Sermons Series 3:39, 6 May 2006
Divisions, Soul-Ties and Self-Absorption
"Sons were also born to Shem, whose older brother was Japheth; Shem was the ancestor of all the sons of Eber. The sons of Shem: Elam, Asshur, Arphaxad, Lud and Aram. The sons of Aram: Uz, Hul, Gether and Meshech. Arphaxad was the father of Shelah, and Shelah the father of Eber. Two sons were born to Eber: One was named Peleg, because in his time the earth was divided; his brother was named Joktan. Joktan was the father of Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah, Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah, Obal, Abimael, Sheba, Ophir, Havilah and Jobab. All these were sons of Joktan" (Gen.10:21-29, NIV - also see 1 Chr.1:19-20,23).
Brethren and sisters, I don't think I have ever started a sermon with a genealogical list before and I know for sure that this sermon was totally unplanned, and that neither you nor I could have dreamed of its subject material. The subject of our study is a man called Joktan, pronounced in Hebrew as Yoqtan and which means "little". We know nothing about him other than the name of his father, Eber, from whom are descended all the Hebrew peoples, and the names of his 13 sons, many of whom are connected by tradition to the tribes of Southern Arabia today. Those who live in this region of Arabia claim to be the original and pure Arabs whose forefather is Joktan. Finally, we know that he had a brother called Peleg in whose days the earth was divided. Other than that our knowledge of this man is zero. Why, then, am I making this unknown and seemingly insignificant man biblically the subject of a whole sermon today?
In this table of genealogies we view some of the most important forefathers of our race. First, Shem, from whom come the group of people called Semites, which include both Israelites and Ishmaelites (the Arabs, if you believe one interpretation). From Aram come the Arameans and Aramaic, the language Yah'shua the apostles spoke, the language in which Daniel and most of the New Testament were originally written in. Aramea today corresponds to modern Syria. Finally we come to Peleg in whose days - and presumably during the days of his brother Joktan too - the earth was 'divided'. We must briefly pause to look at this man.
Now the word 'Peleg' literally means 'water course' or 'division'. He was the son of Eber, the first Hebrew, brother of Joktan, and grandson of Shem, the ancestor of the Semitic peoples. In his day the earth was 'divided', the Hebrew for which is nipl'gâ which is a play on words and explains what the name Peleg means. Scholars and scriptorians are divided as to what this verse actually means and there are basically two schools of though. The first, is that this division is geological, and refers to a time anciently when the earth was originally one large continent and started splitting into the continental forms as we now know them. The other is that it refers to a political, geographical and ethnic division of the world population. Because the word peleg is used elsewhere in scripture to refer to artificial irrigation canals (Is.30:25; 32:2; Job 29:6; 38:25) it has also been suggested that the days of Peleg marked the beginning of cultivation by the semi-nomadic sons of Eber by means of using such canals. And we have to conceed that all three interpretaions are indeed possible, expaining not only the continental forms following the Great Flood but also how peoples divided. The key word remains division, however you choose to see it.
Scripture tells us that both Yahweh and Satan divide people. Yahweh divides people, as in the days of the Tower of Babel, to prevent evil multiplying out of control (Gen.11:1-8). Satan divides people in order to lead the good astray, using the 'divide and conquer' tactic (e.g. Rom.16:17). And finally, Yah'shua brings division, separating the evil from the good so that He can prosper the good (Lk.12:51).
I believe that in the days of Peleg there was indeed a geological division of the continents as well as a geographical division of peoples. I also believe that this could have marked an important transition time from a semi-nomadic lifestyle to one of settling down and cultivating the earth. But I also believe, as a result of an experience earlier this week, that there was a much more profound as well as sinister division of the peoples of the earth that is coming to fruition in our own day. I believe that in Peleg and Joktan we have a spiritual division identical to that between Isaac and Ishmael, and Jacob and Esau. And I believe that this division at the time of Peleg and Joktan is far more sinister and dangerous for us than the later and better known divisions in the days of the latter patriarchs.
At about 2 a.m. on the morning of 2 May, last Tuesday, I had a very enlightening and disturbing dream that I wish to share with you today. In the dream I was being shown a huge spaceship far larger than the battle ships of the Star Wars fantasies. I was specifically told that it was a slave ship and that it was called JOKTAN. I awoke from this dream to experience an unknown force suddenly grab me and suck me into this 'Joktan spaceship'. I seized my sleeping wife's hand in alarm and in a state of momentary confusion. I had no idea what was going on other than I had somehow lost control of myself and was seemingly under the control of some alien power. My heart was racing and I was aware of a powerful light which seemed to both hold me in its grip as well as trying to somehow assure me that all was well. But I was not in Shalom. It seemed like the 'real thing' but I knew it was not. Part of me believed that I was still in Yahweh's hands and part of me knew this was satanic. I instantly went into prayer and was told by the Ruach haQodesh to start breaking ALL ungodly soul-ties not only for myself but for everyone under my covering.
I remembered one of my daughters telling me the day before how Yahweh had taken her into my heart - in the Garden - and showed her a baffling array of lights which she was shown represented not only all the good spiritual connections or soul-ties she had internally with her different subpersonalities - past, present and future (with the living and the dead) but also the bad ones in those parts of herself which were not delivered. And as we discussed this she confirmed, at my suggestion, that many if not most of these spiritual soul-ties were generational stretching back thousands of years.
