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Praise the Lord, this is The Sixth Seal of the Book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ to St. John, Part 6. We’re ready to go on, and I would just like to put on this tape a question that was asked at the end of the last meeting. I couldn’t get it on the tape from last Wednesday, so I’m just going to repeat it. It was a question asked by someone in the congregation, and then I’m going to answer it. And they asked if all of the 12 tribes, the spiritual 12 tribes in Israel, will be manifested in each spiritual individual. And my answer is that I don’t believe so. I believe that all of the qualities and characteristics of the 12 tribes of spiritual Israel will appear across the board of the many members of the Living Soul. They will appear somewhere in the Living Soul but not necessarily the qualities and characteristics of all 12 tribes in each individual.
OK, go right to that, recap Genesis 49:3-4 and 19, and that is Reuben and Gad. Reuben, you are the first of my reproductive ability to appear and have received the primary outpouring of my genetic and spiritual substance, the part of the creation which appears or is seen and the part of the creation which is its spiritual strength. You fluctuate continuously between the carnal mind and the anointing and shall not come out of the borders of your organic soul and enter into the soul of Christ because you ascended up to your father’s bed, where his wife lay, and pierced through her, opening her womb. He ascended up from the unseen realm of Hades into the realm of appearance to fornicate with my wife. Gad shall be attacked and invaded by a troop of robbers, but he shall attack and press down the invading army when he comes into the image of Christ. Hallelujah.
OK, we’re going on today with Asher. The name Asher is Strong’s 836, and it means “to be happy.” It’s from the Word 833, “to be straight, level, right, or to prosper.” And if you remember the teachings that we’ve had over these past months, this concept of being straight and level is the opposite of being up and down, which indicates the valleys and mountains of the emotions of the Living Soul. So to be straight, level, right, happy and prosperous is talking about the ultimate attainment of the righteousness of God, which is described as being level and straight, as opposed to up and down. Hallelujah. It’s the point that we shall attain to where there shall be no double-mindedness and no conflict in our soul. Glory to God.
Genesis 49:20: “Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield royal dainties.” And I’ll just put it on this tape that what we’re doing here is we are studying the prophecies that Jacob has made over his 12 sons, who ultimately became the 12 tribes and the forefathers of Israel, and this was Jacob’s prophecy to Asher. “Out of Asher, his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield royal dainties.” So across the board, all of the 12 prophecies given by Jacob are supposed to typify and describe Israel, both natural and spiritual -- the totality of Israel. OK, “Out of Asher.” The word “out of” is Strong’s 4480, and it means “point of origin.” “Out of Asher, his bread shall be fat.” The word “bread” is Strong’s 3899, and it means “food for man or beast.” The word “fat”: “Out of Asher his bread shall be fat.” 8082 is the word for “fat.” It’s only transcri- -- translated “fat” three times, and it’s from the root 8080, which means “to shine, to make oily or gross, to wax that, to cover with that,” and what it really means is to produce fat from within itself, and the example given is a cow which produces milk with a very heavy fat content. We’re talking about a being that has the ability to produce fat from within himself, and what we’re talking about in essence is a man that has the ability to bring forth the anointing from within himself. He doesn’t have to go get it from somebody else. He doesn’t have to go have his needs met from other men or from the produce of the earth, but all of his needs, all of his fat, all of his sustenance will come forth from the fat within him, which is a type of the Christ.
“Out of Asher, his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield royal dainties.” And the word “yield” is Strong’s 5414. It means, “to give, to be made.” The word “royal” is Strong’s 4428, and it means “a king.” It’s from the root 4427, which means “to ascend to the throne.” And “dainties” is Strong’s 4574. Strong’s says that it means “delight, joy, delicate foods,” and it’s not really obvious in the scripture. I couldn’t find a scripture that would really make it obvious, so you’re going to have to pray about this. But I’m suggesting to you that it means “the increase of broad spirit.” “Delight, joy, delicate food” -- it’s from the root 5727, which is talking about “a cane or rod vacillating or vibrating in the air,” and vibration always refers to spirit. And I couldn’t find -- I know in the New Testament, there are words talking about the joy of the Lord and very much relating to the Holy Spirit, but I couldn’t honestly tell you that it’s that -- it’s the -- that it’s the equivalent of this Hebrew word. There was nothing that I could find, so you’re going to have to pray about it. But I’m suggesting to you that it typifies the increase of God’s spirit because “you shall be joyous when you’re filled with the life of God.” The result of it is that you shall -- the result of being filled with the joy of the Lord is that you shall be filled with joy and joyous. So that’s where I get it from, that when Christ appears in you, you’re going to be totally filled with joy. And we have something similar in the New Testament in Revelation 18:3.
It says, “For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.” So in the Old Testament we have delicate foods or “dainties,” and in the New Testament we have “delicacies.” Now in the Greek -- this is where I translated “delicacies” -- it seems to imply strength associated with lust, so. Now the word “strength,” one of the definitions for this word “delicacies” in the Greek is “strength,” and what this says is that “Strength is power to resist force, power to resist attack; legal, logical or moral force.” And moral, legal or logical force -- they’re talking about spiritual things. So this word in Revelation 18:3, “the abundance of her delicacies,” we were talking about the increase of the carnal mind in man. And I didn’t write down the tape for you, but we studied that in the 32 Theories, that it meant the increase of the fornication between the carnal mind and the spiritual man, “the abundance of her delicacies.” So what I’m suggesting to you is that this concept of delicacies, joy, delight, delicate foods, it’s talking about spiritual increase. In the Old Testament, in this scripture 49:20, it’s talking about the increase of the spirit of God, so it is joyous; it’s good. But in the New Testament, it’s talking about the increase of the carnal mind, and it’s associated with lust because the increase of the carnal mind is lust. The carnal mind is indeed lust. So what we’re saying about Asher is, “Asher shall yield the strength of God’s spirit,” which is a spiritual increase that is without harshness because it’s the spiritual increase of the joy of the Lord.
