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Praise the Lord brethren, we did part 1 of this message at least three or four months ago I believe, one of the things that the Lord does with me, which absolutely amazes me, is that He will have me, or He will give me a revelation, or I will be preaching on a particular level and for one reason or another, I put it down, or there is a period time between parts of the message, and when I pick it up again, I see the revelation so much deeper, I did not study, I did not do anything that I was aware of, but apparently the Spirit in me, or Christ in me, continues to grow, and I see the message much more deeper.
What has happened with this message, is that I read part 1, I read the transcript of part 1 to prepare me to preach part 2, and I realized that the Lord has given me revelation on portions of the Zohar that I preached on in part 1 that completely changes my comprehension of some of the spiritual principles that we discussed in part 1. Basically, we are going to be redoing part 1, because my revelation of what the Zohar is talking about is, has been greatly expanded. This seems to go in line with the concept of the four different kinds of Rabbis. Kabbalah really suggests that only Rabbis pursue Kabbalah. The suggestion is, if you are pursuing Kabbalah, you must be a Rabbi, because it is the deep studies of the mysteries of the word of God. There are four levels of Rabbis, just to remind you, the first level, take the Scripture on its surface and there is value in the surface knowledge of the Scripture, the surface knowledge of the Scripture is our point of contact.
Jehovah said to Moses, build a mercy seat, and I will meet you at the mercy seat, that means that there has to be a point of contact where the mind of man meets the mind of God, and that point of contact for us is the written Scripture, the letters of the word, but only the spirit of revelation can reveal to our mind, what the intent of the writer of the word is.
We have many people today preaching on the word of God, on the Scripture, and they are preaching the understanding of their carnal mind of the Scripture. I for one, would ask the Lord to always help me to understand the Scripture with the understanding of the author. I want to know what the Lord meant when He wrote that Scripture, and I also understand that, as I grow spiritually, my understanding of the Scripture will grow.
I understand that the Scripture or that the word of God is infinite, that I can never ever possess a knowledge of the whole word of God because the word of God which Jesus Christ is the word, He is an infinite being, so how could my finite mind ever possess a knowledge of Him, it is impossible. I do not really know that I really have a concept of what it is like to be an infinite being, but from where I am sitting now, I would imagine that even if I were infinite, if my mind were infinite, I could never possess a knowledge, a concrete knowledge, an unchangeable knowledge of the word of God, because even if my mind was infinite, His mind is infinite, that means a continuous growth, a continuous deepening and deeper understanding of what almighty God is saying to us. He is His word, He has no, well we are the only flesh that He has, He is thought, He is mind, He is consciousness, that is all that He is.
In this world, we have physical activities, who are you? Well you are an artist, you can do something with your hands that could bless other people. The Lord has no hands other than us, of course please understand where I am coming from, He is Spirit, so all that He is, is mental, for lack of a better word, I do not want to put Him in a box, but lack of a better word, all that He does is consciousness, all that He is, is consciousness, and He is infinite, so His consciousness is infinite. That is the most incredible statement, so even I cannot understand fully what I am saying.
The first level of Rabbi is the Rabbi who preaches, who understands, who learns, preaches and teaches the Scripture on its surface level, which is a point of contact where the Lord meets us, that is what He talks to us about. He also talks to us about our everyday life, and our problems in our life, but that is baby talk. That is what you talk to your children about, your children that need guidance in their life, you talk to them and you give them guidance. What does the Lord want to talk to his wife about, what does the Lord want to talk a spiritual adult, not a spiritual child, what does the Lord want to speak to a spiritual adult about? His word. He wants to speak to spiritual adults, to His son, or to His spiritual son, well I should not say His wife, to His son, He wants to speak to Him about His word and who He is. The Lord wants us to know who He is.
Remember the whole word of God, the word of God is who He is. To understand who God is, or to understand who Jesus in His glorified state is, we have to understand to whatever degree we can, the word of God. The point of contact is the surface written letter of the Scripture, it is invaluable, you cannot go on with the mysteries of God, you cannot immerse yourself in the mysteries of God without a knowledge of the Scripture. Who said so Sheila, I know a lot of people that practice Kabbalah and they do not know anything about the Scripture. Brethren, the practice of Kabbalah arises out of one’s spirit, and our human spirit apart from a knowledge of God is Satan. Yes Satan can practice Kabbalah, and the name of her practice is witchcraft. If you want to experience Kabbalah or practice Kabbalah, and you want to do it in God, your spirit has to be joined to the Spirit of God when you study Kabbalah.
Any spiritual discipline that you study, is either witchcraft or Christ, depending upon the spirit in you that is studying it. The Lord just said something so interesting to me. Years ago when this journey that I have been on, this very exciting journey that He has permitted me to experience, led me to a study of Hinduism for a year or two. I was very concerned about it, because Hinduism is not of God, it is idolatrous, it is Serpent worship, the Lord led me there however and witnessed to me over and over again that it was Him, so I followed Him and I learned some very interesting spiritual principles from those studies because the Lord was with me in those studies, saying to me, Do not touch that, that is the Serpent, but this spiritual principle that is in that book, it is a perversion of such and such a principle, of my kingdom.
That was how the Lord taught me, and I was in a very dangerous place, but I survived it and it was not sin unto me, because the Spirit of God was with my spirit, in that spiritual place which is an idolatrous spiritual study. Do you understand what I am saying to you? I never quite understood it that way until this minute. There was something there that the Lord wanted me to learn, and as long as His Spirit was in me was learning it, I was okay. The Spirit of Christ can take someone into Hinduism for God’s purposes and for God’s glory and it will not be sin unto them, but someone’s own spirit can take them into a study in Kabbalah and it could be sin unto them.
Someone’s own spirit can take them in a study into the Scripture, into the Bible, and if their heart is not right, it could be sin unto them. Do you know that Satanists and witches use the Bible, because the spirit in them is what makes it clean or unclean. The motive that one is studying for, and the purpose for which one is using it, determines whether your pursuit is clean or unclean. The Scripture, the written letters is the place, the point of contact, it is the place where God meets us.
There were two angels in the mercy seat signifying the human spirit, and signifying the personality of the man, and the spiritual man, Christ within him, those were the two angels. Let me clarify that, the two angels are Abel in the individual, and the spiritual man, Christ that joins the personality, and they meet, their communication, their basis for a relationship, their basis for a conversation on the mature level is the Scripture. Of course the Lord helps me with my problems, and He reminds me of things that I forget to do but that is the child in me or that is the young man in me that still needs help, but I have a different relationship, an additional relationship with the Lord, we discuss His word, we discuss His word which is making me like Him. When the Lord talks to us about our present life and helps us to understand what is righteous and what needs to be done and where we need to change in our personality, that is very important, but that is not making me like the Lord, that is just making me a good person, that is taking me from being an evil or ignorant person to a good person.
To come into the righteous nature of the Lord Jesus Christ, I have to understand who He is. You cannot become something that you do not know anything about, you become something by changing your mind. The first level of Rabbis are the Rabbis that teach the written word, they teach about Ezekiel, and they teach about Genesis, and these Jews amaze me, their knowledge of the written word, it puts me to shame, that they know all of these little details, I can read the book and I do not retain it. Their knowledge of the Scripture amazes me.
The second level is what they call a moralistic level where they read the Scripture and they teach you lessons that will tend towards bringing you to the good side of this life, and I think it is this level where the Rabbis sing and dance a lot, similar to what we have in the Pentecostal church.
Then we have a third level where they call it hence, that is where you start drawing conclusions from the Scripture, and we use do a lot of work on that, we have not done it in a while, where I would stand up and on the board, I would say, the Scripture makes this statement and the Scripture makes this statement, so what conclusion are you going to draw? There is such a thing as drawing a legitimate conclusion because it is the logical outcome of principles stated in the Scripture. That is another level, you are starting to have to use your mind in the Scripture.
The fourth level is the level called the mysteries, that is what we teach here. When I was reading about these four levels, I read that the Rabbis, I think the word is dresh, the Rabbis that are on this level do not study, that they engage in the wars of Jehovah. I know, at least I have understanding of what the wars of Jehovah are because the Lord has been using me in His spiritual warfare for years now, so I can, I may not know exactly what the Kabbalists experience, but I am not lost when I hear a phrase like the wars of Jehovah. I have an idea of what they are talking about because I know the experiences that the Lord has given me.
I read in this book that these Rabbis that engage in the wars of Jehovah, that they do not study anymore, and they even laugh affectionately at the Rabbis who are engaged in the philosophic pursuit of Kabbalah, the Rabbis who study all day long to get revelation. My carnal mind drew the conclusion that these Rabbis did not need the word anymore. I said, Wow, Lord, I cannot imagine not needing Your word, it is life unto me, if I do not get it, Christ in me starts to starve. Then about a year later, or maybe even two or three years later, I now understand, the Lord never corrected me at the time, sometimes He answers our questions or responds to our statements and sometimes He just lets us find out for ourselves. I have become so busy with the secular aspect of the ministry that I am not even studying a fraction of the time that I use to study and I still have all of this revelation, I am getting it without studying.
