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How Wrestling God Awakened Jacob’s Pineal Gland

by Joshua Tilghman on March 15, 2012


I don’t think God has ever been in a WWF ring, but there is a recorded event in the Bible which could be the ancient equivalent, at least if it were interpreted literally. Did Jacob, Abraham’s grandson, really wrestle God like the scripture seems to say he did? If so, it would be one of the stranger stories of the Bible. But we can rest assured the story isn’t about a man wrestling the Almighty. So what’s the story really about, and how can it help us in our spiritual journey?

As it turns out, this story is quite profound! It was meant to teach us about God, and more importantly, it teaches us about a spiritual journey “within”. It is the same “within” that Jesus speaks of when he states that the Kingdom of God is within you.

Let’s dive into the wrestling match of Jacob and God in Genesis to understand what I mean. Jacob’s wrestling match with God takes place near the end of Genesis chapter 32. Jacob is in the process of returning to the land God promised Abraham. At one point in the journey, Jacob divides up his family and animals into different companies and sends them ahead while he stays back on one side of a creek. He is completely alone. According to the Biblical story, something strange happens that night; a mysterious man wrestles with him until daybreak. But who is this mystery man and where did he come from? The story gets even stranger. This mystery man could not beat Jacob at the wrestling match, but he is able to dislocate Jacob’s thigh. This same man then tries to leave once morning comes, but Jacob doesn’t let him, at least not until he gets a blessing from the man. When all is said and done, the man tells Jacob that “…Thy name shall no more be called Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and has prevailed.” (Gen 32:28).

Here we get our first hint that the mystery man is God himself. The fact that the Biblical author means the mystery man to be God is revealed two verses later:

“And Jacob called the place Peniel: for I have seen God face to face, and my life is preserved.” (Gen 32:30).

A couple of things to note here: first we see that the mystery man Jacob wrestled with is God himself. Second we see that Jacob prevailed in the struggle with God. If we think about all of this literally, it makes no sense. So, as always, I ask the question: what is the real spirit of the scripture in this story?

I want you to notice that Jacob said he saw God “face to face.” This is where things get really interesting. While Jacob did not see a literal face, he did see God, or at least the Biblical writer’s concept of God. It just wasn’t with the physical eyes. There’s a special word in verse 30 that tips us off to what this whole experience was really about, and although it’s not common knowledge, ancient world stories were full of this kind of experience. It all has to do with the word “Peniel.” Verse thirty already told us that Peniel was the name Jacob gave the place where the wrestling match with God happened. But that’s not what’s important. What is important is that “Peniel” is meant to be a real place inside you! Now pay attention, because this is how the story of Jacob’s wrestling match affects you.

There is a special gland that sits at the center of the brain called the Pineal gland. In ancient cultures it was known as the “third eye.” It is known as an eye because the Pineal gland in your brain has a special relationship to light. Just like the retina of your physical eyes, the Pineal gland also contains light-sensitive cells. In fact, they are similar to some of the cells that make up the retina.

I now want you to dwell on a very important quote by Jesus given in Matthew so that you understand how serious this is:

“…The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.” (Matthew 6:22).

Jesus is not talking about the two eyes that you see the physical world with. Rather, he is talking about your Pineal gland, or what ancient cultures called the “third eye!” Jesus refers to this as a single eye because the pineal gland would not have a left and right hemisphere like your brain.

So what does Jesus’ statement and Jacob’s experience mean to you?

A pineal gland that is “full of light” is representative of an extraordinary spiritual experience, where we transcend consciousness on the physical plane and merge with God on the spiritual plane. The pineal gland has more to do with the seat of the soul and consciousness than the actual brain, and thus, this type of experience with the pineal gland could expand your consciousness. At least this is what the spiritual men of many ancient cultures believed, and since even modern medical science still sees the pineal gland as an enigma, I wouldn’t be so quick to pass this off as ancient hogwash. We do know that the pineal gland regulates and affects sleeping and waking patterns through its interpretation of light.

