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Reading the Hidden Bible, Hebrews 11:6


Reading the Hidden Bible, Hebrews 11:6

The translations of the Bible vary greatly by the perspective of how the words are used. Each original word often has multiple meanings that can be translated differently to fit a specific agenda. Typically the preferred view of the Bible is that of a story that chronicles the history of God’s chosen people but as a result the hidden Bible is lost in the translation.

If you take the same exact original words it is written in but change the perspective in which it’s viewed an alternate translation appears.

The same passage can have an alternative meaning if you read the Bible as though it is really an allegory about you and not the people of the stories. You are the World of Creation and your higher reasoning plays the “God” of the Inner-World that rewards you with the ultimate state of wholeness and peace through establishing universal truth. So as you read the verse below consider that it is really about your Mind that is the World and in your mind the Higher Reasoning is the God that masters (Lords over) the Inner-World.

Hebrews 11:6 (Before and After)

Now watch as this verse in Hebrews (11:6) changes from a verse about having faith in God (the deity) that Lords over the physical world and turns into the higher mind (god of the inner world) and its dedication to the process of discovering the greater truth.

 

(Larger version below after The Process)

The Process

How did this transformation happen?

The translation process isn’t perfect but it’s close enough to get the main idea of what is being said. You also need to remember that at times the translation is based on the symbolic meaning over the literal words.

Make special note of the words highlighted in RED

Original

Strong’s

Greek

Definition

Alternate Translation

But

g1161

δέ de

but, moreover, and, etc.

Moreover

without

g5565

χωρίς chōris

separately or apart from (often as preposition):—beside, by itself, without.

apart from

faith

g4102

πίστις pistis

persuasion, i.e. credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstractly, constancy in such profession; by extension, the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself:—assurance, belief, believe, faith, fidelity.

believing

it
is
impossible

g102

ἀδύνατος adynatos

unable, i.e. weak (literally or figuratively); passively, impossible:—could not do, impossible, impotent, not possible, weak.

it is impossible

to
please

g2100

εὐαρεστέω euaresteō

to be well pleased with a thing

to be pleased with a thing

him:
for

g1063

γάρ gar

a primary particle; properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles):—and, as, because (that), but, even, for, indeed, no doubt, seeing, then, therefore, verily, what, why, yet.

therefore

he
that
cometh

g4334

προσέρχομαι proserchomai

to approach, i.e. (literally) come near, visit, or (figuratively) worship, assent to:—(as soon as he) come (unto), come thereunto, consent, draw near, go (near, to, unto).

to draw closer to

to
God

g2316

θεός theos

of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very:—X exceeding, God, god(-ly, -ward).

the higher understanding

(God here is a symbolic translation as though a Higher Judgment since it is the God of the Inner-World)

must

g1163

δεῖ dei

behoved, be meet, must (needs), (be) need(-ful), ought, should.

you must

believe

g4100

πιστεύω pisteuō

to think to be true, to be persuaded of, to credit, place confidence in, credit; by implication, to entrust

believe

that

g3754

ὅτι hoti

that, because, since

because

he
is

g2076

ἐστί esti

he/she/it is” (third person singular of ‘to be’)

it

and

g2532

καί kai

and, also, even, indeed, but

also

that
he
is

g1096

γίνομαι ginomai

to become, i.e. to come to pass, happen

becomes

a
rewarder

g3406

μισθαποδότης misthapodotēs

one who pays wages, a rewarder

the rewarder

of
them
that
diligently
seek

g1567

ἐκζητέω ekzēteō

to search out, i.e. (figuratively)investigate, crave, demand, (by Hebraism) worship:—en- (re-)quire, seek after (carefully, diligently).

to those that diligently seeks

him

g846

αὐτός autos

himself, herself, themselves, itself

the self

By reading the Bible as though you are the mind in the process of conversion the God of the Inner-World does not need to be worshiped but it does require faith in the process. You must believe that there is a reward for your efforts or you will cease to try to improve. Though these words were written thousands of years ago the human mind has not changed and these truths are still relevant, however they are written in such a way that it takes a small amount of effort to understand their true significance. For this reason I added a final translation into a modern and more Comprehensive Summary.

Hebrews 11:6 (Original King James)
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Hebrews 11:6 (Alternate translation)
Moreover, apart from believing, it is impossible to be pleased with a thing, therefore to draw closer to the higher understanding you must believe because it also becomes the rewarder to those that diligently seeks the self
Hebrews 11:6 (Comprehensive Summary)
If you can’t believe, it is impossible to find confidence in anything, therefore to grow closer to the higher understanding you must believe that it will bring you the desired results you seek.

 

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The Inner-World’s Cosmology (Part 2): The True You

The Inner-World’s Cosmology (Part 2): The True You

The True-Self (Waters) is only found somewhere in the balance between the Ideal-Self (Heaven) and the Natural-Self (Earth). But this must be a true balance or the scales will tip into extremes and throw the Inner-World into chaos.

Undedicated to the process of keeping balance
Jas 4:4
Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world (Natural-Self) is enmity with God (Ideal-Self)? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world (Natural-Self) is the enemy of God (Ideal-Self).

Self-Reflection

For this reason the Bible constantly focuses on the 2 greater aspects of the Self and focuses on the Heaven and the Earth. It is only in the mirror of truth that the True-Self can be understood. This mirror again is a reflective medium of Truth that is symbolized as water. Heaven (The Higher-Self) and Earth (Lower-Self) are tied into an eternal struggle for dominance. The Mirror of Truth (Waters) however is a constant between the two greater aspects and it is the means of balance and transitional consciousness.

Notice the symbolic imagery of both aspects of the Higher-Self (Heaven) and Lower- Self (Earth) as each embodies attributes of awareness. The Higher-Self is attributed as a quality of awareness and the Lower-Self is attributed as a slumbering ignorance.

Psa 121:1 I will lift up mine eyes (Perceptions) unto the hills (Order of the Higher-Consciousness), from whence cometh my help.
Psa 121:2 My help cometh from the LORD (True-Self), which made heaven (Ideal-Self)
and earth (Natural-Self).
Psa 121:3 He will not suffer thy foot (Choices) to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber (Ignorance).
Psa 121:4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel (Perseverance) shall neither slumber (Ignorant) nor sleep (Slack, give up).
Psa 121:5 The LORD (True-Self)
is thy keeper: the LORD (True-Self) is thy shade (Image) upon thy right hand (Correctness).
Psa 121:6 The sun (Brilliance, Self-Testing) shall not smite thee by day (Progressive state), nor the moon (Wisdom, Self-Reflection) by night (Regressive State).
Psa 121:7 The LORD (True-Self) shall preserve thee from all evil (Misery, Self-affliction): he shall preserve thy soul (Entire Mind).
Psa 121:8 The LORD (True-Self) shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in (Self-Reflection) from this time forth, and even for evermore.

By knowing the relations of each attribute of the Inner-World we can clearly see the greater truth that is hidden in plain sight in the Bible.

Creating the New You

The main point of the Bible is to create a joining of the Higher and Lower Psyche through a marriage of the two truths where Heaven and Earth have a wedding or joining of their consciousness into one unified self.

The goal of unifying the Mirror of Truth and establishing the True-Self is to create the ultimate enlightenment.
Job 35:11
Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven?

When the True-Self is unified in the marriage of the Truth the transcendence of the mirror is accomplished and the new self-image is complete and appears in clarity. Thus this is the removing of the old Higher-Self (Old Heaven) and the old Natural-Self
(Old Earth) and only leaving the new state of lasting Peace (Jerusalem) where the True-Self is in harmony and balance with the entire soul.

Unity of True-Self
Rev 20:11
And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
Rev 21:1
And I saw a new heaven
and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
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.

Family

The Inner-World order can also be seen as a family where each attribute takes on the personification of a family member.

  • Father (Mind/Heaven): Ideal Future-Self
  • Mother (Spirit/Waters): Ever Present-Self
  • Child (Body/Earth): Flawed outlook of experiences of the Past-Self

The Heavenly Bride of the New Testament is Wisdom. Wisdom (Mother) is the unification of an Ideal (Father) with an Experience (Child). When the mind relates to an experience it can relate to it on a more personal basis but without past experiences an idea is often un-relatable and often impractical. It’s like a father in a house telling a small child to stop cry and get to work, and only the mother can relate to both sides and becomes the mediator of the two. She is the balance of the house and keeper of sanity that keeps the fractured elements together so they don’t fall apart. I this way, one day the child will become as the father, thus the beast becomes as a man through wisdom.

The True-Self is the unification of all three aspects of your Inner-World where a once plurality God of the old Testament (‘elohiym) becomes the Unified God of the New Testament (kyrios theos).

