Tuesday, April 24, 2018


Metaphysical meaning of Gilead
Gilead, gll'-e-ad (Heb.)--mound of witness; massive witness; enduring rock; rock of time; great endurance.
a The mountain where Jacob encamped when he fled from his father-in-law, Laban. It was there that Laban overtook him, and that the covenant between them was made (Gen. 3I:21, 2355). The caravan of the Ishmaelites to whom Joseph was sold by his brothers was from Gilead (Gen. 37:25). It was on this mountain, too, that Gideon chose the men who went with him to defeat the Midianites (Judg. 7:3). b The name of an Israelitish man (I Chron. 5:14). c A city(Hos. 6:8).
Meta. The high place in consciousness where Spirit discerns and witnesses to what is true and to all man's thoughts and acts, that an adjustment may be made throughout mind and body. If we let our high ideals and standards become subject to sensate, erring reasonings, our spiritual discernment becomes obscured and our Gilead becomes a city of them that work iniquity; it becomes stained with blood — works against our life and health (Hos. 6:8).