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Saturday, December 28, 2019

Speaking in Tongues

The first thing you must understand is the fact that the Book of Acts is not historical -- i.e., it is allegorical, and most of the text never physically happened.   Quoting from various places within the article on the Tree of Life ( ):

Thus, it is written: "Then they returned to Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, which is near the city, a Sabbath day’s journey away. When they arrived, they went to the upper room" (Acts 1:12-13).   The name Jerusalem indicates"division overcome".  The Mount of Olives is representing the Anointing Oil from an elevated place of Higher Consciousness.  The Sabbath Day's Journey portrays Completion (see The Spiritual Sabbath).  And even more important is their coming together in what is allegorically portrayed as In The House -- and they then "went to the upper room" -- indicating the twelve coming together In The House in Oneness and Wholeness, and existing on a Higher  Plane of Consciousness.   And what is being allegorically portrayed is the Condition of Body and Mind that each person must achieve in order to have the Kingdom come within you.  ...Those people who believe that the Book of Acts is making reference to a people called Jews -- or that the twelve historical men were present in an upper room of a physical house -- or that this event took place seven weeks and one day after the Passover -- and do not relate these symbols to a condition of mind that is necessary to receive the Anointing of the Holy Spirit -- simply do not possess the spiritual eyes and ears to perceive the true reality of the scriptures.  In what appears to be an historical event that is virtually meaningless in the life of the people of the simple faith, the disciple who has become spiritual looks beyond the veil of the narrative, and perceives the promise of the New Covenant manifest -- as seen in the words of Peter: this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. I will show wonders in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke. The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord. And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved’” (Acts 2:14-21 NIV).  What Peter is stating is that this is the second coming of Christ -- not in the outer world as Jews and modern Christians look for it -- but within the mind of the sincere seekers "...who shall not taste death till they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom"(Matt 16:28 NKJ).   Or, in the words of the Gospel of Philip: "Those who say that first they shall die and (then) they shall arise are confused. If they do not first receive the resurrection (while) they live, they will not receive anything (when) they die".  All the End Times prophecies that Jews and Christians have spent their lives looking for outwardly, can only come within them -- and only within those who achieve Wholeness and Completion.  It is impossible to understand what is allegorically presented in the End Times prophecies and the account in the upper room in the Book of Acts, without understanding the cause of the Tower of Babel Syndrome, and the reality of Wholeness of Mind and Being.   On the above fulfillment of the prophecy of Joel and the End Times, it is stated in the Book of Acts: "When the day of Pentecost came, the believers were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like a mighty rushing wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw tongues like flames of a fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. And when this sound rang out, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard them speaking his own language" (Acts 2:1-6). 
The Old Testament twelve tribes of Israel represents division and confusion within each of the twelve spheres of mind as patterned in of image of the Tree of Life.  What is portrayed in Jesus in the Gospels, was on the point of Wholeness, because the twelve spheres of mind as patterned in the disciples were singular.  The key to understanding the allegorical portrayal of speaking in tongues is in the statement: "...Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. And when this sound rang out, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard them speaking his own language".  In the divided confusion state of tribes, it can be portrayed that each of the twelve spheres of mind speaks it's own language -- seeing and understanding all things from that unique spheres perception and understanding.  So, for each of the twelve spheres to be IN THE HOUSE, in an ELEVATED STATE OF CONSCIOUSNESS, and all hearing and understanding in a COMMON LANGUAGE, is the fulfillment of the End Times WHOLENESS -- i.e., this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people.  And this is the meaning of being in a condition of Anointed Higher Consciousness and IN THE HOUSE -- i.e., you have used the scriptures as the Key of Knowledge to open the inner "narrow strait gate" into the Kingdom.  Therefore, the allegorical portrayal of speaking in tongues is not the babble that Christians do -- but rather, when all of the twelve spheres of mind perceptively understand from a condition of elevated consciousness.  