Alternate Translation, Genesis 49:20. “The spiritual food of Christ shall be brought forth from within Asher, and the bread of God shall feed the nations, giving them life instead of death.” Asher typifies the believers, the members of the body of Christ, who are going to bring forth the life of God from within them, just like Jesus did, feeding the nations, imparting eternal life to them.
John 6:32-33 says, “Then Jesus said unto them, verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven, but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is He which cometh down from heaven and giveth life to the world. So Asher typifies members of the Living Soul raised up to a place where they are going to have Christ within them. They’re going to have the bread from heaven within them, and they’re going to go forth and dispense it to the world. Hallelujah. Summary of characteristics of spiritual Asher: Asher typifies man completed in his spirit. The spiritual life of Jesus Christ shall rise up from within spiritual Asher’s natural state of being, giving life to the nations. And we’ve been talking about this a lot in this ministry for a year. The Holy Spirit can do many things. They can heal -- He can heal, and he can deliver, and he can do miracles, but he has not -- he cannot impart eternal life. Only Christ can impart eternal life. And in John 6:33 -- we just read it -- “For the bread of God is He which cometh down from heaven and giveth life unto the world.” The Holy Spirit is not the Christ in you. He is the spirit of Jesus Christ sent to you to fertilize your human spirit, and Christ must appear in you for you to come to a place where you can give bread unto the world.” Hallelujah.
OK. Naphtali is next. And “Naphtali” is Strong’s 5321. It means “my wrestling.” It’s from a root 6617 that means “to twine,” and we’ve seen words like that or that were a similar word in the Greek as we’ve studied the Book of Revelation and its concept of twining or crowns or wreaths. It’s talking about the twining together or the merging of the mind of Christ with the mind of the natural man. God is weaving a garment, and the natural man is one set of fibers, and Christ is another set of fibers, one being the woof, and one being the warp, and they’re being twined together. So we’re talking about Naphtali typifying the merging of the two. And Genesis 49:21 says, “Naphtali is a hind let loose. He giveth goodly words.” Now a hind is Strong’s 355, and it’s a female deer. So I remind you that a deer is a clean animal, according to the Mosaic law. And I’m suggesting to you that Naphtali is the female animal which the Lord shall join with to bring forth his life in man. Now we know -- we talked about it a great deal -- that the Lord has determined to reproduce himself, and he brought forth man to be the womb of the earth. The mother of the spiritual man is the living [?song?], who is an animal. We studied that. He’s an animal. So the hind is typifying this female animal which the Lord shall join with or twine with to bring forth his life in men.
Proverbs 5:18-19 says, “Rejoice with the wife of thy youth as the loving hind. Let her breast satisfy thee.” So we see in Proverbs 5:18-19 this concept of a loving hind referring to the wife of one’s youth. And I’m reminding you, for those of you that don’t know, and those of you that do know, I’ll remind you that God was married to natural Israel, and he divorced her, and when he divorced her, he promised to remarry her in the future. And we have that in Isaiah 54, verses 4-7: “Fear not, Israel, for thou shalt not be ashamed.” Now this is the Lord speaking to the Israel of the Mosaic covenant. “For thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood anymore.” So Israel was widowed when God abandoned her in her youth. Verse 5: “For thy maker is thine husband. The Lord of Hosts is his name, and thy redeemer, the holy one of Israel. The God of the whole earth shall He be called. He’s the maker of Israel and her husband. Verse 6: “For the Lord has called thee a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth when thou wast refused, sayeth the Lord.” The Lord divorced Israel in the youth of the Mosaic covenant. Verse 7: “For a small moment have I forsaken thee, but with great mercies shall I gather thee.” The Lord has forsaken Israel, but he has promised to marry her again, and he is in the process today of marrying her again. And Brethren, when you receive the Holy Spirit, you’re not married to Christ. The manifestation of Christ that is going to marry you is the Son who was born in you when your human spirit is fertilized by the Holy Spirit. You’re not marrying the Holy Spirit. You’re marrying Christ, and He has to be birthed in you before He can marry you. Glory to God.
OK. Naphtali is a hind let loose. So what we’ve just established, hopefully, is that the hind is the natural man which the Lord is marrying in the form of Israel. Now the word “let loose” is Strong’s 7971, and it’s translated “to send” much more frequently than it’s translated “let loose.” It can also be translated “stretched out.” And Naphtali is a hind let loose. He giveth goodly words. The words he gives is Strong’s 5414, and it means “to utter,” or “to give forth,” as you would give forth thoughts or ideas or words. “He giveth goodly words,” and the word “goodly” is 8233. It means “beauty, elegance,” but it’s from a root, 8231, that means “to scratch or scrape,” and what that brings to my mind is the etching of an image. When you scratch metal, or when you scratch something, technically, it’s called an etching. And we know that God is engraving His image upon the soul of men. So the root that this word “goodly” comes from means “to scratch or scrape,” hence, to polish. And when the image of Christ is impressed in our soul, indeed, we shall be shining, and we shall be bright, and those are definitions of this word -- “to polish, to be bright, to shine forth as the dawn.” “He giveth goodly words.” The “words” is Strong’s 561, and less than one-third of the time this Hebrew word was translated “words.” It’s from a root 559, and it means “to bear forth, to bring to light, or to will something into existence.” So let’s see what we have here.
