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Teachings & Sayings of John the Baptist

#1 Postby Tau Malachi » Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:06 pm

Winter & Summer

The time of Passover had come and gone, and there were many pilgrims who came out to see the prophet before their return home. The sun shone in a crystal clear sky, and there was a gentle breeze. It was a joyful and merciful day, and there were many smiling faces. Near the water’s edge, speaking with those who stood there, he raises his arms and gazed upwards, and said to them, “Listen! The long winter has passed, summer is coming, the time of our labor ends and the time of God’s labor begins; from the Day of Atonement until now, the labors were yours to do, but now the Lord calls you rest and abide in his presence, while his Shekinah, his Holy Spirit, completes and perfects the labors accomplished, and does what only God can do, bring salvation to its fruition. When you go home remember to pray and worship in the Spirit, and let the Spirit have her way with you, all as God wills it. Hallelu Yah! Praise the Lord!"

When Yohanan said this, the Spirit came upon those standing there and they could not stand still, but they began trembling and shaking, dancing, leaping and laughing, crying out in delight, and were taken up in Spirit-filled worship. Some among them received the spirit of prophecy, and others words of knowledge from angels. The Spirit remained with them for some time, and just before the Spirit became still Yohanan went out from among them, departing to the wilderness beyond the Jordan.
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#2 Postby Tau Malachi » Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:20 pm

Flowers In Spring

It was springtime, the grasses were green, trees were leafing out, flowers were in full bloom. Yohanan said to those who were with him, “Behold the presence and glory of God surrounding you, and know that the kingdom of heaven has come near, and is here now! Look and see the flowers! As the sun ascends, returning to its place of exaltation and glory, and the light increases, so the flowers know to bloom, and open to the light of the sun. In this very time the Messiah has come, and is coming, the Anointed of God, and the light of heaven is waxing strong, so may you bloom in the Spirit, and open your heart and soul, mind and life, to that holy light and be well received in the kingdom. If you are willing, it is God’s will! Amen."
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#3 Postby Tau Malachi » Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:25 pm

Premature Discipleship

One day a young man approached the prophet and said to him, “I know you are a messenger of heaven and a Master of the Name (Baal Shem). I have come to follow you, I beg you to receive me.” Yohanan gazed into his eyes and responded, saying, “Are you given to me in the Holy Spirit? When I descend into Gehenna will you follow me there? Unless you pass through raging waters and blazing fire without fear, in self-abandon, you cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven, let alone stand in the inner presence of the Almighty (Shaddai). You must be willing to lose your life to acquire life, only them will you receive knowledge of the Eternal One (Yahweh) and wisdom.”

After the gaze and words of Yohanan the young man was speechless and could not answer Yohanan. It was not time for him to follow a Holy Tzaddik, but Yohanan charged one of his disciples to baptize the man, and to bless him and send him on his way with a word of the Lord concerning the kingdom and the Messiah who was coming, and instructing the young fellow to seek out the Messiah in due season.

Many were called out into the wilderness to visit the prophet, but few were chosen to be companions with him.
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#4 Postby Tau Malachi » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:51 am

Knowing the Lord in the Name

Yohanan was speaking with three of his closest disciples, and he taught them a way of unification with Heaven through a secret mystery in The Name (Yahweh). He said to them, "When the hand of the Lord comes upon you go into your house, shut the door, and gaze out the open window; when the Spirit moves bind your soul to what you see beyond and abide in oneness, and so you will see as heaven sees, and you will know the Lord and understand what shall come to pass." Then he blessed those three who were with him and sent them out into the wilderness to pray and do as he had taught them to do. When they returned some days later they were in the Spirit, returning with a vision for the people.
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#5 Postby Tau Malachi » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:12 pm

The Holy Temple

Yohanan was speaking with disciples and some pilgrims who had come to see him. They were seated with the prophet around a fire, and he was teaching them mysteries of the revelation of the Eternal One (Yahweh) and the Dwelling Place (Makom). He said to those who were gathered, “Listen! King David aspired to built a dwelling place for the ark of covenant and Holy Shekinah, a holy temple, but it was not given for him to build it. When King Solomon ascended to the throne, his soul was taken up in ascent to the Throne of Glory, and beholding the image and likeness of True Sovereignty, the Eternal God (Yahweh Elohim), he was crowned with wisdom, and blessed with understanding and knowledge, and he was ordained by the Supernal One (El Elyon) to build a holy temple. That temple was good and true because it was built for its own sake, for the sake of the glorification of the Eternal One, and it was built according to the word of the Lord (Yahweh) in the pattern of the celestial temple, with all things in it fashioned to represent the image and likeness of the Human One who is the image and likeness of the Eternal God; and so it had beams made of the cedars of Lebanon, and it had strong pillars of mercies and judgments, and it was made of fine well hewn stones, and it had a true holy of holies with the ark of covenant in it and the Holy Shekinah resting upon that mercy seat.

“Look! King Herod has built a temple, but it is not built in righteousness and truth as the temple of King Solomon was, it has been built in wickedness and deception, not for its own sake, not for the glorification of the Eternal God, but for the glory of a mortal king whose inspiration comes from the seat of the Evil One, and who holds dominion granted from a people who worship strange and false gods. The temple of King Solomon was built in the spirit of wisdom, but the temple of King Herod was built in the spirit of folly. Look and see! Behind the veil there is nothing, it is empty, there is no ark of covenant, and the Holy Shekinah of the Eternal One does not dwell in it. It is not a temple of the Living God (Elohim Hayyim), but rather it is a temple of the shadow of death and days gone by. In the Spirit of God (Ruach Elohim) I tell you that temple is an empty husk, having no life or light in it, and as a husk it shall be shattered and burned down. The Day of the Lord is coming and there will be a a strict judgment; everything that comes from the spirit of the Other Side, everything that has no true light and life within it, will come to an end, passing into destruction.

“The temple of King Solomon was built in the spirit of wisdom and was good and true, and yet being built by a mortal king and with the hands of mortals it could be nothing more than a hazy reflection of the true Holy Temple, the true Dwelling Place, and as such corruption eventually entered into it and it became defiled, and was destroyed in a time of severe judgment when the children of Israel turned away from the Eternal God and therefore were delivered into captivity.

“Listen and hear! I tell you in the Spirit, the true Holy Temple, the true Dwelling Place of the Shekinah is not in any temple made with mortal hands, regardless of noble intentions, but it is a living temple made by the Word of God (Elohim) and Heaven; it is the Son of Man, and the generations of the Son of Man, that is the true dwelling place of the Holy Shekinah, the Holy Spirit, and the one who is that tabernacle of light and light is among us, the Messiah, whose soul is a pure emanation of the Infinite Light, bornless and without sin.

