Vital Life Principle
Many people study the Bible much like they do a history book; therefore, they miss the real message. The Holy Spirit, through the Hebrew people, wrote the scriptures. Their method of expression is unfamiliar to the western world, especially among those who are uninvolved with the different forms of literary expressions. A variety of these literary forms were used throughout the Bible. These forms are as follows:
METAPHOR = the use of a word or phrase in a way that is different from its usual use, to show a likeness to something else [The curtain of night is a biblical metaphor that likens night to a curtain that conceals]. In other biblical metaphors the Lord becomes a shield, a buckler, a rock, a fortress; he also rides upon the heavens, Psalm 68:4, also read Judges 9:8-15, Exodus 19:4, Psalm 18:1-16, Psalm 104, and Psalm 139:9.
ALLEGORY = a representation of an abstract or spiritual meaning through concrete or material forms; figurative treatment of one subject under a guise of another. A biblical example of this is found in Galatians 4:21-31.
IMAGERY = pictures in word, especially similes and metaphors (as are often used in poems). See Matthew chapter three for several examples.
SIMILE (sim’a lee) = A figure of speech in which two things that are different in most ways are said to be alike by using either the word as or like [She is as thin as a rail and She sings like a bird are similes]. See Jere. 17:8, Isa. 58:11, Mat. 13:31.
PARABLE = A short allegorical story designed to convey a truth or moral lesson; a statement or comment that conveys a meaning indirectly by use of comparison. The story of the wheat and the tares (Matthew 13:25-40), the story of the pearl of great price (Matthew 13:44-45), the prodigal son (Luke 15:16), and many others are comparable examples in the four Gospels.
SHADOWS = to give a faint shadow or resemblance to an outline or sketch; to foreshadow or prefigure. Biblical examples of this can be found in Hebrews 10:1 and Romans 5:14.
SATIRE = a literary composition, in verse or prose, in which human folly or vice are magnified and criticized; the use of irony, sarcasm, and/or humor to bring attention to something foolish or bad; Gulliver’s Travels is a satire on eighteenth century England. You will find biblical examples of the use of this prose in Judges 9:7-15 and Luke 16:1-8.
If you are fearful of examining the Gospels to see if the literary forms are used, you might consider Matthew 13:33-35: “Another parable spoke he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. All these things spoke Yasha [SAVIOR] unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spoke he not unto them: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.”
If you have never been aware of these forms, you should examine the above scriptures and pray for understanding. Many scriptures will not make sense if these forms are taken literally. The book of Revelation does more harm than good when taken naturally; it can form carnal images in the mind because it is not written as a history book is written, in plain English, but in several of the literary forms mentioned previously.
In the fourth chapter of Revelation, there is a sea of glass before the throne with Yahweh [GOD] pictured on the throne and looked upon like a jasper, a sardine stone, and his throne appeared like an emerald. This convinces the natural man that Yahweh is a man with the same appetite, desires, and attributes as other men. We know this is not true.
“Yahweh is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should repent…” Numbers 23:19. Neither is He visible, “Giving thanks unto the Father, which has made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the Body, the Church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell; And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. And you that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now has he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight,” Colossians 1:12-22.
Though Yahweh is invisible, he became visible in his Son because his Son manifested him. Yahweh is Spirit; he is the positive Life-force. He is love’s energy; he is a Vital Life Principle (VLP) or Life-force.
The Father and the Son were not created; therefore, they are not of the created realm. The Son is of the same substance as the Father, because he was begotten by the Father (the VLP). See Romans 8:9-11.
We must confess the supremacy of the Word. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made,” John 1:1-3. “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist,” Colossians 1:16-17.
The above scriptures give us the liberty to say that everything and everyone, with the exception of Yahweh and his Son, are of the created realm, and their habitation is of the created realm. They remain in the created state until they are renovated or energized by the Spirit Word, the VLP.
There are invisible, or heavenly, creatures [angels], and there are earthly creatures. The Word created these, but they are not in the infinite Life-realm as is the first begotten Son. The Word was made flesh; the flesh came from Mary—the Life and Truth in that body was and is eternal. In his flesh, Yasha partook of the created realm; “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. Wherefore in all things it behooved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to Yahweh, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. For in that he himself has suffered being tempted, he is able to succor [to aid] them that are tempted,” Hebrews 2:14-18.
Yahweh does not have a spirit; he is Spirit. He is the VLP. Perhaps we can grasp the meaning of this statement a little better if we reflect on our own spirits for a moment. Our spirits are present, but they are not in a visible form. So it is with the Father. He is Spirit; he does not have a visible form. Our spirits must, at this time, live in our fleshly temples. We are limited in our habitation; while the Father is unlimited. As the all-powerful Spirit of Life, he is not limited to space or time. He is everywhere present and can be felt by anyone who feels for him.
We each have a spirit, but we are not just spirit; we are also substance. Our spirits are not omnipresent; that is, they are not in all places at the same time. Our spirits remain in their temples (our bodies). If a spirit can leave the body and return, as many believe, it could only leave for a limited time and accomplish limited feats. This cannot be compared with the omnipresent Father’s unlimited sphere.
The Creator moved upon his vessel and energized it with his breath (sperm of Life, or VLP), the life energy force. He breathed into the nostrils of the earthly substance, and it, the earthly substance, became a living soul (breathing creature). If the man “became” a living soul when Yahweh breathed the breath of life into his nostrils, he was not a living soul before the breath of Yahweh energized him. If man had preexisted as spirit, it would not have been necessary for Yahweh’s breath (VLP) to energize that dust.
In his created state, the man, first Adam, was limited and bound to the material substance. When the Holy Spirit entered the material body, it gave mankind the ability to receive seed thoughts from the Father and to become quickened (made alive) by the VLP; this is the atoning work of Christ. This Life-giving force is the power that produced the resurrection. “As many as received him, to them he gave the power to become the sons of Yahweh, even to them that believe on his name,” John 1:12.
This resurrecting power will eventually transform the creature from his created state into the higher realm of Spirit-birth, or reality [See 1 Cor. 15:53]. This resurrecting power comes through the conception of the revealed Word.
