Meaning 'a sitting together', or a 'council'.
The Jewish councils were the Sanhedrin
or supreme council of the nation, which had subordinate
to it smaller tribunals.
was a member of this choice group prior to the
Creator calling him.
The Sanhedrin, the great council
at Jerusalem, consisting of seventy one members, viz.
scribes, elders, prominent members of the high priestly families and the
high priest, the president of the assembly.
The most important causes were brought before this
tribunal, inasmuch as the Roman rulers of Judea had left to it the power
of trying such cases and also of pronouncing sentence of death, with the
limitation that a capital sentence pronounced by the Sanhedrin was not
valid unless it was confirmed by the Roman procurator.
The Sanhedrin was composed of three classes of
its seventy-two members, of which he high priest was the president of this
made up of the chief priests and elders of the people and the scribes.
1) the chief priests, or heads of the twenty four priestly courses.(found
24th chapter), 2) the scribes
and 3) the elders. The chief priests were such as had discharged the office
of the high priest and those who were the heads of the twenty-four classes
of priests, who were called in an honorary way high or chief priests. The
scribes were learned men of the nation, elected to this tribunal, being
neither of the rank of priests nor elders. This tribunal had cognizance
of the great affairs of the nation. Till the time when Judea was subjected
to the Romans, it had the power of life and death. It still retained the
power of passing sentence, though the Roman magistrate held the right of
As the highest court of judicature "in all causes
and over all persons, ecclesiastical and civil, supreme", its decrees were
binding, not only on the Jews in Palestine, but on all Jews wherever scattered
abroad. Its jurisdiction was greatly curtailed by Herod and afterwards
by the Romans. Its usual place of meeting was within the precincts of the
temple, in the hall "Gazith" but it sometimes met also in the house of
the high priest.(Matthew
26:3), who was assisted by two vice presidents.
The word 'Sanhedrin'.(rendered
"council," authorized by King James Version).is
frequently used in the New Testament.(Matthew
5:22; 26:59,60; Mark
15:1, Acts 6:12-14).to
denote the supreme judicial and administrative council of the Jews, which,
it is said, was first instituted by Moses and was composed of seventy men:.Numbers
11:16,17. But that seems to have been only a temporary arrangement
which Moses made. This council is with greater probability supposed to
have originated among the Jews when they were under the domination of the
Syrian kings in the time of the Maccabees, about 200 years before Emmanuel.
The name is first employed by the Jewish historian
This "council" is referred to simply as the "chief priests and elders of
27:1,3; Acts 4:6, etc.), before
whom Christ was tried on the charge of claiming to be the Messiah.
Peter and John were also brought before it for promulgating.heresy.(Acts
4:1-9; 5:17-33); as was
also Stephen on a charge
6:8-15).and Paul for violating
a temple bylaw:.Acts
is the adversary to spirituality.
The names Lucifer,
and Satan are synonymous.
His purpose that he slid into is being an adversary,
to oppose any and all good and any paths leading in that direction, why?.1Thessalonians
2:18; Daniel 10:4-14.
God, meaning the great Invisible.(1Timothy
1:17).Infinite Intelligent Energy,
created so many behind the scenes invisible things.(Romans
1:20; Colossians 1:16).for
the experience of being human.
Man's purpose is
God's plan for mankind. Satan is the
of evil. He is also named 'the devil', meaning slanderous
one. All the qualities of the devil are the exact same qualities of man's
ego nature on its dark
The assistants to the ego's devilish ways are called
The word demon is not in the Bible. In English the word comes from
pronouncing the Greek word 'daimon'.(dah'-ee-mown).
'Daimon' and 'daimonion' (dahee-mon'-ee-on), meaning
respectively, 'god' and,
'divine power', a power God gave them. Those words are respectively translated
in the Bible 'devils'.(daimonion).and,
the Old Testament the word 'devil is 'sair',
meaning a 'goat' or 'satyr'.(Isaiah
to the word 'daemons'.
Satan is thought to have been one of the three
high ranking angels, initially
it is said.(Isaiah 13:21)."the
satyrs.(any of various
butterflies of the family Satyridae, having brown wings marked with eyelike
dance there", the meaning is that the place referred to shall become
13:21 "But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there and their houses
shall be full of doleful creatures and owls shall dwell there and satyrs
shall dance there." Isaiah 34:14
"The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the wild beasts of
the island and the satyr shall cry to his fellow; the screech owl also
shall rest there and find for herself a place of rest."
The word 'save' in most places in the original Greek is 'sozo' and means
'safe' or 'in a
saved from things which make you unsound', 'to be kept safe and
'to be rescued from danger and adversity',
'to rescue from danger or destruction, injury or peril',
'to do well', 'to make whole',
'to restore to health', to preserve'. In
essence, to be saved from whatever you need saving from, such
as perhaps the consciousness
that has brought poverty,
Examples to be 'sozoed' from: destructive ideas
and philosophies held, like
poverty, I'm no
good, I'm too stupid, I'm ugly.(not
so), I'm poor, etc. How these destructive ideas affect us daily
is clearly shown, along with how not to be the way causing them, in the
Grand Self, so that you can express things of the real you, your
spirit, such things as in these scriptures:.3John
1:2 "Beloved I wish above all things that you may prosper and be
in health, even as your soul prospers." John
10:10 "The thief comes not,
but for to steal and to kill and to destroy.
I am come.(where
did He come to?.Isaiah
57:15; Luke 17:21).that
they'll have life more
of the word 'sozo'.
being at the same level with the Infinite One. And when were we
all 'sozoed' or saved?.2Timothy
1:9. But what good is it if one remains unawakened to it?
Even though saved then, this Earthly life
was needed for circumstances which awaken
us to that and provide experiences for choices which rack up points
it were, for a reward. What
Basically, 'sozo' occurs
once one is awakened
to his true state of being and being awakened involves knowing what direction
the awakening should now take. 'Sozo' involves blessings because one is
now in the kingdom of the Infinite One:.Matthew
6:33. Where is this?
The best in life includes physical things coming
from the invisible. Learn form.The
Grand Self.movie and from Bob
Proctor's lifetime of experience.
Many religions use the words 'Emmanuel saves',
so, just how
does Emmanuel save?