WILL CHRISTIANS ACCEPT OUR GALACTIC FAMILY? IF THEY READ THE BIBLE /VIEW ANCIENT ART, THEY WILL!

WILL CHRISTIANS ACCEPT OUR GALACTIC FAMILY?  IF THEY READ THE BIBLE /VIEW ANCIENT ART, THEY WILL!

Hovering UFO

What will happen to Christian teachings when the presence of extraterrestrials with us is disclosed to the public?  … what about other religions?”

I have not studied other religions in depth, but have studied 6 years in two Christian seminaries.  What I found was that  the human-developed theology is the focus, not an unfettered search for truth.

Following seminary, I used the information presented there to further my own research in a search for truth.  The following are articles that reveal the biblical characters were familiar and comfortable with members of our galactic family (to call them “aliens” makes them sound unfamiliar and not a part of the family of Mother/Father God).

Let’s take a good look at the Bible Christians profess to believe before we hamper Disclosure of Extraterrestrials With Us with our fear of them.

Disclosure will transform life as we have known it in very beneficial ways!  To fear Disclosure is to deprive ourselves of undreamed of benefits!!!

“OUR GALACTIC FAMILY & THE BIBLE” – http://www.pathwaytoascension.com/bible_galactic.htm

OUR ANCESTORS LIVED IN COMMUNITY WITH OUR GALACTIC BROTHERS & SISTERS  https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/category/ufos-in-ancient-religious-art/

THE BIBLE IS FILLED WITH STORIES OF INTERACTION BETWEEN EXTRATERRESTRIALS & EARTH HUMANS

INTRODUCTION TO A SERIES  https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2013/01/13/the-bible-is-filled-with-stories-of-interaction-between-extraterrestrials-earth-humans/

Does the Bible Describe Ezekiel’s Meeting With Aliens? “Paleo-Contact [Ancient Astronaut] Paleo – Theory” Says Yes

Does the Bible Describe Ezekiel’s Meeting With Aliens? “Paleo-Contact [Ancient Astronaut] Paleo-  Theory” Says Yes

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz April 4, 2016 , 1:30 pm

“It has been exactly 50 years since Erich Von Daniken hypothesized in his controversial work Chariots of the Gods that the Bible proves ancient man met with aliens, adopting new technologies from extraterrestrials. Many Biblical prophecies are, according to Von Daniken, UFO sightings described in Biblical terms. His startling theory sought to challenge the way we see ourselves in the universe and in relation to God.”

READ MORE at http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/…/smart-jews-thank-extr…/…

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Although Berkowitz calls the lifting up of biblical characters to a space ship abductions, I disagreeThere is ample evidence in the Bible that the ancient biblical characters were in easy communication with our galactic brothers and sisters, the angels and archangels, and the Ascended Masters.  To be in contact was a normal part of daily living for them.  The ancients were a part of our COSMIC FAMILY!  It is time we resume our role within our cosmic family!

LET’S EXPLORE THE EVIDENCE!

 Galactics & the Bible

 http://www.pathwaytoascension.com/bible_galactic.htm

 

Ancient Religious art

 https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/category/ufos-in-ancient-religious-art/

  Baptism

“The Baptism of Christ” was Painted in 1710 by Flemish artist Aert De Gelder depicts a classic, hovering, silvery, saucer shaped UFO shining beams of light down on John the Baptist and Jesus.”

http://topinfopost.com/2014/06/01/ancient-art-aliens-and-ufos

 Mary and space ships

 

“A fifteenth century fresco of the Madonna and Child depict on the top right side the image of a UFO hovering in the distance. A blow up of this fresco reveals tremendous details about this UFO including port holes. It seems to indicate a religious involvement between UFO’s and the appearance of the Christ Child. The painting is called ‘The Madonna with Saint Giovannino’—[A Roman Catholic saint. Note man on the right]. “It was painted in the 15th century by Domenico Ghirlandaio (1449-1494) and hangs as part of the Loeser collection in the Palazzo Vecchio.” http://www.crystalinks.com/ufohistory.html

FULL DISCLOSURE NOW!

 

WHERE ARE YOU, GOD? A Metaphysical Interpretation of the Biblical Book of Job

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Planet Earth and its inhabitants are experiencing the throes of a major transition in consciousness. Many are evolving from the 3rd dimensional plane of duality, thru the 4th dimension of enhanced inner vision and hearing, to the 5th dimension of ascension into full consciousness of our true identities within our cosmic family.

Job took this same journey to ascension. We can learn much to assist us during our journey by studying a metaphysical interpretation of Job. At the end of Job’s journey, he declares: “I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees thee.” The Apostle Paul decribes ascension in I Corinthians 13:11-12 – “”When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a mirror, darkly; but then face to face. Now I know in part; but then shall I know even as I am known.”

I have included an Appendix in which you may find a portion of esoteric astrology that may be applied to you, the individual reader. I do so in an effort to personalize Job’s story; for in Truth, Job is Everyone. Both my interpretation and the esoteric astrology reflect reincarnation as the path on which each of our souls awaken to and re-integrate into our daily lives the knowledge of our true identity as a Son or Daughter of God.

WHO AM I? ACCORDING TO JESUS – A BIBLICAL STUDY

WHO AM I?
ACCORDING TO JESUS – A BIBLICAL STUDY
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Jesus

The majority of Christians attend churches that teach according to a Creed or a set of standardized doctrines. For this reason, Christians–with few exceptions–rarely, if ever, think in terms of reading the Bible with eyes and hearts open to receiving new insights about God, Jesus, or themselves.

In seminary, we were taught to translate the Hebrew and Greek Bibles according to the Creed. Scriptures for Sunday sermons are listed in a Lectionary, in accordance with the Church Year and focusing mainly on the synoptic gospels with only a few selections from the Gospel of John. The sermon content is to be in accordance with the Creed/doctrines. Although we know that Jesus’ sayings were collected as just that–“sayings,” Christians are discouraged from “taking a verse out of context” and using it as a saying. I see this as simply one more method of control. Even in 2014, ministers can be fired for not preaching and teaching in accordance with the Creed/doctrines. This has very effectively frozen ministers’ and congregants’ willingness to step outside the creedal/doctrinal box in search of new insights and personal growth. Jesus made his opinion known to the religious elders when they asked why his disciples did not abide by the tradition of the elders. He answered by quoting the prophet Isaiah: “This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me; In vain do they worship me, teaching human precepts as doctrines. You abandon the commandment of God and hold to human tradition.” (Mark 7:5-8 quoting Isaiah 29:13)

As a result of abiding by human doctrines, Christians are not taught to think in terms of “who does Jesus say I am.” I seriously doubt the thought has ever crossed the minds of more than a handful of Christians. However, our world is drastically changing now. As 2014 progresses, Christians will find themselves at a loss to determine who they are as individuals and their relationship to God.

For this reason, let us review who Jesus taught we are and how we can relate to our Mother/Father God.

WHO AM I?

“Jesus answered, ‘Is it not written in your law, I said, ye are gods?'” (John 10:34) Jesus is quoting Psalm 82:6–“You are gods, children of the Most High, all of you; nevertheless, you shall die like mortals and fall like any prince.” Why will we die like mortals? Because … They [we] have neither knowledge nor understanding, they [we] walk around in darkness.”

“The kingdom of God is within you.” (Luke 17:21)

Because I am a child of the Most High and the kingdom of God is within me, I am a child god.

Jesus taught his disciples to pray to “Our” Father. (Matthew 6:9) He made no distinction between his relationship and ours to “Our” Father. In Mark 10:17-18, Jesus asks the rich man kneeling before him: “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone.” Jesus consistently treated us as brother and sister on par with him. The differences we perceive are the individual degrees of conscious awareness that we are a child god.

Although Christians have been taught that Jesus is the only begotten Son of God, Jesus actually shared the same life narrative with at least 16 prior crucified Saviors. (Be sure to read the Endnote.)

JESUS EXPECTED US TO LEARN TO DO THE THINGS HE DID.

Jesus recognized that we while we were living on the Old 3rd dimensional Earth, we would understand his teachings to greater or lesser degree. His reason for incarnating was to show us the Way to achieve Higher Consciousness. He grew impatient when his disciples failed to comprehend.

“Do you not understand this parable? Then how will you understand all the parables?” (Mark 4:13)

“Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?” (Mark 4:40)

“When it grew late, his disciples came to him and said, ‘This is a deserted place, and the hour is now very late; send them [the crowds of people] away so they may go into the surrounding country and villages and buy something for themselves to eat.’ But he answered them, ‘You give them something to eat.’ (Mark 6:35-37) The disciples thought in terms of “lack;” Jesus expected them to think in terms of abundance freely given to all.
“When he had left the crowd and entered into the house, his disciples asked him about the parable. He said to them, ‘Then do you also fail to understand? Do you not see that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile, since it enters not the heart but the stomach, and goes out into the sewer.'” (Mark 7:17-19)

The disciples forgot to bring enough bread with them in the boat. Jesus overheard them discussing this lack and asked them, “Why are you talking about having no bread? Do you still not perceive or understand? Are your hearts hardened? Do you have eyes, and fail to see? Do you have ears, and fail to hear? And do you not remember?” (Mark 8:14-18)

“…. ‘I asked your disciples to cast it out, but they could not do so.’ He answered them, ‘You faithless generation, how much longer must I be among you? How much longer must I put up with you?'” (Mark 9:18b-19)

JESUS TAUGHT US TO BE AN INSTRUMENT OF DIVINE SERVICE
BY SETTING AN EXAMPLE FOR US

Because the kingdom of God is within us, we incarnate as potential expressions of Mother/Father God. The Soul Mission to is allow Divine Will to unfold in our lives, not concentrate on our “little ego will.”

