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In this hour, even in this hour, sayeth the Lord, indeed the Kingdom is appearing. Yea, I shall appear [?in power?], sayeth the Lord. And by My authority, I shall bring My children into submission and obedience. Yea, even those that I have raised up and called to this new love of God, they shall come, sayeth the Lord. And they shall be humbled, sayeth God. And they shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord and that His ways are greater than their ways. Yea, sayeth the Lord, even now, grave judgment is upon My rebellious children. And I shall round them up, sayeth the Lord, from the north and from the south and from the east and from the west.
[UNINTELLIGIBLE] And I shall give them understanding, sayeth the Lord. During the day and during the night season, when their heads lie on their pillows, indeed I shall give them dreams, sayeth God. And I shall send people to speak to them, sayeth the Lord. And I shall speak to them in My Word, and I shall speak to them through books. And my voice shall resound through their minds, sayeth God.
And they shall hear me; for indeed, I shall open their ears, sayeth God. [?Again?], I shall anoint their ears with [UNINTELLIGIBLE], sayeth the Lord. And they shall hear Me, and they shall wail. And they shall moan; and they shall groan. And great judgment shall be upon them, sayeth the Lord.
And I shall bring them unto repentance, sayeth God. And I shall set them in their places, sayeth the Lord. And with humility and with silence, they shall submit to the [?elder?]. And they shall learn indeed. The women shall be silent in the church, sayeth the Lord.
And I shall impart to them understanding, and I shall be merciful unto them. And I shall visit great grace upon them. And I shall perfect them, and I shall polish them, and I shall teach them. And I shall show them My ways, sayeth God. Glory to God. And I shall send them forth, and they shall set the captive free, sayeth the Lord, in accordance with my Spirit, not in accordance with the imaginations of their carnal minds. But I shall do this thing, sayeth the Lord, for am I am God Almighty.
[?See?] not, [?faint?] not, be not discouraged; for these things must needs be. For I have ordained it even from before the foundation of the earth that it should be so. Glory to God.
Glory to God. This is part nine of “The Sixth Seal of the Book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ to Saint John.” We are in the middle of a study of Jacob’s prophecy -- prophecies to his 12 sons, who are the forefathers of natural Israel. Recap Genesis 49, the third third of verse 24 and verse 25: “Your help shall come from Israel even Jesus Christ, the Great Shepherd, who shall rule through the members of the body of Christ by his glorified Spirit. Help will come from your father’s God, and the impregnable God, even the Destroyer, shall break you down into your basic spiritual parts, rearrange them and restore you to the correct moral order, thus granting you the peace that occurs only when He rules over you. The life of God shall be found in the Satanic realm of your unconscious mind. The life of God shall appear in your soul and in your human spirit.”
OK, we’re going on to verse 26 now, and we’re in the middle of Jacob’s prophecy to Joseph. Verse 26: “The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills.” Glory to God. I can’t flip this page. “They shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.”
Now this is a really tough verse. I had to meditate on it for an unusually long period of time to find out what the Lord was saying. And I’ll do the best I can to impart this knowledge to you.
The first point that I want to make is that this word, “blessings” -- and we’ve talked for -- many times how rich the Hebrew language is and how frequently one word can be used either negatively or positively, and you have to determine whether it’s negative or positive by reading the entire sentence. And it’s a very free-flowing language that leaves the understanding of what the person is saying up to the hearer. So, what we’re really saying is you need to [UNINTELLIGIBLE] it to understand the Hebrew language.
And this word, “blessings,” is Strong’s 1293. We spoke about it, I believe, in the last service. And we said that it means an invocation of good. That means, when you bless someone, you speak peace and favor with God upon them or you give -- or you speak the gifts of God toward them. And we had a whole message showing that the blessing of God towards man is to bring him into obedience.
Because while man is not in obedience to God, he is then in rebellion against God. And there is no blessing upon the rebellious. So, the blessing of God is not a [?cataract?]. It’s not good health. It’s not a million dollars. When God blesses you, He brings you into obedience so that you can have all of the things that I just named plus millions of things that your carnal mind can’t even deal with at this moment. Healthy children, healthy great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandchildren that you’ll never know. Blessings not only upon you, but upon all the generations after you in every aspect of your life. That is the blessing of God.
And before God can do this in your life, He must bring you into submission. Because if you don’t have these blessings, the reason that you don’t have them is because -- is that you have the curse because of rebellion. Can you hear that? Do I sound like I’m talking in circles? Or am I making sense? OK.
Now, we also said in the last service that this word, “blessings,” 1293, comes from the root 1288, which means, to bless. It’s a root verb, an infinitive. And we said that this word, to bless, means to kneel down in the primary idea of breaking apart. And we said that the kneeling down in the bringing into submission, and the breaking apart refers to the breaking apart of the rebellious moral order and placing mankind in a submissive moral order -- submissive to God -- that will permit Him to pour out the blessings of eternal life and everything associated with it upon us.
Today, we’re going to see another aspect of the -- this word, to bless, and the root verb is 1288. Blessings is a noun that comes forth from the root verb. And there is another way to use this word, to bless. And it can be used to mean to curse, the exact opposite. It can be used to describe the speaking of some evil on a person by calling on the name of God. So, it’s a reversal.
