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

THE TWO COVENANTS

“ For it is written that Abraham had two sons, the one by the bondmaid, 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 Hagar.”   Galatians 4:22-24

Abraham had two sons.  Ishmael and Isaac. The scripture is allegorical; symbolic, the language in which the Holy Bible is written, providing us with spiritual or mystical knowledge, so that we may understand the two states of the soul symbolized by these two sons.

The mother of Ishmael was Hagar, who was an Egyptian. Egypt, where the children of Israel spent 390 years in bondage, symbolizing the spiritual bondage we entered early in life.  Just past the age of four according to the biblical text.  Ishmael was born of Hagar the bondwoman, symbolizes bondage.

“For this Hagar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem, which now is, and is in bondage with her children.” Galatians 4:25

It was at mount Sinai that the children of Israel, chosen to represent us the people, went into bondage by worshipping of the gold calf, symbolizing the false image or belief that brings us into spiritual bondage, which only truth can overturn, freeing us from our bondage.  Jesus, the truth personified, demonstrated this for us when he entered the temple, symbolizing the heart, overturning the tables, symbolizing “the fleshy tables of the heart,” where we have set up these false images or beliefs, which are to be brought down through a spiritual judgment; by following the instruction given us by Jesus, through which truth reigns supreme from within our own heart.

“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 twelve tribes of Israel are the sons of Jacob (Genesis 49:28), which are neither lost or extinct, but existing within.

“And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.”   Genesis 49:1 

The Holy Quran refers to it as “The Day of Gathering Together.”  The “last days” is more accurately called the “end of days.”  There are seven days, and we are in the end of the seven days— in the seventh day; in the beginning of the seventh-thousandth year since the fall in garden, symbolizing the spiritual decline of mankind.

A day is as thousand years (2 Peter 3:8).  In the year 2000, we entered God’s one-time spiritual Sabbath Day, which we are to keep holy through the purification of our heart.  Jacob, through his last words to his sons, reveals what we will encounter as we go through this spiritual judgment, purification, salvation, or healing process.  Our false beliefs, the result of the evil seeds that have been sown in our heart, form our word, which the prophet Jeremiah (23:36) tells us is will be our burden, which is bondage.  In this soul-state, we fall under the first covenant, Ishmael, son of the bondwoman, the two sons or two covenants symbolizing the two states of the soul—  bondage and free.

“For it is written that Abraham had two sons, the one by the bondmaid, 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.”

As God’s word was made flesh (John 1:14), so too has man’s word been made flesh, an invisible or spiritual flesh that has been formed inside of our physical flesh, keeping us in spiritual bondage, which Ishmael, the son of Hagar the bondwoman, symbolizes.   Hagar was an Egyptian.  The word Ishmael means God will hear.   When the children of Israel cried out because of the bondage of Egypt, God heard them.  When we cry out because of the burden or bondage caused by our many false images or beliefs, the first covenant is fulfilled within us.  Sarah was a Chaldean.  She left a land that worshipped images and went to Shechem, meaning to incline (the shoulder to a burden).  When we are inclined to carry our burden, which Jesus demonstrated for us by carrying the cross, we have entered the second covenant.  Through our sincere desire to heal spiritually; on a mental and emotional or soul-level, we discover our word of error, which has kept us in spiritual bondage for all these years.  And with the discovery of our false beliefs, comes the discovery of the unholy spirits associated with them, revealed to us through the sons of Jacob.  It is through our judgment of these false beliefs and unholy spirits, which is the process of overcoming them, that we receive the promise, Isaac, the son of Sarah the freewoman, symbolizing the truth that makes us free, placing us under the second covenant.  Jerusalem, symbolizing the Heart, has been made free of all false beliefs.

“ But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.”  Galatians 4:26 

Written by Sandra L. Butler © 2019

THE 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 preservation.

“And Jacob called the name of the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.”  Genesis 32:30 

It is our spiritual life that is preserved, through which we enter an invisible wall of protection, the measure of which is 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,” symbolizing a new mind and a new heart, 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 christ (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

9/11 DECODED

Twin TowersThe following is a revelation I received over three days following the event. The two towers symbolize the two witnesses in the book of Revelation:

“And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city.” 

The great city, in the literal sense, is New York City.  In the early morning of September 12th 2001, I heard upon waking: “This is the opening of the sixth seal.” 

And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal… there was a great earthquake.”  Revelation 6:12. 

It was a great metaphorical earthquake that took place on September 11th, 2001.  It’s purpose?  To bring down the wall of false peace that is governing the mind of man.  The first in a series of catastrophic events.  At 8:46 am, a commercial jet was hijacked and flown into one of the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. Eighteen minutes later, another commercial jet was hijacked and flown into the second tower. Soon after that, another hijacked jet would be flown into the Pentagon, and at 10 am, a fourth hijacked jet crashed before hitting its target, the Capital, the Heart of our great nation. Thank God this was not accomplished.  In this is our hope!

