ANCIENT ALIENS

The following was inspired by History Channel’s “Ancient Aliens” series, providing us with an explanation as to who they were according to the ancient spiritual knowledge given to us in the Holy Bible. Were they ancient aliens or were they divine humans?

WHO WERE THEY?

THEY were humans, possessing the same divinity as the first Adam; the first of his kind, made a spiritual being, made in the image of God, with spiritual abilities and godly intelligence.  THEY reached the highest degree, becoming the finest example of human kind while on this earth. THEY experienced a spiritual creation during their time here on earth, through which they took on the same divine attributes of the first Adam, giving them spiritual abilities and godly intelligence in the afterlife. They became the last Adam with regard to the spiritual energy that existed in their human flesh bodies at the time of their death; a quickening spirit.  Adam, the creation of the seventh day, is not to be confused with the creations of the sixth day; other human-like kinds, varying in beastly appearance, symbolizing the beastly stages in man’s spiritual devolution. The first Adam became a human being through the adding of physical flesh. The last Adam becomes a spiritual being through the removal of spiritual flesh through a spiritual circumcision. THEY are those who overcame that which formed this flesh that cannot be seen, restoring a spiritual energy that cannot be measured, becoming pure spirit with regard to their spiritual essence while still living in their physical flesh body.

WHY DID THEY COME?

THEY desired to come back to the place of their physical existence, where they had received, and applied the spiritual knowledge left by their ancient ancestors, encoded in our sacred texts, ancient writings, encrypted in our ancient ruins, understood by those whose motivations were pure. THEY followed the ancient instruction, completing the spiritual works, receiving the spiritual seed; receiving the highest degree of spiritual life in the spiritual realm— an existence without limitation.  THEY go where they want, when they want, at will.  THEY are time-travelers, having the ability to go forward and backward in time, having power over the physical laws of the third dimension, demonstrated by the second Adam, who walked on water and raised the dead.

WHAT DID THEY LEAVE BEHIND?

THEY left behind spiritual knowledge, the Holy Bible being the source of this knowledge, its mysteries opened up through an understanding of its symbolic code, which has preserved this knowledge for “the end of days.”  Our ancient ruins, through the measures found within their very construction, stand as monuments to this spiritual truth. The number 72 is found in the construction of the Forbidden City, the number 144 in the construction of the Great Pyramid, referring to spiritual measures of the Mind and Heart.  As The Holy Bible has been misinterpreted, so too has the knowledge left behind in the form of symbols engraved on our ancient ruins. It was never about sacrificing human hearts and innocent children, demonstrating a beastly obedience to a carnal interpretation. The spiritual knowledge of God’s Word instructs us to sacrifice the spiritual impurities of our own heart, which are responsible for destroying the pure essence that existed in us as children, impurities that limit us in this life, and in the afterlife.

WHERE DID THEY GO?

THEY went wherever they wanted to go, having no mental or physical limitations, able to move through three states (spirit, glorified, and physical) at will, needing no physical mode of transportation. There are two distinct types of beings in the Holy Bible.  In the story of Abraham, we have three men, appearing and disappearing as if into thin air.  We find this quality or ability in the story of Enoch, who was, and then was not.  They became spiritual beings in the afterlife by removing all spiritual flesh in this life, their mode of transportation being their minds. Then we have Ezekiel, who describes what appears to be a flying object.  And although for some, there is compelling evidence of beings arriving in flying objects, there is no real concrete evidence of such.  We have a choice.  Go the way of science and the mind.  Or go the way of spirituality and the heart.  Being made in the spiritual image of God we have an innate desire to understand and experience the things of the spirit; the things we cannot see.  One can use science to measure sound and vibration, some using the science of sound to experience states of consciousness (an activity of the mind). Mantras and prayers fall under this level of sound and vibration. Then there is a sound that cannot be heard, and a vibration that cannot be felt, taking place at a sub-conscious level (an activity of the heart).  Two distinct paths.  One through the mind.  The other through the heart.  Only one leads back to our spiritual origin of spiritual abilities and godly intelligence.  Only one path removes the invisible flesh that limits us in this life, and will limit us in the afterlife.

WILL THEY RETURN?

