Welcome to this course, Metaphysical Bible Study: Decoding the Revelation, Part One (Revelation 1:1 to 8:1).
This study of Revelation is a consciousness-journey where you will learn to decode the apocalyptic symbols and apply spiritual truths, ideas, and laws to your life that bring healing and immense spiritual development.
If you are a spiritual seeker curious about the book of Revelation, looking for powerful spiritual development with practical effects, this course is for you. Part One of this course includes the riveting story of Revelation's origin, the experiences of its author, and a life-changing, health-producing analysis of the "Messages to the Churches," messages to the individual consciousness that skyrocket spiritual development and understanding. It continues to the 2nd of the seven Visions that make up the body of Revelation (the "Throne-Room" and the "Angels with Seals"). The following course, "Decoding the Revelation: Part 2," completes this dynamic and energizing study with the final Visions. Expected launch date, October 2015.
Students should work through this course (Part One) in about six to eight weeks, and the subsequent course on the seven visions of Revelation in three to four months. Steady, systematic study will yield the best results as you train thought to live consistently and consciously in the healing-energy of the Christ.
Recommendation: Study deeply and meditate on the key ideas. Utilize the decoded instructions for overcoming whatever is unlike good and claiming your true freedom in the Love of the One, the I AM THAT I AM. Review each day, keep a journal, and feel after the vibrant energy of Spirit in everyday life.
Let the Spirit shine through. “Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you" (James 4:8).
Check prior knowledge to some of the highlights of this Section.
John receives the Revelation; we must each prepare to receive!
Multiple choice. Decoding the symbols describing spiritual man (your true and best identity).
Prepare thought through these "Messages" to your spiritual consciousness in order to more fully receive the heart of the revelation that begins with Vision 1 in chapter 4. Recommendation: take one message per day for a week, listen to the video lecture, study the Scripture directly, and refer to the details in the document posted with this lecture. Learn and live the message. Bring the Word to life in your life.
Each Message has 3 parts: the correcting quality, the problem, the reward for overcoming.
Rev. 2:1-7. Stay with your "first love" -- no burn out, but fueled by the Spirit! Recommendation: work with one "Message" every day or two to prepare thought to more fully receive the body of the Revelation given in the seven Visions.
Rev. 2:8-11. Focus on eternal life -- your uninterrupted immortality / coexistence with the I AM.
Rev. 2:12-17. Watch out for that "stumbling block" of pleasurable temptation or attraction -- don't be a moth flying blithfully into the bright light bulb only to be seared.
Rev. 2:18-29. Escape domination, control, manipulation (Jezebel) through the dominion given by Christ whereby God governs all that has to do with you.
Rev. 3:1-6. How and why to be mentally awake and watchful.
Rev. 3:7-13. Contemplate and activate the power of brotherly love within you. How could you rev up your expression of pure brotherly love ten-fold today? Challenge yourself with a plan and do it! It returns to you 100-fold and transforms you with grace.
Rev. 3:14-22. The final message is to your "Laodicea-consciousness." No more lukewarm attitude; be zealous. Rise to your true potential of divine energy as the "image and likeness" of God, Good. Be "hot or cold," but not lukewarm (like food that has been sitting out for too long). Be your excellent self, reflecting the infinite One, the I AM.
After studying and practicing these "Messages" you will be prepared to enter into the heart of the Revelation, the seven Visions of spiritual reality coming up next -- instructive, practical, uplifting, saving.
Identify the specific strengths, errors, remedies, and rewards for each Spirit-message to consciousness.
The key to Vision One and beginning of the core of Revelation's teaching: One on the Throne, the all-power of Good.
Free yourself by breaking these "seals" of limitation from consciousness!
Identify elements of the Throne-room (Heaven/reality) and the interpretation of the Seven Seals
Dr. Abby Parsons has been intensely involved in spirituality from the time she was a little child. Her enthusiasm for the practical and universal nature of spirituality found in the metaphysics of the Scriptures impels her dynamic professional public speaking and teaching. For over 20 years, her inspiring and practical workshops have motivated, inspired, and brought healing to many students and attendees. She has a BA in English from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, an MA in English (Multicultural Transnational Literature) from East Carolina University, and a PhD in Biblical Studies from Atlantic Coast Theological Seminary (all (summa cum laude). Abby maintains a blog entitled: "A Spiritual Eye on Current Events," and offers a variety of topics in her presentations, including, "Healing through the Energy of Spirit," and "Transitioning in the Light of Life."