The Gospel of John has always been my favorite of the gospels. There’s such a depth of mystical wisdom to it. I’d love to unpack the esoteric mystery of it all in one post but I’m afraid that would be counterproductive. So, first, let’s take a look at the prologue of John and go from there.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came to be through him, and without him nothing came to be. What came to be through him was life, and this life was the light of the human race, the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”-John 1:1-5
Now, this obviously parallels Genesis 1 and if you’d really like an in-depth look at that Holy Language put out a video called Mind-blowing Jewish Secrets from the Gospel of John. I added the link to the title for those interested in that as I’ll be focusing on the ancient mysteries.
So the Gospel of John establishes who the Christ is right off that bat and it uses language that would resonate with both Jews and Gentiles. This concept of the Word, or Logos, would have hooked the Greek thinkers of the day almost immediately. The Greeks already had a running concept of Apollo being “the word that shone in the darkness” so this particular gospel would really speak to them.
Heraclitus of Ephesus had written extensively on the subject of Logos- this fire like soul substance he believed to be the backbone of life itself.
Now remember, the Gospel of John is saying this is the same Word that “was with God and is God.” So when we see Elohim being used here, which is plural, we may think of the Holy Trinity and see Jehova- Desire and Ru’ahh- Spirit alongside the Word “who was in the beginning with God,” but… the Greeks of that era would be more inclined to think of Heraclitus saying “the Logos was before the Earth could be.”
So let’s look at exactly what comes into being here. “What came to be through him was life, and this life was the light of the human race.” I mentioned the Holy Trinity because Gods manifesting power is being displayed here and the Gospel really builds on this concept as it unfolds. It was Gods desire that breathed the Universe into being and imbibed it with water and Spirit. Then he speaks his Word into being. “Let there be light,” as it says in Genesis. Christ is the light, his Mother is Spirit and his Father is the Will that brought it all into being. As it states we “were born not by natural generation nor by human choice nor by a man’s decision but of God.” Naturally, framing existence itself in terms the Greeks would understand would be a great place to start explaining the mystery of who Christ is. It’s really poetic if you think about it.
“And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us, and we saw his glory, the glory as of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth.”-John1:4
Christ manifested in the flesh and made his dwelling among us. Literally pitched his tent/tabernacle. Think of the Tabernacle in the Old Testament. To say Christ established a Temple is to say he created our meeting place with God. “And we saw his glory,” the visible manifestation of Gods power. But wait, if “this life was the light of the human race, and the light shines in the darkness” then Christ light shines from within us full of “grace and truth.”
So when John the Baptist goes on to state- “No one has ever seen God (physically). The only Son, God, who is at the Fathers side has revealed him.” – we can naturally conclude that what follows is a discourse on how Christ reveals Gods love and fidelity from within us.
The Gospel of John is a spirit manual written to reveal how Christ dwells in our inner tabernacle. The Book of Signs isn’t some obscure account of things Christ did to prove his divinity; that’s established in the opening lines of the prologue. The Gospel is establishing how Christ will reveal God to those who follow his prescribed path. Each of these 7 signs is a spiritual lesson that leads us closer to God.
A lot of what follows is going to seem very eastern to some. It’s because of dogma and people looking to the sky for answers that so much of this gospel has remained hidden for so long. It’s just one of those things but I promise you I will stay grounded in the scriptures while I highlight how Temples along the Kundalini directly relate to each of these 7 signs. I might do an overview of Cabbala later but for now let’s just stick to the script. Thank you all for reading. Peace be with you!