There has been much written about Jesus of Nazareth; some of it true, most of it false.
Many whom have grown up in Christian homes found themselves fascinated by the character of Jesus, but not quite satisfied with seemingly sterile image of him portrayed by their respective churches.
The birth of this Avatar was indeed heralded by certain celestial and astrological events. Many mystics were waiting for his incarnation. He was born into the well organized Order of the Essene, a branch of the Great White Brotherhood. The Essene where healers headquartered in Galilee, north of Samaria, among the Gentiles.
A decree had been issued in 103 B.C. that forced everyone in Israel to conform to Mosaic law. Jesus’ parents, Joseph and Mary were Gentiles. They were Aryans who were Jewish, like many in Israel at the time, only by law. They lived in Galilee, but not in Nazareth, because this village did not exist at the time. Rather Jesus was referred to as Nazarene because this was the word the Jews used at the time to describe anyone who did not fully adhere to Judaism or who professed a different faith.
Some passages by Jesus in the New Testament are mysterious indeed. Many have been thought of in terms of spiritual regeneration, especially the term ‘born again.’
In the 11th Chapter of Matthew, Jesus is speaking to his Disciples about John the Baptist:“Truly I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
“And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force. For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come.
“He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.” [emphasis added].
Jesus certainly seems to be stating the John the Baptist is the reincarnation of Elias.
The two major sects of Jews in Jerusalem during that time where the Pharisees and the Sadducees. The Pharisees were more metaphysical, believing in angels and an after life, while the Sadducees where more secular and legalistic.
In John, Chapter 3, a Pharisee named Nicodemus comes to visit Jesus secretly at night, for Jesus had many secret disciples:
The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, “Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him.”
Jesus answered, “Truly, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
Nicodemus saith unto him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?”
Jesus answered, “Truly, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the spirit is spirit.
“Marvel not that I said unto thee, ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the spirit.”
Nicodemus answered and said unto him, “How can these things be?”
“Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?” Jesus answered, “Truly, I say unto thee, we [the Essene] speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?” [emphasis added].
Then again, in the 9th Chapter of John: And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, “Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?”
Jesus answered, “Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.”
Jesus then heals the man. But the question remains, how could this man have sinned before he was born unless he had a previous life?
Reincarnation is certainly one of the most misunderstood of mystical doctrines. And I will not go into an elaborate explanation of it. This blog is only to point out some rather mysterious passages in the Bible.
A note about ‘past life readings’: I will warn you that at our current state of spiritual evolution, maybe one hundred persons on Earth can perceive anything about your past lives; and I am not one of them. So please be careful when you come in contact with intuitives who profess this skill. It is very rare.