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The Lord tells me that we have reached a climax in our studies. You may have noticed that, over these last few months at least, the intensity with which the revelation has come down has been phenomenal. I felt that we were on a race and trying to achieve a particular goal. I did not know where we were headed, but it was so intense that I had to really make a concerted effort to contain the revelation that was coming down myself. I do not know where you all are. The Lord tells me that we reached the climax that we were racing towards. We reached the top of the mountain. It does not mean that there is no more revelation, but we reached the point that He was striving to bring us to at this time, and that point is the revelation that there is a second born-again experience.
The Scripture says He does not do anything unless He tells his prophets first. We are all his prophets, so I believe that that experience is coming. And it was really, really important that we knew about it before it happened, or it could have hindered the happening. That is what we were racing for with all of that intense revelation that has been coming down for the last few months, this understanding that there is a second born-again experience.
The Lord is directing us to the New Testament. I do not really see any new revelation coming down at this time, because He is using everything He has taught us to translate, or interpret, the New Testament in a more understandable manner. There are some very good translations out there. I told you all I pretty much listen to the New Living Translation every day on my Daily Devotions, but when I study, I study with the King James. Why is that? Because the New Living Translation amplifies. They do not do it that often, but they do amplify, and they do not tell you that it is an amplification. In other words, if the word just says he, they could change it to Messiah, something like that. When I amplify, I put the amplified words in brackets, and when the Amplified Bible amplifies, they also put it in brackets. But the New Living Testament does not put it in brackets, so you think that that is exactly what the apostles said, and it is not what the apostles said. The big issue we are coming up against today is that the New Testament, when it says Christ, or when it just says he, the whole Church assumes it is Jesus, the Lord Jesus Christ, when it is not. It is Ancient Adam, the Son of God. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and Ancient Adam, the Son of God. There is an older brother and a younger brother. Ancient Adam is the Son of God and the Word of God. That is what we are going to be doing primarily. We are going to be translating the New Testament. I do not know how far this is going to go, but as of now, this is my understanding. In the near future, we are going to be working in the New Testament, translating it with the understanding of Kabbalah to render a more perfectly understandable translation for the brethren who are willing to accept it.
We are translating in the Book of Colossians today, and I hope to do the whole book. I believe there are four chapters. I have the whole translation of Colossians, Chapter 1 for you today. I will start with an exhortation on the Alternate Translation, and then we will go back. There are just a couple of places where the word is different. It is a much easier translation than doing the Old Testament, but I see the subtleties are very, very profound, and this is a major, major issue at this time to introduce to the Church the concept of Ancient Adam (Primordial Adam, Adam Kadmon), and show the many times that the Church thinks the Scripture is talking about the Lord Jesus Christ, when it is really Ancient Adam. The Lord wants that cleared up.
I cannot blame the Church. I do not know how they could have thought any differently. The truth of the matter is that, to attribute the creation of the world to Jesus of Nazareth, a man born of a man and a woman 2,000 years ago, is considered idolatry. The whole Church is in idolatry. The Church is in a lot of trouble, and the Lord has to get them out of it. However He is going to do it, our job is to reveal the truth to them as He gives it to us. For some reason, we started with the Book of Colossians, and I expect to go through, at least, all of the epistles. We will see where we go from there; we will take it a message at a time.
I want to review the Kabbalah of being born-again, because we are not being born-again. It is Righteous Adam who is being born-again, and when Righteous Adam is born-again, then he has to have a baby. It is Righteous Adam that has the baby. You need to understand that. Righteous Adam, although he is male to us, and he is called male in the Scripture, is androgynous. He is male and female, so he is capable of reproduction, from that point of view. Adam is to have a child; the man-child. The woman clothed with the sun (Rev 12:1) is actually the female aspect of Righteous Adam. It is Righteous Adam manifesting in his female capacity. Adam is to have the child. The father of the child is Elohim. Adam is the female in relation to Elohim. It is the child that is born that will save us when we bear that child. We are saved in childbearing; the Church is saved in childbearing (1 Tim 2:15).
We do have a first born-again experience; we receive the Holy Spirit, and it is a wonderful experience in our life. It is the birth of a new life; it is a birth of a new aspect of our existing human life. The second born-again experience is the rebirth of Righteous Adam (called the Second Adam), and that birth is going to change our life radically. Those of us that are already following God, we have the Spirit. We are led by the Spirit to some degree, and our life is blessed because of our relationship with God through the Holy Spirit, but when the Second Adam is raised from the dead, the Second Adam is righteous and holy. I heard a good definition of holiness recently from a preacher, but I do not remember his name. His definition of holiness is someone who successfully follows God's laws. That is what makes you holy, if you successfully follow God's laws, and you can only do that by the Spirit.
When the Second Adam is born in us, we are going to become holy, because he will be our new self. He will be the primary self. He is going to suppress our sin nature. He is going to suppress Leviathan and overcome Satan in the unconscious part of our mind. We see that there is a transition period from the first born-again experience to the second born-again experience, which is a journey towards holiness. There is no way you are going to have the second born-again experience without dealing with your sin nature, because when the Second Adam rises, he is going to utterly pulverize your sin nature, and you will not rise at all, unless you have been doing the best you could all along of pulverizing your sin nature so that he can rise. Then, when he rises, he finishes the job. He does not destroy your sin nature, because to destroy your sin nature means to destroy your body. He will just put him completely underfoot. Will we be actually sinless at that point? I do not know. I do not think so, because I do not see how you can be sinless when you are in the body of sin. This is the body of sin.
That is the mystery the Church does not know anything about. How does this second born-again experience happen to us? That is what I want to review for you. It is Adam that is being born in us again in his righteous state, because we (humanity) are fallen Adam. Adam was androgynous. He was male and female. His male aspect, or his male side, was placed in authority over his female side by Jehovah, so that the man (mankind, Adam) could be in right order for Elohim to join with him and impregnate him. At the time of the fall, the man had not matured enough to become impregnated. His lack of maturity meant that his male side was not fully joined to, or integrated with (I am not sure what the right word is); blended with his female side. They were separate. They were together in the same place, but they were separate. They had to be fully blended, which blending would have made Adam a viable female egg that Elohim could have fertilized. Before the two sides of Adam became firmly blended into an egg, his female side betrayed its own self. It is like betraying yourself, an example in the world today would be an autoimmune disease.
An autoimmune disease is your own body betraying you; you are attacked by your own cells, your own antibodies. Adam had an autoimmune disease. He was attacked by his own female side, which resulted in the death of the male side of Adam in the garden. He died because his female side married somebody else, and that union produced an offspring, because the material substance of the creation which forms the body; the material substance of the creation which forms this whole world, is attached to the female. When she betrayed her male counterpart and married the snake, she took with her the ability to produce a world (she and the snake produced a world). They produced a child, which is this world, and humanity is the high point of this world. We are not mankind anymore. Mankind is androgynous. Humanity is female only.
The female side of Adam joined with the snake and produced a female world which dies from generation to generation. It is not an immortal world. When the male and female chromosomes were joined into an egg, and that egg was fertilized by Elohim, the offspring of that union would have been an immortal mankind; an immortal, androgynous man that would have lived forever. There was an accident. Humanity is an accident, and Adam is the man who died and became us, the female humanity. Humanity is the First Adam in a fallen, corrupted state. Actually, we are the First Adam in adultery with the snake.
We found out that the snake is Sophia, the aspect of wisdom that is very high. As I understand it, the only one higher than Sophia is Primordial Adam. She separated from Ancient Adam and is in competition with Binah, the Mother of the God World of Atzilut, who brought forth Adam HaRishon, which is the Hebrew word for Adam that Jehovah put in the garden. Sophia, who is actually in a higher spiritual plane than Binah, the Mother of the God World of Atzilut, brought forth Adam HaRishon in the World of Creation, underneath the God World of Atzilut. Sophia was present, because before time began, everything was there in the same place.
There was a competition between Sophia and the wisdom of Ancient Adam, the Malkhut of a higher world than Atzilut; a world that existed before Atzilut. Sophia is more ancient than Binah of the God World of Atzilut. The two women are fighting over the child. We read about that in Solomon's judgment in 1 Kings (1 Kings 3:16-28). Both women are claiming the child is theirs, and Sophia is saying that Binah, because she is attached to Jehovah, can give this child (this whole creation, but primarily humanity) eternal life. Sophia is saying to Binah, I will see that child dead before you have her, and that is where we are right now.
The female aspect of Adam in the garden joined with Sophia, the snake. Humanity and the whole world that we are a part of (which is our environment) is the child, which is the whole world that the female aspect of Adam brought into existence through her adultery and her transgression. The Lord made another start. He created Atzilut, and He raised up Binah of the God World of Atzilut. The creation that Binah was bringing forth was stolen. Not only did the woman commit adultery, but after that, God raised up Atzilut, and Binah was bringing forth Adam HaRishon in the World of Creation under the World of Atzilut, and then Adam was corrupted.
Jehovah has been working ever since that fall to restore the masculine element to the fallen woman. Jehovah is the authority, but the woman, the one that does the action, is the Shekinah. His inner female dimension is like the female lioness; she is the one that carries out His will. She has been trying to join with the fallen woman, who is in an ongoing act of spiritual sexual intercourse with the snake, Sophia. He has been trying to join the male element to humanity. Who is the male element? When the female aspect of Adam joined with the snake, the male element, which is Jehovah's breath, went back into potential. It went back into the womb of Binah. Binah, the Mother, has the seed. The Mother carries the seed of the Father. Ever since the fall, Binah has been trying to impart that seed to the First Adam, but every time Binah tries, Satan and Leviathan kill the seed or kill the person that carries the seed. The bottom line is that due to a special plan, God raised up Israel, and out of Israel He raised up and glorified Jesus, and now Christ Jesus is the only mediator between God and man (1 Tim 2:5).
Sometimes the Scripture says we are saved by His blood, and sometimes it says we are saved by His Spirit. His blood is His soul, and depending on the message God is giving us, the Scripture either says we are saved by His Spirit or we are saved by His soul. That is an interesting point that will come up in the exhortation.
This is what is happening: The Lord Jesus Christ sends forth the Holy Spirit with the seed that pierces our human spirit, and that is the new female seed, because the Lord Jesus Christ Himself is female. The seed that He delivers to us is the female chromosome of the female seed. Then we have to get the male chromosome with the female seed to become the whole Adam. You will see that the whole Adam is a significant symbol is Colossians, Chapter 1. Who is the whole Adam? The whole Adam is the First Adam and the Second Adam together. The First Adam is the female side only, and the Second Adam is the male side. Together you have the male and female Adam, which raises the androgynous Adam from the dead. The whole Adam is the androgynous Adam, which is male and female, and that is the whole Adam. We are not the whole Adam. We are the female side, or the female chromosome, of the Adam who was in the garden, but we are not just the female chromosome. We are in sin; we are in transgression because we are joined to Sophia instead of Imma, Binah of Atzilut. We are joined to the wrong one.