The North Tower symbolizes the Spirit of God.
The South Tower symbolizes the Word of God.
The Pentagon symbolizes Protection.
The Capital symbolizes the Heart.

The external enemy that brought down the two towers was a radical lunatic fringe, those of the Arab nation, descendants of Ishmael, son of the bondmaid, symbolizing bondage.

“For it is written that Abraham had two sons, the one by the bondmaid, the other by a freewoman.” Galatians 4:22

But what continues to give power to these external enemies are the internal enemies of the mind. Two spiritual enemies, represented in two physical enemies: Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein.  It was a foreign physical nation that terrorized our nation on September 11th, the manifestation of a negative and destructive spiritual nation ruling the mind of man; a terror hidden deep within, keeping us in the bondage; keeping us from being completely free.

“For this Hagar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children.” Galatians 4:25 

Jerusalem is referred to as the Mother, exemplifying protection.  But it is important to note that Abraham had two sons by two mothers: Sarah the freewoman and Hagar the bondwoman.  The physical Jerusalem is far from freedom and peace.  She is in bondage, revealing the spiritual bondage of that spiritual Jerusalem called the heart.  This internal bondage is revealed through Rachel’s bondmaid, Bilhah, which means terror, the external terrorism generated by the terror or fear existing deep within; so deep within the psyche that most of us are still unaware of its existence.  Hagar is mount Sinai, where the children of Israel erected the gold calf, symbolizing the false images or beliefs that cause man to remain in spiritual bondage. These false beliefs are sin, the wages of sin, death, September 11th resulting in 2,997 deaths.

The two towers symbolize the Spirit and Word of God.  But man has chosen to follow his own spirit and word, giving power to their negative and destructive energies, manifesting in the physical through destructive events, wars, and catastrophic events that are increasing in size, intensity, and frequency.  These destructive events are not God’s doing.  They are man’s doing, as spoken by the prophet Jeremiah, “man’s word shall be his burden,” man’s word being the sum of his false beliefs.  It is time to take responsibility for what we are bringing upon ourselves through the power of our own word; through the negative and destructive power of our many false religious and personal beliefs.  Ishmael and Isaac, two brothers, existing without in the nation of Israel, as well as within.  The ongoing physical battle between the Israelis (descendants of Isaac) and the Palestinians (descendants of Ishmael) is a manifestation of the ongoing spiritual battle taking place within us, as was spoken by James, the brother of Jesus:

“From whence come wars and fightings among you? come thy not hence, even of the lusts that war in your members?”  James 4:1

Our members are our own mind and heart.  If we don’t get on with battling the enemy within, there will be more and more laws added without, until we are left with no freedom at all.  The real enemy lies hidden within, and as long as it remains hidden, the battle against evil can never be won, its negative and destructive energy continuing to bring death, destruction, sorrow, pain, and suffering.  The nation of Israel continues to fight for peace.  But there will be no peace in Jerusalem until there is peace in the Heart of man; a peace that comes through the purification of the Heart.

“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…” Ezekiel 13:16 

September 11th, 2001 was only the first in a series of calamities that will bring down the wall of false peace that keeps mankind from entering into his own heart.

“So will I break down the wall that ye have daubed with untempered mortar, and bring it down to the ground, so the foundation thereof shall be discovered, and it shall fall…” Ezekiel 13:14 

The word Jerusalem means founded peaceful.  Will mankind continue to choose the bondage of false peace over the freedom of authentic peace?  What remains of the wall in Jerusalem is called the Wailing Wall, and on 911, a desperate cry for help rang out!  Ishmael, son of the bondwoman, means God will hear.  This is the first covenant, which begins to be fulfilled within when we cry out from our heart in our personal time of trouble to be delivered from our spiritual bondage, the source of our many physical bondages or addictions.  This cry is the beginning of our journey from bondage to freedom; the beginning of our spiritual birth.

“And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered… ”  Daniel 12:1

Written by Sandra L. Butler © 2001

CATASTROPHIC EVENTS

“Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of they wings will I make my refuge, until these calalmities be overpast.” Psalms 57:1

Some would argue that catastrophes are nothing new, that they have been going on since time began. Precisely. Time was the consequence of sin. The wages of sin is death.  Man’s sin is bringing more and more death.

“And God saw the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of the heart was only evil continually.”  Genesis 6:5. 

