wholeness of self.

As you read the book of Revelation you will see that EVERYTHING is illustrated with a strange series of events that are shrouded in symbolism. But what if learning to read these events was possible? Would this help take away the fear if it gave you peace of mind as a wonderful thing and not a time of woe?

You see the last book of the Bible is really the completion of the 7 fold process, or 7 step journey. You might notice that the number 7 is a theme that runes throughout the book.

7’s in the book of Revelation
Lampstands
Stars
Churches
Angels
Seals
Trumpets
Persons
Vials
Dooms
Hills
Heads
Horns
Etc

Each of these 7’s are symbolic for a completion of the 7 step process that removes chaos from the world. It is simply illustrating how the uplifting of the mind is manifested. Once ignorance and confusion is defeated nothing remains but a temple of pure GOLD (Truth) that’s filled with LIGHT (Enlightenment) where there are no more DAYS (Stages of development) and there is no longer any more DARKNESS (Ignorance) and GOD (Higher understanding) reigns and dwells within.

This city is the embodiment of the state of ultimate enlightenment where understanding and wholeness are found. Most know this state as Nirvana, the state of perfect “Peace” (Jerusalem)

Jerusalem = “teachings of peace”: Understanding

In Summary

We fear what we do not know and this fear is an expectation that poisons the waters of the soul. It is only when we no longer live in ignorance that light is seen in darkness. Only truth can overcome the miseries of ignorance.

The entire Bible is really a manual to overcoming the prison of the mind and only those that learn the universal truth (Cosmos) find the peace they seek. Rule the world as the god of understanding and create a new order that is no longer empty, ignorant and without structure… and then you will live in peace; with yourself, others and everything.

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Why you’re reading the Bible wrong!

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.

FREE THOUGHT

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 other to understand and learn how to read the greatest gift God has given man.