It’s not speaking that life of God of submission that will put you in the right moral order but by invoking the name of God, it’s possible to curse someone and to effect the exact opposite of what God would intend that blessing to be. And this word is actually -- Strong’s 1288, to bless, is actually translated to curse in the Scripture. Job 1:11: “But put forth Thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse Thee to thy face.” That word, “curse,” is Strong’s 1288, the word that means to bless.
Job 2:5: “But put forth Thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse Thee to thy face.” That word, “curse,” is Strong’s 1288. Job 2:9: “Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? Curse God, and die.”
1 Kings 21:10 and 13: “And set two men, sons of Belial, before him, to bear witness against him” -- this is the account of Naboth’s vineyards. For those of you that aren’t familiar with it, King Ahab desired Naboth’s vineyards, and Naboth would not sell it. So, Queen Jezebel framed Naboth, and this is what we’re talking about here. This is his trial. “And set two men, sons of Belial, before him, to bear witness against him” -- against Naboth -- “saying, Thou didst blaspheme God and the king. And then carry him out, and stone him, that he may die.”
That word, “blaspheme,” is Strong’s 1288, to bless. 1 Kings 21:13: “And there came in two men, children of Belial, and sat before him: and the men of Belial witnessed against him, even against Naboth, in the” -- they lied about him -- “even in the presence of the people, saying, Naboth did blaspheme God and the king. They carried him forth then out of the city, and stoned him with stones, that he died.” That word, “blaspheme,” is 1288, and the result of it -- of this blessing -- was that Naboth died. Hallelujah, excuse me.
So, we see that this word, to bless, can be translated in the exact opposite, and it could mean to do damage, to break down the godly moral order that will bring us into submission of God and bring eternal life and to impose upon us an ungodly moral order that will bring death upon us. Glory to God.
OK. We’re dealing with the phrase, “the blessings of thy father have prevailed over the blessings of my progenitors.” Now, the word, “father” -- it means, original ancestor, and with regard to Israel, the original ancestor is Abraham. Abraham is the original ancestor of Israel.
[?God?] -- “the blessings of thy father have prevailed” -- and the word, prevail, is Strong’s 1396. It means to be stronger -- I think that’s pretty obvious -- to be stronger, to be great or to be mighty. And those blessings “have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitor.”
Now, the King James says “have prevailed.” They put that in the past tense, and I declare to you that the word, prevailed, is an infinitive. We talked about Hebrew grammar. We’ve been speaking about it recently. In the original Hebrew, the word, to prevail, is an infinite. And the King James translators took a literary license of choosing the past tense, “have prevailed.”
I don’t believe I chose that tense, OK, because this is a prophecy, and it’s everything that’s going to come forth in the future. We’re dealing with the future. “The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings” -- or the curses or the blaspheming -- “of my progenitors.”
And the word progenitors is Strong’s 2029. It’s an infinitive, and it does -- now, if you look in verse 26, they translate it as a noun, “the blessings of my progenitors.” That’s a noun, but in the Hebrew, it’s a verb, 2029, and it means, to become pregnant, to conceive. And what we’re really talking about is the offspring of Jacob. When he says, “my progenitors,” he means those that I have conceived, those that I have conceived.
So, we’re saying the blessings of Abraham are stronger or shall be stronger than the cursing or the blaspheme of my offspring. Jacob had 12 sons. You may remember the story of Joseph and his 10 brothers. They were so envious of him, and they were so hateful of him, that they sought to kill him. And it was only because of the intervention of the firstborn, Reuben, that they didn’t kill him. They sold him to Ishmaelite traders.
But of course, we know that God’s hand was upon him, and it was really God that saved Joseph’s life because He had a great plan for Joseph. So, what we’re doing in these messages is that we’re trying to identify spiritual Joseph. We’re going over these prophecies, and we’re trying to find characteristics that will help us to place where we are spiritually in the Church.
So brethren, I declare to you that if you are in a place where your brethren hate you, where they seek to kill you, where they are envious of you to the point that if they could, they would destroy you, the chances are that you are moving in the spiritual realm of the tribe of Joseph.
And I hope I’ve put this on other tapes. I don’t believe that any one believer is in only any one tribe. There will be s- -- the characteristics of several tribes in our spiritual makeup, but I do not believe that each believer will manifest all 12 tribes. Because we’re finding out as we do these studies that some of these tribes have very negative characteristics. And although it’s possible to have some positive and some negative characteristics, there’s just too much of a separation. And I think that we will manifest the characteristics of several tribes but not all of them. The characteristics of all 12 tribes shall appear across the body of Christ. Hold on, you have a question? Well, you might as well. I stopped already so --
What I was wondering is if those negative things could be you before you got the Spirit of God? You know, like when -- I could have had them before I came to the Lord.
I agree with you. The Church is evolving [UNINTELLIGIBLE] the entire living soul is evolving, he’s going from being a soul man to being a spiritual man. And these characteristics that are appearing in the Church are characteristics of the less mature members of the body of Christ. I agree with you completely.
However, let me add this: It’s -- I am of the opinion that the Church is evolving so slowly that we have thousands of years ahead of us. I do not believe that the combination of all things, that eternal life for the masses is about to appear at any time in the near future. It’s just going too slowly, because the first thing that has to happen is that every member of the living soul has to be absorbed into the bride company, that’s the Church as we see it today. And then after that, Christ has to come forth. And they have to be absorbed into the bridegroom company and eventually receive eternal life.