For what purpose?  To teach us some great spiritual truth?  THEY already have, demonstrating their spiritual abilities and godly intelligence through their very constructions, astounding the learned minds of our time.  Maybe we should consider that it is not about the ancients returning to us, but about us returning to the ancients; to the ancient instruction THEY left behind for us to follow, encoded in our ancient sacred texts and ancient ruins, through which we ourselves can become the gods we seek to understand; the divine beings the Holy Bible says existed in former ages.  “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, and the scripture cannot be broken; [why] 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?  If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.”  The instruction through which one becomes a god.

Article written by Sandra L. Butler © 2013

THE TWO LINEAGES

OpenBible2The two lineages are the same for the 14 generations from Abraham to David. Then, the Matthew lineage takes us through the kings of Judah, while the Luke lineage goes through another line. But there were never to be kings in the first place. Israel rejected God as ruler over them when they rejected God’s mouthpiece, Samuel, meaning heard of God, demanding a king like the other nations, so God gave them Saul, the first king of Israel. God would later rend the kingdom from Saul and give it to David.  It is after David that the lineages diverge.  The Matthew lineage goes from David to Solomon, and the Luke lineage from David to Nathan, both sons by Bathsheba.

The reign of David is the type-and-shadow of the Messianic reign. The reign of Solomon is the reign of religious Christianity that followed the Messianic reign. Solomon had many strange women, representing the many strange (flesh or carnal minded) doctrines of religious Christianity. The majority of the kings of Judah do evil, with a good king periodically entering in to try to turn things around, but to no avail.

“Judah’s last prophet, told Zedekiah, Judah’s last king, that the people of Judah were to submit to the king of Babylon and serve him seventy years, after which time they would return to the holy city Jerusalem… But Zedekiah would not heed Jeremiah’s advice. He refused to submit to the king of Babylon, which would have saved his life, the life of his people, and Jerusalem. Zedekiah’s eyes were put out, and he was carried into Babylon where he died in prison.  In refusing to admit to our confusion we are left blinded to the truth, bound by our prison of lies, iniquity, or sin, the wages of which is death; death with regard to the full potential of our soul.  We are going into Babylon, whether we go willingly or forced by the circumstances of our reality.”   —THE BIBLE DECODED

It is after they are carried into Babylon that the two lineages come back together for two generations. The first son born after entering Babylon is Salathiel, meaning I have asked God.  This is where we return to a direct communication with God, which takes place when we humble ourselves by admitting we are confused. His son is Zorobabel, meaning, descended of (i.e. from) Babylon.  Then the lineages diverge again until they both return to Joseph. What has led Jews into Babylon and what has led Christians into Babylon are different, so the path or generations back to Joseph will differ.  Both lineages go through Judah; through Pharez, meaning, breach, and therein lies the problem.

“For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came the chief ruler; but the birthright was Joseph’s.” 1 Chronicles 5:1

Judah prevailed above Israel as seen in her first king, Rehoboam, which means “a people has enlarged,” but the birthright was Joseph’s. Both camps, Jews and Christians, the Judah of today, have forfeited their spiritual birthright by skipping over the spiritual works, which has caused this breach or gap. To receive the birthright, they will both have to return to Joseph, as both lineages do. Judas is Greek for Judah, who bought a field with the reward of iniquity.  What is counted as iniquity for the Jews is revealed through the prophet Isaiah (1:13,14).  What is counted as iniquity for the Christians is the doctrine of Paul, the Saul of the New Testament.  The 12 generations (beginning with Salathiel) represent the internal judgment that brings us to christ, which is the anointing of spirit and truth.

“But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.”  John 4:23

The generations should have gone through Jacob’s son, Joseph, not through Judah, which is why both generations go back to Joseph, the father of Jesus through the power of adoption.  All that came in-between; from Judah, the son of Jacob to Jesus, the son of Joseph, shows us our disobedience, and God’s mercy, who gave us David, a man after God’s own heart, who came to turn the heart of the people back to God, but we are a stubborn and stiff-necked people, which was said of the children of Israel, chosen to represent us the people.

Written by Sandra L. Butler © 2003

144,000

OpenBible2We find this number in the book of Revelation; a revelation for mankind, which came from Jesus through John.

And I heard the number of them which were sealed; and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of Israel.” Revelation 7:4

The word sealed means to stamp (with a signet or private mark (for security or preservation), referring to a spiritual security or protection, which the wall symbolizes, the measure of this invisible wall of protection being 144.

” And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.” Revelation 21:17. 

