THE BIBLE AND DEVELOPMENT
by Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© December 2019, LD Wilson Consultants, Inc.
All information in this article is solely the opinion of the author and for educational purposes only. It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.
The Bible is a remarkable book because it is a history book and a moral and legal guide. This article explains that the Bible can also be viewed as a book about development.
Development is a major theme of this website and is nothing less than the full genetic expression of a human being. For details, read Introduction To Development.
How most people interpret the Bible. Most people who interpret the Bible literally understand certain stories in the Bible as simply miracles of God. For example, Methuselah lived 900 years. Sarah, wife of Abraham, gave birth at the age of 90. The prophets received knowledge of the future. A number of people in the Bible took their bodies with them and left the earth in the process called ascension. Jesus calmed a storm and walked on water.
This article suggests that if one understands development, then these stories are understandable at a purely reasoned and scientific level. Here is how this works.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE BODY WITH ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT
The body first becomes healthier. In fact, the tissues rejuvenate and the person becomes “younger” inside, although the outer appearance does not look younger. All body systems become healthier and this extends life.
Also, the energy field around the body begins to glow more brightly, especially around the head. For example, many paintings of Jesus dating back to the time he lived show him and sometimes his disciples with a halo or bright light around their heads.
With continued development, the person begins to exhibit unusual abilities. Often the first of these to occur is the ability to communicate telepathically. The brain becomes like a radio receiver and can receive messages from far away. In fact, some people are born with this ability.
Another early ability is the ability to see fine matter beings such as elves. A delightful and true story about this ability is the movie Fairy Tales. It is the true story of two pre-teen English girls who can see and are able to photograph elves that live near their home.
As one develops, one also grows a Merkaba. This word appears in the Old Testament of the Bible 44 times. It means a vehicle in Hebrew. It is an energy field that completely surrounds one’s physical body. At a certain point in its growth, a person is able to move the body through space without needing an automobile or any visible means of transportation.
The author once watched a program on Christian television that explained that in sightings of Mother Mary in Europe she always arrived in a “bubble of light”. This is a merkaba. Also, anyone familiar with the movie The Wizard Of Oz knows that the good witches always arrived inside a bubble of light. Some paintings of Jesus also show him surrounded by a brightness or bubble of light.
WHERE CAN ONE READ ABOUT THIS?
There is plenty of literature on earth about development. A few examples are:
- Miracles of the Saints by Rodney Charles.
- The Life And times Of The Masters Of The Far East by Baird Spaulding.
- The Mutant Message Down Under by Marlo Morgan.
- Books about Edgar Cayce
- Autobiography Of A Yogi by Yogananda
- books by Carlos Casteneda.
- books by Lobsang Rampa.
- books by and about Satya Sai Baba.
In fact, most cultures have literature of this nature.
WHAT IN THE BIBLE BESIDES SOME STORIES INDICATE THAT THE BIBLE IS CONCERNED WITH DEVELOPMENT?
There are numerous Bible verses that are not easy to comprehend, but which make sense if one views them as relating to development. Below are some examples.
II. BIBLE VERSES THAT MAY HAVE TO DO WITH DEVELOPMENT
“Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, How many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Seven times?
Jesus answered, I tell you, not seven times, but seventy times seven times.” – Matthew 18:21-22.
“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgives you.” – Colossians 3:13
“And whenever you stand praying, forgive if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive your trespasses.” – Mark 11:25.
“Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, as God forgave you.” – Ephesians 4:32.
Learning to forgive is a major requirement for development. We find that the inability to forgive everyone in your life for everything that has occurred is the single greatest stumbling block to development.
BE NOT CONFORMED TO THIS WORLD
“Be not conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may test and discover that which is good and acceptable to God – Romans 12:12.
This is an excellent description of the mental aspect of development. Development causes the literal renewing of the mind. One effect is that you will be wiser and more able to discern the Will of God for yourself.
THE THEME OF REBIRTH
Born of woman, one must be reborn of Spirit. - John 3, 1-16
Development is truly a type of rebirth. New life energy comes into the body and heals it from within. Development is nothing less than a physical rebirth experience.
BRINGING HEAVEN TO EARTH
“Thou shalt love the Lord Thy God with all of they heart, with all of thy soul and with all of thy might. – Deuteronomy 10:12 (and repeated in the New Testament)
What does it mean to “love the Lord”? It means to honor Him and follow His laws. We also believe it means to bring the energy of the Lord or God into your body through the top of the head and all the way down to the feet. It means to fill oneself with this energy and then spread it to everyone around you.
“Thy will be done on earth, as it is done in Heaven”. – The Lord’s Prayer
When one does the pulling down exercise, one literally brings Heaven to earth, moving a special energy from above the head into and through the body and down to the earth.
“Be in the world, but not of it” – John 17.19 and other related verses.
“Do not love this world or the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you.” – John 2:15
“Dear friends, I warn you as temporary residents and foreigners to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against your very souls. Be careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbors.” – 1 Peter 2:11
When one does the pulling down exercise each day, it slowly brings in a new energy that is not of this world. You can feel this energy. If you don’t feel it now, you will come to feel it. This energy, which can be called the energy of God and it can be called the kingdom of heaven, brings with it insights, discernment, joy and an entire new way of living.
“Let the Pharisees alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. If a blind person leads the blind, they will both fall into the same ditch.” – Matthew 15.14.
This quote can be applied to most of the leaders of today, including some religious leaders who are “conformed to the world” and only claim to know how people should live and conduct their lives.
THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN
“My kingdom is not of this earth”.
For, in fact, the kingdom of God is within you. Seek it not outside of yourself. – Luke 17:21.
These two verses have caused a lot of confusion. How can the Kingdom of Heaven be inside of oneself, yet not be of this earth?
The answer, from the point of view of development, is that Jesus was not describing a physical place. He was describing a state of the mind and body that is inside oneself.
It is not of this earth means that it is foreign to most people and very little teaching on earth about how to get there.
A related verse is at the end of Psalm 23: “And I shall dwell in the House of the Lord forever.” Is it possible this does not refer to a physical house? Instead, it refers to a level of being within the body and mind that is within, and is not commonly found on this earth.
IV. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
If this is true, why is it not clearly written in the Bible?
The Rogues or Satan does not want people to develop because they become much harder to control. As a result, openly teaching about development has not been allowed on earth.