Gnostic Doctrine

Tuesday 31 March 2020

Sunday 29 March 2020

Sin is in the flesh

Sin is in the flesh

Sin is in the flesh, the flesh is as the cloths we wear; the vessel, the shell - kept alive by the spirit, soul cannot keep organic life alive like a sperm cannot produce the egg, sperm must find the egg, going through a tiny bit of darkness and only one enters in. The flesh is sinful in nature, because of soul and is this souls fault? No. Yet soul is captive within the flesh of man. Soul is the higher intelligence of man and when soul mingles with the instinctual spirit of life, ego is manifested from the flesh, and is ego is blame. No. This is where all the gods came from, the imaginations of the ego through the soul who's come from the light. Soul is drawn by ego to image its the spirit having a human experience, this is not so. Soul is the true child of the Father. Its time for soul to awaken within I hope everyone's ready for the Lord wants none to perish.

Saturday 28 March 2020

hidden revelation Gospel of Mary

chapter 5

5) Peter said to Mary, Sister we know that the Savior loved you more than the rest of woman.
6) Tell us the words of the Savior which you remember which you know, but we do not, nor have we heard them.
7) Mary answered and said, What is hidden from you I will proclaim to you.

It seems from the words of Peter that Mary played a special role even before the resurrection and Peter now asks Mary for a hidden revelation

5  Peter said to Mary, "Sister, we know that the Savior loved you more than all other women. 

the statement that the Messiah loved Mary more than than the rest of woman seems to link it to the saying in the Gospel of Philip that he loved her more than all other disciple

The Gospel of Philip Wisdom and Mary of Magdala

Wisdom, who is called barren, is the mother of the angels.
The companion of the [savior] is Mary of Magdala. The [savior loved] her more than [all] the disciples, [and he] kissed her often on her [mouth].
The other [disciples] [64]…said to him, “Why do you love her more than all of us?”
The savior answered and said to them, “Why do I not love you like her? If a blind person and one who can see are both in darkness, they are the same. When the light comes, one who can see will see the light, and the blind person will stay in darkness.”

6 Tell us the words of the Savior that you remember, the things which you know that we don't because we haven't heard them."
7  Mary responded, "I will teach you about what is hidden from you." And she began to speak these words to them.

Mary now declares her willingness to impart this special teaching too 

Mary the Consoler the Gospel of Mary

Chapter 5

1) But they were grieved. They wept greatly, saying, How shall we go to the Gentiles and preach the gospel of the Kingdom of the Son of Man? If they did not spare Him, how will they spare us?
2) Then Mary stood up, greeted them all, and said to her brethren, Do not weep and do not grieve nor be irresolute, for His grace will be entirely with you and will protect you.
3) But rather, let us praise His greatness, for He has prepared us and made us into Men.
4) When Mary said this, she turned their hearts to the Good, and they began to discuss the words of the Savior.

The Apostles think that they will not be successful in preaching the message they will suffer the same fate as the messiah himself

1) But they were grieved. They wept greatly, saying, How shall we go to the Gentiles and preach the gospel of the Kingdom of the Son of Man? If they did not spare Him, how will they spare us?

Mary now assumes the main position she acts just as the Messiah did before her embracing the Apostles and encouraging them.

2) Then Mary stood up, greeted them all, and said to her brethren, Do not weep and do not grieve nor be irresolute, for His grace will be entirely with you and will protect you.
3) But rather, let us praise His greatness, for He has prepared us and made us into Men.

Then Mary stood up. She greeted them all, addressing her brothers and sisters, "Do not weep and be distressed nor let your hearts be irresolute. For his grace will be with you all and will shelter you. Rather we should praise his greatness, for he has prepared us and made us true Human beings."

for He has prepared us and made us into Men
for he has prepared us and made us true Human beings

Men like the English both Greek and Coptic words have a term "man" which can indicate either a male individual or humanity a a whole and a term "male" which can only refer  to masculine-gendered person. In the Gospel of Thomas  the "term" is male in the Gospel of Mary it is "man" since in the  the Gospel of Mary  both men and women  disciples are made "men" the intent is generic (human beings )

This should be understood in light of Jesus's words that For the Son of Man is within you. his saving work allows us to follow after him the way to the true human existence and to find within ourselves the son of man as our own new self 

Surah 3:49 and the Infancy Gospel of Thomas

Infancy Gospel of Thomas

2. This child Jesus, when five years old, was playing in the ford of a mountain stream; and He collected the flowing waters into pools, and made them clear immediately, and by a word alone He made them obey Him. And having made some soft clay, He fashioned out of it twelve sparrows. And it was the Sabbath when He did these things. And there were also many other children playing with Him. And a certain Jew, seeing what Jesus was doing, playing on the Sabbath, went off immediately, and said to his father Joseph: Behold, thy son is at the stream, and has taken clay, and made of it twelve birds, and has profaned the Sabbath. And Joseph, coming to the place and seeing, cried out to Him, saying: Wherefore doest thou on the Sabbath what it is not lawful to do? And Jesus clapped His hands, and cried out to the sparrows, and said to them: Off you go! And the sparrows flew, and went off crying. And the Jews seeing this were amazed, and went away and reported to their chief men what they had seen Jesus doing.

45. Behold! the angels said: "O Mary! Allah giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him: his name will be Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, held in honour in this world and the Hereafter and of (the company of) those nearest to Allah.
46. "He shall speak to the people in childhood and in maturity. And he shall be (of the company) of the righteous."
47. She said: "O my Lord! How shall I have a son when no man hath touched me?" He said: "Even so: Allah createth what He willeth: When He hath decreed a plan, He but saith to it, 'Be,' and it is!
48. "And Allah will teach him the Book and Wisdom, the Law and the Gospel,
49. "And (appoint him) an apostle to the Children of Israel, (with this message): "'I have come to you, with a Sign from your Lord, in that I make for you out of clay, as it were, the figure of a bird, and breathe into it, and it becomes a bird by Allah.s leave: And I heal those born blind, and the lepers, and I quicken the dead, by Allah.s leave; and I declare to you what ye eat, and what ye store in your houses. Surely therein is a Sign for you if ye did believe;

45. Behold! the angels said: "O Mary! Allah giveth thee glad tidings of a Word from Him: his name will be Christ Jesus, the son of Mary, held in honour in this world and the Hereafter and of (the company of) those nearest to Allah.

