The 144,000

We 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 protection, which the wall symbolizes. The measure of this invisible wall of protection is 144; a spiritual measure, as it is written, ” 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 one reached the spiritual measure of 144?  By following 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 (within), which requires one to judge the twelve tribes of Israel (within).  The #12 represents judgment.  Judging the 12 tribes of Israel formulates to 12 x 12, which equals 144.  The new creation that is to be formed within us is that of “a new heaven and a new earth,”  symbolizing “a new mind and a new heart©,” our “first heaven and earth” (formed in darkness we mistook for light) passing away through the process (Revelation 21:1).  As God’s physical creation was formed through 6 days of works (not to be taken literally), our spiritual creation is formed through 6 days of spiritual works, which are described to us in the first 6 churches in the beginning of the book of Revelation.   A day is 24 hours. Six days formulates to 6 x 24, which equal 144.  Our spiritual works are the works of the spiritual judgment that is to take place within us— the act of overcoming 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 (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.  This is because the word Dan means judge, and the 144,000 have already judged themselves.  

Written by Sandra L. Butler © 2021

Christianity: The Curse upon America’s Freedom

America was founded upon spiritual principles or truths, our Founding Fathers divinely inspired by The Holy Bible.  

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.

The Declaration of Independence” proclaims as a self-evident truth the First Principle that “all men are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”  

We were all created in the image of God, as it is written, “Let us make man in our image; after our likeness.”  That image is God’s Spirit, and God’s word, truth, which is life, and liberty, as it is written, “And the truth shall make you free.”   Spirit and word/truth; the two-fold power we have all have been endowed with by our Creator, through which we obtain happiness, should we choose to pursue it.   The “Founding Fathers” formed the government of America after the likeness of God.  America is called “the land of the free,” but to continue to be the land of freedom for the World, all the people must be governed by God’s Spirit and be obedient to God’s word, the two divine attributes of the Creator— the image of God, after which America was made.  

Christianity:  the religion derived from Jesus Christ.  Derived: of, or pertaining to. 

The Christian religion was not derived from Jesus Christ. It was not founded upon the teachings of Jesus.  It was founded upon the teachings of Paul.  Apostle Peter wrote the following about Apostle Paul in his letter to Clement: “bad instruction, vain boasting, and other such evils have filled the whole house of this world like some enormous smoke preventing those who dwell in it from seeing the Founder aright.”  Peter goes on to say that Paul is the source of these errors, and that his visions deluded him. (Recognitions of Clement 1.15).  The following is a quote from one of the seven Founders pertaining to this man-made religion:  Christianity is the most perverted system that ever shone on man. …Rogueries, absurdities and untruths were perpetrated upon the teachings of Jesus by a large band of dupes and importers led by Paul, the first great corrupter of the teaching of Jesus.” – Thomas Jefferson.  It was most likely this insight by Jefferson that gave rise to the idea that there needs to be a separation between state and church, which Jesus spoke to, saying, “Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.”  The Founders saw the danger in the mixing of government and religion, symbolized by the iron and clay in the book of Daniel: “they shall not cleave one to another, even as the iron is not mixed with clay” (2:43).  Thomas Jefferson’s wall of separation became part of the First Amendment to the Constitution for our protection, which is what a wall does.  The Founders saw the danger in the two systems being of one should one become corrupt, or both, as they have.  This can only lead down one road— oppression, the opposite of what America stands for— freedom!

Thomas Paine, considered to be a Founding Father by some, said this:  “All this [Paul’s writing] is nothing better than the jargon of a conjurer who picks up phrases he does not understand to confound the credulous people who come to have their fortune told.”   Paine was an atheist.  He did not believe in this God of religion.     

The two divine attributes of the God of Creation are Spirit and word (Genesis 1:2,3).  What Paul taught pertaining to the Spirit of God was a lie, through which he perverted the word of God, which is truth.  The word of God is the works of God— the works of creation— “And God said, Let there be light, and there was light.”  What Paul did by negating the works of the carnal Law was to destroy the pattern or instruction for fulfilling God’s spiritual Law through spiritual works, which is why Jesus said, “I came not to destroy the law, but to fulfil it.”  Jesus taught salvation through spiritual works, which is why he said, “believe the works,” the word believe meaning to obey.  Paul taught that salvation requires one to believe [in] the man, who did the works for them, which is a lie!   Paul, in his forming of Christianity, removed the Spirit of God by removing the Law that governed the Jews, which Paul called “rubbish,” replacing it with his conjured up “Law of Christ” (found only in the Pauline Epistles).  The Spirit of Christianity is not God’s Spirit.  And the word of Christianity is not God’s word.  Christianity is a Curse upon America’s Freedom because what it teaches stands in opposition to what Jesus taught, which are the spiritual principles or truths upon which America was founded.  In destroying these truths, Christianity is giving power to a government that will destroy what America stands for— freedom!   Why We Must Understand America’s Founding Principles (thefederalist.com)

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The Refounding Christianity Project – Part 7

The Resurrection of Truth

 

“And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.” Matthew 24:1,2

Jesus is speaking of the buildings of the temple that were brought down in 70AD, exposing the foundation. But he is also speaking of the destruction of the doctrines of the church, whose foundation of false teachings is being exposed in what is the 7th day.