Multiplicity of the Old Testament God
Gen 1:26
And God (Plural of Judges) said, Let us
make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Gen 1:27
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male (knowledge) and female (Wisdom) created he them.
Unification of Past, Present and Future of New Testament God
Rev 1:8
I am Alpha (Start)
and Omega (Finish), the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord (True-Self), which is (Present/Mother/Spirit), and which was (Past/Child/Body-Experience), and which is to come (Future/Father/Mind), the Almighty (One Unified Strength).
Rev 4:8
And the four beasts (Mind, Body, Spirit, Soul) had each of them six wings (Elevation of full self) about him; and they were full of eyes (Perfect perception) within: and they rest not day and night (Fully aware), saying, Holy(Mind), holy (Spirit), holy (Body), Lord God Almighty (The Unified True-Self), which was, and is, and is to come.

The Trinity Temple: The Kingdom of Heaven

The Whole-Self is the God of the Inner-World that is in mastery of all aspects of Creation. Past and Future unified in the Present. Knowledge and Experience unified in Wisdom. Mind and Body unified in Spirit. Father and Child unified in a house of the soul through the Mother. This is the Holy Trinity of God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This is the truth of Christ
(True-Self) within you.

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The Inner-World’s Cosmology (Part1)

The Inner-World’s Cosmology (Part1)

By dispelling some of the old stereotypical views of Heaven and Hell it clears the way to show the deeper significance of the Bible greatest secrets. The great mystery is that the “World (Cosmos/Order)” of Creation is really the inner landscape of the psyche (Soul: All attributes of the mind) that is being transformed from chaos into order. But knowing how this inner dimensions is laid out should help clarify your readings significantly.

The inner landscape of the mind is broken up into 3 very specific parts. Remember you are the World of the Bible and as such your inner-world resembles the outer-world you live in, so the invisible reality resembles the physical reality around you in that there are 3 dominate features of the inner-world:

  1. Sky (Mind)
  1. Waters (Spirit)
  1. Earth (Body)

The inner-world is your psyche (Soul/All attributes of the mind) that is divided into 3 separate parts of distinct identity.

This is an ascending order of intellect that starts with the Lower Primitive-Self (Earth) that transitions through a medium of Self-Reflection (Waters/Firmament) into the Higher Ideal-Self (Heaven).

The way this inner-world is laid out works just like a mirror. On one side of a mirror is the physical form (Earth) and on the other side is the untouchable reflection of the physical form (Heaven). This is the Real-Self (Earth) that reflects into an Ideal–Self (Heaven). But since this is a mental world there is no physical person present but a side of the self that is tangible only by means of having a history of interactions. The Primitive Lower-Mind (Earth) also plays the part of the Tangible-Self (Firm) that grows through experiences. These experiences are your Past-Self’s understanding that create the foundation of who you are and thus it is the base layer of the Inner-World Cosmology.

In opposition to the Past-Self (Firm) is the Future-Self which is the lofty ideologies of your expectations. So the Past-Self faces its Ideal Future-Self through a medium of Truth that exist only in the moment of now. Thus Past and Future culminate in the Present where a constant turmoil is persistent as the two sides of your identity fight for dominance over each moment.

In The Beginning

This division of the inner-world is the primary focus of the entire Bible and it all starts with the very first verse in the Bible in Genesis 1:1.

Gen 1:1
In the beginning God created the heaven
and the earth

This verse is written in Ancient Hebrew and each word has more than one meaning especially if you change the context of how it’s viewed from a literal world view into a mental perspective.

Pay special attention to the words in red and note the progress as the verses translate from a physical world (Original text) into a mental (Alternate Translation) understanding.

Original Text (KJV)

(Outer-World)

Strong’s

Ancient Hebrew

Definitions

Alternate Translation
(Inner-World)

In
the
beginning
h7225 רֵאשִׁית re’shiyth
From the same as Rosh
רֹאשׁ (H7218)
רֵאשִׁית rêʼshîyth, ray-sheeth’; from the same as H7218; the first, in place, time, order or rank (specifically, a firstfruit):—beginning, chief(-est), first(-fruits, part, time), principal thing.

Rosh: רֹאשׁ (H7218)

head, top, summit, upper part, chief, total, sum, height, front, beginning

In The Head
God h430 אֱלֹהִים ‘elohiym אֱלֹהִים
ʼĕlôhîym, el-o-heem’; plural of
H433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative:—angels, × exceeding, God (gods) (-dess, -ly), × (very) great, judges, × mighty.
(plural) of rulers, judges
Judgment
created h1254 בָּרָא bara’ to create, shape, form Creates
h853 אֵת ‘eth
the
heaven
h8064 שָׁמַיִם shamayim 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).
The Lofty
and h853 אֵת ‘eth אֵת
ʼêth, ayth; apparent contracted from H226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly, self
(but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely):—[as such unrepresented in English].
Self and (the)
the
earth
h776 אֶרֶץ ‘erets אֶרֶץ
ʼerets, eh’-rets; from an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land):—× common, country, earth, field, ground, land, × natins, way, + wilderness, world.
Firm (Self)

With the alternate perspective of a mental process rather than a physical world the image of “God” is transferred from a plurality of gods or judges into a multiple of judgments that govern your understanding within you, thus creating a higher-perspective of one unified judgment that plays the “God” of the inner-world. Also notice how the word for beginning is now also viewed as the Head in which the entire inner-world resides.

Original Translation (KJV)
Gen 1:1
In the beginning
God
created the heaven
and the earth
Alternate Translation (Hidden Bible)
In the head
judgment
creates the lofty-self and the firm-self

Notice also how the words Heaven and Earth in the verse changed to a Lofty-Self and Firm-Self through the translation process.

These two elements of “self” create a duality of identity, just like in a mirror of two truths where there is the Ideal (lofty) Self
(Heaven) of the reflection, and the Real (Firm) Self
(Earth) that is reflected within the medium of the True-Self
(Waters/Truth).

Future, Present, Past

Another way of understanding these elements are:

  • Future (Ideal Self): Who I think I can become
  • Present (Self): The who I am that that is the balance of future and past self
  • Past (Natural Self): Through experience life has made me think that I am

Your Future-Self is your ideal expectations that occupies the higher sense of self, and thus it “Lords” over the primitive Past (Natural) Self of the “Earth

The Future-Self is the mind’s desire to overcome the Past (Natural) Self and it creates an inner conflict because the Natural-Self is the default setting that you are inclined to gravitate to automaticity when you stop striving to overcome your basic nature. The balance of the two selves is an element we attribute to emotions. We call this attribute of emotional balance “Spirit“. It is the Spirit that compels the transition of Fate to Destiny. Fate is the situation you are born into but Destiny is what you create and thus we are driven to overcome our Fate by becoming closer to the God that drives us closer to Him. It is propulsion of the Spirit that encourages us to transform from a Brute Beast into a Man that is made in the Image of God.

Super Ego, Ego, Id

We also know of these 3 aspects of self as the:

  • Super Ego: (Higher Ideals That Drive Me) Ideological Desires (What I Expect)
  • Ego: (Self) Wanting It To Be About Me (How Do I Fit In? Who Am I Really?)
  • Id: (Basic Drives) Basic Desires (What I am Used To)

The Higher-Self is driven by a need for Order and Control. (This is as the God of the Old Testament)

The Middle-Self is constantly relating everything to the self (Transitional). (Also seen in the progress of the nation of Israel)

The Lower-Self just wants to feel good. (This is illustrated in pre-flood verses)

If the Higher-Self or the Lower-Self dominate the Inner-World it creates an imbalance in the psyche (Soul), but a balance of both identities creates the True (Middle) Self. This division of the self is seen as the “Waters” that are divided on the second day of Creation in the Bible.

Gen 1:6
And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

In fact, each “day” (Step) of the Creation process details separate attributes of the Mind (Higher-Self), Spirit (Middle-Self) and Body (Lower-Self) identities.

