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12/01/99 - SPIRITUAL WIVES - Part 11
Scriptures Commented On (In Order Of Appearance): Judges 21:12, Is. 11:6, Judges 21:13-15, 1 Pet. 4:12-13, Dan. 3:25
<LivingEM> Praise Lord everybody! This is the Spiritual Wives Part 11. Are there any questions or comments on previous messages concerning Spiritual Wives?
Verse 1 of Judges, Chapter 21, describes the fall of the spiritual males of Benjamin, and Verse 12 speaks about the penetration of the spiritual males of Israel into the minds of the overthrown Benjaminites.
Alternate translation, Judges 21:12, So the fiery serpents, the bride of Leviathan, and the widowed mortal men who had [attained to] spiritual manhood, and [received spiritual] knowledge when they experienced intercourse [with Satan], were in the brow energy center [when] Adam appeared in the spirits of the [Benjaminites] on the right side of their heart center, and Adam [within the mortal men of Israel, who were] Messiah [to the Benjaminites], entered into the personalities of [the soldiers of] Satan's army who humbled themselves before [ the regenerated Adam and Elohim].
<LivingEM> Can anyone tell us the purpose for this penetration? Why was it necessary for the mortal men of Israel to penetrate the minds of the Benjaminites?
<OVERCOMER> To cast down their Fiery Serpents.
<LivingEM> Yes, the Benjaminites were possessed by the Serpent's mind. Can anyone tell us the Scriptural name for Leviathan when she is joined to the Fiery Serpent who is ascended into the seventh energy center?
<LivingEM> This is an unfair question, because I have not yet posted the transcript of last week's meeting.
"Swine" is the name of the Fiery Serpent ascended into the seventh energy center, OVERCOMER, but I am asking for the name of Leviathan when she is joined to the ascended Fiery Serpent. "Pharaoh" is the answer.
"Pharaoh" is just another way of saying "King." Leviathan, married to the Fiery Serpent ascended into the seventh energy center, becomes absolute ruler and Lord and master over the earthen personality that the Fiery Serpent exists in. "Pharaoh is just another way of saying King of Kings, but we know that Pharaoh is really the Queen of Queens."
The collective Leviathan is queen all of the Fiery Serpents in the many members of humanity, and Satan, Leviathan's energy source, is the Queen of heaven. Leviathan is Queen of the earth, and Satan is Queen of heaven, in the world underneath the earth.
The true earth and visible world of Elohim's creation is the firmament. Does anyone know where the firmament is in mortal men?
<JSNGSNG> 4th Center - Heart.
<LivingEM> Yes, JSNGSNG, the heart center. The foundation of our reality is in the heart center. The physical body, as well as this whole visible world, is merely an image projected from our heart center, and this image changes, depending upon who occupies our heart center. So the firmament is the earth of Elohim's world, and the fifth through seventh energy centers are the heavens of Elohim's world when Adam occupies the heart center.
When Satan's representative occupies the heart center, the firmament is still the earth, but Satan's sea which covers the earth, is the heaven. Can anyone tell us the name of the heaven of Satan's earth? The answer is "the astral plane."
Can anyone tell us the name of the negative entity that occupies the heart center when it is a part of Satan's world? Who occupies the heart center in Satan's kingdom? The answer is "the Devil."
Can anyone tell us the name of the animal that signifies the Devil in Satan's heart center? The answer is "a Goat."
Can anyone tell us the name of the animal that signifies Adam in the heart center?
<LivingEM> JSNGSNG, the answer is "a Ram.." Can anyone tell us why an animal would signify Adam, since Adam is spirit? Adam is signified by an animal, the ram, because Adam is the hybrid creation of Jehovah. Adam is a combination of spirit and earth.
There was an interesting episode on the X-Files this week. Aliens were disseminating a virus which, when grafted to a human being, became a seed of alien life. The alien embryo gestated in only 12 hours, and killed the human host as the alien birthed itself out of the man's chest and abdominal cavity. The FBI, and other secret government agencies knew that the new-born alien was a hybrid. She was the product of a male alien seed and a human being employed as a female seed and womb.
