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We are going to go over the Alternate Translations of Genesis 2:18 through Genesis 2:25 today. As I told you at the end of the last message, Part 2, I would be going over the past few verses because I did them very quickly. And I, along with the rest of you, was getting slain in the spirit. I sort of did rush through those last few verses.
And tonight I have made some alterations in the Alternate Translations. God has shown some things to me more clearly, especially those last few verses, which have always mystified me. And, basically, brethren, we see, in this message, the formation of the Devil, where the Devil has come from. And we see that Adam has incarnated as the Devil. He could have incarnated as Christ Jesus or as the Devil. And, because of his union with the Serpent, he incarnated as a Devil. So we see that the Devil is Fallen Adam.
So we see that the Father formed Adam from the dust of the ground and breathed the breath of life into him, which breath formed an incomplete mind in Adam. And when we go over each of these verses, I will show you exactly where the Scripture said, And the Lord watched Adam to see whether or not this incomplete mind would join in an act of spiritual sexual intercourse with either Jehovah or the Serpent. And the result of that union would complete his mind, causing it to be born as, or causing the Adam to incarnate as, either Christ Jesus or the Devil.
Adam failed to discern Christ. He failed to join with Jehovah, and he did join with the Serpent. The Devil was the fruit of that union, and he incarnated in the form of a group of wandering men, we are told about in the Book of Zephaniah, who labor continuously so that they can exist and survive in this world system. So we see that the Devil is a mysterious name for Fallen Adam.
We are going to review several terms, brethren. And, once again, I encourage you to just submit yourself to God. Do not get nervous if you do not understand what I am saying. As this revelation unfolds, I am finding that some of the names that I have used to describe some of the aspects of the creation have not been correct. As far as I know, my principles have always been correct; I just did not know the name of everything that I was talking about or perceiving in the spirit. And it just never ceases to amaze me, as this revelation unfolds, how the Lord has a name for every aspect of what we are talking about.
I have some new names for you. Let me put them all on the board here. So you have to roll with the punches, which most of you are doing. This is the way the Lord has seen fit to teach us, and I have to make changes just like you do.
So what am I talking about? Well, you might hear, on a past message, me referring to Satan in a certain context, and now I will be referring to the Devil in that context. If you are confused or you cannot follow through, it is no big deal. If you cannot tell the difference between Satan and the Devil and the carnal mind, and that is where you are at, that is fine with me. But I have to preach it as God is showing it to me. So do not be getting into your carnal mind now. If Christ is mature enough to receive this, fine. And if he is not, just roll with the punches. Is everybody OK? OK.
Before we start reviewing these verses, I would like to put on the board a list of aspects of the creation and the specific name that God has shown me that that aspect is called by. And we will try to implement those names when we discuss these Scriptures. You may have noticed I am still stumbling myself. I will say Satan instead of the Devil or whatever. It is hard to make these changes. But to the extent that the Lord equips you to do it, without doing it with your carnal mind, it really is necessary because it prepares you for the next step of revelation. And it really does make that next step easier, if you can get it. But if you cannot, do not worry about it.
If you listen to my early messages of the Book of Revelation, you will recognize that I kept mixing up the soul and the spirit. I kept saying soul where I should have been saying spirit. It took me a long time to get that straight. In the more recent messages, I got that straightened out. Instead of saying soul, I am now saying spirit. Then, as we went further, now the Lord is showing me the difference between soul, spirit and mind. And so I am making that correction. Mind is spirit; mind is a particular aspect of spirit. So I am trying very hard to use the correct descriptive term so that, as you review the messages, it will go into your spirit. Do not break your carnal mind over it because your carnal mind could break over it.
And this revelation is rolling in with such a depth that it is very common for me to put on a message that I made a month ago and hear something on it that the Lord has refined, hear something that, in this hour, I would call an error. It happened to me not too long ago. I heard, on the message, one of you believers asking me if the mind and the soul were the same thing or some question like that. It was you. And whatever the question was, I said, yes, the mind and the soul are the same. And now I know the mind and the soul are not the same.
So, as this revelation is going forth, we are getting more and more detailed. I cannot even imagine it continuing. But, at this point, I believe that, until we are in full stature, there is no reason for me to believe that we are reaching the whole or the top of the revelation. As long as we are in imperfection, this revelation is continuing to roll forth.
Is it just me, or is this anointing already awesome? I am getting slain right now, and I did not even start preaching yet. Do you discern it also? You discern it? You discern it. There is a whole cloud hanging over this room. Unbelievable.
Let us try this. We are starting with Genesis 2:7: And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life.
So, to start with, first of all, let me remind you that the Hebrew word translated man, up into about verse 23, when we get to it, I will show it to you exactly; it is not the Hebrew word which means man. It is the Hebrew word which means Adam. Adam was not a man. Adam was the creature that God formed. He was neither male nor female. He was neuter. And the word, Adam, is only one word in the dictionary beyond the word for red earth, adam. So we see that God formed something out of the earth, and he called it by the name of the earth that he formed it from. He called whatever it was that he formed Adam. It is not accurate to call him a man because he was not a man. As I just read to you, he was dust. He was dust.
And the Lord God formed Adam of the dust of the ground. So we see that Adam is the dust. And there are several Scriptures, especially in the Prophets and the Psalms, that speak about the dust. The next time you read in the Psalms or you read in a Prophet about the dust, you know that that is a mysterious way of the Lord talking about the creation, Adam. He is the dust. Glory to God.
