#7 Are We Alone in the Universe- Where is Everybody?

Critically thinking it would be pretty unlikely that we are really alone in space. What with the vastness of the cosmos and the fact that science tells us there are parallel universes it really has to be a given. Question is ….where is everyone, where’s this Star Wars bar with all these intelligent other species hanging out. Why is it the one happy hour only Han Solo and Chewbacca knew about.

Just about every culture on the planet has historical and oral traditions that talk of alien, extra-terrestrial or other worldly beings interfacing with the local humans. Are they really all crazy bored story tellers that had to jazz up the narrative just to keep their audience engaged.

Next question… if this were so how does the Bible tell us about all these other species. We know there are angels and demons, giants and gods. They are mentioned in the texts. But for the modern mind it is still hard to give credence to these beings. But that is the fault of our modern secular overlords or “thought police”. Who are making millions reintroducing all the ancient mythologies in books, movies and video games etc. yet at the same time absolutely refusing to let people for a minute think there is any reality to all this. Nope it’s all just in our imagination.

Rude reality check. It is all very real. And it is soon to crash into a town near you. The Bible even has a verse that says ” Men will faint from fear and anxiety over what is coming upon the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Luke 21:26. Two quick things to say about this verse. The word shaken is not a good translation….the context is that people will be freaked to their core because the “powers” the archons, real spiritual beings, from other higher dimensions i.e. the “heavens” will be cast down to earth for their final judgement. To meet their maker so to speak. At the return of the KING. Spoiler alert…..Lot of chaos ahead.

My point in bringing this up is that I believe the Biblical Texts have a very detailed, albeit very encrypted, narrative of all this way of thinking. Just a question of getting the “Keys to the Kingdom” back so one can access this info and not be shut out of the knowledge of the kingdom of Heaven(s). My latest video series on my youtube channel is beginning to go into great detail of how I believe the prophets encoded all the information of the other, prior and present worlds and who is populating them.

Take the word “behemah” for a moment. It is translated often cattle, oxen or livestock. Basically it is talking about domesticated animals that live in close proximity to man and are not antagonistic but actually very helpful to mankind. This word on the Pashat level does mean livestock in a literal sense. The Hebrews were great shephards and herdsman through out their history. But when you talk encryption you are talking about other levels of reality that are not for everyone to know about. Not babies anyway, who you want to grow up initially with a sense of security and protection. They do not need to be told about the big bad “boogie-men” out there right away.

But what if I told you that the Prophets and Sages of Israel used the same species that we deal with in our natural world to encode esoteric knowledge about the “armies of Elohim”. Yah created kings, rulers, magistrates, and servants in all his different worlds and dimensions. So now fish, cattle, birds and creeping things become angels in the heavens, demons in the underworld, or even pre Adamic hu-mans. Maybe that’s what Cro-Magnon or Neanderthal man really is. The Behemah (look up strongs word #929) that Elohim created on the 6th day along with Adam. Or how about all the many cultures around the world that have legends and folklore about “little people” elves, gnomes or fairies. By definition the “creeping things” are species that are relatively small and live close to the ground.

What’s interesting is something called the Sumerian Kings List. It is an ancient list of Kings the earliest ones some reigning in the 30-35 century BC. How can such a thing be so. Our recorded history according to the official story line cannot process dates that early. This list has been found in numerous formats and manuscripts. It is on clay tablets, a vertical stone inscribed prism and many ancient manuscripts. Even the historian Berossus, a Babylonian of the 3rd century BC makes mention of the list in his writings. These records date back to 2,000 BC. No where except in our modern scholarship is the dating questioned. The cultures that record these kings do not seem to question the veracity of these claims.

Of the 1st King Alulim it is said his “kingship descended from heaven he ruled for 28,000 years.” The next one Alalngar reigned for 36,000 years. After him the next king increases to a reign of 43,200. Astounding numbers. If only after the fall of Adam and Eve does their life span seem to be reduced to “thousand year days”. The text alludes to their potential longevity in their original state and location of the Garden of Eden. So why is it such a stretch that other “Species” existed that had huge lifespans.

On the 5th and 6th day of creation we are told that Elohim made “living souls”. The Hebrew is Nephesh Chai. Six different “species” were created that were told over and over to only multiply and increase with their own kind. Maybe the Bible texts are telling us way deeper SOD level mysteries in the concepts of forbidden mixtures, clean and unclean and not combining diverse genos.

Listen o my new series on “Unlocking the Keys: Beasts” I think you will find some very enlightening information. Shalom along your journey!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEzLVaqIER0&t=3s

Sumerian Kings List


# 6 The Neglected Keys: Remez and Sod

Now the reader should have a thorough and biblical knowledge (DAAT) of the exegesis called PaRDeS. To reiterate we are told to get “wisdom and understanding” (Prov.4:5). In the Hebrew that is Hokhmah and Binah, representing the highest level of spiritual truth, where all the allegorical, literal, Midrashic and Sod (secret) interpretations are “rightly divided”. This is the domain of the Prophet.  This is a place of holiness and spiritual acumen.  Isaiah, Moshe, Deborah, Miriam, Yahshua, Kefa (Peter) and Shaul (Paul) were initiated into deep teachings because they were called there by Elohim but also because they were faithful, mature, strong and believing in all their ways. And this same tradition of calling, initiation and right living has been present in every generation to carry on the work. The Kabbalists as Mystics, Seers and Prophets are among us; some obscure, some as flames, some as “Lamps”.

In two early writings at the time of Yahshua this is borne out.  From the text “The Epistle of Peter to James” chapter 3 it states:

“… for this end I have prayed and besought you not to communicate the books of my preaching which I have sent you to anyone, whether of our own nation or another nation….but if anyone having been tested, has been found worthy, then hand them over to him (the books) according to the INITIATION OF MOSHE by which he delivered his books to the Seventy (Elders) who succeeded to his chair (the seat of Moses) in order that thus they may keep the faith, and everywhere deliver the RULE of truth…”


The Epistle of Peter to James” Chapter 3

In the Clementine Homilies Chapter 4 written by Kefa (Peter) he states the same thing, saying:

“….if he is sober, merciful,upright, gentle and humane …that which is lacking of faith and KNOWLEDGE should be conferred…..but if he remains wrapped up and polluted in those sins that are manifestly such, it does not become me to speak to him at all of the MORE SECRET and SET APART things of DIVINE KNOWLEDGE…..”


Clementine Homilies Chapter 4

Suffice to say the pattern is set, established and logged in the writings.

I am laboring over these points mostly for the benefit of the House of Israel, the returning Ephraimites.

“Without Holiness no one will see the the Lord”.


