w) Transition to Peace; Freemasons and The Likeness Yod

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The flow of my stream of consciousness continued…

  • Pressure/Stress

Pressure: the function of exerting force upon a surface by an object, fluid, etc; the burden of physical or mental distress

            press – to exert STEADY weight or force against; –ure – a suffix meaning the function of

Stress: Importance, emphasis, or significance placed on something (response to pressure); internal resistance to pressure, causing mental/emotional disruptive upsetting conditions.

Depressurized: away from, opposite, no longer pressed; to relieve tension…to cause to relax

De-: a prefix meaning away from, opposite, reverse

Seeking The Kingdom causes the seeker to become depressurized out of the pressure/stress filled environment of the World.

**Pressure causes something/someone Stress (artificial importance)

The mental/emotional results of Stress, stemming from Pressure, are the effect of the latent Yod knowing that Life is not in alignment with Eternal Life; thereby, eventually leading the Spirit to begin Kingdom Seeking.

**Humans experience Stress in relation to pressure due to the latent Yod within. Humans attempt to adjust to pressure by various means; however, when Humans can’t successfully focus on handling pressure, they are labeled as

Depressed’

When a Human begins Seeking First The Kingdom, The Grace of Yahweh (the result of trusting in being led) begins to lift the Pressure off of the one seeking, and as the focus shifts from the pressures of Life, to The Joy of Eternal Life, the seeker is Depressed/Depressurized.

  • Life (World-based) is like the less mature sibling of Eternal Life (Kingdom-based); Man focuses on The Father, those in the World focus on ‘making it’ in the World.  Ultimately, those in Life are not part of the same family of Man, even though Man came from Life. Man is Reborn, through adoption, into the Family of Yahweh, and receives Eternal Life.
    • Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of the LORD [Eternal Life], it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.
      • Galore: in great numbers, abundance, plentiful amounts; sufficiently.
  • Isaiah 53 tells of how the OXEN (Beast of Burden) phase is carried out. This particular chapter, while many may rightfully believe applies to the life of Jesus, also applies directly to my life. Based on the fact that my life was chosen to journey down this path, much of this passage applies to my life, specifically verse 9. In verse 9 the writer states: He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death, though he had done no violence, nor was any deceit in his mouth.
    • What I learned about the ‘Rich Man’s Grave’ is that due to the efforts that it took to become rich, the efforts of a Kingdom Seeker are stopped due to the change of course — away from the World, towards The Kingdom – the Kingdom Seeker begins to drown/become buried in a sea of debt.  Required to reach the heights of success in order to understand the magnitude of ruling in The Kingdom, I achieved financial success; however, once that success was interrupted so that I could begin the OXEN phase of my Kingdom Seeking, I became unable to maintain the lifestyle that I had achieved, even though I was still surrounded by, and living within it.  Instead of focusing on the lack of financial resources needed to maintain the ‘Rich Man’s’ life, I focused more on the promises of The Kingdom that was set before me.
      • Hebrews 12:2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
      • Humans tend to complain while going through such situations; whereas, in the OXEN phase, I learned to truly Count It All Joy.  As the result, my focus remained on The Father and The Kingdom; consequently, this results in learning how to become MAN.

Man is depressurized; therefore, Man is not pressed, Man is then expressed to express.

  • Express – ex-: a prefix meaning away from, former
  • Express (adj.): sent out with or moving with high speed
  • Express (v.): to set forth in words; to manifest/communicate

Yahweh transcends all Worldly understanding.

  • Transcend: to pass beyond the limits of; to be greater than, as in intensity or power
    • Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
      • Incomprehendable: beyond comprehension/understanding

Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

  • Workmanship : Masterpiece
  • Created : new creature…Adopted/Re-Born
  • Beforehand : Foreknew
    • Romans 8:29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.
    • Romans 11:2 God did not reject his people, whom he foreknew. Don’t you know what Scripture says in the passage about Elijah–how he appealed to God against Israel:

World: Internal – Stress                          External – Pressure

The Kingdom: Internal – Peace             External – Grace (The Father’s unchanging Hand)

  • THE POWER OF THE DOUBLE YOD (Image [Yod] and Likeness [Yod])

Luke 19:10 “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

Ezekiel 34:16 I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment.

  • In Genesis 1:26 two Yod’s were promised (Image and Likeness).  However, in Genesis 1:27, only Image was given, with Likeness requiring a process to be received.  In this way, it can appear that the second Yod was lost; however, it was merely made dormant/latent.  What the Son of Man came to seek and save, was the latent second Yod (Likeness).

In the Ancient and International Brotherhood of Freemasonry, their stated purpose is to seek that which was lost (http://www.freemasons-freemasonry.com/International_Brotherhood.html).  As a group, Freemasons believe that King Solomon and the building of his temple contained the information that leads to Eternal Life.  Through progressive revelation, it has been revealed that the eventual fall of the reign of King Solomon – juxtaposed alongside the fall of The Tower of Babel – measure up to be reflective of the same event.  This fall resulted in the loss of understanding of how to successfully practice the ways to reach Heaven; thereby, gaining instructions that can only be supplied by The Father in Heaven.

The story of the building of King Solomon’s temple revolves around the story of a Master Builder named Hiram Abiff.  As the only Mason who had reached the level of Master, Hiram Abiff never was able to pass along the ‘secret’ word that would grant Fellowcraft Mason’s access to the Master Mason level, and with it, the wealth of knowledge needed to build at superior and sustainable levels.  According to the story, Hiram Abiff was killed before he was able to pass along the ‘word’.

