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Stories About John the Baptist

#1 Postby Tau Malachi » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:24 pm

The Holy Dove

The name Yohanan means “dove,” but the presence and power of Heaven in him seemed something very different to most who drew near. It was as though the full presence and power of The Name (Ha-Shem) was in him, and the power of the four faces of the greater hayyot, serafim and kerubim, the powers of the illumined human, the bold lion, the great eagle and the strong ox, and yet more, for in his soul was the radiance of the Supernal Crown (Keter), as was revealed at the Sacred Jordan when he baptized Yeshua and the soul of the Messiah came into him.

In Yohanan, however, was perfect peace, perfect rest, for having complete fear of the Eternal One (Yahweh) he was fearless, having fear of no creature in heaven or upon the earth, having fear of nothing other than the Supernal One (El Elyon); and having complete fear of the Eternal One, so also passionate love, the fullness of love, and with the Holy Shekinah he was the most gentle and affectionate lover, and she with he. So rightly, he was named Yohanan, “dove,” a symbol of peace and gentleness, and deep affection, though indeed he was a wild Tzaddik, very zealous, very intense and fierce in his devotion and divine action in this world.
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Sun & Moon of the New Heaven

#2 Postby Tau Malachi » Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:02 pm

Sun & Moon of the New Heaven

In the creation of the heavens in the beginning, as is known, two great lights were made to shine, and the radiance of one was diminished so that the other light might shine with greater radiance and be exalted and glorified above all other lights of the heavens. Thus, the sun and moon were established, a light for the day and a light for the night, dancing in the sky together in a heavenly courtship until the End-Of-Days.

In the revelation of a new heaven and earth, the true kingdom of heaven, so it was with Yeshua and Yohanan, the light of Yohanan was restricted and concealed so that the light of Yeshua, the Sun of God (El), might shine with greater glory and power, and so that there should be no confusion, but it would be known that Adonai Yeshua was the Messiah, the Anointed of God (Elohim). Yet, as the two lights of the original creation were to shine with greater light in the World-To-Come, the moon with the brilliance of the sun, and the sun with a sevenfold brilliance, so it was with Yohanan and Yeshua, Yohanan embodied the radiance of a great Star of Heaven, while Yeshua shone with a sevenfold supernal brilliance as the Sun of God.

The Spirit of God (Ruach Elohim), joined with the Perfect Light, was embodied in Yohanan as in Yeshua, and therefore following the great influx of the Spirit and Infinite Light at the Sacred Jordan upon Yohanan and Yeshua it was ordained that very swiftly Yohanan had to depart this world, the Sun of God coming into ascendance and being exalted and glorified, and having dominion as the King of kings, and Lord of lords.

As the Supernal One (El Elyon) willed it, so it was done, and so it came to pass.
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Ministry of Fire & Water

#3 Postby Tau Malachi » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:58 pm

Ministry of Fire & Water

Yohanan was a messenger of Heaven (Shamaim), and so his ministry was with water and with fire. During the day, between the times of prayer, he would preach and utter prophecies as the Spirit came upon him, and he would heal those who were ill and exorcise unclean and evil spirits from those who were tormented, and those who sought to return to God he would baptize, cleansing of impurity and opening the way for them to receive the Messiah, the Anointing, and enter into the kingdom of heaven.

In the night, when the sun had set and evening prayers were offered, he would often sit around a sacred fire with his disciples and those visiting who drew near, and he would give inner and secret teachings concerning deep mysteries of the kingdom of heaven and intimate counsel to those who inquired of him concerning their way of returning to God, and joined with this many nights he would lead those with him in a rite of burnt offering given to him by the Spirit of God and Heaven, and to all who were present blessings would flow, and often the spirit of prophecy would come upon them.

Though, indeed, Yohanan taught a way of fasting and prayer to enter into the spirit of prophecy and the kingdom, the way of worship in his assembly was charismatic, gifted by the Spirit, and there was music, song and dance during worship, rejoicing in the Holy Shekinah, the presence of the Eternal God (Yahweh Elohim), that was ever present with the great prophet of the Gospel.

Truly he labored in every possible way to prepare the people for what was about to transpire among them, the coming of the Messiah, the One Anointed with the Supernal Light and the perfection of the Spirit of God (Ruach Elohim).
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Re: Teachings About Yohanan

#4 Postby Tau Malachi » Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:07 pm

Soul of Elijah, Primordial & Supernal

It is written in the Holy Scriptures that the soul of Elijah returned as Yohanan the Baptist, and as we know Yohanan was called the Maggid of the Gospel, the Holy Tzaddik of the Messiah. According to Jewish Midrashim the soul of Elijah was primordial and supernal, existing from the very outset of creation, and therefore holds intimate knowledge of the Word that was with God and that was God in the beginning, and of the Wind of God that moved over the surface of the waters as the Word was uttered and all things in heaven and earth came into being. Though, indeed, according to his own testimony, Yohanan was not Elijah, the soul of Elijah was in him, and bearing witness to the entirety of creation from before the beginning to beyond the end, being the keeper of this supernal knowledge, so it was given that he would herald the coming of the Messiah and be the Tzaddik of the Messiah; from the very outset of creation it was ordained that he would open the way before the Messiah, as though the embodiment of ‘angel’ of the Shekinah of Messiah.

Understand, the soul of Elijah is not an angel, nor is the soul of the Messiah; those who propose such things lack understanding of the Gospel of Truth and remain bound up in the ignorance, the illusion of separation. The soul of Elijah, and soul of the Messiah, correspond with the realization of the inmost mysteries of the Soul of Supernal Adam (Adam Elyon) and the Soul of Primordial Adam (Adam Kadmon); hence, the image and likeness of Yahweh Elohim that is established above the heavens and the angels, though for a little while it is given to appear below them, all as ordained by the Infinite and Eternal One.

In this perhaps you may understand that when the Spirit of God (Ruach Elohim) descended at the Sacred Jordan and Yeshua came into being as the Messiah, the very same Supernal Influx was embodied in Yohanan. It was not given to the soul that appeared as Yohanan to be the Messiah, but rather it was given to the soul that appeared in Yeshua. Therefore, having initiated the movement of the revelation of Messiah and opened the way for the coming of the Messiah, Yohanan diminished himself in the world, restricting and concealing the great Light-presence and Light-power that was in him, and very swiftly he was taken from this world so that Adonai Yeshua could complete and perfect the Divine Action he began, the Revelation of the Holy Gospel.

In any world the Messiah appears, the soul of Elijah enters to open the way, and as there are countless world in the great matrix of creation, and therefore countless emanations of the Soul of the Messiah, so there are countless emanations of the soul of Elijah. Let those with understanding contemplate this well and meditate upon it, and acquire wisdom!
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Re: Teachings About Yohanan

#5 Postby Tau Malachi » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:01 am

Seeking the Vision of the Year

When the Day of Atonement approached Yohanan would send away travelers and he would take his disciples into the wilderness of the desert to a secret place, and there they would purify and prepare themselves for spiritual retreat. On that Holy Day they would fast and pray, and engage in repentance for the Community of Israel. In the culmination of their atonements they would pray for the hastening of the coming of the Messiah, invoking swift revelation of the salvation of Israel and the world. Yohanan would send his soul in ascent to atone for the people in heaven, in the interior Shekinah before the Throne of Glory, and he would offering prayers in the company of heaven for the forgiveness of sin, and for the nullification of heavenly decrees, joining to his prayers those of all living Tzaddikim, for he was the Holy Lamp of his generation, the Tzaddik of all Tzaddikim and the Baal Shem, head of the assemblies of prophets. As he prayed for the deliverance of souls, so also he prayed for the salvation of spirits and angels of creation, and he enacted the pacification and subjugation of accusing angels, fierce spirits and demons, enacting guardianship of the faithful and chosen ones. In the culmination of his divine actions on that Holy Day he would abide in the Palace of the Messiah, the Supernal Abode, in the most intimate communion with the Shekinah of the Messiah.

Then, when the Day of Atonement passed to the Head of the Year, for ten days he would lead his disciples in a great invocation and vigil seeking a vision of the coming year for the people. Through the Spirit of God that was in him, and through the spiritual powers of ministering angels that attended to him, he would elevate the souls of his disciples so that they might gaze into the heavens and chambers of the Holy Palace and have dreams and visions. At dawn on the first day they would ascend, seeking the knowledge of the Will of the Supernal One (Ratzon Elyon) in the coming year, and then day after day they would descend, running and returning, seeking knowledge of the Divine Actions of Wisdom, Understanding, Mercy, Judgment, Compassion, Victory, Glory, Righteousness and Sovereignty in the coming year, and the manifestation of the Holy Shekinah with the Community of Israel in that year. In this way, along with receiving a vision and the word of the Lord for the year, so they blessed the year, drawing down issuances of the Supernal Crown, all Divine Attributes and the heavens.

When the Head of the Year came and went, Yohanan and his disciples would return with a vision for the people and the word of the Lord (Yahweh) for them, and many would come out to the Sacred Jordan to hear Yohanan and his close disciples preach and utter prophecies, and many would seek to be baptized and blessed by them.
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Re: Teachings About Yohanan

#6 Postby Tau Malachi » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:46 am

Emanation of the Soul of Yohanan

According to the prophet Daniel the Soul of the Messiah emanates from the Ancient of Days (Atik Yomin), so also does the soul of Elijah, his soul emanates from the interior Shekinah of the Ancient of Days, who is called ‘Primordial Grandmother,’ or ‘Ancient Crone.’ Those with understanding know that she is also called ‘End-Of-Days,’ and emanating from the End-Of-Days so the soul of Elijah has intimate knowledge of it and is known as the the prophet or prophets in heaven and on earth - the ‘Great Seer,’ ‘Great Witness.’

This is the soul that was incarnate in Yohanan the Baptist, and the fullness of this soul, the essence of this heavenly soul, was embodied in him, joined with the fullness of the Spirit of God and spiritual powers of the heavens. In truth there was no one greater than him born of woman, though indeed there were other great holy and enlightened ones who were sent into this world and the one who is Messiah is exalted beyond him as the Lord of lords and King of kings.

As is known, Yohanan was conceived in the womb of a crone, Elizabeth, through the power of the Almighty (Shaddai) working a great wonder, and when his soul, the soul of Elijah, was sent into her womb, so something of the Ancient Crone came into her soul, sparks of the inmost Holy Shekinah of the Primordial and Supernal One, unknowable and nameless.
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Re: Teachings About Yohanan

#7 Postby Tau Malachi » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:22 am

Souls of the Father and Mother of Yohanan

The souls of Abraham and Sarah were reincarnate as Zachariah and Elizabeth, and just as Abraham and Sarah conceived Isaac in their old age through a wonder of God (Elohim), so also Zachariah and Elizabeth conceived Yohanan in their old age, and truly it was a great miracle. As is known, the soul of Abraham and Sarah is the ‘chariot’ of God’s Mercy (Hesed), but Isaac was from the left, the Side of Judgment, and was the ‘chariot of God’s Severity (Gevurah). The soul of Yohanan was also from the upper left, and was the chariot of God’s Understanding (Binah), the Head of the Pillar of Judgment. There are secret mysteries revealed in this for those with knowledge and understanding of the Holy Kabbalah. Contemplate this well!

