In today’s world there seems to be a rising understanding of the human energy system which is related to chakra, ki, or source field. This energy field has been known by the ancient people for thousands of years and is often spoke about in spiritual texts. One text that speaks about this force but is often overlooked by the mass people is the Bible.
Have you ever wondered why Moses had to “lift up” the bronze snake in the wilderness in order for the Israelites to be healed?
“And the Lord said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it shall live. And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole…” (Numbers 21:8-9).
There have already been several discussions on this site dedicated to showing that the serpent represents man’s ego, not a literal being named Satan. Therefore Adam’s fall represents the activation of the ego. Now remember how God cursed the snake so that it would crawl on its belly and eat dust all the days of its life? That scene becomes important for Moses’ actions later. Briefly consider the two points below:
1) The snake was originally upright.
2) It was cursed to eat dust.
Symbolically this imagery teaches us that the ego is responsible for keeping us grounded in the realm of the five senses, or the physical realm. The Bible states we are made from the dust of the ground, and that is the reason the snake is cursed to eat the dust of it. As long as our lives are ruled by the ego, we are symbolically eating this dust
This symbolism is carried over as the Israelites travel through the desert from Egypt (bondage of the ego) to the Promised Land (a heavenly awakening from this bondage/enlightenment/Christ Consciousness). So God has Moses raise the snake to show our “Ascension” through accepting The Way that Jesus Christ came to show us. This is the path of Love and Light and Healing.
“And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up…” ( John 3:14).
Remember, the kingdom of God is not outside of you, but it is “within.” (Luke 17:21).
“Lifting up the Son of Man” is another way of symbolizing the path to Christ consciousness, a state of BEING beyond the senses, emotions, and intellect.
How this knowledge can help you…
The Christ nature within us must be exalted in order to realize the spiritual resurrection! This is an actual experience that takes commitment and faith. Many Christians will argue that all these concepts are New Age teachings. But what many Christians don’t realize is that New Age concepts aren’t new at all. In fact, they have been around tens of thousands of years, and many of the same concepts are taught through both the Old and New Testaments. I advise you to study deeply the Biblical passages that seem to contradict the traditional Christian interpretation. They can’t be argued away and don’t be afraid to question their purpose. This is the beginning of your search to a higher understanding of the soul contained within the scriptures.
As you reach closer and closer to the mental state known as “Christ Consciousness,” the troubles of this world will begin to fall away. It doesn’t mean that you won’t have issues in this life, but rather you will be given the wisdom to find out how to solve the issue or the peace to wait until you can find someone who can.
No Confidence in the Flesh(Phillipians 3)
3 Further, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord! It is no trouble for me to write the same things to you again, and it is a safeguard for you. 2 Watch out for those dogs, those evildoers, those mutilators of the flesh. 3 For it is we who are the circumcision, we who serve God by his Spirit, who boast in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh— 4 though I myself have reasons for such confidence.
If someone else thinks they have reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more: 5 circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; in regard to the law, a Pharisee; 6 as for zeal, persecuting the church; as for righteousness based on the law, faultless.
7 But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. 8 What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in[a] Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. 10 I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.
12 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.