Twelve Tribes: New Israel (James 1:1)

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Twelve Tribes: New Israel (James 1:1)

#1 Postby Tau Malachi » Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:14 pm

Twelve Tribes: Spiritual Israel

“To the twelve tribes in Dispersion: Greetings” (James 1:1).

This is a curious greeting and introduction in the Letter of St. James, and it is unique. We might ponder the inspiration of the Holy Spirit in this opening and consider its esoteric meaning, the secret mystery to which it points. Was James writing to Hebrew Christians? That is unlikely given that his teachings are intended for all believers and are universal; but also at the time of James most of the tribes were long lost, perhaps only two remaining distinct and intact in their lineage. Thus his meaning must run deeper than the plain surface meaning communicating a spiritual and metaphysical mystery of the Body of Messiah, Anointed Community.

First, understand, in the Messiah a New Israel is generated - the spiritual Community of Israel, which is the Body of the Messiah, born not of the flesh, but from above, from heaven and the Spirit of God, from the anointing with the Holy Light and Spirit. In this spiritual Community of Israel the twelve tribes correspond with the lineages of Light Transmission that were passed on through the twelve Holy Apostles who walked with Adonai Yeshua in the world and were direct witnesses of the revelation of the Risen and Ascended Messiah. These ‘twelve tribes,’ of course are united in the Risen Messiah and the Apostle of the Apostles, the Magdalene, and through her, as we know, the fullness of all streams, lineages, of Light Transmission flow, forming as it were a thirteenth ‘secret tribe.’

Understanding this, we may recall what we are taught in Pistis Sophia, that the Messiah joined with the souls of his twelve close disciples the spiritual powers of ‘twelve saviors,’ corresponding with the zodiacal signs and the fullness of the Human One of Light in the diverse array of humanity. From that Gnostic Gospel we know and understand that the Apostles are also Saviors, embodying the fullness of the Holy Light and Spirit as their Elder Brother, Adonai Yeshua did. Thus, in this greeting we may understand a direct reference to a living transmission of the Holy Light and Spirit, a play of initiation at the heart of Anointed Community - the spiritual Community of Israel.

Quite literally, a new humanity, supernal and divine, was brought forth from the Pleroma of Light with the Messiah, and this constitutes a New Israel - a spiritual elect of heaven and the Spirit, not earth and the flesh. In this new humanity is the Light Transmission (Anointing), which transforms bestial and faithful humankind into spiritual humanity, and yet more, into the the embodiment of God, the True Light.

“Tribes in dispersion…” indicates the emergence of this new humanity - New Israel, among all nations, all people; and we may say this emergence transpires in two ways. First there is the ongoing play of lineages of Light Transmission in the world from one generation to another, the continuum of Light Transmission flowing from the Magdalene and the Twelve Apostles; but then, as at the time of the First Coming, there are lofty and sublime souls sent as pure emanations that bear an innate knowledge of God Most High and the Light Transmission from the very outset of their incarnation - hence those holy tzaddikim who are called ‘maggidim’ akin to Yohanan the Baptist.

Now we may say ‘greetings’ to the twelve tribes is a call to remembrance, the remembrance of the inner aspects of the soul and the innate oneness of the soul with the Messiah and God Most High; hence, remembrance of the soul’s emanation from the Pleroma of Light, or its image and being in the Light Continuum (Yahweh). In other words, it is a call to the remembrance of who and what we are in God, the True Light, so that it may be joined with who we are in ourselves; hence, the generation of True Humanity in the Holy One (‘Christ Humanity’).

These were some thoughts the Holy Spirit inclined me to share today.

Today may many souls awaken and remember their true origin in the Light of the Infinite and Eternal One, and so be ‘reborn from above’! Amen.

Yeshua Shalom!
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Twelve Tribes of Adonai

#2 Postby Elder Gideon » Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:21 am

Shalom Tau Malachi:

Now we may say ‘greetings’ to the twelve tribes is a call to remembrance...of the inner aspects of the soul and the innate oneness of the soul with the Messiah and God Most High...of who and what we are in God, the True Light, so that it may be joined with who we are in ourselves.

I deeply enjoyed your noting this opening salutation in James. I often gloss over how apostolic epistles begin and end, without considering the Kabbalistic nuance they often convey.

By James' emphasizing the Twelve, I had to appreciate how the mystical rabbis build marvelous contemplations of Divine Names upon numerical structures. For example, we recently learned of a Twelve-Lettered Name, a simple meaning of which is the array of twelve letters spelling out the four letters of the Adonai. This Divine Name holds together everything you shared in your opening commentary on James' greeting: Mysteries of New Israel, Body of Messiah, Apostle-Saviors, reception of Light Transmission, the elevation of the Bride, and embodied remembrance of ourselves in the One all swirl in the attributes of Adonai.