But it’s going to take, in my opinion, thousands of years. And before that happens, there’s going to be a stage known as the Kingdom manifesting in the [?ark?] -- we’ve talked about this -- whereby people will marry -- people that are in God will marry and give birth to young, newborn babies that will be born with the Holy Spirit. As I see it, brethren, this is going to take thousands of years.
So, I agree with what you’re saying, that when we see members of the Church that are manifesting the negative characteristics, they are manifesting the immaturity of the present condition of the Church. But I believe that it’s possible -- [UNINTELLIGIBLE] I really have to get spiritual here -- God is doing this over thousands of years. And I believe that it’s possible for a particular member to live out his entire life being a negative manifestation of the Church, and maybe five generations down the line, his offspring will start manifesting the more mature characteristics.
Can you understand that? I know it’s tough, but God is doing a mighty work, and it’s very clear to me. I hope it’s clear to the people that are here. I don’t know about the people listening to the tapes. But those that have really been following along with the studies here, I hope that it’s clear to you that we are much more than the personality of this lifetime. That we are really a spiritual being that is existing through many generations.
And the Scripture is very clear that the ancestors and the offspring -- that they’re all one. The curses go to the third and fourth generation. The blessings go to 2,000 generations. That God is teaching that you are your offspring. I think it’s very clear through the whole Scripture.
I even watched a movie the other night about -- I don’t remember the name, but it was an old Greta Garbo movie, and the king of Sweden died, and his heir was a little girl. He had no sons. And Sw- -- the elders of Sweden said, well, he had no son, but this child was trained in government, and we’ll make his daughter king. And that’s what’s happening. The living soul, which is female, is becoming king. And they trained her, and they raised her up. And they said, here is the king, living in his daughter. The king lives in his daughter. So, for centuries, mankind has had a revelation of the principles that we’re teaching in this ministry.
But something happened about 100 years ago. There was a nation called America [?for one?], and just everything started to change. Maybe not 100 years ago; maybe with the industrial revolution. Maybe 50 years ago or 75 years ago. And all of these rules and all of these spiritual principles that the whole world knew about are now being denied, because everything is getting mixed up.
You’re no longer limited to what your father was in the natural, but you still are limited what -- to what your father was spiritually. You still are inheriting everything that your father was spiritually. And the only way out is in Christ Jesus. Am I making any sense to you? I feel like I’m rambling on.
So, we are more than what we are in this lifetime. We are our entire heritage. We are our -- we -- at this point, we are the sum total of our ancestry. And we shall continue to live in our offspring. So, I hope I answered your question. Did I answer your question? Oh, you want me to say it again. OK.
My question is --
-- [?it is?] something else [?that you mentioned?], but I don’t know if you want to talk about it now.
Another question? You have ano- -- ?
It’s the same thing, but --
I thought I -- I didn’t answer your question?
What I’m talking is about -- like you were saying, one person couldn’t have all those characteristics. But I think of [UNINTELLIGIBLE] to me, I could have -- like the one about Satan, I can’t remember which tribe it was. You’re going towards Satan. That I think, in my early life, I was. I was getting scarred, and I was -- even though He called me and He had His hand on me, I was going towards Satan, you know? But yet, I could be -- end up like the other one. You know?
I see what you’re saying. I guess it’s possible, if you feel that you can relate to every one of the 12 tribes in this one lifetime, well then I guess it’s possible. But I believe that -- I’m not saying it’s not possible, but there are people that will not fall in that category. That there are people that will live their whole lifetime and not be able to relate to every one of the 12 tribes.
But, however, their ancestors might have been able to relate to it, and their offspring might be able to relate to it. So, we are much more than this lifetime. But if you feel that you can relate, you know, to negative and positive of all 12 tribes, well then, praise the Lord. I guess there is some truth in that too.
But we’re much more than this lifetime. And the evolution of the living soul and the evolution of the Church of Almighty God is going on. It has been going on, is going on and shall be going on for thousands of years until every member of the living soul winds up at the ultimate end, which is the life of the ages. And we’ll have many members manifesting many different aspects and characteristics of it.
You have to -- you know, if you’re listening to this tape, ask God to give you a vision of the whole plan of God, of its whole living soul with many members manifesting all different kinds of characteristics but all working together and all moving forward to the ultimate end and -- where everybody shall have the life of the ages and going through all of these stages of being heathen, of having a [?30-fold be it?] centuries where the whole world just had a [?30 fold?], you know, back in the medieval times.
[UNINTELLIGIBLE] knowledge of the Word, but they were -- you know -- and they were living these righteous lives through imposing the law on people. And now, we’re moving into the age of the Spirit, and then we’re going to be moving into the age where babies are going to born with the Holy Spirit. It’s the whole evolution of the creation. Glory to God.
And everything that you think and everything that you hear -- yes, it’s possible to see it capsulized in one member of the living soul in one lifetime. But it’s much greater than that. Do you hear what I’m saying?
But I could see where it could manifest both ways. I could see that.
OK, so we’re dealing with “the blessings of thy father have prevailed above the” -- the cursings or the blaspheming of your progenitors. Do you have your -- is your father’s offspring cursing you? Have you experienced your father’s offspring hating you, envying you, wishing destruction upon you? It sounds like you’re moving in the tribe of Joseph. Glory to God.
“The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills.” This word -- well, the “bound,” first of all, is Strong’s 8379, and it means the fullest extent of something, the limit, as far as you could go. Glory to God. And it’s from a root that means, to mark out. Hallelujah.