Alternate Translation: Genesis 49:21. Naphtali is a loving wife, stretched out into many members. He brings forth spiritual men in the image of God, shining with His brightness. Glory to God. Naphtali is a loving wife (that’s the hind) stretched out. Glory to God. I’m looking for where I got that word from, and I can’t put my finger on it in this moment, but I know that I mentioned it to you, so I’m just going to go past it. Naphtali is a loving wife stretched out into many members. He brings forth spiritual men in the image of God. Hallelujah. Glory to God. Glory to God. Hallelujah. Oh, here it is, right here. OK, the word “let loose,” is the word that was translated “stretched out.” Naphtali is a loving wife stretched out into many members. He brings forth or he utters forth spiritual men, and we know that God speaks things into existence. And when God speaks, he went to -- into existence, you’re already damaged, so he brings forth spiritual men in the image of God, shining with the brightness and the life of God. So we’re finding out that Naphtali typifies God’s wife, Israel, who was rejected in the youth of the Mosaic covenant but whom he has remarried through the new covenant, mediated by Christ, and who has, as a result of the new covenant, given birth to many spiritual children in the image of God. Israel did not bear forth the fruit of Christ under the old covenant. And we studied a scripture on that a few messages back, and we were told in the Old Testament -- one of the prophets said that Israel tried to bring forth, but she brought forth the wrong spirit. When Israel increased, she increased after the natural man. There was no spiritual increase then. This is because the spirit of adoption had not yet been brought out. The way was not made yet.
It was impossible for her to succeed in bringing forth Christ under the old covenant, and she became polluted, and the Lord was forced to abandon her, but he promised he’d bring her back, and he’s doing it right now in the new covenant. He’s cleansing her. He’s marrying her again, and this time the provision has been made to bring forth the fruit of His spirit, and the spiritual Israel of God. Hallelujah.
Menashsheh is next. Menashsheh is 4519. It means “causing to forget.” Now I’m taking Menashsheh from Revelation, Chapter 7. I don’t -- you may or may not notice it. Menashsheh does not appear in the prophecies in Genesis 49 because Menashsheh was not a son of Jacob. Menashsheh was one of the two sons of Joseph, yet he appeared listed as a tribe in Revelation 7. So we’re going to try and understand what happened here. I’ll just tell you what his name means first. Menashsheh is 4519, and it means “causing to forget.” It’s from the root 5382. It means “to desert, to neglect, to forget, to cause to forget,” and I’m going to establish this in the next few minutes. I’m suggesting to you that Menashsheh was a type of the natural man who is going to be forgotten. Once Christ fills every vessel with the fruit of His spirit, and Christ appeared in every member of the Living Soul, Adam will be forgotten.
OK, so let’s try and understand where Menashsheh came from as a tribe. Menashsheh and Ephraim are the offspring of Joseph, one of the 12 sons of Jacob. Hallelujah. In Genesis 48, verses 5 and 6, we’re going to find out what happened over there. “And now thy two sons” -- this is Jacob speaking unto Joseph. “And now thy two sons, Ephraim and Menashsheh,” and I point out to you that Menashsheh was the eldest, yet Jacob named Ephraim first. “And now thy two sons, Ephraim andMenashsheh, which were born unto thee in the land at Egypt before I came unto thee in Egypt, are mine. As Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine.” What Jacob is saying is that they’re no longer going to be my grandsons. I’m elevating them to the rank of my -- of the son that came directly from me and one of my wives. And what he’s saying here is that Menashsheh and Ephraim shall replace the tribe of Joseph. The tribe of Joseph is being increased in a manner that none of the other 11 tribes are being increased. All of the other 11 tribes, their increase is in the normal sense of the word.
They will marry, and they will have children, and their children will have children, and that’s how they show increase. But Menashsheh and Ephraim have been elevated to the rank of one of Jacob’s sons. Glory to God. And to support that, in Genesis 48:22, Jacob says to Joseph, moreover, I have given to thee one portion -- he’s talking about land -- one portion above thy brethren, which I took out of the hands of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow. Moreover, I have given thee an extra portion of land because I just split -- I split your portion of the 12 tribes into two, so I’ve given thee an extra portion of land above thy brethren, which I took out of the hands of the Amorite with my sword and with my bow. And I remind you that Jacob never took the land out of the hands of the Amorite. That was a prophecy. It was about to come to pass in the future, when Joshua would lead the Hebrew children into Canaan and take the land by warfare that God had given them -- their inheritance. So to support the fact and establish the fact that the Lord God was increasing Joseph in an unusual manner by elevating his two sons to the rank of one of his direct children, he gave Joseph or his descendants an extra portion of land.
Now he said something very interesting here. Glory to God. Hallelujah. I think I -- just bear with me a second. I think I typed this in the wrong place. Hallelujah. OK, I want to go back to Verse 6, Genesis 48. Oh, no, I didn’t put it in the wrong place -- Genesis 48, 5 and 6. And now thy two sons, Ephraim and Menashsheh -- he’s naming the younger one first -- which were born unto thee in the land of Egypt before I came unto thee in Egypt are mine. As Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine. OK, now I’m making two points here. Just bear that it mind for a second. He said that Menashsheh and Ephraim shall be his, as Reuben and Simeon are his, and then in Verse 6, he says, and thy issue, which thou begettest after them -- apparently Joseph had more children -- they shall be thine. In other words, Ephraim and Menashsheh are no longer your children. I’ve made them what would be your brother. “...and shall be called after the name of their brethren and their inherited.” So all of the further offspring of Joseph, after Menashsheh and Ephraim, they’re not going to be called son of Joseph. They’re going to be called son of Menashsheh or son of Ephraim. What an unusual thing for Jacob to be doing. What in the world is going on here?
