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WASHING OF THE DISCIPLES FEET BY JESUS

WASHING OF THE DISCIPLES FEET BY JESUS

The Deeper Meaning

In the Book of John, there is a story of Jesus being a servant to his Disciples. In fact the book starts off in Chapter 13 at a time just before the Passover Festival. Thee Writer of John continues to say:

"Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end."

Today we're going to go beyond the literal, and into the metaphysical. We're looking for the deeper allegorical message contained within the literal presentation of the storyline. Here is how the verse reads:

"... Jesus got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him."

~John 13:4-5

Then, after he began to wash Peter's feet, Jesus said to Peter:

“You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”

Everyone has seen the literal historical presentation of this event in the ancient scriptures (and in modern movies and books), but now lets reveal what is hidden deeper in the text. This mythos is a representation of “Spirit meeting Matter,” and the purity and cleansing of that union. You see, our FEET are where MAN meets WORLD ... what is always grounded to the Earth/Matter ... the material world of low vibrating energy.

Our feet connect our spiritual Higher-Self, to our physical body. Just like the center of the cross represents the intersection of Spirit and Matter, so this represents a firm standing on solid ground ... while remaining Spiritually and physically clean. Man's “worldly thoughts and actions” must be cleansed in order to approach the Divine Spirit within.

This, is the deeper esoteric meaning in this passage. This shows the willingness of Divine Love to serve. To bring together the upper and the lower, the inner and the outer. As above, so below. Man ... know thyself. Scripture can bring us deep esoteric lessons and messages, want to awaken a Divine Truth from within us. You’ll know it when it hits you. For me, I just call it an AH-HA moment. Its that flash of time just when the inner message hits you, and strikes a vibe of Truth.

Just a thought ...

Justin Taylor, ORDM.