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Metaphysical meaning of porches (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of porches (mbd)
porches, five, of the pool of Bethesda (John 5:2).

Meta. The five-sense limitations. The great "multitude of them that were sick," or depleted life corpuscles, lie here near the pool in the five porches, or five-sense limitations. The five-sense consciousness does not realize the power of I AM to quicken the inner functions of man's organism, but lets the weak, depleted life cells accumulate and burden the system. A thought of the activity of life would, through divine law, set them free from their helplessness.

It is not necessary that all the purification and renewing of the depleted corpuscles shall take place through the lungs when man understands the power of I AM to declare the word of activity. Jesus Christ, the I AM of Spirit, did not tell the man to go down into the pool and be healed, but said, "Arise, take up thy bed, and walk." Thus we see that the work of Spirit is not confined to physical processes, although it does not ignore them. If your lung capacity is not equal to the purification of your blood, increase it by declaring the law of active life. Anæmic blood may be made vigorous and virile by one's daily centering the attention in the lungs and affirming them to be spiritual and under the perpetual inflow of new life and the outflow of old life. Command these life centers to do your will.

Do not be limited by the so-called established law of nature or of man's carnal thought that if one has reached the age of thirty-eight the life current is beginning to wane--that one's "sabbath" or day of rest is setting in. It is "lawful" in Spirit to declare the perpetual activity of life anywhere, at any time, and under all circumstances. Divine life takes no cognizance of the laws that the intellect has set up for its governing. Life is ever active. It is constantly present in all its fullness and power, and it has no day of rest, or "sabbath."

Preceding Entry: Poratha
Following Entry: Porcius Festus