All things that exist are a product of the living (Spirit-energized) Word. Yahweh is truth. When we hear and accept Truth, we are accepting this transforming power; when we reject Truth, we reject his power. This is how Adam entered into death. He accepted the accusation against the spoken Word of Yahweh, the living Word; thus he disconnected himself from the VLP. “For to be carnally minded [mindful of the earthly] is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against Yahweh: for it is not subject to the law [principle] of Yahweh, neither indeed can be. So then, they that are in the flesh cannot please Yahweh,” Romans 8:6-8.
Man is a trinity: he is a spirit, masculine (objective), and feminine (subjective). These are often spoken of as spirit, soul, and body. The earthly temple of flesh (spiritually speaking) is neuter. However, we live in an environment where people are not spirit conscious, the emphases is almost always on the flesh, or the earthly temple. But in reality, mankind is more than clay.
The Anointed Word (principle and thought in action) was sent to impregnate (make alive) the intellect so that it will become productive of life. Christ joined himself to flesh (the Church) as a life giving anointed Word. This impregnation developed a visible expression of the invisible Creator, or that is, the progenitor’s thoughts and attributes were made visible.
The Anointed Word must penetrate the earthly before it can motivate the spirit into creative action. When motivated, this action will change the material substance into an outward reflection of the inward Life-force, so that we will be a new creature in Christ. The old will have passed away, and “all” will have become new (see 2 Cor. 5:17).
Adam heard the Word but received it as a binding law; he did not hear the Spirit (principle, motive, purpose) of the Word. If we are continually struggling to appease our God so that we may merit heaven’s earthly treasures, we are seeing with Adam’s eyes. We must see beyond our natural needs and wants and comprehend the grand object of the Father’s design with a spiritual eye.
Contrary to religions’ declaration, we are not here to determine our destination; we were predestinated into Christ before we were created.
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Yasha Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as He has chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Yasha Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,” Ephesians 1:3-6.
We are not on trial; our redemption is a finished work. But we are given the opportunity to try the Word and through its power come into joint inheritance by it.
In the material realm, if one child should inherit all his father’s substance, there would be nothing left for his siblings, but in the Spirit realm, each of us inherits all that our Father is in equality because we inherit His substance.
“After these things the word of Yahweh came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward,” Genesis 15:1.
If Yahweh was Abraham’s reward or inheritance, he is ours also. “Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He said not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, and to your seed, which is Christ,” Galatians 3:16.
“For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Yasha. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise,” Galatians 3:27-29.
The grand prize of our inheritance is the attributes of Yahweh himself, but Yahweh must gradually approach the senses, or the created material being, before he can enter into the depths of the creature’s intellect so that the two might become united.
Yahweh introduces himself to the outward man by the spoken Word, which comes through created forms or messengers. This material (or shadowed) realm is absolutely necessary because the fullness of the Shekinah Glory of truth must be veiled or shadowed. The Shekinah is too bright, or of a higher light realm, than the earthly creature can view—as the first man Adam has obviously proven.
The lower realm is known as the part, or imparted, gift realm. In the part realm, we see through a glass darkly (a smoked glass, a primitive method of viewing the sun during an eclipse), but when we mature into the unveiled truth, we shall see Yahweh as he is—Love’s energy.
“Love never fails: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
“For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
“For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. And now abides faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love,” 1 Corinthians 13:8-13. In this chapter the King James Version used the word “charity” in the place of “love”, but charity cannot replace love.
Though the Bible gives us a clear word concerning the destination of the Church, the following scriptures have been ignored, which contradicts the rapture theory:
“And he gave some, apostles; some, prophets; some, evangelists; some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the Body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, ‘unto a perfect man,’ unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: From whom the whole Body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplies, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, makes increase of the Body unto the edifying of itself in love. This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the ‘vanity of their mind’, Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of Yahweh through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart,” Ephesians 4:11-18.
If we are to understand anything of the Spirit, we must lift our thinking out of the natural realm of substance. We can do this if we begin to deal with principle and thought. Principle is greater than thought and is the begetter of thoughts. In every deliberate action, spontaneous or premeditated, there is a principle involved. Think of your motto of life as being a principle. Our thoughts are formed and governed by this principle, and thoughts form ideas, which create images. Some of these ideas are never brought to birth, that is, put into action. The ideas that are birthed become a manifestation of the dominating principle or spirit-force that begot them. This is true of the Father, and we are his handiwork; therefore, it is true with us.
The primitive human mind cannot receive spiritual data unless it comes in the form of images, or imaginations, but love is of the Spirit realm and is invisible; it does not have a form. If we are to understand a message that comes to us in the material realm, we must be able to clearly create an image of the object being discussed. If the message is so unclear that it cannot create an image in our mind, we will not understand the message. This is why the Savior used parables and other forms of speaking.
In his unfinished state, man will manifest the Word by the image he sees of Yahweh, which is not a true reflection. He can only manifest a reflection of his own stage of development and understanding. In other words, he hears, sees, and judges by the limited light he has. Therefore, in his primitive state, he receives a distorted image of both himself and his Creator. As this information is received into the part of the intellect (female) that is the reactor, a false image is cast and an Ishmael is made manifest.
Every man’s images are unique. We each create our image of Yahweh according to our governing principle and power of reasoning; our ability to create a Christ-like image depends on prayer and contact with the Truth realm. If we do not feel love for the image we have created, we need to confess our need and lack and allow Truth to destroy our bad image of Yahweh. Yahweh is love. This should influence our image of him. Love cannot be bad. Thus, any bad image, no matter when and how it was created in the mind, is a false image and needs to be destroyed. We worship the image we have created in our minds from the words and spirit, or spirits, that we have received; for we have no other image to worship.
We are told about the attributes of the Father, or I can say that we are introduced to the images that others have created of him. In turn, we create our earthly concept, or images, of these wonderful qualities and share them with others.
Some people are starving for love, yet they are afraid to trust it; others deny its existence. Love is a reality to us, but only to the degree we are able to comprehend or imagine it. Beyond that scope, we see love as weakness, stupidity, or worse. Sometimes friends and family criticize other family members who are unusually trustful and generous and accuse them of being too gullible.