Heb 12:14

This word SEE be sure relates to spiritual sight and being able to perceive the “deep things of EL”

Judah has always known this. But somehow in their exuberance to be in the Father’s good graces again Christians (lost sheep) have developed a very sloppy concept of this favor. You can just feel the older brothers disdain for these childish emotions. Judah who has borne the heat of the day, knows the cost of discipleship and faithfulness. Part of the correction today if you can hear what the Ruach is saying is that Yah does not change….only the “pure in heart” which includes a body, soul and spirit in subjection to Him will “see HIM”.

This is a the cleansing of the Whole House of Israel that has been going on in preparation for the revelation of the 144,000 “virgins” of the book of Revelation. These are those who are clothed in “white robes” a sign of ritual purity, their outer garment (the body) not defiled with sexual immorality. Chaste virgins, husband of one wife, not adulterers or defiler’s of man with man, those who have not given into harlotry, or the fornication so prevalent in Babylon etc. etc. The language is clear…these are those who are espoused to one bridegroom and are faithful waiting …keeping themselves from idols, whose garments are unspotted, unblameable, till the manifestation of our Lord Jesus Christ, Yehshua Ha Mashiach. 1 Tim 6:14. A warning from 2 Peter 2:21 says:

“It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness than to have known it and turned away from the holy commandment passed on to them.


2 Peter 2:21

Again this was all known and upheld by Yahshua. Along with all the apostles and prophets of the “Way” that Jewish sect of early Nazoreans. Yah does not change. We (gentile, Ephraimite, Christians) have moved away and need to get on track. Fast. 2nd Peter 3:2 says: 

“I want you to recall the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets and the command given by our Lord and Savior through your apostles.”


2nd Peter 3:2

I am bring this all to mind because the “foolish virgins” Matt 25 1-13 who did not get to go into the Bridal Chamber was because they did not have enough oil, which represents pure and undefiled Wisdom and Understanding. The wise virgins had “extra oil”, the Remez and Sod levels of understanding that they had gotten because they were “prudent” (wise). Which in its most fundamental root it means they had aquired ” mind, intellect, thought and understanding”. Strong’s[5424 (phrḗn) is the root of the English term, “diaphragm,” which regulates breathing. What this really means is that they had achieved a level of Neshamah soul life from the world of Beriah. Refer to my YouTube to get the skinny on what I just said….can’t stop now.  “Five Levels of Soul Lifehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEKi_dM4C1c&t=2551s

For the word “foolish” virgins just let me copy and paste it right from Strong’s. 3474 mōrós (the root of the English terms, “moron, moronic”) – properly, dull (insipid), flat (“without an edge”); (figuratively) “mentally inert”; dull in understanding; nonsensical (“moronic”), lacking a grip on reality (acting as though “brainless”).

Lacking a grip on TRUE REALITY is the best way to put it. If you are a believer and do not SEE and BELIEVE the Signs of the Times and that the King is soon coming, but are still playing footsies with the world ….well what can I say that the WORD has not already told you.

I have said all this to set the stage for the return of True Prophecy under the banner of the last two great Prophets, the Two Witnesses. The two olive trees and the two lampstands Rev 11:4. The polysemous nature of the texts aside there are to be sure many meanings in all this symbolism. But because these men pretty clearly die in the streets of Jerusalem it can safely be said there is a P’shat level of meaning. (Literal). So it will be with the 144,000…..a literal army of inter-dimensional saints.

In the War Scroll, a text found among the writings of the Dead Sea Scrolls it talks of  “a day appointed from ancient times for the battle of destruction of the sons of darkness. At that time the assembly of gods and the hosts of men shall battle causing great carnage…” Echoes a lot of biblical passages of a final showdown between “sons of light and darkness”. It goes on in the passage saying “it shall be a time of great tribulation for the people whom Yahweh shall redeem…from its sudden beginning unto its end in eternal redemption.” (1QM).

So I do not think hollywood is making up or over fantasizing galactic battles between gods and men. As it was in the days of Noah so shall it be again….so says the Master Teacher Yahshua Ha Mashiach. Coming from an Essene background, the strain of ancient Israelites that were keeping the bloodline and the writings together. Watching, waiting, believing. These “true Israelites” were known as the “keepers of the secrets”.  They understood the battle way past literal people, into the heavenly and hellish realms. The “Good Shepard” told his nation at the time they he had not come “to restore the kingdom” but “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.” Lots of theology packed into those two statements but for those who can move quickly it is the “Restoration of the Earthly Kingdom” that is upon us. The “time of the gentiles” is done and Part 2 is breaking over our heads. Messiah Ben Dawid is coming in the “clouds” (code word for angels) soon. The two witnesses will have made the Elect ready. All hidden things will have come to the Light.

So in closing in the Tikunei Zohar, Tikun 6, Kisei Melech it says:

“Elijah the Prophet (one of the Witnesses) says to Shimon bar Yochai (author of the Holy Zohar) “Many people down below will derive nourishment from this book of yours, (the Zohar) when it will be revealed in the last generation, before the End of Days. Close to the Messianic Age, even the deepest passages will be explained.”


Tikunei Zohar, Tikun 6, Kisei Melech

Praise Yahweh Adonai.

So to end this where I started if you ignore or deny the Remez and Sod level of scripture you do so at your own risk. Oh foolish virgins.

Do listen to my two part youtube series on “PaRDeS“.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sqLq1RjiEc&list=PLPCn3SySotnSeRuwjRGIJEKVXQZSpXEas

Shalom on the journey…..

#5 The Mystical Tradition

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I have been building a case for the mature believer to embrace and grow into the Tarot ha Sod level of Biblical exegesis. Now you might ask where has this been all my Christian life or even more distressing Hebrew Roots or Essence life. You might ask how no one ever told or taught you this. Well I say welcome to the propaganda war. Now maybe you will believe we are in a war for the hearts souls and MINDS of Yah’s people. Our enemy is formidable and crafty. There is a famous anecdote of an old wise sage who rose early one morning to pray as was his custom. The wily serpent whispered in his ear, your old and tired why don’t you go back to bed, you can miss a day of prayer. The Saint whispered back “yes, but serpent….you are a lot OLDER then I am and you are up and slithering around…so I will not take my rest till I am taken up. ” This is the attitude the Elect saint must have. We must ever be on our guard, growing in the wisdom and knowledge of Elohim. That subtle serpent is forever looking to corrupt the truth, never taking a day off!

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” Hosea 4:6

This Hebrew word for knowledge is Strong’s #1847 which is the word Da’at. It is used as a joiner word for two levels of revelation: wisdom (Hockmah) and understanding (Binah). It is in the synthesis or integration of these two highest levels of interaction with the Almighty. It is often referred to as da’at elyon, the higher or hidden knowledge. It serves to secure a continuous bond between these two higher powers of the intellect. A place prophets, sages and saints attain to in meditation and communication with the Father.