“In the Son of Man, God is with you, and wherever you are there God is, and there is the place of revelation and true worship; as it was with the patriarchs and matriarchs of old, who had perfect knowledge of the law and the prophets from Heaven, and who worshipped in Spirit wherever God Almighty (El Shaddai) was revealed, so it shall be for those who are sons and daughters of the Son of Man, the Anointed of God; as the place of dwelling, God will be with them, the kingdom of heaven will be within them and surround them. Pray that you may be counted among these living ones who have salvation and life in the World-To-Come!"
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#6 Postby Tau Malachi » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:08 pm

Securing Your House

Yohanan said to those who were with him, “Do not worry about robbers who come to break into your house by force from outside, but rather be concerned about those within your household who revolt, who will wreck your house from within and bring robbers to your house, letting them in so that they can plunder what you have, and steal your light and life, your peace and joy. Truly, unless there is something unclean or evil within a person, no unclean or evil spirit can enter and possess them; it is wise to make peace within your household and to cultivate an environment of love, for there is no power in heaven or hell, or on earth, that can take the life and light that is in you if you enact what is good and true in faith; even in the midst of tribulation there will be joy, the delight of heaven, and your salvation will be assured.”
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#7 Postby Tau Malachi » Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:09 pm

The Kingdom of the Messiah

Yohanan taught his disciples, saying, “The kingdom of the Messiah is not of this world, and though he arises from the lineage of King David he is of a different order of sovereignty than David; his kingdom is not of this world, but is of the World-That-Is-Coming, and the warriors that are with him are not of this world, but they are warriors of heaven, great angels. There are many who conceive of the messiah after the fashion of King David, but they are bound up in the ignorance, the darkness that rules this world, and are mistaken, for the true Messiah, the Anointed of the Eternal God (Yahweh Elohim), who has come and is coming, does not come to establish an earthly, material kingdom, but a heavenly, spiritual and supernal kingdom; with Heaven and God as my witness, I tell you, the coming of the Messiah is the beginning of the End-Of-Days, but in this is the realization of the World-To-Come. Hallelu Yah! Praise the Lord!
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#8 Postby Tau Malachi » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:34 am

Holy Land

Yohanan was preaching one day to a crowd that had come out to see him, and he said, “If you have ears to hear, listen and understand! The Holy Land is where holy people dwell, people in whom the Spirit of Holiness resides; wherever a man or woman of God goes the Holy Shekinah goes with them and that place is the Holy Land of Promise. I tell you, the one who is coming after me, in him is the fullness of the Holy Land, for the Shekinah of God Most High (El Elyon) is upon him, in him and surrounds him. Those who are wise and who seek the Eternal One (Yahweh) will follow him wherever he goes, and they will abide in the Holy Land in this world and will inherit to true Promised Land in the World-That-Is-Coming, the fullness of the Infinite Light, Consuming Fire and Spirit.”

This is the truth of Tzaddikim and Community in the Messiah - the Anointing; wherever they are, there is the Holy Land. If anyone is seeking God and desires to return to God, it is good to go on pilgrimage to visit the Holy Land where the Shekinah of Messiah dwells.
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#9 Postby Tau Malachi » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:49 am

Superiority of Humans to Angels

Yohanan was teaching, and said, “You are mortals of flesh and blood, creatures of dust and wind, and the angels are divine beings of light and glory, spirit and fire, creatures of heaven. For a time they are greater than you and may lord over you as God ordains, as God wills, but understand that your heavenly soul (neshamah) is from a world above the world of angels, and when you enact the will of God (Elohim) and embody your heavenly soul, you will be exalted above the angels and will rule over them, you will resemble them and yet you will be something more, like the Messiah who has come, and is coming. Remember your origin, where you have come from, and labor to return to that Place (Makom); do not make your dwelling in this world!”
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#10 Postby Tau Malachi » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:57 am

Silver & Gold

Yohanan taught, saying, "There is silver and gold of this world, and there is silver and gold of heaven; riches of this world are not lasting, and they bring consternation and sorrow, but the riches of heaven endure forever and are eternal, and bring peace and joy. The wise are those who seek the riches of heaven and their treasures are wisdom itself and intimate knowledge of the Eternal God (Yahweh Elohim)."
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#11 Postby Tau Malachi » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:20 am

Live Like an Angel

The son of a Pharisee came to Yohanan seeking baptism and spiritual guidance. He said to Yohanan, "I know you are a prophet from heaven, from God, and that the Spirit of God is with you. I do not know of another like you, and I praise God and give thanks to God that you are walking among us. Blessed be the Name of the Holy One! Please, I beg you, teach me how to enter into the kingdom of heaven, please teach me how to serve God in righteousness and truth!" Yohanan answered him, saying, "There is one who is far greater than I in the world who will soon be revealed to you, and it is given in the Spirit that you follow him. Until that time, here repent, be baptized, return to God, fast and pray, and keep vigil with us, and no longer live as a beast of the field, but live as an angel of heaven." The young man inquired of Yohanan, "How can I, a mortal, a sinner, live as an angel?" Yohanan replied, "In heaven angels are not given in marriage, they have no desire for this world and so do not cling to it, they serve God and God alone, laboring continually and in all things to fulfill the will of God, and they worship God perpetually in the spirit, in their soul, cleaving to the Lord. It is given that those who are chosen by the Spirit can live in this way if they wish, but for those among the chosen whose call is elsewhere there are other ways. This is the way the Spirit of God would call you to live, consider it, and if you wish remain with us. This is how our gathering lives my son, this is how I live, all as God wills it."

This young man was called Eleazar and he became a close disciple of Yohanan, and later he followed Yeshua with the blessing of Yohanan.
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#12 Postby Tau Malachi » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:14 am

Tax Collector

Yohanan received the noble and righteous, and the poor and outcast, and the wicked alike; he received all who sought to return to God. One day a tax collector came to him with repentance in his heart and Yohanan received him, baptized him, blessed him and told him to collect only what was due, and to have compassion as he performed his work and to do his work in righteousness. There were two Pharisees in the crowd that day who came out to examine the prophet to see if he was from God, and one of them raised his voice to the prophet, asking him “Why do you receive tax collectors and bless them, and tell them to continue in their work, as though there is anything righteous in what they do? No prophet of God would affirm sinners!” Yohanan responded, “Did not the prophet of God, Daniel, serve evil kings of Babylon and give them blessings and guidance? Do you know the law and the prophets teacher? If the Spirit of God and Heaven receives a soul, I will receive them, but you brood of vipers God and Heaven will not receive, and neither will I receive you. You take too much from the people, and you demand too much of the people, but you give little in return, having nothing to give them but empty words that you do not follow or understand! Hypocrites! The Spirit of God is not with you, you cannot see, hear and feel in the Spirit, you are like corpses, there is no light or life in you, and I tell you, the gates of heaven are sealed against you, beware! The Day of the Lord has come, and is coming, and there is a reckoning, and there will be perfect justice on that day, for God will be the Judge, not you, not me.” The other Pharisee called out, “Who are you to say these things to us, we who are ordained as teachers and judges over Israel? Are you the Messiah?” Yohanan answered him, “I am no one, I am nothing, but I am one sent to open the way and to call the faithful and chosen to return to God; I am not the Messiah, but I tell you, he is in the world and you will have to reckon with him. All power and authority of God and Heaven is in his hand, and if you do not receive him on earth, he will not receive you in the kingdom of heaven, but you will be cast into the outer darkness, even the great abyss and second death.”

The Pharisees were enraged against Yohanan and his rebuke of them, but they did not dare do anything to him, for the people adored him and many followed his teachings, and they feared a revolt, and they knew there was great power in him, though they claimed it was not from God.
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#13 Postby Tau Malachi » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:25 am

Dangerous Thieves & Robbers

Yohanan said, "Do not worry about the thieves and robbers in this world, for what they steal from you has little value and one day would pass from you regardless; but rather concern yourself the celestial rulers, and the unclean and evil spirits, that seek to steal and devours your light and life, and lead you into perpetual bondage and endless sorrow and suffering. They are the true threat to your life, your soul, be on your guard against them, be awake and alert in the Spirit, and do not fall into their deceptions and temptations; turn to the Lord, and with the Spirit of the Lord you will overcome the Adversary and be victorious, just as the righteous ones who have walked with the Lord before you and been well received in heaven."
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#14 Postby Tau Malachi » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:02 pm

Passing Sorrow

Yohanan said, "Listen! The time of fasting and prayer in sorrow and mourning, and wailing, screaming and crying out in the bitter anguish of bondage is coming to an end, the time for great joy and celebration, rejoicing in the presence of the Living God is at hand, as though at a grand wedding feast. Indeed, in Amen I say to you, the Groom has come in power and glory, and the Bride is adorned in beauty and splendor, and her maidens are with her, and the feast is laid out, the bridal chamber is prepared, the attendants of that holy chamber keeping vigil. The Messiah has come, and the Holy Shekinah of the Eternal One (Yahweh), the Queen of Heaven is with him, and so the angels of heaven and angels of the Supernal Abode. Now it is time for you also to prepare yourselves and array yourselves as invited guests of this royal and heavenly wedding that is to come, putting on garments of light woven of righteousness and truth, and good deeds, ornamented with the fear of God and love of God, and abundant charity in self-offering, your wedding gift to the Groom and Holy Bride; they were back to back, but now they are face to face, and the time of their vow and embrace has come, and you are called to join in the delights of their love, in nearness and unification. So uplift your spirits to the Lord and pour out your soul to before the presence of the Lord, and rejoice in the Spirit of the Lord, and you will be well received! Hallelu Yah!"