With that being said, it would now be a good time to remind you of the fact that the Bible states “God is light.” So could it be that the Biblical authors are trying to explain a profound mystery about God and our consciousness through spiritual language and symbols? Of course!

Returning to the story of Jacob’s wrestling match, it is important for us to understand what is meant when the Genesis author states that Jacob saw God “face to face.” Remember, this statement is made in conjunction with naming the wrestling match location “Peniel” (don’t let the different spelling fool you). We can now say that the light of the pineal gland is associated with God’s face! In other words, it is symbolic of experiencing the light of God beyond the physical plane of the five senses. And somehow the physical pineal gland is a doorway of sorts to a higher reality. Let me state that again for anyone who might be confused. Your pineal gland could be a doorway to a higher state of consciousness. This does not mean that the physical you goes anywhere, but rather, the higher you is realized by a spiritual experience where your pineal gland is awakened.

Now notice that the scripture story states that Jacob was “alone” when this encounter with God happened. This signifies the necessity of going to our prayer closet to get in touch with our inner selves through prayer and meditation. Meditation is one preferred method of having this type of Pineal, or Peniel, experience. Meditation is the key. Meditation has a profound effect on consciousness, and I believe it is one method that can energetically awaken the pineal gland, or your third eye.

For anyone who is still not sure how real this experience can be, I suggest you do some research into what the ancients believed about the “third eye.” I would also remind you of the fact that Jesus clearly stated that the kingdom does not come by observation (seeing of the physical eyes), but that the Kingdom of God has to be realized “within” us.

Please don’t think this experience is going to be quick. If you read Jacob’s life story, you’ll soon discover that life was tough on him, and he traveled a long hard road. But in the end Jacob finally had this Peniel experience that made him “Israel” (remember the name change) instead of Jacob. Jacob was a physical man. Israel was a spiritual man. This is also why Paul tells us that an Israelite has nothing to do with a blood line, but it is a spiritual definition. A spiritual Israelite is one who has had the Peniel experience. Think about Paul’s experience on the road to Dasmascus. Didn’t he have some kind of spiritual revelation of Christ through the presence of a “bright light!?”

I believe the Peniel experience is a type of born again experience. It is also a resurrection experience. If you wish to have this experience too, I recommend that you get to your prayer closet and start a meditation program!

I hope this article has helped go beneath the literal interpretation of the scripture and reveal to you the hidden mysterious of the Kingdom. If you enjoyed this article, consider sharing it on your favorite social network.

 

 

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1 upperroom March 30, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Dear Joshua,
Wow. That is heavy. What a revelation…Good for you. Thank you for sharing. The Bible is so cool and deeply intense, it is fascinating. I love to study it and it sure looks like you have! I love your site and you write very well. I am still blown away by the third eye and the light.
Keep seeking and searching and He will delightfully reveal to you more and more. Jesus is perfect love…and love shines bright.
Can’t wait to read more. Thank you and God bless you.
upperroom738

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2 upperroom March 30, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Dear Joshua,
WOW! What a revelation…that was heavy…and very intense. Good for you and thank you for sharing. Awesome. The Bible is the most fascinating book and I love to study it. It sure looks like you do too and have a sincere interest in finding out the truth. You write very well and you seem to naturally “make it plain”. I enjoyed reading your article and it blew me away. I will keep up with your site, which I think is very cool. Now I am ready to run to my secret place and have my own encouter (like Jacobs’ and Paul). I have had encouters with Jesus and God however, I have not seen their faces. smile.
God bless you.
upperroom738

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3 Joshua Tilghman April 8, 2012 at 11:01 am

Thank you for reading and commenting. Seeing God’s face can be a long road until the process is realized. Don’t give up!

