Gnostic Doctrine

Friday, 27 March 2020

know the truth Gospel of Thomas Saying 78

Saying 78

(78) Jesus said: Why did you come out into the field? To see a reed shaken by the wind? And to see a man clothed in soft raiment? [Look, your] kings and your great men, these are the ones who wear soft clothing, and they [will] not be able to know the truth.

Jesus is speaking first about John the baptised and secondly about himself. Both Jesus and john did not dress in soft garments and they did not live in luxury only kings and prominent men live like this, but they will not be able to understand the truth. So we must seek out and follow the true prophet. If you seek you will find. If you ask you will receive. You must go out into the wilderness to meet with the prophet of God. Just as Israel did with Moses. So here the wilderness is the pasture which the true shaepered of Israel is leading us to come to. (Joel 2:22 Ps 65:13) For only when you enter into the world of the prophet can you communicate with the word of Yahweh. As long as you remain in spiritual Egypt (a symbol of spiritual ignorance or darkness and spiritual decline) you cannot listen and hear the word of Yahweh in the prophet for all of your self-concerns and worldly interests will not let you listen and hear. The God of Israel is the God of the wilderness, and you must go out into the wilderness in order to meet with him.

78)## Jesus said, "Why have you come out into the desert [waterless places - false religions]? To see a reed ["Canon" (Greek kanon) means a reed - used for a rule or measuring]; shaken [bent this way and that] by the wind [(spirit of the world) - the result from this is thousands of different sects all having their own differing doctrines of men to fit their own particular niche]? And to see a man [religious leader] clothed in fine [worldly] garments like your [nations] kings and your great men [who are all in collusion with one another]? Upon them are the fine [garments], [outward superficial greatness] and they are unable [as natural men] to discern the truth."

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