compiled by Dee Finney
|DREAM - 5-15-03 - I was in my apartment, working on my computer,
writing an article on the types of healings that Jesus did.
There was one thing it seemed he didn't do, and that had to do with skiing accidents. (maybe because there was no snow where he lived?)
It was almost noon. My husband, my brother, and one of my sons arrived for lunch, but I hadn't thought about food to serve. All I had ready was tea.
But before I did that, there was a photo of myself on the computer screen. It was a photo taken by myself in a mirror the previous Christmas so that I could see the back of my head as well as my face.
I was able to do that by laying on the couch beneath the mirror and holding the camera up in the air and taking the picture into the mirror. I wanted to zoom in on the picture and look at the details, but I was waiting for my sister to arrive so she could see it. (She is a Jehovah's Witness)
I decided I would enlarge the picture while I waited for her. When I looked at the picture more closely. I had the face of a man with what looked like short red curly hair and a short light brown goatee -type beard on my chin.
Then I had to zoom in on the picture, because I didn't remember my hair being that short.
So I zoomed in on the picture and it showed in the mirror that my hair was wound up in a bun on the back of my head like the figure 8 on it's side.
But I definitely had short red, curly hair in the front and a short light brown goatee.
I decided I would make myself some tea while I waited for my sister, but I couldn't just make it for myself.
There were green tea leaves all over the livingroom floor besides which I had to pick up.
I knew my husband preferred coffee, so I asked my brother what he would like to drink, because all I had was herbal teas in the house, but I told him, "I also have 'aura' soda."
He answered, "I'll have an 'aura' soda.!"
NOTE: This figure 8 crop circle just appeared in April of 2003. It was the first one of the season.
There is more meaning to it than first apparent:
Infinity crop circle findings
I have done a little research on the 8-ball crop circle configuration discovered at Privett, Hampshire, on April 20, 2003. Most of the findings are intuitive, but there seems to be some significance to the symbology of this image.
As shown it looks like an 8-ball, however I find more symbolic significance is elucidated with the image rotated 90 degrees to show and infinity sign within a circle.
See the diagram I have generated in the photo section entitled "crop circle 04/20/03".
Lets start with the proportions of the image. The reproduction in the photo section is generated with these exact units. It is nearly an exact match of their reproduction.
- width of line = 1 unit
- large circle, OD = 13 units, ID = 11 units
- smaller circle, OD = 6 units, ID = 4 units
- length of infinity image = 10 units
(Note: I discovered the 13/6 ratio by measuring the image on the website and then looking for ratios that matched with a spreadsheet. As I found it I glanced at the time to see 11:11.)
Next, the representation of the image. It seems to be three circles: one on the outside and two distinct circles creating the apparent infinity symbol. The outside great circle represents the Whole, or greater Oneness that holds everything, existing before everything. This circle is represented by the digit 1, and Alpha. Duality, represented by the two circles in the middle, is creation, and represents yin and yang. These circles together are represented by the number 2, and is the creation between Alpha and Omega.
Taking all three circles together we have Everything after creation has taken place, where duality returns to the Oneness. This is represented by the number 3, and Omega. Thus we have 123, or 321, which adds up to 6. All of these numbers have been significant to me for some time.
Looking further into the image of the infinity symbol: the breaks seem to indicate that there are two separate circles interlocking like chain links.
Creation was said to take place when the Oneness wanted to know itself, and so created itself, in separation. The two smaller circles would represent that creation, as they mirror the larger circle with a reduction from 13 to 6. Yet the two duality circles are separated by the necessary 90 degree twist of interlocking chain links. Not only has Oneness recreated itself, but it has done so twice, with a dimensional shift in between. This duality offset can represent many things: the self and the other self, for example, or the poles on a magnet.
The linking of the chain is also interesting. It indicates that the self and the other-self cannot really separate from each other. The can enter into 'apparent' separation, for instance when the two links are not touching as they are shown in the image but instead are moving freely. But the one of these circles can only move so far until it again bumps into the other-circle, and that is why the freedom is apparent. Creation, it would seem, is set up this way. We do have our mirrors.
