17. (Q) Please explain the twelve names which represent the twelve tribes of the children of Israel.
(A) The same as the twelve gates, the twelve angels, the twelve ways, the twelve understandings; or the approach to ISRAEL the seeker - all seeking not then as the expression of self but as ONE in the Holy One!! 281-37
>From Hidden Meanings: http://www.hiddenmeanings.com
Did you ever see the old Biblical story of Jacob wrestling with the man? The man puts Jacobs thigh out and when he does, Jacobs name is changed from Jacob to Israel.
Breaking the code reveals a pretty neat truth.
Jacob wrestling with a man is you and me wrestling with ourselves. You know the inner struggles we have.
As soon as Jacob no longer is in control, but now divine mind rules, his name is changed from Jacob to Israel.
What is Israel ? No it's not a country.
Thus by allowing his own desires to be broken. Jacob is now Israel. Is-Spirit and Ra-Mind come together and produce El. God within.
And you know the great part of this. In Genesis 32.30 Jacob says. " I have seen God face to face and I shall call this place Peniel".