And the word, everlasting, is Strong’s 5769. It means -- this word is used to describe perpetuity a lot in the Scriptures. Now, we cannot say, eternity, because in eternity, nothing changes. But we do have perpetuity, and what we’re promised in the Scripture is perpetuity world without end. The realm of time, which changes -- OK, but it’s a realm that will not end. This realm of time that we live in: It will not end. The world is -- will not end.
The life in the flesh will not end. It will go on without ceasing. Yet, within this realm, there is change. The living soul is evolving, so we cannot talk about eternity in the realm of time, because in the realm of time, there is change. OK? So, the word everlasting really means perpetuity, world without end. It means the beginning or end of which is either uncertain or else not defined. It means the days of life for either a person or a nation. It’s translated, forever, very frequently.
And we find, in the Old Testament, a lot of the instructions that the Lord gives Israel -- He says, “I’m making an everlasting covenant with you.” And I remember I was going to another church where people were going around trying to say that you had to celebrate the Passover because the Lord said the Passover is an everlasting covenant and that you had to keep on performing it.
And when we studied it out in that ministry, those of us that did study it out, we found out that what God means by everlasting covenant is that these rules and these conditions are forever so long as the covenant exists. But Jesus Christ came, and He replaced the old covenant with the new covenant. So therefore, we no longer have to celebrate the Passover because the covenant has been [UNINTELLIGIBLE].
If everlasting was in the covenant, and we find Scriptures saying that you shall be a slave -- OK -- for whatever the word is. It’s not everlasting; it’s the same Hebrew word. And it’s used in the Scripture to say you’ll be a perpetual slave. It’s this same Hebrew word, 5769. And what it means is, for as long as you live, you’re going to be my slave. But obviously, when you die, you can’t be my slave anymore because you’re dead. Because this term, everlasting, refers to the length of the life of a person or the life of a covenant, such as the old covenant or to the life of a nation. You could say to a nation, you shall be a tributary, and you’ll have to bring grain, and wheat, and gold and silver, but when the nation is destroyed, there’s no way that they can keep this everlasting tributary just simply because they don’t exist anymore.
So, what we’re saying here is to the limit of the everlasting hills. Let’s try and get a better understanding of this. [?And the word?], hills, is Strong’s 1389. It’s a feminine word, and it means little hill. And I remind you that we’ve studied here in this ministry that the hill refers to the top of our body. OK, when we’re measuring ourselves spiritually, from the depths of our innermost spiritual being outward, the hills typify the outline of our body, our skin if you will. And mountains refer to the spiritual life projecting forth from it. So, let me ready you an Alternate Translation I have, and then we’ll talk about it some more.
Alternate Translation, first half of Genesis 49:26: “God’s good intentions towards Abraham” -- that’s the blessings -- “and those good intentions are to impart the peace to them” -- to whom? To the descendants of Abraham -- “which results from being brought into submission to the authority of God. Those blessings shall be stronger than the curses or the blasphemy of the other 10 tribes, the offspring of Jacob. Even your brothers, Joseph, until the last generation of Abraham’s natural seed is birthed even Christ.”
And I’m suggesting to you that the everlasting hills, hills referring to our bodies because this is -- our bodies are the limit. They are the uttermost of our spiritual substance. Now, I know I’ve taught you that our spiritual life can vibrate forth beyond the hills, OK, if they want to. But the hills are the top of the vessel. The hills are the top of the vessel.
So, the vessels that are going to last for the life of the ages, those are the vessels that are going to be made permanent. And we’ve been teaching in this ministry that the living soul is perpetuating itself. We know that bodies die, and babies are born, and bodies die, and babies are born. And the living soul is multiplying, and it’s keeping itself alive in this realm of appearance because it keeps producing babies. But the only reason that it needs to keep producing babies is because bodies keep dying.
There will be no reason to produce a new generation to keep the living soul alive if the members of the living soul did not die. Glory to God. And the promise of God to the living soul is that we shall reach a point where the last generation shall be birthed. And that generation, the dead shall be resurrected. Christ shall appear, and that last generation giving life to the living soul. Glory to God.
So, the everlasting hills, I am suggesting to you, are the bodies that shall endure for the life of the race, for the life of the living soul. And they a- -- they shall endure until there is no more living soul. The everlasting hills, the hills that shall endure, the bodies that shall endure for the life of the race. We’re talking about incorruptible bodies. So, the Scripture says, “The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills unto the last generation that shall not die.”
Alternate Translation, first half of Genesis 49:26: “God’s good intentions towards Abraham to impart the peace to them, which results from being brought into submission to the authority of God, shall be stronger than the curses of my offspring, even your brothers, until the last generation of Abraham’s natural seed is birthed even Christ.” So what is God saying? He’s saying that the blessings that I have -- the promises, the blessings, the good things that I have directed towards Abraham are stronger -- now, blessings keep you alive -- they’re stronger than the curses and the blasphemy of your brothers, who would what? Who would destroy you until the generation that shall not die is manifested.
So what’s the Lord saying? He’s saying don’t worry about your brothers cursing you, because my blessings upon you and my plan for you is stronger than the blasphemy of your brothers against you. And I’m going to keep you alive until that last generation that shall not die. Don’t worry; your brothers’ curses do not have the power to kill off the human race, because my blessings shall keep you alive until you receive incorruptibility. Hallelujah.
