C3.11. The Spiritual Sabbath That Man Does Not Understand
Does the Gospels supply an answer to the Christian dilemma? Paul writes that the Sabbath celebrated by the Jews is an allegorical representation of the Sabbath, as seen in his words that it is a “…shadow of things to come” (Col 2:17 KJV). The Gospels are spiritual writings — and they often intentionally conflict with what would be understood from a literal or historical perspective, in order to force the reader to seek the spiritual meaning. The prediction was that the Son of Man would be three days in the tomb — and yet, if you count the days as reported in the scriptures, they are two. And this is because the Christians who read the scriptures in the manner of the Pharisees who threw away the Key of Knowledge, not only do not understand the spiritual meaning of the three days, but they further do not understand the portrayal of a Sabbath following the Passover. They therefore attempt to doctrinally force the interpretation the following day after the Sabbath as the first day of the week — or for those who worship the sun-god in the manner of the pagan Christians, Sunday. On the other hand, the Greek word used to describe the day of the supposed resurrection, is mia ton sabbaton — or, if literally translated,“one of the Sabbaths”. But the conflict over the day of the week is seen in the Christians inability to understand what is meant by “one of the Sabbaths” — which is exactly how the Greek text reads. And the grave misunderstanding of most Bible readers is seen when they fail to perceive that the allegorical symbol of the Sabbath is not the actual Sabbath that is the objective of the scriptures which is portrayed in the biblical term “one of the Sabbaths”.
As noted in many places in this article, Eden is the embodiment of the Sabbath — and it is the return to Eden while still alive in the body (see http://GateOfEden.com ), that is the true objective of the scriptures and the teachings of Jesus and TheWay. From a true spiritual perspective, the Jews have never celebrated a Sabbath — and what they observe, is an allegorical portrayal of the Sabbath that they lack the depth of understanding to comprehend the meaning of. And this reality which is not understood by either the Jews, or the pagan Christians, is also presented in the meaning of the verse that was removed from the Gospel of Luke by the sun-worshipping Christians — i.e., “On the same day, He (Jesus) beholding a man laboring on the Sabbath, said to him: Man if thou knowest what thou doest, blessed art thou; if however thou dost not know, cursed art thou and a transgressor of the law” (see http://BibleCorruption.com ). If the Passover is correctly embraced from a spiritual perspective (see http://Ebionite.com/Easter.htm ) — in contradistinction to the allegorical Passover of the Jews — then the disciple has overcome, and achieved the next level of birth — and to him, there is nothing but Sabbaths. After the Celebration of the True Sabbath which can only be accomplished in the fulfillment of the Laws within one’s self, there is no more counting of days, weeks, months and years — i.e., “But now after you have known God, or rather are known by God, how is it that you turn again to the weak and beggarly elements, to which you desire again to be in bondage? You observe days and months and seasons and years. I am afraid for you, lest I have labored for you in vain” (Gal 4:9-11 NKJ). The Pharisees, who were condemned because of their carnal and ritualistic interpretation of the scriptures, celebrate an allegorical Sabbath that is of the flesh — i.e., what Paul portrays as a “shadow” of the True Sabbath that is Spiritual. The Disciples of Jesus are to strive to bring about the True Spiritual Sabbath of Completion — and after you achieve this Spiritual Sabbath, there is no more days of the week — but only the abiding eternal rest. And this is why the Sabbath is portrayed as following the Passover in the Gospels, and the next day is portrayed as “one of the Sabbaths”. Among other things, what this means is that there is absolutely no basis for observing the day of the sun-god — i.e., Sunday — except, of course, if you worship the sun-god in the manner of the pagan Church of Rome. And the fact that you can’t count the days where the Son of Man was in the tomb three days — and make it the day of the sun-god — simply because you read the scriptures in the same manner as the Pharisees — totally alienates the believers of the Church from even the very objects and spiritual essence of the teachings of Jesus and TheWay.