ON LOVE; PART MCCCXXI
FIRST IS THE GREAT COMMANDMENTS: “The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these” (Mark 12:29-31).
WHAT THEN IS LOVE? In a general sense love is benevolence, good will; that disposition of heart which inclines men to think favorably of their fellow men, and to do them good. In a theological sense, it includes supreme love to God, and universal good will to men. While this IS from an older definition of Charity, which IS rendered in the King James Bible from the same Greek word agape which IS generally rendered as Love, we should amend our own definition here to include the idea that in the reality of Love a man will accord to ALL men ALL things that he would accord to himself and to say that Love IS our thoughts and attitude of the equality of ALL men regardless of their outward nature or appearance…that ALL ARE equally children of Our One God.
PLUS THE EVER IMPORTANT AND HIGH IDEAL TAUGHT TO US BY THE CHRIST: “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them” (Matthew 7:12).
We ended our last essay with a combination of sayings from the Master and His apostles that show us rather clearly that it IS keeping His words, being “doers of the word” as the Apostle James frames this, that IS the True KEY to True salvation. We should try to see here how that if we better understood the role of being ‘saved‘, the role of salvation, we could then more easily break free of the doctrinal ideas that have been etched into the Christian mind through an indoctrination that begins as an infant and continues ad infinitum, or so long as one’s attention IS placed upon the object of that indoctrination. Men ARE indoctrinated in many ways and into many subjects and perhaps a clearer path to understanding this IS to realize that aside from the indoctrination that one endures as a child, some form of affinity, carnal to be sure, with a particular subject IS required for its continuation. The opposite IS True for those who reject a particular subject’s premises or for those who have NO affinity for a particular subject at ALL. It IS a difficult enterprise to deflect one’s own thoughts and ideas that have been fermented over long periods of time and here perhaps we can see the role of the progression of time as new ideas come to bear upon civilizations as a whole. Most every new generation brings forth its own sense of reality which helps to forge the thinking of the times and it IS these changes by which the race progresses as a whole. Much of this IS rejected by the church but accepted by those whose thinking IS more esoteric and our entry into this New Age, this Aquarian Age, IS a prime example. The doctrinal church rails against anything that can be affiliated with New Age thinking and this in much the same way as the ancient Jew’s disregarded the messages of the prophets and, of course, the message of the Christ. Such messages were against the common doctrinal understanding as those in authority saw ONLY as a threat to their ways and, as history reveals, the establishment had NO choice but to eventually yield. Many however chose to remain behind the doctrinal wall because of the strength of their own indoctrination. This dynamic IS NOT limited to religion however; rather it stretches across ALL human endeavor be it social, cultural, or scientific and a notable current event that fits this scenario IS today’s ‘debate’ on climate change. The forces as play here seem to be a rich combination of religious ideas, social realities and disputed scientific determinations that seem to have paralyzed much of the corrective effort based mostly in fears that a way of Life will change. We should understand here that it IS the thinking of the later generations that will force the necessary changes and this against the will of those whose indoctrination into the status quo will fade as they lose their power to the new wave of thought. It IS this new wave that will overcome and here we should try to see the reality of a New Age rather than the doctrinally created ideas based in the establishment’s fear of change. We should understand here as well that there IS NO strict dividing line between these ages but rather the steady progression of time as our planet and its civilizations pass continually through the ever changing Cosmic influences that ARE the deeper Truths which ARE mocked by the common ideas of astrology.
