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The Name of Jesus (Yahshua)
My Testimony: The Beginning to My Journey
Ephesians 6:11-17states: Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
I never really understood how much these verses meant until I found myself facing demons. It started at a very young age (around 7 or 8) when I found a porn magazine in my bathroom hamper. I was curious so I looked through it and put it back in my hamper. I was back and forth in the bathroom frequently to look at the pictures in the magazine. I eventually took the magazine and gave it to my father as if I had just found it. Thus my battle began with lying and seducing demons. I started finding videos of porn and was watching them quite frequently. I would wake up early or wake up late in the night and watch them while everyone was asleep. I found myself exploring my curiosity with my female friends. I would convince them to “try” certain things with me that I had seen (I was feeding the lusting and seducing demons by sinning and giving in to my fleshly desires). Keep in mind I was 8. An 8 year old should know nothing about these things. The innocence that a child should have at that age was non-existent for me. I believe this was around the time that I actually was in my room and saw demons around my bed. An angel who was sitting at the foot of my bed stood up and took out a sword and spread its wings. As I grew older so did the demons (I was continuously feeding them) and the demons started bringing in more demons. I believe between the ages of 10 – 11, I tried to commit suicide by attempting to hang myself. I cannot tell you why I even had the thought or wanted to act on it. I found myself being held down in my sleep and I would call on Yahshua (Jesus at the time because I did not know his name was Yahshua).
When I was 15, I met a young lady at a church event and we started dating. Things were going very well, however that went down the drain when I found out she had gotten pregnant by someone else. The messed up part was that she did not tell me, I happened to meet him at my friend’s house because he was now dating my friend and she was actually the one to tell me. He told me what happened when I called my girlfriend at the time. It was just a bad day for her and I called it quits, he had left her already and she had already had an abortion trying to cover it up. She told me she was hoping I did not find out and was asking me how I met the guy and everything and I let her know. From that point I really did not care anymore and my porn addiction got worse. I found myself not caring more and more. I started to feel what I call “dark.” The betrayal had a huge effect on me. Although I found myself getting “dark” I still had a desire to be truthful, I had a really hard time trusting women. I did not want another women paying for what my ex did. (What I have come to realize is that I failed to deal with these issues and instead I suppressed what I was going through and I deceived myself into believing that I was “good,” when I really wasn’t). I noticed that in relationships moving forward the truth faded away and the lying demon grew. If I was seeing more than one young lady, I let them know and it was up to them if they wanted to deal with me or not. This “honesty” was just as bad as telling a lie. No matter how you look at it, it was not right. At the end of the day I was messing with a woman’s heart and that is not of the Most High. It was me pleasing my flesh. I found myself wanting to date one of my friends and she told me she would not date me because she knew how I was. I actually convinced her that I would not break her heart and I would be real with her. Although my intentions were good and I meant it at the time, I eventually gave into my flesh. I actually started seeing another girl a few months after I started seeing my friend. I started seeing the new girl based on a promise that I made to her a couple of years before I started seeing my friend. I told her that when she got to high school we could date. I allowed myself to believe I was in the right because I felt that keeping my promise was honorable. This is how easy it is to start deceiving yourself. You find yourself justifying and rationalizing things that you know are wrong. I eventually got fed up lying to both young ladies and told them about each other. Not only did I break both girls hearts what made it even worse was the young ladies were cousins. My lying broke so many hearts. The very thing I said I wasn’t going to do, I did. Each woman paid for what my ex did. I did not trust any woman so I just didn’t care. The truth of the matter was I wanted to be with my ex as crazy as it sounds, I did, looking back it was lust. Lust was the reason why I wanted to go back. The lusting, seducing demon that had entered me when I was younger….she had them too. I realized the relationship with my ex was based on looks. I like the way she looked and I wanted her. The funny thing is when we first met I was interested in her friend and my friend was interested in her. By the end of the night I ended up with my ex and my friend was with my ex’s friend. My ex told me she wanted and she did not care if I was interested in her friend. She told her friend she wanted me and her friend back down.
As a result of the demons controlling my life, I found myself seducing females just to see if I could get them. There was nothing sexual about it. I just wanted a challenge and once I got the woman, I got bored because there was no longer a challenge. I found myself lying to certain people just to lie especially when it came to cheating. I would cover for friends they would cover for me.
Not caring led me to start drinking more; the suicidal demon had made a return. I was 17 and this time I attempted suicide by overdosing on muscle relaxers. The Most High spared me. I was in a deep state of depression. I don’t think anyone could really tell since I kept my issues to myself. I focused more on helping others and not paying attention to what was going on with me. I wanted to fight other people’s demons when I should have been focusing on getting rid of mine. Even though I was helping others I see now I was actually taking their demons into me. I felt the light in me starting to dim more and more. There was one night that my friends and I were going to a party. We did a lot of drinking before the party and then we headed there. I remember at the end of the party when we headed out we decided to have a race. I believe it was about 8 of us. I remember I kept the lead and my friend almost caught up when I looked down I saw I was going 120 MPH. something dropped into my friend’s engine causing his car to slow down. Not too long after that I lost control of my car on a curve and began spinning around. I remember seeing my friends and other cars heading my direction. I can remember thinking this is just like NASCAR; however the next thought was I am about to die what am I going to tell my parents. I felt my car roll backwards even though I was in drive and hit the partition wall. I was facing oncoming traffic. I remember sitting there for a minute taking in what just happened. I hoped out of my car to check how much damage. It looked like the back of my car was banged up and a lot of paint was missing. I got back in my car turned around and headed to the next exit since that was the exit to my house. I called my friend on his phone and told him to meet me at Pathmark (grocery store) that was not too far from the exit. When we met up he told me how the only thing he could think about when he saw me spinning was how was he going to tell my parents that I died? He just couldn’t do it. We wiped my car down with a scratch remover and it looked like nothing happen to my car. I had minor paint damage; you could not even tell that I hit a wall.