386 Christ: Greek, Christos = anointed: kings and priests were anointed to symbolise consecration to their office. The Hebrew and Arabic form is Masih .

46. "He shall speak to the people in childhood and in maturity. And he shall be (of the company) of the righteous."

388 The ministry of Jesus lasted only about three years, from 30 to 33 years of his age, when in the eyes of his enemies he was crucified. But the Gospel of Luke ( 2:46 ) describes him as disputing with the doctors in the Temple at the age of 12, and even earlier, as a child, he was "strong in spirit, filled with wisdom" (Luke 2:40 ). Some apocryphal Gospels describe him as preaching from infancy.

47. She said: "O my Lord! How shall I have a son when no man hath touched me?" He said: "Even so: Allah createth what He willeth: When He hath decreed a plan, He but saith to it, 'Be,' and it is!

389 She was addressed by angels, who gave her Allah's message. In reply she speaks as to Allah. In reply, apparently an angel again gives Allah's message.

48. "And Allah will teach him the Book and Wisdom, the Law and the Gospel,

49. "And (appoint him) an apostle to the Children of Israel, (with this message): "'I have come to you, with a Sign from your Lord, in that I make for you out of clay, as it were, the figure of a bird, and breathe into it, and it becomes a bird by Allah.s leave: And I heal those born blind, and the lepers, and I quicken the dead, by Allah.s leave; and I declare to you what ye eat, and what ye store in your houses. Surely therein is a Sign for you if ye did believe;

390 This miracle of the clay birds is found in some of the apocryphal Gospels; those of curing the blind and the lepers and raising the dead are in the canonical Gospels. The original Gospel (see 3:48 ) was not the various stories written afterwards by disciples, but the real Message taught direct by Jesus. 

391 I do not know whether this clause refers to a particular incident, or generally to a prophetic knowledge of what is not known to ordinary people.

Surah 3:44 and The Protoevangelium of James

Surah 3:44 and The Protoevangelium of James

The Protoevangelium of James

8. And her parents went down marvelling, and praising the Lord God, because the child had not turned back. And Mary was in the temple of the Lord as if she were a dove that dwelt there, and she received food from the hand of an angel. And when she was twelve years old there was held a council of the priests, saying: Behold, Mary has reached the age of twelve years in the temple of the Lord. What then shall we do with her, test perchance she defile the sanctuary of the Lord? And they said to the high priest: Thou standest by the altar of the Lord; go in, and pray concerning her; and whatever the Lord shall manifest unto thee, that also will we do. And the high priest went in, taking the robe with the twelve bells into the holy of holies; and he prayed concerning her. And behold an angel of the Lord stood by him, saying unto him: Zacharias, Zacharias, go out and assemble the widowers of the people, and let them bring each his rod; and to whomsoever the Lord shall show a sign, his wife shall she be. And the heralds went out through all the circuit of Judaea, and the trumpet of the Lord sounded, and all ran.

9. And Joseph, throwing away his axe, went out to meet them; and when they had assembled, they went away to the high priest, taking with them their rods. And he, taking the rods of all of them, entered into the temple, and prayed; and having ended his prayer, he took the rods and came out, and gave them to them: but there was no sign in them, and Joseph took his rod last; and, behold, a dove came out of the rod, and flew upon Joseph's head. And the priest said to Joseph, Thou hast been chosen by lot to take into thy keeping the virgin of the Lord. But Joseph refused, saying: I have children, and I am an old man, and she is a young girl. I am afraid lest I become a laughing-stock to the sons of Israel. And the priest said to Joseph: Fear the Lord thy God, and remember what the Lord did to Dathan, and Abiram, and Korah; how the earth opened, and they were swallowed up on account of their contradiction. And now fear, O Joseph, lest the same things happen in thy house. And Joseph was afraid, and took her into his keeping. And Joseph said to Mary: Behold, I have received thee from the temple of the Lord; and now I leave thee in my house, and go away to build my buildings, and I shall come to thee. The Lord will protect thee.

10. And there was a council of the priests, saying: Let us make a veil for the temple of the Lord. And the priest said: Call to me the undefiled virgins of the family of David. And the officers went away, and sought, and found seven virgins. And the priest remembered the child Mary, that she was of the family of David, and undefiled before God. And the officers went away and brought her. And they brought them into the temple of the Lord. And the priest said: Choose for me by lot who shall spin the gold, and the white, and the fine linen, and the silk, and the blue, and the scarlet, and the true purple. And the true purple and the scarlet fell to the lot of Mary, and she took them, and went away to her house. And at that time Zacharias was dumb, and Samuel was in his place until the time that Zacharias spake. And Mary took the scarlet, and span it.

Surah 3:44

42. Behold! the angels said: "O Mary! Allah hath chosen thee and purified thee- chosen thee above the women of all nations.
43. "O Mary! worship Thy Lord devoutly: Prostrate thyself, and bow down (in prayer) with those who bow down."
44. This is part of the tidings of the things unseen, which We reveal unto thee (O Messenger.) by inspiration: Thou wast not with them when they cast lots with arrows, as to which of them should be charged with the care of Mary: Nor wast thou with them when they disputed (the point).

384 Literally, reeds: aqlam.. For the Arab custom of casting lots with arrows, see 2:219, n. 241.

385 Christian apocryphal writings mention the contention between the priests as to the honour of taking charge of Mary, and how it was decided by means of rods and reeds in favour of Zakariya.

saying 61

Saying 61

61) Jesus said: Two will rest upon a bed; one will die, the other live. Salome said: Who are you, man, whose son? You have mounted my bed and eaten from my table. Jesus said to her: I am he who comes forth from the one who is equal; I was given of the things of my Father. <Salome said:> I am your disciple. <Jesus said to her:> Therefore I say: If he is equal, he is full of light, but if he is divided, he will be full of darkness.

This saying is about the judgement seat of Christ only the few who makes the right choices and commit to Jesus and his teachings will receive the final reward, immortal. All other will die.
The one who will die is identified with the corpse that dies and is eaten in the previous saying. And the one who will live is identified with the sons of the living one.

Two on a couch probably refers to a dinner party or symposium - a place one is least likely to anticipate death. Death strikes when we least expect it and rather arbitrarily. (the couch of course being the place where they reclined at the table).

