This Week’s Torah Portion | June 25 – July 01, 2017 – 1 Tammuz – 7 Tammuz, 5777


Hukat (The Statute) Parsha – Weekly Torah Portion

TORAH : NUMBERS 19:1-22:1

PROPHETS : JUDGES 11:1-33

GOSPEL : MATTHEW 21:1-17

From ancient times there has been a weekly portion (Parashah) from the first five books of Moses (The Torah) and an ending (Haftarah) from the Prophets read on the Sabbath in synagogues around the world. This portion is given a Hebrew name drawn from the opening words of the Torah passage. An illustration of this practice appears to have been recorded in Luke 4:16 where Yeshua (Jesus) arrived in the synagogue in Nazareth and was asked to read the portion (Isaiah 61) from the Prophets. 

We have found that in perusing these weekly readings, not only are we provided opportunity to identify in the context of God’s Word with millions of Jewish people around the world, but very often the Holy Spirit will illumine specific passages pertinent that week in our intercession for the Land and people of Israel. The Haftarah, unless otherwise noted, will be that read in Ashkenazy synagogues around the world. The references for all texts are those found in English translations of the Scriptures.
The Parashah for this week June 25—July 1, 2017 is called Chukat—“Ordinance Of…”

 TORAH: Numbers 19:1—22:1

 HAFTARAH: Judges 11:1-33

40 YEARS IN THE DESERT

Because of the dead who would be constantly in Israel’s midst as an entire generation passed away, Chapter 19 deals with a special ‘decontamination’ procedure with which to cleanse away the defilement released into the camp by death. Then 38 years pass silently by—there is very little that the Holy Spirit chose to pass on to us regarding that rebellious generation “with whom He was angry for 40 years, whose corpses fell in the desert” (Hebrews 3:17). With the death of Miriam at the beginning of Chapter 20, those years are already drawing near to their close. In this week’s reading Moses and Aaron themselves enter into a rebellion which will bar them from entering the Land, and, after the passing of his mantle to his son Eleazar, Aaron dies on Mount Hor. Shortly thereafter a further remnant from the “complaining generation” are slain by serpents—but the younger, second generation begins to move into warfare and to prevail against those giants still barring the pathway towards their inheritance.

*Numbers 19: Ordinance of the Red Heifer. With the death of those offering incense in Korah’s rebellion, the 14,700 who died by plague in the uprising shortly thereafter, and the prospect of hundreds of thousands more passing away in the desert wanderings ahead, the stigma and defilement of Death hung over the camp continuously. There was need for an especial cleansing for those who came in contact with one who had died. “The wages of sin is death.” In Hebrew the very word for “purification” or “decontamination” (vs. 12) bears within itself the word for sin chet. A red cow (there is actually nothing in the Hebrew to denote “heifer” or young female), perfect and never yoked, was burned in totality outside the camp, with cedar wood, hyssop and scarlet fed into the burning. Then the ashes were stored, also outside the camp. When needed, these were to be mixed with “living water” (vs17, Hebrew: mayim haim) and used as a decontaminant (literally, “water kept apart to expel, serving as a sin offering”, vs 9b) for those who had come into contact with death.

PLEASE PRAY: from Hebrews 9:13-14, a letter in the New Covenant written specifically to Messianic Jews of the First century: “For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling those who have been defiled sanctify for the cleansing of the flesh, how much more will the blood of Messiah, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the Living God?”.

*Numbers 20:10, 24: MOSES: “Hear now, you rebels! Must we bring water for you out of this rock?” YHVH: “…because you both (i.e. Moses and Aaron) rebelled against My word at the water of Meribah.”

A great leader of courage, compassion and humility, Moses nevertheless appears to have had a ‘blind spot’ regarding anger. One sees it quietly mentioned or alluded to in the Scriptures throughout his life (Exodus 2:12, 11:8, 32:19, Lev 10:16, Numbers 11:10, 16:15). Titus 1:7 speaks of the necessity that God’s stewards be “not quick-tempered”. Although there is a place for anger, if it is released “in the flesh” or outside of God’s timing, it will “not produce the righteousness of God” (James 1:19). In the end, it betrayed Moses into the very rebellion against God’s command which he accused the people of when he shouted at them (20:10) rather than speaking to the Rock.

PLEASE PRAY: For leaders in the Body of Messiah in Israel to be trained by the Holy Spirit in self-control. Pray that we will deal with personal issues which the Holy Spirit discloses, which might otherwise cause us, in critical moments of decision under pressure, to operate out of our emotions or woundings rather than in the integrity of the Spirit.

*Numbers 21:9 (Alter): “And Moses made a serpent of bronze and put it on a standard, and so then, if the serpent bit a man, he looked on the serpent of bronze and lived.” The word ness here translated “standard” or “flag pole” happens also to have evolved into a modern Hebrew word for “miracle.”

o John 3:14-15: “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” 

II Corinthians 5:21: “He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”

*Numbers 21:34-35: “Do not fear him (i.e. Og, King of Bashan), for I have delivered him into your hand, with all his people and his land. So they defeated him, his sons, and all his people, until there was no survivor left him; and they took possession of his land.”   

Deuteronomy 3:11: “For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of the giants.” 

As Israel arrives 38 years later at the border of Canaan, only one of the fabled “giants” which had terrified their fathers remains. God gives them exactly the same directive he’d given their fathers; this time they take Him at His word and destroy the giant. The significance of defeating this “Og” was huge—he will be mentioned many times in Deuteronomy, Joshua, I Kings, Nehemiah and the Psalms.

The territory which this text says God Himself “delivered into Israel’s hand” would eventually became part of the territory allotted to the tribe of Manasseh. It is this same area, today known as the “Golan Heights,” which modern Israel took from Syria in the 1967 War. The territory southward to the Arnon River was taken from King Sihon of the Amorites and eventually became territory of the tribes Reuben and Gad. This area is presently occupied by the north-western part of the Kingdom of Jordan.

PLEASE PRAY: That the “different spirit” of Caleb and Joshua which motivated this younger generation of Israelites would awaken again in Israel—that we would come to trust God for defeat of the many giants which have arisen again in the land to which we have returned.

 *Judges 11:23-24: “And now YHVH Elohei-Yisrael (Yehovah, the Israel God) has dispossessed the Amorites from before His people Israel; should you then possess it? Will you not possess whatever Chemosh your god gives you to possess? So whatever the YHVH our God takes possession of before us, we will possess!” 

Jephthah (Hebrew pronunciation: Yiphtakh) has come today to be often dismissed due to of an unfortunate vow he made regarding his daughter. This is regrettable, and has not always been the case. The Bible remembers Jephthah as a heroic warrior (gibor-hayil) who, although born of a harlot, despised and dispossessed by the rest of his family, rose nevertheless to command the respect of both friends and enemies. He was a leader who trusted in the LORD for victory (vs 9); a wise judge who made his agreements and pacts in the Presence of the LORD (vs 12). As with any skilled military strategist, he was intimately acquainted with the history of his land (vss. 14-29), acknowledging the LORD’s hand in that history, and bringing it to bear in reasoning with his enemies so as to avoid if possible conflict if. For Jephthah, judgment rested with the LORD. So highly respected was this man before both God and man, that he is included in the chapter of Heroes of Faith in Hebrews 11.

PLEASE PRAY: For warriors like Jephthah to be raised up in Israel in the Last Days. Pray for God’s oversight of those from broken families (there are so many), or no families at all-that seeds of grace and faith will be sown which will catch and germinate in fertile soil! 

Pray for God’s Kingdom to come in Gilead, that section of land in which the action of this chapter took place and which today is a part of the western territory of the Kingdom of Jordan. It was from this land that the Prophet Elijah “who is coming first and will restore all things” (Malachi 4:5; Matthew 17:11) came forth-and to which he returned before being taken up into Heaven. Under the power of the Spirit of God, the prophet Zechariah foretold a day (Zech. 10:10) in which Gilead would be among the areas to which Jews from the houses of Judah and Joseph would be eventually returned. This has yet to be fulfilled.

The Parashah for next week July 2-8,2017 is called Balak: 

TORAH: Numbers 22:2—25:9

HAFTARAH: Micah 5:7—6:8

In A Nutshell

The portion, Hukat (The Statute), deals with Israel’s continuing journey, with the Mitzva (commandment) of the red cow (heifer), the laws of the impurity of the dead, and the episode known as Mei Meriva (waters of Meribah [Heb: quarrelling]). In the episode, the children of Israel complain about the lack of water, and the Creator commands Moses to speak to the rock. However, instead of speaking, he strikes the rock. Moses and Aaron are punished for this act by being banned from entering the land of Israel. The people of Israel reach the land of Edom, and the king of Edom forbids them to pass through his territory.

Aaron dies, and Elazar, his son, succeeds him as the high priest. The people of Israel continue to complain about the difficulties along the way, and the Creator sends snakes to bite the people. Moses makes a copper snake and shows it to the people, and anyone who sees the copper snake is healed.

The people of Israel reach the boundary of the land of Moab and sing “the song of the well.” The people fight Sihon, King of the Amorites, and Og, King of the Bashan. Israel wins and inherits their land.

Commentary
This story details the primary correction in the corrections of the souls. Because our souls are initially the desire to receive, to enjoy, in order to correct it we must invert the intention of that desire toward bestowal. We must correct our souls to have the aim to bestow, to love others, by which will resemble the Creator. This will endow Dvekut (adhesion) with the Creator—which is the purpose of creation—to each and everyone in the nation. This is why we need to mingle and become integrated with the force of bestowal, called Bina, and with the force of reception, called Malchut.

