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Metaphysical meaning of Agabus (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Agabus (mbd)
Agabus, ag'-a-bus (Gk.)--to breathe out; to desire ardently; to love; locust.

One who prophesied famine, and also foretold Paul's afflictions (Acts 11:28; 21:10, 11).

Meta. That in us which perceives the different forces working in the soul, the point at which these forces are likely to clash, and the evident outcome. This ability to perceive is known in man's consciousness as the power of prophecy. Agabus prophesied of error things, hence the thought of locust, which infers something very destructive in its nature. Prophecy, however, may be of good results that are to manifest in one's experiences; in such prophecies the idea of love is in evidence. Prophecy apparently deals with both destruction of error and establishment of good.

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