(This letter will be continually updated and re-posted.)
I always seek what reality is and have respect for the scientific method of seeking proof of what is true, however, it seems what is perceived as reality one day is a changing concept and can be proven quite a different reality on another day.
For example, who thought man could fly across the sky like a bird in planes that weigh several tons, or that audio and video waves could travel invisibly through space and provide TV pictures that replicate faraway places with such realism you would think you were there, or that many gigabits of data could be contained on microchips as small as the tip of your finger, that we would communicate through cell phones that bounce off satellites in space, or that we would have computers that allow us to search entire world libraries of books through the internet in an instant.
Therefore, I take that leap of faith the philosopher Kierkegaard wrote of and I believe it is quite possible there is another dimension unique from the one immediately perceived by our senses, I also think it is simply illogical that this world and all its wonders were created by chance, however I delight in the fear of the power of the Holy Spirit who is the Lord (Isaiah 11: 2) , and realize along with joy there is great suffering in the world, my peace being established in the faith there is something within us that is immortal and independent of our bodies. There are many Gospel passages I could quote here that say what is seen has been created by what is unseen, for example Hebrews 11:3 and Ro 1:20-23. Also that what is within us is not found in the natural elements of the powerful wind, earthquake or fire, it is that gentle whisper, that still small voice, that is the word of God we speak (1 Kings 19:11-12, Rev 19:11-16).
It is important to understand we have a close relationship with God:
"God is with us" see Isa 8:10, Mt 1:23, and Zec 8:23.
See John 10:34: “Is it not written in your law “I have said you are Gods.” and Psalms 82:6.
Jn 14:12: (Jesus) “I tell the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.”
Romans 8:15-17: “The Spirit himself testifies with our Spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs-heirs of God and co-heirs of Christ.”
Revelation 21:3: "Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God."
Hebrews 8:10: "No longer will a man teach his neighbor, or a man his brother, saying 'Know the Lord', because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest."
2Co 3:17: "Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom."
Gal 5:14: "The entire law is summed up in a single command: "Love your neighbor as yourself."
The Simple Measurement:
The simple measurement of the Bible is the relationship we have as a free Son and child of God from the Kingdom and New Jerusalem Above, to the Son of Man that is a slave in the Kingdom and Jerusalem from the world below. Gal 4:21-31 describes these two Jerusalems:
Gal 4:21-31: “Tell me, you who want to be under the law, are you not aware of what the law says? For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and the other by the free woman. His son by the slave woman was born in the ordinary way; but his son by the free woman was born as the result of a promise.
These things may be taken figuratively, for the women represent two covenants. One covenant is from Mount Sinai and bears children who are to be slaves: This is Hagar. Now Hagar stands for Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present city of Jerusalem, because she is in slavery with her children. But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother. For it is written:
"Be glad, O barren woman, who bears no children; break forth and cry aloud, you who have no labor pains; because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband."
Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise. At that time the son born in the ordinary way persecuted the son born by the power of the Spirit. It is the same now. But what does the Scripture say? "Get rid of the slave woman and her son, for the slave woman's son will never share in the inheritance with the free woman's son." Therefore, brothers, we are not children of the slave woman, but of the free woman.”
As a child of God and an heir of God, we are a Son of God, a Living Spirit that dwells within the tabernacle, temple and House of Israel that is our Body. Where a psychologist may say we dwell within a conscience found in the mind, and we dwell within emotion that is found in the Body (the conscience and emotion being unique from the one that dwells in them), the Gospel takes the same commonly agreed upon objects of measurement and applies a variety of unique metaphoric maps to describe them. For example the conscience can be metaphorically described as the the son of man knocking at the door from the inner rooms, or calling out from the desert like lightning:
Mt 24:26-27: "So if anyone tells you, 'There he is, out in the desert,' do not go out; or, 'Here he is, in the inner rooms,' do not believe it. For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man."
Luke 10:18: “He (Jesus) replied, I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.”
Luke 17:22-23: “Then he (Jesus) said to his disciples, "The time is coming when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, but you will not see it. Men will tell you, 'There he is!' or 'Here he is!' Do not go running off after them.”