Not too long after the accident, I decided that I wanted to be a one woman man. No more lying, no more seducing. I wanted a real relationship. I started seeing a young lady however it did not last long she had her own demons and she caused trust issues. I started dating another young lady same thing she had her own demons and created trust issues. I actually started dating a young lady and things were actually going good. She suddenly ended the relationship she told me I had made her soft because she fell for me. I thought she was joking, however she was very serious. She told me she was not use to a man treating her so well. She was use to guys calling her out her name, cheating on her and having all kind of drama with them. With me she did not have issues like that and it messed her up, she felt like she did not deserve me. That one I really did not understand. I eventually started dating another young lady however she just could not remain faithful. Even when she got caught she still lied to my face and thought by crying it was going to change everything. I was done with her. Just when I was getting better with trusting this took a big chunk out of my progress. I found myself getting into the same type of relationship over and over again. I even got back in touch with women in my past thinking since I had changed maybe I could get it right with them. Seems like the ones I chose were no different than the ex I just dealt with. At the age of 19, just when I felt like giving up and being by myself my friend’s girlfriend introduced me to her best friend. The weird part was not too long after the young lady and I got together, my friend and his girlfriend broke up (probably should have saw this as a sign). I talked to the young lady on the phone for about a month before we saw each other. We entered into a relationship. Not too long after the relationship began her issues started to appear. I felt I could be that man that stood by her side and help her through her issues. After 2 years had gone by we got married. We thought we loved each other enough to get married; however a big part of the reason was because of fear. We were told how we were not living right and we were constantly reminded of 1 Corinthians 7:9 which states: But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn. I also believed that marrying her would help deal with her issues. I believed that I had conquered all my issues when I got married. The only real issue I had was watching porn. I found that I was watching porn when I was mad or frustrated. I was upfront and honest with her, no seduction, no other women; I really thought that we were good. Due to her own family issues it weighed down heavy on our marriage. I was accused of things that I actually was not doing. Things seem to get better after my daughter was born, because she came in the 26th week of pregnancy so our focus had shifted. My daughter remained her focus for quite some time, during this time I was in constant prayer and fasting. About 3 years after my daughter’s birth the issues that I thought went away pertaining to my wife’s family came back worse than before. My wife created trust issues by being sneaky and deceitful which led us to be unfaithful. I saw how miserable my daughter was with me and my ex wife together and I did not want her crying anymore. We went our separate ways and divorced shortly after. Issues with trust once again became a factor in my life; in addition to that I now had a child on the way with another woman. The one thing I took from it was if a woman was going to be sneaky and deceitful, then she had no place in my life. I just was not dealing with it anymore. I wasn’t innocent. I stepped out I did not remain true to my vows. Whether she did it first or not does not even matter the fact of the matter is I stepped out. With now facing a failed marriage I started drinking and smoking again. Everything with my son’s mother was more drama then good from the start, she had her own personal and family issues and I saw the path it was heading down and I refused to deal with it again. For my children’s sake I had to do something different. There had to be a better way. With the help from The Most High I conquered and defeated my demons. I had some knowledge of the truth while going through my journey; however my awakening went to a new level in 2013. I am improving daily. With trying to live righteously the enemy is constantly trying to attack me. I always keep in mind that I must remain strong in the Most High. The Most High has been very good and I am very thankful for Yahshua.
Written by Obadiyah (Brother Whitfield)
Lesson on Multiple Wives
Shalom Brothers and Sisters! There has been many debates over having multiple wives. There are many scriptures taken out of context. By taking the scriptures out of context it is clear that those doing are rationalizing and justify fulfilling their own lustful desires.
Let’s start with the very beginning
Genesis 2:18-24 states: And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
As we see the Most High made Eve for Adam. One man and one woman, it did not say anything about multiple wives.
So now let’s address the multiple wives theory. Let’s start with Abraham. Sarah because she did not believe in the Most High’s promise she gave her maidservant Hagar to Abraham. After Sarah’s death then Abraham married Keturah.
Genesis 16:1-6 states: Now Sarai Abram’s wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar. And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai. And Sarai Abram’s wife took Hagar her maid the Egyptian, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife. And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes. And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the LORD judge between me and thee. But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thine hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face.
Abraham did not go out finding different wives and being with multiple women. He wanted to appease his wife and did what she asked. I am not saying this right because this was not from the Most High. Abraham did not seek nor get the Most High’s approval for his act with Hagar
Genesis 23:1-2 states: And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years old: these were the years of the life of Sarah. And Sarah died in Kirjatharba; the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.
Genesis 25:1-8 states: Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah. And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah. And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim. And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abidah, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah. And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac. But unto the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country. And these are the days of the years of Abraham’s life which he lived, an hundred threescore and fifteen years. Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people.
Let’s move on to Israel (Jacob) and the 12 tribes being brought forth from 4 different women. We see he is only married to two of them and he is also responsible to take care of all of them.
Genesis 29:14-30 states After Jacob had stayed with Laban for about a month, Laban said to him, “You shouldn’t work for me without pay just because we are relatives. Tell me how much your wages should be.” Now Laban had two daughters. The older daughter was named Leah, and the younger one was Rachel. There was no sparkle in Leah’s eyes, but Rachel had a beautiful figure and a lovely face. Since Jacob was in love with Rachel, he told her father, “I’ll work for you for seven years if you’ll give me Rachel, your younger daughter, as my wife.” “Agreed!” Laban replied. “I’d rather give her to you than to anyone else. Stay and work with me.” So Jacob worked seven years to pay for Rachel. But his love for her was so strong that it seemed to him but a few days. Finally, the time came for him to marry her. “I have fulfilled my agreement,” Jacob said to Laban. “Now give me my wife so I can sleep with her.” So Laban invited everyone in the neighborhood and prepared a wedding feast. But that night, when it was dark, Laban took Leah to Jacob, and he slept with her. (Laban had given Leah a servant, Zilpah, to be her maid.) But when Jacob woke up in the morning—it was Leah! “What have you done to me?” Jacob raged at Laban. “I worked seven years for Rachel! Why have you tricked me?” “It’s not our custom here to marry off a younger daughter ahead of the firstborn,” Laban replied. “But wait until the bridal week is over; then we’ll give you Rachel, too—provided you promise to work another seven years for me.”So Jacob agreed to work seven more years. A week after Jacob had married Leah, Laban gave him Rachel, too. (Laban gave Rachel a servant, Bilhah, to be her maid.) So Jacob slept with Rachel, too, and he loved her much more than Leah. He then stayed and worked for Laban the additional seven years.