The wickedness of man is great in the earth because the evilness of man is great in what the earth symbolizes, which is the heart.  What followed was the flood, a story that with slight variations has been passed down in many cultures, making it all the more apparent that it is not about the physical flood, but about what the flood symbolizes, which is the spiritual evil in the heart of man, which is releasing a negative and destructive energy that is manifesting in the form of bigger and more powerful storms, in more powerful earthquakes, and in other mega catastrophic events.

“Thine own wickedness shall correct thee, and thy backslidings shall reprove thee… ” Jeremiah 2:19. 

But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.  After the waters receded, God made a covenant with Noah, with his seed after him, and with every living creature that was with Noah. This covenant was made with Noah because he was righteous. It is man’s righteousness that will ensure his protection. God promised that he would not cut off flesh by the waters of a flood again, and that there would not be a flood to destroy the earth.  The definition of covenant is a binding agreement made by two or more parties. If one party breaks the covenant, the covenant becomes null and void.  Man has broken his covenant with God through unrighteousness.  Noah was saved by the works of building and entering the ark, as man, having entered the spiritual “era of Jacob” will be saved through the works of building a spiritual ark.  In performing these spiritual works, we are able to see our sin, and remove its negative and destructive energy, through which we enter an invisible ark of protection, while doing our part to decrease the negative and destructive energy being released in and upon the earth.  A culminative effort to put our sin in remission by removing our iniquities will lessen the intensity and frequency of these catastrophic events.

Written by Sandra L. Butler © 2001
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NUMBER OF THE BEAST

beast_number“Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is six hundred threescore and six.” Revelation 13:18.

The number is not 666. That number came through the power of the mind. Through knowledge, a number even a child can deduce if he knows that a “score” is equal to twenty. The true number came through the power of the heart. Through understanding that came by way of revelation in 1960. The number 666, assigned to the scripture over millennia, may point to physical things, as the number six pertains to the physical. But the true number has seven digits, the number seven pertaining to the spiritual—the physical event associated with this number revealing the spiritual event that has taken place within the heart of man, giving power to the beast without.

“Six hundred threescore and six.”   Six hundred (600) threescore (60) and (0) six (6): 6006006.  Left to right, or right to left, it is the same number: six million, six thousand, and six, the number of Jews put to death in the Holocaust through the power of the first beast.  Every soul accounted for, never to be forgotten!

Written by Sandra L. Butler © 2000

TWO SACRED TEXTS

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The Holy Bible teaches us that the Son is synonymous with the Word.  Abraham, referred to as Father, had two sons: Ishmael and Isaac.  Ishmael was father to the nation of Islam, and Isaac father to the nation of Israel. The Holy Bible and the Holy Quran—  the Word of God.

The Bible teaches that Ishmael was the son of the bondwoman and Isaac was the son of the freewoman, which are referred to as the two covenants, revealing the two states of the soul— bondage and free.

Two thousand years ago, the world made its transition from the “era of Abraham” to the “era of Isaac,” at which time the people found themselves at a crossroads, taxed to make a choice between the physical path they were on, or the spiritual path that Moses had encouraged their ancestors to take 1500 years earlier.  As their ancestors before them, they chose the physical path, rejecting the spiritual teachings that would put them back on the spiritual path.  Jesus taught on a spiritual kingdom that was to be restored from within.  But the Jews wanted the physical kingdom of Israel to be restored from without.  As their ancestors before them, they chose the bondage of the carnal law, rejecting the spiritual truth, which if obeyed, would have brought them freedom within and without.  In the year 2000, we entered the third and final “era of Jacob,” where we stand at the final crossroads, taxed to make a choice— continue to view the content of our Sacred Texts through the lens of the carnal mind, and remain in bondage.  Or begin to view them with a spiritual mind, following the  instruction through which we are made free.

The Torah of the Tanakh shows us two paths: The book of Genesis gives us an overview of the spiritual path, the book of Exodus detailing the children of Israel’s journey through the wilderness and up the mount, symbolizing man’s spiritual journey and ascension.  But the children of Israel never ascended the mount, leaving the spiritual path in favor of the physical path, choosing the bondage of the carnal law, which was to end at the passing of Moses, which brings us to the end of Deuteronomy, and to the end of the Torah.

