531 - Part 28
A LOOK AT KABBALAH

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Praise the Lord. We are still on our review. It's been a whole week since I preached on The Tree Of Life, so I'm going to try to ease you back into what we were doing. This is a very difficult study. It is designed to enlarge our understanding, to enlarge our ability to understand spiritual things. So whatever you understand is wonderful, but the primary purpose here is to expand your ability to understand. Your ability to think critically and your ability to think with logic and also your ability to flow in the spirit because the rules for the spiritual world are the exact opposite or at least very different than the rules out here in this world. We found out in prior meetings that two plus two does not necessarily equal four when we're dealing with spiritual principles. Praise the Lord.

 

So I have drawing #1 on the board which is pretty much a repeat of what I have shown you for the last meeting or two. Let's just review what we're doing here. I have shown you that the Yod (20) and the H (5) and the Y (10) are Binah. Of course, what is below is Tevunah. Can anybody tell us, briefly, what we're doing here? What are we studying here? What's happening here? In your own words, can anybody tell us anything that you recall about this column of numbers and insides and outsides? Can anybody tell us anything about it? What are we doing? Could you put that on hold and let people think.

 

COMMENT: We're getting the numerical value of Binah.

 

PASTOR VITALE: Well, I guess the answer is yes. My first reaction was that's pretty close, but the answer is yes. What is the numerical value of Binah?

 

COMMENT: 63

 

PASTOR VITALE: Binah's numerical value is 63. Now Binah is one of the Holy Names and she is the Holy Name YHVH, that is with the letters spelled out to the extent that they have come to a total numerical value of 63.

 

So which part of Binah is it that is specifically SaG 63? Do you remember how we explained that? All of me is a woman, but what makes me a woman is the fact that I have a womb. That's what makes me a woman. So what part of Binah is it, specifically, that makes her SaG 63? Where is SaG 63?

 

COMMENT: Tevunah

 

PASTOR VITALE: Yes, and Tevunah is? We're dealing with the name YHVH. Where is Tevunah in that?

 

COMMENT: In the last H.

 

PASTOR VITALE: Yes, the last H is Tevunah. The last H of Binah is Tevunah. The value of SaG 63 is located specifically in the last H of Binah's Holy Name. That's very good.

 

This is what we've been doing here for weeks now. We're doing proofs that will show us that this is the truth, that Binah is equal to the numerical value of 63 and that numerical value is specifically located in her final H, which is her Malkhut, which has a personification called Tevunah. So we've been doing all of these mathematical manipulations and gyrations which are called exercises in gematria, the numerology of the Kabbalah, to prove these truths. I really don't want to be ignorant and I'm a beginner at this. Maybe some day I'll understand the value of this. The only understanding that I have of the value right now is that it is definitely expanding my ability to understand spiritual things. So if there is a value beyond that, I'm not aware of it at this time. But the Lord has assigned us to go through this book, Volume 1 of The Tree Of Life, so go through it we shall. In the Name of Jesus we could do all things.

 

So we're on the left side of the board. You've seen this before. I've been having it on the board since Part 20 or 21. We see that Binah's four letters, YHVH, have now been divided in half. Initially, the first three letters, YHV, are in Binah and the final H is SaG 63. But we see that Tevunah is descending into Ze'ir Anpin (that's down here at the bottom) and this line here is the curtain. So we've gone through a whole elaborate mechanism of splitting up all of the four letters of Binah's Holy Name into insides and outsides. We have sent the outside of five parts of Tevunah down through the curtain, into Adam Kadmon's nose. Ze'ir Anpin is Adam Kadmon's nose. When that five parts of the outside of that final H went down into Adam Kadmon's nose, everything above moved down. This is the V of Binah. Remember Binah was YHV and Tevunah was the final H. So the V of Binah moved down into the place where Tevunah is. So we now see that Binah is just Y and H and Tevunah is V and H. Did anybody not follow me?