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4 Jami March 30, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Hey Josh!
That is incredible. You have great insight and the way you wrote it is just as exciting as what I was reading. Hope that made sense-
Just thought I’d let you know I am going to recommend your site to a couple of pastors I know, even though we know the Holy Spirit is our source within that reveals all truth but you have to want to know and search it out. I am really proud of you, very impressive. Can’t wait to see you. Until then I will keep on reading. Love you and Jess.
Jami

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5 Joshua Tilghman April 1, 2012 at 10:31 am

Thanks, Jami. The Bible gives us so much wisdom when we internalize the stories spiritually, which is the way it was meant to be.

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6 Norm Dahm April 6, 2012 at 10:30 am

Hi Josh,
just thought you would be interested to know that the human body functions on a circadian system of homeostasis which is mainly regulated by the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) in the hypothamus.
The SCN is the timekeeper of the circadian system and without going into depth about the different receptors in the pineal gland, it has been proven that the SCN regulates the amount of melatonin that the pineal gland produces.
Interestingly it is not light that stimulates production of melatonin. It is darkness. It makes sense that we eventually become tired toward the end of the day as our melatonin becomes depleted.
It has also been shown that when you put people in a lighted room at night, they don’t sleep as well.
I’ll be interested to hear your explanation of the pineal gland being our “third eye” and the reason Jesus referred to the pineal gland as the “eye” when we know that the pineal gland produces melatonin in response to darkness.
I really enjoy reading your blogs. Keep up the good work!

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7 Joshua Tilghman April 8, 2012 at 11:13 am

Norm,

Thank you for sharing your medical knowledge on this fascinating subject. It is greatly appreciated. You are right that darkness stimulates the produciton of melatonin. However, light is necessary in the process. The pineal gland as a whole works off the cycle of night and day. Both light and darkness are important for our spiritual and physical health since both help the pineal gland to correctly regulate many aspects of our physical being. While melatonin is a very important hormone, the pineal gland is responsible for so much more. Too much darkness causes too much melatonin which causes depression and other such maladies. Winter blues anyone? So as you can see, light is the key to a healthy cycle as well.

The pineal gland was understood by Christ to be a doorway between physical and spiritual existence, which is really two sides of the same coin. The pineal gland is a regulator of well-balanced existence, making you whole, both spiritually and physically. “If you eye be single, then your whole body will be full of light.” The ancients understood that the spirit world was not just something to attain on the “other side,” but rather a condition of your present life within you, which is really the point of this article. Jacob met God “face to face” in his physical existence. We are meant to do the same!

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8 Norm April 19, 2012 at 11:33 am

Good answer Josh

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9 Ronald J. Foreman April 30, 2013 at 12:33 pm

Shedding more light on the subject: Psalm 139:7-12 (New Life Translation)

Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I run away from where You are?
If I go up to heaven, You are there!
If I make my bed in the place of the dead, You are there!
If I take the wings of the morning or live in the farthest part of the sea,
even there Your hand will lead me and Your right hand will hold me.

If I say, “For sure the darkness will cover me and the light around me will be night,”
even the darkness is not dark to You, and the night is as bright as the day.

Darkness and light are the same to You.

… and speaking of God’s face and light: Psalm 67:1

May God show loving-kindness toward us and bring good to us.
May He make His face shine upon us.

… and from the Apostle Paul: 2 Corinthians 3:6-8

The Law of Moses was written on stone and it brought death.
But God’s shining-greatness was seen when it was given (to Moses).
When Moses took it to the Jews, they could not look at his face because of the bright light. But that bright light in his face began to pass away.

The new way of life through the Holy Spirit comes with much more shining-greatness.

If the Law of Moses, that leads to death, came in shining-greatness, how much greater and brighter is the light that makes us right with God?

… and Paul’s reference to seeing face to face: 1 Corinthians 13:12

What we see now is like a dim image in a mirror;
then we shall see face-to-face.
What I know now is only partial; then it will be complete
—as complete as God’s knowledge of me.

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10 Joshua Tilghman May 1, 2013 at 9:28 pm

Ronald,

Thanks for pointing out these scriptures and giving us more to think about here.

