Saturday, April 09, 2011

Part 27: Jezebel vs Sarah - Buy a Vowel

This post will wrap up the recent burst of emails in this series but, Lord willing, won't end the series. You probably have noticed a high level of urgency in the extreme measures being taken recently, with even the parading out of a few personal case studies. The 2:11 royal sausage dream I received and posted punctuates it. ! Bang! In this context you'll see why this blog is titled as it is. It's time to buy a vowel.

This expression comes from a popular TV game show, Wheel of Fortune, which you can see demonstrated in this video clip.

Wheel of Fortune

To "buy a vowel" has come to suggest that more explanation or insight must be acquired to figure out what something means. In the game show, of the letters required to solve the puzzle the consonants are all free but a vowel must be purchased. The strategy is that you only buy a vowel when you are pretty confident it will help you solve the puzzle directly, which is the objective that closes a round. I've addressed the need for discernment in this burst, for greater light, for a hearing ear that hinges upon obedience, and I've declared how tolerance of and compromise with Jezebel will be costly because of her spell of deceit. I believe the spirit is testifying to the church that it's time to buy a vowel, so to speak. It's time to buy in.

Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
Proverbs 23:23

To speak plainly about this, the time has come to obey despite any perceived cost to us personally. I feel there's a serious urgency in this, that the time is nigh at hand when you won't be able to "buy a vowel." You need to be able to "solve the puzzle" now, to attain a high level of discernment, a hearing ear that permits authorized access to high level kingdom secrets. There is a very real threat of forfeit for those who fail to respond with faith at this time. Most reading these words will dismiss them, of course. Others of you are hearing this from the spirit of God and will perceive it as a personal confirmation.

There are many categories of obedience but the one of primary interest here involves gender roles. Man, be a man! Woman be a woman. This is not anti-gay activism. It's assumed that those of you reading here are well beyond that kind of struggle. The focus of attention is upon our behavior and choices we make in social interaction that is even on the Internet. This topic was in my mind as a closing subject as I began and continued writing this burst of posts but the Lord had a larger work in preparation for it that was required to be brought forth. I'll expand on that shortly.

What kinds of truths have come to speak most loudly to me from the scriptures are those that are deeply hidden. A whisper can have more impact than a shout. When the Lord opens to me something that is deeply hidden I perceive it as a guarded treasure that is therefore of greater value than what merely lies on the surface. Such a valuable truth for today is found in John chapter 4, a testimony about the Bride that reveals something about the essential difference between the worthy and those who fail to qualify.

7) There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus said to her, "Give Me a drink."
8) For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food (trophe).
9) Therefore the Samaritan woman said to Him, "How is it that You, being a Jew, ask me for a drink since I am a Samaritan woman?" (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.)
John 4:7-9

You may want to read the entire passage to refresh your memory. You may also want to read The Bridegroom and the Bride study found in the collection of appendices associated with Beyond the Veil. The Samaritan woman is a Bride type. The Bride is most near to her Bridegroom, the most trusted and thus made privy to the deepest secrets. While this woman engaged in the intimate conversation with Y'shua the other disciples could not be present. They had to go buy food. When the secure communication session ended, the disciples rejoined, but too late to participate in that very special meeting.

25) The woman said to Him, "I know that Messiah is coming (He who is called Christ); when that One comes, He will declare all things to us."
26) Jesus said to her, "I who speak to you am He."
27) At this point His disciples came, and they were amazed that He had been speaking with a woman, yet no one said, "What do You seek?" or, "Why do You speak with her?"
John 4:25-27

The Bride already had this food. The disciples had to go buy it - and they missed out.

(This is related to but not identical with the account of 10 virgins in Matthew 25, 5 of whom had to go buy oil and, having to depart, missed out on the blessing. The bride will not sleep but all 10 virgins slept. All 10 Matthew 25 virgins are equivalent to the disciples who have to go buy food. All are left behind at the Barley harvest Bride Theft. The five foolish virgins fail to take a hint and are passed over as unripe at the next-in-sequence Wheat harvest because they have to go buy oil.)

From Thayer's Lexicon, "trophe," the Greek word for "food" used in John 4:8, refers to "the food of the mind, i.e. the substance of instruction" with reference to use in Hebrews 5.

