Gnostic Doctrine

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

three words Gospel of Thomas Saying 13




(13) Jesus said to his disciples, "Compare me to something and tell me what I resemble." Simon Peter said to him, "A just angel is what you resemble." Matthew said to him, "An intelligent philosopher is what you resemble." Thomas said to him, "Teacher, my mouth utterly will not let me say what you resemble." Jesus said, "I am not your (sing.) teacher, for you have drunk and become intoxicated from the bubbling wellspring that I have personally measured out. And he took him, withdrew, and said three words to him. Now, when Thomas came to his companions they asked him, "What did Jesus say to you?" Thomas said to them, "If I say to you (plur.) one of the sayings that he said to me, you will take stones and stone me, and fire will come out of the stones and burn you up."

Jesus is compared to a righteous messenger or a sage a wise teacher but Thomas must have being confused about who Jesus is, was he son of man or son of God or maybe even both so Thomas could not answer the question add more. Jesus approves Thomas because he knows our hearts and our minds he knew what Thomas knew about him Thomas had being listing to Jesus’ words and understood them that it is his words, which are a fountain of wisdom. Even more than that, this Saying show that Jesus and Thomas are no longer in a teacher-student relationship but that they have become equivalent to each other. Both are sons of the living Father. 

"Thomas" (The Aramaic: Tau'ma) mean "Twin" and may be a title rather than a name. Some scholars speculate that he is called the "twin" of Jesus to denote a spiritual unity between the disciple and his master, as referenced here in Thomas v. 13, where Jesus says, "I am not your teacher. Because you have drank and become drunk from the very same spring from which I draw."

Now, in the GTh, the Lord Jesus comes to reveal that you and he are, twins. And what you discover as you read the GTh, which you are meant to discover, is that you and Jesus at a deep level are identical twins. And that you discover that you are the child of God just as he is. And so that at the end of the gospel Jesus speaks to Thomas and says, "Whoever drinks from my mouth will become as I am, and I will become that person, and the mysteries will be revealed to him." So it becomes clear that our goal is to be like Jesus that is to become his twin. And this is what Thomas means twin, for Thomas symbolizes the one who has become like Jesus Cp. Saying 108 we must become the twin brothers of Christ, who are the solitary or the single one the few chosen out of the many called. The [twin] brethren in Christ Col 1:2.

“Three words” we are not told what these words or sayings are but I believe that the three words are Ehyah, Asheh, Ehyah, I will be who I will be, this could be the three words that Jesus may have said to Thomas. Ehyah is the root word that makes up the name of God Yahweh, meaning He who will be, and Jesus’ name in Hebrew is Yahoshua He who will be salvation, so Jesus has the name of the Father has Paul says “Phi 2:9 Wherefore also God highly exalted him, and gave unto him the name which is above every name;” the exalted name or divine name Yahweh He will be, the Lord was in fact God manifested that is Yahweh manifested in the flesh of Jesus making him the Christ or the Anointed One by being given the spirit with out measure. After Jesus had risen from the dead He became God manifested in spirit. In the days of his flesh he was the reflection of the moral attributes of the Deity. But after his resurrection from the dead he was made consubstantial with the Deity, this makes Jesus the Alpha the first born from the dead, and when he returns the true believers will be the Omega Yahweh Elohim: He who will be (revealed in a group of ) Mighty ones by the spirit of El. It is not One God in 3 gods and 3 gods in One but one Deity in a countless multitude, One Deity one in many, and many in one by his spirit. This is the multitudinous manifestation of the one Deity. 
The 3 words could also be about faith, hope, love, or it could also be what Jesus says in Saying 14 

13) Jesus said to His disciples, "Compare me to someone and tell Me whom I am like." Simon Peter [Christianity] said to Him, "You are like a righteous angel." [miracle worker, luminous being] Matthew [Levi or Jews] said to Him, "You are like a wise philosopher [hence they called Him "Rabbi" or "Master"]." Thomas [the Elect] said to Him, "Master, my mouth is wholly incapable of saying whom You are like." Jesus said, "I am not your master. Because you have drunk [from His mouth - see V.108], you have become intoxicated by the bubbling spring [life giving Word of God] which I have measured out [in precise terminology that Thomas could not speak]." And He took him and withdrew and told him three words [three Hebrew words ehyeh asher ehyeh” when one becomes "as our Master" (a fountain of life giving words) for He is "the author of and finisher of our faith" - this is what the toil and labor is all about]. When Thomas returned to his companions [the Christians and Jews alike], they asked him, "What did Jesus say to you?" Thomas said to them, "If I tell you one of the things [about this final testament which is the unleavened truth in the Word which bubbles up from one who is a son of God (has been converted)] which he told me, you will pick up stones and throw them at me [use the Old and New Testaments against me (just as the Pharisees tried to use the Law against Jesus and in fact would physically stone anyone for "making themselves equal with God" because of their errant thoughts]; a fire [judgment] will come out of the stones [the two testaments] and burn you up." 

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