Matthew the Devine
The eighth disciple of Jesus was Matthew. Matthew (/ˈmæθjuː/; MATH-ew) is a given name that ultimately comes from the Hebrew name Matityahu, The Hebrew name “מַתִּתְיָהוּ” (Matityahu) was transliterated into Greek to “Ματταθίας” meaning divine. (Wikipedia).
The Gift from Heaven
Neville Goddard says “The man who has called this disciple into being knows that every desire of his heart is a gift from heaven and that it contains both the power and the plan of its self-expression.”
As an interesting note the root of Mathematics is “Math.” Math is defined as the craft-like use of technique to practically apply knowledge. The word “hew” means to cut away. In English the combination of math and hew becomes Mathew, and seems to mean cutting a way using the technique of practical knowledge.
Confused? Go a little deeper. Once a person understands that doing a craft is defined as using the hands, for instance woodworking, they ask “What do the hands do?” Then the answer comes, “They grasp.”
What is desire? Desire is thought reaching out and grasping by imagining. When we first begin to understand something, we use the phrase, “I can’t quite get my thoughts around that.” We also say “I can’t grasp that idea.”
Desire is the Gift of God
The idea which is expressed in the discipline of Matthew is that what you desire is a gift of God. You become a master craftsman in grasping with your imagination. This creates your reality.
This presentation of the disciples of Jesus as disciplines of the enlightened mind seems a little phenomenal until one considers that Jesus was a carpenter, The Master Craftsman of our spiritual lives.