Luke 17:24: “For the Son of Man in his day will be like the lightning which flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other.”
Luke 12:39: “But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him."
Luke 17:30-37: "It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed. On that day no one who is on the roof of his house, with his goods inside, should go down to get them. Likewise, no one in the field should go back for anything. Remember Lot's wife! Whoever tries to keep his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it. I tell you, on that night two people will be in one bed; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding grain together; one will be taken and the other left." “Where, Lord?” they asked. He replied, “Where there is a dead body, there the vultures will gather.”
Jn 12:34--36: “Who is this 'Son of Man'?" Then Jesus told them, "You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. The man who walks in the dark does not know where he is going. Put your trust in the light while you have it, so that you may become sons of light."
Luke 21:36: “Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man."
2Th 2:4: “He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God's temple, proclaiming himself to be God.”
2Co 11:13-15: “For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.”
Rev 17:14: “They will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings-and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers."
Rev 12:10: “For the accuser of our brothers, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.”
Rev 21:22-26: "I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple.
Emotion can be metaphorically described as the images of our words that dwell in the darkness of the Seas of Galilee, repressed and slain under the altar, clothed in white robes to keep their shameful nakedness from being seen, kept as refined gold in the fire to buy back your soul, until the New Heaven and New Earth is established, and the water of life is given for free. See Rev 6:9-11, and Rev 21:1-6:
Rev 6:9-11: “When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained. They called out in a loud voice, "How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?" Then each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to wait a little longer, until the number of their fellow servants and brothers who were to be killed as they had been was completed.”
Rev 21:1-7: “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."
He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!" Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true."
He said to me: "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life. He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son.”
In the old Kingdom of Heaven and Earth the slain and circumcised are kept under the altar and denied entry into the City of Jerusalem that is our mind, by a Son of Man 8th king that comes up out of the Abyss. See Rev 17:8 and Rev 17:11:
Rev 17:8: “The beast, which you saw, once was, now is not, and will come up out of the Abyss and go to his destruction. The inhabitants of the earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the creation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast, because he once was, now is not, and yet will come.”
Rev 17:11: “The beast who once was, and now is not, is an eighth king. He belongs to the seven and is going to his destruction.”
The passage from Rev 17:8 that states: “The beast, which you saw, once was, now is not, and yet will come up out of the Abyss and go to his destruction”, and that Rev 17:11 declares “The beast who once was, and now is not, is an eighth king. He belongs to the seven and is going to his destruction”, comes from Jonah (John, the beast of the seas in Rev Chapter 13) coming out of the belly of a whale, and the whale is a metaphor for your body. Simon Peter is referred to as both the Simon son of Jonah Mt 16:17, and Simon son of John Jn 21:15-17, and is told by Jesus to feed and care for the sheep (the sheep represent what was) and feed, yet not to care for, that is to oppressively rule over, the Lambs, see Eze Chapter 34, because the Lamb is the New Creation and word of God, see Rev 19:11-21, and Rev Chapters 21 & 22. In a metaphoric interpretation of the Gospel Simon Peter son of Jonah, and Simon Peter son of John, are simply images of The Word of God in the form of a son of man in the temple of the body, see 2Th 2:4, and become images from the beast, see Rev 13:14-15, and not the Living God who rules both the temple and the house, again being the body we dwell in as an eternal Spirit.
Peter, the son of man image of your word, denies knowing Jesus three times, see Mt 26:69-75, Mk 14:66-72, Lk 22:55-62, Jn 18:15-18 an Jn 18:25-27; and Jesus is the Word and Son of God, and we are heirs and Sons of God, see Ro: 8:15-17 and Jn 10:34. Simon son of Jonah, and Simon son of John, metaphorically measured in the Gospel, represent the son of man who binds and bounds our people in the the old order and old kingdom of heaven and earth. See what Jesus says to Simon son of Jonah in Mt 16:23:
Mt 16:23: ”Jesus turned and said to Peter, "Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men."
Mt 12:40: "For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth."