All I have to do is present myself, all I have to do is pick up a page of and read it, and I see that I have revelation that I did not have before, I am getting without studying, it is quite amazing, but what seems to be happening is that the Christ in me is now growing on His own. In the past I had to feeding Him, I had to be studying and submerge in the Spirit of Christ for hours at a time, but apparently I fed Him so well, that He is now growing on His own, and as I labor in the secular aspect of the ministry and through counseling people and ministering to people and doing the work of God, that he has assigned me to do, Christ in me is still growing and all I have to do is pick up a piece of paper and I have got a message, whereas in the past, it was taking me ten hours to bring this message forth. That is very exciting. That is a very exciting thing for me to see, because who knows where it is going to end up, Christ in me is growing under His own power. That is just incredible.
Along that vein, I printed out the transcript of part 1 of A Wondrous Edifice so that I could continue on with the message, and I saw that I was understanding what I preached three months ago in a much more significant way, and I realized that what I had to say three or four months ago really was not deep revelation, it was my surface understanding of the word, but that the Lord had opened the spiritual understanding of what I preached three or four months ago. Wherefore, we are going to go over some of the basic principles that I preached in part 1, because I now know what they mean, I do not know what they mean, but I have a clue, a beginning to a spiritual understanding of what they mean.
I also read other parts, the nearby parts of the Zohar, and I see that the Lord is opening the Zohar to me with revelation. This very exciting brethren, this is what Isaac Luria did, this is what he did, we are doing the same thing that Rabbi Isaac Luria did. The mind of Christ is moving here and His mind is infinite, we will do what He has for us today, but who knows where we are going tomorrow, because He is on His own power, is that the most exciting thing you have heard today, He is moving on His own power.
Sometimes, I will just be walking along the street, and He will give me revelation, it is like He knows that I am working all of these hours to minister to His people and to maintain a ministry that will minister to His people, and He will just dump some revelation on me, I do not even have to open the Bible, of course I have to have a knowledge of the word, which I do, and He will just dump some revelation on me, and I will say, Oh, wow, Lord.
I had to go out and buy a digital recorder, because I am not, I do not have the time to write these things up. If I could just find the time to get the digital recorder going, I will start writing these things up and maybe even emailing them out to you, we will see what whatever He will do, very exciting.
I have here part 1 of A Wondrous Edifice, and it is towards the back, certainly on the second message, we were talking about chaos, Tohu, and Bohu, and this is what it says, I am going to read to you from the transcript of part 1. Okay moving on, and of course
I Corinthians 14:33 says:
I Corinthians 14:33
33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace as in all churches of the saints. KJV
Chaos, confusion, and darkness produce four kinds of punishment. What we are being told here brethren, and this is of course a quote from the Zohar, what we are being told here brethren, is that there are four kinds of punishment that appear in the lives of men, and that when I am going to read these to you, and I am going to read these to you, and when these four kinds of punishment, although no one in the church world would call them punishment, but when these four kinds of unfortunate incidents happen to Christians, we need to know that this is the fruit of a chaotic mind, it is the fruit of a carnal mind. You may be calling yourself a Christian, you may think you are a Christian, you may be an infantile Christian, but I want to tell you that human infants do not look like the mature male adults. You are not what you need to be in Christ to be avoiding these punishments, this is the punishment for the carnal mind. Even if you have the Holy Ghost, if you are living out of your carnal mind, there is a sowing and a reaping concerning the carnal mind, and the Zohar calls the reaping of the sowing of carnality punishment. The Zohar calls what you reap when you have sown carnality, punishment, the Zohar calls it punishment.
The church does not recognize it as punishment for anything that they have done, they recognize it as Satan’s activities in their life, but they do not recognize that Satan is the servant of God, the enforcer of the sowing and reaping judgment. We are reading from the Zohar now, and I am going to jump down here, we are going to talk about the four kinds of punishment. I would like to read to you what I said on part 1 and then contrast what the Lord has shown me now. I am going to jump forward a little here.
Through the beginning, that is the fear of God, I am reading from the Zohar now, Through the beginning, that is through the fear of God, who created heaven and earth, for he who transgresses this, transgresses all the precepts of the Torah, and his punishment is to be scourged by the evil lash, the evil lash works through other men brethren, the evil lash is Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind of other human beings.
Reading from the Zohar now, this is point 2 on your notes for part 1 of A Wondrous Edifice. Therefore it is written, Bereshith meaning through a beginning, that is through a fear of God, because we are told that the fear of God is the beginning. God created heaven and earth. Well what does that mean through a beginning? I did not even comment on this, on part 1, through a beginning, that is through the fear of God, God created heaven and earth, well what is heaven and earth? Heaven is the mind of Christ and earth is the personality that agrees with the mind of Christ, do remember that the personality that agrees with the carnal mind is called the devil? The personality that agrees with the mind of Christ is called an angel.
Through the beginning, through the fear of God, when you learn to respect and honor God, the result of that is that the mind of Christ is formed in you, and your personality is renewed by that mind of Christ. For he who transgresses this, transgresses all of the precepts of the Torah, and his punishment is to be scourged by the evil lash. The language in the Zohar is so extreme you know, this evil lash is Satan in the minds of other people, Satan is the lash that we are lashed with, we get lashed, we get punished. When our personality agrees with the evil thoughts that arise out of our unconscious mind, we receive punishment and the evil lash can manifest as any form of destruction in our lives, from illness to car accidents, to I hope it never happens to you, of loss of children, this is all punishment, but it is righteous punishment that comes from the sowing and reaping judgment, which fallen Adam can never overcome, he is fallen, he cannot help but sin, and therefore we are in a spiritual prison.
The warden and the prison master is Satan and Satan in the minds of all of the people, and our sentence is life, it is a life sentence, that is why Jehovah sent His son, Jesus to show us the way out, and the way out is by receiving a new righteous mind that will not sin, so that Satan loses her power over us.
What we are talking about now is the four kinds of punishment, and this is spiritual punishment. Spiritual punishment plays itself out as physical destruction, but it is four kinds of spiritual punishment. For he who transgresses this, transgresses what? Listen again, Therefore it is written, Bereshith, through a beginning that is the beginning is, the fear of God, God created heaven and earth. For the man who honors God, he can hope to receive the mind of Christ and the personality that honors or expresses that mind, for he who transgresses this, who transgresses what? That mind. For he who transgresses the mind of Christ and for he who transgresses or sins against the personality that is expressing the mind of Christ, remember touch not my anointed, remember that Scripture? For he who transgresses or sins against all of the precepts of the Torah, I am sorry, he who transgresses against this, or this one, for he who transgresses or sins against this person, who is an expression or is expressing the thoughts, the intentions, the motives, the behavior of Christ, the person who does that, transgresses all of the precepts of the Torah. That is so interesting, because we are taught in the church, commonly taught in the church, he who violates one point of the law, is guilty of the whole law, that is what the Bible teaching church teaches right, have you not heard that? He who transgresses one point of the law is guilty of all of the law. Here we see a deeper understanding of that. What does that means he who transgresses one point of the law, is guilty of the whole law. Does it mean if you steal, you are guilty of the whole law? If you commit adultery, you are guilty of the whole law?
Here is another way to look at it, he who sins against the man who is manifesting expressing, speaking, doing the thoughts, motive, and intentions of Christ, will be punished. Interesting is it not? Because all of the precepts, and he will be considered as one who has sinned against or transgressed or broken all of the precepts of the Torah. Brethren, that means you could be in church every time the door opens, you could be casting out demons, you could be healing the sick, you could be giving thousands of dollars to the good works of God, you could be helping feed the poor, the hungry, you could be doing everything a Christian is taught to do, you could be mister and misses super Christian, but if you cannot recognize that, that man over there is a manifestation of the living Christ, and you sin against that person because you do not believe that the doctrine of Christ is of God, you are now guilty of the whole law, and without conviction and without confession and repentance, the blood of Jesus has no power to help you. Do you hear this?
Every sin that we commit is not automatically under the blood of Jesus, no more so than every human being who exists on the earth today, is a son of God because Jesus died for the whole world, Jesus died for the whole world, He died to His sin nature for the whole world, and it is His will that everyone should come and receive His life. In order for us to appropriate His sacrifice, we have to do what He said, Let whosoever will, come! Everybody has not come, everybody is not benefitting from His life. And likewise, in the church, those who have begun to come, to come where? Closer to Him, only those sins that are confessed and repented of are under the blood. Oh, no, Sheila. Oh yes, because if you did not, if all of your sins were under the blood, you would not be sick, you would not be dying and you would not be having financial problems or whatever other problems you are having. If you are sick, if you are dying, if you are losing your house, whatever your problem is, this is a punishment, a legitimate legal punishment coming forth from the enforcer of Jehovah’s righteous sowing and reaping judgment. If your sins were truly behind all of the blood of Jesus, these things could not be happening to you. Is Jesus’ blood failing? No.
