It was during the writing of this book that our friends suddenly became sick and we very quickly had to extract some of the things contained in this book in short form, presenting only some of the juicy bits so that a child could understand, which resulted in “ The Short sword” Book 2. I hope you are familiar with by now.
This is the fifth book in the series “The Line”. It is written in diary form, exactly as the Lord gave me personal revelation on ‘the line’. It contains in depth scriptural studies on all controversial biblical subjects without any judgement. Full of incredible revelation the body of Christ have immediate need of.
This book is for mature Bible readers and seekers of the truth, the same Jesus referred to while speaking to the woman by the well. He said that there will come a time when they who worship will do so in spirit and in truth. It is aimed at filling all the theological gaps and placing new foundation from which to complete your own personal questions. Everything you will find in this book is within us and you will see how closely we resemble the earth. SPIRITUALLY WE GROW FROM WITHIN, FOR THIS IS WHERE GOD DESIRES TO DWELL – WITHIN. And you know the KINGDOM of God is within you.
I am using E-Sword as study reference. E- Sword can be downloaded free from www.e-sword.net. If you have purchased the PDF you will find the main installation file on the disc.
Through this program you have access to all Bible translations of importance ever written and also the commentaries of Bible scholars like Wesley, Henry, Mathew and many dictionaries. Apart from this Nelsons Quick reference Bible dictionary has been of enormous value to this study. Whenever you see a ‘G’ or a ‘H’ with numbers (example: G1442 or H6643) this refers to the Greek and Hebrew translation and the number is the Strong’s Dictionary’s reference number. Using E-sword you can check on the translations of these words by using the reference number.
In order to understand the book of Revelation, I’m sure that might be where we are heading; we have to understand Genesis. I love Genesis. I would always read the rest of the Bible quickly to be able to start all over again at the beginning. I was sure that the key to understand the Word of God must be in Genesis. You will very shortly see that Revelation is revealed in Genesis.
We know that the power is in the mind, and many have brought about healing through confident suggestion to the mind. That by touching the bones of a particular person for instance they would be healed, but when the bones are replaced with a different corpse the healing still goes on. In cases like this we must conclude that it was mental suggestion and this is how many non Christians and Christians have experienced miracle healing. I am sure that you have many of these stories of your own of how people simply see themselves healed and it happens, without committing their lives to Christ, think about the things they need and it comes to them in a supernatural way. All ‘positive mind’ books will tell of these true cases yet most of these people do not even believe there is a God.
However what about us, the Christians, we want to experience our healing and success through Christ, therefore we do not study the mind and are afraid that this kind of tampering with the mind, will cause us to be demon possessed. In the meantime others are walking away with the miracles.
Can it be that we are so bound up in different traditions and religious thoughts that these simple truths about the power of the mind and the simplicity of childlike imagination has been removed from us so far and distant that it is now beyond our understanding? What is it about this statement Jesus made; The kingdom belongs to children; that we don’t get? And this one; Seek first the kingdom and all will be added. Can “all” actually mean ALL!?
I would like to remind you at this stage of the First painting in the book the Line, where we concluded that the soul is the mind.
And throughout all the following books we see; GOD so loved the world
that Jesus gave his life for the soul of man. Here is a key scripture.
Eph 3:20: “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that work in us.”
Where do we think and ask? Where is the power? I believe all agree, it must be the mind. In both the Old Testament and New Testament, the soul and heart is the mind and centre.
Then we have words like ‘conscience’ and ‘subconscious’. Eventually we will also study these words, but I believe this is what kept us from understanding the power of the mind. Therefore for the sake of this study, the mind is what you think and imagine with. (As if you didn’t know) Let’s give you an example: We say this person has an angry spirit. Why is he angry? Because of the way he thinks, we look at his face and see what he has been thinking all night.
The following is the prayer I open all studies with:
Eph 1:17-19: “That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power.”
We pray Ephesians 1: 17—19 that we may receive the spirit of wisdom and revelation of the knowledge of the power (G1411, miraculous power)
Matthew 6:13: And Your kingdom power and your glory. (Also G 1411)
We want God’s thoughts for that is where the power is.
Matthew 10:1: “And Jesus summoned to Him His twelve disciples and gave them power and authority over unclean spirits, to drive them out, and to cure all kinds of disease and all kinds of weakness and infirmity.”