Luke 6:3-5: “Jesus answered them, "Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry? He entered the house of God, and taking the consecrated bread, he ate what is lawful only for priests to eat. And he also gave some to his companions." Then Jesus said to them, "The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath." (The Sabbath is the 8th day. Jesus is constantly trying to heal and forgive people on the Sabbath from the 8th king accuser of our people, that will not let them rest through the power of grace).
Rev 17:14: “They will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings-and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers."
Rev 12:10: “For the accuser of our brothers, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.”
Heb 4:4-7: “For somewhere he has spoken about the seventh day in these words: "And on the seventh day God rested from all his work." And again in the passage above he says, "They shall never enter my rest." It still remains that some will enter that rest, and those who formerly had the gospel preached to them did not go in, because of their disobedience. Therefore God again set a certain day, calling it Today, when a long time later he spoke through David, as was said before: "Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts."
Heb 3:15-19: “As has just been said: "Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion." Who were they who heard and rebelled? Were they not all those Moses led out of Egypt? And with whom was he angry for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the desert? And to whom did God swear that they would never enter his rest if not to those who disobeyed? So we see that they were not able to enter, because of their unbelief.”
Heb 11:13-16: “All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth. People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. Instead, they were longing for a better country-a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.”
See Heb 7:13 about what happens to the old order the when the New Covenant and New Order are established: Heb 7:13: “By calling this covenant “new” he has made the first one obsolete, and what is obsolete and aging will soon disappear.”
Rev 19:11-21: “I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. "He will rule them with an iron scepter." He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written:
KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
And I saw an angel standing in the sun, who cried in a loud voice to all the birds flying in midair, "Come, gather together for the great supper of God, so that you may eat the flesh of kings, generals, and mighty men, of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, small and great." Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to make war against the rider on the horse and his army. But the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who had performed the miraculous signs on his behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped his image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur. The rest of them were killed with the sword that came out of the mouth of the rider on the horse, and all the birds gorged themselves on their flesh.”
This simple measurement of us as a Son of God and Living Spirit, dwelling within the mind and emotions of the body of the Son of Man (the Son of Man is identified as John in Mt 17:13), is explained through parables and stories that place unique metaphoric maps upon this relationship. When your eternal Spirit sends your word into the world, it is a child and Son of God coming from Jerusalem Above into the city of Jerusalem Below. Jerusalem Above is free, the image of your word that is witnessed by the Son of man in your memories and emotions is in slavery (Gal 4:21-31).
Your Word is the White Horse and Lamb in the book of Revelation, the Black Horse represents the conscience, the Red Horse your emotions, and the entire body is the Pale Horse and represents the Kingdom of the Son of Man below (Rev 6 v1-11, Rev 17:14 and Rev 19:11-21).
Rev 6:1-8: “I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, "Come!" I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest.
When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, "Come!" Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other. To him was given a large sword.
When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, "Come!" I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, "A quart of wheat for a day's wages, and three quarts of barley for a day's wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!"
When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, "Come!" I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.”
The beginning of the Gospel of John describes us as the Son of God sending our Word into the World and becoming the flesh and blood of the Son of Man. John is the face placed upon the Son of Man here and represents the witness and image of our Word that becomes the Son of Man in our memories and emotions.
It is important to keep the simple measurement of us as Sons of God and Living Spirits dwelling within the Son of Man, that is the tabernacle, temple, body and House of Israel in the world below. The Bible places different names upon the Son of Man yet they all reference the body as the horse we ride. For example Simon Peter is referred to as the son of John and the son of Jonah, and John the brother of James, yet they are all the Son of Man.
The transfiguration is a description of the Son and Word of God becoming imaged as the son of man:
The transfiguration occurs on the 6th day in Matthew 17:1-13 and Mark 9:2-13, the day man is created in the image of God found in Genesis chapter 1:26-27.
It is important to note here that God is the head of Christ 1Co 11:3, because Christ is created in the image of God 2Co 4:4, Col 1:15, Christ is our body we dwell in, Jesus being the Word of God that was with God in the beginning-see Gospel of John chapter 1:1-34.