How does man reach this spiritual measure of 144?  By obeying Jesus’ instruction pertaining to the twelve tribes of Israel:

“And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.” Matthew 19:28

The word regeneration means anew; the process of forming again, referring to the forming of a new creation from within, “a new heaven and a new earth,” through which “the first heaven and the first earth” (formed in a darkness we mistook for light; through lies we mistook for truth) passing away through the process.

“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away.” Revelation 21:1

The twelve tribes of Israel are neither lost nor extinct, but existing within us in the form of positive and negative aspects.  We are to judge the negative aspects of the tribes, which is to overcome them. The number twelve represents judgment, as we see in our own judicial system.  Judging the 12 tribes of Israel formulates to 12 x 12, which equals 144, “the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.”  An angel is a messenger. Those that hear, through obedience, the message of the angel of the first 6 churches in the book of Revelation, reach the spiritual measure of 144.  As God’s physical creation was formed through 6 days of works (not to be taken literally), our new spiritual creation is formed through 6 (metaphorical) days of (spiritual) works.  A day is 24 hours, 6 days formulating to 6 x 24, which equals 144. These spiritual works are the works of the spiritual judgment that is to take place within us— the act of overcoming all of our false religious and personal beliefs.

Those that reach the spiritual measure of 144 by executing God’s spiritual judgment upon themselves enter the 1,000-year reign of Christ: 144 + 1,000 = 144,000.

“And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them…  and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years…” Revelation 20:7.  

The reign of Christ begins within the individual when that which constitutes christ, which is spirit and word; love and truth, rules their mind and heart.  These make up the 144,000 mentioned in Chapter Seven of the book of Revelation.  Notice that the tribe of Dan is not listed among the tribes.  That is because the word Dan means judge, and the 144,000 have already judged themselves

Written by Sandra L. Butler © 2008

OLD AGE & NEW AGE BELIEFS

OpenBible2The following is a revelation I received in 2004. Having spent a considerable amount of time on Christian and Spiritual message boards for the past three and a half years, I began to see some parallels between those of old age or mainstream Christianity and those of new age Christianity.  Those of the old age were claiming to be born again and saved. Those of the new age were saying the same thing, but in a different language, claiming they were already spirit and perfect, they just had to remember it, and believe it.  While one group claimed to have the Holy Spirit, which is to say you have the Power of God, the other group claimed they were God.  And both groups showed little respect for the earth, the one waiting to be whisked away in what they call the rapture, escaping the evil literally, the other calling the earth an illusion, escaping its evil through the power of their mind, denying that evil even exists, calling anything negative and destructive, such as disease, an illusion.  After seeing these parallels, I asked before going to sleep one night, “Lord, Why the parallels between these two groups of people?”  I awoke to the words: “It’s the two gold calves the king of Israel set up in Dan and Bethel.  It’s the same image; an old religious belief in a new age wrapping.” 

Wow! I understood the symbolism in the biblical story immediately.  And as time went by, I began to fully understand why it had come about.  For over fifteen hundred years now, the children of God have been humiliated and browbeaten by religion, stripped of their self-worth and self-esteem, stripped of their authentic power, controlled by fear.  Many of these children of God left the religious system in a very down-trodden emotional state, which made them overly susceptible to a belief that would make them feel good about themselves, their hearts eager to take on a belief that would tell them they were okay, that they we were not sinners bound for hell.  It was the perfect time for the arrival of a new belief, one that would tell them what they so desperately wanted, and needed to hear.  This belief helped them change the way they thought about themselves, gently patting them on the back, telling them they were perfect just the way they were.  This belief would also teach them that there was no such thing as evil, and that the world that had hurt them so badly was just an illusion, a dream, so they could set their mind at rest; they could be at peace in their mind.  This childish belief, while serving in part to help the children regain their self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-worth, was causing the children of God to push the boundaries, as children do.  They were taking it too far, impatiently proclaiming a spiritual state that can only be reached through spiritual works that change the heart.

The Church told them they had sin, but in the wrong spirit, and with no truthful word of instruction on how to purify themselves.  When one walks away from a religious belief it is important to understand that the same emotional energy that gave power to the old belief is carried over, transferred to the new belief, which in this case was no different than the old belief, just spoken in a different language.  In both cases, the spiritual works that transform the negative and destructive energy of the heart into positive and constructive or creative energy are not being performed.  These two beliefs are one and the same, one existing at each end of a linear line. Bringing the two ends together through their parallels reveals that they are at the same point or place; in the same state of mind— deluded, their erroneous beliefs powered by what the Bible calls the energy of delusion, providing the mind with a false peace that acts as a wall, separating the follower of such a belief from his own heart, which symbolized by the temple, is where we offer up the spiritual sacrifices that purify our heart.