This context is confirmed by the remark of Salome in v. 2: 'Who are you, sir? You haveclimbed onto my couch and eaten from my table as if you are from someone.' Jesus is here  represented as an intruder at a dinner party." (The Five Gospels, p. 507)

I am he who comes forth from the one who is equal
Lambdin has "I am he who exists from the undivided."

this part of the saying resembles that of saying 50 this time it is Jesus who is asked the question not the disciples being told how to answer questions and Jesus responds in the same way he told his disciples to answer questions we are naturally divided from God Jesus came so that the divided might be undivided Yahweh is the one who is undivided that is Yahweh is not 3 gods in one God, to have 3 existing as one is not a unity but a division the father would have no power for the 3rd person the so called Holy ghost would have the power and that would make the Holy Ghost a woman and not a man and she would be the wife of the father and the mother of the son but this is not so the holy spirit is the power of Yahweh but he is one El (powerful one) in many Elohim (powerful ones) that is Deity manifestation Deity manifested in flesh and spirit. Jesus like us derives his life from Yahweh for he is the God of the spirit of all flesh Jesus in the days of his flesh breath the 5397 and the 7307 but after his death and post-resurrectional glory his flesh was totally animated by the spirit thus being called the Lord the spirit

Therefore, I say, when he is united he will be filled with light,
what Jesus meant by his answer, though it may contain reminiscences of John 5:18 ('He called God his own Father, making himself equal to God'; cf., Philippians 2:6) and Matthew 11:27 ('All things have been delivered to me by my Father' cf., Luke 10:22).

61)# Jesus said, "Two [believers] will rest on a bed [couched in a religion]: the one will die [remain in union (married) with that religion and its worldly lower/outward forms], and the other will live ["come out from her..." into the spiritual higher/inward substance]." Salome [mother of James and John] said to him, "Who are You, man, that You, as though from the One [He being circumcised and bound by the laws of the Jewish religion], have come up on my couch and eaten from my table [trying to ascertain her spiritual condition]?" Jesus said to her, "I am He who exists from the Undivided [One with the Spirit of God (His unleavened Word is harmoniously captured in the Old and the New Testaments in the spirit of Truth)]. I was given some of the things of my Father [the Keys of Knowledge and the fruit this knowledge bears]." <Salome said,> "I am Your disciple [as all of the Christo-pagan worshippers in worldly religions say]." <Jesus said to her,> "Therefore I say [so listen carefully with both ears], if he is <undivided> [able to focus on the Word without the leaven of the Pharisees (worldly religious leaders) and see the harmony], he will be filled with light [both testaments are opened up with the same keys], but if he is divided [still serving two master, vacillating between the pure word and the leaven of their worldly masters who say that the Old and New Testaments are not in harmony and blame Messiah for "false teachings"], he will be filled with darkness [never come to the knowledge of the truth and die in his sins]."

fire and kingdom Gospel of Thomas Saying 82

Saying 82

(82) Jesus said: He who is near to me is near the fire, and he who is far from me is far from the kingdom.

Here in Saying 82 Jesus is both fire and kingdom and if we compare this with Saying 10 Jesus control the fire that will soon blaze and that fire is identified with Jesus and those with him and the fire is identified with the Kingdom one might therefore re-read Saying 10 as I have thrown the Kingdom on the world to refine it

Fire is a symbol of the God-manifestation for "God is a consuming fire”. The Elohim that Moses saw were the representatives of the personages to be manifested from the seed of Abraham in the Age of glory; the same Eternal Spirit being the substratum, or hypostasis of the representatives, and of those whom they represented; for which cause "He" and "His" are affirmed of them. The Elohim and the Devouring Fire on the top of the mount were the typical manifestation of Yahweh's glory; which finds its antitype in glorious display of the things represented also in Ezek. 1:10; 43:4; Rev. 4:5; 15:2. The great multitude which no man could number (Rev. 7:9, 14, 17) are they whom Ezekiel saw in a vision, moving onward in victorious career. "In their going," says he, "I heard the noise of their wings like the noise of great waters, as the voice of Mighty Ones, or in Hebrew shaddai: the sound of the speech was as the sound of a host" (Ezek. 1:24).

 Daniel also saw them in vision. "I beheld," says he, "until the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of Days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool' his throne the fiery flame, and his wheels burning fire. A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him; thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the Judgment was set, and the books were opened" (Dan. 7:9-10). Whence came all these thousands of the fiery stream? They are all the Sons of Power: Spirits born of the Spirit; Israel's Elohim, or Mighty Ones; who were once Jews and Gentiles in unprofitable flesh: sinners under sentence of death, but justified by an intelligent and obedient faith. These are the Elohim of the Sh'ma Yisraail, the hypostasis of whom is the ONE YAHWEH -- the One Eternal Spirit multitudinously manifested in the Sons of Eternal Power. When these become apparent, "at THE ADOPTION, to wit, the redemption of the Body" (Rom. 8:23) -- the "One Body" -- then will be revealed the Mystical Christ -- the seed of Abraham -- the "Son of Man clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the breasts with a golden girdle; his head and hairs like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes as a flame of fire; and his feet like unto fine brass, as if glowing in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters" (Rev. 1:13-15) -- the voice of the redeemed of all kindreds, and nations, and peoples and tongues.

Men must become Cherubim, Rev 5: Daniel's Ancient of Days and the ten thousands that surround him in judgment, are equivalent to "the holy messengers and the Lamb," in Rev. 14:10, where we find fire and brimstone before them tormenting their enemies -- the full allegorical development of the Eden Cherubic flame that guarded against all approach to the "tree of lives" by the unfaithful and disobedient. "Whosoever was not found written in the Book of Life, was cast into the lake of fire burning with brimstone" (Rev. 19:20).

