Pentecost and the Tower of Babel

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Pentecost and the Tower of Babel

#1 Postby Martina » Sat May 12, 2018 3:49 am

Greetings in the Light of the Holy One!

"But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”

So the Lord scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. That is why it was called Babel[c]—because there the Lord confused the language of the whole world. From there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth." (Genesis 11:5-9)

"When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken. Utterly amazed, they asked: “Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans? Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language? Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,[b] 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!” Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?”" (Acts 2:1-12)

It seems the chapter of the building of the tower of Babel speaks about twoness entering into the hearts and minds of the people and this is what truly stops the building of the tower. Who would dream of the building of such a tower? It seems humans who saw themselfs as God-like.

When the disciples at Pentecost speak in in the native languages of those present this twoness is transformed into oneness by their opening to Ruach Ha-Kodesh. In this the Bride is at the center leading the prayer and meditation of all of the disciples guiding them to this experience of deepest oneness.

The Bride is the one who already lives in this oneness she experienced in her communion with the Lord. Now others are opening up to this understanding too sharing it with many. In this oneness of the true heart the twoness of language is overcome.

Shalom and many blessings,

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Re: Pentecost and the Tower of Babel

#2 Postby Tau Malachi » Sat May 19, 2018 1:26 pm

Grace and peace to you in Hayyah Yeshua, the Risen Messiah!

A true human being, faithful and righteous, manifests the image and likeness of God, and as such experiences nearness to God, and through the grace and mercy of God in the Messiah may even enter into the experience of oneness with God; hence, a person who is ‘Christ-like.’ In the case of the people of Babel it isn’t that they wished to be ‘God-like,’ or ‘Christ-like,’ but rather that they wished to be gods and goddesses themselves, their egos sought the place of divinity, and they wished to lord their supposed “superiority” over others. They fell completely into the original temptation, for the fruit of the forbidden tree was eaten with the thought of becoming an elohim, god, apart from God Most High, and this is exactly what they were doing in the building of their tower; hence, they did not seek to have knowledge of the One God, but to claim possession of knowledge as though were a god. God forbid and God forgive us!

This ignorance, of course, goes on to this very day among us, even the building of towers, grand idols, meant to laud our egos and our supposed “superiority” over others. Just look and see the many cities that race against one another to build the tallest and most elaborate skyscrapers; from ancient times until this very day, again and again this has been a preoccupation of rulers, the wealthy and powerful, of unenlightened society, all manner of monuments to false selves, egos, and not to God, the Most High.

Understand, our ego, this is the ‘chief idol,’ all of the other ‘idols’ we fashion and worship apart from the One God being projections of our ego and supports of our egos; so then with Babel, pride and arrogance, and idolatry were at play - the ignorance of associating any divinity in partnership with God or worship of anything other than God, the Absolute Light, heaven forfend!

This naturally leads to divisions among peoples and their endless competition and striving with one another, and their injustices, oppressions and persecutions enacted upon one another, and their wars for the sake of their rulers, tyrants, archons - titanic egos; hence the division of ‘tongues,’ or mind and hearts. This is the state of the ego’s dominion in us, a corrupt fragmented self, consciousness, fraught with violent internal conflict - a ‘nation divided against itself,’ which, as Adonai Yeshua teaches, ‘shall not stand’ but is destined to end in destruction.

May we take this lesson to heart from this revealed story and come to understand that our true enemy is the false self, the imposter, the ego in us, and so strive to bring the ego into submission to God, the Truth, the Real, shattering the dominion of this chief idol or ‘demiurge.’ May God help us in this and bring us to victory in the Messiah! Amen.

The ego is the manifestation of the soul arising in ignorance, the illusion of separation, and so when souls descend into the flesh, the ‘darkness of matter,’ the ego is very strong, though it is not isolate to the flesh, but is a natural element of souls in the unenlightened condition, in the body and beyond the body, until they, indeed, remember their Source and Origin, and so ‘return to God,’ or reintegrate with the Light of the Infinite and Eternal One. With the arising of the ego, so ego-cherishing, ego-worshipping, and the play of desire and fear in ego-grasping, and self-will in place of the will of God, the True Divinity. Thus, the ‘path of sin and death,’ bondage to the gilgulim, potentially endless rounds of birth, life, aging, illness and death - immeasurable sorrow and suffering.

