To recap briefly, Jesus/Yahshua showed and proved the Way of unification to be followed by every potential human that wants to manifest the full spiritual nature of Adam (body, soul and spirit) and thus become fully Human, which is divine as member of the Unique Beloved Son.
For you [children of Light] are the body of Christ and partial members (1 Corinthians 12:27)
The human body has an immense potential to receive a finer Loving Intelligence, but today humanity is fallen.
Before the fall, Adam was perfect image of the Eternal One´s main Name (YHWH) and participated from a spark of his Heart-Spirit, meant to rule over beasts of the earth and the air within himself (Genesis 1).
In that sense Paul says that we have the mind [noûs] of Massiah-Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16)
Unfortunately, due to a poor education, feature of the dark ages of the past two thousand years, this message was massively perverted and manipulated, leading many to think that blind belief without experience and inner development, leads to manifest such Mind, keeping one safe from the dark, because, as Jesus Christ did it all...
This raises the question, why is there so much fear, hatred, division and internal disorders of all kinds in the 35,000 different denominations supposedly based on Christian faith?
Why was the first Nazarene Congreagtion and its Katholic Pauline branch was more cohesive at least before the year 135? What is missing today?
Faith without works is dead (James 2:17)
Put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness (Ephesians 4:24)
If only one person from each of the 35,000 Christian denominations manifested fully the Mind-Heart of the New Man, now there would be less than half darkness and division in the world.
But social chaos shows that "humans" barely grow, remaining what prophets and apostles called the animal man –hominoid according to anthropologists–, which does not embody the spiritual soul and prefers to content himself with a naked body animated by the lower three levels of the soul: vital, emotional and intellectual, of which he is a slave, precisely because of the lack of connection with the Spirit/Will that governs everything.
And things only God knows the Spirit of God...the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness to him and he can not understand them (1 Corinthians 2: 11-14)
That is the reason why the mystics were and are labeled as crazy or possessed by the devil.
The more carnal or naked the potential human is, the less he understands the importance of self-study, meditation, prayer, contemplation and the cleanse of everything animal within himself, for the same inner darkness is afraid that the true Light shines and takes over its seat.
And where there is fear and division, the Light of Truth and the New Human cannot shine.
The Kingdom of God is already available; transform your mind (metanoeite) and have faith in the good news (Mark 1:15)
Isn´t this exhortation more inspiring than those awful translations which say Repent! and believe the Gospel?
Even Paul taught: I therefore beseech you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living, holy sacrifice, pleasing to God; this is your worship service; that do not conform to this (dark) age [aiôn], but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is the will of God, good, acceptable and perfect (Romans 12: 1-2)
And the way to this is not a personal titanic effort, nor agitation in worship, nor shouting Hallelujah, nor screaming like a preacher, or repeating words like parrots...
Only the spirit that wills behind the soul can renew the human, when the latter offers no resistance and lets such spirit enter a quiet mind and heart.
Not all who say Lord, Lord will enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven (Matthew 7:21)
Obviously, he was referring to the mitzvoth or commandments –better say callings– of the Torah-Instruction, based on the ten principles of Exodus 20, and their spiritual meaning, not carnal.
The mitzvoth can be with regard to the Divine and with regard to other humans, as Jesus/Yahshua did by quoting Deuteronomy 6: 4-5 and Leviticus 19:18: love the Eternal One with thy whole being above all things and thy neighbour as yourself, i.e, as part of the Only Son, the Logos.
The Spirit transforms the "potentially human" by making him able to love consciously, having real compassion for other parts of himself, and thus be able to complete the commandments-callings (mitzvoth), reestablishing the connections of the vital-emotional soul with physical the body, higher mind and spirit/will. Mitzvah also means connection.
The way the Spirit reconnects the human to Light, Truth and Light, is by means of the Word, not only that of the Scriptures–which are certainly a complete spiritual manual for those who do not throw into the water closet the Key of Knowledge/Consciousness (Luke 11:52).
This Key was also known as Torah ha Sod (Secret Instruction) and Jokmah Nishtar (Hidden Wisdom), the title that Paul of Tarsus used in 1 Corinthians 2: 6-7.
Although today it is Revealed Wisdom, as it is available to everyone.
And as it was added in the previous article, despite it was not yet known completely, this Key was crucial to reunite Judaism, Christianity and Islam in the Middle Ages, for the only time in history.
