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We are starting with I Kings 16:29, “And in the thirty and eighth year of Asa, king of Judah began Ahab, the son of Omri, to reign over Israel, and Ahab the son Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria twenty and two years. And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the Lord above all that were before him. And it came to pass that as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal, king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal and worshiped him.”
The worst possible thing that we could do is to worship our carnal mind, and what is worship? Worship is submission, brethren, the true worship is submission. First of all, we are all kings and priests in this New Covenant. We are kings and priests of the Lord Jesus, and we can do all kinds of evil, but the worst possible things we could do is to worship, or to submit to, or to obey our carnal mind when Christ Jesus is speaking to us to do otherwise. The problem that we run into is that our carnal mind makes us deaf to the voice of the Lord.
Nevertheless, the Lord requires us to test every spirit, to consider everything that is said to us, put it before Him and have an open heart for correction. The problem is that, frequently, we get deceived. We think we have an open heart for correction, but we do not. There is nothing left for the Lord to do but to execute a judgment on us that will get our attention, that will bring us to the point where we will say, “Lord what have we done wrong? I am walking with you, I am serving you, how can this trouble come upon me?”
Unfortunately, with most of us that is the only way to go, but we can pray everyday that the Lord opens our ears to hear correction and to recognize that we have done wrong, so that our judgments could be minimal. Of course, your words are one thing. You have to be speaking the truth from your heart, and that is between you and God. Look at your life and you will know whether you are walking in truth, or you are walking in self-deception.
Ahab married his carnal mind. Then we go down to the beginning of Chapter 17, and all of a sudden Elijah appears on the scene, Elijah representing the man of God. Brethren, the Lord will send a man of God into your life, He will do everything He can to help you before judgment falls. He will send a prophet, He will send a man of truth, He will send you the information from many, many sources, but when there is nothing left to do, the man of God will do the right thing, and the right thing is to execute the judgments of God, to override his own personal feelings for the person, and to execute the judgments of God because, brethren, this is true love.
To execute the judgments of God, when you have done everything you could, and the Lord has done everything He could to bring the person back to the truth of Jesus Christ. I am not talking about strangers. I am talking about a man of God that is sent to a disciple, a man of God that the Lord has assigned to a disciple, and that disciple is assigned to the man of God.
When there is nothing left to do to help that disciple, because they are determined to do what they want to do, even though the Lord is telling them not to do it, the man of God then has to decide whether to yield to his own emotions and not want to hurt the person, or to execute the appropriate judgment as the Lord leads him. In the day that you follow after your emotions, you lose your office of God, and this is the substance and the essence of executing righteous judgment.
If you want to be a son of God, you must be prepared to do the right thing, putting all emotional reasoning aside. We see that Elijah appears on the scene. “And Elijah, the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, as the Lord God of Israel liveth before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years but according to my word.”
This may be hard to understand, but the fact that Elijah appears means that the Living God is with Ahab, loves Ahab, sends a prophet to him, did not turn him over to Satan, sent a prophet to him. I want to suggest to you that for Elijah to be saying to Ahab, to be executing judgment on Ahab, that Ahab had been spoken to by many other minor prophets, or other believers had been sent to Ahab, that the Lord had reached out to him over a long period of time before Elijah would say to him or would pronounce such a judgment on him. “As the Lord God of Israel liveth before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.”
Relating that to what we have been learning in Kabbalah, what that says to me is that the anointing that comes down from heaven, and who is heaven? Heaven, according to Kabbalah, is the heavenly man, Ze'ir Anpin. Ze'ir Anpin and specifically through Ze'ir Anpin's Yesod, the rain, or the anointing, or the emanations from the head, which is Keter, the thoughts of God, Chokmah, the wisdom of God, and Binah, the understanding of God, the emanations from those high places channel down to the man in the earth, the receptacle part of us that catches the rain.
Does anybody know what that is? It is called Nukva, the female. When Elijah said, “It is not going to rain, or you are not going to have dew,” I do not know whether this happened in the natural or not. I honestly do not know, and from where I am coming from these days, it does not matter to me either way.
My understanding is that the spiritual reality always manifests in the natural, but exactly how the spiritual reality manifested in the natural, I do not know. Someday if the Lord wants to tell me, I would be interested to understand it, but I am most interested in following after the course of study that the Lord places me upon, and we cannot do everything at once.
Right now, we are dealing with the spiritual aspects of our existence, and we are trying to deal with the spiritual aspects of our existence before disaster manifests in the natural. Do you all understand that as the Lord is training us, we can deal with problems before they ever manifests in the natural? Deal with your sin before you get sick. Deal with your ungodly relationships with people before it manifests into a physical disaster, a broken relationship, or whatever, a loss of a job, or whatever else, follow through from that broken relationship.
This is a great blessing to have someone tell us that we did something wrong, and to have the opportunity to fix it before heavy judgment falls, sickness or death, or financial disaster. If we only have the mind of Christ, and if we only thought with the mind of Christ, we would be begging qualified people to show us our errors instead of hating them when they do it and rebelling against them.
The Lord God sent Elijah the Tishbite to say, “Look, I am cutting off the higher emanations from you. You cannot be married to your carnal mind and receiving the power of God.” Brethren, let us relate this to the Doctrine of Christ. This is just another way of saying that you cannot be a son of God, and have your Fiery Serpent married to Leviathan, who is married to the Dragon, meaning that you cannot be a manifestation of Pharaoh and call yourself a son of God.
Pharaoh is the entity that is formed or comes into existence when the Fiery Serpent ascends and marries Leviathan, and then Leviathan ascends and marries the Dragon. The three together form a new entity called Pharaoh, who puts Christ in bondage in the individual. You cannot be in that condition and call yourself a son of God.
One of two things is going to happen. Christ is going to die, and you will be a daughter of the Dragon or the Lord Jesus, or if this is the Old Testament, the Living God is going to send a prophet to execute judgment upon Pharaoh, and Christ, or in the Old Testament it would not be Christ, Adam in the Old Testament will be liberated from bondage. It is going to be one way or the other, there are no two ways about this.
Elijah, the Tishbite, said to Ahab, “Hey buddy, you better repent, and I have talked to you, the Lord has talked to you, and you have not repented, the first step of judgment against you is that the higher emanations are ceasing.” You cannot be a manifestation of Pharaoh and expect the Living God to give you the power to be Pharaoh.
The cessation of the higher emanations is the beginning of the retrieval of God's power from your ungodly self. Pharaoh cannot continue to exist without power. She is an unending source of power, and Pharaoh came into existence in you, because you were collecting the emanations, the powers of the higher aspects of the godhead, and letting them be formed, or using them to form them into an ungodly manifestation of the Dragon.
“I am cutting you off, no more power,” and although it does not say it right here, the next step is, “I will go to war with the Pharaoh that you have formed within you, and I will bring him down, I will break him and I will break his power without hands.” The word of the Lord came unto him saying, “Get thee hence and turn thee eastward and hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan.” What is that all about?
If God sent Elijah to pronounce a word which some people would call a curse upon Ahab, and the next thing that we hear is that the word of the Lord said to Elijah, “You better go hide, there is going to be retaliation. Pharaoh is now possessing this man, and he is not willing to yield to your warning, or your judgment, and in an attempt to nullify your judgment, Elijah, Pharaoh within Ahab is going to try to kill you, because Ahab at this point is very carnal, and does not understand that even if he kills you, the word of the Lord will still come to pass, because it is not you that has pronounced judgment upon him, but Me.”
I want to tell you myself that I experienced this, and I have experienced this at the hands of many people, I give them the word of the Lord, and they try to kill me. It does not do you any good to kill me, I am just the spokesperson, I am just the parrot that speaks the word, but because of your ignorance, and because of your rebellion, you are blinded to the truth that the word of the Lord manifests through a mortal man.
The word of the Lord is telling Elijah to hide. Verse 5, “So he went and did according unto the word of the Lord, but he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan and the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the evening, and he drank of the brook.” I am just going to be commenting on the verses that are appropriate to the message that the Lord is bringing forth today.
“And it came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land. And the word of the Lord came unto him saying, Arise and get thee to Zarephath which belongeth to Zidon and dwell there.” That is very interesting. I do not have an Interlinear Text before me, but I have a problem believing this is all about Elijah, I would be more inclined to say that the brook dried up within Ahab, because there had been no rain. Why would the brook dry up in Elijah?
Of course, the Scripture is written in the parable form, and this parable makes it sound like there was no rain over the whole land of Israel. That may or may not have been true, but when I look at it, it seems to me that the brook dried up within Ahab, and then at that point, the word of the Lord came unto Elijah saying, “Arise and get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there.”
What does that mean? The judgment came to pass upon Ahab, and Elijah received a new assignment. Of course, also, “Thou shalt go to the brook, and I commanded the ravens to feed thee,” that could also have been a replenishing experience. When you deliver the word of the Lord to a rebellious person who is manifesting Pharaoh, and who is ready to kill you for telling them the truth, it takes your energy.
I am not looking at the Interlinear Text, I am just going “off the hoof” here, and it is very possible that Elijah did not even go into hiding because of retaliation, but he went into a secret place to be revitalized and, possibly, to protect against retaliation also.
We see that Elijah has a new assignment now, “Get thee to Zarephath, and you will meet a widow woman.” We are really relating this message today to a particular person whose name I will not put on the tape, and I want to suggest to you that every aspect of these next few chapters that we will read has to do with different manifestations, or different aspects of the same person.
At the beginning, we see that Pharaoh came under attack, Pharaoh's energy source was shut down by the word of the prophet Elijah. The next step is that the brook dried up, Pharaoh does not have any energy source. Let us draw some conclusions here. Pharaoh died, and the personality that Pharaoh was manifesting in became a widow woman.
Is everybody okay? First we are dealing with the person whose carnal mind is so ascended that that person is a manifestation of Pharaoh, the power of Pharaoh is broken, and now we are dealing with the widow, because Pharaoh died.
We are dealing with the same person who was Pharaoh, and is now a widow. Is everybody okay with that? Because Pharaoh, as I explained earlier, the manifestation of the Fiery Serpent, Leviathan, and the Dragon, coming together as one entity called Pharaoh is married to the personality. Pharaoh is destroyed, and now we are dealing with the widowed personality. The King James translation relates it as a parable.
We are dealing on the level of mysteries. I do not know about mysteries, but we are on a deeper level. The Lord says to Elijah, “Well, I killed Pharaoh, go see the widow, go see the widow woman.”
“So he arose and went to Zarephath, and when he came to the gate of the city, behold the widow woman was there gathering sticks, and he called to her saying, Fetch me I pray thee a little water in the vessel that I may drink.” All that, that means, now brethren, this is not a literal interpretation of the Scripture, this is a spiritual interpretation of the Scripture. I remind you that the Scripture is fluent, and the Lord can do anything that He wants with it. He can apply it to any situation that He wants to. The Scripture is fluent and infinite. As long as it is God, He can do anything that He wants with it.
Assuming now, for the purpose of this study, that the widow woman is the personality who was married to Pharaoh. The fact that she is gathering sticks means she is poverty stricken. She is spiritually poverty stricken, just like Lazarus and the rich man.
