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  • Bible Interpretation:Hebrew Scriptures

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  • I AM NOW in the presence of pure Being, and immersed in the Holy Spirit of life, love and wisdom.

    I acknowledge Thy presence and Thy power, O blessed Spirit; in thy divine wisdom I now erase my mortal limitations and from Thy pure substance of love bring into manifestation my world, according to Thy perfect law.

    Charles Fillmore

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  • Keys to Metaphysical Bible Interp

    The Bible is talking about only one person - YOU!The Bible is talking about only one time - NOW!The Bible is talking about only one place - HERE!

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  • Keys to Metaphysical Bible Interp

    All events in the Bible represent events, processes, and activities in the spiritual development of every human being.All places and locations in the Bible represent states of mind that you and I enter, occupy, inhabit, build, destroy, leave, and rebuild.

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  • Keys to Metaphysical Bible Interp

    All male characters in the Bible represent thoughts.All female characters in the Bible represent feelings. To understand which thoughts and feelings, find out what the name literally means. For this, refer to the MBD.

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  • Prayer attunes us to the invisible word. It spiritually centers the mind and makes it one with God-Mind.

    Prayer clears and focuses it on the task at hand.

    Principles of Metaphysical Interpretation

    Prayer

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  • Prayer honors the Presence of God expressing through and as the object of its focus, and in so doing, unites us with that Presence.

    Principles of Metaphysical Interpretation

    Prayer

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  • Love of the Bible refers to your relationship with it. It does not mean you must be

    passionately in love with it, although a deep sense of love always helps.

    Principles of Metaphysical Interpretation

    Love of the Bible

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  • It can mean you are aware of how you relate to it and are committed to enhancing your relationship with it.

    Principles of Metaphysical Interpretation

    Love of the Bible

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  • Love of the Bible does four basic things: It attracts to mind the hidden

    teachings of scripture. It unites mind with the Truth

    revealed.

    Principles of Metaphysical Interpretation

    Love of the Bible

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  • It expands the mind with spiritual understanding.

    It dissolves from mind belief not in agreement with Truth.

    Principles of Metaphysical Interpretation

    Love of the Bible

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  • History puts a framework around the verse or scripture.

    History has two main aspects:An accounting of past events

    (Sequential and/or factual framework)

    Principles of Metaphysical Interpretation

    Knowledge of Bible History

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  • An accounting of why the scriptures were written (A literary and cultural framework).

    Principles of Metaphysical Interpretation

    Knowledge of Bible History

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  • There are two types of knowledge in this are:The knowledge acquired by direct

    communion with God.The knowledge acquired by means

    of study.

    Principles of Metaphysical Interpretation

    Knowledge of Truth Fundamentals

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  • There are two primary sources of this knowledge:Etymological: the study of the

    derivation of words.Metaphysical: above and beyond

    the physical, referring to the realm of consciousness.

    Principles of Metaphysical Interpretation

    Knowledge of the Meanings of Names

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  • There are two other important considerations:Names can refer to a person, place

    or thing.Name changes are always a

    significant indication of a change in the meaning of consciousness of the person place or thing.

    Principles of Metaphysical Interpretation

    Knowledge of the Meanings of Names

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  • Parallel patterns refer to symbols, situations and relationships likened to past or future symbols, situations and relationships.

    Principles of Metaphysical Interpretation

    Knowledge of Parallel Patterns and Phrasing.

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  • Parallel phrasing refers to phrases in scripture which refer to previous phrases in scripture of a similar or exact wording.

    Principles of Metaphysical Interpretation

    Knowledge of Parallel Patterns and Phrasing.

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  • Contemplation allows the intellect to be used by the greater intelligence that is God. It leads the mind through the letter

    of the word to its spirit.

    Principles of Metaphysical Interpretation

    Contemplation

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  • The application of logic through context makes the interpretation make sense.Cultural context refers to the

    historic, literary, and religious framework in reference to the writing of the scripture.

    Principles of Metaphysical Interpretation

    Applications of Logic

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  • Through meditation and contemplation.

    Through relating of the story.Trough affinity with characters.Role Playing

    Method and Message

    Identify with Scripture

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  • Sort out and list the key symbols used in scripture.

    Define them metaphysically.Reduce the meaning to a single word

    or brief term.

    Method and Message

    Key Elements

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  • Integrate the metaphysical meanings of the symbols back into the action phrases of the passage.

    Write out the result.

    Method and Message

    Integrating the Passage

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  • Respond to the following questions:What does this passage mean to

    present day life (Miutics)?How can the Truth it teaches be

    put into practice?

    Method and Message

    Application

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  • Telling or reading the story or scripture.

    Giving the interpretation.Conveying how to practice its

    message.Sharing a story (personal or

    otherwise) of successfully putting it into practice.

    Method and Message

    Presentation

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  • The number of Unity, God ~ Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. (Deuteronomy 6:4)

    One Lord, One Faith, One baptism... (Ephesians 4:5)

    Biblical Numerology

    1

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  • The number of DIVISION. The Son who has two natures; human and divine. There are 2 Testaments: the Old and New. Man is male and female; sheep and goats; two ages (this and the age to come)...

    Biblical Numerology

    2

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  • The number of DIVINE PERFECTION. The trinity, 3 qualities of the Universe: time, space and matter.

    Biblical Numerology

    3

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  • The number of CREATION. The four directions, four seasons. The materials of the tabernacle were four and so were the coverings and the ornamentations.

    Biblical Numerology

    4

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  • The number of GRACE. Redemption. Israel came out of Egypt 5 in rank (Ex 13:18). David picked up 5 smooth stones to fight Goliath; Holy anointing oil was pure and composed of 5 parts.

    Biblical Numerology

    5

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  • The number of MAN: Man was created on the 6th day; man labors only 6 days. The sixth commandment is Thou shalt not murder...

    There are six words used for man: Adam, ish, Enosh, gehver, anthropos, anar.

    Biblical Numerology

    6

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  • Also, 6X6=36, 36+35+34+33...5+4+3+2+1=666. 666 is the number of the antichrist...a mockery of the Trinity.

    Biblical Numerology

    6

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  • The number of SPIRITUAL PERFECTION.

    Seven days in a week, Seven colors in the spectrum. Seven of the 10 Commandments begin with not.

    7 seals, 7 trumpets, 7 parables in Matthew and 7 promises to the churches.

    Biblical Numerology

    7

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  • The number of NEW BEGINNINGS.8 people on Noahs Ark; circumcision

    on the 8th day; God made 8 covenants with Abraham.

    Biblical Numerology

    8

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  • The number of JUDGMENT.There are 9 greek words derived from

    the root word meaning judgment.The gifts of the spirit are 9.

    Biblical Numerology

    9

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  • The number of DIVINE PERFECTION.There are 10 commandments.1/10th of your income is a tithe.There were 10 plagues in Egypt.10 I ams spoken by Jesus in John.

    Biblical Numerology

    10

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  • The number of GOVERNMENTAL PERFECTION

    12 Tribes of Israel; 12 Apostles; 12 foundations of the heavenly Jerusalem; 12 gates; 12 pearls...

    The measurements of the New Jerusalem: 12,000 furlongs, the wall was 144 cubits (12X12).

    Biblical Numerology

    12

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  • The number of PROBATION OR TRIAL.

    The Israelites wandered for 40 years; Moses was on the mount for 40 days, 40 days of Jonah and Nineveh; Jesus temped for 40 days.

    Biblical Numerology

    40

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  • After the Resurrection, the disciples caught 153 fish. The Greek word for fish is ixthus, which has the numerical equivalent of 1224, or 8 X 153...

    Biblical Numerology

    153

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