Gnostic Doctrine

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

a rich man gospel of thomas saying 63

Saying 63

(63) Jesus said: There was a rich man who had many possessions. He said: I will use my possessions to sow and reap and plant, to fill my barns with fruit, that I may have need of nothing. Those were his thoughts in his heart; and in that night he died. He who has ears, let him hear.

Here Jesus is speaking about those not worthy of his teachings. He tells the hearer that they do not want to be like the foolish man who worked so hard for his own personal gain while neglecting his true spiritual needs. But that same night he died his soul was required of him that is taken from him we must not lay up treasure for ourselves but we must be rich toward God, for God has chosen the poor of this world.
One does not know the hour of one’s death. Life is short and it is best to make the most of it. If your labour was only for vain and empty things, than vanity and emptiness and poverty will be yours. If on the other hand, that later was for things good and noble in God’s sight and you are filled with the spirit-word. Fill your storehouse with God produce and treasures now before you die or it will be too late.

63)# Jesus said, "There was a rich man who had much money [the Keys of Knowledge - true wealth]. He said, 'I shall put my money to use [by hiding the Keys ("burying the truth in the ground") and replacing them with my own teaching so I can profit from it] so that I [in my prideful, covetness and greedy heart] may sow [the lie], reap [material benefits (the fruit of the world)], plant [grow more false churches in more cities], and fill my storehouse [keep everything for himself] with produce [the fruits of his own works], with the result that I [being a believer without faith who would take the Kingdom by force] shall lack nothing [in the world]. Such were his intentions [which were found to be evil indeed], but that same night [while he continued in his dark depraved mind in blasphemy of the holy spirit] he died [gave up the spirit and lost his soul - suffered the second death]. Let him who has [spiritual] ears hear." 

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