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 spiritual 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 into 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 man’s spiritual decline.  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 purification 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 false beliefs, the first covenant is fulfilled within us.  Sarah was a Chaldean. She left this 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, which Isaac, the son of Sarah the freewoman, symbolizes, the promise 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

SIGNS in the END TIMES

SIGNS-END TIMESWe are in the end of [the seven] days; in the beginning of the seventh day or seventh-thousandth year since the beginning of the spiritual decline of mankind, symbolized by the fall in the garden.

“But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” 2 Peter 3:8.

The number seven pertains to the spiritual, which coincides with what is the third and final “era of Jacob,” which the world entered with the new millennium. It is important that we understand the message in Jacob’s description of his sons in what is the last, or end of, days.

“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 Quran refers to it as “The Day of Gathering together.”

It is a spiritual or internal gathering of the 12 sons of Jacob or 12 tribes of Israel, which takes place as we judge (overcome) the negative aspects of these sons or tribes from within our own mind and 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

Let’s take a look at the first three unholy spirits or energies, born of Leah, symbolizing flesh. Because this spiritual judgment has not been taking place in mankind, the negative and destructive spirits or energies of what these sons or tribes represent, moves out into the physical where we can see the effects they are having upon mankind.  Leah’s first son is Reuben. The unholy spirit of Reuben is fear, a spiritual truth we find encoded in the story of Reuben, who lay with his father’s concubine, Bilhah, which means terror. The SIGN of this fear or terror was SEPTEMBER 11th, 2001. What follows fear are two more unholy spirits:

“Simeon and Levi are brethren: instruments of cruelty are in their habitations. O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their selfwill they digged down a wall.” Genesis 49:5,6

Simeon and Levi, the unholy spirits of anger and control. They are brethren; kindred spirits. Where there is one, you will find the other. They are the source of every physical addiction, which is being driven by our spiritual bondage or addiction. The soul is not to come unto their “assembly,” referring, outwardly, to the religious assembly, as the church is filled with false beliefs, and as the temple was filled with false images in the days of Josiah. What is sustaining the anger and control that fuels our addictions, are the false images or beliefs we have set up in that spiritual temple called the heart.  It was in the temple that Jesus expressed righteous anger in response to the false images that were set up upon the tables, representing “the fleshy tables of the heart.”  Let us use our anger to do right, directing it toward the false image or belief, which through our sincere desire to overcome, will bring us the truth that destroys them; making us spiritually free. Many choose to accept these false religious beliefs because it gives them a feeling of empowerment, and peace, but it is a false empowerment, and a false peace, the false peace symbolized by the wall that should be brought down, and will be brought down when the reality of what is taking place in the world does not match the religious image they bought into.

“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 morter: Say unto them which daub it with untempered morter, that it shall fall…” Ezekiel 13:10,11.

And if you challenge their beliefs, you will see their anger rise up in an effort to maintain control, which they demonstrate by slaying you metaphorically with hateful words, just as the religious assembly slew Jesus for attempting to bring them a new, yet ancient, spiritual truth— “for in their anger they slew a man.”  It is through their anger and control that “they digged down a wall,” symbolizing the invisible wall of protection they would have entered through spiritual obedience to the spiritual or internal works that Jesus spoke of and demonstrated for us while he was on this earth. We are seeing this anger being unleashed upon our policemen, who serve as our physical wall of protection, a macrocosm of the WORLD-SIGN revealing the spirit of anger and control in the heart of mankind, which is giving power to the “instruments of cruelty;” those used to demonstrate this negative and destructive energy from without, which we have come to know as ISIS.  What do September 11th, 2001 and ISIS have in common? The nation they are associated with. The nation chosen to represent the spiritual bondage of mankind. The carnal interpretations being assigned to both the Holy Bible and the Holy Quran have kept those of Religion from obeying the spiritual laws or works through which they would have been made free of their spiritual bondage, which is why the Religion chosen to represent the bondage state of the soul, is gaining in power, exponentially. But it is not a peaceful power. It is a negative and destructive warring power, whose law will be oppressive, a law without mercy.  As within, as without.

“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 bondmaid, the other by a freewoman…which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants.”  Galatians 4:21, 22, 24. 