Here we may say, Yohanan was, indeed, a very wild, fiery, zealous and fierce Tzaddik, and was known for his tendency of swift rebuke and severity with those who came to him, so much so there there were very few who could draw near to him, cleave to him, and so be received as his disciples. It is said that Yohanan had ten men who he received as disciples, but that he had only one disciple who could endure the full force and intensity of the Holy Shekinah that was with him, and the knowledge and power of Heaven that was in him, Yeshua; into Yeshua, the Messiah, alone he completely pour out the fire and light of his soul, and the fullness of the knowledge and power of Heaven that was in him. It was in Yeshua that the purpose and mission of his soul was fulfilled, therefore as soon as Adonai Yeshua came into being as the Messiah and returned from the wilderness preaching the Gospel, Yohanan send his two of his closest disciples to follow Adonai Yeshua and he swiftly departed from this world, his divine action being accomplished.
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Re: Teachings About Yohanan

#8 Postby Tau Malachi » Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:49 pm

Opening the Way on Earth, in Hells & Heavens

Yohanan opened the way for the coming of the Messiah on earth, in this world, and when his labor was accomplished in this world and his soul departed from his body in this world, so his soul went into those earths that are between this earth and Tibel-Vilon (first heaven), which some have called “purgatory,” and he went into the realms of fierce spirits, hungry ghosts, and Gehennom, hell realms, opening the way for the coming of the Messiah in them. Therein the soul of Yohanan labored until the time of the Holy Cross, and then he ascended through the seven heavens, opening the way in the heavens for the revelation of the Messiah in the resurrection and ascension. This was the divine action given to Yohanan, and he was willing and zealous to fulfill the Will of the Most High (Ratzon Elyon), and he was willing to the suffering of this labor, willing to a complete self-offering for the sake of the salvation of all, aware of the origin and emanation of his soul, his being, not from the matrix of creation and this world, but from the Pleroma of Light, Atzilut, and the Supernal One (El Elyon).

Such is the way of all true messengers of heaven, prophets, they are willing to do whatever is necessary, willing to a total and complete self-offering; but do understand, in this is the fulfillment of the inmost desire of the soul, the desire for knowledge of the of the Supernal One in unification, for the Infinite and Eternal is the All-Giver, and so are those who abide in conscious union, resembling the All-Giver in a total and complete self-offering. This we see with Yohanan and Yeshua, who are both willing to a complete self-offering for the sake of the salvation of this world, and worlds beyond. Praise God!
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Re: Teachings About Yohanan

#9 Postby Tau Malachi » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:13 pm

Birds & Bees

It is known that Yohanan was sustained upon wild honey and locusts, and water; he ate no other food and drank no strong drink, save for those occasions that honored the law and prophets in movements of the Spirit, and in devotion to the Queen of Shabbat, the Holy Shekinah. He reached into the hives of bees and gathered honey and honeycomb, and he was never stung, and birds of the air brought him locusts each day, and often ravens brought him these, and so he ate. The water he gathered from wild and secret places, but also from the living waters of the Sacred Jordan he would drink. In this way, God sustained him, such as no other who walked in this world.
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Re: Teachings About Yohanan

#10 Postby Tau Malachi » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:38 pm

Yohanan: The Wild Man

Yohanan was a wild man, a prophet filled with crazy wisdom; supernal knowledge and understanding was in him, and though in this world, he was not of this world. From his early youth he lived in the wilderness of the desert, first with the prophets of the assembly that taught and initiated him into the way of prophets and mysteries of The Name (Yahweh), and then in solitude for many years, with only the elements and wild things, and spirits and angels, for company; he enjoyed the opens spaces of the deserts, away from the minds of men, where there was clean air and simple clarity of the will of God, and a deep and intimate communion with the Living Presence of God. He had no interest in human habitations, cities or towns, and save that he was sent by the Spirit of the Lord (Yahweh) he would not enter into them; the ambitions of mortals had no hold over him, save those whose ambition was Heaven and God, those souls moved him and for them he would intervene in heaven. In compassion, though, when it was time, he made his encampment at the eastern boundary of the Land of Israel, at the Jordan River, so that the people who sought to return to God could come out to him, and he could open the way for their return, their salvation. From this encampment he would come and go, all as the Spirit moved him, and he was like the wind, no one knew when he was coming or going, but moving with the Spirit he was continually running and returning, ascending and descending, between earth and heaven, bringing revelations of the word of the Lord and visions for the people. Until the time an evil king held him captive no one could lay a hand upon him, or stand in his way, for the power of Heaven and God (Elohim) was in him, the angel of the Shekinah went before him, and no power in heaven or on earth had authority over him, but God and God alone. Truly, he was Baal Shem, Master of the Name.
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#11 Postby Tau Malachi » Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:12 am

The Angel of Yohanan

With holy and enlightened ones there is always an archangel and host of heaven that attends to them and labors with them in prayer, prophecy and wonderworking, and likewise, there is the angel of the holy ones, emanations of their body of light, glory, that may appear as a great angel or lesser angel, and that manifests corresponding spiritual knowledge and power, all as there is need in spiritual works and visitations of souls in dreams and visions. So it was with the prophet of the Gospel, Yohanan, there were archangels and hosts of heaven that attended to him, and angels were continually coming and going from him, and gathering around him, this was seen, heard and felt by those who drew close to him, and those who loved him and who were sensitive in the Spirit.

Though Yohanan would have little to do with human habitations, or towns and cities, but stayed out in the wilderness near the Sacred Jordan and people would come to him, often he would send his angel to people and would visit them in dreams and visions, teaching them, blessing them and giving prophecies, all as the Spirit moved him to do, all as each was able to receive, all as God willed. Many who came out to see him we driven by the Holy Spirit to seek him out, but many also came to him because his angel visited them and called them out into the wilderness to meet with Yohanan in the flesh and be baptized and blessed by him in this world.

There were many who came out to see Yohanan who spoke of visitations from his angel, and among them were not only those who recounted prophecies and revelations of secret mysteries, but also various wonders, miracles, such as sudden shifts in fortune, deliverance from dangers, healings and exorcisms, and at times communication of the Spirit, that seemed to transform not only their soul, but their body, their very flesh, as though they were set on fire and lit up with a great influx from Heaven.

In this, perhaps, you may understand that Yohanan was not bound by space and time, but that along with his spiritual works in his body, in this world, he labored in the spirit and in inner dimensions, touching many souls at great distances from him, and often souls who would never encounter him in that life, but who nevertheless in their spirit were his followers. This, of course, is true of all the holy and enlightened ones, though with Yohanan the company of heaven with him was very great, only being surpassed by the company of the Holy Shekinah of the Supernal One with Adonai Yeshua, the Messiah.
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Re: Teachings About Yohanan

#12 Postby Tau Malachi » Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:49 am

Twin Sisters From Sheba

There were twin sisters from the land surrounding Sheba that journeyed a great distance to draw near to Yohanan. They were lovely and regal dark skinned women, filled with the Spirit of God and wisdom. The Spirit drove them to seek out the prophet, for in a vision in dream that they shared together the angel of Yohanan visited them and in the dream there were set on fire with the Spirit. Having received the Spirit in this way they sold everything they had and they set out upon their long journey, and a star and an angel lead them along the way, and the angel of Yohanan continued to visit them in their dreams, teaching them the way of returning to God and mysteries of the kingdom and the Messiah.

They pitched their tent in the encampment that grew up nearby where Yohanan stayed, and each day they were in the assembly praying and worshipping with great zeal and joy; they were known to have the prophetic spirit, and often it would pass from them to others arounds them, and through them many also receive the Spirit. Their vigil of prayer and meditation between the times of worship was very deep, and they did not cease from prayer even in their sleep, and as Heaven loved them, so Yohanan loved them. Yohanan served as their Tzaddik for a time, until his death, and when he died they followed the Holy Bride, the Magdalene, becoming very close with her, Yohanan having prepared them as handmaidens in the Spirit for the Holy Bride.

These were two of a number of righteous women that Yohanan taught and blessed in secret, preparing them for the good company of the Holy Bride in the revelation of the Messiah.
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Re: Teachings About Yohanan

#13 Postby Tau Malachi » Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:30 am

Jealousy of Angels

Yohanan was teaching one evening and he said, “Be very careful when you invoke heaven and the angels, be certain first to repent and purify yourselves, and cleave to the Lord, joining your soul to the Holy Shekinah, for understand, there are many angels of creation that do not wish you well, and there are many angels in creation that are swift to enact fierce judgments upon those who are unclean and unrighteous in their way. There are many angels that are jealous of human beings, jealous the exalted station of their souls and the breath of the Eternal God that is placed within them. When souls become impure, falling into wickedness and sin, they make themselves subject to the authority and power of these jealous ones and they may stand as accusing angels against those souls or be set into motion as angels of wrath bringing severe judgments.

“Through pride and arrogance, and jealousy and envy, the Fallen were lead astray and brought down, and so now those angels are filled with rage and hatred, and there are other angels of creation tempted by these things too; if causing the fall of angels, how dangerous are these impure intentions and thoughts for us, who are mortals of flesh and blood, bound up in this ignorance, this darkness of matter? I tell you, you are wise to fear Heaven, and if you seek draw the attention of Heaven and enter into the dominions of the heavens, so you would be wise to purge yourself of such unclean things, and seek righteousness and truth.

“So I have been sent to you with a baptism for the forgiveness of sin, and with the word of the Lord (Yahweh), ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near!’ Receive this word of the Lord and take it to heart, and follow in the way I have shown you until the Messiah appears who is the King of Righteousness, King of Peace, the Lord of the Heavens. Very soon he shall appear and the entire company of Heaven will be with him, the vast hosts of the Eternal God (Yahweh Elohim). I tell you, the Day of the Lord is at hand!”
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Re: Teachings About Yohanan

#14 Postby Tau Malachi » Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:22 pm

Hands, Prophetic Prayer & Wonderworking

Yohanan taught his close disciples many secret mysteries, as was the way of the Masters of the Name (Baal Shem) who came before him. He revealed to them with power gestures of the hands (Yad) for prophetic prayers, and likewise the gestures with hands for the working of wonders, great movements of the powers of Heaven, and he taught them the art of laying on of hands for healing, blessing and peace. In the way of the prophets he taught them the two ways of blessing in the way of the sacred priesthood, and the mysteries of imparting blessings and empowerments through them, teaching the virtue and power of both variants of the gesture, along with the binding of the Divine Attributes (Sefirot) to the fingers when performing the gesture. He taught them the cupping hands before the face, and its sacred intentions, and the cupping of hands at the ears and its sacred intentions, both forward and backward cupping, and he taught the joining of hands and clasping of hands, or interlacing of fingers, and he taught them various ways and times of the clapping of hands in peace and wrath, and joy. He taught them the ‘bowl of reception’ cupping, as well as the ‘bowl of offering’ cupping, and the gesture of salutations at brow, heart and belly in noble submission. He taught the gesture of laying hands on the earth, and the gesture of hands in the support of heaven, the gesture of seeing in ascent and the gesture of feeling in descent, and the gesture of striking out, or crossing the threshold, the gesture of parting veils and sealing them, and the gesture of arising from the dead, and many more gestures with arms and hands. So he taught them the way of uplifting with hands and drawing down with hands, and a secret gesture that would only have power when all was accomplished by the Messiah, but that was given to them ahead of time as ordained by the Supreme, invoking the hastening of the coming of the Messiah. He taught them the Divine Actions (Sefirot) associated with each finger of the two hands, and how to move the powers of Heaven with gestures of the finders and hands, and arms, as well as powers on the earth and spaces in between.