11 Norm April 19, 2012 at 11:37 am

Josh,
your writings stimulate questions for people who want to know how scripture relates to their lives.
Keep up the good work
Norm

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12 Pat June 15, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Very interesting thank you.

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13 yolanda August 12, 2012 at 9:30 pm

This is a great article! I’ve recently been talking to our creator concerning our 3rd eye and the verses that came to me were the same ones you put in here. Its difficult letting go of the old traditions but its nice to see I’m not alone in this journey…I believe th bible talks about th 3rd eye in more places..like revelations when john is in the spirit..this is great. Thank you so much for your input

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14 Joshua Tilghman August 12, 2012 at 10:10 pm

Yolanda,

Thanks for the encouragement. And yes, the third eye is a very important theme in the scriptures in many, many places. I am glad that you already know and understand these scriptures intuitively. That’s awesome progress. Please feel free to share any other insight that you have gained in your journey. My main wish is that all of the religious would learn to seek spiritually. Thanks for your input into the world. God bless, feel free to comment any time in the future.

Josh

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15 Canis Major November 6, 2012 at 6:20 am

Interesting detail. Good work! This makes Old Testament scriptures more exciting!

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16 Joshua Tilghman November 6, 2012 at 7:06 pm

Canis,

Thank you. It certainly does bring a new dimension to the Old Testament. Blessings!

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17 Carol November 11, 2012 at 7:54 am

Great insight. What does Jacob’s ladder represent? What does Jacob’s dislocated thighbone signify?

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18 Joshua Tilghman November 11, 2012 at 10:27 am

Hi Carol,

Jacob’s thighbone being dislocated represents Jacob not relying on his own strength anymore. The thigh is symbolic of the ego and lower man. Jacob may have walked with a limp, but he still prevailed and became Israel, a true spiritual man operating from his higher nature. Jacob’s ladder is symbolic of the ascension process. Your questions make me want to do another blog post further explaining these concepts. Will get to it when I can.

Thanks for commenting.

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19 Norm Dahm November 14, 2012 at 2:22 pm

hi Josh
I was wondering if you knew there is a Buddist-Hindu advert. on your blog .
It says “take the Chakra test.
Your blogs are great, & very informative.
You’re a special guy Josh.

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20 mike January 5, 2013 at 8:33 pm

I think that the “wrestling match” was with the thoughts of his lower mind, not with God. He stood “by a creek” which is water that is shallow and running rapidly. Water is thought, and shallow is left brain thoughts. He stays back “alone” which indicates meditation.

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21 Ronald J. Foreman April 30, 2013 at 8:04 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuFrf-UMOWk

1. I want to walk as a child of the light;
I want to follow Jesus.
God set the stars to give light to the world;
the star of my life is Jesus.

Refrain
In him there is no darkness at all;
the night and the day are both alike.
The Lamb is the light of the city of God:
Shine in my heart, Lord Jesus.

2. I want to see the brightness of God;
I want to look at Jesus.
Clear Sun of righteousness, shine on my path,
and show me the way to the Father.

3. I’m looking for the coming of Christ;
I want to be with Jesus.
When we have run with patience the race,
we shall know the joy of Jesus.

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22 Joshua Tilghman May 1, 2013 at 9:27 pm

Ronald,

Thanks for taking the time to comment. I appreciate it.

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23 Geoffrey August 10, 2013 at 10:48 pm

I have had so many peniel lifting up experiences I have lost count .As Paul said I have seen and heard things that man was probably not meant to see while in the body. Some of these things I can not hope to explain others are obvious .They bring you to a place of total humility knowing while you could never be worthy of such things you were still chosen for some reason related to your openness to receive .I have tried through my poetry to pass on a small amount of this but not well enough . God bless all seekers for in time they will find geoffrey

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24 Tony November 30, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Greetings Joshua
Is the third eye the same as the sixth sense?
Mediums and psychics are they in the same class as Jacob or Paul,?
I have seen movies like the sixth sense, medium series, ghost whisperer

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25 Tony November 30, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Genesis 32:29-31
30 So Jacob called the place Peniel, [a] saying, “It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life was spared.” (Pineal = Light = God)

John 1:9 There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man.