The chain links also represent the duality of yin and yang. One defines the other in polarity. One cannot exist without the other. They cannot be separated.
The 90-degree twist required for the chain links to link is also representational of the spiral: something we see in many facets of the new science as well as some ancient technologies. It also may be representational of the link between aspects of physical reality such as electric charge and magnetic fields, which are always perpendicular to each other. Rod or David may be able to speak more to this and other applications, such as Rod's dual aether theory.
It is possible that this symbol of two chain links is how the infinity symbol was derived in the first place. There are after all infinite permutations of duality within the Oneness-Creation.
The symbology of this image could lead to many other things, many of which I will wait to discuss because I need to do more research into certain scientific applications. This is a starting point, and I share because of the great significance finding this has for me. It feels a little strange using symbology like this, as an applied scientist that is, but perhaps it will trigger some further understandings, somewhere.
TYPES OF HEALING THAT JESUS DID
|"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has appointed me to preach
Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released,
that the blind will see, that the downtrodden will be freed from their
oppressors, and that the time of the Lord's favor has come.(Luke 4:18-19)
"Your heavenly Father already knows all your needs, and he will give you all you need from day to day if you live for him and make the Kingdom of God your primary concern.(Matthew 6:32-33)
|Matthew 8:13 - And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.|
|Matthew 12:15 - But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all;|
|Matthew 14:14 - And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.|
|Matthew 15:30 - And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and he healed them:|
|Matthew 17:14-20 - Jesus Heals an Epileptic|
|Matthew 19:2 Jesus Heals the Sick|
|The Gospel of Mark- 1:21-2:12 -
"Jesus Heals Many"
1They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach. 22The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law. 23Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an evilspirit cried out, 24"What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are--the Holy One of God!" 25"Be quiet!" said Jesus sternly. "Come out of him!" 26The evil spirit shook the man violently and came out of him with a shriek. 27The people were all so amazed that they asked each other, "What is this? A new teaching--and with authority! He even gives orders to evil spirits and they obey him." 28News about him spread quickly over the whole region of Galilee.
9As soon as they left the synagogue, they went with James and John to the home of Simon and Andrew. 30Simon's mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told Jesus about her. 31So he went to her took her hand and helped her up. The fever left her and she began to wait on them. 32That evening after sunset the people brought to Jesus all the sick and demon-possessed. 33The whole town gathered at the door, 34and Jesus healed many who had various diseases. He also drove out many demons, but he would not let the demons speak because they knew who he was.
40A man with leprosycame to him and begged him on his knees, "If you are willing, you can make me clean." 41Filled with compassion, Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing," he said. "Be clean!" 42Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cured. 43Jesus sent him away at once with a strong warning: 44"See that you don't tell this to anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the sacrifices that Moses commanded for your cleansing, as a testimony to them." 45Instead he went out and began to talk freely, spreading the news. As a result, Jesus could no longer enter a town openly but stayed outside in lonely places. Yet the people still came to him from everywhere. 1. What do you noticed about the leper's request to Jesus in vs. 40? (He said if you are willing, you can heal me; the leper had faith that Jesus could heal him) 2. How did Jesus react? What is unusual about how Jesus healed the leper? 3. What did Jesus tell the leper after he healed him? What did the leper do instead? What were the results of this? How did the people react? (vs. 45) 4. How would you have reacted if you were the leper? The people? Mark 2Jesus Heals a Paralytic 1A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home. 2So many gathered that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them. 3Some men came, bringing to him a paralytic, carried by four of them. 4Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus and, after digging through it, lowered the mat the paralyzed man was lying on. 5When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven." 6Now some teachers of the law were sitting there, thinking to themselves, 7"Why does this fellow talk like that? He's blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?" 8Immediately Jesus knew in his spirit that this was what they were thinking in their hearts, and he said to them, "Why are you thinking these things? 9Which is easier: to say to the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Get up, take your mat and walk'? 10But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins . . . ." He said to the paralytic, 11"I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home."
|The Gospel of Mark- 3 He got up, took his mat and walked out in full view of them all. This amazed everyone and they praised God, saying, "We have never seen anything like this!"|
|"He gave them permission, and the evil spirits came out and went into
the pigs. The herd, about two thousand in number, rushed down the steep bank
into the lake and were drowned. "
|Luke 9:11 - And the people, when they knew it, followed him: and he received them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that had need of healing.|
|Luke 9:42 - And as he was yet a coming, the devil threw him down, and tare him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father.|
|Luke 13:10-17, NRSV
Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight.