Written by Sandra L. Butler © 2004

SAVING ISRAEL

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Let’s start with what has not been helping to save Israel for the past twelve years. We find it in the book of Isaiah, who has experienced a vision concerning Judah and Jerusalem.  Judah was the tribe that enlarged, as seen in the meaning of her first king, Rehoboam, meaning a people has enlarged, the ten tribes belonging to Israel dispersed in 722.  Isaiah is speaking to the Judah of Judaism; to the Jews of today.  However, Isaiah is also speaking to the Judah of Christianity; to the Gentiles of today. Judah is associated with the “era of Isaac,” and with its negative connotation, which is mockery; an era that began 2000 years ago when the peoples of religion mocked the one bringing them spiritual truth (Matthew 27:29).  With that in mind, listen to what the Prophet is saying to the Judah of today: “Bring no more oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is INIQUITY, even the solemn meeting.  Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them…”  Isaiah 1:13,14. These carnal traditions, which have been passed down from generation to generation through Judaism and Christianity make a mockery of the Law or Word of God, which is spiritual. Let me explain why these ritualistic religious practices, which one sacrifices his time to perform, are not acceptable to God at this time; why they are now being counted as iniquity instead of righteousness. There are three eras. The “era of Abraham,” which began 4000 years ago.  The “era of Isaac,” which began 2000 years ago, and the “era of Jacob,” which began in the year 2000, correlating with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We are now in the spiritual era of Jacob, when worshipping God through these carnal practices places a death sentence upon the nation of Israel, which the blood in the next verse, symbolizes.

“And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when you make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.”  Isaiah 1:15.  Two thousand years ago, a Rabbi of the tribe of Judah came to teach a higher level of Torah observance, which does not take place through the mind and body; through prayers and ritualistic practices, but through the heart; through spiritual works that purify the heart. But the spiritual teachings were rejected, the unabated evil within the heart of man now giving power to the nation chosen to represent the bondage that comes with allowing this evil to remain in our heart. The internal enemy is giving power to the external enemy. When we reject the spiritual judgment symbolized by the twelve tribes of Israel (Matthew 19:28), through which we are made spiritually free, we bring death to the nation chosen to represent that freedom.  By assigning literal interpretations to the Word of God, and by choosing obedience to the physical works of the law over the spiritual works that fulfil the law, we remain in spiritual bondage, imposing upon ourselves a law under which there will be no mercy, executed by those of the nation that was chosen for that purpose. “Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law? For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by the bondwoman, the other by the freewoman. But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise. Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar. For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. ” Galatians 4:21-25.  The word Jerusalem means founded peaceful.  There is false peace, founded through the power of the mind, which keeps us in bondage.  And there is true peace, founded through the power of the heart, which makes us free.  “Because, even because they have seduced my people, saying, Peace; and there was no peace; and one built up a wall, and, lo, others daubed it with untempered mortar… To wit, the prophets of Israel, which prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and which see visions of peace for her, and there is no peace, saith the Lord God.”  Ezekiel 13:10,16.  The wall symbolizes false peace, built up by those that think they can bring peace to Jerusalem through their prayers and traditions, or through positive affirmations, the untempered mortar that is holding the wall of false peace together, but which the unabated evil (within and without) is bringing down.    “So will I break down the wall ye have daubed with untempered mortar, and bring it down to the ground, so that the foundation thereof shall be discovered, and it shall fall….”  Ezekiel 13:14. Jerusalem is in bondage because of the false peace that is governing the mind, which keeps us from discovering the spiritual bondage of our heart.