The light of God enlightens every person born (coming into the world), and it is through the Pineal (Peniel – single eye/third eye) that we see this light, and through Jesus Christ, we see the face of God

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26 Joshua Tilghman December 1, 2013 at 12:28 pm

Thanks for commenting, Tony.

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27 charlie December 5, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Ive been studying all types of material concerning the third eye,levels of conciousness, the Bible and whatever info i can come across. Somewhere in the bible i read where it says foolish is the man the takes the words in this book and follows it by the letter ..meaning that the biblein almost every story has some type of other meaning in regards to that state of consciousness where i believe God wants us to be. Which is the holy spirit or the kindom of God…it all plays in to the law of attraction and what not…if you have any other sources to study i would like to know ..and im wondering is this penial place a place where good and evil can be manifested? Is it more bad than good ? We all have heard of the illumanti or the eye of horus …being someone who grew up in the gospel its hard to go to other christains and dicuss this. But i cant deny the connection to it all what do you think?

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28 Joshua Tilghman December 7, 2013 at 10:57 am

Charlie,

Thanks for your comments. The pineal gland is not something bad. It’s a gateway into the spiritual. What can be bad is trying to force kundalini and the opening of the chakra related to the pineal gland. Conscious effort over time is the best way to develop spiritually, and this is not a road that we must force. It is a road that we come to live. Meditation and living in the NOW are some of the best ways to live it. There are plenty of good articles on this blog and over the internet that teach these lifestyles. Ultimately you have to choose the path that feels most comfortable to you, but I would certainly recommend the Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle and maybe even a simple guide to meditation if you aren’t familiar with it.

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29 Luke Edwareds January 16, 2014 at 11:21 am

I have found how to open our penial gland, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvME_EylPXU&lc=bmIQpW3z76EwAKmsW4pzmwroCwnIMpV5EcvpgNSg-Is , it’s a meditation audio as soon as i heard it i felt very happy and i was smiling, i closed my eyes, i breathed deeply in and out, and i felt very very happy, i also was with god i believe, at first i was just seeing blue swirls with darkness, then i saw white and blue together twice, i saw a blue image of one single eye, i believe i was with GOD! This happened twice while the audio was playing, i think but i definitely remember seeing a light and blue swirls/images, also the light opend up as a door would and bring light with it. I am so happy i’ve been with god, do you think we could see the Kingdom of Heaven this way?

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30 Luke Edwareds January 16, 2014 at 11:36 am

Oh i also Forgot , God Bless!

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31 Yoeli January 27, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Hi, this is for sure very complex and very well explain all about this research. I would said before I ask that I am studying about this amazing subject and Im very insight of the Holy Word of Almighty. I respect all I’ve read.
- Where in the Bible Paul Speaks about Israel not being a Bloodline?
Hope for your reply soon.
-Would like you to bravely clarify about what happened while Jacob brought his family to the other place. I just quite don’t remembered he sending them, but instead bringing then to the other place and coming back from that particular place he went with his family. I know it Might not be as necessary to be exact about what happened, but such a great work of Yours should not be spoiled or mislead for just a simple detail.
Thanks in advanced.