“…the Son can do nothing on his own, but only what he sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, the Son does likewise.” (John 5:19)
“I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge; and my judgment is just, because I seek to do not my own will, but the will of him who sent me.” (John 5:30)

“My teaching is not mine but his who sent me.” (John 7:16)

Jesus taught us how to discern between one who is an avenue of expression for God and those who seek their own glory. “Anyone who resolves to do the will of God will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own. Those who speak on their own seek their own glory; but the one who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true and there is nothing false in him.” (John 7:17-18)

“The one who sent me is true, and I declare to the world what I have heard from him…. And the one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what is pleasing to him.” (John 8:29)

Jesus taught us to approach our Mother/God directly–he did not consider himself a mediator and did not indicate our need for one. He did not teach, “Worship me,” but that we create our own relationship with God. “I declare what I have seen in the Father’s presence; as for you, you should do what you have heard from the Father.” (John 8:38)

“Then Jesus cried aloud: ‘Whoever believes in me believes not in me but in him who sent me. And whoever sees me sees him who sent me…. I have not spoken on my own, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment about what to say and what to speak…. What I speak, therefore, I speak just as the Father has told me.” (John 12:44-45, 49-50) As avenues of expression for the God within, Jesus taught–give Mother/Father God the glory. However, we cannot do this properly without knowing who we are–child gods who are never separated from our Source.

After washing the disciples feet–an act of hospitality in the dusty Middle East–he taught his disciples: “Do you know what I have done to you?…. If I, your Lord and teacher, have washed our feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have set you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.” (John 13:12-15) Loving service to others allows God to express through us and bless another child god.

Although most references to reincarnation were removed from the biblical text, loving service to others is also a means of balancing negative karma, thereby cleansing our own energy field, while loving one another.

Jesus gave us a Sign by which to be identified: “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. (John 13:35)

Jesus taught that we are not only to perform at the same level as he did, but that we are to excel him. “The one who believes in me [in the Father who sent me] will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these because I am going to the Father. I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If in my name you ask me for anything, I will do it.” (John 14:12-14)

AS CHILD GODS, WE ARE TO CARRY ON WITH THE UNFOLDING OF THE
DIVINE PLAN ON EARTH.

Jesus did not intend that we worship him and live our lives as separated from the Oneness that is ALL life. He did not instruct us to think in terms of being sinners, unworthy of experiencing the joys of ONENESS WITH ALL THAT IS. Instead, he told the parable of the Vine: “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower… I am the vine, you are the branches…. If you abide in me [in the Oneness that we are], and my words abide in you, ask for whatever you wish, and it will done for you. My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples [follow the Way I have taught you]. As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete. This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” (John 15:1-12)

WE, AS THE CHILD GODS AND CO-CREATORS THAT WE ARE, CONTINUE TO LIVE IN THE ONENESS OF ALL CREATION.

Although religious creeds and doctrines have taught separation and attempted to limit our access to all knowledge, Jesus reminded us of the Universal abundance … that we truly do have access to all knowledge … that we are continuously surrounded with loving beings. Jesus taught: Love one another … live in the Oneness represented by a Vine, nurtured by our Mother/Father God. As we, the branches, bear fruit, all of our needs are abundantly supplied. As we give, we receive in a continual cycle of Oneness with the Universe of Branches on the Vine of Life.

“Very truly, I tell you, if you ask anything of the Father in my name, he will give it to you…. Ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete.” (John 16:23-24)

 

 

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The World’s Sixteen Crucified Saviors: Christianity Before Christ, Kersey Graves, originally published in 1875, re- published in 2007 by Cosimo, Inc., pages 104-128. They are:
Krishna of India, 1200 B.C.; Sakia Budha, 600 B.C.; Thammuz of Syria, 1160 B.C.; Wittoba of the Telingonese – 552 B.C.; Ioa of Nepal – 622 B.C.; Hesus of the Celtic Druids – 834 B.C.; Quexalcote of Mexico – 587 B.C.; Quirinus of Rome – 506 B.C.; Prometheus of Caucasus – 547 B.C.; Thulis of Egypt – 1700 B.C.; Indra of Tibet – 725 B.C.; Alcestos of Euripides – 600 B.C.; Atys of Phrygia – 1170 B.C.; Crite of Chaldea – 1200 B.C.; Bali of Orissa – 725 B.C.; and Mithra of Persia – 600 B.C.[vii] (Dates are approximate, according to Kersey Graves.)
A list of 43 life events that Jesus shared with the Egyptian god Horus (not even included in the above list) may be found at:
http://rishyrich.hubpages.com/hub/Parallels-between-Jesus-Horus
The concept of comparing Horus & Jesus was first presented by Gerald Massey (29 May 1828 – 29 October 1907), an English poet and self-styled Egyptologist. These are primarily contained in his book The Natural Genesis.
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GETTING TO KNOW JESUS AS A WAYSHOWER, PART 1 – We are Interconnected Within the Divine Plan

GETTING TO KNOW JESUS AS A WAYSHOWER

PART 1 OF SERIES
“We Are Interconnected Within the Divine Plan”

Nancy B. Detweiler, M.Ed., M.Div.

In the early 2000s, I wrote a series of lessons to help Christians, and others who choose to use Jesus as an example of an individual demonstrating the Christ Consciousness, to get know him as a Wayshower

As many know, whether or not Jesus was actually crucified has recently become a hot topic of discussion.  Truth—in 2014–is pouring out, shocking many and pulling the rug out from under others’ worldview.  However, for many, whether or not the Roman government actually crucified Jesus is of less importance than their rejection of the theological reason for that crucifixion as stated in orthodox Christian teachings.  The orthodox reason is that God sent his Only Begotten Son to die on the cross to save a sinful people, whom He would otherwise sentence to eternal punishment in the fires of hell for their sins.

I, and countless others, rejected this theological viewpoint decades ago.  Since Jesus is regularly proclaimed as Savior/Redeemer and therefore worshipped as such, many Christians were left in limbo without a Wayshower to guide them through the stormy waters in which they found themselves once they stepped outside the orthodox box.

Christ Walking on the WaterAmedee Varin, 19th Century

It is for this reason that I am re-posting this series of lessons … one a day for the coming 10 to 12 days.

BE SURE TO READ THE INTRODUCTION TO THIS SERIES FIRST.https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2014/01/12/getting-to-know-jesus-as-a-wayshower-introduction/

   Part 1 of Series
“We Are Interconnected Within the Divine Plan”

Christ-centered metaphysicians teach that Jesus incarnated to be a Wayshower, to reveal to us our true natures, and to show us the way back home to full knowledge of ourselves as Jesus’ brothers and sisters, Sons & Daughters of God. Jesus taught: “The one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father.” (John 14:12) He taught us to call God “Abba,” an Aramaic word that translates “our Father” and signifies the level of intimacy we indicate when we use the term “dad.” Jesus also offered encouragement to us as we live on the physical plane: “I have said this to you, so that in me you may have peace. In the world you face persecution. But take courage; I have conquered the world.” (John 16:33) Jesus incarnated to show us how to conquer the world with all its error thinking and adherence to non-truth.

In order to comprehend the role of Jesus in our lives, we must first understand who he is. We must know that life on this planet extends backward for millions of years. We—like Jesus—first set foot on planet Earth as very advanced Sons and Daughters of our Mother/Father God. As the 1st chapter of Genesis states, we were created in the image and likeness of God; thus, we were spirit beings (without a physical body) who volunteered to come to Planet Earth to experiment with freewill and its various manifestations. Freewill is the capacity to select options for self, then to experience the consequences of our decisions. Some of us made choices that resulted in forgetting our true identities as Sons and Daughters of God.

Genesis 2 relates the second creation story in which humanity took on a physical body. In doing so, we lowered our energetic vibration to the 3rd dimensional level (or physical plane). We became enmeshed in forgetfulness and spiritual blindness. We began to feel separated, even alienated, from God. The narrative of humanity being cast out of the Garden of Eden reveals our choice to experience the plane of duality, synonymous with the 3rd dimensional plane. Adam and Eve (representative of those Sons & Daughters choosing to experience the 3rd dimension) symbolically ate of the forbidden Tree of the Knowledge of Good & Evil. In other words, they chose to live with an awareness of duality: good and evil, light and darkness, male and female. (Evil is live spelled backwards. Thus, evil is the type of energy that is created when we turn our backs to God.) The Bible is the story of humanity’s struggles on the plane of duality and the awakening process by which we are resurrected into full knowledge of our true identities.

