"Enter by the narrow gate;

for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction,

and there are many who go in by it.

Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life,

and there are few who find it."

(Matt 7:13-14 NKJ)

The Consecrated Life is the Path that leads to Wholeness -- and this Wholeness can only be brought about when the teachings of Yeshua/Jesus and TheWay becomes a mindset and lifestyle that develops the person and brings them to Completion.   In the parable of the prodigal son, the experiences in what is portrayed as the Far Country develops the son -- enables him to prevail and to rule over himself -- and it is this state of Completion within himself that permits him to return to the Edenic Kingdom of the Father.   Each and every person is presently evolving to this state of Completion and Wholeness in the Omega of Perfection, that will permit them to return to their True Source of Being.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vegetarianism

A Part Of The Consecrated Life

Did God Change His Mind?

"And God said, See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food. Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food; and it was so. Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very  good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day"

(Gen 1:29-31 NKJ).

Thou Shalt not kill

******* Thou shalt not kill *******  Man, Our Lesser Brothers In the Animal Kingdom, Or Do Harm To Any Living Being

"Do you not know that you are the temple of God

and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?"
(1 Cor 3:16 NKJ)

The Scriptures Are An Allegorical Portrayal Of The Temple We Must Build In Our Body


Moses Was Told

"See to it that you make everything

according to the pattern shown you on the mountain."
(Heb 8:5 NIV)

 
"For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said:

'I will dwell in them and walk among them.

I will be their God, and they shall be My people.'
Therefore 'Come out from among them and be separate,

says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you.'
I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters,

says the Lord Almighty"
(2 Cor 6:16-18 NKJ)

And he said to me,

"For two thousand three hundred days; then the sanctuary shall be cleansed."
(Dan 8:14 NKJ)


To Understand The Scriptures, The Higher Reality Of The Soul,

And The Mysteries Of The Kingdom, You Must First Cleanse Your Sanctuary,

And Build Your Body Into The Consecrated Living Temple: 
But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine,

and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way.
Now God had caused the official to show favor and sympathy to Daniel, but the official told Daniel,

"I am afraid of my lord the king, who has assigned your food and drink.

Why should he see you looking worse than the other young men your age?

The king would then have my head because of you."
Daniel then said to the guard whom the chief official had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah,
"Please test your servants for ten days: Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink.
Then compare our appearance with that of the young men who eat the royal food,

and treat your servants in accordance with what you see."
So he agreed to this and tested them for ten days.  At the end of the ten days

they looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food.
So the guard took away their choice food and the wine they were to drink

and gave them vegetables instead. To these four young men

God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning.

And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds.
(Dan 1:8-17 NIV)

Before You Can Begin To Form The Living Temple In Your Body-Vessel

You Must First Cleanse It With Your Diet.

If You Want To Understand The Visions And Wisdom Of David,

And Possess The Higher Knowledge Of TheWay

Then You Must Begin With The Cleansing Of Your Own Mind And Body

Do Not Kill: Man has been commanded not to kill -- and if he is to once again return and dwell in the Paradise of the Edenic Kingdom, to do no harm.   And what few people today realize is the fact that the Disciples of Yeshua (Jesus) who were of the Nazirene Vow of Consecration -- a Holy people who were set aside and touched not the dead -- not only condemned animal sacrifice, but were all vegetarians.    It is written of Jacob who people call James, the brother of Yeshua who is known today as Jesus -- and Jacob being the first leader of the Jerusalem New Covenant Community, that "He drank no wine or strong drink, nor did he eat meat" (Eusibius; Church History).   Of the disciple Matthew it is recorded: "Accordingly, the apostle Matthew partook of seeds, and nuts, and vegetables, without flesh" (Clement of Alexandria; The Instructor).   And in the writings of his disciple Clement, Peter is quoted as stating that "He drank no wine or strong drink, nor did he eat meat."    Epiphanius wrote that the Ebionites claimed that the disciple Peter "...abstained from that which had life in it and from meats, even as they do; and from all other food prepared from flesh" (Panarion 30.15.3 Bk I, Sec. II).   Thomas is spoken of as eating only bread and water (The Acts of Thomas).   While modern Christians don't understand why, there are very important spiritual reasons why the Brother and Disciples of Jesus were all vegetarians.  

The Bible: The oldest known complete copy of our Gospels is called the Evangelion Da - Mepharresh and in it we find Yeshua saying at Luke 21:34: "See that you do not make your minds heavy, to do this, never eat meat or drink wine."    Was this rejection of eating meat an anomaly?    There is overwhelming proof that important spiritual teachings such as this were removed from the Bible (see Bible Corruption).    Why was the Bible corrupted and important teachings removed?   As stated in the above article, the Gentile converts were too heathen in both their thinking and lifestyle, and the scriptures had to be corrupted in order to be of use to them.  

The Original Followers: The original Disciples and followers of Yeshua were called Ebionites (see Ebionites) -- and they were of the Nazirene Vow of Separation and Consecration (see Nazirene Vow).   In order for the later very pagan fourth century Church of Constantine to change and corrupt the original teachings, the original Disciples and followers had to be condemned as heretics.   Amongst the allegations against them by the Gentile Church was seen in the fact that they were called heretics, because it was said that they were Torah Observant.   Yet, they rejected all animal sacrifice, were strict vegetarians, and they rejected the literal interpretation of the Law of Moses which the Sadducees and Pharisees observed in outward rituals and traditions.   Quoting Epiphanius: The Ebionites "do not accept Moses' Pentateuch in its entirety; certain sayings they reject... stating Christ has revealed this to me, and will blespheme most of the legislation" (Panarion 30.18.7-9).   If is was true that the Ebionites "...blesphemed most of the legislation" because they rejected the outward ritual practices of the mainstream Jews, then their concept of being Torah Observant was very different than what people today understand.   Epiphanius then quotes the Gospel of the Ebionites/Hebrews where Yeshua/Jesus states: "I have come to destroy the sacrifices" (Panarion 30.16.5).   They were Observant of the Law -- but this was the Royal Law that is Spiritual.

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Why Were The Disciples All Vegetarians?

Those Who Eat Flesh Cannot Know The Mysteries of The Kingdom Of God

Higher Consciousness - The Negative Effects Of Eating Dead Flesh - Unity Church And Charles Fillmore

Theosophy - Cleansing The Body

Cleansing The Temple - Ellen G. White And The Seventh Day Adventists

The Final Temple - AskMoses.com - Fulfillment Of The Gospel

Animal Sacrifice - What Is The Religious Requirement?

The Nazirene Vow

Eyes To See - What Each Person Sees In The Scriptures Is in Accord With Their Own Spiritual Condition

The Mystery Of The Gospel - Esoteric Knowledge - Gnosis Is The Divine Manna Of The Kingdom

All Genuine Religions Are Spiritual And Gnostic

The End Times - Spiritual Coming Of The Kingdom Within  

Is It God Speaking, Or Demons That You Hear - The Plight Of The Defiled And Unclean

The Princes And Powers Of The Left And Right Hands Of God

The Authority Of The Left Hand

In Quoting The Law With Respect To The Left And Right Hand Powers of God

The Laws That Perfect Mankind - Cause And Effect

The Early Church On Predestination

The Prison - Why Knowledge Of The Laws Is Imperative - Why Jesus Taught Most People Dwell In A Spiritual Prison

The Call To The Wedding Feast

The Effects Of The Laws - The Chickens Come Home To Roost - The Laws That Imprison

The Secondary Effect Of The Laws - The Ignorance That Imprisons The Unsuspecting Multitude of People

The Outer Darkness Of Mind And Being - The Call

The True Prophet/Logos/Son Of God As The One Teacher

The Virgin Birth -- All Must Be Born From The Virgin To Enter The Kingdom Of God  

Born Again - The True Spiritual Objective Of Both The Law and the Gospels

The Essence Of Gnosticism - The Objective Of The Final Temple 

The Higher Reality Of The Soul - Our True Self

The Command To Know Thyself

 

 

 

Why Were The Disciples Vegetarians?

 

The Kingdom Within: While the teachings of what Paul called the entry-level simple faith were focused on belief, the more advanced purpose of the teachings of TheWay was the process of the transformation of the body-vessel of the flesh, in order to make it an acceptable Holy and Consecrated Temple for the Kingdom to come within (see Gate Of Eden).    When asked, Jesus said that the Kingdom will never come upon the earth in the manner that carnal men predict -- because it is within us (Luke 17:20-21).   It is from this perspective that the requirement in the Book of the Revelation is set before us in the words: "Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful" (Rev 21:27 NIV).  This same truth was expressed by Isaiah where it is written: "And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness. The unclean will not journey on it; it will be for those who walk in that Way; wicked fools will not go about on it" (Isa 35:8 NIV). And this same truth is expressed in the words of Jesus when he warned: "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it" (Matt 7:13-14 NIV). The "narrow gate" that Jesus speaks that we must open in order for us to be born into the Kingdom, has its parallels in the birth canal that serves as the gate that each of us has emerged through when we physically entered into this present world.  That the next stage of birth has its similarities, is merely the result that all realities are designed in accordance with the same Divine Pattern of Creation.

The Mature Are Taught Directly By God: Christians fail to comprehend both the inner meaning of the Gospels, as well as the Kingdom within us, because they selectively read only certain verses in the scriptures, and ignore what is inconvenient and/or, they do not understand.   The works that Paul condemned, were the ritual observance of the Law.   In the same way that Yeshua said that the righteousness of his followers must greatly exceed that of the Pharisees -- "For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven" (Matt 5:20 KJV).   The key is in the fact that an entry level system had to be instituted, for the purpose of converting the Gentiles and the people's of the world.   In much the same way that a first grade elementary school student studying the fundamentals of basic math cannot even begin to comprehend advanced calculus, geometry and physics, neither were the Gentiles who were immersed in pagan worship, even prepared to understand the spiritual concepts and higher realities presented in the (allegorical) Gospels and New Testament scriptures -- most of which were later corrupted and/or suppressed or destroyed by the Church of Rome (see www.BibleCorruption.com ).   In Romans 11:24, Paul speaks of the Gentiles as branches of a "wild olive" that was in the process of being “grafted into a cultivated olive tree” (NIV).  It is important that we take note that in his words, there is no suggestion that there was a flaw in the cultivated olive tree -- which he defines as Israel.  Only that God wanted to bring this spiritual cultivation to the Gentiles in order that they would be given the opportunity to turn from their Pagan and Heathen ways, and enter into the Kingdom.  In not being a part of the cultivated spiritual foundation of Spiritual Israel, they had to be a people of faith -- faith that God would look kindly upon them, and graft them into the cultivated olive tree of Israel.  

From a biblical perspective, the Apostle declares that the Gentile believers should view the Jews almost as heroes who were sacrificed for the sole benefit of the non-Jewish converts.  The Apostle clearly states that the very Hand of God gave the Jews over to a reprobate mind for the benefit of the Gentiles.  Moreover, from a biblical perspective, the modern Christian should have good reason to believe the Apostle's words, and literally “Do not be arrogant, but be afraid” (Rom 11:20 NIV).  Why?  Why would the Apostle warn the Christian they should be afraid?   If all that was necessary was to call upon the name of the Lord, and salvation was thereafter guaranteed, then there would have been absolutely no reason for Paul to warn the Christians to be afraid -- lest, they will not be spared.   Yet, because the modern Church has been shackled by the spiritual folly of Martin Luther which has attempted to render the Law null and void -- without any understanding of the inner spiritual meaning (see An Inconvenient Truth) -- this is an important question for the modern believer to understand the reality that Paul is presenting.  If the believers were saved by faith apart form their actions and lifestyle, then Paul never would have warned them to "be afraid”!    And why should those who call themselves Christian be afraid?   They should be afraid because of the violation of the covenant with God when the Gentile converts ignored the warning of the Apostle: “For if God did not spare the natural Jewish branches, he will not spare you either… Otherwise, you also will be cut off” (Rom 11:21-22 NIV).    And thus, because the Gentile Church totally ignored this warning, they have by their own actions consigned themselves to the abyss of a Spiritual Diaspora -- i.e., cut off from the knowledge and reality of the Kingdom.   And it is these words that are applicable to the majority of the Christian world today: "...Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?' And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'" (Matt 7:21-23 NKJ).

In the same way that the Jews believed they were the chosen people, merely by being Jews -- and became offended when Jesus told them the truth -- the Christians profess they are saved, merely by believing the dogma of the institutionalized Church and calling themselves Christians -- and like the carnal Jews, they become offended when they are told the truth.   It is a fact that every one of the popular doctrines which the modern Church embraces, has been openly rejected and condemned in the New Testament (see The Ten Minute Test).   Unlike the Jews in the time of Jesus, though, the Christians believe that they are above the Laws of God -- and in the rejection of the most fundamental of biblical principles, they continually embrace the lawless idea that they do not even need to be concerned about the warnings of both Jesus and the Apostles.  In fact, in the manner in which Christians have conducted themselves since the Jews were sacrificed, and the Gospel was preached to them, Christians have ignored the most crucial warnings of the Apostle Paul as being ignorant, and have expected Jesus to repent from the spiritual concepts that he taught that are revealed in the Gospel accounts. 

In the outreach to the Gentiles, concessions for their heathen ways were made.  Thus it is written that after conferring with the Holy Spirit, Jacob/James stated: "So that the rest of mankind may seek the Lord, even all the Gentiles who are called by My name, says the Lord who does all these things.' Known to God from eternity are all His works. Therefore I judge that we should not trouble those from among the Gentiles who are turning to God, but that we write to them to abstain from things polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from things strangled, and from blood" (Acts 15:17-20 NKJ).   Thus, in order to ease the transition of "...the Gentiles who are turning to God", different requirements were set up for the entry-level believers of the simple faith.   And in the same way that we have primary schools for children who are yet too immature, so too were the teachings of the simple faith promoted among the Gentiles who were yet too carnal to understand the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of God (see Why God Speaks In Enigmas).   And thus, Paul states: "However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature" (1 Cor 2:6 NKJ) -- and those who were mature in the teachings of TheWay, have prepared themselves to undergo the necessary spiritual transformation that enables them to be Taught directly by God -- i.e., "It is written in the prophets, 'And they shall all be taught by God.' Therefore everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me" (John 6:45 NKJ).   But in order for this transformation to be brought about in the life of the mature Disciple, the lower nature mush undergo the process of Alchemical Transmutation -- and this is why Paul states: "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature" (Col 3:5 NIV). To the degree that Paul warned: “For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live” (Rom 8:13 KJV). 

More Spiritual Scriptures Were Never Given To The Gentile Converts: Even in the first to second century, the Gentiles had corrupted the scriptures that had been given to them (see Bible Corruption).   And thus, because of this corruption of the written word, and the inability of many of the Gentiles to mature beyond the entry-level, and embrace the necessary process of spiritual transformation, the more important scriptures were never placed in their hands.   An important truth is contained in the Epistle of Peter to James where it is stated:  "Hear me, brethren and fellow-servants. If we should give the books to all indiscriminately, and they should be corrupted by any daring men, or be perverted by interpretations, as you have heard that some have already done, it will remain even for those who really seek the truth, always to wander in error.   Wherefore it is better that they should be with us, and that we should  communicate them with all the fore-mentioned care to those who wish to live piously, and to save others."

The first question that a modern believer would ask is why Peter and Jacob/James would state that if the teachings were corrupted, that "...those who really seek the truth, always to wander in error?"   If, as modern Christians preach today that man is saved by mere faith and belief, isn't that all that is required?   While that is all that is required of the entry-level believers of the simple faith, the Spiritual Elders were required to remove the carnal beam from their own eyes, so they would "learn from the Father", and dwell upon the earth as a Consecrated Living Temple of the Most High.   

 

Those Who Eat Flesh

Cannot Know The Mysteries of God

They Cannot Enter The Inner Kingdom

There still exists scriptures that contain many of the original teachings that were removed from the Bible (see Bible Corruption).    And in such scriptures as the Gospel of the Nazirenes (see Gospel), it is taught that those who defile their body-vessel with the flesh of slain beasts, cannot learn of know the Mysteries of God. Thus, Yeshua is asked: "And again that one asked, If anyone comes to us who eats flesh and drinks strong drink, how shall we receive them? And Yeshua said to him, Let such a person abide in the outer court until they cleanse themselves from these grosser evils; for till they perceive, and repent of these, they are not fit to receive the higher mysteries."   Why can't they be permitted into the inner core of the Congregational Body of Messiah/Christ?   Because their minds are incapable of contemplating the Mysteries of God by virtue of the polluted body-vessel -- and therefore, the necessary spiritual transformation cannot be brought about.   And this is further demonstrated in the words of Jesus as preserved in the Gospel of the Nazirenes: And Yeshua said to them, "They, whose hands are stained with blood, or whose mouths are defiled with flesh, or they who partake of benefits which are gotten by wronging one of God's creatures, cannot be righteous; nor can they touch holy things, or teach the mysteries of the kingdom."

Even among the Gentile converts, the earliest of Christians abstained from the eating of flesh.  The Church Father Irenaeus recounts how, when the followers of Jesus were accused of cannibalism with respect to the eating of the Lord's body and drinking his blood, the martyr Blandina replied: "How should those persons endure such accusation, who, for the sake of the practice of piety, did not avail themselves even of the flesh that was permitted them to eat?"  In like manner St. Jerome wrote: "The eating of Flesh Meat was unknown up to the big flood, but since the flood they have the strings and stinking juices of Animal Meat into our mouths, just as they threw in front of the grumbling sensual people in the desert (Essenes). Jesus Christ, who appeared when the time had been fulfilled, has again joined the end with the beginning, so that it is no longer allowed for us to eat the Flesh of Animal Meat."   In total agreement St. Basil wrote: "The steam of Meat meals darkens the Spirit. One can hardly have virtue if one enjoys Meat meals and feasts. In the Earthly Paradise, no one Sacrificed Animals, and no one ate the Flesh of Animal Meat."   Clement of Alexandria in like manner explained: "Sacrifices were invented by men to be a pretext for Eating the Flesh of Animals."  

Unlike the carnal Jewish sects of the Sadducees and Pharisees, Spiritual Israelites (Essenes-Ebionites-Nazirenes) who were the true people of the New Covenant, were always vegetarians.   If the objective of the teachings of The Way is to return the prodigal son to the Kingdom from which he originally emerged, then he must live in the manner of God's original vision, and do no harm to any living creature.   With respect to the above verses in the Book of Genesis, the Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament writes: "From this it follows, that, according to the creative will of God, men were not to slaughter animals for food, nor were animals to prey upon one another; consequently, that the fact which now prevails universally in nature and the order of the world, the violent and often painful destruction of life, is not a primary law of nature, nor a divine institution founded in the creation itself, but entered the world along with death at the fall of man, and became a necessity of nature through the curse of sin. It was not till after the flood, that men received authority from God to employ the flesh of animals as well as the green herb as food (Gen 9:3); and the fact that, according to the biblical view, no carnivorous animals existed at the first, may be inferred from the prophetic announcements in Isa. 11:6-8; 65:25, where the cessation of sin and the complete transformation of the world into the kingdom of God are described as being accompanied by the cessation of slaughter and the eating of flesh, even in the case of the animal kingdom."   

What the Keil & Delitzsch Commentary clarifies is the fact that if man is to return to the Kingdom, then he must inflict no harm upon any living creature.   This is one of the main tenets of what is referred to as the Royal Law of the Most High.  With respect to the above verses sited at Isaiah 11:6-7, Keil & Delitzsch Commentary writes: "There now reign among irrational creatures, from the greatest to the least -- even among such as are invisible -- fierce conflicts and bloodthirstiness of the most savage kind. But when the Son of David enters upon the full possession of His royal inheritance, the peace of paradise will be renewed, and all that is true in the popular legends of the golden age be realized and confirmed. This is what the prophet depicts in such lovely colours. The wolf and lamb, those two hereditary foes, will be perfectly reconciled then. The leopard will let the teazing kid lie down beside it. The lion, between the calf and stalled ox, neither seizes upon its weaker neighbour, nor longs for the fatter one."   

Unlike the Old Testament, in the New Testament there is the very clear and open declaration that the Kingdom of God will never come upon the earth as carnal men expect, because it already exists within us (Luke 17:20-21).   The objective, then, of the teachings of The Way, was to prepare carnal man for the next stage of birth that will enable him to gain access into the inner Kingdom.   In order to accomplish this, he must live his life in the manner of God's original vision, and inflict no harm upon any living creature.   This requirement which was very clearly presented in the scriptures in their original form, was altered and removed from our Bibles by the Gentiles and Pagan Church of the Roman Empire. 

Perhaps the most clear explanation was given by Jesus in the thirty-third chapter of the Nazirene Gospel where he taught: "Jesus was teaching His disciples in the outer court of the temple and one of them said to Him, Master, it is said by the priests that without shedding of blood there is no remission. Can then the blood offerings of the laws take away sin? And Jesus answered, No blood offering, of beast or bird, or man, can take away sin. For how can the conscience be purged from sin by the shedding of innocent blood? Nay, it will increase the condemnation. The priests indeed receive such offerings as a reconciliation of the worshippers for the trespasses against the Law of Moses; but for sins against the Law of God there can be no remission, save by repentance and amendment. Is it not written in the prophets, Put your blood sacrifices to your burnt offerings, and away with them, and cease from the eating flesh. I did not speak to your fathers nor commanded them, concerning these things, when I brought them out of Egypt. But this thing I commanded saying, Obey my voice and walk in the ways that I have commanded you, and you will be my people, and it shall be well with you. But they did not listen, nor inclined their ear. And what doth the eternal command you, but to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with your God? Is it not written that in the beginning God ordained the fruits of the trees and the seeds and the herbs to be food for all flesh? But they have made the house of prayer a den of thieves, and for the oblation with incense, they have polluted my altars with blood, and eaten of the flesh of the slain. But I say to you, shed no innocent blood nor eat flesh. Walk upright, love mercy, and do justly, and your days shall be long in the land".

What Yeshau is teachings is that if we wish to dwell in the Paradise of our Creator God, and inherit the promise of eternal life, then we must live in the manner that God intended when mankind dwelled in Eden. We must do no harm to any creature -- we must cease to do evil -- and we must "do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with our God". And if you say that such a thing is impossible -- that you cannot live your life in this manner -- then your soul has eternity to aimlessly wander this world of suffering, death and pain, until which time you desire to enter into the Paradise that awaits you.

Natural man often has great problems when he attempts to embrace such a manner of life. He reasons: The animals were put here for me to eat. The problem is that because he is ruled over by the beasts of his lower animal nature -- i.e., carnivores -- he craves the blood, flesh and fat of slain beasts.  In scripture, the good animals are always portrayed as vegetarians that inflict no harm upon any other creature -- i.e., the lamb -- and if we are to make any progress in following in TheWay, we must convert the lower nature within us from a beast, to a subdued companion that supports our quest of higher consciousness.   We cannot even begin to accomplish this transformation while our physical bodies are the tombs of dead animals.   Why is this truth not more clear in our Bibles today: It is near impossible for carnal, sensually driven men not to eat the flesh of slain beasts.   In like manner, the teachings of The Way were unacceptable to the Gentile-heathen world, so they simply eliminated what was objectionable in the scriptures they inherited from the holy men of Spiritual Israel.

Modern Christians often point to the biblical verse where the Pharisees ask Jesus: "Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? They don’t wash their hands before they eat!" (Matt 15:2 NIV) -- and the answer of Jesus that after being edited by the later Church, appears to affirm that Christians were not required to observe the dietary restrictions in the Old Testament: "What goes into a man’s mouth does not make him ‘unclean,’ but what comes out of his mouth, that is what makes him ‘unclean… Don’t you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body? But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these make a man ‘unclean.’ For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander. These are what make a man ‘unclean’; but eating with unwashed hands does not make him ‘unclean’" (Matt 15:11-20 NIV).

Regardless of the fact that what is being presented here is true -- the question remains, is it the whole truth? What should make us question the completeness of what is being presented, and give us an immediate clue that these verses have been edited and corrupted in order to reflect Gentile Pagan religious concepts, is the fact that we know the author of this scripture -- i.e., the Apostle Matthew -- was himself a vegetarian, as seen in the words of Clement of Alexandria: "Accordingly, the apostle Matthew partook of seeds, and nuts, and vegetables, without flesh" (Clement; The Instructor).   In view of the fact that from an historical perspective, Matthew was a common tax collector before being called as a disciple, that Matthew became a strict vegetarian as a disciple, means that he learned this as a necessary element of the teachings of TheWay.

That the New Testament in like manner condemned the eating of flesh is seen in the Gospel of the Nazirenes, where we can see what the original message that Jesus taught conveyed to the reader: "And Jesus said, ‘Well has Moses commanded you to be clean, and to keep your bodies clean, and your vessels clean, but you have added things which ofttimes cannot be observed by everyone at all times and in all places. Hear me therefore, not only unclean things entering into the body of man defile the man, but much more do evil thoughts and unclean things which pour from the heart of man, defile the inner man and others also. Therefore take heed to your thoughts and cleanse your hearts and let your food be pure. These things ought you to do, and not to leave the others undone. Whosoever breaks The Law of Purification of necessity, are blameless, for they do it not of their own will, neither despising The Law which is just and good. For cleanliness in all things is great gain. Be not therefore followers of evil fashions of the world, even in appearance; for many are led into transgression by the outward seeming, and the likeness of evil" (NG 43:13-16). Thus, the original words of Jesus paint an entirely different picture than the corrupted texts (see http://BibleCorruption.com ) of our modern biblical translations.

God-Fearing Jews!!!   Further confirmation that the original people of the New Covenant ate no flesh foods is seen in the Clementine Homily 7, chap 4, where it reads: “Wherefore, as then ye were deceived by the forerunner Simon, and so became dead in your souls to God, and were smitten in your bodies; so now, if you repent, as I said, and submit to those things which are well-pleasing to God, you may get new strength to your bodies, and recover your soul’s health. And the things which are well-pleasing to God are these: to pray to Him, to ask from Him, recognizing that He is the giver of all things, and gives with discriminating law; to abstain from the table of devils, not to taste dead flesh, not to touch blood; to be washed from all pollution; and the rest in one word, — as the God-fearing Jews"   Equally important is the reference to what Peter portrays as God-fearing Jews, in contradistinction to the sectarian Jewish sects portrayed in the New Testament as Jews of the flesh -- i.e., the Sadducees and Pharisees.

 

 

 

 

Higher Consciousness

The Effects Of Eating Meat

The Development And Activation

Of Man's Innate Spiritual Essence

  Charles Fillmore And Unity Church

 

Charles and Myrtle Fillmore were the co-founders of what has come to be known as Unity Church (see Unity).   And while Unity Church is not Ebionite, as can be seen in the following, the co-founders of Unity Church had much in common with TheWay which the Ebionites embraced.   For years Charles Fillmore walked the path of an inner search for Truth and the Kingdom.   He was a deeply religious man who fervently studied the scriptures in search of Truth.   And while Charles Fillmore began his journey as a meat eater -- very much believing that what you put into the body had no effect on mind and spirit -- somewhere in his journey along TheWay he became cognizant of the fact that his meat-based diet was inhibiting his spiritual progress.  In the above quotation of Jesus on the sin of eating flesh and its relationship to seeking the knowledge of the Mysteries of God, the witness of Charles Fillmore verifies both my own witness as to why the Ebionites and Disciples of Jesus were all vegetarians, as well as the experience of others associated with these teachings.   And while it can be demonstrated that no connection whatsoever exists between Charles Fillmore and the Ebionites -- and neither authority would promote the idea that vegetarianism in and of itself is the answer in totality -- both sources independently confirm the relationship between a purified body-mind and mans' search for Truth.  What they are saying is that, in order to begin to receive the higher revelation and knowledge of the Mysteries of God, the mind of the seeker must begin to undergo the process of spiritual transformation which will permit the person to transcend the limits of the organic physical body, and begin to develop those latent areas of the mind that don't correspond to the physical, and are able to interface with man's higher soul and spiritual reality.    In Charles Fillmore's own words he tells of his struggle to embrace the innate spiritual, while still eating a meat-based diet:  

I have in years of experiment tested the effect in mind and body of meat-eating and non-meat-eating, and I feel that I am more competent to judge of the effects than one who theorizes about the question.

Some sixteen years ago [i. e., 1887] when I began the study of Truth I was told that it made no difference what I ate if I was in the right thought. This seemed to prove true up to a certain point in my experience. While my spiritual development was confined to the conscious mind there seemed no special need of food discrimination. But gradually a new phase set in. I found that I was having vibrations in the sympathetic nerve centers — the subconscious mind was being quickened, and I was becoming a conscious vital battery. The vital currents gradually grew stronger and stronger until I could hardly control them. Appetite, passion, emotion, etc., were greatly increased. Then my prayers for guidance were answered and a system of communication set up with the higher realms of consciousness. I was shown that the food that entered the organism had to pass through a process of regeneration every day before it was in condition to be built into the new body of Christ. Just how to carry on this regenerative process in the various subconscious centers was also shown, and here is where I discerned the effects of food in body building.

The vitalizing element in food is contained in the cell, which may be termed a mind battery vibrating with intelligence, force, and substance. These elements are present in the living cell — dead cells are those in which intelligence and force have withdrawn and inanimate substance only remains. Man appropriates these cells and they become part of his consciousness according to his capacity to use them. Those who have not developed the capacity to consciously regenerate the cells get but a small part of their energies. (First published in the October 1903 issue of Unity Magazine, Volume 19, number 4)

On the process of transforming the body in order to enable it to begin to accommodate man's innate higher soul and spiritual natures, Charles Fillmore wrote: "I can say about flesh eating that the Spirit has shown me repeatedly that I could not refine my body and make it a harmonious instrument for the soul, so long as I continued to fill it with the cells of dead animals" (The Vegetarian, May, 1920).   And thus, when Yeshua/Jesus states in the Gospel of the Nazirenes (see Gospel) "And again that one asked, If anyone comes to us who eats flesh and drinks strong drink, how shall we receive them? And Yeshua said to him, Let such a person abide in the outer court until they cleanse themselves from these grosser evils; for till they perceive, and repent of these, they are not fit to receive the higher mysteries." -- it is not that the knowledge of the Higher Mysteries are being held back -- but rather, that those areas of the mind that vibrate at the higher frequencies and are able to receive and manifest the knowledge of Higher Mysteries, remains undeveloped in those people who consume a meat-based diet.   And while Charles Fillmore was a man of extraordinary faith and belief, he could in no manner begin to move onto a higher plane of understanding and spirituality, untile he first ceased to fill his body with the flesh of slain beasts.   Again, as stated in the Gospel of the Nazirenes: And Yeshua said to them, "They, whose hands are stained with blood, or whose mouths are defiled with flesh, or they who partake of benefits which are gotten by wronging one of God's creatures, cannot be righteous; nor can they touch holy things, or teach the mysteries of the kingdom."

Did Charles Fillmore do as Yeshua/Jesus commanded?   Judge for yourself.   We must first ask the question: In the parable, what keeps the prodigal son an almost prisoner to what is portrayed as the "citizen... of the far country"?    The answer is that because he has squandered away his inheritance which has become lost in the "far country", he is no longer himself Complete -- and is only functioning at a greatly suppressed organic level of consciousness.   In fact, it is because the natural organic consciousness of man is functioning at this suppressed level of awareness which in the parable of the Wedding Feast is portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and consciousness (see Outer Darkness), is the very reason why Paul warned that the believers of the simple faith would look upon the Mysteries of God as "foolishness" (see Mysteries Of the Gospel).   In Paul's own words he states:  “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Cor 2:14 NKJ).    Paul then goes on and warns these believers of a natural organic mind who were baptized and dedicated to Messiah/Christ: “And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to babes in Christ” (1 Cor 3:1 NAS).   Thus, these believers could only be taught the doctrine of Jesus Christ and him crucified (1 Cor 2:2), because they were not yet spiritual men -- but rather, they were men of an organic flesh consciousness, and still very much “babes in Christ”.   Paul then explains what he was able to teach them: “I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able” (1 Cor 3:2 NAS).   What should be troubling to the modern believer is that Paul openly admits that the baptized and confirmed Christians at Corinth -- people who had accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior and received the gifts of the laying on of hands and speaking in tongues -- people who were not taught by preachers and priests, but the Apostle himself -- were not yet able to understand and comprehend what Paul referred to as the Mysteries of the Gospel of God. 

On the web site at Divine Strategery ( http://DivineStrategery.com ), there are many good reasons why the people of this world are unable to possess the knowledge of their true soul-reality and nature -- i.e., which inhibits them from possessing that Sacred Knowledge which is called Gnosis, Divine Manna of the Knowledge of the Kingdom.   Moreover, because organic man is only functioning with less than 10% of his potential of mind, it is impossible for him to comprehend his own higher soul reality.   And since without transformation, carnal man would squander away additional Light if it were given to him from On High, the soul-self of each person denies the person they are in this world the necessary Light and energy (vital life-force) which is essential to even begin to empower these higher aspects of mind and being that Charles Fillmore speaks of in the above Unity article.     When Jesus condemned going to the teachers of this world -- and stated to his disciples that there was only One Teacher -- this Inner Teacher was called the True Prophet (see True Prophet) by his Ebionite Disciples.   Thus, this reality is especially demonstrated in the Recognitions of Clement, where St. Clement quotes the teachings of the Apostle Peter.   In chapter 59, under the heading of The True Prophet, Clement quotes Peter and writes: “But I would not have you think, that in saying this I take away the power of judging concerning things; but I give counsel that no one walk through devious places, and rush into errors without end. And therefore I advise not only wise men, but indeed all men who have a desire of knowing what is advantageous to them, that they seek after the true Prophet; for it is He alone who knoweth all things, and who knoweth what and how every man is seeking. For He is within the mind of every one of us, but in those who have no desire of the knowledge of God and His righteousness, He is inoperative; but He works in those who seek after that which is profitable to their souls, and kindles in them the light of knowledge. Wherefore seek Him first of all; and if you do not find Him, expect not that you shall learn anything from any other. But He is soon found by those who diligently seek Him through love of the truth, and whose souls are not taken possession of by wickedness. For He is present with those who desire Him in the innocence of their spirits, who bear patiently, and draw sighs from the bottom of their hearts through love of the truth; but He deserts malevolent minds, because as a prophet He knows the thoughts of every one. And therefore let no one think that he can find Him by his own wisdom, unless, as we have said, he empty his mind of all wickedness, and conceive a pure and faithful desire to know Him. For when any one has so prepared himself, He Himself as a prophet, seeing a mind prepared for Him, of His own accord offers Himself to his knowledge”.

