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Praise the Lord, everybody. As we ended Part 4, I told you that we would be dealing with some scriptures from the book of Revelation, and in particular, the scriptures concerning the four sided man or the four aspects of the beast. Before we do that we are going to do a deep commentary on just a portion of the portion of the Zohar that we are dealing with. I think it will give you more of a background to understand what I have to say concerning the translations in the Alternate Translations. The portion of the Zohar that we will deal with this morning is as follows. He created six and who created them? The Mysterious Unknown. Rabbi Hyer and Rabbi Jose were walking along the road. When they reached the open country, Rabbi Hyer said to Rabbi Jose, what you said about bereshith, signifying bara shith, meaning creative six, is certainly correct, since the Torah speaks of six primordial days and not more. The others are hinted at, but not disclosed. Nevertheless, from what is told us, we can perceive the following. The Holy and Mysterious One, graved in a hidden recess one point, in that he enclosed the whole of creation as one who locks up all his treasures in a palace under one key, which is therefore as valuable as all that is stored up in that palace, for it is the key which shuts and opens. In that palace there are hidden treasures, one greater than the other.
What I just read is a portion of the portion of the Zohar that we are dealing with in this message. We will take it a small piece at a time, beginning with, he created six and who created them? The Mysterious Unknown. Rabbi Hyer and Rabbi Jose were walking along the road. When they reached the open country, Rabbi Hyer said to Rabbi Jose, what you said about bereshith, signifying bara shith, meaning creative six, is certainly correct. What are we talking about here? We have two rabbis having a conversation. They are walking along a road. They are following a path that leads to God or it leads to revelation of the Word of God, and they reach an open country. It is an unrestricted place of their mind. Brethren, the mind of God is not restricted. It is infinite. The mind of mortal man is restricted. It is not an open place, it is a closed place. Therefore, in order for fallen man to, in any way, comprehend not only the thoughts of God, but the way God thinks, we must ascend beyond our own carnal mind. If we try to understand the words of God with our carnal mind, the Scripture clearly says, the letter produces death.
So these two rabbis ascended, as they walked along the road. You can believe it is a physical road, if you want, or it could be a spiritual road, as they follow the path of seeking God. They finally ascended above their carnal minds, and entered into an unrestricted or open place. At that point, Rabbi Hyer said to Rabbi Jose, what you said about bereshith; what is bereshith? The word bereshith means the beginning. Now these two rabbis now have an open mind. They are no longer restricted by their carnal mind. They said, ah, the Hebrew word, bereshith, says the beginning, but I think that the Lord is expounding on that, expanding on that, and out of the same letters that form the word, bereshith, we can get the word, bara shith, which means created six.
Now I suggest to you, that that six is the six sefirot of Ze’ir Anpin. So what do we have? I am going to say it again. Two rabbis are looking at the letter. They are reading a transcript, or a book or a scroll, and they are saying, ah, in the beginning; but what is the beginning? I do not know about you, brethren, but ever since I came into the Church, I always thought the beginning was the beginning of our physical world or the beginning of our physical universe. I have had an experience with God, brethren. I walked along a path seeking God, and I entered into an open place, where I could see beyond the letters of the word that I read. At first, I was afraid. Today, I am no longer afraid, because I trust Almighty God, I trust the Lord Jesus Christ, to be with me in that open place. He is the One who brought me into that open place, and I trust Him to tell me His secrets, and to correct me if I am wrong.
So we have two rabbis here who ascended into an open mind. In order to study with this ministry or any ministry like it, if you can find one at this time, you have to ascend beyond your carnal mind. There have been people in this ministry that could not stay here because they could not ascend beyond their carnal mind. They never made it into the open place. Some of the things that I say were so outrageous to them, that they could not bear it, because they were listening to my words with their carnal mind, and could not pierce through. So we have two rabbis, having a conversation, talking about the words in the Scripture, in what we would call the King James Translation. Of course, the Jews have their own translation, but it says the same words; in the beginning. In the beginning, it was such and such. But let us stop and ask, what is the beginning? I want to tell you that the Lord is clearly showing me through the Zohar, that the beginning, as far as God is concerned, is not the beginning of this universe. Neither is it the beginning of this world. Neither is it the day that I was born or that you were born.
The beginning, as far as God is concerned, is when the Spirit of God comes to a man, and touches his spiritual potential. That is the beginning of the creation of that man. This is a bizarre thing to say to someone’s carnal mind. That man already exists. He was born. He is right there, standing in front of you talking, walking, and is the father of children. What do you mean this is the beginning? As far as God is concerned, mankind has no existence until he begins to interact with God. With that revelation, we have these two rabbis saying, we are going to transpose the letters of the word that form the word bereshith, beginning, to the word bara shith, created six, and we are going to say that the beginning is when God created Ze’ir Anpin, in you, and when God created Ze’ir Anpin, in me. That was the beginning for us. Just as every man has a personal encounter with God, or a salvation experience, or a born again experience with God, each man in his own order. Just as each man has or experiences the Holy Spirit, speaking in tongues, each man in his own order. Each man begins to be created or to become the creation of God or to be the creation of God at the moment that the Spirit of God touches him.
How does the Spirit of God touch us? You may hear the word of the Lord from a believer who carries the Christ. You may have never seen me before in your life. You may be hearing this message, you may be hearing this message, you may be hearing my voice, you may be reading this message as a transcript. I may meet you on the train, and speak to you, or someone else who has the living Christ within them, and that living Christ will touch your spiritual potential to be born, and you will begin to be created. It will be bereshith for you.
Continuing on from our text in the Zohar. Since the Torah speaks of six primordial days and not more, the others are hinted at, but not disclosed. Now is not this a contradiction? The Torah speaks of six primordial days and not more. But the others; what others? Six primordial days and not more, but the others (what others?) are hinted at, but not disclosed. The others, brethren, are the subjective sefirot of each of the six primordial days, of the subjective days, the segments of each of the six days. Each of the six days is broken down into sub days, which are hinted at, but are not disclosed. We do not know what they are.
Continuing on with today’s text. Nevertheless, from what is told us, we can perceive the following, the Holy and Mysterious One, is Binah, brethren. Binah is the third down from the top sefirot. We have Keter, Chokhmah, and Binah. Binah is the sefirot that interacts with mankind. She is the Holy and Mysterious One, and she is a female sefirot. So this Holy and Mysterious One, Binah, graved in a hidden recess. We have had a lot of teaching here about the void. But this teaching in the Zohar is telling us that this void, this empty space, is inside of mortal man. Mortal man is the empty space that is prepared to receive the light of the Ayn Sof through the creator, Adam Kadmon. Adam Kadmon is the one who is creating us, as a fulfillment of the instructions of the Ayn Sof. We are being created to be an edifice, a household that Almighty God will inhabit, a many membered edifice, a many membered building, and that building is called a palace, because kings live there. The king that lives there is Adam, the last Adam, the regenerated Adam, not the fallen Adam.
So the Holy and Mysterious One, graved in a hidden recess one point. This is the beginning of the creation. Abel, within mortal man, is the human spirit, which is the breath of God that abides in mortal man’s heart. Mortal man’s hidden treasure is the breath of God, his potential for spiritual development and maturation. That is the point. Abel is the point. I have told you this before, from a human point of view, a woman conceives a child in her womb. She does not conceive it in her heart, she does not conceive it in her ear, she does not conceive anywhere, except in her womb. The womb is the physical provision for the carrying of a child for the purposes of reproduction. The spiritual provision, made by our Father, for the purpose of us being a spiritual womb, for the purpose of mankind having the potential to produce the Christ child, the child of God which is a mind. It is more than a mind, which is the mind of God encompassed as a whole spiritual man. Out potential to produce that child, which will make us the son of God, is our human spirit, also known as Abel, the breath of God’s life in us.