The Nevi’im of the Tanakh shows us two paths: It begins with the book of Joshua. With the Passover at Jordan, where the children pass over into the promised land, eating no more of the manna, but of the old corn, symbolizing their transition from carnal law to spiritual truth. Their labor was to battle against the seven inhabitants of the promised land, symbolizing the spiritual battle by which we take possession of a spiritual promised land. But they soon reverted to the physical path by making marriages with the inhabitants of the land, which God had commanded them not to do, reverting to the bondage of the carnal law.  By driving out the spiritual enemies symbolized by the seven nations, we are made free of our spiritual bondage. The book of Judges sets forth the spiritual judgment that would have brought them spiritual freedom.  But they would not hearken to their judges, rejecting the voice of God, which spoke through His anointed one, Samuel.  They chose instead to have a physical king rule over them, becoming like the very nations they were to remain separate from. The Old Testament’s “Kings” and “Chronicles” names these kings and chronicles their acts.  It was King David, anointed by Samuel, that came to turn the heart of the children back to God, putting them back on the spiritual path that their patriarchal fathers, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph, had followed.  But the power and influence of these righteous kings was soon usurped by kings that “walked not in the footsteps of David.”  A king symbolizes a spirit, revealing the righteous and unrighteous spirits working through the mind and heart of man.  Yet God’s hand was outstretched still, sending His prophets, who prophesied of the destruction that would come if they continued in their spiritual disobedience.  But they would not hearken to their prophets, stoning them by their refusal to change, refusing to take the spiritual path by keeping the spiritual law or word of God.

The Holy Qur’an shows us two paths: It establishes quite clearly the error of the children of Israel.  Yet the Qur’an takes its followers down the same physical path, the laws of the Qur’an no different than the laws of the Old Testament.  Muhammad, 570-632, founder of Islam, was said to have experienced a vision of the archangel Gabriel in a cave outside Mecca, whose Arabic meaning reveals its symbolism.  Muhammed pondered questions raised in his mind as he listened to Jews and Christians expound on their religious beliefs in the marketplace.  Proclaimed a prophet by the archangel Gabriel, he continued to receive revelations.  If of a spiritual nature, they would have stood in opposition to the beliefs held by Jews, and by Christians, whose religious beliefs in 610 were far removed from the spiritual doctrine of Jesus, which was buried by 460.  Any spiritual teachings given to Muhammad gave way to physical laws due to the civil unrest that comes with spiritual disobedience; due to what the Qur’an calls “hearts infected with disbelief.”  The Muslim religion, like every religion before it, would follow the physical path.

The children of Israel chose Saul over Samuel, who spoke for God. The Jews chose the carnal law over the spiritual truth that Jesus, who spoke for God, brought them. Christianity was founded upon the carnal-minded doctrine of Paul, which teaches that salvation comes by believing in Jesus, which is contrary to the spiritual teachings of Jesus, which teaches salvation by believing (obeying) the spiritual works that Jesus spoke of and demonstrated. Paul taught that salvation is obtained by accepting the Son.  Believe in Jesus and you’re saved, the doctrine being taught to Christians at the time of Muhammed, whose revelation served as a backlash against the belief that God has a partner with whom He shares His divine attributes.  Jews, Muslims, and Christians, all lack a spiritual understanding of the Son, without which there can be no creation, and therefore, no salvation.

Written by Sandra L. Butler © 2000

EGYPT & THE BIBLE

Could their symbolism be revealing the same spiritual truth?

egypt-bibleWhy did our ancient ancestors, who had no knowledge of this God of the Bible, look to heaven as the source of power they knew intrinsically existed?  Why do their ancient ruins in the earth, through their very construction, reveal the builders preoccupation with the lights of heaven; with the sun, the moon, and the stars?  Was their devotion to the Sun in a way prophetic, predicting man’s future devotion to the Son?  Could Ra, the Egyptian Sun god, and Jesus, the Son of God, be emanating the same spiritual truth?

Look at the Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaten, who did away with the worshipping of many gods, proclaiming there was only one god, the sun god Ra?  And Abraham of the Bible, who left the worshipping of many gods in the land of Ur to worship one God in the land of Canaan.  And Joseph, the favored son of Jacob, dedicated to the worshipping of one God (as Akhenaten before him), who after becoming an Egyptian was given great power, second only to Pharaoh.  And Moses, who after living forty years as an Egyptian was introduced to the God of his fathers, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph, leaving Egypt only to return forty years later to retrieve his brothers (the Hebrews) out of a land that worshipped many gods, and bring them into a new land where they worshipped one God.  And last but not least, Jesus, “the light of the World,” the “Ra” of Judea, who came to bring his brothers (the Jews) out of the bondage of serving many laws, as Moses had brought his brothers out of the bondage of serving many gods. Today, there exists many religious truths.  But there is only one spiritual truth. 

Why did so many important Biblical figures go into Egypt?  Why is Egypt repeatedly interwoven into the stories of the Bible?  The Bible is the Word of God, the source of godly intelligence, of spiritual knowledge.  Egypt is (associated with) the Spirit of God, the source of spiritual abilities, Egypt being the key to unlocking the spiritual truths encoded in the Bible.  I believe they went to Egypt to show us the importance of bringing the Word of God back to Spirit; back to a spiritual interpretation through an understanding of It’s symbolism, the language in which the Bible is written.   

Written by Sandra L. Butler © 2000