 

What does Peter say to us in these words? That the  True Prophet “is within the mind of every one of us”.   This concept is Spiritual -- and is the foundation of the Living Church that the Lord inaugurated.   But unless you live the Consecrated Life as a Disciple of TheWay -- and seek the Divine Manna of the Inner Kingdom -- you cannot be taught by the True Prophet, and receive the Gnosis or Divine Manna/Knowledge of the Kingdom.   And in the same writing these rather profound words are stated that would be totally rejected by the teachers, philosophers and scholars of this world, is the warning: “Hence, O beloved Clement", proclaims Peter, “if you would know the things pertaining to God, you have to learn them from Him alone, because He alone knows the truth. For if any one else knows anything, he has received it from Him or from His disciples”.     And even more profound in the warning that it is impossible for carnal man in his organic state of mind, to perceive and understand the true meaning of the scriptures -- i.e., in the words of Peter: "...therefore great care is to be taken, that when the law of God is read, it be not read according to the understanding of our own mind. For there are many sayings in the divine Scriptures which can be drawn to that sense which every one has preconceived for himself; and this ought not to be done. For you ought not to seek a foreign and extraneous sense, which you have brought from without" (see The Spiritual Disenfranchisement Of The Mind).    Which means that those who proclaim they know Jesus, have all been greatly deceived -- and all the knowledge that people think they have, is pseudo-knowledge from the perspective of True Gnosis of the Kingdom.    And since the vast majority of people reject the necessary life and mindset that enables them to be taught directly by the  True Prophet, they dwell in this world under the illusion of knowledge.   In order to learn from the  True Prophet, you must become the "good ground" in the parable of the Sower and the Seed (see http://SowerAndSeed.com ) -- transform your body and mind into the Final Temple -- and you must live and manifest the Truth that you have received in word, thought, desire and deed.   And it was for this reason that Jesus said that only the very few will enter into Life ( http://GateOfEden.com ).  

Charles Fillmore merely did exactly as Jesus taught, as he began to live the Consecrated Life which was foundational among the Ebionites.  Charles Fillmore cleansed and purified his body-vessel -- sought Truth over manmade doctrine -- Consecrated his mind and raised up his body as a Living Temple -- and sought to learn directly from the True Prophet within himself.   Thus, he fulfilled the commandment to "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature" (Col 3:5 NIV).   And in seeking the Inner Kingdom, he fulfilled the requirement of the Book of the Revelation where it states: "Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful" (Rev 21:27 NIV).  This same truth was expressed by Isaiah where it is written: "And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness. The unclean will not journey on it; it will be for those who walk in that Way; wicked fools will not go about on it" (Isa 35:8 NIV). And this same truth is expressed in the words of Yeshua/Jesus when he warned: "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it" (Matt 7:13-14 NIV). The "narrow gate" that Yeshua speaks that we must open in order for us to be born into the Kingdom, has its parallels in the birth canal that serves as the gate that each of us has emerged through when we physically entered into this present world.  That the next stage of birth has its similarities, is merely the result that all realities are designed in accordance with the same Divine Pattern of Creation.

 

The Ebionite Nazirene Disciples and followers were vegetarian, because dead flesh feeds and strengthens the lower carnal nature of man.   And it is for this reason that it is stated in the Gospel of the Nazirenes: And Yeshua said to them, "They, whose hands are stained with blood, or whose mouths are defiled with flesh, or they who partake of benefits which are gotten by wronging one of God's creatures, cannot be righteous; nor can they touch holy things, or teach the mysteries of the kingdom."   Which reality of body, mind and spirit Charles Fillmore correctly explained in the foregoing that: "I can say about flesh eating that the Spirit has shown me repeatedly that I could not refine my body and make it a harmonious instrument for the soul, so long as I continued to fill it with the cells of dead animals" (The Vegetarian, May, 1920).  And what does the Spirit say?  "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, to him I will give of the hidden manna" (Rev 2:17) -- and Spiritual Manna which is Spiritual Knowledge, can only be imparted to man directly by God -- and can only be received by those who "overcome", and are prepared to receive it.   The Greek word for this secret spiritual knowledge that can only be imparted directly from God to those who are prepared to receive it, is called "Gnosis" -- aka Spiritual Manna.   Paul correctly stated that the faith-based Christians who are totally versed in what he called the (historical) "traditions of Jesus and him crucified", were too carnal to receive the Spiritual Manna or Gnosis.   Paul portrayed the baptized and committed Christians as still being of an "animal-soul" level of consciousness who were incapable of receiving the Divine Manna or Gnosis.   And this reality is expressed in the meaning of the Greek text of Paul's First Epistle to the Corinthians (2:14) where Paul states that the "natural" organic man cannot comprehend the higher reality of the Soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom.   Which profound statement provokes the question: What is meant by the term that Paul used when he described the very people who he had himself taught who were incapable of comprehending the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom when he portrayed them as being of a "natural" organic level of mind and consciousness?   The Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary writes with respect to the meaning of the word in the original Greek language: "natural man—literally, 'a man of animal soul'."  Further,  the Treasury Of Scriptural Knowledge states of this ignored and profound statement at 1 Cor 2:14 which reads (quoting Paul): "But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness to him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned" -- wherein the proper interpretative-meaning of Paul's words with respect to the reality of what is portrayed by Paul as the natural man is then presented: [Psuchikos,] the animal man, one who lives in a natural state, and under the influence of his animal passions; for [psuche] means the inferior and sensual part of man, in opposition to the [nous] understanding, or [pneuma,] the spirit. And this is not only true -- but is is a fact of life that all mystics and enlightened souls must deal with when interacting with organic man.   Which is exactly why Paul profoundly stated to the very people who he had personally taught the Gospel message: "And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ.  I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; for you are still carnal" (1 Cor 3:1-3 NKJ).   Stating to the body of confirmed and baptized believers who he stated had received all truth and knowledge pertaining to the elementary "traditions" of Christ: “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned (1 Cor 2:14 NKJ). 

Mankind is of the Fourth Kingdom -- i.e., mineral, vegetable and animal -- and his lower nature and body consciousness is comprised and immersed in these three lower kingdoms as personified in the subheading: Organic Man Ruled Over By His Lower Animal Nature.   Which is why in his Epistles Paul commanded to "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature" (Col 3:5 NIV) -- further warning that “For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live” (Rom 8:13 KJV).   Yet, because important teachings were removed from the Gospels, and modern man does not at all understand the reality of his lower animal nature, he fails to understand that he can very well be portrayed as being of an animal consciousness who is walking the earth in the outward form of man -- i.e., the fourth kingdom being ruled over by the lower three that comprise the consciousness of his physical body.    Therefore, what Paul warned with respect to comprehending the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom is that “But the natural man [who is still of an animal-soul] does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually received (1 Cor 2:14 NKJ).   Therefore, the baptized and confirmed believers who Paul had personally taught were incapable of comprehending the higher reality of the soul and the true spiritual meaning of the Gospel, because they were yet too immature to comprehend man's higher spiritual reality -- i.e., "And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ.  I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; for you are still carnal" (1 Cor 3:1-3 NKJ).   And this fact of reality remains true unto this very day.    Without doing as Paul commanded with respect to the transformation of the lower animal-consciousness of the body, it will remain impossible to perceive and comprehend the true spiritual meaning of the Gospels.   And it will make no difference if you study the scriptures in a university or seminary -- in the same way that Paul himself could not convey to those he personally taught the spiritual meaning of the Gospels, neither can any man teach this meaning without the seeker/student undergoing the process of transforming the "natural animal-soul" consciousness of the physical.

The authors of the scriptures were Spiritual Seekers in search of Spiritual Knowledge -- i.e., Gnosis or what can be defined as the Sacred Knowledge or the Divine Manna revealed directly from God to the Seeker of the Truth and the Kingdom.   Gnosis has absolutely nothing to do with an historical people who were portrayed as Gnostics.   There is no formal Church or secret order that can reveal Gnosis.   Contrary to popular opinion, the term Gnostic does not in any manner denote an alternative historical tradition which the Church suppressed.   Gnosis  is not a set of dogmatic beliefs -- or any phenomena pertaining to this world.   In fact, all genuine scriptures are Gnostic at their core -- i.e., Matthew, Mark, Luke and John -- and the whole foundation of the esoteric knowledge concealed within the body of the scriptures, deals entirely with the Forces and Laws that control the Consciousness of Man, and Cosmology of the seekers own Mind and Being.   But even more important is the fact that this body of knowledge exists no where else -- i.e., it is totally absent from our modern colleges and universities -- and therefore, it is impossible to teach Gnosis in a university or seminary.   The very existence and  reality of True Gnosis in fact remains an enigma to virtually all of man's religions and philosophical systems today.   Therefore, it is impossible to read and study that body of Knowledge which can be defined as Gnosis in any of the books written by man   To the degree that Gnosis cannot be researched or studied in even the greatest of man's libraries.   And yet, it is the most important body of knowledge that man could possibly possess.   To the degree that the Gospel of Thomas declares: "...But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty".   And while it is true that this esoteric body of knowledge lies concealed within the textual cloak of the scriptures, it remains an unseen and camouflaged enigma to the eyes and understanding of the vast majority of mankind who gaze into the textual-body of the scriptures, and who see only the reflection of their own beliefs and/or condition of mind reflected back to them.    Which means that if we pose the question: What Difference Does It Make?   It makes all the difference in the world!!!  

   

 

 

 

Theosophy

Cleansing The Body

  The Writings Of Alice Bailey

 

From the perspective of being able to gain insight and access to the higher reality of the soul and the spirit, the statement on the While everyone can believe and choose what they want, the statement on the Lucas Trust website is important to consider (see http://www.light-weaver.com/psychology1/psyc1078.html ):

  One point of interest might here be noted. It is known esoterically that the vegetable kingdom is the transmitter and the transformer of the vital pranic fluid to the other forms of life on our planet. That is its divine and unique function. This pranic fluid, in its form of the astral light, is the reflector of the divine akasha. The second plane therefore reflects itself in the astral plane. Those who seek to read the akashic records, or who endeavour to work upon the astral plane with impunity, and there to study the reflection of events in the astral light correctly, have perforce and without exception to be strict vegetarians. It is this ancient Atlantean lore which lies behind the vegetarian's insistence upon the necessity for a vegetarian diet, and which gives force and truth to this injunction. It is the failure to conform to this wise rule which has brought about the misinterprertions of the astral and akashic records by many of the psychics of the present time, and has given rise to the wild and incorrect reading of past lives. Only those who have been for ten years strict vegetarians can work thus in what might be called the "record aspect of the astral light". When they add to their purified astral and physical bodies the light of reason and illumination of the focussed mind (which is very rarely found), then they become accurate interpreters of astral phenomena. Their link with the vegetable kingdom is then very close and unbreakable, and that link or binding chain will lead them through the door to the scene of their investigations.  

What can be seen in the above quotation is that Theosophy as presented in the Alice Bailey writings are in total agreement with the findings and experiences of Charles Fillmore.   In fact, the above statement pertaining to the "divine and unique function" of the vegetable kingdom confirms the statement of Charles Fillmore as seen in the words: On the process of transforming the body in order to enable it to begin to accommodate man's innate higher soul and spiritual natures, Charles Fillmore wrote: "I can say about flesh eating that the Spirit has shown me repeatedly that I could not refine my body and make it a harmonious instrument for the soul, so long as I continued to fill it with the cells of dead animals" (The Vegetarian, May, 1920).  With respect to the quotation of Jesus that "What goes into a man’s mouth does not make him ‘unclean,’ but what comes out of his mouth, that is what makes him ‘unclean…" -- the original is preserved in the Gospel of the Nazirenes where it states: "And Jesus said, ‘Well has Moses commanded you to be clean, and to keep your bodies clean, and your vessels clean, but you have added things which oft times cannot be observed by everyone at all times and in all places. Hear me therefore, not only unclean things entering into the body of man defile the man, but much more do evil thoughts and unclean things which pour from the heart of man, defile the inner man and others also. Therefore take heed to your thoughts and cleanse your hearts and let your food be pure. These things ought you to do, and not to leave the others undone. Whosoever breaks The Law of Purification of necessity, are blameless, for they do it not of their own will, neither despising The Law which is just and good. For cleanliness in all things is great gain. Be not therefore followers of evil fashions of the world, even in appearance; for many are led into transgression by the outward seeming, and the likeness of evil" (NG 43:13-16). Thus, the original words of Jesus paint an entirely different picture than the corrupted texts (see http://BibleCorruption.com ) of our modern biblical translations.

Personally, I agree with Alice Bailey and other more modern sources on the purification of the body -- it is well established that the disciples of Jesus were vegetarians -- and the words of Jesus as presented in the Gospel of the Nazirenes I find true with respect to a meat eaters inability to comprehend man's higher soul and spiritual reality as stated: And Yeshua said to them, "They, whose hands are stained with blood, or whose mouths are defiled with flesh, or they who partake of benefits which are gotten by wronging one of God's creatures, cannot be righteous; nor can they touch holy things, or teach the mysteries of the kingdom."

 

 

 

 

Cleansing The Temple

The Second Coming

  The Vision Of Ellen G. White

 

Quoting the Wikipedia: Ellen Gould White (née Harmon) (November 26, 1827 - July 16, 1915), born to Robert and Eunice Harmon, was an American Christian leader whose prophetic ministry was instrumental in founding the Sabbatarian Adventist movement that led to the rise of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.  Supporters of Ellen G. White regard her as a modern-day prophet, even though she never claimed this title for herself. Support for her prophetic role is usually expressed in the language that she exhibited the spiritual gift of prophecy as outlined in the New Testament.

Ellen G. White was part of a Christian Restoral Movement in the 1800's -- and in addition to Seventh Day Sabbath Observance, was her many positions on both the proper education of children which was instrumental in the modern homeschool movement, and the need for a vegetarian diet.    Quoting Ellen White: "The sanctuary in heaven is the very center of Christ’s work in behalf of men.  It concerns every soul living upon the earth.  It opens to view the plan of redemption, bringing us down to the very close of time, and revealing the triumphant issue of the contest between righteousness and sin.  It is of the utmost importance that all should thoroughly investigate these subjects, and be able to give to every one that asketh them a reason for the hope that is in them” (Great Controversy, 488).

What few Seventh Day Adventists understand is the warning that it is impossible for organic man to understand both the true meaning of the scriptures the literal written word of which Paul called the "letter that killeth" because of it's allegorical nature (see Letter That Killeth", and it is therefore impossible for man in his organic human form to understand the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom (see Natural Man).   The cleansing of the body-vessel is an important part of the building up of the body into a Consecrated Living Temple.    As Ellen White writes in the above with respect to the sanctuary in Heaven: "...It is of the utmost importance that all should thoroughly investigate these subjects -- which is why Jesus taught that you must seek the Kingdom within one's own body and mind (see Gate Of Eden).   By turning away from the thinking, mindset and lifestyle of this world -- and eating a vegetarian diet with pure water, the higher understanding presented by Charles Fillmore (see above) was bestowed upon Daniel and the others: "...To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning. And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds" (Dan 1:8-17 NIV).   And while the majority of Seventh Day Adventists continue to look outwardly for the Second Coming -- not applying the Key of Knowledge properly (see http://KeyOfKnowledge.org ) -- and failing to understand the words of Jesus when he taught that the Kingdom will never come upon the earth so as to be seen by men's physical eyes (Luke 17:20-21), because his disciples must seek the Kingdom within themselves (see http://GateOfEden.com ) -- and the inner "narrow gate" is opened by living the necessary Consecrated Life and seeking the Divine Manna of the Kingdom.    The biblical authors warned that it is impossible for physical organic man to understand the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom (see Natural Man) -- and in the same way that Paul could not speak openly to the baptized and committed congregations about the Mysteries of God which they would judge and condemn as "foolishness", what the Seventh Day Adventists fail to understand is the fact that neither could Ellen G. White receive and prophesy what the untransformed mind of the congregation of believers could not in any measure understand.   And once properly understood, Ellen White provided true spiritual guidance that was necessary to begin the process of the transformation of the physical into the Final Temple, that would permit the Second Coming within the body and mind of the true disciple and seeker.   

  

 

 

The Final Temple

The Fulfillment Of The Scriptures

The Second Coming

  AskMoses.com Portrayal Of The Final Temple

 

Quotation From AskMoses.com Under the Heading of: What Is The Holy Temple?

The Final Temple: With the destruction of the Second Temple, G-d changed His mode of interaction with the universe. Until the destruction, the Temple was the window to G-d; spirituality had a physical home in Jerusalem. The Kohanim offered the daily sacrifices, the daily routines went uninterrupted, daily personal prayer was redundant.

With the destruction, G-d destroyed the physical Temple and made it a spiritual place... We cannot find G-d in Jerusalem; we must find Him in us

With the destruction, G-d destroyed the physical Temple and made it a spiritual place. He took that window and placed it within us. Instead of traveling to Jerusalem, G-d wanted us to find Him in our inner Jerusalem. Now, our bodies are our Temples, our souls are our windows, our minds are our Kohanim and our animal instincts are our sacrifices. We cannot offer physical sacrifices three times a day, but we can pray three times a day. We cannot attend Temple services three times a day, but we can tap into our souls three times a day. We cannot atone for our shortcomings by sacrificing animals, but we can sacrifice our inner animals—our hormones, our lusts, our desires, our beastly compulsions. We cannot find G-d in Jerusalem; we must find Him in us.

This was G-d’s Master Plan. By exchanging a sweeping, dramatic outdoor concert of public spirituality for an internal, personal, private experience, G-d was bringing Himself even closer to humanity, laying the groundwork for the Third and final Temple—an age that will synthesize G-d’s presence inside our hearts and minds and in the world around us in a totally new reality: the Era of Moshiach.

Further detail on the above quotation can be found at http://TheThreeLies.com#temple

The above words taken directly from AskMoses.com, represents one of the most profound spiritual insights that must be acknowledged by the leaders of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.   That carnal Jews did not understand the allegorical nature of their scriptures, and built a shadow temple in this world where they sacrificed innocent animals.   And that the carnal Jews observed the Law outward in ritual and human tradition, is one of the primary reasons why the historical Yeshua opposed the religious authorities of his day.   And it is this inner reality of a Holy of Holies where one's own carnal nature must be sacrificed, is openly acknowledgement in the fulfillment of the inauguration of the New Covenant: "For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.  None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, 'Know the Lord,' for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them" (Heb 8:10-11 NKJ).   Yet, the Jews have been inhibited from acknowledging this fact that they can only allude to in the above statement which is confirmed in the Epistle to the Hebrews, because a great number of the Gentile converts were too heathen and pagan to comprehend the teachings of Yeshua and TheWay, and the Church of Constantine embraced the idolatry of declaring Yeshua to be God Incarnate.  

The word Messiah which in Greek is the Christ, and in English is the Anointed, indicates one whose mind has been Enlightened -- i.e., Anointed and Chosen by God to guide Israel.   But what is Israel?  It is not the person of the flesh -- but rather, of the Spirit.  And the confrontation between Yeshua and the Pharisees in the New Covenant Gospels, was a reenactment of the proverbial struggle between the spirit and the flesh -- i.e., Able and Cain -- Light and darkness -- the Essene portrayal of the Sons of Light and the sons of darkness -- and these are the struggles that exist within each of us -- and it is this struggle that each of us must overcome.   And that the Pharisees were of the flesh -- and were blind to the higher reality of soul and spirit -- is the reason the Pharisees asked Yeshua when the Kingdom of God would come upon the earth as they believed their prophets had predicted? (Luke 17:20-21)   And because the vast number of Jews went in the way of Cain -- and they are of the flesh -- they are not even aware that there is an inner, spiritual meaning to the Torah that few people are able to see and understand.   Why?   Because they are oblivious to the above words with respect to the Final Temple.   Therefore, without the necessary conscious understanding, they have not purified and sanctified their own body-Temple.   Thus, the long ignored Jewish Mystic warns: "Thus the tales related in the Torah are simply her outer garments, and woe to the man who regards that outer garb as the Torah itself, for such a man will be deprived of portion in the next world..." (see No Jew Has Seen The Torah).  Which is explained in the Zohar: “The narratives of the doctrine are its cloak.   The simple look only on the garment, that is upon the narrative of the doctrine; more they know not.   The instructed, however, see not merely the cloak, but what the cloak covers”.  

As confirmed in the above article from AskMoses.com, Yeshua/Jesus correctly stated that the Kingdom of God can never come upon the earth in the manner that carnal men predict, because it is within us (see Gate Of Eden) -- all of us -- equally.     And since the Torah is a series of allegorical symbols and forms that portray inner realities of body, mind/soul and spirit (see An Inconvenient Truth) to those who possess the eyes to see beneath what is presented as the "...outer garb as the Torah itself" -- which is often allegorically portrayed as the Torah that could not be received because the Children of Israel worshiped the golden calf when Moses returned from the Mount -- which means that within the symbolism of the allegorical forms of the Torah, is the esoteric knowledge necessary to receive the Sacred Manna that one must possess in order to fulfill the Messianic prophesies -- breaking down the inner barriers of mind and being -- and dwelling within the Holy of Holies in the Presence of the Most High.  When the article in AskMoses.com states: "With the destruction of the Second Temple, G-d changed His mode of interaction with the universe."   This is an acknowledgement that the historical Yeshua/Jesus was the chosen holy vessel and Anointed One (Messiah/Christ) who inaugurated the Holy Temple defined above.   That does not mean that Yeshua was God incarnate in the manner that the pagan Gentiles who worshiped everything under the sun proclaimed.  Neither does it mean that Yeshua was the only Messiah -- because each of us who seeks to make their body-vessel a Living Temple, is made a Messiah.   And this reality of the meaning of the words Messiah and Christ is demonstrated in the position of the Ebionite Nazirene Disciples of Yeshua who were correct in their assertion that Yeshua "was justified by fulfilling the Law. He was the Messiah/Christ of God, since not one of the rest of mankind had observed the Law completely. Had any one else fulfilled the commandments of the Law, he would have been the Messiah/Christ."   Hence, when the Disciples and followers of TheWay "...thus fulfill the law, they are able to become Messiah/Christs, for they assert that our Lord Himself was a man in like sense with all humanity." (Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34 - quotations at http://Ebionite.com ).   So as a Messiah, the teachings of Yeshua/Jesus with respect to the necessary mindset and lifestyle that is required to fulfill the Law within ourselves, meant that he was sent as a Prophet of the Most High to guide the true seekers into the Inner Kingdom.   And isn't this exactly what is presented in the above words of AskMoses: "...G-d destroyed the physical Temple and made it a spiritual place. He took that window and placed it within us. Instead of traveling to Jerusalem, G-d wanted us to find Him in our inner Jerusalem. Now, our bodies are our Temples, our souls are our windows, our minds are our Kohanim and our animal instincts are our sacrifices. We cannot offer physical sacrifices three times a day, but we can pray three times a day. We cannot attend Temple services three times a day, but we can tap into our souls three times a day. We cannot atone for our shortcomings by sacrificing animals, but we can sacrifice our inner animals—our hormones, our lusts, our desires, our beastly compulsions. We cannot find G-d in Jerusalem; we must find Him in us.  This was G-d’s Master Plan. By exchanging a sweeping, dramatic outdoor concert of public spirituality for an internal, personal, private experience, G-d was bringing Himself even closer to humanity, laying the groundwork for the Third and final Temple—an age that will synthesize G-d’s presence inside our hearts and minds and in the world around us in a totally new reality: the Era of Moshiach."

What Yeshua/Jesus taught was the mindset and the necessary Consecrated Life Style to become a Living Temple -- and as the High Priest of our own Living Temple, what is portrayed in the allegory of the Torah and Old Testament as entering within the Holy of Holies of the Jerusalem Temple, is synonymous with striving to enter at the "narrow gate" and permit the Kingdom to come within -- "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it." (Matt 7:13-14 NKJ).    And this is why in the Clementine Homilies the Apostle Peter states that if properly understood, there is no difference between the Torah and the New Covenant scriptures -- because the underlying spiritual objective is one and the same.   The problem is that neither the Jews or the Christians understand either set of scriptures with any true spiritual depth -- because their body-temple has been ravaged by the thinking, culture and ways of this world, as portrayed in the plundering of the temple by the carnal forces of this world.   

Notice the very important words in the above article from AskMoses.com:  "We cannot atone for our shortcomings by sacrificing animals, but we can sacrifice our inner animals—our hormones, our lusts, our desires, our beastly compulsions."  And this is why the Ebionite Disciples of Yeshua rejected all animal sacrifice -- i.e., quoting Epiphanius: The Ebionites "do not accept Moses' Pentateuch in its entirety; certain sayings they reject... stating Christ has revealed this to me, and will blespheme most of the legislation" (Panarion 30.18.7-9).   Epiphanius then quotes the Gospel of the Ebionites/Hebrews where Yeshua states: "I have come to destroy the sacrifices" (ibid. 30.16.5).   And when AskMoses.com states that we must sacrifice our inner animals, is this any different than the teachings of Yeshua in the Gospel of the Nazirenes: "For they, making a god of their belly, sacrificed to their God the innocent creatures of the earth, in place of the carnal nature within themselves. And eating of their flesh and drinking of their blood to their own destruction, corrupted their bodies and shortened their days, even as the Gentiles who did not know the truth, or who knowing it, have changed it into a lie."

Only those who make their body-vessel a Living Temple -- and in the words of AskMoses.com, they must "...sacrifice our inner animals—our hormones, our lusts, our desires, our beastly compulsions" -- and is this any different than the words of Paul when he commanded the Gentiles to "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature" (Col 3:5 NIV)?   Or the requirement that “For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live” (Rom 8:13 KJV):   Which means that we must transform the beastly predator of carnal man's lower nature, into an unblemished perfect lamb that is a fit sacrifice on the altar of our Inner Living Temple.   And this state of required purity and consecration is exactly what is stated by Isaiah where it is written: "And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness. The unclean will not journey on it; it will be for those who walk in that Way; wicked fools will not go about on it" (Isa 35:8 NIV).  

  The Truth About Animal Sacrifice: It is important to understand man's motivation to perform animal sacrifice as a part of his religion.  Did God in the Old Testament require animal sacrifice?  Lets begin my answer to this question by quoting the words of Moses Maimonedes, one of the most respected of Jewish theologians, historian, and Talmudist, where he writes about the nature of scripture: “Every time that you find in our books a tale the reality of which seems impossible, a story which is repugnant to both reason and common sense, then be sure that the tale contains a profound allegory veiling a deeply mysterious truth; and the greater the absurdity of the letter, the deeper the wisdom of the spirit”.
When understood from the perspective of the original authors of the scriptures (see An Inconvenient Truth), what is allegorically presented in the scriptures is not the facade of historical accounts -- but rather, a blueprint of the seekers own mind -- the levels and forces of consciousness -- and the Laws that control every aspect of the person's life. And while the scriptures may appear as historical accounts, this is merely the facade that enables the authors to present the inner spiritual meaning which portrays the mental development and spiritual events in the life of the seeker in search of Higher Truth.   Which provokes the question: Why would the scriptures contain (allegorical) fabricated "...stories which is repugnant to both reason and common sense" -- which I might also add was why Paul portrayed these stories as the "letter that killeth" [and] "Jewish fables" (see 2 Cor 3:6; Titus 1:14).   Why?  The answer goes to the core of our own holographic reality -- and the fact that whatever we perceive in the outer world, is merely a reflection of the inner reality of our own mind and being.  And that primitive man the world over is often observed performing animal sacrifice, is because he is externalizing his own animal nature which he perceives in the outer world.   Innately he senses that his own animal nature must be transformed -- and so, he engages in the (outward) ritual of animal sacrifice -- doing outwardly, what he must accomplish within himself.  And when AskMoses.com states that we must sacrifice our inner animals, is this any different than the teachings of Yeshua in the Gospel of the Nazirenes: "For they, making a god of their belly, sacrificed to their God the innocent creatures of the earth, in place of the carnal nature within themselves. And eating of their flesh and drinking of their blood to their own destruction, corrupted their bodies and shortened their days, even as the Gentiles who did not know the truth, or who knowing it, have changed it into a lie."
Only those who make their body-vessel a Living Temple -- and in the words of AskMoses.com, they must "...sacrifice our inner animals—our hormones, our lusts, our desires, our beastly compulsions" -- and is this any different than the words of Paul when he commanded the Gentiles to "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature" (Col 3:5 NIV)?  Or the requirement that “For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live” (Rom 8:13 KJV)?   Which means that we must transform the beastly predator of carnal man's lower nature, into an unblemished perfect lamb that is a fit sacrifice on the altar of our Inner Living Temple.  And this state of required purity and consecration is exactly what is stated by Isaiah where it is written: "And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness. The unclean will not journey on it; it will be for those who walk in that Way; wicked fools will not go about on it" (Isa 35:8 NIV).
It is important to recognize that under the Law of Moses, the Jews were ONLY permitted to perform animal sacrifice in ONE place -- i.e., the Jerusalem Temple.  And when it is understood that the temple in Jerusalem was an allegorical portrayal of the Living Temple that the seeker/disciple must transform in their own body-vessel, then it is their understanding that it is their own lower animal nature that must be raised up as an unspotted lamb, and sacrificed on the altar of their own transformed body-temple.   Which is why the literal text of the Old Testament is portrayed as the "letter that killeth" when the Jews fail to understand the spiritual meaning of the allegorical text, and apply what Jesus call the Key of Knowledge  -- turning the scriptures within their own consciousness, mind and being. Yet, the message and meaning is of the utmost importance.
As explained at What Difference Does It Make, man is of the fourth kingdom -- with the lower three kingdoms of mineral, vegetable and animal as part of his earthly consciousness. That man's lower animal nature in many instances rules and controls his consciousness and being (see Organic Man Ruled Over By His Lower Animal Nature ), which is the cause of much of the violence and brutality in the world.  And because we fail to comprehend the Cosmology of Mind and Being ( http://SoulSelf.org ), and remain ignorant of the fact that in many people what we have is the beast walking in the forum of man, there are countless elements within our modern culture that actually causes and supports the beast in man to prevail in our society. Further, Paul emphatically warns that Christians and Jews who remain at the level of what he portrays as of a "natural" organic human consciousness, are incapable of comprehending either the higher reality of the Soul, or the true spiritual meaning of the scriptures, because as Paul asserts the faith-based believers of a "natural" mind are of an "animal-soul" level of consciousness and understanding (see What Difference Does It Make) -- and therefore remain totally carnal and earth-bound in their thinking because they are ruled over by their lower animal nature.

  Enlightened Jewish Perspective: Quoting the Jewish Vegetarian web site: Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai and his son Rabbi Eleazar hid in a cave for thirteen years after Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai was condemned to death by the Roman conquerors of Jerusalem for speaking out against them, following the murders of Rabbi Akiva and many others.  While they lived in a cave, they were sustained by their studies of the Torah, a local stream, and a nearby carob tree for their food. These great sages demonstrated that a vegetarian diet, like the manna the Israelites received in the Sinai desert, is enough to sustain a person as well as a people.

When the wisdom of Rabbi Yochai is understood, what he is verifying is the teachings of Jesus on the Kingdom within and the Final Temple (see above) as TheWay to open the inner "narrow strait gate".    Thus, continuing to quote  the Jewish Vegetarian web site:  "Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai taught that our world and the unseen 'higher' worlds are unified, as manifestations of the Divine Soul, and that the meaning of life is to reunify Creation with the source of Creation.   He also affirmed that the 'crown' of a good name, doing good deeds, is the most important thing, even more so than studying Torah, and is within the reach of everyone.  He further asked that his day of passing be a day of celebration. Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai died on Lag B'Omer."

Rabbi Yochai had himself opened the inner Gate to the Kingdom by living the necessary Consecrated Life -- and having himself come to learn in the Presence of the True Prophet (see http://TheThreeLies.com#TrueProphet ), the Truth and Higher Reality was revealed and taught to him -- and openly admitted a fact that few Jews understand, as stated in the words that "...He also affirmed that the 'crown' of a good name, doing good deeds, is the most important thing, even more so than studying Torah, and is within the reach of everyone."

Why?   Because it is the living of the teachings in the Sermon on the Mount (see The Laws) that has the power to release the sincere believer/seeker from The Prison that Jesus taught about.   And once free of the shackles of  The Prison that keeps man in ignorance because of the debts incurred, one is then able to invoke those Laws (see The Womb Of Mother Earth - Man And Woman - Transformation And Rebirth), that has the potential to bring about the next stage of birth that Jesus taught was necessary to enter into the Promise of Life.     

When properly understood, the mystical wisdom of Rabbi Yochai was confirmed by Rabbi Israel Ben Eliezer who came to be known as the Baal Shem Tov.   Like Rabbi Yochai, Rabbi Eliezer also taught that Torah study was not necessary for people to prevail in TheWay.   Quoting the web site Enlightened Spirituality under the heading of The Baal Shem Tov:  "In Kabbalah, G-d or YHWH, 'I AM WHO AM,' exists both as the absolutely transcendent principle of pure Infinity, Ein Sof (without boundary or end) and also as the immanent divine principle within the spacetime worlds.  The latter principle, the Shekhinah, came to be identified with the neshâmah, the divine, innermost spark of the soul, beyond sin.  In the unredeemed, unenlightened person, the person fallen from grace, the Shekhinah is in exile, alienated from its origin in the absolute Divine.   A person’s task, therefore, is to re-unite his essential self, the divine neshâmah spark, or Shekhinah, with G-d. Traditionally it was always thought, and is still thought, that the long-awaited Mashiach (Moshiah, Messiah) would help in—or even miraculously accomplish in full—this work of reunion.  Alas, over the centuries, the Mashiach apparently never having come, the date of his impending arrival uncertain, and the suffering of the Jewish people not abating to any significant degree but exacerbated by the shocking debacle of Shabbetai Tzevi's apostasy to Islam, the Jews, by and large, had become a melancholy and uninspired group. The Ba`al Shem Tov’s mission was to infuse a new vitality into his people."

Thus, Rabbi Eliezer correctly portrays the soul as being beyond sin -- but what is not understood is that the soul does not itself inter into this world -- but maintains is sinless state as a Being of Light ( http://BeingOfLight.com ) -- and we are an embryonic image of our soul that is projected into this world at our physical conception (see Man As An Embryonic Soul-Image).    Man can only begin the process "...to re-unite his essential self, the divine neshâmah spark, or Shekhinah, with G-d", when he first overcomes his inherent division between the shadow-image that he is in this world, with his true soul-self that is not incarnate in the body-vessel.    The problem is that the Jews will never uncover the true meaning of the Torah, until they begin to seek the true spiritual meaning of the written text (see An Inconvenient Truth).    And the true meaning of the scriptures is not at all historical -- but rather, an allegorical presentation of the Laws and Forces of Mind that we must evolve by prevailing over the Laws within our own mind and being -- which is exactly what Jesus taught to his inner core of disciples. 

 

 

The word Nazirene comes from the biblical term Nazir, which denotes one who is under a vow. Thus, the Commandment of the Lord reads: "The LORD said to Moses, Speak to the Israelites and say to them: If a man or woman wants to make a special vow, a vow of separation to the LORD as a Nazirite, he must abstain from wine and other fermented drink and must not drink vinegar made from wine or from other fermented drink. He must not drink grape juice or eat grapes or raisins. As long as he is a Nazirite, he must not eat anything that comes from the grapevine, not even the seeds or skins. During the entire period of his vow of separation no razor may be used on his head. He must be holy until the period of his separation to the LORD is over; he must let the hair of his head grow long. Throughout the period of his separation to the LORD he must not go near a dead body. Even if his own father or mother or brother or sister dies, he must not make himself ceremonially unclean on account of them, because the symbol of his separation to God is on his head. Throughout the period of his separation he is consecrated to the LORD" (Num 6:1-8 NIV).

