The Christ Within
The first time I heard the term Christ Within I listened with half-an-ear. I assumed the person talking to me was a fruitcake. He talked about the concept of Christ not being a man, but a principle that permeated all of Africa and finally took shape in Egypt. He spoke of Egypt as the seat or culmination of all African concepts, the incubator where those concepts became adult. He spoke of the Christ as something we all possess and which must be fed to grow.
This was hard for me to believe since I had been primed to look for Christ to come in the clouds and save me from the Apocalypse and sinful myself.
But I kept coming back to the scripture:
Philippians 2:12: "...work out your own salvation with fear and trembling."
Sorteria is used here for salvation from the root of sozo:
"when this word "saved" or "salvation" is used in connection with the spiritual condition, it can and does have different emphases."
Honestly it’s still difficult for me to unloose myself from those beliefs and now on the road of this journey, I choose to understand it as Christ outside of me communicating to the Christ within me.
There have been several takes on the concepts of the Christ Within. Most of them reformulated by Europe this is an example of the Western view.
The Baptist view:
John Spilsbury was an minister who led the Particular Baptists during the Seventeenth Century, for his part, simply argued that the gathered congregation, was properly constituted into a church state, by virtue of the "union they have with their head Christ, the body thus jointly considered hath the power and authority of Christ within herself [the church], to choose and make use of any one or more of her members, as occasion offers, and authorizes him or them to administer baptism on the whole body, and so on themselves in the first place as part of the same.
The Quakers view:
"...(in full Religious Society of Friends), designation of a body of Christians more commonly known as Quakers. Their fundamental belief is that divine revelation is immediate and individual; all persons may perceive the word of God in their soul, and Friends endeavor to heed it. Terming such revelation the "inward light," the "Christ within," or the "inner light," the first Friends identified this spirit with the Christ of history. They rejected a formal creed, worshiped on the basis of silence, and regarded every participant as a potential vessel for the word of God, instead of relying upon a special, paid clergy set apart from the rest.... The society, however, unlike many of its predecessors, did not begin as a formal religious organization. Originally, the Friends were the followers of George Fox, an English lay preacher who, about 1647, began to preach the doctrine of "Christ within" this concept later developed as the idea of the "inner light."...." The Encarta
Who was George Fox?
"...[Fox] traveled throughout Britain, North America, and Europe, calling hearers to experience directly the Spirit of God, met as "the Light of Christ" or "Truth" within each person."
"Quakerism is the product of the spiritual experience known as the Inward Light. The "opening" came to Fox, 'that Every Man was enlightened by the Divine Light of Christ, and I saw it shine through all...' ".
Quietism the mystic Quaker view:
"Quietism, type of mysticism that regards the most perfect communion with God as coming only when the soul is in a state of quiet. In this state it ceases to reason or to reflect either upon itself or upon God ceases to exercise any of its faculties, its sole function being passively to accept the fellowship that God is ever ready to bestow. This approach to mystic experience is not confined to Christianity but pervades all mysticism, being especially seen in Hindu philosophy and Sufism...
Miguel de Molinos' (1628-96) was the Spanish Roman Catholic priest and mystic who founded Quietism. Encarta Encyclopedia states:
"... A radical form of mysticism, quietism is based on the belief that perfection lies in the utter passivity of the soul before God, allowing it to be absorbed by the divine spirit. Because such passivity requires annihilation of the will, all actions, both good and bad are hindrances. His views, expressed in his Guida Spirituale (Spiritual Guide, 1675), were well received by both the clergy and the laity, and Molinos gained favor with Pope Innocent XI . Opponents of the pope accused Molinos of heresy as well as personal immorality charges that led to his arrest in 1685. In 1687 Molinos admitted wrongdoing and was sentenced to life imprisonment."
We see that the concept whether rightly or wrongly applied, goes back a few thousand years in Europe and America, but the original concept goes back possibly 30 thousand in Africa. The European understating was corrupted.
Let us look at the New Testament context which was at least 1 AD, Paul says in Galatians 2:20;
"I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live: yet not I but the Christ within me… and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. "
“When Paul introduced the concept of a Redeemer born into a wicked world "who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this evil world" (Galatians: 3-4), he elaborated a theology of the Cross. He was not speaking of the Roman cross of punishment but the Egyptian ankh (cross), a symbol of Christ's victory over death that early Christians adopted during the first three centuries of their existence. In the 5th century AD the Roman-Latin cross became the Christian symbol.” http://www.trinicenter.com/Cudjoe/AfricanChrist.htm
We have to put things in historical context. There was no New Testament written at the time Paul spoke this truth. There was not other Cross of Life but that of the Egyptians, the Ankh.
