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Metaphysical meaning of Lachish (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Lachish (mbd)
Lachish, la'-chish (Heb.)--adhering; strongly united; tenacious; unyielding; impregnable; persistent; striking; smiting; capturing.

A city of the Amorites that was taken by the Israelites under Joshua, and was allotted to the tribe of Judah. It was in the lowland of Judah (Josh. 10:3-35; 15:39; see also II Kings 14:19 and 18:4).

Meta. The Amorites symbolize a race inheritance. They have their seat of action in the generative function. Lachish, a city of the Amorites, denotes carnal man's erroneous belief concerning his amorous sex impulses and desires. To the sensate, carnal mind of man, these are of God; they exist as a fundamental principle underlying the continuity of life in outer form and cannot be overcome (impregnable, unyielding).

We are now realizing, however, that all lusts of the flesh lead to sin and to corruption of the consciousness and body, and can be brought into subjection to the I AM (Joshua); the entire consciousness can be purified by means of the Spirit of God indwelling, which is as "a consuming fire" (see Mal. 3:1-3).

Preceding Entry: Laban
Following Entry: Ladan