You say, Pastor Sheila, what do you mean, we are joined to a woman? I thought we had to be joined to a man. Everything is opposite in the Scripture. Incest is legal in the Scripture. We are the female chromosome of the female side of the creation, and it is Shekinah, the female aspect of Jehovah, who carries the male seed. She carries the seed in humanity. It takes a man to deliver the seed to the woman in the spiritual world. It is the woman who carries the seed of the male to the woman. If you cannot get that, you need to go back to square one.
We receive the female chromosome of the female seed through the Holy Spirit, and there are two ways you can get the male chromosome. Either you have inherited it through the genome, meaning that the soul you are an incarnation of was present at Mount Sinai when Jehovah imparted that male chromosome, or you can get it from someone who is preaching, who has that male chromosome, like me. You can get it through the spirit of the words that I preach to you, if God wills it to happen to you.
The process we have discussed so far is that the goal of the male and female chromosome is to make them one, to blend them, and that is not so easy, because the female chromosome of the First Adam is warring against the male chromosome of the Second Adam. When you get the male chromosome, either by inheritance or through me, that is the male chromosome of the female seed of the Second Adam. The female chromosome of the First Adam is still present in the individual. When the male chromosome of the Second Adam tries to join with the female chromosome that you receive through the Holy Spirit, there is a warfare, an opposition that rises up from Satan and Leviathan in the very individual where that union is trying to take place.
We will take, as an example, a person who is the First Adam, who is all female, no longer androgynous, and in sin, she is married to Sophia, and Sophia is manifesting. We have a human being who has a carnal mind, an old man, and we have the female chromosome of the female seed of the Second Adam, and that is bad enough—if she can, she will try to stop you from serving God. She will try to stop you from believing in Jesus. Who? The existing carnal mind, the female side of the First Adam joined to Sophia, the snake. They are Satan and Leviathan.
Then, when the male chromosome of the Second Adam tries to join with the female chromosome that we receive through the Holy Spirit, there is a big war. Satan and Leviathan does not want that union to take place, but when the believer overcomes, and the male and female chromosome join, then the male and female chromosome, as one unit, burn with fire the female and male chromosome of the First Adam. The burning is first, and it becomes a lump of coal, and the incense comes down. It is a continuous burning, because as long as we are in this body, the First Adam exists.
So, what has happened to us? The person that has this experience has become a viable female egg, with the warlike elements of the First Adam completely underfoot, as a continuous burning. The warlike elements of the First Adam have become a lump of coal that is continuously burning from the incense, and it is the viable female egg of the Second Adam that is burning it. The person that has this experience is now ready to be impregnated by Elohim, who has the male seed.
There is a male and female side that produces a viable female egg. That is what we are fighting to achieve right now, and it involves the burning of our sin nature. If you are not burning your sin nature, you do not have it. If you are burning your sin nature, God will tell you whether the male and female chromosome have blended and become a viable egg. Are you capable of becoming impregnated with the man-child? That is what we are striving for right now. It appears that I may be in that condition. What we are hoping for is that the next step will happen to me first, and then to all of you.
The next step we are hoping will happen is that Elohim, who carries the male seed, will come down and join with the female seed in me, and then there has to be a birth. A whole new creature is coming into existence called the man-child, and we read about it in the Book of Revelation, Chapter 12; it is called the calf. If you look up the word calf (I think it is translated calf in the King James), it means something that has been born. It is different than the ox of Ezekiel's four-sided man. It is something that has been born.
We are all thinking that we have been born-again, we have all had this experience, and we not only have not had this experience of the new birth, but we are striving to become a viable female egg who can become impregnated. When the Second Adam in us, that will be impregnated by Elohim, gives birth to that man-child, it will change us forever. I do not have all the details, but we will become very spiritually powerful. We will have miracle-working power; certainly we will have miracle-working power to heal and deliver. What our role will be in dealing with the evil elements of this world, I still do not fully understand, but what is going to happen is going to be different than what happened with Jesus. I believe Jesus gave birth to the man-child. He had miracle-working power.
I do not know how to distinguish between the pregnant Second Adam and the Second Adam that has already had the child. Either there is no separation between the impregnation or the birth—either in God it is an instant thing, or if it is not an instant thing—I do not know how to separate the two. We know how to recognize the child, and I am thinking of the Scripture that says, And she gave birth to a child, and he was caught up to God's throne (Rev 12:5). There are two steps, and I do not know how to recognize the impregnation. The caught up to God's throne means spiritual authority, the spiritual authority of the Second Adam, but I do not know how to recognize the impregnated Second Adam.
That is where we are right now. To be born-again means that a whole new creature will be born in us, and that experience will largely nullify our human life. I am largely led by the Spirit, but I am still so very human. I just really am. I do not know what the experience will be, but the life of the person will be completely given over to God, much more so than the way I describe my life to you now. I do not even understand it fully myself, but it will be the full power of God.
We are the house for the child that is being born. We are the womb that the child is being born in, and He will be totally the preeminent one. All I know is that we will be happy. To the carnal mind, it sounds terrible that our life will become next to nothing, because we must decrease so that He can increase (John 3:30), but our consciousness will be with Him. It is going to be us, if you can hear this: our consciousness is being born as this man-child. It is not that the man-child is being born and we are back here, pushed to the background. Our consciousness will be incarnate in, or a part of, this man-child. Our consciousness will be included in the new birth, so we will be experiencing the positive aspect of that man-child, and the part of us that will be pushed to the background will be the First Adam, which, at that point, will no longer be in adultery. The First Adam will be the skin of the Second Adam. The Second Adam is the spiritual man. The First Adam is the skin of the Second Adam, and not significant. That is the behemah. But the consciousness of the behemah will be included in the man-child. That is the privilege that we are given the opportunity to have through Christ, to not be relegated to be a beast while there is a higher entity in us, living through us, but that our consciousness should actually be a co-heir to the soul of the new birth, and just our skin, just our flesh, will continue to be the house.
What will we lose? We will lose our lust; the lust of the flesh. We will be able to eat because Jesus ate after He was glorified, but the fact that we can eat does not mean that we will need to eat, because when the body is inhabited by the life of the man-child (which is a true eternal life); when a truly alive spiritual being is the permanent inhabitant of our house, that inhabitant will provide every need to the house. We read about that in the Book of Revelation. It talks about the New Jerusalem, the Holy City (Rev 21:2), that there will be no light there because the Lamb will be the light thereof. The Lamb is the creature that is born-again, the new birth. Because the Lamb will be the light, there will be no light there (Rev 21:23).
I do not know what is going to happen to this world, but the Scripture says we will not even need the light of the sun, moon and the stars, because everything that we could possibly need is going to be inside of us. Right now, everything that we need is outside of us; everything: food, water, love, affection, companionship. We need another person; everything is moving inside of us in the person of the new birth, so there is going to be a radical difference.
I not sure again what the difference of the symptoms are between the conception and the birth, or how long a period of time there is between the conception and the birth. I think I must have conceived Christ because the Lord is advertising; He is making known the second birth. You have to be pregnant before you can give birth, so unless the impregnation is coincidental with the birth (which I do not think it is, because in the Book of Revelation, it says, The child was born, and then he was caught up to his throne, or caught up to power), I have no way of knowing that I am impregnated, other than the Lord is announcing the actual birth, which is the catching up to power.
I hope I did not confuse you. I would like to have given that exhortation a little more smoothly, but I have questions in my mind, and that means we will probably be doing it again in the future, until I really have everything worked out in my own mind.
If nobody has any questions, we are going to take a look at the Book of Colossians, and try to understand Colossians from the point of knowledge the Lord has taught us: that Jesus was born 2,000 years ago, that He was born of a man and a woman, and He was an incarnation of Elijah. Elijah incarnated in Him, and Jesus overcame his fallen soul by the power of holiness that was given to Him through the mediator, Elijah, and His soul was saved. Jesus' soul was saved, and His Spirit was saved. His body turned to dust, because when His nefesh was pulled out of the bones of His body, the body turned to dust. The fact that a human person leaves a corpse behind means that the nefesh soul remained in the bones. Something spiritual remained in the body for the body to keep a form, which is the corpse. When everything that is spiritual is removed from the flesh, the flesh turns to dust. Jesus' body turned to dust. His Spirit was raised and His soul was raised. His neshamah soul was saved, and His nefesh soul, the soul of the body, was saved also.
COMMENT: Sheila, this is XXXX. I did have a question about being born-again. You mentioned something about we still sin because we are still in this body state. The Scripture talks about the fact that we will get a new body as well, so my question is, when does that take place?
PASTOR VITALE: The new body is for the glorified man, and I do not think that will happen until the eighth millennium. There are seven 1,000-year days; each 1000-year day is called a millennium, and we are in the sixth millennium right now. We have approximately 230 (or some odd) years to go to the end of this millennium, this sixth 1,000-year day. At that point, we will begin the seventh 1,000-year day. That is what longevity is all about, because immortality is not available to anybody until the seventh millennium. For those of us that go into longevity, the purpose of longevity is to keep us alive until immortality becomes available in the seventh millennium, and then we will live for 1,000 years, helping the other human beings on the face of the earth be converted into the Second Adam. At the end of the seventh millennium, and the onset of the eighth millennium, that is the day of circumcision. According to the Levitical law, the male child is circumcised on the eighth day, so those of us that go into longevity will be in this flesh for more than 1,200 years, but our sin nature will be greatly weakened. We will not be in the state that we are in now. Once the Second Adam is born in us, our sin nature will be greatly weakened, and we will spend 1,000 years helping humanity to experience what we experienced, and at the end of the seventh millennium, and the beginning of the eighth millennium, the physical body, the material body, will be circumcised, cut away from us. So, we have at least 1,200 years to go before that happens.
COMMENT: OK, thank you.
PASTOR VITALE: You are welcome.
COMMENT: Rose had a comment. She said, My thought is that there should be some physical sign that there is a pregnancy, like in the natural.
PASTOR VITALE: You are probably right. I just do not know what it is. I know that, for pregnancy in the natural, usually you find out you are pregnant because you start vomiting. That is really very interesting, what I just said. In the natural, one of the typical signs is that you become sick to your stomach and you vomit, and that is one of the signs of receiving deliverance, so maybe the sign you are pregnant is that you start receiving deliverance, but I do not know.
That is very interesting, Rose. If the sign that we are pregnant is that we start getting deliverance—I just really have to pray about that, because I have been saying all along that in New Order deliverance, the Lord does not really start showing you the sins of your heart, the sins of your mind that you do not even know you are committing, until Christ is present in you, because you would not survive. There is just no point in showing you the sins of the First Adam if the Second Adam is not ready to take his place. Maybe that is the pregnancy. I really have to think about it.
Let us take a look at the Book of Colossians. I will read you the King James, and then I would like to do an exhortation on the Alternate Translation. Then we can go back, and I will show you the few interesting challenges, which are not very many. Compared to what we have experienced with the Old Testament, not many explanations necessary for the change of the word.
1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother,
2 To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,
4 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints,
5 For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;
6 Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth:
7 As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ;
8 Who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit.
9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;
12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
18 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.