According to the hidden wisdom now being unveiled to the general public, Jesus is one of the Sons of God that managed to retain an open channel of communication with the realms of Spirit throughout many physical incarnations. Glenn Sanderfur, in his book entitled Lives of the Master: The Rest of the Jesus Story—based on the Edgar Cayce Readings—depicts the soul of Jesus present within several biblical characters, such as Enoch, Melchizedek, Joseph, Joshua, Asaph, and Jesus. The soul of Jesus incarnated as personalities who assumed a leadership role in guiding Earth humans through periods of transition and change.

During his incarnation as Jesus, he achieved a level of attunement to Spirit that allowed “the Father” to use his body as a vehicle through which to work and speak. Jesus repeatedly attempted to turn the attention away from himself and onto the Father. “Jesus said to them, ‘… the Son can do nothing on his own, but only what he sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, the Son does likewise.’” (John 5:19) Again, Jesus said, “I have not spoken on my own, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment about what to say and what to speak.” (John 12:49) It is essential that we remember these words of Jesus as we get to know him as a Wayshower. The majority of the words attributed to Jesus were actually the Father speaking through him. Not making this distinction is the basis on which many of the misinterpretations of Jesus and the Bible are founded. Thus, for the majority of Christians, Jesus became one to be worshipped; one to whom we could not hope to relate on equal terms. As some have awakened to the presence of our indwelling God, Jesus has been placed on a shelf as no longer relevant. To do so is to deprive self of an inspiring Wayshower. In this series of lessons, we will look at the ways by which Jesus approached life on physical plane in an effort to better integrate Truth into our lifestyles. Jesus explained to the Roman officials ruling Palestine, “For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth.” (John 18:37) What is this Truth?

The birth narratives, found in the gospels of Matthew and Luke, reveal much Truth about the universe in which we live. Matthew’s gospel begins with the genealogy of Jesus. This genealogy is far more than a recitation of family history. It is packed with mathematical formulas that relate universal truths. One easily discernible message is that Jesus incarnated to be an example for all people, not to any one particular race or religion. Jesus’ relationship to our universal human family reveals the interconnectedness of all of us. On an energetic level, our individual mission is one that impacts the whole universe. Like Jesus, each of us incarnated to fulfill a unique role—a vital role within the overall universal plan. No human being stands isolated on an island. No human being incarnates with nothing to contribute to the divine scheme of ongoing creation.

Each incarnation is organized and planned in cooperation with the group of souls accompanying us. In Luke’s gospel, the birth narratives inform us that Elizabeth and Zechariah agreed to become the parents of John the Baptist. Elizabeth conceived after she and Zechariah were advanced in age. In the ancient Middle East, to be barren of children was considered a disgrace for women. Divine timing required that Elizabeth endure this disgrace, just as we often feel that we are enduring more than we bargained for. Divine timing is the means by which the universal plan unfolds. It cannot be rushed.

John the Baptist contracted to prepare the people for Jesus and his ministry. His was the soul of the prophet Elijah. Along with his mission of preparing the people, John also planned to pay the debt of negative karma he incurred as Elijah—that of killing the prophets of Baal. This debt was paid when King Herod ordered John beheaded. You and I incarnate to perform a mission and to balance any karmic debts lingering in our energy field. The contrast between Jesus and his relatives—John the Baptist, Elizabeth, and Zechariah—is that Jesus was more consciously aware of his mission at an early age. Some of us let it be known, from the time we are old enough to talk, what we want to do with our lives. Others of us have more trouble attuning to our purpose. But, the bottom line is: all incarnate with a soul plan. Our lives are not random; they are not an accident, regardless of how consciously or unconsciously our parents planned the pregnancy. Our parents are not happenstance. The close personal relationships we experience throughout any one incarnation were planned on the soul level. We have all agreed to meet and sojourn together on this planet for a span of time.

Another truth revealed in the birth narratives is the mutual cooperation between beings in spirit and those of us living on Earth. The angels played a major role in guiding Elizabeth and Zechariah, Mary and Joseph in their preparations to bring forth John and Jesus. Archangel Gabriel appeared to Zechariah and to Mary, announcing the forthcoming birth of sons. Gabriel instructed them to name their sons “John” and “Jesus.” Names denote the universal mathematical vibration on which the individual will carry out the soul’s mission. Even though our parents consciously knew nothing about numerology and the extreme importance of naming a child, their souls carried memories of the plans made before they incarnated physically. They also communicated with our souls while they slept—prior to our entrance into a physical body. The vast majority of us find that our names are indicative of who we are and what we are about. Once in awhile, an individual will discard the given name because it feels so incongruent with who she/he is. Not often. The universe knows intimately each of us and our parents are guided in the fulfillment of that knowledge.

The energy vibrations, on which we are functioning during this incarnation, are imprinted in the mathematics of the universe and within the energetic influences of the stars at the time of our birth. Our life plan is imprinted in the palms of our hands; it is revealed in our handwriting. The Wise Men of the East could read the story of Jesus’ birth in the configuration of the stars. Our births onto this planet were orchestrated in cooperation with the assistance of the universe. In ways we cannot fathom, we are immersed in the interconnectedness of all of creation.

Mary and Joseph were attuned to the world of Spirit. Archangel Gabriel communicated with them in person and through dreams. Both were committed to following the guidance of the angels. Mary agreed to her pregnancy, knowing that those around her would question her fidelity to Joseph. Joseph obeyed the angel’s instructions to marry Mary even though he knew his family and friends might not understand. Allowing truth to unfold in our lives, regardless of the external consequences, can be a challenge. Truth is: Allowing divine order to unfold in our lives is the way by which we cooperate with the universal plan.

The birth narratives disclose another universal truth. The failure to carry out the agreed upon soul contract by any one of the individuals involved could have interrupted the process. Zechariah could have divorced Elizabeth because she was barren. Mary could have said, “No” to becoming pregnant by immaculate conception. In her day, women were stoned to death for adultery. How were people to know the truth about her? Joseph could have refused to marry her; thereby, creating an unbearable scenario for Mary. John the Baptist could have chosen another life career and failed to prepare the way for Jesus. At any number of stages, Jesus could have reneged on his commitment. All had freewill. Consider the domino effect that could have occurred had any one person revoked his/her soul’s commitment.

Truth is: This same domino effect happens when we renounce our soul’s contract. Those lifelong dreams that nag at you, the inner soul urges that pull you in one direction while your sense of duty and practicality push you in another, those “if only” yearnings that arise in our consciousness when we are free to allow our mind to wander in the ethers—listen to them. Heed their importance in the unfolding of your life’s role in the divine plan; follow Spirit’s guidance no matter how senseless and frightening it may feel to do so. The innermost part of our being knows our soul’s plan—our individual truth. To deny the knowingness that we possess intuitively is to start a domino effect in our lives and in the lives of others. The universe is impacted, to greater or lesser extent, by whether or not we carry through on our soul commitments.

What Truth do we learn from the birth narratives? We are an integral part of the whole. Our lives are extremely meaningful and valuable within the universal scheme of things. Using our freewill to choose to renege on our soul’s contract with our companion souls might disrupt the life plan of numerous others.

Jesus and the stories of his birth proclaim our true worth—every individual is interconnected with all other Earth humans and with our universal family as a valuable part of the overall divine plan.

UNITY’S PRAYER OF PROTECTION
The Light of God surrounds me,
The Love of God enfolds me,
The Power of God protects me,
The Presence of God watches over me.
Wherever I am, God is.
And, all is well.

BENEDICTION
Go forth into the world, knowing that you are a most valuable part of God’s unfolding creation. In the prayerful words of the Psalmist: “Your eyes beheld my unformed substance. In your book were written all the days that were formed for me, when none of them as yet existed.” (Psalm 139:16)

Instructions for getting and interpreting your soul’s map (your astrological natal chart) may be found on my website:  http://www.pathwaytoascension.com/astrology/index.htm

 

 

THE GREATEST TRUTH EVER REVEALED: JESUS WAS NOT CRUCIFIED!

THE GREATEST TRUTH EVER REVEALED:  JESUS WAS NOT CRUCIFIED!

Nancy B. Detweiler, M.Ed., M.Div.

Jesus teaching

The fact that Jesus was never crucified is being revealed to the masses via various sources.  This researched truth has been available for at least 100+ years, but it is only now (2014) coming to public attention.

While this Truth can free Christians to get to know themselves and our Mother/Father God as the magnificent, divine beings ALL are, it holds the potential to be devastating to some Christians.