“They shall be on the head of Joseph” -- what? The blessings of God -- “shall be on the head of Joseph and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.” OK, they shall be on the head. The word, “on,” is not in the Hebrew. The word, “head” -- now we have two words, “head,” there. “The head of Joseph” and “the crown of the head of him.” Those are two different Hebrew words.
The first word, “they shall be on the head of Joseph,” is 7218, and there are many definitions of that word, head. The one that I’ve chosen -- I had a really tough time with this whole verse. I had to meditate on it for several hours. And this is what God has given me. The translation that I have chosen for the word, head, in the phrase, “they shall be the head of Joseph,” is the beginning, the commencement and is used to describe beginnings of streams. And we know that streams typify spiritual life -- lesser rivers into which a larger river spreads itself. It can be translated to mean the beginning of a way -- of a new way -- the place where ways branch off.
And Isaiah 40:21 says: “Have ye not known? Have ye not heard? Hath it not been told you from the beginning?” Glory to God. From the beginning. That word, “beginning,” is Strong’s 7218, translated, head. Proverbs 8:23: “I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.” That word, “beginning,” is Strong’s 7218, also translated, head.
So, what the Lord has given me for you is that the blessings of Abraham shall be upon the beginning of Joseph. Now, what in the world does that mean? I’d like to remind you when we studied Manasseh, that we found out that Joseph’s sons, Manasseh and Ephraim, were no -- were taken from him. G- -- Jacob prophesied unto him that Manasseh and Ephraim are not the descendants of Joseph but that Jacob adopted them. Jacob adopted Manasseh and Ephraim, making them two members of the 12 tribes and making it 13 tribes for all intents and purposes.
And that Joseph’s offspring had not yet appeared. And when we did that study, we found out that the scripture very vaguely, in Genesis, said that Joseph had other offspring after Manasseh and Joseph, but there was nothing spoken about then, nothing said about them. And I suggested to you at that time, and I’m still standing by this, that what the scripture is really saying is that Joseph’s offspring shall be a spiritual offspring. Joseph’s offspring shall be a spiritual offspring.
The Lo- -- Jacob adopted Joseph’s two sons, giving them equality with Jacob’s 11 brothers and that Jacob’s offspring -- those -- Joseph’s offspring, those who would receive the inheritance from Joseph, would be a spiritual generation. So, what we’re saying here then, in Genesis 49:26, the second half of it, is that the blessings of Abraham shall be on the beginnings of Joseph. The blessings of Abraham shall be upon spiritual Israel.
“And upon the crown of” -- now remember that Joseph typifies Christ, and the offspring of Christ is the 42nd generation. “They shall be on the head of Joseph” -- on the beginnings of Joseph -- “and the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.” And this word, “the crown of the head” -- it’s Strong’s 6936, and it really means the scalp. Now, it took me -- I tell you, I really had to meditate on this for a long time, but this is what God has given me. The scalp is the top of the head. And [UNINTELLIGIBLE] said that it’s so called because that’s the place from which the hair grows -- the hair -- where the hair is divided and separated.
And I must have mentioned this to you at some point. I -- God has to- -- showed me years ago that the hair in the Scripture typifies the Spirit. And we know that Samson had to let his grow long, and when the Sp- -- when his hair was cut, he lost his strength. And there are many Scriptures. I’m not going to go into it now, but hair in the Scripture typifies Spirit. So, the top of the head is the place where you don- -- you’re no longer talking about hair. Like if you look at my hair, you don’t say the hairs of my head. It seems to be one entity. I have hair on my head. But when you get down to the scalp, that’s the place where you could really see that it’s individual hairs and where they’re separated and where they’re divided.
Now God told me that this is referring to the spiritual offspring, to the expansion of Joseph’s spiritual children. So, we’re saying that the blessings shall be on Joseph’s beginnings. Glory to God. And it shall be upon all of the offspring, the many offspring, that come thereafter that shall be as many as the hairs of his head.
Now, the word, “Joseph,” is Strong’s 3130, and it means, let him add. And it’s from a root that means to increase, to enlarge. So the meaning of Joseph’s name is to increase and to enlarge, and I’m suggesting to you that he typified the spiritual nation that’s coming forth. Glory to God. Hallelujah. Glory to God. He’s the spiritual nation that’s coming forth. And we’re going to understand that a little more as we go along.
Because I know that you all know, and you’re probably thinking right now that Christ came forth from Judah. Well, I’ll just put it on the tape right now. Christ came forth from Judah, so how can Joseph typify the spiritual nation? Well, I’m just going to give you a blanket statement, and then I’m going to establish it for you as we go on in the order that I have it in my notes. Now, this is what God has told me, that Judah typifies the spiritual life of Christ. It’s the spiritual life of Christ that came forth in Judah.
Joseph typifies the living soul at the end of its days when it has evolved from being a natural soul to a quickening spirit. So Joseph includes -- Joseph typifies the living soul after it has been joined to the Christ, which has come forth from Judah. Joseph typifies the whole bit, everything together, the living soul, after it has produced Christ and been married to Christ. It refers to the perfected man that has become a live-quickening spirit in the realm of appearance. Whereas Judah brings forth the spiritual life of Christ. And we know that we have been studying in this ministry that Christ indeed came forth from Judah but that the soul and the body that Christ received at birth was not perfect. Christ brought that soul into the sub- -- into submission to the spirit of holiness. Joseph typifies the living soul after it has been purified by the life of Christ dwelling in it and eternal life has come forth.