The rich man was rich, because he had all of the powers of the Godhead, and all the emanations of the Godhead operating in his life. It goes way beyond physical wealth. For all we know, that was just a parable, Lazarus and the rich man. The man might have still been rich, but spiritually beggarly and widowed to the point of gathering sticks. Gathering sticks for what? To make a fire to warm herself, because the higher powers of the Godhead were no longer meeting her needs.
The man, Ahab, who is arrogant when all of his needs were met had now become humbled, humbled, humbled to the point that he welcomed the man of God. “And he called the widowed woman and he said, Fetch me I pray thee a little water in a vessel, that I might drink. And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her and said, Bring me I pray thee a morsel of bread in thy hand.”
Remember for the purposes of our exhortation here, this is Ahab who has been humbled, who is honoring the prophet. In the days of the kings, the prophet was supposed to be honored and, even today, the prophets are supposed to be honored by the king. In today's world who would the king be? The king would be the head of a local ministry.
If you are a pastor over a small group of disciples or over a church, spiritually speaking, you are a king, you have a kingdom, your ministry is your kingdom. You have subjects, the members of your congregation. Spiritually speaking, this is true. If God sends a prophet into your church, this does not manifest today, I want you to know, this is not manifesting in the church world today, but the church world is not in order today. A prophet who is a true prophet of God is a higher office then the pastor of a church.
Now I am not talking about people who have the gift of prophecy, I am not talking about people who are in their carnal mind, and from time to time the Holy Spirit falls upon them and they bring forth a prophecy. I am not talking about that. I am talking about a true prophet, someone who has the heart of God whose steps are ordered by the Lord. I am not talking about someone who channels the word of the Lord.
I am talking about someone who has the mind of God, who goes where God sends them, does what God tells them to do, even if it is painful, submits themselves to all kinds of difficult situations out of service to the Lord, speaks the word of the Lord, and has a knowledge of the future of the person that he is sent to.
You do not find that in the church very often today, but the situation that I am trying to demonstrate to you is that should such a man walk into the local church, he is not recognized, but if all things were in order, the pastor of the church would recognize the higher office of the prophet.
Of course, the church is all out of order. Most of the pastors are not true pastors, because to be a true pastor you have to be manifesting the nature of Christ Jesus. The pastors today, by and large, you know if there is someone that does not fit what I am saying, then so be it. Let God be their judge, and be my judge.
They are administrators, they are under shepherds, they are care takers of little islands, little oasis' that the Lord has put up to nourish His people with the Holy Spirit. They are not the true pastors of the five‑fold ministry, and as far as someone being a true prophet, if that person is a true prophet, they would not do any damage to the church, or try to take the man's congregation away, or take an ungodly authority over the people.
The church is simply not functioning, the pastors are not really pastors. The people who think they are prophets are really not prophets. They have the gift of prophecy, and the church is almost invisible, pretty much invisible, not functioning. The truth of the matter is, if your church is in order, the prophet is a higher office than the pastor, and you are supposed to honor the prophet in your church. You are supposed to take very seriously the word that he brings to you.
We see Elijah saying to the widow, or to Ahab, who has been divorced from Pharaoh, and is lacking all spiritual power because he is been broken, Elijah says to him, “Do for me, okay, come give me water and give me bread, do something for me,” and she said, “As the Lord God liveth, I do not have anything to give you, I lost all of my power, all of my spiritual power is gone. I do not have but a handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse and behold, I am gathering two sticks that I may go in, and dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it and die.” Of course, who is her son? Her son is the Christ within her.
Brethren, this is a mystery to the church today, most of the church thinks that all you need is the Holy Spirit. No, you need Christ grafted to you. They are not the same thing, but even beyond having Christ grafted to you, once Christ is grafted to you, if He is not nourished and fed by the higher emanations from above, Christ in you will die, and you, the personality, will die. Eventually, you are going to die.
Brethren remember, in order to save this believer's life, who we are calling Ahab, the Lord God had to cut off the emanations from above, because those emanations from above were being used for evil. The emanations from above were being used to sustain, and energize, and increase the ungodly manifestation of Pharaoh in that believer, so the nourishment from above was cut off. Then Pharaoh was destroyed, and what we have left is a personality with the root of Christ, that is the son, who is starving to death, and will starve to death and will die, unless or until the emanations from above are restored, until the forces from above are turned on again.
This Scripture clearly tells us to be kind and helpful to all men, because you never know when you are entertaining an angel. An angel is not a semitransparent being with wings. An angel is a mortal man that comes in the name of the Lord.
In this case, the prophet was identified, Elijah the great prophet, but this carnal mind blinds us to all things anyway. In any event, this broken believer said, “I am going to die, I do not have anything to give you. You are the prophet of God, what do I have to give you, I lost everything!”
The prophet said to her, “For thus saith the Lord God of Israel,” Elijah said. I will read Verse 13 here. “And Elijah said unto her, fear not, go and do as you have said, but make me first a cake, make me a cake first and bring it unto me, and after you make one for yourself and your son, after that, if you feed me, for thus says the Lord God of Israel, the barrel of meal shall not wait, neither shall the cruse of oil fail until the day that the Lord sendeth rain upon the earth, until the forces from heaven are turned on again, and the emanations from Keter, wisdom, and understanding start to flow into your life again.” You have to submit to the prophet.
In some instances, on a carnal level, it may be a tithe. Some people that are struggling financially are afraid to tithe, or they believe they cannot tithe, but it goes much deeper than that.
It is talking about submission, it is talking about recognizing that God has sent someone into your life as His representative, and to have some faith and submit to that man. Submit to what, jump off the roof? No. Go into adultery? No, you do not break the word of God, you know what the law of the Lord is, but if he makes a suggestion to you, if he tells you that there is sin in your life and you cannot see it, what have you got to lose by believing it? You have lost everything already anyway, and you are going to die soon.
Everybody in this world is going die, it is just some a little sooner and some a little later, some with a little more pain and some with a little less pain. This widow woman, “She went and she did according to the saying of Elijah, and she and he and her house did eat for many days.” This could be referring to doctrine, they ate for many days. Maybe on another level, the prophet said to this widow woman, whoever you may be, this word is universal, it can be applied anywhere the Lord wants to apply it.
Maybe the submission had to do with doctrine. Maybe there is a prophet sent into your church, and you will not yield, you will not even seriously consider their word, but insists that the carnal commandment and the carnal doctrine that you have been entertaining for years must be more accurate, because how could you be wrong?
Submit to the prophet, and you will eat many days. Give up your doctrine, yield. “And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the Lord, which He spoke by Elijah. AAnd it came to pass after these things that the son of the woman, the mistress of the house fell sick, and his sickness was so sore that there was no breath left in him.” The son of the woman, the mistress of the house, so we see that there was a child present that was not the offspring of God. It was the offspring of the mistress of the house.
Brethren, everybody has a spiritual child. If your spiritual child is the offspring of the mistress of the house, it is a female and she is dead.
It is the Fiery Serpent that is Cain and Abel. It is the Fiery Serpent that is the offspring of the woman, and if that offspring is the offspring of the mistress of the house which is Leviathan, the child is dead. If the Fiery Serpent matures under the white drop of Adam Kadmon, the child is male and he lives, and that living child becomes a vehicle to receive the higher emanations.
Brethren, we inherit eternal life through the higher emanations, or the inflowing of the powers of the Glorified Jesus Christ, but there must be a cup within us, a vessel, a reservoir to catch the emanations, or they will flow over us and flow out of us, and we will continue to die.
We must have the root in us that will capture and contain the flow of the waters of life. There has to be an interaction within us. We are the meeting place where the inner light dwells, and where the light from Adam Kadmon enters in and fellowships with the inner light that dwells within us and in that flowing union. Did you ever see a fountain in a public park, the waters flow freely, and the waters recycle. That recycling will continue, will continue endlessly within us when the waters within us which are the female waters, the red drop, and the waters of the Glorified Jesus Christ, the white drop, continuously flow, a continuously flowing river where, in that condition, we have eternal life.
Yes, Jesus Christ did it all, and now with that completion that He is, He is building a receptacle in mortal man, so that we can receive all that he did and not lose it. The child died, because it was the child of the mistress of the house, Leviathan, and there was no breath of life in him. The personality was alive, but spiritually dead, and the woman was alive, but spiritually dead. And the woman said to Elijah, “What have I to do with you, O thou man of God, are you come to call my sin to remembrance and to slay my son?”
Do you hear this? “You came and you showed me my sins and the fruit of it is that my son died? I welcomed you into my house, I recognized that you were a prophet, I did what you told me, I submitted to your doctrine, I tithed to you, and I still have a dead child. My child is still dead.” I do not believe that is an accurate translation. For this exhortation anyway, I believe the child was alive and then died. The woman said to Elijah, “Where is the living child? I am saved in child bearing, where is the living child? I did everything you said, and the child is still dead. My spiritual child is still dead. I know that there is no life in me.”
Verse 19, “And he said unto her, Give me thy son, and he took him out of her bosom, and carried him up into a loft where he abode and laid him upon his own bed, and cried unto the Lord and said, O Lord my God, hast thou also brought evil upon the widow with whom I sojourn by slaying her son.”
I cannot accept that translation. This is just an exhortation today, but what did strike me in Verse 19, where it says that Elijah carried the child up to a loft where he abode, and as I was studying Kabbalah last night, I was reading about returning light, returning light. All the light, all the emanations that come down from the higher Sefirot, they return. That is a part of the recycling that I just talked to you about.
The light has to return, it has to be continuously filtered and purified and nourished. We see that Elijah abode above, and he carried him up into a loft. I believe that Elijah attached himself to the dead child of this woman, spiritually speaking, attached himself to this dead child and brought the child up, spiritually speaking, to the higher places and laid this child upon Elijah's own bed.
Elijah abode in the head. He abode with Keter, which is the thoughts of God with the wisdom of God and with the understanding of God and, brethren, when you come here and you submit to me preaching to you, and when you seriously consider when I tell you that you have done something wrong, I am bringing you up to wherever it is that I abide.
I am not bringing your carnal mind up, and I am not bringing your personality up. I am laying hold of Christ in you and bringing Christ up, and that is what Elijah did. He laid hold of the Abel part of the Fiery Serpent within this woman and carried him up to the high place. You can only bring someone up to the place where you are. You cannot bring someone up to a place that is higher than where you are. That is why you cannot stay in a church that is not growing, once you ascend to the place where the pastor is. If you are in a church where the pastor is a good person and teaching the best that he can, and he raises you up to where he is, one of two things has to happen. Either the pastor has to continue on, or you have to leave the church and go to a new teacher. If you are in a church where the preacher is growing, you just stay there as long as that teacher is higher than you.