This plot is so interesting because it is based upon a spiritual truth brought down into the flesh. We know that both the glorified Jesus Christ and Satan are planting their seed into humanity, but that the hybrid offspring is spiritual, not physical, and that the human being which is the womb that carries the "child," does not die when the child is born, but becomes the servant and household of the spiritual child.
Is 11: 6, The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; AND A LITTLE CHILD SHALL LEAD THEM. (KJV)
<LivingEM> The human beings who birth Satan's child were dead all along, and merely ascend into a more complete and conscious form of slavery. But the human beings who birth the offspring of Jesus Christ die to the lifestyle of this present world, and enter into true life through submission to Christ Jesus, the savior in the midst of them. This message is turning up everywhere today.
Judges 21:13, And the whole congregation sent some to speak to the children of Benjamin that were in the rock Rimmon, and to call peaceably unto them. (KJV)
<LivingEM> The Hebrew word translated "sent," Strong's No. 7971, is preceded by the two prefixes, "vav" and "yod," which signify Adam, and can also be translated "to send forth." The Hebrew word translated "whole," can also be translated "all," and, you may recall from our studies in previous verses, the Hebrew word translated "congregation," means "the people who are gathered by the Spirit, into Christ Jesus in the preacher." And Adam sent forth all the spiritual males of Israel that were gathered unto him in the Spirit .....
The Hebrew word translated "to speak," is preceded by the two prefixes, "vav" and "yod," which signify Adam. And Adam sent forth all of the spiritual males that were gathered into his Spirit, and Adam spoke to the children of Benjamin.....
So we see that Adam in all of the spiritual males of Israel became one collective mind that went forth, in the Spirit, and in the strength of that collective mind, to speak to the captive Benjaminites.
Judges 21:13, is quite clear that the spiritual males of Israel did not travel to Benjamin in the material world, but that their collective mind "traveled in the spirit," and spoke to the Benjaminites "in the Spirit."
Can anyone tell us how Adam's thoughts were transmitted to the Benjaminites? What happened when all of the spiritual males of Israel thought Adam's thoughts?
<OVERCOMER> Thought forms.
<LivingEM> Yes, OVERCOMER, thought forms were created, that could be blown by the wind of Jehovah's Spirit to the mind and heart of the men that Elohim would direct those thought forms to. So we see that this great work of deliverance to the Benjaminites was done "in the Spirit."
I don't know about you, but I always thought that the phrase "the children of....." was poetic, but I now know that that phrase signifies the spiritual child within the personalities of Israel, and not the personalities themselves.
So Adam gathered all of the spiritual males of Israel into one collective mind to create a series of thought forms to be blown towards Abel, the spiritual child in Israel.
I have told you many times that the only member of the household of God that speaks to the carnal mind is the Holy Spirit. In the case of natural Israel, Adam and Elohim speak only to Abel, the root of the tree of life which was imparted to Israel through Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. But since Jesus Christ was glorified, a door of ministry has been opened to the Gentile through the Holy Spirit, who speaks to the personality that is possessed by the carnal mind. But Christ Jesus speaks only to Christ in a mortal man.
Therefore, I say to you that Adam in the spiritual males of Israel would not speak to the personalities of the Benjaminites, or to the carnal mind that had overtaken them. Adam in the mortal males of Israel would speak only to Abel in the Benjaminites, the dead root of the Tree of Life that was imparted to their forefathers through Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Can anyone tell us why the Scripture does not say "Abraham," alone? Why are three names, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, always mentioned ?
<OVERCOMER> To indicate a spiritual seed.
<LivingEM> The spiritual seed is present, OVERCOMER, but the answer is that the spiritual seed was promised to Abraham, manifested in the loins of Isaac, and appeared in the material world in Judah, Jacob's physical offspring.
Can anyone name the man that the promised seed first appeared in?
<LivingEM> Yes, the promised seed appeared in Jesus, but what member of the tribe of Judah did the seed first appear in?
<LivingEM> Yes, King David.