The Importance of the Son

OpenBible4We need to start by understanding what the son symbolizes.  What is the spiritual meaning of the son?  To understand the spiritual meaning of the son we need to look at how a son is made.  A father, sows his seed, by his energy. The son symbolizes the seed or word of God (Luke 8:11).  All things are made by a seed (John 1:3). God’s physical creation was made by His word (Genesis 1:3). The Holy Bible begins with the creation of a physical heaven and earth and ends with the creation of heaven and earth; a spiritual heaven and earth.  The physical creation was made when God spoke His word, which was God sowing His seed in the earth. Our spiritual creation is made when God’s sows His spiritual seed in our heart. The instruction for this spiritual creation is brilliantly encoded in the beginning and end of the book of Genesis, which means creation; an instruction the children of Israel, chosen to represent us the people failed to comprehend, having eyes that could not see and ears that could not hear.  So God sowed His seed in another mother; in the womb of Mary, her son providing us with the instruction for this spiritual creation through his word.  Jews and Muslims (the seed of Abraham in the literal sense) deny the son.  The fact that Muslims reject the idea of the Creator having a son makes perfect sense because the Holy Quran does not refer to Allah as Father. But it also reveals the carnal mind, which cannot comprehend how something that is spiritual (Allah) could produce something that is physical (Jesus).  Yet, isn’t that the pattern of creation itself; something that is unseen producing something that is seen?  If Muslims believe that Allah is the Creator of the heaven(s) and the earth, they unwittingly agree that Allah has a seed, the son symbolizing the seed by which all things are made.  The New Testament of the Holy Bible does refer to God as Father, and yet many Christians are still denying the Son literally, saying Jesus is God.  The Father is not the Son.  There is one God and one seed of God; Father and Son. The Holy Bible tells us that he that denies the Father and the Son is antichrist, which Jews, Muslims, and Christians are all guilty of in the literal sense, in one way or another.  But we are all antichrist in the spiritual sense as long as we are against christ; against the spiritual power through which we perform the spiritual works that results in our spiritual creation. 

Jesus, the physical manifestation of the son or seed of God states the he does not care if we believe in him, the man. He desires for us to believe the works. The word believe means to obey; put action to.  Christians say they believe in Jesus, but they do not obey the spiritual works that are synonymous with the son (John 10:36-38). Neither do Jews and Muslims.  Jews fail to obey the spiritual works by not observing the spiritual instruction found in the beginning and end of the first book of the Torah.  Muslims fail to perform the spiritual works because the Quran does not provide the instruction for these works. Christians fail to do the obey the spiritual works because they have been taught that Jesus did the works for them, which is a lie. There can be no creation without the son, which is the seed, by which all things are made.  We have already made a creation, but through an unholy seed called the son of perdition. This unholy creation is called “the first heaven and earth,” which is to pass away.  What is to take its place is a holy creation, made through God’s seed or son,  which is called “a new heaven and a new earth”  (Revelation 21:1).  Abraham had two sons.  Ishmael and Isaac.  The son symbolizes both the seed and the word of God, through which the physical heaven and earth was made. Both the Holy Bible and the Holy Quran are considered to be the literal Word of God or Allah. However, the Holy Quran does not contain the instruction for our new spiritual creation as it does not teach on the spiritual meaning of the son.  It only goes as far as to say that Mary had a son, and that like Muhammed, that son was no more than a Prophet.  But now we understand the importance of the son!

Written by Sandra L. Butler © 2016

 

The Revelation of Jesus Christ – Part 4

OpenBible4“And unto the angel of the church in SARDIS write … I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.  Be watchful and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.  Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent… He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life…”   The fifth church.  Jesus came in the fifth; in the beginning of the fifth-thousandth year.  And what he taught was salvation through the power of the Heart.  Jesus’ focus was on the condition and healing of the Heart (Matthew 15:10), as was David’s (Proverbs 26:25; Psalms 51:10,17); a man after God’s own Heart (1 Samuel 13:14).  They have a name when they reach Sardis, which is truth, spiritual truth, through which they have overcome the religious iniquity of the previous churches, receiving a degree of spiritual life.  They are dead, no longer living to the false belief.  Now is the time when they need to be strong so that they can complete their spiritual works, which is to start the process of tearing down their false personal or self beliefs; the things that are ready to die. The “white raiment” they receive by overcoming these false beliefs symbolizes their spiritual wedding garment, which is the evidence that they have been compliant with God’s purification process.  By replacing the false word that has been inscribed upon the tablets of their heart with the word of truth they receive spiritual life, their names written in “the book of life.”

“And unto 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… I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name… hold fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown. Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.”  We are made holy through God’s spirit, and made true through God’s word, which we receive by doing the works of overcoming the false beliefs we accepted in our heart throughout our life.   The key of David is Love, the word David meaning to love; love that has been directed toward truth through our strong desire to obtain truth, which opens the door to our heart, bringing the light of truth that exposes the darkness formed by the many lies we accepted as truth.  The crown” symbolizes the power and authority that comes with receiving the word or seed of truth in that spiritual temple or earth called the heart, through which one becomes “a pillar” of righteousness.  These six churches represent our six days of spiritual works, which result in the creation of “a new heaven and a new earth,” symbolizing “a new mind and a new heart,” through which we enter a new state— “new Jerusalem,” which “cometh down out of heaven,” revealing that it is a spiritual state — a peaceful state obtained through a new truth.

“And unto the angel of the church of LAODICIANS write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; … Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: 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.  

These are at the beginning of the creation process, having six days of works to perform, through which they too will form a new spiritual heaven and earth. What you think you are in the delusion of your mind is not what you are in the reality of your heart, a connection that can only be made by getting in touch with the hidden thoughts of your mind and the hidden emotions of your heart. The gold tried in the fire symbolizes the internal judgment through which the impurities of the heart (Matthew 15:19) are removed, leaving only gold, symbolizing purity.  Through this judgment we become spiritually rich; rich in spirit and in truth. The white raiment symbolizes the spiritual wedding garment, the evidence that one has been compliant with God’s salvation or purification process. The eyesalve is truth, giving us the ability to see our life, which is transformed by following the instruction provided through God’s ancient 12-step healing process.  –THE LITTLE BOOK for the soul

Written by Sandra L. Butler ©2020