An example of this tree of knowledge which I find useful concerns the Greek word, “Pentagram”, which is a compound word with the separate meanings, five and write. The geometrical value of these two separate components, “Pente”-440 + “Gram”-144 totals 584, which is the number of days in the planet Venus’s synodic orbital extreme from the Sun, when viewed from the Earth, as it literally traces a pentagram in the Zodiac circle, marking five points every eight years. The ratio of this Earth/Venus orbital cycle, or 365/584 days is 1:1.6 so that when this cycle is converted into a spatial circumference of 360 degrees, the ratio renders the total 576, which equates to the Greek word, “Pneuma-Spirit. Constructing words and phrases based on gods structure such as this forms the foundational basis for many ancient culture`s religious tenets, and the early science of astronomy was intrinsically bound to this knowledge.
This is another one, this myth also has the vesica piscis made by the two circles and is the Javanese goddess of the sea. 1296 being half the cycle of 25920.
This is research work of H.P.M.Klaassen and based on the labyrinth which shows you that it leads to the star of Bethlehem again.
An important issue here is to realize that most of the researchers do not realize that they are really looking at the tree of knowledge and therefore get stuck somewhere along the line. It is best to be compared with the warning given for meditation not to fall for the things along the way. The purpose of these articles is not to make you mathematicians or specialists in any of the fields it will reveal along the way(this will be for the scientists who have specialized in those fields when they are ready to accept) but the purpose is to see it all being related and so strengthen their believe, and through this strength live according the laws revealed through it and eat of the tree of life. Knowledge gained through it is just a helping hand but it is not wisdom, wisdom is a living truth.
In truth all articles were mainly based on the tree of knowledge, the trees in the middle of the garden they should not eat thereof, god gave them free will so it was up to them to obey, but the thirst for knowledge led them to eat from it, Adam and Eve are like wisdom and love, what was once one.
Being send out of the garden did mean that they were now dependent of the limited knowledge and could not see the world through god anymore, and in this way judged all through that limited knowledge and therefore it blinded them. They lost the insight that all was connected, all they could see was that everything and everyone is separated/disconnected (an individual) because they could not see the connection but only the attraction which exists between those things that really belong together. But no matter how much you eat of it, desire, longing remains and so does the fear remain of losing it. Now once your desire, your longing and your fear does not look anymore you start to see in all the same source and faith returns.
(god ensured that it would eventually lead you back because he made all perfect, he made all according his laws, his structure which when looked at with a heart that is purified recognizes its source). It is important to realize that the words used throughout the bible have been loaded with impure connections, words such as Christ, baptism, repentance and many other we discussed previously, for instance the ark. Even the word god itself is loaded with wrong connections and causes some of you to turn away, remember here that it is ego/personality that does this through experience. You might by many possible reasons have become anti religion, or were confronted by thoughts of others which were in your eyes not correct and so connected to these words negative ideas, or even done it yourself because it did not stroke with your idea of it all.
For some of you it has become clear that this structure we have been looking at throughout the articles is indeed the structure upon which god created the world and are waiting for the article that will set you free, that article that will satisfy Your needs. But as the time draws near we need to start and look at what is needed to belong to the 144000.
For this we need to look at what the Bible says about the conditions which will enable you to pass through the gate.
As we draw closer to the end of this times we need to look at what the Bible did say about salvation, this can best be answered by considering what Peter said when asked how to be saved.
Peter`s reply was simple: “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38).
Let me make several observations from this passage. First, do you see that Peter told the people to do something? The idea that man does nothing to receive salvation is wholly defeated right here. Such teaching has been done out of wrong concept of works and a failure to understand God`s grace.
Certainly all are saved by grace, and nothing can be done to earn that favour (Ephesians 2:8-9). It is impossible to work one`s way into heaven, to do special deeds that catch God`s eye and cause Him to bless one with salvation, or to do anything in any way that merits or deserves the priceless free gift of salvation.
