What is a ‘scribe?
One description of a scribe is a person who makes copies of the ancient writings for the Government and Priests.
Could it be the Churches would want to make changes, so the people would do as they believed they should?
And for the Government, they might want the writings to be understood in favor of the Government, in order to control the people easier.
Copying manuscripts of the Old Testament in the original Hebrew language as originated by the Scribes long, long, before Jesus.
Pope Damascus, way back in 382, had the entire Bible translated into Latin by St. Jerome. As Jerome read the texts he like any of the translators, would have interpreted them from his/their state of beliefs. It is Jerome’s Latin translation of the Bible that is said to be the official version of the Bible accepted by the Catholic Church.
The King James Version was translated by 54 men who used all the older versions along with the original manuscripts, and each decided on how he believed the passages should read. There have been over 300 corrections since the 1613 version of the King James Version. What does that tell you? Just imagine it is you who has to translate old manuscripts, would you not choose what words and the passages meant to you?
Maybe that is WHY Jeremiah said
THE FALSE PEN OF THE SCRIBES MADE WORDS INTO A LIE.
There is no original manuscripts of the Old Testament today.
Like so many other sayings, could this one have a hidden meaning? Lets see.
First, why would Jesus want them to ‘leave their nets.’
‘Leave’ comes from the word, ’believe’ and ’believe is, ’to accept something as true without absolute proof that it is true.’
Could Jesus have been trying to tell the fishermen that it was time to ‘leave,’ to leave what they had always ‘believed and accepted’ about what they had been taught about God? Did Jesus want to teach them about his God, a God that they could ‘prove’?
Maybe another reason was because Jesus understand the word ’net’ can mean, ’conditions.’ and circumstances.’
Was Jesus trying to get the men to understand that their present ‘conditions ’ were only ‘agreements?’ Agreements, because that is what the meaning for ‘conditions’ is, ‘agreements.’
If so, an ‘agreement with what? Agreements with the handed down beliefs and opinions from the ancient fathers? Ancient fathers who believed in a god of war and destruction?
Did Jesus also understand the word ’net’ can mean, ‘circumstances?
Interesting to know that the word ‘circumstance’ has a meaning of, ‘to stand around.’ And isn’t that what you do when you fish the way you have been taught to fish? You ‘stand around, waiting’? Also interesting is that ‘stand’ can mean, an ‘opportunity.’
Was Jesus giving them an ‘opportunity’ to change their ‘conditions and circumstances’? An ‘opportunity’ to understand they did not have to ‘agree’ with what they had been taught about God and man.
A God they had been taught was the real God, with no proof that He was real? And that man is made of the flesh, when he is not.
Isn’t it most interesting to know different meanings for words? So think about this…Jesus wanted the fishermen to ‘follow’ him…not follow him around the countryside…but to ‘follow’…to listen to him and to accept him as their guide.
Did Jesus want the fishermen to stop agreeing with worldly conditions and worldly circumstances and worldly beliefs and handed down opinions of God and his Creation and to ‘follow’ which in this case means to ‘listen to him and he would guide and teach them truths of a real God. And by understanding the real God, it would change their human conditions and circumstances.
Another meaning for the word ‘net’ is ‘anything that serves to ensnare.’ Ensnare is to, ‘trap and take power over someone.’
Was Jesus telling them that if they left their old ways and old beliefs and followed him, he would show them the truth of things and they could regain their power and be set free from their human conditions and circumstances.
Could that be what Jesus was really saying to them? That they could take back their God given power of freedom?
And maybe Jesus wanted them to understand that there were different ways to fish.
Since a meaning for the word ‘fish’ is ‘to search, to seek,’ did Jesus want to show them how, if they would leave their nets he would show them how to ‘search and seek’ and then to become fishermen of men?
They must have believed in Jesus
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Instead of just reading Bible passages, believing and accepting the handed down meanings for them, you can choose meanings that feel right for you at your present understanding.
Let it be YOUR understanding interpret the word meanings, and you will find that now, the passages do make sense.