Mercy is also limited by our understanding of its manifestation. When mercy is extended beyond our concept of what mercy is, we do not understand it to be a manifestation of mercy so we put it under another label. Most people see the person that freely extends mercy as a pushover, or at best, very naive. We must respond to reality by the reflection of our own light. Few of us will admit our lack in showing love and mercy because we judge our feelings as the norm. Those who show more love and mercy than we feel are usually judged as fakes or having a hidden motive for their actions.
The outward man is incapable of beholding Yahweh’s true image. But as the Holy Spirit motivates the human intellect, truth is received line upon line, precept upon precept, a little here and a little there, until a higher spiritual understanding is developed and a more perfect image of Yahweh is created. This developing activity is greatly accelerated in those who have sought for and received the Spirit of Truth.
Our Father is positive energy; therefore, it takes positive vibrations to create his true likeness. We must be able to see others and ourselves as love generators to generate and receive love. If some of us do not appear as he is, it is because we have not as yet appropriated the fullness of the energy of Christ.
Christ taught us concerning the power of positive and negative thoughts and their effects upon our lives, both physically and spiritually. Negative thoughts or any false statements about Yahweh that lodges in our intellect, alters the image we are creating of him. This is the danger of eating from the tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.
By faith in Yahweh’s word, we can begin to see everything through Yahweh’s omniscient vision and proclaim with him, “Behold everything he has made is very good,” Genesis 1:31. This is a hard saying, but it is true and often misunderstood. We all will agree it is good to hug and love our little children, but will we agree it is just as good to demand and force good actions. See Proverbs 13:24; 22:15; 23:13-14.
Freedom is good and desirable for civilized people; penal confinement is good for those who require it. Either can be good in its place that it might produce the needed effects of strengthening, correcting, and guiding. “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love Yahweh, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” In the original this would read, “We know that to the loving God, all work together for good, to those according to purpose being called,” Romans 8:28.
“The steps of a good man are ordered by Yahweh: and he delights in His way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for Yahweh upholds him with his hand,” Psalm 37:23-24. Please note in your Bible the word ‘good’ in the above scripture is in italics, denoting the translators added it. So the correct translation would read, “The steps of a man are ordered by Yahweh: and he bends to his way. Though he falls, he shall not be utterly cast down: for Yahweh upholds him with his hand.”
Outward activities are only the means the Creator employs to reach his dwelling place—the place of Yahweh’s expression. Once the spirit of the creature is fully united with Yahweh all outward messenger activity or carnal image-creating ceases. There was a time I profited by the ministry of image sharing, but, at last, I have arrived to a place where I have a Spirit relationship with the Father, and though image sharing is often very enjoyable, it is no longer an absolute necessity for me. I now depend on the impressions the Word and Spirit create in my mind.
As we experience Yahweh in our spirit and mature, we become a true reflection of the Creator, a true-life messenger. We become those life-messengers that the groaning creation is waiting for with great expectation and travail.
“For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption [sonship], whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of Yahweh: And if children, then heirs; heirs of Yahweh, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creature waits for the manifestation of the sons of Yahweh. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who has subjected the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of Yahweh. For we know that the whole creation groans and travails in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit [that is], the redemption of our body,” Romans 8:15-23.
Flesh demands a visible display; it demands to see, feel, or touch Yahweh before it will accept the presence of the Vital Life Principle (VLP). But Yahweh is Spirit, which can only be correctly imaged with the eyes of the Spirit, and his attributes are felt, not seen. Nevertheless, he satisfies these demands for visible evidence through flesh messengers, miracles, dreams, and words, as long as it is necessary. Yet when an outward sign, or material manifestation, must be the source of contact, it is always on a lesser or natural realm; we could say it is an incomplete image, for we must still use an earthly object to create an image of the heavenly.
Some religions would have us deal with a man-god, something completely unattached from the creature, but the only place we can deal with Yahweh successfully is in our own spirit or intellect. If we seek him, we will find him.
We must believe all things are possible for those who believe. Condemning, criticizing, complaining, and murmuring will repel the Life-force. All unbelief must be overcome. All hostility toward creation or toward Yahweh must be swallowed up in love. There is no place for a self-righteous spirit.
We must learn to identify Love. “Love suffers long, and is kind, Love envies not: Love vaunts not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeks not her own, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil, rejoices not in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth, bears all things, believeth all things, hopes all things, endures all things,” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7.
When our spirit is united with the VLP, all action will take place from within and express itself through the creature, because the creature has become more than a dwelling place for the VLP; the creature has developed into a receptive chamber that receives the Word, creating a perfect image of Yahweh, reflecting him back into the material realm. The new creature is now capable of manifesting the fruit of the Spirit.
When Yahweh created a king to rule upon the earth, it was a plural ruling force, “…male and female created he them, and blessed them and called their name Adam in the day they were created,” Genesis 5:2. They were created of the earthly substance, and the earthly substance maintained them; i.e., the temple they were to manifest Love through was made of earthly substance.
See Ephesians 5:31-32 and compare it with Genesis 2:24. “For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the Church,” Ephesians 5:31-32. “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh,” Genesis 2:24.
In the division, death was made manifest. They manifested death because they rejected the living Word, the VLP. They had not received the Spirit of the Word into the earthly realm; therefore, they could not bring forth fruit of the Holy Spirit in the Spirit realm. They were earthy. Conception of the Word would have given them the renovating Spirit that would have made alive the mortal, but they rejected and crucified the Word. By twisting Yahweh’s motive; they used the Word to produce death.
The VLP is wisdom, truth, light and life, but not on the realm of the perception of the natural man. If the sperm of Spirit-truth is to impregnate the spirit of the creature with Life, or truth, it must not be a word that is contaminated by the lower word realm. It must not be handled, judged, or reformed (falsely imagined) by the creature—it must be pure truth.
When the Spirit of Yahweh first contacts man, he receives the Word impressions into his consciousness and then he produces images conformable to his ability to perceive. As the Spirit of Yahweh continues to make contact with man’s spirit through the Life in the Living Word, the image-embryo of the soul slowly develops into the true image of the Father.
As long as it is necessary for the Word to be received through the aid of a created mediator (messenger), our acceptance and application of the Word will depend upon the realm of the created—the five senses—and will be contaminated by that carnal realm of understanding. On this realm, the Word is unable to impregnate the spirit with the pure seed of Truth, and an Ishmael, or a mixed-breed, is produced. The Sperm (Word) is of the truth realm, but it is reflected on an imperfect canvas; or in other words, it is birthed from a womb yet in bondage to sin—a Hagar.