And so I started breaking all ungodly soul-ties both to me and to those who are under my covering (which is a good many people now) in Yah'shua's Name, both present and ancestral. As I did so I became aware of a HUGE BATTLE taking place inside me. There was a massive spiritual heaving as I keenly felt myself disengaging from this 'Joktan spaceship' after a one minute struggle. I found myself in vision again and I could see that now I, and those in my care, were being represented as a separate and much smaller spaceship that was drawing away from the power and influence of the Joktanian vessel. At once the familiar SHALOM returned to me and I knew I was out of the enemy grip. My immediate and reflexive response was to pray for the destruction of this spiritual entity which for a few minutes had had me under its deceiving and oppressive grip.
Now you can imagine the shock I felt at coming under the control of a demonic power, even for only a few seconds, especially having, as I do, so many people who I am responsible for. The feeling I had was not at all unlike the feeling that many of the victims of Satanic Ritual Abuse have in contemplating how they will ever become free of a power which they feel is irresistable and unconquerable because they have been under it all their lives and because they do not actually know what the power of Yahweh is like. The sense of inevitability and hopelessness is as strong in SRA victims as I briefly felt in this Joktanian monster. But I will not be deceived by it again.
The fact that this spiritual prison was depicted to me as a giant spaceship indicates more than anything else the sense of isolation that satanic powers cause, an isolation far away in remote space where no-one can help. The size of this vessel was incredible. It was a giant prison and it was capable of holding hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people. Moreover, though it had a lot of people in it already, it was still laregly empty and was waiting to swallow up millions more. I was reminded of a passage in Scripture in the Book of Revelation which reads:
"Then from his mouth the serpent spewed water like a river, to overtake the woman and sweep her away with the torrent. But the earth helped the woman by opening its mouth and swallowing the river that the dragon had spewed out of his mouth. Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to make war against the rest of her offspring-those who obey Elohim's commandments and hold to the testimony of Yah'shua" (Rev.12:15-17, NIV).
Yes, you know the last part of that passage well, one of the proof texts we use that in the New Covenant we are required to be Torah-obedient and this is one of the signs of true believers in the last days. However, the first part reminds us of the kind of opposition that we face, as the Enemy throws everything that he has against us with a view to totally annihilating us.
The principle message of this, for me, very sobering experience is to warn people of the huge danger of having ungodly soul-ties. When we got up, my wife shared with me a strange dream she had also had which contained obvious references to a movie we had seen the evening before. It was a comedy from the 1970s, very tame compared with the kind of material that is produced today, and yet it had created ungodly soul-ties between her and the actors displayed and their demons, and in particular a very philosophical and 'wise' tramp who, compared with the harmless bumpkins he was being contrasted with, whom he was trying unsuccessfully to 'enlighten', made one sympathetic to him. It was a classical good cop / bad cop set-up. Both were atheists yet one was led by the spirit of the drama to make a choice for one or other of the parties. It was so crafted by the demonic powers that guided the script-writers as to divide the viewers into either sympathising with the gullible bumpkins whose carelessness had led them to forget to lock the door of their house while they were away on vaccation so that a tramp was able to talk in and take possession of their home as a squatter, and the tramp who was very intelligent and could see the stupidity of society in giving him the legal right to steal someone's hard-earned home which he shamelessly exploited. The lawless, lazy tramp won our sympathy by his intelligence.
In my wife's dream the tramp was driving a car with our children in it. Without realising it, by identifying with the tramp, she had given the spirit or demon of the tramp-actor headship over her so that he could 'drive' the vehicle of her psychic life with our children in it. Though she tried to remove the tramp in the dream she could not because this demon - represented by the tramp - now had legal rights as a result of her believing and accepting his instruction and 'wisdom' in the film ... instead of mine ... by passively giving assent while watching the movie. She renounced the soul-tie and false headship the following morning. Do you see, then, how dangerous it can be watching TV and movies where instructional and headship rôles make claims on your loyalty and identity? A wife's or child's identity is in her father or husband as his is - or should be - in Messiah not in other people - real or actors - who have no scriptural authority.
The moment I started cutting ungodly soul-ties after my own night experience - both for myself and for my literal and adopted family, and throwing out the related demons - was I able to break free from the Joktanian power and get freedom again. Whose soul-ties were broken - whether my own or those of my family - I do not know, and it is not important for the purpose of my illustration today. What is important is that we have to be diligent in our quest for purity or we're going to be sucked up into the end-time spiritual satanic monster and find ourselves powerless. This 'spirit of Joktan', if I can call it that, is a demonic power-house of millions of trapped and demonised souls that is getting bigger by the day as more and more people are swallowed up into it.
I am reminded of Joseph's dream in which seven thin cows swallowed whole seven fat ones, and seven thin grains swallowed up seven healthy ones (Gen.41) which, though representing seven years of plenty and seven years of famine in the literal or p'shat sense, has also a deeper spiritual meaning of the righteous being swallowed up by the ungodly if they do not make adequate spiritual preparations. We must all be like Joseph of Egypt and protect ourselves and our families by thinking ahead and allowing for adequate spiritual preparation time like the five wise virgins prepared with enough oil (Ruach) (Mt.25:1-13). We can't go and buy oil at the last minute or do a crash-course in purity when the crunch comes.