God Most High, however, is Most Merciful, Most Gracious, All-Forgiving, All-Powerful, and understanding the plight of living spirits and souls in their bondage, and having compassion upon them, God, the True Light, reveals Godself, sending forth prophets and apostles with revelations, such as Messiah Yeshua and the Gospel he brought to us teaching the Straight Path, the Way of Return. And how very sweet the revelation and way given to us in the Messiah and Gospel, so simple, so gracious and merciful, so very kind and without any great burden, but revealing the truth of innate oneness and how is it realized, and granting us the complete forgiveness of sin, the complete removal of negative karma through the Holy Cross, so that we, indeed, may enter into this Self-realization of Messiah unified with the Holy One - the Infinite Light. Hallelu Yah! Praise the Lord!

So, then, look and see these disciples of the Perfect Master who walked with Him and came to walking in him, who strove to draw near to God and realize oneness with the Messiah in God, the Absolute Light. It was a sojourn of some years through all manner of events, even the suffering and death of their dear Prophet, blessed be he. Understand, the upper room on Pentecost was the culmination of their walk with the Lord in this world, the fruition of this sojourn, and the beginning of their walk in the Lord, in complete oneness with the Holy Shekinah, the Holy Spirit - the Divine Presence.

As we know, in that time of culmination, fruition, a ‘violent wind’ came upon them in the upper room, and then a ‘blazing fire,’ dividing into ‘tongues of fire’ alighting upon each of their heads. This corresponds with the full submission, and annihilation, of their egos in unification with the Divine Presence, the fullness of the fear of the Lord and love of the Lord being realized in them, and utterly consuming them, until there was nothing that remained other than the Lord, the True Light. So, then, arising in this way they walked in the Lord, in God the True Light, and that Holy Light and Spirit filled them and manifest as them, radiance of the Supernal Crown - Crown of the Risen and Ascended Messiah.

So, there, in the upper room, the ‘violent wind,’ direct action of the Holy Spirit, shattered and scattered their egos, annihilating their false selves, and then the Holy Light and Fire enlightened them and brought them into conscious union with heaven and the Messiah in the Eternal One; so ordained and consecrated as Holy Apostles, Messengers of the Gospel, they arose and went out following the mandate given to them by God Most High in the Messiah. How awesome! How wonderful! Praise God!

Now understand something concerning the ‘speaking in tongues,’ and peoples ‘hearing the apostles speak in their own languages.’ This corresponds with heart-to-heart, mind-to-mind and soul-to-soul transmission; hence, a moment of inwardness communicating with inwardness, just as angels and the Spirit of God communicate with us. Indeed, this is a communication in the Holy Spirit, a moment when open hearts and minds are united in the Spirit, and there is direct perception and witnessing of revelation, or direct knowing of the Truth; such that whether put in eloquent speech or not, it does not matter, the true intention and meaning thunders through and is known. The light of love conveys its message, and those open to it receive it.

Such moments can indeed occur between peoples of different languages, so that the speaker seems to be ‘heard’ in the language of the listener; these transmission of ‘inwardness’ and oneness can be that radical at times.

It is interesting. According to the passage there were also those present who could not listen and hear the apostles, those who thought they were drunk in the early hours of the day - those predestined to disbelief, slavery to the ego. They were, in part, correct though, for the apostles were intoxicated, but not in the way that they thought. The apostles were intoxicated with the ‘wine of heaven,’ the love of the Beloved, completely taken up by the Spirit of God (Ruach Elohim).

The stories of Babel and Pentecost are deeply interconnected, and we may say that on Pentecost was a mending, healing, of the sin of Babel; unification in the Living Word of God, the True Light.

In closing we can share an open secret. In fruition, in unification with the Messiah in the Holy One, the fear of the Lord, Yahweh, and the love of the Lord, Yahweh, are one; there is complete awe and bliss in the Presence of the Eternal One, and there is perfect peace, repose, continual abiding in that Divine Presence.

May our egos also be brought into cessation so that our souls might be raised with the Messiah to experience endless being in the Infinite and Eternal! Amen.

Yeshua Shalom!
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