When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said, "Woman, you are set free from your ailment." When he laid his hands on her, immediately she stood up straight and began praising God.
But the leader of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had cured on the sabbath, kept saying to the crowd, "There are six days on which work ought to be done; come on those days and be cured, and not on the sabbath day."
But the Lord answered him and said, "You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger, and lead it away to give it water? And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen long years, be set free from this bondage on the sabbath day?"
When he said this, all his opponents were put to shame; and the entire crowd was rejoicing at all the wonderful things that he was doing.
|Luke 17:15 - And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned
back, and with a loud voice glorified God,
|Luke 22:51 - And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he
touched his ear, and healed him.
|HEALING A NOBLEMAN'S SON AT CANA
The second miracle that Jesus performed was the healing of a nobleman's son. It happened at Cana (kan-ah'), where he had on an earlier visit turned water into wine. He had journeyed from Samaria to Galilee. He was received by the Galileans because they had seen all of the things he had done in Jerusalem at the feast.
In Capernaum, a royal official's son lay sick. The official probably belonged to the court of Herod Antipas. When the official heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he traveled 20 miles (32 km) to see Christ. He went to Him and began imploring Him to come down to Capernaum to heal his son, for he was at the point of death. Verse 48 says, "So Jesus said to him, 'Unless you people see signs and wonders, you simply will not believe.'" The official then said, "Sir, come down before my child dies." Verse 50 says, "Jesus said to him, 'Go; your son lives.' The man believed in the word that Jesus spoke to him and started off."
Before he got home, his slaves met him and said that his son was alive. When the official asked the hour when his son began to get better, they said, "Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him." According to the NASV, this was perhaps 7:00 p.m. Roman time. "So the father knew that it was at that hour in which Jesus said to him, "Your son lives"; and he himself believed and his whole household." (Verse 53). Jesus was 20 miles away from the sick boy, and yet he was healed from a distance by a word from Jesus' mouth.
In Verse 54 it says, "This is again a second sign that Jesus performed when He had come out of Judea into Galilee." The power of the Lord is not limited to miles or distance. If the boy had been on Mars, he would have been healed just as quickly, in an instant. The strength of a father's love for his child will make him go any distance to help his child. And remember, God is our Father.
Next time I will write about Jesus' miracle of healing a lame man at the pool of Bethesda (John 5:1-9).
"Your faith has made you well." Matthew 9:22
|Jesus heals the lame, opens a fresh wound
The trial of truth continues in John 5 as Jesus goes head-to- head with the prosecution. Jesus' third "sign" is the catalyst of this confrontation.
Jesus intentionally goes to the Pool of Bethesda ("house of mercy") and walks among the wounded of this world. Superstition and false hope have drawn the blind, the lame and the paralyzed to this spot (5:3). Each one hopes an angel will soon stir the waters of the pool. Each hopes to be the first to notice and the first to enter the pool and receive its healing. With no more basis for belief than a piece of folklore, hurting humanity has surrounded the pool.
Among the hopeless at the pool lies a man who has been lame 38 years. (Is this detail a mere fact or a deliberate allusion to Deuteronomy 2:14 and Israel's time in the wilderness?) This story is one of the few in which Jesus takes initiative to bring healing to an individual. Approaching the lame man, Jesus asks a strange question: "Do you want to get well?" (5:6).
The man merely offers an excuse: "I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me" (5:7).
