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10-17-16: Prophet

How do you know that the words of a Prophet ring True?

You test them against the Word of Hashem. If the Word of Hashem and the words of the Prophet are the same, then the Prophet is True.

How do you know that someone is a Prophet?

A Prophet does not come to the True Believers; for the True Believers, have already chosen a path, whether they are an Atheist, a Rabbi, a Catholic, a Jehovah’s Witness, or a Seventh Day Adventist. The Prophet comes only to the lost sheep of Israel, who fundamentally question whether the path that they are on, is the One True Path.

Who are the lost sheep of Israel?

Yisrael (יִשְׂרָאֵל), is a descendant of Jacob. Israel, is the English equivalent of the masculine name.

El (אֵל) is God, god, or gods. It is masculine, and is generally taken as plural. It references good, might, greatness, and strength.

El is shortened from ayil (אָ֫יִל), a masculine word which means, “ram.” It signifies strength, might, goodness, greatness, and power, the same as does el. It also references the creative force, as the source of the Seed of the Cosmos; i.e., God, or god, or gods. But you will not see anyone from any Church of man, mentioning that one to you.

Ayil has exactly the same meanings as does el, which should give one pause to think, Who, or What, was sacrificed as a replacement for Isaac, via the Burning Bush?

Yischaq (יִשְׂחָק ) is transliterated in English to Isaac. This masculine name means the same as Yitschaq (יִצְחָק), i.e., “he laughs.” He was the son of Abraham and Sarah, and the father of Yisrael. The name came from the root tsachaq (צָחַק), which ostensibly means, “to laugh,” whether in merriment, or scornfully. Associations are with caress, entertain, mock, poke fun at, joke around, and play.

So sacrificing Isaac, could actually have been a bitter-sweet act…

For he may actually have deserved it, for not taking the God of his father seriously. That is a possibility, which of course, would have been covered over by the Churches of man.

Ayil also has the associations of mighty man, lintel, post, tree, and oak attached to it. Which could mean that the Burning Bush, was a type of oak tree.

Think of Samson, the sun, the battlement, the east side, etymologically…

He was the Judge, the Support of Hashem, the Rod, the Branch, the Pillar of Punishment. And he killed more while blind than he ever did while sighted, by knocking down their temple’s two supports in one final act of strength. The total of his enemies dead during all of the many years of his fighting with the Philistines who he lived amongst, did not match the toll of that one last Act for YHWH.

Think of it…

The doorposts, and the lintel.

All three of them, smeared in blood – The blood of the Beam of Hashem, Samson.

Before you remove the splinter from another, first take out the Beam, which is blinding you.

Man put out his two eyes – But he could still See the Light, with his Third Eye.

His Third Eye, was the Lintel Above. And the Two Posts to either side were put out, with the Sharpened Tree of Hashem…

The Point of it All, hardened and sharpened black as the night, Within the Flames.

The Lintel Beam, always bears the whole load of the Temple…

Until the two posts are twisted out from below it.

Ayil comes from the same root as does the masculine uwl (אוּל), which means, “mighty,” and references strength. It can be applied to a tribal chieftain, a ram, a support, or any other strong tree or man. It comes from another Hebrew root which means to twist.

So the Curving Horn of the Ram, which was held fast by the twisting branches of the Burning Bush as a Sacrifice, needs to be considered as well.

It doesn’t tell you, does it?

That the Living Bush of Abraham and Isaac Upon Moriah, Within the Sight of the Lord, Is the same Burning Bush of Moshe Upon Horeb, the Desolation Which Brings the Wasteland?

For the Bush Which Burns, Holds the Ram of the Sacrifice, Hedged all about with the Thorns. The Scapegoat, Who man blames for everything…

It is YHWH Himself, the Hidden Name, the Presence Herself, Seen.

It is the Giving Up, of those Judged.

Israel means, “he will rule as God.” Which, prefigures the role of Moshe…

Seen to Enter the Sanctuary…

Seen Beneath the Veil, as God Himself, Upon the earth itself.

Who Is the One, Between Heaven and the earth?

The One Who Talks With YHWH?

The One Within the Presence of Shekinah?

The One Who Speaks the Hidden Unknown Name, Summoning Forth Hashem?

Is it not Always the Prophet?

The Very Friend of Hashem?

Jisrael is another name for both Jacob and his descendants. It comes, interestingly, from sarah and el.

Sarah (שָׂרָה) means, “to contend, persist, exert, or persevere.” An associated word, is to wrestle. Which did not bode well for Peace, within the tent of Abraham…

And which prefigures Miriam and Aaron, colluding against their kinsman, Moshe.