 

If anyone listening to this message needs more help understanding that, we have it expanded and explained more fully in drawing #1 of A Look At Kabbalah, Part 27. Drawing 1b shows you how Binah was originally Y, H and V and Tevunah was H and then the V moved down. So Binah is now Y and H and Tevunah is V and H. The reason that V moved down is why? The V immigrated or migrated from Binah into Tevunah. The reason why is that 5 parts of the outside of Tevunah pierced through the curtain and went down into Ze'ir Anpin, which is Adam Kadmon's nose and everything else moved down. If I had the ability to put my foot through this floor, if I could put my feet through this floor up to my knees, my whole body would move down and where my head is right now, it would probably be down where my chest is right now. So 5 parts of Tevunah was given to Ze'ir Anpin and the rest of Binah moved down. The V of Binah was acquired by Tevunah. Is everybody okay?

 

So we've gone through some elaborate explanations of how an inside cannot exist without an outside. The outside is the vessel. The outside can exist without an inside. You can have a cup with nothing in the cup, but you cannot have tea without the cup because the tea would just spread out on the floor and you wouldn't have what we know to be tea anymore. It would just be liquid lying all over the floor. So as everything moved down, as the outside of the H (5) of Tevunah moved down, we saw that the inside of the H (5) was left alone and therefore started to draw down unto herself elements of the outside of the H (10) above her and everything moved down. So what we're up to today is this element in the middle of the board that shows V with a numerical value of 10 and it shows a 2 inside and a 2 outside. This complicated diagram right here, which I have redrawn for you on the right side of the board (actually this should be a 1b) I have redrawn it for you over here on the right side of the board because it's a very complicated issue and I hope to give you some understanding concerning it today. We know that the numerical value of Vav is 13. Right here, back on the left side of the board, we see the outside of the Vav has a numerical value of 13. But when we look over here on the right side of the board, when we look at the inside of the Vav, it no longer has a numerical value of 13. It now has a numerical value of 10. The Vav has lost 3 parts and the question is what happened to those 3 parts?

 

But before I go on and explain that to you, let's read what's underneath the diagram on the right side of the board. What we've been doing all along is the outside keeps coming down. When the outside of the H (5) went down into Ze'ir Anpin, the outside of the H (10) came down and satisfied the inside of the H (5). Then the inside of the H (10) was all alone, so the outside of the Vav (13) came down and satisfied the inside of the H (10). So we see two times now, the inside was left alone. Do you see that the inside of the H (5) was left alone, that was satisfied by the outside of the H (10)? Can you see this? Then above, the inside of the H (10) was left alone and was satisfied by the outside of the Vav (13). So two times we see an inside left alone and satisfied by the outside of that which is above it. Two times, with the H (5) and with the H (10) the inside was left alone, but was satisfied by the outside of that which was above it. Are you following me? But when we come to the inside of what was Vav (13) we would expect the whole outside of what was above it to come down.

 

Would you expect the whole outside of what was above it to come down? Can you understand that it happened twice? The inside of the H (5) and the inside of the H (10) was satisfied because it drew down the outside of that which was above it. Can you see that? So wouldn't it be logical to expect the same thing to happen with the inside of the Vav (13)? Only that's not what happened. Something completely different happened with the inside of the Vav (13). I can't put this on this complicated board, so I'm just going to have to tell you. This H (5) plus Y (10) of Binah is above the inside of the Vav. Are you all following me? What was this originally? This is H (5) plus Y (10). What was it when it was one letter? Does anyone remember?

 

COMMENT: It was Hey (15).

 

PASTOR VITALE: Yes, Hey with a numerical value of 15. The Kabbalistics broke that H (15) into a H (5) plus a Y (10) for the specific purpose of giving up two parts to complete the inside of the Vav (10). Okay, I'm not reaching you and I'm just going to keep on going until I get through to you. I'm going to say it again.

 

We had the inside of a Vav (13) over here, so I would expect the outside of whatever was above it, it was a HeY (15), I would expect the outside of the Hey (15) to come down and satisfy the inside of the Vav (10). Can anybody see that? Why would I expect that? Because it's already happened twice. But the HeY (15) cannot be divided into inside and outside because dividing a number into inside and outside really destroys the number. I'm not really quite sure what it means, but for the last five minutes or so, what I've had is an image in my mind of the issue of the stem cells that's going on in our country today. It's a big issue in Congress right now. Congress wants the President to sign legislation that would use fertilized ovum that would be discarded because they were taken for in-vitro fertilization and not used. Congress wants to take these fertilized ovum and do experiments on the stem cell, which is a part of the ovum, which experiments will kill the life because that is a fertilized egg. So if we would take the outside of that HeY (15) we would destroy the HeY (15). Everybody following me?