19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;
20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled
22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:
23 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;
24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church:
25 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God;
26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:
27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:
29 Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.
I have been saying for a long time that Christ is the image of the invisible God, but it is Adam Kadmon that is the image of the invisible God, and there could be a Scripture that says it is Christ. The whole mystery is that, in the New Testament, it does not say Ancient Adam; it does not say Adam Kadmon; it says Christ. The New Testament calls both Ancient Adam, Christ, and Christ in you, Christ, so there is just no way people without a background in Kabbalah could have understood the details that the Lord is bringing forth now.
Verses 14-15, In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature. Jesus is not even in this verse. There is nothing, I think, that I have read here so far, that is just about the Lord Jesus Christ. In all these verses, it does not say anything about Jesus.
Verse 16, For by him were all things created... To the Church, that verse says that even though Jesus was a man born 2,000 years ago, all things were created by Him. The Church needs an apostolic teacher they can trust and believe, or they are going to remain in idolatry and lose their opportunity. You will see, as we do the Alternate Translation, that what is being offered to them here is an opportunity. It is a conditional opportunity. Until you have it, you do not have it.
Verses 16:22, King James, For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible. Whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the Church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things he might have the preeminence. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell, and having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth or things in heaven. And you, that were sometimes alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreprovable in his sight.
Now, up until that point, any Christian reading these verses says, Well, I have that. Jesus died on the cross, and I have got that offer. But we do not. Verse 23 shows the condition: If we have all of that. If.
Verse 23, If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which you have heard, and which was preached at every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister. So, if you stop believing it, the promise is not yours. You have to believe it.
Verses 24-25, Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church, Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you to fulfill the word of God. What does that mean? I do not know.
Verses 26-27, Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
At this point, it is Christ in you; everything before that is Adam Kadmon.
Verse 28, Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus. But it does not say what they are being warned about, right? Everybody assumes they are being warned about hell, but that is not true.
Verse 28: Whereunto I also labor, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily. The whole Church (the most well-meaning Christian) thinks that all they have to do is believe that Jesus rose from the dead, and they have all His promises. The Lord was winking at that, meaning it was not a major concern to the Lord that His Church believed that they had all that because the real experience was not available yet. The actual experience of inheriting the promise was not available. The second birth was not available 2,000 years ago when this was preached. I think that is why the apostles died. The second birth was not available at that time; it was for the next generation. It is for this generation that is coming up. Today the Lord is preaching the truth to prepare the generation who will be eligible to have the whole experience. Actually, I think the Lord buried the truth because it would have been too painful for previous generations to hear about this and believe it was not for them. It was for another generation, so the Lord just hid the mystery. What was the point of hurting people's faith when the experience was not available to them?
History says that John was boiled in oil. I do not know who or which nation did that to him, but they boiled him in oil, and he did not boil. He walked out of the hot tub of boiling oil. They did not know what to do with him after that, so they exiled him to an island, and there he died of natural causes. Did you ever wonder about that, how a man could be boiled in oil, and it would not affect him, but then die of natural causes? You would think the power that stopped him from being hurt by the boiling oil would stop him from dying of natural causes, but that is not true. He had an experience with Jesus that protected his flesh, but he did not have the experience, at that point, that would have given him eternal life in the flesh. He did not have it. He had one experience but not the other experience.
What happened to John that boiling him in oil did not hurt him? He had some kind of imputed experience that the other apostles did not have. We are told that John is the one whose head was always on Jesus' breast (John 13:23). What that means is that John had a spirit tie with Jesus. He was not walking around with his head on Jesus' physical breast. He had a spirit tie, so he had something special that preserved his flesh, but what he had was not what he needed to preserve his life in the flesh. That experience was not available to the apostles 2,000 years ago, and it is just becoming available now at the end of this age. It is becoming available in the seventh millennium, which is the return to the immortality of innocence.
Alternate Amplified Translation, Colossians 1, Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus, by the will of God, and Timothy, our brother, writing to the saints and the faithful brethren in Christ at Colosse: Favor and peace from God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to you.
That word grace in the King James, I am saying favor. Favor is grace. We now know that the grace of God is the favor of God. They are writing this letter to the saints and the faithful brethren in Christ at Colosse. Favor and peace from God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to you. That is interesting. That word peace actually means peace, but there is another verse where the English word is peace but it is a different Greek word, and the Greek word does not mean peace. The word is something like blend, and I am applying the concept of the Sefirot to it. I will show it to you when we get to it.
Verse 2, We give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, and are praying for you always since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the agape love. Let me just review; there are three kinds of love: there is agape love, which is the God love; it is a sacrificial love, which means sometimes it is possible to not even particularly like the person, but if you are laying down your life for them, you love them. If you are sacrificing for them, you love them. We will see, as we go on in the Scripture, that Paul tells the brethren at Colosse that he experienced hardships because of them, that they caused depression in his body—it does not say it, but it is because of their resistance to hearing the truth about their sin nature. The apostles that have the ability to reveal the hidden sins of your heart are wounded by you. No one is supposed to be feeling guilty, but you need to know the truth, that even if you are doing your best to cooperate with them, Satan and Leviathan, your fallen nature, is fighting. Sometimes it is unconscious, and sometimes you are aware of it, and you are trying to beat it down, but we feel it anyway.
That is why I most humbly, greatly, greatly appreciate any one of you that will listen to me with an open heart, that trust me enough to know that if I am telling you I am revealing sin in you, that if I am telling you that your motive was wrong, or that you did something wrong, that I am doing it out of Christ in an attempt to help you. At least listen to me, and do the best you can to wrestle with it, and put it before the Lord to wrestle with it.
If you want to show your love for me, that is the way to do it. Everyone is OK over here, right? We do not have any problem in that area in the ministry right now, but the truth of the matter is, that if you will not do that for me, there is not any gift you could give me that would compensate for your giving me a hard time when I try to show you that you had a wrong motive somewhere, and you start fighting with me. There is no gift you could give me. There is nothing that you can do that would compensate for you raising up your pride against me, when I am just trying to help you by doing what God sent me to do for you, so that you might inherit eternal life. That is the reason for this understanding that God gives you, that you should be able to work with me, and trust me enough to believe that I am not trying to hurt you, but I am trying to help you; that I am the gift that Jesus sent to help you obtain eternal life. That is love, brethren. That is the agape love of the Lord Jesus Christ. Behaving in a manner that is described as agape love causes you pain, because you probably want to strike out. Agape love means not doing what your feelings tell you to do. Agape love is loving the unlovable and loving someone even though they are hurting you, for the sake of righteousness.
We give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, and are praying for you always since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the agape love that you have for all the holy ones. That is a translation of saints, for all of the holy ones. God knows we are not holy, but He calls us holy by faith, believing that the Holy One, which is Christ in you, will eventually grow up into Christ Jesus and overtake your fallen nature.
What we believe of people is what they become, or at least that is what the relationship becomes. It is deadly to say things to people like, You are just like your father, or, You are just like your mother, who was no good, or, I knew it the whole time that you were going to become an alcoholic, just like somebody else. That is pronouncing judgment on the person, even if it is true. Even if you see the exact symptoms in that person, you want to have hope that they are going to overcome it in Christ Jesus.
I had that type of situation with one of the brethren here. We were talking about a third party, trying to help them, and the person I was talking to said, Yes, that person will eventually do that sin. We had a discussion about that. It was the way the words were phrased. All the signs could be there that the person will never stand, and will surely succumb to that sin. We still do not want to pronounce that on them. If we are having a conversation about how we are going to help someone, and we want to talk about the reality of what looks like they surely will fall, we still do not want to say that. We want to use the conditional word might. Even though all the signs look like he is likely to fall, or might fall, we do not want to say he will fall, because that is a curse. We want to always be hoping for the best for every person, that they will get a miracle from God and will overcome, even though everything we see with our natural eyes indicates that it is not likely they will overcome. We cannot say they will not overcome, because we do not know what God is going to do for them. The Scripture says we should not even say, Goodbye, I will see you tomorrow. Everything we say should be Lord willing. We need to be very careful how we phrase our words.
Verse 4, Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and the agape love that you have for all of the holy ones, because you are expecting what is laid up for you in heaven,... You are expecting it. You have heard it preached, and now you are expecting it. ...that you heard about in the word of the Gospel of Truth. We need to understand there is only one gospel. There is only one circumcision, but there are many kinds of circumcision within the circumcision. There is only one gospel, but there are many gospels within that one gospel. This is the Gospel of Truth. This is not the Gospel of Promise.
You are expecting what is laid up for you in heaven, that you heard about in the word of the Gospel of Truth. That means you are not waiting for the rapture, because the rapture is not the Gospel of Truth. Expecting is a translation of the word hope. You are expecting that there is a new man, a spiritual body, laid up for you in heaven. You are expecting, you are hoping—actually, expecting is a much stronger word than hope. You are expecting that the Lord Jesus Christ is going to materialize in this earthen plane and put an end to the evil that is here.
I found out a hard truth just last night. I do not like this world. It is just very ugly, especially the pedophilia. It grieves me every day. I wound up listening to a video on YouTube the other day, and I guess I knew it, but I did not (you know it, but you did not know it), that pedophilia goes all the way back to the 1940s. My favorite times were the 1950s and 1960s, and it was good for me. The world looked wonderful compared to the way it looks now, but that pedophilia, the MK mind control, and all the abuse of the CIA, was still going on when life was good for me. There are very, very ugly things going on that has to stop. Jesus has to come to stop it, not just to save me, or to save my children. He has to stop this evil that is in the world.
You are expecting what is laid up in heaven, that you heard about in the word of the Gospel of Truth. There is no rapture. If you are expecting the rapture, you are not qualified for the promise. What you are expecting, what is laid up in heaven, is the full manifestation of the Second Adam in the earth to bring righteousness and justice to the world; to bring the Kingdom of God to the earth. You are expecting that you should be a part of it when the Second Adam rises in you, that it should lead to your eternal life. No rapture, eternal life in the flesh. God is not obligated to fulfill your expectation when it is something you heard from another gospel.
You have all heard the story about my dear friend who believed all he had to do was hold up the Bible and say, Jesus, it is in Your word. You have to do it. And his wife got breast cancer, and he held up the Bible and said, Jesus, it is in Your word. You have to do it. And guess what? Jesus did not do it, and his wife died, and he backslid and spiraled downward. His expectation was not in the Gospel of the Word of Truth. His expectation was in a false fantasy gospel that I think he learned from Ray Prinzing.
This tendency of the body of Christ to think they can control things—that is idolatry, and it will destroy you. Everything we can hope for is acquired by faith in God. Number one: faith in God and belief in the Gospel of Truth, and then we do the spiritual labor that is our part of it, but faith in God to perform what He has told us about in the Gospel of Truth, not what we imagine with our fantasies. The Church is dreaming. They are in a fantasy today. God help them all.