This is the difference between man and the animal kingdom of this world. Mankind and the animal kingdom are both soul. We are both emotional animals. Anyone that is intellectually honest can see how much we are like the animals. The animals have all human emotions. They are jealous, they love, they hurt. What is the difference between us and the animals? The difference is the breath of God’s life, our potential to be impregnated by the male sperm of the Lord Jesus Christ. Even though that breath of life is dead in us, he is dead because he is cut off from God. Our existence in this fallen condition is a serious cut above the animals, simply because that dead breath is in us. That is how great that breath is. I have a witness for you. Luke 6:45; A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. The heart; the Hebrew word for heart simply means center. It is not talking about the physical heart. It is talking about the center of our spiritual being. Who is at our center? Is Christ at our center or is pride at our center. The one who lives at our center, the spiritual man that dwells in us, determines who and what we are, and how we behave in this world.
Text from the Zohar. This is talking about Binah. In that Binah enclosed the whole of creation as one who locks up all his treasures in a palace. Brethren, what this means, as far as God is concerned, the human vessel which we are, is not a part of the creation. We are wombs for spiritual life. The creation of God is the spiritual man. We are the house. This is the problem that mankind has. This is the problem that the Church has. This is the problem that the Jew has. We do not know who we are. We are the house, the vessels, that were made to contain spiritual life. When spiritual life possesses us, and shines through us, we receive the benefit of eternal life and all of the blessings and promises of God, including immortality, but we are still the house. When we are in complete submission to God, we become gods, because we are completely under the domination of God, and manifesting His thoughts, His words, and His deeds. The second we deviate from God in one thought, we are the house, and not God.
Adam Kadmon, the creator, he enclosed the whole of creation. Abel is the whole of creation. Abel is not who we think we are. Mortal man and the Church is so carnal that the only identity they have is their personality. Personality is the mortal soul, the soul that will not survive this incarnation. The soul will turn to dust just like the physical body does. The mortal soul will turn to dust just like the physical body does. We do have an immortal soul that Jesus described as a worm, the worm that dieth not. How do we identify this worm within us? By our spirituality. If we have no spirituality, that worm is not manifesting, and all of our works will be burnt up. Did not Paul say, that everything you do for Christ will continue, but what you do not do for Christ will be burnt up? When I first heard that it really upset me. I thought it was so unfair. I did not understand. That is the way it is, just like people are born and people die. People are born and they do not stay babies. They grow up. It is a law of this existence. It is a law of this age. The physical body deteriorates when it dies. The immortal soul, which is the personality, deteriorates after the body dies, and everything that we have done, even if it turns out to be something great, as this world sees it, will not endure when this physical world is rolled up like a scroll to make room for the Kingdom of God and its expression in the visible world.
Only what we do for Christ remains. What does that mean? Only the manifestation of our spiritual life towards Christ will survive the destruction of this age. This age is being shut down. Only the part of us that is Christ will survive when this age, and all of its elements, which includes our physical body and our mortal soul, will shut down. Our mortal soul has an opportunity to survive that shut-down if, and when, it is married to the internalized Christ, and therefore a part of the internalized Christ, and therefore a part of the world to come. See, everything God tells us is how it is. It is never a punishment for punishment’s sake. It is never a threat. Even in the garden, when Jehovah spoke to Adam, and the woman and the Serpent, it was not the pronouncement of a curse. The Lord was just merely advising those three elements of the creation as to the consequences of their behavior. This is what you can expect, now that you have done what you have done, this is what you can expect to happen to you. Everything God tells us is to help us to understand, in the hopes that we will line our will up with Him.
So the one that is enclosed, the whole of creation, that is locked up, the whole of creation that is God’s treasure, that is locked up in a palace, is Abel. Abel is the female seed of God in mankind. Sheila, I thought that Abel was a male. Well, first of all, Abel is not a male. Cain and Abel are a symbiotic or a dual entity. Cain and Abel are a dual entity, and they are mortal. Everything that is mortal is female, but Jehovah imputed male authority to Abel because partnerships are unscriptural. It is my understanding that it is impossible for two beings to be completely and absolutely equal in their thoughts and their reasoning, and in their motives. Therefore, one must be a leader and the other must be a follower. In the event that Jehovah or the Lord Jesus appoints the leader, that leader is then spiritually male. If a leader is not appointed, the person with the stronger personality will arise and dominate the person with the weaker personality. Well Sheila, is that not okay? Do you not want the stronger person to be in leadership? No. The Lord wants the more righteous person to be in a position of leadership. The Lord puts the righteous one in a position of leadership and then strengthens him to overcome the strong personality of the person that does not serve Him. Abel is female, as is Cain, but for function sake, because Jehovah appointed Abel as a leader, we talk about Abel as a he, but Abel is Jehovah’s breath in the earth. Abel is the female seed that the male sperm of the Glorified Jesus Christ is looking for when He comes into the earth. When He penetrates into the earth, He is looking for that female seed to fertilize it. Praise God.
Another way to say that, is that the Spirit of Christ is looking for the root system of Adam, who died. Abel is the root system of Adam who died. The Glorified Jesus Christ is looking to regenerate an element or a part of the last Adam out of that root system. The Lord Jesus Christ is just the head. He was the first of many brethren, all of whom are the many parts of Adam, who will be regenerated and not only restored to a high place of authority, but to a place even higher than the one that he fell from. Actually, it was the female Adam who fell, so I should say a higher place than the place that she fell from. In that he enclosed the whole of creation as one who locks up all of his treasures, that is all of the Abels, in a palace. Of course, this message is deeply associated with another multi-part message that we have not finished yet, called a Wonderful Edifice. The palace is the spiritual edifice that God is building, the house that He is building to live in, and God lives in Adam. Adam is the king that will live in the palace, and God lives in Adam.
The sixth sefirot of Ze’ir Anpin have to be created in mortal man. So I am going to say it is Abel that is locked up. I do not know if it is possible for a human being to be born without Abel, even if Abel is dead in you. Now I do not fully understand the condition of babies that are born autistic, etc. etc. I do not know what it is, spiritually, that they are lacking. Maybe they are lacking Abel. I do not know, but I am talking about functioning human beings that are born. Every one of us has Abel. Abel is the breath of life. Abel is what distinguishes us from the animals.
Philippians 1:13; So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the palace and in all other places. I do not know about you, but I never knew what that meant. At least, I do not remember ever questioning it. I guess I thought that Paul was talking about some physical palace where he was ministering to the authorities. I do not think it meant that. So that my bonds in Christ are manifest in all the palace. What is the palace? The palace is the collective mind of Christ. That is where God lives in our mind. The Spirit of Christ lives in the mind of Christ. The Holy Spirit lives in the person, but the Spirit of Christ lives in the mind of Christ. The palace is the mind of Christ. I believe that Paul was saying, so that my bonds in Christ, meaning that I am bound to Christ, I am married to Christ and I am not going to be separated from Him. He and I are one. That is what Paul is saying. This truth is revealed to you in all the palace. This truth of my condition (and I am saying this about myself) this truth of my (Sheila) condition, that I am bound to Christ and that is how I have the authority to preach and teach the way I do, is manifest to everyone who is in the palace.