Proverbs 24:3-4 says  “By wisdom a house is built, And by understanding it is established, And by knowledge (da’at) the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. Wisdom in this verse is Chockmah and understanding is from the root word bin which is the root of Binah, together they form the true riches (da’at) which our texts are always telling us to seek and find.

Pr. 18:15 “An intelligent heart acquires knowledge (da’at), and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge (da’at). To him who “hears” correctly more will be given.

Hearing …this brings me to the Oral Torah. Oral is a word associated with hearing something spoken. This brings me to where we need to go. The transmission of the “riches of wisdom and knowledge” was transmitted from master to disciple orally generation after generation for hundreds of years. The ancients considered the spoken, memorized word a much more reliable form of storage and transmission of important information. The letter of the law vs the spirit of the law. I have a great youtube on this subject of the higher value in the society of this mnemonic discipline. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izTahntprbk  It is a highly skilled discipline usually mastered by the best and the brightest in each generation, these are the MIT graduates who master intensive “patterns and structures that aid composition, retention, and re-performance.” If you thought the scribes of Israel did a great job in copying texts according to stringent rules and practices, learn a new thing! The Priest or Elder in Israel who carried forward the revelation at Mt. Sinai given to Moshe and the 70 Elders maintained exceptional accuracy of their knowledge across the generations.

This mode of transmission preservation contains the “spirit of the law”. It used special “keys” to aid in keeping the layered polysemous nature of Hebrew words, idioms and parabolic language straight without mixing the many tiered (PaRDeS) literal-allegorical truths and teachings. Babies do not understand the nature and danger of the world they live in. They have no context for the inherent evil and history of their environment. Many Gentile Ephraimite Christians have lost sight of TRUE reality.  Westerners have so watered down true spiritual realities we are being “re-educated” by Luciferian Elites that “aliens” either never existed or are really our “ascended master friends”. They have no foundation for the war we are in with “principalities, powers and spiritual wickedness” Eph 6:12, 3:10, Col 2:15.

The people who received the Torah on Mt. Sinai did just not get a stone with 10 Commandments. That is the kindergarten version. Moshe who spoke “face to face” with Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh (I am that I am) received a full education on all levels of training, equipping, mobilizing, teaching and ultimately waging REAL war and winning against these powerful primordial fallen entities. This remnant Abrahamic tribe that was taken out of captivity to ancient astral lesser “elohim’s” and placed on the world stage as the human component, connection and ultimate inheritor of the favor and “sonship” of  Yahweh Elohim had to have some “meat” to feed this and sustain this endeavour.

But how do you preserve such “higher wisdom” that topples kings and kingdoms that also have their root in higher dimensions. How do you ensure that future generations will always have the intel they need to wage war and be victorious. And how do you keep this knowledge from being hijacked by the enemy, used and abused by the profane, watered down by the uninitiated. Again we come back to the concept of encryption, encoding and transmitting highly sensitive and classified information for mature, seasoned, armed and dangerous future leaders, priests and kings like David, Hezekiah and Esdras, Y’shua, James, Peter and Paul. You think they just stumble upon some random wisdom that equips them for their callings in their generations. Think again, think long and hard about what I am saying before you blithely dismiss the Aggadah of past heroes of the faith. You, Elect saint of the last generation where are you going to go for the training and equipping that will be needed for the last days generation. When Satan is cast down to the earth and all his “stars” with him in a final power encounter with the Risen Mashiach as he comes at the final jubilee to reclaim his “earth”, his people who sleep in the dust. Are you going to able to stand in the “day of battle” or just crumble because your world view is so throughly smashed when the supernal realms and their hordes come crashing thru our thin veil of “reality”.

This is why many people are as watchman, sounding the trumpet.  Calling people to get OIL in their lamp. Oil represents the highest and purest level of spiritual understanding you can get …it will lead you thru the darkest time. It will light your path in the midst of chaos, confusion and upheaval. That is why it has such a high value and as such was preserved at such a high cost. Essenes were tortured to death rather than reveal their “secrets”. Isaiah was “sawn in half” by a maniacal king who was trying to separate his “soul from his body” so that he would no longer prophesy the demise of his “kingdom”.  The message of Isaiah, the Kohonen of El, was that those who align themselves with the Prince of Darkness are going DOWN! The Hero’s of the faith in Hebrews 11 all had intel that sustained them thru attacks of men and fallen angels. Knowledge is power, power is strength and strength leads to victory.

Heb 11:33-38 lists those who through faith, meaning they believed in their own storyline, oral and redacted, “conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions, quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies. Women received back their dead, raised to life again. There were others who were tortured, refusing to be released so that they might gain an even better resurrection. Some faced jeers and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were put to death by stoning;e they were sawed in two; they were killed by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated— the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, living in caves and in holes in the ground.”

We should not aspire to any less a standard of life and practice. Especially us to whom the “ends of the age has come”. This is why the Rauch ha Kodesh is leading those who will follow out of the boat and into higher realms of consciousness where “greater works” can be done. Walking on water is a parabolic way of Y’shua demonstrating a reality of living and exercising greater power that transcends and suspends the natural laws we all succumb to. Y’shua did say, we have reliable textural documentation, that “the works that I do, shall you do also, and greater works shall you do” John 14:12.

I say all this to show the reader that you need a faith built on a tradition that got results. We need to get back on track. We need to believe in our “minds” …biblically the origin, seat and seedbed of all supernal power and authority our TRUE heritage, destination and inheritance.

Kabbalah, the Torat ha Sod,  is a word that means “received”. What do you think the most imitated, adept and holy saints, priests and kings were receiving. The Oral Torah!! Make no mistake. Yah watches over two things. Two things you do not mess with and live, (in the larger context of death and resurrection). His Word and His People. That is why no body of preserved, transmitted knowledge has been so fought against, misunderstood, purposely hidden and protected by angels and the Elect of every generation. This is a knowledge stream coming straight from Enoch, the 7th from Adam. But as he himself testifies that all this info was really for a “far-off remote generation which was to come” Enoch 1:2.  That’s you and me. Time to finally grow up and be able “eat meat and drink strong wine”.

Is 25:6 “On this mountain, the LORD of Armies will prepare for all the people’s a feast of choice meat, a feast with aged wine, prime cuts of choice meat, fine vintage wine.” Welcome to the revelation of Mt. Sinai…..Welcome to the feast of His Word…the famine is over!

Shalom. I will do my best to lead you into this mystical, Kabbalistic world where the primary text….ha Zohar…which means splendor or radiance….yes our faces will shine like Moshe’s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

#4 WHY ARE WE HERE?