Most Christians are sitting around waiting for Big Brother World Government to announce that everyone must have chip implants if they are to be allowed to buy and sell. I am not quite sure what they plan to do when that announcement is made - perhaps head for the hills or become martyrs? If that's what they're planning on doing they have missed the point entirely. The receiving of the mark, whether it be a chip or something else (it doesn't really matter) is only the penultimate event in a long chain of events (the final one being execution in an Illuminati concentration camp). What's more important are the spiritual processes happening in you now, for the nightmarish reality is that most Christians are ALREADY inside that Joktanian 'spaceship' and don't know it. I felt and experienced that counterfeit light, and it was familiar to me - I knew it from before - only this time it was on a vast scale. If you believe in Yahweh and Yah'shua and the Bible but have been deceived by a false Ruach and counterfeit light because you were lawless and did not do as Yahweh bids you do in Scripture and live an overcoming life, who do you have to blame but yourself? Will you blame the churches who deceived you or will you take responsibility for your own choices?
Now before our critics in their desperation to make us out to be some sort of whacky 'Heaven's Gate' or Ron Hubbard-type 'Scientology' cult that believes UFOs or 'Galactic Cruisers' are part and parcel of some science-fictiony religion we are supposed to believe in, I want to restate in no uncertain terms that the spaceship is merely symbolic of a spiritual reality only. These symbols of giant spaceships and outer space depict demonic power and isolation from truth in outer darkness. The light in them is fake just as the light of the occult and satanism, which has infilrated the charismatic movement, is fake and imprisoning too.
I have recently been giving this counsel to our people and I am going to repeat and underline it now for everyone here today: BREAK ALL UNGODLY SOUL-TIES IN YAH'SHUA'S NAME AT LEAST ONCE A DAY and discover how it is you are forming them and can take steps to walk the way Yah'shua wants you to walk. Anything or anyone who induces your sympathy or empathy in an ungodly way by, for instance, getting you to subconsciously make a good cop / bad cop choice between two evils, where the so-called 'good' one is just evil wrapped up in pretty paper, is drawing you into that counterfeit light which will delude, imprison and destroy you so that when the chip-implanters come along (assuming that's what will happen) you'll not be able to resist, even if one part of you wants to.
I have to at this point answer another lie being propagated by our critics who are claiming that when we say we should break off all ungodly soul-ties with people, especially close relatives, that what we are in fact saying is that we should be cold and distant toward them and simply exploit them economically or whatever. For the record, an ungodly soul-tie is a psychic, carnal or fleshy-natured connection based on sympathy with the errors or lies of others, which we may or may not be aware of, that creates a channel between two people and creates false authorioties in our lives, allowing free passage of their demons to us. These have to be broken for everyone's sake. Does this mean that we are to cut such people off, or to stop loving them? By no means - absolutely not! Rather, Yah'shua teaches that we are to have an overflowing love for all people, including our enemies, which is not psychic but based on pure agapé love. We are to be in the world system but not of it - i.e. don't be like it either by conscious imitation or by unconsciously surrendering sovereignty of your soul through the creation of ungodly soul-ties. We are to love, serve, and care for them in the way Yah'shua would have us care for them, including close family. That love has to come from Yah'shua because we cannot generate it of ourselves. It comes through the ministration of the Ruach haQodesh. It comes to the soul fully submitted to Yahweh and to godly heads. Soul-ties form on a lower level and are only to be opened with people who are pure because we do need to have a psychic life with spouses, children and friends who are in Yah'shua. But I repeat, these soul-ties must be pure and must be in Yah'shua. And they come only by obeying the commandments (Torah), trusting in Yah'shua, and surrendering totally to Yahweh. They come only when we are properly covered. Create them with people who are not thus covered and you will immediately be drawn into the psychic hell of the "Bad Ship Joktan" and become the prisoner of a powerful delusion.
I know why our critics are trying to make us out to be unloving and uncaring. It is obvious what their agenda is, whether conscious or unconscious - it is to make prisoners of people by getting them to believe a very basic lie that it doesn't matter who you form soul-ties with because all people are basically 'good'. Such, of course, runs contrary to the whole of Scripture which teaches that we are basically disposed toward evil and are to be a separate people - a set-apart or holy people through the transforming life of Yah'shua. Swimming in the satannic psychic pig-swill of the satannic cult/culture is neither love of man nor love of Yahweh. It is self-hate and people-hate. To love a person is to lift them out of the pig-swill through teaching them the truth so that you can form godly soul-ties with them as their brother or sister in Yah'shua. It is to make yourself and them fully human. Anything else is foolhardy.
I do not think it is an accident that Joktan had 13 children. 13, as you all know, is a satanic number. And as you know, to form a satanic coven you need 13 people. Our International Article Numbering or EAN system is based on the number 13, there being 13 digits with 3 vertical bars of the number 6 on barcodes spelling out 666 that separate the other bars into two portions. Every item you purchase has these 666 barcodes and 13 digits. Coincidence? Of course not. There are 13 principle Illuminati bloodlines or families who generation after generation have known only ritual abuse and mind control, however much the Illuminati spin-doctors try to debunk it to get seekers after the truth off their trail. These are the Astor's, Bundy's, Collins', DuPont's, Freeman's, Kennedy's, Li's, Onnasis', Reynolds', Rockefeller's, Rothschild's, Russel's and Van Duyn's, including the Merovingians consisting of the European Royal Families 1. There are people of these bloodlines coming to us today for deliverance and salvation who have been called to deliver these bloodlines from the Joktanian spiritual prison.
Ancestral or generational curses are the principle means by which people are caught in this demonic power of Joktan. They pass on through ungodly or demonic soul-ties generation after generation through acquired habits in relationship-building, even across the veil of death. They are very dangerous. However, they are easy to break! You don't even need a minister to do it for you - you can do-it-yourself in the Name of Yah'shua, having faith in His Name. To keep them cut, though, you need to walk a set-apart life in faith and obedience and under proper covering. To dry to do so alone will result in failure. You need daily vigilence in cutting them and need to teach your children how to do this too.