When Yohanan uttered this those who were with him broke out into Spirit-filled worship, for the Spirit came upon them and stirred their souls with overwhelming joy.
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#15 Postby Tau Malachi » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:02 pm

Compassionate Judgment

Yohanan said, "It is given to you to judge between good and evil, and to separate good from evil and evil from good, and to test all spirits to discern if they are from the Eternal God (Yahweh Elohim) or the Other Side (klippot), for there is a play of good and evil in the heavens and on earth, and there are pure and righteous spirits, and unclean and evil spirits, and those that are unclean and evil seek to deceive and wish to harm your soul. In judgement, though, be careful and be mindful that it is God (Elohim) who is the Judge, and if you judge be certain that the Spirit of God (Ruach Elohim) is with you. Whenever possible it is wise to sweeten judgment with mercy, and when a judgment is just and true there will be compassion; so in judging seek to have a pure heart and be open to the Holy Light and Spirit from Heaven."
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#16 Postby Tau Malachi » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:11 pm

Praying with Hands & Gestures

Yohanan taught his disciples, saying, "When you pray, do not pray only with words, but with your hands and gestures too, and pray with passion and clear intention, not with empty and repetitive words and dullness in the body; seek to be set on fire with the Spirit when you pray, and let the Spirit take up your mind, heart and body, and pray with you. This is how angels in heaven worship, and souls in heaven, and in this perhaps you will remember Moses, who uplifted his hands in prayer and through uplifted hands, and the power of Heaven and God flowing down through them, overcame the forces of Amalek on the way to Sinai."
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#17 Postby Tau Malachi » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:17 pm

Spiritual Retreat

Yohanan taught his disciples, "If you seek to draw nearer to the Holy One go out into the wilderness on spiritual retreat, and if you wish the most intimate communion with the Holy One engage in self-seclusion often; with this, remember and keep the Shabbat holy, and do not chase after the world, but be zealous for Heaven and the glorification of the Supernal One (El Elyon)."
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#18 Postby Tau Malachi » Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:26 pm

Prayers of the Heart

Yohanan taught his disciples, saying, "When you pray go within, and pray from your heart, speaking with the Lord as though with a very close friend, or even as with a spouse; be undistracted as you pray, and be passionate, and pour out your soul in the presence of the Lord. If you pray in this way the Spirit will take up your prayers and will uplift your soul to the Throne of Glory, and as the righteous ones who walked before you, you may acquire the 'ear of heaven,' your prayers swiftly being heard and answered by God and the angels."
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#19 Postby Tau Malachi » Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:40 am

Faith Is Prayer

Yohanan said, "Faith is prayer. If you have faith and are faithful you will pray, and your prayers will be passionate, and will be filled with holy awe and wonder, and with hope and love, and you will not pray as though in winter, from lack, but as though in summer, from the fullness of the Spirit of God, the fiery-intelligence that the Lord has set into you. Pray always in the fullness of faith and do not give in to dullness and doubt, but know that Heaven and God will answer your prayers if you live according to your faith."
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#20 Postby Tau Malachi » Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:49 am

Dullness & Depression

Yohanan taught his followers, "Beware of dullness and depression, and apathy, and do not give into it; do not harden your heart against your God (Elohenu). The Holy Shekinah cannot rest upon a depressed person, but she seeks out the company of those who uplift their soul to the Lord and delight in the Lord, those who abide in peace and joy, filled with praise and thanksgiving."
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#21 Postby Tau Malachi » Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:46 am

Fulfillment of the Law & Prophets

Yohanan was taken up by the Spirit in preaching, and speaking to those who were gathered with him he said, “You who have ears to hear, listen! The time has come, and is coming, for the fulfillment of the law and the prophets, the one without sin is coming in whom all of the commandments will be accomplished as God wills, in perfection, and in him the labor and movements of all of the prophets will be complete. The Anointed of God is not sent among you to nullify the law or the prophets, but to fulfill, perfect and complete them, and you also are called to bring about the perfection of Heaven in this world; for this there is the forgiveness of sin and the anointing with the Holy Light and Spirit from Heaven that you might be perfect and complete as the Son of the Human One, fulfilling the will of the Supernal One (Ratzon Elyon). Until the End-Of-Days the law and the prophets shall stand, and there will be ongoing revelations of Heaven, and those who labor with the Spirit of God to embody the Word of the Lord (Yahweh) will have their place in the World-That-Is-Coming.”
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#22 Postby Tau Malachi » Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:07 pm

End Time of the Prophets

Yohanan was preaching to people gathered around him at the end of the day, and he said, “Listen! The time of the prophets is coming to an and, and the fulfillment of the prophets is near at hand. They will give way to another holy order of God, a sacred priesthood of the Anointed (Messiah) that is founded upon royal and divine blood, and that is supernal; these holy and righteous ones will not gaze into the mirror of prophecy and behold in reflection and representation, nor be bound to the intercessions of angels for the knowledge of heaven and God, but they have knowledge of the Supernal One face to face, and they will have understanding and wisdom as though mind-to-mind and heart-to-heart, united in the Anointing they bear with the Holy One and Shekinah.

Understand! The souls of the prophets do not enter into their rest until all is accomplished in the End-Of-Days, and they shall not cease from their labor in the heavens and on earth until the will of God is fulfilled and the heavens and earth pass away; prophets will continue to arise among peoples of this world in God’s wisdom and mercy to call souls to return to God and give guidance to those who cannot receive the Anointed until the End-Of-Days. The prophets, though, shall be diminished as the sacred priesthood of the Anointed is raise up and enthroned, a sacred priesthood not of this world, but of the Heaven of heavens, the Pleroma of Light.”

*It has been said that with the death of Yohanan the Baptist the “head of prophecy was cut off”; from the teachings of Yohanan regarding the prophets we may understand this, and likewise understanding that he was the Baal Shem, Master of the Name in his generation, the ‘head of the assembly of prophets,’ may also give us insight into the meaning of this.
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Re: Teachings & Sayings of Yonanan

#23 Postby Tau Malachi » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:12 pm

Casting Out Wickedness & Evil

Yohanan was preaching to a crowd that had gathered, and he said, “You justify your wickedness, saying, ‘there is so much evil in the world it overwhelms us, we have no choice, it is not our fault. We cannot help ourselves.’ Yet it is written in the Holy Torah that God has gifted you with free will, and so you have a choice, you always have a choice, and you may choose good or choose evil. Do not be so occupied with the evil in the world, but be concerned with the wickedness, the evil, that is in you, and cast it out of you. If evil has come into dominion in the world, it is through men and women who give way to wickedness, evil, in themselves, and being ruled by wickedness and evil, so wickedness and evil rules the world. Renounce the spirit of folly, and seek the spirit of wisdom - the Spirit of Truth!