Biblical references to astrological ideas are spread across the Old Testament and one in particular IS in the voice of God who says to Job “Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons? Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?” (Job 38:31-33). While doctrines relegate such ideas to the seasonal changes on the Earth which ARE a function of the relationship of the planet to the Sun, the realities embedded in the idea of influences ARE ignored. The Pleiades IS a cluster of seven stars which has been known as the seven sisters from ancient times; it IS in the constellation of Taurus which IS also the astrological name for the age which covers the time period from 4300 BC to 2150 BC, a period that encompasses the early Genesis story till the time of Abraham. Orion IS another constellation which IS NOT related to the twelve zodiac signs but it IS is a prominent constellation located on the celestial equator and visible throughout the world. It is one of the most conspicuous and recognizable constellations in the night sky***. Mazzaroth IS most likely a reference to the entire zodiac as the lexicon shows us saying that this IS: the 12 signs of the Zodiac and their 36 associated constellations 2a. A more complete idea IS stated as: Mazzaroth is a Biblical Hebrew word (מַזָּרוֹת Mazzārōṯ, LXX Μαζουρωθ, Mazourōth) found in the Book of Job and literally meaning ‘a garland of crowns’. but its context is that of astronomical constellations, and it is often interpreted as a term for the zodiac or the constellations thereof. (Job 38:31-32) ***. Finally there IS Arcturus which IS a red giant star in the Bootis constellation and if we look at the entirety of these verses we should be able to see purpose in their inclusion in the text. The point here IS that we ARE a part of a complex Universe through which we can see some of the effects that planets, suns, and moons have upon our physical natures and environment while we deny the not so visible effects of their radiant emissions and the influences that distant suns can and DO have upon the whole of the Earth upon which we live, the “sweet influences of Pleiades” as the Lord tells Job. We depart from the ancient ideas that ARE based in a lack of science as we KNOW it which IS compounded by superstition as we can employ more scientific ideas that ARE partly the product of indoctrination, to better understand this complexity as we can perhaps begin to see the forces and energies that lie beyond what IS our visible arena of Life. We close this conversation with a recent headline announcing: Mystery particle spotted? Discovery would require physics so weird that nobody has even thought of it and another that announces that Hungarian scientists may have found a fifth force of nature. This IS but the current endpoint in scientific discovery regarding the very nature of our universe. These and other discoveries in various scientific fields should show us that we DO NOT Truly KNOW. Should we apply the ideas of the Master to such pursuits of knowledge, we could perhaps fulfill Jesus spoken Truth saying that “If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:31-32).
There ARE realities that ARE ignored by the church regarding science and there ARE realities that ARE ignored by science regarding such ideas as the Power of the Christ and His apostles that were on display 2000 years ago. And while the church attributes such Power to God and to angels in their doctrinal approach, they miss the more esoteric scientific realities that can be under the control of men. In the healing stories of the New Testament we should be able to see and to understand some of this Power rather than discounting it as have those who have taken authority for the interpretation of ‘miracles’ in disregard of the Master’s words. Our point here IS founded in the reality of a spiritual Power that can unleash changes to our physical environment; it IS such spiritual Power that IS at play in most ALL of the miracle stories of the Old and the New Testaments. The requirement here IS that one KNOW his own self and the measure of his own Power that he can channel through his physical being. In the Old Testament such Power IS always attributed to God and if we look closely at most of the chronicled stories we can see a grave departure from the very Nature of God as He IS said to favor one people over another which idea IS in opposition to there being “no respect of persons with God” (Romans 2:11). We should remember that Old Testament times were both barbarous and superstitious and we should pause to consider stories that attribute such wrath to the Lord as this seeming command to “Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass” (1 Samuel 15:3). Stories such as these place God in the center of a carnal event of disastrous proportion and seeing this as His role makes the reality that “God is no respecter of persons” (Acts 10:34) moot. Through believing that such can be True of God can make Him responsible for such human disasters as have afflicted the world over the centuries and here we should understand that it IS never God that perpetrates such calamity but men, some of whom have taken their spiritual Power and interpreted it into their barbarous and superstitious times. We should remember that these stories ARE written by and written for these same barbarous and superstitious men according to their understanding, an understanding that should have faded away with the advancement of mind over emotion through the many centuries that have passed. While NOT refuting the common understanding of the Old Testament stories, the Master DOES set out to correct such thinking through His own miracles, ALL of which ARE built upon Love and mercy and never retribution or animus.