OK. The next thing I want to speak about is the point in Verse 5 where Jacob says, “And they shall be mine.” Menashsheh and Ephraim shall be mine, as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine. Now what this indicates is that he was attributing them -- attributing to them a different mother than Joseph had. Joseph was born of Rachel and Jacob, and that’s established in Genesis 35:24 if you want to read about it. Rachel brought forth the beloved, Joseph, the type of Christ. And you may recall that Rachel was the beloved wife, and Leah was the hated wife. And Rachel brought forth the beloved Joseph, a type of Christ, and Benjamin, a type of the seed of Christ or the sons of God. Jacob had prophesied that Joseph shall branch into two tribes, Ephraim and Menashsheh, but that these two tribes shall not be considered born of the beloved Rachel, but they’re going to be considered born of Leah, her sister.
OK, now let’s try and find out what that means. Joseph’s natural offspring had been raised to the ranks of one of the 12 -- of two of the 12 tribes, which have now become 13 tribes. Verse 6 tells us vaguely that Joseph will have more children, but I believe that the spiritual implication here indicates that Christ, whom Joseph typified, shall have spiritual offspring, which cannot be identified by a natural heritage. There’s this spiritual offspring coming forth, and that’s the vagueness that’s involved there. Glory to God. Now also we know that Benjamin, who was born of Rachel, typifies the 42nd generation, and we know that Jesus’s offspring will also be his brethren in the flesh. We’re told that Jesus is the first of many brethren. So what we have here in the offspring of Rachel is a type of the fact that Jesus shall be the brethren of his own offspring, and that there also -- there shall be spiritual offspring of Joseph. OK. And I just want to point out here that there’s an erroneous teaching in the church world today, that the natural descendants of the 10 lost tribes are the true sons of God, and I don’t believe that. I believe that the true sons of God are the spiritual seed that’s coming forth. And that’s why all of this vagueness is surrounding this prophecy, because what we’re being told is that the spiritual seed of Israel is coming forth, that of spiritual, out of spiritual Joseph, which is -- which shall become Ephraim and Menashsheh, Menashsheh being the type of the natural man that’s going to disappear because Christ is going to appear in him. Glory to God.
OK. Let’s see what -- who it says now. Oh, yeah, that Menashsheh and Ephraim -- we’re going to be reading in Genesis 48, verses 14-20. “And Israel, or Jacob, stretched out his right hand and laid it upon Ephraim’s head, who was the younger, and his left hand upon Menashsheh’s head, guiding his hands wittingly, for Menashsheh was the firstborn.” And he blessed Joseph and said -- notice how the scripture says, “and Jacob blessed Joseph,” but he wasn’t blessing Joseph. He was blessing Ephraim and Menashsheh, who were to replace Joseph. Glory to God. “Let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers, Abraham and Isaac, and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.” And Joseph said unto his father, not so, my father, for this -- Menashsheh is the first one. Put thy right hand upon his head. And his father refused and said, I know it, my son. I know it. He also shall become a people, and he also shall be great, but truly, his younger, Ephraim, shall be greater than he, because the spiritual man is always greater than the flesh man. And his seed shall become a multitude of nations.
And he blessed them that day, saying, in these shall Israel bless, saying, God make thee as Ephraim and as Menashsheh, and he set Ephraim before Menashsheh. And I’m suggesting to you that this is a type of the flesh and spiritual man that’s coming forth in the New Covenant. Glory to God. Now I want to point out to you that in Revelation 7:8, Joseph is named as a tribe, and Menashsheh is named as a tribe in Revelation 7:6. Ephraim is not named as a tribe in Revelation 7. Neither is Dan named. We have 12 tribes named in Revelation 7. Apparently, Ephraim is typified by his father’s name, Joseph. Menashsheh has appeared as an offshoot of Joseph, and Dan has disappeared. Now we’re not going to do Dan today, but I’m just going to give you this information. Dan’s sins included taking land that was not given to him by Joshua and idolatry, and if you want to study that, you can read Judges Chapter 18, and when we study Dan, I hope to establish to you that Dan typifies Satan. And we know that Satan is not named, so his name does not appear in Revelation 7. However, in Ezekiel 48, we have a description of the spiritual creation in its completion, and it’s described as Ezekiel 48, and I think some of the surrounding chapters, is describing the temple, which is really the spiritual body of Christ. And particularly in Ezekiel 48, he’s talking about the portions of land that are given to all of the tribes. And if you follow it through, you’ll find out, in Ezekiel 48, there are 13 tribes named. Well, there are two things I want to point out to you there. Menashsheh appears in Ezekiel’s glorified creation, and there is no Joseph. There is an Ephraim. So Ephraim has completely swallowed up. The fulfillment of Jacob’s prophecy has come to pass. There is no more Joseph. There is just Menashsheh and Ephraim. And the reason Dan appears again, and we now have 13 tribes, I suggest to you is that he is appearing -- Dan, who I believe typifies the serpent, is appearing in the new creation as the spiritual skeleton. As the spiritual skeleton. Glory to God. We’ll go into that. We’ll talk about that a little later on. I just wanted to give you the information.
OK, so let me just say one more thing about it. I prayed about this. You know, why in Revelation 7 we have Joseph and Menashsheh, and then in Ezekiel 48, we have Ephraim and Menashsheh? And this is what the Lord said to me, that Jacob prophesied over Joseph, and he said that, I’m adopting your two sons, elevating them to your level, and you shall know -- you shall be swallowed up. The name of Joseph shall be swallowed up. Nevertheless, when you look in Genesis 49, there is no prophecy for Ephraim or Menashsheh. Verse 22 of Genesis 49 is the prophecy to Joseph because Joseph was still alive in the Old Testament. And the prophecy of Jacob, with regard to the fact that Menashsheh and Ephraim would swallow up Joseph was to be fulfilled in the New Covenant. And when we see Revelation 7, when we see Menashsheh and Joseph in Revelation 7, I remind you that those tribes listed in Revelation 7 -- they are men that have been raised to the number 12. They have become spiritual men, OK? And the prophecy is in the process of being fulfilled. What’s happened in Revelation 7 is that Menashsheh has separated out from Joseph, but Joseph still holds his name. And the fulfillment of Jacob’s prophecy is not completed until Ezekiel 48, which is the fulfillment of the new creation man. When these men are completed in their spirits, and they become a part of the new creation, Jacob’s prophecy from Genesis 48 will have been completed. I hope I made that clear. If I didn’t, I’ll be glad to answer any of your questions.