If you are willing to repent, if you seek to return to God, come, be baptized, and let the Holy Light of Heaven and God drive out all shades and shadows, all wickedness and evil; let us labor together with the Anointed who is coming to bring salvation to the world, and let salvation come!”
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Re: Teachings & Sayings of Yonanan

#24 Postby Tau Malachi » Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:52 am

World of Falsehood

Yohanan said, "Look and see! This world is a world of falsehood. In this world good is called evil and evil is called good, and most often things are not as they appear, the appearance of things in this world is deceptive. Do not be deceived, but go within, and discern and judge things in their inwardness, and in the spirit separate evil from good and good from evil, and do what is good and true, casting away what is evil and false. If you do well you will be accepted, you will be well received in Heaven; but if you do not do well, if you fall into error, be swift to repent and return to God so that you might not found unready on the Day of the Lord and be cast out of heaven and thrown into the great abyss of darkness."
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#25 Postby Tau Malachi » Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:45 pm

False and True Prophets

Yohanan was preaching, and he taught, saying, “Beware of the hypocrites and false prophets, those that say the Eternal God is removed from you, those who say the Shekinah of the Eternal One (Yahweh Elohim) is only in Jerusalem, in the temple, or those who say the Eternal One (Yahweh) is removed from creation, and that you are left to the whimsical play of celestial and elemental spirits, and who would encourage you to worship those lesser spiritual powers as though they are gods, as though they are superior to the soul and the breath of the Eternal God that has been placed in you. Idolators, adulterers! Do not listen to them, do not follow them! Remember the teachings of Moses, that the Lord is near unto you, that the law of holiness has been set into your heart; understand, the soul within you comes from the Infinite One, the breath of the Eternal God is in you, and even in spaces of utter desolation, the presence and power of the One God, the Holy Shekinah, is there in that place; the glory of God pervades all creation, and the life of all things in heaven on on earth comes from the Holy One. I tell you, the kingdom of heaven has come near, the Messiah has come, and is coming, and is to come, and he will reveal to your salvation, the kingdom of heaven within you, all around you, and beyond you, and he will teach you the way of the union of heaven and earth, the full embodiment of the Spirit of God (Ruach Elohim) and the way of the Great Exodus; those who teach that God is with you - Emmanuel, they are true prophets, they and the knowers of Heaven and God. I tell you, truly, heaven has come near, God is with you, repent, return to God, and receive the Messiah, the Anointing that is at hand, and so receive your healing and salvation, your light and life, and liberation!”
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Re: Teachings & Sayings of John the Baptist

#26 Postby Tau Malachi » Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:37 pm

The Nomadic Life

Yohanan was teaching, disciples and faithful followers were gathered with him, and he said, “The patriarchs and matriarchs were a nomadic people, wanderers, travelers, going from place to place, staying a time, and moving on, with no fixed dwelling but living in tents; they moved with the Wind of God, when the Spirit moved, they moved, when the Spirit settled, they settled, and so it was with them. They had complete knowledge of the law and prophets in the Spirit, though in their generations the revelation at Sinai had not transpired and the prophets had not yet walked in this world; but in their way they kept the law and fulfilled the prophets, opening the way for all that would transpire, all that would come after them. The law was given to a people that were slaves, and the prophets were sent to a people who settled, and made fixed dwellings, and their towns and cities, but these great ones, they were not slaves and did not make fixed dwellings in this world - they lived in freedom, the freedom of the Spirit.

“I tell you, there is a virtue in the nomadic life, the life of the wanderer and traveler, for into every place they go, so the Holy Shekinah goes with them if they are people of the One God, and they uplift and gather in sparks of holiness, the Light of the Infinite, from every place they go, from every place they stay for a time.

“Listen and hear, and understand! After what transpired at Sinai, the great revelation of God, the True Light, and great sin of the golden calf, the children of Israel wandered in the wilderness, guided by their Holy Tzaddik, Moses, and wherever they encamped from that place they uplifted, redeemed, sparks of holiness, and in so doing they opened the way to enter into the Promised Land - the promise given to the patriarchs and matriarchs, and for which they sojourned and labored. These were those who saw the Word of the Lord and heard the glory, and though, indeed, they fell from grace, so they returned to God, and their children and children’s children, entered into the Holy Land through their wanderings and labor.

“I bid you to understand, and more so to be wise; if nomads at the outset, and wanderers following revelation, tell me this, what is the essence of truth and the way of covenant with the Eternal One (Yahweh) and zeal for the Eternal One? Is it not this, to be as wanderers, travelers, in this world, whose dwelling is in Heaven, the World-To-Come?

“So I say to you, live in this way, as a wanderer, a traveler here if you are able, and do not make your dwelling here, but remember from where you have come and where you are going, and all along the way labor to uplift sparks of holiness, sparks of the Light of the Infinite, returning all and restoring all to the Supernal One (Eheieh, El Elyon).”
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Re: Teachings & Sayings of John the Baptist

#27 Postby Tau Malachi » Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:46 pm

Tending the Fire

Yohanan said "It is good to be a fire starter for the sake of heaven, but then you must tend that fire until is blazes; what good is it to begin a thing and not bring it into fruition? It is nothing, vanity! Do not be caught up in vain glory, but seek the glorification of God and the redemption of souls, and for this be willing to give all that you have, even your very life; feed the fire, and let it blaze!"
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Re: Teachings & Sayings of John the Baptist

#28 Postby Tau Malachi » Mon May 01, 2017 9:19 am

Contending with God

Yohanan was teaching, his disciples were gathered around him, and he said to them, "If, indeed, you are sons of Israel, then just as Jacob wrestled with the angel of Esau through the night, and would not let the angel go as the sun arose until it blessed him, so must you contend with God (Elohim) and be bold in the Spirit, willing to struggle with all of your strength until through the Spirit you attain victory. I tell you, seek out the angel of the Shekinah until it comes to you, and dare to strive with the Adversary (Satan) in faith; when the angel of the Shekinah comes, you will be agitated and troubled, and you may be wounded, but if you abide in your faith and you endure through that time, you will have dominion over the Adversary and his angels, and the angel of the Holy Shekinah will be your companion, she will be yours and you will be hers, and the Holy Shekinah will always be with you, on earth and in heaven."
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Re: Teachings & Sayings of John the Baptist

#29 Postby Tau Malachi » Mon May 01, 2017 9:34 am

Consuming Fire

Yohanan was in the Spirit and preaching to a crowd, and he said to them, “What have you come out to see? What are you seeking? Have you not heard that the Eternal One (Yahweh) is like a consuming fire, making all like unto himself? Truly I tell you, there is one who is consuming fire coming after me, and that holy fire will utterly consume all that it touches, and those who are willing he will make like himself, the Spiritual Sun of God (Elohim); come to the living waters, and return to God and be baptized, so that you might be ready when he passes by and being set on fire with the Spirit of God (Ruach Elohim) you might be enlightened, the image of God in you being realized.”
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Re: Teachings & Sayings of John the Baptist

#30 Postby Tau Malachi » Tue May 02, 2017 9:27 am

The Sons of Light & Sons of Darkness

Yohanan was teaching his disciples, and he said to them, “There is a great conflict in the heavens and on earth between the sons of light and sons of darkness, and the time of a great and epic battle between them is near at hand, it is coming and is to come, and you are called to take your stand among the sons of light, and with the powers of heaven and God you are called to strive with the sons of darkness, seeking to restore righteousness and truth, and peace. The way of striving in this world is through prayer and meditation, and through fasting and charity, and a life lived in righteousness; as these divine actions are taken up with full zeal and cleaving so you will give strengths to the hosts of heaven and draw down powers of heaven upon earth, and when there is perfect cleaving in the Spirit as you take up preaching and revelation, so there will be the generation of new angels and new heavens, and so the sons of darkness will be defeated and driven out.