Latimer ReefWhy are there so many seemingly competing philosophical constructs about the meaning of life? You can be a believer in a transcendent  God or a total naturalist believing in a randomly evolving cosmos, with many shades of grey in between to suit all the levels of interest. But to the Jewish mind, with the Christian mindset echoing close behind, this is the testimony, that God himself has revealed to them the truth. We all know how assertive this assumption has been and what it has cost.

Nevertheless if it is true, how was this done? In my first three blogs I have been building a case for a scriptural dissemination of the knowledge of this truth in a very orderly and methodical way.  It’s only helpful if you KNOW this.  This system that will take you down a path from a literal, to an allegorical, to a Midrashic understanding, finally to the “meat” of the whole thing, the “mystical”.  To really embrace this level you really have to want to get out of the nest and fly. Or in modern allegory get out of the matrix and see it for what it is, a construct, and start to explore. This is a way of giving three stages of growing in truth, the child, the young person, and the mature believer.

Now to clue you in another way, the texts illustrate this ever-expanding mindset. They use many parables and examples we can relate to; stages of growth being the most easy to follow.  Hence, in 1 John 2:12-14, John talks to children, young men and fathers.  I am writing to you, little children, because your sins have been forgiven you for His name’s sake. The new believer gets “saved”, receives forgiveness of sins. Next the youth begins to walk it out… ” you are strong, and the word of God abides in you,” you have overcome the evil one”. Strength, action and increased learning are hallmarks of “youth. But with the father or adult stage comes the contemplative season, to  “know him who has been from the beginning”. Now the big questions in life: how we got here, who is behind it all, where do we go after it all, can be sought for with maturity and depth.  The believer is seasoned by being in a few battles, no longer a newbie, firmly tested and still standing…in other words one who can be trusted with knowledge and responsibility. To whom much has been given much shall be required.

We all know milk is for babies. See how easy that was. The author of Hebrews is aware of these “keys”. He goes on to admonish “For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.” (Heb 5:12) Meat is for the mature, seasoned and discerning.

In the Old Testament we find milk, honey, wine and oil used to indicate stages of initiation. This understanding is tied to the four rivers of Gen 2: 10 “Now a river flowed out of Eden to water the garden; and from there it divided and became four rivers.” In “The Vision of Paul” an apocalyptic writing, purportedly from the third century, the apostle is shown these four rivers in great detail with much apocryphal (hidden) imagery. {vs 22} “There was, moreover, a river of honey and a river of milk, and a river of wine and a river of oil….These are the four rivers which flow sufficiently for those WHO ARE IN THIS LAND OF PROMISE, of which the names are:  the river of honey called Fison (Pishon), and the river of milk, the Euphrates, and the river of oil, the Gihon, and the river of wine, the Tigris.” Here in the Tarot Ha Sod level, theses rivers are encrypted to represent the levels of spiritual acumen we have been talking about.

Water is a symbol of the Word, “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his belly (innermost being) will flow rivers of living water.’ John 7:38.  Isaiah 55:1, 44:3 and 55:11b are being quoted here.  “Lo! Every one who thirsts, come to the waters; And you who have no money come, buy and eat. Come, buy wine and milk, without money and without cost. “For I will pour out water on the thirsty land and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out My Spirit on your offspring and My blessing on your descendants;“…And you will be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water whose waters do not fail.”

These rivers are likened to “veins of understanding, fountains of wisdom and streams of knowledge” {2Esdras 14:47}.  A Remez (hint) to all these allusions is given in Joel 3:18 “that the mountains shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth out of the house of the LORD.’ ….count four “rivers”.

To add up all these “hints” the easiest, the most plain, the most literal, a very easy river to document is the Euphrates. It is for infants, newbies and “those just weaned from their mother’s milk”.   At the  river of HONEY  Paul “saw there Isaiah and Jeremiah and Ezekiel and Amos, and Micah and Zechariah, the minor and major prophets, and they saluted me in the city. I said to the angel: What way is this? And he said to me: This is the way of the prophets,  every one who shall have afflicted his soul and not done his own will because of Elohim”  {Vision of Paul vs 25}. This river in Gen 2:11,12 ” flows around the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold. The gold of that land is good; the bdellium and the onyx stone are there.” The way of the prophets is hidden from the world….its gold (the most valuable commodity) must be mined from deep recesses (higher wisdom). There is a remez (hint) here also in that this river has trees at its bank where “each single tree bore twelve fruits in the year, having various and diverse fruits:” This is all seen in the “City of Christ” the New Jerusalem which has “a great and high wall, with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels; and names were written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel. And the wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.” {Rev 21:12-14}.

The combo phrase “milk and honey” always paired together is used over 15 times in scripture and it is always associated with the land. This tells us this is an earthly lower level of understanding, easily accessible. Everyone has the texts of the prophets, and can glean as much as they want from them, per 2 Esdras 14:45.  Who said there were books for the worthy and unworthy.

In Paul’s vision, this river is Gihon and we are told in vs 28. “And again he carried me near the river of OIL on the EAST of the city. And I saw there men rejoicing and singing psalms, and I said: Who are those, my Lord? And the angel said to me: Those are they who devoted themselves to God with their whole heart and had no pride in themselves. For all those who rejoice in Yahweh Elohim/Lord God and sing psalms to the Lord with their whole heart are here led into this city.  Whole hearted devotees and praisers. This is the Oil of Gladness: “you have loved righteousness and hated wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions;” {Ps 45:7}.
This river is associated with Babylon, to the EAST of the Holy City is Babylon. Not always a city of moral integrity biblically. But I will have to get back to that point.

The last river is our river associated with wine.  Paul goes “north of the city and led me where there was a river of wine.” vs 27. This is the Tigris and  “it flows EAST of Assyria” Gen 2:14. Here he saw Abraham  and Isaac and Jacob”, the patriarchs.  These are pilgrims and sojourners who upon passing “first adore Adonai Elohenu (Lord God), ….and all the just salute him as son and brother.”

Wine and oil are paired together, as I mentioned milk and honey are. These last two have a much more esoteric side to them. All these rivers symbolize divine flows, fluxes or emanations of the supernal realm.  Water by nature either gushes and flows as in rivers and rains (dew), or is contained in seas and lakes. All hidden, arcane spiritual knowledge is described using nature; the invisible made visible using symbols we can relate to.

