rapture-1The rapture is an eschatological theological position held by a few Christians, particularly those of American evangelicalism, consisting of an end-time event when all Christian believers who are alive, along with resurrected believers, will rise in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air.”  The origin of the term extends from Paul the Apostle’s First Epistle to the Thessalonians in the Bible, in which he uses the Greek word harpazo, meaning to snatch away” or “to seize,” and explains that believers in Jesus Christ would be snatched away from earth into the air.  Wikipedia

“Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”  1 Thessalonians 4:17.  Paul teaches a physical return and ascension.  Jesus does not!  Paul was not a witness to the ascension that took place in Galilee.  “And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up: and a cloud received him out of their sight.”  Acts 1:9.  Jesus was taken up out of their sight, meaning, they did not see him taken.  “And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel.”  Acts 1:10.  The two men in white apparel symbolize the two witnesses, who in that day were John the Baptist and Jesus the Christ; the embodiments of God’s Spirit and Word— the “spirit of truth,” which has come to teach us the truth regarding Jesus’ return, which Paul will turn into a lie.  “Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.”  Acts 1:11.  If the men of Galilee were doing right by gazing up into heaven, what need would there have been for the two men to question it?

The two witnesses of God have come to stop the iniquity that will soon spread regarding Jesus’ return, who will come in the same manner as he left, out of their sight— a return not seen through the physical eyes (plural), but through the spiritual eye (singular) the third eye, as it is written, Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him…”  Revelation 1:7.  The clouds [of heaven] symbolize the thoughts [of the mind]Truth comes with or through the thoughts of the mind (by way of the heart) when there is “silence in heaven,” which opens the “seventh seal” (Revelation 8:1) or seventh chakra.  Christians will have to silence their mind of the religious iniquity they have been taught if they want to open/activate this spiritual crown chakra, through which they will see the spiritual Jesus— the spiritual truth of God’s Word.  

“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:”  1 Thessalonians 4:16.  As the men of Galilee did not see the Lord ascend, Christians will not see him descend.   An angel is a messenger.  The voice of the archangel that Paul speaks of, is the truth that speaks to us through the holy spirit when we quiet our mind, bringing messages from our heart to our mind, and back again, illustrated by the angels that ascended and descended upon the ladder in Jacob’s dream, which was set up on earth, symbolizing the heart, and reached into heaven, symbolizing the mind.  The ladder symbolizes the process by which the painful emotions of our heart are transformed, through which we experience a spiritual rapture, referring to an elated (joyful) emotional state. Christians await Jesus’ second coming, which has already taken place.  His first coming was his birth.  His second was when he appeared to his Apostles in Jerusalem.  His third coming is spiritual, coinciding with the third and final spiritual era of Jacob, which began with the new millennium, in which Jesus returns to the individual in the form of truth, returning to that spiritual earth called the heart.

The children of Israel, chosen to represent us the people, were to ascend the mount on the third day at the sound of the shofar (trumpet), but they declined out of fear.  The third day began in the year 2000; the beginning of the third thousandth year (2 Peter 3:8) since the crucifixion of Jesus.  We have all crucified the truth from within our heart through false religious and personal beliefs.  The trumpet that Paul speaks of has already sounded.  The sound of the trumpet means prepare for battle.  The time to overcome our spiritual enemy of false beliefs, resurrecting truth within our heart, is now!

Written by Sandra L. Butler © 2021 


CoronavirusVIRUS: Any of various submicroscopic agents that infect living organisms, often causing disease.   A harmful or destructive influence.

In the year 2000, the world entered the third and final era of Jacob; a time of transition from carnal to spiritual, when that which is spiritual is being manifested in the physical, world-wide. It is imperative that we look for the spiritual cause of the destructive events taking place around us. The virus is the manifestation of man’s iniquity.