So Adam gathered all of the spiritual males into his mind, and sent forth thought forms to speak to Abel within the Benjaminites that were joined to the rock of Rimmon....
Can anyone tell us what the word "rock" means in the Scripture. "Rock," means "stronghold," in the Scripture.
Can anyone tell us what "stronghold," signifies in the Scripture?
<LivingEM> Yes, Myprecous, "strong hold" means "mind."
So we see that the personalities of the Benjaminites were joined to the mind of Rimmon. The Hebrew word translated "Rimmon," Strong's No. 7417, is the name of a Syrian deity. Strong's No. 7417 roots from two Hebrew words: Strong's No. 77, which means to "gleam," or "to be conspicuous," and Strong's No. 7416, which signifies a pomegranate tree. So we see that "Rimmon" signifies a conspicuous tree, one that is easily seen.
Can anyone describe the fruit of the pomegranate tree?
<MYPRECOUS1> The outside is red and there are many seeds inside.
<LivingEM> Yes, the pomegranate is a fruit with many seeds, signifying the divided tree. Division, or many in numbers, always signifies Satan's household. Singularity, or unity, or oneness, always signifies the Kingdom of God.
So we see that the personalities of the Benjaminites are joined to a mind that was divided. Can anyone tell us who the mind of Rimmon was divided from? Who is the carnal mind divided from? Who is the carnal mind destined to be joined to?
<JSNGSNG> Christ Jesus.
<OVERCOMER> Christ Jesus.
<LivingEM> Yes, Christ Jesus. The Kingdom of Heaven, is the carnal mind bound under the authority of Christ Jesus.
I didn't tell you earlier that the Hebrew word translated "rock," is preceded by the prefix, "beth," which means "household." And Adam gathered together all of the spiritual males and sent forth their thought forms to Abel within the Benjaminites, who had become the household of the divided mind...
Can anyone tell us what the spiritual significance of the word "household," is? The answer is "wife." The Benjaminites had become the wife of the mind that was divided from the regenerated Adam, Christ Jesus in the new Testament.
The Hebrew word translated "unto them," Strong's No. 3807a, can also be translated "to belong to." And Adam called to Abel for the purpose of making peace. The Hebrew word translated "called," is preceded by the two prefixes, "vav" and "yod," which signify Adam. Now, why would Adam say "peace," to Abel? the King James translation says that the men of Israel "called peaceably to the Benjaminites."
<OVERCOMER> Because when Abel was underneath the ground and under Cain, there is no peace .
<LivingEM> Yes, OVERCOMER, that is the answer.
Ezek 13:16, To wit, the prophets of Israel which prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and which see visions of peace for her, and there is no peace, saith the Lord GOD. (KJV)
<LivingEM> Adam's collective mind sent a message to Abel in the overthrown Benjaminites, "get ready for the war that will bring peace to Benjamin." There is no peace until the carnal mind is overcome, because Jehovah will never stop fighting until Adam, Elohim's mind, is ruling over the carnal mind.
Wasn't something like this said about World War II? Wasn't World War II called "the war to end all wars"? And then there is the "Pax Romana." Does anyone know what that means? "Pax Romana" means "universal. peace." Pax = peace, romana = Roman. "Pax Romana" is Latin for "the Roman peace."
Can anyone tell us how the Romans bought peace to the world at the time of the Roman Empire? Throughout history, dictators have brought peace by crushing all opposition to their rule. Christ Jesus will bring peace to the world by crushing the carnal mind. Yes, Christ Jesus is a righteous dictator. He rules -- totally and completely.
Alternate Translation, Judges 21:13, And [when Adam saw that] the mind that was divided from [himself had taken] the Benjaminites [as] wives, Adam gathered all [of the spiritual males in Israel unto himself, and] sent them forth to tell [Abel within the Benjaminites that] he was calling [Abel, the one who] belongs [to him, to prepare for the war that would restore] peace [with Jehovah],
Judges 21:14, And Benjamin came again at that time; and they gave them wives which they had saved alive of the women of Jabesh-gilead: and yet so they sufficed them not. (KJV)
The Hebrew word translated "and came again," Strong's No. 7725, is preceded by the two prefixes, "vav" and "yod," that signify Adam, and can also be translated "to turn back." And Adam turned back Benjamin's timeline...... the Hebrew word translated "at time" Strong's No. 6256, is preceded by the prefix "beth," which means "house," and signifies "time," or "timeline." And Adam turned Benjamin away [from Leviathan, the Primordial Serpent's] timeline...