It is also important to remember God is one Gal 3:16-20. And it is Jesus who is Lord Ro 10:6-9, and it is Jesus who is the Christ-see 1Jn 2:22.
Revelations concludes with simply saying "Come, Lord Jesus" Rev 22:20-21.
The transfiguration also occurs on the 8th day, the day God becomes Lord God Ge 2:4, and it is on the 8th day the Son of Man in the form of a "Lord of the Sabbath" appears-see Lk 6:1-11, and Hebrews chapter 3:1 to Hebrews chapter 4:13, and Jesus as the Word of God is constantly struggling to heal people Lk 6:1-11 on the 8th Sabbath day-See Rev 17:11 about the 8th king that belongs to the seven.
In the transfiguration Lk 9:28-36, Mt 17:1-13 and Mk 9:2-10 Jesus brings with him Peter, James and John and is told by Peter to build three shelters. One of these shelters is for Jesus, Jesus is the Word of God coming into Jerusalem, and this shelter will become imaged in the Son of Man as Simon Peter son of Jonah, who holds the keys to the old kingdom of heaven and earth, and is the pale horse in the book of Revelation-see Mt 16:13-20 and Rev 6:1-11.
The shelter for Elijah is also for John, the Gentile at the right hand of the Son of Man, the red horse in the book of Revelation-see Rev 6:1-11. The third shelter is for Moses and also James, the Jew (see Ro 2:28-29 for the what the Gospel means by "Jew") at the left hand of the Son of Man and the black horse in the book of Revelation-see Rev 6:1-11-see also Mt 20:20-28 about the mother of Zebedee's sons -and Mt 10:2 where James and his brother John are identified as the sons of Zebedee.
The ten indignant found in Mt 20:24 are also the ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom in Rev 17 :12, yet the Lamb, that is our Word as a Son of God will be victorious over any images found in the beast of the son of man-see Rev 17:14 and Rev 19:11-21, and is the White Horse in Rev 6:1-11, and also the only one of the four living creatures that finally brings the wrath of God Rev 15:7. When the staffs of Favor and Union are joined to pasture the flock in Zec 11:7-8, three oppressive shepherds are no longer needed.
Mt 19:28 and Rev chapter 4 are important in how the Son of Man sits around his 12 thrones at the left hand, and his 12 thrones at the right hand. In the transfiguration our Word as a Son of God becomes the flesh and blood of the Son of Man, as it is witnessed in memory and emotion.
Metaphorically Peter, John and James, in a corrupted image of the word of God in the form of the Son of Man, become a "Lord of the Sabbath", that is, a son of man accusing our people day and night Rev 12:10 on the 8th day, not allowing our people to receive rest and be healed Lk 6:1-11, and Hebrews 3:1 to Hebrews 4:13, in the form of a vile, depraved conscience, that we cannot let be our guide, we have to keep it satisfied (Dylan "Man in the Long Black Coat) who sets himself up in God's temple (our bodies are the temple) proclaiming himself to be God 2Th 2:4, and as images of the word that are not faithful to return to rest on the seventh day Heb 4:4, but continue to accuse us on the 8th day, Rev 12:10, Rev 17:11, not allowing our people to receive rest, represent the throne of the beast, false prophet and dragon in Rev 16:13-16. It is the old Kingdom of the world below that will pass and be replaced by the New Kingdom from Above in Revelation chapters 21 & 22.
Two Sons, Two Women and True Bridegroom:
Jesus, not John, is the true bridegroom of New Jerusalem, Jn 3:27-36, Gal 4:21-31, Rev 19:11-21, Rev 21:1-7 and Rev 21:9-26, and Jesus is the White Horse, Lamb and the Word of God Rev 17:14, Rev 19:11-21.
John 3:26-31: “They came to John and said to him, "Rabbi, that man who was with you on the other side of the Jordan-the one you testified about-well, he is baptizing, and everyone is going to him.” To this John replied, "A man can receive only what is given him from heaven. You yourselves can testify that I said, 'I am not the Christ but am sent ahead of him.' The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom's voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete. He must become greater; I must become less. The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is from the earth belongs to the earth, and speaks as one from the earth. The one who comes from heaven is above all.”