Ungodly soul-ties are created and persist for one reason, and one reason only: our old nature continues to exert an influence on us when it should not. And if our old soul-nature continues to exert an influence on us, and inevitably, then, on those around us, then it is because we do not have proper understanding of spiritual life and death, and are somehow confusing the two. Paul said:
"If we have been united with Him like this in His death, we will certainly also be united with him in His resurrection. For we know that our old self was crucified with Him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin - because anyone who has died has been freed from sin" (Rom.6:5-7, NIV).
To be united with Yah'shua means not only being united to His resurrection life but also to His soul-death. When you receive Yah'shua as your Lord and Saviour - as your Master and Deliverer - you are accepting the practical application of His death-sentence to your carnal nature. You cannot accept Him as Your head if you are determined to cling on to your soulish life which is spiritual death because soulish life and spiritual life cannot co-exist. Each will seek to exert mastery over your being, so inevtitably one will have to be shoved out. And whilst it is possible to maintain both for a very long time, it comes at a very great price, because the result is internal civil war that leads to a split personality and schizophrenia, what the Bible calls 'double-mindedness'. When a person finds himself in such a situation, he must make a decision sooner or later or his whole life will either totally stagnate or disintegrate. And if he is to do that, he must backtrack to the point where he chose to deny reality trying to walk in two totally different directions simultaneously. Paul says:
"Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more. You, however, did not come to know Messiah that way. Surely you heard of him and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Yah'shua. You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like Elohim in true righteousness and holiness" (Eph.4:19-24, NIV).
The 'old self' is the problem. The 'old self' has to die - it has to be crucfied in Yah'shua by being identified with His death. How do you know the 'old self' is still around? Well, there are many tell-tale signs but one of them is that you become a liar. Paul said:
"Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator" (Col.3:8-11, NIV).
A person who lies is operating out of the 'old self', and the 'old self' belongs to Satan, which is why it has to be subjugated and forced to bend the knee and confess that Yah'shua is Messiah. We do this not by punishing ourselves (or others) but by continually giving that 'old self' to Yah'shua with its passions and desires so that He can birth the 'new self' with His passions and desires, which are always away from self and towards Yah'shua and His Kingdom. One of the sure signs of the 'old self' being present is self-absorption, that is, being focussed on self and its needs instead of on Yah'shua and ones Messianic Israelite brethren and sisters. Self-absorption is, however, very blinding and Satan knows how to cloak it in an aura of counterfeit spirituality. When you link to a person who is self-absorbed and try to satisfy their cravings, you form an ungodly soul-tie and will soon feel its baneful results as you become spiritually drained.
What, then, are the symptoms of a person who is self-absorbed? My wife, who has a very keen eye for spotting the deviousness of the carnal nature, sat down and discussed this with me a few days ago and came up with a list of tell-tale signs of self-absorption. Here are some of them which may help those of you working on this in either yourselves or in others. If you recognise them in yourself, repent of them, renounce them, and surrender them to Yah-shua:
1. "My service for Yahweh must wait until I am well and He has healed me." Now I start with this one because I fell for this one myself quite recently. Indeed, I quite surprised myself for I had told myself: "I will delay rebuilding the new website until I have overcome a particular issue I have and can write more clearly." True, I have an issue I am working on. True, I have been so busy that I have almost no time to build the new website. But it is a lie to believe that I must delay this work until I have been fixed because the focus is on self - i.e. my spiritual wellness or lack of it. Why is it a lie? Because the moment you are called to do something, you are equipped to do it or will be equipped to do it the moment you start. When we serve Yahweh is is never in our own strength, but in His. So when we say we can't do what He has asked us to do because we must first 'work on something', what we are in fact saying is that Yahweh made a mistake ... He called us too soon. Well, He didn't. If He has called you to do something, do it and do it in faith, not leaning on your own strength but His. We are all called to serve the moment we receive Yah'shua as Lord. We can teach what we know and we can do what we can do. We can bear witness of what He has done for us, we can pray, we can help our brothers and sisters, we can do lots of things now. So don't sit around waiting for what will never come because, as I mentioned in my sermon last week, half of our deliverance from issues takes place unconsciously as we just make the decision to serve and then actually do it. Because when we serve we of necessity must have the Ruach, and once we have the Ruach, She is working on us, changing us for the better.
2. "Others are so much better than me so I won't serve until I have caught up and become like them." Lie. The fact of the matter is you'll not only never catch up but you'll go nowhere until you have stopped thinking about yourself and plunged yourself into service. The sin of comparison - of comparing self with others - is a sign of self-absorption and of the carnal man ruling. Yahweh measures us and our giving not in terms of how much others are giving but in terms of whether we are giving our all or not. A human than can walk a maximum of 10 miles and does it is, in Yah'shua's eyes, as 'good' as a little baby who can only walk 10 yards and does it. Both have given everything. So what do you do? You just give your best and do all you can and stop when you can reasonably do no more.
3. "I desire to serve in the way I like". Lie. Service to the Master is not in the way we want but in the way He wants. If I had served Yahweh in the way I wanted this ministry and Mishpachah would never have come into existence and I would not be here today. My feelings have often been repulsed by the things He has wanted me to do and that very fact that they did was testimony that they were from my 'old self' which should at that time have been dead, but wasn't. A servant does do what he likes but what his Master likes, and we - if we are Christians - are servants.
