Everyone must realize that there are 4 Layers of Bible knowledge and understanding that one must undergo and complete to be considered as really knowing God's Bible, God the Father and Jesus Christ. These 4 layers or levels of the Bible combined is called PARDES.
By: LOPE COLUMNA, Messianic-Kabbalist Pastor General, The BRIDE OF CHRIST, MINISTRY OF LIFE
To properly understand GOD's Hebrew Scriptures in their proper context, including the "New Testament" books, the Bible Student must realize that there are 4 LEVELS of interpretation or understanding that must be taken into consideration. The combination of these 4 layers is called PARDES.
PARDES was the method used to write and interpret the original Hebrew Scriptures by the God-inspired Bible authors, as well as, the audience of their time and culture. Failure to study the Bible in this background results in the misunderstanding and twisting of the Holy Scriptures, to the deception and destruction of people, churches, and religions.
Each layer of the BIBLE PARDES becomes deeper and more intense than the last, similar to diving deeper and deeper to the ocean floor.
THE FIRST 3 LAYERS OF PARDES CORRESPOND TO THE LEVEL OF SEVEN (7). THE 4TH LAYER CORRESPONDS TO THE 8TH LEVEL
The first 3 levels of the PARDES belong to the number 7, while the 4th level, which is the SOD level -- the level of the mystical knowledge and wisdom of God corresponds to the number 8. This is also called the secret Messianic Kabbalah Wisdom. SOD means secret or hidden.
For an in-depth explanation about PARDES, please go to, or click: PARDES: A JOURNEY BACK TO PARADISE (Garden of Eden) Via The 4 Levels of Biblical Understanding
THE PARABLE OF THE TEN VIRGINS SHOWS THE APPLICATION OF THESE 2 LEVELS OF BIBLE KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
The Hebrew word for the number 8 is "shemona," and it has the word "shemen," meaning "oil" as its root. Thus, we can see a connection between "miracles," "eight" and "oil."
OIL IS A SYMBOL OF WISDOM, particularly the MESSIANIC KABBALAH WISDOM.
This OIL is the one that spells the BIG DIFFERENCE between the 5 Wise Virgins and the 5 Foolish Virgins, as written in Matthew 25:1-13. The 5 Foolish Virgins have reached only the 7th level of Bible Knowledge and Understanding, while the 5 Wise Virgins successfully reached the 8th level.
For an in-depth explanation about the parable of the TEN VIRGINS, please go to: What is the OIL that Makes the Difference Between the 5 Wise Virgins and the 5 Foolish Virgins?
So, the 8th Level pertains to the Messianic Kabbalah Wisdom with the Kabbalistic Faith level that CHRIST -- the MESSIAH, will look for every Jew and Christian when He returns (Luke 18:8).