In Luke the Son of God is clearly different than John who is identified as the son of man. Mt 17:11-13 is where John is clearly identified as being the Son of Man:
Mt 17:11:13: “Jesus replied, "To be sure, Elijah comes and will restore all things. But I tell you, Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but have done to him everything they wished. In the same way the Son of Man is going to suffer at their hands." Then the disciples understood that he was talking to them about John the Baptist.”
In Luke 1:35 the Son of God comes from the Most High: "The angel answered, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God."
In Luke 1:76 John, though, is referred to as the prophet of the Most High and not the Son of God: "And you, my child, will be called a prophet of the Most High".
In the Gospel of John, John clearly confesses that he is not the Christ, and not even a Prophet:
Jn 1:19-21: “Now this was John’s testimony when the Jews of Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was. He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, “I am not the Christ.” They asked him, “then who are you? Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” He answered, “No.”
John is beheaded by Herod Mt 14:1-12, Mk 6:14-29 to be made "upside-down inside handcuffs" (Dylan "It's Alright, Ma, I'm Only Bleeding) See Luke 1:41: "When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the baby leaped in her womb"
John is the slain lamb held for ransom, the gold refined by fire to purchase back your soul in the Book of Revelation, beheaded under the altar, repressed and denied entry into the city, dressed in white robes made white by the blazing fire of the sun. He is slain by the son of man in Rev 1:17 on the 8th day. He is the beast of the seas whose fatal wound was healed Rev 13:3, and identifies himself as a dragon standing by the seashore. See Rev 13:1 (ancient authentic manuscript version-see footnotes in your Gospel) “And I (the dragon) stood on the shore of the sea.” Daniel 11:45 references this also “He will pitch his royal tents between the seas at the beautiful holy mountain. Yet he will come to his end, and no one will help him.” These are metaphors for that which is repressed in emotion. A person acting as the repressor and that which is being repressed are unique objects of measurement, and Simon son of Jonah Mt 16:17, and Simon son of John Jn 21:15-17 are both metaphors for the image of the word, an 8th king image of the beast Rev 13:14, Rev 17:11, and that which Rev 17:8 refers to as “The beast, which you saw, once was, now is not, and will come up out of the Abyss and go to his destruction.” and who Mt 16:23 Jesus identifies as Satan: “Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men.”
When John, a metaphor for our body that witnesses our word in memory, says he speaks as one from the earth (John 3:27-31), John is telling us he represents when our body is communicating through images and emotions independent of our creative power. He is the reed swayed by the wind (Mt 11: 7) giving breath to the image of the beast ( Rev 13: 15), those least in the Kingdom of Heaven greater than John because he is forcefully advancing it (Mt 11: 11-12), calling out from the desert inner rooms where the false Christs are (Mt 24: 23-28), the shepherd who is really a wolf at the door attempting to enter your mind ( Jn 10: 1-18). And John is the false prophet in the book of Revelation.
The multitudes from from every nation, tribe, people and language Rev 7:9, Rev 17: 15 are metaphors for the images of the word in the scarlet beast that are found in the waters, the emotions, of your body, that the woman, the city, your mind sits upon. They are the slain under the altar, the ransomed lambs to purchase back your soul for gold refined in the fire, kept in white robes under a tent to keep their shameful nakedness from being seen, they are repressed and denied entry into the city in your mind:
Rev 6:9-11: "When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained. They called out in a loud voice, "How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?" Then each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to wait a little longer, until the number of their fellow servants and brothers who were to be killed as they had been was completed."
These represent the memories you are ashamed of, that are covered in white garments to cover their shameful nakedness (Rev 3v 18, Rev 7 v9, Rev 7: 14-17, ) , they are repressed and denied entry into the gates of City of Jerusalem that is your mind.