Super Ego: Mind (Heaven)
Awareness: The Initiation of the Mind:

Light (Enlightenment) From Darkness (Ignorance)

(The Super Ego seeks to know):

Knowledge

Gen 1:3 And God (Ideal-Self) said, Let there be light (Enlightenment): and there was light (Enlightenment).
Gen 1:4 And God (Ideal-Self) saw the light (Enlightenment), that it was good: and God (Ideal-Self) divided the light (Enlightenment) from the darkness (Ignorance).
Gen 1:5 And God (Ideal-Self) called the light (Enlightenment) Day (Progress), and the darkness (Ignorance) he called Night (Regression). And the evening (Acceptance) and the morning (Reflect/Consider/Seek) were the first day (First stage of progression).
Ego: Spirit (Waters)
Choices: The Balancing of the Spirit:

Waters Divided (The divided ego):

Wisdom

Gen 1:6 And God (Ideal-Self) said, Let there be a firmament (Universal Mirror of Truth) in the midst of the waters (Spirit/Truth), and let it divide the waters (Spirit/Truth) from the waters (Spirit/Truth).
Gen 1:7 And God (Ideal-Self) made the firmament (Universal Mirror of Truth), and divided the waters (Spirit/Truth) which were under the firmament (Universal Mirror of Truth) from the waters (Spirit/Truth) which were above the firmament (Universal Mirror of Truth): and it was so.
Gen 1:8 And God (Ideal-Self) called the firmament (Universal Mirror of Truth) Heaven (Higher Understanding). And the evening (Acceptance) and the morning (Reflect/Consider/Seek) were the second day (Second stage of progression).
Id: Body (Earth)
Accumulating Information Through Experience of the Body:

Growing and Gathering Understanding Through Experience:

(Using the Id’s natural desires to accumulate experiences and grow higher understanding):

Actions

Gen 1:9 And God (Ideal-Self) said, Let the waters (Spirit/Truth) under the heaven (Higher Understanding) be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
Gen 1:10 And God (Ideal-Self) called the dry land Earth (Natural-Self); and the gathering together of the waters (Spirit/Truth) called he Seas (Self-Reflection): and God (Ideal-Self) saw that it was good.
Gen 1:11 And God (Ideal-Self) said, Let the Earth (Natural-Self) bring forth grass (Experience), the herb (Intellect) yielding seed (Prosperity/Progression/Potential), and the fruit (Understanding) tree (Wisdom) yielding fruit (Understanding) after his kind, whose seed (Prosperity/Progression/Potential) is in itself, upon the Earth (Natural-Self): and it was so.
Gen 1:12 And the Earth (Natural-Self) brought forth grass (Experience), and herb (Intellect) yielding seed (Prosperity/Progression/Potential) after his kind, and the tree (Wisdom) yielding fruit (Understanding), whose seed (Prosperity/Progression/Potential) was in itself, after his kind: and God (Ideal-Self) saw that it was good.
Gen 1:13 And the evening (Acceptance) and the morning (Reflect/Consider/Seek) were the third day (Third stage of progression).

 

Exercise: Translate Gen 1:3-13 into your own words with the definitions provided above in Red.

 

 

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Breaking the Mold of Heaven and Hell: The Secret of the Inner-World Revealed

Breaking the Mold of Heaven and Hell: The Secret of the Inner-World Revealed

By dispelling some of the old stereotypical views of both Heaven and Hell it clears the way to show their deeper significance. Hidden in the Bible is a great mystery, in that the “World (Cosmos/Order)” of Creation is really the inner landscape of the psyche (Soul: All attributes of the mind) that has been ruled in chaos by the Natural-Self and is being transformed into a greater order by the Higher-Self. By knowing how this inner dimensional landscape is laid out and how it functions it will help us understand the Bible’s hidden secret.

The Secret is …You
Mar 4:11
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:
1Co 2:7
But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
Eph 3:4
Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)
Col 1:27
To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

We first have to remove the old images of Heaven and Hell to clarify how this is all laid out. The morality issues for being a “good” or “bad” person do not play out here on this level of understanding. At heart, most people think they are good, but they often make questionable choices. This new level of understanding is meant to remove notions of “good” and “evil” and focus on the underlying issues that plagues the human psyche that creates the judgments we face with each choice we make.

By dispelling the myth that a “Hell” of torment exists we no longer focus on the attributes of punishment and suffering and focus on what it is really being taught. By removing the punishment aspect, we instead see the consequences that arise from making poor judgments and then we begin to see the solution present itself through the mask of the symbolic universe that is being illustrated in the ancient text.

By removing the word “Hell” and using the original words the Bible used we see a very different picture. The main view was that of the darkness of the grave. Again, as you learned in our earlier studies that “darkness” is symbolic for ignorance, and the “Earth” symbolizes the old cognitive understanding that is attributed to the Natural-Self.

Notice the translational differences! You are the Beast (Natural-Self) and the World of Creation.
2 Corinthians 5:17 (BBE)
So if any man is in Christ, he is in a new world: the old things have come to an end; they have truly become new.
2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV )
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV)
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV)
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
Other translations use “New World” or “New Creation“, but also notice that you as an individual sit upon 12 thrones in judgment. These are all symbolic for overcoming the “Old World” (Old Natural-Self).
Mat 19:28
And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration
(New World)
when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

Looking Down: Earth

This Natural-Self is the basic understanding that you possess inherently by being alive. It is the symbolic embodiment of all your basic wants and needs and this state is the lowest part of your understanding. Thus it is the Base Level of the Inner-Man that is represented as the ground itself. On spiritual terms, it plays out as the “Grave” because these truths are not lasting. They are temporary and selfish by nature because they revolve around the self’s desires/hungers at any given moment. The end of each of these desires is only to please the self without a long term goal to continue forward. So because they are temporary, they are desires that do not last and end in a symbolic death and thus are swallowed up in the Grave of the Inner-World.

This Natural-Self is also known as the “Animal-Nature” or “Beast-Nature”. More often than not, you will see the paring of the words “Man & Beast” several times throughout the Bible, depicting man’s duality of self. Where the “Man-Nature” is the enlightened Higher-Self that rises, but the “Beast-Nature” descends into the Grave of the Lower-Self‘s desires.

The pairing of “Man and Beast” occurs in over 61 verses in the Bible.
Ecc 3:21
Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?
Your Natural-Self is the Beast of Ignorance being renewed (cast down).    
Psa 73:22
So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast
before thee.
Rev 13:18
Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding
count
the number of
the beast
: for it

is
the number of a
man
; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

This temporary and dying attribute of the inner-world is what is ruled in chaos, and it has little understanding of higher ideals that reach beyond personal wants and needs so it is bound to the “Earth” or “Grave” level of understanding. The “Earth” man starts with Adam. He is the Golem of clay that starts the process of taking a lump of earth and raises it up to the image of a man. As men in the Bible represent knowledge, he becomes an ideal that is formed from the basic level of understanding and thus the Natural-Man is symbolically made of dust and when he dies he returns back into the dust of ignorance, from which he came.

Adam” is taken from “Adamah“. The ancient Hebrews used the term “Golem” to symbolize an anamorphic clay creature that is as a shapeless person that’s without reason or understanding. This is the Natural-Man that has no structure and dwells in the chaos of ignorance.
אֲדָמָה ʼădâmâh, ad-aw-maw’; from H119; soil (from its general redness):—country, earth, ground, husband(-man) (-ry), land.
Gen 2:7
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul (a living truth/i.e.: knowledge).
Symbolically this version of eating “bread” is the consumption of the understanding that comes through difficulties. This means it will be hard for you to understand without effort because the Natural-Self is void of higher reasoning by nature. Thus from “dust to dust” and not exceeding the grave.
Gen 3:19
In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

Looking Up: Heaven

But the Basic-Man of the Earth can find elevation by following the “Word” of God. This is the promptings of the Higher-Self calling to the Lower-Self to find elevation in understanding. The “Word” of God is “Truth“, and only TRUTH can raise the Lower-Man to find the elevation it seeks in understanding.

Jhn 17:17
Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
2Co 6:7
By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,
2Co 4:2
But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.

This is the pursuit of “righteousness” (correctness); to elevate the Natural-Man to a Man of God. This means that through Truth we elevate the image of a brute unthinking beast to an image of a god. This is all done by gaining the Higher-Faculties of reasoning.

Psa 82:6
I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
Rom 8:17
And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

Each Natural-Man that is born to the Earth level of the inner-world is an ideal that seeks to find its purpose in the greater order of truth. These ideals (men) function as conversations with other aspect of the self that interact with other ideals (men) to discover if they are true or false reasoning’s. A true reasoning will only follow a true God but a false reasoning will easily be swayed by the promptings of false gods.

The gods of the inner-world are perceptions of truth that lead your basic understandings (men), that were created in the Lower-Self to find a place of truth in the Higher-Self. But not all truths are actually true. A truth is only found to be true through its testing with an established order of reasoning. If it seeks to be lifted up for selfish reasons, it will most likely be found to be false and then not rise at all, but die in the grave of the Earth level of understanding. But an ideal that encompasses others as equals (Balanced-Ideals) to the self will often be found to be true, and thus ideologies that are mutually beneficial (Balanced) are often elevated to a state of higher understanding and reside in a place of perpetual living truths  called “Heaven“. (Eternal Truths = Everlasting Life)

Luk 10:25
And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
Luk 10:37
Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?
Luk 10:38
And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.

