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“All these things spoke Jesus unto the multitude in PARABLES; and without a parable spoke He not unto them.”  Matt 13:34
“But without a PARABLE spoke He not unto them…” Mark 4:34
“This PARABLE spoke Jesus unto them; but they understood not what things they were which He spoke unto them.”  John 10:6

Jesus from His above sayings makes it very clear, He did not use parables for the man in the street, or the for the Religious fundamentalists of his day represented by the Pharisees and Sadducee's.
 
“And when He was alone, they that were about Him with the twelve asked of Him the parable.  And He said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God, but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables.
“That seeing they may see, and not perceived: and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted and their sins should be forgiven them.  And He said unto them, Know ye not this parable? And how then will you know all parables?”  Mark 4:10-13
Jesus makes it clear the mystery of the Kingdom of God is for the elect. He was not out to convert those without, It is not for the ego. It is not for those who are body identified, the: "body of death" Rom.7:24.   "Before Abraham was I AM." John 8:58 The religious of his day thought he had a demon, but when Jesus spoke forth his real ground of Being they fell backwards like the Pentecostals of today, a new form of Pharisaical religion. Yes, the mind manipulators work well, Pentecostalism came out of the Spirit  Medium movement. This passage tells us that Jesus didn’t want them to understand ...because they were frozen in their belief systems, and they would only corrupt what He was saying, so He used parables.
So who are these disciples of Jesus that can be entrusted the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God? Who are they that seeing may see, and hearing they may hear....it is those who perceive.....those who see beyond the visible, who hear beyond the words.....see what is seeing, hear what is hearing...the I AMNESS of all of us, that we are so in ignorance of....you are going beyond the realm of manipulation when Jesus breathes into you. This is a u-turn out of your outward senses, and the outer signs it seeks for, is the false kingdom without. So "Now having been questioned by the Pharisees as to when the kingdom of God was coming, He answered them and said, "The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed; 21nor will they say, 'Look, here it is!' or, 'There it is!' For behold, the kingdom of God is within"…Luke 17:20 Cease looking at what is seen, look rather at what is seeing, then seeing will become what sees. Cease seeking the sought of the seeker, rather seek the seeker, the seeking then will become what is perceiving, and perceiving will become what is sought."
“And the disciples came, and said unto Him, Why do you speak unto them in parables?  He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto YOU to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but unto them it is NOT given.”  Matt 13:10-11
“. . . but unto them it is NOT given.”  Jesus spoke in parables  people could NOT understand, except on the surface they formed their own distorted meaning!
Yes, Jesus’ own disciples had to have these parables explained to them, but often with another Parable!  Why would Jesus do that?
Because God’s plan involves calling MANY, but choosing only a FEW –  many are saved but how many are glorified, " And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate[a] the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit."2 Cor.3:18.
“ MANY are called, but FEW are chosen.”  Matt 22:14
Jesus said, “You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you.”  John 15:16
 Jesus hid the meaning of His teachings from the masses, as they could not digest it, and still cannot.  The word Parable (Parabole in Greek: #3850 in Strong’s Concordance)
means a similitude or (symbolically) fictitious narrative that conveyed a moral truth.  The word Proverb (Paroimia in Greek: #3942 in Strong’s Concordance) means essentially the same thing – a fictitious illustration.
So even the disciples often did not understand.  So Jesus taught His own disciples in private......
“These things have I spoken unto you in PROVERBS: but the time comes  when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall show you PLAINLY of the Father.”  John 16:25
So it is clear by Jesus own words, he did not teach his disciples either plainly but still in  proverbs, they were not yet ready.Yes some may still teach with riddles, but the time has come for the"But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come." John 16:13 But with this warning: "But the Spirit expressly states that in later times, some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons," 1 Tim.4:1.
“And when He was alone, they that were about Him with the twelve asked of Him the parable.”  Mark 4:10
Not even the disciples understood Jesus’ parables; the Scribes and the Pharisees certainly did not, it enraged them.
And when Jesus explained the parables to the Apostles at their request, He often explained them with - - another Parable!
Over and over, the Apostles did not understand....not unlike Today's Christians, who think they are so wise in all things....their minds are manipulated in an unseen way. Jesus knew who He was up against "The Ruler of this world comes, but in Me he has NOthing"...not even the cruel fate of the Cross could get Jesus to sway from the Truth he was protecting, using parables. Though Jesus who is the Truth, as seen in Jesus silence when asked by Pilate "What is truth?" John 18:38... Truth in the resurrection needs no protection, He is beyond death in the resurrection. Jesus now speaks through His Spirit sent by the Father into our hearts....that is the secret the words spoken to the mind are the outer form the hidden message is spoken into the heart, NEVER THE HEAD, it never becomes a chemical reaction in the brain as a thought or a concept..... the cup is not the contents, nor are these words like the cup, the Truth, parables are not the Truth they only point to it, like a Map gives directions but does not give you the destination...you have to go there alone with the ALONE...in silence.