Jesus' next statement is amazing. He simply tells the man to do the very thing his condition will not permit him to do: "Get up! Pick up your mat and walk" (5:8). Jesus will later do the same thing in his seventh and final sign, as he commands a corpse to emerge from the grave (11:4). The lame man obeys, Jesus, and finds his limp legs strengthened and capable of supporting his weight.
"The day on which this took place was a Sabbath ..." (5:9). With that statement, Jesus' healing of the lame man becomes both a testimony to Jesus as the giver of life and an indictment of his ministry: He ignores the Sabbath law (5:17).
When the "Sabbath police" see the man carrying his mat, an act forbidden by the law, they challenge him (5:10). He quickly points them to Jesus, not as an act of testimony, but to shift responsibility away from himself (5:11). He was not entirely certain who it was that healed him (5:12-13).John 5:13 - And he that was healed wist not who it was: for Jesus had conveyed himself away, a multitude being in that place. However, when Jesus found him again to talk about finding complete healing through repentance, the man reported Jesus to the authorities (5:15).
This story has much in common with Jesus' sixth sign, the healing of the man born blind (9:1-41). In that story, however, the blind man becomes a witness for the defense rather than turning state's evidence.
Jesus' statement to the religious authorities infuriated them further. He simply told them he was doing the Father's work (5:17). They understood him to be claiming equality with God and determined to kill him (5:18). At this point, the next phase of the trial of truth begins.
Jesus' statement about sharing the Father's work was in line with rabbinical teaching. Recognizing that children were born on the Sabbath, they reasoned that on the Sabbath God still performed the work of giving life. Moreover, observing that people died on the Sabbath, they concluded that God still engaged the task of exercising judgment.
In the discourse that follows (5:19-30), Jesus claims the authority both to give life and to exercise judgment. He claims to be about the Father's Sabbath work.
As Jesus makes this claim, he summons a series of witnesses to validate his testimony--John the Baptist (5:32-35), the works the Father is doing through him (5:36-38; cf. 3:2), the Scriptures (5:39) and Moses (5:45-47). If the Law required testimony from two or three witnesses to establish the validity of a matter (Deuteronomy 19:15), then Jesus has produced sufficient testimony to back up his claim.
Throughout this dramatic trial, John implicitly invites the reader to make decisions about the evidence and arguments presented.
Is Jesus, in fact, the giver of life (5:26)? Is Jesus the one to whom all will give an account (5:22, 27)? Is it his voice that will one day summon the dead from their graves (5:25, 28, 29)? Is it his voice even now that calls men and women to eternal life (5:24)? On the other hand, are the purveyors of religion correct in condemning Jesus' outrageous claims as blatant blasphemy?
|1 Peter 2:24 "He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so
that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have
been healed." Jesus not only came to bring us salvation, He also came to
heal us. No one was ever turned away from Jesus. Any sick person who came
in contact with Jesus was healed. Depressions were lifted, fevers disappeared,
demons thrown out. Jesus cared and healed anyone who came to Him.
|Demoniac in synagogue (Mark 1)
Peter's mother-in-law (Matthew 8)
Leper healed (Mark 1)
Paralytic (Luke 5)
Invalid healed (John 5)
Shriveled hand (Mark 3)
Centurion's servant (Matthew 8)
Raising the widows son (Luke 7)
Demoniac (Matthew 8)
Storm stilled (Luke 8)
Demoniacs of Gadara (Luke 8)
Jairus' daughter (Mark 5)
Bleeding (Matthew 9)
Blind man (Matthew 9)
Demoniac (Matthew 9)
Feeding 5,000 (Luke 9)
Walking on water (John 6)
Daughter of the Syrophoenician (Mark 7)
Feeding 4,000 (Matthew 15)
Deaf and dumb healed (Mark 7)
Blind man (Mark 8)
Afflicted child (Luke 9)
Tribute money (Matthew 17)
Ten lepers (Luke 17)
Blind man (John 9)
Lazarus (John 11)
Spirit of infirmity (Luke 13)
Man with dropsy (Luke 14)
Blind men (Matthew 20)
Cursing the fig tree (Matthew 21)
Malchus healed (Luke 22)