Freud, the great psychologist, measured repression and denial and it is now commonly accepted by both the scientific community and general public. That acknowledged, it is important to note that which is being repressed is unique from that which is repressing it, indicating the body itself produces something coming out of emotion into our mind, that is then repressed and not allowed entry into the city, it seems that "natures beast fears as they come" (Dylan "Dark Eyes"). This object being repressed is that which is kept in the dungeon like a beheaded slain lamb under the altar (Rev 6:9-11), to be ransomed and purchased as gold refined by fire, kept under a tent in emotion, in the temple of the son of man in the old kingdom of heaven and earth (Rev 7:14-17), to keep them from scorching heat of the sun, that is the son of man accusing our people day and night (Rev 12:10) in the form of a vile, depraved conscience, that we cannot let be our guide, we have to keep it satisfied (Dylan "Man in the Long Black Coat) who sets himself up in God's temple (our bodies are the temple) proclaiming himself to be God.
Here are a series of passages to reflect upon:
2Th 2:4: "He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God's temple, proclaiming himself to be God."
Rev 7:13-17: “Then one of the elders asked me, "These in white robes-who are they, and where did they come from? I answered, "Sir, you know." And he said, "These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore,"they are before the throne of God and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will spread his tent over them. Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat upon them, nor any scorching heat. For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; he will lead them to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."
The above describes the old kingdom of heaven and earth, where our peoples are kept in darkness in the Sea of Galilee (emotion) by an accusing son of man blazing sun that is our conscience. They are the peoples, and multitudes in the waters that the woman sits upon.
The woman is a metaphor for your mind and she sits upon the body, which is the scarlet beast.
Rev 17:3: "Then the angel carried me away in the Spirit into a desert. There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns."
Rev 17:15: "Then the angel said to me, "The waters you saw, where the prostitute sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations and languages."
It is interesting to note upon the victory of the White Horse, that is the word of God in Rev 19:11-21, and the passing of the old kingdom of heaven and earth, when the new heaven and new earth is established, and the dwelling of God will be with men, it is God who will wipe every tear from their eyes, and the water of life is given without cost, God Almighty reclaims the first and the last, and has the blazing eyes of fire, and John will “Worship God” and not fall down to be a circumcised ransom lamb false prophet to the beast of the earth.
Rev 21:1-7: "Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!" Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true."He said to me: "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life. He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son."
Equally important upon the establishment of a new heaven and new earth, is there will be no temple in the city, and the cities gates will never be shut, because there will be no night there.
Rev 21:22-26: "I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it. On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it."