So get a ‘dictionary, pen and paper’ and choose your own meanings for words.
So…this is my understanding of this passage.
Dictionary meaning for ‘vine’ the ‘stem.’
Who or what is the ‘I’ that is the ‘vine and main body who supports the branches?
How about the ‘spirit,’ because
According to the dictionary a ‘spirit’ is a
INNER INTELLIGENT LIFE FORCE
Is the ‘spirit’ the ‘I’?
For me, YES.
I Am the Vine. The’ Inner Life Force’ of its branches.
We are the ‘branches.’
According to dictionary
‘developed from a principle source.’
What is the ‘principle source’ of anything?
God, also known as Spirit.
The Spirit, which is the
Inner Intelligent Life Force
Principle Source of its branches, US
As ‘branches’ we are connected to the
Inner Intelligent Life Force.
To ‘abide’ means
‘conform,’ no ‘complaints,’ be in agreement with,’ to ‘wait patiently’
To ‘comply’ with all Gods ways.
Do you ‘abide’ with God?
Dictionary meaning for ‘fruit’
What does one do when they sleep? They dream.
Dream- ‘a series of images in the mind.’
Images-‘thoughts and ideas, and a physical likeness made visible.’
When you are living your life, isn’t it comprised of
‘thoughts, ideas and visible physical things?
So your ‘dreams’ and your ‘awake’ life are just alike.
Like the ‘sleeper’, the one ‘awake’ believes the ‘mental images’ are real and present. But are they?
Maybe not, for thousands of years ago a man named Paul wrote to the people saying.
He told the people to wake from their sleep.
Did Paul know something different about sleeping than we do?
Looking at the word ‘sleep’ you find it means,
‘having mental pictures of something not real and present.’
Sleep means, ‘not aware.
So the question is, why did Paul tell us to ‘wake up?
If ‘wake’ means, ‘being aware’ what did Paul want us to be aware of?
Was it being ‘aware’ that our appearances of things in this world, were really nothing real and present, but were in fact, us only seeing our mental images, as we sleep?
Could this be what Paul meant?
Maybe, because if it is true that God is ALL
Then there is NOT God and Man.
Because in reality, we do not live out here in this world.
Our only ‘being’ is God
Because All Is God
That means there is not God and Man
Man ‘sleeps’ and believes he is ‘awake’. But in order to really be ‘awake’ man must first ‘wake up from his long held beliefs of God and man that he has been taught from man.
If you want to ‘wake up’ and find a real you and a real God
WILL YOU WAKE UP
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‘Wisdom is the principal thing’
Principal means, ‘most important.’
Why is ‘wisdom’ the most important thing for me to get?
Lets find out.
Wisdom is, ‘knowledge,’ and ‘knowledge’ is ‘good judgment.
If wisdom is ‘good judgment,’ that would mean if I am ‘judging’ anyone or anything other than good… I am not using my ‘wisdom,’ my ‘knowledge’ or my ‘good judgment.’
Wisdom being ‘knowledge, and ‘knowledge’ is, ‘interruption,’ which means to,‘clarify the meaning’.
That means whenever I am judging anyone or anything as not good…
I should use my ‘wisdom’ my ‘knowledge,’ which means I have to ‘re-interrupt’ what I’m judging as not good.
How, by ‘clarifying the meaning,’ of what I’m judging.
Clarify means, ‘free of impurities.’
Since ‘impure’ means, ‘mixing,’ that tells me, I have to use my ‘wisdom’ my ‘knowledge’ and my ‘good judgment’ and take time to rid my mind of mixing good and bad thoughts.
And I can because ‘wisdom’ also means the
‘ability to apply, to use what you have acquired mentally.’
And since ‘wisdom’ is a ‘ mental grasp,’ which means the
‘ability to think and act utilizing knowledge, and understanding ‘
I then can ‘interrupt’ my mental grasp’ and judge with my ‘wisdom’ that it is true, that
I will not ‘judge’ the appearances of good and bad. Instead, I will use my ‘wisdom and knowledge of God, and I will
So, what does it mean to YOU
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Are you using ‘all your getting’
For a job, or a better job? A wife, a husband? A car? A home? A vacation? Better health? Wealth?