Elijah laid hold of Abel in this woman, in this personality where Pharaoh had been broken. Let me just remind you that when Pharaoh had existed in this personality, it was Cain who was exalted. The spiritual child which is the Fiery Serpent or called the spiritual daughter is that germ seed called Cain and Abel. It is really two seeds, but two seeds that are permanently joined to one another, Cain and Abel. When Cain is exalted or when Cain is on top, Pharaoh comes into existence, and when Abel was on top of Cain, we are preaching from the Old Testament, but we are in the New Testament, Christ Jesus is exalted, and the Old Testament Adam is raised from the dead.
Pharaoh was smitten, and Cain was knocked down, because Cain had been in power through union with Leviathan and the Dragon, and now we see Elijah exalting the personality from the other side. Did I make that clear? Look, you are the Fiery Serpent, a germ seed that is good and evil, Cain and Abel. In this personality, it was Cain that was prosperous. Cain grew up, Cain matured, Cain married Leviathan who married the Dragon and Pharaoh appeared. Pharaoh was destroyed. Cain was knocked down, and became equal to Abel again, and that spiritual seed was just languishing.
Neither Abel was strong nor Cain was strong, and the personality said to Elijah, “I did everything you said, I gave you my food, I tithed, I submitted to you showing me my sins, I submitted to your doctrine, raise my child from the dead.”
Elijah laid hold of Abel within the Fiery Serpent and raised him up as high as Elijah was, and I believe Elijah was all the way up there with the I Am in the first Sefirot. “And he stretched himself upon the child three times, and cried unto the Lord and said, O Lord my God I pray thee, let this child's soul come into him again.”
To the typical Christian, you would say, “Of course, the child is dead.” Elijah is saying, “Let this soul come into him again.” To tell you the truth, I do not know what the Hebrew word is there, and I do know that there are three aspects of the soul according to Kabbalah which we are studying now.
There are three aspects to the soul, Nephesh, the animal part which, if you do not have that, you are dead. Then there is what is called the spirit, the Ruah, the human spirit, and according to Kabbalah, you can have an existence, you can be a human being or the life of humanity and not have a spirit. I do not really understand that yet, but it is the teaching of Kabbalah that while the fetus is being formed, the soul, Nephesh enters in, and the spirit, the Ruah, enters in, in the early stages of formation, and then there are three other aspects of soul.
The Neshamah which is the intellectual soul, the ability to understand doctrine like we are studying here, Chayyah which is the moral and ethical dimension, and there is Yechidah which I believe is the Lord Jesus Christ, the Glorified Jesus Christ. Yechidah meaning wholeness, He is completed.
What does this mean when Elijah says, “O Lord let the child's soul come into him again?” It cannot mean Nephesh, or the child would be dead. It either means Ruah or Neshamah, and for this kind of a message I do not think it is important. I think the only point is that this word “soul” does not mean that the child was dead. It means that, at the very least, Elijah was asking the Lord God to supply an aspect of soul that was not present and an aspect of soul that would impart spiritual life. I would be inclined to believe that he was asking for Neshamah to come into him again, the intellectual soul, the ability to understand the spiritual things of God.
Verse 22, “And the Lord heard the voice of Elijah, and the soul of the child came into him again and he revived.” Brethren, get spiritual. He revived spiritually, and my guess is this was the Neshamah which came into the child, the intellectual soul, the soul that makes you spiritual in God, in Christ. “And Elijah took the child and brought him down out of the chamber into the house and delivered him unto his mother, and Elijah said, See, thy son liveth.”
This Abel that Elijah raised up, this Abel was returning to life. He went back up into the high planes of consciousness in God, and he was raised from the dead, but he did not stay up there. Elijah brought him back down to the level that the personality was at. This personality was not prepared to have a soul that abideth continuously with the head, wisdom, understanding, and the thoughts of God.
This spiritual child was revived, to what level I do not know. My guess would be Ze'ir Anpin, the impatient one. The lower six Sefirot, loving kindness, might, strength, righteous judgment, overcoming power, the identity of Christ, which is the mind of Christ, and Yesod, the foundation that coordinates all of these aspects. I would say that Ze'ir Anpin was raised from the dead in this personality.
Verse 24, “And the woman said to Elijah, now by this I know that thou art a man of God, and that the word of the Lord in thy mouth is truth.” What does that say? It says that everything this woman did, and it does not have to be a physical woman, the personality, everything this personality did was by faith. Maybe she did not know that it was Elijah, maybe she did not recognize the man as a famous prophet, maybe in those days he was not recognized, but she believed him or something told her. She believed in faith that God had sent a prophet, and she submitted to his doctrine, and when he told her, when he revealed sin, she said, “I accept that and I will confess it as sin.”
She gave him her tithe, but she did not really, really know for sure that he was the word of the Lord to her until Christ was raised from the dead in her, until Abel was raised up. Abel was raised up. Abel is the root system of Adam. It is Adam that is raised from the dead. Abel, the root system, is quickened and Adam rises from the dead.
When that happened, she knew that this was the man of God. Brethren, we have to have faith before that. Why? Because that is what God requires of us. He does not send a prophet to you with credentials. He does not send a prophet with signs and wonders or with a business card saying, “Prophet.” He just sends the prophet. You and I, we are supposed to pray about everyone and everything that happens in our life. “Who is that person, Lord? Did you send them Lord? What do you want me to do Lord? Why are they here? Do they have something to teach me?” That is our obligation.
God does not come with signs and wonders. Jesus said to the Jews, “The only sign you are going to get is Jonah, three days and three nights in the belly of the whale. When I rise from the dead, that is the only sign you are going to get, and you will not even believe that one.”
Of course, Jesus did show them a sign and cast out demons, and they accused Him of doing it by the power of Beelzebub. You cannot convince someone that you are sent by God. They must first want to know the truth about you, and then they must turn to the Lord for their witness, and if they do not get a witness, and you are really from God, then you know that in their heart, they have not turned to God, because He would tell them the truth.
If you are the prophet sent to them, would not their own personal relationship with the Holy Spirit tell them? “Amen. That is a man of God. How come you do not know that is a man of God? How come you do not know I am there to teach you? How come you do not know I am there to help you? How come you do not know I am there to deliver you, how come you think that you are my head?” You tell me that you put me before God? You are a liar, because the Lord Jesus would not tell you that you are my head.
Chapter 18, “And it came to pass after many days, that the word of the Lord came to Elijah in the third year saying, Go show thyself to Ahab, and I will send rain upon the earth.” Of course, the way the parable goes is that this widow woman was not Ahab, and I am not arguing over the way this exhortation is coming forth. It may have been Ahab, it may not, this is the parable level of the Scripture. “Go show thyself to Ahab, and I will send rain upon the earth. And Elijah went to show himself unto Ahab, and there was a sore famine in Samaria.” We see that Elijah had been gone, and evil had fallen upon Ahab.
Look, if you would like to follow me and believe that this widow woman was Ahab, you must be saying to yourself, “Pastor Vitale, you must be wrong because here is this widow woman that was delivered and, of course, it goes without saying that when her spiritual child was risen from the dead, when Abel was quickened and Adam was raised from the dead, that all of her needs were met including her spiritual needs, her emotional needs, and her physical needs for food, etc.”
How could that happen? Then, in Chapter 18 how could it say that Elijah showed himself to Ahab, and there was a famine in the land? Because brethren, the account in the King James translation is not always in the right sequence, and this is not necessarily the fault of the King James translation.
Brethren, the Scripture is spiritual, it is spiritual, and it is laid out in a way that there is a parable type translation or four levels of translation, the parable level, the surface level, the literal level, and the sermon level. You preach on it and the mysteries. I know that when we have done translations both in the Old Testament, I have to switch these verses around, they are not in the right order.
If you want to believe that this widow woman is the broken Ahab, that is fine. If you had rather not believe it, that is fine too. Get the spiritual root of the message that I am delivering, do not be a Pharisee. There is a spiritual message here, and it is very powerful. Do not let your carnal mind cause you to focus on unimportant things. Ask the Lord to raise up the mind of Christ in you, and to give you the spiritual understanding of what is coming forth here today. Do not be deceived.
“And Elijah went to show himself unto Ahab, and there was a sore famine in Samaria, and Ahab called Obadiah, which was the governor of his house. Obadiah feared the Lord greatly.”
When Elijah came into town, Ahab called one of the residential prophets, one of the prophets that Ahab knew that was close by. “For it was so, when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the Lord, that Obadiah took a hundred prophets and hid them by fifty in a cave and fed them with bread and water. And Ahab said unto Obadiah, Go into the land unto all fountains of water, and unto all brooks, peradventure we may find grass to save the horses and mules alive, that we lose not all the beasts.”
I cannot tell from this whether Ahab went to Obadiah after he saw Elijah, or at the same time that God was sending Elijah into the land. We see that Obadiah was a governor in the house of Ahab, but we also see that when Jezebel cut off the prophets that Obadiah helped them. It could be that Ahab did not know that Obadiah had helped the prophets.
He may have done it secretly, but we see that Obadiah, this man who was faithful to God, the prophet of God, had a relationship with Ahab. This could be...if we are going to get spiritual, this could be Christ inside of Ahab. I believe that Jezebel was Ahab's carnal mind, at least on some level of interpretation of the Scripture.
“And Ahab said unto Obadiah, Go into the lands, unto all fountains of water, unto all the brooks, that we might find grass to save the horses.” What does that say to me? Go into the land? That means go into the personality, go into all of the fountains of water, that is the spiritual water he is looking for, and unto all the brooks. Does that not sound to you something like what we came up against when we did Jacob and Esau?
Esau was out there hunting, and we found out that he was astral projecting into the high realms of the spirit, from where he was gathering energy from other human beings. Remember that teaching? I know it was a while ago.
That is what this sounds like to me, that Ahab called a man that he knew to be a spiritual man, and he said to him, “Do something to bring spiritual energy, either into this country, or into me personally, because Elijah put this curse on me, and I am dying, and if it is true, the whole country is dying. Go into all of the people, go into the land, ascend into a high place, and enter into all of the brooks of all the people, and gather that energy.”
From this point of view of a translation, it sounds like it was just Ahab that was under this curse. Either that, or he was asking Obadiah to go into the spiritual beings of other people that were not in Israel. What I see here is that Ahab was asking Obadiah to do something spiritually illegal, to steal energy from other people, and we have spent quite a bit of time talking about how you steal energy from other people.
I do not really have any first-hand knowledge of how it could be done if you are actually practicing witchcraft, but we know, socially speaking, we steal energy from other people when we trick them, when we lie to them, when we blame them for something that we did, when we envy them, when we hate them, and when we relate to people in an ungodly manner.
We steal their energy, and the reason that we steal their energy is that by doing these ungodly things, we force them to respond to us, then they have to deal with us. If they fail to deal with us in a Godly manner, and they sin, then they definitely lose their energy, because we lose energy when we sin. I know that even when I do not sin, in response to someone's ungodly behavior, I actually have an awareness of having to rally myself to rise up to respond to that ungodly communication and set it straight.
