Part I – Testimony of the Color Violet – Revelation from Heaven Regarding The New Emerging Church

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Abstract: Through and from the Divine Human of Jesus Christ our Lord, the violet veil between the Spiritual Heaven and earth be drawn back and the spiritual meaning of the WORD (Bible) will be revealed to those who are ready and willing to accept it, especially to those in His church. The process of flowing in of that spiritual TRUTH will correspond to the cord connecting to the breastplate and Ephod.

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Key to text

Bold highlighting = Important terms and concepts. Blue highlighting = Words, terms, and concepts containing primarily a spiritual sense or TRUTHRed Bold highlighting = Words, terms, and concepts containing a sense directly related to The Lord Himself or LOVE.  Gray Bold highlighting = Words, terms, and concepts relating to Evil and Hell.  Italic letters in (parentheses) = My emphasis.

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On March 31, 2018, I had just stepped outside my home when I was enveloped through my spiritual eyes a royal purple-violet color all around me.  It was coming from the sky and in the sky.  Everything and every object within my vision was a purple-violet color.  I was very startled and wondered if what I was seeing was really what I was seeing. I would estimate the whole experience lasted several minutes.  I went back inside to collect my thoughts from this strange experience.  

I looked down at my computer screen.  On the screen, I had a live webcam shot of the Oregon Coast from Newport, Oregon.  In that live image, the sky and everything was a purple-violet color.  This included not only the sky but boats, docks, water, and seagull birds. Even though everything inside the house seemed and looked normal.

I assumed this was a confirmation from the Lord of what I thought I had just experienced outside the house, I had indeed experienced.  

I am coming to you this third time. In the mouth of two or three witnesses, every word shall be established”  (2 Corinthians 13:1)          

The first thing I did was turn to the Bible to parse and attempt to discover the spiritual meaning.  I have not had contact with angels from heaven to give me instruction and enlightenment before.  I always consult and search the Bible to find the TRUTH.   

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:”  (2 Timothy 3:16)

The people in Berea were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica. They were so glad to hear the message Paul told them. They studied the Scriptures every day to make sure that what they heard was really true”  (Acts 17:11)

Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths”  (Proverbs 3:5-6)

I knew that this particular day (3/31/2018) was called on the calendar a “blue moon”.  In this case, the second “blue moon” in a calendar year.  And to have two full moons in the same year occurs very infrequently.  There was a Blue Moon on July 31, 2015, January 31, 2018, and March 31, 2018.  “In four or five years per century, there are two Blue Moons. The first Blue Moon always occurs in January. The second occurs predominantly in March” (Obliquity.com)

It was also unusual that we had a total eclipse of the first Blue Moon in January. “2018 presented a total eclipse of the January 31 Blue Moon. Nineteen years later, in 2037, another total eclipse of the Blue Moon will be in the works on January 31, 2037” (Earthsky.org).

I could see then that March 31, 2018, had some spiritual significance.

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Parsing the color violet

I had worked for twenty years as a laboratory optical mineralogist.  We routinely used color charts in our analysis. I knew the color I had seen and experienced was the color violet.  There was no doubt in my mind.

I bought a ring made in Thailand with an amethyst stone that matched the color violet I had seen and experienced as a remembrance of the vision the Lord had given me.  I took the ring to a local community center where they had a gem and jewelry shop.  I knew the retired gemologist who volunteered there.  I showed him the ring without any comments from me and asked him what he thought.  He looked at it and said, “If you want to know what the color violet looks like, this is it.”  This to me was a confirmation that I was on the right track of confirming the vision from the Lord.  This is a picture of that ring that I had shown the gemologist.

The center stone of the ring is amethyst which symbolically means the “Love of TRUTH”.  Or what is the adoration and love of the Lord through His Word (Bible)

The 16 gold-colored stones surrounding the amethyst are citrine gemstones which symbolically means the “Love of and toward God”.  This is the most dominant characteristic of the angels dwelling in the third heaven.  Another odd thing about this ring is that citrine is a heat-altered purple amethyst. The same mineral as the center stone.