The cross was an anathema to the Jew during the time of Yeshua or Jesus.
“Ancient Jewish law allowed only four methods of execution: stoning, burning, strangulation, and decapitation. Crucifixion was thus forbidden by ancient Jewish law.” “Forensic and Clinical Knowledge of the Practice of Crucifixion" by Dr. Frederick Zugibe.
Would this mode or the icon of Jesus’ death be the symbol of life of freedom? No,
"The author of the Christian name is the Mummy-Christ of Egypt, called the Karest, which was a type of the immortal spirit in man, the Christ within (as Paul has it), the divine offspring incarnated, the Logos, the Word of Truth, the Makheru of Egypt. It did not originate as a mere type! The preserved mummy was the dead body of any one that was Karest, or mummified, to be kept by the living; and, through constant repetition, this became a type of the resurrection from (not of !) the dead" (quoted BCW 188n).
Where did the word Christ/Chrest come from?
“The word Chrestos existed ages before Christianity was heard of. It is found used, from the fifth century B.C., by Herodotus, by Aeschylus and other classical Greek writers, the meaning of it being applied to both things and persons. “
The word Chrestos was a consultant or an “oracle of a Phythian god”
“Thus in Aeschylus (Cho. 901) we read of pythochresta the "oracles delivered by a Pythian God" (Greek-English Lexicon) through a pythoness; and Pythochrestos is the nominative singular of an adjective derived from chrao (Eurip. Ion, 1218). “
What was a Pythia?
The Pythia (Gr. Πυθία) was the priestess presiding over the Oracle of Apollo at Delphi, located on the slopes of Mount Parnassus. The Pythia was widely credited with giving prophecies inspired by Apollo, giving her a prominence unusual for a woman in male-dominated ancient Greece.
Who were they?
Archaeologist John Hale--
“ the Pythia was (on occasion) a noble [woman] of aristocratic family, sometimes a peasant, sometimes rich, sometimes poor, sometimes old, sometimes young, sometimes a very lettered and educated woman to whom somebody like the high priest and the philosopher Plutarch would dedicate essays, other times [one] who could not write her own name. So it seems to have been aptitude rather than any ascribed status that made these women eligible to be Pythias and speak for the God.
The first idea came as a fluke by inhaling fumes from a volcanic vent and these fumes opening up the mind [so they said] to see into the Spirit world.
The first Pythia and Delphic oracles were Africa women, possibly because they were expendable. If the fumes killed them, so what! But they lived and from that time on they were considered priestesses in Europe.
What was missing is the people of Europe were looking for a way to communicate with God. They knew that black folks had supernatural insight, so they used us [just like today] to be the mystic Negro. Why? They did not want to go through the mystery system or didn’t believe in that system was viable for the masses. Those who did go to Africa/Egypt to study were ostracized and killed by their brothers on their return home.
So we see the term Christian or Chestos relates back to the “one who mutters the words/communication of God.”
According to Madame Blavatsky [now don’t get scared]
The WORD"; as chresterion is not only "the seat of an oracle" but also "an offering to, or for, the oracle.'' Chrestes is one who expounds or explains oracles, "a prophet, a soothsayer;" and chresterios is one who belongs to, or is in the service of, an oracle, a god, or a "Master".
All this is evidence that the terms Christ and Christians, spelt originally Chrest and Chrestians [chrestianoi] were directly borrowed from the Temple terminology of the Pagans, and meant the same thing.
The God of the Jews was now substituted for the Oracle and the other gods; the generic designation "Chrestos" became a noun applied to one special personage; and new terms such as Chrestianoi and Chrestodoulos "a follower or servant of Chrestos" -- were coined out of the old material.
This is shown by Philo Judaeus, a monotheist, assuredly, using already the same term for monotheistic purposes. For he speaks of theochrestos "God-declared," or one who is declared by god, and of logia theo-chresta "sayings delivered by God" -- which proves that he wrote at a time (between the first century B. C., and the first A. D.) when neither Christians nor Chrestians were yet known under these names, but still called themselves the Nazarenes.
So we see the symbol of Christ was an Egyptian [Ankh] and the name Christian was pre-Christian and was attributed to black priestesses who were the Pythia’s or mystic negroes.