 

We cannot divide the HeY (15) into inside and outside. It would destroy it. I'm sorry, it's not that it would destroy it; it just can't be done. It simply cannot be done. Here are the reasons that it can't be done. We have a Y and a H that are left in Binah. We're talking about the H of Binah. So let's start with the Y. The Y is Chokhmah, which is wisdom. Y is also the water which is the supernal sea of light. You know Satan is the sea down here, but there's a supernal sea of light which is above. Y and H signify Abba ( Father) and Imma (mother) the inseparable married couple. You cannot take the outside of the HeY (15) because that belongs to the Y. They're inseparably married. To take the outside of that HeY (15) would be to alter the marriage between the Y and the H and that cannot be done. They are an inseparable married couple. Y is attached permanently to Keter and Keter is typified by the tip of the Y. We don't even have Keter on the board. Keter is very very high. Y is permanently attached to Keter who the Ayn Sof flows into eternally. So we cannot divide the first H, of the Y of Binah. It cannot be divided. Yet we have the inside of the Vav (10) which is alone and an inside cannot be alone. We have to get a husband or an outside for the inside of this vav (10). Is anybody not following me? I don't want to go on unless you're following me. Is everybody okay?

 

We have the inside of a Vav (13) and you cannot have an inside alone. We cannot take the outside of the HeY (15) because that will break up this permanent marriage between Y and H which is connected to the Ayn Sof. So we have a problem. We need a husband for this Vav (13). Is everybody okay now? Now I'm going to teach you tonight the Kabbalist's solution to this problem. They broke down the Hey (15) into a H (5) and a Y (10). They broke them down into what I call simple letters. This is my word, I don't know what the Kabbalists would say. The H that has a numerical value of 15 is the H that is spelled out, HeY. That to me is a complex letter. They broke it down into a simple H and a simple Y. H is the 5th letter of the Hebrew alphabet and Y is the 10th letter of the Hebrew alphabet; simple letters. The H that has a numerical value of 15 is the H that is spelled out numerical Hey. Heh has a numerical value of 10 and Y has a numerical value of 10. Is everybody following me? So they broke that Hey 15 down into two simple letters for the specific purpose of borrowing two parts of the Y (10). I don't know if borrowing is an accurate word, but that's the word the Lord gave me.

 

Now we have to take this by faith because it'sability to bring forth light. Is everybody following me?

 

So we see that this emptiness, the 8 parts of the inside of the Vav, are going to be satisfied by light that comes forth from the outside of the Y (10). Can you hear that? Light is going to shine forth from these 2 parts. See these 2 parts of the outside of the Y (10) in drawing 2a? There's 2 parts of the outside of the Y (10) and 10 parts of the inside of the Vav (10). Out of these 2 parts of the outside is going to flow forth light. Light is coming forth from the Y that came down from Binah. We're on drawing 2b, the second section. I guess I just told you this. Roots of light emanate from the 2 parts of the outside of the Y (10) and fill the vessel, which is the remaining 8 parts of the Vav (13). What's left of this vessel, Vav, 8, becomes a vessel filled with light. In the third part of 2b, I'm showing you only the upper part of the 2 parts of the Y (10). In 2a you see there are 2 parts to the outside of Y (10) that came down. I just broke it up. I broke up these 2 parts of the outside of the Y (10). Over here in 2b, part 2, I just drew outside 1 part, two times. I marked one the upper part and the other the lower part. Can you see that? Now roots of light emanate from 2 parts of the outside of the Y (10) and fill the vessel. That's the 8 parts that's left of the Vav, 8. It becomes a vessel filled with light. In part 3 of drawing 2b, I'm showing you just the upper single part of the outside. I'm showing you that the light from the upper part of the outside of the 2 parts that came down from the Y (10) just the upper part, which has a value of 1, I'm showing it to you in part 3 of drawing 2b. That upper part is filling 7 parts of the Vav, 8, with light. This is getting so complicated and I think I'm losing you all.