It is takes my energy, but I also believe that on a witchcraft level, it is possible to just steal someone's energy without them knowing it. Of course, we had that experience here when the whole ministry was being attacked, and we were being in attacked in our sleep, sexually attacked in our sleep, and the Lord brought forth a word of knowledge that it was someone manifesting a high level of witchcraft that was stealing our energy by sexual play in the middle of the night. It was causing the whole ministry to discharge their sexual energy and somehow capture their energy and stealing it,
I do not know how to do that, but I know that if this practice, I may not be describing it exactly right, but there is practice of capturing someone else's energy through spiritual discharge. It is practiced in some levels in Hinduism, and in other religions where you find a female who is a high priestess, and what she really is a temple prostitute, and she accommodates hundreds if not thousands of men, and it is a refreshing and a renewal, because they take her energy.
When you have sexual intercourse, when a man and wife have sexual intercourse, hopefully you are doing it out of affection for one another, and it is an exchange of energy, but it could happen in marriage that the man just uses his wife, or the wife just uses her husband, and if your partner is not having a positive experience, you are stealing that person's energy. If only one person is being satisfied or being gratified in any way, even if the gratification is just feeling loved, if there is no such exchange, the person who would rather not be engaged in this activity and who is not the least bit being edified by it, is being robbed of their energy. There is no exchange.
Ahab said unto Obadiah, “Go into the land, unto all fountains of water, and unto all brooks, peradventure we may find grass to save the horses and mules alive, that we lose not all the beasts.” We did a series at the beginning years ago, when this ministry first started called “Grass,” and we found out that grass is a symbol of the life of God.
There are three different words that mean grass, and it is really talking about Abel, and Abel's ability to regenerate Adam. “...peradventure, we may find grass.” Let us raise up this Christ child, let us raise up this Abel, we want grass, we want a renewal in our spiritual life, to save the horses and the mules. That is the personality and the physical body. The jackass, I do not know what this word is in the Hebrew, but I know the jackass which I am relating to mules has to do with the personality that is married to the carnal mind, and the horse is the physical body. He is saying, “Look I am going to die, or we are going to die, if we do not get some spiritual energy here, and you are a prophet, you are a spiritual man, go steal it from somebody else.”
“So they divided the land between them to pass throughout it. Ahab went one way by himself, and Obadiah went another way by himself, and as Obadiah was in the way, behold Elijah met him.” They went into the spirit, brethren, they had a spiritual experience. One of them, I would say Obadiah went into the righteous timeline, and Ahab went into the unrighteous timeline.
Obadiah went into the righteous timeline, and he met Elijah, he met him in the spirit, and he recognized him, and fell on his face, and said, “Art thou that my Lord Elijah.” We see the prophet Obadiah recognized Elijah, he knew that he met someone who was greater than he, which is a witness that Obadiah was in the mind of Christ.
“And he answered him, I am, Go tell thy Lord, behold Elijah is here. Go tell Ahab that Elijah is here.” I see the answer to my own question. Verse 2 says, “And Elijah went to show himself to Ahab,” and Verse 3 says, “And Ahab called Obadiah to get energy illegal.” We see that the time that Ahab went to make this proposal to Obadiah, he did not know that Elijah was on his way to see him.
What could we make out of this knowing that God is a good God, a God who loves us, and whose ultimate purpose for us is eternal life, whose every correction and chastisement comes out of a motive that we should live and not die? Knowing this of God, I would say the Lord sent Elijah just in time to stop Ahab and Obadiah from illegally stealing energy from other people, which would have brought curses upon Israel that might have taken years and years and years to work out.
Of course, remember also, it is true that God loves us and that he does not want us to be destroyed, but even more than that, we are the body of the Lord. He wants to appear in men, and if He gave us a just recompense for every sin that we commit in the unconscious part of our mind, He would have to destroy us completely. It is not to the Lord's advantage to destroy Israel, neither is it to the Lord's advantage to destroy His church. That would be counterproductive, because His primary goal is to prepare a people that He can occupy.
Obadiah, I do not know whether out of ignorance or for another reason, acquiesced to Ahab's suggestion that they steal energy from other people, and proceeded in the righteous timeline to do so. The Living God who knew this was going to happen had Elijah right there standing in the way saying, “What are you doing? Do not do this, go back, and go tell Ahab that Elijah is here to help him. You do not have to do that, you do not have steal people's energy.”
You do not have to be a murderer, is there not a God in Israel? Did you ever hear of the word repentance? You do not have to become a criminal. God will withhold no good thing from you. If you do not have it, it is because somehow you are not willing, or you do not understand what you are supposed to do.
Verse 9, “And he said, What have I sinned, that thou would deliverest thy servant unto the hand of Ahab, to slay me?” Obadiah's saying, “Well, I am supposed to be gathering energy for the king, Ahab, and you want me to go back to him and say, ‘No, I did not do what you told me to do, but Elijah the servant of the Lord wants to speak to you?’ The king will kill me.”
Brethren, let us bring this down to a personal experience. Do you have the nerve to tell someone that they did something wrong if God tells you to do it? Do you know what it is like to tell someone that they did something wrong when that person is all lifted up in pride and a full manifestation of Pharaoh, ready to kill you, and say, “Who do you think you are?” Obadiah did not want to do it, and I want to tell you that when God raises me up to do something like that, I do not want to do it. It is a most unpleasant experience, and it is called, “dying so that your brother can live.”
Verse 10, “As the Lord thy God liveth, there is no nation or kingdom whither my Lord hath not sent to seek thee, and when they said, He is not there, he took an oath of the kingdom and nation, that they found thee not.”
In other words, Ahab has been looking for Elijah. The reason Ahab went to Obadiah is that he could not find Elijah. Elijah cursed him, it was a legal curse, he pronounced a judgment on him. He said, “I am cutting off the emanations from above,” and the emanations were cut off and Ahab was spiritually dying, and he went into every nation saying, “Where is that prophet, I will kill him, and the emanations from above will start again.”
I mentioned this about twenty minutes or a half an hour ago. That is the carnal mind. It wants to kill the prophet and thinks that killing the prophet will nullify the prophecy. Killing the prophet does not nullify the prophecy, but this is what Ahab was trying to do.
Verse 12, “And it shall come to pass as soon as I am gone from you, Elijah, that the spirit of the Lord shall carry you wherever I know not, and so when I come and tell Ahab, and he cannot find you, he shall kill me. But I, thy servant, fear the Lord from my youth.” Obadiah does not get it that the true prophet is hidden from Pharaoh's wrath, whoever that wrath is manifesting through, and I have seen it right in this ministry, and I have seen it in New York, and I have seen it elsewhere. I have seen that threatening wrath. God will hide you from that wrath when the Lord is not willing to deal with the rebellious disciple at that time. At the time that God sends you, at the time that God says, “Go,” you go in the full armor of God, and you go with power.
Obadiah responded to Elijah with his carnal mind. He said, “Elijah, you are trying to get me killed.” Then he said, “But I thy servant fear the Lord from my youth. Was it not told my Lord what I did when Jezebel slew the prophets of the Lord, how I hid an hundred men of the Lord's prophets by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water. And now you say, Go and tell your Lord, behold Elijah is here, and he shall slay me.”
Obadiah is saying, “Look, I have served God, why are you doing this to me?” That is the same thing as God telling me, “Go tell somebody they did something wrong.” I go believing God, I go believing God that His motive is pure and that He has purified my motive and that good will come out of it. Elijah said, “As the Lord of hosts liveth, before whom I stand, I will surely show myself unto him today. So Obadiah went to meet Ahab and told him, and Ahab went to meet Elijah. And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, Are you the one that troubleth Israel? So here you are, I finally found you, the one who shut off the emanations from above.” No repentance, but blaming the prophet, the word of God for all his trouble.
Elijah said, “I have not troubled Israel, but you and your father's house, and that you have forsaken the commandments of the Lord, and that you have followed after Balaam.” What does Balaam do? Balaam had a relationship with Jehovah. Balaam said to Jehovah, “Should I make a covenant with Balak?” Jehovah said, “No,” but Balaam in his heart wanted to do what he knew was wrong. He said, “I will ask the Lord again, and he went back and he said, Can I make a covenant with Balak?” And Balaam went back, but Balaam wanted to do what was wrong. He went back to Jehovah again, and said, “Can I make a covenant with Balaam?” Jehovah said, “Do what you will, and experience the fruit of your own rebellion.” “And Balaam departed from Jehovah saying, The Lord has given me permission, it is not sin unto me.”
“Now therefore send and gather to me all Israel unto mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal, four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the groves four hundred, which eat at Jezebel's table. So Ahab sent unto all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together unto mount Carmel.”
This was a spiritual experience, brethren, I do not know how it played out, or how many prophets there were, these were all spiritual numbers. I know that Elijah came unto all the people and said, “How long hold ye between two opinions. You are still holding out against the mind of God. You asked me to grant you repentance, but you will not repent.
You still believe you are the one who is right. Even though my prophet has told you otherwise. How long will you waver between your opinion which is of the carnal mind, and the opinion of Christ which is of me. If the Lord be God, follow him, but if Balaam, follow him. And the people answered not a word.” They refused to repent.
“Then said Elijah unto the people I, even I, only remain a prophet of the Lord, but Baal's prophets are four hundred and fifty men. Let them therefore give us two bullocks and let them choose one bullock for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under it.” That is the personality, the bullock is the personality, “...and I will dress the other bullock and lay it on wood, and put no fire under it. And call ye on the name of your god, then I will call on the name of the Lord, and the God that answereth by fire, let him be the true God. And all the people answered and said, It is well spoken.”
All of the people still believed that they were right. Elijah, the prophet of God, told them they were wrong, and they stood up in a full manifestation of pride, and said, “I do not believe you, I am right.” “And Elijah said unto the prophets of Baal, Choose you one bullock for yourselves, and dress it first, for ye are many, and call on the name of your gods but put no fire under it.”
“And they took the bullock which was given unto them, and they dressed it and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal hear us, but there was no voice, nor any that answered, and they leaped upon the altar, which was made.”
That word “voice,” because according to Kabbalah, the voice comes forth from the higher realms of the spirit, and I cannot expound on that anymore right now because I have to study it further, and I just do not remember the details, but I know that word “voice” comes forth from Adam Kadmon. We are waiting for the voice of God, not only to say something, but to bring power.
“And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them and said, Cry aloud, for his is a god, either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is...” I cannot really do this without the Interlinear Text. I am not sure if this is a true translation. “...or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he is sleeping, and must be awakened. And they cried aloud, and they cut themselves after their manner with knives and lances til the blood gushed out upon them. And it came to pass when midday was passed, and they prophesied until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that there was neither voice nor any answer nor any that regarded.”
We see that the higher manifestations of the Lord, the higher emanations did not respond to this kind of pageantry, neither could the carnal mind manifest because the power of God was restraining her. And Elijah said unto the people, “Come near unto me, and all the people came near unto him, and he repaired the altar of the Lord that was broken down within their hearts.” They came near unto him.
The phrase “near unto him” means “judgment,” and they came near unto Elijah, and they must have repented, because he repaired the altar of the Lord that was broken down. That means he divorced them from their carnal mind, and he joined them to the resurrected Adam.
“And Elijah took twelve stones according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, unto whom the word of the Lord came saying, Israel shall be thy name. And with the stones he built an altar in the name of the Lord. And he made a trench about the altar, as great as would contain two measures of seed.”
