Not just good, but very good. Is this what you believe? Or do you believe what you read in Genesis 2:5 where you are told that God could not find his first Man.
‘There was no man to till the ground.’
Where was the first Male and Female that had already been created in Gods image and whom God called very good? Why could God not find, the Male and Female that he created? Where did they go?
Since it seems God lost his first Male and Female, he has to start all over and create them again. According to the second creation, yes God did have to start over and so this time God did not make man in his image and likeness, instead, man was made from
Dust? Dust means, ‘something of no worth.‘
Seems God no longer wanted his man to be made in his image and likeness. So this time he created man from ‘something of no worth.’
It seems God also lost his first FEMALE, so God decides not only to NOT make man in his likeness, he now decides his female should not be made in his image and likeness either, nor made like the man made of dust.
So now we have a Male made of ‘dust’ and a Female made of a ‘rib’.
Interesting that a meaning for ‘rib’ is a ‘hoax,’ and a ‘hoax’ is a ‘fraud.’ Is it possible this man of ‘dust’ and woman of a ‘rib’, are ‘frauds?
If this story were true, man would have one less ‘rib’ than woman, but this is not true. Both male and female have the same amount of ‘ribs.’ 24 ribs each.
Dust also means, ‘confused.’
I guess God knew that because this man made of ‘dust, made of something of no worth’ and who was created ‘confused’ and ate from the tree, he was not the man he wanted. Nor did God want the woman who was made from a ‘rib.’
This God did not want any part of this worthless, confused man and the woman who was a ‘fraud,’ and he decides they should be punished and sent away.
And then man is told
Don’t you want to return to God?
If you do, there is a way.
It is to
Awake you that sleep for you are not make from something of no worth’.
Awake, become aware of the real you, made in Gods own image and likeness.
Awake, you are NOT the man of dust.
Just remember, NO WHERE in the Bible does it say God woke the man made of dust from his sleep.
So the question is, do YOU want to wake up? Do you want to be aware of the YOU God created in his image and likeness, and who he was pleased with? Or do you want stay asleep and live as the man of dust and the woman of a rib?
Awake means to ‘be aware.’
Do you want to be one of the MANY who do become aware that you are NOT the man of dust or the woman from a rib?
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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
ARE YOU READY TO LEAVE YOUR NETS
What do you think when you think of what this passage could mean. Could it mean Jesus was telling man that God lived in a mansion? A large house in the sky? And in Gods mansion there were lots of rooms? So, could that passage have a different meaning? Lets see.
Here are some meanings for the word ‘mansion. A ‘residence’ and a residence is a place to ‘reside’ in. Now the meaning for ‘reside’ is interesting as it means,
‘existing in something as a permanent and inseparable element ’
What exist in man, that is
‘permanent and is an inseparable element?
His Consciousness, because mans Consciousness is
‘permanent and inseparable’ from him.
Then does that mean that what is ‘existing’ in us that we call God, is really our Consciousness, and in this Consciousness there are many ‘rooms’?
Rooms like, love, hate, sin, sickness, joy, sadness and ‘room’ like wisdom, or understanding, to name a few of many ‘rooms’? Yes it could mean that, because ALL things do take place in some part, some ‘room’ in our Consciousness.
Man can know nothing without his Consciousness.
Think, isn’t it Consciousness that exist in us?
Is it also not true that there are ‘many mansions, many rooms, many areas within Consciousness?
And is it not true that without Consciousness we have no body, no reality at all, because it is only Consciousness that tells you anything, so without your Consciousness telling you have a body, or a world, you do not have anything.
Was that what these Bible passages are trying to tell us? That we are not in or of our body, but that we, in reality exist in and as Consciousness?
Is this Bible passage saying
Consciousness is God?
What else could it mean? Certainly not that there is some God sitting in some mansion, some big house waiting for man to come to him.
How could man come to God, if he is already IN God?
Can man get out of God? Out of Consciousness?
And it is true
Yes, we do ‘exist’ in and of Consciousness.
So, how do you understand what many ‘mansions’ means?
The word ‘many’ tells you…there is more than just this earthy ‘room’ we are now in.
Is it possible that one of the ‘rooms’ is our earthly experience?
If it is, then we can WALK OUT of that ‘room’ and enter another one.
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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 ‘perfect? Am I? How would we know… if we do not fully understand what it means, to be, ‘perfect.’
Perfect means, ‘undivided.’
Divided is to, ‘separate into parts.’
Is your life ‘separate into parts’ of good and bad?
It could not be if
Perfect is ‘pure’. Pure is ‘not mixing.’
The only way to ‘not mixing’ so you can be ‘perfect’ is to keep your thoughts on God.
How often is your mind ‘stayed‘ on God so you will have
Perfect is, ‘complete.’ So, are you, ‘complete?
Or are you ‘missing’ something?
But what could you possibly be missing if
Perfect means, ‘finished and perfected in all details.’ Are you? Or do you think you need to add or fix something in your body or your life, that God forgot to do?
We were ‘finished’ in the beginning. And we were ‘finished’ completely ‘good’ with all we need.
So the question is, now that you understand what being ‘perfect‘ means …what will you do to make yourself ‘perfect?
How about KNOWING-You ALREADY are
What are in the things in this world John was talking about? Did John believed like those before him, that mans reality was not a real reality?
Probably, because he also said
It’s interesting to known that the Latin meaning for ‘idol’ is-
‘That Which Is Seen’
And what is that is ‘seen’?
Things that have ‘forms.’
Things that are known as ‘appearances.’
And what did John say about ‘appearances’?
Was John trying to tell us that we are not really here and our body composed of flesh and blood is not who or what we are? Did John As those before him, believe man is a shadow?
What is a ‘shadow?
‘ An Imperfect Imitation Of Something.’
Are we being told that we are only ‘imitations’ of something?
Do we ‘deceive’ ourselves?
We do if we do not know
An ‘imitation’ is NOT the REAL thing.
So then, did those wise Bible men know that ‘man’ and all the ‘things’ in this world….
ARE NOT REAL?