The “era of Jacob,” which began with the new millennium, is associated with Zion. The “era of Isaac” is associated with Judah. One leaves the previous era of Isaac, whose negative meaning is mockery, by offering up the spiritual sacrifices of God, through which one keeps the spiritual Law or Word of God— a higher level of Torah observance.  “… Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us his ways, and we will walk in his paths; for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.”  Isaiah 2:3.  All of these carnal religious acts, which require religious people to sacrifice their time to perform, may have been appropriate in the previous era of Isaac, but now are now counted as abominations and iniquity.  Only after they have been performed as spiritual acts will they be counted as righteousness.  “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.  Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion; build thou the walls of Jerusalem. Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offerings: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.”  Psalms 51:17-19.  Only after the spiritual sacrifices of God have been made will God be pleased with the carnal sacrifices made through carnal obedience. Only after the spiritual judgment that takes place within that spiritual Jerusalem called the heart, will there be peace in the physical Jerusalem. Only then will God hear the prayers for the peace of Jerusalem.

“I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord. Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem.  Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together: Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord, unto the testimony of Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the Lord. For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. Peace be within the wall, and prosperity within thy palaces… For my brethren and companion’s sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee... ”  Psalms 122

Many proclaim to love Israel with their mouth.  But how many are willing to prove it through a spiritual judgment of their Heart?

Written by Sandra L. Butler © 2012

BEHEADING of JOHN the BAPTIST

A representation of the spiritual event that was taking place at that time; a transition from worshipping God through the mind and body to worshipping God through the heart. Both were present at the time.  John with his disciples and Jesus with his disciples, and the disciples of John were taking notice.

“Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?”  Matthew 9:14

Jesus answers in parables, using symbolism, speaking of the children of the bridechamber, the bridegroom, the new cloth, the old garment, the new wine, and the old bottles. He is saying that it is not going to be easy for those serving God through their mind and body to accept this new way; the way through the heart. They found the symbolism of his parables hard to understand.  It was God’s spiritual language, which is foreign to the religious ear.  And if they were not able to hear the message in the literal sense, how could they possibly hear it in the spiritual sense, which is to obey it.  It was the new wine, which cannot be put into old bottles lest they burst, referring to the outburst of anger many Christians, who are still holding on to old religious beliefs, display when their beliefs are questioned.  What Jesus was talking about through his parables was the spiritual conception of the spiritual word of God.  But they, as Jesus described them, were children; unskilled and immature, completely satisfied with their old religious practices, to which they had become addicted.  Like a drug, it gave them a feeling of euphoria. It gave them false peace, symbolized by the wall the prophet Ezekiel spoke of, which comes crashing down in difficult times (Ezekiel 13:10-15).  What we have is a time of trouble brewing, and a lot of people that are unskilled and unprepared because they have chosen the physical path over the spiritual path; choosing religious worship over spiritual revitalization and regeneration.

Let us rewind the reel of Jewish history back to Joseph, allegory to Jesus.  Both hated for the words they spoke. Both falsely accused and thrown into prison.  Both taken into Egypt to preserve their lives.  Joseph is in prison, where he comes in contact with the baker and the butler.  Each man has a dream, which Joseph interprets. The baker will be beheaded, but the butler will continue his butlership.  John was beheaded.  Jesus went on to fulfil his mission. But unfortunately, religion prevailed, the spiritual truth, and spiritual path through the heart, buried, symbolized by Joseph’s imprisonment, the return of spiritual truth symbolized by Joseph’s release from prison.  The corn that Joseph gathered into the storehouses for the coming famine symbolizes the spiritual Word of God, spiritual truth that has been preserved through the symbolism of the literal Word of God. It will take a spiritual famine to get those who have chosen the path of religion to hunger for spiritual truth.  “Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:” Amos 8:11.

In the spring of 2010, I was shown that we are in the exact same place we were two thousand years ago, man’s spiritual stagnation over the past fifteen hundred years due to teachings that were diametrically opposed to the spiritual teachings of Jesus, which only those few entering the narrow gate; choosing the path through the heart, understood.  I believe this is the last call to ascend the mount, which the children of Israel were instructed to do on the third day, but declined out of fear, remaining at the foot of the mount worshipping the graven image. The world entered the third day with the new millennium, the graven image symbolizing the false religious image that so many continue to worship out of fear.  These false religious beliefs, like the carnal law, have no power to bring us into perfection.  “If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people received the law) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron?”  Hebrews 7:11.  That will require us to make the transition from serving God through our mind and body to serving God through the power of our heart, which is to worship God “in spirit and in truth,” the words of Jesus.  The power and authority that was once associated with religious customs and practices has been cut off, beheaded!  “Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.”  Isaiah 1:13.