If you are in trouble, you do not or it has not yet been revealed, the spiritual root of this punishment. You cannot confess it as sin and repent if you do not know what you are being punished for, so the Lord sent Jesus, and today He is sending Christ in the flesh of other men, with deep discernment to help you to see the operation of the unconscious and subconscious aspects of your mind, in an attempt to ward off the legitimate righteous sowing and reaping judgment, that when you sin in your thoughts, Satan has the right to punish you. Jehovah’s solution to our problem is that a son of God should come and show you what is operating in your mind, so that you can punish these elements of your own mind and burn them down, so that Satan loses her power to punish you.
The Lord will not remove His righteous law, we are the ones that must conform to the law. Let us say we have people looking at their sin nature, looking at their character flaws, working hard every day to live for God, and one of the sons of God comes by, and introduces them to the doctrine of Christ, and they say, This could not possibly be of God, and they start praying against that son.
You are now guilty of the whole law. Satan has I would not say free reign, but she has legal ground to hurt you, to punish you. You have sinned against one of these, one of who? You have sinned against one of these who has a new heaven, a new mind in Christ, or a renewed mind in Christ, and a new earth, and a new personality, a personality which is ruled by, the mind of Christ, rather than the carnal mind. You now have transgressed the whole law. That is why the Scriptures can say, When the Jews crucified Jesus, that crucifixion found them guilty, they could not recognize the manifestation, of all of their studying, that it appeared and manifested itself through a man, they could not see it. They studied all about it in an abstract concept, but when it appeared and played itself out in this world of appearance through a man, they could not believe it, which proved that they did not have a new heaven and a new earth, and they therefore became guilty before God. The same thing is happening in the church today, especially in the ministry. The Lord is sending the son of God to minister today, to test their heaven and earth. Is your heaven and earth, is your mind and your personality, is it the old man, or is it the new man.
Praise the Lord, there is a punishment that goes forth, and the more responsibility you have in Christ, the greater your ministry in Christ, the more responsible you are to recognize the new heaven and the new earth, or at least to say to the Lord, Could that possibly be you? This is the way the Zohar expresses it, you will receive punishment, you will be scourged by the evil lash. That means Satan will arrange to punish you for transgressing against Christ in a man. This is implied in the words of the Torah and his punishment is to be scourged by the evil lash. This is implied in the words, And the earth was chaos and confusion, the Hebrew is Tohu va Bohu. And the earth was chaos, Tohu, and confusion, Bohu, and darkness was upon the face of the abyss. This is an allusion to the four kinds of punishment which are meted out to the wicked. Still quoting the Zohar, Tohu is chaos, alludes to strangulation. As it is written a line of Tohu, or a line of Chaos, and that is Isaiah 34:11, let us read that Scripture.
11 But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl also and the raven shall dwell in it: and he shall stretch out upon it the line of confusion, and the stones of emptiness. KJV
The Zohar says that a line of chaos, that Hebrew word translated chaos is Tohu, a line of chaos meaning a measuring cord, and that is interesting because we read about a measuring cord in the book of Revelation, Revelation 11:1.
1 And there was given me a reed like unto a rod, and the angel stood saying, Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar, and them that worship therein. KJV
Rise and measure, deal with the confusion, rise up and deal with the temple of God, deal with the confusion in the temple of God, measure the temple of God and the altar and them that worship therein. The confusion is the carnal mind.
3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. KJV
How does that measure the confusion? Measure the carnal mind, is it recognizing the doctrine of Christ? What do you think the two witnesses are preaching? They are preaching the doctrine of Christ. This is the test, this is the test, is your mind carnal or is your mind Christ. If your mind is Christ, you recognize the doctrine of Christ. And listen;
4 And these are the two olive trees and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. KJV
5. And if any man will hurt them, if your carnal mind does not recognize that this is Christ and hurts them by saying that, that is a wound to say that the mind of Christ is not Christ, if any man will hurt them, that is a wound unto death, when your carnal mind says that Christ is not Christ, it is the intention of your carnal mind to kill them, that manifestation of Christ if it can. If any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth and devoureth their enemies, if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed.
That means the more you come against the man with the mind of Christ, the more likely judgment is to fall on you, and the more likely you will be killed, that your carnal mind will be killed and you too will become a son of God. The people that persecute us the most, are the people who are most likely to wind up preaching the doctrine of Christ, and we see this happening right now. I am not naming any names, but there were two preachers, the Lord sent me to both of them to offer them the ministry of preaching this message, they both decided I was not of God, and really went after me in the spirit, and the two of them went under severe judgment, one more than the other, two brothers, actually, and now seventeen years later, the Lord is reaching for them again, saying, Here I want you to preach this doctrine. Is that amazing? The measurement is the measurement of the carnal mind, the measurement of confusion. I am still reading this, I am quoting from the Zohar, but I am reading from the notes of part 1.
And the earth was chaos and confusion, Tohu va Bohu, and darkness was upon the face of the abyss, this is allusion to the four kinds of punishment which are meted out to the wicked. Tohu, chaos alludes to strangulation, as it is written, a line of Tohu, chaos, meaning a measuring cord. Bohu, confusion alludes to stoning, stones of confusion. Stones, the word stone signifies spirit, our personality is made from wood, typified by a tree, and stones, is not Jesus the rock? So the word stone signifies to our spirit, confused spirits. How is our spirit confused? Brethren, the spirits of the people in the church think that they are supposed to be animals, they think this is the body that God made, they think that this is the world that God created, they think this is the way they are supposed to be, they are confused.
In our world, we say that homosexuals are confused, they may be a physical man, they may be a man and they think they are a woman, or they may be a woman and they think they are a man, or they act like a man, they may deny that, they may say, We do not think that we are a man, but a woman that goes, has sex with a woman is confused. Spiritually speaking, those of us who think those spirits, which we are all spirit, think that we are animals and that God made us like this, we are confused, well not me, not us here, you are confused. If you think that God made you as an animal, you are confused.
Even more than that, the Christians that are double minded as James talks about, the Christians that have the mind of Christ and the carnal mind, and living out of their carnal mind, those Christians are confused, they have the mind of Christ within them, they have their spiritual manhood within them, but they acting like spiritual women, they are confused. They are confused ones, the confused spirits, the confused stones, the stones of confusion, are the people who have the mind of Christ, who have a relationship with the Holy Spirit, and are still living out of their carnal mind, they do not know who they are, they are all confused.
They will tell you that they are saved, but they think they are going to heaven, to live on streets of gold. They do not understand that they are supposed to be saviors to the people who are not saved, teachers of righteousness. You are not supposed to be raptured and taken to safety while the whole world is left under the auspices of anti-Christ, we are the deliverers! The church is confused. The church is supposed to be male, the church is supposed to be a man, but she acts like a woman, like a spiritual woman. Praise the Lord. Chaos, alludes to strangulation. Bohu, confusion alludes to stoning, stones. Tohu means chaos, and Bohu means confusion, alludes to stoning, stones of confusion, confused spirits.
I am going to start that sentence again, Bohu, confusion alludes to stoning, stones of confusion, by the stones which are sunk in the great abyss for the punishment of the wicked. Brethren, who are the stones that are sunk in the great abyss? Stone means spirit, and the abyss is the black hole of the this whole universe, and this whole universe is made up of many black holes, each human being is a black hole and the human spirit of each human being is sunk in the abyss of each human being. We all are black holes, we all are the abyss, and the spirit that is in each of us is in jail, hanging in the abyss, and that spirit is confused.
You may recall that our human spirit is Abel, and Abel is today being dominated by Cain, the animal nature, Abel is the beast that the whore of Revelation is riding on. Instead of Abel, instead of ruling over Cain, Cain has made Abel the woman, Abel is very confused, the human spirit is very confused, he is man but he thinks he is a woman, he has believed what Cain has told him, that God made us like this. Darkness is burning, I am still quoting the Zohar now, darkness is burning, as it is written, and it came to pass, when you heard the voice out of the midst of darkness, while the mountain did burn, the fire, that is Deuteronomy 5:20, darkness is burning, and the mountain burned with fire into the heart of heaven, and darkness, that is chapter 4 verse 11. This is the fire that rests of the heads of he wicked to consume them. The wind alludes to beheading, and we are going to talk about all of these four judgments. The wind alludes to beheading by the sword, which whirls around the wicked like a tempest, as it is said, And the flaming sword which is turned every way, that is Genesis 3:24. These punishments are meted out to those who transgress the precepts of the Torah.
Up above it says, Those that transgress this, so we see a mystery in here that probably the greatest Kabbalists, it has not yet been revealed to the greatest Kabbalists. That the precepts of the Torah can exist in the form of a mind. And the words which, well they may know that, I do not know where the line is, they, I would imagine that they know that the precepts of the Torah can exist in the mind of a man, because the Jews in their heyday have had the greatest minds, they have strong minds now, those that study the Kabbalah, but somehow they could not recognize it playing out through Jesus of Nazareth, they could not recognize that the precepts of the Torah manifesting as a mind disannulled the works of the law, they could not.
The reason they could not, was that they seemed to have a problem dealing with the sins of the unconscious part of their mind. I hate to talk about things like this because I get confused myself, I read Kabbalistic literature which talks about repentance, it talks about confession of sin, it recognizes the sins of our humanity, it recognizes the sin of envy and doing wrong to your brother, etc., etc., but what I do not see the literature talking about is the sin of pride as we understand it, that deep indwelling pride that comes out of the unconscious part of our mind, so it is a very fine line.