And no one is more scoffing of the Word, is more insistent, or is more of a busy-body within the pages of the Bible, than is the conniving Sarah, who helped her younger son Jacob to steal his twin brother’s Rightful Blessing, via outright deception.

Oh, Esau did not value his Birthright enough; that much is for certain. But his Blessing, he was outright and most certainly cheated out of.

Yaaqob (יַעֲקֹב), transliterated in English to Jacob, was the twin son of Isaac, along with Esau. This masculine name has much the same meaning as aqab (עָקַב), which means, “to follow at the heel of (like a dog which bites you right in the ass), to be crafty, to attack sneakily, to circumvent, or to overreach your bounds”. It comes from the masculine word aqeb (עִקְּבֵי), which means, “heel, footprint, of the hind part of.” Associated with aqeb are hooves, steps, trails, tracks, the rear guard, one lying in wait to ambush, or the last one.

Which makes Jacob, the heel-grasper, or the supplanter of his brother – The snake in the grass, you might say, who craftily grasps the back heel of the mighty red-haired horse who passes by him, unaware, upon the path.

Think of Jacob’s Blessing of Dan…

Who, apparently, was a lot like his old man, in many ways.

Or, perhaps, we should think of the mighty Greek warrior, Achilles, wounded, stung in the heel by the arrow, by the fang of Paris? And think of Esau as one of the ancient, invading sea peoples, as a Parisianus?

For it is only by craft and ambush and collusion with the mother hill country Canaanite tribes, that Jacob could hold his own against the more newly-arrived Philistines.

Jacob, like aqab, essentially means, “to deal craftily, to take from behind (to heel, to trip up), to restrain (through craft, grasping from behind), to supplant utterly in the land, and to take it, and to stay there.”

Who does the Prophet come for, other than the son of Sarah, the grasper from behind, the wrestler, the seeking serpent within the greenery?

And Who does Israel wrestle with, and bind until the dawn, before he can become Israel?

Other than, YHWH Himself?

And Who is the Angel of the Lord Come Down, the Red Star, the Doer of the Many Things, other than Jacob’s own man-child brother?

Who is the horse of Hashem, the wild ass, the hairy one of the wilds of the world, other than Esau?

Who is the restless one, the wander in the Desert of Zin, the one who seeks Peace but cannot find it, other than Esau?

It is the lost sheep, the lost flock Crossed Over, who have been led into the byways, and who have had all of their strength twisted into the grasping flames of those mighty oaks who have led them astray…

That is the one, who the Prophet has come for.

The Prophet, has come to liberate el, the ram, the child of Abraham, from the Sacrifice…

For the one who laughs, and who mocks, who scorns to this very day, has always made the captives in all of the byways, their sacrifices in their stead.

And this is why the Prophet Isaiah (1:10-31, KJB) has railed:

“Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah.

To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.

When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts?

Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.

Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.

And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.

Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;

Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.

Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:

But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.

Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water:

Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.

Therefore saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies:

And I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely purge away thy dross, and take away all thy tin:

And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellers as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city.

Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness.

And the destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners shall be together, and they that forsake the LORD shall be consumed.

For they shall be ashamed of the oaks which ye have desired, and ye shall be confounded for the gardens that ye have chosen.

For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf fadeth, and as a garden that hath no water.

And the strong shall be as tow, and the maker of it as a spark, and they shall both burn together, and none shall quench them.”

What does the Prophet say about the One True Path?

Actually, absolutely nothing, to the True Believers – For He simply Walks Upon it, all alone.

What does the Prophet say about the Kingdom of Hashem to the lost ones, who suffer to come Unto Him?

“Let the children Come Up, Unto Me.”

And what does the Prophet tell all of the dead round stones, unseeing, unhearing, unfeeling, within the Wilderness of Zin?

“Repent! For the Kingdom, Is already at hand!”

And just where Is this Kingdom of the Name?

It Is, Within the Prophet…

And, it Is, Without Him.

It Is Right Before the lost, a Light Within the Veil of the Darkness…

It is a Leveled Place, Upon the Smoothed Path.

And where Is the One True Path?

It Is wherever the Prophet Himself, Chooses to Walk.

Follow Within the Footsteps…

Seek, to Find the Trail.

What?

Do you really think that Hashem has given up on you?

That He has abandoned you Unto the Flaming Pit?

That there can ever be a Last Prophet, yet no Last Days Come Forth?

Then how is it said, that a man lives a thousand lifetimes? But yet, a coward dies a thousand deaths, each and every day?

How will you know that you have a Prophet Standing Before you?