“After Amethyst it (citrine) is the most popular Quartz gem. Most Citrine is formed by heat treating purple (violet) Amethyst” (minerals.net).

Citrine gemstones are called peridot and chrysolite. Chrysolite is one of the foundation precious stones found in the “Holy Jerusalem” in the Book of Revelation.

He carried me away in the spirit on to a great and high mountain and showed me the great city, the Holy Jerusalem, having a wall great and high, having twelve gates. The structure of its wall was jasper, and the city was pure gold like clear glass. The foundations of the wall were furnished with every precious stone, the first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, the fifth sardonyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst (Revelation 21:10, 12, 18-20)

The silver settings and the ring itself are composed of stainless steel.  The silver color symbolically means the “Love of God’s WORD” (Bible).  This is the most dominant characteristic of the angels dwelling in the second heaven. This is called the spiritual heaven.  

The Bible often uses the term “Gold, silver and bronze” to describe these three spiritual levels of heaven.  

The first level of heaven is not included in this discussion here.  It is called the spiritual-natural.  It reminds me of the nice lady at church services.  She carries a Bible that is so worn out that it is remarkable it still holds together.  She is of a sweet disposition.  She has secretly spent countless hours in prayer and Bible study.  From all this, she has drawn out the WISDOM contained within her Bible.  She is truly a friend of God.

Do your best to be the kind of person God will accept, and give yourself to him. Be a worker who has no reason to be ashamed of his work, one who applies the true teaching in the right way”  (2 Timothy 2:15)

Conducting a Bible Spiritual Meaning Search for The Color VIOLET

In researching the color violet as I had experienced in the vision, I realized that in dozens of English translations of the Bible I examined, it was always translated as the color blue.

I am referring to conducting a Biblical color search related to the colors found in Aaron’s priestly garments, instructions for the tabernacle, the Ephod with the Urim and Thummim and those colors mentioned in the Book of Revelation.

The only exception that did not translate to the color blue was the Douay-Rheims Bible of 1582.  It had consistently translated the Latin word to the color violet

This Bible “is a translation of the Bible from the Latin Vulgate into English made by members of the English College, Douai, in the service of the Catholic Church” (Wikipedia ”Douay-Rheims Bible”)

There may be more Bible versions available but this was a large enough sample size.  I now had circumstantial grounds for evidence that the color violet was significant.  It was not significant in the fact it was not the most popular choice among Bible translators.  It was significant because it was not the most popular.

The Unusual Properties of the Color Violet

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Violet is the color at the end of the visible spectrum of light between blue and the invisible ultraviolet. Violet color has a dominant wavelength of approximately 380–450 nanometers.  Light with a shorter wavelength than violet but longer than X-rays and gamma rays is called ultraviolet.

The color’s name is derived from the violet flower. Violet and purple look similar, but violet is a spectral color, with its own set of wavelengths on the spectrum of visible light. Purple is a dichromatic color, made by combining blue and red. Amethyst is a notable violet crystal, its colour arising from iron and other trace elements in quartz.” (Wikipedia, “Violet”)

We can see that the color violet is at the end of the visible spectrum of light beyond blue and before ultraviolet.  And that it has its own set of wavelengths on the spectrum of visible light.  

Therefore it can be said the color violet makes the transition from visible light to invisible light. And it could be said this spiritually symbolizes a transition from a natural level to a spiritual level. Or what is something that serves to join or to connect things linked together in a series  

So assuming my vision was from God, I had found a basis to make a fundamental assumption to develop an explanation of what the vision meant. Since the color violet was the dominate theme visible to my understanding shown to me from the Lord.

I am fairly confident therefore that violet means from the Lord’s heaven and from the angels’ perception of the Divine Human (Jesus) in the second or spiritual heaven of TRUTH (WORD) derived from that GOOD (LOVE).

Or to put it in simpler easy-to-read language;

Through and from the Divine Human of Jesus Christ, the violet veil between the spiritual heaven and the WORD (Bible) on earth be drawn back. Our Bible will become energized and alive with a spiritual meaning. It will be revealed in such power and glory that no human eyes have seen such things before.