Connecting the two forces—the two Sefirot just mentioned—results in four options: Malchut in Malchut, Malchut in Bina, Bina in Bina, and Bina in Malchut. When Bina is inside Malchut, it is the evil force because Malchut governs Bina, and when that happens, all the evil forces emerge.

While these forces may occasionally appear as good, they appear so only to lure and entice a person, leading toward the evil. It is a special Klipa (shell/peel), cunning and shrewd, which is in Malchut. This is how Malchut acquires Bina and uses it. This is also why it was said that evil can exist in the world only if it initially appears as good.

At first, the only forces that exist in man are the still, vegetative, and animate, meaning Malchut at the degree of still, vegetative, and animate. This is a straightforward will to receive. A person who possesses the power of Bina within the will to receive becomes very clever and very shrewd. Such a person knows how to appear as giving to others, as serving them, while in fact that person takes from others and uses them as much as possible. This is how the negative forces operate when the force of bestowal is “taken captive” by the force of reception.

Conversely, when we raise Malchut to Bina and become included in it—when we want to permeate Bina and be there as servants, as an embryo inside its mother’s womb—Bina is called “upper Ima (mother).” At that time we want to develop only by integration, by being dominated by the power of bestowal, under the “protection” of the power of the Creator. These are the good forces, which gradually take bits of the egoistic desire and correct them.

The portion, Hukat, begins with the red cow, which corrects some of the desires and corrupts others. It is that pendulum between Bina and Malchut that purifies the impure and defiles the pure. That topic is scrutinized all through the portion on different levels, such as the ashes of the cow, the well, and the pit.

The pit is dry, absorbing everything but remaining completely empty. On the other hand, a well is full of water. This compares to Bina in Malchut and Malchut in Bina. If the well is empty, it is Malchut. If there is water in the well, it is the right kind of integration. And when Malchut ascends to Bina, Malchut’s deficiency rises to Bina, to heaven, and brings down water from heaven, which is the rain.

Afterwards the serpent is mentioned. The serpent isn’t just the will to receive; it is a person in whom there is integration of Bina, opposite which there is the copper serpent.

In the story of the waters of quarrelling (Meribah), there is the rock, the ground. If a person is integrated in Malchut, and speaks with it at the level of the desert (the level of Bina), that person elicits water out of it. Conversely, one who strikes elicits waters of quarrelling. This water is called “waters of Gevurot,” which is dominated by Malchut. Hurricanes, floods, and tsunamis share the same root as the forces dominated by Malchut.

As for the red cow, the text does not relate to any corporeal cow whatsoever. The word Adumah (“red,” in the feminine) comes from the word Edom, meaning connected to the Adamah (earth). The cow symbolizes the power of Bina, giving milk, which is one of the symbols of the festival of Shavuot, on which we eat dairy products. It is a symbol of the power of giving.

However, when connected to Malchut, Edom, she has the powers of the mingling with Malchut opposite the power of Bina. When the force of bestowal and the force of reception—Bina and Malchut—are together, everything depends on the individual. If a person wishes to be corrected, to achieve bestowal, then specifically by combining these forces, a combination known as the “red cow,” a person elicits the force of bestowal and becomes purified.

Conversely, if that person was pure, the mingling of Bina and Malchut has the opposite effect. We need to understand that this opposite form is only a person’s discovery that he or she is on a good degree. That is, a person discovers an additional desire, with which one cannot work.

The Meaning of the Acts of Purification

These are rituals, a sort of idol-worship. It is not that simple to find a red cow, burn it, and then deal with the whole business with its ashes. It doesn’t exist in our world, but we are still looking.

It is said that in the past there was indeed a red cow, at the time of the Temple, when the whole nation was on a spiritual degree using the wisdom of Kabbalah. It is written, “They checked from Dan to Beer Sheba and no ignoramus [uncorrected person] was found from Gevat to Antipris, and no boy or girl, man or woman was found who was not thoroughly versed in the laws of purity and impurity [corrections according to Moses’ law].”[1] That is, the laws of impurity and purity (Tuma’a and Taharah, respectively) explain precisely what it means to work in order to receive and what it means to work in order to bestow with all the desires, all the problems, and all the communications with everyone and with Godliness.

In the past, the majority of people achieved complete attainment, except for a few, as we know from history about the quarrels that took place even at the time of the First Temple. The people who attained a spiritual degree knew the laws of impurity and a target,they were at the level of connection of Bina and Malchut, a level known as “red cow (heifer).”

The Torah details an order of correction, instructions on how to correct the soul. These people lived by it and corrected themselves from the state of “Egypt” to the state of “reception of the Torah,” going through the “desert” and into the “land of Israel,” names that represent spiritual degrees.

Why Israel Could NotPass Through Edom, Even though It Is Bina

The red cow is Bina. The land of Edom is the connection between Bina and Malchut as it should be according to the degrees. The king of Edom is a desire that sits within us. Even though the people of Israel wish to go through the land of Edom, they must first enter through the Klipa (shell/peel) that is in Edom—the king of Edom. They must go through the mingling of Malchut and Bina on the degree of Edom. That Klipa does not let them through. The passage depends on correction—either they go around Edom or they fight and go through it.

Moses, the greatest of the prophets, leads the nation. He is man’s most sublime quality, and it seems as though he is not doing what the Creator told him.

In fact, it is not that he is disobeys the Creator. Rather, there is the nation, meaning individual desires, there is Moses, and there is a possibility to absorb “waters of Bina” by raising Malchut (the will to receive) to Bina. In the state of the people at the time, Moses could not muster the strength to rise and draw all of his desires that are called “people” or “nation” to the level of Bina. Thus, instead of climbing a degree and speaking and acting there, he acts on the degree of performing actions. This was his transgression.

Why Does It Seem as Though He Was Punished?

All the punishments in the Torah are corrections. Although it is clear that one must attain the level of speaking—a level of connection between Malchut and Bina that is simpler, shorter, and more correct—a person cannot find another manner of correction, but performs it in actual fact. It is similar to Moses using his staff.

Is it like an experiment, where we are given the tools to carry out a task, yet we must fail.

Indeed we have to fail. Although it seems as though we are punished in our corrections, in truth, there are no punishments.

But when Moses wished to enter the land of Israel he was refused.

Of course he was refused. The land of Israel is not the degree of Moses. Moses is “the faithful shepherd,” whose highest degree is Bina. There needs to be an upgrade here, which must be performed by his followers, those who are not from the generation of the desert, such as Joshua.

They Journeyed from Mountain to Mountain

“And Israel journeyed … and they went after the slant-serpent that was ruling in the land of Edom.”

Zohar for All, New Zohar, Hukat (The Statute), item 3

“Slant” means that it keeps twisting and walking ahead of a person so it is impossible to discern what is good about it and what is bad.

They seemingly “detoured” the mountain. In truth, they could not climb the mountain—the thoughts along the way, the doubts in the faith, in the attainment of mutual bestowal and unity. And because they were unable to attain, they “went around” that situation. On the one hand it is not the right way, but on the other hand, if they do not circumvent the mountain, they cannot go above it. For now, this is the way—by the hardening of the heart. The correction is always done on an egoistic desire that is very hard to cope with, but after which one obtains abundance.

They Journeyed from Mountain to Mountain

“They complained about everything—about the oral Torah, the written Torah … for there is no bread, oral Torah, and no water, written Torah, and the words of the oral Torah were trivial in their eyes.”

Zohar for All, New Zohar, Hukat (The Statute), item 3

“Trivial” means that the oral Torah was not very important. This was the problem, since the oral Torah comes to us from above, from the degree of Zeir Anpin, while the written Torah is in Malchut. This creates a disconnect between Zeir Anpin and Bina for reception, to receive the quality of bestowal. Also, it is clear that they did not have the strength, and therefore went around Mount Horeb.

Concerning the serpents, we know the story of the serpent and Adam, and the story from The Book of Zohar about the snake that bites the doe and retreats. However, the portion before us presents another aspect: a copper serpent that heals anyone who sees it.

We cure the flaws in us, our egos, according to the way we connect to the serpent, by how we look at it and take from it the strength we want. It is the will to receive that we can extract for our Kelim (vessels), and the desire to bestow for our intentions, by which we are corrected.

Our advancement is according to our egos, through forms of serpents—a slant serpent or a copper serpent—turning all those desires that currently hide within us and are initially cruel and cunning, in order to receive—from Adam’s first serpent—into desires with the aim to bestow.

As then so now, there is nothing worse than the snake, the venom, the destructive force. We must turn the power of the serpent into a healing force, just as in the symbol of medicine, because the healing comes from the same place. It is all a question of approach: if one knows how to use that force correctly, it is a healing force; if one does not know how to use it correctly, it is a potion of death.

The Serpent as a Messenger of the Creator

The serpent is our will to receive, which comes from the Creator. The Torah, which is called “the potion of life,” as well as “the potion of death,” also comes from the Creator. In our means, in our desire, intentions, in every thing and in every detail there is good, as well as bad, and we can use them for better or for worse.

It is written that everyone loved Aaron, even more than they loved Moses. What is the quality of Aaron within us, and what does it mean that something dies?

Priests are on the degree of actions; they are the power within us that performs the corrections de facto. Moses is the only force that connects to the upper one, to the next degree, to Godliness, while Aaron prepares the actions and carries them out. This is why his whole work is the Temple.

What about his son, who was appointed after him, is it hereditary?

These are two degrees, just as in our world there is a custom that the father inherits everything to the son. It is likewise in kingship, and even in biology, in genes.