And then we read, in the same verse, that the Lord breathed the breath of life into his nostrils. Is that what it says? Breath of life. He breathed the breath of life into the nostrils of the dust. Now, brethren, we talked about this a little on Sunday. You are going to really stumble with these Scriptures if you try to work with the King James translation, because the King James translators took all the Hebrew words and laid them out and made a fairy tale out of them. You have to really go into the Hebrew and see what the other potential translations are of these words, because we have a fairy tale, nothing more and nothing less. That which God formed of the dust did not have nostrils like you have. That is not what the Hebrew word means. OK. Breathed into an opening; there was a sack that was formed. It was a sack.
I am not going to redo this whole Alternate Translation. We have done all of these verses on the Message #18 series. I am just telling you, if you try to listen to this teaching with your carnal mind, and you try to relate it to the King James translation, your mind is going to go bong, bong, bong, will not be able to do it. OK.
So the breath of life is the next thing that we read about. I suggest to you that, when God breathes his breath, which is his Spirit, into that which was formed, the breath of God is Christ.
Now, the Lord said something very interesting to me today about Christ. Let me share that with you. I have been teaching you, over the years, that the Spirit, which came from God, which is in the creation, is the female seed. And people have asked me, how could the Spirit of God be female? And, for however long we have been talking about this, I have been telling you that God was making himself a wife. And all of the breath in the Lord is male. But, at the moment it left him and it entered into his wife, it became a female seed. That is what I have been teaching you, and that has not been exactly accurate.
Now, it is accurate to say that the spirit in man is the female seed. But there was another step in the middle that I did not see, and I want to give it to you now. When God breathed the breath of life into Adam, it was male, and its name was Christ. So we see, once again, the male and female concept in the creation is one of weakness and strength. It has nothing to do with male and female as we know it now. Male is strong; female is weak. God was not making a wife for himself as we think of a wife in our human terms. God is male; Jehovah is male, and that which he formed, Adam, from the very beginning, was male. And the spirit in him was male, and the name of that Spirit was Christ. It was not until Christ died that Christ became the human spirit and became female.
If you can hear it, God had planned to reproduce his life in some way that I do not know about. Now, I have told you this before: if Adam did not fall, God had a way to cause the creation to become all that he wanted it to be. God had a way to expand the creation into whatever he wanted it to be, without male and female animal bodies, the way we are doing it now. The way the creation is expanding now is a weak, corruptible way of expansion. It is not the ideal. It is because man died, because of sin, that we are reproducing in animal bodies, which was part of the curse.
When Jehovah said to Eve, You shall bear your children in sorrow, if you look at that Hebrew word, I believe it is sorrows, in the Gesenius lexicon, you will see that another potential translation is in an animal body. God could very well have been saying to Eve, Because you have sinned with the Serpent, one of the results of that sin is that you shall bear your offspring in an animal body. Now, that says to me that, if she did not sin with the Serpent, she would not have had to have borne her offspring in an animal body. How would she have borne her offspring? The Lord has told me, by some form of cell division. I have no more information than that.
So what am I saying to you? Before the fall of man, when Jehovah breathed the breath of life into Adam, he was male. That breath was male, and Adam was male. And we have a second witness to that in Genesis 2. We have talked about all of this many times. Genesis 2:8: And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden. And there he put the man whom he had formed. Of course, that word man means Adam. It does not mean man.
And then he put Adam, whom he had formed -- that Hebrew word translated put is the same Hebrew word used to describe the imputed anointing. I have spoken about this before, and I have suggested to you that that verse means that Adam at that point was given dominion over his environment. Although Adam did not have an internalized righteousness which came from his state of being, Adam had not yet sinned but had the potential to sin, and God imputed righteousness to him. And in righteousness is life and dominion over every enemy. God gave it to him. It is the same word that talks about the gifts and the calling of God being without repentance.
Jehovah breathed his own breath into Adam, and that breath was male. It was male when it was in Jehovah, and it was male when it went into Adam. And, because the breath of life that joined with the dust was Christ, the Spirit of Jehovah, Adam was given dominion over his whole environment and over his whole self, even though he still had the potential to sin. And that masculinity, that manhood, that spiritual manhood, which was in Adam from the beginning, remained male until such time as Adam joined with the Serpent. And the Devil, which we have been calling the carnal mind all along, was born into the creation.
And I am going to go into more detail in this, if I do not pass out completely from this anointing, because my eyes are closing on me. I do not know how I am standing here. OK. We are going to go into it in more detail.
So, let me say something to you, so you could stay with me. This is what I am suggesting to you. This breath of life that Jehovah breathed into the dust, it formed an incomplete mind that we have been calling an altar. The dust came together with the breath, and there had to be another element of the mind, which would be the product of the union of the dust and that breath of life. There was a union there, and there was going to be an offspring. And that offspring, we will call a completed mind. We had the breath of God, which was Christ. OK. We had it joined to the dust, which is Adam. And then we are waiting for another element to come in. It is either going to be the Spirit of the Father, or it is going to be the Serpent. Let me try drawing this for you.