This proves that without such Key, the Bible, including the New Testament, is not only incomprehensible, but also very dangerous. Despite the Word purifies like water (Ephesians 5:26), it also destroys by separating soul and spirit when used by impure hearts that do not embody it (Hebrews 4:12).
Faith comes from listening, and listening by the Word of Christ/Massiah (Romans 10:17)
It is therefore necessary to clean mind and ears in order to receive the Spirit and partake of a Mind-Heart of higher order.
Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you and that you have received it from God? (1 Corinthians 6:19)
In the ancient Teaching, the Holy Spirit was not so much a person but the manifestation of Divine Light of the body of Christ/ Massiah through human soul and actions: there are varieties of gifts but the Spirit is the same (1 Corinthians 12: 4).
Yet the Holy Spirit alone does not save, for it does not require mind shift:
For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance– Romans 11:29
On the contrary, when one lives by considering the body as a temple to be cared and cleaned, the seven spheres of the Spirit spiritualize it, harmonizing body and soul (vital, emotional and mental), saving us from depression, phobias, medications and unnecessary doctor visits.
The harmonized body is not in conflict with the soul nor the spirit, because the body is nothing but condensed Mother Light. Matter is light-energy, confirms current science. Space, time and vacuum are pure illusion, everything is full of light:
The lamp of your body is your eye (of the Heart); when your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light; but when it is bad, your body also is full of darkness (Luke 11:34)
By uniting body, soul and spirit/will-intelligence, one can begin to understand why one is living on a planet and thus acquire a good wedding dress (mature spiritual soul), without which one cannot enter the Celestial Nuptials (Mt 22: 11-14 ).
Having acquired the necessary understanding, the Sons of Light can marry the highest spirit within, also called Lord of the soul:
And the day will come, says the Lord, when you shall call me Husband and no Master (Hosea 2:16)
For just as a young man marries a maiden, so your sons will marry you; and just as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so your God will rejoice over you (Isaiah 62: 5)
That is the reason why Yahshua and the apostles handed down that the Congregation (Church) would form a New Jerusalem, which would became the bride/vessel of the Lord (Revelation 21: 2).
Yet they did not refer to stone churches nor fleshy ones, but to the Sons of Light Congregation, which is invisible to the animal human.
And there shall in no way enter into it anything that defiles, neither whatsoever works abomination, or makes a lie: but they who are written in the Lamb's book of life (Revelation 21:27)
And of course, the sacred marriage is not the loss of individuality in a nirvanic extinction, which would still force the immature atom of spirit to return, because of an undone homework.
The human must understand why he lives, otherwise his divine spiritual essence repeats course.
With patience you shall gain your soul (Luke 21:19)
Winning the mature spiritual soul, with her Christic mind, takes time. But one can achieve it in a lifetime if one understands that it is possible and lives in the light.
Not being able to understand these mystical ideas, literal minds rejected the first Torah/Instruction that Moses had to destroy (Exodus 32: 15-19), and in the end many had to eat a Torah encoded in stone, doing animal sacrifices in the temple, not realizing that the animals to be sacrificed are animal passions: pride, anger, greed, jealousy, sexual inmorality, sloth, envy ...
To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? says the Lord: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of male goats. (Isaiah 1:11)
Only when the inner beasts are slaughtered:
The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat (Isaiah 11: 6)
And the new human will have done its homework, without the need to repeat course on earth.
Simon Peter was not exaggerating when he said:
For it should suffice us that during the time past of our life we had done the will of the gentiles, when we conversed in lasciviousness, lusts, drunkenness, gluttony, orgies, and abominable idolatries (1st Epistle of Peter 4:3)
And it´s worth recalling the condition laid down by the apostle Jacob (James) to non-Jewish Christians: to abstain from the pollution of idols (i.e meat sacrificed), fornication, blood and from things strangled (i.e animals suffering violent death) (Acts 15:20)
Supposedly, these were words of the first chief of the Nazarene Church, which was condemned not only by sectarian Judaism of the Pharisees and Sadducees, but by rabbinical Judaism that endures to this day since the reform of Yohanan ben Zakai (70 AD), who introduced the famous nineteenth blessing or Birkat ha Minim, curse against Nazarenes and Gentiles prayed in synagogues.
Such rabbinical Judaism lies emphases on kosher (pure) food, the Sabbath and circumcision in accord to the Torah, like the Nazarenes–with a few differences. Unfortunately, it then condemns the non-Jew and organises banquets that are not exactly demure, what keeps the carnal mind active.