Everyone who has the mind of Christ, everyone who truly has the mind of Christ and is functioning in it, knows who I am. My bonds in Christ, and I am joined to Christ, is manifest to everyone who is a part of the palace, the spiritual true body of Christ. Brethren, the body of Christ is not a group of people who attend church on Sunday. The body of Christ is a group of people who are parts of the mind of Christ. That means they think the way Christ thinks. I do not care if you have been in the Church for fifty years. I do not care if you have given thousands of dollars, I do not care what kind of works you have done, I do not even care if you understand this doctrine. You are only in the palace if you recognize that Christ is bound to me or that I am bound to Christ. If you recognize the words of Christ, you are in the palace. Not many Christians, today, are in the palace, brethren. Again, not only do you recognize the doctrine. You need to be recognizing the reasoning process of the Christ mind. I have had people in this ministry that could understand the doctrine, but could never lay hold of the reasoning process of the mind of Christ.
I have some people here who do not manifest it themselves, but when I demonstrate it to them, they recognize it and submit. I have had people in this ministry who could understand this doctrine and appreciate it, but could never recognize or appreciate, and therefore, never submitted to the reasoning of Christ in political situations and in other life situations. How could that be, Sheila? Brethren, it is possible to be born with a natural or an inherent spirituality. Some people are born spiritual. The spirituality that we are born with is not of Christ. The spirituality that we are born with is the spirituality of the carnal mind. It is possible that you have a spirituality that you were born with that enables you to understand these messages. The test of whether or not that spiritual mind is the mind of Christ or the spiritual element of the carnal mind, the test of it is, can you recognize Christ in me when I am reasoning concerning life situations, concerning the motives of people, concerning what is righteousness in any given situation.
If you cannot see what I am telling you, even after listening to me, if you cannot recognize the reasoning process of the Lord Jesus Christ and stubbornly cling to the reasoning of your carnal mind, you are not in the palace. Is that a condemnation? No. Please come to the palace, but to do so you must give up the reasoning of your carnal mind and submit to the thought process and the reasoning of Christ. I could just hear the people screaming, well Sheila, that means I have to agree with you. No, you do not. You are supposed to be listening to what I am telling you and asking the Lord Jesus to help you to understand. If you are truly doing that, He will help you and you will migrate into the palace. If you have not migrated into the palace, it is because you are not adequately seeking the Lord. My teaching gives you a choice between the thoughts of Christ and the thoughts of the carnal mind. You are to seek the Lord Jesus through your personal relationship with Him to help you to choose the thoughts of Christ. If you cannot do that, it is because your pride is so great that you cannot admit that you do not presently have the mind of Christ, which foolish pride will stop you from acquiring the mind of Christ. If you cannot admit that you do not have the mind of Christ now, you will never acquire the mind of Christ. Is that not what Jesus said to the Pharisees? If you say that you see, I cannot help you. He said, I have come to help the blind. If you cannot admit that you are blind, I have nothing to offer you. Praise the Lord.
The Greek word translated palace, means praetorium. Now I have heard this word, praetorium. I never really knew what it meant. Strong’s Concordance says praetorium means the governor’s courtroom or something including the whole edifice and camp, the whole edifice and camp. So we see that there is a campground outside the edifice. It says, sometimes including the whole edifice and camp, the whole palace. It also means the governor’s courtroom, which means that it is the mind of Christ that judges angels. It is the function of the mind of Christ to judge righteousness in all situations. I want to suggest to you that the people in the camp, the people outside of the palace, do not run the court of the Lord Jesus Christ. I am not condemning anybody. If you are not in the palace, tell the Lord you want to get in there. I am giving you information that you need to pray the prayers that will bring you in.
Back to the text of the Zohar. The Holy and Mysterious One graved in a hidden recess one point in that he enclosed the whole of creation as one who locks up all his treasures in a palace under one key. Brethren, the Lord Jesus Christ is the key that activates Abel, the breath of God’s life in mankind. The breath of life in the individual personality. Now I believe that it was possible, not only was it possible, I believe that Abel was in fact activated in the Jew in the days when the Jew was moving in a supernatural relationship, was moving in a supernatural realm because of its relationship with Almighty God, with Jehovah. I believe that Abel was fully activated and that Adam was fully regenerated in Israel at its heyday. The problem that occurred at that time, and this is very important for the people in the Church to hear, It is not enough to have Adam regenerated in you. The regenerated Adam, which is our righteousness, is one step of the process which will restore us to our first estate and even higher. If we have Adam regenerated in us, but we still nourish and sow to our carnal mind, Adam will not survive.
The only way that we can stop nourishing and sowing to our carnal mind is to recognize the thought process of our carnal mind and resist it and war against it. Where Israel failed, was that they could not or did not or would not engage in this process of digging deeply into the subconscious and unconscious mind to identify the roots of the sin nature and then war against it. Their pride, and the Church is in the same condition today, their pride, the pride of man that existed in Israel and that exists in the Church today cannot or will not face the depths of the sin nature within themselves and war against it. The twelve spies that went into the promised land were a type of this spiritual journey, of journeying into the depths of our own mind, finding Satan and Leviathan, and all of their sub cohorts and destroying them. Ten of the twelve spies said it was impossible to do and would not go on. Only Joshua and Caleb went on. Praise the Lord.
It is possible. Today, with the Lord Jesus Christ, it is even easier than it was for the Jew. Today we have the process in place that will cause Christ to be growing like the tree of life, to actually be growing in us. Even today, people do not want to do it. They do not want to face their sins. They do not want to look inside. They do not want to do the work. I am going to tell you again, you can have Adam fully regenerated in you. He will not survive in you if you do not join with him to destroy your carnal mind. This is the sentence we are dealing with. Nevertheless, where one is told us we can perceive the following, the Holy and Mysterious One graved in a hidden recess one point in that he enclosed the whole of creation as one who locks up all his treasures in a palace under one key. So Abel is the treasure, the female seed, and the Lord Jesus Christ is the key that activates Abel, the breath of life in the individual personality.
Witnesses from the King James Translation. Matthew 16:19; And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Luke 11:52; Woe unto you, lawyers, for you have taken away the key of knowledge. Ye enter not in yourselves and them that were entering in, ye hindered. Again, I never had any idea of what this phrase, the key of knowledge, meant. The Pharisees denied Christ, the key of knowledge that would activate Abel. They denied Christ, the mind of Christ, our ability to acquire the knowledge that would inseminate Abel within us. Brethren, Christians as well as Jews, are called to study. Some Christians are naturally more bright than others, but I talk to all of you Christians, those of you that think that studying is not for you, as well as those who think that studying is for you, start wherever you are and the Lord will give you the intelligence that you need to study. The key to unlocking the kingdom of God and the kingdom of the two heavens, within yourself, the key to opening you to be an expression of Almighty God and His miracle working power, is the knowledge which is in Christ. You must study to show yourself approved.
Woe unto you lawyers, you have taken away the key of knowledge. You have denied Christ. You have denied the internalized manifestation of Almighty God in the individual. That is why you could not recognize Jesus as Messiah. You do not believe anyone could have God internalized in them. This denial of Christ, the key of knowledge, stopped you from entering in. Entering into what? Into the perfection and completion, when you walk into the perfection that only comes when the regenerated Adam overcomes and completely cuts off your carnal mind. You did not enter in, and you stopped everyone else from entering in, also, because of your false teaching that there is no internalized Christ.