I am really going to skip down here, because this is not our message, and I feel I do not have any anointing to expound on this. Of course, in Verse 40 where it says, “Elijah said unto them, take the prophets of Baal, and not let one of them escape, and they were all killed.” Of course, this is the carnal mind, this is the death of the carnal mind. I do not believe Elijah killed human beings. The false prophet is within us.
We will pick up on Verse 41. “And Elijah said unto Ahab, get thee up, eat and drink, for there is the sound of an abundance of rain.” Look at what happened here. The Lord God saw what Ahab was about to do, that he was about to commit a crime and illegally obtain spiritual energy. The Lord God sent Elijah, but there was no repentance in Ahab. Ahab said to the prophet, “You are at fault, not me, you are the one who is wrong, not me.” By a supernatural anointing, Elijah brought conviction upon the prophets of Baal, the Israelites who had given their hearts over to other gods, simply to justify their own ungodly desires and determination to do what they wanted to do, and he turned their hearts back to the Father.
The judgment does not come off of you until you repent, and it was the Lord's decision. Maybe there is something I do not understand here, but it was the Lord's decision to not let Ahab bring this terrible judgment on Israel that would have fallen on Israel if Obadiah had gone forth to steal energy from other people.
Rather than let that happen, the Lord God sent Elijah to force repentance, and as soon as the altar was restored, as soon as the ungodly relationship with their carnal mind was brought down, and they were rejoined to Jehovah, we see Elijah telling Ahab, “I hear a sound of rain, the forces of the higher energy centers, the forces of the higher sefirot are about to be released upon you and upon Israel. So Ahab went up to eat and to drink, and Elijah went up to the top of Carmel...” “Now they went up,” they ascended spiritually, “...and they cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees, and said to his servant, ‘Go up now, look towards the sea.’”
Elijah went up to the top, he ascended into the higher sefirot or the higher energy centers, and he cast himself down, he cast his personality down, and he put his face, his personality between his knees, the knees signifying the Christ mind, which means he completely covered over every aspect of his carnality, and only the Christ was functioning, and he said to his servant, “Go up now and look toward the sea. And he went up and looked and said, There is nothing. And he said, Go again seven times.”
Who is the servant? The servant is Elijah's carnality, who now is completely under the authority of the knees, which is the Christ mind, and he ascended. What this means to me is he ascended in his conscious mind, and he looked towards the sea. We now know that there is a sea beneath and a sea above, that the sea underneath is Satan, but there is a sea of light that is above.
Elijah sending forth his servant was sending forth his conscious mind, because you need your conscious mind to relate to people who were standing there in their conscious mind. He sent the conscious part of his mind up to see if the sea of light was appearing with the higher emanations on their way down to this nation of Israel, who was under severe judgment. The conscious part of him said he did not see anything. Elijah said, “Go again, seven times.”
What does that mean? I just know that seven refers to the seven lower sefirot, I know that. I know that the number seven, and the seven lower sefirot refer to the seven days of creation. Elijah said, or Adam within Elijah said to the conscious part of his mind, AGo and look for Ze'ir Anpin, the seven lower sefirot, married to Nukva. I just got it from God. Go and look for the mares.”
Ze'ir Anpin is the sixth sefirot, and Nukva is the seventh, and when Ze'ir Anpin and Nukva marry, what happens when they marry? What happens when Ze'ir Anpin and Nukva marry, does anybody remember?
That is the Sabbath day. When they come together, or when they couple, it is called the Sabbath day, and what happens on the Sabbath day? Great blessings and miracles come forth, and new souls are born, which means Christ is grafted to a lot of people. This is what is happening here.
Brethren, the miracles will come, the healing will come, our needs will be met when Christ Jesus in us which is our reservoir makes contact with the glorified Jesus Christ, and the light of the glorified Jesus Christ fills our reservoir which is Christ Jesus. That is the rain. Right now, this carnal mind stands between Christ Jesus in us and the glorified Jesus Christ, and the glorified Jesus Christ is trying to penetrate into us, and Christ in us is trying to increase into Christ Jesus and rise up, and this is the marriage that we are told about.
We are waiting for this connection to be made, and this is the latter rain. It is coming from the glorified Jesus. It is going to fill Christ Jesus, and we will become a perpetual ever‑flowing fountain of living waters, but if all you have is the Holy Spirit, you do not have a vessel, or a reservoir to contain the waters for that recycling, for that ever‑flow. This is what Elijah said to his servant, “Go up again, and wait because you are going up, you are Nukva, you are the female, go up again.”
Go up how? Ascend. How do you ascend? I do not know, read your Bible, listen to a tapes, pray, however you get Christ Jesus stirred up in you, go up, and see if the Lord Jesus, or in the Old Testament, it is the Spirit of God, or the emanations do not penetrate through your carnal mind, do not penetrate into this world, and fill you, and marry that seed in you, that reservoir in you, which in the Old Testament would be Abel.
You went up the first time, you ascended, you sang a song, you did what you had to do, and you were not filled with the spirit, well go up again! Because what you need is in this marriage which is the Sabbath day, which is the seven sefirot operating as one. That is what you need.
“And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man's hand.” That would have to be Adam Kadmon's hand, but to tell you the truth in my studies here, I have not come across any instruction on the hand according to Kabbalah, but the man is Adam Kadmon. “There ariseth a little cloud” (I do not know what that means), “out of this sea of light.” Adam Kadmon's hand is reaching down to us. Praise God.
“And he said, Go up and say unto Ahab, prepare thy chariot.” Who said, “And he said go up and say unto Ahab?” I do not know. It could be Elijah said unto Obadiah, or it could be Adam Kadmon whose hand coming down said to Elijah, “Go up and say unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot,” and we know that chariot is another word for the soul. The soul is likened to a chariot, the spirit sits in the chariot. This could be Adam Kadmon saying to Elijah, “Go tell Ahab to prepare Abel in you, because the water is about to pour down, and you have to have a vessel there to collect it.”
How do you prepare your chariot? You better get some repentance, and you better confess your sins. “So prepare thy chariot and get thee down that the rain stop thee not.” You know, if it is rain that is coming down, brethren, the whole church is praying for revival, but they do not get it, brethren.
It is not the Holy Spirit that is coming down, who is giving gifts and callings of God without repentance. It is the Spirit of Christ that is coming. He is coming with great miracle working power and with judgment. You are not getting this power without judgment. You cannot be insisting that you are right and get this power, but the power will touch you, and before it will heal you, it will bring you to the point of death, if necessary, until you repent, until your pride and rebellion are broken.
“And it came to pass in the meanwhile, that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain, and Ahab rode and went to Jezreel.” How did he ride? And Ahab rode? He went in the spirit, he rode on the winds. “And the hand of the Lord was on Elijah. And he girded up his loins and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.” They both went, they went in the spirit. We are going to stop for dinner, we will pick up tonight with Chaper 19, Lord willing.
Chapter 19, “And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and with all how he had slain all the prophets with the sword.” Once again, this may very well have played out in the physical on a national level, but this also, I am convinced, within the spiritual being of Ahab. Ahab told his carnal mind, he told the mistress of the house how Elijah the prophet of God had slain all of the carnal mind with the sword of the Lord. “Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah saying, So let the gods do to me...” Even that term “messenger” says to me a “spiritual messenger,” saying, “So let the gods do to me and more also if I make not thy life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time.”
Brethren, this happens in the spiritual plane all the time. Threats go forth all the time, and people who are people hear the threats from one mind to another. You may recall that we did a translation in one of the chapters of the Book of Joshua. When Joshua went inward into his spiritual being, he went with a message for Leviathan, and the resurrected Adam in Joshua said, “Send a message to Leviathan, I am here to deliver Abel from your household,” if you remember that translation.
The different parts of us communicate with each other all the time, and depending on where our eyes are focused, we may or may not hear that communication. If we are a carnal person, our eyes are always looking outside into this physical world, and we rarely, if ever, hear spiritual communication, but if we are a spiritual person our eyes are turned inward, and we can hear all kinds of things depending on where we are in our spiritual beings. We can hear the Lord, we can hear the demons, we can hear Satan, we can hear other people's minds, depending on where you are in your spiritual universe. I believe even the phraseology here indicates that this was all in the spirit.
Verse 3, “And when he saw that he...” (End Of Tape 1) Tape 2
We will be skipping a large part of Chapter 20 and the end of Chapter 19. The purpose of this message is to give everyone an idea of the battle that goes on both within a believer, and between a believer who is serving his carnal mind, and a believer who is serving the Christ mind, and thus sent to the first believer as a prophet to try to help them.
The verses that I am skipping over are all the verses of the battle, and this is a tremendous spiritual battle that goes on in the heavenlies, and it manifests in the earth between the believer whose heart is turned toward their carnal mind, whether they know it or not. I think usually they do not know it, but this kind of warfare, for the Lord to fight for somebody the way I believe he fights for someone who is given over to Jezebel, the person has to really be the Lord's. It has to be someone that is worshiping God but is not aware that they are captured, or that they have married the enemy.
God does not send a prophet to someone who is not a son of God. He just leaves that person to the sowing and reaping judgment. If a prophet is sent to you, that is a sign of the love of God to you, that He is trying to save your life, He is trying to save your spiritual life and possibly your physical life also, and when He sends a prophet, if you do not hearken, or the if the word of the prophet does not touch you, even then if judgment falls, it is still the White Throne Judgment. It is not the satanic judgment, because the satanic judgment will end in your destruction.
Any destruction that comes upon your life that ends in repentance and understanding, and you are growing closer to the Lord, that destruction was part of the White Throne Judgment, which are the extreme measures.
The Lord does not want judgment to fall on us. He talks to us, He pleads with us, He reasons with us, He teaches us, but sometimes our carnal mind is just so strong that we have to have a painful experience to break the hold of that carnal mind.
It is just like saying, “You are sick, you have a disease, I will give you a medication, I will counsel you, you have to exercise, you have to drink a lot of water, you have to take your medicine, do all of these things, and I really hope you are going to get well, but if for any reason, you do not, we will have to do surgery, whatever is necessary to save your life.” These are all aspects of the White Throne Judgment.
The message that we are doing today is to try to demonstrate the extent to which God will go to save us, both physically and to save our spiritual life, so that we can be a vessel that will manifest His glory. The verses that we have skipped over all describe the physical battle which is a type of the spiritual battle.
If you hear something on the surface that God sent a prophet to somebody, to speak to somebody, to spend two years with that person, praying for them, waiting for them to see the light of day, what is happening in the heavenlies in direct contrast to what you see in the earth of one person, or maybe two or three people praying for this one person who is in pride and rebellion that cannot see that they are off, cannot see that they are going away from God instead of towards him.
In the heavenlies, the Lord tells us that the warfare in the heavenlies is the equivalent of, if in the earth, there were two armies of thousands of men fighting with each other, all that you could see down here in the earth is a few people praying for this one person who is going astray and is convinced that they are right and you are wrong.