Are you using ‘all your getting’ for your personal wants and desires?
Is it not true, you use do use ‘all your getting’ to make your life better.
Even though you are told
‘USE ALL YOUR GETTING….TO GET
The word ‘understanding’ means, ‘
reading and chose meanings that make the passage make sense….to you.
So….why do you read that passages if you are not going to do as it says? And the only way you will know what they may be saying, is if you UNDERSTAND what the words could mean…to you…to your ‘interpretations.’
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Am I a real ‘person?
My ‘belief’ is…I am a ‘person.’ BUT… a ‘belief’ is only a ‘mental act?
Do I ‘understand’ what that means? Or will I just let it slide away as it seems silly.
Maybe that’s why I have been told
Will my ‘understanding’ show me that as a ‘person’ I am really a ‘mental act?
Do I ‘understand, ‘mental’ means ‘thinking’ and ‘act’ is also ‘thinking?
So am I only ‘thinking’… I’m a real ‘person?
Do I ‘understand’ a meaning for ‘person’ is a ‘guise?
AND… a ‘guise’ is a ‘false appearance.’
Does that mean I, as a ‘person’ am a ‘false appearance’ and am not real?
And is that why I have been told
I ask again…is that what I am to ‘understand?
And if I am not to judge by my body, what am I to judge by?
Is it I’m NOT to believe I am a ‘person…just because the ‘appearance’ says I am?
Is that what I am to ‘understand?
That the ‘appearance’ of me as a ‘person’ is NOT me?
And that I should not be deceived, by my ‘appearance’ as a person?
But wait, as a ‘person’ I do believe I am something real. BUT…if ‘believe’ is to ‘assume,’ then I am only ‘assuming’ I am real, based on my ‘beliefs,’ which are composed of my ‘mental acts.’ My ‘thinking.’
AM I REAL?
As a ‘person’ I have a physical body, which is made up of ‘matter, ‘ so yes, I must be a real ‘person.’
Do I ‘understand’ what physical matter is? Do I?
Physical matter is comprised of and is….
‘The actual substance of THOUGHT.
Does that mean, that as a ‘physical person’…the real me is a THOUGHT?…
A ‘mental act’ taking place in my mind?
I’m really confused .
Am I ‘understanding’ what it is I am to UNDERSTAND?
I really do want to ‘understand.’
If I’m ‘sleeping’ then I’m not being ‘aware.’
Again, what am I to ‘understand?
Do I need to UNDERSTAND that as a ‘person’ I DO NOT EXIST.
And why don’t I as a ‘person’ exist?
Because my ‘appearance ‘ that I’m a ‘person’ is deceiving me.
Do I need to UNDERSTAND…the ‘person’ I think I am….is only a MENTAL ACT. MY….THINKING
IS THAT WHAT I AM TO UNDERSTAND?
I AM A MENTAL ACT. I AM MY THINKING?
I’m still so confused. What shall I do now?
Yes, I have read this…BUT… do I ‘understand’ it?
Do I UNDERSTAND
Free is ‘not subjected to the laws of physical necessity.’
Free is to ‘be enjoyed without limitations; unrestricted, not obstructed,
Free is ‘not united or combined with anything else;
Free is ‘separated and unattached;
Free is to ‘rid of that which confines, and limits.’
Am I to ‘understand’ that I can, by UNDERSTANDING, be ‘free’ of the ‘person’ I think is me?
And then what happens to ‘me?
Will I FINALLY UNDERSTAND
NOT IN MY BODY AS A PERSON
Is that why I am told
AND…once I get my UNDERSTANDING
I will have the WISDOM to UNDERSTAND
And not in my body as a ‘person’ but IN my Spirit.
Will my UNDERSTANDING prove
I guess I had better get busy
GETTING MY UNDERSTANDING
My real Self