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Praise the Lord! Brethren, in the Zohar, we read about the fourteen precepts or the fourteen principles upon which the world is founded. We know that when the Zohar talks about the world, he is talking about the individual human beings, each one of us is a world and we are founded on fourteen precepts, or fourteen spiritual principles, this means that when these fourteen spiritual principles are active and operating in us, we prosper and we live, and if they are not operating in us, we do not prosper and we die.
I glanced through all of them, and I really hope the Lord helps me to do a message or permits me to do a message on each precept. The first precept is the fear of the Lord, which we will do tonight, the second precept is the love of God, and I looked at, and I think the third one, I may have the number wrong, the third or the fourth one is the unity of God. I said, The unity of God, Lord the church does not have the unity of God, they believe in the trinity, and the New Testament talks about the love of God, but I looked in Bible database, I could not find, there was only one reference to the fear of the Lord and that was in the book of Acts saying after Jesus’ resurrection, the apostles went out preaching the word and the fear of the Lord, I could not find any teaching on the fear of the Lord at all.
According to the Zohar if you do not have the fear of the Lord, there is no way that you could truly have the love of the Lord. I believe that this witnesses to what I have been saying for a long time, that the New Testament is a parable, you really need a Kabbalistic background to truly understand what the writers of the New Testament are saying. If you do not have a Kabbalistic background, if you are a Gentile so to speak, out in the world and you want to read the New Testament, what that book is to you, the surface level of that book, it is a reception area, it is an entranceway, it is a door that will allow you to prepare yourself to come closer to God, because to come close to God in our sinner’s garment, we would be destroyed, because the Lord is surrounded by warrior angels that kill sin, anyone that has sin that tries to come near the Lord, gets burned up, they get killed.
The New Testament, the surface New Testament, to non-initiates, people who are not familiar with Kabbalah, this book is an introduction, it is an entranceway, it is an opportunity to come to the reception area and be instructed on how to prepare yourself to come closer to God.
The church brethren, the message that is in the church and the church at large, now there are always exceptions, I dare to say to you, they are not in the kingdom, their word would be saved, we know here that salvation is a process, and that when you have an experience with Jesus, you are really reconciled to God, you are not saved, but reconciliation is an aspect of salvation, there is one baptism, many aspects, or many steps thereof, you know. The church at large brethren, they are not in the kingdom, they are not saved, okay, they are not, because to be saved, I have been preaching this for a long time, what is, saved from what? We are saved from many things, but for now, forget about hell and death, let us talk about being saved from the sowing and reaping judgment, because the sowing and reaping judgment is destruction in our lives, that is why the white throne judgment is such a blessing, it is such a privilege to have our sins shown to us so that we could have the opportunity to repent and cancel out the destruction of the sowing and reaping judgment, a great honor and blessing, but the church is not under the white throne judgment, so that means they are under the sowing and reaping judgment.
Only the people that are outside of the kingdom are under the sowing and reaping judgment, the whole church is under the sowing and reaping judgment. They are sick, they are in hospitals, they are on psychiatrist’s couches, they are divorced, their children are in trouble, in many cases, not in every case. The church at large is not inside the kingdom, they are outside the kingdom, and it just awed me, I just went into awe, and I started crying out for the church because it is very sad, the church is in the same condition that the Pharisees were in when Jesus came, and He said to the Pharisees, You think that you have spiritual sight, but you are blind, I came to give you your sight, but I cannot give it to you because you think you already have it, and if you think you already have it, whatever I offer must therefore be false, that is your reasoning.
The same exact thing is happening with the church today. The Scripture that came to me is that women and children will be their leaders. The church today is led by spiritual women, they may be physical men, but they are spiritual women, and spiritual children. That means if some of the fivefold ministry that exists today, they may have some measure of Christ in them, but He is a very young child, He is an imputed Christ, a very young child. That means the church is cursed. That does not mean that individual members are not blessed because of their relationship with the Lord, but the bottom line is they are not in the kingdom, and they can only go so far, and they cannot go any further, and that is apparently evident because the doctrine of rapture has appeared.
Why would a doctrine like the rapture appear? Only because the leaders of the church cannot, they have no vision whatsoever of what is happening next so the carnal mind made something up. It is very hard to find deep teaching in the word, to find truly teaching with a spirit of revelation, and Pastor Saunders in Connecticut who is now dead was the only other preacher that I have ever heard preach with meaning, with revelation. In the area of deliverance ministry, I have heard a few preachers preach with power, but beyond that with actual revelation of the word, deliverance is not a revelation of the word, deliverance is a particular area that the Lord makes available to us to help fallen human beings that have problems.
To have someone preach from the revelation from the depth of the word, well I just thought of a second preacher, but very few that I know of that preach that way, that keep on going, that are not preaching the same thing for twenty years, but that are learning and teaching what they are learning, very, very few, they are hard to find, they are not in the kingdom and they are going to die out there, they are in the wilderness because they are afraid to enter in, enter into Canaan land, they are afraid to enter into the promised land, they destroy everything that they are not familiar with, and they are going to die in the wilderness, but hopefully if the Scripture is our example, their children, the next generation will enter in, you have to believe that.
The first precept is the fear of the Lord. Reading from the Zohar, Rabbi Simeon then opened his discourse on the precepts of the Torah, he said, The precepts of the Torah which the Holy One has given to Israel are all laid down in the first chapter of Genesis in summary. First of all I remind you that the church, the people, the physical Jewish people whose heart is bonded to Jehovah which is the Lord Jesus Christ today, they may not know it, but that is who it is, and the Christians in whom Christ Jesus is formed, we together are the Israel of God. All of the peoples across the world whose hearts are bonded to Jehovah through the Lord Jesus Christ are the Israel of God.
We are told that the precepts of the Torah which are given to Israel, that is us, the principles, the spiritual principles that if we follow them will prosper and live in this world, in the first chapter of Genesis, in the beginning God created, these words contain the first precept of all, to wit, the fear of the Lord. As it is written, the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, Psalms 119:10, as well as the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, Proverbs 1:7, it is the beginning and the gateway of faith, and on this precept the whole world is established. The words in the beginning God created, it is interesting, the writer of the Zohar says, that, that means the fear of the Lord. How does he get the fear of the Lord out of in the beginning God created, I am not sure myself. Let us read on. We are told there are three types of fear, two have no proper root while the third is the real fear. The first, there is a man who fears the Holy One, that is Zeir Anpin, the Holy One is Zeir Anpin or to us Christ Jesus, blessed be he, in order that his children may live and not die, or lest he punished in his body, that is sickness, or in his possession, that materially, financially, and so this man is in constant fear, evidently this is not the genuine fear of God. We have thousands if not millions of Christians that come to the Lord out of fear of going to hell, or fear that their children may die and not live, or fear of sickness or fear of financially disaster, but mostly fear of going to hell. That is not a genuine fear of God.
We are being told that there is no way you can prosper without a fear of God. This fear, and I have been saying this here for years, salvation for lack of a better word based upon fear of going to hell is a counterfeit salvation experience, it is counterfeit, it is not real. The second kind of fear is this, another man fears the Holy One, that is Zeir Anpin or Christ Jesus, blessed be He because he is afraid of punishment in the other world, that is hell, and the tortures of Gehinnom, this is the second type which is not genuine fear, you cannot have a genuine experience with the Lord Jesus if you come to Him to avoid hell and that is pretty much all that I hear being preached these days.
The genuine type of fear is that which makes a man fear his master because He is the mighty ruler, the rock and foundation of all worlds before whom all existing things are as nothing, as it has been said, and all of the inhabitants of the earth are as nothing, that is Daniel 4:32, and place his goal in that spot which is called in the Hebrew yirah, fear, so now I understand how in the beginning God created is related to the fear of the Lord, in other words, the writer of the Zohar is saying, when you understand that God is a mighty ruler, the rock foundation of all of the worlds before whom all existing things are as nothing, that all of the inhabitants of the earth are as nothing, when you realize that, those few words in the beginning God created, when you realize who the creator is, you have a genuine awesome fear, respect of God. It is a respect of God, the genuine fear is a respect of God, and recognition and how do you respect somebody? You cannot respect somebody if you do not acknowledge who they are.
Of course no one could fully know God, but at least to recognize Him as the rock and foundation of all worlds before whom all existing things are as nothing, we are nothing compared to this God who in the beginning created. I have to tell you that I did not know that, I was never taught this kind of respect for God, never until I started studying Kabbalah, and I have been in the church for years, I was a teacher already. Have you ever heard this kind of respect for God taught? No, no, it is not taught, I have never heard it taught or anything that even comes near it. We basically hear taught you know what God can do for us, that God loves us, that we are forgiven, and all that He can do for us.
Rabbi Simeon here wept and said, Woe to me if I tell, and woe to me if I do not tell. If I tell then the wicked will know how to worship their master, and if I do not tell, then the companions will be left in ignorance of this discovery. That is so interesting, when I read that sentence, I thought of the Rabbi whose translation I used in one of my teachings, and this Rabbi, I really was, I appreciated him very much, and he was very kind to me, but he was very sad that I interpreted his translation in the context of the Lord Jesus Christ. He was so sad that he cried, and he told me that there were other Rabbis who told him he should not be doing what he was doing, but since then he has translated another deep work, and I believe that this was where he was coming from.
If I do tell, he says, then the wicked will know how to worship their master. In other words the wicked will use it for evil purposes, and apparently this very well meaning Rabbi thought that I was doing a great sin, relating the writings of Rabbi Luria to the Lord Jesus Christ. He says, If I do not tell, then the companions or the people whoever will be reading these works, these translations, will be left in ignorance of this discovery. This Rabbi who translates under a pin name, a pseudo name, he is continuing to translate because he believes that there are Jewish people out there that need to be delivered from ignorance, but he knows that there will be others that will misuse the translation and he thinks that I have misused it, but the truth is, that he is translating for me, and he is translating for us, for those of us who are benefitting from his translations.
I just pray that in the Lord’s timing and in accordance with the Lord’s purposes that this Rabbi should receive a knowledge of the truth and of the greatness that he has contributed to by translating these works so that we can reveal Christ in them. Going on with the Zohar, corresponding to the holy fear, there is an evil fear, below which scourges below, there is an evil fear below which scourges and accuses and which is a lash for punishing the wicked.
He whose fear is a punishment, an accusation, is not endowed with the fear of God which leads to life. Do you hear that? When you come to the Lord because of hell, punishment, or fear of accusation, fear of evil things being said about you, that is not an experience with God which leads to life, the life of God, it does not. The fear which rests upon him is that evil fear of the lash. Of course we know here that Satan is a lash, but not the fear of the Lord, it is a fear of Satan. It is not the fear of the Lord. Did you hear that? It is the fear of Satan, not the fear of the Lord, and once again, although this came up in the Thursday meeting, what comes to mind is the account of Simon the sorcerer being told by Paul that he would be blind for a season, and Simon’s response was, please pray that this should not happen to me. He had a fear of the lash, but he had no fear of God. He had no respect of God because if he respected God, he would have repented, he would have said, What did I do wrong, if he did not know, why, what have done wrong, what must I do to come into right standing with the Lord God so that I do not have to experience this, but he had nothing to say to the great one, he just wanted to escape the punishment.
