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Metaphysical meaning of widow (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of widow (mbd)

Meta. The "widows" of Acts 9:39 represent half truths. These half truths see the external of Truth but they reject the real or inner spirit of it; thus they are in lack.

0 The "widow" in Luke 18:1-5 typifies a belief in lack. It is not good in itself, but it serves to call man's attention to the law (judge). Dependence on the judgments of the law, without consciousness of love, subjects one to hard experiences and laborious expression.

1 In this lesson of Luke 18:1-5 Jesus also portrays the power of affirmative prayer, or repeated silent demands for justice, as a widow, one bereft of worldly protection and power. Under her persistence even the seemingly ungodly judge succumbs. The unceasing prayer of faith is commanded in the Scriptures, in various places.

The widow of Zarephath, to whom Elijah was sent for sustenance, represents love bereft of wisdom. She represents the divine feminine, while Elijah, here, is the divine masculine, or wisdom. Separated, they are both in a state of semi-starvation; but when they are joined in consciousness, increase at once begins and lack ceases. "The jar of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail" (I Kings 17:9-16).

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