“Do not be deceived by false, impure lights, but like the angels of the Eternal God (Yahweh Elohim) in heaven, cleave to God, the True Light (Or Amet), and to God alone; and do not fear the shades and shadows of the Other Side, or powers of the sons of darkness, but fear God (Elohim) and God alone, and so abide in the fearlessness of true faith. If it is given for you to fall in battle it is glory and victory to you, and great will be the glory and power of your soul in the World-To-Come, and if it is given that your enemies fall before you and your are victorious, take no glory and honor for yourself, but give praise and thanks to the Eternal One your God (Yahweh Elohenu), and honor the Supernal One (El Elyon) and let it be fore the glorification of God (El).

“I tell you, the one who comes from the Ancient of Days (Atik Yomin) is in the world, he has come, he is coming, and he is to come, the Lord of lords, the King of kings; and he will lead the sons of light in battle and they will be victorious over the sons of darkness in the End-Of-Days. It is ordained in the mind of the Supernal One in the Pleroma of Light, and he shall not change his mind, but as the Supernal One wills, so it shall come to pass.

“As for you, do the will of God (El, Elohim), and follow in the way of the Lord, and the hand of God will be upon you, his right hand will sanctify and bless you, and his left hand will give you strength and protection, and will deliver you from your enemies on earth and in the heavens.

“You know how to pray, you know how to meditate, you know how to worship God in spirit and truth, you know what righteousness is and how to enact it; so do what you have been taught, do what God wills you to do, and enjoy the goodness of doing what is good and true - faith and compassion.”
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Re: Teachings & Sayings of John the Baptist

#31 Postby Tau Malachi » Wed May 03, 2017 8:14 am

Bees & Flowers

Yohanan said, "Look and see! As the bees seek out flowers and in a mystery they make honey, so do the angels of heaven seek out souls that open to the Spirit of God; they enter and stir those souls so that they remember where they have come from and desire to return, and they also make a sweet offering of songs in their joy of communion with souls that delights the Eternal One (Yahweh), and in the delight of heaven and God (El) blessings flow from heaven. If you open your heart and mind to heaven and God, so the Shekinah will rest upon you and her good company, the hosts of heaven, will be with you."
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#32 Postby Tau Malachi » Wed May 03, 2017 8:20 am

Righteousness & Truth

Yohanan said, "Blessed are those who seek righteousness, those who hunger and thirst for it, for they shall acquire knowledge of the truth and they will be filled with the Holy Light and Spirit of God; seek to see the good that is in you, the spark of holiness, and bring it forth, this is righteousness, and in it is the knowledge of the truth that brings redemption and freedom."
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Re: Teachings & Sayings of John the Baptist

#33 Postby Tau Malachi » Wed May 03, 2017 8:38 am

Secret Paths of Return

Yohanan was speaking with his disciples and he said to them, "The paths of righteousness are revealed by the law, but their depths are concealed. To have knowledge of the depths of those paths you must enact the commandments. The secret paths of return have been revealed by the prophets, and yet they remain hidden. These secret paths, they are within your heart, and they are the paths of wisdom, the essence of righteousness; what is secret can only be spoken to one who knows already, so it is that to understand the revelations of the prophets you must have knowledge of your heart and know the ways of a pure heart. When you do, you will see and hear God (Elohim) as the prophets have seen and heard the word of the Lord (Yahweh), and so you will be drawn near to God and have returned."
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Re: Teachings & Sayings of John the Baptist

#34 Postby Tau Malachi » Wed May 03, 2017 8:50 am

North & South

Yohanan said, "It has been taught, 'if you seek wealth turn to the north, and if you seek wisdom turn to the south.' Understand, north is the side of judgment and south is the side of mercy. The one who is coming after me will unite mercy and judgment, and in him you will have wisdom and wealth, great treasures of the kingdom of heaven; he will reveal to you the fullness of the Shekinah of the Eternal God, the Almighty (Yahweh Elohim, Shaddai). He is the Perfect Righteous One (Tzaddik) who will be the Anointed of God (Messiah), and so all wisdom and wealth of heaven will be his."
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Re: Teachings & Sayings of John the Baptist

#35 Postby Tau Malachi » Wed May 03, 2017 9:20 am

Kingdom of God

Yohanan was speaking to the crowd and he knew some zealots were among the people, those who believed in violent revolt, and he said to them, “You who have ears to hear, listen! The kingdom of God will not be brought by way of the sword, and those who take up the sword in the Name of God (Elohim) will bring death to the people and end in destruction. Understand, the kingdom of God is within you, and it is a kingdom of righteousness and peace; if you want to bring the kingdom of God to this world, then you have to bring it from within you. It is not through worldly battles and conquests that the kingdom of God is manifest, but it is through a spiritual battle and victory over the evil inclination in yourselves. It is through prayer and meditation, and the Spirit of God and heaven that the kingdom of God will be manifest upon the earth. Truly I tell you, there is a holy one of royal blood walking among us right now, one who is King of Righteousness, King of Peace, who will lead you in this holy war; his kingdom is not of this world, and yet through him it shall be manifest in this world.

“I say to you, repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near. It is among you this day! Praise God!”
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Re: Teachings & Sayings of John the Baptist

#36 Postby Tau Malachi » Wed May 03, 2017 5:44 pm

Radiance of the Supernal Crown

Yohanan was teaching his disciples, and he said to them, “The time of the Messiah has come and is coming, let me share something about this with you, and let it be for the glorification of God (El, Elohim) and his Anointed.” Then he spoke in the Spirit, saying, “Until the coming of the Messiah, and the Works of Salvation the Messiah will accomplish, no one who received the direct outpouring of the radiance of the Supernal Crown (Keter), and who gazed into the face of the Supernal One (Eheieh, El Elyon), could remain in this world, for this world could not endure the direct radiance of the Supernal Crown, therefore those few who realized and embodied this, in the very instant of their realization, the Holy One took them up in divine rapture. This transpired with Enoch, and with Moses at the end of his life, and so also with Elijah; all received the direct outpouring of the radiance of the Supernal Crown, all gazed into that great face of the Eternal One (Yahweh), and so they were taken up into heaven. The one who is coming after me, though, he will receive the direct radiance of the Supernal Crown - Soul of the Messiah, and he will embody it, first concealing it, then revealing it, and for a time he will hold it in this world, and engage in the transmission of that Holy Light and Spirit, and then he will ascend, returning to that transcendent hidden place he has come from, and he will come again in full glory and power, as a crowned and conquering Priest-King, and it will be the End-Of-Days and realization of the World-To-Come. Abide in faith and wait and see, waiting upon the Spirit of the Lord (Yahweh) in faithfulness, and so Yahweh will deliver you!”

“The mystery of this is yet to be revealed in this world, and it is not given to me to speak it, but the one who is coming will take up the full array of Divine Actions (Sefirot), and he will reveal this great and supreme mystery to you and to the world; indeed, he will reveal it on earth and in heaven, and in every realm and world of creation, and it will be the salvation of all who are willing to receive the Light of the Infinite One, the radiance of the Supernal Crown, but it will be Strict Judgment upon those who love the darkness and cleave to it, God help them!

