A few years ago I wrote an article entitled, The Spirit of the Tithe: It Was Never About Money. Today we’ll further discuss the real meaning behind the Old Testament Tithe. I would recommend you read the article above first if you still believe that tithing had anything to do with money. In that article I give good reasons as to why it could not. I have learned a few things since that last article years ago, so naturally I couldn’t give all the answers to tithing back then. But the original article still contains some good information and serves the purpose of freeing those who might feel guilty for not giving ten percent of their income to a pastor at a church. This article, however, will get to the real meaning of the tithe, from an esoteric viewpoint, which is the most important one. 🙂 [Read more…] about The Real Meaning of the Tithe
Temples and Artifacts
“And unto him that slaps you on the cheek offer also your other cheek; and him that takes away your cloak forbid not to take your coat also.”
In that scripture, Jesus is teaching his disciples a higher way of acting and thinking in the face of violence and evil: we’re not to stoop to that level, but we are to conduct ourselves in a manner that incites love in the face of hatred. Jesus’ entire ministry offers such solutions to help change the world we live in. In a way, this is the epitome of being “Christ-like.” But there are a few scriptures that show Jesus doing an about-face and acting contrary to being…well, “Christ-like.” [Read more…] about Why Did Jesus Get Angry or Preach Division?
In part 1 of this series we focused on the two witnesses of Revelation chapter 11. Today we’re going to dissect the rest of Revelation chapter 11 beginning with the first verse. This chapter contains some awesome symbolism as it pertains to the physiological, psychological [Read more…] about The Temple of God: A psychological, physiological, and Spiritual Overview of the Human Soul
It’s been claimed that there are some amazing connections between Biblical stories and ancient Chinese writing. For example, many Christian websites proclaim that around seven hundred years before the Hebrew of the Old Testament was in use, an individual Chinese character that means “boat” seems to reveal the story of Noah and the Great Flood. Some Christians go so far as to argue that it proves the world-wide flood in Genesis literally happened. The argument is based on the following: [Read more…] about The Esoteric Meaning of the Ark of Noah and the Bigger Picture of the Flood Myth
“After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven…”
The opening door to heaven is a metaphor for a state of higher consciousness. Jesus made it clear in Luke that the Kingdom of Heaven was within us, and heaven can only be accessed by turning inward. That verse finishes with: [Read more…] about The Twenty-Four Elders, the Four Beasts, and the Throne of God
The church of Sardis relates to the throat chakra. Traditionally, this chakra has been associated with [Read more…] about Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea: The Chakras of Our Upper Body Temple
The first four chakras, and therefore the first four churches of Revelations chapter two, collectively represent the lower temples of our body. Revelations chapter three discusses the churches and chakras of our upper temple.
In this post we’ll discuss the first four chakras and how they relate to the churches of Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, and Thyatira. [Read more…] about Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, and Thyatira: The Chakras of our Lower Temple
What exactly is Christ consciousness? Although it may not be so easy to attain, it can and should be seen as something practical. Many websites make it seem so spiritual that it becomes no earthly good, and therefore, Christians wash their hands of it. At the very least they look into it for the sake of curiosity, but once they dig in, it seems too otherworldly to give it a second thought. [Read more…] about Christ Consciousness for the Christian
Apostle Paul taught New Age Christianity. Of course 2000 years ago it wasn’t called New Age, but many of the concepts are the same, especially in regards to the concept of cosmic consciousness. I know mainstream Christianity would vehemently disagree, but this is only because they have failed to understand the symbols and language of the Bible.
Personally, I think the future of mainstream Christianity is in trouble—what was once a mystery is now being shouted in books, websites, and blogs across the world: Christ is in us! [Read more…] about Paul, New Age Christianity, and Becoming the Christ
In our last post we established that the temples of the Bible were symbolic of the human body, not literal buildings. We also discussed that Christ is raised in our bodies. This post will continue to show how the scripture unfolds this process.
If you take the Bible literally and still think the tabernacle and temples were historical buildings, read the article entitled, The Esoteric Interpretation of Solomon’s Temple, and that might help set the record straight for you.
In the end, Jesus told us it all boils down to consciousness anyways. [Read more…] about What the Twelve Tribes of Israel and the Tabernacle Really Symbolize
Our Biblical mystics weren’t the only ones who veiled secret information beyond the literal interpretation of their work. It seems Michelangelo, perhaps the greatest artist of all time, did too. One of the most important of his paintings contains a hidden message that would rock the traditional Christian mindset; at least it would if it were widely publicized. This post will address that painting and delve a little more into the painter’s true message behind God and man. [Read more…] about The Sistine Chapel Ceiling: The Secret in Plain Sight
Before I address the Israelites crossing the Red Sea, I decided it would be more beneficial to fast forward and write a piece on the esoteric meaning of the Ark of the Covenant. Doing so will give you more knowledge on how valuable it is to raise your consciousness.
First of all it is important to realize that Moses never constructed a golden box known as the Ark, and he didn’t converse with a separate omnipotent being above the Mercy seat. Rather these components of the Exodus narrative describe something that happens in your head on the way to your own Promised Land.
The true Ark of the Covenant rests atop your shoulders. More specifically, the Ark represents your brain. Even as Jesus was crucified at Golgotha (the place of the skull), representing part of the ascension process that takes place in your head, so too does the Ark. And in order to truly commune with God, that communion must take place within the confines of your mind. [Read more…] about The True Meaning of the Ark of the Covenant
In the last blog post we discussed why Solomon’s Temple could not be literal; instead it was meant to represent the human mind. Today we are going to focus on two structures built with the temple to help you better understand what the Bible teaches about consciousness and reality. We will also discuss a little about kundalini and DNA. But most importantly, we are going to focus on what the Bible has to say about having the proper balance, both physically and spiritually, in order to manifest Christ consciousness within you. [Read more…] about The Pillars of Jachin and Boaz, Kundalini, and the Shekinah