Some would say that the virus has been around since time began. Precisely.  Iniquity is sin, and sin brings death.  It was after Eve listened to the serpent, symbolizing iniquity, that time, which is necessary for death to occur, began. Iniquity causes confusion, which is why there is so much confusion with this 21st century virus, which like iniquity, has spread exponentially.  The source of the iniquity that has caused so much confusion, is the Church.  Babylon the Great. The word Babylon means confusion.  “And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.”  Revelation 17:5.  The Catholic Church is referred to as the Mother Church, the harlots being the Christian religions born of her, which is why it is written: “Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4

Those that consider themselves to be God’s people are among the super-spreaders, religion contributing greatly to the cause of the virus, the iniquity of the Christian Religion (founded upon the teachings of Paul, not Jesus,) spreading exponentially, which is now, in what is the spiritual era, the cause of the virus that plagues us.  Another biblical word used to symbolize iniquity, is leaven.  “Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.  Matthew 16:6.  The Pharisees and Sadducees were religious sects within Judaism during the time of Jesus.  Iniquity is not only being spread through Christianity.  It is being spread through Judaism. “Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting. Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.” Isaiah 1:13,14

We are to worship God in spirit and in truth (John 4:24), not through carnal teachings that have us waiting on a physical Jesus, or through carnal acts, which are now counted as iniquity, the spiritual cause of the virus.  Iniquity is lies, which include the lies we speak to ourselves, about ourselves, in our own mind, on a conscious and subconscious level.  We must repent when it comes to our religious and personal beliefs, which is to think differently about what we have been taught, replacing our iniquities with truth.  Until we do, we are counted among the spreaders of this deadly virus.  There must be a drastic change in the way we think, so it should come as no surprise that the Covid-19 variant is called Delta, the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet, the symbol an isosceles triangle (Δ), meaning change.  Omicron is the fifth variant and the fifteenth letter of the Greek alphabet.  Jesus, symbolizing truth, came in the fifth; in the beginning of the fifth thousandth year, and in the fifteenth (in God’s cycle of time), which we see when adding 1+2+3+4+5, which equals fifteen.  Jesus brought us truth, which was soon replaced with iniquity, the source of this iniquity found in the root meaning of Omicron, micron meaning little, or short, the literal description of Saul of Tarsus, whose name was changed to Paul, meaning little, a derivative of the primary verb meaning stop, come to an end.  Paul is the source of the religious iniquity of Christianity.  To stop the virus, we must stop the iniquity.  Iniquity is the spiritual cause.  Truth is the spiritual cure.

Written by Sandra L. Butler © 2021



I was first introduced to New Age Christianity in the beginning of the new millennium, which was no different than mainstream Christianity, a revelation I received in 2004.  It had just been repackaged in order to sell it to the masses. 

What did the two have in common? 
Faith without worksSpirit without the wordEnergy without the seed

One could simply claim to have the Holy Spirit or be Spirit, without any further action. Through the power of the mind, and the gyrating of the body, one could activate spiritual energy, which is spiritual masturbation (onanism); a revelation I received in the mid-seventies. This deceptive spirit, called the “energy of delusion,” was carried over in those that thought they left the dogmas of religion behind.  They may have left the building, but the energy that gave power to the old belief, was simply transferred to the new belief; one that teaches that we are perfect with respect to our spiritual state.  We just have to remember that, having been behind the “veil of forgetfulness, as it was referred to.  In truth, it is not about us remembering that we are perfect, which we are not.  It is about us remembering (via the christ power) what took place in our life that caused us to separate ourselves from the pure spiritual state we knew as little children, moving away from love and light (good) and into fear and darkness (evil), which they have no knowledge of because the New Age doctrine teaches that we are perfect just as we are, and that anything considered bad or negative (such as disease) is just an illusion, not real. 

Interesting fact: the fabric used to make a veil (and I’ve made quite a few) is called illusion. The New Age illusion-doctrine protects the evil by denying it exists, this psychological veil obscuring the evil, an anagram for veil.  Coincidence?  I think not!

Lifting of the veil, the definition of the word revelation: a disclosure of something hidden from the majority of mankind in an era dominated by falsehood. 

The “energy of delusion” that drives the spiritual masturbation taking place in the churches, was carried over in those that thought they left the religious system behind— into what the leaders of mainstream Christianity derogatorily called “new age.”  The energy of delusion took on a new form in New Age Christianity, causing those that got caught up in it, to commit spiritual fornication. Fornication is sexual intercourse.  Spiritual intercourse is communication.  When one buys into the “pleasing to the ear New Age doctrine, and sells it to others, one is committing spiritual fornication.  It feels good, satisfying the ego, but it does not (through its application) result in the conception of holy seed in that spiritual womb called the heart. Those that have bought into one of the many forms of this New Age doctrine or belief, will have to stop resisting the holy spirit; the energy that sows the seed or word of truth within the heart, which is the only way to reach spiritual perfection.  The only way to enter back into a pure spiritual state.  They say they are Spirit with their mouth, yet they resist the holy spirit of their heart, whose divine purpose is to bring the evil that exists in their heart (sub-conscious) up to their mind, into their awareness or consciousness. 

