Originally posted by Seagurt
reply to post by EnochWasRight
Thank you for the post, very insightful indeed. Sometimes simplicity is the most effective.
Eastern ideology seems to embrace the "beginners mind" more than the West.
Truly, all religion is Eastern. If you read the Bible carefully, especially Job and Isaiah, reincarnation is a veiled mystery that comes out in many
places. The very fact that Jesus said, "You must be born again" is huge. Isaiah says this:
19 But your dead will live, Lord;
their bodies will rise—
let those who dwell in the dust
wake up and shout for joy—
your dew is like the dew of the morning;
the earth will give birth to her dead.
20 Go, my people, enter your rooms
and shut the doors behind you;
hide yourselves for a little while
until his wrath has passed by.
Satan said this in Job:
3 Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears
God and shuns evil. And he still maintains his integrity, though you incited me against him to ruin him without any reason.”
4 “Skin for skin!” Satan replied.
Most people don't pay close enough attention to the linguistics as symbolism. What did he mean by Skin for Skin? Satan is a snake. What does a
snake do with it's skin? It sheds it for another. He was simply saying that Job's children would be back and God knew it.
The after life is literally, Life after death. The vehicle will change. Our location and time line will change. The soul remains the same as it
rises to new life.
For me, there are five baptisms to endure here on Earth before we are finished with this reality. Earth (Matter), Air (Breath / Language /
Information), Water (Baptism - Immersion into the water of life), Fire (trials - hardship - refiner's fire) and Spirit. Spirit is the prize. Water
puts out fire. The secret to getting to the final baptism of spirit is to overcome the others. Air and Water overcome the Earth and Fire. Air is
the Word and Water cleanses the temple after the sacrifice. The temple is the body and soul. The Bible and other sources outline these baptisms.
Matthew 3 outlines three of the five. Genesis outlines the other two.