The Karest and the Christ
The Karest mummy was a symbol used in Egypt. Here are the different European version as recorded in Luke 2:12
"This is how you will recognize him: You will find an infant wrapped in strips of cloth and lying in a manger."
"And this is the sign to you: you will see a young child folded in linen, in the place where the cattle have their food."
"and this is to you the sign: Ye shall find a babe wrapped up, lying in the manger.'
"And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
A babe wrapped in swaddling or strip of clothes
We were always told that swaddling was an age old practice and surely it was, but wt was the real root of the swaddling a child? Here are a few common reasons.
"Swaddling is an age-old practice of wrapping infants snugly in swaddling cloths, blankets or similar cloth so that movement of the limbs is tightly restricted. Swaddling bands were often used to further restrict the infant. It was commonly believed that this was essential for the infants to get a proper posture."
"Arthur Janov claims that even this form of swaddling has profound effects on the adult emotional life of a swaddled child. He claims that swaddling causes a lifelong deficit on oxytocin and oversupply of cortisol, resulting in a lifetime of rage and anxieties, though he does not offer a neurophysiological mechanism by which this might take place in humans. One study has found that rats lose hormones in the hippocampus and orbital frontal lobes when tied up like swaddled human infants, developing depletions in serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine, exacerbated aggressive behavior and a severe decrease of social capabilities."
"Some medical studies maintain that swaddling appears to be a positioning technique that can enhance neuromuscular development of the very low birth weight infant and that it might have a role in further lowering SIDS risk. Research has also found that swaddling helps infants sleep with fewer awakenings and stay in REM sleep longer."
IIn Christian circles, were told the cloth that swaddled Jesus was the old garments of the high priests. But that was a lie:
When a priest's garments become dirty or wear out they are used for wicks in the Temple; but when the high priest's garments wear out they must be buried, and the garments that he wears on Yom Kippur can be worn only once. It is forbidden to damage or disarrange the priestly garments, as it says "It shall not be torn",30 and it says "And the breastplate shall not slip off the ephod".
This means if s very unlikely the garment Jesus was swaddled in was a High Priests garment. I believe the swaddling relates back to the Karest and the mummy-babe seen above.
"The seven with Jesus as a group of attendant powers or followers may be seen in the seven doves that hover round the child in utero; the seven solar rays about his head; the seven lambs or rams with Jesus on the mount; the seven as stars with Jesus in the midst; the seven as fishers in the boat; and lastly, the seven as communicants who solemnize the Eucharist with the loaves and fishes in the mortuary meal of the Roman Catacombs. There are various pictures in the Catacombs which can only be explained by the pre-Christian gnosis. This alone can tell us why the divine infant should be imaged as a little mummy with the solar halo round his head, or why the so-called “Star of Bethlehem” should be figured with eight rays. Such things are Egypto-gnostic remains belonging to the Church in Rome that was not founded on the Canonical Gospels, but was pre-extant as gnostic; the Church of Marcion and of Marcelina"
The babe wrapped in a manger is an iconic image of the Egyptian karest-mummy and later relates to the resurrection in the spring. It does not matter if that resurrection was 33 years later it still the symbol at the biblical birth, annunciation and adoration of the Christ child in the manger.
Seven days of mourning for the burial of Osiris were also celebrated at the end of the month Choiak. This was known as the “fêtes des ténèbres”, which, according to Brugsch, commemorated the “sept jours qu’il a passé dans le ventre de sa mère, Nût” — equivalent to Jonah being in the belly of the fish, only the days of darkness in this phase are seven instead of three. These seven days of mourning are the prototype of Passion week in the rubrical usage of the Roman Church, during which the pictures of the cross (and Crucifixion) are all covered up and veiled in darkness. Here the funeral ceremony followed the burial of Osiris, whereas in the Christian version the fêtes des ténèbres precede the death and burial of the supposed historic victim.This, in the Egyptian original, would be the corpse of Osiris, the karest-mummy of him who died in the winter solstice three months before the resurrection in the equinox occurred at Easter.
The Holy Week of Christians/Catholics
Holy Week (Latin: Hebdomada Sancta) in Christianity is the last week of Lent. It includes the religious holidays of Palm Sunday (Passion Sunday), Maundy Thursday (Holy Thursday) and Good Friday, and lasts from Palm Sunday until but not including Easter Sunday, as Easter Sunday is the first day of the new season of The Great Fifty Days. It commemorates the last week of the life of Jesus Christ culminating in his crucifixion on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday.
