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 GODHEAD

 

Father Son Holy SpiritThe Principles of Creation. The Foundation of Spiritual Truth.

Principle: a basic truth, which applies to both the physical and the spiritual.

Foundation: the basis on which a thing stands, is founded, or is supported.

“In the beginning God created heaven and earth.” Genesis 1:1. To create is to have the idea or concept of something.  Nothing has been made yet. And the earth was without form… ”  To bring heaven and earth into existence would take two things. Spirit and word: And the Spirit of God moved… “And God said…” Genesis 1:2,3.  The Spirit of God is the Energy of God.  The word of God is the seed of God.  “And the parable is this: the seed is the word of God. Luke 8:11. The two divine attributes of the Creator and Creation are symbolized in scripture by the “two witnesses,” and the “two olive trees” or “two olive branches,” which Moses and Aaron, Joshua and Caleb, Elijah and Elisha, and John and Jesus, personified. 

“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness… male and female created he them.” Genesis 1:26,27.  We were physically made after this likeness when our father, sowed his seed, by his energy (male) into our mother (female), as God, sowed His word, by His Spirit (male) into mother earth (female).  We are spiritually made in the image of God when the holy spirit sows the seed or word of truth into our heart.  We see the image of God in the Patriarchs Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, representing the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  ELOHIM, the Hebrew name for God, also reveals God’s image:  EL = God the Father. OH = the Son. IM = the Holy Spirit; the I AM, revealing the Godhead. Some Christians claim there are three persons in the Godhead, others say there is one, proclaiming Jesus is God.  They are both wrong. The truth is, the three are of one, as God, spoke His word, through His Spirit.  And as man, sows his seed, through his energy.   

“In the beginning was the word, and the word was with the God, and a god was the word.”  John 1:1 (Original Greek translation)
“In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the Word was God.”  John 1:1 (King James translation)

“A god was the word” has been changed to “the Word was God,” an error in translation that has Christians calling Jesus God, through which they are unwittingly denying the Son. “The same was in the beginning with God.” John 1:2.  Jesus was with God in the beginning, being the seed through which the physical creation was made.  “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. When seed is sowed in the earth, as truth is sowed in the heart, it does not produce its fruit instantaneously. “Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once?” The words of the Prophet Isaiah, which admonish the teachings that we are saved or born again the moment we accept Jesus into our heart.  This is not the sowing of God’s seed or word into that spiritual earth called the heart.  “Is it not written in your law, I said, ye are gods. If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came… [why] say ye of him, Thou blasphemest because I said, I am the Son of God.?  If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not… thou you believe not me, believe the works…”  John 10:34-38.  Here, Jesus is teaching us that the works are synonymous with the son. The way we bring fruit unto God, becoming a god or son, is through works. Christians who follow the teachings of Paul are unwittingly rejecting the Son by omitting the spiritual works, which the Son finished, and instructed us to finish, saying, believe the worksthe word believe meaning to obey or put action to.  These are the works of a spiritual creation, which as gods, being made in the image of the God, we have the power to bring into existence. 

The word of God is the seed of God.  Having the seed of God makes one a god, not God.  In like manner, if the seed of man is conceived in the womb of the woman, that seed becomes a son or daughter, not the father that sowed it.  Jesus is not God.  Blasphemy is to make oneself equal with God, or God’s power, which Jesus never did.  Jesus never said he was God.  There are two verses used to proclaim that Jesus is God. The first a mistranslation. The second, “I and my Father are one,” John 10:30, a misunderstanding.  Jesus was not saying he was God.  He was saying he and his Father are one with respect to the works of creation, as God’s physical creation is the pattern or instruction for the spiritual creation formed in us through spiritual works. 

“ No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.”  John 1:18.  But Jesus was seen, being the seed or word of God made flesh.  Jesus said he proceeded and came from God.  The seed proceeded from the the Father, sown into the womb of Mary.  “…neither came I of myself, but he sent me” John 8:42.  The seed does not sow itself.  Energy or Spirit is needed to sow the seed, whether it be in the earth, or in the heart.  There are two fathers, two seeds, two energies, and two creations.  The good seed, sowed through holy spirit, is attributed to christ. The evil seed, sowed through unholy spirit, is attributed to antichrist.  “… He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.” 1 John 2:22.  One denies the Father and the Son literally by saying Jesus is God.  One denies the Father and the Son spiritually by omitting the spiritual works that are synonymous with the Son.  Christ is not Jesus’ surname. It’s the spiritual power through which we perform these spiritual or internal works.  If you have not been doing the works because you have been taught that Jesus finished them for you, you are antichrist; against the spiritual power that is needed for your new spiritual creation to come into existence.  “ Ye are of your father the devil… When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”  John 8:44.  Each of us acts as a spiritual father, having sowed spiritual seed through spiritual energy into our spiritual mother.  We have all eaten of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, sowing good and evil seed in that spiritual earth called the heart.  In the process of time, the evil seeds choked out the good seed, as we learn from Jesus’ parables.  The unholy creation that has been formed in us is called “the first heaven and earth,” which passes away upon the formation of our new holy creation through six (metaphorical) days of (spiritual) works.  “ And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and earth were passed away…”  Revelation 21:1.  

The Godhead reveals the principles of creation, the foundation upon which all spiritual truth is built.

Written by Sandra L. Butler © 2000