We have a written record of the use of such spiritual Power by men if we could but trust in Jesus own words that afford such Power to the man who KNOWS. While the church teaches that the apostles could do ‘miracles’ because Jesus authorized them to DO so, the greater reality IS found in the Way that they have learned to channel their own spiritual Power with some measure of success. We see this as Jesus ‘sends out’ the apostles to bring His message of Truth to others and in the course of such they heal many and this because they KNOW that this IS within their Power. We should understand the idea of measure here as there was at least one that they could NOT heal, one that they did NOT have the wherewithal to cure. Here perhaps we should understand the idea of “prayer and fasting” in terms of the apostles themselves, that through such they could garner the measure of Power necessary to the task. This account IS best illustrated by the Apostle Matthew who writes that after the Master heals the man’s son His apostles ask “Why could not we cast him out?“. To this Jesus sets out to explain to them the most basic parameters of Power saying that they could NOT “Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting” (Matthew 17:19, 20-21). We have discussed the dilution of the idea of faith several times over the course of these blog posts and here a reminder can help us to better understand the very nature of man, as a Soul, in this world. Here Jesus uses the phrase “faith as a grain of mustard seed” which IS interpreted by most doctrinal commentators and teachers to be in regard to the size of a “mustard seed” which IS highlighted in another of Jesus’ sayings. The Master tells us in one of His parables regarding the nature of the Kingdom of God that “It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth” (Mark 4:31) and it IS from this that the idea of the size of the “mustard seed” most likely originates. If we should however look past the size factor and see that the Master’s message IS NOT particularly about the size of the seed but rather the very nature of the seed we can perhaps renew our understanding of the Greek words pistis and pisteuo which ARE rendered as faith and believing. Having “faith as a grain of mustard seed“, when understood in regard to the nature of the seed can show us much albeit in parabolic tones that ARE NOT apparent and this likely because Jesus words have NOT been understood in a parabolic way. The ideas of size permeate most ALL discourse on the idea that IS intended in Jesus’ saying which likely causes Vincent to show us this idea of unbelief as: littleness of faith. Hence Rev., Because of your little faith 4. While the idea of little faith DOES show us a view of the Master’s intent, the idea of one’s KNOWING IS missed and this despite the way that the same idea IS conveyed in other sayings which, when studied together, form the unified idea of KNOWING as the paramount factor. The “mustard seed“, regardless of its size, KNOWS that it will be a mustard tree. The idea of a “mustard seed” thinking IS NOT the parameter that we must examine here but rather the idea that the “mustard seed” has NO other choice but to become a tree IS embedded in its reality much the same way as one’s pistis must be such that there IS NO alternative to one’s KNOWING his self and his abilities. It IS here that we come to the next idea using the same parameter which IS shown us as having NO doubt. Jesus tells us that “If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done” (Matthew 21:21). Can we see the relationship built here? Can we see how that while the idea of the “mustard seed” IS missing, the intent IS the same and better explained as KNOWING without doubt; in this we find the certainty provided to the once carnal mind from the spiritual wellspring that IS the Soul.
This same idea IS portrayed quite differently by the Apostle Mark who tells us the Master’s words as “Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them” (Mark 11:22-24). While we DO NOT KNOW that this IS the same occurrence of this theme as we find in Matthew and in Luke, Jesus’ point IS the same. We should note here however that it IS this version of His point that has been taken up by most of the doctrinal church as their KEY to praying and receiving, a receiving that they most always connect with carnal ideas. Here in place of pistis, faith, we have believing which IS from the related Greek word pisteuo; here we also have the idea of having NO doubt which again IS a sense of certainty whose source IS beyond the minds of men. Here we should understand that this certainty IS spiritual and NOT the carnal certainty that may be expressed by the expert in any given worldly sphere. In the world one can be certain of worldly things but in Spirit there IS ONLY the unknown, unknown to the carnal minds of men and, again, it IS this division that we should read into Paul’s words saying “the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be” (Romans 8:7). Despite the clarity of this statement, the line between carnal and spiritual has been blurred by the doctrines of men which attribute purely carnal ideas to God and cause men to see their own hearing from their own carnal mind and emotions as that they ARE hearing from the Lord. The Apostle James shows us a greater reality which IS seldom seen in this same reference saying that “Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom (James 3:13). To properly understand James’ words here we must first understand that there IS NO thing carnal that comes from God; there IS ONLY His grace which IS the spiritual flow of His Presence and that KNOWING that comes according to His words above; His words that qualify such KNOWING as the grace that comes “If ye continue in my word“. Here again we should see the basic incompatibility between the things of the self and the things of God, between things carnal and things spiritual. James shows us that the True Wise man, the man “endued with knowledge” will “shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom” and here the Greek word anastrophē that IS rendered as conversation should be understood to mean manner of life, behavior, conduct 9 as Thayer’s defines this for us. If we can interpret this to say that the man who believes that he hears from the Lord will have a manner of life, behavior, conduct that IS reflective of James continuing words on what IS “wisdom that is from above“, we can then better understand the thoughts and attitudes of ourselves and gain some insight into the claims of others who proclaim that they ARE speaking to and often for the Lord. In this IS more than the reality that Jesus shows us saying “Beware of false prophets” and then “Ye shall know them by their fruits” (Matthew 7:15, 16) which ties His words to prophets and teachers; James words extend this to a view of oneself and, in some measure, others. We should remember that the words rendered from the Greek regarding both James’ picture of that wisdom that “descendeth not from above” as well as that “wisdom that is from above” DO NOT accurately describe the spiritual ideas that ARE behind His words.