The Hebrew word translated "and they gave," Strong's No. 5414, is preceded by the two prefixes that signify Adam, and can also be translated "to make." And Adam turned Benjamin away [from Leviathan, the Primordial Serpent's] timeline who had made [Benjamin] her wife...
Can anyone tell us why the Scripture says "Leviathan's timeline," and not "Leviathan," alone"? "Leviathan's timeline," signifies Pharaoh, that is, Leviathan married to the fiery serpent ascended into the seventh energy center.
So we see that both Leviathan and the Fiery Serpent [the two are one] related to the personalities of the overthrown Benjaminites as a husband relates to a wife. The Hebrew word translated "the women of," Strong's No. 802, is preceded by the prefix "mem," which means "waters, and "waters," signifies "spirit." So we see that Adam saved the spiritual life of the Benjaminites who became spiritual women.
Many Christians today are fighting this understanding with all of their strength. Christ Jesus is not saving the physical body, or any other aspect of the material world. Christ Jesus is saving Elohim's spirit that is mixed with the earth of this fallen world.
Can anyone tell us who the women of Jabesh-gilead are? Does anyone remember what Jabesh-gilead means? "Jabesh-gilead" means "the east side of Jordan," or "the mortal, female side of death."
Can anyone name the women that are on the mortal, female side of death?
<OVERCOMER> Fiery Serpents.
<LivingEM> This is partially true, OVERCOMER, but in the context of Judges, Chapter 21, the personalities of the Benjaminites are the women who are abiding on the mortal, female side of death.
Can anyone describe the relationship between the Fiery Serpent and the personality?
<OVERCOMER> Personality = male,
<OVERCOMER> Fiery Serpent = female
<LAMB> The Fiery Serpent is her spiritual sexual organ.
<LivingEM> Yes, LAMB, the Fiery Serpent is the spiritual sexual organ of the personality. It is also true that Jehovah's moral order declares the personality to be male in relation to the Fiery Serpent, but this is not true in the case of the personality that is divided from Adam/Christ Jesus. The Fiery Serpent, strengthened by Leviathan, is too strong for the personality that is divided from Adam/Christ Jesus.
And Adam turned Benjamin away from Leviathan, the timeline that had made them women, and restored the spiritual life of the Benjaminites who had become mortal females when Satan acquired them and nailed them to Leviathan.....
The Hebrew word translated "saved alive" can also be translated "to revive." The Hebrew word translated "and not," Strong's No. 3808, is preceded by the prefix "vav," which means "nail," and is a negative particle which we will translate "Satan." The Hebrew word translated "sufficed," Strong's No. 4672 can also be translated "to acquire." And Adam saved the lives of the mortal women that Satan nailed, as wives, to Leviathan, .... the Hebrew word translated "them," Strong's No. 3807, can also be translated "to belong to." And the Hebrew word translated "yet so," can also be translated "to set up right." And Adam turned the Benjaminites away from Leviathan, the time line that had made them her wife, and saved the spiritual life of the mortal women on the female side of death, that Satan had acquired and nailed to Leviathan, and Adam set them upright.
Alternate Translation, Judges 21:14, And Adam revived the spiritual life of [the Benjaminites that] Satan had acquired and nailed to Leviathan, [and Adam] turned [Leviathan, the Primordial Serpent's] timeline that had made the Benjaminites her wife, away [from] the mortal women [who were] on the female side of death, [and] Adam set [the Benjaminites] upright,
Judges 21:15, And the people repented them for Benjamin, because that the LORD had made a breach in the tribes of Israel. (KJV)
And the people of Israel repented... The Hebrew word translated "repented," Strong's No. 5162, can also be translated "to breathe strongly," or "to avenge." And because of all of the foregoing, the tribes of Israel were avenged because Benjamin had caused a breach of Jehovah's authority in Israel.
