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We are continuing on our word study of the word Balaam in the Zohar. As I have explained to you previously, I'm reading you the references, the page references, from my software, and these numbers referred to the original version of the Zohar. If you have the five volume Soncino Zohar, these pages are not the pages of that five volume set, but they are written on the header on the top of the page, on the left-hand page. It's in the far right corner, and on the right hand page. The number is in the far left corner, but at some point these numbers break down. So I'm just doing the best that I can for you.
According to my software, we are in Volume 2, on Page 237a. Now some sorcerers succeed in their art and others do not succeed, although they use the same practices, since the success of sorcery depends on the man himself. We have an example in Balaam who was the very man for such arts, he being, as tradition tells us, blind in one eye and looking askance with the other. But of those who have to serve with the Holy Spirit it is written, For whatsoever he be that has a blemish, he shall not approach a blind man or a lame man.
In other words, you cannot minister in the spiritual power of God if you have a blemish. You can't be blind and you can't be lame, okay.
Now this is very appropriate to something that was going on here this morning. It's what I'm trying to tell you, the people in this ministry are in discipleship training. We are being trained to wield or to exercise the power of God, and the Lord will not give his power to a blind man, you see. So I'm doing everything I can, we're all doing everything we can, to open the eyes of everybody who has been called to discipleship here. I'm never threatening you, I'm never against you, I'm always on your side, but I'm telling you the truth, you will not have an opportunity to wield the power of God if you remain blind, you see. And the first....and the test that you're not blind, the first thing that you have to see is what's in your own heart. You cannot judge God's people if you are not facing what's in your own heart.
So sometimes we have some pretty hard ministry here trying to open the eyes of the people, but this is the law of God. A I said, I'm never threatening you, I'm telling you the truth in the hopes the you will cooperate with me, I'm trying to give you your sight. Jesus called the Pharisees blind guides. H said, you're the blind leading the blind, and you're both going to fall into the ditch, you see.
The judgment of God upon his people is determined to liberate them. The purpose of the judgments of God is to liberate them. If you or I, if anyone exercises the power of God towards someone who has faith in Jesus Christ, and they use that power to condemn the person, it is not acceptable. So, you see, condemnation kills. This is the difference between the judgment of the carnal mind and the judgment of the Christ mind. It's so simple. You may not be able to tell the difference between the two minds, but when you judge with the carnal mind you kill the person, you destroy them. When you judge with the mind of Christ, you give them life, and it's so hard to tell the difference between the two, but the Lord will not give you his power if you can't tell the difference between the two, and that's what I'm trying to do for you. That's what this is all about, okay.
So you see, once again, I am just the servant of the Lord. I don't decide whether or not you get the power in your hands. don't put the power in your hands, you see. I have some limited power, I don't have full power myself yet, but I don't decide what power you have. I don't give it to you. I have no power to give you the power of the Lord, and I have no power to take the power of the Lord away from you. I have no authority to do either one, you see.
My job is to prepare you to receive the power. If I fail to open your eyes, if I fail to give you your sight, if I fail to help you to see the truth about yourself so that you could be qualified to judge the sins of others with mercy and compassion which will give them life rather than destroy them, if I fail okay, you don't get the power, but it's not my decision whether you get it or not. Do you understand? Do you understand what I'm saying? Okay.
I'm just the axe, I'm the battle axe. Yes, I know it sounds funny but it's not funny. That's what I am, I'm the battle axe, and I am the mouth piece, and the vessel that the Lord has raised up to crack the shell of your carnal minds. The Kabbalah says that we're covered by klipot shells, and that every aspect of us is covered by a klipot, even this physical body. That's what klipot means, shell, the shells. Even this physical body is a shell of the spirit man, and the carnal mind is the shell that's over the Christ mind, and we're trapped down here in this earth. All of humanity is trapped down here, underneath these klipot, you see. And the deliverance is a deliverance of mind. First our mind gets free and then we come out of the body, you see.
So I am the battle axe, and that is a Scriptural term in case you don't know it, I haven't taught this in such a long time, but some aspect of Adam is the battle axe. I believe it's the higher Adam. That means Adam when he's joined to the Spirit of Elijah or, in the New Testament, it would be Christ Jesus in me when he's joined to the Lord Jesus Christ, he becomes a battle axe. And the Scriptures that we have studied says that this Adam in that condition is terrifyingly strong, and that people are terrified of him, see.
So maybe you're all terrified of me, and maybe I'm very terrifyingly strong to all of you, but I'm not all that terrifyingly strong in my emotions. I take no pleasure in it.
But is it up to me to say that I'm not the battle axe? That's my role in the body of Christ that I'm a battle axe. There's nothing I could do about it, but my thoughts toward you all are good, that you should all prosper, and live, and be well, and prevail, and live up to your potential, and that God should be glorified in you all. Sometimes I get frustrated with you, but that's my hope for you.
So this was the first Scripture that we started with, okay. Now some sorcerers succeed in their art and others do not succeed. That's interesting to know that there are sorcerers that are failures, you know. What does that mean? That means that some people try to....well, what is a sorcerer? A sorcerer is someone who exercises spiritual power that is not the spiritual power of God. Sorcery is the illegal exercise of spiritual power, you see, because there really is only one power.
When I first became a disciple, I wasn't studying Kabbalah at the time, and I would hear things that would really confuse me. I would hear preachers say, well there is only one power. You know, there was a group of preachers, they're still out there you know, that are saying there is no Satan, and they would say, well there's only power and that power is of God, you know.
Well that's true. There is only one power, and that power is of God, but because the mind of man is fallen, it is possible for that fallen mind to lay hold of that one power and misuse it. And that is the definition of witchcraft, the laying hold of the power of God and using it for one's own purposes. It's true that there's only one power, and all power is of God, but in our present fallen condition, it is possible to appropriate that power illegally, you see. The legal use of the power of God is for the purposes of God. The power of God is to be used for the purposes of God under the dominion of the mind of Christ, you see.
Only the mind of Christ can comprehend what God wants to use his own power for. So when the carnal mind lays hold of the power of God, it becomes the illegal exercise of that holy power, and the person becomes a witch, and that's just the truth. I'm telling you the truth, and everybody in the earth, well not everybody but a lot of people in our world, exercise witchcraft power. They don't know they're doing it. That's why God has mercy on them, but it's not okay, you see.
And this is the whole purpose of the White Throne Judgment, to come and tell you that you are illegally exercising spiritual power. And I want you to know about it so you can petition God to help you to stop, because if you don't stop, the foundational law of the universe which is of God, okay, the sowing and reaping judgment which has no mercy whatsoever, it is black and white. If you do it, you're guilty, if you murder, you shall be murdered, if you steal, you shall steal, if you commit adultery, someone will commit adultery on you, if you take someone's eye, you’re going to lose your eye, if take someone's tooth, you're going to lose your tooth. No, there is no room for extenuating circumstances concerning the law.