Any Jew that I was talking to would say, What are you talking about, we deal with sins, we deal with sins of our nature, of our fallen nature, what are you talking about? There is a line that they only go so far, it is the same thing with the people in the church, they only look so far, they will not look any further. They may deal with envy, they may deal with that, but this deep knowledge of pride that the Lord has been bringing forth in this ministry, we know that Moses would not look at himself, and that line is in the place where they cannot believe that there is a part of them that is the actual enemy of God, they see all of these things as outside of themselves. It is the same position that the church takes, saying, you could be oppressed by a demon but you cannot be possessed by a demon if you know Jesus, it is a very fine line. Praise the Lord.
This is a fire that rests on the heads of the wicked to consume them. The wind alludes to beheading by the sword which whirls around the wicked like a tempest. As it is said, in the flaming sword which is turned every way, these punishments are meted out to those who transgress the precepts of the Torah and the words which allude to them follow immediately after the word beginning, which symbolizes the fear of God, the beginning is the fear of God. That was all the Zohar.
This is what I had to say about it in part 1 of A Wondrous Edifice, This is implied in the words and earth was chaos and confusion. In Hebrew, it is pronounced Tohu and Bohu, and darkness was upon the face of the abyss, this is allusion to the four kinds of punishment which are meted out to the wicked, Tohu, Chaos alludes to strangulation, as it is written, a line of Tohu Chaos, and it means a measuring cord.
In our notes for today, this is what I have to say about Tohu Chaos today. I am sorry, this is my comment from part 1 on Tohu; if you have been measured, if you claim to be a Christian and you have been measured and it turns out that your mind is carnal, and producing or is a factory for Satan’s thoughts, if all of the conditions are met, strangulation can manifest in your life, and those of you who know me know that Satan has tried to strangle me spiritually several times over the past possibly ten years and has failed every time, because the Lord Jesus has intervened. That was my comment on Tohu.
As I review the message this is what the Lord has given us for today; Tohu, chaos, strangulation is a constriction of a body part so as to cut off the flow of blood or another fluid, or in other words in the case of strangulation of the intestine, fluid can be cut off. My comment is cutting off of the breath, can produce sexual satisfaction, and/or catapult one into a higher spiritual realm. For those of you who do not know about it, I am sorry but I did not have the time to look up the word, there is a name for it, it is form of perversion where people will strangle themselves to receive sexual satisfaction, that, that strangling can give them an orgasm. Sometimes people that are involved in this perversion they do it for each other, some people do it alone, every once in a while somebody messes up and they die because they strangle themselves, because they strangle themselves just a little too far. There is something very significant of the cutting off of the breath.
Human sexuality is intimately associated with spirituality, it is the same measure of energy that either is used in our sexual life, or is used in our spiritual life, it is the same measure of energy, it either goes up, or it goes down. Also, it is known in certain circles and more likely Hindu circles, that when the breath is cut off, one could be catapulted in to another spiritual realm.
People that meditate use different methods to catapult their mind into a different spiritual realm, some people will focus on a picture, some people go into a trance. Hindu masters frequently will breath on only one side of their nose, you will see pictures of Hindu masters covering up one nostril, and they have breathing exercises, sometimes they cut off their breath from one side, I do not know exactly what they do, my whole point is to tell you that there is something to do with the cutting off of the breath, that can give one either a sexual experience, or a spiritual experience. The people who you read about who think they have died on the operating room table, and they have experiences of other worlds, most likely what has happened to them or in many cases what has happened to them, is because of something to do with the surgery, the breath is cut off and the soul is catapulted into another spiritual realm. They perceive themselves hovering over themselves in the operating room, but what has happened to them is that they have ascended into a higher energy center, so we see in accordance with where our consciousness is. We do not see only with these eyes, there is a spiritual inside of us that sees from the location where it is at. If our spirit is in the third energy center, this room would look one way to you, if our spirit were to ascend into the sixth energy center, the place between the eyebrows, this very room would look different to you. People whose consciousness is in their sixth energy center, can see through walls, they would be seeing through the walls here.
My body would not move from this place, but if my spirit were to ascend high enough right now I would be able to see through the walls of this apartment. Strangulation has to do with this, it has to do with the cutting off of the breath. The punishment known as strangulation has to do with, let me redo this note, this is the strangulation or the cutting off of the manifestation of evil in the person being penetrated by the Christ light. I talk a little bit here about the Klipot Nogah, I am having a little trouble explaining this, I just want to ask the Lord to help me, this punishment of strangulation, everything that God does if for our good, so the question is what is being strangled? What I tried to tell you so far is that in our carnal mind, we think of strangulation of strangulation of the throat, there can also be strangulation of the intestine, and we die from it, but there can also be the strangulation or the cutting off of the part of us that is evil, the strangulation or the cutting off of the carnal mind, the strangulation or the cutting off of the thoughts that come from Satan into our consciousness to destroy us, the cutting off of the evil. Strangulation does not always have to be bad.
One day we went through this when we look at the plagues of Egypt, someone person does not recognize Christ and prays against someone who is manifesting the mind of God, one of the punishments is strangulation, strangulation of what? Strangulation of that part of them that is giving them a false perception, a cutting off of their carnal mind, a cutting off of that spiritual part of them.
Why did I tell you about the sexuality and the being catapulted into another realm? That was my way of telling you, that strangulation, the cutting off of the breath has to do with a migration, a change of spiritual place. Let us say for example, that your consciousness is in your, well it would not be in your heart center, let us say there, an energy center in your solar plexus, and you want to use the breath to give yourself sexual satisfaction, the cutting off of that breath will drive that consciousness or that energy down into your belly energy center which is the genitals. Some people use that cutting off of the breath to drive your consciousness up into the sixth energy center, the place between your eyebrows, so you can have a spiritual experience. Control of breath manipulates and redirects our consciousness, that is what I am trying to tell you, I got it out now, the manipulation of the control of breath, can redirect our consciousness either downward to give a sexual experience to give us a spiritual experience.
Strangulation, although I experienced it, in part 1 of this message, I talked about strangulation through my experienced that Leviathan has tried to kill me multiple times by strangling me, by strangling me from inside of me. This is, now remember everything that God does is counterfeited by the other side. The other side, whether it was Leviathan or Satan, I am not even sure, tried to strangle me to get rid of me the person who is the mouthpiece for the Lord with this high level of teaching. Satan and/or Leviathan tried to knock me off with what would appear to be as a physical strangulation even though it came from the inside of me, they closed up my throat, before I could be used as the Klipot Nogah, which is a function that strangles the evil inside of the person that I am ministering to.
Some of you may remember that we talked about the different aspects or the different Klipot that the one who is meditating has to pass through before they receive the word of revelation. They have to pass through the storm cloud which is Satan’s noise and confusion in their mind, they have to pass through that. Then they have to pass through the great cloud which is sensory deprivation. They have to pass through the fire which the fire is exposure of one’s sins and the shame, the burning shame of seeing how imperfect we are in light of God.
I think, let me tell you what I am trying to do here, what I am suggesting to you is that this teaching in the Zohar of the four punishments can be associated with the four Klipot that the meditating person has to pass through before they hear the word of prophecy. This is what the Lord showed me, that is just so exciting, let me say it again, these four punishments spoken about in the Zohar, they can be associated with or they are the same thing as the four Klipots the four blockages, well Klipot means shells, the four gates that we have to pass through, that the meditating person has to pass through before they hear the word of prophecy.
We have talked about this, I have preached messages on the Klipot, the gates that the person meditating has to pass through, I have shown you, how each of these gates is manifesting or has manifested in my life as a personal human experience which has resulted in my spirituality being permanently opened, the gate within me to a particular level of spirituality becoming permanently opened. When a person meditates, you have to go through these four gates each time you want to hear the word of prophecy. What is happening as I experience the new covenant, is that these gates that are open temporarily, these gates of mind, these spiritual gates that let us enter into higher spiritual realms, that open when one meditates, that these gates are being opened permanently in me, that I have experienced these gates, I have experience what the meditating man, I have experienced it as a life experience that has gone on for years, the result of which is that, that gate is permanently opened in my life, and in my mind. I have become and am becoming a highly spiritual person.
I have intense understanding of other people’s motives, I hear the voice of God without going through all of the ritual that the meditating goes through. I am in a position to be a source for the mind of God in the earth to do great works because the gates of my mind that lead to high spirituality in Christ are being permanently opened, permanently opened gates, and I am telling you that this language in the Zohar which is so mysterious that nobody knows what it means, I had a Rabbi tell me not too long ago, nobody knows what it means. Since the Rabbi told me what it means, the Lord is showing us that these four punishments are talking about the four gates that we have to pass through before our mind is opened permanently to the spiritual worlds including the world of Christ.