Revelation 1:18; I am he that liveth and was dead and behold I am alive forever more. Amen. And have the keys of hell and of death. Let me go back to Luke 11:52. Jesus was talking about Himself when He said, woe unto you lawyers, you have taken away the key of knowledge. At that time, Jesus the Christ, with the internalized Christ within Him, was the key of knowledge. Today, the key to the knowledge is the Glorified Jesus Christ. He is coming to activate Abel in us, and when the key of knowledge, when the Glorified Jesus Christ, enters into the keyhole of Abel and turns it. What does that mean turns it? It means turns him away from this carnal life towards the life of God, that Christ in the individual becomes the key of knowledge. I am a key of knowledge in this earth because the Lord Jesus Christ entered into me and turned me away from my carnal life towards Himself. Now I have the keys of hell and death. I have it within myself, through this knowledge, to whoever will listen, to free you from the condition known as death and the environment that you live in, known as hell. Follow me, as I lead you towards the Lord Jesus. That is the way out.
Revelation 3:7 which reads; And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write these things saith he that is holy. He that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth and no man shuteth, and shuteth and no man openeth. Since we were talking about keys, I was curious as to what the key of David was or why David would be mentioned as having the key. Although, we know that David was a manifestation in the earth of the Christ. I looked up the word, David, in the Hebrew. The word, David, means loving, but if you take it back one more level to a deeper root, we see that that word can be translated to boil. It means from an unused root, meaning properly, to boil. Does anyone know what the significance of boiling is in the Scripture?
COMMENT: Boiling comes when Satan is to be boiled in the Scripture.
PASTOR VITALE: What does that mean for us? Where is Satan?
COMMENT: In the unconscious part of our mind.
PASTOR VITALE: What does that mean? It means the unconscious part of our human mind is being boiled. Right?
COMMENT: I am going to say to be cleansed.
PASTOR VITALE: That is true, but let me make it clearer for the people listening to the message.
Satan, the originator of every evil thought, Satan, the originator of every thought that does not agree with God, whether it be good or evil. Every thought that does not come out of the mind of God or the will of God, no matter how harmless it may appear to be, arises out of Satan. If it does not come from the Lord, it comes from Satan, whether it be good or evil. In order for us to be restored to our first estate, the mind that does not agree with the mind of Christ must be destroyed. Now brethren, I am not talking about going out and killing people. I am talking about the process in the individual of being restored to spiritual power and eternal life in Christ. We kill our own carnal mind. We do not kill the carnal minds of other people.
The boiling of Satan suggests that the individual that this is happening in, is manifesting a mature Christ. Christ is the lake of fire. When the lake of fire abides in an individual, that lake of fire burns the carnal mind. The Christ mind is the lake of fire. Satan’s symbol is the sea. So for the man who has both the carnal mind and the Christ mind, within himself, we have a sea and an all-consuming fire. When you put those two together, the fire causes the sea to boil, and to be distilled or to be burnt up. The sea, which is Satan, therefore separates into water vapor or energy, which joins the kingdom of God, which is the mind of Christ. You may remember Jesus’ comment about salt. He said, be ye the salt of the earth. Salt is a preservative of the earth. Who is the salt of the earth that was dissolved in Satan’s sea?
PASTOR VITALE: Yes, the seed of God, absolutely. I was going to say Adam, but you are probably more correct than I am.
When Adam died, he broke up into many seeds that fell into the sea, into the earth realm and into the sea of the earth realm. When Satan is boiled, and her waters are boiled away, the dead Abels appear so that they can be activated by the Christ. For David to be one who is boiled suggests that he is a man who lived out of the mind of Christ. We all know that David was not perfect, and that he sinned, so we know that his carnal mind was not destroyed, but that he was boiled most of the time. Most of the time, he submitted to and lived out of the mind of Christ. The reason that David appears in this verse, Revelation 3:7; And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia, write, these things saith he, that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David. What key did David have? David had the mind of Christ, that boiled his carnal mind. The mind of Christ cannot boil your carnal mind if you are not in agreement with the process. The key that David had was Christ.
He that openeth is Christ. Christ is the one that openeth and activates Abel, and no man can stop that activation from proceeding forth. He is also the one that shuteth. If God says you are finished, you are finished. If the Lord shuts off Abel, shuts him down, says you are no longer going to pursue this course, no man can open it. You cannot open the way to God. We have people all over the world trying to access the spiritual world, trying to access heaven, whatever they think they are trying to access, all kinds of people engaged in spiritual activities that do not lead to God, but in fact, lead to the nether world, and they do not even know that they are in hell. When hell manifests in their life, they do not relate it to their involvement in illegal spirituality. My people perish for lack of knowledge. My people perish for lack of knowledge. Praise the Lord. God help us all.
Moving on and continuing with the text from the Zohar. I will give you the whole sentence again. The Holy and Mysterious One graved in a hidden recess one point in that he enclosed the whole of creation as one who locks up all his treasures in a palace under one key which is therefore as valuable. The key, then therefore, becomes as valuable as all that is stored up in that palace, for it is the key which shuts and opens. What this is saying, is that one man, Jesus the Christ, is as valuable as all of the Abels, all of the female seeds of God, put together. What good are the female seeds of God if the male seed that is going to activate them is not available? I personally would say that He is more valuable, but this is what the Zohar says.
I guess that is not even true to say He is more valuable because He cannot produce the child of God without the female seed. Jesus indicated and said in several places, how valuable we are. He said that we are more valuable than many sparrows. There are other scriptures where He indicated how valuable humanity is. One would say, how can we be valuable? Why are we so valuable? Why is the man, who is about to ascend and become glorified, telling us how valuable we are? It is because we are the female seed. It is God’s intention to have a son in the earth. It is God’s intention to have a visible image of Himself in the earth. He cannot do it without a female seed. That makes us very important, but we have to understand that there is a place for our importance.
Take our government, for example, take our country, for example, in order to have a democracy, in order to have a democratic republic exist, we need citizens that participate in the political process. We need people that vote. You cannot have a democratic republic when people do not vote. So even though our leaders are very important, the President and all of his elected staff, whoever is elected, the Senators, the governors, yes, our leaders are very important, but so are the people very important because you cannot have elected leaders without electors. Once the officials are elected, the people are not so important that they can go and dictate to the elected officials, that they have given their confidence to, to rule and do the business of the government on their behalf. Once you elect them, you have to trust them. You can complain and write to them, but to torment them when they are in office, all you do is give them grief.
You should be praying for them. You can write to them, if you want to, but mostly you should be praying for them. If it turns out that you made a mistake, you vote them out. What am I saying? The people in a democratic republic are just as important as the elected officials that have the wisdom to run the government and to protect us in this hostile world. The people are just as important as the elected officials, but you cannot have the people telling the elected officials what to do.
The key, therefore, is as valuable as all that is stored up in that palace. The palace is the collective mind of Christ, which consists of all of the Abels of humanity that have been activated in Christ. For it is the key, it is the Lord Jesus Christ, which either activates Abel or deactivates him. It is the key which shuts and opens. The Lord Jesus Christ decides which vessel is going to be activated and which is not. No man cometh to me, Jesus said, unless the Father draws him. Jesus said, I and the Father are one. If you have seen me, you have seen the Father. The Father is in me. Unless the Father, within Jesus, draws you, you cannot come to the Lord and be a part of His body or a part of His work or a part of His palace. The many members of humanity, in whom Abel is activated in Christ, are very important, but not so important that you do not have to come into submission to the Lord Jesus, not so important that you could strive with the leaders that the Lord Jesus has raised up to teach you and to protect your soul, but you are very important. You are very important, like a young prince, that is being trained, but you are still just a young prince, and you have to submit to the authority that the Lord put you under or the door will be shut to you. Even after you are inside, you can be put out and the door will be shut to you, because of your rebellion and your disobedience to the elders that the Lord placed over you
This is my comment: The single Glorified Jesus Christ is as valuable as all the Abels or all the stones. In the Zohar, stones refer to Abel, all of the stones that are sunk in the abyss of mortal mankind. I think we must have had this on another message. If not, we will get to it, eventually. We have to get back to A Wonderful Edifice. I probably may not have taught this in depth yet. It is another message that I am working on. The Zohar, in another place, tells us that there are stones that are sunk in the abyss. I suggest to you, today, that mortal mankind is the abyss. Each of us are an abyss. I already taught that we are all black holes. We exist in a major black hole, and we are all black holes within the black hole. The stone that is sunk in the abyss, that the Zohar talks about, is Abel. Abel is the part of us that is the potential to regenerate Adam, and deliver us from the abyss, from the swirling emotional tormenting waters of the abyss, because the promise of Christ is peace.