Do you know that on one of the news programs, I saw them interviewing a man, a man with an impeccable record, a family man, has a wife and a couple of kids, he's an x-serviceman, he served our country for several years, has an honorable discharge, he had just purchased a gun, and he was waiting for the license to come through.... Did you hear about this on the TV? He was waiting for, I don't know whether he didn't apply yet or it was a waiting period, or something like that, but he was doing everything right. The gun was in the house, and a criminal entered into his home, in the room of the man's son. With all we hear about children being kidnaped today, the man picked up the gun and shot the intruder before the license was legal, and some crazy prosecutor is trying to put him in jail.
That is the exercise of the law without any room for the recognition of extenuating circumstances. You shot the gun that you didn't have a license for, and you must pay the price. But this was never God's intention, you see. This was never God's intention for the Lord to be used that way; nevertheless, you must have order in the universe. So the law exists, an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, but the Lord's provision for the recognition of extenuating circumstances is the mercy of the Lord Jesus Christ, see.
The Lord Jesus Christ comes, he recognizes the extenuating circumstances. Satan is the enforcer of the sowing and reaping judgment. She destroys unto death without mercy, without a second thought, you see. That's the carnal mind, you see. Jesus Christ represents a higher law than the sowing and reaping judgment. Jesus Christ comes, and he can recognize extenuating circumstances, and if he chooses to do so, he can override Satan's judgment. But the way the White Throne Judgment works is that Jesus comes and he shows you your part in it. If you are not willing to see what you have done, then you're turned over to Satan, because there must be law in the universe, you see.
If you've cursed you shall be cursed, if you've criticized, you shall be criticized, if you violate, you shall be violated, but Jesus says, please just look at what you're doing, just admit what you're doing, and I'll cancel the judgment, you see. So we see that the sowing and reaping judgment and the White Throne Judgment are really one judgment of God. The two are really one judgment of God. The law that ministers justice, and then the element of the law which has the ability to recognize extenuating circumstances and have mercy. So the two are one, you see. There's really only one judgment, you know, two facets of it.
So some sorcerers succeed in their art when others do not succeed. Some people try to exercise the illegal....try to illegally exercise spiritual power and they fail, you know. My testimony is that years ago before I knew what I was doing, before I knew which end was up, because the whole world is spiritually ignorant, even the most sophisticated sorcerers that exist in the world today, at some point before they started to study or trained, they were spiritually ignorant because we all entered into this world as infants, unless there are some self-incarnated beings in the world today. I'm not talking about them, if they're here, see.
Before I knew which end was up, I was always attracted to spiritual things but not knowing, not having any open door, not having any gateway, or not even being aware of a gateway to the spiritual power of God, not even knowing that there was such a thing, I was attracted to the spiritual power that's publicized, I was attracted to unGodly spiritual power. I don't know about you all, but I never heard of the spiritual power of God.
As a matter of fact, you know what somebody said to me recently? Somebody's husband heard them listening to one of my tapes, and they said to their wife, are you sure that sister Sheila is not into witchcraft? And I said to the woman, why would he think that? And she said, well, all this talk about power, that's what witchcraft is, it talks about power. You don't hear people in the church talking about power. You don't, do you? You don't hear them talking about power you see, but there is power in the kingdom of God. We are the policeman of the world but not through our carnal minds, you see.
But we are called, mature Christians are called, to exercise the spiritual power of God, but you do not receive this power at the hand of the Lord easily. It's only for the mature people who've been through a rigorous, rigorous training and purging of their own sin nature, you see. So since the church is as immature as it is, and I don't mean to hurt anybody's feelings, but the church is infantile, the church is infantile. They have not been taught properly, and the whole church is immature, and immaturity is pride and rebellion. That's what immaturity is.
Look at our kids. Immaturity is pride and rebellion, that's what it is, see. Christians are called to exercise the spiritual power of God in righteousness, but you never hear anything like that. So being interested in spiritual....I don't care to even tell you that I was interested in spiritual power, I was just drawn to things of the spirit, and the only thing that I saw about spirituality was things of the occult, and at one point I wound up reading tarot cards, and in my mind, like so many other people, I was helping people with it. I would read tarot cards, and I would counsel them and encourage them, you know.
Some people call it white magic, but it's still sin, you see, and I wasn't very good at it. My testimony is that I wasn't very good at it. So I guess I was a sorcerer that wasn't very good at it. I'm very happy to tell you that I wasn't very good at it, but you know there are people who practice sorcery and they're very good at it, whether they practice sorcery to help other people, you know....do you know that this goes on? You don't hear about it very much in typical American society, but you get into other cultures and it's very common.
Years ago, I worked with a woman who was out of a....she was born here but her parents weren't, and they were out of a Latin American country, and her husband, I think, was born here too, but out of this Latin American background, and somebody, her testimony was this. Somebody came to her house and gave her some story about asking her if they could test some laundry product, and they promised her some kind of reward. She said yes, and she put this laundry substance in her wash, and it was cursed. I don't know if she told me who sent the person to her house, I don't remember. But somebody sent a cursed packet of laundry detergent to her house, and she put it in the family laundry load, and her husband rose up walked out of the house, took himself a mistress and left her.
And I'm making this very abbreviated, but there was proof that, that was what happened, and her mother wanted her to go to another sorcerer to break the curse. I think she did it, I don't remember. But the man was gone for like two years, just picked up and lived with another woman, came under a spell. And in her culture, she was counseled to go to another whatever. I don't know what they call them in her culture, sorcerer, witch, whatever, to see if she could find someone else whose spiritual power was higher than the one that cursed, and two years later the man came back. It took two years. He came back, and she took him back, and they went on with their life.
These things happen, you know. I don't know, this tape and these transcripts go all over the world, so certain cultures would have no problem believing this, but I know in middle class America that I came out of....I know if my parents were sitting here right now, they would look me right in the face and tell me, I refuse to believe that story, but it's true, and I know many more like it, see.
So there are sorcerers. Some people know what they're doing, other people have sorcery in their mind, and they curse continually, and they don't know that they're doing it, but I read tarot cards. As far as I knew. I never hurt anybody. I used it to help people, but it was still the practice of witchcraft, and I had to repent of it when I came to the Lord. But my testimony is that I was not very good, see. So there's all levels of spiritual power that are exercised illegally, and there are many levels of spiritual power in God.
When you go into a Pentecostal church, and you see someone having hands laid on them, if they get healed that's the exercise of spiritual power, but it goes way beyond that. Spiritual power goes way beyond that. Kabbalists who exercise the spiritual power of God, at least they're supposed to be exercising, I'm going to assume that every Kabbalist is in God. If some....if there's a Kabbalist that's in his carnal mind, I don't know about it. I'm talking in general principle. The exercise of the power of God goes way beyond laying hands on someone and getting them healed. It actually influences times, and seasons, and human current events.
I'm told that when Hitler was approaching Africa, you know Hitler was putting all of the European Jews that he could lay his hands on in prison camps, and when the German troops approached Africa, I am told that none of the African Jews were hurt in any way. Now I heard that a couple of....you know, I believe it's history. Well I heard recently that the chief Kabbalist, sorry I can't give you the exact details of where he was from, but the chief Kabbalist that was in Africa, the head of all the....they're very clannish the Orthodox Jews, they have chief Rabbis and chief Kabbalists, and they have a whole hierarchy.
