To the Church in Smyrna
In this post, I will provide insight (revelation) into John’s letter to the Church in Smyrna. This letter can be found in the Book of Revelation. This Book in the Bible is not all that it appears to be on a secular level. The Bible is filled with symbolism and is revealed in time to the awakened soul.
John writes: “To the angel of the church in Smyrna write:
These are the words of him who is the First and the Last, who died and came to life again. I know your afflictions and your poverty, yet you are rich! I know about the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not but are a synagogue of Satan. Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you; the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you life as your victor’s crown.
Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who is victorious will not be hurt at all by the second death.
The land of the Jews
There are a couple of things I want to point out. The word Jew originates in the original Hebrew word Jehudi, from the Kingdom of Judah. Judah is the personification of the state of consciousness representing praise. Jerusalem is in mind, the mind of Christ, which is imagination. It is the place of peace, often called zion. Israel represents man after God’s own heart. I thought I would provide some insight from the Hebrew definitions in conjunction with a mystical perspective.
Death and God
Death means to die to the old man, a former version of ourselves. Man, having experienced the power and the wisdom of God, dies to his former self and thereby lives. The messenger of God tells the church, a body of believers who think they know Christ, “I know your afflictions and your poverty, yet you are rich!”
Our Father in heaven is within us as us. God is within every man. Heaven is within the mind of man. Our afflictions and poverty are known because we have been put through these furnaces of affliction for a purpose. Yet we are rich because the power to change what we experience is all within us.
Satan and Doubt
The synagogue of Satan represents those who doubt, those who do not believe in the true Christ (the power and wisdom of God), which is within every man. There is no need to fear to suffer. In doubting our true power as God (the creative aspect of man), we will be put to the test. In doing so, as we test this power, we will suffer persecution. Others may not believe us, but we must be faithful and persist to the point of discarding our old beliefs, patterns, and ways of thinking. Then we receive eternal life as we rise to higher states of consciousness.
Let those who hear the Word of God believe the Word. The second death will not hurt them because they will live eternity with the Elohim. Ten days represent Divine order, a completed cycle, measure, or group (congregation), whether for good or evil, blessing or judgment. This is all symbolism, vision, and the story of awakening man.
As I have mentioned in previous posts, The Bible tells a psychological story that takes place within man. Awakening begins at the end of Revelation and unfolds from Revelation through Matthew. The Old Testament is a foretelling of the New Testament. Imagine, if you will, that all you have been taught about the Bible is not altogether true. Take what resonates with you because the knowledge of the universe resides within you. This knowledge will unveil itself as you awaken. Just observe what resonates as truth to you.