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God is Thought. The brightness of our revelations depends upon the correctness of our doctrines,

our building blocks, our Godly thoughts laid one upon another, ascending into the mind of Christ.



(Gen 1:1-3)  In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.



(Eph 5:25-28)  Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify [Gk: make holy] and cleanse [Gk: purge, purify] it [the church (the congregation mass of us)] with the washing of water [a type and shadow of the Holy Spirit] by the word [Gk: rhema] [the meaning of the word of God, the Bible], That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself [because he and his wife are “one” body].



(Exo 30:17-21)  And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Thou shalt also make a laver [Heb: something round, a washbowl; a pulpit] [i.e., like a modern outside birdbath] of brass [Heb: filthiness] [i.e., sin], and his foot [Heb: stand, pedestal] also of brass [Heb: filthiness] [i.e., sin], to wash withal: and thou shalt put it between the tabernacle of the congregation and the altar, and thou shalt put [running] water [a type and shadow of the Holy Spirit] therein. For Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet thereat: When they go into the tabernacle of the congregation, they shall wash with water, that they die not; or when they come near to the altar to minister, to burn offering made by fire unto the LORD: So they shall wash their hands and their feet, that they die not: and it shall be a statute for ever to them, even to him and to his seed throughout their generations.

1.     (Exo 38:8)  And he [Bezaleel – Heb: in the shadow (protection) of God] made the laver of brass [Heb: filthiness] [i.e., sin], and the foot [Heb: stand, pedestal] of it of brass [Heb: filthiness] [sin], of the lookingglasses [Heb: mirrors] [i.e., highly polished brass] of the women assembling [present tense], which assembled [past tense] at the door [Heb: gate] of the tabernacle of the congregation.

2.     Commentary: The lookingglasses of the women were a product of Isreal’s 400 years of captivity in Egypt and symbolizes their pride. By submitting their lookingglasses to be melted unto the Lord [a], the women were separating themselves from the instruments of their pride.  

a.      (Heb: 12:29)  For our God is a consuming fire. [Deut 4:24; 9:3]



(John 5:1-8)  After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem [Heb: dual] [perhaps indicating the natural man and the spiritual man, both dwelling inside us]. Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market [gate] a pool [Gk: a (large) pond for bathing or swimming] [symbolically the Bible, the Word of God], which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda [Heb: house of mercy], having five porches [five covered walkways where people could be protected from the weather]. In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk [Gk: feeble: diseased, sick], of blind, halt [Gk: limping: crippled, lame], withered [Gk: shrunken], waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled [Gk: stirred, roiled] the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole [Gk: healthy, well (in body); fig. true in doctrine: sound] [i.e., saved] of whatsoever disease [fig. whatsoever false doctrine] he had [causing his unbelief]. And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity [Gk: feebleness (of body or mind); moral frailty: disease, sickness, weakness] thirty and eight years. When Jesus saw him lie [helplessly upon the ground], and knew that he had been now a long time in that case [circumstance], he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole [Gk: healthy, well (in body); fig. true in doctrine: sound] [i.e., saved]? The impotent man [Gk: feeble: diseased, sick] answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled [Gk: stirred, roiled], to put me into the pool: but while I am coming [doing something, thereby displaying his sincere intention to enter the water] [1], another steppeth down before me. Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk. And immediately the man was made whole [Gk: healthy, well (in body); fig. true in doctrine: sound] [i.e., saved], and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.

1.     (Heb 4:12) For the word of God [the Bible] [the Holy Spirit = rhema; Jesus Christ (John 1:14) = logos] is quick [Gk: alive], and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul [natural man] and spirit [spiritual man], and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.


(John 16:13,14)  Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.


(1 John 2:27)  But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.


(John 7:37-39)  In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)