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The song “The Twelve Days of Christmas” is an English Christmas carol in code From 1558 until 1829. The Scottish Reformation then British made it illegal for Roman Catholics in England to practice their faith openly. Notice that many came to America to practice their religion freely during that time. The reason for the Constitution to separate Church and State so the government would not interfere with one’s faith.

Someone during that era wrote the 12 Days of Christmas as a catechism song for young Catholics. It has two levels of meaning: the surface meaning plus a hidden meaning known only to Church members. Each element in the carol has a code word for a religious reality which the children could remember the “True Love.” One hears in the song is not a smitten boy or girlfriend but Jesus Christ, because truly Love was born on Christmas Day. The partridge in the pear tree also represents Him because a mother bird is willing to sacrifice its life if necessary to protect its young by feigning injury to draw away predators. Here in America today, some wish to stop Christians from practicing their faith. In the future, we may see more coded songs and home churches.

Here are the lyrics and their meaning. 

A Partridge in a Pear Tree is said to represent Jesus Christ (a mother partridge is willing to die while protecting her young, and is given on “the first day of Christmas” since the first of the twelve days falls on Christ’s birthday

Two Turtle Doves symbolize both the Old and the New Testaments. Three French Hens stand for faith, hope, and love. Four Calling Birds are the four gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Five Golden Rings represent the Pentateuch—the first five books of the Old Testament. Six Geese-a-Laying are the six days of creation (before the seventh day of rest). Seven Swans-a-Swimming symbolize the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit: Prophecy, serving, teaching, exhortation, giving, leading, and mercy. Eight Maids-a-Milking are the eight Beatitudes from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:1-10). Nine Ladies Dancing represent the fruit of the Spirit (according to Galatians 5:22-23): Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Ten Lords-a-Leaping are the Ten Commandments. Eleven Pipers Piping stand for the eleven faithful disciples. Twelve Drummers Drumming, finally, symbolize the twelve points of belief stated in the Apostles’ Creed.

I hope you enjoyed the decoding and give you added joy when hear the song this Christmas. 

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The first thought after the first bite from the Tree of Knowledge brought seduction, and the second bite brought shame. Each so-called bad thought widens the separation while each good thought brings us closer to closing the gap. “Draw nigh to God and God will draw nigh to you” ( James 4:8, Kjb). The Bible tells us that Adam and Eve hid because they were naked. The physical symbol of human nakedness represents guilt in human consciousness. Man, having prior experience of Oneness, would immediately sense that God knew their guilt therefore they felt exposure. They hid because they sensed that God could see what they had done. This act of concealment was man’s conscious effort to hide his guilt from God; in doing so, man’s consciousness separates from God (subconsciousness). God, in turn, or subconsciousness, increased the separation. As a result, man’s consciousness has lost its awareness of the subconscious; in addition, God divided the subconsciousness into two parts. The first is lower or finite subconsciousness. The second is the higher infinite subconsciousness or super consciousness, which places a firewall between the two. Hence, early man had little or no sense of morality until he began to develop laws for governing behavior.

Since the subconscious was now divided in two, it still possessed some of its earlier attributes. These attributes still provided man with a certain level of dominion that he had prior to the separation. The Law of Manifestation is still within his grasp; however, he would now have to learn through hard work how to use them. Man now would have to use his own will power and trial and error to discover mastery of these laws. Hence, man was and is capable of achieving great success in all areas of his life. Abundant or eternal life was out of reach, so no matter how great was man’s success, he would surely die.

The next level mixes beliefs or thoughts of both good and evil. This type of person, has conflicting thoughts, for example, he holds to the belief that if you work hard you will become successful, while also claiming that he never gets any breaks two different approaches to success. At this level, two conflicting thought processes exist; therefore, the individual experiences some success, but never to the degree desired. This is because the conscious level is saying, “If I work hard, I will become very successful,” while emotionally, he is also saying, “I never get any breaks.” This is due primarily to the unawareness of envy, resentment, or some other negative belief. Since, in this case, the emotional thoughts upload more easily into the subconscious, the results are counterproductive. The majority of people are at that level due to conflicting thoughts between emotional consciousness and mental consciousness; therefore, they end up blocking their own success. The results are that the individual never achieves the desire of the heart. This is also why prayers are often not answered.

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