The gross error of most of the worlds religions is seen in the fact that they are imbued with a subject to ruler mindset -- i.e., a monarchy, wherein, they are a subject of the royal family -- and they see their role in Creation as one of appeasement. To their way of thinking, God made rules, and their obligation is to live by them -- and because mankind is flawed by virtue of the fall, and cannot live by God's rules, that God is unhappy with Creation -- so He is going to fix the flaw.
One of the reasons why man can't escape Plato's Cave which is a parallel portrayal of the parable of the prodigal son, is because this world is a reflected reality, and often man sees everything in reverse as when he looks in a mirror. In the allegory of Genesis, what is portrayed as Eden is not of this realm -- and this is why in the parable of the prodigal son, this is portrayed as the "far country"
-- and in TheCall to the Wedding Feast, this realm is portrayed as the "outer darkness"
. Yeshua taught that the Kingdom was not of this world (John 8:36) -- that is can only be found within each of us (Luke 17:20-21) -- but because man's limited cognitive abilities is unable to envision both paradoxical and dimensional reality thinking, he keeps reverting back to the subject mindset and insists that the Kingdom will come upon the earth. As it states in the account of the grandsons of Jude (see http://ebionite.com/#spiritual_kingdom
): "...They frankly confessed their royal origin, and their near relation to the Messiah; but they disclaimed any temporal views, and professed that his kingdom, which they devoutly expected, was purely of a spiritual and angelic nature."
Where in his reflected reality, man looks upon himself as a fallen sinner, in his failure to understand the Key of Knowlege and the reversal of what is being presented, he is not only seeing reality in reverse -- but he is failing to understand what has been presented to him. A key statement is found in the words: "For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body" (Rom 8:19-23 NKJ).
What this states is that it was not Creation that fell -- but rather, what is portrayed as the fall of man was forced upon him by the Will of God. Notice the term "...that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together"
-- which means that the experiences of this world are not only necessary -- but they are necessary as part of the process of birth. So I ask the question: If you interfere with the process of birth, what is the result? Does the fetus suddenly appear as a fully matured man or woman? Not at all!!! And if we also say that God knew the end, at the beginning, are we then saying that God decided halfway through the birth process that was perfected in the beginning, that the Laws which would bring this birth and maturation about were defective? And where in the above it declares that the whole of Creation was subject to the futility of the birth process in what is portrayed as "the far country... outer darkness... Plato's Cave"
, do you not also see the parallels to what is written on the Being of Light web site in the words: It is for this reason that the second-century Church Father Clement of Alexandria said that it is “…the greatest of all lessons to know one's self. For if one knows himself, he will know God; and knowing God, he will be made like God… and that man becomes God, since God so wills”. In his treaties on The Soul and the Resurrection, St Gregory writes that “the Resurrection is no other thing than 'the re-constitution of our nature in its original form’”, and states that there will come a time “…when the complete whole of our race shall have been perfected from the first man to the last”.
This statement should provoke great thought in the reader who is under the misconception that our Heavenly Father would destroy or forever cut off one of his sons or daughters who are lost in this world. If the whole of our race will one day be perfected from the first man to the last, then there are many grave misconceptions on the part of believers today.
If this reflected reality is the Womb of Mother-God that brings forth the Sons of God -- and in the same way that the prodigal son is restored to the Kingdom upon his return from an Omega perspective, wherein the allegory of the resurrection is correctly portrayed in the words that “the Resurrection is no other thing than 'the re-constitution of our nature in its original form’”.
And just as it states in the above "...that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together"
-- does this not parallel the words that there will come a time “…when the complete whole of our race shall have been perfected from the first man to the last”.
Can this Omega of Creation be brought about if it were possible for God to change His mind, and interrupt the birth process that God brought about, and forced mankind to endure the futility of?
If, in the Alpha of Creation, no experiential knowledge existed, then all that existed dwelled in the abyss of ignorance. Thus, in the allegory of the Genesis account, all the Laws were put into place that would drive Creation from the Alpha of ignorance to the Omega of absolute Enlightenment where in the above words "For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God -- prior to what is portrayed as God Resting on the Sabbath. Why? Because His Work was Complete -- i.e., the Laws were invoked and put into effect that would drive Creation to Maturity, much the same way that the Laws mature a fetus into a man or woman. There is no changing of God's Mind -- no birth interruptus where Creation is forever stalled in it's present state of enlightenment -- and neither can each soul be perfected, apart from the experiential knowledge and growth that is brought about by the birth process. Once again, quoting the Being of Light web site: When God, in the words of St. Nazianzen, no longer is an “object of wonder”, but rather an “object of desire” -- and we, desiring to be purified from the defilements of this world, make ourselves fit vessels for the Lord to indwell, the Spirit, according to St. Nazianzen, reveals to us our true nature, and the revelation of this manifest Sacred Knowledge makes “us like God; so that when we have thus become like Himself, God may, to use a bold expression, hold converse with us as Gods, being united to us, and that perhaps to the same extent as He already knows those who are known to Him”. St. Nazianzen then writes that “the Divine Nature then is boundless and hard to understand” by those who are yet carnal and think as natural beings of this world.
When the prodigal son returns from the trials of what is allegorically portrayed as the "far country", isn't this parallel to what is written in the Zohar in the words: ”All souls are subject to the trials of transmigration; and men do not know the designs of the Most High with regard to them... The souls must re-enter the absolute substance whence they have emerged. But to accomplish this end they must develop all the perfections, the germ of which is planted in them; and if they have not fulfilled this condition during one life, they must commence another, a third, and so forth, until they have acquired the condition which fits them for reunion with God.”
Yeshua said that the Kingdom of God would never come upon the earth -- not only because the Kingdom is within us, and as the prodigal sons, we journeyed out of it -- but also, because it is the trials of this world that not only brings perfection, but brings about the process of birth as in the above words "...that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together."
So the idea that some Messiah or Avitar will come here and zap all the people in order to turn them into some sort of spineless creature without a will of its own that instantly loves everyone, is a satanic vision. Why? Because all the events and trials of this world are necessary, in order to drive Creation to perfection, and bring about the Omega of Completion. Which means that all the visions of the Kingdom coming upon the earth, are all allegorical portrayals of the Kingdom coming within us -- which is exactly what Yeshua taught. Which reality is portrayed in the return of the prodigal son -- the putting on of the Wedding Garment in TheCall -- or the final escape of Plato's Cave ( http://DivineStrategery.com#Plato
). But because mankind perceives in reverse -- and he is imbued with a subject-monarchy mindset -- and he fails to Know Thyself -- he looks for the Kingdom to come upon the earth, instead of his own inner return through the birth-process that was invoked by the Laws in the beginning which drives all of Creation to the Omega of Completion.