Verse 5, Because you are expecting that which is laid up for you in heaven, that you heard about in the word of the Gospel of Truth, which is come to you, and is bringing forth fruit and enlarging you also, as it is in all the world, since the day that you heard it, and knew the favor... favor is a translation of grace ...and knew the favor of God that is in the truth. God never committed to heal everyone that answers an altar call of cancer. No matter what you have experienced—let us say you have experienced multiple healings—God never committed, He never promised that no matter what happens to you, He would heal you. That is not the Gospel of Truth.
What we read about in the gospel is a potential. We need to go before the Lord and say, Lord, I know that this is possible. You said in Your word that You did it for that one, and You did it for that one, and You did it for that one, and I am looking at Your requirements, and I think that I am doing my best to obey Your commandments. I am doing everything I can. Will You do it for me? And if You will not do it for me, am I doing everything I could possibly do for You to consider doing it for me? If a Christian were to hear me say this today, they would say, Sheila, you are a false teacher. It is by faith. Everything is by faith. You believe it, and God will do it. That is a lie, brethren. That is a lie. Every promise in the Scripture is a potential. It is a conditional promise; it gives us a guideline; it gives us a reason to hope; it gives us a reason to expect that God might do it for us because it is in the Bible that He does that kind of thing. That makes it a possibility that He might do it for me. You say, I want to know, Lord, am I doing my part? Is there anything I am not doing? I know I have this problem over here, and I just want You to know that I am working on it. I am really sorry that I have idolatry in that area. Please forgive me. That is the best I can do, because I cannot stop now. That is the best I can do, is to confess it as sin and ask You to forgive me. Is there anything else I need to do that would make me eligible for Your mercy in this area? I am telling you, there is not a Christian (that I know of) that would go along with what I just told you, and they are all wrong, and I am right. They are all wrong, and I am right. Christians are dying every day.
Verses 5-8, Because you are expecting that which is laid up for you in heaven, that you heard about in the word of the Gospel of Truth, which is come to you, and is bringing forth fruit and enlarging you also, as it is in the world, since the day that you heard it, and knew the favor of God that is in the truth... You found out what God is willing to do and what He will not do ...Which you also learn of Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who is a faithful servant of Christ for you, who also declared your agape love for us who are in the Spirit. Paul is announcing that he and the apostles are in the Spirit. He did not say Christians; he said we who are in the Spirit. It is interesting because, as we will see in subsequent verses, he talks about the holy ones, and those who have faith. There are some people that are considered holy ones, and other Christians that are considered people that have faith. That is why he asked the Lord, What is the difference between these two groups? I think the holy ones are the ones that have Christ formed in them.
Verse 9, This is also the reason why we have not ceased from praying for you since the day that we heard of your desire to be filled with the knowledge of his will. A knowledge of His will. You need to have a knowledge of the will of God to pray, otherwise you are praying against the will of God. Gamaliel said that. Be careful that you do not pray against the will of God. If you think somebody is wrong—if you think they are preaching false doctrine, and you take it upon yourself to bring them down, you may be praying against the will of God, and you could hurt yourself. You can cause hurt. Someone could die, depending on the intensity and what you are trying to take down, the ministry that God raised up that you cannot understand or recognize as being of God. Be careful who you pray against.
Verse 9, This also is the reason why we have not ceased from praying for you since the day that we heard of your desire to be filled with the knowledge of his will, and to be filled with the whole wisdom and spiritual understanding. That word whole is a translation of the Greek word that can mean whole, but it is translated all. This is the mystery that I spoke to you about before, the whole wisdom. What is the whole wisdom? Is there more than one kind of wisdom? Yes. James talks about the devilish wisdom, the wisdom that comes from the partial tree (James 3:15). Then there is the wisdom that comes from the whole Adam; there is the wisdom that comes from Sophia, who is married to the First Adam; there is the wisdom of the First Adam, that is the devilish wisdom, that comes from Sophia, who is married to the female side of Adam. But the wisdom of the whole Adam (the First Adam and the Second Adam); that wisdom is safe. The wisdom of Sophia only, will lead to destruction. Partaking of the wisdom of Sophia, the wisdom of the First Adam only, is entering into Pardes, that is acquiring spiritual wisdom illegally, and you could die. You could lose your life, you could become a heretic, or you could lose your mind. You could. You might. I am not telling you that you will. We should never be pronouncing things upon people, unless it is God.
Verse 9, This is also the reason why we have not ceased from praying for you, since the day that we heard of your desire to be filled with the knowledge of his will, and the whole wisdom... the wisdom of the First Adam and the Second Adam ...and spiritual understanding. Not just understanding, but spiritual understanding: understanding of the spiritual world, understanding of a spiritual mind, understanding the spiritual aspect of things.
Verse 10, For the reason that your lifestyle might be worthy of the Lord, and in compliance with everything that God requires for you to be fruitful and to increase in the knowledge of God with every good deed. They have been praying for them, that their lifestyle might be worthy; what does it mean that your lifestyle might be worthy of the Lord? That your lifestyle might be worthy that Christ should dwell in you. A soul that incarnates by gilgul cannot leave the body until the body dies, but a soul that incarnates by ibur (which is what Christ is, He is a grafted soul) can leave. If your lifestyle becomes anathema to Him, He can leave. We can lose Christ; He can be grafted to us, and we can lose him. We need to know that. Your lifestyle has to be worthy of Him dwelling in you. That means you really need to appreciate Him, you need to seek His counsel, and you need to at least be trying to submit to Him and be confessing your sins. You have to, at the very least, appreciate His being there. Not appreciating Him is very dangerous, and if you know that you do not appreciate Him, then you need to confess it as sin, and ask Him to have mercy on you and help you.
There is never any reason for not dealing with something that is wrong. If you cannot change, that is OK. You need to confess it. You need to go before the Lord and confess it as sin, and ask Him to help you to remove the character flaw or the addiction from you, and tell Him that you are doing it, but you are not in agreement with it. Tell him that there is a part of you that does not want Him—that wants to fornicate, that likes to gamble, whatever you would like to do that you cannot do because you are serving Christ—you need to tell Him it is a problem. If you do not do that, the chances of the sin overtaking you is very great, because you are pulling against what Christ would have you to do.
If you can go before Christ in yourself and say, Lord, I do not want to do this. There is something in me that is driving me. I want to do it, I like doing it, I enjoy it, but I understand that it is wrong. You know, please help me. That is a sign that Christ is in you. That is a sign of the conflict between Christ in you and your old man. It is your old man that wants to do it. It is your old man putting that drive in you. It is the old man in you that is longing to do it, but it is Christ in you that is saying, I know that it is wrong and I choose to serve Christ. Please remove this character flaw from me. That is the sign that Christ is present in you, and I am telling you, that is the formula. That is the way to go. If you do not confess it, God will not remove the character flaw from you, and it is just a matter of time until (most likely) you will fall prey to that which you are resisting. The worst thing you can do is not talk about it. The worst thing you can do is be dishonest about what you are feeling.
You desire to be filled with the knowledge of his will, the whole wisdom and spiritual understanding, for the purpose that your lifestyle might be worthy of the Lord. That means that your lifestyle cannot be worthy if you are not filled with the knowledge of His will, and the knowledge of the whole wisdom and the spiritual understanding. It is not likely that your lifestyle will be worthy if you do not understand what God wants for your life. And if you do not have the wisdom of the two Adams and spiritual understanding, it is not likely that your lifestyle will be worthy. How can it be likely, if you do not know what God requires of you? You have to ask the Lord. You can ask your pastor and you can ask your friends. Do not stop asking other people, but ask the Lord also.
Verse 10, That your lifestyle might be worthy of the Lord dwelling in you, and that you might be in compliance with everything that God requires of you, for you to be fruitful and increase in the knowledge of God with every good deed that you do. This is exactly what I said before the verse came up. We are required to do good deeds—you are not saved by your good deeds, but we are required to do good deeds in accordance with the knowledge of God's will for us, and in accordance with the whole wisdom that comes from the First Adam and the Second Adam, and in accordance with spiritual understanding. That means you cannot make up your own good deeds and say, I did that, and I am a good person, and therefore I should have all the promises. There is no way that you can please God without knowing or understanding His will for you, and there is no way that you can please God without doing good deeds in accordance with that will. We need to be educated. What is going on in the Church today? They are screaming and yelling; they are not even dancing and singing much anymore, and what are they being taught about His will for their lives?
Verse 11, For the purpose of being strengthened by the spiritual government... That word government is translated power in Verse 11, but there are at least three different words that are translated power in the New Testament. One is exousia, the authority; another is dunamis, which is miracle-working power; and this word. I do not remember the Greek word, but it is translated dominion.
I changed the word dominion to government because I do not know about you, but I did not know what dominion meant. It means the spiritual government that is in the earth, because Christ brings government. Christ teaches you how to discipline yourself. He brings government to your whole individual person; He brings government in a ministry; He brings government in a family; He teaches us how to submit. He teaches us how to recognize the authority that different people have, because sometimes our authority changes. We all know who the pastor is, but sometimes someone who does not have authority in one aspect of ministry, has authority in another aspect of the ministry. XXXX has authority over the office work and the bookkeeping, but if you meet her in a meeting like this, she is just one of the brethren. You need to know that if you are in the office, and she says you cannot do something, that you cannot do it, because she is speaking for me in that area of the office. We have to have government, because if we do not have government, we have chaos, and God is not in the chaos. God is in peace and order. That is what He is. He is in peace and order. Wherever you go, you should look for the person who is in charge and submit to them, including the cashier in the supermarket.
So that we can be strengthened by the spiritual government of the whole Adam... Meaning, the person that is the First Adam in their body, and the Second Adam by their inner man; the permanent resident of their physical body. To be strengthened by the spiritual government of the whole Adam, because the spiritual government of the whole Adam is corrupt and inadequate. The spiritual government of the First Adam justifies stealing, lying, fornication, homosexuality and every evil work. We want the government of the whole Adam. That means your spiritual man is the Second Adam dwelling inside your body (which is the First Adam), ruling over your carnal mind (which is the mind of the First Adam).
Verse 11, To be strengthened by the spiritual government of the whole Adam, according to the miracle-working power... that is the dunamis ...that arises out of his opinion. The Lord told me years ago that the English word glory means God's opinion, and I have been translating it that way ever since, because maybe you know what glory means, but I do not. When I read about glory in the Scripture, I need to know what it means. How can I do what He wants me to do if I do not know what the word means? It means His opinion.
According to the miracle-working power that arises out of his opinion. That means thinking with His mind. There is miracle-working power that arises out of His opinion. I prayed the prayer when I wrote this up, and I am praying the prayer in front of you all, Lord, I believe I am preaching Your opinion. Where is the miracle-working power?
I have miracle-working power for my own body; I have to admit that I have not been healed of the macular degeneration. I am living with that, but I have been healed of a lot of things, even recently, so there is miracle-working power in my body, but I want miracle-working power for the body of Christ. I want to see what we saw in Pentecost. I want to see it pour out. I want to see people saved, delivered, healed, and I want to see people returning to God. I want to see people desiring God! If the people are so hard, if their hearts are so cold that they cannot serve God unless they see the miracles, let them see the miracles, Lord. This new generation coming up, they did not see You in the 60s. They did not see You in the 70s. Some of them were not even born then. They do not even know there is a Holy Ghost, so if seeing the miracles will soften their hearts and lead them to You, that they might receive life and favor and blessings from You, I need to see a collective public outpouring of Your Spirit, Lord. A whole generation is dying in their sins because they cannot see You or hear You.