I will tell you as lovingly as I can that we have people in this ministry who is has not happened to much lately, but I have told you over the years that you are very quick to say I am sorry without any interest in understanding what you did wrong. Finding out what you did wrong is essential if you intend or hope to never do it again, so now we know that, that kind of a response, a willingness to just say I am sorry without desiring any information about what you did wrong, is a manifestation of intense pride that was manifested by Simon the sorcerer, and it is a manifestation of somebody who has no fear of God, and to have no fear of God is a high manifestation of pride. You need to know that, Leviathan fears nobody and thinks that he can heal himself and fix himself up. Those who have ears to hear, hear.
For this reason, the spot which is called, what does that mean, the spot which is called the fear of the Lord, the spiritual place, the condition of mind which is called the fear of the Lord, is also called the beginning of knowledge, the beginning of knowledge, the beginning of spiritual knowledge, and the writer of the Zohar is saying we are limited as to how far we can go, and he says we cannot go on at all, if we do not have a fear of the Lord. Maybe that is why there is very little spiritual growth in the church, if any, there is no fear of the Lord.
What does that mean? There are people, they think they respect the Lord, they go to church every Sunday, I do not see how you can fear, and this word fear means to respect and honor the Lord, I do not see how you can respect and honor Him without having a relationship with Him, without speaking to Him, and inviting Him into your life, and asking His opinion and asking His will for your life. I know that there are Christians that will do that, they will pray for God’s will in their life, but I do not know, it does not seem to go far enough. They recognize Him as the Lord of their life, but do they recognize Him as this incredibly awesomely powerful being that can wipe them out in a second? I do not think so, I do not think so.
Hence this precept is laid down here, as it is the principle and root of all of the other precepts of the Torah. He who cherishes fear observes the whole Torah. He who does not cherish fear, does not observe the other precepts of the Torah since it is the gate to all of them. That is awesome, the writer of the Zohar is saying we cannot even love the Lord if we do not first respect and honor Him for who He is, the one that gives life to all men, the one who could kill us in a second, one who could wipe out everyone in a second, He is the foundation and the source of all existence. We cannot love what we do not recognize. We may think that we love Him, but if you do not know who He is, how can you, what is it about Him that you love if you do not know who and what He is, what He does and what He is capable of? That is the whole principle brethren. This sounds to me similar to the New Testament Scripture that says, I do not know if it is the New Testament or not, it says if you violate one point of the law, you are guilty of the whole law. If you cannot fear God, if you cannot respect Him for who He is as the giver of life to every individual, no matter what religion they are, no matter how low on the social scale they are, He is the giver of life, the foundation of all existence. That means we just do not seek His will for our personal life, but we seek His will for how we should relate to other people, other religions, of countries, how we should relate politically, what His will is for the nation, for the world.
If we do not see Him as the foundation of all, it is impossible to love Him, because we are loving another Jesus, if we do not see Him for who He is, we are loving whoever we think He is, but it is not Him. You are off on a whole tangent, and everything you build upon that false rock or that erroneous rock will eventually come down. That is what the writer of the Zohar is saying. That is very interesting.
Therefore it is written Bereshith meaning, through a beginning, that is fear, God created heaven and earth. For he who transgresses this transgresses all the precepts of the Torah and its punishment is to be scourged by the evil lash. Therefore it is written, in the Beginning, through the beginning, that is through the fear of the Lord, through the recognition of who God is, and I do not even know that I know who He is, but I know when I started studying Kabbalah, I found out that I certainly was taking God for granted, I was taking Him very much for granted, and that I certainly was not seeing Him for who He is. I do not know if I see Him for who He is today, but I know that I do have a fear of the Lord today, I have a very real fear of sin, of deliberately transgressing His laws. I am very concerned about that, because I know that He is a just God, and that every sin will have a just recompense. That fear of the Lord I have, I am not afraid of going to hell, but even aside from that, I really would not want to displease Him. He is my everything, He is my life, the thought of not being able to talk to Him or having His counsel or losing Him in any way, is not even an option for me, to do something that would result in the loss of any aspect of my relationship with Him is not even an option.
I have that fear of God, that is the kind of fear of God that I have. I know how important He is to me and I do the best I can to try to think the way He thinks towards other people, although I fail all of the time. At least I know I am supposed to be doing that. I know that I am an ambassador to other human beings that I am supposed to be representing Him to other human beings, and I tried. Through a beginning, through a concept or an idea of who God is, this great one, God created a heaven and the earth, what does that mean? Does anybody know what that means?
We are the creation of God. When somebody acknowledges that God is this awesome great one, the rock of the foundation of all worlds, when we believe that, that means that we are ready for Him to build heaven and earth in us and who is heaven, does anybody know who heaven is?
COMMENT: Christ Jesus?
PASTOR VITALE: Yes, yes, according to Kabbalah it is Zeir Anpin, but to us today in this dispensation it is Christ Jesus, yes, He is heaven. And earth, who is the earth, can anybody tell us who earth is?
COMMENT: We are the earth.
PASTOR VITALE: Yes, we are the spiritual earth but I think in this context what it means is the righteous Malkhut. Remember that Malkhut is the chameleon, she can be, when she is joined with Gevurah, she is Satan, and when she is joined with Binah, she is the Shekinah. She is the chameleon, she can go either way, so in this context, the Scripture, the writer of the Zohar is talking about having Zeir Anpin or Christ Jesus built in us and the righteous earth which is the Shekinah, having the Shekinah built in us and which is the Spirit of Christ. In order to hope for that, you know, you have to have a comprehension of who God is, that is just really so interesting, we have a lot of people in the church today that have an imputed Christ formed in them because they pursued the Holy Spirit to such a degree that they have the branch of the tree, they have the power of Christ, the love of God, you know, they have the fruit of the Spirit which is the love of God, but they do not have the fear of God, Malkhut, the righteous Malkhut, the Shekinah, she is the fear of God. She is the one who went before Israel as pillar of fire at night and a pillar of cloud during the day. The Shekinah is Binah manifesting through Malkhut, and she is an awesome power, she is a power to be reckoned with, she is likened to a female lion that is raising up young, she is the Lord Jesus Christ.
Today in this dispensation the Shekinah is the female aspect of the Lord Jesus Christ, it is the Spirit of Christ, an awesome aspect of the power of God. That is who the earth is, it is, the earth is the backdrop for the manifestation of the Spirit of Christ. Does everybody understand that, did I make that clear? That is what the writer is talking about. If you have any hope at all of having Christ Jesus formed in you, before that can happen, you have to have Christ formed in you and you have to have the Shekinah, the Spirit of Christ manifesting in your earth, and this writer says that is not about to happen to you if you do not first have some concept of the awesome power of almighty God and how He sustains us, and how He holds us up and meets our needs, every minute of every hour of every day, that it is that recognition of God that will build His life in you.
If you just have the love of God, whatever, according to this writer, you cannot even have the love of God, if you do not have the fear of God, so if the fear of God is not in the church, what kind of love of God is in the church? What is this love? It is a different kind of love, it is another love, it is not the love of God. The love of God is a sacrificial love, not who you want to sacrifice for, but who the Lord tells you to sacrifice with. The love of God is a state of being, it is an attitude that arises in Christ, so you cannot truly have the love, if the love of God is an attitude that is only found in Christ, and you cannot have, or found in Christ Jesus, and you cannot have Christ Jesus which is heaven formed in you, unless you have a revelation of the awesome power of God. What does that church have? What do they have? They have grace, they have the mercy of God, they have a manifestation of the female aspect of the Lord Jesus Christ which could be likened to Eleazer going to get a bride for the Lord Jesus.
They have grace, they have mercy, but they really do not have anything of substance. Unless you have Christ Jesus rooted and grounded in you, you are in the outer court. Wow, I can just hear these preachers yelling and screaming if they were to hear this message, but it is the truth. The whole object of salvation and the promise of it, is Christ in you the hope of glory, the hope of your glorification, Christ in you the beginning seed, and will eventually mature into Christ Jesus, the heaven, and the earth, the Spirit of Christ. Praise God.
For he who transgresses this transgresses all of the precepts of the Torah, and his punishment is to be scourged by the lash. This is just another way of saying that Christ Jesus is the mediator of the white throne judgment, He is the mediator of the mercy of God, He is the mediator of God that will show you your sins and give you the opportunity to change, will give you the power to change when you understand what you are doing wrong, and if you do not have that, if you do not have Christ Jesus, either within yourself or if you are not sitting under someone who is ministering the white throne judgment to you, you are subject to be scourged by the evil lash which is Satan ministering the sowing and reaping judgment, or enforcing the sowing and reaping judgment.
It seems to me that so much of the doctrine of Christ, we find it in the Zohar, but it is written in such a mysterious way in the Zohar that you could never understand it without it being interpreted for you, although a lot of people tell me they cannot understand that doctrine of Christ either, but it seems to be it is just so simple, if you do not have the white throne judgment, you are subject to the sowing and reaping judgment, that is what this means. Your only hope of receiving the white throne judgment, is, or having Christ Jesus formed in you, and the only way Christ Jesus can be formed in you is if you have revelation of the awesome power of God, but you see what is not written here is not only the awesome power of God, but the awesome mercy of God in that He sent the Lord Jesus Christ to raise up leaders and teachers who will have Christ Jesus formed in them, who will minister the white throne judgment to people who desire to come near, but do not yet have Christ Jesus formed in themselves. I do not see that act of mercy in the Zohar, the concept of mediator, that one person who goes through, like Jesus Christ, He went through, He went through for all of us, and now He is raising up small groups of people to be headed up by people who for whatever reason have gone through the traces that have Christ Jesus formed in them, and the Lord brings other people close to them, so that the white throne judgment can be ministered to people who seek the Lord Jesus Christ, but have not been able to accomplish that for themselves yet.
I do not see that, I have not seen that, I have not read the whole Zohar, but I have not seen it anywhere in the Zohar. This concept of the awesome unbelievable magnitude of the mercy of Jehovah in sending the Lord Jesus Christ to us for this purpose. Not only is He an awesome God that is the foundation of all existence, He is the most awesome magnificent kind generous forgiving and loving God, a manifestation of love that I have ever seen. I have never seen anything like it, I never experienced it before, what He has done for us. All of my early years in the church, I have heard it preached what He did for us, but I never understood what He did for us. The awesomeness of what He has done for us. I never understood it, and I was in a good teaching church, but somehow I never got it, maybe it was preached and I did not get it, I do not know.
We are talking here tonight about what the Zohar says God did for us, plus what the doctrine of Christ says that God did for us. The Zohar says that what God did for us is that He gave us existence, that without Him as our foundation, we would not even exist. The doctrine of Christ says that the awesome mercy of God has raised up people who were strong enough to go through the traces to have Christ Jesus developed in them, to minister the white throne judgment to people who have not yet achieved that event, and to deliver them and save them from the lash, the scourge of the lash which is Satan, the enforcer of the sowing and reaping judgment. Is that awesome? That is an awesome God, that is the fear of the Lord.
