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Have you ever been reading the Christian/Hebraic scriptures and have a bewilderment set in concerning what was really being said? Have you asked the questions many others have asked of why there is so many parables which seem to be simply stories which, while they give excellent moralistic guidance, seem to tell little about how to bring the Kingdom of God to Earth or even what that kingdom is. Much of the scriptures, as they are presented in today’s accepted holy writ, seem to be nothing more than poetic script, figurative language and all. So how do we really expect to understand it, hasn’t that allegorical language been lost or hidden centuries ago?
Well, yes it was. While not specifically intentionally, the poetic language of parables used by the prophets to proclaim their dreams and visions, was something which was not known by everyone, even in the “Old Testament times.” But when Jesus explained to his disciples why he taught his followers using parables he said, “Because the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them.” (MAT 13:11-NIV) Obviously, there was a reason Jesus was giving the disciples more information than he was the rest of the crowd following him.
>>> When Nicodemus asked Jesus about the parables he was using to teach the people, Jesus explained with some astonishment, “You are Israel’s teacher and do you not understand these things? Very truly I tell you, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony. I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things?” (John 3:10-12-NIV)
Ah, but there’s the miracle of the allegorical language we find in the Holy Bible. While the stories in the parables and prophecies seem to tell one earthly view of life which we are all somewhat familiar with here on the Earthly, physical plain while there is a more obscure and seemingly hidden story or meaning behind the words which explain things more spiritual and “heavenly” if you will.
Jesus explained these things to the disciples in some detail and told them that “There is nothing covered that shall not be revealed, neither hid that shall not be made known.” (Luke 12:2-KJV). And since Jesus did much of his private, “advanced” teaching to the disciples after the crowds had either gone home or settled down in their beds at night, Jesus told his faithful friends that, “What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.” (MAT 10:27)
Why would Jesus have told his disciples to do such a thing? If such a coded language had acted to protect the Jews through the past while the Hebrews had suffered through the struggles they had as slaves, warriors and wanderers, why would Jesus have told his disciples to suddenly make this picturesque language known by all? Could it be that it had become something which only corrupted religious leaders then knew which gave them too much power over the people who sincerely were trying to follow the one true god?
Is it any different today? While most of the allegorical definitions are clearly recorded in the canonized Bible, as has been proclaimed by several denominational leaders, few have ever truly recognized the importance of this knowledge, and none have built a word for word listing of the allegorical word definitions as they can be found in the biblical scriptures. None until now.
A little over twenty-five years ago a book was published by an unknown student of truth who had spent the twenty-five years before that using most of his spare time, and the time of a few volunteers, searching the Holy Bible for the meanings of the prophetic words. He used the same technique of finding and understanding the figurative language as Jesus explained to his disciples when he explained the Parable of the Sower. A simple, but oft overlooked concept which reveals the truth of who God is and what spirituality is really all about. Nothing mysterious or really hidden here, one just has to understand that the words are defined by the scribes and prophets within the pages of the Bible itself and take the time to find them.
Don’t have the time to do that yourself? Then you can get an online copy of Robert O. Robbins’ book through the Amazon.com Kindle bookstore which gives a more complete explanation of how the spiritual language of the scriptures interprets itself and gives a dictionary of over 200 terms. This is enough to interpret the whole book of The Revelation of Jesus Christ to St. John the Devine, plus some parables.
If you have ever wanted to understand the scriptures of the Christian/Hebraic faiths better, or are simply interested in how the phenomena of prophecy seems to have some real accuracy, please take this opportunity to read get your own copy of this book:
With the chaos which seems so prevalent in our world at this time, many people are asking the obvious questions of, “What on Earth is happening? What is going to happen?” This natural question turns many of us to religious prophets, like ones who can be found in the Christian world’s Holy Bible. I’ve spent over 25 years studying the way these prophecies were recorded and how they can be understood which I first published in 1988 and which I plan to republish in August. But first I’d like you to read this article by Michael Morrison who is with Grace Communion International to see a basic, well explained, concept of what Bible prophecy really is.
There are many difficulties involved in interpreting prophecy, but if we take the Bible seriously, we need to study prophecy, because prophecy is a large part of the literature God has inspired to be written and preserved in the Christian canon. Since prophecy encourages us to know God and do his will, it is important for us to study it, even if it is difficult….
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(Reblogged article by Micah Bales.)
If you read this blog with any regularity then you already know that I don’t lean left, and I don’t lean right; what I do instead is lean positive. My orientation is a result of several…
by: Micah Bales
We’re living in a time when it feels like everything is ready to fly apart. Our (the U.S.’s) political process is bursting at the seams. There’s violence in our streets, and fear in our living rooms. As if all this weren’t enough, we are faced with an ecological crisis beyond any human experience. The challenges of our age are at least as great as those of any other generation – and that’s saying a lot.
In the midst of all this tumult, it’s hard not to get swept up in reflex and reaction. We see problems and want to fix them….
The one who was, and is and is to come, I AM.
Alpha, the beginning, the Creator, I AM.
I speak and the Earth is formed,
and the light is there;
the waters are divided from the dry land,
and the light from the darkness.
Energy, time, light, darkness, all of these, I AM.
The father of man, of creatures, of life, I AM.
I speak and grass, and herbs, and trees do grow;
and animals, and birds, and insects, and serpents
do present themselves; and man.
Creation, life imaged, grantor of gifts, I AM.
The Word, the Spirit, the fact of all things, I AM.
I speak and the angels are, and authority is given;
and Satan is given freedom, or bound; also testing allowed.
Strength, hope, happiness, the everlasting, I AM.
I AM LOVE, but was unloved, alone.
I AM needed by my friends,
my children, my servants
to love, to me love.
I AM offering perfect peace, trust, tranquility, and love.
I AM NOT selfish and allow you another one to love.
I AM perfect, when he is punished
so shall you be with your love.
I AM your Lord, your God, Christ.
I AM perfect, Agape, Love.
The one who was, and is, and is to come, I AM.
Omega, the conclusion, the justice, I AM.
I speak and my voice brings down tyrants, dictators, bad masters, demons and Satan, and those not fused in my son’s book of life.
Truth, understanding, logic, honesty, I AM.
Faith, understanding, and absolute fact, I AM.
I speak and the present heaven and earth disappear,
and a new heaven and a new earth appear,
and there to rule is my son.
Beauty, loveliness, true life conceptions, I AM.
Abraham’s, Joseph’s and Moses’ God, I AM.
I speak, and the universe reacts as I think,
all creation reacts as I think;
but you I have freed to react.
Either love, hope, happiness and peace I AM,
or hatred, confusion, sadness, and fear he is.
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(Poem: “The Choice,” originally titled: “I Am,” written by Robert O. Robbins, copyrighted 1981 & 2016. All rights reserved 2016, by R.O. or R.A Robbins & E.T.M Publishing; use by permission only. Permission to reprint for personal use is granted to everyone provided no changes to item content are made, including this notice; however reprints in any form made for profit requires a written permit. Contact via secure email at espirational.com or espirational.org. Suggested donation of $1.00 per copy produced; click here.)