 

I'd like to get through it once if I can and then we'll leave this on the board and go over it again Sunday night. Drawing 2b, part 2, these 2 parts of the outside of the Y (10) that came down, I've split them up into 2 single parts. In drawing #3 I'm showing you just the upper part, just the one of the 2 parts that came down from the Y (10) that have become the roots of light and light is shining down from this upper part, this upper of the 2 parts that came down from the Y (10) and filling the vessel of Vav 8, filling 7 parts of the vessel with light. Light emanates from the upper part of the outside of the Y (10) and flows as far as 7 parts of the Vav 8, and this represents the zayin which has a numerical value of the word, ozen (ear). I'm going to comment on this part 4 and I'm going to let you go because I'm losing you all. In part 4 of drawing 2b I show you the lower part of the 2 parts that came down from the Y (10) and that single part of the Y (10) shines light through the whole 8 parts of the inside of the Vav 8. You're all looking at me. The 8th part of the Vav 8 (that's this section over here) this is the 8th part of the Vav 8. This contains light only from the lower part of the outside of the Y (10). In other words, you see this upper part of the outside of the Y (10) the light that comes from this, see I have a blank space over here for it. The light that comes from the upper part of the outside of the Y (10) does not reach down into this 8th part of the Vav 8. I think we're going to call it quits for tonight. I don't know whether we'll pick up on this tape or we'll start a new message when we get here Sunday night because I'm just losing you all. We'll try it again, Okay? Goodnight.

 

Praise the Lord. This is a new meeting. This is 3 days later since I preached what you heard on this message. We are finishing up drawing #2 concerning this message. We will end after I explain the drawing #2 which is broken up into 2a and 2b. Let me just remind all of you here that 2b starts over here. Those of you who have notes, the drawings are in the right order, but on the board I have it a little backwards. So I'm just reminding everybody here that this is 2 (1) and 2 (2) and 2 (3) and 2 (4). Is everybody okay? On 2a I have a drawing on the board. It's a difficult aspect of the descent of Tevunah. I remind you that Tevunah descends into Ze'ir Anpin, which is Adam Kadmon's nose. Tevunah, which is the Malkhut of Binah, gives of herself into the world below What she gives of herself is 5 parts of her 15 parts which is the numerical value of the last H of Binah. Tevunah is the Malkhut of Binah and that is represented by the second H of the Holy Name and that H has a numerical value of 15 and is the Holy Name associated with Binah. Therefore as Tevunah gives 5 parts of herself to Ze'ir Anpin, Tevunah then starts drawing from the strength above her to maintain her own integrity. What does that mean? Well, we're at the beginning of these numerical gyrations that we've been going through here, known as gematria to the Kabbalists. Again I'm not disrespecting them, it's just mind boggling to me. Tevunah starts out with a numerical value of 15 and ultimately expands to a numerical value of 63. Why? Because the Kabbalists tell us that Tevunah is SaG 63. Therefore, we are doing some proof texts.

 

We have been doing this for weeks now, proof texts, numerology, proof numerology, to show how what starts out to be 15 can really be 63, which makes no sense to the rational mind at all. But we're told that Tevunah has a numerical value of 63. It starts out with a numerical value of 15, gives 5 parts of its numerical value to Ze'ir Anpin and then the remaining 10 increases to what number? Does anybody remember? It increases to number 58. That numerical value of 10, which is 2/3's of Tevunah that remains above the line, above what line? Above the line that divides Adam Kadmon's ears from Adam Kadmon's nose. That numerical value of 10 increases to 58 and 58 plus the 5 parts that go below the line is 63. So this is just trying to bring you into this message so you can understand what I'm saying. So in order for that numerical value of 10 to become 58, we have a series of expansions. The Heh (10) expands and the Vav (13) which is initially with Binah expands. Does anybody remember how many parts we took from Binah above? Now remember Binah was the Y H. Now remember we're dealing with the 4 letters of the Tetragrammaton. Binah was the Y H. The Vav (13) went down to Tevunah and the second H of the Tetragrammaton was Tevunah. So we have remaining above the first 2 letters, the Y and the H and that's called Binah.

 

Does anybody remember how many parts of Binah we took down into Tevunah? Where did these 2 parts come from? I'm pointing at drawing 2a now and I'm pointing at the 2 that says inside and then there's a 2 that says outside. Where did that come from?