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32 Norm Dahm January 31, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Hey Josh,
Is wordpress any good for blogs – please see and comment.
thanks

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33 JR February 1, 2014 at 5:49 am

This was an interesting read I must say…. I am a FIRM believer in Christ and I started having those swirly vibrations centered in the back of my head about 10 years ago and would hear audible voices and having all types of prophetic visions and out of body experiences while having that experience. I would have them without the swirly vibrations on the back of my head too though but it was just weird when that sensation would come over me. For years, I simply summed it up to God drilling some sense in my head. Recently, I started to do a study on the brain and sure enough it linked with the Peniel Gland. Very peculiar. I even tested the spirit with these odd experiences and would come against it in the name of Jesus but it still continued. During one experience of MANY, I LITERALLY had a full fledged conversation with an Angel as I think it was, word for word. I did not see it in that particular experience BUT it was definitely in the room and SPEAKING audibly. During those swirly vibrating drilling tickling feeling on the back of my head it is really deep and unlike just seeing a regular dream or vision or hearing from God inwardly. It is SOMETHING totally different and I personally feel the heat all around me. I have ALWAYS wondered about it as I do NOT fool around with no evil mess. Over the years, I have learned NOW to just relax when it starts to happen. It happens randomly and frequently at times. I don’t induce NOTHING like those folks that are into foolishness. I can even feel it when it is about to happen at times. I am most certainly open minded as I know that there is MUCH that we do not know concerning the mysteries of God and all the deeper revelations that are written in the inspired Word of God. I know the scripture states in Jeremiah —> Call unto me and I will show you great and might things in which you do not know. Good read. Has anyone else here experienced these types of things? If so, what have you learned and experienced? Please share. ***Christ Preacher***

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34 Stephen February 23, 2014 at 11:52 am

It was a interesting article:

The writer brushed past an important piece of the story-completely over looking the why Jacob divided up and sends family and animals ahead. The article writer says,
“At one point in the journey, Jacob divides up his family and animals into different companies and sends them ahead while he stays back on one side of a creek.”
This is an important part of the story continued and explained in Genesis. Jacob sent gifts ahead to Esau, his brother, whom Jacob stole the birthright blessing when they were children, which is important as to why Jacob is wrestling with God in the first place. (Technically Esau would have received the blessing because he was the first born) so the story gets deeper than the writers version.

My question to the writer would be what am I to meditate on with my pineal gland?

It seems that the author introduces the pineal gland as the way to God, but doesn’t that begin to glorify our limited physical faculties and diminish the purpose of Jesus and the cross? We are too deep in brokenness and sin to connect with God by any means, let’s face it we can’t even do righteous to the people who we do see, feel, and touch. We suck in relationships with humans, and we fail at reaching many if our goals that provide basic necessities we need like food, shelter, etc., so how are we some how able to meditate with a clean pineal gland and reach the Almighty of good? God would have to come to us, because we are unworthy per reality, if we can’t hold a candle to people with physical nature, how on earth, are we going to dial God? Its illogical. Jacob was wrestling with God the way you and I wrestle with Him. Its the fight between our will vs. His will. We won’t get blessed until we yield to Him. In Jacobs time they had a special revelation and covenant with God that they needed to be apart of and now we have the New Testament which is the new covenant (the final piece we will have until He returns) through Jesus.

The most important thing also not to miss then is that no matter how much meditation we focus on, the only way is Jesus. Faith that He is Son of God, the Word of God manifested in the flesh. To take that deeper He is also part of the Holy Trinity we know about, the three natures of God. He died on the cross for our sins and brokenness and was risen on the third day and we are to give our life to Him who paid for it on the cross. Christinity is deep but the core of it is simple and out of this world at the same time! While we were in sin and enemies to God, God shows us His beyond human comprehension love to us by sending His only Son to die on a cross in place of His enemy (us). I think we can easily get enticed to go right or left but the theme of the Gospel is not complex mysterious intelligence but mind bending love served on a cross. Paul says “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his cunning, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” We just don’t want to mediate for meditation sake, that can be dangerous. Christianity is about the ONE way to God! Jesus didn’t say no one comes to the father but through your pineal gland, or pineal gland + Me. Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.”

I just know its easy for the flesh to get caught up in mystery and mystical but the Way is crystal clear and narrow.