The Cherubim stationed as guards at the east of Eden's garden were certain Elohim or powerful Ones, detailed by the Eternal Spirit for the protection of the Life-Imparting Tree, and "the Way," that led thereto. Hence, all communications from the Eternal throne for the instruction of mankind would pass through them. Themselves corporeal localizations of Spirit, they were vehicles in and by which were conveyed "the mysteries of the faith," into which they desired to look, but were not able (1 Pet. 1:12; Mark 13:32). These "conveying vehicles" or chariots of the Eternal Spirit, were "public official spirits sent forth for service on account of those hereafter to inherit salvation" (Heb. 1:14). Hence, they are styled Malachim Yahweh, angels or messengers of the Eternal Power, self-styled Ehyeh or Yahweh. David, addressing these Angel-Elohim, says: "Bless ye Yahweh, ye His angels, mighty of power, executing his command, hearkening to the voice of His word. Bless ye, Yahweh, all ye His hosts, His attendants, executing His pleasure"; and elsewhere "O Yahweh, my Elohim"! -- O Eternal One, my Mighties -- "Thou art very great, covering Thyself with light as a garment, spreading out the heavens as a curtain; who makest dark clouds His chariot; who goes on the wings of spirit, making His messengers spirits, His attendants a flaming fire. He established the earth upon its foundations, that nothing shall be moved during the age and beyond" olahm wah-ed (Psalm 103:20; 104:1-5).
Here, then, is a destroying and conquering power associated with the tarshish or beryl in the breastplate of judgment. It is similarly associated by Ezekiel with the wheels of the Cherubic chariot. He says, "the appearance of the wheels and their work was as the aspect of the tarshish"; and their felloes were full of eyes, and so lofty, "that they were dreadful." And "the Spirit of the Living One was in the wheels." Hence they are styled, in Dan. 7:9, "The wheels of the Ancient of Days," whose description identifies him with "the Man of the One," and the apocalyptic "Son of Man .... His garment white as snow, and the hair of his head as pure wool; his throne flames of fire, his wheels a consuming fire." The eighth foundation gem (answering to the priestly tribe of Levi) of the wall of the golden city on which the name of an apostle is engraved, is a tarshish or beryl (Rev. 21:20, cp with Rev. 7:7). We conclude then, from these premisses, that the tarshish-like body of the Spirit-Man seen by Daniel, is a priestly body or community, in which is incarnated the spirit of the Eternal; and that in the latter days, it will eventuate the great salvation in concert with the tribes of Israel, as a destroying and conquering power. This God-manifestation "is a consuming fire."

82) Jesus said, "He who is near Me [the Truth, the Word] is near the fire [for it either excuses or accuses one (the fire that burns in the individual spirit consciousness upon discovery of its depravity)], and he who is far from Me [the Truth, the Word] is far from the Kingdom [which is inside of you...we must come to know ourselves that we come to know Him and receive the "Keys of Knowledge" and the higher/inward (spiritual) teachings]."

renounce power Gospel of Thomas Saying 81

Saying 81

(81) Jesus said: He who has become rich, let him become king, and he who has power, let him renounce (it).

This passage seems a little odd and even contradictory. What we would expect Jesus to say is “Let the wealthy give up his money and the powerful to give up his power.” However, assuming this passage is an accurate account of what Jesus said, it is possible that he is saying let those who have acquired great spiritual wealth reign over the earth, and then the powerful will lose their control. I think it is apparent that many of theses passages have little structured sequencing or context, which makes it more difficult to ascertain the true intent of Jesus’ teachings. Our most important guide is finding logical and spiritual harmony in the framework of God’s love and sovereignty. By the way, this is how we should view the world as well. In light of everything else Jesus taught then it makes perfect sense to see that Jesus is saying the meek will inherit the earth. The meek of this world have become spiritually rich because they have stored up great wealth in heaven. 

The wealthy ones are they having knowledge, understanding and wisdom as a crown on their heads a jewelled crown of light, truth-consciousness. One who is wealthy in this way shall become a king in the age to come. But those who are powerful or have power should give it up and become poor to become rich. Just as for kings have life wisdom to you so you should leave the world to them.

81) Jesus said, "Let him who has grown rich [finding true wealth of the higher/inward (spiritual) teachings] be king [find life that he might pass it on to others], and let him who possesses power [over the world as a result] renounce it [in the Kingdom of God, the Kings and Priests are there to serve not be served]."

Friday 27 March 2020

the world Gospel of Thomas Saying 80

Saying 80

(80) Jesus said: He who has known the world has found the body; and he who has found the body, the world is not worthy of him.

This world is one of shadows and deceptions. Because the mind of man has come to accept it as another home, he remains here to suffer and die as a creature of flesh. But this too is also a lie. Because of this deception of the carnal mind and ego, this world has become the place of the dead; it is Hades. For our sake God’s Son came down into Hades, to set us captives free. So if one has come to know the world and has discovered it is death (a carcass), then he has overcome the world and the world is not worthy of him anymore. This is why we must be resurrected because we are spiritually dead in sin and in the darkness of deception. This is why we must live by the Spirit of Christ because we are being called to a higher level of life- a higher nature that is not part of the animal kingdom. Our higher nature is found in the Kingdom of God!

80) Jesus said, "He who has recognized the world [as a global false religious system] has found the body [a dead corpus full of dead men's bones (their soul is bound by the spirit of the world)], but he who has found the body [now knowing how and why it died] is superior to the world [exercises power and authority over the world and its false teachings]." 

know the truth Gospel of Thomas Saying 78

Saying 78

(78) Jesus said: Why did you come out into the field? To see a reed shaken by the wind? And to see a man clothed in soft raiment? [Look, your] kings and your great men, these are the ones who wear soft clothing, and they [will] not be able to know the truth.

Jesus is speaking first about John the baptised and secondly about himself. Both Jesus and john did not dress in soft garments and they did not live in luxury only kings and prominent men live like this, but they will not be able to understand the truth. So we must seek out and follow the true prophet. If you seek you will find. If you ask you will receive. You must go out into the wilderness to meet with the prophet of God. Just as Israel did with Moses. So here the wilderness is the pasture which the true shaepered of Israel is leading us to come to. (Joel 2:22 Ps 65:13) For only when you enter into the world of the prophet can you communicate with the word of Yahweh. As long as you remain in spiritual Egypt (a symbol of spiritual ignorance or darkness and spiritual decline) you cannot listen and hear the word of Yahweh in the prophet for all of your self-concerns and worldly interests will not let you listen and hear. The God of Israel is the God of the wilderness, and you must go out into the wilderness in order to meet with him.

