(88) Jesus said: The angels come to you, and the prophets, and they shall give you what belongs to you; and you also, give what is in your hands, and say to yourselves: On what day do they come and take what is theirs?”
(Matt 10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.)
(These two passages illustrate vividly the difference between Thomas and Matthew.)
Your angel and the prophets have given you spiritual treasures; as you share more and more of their vision, you come to realize who and what you are. But like love you must give it in order to keep it.
Who are ‘they’? the ones to whom we have given the treasure of life while they stare uncomprehendingly? It is theirs, but they must ‘take it’.
(I08) Jesus said: He who shall drink from my mouth shall become like me; I myself will become he, and the hidden thing shall be revealed to him.
(John 6:53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.)
Both of these verses point to our union with Christ.
The hidden thing is the secret we’ve heard so much about; it’s indescribable; to reveal the secret is nonsensical to anyone except those who ‘drink from his mouth’ or ‘drink his blood’.
(John 7:37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
7:38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water .)