Gospel of Thomas - Chapter 095
- (94) Jesus said, "He who seeks will find, and he who knocks will be let in."
- Mt 7:7 ¶ Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
Examining the hieroglyphics:
בקש 'Seek': 'ב enter in' 'ק the Son's death' 'ש for a dual response from God's word' and you will מצא 'find': 'מ the covenant made in heaven' 'צ through the holiness and grace revealed by the son of man' 'א brings reconciliation'. 'Find' is a pun to 'matsa' the unleavened bread which is the 'body of Christ in the communion.
'Knock' דפק, in hieroglyphics means 'ד a word' 'פ spoken' 'ק unto death'. When you knock, you persist. It is used of a herdsman driving the sheep until they die. Thomas is using it to say , "Speak of the cross/death". The result is that something is 'opened' פקח. The sub-root occurs in both 'knock' and 'opened'. Opened ends with ח which is 'life'. If you speak of the cross (the death of Christ), you will receive life.
The hidden message of Thomas: If you enter into the death of the Son will find reconciliation with God (through is body which is broken for us) as he promised. If you speak of the cross (death of Christ), you will receive life.
What Thomas missed was the first part of the saying of Matthew: "Ask, and it shall be given you."
'Ask' שאל is a pun to [שאול]] 'Sheol' or the grave. שאל also means 'given upon request'. It is the object which was asked for. It is understandable why one might miss this part of the riddle since the sense is opposite that of the other 2/3 of the saying. This one says if you ask for death, you get it. The others say that if you seek the cross and speak (preach) the cross, you will get life.
Is it a coincidence that in Revelation 1/3 of stuff is destroyed. Probably not. It is probably part of the same riddle. Romans 1:18ff says that God gives you what you desire and lets you wallow in the consequences.
Occasionally, you have seen that I have been unable to address parts of Thomas's riddles. I just leave it out. This is evidence that Thomas's writing came before mine. I can only explain that parts I understand. Likewise, the omission here is evidence that Matthew probably wrote before Thomas, and that Thomas was unable to expound on this part of Jesus's riddle as recorded by Matthew.