God wants everyone to be saved and to fully understand the truth. There is only one God, and there is only one way that people can reach God. That way is through Christ Jesus, who as a man”  (1 Timothy 2:4-5)

But we speak God’s secret wisdom that has been hidden from everyone until now. God planned this wisdom for our glory. He planned it before the world began. None of the rulers of this world understood this wisdom. If they had understood it, they would not have killed our great and glorious Lord on a cross. But as the Scriptures say, “No one has ever seen, no one has ever heard, no one has ever imagined what God has prepared for those who love him”  (1 Corinthians 2:7-9)

The spiritual meaning of the WORD (Bible) will be revealed.  The spiritual inflow of that TRUTH into the New Emerging Church on earth will correspond to the cord of the breastplate and Ephod as told in the Book of Exodus.

This cord is the spiritual connection between LOVE (Jesus) and TRUTH (Bible).

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God’s Color Scheme – Contributions for the Sanctuary “then I can live among them

(Exo 25:2)  “Tell the Israelites to bring me gifts. You will accept gifts for me from everyone who is willing to give.

(Exo 25:3)  And these are the things you must take: Gold, and silver, and brass, (three heavens)

(Exo 25:4)  Violet and purple, and scarlet twice dyed, and fine linen, and goats’ hair,

(Exo 25:5)  And rams’ skins dyed red, and violet skins, and setim wood:

(Exo 25:6)  Oil to make lights: spices for ointment, and for sweetsmelling incense:

(Exo 25:7)  Onyx stones, and precious stones to adorn the ephod and the rational.

(Exo 25:8)  The people will build a holy place for me. Then I can live among them.  (Exodus 25:2-8, Douay-Rheims Bible)

These Scriptures symbolically describe God’s Holy Church, “a holy place for me”.  The whole end purpose of creation is a dwelling place for God among His many, many children, forThen I can live among them

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You were raised from death with Christ. So live for what is in heaven, where Christ is sitting at the right hand of God. Think only about what is up there, not what is here on earth. Your old self has died, and your new life is kept with Christ in God”  (Colossians 3:1-3)

The spiritual meaning from “Secrets of Heaven” (Bible Commentary on Genesis and Exodus) by Emanuel Swedenborg.  Exodus 25:3-7. Translation from Latin by John Elliott (1983-1999);

And this is the offering which you shall take from them‘ means that those requirements are altogether indispensable. ‘Gold and silver‘ means internal good and truth in general. ‘And bronze’ means external good. ‘And violet means the celestial love of truth. ‘And purple‘ means the celestial love of good. ‘And twice-dyed scarlet‘ means mutual love. ‘And fine linen‘ means the truth from this. ‘And wool of she-goats‘ means the good from this. ‘And skins of red rams, and skins of badgers‘ means the external truths and forms of good which contain them. ‘And pieces of shittim wood‘ means good deeds worthy of merit that proceed from the Lord, and so are the Lord’s alone. ‘Oil for the light‘ means internal good present within mutual love and charity. ‘Spices for the anointing oil‘ means internal truths belonging to the good that consecrates. ‘And for the incense of spices‘ means for delightful perception. ‘Shoham stones, and stones of fillings‘ means spiritual truths and forms of good in general. ‘For the ephod and for the breastplate‘ means which should be for a covering for celestial realities, external and internal”.

These terms seem like learning a foreign language.  In a way, they are similar to the parables the Lord Jesus taught.  They are spiritually discerned.  It takes work, prayer, and understanding.  As we have said before many, many times the Bible is read on earth and the same Bible is read in heaven.

One is on physical, natural existence.  The other is on an eternal, timeless spiritual existence.  

Essentially correspondence is describing natural phenomena and events in the Bible into the spiritual equivalent as seen and understood in heaven

If you are interested in the science of spiritual correspondences, you can download here a free pdf version of “A Dictionary of Correspondence, Representatives, and Significatives, Derived from the Word of the Lord” (Carter and Pettee 1872).  (Google Books) Click and Hold the red READ EBOOK button, slide down to pdf and click for the download page. (otherwise, it will direct you to Google play).

A book version is available from the Swedenborg Foundation, click here

New Christian Bible Study (newchristianbiblestudy.org).