Jacob was tricked into marrying Leah, he did not do it under his own free will. Jacob did not choose to have multiple wives. There is a big difference here.
King Solomon seems to be a favorite of the brothers and their justification for multiple wives. Let’s take a look at that 1 King 11:1-13 states But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites: Of the nations concerning which the LORD said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you: for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon clave unto these in love. And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart. For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father. For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites. And Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and went not fully after the LORD, as did David his father. Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon. And likewise did he for all his strange wives, which burnt incense and sacrificed unto their gods. And the LORD was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned from the LORD God of Israel, which had appeared unto him twice, And had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods: but he kept not that which the LORD commanded. Wherefore the LORD said unto Solomon, Forasmuch as this is done of thee, and thou hast not kept my covenant and my statutes, which I have commanded thee, I will surely rend the kingdom from thee, and will give it to thy servant. Notwithstanding in thy days I will not do it for David thy father’s sake: but I will rend it out of the hand of thy son. Howbeit I will not rend away all the kingdom; but will give one tribe to thy son for David my servant’s sake, and for Jerusalem’s sake which I have chosen.
Some may say the Most High was directing it towards foreign/strange women and it does not apply. I have yet to find the scripture that says the Most High or Yahshua promoted or commanded that a man could have multiple wives. In fact in the next scriptures we will see that the Most High advised against it.
Deuteronomy 17:14-20 states When thou art come unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, and shalt possess it, and shalt dwell therein, and shalt say, I will set a king over me, like as all the nations that are about me; Thou shalt in any wise set him king over thee, whom the LORD thy God shall choose: one from among thy brethren shalt thou set king over thee: thou mayest not set a stranger over thee, which is not thy brother. But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses: forasmuch as the LORD hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return no more that way. Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold. And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Levites: And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them: That his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not aside from the commandment, to the right hand, or to the left: to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he, and his children, in the midst of Israel.
Deuteronomy 4:1-2 states “And now, Israel, listen carefully to these decrees and regulations that I am about to teach you. Obey them so that you may live, so you may enter and occupy the land that the Lord, the God of your ancestors, is giving you. Do not add to or subtract from these commands I am giving you. Just obey the commands of the Lord your God that I am giving you.
Proverbs 30:5-6 states Every word of God proves true. He is a shield to all who come to him for protection. Do not add to his words, or he may rebuke you and expose you as a liar.
Revelation 22:18-19 states For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
I provided 3 distinct scriptures that shows not to add to or subtract from the words of the Most High. That means stop twisting scriptures and putting words in the Most High’s mouth.
Written by Brother Whitfield
Who is the Scapegoat?
Who is the Scapegoat
Leviticus 16:7-10 states: And he shall take the two goats, and present them before the Lord at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot for the Lord, and the other lot for the scapegoat. And Aaron shall bring the goat upon which the Lord’s lot fell, and offer him for a sin offering. But the goat, on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before the Lord, to make an atonement with him, and to let him go for a scapegoat into the wilderness.
Leviticus 16:20-22 states: And when he hath made an end of reconciling the holy place, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and the altar, he shall bring the live goat: And Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat, and shall send him away by the hand of a fit man into the wilderness: And the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land not inhabited: and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness.
I want to take you to where the scapegoat comes from. In certain translations in the bible it mentions a wilderness Azazel. Many people may not know who Azazel is so I wanted to give you scriptures from the book of Enoch to give you an understanding on Azazel and the significance of the scapegoat.
Enoch 6 states: And it came to pass when the children of men had multiplied that in those days were born unto them beautiful and comely daughters. And the angels, the children of the heaven, saw and lusted after them, and said to one another: ‘Come, let us choose us wives from among the children of men and beget us children.’ And Semjâzâ, who was their leader, said unto them: ‘I fear ye will not indeed agree to do this deed, and I alone shall have to pay the penalty of a great sin.’ And they all answered him and said: ‘Let us all swear an oath, and all bind ourselves by mutual imprecations not to abandon this plan but to do this thing.’ Then sware they all together and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it. And they were in all two hundred; who descended ⌈in the days⌉ of Jared on the summit of Mount Hermon, and they called it Mount Hermon, because they had sworn and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it. And these are the names of their leaders: Sêmîazâz, their leader, Arâkîba, Râmêêl, Kôkabîêl, Tâmîêl, Râmîêl, Dânêl, Êzêqêêl, Barâqîjâl, Asâêl, Armârôs, Batârêl, Anânêl, Zaqîêl, Samsâpêêl, Satarêl, Tûrêl, Jômjâêl, Sariêl. These are their chiefs of tens.
So as we see hear Semjâzâ did not want to bear the sin alone. So all of the fallen angels took an oath to bear the sin that would come from their disobedience.
Enoch 8 states: And Azâzêl taught men to make swords, and knives, and shields, and breastplates, and made known to them the metals 〈of the earth〉 and the art of working them, and bracelets, and ornaments, and the use of antimony, and the beautifying of the eyelids, and all kinds of costly stones, and all colouring tinctures. 2. And there arose much godlessness, and they committed fornication, and they were led astray, and became corrupt in all their ways. Semjâzâ taught enchantments, and root-cuttings, Armârôs the resolving of enchantments, Barâqîjâl, (taught) astrology, Kôkabêl the constellations, Ezêqêêl the knowledge of the clouds, 〈Araqiêl the signs of the earth, Shamsiêl the signs of the sun〉, and Sariêl the course of the moon. And as men perished, they cried, and their cry went up to heaven.