This power Jesus gave them was the knowledge of who Satan is. This
power the Lord gave them is G1849 which means: Force, freedom, mastery, magistrate, authority, and jurisdiction.
This is the authority with which we speak when we explain the cross to all people, first take authority, make sure that darkness bows the knee, then speak boldly. We are all veiled to a certain degree, but it is the knowledge of the truth that sets us free.
What happened to the disciples? Their minds were transformed in the company of their Lord and they learned to think high or above thoughts.
Let’s get back to the power that is in all people.
Zechariah 4:6: “…Not by might or power but by the spirit.”
In this sketch we are showing the power in us as a dash of colour in the head. (Figure 1)
Gen 2:7: “And the LORD3068 God430 formed3335(853) man120of the dust6083 of4480 the ground,127 and breathed5301 into his nostrils639 the breath5397 of life;2416 and man120 became1961 a living2416 soul.5315” (K.J.V)
Gen 2:7 “Then the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath or spirit of life, and man became a living being. (I Cor 15:45-49.) “ (Amp)
The Amplified Bible calls him a living being and the King James a living soul. This word soul is H 5315 and is translated as; breathing creature can be animal, appetite, beast, creature, Fish, ghost, or lust. All this is what a living being can be like. Man now has a will and emotions. What is will and emotions? It is the breath of God! All emotions are the breath of God, we do not only have good emotions, some are bad and we refer to them as the beast within or the sea within.
In the “Short Sword” (book 2 in the series) we have shown the sea of
emotions as within, here are some scriptures to prove this truth that is being revealed daily.
Hab 1:14: “Why do You make men like the fish of the sea, like reptiles and creeping things that have no ruler (and are defenseless against their foes)?” (Amp)
Here is the comments of Vines dictionary on the sea (H3220—yam).
Vines: “ In some instances the word yam (sea) may represent the Canaanite god Yamm, ” (Job-9:8). “which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea.”
Note the word ‘sea’ is a Canaanite god called Yamm. In his following passage Vines identifies the sea as the enemy.
Vines: “If understood as a statement about Yamm, this passage Job 9:8 would read: “and tramples upon the back of Yamm.” The parallelism between “heavens” and “seas,” however, would lead us to conclude that the reference here is to the literal “sea.”
Ps 89:9-10 is a more likely place to see a mention of Yamm, for there the word is identified as one of God’s enemies in immediate proximity to the goddess Rahab: “Thou rulest the raging of the sea (Yamm): when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them. Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; thou hast scattered thine enemies with thy strong arm.“
Especially note in the next verse Job is asking whether he is a sea, he is realizing that there is something terrible inside him
Job 7:12 “Am I the sea, or the monster of the deep, that you put me under guard?”(NIV)
Job 7:12 “Am I a sea (Yamm), or a whale, that thou settest a watch over me?” (KJV)(cf. Job 26:12; Ps 74:13).
Ps 74:13 “Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength: thou brakest the heads of the dragons”
The word ‘sea’ is translated by Strong’s dictionary as; serpent or jackal
in the waters. ‘Waters’ translated as; waste urine or semen.
For further study on Job 7:12 check Adam Clark commentaries.
Adam Clark: “Yam is used of the great basin immediately in front of the Holy Place: “And the pillars of brass that were in the house of the Lord, and the bases, and the brazen sea that was in the house of the Lord, did the Chaldees break in pieces, and carried the brass of them to Babylon” (2Kings 25:13). This is also called the “sea” of cast metal (1Kings 7:23; KJV, “molten sea”) or simply the “sea” (Jer 27:19).”
We need to be washed from the sea before we enter the Holy Place.
Yam is used of mighty rivers such as the Nile:
Is 19:5: “And the waters shall fail from the sea, and the river shall be wasted and dried up”
As we have learned in my book the Short sword these inner emotions want to rule the mind and the challenge that is before us is, whether we can keep our minds. Adam, keep the garden for we have a sea of emotions within.
The mind is the soul. There are 682 hits on this word soul in the Old Testament and makes a vast study, for this word is not only soul, and will widen your scope to enter the biblical spiritual realm.
To have a fish mind is most probably a Dagon (fish god).
We do have a beast within us, for instance; obesity or rage.
In the New Testament we have the following:
Rom 8:6: “For1063 to be carnally4561 minded5427is death;2288 but1161 to be spiritually4151 minded5427is life2222 and2532 peace.”