Our mind is being opened to the worlds that are not in Christ also, when we look into our unconscious mind, we are looking into Satan’s world. Adam before he fell, his mind was open on every spiritual world, there was nothing hidden from him, he was conscious in the world of emanation, he was conscious in Atzilut, he was conscious in Beriah, in addition to Yetzirah and Asiyah, he had full sight, and that is what is happening to us who are experiencing the new covenant, our mind, the gates of our mind, see, the book of Revelation talks about 12 gates to the temple, what is that talking about? Are we not the temple of God?
Our physical body is the temple of the Holy Ghost, the mind of Christ is the temple of the Spirit of Christ, the temple of God. God lives in the Christ mind, the Christ mind lives in the physical body. What is this temple in the book of Revelation? There are 12 gates, what are these 12 gates? They are gates that are in the mind, and when all 12 gates are opened permanently in the mind of a man, we will have all knowledge, nothing will be hidden from us. Nobody will be able to hide their true nature from us, no one will be able to deceive us, we will have full knowledge on all four realms, we will see through walls, and we will be miracle working saviors to the people who need our help.
That is the temple in the book of Revelation, it is the mind of Christ, fully built.
I am telling you that this is a third exhortation on this principle, the permanent opening of the gates to the spiritual realms. We learned about it by teaching the Kabbalistic practice of meditation and what you have to go through to hear the word of prophecy, we have heard about it with me telling you that these gates are opening permanently through human experience that can last for several years, each experience which can last for several years, and now we are reading about it in the Zohar. The Lord is putting it in the spot light, the spirit of revelation on the four punishments in the Zohar and telling us that they are the permanent opening of the gates of the mind to the spiritual worlds. These gates were locked when the human spirits, when the hurtful spirits were put in jail, we were sold to Satan and put in jail.
The first punishment, strangulation, it is the strangulation, it is the cutting off of the evil. It is the same principle as the book of Hebrews in chapter 6:4-6 but it says, If after you have tasted of the good word of God, and you have partaken of the miracles and all of the good things of the age to come, you still willfully sin, there is nothing left for you but fiery burning judgment. That is not talking about a destructive fiery burning judgment, it is talking about a purifying fire, talking about the judgment that will purify you, bring into submission to God and make you into everything that God wants you to be. I have been preaching that for years.
In the same manner, the four punishments, and even the ten plagues on Egypt ultimately create or bring forth a submission to God that will result in the people becoming the children of God. God does not punish us willfully unto destruction, His whole purpose is to bring us into His image. Also, as I have been teaching you, the whole process of creation, it is happening in us today, it did not happen six thousand years, it did not happen however many thousands of years ago, you want to believe.
If you are one of these people that believe that they were not six literal days, these are unending disputations, did the creation take place in six literal days or six thousand years days, who cares? Who cares? I am interesting in the wisdom that is going to form Christ in me, teach me about the wisdom that is going to build Christ in me, that is going to open the gates of all of the spiritual realms to me, teach me what I need to know so that I can help myself and then help others, who cares whether it was six literal days or not. Stay away from those kinds of disputations, what fruit is there in that?
We see that behind every punishment of God is His desire to give us life, and that creation is happening today. It is happening today for me, and it is happening today for you. That is why in part 2 of this message, we translated some verses in Genesis 1, and I showed you that creation is happening for us today, for us and in us, the new heavens, and the new earth is our inheritance in God. Today is the day of salvation, everything is happening to us today, all things are happening simultaneously in all of the worlds of consciousness. This was also in part 1, but things are not happening at the same rate of speed. Perhaps in Atzilut, creation began six thousand years ago or six million years ago, I do not know, but here in Asiyah, a world that is spinning much more slowly than the world of Atzilut, creation is happening today. The world was empty and void and without form, those are all of the people out there, they are empty and void and there is no formation of God in them, and God said, Let there be light, a revelation of Jesus Christ is imparted to them, creation is happening today, for everyone that hears this word, and the four punishments and the ten plagues that were visited upon Egypt, were ten plagues ever visited upon natural Egypt? I am not even sure.
You think that is blasphemy, I am sorry, I do not think that is blasphemy, maybe it did, and maybe it did not, but the most important thing is what happened in the spirit. Everything that happens in the spirit plays out in the natural at some point, but did it play out as ten plagues upon a physical Egypt, a nation of Egypt, I do not know, maybe it did, maybe it did not. I am Egypt, Jesus was crucified in Sodom and Egypt, talking about the human nature, Jesus was crucified in Sodom and Egypt, the human nature. Pharaoh, spiritual Pharaoh is in each of us. The ten plagues are visited upon each of us whose Pharaoh will not let us go. What does that mean? The carnal mind will not let us go to serve God outside the camp. If our own human nature, if our own old man is so powerful that he is cutting off Christ from coming forth in us, punishment will be visited upon us.
Once Christ is in a person, the Lord wants His son, and He will send the ten plagues upon that person who is yielding to his old man until that person releases Christ to serve God. All judgments ultimately are for our good. Sometimes they manifest in a horrible way in this world, such as what happens to the Jews and not only to the Jews but a lot of people in Hitler’s Germany, it was horrible. What good did that do? I cannot answer that question right now, but I know that God is good, but this is a criminal world that Satan controls, unless God intervenes.
I am telling you that this highly, this language in the Zohar which is such a high parable, talking about chaos and confusion, and stones in the deep, it is us, everything that the Lord has to say is about us, we are the creation, we are His creation. Everything is about us. It is talking about the sun and moon in us, the world in us, we are the worlds, and these four punishments can be lined up with the four gates that we must pass through to be restored to full sight and see on all of the worlds, which is a return to our heritage, what God wants us to be.
Strangulation, when the Lord does it, strangulation coming forth from Christ is the cutting off of the evil, but of course the other side, Satan and Leviathan copied God and they tried to cut off Christ, and that is what has happened to me, it has not happened in a long time thank God, I pray it never happens again. So many times, Satan and Leviathan, or Leviathan, I do not know who it was, tried to strangle me from inside, they closed my throat, but Jesus saved me every time. They tried to strangle me and cut off Christ in me by killing me, before Christ could rise up in me and cut them off. It is the cutting off of the evil. So many people in the church have a desire to be manifested sons, but they do not understand that to be a manifested son, your carnal mind and your old man must die. They must be strangled, they must be cut off. Receiving Christ is not enough. Brethren, you have two minds, there is two men inside of you, only one can live through you, and if you are not fighting the war against your old man, your old man is the one who is living through you, even though Christ is present, therefore the judgments must come or the punishments must come, the evil must be cut off, it must be strangled off.
The example that I have here, is the Klipot Nogah, let me just give you the, from the book, that we learned this from, let me just give you the four Klipot from the book Inner Space. The first Klipot, the first shell which I am now calling the gates because nobody knows what I am talking about when I say shells, I am going to say gates from now on, the Lord just told me to do that, the first gate that we have to pass through, the first gate in our mind, is the Ruach Se’arah, and that is the first one to overcome, and it is talking about the, the first Klipot the storm wind, and I told you that in my personal life that was Satan making all of this noise in my mind and causing my emotions to be upset, that still happens to me today. Sometimes I come in here and I have to get prayer before I preach because my emotions are upset, Satan is stirring up my emotions to try to stop the mind of Christ from manifesting through me like He is doing right now. As a matter of fact, I needed prayer today because I was emotionally upset, why? I did not know why, Satan in me was manifesting to try to stop the Christ from coming forth in me. That is the first gate according to Aryeh Kaplan, the first gate you have to pass through when you are meditating is the storm wind.
I spent several years overcoming that emotion, I spent years overcoming that emotional distress that would stop me serving God, literally years! I went through a period where I would wake up every morning, wake up upset so that I could not do my spiritual work, years to overcome that! Satan still does that to me but I overcome and I go on, no longer knocks me out for days at a time, she use to knock me out for days at a time, I could not concentrate. I passed that gate, and that gate is now permanently tied open.
The second that Aryeh Kaplan talks about is the black darkness that envelopes us like a cloud, and he says that is an acute lack of sensation, a sensory deprivation, that is amplified a million times. You feel this overwhelming frightening nothingness. I lived that for maybe five years, it was horrible, it would have been easier if I would have knew what I was going through, but I did not understand it, I just cried out to God every day, that there was something terribly wrong in my life, I had no feelings. I did not know that this gate in my mind was being opened through sensory deprivation, another gate to the higher worlds was being opened, permanently opened and tied back in my mind.
According to Aryeh Kaplan, the next stage is, the flashing fire or the self-taking fire, and this he says is the shame of having your sins exposed. This happened to me before the other two that I started with that almost first. It does not have to be in the order that he has it in his book. Maybe people that are meditating sitting in a chair, this may be the four stages that they go through, but I am telling you that when these gates were permanently opened to me, and that each of these experiences lasted for years in my life, they were in a different order than Aryeh Kaplan talks about in this book.
You may not have the same experience, but that was my experience. He now talks about the flashing fire, and he says it is a feeling of closeness to God, and a recognition that God sees everything that you do, it is an exposure of sin. That was the first thing that I experienced. Today basically the church is resisting it, by in large, believers that I see in the church, they do not want their sins exposed, the depths of the unconscious mind exposed. That exposure of sin is a gate, which when you submit to the process will permanently open that gate in your mind, and then you have access and vision into Satan’s realm, and Leviathan’s realm, very important if you want to be a spiritual person. Then Aryeh Kaplan talks about the negative light, he says there is a black light that he talks about, and just to make it brief, this black light is infinite, it is an infinite negative light, and he relates this negative light to the fires of Gehennum, which is a level of hell.
