JESUS CHRIST The Way, The Truth and The Lie
To expose the lie interwoven throughout the Bible we must examine it's central figure, Jesus Christ, and see how he, as the Word of God and the image of the invisible God, plays into it. Now I realize that most Christians would never suspect a lie in the Bible let alone one that centered around it's main character Jesus Christ. But when you read what I have to share with you I'm certain you will be as stunned as I was. In Mark 8:29 Jesus famously asks, "Who do you say I am?" And many people debate the answer to this question to this day. Some say he was the Messiah and others say he was just a prophet. But the truth be told no one living on this planet today can make full proof of who Jesus Christ was because we can't even prove he existed let alone who he was. So, in my studies I felt it was less important to ask who Jesus was and more crucial to ask what did he represent. Because as you will soon discover what he represents is one of the keys to unclock the mystery surrounding him, that of the Bible and ultimately to us. First, John 1 of the Bible declares that Jesus Christ is the Word and later in Revelation we read that his name is called the Word of God. But what does that mean exactly? What does it imply? I think what it is saying is that Jesus Christ not only represents the Word of God, aka the Bible, but also every word, in every language known to mankind. God is words! And where do words dwell within us? The mind or temple of words. And it is our minds Golgotha "Place of the Skull") (where all the contradictions of the Bible and our struggle to understand truth plays out. With that as a backdrop Deuteronomy 30:14-15 says that the Word or Jesus Christ is very near you. It is in thy heart and in they mouth so you will do it. And set before us through it is life and good, death and evil. So, what does this tell us? Well, if Jesus is the truth which could be attributed to "Life and good" then so too he is also the lie which we would attribute to "Death and evil". On one hand the Word is the odor of life unto life and on the other death onto death. Jesus or the Word of God both cures and is a curse at once. If you don't love the truth body, heart and soul you will not find or comprehend it in the Bible. 2 Thessalonians 2:11 elludes to this when it says "For this cause (not loving the truth) God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe a lie." Remember God sent us his son Jesus Christ the word and in it is life and good, death and evil. This simple truth is even encoded in Jeus Christ name. Every other letter from "E" to "S" is an anagram for CURES or CURSE ( j E s U s C h R i S t ). So, now that you understand that Jesus Christ has two sides to him it would seem obvious that we would gravitate towards life and good and reject the death and evil. This taking sides is a common mistake that many make when trying to resolve contradictions or find the truth. I know I've been there so I throw no stones. Job said, true wisdom has two sides and Solomon said it is good to grasp the one and not let go of the other. So, the reality of the situation is we need to consider both sides of him to find the truth which is hidden inside the illusion of duality. As of now, all we have considered of Jesus Christ is the Word aspect of him. But in order to see just how the lie plays out in the Bible we need to consider yet another aspect of him. Jesus Christ is the image of the invisible God. And to see through the veil that is his flesh we need to examine the word image. As you know an image is something we can see with our eyes and touch with our hands. But there is another kind of image we cannot perceive with our physical members. And that is the image words put forth in our minds. Take the word Jesus for example. What image comes to your mind? Is it a portrait from an old painting or is it an depiction from him in a modern day film. Either way when many Bible readers see this image of him in their minds and many other images like it they believe that he is human and perceive him as real when in fact they have never seen him, touch him or heard him. The Bible tells us that God is spirit and that the flesh of Christ is a veil that wars against the spirit. This fleshly image we see in our minds is what is known as the Graven Image made to look like mortal man that we are not to worship. Why? Because it is antichrist. Why? Because it stands in place of the true Christ and opposses the true Christ. Allow me to briefly explain as I wrap up this post. When we read the Word Christ he appears in the flesh by way of a graven image that is presented to our minds eye. This fleshly image is not the truth. It is only a reflection of the truth as in a mirror. This reflection stands in place of the truth and opposes the truth because when we are trying to comprehend what the spirit of the Word is actually saying it is tempting us to believe that this image we see in the mirror of our minds eye is the truth. When we read the Bible and take the images reflected in the mirror of our minds eye literally we are in fact believing a lie and subjecting ourselves to the powerful delusion spoken of in 2 