Spiritually minded is (G 4151) translated as; current of air, breath, supper human angel, demon and Holy Ghost.
But to be carnally minded is death, this is why we still physical die, but the last enemy is death. If Adam eats from the wrong tree, he shall surely die. Carnal thinking is death and not life giving, we are to create
in our minds with life thoughts.
He is now a breathing creature (H5315). The power that is in him is God within. The breath of God is the power within us. He is the ‘I AM’. He introduced himself to Moses as ‘I AM!’ I am what? I am the power within you!
The name of this power is love, and He gives us everything we think.
There are people who use the power within without giving God the glory. Some bend iron, walk over coals and get healing and call it the power of the mind. Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Marconi and Mark Twain asked the infinite Power for inspiration before going to sleep. They would fill their minds with whatever it is they wanted and would wake up expectantly. None of these people were known Christians. My own brother in law was a non Christian, successful, business man and we asked him to speak to a group during a weekend seminar at The Shoe.
He said there is a power within us, he does not know what it is perhaps it is God but he does not believe in God. Through personal discipline he used this Power for financial gain. He would get up early in the morning and dive into the pool, winter and summer this was to train himself to keep his mind focused on whatever he had decided to pursue. There goes my new car, and he would rub his hands in anticipation. And he would get it!
This non-Christian person made the following statement. ‘Once you have decided what the goal is, you have to look at it constantly, do not worry if there is no money, money will come’. He never envied and was not jealous of others. HE ALSO HAD NO UNDERSTANDING OF HUMILITY. He believed in being good and spoke of ‘Old Nick’ as some sort of personal chastiser. If you have read my book ‘The Mystery of the Ages’ you will have an idea of these inner wars that go on inside us. There was however a deep personal sadness inside my brother in law that could not be filled with possessions and a competitive lifestyle. In my personal studies I have not found one of these successful people to work hard physically.
They spend a lot of time looking at their personal dreams and fill themselves with it. They are also extremely competitive and have to excel at whatever they put their minds to. He was however not so fortunate in the other areas of his life like his marriage, and relationships. The purpose of this teaching is for us to have holistic prosperity.
Zechariah 4:6 “Not by might nor Power but by my spirit…”
‘Might’ is; I am going to sort this problem out today with my personal will and might.
‘Power’ is; using a positive mind set to achieve whatever we have set our goal to be.
‘Spirit’ is; going onto the mountain and receiving instruction from God.
As Christians we are not encouraged to use the power as a devil could get into us and in any case it sounds too Eastern. But we do however pray Eph 1:17; The spirit of wisdom and the knowledge of the power we possess in Christ Jesus, And in Psalm1 we are taught to meditate.
We are not taught of this power in the mind in most societies, and as children we were encouraged to loan money from the bank. They say: “You do not need God, loan your money from us and stay in dept for the rest of your life.”
Also the Bible teaches not by might or power but by My Spirit. Many power of the mind books try to explain the mind power and do use it successfully while even quoting scripture. We however know that one can prove anything by quoting the Bible. But we want to know how we can do it by the Spirit and truth.
A study of the word ‘soul’ in the Hebrew and Greek concordance led to the following discoveries.
The Soul is the ‘mind’. If I had known this as a child my life would have been far different, for as a man thinks so is he. Sigmund Freud the Father of modern day psychology is mostly responsible for the confusion; most people avoid the subject and leave it to the scholars, but at least he took us out of the dark ages and people were no longer burnt at the stake for being witches. But let’s see what the Bible says about it.
The VINES dictionary on SOUL:
Vines on Proverbs 16:2. “The word appears to mean more than just the element of life; it seems to mean “soul”:”
Proverbs 16:2: “All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the Lord weigheth the spirits.”
Vines goes on to say that there are 28 biblical names for the soul but does not say what they are, I therefore made it my quest to find out what they are and will share them with you during the course of this book.
I found that the word mind , centre has been translated 666 times as heart
The Soul and Spirit of man is one of the most confused subjects on earth. Most people point to their chests when we ask them where the soul is, when we tell them the soul is the mind they act as if they always new it. This is ridiculous, we should have been taught these fundamental truths as children.
This word ‘heart’ is translated ‘mind’
Proverbs 4:23: “Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life.”
This word ‘heart’ is translated ‘mind’ and ‘centre’ (H3820). This context of the word is used 666 times in the Old Testament, later this number might mean more to you.