Let us do it like this. We have dust, and we have breath, and it forms an altar. We will make it carnal. Now, to that altar, just as the Scripture says, Elijah made an altar, and he put the carcass of the animal on the altar, and fire came down from heaven and consumed that altar. Fire typifies spirit, right? In the same manner, we are looking for a spirit to come and touch this altar made from dust and breath. We are looking for a fire, for a lightning, for a spirit to come from the outside and to strike that altar. If that lightning, if that fire is the Spirit of Jehovah, we will see the product of this altar arise in the form of the man, Christ Jesus. Let me write this, fire, over here, spiritual fire.
But, in the event that that spiritual fire is not Jehovah, but it is the spiritual fire known as the Serpent, we will see that, when that fire hits the breath and the dust, the product of these elements is going to be not the man, Christ Jesus, but the woman, whose name is -- anybody?
COMMENT: The Devil.
PASTOR VITALE: The Devil. Hallelujah. The Devil. And the Devil has a conscious mind, which is the carnal mind. And she has an unconscious mind, whose name is Satan. So we see the fire of the Serpent produces a woman, whose name is the Devil, and she abides on this altar, which is formed of dust, breath and fire.
But, if that fire of Jehovah gets in here, the product is the man, Christ Jesus. So we have a big question here. At the beginning of time, who is the man going to join with in a form of spiritual sexual intercourse which will produce an offspring that will complete his mind? He needs to complete his mind, you see, because a threefold cord is not easily broken. A mind that is formed only of the dust and breath can easily be broken. Some spirit could come in there with his fire and just break that altar.
But, when an offspring is born to that altar, if it be the man, Christ Jesus, that man, Christ Jesus, is a cherub. Did you know that the cherub is the man, Christ Jesus? He is the angel in your own heart, and he stands in front of the altar with a flaming sword. Let us draw that in for you.
Let us say the fire that comes down on this altar is Jehovah. I am sorry. I cannot draw. These are supposed to be wings, in case you cannot tell. The artists are laughing at me. That is OK. I am talented in my own right. Draw, I cannot, and play the guitar, I cannot. But I am a good preacher. OK.
So we have an altar made of dust and breath, and we see the spiritual fire of Jehovah coming down and hitting that altar. And there is formed there a cherubim, and that cherubim has a flaming sword. And the flaming sword is called the Spirit of Christ. And the cherubim himself is Christ Jesus or the mind. And, of course, the name of the cherub is Christ Jesus, and he also has a mind in there. He has a mind, and it is called --
So we see that here is the fulfillment of that which we read about in the Book of Leviticus. I hope it is Leviticus. All all my letter people, is that right? The Book of Leviticus, where we receive the instruction from the Lord through Moses as to how to build that altar, which is really just a type of the reality of the spiritual altar, which is made of the dust, which is Adam, and the breath, which is Christ, and the fire which comes down, which is Jehovah, and produces the cherubim, which has the flaming sword, which is the Spirit of Christ, and whose conscious mind is Christ.
Now, when the man fell, and God pronounced the curse, we see that the fire that came down was not Jehovah. So we see, when we have this altar, and it is made out of dust and breath, and the fire that comes down is the Fiery Serpent, we see that a cherub is formed. But the name of that cherub, which we see in the Book of Genesis, is the Devil. And what is the name of the Devil's flaming sword?
COMMENT: The carnal mind?
COMMENT: No, it is Satan.
PASTOR VITALE: Satan. Amen. Satan. And the mind that is in that cherub is the mind which is born of the flesh, the carnal mind.
So we see that, as we try to get back into Eden, the cherub with the flaming sword that we have to get through -- who is trying to stop us from getting back into Eden? It is the Devil herself, whose mind is carnal and whose spirit is Satan. I do not about you, but I always thought that the angels, the cherubs with the flaming swords, were Christ, but they are not. They are the carnal mind that we have to break through because Christ is being formed underneath the carnal mind, and we have to get through that carnal mind to get back to Eden.
I will take questions today. This is a very complicated message.
COMMENT: Why does it say, in the Scriptures, that God placed a cherubim of flaming swords to keep the way? He threw the mountain, and then said he placed it there. Why? If it is the carnal mind, I do not understand why that Scripture leads us to believe that God did that and that it was his angel that keeps us from going in.
PASTOR VITALE: Because it is the King James. I have not looked at it word by word. But, as I said at the beginning of this message, the Hebrew is so difficult and so mysterious that the translation regarding this area of the Scripture is so fantasized that that is the way it came forth. Do you hear what I am saying? The King James translators made this big fantasy out of it: man, woman, Adam and Eve. And the cherubim is just part of it. They just did not understand, and this is what came out.
And, as I told you at the beginning of this message, if you try to understand this teaching by comparing it to the King James translation, it is going to give you a headache. You are going to have to go into the Hebrew. OK. And that particular verse, I have not looked up yet.
COMMENT: OK. And my other question is: What is the difference between the names, Serpent and Satan?
PASTOR VITALE: The Serpent -- well, we are going to get to it. I will give it to you briefly. Hopefully, we are going to get down the list. That is on my list. The Serpent was in the garden at the beginning. We do not see the name, Satan, anywhere in the Book of Genesis. You see the Serpent, which is the first generation of the Serpentine family.