However, eliminating works that earn grace does not eliminate every kind of human activity. God has been showering His grace upon people for centuries, but this has never meant that people were not required to obey Him and do as He instructs. Genesis 6:8 tells us that Noah “found grace in the eyes of the Lord.” Hebrews 11:7 furthers our understanding of Noah`s salvation when it says “By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household. . . .” Notice that Noah was saved by grace and by faith, but neither of those eliminated his need to “prepare an ark.” In other words, Noah`s salvation came about as his faith led him to obey God.
Isn`t this exactly what Peter is telling the people in Acts 2? That they have faith is evident (more about this later). Peter`s command “to repent and be baptized” did not nullify grace, nor exterminate their salvation by faith. He simply urged, by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, that these people take the action steps necessary to demonstrate their obedient hearts.
James explains perfectly when he writes, “But someone will say, `You have faith, and I have works.` Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works . . . You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only.” (James 2:18, 24).
Peter told the people in Acts 2 they needed to do something to be justified (saved). Those actions did not earn salvation, but were clearly necessary if they wanted to accept the gracious gift of salvation.
Second, do you see that not everyone will be saved? Some say that everyone will be saved, despite their life, faith, or deeds. How can this be in light of Acts 2:38? Peter did not say, “Do nothing because God is going to save you all.”
Further, Peter did not say “Do nothing because God has predestined some of you to be saved and has predestined the rest to be lost and nothing you can do can change that”. This isn`t the teaching of Peter by any stretch of the text.
2 Thessalonians 1:8 makes it clear that Jesus will take vengeance “on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ”. How can anyone doubt the necessity of obedience, or that obedience can and does affect one`s eternal destiny?
Third, do you see that Peter did not say “You will be saved by faith only”. Peter did not tell the crowd “Ask Jesus into your heart,” or “Pray this little prayer to be saved.” So many today offer a plan of salvation that is incomplete and insufficient. They tell people to believe in Christ, but they do not tell people what Peter told them: repent and be baptized.
That the people of Acts 2 had faith is certain because the scriptures say the message “pricked their heart.” They would not have asked Peter what to do if they did not believe the message. They had the essential quality of faith that every person wanting to be saved must have (John 8:24).
But nowhere in scripture do we read that faith alone can save. Indeed, the passage in James says exactly the opposite: “You see then that a man is justified by works, and not by faith only.” (James 2:24). This is the only place in scripture where the phrase “faith only” occurs and it is preceded by the word “not!”
Peter did not teach faith only — why should we teach or believe it today? Let’s turn our attention to what Peter did tell these people to do. What does it mean to “repent”? Repent is a word that means to change, to turn one’s life around. Repentance is essential to salvation. Jesus says, “I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.” (Luke 13:3).
One who repents has a marked change in his or her life, a quality called “fruits of repentance” (Matthew 3:8). It is inconceivable that one could be a sinner, separated from God, ask to be saved from those sins and then gladly continue in them!
Those who come to God decide to leave behind sin, and that is repentance. It is the reversal of life, from sin and darkness toward righteousness and light. This doesn’t mean that a Christian is perfect, but it does mean that a Christian is trying to do God’s will and live righteously.
The second command Peter gave was to “be baptized.” What does this mean? The term in the original Greek just means to immerse or plunge under water. Peter is clear that baptism is not an outward symbol that we have already been saved. Instead baptism is the point of salvation because it is here that one’s sins are forgiven.
Isn’t that what Peter said? “Repent and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins. . . .” Remission of sins is another term for forgiveness. We could well translate Acts 2:38 “be baptized for the forgiveness of sins.”
Another passage in Acts makes this connection even stronger. When Saul of Tarsus was praying and fasting, after seeing the vision of Jesus on the road to Damascus, he was told “And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.” (Acts 22:16).
Read those verses again carefully and see if you can answer the following question: What does baptism do (what is its purpose)? If you answered to “forgive sin” or “wash away sin” you are absolutely correct, because this is what the word of God says.
Please realize as well that baptism is important because it is in baptism that one is placed into the Body of Christ. “For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.” (Galatians 3:27).
Occasionally I meet someone teaching that one can be saved without being baptized. All I do is ask if they believe they can be saved outside Christ? No one has ever said “yes,” yet many resist the Bible’s plain teaching that baptism puts one into Christ.