Evidence for it being an allusion to mummification at the resurrection:
"And stooping down he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not enter.  Then Simon Peter came up, following him, and went into the tomb, and saw the linen cloths lying there. But the burial napkin (or kerchief) which had been around Jesus' head, was not lying with the other linen cloths, but was [still] rolled up--wrapped round and round--in a place by itself.  Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, went in too, and he saw and was convinced and believed.  For as yet they did not know (understand) the statement of Scripture that He must rise again from the dead" (John 19:38-42;20:1-9, Parallel Bible, KJV/Amplified Bible.
Gerald Massey connects the Greek Christos or Christ with the Egyptian Karest, the "mummy type of immortality," and proves it very thoroughly. This is the zoomorphic symbol of Horus the Falcon. Similar to the Maltese Falcon used in the Movie with Humphrey Bogart and Sidney Greenstreet.
He begins by saying that in Egyptian the "Word of Truth" is Ma-Kheru, and that it is the title of Horus. Thus as he shows, Horus preceded Christ as the Messenger of the Word of Truth, the Logos or the manifestor of the divine nature in humanity. In the same paper he writes as follows.
“The Gnosis [knowledge] had three phases -- astronomical, spiritual, and doctrinal, and all three can be identified with the Christ of Egypt. In the astronomical phase the constellation Orion is called the Sahu or mummy. The soul of Horus was represented as rising from the dead and ascending to heaven in the stars of Orion.
The mummy-image was the preserved one, the saved, therefore a portrait of the Savior, as a type of immortality. This was the figure of a dead man, which, as Plutarch and Herodotus tell us, was carried round at an Egyptian banquet, when the guests were invited to look on it and eat and drink and be happy, because, when they died, they would become what the image symbolized -- that is, they also would be immortal! This type of immortality was called the Karest, or Karust, and it was the Egyptian Christ. “
The Lord’s Supper: 1Cor. 11:20-29
“When you come together, it is not the Lord’s supper that you eat. For in eating, each one goes ahead with his own meal. One goes hungry, another gets drunk. What! Do you not have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God and humiliate those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I commend you in this? No, I will not.
For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, "This is my body which is for[e] you. Do this in remembrance of me." In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me." For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.”
To Kares means to embalm, anoint, to make the Mummy as a type of the eternal; and, when made, it was called the Karest; so that this is not merely a matter of name for name, the Karest for the Christ.”
“In the Clementine Recognitions it is announced that the father anointed his son with "oil that was taken from the wood of the Tree of Life, and from this anointing he is called the Christ": whence the Christian name. This again is Egyptian. Horus was the anointed son of the father. The mode of anointing him from the Tree of Life, portrayed on the monuments, is very primitive indeed; and the Horus of Egypt was continued in the Gnostic Christ, who is reproduced upon the Gnostic stones as the intermediate link betwixt the Karest and the Christ, also as the Horus of both sexes.” The name and nature of the Christ. -- Gerald Massey
The seamless garment:
John 19:23-27 When the soldiers had crucified Jesus they took his garments and made four parts, one for each soldier; also his tunic. But the tunic was without seam, woven from top to bottom; 24 so they said to one another, "Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it to see whose it shall be." This was to fulfil the scripture, "They parted my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots." 25 So the soldiers did this. But standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Mag'dalene.
The Egyptian original:
This image of the Karest was bound up in a woof without a seam, the proper vesture of the Christ! No matter what the length of the bandage might be, and some of the mummy-swathes have been unwound that were 1,000 yards in length, the woof was from beginning to end without a seam.
Now, this seamless robe of the Egyptian Karest is a very tell-tale type of the mystical Christ, who becomes historic in the Gospels as the wearer of a coat or chiton, made without a seam, which neither the Greek nor the Hebrew fully explains, but which is explained by the Egyptian Ketu for the woof, and by the seamless robe or swathing without seam that was made for eternal wear, and worn by the Mummy-Christ, the image of immortality in the tombs of Egypt.
This spelling of the name as Chrest or Chrest in Latin is supremely important, because it enables me to prove the identity with the Egyptian Karest or Karust, the name of the Christ as the embalmed mummy, which was the image of the resurrection in Egyptian tombs, the type of immortality, the likeness of the Horus, who rose again and made the pathway out of the sepulcher for those who were his disciples or followers. Moreover, this type of the Karest or Mummy-Christ is reproduced in the Catacombs of Rome.
The other mummy figure in the gospels: Lazarus come forth!