There are of course levels of consciousness that can be portrayed as IN THE HOUSE.  With respect to the reality of those who are portrayed in the Gospels as being "without", in contradistinction to those who are said to be In The House, the quotation of the early Church Father Origen represents an excellent portrayal of the reality of mind and being that is presented in these words of Jesus -- wherein, Origen writes in reply to the allegations of Celsus that the Church is a secret system (see The Secret Doctrine): “I have not yet spoken of the observances of all that is written in the gospel, each one of which contains much doctrine difficult to be understood, not merely by the multitude, but even by certain of the more intelligent, including a very profound explanation of the parables, which Jesus delivered to 'those without' while reserving the exhibition of their full meaning for those who have passed beyond the stage of exoteric teachings, and who came to him privately in the house. And when he comes to understand it, he will admire the reason why some are said to be without, and others in the house”.   Those who are portrayed as IN THE HOUSE, have transformed the body and mind and are portrayed in the words: “Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand” (Mark 4:11-12).   

The Bible continually warns us that the path of the second-birth and entrance into the Kingdom is not easy.   The strife of the inner war within ourselves as embodied in the symbols of Armageddon is seen in the words: "We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God" (Acts 14:22). Thus, in the same way that a woman travails in labor to bring a child into this world, we must ourselves endure the "…many tribulations" of spiritual labor to be born into the Kingdom of God.   Since the Kingdom is within us, and Armageddon is therefore not an historical or outward event -- but more factually, a spiritual event in the life of the disciple in search of Truth -- we must then totally re-evaluate everything we think we know about both the Gospel Message, and the life we are presently living.   In fully comprehending these biblical statements in relation to the whole purpose of the teachings of TheWay, let us again examine the definitive statement which conveys to us the very essence of the Gospel -- and especially the Revelation of John: "Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie" (Rev 22:14-15 NKJ). 

If the text of the Revelation represented the end of the world, as is commonly believed by the majority of Christians today, then we must pose the question: Why are those who remain outside the city portrayed as "dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie"?  Armageddon, then, indicates the disciples personal tribulation described as the "pangs of birth", as he endeavors to overcome his own lower carnal nature through the crucifixion of what is symbolized by the flesh, in order that he can possess the Knowledge of the fruit of the Tree of Life, transcend the natural barriers of this world, and "enter through the [INNER] gates into the city" Thereby fulfilling the statement: "Assuredly, I say to you, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom" (Matt 16:28). 

The author and visionary Philip K. Dick once wrote with respect to the original disciples of Jesus that:  "Christ ...taught his followers how to enter the kingdom while still alive, where other mystery religions only bring about amnesis: knowledge of it at the 'other time' in 'the other realm,' not here.  He causes it to come here, and is the living agency to the Sole Good God (i.e. the Logos)."   Is there truth to this statement of Philip Dick?   In the Gospel account when Jesus was directly asked about the coming of the Kingdom it is written: "And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God comes not with observation: Neither shall they say, See here! or, see there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you" (Luke 17:20-21).   If the words of Jesus are true -- and the Kingdom is within you -- then the question that all seekers of truth should be asking, is how must the Kingdom be entered?   The answer is the proper application of the Key of Knowledge by turning the scriptures within your own mind and being -- i.e., "How terrible it will be for you experts in religious law! For you hide the key to knowledge from the people. You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves, and you prevent others from entering" (Luke 11:52).  Thus, in understanding these words spoken to the Pharisees, the questions must be asked: How did the Pharisees and Jewish authorities "...hide the key to knowledge from the people"?   Why did Jesus condemn the leaders of the Jews for failing to enter the Kingdom themselves? -- i.e., "...You don't enter the Kingdom yourselves"!   And how did the religious leaders of the Jews "...prevent others from entering?"   That the primary objective of the Gospel is to prepare and enable the seeker/disciple to enter the Kingdom, is further demonstrated in Jesus' condemnation of the blind religious leaders as seen in the words: "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the kingdom of heaven in men's faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to" (Matt 23:13).  Which means that the Kingdom of God is not something that will come if we wait for it -- but rather, it is a reality which man must seek and find -- within himself. (quoted from The Third Fatal Mistake).   Philip Dick uses the term amnesis -- a word that is not at all understood from the perspective of modern western culture and religion.   According to Socrates and Plato, the most important forms of knowledge come not from formal instruction, but by a re-awakening of already existing dormant or latent knowledge of the soul.  This is called anamnesis..  Under the heading of Anamnesis (Philosophy), the Wikipedia states: "It is the idea that humans possess knowledge from past incarnations and that learning consists of rediscovering that knowledge within us."  The article then goes on to say: "Socrates' response is to develop his theory of anamnesis. He suggests that the soul is immortal, and repeatedly incarnated; knowledge is actually in the soul from eternity...  What one perceives to be learning, then, is actually the recovery of what one has forgotten. (Once it has been brought back it is true belief, to be turned into genuine knowledge by understanding.) And thus Socrates (and Plato) sees himself, not as a teacher, but as a midwife, aiding with the birth of knowledge that was already there in the student."   