For these reasons we can say that baptism is the culmination of the human activity needed to please God, demonstrate humble obedience and accept the free gift of salvation. Again, none of these things earn salvation any more than unwrapping a birthday gift earns the present. God is the hero here, not humans with their religious works. But we must do as God says, and there can be no question what God, through His inspired apostle, directed people to do to be saved.
Peter’s instructions were clear, simple and direct. What did the people in the crowd do when Peter told them these things? If you read further in Acts 2 you do not read that someone challenged God’s plan of salvation with their own, or that some quibbled that baptism was a “work” and so would nullify grace, or that anyone said “baptism seems silly.”
What you do read is that three thousand were baptized that day and that the Lord added those saved people to His church (verses 41, 47). That is what those people did when an inspired man answered their question, “What shall we do to be saved?” In short, unsaved people heard Peter’s sermon, did what Peter told them to do, and were saved that very day. Surely you can do the very same with the very same result. May God bless you to have the courage to do so.
Reprinted by permission.
How are you born again, as Jesus told Nicodemus that you must do? you must die to our sins, and our old self. Romans 6 says; 3 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. 5 If you have been united with him like this in his death, you will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection.
Most preach an incomplete gospel today wherein one is asked to utter a prayer upon faith in Christ. It should give you pause that this prayer (or any prayer for that matter) is nowhere offered in the New Testament as a means of becoming a Christian.
The Lord said in Matthew 28:”All authority in Heaven and on earth has been given to me, therefore, go and make disciples of All Nations, Baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and of the Holy Spirit”…
In Mark 16:16 He says; “He who believes and is Baptized will be saved, he who does not believe will be condemned.”
Note then that the 3000 who believed on the day of Pentecost obeyed, as did Cornelius, as did the Ethiopian eunuch, as did the Samaritans, the Apostle Paul, as did the Phillipian jailer etc. etc..
John the Baptist prepared the way for our Lord by preaching about the one to come and a baptism of repentance, but his teachings were rejected by many –including many of the “religious leaders of the day”.
Where would those who believed John be if instead they had followed the religious leaders who had rejected John’s message? Today, many religious leaders teach a method of salvation that expressly differs from that the Lord and the Apostles taught.
In that day, many did not accept the baptism of John, and in this day, many also reject baptism for remission of sins as commanded by the Lord. Luke 7: 29 (All the people, even the tax collectors, when they heard Jesus’ words, acknowledged that God’s way was right, because they had been baptized by John. 30 But the Pharisees and experts in the law rejected God’s purpose for themselves, because they had not been baptized by John.)
I beg you not to reject God’s purpose for yourself. There is no need to believe me or any man–you have the Word of God in your own hands.
Judge for yourself whether it is better to obey God rather than men…
Then there are the divisions we need to look at, this could be a different religious or political streaming, how do we do that? We spoke earlier about different views, a question, if your heart is purified would there be any division? If you kept to your ideas would there be unity?
Then the principle Christ is something different from personality, but you tend to judge others as you see yourself, you realize that opinions differ, therefore judge him Jesus Christ as a man with doubts, fears and longings.
When your heart sings in unity with god, if your heart is not filled with the limited view but god’s love flows through it ,then the senses that are connected to the outside world see in purity the unity, but if the heart is filled with your emotions then the senses seek of itself( what is in the heart).
Divisions in the Church.
I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought. My brothers, some from Chloe’s household have informed me that there are quarrels among you. What I mean is this: One of you says, “I follow Paul”; another, “I follow Apollos”; another, “I follow Cephas “; still another, “I follow Christ.” Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Were you baptized into the name of Paul?… 1 Corinthians, Chapter 1
To repent means to change your ways, then there are two different kinds of baptism, one by fire and one by water, water cleanses , fire enlightens.
Just do not expect it be done by your local church around the corner, nor does it have to be an ordained priest who gives lip service, to be truly forgiven, to be cleansed. To change your ways as you know by now is far more than previously realized. Only a truly Holy man can baptize you.
This cleansing can only be done by a cleansed man, as for the baptizing by fire, such man is the flame itself.
Moshiya van den Broek