We are going to be picking up with Verse 32 of Chapter 20, because there are a few points here that I would like to show to you. “So they girded the sackcloth on their loins, and put ropes on their heads, and came to the king of Israel and said, Thy servant Benhadad saith, I pray thee, let me live. And he said, Is he yet alive? He is my brother.”
This is just talking about the sparring between the two sides, and I guess I should go down to Verse 34. This is a messenger that was sent to the king, and this is the conflict. Verse 34, this is a confrontation, “And Benhadad said unto him, the cities which my father took from thy father I will restore, and thou shalt make streets for thee in Damascus, as my father made in Samaria. Then said Ahab, I will send thee away with this covenant. So he made a covenant with him and sent him away. And a certain man of the prophets...” The point is that Ahab was not supposed to have made a covenant with this man, he was supposed to have defeated him.
“And a certain man of the sons of the prophets said unto his neighbor in the word of the Lord, smite thee I pray thee, and the man refused to smite him.” Brethren, this an excellent, excellent example. Let me read on so you can understand what is happening here. I will tell you what is happening here. The man, the sons of the prophets wanted to have a wound on him, wanted to have a bleeding wound on him, because he knew that the Lord was sending him with a word to Ahab, and that he wanted to go bleeding, because in those days, in the days of the civil life of Israel, not today, but when ancient Israel had an army and they were a theocracy, the prophets would go forth in the old order, and they would give physical signs.
You might recall some of the prophets, they would...it was Ezekiel, he was building something and cooking it on a pan or something like that, if that was what really happened. I have no reason to believe otherwise. In this case, the prophet was instructed to go with the bleeding wound to emphasize the word that he had to say to Ahab. He, therefore... now look, this is how God communicates with us. The prophet said, “Smite me,” knowing that he needed to be bleeding, and the man that he said it to was afraid to smite the prophet because he was a prophet. The man that the request is made of did not understand that it was the Spirit of God speaking to the prophet and, therefore, it was okay to smite him.
The man that it was requested of could not discern the Spirit of God on the prophet, and he either thought the prophet was “off,” or thought the prophet was not a prophet and trying to trap him. In any event, he did not discern the spirit of the prophet.
Look, God does not explain Himself to you. God just tells us to do things, and if we do not do it, we suffer the consequences. I personally have experienced that twice in the last two years with my physical body. The Lord told me I should be drinking more water, and my answer was, “I do not like water, Lord,” and then I wound up in the emergency room, $500, and all kinds of pain, and the loss of about a week of work. The Lord did not say, “You are about to have a kidney stone attack, drink water.” He just said, “Drink water.”
The second time the Lord said, “Stop eating chicken skin,” which I love chicken skin. I thought I had a choice, I thought He was telling me that if I were to stop eating chicken skin I would lose weight faster, because I was complaining that I was not losing weight faster. He did not say to me, “No, Pastor Vitale, you are going to get sick if you do not stop eating all that chicken skin.” I thought I had a choice, I did not stop eating it. All He said was, “Stop eating chicken skin,” and I said, “I do not want to stop, I will put up with the extra calories,” and drew a conclusion as to why He was telling me that which was wrong, and I got sick.
Now I drink water, and I do not eat chicken skin. God does not explain things to you. He expects you to do as you are told, and I will tell you something else. If He sends a prophet to you, He does not require the prophet to explain it to you either. All that the prophet is required to do is to give you the word, and it is up to you to pray it through, and find out whether it is of God or not. I explain things to you here, but that is just the grace of God upon me, and I tell you all the time that I owe you no explanations for what the Lord tells me to tell you, but I do it anyway, because that is me.
I do not know how long I will be in that mood or that mode, I have been in that mode for years. I guess I will be in it as long as the Lord wants me to be in it. The Lord does not usually give you explanations for why He does what He does. You are just supposed to obey, and I am just supposed to obey.
The man refused to smite him. The man was under the law. He said, “I will not hit a prophet, even if you ask me to do it.”
I want to tell you something, brethren, I have had that experience. At the moment I cannot think of the issue, but I have asked people as head of this ministry to do things, and been told “No.” It is not wrong for me to do that. I cannot think of an issue, it has not happened here in a long time, but it would be someone who had a job here in the ministry, and I would ask them to put that job aside and do something else for me. Let us say they were making photo copies or something, and they would say, “No, this is my job, I have to make the photo copies now.” I had to teach that person and say to them, “I am the head of the ministry, if I tell you it is okay to not do something now, because I want you to do something else first, you have to not be under the law, and do what the head of the ministry tells you.”
This man was under the law, he knew it was wrong to smite, he knew it is wrong to smite a prophet, and he could not do it even though the prophet said, “I need you to smite me.” You have to be able to discern the spirit.
“Then said he unto him, because thou hast not obeyed the voice of the Lord,” then said the prophet to the man, because you obeyed the law and not the voice of the Lord, “Behold, as soon as you are departed from me, a lion shall slay you.” And as soon as he was departed from him, a lion found him and slew him. Who is the lion? The lion is Satan.
Brethren, as soon as you do not obey the word of the Lord, Satan has legal ground as the enforcer of the sowing and reaping judgment to slay Christ in you. You do not have to die, it is the killing of Christ in you. Maybe you will die, but you do not have to die. We die all the day long, Christ in us dies all the day long. In every decision that we make that is the carnal mind, and not the Lord, we die, because Christ is our spiritual life. Disobedience to the Lord is legal ground for Satan to take his pound of flesh however that might manifest, to take her pound of flesh.
“Then the prophet found another man and said, ‘Smite me I pray you’, and the man smote him so that in smiting him he wounded him. So the prophet departed and waited for the king by the way and disguised himself with ashes upon his face.” Notice that the man that smote the prophet did not reap any evil, because it was the Spirit of the Lord that told him to do it. Therefore, beware all of you Pharisees that when you see someone who is under the anointing doing something that you do not and try to put them under the law, and say, “You have no right to do that,” because we have the right to do whatever God tells us to do.
“So the prophet departed and waited for the king by the way, and disguised himself with ashes upon his face, and as the king passed by he cried unto king and said, Thy servant went out in the midst of the battle, and behold a man turned aside and brought a man unto me and said, Keep this man, if by any means he be missing, then shall thy life be for his life, or else thou shalt pay a talent of silver, and as thy servant was busy here and there, he was gone, and the king of Israel said unto him, So shall thy judgments be thyself has decided it, and he hastened and took the ashes away from his face. And the king of Israel discerned him that he was of the prophet, and he said unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Because you have let go out of your hand, you make peace with the enemy of the Lord. Because you have let go out of your hand, a man whom I appointed to utter destruction, therefore thy life shall go for his life, and thy people for his people. And the king of Israel went to his house heavy and displeased, and came to Samaria.”
Brethren, this is a hard word, but on the high level, in the high levels of the spirit, in the high planes of the spirit, and I cannot teach it to you anymore than I am about to do. On the high planes of the spirit, when a death sentence goes forth, and such things do exist, death sentences go forth from the high planes of the spirit, somebody must die.
I believe this happens in the physical, but a lot of people cannot deal with that, so let us keep it in the spiritual. Certain people must experience some measure of a spiritual death. People who are doing evil, when that potential to do evil in them is destroyed, it is considered a death, or when the evil that they are doing is interfered with, it is considered a death, if you can hear that. High level judgments do go out from the high planes of the spirit, saying that this “such and such a person” will be stopped from doing evil, and if you are the prophet who is assigned to speak the word or pray the prayer, or do whatever God anoints you to do, and you refuse to do it, that death sentence still exists in the spirit, and it will discharge itself upon the person who failed to execute the judgment.
Oh, Pastor Vitale, you cannot be serious. Let me tell you something, brethren, being a Christian is more than dancing around, and of course that is just a joke, I know we do not dance around. If you think being Christian is going to church on Sunday and raising your arms and singing, and dancing, which is all fine and wonderful, if you think that is all that it is, you have a false conversion.
You do not even know what it means to be a Christian, or you are a tiny infant Christian. Being a Christian is a great responsibility, and there is a lot of heavy truths here, and consequences, and there is great, great, great blessings, but as great as the blessings are in being mature Christian, that is how serious the judgments are. You cannot take the blessings of God and refuse to execute your responsibilities as God sees them, not as you decide they are supposed to be, or not as your pastor who does not know what he is talking about, tells you that they are to be. God's word is law. If you have a pastor that teaches you properly, you are blessed. If you have a pastor that teaches you improperly you are still responsible to fulfil God's law.
Let me tell you something, you do not take all the blessings of God and walk away scot free. He owns you, He owns you. You do not even know what it means to be a Christian. When He saves your life you become His servant, His slave. I am telling you the truth. He delivers you from a bad situation where your arm is about to be cut off, and you keep your arm, He owns your arm. He saves you from financial disaster, He owns you in that area. Everything you take, you will pay for.
I never heard that preached before Pastor Vitale. You never heard it, but it is the truth, and the more you take from Him, and the greater the degree to which He turns your life over for the good, the more you belong to Him, and the fact that no one ever told you this does not mean that you do not belong to Him.
He will pursue you until you get the message. You are not your own, you are bought with a price. Whatever it is that the Lord Jesus gave you, it cost Him His own blood to give it to you, and everything you take has a string. When I was a young woman, my mother taught me not to take expensive gifts from men. I have news for you, the Lord Jesus is a spiritual man, and you take His gifts and He is coming to collect, and if you think not, you are very naive. Does that make the Lord Jesus evil? No, I am just telling you the facts of life. Praise the Lord. In particular, if the Lord has a specific thing that He tells you to do, and you think you have a choice, you may find out the hard way that you have no choice. It took me a long time to learn that.
I know, I have worked in offices, I have worked in corporate America, I know that when my boss comes to me and asks, “Would you please do this for me?” that I do not have a choice, he is just being polite. How come I thought like thousands of other Christians when the Lord asks me to do something, I had a choice? Why would I think that? Because in this country, money is God, and you think that when you are getting paid, then you know you have no choice, but God is not paying me, so says the carnal mind.
I can say “yes,” or I can say “no,” but God is paying you with your very life, and even if He was not paying you, if you love Him, you obey Him. If you are not doing what He asks you, you are out of order no matter how you twist it, and ignorance that you do not hear Him, or you do not understand Him is no excuse.
“And it came to pass after these things, that Naboth, the Jezreelite had a vineyard which was in Jezreel, hard by the palace of Ahab, king of Samaria. And Ahab spake to Naboth saying, Give me your vineyard that I may have it for a garden of herbs, because it is near unto my house. And I will give thee for it a better vineyard than it, or if it seem good to thee, I will give thee the worth of it in money.” Brethren, this is a parable, it is talking about the man's anointing. I am not going to go into the details or the meaning of the words right now, because that is not the purpose of this message.
Ahab wanted Naboth's spiritual life, he wanted something that Naboth had of the spirit and, brethren, we cannot sell what we have not bought. Everything that we have from God is a gift. We give away freely what we receive. What Ahab wanted was his whole anointing, whatever it was, Ahab's heart was wrong. Of course, we receive the word freely and we give it out, we receive the Holy Spirit, and we pray for people and give it away. That is not what we are talking about here.