The difference between the Gospel teachings of TheWay and other religions, is presented in the above words of Philip K. Dick: "Christ ...taught his followers how to enter the kingdom while still alive, where other mystery religions only bring about amnesis: knowledge of it at the 'other time' in 'the other realm,' not here."   And this is why meditation and such practices are never mentioned in the Gospels.  Where other religions taught the initiate to use the third-eye to observe and employ "anamnesis", the teachings of Jesus "...taught his followers how to enter the kingdom while still alive" by entering IN THE HOUSE -- i.e.,  "...But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie" .   With respect to the Source of Mr. Dick's statement, like myself and my wife, Philip K. Dick had developed recall of his Soul's previous lives, and was an original follower of Jesus in the first century.   Why was Jesus able to convey to his disciples how to enter into the House or Kingdom, where others used anamnesis to observe higher reality through the third eye or sixth spiritual center?  Because the focus of the teachings of TheWay is to achieve WHOLENESS -- which requires the development and harmony of all twelves of the spheres of mind as patterned in the Tree of Life (see ).   In the very words of the Gospel account of Jesus: "They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance" (Mark 2:17).  

Does everyone need Jesus as the modern Christian maintains?  While Jesus himself said that those who had achieved Wholeness did not need him as a spiritual physician -- i.e., They that are whole have no need of the physician..."       -- and that with effort, all of mankind is capable of achieving a condition that Jesus portrayed as "whole [and] righteous", which means that these people who did achieve Wholeness, were not sick, and in Jesus' own words were not in need of him (Jesus) as a physician to heal them.   Which means that the whole foundation of modern Church dogma is man-made and in error.  (see Achieving Wholeness Of Self ).   If this is true, the question must be asked: Was there any other early teachings that support this position of Jesus who came only to heal those who were sick and in need of a physician?  And this ultra-important teaching which is totally rejected by the Church, is further supported by a quotation of the Apostle Peter in the Homilies of his disciple Clement where Peter states: "For there would have been no need of Moses, or of the coming of Jesus, if of themselves they would have understood what is reasonable..."  And with respect to what is being portrayed as being reasonable to the degree that the person does not need either Moses of Jesus?  From an original Gospel perspective, the Apostle Peter is stating that those who seek to achieve Wholeness do not need either Moses or Jesus.  In total opposition to modern Church doctrine, Peter then added to the foregoing statement:  "Neither is there salvation in believing in teachers and calling them lords” (Clementine Homilies, Chap. 5, p139 Anti-Nicene Library).  Herein, what Peter is stating is that there is no salvation in merely calling upon the name of the Lord as Christians do today throughout their Churches -- but only in achieving Wholeness.   And when rightly understood, those who achieve Wholeness have brought this Condition about by doing the Will of God -- and having lived and manifest the Truth in their daily lives -- which Truth has been revealed to them directly from our Heavenly Father -- i.e., “My teaching is not My own, Jesus replied. It comes from Him who sent Me."  And then Jesus explained: "If anyone desires to do His will, he will know whether My teaching is from God or whether I speak on My own" (John 7:16-17).   What this means is that ANYONE who sincerely desires to do the Will of God, will know the Truth, and will learn the Truth directly from God -- i.e., "It is written in the prophets, 'And they shall all be taught by God'" (John 6:45).  Therefore, in achieving the necessary Wholeness, they did not need Jesus as either a teacher, or for their salvation. 


Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Genuine Belivers Fulfill the Works and Miracles of Jesus

In a Religious Discussion group the question was asked about the relationship of mythology and religion. In the below I added into the equation historical events that did not happen, as well as miracles that could not have happened. And since few people understand why the authors of the scriptures employed myths, non-historical events, and miracles that never physically happened, my below reply is extremely important to those drawn to the Gospel in pursuit of Higher Truth. If you are a true believer, you will have performed the works and miracles that Jesus stated will be a sign that you are a genuine Christian believer. 