It seems as though the story repeats itself—there is a will to receive that needs correction. It needs to receive light and turn from reception to bestowal. Why then are there all those subtle differences, as though each portion is a different story altogether?

Indeed the only thing that was created is the will to receive. That desire is used egoistically, and the Torah depicts its process of correction. The will to receive contains 613 “sub-desires,” all of which must be shifted from being used egoistically into being used altruistically—for the sake of others, to love of others. This is called “observing 613 Mitzvot (commandments).” The whole Torah consists of instructions by which to receive light in these corrected desires, a light called “Torah,” or “the revelation of Godliness.”

Therefore, these are not subtle differences, but consecutive degrees, appearing one at a time in a manner of cause and consequence. At each stage we correct all 613 desires from “In the beginning” to “In the eyes of all Israel,” the final words in the Pentateuch. Only when we achieve it do we actually become Israel—Yashar El (straight to God).

[1] [1] Babylonian Talmud, Masechet Sanhedrin, p 94b.

The NASA Confirmed People Are Capable Of Super Human Abilities Using These Ancient Techniques

 Ever wanted to be in more than one place at a time? That’s right, I’m talking about the super-human abilities that can be gained by those who follow the protocol for what’s known as sun-gazing, a valid practice recently confirmed by NASA.

Many proponents of this ancient technique, used by many cultures such as Mayan, Egyptian, Aztec, Tibetian and Indian yoga, report not only healing benefits to common illnesses, but obtaining super-human abilities such as advanced telepathy and going completely without the need for food.a

Nikola Tesla quoted:

My idea is that the development of life must lead to forms of existence that will be possible without nourishment and which will not be shackled by consequent limitations. Why should a living being not be able to obtain all the energy it needs for the performance of its life functions from the environment, instead of through consumption of food, and transforming, by a complicated process, the energy of chemical combinations into life-sustaining energy?

WHAT IS SUN GAZING?

Sun gazing (also known as sun-eating) is a strict practice of gradually introducing sunlight into your eyes at the lowest ultraviolet-index times of day – sunrise and sunset. Those who teach the practice say there are several rules to the practice. First, it must be done within the hour after sunrise or before sunset to avoid damaging the eyes. Second, you must be barefoot, in contact with the actual earth – sand, dirt or mud; and finally, you must begin with only 10 seconds the first day, increasing by 10 second intervals each day you practice. Following these rules make the practice safe, says sources.

Nikolai Dolgoruky of the Ukraine calls himself a ‘sun-eater’. He has been practicing sun gazing for the past 12 years and has largely subsisted off solar energy since he began. Others have reported losing the need for food after only 9 months of sun gazing (by which time the practitioner has worked up to a maximum of 44 minutes). After 9 months of practice, you need only walk barefoot on the earth for 45 minutes per day, 6 days in a row to further the process of what has been initiated by sun gazing.

Sun-gazing is a practice also called the HRM phenomenom, coined as such after Hira Ratan Manek, the man who submitted himself to NASA for scientific testing to confirm that he does indeed possess the almost ‘super-human’ ability of not eating, gained through his dedication to this interesting marvel. Funded by NASA, a team of medical doctors at the University of Pennsylvania observed Hira 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 100 days. NASA confirmed that he was indeed able to survive largely on light with occasionally a small amount of buttermilk or water during this time.

WHAT HAPPENS TO THE BODY DURING SUN GAZING?

During your first 3 months of practice, the suns energy is moving through the eyes and charging the hypothalamus tract, says those who have studied this technique and used it. The hypothalamus tract is the pathway to the rear of the retina which leads to the brain. The brain then, over time, becomes activated by the energy supply being received by the sun.

You will first experience a relief of mental tension and worry, since most worry is fueled by the energy received by the foods we eat. Since food gets it’s energy from the sun, it is said to be readily available to sun-eaters without the trouble of digestion. Though hunger is said to eventually cease, it is fine to continue eating regularly during initial stages, until appetite disappears naturally.

Another benefit early on is said to be an increase in confidence and an ability to easily solve your problems, as you are without tension. Everyone has at least a bit of psychosis, but during the first few months of sun gazing practice, it is reported that these attitudes go away and a positive nature gracefully replaces the old persona full of fears. By the end of 3 months, the gazing time will have increased to 15 minutes per day.

Reports on sun gazing say that the bad qualities normally associated with any person will gradually disappear and good qualities will remain, explaining that ‘bad qualities’ only develop in the absence of sunlight. Bad qualities like anger, fear, jealousy, lust – are said to disappear – and be replaced by a certain confidence and ‘spiritual knowing’ that senses more purely the heart of an issue.

At 3-6 months of gazing, the studies show that physical diseases start to disappear. They say that by the time one is gazing 30 minutes per day (building up 10 seconds per day) all the colors of the sun will have reached the brain. Color therapists attribute their healing of certain diseases to flooding the body and brain with the particular color that is lacking – depending on the ailment.

For example, in liver disease, the color green is deficient. The kidneys need red, and the heart, yellow. All of the organs and all of the systems are said to respond to different colors of the rainbow, which is why it is also recommended to eat a diet rich in a variety of colors. It is recommended during the 3-4 month period that you use autosuggestion to see your body already healed of any perceived weakness or disease. This action will facilitate the process of returning to wholeness.

As you continue the process, it is reported that after 6 months, the energy stored from the technique is no longer being used for repairing the body or the mind and can move now into supporting you in gaining more super-human abilities.

WHAT’S BEYOND HEALING?

By seven and a half months of gazing, now at 35 minutes, need and desire for food is dwindling. According to sun gazing experts, food is not actually needed to maintain the body, only energy – and ‘sun-eating’ provides that energy. By 9 months, all taste for food, including aroma, all hunger pains and cravings disappear.

Those who make it this far say that they report a noticeable ‘change’ in the way their brain feels – like it’s “charged up.” After 9 months of sun-gazing – reaching a maximum of 44 minutes – it is advised that you give up sun-gazing and redirect your attention now to the Earth.

For 6 days straight, one is to walk barefoot on the earth, 45 minutes per day. During this barefoot walking, the pineal gland is said to become activated. Professional sun gazers and those researching the science say that each toe is connected to a specific gland, and by walking barefoot on the Earth, you activate these glands.

The big toe is thought to be aligned with the pineal gland, the second toe with the pituitary, then the hypothalamus, thalamus and finally the pinky toe correlates to the amygdala. Walking barefoot, with the sun now falling on the top of your head, practitioners claim to create a sort of magnetic field in and around your body that recharges you and your brain.

Apparently this walking barefoot part is the most important aspect of the practice. As you continue walking on the Earth, this is when the magic really begins. The pineal gland is activated more and more by this walking procedure. Intellect is said to increase, along with memory. The pineal gland has navigational and psychic capabilities, meaning telepathy, the possibility of flight… now we are getting somewhere! Have you ever thought you would like to have your body in more than one place at a time? Well, sun-gazing is said to be the magical key to such abilities.

If you can barefoot walk 45 minutes every day for a year – you are golden. At that point, only a maintenance of 3-4 days a week is necessary to maintain the capabilities you have acquired.

ARE THERE ANY DANGERS?

Doctors and eye care professionals caution against looking directly at the sun, saying that it will damage the retina. However, if done correctly, sun-gazing at the correct times of day, studies show there is no risk of damaging the eyes. Those who have been sun gazing for many years have had their eyes checked to show no damage, though it is advised that you have your eyes checked in the first few weeks of your practice, so you can know for yourself.

Remember, it’s 10 seconds the first day, at sunrise or sunset, adding 10 seconds per day each day there after. After 90 days of accumulative gazing equaling 44 minutes, you cease the gazing and start the barefoot walking 45 minutes per day for 6 days. At this point, I could imagine, hey – if you made it this far, what’s a year of barefoot walking an hour per day to keep it all? You will have to try it out and see for yourself.

If you are really interested in gaining super-human abilities, confirmed by reputable organizations like NASA, as the ones mentioned above, sun gazing sounds like a fairly straightforward path to enlightenment !

The Physical Evidence Elohim God Almighty Is A Zionist

The Physical Evidence Elohim God Almighty Is A Zionist

So anybody who fights Jews fight with God Almighty!
GOD SAID HE WOULD RE-GATHER THE JEWS FROM THE NATIONS TO DWELL IN THEIR OWN LAND FOREVER – THAT MAKES GOD A ZIONIST

Jeremiah 30: 3,4

“For, lo, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will bring again the captivity of my people Israel and Judah, saith the LORD: and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it. And these [are] the words that the LORD spake concerning Israel and concerning Judah.”

Hosea 3:4-5

“For the Israelites will live many days without king or prince, without sacrifice or sacred stones, without ephod or idol. Afterward the Israelites will return and seek the LORD their God and David their king. They will come trembling to the LORD and to his blessings in the last days.”

Jeremiah 32:37

“Behold, I will gather them out of all the lands to which I have driven them in My anger, in My wrath and in great indignation; and I will bring them back to this place and make them dwell in safety. “They shall be My people, and I will be their God

Jeremiah 16:14

“Therefore behold, days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when it will no longer be said, ‘As the LORD lives, who brought up the sons of Israel out of the land of Egypt,’ but, ‘As the LORD lives, who brought up the sons of Israel from the land of the north and from all the countries where He had banished them.’ For I will restore them to their own land which I gave to their fathers.…

Ezekiel 39:27

“When I bring them back from the peoples and gather them from the lands of their enemies, then I shall be sanctified through them in the sight of the many nations.

Deuteronomy 30:4

Even if you have been banished to the most distant land under the heavens, from there the Lord your God will gather you and bring you back. He will bring you to the land that belonged to your ancestors, and you will take possession of it.