The Serpent's name changed when she separated from the -- now, remember, the Serpent is the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, which is in the midst of the Tree of Life, like a peach pit is in the midst of a peach. The Serpent, or the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, was in the midst of the Tree of Life and was in submission to the Tree of Life or in submission to Christ. And the two were one. They were single. There was one tree with a pit in the midst of it. If you are following me, there was one peach with a pit in the midst of it. But, at some point, in the garden, the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil separated out. The Serpent came out from under the authority of Christ and became his opponent, at which point the Lord changed his name.
And the name changed from the Serpent to the Dragon. The Dragon took on a male role and began to approach Adam as a male. Actually, to tell you the truth, when I say, over here, the fire that came down on the altar was the fire of the Serpent, that is not accurate. I should really be saying it is the fire of the Dragon because the Serpent, who is female, when she takes on a male role, her name changes to the Dragon. So it is really the Dragon's fire that came down here.
And, when the Dragon's fire touched the dust and the breath, there was a birth, called the Devil. The Devil is the completed mind. The Devil is the mind in Adam, which is completed on the negative side. And the Devil has a spirit in her, which is the unconscious mind, which is called Satan.
So we are really talking about generations here. The Serpent is in the garden, she is female and in submission to Christ. Her name changes to the Dragon when she comes out from under Christ's authority and starts acting like a man. She completes Adam's mind and forms the Devil, which is the incarnation of man as we know him today. OK. The early creation incarnates; the mind completes. And the completed mind, which is fathered by the Dragon, which is completed on the negative side of the creation, is a woman. She is female. Her name is the Devil. She has an unconscious mind, or, you can say, she has a spirit. The Devil has a spirit, which is called Satan, and has an conscious mind, which is called the carnal mind.
PASTOR VITALE: Did I answer your question? Anybody else? Before I go on with this, any other questions? Hallelujah.
You say, Pastor Vitale, why are we talking about this? Who even cares about it? Well, we care about it because God is teaching it. But, even aside from that, for practical reasons, we really need to know this because our salvation, the process which is resulting in our salvation, is the reversal of this. The Devil is being broken down and destroyed. Then the altar is being broken down and destroyed. OK. And we have the fire of the Lord Jesus Christ coming down and forming his Son on this altar. So it is important to know all this because it has to be undone before it could be done correctly. Hallelujah.
And we know that fire is always a medium, if not the medium of change. If you look at how scientists operate, they are always heating their chemicals. It is always fire that produces the change. So we see dust and breath, but fire is the catalyst. It is the catalyst. It is what makes the change occur. It is what makes things pop. It is what makes things happen. OK. Is everybody OK? We will go on to the next name. Just erase this.
So far, we have Adam is the dust; the breath of life is Christ. And then we see also, in verse 7: And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life. And Adam -- that word, man, is Adam -- became a Living Soul.
Now, all of these years, I always thought that the Living Soul was the whole creation. And, as I look back at my early teachings, I called the whole creation a Living Soul before the Fall, and I called the whole creation the Living Soul after the Fall. I just recently began to call the creation, as it exists now, that fallen dead soul because how could I be calling it a Living Soul when it died?
And now the Lord is even correcting me further. And he is telling me that the dust, when it is joined to the breath of Christ, the union has its own name, and it is called the Living Soul. OK. Now, that is a new one for me. Do you hear what I am saying? Adam is the dust. The breath of God's life is Christ. And, when the Lord puts the two of them together, their name is the Living Soul. Dust plus breath is called the Living Soul.
Now, remember, the dust is soul; earth is soul, and breath is spirit. So we see the Living Soul is a combination of spirit and soul. Dust and breath is a Living Soul. But we will find out, later on, that this term, the Living Soul, is not talking about the whole personality or the whole creation. It is really talking about the altar that we just spoke about. It is the incomplete mind.
Just as a human woman conceives, and that fetus begins to be formed in her womb, beginning with the heart and all of the other organs built around that heart, we see that Jehovah is literally building this spiritual creation. And he is beginning with the mind, which could be likened to the human heart. So, we see, the formation of the fetus in the womb is an excellent type of the way Jehovah is building this creation. He is beginning with the center of the creation, the mind.
Now, I remind you what we taught on the Sunday message about what a mind is. A mind is a container for the Spirit. And we find that the Lord forms a mind through the union of the dust and the spirit. But it is more than just putting the two of them together. Just like a male sperm joins with a female ovum, there has to be a union which produces a new life. And the mind is not just the union of the dust and the breath, but the product. Or, as we found it expressed by the prophet, Zephaniah, the increase which occurs after the union takes place is the mind. We found it expressed by the prophet, Zephaniah, as the bubbling up of, or the increase, which takes place after the union of the dust and the breath. And the increase is the completed mind. And that completed mind is either the man, Christ Jesus, or the woman, mysteriously known as the Devil.
The Scripture tells us, in another place, that the mind is a garment for the Spirit of Jehovah. Now, the Spirit of Jehovah is pure Spirit. It has no form or shape. But the mind does have form or shape because the mother of the mind is the dust. The dust has form and shape, joined with the formless Spirit of Christ. And there was an increase. The product of the dust and the spirit produce a whole new creature called mind.
Jesus said, I am the Son of man, and I am the Son of God. What he is saying is, My Father is God, Spirit, and my mother is the dust, soul. And I, Christ Jesus, the Son of God, am the product of a mother and a father. That is why I am the Son, said Jesus, Christ Jesus, the Son of the Living God, the increase, the bubbling over, the product of the union of spirit and dust. Thank you, Jesus. Hallelujah.