78)## Jesus said, "Why have you come out into the desert [waterless places - false religions]? To see a reed ["Canon" (Greek kanon) means a reed - used for a rule or measuring]; shaken [bent this way and that] by the wind [(spirit of the world) - the result from this is thousands of different sects all having their own differing doctrines of men to fit their own particular niche]? And to see a man [religious leader] clothed in fine [worldly] garments like your [nations] kings and your great men [who are all in collusion with one another]? Upon them are the fine [garments], [outward superficial greatness] and they are unable [as natural men] to discern the truth."

the pearl Gospel of Thomas Saying 76

Saying 76

(76) Jesus said: The kingdom of the Father is like a merchant who had a load (of goods) and found a pearl. That merchant was wise. He sold the load and bought for himself the pearl alone. You also, seek after his treasure which does not fail (but) endures, where moth does not come near to devour nor worm to destroy.

The saying is sandwiched between 75 a call to celibacy, and 77 a christological statement about Jesus’ power and authority so this saying would be understood by the listener to be the celibate who has left behind his or her family and possessions in order to devote him or herself to Jesus, to receive the treasure he has to give. Why? Because Jesus is the light above all things, from whom everything came forth. The evident lesson of this Saying is the same as in the saying of the treasure hid in the field, only it is put in a stronger light. (Saying 109). The finder of the treasure in the field appears only as an accidental finder. In this case, the man is on the outlook for something good to buy, and, finding a particular gem, recognises its value so decisively as to sell his whole stock that he might obtain it. Cp Matt 13: 44: whether discovered by accident, or by design, the reaction is the same: give up everything else so as to obtain it!

In Saying 109, the man stumbles upon the "treasure" -- he was evidently not seeking it at all; he didn't even know it was to be found! But in this saying, the merchant has been searching high and low for the greatest "treasure", the greatest "pearl": he has sifted through and evaluated other "pearls"; he knows the worth of what he seeks, and he knows immediately when he finds it: "This is it!" -- his heart's desire!

But, in each case, whether by apparent "accident" or by design and tireless effort, the man who at last finds the great "treasure" will do anything, and sell anything, if only he might acquire it!
So the question arises: instead of the "treasure" (or the "pearl") being the "gospel" or "Christ" himself, and the man (or the merchant) the one who finds truth… why not: the "treasure" is the one who finds truth, and the man who finds HIM is Christ?

And the answer, I believe, is: why not indeed? Whether it be by what appears to be coincidence (but which is really the providence of God), or by diligent and long searching, Christ will seek out and find HIS "treasure", HIS "pearls". And they will be the "treasured possessions", the "jewels" in his "crown" (cp Phi 4:1; 1Th 2:19), the ones who are bound up in HIS "bundle" of precious things!
They will be Christ's "treasure", also, BECAUSE they "treasured" what they found. It is a cliché, surely, that we all become, in time, what we seek after, or what we want to be. The pleasure-seeker becomes a hedonist, the leisure-seeker becomes lazy, the wealth-seeker becomes rich: what we desire in our heart or hearts is what, at the last, we will BE! As a man thinks in his heart, so he becomes. And the seeker after the treasure of God's truth, His word, His promises -- who desires that above all else… will in the end BECOME the "treasure" which he sought

And all together, the individual redeemed ones will constitute the Bride of the Lamb, the virtuous woman who is the Bridegroom's greatest treasure, "for she is worth far more than rubles" (Prov 31:10).

Each of these two propositions has merit, and each -- it is believed -- may be true: do we seek Christ, or does Christ seek us? Do we find Christ, or does Christ find us? Yes, and yes. It all depends on which perspective we have. To human eyes, and human experience, it may appear altogether as though WE do the seeking and the finding, but from God's point of view, we all were known and marked out ahead of time. For His point of view, we do not save ourselves; we cannot save ourselves -- rather, we are searched for, and found, and redeemed, and treasured -- all by Him: "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us [literally, 'marked us out ahead of time'] to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will -- to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves" (Eph 1:3-6).

Pearl this man was actively and diligently seeking for his "treasure"! What might the "treasure" symbolize? (1) Understanding and insight, into the truth of God's revelation of course: Prov 2:2-5. (2) Wisdom, especially of course the wisdom that comes from God (Prov 16:16). This "treasure" is to be found in Christ: "My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge" (Col 2:2,3). "I was found by those who did not seek me" (Isa 65:1).
“You too, seek his unfailing and enduring treasure where no moth comes near to devour and no worm destroys."

76) #Jesus said, "The kingdom of the Father is like a merchant [worldly religious leader/adherent] who had a consignment of merchandise [festivals, customs, traditions, ordinances and the Word that has been leavened by their lower/outward (fleshly) minds] and who discovered a pearl [which forms unseen in its host by irritation - so this pearl represents the spirit working in him upon his conscience]. That merchant was shrewd [like the wise fisherman - see v.8 who was able to discern the value of the hidden meanings in the Word]. He sold the merchandise [gave up all of his worthless traditions etc..] and bought the pearl alone for himself [one must bear his own particular crucifixion alone (sell all he has and walk in the Way)] . ##You too, seek his unfailing and enduring treasure where no moth [garment eating religious system] comes near to devour and no worm [spiritual thief] destroys."

Mormonism and the nag hammadi texts

This is a good study I am not a  Mormon but I think Eugene Seaich has done a good job in this book   

The gospel philip

This is a good introduction to the gospel of Philip 

Wednesday 25 March 2020

mysteries Saying 62

Saying 62

(62) Jesus said: I speak my mysteries to those [who are worthy of my] mysteries. What your right hand does, let not your left hand know what it does.

Isa 45:3 the mysteries are the things concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Christ Jesus and it is all sumed up in the mystery of godliness Deity manifested in flesh

 Jesus explained the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven privately to his disciples Lxx Isa 24:16
Left hand, right hand (as when he spoke of keeping the left hand ignorant of what the right hand was doing, or the stones crying out).

62) ###Jesus said, "It is to those [who are worthy of My] mysteries [those who toil day and night in spirit and in truth asking, seeking and knocking to find life] that I tell [reveal] My mysteries [through the Keys of Knowledge that help unravel these mysteries]. #Do not let your left hand [the power of the flesh who does not ask, seek and knock but rather "puts their trust in the arm of flesh" (the dead) to feed them] know what your right hand [the Messiah Himself] is doing [in you as the "the author and finisher of your faith"]." 

a rich man gospel of thomas saying 63

Saying 63

(63) Jesus said: There was a rich man who had many possessions. He said: I will use my possessions to sow and reap and plant, to fill my barns with fruit, that I may have need of nothing. Those were his thoughts in his heart; and in that night he died. He who has ears, let him hear.