The Heaven of the inner-world is the sky that is unreachable from the baser-self. Only the higher identity can lead the animal brain into a man of reasoning and thus the “Man” of the inner-world is born and he follows the “God” of higher-understanding, or he is lead astray from the path of righteousness/correctness.

This calling to understanding changes the beast-animal, natural man into a reflection of the ideal heavenly man that resides beyond the veil of clouded obscurity, and thus the abode of Heaven is symbolically the outcome and promptings of the Ideal-Self that the Natural-Man tries to emulate through his endeavors to overcome his baser desires.

Looking Straight Ahead: Waters

So for these reasons the landscape of the inner-world is divided into two major parts by a third part. How does the Baser-Man transition from a Brute Beast into a Man of God? A medium of Self-Reflection is needed so that he may reflect into himself and see the truth that exists before him. This middle medium of two selves is identified as a “Firmament” that is symbolized as water and as a mirror in the sky.

There is no mirror in the sky. This is the symbolic mirror of the “world” (Cosmos: Divine Order: Also translated as “World” or “Universe”) This is the symbolic image of the “The reflection of truth”.
A.K.A. The Universal Mirror of Truth.
Gen 1:7
And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
Gen 1:8
And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
Job 37:18
Hast thou with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as a molten looking glass?

The “Waters” of Creation are divided on the second day in the Creation process (Gen 1:7). These waters are a medium of two truths. One truth is the reflection of the Natural-Man and the other is the reflection of the Higher-Man. This is God and Man both facing each other through one unified perspective. But as the image is reflected in a medium that is not always solid, it changes and distorts and the image gets despoiled by agitation, and thus the reasoning behind the image of “Water” being used as a symbolic reflecting medium.

Rev 4:6
And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.

Any upset in ones reasoning creates a disparity in the mental landscape and it shatters the image of truth of the True-Man that is reflected within the Universal Mirror of Truth, and the image of “God” is then lost by a fragmented self-image. For this reason we need to keep in mind that calmness is the key to seeing God reflected within us. We need to focus on the truth, so that the true image is easily seen in the calm reflecting waters of the spirit (a.k.a. clean conscience). And only once the Natural-Man can create a perfect reflection within the mirror, can he transcend the Beast-Self and clearly see the higher reasoning of the God-Self that dwells within.

Truth Incarnate

And thus the image of Christ is manifested in the inner-world as a perfect image of the true unified Self.

The perfect reflection of the True-Self is as Christ. In “Truth” we reflect God within and become as God in Understanding as Master or Lord of the Inner-World
1Co 13:12
For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know
even as also I am known.
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 (Truth).

The clear image of both God and Man is only unified by a bridge of the two waters within you. You see this bridge referred to many times in different forms; as Moses parts the sea, and as Christ walks of water, and as He calms the storms (within). We also see this revealed in Jacob’s dream of a stairway to heaven, or as angels ascend and descend upon Christ Himself (This is the image of transcending the Mirror).

The Bridge of the Spirit
Gen 28:12
And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.
Jhn 1:51
And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.

The Universal Mirror of Truth is the embodiment of living truths (Pure understanding). It is the great barrier that keeps the Natural-Man out of the Paradise of Peace of the Higher-Self. This same truth barrier is also manifested as a symbolic sword that blocks the way to paradise at the fall in the Garden of Eden.

The Sword of Truth is the key to bridging the Firmament. It is a two edged sword that represents the balance and divisibility of the two truths. If you depart from balance you are cut from the truth.
Gen 3:24
So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
Rev 1:16
And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.

The Embodiment of the Word of God is Truth, and it is the only key that allows us to transcend both sides of the reflection of the Inner-Man. Christ is the symbol of the authority you have gained over many lessons and trials that are detailed in the Bible, as a linear progression that is masked as stories of people in the Bible. Each life is secretly a step in that “Jacob’s ladder” to lift the spirit of consciousness to a higher plain of understanding.

When we learn to overcome the Universal Mirror of Truth, we unify both ends of the reflection of the Natural-Man and the Higher-Man and the True-Man is revealed as the God of the inner-world.

The transition from Apprentice to Master (Gaining Authority)
Jhn 15:15
Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

The secret of Christ is that He is the Authoritarian example of Living Truth within you. He is symbolically the Mirror-Self that is united into one whole image and that is no longer divided into parts. This image is only seen in clarity in a calm and clear mind that is without pretense or faulty expectations.

Transcending The Universal Mirror of Truth: The Word of God is Truth personified. (Christ)
Jhn 8:32
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Jhn 17:17
Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
Rev 22:1
And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God
and of the Lamb.
Rev 19:13
And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
1Jo 2:5
But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
1Jo 2:7
Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning.
Jhn 14:6
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

This crossing over is the typical misconception of the Christian religions that put in place the image of Heaven and Hell as the final destination for the Man who lived in either Righteousness or Sin. But as you learned earlier, these are both misconceptions, as they respectively mean Correctness and Mistake (to err). The Correct-Man (Righteous-Man) sees clarity in the mirror as it becomes focused, but the Man Without Understanding (Sinful man) only sees the error of his ways and focuses on the mistakes he makes and gets trapped on the wrong side of the mirror’s reflection. He cannot transcend from the Natural-Man into the Higher-Man. The Sinful Man is not evil per say, but he is trapped by a flawed self-image that is less than perfect and thus the “Waters” that constitute the mirror, boil in what most people attribute to Hell’s Lake of Fire.

Fire in the Bible is not an actual flame, but rather it is symbolic for an eternal flame of knowledge that tests everything to find its true content, by burning away the faults and by purifying that which is true. The pure things are then lifted up to a higher-state or lowered into a lower-state of understanding. These fires are vigilant and always burning because they are eternal truths. This means that clarity never changes. It doesn’t matter the situation; truth is always true. This is the same image of a never-changing eternal God in Heaven (Higher-Understanding). This means that each soul (psyche: The whole mind) of the inner-world is a truth that is tested by the fires of  true reason (i.e. as before the judgment seat of God). And it is either found worthy as either a pure ideal and it resides in Heaven as a pure understanding, or it is lost in an unresolved state of darkness (Ignorance) in a “Lake of Fire“. This just means that something is either a “good” idea or a “bad” one, where the idea is a balanced reflection of both the Higher-Self and the Lower-Self, or it is only relating to the Natural-Self (Beast). In simple terms it is either Self-less (nobly driven/i.e. symbolically as a king (Christ)) or Self-ish (Common driven/i.e. as the Beast (Devil)).

The Testing Fire
2Pe 3:7
But the heavens
and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
Rev 3:10
Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
Above and Below the Firmament
Rev 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.
Rev 20:15
And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
The resolution of Selfish Faulty Truths
Rev 19:20
And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
Rev 20:10
And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

Quiz in Clarity:

With all you have just learned in this post, can you understand the verses below?

Additional info:

  • Darkness is ignorance
  • Bread is understanding
  • Eye is perception
  • Dust is what is the constitution of the truth (Gold: Pure or Dirt: Basic)
Job 28:1 Surely there is a vein for the silver, and a place for gold where they fine it.
Job 28:2 Iron is taken out of the earth, and brass is molten out of the stone.
Job 28:3 He setteth an end to darkness, and searcheth out all perfection: the stones of darkness, and the shadow of death.
Job 28:4 The flood breaketh out from the inhabitant; even the waters forgotten of the foot: they are dried up, they are gone away from men.
Job 28:5 As for the earth, out of it cometh bread: and under it is turned up as it were fire.
Job 28:6 The stones of it are the place of sapphires: and
it hath dust of gold.
Job 28:7 There is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture’s eye hath not seen:
Job 28:8 The lion’s whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed by it.
Job 28:9 He putteth forth his hand upon the rock; he overturneth the mountains by the roots.
Job 28:10 He cutteth out rivers among the rocks; and his eye seeth every precious thing.
Job 28:11 He bindeth the floods from overflowing; and the thing that is hid bringeth he forth to light.
Job 28:12 But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding?
Job 28:13 Man knoweth not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living.
Job 28:14 The depth saith, It is not in me: and the sea saith, It is not with me.
Job 28:15 It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof.
Job 28:16 It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire.
Job 28:17 The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it shall not be for jewels of fine gold.
Job 28:18 No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies.
Job 28:19 The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with pure gold.
Job 28:20 Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding?
Job 28:21 Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air.
Job 28:22 Destruction and death say, We have heard the fame thereof with our ears.
Job 28:23 God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place thereof.
Job 28:24 For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven;
Job 28:25 To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters by measure.
Job 28:26 When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder:
Job 28:27 Then did he see it, and declare it; he prepared it, yea, and searched it out.
Job 28:28 And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

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Of Heaven and of Hell (Part 3)


Truth is often hidden in the details and understanding the root of a thing allows you to better relate to what has grown out from it. At the root of Christianity is the fear and hope for our salvation where the soul goes to a place of elevation or sinks into the earth. So perhaps a bit of understanding is needed to see how these two locations apply to you on a personal level.
Remember the entire Bible is secretly all about you and the world being built up within your mind from chaos to order. This is taking a brute beast and turning it into a man. So consider then the image of Hell and the symbols that have become an icon to modern believers.