The True Reflection
Yahweh created the intellect of man to control his body, but he created it with the following two parts: the receiving mechanism and the reacting force. Information is received and interpreted by the conscious mind; the subconscious mind reacts and produces (materializes) the fruit (the spirit of the source).
Yahweh created man in order to materialize expressions of himself. I think of us as his masterpieces—love generators that generate and receive love vibrations from the heart of Yahweh. His plan will not be aborted; the Anointed Word will dwell in flesh and be manifested through the temple, the flesh body of the creature. A true image will be reflected; no power on earth or in heaven can prevent this. However, the natural man cannot comprehend this revelation, nor will it appear in the ranks of religion. Religion must have a deity to worship that is a representative of his own likeness. Christ taught the oneness of Yahweh to his creation, and for this truth he was crucified.
The creature will continue to walk in the spirit of his creating until higher glimmers of truth gradually penetrate his intellect, preparing his spirit to receive more truth; thus the preparation will have begun for the conception of the Seed (Living-Word) of Life. Christ spoke of this as the washing of the water by a word, Ephesians 5:26. Again and again the Spirit moves upon the intellect—the Bride of Christ—drawing her toward greater light.
Primitive creation saw Yahweh in a much distorted light, but this concept grew until Yahweh could reveal a shadow of his nature. This shadow was revealed through the glory of the law. The commandments written by the finger of Yahweh on tables of stone revealed a concept of love and respect for all people and honor and love for Yahweh.
In First Corinthians 7:14, Paul says, “For we know that the law is spiritual….” But before the atoning work of Christ, mankind was mentally incapable of viewing the Commandments by the Spirit of Truth. The unconverted mind heard and judged the Word by its concept of the dead letter (most people still do).
Though the Commandments were written in plain words, mankind could not at that time receive the Spirit (the full value) of the Word. Even so, the giving of the law produced a marked progress in civilization by being effective in the development of the intellect. This is witnessed and verified by history’s report of the lack of development and depraved religious practices of barbaric nations that co-existed with Israel’s descendants.
Israel had been given a law that taught them how they should react to their fellow man and to their Creator, but there intellect was not yet prepared to receive the Spirit of that Word; nevertheless, the law (Yahweh’s principles) had been introduced.
The seed was planted in the earth (earthen vessel) and continued to work in preparation of the coming of the Spirit of the Word. The human intellect would have to have enough light so that it could discern between the carnal and the spiritual before it could conceive (believe) the Spirit of the Word. Or you could say, before they could see Yahweh in the Word.
When the human intellect was developed and ready to believe Truth (Yahweh, reality), faith produced a manifestation of its reality and revealed it to the inhabitants of the earth in a body of flesh, the Lord Yasha—the Anointed Living Word.
The Holy Spirit, in John, came to make the Word alive in us and to introduce the Spirit (character) of the Word, for Yahweh is Spirit. Christ is the Anointed Word manifested. The Word (reality) had never before been revealed, that is, the intellect of man had been unable to understand and accept the full implication of the truth of Christ (Anointed Word) in us, which is the only hope we have of his glorious manifestation (see Col. 1:27).
From the beginning, Yahweh has been moving toward uniting, or bonding, with the creature, but if the creature cannot see (understand) the Spirit of the Word, he cannot possibly believe, trust, receive, or accept it. The Living Word (Anointing) cannot come in flesh until the intellect believes it is possible; then that living faith produces fruit of Yahweh. A few intellects have matured enough to reach up and grasp the concept that “mankind is the dwelling place of Yahweh, or the sanctuary of Yahweh, our Elohiym.”
When the Anointed Word (Christ) was manifested in the world, he moved upon the intellect of the masses preparing them to believe (accept) the Spirit of Truth. This, he said, was the reality of the Kingdom of Yahweh. The Kingdom of Yahweh is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit reflected into the material realm (mankind). Yahweh, at last, inhabited flesh. He moved from the unseen realm into a seen realm. He moved into the body that had been prepared for him: “Wherefore when he comes into the world, he said, Sacrifice and offering thou would not, but a body have you prepared me,” Hebrews 10:5.
In Yasha’s parable, he likened the Kingdom of Yahweh (Yahweh bonding to us and ruling over us) to a wedding feast (Matt. 22:3-14). When the Creator joined himself to his creation in Spirit, that is, when the reacting or creating part of the intellect conceived the Spirit of Truth, there was a tremendous display of glory; this was referred to as a wedding feast. Strangely enough this was still future tense when Christ walked the shores of Galilee.
In the wedding feast parable, the unbelieving religious hierarchies among the Israelites were the first and second invited guests; the last guests were the common people among the Israelites, among them were those that were known as the publicans and sinners. The people that were invited were invited as the guests, not the Bride; John was not the Bride. There was to be a wedding; the Bride had come out of her closet.
The mystery of who the Bride was can be understood by thinking in terms of Spirit only. Christ is Spirit; he must have a Spirit-bride before he can reproduce, or manifest himself. The Word came to cleanse the Bride (Church) by the baptism (washing) of water by the Word. The subconscious (breath of Yahweh), or spirit of the creature, had been made ready to bond with the begetting Spirit of Life; this is the beginning of the Spiritual creation, Colossians 1:18.
Yahweh dwells in earthen vessels. He has joined himself to the creative part of the intellect through the Word. Finally a little truth about his Creator lodged in the intellect of man; the Word found a dwelling place in his temple. Where the truth abides, Yahweh is. Christ (the Anointed Word) joined himself to the bride of Adam (Chavvah, Eve, mother of living); but this was not adultery, for Adam was dead (non-productive of life); Christ, as the kinsman redeemer, raised up a seed in the house of death.
The new created man that was raised up in Adam’s house by the kinsman redeemer is the son that reflected Yahweh’s true image. He is being created in Christ to inherit the earth, which is his destination.
We see this symbolized in Israel’s law of the kinsman redeemer. If a man died without having an heir to inherit his possessions and extend his name, either his brother or his nearest kinsman was to marry the dead man’s widow and raise up an heir to him (see Deut. 25:5-10 and the book of Ruth).