Do you know that it is OK to challenge God like that? We were taught in Pentecost that the outpouring of the Spirit witnesses to the word that is preached. You preach the Word, and God honors the Word that you preach by pouring out of His Spirit.
We have an anointing here, but it is a different kind of miracle-working anointing that is bringing up Christ in you. I am asking you, Lord, if I am preaching Your Word, to pour out of Your Spirit in a manner that will touch the unsaved, and the ignorant, and the blind, and the deaf and the dumb, who are shooting themselves, and committing spiritual suicide every day because they do not even believe that You exist. I am asking for that mercy, Lord, for this world, and this country, and the people that do not know their left hand from their right hand; they are lost without You. I am asking You to show Yourself, Lord, and do something that will help them to believe that they might be saved. In Jesus' Name, that is my prayer.
All of this is happening that our lifestyle might be worthy of the Lord dwelling in us, that we should be strengthened by the spiritual government of the whole Adam, according to the miracle-working power that arises out of his opinion, which results in the endurance and fortitude of the whole Adam. When you believe the truth, which is His opinion, it results in your developing endurance, the same endurance and the same fortitude that the whole Adam has. That is the Second Adam, who is righteous, dwelling inside of the First Adam, your body, and ruling over and defeating the carnal mind of the First Adam, which is part of your body.
Verse 12, And express our gratitude to the Father, who has qualified us to participate in the opportunities that are available to the enlightened holy ones. Paul is saying that doing all these things enables us, or equips us, to express our gratitude to the Father. Do you know everybody cannot express their gratitude to the Father? If you do not have His opinion, if you do not understand what He is doing, how do you express your gratitude? If you are not taught properly, how do you express your gratitude? Brethren, there are people today that cannot breathe; there are people in comas; there are people that cannot walk; there are people without legs; there are people that are homeless; there are people without food. We need to express our gratitude every day for our very life, for our health, to whatever degree we have it, for the lives and health of our children, our relatives, our parents; that we have a roof over our head. Did you know there was an earthquake in Greece? Did you see the picture of that rubble? The homes were a pile of rocks. It was a 6.5 magnitude earthquake. A minute ago, the house was fine, and now it is a pile of rocks. You need to understand that everything that we have is because of the favor of God, and we can lose it in a second: your sight, your hearing, your ability to speak, your ability to walk, a sound mind. In a second, it could be gone. You need to walk in this knowledge, which is an expression of your gratitude towards God. Every once in a while, when you think about it, just say, Thank You, Lord. You need to walk with this knowledge in your heart, that you are only alive because of His favor. Do you know how many times I almost died in a car accident, and this, and that? He saved me every time.
This is the reason they are praying for us, that we should know that it is necessary to express our gratitude to the Father, who has qualified us to participate in the opportunities... Not only is it an opportunity, which makes it conditional, but we need to be qualified to attempt to attain to it. Express our gratitude to the Father, who has qualified us to participate in the opportunities that are available to the enlightened holy ones. Even having Christ is not enough. Those who have Christ and have become enlightened through His mind have opportunities. Opportunities to what? To attain to eternal life.
How has He qualified us to participate? He has qualified us by giving us Christ, and then we participate in the opportunities by becoming enlightened by the mind of Christ, which enables us to become enlightened. God gives us the opportunity, and He gives us Christ, and then there is always something for us to do. The only thing that is free is the initial Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit of Promise. That is the only thing that is free, because if you do not have that, you will never get started, so the Lord gives you what you could never get yourself, and from there on in, there is always something that you have to do.
Verse 13, To express our gratitude to the Father, Who has rescued us from the authority... that is exousia, translated power ...of the material body. Material body is a translation of shadiness, so I am going to not put it in brackets. Kabbalah talks about the shades, that dark cloud that covers the spirit, which makes the spirit visible.
Verse 14, He has rescued us from the authority of the material body by providing a ransom for us. The word ransom is translated redemption in the King James, but we now know that the redemption price is actually a ransom price. That is part of an exchange, that the Lord Jesus Christ gives us a child. The child is the ransom price, and He cannot give us the child until we confess our sins, because we will never become impregnated if we do not start dealing with our sins.
It is not just a matter of saying Jesus died on the cross, and now we should have eternal life. He died on the cross to give us an opportunity; the result of his death on the cross is that we now have an opportunity to produce the child that will save us in childbearing. The Scripture is clear. We are saved by the childbearing. I do not know how the Church thinks that we are saved because we speak in tongues, or we are saved because we do this, or we are saved because we do that. Full salvation is through bearing the Christ child.
Jesus has given us an opportunity to be saved by His paying the ransom price, which is only available because Jesus was glorified, and the ransom price is the child in which is eternal life. Jesus wants to give us the child which will establish eternal life for us, but we have to give something in exchange, and what we have to give in exchange is our sin nature. We have to give it up. We have to let it die, because we cannot have our sin nature and the child that gives us eternal life within the same vessel. The word is ransom, which is much more powerful than redemption, and I think it is much more understandable as to what God requires of us.
The First Adam (who is the woman) has to give up her lover. Humanity exists as the First Adam because of the female side of Adam's union with Sophia, the snake. It took a male and a female chromosome to produce this creation. The woman, which is the human spirit, must give up her relationship with Sophia if she wants to produce the man-child of the Lord Jesus Christ. She cannot have two husbands. The carnal mind and this body are the product of the woman's union, adultery, with Sophia. So you want to produce the man-child that will give you eternal life, and let Sophia reign also? That cannot be. You have to give up Sophia. You have to give up your carnal mind. You give up your carnal mind, you confess your sins and work with the Lord to destroy them, and then He will give you the ransom price, which is His child. He will impregnate your spirit. He will give you a new seed, and you will produce His offspring, which gives you eternal life.
The offspring of Sophia and the female Adam produces death. This whole creation is called death. We live for a season and we die. Everything dies. I was walking recently along 112, along that beautiful medical park there, and usually the grass is so nice and beautiful. There was one building that did not water the grass, and in that heat a couple of days ago, that beautiful grass (that they probably paid a fortune for in sod to put down) was all brown and ugly and dying. Everything dies here. This world is death. Everything dies. It lives for a season, and it dies.
Humanity is the high point of the world; we are the mountain, but this world is the product of the union of the female side of Adam with Sophia. The woman, the female side of Adam, has to start resisting Sophia's counsel and wisdom, engage and enter into a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, and relate to Sophia as if the marriage was dead; as if her husband was dead. Then, at some point, the Lord will give us His child, which will crush Sophia underfoot. We will at least begin the process of entering into eternal life. You cannot have eternal life in this body. At some point, the body has to be shed. It is an exchange.
I do not know about you, but to me, redemption means I just pay the price, and you give me the kid. I do not see any condition that says that before you give me the kid, I have to give up my life, the way I am living it now. There is no indication in the word redemption that you have to do something other than give up what you are holding illegally. She has to give up her husband, the harlot, the whore of Revelation, our human spirit. She has to give up her adulterous relationship with Sophia. Well, that is not so easy. Sophia makes her feel good. Sophia makes her smart, makes her feel sophisticated, and intelligent, and spiritual, and knowledgeable, and in charge of her own life. She does not want to give up Sophia.
Well, Pastor Sheila, I do not know what you are talking about. Yes, you do. It means that everything you have ever done on your own, now the Lord wants you to ask Him first. Is that the way you want me to do it, Lord? Is that how you want me to handle it? Is that reaction correct? Is that behavior correct? That is the exchange of Sophia's wisdom for the wisdom of the Lord Jesus Christ, which is the whole wisdom of Adam. Everything you have ever believed, Jesus said you have to become like the little children (Matt 18:3). You have to question everything you have ever believed. You have to give up everything, not all at once, of course, but as He leads you into it. Look at what we have learned because we have chosen to do this! Look at all the error. Look at all the truth we have learned which exposes all the radical error in the Church, in the very doctrine, in the very Bible we read from, we see how incorrect their thinking is.
There may be something you have been doing for a long time, and you are convinced it is right, and then one day the Lord says to you, No, that is not right, and that is not OK, and it blows your mind. You say, I have been doing those things all along, and there has not been any negative consequence from doing it. Well, watch out, because the Lord has just exposed it as an error. The right thing to do is to take it before the Lord and ask Him to help you to change. If you do not do that, you are no longer going to get away with it. Once the Lord exposes it, and you do not believe it is wrong, and you keep on walking down that path, you will have an accident. You got away with it so long, but the Lord told you that it was wrong before the accident. He exposed the error in your thinking and your behavior before the accident happened. You do not believe the apostle or the prophet that tells you that your thinking is wrong? Then you are going to keep on walking down that path, and you are going to hit the wall, the deer, the truck, or something. That is the way it works, and your carnal mind gets mad at the prophet that tells you the truth to try and save your life, or to save you from having the accident.
It is so simple, except that we are fallen and our mind is corrupt. Life with God is very simple. Simple, straightforward, and righteousness and prosperity will cleave unto you, but your carnal mind is the problem. Your carnal mind, my carnal mind, our carnal mind is the problem.
Verse 14, By providing a ransom for us and pardoning our sins through the Blood of Jesus. The ransom is not Jesus Christ. The ransom is the child that is produced from His seed. The ransom is the child, and in order to produce the child, there has to be a conception by Elohim. Jesus is actually the method by which the seed is delivered, because the seed is the seed of the Father. The male seed can only come from the Father, and it is given to Binah, who is Imma, the Mother, Understanding. She is the one that is attached to her Son. She passes the seed of the Father to her Son, which passes it to us; that is the male seed, so the ransom, which is the child, is actually provided by Elohim, the seed of the Father. Jesus is the mediator by which that seed gets to us to fertilize the child (egg?), but it is really the seed of the Father. The ransom is the seed of the Father. (above says the ransom is the child)
Verse 14, second half of verse, ...by pardoning our sins through the Blood of Jesus. There is a difference between providing the ransom that comes from the Spirit of the Father, that is the child that is produced, the male child, which can only be male because of the male seed of the Father. The ransom is actually not Jesus Himself, but the man-child that is born from the seed of the Father. Jesus makes us fertile. Jesus gives us the female egg, but the child belongs to the Father. The ransom is the child provided by the Father, and the pardoning of our sins is through the Blood of Jesus. How are our sins pardoned because of the Blood of Jesus? The Scripture says, If the firstfruits be holy, then the whole lump is holy (Rom 11:16). Because Jesus was glorified—Jesus was fully saved, He was glorified—which means that every member of the dead soul also has the opportunity for salvation, and is saved by faith so that the sowing and reaping judgment is put into abeyance.
