‘For nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered and nothing secret that will not become known.’ (Matthew 10:26)
Heresy, what more a succinct way to burn the proverbial bridges than this? Heretical proclamations are sometimes delivered for mere satisfaction of the ego, other times they are delivered out of necessity, how the proclamations are received is dependent on the discretion of the audience.
‘Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.’ (Matthew 10:34)
Does peace in this instance suggest the habitual order of things, the comfortable ‘status quo’? The verses immediately following the above quoted suggest that it is indeed the case:
‘for I have come to set man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and one’s foes will be members of one’s household.’ (Matthew 10:35-36)
Societal order, expected norms are threatened to be destroyed and those who desire more their constructed realm of comfort than the path laid out before them will be left as a shade within illusion, as it is written; ‘Those who find their life will lose it, and those who will lose their life for my sake will find it.’ (Matthew 10:39).
Words of an Adversary no less; words of one who strives to enlighten the listener. These are the words of Jesus whom is Lucifer.
‘I have come not to bring peace, but a sword.’
This adversarial sword of Judgement is none other than ‘the Word’, for it is written ‘the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God’ (Ephesians 6:17). Let Robin-the-Dart’s (Magister of the Clan of Tubal Cain) statement also be remembered here:
‘May the Word protect you from the Lie.’
“The Word of God is quick and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart; neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight.” (Hebrews 4:12)
One would do well to remember the first mention of the sword within the Old Testament, in the book of Genesis:
‘and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life’ (Genesis 3:24)
The Cherubim and flaming sword are placed ‘at the east of the garden of Eden’, east being the compass point directing us to the element of Fire, the point of the rising sun/son, the bringer of Lux, Dawn’s radiant Light. The orthodoxy of Abrahamic faiths place the altar in the east and some esoteric traditions also count their direction of veneration in the east, however, let another perspective be held in regards to this. Rather than one worshiping what is in the east and holding that direction as the desired destination in itself, let one consider that it is the journey toward the east and the en-Lightened perspective that is gained upon completion and return hence from to the origin-point (if Grace be granted) which is key. We then approach Eden/Origin, from an en-Lightened perspective, which is metaphorically suggested as approaching from an eastern direction. The approach is then brought to a halt by the guardianship of the flaming sword which is the keeper of the way to the Tree of Life, again placed in eastern orientation. ‘The Word’ then, or the One who wields such, is seen as keeper of the Way. He is the guardian to Her; the enlightener, or to repeat what is written as the words of Jesus:
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life; No man cometh unto the Father *(Ineffable Creatrix/Truth/Wyrd)* but by me.” (John 14:6)
The flaming of the sword lends forth the imagery of Tubal-Cain, the smith avatar of Lucifer. Not only does the sword guard the way, but upon contact with its flames all is transformed, as fire burns the dross from the ore and the cleansed material is then tempered and refined further within Tubal Cain’s forge until deemed a worthy article, we will be “tested by fire” and it shall be a “fiery ordeal” (1 Peter 1:7 & 4:12). Let it be seen that the uncompromising necessity for transmutation will be dealt by He who is ‘the way’; before Eden’s gate will be clear in order for pilgrimage Home from exile in the East will be achieved and so then finally succour will be provided by She who is the Tree of Life. Judgement must come before Mercy can be bestowed, and through the presence of the sword may the pilgrim be scorched with Grace so as the return to Eden can then be granted.
As one hears the adversarial words of Jesus saying: ‘I have come not to bring peace, but a sword.’, let us remember then who He really is and that His is an action of necessity in order for the illusion of the status quo to be overcome and all to be transmuted according to His mastery of the spiritual Fire, truly the ‘Word of God’.
“When Thomas returned they enquired ‘What did Jesus say?’
Thomas replied, “If I tell you what he had said,
you will pick up stones and hurl them at me;
And fire will come out of the rocks and consume you.”
(Gospel of Thomas)
In Lux Et Veritas,
The Cunning Apostle
“Cherubim and a Flaming Sword” by J. Kirk Richards