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Crown of wisdom and glory

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The Apostle Paul prays that the Father of glory will give the Ephesians a spirit of wisdom and revelation, unveiling glory as fullness of knowledge through Christ, the ‘I AM’ of glory who illumines the eye of their heart (Eph 1:17-18).  Christ’s wisdom imparts the completeness of uncreated light that glorifies the saints, glory that generously and without restraint grants grace… Read more »

Hidden wisdom unveiling glory

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Like prophets and apostles, elders do impart wisdom, but it is not a sophisticated worldly wisdom but God’s hidden wisdom that discerns the glory of the Age to Come, (Olam Ha Ba), which is the glory of God’s Kingdom come.  The mysteries of glory are the unveilings of ‘I AM’ in glory, Christ’s hidden mysteries of the hallowing Name.  These… Read more »

Mount Tabor’s twin caves

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The Icon of Transfiguration attributed to Theophanes the Greek, usually dated to about 1403, or at least to the beginning of the fifthteenth century, depicts two hermit’s caves in the shade of two small trees on the slopes of Mount Tabor.  Easily overlooked, these hermit cells appear dark within, in contrast to the uncreated light of Christ’s transfiguration, but if their… Read more »

Completeness of Wisdom and Glory

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God intends all to be saved, that all without exception shall come to completeness of wisdom in the knowledge of truth, truth that unveils glory in the Name.  (1 Tim 2: 3-4)  The divine intention has glory in view from the beginning, generating wisdom that recapitulates everything in glory, unveiling consummate completeness, glory reconciling everything to God in the hallowed Name…. Read more »

From image to likeness

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Created in the image of God, we are all God-centred not self-centred, if confusion does not intrude to make us self-centred, separating us from God.  Saints are in graced likeness as well as the image of God, because they are gloriously aware of God present in the midst, reflecting as in a mirror the glory of God.  Saints become like God… Read more »

Way of glory: truth and life

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Wisdom bears witness to the way of glory, inspired by the Spirit’s insight into luminous truth, glory of undying life.  Desert wisdom has always known that the pure heart sees nothing but God in the midst, embracing transfigured creation off centre.  Both Testaments unveil the Name but it is wisdom that unveils glory when the Name is hallowed.  The kingdom… Read more »

Culture of Gift

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Wisdom unveils the mysteries of Christ as a radical counter-culture of gift, grace lived as glory given and received.  This culture of gift has very ancient roots in Israel’s Bridal Time when all things were held in common and mutual exchange was gift.  Wisdom remembers that gift predates price, that generosity precedes the market and production to fulfil real needs outruns… Read more »

Wisdom, love and Glory

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Nothing separates wisdom and glory, revealing unselfish love through love, in love.  Love is aware and so present, here in the midst, revealing God’s ever-present presence as glory at centre where all centres coincide.  ‘I AM’ is God’s Name revealing God through God.  ‘I’ awareness is inseparable from ‘AM’ presence here, where their union blesses every perception, everything perceived.  Union with God… Read more »

Integral wisdom: translucent glory

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Wisdom loves glory, inspiring glorifying love of wisdom, raising awakened hearts into realms of integral translucence, integral wisdom discerning translucent glory.  Wisdom is integral because she springs from God to embrace everything that gives enduring glory to God, integrating glory with increasing glory in age after age.   Wisdom is translucent because she transfigures with glory all that bears witness… Read more »

Fire, light and glory

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When the Holy Spirit anoints awareness with wisdom, unveiling presence as glory, the mind descends into the heart, uncovering union with God as fire, light and glory in the midst.  This is Hesychast transmission of purification, illumination and glorification through the Name.  It is tri-une revelation of the Name, revealing God through God in God, Holy Trinity.  The Name transmits… Read more »