Metaphysical meaning of Shebaniah (mbd)
Shebaniah, sheb-a-ni-ah (Heb.)--Jehovah has made grow up; Jehovah increases; whom Jehovah makes youthful; Jah is powerful.
a One of the priests who blew the trumpets before the Ark of God when David had the Ark brought up to Jerusalem out of the house of Obed-edom (I Chron. 15:24). b A Levite who, with some others, exhorted the people to bless Jehovah and give thanks to Him who is the source of all (Neh. 9:4). c Two Israelites, a priest and a Levite, who joined Nehemiah in sealing the covenant (Neh. 10:4, 12).
Meta. Our natural religious tendencies (priests and Levites) recognizing, rejoicing in, and seeking to inspire the whole consciousness with the realization that the Father in us, our indwelling Christ, Jehovah, is our power to unfold and to grow spiritually; that the healing, restoring, constructive, uplifting impetus in us is Spirit (Jehovah has made grow up, Jah is powerful, whom Jehovah makes youthful, Jehovah increases).
By reading about these priests and Levites named Shebaniah one will see that they all were actively engaged in service to God and to the people in a spiritual way; they were doing things to bring about a better understanding of God's law on the part of the people, and a stronger conscious union between the people and God.
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