Here Jesus is speaking about those not worthy of his teachings. He tells the hearer that they do not want to be like the foolish man who worked so hard for his own personal gain while neglecting his true spiritual needs. But that same night he died his soul was required of him that is taken from him we must not lay up treasure for ourselves but we must be rich toward God, for God has chosen the poor of this world.
One does not know the hour of one’s death. Life is short and it is best to make the most of it. If your labour was only for vain and empty things, than vanity and emptiness and poverty will be yours. If on the other hand, that later was for things good and noble in God’s sight and you are filled with the spirit-word. Fill your storehouse with God produce and treasures now before you die or it will be too late.

63)# Jesus said, "There was a rich man who had much money [the Keys of Knowledge - true wealth]. He said, 'I shall put my money to use [by hiding the Keys ("burying the truth in the ground") and replacing them with my own teaching so I can profit from it] so that I [in my prideful, covetness and greedy heart] may sow [the lie], reap [material benefits (the fruit of the world)], plant [grow more false churches in more cities], and fill my storehouse [keep everything for himself] with produce [the fruits of his own works], with the result that I [being a believer without faith who would take the Kingdom by force] shall lack nothing [in the world]. Such were his intentions [which were found to be evil indeed], but that same night [while he continued in his dark depraved mind in blasphemy of the holy spirit] he died [gave up the spirit and lost his soul - suffered the second death]. Let him who has [spiritual] ears hear." 

the feast the Gospel of Thomas Saying 64

Saying 64

(64) Jesus said: A man had guests; and when he had prepared the dinner, he sent his servants to invite the guests. He went to the first, and said to him: My master invites you. He said: I have money with some merchants; they are coming to me this evening. I will go and give them my orders. I ask to be excused from the dinner. He went to another (and) said to him: My master invites you. He said to him: I have bought a house, and I am asked for a day. I shall not have time. He went to another (and) said to him: My master invites you. He said to him: My friend is about to be married, and I am to arrange the dinner. I shall not be able to come. I ask to be excused from dinner. He went to another, he said to him: My master invites you. He said to him: I have bought a farm; I am going to collect the rent. I shall not be able to come. I ask to be excused. The servant came back (and) said to his master: Those whom you have invited to dinner have asked to be excused. The master said to his servant: Go out to the roads, bring those whom you find, that they may dine. Traders and merchants [shall] not [enter] the places of my Father.

The parable as spoken in Galilee makes the king “a man,” who gives a supper, instead of a wedding feast; and sends out one servant instead of a number. It also gives the excuses of the invited guests, which are in detail omitted in the Jerusalem parable. The principal difference is in the instruction given to the servant by the master on the refusal of the guests being reported to him. He was to go “Go outside to the streets and bring back those whom you happen to meet, so that they may dine.” The order of invitation according to the Galilee parable is, 1st, selected guests who refuse; 2nd, the people in the streets 3rd, Businessmen and merchants will not enter the Places of My Father."

An order something like this is visible in the apostolic operations: 1. “It was necessary that the word of God should FIRST have been spoken to the Jews” (Acts 13:46). 2. “The salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and they will hear it” (Acts 28:28). 3. (Nearly A.D. 100, when the Apostles were all in their graves except John), “The Spirit and the Bride say, come,.… whosoever will, let him take of the water of life freely” (Rev. 22:17). Go outside to the streets and bring back those whom you happen to meet operation continues to the very coming of the Lord, and embraces “those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord.” It acts upon the figuratively “poor and maimed, and halt and blind.” This explains why it is that the Gospel is not received among the wise and noble of the world, but is confined to such as are of no standing or account, even as it was in the days of Jesus. The cultured and the well-to-do are too much pre-occupied with their own self-comforting devices to have room for the ways of God. The lowly classes are not much better off in this respect, but among them are here and there to be found such as are small in their own eyes, and prepared in an honest and glad heart to “receive the Kingdom of God as little children.”3 Buyers and merchants will not enter the places of my father or the men or the man is the son of man who is inviting many to come and seit down with him at his table with the forefathers and eat of his banquet the guests are sons of the kingdom who rejected the call or invite the ones invited have declined (64:10)so the master said go out onto the roads and bring in those whom you find so that they may dine. Now they would not have brothght in anyone but only those who are worthy but if some one unworthy was there he will be cast out into outer darkness for Businessmen and merchants will not enter the Places of My Father." Cp. Mt 22:11-13 In due season the second coming of the Lord will happen and he will spread out a holy fest upon the banqiet table the worthy enter his house to dine and commune with abrham Iscic Jacbo this is the wedding feast after the judgement the worthy will eanter the bridal chamber.