Isaiah 35:10

The Ransomed Shall Return, The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad; the desert shall rejoice and blossom like the crocus; it shall blossom abundantly and rejoice with joy and singing.

Isaiah 11:11

Then it will happen on that day that the Lord Will again recover the second time with His hand The remnant of His people, who will remain, From Assyria, Egypt, Pathros, Cush, Elam, Shinar, Hamath, And from the islands of the sea.

Jeremiah 23:3

“Then I Myself will gather the remnant of My flock out of all the countries where I have driven them and bring them back to their pasture, and they will be fruitful and multiply.

Jeremiah 23:6

“In His days Judah will be saved, And Israel will dwell securely; And this is His name by which He will be called, ‘The LORD our righteousness.’

Jeremiah 23:8

but, ‘As the LORD lives, who brought up and led back the descendants of the household of Israel from the north land and from all the countries where I had driven them.’ Then they will live on their own soil.”

Jeremiah 24:6

‘For I will set My eyes on them for good, and I will bring them again to this land; and I will build them up and not overthrow them, and I will plant them and not pluck them up.

Ezekiel 11:17

“Therefore say, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “I will gather you from the peoples and assemble you out of the countries among which you have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.”‘

Isaiah 49:22

Thus says the Lord GOD,

“Behold, I will lift up My hand to the nations

And set up My standard to the peoples;

And they will bring your sons in their bosom,

And your daughters will be carried on their shoulders.

“Kings will be your guardians,

And their princesses your nurses.

They will bow down to you with their faces to the earth

And lick the dust of your feet;

And you will know that I am the LORD;

Those who hopefully wait for Me will not be put to shame.

“Can the prey be taken from the mighty man,

Or the captives of a tyrant be rescued?”

Surely, thus says the LORD,

“Even the captives of the mighty man will be taken away,

And the prey of the tyrant will be rescued;

For I will contend with the one who contends with you,

And I will save your sons.

“I will feed your oppressors with their own flesh,

And they will become drunk with their own blood as with sweet wine; 

(Did you hear that Muslims? God will fight you for fighting Israel)

And all flesh will know that I, the LORD, am your Savior

And your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.”

Isaiah 66:8

“Who has ever heard of such a thing? Who has ever seen such things? Can a country be born in a day or a nation be brought forth in a moment? Yet no sooner is Zion in labour than she gives birth to her children.”

Isaiah 43:5-6,21

“Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. I will say to the north, Give them up!’ and to the south,Do not hold them back.’ Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth…”

Ezekiel 36:11; 24

“And I will multiply upon you man and beast; and they shall increase and bring fruit: and I will settle you after your old estates, and will do better [unto you] than at your beginnings: and ye shall know that I [am] the LORD…. For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.”

Isaiah 60:21

“Then all your people will be righteous; They will possess the land forever, The branch of My planting, The work of My hands, That I may be glorified.

Jeremiah 3:18

“In those days the house of Judah will walk with the house of Israel, and they will come together from the land of the north to the land that I gave your fathers as an inheritance.

Ezekiel 34:28

“They will no longer be a prey to the nations, and the beasts of the earth will not devour them; but they will live securely, and no one will make them afraid.

Amos 9:14
“Also I will restore the captivity of My people Israel, And they will rebuild the ruined cities and live in them; They will also plant vineyards and drink their wine, And make gardens and eat their fruit. “I will also plant them on their land, And they will not again be rooted out from their land Which I have given them,” Says the LORD your God.


The Eternal Covenant of Peace

Jerusalem, you have been like a childless woman, but now you can sing and shout for joy. Now you will have more children than a woman whose husband never left her. Make the tent you live in larger; lengthen its ropes and strengthen the pegs! You will extend your boundaries on all sides; your people (the Jews) will get back the land that the other nations (arabs) now occupy. Cities now deserted will be filled with people. Do not be afraid—you will not be disgraced again; you will not be humiliated. You will forget your unfaithfulness as a young wife, and your desperate loneliness as a widow. Your Creator will be like a husband to you— the LORD Almighty is his name. The holy God of Israel will save you— he is the ruler of all the world. Israel, you are like a young wife, deserted by her husband and deeply distressed. But the LORD calls you back to him and says: “For one brief moment I left you; with deep love I will take you back. I turned away angry for only a moment, but I will show you my love forever.” So says the LORD who saves you. “In the time of Noah I promised never again to flood the earth. Now I promise not to be angry with you again; I will not reprimand or punish you. The mountains and hills may crumble, but my love for you will never end; I will keep forever my promise of peace.” So says the LORD who loves you. The LORD says, “O Jerusalem, you suffering, helpless city, with no one to comfort you, I will rebuild your foundations with precious stones. I will build your towers with rubies, your gates with stones that glow like fire, and the wall around you with jewels. “I myself will teach your people and give them prosperity and peace. Justice and right will make you strong. You will be safe from oppression and terror. Whoever attacks you, does it without my consent; whoever fights against you will fall. 

(Did you hear that Muslims, you will fall?)

“I create the blacksmith, who builds a fire and forges weapons. I also create the soldier, who uses the weapons to kill. But no weapon will be able to hurt you; you will have an answer for all who accuse you. I will defend my servants and give them victory.” The LORD has spoken.

(Isaiah 54:1-17)

The Future Glory of Israel

Arise, Jerusalem, and shine like the sun; The glory of the LORD is shining on you! Other nations will be covered by darkness, But on you the light of the LORD will shine; The brightness of his presence will be with you. Nations will be drawn to your light, And kings to the dawning of your new day. Look around you and see what is happening: Your people are gathering to come home! Your sons will come from far away; Your daughters will be carried like children. You will see this and be filled with joy; You will tremble with excitement. The wealth of the nations will be brought to you; From across the sea their riches will come. Great caravans of camels will come, from Midian and Ephah. They will come from Sheba, bringing gold and incense. People will tell the good news of what the LORD has done! All the sheep of Kedar and Nebaioth Will be brought to you as sacrifices And offered on the altar to please the LORD. The LORD will make his Temple more glorious than ever. What are these ships that skim along like clouds (AIRPLANES), Like doves returning home? They are ships coming from distant lands, Bringing God’s people home. They bring with them silver and gold To honor the name of the LORD, The holy God of Israel, Who has made all nations honor his people. The LORD says to Jerusalem, “Foreigners will rebuild your walls, And their kings will serve you. In my anger I punished you, But now I will show you my favor and mercy. Day and night your gates will be open, So that the kings of the nations May bring you their wealth. But nations that do not serve you Will be completely destroyed. “The wood of the pine, the juniper, and the cypress, The finest wood from the forests of Lebanon, Will be brought to rebuild you, Jerusalem, To make my Temple beautiful, To make my city glorious. The descendants of those who oppressed you (ie. the arabs) will come And bow low to show their respect. All who once despised you will worship at your feet. They will call you ‘The City of the LORD,’ ‘Zion, the City of Israel’s Holy God.’ “You will no longer be forsaken and hated, A city deserted and desolate. I will make you great and beautiful, A place of joy forever and ever. Nations and kings will care for you As a mother nurses her child. You will know that I, the LORD, have saved you, That the mighty God of Israel sets you free. “I will bring you gold instead of bronze, Silver and bronze instead of iron and wood, And iron instead of stone. Your rulers will no longer oppress you; I will make them rule with justice and peace. The sounds of violence will be heard no more; Destruction will not shatter your country again. I will protect and defend you like a wall; You will praise me because I have saved you. “No longer will the sun be your light by day Or the moon be your light by night; I, the LORD, will be your eternal light; The light of my glory will shine on you. Your days of grief will come to an end. I, the LORD, will be your eternal light, More lasting than the sun and moon. Your people will all do what is right, And will possess the land forever. I planted them, I made them, To reveal my greatness to all. Even your smallest and humblest family Will become as great as a powerful nation. When the right time comes, I will make this happen quickly. I am the LORD!”

(Isa 60:1-22)

After reading all these verses no one can deny that God is a zionist. Which means Muslims are ignorantly fighting against God himself, and against his prophesied word, with their Free Palestine, BDS and HAMAS movements. The fate for those who fight Israel will be destruction, just as the prophets have foretold.

Woe to those who don’t believe the prophets.

REPENT AND RECEIVE JESUS AS YOUR SAVIOR OR HE WILL BE YOUR JUDGE

The First Jewish Bishops Of Jerusalem For Jesus Christ


In Church History, Book IV chapter 5 Eusebius, 4th century Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine writes concerning the succession of the Bishops of Jerusalem: “The chronology of the bishops of Jerusalem I have nowhere found preserved in writing; for tradition says that they were all short lived. But I have learned this much from the writings, that until the siege of the Jews, which took place under Adrian [135AD] there were fifteen bishops in succession there, all of whom are said to have been of Hebrew descent, and to have received the knowledge of Christ in purity, so that they were approved by those who were able to judge such matters and were deemed worthy of the episcopate.”

Note: Eusebius is referring to the Second Jewish Revolt against Rome which was brutally suppressed in 135AD. The First Jewish Revolt took place from 66-73AD and resulted in the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem, the deaths of over a million Jews, and the enslavement of circa 55,000 Jewish men, women, and children. After the Second Revolt the city of Jerusalem was raised to the ground, rebuilt as a Roman city and renamed Aelia Capitolina. Jews were forbidden all access to the holy city but Christians were not penalized because they did not participate in either revolt. Christian persecution which began in 64AD was diminished for a time during the reign of Hadrian.