Thessalonians 2:11. The Bible calls this sin, which simply means to error or miss the mark. But if we search the scriptures here a little and there a little as directed by Isaiah 28:10 and rightly divide the Word of truth according to 2 Timothy 2:15 we can string different verses together to convert the image we see in the mirror of our minds eye into its spiritual significance which leads us to the truth and a new understanding. The Bible calls this salvation or deliverance from our sins. The final way that the truth is veiled in a lie in the Bible is how the book is composed or written in allegory, metaphor, parable, riddle, paradox, etc. These protective veils guard the way to the truth and ultimately to the tree of life itself which I will talk about in some of my future posts. But if what I have shown you so far represents the lie or powerful delusion side of Jesus Christ what is the truth that surrounds him? For that anwer and to tie in perfectly with the mirror analogy I gave you earlier we must reference a verse in James which reads, "Do not merely read the word and so deceive yourself. Do what it says. Anyone who reads the word and doesn't do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in the mirror, walks away and immediatly forgets what he looks like." There it is, in plain speak. The Word of God is like a mirror reflecting our image back at us! This is why in 1 Corinthians 13 it says that we see through a mirror darkly. So, now when we read about who Jesus Christ was it should speak directly to you the reader. Because as that verse says he Jesus Christ, the Word of God, is a reflection of us. This all start to make perfect sense and creates the ultimate revelation of who he really is. Think about this for a moment. Jesus is the image of the invisible God and is the last Adam according to the Bible. The first Adam in the Bible, back in Genesis 5:2 KJV was both male and female as one. So, in that sense he is a mirror image of us. Then you consider that God or Jesus Christ is the word and think to yourself, what are we without the word? We could not read, write, walk, talk, know, understand or even form a simple thought. Clearly it is just as Jesus said, "Without me you can do nothing". Why? Because without the word we are nothing! Which could only mean one thing by the definition of the very substance that makes us human. We are the Word! Or the Word made flesh whether Jew, Muslim, Christian, Buddist. The entire human race makes up the Body of Christ. This how Chirst concludes "What you did not do for them you did not do for me." And why he said to "Love thy neighbor as thyself". It's because you neighbor is thyself! With the truth of who we really are in mind lets consider John 1 again. "In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning." This "with God" and "being God" at the same time is simply a reflection in mirror. God looking at and contemplating himself. And you think to yourself that this all sounds interesting but you don't remember being with God in the beginning let alone being God in the beginning. And this is where this really gets interesting. The Bible says that God knew us before we were born. In order to know someone they must exist. This means before you were born you were with God in paradise. This would make sense when we consider absense from the boy is present with the Lord. But if we existed before we were born then our birth or beginning is a lie or part of the powerful delusion. The truth is none of us had a beginning. This is easy to verify if you stop and think about it for a moment. Why is it that anyone living can witness your alleged beginning but you the one person who supposidly experiences it can't remember a thing about it? The reason for this is simple. Because your beginning never happened. All that happened what your mememory of your former identity as Jesus Christ or God was concealed, you were giving a new name and thrown into this world of confusion. This is why the Bible calls us to "Remember the height from which you have fallen." So, I've shared with you just how Jesus Christ or the Word of God has a lie in running through it which is topic that will come up again and again in our studies but I have not touched on how Jesus Christ is "The Way" yet. And you think the way to what? Jesus Christ is the way to none other than the Tree of Life itself. And you might laugh at that and say the tree of life is long gone if it ever existed at all. There is a huge story to tell here and one that I will save for a future post of what exactly happened in the Garden of Eden but for now I will tell you this plainly. The Tree of Life is the human brain. This is why we are to seek the mind of Christ because once acquired it leads to eternal life. The Tree of Life also explains why we can't reach out our hand and eat from it. Now I am not saying I have this all figured out yet but this blog is helping me process a ton of insights I have had wrapped up in my heart for far too long. So, we will save "The Way" to the Tree of Life, AKA the mind, and the story of the Garden of Eden for a future post as it tends to warrant one. Until then I hope you found this post insightful.