I will tell you something, I will tell you the truth, I can sit here and say, and I do, I do marvel at the power of God, that in the beginning He created, that He created us, that when He thinks of us we live and when He forgets us, we die and that He is the righteous God that judges sin, I think of all of that, I believe that I honor Him and respect Him for that, but not nearly as much, not nearly as much as what the feeling that arises in me when I think of the greatness of His mercy and what he had done for the world and I just pray that this message should go out because the wrong message is being preached, the wrong message is being preached.
Of course you know, the message is not really false, it is just preached incorrectly. The minister that says, You are saved from hell, you know when you are saved from the sowing and reaping judgment, you are saved from hell, but it is not being preached correctly, it is being preached after you die.
The Zohar does teach about being saved from hell, and it calls the scourge of the evil lash, I would say that is hell, hellish experiences, but as I said, to me, the God, the love of God, and maybe you know, maybe we will find this when we do the chapter on the love of God, I do not know, maybe it will be found in the Zohar, when we study the love of God. I can see where the writer of the Zohar is coming from, to love God, if this was a manifestation of the love of God that just came forth from me, the recognition of Christ Jesus, the mediator, the one who intervenes and saves us from the sowing and reaping judgment, in order for me to, if that is the love of God, before I can love God, I have to see God as the righteous judge of all sin, I have to have a fear of God in that this God judges sin, I better get my act together, so I can now see how you cannot truly love God, you cannot appreciate His salvation and deliverance and protection for you, if you do not first recognize the danger that you are in because you are such a sinner.
It makes a lot of sense to me, this is really good teaching. That is the end of the passage that I have quoted from the Zohar, my comment is, protection from the sowing and reaping judgment is a true fear of the Lord, which places a subject to the white throne judgment. This fear of the Lord places us subject to the white throne judgment, that is what I just said. We are told that everybody that does not have this fear of the Lord is subject to the four punishments enforced by Satan, or ministered by Satan, the enforcer of the sowing and reaping judgment. I guess I am still reading from the Zohar here.
This is implied in the words, and the earth was chaos and confusion, Tohu, and 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. Who are the wicked? The wicked are everybody who is not subject to the white throne judgment. That is the whole church brethren. The wicked is everybody who is not submitted to the white throne judgment.
I know there are people in the church who will hear from the Lord that they did something wrong, that they wronged their brother, or they should you know change their ways, their behavior in certain ways, but the white throne judgment brethren, is the exposure of the hidden sins of the heart, it is the exposure of pride, rebellion, rejection and envy in oneself. I know that some Christians do have this relationship with the Lord, but in my opinion they are the exception, in my opinion they are the exception.
The punishment, the four punishments are for everybody, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, everybody who is not dealing with the hidden sins of their heart, pride, envy, rebellion and rejection, and everything that hangs on all of those four. The earth was chaos and confusion, 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 by the wicked. #1, Tohu, which is chaos, it alludes to strangulation, as it is written a line of Tohu, a line of chaos, that is Isaiah 34:11, meaning a measuring cord, and that measuring cord strangles. The question is, who does it strangle? I do not really know what the Zohar teaches, but I know that on the next couple of pages, I have a chart, a revised chart of the chart that was worked up I the message called A Wondrous Edifice - Part 3. When I was putting that chart on the board, I knew that I really did not have it down pat, and actually I was reviewing that message, it has to be at least a year later, and this whole message came forth, so we will have to get some kind of a note on that transcript, A Wondrous Edifice - Part 3, saying that this chart of the four punishments has been corrected. Strangulation has to do with being choked with a cord, and it has to do, I believe that these four punishments are punishments to the carnal mind, it the carnal mind that is being punished, the sin nature is being punished, our old man is being punished, and she is the one that is being strangled, with a measuring cord, and of course that measuring cord is Christ.
#2, bohu, confusion, alludes to stoning, and in parentheses stones of confusion are stones which are sunk in the great abyss for the punishment of the wicked. I am reading you what the Zohar says but we are going to go over each of these four punishments in detail. #3, darkness is burning as it is written, and it came to pass when you heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, while the mountain did burn with fire, Deuteronomy 5:20, also and the mountain burned with fire into the heart of heaven, and darkness etc., this is the fire that rests on the head of the wicked to consume them.
That phrase the heart of heaven just grabbed me, I looked it up in the King James, it says into the midst of heaven, but we know that heaven is Zeir Anpin, and the heart of Zeir Anpin would be Tiferet of Zeir Anpin. The mountain burned with fire all of the way up to the Tiferet of Zeir Anpin.
#4, the fourth punishment is the wind, which 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 meted out to those who transgress the precepts of the Torah. The words which allude to them follow immediately after the word beginning, which symbolizes the fear of God, which is the summary of all of the precepts, then follow all of the other precepts of the Torah.
On page 3, I have the chart that I drew in message #582 - Part 3, A Wondrous Edifice, and there are actually four columns, this is a revised chart, and I added on that fifth column which is the function of the klipot. I am not really going to go over it because I revised it just below where it says the four punishments, the order of the doctrine of Christ, well I will tell you this, the first chart is in the Zoharic order, Tohu comes first, and I have this, I did not change this chart because it is supposed to be a revision of the one for A Wondrous Edifice, I had it backwards, I told you that Tohu was emotional confusion, and that Bohu is mental confusion, but by this study I found out that I had it backwards, Tohu is the mental confusion and Bohu is the emotional confusion. I got really confused preparing these notes today, so I hope you do not get as confused as I did, but I think the main reason that I left this first chart in is to show you that in message #582 - Part 3, I was relating the four punishments to the four klipot, that what has to pass through when they enter into a meditative state in which they could receive revelation. We know that the Jew meditates to receive revelation, they meditate and they pierce through into their unconscious mind, but hopefully according to what I read, they meet an angel which gives them revelation, I get revelation every time I turn towards the Lord, every time I am not focusing on something else, He is there talking to me.
I am so grateful for the study of Kabbalah because it has shown me how these great, great things that the Lord has done for me, I never appreciated Him, I thought, I did not know it was anything unusual that the Lord talked to me day and night, I did not know that I had a special relationship with Him. I had no idea. Look at what the Jews have to go through to get revelation, they have to sit still, I do not even know that I would have the power to do it. They have to discipline themselves and go through these four stages of uncomfortable stages to get into that place, and of course we have a message that I preached that I called Permanent Meditative Consciousness, that is what I have attained to, that is what the Lord has brought me to, a state of permanent meditative consciousness, I am awake and asleep at the same time.
We know that there are practitioners of witchcraft that have this relationship with Satan, I read in a magazine article not too long ago about how many people in Haiti spend more their time in the dream world than in the real world, that is the spirit world, but that is Satan’s spirit world. I am in God’s spirit world all of the time, it makes my natural life a little confusing sometimes being in two places at the same time, but I would not give it up for anything in the world. This understanding of what the Jew has to go through, to get revelation from God has caused me to appreciate the Lord as never before.
First we have the fear of God and then we have the fear of God, and then comes knowledge, a knowledge of God, when you respect the Lord and you pursue His word, and you learn these things, then you find a knowledge of what He is really doing for us, then we love Him, and we appreciate Him and we fear Him even more, it is a round circle, you just keep going around, you appreciate God more and more, your life comes in to order. The more you set your face towards the Lord, the more everything in your life just starts to fall into place.
Do you know what happened to me this morning? When I start studying like this, my whole life goes crazy because as I told you, I am in heaven and earth at the same time, and sometimes it is very confusing, it is not a confusion that is of God, it is just, it is like you have to learn how to have your sea legs when you are on a boat you know. I wanted to go to the gym today, I did not make it to the gym today and I really wanted to go today, and I woke up and I had this message on my mind and I was writing up this message, and rushing, I take a gym class, so I had to be there at a particular time and I am late as always and I am running out the door, everything done, I was running out the door, and the Lord said to me, Sheila there is no class today.
I dropped, actually He did not say those words, but the thought came into my mind, that there was no class today, and so I dropped everything and went and pulled the schedule and there is no class on Saturday. I tell you I was so grateful to the Lord that He saved me that half an hour, because like I told you, when I start getting revelation like this, my whole natural life goes crazy, my desk is a disaster, my laundry is a disaster, everything that I have to do in the natural just does not get done, so that half an hour was really important to me, and it is little things like that, that just excite me about being the Lord’s wife. It is just very exciting to me when He defends me like that, I cannot tell you how much I love Him for that.
You see, I love Him because I recognize His power in my life, you cannot love Him unless you recognize His power in your life. You cannot recognize His power in your life until you recognize who He is. Sometimes I even worry about myself that I am so casual with the Lord, and I am so familiar with Him, we have such intimacy, that I hope I am not losing something if you can understand what I am saying, I guess it is like a child of great king, or the child of the president of the United States, the most powerful man in the world, to the child he is just daddy. He is just daddy.
It is this basic principle that brings forth the true Scripture that says a prophet is not without honor except in his own country. People that know you personally, that see your humanity and your weaknesses, as well as your strengths, they have a lot of trouble respecting you for who you are when you see that you are just a human being. It is very hard.
Back to our chart, the Zoharic order of the four punishments, I am going to start from the beginning: #1, Tohu, now the chart says emotional confusion, I had identified Tohu as emotional confusion, but as I told you, I got it backwards, the Tohu is the mental confusion, but for the purpose of this chart which is saying Tohu, and the punishment according to the Zohar is strangulation, the doctrine of Christ however says that the punishment is the suppression of Cain. What does that mean? Cain forced down under Abel. Associated with this punishment is the klipot that has to be pierced through by the people seeking to receive revelation through meditation, and the klipot associated with Tohu strangulation and the suppression of Cain, is the klipot noga. That is the fourth level that has to be pierced through.
We see that the first level, the first punishment in the Zohar lines up with the fourth klipot that has to be penetrated by the ones who are meditating, and the function of the klipot, the function of the klipot noga is that Cain should be nourished and Abel should be suppressed. That is the function of the klipot that is going to be reversed by the punishment, the punishment is correcting the klipot, okay the punishment is to strangle Cain or to suppress Cain, whereas the function desires to nourish Cain and strangle or suppress Abel.
The second punishment according to the Zohar is Bohu. As I said the chart says mental confusion, but I found out that I had it backwards, the Bohu is the emotional confusion. The punishment in the Zohar associated with Bohu is the stony, is stony. It says in parentheses, the stone of confusion. The doctrine of Christ likens the punishment called the stoning, or stoning of confusion, to the silencing of Satan. Satan must be silenced, Satan must be silenced in the church. Paul says the woman should be silent in the church. He is talking about Satan, she must be silent in the church. The klipot associated with the stones of confusion and silencing Satan is the cloud, it is the third barrier that the person meditating has to pierce through, this cloud of hardness and the function of the klipot is to deprive us of our senses, it is called emotional deadness. The person meditating has to pass through this stage of feeling emotionally dead on their way into that inner place where Elijah reached, where he heard the still small voice.
The third punishment according to the Zohar is fire. The characteristic of that punishment is burning. The doctrine, that is what the Zohar says, that it is a burning, but the doctrine of Christ says that this punishment, fire, that is characterized by burning, is called the lake of fire, and the lake of fire according to the doctrine of Christ is the white throne judgment. The church world thinks because the devil and the false prophet are being thrown in to the lake of fire that the lake of fire is for the unbeliever, that is because the church world does not understand that we are the devil and the false prophet. The devil is the personality that agrees with the carnal mind and the false prophet is the prophecy that is coming out of the carnal mind, that has to be burnt up by Christ, when Christ comes forth in us, the false prophet and the devil in each of us will be cast into the lake of fire.