THE FIRST CHRISTIAN BISHOPS OF JERUSALEM

  1. James, kinsman of Jesus Christ + 11. Justus + 21. Gaius I 31. Dius

  2. Symeon, kinsman of Jesus Christ + 12. Levi + 22. Symmachus 32. Germanio

  3. Justus + 13. Ephres + 23. Gaius II 33. Gordius

  4. Zacchaeus + 14. Joseph + 24. Julian II 34. Narcissus (repeated)

  5. Tobias + 15. Judas + 25. Capito 35. Alexander

  6. Benjamin + 16. Marcus 26. Maximus II * 36. Mazabanes

  7. John + 17. Cassianus 27. Antonius * 37. Hymenaeus

  8. Matthias + 18. Publius 28. Valens 38. Zambdas

  9. Phillip + 19. Maximus I 29. Dolichianus 39. Hermon

  10. Seneca + 20. Julian I 30. Narcissus  

  + Jewish descent

*These two names are omitted in Eusebius’ Church History, but are listed in his Chronicles and are also listed by the Church historian Epiphanius

Also see Church History, Book V, chapter 12 in which Eusebius lists the first thirty of the bishops, ending with Narcissus, “the thirtieth in regular succession from the Apostles.”

In first century Jerusalem, Jesus of Nazareth was crucified as a heretic.

He had no wife and no children, but he did leave behind a family – one that can be traced for more than a century after his death.

It is very well known that the very first Bishop (Episkopos, Greek for ‘overseer’) of the Church in Jerusalem, in charge of the ‘administration’ of the believers in that city was James the Just or James the righteous , the brother of the Lord Jesus, of course.

“James, of course, did not believe his brother during his lifetime, but believed — after the resurrection, Jesus appears to him, that’s the end of any doubts, he becomes a leader in the church, and writes one of the books in the New Testament.”

James was a devout man who was well known in the Jewish temple.

“James was the head of the first Christian community in Jerusalem, and so he was the first Christian bishop.

“According to a Christian chronicler of the early Church, James was cast from the pinnacle of the Temple in c.A.D. 66, and when the fall did not kill him, he was stoned to death”

This is confirmed in The (Second) Apocalypse of James form the from The Nag Hammadi Library

On that day all the people and the crowd were disturbed, and they showed that they had not been persuaded. And he arose and went forth speaking in this manner. And he entered (again) on that same day and spoke a few hours. And I was with the priests and revealed nothing of the relationship, since all of them were saying with one voice, ‘Come, let us stone the Just One.’ And they arose, saying, ‘Yes, let us kill this man, that he may be taken from our midst. For he will be of no use to us.’

And they were there and found him standing beside the columns of the temple beside the mighty corner stone. And they decided to throw him down from the height, and they cast him down.

They seized him and struck him as they dragged him upon the ground. They stretched him out and placed a stone on his abdomen. They all placed their feet on him, saying ‘You have erred!’

Again they raised him up, since he was alive, and made him dig a hole. They made him stand in it. After having covered him up to his abdomen, they stoned him in this manner.

When James died, he left the church in Jerusalem without a leader. The local believers got together to elect a new bishop and once again, they decided to keep it in the family.

“The second bishop of the church was Simeon of Jerusalem,, who also was Jesus’ brother. In Matthew 13:55, people ask concerning Jesus, “Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joseph, and Simon, and Judas?” while in Mark 6:3 they ask, “Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joseph, Judas and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us?”

Simeon became the bishop of Jerusalem at a dangerous time. In A.D. 66, the Jewish War with Rome had just begun, and the city was under siege, just as Jesus had prophesied three decades earlier:

“When you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then you will know that the time of its destruction has arrived. Then those in Judea must flee to the hills. Let those in Jerusalem escape.” (Luke 21:20-21)

Simeon remembered the words of his brother and waited for the right moment to leave the city.

In November, the Roman army unexpectedly retreated from Jerusalem for a few weeks, a military blunder.” But to Simeon, this so-called “blunder” was a miracle. He persuaded his congregation to flee Jerusalem, and they escaped with just the clothes on their backs. Simeon led them to safety in a gentile city called Pella in the hills of modern-day Jordan.

Simeon and his congregation spent the next four years safely in Pella, while back in Jerusalem, the Romans murdered more than a million Jews and took another 97 thousand as slaves.

When the war was over, many of the believers returned to Jerusalem and settled on Mount Zion, near the upper room where they had first received the Holy Spirit and where Jesus had celebrated the Last Supper with his disciples. They built a new Judeo-Christian synagogue on the site where the upper room had once stood.

Simeon served as the bishop of Jerusalem until A.D. 106, when he was arrested and tortured by the Romans. Then, like his brother, Simeon was crucified. He was 120 years old.

According to the early Church historian, Eusebius, himself a Gentile Bishop of a Church in the Holy Land, from 314 to c..338, he provides a surprisingly long list of 13 successive Bishops of Jerusalem between the death of Simeon in 107 A.D. and the second Roman destruction of the Holy City at the end of the Bar Kokhba revolt in 135 A.D. and, interestingly, remarks that “they were all Jewish-Christians. But from Mark of Caesarea (135-136) on, all the Bishops of the rebuilt city (Aelia Capitolina) were of non-Jewish origin.”

It is certainly less well known, or better still, hardly known at all that the next thirteen Bishops of Jerusalem, right up to 135 A.D. were also Jews, or as we may prefer to call them in Jewish Christians.

For the next few decades, members of Jesus’ family continued to lead the church in Jerusalem. 

Nothing is known of them, except their names, which were preserved in early church records.The last known relative of Jesus was Judah Kyriakos, a Greek name that means “Judah of the Christ.”

He was the great grandson of Jesus’ brother Jude, and the last Jewish bishop of Jerusalem.In A.D. 135, the Roman emperor Hadrian leveled the city of Jerusalem. On its ruins, he built a new city dedicated to the Roman god Jupiter. The records of Jesus’ family disappeared, along with the old city of Jerusalem.

The legacy of Jesus’ family lives on today.

Two of his brothers wrote books of the Bible, and at least five of his relatives were martyred. They served as the first Christian bishops in history and kept the early church alive in Jerusalem. From there, the message of Jesus- their brother spread to the ends of the earth.

The True Meaning Of Christ


Jesus is a hidden name, Christ is an open one.

So Jesus is not a word in any tongue but a name they call him. 

The messengers who were before us had these names

for him: Jesus, the Nazorean, messiah,

that is, Jesus, the Nazorean, the Christ.

The last name is Christ,

the first is Jesus,

the middle name is the Nazarene.

Messiah has two meanings, both “Christ” and “measured.”

Jesus in Hebrew is “redemption.”

Nazara is “truth.”

Christ has been measured.

The Nazarene and Jesus are they who have been measured.

The Gospel of Philip

Most think of ‘Christ’ as Jesus’ last name. Christ, however, is the Greek term for Messiah. Jesus, the Christ, is Jesus, the Messiah. 

The word “Christ” signifies anointed. Anointing means designation to official position in God’s arrangement. The Christ is the instrument or channel for the blessing of mankind. The Christ is composed of Jesus, the great and mighty head, and 144,000 members. (Revelation 7:4) Christ Jesus is the head and the church his body. We ofttimes hear the expression, a body of men with a general at their head. Of the Christ the apostle says: “And he [Christ Jesus] 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 fulness dwell.” — Colossians 1:17-19.

The Apostle Paul uses a human body to illustrate the Christ, the great mystery class; the head representing Jesus, and the other members of the body those who are of his church. “For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body; so also is Christ. Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.” — 1 Corinthians 12:12, 27.

Because we are members of his body and we are of his flesh and of his bones. This mystery is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church

For as many as have been baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ … ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and HEIRS according to the promise” (Gal. 3:26-29). A community of such individuals as these constitutes the mystical body of Christ.

The term Christ refers to the anointed message that Jesus of Nazareth taught; i.e. Jesus’ teachings. When Paul called the “Christ, the ‘wisdom of God’ in 1Co 1:24, he assumes that the Corinthians know that the divine Sophia [wisdom] has been reinterpreted as Christ,

In 1Th 5:18, Paul said, “the saving will [logic] of God is in Christ Jesus…this use of the phrase emphasizes…the cooperation of the Father as initiator and prime cause with the Son as agent/instrument.” 

What can be assumed here is that Jesus brings the will (logic) of God to man in his anointed teachings. (See Jn, Chapter 1) 

“To be in Christ is to be a new creation [person] (2Co 5:17)…God has reconciled man with himself through Christ [i.e., through Jesus’ anointed teachings]…. Christ is not an external principle of law or doctrine, but a life and a state in which and only in which the fullness of Christian grace and virtue and the love of God is possible. Hence this phrase ‘in Christ’ appears to designate the element or atmosphere in which the Christian lives and acts; 

In Col 1:16f ‘in Christ’ designates Christ the wisdom/will of God in man

In short, We think of Christ not as Jesus, but rather as Jesus’ wisdom, logos, Sophia, or simply, anointed teachings.

In himself Christ has everything, be it human or angel or mystery and the father. The Gospel of Philip.

Christ is the divine-idea. Jesus is the name that represents an individual expression of the Christ idea. 

Christ is the one complete idea of perfection in the Divine Mind. He is the embodiment of all divine ideas, such as wisdom, life, love, substance, and strength. In the architect’s mind there may be one masterpiece, but that masterpiece is the sum of all the beautiful ideas that have come to his mind. This Christ, or perfect idea existing eternally in the Divine mind is the true, spiritual, higher self of every believer. or the Christ Consciousness. Each of the true believers has been Anointed with the spirit of Christ thus each of the true believers has within them the Christ, just as Jesus had.