In place of this lost ‘Word’, Freemasons came up with their own replacement word; thereby, creating their own form of higher-level righteousness, based around the symbolism of Masonic working tools.  The stated quest of Freemasonry is to find the Lost Word (latent Yod); however, since the fall of King Solomon was connected with his false idol worship, so too are the desires of Freemasons.  To regain some sense of how to become leaders after the fall of The Tower of Babel, Freemasons of antiquity studied astrolatry/Sabaism (study of the stars/heavens) in order to re-create some form of understanding.  This eventually led to the Worship of The Queen of Heaven…which itself led to the fall of Solomon and several other Biblical moments of decline.

In this allegory, Hiram Abiff can be viewed as The Father in Heaven, with His Life being a reflection on Earth of what it takes to reach The Master’s level.  His ‘death’ signifies the need to go through a spiritual death to the World in order to receive re-birth…in doing so, learning what is needed to gain access to the information and understanding of reaching The Master’s Degree.  For those who have not yet gone through the re-birth process other forms/levels of information and understanding are used in place of The Master’s information so that growth and movement can continue.  However, just as inferior materials were used in the building of the Tower of Babel – facilitating the ease in which it fell – so too are the inferior materials used for growth and movement in the World, until they are replaced with the more superior materials of The Master.

**NOTE: King Solomon, the builders of his time, as well as subsequent spiritual practicing Freemasons served their purpose in the overall progressive plan of The Father in Heaven.  Just as all events had to occur so that the coming of Jesus would provide the missing elements that those men did not (were not supposed) to possess, so too is this information.

  • Isaiah 45:14 This is what the LORD says: “The products of Egypt and the merchandise of Cush, and those tall Sabeans— they will come over to you and will be yours; they will trudge behind you, coming over to you in chains. They will bow down before you and plead with you, saying, ‘Surely God is with you, and there is no other; there is no other god.'”
    • According to Genesis 10:6, Cush and Egypt (Mizraim) are two of the four sons of Ham.  Research indicates (http://www.biblemeanings.info/Bible/Genesis/ch10,v6-m.htm) that, spiritually speaking, Ham signifies ‘faith separated from charity’.  In keeping with the Biblical theme of the effects of being promised two Yod’s (Image and Likeness), but initially only receiving one Yod (Image), faith separated from charity is an example of what Image separated from Likeness looks like.  In this example, the research indicates that “Faith separated from charity is no faith. Where there is no faith, there is no worship, neither internal nor external. If there be any worship at all, it is corrupt worship, and therefore by “Ham” is likewise signified internal worship corrupted.”
    • As sons of Ham (faith with no charity), Cush (Ethiopia) and Mizraim (Egypt) provide insight into various attributes that arise as the outgrowth of such spiritual lack.  Cush represents “interior knowledges of the Word, whereby such men confirm false principles” – in other words, the internal drive of free will – whereas Egypt represents “memory-knowledges or various matters of memory, whereby men desire to explore the mysteries of faith, and from them confirm principles of falsity” – in other words, the understanding of the cycles of World history.
    • Astrolatry is the worship of stars and other heavenly bodies as deities. Sabians/Sabeans were were notorious for their astrolatry, for which reason the practice is also known as “Sabaism” or “Sabaeanism” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astrolatry)
      • Products of Egypt: (physical) things made in the World, as the result of understanding and using the knowledge of the repeating cycle of the World
      • Merchandise of Cush (spiritual): expertise of the knowledge gained from using personal will to succeed in the World
      • Tall Sabeans: The study of ‘the Heavens’ has been shown in this blog to represent the understanding of the workings of the World.  Tall Sabeans are the ones who are placed in positions of authority to use their study of astrolatry to gain the spiritual understanding of the Heavens that is used to produce the products of Egypt.
        • Queen of Heaven: the study of the Heavens (astrolatry) has also been attributed in the Bible as worship of the Queen of Heaven, which was the source of the downfall of many rulers, to include King Solomon.  Worship of the Queen of Heaven is in fact worship of the intuition of women, where men use the information that women gain from figuring out what negative situations may arise in the future and formulate plans to avoid/eliminate potential problems.  The primary issue with following such information is that it is inherently negative, and as such, does not allow the follower of the Queen of Heaven to get any closer to the Positivity of The Father in Heaven.
  • Therefore, Jesus came to seek and save (activate) the lost/latent Likeness Yod; thereby, allowing for the use of Pure Positivity to serve as the more efficient and effective building material, not only for Freemasons, but for any/all who are led to activate their Likeness Yod.  Freemasons (Tall Sabeans) simply convert the effective World-based use of their building skills to that of Kingdom Building once the ‘lost Word’ (latent Likeness Yod) is regained and activated in their lives.
  • Spiritual Rebirth/Transformation
    • Revelation 20:13 The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what they had done.
      • The Sea: the Heavens; thought processes that govern success in the World
      • The Dead: those who are no longer trying to make it in the World
      • Death: Life in the World
      • Hades/the grave: Rich Man’s grave; Purgatory/Kingdom learning environment
  • The Origin of Peace is Faith.  Peace leads to positive-based suggestions called recommending
    • Re/com/mendre-: a prefix meaning again; com-: a prefix meaning together with; mend: to repair…to be free from fault/defects.
    • Recommend: again together with that which repairs…makes free from fault defect.
  • The Origin of Pressure is Doubt.  Doubt leads to confusion and results in negative-based suggestions called criticizing.  Criticizing results from trying to figure and use own understanding.
    • Persuade: to induce/undertake a course of action by means of argument
      • Per-: a prefix meaning thoroughly; sway: to swing back and forth; to bend to one side.

John 12:25 Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.

  • The Father in Heaven will never take something from your hands that He won’t replace with something greater.
    • You must let go of Life (Kingdom Seekers are led to no longer attempt to try and succeed/make it in the World) in order to grasp/grab hold of Eternal Life (greater levels of success await in The Kingdom of Heaven on Earth)
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