Best,

Stephen

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35 Joshua Tilghman March 1, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Stephen,

Good questions. I use to have the same ones. I think the best way to explain this is to remember that the kingdom of God is “within” us. Therefore Jesus Christ as “the way” represents going within ourselves to discover that kingdom which the Gospel writers refer to as God. Remember also that Jesus says the kingdom does not come with observation. In other words, it’s not something we can discover “outside” ourselves through doctrine, dogma, and even belief. All belief is tainted with the rational mind, which can never reach God. Jesus Christ represents that which is already within us and that which we have to discover through crucifying our own ego on Golgotha (the place of the skull, mind) as Jesus did.

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36 last adam April 3, 2014 at 2:51 pm

Joshua, profound crucifying our own ego at Golgotha = mind! Very deep! Very blessed love reading your comments I just found you today. I look forward to reading more of your articles!

I know Golgotha is also prophecy of how Christ will be crucified in the minds of many people in the last days who will take the mark of the beast. (mt 24:10) But I know from studying that many things in scripture has more than one meaning…. Judges 4=killing our ego at Golgotha = the mind!
Jael’s takes a nail to the temple of Sisera the name Sisera means servant of Ra. Which I see the story being about us killing off the false Christ in our life. Isaiah 30:1-3 God warns his people not to trust in Egypt. Ra is a sun god a false Christ. The gods of Egypt were born on dec 25 raised from the dead. God also warns that they would preach another Jesus (2cor11:1-4). Most people have received another Jesus!
so blessed by you Joshua!

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37 Joshua Tilghman April 4, 2014 at 7:50 pm

Thanks for the comment, Adam.

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38 Bob March 17, 2014 at 12:17 am

I completely agree, all the other posts are making some transcendental leap that does not exist and is cultish. Thank you for adding the truth, the way, and the light; Jesus Christ. FYI my good friend is named Steve and he is a Lutheran pastor, you sound just like him.

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39 Joshua Tilghman March 22, 2014 at 11:51 pm

Thanks Bob. Blessings.

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40 Adam March 7, 2014 at 1:47 am

Great article, very rare for me to come across another believer who practices meditation the way you describe. I believe you are correct in that Jacob was changed to a spiritual man through this ordeal. The wrestling represents God coming into our lives, and the thigh is Gods everlasting change in our life. The pineal use however can be for good or evil, as others may know. Satan is also a spiritual being and deals with people in like manner. Hence your secret society members and world leaders, who are all part of secret cults. Be careful going down the rabbit hole, if you do make sure you go with God.

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41 Bridget March 20, 2014 at 9:29 pm

Hello.

This is my first time coming across anything about pineal gland since a spiritual experience 8 months ago that has profoundly changed me from the inside. It’s a very sacred, precious and intimate moment for me so I hope others will be respectful with open minds as well as love.

I was sleeping when I began to feel something tapping me on my forehead between my eyes. It felt like the placement of where my third eye resonates. As I opened my eyes, this tapping continued. I saw nothing with my physical eyes above or on the side of me. I saw nothing but the tapping continued. I remembered feeling immense peace and knew instinctively it was Jesus. How I knew this? I don’t know as I was never participated in religion nor ever read a bible before this experience. After this experience however it has changed me, and my life. I began that very day picking up the bible and studying it as well as anything I could get my hands on about Jesus including the lost gospels at Nag Hammadi Library. At first, these gospels frightened me because even though I was spiritual I have a dad who has been greatly influential in my spiritual growth since I was in my teens. He didn’t believe Jesus was God only a prophet, and yes he believes in the Old Testament so I struggled greatly with the lost gospels. I would study them and than run from them in horror and than Jesus would keep bringing me back as now I know, He was helping me overcome things inside myself so that I could see and hear the truth. He needed to turn away from fear and the more I faced it in these past 8 months, the more error and illusion I would begin to see in my daily life as well as in others. Then finally I began dreaming dreams that confirmed my time had arrived and so I went back to the lost gospels for probably the fifth time. This time was different. I felt no fear, only peace which was so strange because once again I overcome. Again!