Christians have been taught to worship Jesus, to think of Jesus as their Lord/Redeemer/Savior.  Mass … Communion … the Lord’s Supper—all based on the crucifixion of Jesus–are considered to be the most holy of religious rituals.  Christians are taught the blood of Jesus, shed for you, is God’s gift to sinful humanity.  Those who refuse to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior—even those who know nothing about Jesus—will be punished by God with an eternity in hellfire. 

John Calvin’s double predestination  theology is still taught in many mainline churches.  Double predestination = God created humanity … some He created to go to Heaven … the rest, He created to go to hell.  There is no way to know for which place you were created, so don’t worry over it.  Just live the best life you can.

Is it any wonder that Christians can be some of the meanest people on Earth?  Admit it or not, fear rules their lives … what if they backslide and die without being forgiven?  What if a woman makes me sin by causing me to lust for her?  What if I lust for my handsome minister?  What if my child dies before he/she is baptized?  Would an innocent child be sent to hell?  We wonder, “did my loved one go to heaven or hell … she/he was so good … surely she/he went to heaven.  Many Christians feel vulnerable … at the mercy of an unpredictable God.

Let’s be honest, Christians, these are questions that creep into our conscious awareness, whether or not we choose to admit them.  God has been portrayed, in the Bible (which has been grossly manipulated by deleting sections and adding sections) and in tens of millions of sermons, as a violent, unforgiving, unfair, unpredictable tyrant.  How many hellfire and damnation sermons have you heard?  How many times have you closed your mind to anything not specifically stated in the Creed or Catechism —out of fear of being excluded or excommunicated?  Soul memories of the horrible tortures inflicted on heretics during the Inquisition are present within many Christians.  Many of us do not know that the cells of our physical body carry memories of prior lifetimes because reincarnation is another fact not taught in Christianity.   How could anyone truly believe in such a God and not be afraid?  Christians say, “I’m saved; I have nothing to worry over.”  I don’t believe them … they are voicing what they hope is true, not what they unequivocally know to be true.  I spent 6 yrs. in two seminaries and heard the word heretical  almost daily.

I grew up in the church.  At an early age, I realized something was terribly wrong with what I heard there—how could God be Love and be so mean at the same time?  By age 10, I had publicly dedicated my life to missions, i.e. to protect people from this mean God.  I suspect that Christians focus on Jesus (and/or the Pope) because they are taught that Jesus/the Pope are the Mediators between God and themselves.  Secretly, they welcome a wall of protection between themselves and a vengeful God!

Having the Truth revealed that our loving Mother/Father God did not resort to violence and child sacrifice as a means of salvation is extremely freeing!

Many have asked, “Saved from what?”  From our own misguided beliefs … from clinging to beliefs out of fear … from believing in a god that does not exist … from believing in a hell that does not exist.  Humanity repeatedly loses its way.  Many Avatars have come to Earth to show us the way back home … to reveal to us who we truly are.

The World’s Sixteen Crucified Saviors:  Christianity Before Christ, Kersey Graves, originally published in 1875, lists the following Avatars:  Krishna of India, 1200 B.C.; Sakia Budha, 600 B.C.; Thammuz of Syria, 1160 B.C.; Wittoba of the Telingonese – 552 B.C.; Ioa of Nepal – 622 B.C.; Hesus of the Celtic Druids – 834 B.C.; Quexalcote of Mexico – 587 B.C.; Quirinus of Rome – 506 B.C.; Prometheus of  Caucasus – 547 B.C.; Thulis of Egypt – 1700 B.C.; Indra of Tibet – 725 B.C.; Alcestos of Euripides – 600 B.C.; Atys of Phrygia – 1170 B.C.; Crite of Chaldea – 1200 B.C.; Bali of Orissa – 725 B.C.; and Mithra of Persia – 600 B.C. (dates are approximate according to K. Graves)  Each of their life narratives contain the same stories as that of Jesus.

Freed from a religion that deliberately rules by fear, all of our loving Mother/Father God’s children (child gods) may drop the chains of fear and joyfully seek the Truth about the Source of our Being … about the cosmos filled with our Star brothers and sisters … about who we truly are!  The days are over of living with a tragic misconception of who we are … who God is … and who Jesus is!  We are freed to explore!  No more need to be afraid of heretical beliefs or teachings!

Jesus taught us, “The Truth will set you free!”  From personal experience, I can say, “The spiritual journey to Truth is the most exciting and freeing you will ever embark on!  Christians can join those who seek to attain the Christed Consciousness!

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A Musing Minister Responds

man in natureRESPONSE #1:
I am in full agreement. I am convinced that once one understands that one is a multi-dimensional being—an eternal soul always connected to Source—who has lived many  times, then all of the dogma drops away, whether it be same-sex unions or Jesus being  crucified.

I remember after my awakening first hearing that Jesus was not crucified, and my spirit  simply said, “Oh… yes….. Now let’s move on!!!” Hahaha!  We ALL really do know the truth of everything, but when one is not awakened to it, we walk in darkness and need  to see a great Light! Once we are aware of who we are, the rest just falls into place!

I have discovered that unless you are awakened, it is like communicating in Greek, and  the fear, guilt, etc. that people have bought into grips them and makes them not want to  trust that they are co-creators. That is very, very, very foreign to Christians inculcated  with orthodox beliefs. Telling a Christian that Jesus was not crucified flies in the face of  2,000 years of indoctrination.

It actually is a foreign concept for a Christian to truly believe in “unconditional love!”   They will say they believe in unconditional love, and in the very next breath say, “How can God love me?” Christians really do not love themselves. They have been taught  that to love self is prideful.

Again, until a person can grasp reincarnation (for lack of a better term), life appears a  true uphill battle. Once a person can understand that they have done this living life on  Earth (and elsewhere for that matter) all before *countless times over and over* then perspective totally shifts.

Once one can understand that they ARE God and that all of this that we experience is  but illusion, life becomes one big adventure … the guilt drops away … the love is  always present.

People thrive in love, but decay and whither in guilt.

Response #2:

Well you have got me on a roll now!  I am going to just free-associate right now, like journaling and let my guides do their jobs!

In Harry’s Xmas Eve sermon he stated; “The only way anyone can be happy is when they put self aside, deny self and put Jesus first, Others second, and you third.  That is true joy!”  This statement totally incapsulates the entirety of Christian dogma as understood and taught by so many.

JOY, as defined by Harry, puts self at the very bottom of the list, which keeps Christians from abiding by Jesus’ own words when he states, “The kingdom of Heaven is within.” Christians are NEVER told to “go within”, but to always “look up” … as if God is “out there somewhere” disconnected from the human experience, and that Jesus, through his crucifixion restores God and man.

How surprising for a Christian to learn that they were never “disconnected” from Prime Source in the first place.

Harry went on to state that “Original Sin cut us off from God’s Love.”  Oh really?  Well this is a doctrine that, like the Energizer Bunny, keeps on giving … more guilt, more separation, more lack of power and response-ability.  Especially in Presbyterianism, which is a direct result of John Calvin’s teachings, humanity is “not capable of any response toward God, because that ability to love and respond to God in any fashion is rendered mute due to our identified sin with the first Adam.”  Basically all people are “f–ed!” Now, if one believes this, they see no good in themselves at all.  Christians just love the phrase: “I am only human” … “There is only ONE who is without sin.” Christians love to say how needy and bereft of goodness they are because they have been taught that this is a spiritual response of true humility, and humility is a virtue!  Even when I compliment Harry on anything in his life, his response is: “Well, Praise the Lord!” This response alleviates him from ever having to accept or acknowledge that he is capable of ever doing anything well, thus upholding his own feelings of lack within himself, never seeing that all that he knows of God is actually also true of himself.

When a person realizes just how powerful they are, I have found that they actually fear the responsibility they attach to being powerful.  I like the term “response-ability;” i.e. I HAVE the ability to always respond, because the kingdom IS within me and that kingdom is all-loving, all-powerful, all-knowing.

I can imagine how plantation slaves felt when they were told “Well, you are free now…. enjoy!” Captives only really experience the joy of release IF they allow themselves to be free.

Recently I had a good friend state, “You always seem so confident and that’s annoying to me!”  I actually received such “praise” as a compliment.  I thought it was one of the nicest things anyone could say to me.

Repetition is THE necessary component in drawing me away from the illusion that I had always been taught is the reality.  I now know that the reality is everything that is “within me.” I create every moment of my wonderful existence … and guess what?  I am doing it with God!” I know that God and I have never been apart.  Also, I know that every loved one, the angels, my guides, etc. are with me too.

Just like Jesus, I took on the human experience, and once I did, I forgot and veiled what was really true about myself in order to have an experience on this Earth Plane.  Jesus reawakened to who he was no more than I did to myself.  His mission was one thing, and my mission is another; one is neither greater than or less than…. each is an incarnation that is connected with Prime Source.  All Jesus did was to remind us of who we really are.

Once you know who you are—an eternal soul having many incarnations … always as an expression of God—life as you have been taught it is never the same.  There is no one more essential, more necessary than…. YOU!

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 Get to know Jesus as A Wayshower!

