My poor brain is really tired today so I will try to make this blog post short and sweet. In fact, let me ask you a novel question about God’s Holy Word.
What is the difference between Abraham’s sojourning and someone following a righteous path? I ask this question because religion means, “walking with God.”
Would God point one person (like Abraham) in a physical direction and another to follow spiritual law (from one’s heart and mind)? No! Both trajectories are identical.
What few people suspect is that all the paths and directions biblical characters take in the various stories of Holy Scripture are spiritual trajectories. The Bible’s narratives are divinely clever allegories to communicate the various qualities of the human heart and mind, especially in relation to God and religion.
Abraham’s sojourning is a metaphor or symbolic language for the human soul’s journey to reach God’s heavenly kingdom. The Israelites wandering in the wilderness represents a state of spiritual obscurity. Their crossing the Jordan represents passing over the boundary between spiritual obscurity and new discovery. Adam and Eve’s removal from the Garden of Eden signified a removal from spiritual wisdom. Jesus’ orders for his disciples to find an upstairs room for their final supper celebration represented the Lord’s desire to elevate their minds. The road to Emmaus was a journey of new discovery by which the disciples were instructed about how the Old Testament stories symbolically conveyed intimate secrets about their Lord’s life and true purpose on earth.
According to scientist/theologian. Emmanuel Swedenborg, this type of symbolic language was ubiquitous throughout the Holy Word. This demonstrates how far the human understanding has descended into materialistic ideas. Ancient civilizations comprehended this language.
The Lord’s Second Coming includes the reintroduction of this sacred language to the modern world. Armageddon is simply the rejection by human institutions towards this new (and threatening) dispensation and paradigm shift.
This blog and my new book Proving God are my attempts to help the Lord usher in the Holy City, The New Jerusalem—a new heavenly doctrine (and habitat) for the human mind and heart.