The bible was written in Hebrew (Old Testament) and the New Testament was written in Greek. If you study biblical history, you will understand that the Hebrew culture and the Hebrew people understood God in terms of the events that they encountered in their lives. They taught and understood God and His messages to them through allegorical methods. It was in their culture and this way of thinking was passed down their generation. This is why the parables and stories of Jesus are not only logical but are more importantly allegorical. This was consistent with Hebrew understanding and culture. Without having an understanding of how the Hebrew people thought and the culture in which it operated in will lead us to grossly misunderstood many truths that God wants to reveal to us.
We are living in a new eion where God is restoring truths. For truths to be restored or even for mysteries to unveil to us, it would mean going back to understanding the Hebrew culture and the context in which the bible was written. For instance in the Hebrew culture, the word “eternity” or “forever and ever” was never in their thought process and culture. They understood scriptural terms and saw them in cycles of time from one generation to the next. Each time a cycle of time (eion) occurs, the same truth was presented by God to them but was more redefined or developed, progressive in nature. This was how truth was passed down through the ages. If we understand this, we will understand how they would interpret scriptures from an allegorical perspective than we would. It was the Greeks who were advocates of logic and rational thinking. Apostle Paul evangelised the Greek world and when they became Christians, they attempted to interpret the scriptures based on their philosophical culture of reasoning and logic which was the hallmark of their culture. The fallacy of this approach is that they overlooked and grossed over many mysteries and truths in the bible because of their cultural beliefs.
But the good news is that in this last days God is raising sons of Zion who are purveyors of revelation (not reason). The Spirit of Revelation and Knowledge unveils the scriptures in a new light that the parables, allegorical meanings, symbols and stories are allegorical in nature and contain gems that will propel the corporate Church to new levels of growth and maturity.
What many don’t understand is that we are living right now in the telestial world. When christ comes again the the world is purified by a baptism of fire. This is literally the consuming of all telestial matter. Thus making the earth a terrestrial kingdom for the millennium.
If we ourselves have not recieved the baptism of fire and the baptism of the holy ghost we are thus still telestial beings. And as such we will be consumed in the fire as the earth is terrestrialized.
For when we recieve our baptism of fire and of the holy ghost we are made full blood sons and daughters of christ. Our blood is literally changed into blood of Isreal. The baptism of fire consumes the grosser telestial matter in us. And before or during this major physiological and spiritual event the natural man is lost. And we become newly born in christ. The remission of sins is not only to be forgiven but to have also had the desire to sin removed. We have then ascended to a new level. We can still sin but the type of sin changes. While we could still fall into a carnal sin, the main idea is recognizing that sin is failing to do the will of Father. So at this new level our sins are less carnal and more sins of omission by failures to act accordingly as the spirit has directed us to do something.
We do not recieve the baptism of fire and holy ghost at confirmation as a general rule.
We must seek this baptism of fire diligently and constantly till we prove ourselves faithful such that the lord pleads our case before Father so that He authorizes this ordinance.
You must have made yourself known to christ by your works.
3rd Nephi chapters 11 to 19 teach us this. Helaman 5 is a great chapter that describes in the best detail we have in scripture what a baptism of fire and ghost experience is like.
You’d KNOW if you had that experience. 3rd Nephi 9:20 tells us how we start the journey and enter into the new and everlasting covenant. DC22 and 2nd Nephi 31 and 32 teach us in greater detail what the Doctrine of christ is and how we apply it.
The doctrine of christ is specifically entering into the new and everlasting covenant which we do between us and God individually. Then we seek by personal revelation those things the spirit requires so that we can prove to God our faithfulness.
Having faith with works is literally seeking after and acting on personal revelation. As you re read the scriptures understanding faith this way, it unlocks the reason most if us haven’t recieved the promised blessings we read about. Because we have thought faith to mean a deeply strong held believe and trust. But when we add in the works by revelation it is complete. Then it becomes more interactive as we will yield greater witnesses from heaven and fruits for our labors.
‘Less than a week before Passover, Christ had been publicly recognized by the people of Jerusalem as the rightful King of Judea, and not just of Judea, but of every Jewish person, even of the ancient kingdom of Israel before it was divided in a civil war under the oppressive administrations of Israel’s pagan-style kings. It is no wonder then that the people of Judea looked to Jesus Christ, a king who came to serve, for salvation from the kinds of kings who came to rule, and whose yokes of taxation and legislative authority were too heavy for the people to bear.
