The Revealing Word
A Dictionary of Metaphysical Terms
Yahweh–The original Hebrew form of Jehovah. It means “the self-existent one” who reveals Himself to His creation and through His creation.
Yahweh revealed Himself to Jesus as the Father within; Yahweh revealed himself to Moses as “I AM THAT I AM” (Exod. 3:14).
years–The measure of passing events. They constitute what we call time. But man’s bodily condition depends on his state of mind. No two persons the same age are in exactly the same bodily condition. This shows that years do not make man young or old. “For as he thinketh within himself, so is he” (Prov. 23:7).
youth–The natural estate of all men. The bouyancy and joy of youth should be cultivated enthusiastically as the years advance. Deep in the subconscious mind is the God idea of eternal youth. It may have become dormant and needs to be awakened. Deny the belief in feebleness as the foolish fallacy of the race mind. Affirm and express the wondrous dynamic life of God and you will remain forever young.
zeal–Intensity, ardor, enthusiasm; the inward fire of the soul that urges man onward, regardless of the intellectual mind of caution and conservatism.
Zeal is the mighty force that incites the winds, the tides, the storms; it urges the planet on its course, and spurs the ant to greater exertion. It is the urge behind all things. Zeal is the affirmative impulse of existence, its command is “Go forward!”
“The zeal of thy house hath eaten me up” (Psalms 69:9) means that the zeal faculty has become so active intellectually that it has consumed the vitality and left nothing for spiritual growth. One may become so zealous for the spread of Truth as to bring on nervous prostration. “Take time to be holy.” Turn a portion of your zeal to do God’s will; to the establishing of His kingdom within you. Do not put all your enthusiasm into teaching, preaching, healing, and helping others; help your own soul. Do not let your zeal run away with your judgement. When zeal and judgment work together great things can be accomplished.
zone, spiritual–Through His spiritual attainments Jesus formed a spiritual zone in the earth’s mental atmosphere. His followers make connection with that zone when they pray in His “name.” He stated this fact in John 14:2, “I go to prepare a place for you.” Simon Peter said, “Lord, whither goest thou?” Jesus answered him, “Whither I go, thou canst not follow me now; but thou shall follow afterwards” (John 13:36).
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The Revealing Word, A Metaphysical Dictionary by Charles Fillmore
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