Enoch 9 states: And then Michael, Uriel, Raphael, and Gabriel looked down from heaven and saw much blood being shed upon the earth, and all lawlessness being wrought upon the earth. And they said one to another: ‘The earth made without inhabitant cries the voice of their crying up to the gates of heaven. And now to you, the holy ones of heaven, the souls of men make their suit, saying, “Bring our cause before the Most High.”.’ And they said to the Lord of the ages: ‘Lord of lords, God of gods, King of kings, 〈and God of the ages〉, the throne of Thy glory (standeth) unto all the generations of the ages, and Thy name holy and glorious and blessed unto all the ages! Thou hast made all things, and power over all things hast Thou: and all things are naked and open in Thy sight, and Thou seest all things, and nothing can hide itself from Thee. Thou seest what Azâzêl hath done, who hath taught all unrighteousness on earth and revealed the eternal secrets which were (preserved) in heaven, which men were striving to learn: And Semjâzâ, to whom Thou hast given authority to bear rule over his associates. And they have gone to the daughters of men upon the earth, and have slept with the women, and have defiled themselves, and revealed to them all kinds of sins. And the women have borne giants, and the whole earth has thereby been filled with blood and unrighteousness. And now, behold, the souls of those who have died are crying and making their suit to the gates of heaven, and their lamentations have ascended: and cannot cease because of the lawless deeds which are wrought on the earth. And Thou knowest all things before they come to pass, and Thou seest these things and Thou dost suffer them, and Thou dost not say to us what we are to do to them in regard to these.’
Enoch 10 states: Then said the Most High, the Holy and Great One spake, and sent Uriel to the son of Lamech, and said to him: 〈Go to Noah〉 and tell him in my name “Hide thyself!” and reveal to him the end that is approaching: that the whole earth will be destroyed, and a deluge is about to come upon the whole earth, and will destroy all that is on it. And now instruct him that he may escape and his seed may be preserved for all the generations of the world.’ And again the Lord said to Raphael: ‘Bind Azâzêl hand and foot, and cast him into the darkness: and make an opening in the desert, which is in Dûdâêl, and cast him therein. And place upon him rough and jagged rocks, and cover him with darkness, and let him abide there for ever, and cover his face that he may not see light. And on the day of the great judgement he shall be cast into the fire. And heal the earth which the angels have corrupted, and proclaim the healing of the earth, that they may heal the plague, and that all the children of men may not perish through all the secret things that the Watchers have disclosed and have taught their sons. And the whole earth has been corrupted through the works that were taught by Azâzêl: to him ascribe all sin.’
The fallen received their punishment for their sin. Azâzêl had all sin ascribed to him. What this means is because of Azâzêl‘s sin he had all sin credited/assigned to him.
Have you ever noticed how when some people do wrong they blame their action on someone else (a sister, brother, friend, family member, satan, etc.) instead of taking responsibility for their own actions? They are using the people they blame as a scapegoat. They are casting their sins on them. So many are trying to justify and rationalize their sin. No matter how pretty you try to make it a sin is sin and wrong is wrong. Another good example of this can be found with Adam.
Genesis 3:6-13 states: And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden. And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat? And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
Why didn’t Adam take responsibility for his actions? He blamed his wife and pretty much blames the Most High for giving him his wife. As to say if the Most High did not give him his wife he would not have sinned. Adam tried to place his sins on Eve as if she was his scapegoat. By telling the Most High it was the woman that the Most High gave him can be viewed as Adam making the Most High his scapegoat.
Leviticus 16:23-24, 26 states: And Aaron shall come into the tabernacle of the congregation, and shall put off the linen garments, which he put on when he went into the holy place, and shall leave them there: And he shall wash his flesh with water in the holy place, and put on his garments, and come forth, and offer his burnt offering, and the burnt offering of the people, and make an atonement for himself, and for the people.
And he that let go the goat for the scapegoat shall wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in water, and afterward come into the camp.
Matthew 27:46 states And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
I mention the preceding verses to show that the scapegoat is unclean once the sins are attributed to them. As you can see Aaron had to cleanse himself and the person that brought the scapegoat to the wilderness had to cleanse themselves as well. Yahshua became disconnected from the Most High when he took on the sins of the world. Yahshua became unclean.
We must remember that the two goats together represent what Yahshua did for us, Yahshua “laid the iniquity of us all,” and examine into the root meaning of this word (“separation”), the interpretation of those who regard the one goat as representing the atonement made, and the other, that “for Azazel,” as representing the effect of the great work of atonement (the complete removal of sin), is certainly to be preferred. The one goat which was “for the Most High” was offered as a sin-offering, by which atonement was made. But the sins must also be visibly banished, and therefore they were symbolically laid by confession on the other goat, which was then “sent away for Azazel” into the wilderness. The form of this word indicates intensity, and therefore signifies the total separation of sin: it was wholly carried away. It was important that the result of the sacrifices offered by the high priest alone in the sanctuary should be embodied in a visible transaction, and hence the dismissal of the “scape-goat.” There was no concern in regards to what became of the scape-goat; the purpose of the scape-goat was to have all sin laid upon it and then it being sent into the wilderness bearing away the sins. As the goat “for the Most High” was to witness to the demerit of sin and the need of the blood of atonement, so the goat “for Azazel” was to witness to the efficacy of the sacrifice and the result of the shedding of blood in the taking away of sin.
We must all take responsibility for our own actions. There needs to be no excuses, no one else to blame for your actions. We will have to give an account for all that we have done in our lives. The Most High has given us free will, every decision we make is on us.
2 Corinthians 5:10 states: For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
Proverbs 28:13 states: He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.
Galatians 6:5 states: For every man shall bear his own burden.
Ezekiel 18:30-32 states “Therefore, I will judge each of you, O people of Israel, according to your actions, says the Sovereign Lord. Repent, and turn from your sins. Don’t let them destroy you! Put all your rebellion behind you, and find yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. For why should you die, O people of Israel? I don’t want you to die, says the Sovereign Lord. Turn back and live!
Written by Brother Whitfield
Breaking Soul Ties
Breaking Soul Ties
Shalom Brothers and Sisters. Recently I have come across people that are questioning certain areas of their life. Relationships seem to always come up. I recommend building a relationship with the Most High because this is the most important relationship. You cannot have a lasting relationship with anyone else if you do not have a solid foundation with the Most High. For people that do have a solid foundation the next step is to purge yourself of all those you have had intimate relationships with. Sexual intimacy was designed for Marriage and consummated the covenant. A husband and wife come together to make the physical and spiritual bond and connection thus becoming one. You cannot sleep with any and everyone. That is a pure example of sexual immorality and you should not even be sleeping with anyone that you do not plan on being with for the rest of your life.