There was something I was supposed to say. It just went right past my mind. Thank you, Lord. I said Christ Jesus, the product of spirit and dust. I am sorry, Lord. I think I lost it. I had a witness for you, a scriptural witness to that. Well, anyway, let me go on.
So we see that the mind is a garment which has formed that is intended to cover -- oh, yes. Thank you, Lord. I wanted to relate that for you, brethren, to Genesis 2:24: Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother and shall cleave unto his wife. Now, I am sorry, all you Pharisees, but that is not speaking about human men and women. Therefore shall a man -- the Hebrew word, translated man, is not the word, Adam. That is the Hebrew word, man, as opposed to woman. OK. And the man is not the dust, but the man -- does anybody remember?
PASTOR VITALE: No. Close, but the man is Christ Jesus, the product of the union. That is why, when Christ is born, you see, he has to leave his father and his mother, and he has to cleave unto the mind that he has become. That is what it is saying. Christ, the Spirit of God, and the dust -- when that incomplete mind does increase into a completed mind, the man cleaves unto that mind and is no longer in this primitive state of dust and spirit. He has to leave his father, Christ, and leave his mother, dust, and he now becomes the man, Christ Jesus. And he cleaves unto his wife. He goes forward as a part of the whole creation. We are going to go into it. I do not think we are going to get to it tonight, but we will go into it.
Does anybody not know what I just said? The man is the child born, Christ Jesus, the product of the dust and the spirit. And when this Christ finds himself formed into the man, he leaves this condition of being just an altar. He leaves this condition of being an incomplete mind. He leaves this condition of dust and spirit. He is formed into a new creature, a mind, which is a man, and he goes forward. He is no longer father and mother. See, it is not that it is a child leaving a physical father and a physical mother. But, the Scripture is saying, He ceases to be in the form of the father and the mother and becomes the Son, if you can hear it. His form is changing. He was the father and the mother, and now he has become the Son.
Are we not told, in another place, that Jesus is the incarnation of the Father in the form of the Son? The Father is everything. He is the Father; he is the Son; he is the offspring. He is the whole thing. Thank you, Jesus. Glory to God.
We have got to come up out of these fairy tales. They are fine for Sunday school, and they are fine for children, and they are fine for adults who are called for carnal Scripture. But, brethren, if you hope to inherit eternal life, if you hope to receive power with God, if you hope to attain to sinlessness, and you can survive being slain in the spirit in these meetings, you are going to have to come out of these fairy tales. They are fine fairy tales, but you cannot take fairy tales into heaven with you because heaven is a place of reality. Heaven is where the adults are. Heaven is where reality is faced. Heaven is where the where the judgment of the Church and of the oppressed takes place. Glory to God. Let us go on, brethren. OK.
The next thing that I have written down is the whole beast of the field, which brings us, I believe, to verse 19: And, out of the ground, the Lord God formed every beast of the field. That English word, every, in the Hebrew, says whole. Now, this translation makes one think that the Scripture is talking about all of the thousands of beasts in the jungle. But, if you study it in the Hebrew, it is really saying, the whole beast of the field. We studied this. I am not going to do the whole thing over. We did this last Sunday.
PASTOR VITALE: The whole beast of the field -- does anybody remember who the only beast that is mentioned in the Book of Genesis is?
COMMENT: The Serpent.
PASTOR VITALE: The Serpent. Amen. Someone has been doing their homework around here. The whole beast of the field. Now, please notice that the whole beast of the field is formed out of the ground, whereas the Living Soul is formed out of the dust of the ground.
I want to tell you, I was asking the Lord 10 years ago, 15 years ago. It was really bugging me. What is the difference between the ground and the dust of the ground? And I have waited 15 years for this answer, brethren. I have had people that I have had controversies with, and I have said, Ask the Lord; He will tell you. And they come to me six months later, and they say, The Lord has not told me yet. I have waited 15 years to get the answer to this question. The dust of the ground is the incomplete mind, and the ground is the earth. And the name for the earth that has been given an existence is the Serpent.
When the waters of the life of the Son flowed over the dry part of the creation, that dry part of the creation received an existence. Cannot say it received life because life is only in the Son. But there is so much power in the life of the Son that, when it touched that which was nothing and then washed over it and withdrew from it, the life of the Son left a residue on the dry part of the creation, which the Scripture calls nothing. But there was such power in that residue. It was a mineral residue. Jesus said, You are the salt of the earth. Salt is all minerals. What does that mean? Your spirit gives life to the dry part or the dead part of your spiritual being.
So, when the waters of the life of the Son flowed over the dry part that had no animation at all -- it had no existence at all, the waters of the Son flowed over it and were drained out. It left a residue of the minerals or of the salt or of the life of the Son. And that dry part, which was completely dead and inanimate, rose up in some form of existence. So his name changed. We no longer call it the dry land, but now we call it the earth. And that earth, when we are speaking about the aspect of it that was intelligent, has a name, called the whole beast of the field, also known as the Serpent. OK. The whole beast of the field is the Serpent.
Next, we have, in that same verse 19, the whole bird of heaven. And out of the ground, the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every fowl of the air -- the whole fowl, or the whole bird, of the air.