Ahab wanted the man's allegiance to turn from God to Satan on some level. He asked him to do something ungodly that would have resulted in the giving away of the man's spirituality. Ahab asked Naboth to do something that would have caused him to lose his relationship with God. The vineyard is the life of God in us. Jesus said, “I am the vine and you are the branches,” and Naboth said, “No.”
“And Naboth said to Ahab, The Lord forbid it that I should give the inheritance of my fathers unto you.” You do not break the law of God for your king, for your pastor, for your husband, for your children, but you stay faithful to God, you suffer the loss, and you believe God to deliver you.
“And Ahab came into his house heavy and displeased because of the word which Naboth, the Jezreelite had spoken to him, for he had said, I will not give the inheritance of my fathers. And he laid him down upon his bed, and turned away his face and would eat no bread. But Jezebel, Ahab's carnal mind, his wife, came to him and said unto him, Why is thy spirit so sad that you are not eating any bread?”
“And he said unto her, Because I spake unto Naboth the Jezreelite and he said unto him, Give me thy vineyard for money or else if it please thee I will give you another vineyard, I will give you the vineyard of the carnal mind, I will give you the false vine. And he answered, I will not give you my vineyard.” Jezebel, his wife, I am convinced this was internal, said to him, “Does thou now govern the kingdom of Israel? Arise and eat bread and let your heart be merry, I will give you the vineyard.” Ahab could not get it as king, he could not frighten Naboth as king, so another part of Ahab, Jezebel, went forth to get it by witchcraft.
There are a lot of people that will try to get what they want from you legitimately and if you refuse, will use witchcraft, and some people go straight for the witchcraft. They do not even try to get it legitimately, they do not risk you saying, “No,” amen? They will not risk you saying, “No,” amen? Yes. They go right for the witchcraft to start with. “Oh, but I just do it in little things Pastor Vitale.” It does not make any difference, same sin. You manifested witchcraft to acquire your heart's desire. It has nothing to do with the price, or the price of the prize.
Jezebel wrote letters in Ahab's name. What does that mean? Ahab is the king of Israel, and the king of Israel is supposed to have the mind of God, so this was not the mind of God in Ahab writing these letters. It was his evil side, but the evil side of Ahab abused his authority and wrote letters in the name of the king, letters that the king had no right to do.
There are certain things that you have no right to ask people under you to do. There are certain things you have no right to insist that your wife do if you are a man. You have no right to keep her away from God, you have no right to keep her out of church. If you are a king, you have no right to rob your subjects. If you are a policeman or the president of the United States, you have no right to abuse your subjects.
There is such a thing as abuse of authority. If you are a pastor, you have no right to crush your congregation. Ahab abused his office, and he sent out the letters unto the elders and to the nobles that were in the city dwelling with Naboth.
I want to tell you something that there was pastor that sent out letters about me to his whole deacon board, and the letter was a lie, because he could not control me. He sent out letters to his whole deacon board, telling a lie about me. There is nothing new under the sun.
“And she wrote him letters saying, Proclaim a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people, and set two men, sons of Belial before him to bear witness against him.” Evil manifested in Ahab, he could not take the “No.” He had to have his way, either legally or illegally. “And these false witnesses should say, Thou didst blaspheme God and the king, and then carry him out and stone him that he may die. And the men of the city even the elders and the nobles were the inhabitants in the city did as Jezebel had sent unto them, and as it was written in the letters which she had sent unto them. They proclaimed a fast, and sent Naboth on high among the people, and there came in two men, children of Belial and sat before him. And the men of Belial witnessed against him even against Naboth in the presence of the people saying, Naboth did blaspheme God and the king.”
When you tell a lie about someone who is faithful to God, you blaspheme God. You cannot lie about someone who is serving God without blaspheming God. You know, this may not be obvious to the people hearing this message, but judgment is going out today against a lot of people. There is a lot of judgment falling. I have been telling the people that I talk to for weeks now, judgment is falling on everybody including me.
Judgment is not a respecter of persons. When a spirit of judgment falls, if you are the one who executes the judgment, you better make sure you have your life straight, because it is falling on you too. I have known that for years.
You cannot execute judgment on someone when you have the same sin in your heart, because the judgment will fall on both of you, and there has been a spirit of judgment upon this congregation, and every one whose lives we touch for weeks now, and that is a good thing. It means that God is cleaning us up so that we can move forward, but it is not pleasant while the judgment is falling. I am telling you that right now judgment is falling on that person who sent those letters out about me to his whole deacon board telling a vicious lie about me, and his purpose for doing it. Why would anyone do that to you Pastor Vitale? To discredit me in the event that the Lord should have me to tell the truth about him. I was discredited in advance.
This is interesting, because on January 19, 2000, the Lord came to me and He said, “Pastor Vitale, you are about to die, and I want you to write to or contact everybody that has ever done good to you that you have not paid back.” I wound up writing letters to several people that I had not seen in a while, and I thanked them for helping me, a couple of people I sent money to, and I told them if there was ever anything I could do for them, to please let me know. That was in January of 2000, and now it is the beginning of February of 2001, and judgment is falling one year later. Can you see what I am saying?
First, I paid my just debts and, of course, the dying that God was talking about is the dying to this lifestyle and going into the lifestyle of God. I do not believe that I am going to physically die, I do not believe that. I am dying to the lifestyle of the Fiery Serpent. Look at God's timing, one year later judgment is falling, and not necessarily on the same people.
What I am trying to say is one year I was paying my just debts. I know I am always required to forgive people that have harmed me, which I do to the best of my ability, and now at the beginning of the year 2001, judgment is going forward. What will be at the beginning of 2002, I have no idea. Maybe we will be ascended, I do not know, but I know according to my carnal mind, if I was in charge of things, and believe me I am not criticizing God, I am just trying to get my own mind lining up with God, because His mind is so different than mine. If I was in charge of this thing, I would say, “One month, go and pay all your just debts, and then the next month or two months later, we will execute the judgment, if that is what God wants, not a year later, a year or thirteen months later.” I guess the judgments have been falling since the beginning of the year, does anyone not know what I am talking about here?
God has a different way of doing things, and He is a different mind, and we have to line up with His mind. A lot of people have trouble changing, changing the way they think, changing the way they do things, but I am telling you if you zig when God zags, you are going to be out in left field, because you are not controlling Him, and if He tells you something is wrong, and you do not think so, you better beg Him to help you to line up with His thinking, because He is not changing for you.
“And they witnessed against Naboth in the presence of the people saying, Naboth did blaspheme God and the king. Then they carried him forth out of the city, and stoned him with stones and he died. Then they sent to Jezebel saying, Naboth is stoned, and he is dead.” This man thought that he killed me only I would not die, and I almost physically died from his curses.
“And it came to pass when Jezebel heard that Naboth was stoned, and was dead, that Jezebel said to Ahab, Arise take possession of the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, which he refused to give you for money, for Naboth is not alive but he is dead. And it came to pass when Ahab heard that Naboth was dead that Ahab rose up to go down to the vineyard of Naboth, the Jezreelite to take possession of it.”
“And the word of the Lord came to Elijah the Tishbite saying, Arise go down to meet Ahab, king of Israel, which is in Samaria, behold he is in the vineyard of Naboth whither he is gone down to possess it.”
Brethren, if you kill the prophet that brings the word of the Lord, it does not change the word of the Lord, and if you kill an innocent man that has no family and no one that you could see to defend him, you are going to find yourself face-to-face with the Lord. There is justice in this world. Do you know the day that I discovered that there is truly justice in this world, I cried. I still cry from time to time when I think about it, that with all that happens in this world, the ultimate authority is righteous.
Can you imagine if the ultimate authority was Satan, but the truth is, that with all of the evil of the day, the ultimate authority is the Lord Jesus Christ, God almighty, and that gives me comfort.
Naboth was dead, but Jehovah sent Elijah to the murderer. “And ye shall speak unto him, Elijah, and this is what ye shall say, Thus saith the Lord, have you killed and also taken possession? And ye shall speak unto him saying, Thus saith the Lord, In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth shall dogs lick thy blood, even thine.” Of course, we know the dog is Satan. Satan licked up Naboth's blood, she gathered all of the energy of the man as he died.
“And Ahab said to Elijah, Hast thou found me O mine enemy? And Elijah answered, I have found you because you have sold yourself to work evil in the sight of the Lord. Behold I will bring evil upon you and take away thy posterity, and will cut off from Ahab him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel.” Of course, that “pisseth against the wall,” that is a way of saying “male.” I will take away your spiritual manhood.
This is a spiritual exhortation, and I believe that Elijah is saying to Ahab, “I will take away your power, I will take away your spiritual manhood.” Although on the surface this would mean, “I will take away your male error, I will cut off your family line, you will have no sons.” “...against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel.” I am not sure what that means, but I know that it is not good. “And I will make your house like the house of Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah, for the provocation wherewith thou hast provoked me to anger and made Israel to sin.” You, the king, you made Israel guilty, national sin, you murdered an innocent man!
We are talking about national sin. Judgment is falling everywhere today. This is the judgment for bringing a nation under curses for national sin. “I will take away your posterity, your heirs, and I will cut off from the king your male strength, and him that is shut up and left in Israel.” I do not know what that means. I believe that is a national judgment that just went forth for the evil that is going on in this country today. The Lord will break the political power of those who have caused the whole nation to sin.
Thank you Jesus. “And of Jezebel also spake the Lord saying, The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel. Him that dieth of Ahab in the city, the dogs shall eat, and him that dieth in the field shall the fowls of the air eat.” Brethren, we know that this whole world is fallen, and this whole world is consuming itself. We consume the animals, and the fish, and the plants, and there are spiritual beings that feed off of us, there are parasites that live inside of the human intestines, there are parasites that live in the heart, there are all kinds of microbes and bacteria that live in the body. This whole creation is consuming itself.
When we come to the Lord Jesus, we seek protection against those beings that have the power to consume our life's energy. The judgment upon Jezebel wherever she is appearing is that Satan, the dogs, shall consume Jezebel's energy. She will become weak. “And he that dieth of Ahab in the city of the dogs, in the city the dogs shall eat, and him that dieth in the field or in the spirit shall the fowls of the air eat.” All the energy of the evil doers will be consumed.
Brethren, it takes energy to do evil. You cannot do evil without energy, so the energy of the evil doers will be consumed. “There were none like unto Ahab, which did sell himself to work wickedness in the sight of the Lord, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up.”
We see that Ahab's evil nature stirred him up, his evil nature stirred him up. You do not have to do every thought that comes into your mind, you do not have to speak every word that comes into your mind, because you have an evil nature. I have an evil nature, I am supposed to fight my evil nature. I am not supposed to be her spokesperson. You have to fight.
“And he did very abominably in following idols according to all things as did the Amorites whom the Lord cast out before the children of Israel.” Brethren, you do not have to have a stone idol to be into idolatry, anything could be an idol. Your pastor could be an idol, your ministry can be an idol, your husband, or your wife, or your job, or your figure can be an idol, your clothes can be an idol. Anything that you put before God. What does that mean? God tells you to do something and you say, “No, I want to wash my car,” your car is an idol. God tells you to do something, and you say, “No, later.” What ever your reason for not wanting to do it, that is your idol. You worship that instead of what God told you to do.