We recently did a study in the book of Genesis concerning Lot and Sodom and Gomorrah, the understanding of Gehennum that the Lord gave us or the understanding of Sodom that the Lord gave us is that the people in Sodom were people who were aware of their sin nature, their sin nature had been exposed, and they were experiencing the pains of this world. That is what Gehennum is, it is a level of hell where you see your sins but you have not yet been delivered from them, you have to live with that pain of knowing that this is what your nature is, and resisting it and you also have to live in the physical conditions that were brought about by these aspects of your sin nature.
Aryeh Kaplan talks about putting together the negative fire and the white fire and the black fire. The white fire is the fire that exposes sin, the black fire is the condition of pain that comes when your sins are exposed while you wait for God to deliver you, and he says, Aryeh Kaplan says, If we put these two interpretations of fire together, we come out with a very interesting idea, the shame of being far away from God, you know because when we see our sins we realize how far away from God we are, and the fire of Gehennum, it is the same fire with which God reveals Himself during the highest peak experience.
In other words, looking at our exposed sins, recognizing how far we are away from God, and recognizing that our life is a manifestation or our life is the way it is because of our sin nature, is the highest peak experience in God, in a meditative state and in this world, for those Christians who can come to this place and really let God shine the light on our sin nature, and experience the pain and the shame that goes with that, and the recognition that there are problems in our life, perhaps infirmities that are there because of our own sins, we did not know what we were doing, but it is our sin nature that has produced our sicknesses. That is a ground for the highest peak experience in God, and that is exactly what has happened to me, I have very high peak experiences with God, and an ongoing open unending high peak experiences with God, because for some reason I have the ability by the grace of God to look into my sin nature, face it, see how far away I was from God, see how my own sin nature has produced the problems in my life that I have, and I have a very high peak experience with God.
Then Aryeh Kaplan goes on to talk about the Klipot Nogah, and he says, this is different, the Klipot Nogah, all of these other shells are evil, they are aspects of our life that have to be dealt with, but the Klipot Nogah is not all evil, it is a filter, it says the Klipot Nogah is a filter, and I will just read you what he has to say here. After the self-taking fire, the text states that there was a nogah or a glow around the fire. This black fire was surrounded by a special glow. The grasp what the nogah is, we have to understand the concept of the Klipot Nogah, as mentioned the three Klipot, the wind, the cloud, and the fire, represent barriers and are considered evil barriers or closed gates. The Klipot Nogah is different, it is both good and evil, it is a barrier and yet it lets something through, it is what could be called a semipermeable barrier. It is for this reason that it is said to glow, a very measured amount of God’s light shines through the Klipot Nogah into the other Klipot.
I have experienced years of the wind, years of the cloud, and years of the fire, I am now experiencing the Klipot Nogah, I am experiencing being in a relationship with someone who is in active sin, they do not understand the Lord wants to save them, and the Christ in me is ministering through me to that person, I am a barrier, the sin is not influencing me, I am praying against it every day, fighting against it every day, the sin that this person is in, but the light of Christ is coming through me to feed and nourish the realm of evil, because we are all evil, I am not saying that this person is evil, we are all evil, the Scripture says, God is the only one that is good. The Christ in me is coming out of me to nourish people who are still in sin, but their sin cannot enter into me, I am the filter.
It is not an easy experience, and I have no idea how long it is going to last, how many people I will have to experience this with, neither do I know how I will experience the ultimate end of meditation, because after you pass through the Klipot Nogah in meditation, you hear the voice of prophecy.
I already hear the voice of prophecy, I have been hearing it for years. What will be my experience after this last gate is permanently opened? You know I have been asking the Lord for a while now what will be the experience, and I guess I answered it right in this message. Since I already hear the voice of prophecy and since having the gates permanently opened is such a much greater experience than having them temporary opened, when the Lord determines that I have experienced the Klipot Nogah long enough, but when its work is accomplished in me, my sight, I will receive sight on the level of all worlds, I will receive high spiritual sight, I will be restored to Adam’s original condition of sight, on all worlds. That is the answer to that.
This is a very important issue, it is talking about salvation, it is talking about a return to our first estate, it is a major, major issue that the Lord wants the church to hear about, and He has been bringing us into this knowledge a little bit at a time, for the last six months or so, actually my first message on permanent meditative consciousness I preached years ago.
The third punishment speaks about two of the experiences that one has as he is penetrating into the silence where one hears the voice of prophecy, the cloud, sensory deprivation, and that is one, and two, the dark fire or negative fire, energy which produces confession of sin, which is shame, and the purifying judgment for that exposed sin which is Gehennum and purgatory. I wonder why I jumped ahead to the third punishment. The second punishment is stoning by the stones that are in the abyss. Bohu alludes to stoning, that is the stones of confusion, by the stones which are sunk in the great abyss for the punishment of the wicked. If the stones are the spirits, I just read this translation of Revelation 17, if the stones are the spirits and our physical bodies are prison houses, emotional prison houses for the hurtful spirits and Satan are the, the army officers of the earth are Satan in each individual’s mind, this is what the Zohar is talking about when it says the second punishment is stoning by the stones of confusion which are sunk in the great abyss for the punishment of the wicked. Human beings, fallen human beings who have Satan for the unconscious part of their mind, are the army officers of the earth, and we are the second punishment, I have been teaching that here for a long time, that when it comes to the sowing and reaping judgment, that Satan in the mind of one person will punish the other person. We punish each other, we hurt each other, with our envy, and with our harsh, our selfishness and our harsh spirits, we, all of us, all of fallen humankind, are the servants of Satan, and we serve with Satan as the enforcer of the sowing and reaping judgment. That is the second punishment.
I think what we are going to do after I finish my exhortation on the four punishments, at some point I would like to go through the Zohar and go over all of the comments, all of the Scriptures on Tohu and Bohu, I see some very interesting things here that I would like to go back to, but for now, for the message for tonight, the third punishment is darkness and burning, and that is the negative fire, the shame of exposed sin, and the pain that is associated with that sin is the negative fire, which is called Gehennum. The pain that we enter into when we realize that we are sinners and that state of mind that makes us eligible for deliverance from the Lord, that is the negative fire, the darkness, the darkness and the fire are the third, darkness and burning are the third punishment.
The third punishment speaks about two of the experiences that one has as he is penetrating into the silence where one hears the voice of prophecy, the cloud, sensory deprivation, and two, the dark fire or negative fire, fire or energy which produces confession of sin and the purifying judgment for that exposed sin. I do not know why I combined these two. The third punishment speaks about two of the experiences that one has as he is penetrating into the silence where one hears the voice of prophecy, the cloud, sensory deprivation, and the dark fire or negative fire which produces confession of sin, the third punishment, sensory deprivation, I do not know why I included sensory deprivation, in the burning and darkness, I do not know why I would do that, I have some thoughts but I am going to come back to that.
Let me read my notes here, the black darkness that envelopes us like a cloud, in other words, imagine being in an immense, now this I am quoting from Aryeh Kaplan, Imagine being in an immense dark room, the mammoth cave with the lights turned out, you are experiencing an acute lack of sensation, a sensory deprivation that is amplified a million times, you feel this overwhelming frightening nothingness, this is the Klipot anondogal, the great cloud, you are experiencing a very frightening nothing, an empty nothing. The black fire is one usually thinks of fire as something bright and radiating, darkness on the other hand absorbs and takes everything into itself, there is something called and elemental fire. Unlike the fire that we are familiar with, the elemental fire does not radiate, it is black fire or what we would call negative energy. The flashing fire, or the self-taking fire, in Hebrew this is esh, like hot, this fire has the connotation of tremendous shame. The feeling that one is burning with shame. This is worse than physical shame, it is not even like a psychological pain, that you can hide or run away from. There is no possibility of rationalization, no dismissing it, no escaping it, it is a pain that is there. Furthermore, you do not even want to hide, you realize that this fire and the shame are cleansing you. You are so totally open that you begin to appreciate the necessity of this pain because it makes you realize how really far away you are from the divine. This pain can be likened to the fire of Gehennum, purgatory.
In other words, when our sins are exposed and we confess them and repent, we are in purgatory waiting to be purified. If we put these two interpretations of fire together, black fire and flashing fire, we are combining the shame of being away from God, that is the flashing fire, when we see our sins, we realize how far we are from God, and the fire of Gehennum. That is the black fire which is purgatory, the negative energy, it is the judgment, the negative energy is the judgment. These two types of fire are the same fire with which God reveals Himself during the higher peak experience.
That negative energy, that is when, that could be likened to the son of God judging the sins of the believer. I do not believe it is a negative energy, I believe it is the Spirit of Christ that reveals your sins, but it is a negative experience for the person having it, initially it is a negative experience because it causes them pain, the but Scripture says, No one enjoys the chastisement, but it bears the peaceable fruit of righteousness. This experience is appearing in the Zohar as a negative energy, but it is not a negative energy, it is an experience which is initially negative, which is a part of the process of being restored to consciousness on all levels.