The chief Kabbalists went up to the border line just before Hitler's troops arrived. It was Rommel's troops that were coming, and he drew a line in the sand, and he prayed a prayer, whatever he said, and he said that Rommel could not cross that line, and it was right at that point where the American ally forces came in and defeated Rommel. It was Patton. General Patton came in and defeated Rommel right at that point where the chief Kabbalists drew the line. And let me tell you something brethren, that is spiritual power.
Kabbalists are supposed to be ruling over the whole universe with righteous judgment, but, brethren, you cannot judge righteous judgment if your opinions are corrupted. See, it's possible, it is possible to accurately judge a conflict with your carnal mind. It's possible, but even then it's not good enough. You have to be judging with your Christ mind, but if your carnal mind is in a condition where you can't even judge righteously with your carnal mind, where you're seeing everything backwards and twisted, you need deliverance before you can appropriate and be licensed to use the power of God. You must get delivered. It's as simple as that.
So some sorcerers succeed in their art, and others do not succeed. I wasn't very successful, thank God. Now listen, although they use the same practices, and the reason that some sorcerers are successful and others are not, and, of course, this is true for the power of God, the reason that some are successful and some are not, even though they use the same practices, is that sorcery....and I'm going to say that the exercise of any kind of spiritual power depends on the man himself. You have to have it inside of you, you see. Anyone that wants to wield spiritual power, you can go out, you can buy a book, you can chant all your chants, you can go out and you can buy all your herbs and your frog's legs and whatever witches put in their potions, you could chant all the chants, but you have to have a spirit of witchcraft inside of yourself to express this power, you see.
All of the things that you're saying and all of the things that you're doing are just points of contact that stir up and focus the spiritual power that must be in yourself. And that is why in this dispensation, you see, all of the rituals that the Kabbalists go through are not necessary for those who are in Christ Jesus.
You see, in the old covenant, the Kabbalists said all their prayers, and they did all their rituals, and they put all their paraphernalia on them, and I'm not knocking it. That was the procedure that Jehovah gave to the Jew in that dispensation. There was a lot of bondage involved before one could exercise or wield the spiritual power of God, but in this dispensation we are delivered from that bondage. You see, with these Kabbalists, when they did all their rituals, they did all their rituals, they put on all their garments, they put these boxes on their heads, on their forehead and their arm, called the tefillin, they did all of these things, and what that did for them was that their faithfulness to this ritual in the earth caused the focused power of God to descend upon them, ready to be wielded by them. But, we, in this dispensation have the indwelling Christ Jesus. He's already here. I don't have to say all these prayers, I don't have to say all these prayers, I don't have to dress in a certain way, I don't have to put a tefillin on my head and my arm. As a matter of fact, I don't have to be a man, because under the Old Testament you, a woman, couldn't wield the power of God. Well, I don't know if that's true. Deborah did. At least the way the Kabbalists are today, the woman can't do it.
See, I don't have to do all those things to induce the power of God to come down and focus itself in me. That power of God is living in me, it's rooted and grounded in me. It's here all the time, it's not always at the same level but it's here, and the Lord could raise it up in a second if he wants to do something through me.
So we see that some sorcerers succeed in their art and others do not, although they use the same practices, see. You could say the same words that I say, you could do the same things that I do, and I'll have access to it, whatever I'm trying to accomplish, and you might not, because the power is not in the words. The power is not in what you say. The power is the spirit that's in your heart, and it's the same thing with sin. It doesn't matter what you say, the sin is in your heart, the power is in your heart, the power for good or the power for evil is in your heart whether you speak it out or not. So we see that the ability to exercise sorcery or spiritual power depends upon the man himself.
The Zohar says, we have an example in Balaam, who was the very man for such arts, he being, as tradition tells us, blind in one eye. Now, brethren, that simply signifies....he says he was blind in one eye and looking askance with the other, you see, and that's simply talking about the two minds, the carnal mind and the Christ mind. There is strong evidence that Balaam had an imputed mind of Christ because the angel overshadowed him, and he prophesied, and when he prophesied he prophesied the coming of Messiah.
When he prophesied, he prophesied profoundly. That means Balaam had in him the ability to be a son of God, yet because of a spiritual character flaw, Balaam really defaulted to his evil side. He seemed to have preferred his carnal mind, and he only prophesied by the power of God when the angel literally restrained him and forced it upon him, and then as soon as the work of the angel that visited Balaam was finished and the angel released him, Balaam went back to his witchcraft.
So we see that whether it was a conscious choice or not, I don't know and it doesn't matter, Balaam gravitated to the practice of witchcraft rather than to the exercise of the power of God. So Balaam had two eyes, and he was blind in the eye of God. That eye was closed, and the other eye, he looked askance with it and that phrase in the Scripture, "to look askance with one's eye," it means to look off to the side, and that suggests witchcraft, to look off to the side, you see.
So Balaam preferred the evil way, you see, and, you know, this is just a thought that's coming to my mind for whatever it's worth, and this is coming out of my own spiritual experience, you know. I believe that some people are really drawn to spiritual power. I am one of them, I just love the move of the spirit, but I am determined, and I have told the Lord many, many, many times I love spiritual experiences, they just are so gratifying to me, I want as many as I could have, but I do not want even a fraction of one apart from the will of God in my life.
Whatever spiritual opportunities the Lord gives me, they're very exciting to me, very exciting to me, but I wouldn't ever willingly or knowingly exercise spiritual power apart from God, you see.
But there are people out there who, like me, love spiritual experiences, they just love spiritual experiences, and they're not willing to wait to have them in God, because I want to tell you, I don't have nearly as many spiritual experiences as I would like to have if I had my way. The majority of my life is teaching. Right now, I'm doing a lot of the administrative work in the office, and disciplining the disciples, and that's not always exciting. Spiritual experiences are exciting, but I am willing to wait for the Lord.
So I just wonder if that wasn't Balaam's problem, that he just loved spiritual experiences, and he wasn't getting enough of them through service to God, and that was why he gravitated backwards towards his evil deed. I have a feeling that, that is really the truth about Balaam. So we see that to exercise a high level of the power of God requires a great deal of sacrifice and service to God, a sacrifice of self, the sacrifice of self. You have to wait for the Lord and you have to....the Lord is always sending you to help other people.
If anybody's hearing this tape or reading this transcript, and you think that you're called of God to some high calling, and you're not laboring with God's people somewhere, you're most likely deceived because by the pride of your mind, see. Because the primary work of the Lord in the earth today is to mature his body, mature his infantile body that's under all kinds of destruction and judgments from Satan because they don't know which end is up. And they have all kinds of wrong teaching in their mind, and they're filled with pride, and they're doing almost everything wrong, and they don't know why destruction is coming upon them.