We have a word, “separate,” as Strong’s 5139. And it means, a Nazirite, a prince [?that is?] being consecrated to God. A Nazirite is a man who has consecrated his life to God and under the Old Testament, they have to take a vow. Sampson was a Nazirite. They couldn’t drink. They couldn’t cut their hair. There were certain things they could do, but the spiritual application is one whose life has been consecrated unto God.
And the verse that we’re dealing with is, “They shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.” So this word, separate, it isn’t just a qu- -- a word that means, they were put in two different places. It means that Joseph was separated from his brethren because he was consecrated unto God. Hallelujah. OK.
Alternate Translation, this is the second half of Genesis 49:26: “They shall be Joseph’s beginning and the increase of he who was separated out from among his brothers unto a consecrated life with God. They shall be on the head of Joseph” -- what? The blessings of Abraham. Now, the word, “on,” isn’t in the original scripture. “The shall be the head of Joseph. They shall be the beginnings of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him” -- the word, “on,” is not there -- “and the crown of the head of him and the place where his spirit increased into many hairs” -- or many spirits, OK? -- “of him who was separated out from among his brethren to a consecrated life with God.”
Alternate Translation, the whole of Genesis 49:26: “God’s good intentions towards Abraham to impart the peace to them, which results from being brought into submission to the authority of God, shall be stronger than the curses of the last generation of Abraham’s natural seed.” I think I read that wrong. I’m sorry. Let’s start from the beginning: “God’s good intentions towards Abraham to impart the peace to them, which results from being brought into submission to the authority of God, shall be stronger than the curses of my offspring” -- Jacob speaking -- “even your brothers until the last generation of Abraham’s natural seed is birthed even Christ. They shall be Joseph’s beginning and the increase of he who was separated out from among his brothers unto a consecrated life with God.”
Now, I just want to emphasize one point here in case there’s any question in your mind. With regard to this phrase, “until the last generation of Abraham’s natural seed is birthed even Christ,” Christ was the end of the covenant that the Lord had made with Israel. And I know that I’m saying something very controversial here, but it’s true.
Abraham’s natural seed, which was Israel, continued until its purpose was fulfilled. And there was just one purpose, one goal, one end towards which natural Israel was directed, and that was to produce the Christ. The giving of the law was for the specific purpose of making them a holy people before God so that the Christ could come forth from them. That was their whole purpose.
[UNINTELLIGIBLE] years ago, a woman was good for only one thing -- to produce a child. And everybody knew it, and that was how she was treated. There was one purpose for which I- -- natural Israel was manifested, and that was to produce the Christ. And once the Christ appeared, the covenant with natural Israel was dissolved, and the nation itself was dispersed across the globe. Hallelujah. We are now -- from the advent of Christ, we are now dealing with spiritual Israel.
We are now dealing with spiritual Israel, and I’d just like to remind you, when God first approached Abraham, His intention was to produce spiritual Israel. He went to Abraham. Abraham produced Isaac, and Abraham produced two children. The man of the flesh was rejected -- well, not rejected, but ignored -- and the man to whom the promise went -- all of the power of God went to Isaac. Isaac produced two children. The child of the flesh was just shunted to the side. And all of the promises of God went to one. That’s three generations: I- -- Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
In the fourth generation, the promise of God was distributed amongst 12 tribes. In the fourth generation, the promises to Abraham from God was distributed amongst 12 tribes. And out of all of these thousands, if not millions, of people that came forth the 12 tribes, they produced one spiritual man, Christ.
Christ chose 12 apostles. He imparted His spiritual life to 12 apostles. And they went forth, and they started reproducing. Paul said that he begot people in Christ. Paul called himself a father, a spiritual father. Can you see it? First in the natural, then in the spiritual. And now, it’s happening in the spiritual. Christ has come forth, typified by Joseph. And now, the 42nd generation is coming forth, the hairs of Christ’s head, the many spirits coming forth from the Spirit of Jesus Christ. Hallelujah. We are now dealing with spiritual Israel.
I know natural Israel still exists on the earth, and they still practice the old covenant to the best of their ability. Now, I know this is an unpopular thing to say if you’re Jewish and you’re hearing this tape. I am not offending you or out to offend you. I’m telling you the truth. There’s no way you could be righteous before God under the old covenant.
And if you want to take it technically, it’s simply because you can’t fulfill the Commandments. You have to worship only at the temple. The only valid, acceptable place of worship is Solomon’s Temple. It’s not standing. If you want to be righteous before God until the old covenant, you have to follow all of the sacrificial rules. There are no Levite priests to perform your sacrifices. In some states, there are laws against slaughtering animals; you need to be licensed.
Cannot you see that God has collapsed this covenant? Can’t you see that God has torn down this covenant? It’s impossible to keep it. You have to appear three times before God and Israel every year. How are you justified not doing that? Can’t you see God’s torn it down? And if you want to be righteous with God, you must go now through the Lord Jesus Christ.