Now, we will see, further on, in verse 20, And Adam gave names to all the cattle and to the fowl of the air. It does not say the whole fowl of the air. Verse 19 says the whole fowl of the air, or the whole bird from heaven. Verse 20 just says the bird from heaven. And that is how it appears in the Hebrew. So I will try to show you the difference. Please, help me, Lord. OK.
The whole bird from heaven -- I suggest to you that verse 19 is speaking about Jehovah forming his Son. Now, he is just in seed form. You see, the dust and the breath is the Living Soul. Another way to describe the Living Soul, you could say, is the incomplete or the immature Christ. He is not a threefold cord. He is only a single thread.
This came out in the message Sunday night. We found it in the Hebrew translation. He is just a single thread. He is not yet a woven thread. He is not yet a threefold cord. So we see the whole bird of heaven. Now, remember, birds always refer to spiritual beings, which fly in the heavens. So we are speaking about the whole bird of heaven. I suggest to you, it is speaking about the completed Christ. That means the single-thread mind, which has been touched by the fire of Jehovah and bubbled up and increased and brought forth a birth of the man, Christ Jesus. Is everybody with me?
So, I suggest to you, the whole bird of heaven is the completed man. He is the threefold cord, Christ Jesus. So we read, in verse 19, that Jehovah formed the whole bird of heaven. But, I suggest you, at that point, it was in seed form. Jesus was in seed form. Let us see.
Verse 19: And out of the ground, the Lord formed the whole beast of the field and the whole fowl of the air. And we are told, back in verse 5 of Chapter 2, And the Lord God formed every plant of the field before it was in the earth and every herb of the field before it grew. So I am suggesting to you that this whole phrase, the whole bird of heaven, is speaking about the completed Christ Jesus in seed form.
What does that mean? The dust was joined to the Christ, and the Lord put the incomplete Christ or the Living Soul together with the Serpent. And, therefore, this creation was just waiting for the fire of Jehovah to hit it. And then the increase would come forth, and the potential for Christ Jesus was there. It was just waiting for the Spirit of Jehovah to come and be the catalyst. That is what this means.
Let me give it to you one more time. The Lord formed the dust. He breathed his Spirit into the dust. And the dust plus the Spirit is called the Living Soul or the incomplete Christ Jesus, a single-thread mind that is waiting to be quickened and bubble up and increase into an offspring, which will be called either the man, which is the Son of God. Then the Lord formed the beast of the field, the earth, that had an intelligence in it. He put the whole thing together, the Living Soul, the incomplete Christ, together with the Serpent. And the creation was there, ready, waiting for the fire of Jehovah to zap it so that it would bubble up and increase. We are talking about conception, brethren, so that it would bubble up and increase into the man, Christ Jesus.
So the Scripture says the Father formed the whole bird of heaven, the completed Christ Jesus. He was really in seed form. And, as far as the Lord was concerned, he was formed because the earth of the Serpent and the dust that was forming -- that spiritual man had not bubbled up yet. He was not appearing because he had not bubbled up yet. But, as far as Jehovah was concerned, he was formed because his seed was present with the dust and with the whole beast. He was all set to bubble up and appear. And the creation was just waiting for the fire of God to quicken him.
Now, the next thing that we read about is the word, cattle, which I believe is in verse 20. And Adam gave names to all cattle. Now, where in the world did cattle come from? The appearance of that word is just as mysterious as the appearance of the Serpent. What does cattle mean?
Brethren, some of you have read about Behemoth in the Book of Job. And the word, cattle, is behemah. It is a many-membered Behemoth. And we have all of this. We go into detail on this in the Message #18 series, A Place Teeming With Life. I suggest to you that the word, Behemoth, is speaking about the whole beast, the whole creation with the Serpent in submission to the Living Soul. Can you hear this?
This is a progression, just as a fetus in a woman's womb progresses. It starts with the heart; then, shortly, you see the lungs form. I do not have the right order. If you were to take a sonogram every week, then you would see the liver form. You come back the next week; you would see the spleen form. That is what we are talking about here, brethren. We are talking about the literal building of the spiritual man.
So, we see, the Lord has the whole thing together. What whole thing? The whole bird of heaven, the completed Christ Jesus, the spiritual man. The whole beast of the field, the Serpent. So what do we have here? The whole bird of heaven, the potential for the birth of the spiritual man, Christ Jesus, joined to the Serpent, the earth of the Serpent. And, we see, the Lord has the whole creation. He calls it cattle. And I suggest to you that the cattle is the whole beast or the whole bestial creation with the Serpent in submission to Christ, who, at this moment, is still an incomplete mind.
What is another way to say this? The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil is still in the midst of the Tree of Life. She has not yet separated out. The creation is still one. And it is in order, and it is waiting for the fire of God to hit the altar and see the altar bubble up and increase into the man, Christ Jesus, which will be a completed mind in the creation, which would be undefeatable. Once that one-thread mind increases into a three-thread mind or a threefold cord, it is not easily broken.
So, once again, cattle is speaking about the whole beast in submission to Christ -- no separation yet, a single creation. Hallelujah. Glory to God.
The next thing we are coming up against here is still in verse 20: And Adam gave names to all cattle. The word, all, again in the Hebrew is speaking about the whole creation, the potential for the completed Christ Jesus with the beast, with Satan, in submission.