The klipot that has to be penetrated are the path to receiving revelation that is associated with the judgment of burning in the lake of fire is the klipot called the flashing black negative fire, and the function of that klipot is the exposure of sin, the exposure of sin. According to the Zohar, the fourth punishment, is wind, and that punishment means beheading by the sword. Wind is spirit, they get the beheading by the sword, it is the spiritual sword of the Lord. We know that the word of God is the sword that penetrates out of the mouth of Christ Jesus. Wind means spirit and beheading by the sword means the beheading of one’s spiritual head, in other words Christ Jesus comes to cut off the head of Leviathan, who is the head of personality, that is called the devil.
The klipot that has to be pierced that lines up with the fourth punishment is actually the first punishment that has to be passed through, and then it is called the storm wind, passing through the storm winds. I really experienced that for years when I would do studying like this, I would be tormented doing these studies because Satan was, it is not only that Satan was interfering, I would not, Satan was not after me to try and stop me from studying, but to get this deep revelation, I was entering into a meditative state, I did not realize it at the time, but as I prayed and focused on these words, and sought the Lord, I was entering into a meditative state called contemplation, and I was confronted with Satan, I had to pierce through the astral plane, I had to pass through Yetzirah to get to the place of revelation.
If I am not mistaken, Beriah is the place of meditative, where you receive meditation, that is what I think I read, I am not sure. Beriah is right after Yetzirah, I had to pass, pierce through Yetzirah to hear from the Lord on the level of Beriah.
The Kabbalah says that noone can get prophecy from any higher than Netzach and Hod, but we know that we receive, we can receive revelation, and I believe that I am receiving revelation from the Keter where the Lord Jesus Christ is. I believe that is where I am getting revelation from. Wherever I am getting it from, I thank God for it because it is a pretty high place. The question is, I believe I am getting revelation from the Keter of Atzilut, that is what I believe, that is where the Lord Jesus is. Of course this fourth punishment, wind which means the beheading by the sword which associated with the storm wind of meditation. The doctrine of Christ says that, that beheading is the cutting away of Leviathan from Cain, I should really say the cutting of Cain away from Leviathan, however I phrase it.
The function of the klipot is spiritual circumcision, in other words if the klipot could have its way, it would circumcise me away from Christ. I will have to think about that. The four punishments, are there any questions about that at all, I think it is a little confusing reading it from the chart, are there any questions at all? Okay.
The four punishments revised, and this is according to the order of the doctrine of Christ, and you can see that the numbers are all mixed up. The numbers read 3, 2, 1, and 4, and I came to this conclusion by looking at the order of the column called the doctrine of Christ. Based on my understanding of what the Lord has shown me through the doctrine of Christ, the correct order of the judgment that produces deliverance from this Satanic realm of the carnal mind is as follows, first the lake of fire which is the white throne judgment, you are shown your sins, secondly Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind is silenced, third of all, Cain is suppressed, forced under Christ, and fourth, Leviathan is cut away from Cain. To be honest with you, I cannot make up my mind, I think that I am going to have to reverse this, I think Cain being suppressed, should go before Satan being silenced. I think I am going to have to reverse the positions of 1 and 2 on this chart. It would read then, #3, #1, #2, and #4, so there is no sense to that order at all. Does everybody understand what I just said? I am going to put the row that says #1 before #2, so the chart will read #3, #1, #2, #4. The order according to the doctrine of Christ, the four punishments, the first one would be fire, the punishment is burning, the doctrine of Christ says it is the lake of fire, the klipot associated with it is the negative black fire.
The function of the klipot is the denial of sin, and that is the Leviathan, the pride of man, they deny sin, and the punishment is exposure of sin or shame. See there were a lot of errors in the chart according to the Zohar order, I was confusing myself because I knew it was wrong, and that was why I wanted to even stop reading from it. I see that I corrected it here. The first punishment is fire, burning, the lake of fire, the flashing black negative fire, that exposes sin, and the function of the klipot is to stop the exposure of sin, it is the denial of sin. We are up against Leviathan in this first punishment. It is Leviathan who is being punished.
#1 comes next, Tohu, chaos, which is mental disorder or formlessness. The punishment according to the Zohar for mental disorder. What is mental disorder? I found out that both Tohu and Bohu mean confusion. I was surprised to find that out. There are two different kinds of confusion. Have you ever used the words in your own, concerning your own mind, I just cannot get it together, it is in there. Someone just said this to me the other day, someone actually was trying to teach the doctrine of Christ who is studying with us, they said, It is in there and it is just floating around, but I just cannot get it together, so I cannot preach it, we are just going to play one of your messages at our meeting, because I cannot get it together. My mind is all in pieces, and it is not in an orderly form so that I can teach the doctrine of Christ. Mind is different than the brain, the brain is an organ, and it is one place, it is under your skull, but mind is spirit and it exists throughout your whole body and your blood stream, it is particles, mind consists of particles, it can be likened to light.
These particles of mind can take various formations, depending on what you are thinking about. When I am teaching the doctrine of Christ, my mind takes one particular configuration, if I am teaching the Living Epistles meeting, it takes one configuration, if I am teaching the Christ Centered Kabbalah meeting, it takes another configuration, and then if I am not teaching, if I am just fellowshipping it takes another configuration.
Our mind takes a formation and then breaks down and takes a different formation. Up until now I have likened this example to emotional confusion, the little ball that you could buy, that when you shake it the snow goes all over the place, and then when the snow settles down, it is in a particular form, I have used that example when I thought that Tohu meant emotional confusion, and I know that I have that condition with my emotions that my emotions can be very stable and then Satan comes along and tries to blow apart the configuration of my emotions which we might call peace.
When my emotions are in a state of peace, they are in a particular configuration, but it is not permanent. When Satan comes in from the outside, it could be somebody else’s emotional distress. All of a sudden, I am all upset, and when I get upset, I have a tendency to yell which is not good, but I have it before the Lord, but when that configuration of my emotions called peace is blown apart, I get upset and frequently yell and my voice goes up, which is not a good thing.
I did not realize that we also have confusion of mind, that our minds could be in right order when we are thinking rationally and we are evaluating the situation rationally, especially if we are thinking with the mind of Christ, and then something can come along and change that configuration. When the Lord was first developing the mind of Christ in me, there was one woman who Satan would send to me all of the time, as soon as I would make up my mind and say, Yes, this is the right way, this is the way I am going to go, she would come in and interject out in my mind, and say, Well did you consider this, or did you hear this, or did hear that? I would get very upset, because the configuration of my mind that had decided to do something in a certain way, would become very unstable when this woman or when anybody would interject doubt into my decision. I am much stronger today, but when I have my mind made up, but I am not really that strong about it, when someone interjects doubt or makes another suggestion, then I have to reconfigure my whole mind, I have to consider the other person’s suggestion, and rethink the whole thing through again, and sometimes it has a negative effect on me, that I have made up my mind and now someone comes along with another idea and I feel my mind destabilizing.
We can be unstable in our emotions and blown all over the place, and we can also be unstable in our mind concerning our decisions on how we see things, evaluate things or how we are going to deal with them. The Lord showed me that this principle is in the New Testament, in the Scripture where I believe it is Paul that talks about being blown about by every wind of doctrine.
I have known for a long time that what that Scripture meant which by the way I got by prophecy when I first came to the Lord, that I would no longer be blown about by every wind, by every spirit, okay that is my emotions, or by every doctrine, that I would not be blown apart because someone had a different opinion than I do. I am very strong doctrinally, I am still working on my emotions; it is something beyond my intellect. I had a hard time this last couple of days, and then I find out that somebody’s, well there are several things raging in the spirit, and it just comes in and our emotions are likened to a sea, and that sea just starts roaring inside of me, and although I have been praying in a new way and I have had a lot of victory, but it is not at all pleasant having a storm raging inside of me when there is really nothing going on in my life that would be causing that, it is coming from another spiritual place. That is part of what we go through when we are a spiritual person in Christ Jesus.
Back to our chart, we are talking about mental disorder or formlessness, and I believe the mental disorder, if we want to simplify it, is the carnal mind, any, to have our mind in, and of course mental relates to mind, to have our mind in any configuration other than the mind of Christ is a mental disorder or from God’s point of view a mental disease. Everybody in their carnal mind is mentally ill, to the kingdom of God and what the Lord intends for us. Tohu is mental disorder called formlessness, but as far as the Lord is concerned, if our mind is not formed into the mind of Christ, it has no form, the carnal mind is apparently according to this, not recognized by the Lord. It is the same principle as the Lord saying, If you are not talking about the things of God, you are just making noise. As far as the Lord is concerned, you are just making noise.
I am not telling anybody not to do it, because we all are who we are, we have to grow out of who we are, we cannot jump out of who we are, and even I, I talk to you all here about a movie that I have seen, or even about our families to the Lord that is just noise, and the only thing that, the only communications that we have that are real to Him are the talk of His kingdom. I guess unless we are giving glory to God as we talk about our families, perhaps that is different, but basically speaking, He is only interested in this word, this is where He meets us.
This word, this deep word, the spirit of the word, the wisdom of the word, there is the mercy seat, that is the place where He meets us between the two Cherubim, between Christ Jesus and Christ, that is where He meets us, and that where our relationship with Him is founded. If we do not have a grasp of the word of God, we are very limited in the relationship we can have with the Lord, because we do not speak His language. You may have a very immature relationship with Him where He gives and we receive like we are infants, He does all of the giving, and we take all of the receiving, but as we get older, if we want an adult relationship with the Lord, this is where it is going to be, based on His word, and when we have that deep relationship with Him, based on His word, and that relationship is internalized based on His word, then He starts giving us assignments to do in the world, people to see, people to talk to.
Because of our intense pursuit of the word, He is now living inside of us. Tohu is mental disorder, mental formlessness, the punishment is strangulation, and it is talking about cutting off the carnal mind, the doctrine of Christ says it is talking about the suppression of Cain who is to be forced under Christ, the klipot that it is associated with is the klipot noga, and the function of the klipot is to nourish Cain and suppress Christ, but the punishment brings forth the reversal that Christ should be nourished and Cain should be suppressed. That was #1, but it was second in line.
Third in line, which is #2, we have Bohu which is emotional confusion, and also means formlessness, and I added in parentheses, animal nature, the animal nature is in our emotions. Animals are emotional brethren, it is true that God has emotions but they are completely different kind of emotions. The emotion that the Lord Jesus manifested was compassion, He manifested compassion for the people which resulted in their healing, the emotionalism of Bohu is the human emotionalism which leads to destruction, it leads to hysteria, it leads us to do things compulsively.