In this way he taught them the power of Mercy and Judgment, and Compassion, in prayer and various spiritual works, actions.

Understand, the mystery of all of this is contained in a Secret Name of God of Forty-Two Letters at the very outset of the Holy Torah, mystery of the great powers of creation, the heavens and earth; hand (Yad) equalling fourteen, so ‘three hands’ of Mercy, Judgment and Compassion (totaling forty-two), all manifestations of power set into the hands of the Human One (Adam), all as ordained by the Supreme (El Elyon).

Understand, when power is set into the hands of the holy ones, so the power of the hands of Yahweh is in their hands, the Right and Left, and in this way they are empowered to move the spiritual forces of heaven and earth through movements of their hands with conscious intention. This Yohanan taught his close companions in great detail and in movements of great power, showing them the movements of the Spirit of God through the arms and hands so that they might know and understand.

Contemplating this, it is worthy to note that Yohanan, or Yonah, as well as Yeshua, or Yoshua, begins with Yod; and so Yonah and Yeshua, two ‘hands’ of the Eternal God (Yahweh Elohim), Left and Right, Judgment and Mercy, manifest in the world, respectively.

They were like twins of lighting, thunder, but then, also like one gazing into a mirror seeing oneself, though apparently opposite in ‘sides,’ but serving the One God, the True Light.
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Re: Teachings About Yohanan

#15 Postby Tau Malachi » Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:08 pm

The Redemption of Yonah

In Hebrew the name of Yohanan (Dove) is Yonah, and there is a sacred intention in the soul of Elijah taking up this name when he returned to open the way for the Messiah. As the Master of the Masters of the Name, the head of all prophets of Israel, he sought the redemption of the soul of Yonah, the tikkune, the mending and healing of that soul among the prophets of Israel. As is known, when called as a messenger of heaven Yonah sought to flee from the Shekinah of the Lord (Yahweh) and so found himself in the belly of a great fish, but was delivered from Strict Judgment by the hand of the Lord. Though the mission given to him was completely successful, and a rare occasion in this world among the messengers of heaven, he again fell into himself and was left in bitterness, removing himself from the Holy Shekinah. Taking up this name, the soul of Elijah took sparks of the soul of Yonah into himself, so that the soul of Yonah might receive his merit and rightly stand among the prophets free from burdens and judgments in the End-Of-Days, and be able to receive revelation of the World-To-Come and be established in it. This is the way of great souls among the people of the One God, they seek to uplift all souls with them and bring souls into their spiritual and supernal realization; in the Sacred Heart of love and compassion they are unwilling to leave even one soul behind, and so they enact skillful means in wisdom (Hokmah), seeking the redemption of all - the enlightenment and liberation of all.

It is said that when the soul of Elijah returned as the Baptist he took sparks from many souls into his soul so that they should be uplifted and redeemed with him, receiving his merit, his light power, as their own; the end of his life was a direct expression of this compassionate intention in self-offering, much like the self-offering of Yeshua Messiah for the sins of the world.
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Re: Teachings About Yohanan

#16 Postby Tau Malachi » Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:08 am

Praying in the Middle of the Night

Yohanan would go out and pray in secret at night, and going out at midnight he would allow no one to go out with him. So, it was his habit to pray in the midst of the night in seclusion, and commune with Heaven and God alone. When Yeshua joined his gathering to receive teachings of the Kabbalah and initiation, however, he would often take Yeshua out with him in the middle of the night. They would entertain deep prayer and meditation together, and it is said that they spoke about inmost secret mysteries that even great angels were not allowed to hear, mysteries that would overwhelm souls, if they were heard, and cause them to depart the body, never to return. Yet these things were given to them, known by them, and they delighted in them, along with the immortals of the Supernal Abode who entertained their communion in the Light of the Infinite One.
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Re: Teachings About Yohanan

#17 Postby Tau Malachi » Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:01 am

Midwife & Handmaiden

Yohanan is called the midwife and handmaiden of the Holy Shekinah of the Infinite and Eternal One (Yahweh), for at the Sacred Jordan he was like a midwife of the Holy Shekinah as she gave birth to the Messiah in this world, and likewise, he performed the wedding ceremony of the Bridegroom and Holy Bride, joining them in holy union, and so he was like a handmaiden to the Holy Bride, Shekinah, in the bridal chamber, the witness of the intimate union of the Groom and Bride, having full knowledge of the secret mysteries of the bridal chamber, the inmost essence of the Holy Gospel.

There was nothing hidden from him of the Eternal Gospel, the Messiah, in the heavens or on the earth, for at the Sacred Jordan he shared in the great influx of the Spirit and Infinite Light with Adonai Yeshua; and so it was that they we like two great pillars of flashing fire and thunder in the Spirit of God (Ruach Elohim), the voice of the Almighty (Shaddai) proclaiming the Gospel of Truth in this world, redeeming the world.

They were like twins, resembling each other in the Spirit, so much so that often people would believe that Yeshua was Yohanan, even after Yohanan had departed the world.

Through this gate of light formed by these supernal pillars a new humanity, and new heaven and earth came into being, and all who desire to return to the Eternal God (Yahweh Elohim) shall enter into it and shall receive light and life without-end. Hallelu Yah! Praise the Lord!
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Re: Teachings About Yohanan

#18 Postby Tau Malachi » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:15 am

A Heavenly Man & Scroll

It was late one night and two beloved disciples sat with Yohanan by the fire. He had been been teaching them mysteries of Heaven and the Holy Palace of the Messiah within it. Just as he finished his teaching he said, “A messenger comes, do not gaze into his face.” Suddenly a man appeared out of the darkness bearing a sealed scroll and he drew near. There was a profound sense of peace and holiness with him, but also a certain ‘stirring of the air’ and strong presence came with him. He gave salutation to the prophet, bid him peace and blessed him, and gave praise to the Eternal God (Yahweh Elohim), the Almighty (Shaddai); and he knelt down next to Yohanan, broke the seal of the scroll and opened it. When the man did this the wind blew, stoking the fire so that it blazed, and as Yohanan read from the scroll in silence his face became radiant with a heavenly glory, and the man who was with him appeared to become self-radiant. The two disciples focused their attention upon Yohanan, averting their gaze from the messenger, and when Yohanan finished reading the scroll he inquired of his disciples, “Do you want to see?” One of them, speaking for both, said, “Yes, if it is God’s will we desire to see master!” Yohanan replied, “Then see!” As he said this he threw the scroll into the fire, and the fire took on a celestial appearance, letters flew out of the scroll into the night sky and it seemed as though the heavens, the stars, were swirling and dancing. Suddenly vision opened for them, and they saw the Rider in the Chariot, something like a Human Being of Light arrayed as a Holy King going out to battle in a fiery chariot composes of angels, and they saw countless luminous and fiery heavenly hosts moving swiftly with him as though charging into battle, and seeing this they were overwhelmed and could not continue to gaze. When they awoke the man and Yohanan were gone, the fire had died out, and the subtle light of dawn shone; they bowed down in that very place in prayer, and worshipped the Eternal One, and abiding in awe and wonder they gave praise and thanks, ending in profound and utter silence.

They understood that the messenger was a ‘heavenly man,’ an angel of God, and they were amazed by what they witnessed.

When they saw Yohanan later that day he said to them, “Now you have seen that deliverance is at hand, the Day of the Lord is coming! Hallelu Yah! When it is time there is more that Heaven will reveal to you, but now is not the time. Remember what you have seen, and wait upon the Spirit of the Lord to move with you again. Amen.”
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Re: Teachings About Yohanan

#19 Postby Tau Malachi » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:22 am

Snake Bite

One evening there was a man in the encampment close to were Yohanan stayed who was bitten by a desert cobra and was near death. When they brought him to Yohanan he was unable to speak or move, and the breath of life was barely in him. They told Yohanan what had happened. There was a place with some rugs upon the ground and the man was laid there. Yohanan went to him and he told a disciple to bring up a pitcher of water and told another to bring a torch. Yohanan and some of his disciples prayed over the man for some time and incense was offered to the Lord, some women in the distance were wailing and mourning, and offering songs of prayer common when it was perceived the angel of death was drawing near. After some time Yohanan baptized the man with water and passed fire over him, from foot to head and head to foot three times, and he laid hands upon the man, and suddenly the man was well, delivered from the bite of the venomous serpent. Yohanan told them to give the man food and drink, and after the man had taken food and drink Yohanan ministered to him.

Yohanan said to the man, “You passed through a testing of your faith, and you have endured, staving off the venom of the serpent, and so God Almighty (El Shaddai) has healed you and restored your life. Give praise to God, and when the time comes make a redemption offering for another. Return to your home, and wait there for the Messiah to come. When he comes follow him; he will teach you the Way of the Redeemer.”

The man set out for his home the very next day, honoring the words of the prophet and rejoicing in what God had done for him.

Later, in a passing remark to his disciples Yohanan said to them, “The serpent will remain in the world until the End-Of-Days so that all might be put to the test, but those who are gathered in the Anointed of God shall not succumb to the venom of the serpent, but they shall overcome the power of the serpent and be victorious in the Lord (Yahweh).”
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Re: Teachings About Yohanan

#20 Postby Tau Malachi » Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:39 pm

Knowledge of Death and Resurrection

There was a time when a woman approached Yohanan asking for the resurrection of her son who had died during the night. She said to Yohanan, “I know you are a great prophet of the Living God (Elohim Hayyim) and that the power of Heaven is with you, and I know there are many who say that you are the soul of Elijah returned, one who has the power to resurrect the dead. I have no husband and my beloved son has died, I pray that you will come with me and raise him from death to life, for he is all that I have in this world.” Yohanan was deeply moved by the plight of the widow, but he said to her, “Mother, I cannot do what you ask of me. I am not Elijah, and it is not given to me to raise the dead, but it is the one who is coming after me to whom it is given to raise the dead and to bring salvation; the keys of life and death, heaven and hell, are in his hands, and he holds the authority of Mercy and Judgment. I tell you this, though, through the power and glory of the one who is coming, and through the grace of the Eternal One (Yahweh) that is in him, as I stand before you today in this world, so shall the souls of your husband and son stand before you in the World-That-Is-Coming. If you receive the Anointed of God, so also shall they receive the anointing with you, and through the Anointed they will be raised to eternal life, and their souls will be united with the Light of the Infinite One. Soon the Anointed will appear, when he does go with the women who follow him and a greater work of God will be done for you than what you have asked this day. Those who mourn are blessed, and so you are blessed and will be well received in the Holy One.”

Yohanan had intimate knowledge of death, the afterlife and resurrection, but he would not raise the dead for it was not given to him by God to do so in his lifetime. Having this knowledge, however, he did have the knowledge and power of sending souls into afterlife states and heavens so that they might have direct knowledge of those mysteries, and there were a few among his disciples and followers who he enacted this with, causing their souls to take flight and then return to their bodies with knowledge and understanding of mysteries of death and the afterlife, and the transmigrations of souls (gilgulim).
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Re: Teachings About Yohanan

#21 Postby Tau Malachi » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:21 am

Passing the Spirit

Yohanan the Baptist was filled with the Spirit of God (Ruach Elohim) and the power of Heaven was with him, and baptizing many he passed the Spirit to many, uplifting them in return to God. Through glance and through gaze he passed the Spirit, and through voice and breath he passed the Spirit, and through the laying on of hands and gestures of hands he communicated the power of Heaven that was with him. At times, when souls drew very close to him and were beloved to him, he would throw his prayer shawl over them, invoking the Holy Shekinah to rest upon them in full glory and power so that their soul might be taken up to the Throne of Glory and they might acquire knowledge of God and the coming of the Kingdom through seeing and hearing in the Holy Spirit, the interior Shekinah.

