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When Seth had lived 105 years, he became the father of Enosh.
Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
hold on... somebodys been messing with my posts!
The nsa computer intends to cypher people for whatever reason. I've completed the cypher awhile ago. the computer is still hooked up to me and I fear it will never turn off.
You may not know this, but there is a group of psychologists and other mental health professionals who are particularly interested in "easing the stress" and protecting your "mental safety." The problem you describe is sometimes just too big for one person to tackle alone. You should consider getting some of the special tricks and techniques these guys have.
Too much is hidden in this world we live in. We all know it is an information war against good and evil. I'm trying to ease the stress of this as much as I can without jeopardizing my mental safety.
Originally posted by CLPrime
reply to post by RevelationsDivad
The church being spoken/written to in Revelation 3:16 is the one at Laodicea. There are two layers of imagery in this verse.
First, Laodicea was located near no natural water supply. Because of this, it had its water from neighbouring places - specifically, Hieropolis to the north and Colossae to the east. Hieropolis provided water from hot springs, while Colossae provided water from regular springs of cold water. By the time this water reached Laodicea and combined, it was lukewarm.
Second, lukewarm water was used by physicians to induce vomiting. Hence the reaction of Jesus to the lukewarm "water" of Laodicea.
Hot and cold are not symbols for good and evil. Both represent a dedicated work for Christ. The problem at Laodicea was they were neither hot nor cold. They were lukewarm, because they are "wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked" (verse 17).
Your explanation seems to have a symbolic parallel in Josephus' Wars of the Jews (Book 7, Chapter 6, Paragraph 3):
Do you suspect a connection?
It is also interesting to note also that shortly after Josephus makes the above remarks, he mentions the town of "Emmaus" (Book 7, Chapter 6, Paragraph 6.) Elsewhere, Josephus says this about Emmaus: "...now Emmaus, if it be interpreted, may be rendered "a warm bath," for therein is a spring of warm water, useful for healing... "Wars of the Jews Book 4, Chapter 1, Paragraph 3.
I suppose that inducing vomiting could be considered a form of "healing". Do you think Josephus' statements may provide the metaphoric background for Luke's Road to Emmaus account and perhaps a connection to Laodicea?