So the single Glorified Jesus Christ is as valuable as all the Abels or all the stones that are sunk in the abyss of mortal mankind. Revelation 3:7; Unto the angel of the church in Philadelphia, write these things, saith he that is holy, he that is true, and he that hath the key of David, he that openeth and no man shuteth, and shuteth and no man openeth. Going on, quoting from the Zohar; In that palace there are hidden treasures. Palace, again, is the collective mind of Christ. The hidden treasures are the many Abels, the female seeds, that have the potential to produce the Christ child. As Paul tells us, we shall all be saved in childbearing, when we bear the spiritual Christ child. He is the one that is the Savior in the midst of us, who will save us, by boiling Satan and destroying our carnal mind, so that we can live out of the Christ mind. Christ is incapable of sin. So long as we have two minds we will be capable of sin. When our sin mind is destroyed, we will be totally controlled by Christ and incapable of sin. We will be totally controlled to do only good. Our potential for sin will be controlled and we will be without sin.
My comment is the heart is mortal man’s spiritual center. I already told you that. When we read about it in the Scripture, it is not talking about the physical heart. It is talking about our spiritual center. I have some interesting teaching on that. Maybe, tonight, I will have some diagrams to show you that you may find very interesting. I have worked up an interpretation. I am not calling it an Alternate Translation because it really is an interpretation of the passage that we just read in the Zohar. This is how it reads. The treasure of God’s breath is hidden in Abel, the spiritual center of mortal man and the collective spiritual palace and residence for the spiritual life of God. But since mortal men, who exist in the emotional chaos of tohu, rather than buho, the intellect of God, have not yet begun to be created. Only those mortal men who are experiencing the separation of bohu, their intellectual mind, from the emotional chaos of tohu, are a part of or a stone in the collective palace of God. Let me read that again. The treasure of God’s breath is hidden in Abel, the spiritual center of mortal man and the collective spiritual palace and residence for the spiritual life of God. But since mortal men who exist in the emotional chaos of tohu rather than bohu, the intellect of God, have not yet begun to be created, only those mortal men who are experiencing the separation of bohu, their intellectual mind, from the emotional chaos of tohu, are a part of or a stone in the collective palace of God.
This is the Christ centered interpretation of the above passage in the Zohar. I have a New Testament witness for you, I Peter 2:5. Ye also as lively stones, are built up, a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. My comment is; Mortal men who are being created in the image of God, are the stones that the Zohar talks about. I have two witnesses to that, which are from other parts of the Zohar, as follows. Tohu (emotional chaos) is a place which has no color and no form and the esoteric principle of form does not apply to it. What is the esoteric principle of form? I am not sure about this, and I could not find it in any reference book. I will read you the next sentence. It seems for a moment to have form, tohu (emotional chaos) but when looked at again, it has no form. The esoteric principle of form does not apply to it. This concept of something appearing to have a form, but when looked at again, has no form, that is the definition of illusion. You have to be thinking with spiritual eyes or with a spiritual mind, with God’s mind. He looked at so and so and they were there, and then a few years later, he looked again and they had died and they were no longer there.
This spirit had incarnated as so and so. God saw that baby born. Maybe a hundred years later, God looked again and that baby who had grown into a man was no longer here. It looked like it had a form, but the next time He looked it was no longer there. This world is an illusion. From that I am drawing the conclusion that the esoteric principle of form means permanent form. I am going to draw that conclusion. Everything has a vestment. Everything has a piece of clothing over it, except this, except tohu, because clothing maintains your form. Remember the invisible man. He put on a jacket, and trousers, and shoes, and he put a bandage around his head, and the invisible being acquired a form. Everything has a form to it, everything has a vestment, something that gives it form, except emotional chaos. It is all over the place. People that abide in emotional chaos are all over the place. We are talking about their mind. People that are constantly in emotional chaos, we do not know where they are coming from, what they are going to do, what they are going to say, what they are going to think. They are unpredictable. There is no form.
Bohu, the intellectual mind of God, on the other hand, has shape and form, namely the stones immersed in the chasm of tohu. We see that the intellectual mind of God is immersed like a stone inside the human body, which is also the chasm where emotional chaos takes place. Let me go over that. Everything has a vestment, a garment, except emotional chaos. We know this emotional chaos to be Cain. We know Cain is the chaotic emotional animal. We are told that Cain has no vestment. He has no permanent form. Bohu, on the other hand, has shape and permanent form. When we read about the stones that are immersed in the chasm of emotional chaos, we know that the intellectual mind of Christ will always be consistent. The intellectual mind of Christ will always be consistent. Now this may be difficult to understand, but if you have five or ten or fifty people in a room, and they are all manifesting the mind of Christ, they will all be in agreement. Now they may not be expressing that agreement in exactly the same way, and they may be seeing the issue from a multiplicity of different angles, but if you have the ability to go to the root of what they are saying, everyone that has the mind of Christ, will be in agreement. Their different presentations of that truth and their different understandings of that truth can be likened to a great orchestra playing one piece of music harmoniously.
Bohu has form. The intellectual mind of God has form, and its form is the thought process, the mechanism by which Christ reasons the logic of Christ, and the righteousness upon which that reasoning and logic is based. That is the form. Emotional chaos, on the other hand, has no foundation. A person that is emotionally chaotic can say one thing one day, and something else another day. There is no consistency. They change their mind. They change their morals. They change their positions from minute to minute. There is no consistency, no solid permanent form, no rationale, no reasoning. They just think, say and do what is best for them at the moment. Sometimes, they do not even understand that what they are thinking, saying or doing, is coming out of Satan, the unconscious part of their carnal mind. They are just scattered across the universe.
We are told, but sometimes these stones emerge from the chasm in which they are sunk, and draw therefrom sustenance for the world. What does that mean? It means that the mind of Christ abides in a human being, where the human being is the chasm. The mind of Christ is sunk in the chasm. Mind is spread out through our whole being. It is not a single point. Sometimes the mind of Christ, even though it abides in this chasm, sometimes it ascends, and emerges out of the emotional chaos. Sometimes it ascends completely above the emotional chaos for the purpose of drawing therefrom sustenance for the world. Now what does that mean? Sometimes the stones emerge from the chasm of emotional chaos in which they are sunk and draw therefrom sustenance for the world. I can see two possibilities there. Initially I thought that the mind of Christ ascends, emerges from the chasm. To me, that means it goes beyond the chasm. It could go beyond the chasm, which is our humanity, to acquire energy from the Glorified Jesus Christ or by the power of its union with the Glorified Jesus Christ, he can rise above the emotional chaos and boil that emotional chaos. Satan is the emotional chaos. Remember, when Satan is boiled, Christ acquires that energy that is released in the distillation. There are two possibilities there. I am not sure which one it is talking about. It is probably both.