“I tell you, repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near; prepare yourselves for the coming of the Lord! Amen.”
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Re: Teachings & Sayings of John the Baptist

#37 Postby Tau Malachi » Thu May 04, 2017 10:26 am

The Message of Butterflies

Yohanan and some of his disciples had been seated in prayer and meditation for some time and at the conclusion of prayer and meditation there was a gathering of butterflies flying around them and passing by, and it was a beautiful moment on a bright sunny morning. Yohanan was taken up by the Spirit in the beauty and glory of the moment, and he said, “Do you see! The word of God and intention of God is woven into creation and nature. Look and see these amazing creatures that God has made, and consider them! They begin as earthbound creatures, caterpillars, and then in a mystery they weave cocoons for a time, and from their cocoons they emerge as these winged-ones, able to fly heavenward, reminding us of angels and their glory. Understand, the one who has come, and is coming, the Anointed of God, in him there is a new humanity, one no longer bound to this world and this mortal coil, but able to take flight into the heavens and beyond; a humanity of the kingdom of heaven, supernal and divine, with the full glory and power of the Holy Shekinah indwelling them. I tell you, these beautiful creatures are a sign of things to come, and if you learn to look and see, listen and hear, and contemplate, so throughout creation and nature you will find the word of God (Elohim) and the intentions of the Lord (Yahweh) revealed to you; understand, in every moment of every day, God is being revealed, the Lord is speaking to the soul within you, you need only look and see, listen and hear, in awe and wonder, aware of the presence of the Eternal God (Yahweh Elohim) that is with you and that surrounds you.”
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Re: Teachings & Sayings of John the Baptist

#38 Postby Tau Malachi » Fri May 05, 2017 10:09 am

True Teachers of the Law

Yohanan said, "If anyone is a teacher of the law and the prophets, then they must live according to the essence of the law and seek to live as the prophets. This is the essence of the law, to love the Lord your God (Yahweh Elohenu) and to love your neighbor, and the way of the prophets is to live open to the Spirit and following in the way of the Spirit; it is in this that all of the commandments are fulfilled, and it is in this that rightly called 'teacher' (rabbi), having received the instruction of heaven and God (Elohim) and acquired true knowledge of God (Da'at)."
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#39 Postby Tau Malachi » Fri May 05, 2017 10:36 am

Lawgiver & Lawmakers

Yohanan said, "The lawgiver is the Lord (Yahweh) and the messenger sent by the Lord; if it is the prophet who is the lawgiver, how is it that those who do not have the hand of God upon them, who do not follow in the way of the Spirit of the Lord, fashion themselves as lawmakers? If you consider it, it was Moses, not Aaron, who was the lawgiver; if there is anything to be added or subtracted, who then should be the lawmakers? The law was given for the generation of righteousness, to instruct those ignorant of righteousness and God (Elohim), and to open the way for the coming of the Messiah, the Righteous Judge and Prophet of prophets; I tell you, salvation does not come through the law, but through God (El) and the Anointed of God, and it is in the coming of the Anointed of God that the law and the prophets will be fulfilled. Listen, the fulfillment it at hand and there is one walking among us this day who bears the anointing of the Holy Prophet and Priest-King from the Ancient of Days, the Supernal One (El Elyon)."

Yohanan said this as a rebuke of Sadducees and Pharisees who were in the crowd as he was preaching and sharing his visions, and some of them went away in anger understanding that he was rebuking them and the temple cult in this teaching.
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#40 Postby Tau Malachi » Fri May 05, 2017 7:08 pm

Vipers & the Golden Eagle

There were many Sadducees and Pharisees coming out to be baptized by Yohanan to be seen by the crowds and to put themselves off as righteous ones (tzaddikim). As is recorded in the Holy Scriptures, he rebuke them as "vipers." One day there was a group of them that paraded out to see him, and he said to them, "You who are vipers, do you not know the end of serpents with the Golden Eagle? Is there no fear of God (Elohim) in you? The Golden Eagle eats serpents, it sees them from high up in the sky, from the heavens, and it descends, diving down upon them, and they do not see the eagle coming, or going, but it sinks its talons into them, takes their power and life, and lifted them up, taking them to its roost, devouring their flesh and there spirit; and they have no power over the eagle, and they live in ignorance, thinking they are not seen, thinking what they do is not seen, and that here is no judgment. Such is the spirit of folly that possesses many in this generation, but I tell you, the Golden Eagle, the Shekinah of the Messiah, is in flight, is in motion, and is descending! Beware, look out! For you are seen by God, and your hypocrisy is seen by heaven; truly, there are 'birds of the air' seeking justice, seeking your life, and if you are wise you will repent, you will seek God and return to God." When they heard this many left, but a few did repent and were baptized.
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Re: Teachings & Sayings of John the Baptist

#41 Postby Tau Malachi » Sat May 06, 2017 5:04 pm

The River Flowing from Eden

Yohanan was teaching his disciples mysteries of baptism and the spiritual power of living waters to purify, and to bring life and light into souls. He opened his teaching, saying, “‘A river flows out of Eden to water the Garden, and from there it divides and becomes four branches,’ this the teaching of the Holy Torah. Let those who have ears to hear listen and understand! The Garden of Eden, this is a holy garden of living souls (hayyah nefeshim), and it is the abode of the Holy Shekinah of the Infinite and Eternal, and they are watered, given life and light, from the river flowing from Eden, this is the interior Shekinah of the Infinite and Eternal unified with the exterior Shekinah, fullness of the Holy Shekinah. The spiritual power of the four branches, four rivers, is in the living waters of baptism, that spiritual essence brought into flowing waters in this world by those holy and righteous ones established in the Garden, running and returning between the Garden and the earth, drawing down the issuance of that Holy Kingdom (Malkut of Atzilut), and through these four spiritual powers, four spiritual essences, there is purification from the four great husks of darkness (klippot), and so the remission of sin, forgiveness of sin. This is the spiritual power of baptism that has been given to me by heaven and God (Elohim), but the one who is coming after me, the Anointed of God (Messiah), will bring the full power of the river that flows from Eden into the living waters of this world, the supernal power and essence, the Anointing of God (Elohim) the Eternal One (Yahweh), and so in the living waters there will be the power of purification and sanctification, the salvation of souls, the enlightenment and liberation of souls.”

He continued, saying, “I tell you, Eden corresponds with the End-Of-Days, and so the issuance of the river flowing out of Eden is a reversal of the currents of the waters, a ‘parting of the waters,’ that opens the way of the Great Ascension, the Great Exodus. Understand, this is the vision of all things as they are in the eternal realm, the Pleroma of Light - all things in their perfection, and in this ‘vision’ is salvation, is enlightenment and liberation, for it is the knowledge that nothing exists apart from the Infinite One, there is no other, and in this all that is unreal, all that is false and evil, is brought into cessation, is nullified, and this is called ‘remission of sin,’ ‘forgiveness of sin,’ the realization of bornless being pure from the very beginning, innate unity with the Infinite Light and the Supernal One.”

It is written, “all rivers flow into the sea”; in ‘reversal’ they all are gathered into into the Supernal One who is called Ain, No-thingness, and this is the Great Liberation! Praise God!
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Re: Teachings & Sayings of John the Baptist

#42 Postby Tau Malachi » Sun May 07, 2017 8:40 am

Conceiving in Righteousness

One day a young man and woman came to Yohanan and asked him to bless their marriage and their generation of a family. Yohanan smiled upon them and blessed them, and he taught them, saying, “Listen! It is God and God alone who brings two souls together in marriage, and what God (Elohim) unites no power in heaven or on earth can separate; cleave to God and cleave to one another, and uphold the covenant you have entered, let nothing come in between you, and walk before the Lord your God (Yahweh Elohenu) as one flesh, the fullness of the human one manifest in your union. When you embrace one another, desiring to conceive, remember there are three united in the creation of new life, the man giving the white seed, the woman giving the red seed, and God giving the breath of life, the living soul; as you unite with one another, and cleave to one another, uplift your mind and heart to God, aware of this great mystery, and knowing God is with you, cleave to God. If you do this you will have godly children, for what is in the mind and heart at the moment of conception will be in the body of the soul conceived.”

