Metaphysical meaning of Eliakim (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Eliakim (mbd)
Eliakim, e-h'-a-kim (Heb.)--God sets up; whom God has established; God of raising, i.e., in judgment; raised of God.

There were several Israelites by this name (II Kings 23:34; Neh. 12:41; Isa. 22:20; Matt. 1:13; Luke 3:30).

Meta. The will (which is of God) taking command. This command may be of oneself or of others; also a rising from a negative attitude of thoughts and a becoming positive in one's judgment (God sets up, God of raising, i.e., in judgment, raised of God, whom God has established). All power to be or to do is of God; yet the individual may use his power for good or for ill, according to whether he acts from the sense or from true understanding. Eliakim, or Jehoiakim, king of Judah, used his executive power to promote error; he "did that which was evil in the sight of Jehovah" (II Kings 23:37).

In the subconsciousness there are both good and evil until the seeming evil has been cleansed away by the power of Spirit. Therefore we need to be thoroughly purified of selfishness and of every error tendency and become established in love and Truth, that we may be positive in the good and use the power and judgment of God within us in righteous, constructive ways only.

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