So, too, Yohanan passed the Spirit to many through visitations of his angel, visiting people in dreams and in visions during their times of prayer, meditation and worship; he uplifted many in return to God in this way, and those he blessed, the Lord (Adonai) was with them.

At times, simply being in his presence, souls received the Spirit of God and were taken up in the Spirit; he walked in beauty and holiness, and was a radiant presence in this world, like a Great Star of Heaven come down.

This is the way of all Holy Tzaddikim who walk among us, filled with the Holy Spirit, but the brilliance of Yohanan is superior to them all; only the Messiah is exalted beyond him, the one who is the Lord of Heaven (Adon Shamaim).
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Re: Teachings About Yohanan

#22 Postby Tau Malachi » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:41 am

Staff of Yohanan

When Yohanan sojourned out into the wilderness of the desert he walked with his holy staff, and at times when he was preaching in the assembly he would take it up, and likewise at times in prayer and invocation, working wonders. His holy staff was a plain stick in appearance, much like any other, but there was great power in it and it was like a lightning rod of heaven; whenever he uplifted it in the Holy Shekinah the power of the Almighty (Shaddai) was revealed and great wonders transpired. Once it was seen that his staff transformed into a serpent, at other times it is said to have appeared like a burning tree, and sometimes, truly, like the prophet was holding a bolt of lightning in his hands, the stick becoming a radiant brilliance sending forth a great sound-vibration into the space surrounding him.

At times, when he wished to pass power to people he touched them with his staff, and sometimes he passed the staff to them letting them hold it. Some who held his holy staff said that it seemed like it was alive, that is seemed to vibrate and move in their hands, and even seemed to breathe!

Of course, the power in the staff was the power in Yohanan, and apart from him and the Holy Shekinah with him, truly, it was just a stick, an ordinary piece of wood like any other.

When the time for him to depart the world came he instructed his disciples to break the staff burn it in a fire so that no one would make an idol of it and fall into grave error through it.
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Re: Teachings About Yohanan

#23 Postby Tau Malachi » Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:14 pm

The Food of the Prophet

The Holy Scriptures teach us that the food of Yohanan the Baptist was “locusts and wild honey.” Understand what this means, and seek to acquire the wisdom conveyed!

Locusts are grasshoppers in a swarm, but when they swarm they change. They become more powerful, and their shape and appearance changes, and they become very dark in color, even black in appearance. They are in a frenzy and have an insatiable appetite, and they devour everything in their path that they can eat, until the movement ends that generated the swarm and they die. It is a path of utter self-destruction, madness, and in their wake they leave misery, famine and pestilence, and death. Thus, in ancient times, locusts were associated with evil, demons, and truly, such is the nature of fierce spirits and demons, as creatures of fear, anger and hatred they are mad beyond belief, and they delight in causing pain and destruction, even to their own demise.

The prophet fed upon locusts and wild honey, so he fed upon the spiritual power of unclean and evil spirits - ‘eating demons,’ transforming the spiritual power of the Other Side into the service of the kingdom of heaven and God, the True Light. He engaged in the pacification, enrichment, subjugation and destruction of spiritual forces of the Other Side, liberating the sparks of the Infinite Light bound up in them.

“Wild honey,” this corresponds with the spiritual powers of Heaven, the spiritual powers of angels of God, these too fed and sustained the prophet, and with them he served the kingdom of heaven and brought about the glorification and revelation of God, the True Light.

Thus, Yohanan fed upon, drew upon, the spiritual forces of the heavens and the hells, and with them he served the Heaven of heavens and the Eternal One (Yahweh); having knowledge of the True Light, Clear Light, primordial and supernal, he was given power over the light and darkness, good and evil, the living and the dying.

In this, perhaps, you may recall a teaching of the Messiah, who Yohanan taught and initiated, and served to open the way before him, “I have food that you do not know about.” As we know, Yeshua Messiah was speaking of the Word of Yahweh, but that Word is inseparable from the True Light, Clear Light, and all who embody this supernal realization have this power to fed upon ‘locusts and wild honey,’ and truly in their soul they are entirely sustained by it, and are able to sustain and give sanctuary to many other living spirits and souls. Praise God!
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Re: Teachings About Yohanan

#24 Postby Tau Malachi » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:40 pm

Things of the Prophet

As is known, Yohanan fed upon locust and wild honey, and lived in the wilderness near the Sacred Jordan; he wore a garment woven of camel’s hair and a girdle of leather, and he had a horn for oil and staff as the prophets before him, and a prayer shawl, a ‘mantle.’ His nature was that of a solitary, and a wild man, a man of crazy wisdom touched by the Spirit of God, and he lived in poverty in this world, and yet, held the wealth of the entire wisdom treasury and light treasury of heaven at his disposal.

Locusts and wild honey, these were the powers of hells and heavens brought into the service of the Lord, the powers of demons and angels serving the Heaven of heavens; the garment of camel’s hair, this was the merit of enlightenment stretching into countless lives past, and the knowledge of the gilgulim, the transmigrations of souls, and the understanding of how souls will be liberated; the leather girdle, this was mastery of the bestial inclination - desire and fear, and the realization of the full force of will and desire uplifted, directed inward, upward, Godward - desire only for the kingdom of heaven and God, full zeal of the Eternal One (Yahweh).

If anyone is seeking righteousness and the enlightenment of their soul, let them contemplate this well, and understand!

A horn for oil of anointing, a holy staff and a prayer shawl, all of these things were for the sake of others, the blessing and empowerment of others, the salvation of others; they were as the “three hands” of the Lord (Yahweh), skillful means of Wisdom through the divine actions of Mercy, Severity and Compassion for the enlightenment and liberation of souls, all in the love of the Lord and one’s neighbor.
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Re: Teachings About Yohanan

#25 Postby Tau Malachi » Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:56 am

Appearances of the Prophet

When the soul of Elijah returned, serving as a messenger upon the earth, he appeared as a man, Yohanan, and so it was when he departed this world, passing through the seven earths, seven hells and seven heavens opening the way for the coming of the Risen and Ascended Messiah, he assumed the appearance of those to whom he appeared, and took up divine actions in harmony with the realm or world in which he appeared, moving with the power of the Heaven of heavens, the Pleroma of Light, though restricting and concealing the greater glory and power of the interior Shekinah that was with him.

He labored in the earths and hells until the Messiah descended and appeared in them, and then he labored in the dominions of the chieftains, the celestial rulers, and in the heavens until the Messiah ascended and appeared in them, and in each realm and world he appeared as a great presence and power resembling the spiritual powers in them, preaching the Gospel and engaging in the works of the Almighty (Shaddai), performing wonders.

Even in his ministry on earth the appearance of Yohanan would often transform, and people would recount seeing him in different ways. At times he appeared as a man, sometimes young, sometimes old, sometimes he appeared in the resemblance of himself, sometimes as though an entirely different person. At times, in powerful movements of the Spirit, his disciples said that he would appear like an angel, a great power of heaven, or as though one who was composed of light or fire, and at times they said it was as though he was taken up, vanishing from sight, only to reappear as the Spirit moved in his dance with the Holy Shekinah and the angels of God.

Similar things are said of the appearance of Yeshua Messiah, but with all of this he is the Anointed of God (El) who was raised from the dead, who walked on earth again in the resurrection and who engaged in the rite of ransom redeeming the world, and likewise redeeming souls throughout the entirety of creation.

Yohanan was the opener of the Way and Yeshua was the Way, the Savior.
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Re: Teachings About Yohanan

#26 Postby Tau Malachi » Wed Apr 26, 2017 9:23 am

Fifty Gates of Understanding

As is known, there are Fifty Gates of Understanding (Binah), and these correspond with the great powers of creation, and with their manifestation above and below. At Sinai, and as he lead the children of Israel as they wandered in the wilderness of the desert, Moses was able to open forty-nine gates, but he could not open the Fiftieth Gate, for he was not the Messiah, the One Anointed with the fullness of the Infinite Light and Spirit.

The forty-nine gates are opened through the prayers of Holy Tzaddikim who are able to uplift their soul to the Throne of Glory and pray in Heaven, but the Fiftieth Gate can only be opened by God, and God alone; through prayers of God to God it is opened. That Holy Gate, in truth, is God, is the Messiah, and so is called ‘salvation,’ and the opening of that Gate of Light is the outpouring of Supernal Grace, Supernal Mercy, God giving Godself to those who desire to return to God, those who draw near seeking unification with the Infinite One (Ain Sof).

When Yohanan and Yeshua came together at the Sacred Jordan and the fullness of the Infinite Light and Spirit descended upon Yeshua, in that very moment the Fiftieth Gate was flung open, and we may say that they became as living pillars of that Gate of Light on that Holy Day. Praise God!

The full blessing, and full knowledge and power of that Holy Gate, was not imparted to the world until the resurrection, however; it was then, and in the ascension, that the secret mysteries of this Gate of Light were revealed.

In this, perhaps, you may understand the Holy Fire of Pentecost as the issuance of this Holy Gate, the gifting of its knowledge and power to us.
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Re: Teachings About Yohanan

#27 Postby Tau Malachi » Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:38 am

Knowledge of The Name

Yohanan was a Baal Shem, a Master of the Name, and so he held intimate knowledge of the Holy Shekinah and the Names of God. To his close disciples he taught knowledge of The Name (Yahweh) and the various Names of God, he taught them permutations of The Name, and unifications of the Names of God for the sake of worship and various divine actions of the kingdom of heaven; he instructed them on the way of cleaving and unification of their soul with the Shekinah and the Names, and how to become chariots of the Shekinah, Names and powers of Heaven for the people.

As Baal Shem so Yohanan held knowledge of the Seventy-Two Names of God in Judgment (Gevurot) revealed at the parting of the Red Sea, and his closest disciples he taught how to invoke these Holy Names and their powers for the deliverance of the people and hastening of the coming of the Messiah in the End-Of-Days. To those few to whom he taught the Names of Judgment he said, “Listen and hear, and understand! These Holy Names are a great power of God and Heaven gifted to us, but the one coming after me bears a greater power, for he holds the knowledge and power of the Seventy-Two Names of God in Mercy (Hasidim) and he will reveal them to you and add their power of God and Heaven to you, and he will teach you the unification of Judgment and Mercy, the way of the Great Exodus, and so in him the revelation of the Seventy-Two Names of God will be complete in Judgment, Mercy and Compassion.”