They say “We Are All One,” unaware that the New Age doctrine they believe in, and are advocating for, is giving power to the New Order, which teaches “We Are All Equal.”  There is no hierarchy, no one is lesser or greater than anyone else, and everyone receives the same reward, whether they work for it or not.  All of which is contrary to God’s Word.  Ascension (the process of returning to a pure spiritual state) is a hierarchy: a group of persons or things organized into successive ranks or grades with each level subordinate to the one above.  And if someone puts more effort into the process, he is counted greater (in spiritual measure or stature) than the one that puts in less effort, his spiritual reward, greater.  The New Age doctrine, like Christianity, offers another way to climb up. No works necessary.  Anyone can achieve an ascended or born again state.  You just have to say it with your mouth, remember it with your mind, or actualize it through the manipulation of the energy of your body.   Mind and body.  The Heart doesn’t even enter the equation, which makes this New Age doctrine contrary to the teachings of God’s Word. 

The New Order or World Government is the external vessel for the unholy spirit that is at work in that internal vessel called the mind.  “And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.” 1 John 4:3.  The New Age movement gave birth to the idea that there was no historical Jesus, which is the spirit of antichrist.  Notice it says,  “it” should come, indicating a thing, not a person, which brings us to those that do confess that Christ “is come in the flesh, proclaiming that they are Christ, which Jesus warned us about.  Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.”  Matthew 24:23.  Believe it not, because Christ, which has become synonymous with Jesus, is not a person.  Christ is a healing power.  The spirit of antichrist is playing right into the hands of the New Order.  Why?  Because, if the heart of man were to be healed through christ, known also as the “spirit of truth,” man would be truly empowered, instead of falsely empowered through the “energy of delusion” working through his mind, giving him an illusion of peace, the state of mind the people need to be in for the New Order to complete its objective, which is to control us, and take away our freedom. 

Capitalism is an economic and political system characterized by a free market for goods and services and private control of production and consumption.  Socialism is a social system or theory in which the government owns and controls the means of production (as factories) and distribution of goods.  Liberals believe that socialism is the solution to corporate greed.  They are all for the government stepping in and taking control of the “greedy bastards” of capitalism, as they speak.  They are willing to sacrifice all of their freedoms for the few examples of corporate or monetary greed. Why?  Greed is a heart problem, which cannot be controlled or legislated by government. Greed is a rapacious desire for more than one needs or deserves.  The Government feeds this greed when it hands out more and more money to those that do not work for it,  empowering the spirit of laziness that has settled over the people.  Spiritual greed is a lust for spiritual power.  A power many claim to possess, but have not worked for, deceiving themselves.  If we want to be authentically spiritually empowered, we will have to wake ourselves up, out from under the spirit of slumber that has settled over us, and do the spiritual works of God’s Word.  We will have to move beyond mind-disciplines. Beyond prayers, mantras, affirmations, intentions, visualizations, and the like.  And into a heart-discipline, activating the spiritual power of our heart, through which we perform the spiritual works that make us spiritually free.  Freedom within = freedom without. 

We, through our limiting religious and spiritual beliefs, are unwittingly exchanging the freedom of capitalism for the bondage of socialism.  Socialism grows directly out of capitalism; it is the first form of the new society.  Communism is a further development or higher stage of socialism. The color associated with Socialism and Communism, is red.  Esau is Edom (Genesis 36:8), which means red.  Esau forfeited his birthright for red pottage, which translates to dangerous arrogance.  To claim that we are born again or perfect before we have done the spiritual (mental and emotional) works (via the christ power) that would bring us into this ascended state, is pure arrogance.  The GREAT NEW AGE LIE that has kept so many from overcoming the spiritual bondage of their heart.  Bondage within = bondage without.  

