All names have a meaning. If you don’t what the meaning of your name is, then get onto the net straight after reading this article and look up the meaning of your name.
My old name meant,”Faithful servant of Saint Columbus” – Mal-colm. This was the physical name given to me by my parents. But it didn’t suit me spiritually, because whilst I was a servant, I was not a servant of St Columbus! So God gave me a new, more appropriate spiritual name which means servant of “I Am”. As I Am is the knowable essence of God and God IS love, it also means servant of Love. That has been my name now for 21 years. And I am very happy to have a perfect name for myself.
If your name meaning suits you, then keep it. But if it doesn’t, then ask God/Universe/Love for a new spiritual name. And this will be given to you as it is an ancient custom, as old as mankind. And you’ll find that if you are given a new name it will suit you perfectly!
It the years around 0 A.D. Jesus actually gave people new names on the spot. The most famous case was the one of Simon (which means “He (God) has heard”). Which is a very portentous name in this case! As Jesus instantly named him Cephas. The meaning of Cephas is “rock”, as in rock of FAITH. Cephas was translated into Greek as Petros and then into roman as Peter.
So the first foundation of spirituality is Faith.
After Jesus had left this physical world God struck down a vicious killer by the name of Saul, who was on his way to Damascus to kill yet more Christians. Saul means “Asked, lent, a grave. Demanded, lent, ditch, death” you can see what part of the meaning Saul the killer had in his makeup. However God struck him down and changed him completely (he was royally reborn). And in that striking down he was given a new name – Paul. Paul actually means “little, small, Humble”. We cab see that spiritually the third option (humble) is the true spiritual meaning of the name for Saul/Paul. So he went from being a merchant of death for Christians to being a merchant iof life for them! What a change! Lol!
So we have the two dominant figures in early Christianity carrying with them the qualities every spiritual believer needs – Faith and Humility! Faith is both knowledge and actions, whilst Humility is acceptance/surrender of our own wills to to the will of God.
Upon these two foundation stones any member of any religion, and any royally reborn soul, can build their life upon.
For a believer to claim that they still have free will means that they haven’t accepted Gods will above their own, so they can be filled with knowledge, but dangerous to mankind – as a “little knowledge is a dangerous thing (to themselves and especially to others). It is believers of all religions with a little knowledge who set themselves up as “Judge, Jury and Executioners” of other, thus causing grief and unrest in the world (fundamentalist, extremist, terrorists).
Humility in a sentence is expressed “Let Thy will, not my will, BE done!”
Faith is the foundation stone on which a divine civilization is built. Faith has Two parts – Knowledge and Actions. Knowledge without actions is blind, whilst actions without knowledge is lame or even destructive to Divine Civilization!
So to be spiritual we have to have all three elements
Humility – submission
faith – knowledge and actions
submission, knowledge and actions are the perfect balance for spiritual souls.
Only these three together will allow you develop into a helper of creating a divine civilization! And know that to create a Divine Civilization are spiritual jobs number two and three for all humans beings! (Number one, our first task in life, is to make a divine connection to God (submission)).
The formula is perfect! To be lacking in any of these three critical aspects of spirituality is to be only partially spiritual. And to be only partially spiritual is to be like a hot air balloon that is only partially sewn up, or ship with a partially finished hull! It doesn’t matter if the majority is sewn or hulled it is the missing only a small part: it is the missing pieces that stops us flying or floating! For without all three parts are not Whole (Holy).
To put it another way we must BE both PETER and PAUL! We must BE submissive, knowledgeable and action orientated!
I hope that I have explanation is sufficient for you, please forgive me if it isn’t clear, and ask God to provide you with the parts I’ve missed ou, under the laws of providence in Good and Godly circumstances.
Love, Peace and Prosperity
reverend master j’iam