The children of Israel, chosen out of all the nations of the world to teach us about ourselves, received the carnal law because they transgressed the spiritual law.  The ritualistic feasts and festivals served as a tangible pattern for the spiritual, which they would have kept had they reached spiritual maturity by not resisting the Spirit of God, which they illustrated for us by resisting Moses. Their second opportunity came two thousand years ago when the spiritual son, seed, or word, returned to take them out from the bondage of keeping the letter of the law and bring them into the freedom that comes with keeping the law spiritually, through which the carnal law is fulfil.  But the Jews would reject this spiritual knowledge, as would religious Christians, who chose to believe a doctrine diametrically opposed to that of Jesus, choosing to remain in their childish ways, worshipping the beastly religious image as the children of Israel worshipped the gold calf, never ascending the spiritual mount, through which one experiences the spiritual transformation of his heart.  The beheading of John the Baptist takes place within us when we no longer worship God through the power of our mind and body, but through the power of our heart, which is why John said he must decrease, so Jesus could increase.

Written by Sandra L. Butler © 2010

THE TEN VIRGINS

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“Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.”  Matthew 25:1

The kingdom of heaven symbolizes the realm of the mind. It is likened unto ten virgins because the number ten is associated with the mind, which enters a virgin state through its purification.  The quieting of the mind is an eastern practice that aids in the purification of the mind, which is encoded in both the Old and New Testament.  Moses instructs the children of Israel, chosen to represent us the people, to stand still (Exodus 14:13), the word still meaning be silent, quiet self.  In the book of Revelation, we learn that the seventh seal is opened through silence in heaven, which symbolizes the mind. Through silence in the mind the seventh chakra is opened, connecting us to the divine power of the heart.  When we quiet our mind, following Moses’ instruction, we give power to what Moses symbolizes, which is the holy Spirit.  And as the Spirit of God moved upon the waters in the Creation, and upon the waters of the Red Sea, the holy spirit, if not resisted, will move upon the spiritual waters, symbolizing the thoughts of the mind, influencing the thoughts of our mind, causing us to think differently, the deeper spiritual meaning of the word, repentance.  John baptized unto repentance; a baptism that illustrated the purification of the mind, which the ten virgins symbolize.  Jesus gives the instruction through his cleaning of the cup and platter parable, the cup symbolizing the mind.

Israel, like heaven, symbolizes the Mind, which consisted of ten tribes, descending from the first ten sons of Jacob; those born of Leah and the bondmaids, symbolizing flesh and bondage. It is through the judging of these ten tribes that are mind is made pure, preparing the way for the coming of the Lord, as the ten virgins were prepared to meet the bridegroom, and as Esther was prepared to meet the king through a purification process “…for so were the days of their purifications accomplished, to wit, six months with oil of myrrh, and six months with sweet odours…” Esther 2:12.  The oil symbolizes the anointing; the spiritual anointing through which the mind and the heart are made pure.  The word myrrh means distillation, the purification of water, which like the sea, symbolizes the thoughts of our mind.   “Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.” Matthew 25:1.  The kingdom of heaven symbolizes the realm of the mind.  The lamps symbolize the hearts of those that have purified their minds and those that think they have purified their minds. “And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:” Matthew 25:2,3.  This is where we see what separates the wise virgins from the foolish virgins.  The five wise had oil in their lamps, symbolizing the anointing that is within their hearts.  The five foolish virgins represent those that think they have been made pure, but having no oil, being without the anointing, have been deceived.  “But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.” Matthew 25:4.  The five wise are those that have not been deceived by a false doctrine, which would be any doctrine or belief that teaches purification of the mind through any other way than what Jesus taught, which is through the heart by way of the spiritual oil or anointing of the heart.  The mind does not have the power to bring us into the pure spiritual state symbolized by the virgin.  We are not made pure by thinking positive thoughts, or by repeating some mantra.  We can only be made pure through the spiritual anointing or christ power of the heart, the oil that the five foolish are lacking.