Having spoken of this great mystery to them he blessed them again, saying, “As the Holy One has blessed, so I will bless; be fruitful and multiply, and bring forth sons and daughters of light, those who serve the kingdom of heaven and the Eternal God (Yahweh Elohim).”

Then Yohanan sent them on their way, saying, “Peace be upon you, and upon your house!”

This is a mystery Yohanan taught to any husband and wife who inquired, though the blessing he invoked for each couple was different from one to another, all as the Spirit inspired him to utter in the moment.
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Re: Teachings & Sayings of John the Baptist

#43 Postby Tau Malachi » Sun May 07, 2017 9:17 am

Living Ark of Covenant

Yohanan said, “Look and see! There is no ark of covenant in the temple, no mercy seat upon which the Holy Shekinah rests; but I tell you, the Holy One has fashioned a living ark of covenant, the mother of the one who is coming, the Anointed of God, and a true and living temple shall be built, one not made with mortal hands, but with the word of the Eternal One (Yahweh) spoken in the Anointed. I say to you, the old covenant is coming to an end and a new covenant is being made; return to God (Elohim) and be established in this new covenant, the kingdom of heaven that has come among you.”

When the Spirit came upon Yohanan and he spoke such mysteries of the Work of Salvation some upon hearing them would be illuminated and understand through the Spirit in his words, and others would marvel though they were perplexed by his words, and others would ponder if he was mad or if, perhaps, it was the Adversary (Satan) who inspired him and not the Spirit of God. One way or the other, though, all who heard him preach and teach were stirred in a powerful way, and virtually no one remained unmoved.
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Re: Teachings & Sayings of John the Baptist

#44 Postby Tau Malachi » Mon May 08, 2017 8:20 am

Food of the Prophet

A close disciple of Yohanan, one dearly beloved to him, asked him one day, "My master, how are you sustained by your food? It does not seem that you eat enough to sustain the body, and yet your body is full of strength and vigor, and you are sustained. It is a wonder!" Yohanan replied, "My son, it is not the food of this world that sustains us, but our life is sustained by the issuances of Heaven and the word of the Lord (Yahweh); these sustain the soul, and the soul is our life, in this world and beyond. If you sustain the body and it is fed well, but you do not nourish the soul, there will be no light and life in you, and you will not have life in the World-To-Come. See that you feast on the everflow of Heaven and the word of the Lord, and you will be well nourished and live, having life and light in this world and beyond."
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Re: Teachings & Sayings of John the Baptist

#45 Postby Tau Malachi » Tue May 09, 2017 12:16 pm

Mysteries of the Supernal Palace

Yohanan had gathered his disciples around the fire one night after evening prayers at the end of Shabbat, and he began to teach them mysteries of the Palace of the Infinite One (Ain Sof). Yohanan opened, saying, “Listen and hear, and understand! The Holy Palace of the Infinite One is immeasurable, its chambers are endless spaces, its halls are endless depths, and within its chambers are countless interior chambers, and within its halls are countless interior halls, and it has countless gates and everlasting doors, gates within gates, doors within doors, but there are ten great holy and supernal gates and there are twenty-two great holy and supernal doors, and from these countless arrays of gate and doors, chambers and halls, occupying an endless space. In this you will understand that within the Great Supernal Palace there are countless Palaces of Light, and in the center of that great Holy and Supernal Palace is the Palace of the Messiah; so truly I tell you, in the Father’s Palace there are many Holy Palaces, and the Son will reveal and manifest them to those who draw near and cleave.

“This Great Palace of Lights is formed of the Light of the Infinite, and through pure emanations of that True and Holy Light, supernal angels; the heads of the gates are archangels, the gates are hosts of angels, and so it is that the doors are archangels and their thresholds host of angels, and the archangels and angels composing the gates and doors are the chambers and halls they are associated with, so that, passing through the gates and doors, you enter into the archangels and their hosts, though at the same time they fill the chambers and halls and you walk among them and encounter them.

“Understand, there are guardians and ministers at every gate and door, and to pass by you must know the gesture and the word to be spoken, the gesture the enacting of the commandments and the word is the knowledge of The Name and the word of the Lord (Yahweh). Therefore, fulfilling the commandments souls have the sign or gesture, and having knowledge of The Name and the word of the Lord they have the word, and giving the gesture and speaking the word so they are able to enter into that Great Holy and Supernal Palace, and those who live according to their faith and are accounted as righteous ones (tzaddikim) are well receive as they journey from chamber to chamber, hall to hall, all the way to the Supernal Throne of Glory, and if they have the wisdom, understanding and knowledge of the Messiah, through Supernal Mercy, Supernal Grace, perhaps they might be taken into the inmost secret chamber of the Supernal Palace, the Holy Bridal Chamber.

“Here understand that it is one who guards the sign of the covenant who is accounted as a tzaddik, a righteous person; therefore guard that holy sign well, and you will be accepted and well received in the Palace of the Sovereign!”

“Just as the enacting of all of the commandments generates the fullness of the body of light, the image of God (Elohim), so fulfilling all commandments it is given to a soul to wander in the Great Palace of Lights at will, all as the Most High (Elyon) ordains. If there is a gate or door sealed to a soul, a commandment unfulfilled or a commandment broken, the universal key is repentance, confession before God and Heaven, and the invoking of mercy and compassion, forgiveness. You my sons and daughter know the way of this, and therefore you have this golden key, so that even if, as yet, you have not fulfilled all commandments, and indeed, few, if any mortals ever have, it is given to you to wander in this Holy Palace, for each and everyone of you as God wills it; if not while you remain in this world, then in the World-That-Is-Coming, for the Messiah has come and is coming, and in him is the full power of repentance and Supernal Mercy, Supernal Grace.

“I’ve shown you the way of prayer for the ascension of the soul through the seven heavens, and in the same way, so you may pray for the ascent of the soul beyond the seven heavens, into the Heaven of heavens - the Supernal Palace of the Infinite One. Already there are some among you who have glimpsed something of this, but it is given by the Spirit that all of you should have some knowledge of these holy mysteries and take up prayers for the fullness of knowledge, for in so doing you will hasten the coming of the kingdom of heaven, the Messiah. Amen.”

Yohanan spoke this teaching at the conclusion of the Holy Shabbat after they had entertained the good company of the Queen of Shabbat, the Queen of Heaven, and having spoken these mysteries of the Supernal Palace, so he spoke of the exteriors of the Great Palace, and for ten nights he gathered his disciples together continuing to reveal secret mysteries of the Holy Palace and the ascension of souls into it. In his teachings he uplifted them and guided them from gate to gate, door to door, chamber to chamber, hall to hall, and he taught them the gestures with hands, arms and body in prayer for each and every one of them, and he taught them the Holy Names of God, and the names of the supernal archangels and angels, intoning and chanting the word of power for each and every one; as he did this he imparted the corresponding blessing and empowerment, and blessings streamed out into the world so that any living spirit or soul able to receive them was blessed along with his inner circle of disciples.

Having begun at the conclusion of the Holy Shabbat, so on the following Shabbat they arrived in their discourse and transmission at the fullness of the knowledge of God (Da’at Elohim) to stand before the Supernal Throne of Glory; from there, however, though he communicated something of the mysteries of what was within and beyond, he did not uplift and guide his disciples into those inmost interiors, for only the Messiah was able to uplift and guide souls into Bridal Chamber, and reveal the inmost Holy of Holies within and beyond that Holy Chamber - mysteries of the Supernal of the supernals, the Concealed of the concealed.

