Book of Mormon, Mosiah chapter 2.
King Benjamin addresses his people – He recounts the equity, fairness , and spirituality of his reign – He counsels them to serve their Heavenly king – Those who rebel against God will suffer anguish like unquenchable fire.
New Testament, Luke 3:16.
“John answered them all, saying, “I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”
Luke 3:16 ESV
Why in both passages from the Book of Mormon and the gospel according to Luke, is God or one mightier referred to as being of or coming with fire.
Within many Christian churches, images of doves coming in flames are displayed, while we can see within mythology the Phoenix which comes alight to burn the ego self.
Perhaps we can look to Far Eastern spiritual symbolism and apply it to Christian images when trying to understand this topic.
We might ask ourselves the question, if a Hindu seen the image of Christ walking on water, what would it mean to them ?
Could this image have a totally different meaning when viewed from another view point.
In Hindu spiritual and Far Eastern spiritual philosophy, water represents the sacral, sexuality and creativity, so from the perspective of someone from this background they may look upon the image of Christ and reflect upon an inward meaning, perhaps meaning he has risen above the sacral and is therefore celibate.
And if he is not in the sacral and above it, he must be in the next energy centre, which is the solar plexus and which is governed by the element of fire.
This is interesting as we can see from two passages, one from the Book of Mormon and the other from the Bible, describing how Christ or God comes with fire.
Why a dove?
But why is it that the dove is on fire?
Another interesting conclusion I came to while observing the image of Christ walking on water, draw me to a natural viewpoint, perhaps an observation a tribal member from another country might take while looking at the image of Christ walking on water.
We can read in revelation 22:16, how Jesus declares himself the bright morning star.
““I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify to you about these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.””
Revelation 22:16 ESV
While in Isaiah 14:12, the one who falls from heaven is also described as the day or morning star.
““How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low!”
Isaiah 14:12 ESV
Whereas the name Lucifer or luciferu translated with a capital L, translates as morning star, Venus in Latin.
Interestingly there is a deity within the
Meso-American pantheon called Quetzalcoatl or kukulkan who is also described as Venus the morning star.
The quetzal is a small bird in South America.
This description of Quetzalcoatl actually matches the description of a dove or Satan, being a snake in the garden of Eden and a creature with wings.
While observing these pictorial similarities between the dove, Satan and Quetzalcoatl and wondering why Christ, lucifer and this feathered serpent were all referred to as the morning star, asking myself if the feathered serpent was a bird and a reptile, it would be easy to come to the conclusion that these two animals were the only two which could give you the impression they could walk on water, both having webbed feet and both being able to lay eggs and that the image of Christ walking on water actually alludes to this idea that Christ is actually the feathered serpent or the dove on fire.
Chi – riseth in the Zodiac.
While since 2012 it had been commented upon by all faiths how we are all going through a conscious change, Hindus called it the changing form kali to Satya Yuga, others called the changing to the age of Aquarius or the second coming of Christ.
All described major changes astrologically in these times.
This change will eventually rise within us as a dove on flames, either as Christ or Satan depending on where we are at mentally, emotionally, spiritually etc and whether we have done the necessary work to let go of bad habits and not hold on to hurt or wanting to serve our own selfish interests, choosing to change our hearts and mind and think for others instead of ourselves.
Christ was born under a star, where it would not have been possible for the three wise men to find him otherwise, referring to the constellations.
It is interest to observe the following two images, how the signs for the constellations are reflected in both images and how each constellation represents a chakra or energy centre within the body, how these energy centres are influenced by the constellations on a yearly basis ascending and descending through our internal spiritual system.
From this perspective Pisces is the third constellation in our zodiac and puts us in the third energy centre and is possibly why Christ is said to belong to the age of Pisces or born on the 25th December in Sagittarius, either as the first and one God or the thrine God.
1 or 3, G – O – D / 1 – 2 – 3.
Pisces being the third zodiac puts us in the third chakra and also alludes to Christ’s association with fire.
This puts us also within the womb and refers to the living God.
Also the sign governing Aquarius is female and may point us to the demise of a male orientated church and the rise of the female, which could be why the Phoenix in the film “X-men apocalypse “ is a woman – gene grey – , who destroys the man of blue of the sixth chakra, ego or mind.
Interestingly the halo within Christian artwork is often displayed as being a yellow colour and is often depicted with three spokes of light, which is the colour of the third energy centre.
Could the halo allude to the illumination of the third or whole eye and the third chakra, referring also to light, the sun and our solar system.
Depicting the idea that the solar plexus is named so because of its association with our solar energy and why Christ is sometimes referred to as a solar deity.
Putting us again in the third energy centre and on fire.
While abstaining from wants and desires below eventually awakens the solar plexus to bring in knew energy, particularly from the mind and there in lies the battle over our minds and souls.
Notice now where the arms and legs come into the body, the legs merge in just above the sacral and into the solar plexus, while the arms merge in just above our hearts, feeding information back to our brain or third eye when we awaken our third chakra.
The hands and feet are actually antennae for the solar plexus and third eye, this is why it is so important to understand how your hands and feet play such a role in the salvation of your soul and where they are placed.
If your hands are always facing downwards, your thoughts are inclined to the material world, while placed together in prayer or meditation they are inclined to your heart.
A simple switch in hand positions while engaging in prayer or meditation will bring noticeable changes in your dreams.
From being immersed within the chaos of the dream to being the observer.
While hands pointed to the sky in joyful adoration, bring about thoughts of the Lord.
Notice the hand positions within the painting “The last Supper”, by Leonardo Da Vinci.
Is he Christ or Satan, is he risen?
While asking this question, is a pastor or artist of religious imagery a Christ like being or luciferian, we may be able to answer this question while observing images of the halo worshipped.
Interestingly not all images of Christ have yellow halo’s, some are white and may point us toward a higher calling and that of the heart and not of the
solar plexus and partial attachment to the world.