A Nazirite was one who was Anointed by the Lord to teach or free His people from enslavement to the forces of this world. Thus, it is written: "Again the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the LORD, so the LORD delivered them into the hands of the Philistines for forty years. A certain man of Zorah, named Manoah, from the clan of the Danites, had a wife who was sterile and remained childless. The angel of the LORD appeared to her and said, You are sterile and childless, but you are going to conceive and have a son. Now see to it that you drink no wine or other fermented drink and that you do not eat anything unclean, because you will conceive and give birth to a son. No razor may be used on his head, because the boy is to be a Nazirite, set apart to God from birth, and he will begin the deliverance of Israel from the hands of the Philistines" (Judg 13:1-5 NIV).
When Samson explained to Delilah the source of his super-human strength, he said to her: "No razor has ever been used on my head, he said, because I have been a Nazirite set apart to God since birth. If my head were shaved, my strength would leave me, and I would become as weak as any other man. When Delilah saw that he had told her everything, she sent word to the rulers of the Philistines, Come back once more; he has told me everything. So the rulers of the Philistines returned with the silver in their hands. Having put him to sleep on her lap, she called a man to shave off the seven braids of his hair, and so began to subdue him. And his strength left him" (Judg 16:17-19 NIV).

A Nazir, Nazirite or Nazirene, is one who takes a vow to abstain from the things of this world -- to be set apart -- to be in the world and not of it -- and consecrate himself to God. A Nazirene has always been used in reference to a Holy Man who possessed the gift of spiritual vision, knowledge, prophesy, psychic perception and ecstatic insight into man's higher reality. Another important element in the term Nazir is its linguistic relation to the words Nezer and Netzer -- meaning one of whom it can be said that they represent a militant message of freedom from "worldly Kings" and their secular wickedness.

In order to be a Nazirene one must so purify and consecrate their physical body and mind so as to be set wholly apart for the Lord. Thus, the Nazirene must become the very definition of the requirement to be in the world and not of it. A Nazirene cannot hold allegiance to manmade doctrines, traditions, or religious institutions. A Nazirene knows that there is only One True teacher (see The True Prophet) of the true meaning of the scriptures -- and he lives in such a faithful way and contrite manner, that he receives instruction directly from the Lord. Thus, a Nazirene must so live their life that the inner door of utterance from the Holy Spirit will be opened, and they will be taught directly from God -- "And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance" (Acts 2:4 NKJ); "praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints--and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak" (Eph 6:18-20 NKJ); "Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds: That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak" (Col 4:2-4 KJV).

An Important Article On A Man's Hair And Beard

Quoted from The Truth About Hair

Why Native Americans Kept Their Hair Long
By C. Young

"Each part of the body has highly sensitive work to perform
for the survival and well being of the body as a whole.
The body has a reason for every part of itself."
 -- C. Young

This data has been hidden from the public since the Vietnam War.

Our culture leads people to believe that hair style is a matter of personal preference, that hair style is a matter of fashion and-or convenience, and that how people wear their hair is simply a cosmetic issue. Back in the Vietnam war however, an entirely different picture emerged, one that has been carefully covered up and hidden from public view.

In the early nineties, Sally (name changed to protect privacy) was married to a licensed psychologist who worked at a VA Medical hospital. He worked with combat veterans with PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Most of them had served in Vietnam.

Sally said, "I remember clearly an evening when my husband came back to our apartment on Doctor’s Circle carrying a thick official looking folder in his hands. Inside were hundreds of pages of certain studies commissioned by the government. He was in shock from the contents. What he read in those documents completely changed his life. From that moment on my conservative middle of the road husband grew his hair and beard and never cut them again. What is more, the VA Medical center let him do it, and other very conservative men in the staff followed his example. As I read the documents, I learned why. It seems that during the Vietnam War, special forces in the war department had sent undercover experts to comb American Indian Reservations looking for talented scouts, for tough young men trained to move stealthily through rough terrain. They were especially looking for men with outstanding, almost supernatural, tracking abilities. Before being approached, these carefully selected men were extensively documented as experts in tracking and survival.

With the usual enticements, the well proven smooth phrases used to enroll new recruits, some of these, Native American trackers, were then enlisted. Once enlisted, an amazing thing happened. Whatever talents and skills they had possessed on the reservation seemed to mysteriously disappear, as recruit after recruit failed to perform as expected in the field.

Serious casualties and failures of performance led the government to contract expensive testing of these recruits, and this is what was found.

When questioned about their failure to perform as expected, the older recruits replied consistently that when they received their required military haircuts, they could no longer 'sense' the enemy, they could no longer access a 'sixth sense', their 'intuition' no longer was reliable, they couldn't 'read' subtle signs as well or access subtle extrasensory information.

So the testing institute recruited more Native American trackers, let them keep their long hair, and tested them in multiple areas. Then they would pair two men together who had received the same scores on all the tests. They would let one man in the pair keep his hair long, and gave the other man a military haircut. Then the two men retook the tests.

Time after time the man with long hair kept making high scores. Time after time, the man with the short hair failed the tests in which he had previously scored high scores.

Here is a typical test:
The recruit is sleeping out in the woods. An armed 'enemy' approaches the sleeping man. The long haired man is awakened out of his sleep by a strong sense of danger and gets away long before the enemy is close, long before any sounds from the approaching enemy are audible.

In another version of this test the long haired man senses an approach and somehow intuits that the enemy will perform a physical attack. He follows his 'sixth sense' and stays still, pretending to be sleeping, but quickly grabs the attacker and 'kills' him as the attacker reaches down to strangle him.

This same man, after having passed these and other tests, then received a military haircut and consistently failed these tests, and many other tests that he had previously passed.

So the document recommended that all Indian trackers be exempt from military haircuts. In fact, it required that trackers keep their hair long." --

 The mammalian body has evolved over millions of years. Survival skills of humans and animals at times seem almost supernatural. Science is constantly coming up with more discoveries about the amazing abilities of man and animals to survive. Each part of the body has highly sensitive work to perform for the survival and well being of the body as a whole. The body has a reason for every part of itself. (Sikhs consider body hair to be a special gift from the Creator.)

 Hair is an extension of the nervous system, it can be correctly seen as exteriorized nerves, a type of highly evolved 'feelers' or 'antennae' that transmit vast amounts of important information to the brainstem, the limbic system, and the neo cortex.

 Not only does hair, including facial hair in men, provide an information highway reaching the brain, hair also emits energy, the electromagnetic energy emitted by the brain into the outer environment. This has been seen in Kirlian photography when a person is photographed with long hair and then re-photographed after the hair is cut.

 When hair is cut, receiving and sending transmissions to and from the environment are greatly hampered. This results in a numbing-out.

 Cutting the hair is a contributing factor to the unawareness of environmental distress in local ecosystems. It is also a contributing factor to insensitivity in relationships of all kinds. It contributes to sexual frustration.

 In searching for solutions for the distress in our world, it's time for us to consider that many of our most basic assumptions about reality are in error. It may be that a major part of the solution is looking at us in the face each morning when we see ourselves in the mirror. See also If Your Dad Doesn't Have A Beard.

      
Native Americans respected their hair.

"Some native tribes even scalped their live enemies.
It appears this practice held much more significance than just
a bunch of 'savages' committing acts of barbarism." -- 
H. S. Khalsa

The story of Sampson and Delilah in the Bible has a lot of encoded truth to tell us. When Delilah cut Sampson’s hair, the once undefeatable Sampson was defeated. More About Your Hair. See also Concerning The Tradition of Long Hair and Beards.


Ask yourself, "Why does my hair keep growing back, cut after cut?" 
And, "Why is it so difficult to stop hair from growing?"
Answer: Hair is more important than you think!

 

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What You See In The Scriptures

Is Directly Related To Your Own Spiritual Condition

 

 

The looming and often ignored reality that is presented to the reader who opens the scriptures to seek out the meaning, is that what one person sees in the scriptures, is entirely different than what another person sees -- and again very different than what the few who have had their mind's open see -- i.e.,  "Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures" (Luke 24:45 NIV).
 
The scriptures are composed in such a way, that there are many levels of instruction to be seen -- and as the student and seeker begins to mature, these deeper levels of the spiritual revelation and meaning are slowly revealed to those who possess the spiritual eyes to see what the organic vision and mind of man is blind to.   Why?   Because the organic mind and consciousness of the physical body is as the ground within which the seed of the Living Word has been implanted as portrayed in the parable of the Sower and the Seed (see http://SowerAndSeed.com ) -- and like the leaven that raises up the whole -- the implanted Word must be expanded -- i.e., “…multiplying thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times” what was initially received (Mark 4:8 NIV).   The more the implanted seed is multiplied, the greater the understanding of the disciple/seeker.   The initial stages of understanding is portrayed as the Testimony of the Gospel -- i.e., or the "milk" of the Gospel.   Which is why Paul stated to the confirmed and baptized congregation at Corinth that "...For in him you have been enriched in every way -- in all your speaking and in all your knowledge -- because our testimony about Christ was confirmed in you.  Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift..." -- with respect to the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God, Paul warned that “And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to babes in Christ” (1 Cor 3:1 NAS)  ).   Thus, these believers could only be taught the doctrine of Jesus Christ and him crucified (1 Cor 2:2), because they were not yet spiritual men -- but rather, they were men of flesh and still very much “babes in Christ”.   Paul then explains that: “I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able” (1 Cor 3:2 NAS)  
 
The problem is that until the implanted Living Word begins to expand -- and in it's expansion, achieves a degree of spiritual Wholeness -- it is impossible for the believer to understand the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God.   This is seen where Paul warns that they will reject and condemn these higher concepts and teachings as utter "foolishness" -- i.e., “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Cor 2:14 NKJ).    And what the reality of these words present, is the fact that until the process of spiritual transformation has been brought about, and the implanted Word has reached a degree of expansion and wholeness, that everything that could be imparted to the believer of the simple-faith, will be will rejected as utter "foolishness".   And it has absolutely nothing to do with your intellect or knowledge of the scriptures -- and it has everything to do with creating the proper environment within your own body and mind, that emulates the pattern of the "good ground", which permits the necessary expansion of mind to begin to manifest and bring about a degree of transformed wholeness.  
 
When Paul was taken up into the Kingdom, he conveyed to the congregation at Corinth that he heard truths and “…things so astounding that they are beyond a man's power to describe or put in words…” -- and after they gaze upon these mysteries, what they have witnessed will be of such a profound nature that they will “…not [be] allowed to tell them to others” (2 Cor 12:4 TLB).   Why did he say that he was not even allowed to tell what he witnessed to other believers?   Because these higher concepts and realities of the soul were incomprehensible to the untransformed organic mind of the congregation of believers.   And this is why in his  Epistle to the Trallaus the first century overseer Ignatius  speaks of the higher Mysteries of the Gospel and writes: “Might I not write to you things more full of mystery?  But I fear to do so, lest I should inflict injury on you who are babes.  Pardon me in this respect, lest, as not being able to receive their weighty import, ye should be strangled by them” Ignatius also writes that though he is aware of the mysteries, he is not yet “by any means perfect, nor am I such a disciple as Paul or Peter”
 
If the scriptures had not been corrupted by the Gentile Church of Rome, there would exist many concepts that would cause the believer to ask questions from their elders in TheWay.   Depending upon the level of these questions, the person would be provided an answer that would condition them to arriving at the next rung of the proverbial Jacob's Ladder of spiritual maturity.   Level by level, they would be given wisdom in accord with their needs at that point.   And with respect to the transition of "milk" to levels of "solid food" for the more mature, it is written that "Whom will he teach knowledge? And whom will he make to understand the message? Those just weaned from milk? Those just drawn from the breasts? For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little" (Isa 28:9-10 NKJ).  
 
What this means is that when you, the reader of the scriptures, are exposed to certain higher concepts, you immediately reject these concepts -- i.e., “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Cor 2:14 NKJ).    So, upon hearing these higher truths, you immediately reject them as "foolishness".    And this is not so much your fault, as it is the fault of the Church which corrupted the scriptures and removed many of the more important spiritual teachings and concepts (see http://BibleCorruption.com ).    It is the fault of the prostitute empress of Justinian who induced her husband to outlaw the early Church Fathers who openly taught about the journey of the soul.   Quoting the link http://Ebionite.com/reincarnation.htm : In the year 553 the Emperor Justinian convened the 5th Ecumenical Council where, quoting the Catholic Encyclopedia, "...the council opened on 5 May, 553, in spite of the protestations of Pope Vigilius, who though at Constantinople, refused to attend it... before the opening of the council, which had been delayed by the resistance of the pope, the bishops already assembled at Constantinople had to consider, by order of the emperor, a form of Origenism that had practically nothing in common with Origen..." Quoting the Britannica: "After the council, Justinian banished the pope to Egypt , and afterwards to an island, until he accepted the Council, which he ultimately did." The result is that the very foundational doctrines that are necessary to begin to mature beyond an elementary level, were not only condemned and anathema -- but have yet to be corrected to this very day.   In the same way that the religious doctrines of the pagan emperors were imposed on the church in the fourth century, this remained true into the sixth century when the doctrine of the pre-existent soul was outlawed. 
 
In addition to the above link, much is revealed about the pre-Nicene doctrines of belief in the early Church in the official reply to the allegations of the Pagan Prefect Celsus who composed his writing in the second century entitled The True Word, where the Church was accused of being a secret system that taught the multitude of believers such as those at Corinth, very differently than the inner core of the spiritual mature, at this link on predestination http://divinestrategery.com/#predestination ).   And if a believer fails to understand the doctrine of Predestination as taught in the scriptures and by the early Church from the perspective of the journey of the soul, then their understanding will spiritually flat-line at a certain elementary point -- and it will become impossible for them to progress beyond that point in their development.    
 
What this means is that unless the people of the simple faith are prepared to recognize that Paul was speaking about believers such as those who today call themselves Christian, when he warned that they will reject the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God as "foolishness", then there is really nothing that can be conveyed to these believers that they will not immediately reject.   

 

 

To the Ephesians Paul asks for them to pray for him, saying: "And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak" (see Eph 6:19-20).   What is the meaning of the word "mystery"?   Thayer's Lexicon states that it is a "hidden thing, secret, mystery... confided only to the initiated and not to ordinary mortals.  A hidden or secret thing, not obvious to the understanding.  Of God: The secret counsels which govern God in dealing with the righteous, which are hidden from ungodly and wicked men... in rabinic writings, it denotes the mystic or hidden sense of an Old Testament saying..."

What Paul is stating is that he is an ambassador who has been sent to speak to the people -- and that because they are yet too carnal to understand the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom, he cannot speak openly as to his true knowledge.   Thayer's Lexicon uses the term initiate -- and an initiate is one who has become prepared to receive higher instruction and revelation.   In the parable of the sower and the seed ( http://SowerAndSeed.com ), those who bring forth sixtyfold can perceive and understand a higher perception and understanding of what Paul calls the Mysteries of the Kingdom, than those who have brought forth thirtyfold -- and while the one who has brought forth one hundredfold can perceive and understand what others cannot, those who have not brought about the process of expansion by becoming the "good ground", can not understand anything of any true sustenance and spiritual value.   Because the people are not yet initiates into the knowledge that is beyond the understanding of "...ordinary mortals"  --   secret knowledge that is "...not obvious to the understanding"  -- knowledge that is not revealed in the written text of the scriptures -- knowledge that Paul, as "...an ambassador in bonds", cannot speak openly about to them.    Again, to the Colossians Paul asks for their prayers that "...God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds: That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak" (see Col 5:3-4).    Thus, these mysteries of the Gospel that the believers of a "natural" mind will look upon as "foolishness", can not be revealed by man's word -- but only when "...God`...opens ...a door of utterance, to [reveal] the mystery of Christ" -- a knowledge that cannot be revealed "...to ordinary mortals.  A hidden or secret thing, not obvious to the understanding"   -- including  "...the mystic or hidden sense of an Old Testament" story.  

When Jesus said of his disciples: “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables so that, they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding” (Mark 4:11-12 NIV) -- that word translated secret, is the same word translated mystery, and makes reference to esoteric knowledge that is beyond man's organic comprehension.   In explanation of the above words of Jesus, the Wycliffe Commentary writes that: “…the initiate was instructed in the esoteric teaching of the cult, which was not revealed to outsiders… The mystery of the kingdom in its ultimate development is the full-orbed message of the Gospel (Rom 16:25-26). The purpose of parables was to instruct the initiates without revealing the items of instruction to the ones who were without. This is in keeping with the Biblical principle that spiritual understanding is restricted to those who have become spiritual...” 

What Jesus was stating, is that only those who become separate from the thinking and ways of this world, and become true disciples of Messiah/Christ, are able to perceive and understand the secrets of the Kingdom of God -- and this sacred Knowledge is called Gnosis.   And by the very meaning of the word that is being presented that cannot be revealed "...to ordinary mortals.  A hidden or secret thing, not obvious to the understanding"  -- it is of the utmost importance to recognized that what is being conveyed is the fact that t spiritual understanding is restricted to those who have become spiritual...”.   It is not that a more advanced spiritual soul wishes to conceal higher knowledge from others -- but rather, in the same way that kindergarteners are not prepared to study and comprehend at a university level -- neither are the organic minded earth-bound people of this world, prepared to understand the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God.   In the same way that the mind of the kindergartener must develop and mature, so too must the mind of man begin the process of expansion beyond organic limits that are supported by the physical body-vessel.    And this is exactly what Paul states when he writes: "However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing" (1 Cor 2:6 NKJ).   The King James Version reads that wisdom can only be revealed to those who are "perfect" -- but what must be understood is that each soul can only perceive and comprehend in accordance with their own level of soul-evolution and spiritual development.   
Of equal importance is the wisdom just following this statement that only the mature can perceive and comprehend the hidden truths of the Spirit -- hidden, because the organic mind of the physical body only supports that area of mind and being that is of the vibration of the earth -- and what is beyond this very basic level, must be developed by the disciple who walks in TheWay.   Thus, Paul writes: "But as it is written: 'Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.'  But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.  For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.  Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.  These things we also speak, not in words which man's wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.  But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.  But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one.  For 'who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?' But we have the mind of Christ" (1 Cor 2:9-16 NKJ)
When Paul uses the term Christ -- the English translation of the word is the Anointing (Messiah/Christ) -- and the objective of the teachings of the New Covenant is embodied in the words: "My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you" (Gal 4:19 KJV).   And this objective is further presented in the goal that all those who are of an organic mind and spiritually immature, will evolve "to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ" (Eph 4:13 NKJ).   But to understand what Paul is presenting, it is important to understand one of the surviving quotations of the Original Matthew  known as the Gospel of the Hebrews/Ebionites where St. Jerome preserved the text at the baptism (quoting Jerome): "But according to the gospel which the Nazaraeans read, written up in Hebrew speech: The whole fount of the holy spirit shall descend over him.... Further on in the gospel of which we made mention above we find these things written: But it happened that, when the Lord ascended from the water, the whole fount of the holy spirit descended and rested over him, and said to him: My son, in all the prophets I was expecting you, that you should come, and I might rest in you. You indeed are my rest. You are my firstborn son, who reigns in eternity."   To which Jerome correctly explains  "not partially as in the case of other holy men."

While the prophets and holy men of the past had received the Anointing (Messiah/Christ) that enabled them to understand the Mysteries of the Kingdom to the degree that they were able to receive the Anointing, only Jesus had so fulfilled the Law within himself, and was therefore able to receive "...the whole fount of the Holy Spirit".   Thus, this original teaching is preserved by the early Church writer Hippolytus when he stated that Jesus  "was justified by fulfilling the Law. He was the Christ of God, since not one of the rest of mankind had observed the Law completely. Had any one else fulfilled the commandments of the Law, he would have been the Christ."  And in speaking of this original Ebionite Nazirene position, he writes that when each disciple "...thus fulfills the law, they are able to become Christs, for they assert that our Lord Himself was a man in like sense with all humanity."  (Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34).   And it is this spiritually evolved objective of the teachings of the New Covenant that Paul is making reference to when he states that each believer is to be matured into "...a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ" (Eph 4:13 NKJ)    
In the case of the historical man Jesus who totally fulfilled the Law within himself, he was in “supernatural union of a man and God... In their [his Ebionite Nazirene disciples] eyes, Jesus of Nazareth was a mere mortal, the legitimate son of Joseph and Mary: but he was the best and wisest of the human race, selected as the worthy instrument to restore upon earth the worship of the true and supreme Deity. When he was baptized in the Jordan, the Christ, the first of the aeons, the Son of God himself, descended on Jesus in the form of a dove, to inhabit his mind, and direct his actions during the allotted period of his ministry” (Gibbon; The Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire, V.4, P.366)   The Son of God is the True Prophet (see True Prophet), who was called the Logos among the Greeks, the Teacher of Righteousness among the Essenes -- and for those who correctly understand the original teachings on the Trinity, the Logos is the Mind of God.  

The reality of the lost prodigal sons and daughters plight in this, the Far Country, is seen in the quotation of Clement of Alexandria who portrayed the vast majority of people as "...Atheists who destroy and pollute, as far as in them lies, the Deity dwelling in them - that is, the Logos -- by association with their vices”.    Why Atheists?   Because if they truly believed, then they would live the Truth in every aspect of the lives that they live.    The Truth is not known by those who believe from the perspective of the organic mind of what Paul portrays as the "natural" mind of man which is earth-bound and blind to the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God -- but rather, the Truth can only be known by those who become the Final Temple -- and in accordance with each person's success in becoming the "good ground" in the parable of the Sower and the Seed.   With the ultimate level of spiritual success in the pattern of Jesus who was able to achieve Absolute Oneness with the Indwelling Logos/Son of God/True Prophet.   And this is the purpose of living the Consecrated Life in TheWay that Jesus taught.  

The living of the necessary Consecrated Life cannot be discarded!   As stated by Jesus himself: "And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?" (Luke 6:46 KJV).   Paul states that we must each come to the "...fullness of Christ ...that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting" (Eph 4:14 NKJ).   And this can only be accomplished when each believer lives the Consecrated Life that enables them to become the Final Temple -- striving to purify one's self in accord with the pattern of Jesus as stated in the words: “Everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself, just as he is pure” (1 Jn 3:3 NIV) -- becoming the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) that enables the disciple to be taught by the Indwelling  True Prophet -- as stated by John: "These things I have written to you concerning those who try to deceive you.  But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him" (I Jn 2:26-27 NKJ).  

The degree that each disciple can know the Truth, is in accord with the level of Anointing (Messiah/Christ) they are able to receive -- i.e., "But as it is written: 'Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.'  But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.  For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.  Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.  These things we also speak, not in words which man's wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.  But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.  But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one.  For 'who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?' But we have the mind of Christ" (1 Cor 2:9-16 NKJ).   The written word of the scriptures are made for those who are immature -- i.e., those who Paul portrays as "babes in Christ".     The objective of the New Covenant teaching is for each person to grow to maturity and receive the Anointing (Messiah/Christ) -- which connects us to the Indwelling Logos/Son of God/True Prophet -- i.e.,  "But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.  For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him" -- and this is why Peter is quoted in the Homilies as stating with respect to the Indwelling True Prophet: "...For He is within the mind of every one of us, but in those who have no desire of the knowledge of God and His righteousness, He is inoperative; but He works in those who seek after that which is profitable to their souls, and kindles in them the light of knowledge. Wherefore seek Him first of all; and if you do not find Him, expect not that you shall learn anything from any other. But He is soon found by those who diligently seek Him through love of the truth, and whose souls are not taken possession of by wickedness. For He is present with those who desire Him in the innocence of their spirits, who bear patiently, and draw sighs from the bottom of their hearts through love of the truth; but He deserts malevolent minds, because as a prophet He knows the thoughts of every one. And therefore let no one think that he can find Him by his own wisdom, unless, as we have said, he empty his mind of all wickedness, and conceive a pure and faithful desire to know Him. For when any one has so prepared himself, He Himself as a prophet, seeing a mind prepared for Him, of His own accord offers Himself to his knowledge” (see  True Prophet ).    Those who love Him, and desire to seek the Truth, are those who live the Consecrated Life in TheWay.

When Paul stated to the believers in the Churches: “And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to babes in Christ” (1 Cor 3:1) -- what he was stating was that until the believers of the simple faith begin to live the necessary lifestyle that is portrayed as the "good ground" in the parable of the Sower and the Seed (see Sower And The Seed), that it will remain impossible for them to understand the true meaning of the Gospel -- and this sacred Knowledge can only be taught by those who are able to receive Gnosis from the True Prophet/Logos/Son of God (see True Prophet).    The disciples possessed the eyes to see and understand, because as it is written: "Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures" (Luke 24:45) -- and this higher enlightened perception and understanding that the mind of organic man is incapable of understanding, is called Gnosis. 

 All Genuine Religions Are Gnostic: The term Gnostic is derived from the Greek word "gnosis", which is the term used to both delineate and define experiential spiritual knowledge, vs knowledge derived through human reasoning based upon the natural consciousness of mankind.    The word "gnosis" is defined as indicating "...direct spiritual experiential knowledge rather than from rational or reasoned thinking".   The objective of all genuine religions, is to bring about that condition within the mind and life of the individual where they are able to fulfill the statement in the Gospel of John, and be "taught by God" -- i.e., "It is written in the prophets, 'And they shall all be taught by God.' Therefore everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me" (John 6:45 NKJ).   And it was for this reason that Jesus commanded his disciples not to be called teacher or rabbi -- i.e., "But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have One Teacher, and you are all brethren" (Matt 23:8 RSV) -- and this was commanded, because there is Only One True Teacher, and that is the True Prophet (see True Prophet).    And that those lost prodigal sons who look to other men as their teacher, rabbi or leaders, will be greatly deceived and misguided, is why the disciple Peter in the Clementine Homilies declared: Hence, O beloved Clement, if you would know the things pertaining to God, you have to learn them from Him alone, because He alone knows the truth. For if any one else knows anything, he has received it from Him or from His disciples”.

The Wisdom and Knowledge that the True Prophet (Son of God/Logos) imparts to those who are worthy, is called Gnosis.   And Gnosis cannot be written in the words of man -- or even taught by man -- because Gnosis is defined as Spiritual Knowledge, or the Divine Manna of the Kingdom, that can only be received directly from the True Prophet to those who are themselves true spiritual seekers.   In the words of the second century Elder Valentinus: "Gnosis was distinct from the secret teachings they only revealed to initiates once they had reached a certain level of progression."   And the whole objective of the teachings of TheWay as revealed by Yeshua/Jesus, was to prepare the mind of the disciple to receive the revelation of Gnosis -- i.e., the Divine Manna of the Kingdom -- from the indwelling True Prophet/Logos/Son of God that is dormant within the minds of carnal believers.  

 

From the perspective of the teachings of Yeshua/Jesus and TheWay, the perpetual array of End Times prophecies represent the absolute folly of the religious world who have raised up generation after generation of doomsday prophets -- and yet, not a single one has ever had any genuine understanding of the true meaning of the End Times.   We often hear quotations taken from the Book of Daniel -- and yet, to their own detriment the would be prophets completely ignore the fact that in order for Daniel to be given the ability to interpret allegorical dreams, visions and the written word of God, he was required to cleanse and purify his body -- and make it holy.    As stated in the test of Daniel: "Daniel then said to the guard whom the chief official had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah, Please test your servants for ten days: Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink.  Then compare our appearance with that of the young men who eat the royal food, and treat your servants in accordance with what you see.  So he agreed to this and tested them for ten days.  At the end of the ten days they looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food.  So the guard took away their choice food and the wine they were to drink and gave them vegetables instead. To these four young men  God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning.  And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds." (Dan 1:8-17 NIV).   Can anyone simply open the scriptures and have the power to "...understand visions and dreams of all kinds?"    Not at all!!!  And such a power and ability could only be given to a seeker who has  manifest and brought about the above teachings on building and purifying the Body-Temple.   Further, the purification and transformation of the body and organic mind is portrayed in the allegory of Daniel and the three being thrown in the furnace, is merely another way of portraying the reality of the words: "We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God" (Acts 14:22 NKJ).   That the carnal prophets fail to understand the spiritual meaning of the End Times, is in fact why generation after generation of doomsday prophets have all proven to be frauds.   And this is why the modern religious world does not at all understand the spiritual meaning behind the apocalyptic visions in the Bible.   

Yeshua/Jesus emphatically stated that the Kingdom would never come upon the earth as carnal men predict (see http://GateOfEden.com -- because it is within you -- and can only come within the disciple who makes himself the Living Temple -- which is the true meaning of both Daniel and the Revelation, and reality of the words: "Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful" (Rev 21:27 NIV).   And the fact that the disciple must strive to overcome their lower carnal animal nature, and make their body-vessel a Living Temple, is seen in the words: "We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God" (Acts 14:22 NKJ) -- and the Kingdom of God is within us.  

The true spiritual meaning of both Daniel, and the Revelation is seen in the words: "Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practic

es a lie" (Rev 22:14-15 NKJ).   If the text of the Revelation represented the end of the world, as is commonly believed by the majority of Christians today, then why are those who remain outside the city portrayed as "dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie"? Armageddon, then, indicates the disciples personal tribulation described as the "pangs of birth" (Matt 24:8), as the disciple of TheWay who is Spiritual Israel, endeavors to overcome his own lower carnal nature through the crucifixion of what is symbolized by the flesh, in order that he can possess the Knowledge which is the Sacred Manna or the fruit of the Tree of Life, transcend the natural barriers of this world, and "enter through the gates into the city".

The End Times is the coming of the Kingdom within the body and mind of the disciple.  That the disciples of Yeshua/Jesus experienced the "pangs of birth" of walking in TheWay (see http://GateOfEden.com ) when they were themselves born into the Kingdom, can be seen in the words of Peter at Pentecost when he said: "Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. These men are not drunk, as you suppose. It is only nine in the morning! No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. I will show wonders in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke. The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord" (Acts 2:14-21 NIV).    Thus, what Peter said to the Jews in Jerusalem, that the apocalyptic predictions had come to pass, and that the End Times had been brought about in the lives of the disciples.   And that Peter taught that is was within the ability of each disciple of TheWay to quicken the Second Coming within themselves, in the same manner as above, is seen in the words: "as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat" (2 Pet 3:12 NIV).   Paul taught that the Second Coming was for many so near, that they should not even return home to their wives (1 Cor 7:29).   And this is why Yeshua/Jesus taught that there were those standing there who would not taste death, and the Kingdom would come within them. 

 

While the Jews should be known as those who brought the Messianic teachings of TheWay into the world -- and should be the guides for the people of the Nations -- they have instead been despised and rejected because they have turned upon their own Spiritual Essence.    The very place where their temple of this world once stood, is an Islamic Mosque which has inhibited the Jews from once again embracing the way of the flesh, and attempting to rebuild their temple of abomination.    For them not to recognize that it is the Will of God that this shadow temple where innocent animal blood is shed, represents the absolute folly of the Jews.  

As demonstrated in the above AskMoses.com article, there is no difference between the spiritual concepts that Yeshua/Jesus  taught, and what is necessary to become a Living Temple that becomes the Anointed (Messiah/Christ) of the Most High.   Yeshua/Jesus did not teach that he was God incarnate (see http://TheTenWords.com .   And this fact that Yeshua was a man who became the Anointed (Messiah/Christ), has been proven by the Dead Sea Scrolls and other discoveries (see Ebionite Denial).  Nowhere in the New Testament Gospels does it teach the doctrine of what is known as the Trinity (see The Christian Judas).  And while these doctrinal beliefs were adopted by the later Pagan Christians, the Jews should have maintained what was true, in order fulfill their role as a Holy Nation who was set aside to guide the Gentiles into TheWay.   And while many Jews look upon these manmade doctrines of belief as heresy, the greatest heresy of all is seen in the fact that the vast majority of Jews are totally ignorant of the reality that the true requirement of Judaism is seen in the necessity to make their own body-vessel into a Living Temple where they are able to become the Messiah, and meet with their God.   And in the same way that AskMoses.com states that  "This was G-d’s Master Plan. By exchanging a sweeping, dramatic outdoor concert of public spirituality for an internal, personal, private experience, G-d was bringing Himself even closer to humanity, laying the groundwork for the Third and final Temple—an age that will synthesize G-d’s presence inside our hearts and minds and in the world around us in a totally new reality: the Era of Moshiach" -- this is exactly what Yeshua taught, and his disciples believed as seen in the words that Yeshua "...was justified by fulfilling the Law. He was the Messiah/Christ of God, since not one of the rest of mankind had observed the Law completely. Had any one else fulfilled the commandments of the Law, he would have been the Messiah/Christ."

That Yeshua/Jesus did not endorse the outward ritual which AskMoses.com describes as a "...sweeping, dramatic outdoor concert of public" exhibition of animal sacrifice as many of the carnal Jews of his day, is to be expected of one who was sent to inaugurate "...the Third and final Temple—an age that will synthesize G-d’s presence inside our hearts and minds and in the world around us in a totally new reality: the Era of Moshiach."   If God desired temple sacrifice and ritual worship, then no force on earth could have destroyed the Jerusalem Temple -- much less build a Mosque that would inhibit the Jews from returning to their Old Covenant ways of animal sacrifice and ritual worship -- i.e., "He who kills a bull is as if he slays a man; he who sacrifices a lamb, as if he breaks a dog's neck; he who offers a grain offering, as if he offers swine's blood; he who burns incense, as if he blesses an idol. Just as they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delights in their abominations, So will I choose their delusions, and bring their fears on them; because, when I called, no one answered, when I spoke they did not hear; but they did evil before My eyes, and chose that in which I do not delight" (Isa 66:3-4 NKJ).   But God wanted mankind to know that the Kingdom is within each of us, and the journey of the soul must be accomplished by making your very body-vessel a Holy and Consecrated Temple where you enter within the Holy of Holies, and meet with the Divine.    This is the Spiritual Essence of Judaism that the vast majority of Jews totally fail to understand. 

If the Jews are the people who were supposed to reveal the Messiah to the world, what better way than to teach them that the historical Yeshua became the Anointed, by fulfilling the Law within himself, and moving into Oneness with the Most High?   Once rightly understood, the parable of the prodigal son is no different than the journey of the soul as presented in the Zohar.  The following quotation is taken from The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, under the heading of Souls, Transmigration of: “The doctrine of transmigration of souls, which was especially accepted by the Karaites… is generally attacked by Jewish philosophers, but is defended by Isaac Abravanel and Manasseh ben Israel.  It appears often in Cabala; it is found in organized form in the Zohar, it is further developed in the teachings of Isaac Luria (1534-1572), and in Hasidism it becomes a universal belief.   According to these teachings, all human souls have a common origin in the spiritual unity of the primordial man, sparks of which form the individual souls... The sin of Adam brought higher and lower souls into confusion; as a result, every soul has to pass through a series of incarnations... The soul itself has no sex, which is determined by the body and may vary from incarnation to incarnation”   And in the Zohar which is referenced in the above, a doctrine of Jewish Mysticism, it is written that: “All souls are subject to the trials of transmigration; and men do not know the designs of the Most High with regard to them… The souls must re-enter the absolute substance whence they have emerged.  But to accomplish this end they must develop all the perfections, the germ of which is planted in them; and if they have not fulfilled this condition during one life, they must commence another, a third, and so forth, until they have acquired the condition which fits them for reunion with God”.   This reunion with God is the rebirth that was spoken of by Jesus to the Pharisee Nicodemus, “a ruler of the Jews”.   And the fact that the Christians have alienated themselves from the knowledge of the Journey of the Soul, is because they have adopted the doctrinal beliefs of a Roman Circus Prostitute (see http://ChristianReincarnation.org ).