The attributes (Spirit) of Yahweh became established in the body of Yasha; he was called the only begotten son of Yahweh. The Word materialized as the man Yasha; this was the promised seed of Abraham. This was the faith of Abraham materialized. Yasha was the positive reaction of Abraham’s Faith. The Word (promise) of Yahweh put on a human body and took it to the cross. Afterwards he gave up his humanity (sacrificed, or died out to the earth realm), which was his inheritance, and became a quickening, or Life-giving Spirit.
Though he was an individual at one time, he sacrificed his humanity and shall never pick it up again; “Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all [things] are become new. And all things are of Yahweh, who has reconciled us to himself by Yasha Christ, and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation,” 2 Corinthians 5:16-18.
Christ is now in the masculine realm only, or in the Fatherhood (Spirit) realm, to be manifested through created beings. He sacrificed his body of flesh, to become joined to the Church, his Body, to be glorified in his saints. He became a Life-giving Spirit.
First Corinthians 15:45 says, “And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening [life-giving, re-vitalizing] Spirit.” According to Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible #1066, the word “made” in the above scripture means “to become or became.”
A fully matured, redeemed body will always be a trinity, a temple and a spirit which has become united with the VLP to become a Spirit-energized substance. The masculine part of that trinity is the Anointed Word or Christ; the feminine is the intellect. The third part of the trinity is the outward temple or body and is neuter.
The old Adam (carnal understanding of the human mind) became the son of perdition, which was to be destroyed. The carnal mind was overcome through the crucifixion of Christ; He is now head of the house of Adam. He is the second and only existing Adam. He is the begetting force—the manifested principle—the perfect image—the impregnating Spirit of the intellect in those who have matured enough to grasp or receive the sperm of the true image of Yahweh in the intellect.
Another word for creating the true image is to have perfect faith, i.e. clear vision; “The light of the body is the eye: if therefore your eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light,” Matthew 6:22. Perfect love casts out all fear; fear is the opposite of faith.
When the Spirit of Truth united with flesh, the door was opened for the whole creation to be joined (bonded to) with the Spirit of Life, but not all creation beholds that image at this time. Therefore, they cannot surrender to the VLP until their intellects are developed to conceive the true image.
The process of Yahweh drawing us by the Spirit of Truth continues, and will as long as the carnal understanding (death) has not been completely overcome by all people. Carnal understanding is non-productive in the Life-realm—it produces nothing more than a false image of the Creator, visualized by the intellect.
It has been said that the Garden of Eden is the symbolic representation of the intellect, and we agree, but it is not of the Hagar realm. This part of the intellect is not available except in spirit.
Spirit Word (i.e. second Adam, Christ) is the Redeemer and Unifier of the trinity, or body, and must continue working through creation until the full image of the Father (Spirit of Love and Truth) is created and is reflecting the fruit of the Spirit, which includes love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance, and righteousness.
The carnal man did not see Christ as good. The carnal man will not see those that are walking in the Spirit as good. He will follow if that good is distributing an ample supply of loaves and fishes, i.e., if the flesh is adequately fed and excited. The multitudes followed Christ, but not all the way to the cross. They did not believe that man was an extension of the Father. They found fault with him because he declared man’s oneness with the Father. They followed the concept of the heathen and worshiped a god they had created in their own vain imaginations.
Is Satan a Created Being?
Satan = Adversary
In Isaiah 14: we are told a story about a beautiful angel in heaven that rebelled against Yahweh and was cast out of heaven. We should ask ourselves a few questions about this character.
If he, an angel, is truly satan, with power to damn souls and be everywhere all the time—
Where did he get this power?
Did he have that much power when he was a good angel?
Did Yahweh give him this power after he became evil?
Did Yahweh not know he would become evil?
Do all the angels have the power to be everywhere present at all times?
If not, why is satan different?
Why did Yahweh create such an enemy?
If Yahweh did not create him, has he always preexisted with the Father?
If he became evil after he was created perfect, from where did all the evil come?
Is it possible for other perfect creatures to turn themselves into an omnipresent enemy of Yahweh?
If satan (as Lucifer) is omnipresent, omniscient or omnipotent, then he would be equal to Yahweh in power and would eternally pose a threat to him and all his creation. Imagine Yahweh creating an omnipresent, omnipotent creature that opposes him and disrupts his carefully laid plans, making him miserable eternally—this does not make sense.
If satan were an omnipresent spirit, he would be both in heaven and in earth as Yahweh is—he could not have been cast out of heaven. The word omni means all; there cannot be two omnipotent (all-powerful) forces opposing each other.
If satan is an eternal creature, or fallen angel, opposing Yahweh, neither of them would possess all powers, for satan would hold the power to resist Yahweh’s will. In that sense, satan would rise above Yahweh’s power. Therefore, Yahweh is omni-everything and satan is omni-nothing. If this is true, how could we explain satan’s ability to be everywhere, all the time? If satan really had the power that is accredited to him by the Christians, he would definitely be a god, a mean one, no doubt, but truly a god.
When Adam rejected the Spirit of the Word, he did not lose his authority or his responsibility. He rejected Life. He was a king and his dominion was limited to the realm of death, or darkness. Romans 5:12-14 says death reigned from Adam to Moses. Who reigned? Death! Who sat on the throne? Adam!
Is Man Satan?
Adam was king, or head of his house (temple), but the man we know and see is not satan nor the adversary, that is because we neither know nor see the spirit and powers of Adam.
It has been proven that all people, good or bad, weak or strong have forces emanating from them. These forces alter, adjust or recreate the environment around them, and also affect others. “Yasha said unto him, If you can believe, all things are possible to him that believes,” Mark 9:23. Notice that Daniel 10:12-15 tells us of a power that interfered with the activities of an angel.
The subconscious mind is not a gatherer of facts but instead assimilates and appropriates facts; it is a hearing and doing mechanism. This force has the power to move mountains, but the only authority it recognizes is the conscious mind (Matt. 17:26 and Lu. 17:6). The Holy Spirit can give a command to the outward mind, but if the individual refuses to respond to the command, the command does not trigger the subconscious mind to react in the Life-realm. The subconscious powers cannot, in this case, create a correct image (Matt. 13:58).