When the people deign to choose between the Harlot and the Beast…And they say that such a choice, either way, is the only right and proper one…

When the people elect for themselves, the stones and the dry wadis and the blowing sand of Zin, over the Land Flowing With Milk and Honey…

And when they lift up their dressed-up and painted, wooden and stone-hearted idols above themselves, and raise them up unto all of the High Places amongst them, and nail them all fast, against the Whirlwind…

Then, you will Know, that you already have the Prophet Standing Right Before you.

When the people choose a man as their king, and a woman as their queen, over the Kingdom and the Day of Hashem…

When the Prophet and Hashem both turn away from all of them, and show them their back-sides…

Then, you will Know, that the Unseen Truth is now Revealed.

When the words of the Prophet Burn the rotting flesh off of the bones of the deaf, dumb, and blind, the crippled, unclean, and mortal men…

And the people all say, “It is because of the Prophet! He is the One Who Is to blame! If He were not to Speak the Name, then everything would go well with us! So, let us seize Him, and throw Him over the cliff! And pile stones up over Him, so that His Word can never Cut us, can Burn us no more!”

When the words of the Prophet Burn Away the Chuppah, Remove the Covering of the Veil, Remove the Scales From Before the Eyes, as do the Word of the Sword of the Very Tongue of Hashem…

Then, do you find a Living Prophet of God Before you.

Stop; look; listen…

And the first death, will no longer have any hold over you.

Do not allow the Prophet, to throw you over the Cliff…

Do not allow the Very Stones, to bury you Within them.

Do not fear the corruption, the wasting away of the mortal flesh; rather fear the Chill of the Indrawn Breath, which snuffs out the Light of the Living Lamp Poured Within.

Naked art thou ever Seen, before thine own God…

Die first, Within the Womb of the Darkness…

And Become Reborn, The Water Within the Cup, Within the Coming Light, East of the Gate of Gan Eden.

“Wake Up! And Come Out of Her, My Child!”

Shalom.

Gary W. Harper

© 10-17-16

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8-5-16: Husbandry

There are those who are indifferent to animals, who are deliberately cruel to them, who do not care for them, or for the plight of those animals who have been given into their care. There are those who treat animals without heart or mind, as but a commodity, to be sold and traded for lifeless gold.

And those who have been taught this, by the world? Who do not strive to correct this egregious error?

They shall have no share in Olam Habah.

Hashem created every fowl of the air, and every creature of the sea, and every beast of the field, and of the forest. And Hashem saw that it was good; for as it was from the Mind of Hashem, so was it so.

And Hashem took every attribute of every creature of the creation, which all reflect His Glory, and He gathered them all together into one place. And this is why, the Ark was created…

And Hashem formed these attributes which He had already created, and placed them all into one final creature, which He called, “man.” And Hashem saw that the work of His Hands, was good; for the man, was now made fully in the image of Hashem, and reflected the attributes all of the inhabitants of both Heaven and earth.

“The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb; and the leopard, shall lie down with the kid; and the calf, and the young lion, and the fatling together. And the cow and the bear, shall feed together; their young ones, shall lie down together: and the lion, shall eat straw like the ox.”

And this is possible, for man; for all of these attributes, are possible within any man. But before a man takes after one of these, after the way of the world, a Little Child, first goes before them.

“And the Suckling Child, shall play upon the hole of the asp; and the Weaned Child, shall put his hand within the cockatrice’s den.”

For Hashem has Hedged them about with His Protection, those still innocent ones, until the time comes that they decide to choose for Hashem, or for the dust and going on the belly of the Evil One.

“And they shall not hurt nor destroy in all of My Holy Mountain: for the earth shall be full of the Knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.”

Each child is born with the Full Knowledge of where they Came from, which is from Gan Eden, from the Very Beginning, from the Shekinah. And gaining unto Olam Bahah is nothing more than the return through the Eastern Gate, into Gan Eden…

Beneath the Green Sheltering Chuppah of the Veil of the Knowledge of Olam Habah does the One ever wait, behind the Shield of the Guarded Door of the East, of Gan Eden.

And man chose after the Knowledge of Good and Evil, rather than eat of the Tree of Life, first. And he saw his own nature; he saw the attributes of the raw created animal within him, alone. And he found himself naked before Hashem, and helpless, and consumed by his own newly-found, animal passions…

And he was sore afraid.

So, just like the animals which came before them, which Hashem Himself had made good, Hashem covered red man in the skins of his own potential animal nature…

Within his outward, visible, bestial Veil-Form of self.

And some became wolves; and some became sheep. And some became lions; and some became goats. And some became leopards; and some became oxen. And some became bears; and some became asses.