That the carnal Jews rejected what Yeshua taught with respect to making your body a Living Temple, is understood, because they had yet to fulfill the Law within themselves, and were incapable of "...having acquired the condition which fits them for reunion with God”.   But Jews of spiritual vision should know better.   That Christians in like manner remain lost and groping in this world, is in part because the Jews reject their finest example of the one who fulfilled the Law within himself -- and thereby proved the superior teachings of Judaism.    And that the Christians worship the Jesus-god of Constantine and Pagan Rome, should not trouble wise Jews -- because it is natural for the people of the Nations to worship not only everything under the sun -- but even the sun itself. 

 

Is It God Speaking To You?

Or The Voice of Demons?

People are speaking in tongues -- hearing voices in their head who claim to be Jesus, the Virgin Mother, the Holy Spirit, and even God -- but who are they actually hearing?   The teachings of Yeshua/Jesus are spiritual, and embody the reality that the disciple will learn from the One Teacher who he will find in the Temple and Kingdom within.  It is also taught by Jesus that the people who live in accordance with the teachings and customs of this world, will be severely influenced by demons and discarnate spirits -- as seen in the teaching of Peter in the Clementine Homilies: "But the reason why the demons delight in entering into men's bodies is that, being disembodied spirits and having perverted desires after meat and sex, but not being able to partake of these due to being spirits, and wanting organs fitted for their enjoyment, they enter the bodies of men in order to gain organs with which to satisfy their lusts, both meat and sex."   Peter further taught that we open the door to these demons and discarnate spirits when we eat dead flesh at the table of demons: "But you are still ignorant of this law, that everyone who worships demons or their idols, or sacrifices to them, or partakes with them of their table, shall become subject to them and receive all punishment from them, as being under wicked lords. And you who, on account of ignorance of this law, have been corrupted beside their altars, and have been satiated with food offered to them, have come under their power, and do not know you have been in every way injured in respect of your bodies. But you ought to know that the demons have no power over any one, unless first he be their table-companion; since not even their chief can do anything contrary to the law imposed upon them by God wherein the demons have no power over any one who does not worship them by being their table-companions in the eating of flesh.... But you, being ignorant of the foreordained law, are under the power of the chief of demons through evil deeds, wherefore you are polluted in body and soul, and in the present life you are tyrannized over by sufferings and demons.... If therefore, ye wish to be the vesture of the Divine Spirit,.... neither believe in idols, nor partake with them of the impure table...."

What Peter is stating is that the very presence of dead animals in the body opens the door for the vibration of death -- i.e., demons and discarnate spirits -- to bring the person under their demonic control.  It was for this reason in the Gospel of the Nazirenes that Jesus stated that those believers of the simple faith could not be admitted into the inner core of the New Covenant while still eating the flesh of slain beasts: "And again that one asked, If anyone comes to us who eats flesh and drinks strong drink, how shall we receive them? And Yeshua said to him, Let such a person abide in the outer court until they cleanse themselves from these grosser evils; for till they perceive, and repent of these, they are not fit to receive the higher mysteries."  What this is further teaching is the reality that those who eat meat cannot enter the Kingdom within, and cannot learn directly from the One Teacher.

In the above quotation of Peter there is another important statement that few people today have any understanding of whatsoever -- i.e., "But the reason why the demons delight in entering into men's bodies is that, being disembodied spirits and having perverted desires after  ...sex, but not being able to partake of these due to being spirits, and wanting organs fitted for their enjoyment, they enter the bodies of men in order to gain organs with which to satisfy their lusts [for] sex."   What is not at all understood is the reality that the disembodied spirits that Peter is making reference to, controls the people's thinking and drives them into a lifestyle where sexual perversion is the norm -- and having joined themselves to the person, they are able to freely engage in lives of wanton immorality.   The question then becomes: Are we real?  Or temporal?   In quoting from the subheading Reincarnation A Counterfeit Belief: Reality can perhaps best be envisioned by injecting a little science fiction into the equation.   From an X-Files perspective, if we were born into this world as a reflection and image of our pre-existent soul, and an alien being in the manner of a body-snatcher took over our life -- displacing and suppressing the person we truly are with a foreign personality -- when the body dies, and the alien is released, how much of our life did we actually live during the time when our true nature was suppressed -- when we existed in a sort of coma -- and some other being used our body in our absence?  The truth of the matter would be that we were robbed of our life because the genuine person we were was suppressed -- existing only in a state of suspended animation -- while an alien being walked in us -- talked in us -- and used our opportunity of life for their own purposes.   If our true self -- i.e., our higher soul-self -- already exists in a super-conscious state of being in a parallel dimension of mind and being -- and we permit our life to be taken over by what Peter portrays as a host of disembodied spirits and even demons who control our thinking and life -- then the question becomes: As an embryonic image, how real and genuine are we?   If what we have become in our very carnal and earth-bound existence does not in any manner reflect our true nature and form, then it can be said in the final analysis, we are little more than a bad dream that our true self that remains totally alien to us, became immersed in by the culture of this world -- i.e., the obscure and long ignored statement of Paul: "See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world..." (Col 2:8 NIV).     Why?   Because the hollow and deceptive philosophies based upon purely carnal human reasoning founded upon the basic principles of this world, will totally alienate the person from their true soul-reality -- causing them to be a counterfeit shadow of a true self that they know absolutely nothing about.

While these teachings of Jesus  might sound alien to us today, there are countless first century writings that demonstrate their genuineness.   In another writing known as The Essene Gospel of Piece which was found by a priest who was working in the Vatican Library, these same teachings are very clearly presented when Jesus tells the carnal Jews why they are blind to man's indwelling spiritual reality.   Like the words of Peter in the Homilies of his disciple Clement, the Essene Gospel of Peace warns that "...Satan will have his dwelling in his body.   And the flesh of slain beasts in his body will become his own tomb.   For I tell you truly, he who kills, kills himself, and whoso eats the flesh of slain beasts, eats of the body of death."   The Gospel then goes on where it is written: "Jesus said: You do not understand the words of Life, because you are in Death. Darkness darkens your eyes and your ears are stopped with deafness. For I tell you, it Profits you not at all that you pore over Dead Scriptures if by your deeds you deny him who has given you the Scriptures. I tell you truly, God and his Laws are not in that which you do. They are not in Gluttony and Wine-Bibbing, Flesh Eating, neither in Riotous Living, nor in Lustfulness, nor in seeking after Riches, nor yet in Hatred of your Enemies. For all these things are far from the True God and his Angels. But all these things come from the Kingdom of Darkness and the Lord of all Evils. And all these things do you carry in yourselves; and so the Word and the Power of God enter not into you, because all manner of Evil and all manner of Abominations have their dwelling in your body and in your Spirit. If you will, that the living God’s Word and his Power may enter you, Defile not your Body and your Spirit; for the Body is the Temple of the Spirit, and the Spirit is the Temple of God. Purify, therefore, the Temple, that the Lord of the Temple may dwell therein and occupy a place that is worthy of GOD."

In our search for truth, we are presented with a uniform all-pervading doctrine which emerges from the first century people of the New Covenant -- a doctrine which portrays the absolute need to live in harmony with the Royal Law of the Most High.   Moreover, these same words are relevant to the people who portray themselves as the followers and believers in Yeshua  today.   The body is the Temple of God -- and those who defile the temple are wasting their time when they philosophically call upon the name of the Lord.   Those who purify the Temple, are those who truly believe in the Son of God, live in strict accord with his teachings, and permit the indwelling Light to fill every aspect of the True Christian's Life.

 

Christians today are as the men of Nineveh of whom it is said:

"And should I not pity Nineveh, that great city,

in which are more than one hundred and twenty thousand persons

who cannot discern between their right hand and their left?"

Jonah 4:11  

 

As it was said to Job: "Then I will also confess to you that your own right hand can save you" (Job 40:14 NKJ).   And in the Psalms: "You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore... Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; you will stretch out Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Your right hand will save me" (Ps 16:11;138:7 NKJ).   Which is the reason why Jesus said that those on the right will enter into life, while those on the left will inherit the tribulation of their deeds and ways: "Then He will also say to those on the left hand, 'Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels" (Matt 25:41 NKJ).
 

  The Authority And Power Of The Left Hand: Speaking of Simon Magus in the Clementine writings, the Apostle Peter states: "He is a power of the left hand of God, and has authority to do harm to those who know not God, so that he has been able to involve you in diseases; but by these very diseases, which have been permitted to come upon you by the good providence of God, you, seeking and finding him who is able to cure, have been compelled to submit to the will of God on the occasion of the cure of the body, and to think of believing, in order that in this way you may have your souls as well as your bodies in a healthy state."

What does this mean?   Ultimately what it means is that from a higher spiritual perspective, there is no such thing as evil -- and what man perceives as evil, is nothing more than the Left Hand of Correction driving man to seek what is good, and the prodigal sons Ultimate Life in the Edenic Kingdom of Origination (see http://GateOfEden.com ).   In Peter's explanation of what man in his limited capacity would deem to be evil, Peter states that "...but by these very diseases, which have been permitted to come upon you by the good providence of God, you, seeking and finding him who is able to cure, have been compelled to submit to the will of God on the occasion of the cure of the body".

The modern believer, as well as all the lost prodigal sons and daughters who dwell under the power of what Jesus portrayed as the "Citizen... of the Far Country", can't come to terms with this important teaching, because their manmade doctrines of belief and their carnal thinking so limits their understanding, that they are unable to apply what is conveyed in the parable of the prodigal son to their own lives.   They fail to understand that in the journey of the soul, they left the Kingdom of the Father -- and they cannot return until they fulfill the requirements of the very purpose that this world which is portrayed as the Far Country, was brought into existence as God's Divine School House.   And because the Christians and people of an organic mind so limit their understanding, they fail to comprehend the meaning of the words: "But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive" (Gen 50:20 NKJ).  

Christians reason that if God permitted the scriptures to become corrupted, then man would not know what to believe -- and they therefore promote the counterfeit doctrine that the scriptures are the pure and infallible Word of God.   Yet, just the opposite is true.   Quoting the article on Bible Corruption ( http://BibleCorruption.com ): The Truth is that if the Bible had not been corrupted, it would never have been adopted by the Greeks and Romans -- so just the opposite is true with respect to what Christians believe.   Thus, modern Christians cling to this doctrine of biblical purity -- ignoring overwhelming evidence to the contrary -- evidence that demonstrates conclusively that our Bible has been severely altered and edited -- because they fail to grasp the very foundational principles of the New Covenant itself -- principles that are not historical, but spiritual. It is not until we understand that the Bible is a road-map that leads us to the Gate of the Kingdom, and the Word that is written in our hearts -- rather than a final revelation from God to man -- that we are able to even begin to come to terms with the Spiritual Gospel of Messiah/Christ that can never be corrupted. 
Thus, God ordained the corruption of the written word of the scriptures "...for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive."   Each of the lost prodigal sons and daughters must use their inherent gift of freewill, to return to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination.    And this journey which evolves the soul of man to perfection -- i.e., "You, therefore, must be perfect, as your Heavenly Father is Perfect" (Mt. 5:48) -- is controlled by the Left and Right Hands of God which invoke the Laws that control every aspect of each man's life -- i.e., "A man's heart plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps" (Prov 16:9 NKJ).   And it is these steps which are directed by the Laws of God, that drives each of the lost prodigal sons and daughters in TheWay, that brings about their eventual perfection.  
In his self-imposed limited understanding, man fails to comprehend the purpose and reason for what he perceives to be evil.   Yet, the written word of the scriptures proclaims: "I form the light and create darkness, I make peace and create calamity; I, the LORD, do all these things.'" (Isa 45:7 NKJ).   And in his ignorance of the Laws, man condemns what he does not understand, and fails to understand the true source of what to his own demise he proclaims to be evil -- i.e., "Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it?" (Amos 3:6 KJV).   Thus, there is nothing that exists in this world, that has not been orchestrated by the Laws of God -- i.e., "The LORD of hosts has sworn, saying, "Surely, as I have thought, so it shall come to pass, and as I have purposed, so it shall stand" (Isa 14:24 NKJ).   And until a man begins to understand the true source and purpose of what he calls evil, he cannot know anything of any true substance. 
While man in his lost and organic condition is inhibited from perceiving his own higher soul and spiritual reality, he is provided fragments and partical truths that is as the crumbs that fall under the Table of the Children (Mt. 15:27).   In the writings of Clement, the 2nd century Bishop of Alexandria, it is explained that: “But among the lies, the false prophets also told some true things. And in reality they prophesied ‘in an ecstasy,’ as the servants of the apostate”.    Using the early Christian writing known as the Shepherd of Hermas (see http://nazirene.org/shepherd_of_hermas.htm ), Clement then explains: “And the Shepherd, the angel of repentance, says to Hermas, of the false prophet: ‘For he speaks some truths. For the devil fills him with his own spirit, if perchance he may be able to cast down any one from what is right.’ All things, therefore, are dispensed from heaven for good, ‘that by the Church may be made known the manifold wisdom of God, according to the eternal foreknowledge, which He purposed in Christ.’ Nothing withstands God: nothing opposes Him: seeing He is Lord and omnipotent. Further, the counsels and activities of those who have rebelled, being partial, proceed from a bad disposition, as bodily diseases from a bad constitution, but are guided by universal Providence to a salutary issue, even though the cause be productive of disease. It is accordingly the greatest achievement of divine Providence, not to allow the evil, which has sprung from voluntary apostasy, to remain useless, and for no good, and not to become in all respects injurious. For it is the work of the divine wisdom, and excellence, and power, not alone to do good (for this is, so to speak, the nature of God, as it is of fire to warm and of light to illumine), but especially to ensure that what happens through the evils hatched by any, may come to a good and useful issue, and to use to advantage those things which appear to be evils, as also the testimony which accrues from temptation”.

Within these words are contained a profound truth that all believers today must realize.   The Power of God is so all-encompassing, that even the apostate teachers and prophets still serve the Lord.   So, if we ask the question: Is the present Christian Church the Church of God?   Yes -- But not in the manner that most Christians would understand.   Is it not forewarned and written that: “Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness’” (Matt 7:22-23 NAS).   Therefore, it is established that even among those who prophesy, cast out demons, and perform many great miracles in the name of the Lord, they are as Simon Magus, and have not part in the teachings of TheWay and the Kingdom.   This means that from your perspective as a believer, for you to be faithful to the scriptures, you must question everything -- and that includes every word that myself or anyone else writes for you to read.  A true disciple of the Light is one who proves the truth; not one who believes something because it sounds good to his carnal mind. 

Why would you listen to a man who tells you that you must believe, when Jesus himself commanded you to seek the Truth and the Kingdom -- stating that you should not only reject blind belief and the doctrines of men -- teaching that the means to know the Truth, is to Live the Truth -- i.e., “If any of you really determines to do God’s will, then you will certainly know whether my teaching is from God or is merely my own” (John 7:17 TLB).    And to each person who reads these words which I have written -- or have been written by God through me -- I can only affirm what Jesus already taught with respect to proving the Truth and TheWay.   

With respect to the above statement of Peter portraying Simon Magus as  "...a power of the left hand of God, and has authority to do harm to those who know not God", Peter explains about the Two Princes -- why God Ordains ministers and servants of the Left Hand to inflict what man sees as evil upon the lost prodigal sons and daughters -- and the spheres of dominion of the two Princes, one on the Left Hand of God, the other on the Right Hand: "For thus from the beginning was a law laid by God, the Creator of all things, on each of the two princes, him of the right hand and him of the left, that neither should have power over any one whom they might wish to benefit or to hurt, unless first he had sat down at the same table with them. As, then, when you partook of meat offered to idols, you became servants to the prince of evil, in like manner, if you cease from these things, and flee for refuge to God through the good Prince of His right hand, honoring Him without sacrifices, by doing whatsoever He wills, know of a truth that not only will your bodies be healed, but your souls also will become healthy. For He only, destroying with His left hand, can quicken with His right; He only can both smite and raise the fallen."   

  In Quoting The Law: I am God and "I kill and I make alive, I wound and I heal" (Deut 32:39) -- and this is brought about through the Laws of God that was brought into being in the beginning, and is further presented in the words: "The Lord kills, and makes alive, He brings down to the grave and brings up.  The Lord makes poor and makes rich, he brings low and lifts up" 1 Sam 2:6-7) -- Peter explains the workings of the Laws in the Homilies: "But that this is so, has been said even by the law in the person of God: ‘I will kill, and, I will make alive; I will strike, and I will heal.' For, in truth, He kills and makes alive. He kills through the left hand, that is, through the evil one, who has been so composed as to rejoice in afflicting the impious. And he saves and benefits through the right hand, that is, through the good one, who has been made to rejoice in the good deeds and salvation of the righteous."

The people of the simple faith that Paul warns will look upon the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of God as "foolishness", simply can't understand how and why God would kill and smite with the Left Hand, and heal and sustain with the Right Hand.   And because they follow the dictates of Roman Emperors and manmade Pagan doctrines of belief, they are unable to understand the reality portrayed in the words: “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows” (Gal 6:7 NIV).   And where organic man who dwells in what Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness), is incapable of understanding the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the God -- and is incapable of comprehending the journey of the soul and the manner in which the Laws force the prodigal son along the road that brings about his eventual perfection and return to the Edenic Kingdom, it is written: "For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways," says the LORD.  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.  For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater,  So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it" (Isa 55:8-11 NKJ). 

The ultimate Destiny of all the prodigal sons and daughters is portrayed in the words that "I have sworn by Myself, the Word has gone out of My mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, that to Me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall take an oath" (Isa 45:23) -- and this Ultimate Destiny has been guaranteed from the beginning of Time and Creation, by the Laws which were instituted and put in effect.   When a man deviates from the path that brings about this Ultimate Destiny in the perfection and return of each and every prodigal son back to the Edenic Kingdom of their Father, then the Laws correct the path, by returning back to him the fruit of his own words, thoughts, desires and deeds.    And through the process of perpetually confronting self, the soul is slowly evolved to perfection.  

 

 

The Laws That Perfect Mankind

-- Cause And Effect --

What Is The Source Of Evil?

Why Does Bad Things Happen To Seemingly Good People?

Would A Benevolent God Permit Human Suffering?

If There Is A God, Why Doesn't He Fix This World?

 

 

If we pose the question as to what degree life on earth is predestined?   As stated in the above: "A man's heart plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps" (Prov 16:9 NKJ).   It is at this point where the biblical teaching of predestination gets really frightening for the vast majority of people who do not possess the necessary knowledge of the Laws that control every event, endeavor and person in this world.    From a biblical perspective, this all-pervading fact is demonstrated in Jesus' own words when he said: “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father's will” (Matt 10:29 RSV).   If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground apart from the Will of the Father, then we have no other option than to come to terms with the biblical fact that everything in this life is directly orchestrated by God?   On this verse the Adam Clark Commentary states: “The providence of God extends to the minutest things; everything is continually under the government and care of God, and nothing occurs without his will or permission”.   And this fact of the Laws is expressed in the Wisdom of Isaiah: “I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please” (Isa 46:10 NIV).

Just as important as the above statement by Jesus, is the very words he spoke to the man who he healed when he warned: "Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee" (John 5:14 KJV).   We must therefore ask: If our own actions can cause "...a worse thing come unto [us]", how is this tribulation brought about?  Moreover, why is this tribulation brought about in our lives?   And just as important is the question as to what the initiating causes are that brings this tribulation about in the lives of men and women?   The answer is that there were Laws put into action at the very beginning of Creation which returns to each person the fruit of their own actions -- “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows” (Gal 6:7 NIV).   With respect to the above, Paul went on to say that someone who professes to believe in Jesus, and continues to sin, are not only apostates to the Gospel, but that their fate is worse off than the unbelievers -- i.e., "For it is impossible to restore again to repentance those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they then commit apostasy, since they crucify the Son of God on their own account and hold him up to contempt.. For if we sin deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries." (Heb 6:4-6;10:26-27 RSV).   And how is this judgment brought about?  By virtue of the Laws that return to each person the fruit of their own past.

Without Exception, every person is at their present station in life, by virtue of the road they personally traveled to get there.   Without Exception, everything that exists, exists for a reason -- and has been brought about as the result by a pre-existing cause, which has become manifest in order to bring about a preordained result.   Without Exception, your present life is the result of your past, and you are presently creating and forming your future.    Without Exception, if you are a victim of any of life's circumstances, then you have made yourself a victim by virtue of your own actions, inactions, or complacency.    Without Exception, your own past actions is responsible for your present gender, race, sexual orientation, social and economic station in life, manner of thinking and mindset, and even the religious, political and cultural conditions of the life you are presently living.   

It is the mind that raises man above the beasts of the earth -- that permits him to prevail over the forces of nature -- that enables him to rule over his environment -- overcoming even the very force of gravity that holds him to the earth, and traveling to distant heavenly bodies that his ancestors worshiped as gods.   And to escape the limitations of this world, and begin to rule of one's self in pursuit of the Inner Kingdom (see Gate Of Eden) -- and through this expansion of the mind beyond the organic limitations of earth-consciousness, the prodigal sons and daughters are able to fulfill the Laws in the same way as their Elder Brother Jesus taught, and become re-born in the Kingdom while still in the body-vessel.   Thus, to this end the Gospel of Philip declares: "Those who say that first they shall die and (then) they shall arise are confused. If they do not first receive the resurrection (while) they live, they will not receive anything (when) they die"( http://DivineManna.org ).

 

  Early Church on Predestination: In the words of the third century Church Father Origen -- the man St. Gregory of Nyssa called “the prince of Christian learning in the Third Century”: “We have frequently shown”, writes Origen, “by those declarations which we were able to produce from the holy Scriptures, that God, the Creator of all things, is good, and just, and all-powerful… But since those rational creatures themselves, as we have frequently shown, and will yet show in the proper place, were endowed with the power of free-will, this freedom of will incited each one either to progress by imitation of God, or reduced him to failure through negligence… Now God, who deemed it just to arrange His creatures according to their merit, brought down these different understandings into the harmony of one world, that He might adorn, as it were, one dwelling, in which there ought to be not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay (and some indeed to honor, and others to dishonor), with those different vessels, or souls, or understandings. And these are the causes… why that world presents the aspect of diversity, while Divine Providence continues to regulate each individual according to the variety of his movements, or of his feelings and purpose. On which account the Creator will neither appear to be unjust in distributing (for the causes already mentioned) to every one according to his merits; nor will the happiness or unhappiness of each one's birth, or whatever be the condition that falls to his lot, be deemed accidental; nor will different creators, or souls of different natures, be believed to exist” (De Principiis, Bk 2 Ch 9).

What Origen is stating is that, in the beginning, each soul was created equal and the same, and their place in life is not the result of an accident, or the indiscriminate manifestation of God's Will in the form of Divine Providence -- but rather, each soul's lot in life is the result of the exercise of their own freewill, and consequently is arranged “according to their merit”.   This merit is not the result of some unknown condition -- but rather, is imposed upon each individual in accordance with what they have accomplished in their previous lives.

Origen then goes on to demonstrate this truth by using the very example which the Apostle Paul gave with regard to Esau and Jacob, and writes: “‘What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God?' And that he might furnish us with an opportunity of inquiring into these matters, and of ascertaining how these things do not happen without a reason, he answers himself, and says, 'God forbid.' For the same question, as it seems to me, which is raised concerning Jacob and Esau, may be raised regarding all celestial and terrestrial creatures, and even those of the lower world as well. And in like manner it seems to me, that as he there says, 'The children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil,' so it might also be said of all other things, 'When they were not yet' created, 'neither had yet done any good or evil, that the decree of God according to election may stand,' that (as certain think) some things on the one hand were created heavenly, some on the other earthly, and others, again, beneath the earth, 'not of works' (as they think), 'but of Him who calleth,' what shall we say then, if these things are so? 'Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.' As, therefore, when the Scriptures are carefully examined regarding Jacob and Esau, it is not found to be unrighteousness with God that it should be said, before they were born, or had done anything in this life, 'the elder shall serve the younger;' and as it is found not to be unrighteousness that even in the womb Jacob supplanted his brother, if we feel that he was worthily beloved by God, according to the deserts of his previous life, so as to deserve to be preferred before his brother”.

God did not hate Esau and love Jacob for no reason!   To even believe such a preposterous concept of Divine Wisdom is to affirm Peter's assertion that the Gentiles believe these absurdities because “their minds are accustomed to take in things spoken against God.   Respecting the Divine Order of Creation, Origen then continues referring to the Paul’s Epistle to the Romans and goes on to explain: “For God must be believed to do and order all things and at all times according to His judgment. For the words which the apostle uses when he says, ‘In a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and of earth, and some to honor and some to dishonor;' and those which he adds, saying, 'If a man purge himself, he will be a vessel unto honor, sanctified and meet for the Master's use, unto every good work,' undoubtedly point out this, that he who shall purge himself when he is in this life, will be prepared for every good work in that which is to come; while he who does not purge himself will be, according to the amount of his impurity, a vessel unto dishonor, i.e., unworthy. It is therefore possible to understand that there have been also formerly rational vessels, whether purged or not, i.e., which either purged themselves or did not do so, and that consequently every vessel, according to the measure of its purity or impurity, received a place, or region, or condition by birth, or an office to discharge, in this world. All of which, down to the humblest, God providing for and distinguishing by the power of His wisdom, arranges all things by His controlling judgment, according to a most impartial retribution, so far as each one ought to be assisted or cared for in conformity with his deserts. In which certainly every principle of equity is shown, while the inequality of circumstances preserves the justice of a retribution according to merit. But the grounds of the merits in each individual case are only recognized truly and clearly by God Himself, along with His only-begotten Word, and His Wisdom, and the Holy Spirit”.

Origen again demonstrates that our lot in life is the result of our own deserts, and writes: “For God the Creator makes a certain vessel unto honor, and other vessels to dishonor; but that vessel which has cleansed itself from all impurity He makes a vessel unto honor, while that which has stained itself with the filth of vice He makes a vessel unto dishonor. The conclusion from which, accordingly, is this, that the cause of each one's actions is a pre-existing one; and then every one, according to his deserts, is made by God either a vessel unto honor or dishonor. Therefore every individual vessel has furnished to its Creator out of itself the causes and occasions of its being formed by Him to be either a vessel unto honor or one unto dishonor. And if the assertion appear correct, as it certainly is, and in harmony with all piety, that it is due to previous causes that every vessel be prepared by God either to honor or to dishonor, it does not appear absurd that, in discussing remoter causes in the same order, and in the same method, we should come to the same conclusion respecting the nature of souls, and (believe) that this was the reason why Jacob was beloved before he was born into this world, and Esau hated, while he still was contained in the womb of his mother”.

 

 

Why Does Knowledge Of The Laws Matter?

Jesus not only taught that the life that everyone is living has been predestined from before they were even born, but that one's failure to embrace and abide by the Higher Law of Creator-God, will bring about a type of imprisonment -- an  imprisonment that is portrayed as the "outer darkness" of mind and being below.  Thus the oft ignored warning: “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows” (Gal 6:7 NIV).   In speaking of this prison of the "outer darkness", Jesus warned that “Thou shalt by no means come out from there, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing” (Mat 5:26).   And while this reality was understood by the early Ebionite Nazirene disciples of Jesus (see Ebionite), and the early Gentile Christians (see The Secret Doctrine), this higher understanding of the journey of the pre-existent soul and the interaction with the Laws, was declared heresy by the Emperor Justinian because his circus prostitute wife rejected these important teachings of the Church (see The Ten Reasons Why The Church Rejected The Doctrine Of The Pre-Existent Soul).    And many of the biblical teachings which supported these teachings, had previously been removed to make the scriptures support the pagan doctrines of Rome (see http://BibleCorruption.com ).  

The Parable Of The Talents: Even in what remains in the corrupted scriptures, it can still be seen that Jesus taught that each person is born into this life in accord with their own past accomplishments.   "And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability; and immediately he went on a journey" (Matt 25:15 NKJ).   The key concept here is that each person in this world is not only entrusted with a different amount, but that each person is entrusted with an amount "...each according to his own ability."   What this means is that each and every person was born into this life, exactly as ordained for them in accord with their own past accomplishments, and those who find fault with their lot in life, are in reality judging themselves (see a more in-depth presentation on the parable of the talents at Christian Blindness To The Scriptures).  

It is interesting to note that the most popular and used scripture of the earliest Gentile Christians was the Shepherd of Hermas (see Shepherd Intro), which was later suppressed by the Church of Rome because it was unacceptable from a pagan mindset and lifestyle.   And in addition to revealing the threefold nature of the scriptures (see Threefold), the understanding of caring for the poor, the widows and orphans, that is not at all understood today, is presented in this important writing (see Widows).  

The proper mindset with respect to the Laws, is expressed throughout the scriptures.   The Ten Commandments thus state: "You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's" (Exod 20:17 NKJ).   Why?   Because each man's life is the direct result of their own previous actions and accomplishments -- and that they fail to remember these pre-existent actions, is because they dwell in the "outer darkness".    And this is further confirmed in the Shepherd of Hermas which commands: "The expenditure of the heathen then practice not ye; for it is not convenient for you the servants of God.  But practice your own expenditure, in which ye can rejoice; and do not corrupt, neither touch that which is another man's, nor lust after it; for it is wicked to lust after other men's possessions."

By virtue of the Laws that orchestrated and dictated every part of the life that every man, woman and child is presently living, every person is at their present station in life, by virtue of the road they personally traveled to get there.   The conditions of your birth, as well as the life you are living, has been brought about, orchestrated, and maintained, by the Laws of God -- Laws that insure that each and every "...man reaps what he sows” (Gal 6:7 NIV).

And everything that exists, not only exists for a higher reason -- but has been brought about and is the direct result of pre-existing causal reasons, which have become manifest in order to bring about a preordained result.    When you desire or lust after what the Laws of God has provided for your neighbor, or any other group of people, then you not only reject the Hand of God that provided in accord with your own needs, but you have sinned against God because you reject His Wisdom in what was provided for others. 

  

 

The parable of TheCall not only portrays the objectives of life, but also the fate of those who do not fulfill these objectives of the prodigal son in the Far Country.    The Call to the Wedding Feast is in fact the means by which the lost prodigal sons and daughters become released from The Prison that Jesus portrayed as the fate of the lawless, and it provides the opportunity to begin the return journey Home to the Edenic Kingdom of the Father which they abandoned in the allegory of The Fall of Man.    The word used with respect to "opportunity", is of the utmost importance to understand.   When the man approached Jesus and said: "Good Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?" (Matt 19:16).   Jesus' reply to him is imperative to understand.   Contrary to modern Church doctrine, the first thing Jesus did was correct him and stated: "Why do you call me good?  No one is good but One, that is, God".     If Jesus was God, then he never would have corrected the man -- and would have stated something to the effect that the man's insight has led him to the truth.   And if present day Christian doctrine were true, Jesus would have replied that all who call upon his name would be saved.   But, Christian doctrine has been ordained by man, and not God  -- and after correcting the man by responding that he was a man, and only God is good, Jesus then told him to keep the Law -- i.e., "But if you want to enter into Life, keep the Commandments".   He did not tell the man to believe in him (Jesus) -- or to become his follower.   Jesus instructed the man who asked what one must do to have eternal Life, to "...keep the Commandments" -- the same Commandments that modern believers are under the delusion that they no longer need to observe!!!    But to understand why it is necessary to Keep the Commandments -- and why a person who fails to Keep the Law cannot enter into Life -- you will have to understand that those who fail to Keep the Law and Observe it to its Fullness, dwell in The Prison that Jesus made reference to.  

It is the lawlessness of the Christians who are followers of Constantine and Martin Luther, that makes the warning of Jesus applicable to the Church as Apostates to the Kingdom.   Thus, Jesus said: "Therefore by their fruits you will know them.  Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.  Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?'  And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'  Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock..." (Matt 7:20-24 NKJ).   And this is why the Christian world dwells in the prison that Jesus warned was the fate of all who are lawless.  

The parable of TheCall to the Wedding Feast is not to those who dwell in the mental and spiritual shackles of The Prison --- but rather, to those who have themselves been living a righteous life every striving to live by the Commandments and seeking the Kingdom.   Those who have been confined to The Prison, do not even have the opportunity to come to TheCall -- for, as Jesus warned: “Thou shalt by no means come out from there, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing” (Mat 5:26).   TheCall is primarily made to those who have themselves fulfilled the Law, and have prepared themselves for the Wedding.   The others who have the possibility to attend, are portrayed as traveling on the "highways".    And what is presented in the parable of TheCall, is of paramount importance to all seekers today.  

Thus, it is written: "The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son, and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they were not willing to come.  Again, he sent out other servants, saying, 'Tell those who are invited, See, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fatted cattle are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the wedding.'  But they made light of it and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his business.  And the rest seized his servants, treated them spitefully, and killed them.  But when the king heard about it, he was furious. And he sent out his armies, destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.  Then he said to his servants, 'The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy.  'Therefore go into the highways, and as many as you find, invite to the wedding.'  So those servants went out into the highways and gathered together all whom they found, both bad and good. And the wedding hall was filled with guests.  But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man there who did not have on a wedding garment.  So he said to him, 'Friend, how did you come in here without a wedding garment?' And he was speechless.  Then the king said to the servants, 'Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'  For many are called, but few are chosen" (Matt 22:2-14 NKJ).

 

In the same way that it is impossible to understand the parable of the prodigal son from the doctrinal mindset and thinking of the modern Church -- it is in like manner impossible for Christians to understand the parable of TheCall with any depth.    They cannot answer the crucial questions: Why are some invited, while others are not?   And in like manner, it is impossible for them to understand why a greater number of talents were given to some people (see The Parable Of The Talents), and why Jesus said to the chief priests and the elders that the “…tax collectors and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you” (Matt 21:31 RSV).   In fact, such a statement simply has no place within the present day understanding of Christian doctrine.   Because the flock of believers are without a means to explain Jesus' words, most Bible commentaries simply ignore the implications of this passage of scripture.  One widely used commentary attempts to correct the text by changing the words to “instead of” -- which would then make the meaning doctrinally correct and read: “The tax collectors and the harlots go into the kingdom of God instead of you”.    But that is not what Jesus said -- and the problem is in fact created by the manmade doctrines of Pagan Rome which the Church adheres to.   In this verse of scripture we are presented with one of the core reasons why the original followers of Christ believed differently than most Christians today.  The question that must be posed is: When will the chief priests and elders enter into the kingdom?  Modern Christian doctrine states that because of their disbelief and rejection of Christ, they will be cut off from the face of God, and condemned to eternal judgment.  And yet we cannot deny the fact that Jesus' own words convey the message that there will come a time when the chief priests and elders will also enter the Kingdom of God -- and it will be at a time after the tax collectors and harlots who believed, repented, and followed the Christ.

The answer is that none of these parables which concealed and preserved what was portrayed as the Minor Mysteries of God, can be understood apart from the journey of the soul and what is portrayed as the End Times. -- and the requirement at Mat 5:48 that each prodigal son must be "...perfect, as their Heavenly Father is Perfect".   And that the Church clings to the doctrines of a Roman Pagan Emperor, and his circus prostitute wife (see http://Ebionite.com/reincarnation.htm ), is to their own undoing as apostasy to the Kingdom. 

Those who were invited to the Wedding Feast, were as those who had achieved a greater level of spiritual perfection in their past lives.   This is synonymous with the parable of the talents where, based on their ability, had been given a greater number of talents as seen in the teaching "And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability; and immediately he went on a journey" (Matt 25:15 NKJ).   And this ability is the result of their accomplishments in their souls more distant past.   In the words of the Church Father Origen: “Every soul... comes into this world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of its previous life” (see Chickens Come Home To Roost).