The emotionalism of a mortal man has the tendency to rise up and overshadow the rational mind of that man, and we do things that are not in our best interest because our emotions are bubbling. The punishment associated with emotions out of control are stones of confusion. The Zohar says stones of confusion, but I say, No, no, not of, stones for the confused ones, stones for the confused ones. In the Scripture stones always or usually refer to the foundation of a family, frequently translated son, the founder of the family line. These stones of confusion, we will find out as we do our study that they are talking about the stones that are for the confused ones, the spirits, the foundation of the family line that is given on behalf of the confused ones which is mortal humanity, we are going to find out are the spirit of Elijah, and the spirit of Moses, even the two witnesses who bring judgment to the church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The doctrine of Christ talks about the silencing of Satan, Satan is that emotional upheaval that is a voice that is saying, you know, go eat, when you are supposed to be dieting. That emotionalism is a voice, and that voice has to be silenced. The klipot that it is associated with is the cloud or hardness, and the function of the klipot is to cause us to focus on our emotions, to focus on Satan rather than the rational mind of Christ Jesus, and we see that a lot of young Christians, that they cannot spend hours in this word like I can, but their emotions are calling them to go out, to enjoy this existence here.
They would say, Enjoy life, I am not ready to give up my life, but the real life is in this word brethren, the real life is a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ through this word, but because of emotional needs, many people take a long time to be able to tolerate long periods of time with the Lord Jesus Christ. The punishment associated with Satan’s emotionalism is sensory deprivation, and I went through years of that, sensory deprivation, but I did not know what was happening to me. It is such a blessing to be able to teach this, and help people who are going through the same thing, to tell you that it is just for a season and it is the silencing of Satan in you so that the mind of Christ can form in you.
I did not follow up on what I was saying that Bohu is the emotional animal nature. Brethren we need to know that our emotions come from the animal kingdom. The first time I ever saw anger in my dog’s eyes I was amazed, he was enraged at me, his eyes turned to fiery red, my dog was mad at me, he was, he was enraged at me, because he was jealous of the cats, and he used the eat the cat’s food all of the time and leave his own food alone, he was jealous as could be, jealous as a hornet.
Animals, the emotions that, what we call human emotions of envy and rejection and rebellion, that is all from the animal kingdom. All you need to do is have a few pets and you will see it. Just have some pets in your house, and if you are honest with yourself, you will see it. It is really amazing. I was helping a friend with a pet not too long ago, they had to put some medicine on the cat’s neck, because the vet told them that the neck was the only place where the cat would not be able to lick it off, right in the middle of their neck. I helped her hold the poor cat down, we did not hurt the cat, but I think she was very frightened, we just put a little medicine on her.
Ever since then, the cat’s whole personality has changed. She must have been very upset and frightened by it, and this very independent cat has been a clingy cat following the owner around wherever she goes. It is amazing, and I know that in human nature, when somebody is traumatized, that is what happens to them, they become very clingy. The cat’s nature completely changed. It was just amazing to see. This is human nature, it is the animal nature, human nature is the animal nature.
The fourth punishment is Ruach wind, and the punishment is beheading by the sword, the doctrine of Christ says that it is Cain who is beheaded, Leviathan is cut away from Cain, that is cutting Cain’s power away in preparation for Cain being forced under Christ. I guess I have to redo all of this order here. We made Cain suppressed #2, I do not want to do this while I am recording the message but I think I have to make this correction, that Leviathan has, well Cain can be suppressed before Leviathan is cut away, no, that, I am going to leave that, the last one, that is spiritual circumcision, and the function of the klipot is to strengthen Cain, the punishment that corrects the function of the klipot is the spiritual circumcision, Leviathan has to be cut away from Cain.
The Lord has shown us the Cain can be forced under Abel while she is still attached to Leviathan, but until Leviathan is cut off, we will still be able sin, Cain can still cause trouble from underneath Abel. Are there any questions on this before we go on? Pastor Vitale’s comment, my comment is that both Tohu and Bohu are formless which was a surprise to me to find that out. I am going to share with you two passages from the Zohar to show that you one passage we will show that Tohu is formless and the second passage we will show you that Bohu is formless. Here is our first passage from the Zohar.
The earth was formless and void, and as we have explained, the earth here is the upper earth which has no light of its own, it was at first in its proper state, it was light, it had light in its proper state, but it is now void and without form, having diminished itself and its light. Tohu, formlessness, Bohu, void, darkness and spirit were the four elements of the world which were comprised in it. Remember we are the world, so we have these four elements in ourselves. Hence the earth was formless and void, and darkness and spirit. This is interesting, when I first starting preaching, years ago, I was teaching that man was made up of spirit and soul and darkness, that was the word that I had in my heart, and I have taught that, that darkness was Satan, but we see here that there are four elements, Tohu, which is the formlessness of mind, Bohu which is the formlessness of our emotions, spirit, which I believe is the breath of Jehovah’s life, and the darkness which is Satan in the earth, or the darkness, we will say, of the Serpent in the earth. As I tell you all of the time, I may get the names of the family wrong, but it is somewhere in the household of God, I am not sure which member of the household of God darkness refers to.
The next three paragraphs are my alternate translation of the passage of the Zohar that I just read you, which is very exciting. I cannot really say it is an alternate translation though because it is my interpretation of the English translation. When I do alternate translations I bring them forth from the Interlinear Text of the Scripture. I do not have an Interlinear Text of the Zohar, working from the translation of the Zohar, with the spirit of revelation guiding me, this is my understanding of the verse of the two paragraphs I just read to you. I will read it again, and then I will give you my, I have to find out from the Lord what to call it, I cannot really call it a translation, my, well I will find out from the Lord what to call it.
This is the Zohar, Now the earth was formless and void, as we have explained, the earth here is the upper earth which has no light of its own. It was at first in its proper state, but now void and without form having diminished itself and its light. This is my phrasing of that paragraph; Malkhut, that is the earth is mentally and emotionally confused, that is referring to, now the earth was formless and void, Malkhut is mentally and emotionally, and you can see that I changed the tense from the past to the present because from what I can see the Kabbalist talks about the world of points as past, but I do not believe the world of points is past, this is the world of points, the carnal mind is the world of points, it is more in existence than the reconfigured world of points which is the mind of Christ, so I have change the tense to the present. Malkhut is mentally and emotionally confused as we have explained, the earth spoken about here is Yesod, of the upper earth.
That is Yesod of Malkhut, which has no light of its own. It did have light in its proper state when it was under the authority of the male Adam, but it is now mentally and emotionally confused, talking about Malkhut now, actually this is Yesod of Malkhut, is now mentally and emotionally confused because it has diminished its own mass and energy by feeding off of itself, and it is feeding off of itself because it is cut off from Jehovah, it is cut off of its source of energy. Second paragraph; Zohar; Tohu, formlessness, Bohu, void, darkness and spirit, were the four elements of the world which were comprised in it.
This is my understanding of it, my take on it. Tohu the mental confusion of mankind’s mortal mind, and Bohu the emotional instability of mortal mankind, the emotional animal that Satan, the dark shameful side of fallen Adam and the spirit that is YHVH’s breath of life live in, are the four elements of the world, and that world is a human being, which is comprised of them. I am going to read that again, I will read both again, Zohar; Tohu, formlessness, Bohu, void, darkness, and spirit were the four elements of the world which were comprised in it.
My take, Tohu, the mental confusion of mankind’s mortal mind, and bohu, the emotional instability of mortal mankind, the emotional animal that Satan, the dark shameful side of fallen Adam, and the spirit that is YHVH’s breath of life live in, are the four elements of the world, or four elements of the human being which is comprised of them or which is made up of them, let me change that to made up of them. Last sentence; Zohar, Hence, the earth was formless and void and darkness, and spirit.
This is my take on it. Hence, the earthen human personality is not mentally or intellectually formed in the image of God, because of the other two paragraphs what I told you about Malkhut being emotionally confused and Tohu being the mental confusion of mankind’s mortal mind, because of all that, we can draw the conclusion that the earthen human personality is not mentally or intellectually formed in the image of God and is emotionally confused as to what will comfort it, in a manner that will inure to its benefit, because the emotions are always seeking to be satisfied, and is therefore, dominated, the human personality is therefore dominated by the mental and intellectual...
I am going to start at the beginning of this paragraph, the Zohar says, Hence the earth was formless and void and darkness and spirit. My take on it; Hence the earthen human personality is not mentally or intellectually formed in the image of God, and is emotionally confused as to what will comfort it in a manner that will inure to its benefit. Our emotions tend to choose the things that are most unhealthy for us, and is therefore, and the personality is therefore dominated by the mental and intellectual darkness of Leviathan, the pride of mortal man, which is Yesod of Malkhut, and by Satan, the spirit that is unconscious part of the carnal mind of fallen Adam.
I would like to deal with the phrase of the passage from the Zohar which says that Yesod or the earth, or talks about the upper earth, the only place I had ever thought of, actually heard of the upper earth was in Lord of the Rings, but when I researched this in my Bible program, I found out that there several Scriptures that talk about the lower parts of the earth, so we are going to take a look at that, but we will start with Yesod is the upper earth. Concerning the upper earth, I can only find passages in the Zohar, I could not find anything in the King James translation, translated upper earth. I have taken two passages for you from the Zohar. Verse 1. These Elohim men who have not made heaven and earth may perish from the upper earth of the universe, so that they should have no dominion there, should not traverse it and should not cause men to pollute themselves of anything that chances by night, and for that they will perish from the earth and from underneath the heaven which were made in the name of Elah as has been explained above. You may recall from part 1 of A Wondrous Edifice that Elah is talking about Zeir Anpin or as we call him in this dispensation Christ Jesus.
We see the upper earth of the universe is Yesod, and Malkhut is the lower earth. I do not see that proven here but the paragraph that I just read shows that there is an upper earth, so the upper earth is the Yesod of Malkhut, and the lower earth is the Malkhut of the Malkhut. Next paragraph, when God he said, created the upper world, and that is not the upper earth, that is the upper world, and the upper world, I would think that, I am not sure what it means. When God he said, created the upper world, he so constituted it, as to send forth the celestial radiations in all directions, and he created the upper heaven to receive that Zeir Anpin has an upper and lower part too, I guess everything from Tiferet above is the upper heaven and everything from Tiferet below is the lower heaven, and the upper earth created the upper heaven, and the upper earth in such a way that they should provide for the sustenance of the lower denizens or the inhabitants of the lower world. The upper earth is the Yesod of the earth. It is really amazing, I keep covering this microphone, I do not remember ever doing that before I got this microphone that I would put my hand over, it is so Satanic, my hand keeps going over it, so I rebuke that in Jesus name, and I will just repeat what I said.