Some do not realize the nearness of this Christ Consciousness , because they have not found their real selves. which is Christ in you the hope of glory.

The birth of the Christ Consciousness in the life of a believer is the bringing to consciousness of the spiritual idea of the Christ of God–through the quickening power of the word of Truth

We are renewed by knowledge” (Col. iii. 10). In this, however, he does not contradict himself, but rather makes the one phrase explanatory of the other; as if he had said, “we are renewed by the Holy Spirit through knowledge.” The Holy Spirit renews or regenerates man intellectually and morally by the truth believed. “Sanctify them by thy truth,” says Jesus; “thy word, O Father, is truth” (John xvii. 17). “Ye are clean,” said he to his apostles, “through the word which I have spoken to you” (John xv. 3). God’s power is manifested through means. His Spirit is His power by which He effects intellectual, moral, and physical results. When He wills to produce intellectual and moral effects, it is by knowledge revealed by His Spirit through the prophets and apostles. This knowledge becomes power when received into “good and honest hearts”; and because God is the author of it, it is styled “the Knowledge of God” (2 Pet. i. 2), or “the word of truth” (James i. 18), by which He begets sinners to Himself as His sons and daughters. “The word of the truth of the gospel,”” the gospel of the kingdom.” “the incorruptible seed,” “the word,” “the truth as it is in Jesus,”” the word of the kingdom,”” the word of reconciliation,” “the law and the testimony,” “the word of faith,” “the sword of the spirit which is the word of God,” “the word of Christ,” “the perfection of liberty,” etc.-are all phrases richly expressive of” the power of God” by which He saves His people from their sins, and translates them into the Hope of the kingdom and glory to which He invites them. The truth is the power that makes men free indeed (John viii. 32, 36). Hence Jesus says, “My words are spirit, and they are life.” The prophets, Jesus, and the apostles were the channels through which it was transmitted to mankind; and the spirit the agent by which the knowledge was conveyed to them. Hence, the knowledge or the truth being suggested to the prophets by the spirit is sometimes styled “the spirit” (Rom. ii. 20). The spirit is to the truth as cause and effect; and by a very common figure of speech, the one is put for the other in speaking of them relatively to the mind and heart of man. So that the phrase “renewed by the holy spirit” is equivalent to renewed by the belief of the truth testified by the Holy Spirit (John xv. 26: xiv. 13-14)

This Week’s Torah Portion | June 18 – June 24, 2017 – 24 Sivan – 30 Sivan, 5777


Korah Parsha – Weekly Torah Portion

TORAH : NUMBERS 16:1-18:32

PROPHETS : ISAIAH 66:1-24

GOSPEL : LUKE 18:35-19:28

From ancient times there has been a weekly portion (Parashah) from the first five books of Moses (The Torah) and an ending (Haftarah) from the Prophets read on the Sabbath in synagogues around the world. This portion is given a Hebrew name drawn from the opening words of the Torah passage. An illustration of this practice appears to have been recorded in Luke 4:16 where Yeshua (Jesus) arrived in the synagogue in Nazareth and was asked to read the portion (Isaiah 61) from the Prophets. 

We have found that in perusing these weekly readings, not only are we provided opportunity to identify in the context of God’s Word with millions of Jewish people around the world, but very often the Holy Spirit will illumine specific passages pertinent that week in our intercession for the Land and people of Israel. The Haftarah, unless otherwise noted, will be that read in Ashkenazy synagogues around the world. The references for all texts are those found in English translations of the Scriptures.

The Parashah for this week, June 18-24, 2017 is called Korach—“Korah”

 TORAH: Numbers 16:1—18:32

 HAFTARAH: I Samuel 11:14—12:22*

  • Because this Sabbath falls on or immediately before a Rosh Chodesh (Head of a new Hebrew Month), some synagogues will conclude with either or both of the following passages: I Samuel 20:18, 42; Isaiah 66:1-24, 23.

This week’s Portion focuses on the rebellion of Korah

*Numbers 16:3; 16:7b: 

KORACH AND FOLLOWERS TO MOSES: “You take too much upon yourselves, for all the congregation is holy, every one of them, and the LORD is among them. Why then do you exalt yourselves above the assembly of the LORD?” 

MOSES: “Take censers, Korah and all your company; put fire in them and put incense in them before the LORD tomorrow, and it shall be that the man whom the LORD chooses is the holy one. You take too much upon yourselves, you sons of Levi.”

Perhaps we see here one reason for the severity with which the LORD dealt with Miriam and Aaron in Chapter 12. If those in the office of Prophet and Priest are discontent with their “place” in relation to the positions of others whom the LORD has chosen and appointed, will not their behavior be seen as license by their followers to do likewise? Moses had not appointed himself as leader over Israel, God had. Ironically, Korah was speaking a truth when he claimed that “all the congregation is holy, every one of them.” The congregation as a whole was holy (i.e. “set apart”) from other nations. And within that congregation, tribes and families and individuals were also “set apart”. Being set apart implies boundaries both from without and from within which must be respected by those whose “setting apart” is to other purposes and responsibilities.

PLEASE PRAY: for unity amongst believers in Israel—for humility, respect and honour towards the gifts and callings of each. For realization that it is the Holy Spirit who makes these distinctions; it is ‘taking too much upon ourselves’ when we criticize or envy them.   

PRAY ALSO, that within Israeli congregations godly discipline be exercised in the love and fear of the LORD. It may be helpful to read the Book of Jude in this respect (especially verses 8-11), which prophecies how rejection of authority and “peaking evil of dignitaries—“the rebellion of Korah”—will resurface in latter days. Verses 20-22 address how it must be responded to when it occurs.

*Numbers 16:22. “Then they fell on their faces, and said, ‘O God, the God of the Spirits of All Flesh, shall one man sin, and You be angry with all the congregation?’” 

As noted in past readings, throughout the Torah names for God surface whose elements reveal new perspectives on His attributes. This name—“God of the Spirits of all Flesh” will appear again in Numbers 27:15-16, “Then Moses spoke to the LORD, saying: ‘Let YHVH, the God of the Spirits of All Flesh, set a man over the congregation, who may go out before them and go in before them, who may lead them out and bring them in, that the congregation of YHVH may not be like sheep which have no shepherd.’” This man was, of course, Joshua—“a man in whom is the Spirit…” (vs 18).

*Numbers 16:30. “But if the LORD creates a new thing, and the earth opens its mouth and swallows them up with all that belongs to them, and they go down alive into Sheol, then you will understand that these men have rejected YHVH.” 

Better renderings of the Hebrew word here rendered ‘rejected’ would be “spurned,” “abused,” “treated with contempt,”“blasphemed.” 

*Numbers 16:48: “Then Aaron took the censer as Moses had commanded, and ran into the midst of the assembly; and already the plague had begun among the people. So he put in the incense and made atonement for the people. And he stood between the dead and the living; so the plague was stopped.” 

In the midst of a rebellious people, the LORD is searching for those who will “stand in the gap” on their behalf and on behalf of His land (“So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found no one. Therefore, I have poured out My indignation on them…” –Ezekiel 22:30).  

PLEASE PRAY: For sensitivity and readiness on behalf of God’s Intercessors—willingness, surrender and resolve to share His burden, so as to be released at just the right time to “stand between the dead and the living” (and with discernment to differentiate between the two)—to “make a wall” and stand in the gap so that plague will be stopped.

*Numbers 17:10. “And the LORD said to Moses, ‘Bring Aaron’s rod back before the Testimony, to be kept as a sign against the rebels, that you may put their complaints away from Me, lest they die.’” 

“Rebels” is literally b’nei-meri—“sons (or children) of bitterness.” Lest we be too quick to distance ourselves from those who fell in Korah’s rebellion and the mutinous disruptions which followed, we should note that in the Hebrew translation of Ephesians 2:1-3, exactly the same words b’nei-meri are used to translate “sons of disobedience”—“And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others. But God…” (Emphasis ours).

*I Samuel 12:21-22: “You must not turn aside, for then you would go after futile things which cannot profit or deliver, because they are futile. For the LORD will not abandon His people on account of His great name, because the LORD has been pleased to make you a people for Himself” (NASB).    

The word “futile” (or “emptiness”) is Hebrew tohu, the same word used of the state of the earth (Genesis 1:2) before Elohim began breathing His Life into it (Psalm 33:6).

PLEASE PRAY: For Israeli believers and those who intercede for her, that our faith would not be distracted into reasonings which are emptiness or void—but rather that we would base our hope and prayers on God’s faithfulness to honour His Name. That we would be encouraged in the knowledge that it is “His pleasure” to make Israel a “people for Himself.”

The Parashah for next week June 25—July 1, 2017 is called Chukat—“Ordinance Of”: 

TORAH: Numbers 19:1—22:1

HAFTARAH: Judges 11:1-33

In A Nutshell

The portion begins with the story of Dathan and Abiram, and 250 of the presidents of the congregation who rebelled against Moses and Aaron with what seemed like a just argument: Since the entire nation is holy, Moses and Aaron should have the same status as the rest of the people. The reply they received was that although they are all equal, Moses and Aaron are the leaders that can be in contact with the Creator. Following the mutiny, the ground swallowed the 250 presidents of the congregation, as well as Korah and his company, and the people suffered from a plague until Moses asked the Creator to end it.

The end of the portion debates the question of leadership in the nation. A test was held between all the staffs (rods) of all the leaders, and the only one that blossomed was Aaron’s staff, which signaled his unequivocal leadership.