Written by Sandra L. Butler © 2016



“Moreover, thou son of man, take thee one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel his companions: And join them one to another into one stick: and they shall become one in thine hand… Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in my hand… Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them:… I will be their God, and they shall be my people.”  Ezekiel 37:16-19,26,27

It was Judah that prevailed above his brethren (1 Chronicles 5:2), as it was the tribe of Judah that enlarged, seen in Judah’s first king, Rehoboam, meaning a people has enlarged, the tribes of Israel dispersed in 722.  It is not only the tribe of Judah that has enlarged.  It is the religious doctrine of a Gentile Judah.  The first book of Kings reveals that Judah and Israel became as one (1 Kings 22:4); “… take thee one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions…”  This Gentile Israel became Judah by accepting the Pentecostal born again doctrine.  Judah proclaims to have the birthright.  But God’s Word plainly tells us that  “…the birthright was Joseph’s.”  1 Chronicles 5:2

Let’s go back into biblical history and look at the relationship between Judah and Joseph.  It was Judah, and his brothers (who later made up Israel) that threw Joseph in the pit.  It is the Christian religion that has thrown the spiritual teachings of Jesus in a metaphorical pit or prison by accepting the carnal-minded teachings of Paul.  But when the famine waxed sore in the land of Egypt, symbolizing the World, the brothers are forced to go down into Egypt and humble themselves before Joseph, just as Joseph’s dream had predicted (Genesis 37:9,10).  The corn that Joseph stored up during the seven good years symbolizes spiritual truth, which is feeding those that are spiritually hungry. Those that have entered the spiritual famine of which Amos prophesied (8:11).  Fast forward some 2000 years, to the Jews of Judaea (of Judah), and Jesus, the son of Joseph.  Jesus is allegory to Joseph, as we see through their parallels.

Both were hated by their brothers, Joseph by his biological brothers and Jesus by his religious brothers. Both were falsely accused and thrown into prison. Both entered Egypt in order to preserve their lives. And both would bring salvation to the people.”  

 The Bible Decoded; “The Joseph Story”

Judah is companions with the children of Israel; the children symbolizing the unskilled.  Christians, the Gentile Judah, are unskilled in the spiritual Word of God.  Joseph is with all the house of Israel.  The house of Israel are the sons of Jacob, as Jacob was called Israel (Genesis 32:28). The sons of Jacob are the tribes of Israel (Genesis 49:28), the twelve tribes symbolizing the spiritual judgment through which one obtains true salvation (Matthew 19:28).  Christians have accepted a lie when it comes to their salvation, and according to the Prophet Jeremiah, they shall come to know it.  “The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.”  Jeremiah 8:20.  Jeremiah’s prophecies pertaining to Judah.  The stick of Judah is joined to the stick of Joseph when Christians renounce the carnal-minded teachings of Paul, and accept the spiritual teachings of Jesus, which is to eat of the corn.  “I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in my hand…”   

Ephraim, in the literal sense, was the leading tribe of the northern kingdom, which was Israel.  Ephraim means double-fruit.  What we think we are; and what we are.  “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:”   Revelation 3:17.  We become Ephraim when we become aware of this.  Those that thought they were born again and saved, now think differently.   Now they are ready to do the works of the first six churches, which they have unwittingly skipped over, through which they will experience true salvation.  I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire…”   Revelation 3:18.  The fire symbolizes the spiritual judgment, through which the mind and heart are made pure, which the gold symbolizes. Christians have unwittingly chosen religious iniquity over spiritual truth, which they have become quite firm in (the meaning of stick).  But through repentance, which means to think differently, they will become firm in spiritual truth, which the stick of Joseph symbolizes.  This is the joining of the stick of Judah to the stick of Joseph.

Written by Sandra L. Butler © 2015



The importance of Sarah today is in what she symbolizes.  The transition of power that took place two thousand years ago was the type-and-shadow of the transition that is to take place today, illustrated by the beheading of John the Baptist, the beheading symbolizing the decrease of power and authority associated with mind-body disciplines, and the increase of power and authority associated with a heart-discipline.  It is important that we move with this transition by desiring to be spiritually free.