The masters of the tradition have said that when Yeshua Messiah appeared in the upper room to his close disciples in the resurrection and imparted the fullness of the Holy Spirit to them, and empowered them in Mercy and Judgment, that he invoked these Holy Names of God with them in Mercy, Judgment and Compassion, completing and perfecting their knowledge and understanding of The Name, gifting to them the authority and power of Supernal Grace, Supernal Mercy, and the wisdom of skillful means for the salvation of souls, the enlightenment and liberation of souls. Thus it was in the upper room that the revelation of the Seventy-Two Names of God was complete, and we may say that the full influx of this knowledge and power transpired in the upper room on Pentecost.
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Re: Stories About John the Baptist

#28 Postby Tau Malachi » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:01 am

The Afterlife & Soul Ascents

Yohanan the Baptist held intimate knowledge of the afterlife, and the seven heavens, seven earths and seven hells, and various realms and worlds in between, and he had knowledge of the kingdom of heaven, the Heaven of heavens, the Pleroma of Light. Having full knowledge of The Name, so he had knowledge of how to engage mystical ascents of the soul into all manner of realms and worlds of the astral, spiritual and supernal dimensions, and in these ascents his soul traveled through the heavens, earths and hells, and enter into the Great Palace of the Messiah in the Supernal Abode; and given the soul that was in him, the soul of Elijah, so in his soul there was the wisdom of divine rapture, primordial and supernal enlightenment.

He taught his disciples of the afterlife in precise details, and he taught them the way of mystical ascensions of the soul so that they might have direct knowledge of the mysteries and be well established in the way of the Great Ascension. One evening, when he was teaching some of his disciples mysteries of the Day of Judgment and the afterlife, he said to those who were with him, “Listen! You must be raised from the dead while you are in this world, so that when you die you may have rest, and have life in the World-To-Come; do not be distracted, chasing after the vanities of this world, but seek knowledge of God (Elohim) and Heaven, and labor with zeal, all your might, for the realization of your soul in the World-That-Is-Coming.”
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Re: Stories About John the Baptist

#29 Postby Tau Malachi » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:55 am

The Queen & Lord of Shabbat

In the assembly of Yohanan he taught his disciples and followers to invite and welcome the Queen of Shabbat, the Holy Shekinah, with zeal and great joy. They would go out, and facing the place of the setting sun on the Eve of Shabbat, they would pray, and invoke, and rejoice in the Queen of Shabbat, dancing before her, and returning to the place of their gathering they would bring her with them into the assembly. At dawn on Shabbat he taught them to invite and welcome the Lord of Shabbat, and so, facing the place of the rising sun, they would pray, invoke and rejoice in the coming of the Messiah, the Lord of Shabbat. Thus, he taught them to invite and welcome the Holy Bride and Royal Groom, and he taught remembrance and keeping of the Holy Shabbat as though a wedding feast, a time of joy and the good of life, true light and life; the culmination of the Holy Shabbat he taught was the mystery of the bridal chamber, the conception of the Life Divine, and so they would meditate at the conclusion of the Shabbat and abide in the rest, the repose following the consummation of union.

The way Yohanan led his disciples and followers in the remembrance and keeping of Shabbat was a prophecy set into action, an invocation of things to come, all as ordained by the Supernal One (El Elyon); as we know this prophecy was fulfilled in the appearance of Yeshua Messiah and his Holy Bride, the Magdalene.
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Re: Stories About John the Baptist

#30 Postby Tau Malachi » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:49 am

Following as Given by God

A man traveled to see the prophet and he sought to be baptized. He came to Yohanan and said, “In a dream I saw you and I felt called to come out to see you. I seek to return to God, I pray you will baptize me.” Yohanan answered him, “The Lord (Yahweh) is willing, and I am willing, come to the living waters with me, repent and be reborn in the Living God (Elohim Hayyim).” They went down to the edge of the Sacred Jordan, and waded into the water, and Yohanan immersed the man and blessed him. Rising up out of the waters the man was touched by the Spirit of God, and he exclaimed, “I feel called to stay with you, but I have a home and fields, and a wife and children; if you give the word, I will set my servants in charge of my household and return and follow you. It is the will of God!” Yohanan said to him, “These are given to you by God (Elohim), and through these it is given that you serve God and the kingdom of heaven. This is the way given to you by God. Those given to me are wanderers and solitaries, they have no home, own no property and are not given in marriage, but God has given them another way and it is natural to them, they were predestined to it. The way given to you is good and true, and through it you can draw very near to God (El); return to your home and family, live in righteousness according to your faith, loving God and loving your neighbor, offering tithe and tending to those in need, and when the Messiah appears, receive him and follow in the Way just as God has ordained for you. Peace be upon you!”
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#31 Postby Tau Malachi » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:43 am

Wrapped in the Elements

At times when Yohanan would pray and invoke he would wrap himself in the elements as an a prayer shawl, and so he would merge with the Spirit of God in the elements, in space, air, fire, water and earth, and just as the powers of heaven moved with him so also the powers of the elements. At times he was known to invoke great storms in the desert, and commune with heaven and the Eternal One (Yahweh) in the midst of them, and likewise at times he was known to calm fierce storms bringing sudden stillness and peace. It is said that he “loved to ride lightening” and that with his staff his disciples once saw him bring flashing fire down upon a demon, banishing one of the fallen ones from the earth. Once when he was in spiritual retreat with three beloved disciples, and the Eternal One drew near to him, there was a fierce wind, such as they had never experienced, and an earthquake, and an intense fire with radiant heat, and then within a spacious silence that followed there was an otherworldly harmony of sound-vibration that arise, a voice speaking with the prophet, revealing things to come and things to be done by him.

Needless to say when his disciples would witness the power of the elements move with him, along with the powers of the heavens, they would be taken up in awe and wonder, and the fear of God (Elohim) would come upon them, great reverence for the Almighty (Shaddai) and the works of the Almighty revealed to them through Yohanan and the prophets before him. Though his disciples often beheld such movements of the Holy Shekinah, the Holy Spirit, with Yohanan, from most people he concealed the greater knowledge and power that was in him, so that few even among his followers knew the fullness of the Living Presence that was with him and that manifested as him. To those who knew the Living Presence that was in him who inquired why he kept it hidden he would say, “Through concealing there is revealing, and it is given for me to conceal and take action in secret, but to the one coming after me it is given to reveal and take action in the open so that all might see and know the works of the Eternal God (Yahweh Elohim) and return to the Holy One. It is given to me to open the way before him, but it is he who is the Way, the Anointed of God.”

Thus concerning these things Yohanan swore those having knowledge of them to keep it as long as he lived, but after his death they began to share with people who he was, the soul of Elijah returned.
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#32 Postby Tau Malachi » Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:55 pm

Master of the Name & the Dragon

As is known, a Baal Shem, Master of the Name, is also a Baal Leviathan, Master of the Dragon, for having complete knowledge of The Name (Yahweh) and Tree of Life, they also have perfect knowledge of the Other Side, the Tree of Death - knowledge of the ‘fig leaves.’ Therefore they understand the way of sorcerers, and have knowledge of how to diminish their power, break their curses, overcome the evil eye, and vanquish those evildoers.

In those days there were many sorcerers in the land, along with many false prophets, and Yohanan was very fierce with them and would often contend with them for the sake of spirits and souls that they oppressed, seeking to deliver and redeem those spirits and souls. Very often people would come to Yohanan who were suffering a curse, or upon whom the evil eye had been cast, and he would shatter the spells and enchantments of sorcerers and soothsayers, and overthrow them. On occasion there were those sorcerers foolish enough to attempt to engage in a magical assault on the prophet himself, or one one of his disciples, and they were swiftly met with the full force of the warriors of heaven, the wrath of heaven, and were utterly defeated. Against such wickedness and evil Yohanan hardly needed to pray or lift a finger, for the angel of the Holy Shekinah always went before him and her good company, the hosts of heaven, was always with him, and so his enemies were swiftly delivered into his hand.
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#33 Postby Tau Malachi » Mon May 01, 2017 8:51 am

Souls of the Disciples

Before the soul of Elijah incarnated again his disciples were given to him in heaven, ten souls of higher grades that would be able to draw near and cleave, and endure the blazing manifestation of the Holy Shekinah with him. As Yohanan was set into the womb of Elizabeth through the power of the Almighty (Shaddai), so also were the souls of his disciples, and something of the Shekinah that would be with Yohanan was also placed into their mother’s wombs, along with holy sparks of the soul of Elijah, whether sparks of his heavenly and supernal soul, his spirit or his vital soul. As it was with Yohanan, so it was with these holy ones, their souls were drawn from the Side of Judgment, the Upper Left, and so the gathering of disciples with him shared in his soul root. This matrix of souls was a great force invoking the swift coming of the Messiah, heralding the coming of the kingdom of heaven, bolstering the faith of the people and the fear of the Lord (Yahweh) in them, giving strength to the hosts of heaven and their influence in the world, and revealing the works of the Almighty, the Eternal God (Yahweh Elohim).

There was Yohanan and ten disciples. Four of them came from the prophetic assembly that had taught and initiated Yohanan, and six were called to him by the Spirit of God from their places in life when he appeared in the wilderness at the Sacred Jordan. The spirit of prophecy was with all of them and all of them had great zeal for the Eternal One (Yahweh) and heaven. Truly, they were sent by God from heaven, messengers of heaven, and as with Yohanan they lived in this world like angels, having no interest in the way of the world and the beasts of the field; all of them were souls of spiritual humanity, the spiritual Community of Israel.

As is known, with these the soul of Yeshua was joined, though his soul root was not the same, and as Yohanan and Yeshua invoked and receive the Soul of the Messiah into the world, so they served as a great and holy womb giving birth to the Messiah in this world, initiating the movement, the divine action, that Yeshua would take up as the Lamb of God, the Redeemer.

With the soul of Elijah in Yohanan and the soul of Yeshua, so there were twelve souls that formed the inner circle of Yohanan; in his outer circle of influence he had many followers, but he had very few close disciples of his inner circle, receiving only those given to him by God (Elohim).

Some of Yohanan’s inner circle would go on to follow Yeshua Messiah, while others would continue the lineage of the Baptist after his death, tending to a perpetual vigil to hasten the coming of the Messiah in the End-Of-Days and the realization of the World-To-Come, and sharing his secret wisdom for generations.
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#34 Postby Tau Malachi » Mon May 01, 2017 10:28 am

Self-Sacrifice

Yohanan foresaw his death at the hands of King Herod, but he would not cease from preaching or flee into the wilderness of the desert to save his life, for as with Adonai Yeshua, he had come intending a full self-offering for the sake of the healing of creation and the redemption of souls. As is known, contending the an evil king and queen, and with sorcerers, the priests of Baal, when Elijah was victorious against those wicked ones they were taken out and were beheaded; and so it was that the soul of Elijah returning as Yohanan was destined to beheading, paying the price of his zeal for the Eternal One (Yahweh). Returning, he took this upon himself. Yet all in a mystery, as the Supernal One (El Elyon) ordained, the death of Yohanan was for the sake of a distraction, confusing the rulers (archons) so that they would believe that they had vanquished the Messiah, though they had not. This bought time, as it were, for the earthly ministry of the Messiah, the preaching of the Gospel of Truth and all of the various divine actions of the Messiah - the works of God (Elohim), for because of the self-sacrifice of Yohanan the rulers did not realize who the Messiah was until it was too late to stop his full divine action, his mission and work.