Another Zohar reference is, by facing the waters is meant stones sunk in the abyss, so called because waters issue from them. Now we have been translating the word, face, as personality for a long time, so I am going to do it again. The phrase, personality of the waters, is meant stones sunk in the abyss. Well Sheila, I thought you said Satan was the waters. There are waters of the carnal mind, and there are waters of God. There are waters above the firmament and waters beneath the firmament. I found a sentence in the Zohar saying that the waters of God are spirit. I do not know. My position is that every time a different word is used, it means something else. As far as I can understand, waters versus spirit, waters is just talking about the Spirit of God on a lower plane of consciousness. That is my understanding. What we have here is the personalities of the waters. This is talking about the stones that are sunk in the abyss. What does that mean? Jesus said I am the shape of the Father, the personality that reflects Christ. How many personalities are around today that manifest Christ? Not many, but it will not always be this way.
The personalities that you can see Christ in, that are still in human bodies, sunk in the abyss, are called the personalities, the face of the waters. They are called the personalities of the Spirit of God because waters issue from them. That is exactly what I just said. The personality that manifests the Spirit of God are called stones that are sunk in the abyss. We are talking about the mind of Christ from which the waters of God issue. I think we are really talking about any spiritual person that is manifesting spirituality. You can tell what spirit or what stone or what mind is in them by what comes out of their mouth. Remember when Jesus first started calling the disciples, two of them said to Him, where do you live, teacher? For years, I was wondering how they could determine who Jesus was by where He physically lived. They wanted to hear what Jesus had to say. They wanted to hear how high His conversation was and to try the Spirit on that conversation. Where do we dwell? Where do we live mentally? Are you in Asyiah or are you in Atzilut? We can be in Atzilut because of our relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.
Interpretation of the Zohar. The personalities (that is a translation of face) of the waters (that means Spirit of God) exists. The personalities of the waters of the Spirit of God exist as spiritual stones in the chaotic abyss of emotional mortal man. These spiritual stones, which are Abel, within mortal man, are called the personalities of God because they are the part of mortal man that God’s Spirit issues from. I do not know if the spiritual stones should be called Abel or the mind of Christ. Let’s make it activated Abel. We have to distinguish between the dead Abel and the Abel that is functioning as the mind of Christ. I will have to work on that.
A witness from the King James Translation is John 14:9. Jesus saith unto him, have I been so long with you and yet hast thou not known me, Philip. He that hath seen me hath seen the Father. How sayest thou then, show us the Father. Jesus was a personality of the Spirit of God, that had within Him a stone called Christ, that was existing in the chaotic abyss of emotional mortal man, which was Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus of Nazareth had a human mother and was born with a carnal mind because you cannot have a physical body if you do not have a carnal mind. He inherited His mother’s carnal mind. Jesus was an emotional animal just like we are, but He had, within Him, one of these stones. Abel, within Jesus of Nazareth, was activated and matured into the mind of Christ. Therefore, Jesus of Nazareth, became a personality that reflected the Spirit of God because of the spiritual stone, the mind of Christ within Him or the Christ man within Him, that existed in the chaotic abyss of that emotional mortal man that He was. Jesus was a spiritual stone, who was called the personality of God, because He was a mortal man that God’s Spirit issued from.
Proverbs 4:23; Keep thy heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life. Now the Alternate Translation of that King James scripture. The Hebrew word translated, keep, means to guard. The word, all, we are translating whole. Guard Abel and Cain, the whole fiery serpent, the whole worm, the whole seed. We are not told here what we are supposed to guard. It just says keep your heart. Keep what is in your center. Heart means center. Guard Abel and Cain, the whole fiery serpent, that has been deposited (deposited is a translation of diligence) that has been deposited within your spiritual center (your heart) from penetration by Leviathan because they are the place where the life of God issues forth in you. Guard Abel and Cain, the whole fiery serpent or the whole worm, or the whole seed.
The reason I am going to prefer fiery serpent there is because the word, whole, is there. Guard the two of them. Guard the whole fiery serpent, which is both Cain and Abel. Do not just guard Cain, guard Abel, also, because when Abel is under the influence of Cain, Abel is more dangerous and vicious than Cain. So guard the two of them, because you are fallen, and Abel is under the dominion of Cain. Guard Abel and Cain, the whole fiery serpent, that has been deposited within your spiritual center. Guard them from penetration by Leviathan, because they, Cain and Abel, the fiery serpent, are the place where the life of God issues forth in you. The life of God issues forth from the Abel aspect of the fiery serpent. So you have to guard the two of them. Alternate Translation Bible, Proverbs 4:23.
Guard Abel and Cain, the whole seed, that has been deposited within your spiritual center, from penetration by Leviathan, because they are the place where the life of God issues forth in you.
Going back to our text for today in the Zohar. In that palace there are hidden treasures, one greater than the other. One greater than the other; Christ Centered Kabbalah interpretation of that phrase in the Zohar of one greater than the other. The Glorified Jesus Christ, the first personality to reflect the personality of God, shall be greater than the other personalities who reflect the nature of God. The one, the first one, the Glorified Jesus Christ, the first one, the first personality who reflects the nature of God shall be greater than the other. The other what? The other personalities who reflect the nature of God. Jesus Christ will always have the preeminence. I think we are going to break here because, if you are looking at your notes, you will see that I labeled it Section 2 and it is going to be a difficult teaching with a lot of drawings. See you after dinner.
Praise the Lord. We are back from dinner and are beginning with Section 2 of our notes. The Zohar text that we will be working with is as follows. The palace is provided with fifty mystic gates. They are inserted in its four sides to the number of forty-nine. The one remaining gate is on none of its sides and it is unknown whether it is on high or below. It is hence called the mysterious gate. All these gates have one lock and there is one tiny spot for the insertion of the key, which is only marked by the impress of the key. It is this mystery which is implied in the words, in the beginning, created God. In the beginning, bereshith, this is the key which encloses the hole and which shuts and opens. Six gates are controlled by this key, which opens and shuts. We are starting with a sentence or a phrase at a time. The palace is provided with fifty mystic gates. My comment is, fifty is five because each gate has ten sub gates. The palace is the linear aspect of the sefirot. The fifty gates or the approaches to the palace, which is the mind of Christ, are the ten sefirot of each of the five worlds. Now I think it was in the previous two messages where we dealt with Ezekiel’s four sided man. As I sat down to study last night, I discovered that I had made a mistake. I had made such an obvious mistake that I started to seek the Lord as to whether or not He had possibly overshadowed me to point me in the direction of those scriptures in Ezekiel.
The mistake that I made is that I showed you seven gates on each side of the square that I drew depicting Ezekiel’s four sided man. I said seven times seven is forty-nine, but it is not seven times seven. I drew seven gates on each of the four sides. Seven times four is twenty-eight. I did not have forty-nine gates in all that I taught you. I did not have forty-nine gates. Now we had an interesting teaching that came out of that. We had some really interesting material on Ezekiel’s glorified man that came forth. We will have even more on the next message, hopefully, when we go over the New Testament scriptures, but my foundation was faulty. Forty-nine gates were not found on the four sides of the square, and there is no number that four could be multiplied by that would give us forty-nine gates. I started to pray and I said, Lord, I do not think I have ever made such a blatant error. Why in the world did that happen? If I made a mistake, I will just have to tell the people and correct it, but I think that it is a possibility that you overshadowed me with that thought so that I would integrate Ezekiel’s four sided man into this study. As I started to pray about it, I found that, in fact, that was the case. Let me put this on the message.