Sarah symbolizes the Heart.  Spiritual freedom can only come through the Heart.  We cannot think, practice, or pray our way to it.  As John prepared the way for the coming of Jesus, quieting the mind prepares the way for the coming of the spiritual Jesus— the word that forms a spiritual creation, the instructions for which are encoded in the symbolism of the creation story.  

The East is associated with the Spirit, and the Mind.  The West is associated with the Word, and the Heart.  If the Spirit (of Elijah/John) were enough, why send the Word (Jesus)?  The Spirit of God is Love, which alone, cannot transform us.  It cannot form us into a new creation.  That will require the word of God, truth, which when sowed in the heart, makes us spiritually free.  “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” 

There is a lot of talk these days of love and consciousness.  Consciousness is the state of being conscious: mentally perceptive or alert.   But attempting to reach deeper levels of consciousness through the power of the mind is futile, because the deeper levels are of the sub-conscious, of the heart, which can only be reached through the power of the heart.  That power is called christ, through which we reach what is being called, “Christ consciousness,”  and what the Bible calls, perfect love.”  If these deeper works were being done by those of us who claim to be God’s people, or claim to be spiritual, the world would not be heading away from what Sarah symbolizes, which is  freedom.  And into what Hagar symbolizes, which is bondage.  This is happening because the power of the mind (mental energy) does not  have the power to retrieve us out of spiritual bondage.  

Abraham had sons by Hagar, Sarah, and Keturah.  Hagar and Keturah were concubines, bondwomen, symbolizing bondage.  Some scholars suggest that Hagar and Keturah were one and the same, and symbolically, this is true.  Hagar represents those of religion, who claim to have the gifts mentioned in scripture.  Keturah represents those who claim to have spiritual gifts, such as psychics, mediums, and empaths, having the ability to predict the future, tap into the spiritual realm, or into the emotional realm of someone else.  None of which can release us from our spiritual bondage.  

“And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac.  But unto the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son…”  Genesis 25:5,6

It was Sarah’s son that received all that the Father had.  Sarah symbolizes the Heart, the son symbolizing truth, which makes us free of  our spiritual bondage.   It is through the power of the heart that we claim all of the Father’s inheritance.  Love and truth.   It is within the heart that we do the spiritual works that are synonymous with the word of God— the spiritual Jesus.  David and Jesus spoke of the unholy condition of man’s heart, and its need for purification.  While many talk about the positive emotion of the Heart.  Few talk about the negative emotion of the Heart; the anger that lies buried deep in our heart, keeping us in spiritual bondage.  We want to talk about the good, which feels good.  But not about the evil, which is uncomfortable.  We do not want to see it or admit to it, resisting the holy spirit that brings it to the surface, into the light of truth, so that we may be made free of it.   In fearing to confront the evil within, we are rejecting the Word of God, which says, “resist not evil,” giving power to the evil without!  Hagar and Sarah.  Bondage and Free.  These are the Two Covenants.  

Written by Sandra L. Butler © 2014



Ancient Instruction on Meditation

“And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.”  Revelation 8:1.  The seventh seal or seventh chakra connects us to the divinity within, to our divine source; our holy spirit, a positive spiritual energy, a connection that requires silence in heaven; quiet in the mind.  Set aside half an hour each day to be still in mind and body.

“And the earth was without form, and void;…  Set aside all incantations, mantras, or repetitious prayers, which are extraneous attachments to belief, creating the void that is needed for the new creation to begin.

and darkness was upon the face of the deep.  This means nothingness in the mind. No visualizations, no gazing at crystals, no making of sounds. Listen only to the primordial sound of your breath, the physical manifestation of the holy spirit.

And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” Genesis 1:2

When we quiet our mind, we abase its power; the power of the mind giving way to the power or holy spirit of the heart, which void of all extraneous attachments, is free to move upon the waters, influencing the thoughts of our mind. It takes time to quiet the mind, to turn off the everyday thoughts, so be patient, “But let patience have her perfect work” (James 1:4), that perfect work being a complete transformation. When the ego-driven thoughts of the mind are restrained, the holy spirit of the heart is free to move the subconscious thoughts into the light; into the awareness of the conscious mind.

THE LITTLE BOOK FOR THE SOUL: an ancient healing process; In the Beginning”

Written by Sandra L. Butler © 2001


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


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