 

COMMENT: That came from the Hey (15). The 10 of the 15 went into 2 parts.

 

PASTOR VITALE: From where? Can you tell us the name of the letter?

 

COMMENT: From the first H of the Tetragrammaton. The H was 15, a 5 and a 10 and 2 parts were taken from the 10 and brought down. That's the outside and the inside.

 

PASTOR VITALE: Okay, that's very good. Just to clarify for everybody else, the first two letters of the Tetragrammaton of the Holy Name SaG 63 cannot be separated, but we took 2 parts and divided that second H into a 5 and a 10. It was an Hey with a numerical value of 15 and we broke it down into a H (5) and a Y (10) and took 2 of those parts to satisfy the inside of the Vav 10 because the outside of the Vav 10 had gone down to satisfy the inside of the Heh (10). Now I don't have it on the board, so if I'm confusing you, I'm sorry. I'm just going to go on. This is what we're up to. We're up to this unusual drawing compared to everything else that we're doing.

 

Drawing 2a shows the inside of the Vav 10 that remains alone because the outside of the Vav (13) went down to satisfy the inside of the Heh (10) and then we took 3 parts of the Vav (13) and got rid of it. So the Vav (13) became a Vav 10. I'm going to review what we did with it later. I'm just showing you that we have a Vav 10 here because the numerical value of Vav is 13, but we took 3 parts of that 13 and got rid of it. Is everybody okay? We got rid of it. Now when we took the 2 parts of the Y (10) we took both the inside and the outside. Why? Does anybody remember why? All the other times we were just taking the outside because you cannot divide those first 2 letters of the Tetragrammaton into inside and outside. You can't divide them and you can't separate them. They're eternal. They're immortal. We're playing with the second 2 letters of the Tetragrammaton, the V and the second H. We're expanding it, we're chopping it, we're breaking it into inside and outside. But those first 2 letters Y H sometimes called YaH, sometimes they add a little a in it and say YaH, the Holy Name of God. You can't divide that into inside and outside. You can't separate the Y from the H; that's immortality. So when we borrow 2 parts from the Y, we had to take both the inside and the outside, 2 parts, both the inside and the outside, we had to take 2 whole parts out of that 10 because you can't divide a Y into inside and outside. Y signifies Chokhmah and it's a high letter.

 

So we have 2 parts of the outside of the Y that are going to satisfy 2 parts of the inside of the Vav 10. 2 parts of the outside of the Y will satisfy 2 parts of the inside of the Vav 10. So we have 8 parts left over. Is everybody following me? There's 8 parts that we don't know why they're there and we have to do something with them. Now we also have another problem. 2 parts of the inside of the Y came down also. We don't need it. It just came down because we couldn't separate it. We couldn't take the outside without the inside. So we have 3 parts of the Vav 10 that we threw away or pushed to the side and 2 parts of the inside of the Y 10 that we don't need. So we're going to satisfy these 3 parts of the Y 10 by using it to enclothe the 2 parts of the inside of the Y 10. We're going to combine the two parts of the inside of the Y 10 with the 3 parts of the inside of the Vav (13) that we pushed to the side for a numerical value of 5. Now we're told that this 2 plus 3 equals 5 and this whole geometrical area that it represents is neither Binah nor Tevunah. Now I didn't read this in any of the books, but I do see that the 3 comes from an inside and the 2 comes from an inside. That means we have a numerical value of 5 representing an inside without a vessel. So that may have something to do with it. But it's neither Binah nor Tevunah. It's excess. We're told in our textbook, The Tree Of Life, that this excess is called surrounding light.

 

Do you remember me teaching you that everything is light? The Ayn Sof is all Light and everything that comes out of it is Light. So we have vessels of Light and then we have inner light that fills the vessels. Does anybody remember me telling you what happens when the light pours into the vessels and there's more light than the vessel can handle? What happens to the excess light?

 

COMMENT: It breaks the vessel and goes outside the vessel.

