Metaphysical meaning of Jehonathan (mbd)
Jehonathan, je-hon'-a-than (Heb.)--whom Jehovah has given; Jehovah grants grace; yielding of Jah- whom Jehovah lets; whom Jah hinders; Jehovah donates.
a One of the Levites whom Jehoshaphat king of Judah sent throughout all the cities of Judah to teach the people the book of the law of Jehovah (II Chron. 17:8). b A priest who went with Zerubbabel out of Babylon and back to Jerusalem (Neh. 12:18).
Meta. So far as God is concerned, all that He is and has, all the attributes of Being, have already been given to man freely and fully. All is ours to appropriate and use, as we conform to Truth, thus opening the way for the fullness of God--good--to come to us. Jehonathan (whom Jehovah has given, Jehovah grants grace, yielding of Jah, whom Jah hinders, Jehovah donates) signifies the entrance into man's consciousness, into his life and affairs, of either a limited or an unlimited measure of the divine blessings and good, according to man's realization of this good and his willing obedience to and cooperation with his true I AM, Jehovah, indwelling Christ mind.
Jehonathan helped to teach all the people throughout the cities of Judah the book of the law of Jehovah. This means that the Christ light, or understanding, penetrates every nerve and thought center `(city) in the inner life consciousness (Judah) with power to open up to all the thoughts therein the true knowledge of how the divine principle works in establishing the consciousness of abiding life and wholeness in every phase of man's organism.
Preceding Entry: Jehonadab
Following Entry: Jehoram