“And He (Jesus) said unto them (His disciples), How is it that ye do NOT understand?”  Mark 8:21
“But they understood NOT that saying, and were afraid to ask him.”  Mark 9:32
Jesus said unto His disciples:
“Let these sayings sink down into your ears. . . But they understood NOT this saying, and it was HID from them, and they perceived it NOT; and they feared to ask Him of that saying.”  Luke 9:44,45
"These things understood NOT His disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified (after His resurrection) then they remembered that these things were written of Him. . .”  John 12:16
Jesus taught His disciples for three and one half years.  They heard Him preach and teach hundreds of times, yet they did not understand....it is no different Today as St.John foresaw in the final Book of the Bible...."Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God." Rev.2:7
“Then He took unto Him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold we go up to Jerusalem, and ALL THINGS that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished. . . and they understood NONE of these things: and this saying was HID from themneither knew they the things which were spoken.” Luke 18:31-34
The disciples understood NOthing concerning the life, ministry, parables, death and resurrection of Jesus.
Yet Jesus at their last meeting breathed into them the Holy Spirit that they may understand the Scriptures...that is the end of externalization, it is the beginning of internalizing, no longer outward seeing but an inseeing. Why? Because all outward seeing is an extension in space and time....it know nothing of the Eternal Realm the Kingdom of God within....outward signs are but a distraction leading nowhere, except from one place to another endlessly searching and never finding. "always learning and never being able to come to a knowledge of the truth." 2 Tim.3:7
“And He said unto them, These are the words which I spoke unto you while I was yet with you (the things they never understood) that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses in the prophets, and in the Psalms, concerning Me (meaning the entire Old Testament Scriptures).  THEN, He opened their understanding, that they might understand the Scriptures.”  Luke 24:44-45
Why did Jesus finally open the eyes and minds of the disciples so they could understand? So Jesus opens their mind to understand? No he opens their understanding out of the duality of the mind, a mind obsessed with what is wrong and right, truth and lies still eating from the Tree of knowledge of which it's fruits are concepts and thoughts...objective beliefs/idols of man, empty of faith,the unseen of Heb.12:1.
“And the disciples came, and said unto Him, WHY do you speak unto them in parables?  He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto YOU to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven (but not at that specific time, but eventually – after His resurrection) but to them it is NOT given.
“For whosoever has, to him shall be given (more), and he shall have more abundance; but whosoever has not, from him shall be taken away even what he has.  Therefore, I speak to them in parables: because they seeing, see not; and hearing, they hear not, neither do they understand.
“And in them (and in all future generations down through the centuries, except for a very small chosen few) is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which says, By hearing you shall hear, and shall not understand, and seeing you shall see, and shall not perceive:
“For this people’s heart (those in Isaiah’s day, those in Christ’s day, and through the generation into our day) is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should HEAL (SAVE) them.”  Matt 13:10-15
An apt description of Christians today.
“The people draw near unto Me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips: but their Heart is FAR from Me.  But in vain (futility) they do worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men (hell fire, immortality of the soul, Sunday sacredness, Free Will – and many more false doctrines of man).”  Matt 15:8-9
But to the remnant....those who are truly looking without an object or an observer...pure in heart of an ego to observe...."blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God" Math.5:8
“But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.  For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men (all the Patriarchs of the Old Testament) have desired to see those things which you see, and have NOT seen them, and to hear those things which you hear, and have NOT heard them.”  Matt 13:16-17
It was given to "Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God;" Col.1:25
“But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end. . .”  Daniel 12:4
But all these prophecies are being revealed to those Bereans Acts 17:11, in these end times, not of the Calendar, but in your time!.... learning to KNOW God and are willing to diligently search the Scriptures.
“Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto YOU; Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit (Breath) of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the suffering of Christ, and the glory that should follow.
“ Unto whom it was revealed, that NOT unto themselves, but unto US they did minister (for OUR admonition upon whom the ends of the eons are come, 1 Cor 10:11) the things, which are now reported unto YOU by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Spirit (God’s breath of Holiness), sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.  Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto YOU at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”  1 Peter 1:10-13
 