OK, let’s go on. Glory to God. Hallelujah. OK. I just want to give you some witnesses to the election of God, because when the Lord speaking through Jacob chose Ephraim over Menashsheh, he did it by what the scripture calls “the right of elections.” God can choose anyone he wants. We have a lot of preachers around saying, you know, if I’m saved longer than you are, you can’t get past me. I have five degrees. I’m saved 45 years, and you can’t get past me. I know I preached about this earlier. This is an unscriptural concept because God Almighty can raise up anybody that he wants. He can raise up anybody that he wants. Brethren, pride is going to destroy you because if you think that you’ve got it over somebody, if you think that you’re a preacher and that none of the people in your congregation can be raised up to a higher place, you’re mistaken. If you are members of the same family, if you are a man, and you think that your wife cannot be raised up to a higher spiritual place than you, you are mistaken, because God has the right of election. And along the same line, you could be right in the same family, it could be mother or daughter or mother or son -- anybody, your own child -- can be raised up to a higher spiritual place than you. God has the right of election, so don’t ever think that someone is so much more spiritual than you, or they know so much more than you, or they’ve been around so much longer than you because Brethren, God gives you anything. Anything. Don’t be hindered or restrained by carnal thoughts. God is not limited. He can do anything.
So I have some scriptures witnessing his right of election for you: Romans 5:11-13 -- well, apparently, 10-13: But when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even our father Isaac, for the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God, according to election, might stand not of works -- not because of what you’ve done -- you’re not going to be raised up by God because of anything that you’ve done -- but of Him that calleth. It’s the will of the Father as to whom you shall be in God. The only thing that matters is the will of the Father. Verse 12: It was said unto her, unto Rebecca, the elder, your elder son, shall serve the younger. Verse 13: As it is written, Jacob have I loved and Esau have I hated, and all that that means when God talks about loving and hating, what it means, Brethren, is the one that he loves, he’s imparted his spirit to, and the one that he had not imparted his spirit to is a natural man, and that’s expressed in the scripture that he hates them. It’s an un- -- I don’t know why it’s translated that way, and I haven’t really studied it in the Hebrew or the Greek to see if that’s really how God is expressing it, but most people, including myself, draw wrong conclusions about what God is talking about, but this is the intent of the scripture: You’re beloved if he imparts the spirit to you, and you’re hated if he does not. And he makes this choice by his right of election. Has nothing to do with anything you’ve done in your lifetime. It has nothing to do with your education. It has nothing to do with whether you’ve been faithful or not. It has nothing to do with the color of your skin. It has nothing to do with anything except that he called you. And if he has called you, he’ll put faithfulness in your heart. If you weren’t faithful before, he’ll put it in your heart, but you’re going to come to the place that he’s called you to. There’s such carnality in the church, Brethren. Such carnality in the church. It’s really pitiful. They just don’t understand the things of God. God can raise up anyone past me -- anybody. Glory to God. And I know it. And I know that if the day comes that he does it, I have nothing to do but accept it. I better accept it, or I’m in trouble. I better accept it. Glory to God.
Romans 11, Verses 5-7. Even so, then at this present time also, there is a remnant according to the election of grace. What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for? But the election has attained it, and the rest were blinded. Israel has not obtained that which he seeketh for, which is what? The righteousness of God. The election has received the righteousness of God, and the rest were blinded. And Brethren, this happened in natural Israel because we’re told that all Israel is not of Israel? That every man of natural Israel was not spiritual Israel, and I declare to you that it’s happening again today. Every person that’s in the church world, even if they have the Holy Spirit, they’re not necessarily of spiritual Israel because spiritual Israel is he in whom Christ has been birthed. And every single person alive that has received the Holy Spirit is not going to birth Christ in his lifetime.
The election hath received it. You have to be elected, and there’s nothing that you could do to influence God to elect you. You’ve been elected before you ever appeared in the face of the earth. You could pray. I believe that, and it’ll appear in your descendants. I believe that. We’ve talked about it here, but in this lifetime, you were birthed, and when you were birthed, God had purpose before you appeared out between your mother’s legs. He knew exactly what you were going to be and do for Him in this lifetime. Glory to God. One of the -- two of the apostles -- the mother of two of the apostles came to Jesus, and said, I want my sons to sit at the right and left hand of -- at your right and left hand. And Jesus said, I can’t grant you that. I can’t grant you that. There’s nothing I could do about it. That’s strictly up to the election of the Father. Glory to God. Hallelujah. Glory to God.
OK. So a summary of the characteristics of spiritual Naphtali is that I believe that spiritual Menashsheh typifies the increase of Joseph, who typified Christ, by the election of God, in a manner completely different than that of any other of the 11 tribes. The increase of Joseph were elevated to the rank of the immediate son of Jacob, and I say immediate son because we know from the scriptures that Jacob -- it was typical to call your grandchildren and your great grandchildren, to call them your sons. So I don’t know how to describe this except to say “the immediate rank of Jacob’s personal offspring.” Glory to God. And it also shows that his spiritual descendants, the younger, shall be greater than the elder, and who is the spiritual descendant of Joseph? The younger descendants of Joseph is the spiritual descendants. First, his natural descendants appeared, and now only in this hour are his spiritual descendants appearing, thousands of years later. So the younger is preferred over the older. And we know that the natural descendants of Joseph had an imputed anointing because they were under the Abrahamic covenant. They were circumcised, and they had a relationship with God, but it was a relationship that did not permit them to bring forth the fruit of Christ. It was something that could not be passed on. Glory to God.