Our thoughts are our commands to our subconscious mind. What are your thoughts about? Think for a moment; what are your daily thought-lines and activities? Are your thoughts geared toward defeat or victory, fear or faith, negative or positive, resentment and hostility or long-suffering and forgiving, striving and knavish, or trusting in the provision of the Lord? On a scale from one to one hundred, how high would your positive thought-line reach?
Remember, the word “satan” is not a proper noun. In the Hebrew language, the word is satan, but the English translation of that word is “adversary.” In the Bible, sometimes individuals were called satan (adversary). See Matthew 16:23.
The Holy Spirit is our guide, comforter and teacher. He is not the doer or the actor. You go; he guides. You do; he instructs. You suffer: he comforts.
All members of Adam’s family share his nature to some degree until they become members of the family of the second Adam, or the new creation man.
Here is an example of how our forces work: Mr. Smith wants to sell his house. Yahweh’s Spirit speaks to you, “Go buy Mr. Smith’s house!” You respond by impregnating your subconscious mind with the idea. Your subconscious immediately goes into action and sends out a force to create the condition to make the transaction. All would go smoothly if the adversary (satan), the opposing force, does not react. But I want to buy Mr. Smith’s house for myself; my force opposes your purchase.
Your other neighbor wants the house also, and his force attacks. Smith wants to sell, but not to you—his force also attacks your force. What will happen? The strongest force wins. Most hindering forces are sent out without the sender being conscious that he is hindering. My force becomes a satan (adversary) against you; it is of the self-realm. Mr. Smith’s hate, greed, and selfish forces are also an adversary against you. These are the forces of the carnal mind—the forces of King Adam.
If your commands and actions are from the Holy Spirit realm; your motivation is to be obedient to love, goodness, peace and joy, which is the righteous realm. Love, joy, and peace are in position to rule over the situation because they are of the controlling force. If you became doubtful or weary and counteract your own force, you will render your Life-force powerless through doubts and fears that rise up in the conscious mind. In this event, you would also become Yahweh’s adversary by sending out an opposing force.
When the adversary, the forces of the old man, or carnal nature, is overcome (destroyed) the creature (you or I) is still alive in the body, so this adversary is not man, but a wrong spirit concept that is lodged in the mind of man.
The old man cannot be manhandled or thrust out by any force other than by Truth or—the new creation man. The old man is not weak as some suppose, but he is not strong enough to withstand the power of the new creation man.
Everyone has the power of life and death in his tongue. “A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof,” Proverb. 18:20-21. Solomon was not talking about one specific person’s words.
We do not become victorious in our own rights; we must allow the VLP to rule through us. If the Life-force does not inhabit us and rule in our temples, then the death-forces will continue to rule. To be carnally minded is death. The carnal mind is an enemy to Yahweh (Rom. 8:6).
Our flesh is still in the death realm, but since Christ established his Kingdom, the Life-force has become activated against the death-force. The Life-force will continue to war until death is swallowed up in victory, for the VLP must reign until He has put “all” enemies under His feet; the last enemy to be destroyed is death. There will be no more opposing forces when we overcome the death-force (1 Cor. 15:26).
The spirit has been redeemed, but creation is still waiting for the redemption of the body. “And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body,” Romans 8:23. “In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory,” Ephesians 1:13-14.
The adversary force is a lie, or a deceptive principle, and can move upon the mind of man more easily than the Life-principle. For example: A child is unlearned; you are teaching him to write. He makes scribbles with ease, but perfect letters are made with much effort. From birth we have followed our natural inclinations with ease, but the higher thought pattern is developed by a deliberate cultivation of the mind. This does not come effortlessly.
Man is pressed down under the carnal concepts of his limited understanding. The Life-realm must deal with us from a higher realm. The Spirit of Life helps us learn to operate on a realm that is strange and foreign to our nature. The “new-man” principle is a truth principle; we cannot have power in Life until our motivations are right. That is not to say we are powerless, for we may have great powers and great success in the world. Some forces are very strong, and some are very weak; these forces are present with us at all times. But only the VLP can give us life.
Sometimes we are the ruling force, it all depends on the strength of our force and those around us, but when the Life-force is moving through us, it is stronger than other forces and will overpower them. Our victory is in the Spirit realm and for the most part goes unnoticed by those in the natural realm; i.e. we may lose a thousand dollars in the natural realm and in the same battle take a Spiritual mountain. Those watching would only see the loss of the money.
The real enemy that stalks us is our motivations. Motivation can look good without being from the Life realm. For example: The Holy Spirit anoints you and gives you a message to deliver on Sabbath morning. You are willing to speak, but I had planned to be the morning speaker. My motive is carnal—I feel it is my place to minister on Sabbath morning. Though we do not come to a verbal consultation, our forces will clash and cause division in the church. Some of the members might be for me, and some might be for you. They could not know our hidden motives (unless the Spirit revealed it); therefore, their decision would be based on the carnal or outward appearance. They would not be operating in the Spirit-Truth realm.
You would be right by following the leading of the Holy Spirit, and I would be wrong. Your force has the throne rights now, that is, if you stay with the Spirit-force. If you switch and allow the adversary to influence you, then the strongest force and support from the carnal minds of the congregation will speak, which is my motive, and Yahweh’s enemy. You will have picked up my vibes, reasoned in your flesh, and became Yahweh’s adversary also. If you had said, “Holy Spirit, I am willing to give the message; please lead the way,” and had yielded your spirit to love, peace, and gentleness, the message would have been given, and the Savior would have scored another victory.
The same battle can occur in your mind without any outside forces. Say this happens without my opposition and I am willing for you to speak. The carnal force within you says, “They probably all know this already and I will look like a fool,” or “Others speak better than I; I will allow someone else to do the speaking,” or “I do not feel that I should speak; I am not ready.” The Life and death forces within you struggle—death opposing Life.
In the Bible, the old man, the adversary, and satan are speaking of the same thing, the enemy. Satan is the Hebrew word for adversary, and under no circumstances does the word satan mean anything more than that. But, it is often associated with imagery to better describe his power and capability.