 

PASTOR VITALE: Okay, yes and no. That's what happened at the beginning when Adam Kadmon was configured in a straight vertical line from top to bottom. The vessels couldn't contain the light and they broke. But then that light was reconfigured into Adam Kadmon as a human with 3 vessels or 3 Spheres on each side and 4 down the middle. Since that reconfiguration, the vessels do not break when the light is poured into them. But the second part of what you said was right. That light which cannot fit into the vessel merely hovers around the vessel and there's a name for that light. It's called surrounding light. So the Light of the Ayn Sof pours into the vessels. The Light that is contained by the vessel is called inner light. It's called inner light. The light that spills over and hovers (some people might call it an aura) around the outside is called surrounding light. So surrounding light is excess light, but excess doesn't mean that it's not used. It's just in a different configuration. It's not inside the vessel, it's outside the vessel.

 

That's what these 5 parts are, the inside of the 2 parts of the Y 10 that came down and 3 parts of the inside of the Vav 10 that are excess. Therefore, they become surrounding light. The Tree Of Life tells us that this excess light becomes the surrounding light of the whole Tevunah. It overshadows the whole Tevunah. Is everybody okay? Please tell me because I'll say it as much as I have to. The 2 parts of the inside of the Y 10 is excess. The 3 over here was taken from the Vav (13). We only have Vav 10 now as the inside of Vav and these 3 parts were pushed aside as excess. So we have 3 parts from the inside of the Vav 10 and 2 parts from the inside of the Y (10) and they are neither Binah nor Tevunah. They are surrounding light because they didn't fit into the vessels. When we talk about inside and outside (to be honest with you, at the moment) I don't know whether the inside or the outside is considered the vessel. But when we talk about inside and outside in Tevunah, we're talking about vessels and the light contained in them. Here we have more light than the vessel can hold. So it's spilled to the outside and becomes the surrounding light. You might call it an aura of the whole Tevunah. Over here we have 2 parts of the outside of the Yod (10) and 10 parts of the inside of the Yod (10) so we only need 2 parts of the Vav 10. If I just said Yod (10) that was a mistake. We only need 2 parts of the Vav 10 to be satisfied by the 2 parts of the outside of the Y (10) so we have 8 parts left over. We only need 2 parts of this Vav 10 to marry the 2 parts of the outside of the Yod (10) so we have 8 parts left over. Is everybody okay? Are you following me?

 

I'll just read you my notes here as we move on. The inside of the Vav (13) gives up 3 of her parts to enclothe the outside of the 2 parts of the Yod (10) that came down. Now if everybody is okay, that's like the end of that section of this explanation. What we're going to do now is talk about what happens to these 8 parts that are left over. They're not excess. They're going to fill a vessel. Before I start telling you about what happens to the 8 parts, if you have your notes from this message, I had it on the board that whole column of Binah with Tevunah and I showed you that the numerical value of the expanded Heh (10) plus the Vav (13) equals 58. That number 58 is the numerical value of ear. The Hebrew word for ear is ozen. Ear has to do with Binah, which is understanding. So one of the proofs that are coming forth in all of this numerical manipulation is that Binah is in Tevunah and Tevunah is in Binah. Why do we have to know this? I don't know. But I did read recently in one of my books on Kabbalah, that by the time you get to the third volume of The Tree Of Life, which we can only get to if God helps us because it's not translated. Maybe He'll give us a book on it. Possibly someone will have written about it, although not translated it. The author of the book, Chayyim Vital, actually applies all of this difficult work that we're doing here, he actually applies it to something in the natural world. I can't wait to see this. It'sl okay with this? Drawing #3 is on the board and I've drawn what is suppose to be two measuring cups. This is a demonstration of the spiritual principle that the laws that we call physical laws in this world are the exact opposite in the spiritual plane. I have a picture of two measuring cups. The first one shows the measuring cup in the spiritual world and both measuring cups are 8 ounce measuring cups. Both are filled with 7 ounces of liquid. Measuring a cup in this world, we see that if we're pouring water from a bottle, the lowest ounce is the first one that fills and it's the top ounce that is empty. So we see that in our physical world we have a measuring cup and at the bottom of the cup we see one ounce and at the very top of the cup we see the 8 ounce mark. We fill a measuring cup by pouring the water from a bottle into the measuring cup. The lowest ounce is filled and as we continue to pour water in, the cup fills up and a measuring cup in this world that only contains 7 ounces has the top ounce unfilled.