What is the Scripture speaking about? Names. Adam gave names, plural. First of all, let me remind you that name, in the Scripture, refers to nature. And, I suggest to you, this naming that Adam did has nothing whatsoever to do with naming the giraffes and the elephants or any such thing. Name is nature, and nature is spirit. And this whole concept of Adam giving a name or giving names is speaking about Adam giving a name to the creation.
Now, remember, the name of the creation was not Adam. Adam was simply the word of the earth. The earth was red and ruddy. God formed something out of the earth and called it ruddy earth. The earth is adam, and the creation is Adam. So, technically speaking, the creation was not named yet. Now, that may be hard for you to understand because you have been hearing, your whole life, that Adam was the first man. But that is not what the Hebrew says. The Hebrew says Adam was an it.
Adam was something that was formed out of the clay earth. And the it was male because the breath of the Father's life, Christ, was in it. But a male what? We do not know. You see, the it was in the image of the Father because Christ was the mind in it. The Christ was the mind in the it. We do not know what the it was. And we find out that there is a beast, that a part of the it was a beast, and the whole it is called cattle.
And the Lord is just building this creation, part upon part. And the next thing we hear about is that Adam is naming the it. The dust together with the Spirit of Jehovah, which is Christ, has no name yet.
And we found out Sunday night, that, just as, when a woman marries a man, she takes his name, the Lord declared that the spirit or the fire that comes down and causes that altar, formed of the dust and the Christ, to bubble up and increase into a completed mind, that the whole creation, the it, will take the name of the fiery spirit that causes the incomplete mind to be completed. The spirit that completes the incomplete mind will be the name of the creation because, as far as the Father sees it, that completion of the mind of the creation is a marriage.
So we are waiting to see which fiery spirit Adam will receive. Adam is an incomplete mind. Adam is an altar. Adam is dust and the breath of the Father and the earth, which has an intelligence called the Serpent. But we will not really know what he is until that fiery spirit comes down and increases or completes his mind.
So I suggest to you that the cattle, which is the whole beast or the whole creation in submission, has the same potential to reproduce, to increase itself, as a woman has with functioning ovaries. I understand that a woman has a couple of million ovum in her ovaries from the moment of her birth. And I am also told that every one of these ovaries is fully equipped with the genetic material necessary to produce a child when joined to a male sperm.
Likewise, I suggest to you that behemah, the whole beast in which the Serpent was in submission to the Christ, had many spiritual ovum within it that had the potential to multiply out into a great, many-membered creation, and that each one of those ovum was named by Adam. At the same time that Adam completed his mind, the fiery spirit, which completed Adam's mind, also completed the genetic material in the spiritual ovum of the behemah, the whole creation in which the Serpent was in submission to the incomplete Christ. Hallelujah. Jesus, help us, and glory to God. OK.
Next, we have the bird of the heavens. Please note, in verse 20, it is not the whole bird. And Adam gave names to the whole beast, the whole cattle, and to the fowl of the air. And, if you want to look ahead, you could see it also says, and to every beast of the field, or to the whole beast of the field. But the fowl of the air is not referred to as the whole fowl of the air.
How can that be? I suggest to you that, as we will find out, as we go on (and we are not going to get there tonight), that Adam had a union with the Serpent instead of Jehovah and that the bubbling up and the increase and the completion of Adam's mind did not result in the birth of the man, Christ Jesus, but resulted in the birth of the woman known as the Devil or also known as the daughter of Babylon. Amen.
So we see that the bird of heaven (we are talking about the spirit that was breathed into the man), that that spirit did not increase into Christ Jesus. Therefore, the Scripture does not say that Adam gave a name to the whole bird of heaven because the whole bird of heaven, or the whole spiritual man, is Christ Jesus. So we see that Adam only gave a name to the fallen, dead, partial spirit, the Christ that died, the single thread, because, if in fact the whole bird was mentioned here, the whole spiritual man would have to be in the image of the Father.
But we will find out, as we go on, that the creation did not incarnate in the image of the Father, did not incarnate on the positive side but incarnated on the east side or the negative side of the creation. And, therefore, Adam could not impart the nature to the whole spiritual man. He could only impart the nature of the Serpent, in fact, to the dead, fragmented, spiritual man.
And that is why, mysteriously speaking, the Scripture says the whole beast of the field and all cattle but does not say the whole spiritual man, does not say the whole bird of the heavens, just the bird of the heavens. So, thereby, by reverse inference, if the Scripture is not saying the whole bird of the heaven, the Scripture is saying the partial bird of the heaven because Adam incarnated in the form of the woman and did not have what it took to name or give the nature of the Son of God or to complete the spiritual man. What he brought forth was a spiritual woman, and the woman is only a half-man, if you have heard that expression in our world.
Let me put it to you another way. Adam, the creation, did not have his sex determined yet. So the Father and the Son were watching to see whether Adam would incarnate as a man or as a woman.
Brethren, when a fetus is being formed in the womb, in the early stages, it is not known whether or not that fetus is a male or a female. Male and female fetuses start out with the same material. Did you know that? They start out with the same equipment. And it is a question of the hormones that flow which determine whether or not that fetus differentiates into a male or a female body. Did you know that?