INTRODUCTION:  https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2010/09/08/if-jesus-is-a-wayshower-what-did-he-show-us/

PART 1:  https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2010/09/08/if-jesus-is-a-wayshower-what-did-he-show-us-part-i/

PART 2:  https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2010/09/08/if-jesus-is-a-wayshower-what-did-he-show-us-part-2-of-series/

PART 3:  https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2010/09/08/if-jesus-is-a-wayshower-what-did-he-show-us-part-3-of-series/

PART 4:  https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2010/09/08/if-jesus-is-a-wayshower-what-did-he-show-us-part-4-of-series/

PART 5:  https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2010/09/08/if-jesus-is-a-wayshower-what-did-he-show-us-part-5-of-series/

PART 6:  https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2010/09/08/if-jesus-is-a-wayshower-what-did-he-show-us-part-6-of-series/

PART 7:  https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2010/09/08/if-jesus-is-a-wayshower-what-did-he-show-us-part-7/

PART 8:  https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2010/09/08/if-jesus-is-our-wayshower-what-did-he-show-us-part-8-of-series/

PART 9:  https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2010/09/09/if-jesus-is-a-wayshower-what-did-he-show-us-part-9-of-series/

PART 10:  https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2010/09/09/if-jesus-is-a-wayshower-what-did-he-show-us-part-10/

EXTRA:  Living the Lord’s Prayer for Planet Earth:  https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2012/01/15/living-the-lords-prayer-for-planet-earth-2/

EXTRA:  Analysis of the Nicene Creed in Comparison With Jesus’ Teachings:  https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2012/02/19/an-analysis-of-the-nicene-creed-in-comparison-with-jesus-teachings/

EXTRA:  Hell as a Place for Some to Spend Eternity Is Not Biblical:  https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2011/03/24/hell-as-a-place-for-some-to-spend-eternity-is-not-biblical/

JESUS AFFIRMED A GAY COUPLE

WOULD JESUS DISCRIMINATE?

Jesus Affirmed a Gay Couple

Matthew 8:6

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 NOTE BY NANCY:  The basis for this article is that the Greek word pais is the same word in ancient Greek as was used to denote a same-sex partner.

I know from personal experience as a seminary student in Greek class that we were instructed to interpret the Greek Bible in accordance with the Christian Creed.  In doing my translations, I would experiment by interpreting some Greek words with a meaning not commonly used.  Although the professor could not mark my translation incorrect, I was never given any grade but “credit”—for having done the assignment.  Before graduation, I learned that my personal seminary record contained a statement to the effect that I was very proficient in metaphysical studies.  I knew this statement was a warning to churches that might be considering hiring me as minister—this student does not abide by the Creed.  Had I applied for such a position, I would not have been hired.

I tell this story so that those who may doubt the validity of this article will know that biblical translators are under heavy pressure (i.e. loss of job and professional reputation) to conform to orthodox Christian teachings.  That you, the Christian, have never heard pais translated as a same-sex partner is not an indication that it was not so used in ancient times.  Ancient customs must be considered in making a truly accurate interpretation.

Although the GREEK-ENGLISH LEXICON of the NEW TESTAMENT & Other Early Christian Literature, a translation and adaptation of Walter Bauer’s German Lexicon, does not specifically state that the Greek word pais was used to indicate a same-sex partner, it does give as its # 1 meaning – child…with reference to a relation between one human being and another.  From my own experience, I would not expect to find a plainly stated “same-sex partner” meaning listed.  (page 604)

ALSO:  It is time (2014) for all to recognize the fact of eternal life, i.e. life with no beginning and no ending.  All of us incarnate in both male and female bodies during our journey back to the androgynous beings we were created to be, as told in the Creation story of Genesis 1:27.

This article “Jesus Affirmed A Gay Couple” is excellent.  Jesus knew the Truth of our journey back to our original state as an androgynous being.  Being gay in some incarnations is a step in the direction of once more becoming male and female he created them.  We know this verse means an individual exhibiting both male and female qualities (as in the ability to use both right and left brain hemispheres in a balanced way) because in Genesis 2:22, we find the symbolic story of God separating the androgynous being into male (Adam) and female (Eve).  Earth humanity had fallen to such a low state that we could no longer function as an androgynous being.

 JESUS AFFIRMED A GAY COUPLE

http://www.wouldjesusdiscriminate.org/biblical_evidence/gay_couple.html

 

 

7th DAY OF LENT – FASTING/FEASTING FOR THE NEW GOLDEN AGE

A TIME OF RETREAT

7th DAY OF LENT – FASTING/FEASTING FOR THE NEW GOLDEN AGE

(These devotionals may be best understood by reading them in order)

Nancy B. Detweiler, M.Ed., M.Div.

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A Light for my Path

As we read through the Old Testament, two things become clear:  Earth humans have made mistakes during our many incarnations on the plane of duality – and – there has never been a time when Celestial Beings and our galactic family were not watching over and attempting to guide us.  We have experienced lifetimes in which we were very receptive to Divine Guidance and lifetimes in which we choose to walk alone.

A part of our learning process on the plane of duality is that we experience the polar opposites:  good – walking with God, and evil – walking in feigned separation from God.  The goals are twofold:  that we learn from our mistakes and that we truly comprehend the Laws that rule this Universe.

Religions have taught us that we are sinners and speak that word with such severe condemnation that many become emotionally and intellectually immobile with fear of the punishment that surely must come.  According to the particular religion, there are prescribed formulas of behavior for seeking forgiveness of sins.  Either way, we end up thinking less of our self … we accept the condemnation and seldom question it.

The metaphysical meaning of the Hebrew word for “sin” is “missing the mark, falling short of the divine law.[i]   In other words, we made a mistake.  Making a mistake is normal during the learning process.  In school, we may make a mistake on an exam and thus, make a lower grade than we had hoped; but, the teacher does not hold a grudge against us or condemn us to punishment.  We disappointed our self by making the mistake and we—on our own volition—may determine to make fewer mistakes on the next exam.  The pace of our scholastic growth is in our hands alone.   Teachers and parents may offer guidance, but we alone make the decision to improve … to learn from our mistakes.  No one can force us to learn.

The metaphysical definition of sin goes on to define divine law – “The divine law is the law of God, the law of Being; it is the underlying principle of every [one’s] being and of the universe.  Sin is a departure from the law of our being. [ii]

Divine or Universal Law tells us how God’s Creation works.  When we behave in ways that are contrary to these Universal Laws, we have sinned, missed the mark, made a mistake.

Let’s go back to our school house example.  Universal Law states that for every action there will be a reaction.   So when we use our God-given gift of freewill[iii] to choose not to study for an exam, we set in motion a matching reaction—making a low grade on the exam.   The goal of experiencing the unfolding of this Universal Law is that we learn how the Universal Law operates.  There is no Divine judgment or condemnation to punishment.  Mother/Father God simply allows us to experience the results of our choice.

Another Universal Law is “we reap what we sow.”  When we plant a pansy seed, we expect to enjoy a lovely pansy.  It would never occur to us to consider planting a pansy seed and expect a rose bush.  Yet, we may speak harshly to another individual, then feel shock when someone speaks harshly to us.  We forget that we planted a “speak-to-me-harshly seed.”

We find Jesus quoting this Universal Law in Matthew 26:52 while he is being arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane.  Jesus speaks to one of those with him:  “Put your sword back in its place; for all who take the sword will perish by the sword.”

 Even though it may be several lifetimes later, all freewill choices of a negative or hurtful nature that we make in this lifetime invokes the Universal Law:  we reap what we sow.  It is never God punishing us … it is always the Universal Law returning the harvest that our actions dictated.  God has no need to forgive us … instead, Mother/Father God continues to love us unconditionally while we learn how Divine/Universal Law works.

On this 7th day of Lent, may we “fast” from thinking of ourselves as sinners needing God’s forgiveness. 

 May we “feast” on ourselves as students of the Universal/Divine Law.  Sure, we make mistakes, but that is okay.  The goal is to learn from those mistakes so that we grow in our understanding of how Universal Laws unfold in our lives and in all of Creation.  The Law itself is neutral; we determine by our freewill choices how it will manifest in our lives. 

 May we “feast” on the fact that Mother/Father God is never punishing us.  Instead, our Mother/Father God stands by loving us unconditionally while we learn to walk as the child gods that we are!

 May we “feast” upon the knowledge that those of us learning on the plane of duality chose the more difficult and rapid way to advance on our pathway to becoming adult gods and goddesses.  Our spirit brothers and sisters who never incarnated on the plane of duality behold us in amazement.  We have developed a Soul stamina they admire and for which they honor us!


[i]   Unity’s Metaphysical Bible Dictionary, page 620.

[ii]   Ibid.

[iii]   I stress our “God-given gift of freewill” because when God granted us the right to choose, He also gave us permission to make whatever choice we so desired.  There is no need for God to forgive us for making a poor choice.  The goal is to learn from that choice.

JESUS TOLD PARABLES ABOUT OUR GALACTIC FAMILY

JESUS TOLD PARABLES ABOUT OUR GALACTIC FAMILY

Nancy B. Detweiler, M.Ed., M.Div.