So, okay, so to finish up this, I've been a little long-winded here but to finish up this verse in the Zohar, "But of those who have to serve with the Holy Spirit, as opposed to the sorcerer, those who serve with the Holy Spirit.... now remember, the Holy Spirit that the Zohar is speaking about is not the Holy Spirit that's in the church today, okay. The Holy Spirit that the Zohar is speaking about would be called the Spirit of Christ in the church today. But of those who have to serve with the Holy Spirit, it is written, for whatsoever he be that have a blemish, he shall not approach a blind man or a lame man.
Brethren, I don't know, maybe this was true in the natural under the Old Covenant. I don't believe it's true in the natural today, but I know that you cannot be spiritually blind or spiritually lame and wield the power of the Spirit of Christ. The Lord won't let you do it. And it says, because if you do, if the Lord lets you do it, here is how the way was paved for the unclean spirit to enter in and obtain dominion, see.
That's in the New Testament. That's Paul saying that a woman shouldn't prophesy uncovered, you see. You should not be engaging if Christ is not ruling over your carnal mind. Paul didn't mean that a woman had to wear a physical hat on her physical head, and Paul was not even referring to the physical woman. He was referring to the spiritual woman. The spiritual woman, whether she be in a male or female physical body, should not be exercising spiritual power unless Christ is risen in her, and covering her carnal mind, or unless she is at a spiritual meeting where a spiritual male, Christ Jesus, is ruling, and will pass judgment on whether that word that came out of her mouth is Christ or the carnal mind.
And, if every time you open your mouth in a fellowship, the pastor or the person ruling over the meeting tells you that, that wasn't Christ, then my counsel to you is to stop talking, be silent in the meeting and wait, wait, pray and wait, do everything you can to recognize your sin nature, believe what the prophet is telling you about your sin nature, war against it and wait until Christ ascends above your carnal mind, and then Christ will speak through you in the meeting and his words are acceptable.
The words of your carnal mind, which is the female, are not acceptable. The opinions of the carnal mind are not acceptable in a spiritual meeting. Praise the Lord. The Lord wants you to speak, but he wants Christ in you to speak. He does not want to hear from your carnal mind.
So this is just interesting. When you do this, if you exercise the Holy Spirit, and you're spiritually blind or you're lame in your mind, that means you can't tell whether it's really the Holy Spirit or another spirit coming through you, so here the way was paved for the unclean spirit to enter and obtain dominion.
Someone thinking that they're exercising the power of the Holy Spirit, when they're spiritually blind or lame paved the way for the unclean spirit to enter in and obtain dominion over you. It finds you to be a desert, utterly uninhabitable by the Spirit of Christ, as it is written, wherein were serpents, Fiery Serpents and scorpions, etc.
Okay, that's as far as we're going to go because that's going on to another subject. We are now in Volume 3, of the Soncino Zohar, Page 8a, "But God, (Elohim) came to Abimilech in a dream of the night." We also find that Elohim came to Balaam. Well, God coming to Abimilech in a dream in the night is Gen.20:3. And Elohim coming to Balaam is Num.22:9. Now, once again, these references are not from the King James Bible. They're from a Hebrew English Bible. The references are very close, but if you turn to Num.22:9 and it's not the Scripture I'm talking about, look at one Scripture before or one Scripture after, because these references are not the King James.
How is it that Elohim came to Gentiles, Abimilech and Balaam, and not to Israel? The truth is, however, that as we have learned, the word Elohim in these passages refers to the celestial power that was in charge of Abimilech and Balaam. So what this is saying here, there isn't really much for me to say here, but what this is saying here is that, it was not God himself that came to Balaam. It says, Elohim came to Balaam, and the writers of the Zohar say in this circumstance that Elohim does not mean God.
Elohim, according to the Kabbalists....I have no problem with it, you know, with believing that they're right. I didn't have this revelation before I started studying Kabbalah. They claim that Elohim is used many different ways, you know, and sometimes it simply means angels, and sometimes it refers.... sometimes it simply means God, sometimes it means other gods. Where Elohim is used for other gods, it doesn't have to mean the God of the Bible, it doesn't have to mean Jehovah or an aspect of the Sefirot, it doesn't have to mean the Elohim that's associated with Binah. Elohim is associated with Binah and Elohim, the name of God Elohim, is associated with Gevurah, but Elohim can also be talking about a God from the other side, a lesser god, and sometimes the word Elohim simply means angels.
So, according to the Kabbalists, Elohim is a very generic word, and you have to get the meaning of Elohim from the whole Scripture surrounding it, see, and I have no problem believing this. You know, I found it very interesting to read the comment on Balaam, that it was simply an angel that came to Balaam, it was God himself. Now if this is true, I would say it was the Christ within Balaam.
Apparently, Balaam had....the way we would express it in the Doctrine of Christ would be that Abel was conscious in Balaam, Abel was conscious in him. That means that Abel was a point of contact for that Abel to rise up into Adam and minister the mind of Christ to Balaam. Remember me teaching you that Cain in the individual is the conscious mind of the mortal man, and Cain is the door that Satan enters into your mind through? See, Satan rises as a thought. She comes through the unconscious part of your mind. Most people cannot recognize a thought when it's that far away from you in the unconscious part of your mind.
Some people can recognize a thought in the subconscious part of their mind, and the one thing that we're teaching here that I am trying so hard to get you all to understand is that, Christ in you is supposed to be guarding that door. Christ in you is supposed to be guarding Abel, and when Satan's thoughts....I'm sorry, Christ in you is supposed to be guarding Cain, and when you see Cain opening that door to let Satan's thought into your mind, you are supposed to war against that thought, and not agree with it, and cast down that imagination. You're not supposed to say, welcome, come on in, and then show your hospitality by speaking out Satan's thought especially into a holy meeting.
You're not supposed to be doing that, you're supposed to be recognizing that the thought is Satan and casting it down. So you see, just as Cain is the door that lets Satan in and what does that mean? If Cain lets Satan in and Christ in you doesn't stop it, a manifestation of Satan or Leviathan can fill your whole being, and you act out and express that thought, depending on what the thought is. In the same manner, Abel, when he's conscious in a man, and Abel is dead in most people, but Abel, when he's conscious in a man, has the potential to be a doorway for the mind of God where....I don't know what the exact right word is, you know, something of God manifested in Balaam and stimulated Abel to rise up into a full-blown temporary or imputed manifestation of Adam, in the form of an angel, you see.
Balaam was going to use his spiritual power to curse Israel, and that seed that was in Balaam laid dormant because Balaam was not interested in manifesting it, but that seed was there, that seed that could grow into the mind of God, you see, and it rose up within Balaam, and opposed Balaam.
Listen, do you understand me all of you? Do you understand me? This is very important. This is very important. Listen, I've been telling you for years here that Cain is the doorway to your mind that lets Satan in, and Christ in you is supposed to rise up and stop her. The exact opposite happened in Balaam. Balaam was perfectly willing to curse Israel, but he had a door in him. Balaam had a door to the kingdom of God in him, and some spirit, or angel, or whatever you want to call it who saw what was happening, who saw that Balaam really had the power to hurt Israel, rose up in Balaam in the form of an angel. That very angel that stood in the path with its sword drawn, that angel arose within Balaam himself, see. "I don't want to hurt you but if you continue onward to curse Israel, I will kill you if I have to. I'm not going to let you do it."