A few days after the tapping, 8 months ago, I saw a vision of a door glowing, radiating along the door. I searched everywhere for truth in this vision however every scripture at that time (before lost gospels) bible always spoke about an OPEN DOOR. My door was not open. It was just a door that had glowing light coming from behind it. For 8 months, I had out this “door” into the back of my mind because my spirit knew it was important and what I had found wasn’t matching my spirit in truth so I just waited patiently for the unveiling. just this week, it came, the truth. I had a dream about a scripture. Although, I couldn’t read the words w my eyes. My spirit interpreted. What my spirit picked up was that god of Israel, Old Testament is demuirge god and one of the archons we must pass through to get to Heaven. I woke with affirmation that also aligned perfectly with what I had been studying that week about god of Israel being a false god. Next, mind blowing, difficult explain unveilings poured into my mind. As I moved along through them, I grew in awareness. Anyhow, my experiences brought me to your page, this page today where I am reading my own experience in spirit and felt in physical. I can find nothing about anyone having an experience like I had that doesn’t involve mediation or self tapping forehead. Has anyone heard of spirit doing the tapping? If not, why would Jesus select me? What is so special about me?

Jesus has saved me from a rare illness and many others to follow. He changed me and healed me. I have been 8years in remission with a rare illness that I should have died 9years ago from. Anyhow, my pops always told me that I was saved for a reason but however lovely that sounds, it’s difficult to comprehend. I often think about the events, conflicts, works of service during the time of the tapping which I knew in that moment was REBIRTH WHILE IN THE FLESH as I changed in a blink of an eye. Things I struggled with a day prior with, no longer phased me. My entire family has taken notice even creating a believer out of my kids and fiancé to Jesus. Although, they have been extremely irritated with me for these 8 months as I can’t do anything but think, feel, study, analyze – breathe Jesus.

Anyhow, I feel so alone on this world now, a world I hate to be in. This is what the journey has done to my spirit. I never knew this would happened but I did tell Jesus I would give up everything for Him. And this came AFTER the tapping so that can’t be the reason He tapped me.

Anyhow, I know Jesus deeply, I can’t explain it. I just know Him, His Heart and Character as though it were mine. I can spot Jesus in anyone as I can also spot the antichrist in anyone. I can see deception a mile away now, coming and going. I have definitely progressed into some conscious awakening and despite the great struggle of loneliness the lost gospels talk about, I wouldn’t give Him up for anything nor anyone. He is just so worth it. I just wish I knew of someone, somewhere who has experienced what I have experienced or at least knew what it’s all about. The crazy wild part about this adventure is I am learning few know it. It’s not scary but it is again, lonely. And as I continue onward on this path, the farther away I become with others. They don’t necessarily know but I do. I feel a wall growing between me and the world. The larger this wall grows, the more I feel disconnected and just struggle to understand how to fit into the world when I hate it yet I love people, yet I hate the ignorance and their choosing darkness over the light. I fill more with anger as it feels like I’m walking around with the most magnificent secret and NO ONE WILL HEAR ME! What is soooo strange about this feeling is that I felt it as a kid. Never knew why? Guess I was for seeing my future? Another thing I always knew when I was a kid is that this was my last life. I knew at 16years old, I am never coming back, I’m done. I always thought this “matter of fact” mental state is what drew me into living life from a spiritual state, however, I now consider I already knew at different level of an unveiling, my existence in the cosmos? I don’t know and I also don’t know I am sharing all this on this page?! I just know I wish others could understand what it’s like to really know Jesus. TO KNOW HIM. FEW, if any, really do. And it breaks my heart for them and for Jesus, and the mission, the purpose He came for, to help each of us BE THE LIGHT IN THE WORLD!!!

Thank you for this article and also for listening to my response. Blessings to you. :)

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42 Joshua Tilghman March 22, 2014 at 11:17 pm

Bridget,

your welcome. And I hope you find even more comfort than you already have in this world. Blessings!

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