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Metaphysical meaning of Bakbuk (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Bakbuk (mbd)
Bakbuk, bak'-buk (Heb.)--empty; poured out; wasted; hollow; a bottle; a flask.

A man of the Nethinim whose children returned from the Babylonian captivity (Ezra 2:51).

Meta. Many professing Christians are like this belief that Bakbuk, of the Nethinim, signifies. Their lives are as empty bottles, waste and hollow (empty, poured out, wasted, hollow, a bottle), because while they have cleansed their minds and their body temples, to some degree at least, they have never laid hold of the Holy Spirit in faith, and so have not been filled with the consciousness of the abundant sufficiency and joy of Spirit. They look upon their spiritual service and their daily duties as crosses, or heavy burdens, to be borne "for Christ's sake." (The Nethinim were set apart to wait on the priests and do the menial work in the Temple and Temple worship; many of them were virtually slaves.) But all this will change when they once get a vision of their divine sonship. They will then be servants no longer, but friends and sons, and will be shown all that the Christ in them has received of the Father (Gal. 4:6; John 15:15) . They will then radiate Truth joyfully, and their service will to them be opportunities to express their own innate possibilities and to show their love to God and to man.

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