In the former list we should see ALL ideas that pertain to the self, to the thoughts and attitudes of men that ARE contrary to the Truth and the Love that the Master teaches us and here a modern example can be seen in the attitudes of church leaders that support a political agenda regardless of its consequences in the lives of others be they immigrants, asylum seekers, or just those whose view of Life differs from their own. In the latter list we have perspectives of Love and an assortment of the components of that Love which, when found in the expressions of men, show that man to be among those that Truly hear from the Lord, and this through one’s own spiritual Presence….one’s own Soul. On the negative side, the side of self interest, we find James’ words saying “if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish” ((James 3:14-15). These ideas ARE rendered here in terms of envy and strife and in other translations in terms of jealousy and selfish ambition but these ARE but some of the effects of the Greek ideas of zelos and eritheia, words which have a more profound meaning in the expressed lives of men. If we could see the idea of zelos in terms of emulation as Vincent 4 shows us and understand this according to the defining ideas of those times which shows us this as: The act of attempting to equal or excel in qualities or actions; rivalry; desire of superiority, attended with effort to attain to it; generally in a good sense, or an attempt to equal or excel others in that which is praise-worthy, without the desire of depressing others. Rom.11. In a bad sense, a striving to equal or do more than others to obtain carnal favors or honors. Val.51 1 , we can have a clearer view of the role of emulation. Both the good sense and the bad sense outlined here from Webster’s 1828 dictionary ARE carnal reactions to an attitude of self as ‘better’ or as the need to be ‘better’ than one’s fellowman and these attitudes have led, directly or indirectly, to most ALL world strife. In strife, which IS the carnal rendering of eritheia in the King James Bible, we see ONLY the carnal part of the idea. The word goes more to factions or the division of men according to arbitrary carnal attitudes which would include race, religion, culture and a broad assortment of other apparent differences within the race of men. We should understand here that while we refer to such ideas in terms of carnal and spiritual, ALL of this IS profoundly carnal. It IS ONLY the desires of men in zelos and eritheia that they believe to be spiritual that can be seen in the glamour of men which IS buttressed by their illusion that tells them that what they ARE hearing IS from the Lord. And while these ideas show us a ‘religious’ reality, these same ideas of wisdom permeate most ALL fields of human endeavor; emulation and factious division ARE become hallmarks of human Life and it IS this that James speaks against as he concludes his thoughts saying “For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work” (James 3:16).
The latter list of that “wisdom that is from above” shows us the realities in the Life of the man who, by his expression, IS hearing from the Lord through the Christ Within, his own Soul. James tells us that “the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy” (James 3:17). We should try to understand here that ALL of James’ factors of Wisdom ARE components of agape, of Love, that is expressed in accord with the Master’s teaching on the second of the Great Commandments and His Golden Rule. In this list there IS the totality of the necessary ideas which allow for a man to Truly “love thy neighbour as thyself” in his expression of agape to the world of men. The Golden Rule, an explanatory for those who DO NOT understand the idea of “love thy neighbour as thyself“, tells us the same thing in clearer terms than offered to the Jews 3500 years ago. Then the primary focus of Moses and the Prophets was to Love the Lord according to the opening ideas of the Ten Commandments which ARE further clarified in the commandments from Deuteronomy, the driver of the times from Moses onward regarding a man’s relationship to the Lord. Interwoven into these commandments from Deuteronomy IS the Second of the Great Commandments and we should understand here that while this IS NOT so pronounced as the commandments centered on Loving the Lord, it IS at the same time NOT hidden. Our problem, our Christian problem to be sure, IS that men DO NOT understand that the spiritual motivations of those days were intended to forge the relationship of man and God before his focus could change to his relationships with his fellowman, a change that IS brought to us with clarity by Jesus. The Jews DID NOT see the value of the latter commandment as they misinterpreted and misapplied the first based in their own carnal interpretations of the idea of Love, carnal interpretations that ARE still the world view today. It IS Jesus attempt to correct this that the Master offers us through the Golden Rule and it IS an amplification and a clarification of Jesus’ intent that James shows us in this list and the Apostle Paul shows us in his listing of “the fruit of the Spirit“. We should try to see here that both of these lists ARE the results of the primary idea that men should keep the commandments that have been offered to the human family through every religion from the beginning and shown to us in terms of our Immanent God in Jesus’ words of our trifecta which clearly sets forth this most basic Truth; we read:
- “If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:31-32).
