Now the reader should have a thorough and biblical knowledge (DAAT) of the exegesis called PaRDeS. To reiterate we are told to get “wisdom and understanding” (Prov.4:5). In the Hebrew that is Hokhmah and Binah, representing the highest level of spiritual truth, where all the allegorical, literal, Midrashic and Sod (secret) interpretations are “rightly divided”. This is the domain of the Prophet. This is a place of holiness and spiritual acumen. Isaiah, Moshe, Deborah, Miriam, Yahshua, Kefa (Peter) and Shaul (Paul) were initiated into deep teachings because they were called there by Elohim but also because they were faithful, mature, strong and believing in all their ways. And this same tradition of calling, initiation and right living has been present in every generation to carry on the work. The Kabbalists as Mystics, Seers and Prophets are among us; some obscure, some as flames, some as “Lamps”.
In two early writings at the time of Yahshua this is borne out. From the text “The Epistle of Peter to James” chapter 3 it states:
“… for this end I have prayed and besought you not to communicate the books of my preaching which I have sent you to anyone, whether of our own nation or another nation….but if anyone having been tested, has been found worthy, then hand them over to him (the books) according to the INITIATION OF MOSHE by which he delivered his books to the Seventy (Elders) who succeeded to his chair (the seat of Moses) in order that thus they may keep the faith, and everywhere deliver the RULE of truth…”
The Epistle of Peter to James” Chapter 3
In the Clementine Homilies Chapter 4 written by Kefa (Peter) he states the same thing, saying:
“….if he is sober, merciful,upright, gentle and humane …that which is lacking of faith and KNOWLEDGE should be conferred…..but if he remains wrapped up and polluted in those sins that are manifestly such, it does not become me to speak to him at all of the MORE SECRET and SET APART things of DIVINE KNOWLEDGE…..”
Clementine Homilies Chapter 4
Suffice to say the pattern is set, established and logged in the writings.
I am laboring over these points mostly for the benefit of the House of Israel, the returning Ephraimites.
“Without Holiness no one will see the the Lord”.
This word SEE be sure relates to spiritual sight and being able to perceive the “deep things of EL”
Judah has always known this. But somehow in their exuberance to be in the Father’s good graces again Christians (lost sheep) have developed a very sloppy concept of this favor. You can just feel the older brothers disdain for these childish emotions. Judah who has borne the heat of the day, knows the cost of discipleship and faithfulness. Part of the correction today if you can hear what the Ruach is saying is that Yah does not change….only the “pure in heart” which includes a body, soul and spirit in subjection to Him will “see HIM”.
This is a the cleansing of the Whole House of Israel that has been going on in preparation for the revelation of the 144,000 “virgins” of the book of Revelation. These are those who are clothed in “white robes” a sign of ritual purity, their outer garment (the body) not defiled with sexual immorality. Chaste virgins, husband of one wife, not adulterers or defiler’s of man with man, those who have not given into harlotry, or the fornication so prevalent in Babylon etc. etc. The language is clear…these are those who are espoused to one bridegroom and are faithful waiting …keeping themselves from idols, whose garments are unspotted, unblameable, till the manifestation of our Lord Jesus Christ, Yehshua Ha Mashiach. 1 Tim 6:14. A warning from 2 Peter 2:21 says:
“It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness than to have known it and turned away from the holy commandment passed on to them.”
2 Peter 2:21
Again this was all known and upheld by Yahshua. Along with all the apostles and prophets of the “Way” that Jewish sect of early Nazoreans. Yah does not change. We (gentile, Ephraimite, Christians) have moved away and need to get on track. Fast. 2nd Peter 3:2 says:
“I want you to recall the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets and the command given by our Lord and Savior through your apostles.”
2nd Peter 3:2
I am bring this all to mind because the “foolish virgins” Matt 25 1-13 who did not get to go into the Bridal Chamber was because they did not have enough oil, which represents pure and undefiled Wisdom and Understanding. The wise virgins had “extra oil”, the Remez and Sod levels of understanding that they had gotten because they were “prudent” (wise). Which in its most fundamental root it means they had aquired ” mind, intellect, thought and understanding”. Strong’s [5424 (phrḗn) is the root of the English term, “diaphragm,” which regulates breathing. What this really means is that they had achieved a level of Neshamah soul life from the world of Beriah. Refer to my YouTube to get the skinny on what I just said….can’t stop now. “Five Levels of Soul Life” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEKi_dM4C1c&t=2551s
For the word “foolish” virgins just let me copy and paste it right from Strong’s. 3474 mōrós (the root of the English terms, “moron, moronic”) – properly, dull (insipid), flat (“without an edge”); (figuratively) “mentally inert”; dull in understanding; nonsensical (“moronic”), lacking a grip on reality (acting as though “brainless”).
Lacking a grip on TRUE REALITY is the best way to put it. If you are a believer and do not SEE and BELIEVE the Signs of the Times and that the King is soon coming, but are still playing footsies with the world ….well what can I say that the WORD has not already told you.
I have said all this to set the stage for the return of True Prophecy under the banner of the last two great Prophets, the Two Witnesses. The two olive trees and the two lampstands Rev 11:4. The polysemous nature of the texts aside there are to be sure many meanings in all this symbolism. But because these men pretty clearly die in the streets of Jerusalem it can safely be said there is a P’shat level of meaning. (Literal). So it will be with the 144,000…..a literal army of inter-dimensional saints.
In the War Scroll, a text found among the writings of the Dead Sea Scrolls it talks of “a day appointed from ancient times for the battle of destruction of the sons of darkness. At that time the assembly of gods and the hosts of men shall battle causing great carnage…” Echoes a lot of biblical passages of a final showdown between “sons of light and darkness”. It goes on in the passage saying ….
“it shall be a time of great tribulation for the people whom Yahweh shall redeem…from its sudden beginning unto its end in eternal redemption.”Dead Sea Scrolls – The War Scroll (1QM)
So I do not think hollywood is making up or over fantasizing galactic battles between gods and men. As it was in the days of Noah so shall it be again….so says the Master Teacher Yahshua Ha Mashiach. Coming from an Essene background, the strain of ancient Israelites that were keeping the bloodline and the writings together. Watching, waiting, believing. These “true Israelites” were known as the “keepers of the secrets“. They understood the battle way past literal people, into the heavenly and hellish realms. The “Good Shepard” told his nation at the time they he had not come “to restore the kingdom” but “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.” Lots of theology packed into those two statements but for those who can move quickly it is the “Restoration of the Earthly Kingdom” that is upon us. The “time of the gentiles” is done and Part 2 is breaking over our heads. Messiah Ben Dawid is coming in the “clouds” (code word for angels) soon. The two witnesses will have made the Elect ready. All hidden things will have come to the Light.
So in closing in the Tikunei Zohar, Tikun 6, Kisei Melech it says:
“Elijah the Prophet (one of the Witnesses – Eliyahu HaNavi) says to Shimon bar Yochai (author of the Holy Zohar) “Many people down below will derive nourishment from this book of yours, (the Zohar) when it will be revealed in the last generation, before the End of Days. Close to the Messianic Age, even the deepest passages will be explained.”
Tikunei Zohar, Tikun 6, Kisei Melech
Praise Yahweh Adonai.
So to end this where I started if you ignore or deny the Remez and Sod level of scripture you do so at your own risk. Oh foolish virgins.
Do listen to my two part youtube series on “PaRDeS“. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sqLq1RjiEc&list=PLPCn3SySotnSeRuwjRGIJEKVXQZSpXEas
Shalom on the journey.….Links to Wisdom and Watercolors