4. "I need to be loved by others before I can love others." Lie. As the Apostle John testified: "We love because HE first loved us" (1 John 4:19, NIV). If we sit around refusing to love until someone else loves us we will stagnate and die. If we find that we are incapable of loving for real then it is because we have not surrendered Yah'shua, let alone met Him. So don't let Satan trick you into that one.
5. "I have so much confusion inside me that I have enough to do just trying to reach Yahweh inside me, let alone helping others." It doesn't matter how confused you may be inside, you can follow a simple instruction like "serve others" without needing a doctrinal discourse on why or how you should do it. You can ask a small child to do something and he can do it without necessarily knowing why, and can be blessed as he does it. That is called faith. If I am asked to walk from A to B I do not need a lecture in biology or biochemistry to explain to me how leg muscles and the neurological system of my body work. I just do it in faith knowing that it works. A small baby learns to walk not by having a science lesson on how to walk but by trusting mother or father. I learned to ride a bicycle not by having physics lessons in gravity, mechanics and motion but by simply believing I could do it when my father eventually let go of my bicycle which he was supporting. If I had tried to understand the physics of riding a bicycle I would have been very confused and probably not dared to ride. So when Satan tells you that you need to understand the working of your mind or heart to do a simple task like serving or loving, tell him to get lost and declare that you will trust in Yah'shua and do it. Anything else is self-absorption and of the 'old self'.
6. "I am called to a very specialist mission - when I start that, I will serve Yahweh." That's pride. The moment you are saved you are called to serve Yahweh in whatever way you can. Everyone starts as a Deacon or a Deaconesses - as a servant. No-one is ever called to be an elder or a 'minister' or someone with a position of responsibility until they have first learned to be a humble servant doing menial work. That is how we are supposed to be raised as children. The first thing I did when I arrived in Norway was to clean the meeting-house toilet because it had to be done. We serve Yahweh in the simple things first and then more on to the more difficult.
Self-absorption comes in many forms. It comes from the 'old self', the carnal man, the unredeemed, fleshy nature. The self-aborbed man or woman patents his or her own ideas and mauls anyone else who uses them or makes a considerable effort to ensure that he gets the proper credit. He effectively copyrights what Yahweh has given Him. Worse, he sells it to make a profit. He is declaring what is Yahweh's to be his own.
The self-absorbed person's consciousness revolves around five basic carnal themes which are discussed more fully in the Holy Order's School of the Prophets but which we need to remind ourselves of every now and then: And they are these:
Each of these enthrones Self and is ruled by pride. Each of these are obnoxious to our Father in Heaven because they are the old self's calling cards. In the School of the Prophets we ask our Priesthood candidates this question: "What pleases you the most - your weaknesses or your strengths?" So I ask you that question this morning: "What pleases you the most - your weaknesses or your strengths?" I want you to pause and think about that for a moment. Most people reply that their strengths and abilities please them the most. And then we ask our Priesthood candidates another question: "Are you always saying things about your weaknesses?" and we ask them to give examples. Most typically the candidates reply: "Oh I can't do that!" or "I don't have talent in that area" if we suggest they do a certain things like teaching a lesson to some adults in the congregation.
Now most people think that by confessing their weaknesses in this way by saying it is impossible for them to do what Yahweh asks of them, is better than boasting about their strengths, but in truth both are from the same source, because self-condemnation is a form of pride, just like self-exaltation. Dwelling on weaknesses is of the 'old self'. Declaring, in faith, that our weaknesses are Yahweh's springboard to grace is what takes us out of self-absorption and into a proper Christ-focus, because it is only by crucifying the old self that the new one can be born and lead.
Presumably in response to my experience with the Joktanian power the day before, the following day - on Wednesday - I was shown the covens launching another psychic attack on me. I will spare you the details other than to state that 7-9 satanists die because of it, whether at the time, or whether it was a prophecy of an event in the immediate future, I am not sure, nor does it particularly concern me, as Yahweh watches over us, as He has more than adequately demonstrated. What it did make me aware of - and that respect it was very instructional - is the way our world system inculcates the demonic principle of self-absorption into the citizenry of its nations from kindergarten to the grave. Life, in the Babylonian model, is how you can best maximise your potential and serve your own interests to the fullest. Your are educated in the schools to think this way and to prepare for the rat race of the corporate ladder, the very same system employed by the covens, no less, only rather more vicious. What the Joktanian experience has shown me is that this system has been very carefully prepared and evolved by the hidden powers-that-be, mutated in numerous forms to maintain the illusion of different ways of living, and that it is all heading to this gaping monster. The tragedy is that those who serve this Beast System are themselves the unknowing victims of the demonic, and are promised short-term power and wealth before being themselves totally destroyed. They are convinced - because their spiritual vision extends no further than the ends of their noses - that they are on the winning side and that they are helpless to choose the alternative. We are here to state, in Yah'shua's Name, that they are not helpless precisely because Yahweh is in control, and that if you will ally yourself with Yahweh, no matter how many tens of thousands are sent against you, that you cannot possibly lose. For those on the wrong side, because they fear to take the leap of faith, I have this to say:
