Originally posted by 5thElementWisdom
reply to post by EnochWasRight
I agree with the way you think about this. I received a stigmata after I broke a personal promise not to question the lords work. I asked this
question during meditation. "Why is the world the way it is?". I have a psych dissease, I hear voices but this time it was different.
This voice said "NOUS Lukas chapter 20" I had no idea what nous is but i understood the message was a portion of the bible. Basicly the sermon on the
mount, Jesus talks about greed and selfishness. You are 100% correct about this, money $$$$$$ is the mark, a nessary evil that caused his sacrifice
for this sin. I understand why he went into the temple and flipped over the money exchangers tables, the reason for his crucifixion. This is one way
we live that was not his!
NOUS is a term connected with spiritual understanding from God. The Gnostics used that term in relation to Gnosis.
"Nous (British: play /ˈnaʊs/; US: /ˈnuːs/), also called intellect or intelligence, is a philosophical term for the faculty of the human mind
which is described in classical philosophy as necessary for understanding what is true or real, very close in meaning to intuition. It is also often
described as a form of perception which works within the mind ("the mind's eye"), rather than only through the physical senses."
In Luke 20, Jesus was asking if Baptism was from man's tradition or from the Father. Ask yourself what it means to be born again. Compare this to
baptism, which is the immersion of the soul into the water of reality. We look at baptism as only the symbol for newness of life, but this is only
half the story. When he then told the parable of the vineyard workers, he was saying that we are all here working. This is also connected to the
ohter story of the vineyard workers who were paid equal wage for unequal time in the vineyard. Some of us have been here for more than one harvest.
You must be born again. In the end, we are all paid the same wage. The baptism is more of a benefit to us than to God.
The vineyard story in Luke 20 is an analogy of those who do not value what has been entrusted to them. Jesus is the one they killed. Again, this
message is for the Builders (Masons) who are building their own world. They vineyard will be taken from them and given to someone else. The vineyard
is the Earth. Our lease is up. Those who corrupted the Earth will be judged accordingly.
“What then will the owner of the vineyard do to them? 16 He will come and kill those tenants(L) and give the vineyard to others.”
When the people heard this, they said, “God forbid!”
17 Jesus looked directly at them and asked, “Then what is the meaning of that which is written:
“‘The stone the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone’?
The next parable was about the tax collectors and Cesar. Should we pay what they request? Yes. This is their reward. They steal form us and create
a debt in themselves. Our reward is our inheritance. The meek inherit the earth and the new kingdom of God. The vineyard is given to those who are
Next, we find another story that illustrates that the dead rise to new life. Like Job, he was saying that if we know our redeemer, we will yet see
God in our flesh.
23 “Oh, that my words were recorded,
that they were written on a scroll,
24 that they were inscribed with an iron tool on lead,
or engraved in rock forever!
25 I know that my redeemer lives,
and that in the end he will stand on the earth.
26 And after my skin has been destroyed,
yet in my flesh I will see God;
27 I myself will see him
with my own eyes—I, and not another.
How my heart yearns within me!
The Experts in the Law are those who devour others for their own selfishness.
End of Luke 20
Warning Against the Teachers of the Law
45 While all the people were listening, Jesus said to his disciples, 46 “Beware of the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in flowing
robes and love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces and have the most important seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at
banquets.(AG) 47 They devour widows’ houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. These men will be punished most severely.”
If you know what baptism stands for, the "Experts" will be denied by Elijah (John the Baptist)
7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to where he was baptizing, he said to them: “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to
flee from the coming wrath? 8 Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. 9 And do not think you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our
father.’ I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham. 10 The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree
that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.
11 “I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will
baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 12 His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor, gathering his wheat into the
barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”
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