This is how it happens with me. I will see an enigmatic statement jump off the page of a text. It is so out of the ordinary I just have to get to the bottom of it. In the Book of Jasher, Pharoah says “My river is my own”.  After years of seeking I now understand Pharoh was referring to his spiritual flow, his essence and authority he had as a prince in the whole cosmic Mazzaroth. What a usurper. Pharoah as King of Egypt represents the principality, the “god” over the  domain known as “Egypt”. No wonder he had to be shown who’s boss, who the real King of Kings is.  He had enslaved the firstborn children of Elohim and was told “to let my people go”. The utter arrogance of this “god” to think he was a match for the Living El. What we think are just “bible stories” are some of the most sublime, behind the scenes power encounters, in all the heavens. This ‘King” was dealt with and the forces of darkness that would hold captive the inheritance of the Most High were shown before all the realms, that power is limited and can be checked. Praise Yah!

That was a rabbit trail. What I want to impart was that the scriptures are very polysemous, having many levels. Mature believers should not be satisfied with the milk. The information we need about the war we are in is couched in type and symbol; it is encrypted. That is why we are losing so badly on so many fronts today. Oil and wine, which represent “spiritual wisdom” and “revelation knowledge” are the rivers that flow directly from the mind of Yahweh. No natural man can find these streams. This is Chockmah and Binah, the highest of the Sefirot of Yah. In Greek we have Sophia (wisdom) and Gnosis (knowledge) Same Sefirot. They are guarded by Yah’s most elite angels, and their intel does not go to the unworthy. It is not given to fools, swine, children, dogs or the profane, just to give you a few key words. Revelation is for the elect, the chosen, the pious, the holy, the Quodesh. And if you got initiated into the holy mysteries, the rule of thumb was “Guard them (the understandings) under your clothes. (i.e. do not share this with non-Torah educated people).

But that was yesterday. This is today. “For nothing is concealed that will not be uncovered, or hidden that will not be made known. So do not be afraid of them. (these userping “elohim’s) What I tell you now in the darkness, shout abroad when daybreak comes. What I whisper in your ear, shout from the housetops for all to hear!

We live in a time of full disclosure. The principalities and powers, the spiritual wickedness in high places is coming down! All the rivers and streams of wisdom and understanding that have gotten polluted and taken over by ” fallen angelic propagandists” are in for a rude awakening as the elect get up to speed in this last hour.

Time to get OIL in your lamp!

 

 

#3 UPPING THE PRESCRIPTION

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When something is so enigmatic and hard to see sometimes you have to get a stronger prescription.  This same principle holds true when pluming the depths of  scripture. As we dive down deeper and the water becomes murkier we have to switch to a different  kind of light bearing tool…something designed specifically to give light for this kind of  exploration.

The testimony of the Word of Yahweh says as much.

There has been built into the system of exegesis a specific tool needed  to decipher what is in front of you when physical sunlight will not penetrate. When you get past the literal, obvious meaning and there remains a hint that there is more below the surface to unlock you need this tool. It is called the “Keys to the Kingdom“. Y’shua himself confirmed the existence of such a tool. In Matt 16:19 “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven”  This is a double-edged sword. Others were upbraided for ” having taken away the key of knowledge” Luke 11:5. To add more lateral scope there is a key to the bottomless pit, a key of David and even keys to death and Hades. That last one is encouraging, I’m all for keeping hell locked up!

When you talk about keys you are talking about encryption. And when you encrypt something to decode it you need keys or cypher’s. Let me say at this point the long history of keys or cypher’s as a way to encode information is long and interesting. Worth a google search.

If  knowledge is power, then the key to power lies in unlocking all information down to its mysteries or secrets. The bible uses these words and others when describing this Tarot ha Sod level. This sophisticated biblical understanding was the domain of the WISE, it’s information was too powerful and adult themed to let children, enemies and the profane  get at it. This was entrusted to priests, prophets, Patriarchs, seers and scribes. Those learned in Torah.  But we also find a problem with these elite knowledge bearers.  There seems to have been a game of lost and found tucked away in the scriptural story.

In the Gospel of Thomas we have a mind bending quote ” Y’shua or Jesus if you prefer said: “The Pharisees and the scribes have taken the keys of knowledge (and) have hidden them. They did not go in, and those who wished to go in they did not allow. ” A 2nd witness to this quote is found in the Clementine Homilies chpt XVIII “the Scribes and Pharisees sit in Moses seat; whatsoever things they say to you, hear them, He said, as one entrusted with the key of the kingdom, which is knowledge, which alone can open the gate of life, through which alone is the entrance to the eternal life. But truly, he says, they possess the key, but those wishing to enter they do not suffer to do so.”

Could there really have been a kinda shorthand code book where the cheat sheet was kept. In studying the Dead Sea Scrolls I came upon two very interesting passages that alluded to such a thing. Let me say this is basically the definition of the “Oral Torah”, a systematic oral transmission that was given by Elohim to Moshe on Mt Sinai.  Moses gave it to the 70 Elders and from there it was transferred to a faithful priestly remnant in each generation.  This is why the Qumran Essenes, a Zadakite priestly line from Eleazar son of Aaron  were known as the “keepers of the secrets“. They had strict  probationary periods  where initiates were “educated in the holy books” that were beyond the scope of the Jewish Bible.  Secrecy is stressed and only those found worthy after a probationary period, where they tested to make sure that they did “not communicate, to any one in any way, either by writing them or giving them in writing, or giving them to a writer…or through any other imitation or trick, method,  or by keeping them carelessly, or placing them before anyone. ..” This  transmission has always occurred in a “concealed mode” and via “paradoxes”. Again Y’shua confirms this in Matt 13:11 “ the secrets of the kingdom of heaven have been given for you to know (his disciples), but it has not been given to them. ” When his disciples asked him why he was speaking in parables to the crowds he quoted from Isaiah that people who are “dull of hearing,” those who have not applied themselves to Torah study will not understand and will not perceive so why throw “pearls to swine”. This is all in keeping with the meaning of the OT word SOD #5475 which means a secret council where you get secret counsel! In other words if you are not invited to the meeting , hang it up, you’re not in the “know.”

Harsh. Sounds like serious business to me.

This is all told clearly in 2 Esdras 12:36-39 which tells clearly about books for the “wise”. Again in 2 Esdras 14:5 “And He told him many wondrous things, and shewed him the secrets of the times, and the end; and commanded him, saying, 6 These words shalt thou declare, and these shalt thou hide.” Another confirming witness.