No representation of the supposed historic resurrection of Jesus has been found on any of the early Christian monuments. But, instead of the missing fact, we find the scene of Lazarus being raised from the dead. This is depicted over and over again as the typical resurrection where there is no real one! The scene is not exactly in accordance with the rising from the grave in the Gospel.
It is purely Egyptian, and Lazarus is an Egyptian mummy! Thus Lazarus, in each representation, is the mummy-type of the resurrection; Lazarus is the Karest, who was the Egyptian Christ, and who is reproduced by Gnostic art in the Catacombs of Rome as a form of the Gnostic Christ, who was not and could not become an historical character.
Further, as the thing is Egyptian, it is probable that the name is derived from Egyptian. If so, Laz (equal to Ras) means to be raised up, while aru is the mummy by name. With the Greek terminal s this becomes Lazarus. In the course of humanizing the mythos the typical representation of the resurrection found in the tombs of Rome and Egypt would become the story of Lazarus being raised from the dead. This Karest type of the Christ in the Catacombs is not limited to Lazarus.
It could also be related to Osiris rising. By means of the Karest type the Christ and the Christians can both be traced in the ancient tombs of Egypt.
What is one conclusion?
“The fact that the Secular Church was founded by Constantine, and that it was a part of his decree "that the venerable day of the Sun should be the day set apart for the worship of Jesus Christ as Sun-day," shows that they knew well in that "Secular Church" "that the allegory rested upon an astronomical basis," as the author affirms. Yet, again, the circumstance that both Puranas and Bible are full of solar and astronomical allegories, does not militate against that other fact that all such scriptures in addition to these two are closed books to the scholars "having authority." (!) Nor does it affect that other truth, that all those systems are not the work of mortal man, nor are they his invention in their origin and basis.
Thus "Christos," under whatever name, means more than Karest, a mummy, or even the "anointed" and the elect of theology. Both of the latter apply to Chrestos, the man of sorrow and tribulation, in his physical, mental, and psychic conditions, and both relate to the Hebrew Mashiac (from whence Messiah) condition, as the word is etymologized by Fuerst, and the author of The Source of Measures, p. 255.
Christos is the crown of glory of the suffering Chrestos of the mysteries, as of the candidate to the final UNION, of whatever race and creed. To the true follower of the SPIRIT OF TRUTH, it matters little, therefore, whether Jesus, as man and Chrestos, lived during the era called Christian, or before, or never lived at all.
The Adepts, who lived and died for humanity, have existed in many and all the ages, and many were the good and holy men in antiquity who bore the surname or title of Chrestos before Jesus of Nazareth, otherwise Jesus (or Jehoshua) Ben Pandira was born. Therefore, one may be permitted to conclude, with good reason, that Jesus, or Jehoshua, was like Socrates, like Phocian, like Theodorus, and so many others surnamed Chrestos, i.e., the "good, the excellent," the gentle, and the holy Initiate, who showed the "way" to the Christos condition, and thus became himself "the Way" in the hearts of his enthusiastic admirers.
The Christians, as all the "Hero-worshippers" have tried to throw into the background all the other Chrestoi, who have appeared to them as rivals of their Man-God. But if the voice of the MYSTERIES has become silent for many ages in the West, if Eleusis, Memphis, Antium, Delphi, and Cresa have long ago been made the tombs of a Science once as colossal in the West as it is yet in the East, there are successors now being prepared for them.
We are in 1887 and the nineteenth century is close to its death. The twentieth century has strange developments in store for humanity, and may even be the last of its name. Blavatsky
Hopefully you will see that the cross, Christ, swaddling cloth, seamless burial garment and everything else about Yeshua relates back to Africa/Egypt and our ancestors understood that "Christ" was in us all as the greater spirit the Ka.
In Egyptian thought, the human soul is made up of five parts: the Ren, the Ba, the Ka, the Sheut, and the Ib. In addition to these components there was the human body (called the ha, occasionally a plural haw, meaning approximately sum of bodily parts).
After death, the "ka" would be "at rest" whilst the body was prepared and transformed into a mummy. The ka then needed to be reactivated so that the spiritual transformation of rebirth could take place. The deceased could then travel to join their "ka", and the link to the land of living through their tomb would then be established. It would be the person's "ba" that would make this symbolic journey.
“But we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. Everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself, just as he is pure.” 1John 3:2-3
“The Lord Jesus Christ...will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to his glorious body.” -Phil. 3:20-36
Ka (Egyptian) plural kau. Equivalent to the astral double, model-body, or linga sarira. The ancient Egyptians held that when a human being was born, the ka [was born with him and remained with him throughout his life.