Of Heaven

Is there a Heaven?

So if Hell is possibly not an actual place then what about Heaven? Surely this has to be real, right?

This mystery is a little harder to unravel as a physical location but as a mental process it is rather simple. But regrettably for those that have lost loved ones and think they look down on them from above there is a little heartbreak coming, as per the Bible, NO ONE HAS EVER BEEN TO HEAVEN BUT CHRIST.

Jhn 3:13
And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
Jhn 1:18
No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
Jhn 6:46
Not that any man hath seen the Father, save he which is of God, he hath seen the Father.
Deu 30:12
It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?
Pro 30:4
Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son’s name, if thou canst tell?
Rom 10:6
But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)
Eph 4:9
(Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
Act 2:34
For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,

Death is Ignorant Sleep

According to scriptures, from the start of time until now no one has ever been to Heaven… despite all the stories that proclaim Heaven is real because they have either seen it or experienced it. Remember many people also claim that they have seen Hell as well…. And yet no one has ever been in Hell or seen it because according to the Bible there is no consciousness in death.

Ecc 9:5
For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.
Ecc 9:10
Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.
Psa 146:4
His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.
Job also explains death as ignorant sleep:
Job 3:11
Why died I not from the womb? why did I not give up the ghost when I came out of the belly?
Job 3:12
Why did the knees prevent me? or why the breasts that I should suck?
Job 3:13
For now should I have lain still and been quiet, I should have slept: then had I been at rest,

But if no one has ever been to Heaven then what of Enoch, Elijah, Lazarus and the Thief?

In the Bible there are a few people that are typically expected to be in Heaven, but the Bible never says that they are in Heaven exactly.

Enoch

Enoch may or may not have seen death, and though this may be a translation error it also never says he went to Heaven after being carried away.

Enoch had a number of days alive on Earth
Gen 5:23
And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:
It does not say he died but that he was taken
Gen 5:24
And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.
Yet here it says he never saw death and was carried away
Heb 11:5
By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.

Elijah

2Ki 2:11
And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.

As per Elijah, there are 3 versions of Heaven, the Sky, Space and the Realm of God. Elijah could simply have been taken up into the sky and not have been taken into the Heaven that most think of.

Heaven: Shamayim: שָׁמַיִם
  1. heaven, heavens, sky
  1. visible heavens, sky
  1. as abode of the stars
  1. as the visible universe, the sky, atmosphere, etc
  1. Heaven (as the abode of God)

If he went to Heaven with God then the verses at the top of this page that were written and happened chronologically later that pertain to only Christ has been to Heaven would then be incorrect.

Lazarus

Luk 16:22
And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;

The story of Lazarus and the Rich Man (Click this link for more information) is most likely a parable, but he was not said to have gone to Heaven but to “Abraham’s bosom“, and yet Abraham too has not yet seen the prize to come.

Heb 11:13
These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

The Thief

Luk 23:43
And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day
shalt thou be with me in paradise.

At the crucifixion a thief found favor with Christ whom told him that he would be with Him in Paradise, but He did not say he would be with Him that day. After all, Christ spent 3 days in the grave before He rose again, so how could the thief be with Him that same day? Remember punctuation was only added centuries later and it was not a part of the original text of the time and so Christ easily could have said “Verily I say unto thee today, shalt thou be with me in paradise”. It’s the same as saying “I am telling you right now, that you will be with me in paradise (later)”. Not now but later.

When do we go to Heaven?

All of these subtle differences in understanding change everything that most people consider about death, the afterlife and when they arrive there, but as per Scriptures no one goes anywhere or has any understanding because they are all asleep until after Christ comes back.

1Co 15:51
Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
1Co 15:52
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
Death is Sleep: But we all change together
1Th 4:13
But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
1Th 4:14
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
1Th 4:15
For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
1Th 4:16
For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
1Th 4:17
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
1Th 4:18
Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

So is Heaven a real place? It’s hard to say… but the harder part to digest is that no one may ever go to a Heaven in the sky, and if they ever do they may not be there for very long because after Christ returns it seems we join Him in the “New Jerusalem” that descends back to the Earth.

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.
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.

…Hmm. One has to wonder, what has my church been teaching me my whole life? There must be something more to this greater mystery that even they are missing.

 

Perhaps they are. Stay tuned to see how this all plays out.

 

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Of Heaven and of Hell (Part 2)


Truth is often hidden in the details and understanding the root of a thing allows you to better relate to what has grown out from it. At the root of Christianity is the fear and hope for our salvation where the soul goes to a place of elevation or sinks into the earth. So perhaps a bit of understanding is needed to see how these two locations apply to you on a personal level.
Remember the entire Bible is secretly all about you and the world being built up within your mind from chaos to order. This is taking a brute beast and turning it into a man. So consider then the image of Hell and the symbols that have become an icon to modern believers.

Of Hell

Is there a Hell?

One of the main tools used to control many Christians is the fear of damnation in Hell, but did you know that the word “Hell” doesn’t exist in the Bible? The Bible uses the word “Hell” today to replace words like the grave (sheol: שְׁאוֹל) in the Old Testament or the valley of lamentation named Ge-Hinnom (gheh’-en-nah: γέεννα géenna) in the New Testament.

γέεννα géenna, gheh’-en-nah; of Hebrew origin (H1516 and H2011); valley of (the son of) Hinnom; ge-henna (or Ge-Hinnom), a valley of Jerusalem, used (figuratively) as a name for the place (or state) of everlasting punishment:—hell.

But there is one exception in the entire Bible that uses a term borrowed from the ancient Greeks, and that’s Tartarus (tartaroō: ταρταρόω). It’s only used once in the book of 2 Peter describing a place of darkness where the “angels that sinned” wait for judgment in darkness.

2Pe 2:4
For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;

But why are they in “Hell” and waiting for judgment? By today’s standards wouldn’t “Hell” be the place of final judgment and not a holding place? There are many such curiosities that seem to shroud a the entity known as “Hell” that don’t always add up to being a place of everlasting torment.

Eternity

Consider the concept of eternity for a moment. The best way to understand this number is by giving another example of something very large. We’ll use the words “Googol” and “Googolplex” to convey this point. Now this is not the search engine called “Google”. A “Googol” is a very large number that is a 1 with a 100 zeros after it. A “Googolplex” is a googol to the power of googol. Now this number is so big that if each zero in a googolplex was written on a piece of paper 1 inch each, that piece of paper would fill the entire known universe.

Now the reason I used the example of a googolplex is that this extremely large number is nothing in comparison to an eternity. It might as well be the number zero compared to a number that has no end.

Eternal Damnation

So why then would a God of love damn a person’s soul to an eternity for a mistake in judgment in a life that is far shorter in days than a googol?

1Jo 4:8
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
Jas 4:14
Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

We are flawed by design and our Creator knows this because we are the dust formed into His image and a mistake in a life as short as ours does not justify an eternity of suffering.

Psa 103:14 For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.

A parent that loves its child does not torture their child, especially without a chance for redemption. It does not take much chastisement or correction for even a simple person to see the error of their ways.

Ecc 12:7 Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.

So why then the image of a Hell found in so many stories and movies? Maybe it’s because the mind is a powerful thing with vast imaginings of wonders and horrors that thrill the senses. It is also easier to control an unruly person with threats of a torture that they can not escape. It’s like telling a child “Wait till your father/mother gets home” when they did something bad. The fear of the unknown is a great motivator to achieve the goal of discipline.

So is Hell a real place? I can not say, but logic would say that it does not. But if the world of the Bible is really an illustration of your mind then perhaps the darkness of Hell is the ignorance of the mind that can not see the light of clarity. After all, the word “Angel” only means messenger (or message). So then couldn’t a fallen angel in the darkness of Hell be a lost meaning that resides in ignorance?

Food for thought, but only you can decide on what you believe. However consider this, that the ancient Hebrews never believed in a Hell and they laid the foundation of the Bible.

