Gnostic Doctrine

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Twenty-four prophets spoke in Israel The Gospel of Thomas 52




52) His disciples said to Him, "Twenty-four prophets spoke in Israel, and all of them spoke of You." He said to them, "You have omitted the one living in your presence and have spoken (only) of the dead."

The Gospel of Thomas says 24 Jewish prophets spoke of Jesus. How can this be, if the Old Testament God is bad?

This saying does not suggest that we should deny in any way the Hebrew scriptures for the presence and coming of Christ shows that the prophets to be truly prophets

The number of prophets corresponds to the number of books in the Hebrew Bible.

Throughout the New Testament it is emphasized that Christ has fulfilled the Old Testament Scriptures: 'To him all the prophets bear witness' (Acts 10:43).

the one living in your presence or the living one this could be pointing forward to the resurrection. The living one literally this is the living Jesus that is the resurrected Jesus, rom 6:10 The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God.

Jesus also lives though his sayings, and all true believers are the living Jesus. To become the living Jesus, you must empty yourself of yourself and let the spirit that is the mind of Christ (his character) fill you. Dying to yourself so that you can be reborn of the spirit as the living Jesus. We must experience the same conception, gestation, and birth as the living Jesus so that we might be his twin (Mt 3:17 Mk 1:11 Lk 3:22 Ps 2:7 89:27)

See saying 108 Jesus said, "Whoever drinks from my mouth will become like me; I, too, will become that person, and to that person the obscure things will be shown forth."

Another understanding would be that the living one Jesus is speaking about is John the Baptist, living in his generation John was the 25th of the great prophets and secondly he is speaking of himself the 26th, fulfilling the prophets and manifesting the Divine presence and power of the holy name Yahweh.

Yahweh has the numerical value of twenty-six YHVH=Yod 10 He 5 Vav 6 He 5 these 4 Hebrew letters add up to 26 Jesus had the Divine name Jn 17:11,12 phil 2:5-9 Jesus made the name known to others that is the teaching about God manifested in flesh.

Ultimately Jesus is not speaking about John or the prophet (himself) but he is speaking about the holy spirit the spirit of the Deity. Each of the prophets had the holy spirit for all the prophets spoke by the holy spirit which is the power of God that works within then and through them so God dwelled among them the Living One in your presence. which is called the living word

The disciples had spoken correctly. All of the prophets had spoken in the same spirit about Christ which inspired and guided them all. But his disciples speak in past tense, of history, not of the present living reality of the holy spirit among them.

Listen and hear! This very day the holy spirit, the spirit of the prophets the spirit of Christ, lives and moves among us. By reading the word of God the bible the Living Word we can put on the Christ-Consciousness and know the spirit of Christ in the prophets also works in our lives.

52) His disciples said to Him [again in their fleshly minds], "Twenty-four prophets [the 24 books of the Hebrew canon] spoke in Israel [the Jewish camp - the Old Covenant - to both condemn them and to show them the way to repentance which was to come in Christ], and all of them spoke in You [they prophesied of the Messiah (the Word) allegorically in festivals and traditions and were not aware of it]." He said to them, "You [disciples] have omitted [gone astray from] the one living in your presence [by clinging to the old teachings and ways of the Pharisees and scribes] and have spoken (only) of the dead [the "letter" lower/outward (carnal) teachings of the Word]." 


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