Even more curious is to find out that most of post-Nicene (IV century) christianities do virtually the same, but throwing away the whole Law of the Torah, even with the clarifications of the Master and his disciples concerning idol worshiping and other issues. All form of idolatry, including estatues or images of the divine, were excluded even by Paul in Romans 1.
Everything starts with light interpretations of Scripture, since the animal ego wishes to be in charge even with the spiritual.
Thus, some see in the words of Paul, an open letter to do, believe and cut at ease:
So you also my brethren, have died to the Law through the body of Christ (Romans 7:4)
This does not cancel the Law of the Torah, but simply means the Law can only be fulfilled when one participates in the Life, Light and Truth, having access to the Heart-Mind of Massiah-Christ, leaving behind the appetites and habits of the animal man:
the finality (telos) of the Law is Christ-Massiah (Romans 10:4)
Other passages used as counter-justification are:
But food will not commend us to God; we are neither the worse if we do not eat, nor the better if we do eat (1 Corinthians 8: 8)
Which is true and does not contradict the Instruction-Torah.
Whatsoever is sold in the meat market, that eat, asking no question for conscience's sake:For the earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof.
–in XXIst century that would be almost suicidal–...
Whether therefore you eat, or drink, or whatsoever you do, do all to the glory of God. Give none offense, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God: Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved. (1 Cor 10: 25-33)
This must be understood in context, since Paul was answering specific questions raised by certain communities and his aim was to do it without violating the Torah. And obviously, Paul didn´t want to create ideological sectarianism by means of food issues. He is not justifying a binge, but making clear no one should offend or condemn those who do not follow the Word, for these do not have to keep commandments such as not eating pork, shellfish and other impure animals.
That is not a denial of the Word of the Torah, but rather an affirmation of it: love thy neighbor.
A different issue is the fact that there is no way to escape from the divine laws that govern the functioning of Spirit, and therefore, if one ignores them, might acquire spiritual debt (jub), which is manifested in terms of illness and other ailments.
we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him (1 John 2:3-4)
He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked" (1 John 2:6)
Even Jesus/Yahshua reassured the commandments many times:
Think not that I am come to destroy the Law (Torah), or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill (Matthew 5:17)
And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the Law (Torah) to fail (Luke 16:16-17)
Certainly, the Master said:
What goes into someone's mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth (Matthew 15:11)
But here he is simply refuting the pharisaic accusation about the fact his disciples did not wash their hands before eating; a habit which is not in the Torah and belongs to "traditions of men", regardless of its appropriateness.
Curiously, neither Jesus/Yahshua nor his disciples ate blood, pork or even meat allowed by the Torah, such as lamb, nor drank alcohol or grape juices, because they were not only hebrews, but lived under Nazarite vow (Numbers 6), as it can be deduced from Hebrew remarks in the Gospel as well as texts about Jacob and Peter.
Thus they regained the Edenic state of Adam, whose food is indicated in Genesis 1:29:
See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food.
To them we could attribute the words of St. Francis of Assisi:
The aniamles are my friends and I do not eat my friends.
This diet has to do with inner transformation as well. There are foods and drinks whose energy charge is an obstacle, especially pork and the blood, which contains the emotional energy of the animal, and enter the body, contaminating it.
Anyone with experience in the inner path knows how heavy the body feels with certain foods, which makes the internal work very hard, specially when it´s time to meditate, pray or aspire to contemplation in order to feel fully the Love of the Spirit.
Eating chicken, turkey or fish with scales occasionally will not hurt anyone, provided they are not contaminated by industrial production sea or toxins, such as mercury stored by large blue fish such as tuna or sword-fish.
Meats are generally too heavy and extremely harmful today, not only because of the cruelty with which animals are slaughtered in mass, but because of the additives and antibiotics used to treat animals.
On the contrary, seeds (lentils, brown rice, millet, chickpeas...), fruits and vegetables (lettuce, endive, tomato, onion ...) have always been the diet of the great mystics, as well as the healthier and long-lived people, such as the Himalayan tribe of Hunza. And that can´t be a coincidence.
Anyone who´s been some time experiencing a renewal process, knows that there comes a point in which the body does not ask for meat, even if it is kosher and looks very appetizing, with potatoes and abudant sauce.
However, food is only part of the interior renewal. One should learnt how to master the mind and emotions, and there is no other way than by knowing the Spirit of the Great Mind. But that, for the culmination of the Solstice.