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Of Heaven and of Hell (Part 1)


Truth is often hidden in the details and understanding the root of a thing allows you to better relate to what has grown out from it. At the root of Christianity is the fear and hope for our salvation where the soul goes to a place of elevation or sinks into the earth. So perhaps a bit of understanding is needed to see how these two locations apply to you on a personal level.

Remember the entire Bible is secretly all about you and the world being built up within your mind from chaos to order. This is taking a brute beast and turning it into a man. So consider then the image of Hell and the symbols that have become an icon to modern believers.

Of Hell

What do you we know of Hell as stated in the Bible?

It’s a place of:

  • Darkness
  • Lamentation
  • Gnashing of teeth
Mat 8:12
But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

But to understand these attributes it might help to understand their opposites, which gives a better understanding of Heaven.

Of Heaven

There is no Darkness in Heaven?

Rev 22:5
And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

There is no darkness in Heaven? This means there is no shadow and all is light? What if instead the light was not a physical light but rather the light of understanding. Ignorance is darkness and light is enlightenment. Enlightenment simply means that you can relate to a thing with clarity and this is the opposite of the darkness of ignorance.

Enlightenment: the state of having knowledge or understanding: the act of giving someone knowledge or understanding

Understanding a thing takes away the mystery that creates fear, but ignorance breeds images of dreed and foreboding and so we fear the darkness and all its perceived terrors.

Now also notice in the verses where it calls what we know as Hell “darkness”, it doesn’t use the word “darkness” alone. It calls it the “outer darkness”

Mat 8:12
But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

So what is the opposite of outer? That would be that which is exclusive in opposed to inclusive and thus “inner“, thus making the opposite of “outer darkness” become the “inner light“.

Inner Light:  a divine presence held to enlighten and guide the soul

Heaven is then inner light? This means that within yourself is Heaven.

Luk 17:21
Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

There is No Lamentation in Heaven?

Rev 21:4
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

The opposite of the weeping in Hell is peace and no more suffering.

Mat 8:12
But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Consider what does the soul suffer from? Is it physical pain or mental anguish? Emotional pain is simply mental regret. It is a pain that isn’t real but it feels real because our bodies tend to manifest what we think. So the image of Heaven is then the removal of mental suffering. Once again isn’t this telling us that Heaven is within us to some extent?

There is no Gnashing of teeth in Heaven?

Rev 22:2
In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

The gnashing of teeth is about biting; it’s not so much about anguish as it is about hunger. Truth is the fruit that we consume that replenishes the spirit. In other words if spirit is consciousness then it is truth that refreshes our minds and takes away the miseries of ignorance. By consuming truth we gain understanding and understanding is a sympathetic relationship of clarity to self and others. Understanding can only be found in a form of practical experience where the mind can relate a topic or situation to itself. It’s almost as if you can, by experience, know how to view and relate to a situation. We often use terms like “Walking a mile in her shoes” or “seeing the world through their eyes”.

Relating to a situation brings about a clarity that removes judgment because to see things from all views eliminates the need to find superiority because you are no better than anyone else because you see things exactly as they do, thus making you exactly like them. And one cannot be superior to one’s self but can only strive to grow and improve through it. So in by understanding a situation you gain an appreciation in which to grow through to a better self and better clarity. This struggle to remain in the light is the struggle to constantly become a better person.

Consider again the light verses dark. Darkness is ever presence and it takes no energy to create it. However light takes energy to create. You cannot have light without a constant fuel source to generate it. Once the fuel ceases the light ceases along with it and darkness returns and death takes hold.

Life vs Death

The drive to constantly become a better person is the epitome of life as just as with light you must consume fuel to grow or glow. The Bible uses the concept of consuming for a source of gaining elevation in understanding. Sometimes it wears the mask of a plant growing in the light of the sun where through consuming understanding we grow. And like a plant that is constantly planted and rooted in death, when effort and fuel is expended death takes back that which has no more drive to persist.

Life and death in the Bible are only analogies of a living truth and living soul that persists through effort or dies in weakness. The dead that are buried in scriptures are truths that did not find the elevation of the light and were buried in the ever persistent sleep of nothingness. But eternal life is a mind that is without sleep. A mind fully initiated and switched on. A soul that thrives in the light of reason is an eternal soul that cannot die because it has found peace in the light and makes its home dwelling by the side of God and forever hidden from the miseries that dwell outside the inner light.

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The Bible is Really 2 Books (Child & Adult)

The Bible is Really 2 Books (Child & Adult)

The Bible is really two books in one. One is the surface layer stories and the second is a mental map to a pure understanding that brings you peace of mind. The only problem is that one book is so easily seen that the other is lost because it takes a foundation to understand how it works.

The Bible is constantly referring to these two truths within it as a Child and a Man. The reference to a “Man” however has little to do with being male but rather it’s about having an adult or mature understanding of deeper truths.

1Co 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.

When you can learn to see past the stories at face value you can begin to see that they are really a series of stories designed to map out a path for you to follow to gain a higher understanding.

Look at these examples below to see how these two books create a parallel of worlds. One is physical story of people and places (Child view) and the other is a mental diagram of truth (Adult).

Bible Differences:
Child (Face Value) vs. Adult (Mental Insights)

City/Kingdom (Child View):
A Governing Cast System

City/Kingdom (Adult View):
A Supposition of Truth & Supporting Ideologies

Nations (Child View):
Nationalities & Contesting Territories

Nations (Adult View):
States of Mind & Overlapping Spheres of Influence

These two worlds of influence overlay each other on the pages of the Bible but they are seldom realized because we have all been taught to take the stories as being solely literal and without deeper meaning. Unfortunately this view has hindered the truth from being discovered and has left most Christian and Jewish religions in the dark because they only read the “Child” version of what is really being said. This leaves the greatest truth undiscovered and hinders the help it offers to humanity.

Method of loci

Once you learn to see the Bible as an instruction manual of enlightening truths you will begin to read it very differently. But you have to understand the foundation truths it’s built up on. Now as we discussed in the earlier posts that you are really the World of Creation that is being transformed from chaos into order but it’s not so easy to see how these dynamics in the Bible work.

The first trick is to understand that this is all about building up a construct of many truths that assemble into a greater whole. This world of the mind is being constructed in a linear fashion that starts with lineage of ideals depicted as the genealogy and line of Adam. Adam is the first clear concept that has been awakened from chaos and constructed from the dust into a golem of clay that is then molded like clay into the Creators image. This means that through truth our thoughts are molded into that of the understanding of God. So as God masters your outer world you imitate Him inside you through reasoning and gain Christ (Anointed authority of the Mind) within.

Col 1:27
To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
1Co 1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

Now this is not about piety, but truth. Piety to religious beliefs may sound like the right path but in reality piety will often lead you astray from the path of truth and it often gets you stuck in a false belief system that traps you in an unrealistic reality. Truth is a balance of ideals that keeps one centered in truth. We will look deeper into the ideals of truth later but for now let’s focus on the progressive process being detailed in the Holy Scriptures.

Ecc 7:16
Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself?
Ecc 7:17
Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?

Firstly, let’s imagine for a moment that the temples of the Bible are really symbolic for the construction of a perfect understanding in the mind. We’re going to call this building process of the construct of truth your “Mind Palace

For thousands of years the Ancient Greeks and Romans used a method called the “Method of loci”. This is a method of memory enhancement which uses visualization to organize and recall information. The Method of Loci often uses a metal journey through a place, a story, or a structure to recall a complex series of information. So imagine then that all the stories in the Bible are there to help you organize and recall a complex series of instructions and information. This process then lays out a foundation that you then build upon in your mind with many building blocks of truth.

For this reason Christ identifies Himself as both a physical and spiritual temple.

Mar 14:58
We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands.

The temple of the mind starts with understandings gained by the physical world that need to be reordered to see the truth hidden in all things and thus the physical Christ which is in the line of Adam (The clay man: Son of Man) is built up into a spiritual understanding of greater truths (Spiritual man: Son of God).

Spiritual is Mental

It might help to realize that the word “spiritual” is not about relating to religious values but it’s rather relating to the mental processes that can’t be touched. We often relate it to feelings of the heart but as you know the heart does not have feelings. It is only a symbolic location for an aspect of consciousness that can be felt. The feeling you get however is an electrical and chemical response to certain understandings.

If you feel happy it is likely because you feel you have something correct, if you are sad it is likely because you feel you got something wrong, but it often feels better to romance the belief that the heart generates feelings. But what the Bible is referring to with terms of “spirituality” is that it is the process consciousness and its pursuits of truth. When you eschew the physical and pursuit the spiritual you are giving up an old understanding gained by the physical world and gaining a new higher sense of priorities and insights within the mind’s palace.