So, what are we? We are made in the image and likeness of God?
"Then God said, 'Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.' So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”
Who are we?
“See what love the Father has bestowed on us that we may be called the children of God. Yet so we are.” 1 John 3:1
What are our rights?
“For those who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you received a spirit of adoption, through which we cry, “Abba, Father!” The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if only we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him.” Romans 8:14-17
Are we God or just human?
“Jesus answered a group of Jews and said, "Is it not written in your law, 'I said, you are gods'?" (John 10:34).”
But this does not mean we are the creator of the universes, but we have that creative power in us. As it is in heaven so it is on Earth, the iconic image is the double pyramid.
This is the Jewish rendition called the Star of David or Solomon’s Seal, both came from Egypt by way of the Dravidians in India otherwise known as the
Is this blasphemy or revelation?
2 Timothy 2:15 says: “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman needing never to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. “
Is there a Christ in Heaven?
We were made alive together with Christ” (Ephesians 2:5).
But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we also await a savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Philippians 2:5-7 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men..."
This is what I see:
We have to develop the Christ in us, which is in every man, to attract the Christ outside of us, if he is to come. We will all be resurrected. The story of Christ is an African story about all mankind’s essence as children of God and ultimately son and daughters of God.
Philippians 2:5-7 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men..."
So you see, there is a mindset we must have in this inner man and develop it for the outer [God] to relate to and for to do greater works, this must be done so like can recognize like. Jesus within attests to Jesus without.
The spirit within communes with the Spirit without. Each Kine [kind] multiplying after is own kine [this is a bovine term], but it is true for the spirit. A man can not birth a cat nor a dog, but it multiplies after its own sort.
It is this mystery [of the development of Christ in all of us and not just a few] that the priest [Egypt/Israel/Babylon/Persia] hide from the masses and was only revealed to the initiate of those systems. Those initiates were always from the household of Pharaoh and the kings, queen, princess and princes of the world and never a commoner [unlearned].
Colossians 1:26-29 The mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints. To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you [all of us], the hope of glory. Him [him who? The inner man] we preach [not just Jesus, but the Christ in YOU], warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus. To this end I also labor, striving according to His working which works in me mightily.
1 Cor. 10-1-2 says: "Now I would not have you ignorant, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; and were all baptized into Moses in the cloud AND in the sea; and all ate the same spiritual food; and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of a spiritual rock that followed them, and the rock [foundation, firmness] was Christ.
Was this an actual rock? Some preachers have said so but what is the Rock?
1. a rock, cliff or ledge
a) a projecting rock, crag, rocky ground
b) a rock, a large stone
c) metaph. a man like a rock, by reason of his firmness and strength of soul.
What did the ancients of Western thought believe?
Eusebius of Caesarea (circa 283-371 CE) wrote: "The religion of Jesus Christ is neither new nor strange."
St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430 CE) wrote: "This, in our day, is the Christian religion, not as having been unknown in former times, but as having recently received that name.
The Bible says of Jesus:
John 14:7-10 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him....Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in [inside] me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
Development of Christ/Karest on the inside of us was the plan of the biblical 'Garden of Eden' and Yahshua as our brother and example was to show us how this is manifested. So whatever he is we are, and whatever he can do we can do because he is in us.
It’s all about our insides!
The Awakening of Osiris-The Book of Coming Forth by Day
"I come forth by day and go out burning. To the end, I burn white with heat. On the day of unwrapping the mummy clothes [grave clothes], on the day of opening the storehouse, on the day of washing the body, on the day of speaking secrets, I am with you, my ;love as gods are. I stand besides the lotus pool watching that pink bud ready to flower. It is I, Osiris [Jesus] I am joyful as a stone, it is the joy of men I feel; it is the joy of matter. I am the circuitous path of the unseen, from nothing but thought into becoming. I am the anointed in oil. The power shivers from my heart down to my arms. Self-sacrifice is only learning to make ones self holy, to be the sum of a man, more than his parts. These breaths I release to the wind, make me one with the wind. the blood flows back tot he river like water. The flesh dries, it cracks and scatters, dust again. When light in my eyes flickers out, the spark flies back to the flaming heart of gods.
It is only flesh and breath, blood, bones an hair. I come and go out of the fire unchanged. "
K.J. Version Bible
The Karest-- H. Blavatsky
Egypt Light of the World--Gerald Massey