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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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Re: Teachings & Sayings of Yonanan

#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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