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In their latest book Illuminations For A New Era, Matthew through his mother, Suzy Ward, explains the universal web of Christed (Anointed) light that serves as a protective shield for all galaxies.  In the words of Matthew:  “The purpose of this universal web of light is to create safer traveling for individual souls [mostly during sleep], for collective souls and for mass forms such as planetary bodies and mammoth spaceships.  A breach anywhere in this grid web affects the entirety, so surveillance [by our galactic family] of known weak areas is constant, and the one around Earth cannot be permitted much longer. 

 The weak link is caused by the low vibrations emitted by the manmade grid commonly called HAARP, which the Illuminati claim is for security, determining and warning about weather severity and enhancing global communication.  What they do not say is that it also is a global surveillance system and part of their elaborate technology for creating massive storms and earthquakes and such, but even that is not the whole truth—the ultimate purpose of that [HAARP] grid is to prevent the entry of extraterrestrial crafts. 

 It is baffling why they are fooling themselves that the [HAARP] grid actually could serve that purpose.  ET technologies have caused failure or limited success of other dark projects, so they must know that efforts to prevent alien landings won’t succeed, yet they keep making their grid more complex and developing “Star Wars” weaponry as if those will put Earth totally under their control.

 Their technological obstacles will affect only the completion time of the universal grid’s segment nearest Earth.  The planet is approaching the light intensity required for that segment to be firmly established.  When only light is reigning on Earth—and she is racing toward that time—no darkness can even begin to approach its brilliance.

 However, nothing in the universe is isolated from anything else, and even though this entire light web-work is a major development to benefit countless souls, the emergence of one soul out of darkness into the light is a triumph for the universe.  Every milestone for the light is heralded with universal joy and every backslid soul is a sad note for all light beings, but we redouble the beaming of light to that soul.  And so it had been from our beginnings.”  (pages 121-22)

2000 years ago, Jesus spoke in parables to the people (who had not the ears to hear or the eyes to see the deeper truths).

 PARABLE OF THE LOST SHEEP

Luke 15:1-7

“Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him.  And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, ‘This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.’

 So he told them this parable:  ‘Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until he finds it?  When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders and rejoices.  And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.  Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.’”

 PARABLE OF THE LOST COIN

Luke 15:8-10

“Or what woman having ten silver coins, if she loses one of them, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it?  When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.’  Just so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

 THE PARABLE OF THE PRODIGAL SON

Luke 15:11-32

I’ll let you read this parable, if you are not already familiar with it.  The point is that Jesus’ teachings reflect cosmic activities.

Earth humans left our heavenly home of unconditional love and abundance to experiment with living on a plane of duality where knowledge of good and evil creates the challenges by which we strive to advance spiritually.  To be a sinner is to be one who made a mistake.  The goal is to learn from that mistake and not repeat it.

Some humans become so enamoured with money, sex, power, etc. that they lose their way.  In religious terms, they backslide.  Even during the time Earth humans choose evil—living with their backs turned to Mother/Father God—that same loving God cares.

Jesus taught:  “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny?  Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father.  And even the hairs of your head are all counted.  So do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows.” 

When finally Earth humans awaken and begin the journey back home, all of creation rejoices—including our Star brothers and sisters.  Throughout our journey through the 3rd dimensional plane of duality and into the 4th dimension (where we are located at this time), our galactic family beams Light and Love to us … urging us forward on our journey.

Our galactic family equals the shepherd who hunts for the lost member of his herd/family until he finds him.  Every single human being is known to the cosmos … when we get lost, our Star brothers and sisters hunt for us until they find us … and there is great rejoicing when we place our hand in theirs and return home.

 EARTH IS NOW ANCHORED IN THE 5TH DIMENSION

Earth humans’ experiment with living on the 3rd dimensional plane of duality ended on December 21, 2012.  At that time, the intensity of Light beamed to Earth from our galactic/cosmic family and Lightworkers residing on Earth enabled Earth to pull away from the 3rd dimension.  The 3rd dimensional door is now shut.   There is no going back.

Earth is now anchored in the 5th dimension while allowing her inhabitants to journey through the 4th dimension and complete our purification process.

In the parables, Jesus is depicted as carrying the lost sheep home on his shoulders.  Although Earth humans have been called sheeple (people who choose to follow the leader rather than think for themselves, thus being easily mislead), we cannot ascend to the 5th dimension on the shoulders of Jesus or anyone else.  Jesus incarnated to show us the Way.

The Divine Plan for each of us is that we stand tall as the unique expression of a child god that we are.  The kingdom of heaven is within each of us.  We ascend with our planet to the 5th dimension as we become conscious of our eternal connection to Mother/Father God indwelling us and stand in that Light—no longer looking outside of ourselves for anything.  All that we need is within us.  That is the lesson of the 4th dimension.

Whereas life on the 3rd dimension was depicted as separate from God, we pause on the 4th dimension to once more recall that it is impossible to be separate from or lost from Mother/Father God.  We have no need for someone to carry us home.

We are home … we have never not been home … we simply forgot.  Meanwhile, our galactic family and the heavenly host hovered nearby waiting for us to awaken and consciously return home.

There is and will be great rejoicing throughout the cosmos!  The weak link in the cosmic web will have been restored … the lost sheep will have been found … the Prodigal Son will have returned home!

“Then the [prodigal] son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’  But the father said to his slaves, ‘Quickly, bring out a robe—the best one—and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.  And get the fatted calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate; for this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found!  And they began to celebrate….”  (Luke 15:21-24)

 THE PRODIGAL’S BROTHER COMPLAINED

 “For all these years I have been working like a slave for you, and I have never disobeyed your command; yet you have never given me even a young goat so that I might celebrate with my friends.  But when this son of yours came back, who has devoured your property with prostitutes, you killed the fatted calf for him!  Then the father said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours.  But we had to celebrate and rejoice, because this brother of yours was dead and has come to life; he was lost and has been found.’”  (Luke 15:29-32)

 THE DIFFERENCE ON 5TH DIMENSION

 Earth humans are returning home to a higher dimension where slaves, killing and eating of animals, and jealousy does not exist.  Our galactic brothers and sisters will welcome us with open arms and a great celebration.  The heavens hosts will sing “Hallelujahs!”

THE WHEELS OF EZEKIEL – WAS IT A SPACE SHIP? R. Cedric Leonard, Ph.D.

PART 2 OF SERIES – I AM INSERTING DR. LEONARD’S ARTICLE INTO MY SERIES

THE WHEELS OF EZEKIEL

A possible relationship to modern UFO phenomena

An analytical essay by R. Cedric Leonard, Ph. D.

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Have you ever wondered how a primitive tribesman from the plains of east Africa might describe the landing of a high-tech military helicopter? How would this confused, frightened villager relate his experience to his peers? Familiar native words would have to be used to describe things beyond the ken of ordinary experience, and his attempt to describe such an experience may turn out to be quite unintelligible to his friends.

Now consider the possibility that something similar happened to Ezekiel somewhere around 600 B.C., as recorded in the Bible. The case I am about to unfold to you is truly worthy of attention.

Biblical scholars have long felt that Ezekiel’s account of the fiery wheels encountered by the River Chebar 1 is one of the most difficult to translate in the entire Bible. Not only does the text abound in obscurities and apparent confusion, but also it has acquired occasional corruptions by well-meaning scribes whose “amendations” have only muddied the issue even further. (NBC; NLBC) It shouldn’t be surprising that Ezekiel believed the encounter to be a “vision”. Certainly nothing in normal experience could be compared to the occurrence he describes:

And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the color of amber, out of the midst of the fire. (Ezek. 1:4)

The above is Ezekiel’s first sight of the strange aerial phenomenon which was approaching him from the north. What follows in the next ten verses no biblical scholar has ever been able to unravel. The text, as well as its translation, exhibits a high degree of confusion. We will take up the reason for this in the latter part of the essay. But for now, let’s analyze his description of this event by taking a close look at his choice of words.

The first descriptive word we come to in the above account is se’ahra, translated “whirlwind” in the King James translation of the Bible. Since I’m not expert in the Hebrew language, I consulted several Hebrew scholars to see if the Hebrew words held meanings not apparent in the English translations. My suspicions were rewarded beyond my expectations. I also consulted the Greek LXX rendition (I am more familiar with ancient Greek), which yielded a few insights.

The word se’ahra is rare, and denotes a very peculiar, or unusual, type of storm. This is the same word that is used when God spoke to Job “out of the whirlwind” (Job 38:1). He then mentions “a great cloud”. The word ‘anan can mean an ordinary cloud, but ‘anan is used more often in the Bible to refer to the shining “presence” of deity (an “aureole,” or “nimbus”). Moreover, his next words make his meaning clear: the cloud is surrounded by “a fire infolding itself”. Here another rare Hebrew word is used: mitheleqachath which means “flashing itself”. This sounds almost like strobe lights. The Greek text (LXX) uses exastrapton, meaning “scintillating” or “flashing out”. Some scholars prefer “sheen” or “overall glow,” which seems rather tame: even the conservative King James has the alternative reading in the margin of “catching itself”. (The image of a dog chasing its tail comes to mind.) This is not the Hebrew word for natural lightning (baroq, used in verse 13), and this is no ordinary cloud. This thing looks alive, and terrifying.