Islam and Israel. Two great nations, each serving as a SIGN, revealing the spiritual state of mankind. Ishmael and Isaac, existing without as Muslims and Jews. Existing side-by-side in the holy Land, symbolizing the Heart of man. The on-going war between Palestinians and Jews is the outward expression of the on-going internal war that has yet to be won in the heart of mankind. “From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?” James 4:1, the “members” symbolizing our own mind and heart, the lusts of which are driven by the false beliefs that keep us in spiritual bondage, under the 1st covenant.  Israel and America are inherently linked by what they stand for, which is freedom, the 2nd covenant. They must stand in support of one another to preserve our physical freedom, as they represent the two witnesses that work together within to bring us spiritual freedom. America’s symbol is the eagle, representing the presence of God. Israel’s symbol is the star of David, whose six points represent our six days of spiritual works, through which we are made spiritually free. The country retreat for the President of the United States is called “Camp David,” which is no coincidence. David was a man after God’s own heart, which he became by slaying the Lion and the Bear, the lion symbolizing man’s unholy spirit, the bear symbolizing man’s unrighteous word, man’s word being the sum of his false religious and personal beliefs, which the prophet Jeremiah says will be his burden, which is bondage.  America, “the land of the free,” had to fight against England, whose symbol is the Lion, in order to preserve that freedom. The recent focus on Russia, whose symbol is the Bear, is yet another SIGN.  Having entered the spiritual “era of Jacob” with the new millennium, we must now fight against the spiritual bear by fighting against the unrighteous word of our own heart.  If mankind continues in its spiritual disobedience by refusing to fight this internal bear, the external Land that stands for freedom will become a Land of bondage, which we are already witnessing here in America through the enactment of more and more laws. To stop an oppressive government and religion from ruling us from without, we must stop the oppressive power that is ruling us from within.  Russia stands in support of Syria, another very important SIGN, pointing to the direction we are headed as a people and as nations if we do not get on with slaying the spiritual bear of false beliefs, the Holy Bible providing us with the instruction through which we will be delivered of this oppressive internal, and therefore external power, we are facing in these END TIMES.

“Now Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness whereof he died.  And Joash the king of Israel came down unto him, and wept over his face, and said, O my father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And Elisha said unto him, Take bow and arrows. And he took unto him bow and arrows. And he said to the king of Israel, Put thine hand upon the bow. And he put his hand upon it: and Elisha put his hands upon the king’s hands. And he said, Open the window eastward. And he opened it. Then Elisha said, Shoot. And he shot. And he said, The arrow of the Lord’s deliverance from Syria…” 2 Kings 13:14-17. 

Elisha received “the double portion,” symbolizing the spirit and word of God, the presence of God, the death of which took place within us when we replaced God’s holy spirit and word with an unholy spirit and word, symbolized by the lion and the bear that David slew. To be delivered of our word of false beliefs will require us to follow the instruction of Elisha, which is the resurrection of truth.  “And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band of men; and they cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha: and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood upon his feet.”  2 Kings 13:21. Jesus, symbolizing truth, said, “I am the resurrection.”  It is through the resurrection of truth from within our heart that we receive salvation; being saved from our own word of false beliefs, through which our heart is made clean, our holy spirit restored to the state in which we received it from God. “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.” Psalms 51:10-12.  It is through God’s power that our heart is made clean. But as Joash called upon Elisha, we must call upon the spiritual power of our heart by activating it according to God’s ancient spiritual instruction. These are just a few of the many SIGNS that we have been given in these END TIMES.

Written by Sandra L. Butler © 2015

2012 DECODED

iuO6Y15085“The Hopi and Mayan elders do not prophesy that everything will come to an end. Rather, this is a time of transition from one World Age into another. The message they give concerns our making a choice of how we enter the future ahead. Our moving through with either resistance or acceptance will determine whether the transition will happen with cataclysmic changes or gradual peace and tranquility. The same theme can be found reflected in the prophecies of many other Native American visionaries from Black Elk to Sun Bear…”

In the year 2000 the world made its transition from one biblical era into another.  From the carnal era of Isaac into the spiritual era of Jacob; a transition that was illustrated 2000 years ago when John the Baptist decreased and Jesus the Christ increased. It was to be man’s transition from repentance to perfection through the spiritual works that Jesus spoke of and illustrated for us while he was on this earth.  But mankind has not been performing these spiritual works for the past 2000 years, making little spiritual advancement due to the carnal-minded doctrines of religion, which fail to teach these deeper works.  If man accepts this transition by doing the spiritual works, there will be peace and tranquility. But if he resists, there will be war and destruction, causing much anxiety. 