Let’s read it correctly: Keep your mind with all vigilance for out of it flow the issues of life.
In other words as a man thinks so is he.
In Psalm 21:2 God gives us the desires of our hearts, but this word
Ex 7:1 God hardens the heart of Pharaoh. ‘Heart’ meaning ‘mind’, we also harden our minds when we say for example; we will never again trust a person for some reason.
Gen 6:6: “And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart(mind).”
Pro 3:5: “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart (mind); and lean not unto thine own understanding.”
This leads us to the most important verse. The word ‘soul’ is ‘mind’ and is the Strong’s number is H5315. Its meaning is also ‘a breathing creature.’ The same that was breathed into Adam. This word is also the same life in all living creatures. GOD’S BREATH.
Is 53:10: “Yet it pleased2654 the LORD3068 to bruise1792 him; he hath put him to grief:2470 when518 thou shalt make7760his soul5315 an offering for sin”
Sin is the way we think.
Figure 2 is what we are heading for; we want to be God’s kingdom, power and glory. Others must see we are different for the kingdom is within us.
DID JESUS REALLY DIE FOR OUR MINDS?
Science informs us that we build a new body every eleven months. But if we build defects into your body by thoughts of fear, jealousy, and anger you will have no one to blame but yourself. But science can not tell us how to keep our minds.
The God power inside us is good and abundantly full of every good thing that we can imagine, think, or ask for. (Eph 3:2) It is constantly creating and pushing for ‘life thoughts’. Traditions and religions have robbed us of this constant life giving force and replaced it with fear. By studying the lives of successful entrepreneurs, great artists, poets, speakers and writers you will always find them asking the inner power to reveal things nobody knows. Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stevenson, Dale Carnigy, Giacomo Puccini.
Johannes Brahms said: “Straight away the ideas flow in upon me, directly from God.” To mention just a few. They were not necessarily Christians and did not understand the work at the cross as we do now, although they certainly thought to be good, is good enough to take you to heaven, they did not know about the blood, but they believed in the power of the mind. Most of them say they are the captain of their own souls. Not so with us. We have a Captain who reveals all things to us by His indwelling Spirit. We are guided continually by His truth and are the new generation the earth has been waiting to be revealed (Rom 8) and the nations will come to this light (Is 55:5) in this people is the light of the world. (Matt 5:14) Therefore arise your light has come for the glory of the Lord has arisen upon thee (Is 60:1). The knowledge of the glory of the Lord has now come to us. (Hab 2:14)
In the first painting the soul and spirit has been explained, here is a refresher: The soul’s gender is female. Whenever we find a Hebrew or Greek word that refers to female this is referring to the soul realm, as we will find with the musical instruments supposedly found in the devil, (Ezek 28:13) are female, therefore he (Satan) was in the soul (mind). I am sure you understand by this time that our thoughts can be heaven or hell. If the devil is cast out of heaven it simply means that the understanding of the cross and the blood has come to a person and the soul is sprinkled with the blood. ( The Devil was through out of the mind of man, because of the blood)
Another one that comes to mind is Jesus saying cast out on the right side of the boat; ‘right side’ is female. Therefore Jesus was referring to the soul realm which is female for it is the womb of conception and where we imagine.
We are a tree planted by streams of water (word), this means we soak
in the word conceiving it in our womb of conception, (mind) and then our male part, the spirit, will react as a king.
As we think (female) so are we (male). Whatever we conceive in our mind today will be worshiped in the heart. Where is the heart? It is the place all preconceived ideas come too eventually, it is of course our centre. The Strong’s translation for the ‘heart’ in the Old Testament is ‘mind’ or ‘centre’.
The kingdom belongs to children therefore these things are not as complicated as we were led to believe. As we continue with this study it will eventually gel with everything else we have been taught the mind is.
Pro 23:7: “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” This word ‘heart’ is ‘mind’.
This study was done in ‘The Short Sword’ and the word ‘heart’ is translated ‘mind’ or ‘centre’ 666 times in the Old Testament.
Here is a good example of the biblical connotation, this word ‘heart’ is Strong’s number H5315 and means ‘mind’.
This word ‘mind’ is translated ‘heart’ 162 times in the New Testament alone and should be of enormous value to read it in the correct context, for instance:
Matt 5:8: “Blessed are thepurein heart for theyshall see God.”
Replace the word ‘heart’ with ‘mind’ (Strong’s H2588) meaning: feelings, thought, mind, middle, broken hearted.