John 4:16 -18 states “Go and get your husband,” Jesus (Yahshua) told her. “I don’t have a husband,” the woman replied. Jesus said, “You’re right! You don’t have a husband— for you have had five husbands, and you aren’t even married to the man you’re living with now. You certainly spoke the truth!”
As we can see the Samaritan had five husbands. That is five different spirits being carried around. Now this can also extend to what is called being stuck on an “ex” as well. This is the situation where someone makes comparisons of the person that they are with to an ex and tries to implement certain characteristics of their ex into the person that they are with. This could be asking them to dress a certain way, work a certain job, change habits in their life, etc. An ex is an ex for a reason if the Most High moved you away from that person then why are you trying to hold on? Why go out of your way to have reminders of your ex or reach out to your ex to continue communicating with them? Not saying you cannot be friends with your ex; however when you want to keep reminiscing about old times and flirting with them then you are staying connected with them. If that is the case you should not waste someone else’s time because you are setting that relationship up for failure. Pray to the Most High to break all unnecessary soul ties. Pray that if the Most High has delivered you from someone to keep you delivered from them and to stop all urges for you to keep running back. You question why you cannot connect with someone? It is because you could still be connected to so many other people already. Adding intimacy to those connections just makes things so much harder. That is why you need to be careful who you are intimate with. That energy transfer creates a very strong soul tie. You can carry so much from others. You need a spiritual cleansing. You only need to have your soul tied to the Most High.
1 Corinthians 6:16 states: And don’t you realize that if a man joins himself to a prostitute, he becomes one body with her? For the Scriptures say, “The two are united into one.”
Written by Brother Whitfield
Meditation: My thoughts of the End
Shalom Brothers and Sisters. On 8-14-2015 I was meditating on a lot of things and I wrote down a few things. In this post I will include some things that I had written down.
I had a dream of a comet passing by the earth that caused the earth to shake. I was in my room watching TV and the earth suddenly appeared on the television. As I watched the earth a comet or an asteroid passed by the earth. I don’t remember if it hit the earth but I saw flames of fire surrounding the whole earth as the comet or asteroid passed by. The earth was shaking out of control. Then suddenly my deceased cat appeared in the room with me and I just watched my cat as he was walking around in my room. When I left the room he followed me into the bathroom and then the dream ended. I believe I had this dream sometime in 2013, the time around Comet Ison. Sometime after the dream I thought to myself, “Could this have represented the dead being resurrected? It was definitely an end time dream and a warning of what’s to come. At the time of the rapture I know that the dead in Christ are raised first and then we who are alive are caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord. So that dream was leading me to the return of Yahshua. Back in 2012 I remember waking up and going to the bathroom and the craziest thing happened to me while I was in the bathroom. I looked at the bathroom tissue and I saw a rainbow glowing off of it. I thought I was tripping. I kept blinking my eyes to see if it was really there and it was. I guess God was trying to let me know about his promise and also open up my spiritual eyes. After this I began to notice rainbows appearing everywhere in my home. So now I have a message to bring forth.
Listen, O’ Children of God, the chariots of fire will arrive soon in the sky and we will be taken up on eagle’s wings. We will fly away to the prepared place that Yahshua has prepared for us which is the holy mount of God, the living city of New Jerusalem. We will dwell with Yahshua forever and he will be our God forever and ever.
God’s children should be hoping for that blessed day of Yahshua’s return. Do you ever wonder when that day will be? Do you know that its possible that Yahshua could return on a Feast Day? Why else would he tell his people to remember the Sabbath day and to keep it holy? Why would we need to observe and remember his Holy Feast Days? Surely there is hidden manna in the scriptures. With all my getting I’m seeking understanding and I say to you please seek wisdom and you shall be given the answers to your questions. O’Children of God knock and the door will be opened in heaven and wisdom who is seated among the angels will come forth to reveal mysteries to the God’s children.
The truth is that Yahshua is coming like a thief in the night to those who are not watching. Noah knew when the end was coming in his days and he was prepared in advance. He was prepared 1 week in advance to enter the ark before the flood. All the animals were gathered around the ark and two of each, male and female, entered the ark. Genesis 7:1-4 states, “And the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation. Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female. Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth. For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth. Book of Jasher Ch. 6:10 states, “And all the animals, and beasts, and fowls, were still there, and they surrounded the ark at every place, and the rain had not descended till seven days after.” It was a 7 day period from the time the animals came to the ark till the last day the flood came. Genesis 7:10-11 states, “And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth. In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.” The 7 day period was from the 10th day of the 2nd month to the 17th day of the 2nd month. On the 7th day the flood waters came and that was the end in Noah’s day. It’s going to be the same pattern at the time of the Great Harvest. The harvest is the end of the world and the Bride or the elect will be prepared before this last great day. On the last day we will enter into the ark but this ark will be a chariot/ship coming down out of heaven and we will be caught up to the New Earth and the New Heaven and we will dwell in New Jerusalem. Heaven will open during the 7th trumpet and God’s people will be gathered together and hopefully our animals can be caught up to.
Many people are talking about this planet sized object coming closer to the earth. Could this be truth? Well I believe so. It is very important for people to discern the times that we are living in. Do you understand that there must be a sign in the heavens to represent Yahshua’s coming? Well we do know for a fact that there will be a sign of the Son of Man. People say that Nibiru is going to cause a lot of destruction on the earth and the bible states the earth will be destroyed by fire. So there is truth to this. People keep trying to predict the date of Nibiru’s arrival just like people are trying to predict the date of Yahshua’s second coming. Well it seems like Nibiru and Yahshua have a lot in common. Yahshua is coming soon just like Nibiru is coming towards the earth. Be wise and keep your lambs burning. Nibiru could open a portal in heaven. Keep watching and keep praying that you may be counted worthy to escape the things that are coming on the earth. The King is coming to rescue his Bride and we know this is a fact.