The next three words are truly amazing! Hebrew scholars agree that venogah lo savev means something like “touching itself around” (savev: “in a circle”). This seems to reinforce the image of flashing lights spinning in a circle. (The Greek LXX uses the term kuklo from whence we get “circle” and “cycle”.) Now it’s beginning to sound like a modern UFO encounter! Such colorful language is seldom encountered in the Old Testament, and can only mean that Ezekiel was profoundly impressed by the splendor of the sight. Also that he was stretching the Hebrew vocabulary itself, so that nothing of his startling experience would be lost. Now it really gets interesting.

As this “vision” gets nearer and nearer Ezekiel is able to discern more details; for finally he describes the appearance of “gleaming metal” inside the flashing, spinning cloud mass. The usual translation is “the color of amber,” but chashmal is better translated as “gleaming bronze,” or better yet “electrum”. Electrum is a natural alloy of gold and silver, having a high reflectivity factor and truly beautiful to behold. So, giving a more accurate translation, we have:

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And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a glowing cloud, and brilliant fire flashing itself in a circle; and in the midst thereof, an appearance of polished metal (or, gleaming electrum), in the midst of the fire. Try to imagine how Ezekiel must have felt, watching the mirror-like reflections of the whirling lights dancing in the gleaming electrum-like surfaces of this fabulous machine. In verse 13 the “whirling lamps” image is reinforced once more. The King James version puts it in these words:

As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps: it went up and down among the living creatures. (Ezek 1:13)

Instead of “lamps” which were “going up and down,” the actual Hebrew text uses a word meaning “circling continuously” (mithehalaqat, closely akin to mitheleqachat). The Greek LXX text has lampadon sustrephomenon (“circling lamps,” or “whirling lamps”). It is unfortunate that the King James translators missed so many facets of this relatively accurate description. The appearance of gleaming metal and “chasing lamps” within this glowing, luminous whirlwind certainly puts a different light on the event. We will take up the “living creatures” and the confusion surrounding them shortly, but let us now touch on some rather trivial details mentioned by Ezekiel in his attempt to describe these machines.

We now encounter mechanical nomenclature, such as rings, rims, strakes, spokes and “eyes” (which could well be port holes). Unfortunately, the text is hopelessly corrupt at this point and the details are quite obscure (this is why there are numerous “alternative readings” given in the margin of the King James translation). The words “lofty” and “awesome” are used. However, as the quality of the text improves, Ezekiel does explain that there are four identical machines, and that each one is constructed like “a wheel in the middle of a wheel” (verse 16). Here we are definitely talking about a machine: Ezekiel uses the Hebrew word for “construction”. Even though scholars in the Hebrew language have historically had difficulty in visualizing the details, they have not hesitated to declare that “we are dealing here with a supernatural machine” (ABC). One scholar asserts that the apparatus described is “a supernatural chariot,” even though the word “chariot” is never used by Ezekiel (NBC).

Ezekiel clearly indicates that these vehicles land, take off, hover, and even fly in formation as they zip to and fro in all directions. They are able to do so without needing to bank and turn as do airplanes or birds (verses 14, 17). As they flash through the sky they are–like the mighty flying machines (vimanas) of the Hindu epics–accompanied by a thunderous roar. Finally, as they land on earth they “let down their wings”–a curious statement from our UFO oriented standpoint, unless we realize that these “wings” could conceivably be metal stairways as seen from the side. Such “gangplanks” might be lowered smoothly until they touched the ground, giving him the impression that the cherubim had “let down their wings”.

It would seem natural that after these vehicles had landed and the glowing cloud of plasma had dissipated and the fiery exhausts and rotating lights had ceased, that Ezekiel could better evaluate the physical appearance of the craft.

The climax of this event is when Ezekiel sees the “appearance of a throne” above the machine, and one sitting upon it having the “appearance of a man”. Notice the repetition of the word “appearance”. Did he perceive this to be an artificial image? Was this a projection of the ship’s commander? I believe it more than significant that when Ezekiel fell on his face in awe of this being (verse 28), he was sharply commanded to stand up (Ezek. 2:1). If this was a vision of God himself, why wouldn’t Ezekiel be permitted to worship? The same thing happens each and every time Ezekiel prostrates himself. Once on his feet, he was given a message to be delivered to his fellow captives in Babylon. Then a startling thing happens:

Then the spirit took me up, and I heard behind me a voice of a great rushing, as the glory of the Lord rose from its place . . . So the spirit lifted me up, and took me away, and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit; but the hand of the Lord was heavy upon me. (Ezek. 3:12,14)

Apparently as he was taken up, simultaneously the whole dazzling affair, whirling lights and all, rose majestically into the sky! The book of Ezekiel records a total of seven such occurrences within its pages.

As he was being carried aloft, he heard a thunderous roar (which he imagined was caused by the clapping of mighty wings). The King James version uses the mild term “rushing,” but my Rabbinical consultants assure me that the Hebrew words imply a thunderous roar, such as an earthquake or a tremendous waterfall. The “spirit” (ruach) mentioned here is the same powerful force which had lifted the prophet Elijah into heaven during the chariot of fire incident recorded in II Kings (2:11).

I italicized a particular phrase in the above passage purposely. It differs so drastically from the same passage as translated in the King James version, I wanted to draw special attention to it. Here are the two compared:

King James: Blessed be the glory of the Lord from his place.
Restored to: As the glory of the Lord rose from its place.

The astonishing thing is that in Hebrew the difference in the above passage is only one letter! Since the original Hebrew text had no vowels, a scribal error was made at some point which substituted a Hebrew letter K for an original M, making the text to read baruk (blessed) instead of berum (as arose). Most biblical scholars believe this to have happened (with good reason) and have restored the original meaning to the text (PCB). A very similar phrase is used later (Ezek. 11:23), which was helpful to scholars in spotting this error (TIB). Before this was corrected, the meaning was so incoherent that the King James translators had to insert the English word “saying” to make any sense of it.

After the aerial hop in the dazzling spaceship, Ezekiel was so shaken that he sat speechless for seven days (Ezek. 3:15). He was warned, finally, that if he did not deliver the message he had received, the blood of his fellows would be on his hands. That got him up and going.

Incredibly, some scholars believe Ezekiel was not on board when the craft lifted off. In fact, Prof. Davidson (NBC) portrays Ezekiel as being bitter because he was left behind! But this view must be erroneous for several reasons: (1) the text says explicitly that “the spirit lifted me up and took me away”; (2) the Greek text (LXX) of the next verse says, “Then I passed through the air and came to the captivity”; (3) on numerous other occasions it states clearly that Ezekiel was shuttled from place to place (seven times in all) while inside the vision. The anger Ezekiel felt was not disappointment at being left behind, but because the hand of the Lord “was heavy” upon him as the craft soared into the air. He may have been pinned to the floor! His second encounter occurred not far from the first:

Then I arose, and went forth unto the plain: and behold, the glory of the Lord stood there, as the glory which I saw by the river Chebar: and I fell on my face. (Ezek. 3:23)

Once again he is brought to his feet (no worship here) and another message given him. During these encounters he is always addressed as “son of man,” which is the equivalent of “human” or “earthling”. The phrase “the glory of the Lord stood there” indicates that he could see it while he was yet far off, and remained there as he approached. Does this sound like a vision?

Then the prophet was taken to Jerusalem aboard the craft. This time the text states explicitly that “the spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heaven and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem.” (Ezek. 8:3) It couldn’t be any clearer. Moreover, since he was a captive in Babylonia, he could not have traveled to Jerusalem on his own (a trip of several months by caravan).

Eventually, all four craft returned. By now Ezekiel is referring to them as cherubs (to be discussed shortly). Someone within hearing distance must have seen the craft also, because Ezekiel records hearing someone cry out, O galgal, i.e., “spinning thing”, or wheel. (Ezek. 10:13) This is equivalent to yelling “flying saucer!” upon seeing a modern UFO. Later, another lift-off is described, this time in downtown Jerusalem:

Then did the cherubims lift up their wings, and the wheels beside them; and the glory of the God of Israel was over them above. And the glory of the Lord went up from the midst of the city, and stood upon the mountain which is on the east side of the city. (Ezek. 11:22-23)

Notice the italics. This is the statement which helped scholars identify the troublesome scribal error that had occurred in the text referred to earlier.

