Gnostic Doctrine

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

the heavens and the earth gospel of thomas saying 111

Saying 111
This saying needs to be understood in combination with saying 11:
“The heavens and the earth will roll up in your (plur.) presence” This is "the Holy Catholic" Heaven, with sun, moon, and stars, to suit. At the judgments of the last vial shall have had their full effect upon "the air," firmament, aerial expanse, or constitution of things in the Gentile world, then, the Apostate Laodicean "earth and heaven flee away; and no place is found for them" (Rev 20:11).
They are abolished in a time of trouble, far exceeding in the intensity of its distress the terrors of the sixth Seal; for it will be "a time of trouble such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time" (Dan 12:1). When this old Romish Heaven and Earth shall have fled before the face of the Lamb and his Associates, "a New Heavens and a New Earth in which dwells righteousness" (2Pet 3:13) will take their place; when "Jerusalem shall be a rejoicing, and her people a joy" (Isa. lxv. 18). These Heavens and Earth "shall remain before me, says Yahweh;" even saith the Spirit by John, "a thousand years;" at the end whereof, they will "pass away" to make room for a new and improved constitution of things upon earth, when there shall be no more sin or evil -- when death shall be abolished, and every curse shall cease (xxi. 1,3,4; xxii. 3).
The heavens and earth “rolled up" is apocalypse ecclesiastical heavens the material or political heavens But, the firmaments, or heavens, of orbs political, do not pass away, or suffer radical change, without violence, as a scroll rolled up; and every mountain and island change their places.
The connection of the “heavens” with ruling power aids in understanding the meaning of the expression “new heavens and a new earth” found at Isaiah 65:17; 66:22 and quoted by the apostle Peter at 2 Peter 3:13. Observing such relationship, M’Clintock and Strong’s Cyclopaedia (1891, Vol. IV, p. 122) comments: “In Isa. lxv, 17, a new heaven and a new earth signify a new government, new kingdom, new people.” Even as the “earth” can refer to a society of people (Ps 96:1), so, too, “heavens” can symbolize the superior ruling power or government over such “earth.”
“And the living from the living will not see death."Anyone living from the Living one will not die when you ate dead thing you made them living what will you do if you eat living things why you will come into the light, living by the living one and coming into the light are equivalent expressions.
“but Jesus went on to say: He who finds himself, of him the world is not worthy.” Here the world is the same as the heavens that will by rolled up and the one who finds himself is the same as saying 3 and 67 and the world 27 56 80 110

111) Jesus said, "The [Old] heavens and the earth [and the false dichotomy that exists between the spiritual and the earthly i.e. the heavenly meaning is embedded in the earthly images and vessels] will be rolled up [into one] in your presence. And one who lives from the Living One [who drinks from His mouth as in v-108 and is converted into a bubbling fountain of life] will not see death [will not lose sight of the mystery i.e. will "keep" and "obey" His Word]." Does not Jesus say, "Whoever finds himself is superior to the world [giving him the power to renounce and destroy it (roll it up as a scroll) in his mind and soul]?"

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