12) For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food (trophe).
13) For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is an infant.
14) But solid food (trophe) is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.
Hebrews 5:12-14

This word trophe has that very meaning in John 4 on the deeper level. The distinction made between the woman to whom Jesus revealed himself (consider the language used in the context!) and the disciples is subtly identified as pertaining to this "food" that has to be bought. The Bride, because of practice, has her senses trained to discern good from evil. What is this practice if not the doing, the walking out in shoe leather, the obedience to His commands like daughters of Sarah. This is how the senses are trained, how discernment comes, the hearing ear and seeing eye.

Is this the kind of testimony that speaks loudly to you? The Bride must and will already have such food when it is required. She will have purchased it in advance, buying the truth at whatever cost and selling it not. If you understand the dynamic and the holy spirit is prompting, it is time to buy a vowel. It's time to buy in, obeying, subjecting ourselves according to the Lord's authority regardless of the apparent cost. Get discernment, a pearl of great price. It's the best deal going!

OK - it's time to consider our behavior and the choices we make in social interaction. *Loud noise of screeching tires on pavement* Jezebel talks up a narrow talk but she does not walk the narrow walk. What about you and I?

Do you participate in (or run) a forum online that is a platform where the Lord's commands about gender are held in disregard, where men receive instruction from women? If so, I'm sure you can justify this easily enough. Yet, it is being judged. You think you receive a benefit but what discernment you think you have is being taken away, and you fail to perceive it. Consider the email you receive and send and the cc or bcc list of recipients. If women are speaking in church or teaching men or this activity is being permitted at any point, with your participation you have failed to acknowledge the Lord's direction given in 1 Corinthians 14 and 1 Timothy 2. If you are a woman so speaking or teaching or a man so permitting, I'm bringing a rebuke to you and calling you to repent today, right now.

Are you a blogger or responsible for content on a public web site? Will I find links from there to sites, blogs or forums where women are teaching men and speaking in church, links offered directing men and women to receive teaching without regard for gender propriety? Such a link is binding you together. Will this not be judged? Does the Lord not see? Whatever your reasoning was in posting the link, count the cost. Is it really worth it? You bind yourself to them and in so doing are accountable with them as partners together in lawlessness.

Do you frequent such sites and seek wisdom, teaching or counsel from those who exhibit such disregard for the Lord's commands regarding gender as to post links to sites where this lawless behavior is happening? Do you really expect blessing to come from this activity where you enable by your tolerance rebellion against the Lord's commands that are given to model the Bridegroom and the Bride to men and angels? Shall we do evil that good may come? Are you posting comments on your blog or site that represent instances of women speaking in church, or posting such comments or indiscriminately participating in contexts where this is permitted?

Does disobedience cause the light of discernment to increase or decrease?

If, in these matters, it's just me, Bob, being critical, this address means little, unless I judge rightly and testify according to the word of Truth. Judge for yourself whether I do indeed testify according to the word of Truth. If I lie, rebuke me. If not, join me in seeking to honor the Lord who commands and judges all with careful obedience, with genuine subjection - and the sincere love that will not go unrewarded.

Those of you who continue to participate in the impure activities I describe above are in league with the Lord's enemies and my own enemies - AND YOURS! You may consider yourselves the Lord's friend and my friend but, really, how can that be? Have you ever heard of the hokey pokey song and dance? Web search it. You put your right foot in with Mystery Babylon and Jezebel and you put your right foot out, you put your right foot in and you shake it all about. It's not all about the hokey pokey. This song and dance is spiritual adultery, whoredom. Come out from her (Babylon the great) my people, it has been written. If you haven't yet solved the puzzle, identifying Jezebel the prophetess and the whoredoms with Mystery Babylon, well, in Wheel of Fortune lingo, it's time to buy a vowel. Let's stop doing the hokey pokey song and dance.

17) Now I urge you, brethren, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and hindrances contrary to the teaching which you learned, and turn away from them.
18) For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.
19) For the report of your obedience has reached to all; therefore I am rejoicing over you, but I want you to be wise in what is good and innocent in what is evil.
20) The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.
Romans 16:17-20

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