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Matthew 17:24

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24 And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute money came to Peter, and said, Doth not your master pay tribute?

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Apocalypse Revealed 405

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Incorporating the New

By Rev. Todd Beiswenger


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There's an old saying that says, "When the student is ready the master will appear." The idea is that the student must incorporate everything they've already been taught into their life before the next master will come to teach them the next steps. We see something similar in the Word, where Jesus opens the eyes of Peter, James and John to a new spiritual reality, but now they have a difficult time trying to synthesize what they've just been taught with everything they've always believed. *note - Pastor offers his apologies where he mistakenly says in this audio that the "spiritual serves the natural"... he meant to say, "natural serves the spiritual."

(References: Arcana Coelestia 6394; Matthew 17:24-27, 17:14-20; The Apocalypse Explained 64, 405)


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