And the people of Israel breathed strongly again, as one man, since the time that the widowed Benjamin caused a breach of Jehovah's authority in Israel. The Hebrew word translated "Benjamin" is preceded by the prefix "lamed," which means "widow." The Hebrew word translated "because" can also be translated "since the time that." The Hebrew word translated "made," Strong's No. 6213, can also be translated "to cause," and the Hebrew word translated "breach," can also be translated "a break."
You may recall from our study in Exodus, Chapters 4 and 7 in part 10 of Spiritual Wives, that the Hebrew word translated "tribe," Strong's No. 7626, means "authority." There was a break in the authority that Jehovah was manifesting through Israel because Benjamin had given their spiritual strength over to Pharaoh.
This is the same message that the Lord has given us in the New York meetings. The Lord has told us how important it is for each member to concentrate on what Christ Jesus is doing and speaking in a meeting, because the collective strength of Christ Jesus and all of the members of the meeting is essential to accomplish His purposes on that occasion.
The Lord has been teaching us that there are two sides to the sin of pride. One manifestation of pride exalts itself, and the other side of pride refuses to believe how important each one of us is in Christ Jesus.
Every time we are together in a fellowship where Christ Jesus gathers our spirit into Himself, there is a work to be done in Christ Jesus -- whether or not we understand it, or whether or not we believe it.
I have taught about the formation and dispatch of thought forms that are manufactured at meetings such as this one, and about how important this work is. We may not have any idea of how the Lord Jesus intends to use the thought forms that are manufactured here, but He has a purpose in every meeting that is gathered into his Spirit. When one person of the group withdraws his attention and concentration, the collective mind is weakened, and the purposes of Christ Jesus in such a meeting are compromised, because the withdrawal of one person's concentration may weaken the group mind just enough to sabotage the purposes of Christ Jesus in that meeting.
In Judges, Chapter 21, we see that the spiritual potential of the whole tribe of Benjamin pulled out of the collective Adam, Jehovah's authority, which was manifesting in Israel. One-twelfth of the source of expression for Jehovah's authority in the earth was lost.
The information that I have at this time is limited, but the Scripture does indicate that a certain measure of "spirit," or "energy," is required to express the full force of Jehovah's authority in the earth. I do not know, in this spiritual generation, exactly what is required, but I doubt that it is any specific physical number of people. What I do know now, is that the greater our number is, the greater the measure of authority is manifested.
Even in Israel, it is not likely that there was any specific physical number required, because the number of spiritual males would increase or decrease according to the number of physical people in the tribes. This understanding is essential if we are to be obedient to the call of Christ Jesus, and obedience is safety for us. A mind set that does not understand how important our presence is at a spiritual meeting, will weaken the fellowship and cause a breach of the work that Christ Jesus intends to do through us.
This is why the Lord requires us to make a commitment to a spiritual meeting, and to miss a meeting only in an emergency. Most believers simply do not understand the extent of what actually happens "in the Spirit" at a meeting that is truly gathered into Christ Jesus and, therefore, take their absence lightly.
So we see that the withdrawal of Benjamin's spirit from the collective Adamic mind in Israel caused a serious enough breach in the host nation of Jehovah's authority in the earth, for Adam and Elohim to manifest in the remaining tribes of Israel to deliver Benjamin. And we also see that the people of Israel "breathed strongly" again when Benjamin's spiritual strength was restored to the collective Adamic mind in Israel, and the breach in Jehovah's authority was closed.
Alternate Translation, Judges 21:15, And the people [of Israel] breathed strongly [again], since the time that Benjamin was widowed, [and] caused a break in Jehovah's authority in Israel.