64)## Jesus said, "A man [Jesus] had received visitors [friends of the bridegroom (Moses, Elijah etc..)]. And when he had prepared the dinner [the true bread (of life) the Word in plain language for those who were worthy to receive it], he sent his servant [His apostles/prophets] to invite guests [share the good news with believers called to Him by the Father]. He went to the first one [religious leaders of the Jewish system of worship] and said to him, "My master invites you.' He said, 'I have claims against some merchants [their house was full of money changers and merchants selling "sheep" and "doves" - much like today she too was one "who made a merchandise of My people"]. They are coming to me this evening [the time that the Old Covenant was near to passing away]. I must go and give them my orders [instruct them in how to increase gain in their quarters so they could keep their tithes and offerings coming in to the head office of the Synagogues]. I ask to be excused [instead of "accused"] from the dinner [being inflamed with the lusts of the flesh he has no desire to depart from his luxurious lifestyle nor the power it brings him in the world].' He went to another [the Roman Church state] and said, 'My master has invited you.' He said to him, 'I have just bought a house [invested everything I had in establishing this new religion (what became the "Triple Crown Power" serving the god of mammon as the great whore riding the beast] and am required for the day [must serve the whole day (1,000 year period) before the reformation]. I shall not have any spare time [my will is more important than yours and it difficult to keep over a billion people bound up].' He went to another [the owner of the reformation (protestant religions)] and said to him, 'My master invites you.' He said to him, 'My friend [ministers of this false religious system and its progeny (denominations - daughters of the great whore)] is going to get married [they believe in their depraved minds that they are actually part of the marriage of the lamb when observing their lower/outward (worldly) forms and traditions], and I am to prepare the banquet [feed them with my errant teachings so they continue believing they are saved as long as they keep putting money in the plate and eat the bread I choose to give them]. I shall not be able to come [to your particular banquet as I am not able to accept and digest your truths while in this depraved condition]. I ask to be excused from the dinner [I am happy in my own worldly and prestigious way right now].' He went to another [the new age worship system that makes God into man's image i.e. the global trust every nation is bound by in its constitutions, acts, statutes, and codes (all forms of commerce also controlled by the mother of all harlots Triple Crown Power)] and said to him, 'My master invites you.' He said to him, 'I have just bought a farm [literally the people of the nations are considered and sold as chattel (beasts) of the farm (nation) they are citizens of.  Orwell said it pretty plainly!  This is effectively the "state" or corporate worship system who in the latter days has incorporated virtually all "so called" religions into its fold causing all to receive the mark of the beast and to serve the god of mammon], and I am on my way to collect the rent [this is pretty accurate as no one truly owns anything in their system but must pay tribute to their master (even "home owners" do not own their homes but are merely "tenants" - look at the fine print!) - it is important to note at this time that this form of worship has its "churches" also but in the form of curia's or courts that are used to collect tithes (fines) and offerings (court costs) from its parishioners when they break a law (sin)]. I shall not be able to come [again he is not even able to consider such an offer in this depraved state]. I ask to be excused.' The servant returned and said to his master, 'Those whom you invited to the dinner [the Judo-Christians of the world over the 2,000 year Messianic age] have asked to be excused [these love the lie (the food of the wicked one)].' The master said to his servant, 'Go outside [of the religious establishments (which are full of faithless "believers" who call themselves by my name but do not do according to my will)] to the streets [the broad ways - where they have not know me] and bring back those [whose hearts are pure and are able to shake loose their drunkenness in the world] whom you happen to meet [good or bad], so that they may dine [on the true hidden manna, which I will reveal to them].' Businessmen and merchants [those who sell the (revised and carnal) Word of God for profit] will not enter [for these "felt themselves unworthy to receive the Kingdom"] the Places of My Father." 

The Temple in Jerusalem the Gospel of Philip

The Temple in Jerusalem

There were three structures for sacrifice in Jerusalem. One opened to the west and was called the holy place; a second opened to the south and was called the holy of the holy; the third opened to the east and was called the holy of holies, where only the high priest could enter. The holy place is baptism; the holy of the holy is redemption; the holy of holies is the bridal chamber. Baptism entails resurrection and redemption, and redemption is in the bridal chamber. The bridal chamber is within a realm superior to [what we belong to], and you cannot find anything [like it…. These] are the ones who worship [in spirit and in truth, for they do not worship] in Jerusalem. There are people in Jerusalem who [do worship] in Jerusalem, and they await [the mysteries] called [the holy] of holies, the curtain [of which] was torn. [Our] bridal chamber is the image [of the bridal chamber] [70] above. That is why its curtain was torn from top to bottom, for some people from below had to go up.

Temple, Cross, Ark

The mysteries of truth are made known in symbols and images. The bedchamber is hidden, and it is the holy of the holy. At first the curtain concealed how God manages creation, but when the curtain is torn and what is inside appears, this building will be left deserted, or rather will be destroyed. And the whole godhead will flee from here but not into the holy of holies, for it cannot mingle with pure [light] and [perfect] fullness. Instead it will remain under the wings of the cross [and under] its arms. This ark will be salvation [for people] when floodwaters [85] surge over them.

According to Valentinians theologians, the divine Fullness (pleroma) corresponds to the Holy of Holies in the Temple (Herakleon Fragment 13). Like the Holy of Holies, the Pleroma is separated from the "outer tent" (i.e. the cosmos) by a boundary or Limit which is often described as a curtain or "veil". 

The Holy Spirit has made us a temple of Christ.

There were three buildings specifically for sacrifice in Jerusalem. The one facing the west was called "The Holy" [representing faith]. Another, facing south, was called "The Holy of the Holy" [representing water]. The third, facing east, was called "The Holy of the Holies" [representing spirit], the place where only the high priest enters [presently the “priest” is one who has “become as their Master”]. Baptism is "the Holy" building [the holy building is the temple of our body (“not made with hands”) where the individual spirit consciousness has “heard the word and believed” therefore receiving the seed of “Christ in you”]. Redemption is the "Holy of the Holy" [This is when the holy spirit anointing takes place and we begin to recognize the hidden things of God and begin “growing in stature and wisdom” much as Jesus did]. "The Holy of the Holies" is the bridal chamber [where the “Christ in you” is fully formed in the womb and becomes a begotten son of the Father ready to burst forth]. Baptism includes the resurrection and the redemption; the redemption (takes place) in the bridal chamber [when the male seed of the Father through Christ (remember this is not physical but thought!) is joined to the female spirit consciousness in your heart a new creation (son) takes place redeeming you from the “world”]. But the bridal chamber is in that which is superior to [...] you will not find [...] are those who pray [...] Jerusalem who [...] Jerusalem , [...] those called the "Holy of the Holies" [...] the veil was rent, [...] bridal chamber except the image [...] above. Because of this, its veil [the flesh] was rent from top to bottom [when the carnal mind is overcome by the spirit son it can no longer hinder him from seeing all that there is above and below, inside and outside]. For it was fitting for some from below to go upward [the firstfruits are raised to a higher status as part of a royal priesthood]. (Philip 61)

The temple contains the Holy Place and the Holy of Holies, but the Holy of Holies is only the gateway to still holier places. When we follow gnosis, our progression is Endless. When the Redeemer offered himself on the cross, the veil of the temple was torn in half from top to bottom. Prior to that time, only the high priest could enter the Holy of Holies, but after that, anyone could enter who would learn the keys for admission. The veil was parted so that every follower of gnosis could become a high priest and enter the Holy of Holies, through which they could ascend to holier places.