We are broken hearted when the things we believe in dearly has been violated.
Mat 5:28: “But Isay unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after herhath committed adultery with her already in his heart”. (mind)
Oh! So the adultery is not that deep after all it’s only in the mind but who on earth can have a pure mind then? That is where Jesus comes in. He died for the mind and only His blood can keep it pure. I am making this statement based on all the foregone conclusions drawn from the previous books and paintings.
Matt 6:21: “For where yourtreasure is there will your heart (mind) be also.”
This scripture has a huge implication for Bible readers. This means what ever occupies our thoughts the most is king of the mind.
The Bible teaches we must get the mind of Christ.
Matt 9:4: “And2532 Jesus2424 knowing1492 their846 thoughts1761 said, 2036 Wherefore2444 think1760 ye5210 evil4190 in1722 your5216 hearts? 2588 (mind)
These are the first four scriptures in Matthew alone and if you continue this study it will change your life. I have never found the Bible wrong it is only in the way we interpret it.
Here is one more just to show, that you must read the Bible with a Greek and Hebrew concordance.
Mat 11:29: “Take142 my3450 yoke2218 upon1909 you,5209 and2532 learn3129 of575 me;1700 for3754 I am1510 meek4235 and2532 lowly5011 in heart; (mind) and2532 ye shall find2147 rest372 unto your5216 souls (mind).
Gen 2:7: “And the LORD3068 God430 formed3335(853) man120of the dust6083 of4480 the ground,127 and breathed5301 into his nostrils639 the breath5397 of life;2416 and man120 became1961 a living2416soul. (Strong’s translate this word as ‘mind’) soul
If I had to explain the soul the way I see it at this stage it would seem airy fairy, for this reason it is important to read this book, so the reader can get the scriptural background and then afterward understand the
simplicity of the souls function and its comparisons to nature. All this will be explained in the following book called ‘The Spiritual Sea’ where the work of Watchman Nee will be incorporated and summarised.
This is the difference between us and animals. This power GOD has placed in us to do anything we think, we can. There is power in the soul whether saved or unsaved. All people can turn to this power within and get their healing etc. There are of course many methods and traditional healers who treat their patients with dances, incantations and invocations of spirits, a person may be healed by touching relics, wearing special garments or rituals, drinking mixtures anything that will lead the thoughts away from fear and worry to faith and expectancy will cause healing. All this because we are a living soul. (Figure 3) The little sun in the mind of the sketch illustrates, what ever this person thinks long enough will flood his body, he will be what he thinks he is. (Figure 4)
POWER: They are using the power of their minds, but the word says not by might or power but by my spirit. (Zech 4)
In our case as Christians we want to achieve the above drawing. The Kingdom of GOD is called morning sun and the result of this Kingdom of God within will cause us to be completely flooded with this above light and rivers of living water to flow into and out of us.
Unfortunately there are lower emotions within us who want to rule our north (mind) and prohibit the sun from rising within.
Is 41:25: (God) “I have stirred up a king who will come from the north. He lives in the east. He will bring honor to me. He walks all over rulers as if they were mud. He steps on them just as a potter stomps on clay.”(NIV)
And worst of all is God made this darkness.
Is 45:7: “I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.”
Job 12:22, Job 30:36, 38:19, Ps 18:28, 112:4, 139:11, 139:12, Is 5:20, 9:2, 42:16, 50:10, 58:10, 59:10, Jer 13:16, Dan 2:22, John 1:5, 3:19, 8:12, 12:35, 12:45, Act 26:18, Rom.2:19, 13:12, 1Cor 4:6, 1 Pet 2:9, 1 John 1:5, 2:8, 2:9
The reason for all these references is because there are people who do not believe God created darkness.
This book will show you who the devil is and you will no longer fear him, also how the mind works according to the scriptures. It is guaranteed to make you free and to live in the Holy of Holies here on earth and will prove every statement through hundreds of scriptures and drawings.
Before exempting to understand the Bible stories and the people in it, it is necessary to understand how the geographical chart of Israel also tells the spiritual story of growth from darkness into light.
Map: Figure 5
First memorise this map and note particularly where Ararat is, this is of course where the ark came to rest, very north, and to the east of the continent where Israel will be established. This is where God made the promise to Noah that He and his descendants will live high in ‘Morning Sun’ colours of the rainbow.