Now that's what you all are supposed to be saying to Satan when she slowly filters her evil thought into your mind, you see. The whole problem is you don't recognize it as evil. You think it's okay. See, you can't tell that it's evil, but that's what you're supposed to be doing, what Balaam did or what this angel in Balaam did.
Christ in you is the angel that's supposed to be standing up with his sword drawn saying, if you dare to speak that unholy word in the holy meeting, I'll pierce you through, see. But it's not happening in you yet. I don't condemn, you but I'm telling you this because you need to know that, that's what's supposed to be happening in you, the same exact thing that happened in Balaam. See, Christ in you is supposed to be standing up and saying, "Don't you dare repeat that word in this meeting, I'm pushing you right out the door and I'm slamming it and locking it on you." That's what it was all about with Balaam.
So the Zohar is saying, God didn't come to talk to him. it was an angel. And Sheila's telling you, it was his own angel within himself, you see. And so what this is saying about Balaam is that Balaam had the potential to be a son of God, and he had the potential to be a sorcerer, and he preferred being a sorcerer. I've known for a long time, I've known people who have wielded a pretty high measure of power in the kingdom of God, and they turned away from their service to the Lord. I don't know whether they know it or not, but they pray psychic prayers now, and they're very powerful. It's the same power.
It's only a question of the motive that is wielding the power. If your motive is selfish, you're into witchcraft. If you're motive is that you are a channel or a conduit for the will and the purposes of God, the spiritual power that you wielded is legal. All personal motives are witchcraft.
Write that down. All personal motives that result in the exercise of spiritual power is witchcraft. The Lord will defend us. You cry out to God to defend you, you're supposed to cry out to God to defend you. Praise the Lord.
Okay, lets go on to the next one please. Volume 3, Page 63b, there are some men especially fitted for the transmission of blessings as, for instance, a man that has a good eye. There are others again who are specially fitted for the transmission of curses, and curses light or fall down wherever they cast their eyes. Can you imagine having that kind of power that you just look at somebody and they're cursed? Do you believe that's true? I believe that's true. It's called the evil eye.
Everybody doesn't have it, but I believe that it's true, that some people have that power. Such was Balaam, who was the fitting instrument of evil and not of good, and even when he blessed, his blessing was not confirmed, but all his curses were confirmed, because he had an evil eye. That's interesting, I'm not really sure what that means. Even when he blessed, his blessing was not confirmed. I don't know what that means, but my guess would be that even when he blessed it was not necessarily agreed to by God.
See, you have to get this. You've just have to understand this. It's not the words that you're saying, see, it is not the words that you say. It is what's in your heart. You cannot judge people by the words that they say and survive in the spiritual world, you see, because words are not honorable. Even words coming from the most honorable person who might be self-deceived, if you want to survive in the spiritual world, you must be able to hear the speech of a man's heart. That means you must be able to recognize their motives, and the attitudes of their heart, which frequently do not line up with their words.
So it seems to me that when it says Balaam's blessings were not confirmed, that means Balaam said the words, but either there was no positive spiritual power within him to implement the words to bring the words to pass, either he didn't have the power to do that, or he didn't really mean the blessings, one or the other. I don't know which.
Let me say it again. Balaam's blessings were not confirmed. That means either he didn't really mean them when he said them, or he didn't have the positive spiritual power to bring them to pass. But I have a problem believing that he didn't have the positive to bring them to pass because spiritual power is spiritual power. So my guess would be the phrase that says, Balaam's blessings were not confirmed, means that he really was just paying lip service, you see.
Now in the case of Balaam's blessings of Israel, that wasn't really Balaam's blessing. Balaam was completely overshadowed by the imputed Christ in him that rose up and refused to let him curse Israel, although, apparently, he did it anyway after the angel released him. Either he didn't curse Israel, but he taught Balak how to cause them to stumble.
And they sent a Midianitish woman to seduce the Hebrew men sexually. They brought down Israel with sexual sin. That's happening in this country today. We're being brought down with sexual sin, and a large majority of the people don't even know which end is up. They don't even have a clue that they're being seduced.
The same thing is happening in Christian America today. So there are others, again, who are especially fitted for the transmission of curses. Some people are really good at cursing. I'm talking about that they know it's the right words to say, there is spiritual power in their heart that is ready, willing and able to curse and to bring that curse to pass. There are people who are especially gifted at that. They're fitted for the transmission of curses, and curses fall on you wherever they cast their eyes. They just have to look at you. They don't have to say a single word. It's all in their thoughts and their attitudes.
And this was Balaam. He was the fitting instrument for evil and not for good, and even when he blessed his blessings were not confirmed. I think that means they didn't materialize, but all his curses were confirmed. Every curse he cursed materialized because he had an evil eye. Hence, as we have learned, a man should turn aside a hundred times in order to avoid a man with an evil eye. If you know somebody has an evil eye, stay away from them. Don't think that you're going to challenge the spiritual power. Yield, yield, yield. The only time you resist is when God tells you to go up and fight. Yield, walk away, back off, don't fight. If God's not in the fight, you're in witchcraft.
If the Spirit of Christ is not risen up in you to fight, you are guilty of witchcraft. What does that mean? A fight is the exercise of spiritual power. That's the stirring up of spiritual power and it's sin. So you have to avoid a man with an evil eye. Don't fight with him, go away, run. So here, a man that is in readiness means a man who is marked out by nature for this service to be a sorcerer. The priest was able to tell such a man.
Well this is interesting. See, the Zohar gets into all kinds of stuff. The priest was able to tell such a man because he had one eye slightly larger than the other. He also had shaggy eyebrows, and bluish eyes, and a crooked glance.
So, according to the Zohar, you can tell a man who has this evil eye by physical characteristics. Now my very strong opinion is that this is a carnal translation of some deep spiritual truth because it makes no sense at all to say that you can recognize a man who has the power to curse you with a look by his visible features, see. I don't believe that. It doesn't make any sense at all, see. So there's some deep truth hidden behind these words, that the man had one eye slightly larger than the other. Well, that could be true of the carnal mind and the Christ mind, one would be slightly larger than the other. But I don't know what shady eyebrows mean, or bluish eyes, and a crooked glance.
I do not take this in the natural. I do not, and I have no way of checking this out in the Interlinear Text because I don't speak Hebrew, and there's no Strong's concordance for the Zohar. But you have to be very careful, you see. I'm just so blessed with these studies in the Zohar, but I don't encourage anybody to do this apart from me because you have to have the ability within you to know what you can receive and what, not even what you shouldn't receive, but you have to be able to recognize what is deeply metaphorical, because to take some deeply metaphorical truth and believe it on the carnal surface level, we're told is death. The letter of the law is death. Very dangerous. It's not good for you at all.