This is what I see in the spirit. The closer Nibiru gets the brighter its appearance will be. Yahshua’s rays of light is like the rays of the Sun. A Great Light will appear in the heavens and everyone on the earth will look towards the sky. He will send his angels to gather his people from one end of heaven to the other end of heaven and this will be the time of the Great Harvest. This will also be the time for the supper of the great God. Revelation 19:17-20 states, “And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God; That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great. And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.”
The earth before him looks like a Garden but as he passes by the earth will be made a desolate place. His flames of fire will burn up the earth and there will be a sound of great wailing and gnashing of teeth as the wicked will suffer the wrath of God. Revelation 14:19 states, “And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.” The earth will become the Lake of Fire after fire is thrown down upon the earth. Revelation 20:9-10 states, “And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.”
It’s going to be like a massive solar flare sweeping through the land as fire spreads quickly by his winds. Psalm 104:4 states, “The winds are your messengers; flames of fire are your servants.” His angels and saints will be carrying out the Lord’s judgments and Yahshua will be leading his mighty army. Joel 2:3-11 states, ”A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them. The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run. Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array. Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather blackness. They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks: Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded. They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief. The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining: And the Lord shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the Lord is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?
The Sun of Righteousness is coming yet he is already here. Time in Space is such a mystery but the past, present and future exists at the same time. Righteousness is coming from his throne and judgment is sent forth as his righteous saints are coming with him to execute judgment on the wicked. Jude 1:14-15 states, “And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.” As the scripture states there is a time for war.
Ecclesiastes 3:8 states, “A time to love and a time to hate. A time for war and a time for peace.”
Look up saints for your redemption draweth nigh. Sounds of thunder will come forth from the sky as the last trumpet blows. Behold, the Lord is descending with the glory of his Father just like he descended on Mount Sinai. The Israelites were trembling at the sight of the Lord and the nations will also tremble when this day arrives. There will be a brightness coming from the midst of the clouds which will be the appearance of the chariots of fire. The chariots will cover the earth from one end of heaven to the other end of heaven. Ten Thousands upon Ten Thousands which will be millions of chariots will descend on earth. Revelation 5:11 states, “And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands.” And a great light will appear above his people and they will ascend up to the heavens to meet the Lord in his heavenly kingdom.
Can you visualize this day? Let’s get deeper. The chariots will appear in the dark clouds as a bright light. The fire in the clouds will be the chariots of the Most High and they will cover the whole face of the sky and the sun will be turned into darkness on that great day. Ezekiel 1:4 states, “And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire.” Lightning will come forth as the speed of light. Ezekiel 1:13-14 states, “As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps: it went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning. And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.” Luke 17:24 states, “For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other, so it will be on the day when the Son of Man comes.” Matthew 24:27 states, “For as the lightning flashes in the east and shines to the west, so it will be when the Son of Man comes.”
The angels will be sent forth as lightning flashes and the elect will be gathered in the chariots of fire in the twinkling of an eye. The righteous will be taken and the wicked will be left behind. The righteous are like Enoch and he is the 1st witness in these last days. Genesis 5:24 states, “Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.” The separation of the wheat and the tares will take place at the sound of the 7th trumpet and the chariots of fire will separate the righteous from the wicked. The way the righteous will be caught up is by chariots of fire and Elijah is the 2nd witness in these end days. 2 Kings 2:11 states, “As they were walking along and talking, suddenly a chariot of fire appeared, drawn by horses of fire. It drove between the two men, separating them, and Elijah was carried by a whirlwind into heaven.” The Great Harvest will come at the end of the world and the harvesters are the angels in the chariots of fire. Are your eyes opened now? Mark 8:19 states, ‘You have eyes–can’t you see? You have ears–can’t you hear?’ Don’t you remember anything at all?” 2 Kings 6:17 states, “Then Elisha prayed, “O LORD, open his eyes and let him see!” The LORD opened the young man’s eyes, and when he looked up, he saw that the hillside around Elisha was filled with horses and chariots of fire.” Do you see how you will be delivered Israel? For those who have ears, let them hear what the spirit is saying.
Matthew 24:31 states, “And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.” Yahshua will return at the sound of the 7th trumpet shortly after the 2 witnesses ministry is completed and this is when the gospel will have reached the ends of the earth. Surely you understand another reason why the 12 tribes of Israel has been scattered out to the 4 corners of the earth. Please understand the plan of God in its entirety. Isaiah 43:10 states, “”But you are my witnesses, O Israel!” says the LORD.” You are my servant. You have been chosen to know me, believe in me, and understand that I alone am God. There is no other God–there never has been, and there never will be.” Acts 1:8 states, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Now that the children of Israel has officially awakened to the truth, they will preach the truth to all nations and the true image of Christ will be revealed in these last days. The false image of Christ will be exposed and if you can’t receive the truth then you can’t receive Yahshua, the Light of the World. Those who hate the children of Israel are the same ones who changed his true image. 1 Maccabees 3:47-48 states, “Then they fasted that day, and put on sackcloth, and cast ashes upon their heads, and rent their clothes, And laid open the book of the law, wherein the heathen had sought to paint the likeness of their images.” The children of Israel will be restored in these last days and the truth will come forward to all the nations.
The 2 witnesses ministry shall last 1260 days and the perfect number of souls (144,000-The Bride) shall be made perfect and complete. Now there will be a multitude of people that no man can count that will be saved in the end after the Great Tribulation. We shall all wait for the blessed day which is the last day, the 1335th day, which is the day of Yahshua’s return. Then God will tabernacle with us and we will dwell with him forever. 1 Corinthians 15:52 states, “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” On the last day God’s people will shine like the brightness of the sun receiving their heavenly garment which is stored up in heaven. Matthew 17:1-2 states, “And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.” The angels who are riding in the chariots will appear over you and your body will be transfigured and your face will glow and you will ascend up to Mount Zion, the highest point in heaven. Hebrews 12:22 states, “But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly.” The great light will appear above your head and you will have aligned with your heavenly body and the transformation shall be completed. You will receive and be clothed with a new body and you will be transported through a portal (a door/gate in heaven).