- “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 7:21).
- “He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me” (John 14:21-24).
There IS a great reality that IS missed by the doctrinal thinker who finds his ‘salvation‘ in the nebulous ideas of faith and believing that ARE interpreted from Paul’s words of affirmation and confession, a reality that IS based in the Great Commandments. These Great Commandments ARE the heart of Truth and the True salvation of men which idea IS also misapplied by the doctrines of men. The first appearance of this idea of salvation occurs in the Book of Genesis where the Patriarch Jacob says “I have waited for thy salvation, O LORD” (Genesis 49:19). The Hebrew word Y@shuw`ah IS rendered as salvation, help, deliverance, health, save, saving, welfare 2a, which ideas ARE much the same as the New Testament renderings of the Greek word soteria and its derivatives. The primary word here IS sozo which IS rendered as saved which idea in the Old Testament is a reference ONLY to ideas of physical saving rather than the spiritual ideas of the New. From sozo comes the word soter, a noun that IS rendered as savior and which refers to Jesus as the Messiah according to the lexicon 2a; after this we have soteria and soterion which represent salvation. Considering sozo as the root word we have defining ideas of: to save, i.e. deliver or protect (literally or figuratively):—heal, preserve, save (self), do well, be (make) whole 9a according to Strong’s. Thayer’s offers us such ideas for sozo as to save, to keep safe and sound, to rescue from danger or destruction according to its historic usage and then shows us some defining ideas as to make well, heal, restore to health; to save and to bring safe forth from 9 before going on to show some of the doctrinal ideas that have been attached to these words. Our point here IS that ALL of these defining ideas ARE related to the here and now and there IS NO reference to the doctrinal move of the intent of sozo to a belief that to be sozo, saved, IS to be ‘going to heaven when you die’. The defining ideas attached to soteria and soterion ARE similar; Strong’s shows us soteria as a: feminine of a derivative of G4990 [soter] as (properly, abstract) noun; rescue or safety (physically or morally):—deliver, health, salvation, save, saving 9a while Thayer’s takes this word directly into the doctrinal ideas that have been attached to this group of words. Soterion, which IS shown by some as soterios, IS a more ‘personal’ word that reflects that which offers soteria; here Strong’s shows us a meaning of: defender or (by implication) defence:—salvation 9a. Again, in ALL of this, the doctrinal application of these words to reflect one’s ability to ‘go to heaven when you die’ IS just that, a doctrinal application and one that IS NOT reflected in any of the defining ideas. When we can see these ideas according to the definitions provided rather that the doctrinal applications we can then see that such salvation IS intended for the here and now and that the right interpretation IS tied to such factors as Repentance and the reality of keeping His words as we read in our trifecta; and, such IS the point in the proper reading of Paul’s words that we have been studying from the eighth chapter of Romans where we read again:
“they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in
hope, Becauseexpectation that the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body” (Romans 8:5:23).
Paul’s words here ARE offered in the spirit of Repentance and of keeping His words, both of which unlock the Way of salvation, NOT so that one will be ‘going to heaven when you die’ but rather that one can enjoy Life here free from the fetters of the bondage of vanity. It IS the Repentant man who IS striving to keep His words, the man that IS “not in the flesh, but in the Spirit“, it IS this man who can realize the Truth that “the Spirit of God dwell in you” according to the Master’s own words from our trifecta. And it IS this man who can better exemplify the realities of Love and Truth that come with the inflow of New Age energies that will eventually move the entirety of the human race to new heights and this either by the force of will or the changing of the times through future generations.
We will continue with our thoughts in the next post.
- 1 Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, 1828 and 1913 from https://1828.mshaffer.com/
- 2a New Testament Hebrew Lexicon on BibleStudyTools.com
- 4 Word Studies in the New Testament; Marvin R Vincent D.D. 2nd edition
- 9 Thayer’s Greek Lexicon on blueletterbible.org
- 9a The New Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible on blueletterbible.org
- *** Wikipedia contributors. “Orion (constellation).” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 17 Nov. 2019. Web. 25 Nov. 2019
- *** Wikipedia contributors. “Mazzaroth.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 12 Aug. 2018. Web. 25 Nov. 2019.
Those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who are showing a new road.
Voltaire, Writer and Philosopher