All of humanity is one soul. If something happens in one member of this whole soul across the world—when one member overcomes, every member is affected by that victory in some positive way, and also has the opportunity to experience the same victory. So the whole world benefited by Jesus of Nazareth's glorification and resurrection from the dead. The whole world moved forward because of the Christianity that grew out of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, because we are all one soul. And then those of us who were drawn to Him are experiencing additional personal benefits because His soul is available, the new seed is available, which is channeled to us by the Lord Jesus Christ. Actually, the female seed comes from Jesus. He gives us a new female seed.
The Scripture says, If the firstfruits be holy... Jesus is the firstfruits ...then the whole lump... the whole soul ...is holy. Salvation only had to take place in one man for it to become a possibility for every member of the soul. The ransom is actually paid by the man-child, which is the product of the seed of the Father, which is Elohim. Elohim is responsible for the ransom. Our sins are forgiven because Jesus was glorified, and therefore He made the forgiveness of sins available to everybody in the soul, but of course you have to appropriate it, so every human being does not have their sins forgiven.
What does it mean to have your sins forgiven? To have your sins forgiven means that you are no longer subject to the sowing and reaping judgment. The whole world is obviously still subject to the sowing and reaping judgment—all kinds of terrible things are going on in this world, even those who call themselves Christians. You are subject to the sowing and reaping judgment in every area that your sin is not confessed. That is how bad things happen to Christians.
I have heard so many people ask that question. I have not heard anybody have that answer. This is how bad things happen to Christians that are living their whole life for Christ, as far as they can understand it. There is some kind of sin, it could be a curse on your family line, or it could be something you did that produced a negative result, because your sins are only forgiven—the sowing and reaping judgment is only deactivated for the sins you recognize and confess and are working with the Lord to change. That is how bad things happen to Christians.
The exposure of our sins is a great blessing from God. For the brethren of God that could just understand that, and work with the prophet, it could change their whole lives for the better. But their pride stands up, and does not want to be told these things, or does not want to believe that what they are being told is true, because we all want to think we are righteous and pride in us does not want to change.
The person who is willing to submit to the process is called a hero, a spiritual hero; someone who is willing to submit to the process of having this painful experience, which results in their enlightenment. We start living more and more out of the mind of God, which establishes the beginnings of the Kingdom of God in our lives. Only good can come out of it, because there is a sowing and reaping judgment. It is the negative aspect of the sowing and reaping judgment that is rescinded in the areas where we confess the sin and repent. The positive side of the sowing and reaping judgment is still in effect.
Then we start doing good works, because we found out that it is the will of God, to do good works in accordance with His will, and His spiritual understanding, and the wisdom of the double Adam. When we do that, we start reaping good things, which means people do good works for us. Total strangers do nice things for us, because that is how we live our life. In other words, that is the will of God. Service to God is just a continuous unfolding, positive experience, which at some point stops being a service to God and becomes who we are. I am not doing it because I think it is right, or because I know that it is right because the will of God says I should do it. I am doing it because it is on my heart to do it. That is the making of the whole Adam in us. That is the process that has to happen before we receive power over the evil powers in this world, because it is the honor of the Second Adam to take down these powers and principalities. The Lord Jesus Christ is going to fight on a spiritual level with Sophia, and we will fight on the level of the entities within the people, however that will happen. Whether we will actually face them, or it will be in our prayer closet, I do not know.
Verse 13, Who rescued us from the authority of the material body. The authority of the material body is Satan and Leviathan. Who rescued us from Satan and Leviathan, the authority of the material body, by providing the spiritual child that ransoms us, and pardoning our sins through the Blood of Jesus, his beloved Son (beloved is a translation of dear), which two together (the spiritual child and the Blood of Jesus, which pardons our sins) have transferred us into the kingdom of Primordial Adam.
The word primordial is a translation of the English word firstborn. This is a very interesting translation of Verse 15. The Greek word translated firstborn actually means preeminent or primordial. It can mean firstborn. I looked at that word, firstborn, and I said, If it is about Ancient Adam, that is a problem, because Ancient Adam was not born. He is the image of the Father. He is the stream of light that entered into the empty space. I looked up the Greek word, and it said it can mean preeminent. It does not have to mean born. It can mean the firstborn, or simply the first or the preeminent, the highest one, the most important one. In the context of this verse, I translated firstborn preeminent. That word appears in another verse where I did translate it firstborn, but in this verse, Verse 15, we translated it preeminent, or primordial.
Verse 15, Primordial Adam, who is the image of the invisible God of the whole creation. It is really not Christ in you that is the image of the invisible God, it is Primordial Adam; He is the image of the invisible God. He is the stream of light that entered into the empty space, but as far as we are concerned, Christ in us is the image of God for us. But this says, Primordial Adam, who is the image of the invisible God of the whole creation. It is not talking about Christ in you. The primordial one, or the preeminent one, who is the image of the invisible God of the whole creation, is talking about Primordial Adam.
Verse 16, Because the whole Adam... Wherever you see the word whole, it is a translation of the Greek word translated all, although whole is a legitimate translation. Because the whole Adam in heaven and in earth, invisible and visible... In other words, the whole Adam in heaven and earth: the Second Adam is in heaven and the First Adam is in the earth. Because the whole Adam in heaven and in earth, visible and invisible... the invisible one in heaven, and the visible one in the earth (our bodies are the First Adam) ...was created by him, Primordial Adam.
Because the whole Adam in heaven and in earth, invisible and visible, was created by him, Primordial Adam, including thrones, or civil powers, that is dominions ...or primordial entities. That word primordial was actually there. Primordial entities is a legitimate translation of the Greek word translated principalities. Because I saw that word, that principalities means primordial entities, I chose to say Primordial Adam instead of preeminent Adam, because both words are pretty much the same.
Because the whole Adam in heaven and in earth, invisible and visible, was created by him, including thrones, or civil powers,... that is dominions ...or primordial entities, or authorities,... that is exousia ...the whole Adam was created by him. The whole Adam, that is the First and the Second Adam, were created by Primordial Adam; they were created by him and for him. So he is preeminent; He is higher than the First Adam, and he is higher than the Second Adam. He was there from the beginning.
Verses 16 and 17, Because the whole Adam in heaven and in earth, invisible and visible, was created by him, Primordial Adam, including thrones, or civil powers, or primordial entities, or authorities; the whole Adam was created by him, and for him, and he (Primordial Adam) came before the whole Adam, and the whole Adam is sustained by him.
Verse 18, And Primordial Adam, the one who existed from the beginning, holds the highest rank of the whole Church, which rank is the head of the body of the firstborn Adam that died. And he came before the whole Adam, (Primordial Adam came before the whole Adam) ...and the whole Adam is sustained by him. Jesus is not the head of the Church; Primordial Adam is the head of the Church.
Verse 19, Because the whole Adam is approved to reside in the earth, permanently, through Primordial Adam, who completes him. Because the whole Adam (the First and Second Adam) is approved (that is one person, the human person which is the First Adam, whose new name is the Second Adam, the person that has that experience) to reside in the earth, permanently, through Primordial Adam, who completes him. When Adam resides in our earth permanently, that is eternal life for us, and the way the Second Adam abides in the First Adam permanently is through his union with Primordial Adam, who completes him.
Verse 20, And he completes him by reconciling the First Adam, the dead tree that is in the earth... Dead tree is a translation of the word is cross in the King James: And, having made peace through the blood of his cross. That word cross means pole. Actually, cross is an incorrect translation. It really means a pole, or just a tree trunk that he was nailed to. The fact that the Romans made a cross out of it does not change the fact that it is a tree trunk, which is called a pole. That is the true meaning of the word. Because the whole Adam is approved to reside in the earth, permanently, through Primordial Adam, who completes him by... The way he completes him is by reconciling the First Adam, who is the dead tree.
I did not put that witness down; I really need to add that witness to Verse 20. When they were crucifying Jesus, He said, If this is what they do to a green tree... Jesus was saying, I am a tree that is alive. And at another place, Jesus was giving sight to a blind man, and he prayed over the man, and he asked, What do you see? And the man said, I see men as trees, walking, which means he received his spiritual sight before he received his physical sight, because he said, I see men as trees, walking, and then Jesus prayed again, and he received his physical sight also. Jesus was calling Himself a tree, and He said, I am green tree. I am alive. I am a tree that is alive, because wood typifies our humanity. Jesus said, I am a green tree. If they do this to a green tree, they are crucifying someone who is alive, what would they do to a dead tree? Meaning, what would they do for the people who speak in My Name that are still dead (like us)?
By reconciling the First Adam, the dead tree that is in the earth, to the whole Adam who is in heaven. The Second Adam is whole because he is joined to Primordial Adam. The First Adam is only whole when he is joined to the Second Adam, who is joined to Primordial Adam. The Second Adam is alive. He is born from Primordial Adam and he is green; he is a green tree.
He came before the whole Adam, and the whole Adam is sustained by him, and Primordial Adam, the one who existed from the beginning, holds the highest rank of the whole Church, which rank is the head of the body of the firstborn Adam that died. The head of the body; the Church is the First Adam that died; the Church is made up of these physical bodies, the First Adam who died, and the Second Adam is the head of the Church. The Second Adam is joined to Primordial Adam, who existed from the beginning.
Verse 19, Because the whole Adam is approved to reside in the earth, permanently, through Primordial Adam, who completes him by reconciling the First Adam, the dead tree that is in the earth, to the whole Adam who is in heaven, by harmonizing their blood. I thought that was so interesting, because that word harmonizing is translated peace in the King James translation.
Verse 20, King James, And having made peace through the blood of his cross. That word peace is a different Greek word than the word translated peace in Verse 2. It can be translated peace, but it can also mean harmonizing.
I could not resist remembering the messages we had on Rabbi Cordovero's instructions about the Sefirot. Initially, the Sefirot was separate. There were 10 Sefirot, and they could not adequately communicate with each other, and they self-destructed (at least that is what Rabbi Luria says). We do know that they self-destructed because that was the end of the World of Points, the first attempt to bring forth the creation, or at the least the attempt that we are told about.
In the rectification, or the tikkun, the Sefirot are set up in three columns, and the purpose of setting them up in three columns is to make sure that they can all communicate with each other. The result of this tikkun is that every one of the 10 Sefirot has something of each of the other nine Sefirot within itself. Every Sefirah has primary characteristics and a primary color, but all of the Sefirot have a drop of the other nine within themselves, and this is how the Sefirotic array is functioning, because the Sefirot have to be able to blend with each other.
This is how God harmonized the Sefirot so that they should be able to work together as one cohesive whole. They come together; two Sefirot that have two completely opposite attributes can harmonize with one other by joining in the area that they have in common, and this is what we need to do as human beings and as ambassadors of Christ. When we meet people, we need to seek with all our strength for that which we have in common, that we might be at peace with all men, and to reject that which is controversial and not fight over it.
I could not help working that into this Scripture because I really believe that is what Paul was talking about, in a way. Because the whole Adam is approved to reside in the earth, permanently, through Primordial Adam that completes him by... or, his completion takes place by ...the process of reconciliation of the First Adam, who is the dead tree in the earth, reconciling the dead tree to the whole Adam, who is a live tree in heaven, by harmonizing their blood.