So we’re talking about the characteristics of spiritual Naphtali. And I’m saying that it shows that the spiritual descendants, the younger descendants, shall be greater than the elder, the natural descendants. And Menashsheh typifies his natural descendants, Ephraim his spiritual descendants, which are not fully developed until they appear completed in their spirits, in Ezekiel 48. So they still appear as Joseph in Revelation 7 because they’re not completed in their spirit yet, and they are not fully his spiritual descendants. They’re still too carnal to be the spiritual descendants of Joseph, and that’s why they appear as the tribe of Joseph in Revelation 7 --Glory to God -- where they’re being sealed, and, at which point they will come forth completed in their spirits and appear in Ezekiel 48. Glory to God.
OK, we’re going to start the tribe of Joseph. We’re going to start Jacob’s prophecy to Joseph, which is basically -- I’ll tell -- I’m going to have to study this a little further. I don’t know at this point whether it’s for Menashsheh and Ephraim together or whether it’s just for Ephraim. I haven’t drawn that conclusion yet. We have about four verses, verses 22-26 of Genesis 49, which is Jacob’s prophecy to Joseph, and I just did one verse today. So, but Lord willing, it should be the next meeting. I’ll see if the Lord won’t tell me whether this prophecy is to both Menashsheh and Ephraim and how it’s broken down, or whatever He gives to me, I’ll pass it on to you. This is Jacob’s prophecy to Joseph: Genesis 49, verses 22-26. “Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well, whose branches run over the wall. The archers have sorely grieved him and shot at him and hated him. But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob. From thence is the shepherd the stone of Israel. Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee, and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breast and of the womb. The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills. They shall be on the head of Joseph and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.” Glory to God.
We’re going to do Verse 22 today. That was as far as I got. Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well, whose branches run over the wall. “Fruitful” is Strong’s 6509, and it means “to bear fruit, to increase.” This word “bough,” it’s the only time that it’s translated “bough.” And it’s a word that we [AUDIO CUTS OUT] Strong’s 1121, and what it really means is “a son,” and more particularly “a king’s son.” It refers to a progenitor, the builder of a family name, basically the first person from whom a whole family line comes forth. And I want a word -- they translated it “bough” there, but it’s the only time it’s translated that way. Joseph is a fruitful bough. He’s a king’s son that has the ability, a great ability to reproduce himself. He’s a fruitful bough by a well. And that word “well?” We’ve seen that in our study of Ezekiel 1, the new creation man, several times. It’s that word 5869, that means “eye” or “fountain,” as the eye of a landscape, really referring to that which is seen. And the last phrase is “whose branches run over the wall.” Now this word “wall,” it’s Strong’s 7791, and it’s only translated “wall” three times out of many entries. And it’s translated “walls” or “houses”, but only three times. It’s from 7788, and it means “to go around, to go about, to journey, to look around or about, to have the power both of looking and going, traveling.” And it’s used of one looking forth from a height. It also means “to behold.” So this is what I got out of it.
Alternate Translation: Genesis 49:22. Joseph is a son of God that bears many offspring, even a son who bears spiritual young in the realm of appearance, whose sons appear above their spiritual foundation and are able to master the realm of appearance, both beholding it and journeying about within it but not being overcome by it. Joseph is the son of God that bears many offspring. He’s even a son who bears spiritual young, more sons of the king, and he’s bearing them in the flesh. And these sons shall appear above their spiritual foundation, which is the realm of appearance, and they shall be able to master this realm of appearance, both looking at it and out through it and journeying about within in it, but not being overcome by it. And if you’d like to review this concept of bearing spiritual or live young, it’s in Tapes 20 and Tape 36, Part 6, tape 1. And just to refresh your memory, the Lord has told me the first time he had me preach this, I wasn’t even 100 percent convinced of it. I preached it because he told me to preach it, and then when I reviewed the tape a few months later, I said, oh, my God. I don’t even know if I believe that. And when I prayed about it, he gave me another witness, and that was what I preached about in Tape 36, Part 6. And now I’ve really got the revelation, and this is what he’s saying to me. He witnessed it to me again yesterday. Those of us that came up in -- praise the Lord -- those of us that came up in deliverance churches, we know that there’s something called psychic heredity, and that we have to break those curses, and that we have to resist it and deny it. And we know that we can be born with a lot of psychic, ungodly spiritual power. Hallelujah. And yet, there aren’t very many people that are born ministering the power of God. Nevertheless, if you go get -- mostly down South -- if you go -- I don’t know anyone -- I don’t know that many saved people up North, but down South, there’s the Bible Belt down there, and if you see people with salvation is there in the family line for three and four and five generations, you see children getting baptized in the Holy Spirit -- with the Holy Spirit at 10 years old.