In this, perhaps, you may understand that just as Yeshua made himself a holy sacrifice for the salvation of the world, so also Yohanan made himself a holy sacrifices for the sake of redemption; these great ‘twins of heaven’ offered their lives together for the preaching of the Holy Gospel, the enlightenment and liberation of living spirits and souls, taking the sin, the karma of the world upon themselves and opening the way of the Great Exodus. It was Adonai Yeshua, though, who was raised from the dead, conquering sin and death, and giving spirits and souls eternal life, salvation; he was the Messiah, the Anointed of God.
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#35 Postby Tau Malachi » Mon May 01, 2017 12:58 pm

Two Branches of Lineage

Once Yeshua came into being as the Messiah and returned from the wilderness preaching the Gospel of Truth, and Yohanan had accomplished all of the spiritual works he was to do, he gathered his disciples so that they might pray and worship together, and he blessed them, imparting to each of his disciples a word of knowledge, special instruction and a special blessing - a prophecy of things to come for them, as though a father to his sons before his death. As he blessed them he established two branches of his lineage. Some he blessed and he sent them to follow the Messiah, Yeshua, and to labor in his circle of followers, but some he blessed and established them in his line that would continue after him, a lineage that would labor to impart knowledge of the way of the ancient prophets apart from the temple cult, joined with knowledge of the Works of Salvation in the Messiah, and that would labor to hasten the coming of the Messiah in glory and victory, and great beauty, crowned and conquering in the End-Of-Days, abiding as secluded prayer warriors and exorcists in the ongoing battle against the spiritual forces of wickedness and evil in the world.

Concerning those who would carry on sharing his secret wisdom he admonished them not to go out seeking converts, but to receive those people as followers who sought them out, who were led to them by the Spirit of God, and he told them that from among the following they were to receive few as disciples, and to anoint as elders only those who were chosen by the Eternal One (Yahweh) through the witness of the Holy Spirit.

Thus Yohanan left behind a Spirit-filled lineage of secluded prophets and prayer warriors engaged in secret works for the kingdom of heaven that generate small gatherings scattered here and there in various lands. It has been said that something of this lineage continues to exist to this very day.
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#36 Postby Tau Malachi » Mon May 01, 2017 4:30 pm

The Demon & the Spear

There was a time when Yohanan heard of the sudden death and sudden madness of travelers who would turn aside from their journeys at a certain place along a trail in the wilderness of the desert, and hearing of it troubled him deeply, and in the Spirit he saw that a great demon had taking up residence and made a haunt of that place, having taken over a place of power in a cave on the hill overlooking where travelers often encamped. Hearing of this, and seeing what was happening, in the Living Presence (Shekinah) with him he was moved to take action. He called to him a disciple and told his disciple to go and acquire a spear and to bring it to him. Then he prayed over the spear his disciple brought to him, invoking into the spear powers from the warriors of heaven, and he called his circle of disciples into a vigil of prayer, prayers for the binding of demons and the shattering of heads of husks of impurity and darkness (klippot); and he set himself for seven days into a vigil of fasting and prayer.

When his time of fasting and prayer was complete he called two of his close disciples to travel with him, and setting out he said to them, “Let us invoke the angel of the Shekinah to be with us, let us invoke the good company of the Holy Shekinah,” and he began speaking mysteries of the Holy Torah and the prophets, and of the kingdom of heaven that was coming, and they went along the way to that place. Their travel was swift, and with a great presence and power, so though it was a four day journey, walking from morning to evening they arrived nearby, and there Yohanan began invocations, and called those disciples who were with him to pray with him, seeking to stir, and even provoke the demon.

In the midst of the night the demon came and sought to kill the prophet and sought to devour the light-power that was in him, and in his disciples; but Yohanan was waiting and was ready for the demon, and as the demon rushed in, Yohanan began to counter the demon’s every move, having knowledge of the ways and power of the demon, knowing its name and dominion. It came to pass that they fought and wrestled, but neither Yohanan, nor those who were with him, was harmed, let alone taken over by the demon. In the midst of the striving Yohanan threw the demon down up the earth, and in the witness of the two with him, thrust the spear through the belly of the demon - the place of the ‘heart’ of a demon, and he pinned the demon to the earth. Then, Yohanan arose in power, gazed, and drew an inward breath that was something like a whirling wind, drawing into himself the spirit of the demon, devouring it, and he then gazed upward, yelled out a word of power, a mystic word in rebuke, and it was as though thousands of flies spewed from his belly out of his mouth, all of the flies falling dead to the ground, the spirit of the great demon being utterly destroyed and brought to complete cessation.

When all of this was accomplished with the power of God Almighty ( El Shaddai) Yohanan broke the spear over his knee, they build a fire and cast the spear into it, and there they worshipped and rejoiced in the presence of the Lord (Yahweh), giving praise and thanks for the salvation that was coming, the cessation of sin and death, and all evil.

As those with understanding would know, this was a great power from the minions of Beelzebub, the "lord of the flies."

This was among the acts of Yohanan.
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#37 Postby Tau Malachi » Tue May 02, 2017 8:25 am

Exorcisms & Healings

People flocked to see Yohanan, not only because of the spirit of prophecy that was with him and to hear him preach, but also many went out to him seeking healing, and many were brought to him who were stricken and tormented by unclean and evil spirits, or hungry ghosts and demons. Often from those he healed he cast out unclean and evil spirits, delivering them from the oppression of their soul and severing cords binding them to the Spirit of the Other Side, and having healed their soul through the power of the Spirit and heaven in him, he would pray over them and lay hands upon them for the healing of their flesh, their body. Once they were healed he would call them to return to God (El, Elohim), and he would baptize them, or one of his disciples would baptize them, and to each person he delivered or healed through the power of the Almighty (Shaddai) he would speak a word of knowledge to them concerning the full mending of their soul and give them an instruction on righteousness and the way of the spiritual life for them, all as the Holy Spirit revealed to him.

Yohanan was well known as a exorcist and healer, as well as a wonderworker, but such are the spiritual gifts of those become Masters of the Name (Baal Shem) and are among the living Holy Ones (Tzaddikim, Hasidim). In his time he delivered and healed many, uplifting them in return to God, healing them of pains and various kinds of illness, such as leprous blemishes, fevers, lameness, physical weaknesses, shortness of breath, heart palpations, and so on, but it was not given to him to restore sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf, speech to the dumb, nor to resurrect the dead, for those were spiritual labors given to the Messiah who would come after him, as we see with Adonai Yeshua and the revelation of the full presence and power of the kingdom of heaven and God that was in him.
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#38 Postby Tau Malachi » Tue May 02, 2017 12:26 pm

Healing Back Pain

The friends of a man had compassion upon him and they carried him out to see Yohanan, praying that it might be God’s will that the prophet heal his crippling back pain that made it so that he could no longer walk. Yohanan was moved by the faith and love of his friends, and he was moved with compassion for the man and his suffering. He called some of his disciples to come near, and he invited the men to pray with his disciples and him over their friend, and as they prayed he uplifted his hands and his gaze to heaven, and he called those present with him to lay on hands with him, and in that very instant when Yohanan touched the man he was relieved of his great pain and healed, and he was able to get up and walk. Suddenly the Spirit came upon the man and he began dancing in joy, rejoicing in what God had done for him, and everyone who saw this was amazed that he could so swiftly dance and leap about. A powerful movement of worship broke out among those present, and following it Yohanan baptized the man and blessed him in the Name of the Lord (Adonai), and he said to the man, “Because of your faith and your offering of dancing before the Lord this will never return to you again. Go in peace and cleave to the Lord.”

Later Yohanan told the disciples who were with him that the man had gone astray and walked down the wrong path in life, and that this brought on his suffering, but dancing, rejoicing in the presence of the Lord and what God had done, rectified his error completely. Yohanan often spoke of the power of worshipping with the feet through joyous dance and its power to mend souls from various kinds of sin or error having to do with the ‘feet’ and how a soul ‘walks’ in this world, even from sins or errors of past lives.

There was much that Yohanan taught concerning praying with feet and hands, as well as the heart and mouth, and its power to heal and redeem souls.
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#39 Postby Tau Malachi » Tue May 02, 2017 2:20 pm

Saving the Son of a Pharisee

There was a Pharisee who was among the adversaries of Yohanan whose boy fell gravely ill with a fever. He had consulted physicians and used every remedy that he knew of to no avail, so the boy was near death. In the evening, following evening prayers, he made his way out to Yohanan. When he arrived Yohanan and some of his disciples and followers were sitting around a fire discussing mysteries of the Holy Torah and the prophets. The Pharisee stood nearby and did not intrude, waiting upon Yohanan to finish his teaching. Yohanan looked up at him, and said to him, “You have brought the angel of death into your house, there is a heavenly decree against you, and through your son the Lord is testing you, calling you to repent.” The man broke down into tears, knowing there was truth in the words of the prophet, and he said to Yohanan, “I repent before the Lord and before you, his servant. Your words are true. Please, tell me, what can be done? Is this unto death, or is there some way to nullify the heavenly decree?” Yohanan said to him, “Listen! Go and gather four sages of wisdom and invite them to your house, and through this night study the Holy Torah with them, and do so without distraction, and so you will stave off the angel of death for a time. In the morning, go to morning prayer and on your way give to the poor fifty silver coins, and let this be a redemption for the soul of your son; then, when you have given charity and have blessed the Name of the Lord (Yahweh) bring your son out to see me. This night I will pray for you and your son, and your wife, and I will pray that this heavenly decree be nullified, but you must do as I have asked you and you must keep faith and trust in the great mercy of God (El, Elohim). Do not give way to doubt!”

The man did what Yohanan asked of him, and in the morning he bought his son to Yohanan. Yohanan took the boy to the waters and he baptized him, and he prayed over him for healing, and he blessed the boy and called him Shimeon, saying, “From this day forward this shall be your name, for you have been reborn to this life and this day the Lord has delivered you and saved your life; let it be that the name of Reuben never be given again to any male child in your family, and that the name is never spoken again in your house.” Thus, Yohanan performed a name changing ceremony of redemption from death for the boy, and he said to his father, “From this day onward see that you sin no more, do not seek to please men, but please the Lord your God (Adonai Elohenu), and do not seek honor and glory for yourself, but give honor and glory to the Eternal God (Yahweh Elohim).”

Hearing this, though there were two other Pharisees looking on at a distance, he said to Yohanan, “I seek to return to God, please, I pray, baptize me and cleanse me of all sin.” Yohanan baptized him and blessed him, and said to him, “Go in peace my brother!”

The boy was made well in this way, healed by the Spirit of the Lord, and the soul of his father was also mended. From time to time the father and his son would come out to receive teachings from Yohanan and to worship with him, and when the Messiah appeared the man become a secret disciple of Adonai Yeshua. It is also said that this boy eventually became a disciple to one of the Holy Apostles and became teacher of the Way himself, and it is said that he was known to have received the gift of prophecy from what transpired on that day.
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#40 Postby Tau Malachi » Tue May 02, 2017 4:19 pm

The Return of the Holy Shekinah from Exile

Though, indeed, the Hebrews returned to Jerusalem and rebuilt their city and the temple, in truth the Holy Shekinah remained in exile; for there were many who did not return, most of the tribes were lost, the religious authorities were as the blind leading the blind, and the second temple was an empty husk, for there was no mercy seat in it, no holy ark of covenant, and therefore the Shekinah continued to wander here and there in exile, though with the living prophets she pitched her tent in her wanderings. Yohanan had much to say about this in his teachings, and often in the Holy Spirit he had words of rebuke for the religious authorities, the Pharisees and Sadducees, and the scribes, as well as King Herod, who often claimed in his folly that the temple he had built was greater than the temple of King Solomon.

