Since it was founded, the geographic area of Jerusalem has been a cause for conflict. Yet, in Jewish law, the promised land is mostly a higher state
of consciousness, rather than a specific geographic location
(Heaven at Heart
Upon entering the promised land, synonomous with elevating in conscious perception, the israelites came upon giants, so huge that they compared
themselves as grasshoppers. These giants were descendants of the Nephilim (Giants), called the Anakim which means 'long-necked ones'. Also
associated with the Rephaim, another race of giants. Giants, whether viewed as physical and/or mental, occupied these higher planes of awareness in
the promised land.
"Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who will
ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, “Who will cross the sea
to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it."
the word Mountain
is often used to described this elevated state of consciousness, in which your heart is beating in accordance with the
natural divine Law. For example, Moses received the Law on Mount Sinai. He also saw the promised land from mount Nebo - Nebo meaning prophet or
learned one. Moses never entered the promised land, instead, Joshua was the one to passover the Israelites into this new state of consciousness.
Just like John the Baptist prepared the way in the wilderness for the coming of Yeshua (Jesus), Moses prepared the way in the wilderness for Yeshua
(Joshua). In Hebrew, Jesus means Joshua. After Moses died, As commanded, Joshua passed over into the promised land in fifties (Joshua 1:14).
Similarly, when John the Baptist died (Matthew 14), Jesus called the people who followed him to be grouped into 50s (Luke 9:14) to witness a miracle
that exemplified the abundance of the land promised to the ancestors of Israel.
Shortly after the miracle of the multiplying bread, "he went up to the mountain
and it came to pass, in his praying, the appearance of his face became altered, and his garment white -- sparkling."
This shift in consciousness also allowed the disciples to see and talk to Moses and Elijah (Luke 9:30). Surely this was the timeless eon where the
children of Light communicate with each other. In this way, Abraham saw Jesus's day, and he was glad. Just like the promised land is in your heart,
so too is the Kingdom of Heaven within. Those who seek it outside of their self are denying that they are children and temples of the Most High God.
Let all people be liars and God be true, for you look to others to find the truth. Yet they are just a reflection of you. Walking in a temporary state
of ignorance until they find what is true. In this way, God hides the birthright of those who have not yet earned their inheritance:
"Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will
also give that person a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it."
We have given our testimony, but who can believe it (John 3:31-33)? Only those who are ready.