one out of a thousand Gospel of Thomas saying 23




Jesus said, "I shall choose you (plur.) - one out of a thousand and two out of ten thousand. And they will stand at rest by being one and the same.

This selecting means that many are called or invited, but few chosen. There is only one true faith and hope, which is called the Way. It is a narrow way, because broad and spacious is the road leading off into destruction and many are the one’s who going through it, whereas narrow is the Way and cramped the road leading off into life and few are the ones finding it. At the judgment seat Christ will chose between the sheep and the goats and he will set the sheep on his right hand but the goats on the lift and theses on his right hand are the blessed of the Father will inherit the Kingdom prepared for us from the foundation of the world.

“One from a thousand, and two from ten thousand” here the “One from a thousand, and two from ten thousand” stand for two groups of people who will be saved for the “thousand” and “ten thousand” are representative of those who have been drawn out of the two great families of humanity: Jew and gentile.

Alternatively, the “One from a thousand and two from ten thousand” stand for the three people in Saying 30 whom God is with, for one and two make three. Thus the two great families of humanity: Jew and gentile will stand as a single one that is by the blood of Christ. Christ having broken down the dividing wall which is hostility between them both he has abolished in his flesh the law of commandments and ordinances; that the two he might create in himself one new man of the two one, making peace; and might reconcile them both in one body unto God Eph 2:13-16
One: stands for the union between the true believers and the Deity, and the unity, which exists among true believers. One also expresses singleness of purpose. And is also found concerning marriage “two shall become one”.

Two: Two can be a figure both of unity (Saying 11 Gen 2:18 And Jehovah God went on to say: “It is not good for the man to continue by himself. I am going to make a helper for him, as a complement of him.”
23 Then the man said:
“This is at last bone of my bones
And flesh of my flesh.
This one will be called Woman,
Because from man this one was taken.”
24 That is why a man will leave his father and his mother and he must stick to his wife and they must become one flesh. Lk 10:1 10 After these things the Lord designated seventy others and sent them forth by twos in advance of him into every city and place to which he himself was going to come. 2 Then he began to say to )

the numbers 2 to 5 or in this case 1 and 2 are used with the meaning of a few (1Ki 17:12 Lev 26:8 2/Ki 6:10 Isa 17:6 Am 1:3 Pr 30:15)

 “Thousand” the Hebrew word ‘clep’ a thousand can be translated family or clan Jg 6:15 1sam 10:19 23:23 (a family many of which constituted one tribe)
Ten: There are 10 powers, which cannot separate the true believers from the love of God Rom 8:38,39 and 10 sins that exclude us from the kingdom of God 1Cor 6:10
“And they will stand up as a single one” a single one this is used as a description of the apocalyptic Son of Man who appears to Daniel by the side of the great river, which is Hiddekel, as narrated in chapter 10:5. In the English Version, he is said to have beheld "a certain man." This phrase in the original is ish-ekhad, MAN OF ONE. It was not a real man he beheld; but, as he styles it in verse 18, "the Appearance of a Man"; and in verse 16, "like the Similitude of the Sons of Adam." It was a symbolical or shadowy representation of the man of the One Eternal Spirit. It was, therefore, truly "a certain man," not an uncertain, or indefinite, one. John, the Baptizer, "saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a Dove"; and Daniel, and John, the apostle, beheld the same Spirit, "like the similitude of the Sons of Adam," or, "like to a Son of Man."

Daniel's "Man of the One Spirit;" Paul's "New Man;" and John's "Son of Man." The same things are therefore affirmed of all, both Jesus and the faithful in him. Hence, as a body, their feet will be like hind's feet, swift in the pursuit of their enemies, whom they will overtake and destroy. These will fall before their power; and as Malachi says, they will trample them as ashes under the soles of their feet: and when they have got the victory, they will rule with Jesus as "princes in all the earth" (Psal. 45:16) -- the resurrected "ELOHIM ruling in the earth;" "the Elohim of Messiah's salvation."
Here, then, was a symbolic man blazing in glory and power: and representative of the Eternal Spirit hereafter to be manifested in a NEW ORDER OF ELOHIM -- aggregately ONE MAN -- the One Man of the One Spirit, whom the true believers shall all come unto A PERFECT MAN --- into the measure of the full age of the fullness of the Christ: who is THE HEAD, from whom the whole Body, fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint (heir) supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the Body unto the edifying of itself in love" (Eph. 4:3, 4, 13, 15, 16). Daniel saw the "perfect man" -- the Eternal manifested in the glorified flesh of a multitude -- symbolically represented in the measure of his full age.

“Stand” as I have said before this a Greek word anasstasis from anisteml to stand up, a standing up again, arise, life up, raise up (again, rise (again)) stand up right. Here it means that all the true believers at the end of the present age will stand up as the man of the one. The order of the resurrection is as follows 1st the formation of the body from the ashes of the dead 2nd impartation of life, making it a soul of life or body of soul 3rd appearance at the Tribunal of Christ 2Cor 5:10 4th Quickening consequent upon approval. This is the resurrection of life Anistasis ZoĆ« being made perfect in one Ps 68:6 this is the meaning of 'solitary' or 'single one.


23) Jesus said, "I shall choose you, one [Elect who will become a fountain of life and prophesy the Word] out of ["to chase" with the Word of Truth, the Light which they all run and hide from] a thousand [of the many Jewish religions] and two [ditto] out of [ditto] ten thousand [of the myriads of denominations of the Christo-pagan religions], and they shall stand as a single one [both groups will stand together against the Truth for they have been sold of Messiah and have been surrendered by YHWH for their treachery (Deut 30:20)]." 

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