In Summary

The Temple of God is built and torn down many times in the Bible. This is because it is the process in which your understanding grows from a child into an adult. You gain new insights that replace old insights but as you progress you often have to remove old temples to build new ones. This is much like the image of the Hindu god Kali, the goddess of death & destruction, in which old things must die to make way for the new.

So it is only when you can let go of the old man that a new man is born within. You let go of the old Adam to create the new Adam. Adam simply means man. This is not the person but the persona of truth that has grown through a lineage or line of many truths that tell a story so that you can grow from chaos to order, from dark to light, from ignorant to enlightened, from death to life.

So gain the eternal light and life of truth by letting Christ (Anointed authority of the Mind: Truth) reside within you. Build it up, tear it down and build it again.

Mat 21:42
Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
Luk 9:23
And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

With the insights you have just learned read the passages above and below and see if this lesson helped you to see more clearly the truths that it reveals.

Eph 4:20
But ye have not so learned Christ;
Eph 4:21
If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:
Eph 4:22
That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
Eph 4:23
And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
Eph 4:23
And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

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From Adam to Adam, Alpha to Omega

From Adam to Adam, Alpha to Omega

Changing Your Biblical Perception

Ever notice how certain parts of language work? Every idea seems to be compared to something physical. We “consume” knowledge and “chew it over” to ponder it, or we “run them over” in our mind. We “value” ideas by their worth, hence we use words like “value” as if ideas are equal to money. In fact there is little mentally that we don’t compare to some physical phenomena. Why? Maybe it’s because ideas are hard to quantify without a real world experience to describe them. And maybe it’s because we learn by our observations of the physical world and so we think in what we see.

The mind works in imagery and so we dream. Conscious thoughts are the invisible filtered mind at work that is reasoning things out. These thoughts are still based upon physical phenomena at their root, but since the conscious mind is more astute and the thoughts are more complex than the subconscious mind, it doesn’t need to rely on the root imagery that the thoughts were originally made from. But dreams are the unfiltered thoughts of the subconscious mind that are much less complex and rely heavily upon the root images to reason things out. In fact dreams are so real that, at times, it’s hard to tell the difference from a dream and reality.

This language of the mind that reasons with images is the core principal for reading the hidden aspects of the Bible. Once you understand the concept and how to interpret what it’s really saying it will transform you from the observer of the stories to the participant of their realities.

Remember the entire Bible is using allegories and parables to teach you deeper truths. The stories at face value are not the key. It’s the language of tongues you need to know to understand what’s really being said. This is not the gibberish you hear in some religious circles; this is an actual language of ideas as symbols. These symbols are using real life objects to paint deeper impactful concepts to help you heal from a life of ignorant thoughts.

The Life of an Idea as a Person

Consider the life of a thought as an example. The life of an idea emulates the life of a person perfectly.

Conception:

Like a person the life of an idea starts with a birth. We call this birthing process “conception” because it compares to the birth of a child.

Growth:

Once an idea is conceived it quickly grows from an adolescent concept unto a fully grown and mature ideal. For this matter you see very little mention of children going through an adolescent period in the Bible. The stories may start with a conception, but they generally skip or speed past adolescence and then hurry on to maturity.

Interactions:

Just like people ideas mingle with other ideas. They interact by the mind reasoning through how one thing relates to another. In this way a concept may determine its function better.

Adventures:

All ideas need to be tested to find their worth. They fight with competing principals, or they seek greater understanding. They find their truth and worth through their endeavors. In other words they find their value like a young man at the time would seek his fortune.

Relationships:

As a concept finds its value it then relates to itself on how this ideal should be used and so it marries or joins to the wisdom of self that is depicted as a woman in the Bible.

Parenting:

As an idea is applied to the self an understanding is formed and it gives birth to the next concept that will occupy the mind of the thinker. And thus a birth is conceived that will start the next step in the growth process of understanding. So each idea is now the parent of a new idea that was birthed by the process.

Death:

Once an idea has been fully realized and understood it reaches the end of its discovery process. We often use the term of “we laid that idea to rest” because we no longer need to think about something and so that concept dies. But once the idea has ceased the memory remains and so it becomes entombed in a shrine of the mind as a memorial (sepulchure: to remember). So all dead and buried people in the Bible are really fully understood ideals.

Afterlife:

The final judgment is the weighing out of the merit of each truth to see if it is worthy of the status as a higher ideal that can be elevated to a higher state of reasoning like an angel to guide other concepts, or is it heavy and sent down to the grave of darkness where it is found to be less than worthy of elevation. Light verses dark. A greater understanding verses a common knowledge. Something useful or simply just information.

Ghosts:

If an idea is not laid to rest as fully understood it can haunt your mind as an unresolved idea, or as a spirit. Often these spirits are lost at sea because the water is the primary concept for the process of consciousness. All people symbolically lost at sea in the Bible become symbolically as fish that are seeking the light of reason. Hence Jesus calls His disciples the “fishers of men” who bring lost souls unto the light.

Summary:

The entire Bible is the story of ideals that come into being through a process of enlightenment. One idea leads to another and this brings about a lineage of many truths that stack up upon each other. All these ideas are seen in the stories as people, but hidden in their names and in their journeys is a deeper truth about your process to self-discovery. This is the primary reason that each person (personal idea) is born, grows, tries, fails and rises up again. Few ideals are perfectly understood until they complete the challenges of the testing of the mind. This testing is called the “sun” because it tests all men (ideals) through the fires of reason. Each mental day is a trial in understanding whereby truth is uncovered as being either righteous or false.

Ecc 2:20
Therefore I went about to cause my heart to despair of all the labour which I took under the sun.
Rev 10:1
And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:

So keep in mind as you read the Bible that each person is more than a physical person and are really a spiritual or mental process that started from the first Adam until the last Adam. Adam means man (idea), the alpha and the omega, beginning and end. From Adam to Christ. The living and spiritual man. This is all about a lineage of truth that builds up the common mind (you) from a slave of ignorance unto a god of the inner world.

1Co 15:45
And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

It is only when you can master your understanding that you can relate to the one True God that masters the universe outside of you. And once you do you will then have Christ within (TRUTH, the universal mirror of God).

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.

The Tree of Life is Christ. This is the family tree of truth. It’s really a process of discovery that builds you up from ignorance to enlightenment and thus the WORD of God is the Family Tree of truth that grows within you. Christ is symbolic for you gaining the ultimate understanding within you.

1Co 13:12
For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

Christ = Wisdom is “The Truth” and the “Tree of Life” = Truth

Isa 11:10
And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious.
Isa 27:6
He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit.
Jer 17:8
For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
Pro 11:30
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.
Pro 3:18
(WISDOM) She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.
Rev 2:7
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

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SIN vs RIGHTEOUSNESS? RICH vs POOR?

Since the Bible is really about unlocking the mind from a bondage to sin, it might help to understand the word “SIN” that enslaves you. But to know what sin is it might also help to know its opposite called “RIGHTEOUSNESS”.

Religion tends to magnify common words to a higher standard and the original meaning gets lost to the new status of the word. But looking at the basic meaning will help clarify its purpose for unlocking the prison of the mind. So let’s take away all the pretense that religion has heaped up upon these words and look at them with new eyes.

Righteousness: Tsĕdaqah: צְדָקָה: justice, righteousness (prosperity): To be correct

Firstly the word RIGHTEOUSNESS simply means to be CORRECT. That’s it. It now means something more along the lines of being morally ethical, but it originally started out meaning to be correct.

Sin: chata’: חָטָא: to err, to miss the mark: To make a mistake

Today the word means an offense against religious or moral law (God’s law), but that’s not what the word originally meant. It simply means that you didn’t get it right! It means you somehow made a mistake. But just because you missed the mark it doesn’t mean that this is the end. In fact it is often the best starting point to understand what is correct.

Remember this is about your mind, and your mind is always trying to get things right. So falling short of perfection isn’t the end of the world. Its simply how we learn to navigate life’s more complicated mysteries. Chances are that you will make a lot of wrong turns before you make the right one. Sometimes you just keep trying till you get it right.

Most people don’t go out of their way to try to “Sin”. Most people aren’t innately evil either. They just make a lot of mistakes that unfortunately often come with consequences and guilt. So why then do we sin? Well, imagine if you were a rat placed into a maze and you had to find your way out or you would starve. In this case you would most likely make a lot of wrong turns before you found the way out of the difficult situation. No one gets it right the first time, especially if they can’t smell the proverbial cheese of what you seek. But once you have navigated a course that hasn’t changed you would most likely get it correct every time afterwards and thus you would then “walk the path of righteousness”. This then becomes the path of experience because experience is the key to understanding. But until you find the right path you will constantly fall into the path of sin. In other wards, you simply turned the wrong way because you didn’t know any better.

