Keys to the Kingdom
For nothing is hidden, that will not be revealed; nor anything secret, that will not be known and come to light. ~Luke 8:17The 66 books of Holy Scripture are cohesive. The documents support each other; reference one another. On occasion when the Bible gives alternate details in more than one account, both instances are accurate. A common theme, tone, passion, and message emerges that one starts to recognize with relative ease. The more one understands this ancient literary creation, the higher it raises the level of appreciation for such a marvelous work.
For into a malicious soul wisdom shall not enter; nor dwell in the body that is subject unto sin. ~Wis 1:4Taken at face value, the Old Testament, or testimony, witnesses an agreement entered into by the CREATOR and the first selected peoples, the Israelis. Later, commenced another record for an upgraded covenant, the New Testament. The second witness provides the WAY to GOD through the SON, Jesus the Nazarene, CHRIST, for a second chosen people, the Gentiles, or non-Jews.
But in fact the ministry Jesus has received is as superior to theirs as the covenant of which he is mediator is superior to the old one, since the new covenant is established on better promises. ~Hebrews 8:6Divinely inspired, the Holy Spirit, who anticipated the future, wove prophesy into Bible lore. Thereby, providing the basic message while preserving integrity of the 'keys' within higher meaning of Scripture. Those familiar with the Old and New Testaments recognize the numerous likeness that exist within the text. As, direct comparisons are made throughout. Such as, GOD's lower and upper domains; the Earthly and heavenly realms of the Most High. Thus, to show the extraordinary power of GOD and bring glory to the LORD, the Holy Ghost imbued figurative similarity that foreshadowed major events.
“And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church...” ~Matthew 16:18One such representation is Jesus as the WORD. In this way, the Messiah is symbolic of Holy Scripture and vise verse. Just as, Peter stands for the church. Water is spiritual food. Wind is false doctrine. Thus, parabolic and universal symbolism is common in Bible verse. Like one's path compares to the manner of lifestyle. Since these particular elements are present, together, in the Bible, let us use these to examine when Jesus walked on water. Putting in higher meaning, the WORD's path is upon spiritual nourishment. Prior to this incident, Jesus, the Messiah, was crucified. HE shed HIS blood and became a curse for many. The flock was saved. So, first the key then the verse we use from Mathew.
Jesus= WORD - Peter = church - Water = spiritual food - Wind = trial
Peter said to Him, "Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water." And He said, "Come!" And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, "Lord, save me!” Mathew 14: 28-30Peter said to Him, "Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water."
And He said, "Come!" And Peter (the church)got out of the boat, and walked on (stood upon )the water (spiritual food) and came toward Jesus (and drew closer to the WORD). But seeing the wind (the church looked away from the WORD toward temptation), he became frightened (the church became scared), and beginning to sink (the church began to go under), he cried out, "Lord, save me (the church calls desperately for deliverance from the WORD)!”
Taken the stand in defense, the Holy Spirit, reveals in that Bible story, an execution in the current era. The reason is, the Christian churches crucified the WORD in order to save themselves! The Holy Scripture was put on trial. Dishonorable witnesses used false statements against the divinely inspired WORD. This occurred when over 2000 manuscripts, hymns, prayers, and excess of 200 inspired books doomed for death became the cross bore by the HOLY GREAT ONE's Holy Ghost, blessed HE. The apocrypha, or banned books, testify to yet a modern pledge wherein the Holy Spirit was promised to another chosen group, the Elect.
Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delights; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. ~Isaiah 42:1
The words of the blessing of Enoch wherewith he blessed the Elect and righteous who will be living in the days of tribulation when all the wicked and godless are to be removed. ~Enoch 1:1Now, a portrait emerges. A renewed commitment of GOD to HIS people selected out of the world over the ages. Three witnesses give account for revived hope. That those who partake will find peace in GOD, the Father, HIS only begotten SON, and in HIS spirit whom resides in and among us.
= one GOD
= one WORD
= one people
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Learn HOW to read Holy Scripture. Robert Ferrel (Apocryphile1970) unlocks parables one sentence at a time to uncover the secret knowledge that Jesus taught his disciples. The early brethren understood the mysteries, knew these would be forgotten, and Enoch prophesied the recovery before the end. Apocryphile1970 explains many parallels between flesh and spirit levels. Recover the hidden 'keys' as predicted. Where spiritual truth is finally revealed!PART 1