Yahweh will treat you well and give you peace, freedom and happiness if you come to Him and surrender your lives to Him. He will not abuse you as the demonic system does. Trust in Him and watch His mighty hand work in your lives, delivering you from captivity and oppression, so that you can live useful, fulfilling and happy lives in my prayer in Yah'shua's Name. Amen
The Satanic Bloodlines
|Glossary of MLT Hebraic, Greek and English Terms |
For other terms and full details please see the Micropedia
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Adon(ai) = Master, a pagan fertility god, Adonis; used by many Messianics but not MLT
(a)eon(ian) = 7 dispensation- or age-long time periods, not forever (see le-olam-va-ed)
Alef-Tav = Alpha-Omega, A-Z, first and last letters of the Hebrew alphabet = Yah'shua
Amen = truly, let it be so, written Amein by some Messianics
Apocrypha = Hebraic Scriptures not a part of the Protestant canon (e.g. Baruch)
Anti-Messiah = Hebraic term for the end-time Antichrist or anyone opposed to the Messiah
antinomian = lawless Christian who disregards all or part of Torah/commandments
Ashkenazi Jew = East European Jew descended from the Turkic-Japhethite Khazars
Assembly = church, congregation, ekklesia, community, fellowship, koinonia, gathering
Azazel = the Yom Kippur scapegoat
Baal, Ba'al = any other master than Yahweh, usually demonic in MLT terminology
Bachor(im) = firstborn son(s)
Bar/Bat Mitzvah = Son/Daughter of Commandment, covenant to obey Torah at age 12
being = soul, the whole person (spirit and body), e.g. "my whole being"
Beit, bet, beth = house, e.g. Beit Yisrael (House of Israel), Beth Lechem (House of Bread)
Beit haMikdash = Yahweh's Temple in Yerushalayim
B'rit Chadashah = the New Covenant; B'rit Chadashah Scriptures = New Testament
B'rit Milah = circumcision - abolished in the B'rit Chadashah, replaced by Mikvah
canon = authoritative Scripture (Heb. qaneh, Gk. kanŰn = measuring instrument)
Catechumen = a serious, covenanted investigator seeking Mikvah or Baptism in MLT
Chag haMatzah = Feast of Unleavened Bread, second of the annual feasts of Yahweh
Chavurat Bekorot = MLT's Priesthood Order, Holy Order and Assembly of the Firstborn
Cohen = priest; Cohen Gadol = High Priest (also spelled Kohen)
Council of Yah's elohim = the heavenly Assembly of the Firstborn or Chavurat Bekorot
demon = fallen malek or angel in rebellion against Yahweh (Heb. shad; see l-Shaddai)
derech = the Way, Path or Road - Yah'shua and the Gospel are the Way
Drash = moral or homiletic interpretation of Scripture - see PaRDeS
Echad = One, Union of two or more in one (as opposed to Yachid) - see Elohim
Echad Godhead Doctrine = Father Yahweh, Son Yah'shua and Sevenfold Ruach (Mother)
Êl, Eloah, Elah = God the Father, Yahweh
Êl-Elyon = Most High God, Yahweh
Êl-Shaddai = Master/Lord over all shads or demons
Elohim = God, the Godhead (Father, Son & Holy Spirit), lit. 'Mighty One(s)', 'Ruler(s)'
elohim = Israelite judges, rulers, angels or gods (false deities, idols, demons)
emunah = faith, actively trusting, clinging or adhering to (especially Yahweh or Yah'shua)
emet = truth, Yah'shua is the Emet
Ephraimite = descendant of the patriarch Ephraim and head of Messsianic Israel
Feasts of Yahweh = the 7 annual Moedim (Pesach, Chag haMatzah, Yom haBikkurim, Shavu'ot, Yom Teruah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot)
Gan-Eden = Garden of Eden, Paradise and state of the purified heart in Messiah
goy(im) = nation(s), Israelites or gentiles not born in or converted to the Covenant
hallelu-Yah = praise Yah(weh)!
Heylel = proper name of Satan or haSatan = the Adversary, the devil
Sabbath = Yom Shabbat (Friday to Saturday sunset, add 1 day in IDL Zone)
Hochmah = Wisdom, title of the 7-fold Ruach haQodesh
IDL = International Date Line, false man-made time division in Pacific Ocean
IDL Zone = Area between the true Divine Date Line (Lake Van/Eden) and the false one
Israeli = citizen of the modern Edomite-Khazar Republic of Israel (not Biblical Israel)
Israelite = citizen of biblical state of Israel or a modern follower of the Messiah
Jew = post-biblical term describing descendants of Edomite and Khazar converts to Judaism
Johannine = pertaining to the Apostle Yochanan (e.g. Gospel of John)
Josephite = descendant of the patriarch Joseph, the head of Messianic Israel
Judahite = a person in direct descent from the patriarch Judah, forefather of the Messiah
Judaism = a Talmudic-based religion rejecting Yah'shua the Messiah
Judean = a citizen of the Kingdom or Province of Judah until the 2nd Century diaspora
Kadosh la Yahweh = set-apart or dedicated to Yahweh, 'Holiness to the Lord', MLT motto
Karaites = Jews (from 700 AD) who reject the Talmud and accept only the Tanakh
kashrut = keeping kosher, food laws of Yahweh and correspinding lifestyle
Ketuvim = Writings or Hagiographa of the Tanakh
Khazar = a Turkic convert to Judaism ~700 AD forming the Ashkenazi Jewish community
kosher = clean foods authorised by Yahweh for human consumption
Lashon Hara = evil-speaking, gossip or slander
legalism = false route to salvation through works (self-salvation)
le-olam-va-ed = dispensation- or age-long, aeonian, not eternal, forever or for eternity
Lev = heart, as in Lev-Tsiyon = heart of Zion
Lev-Tsiyon = Heart of the Fortress [of Yahweh], Hebrew name of MLT's founder
Master = Lord, Sir, Adon(ai) - (one in authority, a ruler - a king, husband, prophet, judge)
Malak(im) = Angel(s), heavenly supernatural messenger(s)
manna = wafers of honey, bread from heaven (lit. 'what is this?')
