Two thousand years ago, when Jesus walked the Earth, He knew that His labors and ministry would be misinterpreted over time by the common and worldly thinking of men and women. So the Lord Jesus decided to have a private conversation with those who were most likely to accept new insights concerning His most sacred and divine mission.
He sought to teach these special individuals that He was actually Jehovah in the flesh and that most of His labors were invisible to the eyes of humans! He further revealed to them that taking on a human body of flesh was a divine strategy to draw the forces of hell into a spiritual battle. Without incarnating into a finite human body and adopting all its imperfections and inclinations towards worldly allurements, the evil forces of hell would have no medium from which to challenge an Infinite God.
The resulting battle consisted of the forces of evil and falsity tempting the Lord, through the various terrestrial proclivities inherited by His human flesh. Since the Lord’s labors were mostly invisible to the world, He confided to his special listeners that the narratives of Holy Scripture, could, through a more elevated interpretation, offer a way to visualize and get a more visceral grasp of the full extent of His great, but hidden, labors.
For instance, Jehovah’s mission for Moses in the Bible—seen through a more elevated mind—actually symbolized His very own mission on earth. Jehovah represented the Infinite and eternal spirit of Jesus. Moses portrayed Jesus on earth and the Egyptian Pharaoh represented the oppression and hatred of heavenly ideas. From the enslavement of the Israelites, to their making bricks without straw, to the plagues against Egypt, to the liberation of the sons of Israel, to the swamping of Pharaoh’s army, to the journey through the wilderness and their finally crossing into the Land of Canaan, all were sacred allegories depicting a deeper spiritual drama between Jesus and hell.
Bible history serves to dramatize the events taking place within the Lord’s inner experiencing, labors and trials. Through these intense labors and victories over the forces of hell, Jesus succeeded in making His human flesh equally divine with his heavenly essence (Jehovah). This unifying process was the secret behind the concept of how both the “Father” and “Son” were equally glorified.
Those listening to Jesus speak these incredible things were on their way to the village of Emmaus. These two disciples finally recognized Jesus (and His divinity) by way of a new neural synapse. This synapse was the result of Jesus explaining to them how Moses and the Prophets represented precise details of how all the stories in the scriptures actually concerned Himself. The two disciples finally realized just how the Holy Word and God were One, and how the Word became flesh by the Lord’s coming into the world and laboring to keep the door to salvation open for humankind.
So let us not forget to include a sincere appreciation of the Lord’s great deeds during our celebration of the Labor Day weekend. Happy Labor Day, everyone!