“The Mayans prophesied that from 1999 we have 13 years to realize the changes in our conscious attitude to stray from the path of self-destruction and instead move onto a path that opens our consciousness to integrate us with all that exists.”  – Joseph Robert Jochmans

The biblical time of transition took place in the year 2000, giving us 12 years to actualize positive change through a spiritual judgment that takes place in the heart, the number 12 representing judgment.  At the end of these twelve years a physical judgment will begin to take place in the earth.  “And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea…  This is the travailing of mother earth, revealing the spiritual travailing that should already be taking place in our spiritual mother— in our heart.  The time of trouble mentioned in the 12th chapter of Daniel, meaning judge of God, is to bring on the spiritual birth in those that have yet to begin this transition.  Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.  And I heard the number of them that were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.” Revelation 7:2-4.  144,000.  The number of days in a Baktun cycle.  But more importantly, it is a spiritual measure reached through the spiritual judgment Jesus spoke of.  “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.  Each tribe has a positive and negative aspect.  We are to judge (overcome) the negative aspects.  The number 12 represents judgment. Judging the 12 tribes formulates to 12 x 12, which equals 144.  “And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits” Rev. 21:17.  Those that complete this spiritual judgment enter a spiritual wall of protection. These have become pure in heart through a spiritual sacrifice, entering what is referred to as the 1,000 year reign of Christ: 144 + 1,000 = 144,000.

What do man’s carnal sacrifices have in common?
The sacrificing of the pure and of the innocent.

In the “era of Abraham” (some 4000 years ago) Abraham was instructed to sacrifice his innocent son. Five hundred years later, the Hebrews would be instructed to sacrifice a lamb without spot or blemish, illustrating what would take place in the “era of Isaac” (some 2000 years ago), when a human lamb, one without spot or blemish (without sin) was sacrificed. Why would God first instruct Abraham to sacrifice his innocent son?  To show us, through the ancient language of biblical symbolism, the spiritual act that has taken place in the heart of man; the son symbolizing the word of God, which is truth; the sacrificing of a spiritual innocence or purity, which according to scripture begins to take place just past the age of four.  In the end, it was not Abraham’s innocent son that was sacrificed, but the ram, symbolizing idolatry, the worshipping of images, which we continue to do as long as we give reverence to the false religious and personal images or beliefs of our heart. The Mayans misinterpreted the ancient spiritual knowledge given them in the way of symbols.  It was not the literal heart that was to be sacrificed, but the spiritual impurities of the heart.  “When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.”  Proverbs 26:25.  “For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:” Matthew 15:19.

I can only hope that over the next 5 years many of us will become still, quieting our mind, entering that spiritual temple called the heart, discovering and sacrificing the false religious and personal beliefs, whose negative and destructive energy is bringing death.  Let us be diligent, setting aside beliefs and disciplines that serve only to bring us an illusion of peace.  Setting aside the things that distract us from the spiritual works that must be performed in order to spiritually prepare us for the dismal prophecies predicted for our future due to our fallen spiritual state.

Written by Sandra L. Butler © 2007

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

THE TEN VIRGINS

Ten Virgins

“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

EAST & WEST

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The Holy Bible contains all the spiritual knowledge we need for the salvation or healing of our soul, combining ancient practices of the east with the ancient instruction found in the Sacred Text of the west.

“And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD…”  Exodus 14:13

The word still means quiet self, be silent, keep (put to) silence.

“And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.”  Revelation 8:1

Silence in heaven is the key to opening the seventh seal. Heaven symbolizes the mind. The seventh seal is the seventh chakra.

“Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.”  Revelation 1:7

If this were about the physical eyes, it would be plural, not singular. This is about “the third eye,” the spiritual eye, through which we gain insight pertaining to the things we cannot see.

The verse is clearly about Jesus, symbolizing truth, which “cometh with clouds;” coming with or through the thoughts of that spiritual heaven called the mind. Truth comes to us through our mind by way of the Spirit.  East and west, Spirit and word.  The Spirit is the power that delivers the word of truth, first to our mind, and then to our heart if we don’t resist it.

“For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” Matthew 24:27

The “lightening” and the “Son of man” share the same symbolic meaning, which is truth.  Jesus was called the Son of man, the son symbolizing the seed or word of truth through which man is spiritually healed. There is mind-level healing and there is heart-level healing.  The two are not the same.  The former is accomplished through the power of the mind, the latter through the power of the heart, which is christ.