Truly, the times of Yohanan and Yeshua were very dark, and wickedness and evil reigned in the land, and yet among the common people, nevertheless, there was passionate faith, and there were many who held the expectation of the coming of the Messiah and prayed daily that it would come swiftly in their lifetime.

Yohanan taught his disciples how to pray and labor to hasten the coming of the Messiah, and so also how to pray and labor to invoke the return of the Holy Shekinah from her long exile, and how to begin to fashion for her a dwelling place within themselves; it was not until the Messiah appeared, the Heavenly Groom, and the Magdalene was called to return to the Promised Land as his Holy Bride, that the Holy Shekinah returned from her exile.

As is known, Yohanan sent his angel to the Magdalene to call her out of Babylon, calling her to return to the Holy Land to seek out her Beloved. The very morning that Yeshua would appear at the Sacred Jordan and invoke the final exchange with his Tzaddik, Yohanan sent his angel to the Magdalene, calling her to return to the Holy Land, for he had heard the word of the Lord (Yahweh) concerning that day.

It was ordained by the Supernal One (El Elyon) that she should come swiftly to join herself with her Beloved, the Messiah, and that she should cross through the wilderness of the desert while Yeshua was out in the wilderness seeking a vision and being tempted by the Adversary (Satan). Knowing this in the Spirit, Yohanan set it into motion in this world, and this divine action was the fruition of the continuum of prayer he taught to his disciples and those followers who could listen and hear, and take it up.

When the Magdalene met Adonai Yeshua, and was received by him, so the Shekinah returned to the Holy Land, and when they entered into the covenant of marriage, becoming the Groom with Bride, so the Holy Shekinah had her true dwelling place, in the Human One, male and female unified, the image and likeness of the Eternal God (Yahweh Elohim).

So it was that Yohanan was the “voice of one crying out in the wilderness,” and the Holy Shekinah heard that voice, and knowing that heavenly voice, she went to it, crossing the eastern boundary into the Holy Land, seeking her Beloved, her Dwelling Place; that voice was not her Beloved, but was herald and messenger of her Beloved, and in that voice she knew the authority and power of her Beloved, and a best friend of her Beloved, a sibling of her Beloved in heaven.
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#41 Postby Tau Malachi » Wed May 03, 2017 9:52 am

A Wonder of Abundance

There was once a poor widow who came out to see Yohanan. She was desperate because she had a young son and soon would no longer be able to feed him. When she was able to approach Yohanan she told him of her plight and she asked for his prayers. He asked the woman, “Do you have any money left?” She said, “I have only four copper coins.” He said to her, “Give me the purse,” and she did. He prayed over the purse, and he sent a disciple to bring another larger leather bag, and he put her purse in that bag. Then he walked with her to a place away from people, and he prayed with her, and he shared with her a special prayer, just for her, praying with uplifted arms and hands, and then with a gesture towards the earth, holding the words of Abraham in her heart, “God will provide.” He told her to take the bag and bury it in a secret place in the wilderness, and told her to face north as she prayed, and he told her to leave it there for seven days. He said that he would keep a vigil of prayer for her and her son, and asked her to return to him when this had been done.

After she had done what Yohanan instructed her to do she returned, and she was giving praise and thanks to God, for she recounted that when she returned to gather the bag it was filled with many silver and gold coins. Yohanan said to her, “Come to the river with me and be baptized, and receive your forgiveness.” She came with him and he baptized her and blessed her, and he said to her, “Make wise investments, and this will be enough; God will provide!” He also instructed her to give tithe to the holy ones and to remember charity, providing for others as God provided for her, and he spoke to her of the coming of the Messiah and encouraged her to seek him out and follow in the Way. Thus Yohanan engaged a wonder of increase and abundant life for the woman and her boy, and it is said that her boy became a preacher of the Gospel and a powerful leader in the Way.
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#42 Postby Tau Malachi » Wed May 03, 2017 4:06 pm

The Comings & Goings of Yeshua

Before Yeshua came to Yohanan, seeking him out as his Holy Tzaddik, he had two beloved teachers, both of them souls of lofty grades who embodied a great spiritual realization, and the corresponding wisdom, understanding and knowledge. One taught him the Holy Scriptures, the law and the prophets, and the oral traditions of the sages of wisdom, along with secret mysteries of the Scriptures; the other imparted many teachings of the Holy Kabbalah, the Works of Creation and Works of the Chariot, giving him instruction in the way of the prophet before him. For a time he also traveled to various communities of the Hebrew Tradition, assemblies of prophets and mystics, and those of very zealous, deeper spiritual devotion, including several great and holy ones who lived in seclusion. From all of these he drew wisdom, and received something of their knowledge and power, and he contemplated deeply their various teachings and visions, especially concerning the coming of the Messiah and the kingdom of God. Truly, the fear of the Lord (Yahweh) was in him, and the knowledge of God (Elohim) and wisdom of God was his greatest pleasure, his greatest delight. This was true from his earliest youth, for as we know at twelve years old he was already knowledgable beyond his years, surprising learned sages with his hunger and thirst for the knowledge of God and his understanding of the word of God.

In truth, however, it was only the soul of Elijah that was of a grade that could serve as the Holy Tzaddik to the soul destined to be the Messiah, a sacred dance that began in this world between Elijah and Elisha, and that was completed between Yohanan and Yeshua. Thus it was Yohanan who taught and initiated Yeshua into the inmost secret mysteries of the way of the prophets and Kabbalah, and who stirred the deeper remembrance of the soul within Yeshua, opening the way for the reception of the Soul of the Messiah and the direct outpouring of the radiance of the Supernal Crown (Keter), the fullness of Holy Light and Spirit of the Supernal One (Eheieh, El Elyon).

For a year or so Yeshua would come and go from the circle of Yohanan, staying for a time to pray, meditate and worship with Yohanan, and to entertain spiritual discourse with him, then going out into seclusion to pray and meditate, and commune with the Eternal One (Yahweh), laboring to progress the remembrance of his soul and his spiritual realization. Needless to say, Yohanan poured out the entirety of the knowledge and power of his spiritual realization into Yeshua, and he spoke to Yeshua many things that he spoke to no other disciple, for there was no other among his disciples who was able to endure the transmission of light and fire, or glory and power, that happened when such things were spoken in this world; in that such things were spoken, though, radiance from them did flow out into all directions of creation and many souls were blessed.

Yohanan received Yeshua as his disciple for a time, but he did not baptize Yeshua until the final movement of the Spirit of God between them, and unlike all of the other disciples in the circle of Yohanan, Yeshua never baptized anyone as long as he was with Yohanan; Yeshua’s sole focus, as instructed by Yohanan in his discipleship, was to bring his spiritual realization to fruition, laboring to invoke the Soul of the Messiah and enter into conscious union with heaven and the Eternal One, and so be ordained by the Supernal One (El Elyon) as the Redeemer, the Son of the Human One, and Son of God.

Yohanan was blessed with the fulfillment of the inmost heart’s desire of all great Tzaddikim in their spiritual labors on earth, that they might be able to have at least one disciple to whom they can impart their wisdom, and their knowledge and power in full, and so establish another in their own grade of soul and realization in the next generation, and more so, one who might ascend to an even greater grade of soul and spiritual realization, and so be exalted beyond them, having done greater works then those of their Holy Tzaddik. This holy desire of compassion was certainly fulfilled in Yohanan with Adonai Yeshua, for this disciple of Yohanan came into being as the Messiah, the redeemer of the world and all creation, and was, indeed, exalted beyond him, embodying a greater realization, greater knowledge and power, and engaging in greater works. Praise God!
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#43 Postby Tau Malachi » Wed May 03, 2017 4:58 pm

The Angel of Yohanan in Mercy & Judgment

There was a time when a disciple of Yohanan fell to a temptation of the Adversary - Satan, and the young man was led astray by the spirit of folly, the spirit of the Other Side, and he fled from the circle of Yohanan. The prophet, seeing what was happening, sent forth an emanation of his angel to pursue his friend, sending out his angel with a lasso, and a bow and arrow, a lasso, as in a cord used to gather in a sheep or goat gone astray, and a bow and arrow with spiritual power of heaven in it.

So the angel went, moving in the hidden dimensions of dream and vision, seeking out the disciple whose faith had weakened and whose heart had hardened, and so broke his word before the presence of the Lord (Adonai); and finding him the angel pursued and caught him with the lasso, binding him so that he would be still, and then shot the arrow, with spiritual power of heaven in it, into the disciple’s heart, and so the heart of the disciple was broken, opened, he became repentant, and the spirit of the Other Side was banished from him.

Three days later he returned to Yohanan, was repentant and invoked forgiveness and healing, and he returned to the assembly with greater faith and zeal, having been delivered and healed, and he was well received with joy, and in praise and thanksgiving to the Eternal One (Yahweh) who delivers.

There was another time when a man sought to be a disciple of Yohanan, seeing the great power that was in Yohanan and desiring it for himself. In the Spirit Yohanan saw him as he was, and saw he was a wolf in sheep’s clothing, so in much the same way he sent an emanation of his angel with a staff to seek out that fellow, to strike him on his head and drive him away. That man never returned to the circle of Yohanan.

This was the way of Yohanan, he took up many actions of Mercy and Judgment in hidden dimensions of dream and vision - astral and spiritual, all in skillful means, all for the sake of compassion and the eventual redemption of souls, their enlightenment and liberation.

This is the way of all true Navim (prophets) and Tzaddikim (righteous ones), they engage in works of invisible spiritual assistance and spiritual intervention of Mercy and Judgment, all for the sake of compassion and the eventual enlightenment and liberation of living spirits and souls.
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#44 Postby Tau Malachi » Thu May 04, 2017 9:22 am

The Sorrowful Mother

A woman was brought out to Yohanan who was a mother of several children, but after having given birth to her last child an unclean spirit, a fierce spirit, had entered into her and she had fallen into an abyss of sorrow and darkness, and she was haunted with evil thoughts, and at times would become filled with rage. Having fallen into this condition of soul, so there was suffering in her body, great pain. When Yohanan saw the woman in the Spirit he understood the cause of her agony, and he called upon some of the women among his followers to come and pray with him over the woman, and to lay hands upon her, and as they did the Holy Spirit came upon them and along with prayers the women sang heart songs.

As the women labored Yohanan invoked, and a wild and wrathful countenance came upon him, and he caught the gaze of the woman in need, and he uttered a Holy Name of God in prayer, and spoke in a tongue of angels, and then he commanded the unclean spirits, saying, “Be gone, be bound away!” Suddenly the woman began to cough and the fierce spirit came out of her, and when the spirit of the Other Side departed from her Yohanan’s countenance returned to a peaceful gaze of blessing, and laying on hands with the women, so that mother was healed and she was free of pain.