Once the elect is removed from the earth then God’s full wrath will come over the earth to the wicked. There will be a great earthquake at this time like never before. Revelation 16:18 states, “And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.”
Written by Sister Carter
End Time Update Part 2: October 2015
Shalom Brothers and Sisters. Here are some videos of end time news for October 2015.
End Time Update: October 2015
Shalom Brothers and Sisters. Here are some end time news for the October 2012.
The Thirteenth Repentance of Sophia
Shalom Brothers and Sisters. This is the thirteenth repentance prayer of Sophia.
Pistis Sophia-translation by G. S. R. Mead
*When verifying the psalm prayers it’s most likely one chapter forward*
And Jesus continued again in the discourse and said unto his disciples: “It came to pass again thereafter that Pistis Sophia cried unto me, saying:
“O Light of lights, I have transgressed in the twelve æons, and have descended from them; wherefor have I uttered the twelve repentances, [one] for each æon. Now, therefore, O Light of lights, forgive me my transgression, for it is exceedingly great, because I have abandoned the regions of the height and have come to dwell in the regions of the chaos.’
“When then Pistis Sophia had said this, she continued again in the thirteenth repentance, saying:
The thirteenth repentance of Sophia.“‘1. Hearken unto me singing praises unto thee, O Light of lights. Hearken unto me uttering the repentance for the thirteenth æon, the region out of which I have come down, in order that the thirteenth repentance of the thirteenth æon may be accomplished,–those [æons] which I have overstepped and out of which I have come down.
“‘2. Now, therefore, O Light of lights, hearken unto me singing praises unto thee in the thirteenth æon, my region out of which I have come down.
“‘3. Save me, O Light, in thy great mystery and forgive my transgression in thy forgiveness.
“‘4. And give unto me the baptism and forgive my sins and purify me from my transgression.
“‘5. And my transgression is the lion-faced power, which will never be hidden from thee; for because of it have I gone down.
“‘6. And I alone among the invisibles, in whose regions I was, have transgressed, and have gone down into the chaos. Moreover I have transgressed, that thy commandment may be accomplished.’
“This then Pistis Sophia said. Now, therefore, let him whom his spirit urgeth to understand her words, come forward and proclaim her thought.”
Martha came forward and said: “My Lord, my spirit urgeth me to proclaim the solution of that which Pistis Sophia hath spoken; thy power hath prophesied aforetime concerning it through David in the fiftieth Psalm, saying thus:
Martha interpreteth the thirteenth repentance from Psalm l.“‘1. Be gracious unto me, O God, according to thy great grace; according to the fulness of thy mercy blot out my sin.
“‘2. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity.
“‘3. And may my sin be ever present to thee,
“‘4. That thou mayest be justified in thy words and prevail when thou judgest me.’
“This is then the solution of the words which Pistis Sophia hath uttered.”
Jesus said unto her: “Well said, finely, Martha, blessed [one].”
Jesus sendeth forth a light-power to help Sophia.And Jesus continued again in the discourse and said unto his disciples: “It came to pass then, when Pistis Sophia had said these words, that the time was fulfilled that she should be led out of the chaos. And of myself, without the First Mystery, I despatched out of myself a light-power, and I sent it down to the chaos, so that it might lead Pistis Sophia forth from the deep regions of the chaos, and lead [her] to the higher regions of the chaos, until the command should come from the First Mystery that she should be led entirely forth out of the chaos. And my light-power led Pistis Sophia up to the higher regions of the chaos. It came to pass then, when the emanations of Self-willed had noticed that Pistis Sophia was led forth into the higher regions of the chaos, that they also sped after her upwards, desiring to bring her again into the lower regions of the chaos. And my light-power, which I had sent to lead up Sophia out of the chaos, shone exceedingly. It came to pass then, when the emanations of Self-willed pursued Sophia, when she had been led into the higher regions of the chaos, that she again sang praises and cried out unto me, saying:
Sophia uttereth a song of praise.
“‘1. I will sing praises unto thee, O Light, for I desired to come unto thee. I will sing thee praises, O Light, for thou art my deliverer.
“‘2. Leave me not in the chaos. Save me, O Light of the Height, for it is thou that I have praised.
“‘3. Thou has sent me thy light through thyself and hast saved me. Thou hast led me to the higher regions of the chaos.
“‘4. May the emanations of Self-willed which pursue me, sink down into the lower regions of the chaos, and let them not come to the higher regions to see me.
“‘5. And may great darkness cover them and darker gloom come over them. And let them not see me in the light of thy power, which thou hast sent unto me to save me, so that they may not again get dominion over me.
“‘6. And let not their resolution which they have formed, to take away my power, take effect for them. And as they have spoken against me, to take from me my light, take rather from them theirs instead of mine.
“‘7. And they have proposed to take away my whole light and have not been able to take it, for thy light-power was with me.
“‘8. Because they have taken counsel without thy commandment, O Light, therefore have they not been able to take away my light.
“‘9. Because I have had faith in the Light, I shall not be afraid; and the Light is my deliverer and I shall not fear.’
“Now, therefore, let him whose power is exalted, speak the solution of the words which Pistis Sophia hath uttered.”
And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished speaking these words unto his disciples, that Salome came forward and said: “My Lord, my power constraineth me to speak the solution of the words which Pistis Sophia hath uttered. Thy power hath prophesied aforetime through Solomon, saying:
Salome interpreteth the song of Sophia from the Odes of Solomon.
“‘1. I will give thanks unto thee, O Lord, for thou art my God.
“‘2. Abandon me not, O Lord, for thou art! my hope.
“‘3. Thou hast given me thy vindication for naught, and I am saved through thee.
“‘4. Let them who pursue me, fall down and let them not see me.
“‘5. May a smoke-cloud cover their eyes and an air-mist darken them, and let them not see the day, so that they may not seize me.
“‘6. May their resolution be impotent, and may what they concoct come upon them.
“‘7. They have devised a resolution, and it hath not taken effect for them.
