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Metaphysical meaning of Ishvah (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Ishvah (mbd)
Ishvah (A. V., Ishuah), ish-vah (Heb.)--he will liken to; resembling (another); equal to; self-answering; self-satisfying; equality; plainness; bowed down; level; even; smooth; tranquil; quiet.

Son of Asher (Gen. 46:17).

Meta. The highest significance is that true poise, peace, and equableness (equality, level, smooth, tranquil, quiet) come from within man's own true spiritual self when he realizes that he is made in the likeness of God (resembling another, he will liken to); when he comes to know that in truth he is one with the Divine, and becomes assured that he will manifest this in the outer in due time. "Ye therefore shall be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect" (Matt. 5:48). "We shall be like him; for we shall see him even as he is" (I John 3:2). We are no longer servants, but friends (John 15:15), and sons (Gal. 4:6).

The thought of self-answering, self-satisfying, is also brought out in this name. This suggests the truth that as we become conscious of the source of all understanding within us, which is Spirit, we find within ourselves the answer to all our questionings, the satisfaction of all our desires; we can draw on the Holy Spirit within us for all the understanding that we need and desire.“... There is a spirit in man,And the breath of the Almighty giveth them understanding" (Job 32:8). In the King James, or Authorized, Version, "inspiration" is given in place of "breath."

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