Originally posted by NewAgeMan
And the idea of Jesus with his wife at his side riding out of Jerusalem, a white suit and temple gold in the back of a one horse carriage, with bells
ringing out, laughing all the way, makes my spirit soar!
Although admittedly speculation on my part, the "temple gold" to which I'm referring (and the white suit), may have been given to Jesus on exiting his
tomb, by the men in dazzling white seen by the women standing near his opened, and empty, tomb..
Jesus Has Risen
24 On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2 They found the stone
rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were wondering about this,
suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 5 In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to
the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6 He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you,
while he was still with you in Galilee: 7 ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be
raised again.’ ” 8 Then they remembered his words.
9 When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others. 10 It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother
of James, and the others with them who told this to the apostles. 11 But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like
nonsense. 12 Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. Bending over, he saw the strips of linen lying by themselves, and he went away, wondering to
himself what had happened.
On the Road to Emmaus
13 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles[a] from Jerusalem. 14 They were talking with each other
about everything that had happened. 15 As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; 16
but they were kept from recognizing him.
17 He asked them, “What are you discussing together as you walk along?”
They stood still, their faces downcast. 18 One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, “Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem who does not know the
things that have happened there in these days?”
19 “What things?” he asked.
“About Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people. 20 The chief priests and
our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him; 21 but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel.
And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place. 22 In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning
23 but didn’t find his body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive. 24 Then some of our companions went
to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see Jesus.”
25 He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Did not the Messiah have to suffer these
things and then enter his glory?” 27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures
28 As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus continued on as if he were going farther. 29 But they urged him strongly, “Stay
with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over.” So he went in to stay with them.
30 When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. 31 Then their eyes were opened and they
recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. 32 They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the
road and opened the Scriptures to us?”
given to him, by these wealthy men in dazzling white, both as a type of reparation for his ordeal (and to perhaps enable to him to "get out of dodge"
never to return again..) and, as a type of "wink and a nod" (and a very big smile), that they fully understood, recognized and appreciated his mission
and his Magnum Opus performed in their midst, a Great Work of the Ages both completed and started anew. They knew. They understood what he was doing,
and through Nicodemus, and perhaps even by Jesus himself, were also initated into the mystery of the divine principal of death and resurrection, both
as a fullfillment of the law and the prophets, and as the fulcrum of an everlasting evolutionary process of growth and increasing joy and happiness in
completion. Friends of Nicodemus and the very wealthy Joseph of Arimathea, the owner of the tomb itself and into whose hands the "dead" body of Jesus
was delivered for burial. And in their glorious white suits, they are participating in the ritual and it's central purpose - taking on for themselves
to glorious role of serving as witness to the event, even as the living aspect of the
of resurrection and the glory and joy of new and everlasting life.
And yet Jesus, from his own perspective, while he may have "seeded" the neccessary thoughts and concerns among these "friends in high places", would
have kept himself in the dark, to a degree, within what scientific experiment calls a "double blind", in faith, and absolute obediance, unto death,
which in this case, was a rather distinct possibility and something that he obviously only narrowly avoided by a thread.
Nothing therefore is diminished, and everything regained, and more, as with Jona (spit back onto the beach) and Job retored (who although he actually
failed his test of faith was nevertheless restored to vitality and prosperity after his ordeal.
In other words, what we have here is the very same Jesus as depected in the Gospels X2, so to speak, because heaven, to BE heaven, must also include
the manifestation of heaven on earth, experienced in fullness (and with great joy), the only difference being that here we actually get to see and
recognize Jesus' triumph and ultimate sacrifice both, while also at the same time secretly knowing, in shared joy and celebration, that true Magi are
so powerful that they can creatively generate in alignment with God's purposes waves of causation AND at the same time realize the harvest from the
returned "ripple effects" of all their activity, or that they never begin a particular ministry without always beginning with the end in mind..
And so indeed the left hand must not be given to know what the right hand is doing.
*** Check out da Vinci's painting in zoomable, high res here at the following link ***
Originally posted by NewAgeMan
The John Gesture
The John Gesture (again) [what does it mean?]
Leonardo da Vinci, "The Last Supper"
Simon Peter said unto him, Lord, whither goest thou? Jesus answered him, Whither I go, thou canst not follow me now; but thou shalt follow me
~ John 13:36, KJV
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there you
may be also.
~ John, 14:3
(trust me, it's worth it!)
And NOTE (although this is just da Vinci's own interpretation and understanding, and secret knowledge..?) the look on the disciple's face to the right
(our right) of the guy doing the "John gesture", and technically the first person on Jesus's left hand - as he stares, gape mouthed and in dismay, if
not outrage - at Jesus' right hand that is reaching for more..
That da Vinci - quite the sense of humor, and it looks like he may have known Jesus better than the church for whom, hidden in his painting is
contained the ultimate "blasphemy" by strict doctrinal standards.
Way to go Jesus! I love you. You ROCK!
Now I can't be the only one (not any more) to get this and laugh out loud with Jesus Christ himself in absolute joy with him and with his joy made
He was, is and will forever remain. In him alone, and by his grace and infinite intelligence, the great gift of eternal life is already ours, as well,
in perfect sympathetic harmony with him in his sacred heart, and Mary who cannot be excluded but yet that said, what is born of the spirit alone lives
Thank you Jesus Christ, for the great gift of eternal life and heaven, as our already-always state of mind and being; you made it possible, wherein
our own sense of mirth and humor (and charm) can at last be restored, and our spirit, revifified! Amen.
I love you Jesus and I just want to know you better - what could possibly be wrong with that?
if you're in dismay, please hang in there with me on this, there's more to follow, and yes I'll admit that the conjecture is running high and the
connections being made rather loose and tenuous. However I'm convinced that the type of historical textual criticism I'm using here holds some
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