We see that the third punishment which talks about darkness and burning can be related to the experience that the meditating person has when he has his sins exposed, or to the person entering into a place where the gate is permanently opened, our sins are exposed, we realize how far we are from the divine, and the black fire is having those sins exposed, which is initially a negative experience, that is the third punishment.
The fourth punishment according to the Zohar is the wind, and the wind means a beheading by the sword, and I suggest to you that the beheading by the sword is the silencing of Satan, Satan is the storm wind, Ruach Se’arah Gevurah which means restraint. This is the first meditative barrier and the fourth punishment, Satan the storm wind. The first meditative barrier, but listed as the fourth punishment, in order to penetrate this Klipot and attain a perfect calm, the meditating person must turn to the Sefirot Gevurah and discipline his own mind. Essentially the prophet has to restrain his thoughts and hold himself or his carnal mind back completely. I have question here, or I have a Scripture for you, Revelation 7:1;
1 And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. KJV
I have always wondered about that Scripture and now we have some insight into that Scripture. This holding back of the four winds, this holding back of the carnal mind, so that the Christ mind can exercise itself over and through the personality, holding the four winds of the earth, the winds of the earth, that is the carnal mind, that is the spirit of the carnal mind, that the carnal mind should not blow on the earth, should not influence the earth which is the personality, neither should it influence the sea, because there is a sea in Christ, nor should it blow on any tree, it should not be influencing the tree of life. What are the four winds of the earth concerning the mind? What are the four winds of the earth and mind? The conscious part of the carnal mind, the Fiery Serpent, the subconscious part of the carnal mind, Leviathan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind, Satan, and the super-conscious, I am missing a page here, I am having a lot of opposition here, I really do apologize to you, the super-conscious which is the Serpent, these pages are out of order, the super-conscious which is the Serpent.
According to this teaching of the Zohar, we now know that it is Satan who is circumcised, cut away from us, and not Leviathan. I have been teaching for years that Leviathan is the one that is cut away from Cain, but according to this teaching, we were told that four winds of the earth, that the wind has to do with the beheading by the sword. The sword is the cutting away, which is the beheading of the head which is Satan. Praise the Lord.
Those are the four punishments that I have just given you some insight on, are there any questions about this, do you have any questions about these four punishments? My comments on part 1 are as follows; it is talking about spiritual arrows and stones being propelled at you, darkness is burning, I am quoting from the Zohar, and here I am talking about beheading and the wind. The wind alludes to beheading by the sword and I find that so interesting since we are see these beheadings going on in the Middle East, I means to this society, to our Christian society, we have not heard or let alone seen beheading in countries, and all of sudden this phenomena called beheading is affecting our western Christian civilized society. Where is this coming from?
The wind alludes to beheading by the sword which whirls around the wicked like a tempest. As it is said, and the flaming sword which is turned every way. These punishments are the, and I am quoting the Zohar here, and then I say also there is a spiritual manifestation of beheading, and that is to be separated from God. When we did a study on the supposed beheading of John the Baptist which is not accurate, but it is what the church believes, we found it to be actually, that it was not John the Baptist that was beheaded but it was Herod who was beheaded, he was separated from the relationship that he had with his head, which is Christ.
These are the four spiritual punishments. Let us look at them again, strangulation and however that could manifest, physical strangulation also manifests as the cutting off of the spiritual cutting off of life, however that would manifest in your life. At this moment nothing is coming to me. Stoning however, means spiritual stoning, I believe it is people speaking evil about you, perhaps the Lord will tell me how the strangulation manifests before I finish this. Darkness is burning, that is torment in your mind and in your emotions, emotional instability, and the wind that alludes to beheading by the sword again, I do not really have. I cannot tell you what these manifestations are, but I am telling you that they manifest as destruction in the lives of individual human beings.
Please note that they all are cutting off in some way except for the stoning the strangulation. Stoning is slander and evil speaking, I am sure of that. Then there is fire which is emotional and spiritual torment. I am just going on and on, I do not have it, I just do not have the revelations in part 1. We now have the revelation in part 2.
Praise the Lord, He is just so faithful. That is all that I have on the four punishments and according to my notes for part 2, I start commenting on the water, snow, and slime, and the Lord gave me some revelation on that, but I do not think I want to go on with that, I think I want to do an exhaustive study in the Zohar on the words Bohu and Tohu, I think that is what I want to do. I would like to go through a whole Zohar doing an exhaustive word study on Tohu and Bohu and then perhaps stoning also but certainly Tohu and Bohu. I just pulled out the first references to Tohu in the Zohar. The Lord really, I am so excited that He dumped this revelation on me and I am not really prepared with it in a logical order, but it looks to me like we are going to be in a position to start giving alternate translations on portions of the Zohar. I do not have that ready tonight, so we are just going to which I have seen where He wants me to start, because I am all over the place, He may send me all of the way back to the beginning, I am not sure what He will want me to do for the next time that I preach.
Tonight I have four quotes, five quotes from the Zohar referring to Tohu, we will take a look at those and then I will see, I will try to put in some logical order for the next message. Unfortunately, I guess I can give references but I did not copy them down. I will do it in the future. The Zohar is not as easy to tell you where I am reading from in the Zohar as it is in the Bible, but for those of you that have the Soncino Zohar if you can find them.
These first five references, I am sorry I did not write down where you can find them, but I will do it in the future. Number one, over the whole, the hovered tohu meaning chaos. As long as tohu dominated, the world was not in being or existence. We now have the key that has opened the lock, we know that tohu is emotional chaos, we know that the Zohar is talking about human beings, and we are talking about emotionalism in human beings. As long as emotionalism rules in a human being, as long as emotionalism dominates the world which you are, each of us is a world, as far as God is concerned, you are not in being or you are not in existence, as long as you being ruled by your emotions, as far as God is concerned, you do not exist. Number two, He takes it and returns with it to his cavern and shapes it into a spurious heaven which is called tohu, emotional chaos. I have not given you the whole context here although we did speak about this possibly in part one of this message. It is talking about false doctrine, this part, this part of Scripture is speaking about false doctrine, and the spurious heaven I believe I told you is the mind of Christ, and the carnal mind, the doctrine of the carnal mind, and we see here, we have some additional information in addition to knowing that this is talking about the doctrine of the carnal mind, we now refer to as the doctrine of the emotional mind.
We see a reference to the fact that the carnal mind is the emotional mind. Brethren we cannot live in our emotions. The third one, there was snow in the midst of the water, from the action of which produced a slime. Then a mighty fire beat upon it and produced in it a refuse, so it was transformed and became tohu, chaos, the abode of slime and the nest of refuse. This was the next portion that I had on my notes for the message for tonight, but the Lord has just completely blown my plans apart, I will just give you, I will tell you briefly what this means. I guess I will give you the whole thing now, I do not know which direction to go in. I looked up the English word snow and the English word snow means frozen precipitation in the form of white or translucent hexagonal ice crystals that fall in soft white flakes. We know that Binah is the terrible ice. I do not know if you remember it or not, but I have preached on that, and that is what Kabbalah says, that Binah is the terrible ice, the hexagonal ice crystals are the eight Sefirot from Binah through Malkhut that appear as snow in Malkhut, the visible world. I have to put that on the board for you.
I have been told by some members of the congregation that they were not completely following me on these last few verses, so I am going back to the punishment, and I am going to lay it out on the board for you, then we will go back to these verses from the Zohar.
Drawing #1, Tohu, emotional disorder or instability, Bohu mental confusion, the inability to distinguish between the carnal and the Christ mind. The four punishments are, strangulation, stoning, fire, and darkness and wind, and on drawing #2 I will do a chart explaining the four punishments. Drawing #2, I have four columns on the board, one is the word from the Zohar, the second column is the punishment, the name of the punishment, the third column is how we would understand this in the doctrine of Christ or the concept, the corresponding concept of the doctrine of Christ, and the fourth column is the Klipot that we are told we have to pass through when we are entering into meditation.
#1, tohu, that is the Zoharic word, the punishment is strangulation, the associated concept with the doctrine of Christ is the cutting off of the carnal mind. I see that I did not finish this word correctly. Bohu is the Zoharic word that punishment is stoning. The comparable aspect of the doctrine of Christ is, the military offices that I read to you about, that enforce the sowing and reaping judgment, these are the spiritual attacks which are envy, pride, competition, gossip, etc, that come from the, that are initiated from the unconscious part of the carnal mind, and are executed sometimes are executed through the conscious mind, but not always, and the Klipot from a meditative point of view is the cloud.
I had to ask the Lord how the cloud is associated with this, because the cloud is sensory deprivation, and we are talking here about spiritual attacks which must hurt, that is the exact opposite of sensory deprivation. The Lord told me that the cloud is the hardness that some people develop, it is the hardness or the sensory deprivation that some people develop as a defense against all of the hurtfulness of the people that we love, we become very hard and unfeeling.