PASTOR VITALE: What does that mean, harmonizing their blood? How does that happen? How is the dead tree harmonized with the living tree that is in heaven? We are the dead tree; humanity is the dead tree. How is the dead tree being harmonized, being equipped to have a relationship with the holy Second Adam that is in heaven? How is dead humanity harmonizing with, getting along with the Second Adam? Dead humanity is the exact opposite of Righteous Adam. He is righteous; we are unrighteous. How does unrighteous humanity harmonize, get along with, have peace with Righteous Adam in heaven? What is the provision that God has made for us? Yes?
COMMENT: A little bit of that righteousness in the dead tree.
PASTOR VITALE: And what is His name?
PASTOR VITALE: Christ, Christ in you, your hope, or your expectation of your harmonizing, getting along with God, so that He stops bombing you with the sowing and reaping judgment. When you receive Christ in you, you have reason to not only hope, but to expect (if you do your part) that you will move out from under the judgment of God that is destroying your life. That is is what happened to me. I am a living, walking, talking, breathing example of a person who was being destroyed by the righteous sowing and reaping judgment of Jehovah, and when Christ was imparted to me, I found out what His will was, and I did what was expected of me. The sowing and reaping judgment is still departing from me; I am getting better and healthier every day.
And what did I do that was within His will? How did I do it? Do you want to know how I did it? I opened the Book of Deuteronomy, where it tells you about all the curses that will happen to people that do not obey the will of God. And I looked at all those judgments, and I said, every single one of them is happening to me. I do not know what I did (I got sick at 11 years old), but every one of those judgments in the Deuteronomy is happening to me. And then I looked, and I saw all the sins that were committed to call those judgments. And I said, Lord, I do not believe I did that, but I will confess it. If I have the results, then the sin must have been committed; if not by me, by my parents or my ancestors. Somewhere along the line, the same soul that is in my body, that is killing me—the body that is dying because the soul in me is under these judgments—somehow committed these crimes, whether it was me (I was just a kid),my parents, my grandparents, or my great-grandparents, I do not know, but I am guilty. We are guilty. Please have mercy on me. And the Lord heard my petition. So that was how I did it. For anybody, any desperate person reading this message, that is how I did it, and that is how you do it. You do not do it by praying in your own willpower.
I had the opportunity to share this with someone right in this room. They were here with me (they are not in the ministry now), and the Lord had me preach to them. I actually stood right up there under that clock, and they agreed to listen to me. I preached Deuteronomy to them, and they sat there on that couch and said, All those things are in my life. All those judgments are on me. And I said, Yes, but then they did not do what I did. They never repented, they never asked for mercy, and, as far as I know, they are still dying. You can be dying for a long time before you die. They had the same opportunity that I had. They actually had more of an opportunity than I had. I found it by reading the Bible. The Lord went out of His way for that person, to have me preach to them, and they still did not do what they needed to do. Why? Because they were engaged in a behavior that is not acceptable to God, and they would not give it up.
Because the whole Adam is approved to reside in the earth, permanently. That is eternal life. Adam in us is approved; He has permission from God to give us eternal life through union with Primordial Adam, who completes Adam in us, the First Adam that is fallen. The way the First Adam in us (that is fallen) is joined to the Second Adam (that has life) is by reconciling the First Adam, which is the dead tree. First, we have to confess that we are a dead tree in the earth.
By reconciling him to the whole Adam, who is in heaven, by the harmonizing of their blood through Christ; and you, who were sometimes estranged from God because Satan, the adversary in the unconscious part of your mind, influenced you to do evil deeds. The translation here is a little heavy, so I may just give you the words.
Verse 21, King James, And you, that were sometimes alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled.
Verse 21, Alternate Translation, And you, who were sometimes estranged from God because Satan, the adversary in the unconscious part of your mind, influenced you to do evil deeds,
Verse 22, You now, indeed, are the First Adam, who is reconciled to the whole Adam within your flesh body, through (by means of) the death of the First Adam, who is your fallen soul, so that the whole Adam can present you to God, holy and unblemished, and free of any legal charge, as far as God is concerned.
By harmonizing their blood, through Christ, so that you, who were sometimes estranged from God because Satan, the adversary in the unconscious part of your mind, influenced you to do evil deeds, You now, indeed, are the First Adam, who is reconciled to the whole Adam within your flesh body... it is all happening inside of you ...through the death of the First Adam, who is your fallen soul.
When you join the First Adam to the Second Adam, they are completely contrary to one another, except for that little drop of blood called Christ. The First Adam is your body (which includes your carnal mind—Satan and Leviathan). Satan and Leviathan find themselves joined to the Second Adam because, if you can just think of two big circles—Satan and Leviathan in the first circle, and the Second Adam, which is Christ Jesus, in the second circle—and they are big enemies, but they are attached to each other because both of those circles have a drop of blood in them. Actually, the Second Adam is the whole blood of Jesus, and the First Adam has that drop of the blood of Jesus that joins them. They are stuck together, complete opposites. The sin nature (Satan and Leviathan) and righteous Christ Jesus are stuck together because Christ in the dead First Adam is joined to the Second Adam. Can you see that? So there is a big war now. Satan and Leviathan are forced through the harmonizing; they are forced because Christ within them is joined to the Second Adam. They are now forced to be confronted by the warfare power of the Second Adam, which is righteous Christ Jesus. They are literally in the same place.
This is very interesting. The Lord just said this to me: In the same manner as I told you that the snake was in the garden, the reason that the snake was in the garden is that time had not yet begun, and when there is no time, everything is in the same place. Time stretches things out on a line. It was before time. So the snake, which was the first attempt of the World of Points to bring forth the creation that failed, was present right in the same place when Imma, Mother of the God World of Atzilut, put the First Adam and the Second Adam in the garden. They were all there together. It is like a repetition.
When the blood of Jesus attaches us to Christ Jesus, it is a duplication of that situation. Satan and Leviathan, who really are the snake in another form, find themselves in the same place with Christ Jesus, and there is no option other than to battle it out. Christ Jesus has to win as long as the personality is in agreement with righteousness. There is no failure. You only fail because you agree with your fallen nature. You may have a couple of tumbles; you may lose a couple of battles, but you cannot lose the war if, in your Christ mind, you want the victory. No matter how many times you fall, you will have to eventually take the victory, if you just do not what?
PASTOR VITALE: Do not faint. Not matter how tough it gets, do not faint. And the victory is assured.
Verses 21-22, By harmonizing their blood through Christ, so that you, who were sometimes estranged from God because Satan, the adversary in the unconscious part of your mind, influenced you to do evil deeds, You now, indeed, are the First Adam, who is reconciled to the whole Adam within your flesh body, through the death of the First Adam, who is your fallen soul, so that the whole Adam can present you to God, holy and unblemished, and free of any legal charge, as far as God is concerned. All the debt, all of the legal judgment that is against you, is in the First Adam.
Through union with the Second Adam, who will destroy the powers and principalities that influence you to sin, there will be no more charge against you. The powers and principalities that committed the sins will no longer exist because the sin is actually committed in the spirit, and the deed that is being done is forgiven, but only when the power and principality who put that idea in your mind, the motive that influenced you to do the evil deed, is destroyed. We, in the outer realm, are forgiven because we have been victims of a corrupt mind (although we yield to the corrupt mind when we sin); we sin because of a corrupt mind. When we repent, the corrupt mind is destroyed, and then we are forgiven for having done the acts, because we now have a new man inside of us, which is a new righteous motive. That means it is impossible for us to ever do that sin again, and therefore we are forgiven. Forgiveness is not complete while you still have the potential to do the deed.
There are degrees of forgiveness because the process of salvation takes many lifetimes for a particular soul. It is one lifetime for us, so we have degrees of forgiveness. I am forgiven, but I still do not have the health that I would like to have. I am forgiven; I am getting healthier every day, but I still have health issues that go all the way back to the death curse that was put on me. There was a judgment of death that went on me for something that some ancestor did, and I did my own sins after that, but initially, at 11 years old, what did I do? A death curse went on me, which had to be a judgment from a previous generation.
We have reviewed Verses 1 through 22, which talks about all the promises and the things that God is going to do to help us. Starting with Verse 23, we see the if clause: IF all of these things.. You are eligible to expect these promises to manifest in your life if you adequately compete for them according to the instructions that the Lord has given you.
Verse 23, If you continue to stand erect and immovable in your conviction of the truth of the gospel which you have heard, which was preached to the whole creation under heaven, of which I, Paul, am made a servant, and not be moved away from anticipating the manifestation of these promises in your life.
Verse 24, By which you are happy and spiritually well-off, despite the hardships that I have suffered on your behalf, from the pressure that you put upon my flesh, because I have supplied you with what you lack for the sake of his body, which is the church. Paul is saying, I have provided you with what you lack (which is this information and prayer), which has resulted in your being happy and well-off, and I have done it for you even though, or despite the fact, that I have experienced hardship. I have suffered on your behalf from the pressure that you have put upon my flesh. The pressure is upon his emotions and his mind; largely the emotions. Who knows, maybe their reactions made him sick.
By which you are happy and spiritually well-off, despite the hardships that I have suffered on your behalf, from the pressure that you put upon my flesh, and you are happy and spiritually well-off ...because I have supplied you with what you lack for the sake of his body, which is the church. I think it is really important that we understand that the Church consists of the people (the humans beings) that are serving God, and that this is the body of Ancient Adam, and Ancient Adam has a name; His name is the Lord Jesus Christ, and that every human being that is a member of the body is actually His body. This is a great mystery because we are all separate down here, but we are all one body. We humans, that are a part of the Church, are the body of Ancient Adam, whose name is the Lord Jesus Christ. You can say we are the body of Jesus; you can say we are the body of Ancient Adam. It just says his here, and I think it is talking about Ancient Adam. Even though you caused him (Paul) hardship and mental, emotional, and maybe physical pain, he is still supplying what you lack. He does not say what you need. He is supplying what you lack, which is Christ. He is doing everything he can to impart Christ to you, not for your sake, but for the sake of Ancient Adam who he serves, because you, the Church, are His body.
I can say the same thing to you. When I help you by revealing sin in you, you are the one who benefits, but my service is to God, and God is providing leaders who can show you your sins, not for your sake. You get the residual benefit from it. This whole process is being done because you, the Church, are the body. You are literally the physical, material body of Ancient Adam who is in potential, and limited as to what He can do in this world without a body. His name is the Lord Jesus Christ; we know Him as the Lord Jesus Christ. He is in potential and He wants to materialize. He wants to incarnate. He wants to be active, fully active in this world, and that is only possible if the process that develops Christ in you takes place, and the union that harmonizes you with His Blood takes place.