Can you imagine me walking out of here and finding a man that has one eye slightly smaller than the other, and he has bushy eyebrows and me deciding that he has the evil eye? No, you have to look for spiritual characteristics, see.
You have to try a man in the spirit, you have to know him after the spirit. Paul said, henceforth, we know no man after the flesh. We know no man after the flesh. You have to read his motives.
Volume 3, Page 112b, "Balak was a greater master of magic arts than Balaam." Remember Balak was the king of Moab. He was the one who sought to hire Balaam to curse Israel. Remember, Balaam was the grandson of Laban, okay. Laban, the father of Leah and Rachel, the early mothers in Israel. So Balaam is really a relative of Israel. Balak is king of Moab, not a relative of Israel, and as I told you I believe on Part One of this message, I believe the reason Balak went to Balaam because Balak was even....we're told here, even a greater master of magic than Balaam.
So why did Balak go to Balaam? Because somehow, being a relative of Israel, he had an ability to curse Israel that Balak....even though Balak was a greater master of magic, Balaam had some ability that specifically or that was specific to Israel that Balak did not have, and I think that connection was the blood relation, see.
The people that you're blood-related to are people that you have a strong soul tie with, have power to hurt you greater than anyone that you're not connected to. So we're told that Balak was a greater master of magic arts than Balaam. For just as the celestial holiness can be aroused both by act and by word on our part, so can they that come from the side of uncleanness. Balaam was the greatest of sorcerers, but Balak was still greater. Balaam was greater in divination, but Balak was greater in sorcery, for sorcery depends upon actions, but divination on utterances and observations is not.
So holy Israel whose whole endeavor is to draw upon themselves the spirit of holiness, wherefore it is written, for there is no divination against Israel or enchantment against Jacob.
Well, this is very interesting. We have a lot to talk about here, and then it goes on to say, because Balaam was more powerful with his mouth than all diviners and in the observation of the great Serpent, that's Leviathan, therefore, Balak wished to combine his own sorcery with the powers of Balaam, divination. Said God to him, my sons having, my sons talking about Israel, have anticipated you. They have something which prevents all evil sides, and species, and sorceries from coming near them, to wit, the tent of the assembly, and the holy vessels, and the utensils of the sanctuary, and the incense of spices which allays all wrath and anger, both above and below, and the daily sacrifices, and the two altars, and the table and the showbread, and the laver and its base, and many utensils to serve the utterance of the mouth, the ark and the two tablets of the law, and Aaron to make atonement for the people with his prayer every day.
When the wicked Balaam saw all this he said, for there is no divination against Israel, nor sorcery against Israel. Why? Because the Lord his God is with him, and the pleasure of the king is in him. Therefore, my people I beseech you to remember the time when Balak and Balaam joined forces to destroy you. So maybe I was....well I don't know if I was wrong about Balaam's power being in the blood relation. We're told here in the....that may still be true, but we're told here in the Zohar that Balak sought Balaam because he wanted that double portion of witchcraft power.
But I still personally think that it's suspicious that Balak went to Balaam and said....well, he said, curse Israel. Of course, we're told that Balaam was the one who had the power in his mouth. It seems to me that if Balak just wanted to join forces with Balaam, that Balak would have been more pro-active. Balak would have been the one that was doing the cursing and would have wanted Balaam to just agree with him, you know, but that's just my observation.
So my people I beseech you to remember the time when Balak and Balaam joined forces to destroy you, but did not succeed because I took hold of you, as a father takes hold of his son, not letting him fall into the hand of another. Wow, thank you Jesus. Okay let's go back to the beginning here.
Balak was a greater master of magic arts than Balaam, for just as the celestial holiness can be aroused, that's talking to us, it would be the Spirit of Christ okay, the celestial holiness is talking about the spirit of God, or the anointing. For just as the celestial holiness can be aroused both by act and by word on our part, so that means we can do something, or we can say something that will cause the anointing to congeal and focus itself in us, okay. Jesus, help. And the anointing comes down and focuses in us, and gives us the words to say or the things to do, see. That's what it's talking about here.
In the same manner, so can they that come from the side of uncleanness. They can do something, or they can say something and the gods that they serve will rise up in them, enter into them and become a focused weapon within them. The same spiritual power but appropriated in one case for personal gain, and in the other place to express the will of God. One legal, and the other illegal exercise of spiritual power.
Balaam was the greatest of the sorcerers, but Balak was still greater. Balaam was greater in divination, but Balak was greater in sorcery.
Balaam was the greatest of sorcerers, but Balak was greater. Do you see where I'm coming from? Doesn't it sound strange to you that if Balak was greater than Balaam, even if it was Balak's intention to combine their two powers, if Balak was the greater one, do you really think Balak would be sending money, offers of money to Balaam and saying, I want you to curse Israel? Don't you think Balak would have called Balaam to himself and said, Look let us make a league and we'll do it together, and I'll take the lead? Don't you think Balak would have been more in supervisory position? Do you get that feeling at all, does anyone know what I'm talking about at all? Does it make sense?
The Scripture says, Balak sent to Balaam and said, I want you to curse Israel, I'll pay you anything that you want, curse Israel, and then Balaam tried and the prophecy of blessing Israel came out of his mouth, and Balak got angry and said, why didn't you curse Israel? Does this sound like a man whose magic powers is greater than Balaam's? Does it sound that way to you? No, no something's wrong here, okay.
Now I'm not saying the Zohar is wrong. This is the surface, and it's a translation, so I don't know whether the translation is wrong or whether it's a hidden message. Maybe it's a parable, I don't know, but something's wrong here. So let's see if the Lord will speak by revelation. If not, we'll just get the best that we can out of this for this evening.
So Balaam was the greatest of sorcerers, but Balak was still greater, Balaam was greater in divination, but Balak in sorcery. So sorcery depends on actions but divination on utterances and observations. Now that's interesting, sorcery depends on actions. You know Balak was using sorcery on Balaam. Balak sent these messengers to induce Balaam to help him, and I believe in Part 1 of this message, when we were looking at the King James translation, I showed you that Balak's messengers were putting a lot of pressure on Balaam.
So that is sorcery, brethren. You need to know this. When you put pressure on people to do what you want them to do, no matter how subtle that pressure might be, according to the Zohar, the form of....I've always told you that's witchcraft, the form of witchcraft that you're exercising is sorcery.
To be pressuring somebody to do something either by word, or by attitude, or by approval or disapproval, the form of witchcraft that you're exercising is sorcery, because sorcery depends on actions, but divination on utterances and observations. Now that makes some sense to me, that Balak had the power of influence you see. He sends his messengers to influence Balaam to do what he wanted through pressure, and seduction, and subtlety, because Balak didn't have the power in his mouth to curse. Balaam had the power in his mouth to curse, see.
Now that makes sense to me, that Balak was not capable of cursing. For Balak to exercise the sorcery, he would have had to gotten close to Israel because according to what I'm reading here, Balak's strong point was sending messengers to try and buy Balaam off, to pressure, to influence. Balak couldn't do that with Israel. They wouldn't entertain him at all, you see. So he was after Balaam because Balaam had the power in his mouth, had the power of divination, had the power in his mouth.