One of the primary doctrines that render the vast majority of Christians spiritually impotent and mentally flat-lined, is their adherence on the doctrines of Martin Luther that salvation is by faith alone, apart from a person's actions.   And that because of their counterfeit doctrines of belief, modern Christians are incapable of understanding Paul's doctrine of faith as demonstrated in the words of Paul where he warns: "For it is impossible to restore again to repentance those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they then commit apostasy, since they crucify the Son of God on their own account and hold him up to contempt.. For if we sin deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful prospect of judgment, and a fury of fire which will consume the adversaries." (Heb 6:4-6;10:26-27 RSV).   And this is why it is warned in the New Testament that the complacent Christians will receive the greater judgment and condemnation, than the unbelievers who have committed the greater sins (see http://TheLie.org ).

In the parable of TheCall to the Wedding Feast, it can be stated that those who entered life with greater opportunity were those who are portrayed as being invited to the Wedding Feast -- but because of their complacency and their squandering their opportunity away on the things, mindset, thinking and lifestyle of this world, they did not come -- and everything that they had was lost and destroyed -- i.e., "...Come to the wedding.'  But they made light of it and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his business.  And the rest seized his servants, treated them spitefully, and killed them.  But when the king heard about it, he was furious. And he sent out his armies, destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.   The armies represent the Laws which impose the judgment of The Prison.    That those who have received more, more is required of them, whereas, very little is required of those who have not received more, as presented in the words: “That servant who knows his master's will and does not get ready or does not do what his master wants will be beaten with many blows. But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked” (Luke 12:47-48 NIV).     

Why is there evil in the world?   Why are some souls born into lives of great suffering?   Because they have been imprisoned by the Left Hand of Correction (see Left Hand) -- and the Laws have brought their own actions back upon them (see Chickens Come Home To Roost).   These are they who dwell in The Prison.   And it is impossible for them to even come to TheCall -- or even comprehend man's higher soul and spiritual reality, or understand the need to come to Wedding Feast -- until which time they have paid back the last debt, and been released from what Jesus portrayed as The Prison -- i.e., “Thou shalt by no means come out from there, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing” (Mat 5:26).

 

 

Man Dwells In The "Outer Darkness" Of Consciousness

In the Gospel of Matthew the term "outer darkness" is used three times in conjunction with the fate of the Jews who did not seek to walk in TheWay.   Who dwells in the "outer darkness"?   While it is different than The Prison, it is used in conjunction with the person who failed to put on the required wedding garment -- and in conjunction with the servant who put his talent into the earth, instead of multiplying what he had received -- i.e., "Then he who had received the one talent came and said, 'Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed.  'And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what is yours.'  But his lord answered and said to him, 'You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed.  'So you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest. 'Therefore take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents.   'For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away.  'And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'" (Matt 25:24-30 NKJ).

Exactly what is the "outer darkness"?   
 


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In each case it portrays a person who is a believer, but has not lived their lives in accord with the Law and teachings of TheWay.    And the differentiation is made between those who dwell in the "outer darkness", and those who are portrayed as being imprisoned by the Laws of this world -- i.e., “Thou shalt by no means come out from there, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing” (Mat 5:26).

It is therefore important to understand the difference between a person portrayed as being imprisoned, and one who has been cast into the "outer darkness".    What is the "outer darkness"?   What it represents is the outer dimensions of mind and consciousness that is associated with the natural organic mind of man.  Paul described the Christians who had yet to undergo the process of transformation, as being of a "natural" mind -- carnal, and too immature to comprehend the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom (see Organic Consciousness).   With respect to this condition of mind and being, the scriptures warn that it is the reason why the people of this world will look upon the Mysteries of God as utter "foolishness"!!!    All of us are equally the Prodigal Sons and Daughters of our Heavenly Father.   We are presently dwelling in the "far country" -- dwelling under the power of what the parable portrays as the "citizen" of this world.    Paul called it the god of this world.  The first Spiritual Christians called it the Demiurge, because this Power of the Left Hand is the creator of illusion that keeps the Prodigal Sons and Daughters as slaves to the things of this world.   And as the prodigal sons who dwell in the "far country... outer darkness" of mind and being, all of mankind dwells in a state of ignorance with respect to the inner reality of his soul and spiritual natures -- as well as the Inner Kingdom (Lk 17:20-21) -- because he has been cast into what the Bible calls the "outer darkness" of consciousness.   Thus, until, in the manner of Jesus' portrayal of the prodigal son, he is ready to arise and "turn about", he will remain under the illusion of unknowing and ignorance of his true self -- surrendering his inheritance as the Offspring of the Most High -- until which time he is ready to return Home to his Source of Being.  Jesus warned those who want to be his disciples and followers, not to believe the teachers and authorities of this world, because they have all been deceived by the god of this world -- i.e., the keeper of the School House of this world.   Jesus taught that there is the Power of the Left Hand that Rules this world -- and the Power of the Right Hand that draws the true seeker who has put on his "Wedding Garment" into the Marriage with the Divine Bridegroom of our inner souls.   Which means that to hear and come to TheCall, all we need to do is apply the Key of Knowledge in our lives, strive to live the Consecrated Life that Jesus Ordained, seek the Divine Manna of Heaven which is given only to those who are worthy to receive it, and seek the Kingdom within.

 

 

 

 

The Chickens Come Home To Roost!

As portrayed in the above presentation of The Laws That Perfect Mankind, the term the chickens come home to roost is merely an acknowledgement of the workings of these Laws.   Malcolm X used the phrase in response to the assassination of Pres. John Kennedy.   While Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson did not explicitly use this phrase, the meaning was the same when they attempted to portray the disaster of 9-11 as being caused by the sin of the American people in their rejection of the Laws of God as presented in the Bible.   Because Pat Robertson has embraced the doctrines of Pagan Rome (see The Christian Judas), Robertson was forced to deny the teachings of Jesus, and apologize because of his own spiritual ignorance which inhibited him from explaining what both the Bible and Jesus directly taught.   More recently, it has been demonstrated that just after 9-11 the spiritual mentor of Sen. Barack Obama used this phrase to present the argument that God is punishing (white) American because of their past where they enslaved the black race.  

While the statement with respect to the chickens coming home to roost is true, because the religious leaders who have attempted to use it are all ignorant of the Movement of the Laws of God, they have been unable to explain exactly how and why the chickens do come home to roost.   On September 11th, 2001, the very liberal New York City and the very liberal United States was brought into the presence of reality, and was mugged by Islamic terrorists who believed they were doing good by striking a blow against the Great Satan.   What the left leaning liberal Bill Clinton, and the right leaning Jerry Falwell each predicted, was that the United States had angered God.   Falwell and Clinton had each suggested that the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon was the result of debts that were owed by the American people.   While Bill Clinton in his speech at Georgetown University did not out right attribute the devastation at the hands of Islamic terrorists directly to the Will of God, as did Falwell, there can be no other reasonable explanation.

Interestingly, when Jerry Falwell proclaimed that the cause of the World Trade Center disaster was due to God’s anger over the immorality and ungodliness that has overcome the Nation as it continues its downward spiral into the decadence of Sodom and Gomorrah, the liberal leaning media was aghast that he would make such a statement.   People were appalled that Jerry Falwell, and then Pat Robertson, could even suggest that God had brought judgment upon the American people in the manner of the biblical portrayal of Sodom and Gomorrah.   Yet, as typical of liberals, very little protest was raised by the left leaning media when Bill Clinton warned that we were suffering the consequences of a nation that was both founded on slaves, and disposed and killed native Americans in order to get their land.   Regardless of the fact that we don’t like the message that both have expressed for very different reasons, there is an element of truth to what they are saying.     

In much the same manner, many of the mainstream Reform and Conservative Jews were angered when Rabbi Ovadia Yosefan, the former chief rabbi of Israel, a religious scholar who was also the spiritual leader of the Shas party, made the statement that no innocent Jews died in the Holocaust.  What Rabbi Yosefan said was that the 6 million Holocaust victims "were reincarnations of the souls of sinners, people who transgressed and did all sorts of things that should not be done.”   Rabbi Yosefan explained that these souls who had previously lived lives of sin, “…had been reincarnated in order to atone.”   Immediately, all sectors of the population -- from then Prime Minister Barak, to the Holocaust survivors -- condemned the rabbi's remarks.   In a communiqué issued from his office, Barak stated: “His words are liable to harm the memory of those who perished in the Holocaust and are liable to hurt the feelings of their families and the feelings of the entire nation.”

Legislator Yosef (Tommy) Lapid, who had been himself a Holocaust survivor who at that time headed the secularist Shinui party, condemned Rabbi Yosef’s statements and said he was “… in effect confirming what Hitler said, that the Jews are sinners.”    Holocaust organizations and the two main Israeli radio stations reported that they were inundated with phone calls and fax messages, most of them criticizing Yosef's statement.   The Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum labeled Yosef's remarks “miserable” and said they “seriously harm the memory of the victims.”    In a released statement the museum said: “With all due respect to such a leader, it's hard to understand where Rabbi Yosef gets the courage to explain the intentions and ways of the supreme authority.”    Attempting to clarify his words in the following week to a populace that did not comprehend one of the most paramount teachings of both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, Rabbi Yosef cited a 16th century Jewish mystic, Isaac Luria, who wrote: “If the soul was not purified entirely the first time, and it left this world, that soul must come back in a reincarnation, even a few times, until it is entirely purified.”

What Rabbi Yosef stated was that all those Jews who died at the hands of Hitler, were merely reaping their own debts they had themselves committed in a previous life!    From the perspective of the Laws that everyone is in denial of, “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows” (Gal 6:7 NIV).   And this could just as well be expressed in the words: The chickens of those people who suffered under Hitler, had come home to roost.  

What the Rabbi suggested was even though we may appear to be the innocent victim in this present life, this was not always the case -- and each of us inherits both the good and the evil that we have personally and collectively engendered in the previous existences our soul has lived prior to our being born into the present life we are now living -- as so clearly stated in the words of the Church Father Origen when he wrote: “Every soul... comes into this world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of its previous life” (Origen, De Principiis).   

Thus, the common message that Jerry Falwell, Bill Clinton, Pat Robertson, Jeremiah Wright and the Rabbi Yosef all proclaimed, was the conformation of the great biblically defined truth that what goes around comes around: “Even as I have seen, those who plow iniquity and sow trouble reap the same” (Job 4:8 NKJ); “Therefore they shall eat the fruit of their own way, and be filled to the full with their own fancies” (Prov 1:31 NKJ); “But you have planted wickedness, you have reaped evil, you have eaten the fruit of deception” (Hosea 10:13 NIV); “God will give to each person according to what he has done” (Rom 2:6 NIV); “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life” (Gal 6:7-8 NIV); “If anyone has an ear, let him hear. He who leads into captivity shall go into captivity; he who kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints” (Rev 13:9-10 NKJ); “Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made man” (Gen 9:6 NIV); “His disciples asked him [Jesus], Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” (Jn 9:2 NIV).   Yet, because certain New Testament teachings were removed by the Pagan Church of Rome, modern Christians are at a total loss when they attempt to explain how the Laws work in the life of man -- and even the very reason why bad things seemingly happed to good people -- or why a benevolent God ordains the good and evil that man is incapable of understanding.

While Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson do not believe in the pre-existence of the soul, and we are not quite sure exactly what Bill Clinton believes in, we can easily see that the position of Rabbi Yosef was not only biblically based, but is very much in accord with the original teachings of the New Covenant.   In the 69th chapter of the Gospel of the Nazirenes (see Gospel), Jesus is asked: “Master, if a man die, shall he live again?”   While every Christian will agree with the reply of Jesus in the words: “I am the resurrection and the life, I am the good, the beautiful, the true; if a man believe in me he shall not die, but live eternally,” where modern believers depart from the original teachings of TheWay is seen in the biblical interpretation of what it means to believe in the Lord, and what is required in order to live eternally.   Of those who believe, Jesus said: “As in Adam all die, so in the Christ shall all be made alive. Blessed are the dead who die in me, and are made perfect in my image and likeness, for they rest from their labors and their works do follow them. They have overcome evil, and are made pillars in the temple of my God, and they go out no more, for they rest in the eternal.”   While modern Christians will readily accept the idea that they will be made perfect in the image and likeness of Christ, the problem is seen in the words that they will “…go out no more”.

While Jerry Falwell and Bill Clinton agreed that man will be judged and owe a debt for his evil, only Rabbi Yosef correctly predicted the means and process by which the Most High God employs to correct the evilness and debts of mankind, as seen in the very next warning of Jesus: “For them that persist in evil there is no rest, but they go out and in, and suffer correction for ages, till they are made perfect. But for them that have done good and attained to perfection, there is endless rest and they go into life everlasting. They rest in the eternal. Over them the repeated death and birth have no power, for them the wheel of the eternal revolves no more, for they have attained to the center, where is eternal rest, and the center of all things is God.”   

If these words are true, and there is no rest for those who persist in doing evil because they are forced back into life in this world where they “…go out and in, and suffer correction for ages, till they are made perfect,” then we must pose the question as to how we will recognize these souls when they re-enter this life?   For the most part we can’t -- and they will appear to us as innocent men, women and children, unless we ourselves possess the spiritual eyes to see their more distant past that was beyond their entrance into this present life.   Thus, we can see the words of wisdom when Rabbi Yosefan said of the Jews who died in the Holocaust that they "were reincarnations of the souls of sinners, people who transgressed and did all sorts of things that should not be done.”  

What this means is that those who suffered in the Holocaust came into that life to pay back a debt that was incurred in a previous life, and what Rabbi Yosefan was merely acknowledging was the very clearly defined doctrine that everything in life is predestined -- as demonstrated in Jesus' own words when he said: “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father's will” (Matt 10:29 RSV).   If, as Jesus taught, a sparrow cannot fall to the ground apart and without the Will of the Father, then we have no other option than to come to terms with the biblical fact that everything in this life is directly orchestrated by God?   On this verse the Adam Clark Commentary states: “The providence of God extends to the minutest things; everything is continually under the government and care of God, and nothing occurs without his will or permission”. Perhaps even more enlightening is the biblically based explanation provided to us under the heading of Providence in the Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary where it is explained that: “Divine government is the continued activity of God by which He directs all things to the ends He has chosen in His eternal plan… He governs insignificant things (Matt. 10:29-31), apparent accidents (Prov. 16:33), as well as man's good (Phil. 2:13) and evil deeds (Acts 14:16). God acts in accordance with the laws and principles that He has established in the world. The laws of nature are nothing more than man's description of how we perceive God at work in the world. They neither have inherent power nor do they work by themselves. Man is not free to choose and act independently from God's will and plan; he chooses and acts in accordance with them. In His sovereignty, God controls man's choices and actions (Gen. 45:5; Deut. 8:18; Prov. 21:1). God's actions, however, do not violate the reality of human choice or negate man's responsibility as a moral being”.

What is truly important for us to begin to comprehend in these words is the profound statement which truly conveys the reality of life in the words that “God acts in accordance with the laws and principles that He has established in the world. The laws of nature are nothing more than man's description of how we perceive God at work in the world. They neither have inherent power nor do they work by themselves.”  

What does this mean to us?   If it is true that not one sparrow can “…fall to the ground without your Father's will” (Matt 10:29 RSV), then Jerry Falwell and Bill Clinton would be correct in their assertion that the United States owes a debt, and the terrorists attacks on us were not only known beforehand, but were actually permitted by the “…laws and principles that He [God] has established in the world.”   Moreover, what this means is that those who appear to be innocent victims, actually entered into this life knowing that they would be required to repay a debt for their own past actions in a previous life.   And this is the very reality portrayed above by the Church Father Origen when he explained: "...that the cause of each one's actions is a pre-existing one; and then every one, according to his deserts, is made by God either a vessel unto honor or dishonor. Therefore every individual vessel has furnished to its Creator out of itself the causes and occasions of its being formed by Him to be either a vessel unto honor or one unto dishonor.

 

Failure To Perceive And Understand

The Reflection Of Self When

The Chickens Come Home To Roost

In the same way that the Jews rejected the wisdom and understanding of the Laws that caused them to be victims of the holocaust -- even when it was their own Holy Man and Jewish Mystic whose teachings they rejected -- few people possess the insight to see that it is themselves that they are judging, or the knowledge to understand the movement of the Laws in their own lives.   Liberals such as Bill Clinton who have been diminishing the Constitution, and empowering Secular Progressives who want to re-define the Rights of Man from being God-Given, to that which government permits,  are themselves invoking the Laws that will destroy our Constitutional form of government (see The Laws That Will Destroy America).   Both Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson fail to see that the decadence of Western culture, is due to the perpetuation of the pagan doctrines of Rome which they continue to promote.    As demonstrated in the Blog article entitled The Enslavement Of Black Liberation Theology, black activists such as the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, were themselves the very slave owners of the past who they condemn in the present.     

Quoting the Blog article entitled The Enslavement Of Black Liberation Theology : How did the thinking of these men get this way? In past lives, most of them were the very white slave owners that they hold the white race accountable for today.  Jesus warned that as ye judge, so shall you be judged -- and this is accomplished and brought about by the Laws when you literally become what you judged or oppressed.  Thus, in the case of Jeremiah Wright, him and his followers not only became the race that they oppressed, but in the same way that as whites, they abused blacks, as blacks, they hate the white race.  Further, their hatred of everything American, is the result of their being the very Confederate forces that opposed the Union with the same vehemence, that we can see in the words of men such as Jeremiah Wright today. Because they exploited blacks, they were born into this present life as African-Americans -- the very form of the people they oppressed and hated in the past.  And because they fail to redeem themselves as blacks in the present -- blaming others for the conditions of their birth -- they will continue to switch back and forth from life to life, as aggressor and oppressed, until they see and redeem the error of their ways.   And if the Rev. Wright had anything in common with the teachings of Jesus who taught to pray for those who persecute you -- never returning evil for evil -- forgiving those who would be indebted to you -- they would be preaching forgiveness instead of the doctrine of racial hatred. Once properly understood in light of the genuine teachings of Jesus, what the Sermon on the Mount basically is, is a means for those imprisoned, to get out of their self-imposed jail that is maintained by the Laws "...till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing” (Mat 5:26).  But to release yourself from the Laws that imprison you, you must once again re-enter the vibration of mind and reality that caused your imprisonment.  If you are a thief, then you must see the error of your ways when you are either a thief, or the victim of a thief when you pray for the soul of a thief.  If you are a whore, a homosexual, a rapist, a murderer, or what ever in life is your cause of imprisonment -- i.e., (see below) “Thou shalt by no means come out from there, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing” (Mat 5:26) -- then you can only free yourself when you are in one of the positive or negative cycles that hold you in the loop of Action/Reaction, Cause and Effect.   Instead of preaching the hatred of homosexuals, the Rev. Phelps (see http://www.godhatesfags.com/ ) should be praying for their redemption from the shackles that has caused these people to be born a homosexual.   Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell should have examined the flaws in the manmade doctrines they were preaching.   Bill Clinton should have examined the folly of the Marxist Secular Progressive agenda that he and his wife Hillary have been trying to unleash upon the American people.   And in the same way that the Rev. Wright was in all likelihood a white slave owner in the past, the Rev. Phelps was a homosexual.   And because they have both rejected the Wisdom of the teachings of Jesus which they claim to represent, each will again become what they persecute.

Using a rapist as an example: A rapist, will continue to loop in the positive and negative cycles of rapist and victim -- from life to life -- until which time the rapist sees the error of his ways as a rapist, or prays and forgives a rapist as a victim of rape.   Modern medical science has only now come to understand that behavior -- even criminal behavior -- is programmed into the DNA and genes of a person -- and this programming is the Laws which have brought the chickens home to roost in the life of every individual.   And this is true of all the conditions of life that most people despise.   In the above case of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, his failure to repent from his own past as a white slave owner -- and the fact in the present, he blames the white race for his own evil that he perpetrated in his more distant past -- his rejection of the teachings of the Sermon on the Mount will continue to hold him in the karmic loop maintained by the Laws.   Further, many of the congregation of believers who are praising his gospel of hatred that the Rev. Wright and others presently preach, were the very Confederate soldiers who opposed and fought the Union armies. What this means is that what today is known as Black Liberation Theology, will continue to enslave these souls in the future, until they begin to embrace the spiritual concepts of the Sermon on the Mount, and free themselves from the shackles of ignorance.

The Secondary Effect Of The Laws

Secondary Karma

In the above example of the holocaust and the Jews who one of their own holy men -- i.e., Rabbi Ovadia Yosefan -- said were born into that life in order to pay back a karmic debt (see Chickens), not all six million Jews had actually murdered people in the past.   Yet, because they acted in concert with their leaders, they inherited what can be called secondary karma because they supported those who did.   Often, support equates to acting in concert.   In the case of present day black activists such as the Rev. Jeremiah Wright (see Black Liberation Theology),  while many in his congregation were not slave owners, they supported the ownership of slaves.   The vast majority of confederate soldiers who supported slavery, were not themselves slave owners -- and yet, they have inherited the secondary karma by virtue of either their support of the institution of slavery, or their complacency to it.    So, while people such as Jeremiah Wright are preaching race hatred, and blaming the white race for the plight of the blacks in his congregations, in the same way that these souls supported the institution of slavery when they were white, they are now black and have inherited what they oppressed in the past.   

Why are people born under oppressive regimens such as Castro's Cuba, Stalin's Russia, Communist China, and all the other dictators throughout history?   Left leaning America coddles Castro -- and they see him as a champion of Marxism.   And while there are those in America who actively support Castro, there is a greater mass of people who who support and empower these activists.   In the future, they will be born into a Castro type regime where the activists will become the most oppressed, and those who supported the left leaning activists will be there as part of the equation.   In order for the leaders who are the actual perpetrators to play out their karma -- which often requires a reversal of roles -- on the stage of this life, the secondary people who are often victims, are necessary in order to create the environment to where the karma can be played out.   If there were no Cuban people, then Castro and his henchmen could not play out their karmic roles.   If there were no poor and oppressed blacks, then Jeremiah Wright would have no one to preach to.  If there were no Russian people, then Stalin could not have ruled over one of the most oppressive regimes in man's history.   Often, the backdrop of people who become the victims of these oppressive regimes, are those who either supported these causes in previous lives, or were complacent to them.  

If the Laws as presented in the above brought instant action against either an individual or group of people, then no real lessons would be learned in this, God's School House for His prodigal sons and daughters.   In the same way that you very quickly learn not to touch a hot stove, if each time that you judged, persecuted or oppressed another person, the Laws instantly returned to you the fruit of your own actions, then no real lessons would be learned.   If every test a school child took was an open book test, then the student would never learn to think, analyze and develop the mind.    They would simply learn to retrieve the answer, and respond in a parrot like manner to the test.   And in this world the lessons of life can only be learned, when the prodigal sons and daughters dwell under the illusion that there is no retributive action.     The instant reaction of the Laws would be seen in touching a hot stove.   A smoker does not immediately die of cancer -- the earth did not instantly become polluted when toxins were emitted in the atmosphere -- the ocean did not instantly become polluted when barges filled with garbage were first dumped in the ocean -- and in the same way, some lessons in life require a person of a group of persons to be born into the circumstances that their own actions have created in the past.    If the Laws reacted to our actions instantly, then the more important lessons in life would never be learned.   Often, these important lessons can only be learned when we walk in the same shoes as those who we owe a debt to by virtue of our judgments, persecutions, or the wrongs that we have perpetrated upon others -- i.e., as the prodigal sons, our own brothers and sisters.     The Law is portrayed in the words: “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows” (Gal 6:7 NIV).   But if the Laws of God that bring all experiences about in this world initiated an instantaneous response to our actions, then the prodigal sons and daughters would not be able to learn their most important lessons that will eventually perfect and make them Whole -- i.e., "You, therefore, must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect" (Matt. 5:48).   

In our present time a great number of people have inherited vast freedoms and liberties to pursue their own destiny by virtue of the blood that was sacrificed by our forefathers who secured these freedoms -- often with their own lives.   The question then becomes: What have these people accomplished with this gift of freedom, liberty and personal rights?   In the parable of the Talents (see Talents), each person is provided in accord with their own past accomplishments -- i.e., "And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability; and immediately he went on a journey" (Matt 25:15 NKJ).   And as the Church Father Origen wrote: “Every soul... comes into this world strengthened by the victories or weakened by the defeats of its previous life” (see Chickens Come Home To Roost) .    And, as futher explained by Origen: "...and that consequently every vessel [person], according to the measure of its purity or impurity, received a place, or region, or condition by birth, or an office to discharge, in this world... The conclusion from which, accordingly, is this, that the cause of each one's actions is a pre-existing one; and then every one, according to his deserts, is made by God either a vessel unto honor or dishonor. Therefore every individual vessel has furnished to its Creator out of itself the causes and occasions of its being formed by Him to be either a vessel unto honor or one unto dishonor" (see The Early Church On Predestination).    While most Americans have inherited the gift of freedom and liberty by virtue of the blood our the forefathers and Constitutional framers, most of them have squandered this opportunity away -- like the prodigal son portrayed in the parable.   And in the reversal of the Laws, this is how people are born into oppressive regimes -- and this is why there is what man calls evil in the world.   The vast majority of people inherit these often horrendous lives, by either supporting those who deny the rights of others, or are complacent to evil.   Over the course of countless lifetimes of inheriting one's own past, the prodigal sons begin to awaken to a higher calling -- a higher morality -- a higher spiritual quest.  

Most men and women can't get their marriages to manifest higher fruit, because they have been neglecting these same spouses over the course of eons of lifetimes.   Men use women, women use men -- and the karmic trail goes on, and on, and on.   Few people are willing to live their highest ideal and break free of the shackles of the Laws and the "outer darkness" (see Outer Darkness ).    The Ten Commandments warns not to covert what belongs to your neighbor -- because each soul is born into life in the exact conditions that their own past actions has orchestrated and brought about.   And this breaking of one's own past karma, is the reason why Jesus taught to turn the other cheek -- forgive and pray for those who persecute you -- and often, this is the only way to break the karmic cycles that enslave.  

In the example I give in the Blog entry on Jeremiah Wright's Black Liberation Theology: If it is true that the Laws have reversed Jeremiah Wright from being a slave owner who lived off the labors of slaves, to a preacher who is now living off the blacks who in the past as white southerners supported the institution of slavery, and now have inherited what they themselves supported and perpetrated against Africans in the past -- then to break the karmic cycle, they should be embracing the example of Jesus, and they should be praying for those who they believe are oppressing them.   Their present course of action will merely continue the karmic chain that has shackled them over the course of lifetimes.    And while they, themselves, may not have owned slaves, they either supported the institution of slavery, or were complacent to it.   But in this example we can see the plight of each and every person -- all of whom have inherited the fruit of their own ways in their own more distant past: “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows” (Gal 6:7 NIV).

 

Leaders As Catalysts For The Laws

The Reason And Nature Of Evil

While religious and non-religious philosophers have forever bloviated on the cause and nature of evil, because they lack any functional understanding of either their own divided reality, the journey of the soul, and the Laws which bring about the higher objective of this journey, few people possess any real understanding of what is called evil.   Where our modern cultural mindset is driven by ideological philosophers who pontificate from the vision of how they would like the world to be -- while remaining totally ignorant of their own divided natures and realities -- the vast multitude of people are truly the blind being led by the blind.    On the other hand, while the the ancients and visionary mystics of the past understood man's true reality, the people in our modern culture do not possess the perception and insight to even understand the scriptural writings that have been placed in their hands.    But what man portrays as evil, is merely the Law that returns to each person the fruit of their own actions and ways.    

While Paul correctly stated that it is necessary to "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature" (Col 3:5 NIV), one of the realities that he is conveying to the people is the fact that man has a lower earthly nature that must be transformed.   And this is stated to the degree that Paul warned: “For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live” (Rom 8:13 KJV).   Yet, our modern-day philosophers -- both religious and non-religious -- remain totally ignorant of the reality of this lower nature that has the potential to deprive the people of Life.    And the fact that both our modern cultural religious and non-religious leaders fail to understand the reality of human nature which is divided across a multitude of seven kingdoms, man's ignorance of self is depriving the prodigal sons and daughters of their true inheritance.  

In order to create and play a great symphony, a multitude of musicians must take instruments in hand, and come together to play in harmony.   We can't just simply randomly grab people off the street, place instruments in their hands, and expect them to play a selection of a master composer.   But more importantly, before a multitude of musicians can even begin to come together, each of the musicians must perfect the playing of their own individual instruments.   And what is true of musicians playing a great symphony, is in like manner true of the reality of the soul whose destiny is to mature and evolve to a state of Wholeness and Completion.  

Unlike our modern-day (religions/non-religious) philosophers, the authors of the scriptures we have inherited were not ignorant of man's divided reality -- and when the Key of Knowledge (see Key of Knowledge) that Jesus condemned the Pharisees for throwing away, is properly applied by turning the scriptures within self, and understanding them as a blueprint of one's own mind and being, only then can a seeker begin to find both Truth and their own higher soul-reality.    And in the same way that there is a multitude of people portrayed in the textual body of the written word of the scriptures, this same multitude exists within the mind and psyche of every individual person.   And the pattern of the mind is presented in what the biblical authors portrayed as the Tree of Life which is presented at the right.   As stated on the Nazirene web site ( http://Nazirene.org ): "Unless the Son of God personally teaches you the meaning of these symbols, you cannot enter the Kingdom of God."    The true spiritual objective of the teachings of Jesus and TheWay is not the blind belief that is preached in the Churches today -- but rather, to prepare the body and the mind in order to bring about the necessary spiritual transformation that enables the believer and disciple to learn directly from what the Ebionite disciples of Jesus and TheWay portrayed as The True Prophet (see True Prophet).    To the degree that the disciple Peter warned: Hence, O beloved Clement, if you would know the things pertaining to God, you have to learn them from Him alone, because He alone knows the truth. For if any one else knows anything, he has received it from Him or from His disciples”.    And it is this spiritual reality that is presented in the words"It is written in the Prophets: 'They will all be taught by God.' Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to me" (John 6:45 NIV).   This is why Jesus commanded his disciples not to be called teacher or rabbi -- because their is One Teacher, and unless you live the necessary life and manifest the necessary Wholeness of mind to enter and dwell in the Inner Kingdom (see http://GateOfEden.com ) and learn directly from the True Prophet within, then you possess no real enduring knowledge of any substance beyond the organic limitations of this world.  

As a prodigal son who is lost in this, the Far Country, the return trip to the Kingdom is accomplished through the development and evolutionary expansion of the mind.   The soul who lived as the historical Jesus, is not only our elder brother as he, himself stated -- i.e., "Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am returning to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God'" (John 20:17 NIV) -- and he was in fact the first of the prodigal sons who overcame the Laws, and returned to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination.   That Constantine, and the Church of Rome recreated Jesus as a pagan god (see The Christian Judas) -- typical of the pagan gods that had been worshiped in the Gentile world -- and edited the scriptures in order to make the Bible support the pagan doctrines of Rome (see Bible Corruption) -- is a reality that has inhibited believers from knowing the spiritual essence of the teachings of Jesus and TheWay.  

The objective of Constantine and a very secularized Church, was to insure that the people were subjects to the state -- and remained in mental subjugation to the government ordained body of priests.   Where the essence of the original teachings of Jesus and TheWay was the development and expansion of the mind so that the lost prodigal sons could break free of the "Citizen... of the Far Country", -- i.e., the Power and Prince of the Left Hand which Paul portrayed as the god of this world -- this original objective and goal of the Gospel teachings had to be totally suppressed in order to maintain the people as subjects to the state -- with their thinking in total subjugation to the body of priests.   And thus, the original Ebionite Nazirene Disciples, and the Spiritual (Gnostic) Christians, were hunted down as heretics (see The Death Of The Religion Of Jesus).    And as predicted by the biblical authors, what Paul portrayed as the satanic god of this world ruled over the Church that called itself Christian, and the believers worshiped the AntiChrist (see Church Of The AntiChrist).    And while most Christians today continue to dwell in denial of this fact, what they fail to recognize is that the corruption of the Gospel and the scriptures was necessary in order to reach a greater number of the lost prodigal sons (see The Necessity Of The Church Of The AntiChrist).   

While it is impossible for the lost prodigal sons who dwell under the influence and control of the "Citizen... of the Far Country" to comprehend the higher reality of their own soul and the Kingdom of God (see Why The Truth Of The Gospel Can't Be Written Literally), because the minor mysteries of the Kingdom were concealed in both the parables, and the allegory of the healings, these important concepts remain preserved even though many of the more spiritual teachings were removed by the Church (see Bible Corruption).   And one of the most important and ignored realities is presented in the words: “If any of you really determines to do God’s will, then you will certainly know whether my teaching is from God or is merely my own” (John 7:17 TLB).    In the parable of the prodigal son, after squandering away his inheritance and coming under the control of the "Citizen... of the Far Country", -- the prodigal son who dwells in what is portrayed as the "outer darkness" (see Outer Darkness) -- where he is portrayed as being dead -- i.e., "...let the dead bury their dead" (Matt 8:22).    And this condition of death is confirmed in the words: "For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found" (Luke 15:24).   Being (spiritually) dead, and having squandered away their inheritance and dwelling in the "outer darkness", mankind is oblivious to the lower three earthly kingdoms which rule over his body and organic mindset, and he remains totally disconnected from the higher three earthly kingdoms which is the source of his essence of being.   With the problem being that, without transforming the lower carnal/animal earthly nature, organic man remains totally disconnected from the higher three heavenly natures.   And thus, the secret to his plight in this, the Far Country, is to do the Will of God in order to bring about the transformation of the lower three earthly kingdom -- i.e., "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature".  

The Seven Kingdoms: The secret to man's dilemma as the lost prodigal son, is found in the Star of David once it is overlain on the pattern of mind portrayed in the Tree of Life.     And within what is portrayed in this symbol, lies the Answer to man's Destiny.    In the same way that the Tree of Life portrays the twelve spheres of mind that is allegorically presented in the twelve disciples of Jesus, the Star of David in like manner has six outer points and six inner points.    And what is actually portrayed in the symbolism, is the Wholeness and Completion of mind and being.   When Jesus taught that the Law must be fulfilled -- i.e., "Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.  For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled" (Matt 5:17-18 NKJ) -- what he was making reference to was the Fulfillment of the Laws as portrayed in this diagram at the right.   As presented in the words of the early Church writer Hippolytus, the Ebionite Disciples affirmed that Jesus "was justified by fulfilling the Law. He was the Christ of God, since not one of the rest of mankind had observed the Law completely. Had any one else fulfilled the commandments of the Law, he would have been the Christ." Hence "when Ebionites thus fulfill the law, they are able to become Christs, for they assert that our Lord Himself was a man in like sense with all humanity."  (Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34).   And that the Greeks and Romans who called themselves Orthodox, were too heathen to comprehend the inner meaning of the Law and the scriptures -- and this condition of Absolute Ignorance which causes them to worship the AntiChrist, they have brought upon themselves by rejecting and denouncing the Law that Jesus warned is still in effect.   Thus, because they reject the Law, Jesus warned: "Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.  For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven" (Matt 5:19-20 NKJ).  