The alternate translations that we worked up concerning Ezekiel’s glorified man and the information about the four sided man, who the four sides were, etc., etc. is all accurate. What is inaccurate is that seven gates on each side of that square are the forty-nine gates spoken about in this passage of the Zohar. We have to go back and take a look at that again. We have to find out where the forty-nine gates are. Also, on drawing #3 of Part 3 of this message, I show you how seven gates in each of the four worlds equals forty-nine, which they do not. (Laughter) Seven times four equals twenty-eight, not forty-nine. Drawing #3 of Part 3 of this message is incorrect, where I show you that there are seven gates of the six sefirot of Ze’ir Anpin, plus Nukva, in each of the worlds are the fifty mystic gates. That is just quite simply wrong. I am amazed.
Drawing #4 of Part 3 of this message shows a square with the ox on the left. I told you that the ox is Cain, the immortal soul or the personality. I have the eagle down at the bottom, which is Christ, and at the top, we have the man, Abel, the human spirit. To the right, we have the lion, Satan, the darkness in the human soul, and the darkness in the human mind. I show you the right angle that is formed between Abel and Satan. At that point we started interpreting the two scriptures in Ezekiel about the four sided man. Verse 5; And their personalities resembled the personality of righteous Adam, but formed a right angle with Satan and the personality of Cain, the left side of the four sided animal nature, judged the personality of Christ, the fourth leg of the squared mind, which is the geometric expression of righteous Adam. That was Part 3. We did Part 4 where I continued on with the alternate translation of Ezekiel 1:10; And their personalities resembled the personality of righteous Adam. Oh, I guess this is the same thing. But was forming a right triangle with Satan, and the personality of Cain, the left side of the four sided animal nature judged the personality of Christ, the fourth leg of the squared mind, which is the geometric expression of righteous Adam. That is the first drawing of Part 4. Then we went on in drawing #2 to look at some more diagrams of the four sided man. As far as I know that is accurate. Drawing #3, I still stand by what I told you that the scripture, in Ezekiel 1, depicted the carnal mind. The scripture in Ezekiel 10 shows the mind of Jesus, who had ascended and became Jesus the Christ. As I told you, we have not done it yet, but the scripture about the four beasts in Revelation is about the mind of the body of Christ. We have drawing #4, heaven is Ze’ir Anpin. It is all about the four sided man and I show you the fiftieth gate in the midst of the square. Then I have a drawing of Tiferet, of the door. Jesus said, I am the door, being in the Tiferet of Beriyah, the door, being the fiftieth gate. What we are going to do now, is I am going to try to show you the fiftieth gate, where the Lord showed it to me after I sought Him about this. This incredible error where I am saying seven times seven is forty-nine when there is only four sides to the square. Nobody picked it up. (Laughter)
In drawing #5 of Part 4 shows us the World of Beriyah with Christ sitting on the throne and the seven purified breaths of the astral plane before the throne, and the crystallized waters of the astral plane representing the stabilized emotions of the chaotic animal. I am going to try to show you in today’s message, what the Lord showed me about the forty-nine gates and where the fiftieth gate is. We are also going to talk about the four sides. As I told you when we started this message, our minds must really ascend to an open place to understand what God is saying. Four sides to my carnal mind is a square. To the mind of God, four sides does not have to be a square. Let me get the first drawing on the board. This is drawing #1, the first in a series of drawings, in which I hope to show you the four sides of the palace, not only to show you the four sides of the palace, but to show you that the four sides do not form a square. We are talking with a spiritual mind now.
On the board; I am sorry my drawing is not any better, but I show you a circle, which signifies the empty space, and in the empty space we see the circular sefirot and the linear aspect of the sefirot penetrating into the circular sefirot. The linear aspect of the sefirot contains the level of soul called ruach and the internal or inner lights are in the linear sefirot. Wherever you read about an inner light, that inner light is a linear aspect of the sefirot and this linear aspect of the sefirot is the palace. The circular aspect of the sefirot is the nefesh level of soul and whenever you read about or hear about surrounding light, you should know that the surrounding light is an aspect of the circular sefirot. The individual Christ minds of the palace are inserted within the four sides or the four aspects of the circular aspect of the sefirot. We are going to expound on that in the next drawing. This is a very complicated teaching. I just ask the Lord to help you. Whatever you get out of it, you get out of it. I had to meditate for a long time to get this understanding, because what you see on the board now, that is the collective mind of Christ in the collective circular sefirot, but something that is configured just like this exists in each individual. Actually, something that looks like this exists in each cell of our spiritual cell of our mind. This is the way it is. Every cell of our mind, if we have Christ, every cell of our mind is penetrated by Christ. The linear aspect is Christ. We are going to take a picture of this and then I will show you the four sides that are not a square, Lord willing. (Laughter) Praise the Lord.
This is drawing #2 on the board. We are dealing with the phrase that the palace is inserted into its four sides to the number of forty-nine. I will deal with the forty-nine later. We are dealing with the four sides right now. What are the four sides of the palace? Each sefirot has an essence or a light within it. This is the ruach level of soul. Each light has an inner light, which is Christ or Leviathan, and a surrounding light, which is either Binah or Satan, depending on who is possessing the vessel. Each vessel also has an inside, which is Abel, and an outside which is Cain. This is the nefesh level of soul. We are the vessels. We have an inner man and an outer man. Paul talks about the inner man and the outer man. Our inner man is Abel, and our outer man is Cain. Our spiritual man is Abel, and our flesh man is Cain. This is the nefesh level of soul.
Therefore, the four sides are the outside of the vessel. That is the ox or Cain. The inside of the vessel is the man, Abel. The inner light is the eagle, and that is Christ. The surrounding light is the lion. The surrounding light is an aspect of circles. That is the nefesh level of soul. The inner light is ruach. The vessel is nefesh. To the right, I have three diagrams, A, B and C. A is the diagram of the soul that I call death. Cain is on the outside. That is the animal nature. Cain, the ox is on the outside. Abel, the spiritual man, is on the inside, buried under the ground of Cain. Satan is at the center of the fallen man, where the linear sefirot used to be, before Adam fell. Satan has filled in the void that was previously filled by the linear sefirot of Adam Kadmon.
Drawing #B. We see Cain is still on the outside. The animal nature or animal body is still showing to the outside. Abel is the inner man. Satan is still at the center of mortal man, but we see that Christ has been added. Christ has been grafted to Abel. Life enters into the vessel. Christ is now become the inner light, the ruach. The inner light is the ruach. Going back to diagram A for a moment, Satan is at the center where the linear sefirot should be. Satan is in the place where the neshamah should be, but Satan is the nefesh level of soul. We see where the brain and what should be the male aspect of this person, of this vessel, should be neshamah, but it is nefesh. That is why mortal man is spiritually retarded, because Satan is at his center. Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind, a nefesh level of soul, is where a neshamah level of soul should be. A female level of soul is in the place of the male brain, and that is why mankind dies from generation to generation. All of the problems that mankind has; sickness, disease, wars, all kinds of death, destruction, is because at our center we have a spiritual woman instead of the brain of a spiritual man.
The third diagram is C. We see that the Lord Jesus Christ has responded to Christ. When Christ is grafted to us, Christ cries Abba, cries to the Lord Jesus Christ, to come and save him. When you read the psalms of David, saying, please do not leave my soul in hell, that is Christ in David, crying out to the Lord to not leave him in hell. So we see, once Christ is grafted to the believer, Christ cries out and the Lord Jesus Christ responds to Christ. Christ, in the individual, draws down the power of God. The Lord Jesus Christ responds, pierces through Cain, touches Abel, joins with Christ, and enters into the center of that vessel, swallowing up Satan. The result of that is that Cain is restored from under the ground. He is restored to the outside. We no longer have an animal mind. At some point, we will not have an animal body anymore, but we no longer have an animal mind. Cain goes under Abel.