matzah = unleavened bread, see Chag haMatzah
Menorah = 7-armed candlearbra = the 7 annual Moedim and 7-fold Ruach haQodesh
Messiah = Christ; Anti-Messiah = Antichrist
Messianic Community = Body of Christ, sum total of all true believers; all true fellowships
Messianic Israel = all who worship Yahweh, trust in Yah'shua, obey Torah and overcome
Messianic Jew = Messianic convert from Judaism still clinging to Talmudic traditions
Midrash = aggadic interpretation of scripture vi‚ Drash, a scriptural discussion
Mikvah = baptism by immersion of convert into Yah'shua or of wife into husband
Mishpachah = family: nuclear, congregational, tribal or the whole of Messianic Israel
MLT = Mishpachah Lev-Tsiyon = family of the heart of the fortress [of Yahweh]
Mishpat = right-ruling or judgement
mitzvah/mitzvot = commandment(s)
moed(im) = appointment(s) of Yahweh, 7 Annual Feasts, Sabbath and Rosh Chodesh
Nefilim, Nephilim = giant offspring of materialised demons and human women
Nevi'im = prophetic writings of the Old Testament or Tanakh
New Birth = spiritual conversion in the Ruach haRishon, being 'born again' with new heart
Nidah = a woman's menstruation period during which no intercourse is permitted
Olive Branch = collection of revelations, prophecies and visions published by MLT
Paraclete = Comforter, Advocate (NEB), Counsellor, Ruach haQodesh (Gk. paraklÍtos)
PaRDeS = method of textual interpretation (homiletics) - see P'shat, Remez, Drash, Sod
Patriarch = a father who is head of his family, clan or tribe (lit. 'father-ruler')
Pentateuch = first five books of the Tanakh (Genesis-Deuteronomy), also called Torah
peribolaion = headcovering worn by daughters/wives in submission to fathers/husbands
Pesach = Passover, first of the annual feasts of Yahweh
Peshitta = an Aramaic version of the Bible
Prototrinitarianism = early, simplified MLT formulation of the Echad Godhead Doctrine
Prush(im) = Pharisee(s)
Pseudepigrapha = Non-canonical Hebrew writings additional to the Apocrypha
P'shat = literal, contextual, philological, exoteric, outer meaning of Scripture - see PaRDeS
Qadosh Qadoshim = Holy of Holies, most sacred set-apart room of the Beit haMikdash
Qodesh, Kodesh = set-apart, holy (see Ruach haQodesh)
Rabbi = Teacher, term used by Messianic Jews and some Messianic Israelites = Pastor
Refuge, the 12 Cities of = divinely protected MLT fortresses during the 7-year Tribulation
Remez = hint or allegorical level of Hebraic understanding of Scripture - see PaRDeS
Rosh Chodesh = monthly New Moon appointment of Yahweh
ruach = spirit of a person (lit.'breath')
Ruach Elohim = Spirit of God (the Spirit of the collective Godhead or Elohim)
Ruach haChamashee = 5th Ruach presides over Yom Teruah and Yom Chamashee
Ruach haQodesh = the Sevenfold Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost (lit. 'Set-Apart Breath')
Ruach haRevee = 4th Ruach presides over Shavu'ot, Yom Revee and Bar Mitzvah
Ruach haRishon = 1st Ruach presides over Pesach, Yom Rishon and the New Birth
Ruach haShanee = 2nd Ruach presides over Chag haMatzah and Yom Shanee
Ruach haSheshi = 6th Ruach presides over Yom Kippur and Yom Sheshi
Ruach haShleshi = 3rd Ruach presides over Yom haBikkurim, Yom Shleshi and Mikvah
Sabbath = Yom Shabbat (Friday to Saturday sunset, add 1 day in IDL Zone)
Satan = rebel archangel Heylel, father of lies, devil, chief demon (lit.'Adversary')
Sephardic Jew = West European Jew of mixed blood containing many Judahites
Septuagint = Greek translation of the Tanakh, LXX
Shegal haShabbat = 7th Ruach (Sabbath Queen) presides over Sukkot and Yom Shabbat
Shekinah = Divine Presence and Glory of Yahweh-Elohim
Set-apart = holy, sanctified, consecrated, dedicated, separated (to and by Yahweh)
Shabbat-Shabbaton = High Sabbath (e.g. Yom Kippur)
Shalom = heavenly peace, standard Hebraic greeting invoking Yahweh's peace
Shamash(im) = servant(s), deacon(s), attendant(s)
Shavu'ot = Pentecost or Weeks, fourth of the annual feasts of Yahweh
Sheol = grave or pit, euphamism for Hades or hell - also see Tartarus
shofar = ram's horn, blown during Yahweh's Moedim
simcha = joy, keynote of Sukkot
Sod = mystical, anagogic, inner or esoteric understanding of Scripture - see PaRDeS
Sukkot = Tabernacles or Booths, seventh of the annual feasts of Yahweh
Synagogue = Greek word used by Jews and Messianics (but not MLT) for a meeting house
talmid(a) = male/female disciple or student
Talmud = scriptures, teachings and commentaries belonging to non-Messianic Judaism
Tanakh = acronym for Old Testament Scriptures - Torah, Nevi'im & Ketuvim
Tartarus = place of imprisonment under the earth for rebellious angels and Nephilim
teshuvah = repentance, remorse and contrition leading back to Torah obedience
Torah = Yahweh's teachings or Law; New Covenant Torah includes Yah'shua's teachings