Back to the Dead Sea Scrolls. In the book “The Dead Sea Scrolls” by Wise, Abegg and Cook. On page 56 of the “Damascus Document” there is a highly enigmatic quote “… but David had not read the sealed book of the Law IN THE ARK (of the Covenant), for it had not been opened in Israel from the day of the death of Eleazar and Joshua…” This reading is also confirmed in the translation by Geza Vermes “The Dead Sea Scrolls in English” pg 100. Interesting we have a “sealed” book which btw means HIDDEN. We are still tracking.   Now in another DSS text, newly translated called “The Test of a True Prophet” we find what seems to be this same “sealed book“. The text speaks of a procedure to test a “prophet who arises” to see if he is speaking truth in accordance with all the statues of Yahweh your Elohim. If not this “prophet must be put to death”. It seems there were secret “laws” unknown to the generality of Israel that were kept in or near the Ark. The High Priest retired there and studied to determine whether the prophet was true or false. While there are many locutions in the text the gist of which says “there he (the High Priest) shall study (all the commandments of) the Lord, comparing all the laws that have been kept secret from you. Finally he shall emerge into the presence of all the leaders of the assembly. ” To render a verdict. To see if heads are gonna roll.

Sounds Harsh. But when you are in a war and someone tries to intercept, change or confuse the orders what happens. Preicsely.

Over and over we find the same story being told. Mysteries, Secrets, Sealed Up. And to add drama the last generation gets to finally and fully “bring to the light” this highly esteemed knowledge in all of its ramifications. “For everything hidden is meant to be revealed, and everything concealed is meant to be brought to light. “Mark 4:22. The Book of Enoch tells us that Enoch’s “eyes were opened by Yahweh Adonai” and he “heard everything from them, and I understood what I saw: but not for this generation, but for a distant generation that will come.” Here is a marathon run thru scriptures you can look up to confirm this inconvenient truth! 

Dan 12:9 “Go now, Daniel, for what I have said is kept secret and sealed until the time of the end.

Dan 12:4 “But you, Daniel, keep this prophecy a secret; seal up the book until the time of the end…”

Dan 2:22 “It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, And the light dwells with Him.

Is 29:10 “For the LORD has poured out upon you a spirit of deep sleep, and has closed your eyes (the prophets), and covered your heads (the seers).

Is 29:11 The entire vision will be to you like the words of a sealed book, which when they give it to the one who is literate, saying, “Please read this,” he will say, “I cannot, for it is sealed.”

Is 8:16 “Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.

Amos 3:7 “For the Lord GOD does nothing without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets.

Dan 2:47 “The king answered Daniel and said, “Surely your God is a God of gods and a Lord of kings and a revealer of mysteries, since you have been able to reveal this mystery.”

Ps 78:2 “I will open my mouth with a parable; I will utter hidden things, things from of old.”

Wisdom 2:2 “And they knew not the secrets of God..”

Suffice it to say we have  a theme. This is many times referred to as true “wisdom and knowledge” but to just unpack those 2 words is a whole blog. Let me go quickly to one of  my favorite texts from the Dead Sea Scrolls called “The Secret of the Way Things Are” …just the title alone says it all. But some phrases lifted from translations confirms our premise. “….you, enlightened one…..will understand the awesome secrets of the wonders of Elohim….you will know truth and evil, wisdom and falsehood, the world eras and the eternal punishment…..For the Elohim of knowledge is the council of Truth and in the secret of the way things are…..and with the faculty of understanding the secrets of His purposes are made known…” Clearly all our writers of all these divergent texts from all ages and stages of history are saying the same thing.  Nothing new under the sun.

But I will close out in the New Testament lest someone think this is all” old covenant” thinking. The combarable NT word in the Greek is mysterion # 3466, translated mystery. Now this is a solvable mystery, one you are to pursue and figure out! Seek and you shall find.  We have established Y’shua was fully versed and carrying forward this tradition handed down from Enoch and Moses. Paul also was fully initiated and got a few of the “Mysteries” of El that were going to start playing out in his day. Lets do our last scripture run thru.

Rom 11:25 “For I do not want you, brethren, to be uninformed of this mystery….”

Rom 16:25 “Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which has been kept secret for long ages past…”

1 Corth 2:7 “But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory.

1 Corin 4:1 “So then, men ought to regard us as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.

Eph 3:3-4 “that by revelation there was made known to me the mystery, as I wrote before in brief. By referring to this, when you read you can understand my insight into the mystery of Christ.”

Eph 3:9 “and to illuminate for everyone the stewardship of this mystery, which for ages past was hidden in God, who created all things.

It should be apparent that Yahweh has hidden in plain sight what I like to call “his intel” his most secret plans …hidden from his enemy but revealed to his true prophets and servants. From here on out I want to start disseminating some “keys” I have discovered. Backed up by scripture and confirmed by the prophets.

Now my whole point in bringing forth this inconvenient truth ..IS THAT YOU CAN”T MAKE IT UP”. And most importantly it is not “gnostic” as defined by the Nag Hammadi codices, which I do not consider part of Yahweh Elohim’s wisdom tradition.  This has all been established before the foundations of the world.  Gentile Christians especially need to humble themselves and become Torah scholars and sages, the “kings and priests” scripture tells us we are. We need to repent of all the “doctrines of demons” as Paul says that will be in the church at the end of the age. We need to get down to business, believe this, and as do Enoch said the job of the Elect in the last generation was… to get back these “keys”. Lets get our marching orders straight from this Patriarch, Enoch, the 7th from Adam. The Book of Enoch prophecies in chpt 104 :10 “And now I know this MYSTERY,  that sinners will alter and pervert the words of righteousness in many ways, and will speak wicked words, and lie, and practice great deceits, and write books concerning their words. 11. But when they (the Elect) write down truthfully all my words in their languages, and do not change or diminish aught from my words but write them all down truthfully–all that I first testified concerning them. 12. Then, I know another MYSTERY, that books will be given to the righteous and the wise to become a cause of joy and uprightness and much wisdom. 13. And to them shall the books be given, and they shall believe in them and rejoice over them, and then shall all the righteous who have learnt therefrom all the paths of uprightness be recompensed.”

Praise Yah he had, has and always will have a plan for the righteous.

Blessings as you walk on these shalom paths.