Afterwards the spirit took me up, and brought me in a vision by the spirit of God into Chaldea, to them of the captivity. So the vision that I had seen went up from me. Then I spake unto them of the captivity all the things that the Lord had shewed me. (Ezek. 11:24-25)

Once again, he makes it clear that he is inside the “visions” as he travels from place to place. After debarking, he apparently watched it fly away into the sky. He is taken up several more times, but the following example happens to mention that the presence of the craft lights up the surrounding terrain as it moves along:

. . . And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east: and his voice was like a noise of many waters: and the earth shined with his glory. (Ezek. 43:2)

Once more he falls on his face, and again he is taken up and brought to the inner court of the temple at Jerusalem, whereupon the “glory of the Lord filled the house.” (Ezek. 43:5)

During my consultation with local Rabbis concerning Ezekiel’s visions, one of them said: “Do you know that the first chapter of Ezekiel has traditionally been read in the synagogues once a year on the day of Pentecost?” Intrigued, I asked why. It was explained that this is the day the Feast of Weeks is celebrated . . . the day Moses received the Law on Mt. Sinai. I didn’t make the connection, so the Rabbi explained: “The Feast of Weeks has also been declared the Festival of Revelation, and both men received a divine revelation.” I pressed the Rabbi: “But why the first chapter of Ezekiel in particular?” His answer surprised me.

He told me that there is a connection between the “divine chariot” in Ezekiel’s vision and the “pillar of fire” which escorted, and protected, the children of Israel during the exodus from Egypt. I protested that Ezekiel never once used the term “chariot” in his account. He in turn asked me, “What did Elisha exclaim when he saw Elijah being taken up into the chariot of fire?” The answer was, of course: “My father, my father, the chariot of Israel”. The Rabbi continued: “This chariot, the chariot of Israel, was present during the exodus from Egypt, during the giving of the Law, during the forty years in the wilderness, and also during the conquest of Canaan.” He added: “It is believed that Ezekiel saw this same chariot.”

Upon consulting numerous Bible commentaries I found that most refer to Ezekiel’s vision as a chariot (ABC, HBC, NBC, OAB, PCB, TIB). In view of these discussions I see only two possibilities. Either Ezekiel encountered mechanized aircraft and their occupants, or he received visions of mechanized aircraft and their occupants. So why did he use the term “cherubim” in reference to these events? I have deliberately put this off until last since it has consistently thrown both scholar and layman into a state of confusion.

I believe the answer to be extremely simple. All four vehicles bore ensignias on them which denoted their universal or “star ship” status. The four faces of the “cherubim” are simply the four “signs” at the cardinal points of the heavens: Leo (the Lion), Taurus (the bull), Aquarius (the man), and Scorpio (which the Chaldeans often represented as an eagle). If one finds a circle depicting the twelve signs of the zodiac, uses a perfect cross with four arms, then rotates it until one of the arms is pointing at one of the four named signs (Aquarius for instance), the three remaining arms will point to the other three (Leo, Taurus, and Scorpio). This is a sensible way of representing this region of the universe. It now appears that we have properly identified the mysterious four faces of the so-called “living creatures”. The question remains, Why did Ezekiel refer to these zodiacal faces as “cherubim”?

The word “cherub” (cherubim is plural) has no etymology in the Hebrew language. Both the word and the concept is Akkadian (Babylonian).2 (Dhorme, 1945) Cherubs were early mythological creatures believed by the Babylonians to possess awesome and terrifying power (in the same class with griffins and sphinxes). The winged bull is often depicted with the head of a man and the tail of a lion. The similar sphinx is usually (but not always) depicted with a human head, sometimes with an eagle’s wings, and a lion’s body. Cherubs were usually placed at the entrances of temples or other sacred places to protect those holy precincts. It should be remembered that the earliest mention of cherubim in the Bible were those guarding the entrance to the garden of Eden.

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A line drawing of one of the two cherubim which guarded the entrance to the throne room of Sargon II. The cherub shown is a composite depicting the body and horns of a bull, the head and face of a man, and sporting the wings of an eagle.

Since Ezekiel was in Babylon (Chaldea) and sculpted representations of these four cardinal zodiacal signs could be seen on every hand, it is only natural that Ezekiel would use the very terminology he heard day after day in the environs of Babylon to describe such images.

Some confusion still remains concerning Ezekiel’s terminology involving “living creatures”. It almost seems that he believed everything in his vision to be alive. However, at times he seems to consider the human-like beings which disembarked from the wheels as alive and in control of their associated machines. The machines themselves exhibited many characteristics which, to one unfamiliar with electricity, might have made them appear to be alive. I am sure Ezekiel himself was confused on this score. Also one should remember that in ancient times anything that could move on its own was considered alive. Witness the old familiar “living water”. If water flowed, it was “living water”. This, I believe, is the answer. Ezekiel himself was confused.

To return once more to the chariot concept. Just what is a chariot? According to Funk & Wagnalls, the word is Old French and is an augmented form of char (from Latin, carrus, car, cart, or wagon). As an intransitive verb it means, “to convey, ride, or drive as in a chariot.” (SDEL) Our word “carry” derives from the same source. Ezekiel’s wheels represent an aerial vehicle, a celestial car, a “divine chariot” if you please, the function of which is transportation! So that’s why Rabbis and biblical scholars consider Ezekiel’s wheel as a chariot.

I think the UFO hypothesis (and that’s all it is) is on reasonable ground. It certainly explains a lot hithertofore unexplainable. I haven’t closed my mind to other possibilities: maybe the preachers and theologians are correct. However, the phenomenon in Ezekiel’s account did everything one would naturally expect of an aerial vehicle. Fortunately for us, Ezekiel told us everything in chronological order. In this last sense, scholars say the book of Ezekiel is the best organized of any of the prophetic books of the Bible.  [SEE REFERENCES FOR THIS ARTICLE BELOW THE BIBLE SERIES URLS]

URLs TO SERIES ON EXTRATERRESTRIALS & THE BIBLE

Nancy B. Detweiler, M. Ed., M. Div.

INTRODUCTION:  THE BIBLE IS FILLED WITH STORIES OF INTERACTION BETWEEN EXTRATERRESTRIALS & EARTH HUMANS

https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2013/01/13/the-bible-is-filled-with-stories-of-interaction-between-extraterrestrials-earth-humans/

 PART 1.  OUR GALACTIC FAMILY & THE BIBLE

https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2011/01/14/our-galactic-family-the-family/

PART 2:  WHEELS OF EZEKIEL – WAS IT A SPACE SHIP?  R. Cedric Leonard, Ph.D.

https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2013/01/22/the-wheels-of-ezekiel-was-it-a-space-ship-r-cedric-leonard-ph-d/

 PART 3:  ALL EARTH HUMANS SHARE DNA WITH OUR STAR FAMILIES

https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2013/01/15/all-earth-humans-share-dna-with-our-star-families/

 PART 4:  ABRAHAM ENTERTAINS 3 EXTRATERRESTRIALS

 https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2013/01/17/abraham-entertains-3-extraterrestrials/

REFERENCES

ABC = Abingdon Bible Commentary
Dhorme = Les religions de Babylonie et Assyrie
HBC = Harper’s Bible Commentary
NBC = New Bible Commentary by F. Davidson
NLBC = New Laymen’s Bible Commentary
OAB = Oxford Annotated Bible
PCB = Peak’s Commentary on the Bible
TIB = The Interpreters Bible (twelve volumes) Vol. VI
LXX = The Septuagint Version of the Old Testament
SDEL = Standard Dictionary of the English Language

Due to the fact that most of the references used in this essay do not have a single author, a new system of notes was adopted. More complete information on these publications is given in the bibliography below.

NOTES

1 The “River Chebar” mentioned here by Ezekiel is believed by many scholars to be the nari kabari (“great canal”), an artificial canal near the city of Nippur created by the Chaldeans for irrigation purposes.
2 Archeological discoveries have brought to light numerous examples of Akkadian style “kerubs” in the Phoenician city of Biblos, and in Samaria as well as Chaldea. Such representations do not consistently have four heads (e.g., Ezek. 41:18f describes them as having only two); but nearly always all four cardinal signs of the zodiac are represented in some way, i.e., in the form of wings, tails, horns, hooves, human heads, etc.

Bibliography

Abingdon Bible Commentary, Abingdon Press, New York, 1957.
Dhorme, E, Les religions de Babylonie et Assyrie, Presses Universitaires de France, Paris, 1945.
Harper’s Bible Commentary, William Neil, Harper & Row, New York, 1962.
Holy Bible, King James and King James II versions.
New Bible Commentary, F. Davidson (editor), William B. Eerdmand Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, 1960.
New Laymen’s Bible Commentary, Howley, Bruce & Ellison, Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, 1979.
Oxford Annotated Bible (editors Herbert G. May & Bruce M. Metager), Oxford University Press, New York, 1962.
Peak’s Commentary on the Bible, Black & Rowley, Thomas Nelson & Sons, Ltd., London, 1962.
The Interpreters Bible (twelve volumns), Abingdon Press, Vol. VI, New York, 1956.
The Septuagint Version of the Old Testament, (LXX) Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, 1970.
Standard Dictionary of the English Language (International Edition), Funk & Wagnalls, New York, 1992.

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