The mind and consciousness of man is focused in the fourth kingdom -- three earthly kingdoms beneath him, and three heavenly kingdoms above him.   And in his very narrow spectrum of vision, perception and understanding, he is oblivious to the other six kingdoms that make up his mind and being.    One of the most important teachings on the Kingdom that was removed from the Bible (see Bible Corruption), is still preserved in the Second Epistle of Clement which reads: “Let us expect, therefore, hour by hour, the kingdom of God in love and righteousness, since we know not the day of the appearing of God. For the Lord Himself, being asked by one when His kingdom would come, replied, 'When two shall be one, that which is without as that which is within, and the male with the female, neither male nor female’”.    In the Divine Pattern (see Divine Marriage), all aspects of Creation dwell within the pattern of male/female and third-force balance.   The forbidden Tree of Duality (aka Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil), is the outer male/female columns of the Tree of Life -- and the division of the columns, divides the top heavenly point, from the bottom earthly point.  

 
 

The Illusion Of The Demiurge:  While in man's more distant past it was in many ways more difficult to demonstrate the enlightened vision of what Jesus and his disciples taught with respect to the Laws that imprison, and the Power of the Left Hand which is portrayed as the "Citizen.. of the Far Country" to totally control the thinking of the lost prodigal sons and daughters who dwell in a world of illusion -- under the Power of what Paul portrayed as the god of this world -- but this is no longer the case today.   In the analogy of Plato's Cave (see Cave), those few who escape the illusion of this world -- who attempt to then return and convey to others what they saw and experienced when they escaped the illusion of this seemingly material world -- were condemned as "madmen" -- much like Paul portrayed the fact that the believers of the simple faith will judge and condemn the higher reality of the soul and the Mysteries of the Kingdom as utter "foolishness"!!!   

In the article entitled Science Proves Religion, there are a number of important quotations from modern quantum physicists that if of the utmost importance to understand:

“Bell’s theorem not only suggests that the world is quite different than it seems, it demands it.   Something very exciting is happening.   Physicists have ‘proved’ rationally that our rational ideas about the world in which we live are profoundly deficient”. The Dancing Wu Li Masters by Gary Zukav.

“Today there is a wide measure of agreement… that the stream of knowledge is heading towards a non-mechanical reality; the universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine” (Astronomer James Jeans)

“The stuff of the universe is mind-stuff”  (Astronomer Arthur Eddington)

More recently,  described as “an intelligent universe” whose apparent concreteness is generated by cosmic data from an unknowable, organized source.   The holographic theory says that: “…our brains mathematically construct hard reality by interpreting frequencies from a dimension transcending time and space.   The brain is a hologram, interpreting a holographic universe.”   (Cyberneticist David Foster)

The European physicist Niels Bohr stated that “…The great extension of our experience in recent years has brought to light the insufficiency of our simple mechanical conceptions and, as a consequence, has shaken the foundation on which the customary interpretation of observation was based.”  These “…mechanical conceptions” make reference to Darwin and the theory of evolution.  

“The present scientific establishment has grown somewhat fossilized by its current world picture and is locked into a view of reality that has outlived its usefulness.  It has begun to limit mankind’s growth and has so increased its sense of specialization, separateness, materiality, and mechanical computer-like functioning that it is in real danger of self-extermination” (William A. Tiller, Materials Sciences Department, Stanford University)


  
 

In failing to understand the very nature of good and evil, few people can make any gains at achieving the primary objectives of the life they are living.   And while there is a necessary reason for the existence of all things, few people possess the vision and knowledge to perceive and understand the reality of this world. @HERE

One of the primary essentials of the scriptures and especially the teachings of Jesus, is the proper actions.   In what has been called The Epistles of Christ Unto The Churches, it has been noted that modern Christianity is so far in opposition to what Jesus actually taught, that “...it is impossible, if the canons of the Church be followed, for these epistles ever to be read in the public services”.  

In total contradiction to modern Christian doctrine, the criteria of judgment that will be used for the followers of Messiah/Christ is not passive faith, or philosophical belief -- but rather, the criteria is the peoples “works” -- i.e., what they accomplish with their lives -- and it is used in this fashion eighteen times in The Epistles of Christ.   At Revelation 3:2 we find an example of one of the main differences in the religious perspective of the first century followers of Jesus -- those who knew him, and personally sat at his feet and learned the requirements to enter the Kingdom -- and what we believe today: “for I have found no works of thine perfected before my God” (Rev 3:2 ASV).   All genuine Christians must therefore ask the question: What does it mean when Jesus condemns the people because they failed to have “perfected works” -- which in many other translations is rendered “completed works”?   From the perspective of what Jesus taught his faithful disciples, completed and perfected works is demonstrated by their ability to enter into the inner (Luke 17:20-21 @ http://GateOfEden.com ) parallel realm that he called Heaven, and another realm he called the Kingdom of God, and be spiritually pure enough to sit in the House and be taught by the One Teacher.   To follow Christ, literally means to go to where the Master is.   Since the Master is in the Kingdom, then we cannot be his followers if we are not with him.   Thus, the term “works”, takes on a whole different dimension that neither the Sadducees, Pharisees, the Church of Rome, nor the modern believer is able to comprehend.   And when this reality is understood, Paul was 100% correct to proclaim that believers can't find salvation in the ritual works of the Law.    Yet, because those who read the Bible are of a carnal mindset and lifestyle, the reality that Paul is attempting to convey is beyond their ability to even imagine.    Thus, while Paul condemned the rituals of the carnal Jews, he emphatically warned of the necessity of the works of the spirit that opens the inner "narrow gate" to the Kingdom.

The profound Truth that Jesus taught, was that every encounter in the outer world is a test -- and all tests are presented as opportunities -- to invoke the Laws that begin to open the inner door to the Kingdom, and expand the mind and consciousness of the believer/disciple to grasp the higher reality of all things in this and the inner world that he declared.     What this means is that the people who Christians call sinners -- as well as the perpetual evils that we observe in the world as the Laws return to each person and group of people the fruit of their own thinking, actions and ways -- are maintained in the unspiritual manner that we observe in the outer world, as a test for those who are worthy to gain entrance into the Inner Kingdom ( http://GateOfEden.com ).   In portraying those who gain entrance into the Inner Kingdom, in relation to those who remain in this, the "Far Country... outer darkness", the end of the Revelation states: "Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie" (Rev 22:14-15 NKJ).    Thus, not only are those who are portrayed as the "...dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie" perpetually maintained by the Laws in this, the "outer darkness" of mind and being (see Outer Darkness) -- forever inheriting the fruit of their own actions and ways -- but they go from life to life under the control of what Jesus portrayed as the "Citizen of the... Far Country" in the parable of the prodigal son.  

In the article Science Proves Religion (see http://UnityOfMind.org ) it is demonstrated that what is called the underlying Etheric Field that surrounds all physical matter, lies the Source of not only what you see and perceive, but of all events that transpire in this world.    And what the findings of modern quantum physics have proven, is that reality is in reverse of Darwin's Theory of Evolution.    But more importantly is to understand that the life that everyone is living is like a Labyrinth which has been created by the Laws -- and every person as well as every encounter in the outer world, invokes Laws which directly effect our future -- both in the present life, and the future lives which are to come.   

What does the Bible actually teach?   Jesus warned that every encounter with respect to each and very word that one speaks, will be used as a judge to test every person -- i.e., "But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment" (Matt 12:36 KJV).    Paul warned to bring every thought to Christ -- i.e., "…take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ" (2 Cor 10:5 NIV).     The brother of Jesus and first leader of the New Covenant Congregation taught to bring the whole of the body under control -- i.e., "…bridle the whole body" (James 3:2 KJV).   And Paul went as far as teaching the necessity to put to death one's earthly nature and the appetites of the flesh -- i.e., "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature" (Col 3:5 NIV). To the degree that Paul warned: “For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live” (Rom 8:13 KJV).  

 

 

 

 

Fulfill The Royal Law

When the man addressed Jesus with the title of "good master", and asked him what he must do to have eternal life, Jesus replied: “Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments” (Matt 19:17 KJV).   If Jesus was God, he would have accepted the title of Good Master.   He would have replied: Believe in me, and you will have eternal life.  And if the Law was done away with as Christians maintain, he never would have told the man: "...but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments”.   Paul correctly warns that the written Law is an allegory that contains an inner meaning not apparent to those who read the written word that he calls the "letter that killeth".    And with respect to the deeper spiritual meaning, Jesus said: "The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life" (John 6:63 NIV).   Before a believer can become a disciple of Jesus and TheWay, they must first fulfill the Law within themselves.   And those who have remained of a natural organic mind, and have yet to bring about the transformation that fulfilling the Law initiates in their lives -- i.e., "Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature" (Col 3:5 NIV). To the degree that Paul warned: “For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live” (Rom 8:13 KJV) -- remain carnal, and cannot become a disciple and enter into Life.   And as prodigal sons and daughters who have not come to TheCall, they remain spiritually disenfranchised from the Inner Kingdom, and dwell under the power of the god of this world -- they cannot know the Truth, because they dwell in what the Bible portrays as the "outer darkness".

Jesus Taught

Only The Few Can Enter Into Life

If this is true, then it would appear that God has abandoned us!   This can't be!   Yet, in the parable of the prodigal son, this is exactly how the journey of the soul is presented.   The prodigal son who dwelt in the Kingdom of our Heavenly Father, ventured into the "far country" where he came under the control of what is portrayed as the "citizen" of this realm.   While here, the citizen which is portrayed by Paul as the god of this world, possessed total control of the thinking, mindset and life of the prodigal son.   The first Spiritual Christians called the god of this world the Demiurge -- because he keeps the prodigal sons and daughters shackled through the illusion of knowledge.   And regardless of the fact that the prodigal son is portrayed as having to endure much suffering and great hardships, the Father did not attempt in any manner to save him from his fate.   And it was not until the son had matured to the degree that he understood and comprehended his plight, that he was able to return to the Kingdom and enter into Life.   Thus, so long as man dwells in this, the far country, he will remain under the power and control of the god of this world.   And it is not until he matures enough to break free from the shackles of ignorance and corruption, that he will be given the Power to begin the journey in TheWay that will return him to his Source of Being.

The Parables

Jesus Taught In Parables To Conceal The Truth

Jesus taught in parables to conceal the Mysteries of God from the multitude of people -- he said they were blind and incapable of perceiving and comprehending the true meaning of life and the Kingdom of God which was within them.   If Jesus had spoken of the Mysteries of God openly, then the people of this world would have rejected his words as "foolishness".   Why does men of an organic mind look upon the higher realities of their own soul and spiritual natures as "foolishness"?   Because the god of this world who Jesus portrayed as the "citizen" in the parable of the prodigal son, controls the thinking and lives of those who are lost in this, the "far country", and will not permit them to comprehend their own higher soul and spiritual natures -- or their inheritance as the Offspring of the Most High who Jesus taught was our Father.   So Jesus embedded the Mysteries of God and the realities of our own higher soul and spirit within a series of parables -- the understanding of which could only be comprehended by those who picked up their own cross, and followed in TheWay -- and because neither the god of this world or his prophets and servants who corrupted the scriptures, and created a shadow church in this world, could not understand the inner meaning, they remain preserved to this day as a portal for the true seekers to know the Truth, and receive the Divine Manna from Heaven which enlightens and reveals to the faithful disciples of TheWay the reality of All Things.   After visiting the Inner Kingdom, Paul warned that it is unlawful to reveal the Sacred Secrets of the Kingdom to the Church-believing Christians of the simple faith -- calling himself an "Ambasador in bonds" who was restrained from speaking the truth openly.   Ignatius, the first century Elder who was a disciple of John, warned the Christians that “Might I not write to you things more full of mystery?  But I fear to do so, lest I should inflict injury on you who are babes.  Pardon me in this respect, lest, as not being able to receive their weighty import, ye should be strangled by them.”  Man was banished from the Garden of Eden because, after eating from the Tree of Duality, if he had then eaten of the Tree of Life, he would have become eternal -- i.e., "Then the LORD God said, Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever --  therefore the LORD God sent him out of the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken. So He drove out the man; and He placed cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life" (Gen 3:22-24 NKJ).  Jesus concealed the Mysteries of God from the perception of both the multitudes of people who he taught, and the believers of the simple-faith, because the Sacred Manna of the Tree of Life can only be imparted to the faithful disciples who pick up their own cross and travail in TheWay in exact imitation of the mindset and ordained lifestyle that Jesus taught.  In the same way that Jesus told the man seeking eternal life to first fulfill the Law, the Christians of the simple faith must themselves progress beyond the "milk" of the simple-faith, and become a Disciple of TheWay which Jesus taught only to his most faithful who he called his Brothers and Sisters, in order to receive the Sacred Manna of the Kingdom.  
    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The True Prophet

A Time For Truth

Excerpt From The Three Lies

http://TheThreeLies.com

Judaism, Christianity and Islam all teach the same essential Truth -- that each of us must make our body-vessel a Living Temple -- a Living Church -- or a Living Mosque -- is it is this essential  truth which was originally taught by all three religions prior to being corrupted by carnal religious leaders.   And that the historical Yeshua was able to accomplish this within himself, is demonstrated where it is written of the Ebionites that they taught that Yeshua/Jesus was in “supernatural union of a man and God... In their eyes, Jesus of Nazareth was a mere mortal, the legitimate son of Joseph and Mary: but he was the best and wisest of the human race, selected as the worthy instrument to restore upon earth the worship of the true and supreme Deity. When he was baptized in the Jordan, the Christ, the first of the aeons, the Son of God himself, descended on Jesus in the form of a dove, to inhabit his mind, and direct his actions during the allotted period of his ministry” (Gibbon; The Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire, V.4, P.366 -- see http://Ebionite.com ).  

A Suppressed Truth: (The Castration of the Wikipedia) That Yeshua/Jesus became One with the Indwelling Logos -- and that he taught his disciples to do the same -- is a suppressed truth that will not even be published by most reference resources today.   There is an important statement pertaining to the Ebionites with respect to what the original Disciples of Yeshua believed that he "was justified by fulfilling the Law. He was the Christ of God, since not one of the rest of mankind had observed the Law completely. Had any one else fulfilled the commandments of the Law, he would have been the Christ." Hence "when Ebionites thus fulfill the law, they are able to become Christs, for they assert that our Lord Himself was a man in like sense with all humanity."  (Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34).   And what this means is that each and every person reading these words, is not only the brother or sister of Yeshua, but that as the prodigal sons and daughters of their Heavenly Father-God, they have the same potential and destiny when they too fulfill the Law within themselves.   And in the same way that this important teaching of Yeshua and his Ebionite Disciples was suppressed by the Church, so too does modern reference resources such as the Wikipedia suppress this teaching.   On their Ebionite page (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebionite ), not only is this essential teaching suppressed, but they have themselves attempted to portray the Ebionites as ignorant Judaizers (see The Lie).   While the Wikipedia promotes the personal anti-Yeshua/Jesus and anti-Christian views of Shemayah Phillips (see Article) -- a one time Baptist clergy who decided that Christianity was pagan and non-biblical, so he decided he was an Ebionite and that Jesus was just a prophet that wanted social change because he cannot comprehend the reality of the Inner Spiritual Kingdom (see Gate of Eden) -- Wikipedia has censored both the historical record and the Spiritual Restoration Movement found on http://Ebionite.com -- and the Wikipedia deletion of the article on the Spiritual Ebionites (see Article).     Why does the Wikipedia and many other reference resources censor the truth and the facts?   Because they fail to heed Paul's warning that Truth is inconceivable from the perspective of the organic mindset of natural man (see Letter That Killeth).   Throughout the Bible it is warned that the very Laws of God will inhibit carnal man's perception and understanding of both the scriptures and all of life, unless he has himself fulfilled the Law and overcome (see Divine Strategery).   And the inability of Shemayah Phillips to perceive and understand spiritual concepts, and the suppression of the facts, is the primary cause of both the corruption of the scriptures (see Bible Corruption) and the suppression of the more spiritual concepts and teachings on the Inner Kingdom -- and this suppression of the facts is brought about by the political pressure from other groups who fear the Truth, the Light, and TheWay.   That such reference resources as the Wikipedia have been politically castrated, only makes them a tool of ignorance and the world violence that we are experiencing at the present.   (For a similar example of the castration of the Encyclopedia Britannica, see link to Armageddon Lost Article).  

That all the disciples and followers of Yeshua/Jesus were to seek to become Anointed (Messiah/Christ) -- and that through this Anointing they would be taught the Truth from the One Teacher and True Prophet -- is demonstrated in the Epistle of John in the words: "These things I have written to you concerning those who try to deceive you.  But the anointing which you have received from Him abides in you, and you do not need that anyone teach you; but as the same anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you will abide in Him" (I Jn 2:26-27 NKJ).   The problem is that this teaching is Pure Gnostic and Spiritual, and the means to receive this Anointing and become One with the Indwelling Logos or True Prophet, has been suppressed by the Institutionalized Church which has replaced these essential spiritual concepts with their own dogma and doctrines of belief.

While all true disciples were to seek the Anointing (Messiah/Christ), it is also true that there is a vast difference between the various degrees of Anointing (Messiah/Christ) that seekers attain to, as they strive to become At-One with the Indwelling Logos.   And this is presented in the baptism sequence of the Gospel of the Hebrews/Ebionites in the words:  "And it came to pass when the Lord was come up out of the water, the whole fount of the Holy Spirit descended and rested upon him, and said unto him: My son, in all the prophets was I waiting for thee that thou shouldst come, and I might rest in thee. For thou art my rest, thou art my first begotten son, that reignest for ever."   To which the Church Father Jerome correctly explains  "not partially as in the case of other holy men."   And the allegorical portrayal of the resurrection is the final or fourth stage of birth that is presented in the return of the Prodigal Son to the Father in the Kingdom ( http://GateOfEden.com ), or what is presented in the completion of the cycle from the Alpha to the Omega as portrayed in Jewish Mysticism in the Zohar: “All souls are subject to the trials of transmigration; and men do not know the designs of the Most High with regard to them… The souls must re-enter the absolute substance whence they have emerged.  But to accomplish this end they must develop all the perfections, the germ of which is planted in them; and if they have not fulfilled this condition during one life, they must commence another, a third, and so forth, until they have acquired the condition which fits them for reunion with God”.

 
As the disciple or seeker of Truth draws near to what Yeshua portrayed as the Kingdom within ( http://GateOfEden.com ), they would receive various levels of the Anointing which would open their minds and teach and reveal to them the Mysteries of God that Yeshua concealed within the parables -- and remains concealed within the allegorical symbols of the scriptures that few modern Jews, Christians or Muslims see or understand.   This inner essence of God that exists within each of us which is referred to as the Logos/Son of God, was referred to as the True Prophet by the disciples and early followers of Yeshua and TheWay.   And this is why Yeshua stated that there is only One Teacher, and all of mankind are equally brothers and sisters who must learn from the True Prophet within them.   And in the Homilies of Peter's disciple Clement, this is why Peter is quoted as saying to his own disciple: Hence, O beloved Clement, if you would know the things pertaining to God, you have to learn them from Him alone, because He alone knows the truth. For if any one else knows anything, he has received it from Him or from His disciples”.    And it is this spiritual reality that is presented in the words"It is written in the Prophets: 'They will all be taught by God.' Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to me" (John 6:45 NIV).   So the question then becomes: How is one taught by God?  Directly?   Which is why it is written in the New Testament that there is only one way -- but this is not understood by the modern Jew who is ignorant of how to make their body a Living Temple -- and neither is it understood by the modern Christian Church which continues to embrace the doctrines of Constantine -- or the modern Muslim who looks to the Qur'an of this world.   With respect to the One Teacher (Mt 23:8), or True Prophet, this same Truth can be demonstrated using the first century witness known as the Recognitions of Clement, where St. Clement quotes the teachings of the Apostle Peter.   In chapter 59, under the heading of The True Prophet, Clement writes: “But I would not have you think, that in saying this I take away the power of judging concerning things; but I give counsel that no one walk through devious places, and rush into errors without end. And therefore I advise not only wise men, but indeed all men who have a desire of knowing what is advantageous to them, that they seek after the true Prophet; for it is He alone who knoweth all things, and who knoweth what and how every man is seeking. For He is within the mind of every one of us, but in those who have no desire of the knowledge of God and His righteousness, He is inoperative; but He works in those who seek after that which is profitable to their souls, and kindles in them the light of knowledge. Wherefore seek Him first of all; and if you do not find Him, expect not that you shall learn anything from any other. But He is soon found by those who diligently seek Him through love of the truth, and whose souls are not taken possession of by wickedness. For He is present with those who desire Him in the innocence of their spirits, who bear patiently, and draw sighs from the bottom of their hearts through love of the truth; but He deserts malevolent minds, because as a prophet He knows the thoughts of every one. And therefore let no one think that he can find Him by his own wisdom, unless, as we have said, he empty his mind of all wickedness, and conceive a pure and faithful desire to know Him. For when any one has so prepared himself, He Himself as a prophet, seeing a mind prepared for Him, of His own accord offers Himself to his knowledge”.

What does Peter say to us in these words? That the True Prophet “is within the mind of every one of us”.   This concept is Spiritual -- it was condemned as Gnostic heresy by the Church of Rome -- while it is generally embraced by many Sufis, it has been condemned by mainstream spiritually disenfranchised Muslims -- and this important concept is the foundation of the Living Temple/Church/Mosque that the has been inaugurated among the three religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.   Yeshua/Jesus warned his followers not to go to a teacher or religious authority in this world -- even when that teacher or authority says that he knows the Messiah/Christ -- or claims to be a prophet.   What is very clear in these words which are common to all three religions, is that True Seekers were not to learn from men -- who themselves do not know -- and in true Spiritual-Gnostic fashion, they were only to go to the Source of all Knowledge, the True Prophet (see http://DivineManna.org ).  

The Apostle Paul wrote that the baptized entry-level believers at Corinth did not know the Gospel of God, and could not be taught the Mysteries and of the Kingdom, because they were too carnal to receive them.   Quoting the Being of Light web site ( http://BeingOfLight.com ):  Paul states: I will “...tell about the visions I've had, and revelations from the Lord. Fourteen years ago I was taken up to heaven for a visit. Don't ask me whether my body was there or just my spirit, for I don't know; only God can answer that. But anyway, there I was in paradise, and heard things so astounding that they are beyond a man's power to describe or put in words (and anyway I am not allowed to tell them to others)” (2 Cor 12:1-4 TLB).   What did Paul see and experience that was not only beyond natural man's ability to comprehend, but was not lawful to tell what he saw to others?   In the Martyrdom of Ignatius (first Century Overseer of Antioch), Ignatius speaks of himself as a disciple of John.  In his Epistle to the Ephesians he writes that he has been “initiated into the mysteries of the Gospel with Paul, the holy, the martyred”.  In his Epistle to the Trallaus he speaks of the mysteries and writes: “Might I not write to you things more full of mystery?  But I fear to do so, lest I should inflict injury on you who are babes.  Pardon me in this respect, lest, as not being able to receive their weighty import, ye should be strangled by them”.  Ignatius also writes that though he is aware of the mysteries, he is not yet “by any means perfect, nor am I such a disciple as Paul or Peter”.    What preacher of the gospel today warns his congregation that if he was to reveal the true teachings of the New Covenant -- the Gospel of God -- he would “inflict injury on you who are babes” in Christ?   What teaching of the Lord could a present-day preacher of the gospel reveal that the congregation of believers are not “able to receive their weighty import”?   If Ignatius or the other early Church Fathers who knew the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God were with us today, what profound mystery could they speak regarding the true teachings of Jesus that believers today would be “strangled by them”

This great dilemma that Paul wrote about -- and has been continually ignored by the majority of Christians throughout history -- was explained by Peter when his disciple Clement wrote his warning to believers: “…and if you do not find Him, expect not that you shall learn anything from any other”.  

From a first century Christian perspective, there is only one way that you can learn and know the truth, and that is through your own inner dormant spiritual nature.   Expect not that you shall learn anything”, says Peter, if you attempt to learn from the doctrines of men -- even when these men are the leaders of your church, synagogue, mosque, or temple.   Why?   Because Yeshua himself commanded: “But you, do not be called 'Rabbi'; for One is your Teacher, the Christ, and you are all brethren” (Matt 23:8 NKJ).   And when rightly understood, the teachings of Yeshua and TheWay present to the true seeker how they each may be "...taught by God" (John 6:45 NIV).   The problem is that in order to bring this condition about, the Prodigal Sons must arise from the ways of this world, release themselves from the control of what is portrayed as the "citizen of the far country", which Paul portrayed as the god of this world, and they must themselves accomplish the required completion that Yeshua did within himself, which is noted at Matt. 5:48.   In the words of Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa: “…it is imperative on all those who have an equally earnest desire for the Good as He has, to be followers by the path of an exact imitation of Him Who leads the way to salvation, and to carry into action what He has shown them. It is, in fact impossible for persons to reach the same goal unless they travel by the same ways”.  
 
This is why it is written in the Gospel of Thomas ( http://DivineManna.org ):  "But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty... Whoever finds himself is superior to the world".   And the finding of self is the primary objective of all scriptures.   And when we add to this the statement from the Gospel of Philip that "Those who say that first they shall die and (then) they shall arise are confused. If they do not first receive the resurrection (while) they live,¹ they will not receive anything (when) they die"   Quoting the Being of Light ( http://BeingOfLight.com ) web site:  It is for this reason that the second-century Church Father Clement of Alexandria said that it is  “…the greatest of all lessons to know one's self.  For if one knows himself, he will know God; and knowing God, he will be made like God… and that man becomes God, since God so wills”.   In his treaties on The Soul and the Resurrection, St Gregory writes that “the Resurrection is no other thing than 'the re-constitution of our nature in its original form’”, and states that there will come a time “…when the complete whole of our race shall have been perfected from the first man to the last”.    This statement should provoke great thought in the reader who is under the misconception that our Heavenly Father would destroy or forever cut off one of his sons or daughters who are lost in this world.  If the whole of our race will one day be perfected from the first man to the last, then there are many grave misconceptions on the part of believers today.  The reason these great truths are no longer the focus of the modern church is best captured in the words of A. Powell Davies: “Biblical scholars”, he writes, ”were not disturbed by what they found in the Dead Sea Scrolls because they had known all along that the origin of Christianity was not what was commonly supposed to have been” (quoted by Millar Burrows in More Light on the Dead Sea Scrolls)...  When God, in the words of St. Nazianzen, no longer is an “object of wonder”, but rather an “object of desire” -- and we, desiring to be purified from the defilements of this world, make ourselves fit vessels for the Lord to indwell, the Spirit, according to St. Nazianzen, reveals to us our true nature, and the revelation of this manifest Sacred Knowledge makes “us like God; so that when we have thus become like Himself, God may, to use a bold expression, hold converse with us as Gods, being united to us, and that perhaps to the same extent as He already knows those who are known to Him”.  St. Nazianzen then writes that “the Divine Nature then is boundless and hard to understand” by those who are yet carnal and think as natural beings of this world.

 

The Virgin Birth

 

The word Christian, or the lesser levels of the Anointing of the mind, can in many ways be thought of as elementary.   The lesser levels of this Anointing represents the initial stages of the Spiritual Path of TheWay -- which while not rightly understood, is the foundation of Spirituality -- and one of the primary objectives of spirituality, is to be taught by the True Prophet/Logos/Son of God -- and this spiritually experiential knowledge in Greek is called Gnosis.  To accomplish what the historical man Yeshua did in his total fulfillment of the Royal Law within himself -- and achieving total Oneness with the indwelling Logos/Son of God, can in no way be likened to the lesser levels of the Anointing of the mind.    Thus, when people speak of Christ Consciousness, what they are making reference to has little in common with the fulfillment of the Law and Oneness with the Indwelling Logos in what the historical Yeshua/Jesus achieved to become the pattern for all of mankind.

Yeshua taught that we must be Born Again of the Spirit -- and yet, few people of a carnal mindset ever make the relationship between the fact that in order to achieve birth, you must have a Mother and Father.   With regard to the mystery of the virgin birth, St. Gregory writes: “…we conclude that the power of the Highest, coalescing with our entire nature by that coming upon (the Virgin) of the Holy Ghost, both resides in our soul, so far as reason sees it possible that it should reside there, and is blended with our body, so that our salvation throughout every element may be perfect”.   What this means is that the True Disciple of Yeshua and TheWay, must themselves be born of the virgin in order to fulfill the Law and bring about the return of the prodigal sons and daughters to the Edenic Kingdom (see Gate Of Eden).   That the carnal Christians of the 2nd and 3rd centuries who were the body of believers of the gentile Church did not understand the meaning of the virgin birth, is because they were too heathen to comprehend the spiritual meaning of the scriptures.

The most widely read and used biblical book among the earliest gentile Christians was the Shepherd of Hermas (see Shepherd) which was suppressed by the later 4th century church.    In the Shepherd of Hermas a reference is made to a tower, of which it is written: “And the tower, I asked, what does it mean? This tower, he replied, is the Church. And these virgins, who are they? They are Holy Spirits, and men cannot otherwise be found in the kingdom of God unless these have put their clothing upon them: for if you receive the name only, and do not receive from them the clothing, they are of no advantage to you. For these virgins are the powers of the Son of God. If you bear His name but possess not His power, it will be in vain that you bear His name”.  

In understanding what is written, it is most important for us to be aware of the continual message found in the words: “If you bear His name but possess not His power, it will be in vain that you bear His name”.   Thus, if you call yourselves a Jew, Christian or Muslim, but fail to purify and develop your mind and body from the defilements of this world -- and do not possess the true Knowledge of the Spiritual Messiah/Christ -- and have not yourselves inherited the same higher powers of mind that the Son of God promised all his followers would possess -- then “it will be in vain that you bear His name”.   These spiritual powers can only be received by those who pick up their own cross and follow in TheWay, and themselves achieve the next stage of soul-birth -- and are born from the Virgin.   In the Gospel According to the Hebrews which was used by the Ebionites, this important concept was explored: "It is written in the Gospel to the Hebrews that when Christ wished to come upon the earth to men, the good Father called a mighty power in the heavens which was called Michael, and committed Christ to the care thereof. And the power came down into the world and it was called Mary...." (Cyril of Jerusalem, Discourse on Mary Theotokos)   In the Gospel Yeshua speaks of his mother: "My mother the Holy Spirit."   Which means that the Virgin Mary was not a person -- but rather, is the Power sent forth from the Father to those who overcome the Laws, and are able to achieve the next stage of soul-birth -- and thus, their second birth is not of physical woman, but of the Virgin of the Holy Spirit.

That the carnal Christians of an organic mind were incapable of understanding the teaching that Yeshua/Jesus was born of human parents -- and it was his Ultimate Spiritual birth that was of the virgin -- is readily seen in the confusion of the fourth century Christian Epiphanius, who confesses that he is totally ignorant as to the true beliefs of the Ebionites.   "Dropping the name of Jesus," says the Bishop of Salamis, "they either call themselves Iessaens, nor continue to hold the name of the Jews, nor name themselves Christians, but Nazarenes ... The resurrection of the dead is confessed by them ... concerning Christ, I cannot say whether they think him a mere man, or as the truth is, confess that he was born through the Holy Pneuma from the Virgin."   It was simply beyond his comprehension that both positions could be true -- i.e., while Yeshua was the natural offspring of human parents, when he fulfilled the Royal Law within himself, he was born of the Virgin which is the Holy Spirit.   And the fact that as St. Gregory writes, that each Disciple of Yeshua must themselves be born of the Spirit, is simply beyond their carnal and organic comprehension -- as is the case of the believers of the simple faith even today.

 

 

 

“Verily I say unto thee,

Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God…

Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 

That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit”

 

It can be said that the whole of the Bible focus and objectives -- Torah, Old and New Testaments, as well as all texts which are portrayed as Gnostic -- is to fulfill and bring about the next stage of birth which is portrayed in the above words.    Belief and faith is only valid, when your belief and faith is focused on bringing about the next stage of birth.   Knowledge -- or Spiritual Knowledge as portrayed in the Greek word Gnosis -- is only valid when it serves the objective of bringing about the next stage of birth.   This next stage of birth cannot be achieved by saying a personal prayer to Jesus as the Christians believe -- neither can it be achieved by the outward ritual works of the Law as Paul rejected -- this next stage of birth is represented in the return to Eden (see http://GateOfEden.com ), and is embodied in the words: "We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God" (Acts 14:22 NKJ).

what is presented in the End Times (see End Times above), is merely an allegorical portrayal of the next stages of birth.   And the fact that both Jews and Christians fail to understand the true meaning of their scriptures, is because they are spiritually blind (see Eyes To See above).   And what is portrayed as Armageddon, is nothing more than the "pangs of birth" being portrayed in an allegorical presentation.   This can be demonstrated by simply examining how we translate Matthew 24:8, where the King James Bible states that Armageddon is the "…beginning of sorrows"; the New Living Translation states it is "…the beginning of the horrors to come"; with the correct and little used interpretation by those who stand on our street corners proclaiming that we should repent being found in the Revised Standard Version where it reads that "…all this is but the beginning of the birth-pangs".  (see Armageddon Lost).

Nicodemus - Torah - Biblical Objective:  The true meaning of the Torah can be understood in the following account: "There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.  Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God" (John 3:1-3 KJV).   And when Nicodemus did not grasp the significance and meaning of what Jesus was saying with respect to the absolute need to achieve the next stage of birth -- i.e., soul-birth -- one of the most important biblical exchanges that few understand the significance of ensued: "Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?  Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.  If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?" (John 3:10-12 KJV).  

Jesus reacted to Nicodemus' ignorance with respect to the need to achieve the next stage of soul-birth with the words: "...Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?"  -- because this is the primary objective of the Torah and all scriptures.   And that Nicodemus did not understand, is not only true of all those who believe they are teachers and masters of Israel -- but is because Judaism itself is a surviving ancient Mystery Religion that requires initiation to even begin to understand the true meaning of the Torah and scriptures (see Judaism, The Mystery Religion).   And that the Torah is an allegorical portrayal of bringing about the next stage of soul-birth, is why Paul portrayed those who see only the written words of the Torah as the "letter that killeth" (see Letter That Killeth), and correctly warned that their is no salvation in the outward rituals and works of the Law.    But that the Law set forth in it's allegorical portrayal contains important knowledge that is necessary to those who strive to bring about the next stage of birth, and enter the Kingdom, is what is presented in the AskMoses.com presentation of the Final Temple (see also Temple @ The Three Lies).      That there is absolutely no difference between the true spiritual meaning of the Torah, and the New Covenant scriptures of Yeshua/Jesus and TheWay, is seen in the words of the Apostle Peter as preserved in the Homilies of his disciple Clement where it states: "Moreover, if any one has been thought worthy to recognize both as preaching one doctrine, that man has been counted rich in God, understanding both the old things as new in time, and the new things as old.”  (see Things Christians Don't Tell Jews About The New Testament).    That Jews and Christians alike have been enslaved by the ancient Mystery Religion presentation of the Torah, is the very reason why Yeshua/Jesus came to free the people with the teachings of TheWay -- but these teachings became corrupted under Pagan Rome, who like the Sadducees and Pharisees, threw away the Key Of Knowledge.     