 

#2 ROSE COLORED GLASSES

20170114_122310Now that you know the  systematic theology I use in my biblical research, which is PARDES, I need to clue you into my most important presuppositions.  This will help as I pull back and give an overview of this garden, you will see what has colored my “vision”

First I believe in what is commonly called in the Hebrew Roots movement, the Two House Theology. I have a 14 video playlist series on my youtube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwFL74NQA9Alist=PLPCn3SySotnSMLA7FvQ6JbuCC1SxTjOn5)  that will get you up to speed fast. This is one of the most important truths being restored to the Elect today.  You will never understand The Bible and Yahweh’s march through history if you do not understand  how “at many times and in many ways”,  as Hebrews states,  God has accomplished his purposes.  In other words Yah has used many different strategies and people groups to get Adam’s seed saved, and it’s not over yet. By taking advantage of All Israel being divided into Two Houses, each with their own prophecies and destinies, he has proved himself true to his own word that “all things work together for good”.  In the Palestinian and Jerusalem Targums we are given a very important nuance to Gen 49:1 that has been missed by many.  First, Jacob tells his sons his goal in gathering them together “I will teach you the concealed end, the secret mysteries, the recompense of reward for the just, and the punishment of the wicked, and the blessedness of Eden, what it is.”  We know that from Judah would be kings and rulers but a little less know is that they would be the scribal house for all the 12 tribes. In the Gen 49: 10 when speaking to Judah he says that “dominion shall not pass away from the house of Jehuda, nor the saphra from his children’s children for ever” (Targum Onkelos).  Again  “nor sapherim teaching the law from his seed” (Targum Pseudo-Jonathan). Saphra is an Aramaic word that means scribe, teachers of the law or Torah scholar. Yah, knowing the future, entrusted Judah to keep the writings in the House. All of them. Ephraim was going to be scattered to the wind, becoming gentiles; they would grow darker and darker from the understanding of who they were and the covenant their forefathers signed onto at Mt. Sinai.  Not a sure bet if you want to preserve the most precious writings in the world for future generations. The older brother was going to prove much more stable and reliable, at least as far as keeping written and oral traditions. This is why Paul says in Rom 9:4 that his people, the House of Judah had “…covenants and the receiving of the law…” among other things. Praise Yah we have this rich tradition, this root system to go back to. Zech 8:23-23  prophecies that “many peoples and mighty nations will come to seek the LORD of hosts and that…in those days ten men from all the nations will grasp the garment of a Jew, saying, “Let us go with you, for we have heard that Elohim is with you.” The Jews today are our go-to source for all things “Hebrew Roots”.  Finally, today people are starting to understand that yes Yahshua was a “Jewish Rabbi” and that the  apostles, teachers and prophets who were also tasked with carrying forward his message were also of this scribal tradition.

So there you have it. Life should be so simple. But it is not.

My second presupposition is that any critical thinker today or Bible researcher should go back and read all the primary texts being restored to the Elect. This includes the books of the Bible, alongside works called extra biblical; texts referred to as apocryphal, pseudographical and apocalyptic. This includes the writings coming back to us “from out of the earth” , as in the Dead Sea Scrolls. To quote the gist of one Scroll scholar, Rachel Eilor from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem “we found texts that even the most learned among our people did not know even existed.”  In other words, while you take your favorite translation of the Bible to your weekly service it must be understood that there is a whole library back at the ranch that is backing up, explaining, referencing, and elucidating your text. There are histories, commentaries, peshers, legends and even older translations from other “denominations”; volumes and volumes of accepted writings that give the bigger picture down to the tiniest detail. Who wants to bring a suitcase to church?

Now in my first blog I ended by telling you that I am all about unpacking the SOD (hidden or mystical) level of understanding.  I call this the PhD level.  Now I do not purport to have completely attained this advanced or “initiated” skill set. Nor do I have any “worldly credentials” behind my name and I do not intend to get any. Mostly the Ruach and I just plug away, text by text, precept by precept, climbing Jacob’s ladder into higher levels of “wisdom and understanding”.  This now includes trying to learn some Hebrew, the language of creation!  Kefa (Peter) upon receiving one of his greatest revelations was told by Yahshua that “flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven.”  He got this revelation straight from the top! This is my third presupposition.  That the Father himself ” is a rewarder of those that diligently seek him.” Matt 16:17

Portions of Torah on their many levels can be figured out. To me the key is to remain a bit flexible because as  Paul states “we all know in part and prophecy in part”. (1 Cor. 13:9)  We are always growing in this game of “what is truth”.  A puzzle is not complete with gaping holes in it. An elder, biblically,  is one who by reason of use is able to rightly divide the word of truth, being able to put in the right file system, the nuanced meaning of a scripture. This is easy when it is history or a  place or date.  But hints of parabolic language that point to deeper meanings get a little trickier. The Gospel of Philip tell us that “the mysteries of truth are revealed through type and image.”  The Essenes who were known as “keepers of the secrets” were described by Philo as ” zealous in the writings of the ancients”.   They were taught by learned persons–the “wise” among them– the meaning of symbols “in accordance with an ancient method of inquiry” (Omn. Prob.Lib.80-82). This is a very deep well. Some say the supernal knowledge of our Patriarchs goes back to the Garden. I say, why wouldn’t it? When Adam and Eve left Paradise, no verse tells us that they had to check their brains at the door. Already early in the Genesis story we are told their two boys Cain and Abel brought offerings of fruits and the firstborn fat portions of the flock. Who told or taught them to do this? What is the origin of this ritual?  In Soncico Zohar, Bemidbar Sec. 3, the sage tells us “How goodly are the ways and paths of the Torah, since it is full of good counsel for man, and every word of it radiates light in many directions.” Just as there is light we see from the sun we know the greatest brightness is one that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Yahshua says he is the light of the world. If that were true on a literal level everyone would see him. End of discussion. But there is more to our understanding then meets the eye. We are told of a time when the “The moon will shine like the sun, and the sunlight will be seven times brighter, like the light of seven full days, when the LORD binds up the bruises of his people and heals the wounds he inflicted.” (Is 30:26).  Interpreting this in a spiritually deeper way, the prophet is telling us that there will be a day with a light that is brighter than anything we have ever encountered. There is coming a day of Torah revelation and understanding that is so bright it will burn up all the chaff…and, poof, the wind will just blow it all away, when all the mysteries of God are complete. This will occur in the last days as Enoch says “when the books are opened up” …the “keys to the kingdom are restored” and all of Yah’s people will be Talmudim Chachmim or fully initiated Torah scholars. “No longer will each one teach his neighbor or his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ because they will all know Me, from the least of them to the greatest.”

Back to my first presupposition on the Two Houses of Israel, the combined Torah scholarship of Judah and returning Ephraim will tip the scale in favor of the restoration of all truth. As promised in 2 Baruch 77:15-16 ” And I answered and said unto them ‘Shepherds and lamps and fountains come from the law: And though we depart, yet the law abides.  If therefore you have respect to the law,  and are intent upon wisdom, a lamp will not be wanting, And a shepherd will not fail, And a fountain will not dry up.”

I say… shine on Yahweh…water your garden from deep wells below and light from above.

Next ….keys…and sealed mysteries……Shalom paths to you this day!

