The Crown Diamond Crucifix:
The Unity of Faith
This symbol represents the cross as chariot of the
spiritual nation Yisrael. It lifts up the Shield of David, its
king, which is Yahushúa, the Salvation of Yah: the Projection/Son
of YHWH into created realms.
To embrace the mystery is to enter the dimensions
of the inward heavens in the footsteps of the firstborn Son of
Man, Y'Shúa. The cube beckoning at the center of David's
Star depicts the bosom of Abraham, the heavenly throne of HaShem.
To embrace the mystery is to become aligned with the
pattern of Creation, itself and to embark on the holy pilgrimage
to the promised land: the celestial body which flesh and blood
cannot inherit. That journey is the true hajj. Reaching out to
fallen brothers and sisters to share the mystery is to purchase
the white garments of sainthood in performance of the good works
furnished into our hands. This is true jihad.
We are to witness truth and do good, slaying the appearances
of darkness in our own souls as we are enabled, without remorse.
In doing so, the elect faculties within us shall come to enter
the Salvation of Yah: each of us in his order...
for His mercy endures forever.
"Take up your cross and follow me."
A place to start.
At a basic level, the cross is a metaphor
for the human body. It is therefore understood that, by "taking
up the cross," one is to expect a journey into unanticipated
realms within the circumstances of incarnation as one embarks
upon the path to perfection set forth in the parables of Y'Shúa.
In that walk, the Spirit of YHWH serves as active guide: both on the physical plane,
if we can perceive Yah's guidance, and also on metaphysical
planes, whether we perceive it or not.
The mandate of the covenant written on our
hearts is that we offer our dumb bodies and our receptive souls
as living sacrifices in the course of our everyday pursuits,
understanding that the earthly body of flesh is very much like
an antenna that serves as a receptor for the spiritual guidance
that will be communicated in a variety of ways to the inward
spiritual body, the human soul. The end of the walk is perfection,
and its reward is Yah's gift of an immortal celestial body, entrusted
to those who overcome in the position of the Son of Yah, the
only-begotten of the Father; for in the position of the Son,
all are One-- even as YHWH is One.
To understand these things is to be prepared
to follow in the footsteps of our brother, the master Y'Shúa:
the firstborn Son of Man. In the paradigm of our brother Y'Shúa--
who walked and taught in the name of Yahushúa/the Salvation
of Yah: as the Projection/Son of Yah-- the body is understood
to be dedicated to serve the Spirit. In this position, we are
enabled to speak the Father's words and to perform the Father's
We are called, then, to offer our bodies and
their faculties to the Living One as the days of our lives unfold,
foregoing our own wills so much as we are able. This approach
to our natural lives settles us in the position of the Son, in
that we are seeking to measure and understand in our hearts and
minds the movements of the Spirit as it fills the temple made
without hands; for, collectively, we comprise the body of Yahushúa.
None serving HaShem in this position will be denied the guidance
of the Spirit. Who among us would knowingly cast stones at the
Children of Grace. Regardless of which flock of HaShem with which
a Child of Grace identifies, he or she rests in the outstretched
hand of Yah.
Whether we are conscious of it or not as we
remain open to the Spirit's leading in the walk of the cross,
our lives become immersed in the will of the Living One. As we
progress in service to Yah's will, we soon move beyond mere wonder
at the intersecting forces of Heaven and Earth, to enter into
a knowledgeable participation in those dynamics. This walk to
knowledgeable participation in the will of HaShem is the true
reality of crucifixion.
To take up the cross in this manner is to
die daily to sin-- here a little, and there a little-- in answer
to the words of John Baptist: "He must increase; I must
decrease." As knowledge of the Presence grows within us,
we joyfully take the places we are assigned among the prophets
and saints-- the Children of Light-- in the center of the Shield
of David: finding rest according to our places within the cube
at the head of the corner, in communion with the Heavenly Messiah:
while yet on Earth, we are brought into alignment with the heavenly
hosts in Truth, according to the pattern foreseen and chosen
from the beginning. United as One in the Mystical Body of Messiah,
we shall surely serve to manifest the Kingdom of Names on Earth,
even as it exists in Heaven.
Walking among the brethren in the Spirit,
we live life as cleanly as we can, given our natural strengths
and weaknesses. We fail and succeed as the Father wills, purchasing
our celestial garments. In the course of our journeys, therefore,
it is not we who walk, but the Angel of the Presence directs
our steps from within us-- whatever we might think, to the contrary.
All things are lawful to those who willingly take this position,
but not all things are expedient. All things are lawful in this
walk: so long as they edify, and so long as they do not bring
us into captivity to other powers.
It is therefore not for us to question the
circumstances in which we find ourselves or the actions we take
at any given moment; we are, rather, to accept that our function
in any role we are asked to fulfill is to serve the goodness
of HaShem, trusting the Spirit to show the way towards the freedom
of the Son. Control and discipline have their place in the glorious
liberty of the Children of Light, and their implementations are
highly recommended in every circumstance but one: in answer to
the call of the Spirit manifested, bodily, in the footsteps of
the walk first completed by Y'Shúa.
This walk in the Spirit is what is meant by
"having the shoulder to the wheel." All around us,
people are either reaping as they have sowed or are being prepared,
spiritually, for falls or rewards that will come at some future
time. We must be ready and willing, therefore, to serve as Messiah's
hands and to speak with Messiah's voice as each day unfolds.
We are not to succumb to the foolishness of preaching for preaching's
sake; nor are we to lead. We are to witness what we know and
understand, trusting that HaShem will speak through us as promised
by teachings of Yahushúa and the prophets, both old and
new. We must offer ourselves, therefore, as living sacrifices
to Divine Purpose. When we are positioned to serve with clarity,
those things required of us will unfold within our understandings
at HaShem's pleasure. Blessed be The Name YHWH.