OK, I’m going to recap the -- all of the verses on Joseph, which is verses 22 through 26. “Joseph is a son of God that bears many offspring even a son who bears spiritual young in the realm of appearance, whose sons appear above their spiritual foundation and are able to master the realm of appearance, both beholding it and journeying about within in but not being overcome by it. And the master of the living soul, even the husband of Israel’s youth, makes her bitter and grieved, wounds her by dividing her into many members, setting himself opposite to them. But nevertheless, the life of his spirit is marrying the living soul, and they shall continue in the realm of appearance for the life of the ages. And Israel shall be purified as [UNINTELLIGIBLE] gold by the spiritual power of the Almighty God of Jacob. Your help shall come from Israel even Jesus Christ, the great shepherd, who shall rule through the members of the body of Christ by His glorified Spirit. Help will come from your father’s God, and the impregnable God even the Destroyer shall break you down into your basic spiritual parts, rearrange them and restore you to the correct moral order thus granting you the peace that occurs only when He rules over you. The life of God shall be found in the Satanic realm of your unconscious mind. The life of God shall appear in your soul and in your human spirit. God’s good intentions towards you” -- I’m sorry -- “God’s good intentions towards Abraham to impart the peace to them, which results from being brought into submission to the authority of God, shall be stronger than the curses of my offspring, even your brothers, until the last generation of Christ. They shall be Joseph’s beginning and the increase of he who was separated out from among his brothers into a consecrated life with God.”
Glory to God. They shall be Joseph’s beginning. Who shall be Joseph’s beginning? OK, the spiritual seed. The spiritual seed of Israel shall be Joseph’s beginning. OK, summary of characteristics of spiritual Joseph.
God’s covenant with Abraham is fulfilled in Joseph. Joseph typifies the living soul from its beginning in the natural realm unto its spiritual end. Three, God’s decision to make a helpmeet for Adam is fulfilled in Joseph, and that help is Christ. For Joseph shall be a spiritual young, the perpetual generation. Five, Joseph typifies the living soul from its beginning to its fulfillment, when it is joined to Judah.
Now, some of you may have heard that Judah has inherited the scepter, but Joseph has inherited the birthright. And I just want to go into that a little bit. “Unger’s Bible Dictionary” says that the birthright is the right of the firstborn, that to which one is entitled by virtue of his birth, OK? Now, we are not talking about what spiritual life is in Jesus Christ. We are talking about that which one is entitled to by birth. We’re talking about Jesus Christ fully birthed into the life-quickening spirit. He is entitled to certain rights that He did not have when He was simply a spirit.
OK, these are the rights and the privileges of the firstborn. The firstborn stands for the entire offspring. He represents the prime of human vigor. He receives a double portion of the estate, and the other sons single and equal portions. In other words, if there are four sons, the oldest son gets -- the land has to be divided into five portions. The oldest son gets two. And I remind you that’s what happened to Joseph. We studied this on a prior message, that Jacob gave a second piece of land to Joseph, one for Ephraim and one for Manasseh. Joseph got the double portion. Glory to God.
The firstborn enjoyed an authority over the younger similar to that possessed by a father. As head of the family, he had to provide food, clothing and other necessities in his house for a mother -- for his mother until death and for his unmarried sisters until their marriage. The firstborn was the head of the pri- -- and the priest. He was the head and the priest of the whole family.
The priesthood belonged to Reuben, but it was transferred to Levi. And the birthright belonged to Reuben, but it was transferred to Joseph. So what we see God doing in the natural is that He’s splitting up the creation. He gave the priesthood to Levi. He gave the scepter, the spiritual authority, to Judah. And he gave all of the rights of the firstborn, the leadership in the realm of appearance, to Joseph.
And I just want to go over the primary characteristics of spiritual Judah. I’m going along with my notes here, but I already gave you this. I’ll give it to you again that the -- I found Judah and Joseph so close that it confused me, and that’s why I decided to go into this in detail. And this is what the Lord showed me. Judah is the spiritual authority outside of the flesh. Joseph typifies the spiritual authority after it has been joined to the flesh. He typifies the fullness of the creation. Glory to God.
So these are the qualities of Judah. I just want to read it to you again. Judah shall have power to defeat his enemies, spiritual authority. Your brothers shall repent before you, acknowledge your authority, and you shall minister to them. Judah is going to have this spiritual authority to bring forth repentance. The spiritual root of Christ shall not be removed from Judah.
Messiah, or the sons of God, shall be born of you, and he shall have authority over the people. He shall join the soul of Christ to the natural man, His spirit to the human spirit of man. And the Satanic realm shall be neutralized because of the light He will impart to it. Judah typifies those who are lowered into the realm of appearance with the son of God at the beginning of time for the purposes of multiplication. And He shall fulfill the promise of God, which is the impressing of the image of God upon the soul of man, causing him to rise to spiritual power again.
So when we look at the prophecy to Judah, we see that God is addressing the spiritual life before it was joined to the earth, the spiritual life before it was joined to the earth and its progression in the earth. OK? Hallelujah. So, my conclusions are that Judah typifies spiritual authority within the living soul, and Joseph typifies the whole creation together, the spiritual authority joined to the natural man, the soul of man, and thus, purifying the soul of man, OK? After which, the living soul assumes the priesthood as well as the parental responsibility for the flock and the ownership of the land.
The completed living soul, of whom the Spirit of Christ will be a part, is going to have the whole inheritance. He’s going to have the double portion of the land. He’s going to have the spiritual authority. He’s going to be the priest of the family. He’s going to be everything when the living soul becomes a life-quickening spirit. And his spiritual head is the Spirit of Christ, which is ruling from within him. So, I hope I made that clear. It really confused me for a while. I spent a lot of time in meditation last night, and if it’s -- if you have any questions, I’ll try to answer you.