You see young men preaching at 10, 11 years old. I know one little girl that was baptized in the Holy Spirit at 7. Glory to God. And those of you that may have, here in New York, may have read the newspaper not too long ago about a kindergarten child that was in the schoolyard preaching, and the school principal tried to shut him down. He wouldn’t let him do it. He took his permission away. He was doing it on his free time, and he wouldn’t let him do it, so when the newspaper reporter interviewed him, the little boy, they said, what do you think of the principal? He said, I think he’s a Pharisee. I mean, the kid really had an understanding of the word of God. He was preaching at 5 years old. So what I’m -- what I believe God has ministered to me is that if this salvation continued on the family line for enough generations, that the day is going to come, and I don’t know anybody that this has happened to yet, but that newborn infants are going to be born with the Holy Spirit. And now we know that the Holy Spirit has just been available for 2,000 years, but witchcraft has been worked for thousands of years in the human race. So we have people born with strong psychic powers -- could be going back thousands of years on their generation, on their family line. Well, as we keep on going, Brethren, and as Christ keeps increasing in Earth, we’re going to have babies born with the Holy Spirit. Their first word’s not going to be “Da-Da;” it’s going to be “Praise the Lord.” I kid you not because he’s praising God -- his infant. And Glory does it. Glory is promise.
And this is the understanding that the Lord has given me, that Jesus Christ shall bear live young, and I’ll just put it on the tape again if you -- we have specific teachings on that on Tape 20 and Tape 36, Part 6, or Tape 1, that Jesus Christ shall be bringing forth live young, and I remind you that when we bring forth our children today, if they are not born with the life of God, they’re born dead. Technically, they are born dead because the definition of life is Christ. There’s no life outside of Christ. So he’s going to bring -- start bringing forth on the earth live young, human babies born with the life of Christ already formed in them. Glory to God. And this is what makes me think -- it’s not a very popular thing to say, and sometimes I find it very frustrating myself -- but we have thousands of years to go for the fulfillment of the promises, because when I hear a teaching like this, I see it’s just not happening overnight. It’s just not happening overnight.
I don’t even know a baby that was born with the Holy Spirit yet. And it has to spread out over the whole earth. The Lord has to spread out over the whole world -- over the whole earth drawing in people that are repentant enough to receive the Holy Spirit. Then he’s got to go and fertilize them and start bringing forth Christ in all these people. This is going to be happening over generations, Brethren. This is my opinion. We have thousands of years ahead of us. However, on the other hand, as our families start bringing forth through heredity the life of Christ, I believe that we’re going to start living longer, and I remind you that right after the Fall, men were living just short of a thousand years.
And I believe that as salvation appears on the family line, and as it appears in very young people, we’re going to start living a lot longer, and right up until the last day, we’re not going to be sick. We’re going -- you’re not supposed to die from sickness. It is a fallacy in this land that you have to die in some hospital bed somewhere, spending your last penny on doctor bills. That’s a lie. Moses just lay down and went to sleep. He had his full strength, and his eye was not dim. He didn’t need glasses. You’re not supposed to die sick. You’re supposed to die when the Lord Jesus Christ says it’s your time to leave the earth, which really isn’t death. You’re just supposed to leave the earth. You don’t have to die sick or leave this body sick. This is a perversion of man. So for that reason, I believe this process of saving the entire Living Soul is going to take thousands of years. And we also have done a study in this ministry about what a lot of people might find very controversial, but it’s in the scripture, Brethren, whether it offends you or not, that the day is coming that there will be no more need for Jesus Christ. Right before you start throwing the eggs at me, I just want to remind you that Jesus Christ is the mediator. He’s the intermediary because if the holy and righteous Father were to enter into our sin-filled flesh, we would be burned up. So he has sent his son to be the mediator. And what is his son doing? His son is cleansing our sin-filled flesh. Sin-filled flesh -- did I say that right? He’s cleansing our sin-filled flesh.
And as the generations pass, and the sin is cleansed from our flesh, there will be no more need for the mediator. We will be able to deal directly with the Father. And the scripture is that when all things have been put under His feet, even the last enemy deaths, which means there’s no more sin, He shall offer up the kingdom unto the Father, who shall be in all in all. And we did a study -- I don’t have the tape number for you, but I think it was Tape 36, Part 1. I think it’s the one I just recommended on this live young. And we found God showed us the scripture in the Old Testament, telling us the same revelation. Jesus Christ is temporary until the Living Soul is cleansed from every last sin, delivering it from death, at which point He shall give it over to the Father. Glory to God. So we have the scripture in the Old Testament, and we have the scripture in the New Testament. Now Brethren, this is taking thousands of years. This is not coming tomorrow.
And for all of the church world that, even if you’ve rejected the doctrine of the rapture, if you’re expecting some miraculous, instant change of the Living Soul, I declare to you that you’re mistaken. It’s just -- it’s very frustrating to me. God teaches me all of these glorious truths, and the thought of it taking so long, I just -- it’s really hard. It plays with patience all the time. Even now, I see the vision of being caught up to full stature and having dominion over every problem in my life, and sometimes I just cry. Sometimes I sit down and cry because I’m just not there, and it’s so painful to be aware of the promise and not be able to lay hold of it because there’s nothing I could do to lay hold of it. It has to be imparted into me. It’s a gift from God to me. There’s nothing that I could do to grab it. I could be as faithful as I could be, but I’m still not going to get it until he gives it to me, and that’s the [UNINTELLIGIBLE]. He’s in full control of this thing. And we’ve talked about this before. It has to be the right time. It has to be the right time.
Natural Israel cannot bring forth Christ because the spirit of adoption has not yet been brought out. It could have been the most faithful believer under the Old Covenant, and there was no way they were going to bring forth Christ. It wasn’t the hour, just like this is not the hour to receive a glorified body. God is doing two things in this hour that I could see. He’s going across the earth -- I’m at a loss of word -- he’s going across the earth, and he is apprehending members of the Living Soul to be members of his bride company, and when he imparts his Holy Spirit to you, you become a member of his bride company. And I remind you of the account of Isaac sending his servant for a bride. He sent the servant, and he sent him with gifts, and the servant brought the bride back to Isaac. That is a type of what’s happening today. The Holy Spirit is the servant, and he comes with the gifts of the spirit. And he brings healing, and he brings forgiveness, and he brings deliverance, and he brings mercy, but his real job is to bring you to the marriage with the son. And his real job is to fertilize your human spirit so that the sun can come through it, at which time he will marry you. So there’s two things going on in the program of God today.
