A lot of this I discovered on my own and a lot of it with the help of Neville Goddard. I hope this helps others understand the Bible is an allegory about you. This was my first blog in three parts. I have combined them together. I hope this helps others!!
The Bible is a puzzle and we instinctively know it can be solved. Look at the popularity of anything on it. DaVinci Code, the Bible Code, the Moses Code, the Kabballah Code are all best sellers. Breaking the code of the Bible is the key and it isn’t running the words through a computer program while you imagine certain words popping up and then they do. It is knowing the language and that means going back to original works in Aramaic, Hebrew, Latin, or Greek.
Apostle is apostello in Greek – apo, off; stello, send, meaning “to be sent.” The english translation is “I am sent to you . . .”, (DR). 12 things sent to you if you ask for it but whether you choose to use them or not is up to you.
Disciple is a derivative of discipline. The disciples of Christ never historically lived. They represent 12 disciplines to be disciplined in to become the pattern that is needed to see the signs confirming that you are indeed a fractal of God and therefore the Son of God and your journey is ending.
The names of the twelve disciples reveal the discipline to master. They are: Simon, who was later named Peter, Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Canaanite, and Judas.
The first discipline is Simon or the attribute of hearing. From Σιμων (Simon), the New Testament Greek form of the Hebrew name שִׁמְעוֹן (Shim’on) which means “he has heard”. Peter is derived from the Greek Πετρος (Petros) meaning “stone”. This is a translation used in most versions of the New Testament of the name Cephas, meaning “stone” in Aramaic.
This discipline is the hearing is set in stone. You insist on only allowing your consciousness to hear such impressions or things that you are consciousness of or wish to be the stated desire. I am healthy.
No matter what the outside might suggest, you look sick, or the evidence of his senses, I feel sick, if such suggestions and ideas are not in keeping with that which he hears, I AM healthy, he remains unmoved and set in stone, I don’t know what you are talking about. I am healthy. This is the instruction of your consciousness, I am healthy. You understand that every suggestion you permit to pass the gate will, on reaching your consciousness, becomes a reality and manifests in this world. You just healed yourself by not listening or allowing other ‘facts’ to dissuade you.
This is apparent in the presidential election in the US. It did not, and still does not, matter to those who love Trump. He is the man. You can say whatever you want about him they refuse to listen to anything other than he is the best and he is the man. Trump refused to listen to anything other than he was the next president. It didn’t matter what the polls said, how the media treated him and his supporters, nothing could sway them in their belief he was the next president. So he is.
The instruction to Simon is that he should permit only dignified and honorable visitors or impressions to enter the house (consciousness). No mistake can be covered up or hidden from yourself, for everything and everyone in this life tells you when you consciously or unconsciously entertained something.
Example — I allowed someone else to frighten me about my mother. I said my mom was healthy and she didn’t. For the two days I entertained the thoughts this nurse had told me. I had carrot flies in my carrot patch in the garden and was weepy and more ‘facts’ about the state of my mom’s ‘health’ kept flying at me. Those ‘facts’, flies and tears were my clues I was not in sync. I revised what I had thought and the flies are gone as are the tears, ‘facts’ and my mom is doing better. The entire time I was telling the carrots they were loved and healthy and when my husband said look at these flies I said yes but the red wasps are here to take care of them and they were but the flies did not go until I revised the thoughts I had entertained. If my choice had been to spray soapy water on them, man trying to control nature who is giving me what I asked for, they would have died and returned because I allowed my consciousness to hear something it said to the contrary earlier. Get back in the vortex, the groove, and sync.
When Simon by remaining steadfast and revising anything that does not agree with what I AM said, proves himself to be a true and faithful disciple and he receives the name of Peter or the rock, the unmoved disciple, the one who cannot be bribed or convinced by anyone. He is called Simon Peter, the one who faithfully hears the commands of his Lord and all others he hears not. Lalalala – I don’t hear you! At the onset of the ‘facts’ I should have said to myself my mom is healthy. I don’t care what you say and ignore her. I didn’t. It becomes a habit after a while but at first you slip and slide.
Christ — Old English Crīst, from Latin Chrīstus, from Greek khristos anointed one (from khriein to anoint), translating Hebrew māshīah Messiah.