Glossary of Terms Used in the Korah Weekly Torah Portion

Commentary
We can interpret the explanation of the Torah (Pentateuch) on two levels—the level of this world and the level of the hidden, spiritual world. On the level of our world, the story of Korah is very relevant even today.

For thousands of years, our world has been developing through our egos. 3,800 years ago we lived in what is now known as Ancient Babylon. This is when Abraham—the quality of Hesed (mercy)—rose, as well as the priests that followed him, who are also from the quality of Bina, Hassadim.

Abraham discovered that the whole world must develop and achieve a state of unity and connection, and shared his revelation with the Babylonians. While many followed him, they were only a handful compared to the majority that rejected his ideas. Abraham had to flee from Babylon, chased by Nimrod, the king of Babylon.

Abraham established a method for correcting human nature. Today we call that method, “the wisdom of Kabbalah,” whose purpose is to elevate man from the depth of egoism to the level of bestowal and love.

This ascent is in fact the goal of our development—to rise from the level of this world to the level of the spiritual world. Spirituality is bestowal and the love of others, by which we acquire eternity and wholeness. This is the meaning of the text in this portion, as well as in The Book of Zohar, which talks about freedom from the angel of death.

According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, initially everyone in Babylon was united as one nation speaking the same language. But then the ego “plague” broke out and people started hating each other, eventually moving away from one another. Because the Babylonians didn’t take upon themselves Abraham’s method of correction (but rather that of Nimrod), humanity dispersed throughout the globe.

Kabbalah explains that from the moment when people chose between the methods, it became necessary to reunite people. That unity will come because we are compelled to reach it. Had we corrected ourselves then, we would have achieved unity back in Babylon, and would have reached the purpose of Creation—being “as one man with one heart”; we would have achieved the revelation of Godliness and would have concluded the correction. But since the Babylonians chose a different path, we are now being compelled to follow through with the correction process.

We went down to Egypt and came out of it, ascending in spirituality to the degree of the FirstTemple, followed by the SecondTemple. We went through destructions, exiles, redemptions, and today we are at the end of the last exile—beginning to rise toward the last, complete redemption.

Today we are in a very similar situation to the one that formed in Babylon. The difference is that today we have nowhere to disperse, since we have already covered the globe. While there can be many “Nimrods” today, they cannot say anything because we have already recognized the negativity in us; we are already aware that our egos are destroying human society. Reality shows that unless we unite we will disappear from the face of the earth. The worst-case scenario is that we will finish ourselves off, or that ecology and the rest of Nature will finish us off since we’re living opposite to Nature, which is God.

In Gematria, Hateva (Nature) is Elokim (God). We must achieve balance with Nature, and this is achieved by uniting “as one man with one heart.” Unity pertains not only to the small number of people that fled from Babylon, stood at the foot of Mt. Sinai, received the Torah, and became a nation. Rather, it pertains to everyone.

Jews must be “a light for the nations,” explaining to them Abraham’s method, by which we all unite, as it is written in the Torah, “They shall all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them,” and “For My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the peoples,” and also, “And all the nations shall flow unto Him.”

We are faced with a huge, crucial challenge: to finally achieve the purpose of creation. We will succeed in it only through unity between all people.

That unity can take place after great pains, which the wisdom of Kabbalah and prophets have prophesied concerning the days of the Messiah, but we can also take the method of Kabbalah, which is intended to draw the light that reforms.

Kabbalists warn us that unless we use the wisdom of Kabbalah, a third and even a fourth world war will break out, that only a handful will survive them, and they will still have to implement the purpose of creation. Hence, we have no choice but to do it. We can do it in a favorable manner, which is short, pleasant, and easy, through The Book of Zohar, the writings of the ARI (Rav Isaac Luria), and the writings of Baal HaSulam (Rav Yehuda Ashlag), using them to unite us through the light that will affect us. Kabbalah is called “the interior of the Torah,” “the true Torah (teaching/instruction),” due to the light within it. For this reason, today we must explain to everyone the need to disclose and utilize this method.

The story of Korah is a perfect example of our aforementioned words. Korah came from the tribe of Levy. Dathan, Abiram, and 250 representatives from the entire nation, all the tribes, apparently objected to the unity. They rejected the hierarchy, but there was no other choice. There must be a leader, Moses, connecting the Creator to the priests, followed by his priest brother, Aaron, the right line, the quality of mercy that they taught to the people. The ones who actualized the entire work besides the priests were the Levites, followed by the rest of the tribes, which were arranged according to the structure of the common soul.

The Creator created one soul, one desire. The people of Israel is arranged by that structure, and the rest of humanity should be connected around it. When people suddenly rise and say, “No! We want a different order; we don’t want to be so tightly connected,” it goes against the purpose of creation, against unity itself.

“Love your neighbor as yourself” is the rule that induces the connection between us. It is the great Klal (“rule” but also “collective”) of the Torah. It is a Klal that is a common Kli (vessel) that we build and in which the light—the Creator—appears. We have no other means but unity between us, to be “as one man with one heart,” in mutual guarantee, connection, just as when we received the Torah. This is how we, the creatures, achieve the revelation of the Creator.

This is why there is nothing worse than what Korah did. It is called, “a dispute not for the sake of the Creator,” which is unlike other disputes, such as the one between the house of Shammai and the house of Hillel, which are “disputes for the sake of the Creator,” where matters are discussed and scrutinized.

There is right, and there is left. Each time we acquire a little more spirituality, a bigger ego—left line—appears in us. When we acquire a little more spirituality—the right line, Aaron—Dinim (judgments) reappear. This is how we rise, as though walking on two legs, climbing from one step to the next, as though on a ladder.

The right and left lines appear alternately, one by one. The left line gives the substance, and the right line corrects it into having the intention to bestow. An egoistic desire on the one hand, and the right line that comes and corrects it to being in order bestow upon others on the other hand.

This is how we advance, and this is why the wisdom of Kabbalah encourages the increase of the desire, hence its name, “the wisdom of Kabbalah (reception).” It teaches us how to receive everything—all the light, to achieve the goal in its entirety. Kabbalah is intended specifically for the most egoistic of people, but who also know how to correct their egos.

This is Abraham’s method, which differs from all the other methods that originated in Babylon. Abraham taught other nations, too, such as the children of the mistresses that he had, which he sent eastward. He taught them the opposite method, since if you don’t correct the ego using the wisdom of Kabbalah—by drawing the light that reforms—it’s best to keep the ego in check and not let it grow.

For that purpose, he gave them methods, religions, and faiths that encourage decreasing desires and cravings and treating others kindly, diminishing the will to receive as much as possible. He did that because if a person doesn’t know how to correct a desire, it is best to have a small ego rather than a large one, thus causing less harm to oneself and to others.

But when we use the wisdom of Kabbalah, we use the biggest ego. And when it grows we’re even happier because “He who is greater than his friend, his inclination is greater than him,” except that that inclination is corrected.

This is why Korah wanted to divide, to tear the connection. What he really wanted was to break that ladder. He wanted for the people of Israel to not be connected, that we would not be under that hierarchy, according to the proper structure of the tribes.

The tribes are Yod–Hey–Vav–Hey. When multiplying the four letters by the three lines included in each of them, you get the twelve tribes. Korah wanted to break the structure, but this is impossible because without that structure it’s impossible to reach the goal. This is why his sin is so grave, and it is called “a dispute not for the sake of the Creator,” not in the direction of the progress.

The argument of Korah and his company was seemingly right. All they asked for was equality. They didn’t say they did not want to unite, at least not openly. They only asked why Moses and Aaron were of higher status, and for proof that they were superior to the rest of the people.

It is impossible to break the correction process midway. You don’t show a fool a job half done. Korah was right in saying that we will all reach equality, “as one man with one heart,” one desire. However, this is the end of the process, which will happen at the end of correction, not in the middle, in the stage of the desert.

The desert is an intermediary stage that we go through in order to acquire the quality of Bina, the intention to bestow in order to bestow. Only afterwards comes the entrance to the land of Israel, where we turn the will to receive into complete bestowal—an intention to receive in order to bestow. In the desert, a person is still only conquering one’s own ego, not letting it burst out in order to receive for itself and against others. It is a degree called Hafetz Hesed (desiring mercy).

On these degrees it is impossible to do what Korah says. On the one hand he’s right, but on other hand it is the wrong timing. There will come a time when that desire is fulfilled, but it isn’t now. The desires and claims of people, whether good or bad, become fully satisfied only at the end of correction.

The solution is in the Mateh (staff/rod). Mateh means that we know where to go and how to get there. We receive a sign that we cannot advance on the way we are going, unless by using the light of faith, following Aaron’s staff and Moses’ staff.

How Patronizing Eventually Becomes Positive

The Torah explains our internality, our qualities, our thoughts, emotions, and our desires. The struggles we have are not only between us, but also within us. We want to advance egoistically but we know that it’s wrong and we have to overcome it and follow a path of bestowal and love of others. After all, it’s written so, and this is the purpose and the quality of the Creator—bestowal and love—and we are opposite from the quality of the Creator.

These calculations always work within us and toss us from side to side. Each of us has an inner Pharaoh, an inner Korah, Haman, Moses, and Aaron. We are “small worlds,” made of all the forces. As we advance along the spiritual path, these forces grow and become contradicting, and we find ourselves amidst mighty inner battles.

This is why people are correct, when viewed from their own subjective perspective. These are Nature’s forces, which the Creator created, and there’s a good reason why a person thinks one way or the other. After all, all these forces—from worst to best—exist in Nature.