Quite literally, to those observing, when the fierce spirit no longer oppressed her soul and a peace and joy returned to her, along with the light of her soul, she was transformed, as though appearing like an entirely different woman. Yohanan called upon two of his disciples and asked them to take her to the river to baptize her, and he said to the woman, “Go with them to the river and return to God (Elohim), and receive the forgiveness of God, and having returned and received your forgiveness, do not turn away or look back. Know that God has delivered you and healed you this day, and so praise God, your Savior!”
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#45 Postby Tau Malachi » Thu May 04, 2017 9:49 am

A Simple & Essential Spirituality

Yohanan the Baptist received very few as disciples of his inner circle, but he had many followers and he initiated and blessed many, baptizing them, and he shared teachings and spiritual guidance with many. With his followers he would share simple and essential teachings, and simple ways of prayer and meditation, and the worship of the Living God (Elohim Hayyim), and how to enact essential righteousness in their lives; he taught a simple and essential spirituality of direct experience and communion with God (El, Elohim) to his disciples also, but to his disciples he gave inner and secret teachings of the kingdom of heaven and deep mysteries of the word of God, imparting the teachings and initiations of the way of the prophets (navim) to them, showing them many things in the Spirit.

It was given to Yohanan to restore an essential spirituality to the people, and to liberate them from the oppression of manmade religion and its worldly authorities, and all of its dogmatic doctrines and codes, rites and rituals, that are conjured to replace direct experience and communion in the Spirit of God (Ruach Elohim); the same was true of Adonai Yeshua after him, he continued to preach and teach an essential spirituality and how to experience a Spirit-filled life and worship, and so he taught the spiritual essence of the law and the prophets, as did Yohanan before him.
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#46 Postby Tau Malachi » Thu May 04, 2017 11:09 am

Elijah & Elisha: The Promise

As is known the soul of Elijah returned as Yohanan the Baptist and the soul of Elisha returned as Yeshua, the one who was destined to be the Messiah, the Anointed One of God. What transpired at the Sacred Jordan between Yohanan and Yeshua began with Elijah and Elisha by that river when Elisha invoked twice the power of Elijah and Elijah promised him that he would receive twice the power of the soul of Elijah if he was able to hold his gaze and see what was about to transpire as Elijah was taken up into heaven. Elisha was able to look and see all that happened, and so the promise made by Elijah came into effect and was honored by heaven and God (Elohim).

Now some have said that this promise was fulfilled in the lifetime of Elisha, because it was given to him to perform twice the wonders that Elijah performed, but they are mistaken, for that is the very same power as a Baal Shem, a Master of the Name, head of the assembly of prophets, and was not, in truth, twice the power of the soul of Elijah. In truth, when Elisha asked Elijah for this blessing he told Elisha he had asked “a difficult thing,” for though Elisha was unaware of it at the time he asked that he might take upon himself the spiritual works of the Messiah, the redeemer of the world. In that moment he did not know what he was asking, but Elijah saw it and knew, and in the Spirit Elijah answered Elisha, giving his word to him, and with his word, the word of the Eternal One (Yahweh). Twice the power of the soul of Elijah, the ‘prophet from the End-Of-Days,’ this is the Soul of the Messiah that emanates from the Ancient of Days; this is known by those who understand.

This word could not be fulfilled in the lifetime of Elisha, for it was not ordained that the Messiah would come in those days, it was not time. Thus, the word was given, the promise was made, for the time of a future generation, a future life, and when that word was spoken it was destined to be fulfilled between Yohanan and Yeshua. When it came to pass that Yohanan baptized Yeshua in the Sacred Jordan, and the Soul of the Messiah entered into Yeshua, and the Holy Light and Spirit of the Supernal One (Eheieh, El Elyon) descending upon him, so that word was fulfilled, the soul that was once in Elisha receiving twice the power of the soul of Elijah.

Thus, it was then that a heavenly voice proclaimed, “This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased,” for it was in that moment that the Messiah came into the world, Yeshua becoming the Messiah according to the word of the Eternal One.
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#47 Postby Tau Malachi » Thu May 04, 2017 2:39 pm

Demons that recognized the Prophet

There was a man who lived out in the wilderness near the Jordan, some distance from the encampment of Yohanan’s followers. He was possessed by an evil spirit, a demon, and was filled with madness, so people avoided him. One afternoon he wandered into the assembly of Yohanan, and seeing Yohanan he began crying out, “Elijah, Elijah, why have you returned? Is the Day of the Lord at hand?” Yohanan went straight towards the man, the crowd parting before him, for he was moving with a fierce gaze and presence, and as he went he yelled out, “Silence! Be bound son of darkness,” and the demon fell silent. Yohanan strode up to the man, put his hand on the man’s forehead, and he said to the demon, “Out of him!” In that instant the demon fled, departing from the man, and the man fell to the ground unconscious. He charged two of his disciples to carry the man into the shade of nearby trees and lay him there, and he told them when the man awoke again to minister to him and baptize him, then to inquire of his family, see that he had provisions, and send him on his way the following morning. His disciples did as Yohanan told them to do and the man was returned to his life.

Hearing this some people who were present inquired of Yohanan, “Are you Elijah returned according to the promise of the Lord?” Yohanan said to them, “No, I am not Elijah. You know who I am, I am a son of the prophets sent to proclaim the coming of the kingdom of heaven, the Anointed of God (Messiah); here I am, Elijah is in heaven, and I will join him some day, God willing. As an image of God (Elohim) perhaps we resemble one another and are spiritual brothers, but as sons of the Human One (Adam) we do not resemble one another, we are different men of God in different times, different generations of the Human One. Who I am does not matter, I am like a wind, I am nothing before the presence the Infinite and Eternal One (Yahweh), but I tell you the one coming after me, the Anointed of God, he is everything, he is the Son of the Human One and he is the Son of God, and he shall redeem the entirety of creation, all as the Supernal One (El Elyon) has ordained from the beginning.”

To those with understanding Yohanan spoke the truth, revealing deep mysteries, though indeed he concealed himself from those lacking understanding, or those to whom such knowledge was not to be given.

There were a number of times that men and women wandered into the assembly of Yohanan having demons in them that could see the soul within Yohanan, and so cried out concerning his soul in a similar way; every time one of these demons came he swiftly silenced them and cast them out, delivering the souls bound and tormented by them.
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#48 Postby Tau Malachi » Thu May 04, 2017 3:12 pm

Seeing & Knowing Evil

It is well known that Yohanan was a very skilled exorcist and that he was able to drive out all manner of unclean and evil spirits, even very powerful demons among the fallen. He was able to see and know evil, so that looking at a person, place or object, if there were unclean or evil spirits in them, or around them, he was able to see them, and able to discern their kind, their name, and their knowledge and magical powers, and so the power of exorcism in Yohanan was like that of an angelic warrior from the Pleroma of Light, the Supernal Abode.

If you understand that great darkness dominates this world and you know that many among humankind are dominated by the spiritual forces of the Other Side, impure angels of archons and demons, then you will understand that this gift is a profound manifestation of the Vision of Sorrow and that it can be a tremendous burden to those that bear it; it grieves their hearts deeply, and can be haunting, and they often mourn the terrible sorrow and suffering of souls oppressed and tormented by these shades and shadows, and all who are deceived by these unclean and evil spirits. In fact, the burden of this gift is so great that sages of wisdom have debated whether it is a blessing or a curse, but they have concluded that when joined with the gift of an exorcist in a man or woman of God, and more so a holy and enlightened one, it is a gift empowering great works of deliverance and redemption in compassion, as we witnessed with Yohanan and with Yeshua after him.
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#49 Postby Tau Malachi » Fri May 05, 2017 9:42 am

Jealous Disciples

When Yeshua first began to come around the assembly of Yohanan and was received as a disciple, the other disciples of Yohanan did not know who he was or the things that would come to pass through him, and although they saw that the hand of God was upon him and he had deep knowledge, understanding and wisdom, they did not understand why Yohanan loved Yeshua with such great passion and let him draw so close. He behaved with Yeshua as with no other disciple. Often, seeing Yeshua coming he would rush out to greet him, and he allowed Yeshua to accompany him anywhere Yeshua wished; even when Yohanan would go to wander for a time, or when he would go to pray and meditate in the middle of the night, times when he would allow no one to follow him, Yeshua as often invited to join him and off they would go together. At times when disciples would come upon Yohanan and Yeshua speaking, on the occasions some of them were able to overhear teachings and instructions Yohanan shared with him, they would be astonished, for Yohanan spoke of things to Yeshua he spoke to no other; but often when the two great ones were speaking with one another they would fall silent or seemed to change their discussion when others approached, and the disciples took note of this and found it curious, and discussed it among themselves.

Seeing how Yohanan was with Yeshua, and how intimate in the Spirit he was with him, some of the disciples grew jealous, and one of them went to Yohanan and inquired of him, “Master, forgive me, but I do not understand why you love your new companion more than those of us who have been with you. Why do you share your heart with him, and not with us, and why does he not labor with us in assembly, but comes and goes in the way he does? I do not understand.” Yohanan responded, saying, “My son, I love all of you, but understand, this one is my heart and what I am giving him is his own, and it is for him that I have come; all in a mystery of God (Elohim) through him you are blessed and will be supremely blessed. Today this is a mystery I cannot share with you, but if you consider the things I’ve taught you, perhaps the Spirit of God (Ruach Elohim) will give you insight and you will acquire understanding. I will say this to you; heed my words and receive my rebuke! Jealousy is a great enemy and hardens the heart, and it leads swiftly into great darkness and evil; it is jealousy that caused angels to fall from heaven and rise in opposition to the Eternal God (Yahweh Elohim). Beware, repent of this, and keep your heart open to God (El)!”

The jealousy of a few of the disciples lingered for a while, but did not last too long, for as Yeshua continued to come and go from Yohanan and his assembly as time passed they saw things and they became aware of a growing presence and power with him, such as they had not encountered before; it was different than the presence and power in Yohanan, and different than the presence and power they had encountered in any other prophet or holy one. Thus, over time they began to understand Yohanan’s deep affection for him and his way with him, and they came to love Yeshua, and the Spirit began to give some of them foreknowledge of things to come and insights into the great and supreme mystery unfolding in their midst, some of them remembering that, as with Yohanan, this is why they had come into the world.
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#50 Postby Tau Malachi » Fri May 05, 2017 3:57 pm

Guardian Angel & Ministering Angel of the Prophet

When great souls enter into the world, those sent to do great works in the world, their guardian angel is a great angel - an archangel, and so it was with Yohanan the Baptist, the guardian angel given to him was an archangel of a supernal grade, corresponding with the soul that was in him, his heavenly and supernal soul (neshamah).

As the Holy Tzaddik of the Messiah, and Maggid of the Gospel, Yohanan was the chariot of Yesod-Foundation, and so it was that his ministering angel was Gabriel, the archangel of Yesod. The soul within Yohanan, though, was the soul of Elijah, and as we know the soul of Elijah emanates from Binah-Understanding, the Head of the Pillar of Judgment, and the archangel of Binah is Tzafkiel, the ‘Zealous One of God,’ angel of Holy Remembrance, and angel of the End-Of-Days. Thus, the guardian angel of Yohanan was Tzafkiel, who is accounted as one among the supernal princes (sarim).

Yohanan entertained a communion with all manner of angels, those that are primordial and supernal, and those that are of creation, all manner of greater and lesser divinities, abiding always in the good company of the Holy Shekinah, the Queen of Heaven; but an emanation of Gabriel and Tzafkiel were always with him, and therefore their knowledge and power was always with him, all as he had need. Contemplate this well, and understand!

Having knowledge of these two angelic companions of the prophet that were continually with the him, so initiates might acquire insights into his way and understanding of the presence and power with which Yohanan the Baptist walked in this world. Thus, concerning these matters, this is enough; may the blessing of the Almighty (Shaddai) be upon you! Amen.
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