Male and female fetuses start out with the same equipment, exactly all the same organs. And, when it comes time for the sexual organs to develop in the fetus, whatever the name of that organ is that will eventually become either a male or female primary sex organ, in its initial stage, it is exactly the same. And if male hormones touch it, it differentiates into the male sexual organ. And if female hormones touch it, it differentiates into the female organ. But the fetus starts out the same.
So, we see, Adam was asexual. He was asexual. He had some degree of manhood because the Father's breath was within him. But it was not a manhood which came forth from his own state of being. It was a loaned manhood, just as the gifts and the calling of God are without repentance. So the Father and the Son were watching to see whether or not this spiritual fetus would be a man or a woman.
And just as, in a human child, whether or not the fetus becomes a male or a female depends on the hormones which flow, in the same manner, the question of whether the spiritual creation would become a man or a woman was dependent on the spirit which would quicken the bubbling up, or the increase or the completion of the mind, the only difference being that, in a human fetus, it is the sperm which determines whether or not the fetus will differentiate into a male or female. But, in this spiritual creation, it is my understanding of the Scripture right now that Adam had a choice as to whether or not he would differentiate as a man or a woman. In fallen man, I do not believe we have a choice. God controls that. Hallelujah.
I am losing everybody here. Let me see what we are up to. Maybe I could just finish this section. OK. Actually, I think I have got it. I am going to read you this note, and I think we are going to quit for tonight.
Jehovah formed the whole spiritual man, Christ Jesus, by joining the beginnings of him, a single thread, an incomplete mind, to the earth, the Serpent. Adam did not name the whole bird of heaven because only the Father can give the spiritual man his nature. And, if the spiritual man's nature was not the Father, he would not be a spiritual man. He would be -- I wrote down here an earth man, but actually he would be an earthen woman. Adam therefore named the bird of the heavens, the Living Soul, the one-thread, incomplete mind, by completing him in the Devil's image, but not the whole bird of the heavens, which would have to be completed in Jehovah's image. Glory to God.
OK, we are pretty close to the end of the message. Any questions at this point? Let me just give you the Alternate Translation of verse 18.
Alternate Translation, Genesis 2:18: And the Father and the Son said, 'It is not good for the man to have an incomplete mind made of threads running in only one direction. So I will make a thread to run in the opposite direction.' Once again, this was worked up on the message prior to this, Part 2.
And I think I am going to call this quits without finishing up the message. Everybody is passed out, and I am barely functioning, myself. I just put this question to the Lord. I do not know how I am supposed to preach when I am getting slain along with everyone else, but it is glorious. Last call. Any questions from anybody? Everybody is sleeping. Yes?
COMMENT: In reverse reference, would leave father and mother mean leave Satan, who is our father, the Devil, who is our father? And I guess mother nature, our flesh, is mother.
PASTOR VITALE: Well, the Devil was not our father yet. The Devil is the father of the incarnated creation. At this point, where it says, leave your father and mother, OK, the Devil was informed that it is speaking about the father, and mother is the Christ, which is the breath of life, and the mother is the dust because, remember, Eve is the mother of all living. So, we see, the Father is the Christ, the breath of life. And the dust is the mother.
It does not mean leave your father and mother like a human being would leave their father and their mother. The implication is: Leave off that form of existence; leave off the condition of being an incomplete mind, which is formed from the dust and the breath of life. Remember, the dust and the breath of life formed an incomplete mind. So, when the Scripture says, Leave your father and your mother, it is a parabolic way of saying, Leave that state of being; leave that condition, and go on to being a completed mind, Christ Jesus. Change from being an incomplete, one-thread mind, which is easily broken. Go on and be fully born as a completed mind.
And we will find out, when we get to it, that that Scripture you just quoted -- what Adam is talking about is that he had increased, at that point, into a completed mind. He said, A man has to leave his father and his mother. He has to leave that incomplete condition, to go on to be a completed mind. And what the Scripture is really saying is that Adam has completed his mind. But he completed it on the negative side and appeared as a woman and not a man. Am I making any sense at all? OK.
That is what he was talking about. That Scripture that the King James translators have translated to fit into our fallen society is really saying that Adam completed his mind, which is what all of the prior Scriptures are talking about. They are saying Jehovah is preparing Adam to complete his mind. The creation was good but not perfect. It was not completed. So they watched to see whether Adam would complete his mind on the negative side or on the positive side, whether his mind would be male or female.
And, when the act was done, when Adam completed his mind, Adam was announcing it by saying, for this reason -- for what reason? That a man has to grow up. You cannot be an incomplete mind indefinitely. You have to grow up and become a completed mind. Therefore, he could not stay in the condition of Christ and dust. He had to increase into a man or a woman.
And it had happened to him. That is what he was announcing. It had happened to him. He had matured into a completed mind. But the King James translators made it sound like a modern marriage. That is not true. Are you following me? Yeah. Praise the Lord. It is not true.
Any thinking, reasoning person would have to admit that there is at least a reasonable reason to believe that man did not look like we look at the beginning of the Fall, for the very reason that, before the Flood, man lived to 800, 900 years. If for no other reason alone, you have to stop and think and pray about that. If man lived to 800, 900 years, and it is rare for someone to live to 100 years today, did they really look like we look like now, but they just lived longer? It is not likely. They were a whole different category of being, which was wiped out in the Flood.
Transcribed by VerbalFusion, 02/04/19
1st Edit, rh, 02/05/19