When God, he said, created the upper world, He so constituted it and, as to send forth celestial radiations in all directions and he created the upper heaven and the upper earth in such a way that they should provide for the sustenance of the lower denizens. I did not really have time to pray about that or write it up, it is just two paragraphs to show you that there is such a thing as the upper earth. Yesod is the upper earth, the upper part of Malkhut, Yesod of Malkhut is the upper earth. Malkhut of Malkhut is the lower earth. The Scripture says the lower parts of the earth, that is Psalms 63:9, which read;
- 9. But those that seek my soul to destroy it shall go into the lower parts of the earth. KJV
I have a few witnesses for you to that;
- 32. And the earth opened her mouth and swallowed them up, and their houses and all of the men that appertained unto Korah, and all of their goods. KJV
- 10. And the earth opened her mouth and swallowed them up together with Korah, when that company died, what time the fire devoured two hundred and fifty men, and they became a sign. KJV
When I read that, certain Scriptures grab me and I just have to translate them, when I read that what came to mind was that Jehovah put a sign on Cain’s forehead so that no one should kill him, so I decided to do an alternate translation of this verse, and when I looked it up, I see that I did not give you the work up here, I just give you the alternate translation. This is what I got. Alternate translation;
- 10. And Cain the lower part of the earth opened her mouth and swallowed up Korah, and those who were near to him. And the fire of Satan who is Binah of the other side, (hope everybody here knows what I mean by Binah of the other side, I spent a lot of time explaining that on a recent message here, Binah of the other side), the second Sefirot of each of Binah’s fifty gates...
Now if you have been studying here for a while you should know that Binah has fifty gates, and the fifty gates are the ten subjective Sefirot of Binah appearing on each of the five worlds. Let me start at the beginning;
- 10. And Cain the lower part of the earth opened her mouth and swallowed up Korah and those who were near to him, (now this is judgment), the fire of Satan who is Binah of the other side, the second Sefirot of each of Binah’s fifty gates devoured Korah and consumed the ox of that company of people and they died and became mortal men. ATB
That verse is just loaded, let me take it a little bit at a time. Satan who is Binah of the other side, the fire of Satan, who is the second Sefirot of each of Binah’s fifty gates, and I had a problem because I did not know whether the second Sefirot from the top was, I did not know whether to count Keter or not, because under certain circumstances, the Kabbalists say, Keter, Chokhmah, Binah, Chesed Gevurah, and so on, but in other circumstances they do not say Keter, they replaced with Dot, and they go, Chokhmah, Binah, Dot, Chesed, Gevurah, and I did not know whether the second Sefirot down would be Chokhmah or Binah, if you include the Keter, the second Sefirot down is Chokhmah, if you do not include the Keter, it is Binah, so I asked the Lord about it, and because I saw the word fifty, I came up with the, I chose to say that the second Sefirot was Binah. We are talking about Satan who is Binah of the other side, the second Sefirot of each of Binah’s fifty gates, that means Binah of Binah, in each of the five worlds.
Binah is judgment, Binah is a softer judgment than the judgment that comes out of Chokhmah, but Binah is a pretty strong destructive judgment, although there is some mercy, but the true mercy, the true judgment with mercy comes out of Zeir Anpin, but there is some mercy that comes out of Binah, but Binah is a pretty harsh judgment. We see not only judgment coming out of Binah, but judgment coming out of Binah of Binah, of all of the five worlds, now that is a pretty collective comprehensive judgment, I would not want to experience that, devoured Korah, and we know that the judgment associated with Binah is fire. We see that Korah was devoured and now this is the five Binahs coming down consumed the ox of that company of people.
Who are the ox of that company of people? It is the human nature, the human nature or the soul, the Nephesh of that company of people were consumed, and they died, and became mortal men. At first I said, well the ox died, does that not mean that they ceased to exist if your animal nature dies, and they became mortal men, but we know that everything just changes form in the kingdom. All of this fire devoured Korah and consumed, burnt up the ox, of that company of people and they died, and became mortal men.
This verse is saying that Satan consumed the ox of a company of people that were God’s people, so they died to the ascended consciousness that they had, because of their relationship with Jehovah and they became mortal men. The ox, the animal nature did not cease to exist, but this particular ox because of its relationship with Jehovah had an ascended consciousness, it had a consciousness that was higher than the animal nature, they had a super consciousness, they had a formation of the mind of Christ, even though they had an animal nature typified by the ox, they still had an ascended consciousness, a super consciousness called the mind of Christ, but when Satan consumed the ox of that company, the ox died to its ascended mind and just became a mortal man, just a plain old animal nature, not an ascended animal nature.
I still have an animal nature, but I have an ascended mind. Everybody okay with that, so things like this excite me, I hope it excited you, this kind of stuff, I could just do it day and night, it is so exciting to me. We have one more verse which is witnessing to the reality of the lower parts of the earth as described in the Scripture. This is a New Testament Scripture, it is Revelation 12:16;
- 16. And the earth helped the woman, the earth opened her mouth and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. KJV
My comment is, that Abel, the surface of the earth helped the woman. All of these years I have been reading that Scripture, and I figured that the earth meant the personality, but I never realized at that time, I should have realized it though that there is a positive earth and a negative earth, there is an earth in Adam and there is an earth in the fallen nature. If the earth is helping the woman, it must be the Abel which is the surface of the earth, or Abel, we did a whole series on Abel the dust of the earth. Abel is the surface of the earth and Cain is the ground, what is underneath the surface or the ashes of the earth. Abel, the surface of the earth, helped the woman, helped the personality, and swallowed up Satan, the waters or the flood, I guess the waters is a translation of the word flood of the dragon, the waters of the dragon, and the personality swallowed up Satan, that is one of the first messages I preached, Satan swallowed up, Satan must be swallowed up, she has to cease to exist in her hydrated form.
This is Abel, the earth, Abel the earth or the root system of the regenerated Adam, they swallowed up Satan. That is so interesting because I have been preaching here for years that when Abel is quickened, Abel has to be kissed by the seed of Christ, he is really a she, Abel is really a she, because every mortal being is a she. Abel is really the sleeping beauty in us and she has to receive the kiss of the son. There is a Psalm that says, Kiss the son, lest he be angry, I do not know about that lest he be angry but that is what the Psalm says, Kiss the son. Christ, the Abel in us has to be kissed by the seed of Christ and then He wakes up and He becomes Christ and Christ’s function is to swallow up Satan a little bit at a time, each swallow, acquiring Satan’s energy and converting Satan into the Spirit of Christ, and it is by this process that Abel slowly, Abel now called Christ because He is joined to the seed of Christ, and functioning under His power, climbs into the heart center which is the aerial center, the place where He waits for the Lord Jesus to come so that He might ascend and meet Him in the air.
The anointing is rolling in, I cannot even open my eyes, it is such a blessing, thank you Lord, I do not think we have had this in a long time. Is everybody hanging in there with me? You are all here. I have two more Scriptures, the few Scriptures that I just gave you were a witness to the lower parts of the earth which were, Malkhut is the lower earth the Scripture says the lower parts of the earth, and I gave you Psalm 63:9, and then I just gave you several Scriptures about being swallowed up, my soul, to destroy it shall go the lower parts of the earth, and I gave you several Scriptures about the earth. Isaiah 44:23 is another witness to the lower parts of the earth. I do not know why I did that, why I gave you those few Scriptures about Korah. I guess the way my mind was going that thinking of the lower parts of the earth, that, that related to the earth opening up and swallowing up Korah. Another witness to the lower parts of the earth is Isaiah 44:23;
- 23. Sing O ye heavens for the Lord hath done it, shout ye lower parts of the earth, break forth into singing ye mountains, O forest and every tree therein, for the Lord hath redeemed Jacob and glorified Himself in Israel. KJV
Now we know that the lower parts of the earth are Malkhut of Malkhut, and hopefully that is Cain, that lower part is Cain, Malkhut is Cain, the lower part of the earth. Then in Ephesians 4:9 we read;
- 9. So now that He ascended, what is it but that He also descended, first into the lower parts of the earth. KJV
Jesus became Cain, every human being born of a woman is Cain, we are all Cain, we are born with Cain’s nature. We were talking about this at the Living Epistles meetings, that technically everyone on the earth today is a descendant of Seth, but the reality is that we are just the skin. When I say we, we are talking about our personality, and then on the other side of the flood, the line of Seth was perverted by incarnating spirits of Cain’s household, that was why the Lord Jehovah wiped out everything that was in the earth, except for Noah, and I showed that, well in the LEM meeting, I showed you the eight souls, I guess it was in this meeting, I guess it was a CCK meeting, I showed you the eight souls that Peter talks about, that were saved by water, and they were the eight aspects of Noah’s Sefirot structure. It was the creation of God that was saved, not giraffes and pussycats and kangaroos, it was the animal nature that was saved, and Lord willing I expect to go back that study on Noah, and hopefully get some revelation on the Scriptures that talk about the animals boarding the ark.
We are up to the second paragraph in the Zohar referring to the formlessness of Bohu. The first paragraph that I read you showed you or talked about the formlessness of the Tohu, and now we are reading about the formlessness of the Bohu, and that paragraph of the Zohar reads as follows. Tohu, chaos, the abode of slime, the nest of refuse, and also Bohu, formlessness, the finer part which was sifted from the Tohu and rested on it, and I am going to give you my take on that translation. Let me read you to the Zohar again, Tohu, Chaos, the abode of slime, the next of refuse, and also Bohu, formlessness, the finer part which was sifted from the Tohu and rested on it. We are talking about the finer part, the spirit of the mind, okay, Tohu is the mental, Tohu is talking about the carnal mind, and Bohu is sifted from the Tohu, the emotional spirit is sifted from the mind. We know that the mind has a spirit in it, so we are talking about the spirit of the mind being separated from the mind and then dominating it.
Resting it talks about rising above it and dominating it. The spirit of the carnal mind is Satan, and she has in fact done that, she has vibrated out of the carnal mind, or out from under Leviathan, her husband and ascended above him, and to this day resting upon him, she is sitting upon her own husband, she is Jezebel. Here is my take on this; mental confusion the carnal mind is the household of the earth where unformed garbage is the Serpent’s seed and also the home of emotional confusion, the part of mental confusion in which when separated from the confused mind, dominates it, emotional confusion, the part of mental confusion. We see emotional confusion is a part of mental confusion which when separated from the confused mind, dominates it.
When that emotional confusion, and I think I mentioned it earlier, when we are emotionally confused, when our emotions are chaotic and upset, they dominate and overshadow the rational thoughts of the mind, and we tend to follow our emotions and not what our mind tells us to do. It is this very principle that we are in training in this ministry to overcome, that the mind of Christ should be stronger than that spirit which tries to dominate, I am in that battle myself, in the carnally minded person, they do not stand much of a chance, unless they are very well trained. Some people have dominion over their emotions, but everybody has a breaking point. In Christ Jesus, when Christ Jesus is finally formed in us to the point that Satan’s emotionalism cannot overtake him, there will be no breaking point, you see. I just have a few definitions for you here.
Jehovah’s breath is the spirit which is the mental capacity of the creation. Elohim’s waters are the emotional energy of the creation. The upper earth is Yesod, the Serpent of the earth is the whole lower earth, which is Malkhut, which became conscious after Jehovah breathed on it. You know I had a lot of trouble doing this, these definitions, Satan really harassed me today, so they may not still be all completely accurate, I just ran out of time. This is the household of God, Elohim, Jehovah’s spiritual seminal fluid is Elohim’s waters, and Abel of the upper earth, that is Yesod, Abel is the seed of the upper earth. Adam the soul man is formed from Elohim’s waters, that is soul, and Abel the seed of the upper earth, Yesod, that is spirit I guess, enlightenment, and the lower earth which is darkness. Adam the living soul is the product or is a new creature of the union of Elohim’s waters. That is the soul and emotions. Abel of the upper earth, that is Yesod, and that is the seed of intellectual enlightenment and Jehovah’s breath, that is spirit, and the lower earth, which is darkness.