With respect to performing the same miracles that the Gospels state that Jesus performed, it is stated: "Truly, truly, I tell you, whoever believes in Me will also do the works that I am doing. He will do even greater things than these" (John 14:12). The below demonstrates that modern Christians can't fulfill these words because they fail to apply the gospels as the Key of Knowledge, and they fail to perform the necessary works and miracles within their own mind and being as they become resurrected into the Inner Kingdom. Having failed to fulfill the Gospel, they neither are sincere believers or worthy of the Lord as stated in the words: “And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it” (Matt 10:38-39). Having failed to fulfill the works and miracles, they are not sincere believers.
Not to understand WHY the authors of the scriptures used myths and miracles that never physically took place, is an example of why organic man is totally disconnected with his Inner True-Self that is personified in the great adage to seek to Know Thyself. Where the undeveloped mind blindly believes the literal text of the scriptures that were portrayed by Paul as the "letter that killeth [and] Jewish folktales" (see 2 Cor 3:6; Titus 1:14) because they are interpreted as actual historical accounts -- whereas, the more intelligent person understands that the whole of the scriptures must be understood as events and realities of their own mind as they embrace the process of mental-expansion and spiritual deepening as explored at The Cosmology Of The Gospels .

Your True-Self that exists at the core and essence of your own Mind and Being, is as a prisoner who must tolerate a dumb-ass ego-self that is incapable of considering truths that has been set before the person they are in this world. Do you want to know why the authors of the scriptures used myths and as Paul states, folktales, in their writings? And when you are told the reason why, your dumb-ass ego-self is incapable of comprehending the great truths and realities that have been set before you. Why? Because you blindly believe the folly of the critics who are no more intelligent than those who blindly believe that the scriptures are actual historical accounts -- which has long ago proven to be false.

The Gospel account of Jesus portrayed those who interpret the scriptures outwardly as actual historical narratives and ritual and tradition as the "spawn of the devil". Which provokes the question: Are the critics who are mentally shackled by their dumb-ass ego-selves any different, when they also attempt to interpret the scriptures outwardly as historical narratives any more intelligent than the blind believers? Even though one of the authors of the Epistles portrays the literal text as the "letter that killeth [and] Jewish folktales"?

If the people who embodied all that is portrayed in the term dumb-ass ego-selves had any inner connection to their imprisoned True-Self, then they would know why the authors of the scriptures employed myth, folklore and events that not only never historically transpired. Their own True-Self knows the important reason -- but they have been so alienated from their True-Self, that they are incapable of making an intelligent inquiry. If the Myth, Folklore and Miracles fail to be brought about within your own mind, then you will fail to make any real progress in this present life. When the Church was accused of being a "secret system" (see The Christian Secret Doctrine  ) -- teaching the spiritually mature a totally different doctrine than the common blind-believer who was incapable of comprehending the higher reality of their own Soul, the Church Father Origen explained with respect to the belief in the physical resurrection that it was “...preached in the Churches …for the simpleminded and for the ears of the common crowd who are led on to live better lives by their belief” (see Origen, Contra Celsum). When the scriptures are applied as the Key of Knowledge (see Application Of The Key Of Knowledge ), intelligent seekers must come to the realization that what is personified in the resurrection must be brought about within your own mind and being, in order for the ego-self to become your True-Self.

What the above means is that fulfilling the Gospels and performing the works and miracles that Jesus did, is in fact a true test of belief.  Jesus stated: If you truly believe, then you will have performed the works and miracles that Jesus did.  And having brought about the Resurrection within you, you will know the Truth that makes the prodigal sons and daughters free, because the Lord will have healed your organic blindness (see The Three Causes Of Human Blindness ), and you will have been restored to the Edenic Kingdom which your Soul abandoned in the Alpha of Creation.  Unless you accomplish the required works and miracles that the Gospels attest you will perform, then your lips are lying when you claim to be a believer -- i.e., "'These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me" (Matt 15:8).  Test those who claim to be a believer -- i.e., “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.  You will know them by their fruits" (Matt 17:15-16).   Only those who convey to you how to perform the works and miracles and consciously enter the Inner Kingdom, are genuine believers.