The Greatest Hero of All!

Once upon a time Jehovah God, after taking inventory of Heaven and Hell, noticed that the balance of power had shifted so strongly to favor the Hells that divine radical action had to be taken.

For thousands of years the human race had been steadily moving away from any meaningful relationship with God. People were constantly breaking God’s commandments and even His Heavenly miracles only served to temporarily stall humankind’s incessant compulsion towards evil.

Much of this negative compulsion came from the fact that more people were entering into Hell than Heaven so that their increasing influence seduced the thinking of men and women on earth, distracting their rational reflections. This situation so disturbed God’s cosmic equilibrium that human free will was threatened. It was only through human free will that the door to salvation could be kept open.

The challenge God faced involved real physics and top-down causal processes. God’s life-giving Love and Truth was meant to flow from the center of Heaven into the minds of angels and then descend further into the minds of terrestrial humans on earth. But as the population of Hell swelled, they could increasingly intercept God’s causal flow of love and twist it into the various compulsions that reached the hearts and minds of those still on earth.

Jehovah God had to personally confront the Hells in order to restore cosmic equilibrium. But this was impossible, since there was no way that an Infinite Being could be attacked by finite evil-doers. God had anticipated this predicament from eternity, which is why the Holy Word prophesied that a savior was to come.

What is unclear to most theologians is that Jehovah God, Himself, came into the world through the ovum of a terrestrial female. By clothing His Divine Spirit in a finite human body, and taking on the worldly dispositions of human heredity, God made Himself “attackable” to all the forces of Hell.

Jesus was Jehovah in the flesh!

While Scripture makes it clear that through the life of Jesus, the Word was made flesh, the full details of this sacred process are hidden within the symbolic meanings of its literal sense. While Jesus was sharing his teachings with men and women on earth He also had a most important hidden agenda—to be tempted by every kind of evil from Hell and resist each and every one of them

Every victory over Hell caused the Lord to put off or expel the maternal traits of His mother (which is why Jesus referred to her only as “woman”) and made the Divine itself Divinely Human. In other words, the Lord brought his flesh and human frailties into perfect compliance with His Divine Heavenly Essence. This holy union is what was represented in Scripture by the “Son glorifying the Father” and the “Father glorifying the Son.”

Even the literal meanings of the Holy Word provide evidence that while the Lord was on earth He had to battle His material human nature—such as praying to get out of His divine mission in Gethsemane because He was feeling the “squeeze” being placed on Him (Gethsemane means olive press). Also when Jesus was suffering on the cross, it is His human nature that makes a final plea to escape the physical and psychical pain (humility) of the crucifixion. But Jesus was actually battling the influences coming from the Hells to stir up His human nature and resistance to comply with Heavenly dictates.

Because the Lord was victorious over the Hells and subjugated all evil, human free will was restored. Now we, too, can enjoy a similar victory when we sincerely approach the Lord and pray for his help. In this way the Lord kept the door to salvation open to the human race. God is a real hero!

What seems beyond human comprehension is that the Old Testament, which includes the books of Moses and the Prophetical parts, actually contain the all the intricate details of the Lord’s combat with the Hells, His final glorification, and how He ultimately fulfilled Scripture.

It was this deeper narrative within Scripture that the Lord tried to reveal to His disciples when they were away from the masses. That is why He explained to them the meaning of only some of His parables. Furthermore, the Lord took several disciples up a mountain, meaning that their minds could be elevated and see Jesus transfigured and talking to Moses and Elijah! Peter, James and John had their eyes “opened” to the true relationship between the Lord’s life and the historical and prophetical parts of Scripture (represented by Moses and Elijah).

Also, the Lord’s joining His disciples on the road to Emmaus was a conversation in which Jesus explained how all that was said in the Scriptures actually pertained to Himself.

The Lord God wants to reveal these deeper stories contained within Scripture to all humanity. But since the status quo depends on old theologies for its survival, a great battle will ensue. Unfortunately, it will be many of our traditional religious institutions that will rise up against the Lord’s Second Coming!



About thegodguy

EDWARD F. SYLVIA, M.T.S. Philosopher/Theologian Edward F. Sylvia attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and received his Master of Theological Studies at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA and a Certificate of Swedenborgian Studies from the Swedenborgian House of Studies. He is a member of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (C.T.N.S.) and the Swedenborg Scientific Association (S.S.A.). Award-winning author of "Sermon From the Compost Pile: Seven Steps Toward Creating An Inner Garden" and "Proving God," which fulfills a continuing vision that God’s fingerprints of love can be found everywhere in the manifest universe. His most recent book, "Swedenborg & Gurdjieff: The Missing Links" is an edgy collection of anti-intuitive essays for personal transformation that challenges and inspires. He has been a student of the ideas of both Emanuel Swedenborg and George I. Gurdjieff for over thirty years. Read more about TheGodGuy, his books and his ideas at
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