The dragon’s household, the dragon is the product of the union of the Yesod which is the dark light of the lower earth, which is Malkhut and the female side, that is Malkhut of Adam, which included Elohim’s waters, that is soul, and Jehovah’s breath, that is spirit. The dragon is the product of the union of the Yesod of Malkhut, and the female side of Adam. That is the first time I really had a definition of the dragon that I could recall, although I know we did a message on Rahab. Maybe I had a definition there, but if I did, I do not recall it. The dragon is the product of the union of the Yesod of the lower earth of Malkhut and the female side of Adam. I think that is wrong. The dragon is the product, I told you these definitions, there are really, they are not really as accurate as I would like them to be, I just ran out of time. The dragon is the product of the union of the Yesod of the earth, I would not say the lower earth, okay, the Yesod of the lower earth which is Malkhut of, it is just getting too confusing, I do not even know if I, this is just getting too confusing, just let it go, but I think the Yesod of the lower earth would be the Yesod of Malkhut, but it is just getting too confusing.
The enlightened Yesod of the upper earth which is wisdom is not present in the female side of Adam, the dragon did acquire however the Yesod of the female side of Adam which James calls the devilish wisdom. Satan is Elohim’s waters of creation and Cain, the seed of the lower earth. Leviathan is unrighteous Adam of the lower earth, the devilish wisdom, Leviathan the sea serpent, the dragon’s spiritual seminal fluid is the product of the union of Elohim’s waters and Cain and unrighteous Abel, in the lower part of the earth. Abel is the y male chromosome and Cain is the x female chromosome of the upper earth, but in the lower earth, the Serpent, both Cain and Abel carry the x chromosome. Since Leviathan has two spiritual x chromosomes from the Serpent, and since the x chromosome can produce only female offspring, the Scripture declares Leviathan to be a unit.
Cain is the mentally confused seed of the dragon’s spiritual seminal fluid, Cain is mentally confused.
The spiritual ground is the Serpent of the earth infused with Elohim’s waters, the dust of the ground is Abel, the part of the spiritual ground that remains after Elohim’s waters are dried up. The Fiery Serpent is the spiritual ground in mortal man. Pastor Vitale’s comment: Bohu is the emotional confusion that is finer than the disordered particles of the dragon, if you are Tohu. The disordered mental capacity of the carnal mind. I am saying that the dragon is the disordered mental capacity of the carnal mind, and the emotional confusion comes out of the mental confusion and is finer. Satan, and Cain the Serpent’s seed are the spiritual seminal fluid of the dragon. Satan is the water medium that Cain, the Serpent’s seed exists in. I am covering this microphone again, do you believe this? Satan and Cain, the Serpent’s seed are the spiritual seminal fluid of the dragon. Satan is the water medium that Cain, the Serpent’s seed exists in.
- 1. In that day, the Lord with His sore and great strong sword, shall punish Leviathan the piercing serpent, even Leviathan that crooked serpent, and He shall slay the dragon in the sea. KJV
We see there are two Leviathans there. This is just Leviathans in different worlds. The Serpent is the conscious earth or the personality of the earth. The Serpent’s seed is therefore ground, the part of the earth that is below the surface. Remember Adam is formed from the dust of the ground. Satan which is Bohu, emotional confusion is finer, meaning thinner than Cain, and Bohu is thinner than Cain and Bohu. Satan, Bohu, emotional confusion is finer, meaning thinner than Cain, because Satan is spirit and spirit is thinner than ground. Spiritual sperm can be likened to heavy water, ground has more molecular mass than spirit, and is thicker than water. This whole sentence does not make any sense. Satan, Bohu, emotional confusion is finer, meaning thinner than Cain, because Satan is spirit, Cain is the mental confusion, so Satan is the thinner than the mental confusion because Satan is spirit and spirit is thinner than ground. Cain is made from the ground part of the earth, and Satan is spirit, so Satan is thinner, and the spiritual sperm can be likened to heavy water, and ground has more molecular mass than spirit, and is thicker than water.
The four kinds of punishment which are meted out to the wicked. We are just going to go through the four kinds of punishment and I have some Scriptures for you, if you can handle another half an hour to an hour, are you all okay, or do you want me to quit? Okay. I told you I came under a lot of confusion, I came under Tohu, mental confusion, (laughing), while I was doing this message, so I did not have time to find any Scriptures for you, so I have a note here saying Tohu will be discussed or Scriptural references for Tohu will be discussed on part 2 if there is a part 2, it looks like we may finish this tonight. If we cannot finish this message by the end of this message, there will be a part 2, and hopefully I will have some Scriptural references for you on mental confusion. For now we are going to go on to the Bohu, which is the finer part that was sifted from the Tohu and rested upon it. I told you that, that is Satan the spirit of the carnal mind, departing from the carnal mind and rising above the carnal mind and dominating it.
You may recall that the for years I was teaching here that Satan was the male and Leviathan was the female, and during a Kabbalistic study I realized that I had been preaching a contradiction, I had been preaching that Leviathan was the male spiritual sexual organ of the Serpent, and also that Leviathan was a female, so it did not make any sense at all, but I knew that Satan seemed to be more predominate than Leviathan, that why I gave the manhood to Satan, but through further study of Kabbalah, I understand that Leviathan is indeed the male spiritual sexual organ actually of the dragon, and that Satan is only a part, a part or the female or the wife of Leviathan, but Satan has escaped from the authority of her husband, and this is in the other side now, Satan has escaped from the authority of Leviathan, and risen above him and to this day dominates him.
We see that Satan is Jezebel and Leviathan is Ahab, and that is what this is talking about, the finer part, Satan the spirit of the mind, was sifted from the Tohu which is mind, and departed from it, arose above it and rested upon it. Pastor Vitale’s comment: Bohu is emotional confusion, this is Gevurah, unrestrained or inadequately restrained by Chesed, she cannot enforce judgment in mercy. Gevurah unrestrained or unmodified by Chesed, and of course the balance of Chesed and Gevurah is Tiferet which is righteous judgment. Gevurah, if she is not properly balanced with Chesed is confused and she usually executes judgment very harshly, to the point that sometimes she can kill people.
Satan’s tumultuous emotional spiritual sea within the personality is the root of emotional confusion. The degree of emotional confusion measures the degree to which Christ is formed in us. It is the same thing as saying, the Lord says in Isaiah, He says, I create the light, I form the light and I create the darkness. The darkness forms the light, and that is what, that is what this means, the degree of emotional confusion. Emotional confusion measures the degree to which Christ is formed in us, because if Christ is formed in you, that emotional confusion is under the authority of Christ, and I battle with that. I use to be a very out of control emotional person, and I am doing 500% better now, but that emotional sea in me just wants to let loose, and take authority over my Christ mind. I am fighting, I had a big victory today, lost it yesterday, but had a big victory today. I actually felt it I think for the first time that I could recall, I actually felt it, I have explained to you how Satan comes from another person’s mind to join to Satan in the believer, to cause that sea to roar, to bring that person into emotional chaos so that the mind of Christ is dissembled, and for the first time today, I actually felt it, I could only describe it as a hook, a hook went in there and I felt Satan’s spiking me, but it did not go anywhere, and that I am very grateful to the Lord for it, and it was right after that, that I sat down and I spoke to you and explained to you that I was under an attack today and that I asked you to please not let Satan use you to test me, because both of you tested me today, I asked you to please not do that again, and it was, actually it was one of you that said something to me that I felt that hook, but it did not go anywhere, so glory to God, because this is what we are in training for that the mind of Christ should control that sea.
When we read in the New Testament that Jesus said to the sea, Be still, I believe it was a spiritual storm, I have a message on that, I think it is one of the online meetings, I have a message on that, that the disciples of Jesus had ascended into the astral plane, they ascended into the storm of the astral plane, the disciples of Jesus were meditating, and they had gotten in as far as the storm wind that we just talked about, when we went over the entries on the chart, and they could not pass through the storm wind, they were being destroyed by it, and Jesus came walking on the water, what does that mean? He came walking in the realm of Yetzirah, and He calmed the storm, He got them through. I do not think they went through, I think they went back down.
They were meditating and they were not prepared for the intensity of Satan’s spiritual storm. Satan’s spiritual storm is continuous trying to knock us out of Christ. Once that storm comes up, Christ is gone and for intents and purposes He has been killed in you, it is just that the Lord Jesus keeps raising Him from the dead in us, that is the miracle of the whole thing. I have some witnesses for you to that;
- 6. And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal, and in the midst of the throne and round about the throne were four beast full of eyes before and behind. KJV
That was the King James version, now the alternate translation that we already have worked up in the alternate translation Bible, is as follows;
- 6. And as Binah’s terrible sea of ice appeared in the midst of the personalities, were manifesting Christ Jesus, the personalities became as transparent as glass, because Christ Jesus was there source, a full unhindered sight unto the unconscious as well as the conscious parts of the carnal mind, of the four sided earthen personalities who surrounded Him. ATB
As Binah’s terrible sea of ice, that is the controlled emotions of Christ Jesus which carry the compassion of God, she appeared in the midst of the personalities. The sins were revealed. Going back to the passage in the Zohar that we are dealing with; The stones which are sunk in the great abyss for the punishment of the wicked, the incarnating spirits of Elijah and Moses are stones that are sunk in the great abyss which is the soul realm, the abyss is the soul realm and the Nephesh level of soul, the soul realm is the Nephesh level of soul, and those stones that are sunk in the abyss for our benefit, stones being spirits, being foundations of a family line are Elijah and Moses. The Spirit of Elijah incarnated in John and Jesus, to Jewish souls who were born according to the law of Moses, therefore the spirits of Elijah and Moses are the two witnesses, and the souls, mortal men who they incarnate are in the two witness company, which will appear in the earth in the last days. It is the Spirit of Elijah and the Spirit of Moses actually which are a part of Christ Jesus, they are part of the spiritual lifetime of the Lord Jesus Christ whose offspring in us is Christ Jesus. If Christ Jesus is in you, you are a member of the two witness company, and we have as a witness to that, Revelation 11:3, King James;
- 3. And I will give power unto my two witnesses and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and three score days, clothed in sackcloth. KJV
I have the alternate translation of that from the alternate translation Bible, Revelation 11:3-4;
- 3. Indeed I shall present my two witnesses to mortal man, and they shall prophesy that their carnal minds which are clothed with dead personalities shall die when the ascended mind of Christ marries the Lord Jesus Christ. ATB
I did this quite a few years ago, today I would say, when Christ Jesus marries the Lord Jesus Christ, but the ascended mind of Christ is good enough.
- 4. Therefore the Lord Jesus Christ and Christ Jesus, the two sources of the anointing, shall stand in human bodies in the visible physical world. ATB
I have some footnotes here but I am not going to read them on this message, you can look at your notes if you like, and therefore the Lord Jesus Christ and Christ Jesus, and there is a footnote on that, well I will read it for you. The Lord Jesus Christ who has ascended to the world above the restored firmament and Christ, the resurrected Adam in the individual is the new man, Ephesians 4:24, named Christ Jesus. #3, the third punishment, darkness, darkness is burning, and it is written. And it came to pass when you heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, while the mountain did burn with fire, also, and the mountain burned with fire into the heart of heaven, and darkness, etc. this is the fire that rests on the heads of the wicked to consume them. Our witnesses are Deuteronomy 4:24, King James;
- 24. For the Lord thy God, that is Yahweh, is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.