“While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept… (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day…” Matthew 25:5.  The bridegroom, symbolizing spiritual truth, has been delayed for more than fifteen hundred years due to religious iniquity; the spiritual veil that has rendered the spiritual mind unconscious, possessed by the spirit of slumber.  “And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt… And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.”   Daniel 12:2,3.   The dust of the earth symbolizes the spiritual inactivity of the heart; the spiritual power of the heart still lying dormant.  But some will awaken out of this dormant state and begin their heart-purification process.  They are the wise, having oil in their lamps.  “And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: … but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.”  Matthew 25:6-9.  Midnight. The twelfth hour, the number twelve representing judgment. Those who are purifying themselves through God’s spiritual judgment (Matthew 19:28) have entered the bedchamber, where the spiritual seed of spiritual truth is being sown.  “And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.”  Matthew 25:10.  Marriage is intercourse; a spiritual intercourse through which the holy seed or word of truth is sown in our heart.  The door of the bedchamber is open to those that are believing, obeying, or putting action to the spiritual works outlined in the churches in the book of Revelation, and closed to those that are not.  “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door…”   Revelation 3:7,8.  The door is open to those who are purifying themselves through the spiritual works of God’s Word.  “Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.”  Matthew 25:11.  These, believing the iniquity they have been taught through the church, think they have purified themselves, but they have climbed up some other way.  The word “know,” or “knew,” is intercourseAdam knew Eve and she conceived.  God’s holy seed cannot and will not pass through the veil of religious iniquity.  “And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.  Matthew 7:23.

Written by Sandra L. Butler © 2008

FAITH: beginning and end

OpenBible2“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1

In the definition of faith, is the beginning of faith (things hoped for, things not seen) and the end of faith (the substance, the evidence).  The beginning of faith is an analogy to the beginning of Creation.  God created heaven and earth in His mind, but there was no substance or evidence of His creation, no actualization, the earth was yet without form.  For God’s thought or idea of creation to become substance or matter would take God’s word, the works that brought His creation into existence.  Faith, like creation, requires works. There are works associated with the beginning of faith and there are works associated with the end of faith. We are given a number of examples of the works associated with the beginning of faith in the book of Hebrews, each one having to do with external salvation, which started with a thought. Noah, believing in his mind that a flood was coming began the works of building an ark.  Just believing something in our mind does not make it a reality.  Christians believe in the Son, which is the beginning of faith. And many still believe Jesus will return, which also falls under the beginning of faith, as there no evidence to support this belief.  They have been taught to have faith in Jesus Christ, and to accept him into their heart as their personal savior, a level of faith that, by itself, has no power, as was spoken by James, “Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.” James 2:26.  As there could be no creation without works, there can be no salvation without works, the two allegorical. As it took works to bring God’s physical creation into existence, it takes works to bring our spiritual creation into existence, through which we receive internal salvation, which is the end of faith, as was spoken by Peter, “Receiving the end of your faitheven the salvation of your souls.” 1 Peter 1:9.

The carnal works of the law, a figure or type-and-shadow of the spiritual works, could not perfect them that did the service, as we see in Hebrews 9:9,10, but which were to be kept until the spiritual works could be completed, until  “the time of reformation,” when we form a new heaven and earth, through which our “first heaven and earth” passes away (Revelation 21:1). “For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled,” Matthew 5:18, referring to this new spiritual heaven and earth.  Jesus said he came not to destroy the law, but to fulfil it, but it is not Jesus the person that fulfils or completes the law, but what Jesus personified, which is the word; the works of creation.  “All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.”  John 1:3.   All things are made by a seed, and the seed is the word of God (Luke 8:11); the works through which the creation was made, which is the end of faith as our works have been completed, made perfect.  To bring our new creation into existence is going to take works, which is synonymous with the son, as is written in the book of John, “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?  If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.  But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works…”  The works of the Father are the works of creation, which is why Jesus, the seed or word of God, was with God in the beginning, through which the physical creation was made. Our spiritual works of creation are found in the beginning and end of the book of Genesis, which means creation. The beginning of Genesis gives us an overview of the creation process, the end of Genesis, where Jacob tells his twelve sons what will befall them in the end of days, providing the details of this creation or salvation process.

Jesus does not care if we believe in him, which falls under the beginning of faith.  He wants us to believe the works, the word believe meaning to obey or put action to. These are the works that perfect our faith, completing it, which is the end of faith. Salvation, like creation, requires works. It took God’s Spirit and word to bring His creation into existence.  It takes faith and works to make our salvation a reality. As there were six days of works in the physical creation of heaven and earth (not to be taken literally), there are six metaphorical days of spiritual works in the creation of our spiritual heaven and earth, through which we receive true salvation.  These works are found in the first six churches in the book of Revelation. The message of the seventh church is for those that have skipped over these six days of works.  What they think they are in their mind is not what they are in their heart, says Jesus.  They are lukewarm, not on fire for God, which they would demonstrate by doing these spiritual works. They have been taught to think that Jesus did the works for them by dying on the cross. They have been taught to think that they have received salvation by believing in Jesus, which is only the beginning of faith.  To reach the end of faith will require them to do the works, which Jesus instructs them to do through the message of the seventh church, saying, “I council thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyeslave, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.”  Revelation 3:18,19.  The word repent means to think differently.  Changing the way they have been taught to think about salvation is the beginning of the spiritual works through which they will receive true salvation… “Receiving the end of your faitheven the salvation of your souls.” 1 Peter 1:9.