More than this we cannot speak of these holy and secret mysteries, but to those with understanding much is revealed in what has been shared, and abundant secret wisdom may be drawn out, all as it is given by God for them to do so. Praise God!
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Re: Teachings & Sayings of John the Baptist

#46 Postby Tau Malachi » Tue May 09, 2017 4:41 pm

True King, Prophet & Priest

Yohanan was preaching, and he said, “In truth, I say to you, there is a True King of Israel coming, who shall indeed be victorious in God (Elohim). He shall arise from the line of King David and King Solomon, but unlike the kings before him he will serve the Eternal One (Yahweh), and no other, he will not serve himself, nor seek honor or glory for himself, nor will he build a temple to another other god, but he will serve the people, the spiritual Community of Israel, and he will live as the Perfect Tzaddik (Righteous One), without sin. David, he was a great prophet and king in his time, and in righteousness he ate the bread of the priests, and gave it to the men who were with him, but he fell into a grave sin, a great error, bringing judgment upon himself, his house and his kingdom towards the end of his reign; so also Solomon, he was also a great prophet and king in his day, and he held great wisdom, and built a temple for the Lord (Yahweh), and yet, he too, fell into a grave sin, a great error, bringing judgment upon himself, his house, and his kingdom, his people, at the end of his reign. Since that time, has Israel seen a righteous king or righteous priesthood? Look at what has happened in Israel, and look and see what is happening now in Israel; there is a king who is no king, a temple that is no temple, and the king and the temple - king and priests, are servants of Edom (Rome)! Is this the Holy Land; tell me this, what is holy about it? The one who is coming, though, he is from the Holy One, the Infinite and Eternal, and in him is holiness, and light and life, and he shall be greater in power and glory than King David, and he shall have greater wisdom than King Solomon, and he will not fall into sin, error, but he shall live and die as the Perfect Tzaddik - Righteous One, but he will not die, he will live, having life everlasting to give to the people of Israel, and to the world. I tell you, as Isaiah has spoken, and written, ‘The spirit of the Lord (Yahweh) will rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and fear of the Lord,’ and in the anointing he bears he shall be a true prophet, priest and king - True King of Israel, ordained by God Most High (El Elyon), uniting three successions as one, all as was prophesied when Melchizedek appeared to Abram, blessing and initiating him, the one to whom Abram tithed one-tenth of all that he had; the one who was priest and king, and prophet, king of righteousness, king of peace, this is the one who is coming, and if you will, the one who is coming is ‘high priest’ of that Holy and Supernal Order, ordained not by men, but by God, and God alone.”

When Yohanan spoke this, many were taken up in the Spirit, and many sought to return to God and be baptized, the Spirit was in the words of the prophet and many were touched by the Spirit; he set his disciples to baptize those who presented themselves, but having uttered this, he swiftly stepped away to pray in secret.
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Re: Teachings & Sayings of John the Baptist

#47 Postby Tau Malachi » Tue May 09, 2017 5:35 pm

No Vision, A Vision

There was a disciple of Yohanan who went out seeking a vision, he went into the wilderness fasting and praying. After seven days he returned to the assembly, he ate and drank, and he rested, and when it was time, in the evening, he went to Yohanan to speak with him, as was common with his disciples following a spiritual retreat. He said to the prophet, “I went out, but I had no vision. I do not know what sin I committed, but God was not with me. My master, please, if you would, look and see my error, and correct my error.” Yohanan replied, “My son, tell me, along the way, while you were in the wilderness, what did you see?” His disciples said to him, “I saw the desert in bloom, even in places of desolation, and I saw lions taking their prey, and an eagle taking a jackal, and one night I saw many shooting stars, and one day I beheld a great storm arise suddenly, as though from nowhere; in between, one night and day followed another, and there I was, and here I am.” Yohanan said, “My son, this is your vision, and you would be wise to pray and contemplate upon what you have seen, seeking its interpretation just as you would interpret a dream in the way I have taught you.

“Listen! Your sin, your error, is a lack of faith that God is with you and that God will provide and answer your prayers; but I tell you, God was surely with you, and your prayers have been answered, and all that you have seen, all that you saw and remember, it is the vision that God has given to you, and you must receive it as from God, and no other! If you consider it, God has shown you the coming of the Messiah, but you must look and see, and understand. Consider this in your heart. The time of blooming is the coming of the kingdom of heaven, and the lions, this is the Messiah who comes from the line of David, the tribe of Judah - the Lion of Heaven, this is the Messiah; and the eagle, this is the Shekinah of the Messiah, and slaying the the jackal, this is the end of evil; and the great storm coming out of nowhere, all of a sudden, indeed, the Messiah will bring agitation in the heavens and on earth, and he will be a great force moving in the would, a force set into motion by the Most High (Elyon) that no one can stop or stand against.” Yohanan chuckled and said “You had no vision? I say you did! Take what I have share with you, go, and pray and contemplate, and seek the greater understanding and wisdom from the vision given to you, and open to the Spirit, letting the Spirit heal you of the delusion of lack; remember, always in the Almighty (Shaddai) there is enough, there is fullness.”

The disciple did as Yohanan instructed him to do, and he returned bold in the Spirit of the Lord (Yahweh) with much insight and knowledge to share with the assembly.
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Re: Teachings & Sayings of John the Baptist

#48 Postby Tau Malachi » Tue May 09, 2017 6:13 pm

Wearing the Body of Vision

Yohanan was giving teachings to his disciples, and he said to them, “When the Lord (Yahweh) gives a vision to you, you must wear the body of vision; the truth and light revealed, you must live according to it, and so embody it, and in this way you bring the vision to the people. This was the way of the prophets before you, and this must be your way. Do not be as the false prophets, who claim to have great dreams and visions, but who do not sojourn the paths of righteousness and truth, and who do not live in accord with the truth and light. Having a vision, if it is from Heaven and God, wear the body of vision, bring it down, and let that truth and light be embodied, and so revealed in this world. This is the way of the true prophets of God, they live and embody the truth and light revealed to them, bringing a vision for the people for their healing and salvation.”
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Re: Teachings & Sayings of John the Baptist

#49 Postby Tau Malachi » Wed May 10, 2017 9:50 am

Seeing Stars & Angels, Heaven

Yohanan was speaking with some of his followers. He said to them, "Look and see! Within and behind all things there is a star and an angel, even within and behind each blade of grass, and by that power from God (Elohim) things grow and live. If you have eyes to see this, then you will see something of heaven here in this world, and you will see that even here you walk in heaven and are surrounded by heaven, and you will know that something of heaven is in you. Seek to look and see the inwardness of things and you will be amazed, you will have eyes of awe and wonder, and perhaps you will see something more than a stars or angels, you will see our God (Eloah)."
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Re: Teachings & Sayings of John the Baptist

#50 Postby Tau Malachi » Wed May 10, 2017 11:49 am

Light Above, Here Below

Yohanan was preaching, and he said, “Listen! The one who is coming, the Anointed (Messiah), is the Holy Light that was in the beginning, the Light of the Infinite One without beginning or end, radiance of the Supernal Crown; this True Light has come into the world to overthrow the dominion of darkness, to vanquish shades and shadows, to deliver and redeem souls, sparks of that Infinite Light that are bound up in the darkness of matter. I tell you, that Holy Light that is above is everywhere below, sparks of that Perfect Light being within all things, and that Holy Light has come, and is coming, to to draw out the sparks, the light, of all things, and to uplift them into the Pleroma of Light beyond the seven heavens; he is coming to take into himself his own, and to ransom and deliver those in bondage, restoring all to the Eternal One (Yahweh), the abode of bornless being without beginning or end. He is the Holy Light that is above and everywhere below, and if you are able to hear it, he is the All-In-All, the life and light of all creatures in heaven and on earth, and throughout the entirety of creation; so descending he reaches to himself, and ascending he will gather himself, uplifting all in return to the Infinite One, and so he is the Savior of the World, Revealer of the Pleroma of Light - the Great Liberation!”
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