Birth of Jesus

THE BIRTH of JESUS

There seems to be quite alot of speculation as to when Jesus was born. The Christian religion teaches that Jesus was born on December 25th. Messianic Jews tend to favor a date that ties in with one of the fall Feasts, such as the Feast of Trumpets or Feast of Tabernacles. There are also a few spring predictions out there.

Let's start with what Jesus is. Jesus is the seed of God (Luke 8:11) the word of God made flesh. A gardener plants his seed in the early spring. God is called the "husbandman," which means "gardener." Let's assume He planted His spiritual seed into Mary the first day of spring, the March equinox beginning on March 20th, the flesh that would house this spiritual seed taking forty weeks to form, putting the birth on, precisely December 25th.

A December 25th date puts Jesus among the many other gods born on that dayChristna, Mirtha, Horus, Buddah, Beddou, Quetzalcoatl, Hercules, Attis, Tammuz, Osirus, and for some this is troublesome, as it is for me, but most likely for very different reasons. Osiris was an Egyptian god, Egyptians buried with their most valued earthly possessions, which they believe will go with them into the afterlife. Clearly not a concept taught by Jesus. The reason I would not group him with the eastern gods is because they are associated with different disciplines. The east is all about the mind, consciousness, advocating various mind-body disciplines in an attempt to purifiy the mind. Jesus, as seen through his teachings in the Sacred Text of the west, was all about the heart, naming its seven impurities, and providing instruction (encoded in the first book of the Torah) for its purification.

Jesus was the physical manifestation of God's spiritual seed. "In him was life..." The seed is life, which is why he said, "I am the resurrection." Now, back to the gardener's seed. When a seed is planted in the earth it only takes a little rain to restore the life that is in the seed for the seed to germinate, which means to come into existence. It takes very little time for the life that is in the seed, which by definition means something sown, to resurrect once the earth conceives of it. So maybe our focus should be on the conception of God's spiritual seed from within that spiritual earth called the heart, and not on the birth of the physical body that housed the spiritual seed. Using this more advanced spiritual thinking does not limit us to the December 25th date. A spring or fall date is just as pausible, supported by nature as we watch the bulbs bursting out in the beginning of spring and flowering plants return to seed in the fall, sown back into the earth through the power of the rain, where it lays dormant, resurrecting in the spring. The word resurrection comes from the word an-as-tas-is (which has among its definitions) a moral recovery of spiritual truth, which should be our focus, and which symbolizes the beginning of the spiritual birth of Jesus. The spiritual birth of Jesus continues through the spiritual works Jesus spoke of and illustrated while he was on earth. This spiritual birth is celebrated one-time, not perpetually through tradition or custom. Some are attempting to pinpoint the day of his birth through certain celestial events, or through specific Jewish Feasts that coincided with these events. The perpetual Jewish Feasts serve as physical representations of the spiritual events that are to take place within us. The same holds true for the celestial events, the sun, moon, and stars holding important spiritual or symbolic meaning.

It is the Christian religion that is responsible for the way mainstream Christians think about Jesus, and Christmas songs such as "Come let us adore him..." didn't help the situation. When Christians say they believe in Jesus, it is only at a mind level. They adore the physical aspect of God's holy seed. Adoration for the spiritual aspect of Jesus requires us to believe on a heart level through spiritual works, which has nothing to do with proclaiming we love Jesus with our mouth, as Jesus said to the religious peoples of his day, "You come unto me with your mouth, but your heart be far from me." Jesus was well aware that the people were looking to him instead of to the instruction he was providing them with.

Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I SAID, YE ARE GODS? If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came… John 10:34

The word of God is the seed of God. If you have the seed of The God you are a god, every seed after its own kind. If we view God as Father, then having the word makes us a son. Jesus is not God. Jesus is the son or seed of God.

Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God...

The capitaliztion of the word "son" is appropriate as I believe he was the first to complete the process by which one becomes a son, or a god, a process that is encoded in the first book of the Torah. I put Jesus above all the other gods because of the depth of instruction he provided with regard to the salvation of the soul. Jesus saves. Not the man, but what the man symbolizesthe word of God, which comes to those that apply the works that Jesus taught us through his parables and works or actions, all of which hold important spiritual or symbolic meaning.

If I do not the works, believe me not. But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works..." John 10:38

Jesus had no ego. He didn't give a rat's ass if we believe in him, the man. He wants us to "believe the works." This is where we get into the deeper meaning of the word believe, which means to obey; put action to. These are not physical works. They are spiritual works, which have been brilliantly encoded in the creation story and in Jacob's last words to his sons instruction for the end of days. The works are synonymous with the word, the word of God equivalent to the works of creation. One receives the word (the spiritual seed of God) through spiritual works that result in the creation of " a new heaven and a new earth," symbolizing a new mind and a new heart. So let us repent, meaning to think differently with respect to the birth of Jesus. We should rather think about the birth of Jesus in the context of what the birth of Jesus symbolizes, which is the birth of truth.

As for trying to figure out the exact day the spiritual seed of God was literally born of flesh? We can speculate that it took some time for the Magi to arrive once they saw the star in the east. And what they found (Matthew 2:9) was a young child. Clearly, there is not enough information to determine when Jesus was born in the flesh. But there is enough information to determine how the spiritual seed of God is conceived within our own flesh.

"Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not." Jermiah 10:2-4

Now Maccabeus and his company, the Lord guiding them, recovered the temple and the city: But the altars which the heathen had built in the open street, and also the chapels, they pulled down. And having cleansed the temple they made another altar, and striking stones they took fire out of them, and offered a sacrifice after two years, and set forth incense, and lights, and shewbread. When that was done, they fell flat down, and besought the Lord that they might come no more into such troubles; but if they sinned any more against him, that he himself would chasten them with mercy, and that they might not be delivered unto the blasphemous and barbarous nations. Now upon the same day that the strangers profaned the temple, on the very same day it was cleansed again, even the five and twentieth day of the same month, which is Casleu. And they kept the eight days with gladness." 2 Maccabees, Chapter 10, verses 1-6.

Casleu/Chislev/Kislev: Jewish month; (ninth in ecclesiatic year).

December 25th, the day the heathen (strangers) profaned the temple. A heathen is a Gentile; a non-Jew, over whom Paul was appointed. But Jesus tells us that "salvation is of the Jews." Now what do you suppose he meant by that? Some would say that the Jews obtain salvation by keeping the Law of Moses, or by observing the Feasts and Festivals, or both, and I would agree— to a degree. Salvation is a process with many stations stages that are represented in the twelve tribes of Israel or sons of Jacob—"In my Father's house are many mansions."

The temple (profaned by the heathen) symbolizes the heart, in which David tells us resides seven abominations (Proverbs 26:25). Seven impurities, which Jesus names (Matthew 15:19), symbolized by the seven devils cast out of Mary Magdalene. The conception of truth requires a pure heart It is these seven abominations or impurities of the heart that prevent the birth of truth from within the heart. Something to consider every year on the five and twentieth day of December.

 

Written by Sandra L. Butler (Copyright © 12/25/2015)
Author; The Bible Decoded; The Little Book for the Soul
Website: http://www.thebibledecoded.com

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