I am not one to quote alot of Scriptures...but I think its important for others to see that the entire Bible is not clear on what exactly some things
may mean. There are plenty of writings that can take on a whole other meaning when the person is reading them to gain a wisdom, an
understanding....instead of a literal telling of what we are to exactly gain from it. Surely....knock and it shall be opened....it not a literal
meaning...surely parables are not literal....and if they are not...then mabey the stories of the OT are not literal...mabey the whole book of the OT
is much more then are eyes are seeing....showing us Earthly transformations into a higher being, existence.
"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)
"And if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know" (1 Cor 8:2 NKJ).
"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).
"leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity" (Heb 6:1 NIV)
"Brothers, I could not address you as spiritual but as worldly-- mere infants in Christ. I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready
for it. Indeed, you are still not ready" (1 Cor 3:1-2 NIV).
"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).
"Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful" (Rev 21:27 NIV).
"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has
and buys that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went
and sold all that he had and bought it" (Matt 13:44-46 NKJ).
“How terrible for you teachers of the Law! You have kept the key that opens the door to the house of knowledge;
you yourselves will not go in, and you stop those who are trying to go in!”
(Luke 11:52 TEV)
"But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!
For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men;
for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.
(Matt 23:13 NKJ)
The OT writer knew the secrets to the Kingdom within. The writer wrote with symbology because the simple mind was not nor could not understand. The
teachings that came out of Egypt held keys to wisdom's, that was the understanding of energy incarnating, death, and the cycles of the soul.
Sacrifices began as symbolic practices to show a transgression of energies….the fat burning by the fire, into thin air. The sacrifices were a human
nature, expressing understanding of transformation. The key of wisdom here has been lost. It was not God who was demanding sacrifices; this was their
cardinal nature expressing what it knew about cycles of life and the karmic law. In many religions blood sacrifices and offerings were made….the
literal meaning of what this practice represented was becoming something it was not meant to be, and many have been mislead. Only a carnal nature will
believe that God, their most divine part of them, needs anything of Earthly nature from them. We can use Earthly things to show understanding of
something, but in the end, the understanding of the mind is what matters. Scribes tried to later add and translate the meaning of the mystical
teachings, in result, the practice of taking the writings as literal caused people to stop looking for the deeper teaching about transfiguring the
soul from the Earthly body. People would rather think they don’t have to pick up the cross….Jesus gave us an example….that it can be done…and
there is very good reasons to make it happen.
If we were supposed to cling so close to written scriptures within books….then why would we be taught to let go of Earthly things, think with a
inner eye to gain the light, to save up within us the things that can not be destroyed?
Nature shows us all about the karmic law of cause and effect. Nature also shows us, things return to where they come from. All the tools we ever
needed have been here this whole time. Picking up your own cross is what Jesus showed us to do. The story of Jesus was meant to show again, the
transformation from Earthly nature to Spiritual nature. It is a part of our path far beyond this sphere and our being is no mistake of any sort.
We are told to judge a tree by the fruit it bears…we are to do this with all people, even the ones we see as authors of any scriptures. We must look
at the fruit of the people in the stories to see if the nature of that tree is of the carnal mind or the spiritual mind….this shows us if their
wisdom's were of God (Holiness) or the ruler of flesh (carnal mind).
The only way to stop the karmic cycle, the law that is ruled by an eye for an eye...is to finally pick up your cross and walk the walk.
The symbology in the OT that speaks of building Earthly Temples shows how our Earthly bodies are needed for the transformation for a Spiritual
Temple….a Kingdom within, the house made without hands.
Mystical teachings was nothing knew in the land...a esoteric teaching of Judaism is the Sefer Yetzirah....
Sefer Yetzirah (Hebrew, "Book of Creation", ספר יצירה) is the title of the earliest extant book on Jewish esotericism.
The Sefer Yetzirah is devoted to speculations concerning God's creation of the world. The ascription of its authorship to the biblical patriarch
Abraham shows the high esteem which it enjoyed for centuries. It may even be said that this work had a greater influence on the development of the
Jewish mind than almost any other book after the completion of the Talmud.
It helps to understand why there was symbology, why the people were sometimes referred to things that are in nature, such as trees, stars, animals,
and planets....why almost all religions use star prophecies and births of a god. Why certain numbers are repetitive in the Bible...such as 3, 7, and
12. It also shows, even back when the Bible was thought to be understood, there were many different understandings.
Just some thoughts....things that make me go hmmmmmmm
I think being born of the fire is a soul being reincarnated. I think the baptism represents when the soul truly needs no more births of the fire. The
dove is ready to ascend. The Phoenix is ready to be born from the ashes.