Now what's interesting is that the Scripture says that even after the angel turned Balaam away from cursing Israel with his mouth, Balaam still counseled Balak how to cause Israel to stumble, see. The angel stopped Balaam from cursing Israel with Balaam's mouth. Now I don't know what would have happened if Balaam pronounced destruction on Israel with his mouth. My guess is that some army would have raised up somewhere and wiped them out if it was possible, see. I'm not sure about that though, see.
So Balaam was forbidden to curse Israel with his mouth, but he gave Balak advice, you want to destroy Israel, send in some prostitutes because the Hebrew men have a weakness with adultery, they have a sexual weakness. You want to destroy them, send in the Midianitish women to bring them into fornication and adultery, and you'll bring down the nation that way.
So we know what's happening in this country today. We know that the counsel of Balaam is prevailing over this country today, and in the name and the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ, I break that counsel of Balaam over this country and over the whole western world. I break the power of Balak who would send in the Midianitish woman into this nation to bring us down through sexual sin, and I break the power of sorcery, and I break the power of divination, which has been sent to destroy this nation. I withdraw the Midianitish women, I withdraw the prostitutes, and I execute the judgment that Phinehas executed upon Zimri and Cozbi that put an end to the plague that was sent upon Israel. I pierce them through in the spirit with the same sword or spear that Phinehas pierced them through with, and I liberate this nation from this curse, from this seduction, and from this wickedness. In the name and the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ, return unto holiness saith the Lord, and I will return unto you. Glory to God, Hallelujah.
Okay so it says....I think my problem here is that I don't have a definition of magic arts. Balak was a greater master of magic arts, I guess, in his field, and his field was sorcery where you have to get close to the person to do it. Balaam was greater in divination which is of the mouth, which means the cursing can be done from a distance. But the Zohar says this is not so of holy Israel. Israel is not gifted in sorcery, nor are they gifted in divination, yet holy Israel has spiritual power. Holy Israel, their sole purpose in the exercise of spiritual power....now please notice the words holy Israel. The Zohar is not talking about all Israel, because there are criminals and spiritual criminals in Israel just like in every other nation.
So holy Israel, consisting of the people who truly desire and seek after and serve God, their whole endeavor is to draw upon themselves the spirit of holiness, and that's why it is written in Num. 23:23, there is no divination against Israel nor enchantment against Jacob. You cannot divine against spiritual Israel, the spiritual man, nor can you work an enchantment against the natural man, the physical man, Jacob, and the reason why you can't do it is because their only desire in the exercise of spiritual power is to draw down the spirit of holiness and express that holiness. You cannot curse holiness you see. You try to curse holiness, whether you know that you're doing it or not, and it backfires on you, you cannot curse holiness.
Because Balaam was more powerful with his mouth then all diviners, and in the observation of the great Serpent. I think what that's talking about is the....I don't know if you know this or not, but there is a constellation in astrology called Leviathan? Did you know that? Yes, there's a constellation in the stars called Leviathan. So Balaam was a diviner, and he used astrology, he used his mouth, and he used astrology to exercise spiritual power.
Therefore, Balak wished to combine his own sorcery with Balaam's divination. Okay, that makes sense to me. Balak....the form of magic, even though Balak was greater than Balaam, the form of magic that Balak used was not practical because you had to get close to the people to exercise it, and Balak didn't know how to get close to Israel until Balaam told him to send in the prostitutes and they'll fall. Send in the women and they'll fall.
Now, brethren, this is true of physical women, and there's also spiritual women. It's a spiritual seduction that came on Israel, and it's a spiritual seduction that's on this nation and the whole Christian world today. I break the power of Balak and Balaam, I break that combined power of Balaam and Balak over the whole western world, and we pierce through the women who have been sent to seduce and corrupt the spiritual man, Christ Jesus, in the western world. We rebuke you, we pierce you through, and we remove you, we break the curse. Jesus.
So Balaam was more powerful with his mouth than all the diviners and in the observation of the great Serpent; therefore, Balak wished to combine his own sorcery with Balaam's divination. Said God to him, I guess to Balak, my sons have anticipated you. See, the spiritual men of Israel knew that Balak was conspiring against Israel. They have something which prevents all evil sides, and species, and sorceries from coming near them. And what they have, now this is the Old Testament, what they have is the tent of assembly, and the holy vessels, and the utensils.
What we have is Christ Jesus today, brethren. We have Christ Jesus, and he is able to prevent all evil sides, and species, and sorceries from coming near to us. I pray over myself frequently. I pray over you all now and over myself, I cover all our organs, our throat, our esophagus, our heart, our liver, our spleen, our lungs, every organ, and every cell of our body with the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. I put iron bars around each organ, and each cell, and a force field around each organ and each cell, and I surround each organ and each cell with warrior angels armed with weapons, with weapons programmed to destroy any entity, any hand, coming to squeeze, strangle, choke, or damage our organs or our cells shall be utterly repelled and destroyed, in the name of Jesus.
We have it in the spirit today, brethren, that I've just demonstrated to you, the tent of the assembly, the holy vessels, the utensils of the sanctuary, and the incense of the spices, which allays all wrath and anger, both above and below, in the daily sacrifices, and the two altars, and the table and the shew bread, and the laver and its base, and many utensils to serve the utterance of the mouth, the ark and the two tables of the law, and Aaron to make atonement for the people with this prayer every day. Christ Jesus, when he lives in you, makes atonement for your sins every day when you confess your faults. You must confess your faults for the atonement to be active in your life or to be effective in your life. Where there is no confession of sin and repentance, there is no atonement. You need to know that. There is no atonement, you're not covered, you're not under the blood. What does that mean?
You are fair game for Satan, the enforcer of the sowing and reaping judgment, because there is judgment, there is righteous judgment in God's....now I know this is not God's universe. Satan has laid hold of the spiritual substance and formed it illegally, but the undergirding of everything that exists is God, and there is law, where God is, there is law. Harsh as it might be, there is law. Praise the Lord.
We're still in Volume 3, Page 113a. I mentioned this earlier, the word Elohim is used in connection with Balaam as with Laban. Now remember, Balaam is Laban's grandson so the word Elohim is used in connection with Balaam as with Laban, and with Abimilech. Abimilech was one of the Pharaohs of Egypt, because this is a name of general application. Elohim is a name of general application, according to the Zohar, and sometimes it's used of idols. And when it's translated "other gods," Elohim is sometimes translated "other god," to describe idols, which includes these chieftains also.
So this wicked Balaam summoned the chieftain to him and he came to him, and maybe said that he was with him by day when he was with Balak. The truth is, however, that at that hour he only made observations by means of his divinations to fix the right hour.
Well, and when it says he went, he went not as at other times to meet with enchantment, this signifies that he tried to fix the hour. I'm not really sure what that means. This signifies that Balaam tried to fix the hour but was not able as on other days, because he saw, and there was no great wrath in the world, and he knew that it was good in the eyes of the Lord to bless Israel.