The Holy Spirit has been sent so all flesh -- Jesus Christ is pouring himself out of his spirit upon all flesh, and he’s gathering in and apprehending a bride company. When Christ is birthed in you, you are on your way to becoming a member of the bridegroom company. And when Christ stands up in you in full stature, you’re no longer female. You’re no longer the bride. You have become the Son, and you’re a member of the bridegroom company. And eventually, every member of the Living Soul is going to be absorbed into the bridegroom company, and then eventually, every member of the Living Soul shall be absorbed into -- did I say bridegroom? I meant it the other way around. The first thing that’s going to happen is every member of the Living Soul shall be absorbed into the bride company, and simultaneously with it, eventually, it will flow over to every member of the Living Soul will be -- will raise -- stand up as a member of the bridegroom company. And the whole creation shall be absorbed into the bridegroom, shall be totally delivered from sin. And Jesus Christ shall offer the creation up to the Father who shall be all in all.
And I wish I could tell you otherwise, but I, you know, I can’t see it being any less than thousands of years away. And I could be wrong, but it’s just happening so slowly. It’s taking generations. But once it gets on your family line, once it gets on your family line, the children are going to start being born that way. So, all ready to go, and it’s something look forward to.
OK, we’re going to recap Genesis 49, Verses 20-22. And this is Asher, Naphtali, and the first verse of Joseph. The spiritual food of Christ shall be brought forth from within Asher, and the bread of God shall feed the nations, giving them life instead of death. Naphtali is a loving wife stretched out into many members. He brings forth spiritual men in the image of God, shining with His brightness. Joseph is a son of God that bears many offspring, even a son who bears spiritual young in the realm of appearance, whose sons appear above their spiritual foundation and are able to master the realm of appearance, both beholding it and journeying about within it and not being overcome by it. Glory to God. So we’re finding out that each of the 12 tribes is typifying an aspect of the overall evolution of the Living Soul, but it’s out of the spiritual tribe of Joseph that the fully mature spiritual man shall come forth completed in his spirit, that seed of Christ. And I know that it’s very common to preach in the church world today that if you have the Holy Spirit, you’re the seed of Christ, but you’re not, Brethren. You’re the seed of Christ when he appears in you. He’s got to be birthed in you. You got to go all the way. You got to get the whole process. And it’s a great error in the church. They think that they’re OK, that they don’t need deliverance, that they don’t need healing, that they don’t have to confess their sins, and you got to be righteous, Brethren. You can’t go on with God holding onto your sins. I don’t care how embarrassing it is. You just got to let go of it. You got to confess it, and you got to submit to the deliverance, or you can’t go any further.
So this is the message that’s coming forth in the church world today. It’s just a very small voice coming forth. There are a few people preaching it, and it’s going to get larger and larger, and that’s the size of it. Glory to God. Did you understand what I said to you about Menashsheh and Joseph? Did you want me to go over that again? You got it? You got it? OK. OK. Glory to God.
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Thank you, Jesus. Thank you.
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Thank you Jesus, for worshiping [INAUDIBLE].
Thank you, God.
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Yield to my spirit. Yield to my spirit, and I will heal you. And I will deliver you, sayeth the Lord.
Great is my desire, even this day to heal you, to heal you in your mind.
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Yield to me. Yield to me, sayeth the Lord.
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Yay, sayeth the Lord, the way has indeed been hard, strewn with bitterness, sayeth God, and I have ordained it to be so. Let it not be said, sayeth the Lord, that the manifestation of my spirit should come easily. Yay, I appear not in men that take the easy way, sayeth God but in men that have been tested coming and men that have been tested going and men that I have proven and that I am proving and that I shall prove. Yay, sayeth the Lord, the time for dancing and singing is over. Indeed, I am not winking anymore, sayeth the Lord, but the real thing is at hand, sayeth God. Indeed, the fullness of the manifestation of my spirit, yay, even arising, and the manifestation of the sons of God. Who will judge my church, sayeth the Lord, and after my church the world? Yay, it is indeed a time for rejoicing, but it shall not been seen as such. It shall be seen as a very somber time, sayeth the Lord, and there shall be much tears, sayeth God, and there shall be much chagrin, sayeth the Lord. And all of the rebellious and all of the proud of my people that have refused to hear my words, sayeth God. Indeed, I shall press mightily upon them, sayeth the Lord. And they shall come unto thee, sayeth God. And they shall wail, sayeth the Lord. And there shall be gnashing of teeth, sayeth God. And indeed, the end results of all this grief shall be the glorification of my spirit in them. But for the moment, sayeth the Lord, there shall be much hardship and much grief. There shall be very little dancing and very little singing, sayeth the Lord. But the judgment shall fall upon the sin in my people. And these people, that I would raise up to manifest my spirit, ye shall know the hardship first, sayeth the Lord. Ye shall the know the bitterness, and ye shall know the disappointment. But along with it, sayeth God, you shall know obedience, and I shall see you, thank the Lord, whether thou obeyest me, despite all odds, no matter what the circumstances look like, will thou obey me, sayeth the Lord? This is a moment of testing, sayeth God, for those in whom I am about to stand there, sayeth the Lord. Cry not bitter tears, sayeth the Lord, but keep your mind on me. Understand, for indeed I have given thee understanding. Those coming after you, they will not have understanding, sayeth the Lord. So rise up, sayeth God, and the power of my spirit. Despair not, sayeth the Lord, but trust me, I who am your God, your Father, your husband, your Lord and your Savior. Trust me, sayeth God, knowing that it is I who doeth all things well.
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