“‘8. And they are vanquished, although they be mighty, and what they have wickedly prepared is fallen upon them.
“‘9. My hope is in the Lord, and I shall not be afraid, for thou art my God, my Saviour.'”
It came to pass then, when Salome had finished saying these words, that Jesus said unto her: “Well said, Salome; and finely. This is the solution of the words which Pistis Sophia hath uttered.”
The power sent by Jesus formeth a light-wreath on Sophia’s head.
And Jesus continued again in the discourse and said unto his disciples: “It came to pass then, when Pistis Sophia had finished saying these words in the chaos, that I made the light-power, which I had sent to save her, become a light-wreath on her head, so that from now on the emanations of Self-willed could not have dominion over her. And when it had become a light-wreath round her head, all the evil matters in her were shaken and all were purified in her. They perished and remained in the chaos, while the emanations of Self-willed gazed upon them and rejoiced. And the purification of the pure light which was in Pistis Sophia, gave power to the light of my light-power, which had become a wreath round her head.
“It came to pass then moreover, when it surrounded the pure light in Sophia, and her pure light did not depart from the wreath of the power of the light-flame, so that the emanations of Self-willed should not rob it from it,–when then this befell her, the pure light-power in Sophia began to sing praises. And she praised my light-power, which was a wreath round her head, and she sang praises, saying:
Sophia uttereth another song of praise
“‘1. The Light hath become a wreath round my head; and I shall not depart from it, so that the emanations of Self-willed may not rob it from me.
“‘2. And though all the matters be shaken, yet shall I not be shaken.
“‘3. And though all my matters perish and remain in the chaos,–those which the emanations of Self-willed see,–yet shall I not perish.
“‘4. For the Light is with me, and I myself am with the Light.’
“These words then Pistis Sophia uttered. Now, therefore, let him who understandeth the thought of these words, come forward and proclaim their solution.”
Mary, his mother, asketh and receiveth permission to speak.
Then Mary, the mother of Jesus, came forward and said: “My son according to the world, my God and Saviour according to the height, bid me proclaim the solution of the words which Pistis Sophia hath uttered.”
And Jesus answered and said: “Thou also, Mary, hast received form which is in Barbēlō, according to matter, and hast received likeness which is in the Virgin of Light, according to light, thou and the other Mary, the blessed one; and on thy account the darkness hath arisen, and moreover out of thee did come forth the material body in which I am, which I have purified and refined,–now, therefore, I bid thee proclaim the solution of the words which Pistis Sophia hath uttered.”
And Mary, the mother of Jesus, answered and said: “My Lord, thy light-power hath prophesied aforetime concerning these words through Solomon in the nineteenth Ode and said:
“‘1. The Lord is on my head as a wreath, and I shall not depart from him.
Mary, his mother, interpreteth the song of Sophia from the xixth ode of Solomon.“‘2. The wreath in truth |117. is woven for me; and it hath caused thy twigs to sprout in me.
“‘3. For it is not like unto a wreath withered that sprouteth not. But thou art alive on my head and thou hast sprouted upon me.
“‘4. Thy fruits are full and perfect, filled with thy salvation.'”
Jesus commendeth his mother.It came to pass then, when Jesus had heard his mother Mary say these words, that he said unto her: “Well said, finely. Amēn, amēn, I say unto thee: They shall proclaim thee blessed from one end of the earth to the other; for the pledge of the First Mystery hath taken up its abode with thee, and through that pledge shall all from the earth and all from the height be saved, and that pledge is the beginning and the end.”
The commandment of the First Mystery is fulfilled for taking Sophia entirely out of the chaos.And Jesus continued again in the discourse and said unto his disciples: “It came to pass when Pistis Sophia had uttered the thirteenth repentance,–in that hour was fulfilled the commandment of all the tribulations which were de-creed for Pistis Sophia for the fulfilment of the First Mystery, which was from the beginning, and the time had come to save her out of the chaos and lead her out from all the darknesses. For her repentance was accepted from her through the First Mystery; and that mystery sent me a great light-power out of the height, that I might help Pistis Sophia |118. and lead her up out of the chaos. The First Mystery and Jesus sent forth two light-powers to help Sophia.So I looked towards the æons into the height and saw that light-power which the First Mystery had sent me, that I might save Pistis Sophia out of the chaos. It came to pass, therefore, when I had seen it, coming forth from the æons and hastening down to me,–I was above the chaos,–that another light-power went forth out of me, that it too might help Pistis Sophia. And the light-power which had come from the height through the First Mystery, came down upon the light-power which had gone out of me; and they met together and became a great stream of light.”
When then Jesus had said this unto his disciples, he said: “Understand ye in what manner I discourse with you?”
Mary Magdalene interpreteth the mystery from Psalm lxxxiv.
Mary started forward again and said: “My Lord, I understand what thou sayest. Concerning the solution of this word thy light-power hath prophesied aforetime through David in the eighty-fourth Psalm, saying:
“’10. Grace and truth met together, and righteousness and peace kissed each other.
“’11. Truth sprouted forth out of the earth, and righteousness looked down from heaven.’
“‘Grace’ then is the light-power which hath come down through the First Mystery; for the First Mystery hath hearkened unto Pistis Sophia and hath had mercy on her in all her tribulations. ‘Truth’ on the other hand is the power which hath gone forth out of thee, for that thou hast fulfilled the truth, in order to save her out of the chaos. And ‘righteousness’ again is the power which hath come forth through the First Mystery, which will guide Pistis Sophia. And ‘peace’ again is the power which hath gone forth out of thee, so that it should enter into the emanations of Self-willed and take from them the lights which they have taken away from Pistis Sophia, that is, so that thou mayest gather them together into Pistis Sophia and make them at peace with her power. ‘Truth’ on the other hand is the power which went forth out of thee, when thou wast in the lower regions of the chaos. For this cause thy power hath said through David ‘Truth sprouted out of the earth,’ because thou wert in the lower regions of the chaos. ‘Righteousness’ on the other hand which hath ‘looked down from heaven,’–it is the power which hath come down from the height through the First Mystery and hath entered into Pistis Sophia.”