Jesus — a derivative of Jehovah meaning I AM
It is this Simon Peter in you who discovers the I AM to be Christ, and he is given the keys to heaven, assured knowledge that conscious imagination saves you, and is made the foundation stone upon which the Temple of God rests. That is not a church either. It is you. You are the temple where God rests. Buildings must have firm foundations and only the disciplined hearing can, on learning that the I AM is Christ, remain firm and unmoved in the knowledge that I AM Christ and beside ME there is no savior. I AM the Savior. All the facts in the world will not dissuade you because you know you are I AM.
The second one is Peter’s brother, Andrew or courage. As you develop faith in yourself, it automatically calls its brother, courage. Faith in oneself, asking for no man’s help but quietly and alone puts on the consciousness of the desired and in spite of the ‘facts’ to the contrary continues faithfully, patiently waiting in the knowledge that his unseen belief, if persisted, must be realized. It must manifest. Faith develops a courage and strength of character that are beyond the wildest dreams of the undisciplined or sleeping man whose faith is in things he can see. You can know how it works through the Law of Attraction but that does not give you faith even though it helps.
The faith of the undisciplined man cannot really be called faith. Your perception is your reality. It is not another perception that is your reality be that your spouse, boss, friend, neighbor, or leaders. The disciplined one knows the whole world could be taken and yet he would remain faithful in the knowledge that the state of consciousness in which he lives must be realized. This courage is Peter’s brother Andrew, the discipline, to dare, to do and to be silent.
You just keep climbing that ladder, Jacob’s ladder, and one day you arrive to the top. You have shed all conditions and returned to the unconditional state of love you arrived in. You are the baby who smiles so lovingly and laughs with wonder at all. You are journeying home, the long way around and you arrive at last.
I know from experience that some of us are naturals at it and have to lose the ability in order to gain it back and in the process of gaining it back we go beyond what we were doing before. It is different for everyone because we are all different and we are all on different parts of the same road. The road home.
Then come the brothers, James and John, James the just, the righteous judge, and his brother John, the beloved. Justice, to be wise, must be administered with love, ever turning the other cheek, love for hate, nonviolence for violence.
The disciple James, symbol of a disciplined judgment, when raised to the high office of a supreme judge must be blindfolded so he is not influenced or judges by appearances. Don’t judge a book by its cover. Disciplined judgment is administered by one who is not influenced by appearances. The one who has called these brothers to discipleship continues faithful to his command to hear only that which he has been commanded to hear. I am healthy or whatever I AM wants. The person who has this quality disciplined is incapable of hearing and accepting as true anything either of himself or another which does not on the hearing fill his heart with love.
You give something your attention and you can either feel good about it, love, or you can feel bad about it, hate.
These two disciplines are one and inseparable when awakened. Such a disciplined one forgives all men for being that which they are. He knows as a wise judge that every man perfectly expresses that which he is, as man, conscious of being. He knows that upon the changeless foundation of consciousness all manifestation rests, that changes of expression can be brought about only through changes of consciousness. You are what you believe you are.
With neither condemnation nor criticism these disciplined qualities allow everyone to be that which he is. However, although allowing this perfect freedom of choice to all, they are ever watchful to see that they themselves follow consciousness and do this both for others and themselves. It is done with love and joy and none other can be permitted. It is imagining another as you wish them to be and believing they are what you imagine.
The fifth discipline is Philip. Phillip asks to be shown the Father. If you are awake you know that the Father is the state of consciousness in which you live, and that this state can be seen only as it is expressed in manifestation. He knows himself to be the perfect likeness or image of that consciousness with which he is identified. So he states, “No man has at any time seen my Father, but I, the son, who dwelleth in his bosom have revealed him; therefore, when you see me, the son, you see my Father, for I come to bear witness of my Father.” I and my Father, consciousness, imagination and its manifestation, God and man, are one.
This aspect when disciplined persists until ideas, ambitions and desires become fulfilled realities. This is the quality which states “Yet in my flesh shall I see God.” It knows how to make the word live, how to give form to the formless. It knows how to consciously manifest.