- 11. And I saw a great white throne and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away, and there was found no place for them.
- 12. And I saw the dead small and great stand before God, and the books were opened, and another book was opened which is the book of life, and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books according to their works.
- 13. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them, and they were judged every man according to his works. 14. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire, this is the second death.
- 15. And whosoever was not found in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
Alternate translation Bible, Isaiah 2:18
- 18. And Elohim’s son shall offer their old man as a burnt sacrifice, (now this is a witness to the lake of fire, these are all witnesses to the lake of fire), and pass his nature through the lake of fire, and they shall be changed. ATB
- 3. Therefore because of my passion for my treacherous wife, I shall crucify Abel and raise Adam from the dead, and he shall oppress the many members of the wild animal, and lead them forth and purify them in the lake of fire. ATB
- 2. But Elohim’s sons can be compared to purified gold because they have survived the lake of fire, and are laboring to weave their earthen personalities together with their other selves, the hand that is forming the woman into Jehovah’s image, through tribulation. ATB
- 1. Let down your defenses Cain so that the spirit of Elijah and the resurrected Adam, Jehovah’s lake of fire can consume your mortal mind. ATB
- 2. Nevertheless, Abel’s priestly authority is being restored, because Adam is rising from the dead, and maturing into Elijah, the one who is to offer Leviathan up as a sacrifice to Jehovah, so that the spirit of your mind can be reformed into Jehovah’s image, but the prophecy that the lake of fire which is the kingdom of God, shall be formed in you, has not been fulfilled because Adam is not judging your sins. ATB
Do you hear that, the prophecy that the lake of fire, which is Christ Jesus, the kingdom of God, shall be formed in you, has not been fulfilled because Adam is not judging your sins, you have to have your sins judged. Going on with the second part of the verse in the Zohar, that is talking about formlessness. This is the fire that rests on the head of the wicked to consume them. Proverbs 25:21-22, King James;
- 21. If thine enemies be hungry, give him bread to eat, and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink.
- 22. For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the Lord shall reward you. KJV
That is the fire of judgment upon the head of the wicked, that is the head of Leviathan. The 4th punishment is the wind, and it alludes to the 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 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 which is the summary of all precepts, the fear of God that follow all of the other precepts of the Torah. Witness, Amos 9:1;
- 1. I saw the Lord standing upon the altar, and He said, Smite the lintel of the door, that the posts may shake and cut them in the head, all of them, and I will slay the last of them with the sword: He that fleeth of them shall not flee away, and he that escapeth of them shall not be delivered. KJV
- 1. I recognized that Adam was fully raised from the dead in me and he was commanding that Leviathan should be attacked and that my human spirit should separate from her, and he was saying, Let Leviathan be slaughtered, indeed the man who tries to save himself shall not escape the slaughter of his fallen mortal mind. ATB
The footnote there is; Leviathan’s union with Cain shall be broken apart and Abel shall be liberated. I went in and I redid the alternate translation on that based on the knowledge that I have today, and both translations will be appearing. You know I have to do something with that alternate translation, because I am having a lot of Kabbalistic translations that I am going to have to keep separate, so I think this is a Kabbalistic translation that will probably not go in the alternate translation, but I am going to make it a translation page or some such thing, and the CCK site, I have not decided yet.
The whole work up here is on page 11 for you, and that is just for your edification if you want to study, and the first paragraph I have my choice of words and the words that appear in the King James right next to it in round parentheses, and the second paragraph I removed the words in the parentheses, and in the third paragraph I start making some sense out of all of these words, and finally we come up with the alternate translation of Amos 9:1 that I brought forth today in view of present knowledge. It says;
- 1. I saw Binah appearing in Malkhut as Adonai, standing above the altar, saying, Smite severely the coiled Fiery Serpent who is undulating through the physical and spiritual bodies of my people, and let the Spirit of Elijah and the resurrected Adam, my sword smite Leviathan, that fugitive Serpent with deadly intent, and cut her off from Leviathan, the root of the primordial Serpent who murdered Adam, the head of the whole creation which belongs to me, and brought forth young refugees from the sparks of fallen Adam which also belong to me. ATB
Another witness, we have a reference here. In that alternate translation, we have the phrase, I saw Binah appearing in Malkhut as Adonai standing above the altar. Binah appearing in Malkhut, I explained to you that is the Spirit of Christ, that is the Shekinah glory, appearing in Malkhut, the earth, and the name that the Hebrews, that the Jewish people call her by in that position, is Adonai, so we see the Shekinah glory you might say, standing above the altar, and the Shekinah glory is, the Lord Jesus Christ is another form of the Shekinah glory. We have a reference to standing above the altar, let us see what we have to say about that, Revelation 14:18-20;
- 18. And another angel came out from the altar which had power over fire, and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for her grapes are fully ripe.
- 19. And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth and gathered the vine of the earth and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.
- 20. And the winepress was trodden without the city and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs. KJV
- 18. And those members of the mortal creature who had become spiritual men because the word of God was appearing in them were violently and verbally rejecting Leviathan’s spiritual authority over their thoughts and emotions and they were furiously determined to live by the righteous mind of Christ Jesus, who was stabilizing their emotions, and they were saying to Jesus, Let your righteous thoughts stable our emotions and prepare and strengthen us for the fiery trials which will separate us from Leviathan, our mortal mind, now that Christ Jesus is mature enough to sustain our life in this visible physical world.
- 19. And their human spirits flowed out of Leviathan, the Serpent’s mind and they wove themselves together with the mind of Christ Jesus, and the firstfruits of the second generation of sons appeared in and became one with Christ Jesus, the mind which has authority over Satan, and because of his strong desire to save the mortal creature, Christ Jesus forcibly hurled himself into the lake of fire, the crushing judgment which is separating the second generation of sons from their mortal mind. And Leviathan, mortal man’s collective subconscious mind, and the Fiery Serpent, their individual subconscious mind, and Satan, mortal man’s collective unconscious mind were devoured, and the Lord Jesus Christ appeared as the unconscious mind of the firstfruits of the second generation of sons.
- 20. And the lake of fire crushed the mortal mind of the second generation of sons, which is the firstborn fruit of the whole creature, and the human spirits of the firstfruits of the Lord Jesus Christ, increased into and became one with Christ Jesus who has authority over Satan, and they flowed down into the visible physical world which is hell, where mortal men strive to attain immortality, the prize which is in Christ Jesus, and became the undisputed spiritual authority and ruling law over the whole visible world.
- 9. And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held.
- 10. And they cried with a loud voice saying, How long O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
- 11. And white robes were given unto everyone of them, and it was said unto them that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellow servants also and their brethren that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled. KJV
- 9. And I saw in the spirit that as the power of Christ Jesus continued to release the firstfruits of the mortal creature, from the power of Satan, and as the word of God was appearing in them, that their carnal mind were being covered over, subjected to, and slaughtered by Christ Jesus, and that their submission to Him testify to His overcoming presence in them.
- 10. And they sounded like spiritual creatures transmitting a communication which was so obvious that it could not be ignored, and they were saying, How much longer must we wait O Lord before the genuine sinless Christ Jesus growing up in us is mature enough to defend us against Leviathan, the beast who is inhabiting this mortal creature by separating our human spirits from him.
- 11. And the human spirits of everyone of them increased into Christ Jesus, and became holy, and every one of them was commanded to remain concealed for a little while longer, until the rest of the mortal creature who are Leviathan’s slaves also and whose carnal minds were about to be destroyed too, should be filled up to completion with Christ Jesus.
- 12. And I looked when the power of God continued to release the firstfruits of the mortal creature from Satan’s authority, and there it was, a powerful outpouring of the Spirit of God in many human vessels, and the earth or the soul labored and the rising son of Christ Jesus overshadowed the carnal minds of the firstfruits company, and their human spirits were completed and stood up in full stature, and this is how the firstfruits company was made alive by his blood, and the storm of God’s Spirit tested the ministers of God’s word who fornicated with the harlot and preached her false doctrines. And they became mortal men and lost their spiritual power, just like the unripe fruits of a fig tree growing out of season, never mature, but fall off of the tree and die, when a powerful wind blows. ATB
We are now dealing with that last phrase of the selection from the Zohar, which says, Elijah and the resurrected Adam my sword, we have some references to the phrase, my sword. Ephesians 6:17, King James;
- 17. And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit which is the word of God...
We see that the sword of the spirit is the word of God.
- 15. And out of His mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it He should smite the nations, and He shall rule them with a rod of iron, and He treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of almighty God.
- 16. And He hath on his vesture and on His thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. KJV
Why do you think it is on His thigh? Because thigh represents the womb, His reproductive power. He has, He is engraving the nature on all of His sons that He is bringing forth with the nature of the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.
- 21. And the remnant was slain with the sword of Him that sat upon the throne which sword proceeded out of His mouth, and all of the fowls were filled with their flesh. KJV
Well, praise the Lord, all of these thick notes, I guess a lot of it was just Scriptures that I read to you. We finished so there will not be a part 2 of this, it will just be message #605, The Fear Of The Lord, The First Of The Fourteen Precepts. We will see what the Lord has me to do next week, because now we are in the middle of two series, Noah, and this one, so perhaps we will alternate. I really would like to do all of the fourteen precepts if the Lord would let me. Are there any questions or comments on this message? It was a little complicated, how did you all do with it? Are you all okay, yeah, okay. I am passing out, I am getting slain in the spirit but I will try and answer your questions.
COMMENT: Sheila, you were talking about stones, Moses and Elijah, I was wondering if one of those stones was the stones that David used to hit Goliath.
PASTOR VITALE: Well is that not an interesting idea. Do you remember, I remember they were smooth stones, remember how many stones there were?
COMMENT: He had five, but he only used one.
PASTOR VITALE: He had five but he only used one, that is very interesting, it would not surprise me at all.
COMMENT: The one he did use, was it Moses or Elijah that he used to strike him?
PASTOR VITALE: That is very interesting, I do not know, but I will definitely see if the Lord will give me any information on it, very interesting thought. I would imagine that he, shot with the weakest stone first, on the one hand I would say that, but then I would say, No, if you have five stones, and you want to kill the giant, do you not throw the strongest, the best thing that you have, yeah. Would that be Elijah or Moses? Moses overcame King Pharaoh, Elijah overcame Ahab and Jezebel, I do not know and since I am being slain in the spirit I cannot even think, but that is a very good question. I will see if the Lord gives me the answer. It says he picked up five smooth stones and put them in his pouch right? But he only shot one, and on the first shot. That is interesting because even in the judgment of Nebuchadnezzar statue, does not the Nebuchadnezzar statue come down, is it a rock or a stone that is cut out of the mountain, and hits the statue in the feet, a rock cut out of the mountain. Of course I would have to look up the Hebrew word. Very interesting.
07/18/09 Transcribed by RLR