Well, I'm just going to stay with this knowledge for you that Elohim, according to the Zohar, and, according to the whole teaching from the Jewish teachers of the Scripture, that Elohim has a general application, and it could be used of negative things, idols and other gods as well as the Elohim which is associated....which is the name of God which is associated with Binah.
So Elohim is associated with the power of God, and there is only one power of God. That is true, and when Elohim is being exercised under the authority of Binah who speaks for Chokhmah and Keter, she's the spokesperson for Chokhmah and Keter as well as herself, that this power of God is being used to express the will of God, but when this power is appropriated by the other side, it's still Elohim, but it's being used for purposes other than the power of God, and this is how it can be said that Satan is a manifestation of Elohim. Elohim is Gevurah, Elohim is the power of God, you see.
But when it's appropriated and utilized by the other side, it becomes an evil force and even so....you know, Satan is an evil force, but don't forget, she's an evil force in the earth. She's an evil force as far as we are concerned because she does evil to us, but don't forget, Satan cannot do anything to us that she does not have legal ground for.
So, from that point of view, she is a faithful servant of Jehovah, and so we are told in Job, Chapter 1, the sons of God were gathering and Satan walked in, in the midst. She's the unconscious part of the carnal mind, and she executes the sowing and reaping judgment upon ourselves and upon others. Everyone in the world and especially the members of the church are manifesting Satan today, or there may be some exceptions, but the majority of the members of the church are manifesting Satan.
Every time you criticize, or condemn somebody, or bring down a judgment on somebody, that's out of your carnal mind. Whether you're in the church or not in the church, you are a manifestation of the sowing and reaping judgment upon that person. But if you judge somebody incorrectly, if you're not right in what you're saying about them, if the judgment that you pronounce upon them is not true, it will come back on you, and that's why it is so dangerous to judge before the time. It is dangerous for you to judge out of your carnal mind because if your judgment is wrong, you will have brought destruction upon yourself.
You shouldn't be doing it, you shouldn't be judging apart from the mind of Christ. Although, there are circumstances in which it is legal for the carnal mind to judge, but you have....it has to be the righteous side of the carnal mind. That's why we have courts of law, and police officers, and judges to pronounce judgment on a man. Whether he's guilty or not after he gets a fair trial, that's a legal judgment.
See, even if the judge makes a mistake, or the jury makes a mistake, if they've done the best that they can, I don't believe that there's any serious consequence to what they've done if they've executed the law to the best of their ability. But any single person judging another man, especially when you don't know all the circumstances, you are just reaping destruction unto yourself. It's really a very foolish thing to do. When you understand the whole principle, it's a very foolish thing to do. You're setting yourself up for wrath.
Okay, I'm not going to go to another tape today. We'll take one more, because that one was sort of short. I'm now looking at Volume 3, Page 119b, okay let me just get to the beginning of the sentence here. "How shall I curse whom God hath not cursed," this is Balaam speaking again, "and how shall I execrate whom the Lord hath not execrated, reference Num.23:8. Observe he said that the lower world is modeled on the upper world. On high, there is a right and a left. So below, there are Israel and the idolatrous nations. The former on the right attached to the holiness of the holy king, the latter on the left on the side of the unclean spirit.
The grades are linked one with another, all depending finally on the one at the head, and the tail has to move in accordance with the head. That's interesting. The grades are linked one with another, all depending ultimately on the one at the head, and the tail has to move in accordance with the head. Balaam could avail himself of all the lower grades, but he saw that even the lowest was still guided by the head. That's interesting because, pretty much, every Christian that I know of is familiar with the verse that's of Jehovah saying, I will make you the head and not the tail. And, to me, that has always been translated as I don't want to be the low man on the totem pole, I don't want to be poor, I don't want to be....I don't want to have the lowest job in the company.
That's what it's always meant to me, but, according to the Zohar, I see another meaning. To be the tail means that you're always the one that, well, you're not the one who's leading, you're not the one who's in a position of leadership.
So when the Scripture says, I'll make you the head and not the tail, it's saying, I'm going to give you the wisdom necessary to be in a position of leadership. It's a good thing to be in a position of leadership. It's a very hard life to be in a position of leadership because you always have somebody mad at you, and you're always hurting somebody, but it's a good thing to be in a position of leadership. That's the sign of the glory of God upon you.
So I don't know about you all, but I learned something tonight about another possibility and, probably a much more correct possibility of that Scripture, I'll make you the head and not the tail, you won't be a follower anymore, okay. You'll be someone who goes to Washington, this is just an example in the natural, you'll be someone who goes to Washington and writes the legislation. You don't have to be sitting in your home complaining about taxes, I'll send you to Washington, and you'll make a change, or I'll give you the spiritual authority to pray, and someone else in Washington will raise up a bill and make a change.
What it means is, I'm going to give you spiritual power to control your life, to be the head and not the tail, spiritual power to control your life, that your life does not always have to be based upon someone else's decision. I'm going to give you control over your own life, and what's coming to me right now is that this is saying that Satan will no longer be able to rule you, because, brethren, in people who do not have Christ, Satan is ruling their life.
See, Satan is our evil side, and Leviathan is the good side. The fallen man is good and evil, see, but you can even ask any psychiatrist like 90% of our decisions are based on unconscious motives that we're not even aware of. That's how so many people have destructive lives. They make bad choices because they're programmed in their unconscious part of their mind to make bad choices. So you have hypnotists going out there and making a fortune hypnotizing people and trying to de-program what's in the unconscious part of your mind.
That is Satan in the unconscious part of your mind running your life, see. But in Christ Jesus, Christ Jesus comes and makes Satan the tail, you see. When Christ Jesus comes into your life, when you're reconciled to Jesus Christ, and then he grafts his son in you, and Christ Jesus takes up residence in you, Christ Jesus covers over Satan and she becomes the tail. She has to do what Christ Jesus programs her to do, and that's how your life turns around. Satan can no longer rule over you, you see.
You cannot see into the unconscious part of your mind. Everybody, everybody on this planet is either controlled by the spirit of Christ in their unconscious mind which is very few people or Satan in the unconscious part of their mind. You don't even know why you're doing things, you don't even know why you're thinking things, but when Christ comes to you, you're supposed to stop submitting to Satan. The man has now entered into your temple, and he has made Satan the tail and he is the head, but you're still worshiping Satan, you're still calling Satan the head, even though Christ Jesus is in you.
Something's wrong here. I remember finding this in our Alternate Translation of the Book of Revelation. It came forth, you're still on the old track, Christ Jesus is in you, he's in your mind, he's ready to take over, he's ready to give you a whole new life, and you are still in the same old track that Satan laid out for you. You're still worshiping the tail when the head is on the throne.
And what is the judgment or the consequence for such disrespect and dishonoring of the Lord? The consequence is beating. See, not physical beating but mental beating that is designed to blow you out of that track that you can't seem to get out of.
02/15/03 Transcribed by RS
02/17/03 1st Edit ACB