I am a New Order, New Age and New Covenant Gospel Rock and Roller preaching the Gospel to the world in the tradition of Dylan and Springsteen. My songs metaphorically interpret the Bible and book of Revelation, helping to shine a light upon Bob Dylan’s lyrical clues. I serve the Spirit of the Lord, and dedicate my eternal Star to serving my King the Holy Spirit of Truth (Isaiah chapter 11 and 2 Corinthians 3:17) and proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor, the day of God’s Salvation and the New Covenant (Luke 4:18-19, Isaiah chapter 61, 2 Corinthians 6:1-2, Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 8:7-13) by measuring the temple, unsealing the scroll in the book of Revelation and preaching the true metaphoric interpretation of the Gospel to the world inspired by Mt 13:35 and Ps 78:2 that states “I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter things hidden since the creation of the world." Visit my home pages to view my complete lyrics, Gospel references, notes and sketches. Thank-you to all my friends who visit my pages, listen to my songs, and read my notes. Your friend and brother, Leslie aka Jesse Hughes
Gospel references for these songs and spoken words are the same as my recent song and spoken word posts:
(Please note that a Jew and Israelite in a metaphoric interpretation of the Gospel is not a person of Jewish heritage, it is a metaphor for a part of all of us that is a Jew within and another part of us that is a Gentile within -see Romans 2:28-29- and how these two parts become one in Ephesians 2:14-22, Ezekiel 37:15-17 and Romans 3:27-31, also how there are those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars- see Revelations 3:9)
• Acts 23:1-3 Paul struck down
• Acts 12: 1-3 James slain and Peter seized
• Ge 42:24 Simeon bound
• Ge 42:36, Ge 44:2, Ge 47:21, Ge 46:4, Ex 6:2-4, Jacob and Benjamin deceived
• Mt 14:1-12, Mk 6:14-29, Lk 3:19-20 John beheaded
• Ge 41:41-43 Joseph rides a chariot in front of Pharaoh
• Acts 4:36-5:1-11 Joseph’s property stolen by the devil
• Jn 8:31-58 children of the devil and father of lies
• 2Co 11:12-15 Satan masquerades as an angel of light
• Acts 8:30-31, 2Ti 3:15, Philip’s who never had Bible since infancy
• Acts 22:12, Ro 2:13 Devout observers and those who obey the law
• 2Ti 3:8 Jannes and Jambres oppose Moses and the truth
• Ro 1:18 The wicked men who suppress the truth
• Isa 32:1-8 Scoundrels no longer respected
• Ge 9:25, Ex 6:2-4 Noah curses Canaan
• 1Co 10:1-5, Heb 3:1 to 4:16, Heb 11:13-16 God displeased with the disobedient images of God’s word in the human ancestry of Christ that do not return like Enoch to the city of God
• The Books of Romans, Galatians, and Jude, 2Pe Chpt 2, Titus 1:10-16, Isa 14:1-27
Revelation Timeline references that inspired this song include:
God Almighty and Son of God Revelation timeline references: Rev 1:8, Rev 12:10, Rev 16:5, Rev 21:6 and Rev 22:13.
John and Son of Man Revelation timeline references: Rev 1:4, Rev 1:17, Rev 4:8, Rev 11:17, Rev 17:8, Rev 17:11, Rev 19:10, Rev 22:8-9.
Gospel References that inspired this song include: Ezekiel Chapters 29-32, Isaiah Chapters 11, 14, 28, 44 and 61, Jeremiah Chapter 46, and Jer 31:31-34, Heb 8:7-13, Rev 6:1-9, Rev 6:9-11, Rev 7:2-8, Rev 7:13-17, Rev 12:1-12, Rev 13, Mt 19:28, Rev 4 & 5, Rev 16:4-16, Rev 17:1-18, Rev 19:11-21 Rev 21 & 22, Dt 32:15-17, Jn 16:5-15, Lk 10:18, Mt 16:23, Mk 8:33, Mt 24:27, Lk 17:22-24, Rev 4:5, Rev 19:10, Rev 22:8-9, 2Th 2:4, Rev 15:7 to Rev 16:16, Rev 12:1 to Rev 13:18, Mt 14:1-12, Mk 6:14-12, Lk 3:19-20, Heb 3:1 to Heb 5:10, Heb 9:9-10, Zec chapter 3, Heb 8:7-13, Jer 31:31-34, Heb 10:15-18, Gal 5:14, 2Co chapter 3, the book of Jude, Tit 1:10-16, 2Pe chapter 2, Mt chapter 23, Heb 11:13-16, Ex 6:2-4, Jn 3:27-31, Jn chapter 1, 2Cor 4:4, Col 1:15, 1Co 11:3, Ro 1:18-23, Ro 10:6-9, Ro 9:5, Acts 23:1-3, Acts 24:24, Acts 5:1-10, Isa 14:3-23, 2Co 11:13-15, 1Sa 8:4-18, Isa 28:9-22, Mk 7:1-23, Ro 14:1-4, Col 2:8-23, 1Ti 4:1-7, Mt 21:24-27, Mk 11:27-33, Lk 20:1-8, Phm1:1, Phm 1:9, Phm 1:23, Acts 8:29-31, Jn 14:8-16, 1Jn 2:22-27, 2Co 3:17, Lk 4:19, 2Co 6:2, Lk 20:41-47, Mt 22:41-46, Mk 12:35-37, Gal 3:16-20, Jn 8:31-58, Rev 3:9, Ro 2:17-29, Heb 10:1-9, Heb chapter 7, Gal 5:2-14, Acts 13:20-23 and most importantly by the Holy Spirit 2Co 3:17 “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom”, and as Gal 5:14 says “The entire law is summed in a single command “Love your neighbor as yourself”.