The Fulfilling Of The Scriptures: In the above exchange with Nicodemus the ultra-important words are presented that  "We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.  If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?"   Yeshua/Jesus does not say that he is a witness in the singular -- but rather, from the perspective of We, Our, and what all those who fulfill the Law within themselves witness as the lost prodigal sons and daughters bring about the next stage of birth, and enter the Inner Kingdom ( http://GateOfEden.com ) while still alive in the physical body-vessel.   And this can neither be achieved through the prayerful rhetoric of the Christians, or the outward ritual observance of the Torah by the Jews.   And this achieving the next stage of birth by fulfilling the Law within one's self, is the original objective of the scriptures as presented in the teaching that Jesus As presented in the words of the early Church writer Hippolytus, the Ebionite Disciples affirmed that Jesus "was justified by fulfilling the Law. He was the Christ of God, since not one of the rest of mankind had observed the Law completely. Had any one else fulfilled the commandments of the Law, he would have been the Christ." Hence, not only the disciples of Jesus -- but all those who fulfill the Law within themselves, are as the Ebionites who are in the world and not of it -- i.e "...when Ebionites thus fulfill the law, they are able to become Christs, for they assert that our Lord Himself was a man in like sense with all humanity."  (Hippolytus, Refut. Omn. Haer. vii. 34).    And this is not only the primary objective of the Torah -- but it's clarification and simplification is the whole purpose of the Gospels.   That the Gospel message and objective became lost under Pagan Rome (see The Christian Judas), has had the effect of casting the world into the abyss of Spiritual Darkness since the fourth century when groups of carnal Christians entered into a covenant with the Pagan Emperor Constantine (see The Death Of The Religion Of Jesus).   
Necessity of Second Soul-Birth:  With the total loss of the Spiritual Essence of the Gospel Message and the failure to understand the true objective of the Torah and Law -- because the seekers no longer comprehend the higher reality of the soul and the Inner Kingdom (see Soul-Birth), the lost prodigal sons and daughters have not only become blind to the spiritual meaning of the Gospels (see Christian Blindness), but in their present lost condition have become totally alienated from the knowledge of their true self (see The Higher Reality Of The Soul).    Thus, once properly understood, the warning of Paul confirms what is presented in the Gospel Of Thomas and other suppressed scriptures where it warns in the
third saying:  "When you come to know yourselves, then you will become known, and you will realize that it is you who are the sons of the living father. But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty."    What is the meaning of the words: "...then you will become known"???   And it is this shocker that all the religions of the world are simply not prepared to understand -- and is one of the most important reasons why Yeshua/Jesus taught that there was only One Way.   And you will find this phrase in many other scriptures and writings -- i.e., it is beyond the understanding of the religions of man to comprehend what is being stated in the words: "But now after you have known God, or rather are known by God, how is it that you turn again to the weak and beggarly elements, to which you desire again to be in bondage?" (Gal 4:9 NKJ).   HOW CAN WE NOT BE KNOWN BY GOD???   The answer is because we exist within the mind of our soul/higher self -- and it is our soul/higher self that exists within the Mind of God and is the creation of God.   In the beginning God Created all the souls which are His Offspring -- and the process of soul-evolution and growing to maturity, is brought about by the experiences of learning that are necessary to move from the Alpha of UnKnowing, to the Omega of Knowing.  

This higher soul-reality is among the many things that Jesus could not speak of to the multitudes who he portrayed as having received one talent which they failed to grow because they placed what was received in the earth.   These people of a natural mind who Paul stated would look upon the Mysteries of God as foolishness -- i.e., “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Cor 2:14 NKJ)  (see Why God Speaks To Man In Allegory And Enigma).   Paul then goes on and warns these believers of a natural mind who were baptized and dedicated to Christ: “And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to babes in Christ” (1 Cor 3:1 NAS).   Thus, these believers could only be taught the doctrine of Jesus Christ and him crucified (1 Cor 2:2), because they were not yet spiritual men -- but rather, they were men of flesh and still very much “babes in Christ”.   Paul then explains that: “I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able” (1 Cor 3:2 NAS).    To the degree that Paul warned that it was unlawful to reveal the Mysteries of the Kingdom to those who were yet carnal, and of a natural organic mind -- i.e., and revealed the the Mysteries that could only be taught to the disciples who had undergone the process of alchemical spiritual transformation, would witness “…things so astounding that they are beyond a man's power to describe or put in words…” -- and after they gaze upon these mysteries, what they have witnessed will be of such a profound nature that they will “…not [be] allowed to tell them to others” (2 Cor 12:4 TLB).    Why?   Why will the mature disciples of Messiah/Christ not be able to convey to the believers of the simple faith in the Church what they have seen?   Because in not having evolved through the process of spiritual transformation, they are still of a carnal mind -- a mindset that Paul warns: The... “carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God... For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God” (Rom 8:7-8;13 NKJ).    

When Paul warned that he could only speak to the believers at Corinth as   "...men of flesh, as to babes in Christ” (1 Cor 3:1 NAS), what he was warning was that “Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil” (Heb 5:13-14 NIV).   And because they are yet carnal -- not having undergone the alchemical process of spiritual transformation -- Paul warned that “And if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know” (1 Cor 8:2 NKJ).   For if man could simply open the scriptures and be able to discern the Truth, Jesus would not have said of his disciples: “For I tell you the truth, many prophets and righteous men longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it” (Matt 13:17 NIV).    But because the vast majority of people who enter this world can only receive one talent, which they perpetually hide in the earth and things of this world, they simply are incapable of comprehending the Mysteries that could only be revealed to the mature mind of the disciple who has himself picked up his own cross and walked in TheWay.   And thus, the first century elder Ignatius warns the believers of the simple faith who could only comprehend the entry-level doctrines of the Gospel: “Might I not write to you things more full of mystery?  But I fear to do so, lest I should inflict injury on you who are babes.  Pardon me in this respect, lest, as not being able to receive their weighty import, ye should be strangled by them”

The Abyss Of Darkness And Ignorance: As stated under the title of Know Thyself, the concept of the Christians that they will physically die and go to Glory, is a counterfeit doctrine -- because, having been rendered spiritually impotent by the adoption of the doctrines of Pagan Rome, they are very much as spiritually unfertilized ovum that cannot achieve the next stage of birth.   In like manner, because the Eastern and New Age religions fail to understand the reality of the higher soul-self, their whole concept of reincarnation is counterfeit (see Reincarnation, A Counterfeit Doctrine Of Belief).   the result is that because of the destruction of the teachings of Yeshua/Jesus and TheWay, the whole world have been cast into the abyss of dark ignorance that they have yet to emerge from since the fourth century.   In no longer understanding the concepts and need to bring about the next stage of birth as Yeshua/Jesus taught, the vast majority of believers of all the world's religions are walking the "broad-way... of self-destruction" (see http://GateOfEden.com ).      
As Yeshua/Jesus taught, the next stage of birth is not of the flesh -- but rather, of the spirit:
"...That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit”.
That each disciple who travails in TheWay -- and in striving to bring about what is portrayed in the allegory of the End Times within themselves, initiates the spiritual tribulation portrayed as pangs of birth:
"…all this is but the beginning of the birth-pangs" -- the objective is to bring about the necessary Virgin Birth.   Joseph, which being the eleventh son of Jacob/Israel, represents the Generative Power of God in the Kingdom -- and these represent universal allegorical symbols that must be brought about within the body, mind/soul and spirit of all Jews and Christians who seek the Kingdom.   That Yeshua/Jesus himself fulfilled the Law within himself, and became One with the Indwelling Logos/Son of God who the disciples called the True Prophet, does not make Jesus God -- but rather, the pattern that all the prodigal sons and daughters must follow in TheWay.   Which confirms that history reveals in that, those who were taught directly by Yeshua, believed that Yeshua became the Messiah of God by virtue of a “...supernatural union of a man and God... In their eyes, Jesus of Nazareth was a mere mortal, the legitimate son of Joseph and Mary: but he was the best and wisest of the human race, selected as the worthy instrument to restore upon earth the worship of the true and supreme Deity. When he was baptized in the Jordan, the Christ, the first of the aeons, the Son of God himself, descended on Jesus in the form of a dove, to inhabit his mind, and direct his actions during the allotted period of his ministry” (Gibbon; The Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire, V.4, P.366). Which means that in worshiping Jesus instead of imitating him as the pattern for all to follow, modern Christians have reduced themselves to a people who worship a false god and are turned out of TheWay 

 

 

 

 

The Essence Of Gnosticism

The Objective Of The Final Temple

And The Consecrated Life in TheWay

 

All genuine religions are Gnostic: The term Gnostic is derived from the Greek word "gnosis", which is the term used to both delineate and define experiential spiritual knowledge, vs knowledge derived through human reasoning based upon the natural consciousness of mankind.    The objective of all genuine religions, is to bring about that condition within the mind and life of the individual where they are able to fulfill the statement in the Gospel of John, and be "taught by God" -- i.e., "It is written in the prophets, 'And they shall all be taught by God.' Therefore everyone who has heard and learned from the Father comes to Me" (John 6:45 NKJ).   And it was for this reason that Jesus commanded his disciples not to be called teacher or rabbi -- i.e., "But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have One Teacher, and you are all brethren" (Matt 23:8 RSV) -- and this was commanded, because there is Only One True Teacher, and that is the True Prophet (see True Prophet).    And that those lost prodigal sons who look to other men as their teacher, rabbi or leaders, will be greatly deceived and misguided, is why the disciple Peter in the Clementine Homilies declared: Hence, O beloved Clement, if you would know the things pertaining to God, you have to learn them from Him alone, because He alone knows the truth. For if any one else knows anything, he has received it from Him or from His disciples”.

The Wisdom and Knowledge that the True Prophet (Son of God/Logos) imparts to those who are worthy, is called Gnosis.   And Gnosis cannot be written in the words of man -- or even taught by man -- because Gnosis is defined as Spiritual Knowledge, or the Divine Manna of the Kingdom, that can only be received directly from the True Prophet to those who are themselves true spiritual seekers.   In the words of Valentinus: "Gnosis was distinct from the secret teachings they only revealed to initiates once they had reached a certain level of progression."   And the whole objective of the teachings of TheWay as revealed by Yeshua/Jesus, was to prepare the mind of the disciple to receive the revelation of Gnosis -- i.e., the Divine Manna of the Kingdom -- from the indwelling True Prophet/Logos/Son of God that is dormant within the minds of carnal believers.  

When Jesus said of his disciples: “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables so that, they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding” (Mark 4:11-12 NIV) -- what he was stating is that only those who become separate from the thinking and ways of this world, and become true disciples of Messiah/Christ, are able to perceive and understand the secrets of the Kingdom of God -- and this sacred Knowledge is called Gnosis.   When Paul stated to the believers in the Churches: “And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to babes in Christ” (1 Cor 3:1) -- what he was stating was that until the believers of the simple faith begin to live the necessary lifestyle that is portrayed as the "good ground" in the parable of the Sower and the Seed (see Sower And The Seed), that it will remain impossible for them to understand the true meaning of the Gospel -- and this sacred Knowledge can only be taught by those who are able to receive Gnosis from the True Prophet/Son of God.    The disciples possessed the eyes to see and understand, because as it is written: "Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures" (Luke 24:45) -- and this higher enlightened perception and understanding that the mind of organic man is incapable of understanding, is called Gnosis.  

To even begin to understand the true meaning of both the Gospel, and the nature of what is called Gnosticism, you must first understand that (1) all true men of God have warned us that it is impossible for the natural mind of man to even begin to envision his own inner soul and spiritual natures, as well as God (see Why God Speaks To Us In Enigma And Allegory); (2) religion has always been used by the governments of the world as a primary tool to control the thinking and allegiance of the people, and throughout most of history the worlds religions have been ruled over by politicians, both secular and sectarian.   

Any time that a genuine visionary emerges who knows the Truth, he is always turned upon by the people when he is condemned by their leaders as a heretic.   Because the vast multitude of people can't even begin to understand either their true soul-self, or Creator-God, and their fragmentary misunderstood religious doctrines are more superstitious than factual, the genuine visionary has no other choice than to communicate with them through the use of allegorical symbols and forms that are used as a catalyst to connect with the higher soul and spiritual reality that the people are blind to.   And the problem is made monumental in the life of man, because his body-vessel is comprised of earth-material, and simply cannot under normal circumstances vibrate at the necessary frequencies needed to see and understand beyond the barriers of this natural world (see Science Proves Religion). 

Plato's Cave: Plato, the Greek philosopher, wrote a series of `Dialogues' which summarized many of the things which he had learned from his teacher, who was the philosopher Socrates.  One of the most famous of these Dialogues is the Allegory of the Cave.   In this allegory, people are chained in a cave so that they can only see the shadows which are cast on the walls of the cave by a fire. To these people, the shadows represent the totality of their existence -- and it is impossible for them to imagine a reality which consists of anything beyond the fuzzy shadows on the wall.

True Spiritual seekers of TheWay who seek the Divine Manna of inner gnosis, are those who were prisoners, and escape from the cave.   Unlike the multitudes, they are willing to seek the Truth over the carnal doctrines of men which chain them to the environment of the cave, and are willing to live the necessary life that enables them to transcend the limitations of this world.   The Sacred Manna or Gnosis is the experiential knowledge they learn when they go out of what is portrayed as the cave of this world, and into the inner reality which is portrayed by Plato as the light of the sun and behold true reality.   Then, when they try to go back into the cave and tell the other captives the truth, they are mocked as madmen.   This fact you can observe throughout the history of man, as well as in the present time.   We are all initially prisoners and this tangible world that we perceive as physical reality is our cave. And while the spiritual path of the Gnostic begins when one who was a prisoner escapes out into the sun, this is in effect only the beginning of the journey as the mature soul begins to amass gnosis, which is purely spiritual knowledge gained as they ascend into the true Light of true reality.

What is equally interesting is the literal interpretation of Plato's tale: The idea that reality could be represented completely as "shadows" on the walls.   The true visionary and mystic knows that reality exists in another dimension beyond our vision, but we are so hypnotized by the world of shadows, that we fail to perceive the inner reality that is the source of everything in the life that we live.  The scriptures, though, possess a dimension that the believer is totally unaware of -- i.e., as with all writings of true spiritual men and women, the scriptures present an allegorical form in the written word that acts as catalysts which assist the seeker to break loose of the world of shadows, and connect with this inner reality that the vast majority of people are blind to.   But for the scriptures to function as designed, you must begin to perceive what is portrayed in the Macrocosm in the text of the scriptures, as indicating an inner reality within the microcosm of self.  And this is the reason why Yeshua condemned the Pharisees for throwing away the Key of Knowledge -- i.e., the scriptures -- by interpreting them outwardly in an historical mindset, and observing them in outward ritual and tradition.    “Woe to you lawyers! For you have taken away the key of knowledge; you did not enter in yourselves, and those who were entering in you hindered” (Luke 11:52 NAS).   What ws true in the past, is true today -- and those who fail to learn the lessons of history, are doomed to repeat them.    Today the lawyers who see only the "letter that killeth", (see The Abysmal Pursuit Of God By The Letter That Killeth ), are called Fundamentalist Christians.   But since all of life is a Living (allegorical) Scripture, then so too are most other religious leaders just a different variety of blind guides who lead the people down the broad-way of self-destruction.   So those who escape the blindness of the various religious leaders, merely embrace the blindness of other leaders who are often move blind than the religious traditions they blindly condemn.  

The Problem: In order to possess the eyes to see, you must first understand the nature of the problem.   Those who are prisoners in the cave who reject the enlightened souls who return in an attempt to awaken them, also reject the idea that the scriptures which are written in the allegorical shadow language of this world, have an inner meaning that they are totally incapable of perceiving.   The allegory of the scriptures are merely written in the same form and symbols that all of life is imbued with, and in conjunction with the variety of superstitions of the cultures of the people they were intended to communicate with.    Since the people of a natural organic consciousness will always look upon the higher reality of their own soul-self and the Mysteries of God as "foolishness" -- i.e., “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Cor 2:14 NKJ) --  “And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to babes in Christ. I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able” (1 Cor 3:2 NAS) -- there is simply no other means to communicate essential truths that their natural organic consciousness will vehemently reject and condemn, than to employ allegorical forms and symbols that appear as either historical or cosmic accounts.

The Absurdity Of Those Who Condemn Gnosis:  To understand the Gnostic and begin to embrace the gnosis of the Divine Manna of the Kingdom of God, one must first comprehend the primary rule for interpreting all genuine scriptures.   In the same way that Jesus condemned the Pharisees for throwing away the Key of Knowledge that must be turned within in one's search for the Kingdom (see Gate Of Eden), and thereby inhibiting the prodigal sons and daughters from entering into Life, the primary rule that all pseudo-religious leaders violate is when they attempt to tell you what the Gnostics believe based upon a literal interpretation of their writings.    In what is arguably one of the best works on Christian Gnosticism by G.R.S. Mead entitled Fragments of a Faith Forgotten, this explanation is put forth: “…what the Gnostics projected onto the screen… [in the form of a ] picture of the universe was in reality a picture of their own minds. Its mythology is a symbolic portrayal, almost a deliberate one, of the forces which operate in the structuring and evolution of the human personality”.   It was for this reason that Carl Jung called the Gnostic Christians the worlds first and foremost psychologists who understood the very fabric of human consciousness.  If it is true what the Apostle wrote: For the truth about God is known to them instinctively; God has put this knowledge in their hearts” (Rom 1:19 TLB) -- then the anti-Jewish religion that Paul preached must be seen as a means to tap into this deposit of “instinctual… knowledge [that God deposited] in their hearts” And it is this inner instinctual knowledge that Paul spoke of and taught the means to find within (see The Gnostic Paul).

This allegorical nature of both the scriptures, as well as all of life itself, to their own demise is not understood by all sectarian and secular leaders alike.  Moreover, the only war between religion and science, is in reality the struggle of sectarian ignorance and secular ignorance confronting each other with their own inability to perceive beyond the limited and dark environment of the Cave.    And this blindness is presented to us in the article entitled No Jew Has Seen The Torah, where the carnal Jews are warned by the Jewish Mystic that "Thus the tales related in the Torah are simply her outer garments, and woe to the man who regards that outer garb as the Torah itself, for such a man will be deprived of portion in the next world..."  -- as well as by the early Christian Church Fathers as represented in the words of Origen who called the historical narrative "worthless" -- explaining in his famed De Principiis that: “Where the word found that things done according to the history could be adapted to these mystical senses, he made use of them concealing from the multitude the deeper meaning; but where in the narrative of the development of super-sensual things, there did not follow the performance of those certain events which were already indicated by the mystical meaning, the scripture interwove in the history the account of some event that did not take place, sometimes what could not have happened; sometimes what could but did not” (see The Secret Doctrine Of Christianity).   

In the first century writings known as the Clementine Homilies which is a discourse between the Apostle Peter and his disciple Clement, it is written of the religious writings of the Greeks: “The wisest of the ancients, men who had by hard labor learned all truth, kept the path of knowledge hid from those who were unworthy and had no taste for lessons in divine things. For it is not really true that from Ouranos and his mother Ge were born twelve children, as the myth counts them: six sons, Okeanos, Koios, Krios, Hyperion, Japetos, Kronos; and six daughters, Thea, Themis, Mnemosyne, Demeter, Tethys, and Rhea. Nor that Kronos, with the knife of adamant, mutilated his father Ouranos, as you say, and threw the part into the sea; nor that Aphrodite sprang from the drops of blood which flowed from it; nor that Kronos associated with Rhea, and devoured his first-begotten son Pluto, because a certain saying of Prometheus led him to fear that a child born from him would wax stronger than himself, and spoil him of his kingdom...  But, my son, as I said, such stories have a peculiar and philosophical meaning, which can be allegorically set forth in such a way that you yourself would listen with wonder.”

What is being revealed here is that what is written literally in the sacred writings of the people we call Pagans, is not the true and genuine message that is being conveyed to the enlightened members of the Pagan religions -- who by reason of their enlightenment, were called Christians.   All these many stories and myths pertaining to gods and goddesses were in reality pertaining to the manifestation of the laws and divine powers throughout all of Creation.   Thus, if we are truly perceptive, we must begin to admit that we haven’t the slightest idea what the true Pagan initiate believed.   Moreover, what we should really take to heart and be concerned about from our own religious perspective is the fact that these initiates were referred to as Christians prior to the time of Jesus -- and their gods where spoken of as the Christos, or Christ.

That the true meaning of the sacred writings of the Greeks was concealed from the multitude of people is further established in the writings of the early Church Father Clement of Alexandria who writes: “It was not only the Pythagoreans and Plato then, that concealed many things; but the Epicureans too say that they have things that may not be uttered, and do not allow all to peruse those writings. The Stoics also say that by the first Zeno things were written which they do not readily allow disciples to read, without their first giving proof whether or not they are genuine philosophers. And the disciples of Aristotle say that some of their treatises are esoteric, and others common and exoteric. Further, those who instituted the mysteries, being philosophers, buried their doctrines in myths, so as not to be obvious to all. Did they then, by veiling human opinions, prevent the ignorant from handling them; and was it not more beneficial for the holy and blessed contemplation of realities to be concealed? But it was not only the tenets of the Barbarian philosophy, or the Pythagorean myths. But even those myths in Plato (in the Republic, that of Hero the Armenian; and in the Gorgias, that of Aeacus and Rhadamanthus; and in the Phoedo, that of Tartarus; and in the Protagoras, that of Prometheus and Epimetheus; and besides these, that of the war between the Atlantini and the Athenians in the Atlanticum) are to be expounded allegorically, not absolutely in all their expressions, but in those which ex-press the general sense. And these we shall find indicated by symbols under the veil of allegory. Also the association of Pythagoras, and the twofold intercourse with the associates which designates the majority, hearers), and the others that have a genuine attachment to philosophy, disciples, yet signified that something was spoken to the multitude, and something concealed from them. Perchance, too, the twofold species of the Peripatetic teaching - that called probable, and that called knowable - came very near the distinction between opinion on the one hand, and glory and truth on the other. To win the flowers of fair renown from men, Be not induced to speak aught more than right.”

In explanation of why the inner meaning of the mysteries are concealed from the masses, Clement writes: “The Ionic muses accordingly expressly say, ‘That the majority of people, wise in their own estimation, follow minstrels and make use of laws, knowing that many are bad, few good; but that the best pursue glory: for the best make choice of the everlasting glory of men above all. But the multitude cram themselves like brutes, measuring happiness by the belly and the pudenda, and the basest things in us.’ And the great Parmenides of Elea is introduced describing thus the teaching of the two ways: ‘The one is the dauntless heart of convincing truth; The other is in the opinions of men, in whom is no true faith’”.  

Because we fail to understand the reason and essence of life itself, it is near impossible for the modern Christian to understand the nature of the ancient religions and their relationship to the teachings of the New Covenant.   Moreover, because of our inability to comprehend the very elementary significance of religion itself, neither can we perceive the reason why the adoption of Pagan religious symbols were so readily embraced by the more mature Christians over the first four centuries.   The problem is that we have slammed the door to higher knowledge by virtue of our own arrogance which manifests itself in the Christian dogma that we are right, and everyone else is ignorant.   What we fail to realize is that all the religions of the world possess a degree of truth -- and it was the people of the New Covenant who were holy enough to embrace Truth in its Ultimate Reality.

What is expressed in these words with regard to the inner meaning of what we call the Pagan religious symbols, is a sure demonstration of Universal Truth.   In all religions the world over there is “the teaching of the two ways”.   To the disciple with the “dauntless heart” who, with his whole life, seeks out the truth, the inner spiritual meaning is revealed.   All the rest, who are the majority -- whose lives are driven by sensual desires and brute carnal appetites -- the wise men of all time have provided religious symbols that entice the masses, and yet conceal the true spiritual meaning from the eyes of the profane.

The reality of mankind is portrayed in the words of Clement when he wrote in the above quotation: “But the multitude cram themselves like brutes, measuring happiness by the belly and the pudenda, and the basest things in us”.   This is true -- true when these words were written, and true of the people in our own time.   The multitude of people do not care about Truth!   They have no desire to embrace the Pure Word!   Being carnal, they relate everything to the fulfillment of their sensual desires and appetites.   Knowing this fact, the holy men the world over have embedded the teachings of the Two Way into whatever form the multitude of people would accept.   This very important knowledge is beyond our comprehension today, because we ignore the words of the Apostle Paul when we worship the historical Jesus, while giving very little attention to the Marriage with the indwelling Christ.

Clement explains that the ancient sources of philosophy were spiritual and true, and the great confusion among the Greeks is a result of false philosophers who are of a later time when he writes: “But the most ancient of the philosophers were not carried away to disputing and doubting, much less are we, who are attached to the really true philosophy, on whom the Scripture enjoins examination and investigation. For it is the more recent of the Hellenic philosophers who, by empty and futile love of fame, are led into useless babbling in refuting and wrangling. But, on the contrary, the Barbarian philosophy, expelling all contention, said, ‘Seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you; ask, and it shall be given you.’ Accordingly, by investigation, the point proposed for inquiry and answer knocks at the door of truth, according to what appears. And on an opening being made through the obstacle in the process of investigation, there results scientific contemplation. To those who thus knock, according to my view, the subject under investigation is opened. And to those who thus ask questions, in the Scriptures, there is given from God (that at which they aim) the gift of the God-given knowledge, by way of comprehension, through the true illumination of logical investigation. For it is impossible to find, without having sought; or to have sought, without having examined; or to have examined, without having unfolded and opened up the question by interrogation, to produce distinctness; or again, to have gone through the whole investigation, without thereafter receiving as the prize the knowledge of the point in question. But it belongs to him who has sought, to find; and to him to seek, who thinks previously that he does not know. Hence drawn by desire to the discovery of what is good, he seeks thoughtfully, without love of strife or glory, asking, answering, and besides considering the statements made. For it is incumbent, in applying ourselves not only to the divine Scriptures, but also to common notions, to institute investigations, the discovery ceasing at some useful end. For another place and crowd await turbulent people, and forensic sophistries. But it is suitable for him, who is at once a lover and disciple of the truth, to be pacific even in investigations, advancing by scientific demonstration, without love of self, but with love of truth, to comprehensive knowledge”.

Modern Christians today pray for a greater understanding of the Word, and yet the term “scientific investigations” is totally alien to their perception of the Word.   Perhaps the key phrase is presented to us in the words: “Knowledge... belongs to him who has sought, to find; and to him to seek, who thinks previously that he does not know”.   Is this any different than the words of the Apostle when he wrote: “if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know” (1 Cor 8:2 NKJ).   So long as we think we know the meaning of the Pagan religious writings -- the Bible -- and even the meaning of purpose of life itself, the words of the Apostle will continue to plague us when he said of us that we know: “nothing yet as we ought to know”.

The blindness is our own!   If we had so formed our life that we were able to fulfill the Word and become the bride of Christ, and were truly the people of an Anointed and Illumined mind, we would see that concealed within the body of the narrative, the philosophers spoke of Christ in the form of the Logos -- in the manner of the Gospel of John -- and this is seen when Clement writes: “Thus in the Philebus, Plato, who had been the disciple of the barbarian philosophy, mystically called those Atheists who destroy and pollute, as far as in them lies, the Deity dwelling in them - that is, the Logos - by association with their vices”. 

Thus, the message of Clement is threefold: Clement writes that the true source and inner revelation of the writings of Plato, is the same Logos attested to in the Gospel of John.   Moreover, we observe the continual statement that the Logos represents the Deity that is indwelling within all of mankind.   Clement then describes our own present-day condition when he refers to multitude of people as “Atheists who destroy and pollute, as far as in them lies, the Deity dwelling in them - that is, the Logos -- by association with their vices”  This is true of natural man throughout all time -- i.e., people who have failed to make themselves an acceptable vessel for them to enter into the Divine Marriage with the indwelling Logos.

What we are presented with are two major themes that need our careful attention.   First it is demonstrated that Plato knew, and wrote about the Logos.   From our modern-day doctrinal perspective that can only mean that Plato wrote about Jesus prior to the time of Jesus’ incarnation.   Moreover, this is the same Logos that is written about in the Gospel of John where it reads: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1 KJV).   Contrary, then, to our present-day doctrines, we must conclude that Christ was written about by the philosophers prior to the time of Jesus.   Further, unless be begin to comprehend the difference between the name Jesus and the term Christ, the only conclusion that can be arrived at is that Jesus wrote through Plato in the same manner that he wrote through the Hebrew prophets.

The Encyclopedia Britannica (1998 edition) writes of the word Logos: “In Greek philosophy and theology, the divine reason implicit in the cosmos, ordering it and giving it form and meaning. Though the concept defined by the term logos is found in Greek, Indian, Egyptian, and Persian philosophical and theological systems... The idea of the logos in Greek thought harks back at least to the 6th-century-BC philosopher Heracleitus, who discerned in the cosmic process a logos analogous to the reasoning power in man. Later, the Stoics, philosophers who followed the teachings of the thinker Zeno of Citium (4th-3rd century BC), defined the logos as an active rational and spiritual principle that permeated all reality... Philo of Alexandria, a 1st-century-AD Jewish philosopher, taught that the logos was the intermediary between God and the cosmos, being both the agent of creation and the agent through which the human mind can apprehend and comprehend God. According to Philo and the Middle Platonists, philosophers who interpreted in religious terms the teachings of the 4th-century-BC Greek master philosopher Plato, the logos was both immanent in the world and at the same time the transcendent divine mind... The identification of Jesus with the logos, which is implied in various places in the New Testament but stated specifically in the Fourth Gospel, was further developed in the early church but more on the basis of Greek philosophical ideas... the early Christian Fathers stated that Christ as the preexistent logos (1) reveals the Father to mankind and is the subject of the Old Testament manifestations of God; (2) is the divine reason in which the whole human race shares, so that the 6th-century-BC philosopher and others who lived with reason were Christians before Christ; and (3) is the divine will and word by which the worlds were framed”.

The concept of the Logos is so deeply imbedded in Greek thought, that the Eleventh, or Scholars Edition of the Britannica which was published prior to the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls writes that: “Among the influences that shaped the Fourth Gospel that of the Alexandrian philosophy must be assigned a distinct... importance”.   Because of this very distinct Hellenic influence, many Bible experts believed that the Gospel of John had been written by a Greek convert.   This is especially seen in the statement by the Britannica where it writes: “What John thus does is to take the Logos idea of Philo and use it for a practical purpose -- to make more intelligible to himself and his readers the divine nature of Jesus Christ. That this endeavor to work into the historical tradition of the life and teaching of Jesus -- a hypothesis which had a distinctly foreign origin -- led him into serious difficulties...” 

The idea that John borrowed the concept of the Logos from the Greeks, or even that the Gospel was written by a Greek convert, was widely accepted by biblical scholars, and this opinion was only proved faulty with the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls.   From the perspective of better understanding what we believe, this whole concept that is being presented is important for modern Christians to comprehend.   What the scholars are stating is that John borrowed Greek Hellenistic ideas about the Christ of Plato and the Greek philosophers, and then incorporated these foreign ideas into his gospel.   This includes the idea of the pre-existent Word that is the creator of the universe -- which when understood in this light, is as much a concealed doctrine of the Pagans, as is the biblical teaching that one must be born again.   Because these ideas are absent from the other three gospels -- was more appropriately used in the Greek mystery religions than in Judaism -- and were then incorporated in the gospel, biblical scholars and theologians have long thought that John’s Gospel was founded upon the same Hellenistic theology responsible for Platonic thought and the writings of the poets.

What we are presented here is one of the core reasons why most biblical scholars did not believe the religion of the simple faith, or in the traditional manner of the very churches they served.   Evangelical and Born again Christians often use the first chapter of John to prove that Jesus was the pre-existent God who came into the world.   What the Evangelical Christians failed to understand was the fact that the more informed biblical scholar understood the connection between the Logos of John and the Logos of Plato and the Pagan world.   Moreover, the scholar also understood the universal doctrine of the Logos throughout all the religions of the world, as seen in the above words: “the concept defined by the term logos is found in Greek, Indian, Egyptian, and Persian philosophical and theological systems...”

Unlike the people of the simple faith, the biblical scholars knew that many Pagan concepts were added into the text of the New Testament in order to better bring the text into harmony with traditional Greek and Roman religious ideas.   With good reason it has even been speculated that the verse most used by modern Evangelical Christians to prove that Jesus was God, was added to the beginning of John at a later date by the Roman Church in the endeavor to Paganize the gospel.   What this means is that Christians today could in every way be calling upon the god of Plato, and the Christ of the Pagan philosophers.

The great change that literally pulled the proverbial rug out from under the Christian world was brought about with the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls.   Everything that biblical scholars and theologians thought they knew, had to re-evaluated when the scrolls gave them the ability to transcend time itself -- and for the first time in almost two thousand years, they were able to perceive the true foundation of Christian thought.   The ramifications were literally astounding -- i.e., what this meant was that all their theories, as well as everything that was ever written about the Gospel of John prior to that time, was in error.   It did not matter that Luther, Calvin and the common believers quoted and used John, often to the exclusion of the other gospels.   The problem was that the anti-Gnostic church which evolved out of the Roman Empire was incapable of understanding even the elementary aspects of the gospel, because they did not comprehend the tradition in which it was founded.   The scholar understood this fact – whereas, even today the preacher of the simple faith does not -- and this is demonstrated in the words of A. Powell Davies: “Biblical scholars were not disturbed by what they found in the Dead Sea Scrolls because they had known all along that the origin of Christianity was not what was commonly supposed to have been” (quoted by Millar Burrows in More Light on the Dead Sea Scrolls).  

That most Christians remain lost today, and fail to comprehend the profound meaning of the requirement to be "Born Again" -- is seen in their inability to understand both the allegorical nature of the scriptures, as well as life itself.   Thus, Dead Sea Scroll expert Prof. John Allegro reveals this truth in his book, The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Origins of Christianity, where writes: “It is a fact that the Qumran Library has profoundly affected the study of the Johannine writings and many longheld conceptions have had to be radically revised.  No longer can John be regarded as the most Hellenistic of the Evangelists; his gnosticism, and the whole framework of his thought is seen now to spring directly from a Jewish sectarianism rooted in palestinian soil, and his material recognized as founded in the earliest layers of Gospel traditions.”  The Bible is as much the writings of Gnostics, as is the writings of men such as Valentinus.    

What all the many recent archaeological discoveries have confirmed and demonstrated that Prof. Allegro is correct in his assertion that our modern-day understanding of the source and originality of Christian doctrine” is defective.   Why?   Because the Bible does not support the tenets and structure of an organized church as we have today.   In the words of Prof. Elaine Pagles, in her book, The Gnostic Gospels:  It is the winners who write history - their way.   No wonder, then, that the viewpoint of the successful majority has dominated all traditional accounts of the origin of Christianity… It suggests that these religious debates - questions of the nature of God, or of Christ - simultaneously bear social and political implications that are crucial to the development of Christianity as an institutional religion.  In simplest terms, ideas which bear implications contrary to that development come to be labeled as heresy; ideas which implicitly support it become orthodox”. 

In order to create an institutional religion under Pagan Rome, the fourth century Emperor Constantine murdered all the original Ebionite Disciples of Jesus (see The Death Of The Religion of Jesus), as well as the Spiritual Christians who were called Gnostics.   Constantine then set about to edit the Bible in order to make it reflect the doctrines of his Church (see Bible Corruption).    Part of the necessary editing entailed the alteration of the texts to support the doctrine that Jesus was God (see The Ten Words).    When Edmund Wilson, an expert who worked on the Dead Sea Scrolls asked the question as to what difference it makes if “Jesus... had been trained in the discipline and imbued with the thought of a certain Jewish sect, and that he had learned from it the role that he afterwards lived...” (The Scrolls From The Dead Sea), the defectiveness of our commonly held ideas was immediately brought to light.   Moreover, what some of our experts have now come to suspect is that the primary difference between the Old Covenant and the New Covenant has absolutely nothing to do with their choice of biblical testaments -- bur rather, is founded upon the manner of thinking of the people, and the means by which a believer is to receive the revelation of God.    And the fact that most Christians today read the scriptures in the same exact blind manner as did the Pharisees who Jesus condemned for throwing away the Key of Knowledge, means that the Christian world is basically functioning in an Old Covenant mode (see Old Vs New).