When the Son of the Elohim was crucified, the veil of the temple was torn from top to bottom. This was to show us that through the power generated on his cross, the way has been opened for us to pass through the veil to the Holy of Holies, and beyond it to the Bridal Chamber. The veil was torn completely so that we could know that everyone who gets as far as the veil can enter. Beyond the veil are the rooms of power. When you have entered them, you will begin to learn the true nature of power, and you will grow in that nature. Then you will become divine, for you will ascend in gnosis endlessly, becoming continually more integrated into that Reality which is your true nature. Your progression will be endless as you rise from world to world through Eternal Light. This is your potential because of the descent and death of the Redeemer. Because he descended, he has risen. Because he died, he has Eternal Life. Because you have descended with him, you will rise with him, and your name, too, will be Eternal. Amen

The veil in the Gospel of Philip

The veil in the Gospel of Philip

Before the veil was rent we had no bridal chamber
but the image of the bridal chamber above.
So its veil was torn from top to bottom.
It was right for some below to ascend.

The veil at first concealed how god controls creation,
but when the veil is torn and things inside are revealed,
this house will be left desolate, or rather it will be destroyed.

If some belong to the order of the priesthood, they will be able to go within the veil with the high priest.

So the veil was not torn at the top, since it would have been open only to those above. ( the Gospel of Philip)

The Epistle to the Hebrews describes a heavenly temple which is "greater and more perfect" than the temple in Jerusalem. For "it is not a man-made tent, that is, it is not a part of this created world" (Hebrews 9: 11). Like the earthly temple, this heavenly temple is divided into two parts by a veil. The presence of God dwells in the inner part or "Holy of Holies". 

The veil is the separation between God and man the veil is rent by Jesus

According to Herakleon, the Fullness is "the Holy of Holies, into which only the High-Priest enters, into which the spiritual go" (Herakleon Fragment 13). The Gospel of Philip links the opening provided by Christ with the tearing of the veil at the time of Jesus' death (Matthew 27:51). According to Philip,

"If others belong to the order of the priesthood they will be able to enter within the veil with the High Priest. For this reason the veil was not torn at the top only, since it would have been open only to those above; nor was it torn at the bottom only, since it would have been revealed only to those below. But rather it was torn from top to bottom. The upper realm was opened to us in the lower realm, in order that we may enter into the hidden realm of Truth....The Holies of the Holies was uncovered, and the Bridal Chamber invites us in. " (Gospel of Philip 105).

the veil is now rent within our hearts and we can see that we are one with “elohim” having the “power to become sons” 

[when the carnal mind is overcome by the spirit son it can no longer hinder him from seeing all that there is above and below, inside and outside]. For it was fitting for some from below to go upward [the firstfruits are raised to a higher status as part of a royal priesthood].  

The word translated fulness is the Greek pleroma, and its first occurrence in the N.T. places it in contrast with a "rent" or a "gap". The two references are:

"No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse" (Matt. 9:16).

"No man also seweth a piece of new cloth on an old garment; else the new piece that filled it up taketh away from the old, and the rent is made worse" (Mark 2:21).

The pleroma or "fulness" is placed in direct contrast with desolation, waste, flood, fire, scattering, and a condition that is without form and void. Schisma, the word translated "rent" in Matthew 9: 16, is from schizo which is used of the veil of the temple and of the rocks that were "rent" at the time of the Saviour's death and resurrection.

Tuesday 24 March 2020

begetting the gospel of Philip

Humans have sex with humans, horses have sex with horses, donkeys have sex with donkeys. Members of a species have sex with members of the same species. So also spirit has intercourse with spirit, word mingles with word, light mingles [with light].

If [you] become human,
[a human] will love you.
If you become [spirit],
spirit will unite with you.
If you become word,
word [79] will have intercourse with you.
If you become light,
light will mingle with you.
If you become one of those above,
those above will rest on you.
If you become a horse or donkey or bull
or dog or sheep or some other animal,
wild or tame,
then neither human nor spirit
nor word nor light can love you.
Those above and those within cannot rest in you,
and you have no part in them.

A horse sires a horse [those with faith produce more sons of faith ] a man begets man [water baptism into a true church - ], a god brings forth a god [spirit baptism from heaven to be born again that is a resurrection from the dead ]. Compare the bridegroom and the bride. They have come from the [...]. No Jew [...] has existed. And [...the Son of man came] from the Jews. [...And the] Christians [...came from the Son of man] these [...] are referred to as "The chosen people of [...God]," and "The true man" and "Son of Man" and "the seed of the Son of Man". This true race is renowned in the world [...] that the sons of the bridal chamber dwell

[This seems to be defining three different relationship groups.  Those who are as natural men i.e. animalistic (unbelievers), those who believe but are still in bondage to the “letter” of the law (still bound to the flesh) and those who have moved on to the spirit of the law (moved on to enlightenment). It also seems to allude to the fact that one must stop being led by others in the hope that they might bring you into enlightenment but let the spirit within seek holy spirit guidance from the Father through Christ in you]

solitary Gospel of Thomas Saying 75


75) Jesus said: There are many standing at the door, but it is the solitary who will enter the bridal chamber.

The many who stood before the door are probably the foolish virgins of Matthew 25:1-13; only the 'solitary' or 'single one’ those who have committed themselves to Jesus can enter the bridal chamber. True marriage is the union with Jesus, the true husband and it is his bridal chamber that the believer is supposed to enter. We must enter the bridal chamber by baptism in this age or life and become married to Jesus to be like him morally and spiritually than in the age; to come we can enter into the true bridal chamber.
The male and female are united in the bridal chamber now the bridal chamber is a uniting with the divine when one is united with the Father and the Son the mystical union between the bridegroom and Anointed bride. The bridal chamber is to be made consubstantial with the Saviour that is the elect shares body and essence with the Saviour because of its oneness and union with Saviour that is why it is called the bridal chamber and this is why the saviour came to make the two one in the bridal chamber that is to be made consubstantial baptism is also called the bridal chamber because of the agreement and the inseparability of the one whom he has pot on. The bridal chamber is also to be born from above.

75)# Jesus said, "Many [are called and] are standing at the door [of the Word but cannot hear with a carnal ear thanks to putting their trust in religious leaders instead of Him], but it is the solitary [those who know that we should ask, seek and knock at our own cistern and not be led astray by false teachers ("One is your Teacher" Mat 28:8) who will enter the bridal chamber [these are set-apart from the world]."