You taught in Zohar how any mystical intrigue in spelling out the letters of a Divine Name opens mysteries of its interior. How might this greeting of James To the twelve tribes in Dispersion speak to something of the interiors of Adonai?

Gratefully,

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Re: Twelve Tribes: New Israel (James 1:1)

#3 Postby Tau Malachi » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:43 am

Grace and peace to you in Adonai Yeshua Messiah!

Yes, indeed, Adonai, when each letter is spelled out, becomes a ‘Name of Twelve Letters,’ and when the phrase ‘Name of Twelve Letters’ appears in texts and discourses of the Kabbalah most often it is in reference to this extension of Adonai.

Concerning the Twelve Lettered Name and its connection with this passage and this discussion, let us remember that Adon, Adonai and Adoneinu - the Names of God corresponding with the exterior of Malkut, indicate the embodiment of God, along with other aspects of our experience of revelations of God in our lives, as we have been exploring in a discussion elsewhere. Adonai indicates the Sovereignty of God, God as ‘King’ or ‘Queen,’ but also indicates the embodiment of God, the Holy Shekinah, the Messiah and Holy Spirit. If we consider this opening of the Letter of St. James and his reference to the entire Anointed Community as the ‘twelve tribes in Dispersion,’ and we understand that Anointed Community is the Body of the Messiah - the embodiment of the Messiah and Holy Spirit in the world, this hints at a secret mystery of the Twelve Lettered Name, which is the extension of Adonai.

Understand, according to masters of the tradition, on an esoteric level the twelve letters concealed within Adonai may be taken to represent the twelve tribes, corresponding with the twelve signs of the zodiac, the ‘fullness of humanity,’ or the entire range of humankind. As we know, the original Holy Apostles represented the twelve tribes of a new humanity in the Messiah, and according to one esoteric gospel they are also called ‘saviors’; as we know, this new spiritual and supernal humanity embodies the fullness of the Messiah and Holy Spirit, and so we may say Anointed Community - this spiritual Community of Israel, corresponds with the Holy Name of Adonai.

Now as we also know, in Holy Apostles, and in Anointed Community, is the authority and power of Mercy and Judgment - the fullness of Supernal Compassion, and likewise, with Tzaddik and Anointed Community are all spiritual gifts of the Holy Spirit and the play of the Holy Spirit in the full spectrum of Light Transmission. This corresponds with the spiritual power of the Twelve Lettered Name, the extension of Adonai - it is the spiritual power of that Holy Name.

Here I will share with you an open secret concerning the Name of Adonai Yeshua Messiah. Aside from its truth regarding our Lord and Savior in this Holy Name, just as Adonai is used as a ‘veil’ and ‘vessel’ of the Great Name, Yahweh, so Anointed Community, the ‘Body of Messiah,’ is a veil and vessel of Yeshua Messiah; indeed, for the Messiah, the Anointing, the kingdom of heaven, is embodied by Anointed Community - Adonai. Thus, Adonai Yeshua Messiah can also indicate the complete unification of the Messiah and Anointed Community; and in truth it is through the manifestation of the Light Transmission and generation of Anointed Community that Yeshua comes into being as the Messiah and is manifest as the Lord, Adon.

There is, of course, another Name of Twelve Letters that is relevant here, the unification of three Holy Names of the Middle Pillar, which hold in them the great secret of the coming of the Messiah: Adonai, Yahweh and Eheieh. The mystery of these Names of God, and the unification of our soul with God through them, is spoken of in the Straight Path teachings I’ve given elsewhere, but here we may say that the Holy Name of Twelve Letters that is formed by the unification of these three Names of God corresponds with the influx of the full radiance of the Supernal Crown - the Divine I Am, the anointing with the Supernal Light and Holy Spirit through which we are reborn into a new humanity, spiritual and divine, one that embodies the Messiah and Holy Spirit, or conscious unification with God Most High. Hence, the spiritual power of Adonai extended to become a Name of Twelve Letters emanates from, or is generated by, the spiritual power of this Name of Twelve Letters, the unification of Eheieh-Yahweh-Adonai. As we know, this Twelve Lettered Name corresponds directly to the Light Transmission manifest in the Messiah, and in the Holy Apostles and Anointed Community, and specifically, the transmission of Supernal Light and the ‘baptism with fire,’ corresponding with the full influx of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Messiah.

These are a few thoughts I can share.

May many living spirits and souls be blessed to receive the influx of the radiance of the Holy Supernal Crown this day, the fullness of Supernal Grace, and so be gathered into the Messiah in God Most High! Amen.

Shalom Aleichem!
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