But within the One, the One Who was Anointed by Hashem at the Very Beginning, do all of these many, lie down together as One, in complete harmony. And He yet retains His childlike nature, and His innocence, and the Full Knowledge of where He Came from…

And this is the reason for the Voyage of the Ark, which is suspended in safety above the dark, raging storm of the sea. Within the protection of the Hedge of Gopher Wood, the Eastern Gate Sealed and Protected from within, is all of Life protected, from within…

And thus is He Who Is Still the Child, Appointed by Hashem, to lead them all.

He who is cruel to the beasts?

The Insatiable Maw of Gehinnom awaits him, to devour him.

He who is indifferent to animals, who trades them for dead gold, without even a passing thought for their past, present, and future welfare?

The Eternal Gripping Silence of the surrounding Clay of Sheol, awaits his fast coming.

And he who considers Hashem’s handiwork not at all, but thinks only of himself?

For Him, does the Risen Flame of the Abyss, hungrily await…

He who does not marvel at the Green Hedge placed all around him? The Chuppah which was created by Hashem, as a Protection placed over him? The Veil which Shields him from the view of the way of the world? The Living Garment, the Green Leaf of the Branch which was placed there about him long ago, before he was even born?

Such a one, is destined to eat of the dust of the Wasteland. Such a one, is destined to ever burn, with a parched and voiceless throat closing, deep inside of the waterless Desert of Zin, no Wing above him, to fan him or to shade him from the cruel shining of the endless sun.

Hashem brought all of the animals forth, before Adam. And Hashem said to my Lord, that it was good…

Hashem brought all of the animals forth before Adam. And Adam?

He named each and every one of them, from the great down to the small, after his own inclination. Even the flowers of the field, even unto the thorn; and all of the birds of the air, and the many fishes of the sea; Adam did name all of them, as he pleased.

But was in not Hashem, Who brought them all forth, before him? Who gave him the Very Word of the Tongue of His Own Mouth, with which to name them?

And in their naming, did they not become as the sons and the daughters of Adam, who is to care and to nurture them, and who is to provide for their welfare, as if their own husband? For is it not called, “husbandry”?

Are not the animals to eat and to be tended first, before Adam himself is bidden to rest, and to eat? For were not the grass and the trees, and all creatures both great and small, brought forth by Hashem, before Adam? And as you do to the least one among them, do you not also do to the Spirit of the Voice Arisen within Balaam’s servant, the ass?

And thus, will the birds of the air and the beasts of the field be called forth to become satiated with the flesh of base men, before the Upper Men find their Final Rest in the newly-created Heaven on earth.

For the True Dominion over the earth, is the dominion of the Good King, the King Who is Appointed by Heaven. And is not the True Good King, both as yet unseen, and as yet unheard from?

It is not in the conquest, and the using up, and the consuming and laying waste of everything laid before your path, that the Way of the Kingdom of God is to be found. For such a selfish king, is soon deposed before all of this Heaven and the earth. And his blood nourishes the very earth which he himself has ruptured asunder, which he himself has drained, and has parched. And all Heaven Above, rejoices in seeing this…

And as the Prophets Who spoke the Very Word of Hashem have indicated…

Hearken! Hear! Behold! See!

For he will eat of the parched grass; and he will become the dry stubble; and he will become the windblown chaff, to be gathered up by the Angels of Hashem, from long ago, since his very planting, being destined for the Consuming Flame. And he will become the blown ash, until the Dew of Heaven descends upon him…

When he himself, will become the nourishing, living, green grass of the earth. And all of animals will consume him in their turn; there, in the Valley Beside the Still Waters, where the Little Child Who Comes Before All, will lead and Shepherd them as His own…

Come out of her, and yet Live.

Lay yourself down, beside the Still Waters. Consume the surrounding Green Grass, which is to be found there…

There, within the Whisper of the Breeze, beneath the Chuppah of the Spreading Branch of the Terebinth of the Shrine of the Servant of Mamre, will you find your Shelter, freely given to you. And therein, do you find your Forever Rest, which you have long sought after.

Come out of her…

Cross Over…

Defect.

Set both of your feet Right, upon the Raised-Up Straightened Path…

Become the cracked pot, hard-fired, aware of its own inherent failings, and of all of its many attributes…

And join us all here…

All of us who have been Found beneath the Green Bower of the Wedding of the Bridegroom and the bride. Here, is to be Found your Promised Inheritance, within the Shadow Government.

So just reach out, and grasp it…

That which has always been at hand. It is only you, who hold the Secret Key to the Hidden Door; the Signs to the Way of the Flame of the Lamp, which has been Hidden beneath the Thornbush from the Very Beginning.

“Come out! Come out!”

“Wherever you are…”

Hashem, has been Calling you.

Gary W. Harper

© 8-5-16

 

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