Sadly, theologians, pastors, and Bible scholars, and Bible translators virtually never understand the Scriptures and hence are false teachers and even as St.Peter said of St.Paul and his teachings: "  He writes the same way in all his letters, speaking in them of these matters. His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction."
This is why the Organized Institutionalized Church that is any based on creeds and taking money or shearing their flock for a living...St.Paul provided not only for his needs but those with him," no doubt collectively making tents as they went....such are“teaching for doctrines the Commandments of men.”   "Nevertheless, we have not made use of this right, but we endure anything rather than put an obstacle in the way of the gospel of Christ . . . I have made no use of any of these rights, nor am I writing these things to secure any such provision . . . What then is my reward? That in my preaching I may present the gospel free of charge, so as not to make full use of my right in the gospel" (1 Cor. 9:15-18).
 
One can understand the Scriptures ONLY when one learns to know the Lord up close and personal through daily, diligent, Bible study and prayer after one has been through terrible trouble in their life and recognizes their absolute need for God to run their life.  It is then that God opens the mind and heart so one can understand Spiritual truth 
One can understand the Spiritual truth when one has received God’s Breath of Holiness (mistranslated “Holy Spirit).  Until that time, one reads the Bible literally – with sense knowledge – the use of the five senses: sight, touch, hearing, taste and smell.  They are “soulish” (use the five senses) or “natural.”
“The natural man (the soulish man – one who only uses the five senses) receives NOT the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because Spiritual things are Spiritually discerned.”  1 Cor 2:14 
Understanding the Scriptures is not related to high intelligence, advanced religious credentials or years studying in the seminary.  One can only understand the Scriptures when his heart, have been opened to the truth - by Jesus Christ.
The goal of Satan, The Catholic Jesuits, Freemasons and their “Hidden Mysteries” is total destruction of all truths, whereas God’s goal for the world is Universal Restitution of all things Acts 3:21– through the revelation of God’s Mysteries to all mankind:
"Yet we do speak wisdom among those who are mature; a wisdom, however, not of this age nor of the rulers of this age, who are passing away; 7but we speak God's wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God predestined before the ages to our glory; 8the wisdom which none of the rulers of this age has understood; for if they had understood it they would not have crucified the Lord of glory" 1 Cor.2:6-8

After Peter, James, and John had seen Jesus transfigured on the Mount albeit in heavy slumber while the carnal mind was anaesthetised...
“Jesus commanded them that they should tell no one the things they had seen, until the Son of Man had risen from the dead.” Mark 9:9
“As the disciples were commanded, we should also say nothing until the Son of Man has risen.  Math.17:9- -"And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus" Eph.2:6
  Jesus said......... 
‘I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.’ John 16:12 Thanks for those few who bear with such a lengthy post.


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