So why then do some people seem to make the same mistakes over and over? Perhaps it’s because they treat each new maze of problems in the exact same way as an old problem and don’t realize that each new situation (no matter how familiar it may seem) doesn’t have the same solution as other puzzles they have been in before. It’s often laziness that gets us into the most trouble because it takes effort to learn or pay attention to new things, so we often resort to what we know, even if we know they’re wrong. It’s often a case of it’s “close enough” and if “close enough” doesn’t get us there then we find ourselves, once again, missing the mark and find ourselves lost and blinded in the path of sin.

The Money Machine

Most people seem to miss a simple fact that the human brain is an organic calculating machine. We are literally living computers of a sort. Think about it, we are programmable, we run on a power supply, need to reboot to clear random access memories and we think only in percentages. To some this may sound a little insane but there is nothing you won’t do without first figuring out how much time and energy you will need to accomplish a task. You then consider the task against which outcome will bring you the best return for your investment. It’s all about the numbers.

Your mind works in a code of numbers. Everything thought is factored in a kind of currency. You use percentages of time, effort and energy and spend them to gain something in return. This is why the entire Bible follows a system of currency. Currency is truth by Biblical standards. The more riches you have the more information you possess. The less riches you have the more you desire to have some.

2Ch 9:22
And king Solomon passed all the kings of the earth in riches and wisdom.
Isa 45:3
And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.
Rom 11:33
O the depth of the riches
both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!

In the world of the mind food and money are now about to have a crossover, because to the mind it doesn’t know how to separate its metaphors. You see food is a means of acquiring what the system needs. “Consumerism” is a staple in modern times as well as a sign of wealth. We all love to acquire new things, but why? When we get something new we gain an intimate knowledge of the thing and then we are richer for all of our possessions. This is a case of life emulating art in that the metaphor for consuming stuff is the same as consuming information as riches. The more things you know the richer you are in mental currency.

Lazarus and the Rich Man

Let’s take a look at the examples of Lazarus and the Rich man to understand this crossover better. The poor man has nothing to eat and has no possessions, and the rich man has everything, but who is really most blessed?


Luke 16:19-31

19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:
20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that [would come] from thence.
27 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house:
28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

In this case the RICH man here is really your own belief system that is bloated with the pride of knowledge. It’s not that knowledge is bad, it that you think that you have everything all figured out and feel you are doing great. “I got this. I don’t need nuthin’“. But the beggar in the story is the ignorant part of yourself that is, in reality, the student that seeks to understand the truth, thus his name is illustrated as Lazarus.

Lazarus: ‘El`azar: אֶלְעָזָר: the support or help of God: Seeking help to gain higher understanding

Lazarus means the help of God, but the God of the inner world is our ideology of the perfect understanding. So then it is your higher understanding that seeks to know the truth in all things. So the gate in which the poor man lays is a means of transitioning from one state of understanding unto another understanding. But he is lame and can make no proper choices since your legs are the means of taking steps towards enlightenment. Without legs to stand on you cannot make an effort to understand and thus the student within is not faring well and is starving to know what is true, and thus you are vexed by the dilemma of impure thoughts that are symbolized as the dogs that lap at his wounds.

Dog: Kyōn: κύων: metaph. a man of impure mind, an impudent man

Now notice that the rich man is buried when he dies but the poor man is lifted up. This is the balancing of ideals as being a higher or lower concept. In this case pride is the rich man who is too full of self to find the elevation of understanding. It’s a case of the glass being too full to accept any new ideas. The rich man is then tormented by a thirst for truth that is symbolized as water. The rich man is also tormented by the flames of truth that test the mind to see if an ideal is pure or false. All men in the Bible are concepts that face a cycle of conception, testing and resolution that is symbolized as their death, where an idea is then “laid to rest” and entombed in the minds catacombs where it becomes as a memory.

So now we see that the rich man had once had a life of comfort but the poor man suffered. This is because our pride makes us feel special and we revel in our own greatness of understanding, and so the student within suffers to learn (Consume truth) but it can’t because all the mind’s resources are dedicated to feeding its own inflated ego and so it dies from a lack of intellectual nourishment.

The rich man then asks for Lazarus to help him but an expanse is set between them. This is because the two ideals of being prideful and ignorant cannot reside together in a balanced mind. You are either eager to learn or you are stagnant in an inflated self-pride. How then can the rich man find salvation for the self-imposed prison that this ideal has created for itself?

The rich man then asks Abraham to have the “Help of God” (Lazarus) go to his father’s house and teach his 5 brothers. As every man is an ideal, a father is then a progenitor of said ideals. In other words, each idea comes from somewhere, and so it comes from a foundation of truth that was previously laid out. So in this case the man is a concept that is related to other similar ideals (Brothers) that sprang forth from a similar foundational concept (Father). But the rich man is denied by Abraham. Why is Abraham the judge here and not God Himself? This is because we are still dealing with people being conceptions of the minds inner world. In this case then Abraham is the leading concept that decides the fate of another ideal. Abraham roughly means “Father of a multitude” but the truth of his name is a little more complicated than that. He was originally Abram which means “Exalted father” though this is not the full translation either. The name really means “Elevated father” (In other words it’s lifted up) and as you just learned that a father is a foundational idea, and so Abram is an elevated truth that has brought forth a nation of many solid truths, and thus he is the father of many as a Foundational Higher Principal that is now judging over a failed concept. It’s a dead concept and not a living truth.

Abraham: ‘Abram: אַבְרָם: exalted father: elevated father: The Foundation of Higher Principals

The failed concept is now dealing with its own faults and wishes to save any other related faulty beliefs from being scrutinized the same as it is. “Not everything I believe is wrong, is it?” you ask yourself. To which Moses is referred to as a means of guidance.

Moses: Mōÿsēs: Μωϋσῆς: drawing out: Seeking truth

The name of Moses means to “Draw out”. You may also know this as a “calling” to “draw out” or to discover the truth, since he was drawn from the water. Water is always symbolic of truth. You can consider water as being a flow of consciousness, and thus truth is drawn (Moses) from a river or a channeling of consciousness.

So then the rich man is really a faulty ideal that you have of “I know it already”, and this ideal caused your progress to suffer and it made you ignorant and sickly in spirit (In other words, it made you mentally deficient). But the truth in the end is that to endeavor to know is tried and found innocent of being faulty and is lifted up to a higher state of understanding. These truths are not buried in tombs and forgotten like failed ideals but are lifted up to a higher state of understanding and become living truths in which elevate other ideals that come along. These ideals become guides like Abraham and Moses, or the poor man named Lazarus that teaches us to seek truth rather than to rely on our own understanding. In other words, always be hungry to gain understanding and don’t become too full of yourself for believing that you already knowing the answer. Everything new is always new even if it seems like something you knew from before. You must hunger to understand or you too will find you have reached a “dead” end.

So the story of Lazarus and the Rich Man ends with a warning that comes to mean something like this.

“Bad ideals do not recognize they are bad even in comparison to ideals that were once thought to be bad but in reality were later discovered to be true.”

Basically the Rich man and his brother are all faulty concepts that can’t see the truth in what they are so they can not recognize the truth even if it rose from the darkness of the grave of ignorance into the light of reason as an enlightened truth. (I guess you could say “Stupid don’t know it’s stupid no matter how it’s pointed out”)

In Summary:

Not everything in the Bible is as it seems. It’s all really about creating and residing in state of higher understanding. We will revisit many of these concepts again later. We will also look into the metaphor of riches as a measure of understanding and food as a means of gaining experience through consuming truth. The main point of this post however was to teach that just as not everything is as it seems, so too is the image of sin and righteousness. They are not opposing beliefs but rather they are the challenge of finding the truth. We do however try to avoid the failings of sin because they can become a trap that is hard to escape from once you fall into it. It trips you up more often than not and ensnares you to a series of bad concepts that lead you astray from the correctness of thought. In other words, you are lead from the light of reason to follow bad ideals that keep you a slave to them. Once you stay rich in your beliefs you fail to see the truth and grow blind to the suffering you create to others and to yourself. A part of you starves each time you get puffed up in your pride of belief, and you will eventually suffer from this mistake by creating a chasm between where you are and the truth that eludes you. And believe me it is only truth that can save you from a hell of your own making.

Jhn 8:32
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

Do not suffer trapped in a place of faulty beliefs by thinking you have it all figured out. It is only when you realize that you are not perfect that you can begin to seek the answers you need and then it will be your sins that made way for you to discover righteousness as the truth in everything.

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