It is well that the Spirit opposed me
in my plan to act as guide for the center path. The successful
journey through the seven levels of awareness concerning the
seven spirits of Elohim-- who is One: YHWH Echad-- comes only by the positioning of Yahushúa;
for He has already made that journey ahead of us and is Master
of the Way. It remains only for us to follow, as He asks.
Well, our time as spies in Canaan was not
so difficult as I imagined it would be when the Spirit told me
we should go. I'm pretty worn out-- especially as the Kadmonites
seemed to get the worst of it; but I trust we will be able to
continue together for a while, yet: we will need to review the
thirteenth report on the land of promise, which came by John
the Revelator. The message to the churches of Asia will strengthen
us all to press on. To overcome is to enter into the perfect
rest of YHWH.
Before proceeding, we will need to consider
the Canaanites a little more closely. The dwelling places of
ten nations are given for us to possess, but only seven are to
be driven completely out of the promised land-- out of the tabernacle
of flesh-- for the sake of its perfection in the service of the
house made without hands. Further, these seven do not correspond
precisely with the listing of ten. The expulsion of the seven
is the threshing of the ten; and what remains on the threshing
floor will have been thoroughly purged of all qualities contrary
to the measurement of Yisrael.
The reports of Caleb and Joshua prepared us
to make the kinds of distinctions that shall be necessary to
sift the seven from the ten. We could sense that not all of the
Canaanite qualities are, in every context, without merit; careful
pruning and appropriate fertilization would make some of those
traits fruitful in the service of Life.
Every characteristic of Canaan obstructing
or hopelessly obscuring the center path is to be driven utterly
out. Like the husks covering kernels of wheat, such garments
belong to the coverings of darkness characteristic of the uncircumcision.
No place for these will be found in Yisrael, the Body of Messiah:
cowardice, egoism, opportunism, tyranny-- all are antithetical
to the measurement of Yahushúa haMashiyach. They must
go by acts of Yah, in the circumcision made without hands.
I had intended to pass upwards through Canaan
on the center path, the second time around. This path, dominated
by the narrow way leading from Malkuth to Yesod and through Tipareth
to Kether, brings one from a broad focus upon ten spheres to
a narrower focus upon the seven levels in which the spheres are
Seen as a succession of spiritual levels,
Adam Kadmon symbolizes Jacob's Ladder. The points of these levels,
as found along the center path, symbolize the seven chakras of
Hindic traditions. Centered in the spinal column, these seven
interior rungs facilitate the promise that "you shall see
the heaven opened and angels of Elohim ascending and descending
upon the Son of Man."
It will be expedient, however, for us to consider
briefly some differences between the seven and the ten. Seven/Z signifies
rest, completion; ten/Y signifies activities-- the manifestations of underlying
power and authority. When the stasis represented by the seven
is disrupted (driven out), the ten are susceptible to purification.
The complacency of bondage must be broken, that the activities
of the nations (of the biological processes of life) can be transformed
according to the measurement of Yisrael, the firstborn.
Of the Kenizzites (hunters) and Kenites (warriors),
it is the Hivites that are to be first winnowed, then driven
out. The Hivites are, literally, the progeny of Eve. As Eve is
a figure of the church, we conclude that the Hivites are those
whose searching and warring is not according to the Father's
Spirit. They reckon their lineage by blood, and their doctrines
are learned by rote: they calibrate their lights by father and
mother. The Hivites are the trappings of carnality and their
warfare is abomination, because their converts are even worse
than they-- following mere reports of reported teachings and
never encountering matters of Spirit firsthand.
Of the Kadmonites (ancestor worshippers) and
the Hittites (terrorists), it is the Hittites that are to be
driven out. With the Hivites gone, blood ancestors are understood
in their true dimensions as spiritual archetypes (lively stones
comprising One House), and the basis for the terrorism of one
people against another is removed. All are perceived as being
brothers, and reconciliation replaces destruction as the remedy
Of the Rephaims (sycophants) and the Amorites
(exhibitionists), it is the Amorites that are to be driven out.
When all mankind is perceived as the offspring of the heavenly
Father, whose patrimony is Life itself, idolization of an individual
is no longer possible. The strengths and blessings given to any
individual are seen as revelation of the Father's presence in
that one life, to be shared and celebrated by all. Exhibitionism
(pride of self) is antithetical to this perception, and it must
The elimination of the seven nations of Canaan
is by the shaking of heaven (mind, thought) and earth (body,
experience). What remains will be the perfection of the Son,
the full measurement of Yah's Salvation. YHWH will overturn: until he to whom the kingdom belongs
appears. As we follow, now, Yahushúa along the center
path that leads to full reconciliation with HaShem, let us gladly
open our hearts and minds to the Father's scrutiny and the Son's
ministrations. In doing so, we will arise; and we shall shine,
for our Light is come. Baruch HaShem!