“And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down branches off the trees, and strawed them in the way. And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord: Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest.” (Mark 11:8-10)
The Greek word hósanna literally means “save us, we pray”, as a combination of two words originating in Hebrew. One is yasha which means “to deliver,” “be liberated, saved (properly placed in freedom),” “deliver, save (properly give width and breadth to, liberate),” and “of God, who saves his people from external evils.” The other is na which means “we pray, now” as a “particle of entreaty or exhortation.”
The second time Hosanna is mentioned in the passage, it is followed by the phrase “in the highest,” from the word hupsistos, the superlative form of hupsos, a term of political rank. The entire scene represents the people expressing their recognition that the man in front of them had a legitimate claim to the throne of Judea, as its only rightful, living heir in Davidian pedigree. The practice of hailing a man with palm branches is typical to a royal procession, and in John 12:13, where the story is repeated, the people specifically call him the King of Israel. Even Christ’s enemies had no legitimate excuse to not to recognize Him as their king. After hearing the children in the temple declaring Jesus’ claim to the throne, the Pharisees became angry…’
The path to Heaven, requires Hell. The path to surrender, requires suffering. The path to life… requires death.
Along the path to ascension… becoming our Higher Self actualized in physical form… requires many many many dark nights of the soul…many many many ego deaths…
We are practically always surrendering… our past, our beliefs, our mind.
Our ego thinks it knows everything… and one of the huge deaths is to know that we know nothing… there’s more to learn than we can ever imagine… and our own expectations on reality are so small and only from our past reference experiences.
The truth of our soul is within ourself and we can assess it by surrendering the mind and entering our heart space… the present moment, where everything exists, and we can only perceive that which we are the vibration of.
So what is ascension in layman’s terms? The journey from the mind to the heart… the journey from the illusion to the truth.
‘It has exclusively been on behalf of God’s nature and desires for his creation that famous men in the Bible have liberated their neighbors from bondage or warned them against the dangers of rejecting God from their worldviews. Abraham rescued civil citizens from the yokes of Ur and Haran. Moses liberated the Israelites from the covenants they made with Egypt. Gideon refuses the voice of the people to have him rule over them. Samuel refuses to give the people a king, then warns them of the consequences for their sin.
Nehemiah makes friends of the unrighteous mammon, then secures the freedom of the Israelites and moves them away from human rulers. John the Baptist condemned the political bondage of the Pharisees to Herod and Caesar while overseeing the conversion of many into a kingdom of freemen. Jesus Christ himself refused to subject that kingdom to the Pax Romana and established a nation for freefolk who keep his perfect law of liberty.
Even though the subjects of bondage and liberty can be over-complicated and muddied from secular points of view by economists, political affiliates, and humanistic presuppositions, they ultimately and firmly rest on two theological propositions:
The imago Dei gives man a certain nobility that, when maintained, prevents him from being ruled over by other men. When God gave to Mankind the Dominion Mandate, establishing his prerogative to subdue the earth, fellow image bearers of God were not included in that subjugation.
The God-man himself, stepped down into the darkness of human civil society to establish a kingdom in order to liberate man from the dominion of man, including the sins that lead them into that bondage. Jesus Christ, the king of Judea, became like us in all things, humbling his sovereignty in order to provide an example for his disciples to follow while having a name for which they can make appeal in order to live as free souls under God.’
I find interesting how some people post about how white Christians need to learn from the spirituality of African Americans. Let me remind my friends of several facts:
It was white Christians who built western civilization. They formed most of the creeds, cathedrals, and confessions that we use today.
It was white Christians who translated the Bible for centuries before most of North Africa started returning to Christianity.
It was white Americans who started the modern missions movement.
Conversely, African Americans are more likely to be ignorant of Scripture than European Americans are. Likewise, many of them have allowed their church to be silent on issues concerning both abortion and fornication (sins that run rapid in their communities.)
Finally, it was European Christians who converted the majority of African Americans to Christianity. If anything, blacks should be learning about Christian theology from whites.
When the key if knowledge of offered, take it. When the key to unlock all that you seek in life and no door ever be locked or not for you to open. Take the key and open every single doors in your life and evolve to be a much better higher than high beings.