Creation, Christmas and the Second Coming all teach the same thing!

Open multi-level bibleIn the Old Testament, God begins creation by bringing light into the world.

In the New Testament, Jesus comes into the world as a light for the human race.

In Revelation, The Lord returns in the “clouds.” In each case there is a divine action by which light replaces a state of darkness. These three biblical stories are inwardly consistent because they each portray God’s efforts to bring the human race out of spiritual darkness and mental obscurity.

Human darkness and mental obscurity is not simply rejecting God’s biblical message, it is rejecting that God’s message in Scripture has higher levels of meaning. When these higher meanings are made known, new light (enlightenment) is able to shine through our hearts and minds.

For instance, the creation story is really a deeper, psycho-spiritual story of our own re-creation or rebirth. The Lord’s Advent is the same story when one understands (sees) that this blessed event must also take place within us and change our very fabric. That is why the Lord said His kingdom was within all of us. Heaven is the result of a loving heart and mind from spiritual guiding principles—which serve as angelic light.

In Revelation, the “cloud” symbolizes the mental obscurity we have concerning the multi-level structure of God’s Word and the deeper teachings Scripture actually contains. This deeper communication reveals that Armageddon also takes place in this inner world of the human spirit and our person-level experience. Armageddon does not represent some physical battle on the terrestrial globe, but the inner conflict we all will have in giving up our flawed belief systems and worldviews and resisting God’s attempt to correct those beliefs. The enemy is us! Scripture addresses each of us in a most personal way!

When God succeeds, new light comes into the inner world of our spirit, the Lord is then born more deeply into our hearts and minds, and our personal demons and dragons are subdued within our psycho-scapes.

Make this a Christmas for developing your inner spirit and worthy of receiving deeper teachings of the Lord’s eternal kingdom!

Merry Christmas and happy holidays, everyone!

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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 http://www.staircasepress.com
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