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“Vagus Nerve” By: Carl Armstrong | BOOK REPORT

Book Report Written By: Diane Ebaugh Sutton  |  Book Report was First Published In: 2020

Where is the Mt of Olives?

The cranial nervous system has 12 nerves; these are symbols for the 12 gates of New Jerusalem 

   Revelation 21:12 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel.    

and the 12 manner of fruits described in    

Revelation 22:2 On either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 

The 12 nerves of the higher cranial nervous system are paired; similar to the 24 elders falling down before the throne in   

 Revelation 4:4 And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.     

This is known as the central nervous system. These are the 

olfactory for smell, 

oculomotor controls the eye lid,

 trochlear eye movement, 

abducens eye movement,

 vestibulocochlear hearing and balance,

 hypoglossal is for tongue movement, 

accessory the neck muscles, 

optic carries info from retina to the brain,

 trigeminal used is in biting and chewing,

 the facial nerve is used in taste, 

glossopharyngeal is also for taste and for swallowing,

 and the vagus nerve. 

See, hear, smell and taste. = Brain =  Soul

Now  remember these are gates, 

 Revelation 21:12    the angels can open them or shut them. But, 

Revelation 21:25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.   

 So I guess these gates don’t need to be shut, there. But we are not there yet. So maybe sometimes they do need to be shut.  Nehemiah commanded that the gates be shut because he wanted to keep the law. 

Nehemiah 13:19 when the gates of Jerusalem began to be dark before the Sabbath, I commanded that the gates should be shut, and charged that they should not be opened till after the Sabbath.

Nehemiah 13: 22 And I commanded the Levites that they should come and keep the gates, to sanctify the Sabbath day. 

Now these 12 nerves are paired one on the left side and one on the right side of the brain, making 24 nerves. Just in case you were wondering, that is one nerve for smell, 4 nerves for the eyes, 4 nerves for the mouth, one nerve for hearing, and one nerve that controls the neck and of course the vagus nerve. 

Ok now let’s talk about the spinal nervous system. 

The spinal nervous system has reptilian serpent-like characteristics. It serves the bodily members only – not the head.

The peripheral, spinal nervous system has 31 nerves; 

8 cervical segments (these are sensory nerves near the skin that controls head and neck movement the side of the face and back of the head the shoulder, arms, wrist and hands), 

12 thoracic segments (voice box ),

 5 lumbar segments (back),

 5 sacral segments (these are sensory nerves for the thigh, leg, foot and pelvis), 

and 1 coccygeal segment ( this is the sensory nerve for the tailbone),


Arm, back, leg, tailbone and voice. = The body

 These are similar to the 31 chambers around the periphery of Solomon’s temple and the 31 kings  the Hebrews were to subdue in the Promised Land. Our promised land is our body and it must be reclaimed. These 31 nerves have to be subdued.

Where is your spirit located? Heart and kidneys  

1 Peter 3:4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.  And        

Proverbs 23:15&16 My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine. Yea, my reins (kidneys) shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things. 

The goal is to be led by the Spirit. 

Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Now here is the punch line. In anatomy, the olivary bodies are a pair of prominent oval structures in the medulla oblongata, the lower portion of the brainstem.   

 Zechariah 14:4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.    

There is a relationship between the physical Mount of Olives and our internal Mount of Olives.

 Acts 1:11 this same Jesus, who is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.   

 So when Jesus comes back again, He will stand on your Mount of Olives in your medulla oblongata, in your brainstem. When Jesus stands here He will help you use your 31 spinal nerves for His purposes. When Jesus stands there He will move them north and south. He will move your Spirit north and your Soul south. 

Accts 17:24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;

Now here is another punch line. One of the nerves, the vagus nerve has its dendrites (leaves), in the brain, and the (roots) in the abdominal cavity. The vagus nerve is the tree of life in the garden of the mind. The vagus nerve fires when humans show compassion. Remember these leaves are for the healing of the nations. This nerve is the physical vehicle that the Holy Spirit uses. It is also a paired nerve. Here is its description in the Bible.  

 Revelation 22:2 On either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

    The Holy Spirit used the vagus nerve to travel to your voice box and pharynx nerves when speaking in tongues. You see, in this event your human mind (soul) is bypassed. You see we don’t eliminate the peripheral nervous system. The Holy Spirit can use it! If we let Him. So when Jesus stands on your Mount of Olives He will use all of those spinal nerves. Remember there are 2 of these nerves, one is the tree of life and the other is the tree of knowledge.   

 Hebrews 5:14 even those who by reason of use have their SENSES (Sensory nerves) exercised to discern both good and evil.  

When you are trying to make a decision, and you want to stay in the Spirit. Think, what is the most compassionate answer. And you will have it. This is how to heal the nations.  

Also, He will come back in his physical body to the location on the Mt of Olives in Israel.

Written by: Diane Ebaugh Sutton

Inspired by the book… Vegus Nerve by Carl Armstrong

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