Those of us who labor in Christ Jesus do it for the sake of the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the name of Ancient Adam, and everyone that receives eternal life as a result of this has the residual benefit. The primary benefit of all our labor is for the benefit of Ancient Adam. We read in an earlier verse that everything that was created, was created by Him and for Him; even the powers and principalities that are involved in the sowing and reaping judgment exist because of Him. He is the head of everything. He is over everything that is positive and everything that is negative in both heaven and earth, because He was there from the beginning. He was there from the beginning, and Ancient Adam is the Ancient One that entered into the stream of light, that entered into the empty space, attached to the six that were the first creation (I know it gets confusing), the Mother and the Son.
We are told in Genesis 1 that Elohim was doing the creating. Elohim is plural. It is the Mother and the Son. It is the third degree of power and the Son, and He is male to us, but female. The thin stream of light that came into the empty space, according to this understanding, is female to the Ein Sof, which is the main body (for lack of a better world) of the deity. An aspect of the Ein Sof entered into the empty space; that thin stream of light is female in relationship to the Ein Sof Himself, but male to us. We talk about Adam Kadmon being male, but in terms of explaining who Elohim was, that was actually performing the creation, we have to say that it is the Mother and the Son, a female aspect; female because of her function. Her reproductive aspect, a stream of light, emanated from the Ein Sof, for the specific purpose of reproducing Himself in an invisible creation. Therefore, that aspect is female, and the first six Sefirot that she brought forth are called the Son, and together the Mother and the Son are the First Adam.
As I understand it right now (I am not 100 percent sure, but I have not been corrected yet): We have the Mother, which is the upper triad (three Sefirot), and the Son, which has six Sefirot. And, I do not know where she came in, but there had to be a tenth Sefirah, which is actually Sophia, the Malkhut of the original 10 Sefirot, and that Malkhut (because it is always Malkhut) is the Sefirot that is lowest, or closest to the lower world, that is doing the work of the lower world. The Malkhut of that stream of Sefirot that was reaching down to start to build the lower world is Sophia that broke off from the other 10 and became a rebel. That is the best of my understanding right now.
If you continue to stand erect and immovable in your conviction of the truth of the gospel which you have heard, which was preached to the whole creation under heaven, of which I, Paul, am made a servant, and not be moved away from anticipating the manifestation of the promises in your life, despite the hardships that I have suffered on your behalf, from the pressure that you put upon my flesh, to make you happy and spiritually well-off. The reason I have to put this phrase at the end, I have supplied you with that which you lack for the sake of his body, which is his church, I need that at the end to run into Verse 25, but it really should be at the beginning.
Verses 23-26, And not moved away from anticipating the manifestation of the promises in your life, by which you are being made happy spiritually and well-off, despite the hardships that I have suffered on your behalf, from the pressure that you put upon my flesh, because I,... in other words, you are happy and well-off because I have supplied you with what you lack ...not for your sake, but for the sake of his body, which is the church, Of which I am made a servant, for the purpose of administering that which is given to me to fill you up with the word of God. And that which I have been given, which is a mystery that is being kept a secret from the generations of the ages... we see there is more than one age ...which now, indeed, is made apparent to his holy ones. This mystery that has been kept a secret from all the generations, from each of the ages, is now, indeed, made apparent to His holy ones, those who have Christ in them and are living the lifestyle that is appropriate for Christ.
Verse 27, Indeed, is made apparent to his holy ones, through whom God is willing to make his valuable opinion,... opinion is a translation of glory which is hidden from the Gentiles,... has now been revealed to the holy ones, but is still hidden from the Gentiles ...through whom God is willing to make his valuable opinion, which is hidden from the Gentiles, known to them... known to the Gentiles ...that, if Christ is in you, you have reason to expect... expect is a translation of hope; I like expect better ...that the opinion of God will appear in you. If Christ is in you, you have reason to expect that the opinion of God will appear in you. The fact that Christ is added to you means that you are getting a whole new mind, with a whole new opinion, with a whole new outlook on life. It is not just power; it is not just experiences; it is not just healing. It is a whole new mind which produces an opinion, the opinion of God, which gives you peace with God.
Verse 28, You have reason to expect that the opinion of God will appear in you, whom we preach, to remind every Adam... the King James says man in Verse 28, whom we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom. That word man, in both instances, is Strong's #444. There is more than one Greek word translated man, and the Lord showed me years ago that Strong's #444 means Adam, and to be Adam, you have to be androgynous; you have to be male and female. This is really saying everyone that has the Second Adam (you have to have the Second Adam to be androgynous) whom we preach, needs to remind every Adam to teach the wisdom of the whole Adam only to the whole Adam. We remind everyone that has the Second Adam, who is Adam (you have to add Second Adam in) whom we preach, to remind every Second Adam... I will have to pray about that.
Whom we preach, to remind every Second Adam that teaches the wisdom of the whole Adam... (I am trying to say to teach it only to the whole Adam) Whom we preach, to remind every Second Adam to teach the wisdom of the whole Adam only. Let us leave it like that ...to teach the wisdom of the whole Adam only to the whole Adam. Teach the wisdom of the whole Adam only to people who are the whole Adam.
The apostle is not warning people about hell. That is not what Verse 28 is about. He is talking about mature people that have the Second Adam, that are androgynous; he wants to remind everyone that has the Second Adam, that is androgynous, that has a working knowledge of the wisdom of the whole Adam, to teach only the whole Adam, and only to people who are the whole Adam. You should not be teaching wisdom, which is esoteric doctrine, to people that do not have Christ, because they will just understand it with their carnal mind, and they will be destroyed.
Verse 29, For the reason that we may present every Adam... every androgynous man (I have to decide how I am going to phrase that) ...that we may present every whole Adam complete in Christ Jesus, Verse 29, For which cause I also labor, striving by the active energy of Christ within me, which is the miracle-working power of God. Paul accomplishes all of what he has just taught us by laboring and striving, working by the active energy of Christ within himself, which is the dunamis miracle-working power of God.
This is Colossians 1, maybe we should say, according to Kabbalah. Any questions on this message? If not, I am going to take a few minutes to go through the notes and read you the couple of comments that we have. Like I said, this is nothing like the Old Testament. It should go pretty fast.
Verse 1 is not even an Alternate Translation.
Verse 2, I did not write ATB after it because it is not even an Alternate Translation. The same for Verse 3.
Verse 4, The only change is—I just have a comment that Christ Jesus is the Lamb, and the Lamb is the man-child. The Lamb is the offspring. Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus... that is the Lamb who is the man-child ...and of the agape love. I told you that.
Verse 5 has a comment. The word hope really means expectation. I like expectation much better.
Verse 6, I changed grace to favor. I told you about that. There is nothing much. It was pretty easy up until Verse 12, I think.
Verse 11, We have a comment for Verse 11. I told you about this too. In the King James, the word translated strengthened is actually dunamis power, which is miracle-working power. And the word translated power is dominion. I think that Greek work is kratos. Dominion means government, inherent power. Government or patience, dominion. I did not put it in there.
Strengthened with all might according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering. I do not know what I did there. Strengthened is dunamis. Power, or glorious power, I guess, is dominion. Equal is government, or inherent power. Patience we translated endurance or constancy. Longsuffering means fortitude.
Verse 12, I pretty much told you all of this. Saints in the light means the saints who are enlightened.
Verse 13, Again, we have power translated exousia, which is authority. Darkness, which means shadiness, I translated as the authority of the body. On page six, we have thrones. I said I think this is the closest to the human, which becomes a throne for God. I was not really sure how to translate throne: dominion, civil power, principalities or primordial entities. When Paul talks about powers and principalities, he is talking about possibly the primordial kings. And the word translated powers, is exousia, which is authority.
Verse 20, I have a lot of comments here. This is talking about the harmonizing. King James, Verse 20, And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself, by him, I say, whether they be things in earth or things in heaven.
My comment is: The word pole (that should say the word cross); the word cross, which means pole, signifies the material body that Ancient Adam, called Christ in the New Testament, is attached to. So, it is really confusing that there is no definition for Ancient Adam in the New Testament, except Christ, which is the same word as Christ in you. That puts us in a situation that the Jewish people have with the Hebrew language, and I told you this before that, if you look at a Hebrew prayer book, none of the letters have vowels underneath them. I am told that, in the ancient writing, they do not even have the end of the sentence. It is just one Hebrew letter, just one long list of Hebrew letters, and your mind has to realize—actually, you are interpreting what God is saying as you read. It says Christ in the New Testament, but it can mean both Ancient Adam and Christ in you. You have to understand what the verse is saying by the context of the whole verse.
The word cross means pole, and signifies the material body that Ancient Adam, called Christ in the New Testament, is attached to. Trees are used to signify humans in the Scripture, and a pole is a dead tree. Jesus of Nazareth is the pole that Ancient Adam was attached to. The word harmonized is significant because that is the word used by Rabbi Cordovero to describe the blending of the Sefirot. This blending is the process by which unlike entities can have a relationship with each other. Blending means that each Sefirot, or entity, has some measure of the others within itself. The blending takes place through the union of their commonality. The impartation of Christ to the body of the dead First Adam is the commonality, that which they have of Elohim, which is their potential for reconciliation and peace with God. Elohim consists of the Mother and the Son. Christ within the dead First Adam (that is you and me) is the Son of the Son that is attached to the Mother, which is Elohim. The Son attached to the Mother is Elohim, and Christ in us is the Son of Elohim, the Son of the Son that is attached to the Mother, which is Elohim. Jesus, the garment that covers Elohim, delivers the seed of Christ to humanity. If Elohim were to enter a sin-filled human directly, His energy would kill them.
There was something else that I must have gone past. I know I had a definition in there somewhere. Here it is: firstborn. On page six, Verse 15, that word firstborn for Strong's #4416, we translated it preeminent. I already told you that.
This is really easy compared to the Old Testament. I hope you enjoyed this. I found this to be very edifying, and I think it is going to be very interesting looking at what the Lord has taught us through the lens of how Paul and the other apostles expressed it, or taught it to people who had no knowledge at all.
Unless the Lord stops me, or changes my direction, I think we are going to be going through a lot of the New Testament this week, and in the coming weeks, before the second birth comes to pass in us, because I am expecting it. We have to expect it. This doubt and unbelief is deadly. I have to pray against doubt and unbelief today. How can I have doubt and unbelief after all the miracles I have received, all the healing that I have received, all the times the Lord has saved my life, and this incredible message? How can I have doubt and unbelief? It is my carnal mind, which is trying to prevent me from inheriting the promise, so I rebuke it in Jesus' Name.
I believe the second birth is coming, and will manifest itself as the miracle-working power which will witness to this message. There has to be a witness to this message that people who cannot discern this quiet anointing on me can see. There has to be an outstanding miracle that unbelievers can see so that this word can go forth, and the Lord can reclaim the country, through the destruction of the evil powers, that probably started taking over since before 1943. I repeat, He has to become the Savior of this nation and of the world again. I pray for President Trump, who is standing against all odds, in Jesus' Name. I do not want to put that on this message, so I will end here. Are there questions or comments?
COMMENT: Rose just had a comment. She said that expecting is just another word for pregnancy.
Very interesting. God bless you all. I am expecting. May we all be expecting. May we acquire our expectation or receive our expectation.
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