The question is how a person uses them. We mustn’t erase anything that exists within us. In the end we correct even the Korah within us. A person cuts out the beast within, burns it, and spills the rest of its blood.

For now, when we perform such physical actions, we have no idea what internal actions they represent. At most, we only “freeze” the desire, but that too is a correction, so as to use it later.

Why Korah Sees It as Patronizing

There is always a struggle between the forces within us. We put ourselves on the scales and must make sure that one force doesn’t override the other, that the right line isn’t much lower than the left. We must constantly keep the right higher than the left. It is called “walking on the right line.” The commandment is to always be on the right, although the left line will grow accordingly and will balance us so we will still advance on the right.

That sensation of internal struggle is a very good feeling. Each time, we feel how much we are immersed in these changes. It’s like a wheel, where the top moves forward and the bottom appears to move backwards, but the wheel is constantly moving forward.

The Correction of Being “Swallowed” in the Ground

“The earth” is the general will to receive, the force that we currently cannot use correctly, with the aim to bestow. Its correction is similar to the one we make with a dead body—we bury it.

A “deceased” desire is one that we cannot use with the aim to bestow, and which appeared in us with the aim to receive. That aim to receive is Korah. The desire itself is neither good nor bad; what matters is the intention—whether I use this desire for myself or for the sake of others. The Torah instructs us how to accurately examine our intention, whether it’s for ourselves or for others, and we must turn the intention to receive for ourselves to the benefit of others, to bestow.

A person either “buries” the intention to receive in the ground, or burns it. That is, either the ground swallows it or it is offered as a burnt offering (Hebrew: Korban, from the word Karov—near) in order to draw closer. When we correct that aim from reception to bestowal, we bring ourselves closer to the Creator, hence the name Korban.

These corrections have nothing to do with flesh and blood people or such tragic events as being swallowed in the ground, burned, or dying by a plague, although these things do occur in our world. Rather, these descriptions relate to corrections that occur within us. This is why it is said that man is a small world.

We need to check and find Korah, Abiram, Dathan, and the 250 presidents within us, what it means to be equal or unequal, and what is the purpose of creation. This is why we need to sort out our desires and our intentions.

Also, we should seek and find what are Aaron’s staff, Moses’ staff, and what their blossoming means within us—that along the way a person opens the vessel for reception of the upper light, and thus advances.

And Korah Took

“Korah went by way of dispute, which is removing and repelling above and below. And one who wishes to repel the correction of the world is lost from all the worlds. A dispute is removing and repelling of the peace. And one who disagrees with peace disagrees with His Holy Name, since His Holy Name is called Peace.”

Zohar for All, Korah, item 5

Shalom (peace) refers to Shlemut (wholeness), a state we achieve when the left and right lines complement one another. Our nature and the nature of the Creator equalize and reach connection and Dvekut (adhesion). This is the desirable outcome that yields peace, so we will never be opposite, detached, or distanced, but rather so connected that it will be impossible to tell us apart.

We must achieve Dvekut with Godliness, when He and we become one. As unrealistic as it may seem, it is the goal, and we must move toward it. The more we advance by ourselves, the more we will spare ourselves suffering.

The Reason for the Doubts along the Spiritual Path

The reason why we are constantly filled with questions and uncertainties is that we must develop. When we encounter serious doubts, we might come to a state where we ask for the ground to “open up and swallow us whole.” We may seem like the operators, but it’s actually the Creator who operates. We only observe the events happening before us, as though a movie is playing within us.
Gradually, we develop an inner vision that detects qualities such as Moses, Aaron, Korah, Dathan, Abiram, tribes, staff, and the earth within us. We sort out these elements in our qualities and see the situation as a picture within us. This illuminates how we advance while examining the network of connections between the elements.
Within that inner network of qualities—the 613 egoistic desires that aim to receive—we redirect our desires so they work in order to bestow. This is called “observing the 613 Mitzvot (commandments).” The light that comes and corrects the intention to receive into an intention to bestow is called “performing a Mitzva (correction/good deed).”

As we perform the Mitzvot, we discover our inner world, and in that world we see how we connect to others. This is how we discover our souls and learn how to fulfill them. These are the scrutinies, struggles, and connections that we undergo, and the fulfillments we receive. It is how we discover the work of the Creator. This is the real work of God that we perform.

In this way we come to a state where we understand the purpose of creation, the correction of creation, and how to carry it out. In the end we come to a state where we understand everything. It is called “And they shall all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them.” We obtain a complete Kli (vessel) that is called “a house,” “For My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the peoples.” It is the house of all our desires; they are all there, and in all of them we actually feel Godliness in our entire soul.

A Gnostic Understanding Of The Christ Nature And Consciousness


What is the gnostic understanding of the nature of Christ? Well according to some text from the The Nag Hammadi Library Jesus has our nature 
Furthermore, they will say of him that he is unbegotten, though he has been begotten, (that) he does not eat, even though he eats, (that) he does not drink, even though he drinks, (that) he is uncircumcised, though he has been circumcised, (that) he is unfleshly, though he has come in the flesh, (that) he did not come to suffering, though he came to suffering, (that) he did not rise from the dead, though he arose from the dead.

Here the melchiz is teaching the standard Christian doctrine that Jesus has come in the flesh, that he came to suffer, that he arose from the dead

http://www.gnosis.org/naghamm/melchiz.html

The Gospel of Thomas 

28 Jesus said: I stood in the midst of the world. I came to them in the flesh (sarx). I found all of them drunk. I found not one of them to be thirsty. My soul was saddened by the sons of men for they are mentally blind. They do not see that they have come into the world empty and they will go out of the world empty. But now they are drunk.. When they sober up they will repent.

Jesus came in the flesh but what type of flesh was this? 

http://www.gnosis.org/naghamm/gosthom-davies.html

(101) Those who do not hate their father and mother as I do cannot be my students, and those who do not love their father and mother as I do cannot be my students.For my mother gave me falsehood, but my true mother gave me life. 

Jesus’ birth mother could only give him falsehood or death by this we understand it to mean that Jesus inherited our sinful nature from his mother Mary

http://www.gnosis.org/naghamm/gosthom-meyer.html
The Gospel of Philip

Speaking about Jesus resurrection

The master was conceived (that is born again) from what is imperishable, through God. The master rose from the dead, but he did not come into being as he was. Rather, his body was completely perfect. It was of flesh, and this flesh was true flesh. Our flesh is not true flesh but only an image of the true. 

Jesus came in the flesh which even after his resurrection his body is still flesh but completely perfect our flesh is not true flesh but only an image of the true this is because of our sinful nature which Jesus himself would have had before his resurrection in order for him to through suffering

Jesus at the Jordan: Jesus revealed himself at the Jordan River as the fullness of kingdom of heaven. The one conceived before all was conceived again (that is born again); the one anointed before was anointed again; the one redeemed redeemed others.

The one redeemed in turn redeemed others Jesus needed to be redeemed because he had our sinful nature 

http://www.gnosis.org/naghamm/GPhilip-Meyer.html

The bible also teaches that Jesus had our sinful nature which he needed to be saved from 

Hebrews 5:7 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; 

Death had dominion over Christ at one time 

Romans 6:9 knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him. 10 For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God.

Immortalization is the physical cleansing

8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

The apostle says, “God made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin” (2 Cor. 5:21); and this he explains in another place by saying, that “He sent his own son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh” (Rom. 8:3) in the offering of his body once (Heb. 10:10,12,14). Sin could not have been condemned in the body of Jesus, if it had not existed there. His body was as unclean as the bodies of those for whom he died; for he was born of a woman, and “not one” can bring a clean body out of a defiled body; for “that”, says Jesus himself, “which is born of the flesh is flesh” (John 3:6).

John is shown a picture of the Church in its victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ. The woman symbolizes the Church she is crowned with twelve stars, the twelve stars are the twelve attributes of the Christian faith which are the 12 aions 1faith, 2hope, 3love, 4promises, 5grace, 6repentance, 7forgiveness, 8baptism, 9anointing,, 10wisdom, 11Eucharist 12logos 

The child she bears is the Christ consciousness. 

My children, with whom I am again in labor until Christ is formed in you– Galatians 4:19

The Dragon is Satan The outward senses of self-centeredness, self-gratification, self-indulgence, self-importance, self-righteousness, self-glorification, self-delusion, self, ego, the “false god,” the “beast”

As the Christ consciousness is born, a rival force of the old self occurs, which brings about recurring periods of rebellion in a believer. Through divine intervention (daily readings of the scriptures the spirit-word), the Christ consciousness is protected while the carnal mind, is withdrawn below the conscious level. 

Heaven is the realm of conscious harmony, a consciousness of peace in mind, body, and soul. Since man is free to think what he will, conflicting thoughts may enter heaven. When this takes place, man’s harmony is disrupted and there is “war in heaven.”?

War in heaven this represents the struggle that goes on in the believers mind while the believer tries to adjust his sinful nature to the requirements of Christ consciousness. It is a war which leads to Armageddon

What is symbolized by the “great voice in Heaven” acknowledging the salvation, power, and kingdom of God and the authority of his Christ? The “great voice” from Heaven symbolizes the beginning of the reign of Christ, through whom comes salvation. When we free the mind from Sin, salvation from the earth, or the carnal mind starts to takes place and the Christ consciousness comes into being a new life follows for Christ is “the resurrection and the life.”

Why has the “Devil” but a short time in the earth”? In a literal sense the time is relatively short compared with eternity. Allegorically, man soon tires of disharmony, and longs for peace, that he may have by claiming his inheritance as a son of God through our Lord Jesus Christ. When he submits to the will of God, the Devil’s reign over him is soon at an end.