The East is associated with the Spirit and the Mind. The Spirit works through mind-body disciplines or practices such as yoga to bring calmness to the mind, and wellness to the body. During the practice, one is encouraged to “trust the breath,” the breath symbolizing the spirit. When the children of Israel journeyed through the wilderness, they were to trust Moses, symbolizing the Spirit of God. But they resisted, forfeiting what comes with the holy spirit working through the mind, which is tranquility.  In stark contrast is the anxiety that is possessing the minds of so many these days, the cause of panic attacks.  So many on anti-anxiety and anti-depression drugs. Clearly, man is resisting the holy spirit, whose deepest purpose is to bring us into the truth regarding the source of this anxiety and depression.

“Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do aways resist the Holy Spirit: as your fathers did, so do ye.” Acts 7:51.

In the eastern practice of yoga, one is often led to put his hands to the third or inner eye, which is associated with higher consciousness or spiritual sight—the meaning behind the mythological Cyclops.  Another example of the spirit working at a mind-level is the eastern practice of Reiki, performed through a technique similar to the laying on of hands for the treatment of physical, emotional, spiritual or mental disease.

It’s when we combine the ancient practices of the east with the ancient instruction found in the Sacred Text of the west, that we activate the ultimate healing power called christ.  When meditation is performed following the ancient instruction of the Holy Bible, the 7th chakra is opened, through which the deepest level of the soul is healed.  The Spirit, activated or manipulated through ancient practices of the east, while evoking a response that can heal mind and body, cannot, by itself, heal the sub-conscious, which is the heart— the deepest and most important aspect of the soul.  To heal the heart requires us to follow the ancient instruction of the Sacred Text of the west.  The Spirit, in conjunction with the works of the Word, has the power to heal us mentally, emotionally, and physically, which is salvation of the soul.  Moses, in conjunction with Aaron, led the children of Israel out of the bondage of Egypt, symbolizing the addiction of The World.  Physical bondage or addiction is of the mind and body.  But the source that drives it is the spiritual bondage of the heart.  To be delivered of our spiritual bondage requires what Jesus calls the regeneration.

“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 the act or process of re-forming. As Spirit and word formed the physical heaven and earth, spirit and word are needed to form our new spiritual heaven and earth.  The word is the works of creation, which Jesus instructs us to believe, which means to obey or put action to.  Those that are in the process of the regeneration are metaphorically sitting upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel, which are the works that brings of their new creation into existence.

Judgment is symbolized in scripture by fire.

“I counsel 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 eyesalve, that thou mayest see.”  Revelation 3:18

Perhaps you have heard new age teachers talking about the “violet flame,” their understanding of which will be limited to the source through which they received it, through the Spirit, which makes it an incomplete truth. To receive complete truth on these spiritual matters will require us to incorporate the Word. The gold tried in the fire symbolizes the purity that comes through the judgment.  A “flame” is part of the fire. The seven colors associated with the twelve tribes of Israel or twelve sons of Jacob are the seven colors of the rainbow. And what do we find at the end of the rainbow; upon the conclusion of our spiritual judgment?  Gold, symbolizing purity. The color “violet” is associated with Naphtali, a son of Rachel’s bondmaid, symbolizing bondage.  This is where we make the transition from seeing the bondage of our mind to seeing the bondage of our heart. This is where we make the transition from the kingdom of heaven, symbolizing the realm of the mind to the kingdom of God, symbolizing the realm of the Heart- the throne of that healing power called christ.

It is time to incorporate the Word, which provides us with the ancient instruction through which we are made holy.  It is time to bring a deeper meaning to the many religious ceremonies and celebrations through the Word.  Let’s look at the eastern festival called Holi, also known as the “Festival of Love,” the “Festival of Colors,” or the “Festival of Spring.”  It celebrates the eternal and divine love of Krishna, and signifies the triumph of good over the evil.

The east is associated with the Spirit of God, which is Love. However, it is through the spiritual works encoded in the Sacred Text of the west, which the colors represent, that we reach Love, which is why Jesus said, you can’t come unto the Father except by me, which is to say, you can’t come to Love except through truth, which being the word of God, is the spiritual works or instruction through which we are made holy, triumphing over evil. East and West.  Spirit and Word.  Love and Truth.  Christ. The spiritual anointing through which we are healed on a soul-level.

Christianity, the religion of the west, is not the source for the Word of God.

Paul the Liar

Written by Sandra L. Butler © 2001