Tribulation, the Great = the final 7 years of the present aeon when Anti-Messiah rules
Trinity = Catholic Godhead formula - see Echad Godhead Doctrine and Prototrinitarianism
Tsiyon = Zion, a fortress, a name of Jerusalem and a prominent hill
Tzitzit/Tizitziyot = tassel(s) worn by men in remembrance of Torah
Universalism = salvation of all at the cosmic Yovel, with different rewards and punishments
Yachid = one, single person or item, as opposed to Echad (many in one, unity)
Yah'shua the Messiah = Jesus Christ (the Son)
Yahudah = Judah - see Judahite
Yahweh, Yah, YHWH = the true Name of our Heavenly Father, also carried by Yah'shua
Yahweh-Elohim = LORD God (the Father, Yahweh as Head of the Godhead or Elohim)
Yahweh haQatan = the sent Yahweh = Yah(weh)'shua, Malak of Yahweh's Presence
Yam Suf = Sea of Reeds, the true Israelite Exodus water crossing, not the Red Sea
Yarden = Jordan River (lit. 'meanderer')
Yerushalayim = Jerusalem
Yisrael = Israel (lit. 'ruling with l') = true believers under the New Covenant
Yom Chamashee = 5th day of the week (Thursday, Friday in IDL Zone)
Yom Din, Yom haDin = (the) Day of Judgement
Yom haBikkurim = Feast of Firstfruits, third of the annual feasts of Yahweh
Yom Revee = 4th day of the week (Wednesday, Thursday in IDL Zone)
Yom Rishon = 1st day of the week (Sunday, Monday in IDL Zone)
Yom Kippur = Day of Atonement, sixth of the annual feasts of Yahweh
Yom Shabbat = 7th day of the week and Sabbath Rest (Saturday, Sunday in IDL Zone)
Yom Shanee = 2nd day of the week (Monday, Tuesday in IDL Zone)
Yom Sheshi = 6th day of the week (Friday, Saturday in IDL Zone)
Yom Shleshi = 3rd day of the week (Tuesday, Wednesday in IDL Zone)
Yom Teruah = Day of Trumpets, fifth of the annual feasts of Yahweh
Yosef = Joseph - see Josephite
Yovel = Jubilee or Year of Jubilee
Zaqen(im) = elder(s) of an assembly or congregation, or senior members of a community
ZoŽ Life = Greek term for spiritual life in the Messiah
Commonly Used MLT Abbreviations
For additional abbreviations and explanations,
please see the Micropedia
Amp.V(er). = Amplified Version of the Bible
Aram. = Aramaic
AV = Authorised Version of the Bible - see KJV
BCAY = B'rit Chadashah Assembly of Yahweh - see NCCG
BoA = Books of Abraham (e.g. 1Abr., 2Abr., etc.)
cp, cf = compare with
CB(Q) = Chavurat Bekorot
CEV = Contemporary English Version of the Bible
ch. = chapter
CJB = Complete Jewish Bible
CLNT = Concordant Literal New Testament
CYe = Council of Yah's elohim
Eng. = English
ff. = and onwards/forwards
fn = footnote
Gk. = Greek
GNB = Good News Bible - see TEV
Heb. = Hebrew, Hebraic
HEM = Holy Echad Marriage, eternal marriage
HO = Holy Order - see Chavurat Bekorot
HOC = Holy Order Collection of revelations - see OB
HRV = Hebraic-Roots Version of the Bible
ibid. = ibidem (lit. 'in the same place'), referring to a book previously cited
ICJC = Independent Church of Jesus Christ, earlier name of NCCF
ISRV = Institute for Scripture Research Version of the Bible
JB = Jerusalem Bible
JBP/Phillips = J.B.Phillips translation of the New Testament
JNT = Jewish New Testament
KJV = King James Version of the Bible - see AV
LB = Living Bible
lit. = literally or literature
LXX = Septuagint, Greek translation of the OT
MLT = Mishpachah Lev-Tsiyon
Moff. = Moffatt translation of the Bible
MRC = Messianic Renewed Covenant Version of the NT
MS(S) = Manuscript(s)
NASB, NASV = New American Standard Bible/Version
NC&C = New Covenants & Commandments - see OB
NCCF = New Covenant Christian Fellowship, earlier name of NCCG
NCCG = New Covenant Church of God, earlier name of MLT - see BCAY
NCP = New Covenant Press, publishing arm of MLT
NCW = New Covenant Witness, MLT magazine
NEB = New English Bible
NIV = New International Version of the Bible
NKJV = New King James Version of the Bible
Nor. = Norwegian
NT = New Testament, B'rit Chadashah
NWT = New World Translation of the Bible, unreliable Jehovah's Witness version
OB = Olive Branch - see NC&C
op.cit. = opere citato (lit. in the work cited)
OT = Old Testament, Tanakh
p(p). = page(s)
pl. = plural - see s.
PWNC = Prophetic Words of the New Covenant, revelation cataloging system - see OB
QED = quod erat demonstrandum (lit. which was shown to be proved)
RCF = Restoration Christian Fellowship, earlier name of ICJC
RhQ = Ruach haQodesh, Holy Spirit
RSTNE = Restoration Scriptures True Name Edition of the Bible
RSV = Revised Standard Version of the Bible
RV = Revised Version of the Bible
s. = singular - see pl.
S&G = Smith & Goodspeed Version of the Bible
TEV = Today's English Version of the Bible - see GNB
Vulg. = Biblia Vulgata, Latin Vulgate translation of the Bible
WEB = World English Bible
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