The sixth disciple is Bartholomew. This discipline is the imagination. An awakened imagination places you head and shoulders above the average man, giving the appearance of a beacon light in a world of darkness. No quality so separates man from man as does the disciplined imagination. This is the separation of the wheat from the chaff. Those with vivid imaginations have given the most to society which are the artists, scientists, inventors and singers, poets.
To call Bartholomew to discipleship is to have the capacity to conceive ideas that will lift you beyond the limitations of man.
The seventh is called Thomas. This discipline doubts or denies every rumor and suggestion that are not in harmony with that which Simon Peter has been commanded to let enter. The person who is conscious of being healthy not because of inherited health, diets or climate, but because he is awakened and knows the state of consciousness in which he lives, will, in spite of the conditions of the world, continue to express health. He could hear through the press, radio and wise men of the world that a plague was sweeping the earth and he would remain unmoved and unimpressed. Thomas, the doubter when disciplined would deny that sickness or anything else which was not in sympathy with the consciousness to which he belonged had any power to affect him.
This discipline of denial protects man from receiving impressions that are not in harmony with his nature. He adopts an attitude of total indifference to all suggestions that are foreign to that which he desires to express. Disciplined denial is not a fight or a struggle but total indifference.
Matthew, the eighth, is the gift of God. This discipline is total acceptance that man’s desires are gifts of God. The man who has called this disciple into being knows that every desire of his heart is a gift from imagination and that it contains both the power and the plan of its self-expression. Such a man never questions the manner of its manifestation. He knows that the plan of expression, how and when, is never revealed to man for imagination’s ways are past finding out. He fully accepts his desires as gifts already received and goes his way in peace confident that they shall appear.
The ninth disciple is called James the son of Alphaeus. This is the quality of discernment. A clear and ordered mind is the voice which calls this disciple into being. This discipline perceives that which is not revealed to the eye of man. This disciple judges not from appearances because he knows the cause is imagination and from within and so is never misled by appearances.
This aspect has the capacity to interpret that which is seen knowing as within so without. Discernment or the capacity to diagnose what inside you is creating what you see outside you is the quality of James the son of Alphaeus.
Thaddaeus, the tenth, is the disciple of praise, a quality in which the undisciplined man is lacking or non-existent. When this quality of praise and thanksgiving is awake within man, he walks with the words, “Thank you, Father,” ever on his lips. He knows that his thanks for things not seen opens the gates and permits gifts beyond his capacity to receive to be poured upon him.
The man who is not thankful for things received is not likely to be the recipient of many gifts from the same source. Until this quality of the mind is disciplined, man will not see his desires manifest. Praise and thanksgiving are to one’s desires what rain and sun are to the unseen seeds in the soil of the earth.
The eleventh quality called is Simon of Canaan. “Hearing good news.” Simon of Canaan, or Simon from the land of milk and honey, when called to discipleship, is proof that the one who calls this discipline into being has become conscious of abundance in life. This discipline is incapable of hearing anything other than good news and so is well qualified to preach the Gospel or Good news.
Last and the most important one of them all, Judas.
When this discipline is awake man knows that he must die to that which he was before he can become that which he desires to be. So it is said of this disciple that he committed suicide, the discipline of detachment. This one knows that his I AM or consciousness is his savior, so he lets all other saviors go. This quality when disciplined gives one the strength to let go.
The man who has called Judas into being has learned how to take his attention away from problems or limitations and to place it upon that which is the solution or savior. “Except ye be born again you cannot in anywise enter the Kingdom of Heaven.” “No greater love hath man than this, that he give his life for a friend.” When man realizes that the desire, if realized, would save and befriend him, he willingly gives up his life or his present conception of himself, for his friend by detaching his consciousness from that which he is conscious of being and assuming the consciousness of that which he desires to be.
The world in its ignorance has maligned Judas believing he was a man who walked the earth. Judas will, when man awakes from his undisciplined state, be placed on high for God is love and no greater love has a man than this, that he lay down his life for a friend. Until you let go of the old conscious of being, you will not become that which you desire to be; and Judas is the one who accomplishes this through detachment.
Man’s duty is to raise these attributes to the level of discipleship. When this is accomplished man will say, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” Timothy 2:4-7
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