Christ often spoke of satan. If he used the word satan, he was speaking in Hebrew, and in actuality he was saying adversary. If we teach that he was speaking of our first power and nature, it will upset many. It cannot be denied that he told the people that their only effective weapon against the adversary was the abiding Spirit of Truth within. He was wise; therefore, he knew that the people would never accept his teaching if he said, “Your adversary is the character that sees through your eyes, hears with your ears, and thinks your thoughts.”
Yasha’s message waged war against the carnal mind, the thought realm, and he stressed the importance of abiding in the vine to become fruitful. The only bondage he spoke of was within. Think! “You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free,” John 8:32.
If truth makes us free, then ignorance is the only power that binds us. Is this not saying we are held captive by the lack of knowledge: or by what we have not understood, i.e., the truth we do not know? The essence of Yasha’s message was for us to “have faith, believe, create a perfect image, receive truth, and think!”
The revelation our Savior revealed tells us the enemy is within. “But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: These are the things which defile a man:” Matthew 15:18-20.
Paul said, “Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech: And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished: But their minds were blinded: for until this day remains the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ.
“But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart. Nevertheless when it [the heart] shall turn to Yahweh, the vail shall be taken away. Now Yahweh is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of Yahweh is, there is liberty. But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of Yahweh,” 2 Corinthians 3:12-18.
The spirit of every focused image of Yahweh is connected with the spirit of the one creating it. The image is placed in the throne room of the mind. All worship of Yahweh is limited to the affection the creator of the image can feel for his object. Quite frankly, I feel no affection for nor would I dare worship the monster that I hear many of our pulpit speakers describe as their god. Considering this, is there any wonder why religion repels the masses?
The serpent story in Genesis is written in imagery and in no way should be taken literally. Demons are another subject and must be studied under a different heading. One of the Greek gods was Hades; he was thought to be god of the underworld. Our Savior used imagery in connection with sheol, but the early copiers exchanged the Hebrew sheol for the Greek Hades. Our Savior would never have taught Greek mythology nor would he have agreed with the mythical god Hades, which was part of that theory.
Paul preached a message almost two thousand years ago that is just now reaching the pulpits; “To whom Yahweh would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is, ‘Christ’ (the anointed word) in you, the hope of glory:” Colossians 1:27. Christ in us is in the present tense. Christ in us is a hope. We have Christ, but we do not have that which we hope for; our hope is still in future tense. “For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen (manifested) is not hope: for what a man sees why does he yet hope for,” Romans 8:24. Christ within supplies a hope for something greater. It is great to have Christ within, and having him dwell within gives us the hope of the prize, “Which is Yahweh all in all,” 1 Corinthians 15:28.
What I have presented here is so far removed from the modern concept of religion that you may reject it on those grounds, yet I have presented a loving and all wise Father who created all things with a calculated design which he is bringing into focus.
When Our Almighty Creator is presented as a wrathful God who became so disappointed and disillusioned with his endeavor that he was forced to comprise and resort to other measures to try to gain control of the situation that forced him to abandon his original plan, the influence of the Word and power becomes ineffective. It is unthinkable that one so mighty and so loving would settle for a small percentage of his coveted goal.
In the beginning, Yahweh designed a glorious and decisive plan, which he is successfully carrying through to perfection, yet millions of those who witness for him, distort his image and present him as limited in power, wisdom, and foresight. In our limited realm, it is difficult to comprehend an infinite Creator with the power to expand us beyond this scope. We must realize that our potential is not in our flesh but in the mind and power of him who said, “Let us make man in our image and after our likeness.”
Yahweh, the unseen Spirit and VLP, will express himself through many holy facets. The puppet method of creating would defeat his purpose by eliminating a reality response. If there is no satisfactory response to Love’s vibrations, Love cannot fully reach its highest potential. By creating a receptive vessel capable of receiving and emanating Love, Love is fulfilling itself by continuously flowing and expanding its expression. This is the only method whereby that which is wholly complete and perfect can continue to expand.
Here we glimpse Yahweh’s long-range plan in Paul’s comment: “Just as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Yasha Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of the glory of his grace, by which he has made us accepted in the Beloved. In him, we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace which he made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence, having made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in himself, that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth—in him. In him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will,” Ephesians 1:4-11(NKJ).
The translators of the NIV translated verses 9 and 11 a little differently; I’ll quote them here for your edification: “And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillment—to bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ. In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will,” Ephesians 1:9-11 (NIV).
As one can see, Yahweh is the VLP, or Life-force. Mankind stays in the created state until being energized by this VLP. When energized, man is able to enter a higher realm of Spirit-birth. This is possible through Christ impregnating our intellect that it might become productive of life.
This Vital Life Principle changes us from the created realm to become outward expressions of the Father; we, therefore, produce the fruit of the Spirit. However, this process does not happen all at once for everyone. Yahweh uses those who express his character to enlighten his carnal children—those who are expressing a false image of him. We can only manifest a reflection of Yahweh according to our own stage of development and vision. This process will continue until the carnal understanding has been completely overcome by the Holy Spirit in all people. Yahweh’s purpose for creation will be accomplished as the VLP becomes all in all people.
Birthing the Living Word
After suffering for several days from three different strands of flu, almost simultaneously, I was abruptly reprimanded by an unbeliever and told that my faith was not producing results and I should turn to a better source for help. I was taken aback by the pointed remark. I did not doubt for one moment that I was trusting in the right source, but I did question my testimony. I disliked appearing weak. I wanted my testimony to look better to the world than it was looking. I wanted to appropriate my healing and other outward signs of my faith, not just for my health’s sake; I desired to improve my testimony of the living Christ.
I wondered how much responsibility I should bare for the trials and afflictions that assail me. It was then that I was reminded how much life had changed for me after I accepted the message of salvation; the over-whelming transformation that transpired after I received the baptism of the Holy Spirit was remarkable. I wondered what would be the magnitude of our change after we fully accept this Love realm revelation. This question took preeminence in my meditation, and I remained in the same frame of mind for a couple of days.
Just past midnight, on the third night, I awakened and these thoughts were still up front in my mind. Suddenly two thoughts entered into my mind as statements: “Love suffers long” and “Love seeks not her own.” I had always thought that “seeking her own” here (1 Cor. 13:5) was referring to seeking to fulfill one’s own selfish desires. We know this is true, but when this statement came to me in a higher realm of comprehension, it took me into a deeper spiritual dimension. In this revelation; I was hearing the Spirit say something quite differently than I had heard before.