As you can see, Cain is sandwiched between Christ and Abel. Cain is therefore neutralized. Cain, the animal nature, the ox, is sandwiched between Abel the man, and Christ the eagle. Cain, I remind you, is the form, the aspect that gives us form because spirit is invisible. Cain is sandwiched between Abel the man, and Christ the eagle. The vessel is the man that this happens to, and he now has as his center the Lord Jesus Christ, because the Lord Jesus has swallowed up Satan. The lion, Satan, who was the lion, has now become the lion of the tribe of Judah. The spirit at the center of the man, which is the unconscious part of the mind of that man, which was the destructive lion, has now become the lion of the tribe of Judah. The surrounding light is now both outside, that is the nefesh level of soul, Jesus is humanity, is now outside and also inside. The Lord Jesus Christ is now both outside and also inside. I see that I really did not indicate on A and B that Satan, at the center of the vessel, is both the brain and the surrounding light. I am going to have to add that before we take the pictures. Now this is interesting. I have never seen what I just told you in the Kabbalistic literature. I tell everybody that studies with me that I am no expert in Kabbalah. I am an expert in the Doctrine of Christ. The Lord Jesus has directed me to Kabbalah, and the areas of Kabbalah that He directs me to, I integrate with the Doctrine of Christ, as He directs me.
There is a great deal of Kabbalah that I have not read or know about. From the writings that I have read, I have never seen any Kabbalists say that Satan is at the center. The Kabbalists talk about the World of Points falling. They know that this is the World of Points. They know that man is fallen, but I have never seen any indication that the Kabbalists understand that Satan is replacing the linear sefirot in fallen man. I think I could say that the Kabbalists believe that they are different than the Gentiles, even though the Jew has lost his place, as far as God is concerned. He has been dispersed. Many Jews believe that this nation of Israel was not raised up by God. Many Kabbalists believe that Israel will only be restored when Messiah comes. The temple was destroyed, so the Jews know that they are in a fallen condition. I do not know that they would use that word, but they know that they are in a fallen condition. It says in the Psalms, we have fallen down, Lord, pick us up. I do not know if they would use that word, but that is the word that I am using. The Jews, as a group, are in a fallen condition. Yet, it is my understanding that they still believe that they are separate from the Gentiles, and perhaps they are. What I am trying to say, though, is I have not read anything that would lead me to believe that the Jew, at least the Kabbalists, believe that they are lacking the linear sefirot. I believe that they believe that they have the linear sefirot.
I am struggling with what I am saying here. I did not expect to say this, so I am struggling trying to bring forth what the Lord wants me to say. Let me put it this way. I know that the Kabbalists believe that there is such a thing as a Jewish soul. I know that they go and they preach, the Jews that (I do not know how to describe them, that they are walking with God to the best of their ability) I know that they go and preach to the secular Jew, receive the additional soul, receive a Jewish soul. Let me pray for you so that you can receive a Jewish soul. If I am to assume that the Kabbalists believe that the man with a Jewish soul has a restored linear sefirot, I do not know how they would Kabbalistically identify a Jew or a Gentile that is lacking the linear aspect of the sefirot. I do not know if they have any revelation, at all, that you cannot have a vacuum, and that when the linear sefirot are not there, that that aspect of the sefirot is replaced by a negative force, which I am calling Satan. I do not know if they have that revelation or not. Pretty much everything that I have read, everything that has been translated that I read, is positive. They do not talk very much about the negative.
I know that the Lord has shown me and I have repeated it to you that, first of all, that Satan was in the void from the beginning, when the Ayn Sof removed his life from the void, so that the process of creation could begin. The void was not completely empty. A shadow or an echo, whatever word you want to use, an echo, some people say of the light of the Ayn Sof remained in the void. I remember reading some Kabbalist work. He had a particular name for it. I cannot remember what he called it. I am going to call it an echo or a reflection or a shadow of the light of the Ayn Sof, remained in the void. That echo or that shadow has a personal name and that personal name is Satan. So Satan was in the void from the beginning. When the linear sefirot separated from the circular sefirot, because of the transgression, Satan became the only energy in the void. The positive energy of the linear sefirot departed and Satan was the only energy left in the void. At that time, when the linear aspect of the sefirot were present, I believe that Satan was still a potential to do evil, which was under the control of the linear sefirot.
In drawing #3 of image #C on this board, Satan no longer exists. In the regeneration, after the promise of Jehovah to provide a helpmeet for Adam, has been manifested in its fullness in a mortal man, the Lord Jesus Christ swallows up Satan. Satan no longer even exists even as a potential to do evil. We see that when we are restored, when Adam is regenerated in us, he is regenerated to a spiritual condition higher and more complete than he was in at the time of his fall. Remember, it was the female aspect of Adam that fell. At the time of the fall, the creation was not completed. The man was not possessing his wife completely. At the end of the process, we see the man, the Lord Jesus Christ, will be fully possessing the female aspect of Adam. The female aspect of Adam is us. We are the vessels. He will be so completely possessing us that this process, or this condition that we will be in, will include the complete destruction or swallowing up of Satan. Satan will no longer exist. I make that point, which means that we will never fall again. We read about Jesus, that He will never die again. The reason He will never die again, is because the process was completed in Him. Satan was swallowed up in the man, Jesus of Nazareth, and His fallen nature will never rise again. His fallen nature is completely integrated with His God nature, and will never fall again. This is the promise that we hope to achieve to as fallen vessels, ourselves.
Reading from the board. The Lord Jesus Christ is the restored linear aspect of the sefirot. He is the brain, the neshamah, of the vessel. One might think that Satan becomes the surrounding light, the nefesh. In other words, one might think that as the Lord Jesus Christ penetrates into the void, Satan would be forced to the outside, and become the surrounding light, the nefesh, and Jesus the center, the neshamah. But Revelation 21:1 says; And there was no more sea. Satan’s symbol is the sea; And there was no more sea. Jesus swallows up Satan, and performs her function perfectly. We see that the Glorified Jesus Christ is at the center of the man. He is the brain of the man, He is the unconscious part of the mind of the man, and the humanity of Jesus is now functioning in Satan’s job, has become the surrounding light, the nefesh aspect of the light, and the humanity of the Lord Jesus Christ, is perfectly faithful, and is incapable of doing what Satan did. The human aspect of the Glorified Jesus Christ, is incapable of being unfaithful. He will serve perfectly as the surrounding light of the vessel.
As you can see, in image #3 Abel is now on the outside. The image of the man, rather than the image of the animal, is now on the outside. I think that before we take this picture, I have to show in image A and B that Satan is the surrounding light. Now what I have read in the Kabbalistic literature, concerning the surrounding light, is that, if I have read it correctly, I have read it many times, and what I read is that the surrounding light is so great that it cannot be contained within the vessel, so it hovers around the outside of the vessel. I believe that I actually questioned the Kabbalist about this once because my common sense said to me, that the surrounding light should fill the vessel and whatever couldn’t fit in the vessel would spill to the outside of the vessel. That was what my common sense said, but the rabbi that I spoke to told me, no, the inner light is inside the vessel and the surrounding light is outside the vessel. The surrounding light is not both inside and outside.
02/25/06 Transcribed by MJS