The third Zoharic word is esh meaning fire. I guess I should add to this chart that the tohu is emotional chaos, and bohu is mental chaos, I will add that in. The third Zoharic word is esh which means fire, the punishment is burning, spiritual burning, I should really put in there, the lake of fire, I put under the Klipot, let me put it over here, burning lake of fire. The comparable concept of the doctrine of Christ, we have an (a) and (b) over here, two concepts of the burning, one is the flashing fire, the Klipot is the flashing fire, and it is the realization of how fallen we really are, which is defined as purgatory.
There is purgatory as the Lord revealed to us in Sodom and Gomorrah, is a mental and an emotional state whereby we are confessing our sins and repenting and realize the painful situation that we are in, in other words, a lot of people in this world are happy and content with what they have here, but when you get the revelation that no matter how good your life is, you are fallen, and you are way, way below what the Lord wants us to have, that is purgatory. To be trapped in this world and to have a revelation of the kingdom of God in eternal life and righteousness and holiness in Christ, and to be unable to stop sinning, that is purgatory, that is painful.
B. under the fire, is the exposure of sin, and of course we are talking about the flashing fire, and the black fire. I will put that in over there too, exposure of sin which produces shame, that is the black fire which I am suggesting to you is the lake of fire, which is the Spirit of Christ in the sons judging the body of Christ. We talked about that before. In the Zohar it appears to be negative energy, but the word that is in my heart, the word of revelation that is in my heart, is that the recipient of the judgment perceives it to be negative energy, but it is not, the judgment of sin is the mercy of God, but it is painful when we receive it, and it is perceived as negative.
We are doing esh, that is the third one, fire, there is an (a) and a (b), A. is the flashing fire, the doctrine of Christ concept is the realization of how fallen we are, also known as confession of sin, and the Klipot is Gehennum which is purgatory. B. under fire, is the black or negative fire which is the lake of fire which is the judgments by the son of God. The concept of the doctrine of Christ is the exposure of sin, the Klipot is shame. The fourth Zoharic word is wind or Rua, the punishment is the beheading with the sword, and under the doctrine of Christ, I have two points, I have the four winds of the carnal mind, which was revealed by revelation, when I was preparing this message and I gave you the Scripture in the book of Revelation, talking about commanding the angels to hold back the four winds of the carnal mind.
I always thought when I read that Scripture in the book of Revelation, that, I and believe that is the way that the revelation sounds, that is the understanding of the translators, that the angel was commanding the four winds to be held back, and just waiting for the time that they could be released, is that not the concept or the idea that you got from it? I believe in view of this revelation that the correct translation of that verse should be hold back the four winds of the carnal mind so that Christ can come forth, permanently hold them back, not hold them back so that they do not attack, do not hold off the attack, but hold back the carnal mind so that the Christ mind can come forth. Praise the Lord.
The second aspect under the doctrine of Christ concerning Rua, you can see I have an asterisk after beheading of the sword, and the other asterisk is under the doctrine of Christ, and that says that Satan is the power of the carnal mind, Satan is the power of the carnal mind, just like the Holy Spirit is the power source that is behind the, the Holy Spirit or the Spirit of Christ, really is the power that is behind the mind of Christ, but the Holy Spirit is a source of power imparted to the church. Satan is the power of the carnal mind, when Satan’s power is cut off, the personality is beheaded, because Leviathan and Cain lose their power. I guess I put that in the wrong place, Satan is the power of the carnal mind, and when Satan’s power is cut off, Leviathan and Cain lose their power over the personality, and the whole personality is beheaded, the personality loses its head, so that it can get a new head, Christ. This is the exact principle of my position concerning the beheading of John the Baptist, I do not believe that he was physically beheaded, I believe he was executed, but I do not believe he was beheaded, and I believe that Jesus raised him from the dead, and that the apostle John is John the Baptist who became Jesus’ disciple.
If you have been studying with this ministry for a while, you should know that or may recall that I taught that. This is the concept of beheading with the sword, and the Klipot is the storm wind, and the storm wind is Satan, in the meditating person, from the meditative point of view, we have to overcome Satan’s emotional turmoil and racing of the mind, the wind that blows upon the mind to destabilize the mind. If you want to go back to tohu and bohu, the tohu is emotional confusion, and bohu is mental confusion. Satan who operates in our emotions comes forth like a storm of bohu, a storm of tohu, a storm of emotional confusion which is designed to destabilize the mind of Christ and stop it from functioning.
Satan comes forth as the power of the carnal mind to cut off or behead the Christ mind, to cut off the personality that is serving God by studying with the Christ mind. Satan comes in like a storm wind to destabilize that person who is serving God with their mind, and bring that person down into their emotions. Praise the Lord. Are there any questions or comments? If not we are going to call this quits for tonight, and hopefully by the next time we meet, I am going to have some logical order, of dealing, I would like to if the Lord would let me, deal with every concept of tohu and bohu, that appears in the Zohar, I would like to look at every time that word appears in the Zohar, and apply the revelation that the Lord has given us, that tohu is emotional confusion and bohu is mental confusion, and that everything in this book, everything in this work, which is several books of the Zohar, has to do with the activating or the making active of men.
We were told that men who live in their emotions, and brethren, this whole world is an emotional world, when I talk about men, I am talking about human beings that are living as emotional animals, because animals are emotional, our emotions come from the animal nature, and as far as God is concerned, those of us who are living the animal or the emotional life, we do not even exist, is that amazing? We are talking about creation, and He is coming to men who do not exist, and He is shining the light on them, and saying, Come up higher, here is my mind, I want to give you my mind. That is very interesting, for the Zohar to say that men that live emotional lives do not even exist for God, because the whole church is in their emotions. The church is not in the mental stability of Christ, by in large, they are in their emotions, does that mean that they do not exist for Him? I do not know, but it might mean that. The Holy Spirit is the Shekinah remember, the Holy Spirit is the Shekinah, it is very possible that they do not exist for God, that the Lord sent the Shekinah to them to prepare them to receive the king. God is the male, they may not exist for Him, He is dealing with His sons, but He did send them His female aspect, He did send them the Shekinah, but it is not Him. It is the servant, He sent them the servant, it is not Him.
What does it mean, that we do not exist? What does that mean? There are millions of people in this world, trillions of people in this world that as far as I am concerned, do not exist, they are out there, they are living their life, they are having children, they are having good times, they are having painful times, all kinds of experiences in this world, but because I do not know them, from my point of view, they do not exist. Jesus said, I never knew you, you who have the gifts of the Spirit, I never knew you, those of you who cast out demons, I never knew you, those of you who healed the sick and visited people in the jails, I never knew you, those are the works of the Holy Spirit, the Shekinah that I gave to you to prepare you to receive me, but I never knew you.
Unless you have a personal relationship with Christ, not with the servant that comes to bring you gifts to bring you to the marriage, but unless you have a relationship with Christ as far as the Lord is concerned, He never knew you. You do not exist, but He wants you to exist, so He is coming and offering you His light, and offering you His life, He is saying, Let there be light, may you be enlightened. The Holy Spirit helps you dance and sing, it sets your feet a dancing, it is fun and it is wonderful, but there no wisdom in the Holy Spirit, it is raw power. The Holy Spirit is the sword, there is no wisdom in that, wisdom is in Christ, and very few people in the church are in Christ, and they are content because they think they are going to die and go to heaven. Any questions or comments. This is going to be a very exciting series, it could be a fifty part series, if the Lord lets me do every reference to these words in the Zohar, we are going to be on this for a long time if He lets me do it, we will see what happens. God bless you all, goodnight.
I want to make one more comment on the fire, the shame of the exposure of sin, we did do a couple of messages quite a while ago based upon a book by a more modern day Kabbalist, I think he is dead now, but he lived recently, and his writings teach that the bread of shame, the shame comes from the concept that God gives to us, to mankind and we are not able to give back to God, so we are ashamed, because we cannot give back to God. I did a couple of messages basically on that teaching where it was my opinion that this Kabbalist was coming out of his carnal mind, and that this is truly a concept of the fallen nature, that we are shamed when we are always at the receiving end, if we have any kind of maturity at all, we want to be the one that is giving. Frequently it is a spirit of pride that does not want to be ministered to, but wants to minister. We see that through the whole church, through the whole church world, that the people do not want to be ministered to, they want to be the big shot, they want to be the minister. I think I did two or three messages on the bread of shame, it was my opinion that, that Kabbalist was coming out of his carnal mind, and I did not really receive what he was saying.
What we are learning today emphasizes that to me, I now see that the shame is the exposure of sin, and it has nothing to do with not being able to give back to God, the shame is the exposure of sin. When one is ashamed because one is in a position where they are the tail where they are always on the receiving end, that is a manifestation of pride, because if one finds oneself always on the receiving end, they are supposed to cry out, humble ourselves before Him, ask Him what we must do, and ask Him to make us the head.
We do not have to be ashamed because we are not in a position where we cannot give anything to God, I still disagree with that Kabbalist on this principle. Any comments on this? God bless you all, we will say goodnight again, goodnight.
01/09/07 Transcribed by RS