 

The reason for this is that the physical laws of this world say or declare that everything that pours out from above (the bottle of water is pouring out from above) everything that pours out from above empties itself out completely. When the water pours out of the bottle and fills the cup, the water is no longer in the bottle. That's the physical laws of this world. Everything that pours out from above empties itself out completely into the vessel below. Nothing remains in the bottle above after you pour the liquid into the measuring cup below. But in the spirit world, at least in God's world, in the world of God which is right now, Jesus Christ is His representative to us. We see that the measuring cup is upside down and that ounce number 1 is at the top and ounce number 8 is at the bottom. When spiritual emanations pour down from above, the lowest ounce is not filled first. The highest ounce, the ounce highest to heaven, if you want to say it that way, the ounce highest to the upper Sefirot fills first. That would be the top ounce of the cup. In this world that's impossible. How could you fill the 8th ounce of the cup and not fill what's underneath it? But in the spiritual world that's how it works. So if we have 7 ounces of fluid or emanations of the glory of God in an 8 ounce spiritual cup. The section of the cup that won't be filled, is not at the top of the cup, but it's at the bottom of the cup. Everything is upside down and backwards. Are you following me?

 

So in the spiritual world, everything that is above pours out of itself, but the essence of that which is poured out remains above in its place. In the spiritual world, when the Sefirot of God, which are the vehicles for transporting the glory of God amongst themselves and to mankind and to the whole world, when that glory pours out, it does not diminish itself because the emanations are eternal. As long as the connections are all open, as long as the channels are all open, you cannot pour out infinity and the Ayn Sof is infinity. There is no end to Him. So He pours out and He pours out and He pours out. He pours out into Keter and Keter pours out into Chokhmah and Chokhmah pours out into Binah and that's the head of the body, Keter, Chokhmah and Binah. Those three Sefirot are connected to the Ayn Sof and cannot separated. That which is below Binah is considered finite in comparison to the head. That is Ze'ir Anpin underneath. Of course, we are down at the very bottom. When the higher Sefirot pour into us, as long as the channels are open, there's no end to the emanations. The only problem we run into is that the channels can get clogged up because of what? Yes, because of sin. But there is no end to the pouring out of God. So He pours out and He pours out and pours out and He is still completely filled. Keter is still completely filled. Chokhmah is still completely filled. Binah is still completely filled and pouring out and pouring out and pouring out.

 

As I was drawing this board for you, it occurred to me that this is the source of one of the major doctrinal errors in the church today. I haven't really talked about this in a long time, but you may have heard it preached and this message is in the kingdom church, that God has completely poured out of Himself and now everything is in us. God help us if that were true. I've actually heard this preached. All of the power and glory of God has been given unto man and it's all in our hands. Heaven forbid, but it is the message that is being preached. To me, as I wrote up this board, I see how that is obviously a message of the carnal mind because that's the laws of this world. You empty something out, you pour it into another place and that which is poured out is transferred, but this is not the law of the kingdom of heaven, which is above and above the kingdom of heaven, the glory of God. This is not true, because to say that is to say that God is not an infinite God. Christian preachers are preaching all this stuff. What has happened in the church is that the famine of the word is full well in progress. The average Christian doesn't know it, but the preachers know that there's a famine for the word and they have gone digging in occult sources. They've gone digging in the Kabbalah, which I really can't call the Kabbalah occult, but you can't just go digging in the Kabbalah with your carnal mind.

 

A lot of preachers today have gone digging in the Kabbalah with their carnal mind and they've come up with these doctrines which are occult doctrines because it's not the truth of God. To go delving into spiritual doctrine without first having a working knowledge of the Doctrine of Christ and putting that knowledge into practice, which means dealing with your sin nature, to do that is spiritual death and it's spreading through the body of Christ like a leprosy. False doctrine has entered into the church because of the greed of the preachers or the ignorance of the preachers, who are hungry for the revelational word. Many of them have had the Doctrine of Christ sent to them and they have rejected it. Others are just following in other people's footsteps. But the bottom line, no matter how you want to put it, is that the headship of the church today is in deep sin in the doctrinal area. Many in the church are following after them, but we believe that Jesus will appear suddenly and save His church, Lord willing. It will not be pretty. I thank God for what He is giving us here. Any questions or comments on drawing #3?

 

11/27/01mjs

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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