 

 

Our True Nature And Form

Our Soul-Self Is The Being Of Light

 

Life after life we become caught up in the rituals and traditions of the religious paths, while the primary objective remains obscured and unknown.  Without the religion, we quickly become possessed by the sensual and elemental appetites of the body, and controlled by the elemental powers of this world.   With the religion, we become so hypnotized by the rituals, traditions and manmade doctrines, that the primary objectives of both the religion and life becomes hidden and concealed from us.    This creates the many failures in life -- and it is this reality that Yeshua makes reference to in the 84th saying of the Gospel of Thomas in the words  (84) Jesus said, "When you see your likeness, you rejoice. But when you see your images which came into being before you, and which neither die nor become manifest, how much you will have to bear!"  
 
Notice that Jesus did not say that when you see God, you rejoice... and how much will you bear?    But the reality of what is conveyed in these words is one of those Great Truths that are unknown and condemned by the masses of entry-level believers.    Because at the "AA" elementary level everything has to be conveyed from the perspective: God Commanded This -- or, God Commanded That -- or, you must do this to satisfy the Requirements and Laws of God -- and the real killer in the doctrine that you must get rid of self in order to satisfy these Requirements, while enabling the masses to get control of their lower natures, makes them unfit for discipleship or walking in TheWay.   And so, your dammed if you do, and your dammed if you don't -- and life after life is a series of failed soul-images that are only able to make the most minutest of spiritual gains.
Man's Soul Reality/Genetics:  Jesus taught that each of us must be born a second time to enter the Kingdom -- (see You Must Be Born Again ) -- but what does this mean?    What is the fate of those who do not succeed in bringing about the next stage of soul-birth -- thereby overcoming their divided nature that Jesus made reference to when he stated that a house divided cannot stand?    In my article on Coming Into The Light  I attempt to explain our relationship to the Being of Light that people encounter in a Near Death Experience.   But who is this Being of Light This is your pre-existent soul -- your true self that has existed since the dawn of time.   In our inner journey into the Kingdom (see http://GateOfEden.com ), we must first overcome our divided natures and become our truth self -- our soul-self -- before we can bring about our spiritual transformation and birth and return as the prodigal son/daughter to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination.   And while I recognize that this inner soul reality is not clearly portrayed in the written words of the scriptures, this reality is among the Mysteries that Jesus taught privately to his disciples "in the house", and one of the realities that Paul warned the believers of the simple faith would look upon as "foolishness".     
 
Your soul-self which exists consciously independent in a parallel realm, knows your every thought -- your every future event in your life -- and has the memory of every experience that your true self has ever had since the dawn of time.   But you can only possess this knowledge of your true nature and self, when you are able to transform the physical body so it can accommodate this higher perception, knowledge and reality.   By nature, we only utilize approximately 10% of our potential of mind, because the physical body only develops those aspects of mind that relate to this physical world.   In order to utilized those other areas of the mind that don't correspond to the physical, we have to purposely and consciously develop them.    The mind must be grown and developed beyond the limitations of the physical natural-organic, and it must be nourished by thoughts, concepts and impressions that permit its development.   Anything that limits this development from a lifestyle, religious/philosophical or cultural perspective, inhibits the development of the mind to go beyond what is supported by the physical body environment.
 
Our reality is portrayed in the words of Yeshua in the 84th saying of the Gospel of Thomas in the words (84) Jesus said, "When you see your likeness, you rejoice. But when you see your images which came into being before you, and which neither die nor become manifest, how much you will have to bear!"  Your likeness is the true you -- i.e., the Being of Light who is your soul-self.  Your images are the personalities (embryonic images) which lived before you in previous lives which failed to become one with their source of being (the Being of Light), and thus failed to "become manifest".   We can't remember our past, or manifest the knowledge of our soul-self, unless we alter the physical body in such a way that it will begin to vibrate as a higher frequency than what was developed by nature.  
The Universe is a Great Mind: In his 1951 textbook on quantum theory, Bohm offered some interesting speculations on the analogies between quantum processes and thought processes, thus carrying further the celebrated statement made by the astronomer James Jeans two decades earlier: “Today there is a wide measure of agreement… that the stream of knowledge is heading towards a non-mechanical reality; the universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine”; and the statement by astronomer Arthur Eddington:  “The stuff of the universe is mind-stuff”.   More recently, cyberneticist David Foster described “an intelligent universe” whose apparent concreteness is generated by cosmic data from an unknowable, organized source.   The holographic theory says that: “…our brains mathematically construct hard reality by interpreting frequencies from a dimension transcending time and space.   The brain is a hologram, interpreting a holographic universe.”  

What is the impact of these findings of modern science?   The reality that is being conveyed is that what we perceive as solid physical matter, is being interpreted in this manner because our brains interpret that frequency to make what we see appear concrete.   Moreover, what it also means is that we perceive only a fraction of Creation because our brains, which by virtue of the fact of their physical nature, can only detect frequencies that are within the same spectrum.   In the same way that in order to be effective, an antenna must possess the physical characteristics that enables it to receive a certain range of the frequencies that the device (radio, TV, wireless phone, etc.) is intended to operate within, our physical mind and bodies are designed to function within a certain spectrum of Creation -- and this is predicated by the fact that our physical nature is composed of the elements that are of this world.

This is the meaning of what is often portrayed as physical transformation.   And in the above quotations this is presented to us in the words: “…our brains mathematically construct hard reality by interpreting frequencies from a dimension transcending time and space.   The brain is a hologram, interpreting a holographic universe.”    In order to see and perceive beyond the spectrum of frequencies of this physical world, we must find a way to permit the body-mind to vibrate and perceive these higher frequencies.   And this is what the true religious path is all about -- as the journey of religious-philosophy gives birth to the true spiritual path which we call TheWay.   Because the physical body-vessel can't vibrate at the necessary frequencies to perceive our own greater soul and spiritual reality, we are shackled to a very narrow physical reality where mankind constantly speculates about the unknown and what Jesus called the Mysteries of God that was beyond natural man's ability to comprehend -- that is, without bringing about the transformation of the physical in order to permit it to accommodate these frequencies of mind and beyond that is beyond the scope of the natural organic reality of the body-vessel.

 
In the Gospel of Thomas saying 84 above, a lesser secondary soul-self is projected into the reality of the physical body-vessel, and this lesser soul which is an embryonic image of our higher soul-self, is the true source of your consciousness and mind.   And because this embryonic image came into being at conception, it can be said that it has never lived before.   But, because of the Laws and the fact that everything is imbued with the DNA of the Alpha and Omega, this lesser soul-embryonic image of our true self that is projected into the physical reality of this world and associated body-vessel, must return to its source -- which is our true soul-nature that is the Being of Light in the NDE.   While people such as the Christians and the example of Judy possess much religious knowledge, they miss the mark and fail to properly develop because they are worshiping or seeking God -- while ignoring the necessary knowledge of self as understood in the reality of the higher soul-self.   And people such as yourself who believe they are the product of physical genetics, fail to develop beyond a certain point in much the same way as the religious people, because you lack the knowledge and understanding of self.
 
While these lesser soul-images are never manifest as portrayed in the Gospel of Thomas, this is because they fail to return from the Alpha to the Omega while they are still in the body-vessel.   And as seen in the Near Death Experience (NDE), they do not die, but they must accomplish what they failed to accomplish in an after death state which most Mediums or people who can initiate an Out of Body experience can learn about.   But with respect to returning to their source of being and the Laws that are imbued with the DNA of the Alpha and Omega,  they are said to walk the broad-way of self-destruction because they failed to complete their development while in the physical body-vessel.   They, therefore, exist as (failed) experiences in the journey of the soul-self to embrace Completion and Perfection.   With respect to remaining as experiences in the travail and journey of the soul who must fulfill the requirement of perfection as stated at Matthew 5:48 where we are told to be Perfect, as our Heavenly Father is Perfect.   In the early Christian writing known as the Books of the Saviour or Pistis Sophia (Faith Wisdom), this requirement is expressed in the words:  “But if he shall have sinned once, twice, or thrice, they shall reject that soul, sending it back again into the world according to the form of the sins that it may have committed; the form whereof I will declare unto you hereafter.   But verily, verily I say unto you, that even the righteous man that hath committed no sin at all cannot be brought into the Kingdom of Light, forasmuch the seal of the mysteries of that kingdom is not found upon him.  Once for all, I say unto you, a soul cannot be brought into the kingdom, if it be without the mysteries of the Kingdom of the Light”.   And in the Zohar which is the essence of Jewish Mysticism, this same truth is expressed in the words: “All souls are subject to the trials of transmigration; and men do not know the designs of the Most High with regard to them… The souls must re-enter the absolute substance whence they have emerged.  But to accomplish this end they must develop all the perfections, the germ of which is planted in them; and if they have not fulfilled this condition during one life, they must commence another, a third, and so forth, until they have acquired the condition which fits them for reunion with God”.   The Book of the Revelation is the allegorical account of entering the Kingdom within after accomplishing the perfection and spiritualization of the body-mind:  "Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie" (Rev 22:14-15 NKJ).    Those who remain outside, are the people who are the dogs and swine who practice a lie and have not faithfully walked in TheWay.  

Since the vast majority of religious leaders and quasi-philosophers of this world who most people listen to know absolutely nothing about the soul/higher self -- and they fail to comprehend the many paradoxes of Creation that causes them to perpetually eat of the fruit of the Tree of Duality -- let me speak from the perspective of my own experiences that is beyond even their wildest imaginations.   In my life as Jacob during the time of Jesus (see http://BrotherOfJesus.org ), I was able to walk the earth as my soul/higher self manifest in the flesh.   I literally was the Being of Light.   And while it is true that I was overshadowed by Jesus who not only was his soul/higher self and spiritual-self manifest in the flesh, but because of his Consecrated Holiness it could be said that Jesus walked the earth as God -- it is also true that the essence of our teacher disciple relationship where I was literally taught by God manifest in the flesh -- and taken by God manifest in the flesh into realms and kingdoms that would boggle the mind of natural man -- it is also true that this level of spirituality became a part of men that transcended all future lifetimes.   When you are able to manifest your soul/higher self in the body, you not only possess the knowledge of all the lives that you have lived since the dawn of time, but you can access those
"images... which neither die nor become manifest".    Since they are expressions of the soul, they still exist within the consciousness of the soul, and they exist as a community of One within the soul/higher self in much the same way that we exist as One within the Mind of God.   And while the written record of all experiences is recorded in the Akashic records, this is more like a ledger -- while the living "images... which neither die nor become manifest" remain living within the soul.  

 

The Command To Know Thyself

 

In the Gospel of Thomas it is stated that "Whoever finds himself is superior to the world".   When the Church became the religious puppet of the Roman Government in the fourth century (see The Death Of The Religion Of Jesus), this self-knowledge, the Key of Knowledge, and the Sacred Manna/Gnosis of the Spirit was thrown away.   Quoting a few of the pre-Constantine statements of the early Church Father as contained on the Being of Light web site: It is for this reason that the second-century Church Father Clement of Alexandria said that it is  “…the greatest of all lessons to know one's self.  For if one knows himself, he will know God; and knowing God, he will be made like God… and that man becomes God, since God so wills”.   In his treaties on The Soul and the Resurrection, St Gregory writes that “the Resurrection is no other thing than 'the re-constitution of our nature in its original form’”, and states that there will come a time “…when the complete whole of our race shall have been perfected from the first man to the last”...   When God, in the words of St. Nazianzen, no longer is an “object of wonder”, but rather an “object of desire” -- and we, desiring to be purified from the defilements of this world, make ourselves fit vessels for the Lord to indwell, the Spirit, according to St. Nazianzen, reveals to us our true nature, and the revelation of this manifest Sacred Knowledge makes “us like God; so that when we have thus become like Himself, God may, to use a bold expression, hold converse with us as Gods, being united to us, and that perhaps to the same extent as He already knows those who are known to Him”.  St. Nazianzen then writes that “the Divine Nature then is boundless and hard to understand” by those who are yet carnal and think as natural beings of this world.      

Those who think they can Know God, without bringing about the next stage of soul-birth and Knowing Self, are themselves delusional, and under the power of the Demiurge -- i.e., the god of this world -- the collective consciousness -- the unity consciousness -- the citizen of the far country.

 

 

 

 

The Objective Of Life Is Oneness

With Our Soul/Higher Self

And Ultimately Our Heavenly Father God
 

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In the recently discovered Gospel of Thomas it is written: (12) The disciples said to Jesus, "We know that you will depart from us. Who is to be our leader?" Jesus said to them, "Wherever you are, you are to go to James the righteous, for whose sake heaven and earth came into being."   So to once again restore the teachings of TheWay which is today known as Christianity, the Lord has sent Jacob/James, the Brother of Yeshua/Jesus, back into the world in order to guide the faithful flock into the Truth, the Light, and the Kingdom within (Luke 17:20-21).   It is there that my brother Yeshua/Jesus awaits you.

The above warning with respect to the predicted corruption of Yeshua's teachings is further stated in the first century writings known today as the Clementine Recognitions where it is written: "Our Lord and Prophet, who hath sent us, declared to us that the wicked one, having disputed with Him forty days, and having prevailed nothing against Him, promised that he would send apostles from amongst his subjects, to deceive.  Wherefore, above all, remember to shun apostle or teacher or prophet who does not first accurately compare his preaching with that of James, who was called the brother of my Lord, and to whom was entrusted to administer the church of the Hebrews in Jerusalem, — and that even though he come to you with witnesses: lest the wickedness which disputed forty days with the Lord, and prevailed nothing, should afterwards, like lightning falling from heaven upon the earth, send a preacher to your injury, as now he has sent Simon upon us, preaching, under pretense of the truth, in the name of the Lord, and sowing error. Wherefore He who hath sent us, said, ‘Many shall come to me in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. By their fruits ye shall know them.’" 

Again it is warned by Clement: "Wherefore observe the greatest caution, that you believe no teacher, unless he bring from Jerusalem the testimonial of James the Lord’s brother, or of whosoever may come after him. For no one, unless he has gone up thither, and there has been approved as a fit and faithful teacher for preaching the word of Christ, — unless, I say, he brings a testimonial thence, is by any means to be received. But let neither prophet nor apostle be looked for by you at this time, besides us. For there is one true Prophet, whose words we twelve apostles preach"

As predicted, the ministers of Satan have succeeded in altering the teachings of my brother Yeshua, and continue to lead many into the abyss of darkness.   But have no fear my brothers and sisters, for the teachings of TheWay has been restored so that you might be able to overcome the darkness, and enter the Kingdom of Light within you (Luke 17:20-21). 

 

 

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The Brother Of Yeshua/Jesus: 2000 years ago I lived as Jacob who many call James, and I was known as the Brother of Yeshua and the first leader of the New Covenant movement of TheWay which is today known as Christianity.  I was sent back into the world to restore the teachings of my brother Yeshua to their original spiritual essence, and to guide you in TheWay that is "narrow" so you will be able to open the "strait gate" within you and enter the Kingdom that Yeshua declared must be attained through the second birth.  
 

The Ebionite HomePage: If you call yourself a Christian, Jew, Messianic believer, Evyonim, Nazarene or Muslim, then it is imperative that you learn of the Ebionites who are True Spiritual Israel -- They are the Poor Ones to the ways and thinking of this world -- The Ebionites were the Israelites of the Nazirene Vow They are/were the Genuine Disciples of Yeshua/Jesus who are in the world and not of it!   
 

The Nazirene HomePage: The original spiritual teachings of Yeshua/Jesus as practiced by the people of The Way who where known historically as the Essenes, Ebionites, and Nazirenes. The teachings of The Way are Spiritual -- and provide a means to open the "strait gate" into the Kingdom while still physically alive in the body/vessel.  
 

The Master Index:  The Index of Nazirene Ebionite web sites and the Original Teachings of TheWay  
 

The Ten Words:  That restores the teachings of Jesus and TheWay to their original spiritual environment.  
 

An Inconvenient Truth: One of the most important articles that have been written and exist in our present time -- in spite of those who attempt to censor and inhibit the modern seeker from having access to the Truth and TheWay.   Written by an Original Author of the Gospels, this article reveals what modern authorities will at any cost, censor and suppress.   Why?   Because as counterfeit shepherds, they are carnal and totally earth-bound in their thinking.   Being carnal and spiritually disenfranchised, they don't at all understand -- or possess the knowledge of -- the Great Spiritual Truths revealed in this article.   
 

Reincarnation, The Key To Christianity: The only eyewitness account written by an Elder in the original Ebionite Community portraying the Death of Christianity -- The Religion of Jesus and the Original Teachings of TheWay.   Because the Emperor of Rome hunted down and murdered the Original Spiritual Christians and all those who opposed the corruption of the teachings of Jesus and TheWay, the Christian world itself has been cast into a Spiritual Diaspora from which it has yet to emerge.  
 

The Church Of The AntiChrist: The Apostle Paul predicted that the Church which portrays itself as Christian, will install the Anti-Christ as the leader of the Church, and the Christian world will worship Satan in place of God.   While the Christian world dwells under the deceptive belief that they freed themselves from the paganism of Rome in the Reformation, the leaders of the Reformation did not at all understand the reality of a purely Spiritual Religion where the objective was to be be in the world and not of it -- using the scriptures as the Key of Knowledge to gain entrance into the Kingdom while still in the body-vessel -- in many respects the reactionary dogma contrived by Martin Luther and the other leaders of the Reformation had the effect of further imprisoning the Church in the abyss of abject carnal ignorance.   
 

The Bible itself openly rejects and condemns the tenets of belief promoted by the Church.   What is demonstrated is the fact that the vast majority of Christians neither understand the Bible -- and those who do read it, do so through the filter of their dogma and beliefs.   re are 10 words that were altered from their original context in the New Testament that have the power to re-establish the essence of the teachings of Yeshua which was known as TheWay.   These 10 words demonstrate conclusively that the text of the New Testament has been altered and corrupted in order to make it support the doctrines of the Pagan Roman/Greek world.   These 10 words further demonstrate that the essence of the teachings of Yeshua has little in common with the Christian religion today.   In fact, these 10 wordsare to Christianity what the 10 Commandments were to Judaism -- i.e., the foundation from which every other aspect of the religion springs forth! These 10 words prove the Ebionites correct, and modern Christianity which is founded upon 4th century Roman doctrines to be in error.  These 10 words prove that without a return to the essence of Yeshua's original teachings, modern Christians are neither saved, nor do they have the salvation they erroneously believe they do.   
 

The Consecrated Life is the Path that leads to Wholeness -- and this Wholeness can only be brought about when the teachings of Yeshua/Jesus and TheWay becomes a mindset and lifestyle that develops the person and brings them to Completion.   In the parable of the prodigal son, the experiences in what is portrayed as the Far Country develops the son -- enables him to prevail and to rule over himself -- and it is this state of Completion within himself that permits him to return to the Edenic Kingdom of the Father.   Each and every person is presently evolving to this state of Completion and Wholeness in the Omega of Perfection, that will permit them to return to their True Source of Being.  
 

The Key Of Knowledge: When Jesus condemned the leaders of the Jews as blind guides, it was because they threw away the Key Of Knowledge.   In the fourth century of our Common Era, the Church of Rome in like manner threw away the Key Of Knowledge -- causing the Christian world to become lost and wandering in what Jesus portrayed as the "outer darkness" of Mind and Being.    
 

The Light Of Yeshua -- The Messianic Nazirene Disciple of TheWay: While many teach that believers are saved by faith, the journey of the disciple of Yeshua is one of absolute dedication to The Way. The disciple who becomes a brother to Yeshua must live as he lived, and become a Nazirene who is consecrated and wholly set apart as they walk the Narrow Way, enter into the Kingdom through the Strait Gate, and learn directly from the L-rd -- the One Rabbi and Teacher of the Mysteries of G-d.  
 

Divine Strategery: How God Fools Mankind - Keeping Him Ignorant Of The Truth: Strategery has become synonymous with when what is portrayed as simple, simpleminded, or even self-evident, is able to dupe and thwart an opposing force that perceives itself to be either superior, or to suppose they know the answers.   Divine Strategery is how God fools all the religious leaders of this world who think they doctrinally know God -- all the would-be teachers and philosophers of this world who think they Know Truth -- all the Atheists and those who criticize and denounce the existence of God by virtue of their limited perception and understanding -- and all the people in this world who think they understand the purpose of life and the world in which we presently dwell.  As prodigal sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father, if the people in this life knew the answers, then the learning experience of God's SchoolHouse of this world would not effectively evolve us to become true Brothers and Sisters of our Elder Brother Yeshua/Jesus.  Therefore, in order to insure that each of us is immersed in the necessary learning experience that this life offers, all people are equally fooled into thinking they know, in order for them to be manipulated into embracing a higher agenda that is beyond their ability to even imagine.   Thus, Divine Strategery!!!

 
 
 

Reincarnation - The Key To Christianity And The The Pre-Existent Soul of Mankind: Jesus taught the reality of the pre-existent soul that evolves to perfection over the course of many lifetimes. The Church adheres to the doctrine and theology of a Circus Prostitute and a Roman Emperor who maintained absolute control over what Christians were permitted to believe! Christians continue to cling to the theology of this Circus Prostitute today - rejecting the teachings of Jesus, while adhering to the doctrines of Pagan Rome. The mass confusion of an uncountable number of sects today, is the direct result of the void which was brought about when this foundational concept was removed from both the Bible, as well as Christian doctrine. The doctrinal quagmire which was brought about with the removal of this foundational teaching, obstructs Christians growth and maturity beyond the entry-level simple faith. Because they adhere to the corrupted doctrines of men, modern Christians can't inherit the Biblical Promise of entering the Kingdom and Life.

 
 

It was said of the Church Father Origen by St. Gregory of Nyssa that he was “the prince of Christian learning in the Third Century” -- and the Encyclopedia Britannica calls him “…the most prominent of all the church fathers”.  But how did he become the man that St. Jerome considered to be “the greatest teacher of the Church after the Apostles”?   According to the soul who lived as Origen, he had previously lived as the disciple and scribe of Jacob who people call James, who was the Brother of Jesus.   And from that life with Jacob, he learned to write scriptures in Hebrew Characters, and he worked on the original source scriptures which has since come to be called the New Testament scriptures of the Bible.   On his web site, Emmanuel Pohorecki reveals not only the accounts of the many lifetimes that he has lived, but also his own journey into the presence of his soul-self -- i.e., his true self who is the Being of Light.   And once again Emmanuel has demonstrated that you don't need to physically die to communicate with, and enter into the presence of your soul-self who is the Being of Light in the Near Death Experience.   And in his soon to be completed article on the Journey of the Soul and Visions from his Higher Self, he will write about what his soul-self has taught him while in the Realm of Souls.   Emmanuel provides other important insights in man's higher reality with his account of his life with Fr. Francis, as a Native American, and as one of the Constitutional Founding Fathers of the United States.  
 

The Long Island Mystic and Nazirene Disciple of TheWay: The Organizational HomePage of The Nazirene -- the Long Island Mystic, Evangelical Minister, and Prophet of TheWay -- who God bestowed upon him the gift of the recall of his previous life as a Disciple and Brother of Messiah/Christ -- and thus has re-entered this world at the present time in order to restore the Spiritual Essence and Teachings of his Master, Yeshua/Jesus. The Kingdom is within! And we must sojourn the narrow path of TheWay, enter the "strait gate" to the Inner Spiritual Temple, while still alive in the physical body.  Thus, modern Christians have misunderstood the words of Yeshua -- he never said that we must physically die to enter the Edenic Kingdom of Origination -- but rather, we must die to the culture, mindset and ways of this world in order to enter the Kingdom!   
 

Being Of Light: Who are we?  What are we? From where have we come?  What is our destiny?  To the demise of those who read these words, only a handful of people today can answer these all-important crucial questions correctly! The rest dwell under the cloud of unknowing -- and if you think you are the person whose reflection you see in the mirror, then you are a stranger to your true self and have made yourself part of the illusion of this world. With great wisdom Yeshua/Jesus is quoted in The Books of the Savior, also known as Pistis Sophia (Faith-Wisdom): "Do not cease seeking day or night, and do not let yourselves relax until you have found all the Mysteries of the Kingdom of Light, which will purify you and make you into Pure Light and lead you into the Kingdom of Light."  
 

Gospel of the Nazirenes -- Gospel Of Light: What did the Gospels look like before being edited and re-written by the Church of Rome? What were the original beliefs of the first followers of Yeshua? You will be astonished when you read a surviving text of The Gospel of the Nazirenes which was hidden away from the corrupters of the Roman Church. Are you ready for a truly enlightening experience?  
 

The Orthodox Corruption of the Scriptures: Was the Bible rewritten? Prof. Nestle writes: "Learned men, so called Correctores were, following the church meeting at Nicea 325 AD, selected by the church authorities to scrutinize the sacred texts and rewrite them in order to correct their meaning in accordance with the views which the church had just sanctioned." To ignore the facts is to alienate oneself from the Living Word of God  
 

The Suppressed Teachings On Children: "And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them, and said, Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven" (Mat 18: 2-3).  Because the important teachings on children were removed from the Gospels, it remains virtually impossible for the modern believer to gain entrance into the Inner Kingdom  
 

What Happened To Zackarias? Because the mainstream of Christians can't even begin to answer the question as to what happened to Zackarias?  It remains impossible for them to understand the true reality of the scriptures -- or why the religion of the pre-Nicene Church Fathers was very different than the dogma preached from the pulpits today.   And while the missing account of Zackarias can be easily proven today, the fact that the modern Christians ignores the facts and the truth has had the effect of disenfranchising them from the Kingdom they have been commanded to seek out.  
 

Things Christians Never Tell Jews About The New Testament: Many Jews have been misinformed when they have been warned by Christians that if they don't believe and come to Jesus, they will not inherit salvation and eternal life. Part of this is an error of ignorance -- i.e., because their Christian forefathers were adulterous, and defiled their own covenant with the Lord in the manner of the Jews when they worshiped other gods, they have yet to recover from their spiritual temple being plundered and ravished by the unclean and dark forces of this world. They therefore have lost their own way, and no longer can come into the Presence of the Lord. The Facts: Both Christians and the Jews they have persecuted, condemned, and even murdered over the past two thousand years will be shocked by what they will read herein! What they will learn is a fact that has long confused many sincere students of the New Testament scriptures -- scriptures which are very Jewish in origin -- and because of their very mystical Jewish essence, has long confounded the non-Jews who have championed the Gospel message. To their own undoing, most Christians ignore their own theologians and biblical scholars who have attempted to warn them that the scriptures are paradoxical -- i.e., that in all theological positions there exists two lines of seemingly opposite and conflicting truths presented to the reader -- and those who accept one truth while ignoring the other, will themselves fall into heresy by falling into grave sectarian error with respect to the true meaning of the Gospel message. Thus, those who maintain that there is no salvation apart from belief in the historical Jesus in the manner of modern Christian doctrine, have themselves fallen into the trap of heresy that the very first followers of Jesus warned believers not to fall into! And while it is true that these sectarian vicars of the Church can prove their position by using the scriptures, it is further true that their own scriptures also contain another line of truth that presents an entirely different picture than what the Church has portrayed to the world -- a picture where the opposite is also true.  
 

The Sower And The Seed: Unless you become the "good ground" in the parable of the Sower And The Seed, it will remain impossible for you to comprehend the true spiritual meaning of the Gospel and the higher reality of the soul and the Kingdom of God.  
 

The Secret Doctrine Of Christianity: In the approximate year of 178 of our Common Era, Celsus, the Epicurean Philosopher and opponent of Christianity published a rather embarrassing work in opposition to Christianity known as The True Word or Discourse. It is said that this work was widely published and used by the Pagan world as an attack on the Church. In examination of this document, the modern Christian must initially ask: Who today would accuse the Christian Church of being a “secret system”? No one -- because the Church today has lost its spiritual essence -- and is a mere shadow of its former self over the first three centuries of its existence. Therefore, it is important for us to recognize that such an allegation would be unheard of in our present time.  
 

The Enigma Of The Shepherd Of Hermas: Even though it is said of the Shepherd of Hermas that it was "...the most popular books, if not the most popular book, in the Christian Church during the second, third, and fourth centuries...", it remains unknown to the modern Church. Why? Why was the book that is representative of the core Gospel of the earliest Church, no longer is use today? Because while Hermas reflected the original teachings of Jesus and TheWay, it would be deemed heresy by the modern Church. And when rightly understood, the fact of the matter is that it is impossible for the modern believer, critic, biblical expert or scholar to in any manner understand the message that Hermas bears. Which means that if the Shepherd of Hermas was indeed the most popular scripture in the Gentile Church over the first three centuries, then it can rightly be stated that the modern Church has virtually nothing in common with the pre-Nicene Gentile Church.  
 

Divine Manna:  "To him who overcomes will I give to eat of the hidden manna" (Rev 2:8-17).  "My People Are Destroyed For Lack Of Knowledge Because You Have Rejected Knowledge, I Reject You..." (Hosea 4:6).   "Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie" (Rev 22:14).  "Therefore, he who rejects this instruction does not reject man but God, who gives you his Holy Spirit" (1 Thes 4:8 NIV)  
 

Gospel Of Thomas:  These are the secret sayings which the living Jesus spoke and which Didymos Judas Thomas wrote down.  And he said, "Whoever finds the interpretation of these sayings will not experience death."  Jesus said, "Let him who seeks continue seeking until he finds. When he finds, he will become troubled. When he becomes troubled, he will be astonished, and he will rule over the All."  
 

The Gate Of Eden: Why were the Nazirene/Ebionites vegetarian?  Why did they live in accordance with the precepts of the Torah/Law?  Why did they live separate and apart from both Jews and Christians?  The answer is very simple: The Gate of Eden is within us, and if we fail to enter therein while we are still physically alive in the body, we will have failed in our opportunity to enter into Life.  And while it can be countered that we are saved by our belief in Messiah/Christ, faith, or the blood of the lamb, the truth is that if we were truly faithful disciples of TheWay, that we would experience the opening of the inner door and the Kingdom coming within us.  The GateOfEden article explores all aspects of the need to pick up one's own cross and follow the narrow path that leads to the inner gate to the Edenic Kingdom of Origination.  
 

What was the Mysteries of the Gospel that Jesus revealed only to the inner core of disciples?   While teaching the multitude of the people only in parables?    "And the disciples came and said to Him, Why do You speak to them in parables? He answered and said to them, Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given" (Matt 13:10-11 NKJ).   As someone who was there, at the time, what is presented in this article is not only far beyond the understanding of any book that you could read, or teacher you could seek out.   what is presented in this article will force you to re-evaluate everything that you thought you knew about both yourself, and the very purpose of life as you think you understand it.   And even more revealing than the three major lies of Judaism, Christianity and Islam that inhibits the people from understanding the foundational essence of all three religions, is an examination of both the lies and profound truths of the emerging scientific world which is for the most part ignored by our cultural icons, because the findings of modern quantum physics confirms the visionary truths of the Mystics which the religious and intellectual worlds have long censored from the common understanding.   
 

Epistle Of Light - Epistle Of James To Pope John Paul II: 2000 years ago I lived as Jacob the brother of Jesus known as James. I was sent back to bring about the restoration of the Church, and the within letter to Pope John Paul is important for you to read and forward. The pope has the power to bring peace on earth if he releases certain early Christian documents that are in his possession. Jesus is calling out to you to help make the truth known! Will you hear the call?  
 

Light Of Yeshua: The Essence of Messianic Judaism and being Spiritually Torah Observant.  Many Messianic Jews attempt to embrace traditional Christian doctrine with a Jewish facade in an attempt to convert other Jews to a quasi-form of Jewish-Christianity with a Pagan foundation. In view of the fact that the original followers of Yeshua are historically described as “…rejected from one religion as apostates, and from the other as heretics” (Gibbon: Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire, v.1, p.416), this conversion to Jewish-Christianity would be a grave error.  
 

The Cross And The Seat Belt: The only mean by which mankind can move beyond his present limitations and struggles with the unknown, is to gain access to the Source of what he observes and interacts with in the world which is in what the mystic and scientist affirm as being the (Etheric) Field that surrounds all matter that we observe with our physical senses.   But to accomplish this, man must develop ways to effectively use his suppressed Intuitive spheres of mind.   Which means that to even begin to tap into the unseen Source, we must move beyond our traditional behaviors, mindset and perception of reality, and begin to embrace untraditional ways that permit the development and use of our suppressed Intuitive facilities of mind.   If what man presently portrays as accidents, can indeed be perceived prior to the event taking place -- and thus, be avoided -- then we will have eliminated the massive suffering and even death that is the result of these episodes of human existence.   And therefore, if the witness of both the Mystic and the emerging scientific evidence is true -- and reality must he sought in the unseen (Etheric) Field as the Source of all events that transpire -- then it becomes imperative for man to begin to develop and evolve those Intuitive spheres of mind that has been abandoned and left atrophied by the linear-only elements of our modern culture.  
 

How Did Jesus Become The Son Of God It is a widely accepted doctrine among Christians today that the disciples and Ebionite Nazirene followers did not comprehend the true nature of Jesus, because they did not proclaim that he was God -- as did the later Gentile converts.   Yet, just the opposite is true -- i.e., the vast majority of Romans and Greeks were too pagan and heathen in their thinking and mindset, to understand the higher spiritual concepts that Jesus and his disciples revealed to mankind.   Even today the problem remains with respect to our inability to understand why Jesus was different than we are. Because Christians cling to the doctrines of Rome, they are unable to answer many important foundational questions that would permit their thinking to evolve beyond what Paul portrayed as the entry-level doctrines of the simple faith that are elementary in their understanding. And while Paul warns that the "natural" (organic) mind of man is incapable of understanding the higher reality of the soul and the Inner Kingdom  -- warning that committed and baptized believers will reject the Mysteries of God as utter "foolishness" -- yet, the modern Church to their own destruction continues to ignore this all-important warning. What enabled Jesus to perform miracles? What enabled him to be able to communicate with the Father? Surely, we conclude, he could not have been a normal man. Therefore, we arrive at the only possible answer from our very limited perspective and conclude that the Jewish disciples and earliest followers of Jesus must have been wrong, and he had to have been God to know all that he knew, and be able to do all that he did. Thus, the flaw in the thinking of the Church is in their inability to envision and comprehend the manner in which mankind grows and evolves to a state of spiritual maturity -- how man, the prodigal son, who was created in the image and likeness of God, his Heavenly Father, begins to take on all the attributes of his Creator and Parent. In not understanding the process by which each of us embraces our eventual destiny, we worship instead of imitating the pattern that Yeshua/Jesus provided for all the prodigal sons and daughters of the Most High to follow.  
 

Lilith - The Demonic Reality Of Feminism: In the Divine Pattern of Creation man and woman are not only equal, but the mental/spiritual level of one polarity directly affects and limits the other.  The spiritual ignorance of many religious groups today is directly in proportion to the failure of men and women to interact and move into a state of spiritual harmony and balance.