Written by Sandra L. Butler © 2000

THE BIRTH OF JESUS

Birth of JesusThere is quite a lot of speculation as to when Jesus was born.  The Christian religion teaches that Jesus was born on December 25th. Messianic Jews 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).  God is called the husbandman,  which means gardener.  A gardener plants his seed in early spring.  Let’s assume God planted His spiritual seed into the physical womb of Mary the first day of spring, the March equinox beginning on March 20th.  The flesh that would house this spiritual seed takes forty weeks to form, putting the birth on precisely December 25th.

A December 25th date puts Jesus among the many other gods believed to be born on this day: Buddha, Krishna (eastern gods), Mithras (Roman god), Quetzalcoatl (Aztec god), Hercules (Greek god), Tammuz (Sumerian god), Horus and Osiris (Egyptian gods). This is where we need to look at the customs and practices of the people that worship these gods. The custom of the Egyptians was to be buried with their most valued earthly possessions, which they believed would go with them into the afterlife.  Certainly not a concept of Jesus, who taught us not to put value on earthly possessionsThe reason we should not group Jesus with the eastern gods is because the practices of the east are mind-body disciplines. Jesus advocated for a heart discipline, which brings us to the Aztecs, who sacrificed human hearts to their gods.  Clearly, not a concept of Jesus, who taught on the spiritual sacrificing of the impurities of the heart.

For the spiritually-minded, the birth of Jesus is not about a literal day, but about a spiritual event– the birth of truth from within the heart.  When seed is planted in the earth, symbolizing the heart, the life in the seed (John 1:4) is regenerated through its conception, which through the process of time brings forth.  Maybe our time would be better spent thinking about the conception and birth or resurrection of God’s spiritual seed from within our heart instead of on the birth of the physical body that housed the spiritual seed, which is why Jesus would not have been born on December 25th, a date that fits the sowing of physical seed, rather than the conception of spiritual seed, which Jesus was.  https://www.ucg.org/the-good-news/biblical-evidence-shows-jesus-christ-wasnt-born-on-dec-25

The word resurrection comes from the word an-as-tas-is, meaning, a moral recovery of spiritual truth.  This is the only birth of Jesus that truly matters. It is the Christian religion that is responsible for the way so many people think about the birth of Jesus.  And religious Christmas songs like, “Come let us adore him…” doesn’t help, taking our mind off of the spiritual and putting it on the physical.  Christians say they believe in Jesus, which is to believe at a mind level. They adore the physical aspect of God’s holy seed.  But adoration for the spiritual aspect of Jesus requires us to believe on a heart level through spiritual works; works that have nothing to do with proclaiming we love Jesus with our mouth, or from within our mind.  Let us think about the birth of Jesus in the context of what his birth symbolizes.  There is not enough information to determine exactly when Jesus was born in the flesh.  But there is enough information to determine how the spiritual seed of God is conceived in our own flesh.

“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 ecclesiastic year), December 25th, the day the heathen profaned the temple.  The word profane means lacking due respect. Understanding that the temple symbolizes the heart is giving it its due respect, the temple cleansed through the removal of its impurities or abominations (Matthew 15:19; Proverbs 26:25).  The birth of truth (Jesus) requires a pure heart (virgin), something to consider every year on the “five and twentieth day” of December.

Written by Sandra L. Butler © 2015

CHRISTMAS TREE PROPHECY

Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen,Christmas Tree 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.”   Jeremiah 10:2-4 

The word heathen means Gentile.  It was 300 years after Christ before the Roman church kept Christmas, and not until the fifth century that it was mandated to be kept throughout the empire as an official festival honoring “Christ.”  However, it is not Christ that is being honored through this tradition, but Paul, upon whose teachings the Roman church was built, which is why Paul is called Apostle to the Gentiles