THE THIEF- Religious Dogma


  • Robber Bees

    It has been very instructive seeing honey bee hives revealed as a functioning mind, particularly one translated from darkness into the kingdom of the dear Son. As in all things, the use of tense; past, present or future, in scripture, is a thing often completely overlooked, such that things one does not see, tend to be relegated to the future by the carnal mind. The account of the man called Legion, in the tombs, in the land of the Gadarenes, is a picture of a mind planted in a land of darkness, where all things pertaining to the kingdom of God are taught and perceived to be always in the future, always on the other side of the grave. In fact, Gadarene means “reward after”. The grave was as close as the man new to get to the “reward” , if one believes you “die and go to heaven”, rather than believing Christ, who says the exact opposite, you must be born again to enter, otherwise upon leaving the flesh, you are found naked, like the man in the tombs. The end of the man’s healing was that he sat clothed (with eternal habitation) and in his right mind, with Jesus, here and now. And for that matter, the Lord’s work is eternal, not past, present and future, but eternal. Jesus, admonishing one of the assemblies, said they were naked. They had no eternal house, no body of resurrection, just a mental house of cards. Paul drew from the scriptures, revealing that the Spiritual meat, drink and Rock that went before Jacob’s children leaving Egypt, was Christ. We read that they sucked oil (fat, milk) and honey from the flinty rock (Deut 32)(Psa 81). The scriptures are teaching that Christ is the land of promise, the land flowing with milk and honey, and that He goes with us and before us. The natural children forsook this , choosing to seek a piece of real estate they perceived to flow with milk and honey. Honey has come to be associated with sweetness in the mouth, and perhaps a little bitterness in the belly, in other words, revelation is far to be desired over something that is second hand, having passed through someone else’s digestive system. Peter said it is profitable to take heed to them who walk, but the superior ideal, is that the Day Star arise in your own heart. The spirit of prophesy is the testimony of Jesus. Meat is for a developed digestive system, milk is for babes.

    Having said this, over the past few days, I have been helping my bees fend off robber bees. When nectar and pollen taper off for a spell, some bees will attempt to break into a hive with plenty of stores, steal the honey, and transport it to their own hive. The robbed hive often dies. All one can do, is reduce the bottom entrance to a small opening, so your bees only need defend a small area, and you block off all upper entrances with screen, to alow ventilation, but nothing can get in that way. Hives must “breathe”, CO2 out, Oxygen in, or all dies. A “strong” colony often needs no help, as it will “put a hurtin'” on attempting robbers. Being “Strong in faith” , one knows what belongs in one’s mind, and what does not, and also one does not suffer the thief to break in and steal:

    “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers. This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them. Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have [it] more abundantly. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. I am the good shepherd, and know my [sheep], and am known of mine. As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, [and] one shepherd. Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.”

    The picture is robber bees trying to get into a hive by any available means, and take it’s riches to the store house of the thief.

    Pro 4:23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the ISSUES of life.

    “ISSUES”: (STRONG”S H8444)

    *outgoing, border, a going out, extremity, end, source, escape

    *outgoing, extremity (of border)

    *source (of life)

    *escape (from death)

    Our escape, our path , our expanding pastures, spring from within. There are none to find “without”.

    Rev 22:15 “For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.”

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