Maybe it is just fear, maybe you do not want to be disliked, and you want everyone to like you, then you are worshiping yourself more than you are worshiping God.
You cannot care about whether or not people like you if you are serving the Lord. You do the best you can, you should not be abusing anyone, but that is not a reason to not obey God. It is a hard life. Oh, you were one of those people up on the prayer line when you were a new Christian, saying, “Take me, take me,” you did not even know what you were talking about. Service to God is a hard life, and there is great persecution involved.
“And it came to pass, when Ahab heard those words that he rent his clothes and put sackcloth upon his flesh, and fasted and lay in sackcloth and went softly.” All of a sudden he got scared, you see. He was not talking boldly anymore. “And the word of the Lord came to Elijah the Tishbite saying, Seest thou how Ahab humbled himself before me? Because he humbled himself before me, I will not bring the evil his day, but in his son's days will I bring the evil upon his house.”
Now that is a hard word, brethren. Ahab repented, so God let him finish out his life, but as I told you earlier on this message, if a death sentence goes forth, it must discharge itself somewhere, this judgment was pronounced and even though Ahab repented, it must still discharge itself. Does that not sound unfair to execute it on Ahab's son?
Brethren, that is the sowing and reaping judgment, and you must believe because it is the truth, that if Ahab raises his son properly, Ahab's son to be equipped to repent also, but your children do not always repent even though you teach them.
It sounds terrible, but it is not as bad as it sounds. Ahab's son is Jew, he is supposed to be taught the law, raised in the shadow of God. A repentant, repentance does not go on the family line.
What goes on the family line is the mercy that will give the opportunity to repent, but every man must answer for himself. There is a day coming, brethren, when the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ will begin to bring men to perfection, and this will be the beginning of the end of the carrying of the curse from one generation to the next. Why? Because the curse will be satisfied in the generation of perfection. This is the White Throne Judgment, the curses are being satisfied.
The family line curses that almost destroyed me at twelve years old and wrecked my life, and are still wrecking my daughter's life are being satisfied in me through Christ Jesus. They are being worked out, they are being dealt with and defused, and in the day that the White Throne Judgment becomes widespread in God's church, the generations will be cleansed of sin, and each man will choose the Lord Jesus, and arise into perfection, and the curse eventually will come to an end. The restoration has begun. Only God's restoration can take thousands of years, I do not know how long it is going to take.
I still laugh, and I am not laughing at anybody, I just laugh at our carnal minds, but several years ago, a very well known evangelist sent me a copy of his magazine, and on the front page he had printed a prophecy that he received from the Lord. The final line of the prophecy was, “...everything is taken care of, there is nothing left to do...,” talking about the redemption, “...there is nothing left to do but the clean up.”
This very well-meaning evangelist had no idea what was meant by the clean up. The clean up can take thousands of years. It is taking a whole generation to clean me up, and I am not cleaned up yet. I still do a lot of things wrong, and I will continue to do things wrong so long as I am mortal.
That very well-meaning evangelist was very naive to read God's words with his carnal mind. Praise the Lord. We are also going to take a look at one more chapter where we see the judgment executed on Jezebel. Does anybody remember what chapter in II Kings that was? We are looking at Chapter 9 of II Kings. I am not going to read the whole chapter.
This chapter is about the raising up of Jehu the hero that the Lord raised up to bring down the evil kingdom. We do not have to assassinate kings today, we just vote them out after four years, but Chapter 9 is about God's appointed man called Jehu. Whether or not all these murders took place in the flesh I do not know, but if they did, I know at that time this was common place, and we see that when we come to Verse 29 of chapter 9 of II Kings, we see that in the 11th year of Joram the son of Ahab began Ahaziah to reign over Judah.
We see the fulfillment of the judgment falling upon Ahab's son, King Joram. “And when Jehu, the prophet of God came to Jezreel, Jezebel heard it, and it is Jezebel in Joram.” She did not repent, Joram did not repent like his father, but she painted her face, and tied her head and looked out at a window. I think we translated these verses. It means she was ascended very high, Jezebel was ascended very high in Joram to look out of a spiritual window. She saw him coming in the spirit.
“And as Jehu entered in at the gate, she said, “Had Zimri peace, who slew his master?” And of course she was challenging him because Jehu had killed Zimri at the instruction of the Lord, and Joram was making something evil of it. “And he lifted up his face to the window and said...”, and this is Jehu the prophet of God, “Who is on my side?” The call went out in the spirit, who? “And there looked out to him two or three eunuchs...”, two or three people who were not having a spiritual sexual relationship with Leviathan, they were faithful to God, heard him in the spirit.
“And Jehu said, “Throw her down.” So they threw her down.” Threw who down? The ascended Fiery Serpent, that is who Jezebel is, “...and some of her blood was sprinkled on the walls, and on the horses and he trode her under foot.” The Fiery Serpent was shot down to the second energy center under the feet of Adam Kadmon.
“And when he was come in, he did eat and drink and said, Go see now this cursed woman, and bury her, for she is a king's daughter...,” talking about the Fiery Serpent. “And they went to bury her, but they found no more of her than the skull and the feet, and the palms of her hands. Wherefore they came again, and told him, and he said, this is the word of the Lord which he spake by his servant Elijah the Tishbite saying, In the portion of Jezreel shall dogs eat the flesh of Jezebel, and the carcass of Jezebel shall be as dung upon the face of the field, in the portion of Jezreel, so that they should not say, ‘This is Jezebel’.”
That is the judgment upon the Fiery Serpent. She shall not be recognized as Jezebel, why? Because the Fiery Serpent is Cain and Abel, and for Jezebel to die, that means Abel will be exalted and that which was Jezebel, that which was the Cain part of the Fiery Serpent married to Leviathan, and joined to the Dragon, manifesting as a wicked powerful force will now be the Abel side of the Fiery Serpent, married to Christ Jesus, manifesting as the high powers of the Living God. They shall no longer be called Jezebel.
What I would like to do is read this from the Old Testament, from the Alternate Translation of the Old Testament. I would like to get that translation on here. This is really interesting. Let me point something out to you, Ahab humbled himself and he did not die, but he eventually died from old age. The judgment was executed on Joram, Ahab's son, but this is a highly spiritual judgment that shows the death of the ascended Fiery Serpent which means Joram was converted.
Look, when your Fiery Serpent dies, you are converted, and this is exactly what I said to you a couple of minutes ago, that the curse will go from generation to generation based on the sowing and reaping judgment, and every generation will have the same opportunity to repent, as the father, until the generation where the White Throne Judgment is raised up, where the curse will be satisfied. Brethren, maybe I did not make this clear before, the Lord is telling me, but the curse is satisfied in the destruction of the carnal mind.
The sowing and reaping judgment destroys you physically, you die from the sowing and reaping judgment, but the White Throne Judgment kills the sin nature, which satisfies God, a life for a life, the life of Naboth, the life of your sin nature. God does not particularly want you to die physically, he does not want your personality to die, but either your sin nature dies, or the whole personality is wiped out, one or the other.
The real reason for putting the judgment off for a future generation is that this is done in the hope that in the future generation, that generation will be prepared to receive the White Throne Judgment, so that nobody has to die physically because of this curse. Can you hear the goodness of God, can you hear that?
Alternate Translation, II Kings, Chapter 9, starting with verse 30. “And Jezebel, the mortal men who prefer Satan's nature perceived that Jehu had entered into Jezreel, the mortal men, who are sown with Jehovah's seed, to revive Abel, and the glorified Elijah, Adam's captain within Jehu completed the personalities of the people that Abel was sown in, and the Fiery Serpents the spiritual seaweed in the right side of the heart energy center acquired the witchcraft power of the brow energy center, to lay violent hands upon Adam, who Jehu had regenerated within the people who are sown with Jehovah's seed, and to cast Adam down. And as King Adam appeared in Jehu's crown energy center, Jezebel, the mortal men who prefer Satan's nature said, Jehovah has sent you a man who murdered his sovereign to restore us to peace with God.”
Jehovah has sent you, a woman, Jehovah has sent you, a divorced person, Jehovah has sent you, someone who has not gone to Bible college, Jehovah has sent you? Did you not hear you have to be perfect to be sent by God?! I rebuke that lie in the name of Jesus.
“And King Adam appeared in Jehu's crown energy center, Jezebel, the mortal men who preferred Satan's nature said, Jehovah has sent you, a man who murdered his sovereign? At God's instruction Jehu murdered an evil king...” ...to restore us to peace with God, a murderer, God sent a murderer? God sent an ex‑drug addict? God sent an ex‑alcoholic to show me my sins? Yes.
“And King Adam within Jehu carried Jehu the personality that he was appearing in into the brow energy center. And Jehu said with the spiritual authority of the brow energy center, Who is on Jehovah's side? And this is how King Adam looked out of Jehu's spiritual eye for Abel, the one who is less important to the Primordial Serpent than the eunuch Cain. And the glorified Elijah, Jehovah's Fiery Serpent of judgment within Jehu boiled Satan within the mortal men where Abel, Jehovah's seed was sown, and Abel swallowed up Satan's evaporated waters, and Adam regenerated and consumed Leviathan, and penetrated the Fiery Serpent, and King Adam within Jehu said to Adam within the mortal men where Adam was regenerated, Now continue to take charge over the Fiery Serpent, the daughter of Satan, whose curse spoken within Noah, nailed Abel to Cain, the earth that the Primordial Serpent heaped up to form the female part of the personality.”
“And Adam within the mortal men who preferred the glorified Elijah carried Abel who Cain had buried into the brow energy center of the righteous timeline. But Leviathan within the mortal men who preferred Satan's nature acquired Abel again, when Cain, Abel's lower nature, reached out for and grasp the Fiery Serpent in the mortal men who preferred Satan's nature. And Leviathan who was standing boldly opposite Adam within the Jezreelites, the mortal men where Abel, Jehovah's seed was sown, turned Adam within the Jezreelites, the mortal men where Abel, Jehovah's seed was sown, back into the belly energy center, where he becomes Abel again.”
“But King Adam within Jehu responded with the same words that Jehovah pronounced by his servant Elijah, the Tishbite, saying, King Adam within Jezreel, the people where Abel, Jehovah's seed is sown, shall divide Abel from the Fiery Serpent, and King Adam shall divide the Fiery Serpent from Leviathan, and King Adam shall consume Leviathan, Satan's male organ. And for the Fiery Serpent the male organ of Jezebel, the mortal men who prefer Satan's nature, shall become Pharaoh the Primordial Serpent's ascended spiritual excrement who is against Adam's energy field, the inheritance of the personalities of Jezreel, the mortal men who are sown with Jehovah's seed, because Satan has appointed Jezebel, the mortal men who prefer Satan's nature to Leviathan, the other energy field.”
Praise the Lord, God is merciful brethren, God is merciful. Any questions or comments on this message?