The Spirit reminded me that I was made from earthly substance and my living temple is maintained by earthly substances. When I seek, I will naturally seek my highest scope, but it will still be of earthly substances. At this point in time, anything my comprehension (imagination) can reach for concerning myself is earthly, “…for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searches the hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because he makes intercession for the saints according to the will of Yahweh (not according to my will),” Romans 8:26-27.
The Spirit sees and knows all things, because Spirit is the reality. This being so, why should I insist on filling out the order blanks for my spiritual development with my natural understanding? The way of the Spirit is much higher than my way.
The word “charity” in 1 Corinthians 13: comes from the Greek word “agape,” and is obviously speaking of a kind of love that is pure, holy, and above human ability. Yet in this particular scripture, this “love” seems to be brought down to the human level in as much as it is “her” love, not “His.” This scripture is talking about a higher love, which we can experience and express through the human (spirit) that is joined to Yahweh. This was Yahweh’s attributes brought down into the human level of experience.
I recognized the voice of the Spirit and responded, “If I am not to seek for my own, how can I let my request be known?” The answer that came was, “Seek ye first the Kingdom of Yahweh.” If I were seeking to be joined to Spirit, with the intentions of allowing Spirit to rule in my temple through the Spirit’s higher concept, he alone would have to become the begetter and controller of the seed thoughts that impregnate my intellect. I would need to yield to him (the Anointed revealed Word) and seek nothing more. In doing this, I would stand by faith and allow his Word to be glorified by satisfying all the rest of my needs, not as a reward, but because the living and abiding Spirit and Word’s influence automatically creates a spontaneous response, which will bring me into a right relationship with the positive Life-force.
The Word is living power that creates; my intellect is a recipient of this energy and power that comes from the Father to the earth through the Word. I am not the begetter of the substance. I simply must nourish, strengthen, and spontaneously give birth to that which I have received from the Father’s wisdom. I must patiently wait, giving it time for its full development.
I may ask what I will (wealth, popularity, prestige) and receive it, but if my higher will is to receive the Kingdom, so that Yahweh’s will supersedes all else, I must submit myself to him and allow everything else to be added by him at his discretion—he is the initiator. I must yield my intellect to the promised seed thoughts and trust Yahweh with the outcome. All initiating has to come from the truth realm, the Anointed Word (which is Christ), if I am to unite with him. If I attempt to do the initiating, I will stumble as Eve, the mother of all living did.
Through the finished work of Yasha, the intellect submitted wholly to Spirit (Yahweh) through the crucifixion of his flesh, but we must enter into his crucifixion and resurrection by choice.
I was reminded that there is no death in the Kingdom realm. So I am no longer in bondage to death, that is, the old adam’s carnal thinking cannot enter into the Kingdom realm. I am free from the old Adam’s death. I can now bear fruit for I am joined to Spirit. The Spirit is in control and he alone will impregnate the womb of my intellect. My natural mind is a Hagar (in bondage to Adam). It is time for Hagar to leave the house of Sarah; she cannot share the intimate secrets that are transpiring between the husband and his free wife, which is my spiritual intellect that dwells in my temple.
I must nourish the sperm of Truth, which I have received from the Word, and wait patiently for it to develop and come to birth without my interference. The mother must always wait for birthing time and allow it to happen naturally and spontaneously. Her job is to nourish, strengthen and protect the seed.
On the Spirit realm, we understand that Word represents seed, the sperm. We birth that which we have conceived in our intellect, that is, we act and react according to our conception of principle. When the seed (idea) is introduced and accepted, and the mind becomes impregnated by that seed thought, it is spontaneous at birthing time. The intellect has no choice but to birth that which impregnates it. Choosing time is at the conception and definitely not at the time of birth.
I cannot plot a genuine spontaneous reaction on this realm, though I do have a choice of what I accept as truth. I am what I am and act the way I act, because I have allowed my subconscious mind to be programmed to produce my actions. The things I allow to enter my mind, draws the blueprint for my outward expressions. The same is true of the new creation.
Most people’s imaginations come from a different realm. They have a right to question our conduct and ponder our actions. But what they think about us or feel we should do or not do has absolutely no bearings on our responsibility of carrying this seed to birthing time. We have been impregnated with a Living Word. The manifestation, or birthing, of that word now depends on the strength of our spirit to feed and nourish it. We must depend on our connection with the Holy Spirit for our nourishment and strength. The revealed Word is the only source of nourishment available to us. The vigor and strength of the fetus is dependent upon how much spiritual food we consume. If we neglect and starve the fetus, we will abort. It is the husband that protects his pregnant wife and supplies the nourishment for her; she still has the option to accept or reject what he offers her. I am dependent completely on the Living Word that I conceived from the begetter of Life, which is my new husband. We have settled down in the temple that we share to raise our family.
I can allow nothing anyone says, thinks, or feels to affect my faith or actions. My objective now is to birth my children, the fruits of our love. I tune my ear to Love’s command and listen for the Spirit of Truth.
My husband is my covering. He stands at my door shielding and protecting me. My children will interact with the public, but I am under a veil of Love, no other source is allowed to impregnate the womb of my spirit with their contrary thoughts, nor can they see my face.
See our children romping in my yard, there is our lovely child Mercy. Isn’t she beautiful? That child over there is Love; she is so pure and so delicate. That one is Faith; he clings to his Father and looks just like him. There goes Gentleness holding the hand of Long-Suffering. Meekness, Cleanliness and Goodness are growing strong. Joy and Peace are inseparable.
Did I have hard labor in the delivery room? Absolutely not, no pain was involved; the curse of child bearing was in the flesh realm. I really suffered trying to bear fruit to Adam; everything I conceived was aborted. All my fruit died in the womb. But now things are different. Love is my covering, and I am well nourished and protected. All my children are healthy and vigorous.
You might ask, “What if this doesn’t work?” I’m sorry, that thought can’t enter my mind; it is foreign to me. I do not hear anything except the Word; the Word of Yahweh, alone, impregnates my mind.