<LivingEM> Once the Lord has received us, we are no longer our own. There is a Scripture that says that it is pride to say that we know what we will be doing tomorrow, or the next day, or next week. We should be asking the Lord to completely control our lives and set our schedules. Once Christ is formed in us, the work of the Lord becomes the most important thing in our life, and the believers who do not realize this may find themselves in the midst of a fiery judgment.
Is this punishment?
<LivingEM> Does the Lord punish us because we still put worldly interests ahead of Him?
<OVERCOMER> Satan does.
<LivingEM> Yes, once Christ is formed in us, He is our protection. When we pursue our own interests we depart from Christ and His program for our life, and when we depart from Christ's program for our life, we are open game for Satan.
1 Peter 4:12, Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: (KJV)
13, But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. (KJV)
<LivingEM> We shall be subjected to the fiery trials which pursue Christ, because Christ is in us, but if our flesh is to be untouched by the fiery furnace, we must learn to walk in obedience.
Dan 3:25, He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God. (KJV)
There is a Scripture that says, when you are young you plan your own life, but when you mature Christ Jesus controls you.
This word is for all of us, but primarily for xxx. It is your time to mature, xxx. The Lord is calling you up higher. You won't be able to continue to do some of the things that you have been doing. The Lord wants you to follow Him more closely. The hour is very short. Christ Jesus is about to make his public appearance, and the warfare is heating up. Don't be deceived by the things that you see with your physical eyes. We are in a battle zone, and the devastation is severe. It is time for the spiritual police of the Lord in Jesus to manifest, as a body, with enough strength to deliver spiritual Israel, which is the Judeo-Christian world, and everyone else of any nationality that carries the Christ child. There is much work to do.
Can anyone tell us what our work is at this time? What is the major focus of our life to be?
<OVERCOMER> Confession and repentance of sins of our own selves, and looking at the sins that are within ourselves.
<LAMB> To come forth as mature sons.
<JSNGSNG> To overcome the carnal mind.
<LivingEM> Yes, the answer is to overcome. For the mature sons, this requires overcoming the carnal mind, which requires confession of sin and repentance, which requires recognizing the sin within our own mind and heart, which requires a knowledge of the Doctrine of Christ, which teaches us what Jehovah's perception of sin is, and how to distinguish the hidden sins of the heart from the thoughts of Christ Jesus.
I am not here tonight to frighten you, but the truth of this hour is that, if the mind of Christ is not cultivated in you, and if you do not live out of Him, you are in danger of becoming a spiritual Benjaminite. So now that you have heard this message, what should you do?
<OVERCOMER> Repent and be obedient to Him.
<LivingEM> Let the the Lord Jesus be your judge. We cannot repent or be obedient of ourselves.
<OVERCOMER> Make sure that the cultivated mind of Christ is in you, and ask for it, if he reveals it's not there?
<LivingEM> To think that we can overcome our carnal mind, and the thought patterns that have existed for our entire life is the sin of pride.
Yes, OVERCOMER, we must ask for the mind of Christ, and we must ask that He be matured in us. We must ask for the ability to repent and be obedient, we must ask for wisdom and understanding, and we must ask the Lord, even if the thought is frightening us, to take over our whole life, so long as it is the Lord Jesus taking over our life, and to help us to understand what our part is, and to do it.
Are there any questions before I close this meeting?
God bless you all. Go in the peace and in the strength of Christ Jesus.
Alternate Translation - Judges 21:13-15
13 And [when Adam saw that] the mind that was divided from [himself had taken] the Benjaminites [as] wives, Adam gathered all [of the spiritual males in Israel unto himself, and] sent them forth to tell [Abel within the Benjaminites that] he was calling [Abel, the one who] belongs [to him, to prepare for the war that would restore] peace [with Jehovah],
14 And Adam revived the spiritual life of [the Benjaminites that] Satan had acquired and nailed to Leviathan, [and Adam] turned [Leviathan, the Primordial Serpent's] timeline that had made the Benjaminites her wife, away [from] the mortal women [who were] on the female side of death, [and] Adam set [the Benjaminites] upright,
15 And the people [of Israel] breathed strongly [again], since the time that Benjamin was widowed, [and] caused a break in Jehovah's authority in Israel.