 

 

# 1 A ROSE IS STILL A ROSE… NO MATTER WHAT YOU CALL IT

1-ledge2In this life, what do you consider to be the most precious thing we can receive from our Creator? Many believe it is His Word, the Bible, or His Torah, His instructions, depending on your choice of descriptive words. For the believer in Mashiach, we receive this Word or logos in Greek as a spiritual impartation, changing our fallen nature into something higher and eternal via the new birth. We also believe we gain entrance to this world of truth via the Ruach or Holy Spirit.  For many this settles the matter.  But I would that life were so simple. Upon digging deeper into the roots and growths of this “truth”,  it becomes readily apparent that if too many cooks spoil the pot, then too many gardeners planting all over the place have the same effect. Using the garden analogy, it can be a daunting task to try and make this Word orderly, coherent, understandable and tame especially for linear minds.  Not to mention trying to weed out or eliminate thorns from this  vineyard.

For the one who would like to begin taming this overgrown garden of competing theologies with its myriads of texts the other “good news” is …there is help!

From one wise sage I quote: (The saint’s) “… labor in Torah needs to be, Pardes, and do not think that they will reveal to him secrets of Torah when he is empty of knowledge, as it is written,  Elohim gives wisdom to the wise. ”

Our older brother Judah has long had exegesis techniques that keep things neat and tidy. Our prophets, sages and biblical writers have developed rules of engagement for these “flowers of truth” so weeds don’t get out of hand. The newbie also can get so overwhelmed he does not know where  to start in the task of maintaining his little piece of paradise. This system is called PARDES and is the primary textural exegesis (critical explanation or interpretation of a text, especially of scripture) used in scripture.  In Greek and Hebrew the word “pardes” means enclosure, park, garden or paradise and refers to the Garden of Eden. In the new Testament you can find the word used 3 times.  It is where Paul goes in a vision when he is “taken up into paradise, where he heard things too wonderful to tell.” (2 Cor. 12:4)   It is where in Rev 2:7 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise (garden) of El.” Lastly it is where Yahshua tells the thief he will be going after his conversion on the cross. In the Old Testament the word for garden is “gan” and we get a little more information because together with its root word it means a fenced or enclosed garden. Its first usage is Gen 2:8 where we are told  “The LORD God planted a garden toward the east, in Eden; and there He placed the man whom He had formed.” In Chapters 2-3 of Genesis we are given some of the most important information about the most important garden in all of human history.

These verses are perfect examples of why we need a little help. Already we have a garden that is in heaven and on earth!

But surprise, surprise, there is another reason the sages use this word. It is a very clever acronym for their system of biblical interpretation. Drop the vowels and you have PRDS.

Each letter now has a specific file cabinet.

In this 4-fold Midrashic system each level goes deeper and is more encrypted than the one before it. Now all the interesting nuances, allegorical and parabolic language along with archeological findings have places to go. Now we can avoid confusion, stay sane and in harmony with one another. We just need an awesome secretary. I would like to suggest that is one of the primary roles of the Ruach….. to tell us where things go.

P is for Pashat. Which is literal meaning….this is the happy place for fundamentalists. Yes there is a plain meaning we can all agree on. This is where a tree is a tree,  a river a river and a ROSE IS A ROSE. Everything our natural senses are telling us with no monkey business or, Yah forbid, some kind of “gnostic” hidden agenda here.  This is where all your names, places, people and things go. This is the classification spot for everything, even the parts we believe are true that are lost to history. Actually the Rabbi’s will tell us that this is the most important level. It keeps us all tethered to the same reality. Yet even here you have issues in the game of “what is truth”. Because while it can be documented beyond a shadow of a doubt that there was a historical figure called Jesus who was called “King of the Jews” quite obviously that is not a unaminous given in its literal meaning. Still this is the best place for “the literalists” among us.

Next is R which stands for Remez which is where we begin to see our first hint that things are not always what they seem. There is a hint that reality as we want to define it is fraying at the edges. In Gen 3 in this famous garden serpents talk, you can eat fruit that from one player in the story opens your eyes and to another it makes you die.  The Lord God, Yahweh Elohim, can be heard walking in this garden and He talks directly to those in it. So now we definitely have “hints” and peculiarities that force us to acknowledge that there is more going on below the surface. Literary writers love this tool….you can build all sorts of tension and depth into a good story. You can start to imply things to get your reader ready for some deeper applications. Language is such a wonderful thing! We are told in one of the oldest and most esoteric books of all Judaism, The Sefer Yetzirah, that El created the worlds using voice, number and text. That is just a HINT of where we are going!

The third file system is D for Drash.  This is where teachers, preachers, our Talmudic sages and expounders of the law have created whole libraries of deep expository applications of a few simple laws, the famous ten. The Drash is the moral of the story.  Here you can search for and find homiletic, typological, allegorical interpretations and applications. The more creative the better but there are rules. You cannot leave the Pashat or literal level in the dust and fly away to some fancy tower no one can get to. Or brazenly contradict a plain meaning. Here scripture is used best to interpret scripture. The more of the parts you can find to make a whole thesis, the better. Remember Ps 119:160a “The sum of Your word is truth”. Just like there are 613 mitzvahs according to the great medieval  Sage Rashi so there are myriads of ways to apply truth to our lives.

The last level is S for Sod. To let the texts speak here we find  “deep waters” “hidden chambers” or “sealed knowledge”.  Here, held and reserved, is the sweet wine to be savored and enjoyed after a full banquet of delicacies. Yahshua himself told us that he saved the best wine for last. This file is where you find all the “holy or secret mysteries” the “keys to the kingdom” or “higher wisdom”.  Teachings are kept here and are intelligible only to the wise, the initiated, the Torah scholar. This is where those who are wise can explain a riddle, a paradox or a dark saying. Words, meanings and phrases are often refered to as apocryphal, arcane, occult, esoteric, mystical, sublime. At this table only those who can eat meat and drink strong wine can sit. This is what 2 Esdras 14:46-47 says about secret books:  “But keep the seventy that were written last, in order to give them to the wise among your people. For in them is the spring of understanding, the fountain of wisdom, and the stream of knowledge. ” This is a system involving  letter permutations, gramatica and encrypted coded words.  Here we encounter an Oral Tradition of transmission of theses secrets. Here our garden comes alive and all the colors, textures, forms and fragrances have meaning and reach into other worlds where truly the Lord God, our Yahweh Elohim, walks in the cool of the day enjoying fellowship with those who have been invited to his enclosed garden….May you walk on these shalom paths today enjoying all the beauty of this great garden called the WORD of LIFE!!

This is where this blog is going…..into the sublime, supernal, ethereal and eternal WORD of Elohim…… I hope you subscribe and come along!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the Liz McGee blog site!

I am a primary text researcher and teacher exploring our Hebrew Roots and the Essene origins of our faith. My YouTube channel  offers  many cutting-edge insights being restored for the elect in these last days.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqki1V_mIrwL-8oKJj8tRiQ?view_as=subscriber

This  blog site will give greater depth, insight and added details to my research.

I believe we are the last generation before the return of Yahshua. It’s time to get oil in your lamp!