Glory to God. We had a little time left on the tape, so we’re going to do Zebulun. I picked a short one. Zebulun, I believe that’s verse 13 of Genesis 49: “Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for a haven of ships; and his border shall be unto Zidon.”
The word, “Zebulun,” is Strong’s 2074, and it means habitation, to enclose, to reside, to dwell in. And that speaks to me of our natural -- of the land that we live in, which is our so- -- our body. “Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea.” The word, “dwell,” is Strong’s 7931, and it means to abide, to continue, to remain, to rest. And we know that we’re talking about spiritual life looking for a resting place. Spiritual life dwells or abides in the body. Glory to God. The word “haven” is Strong’s 2348, and that means a shore or a coastline or a sheltered bay, something that’s covered over. And again, the impression that the Lord has given me is that it’s referring to the human body covering over and sheltering the spiritual life.
So, the impression I’m getting this far is that Zebulun is a pretty carnal man. Let’s keep on going. “Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea.” And the sea, I remind you, typifies the living soul, the living soul. So, Zebulun shall dwell -- he’s going to abide in this safe place of the sea. He’s going to be a soulish, carnal man. “And he shall be for a haven of ships.” And he shall be for a sheltered place of ships.
Now this word “ships” is [?391?]. It’s a feminine word, and it’s plural, so it refers to a fleet, a galley, a navy. Hallelujah, we’re going to find out what that means in a minute. “And his border shall be unto Zidon.” His border -- now, we studied this -- I don’t have the tape for you, but I know that we studied this on a past tape.
This word “border” -- it was several months ago -- is Strong’s 3411, and Strong’s says that it means flank, rear, recess or side, but Strong’s also tells us that it’s the feminine of 3409. And 3409 means generative parts or reproductive parts. I think we studied this in our studying on the Babylon [UNINTELLIGIBLE].
Now why in the world would the King James translators take a male word that means, reproductive parts, and when they translate it into the female, instead of saying that it means the female reproductive parts, they utterly change the meaning of it. I don’t know why they did it, but that’s what they did it. But we’re going to use it in its original meaning, reproductive parts, only female reproductive parts.
So, what have we got here? Well, we’re saying that Zebulun, he’s a soul man, he’s a carnal man, and he’s producing safe haven for soulish men that come with all of their navies, with all of the armies that are upon the sea of the living soul of the navy. So, let- -- [?actually?], before I go on any further with that, I want to deal with Zidon.
It says, “And his border” -- or his reproductive parts -- “shall be unto Zidon.” Well, what in the world does that mean? “Unger’s Bible Dictionary” said that Zidon is a very ancient and wealthy city on the Mediterranean, and although it was assigned to Asher -- and you could read about that in Judges 1:31 -- it was never conquered. In other words, as you may recall, God said to the 12 tribes of Israel, this is your land, but you have to go out and fight for it.
Go out and fight, and I’ll be with you, and you’ll conquer it. God did not hand them, each tribe, their land on a platter, already pacified. God gave the 12 tribes of Israel land that needed to be conquered and pacified before they could live in it. So, “Unger’s Bible Dictionary” says that although this land of Zidon was assigned to Asher, Asher never conquered it.
But on the contrary, it was a sometimes formidable enemy. You can read about that in Judges 10:12. So, Zidon typifies land that was never conquered by the spiritual man. And Zidon is the firstborn of Canaan. And I remind you that Canaan was cursed by Noah. Genesis 9:24 - 25: “And Noah awoke from his wine, and he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.” So, Canaan was cursed by Noah, and we find out that Zebulun is going to be subject to this city, which typifies a fierce, heathen nation that was never conquered and was a formidable foe and typifies cursed land. So, what have we got here?
Alternate Translation, Genesis 49:13: “Zebulun shall live out of their flesh man. He shall be a place where the soul man can manifest the carnal mind freely. And his spiritual reproductive parts shall be a formidable enemy to the spiritual man and shall never be conquered, that is until the curse of Canaan is broken in Christ.”
“Zebulun shall live out of their flesh man” -- Israelites, spiritual Israelites, with carnal minds. And how -- “He shall be a place where the soul man can manifest the carnal mind freely. And his spiritual reproductive parts” -- his mind, his carnal mind shall be a formidable enemy to the Christ trying to come forth in him. And he “shall never be conquered, that is until the curse of Canaan is broken in Christ.” [?He’ll?] never be conquered. Well, how could that be? We know that every member of the living soul is going to be saved.
Well, the Israelites that are typified by Zebulun can go on for generations being carnal Christians, speaking in tongues, dancing and doing all k- -- reading their Bible, doing everything, but never yielding up their carnal mind to the emerging Christ in them. And we could see generations of this until the day comes that Jesus Christ comes to deal with Zebulun, breaks the curse of Canaan and brings them into submission.
Because the promise to A- -- of Abraham is stronger than the curse of Noah. The promise of Abraham that He shall bless -- the promise of God to Abraham that He shall bless Abraham’s seed, that he shall bring Abraham’s seed into submission, is stronger than the curse of Noah upon Zebulun. The blessings of Almighty God are stronger than any curse in this natural realm. And in due season, every member of the living soul shall partake of those blessings. He shall be brought into submission and humbled by Almighty God. Hallelujah. Any questions today?
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