In this part we’ll try to unseal some other deep aspects of our topic. As we all know, before one can proceed to more difficult topics, acquiring basics is necessary. Before a tree can grow high reaching to the sky, it has to grow its roots deep enough, so that the gushes of wind up high cannot pull the unbalanced plant out from the “Promised land”, where it was planted, carrying its tenderly swaying stem far beyond the horizon. For a building to be safely high, it must first become safely deep, because the depth and soundness of the foundation is in direct ratio with the height of the upper level. That’s why before we can analyze deep and significant things, that not only help us to reveal many events and situations THEN, but also to understand many things happening now, and those that are happening in the nearest future, we have to learn some important things first.
We know that all of the Scriptures «is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness» (2 Tim.3:16). It has a great amount of different prophetic images, first of all in Torah, i.e. in the first five books of the Scriptures. The Torah has the “framework”, or let’s say, “the spiritual skeleton”, including all those prophetic images and principles, that the Almighty put into His Word (Lk.24:44). The Scriptures, Prophets and the New Testament in many ways serve for deeper spiritual “touching up the outlines” of all that, making it clear and displayed for the general understanding. Of course, if we don’t consider things already fulfilled to some extent by the moment they were written. And the first three chapters of the book of Bereshit (Genesis) are “super concentrated” prophetic books that in fact serve as some sort of “spiritual seed”. This “spiritual seed” has generally ALL Holy Scriptures, all events, that happened from the moment of creation of Heavens and Earth till the moment of the end of the 7th millennium, “the Judgement of the White Throne”, and description of the “new Heavens and new Earth”. That’s why the Heavenly Father placed things for understanding the general principles and major spiritual notions, important for our discussion, in first three chapters of the first book of the Scriptures. So today in terms of our topic we are going to consider some important issues from these three chapters; or rather we are going to start doing that.
Once, a moment came in period described in Gen.1:2, when the spread of sin was stopped, Heavens were cleaned, the mutiny was overcome, and the existent worlds were in different measure of devastation. Some of them were more touched by the destruction, some less. I have a personal revelation indirectly supported by some verses of the Scriptures and also the existing realia, that some worlds were destroyed almost completely, and were like Egypt after the 10 plagues were over and the exodus happened. And they were even more devastated. We are going to analyze what kind of state death had THEN, and how those who lived THEN “died”, what it was and how it is connected to us. A prophet has one interesting abstract:
Isa.26 18 We have been with child, we have been in pain; We have, as it were, brought forth wind; We have not accomplished any deliverance in the earth, nor have the inhabitants of the world fallen.
As we know, Hebrew language is even more “great and powerful” than English, that’s why there are different variations of translation, but the variant above is one of the main ones. We are going to analyze it further on. For now, it is a sort of “preview” to meditate in this direction.
Regarding the number of worlds, I will try to share my revelation proved by the Scriptures in the ninth part. At the present, I suggest you accept as a thought for consideration that inhabited worlds amounted to 70. Therefore, at considered period of time there were three main groups formed in the existing Universe and 70 “earthly” worlds. There were those who remained faithful to the Creator and also those who withdrew from Him. They were afterwards called the “fallen”, of course not by themselves. And there were also those, who found themselves in the “doubting — stumbled” group, who due to respective “defilement by death” committed certain “sins not leading to death”. From the point of view of “origin”, there were those, who were “Heavenly”, and those who were “Earthly” by origin.
Children and creatures
From the point of view of “God’s image” or rather “Elohim image”, there were heavenly and earthly individuals, who were born “in image of Elohim”; the Scriptures call them first of all the sons of the Almighty or “bney Elohim” in Hebrew. There were daughters too, but first of them appeared later, as Hava appeared for Adam. A significant number of Heavenly persons existed in Heavens even before Earth was created (Job 38:6-7), and somebody, like Adam and Hava, appeared in their worlds, one of 70, to reproduce life there according to the plan of the Creator and Heavenly Father. But independently of the place and time of their appearance all of them were His children and had His image. The children of the Heavenly Father were born by Him from His Spirit and were not created unlike great amount of ministering spirits and different creatures, both in Heavens, and in earthly worlds.
As we have already discussed earlier, the New Testament uses the term “angel” almost for all Heavenly “characters”: the sons and different beings, including the ministering spirits. One of the reasons is that Greek language is poorer in semantics than Hebrew, and the second reason is that both Greeks and other neighboring peoples’ mentality in general was rather heathenized. In many ways it was a “light version”, that thoroughly explained only the “beginning of the way” related to grafting in among Israel, as the natural branches of the olive, and also with Redemption by the blood of the Messiah and reconciliation to the Heavenly Father through Him. As for great amount of other deep things — they can only be perceived through understanding of the language of Tanakh Scriptures. The New Testament revealed a deeper understanding of the Holy Spirit, of that which was linked to understanding of the events of so-called “End days” and some other things as well. Nevertheless, without knowledge about the images of what was considered Scriptures in the first age, it is almost impossible to understand the depth of the Scriptures, including the New Testament itself; only if one walks with the Almighty as close as Enoch and Moshe had. But as the later practice have shown us, it wasn’t so at all.
Let us turn to a very significant point. Adam has become a prototype of the sons of the Almighty, who were Guardians (let’s call them this way for now) of one of the worlds in which they appeared, and according to the Scriptures there are more than one world. Based on many indirect references from the Scriptures there are 70 worlds out there. Maybe in the far future there will be 490 and many millions, we don’t know it yet, but with certain level of assuredness based of the Scriptures one can say that there were seventy worlds created for life and habitation at first, but we are going to dive into that later.
Aside from sons and then daughters there was a great number of other rational beings not created “in image and likeness of Elohim”, however they were created reasonable and free-willed. Not all them of course. Some creatures didn’t have free will and we are going to consider it in depth in one of the final parts. Some of these beings had heavenly origin and some of them — earthly one. Some people call them “angelic beings”, some “ministering spirits”, some use other names for them, but it’s not the point. At the moment we’re just going to say that there were many different creations of the Creator, made for specific purposes in His general Plan. Some of them were outwardly and in some other features like the sons of the Almighty, the other part was not so much alike, and the rest were not like them at all. For example, we read in the book of prophet Ehazkeil the description of the Cherubs, who were not His sons, and we can find that their form was very different from human form, although they had something like hands and etc. The most important, however, was their essence and not their form — they didn’t have something called “image and likeness of Elohim”. At least in the sense, that children of the Heavenly Father had, which doesn’t demean cherubs in any way, although it makes them qualitatively different.
According to the context of the Scripture as a whole, Adam was the son of the Heavenly Father, and we read in the genealogy at end of 3rd chapter of the Gospel of Luke that Adam was “of God”. We must pay attention that nowhere the Scripture calls Adam the son of the Almighty and there’s a reason for that. It is not enough to be “born a son”, one has to “become a son” as well, that is to enter “the full measure of the Messiah’s age”, as it is written. One has to enter into son’s authority; and that takes certain time, as we all know, which can take a long while.
As a result of his life, his development and revelation of the Father, in process of being in His Kingdom and gaining experience in ruling the world, where he was placed, Adam had to reach the measure of spiritual maturity, and entering this spiritual age of the “son”, come to the measure of “power of the son of the Almighty”. We remember, that there is a verse of Scripture, that says that «heir, as long as he is a child, does not differ at all from a slave…». Therefore, there’s a period when he is «under guardians and stewards until the time appointed by the father» (Gal.4:1-2).
“The things which are seen were not made of things which are visible” (Heb.11:3), and what we read starting with Gen.1:3 is a prophetic shadow of things that happened before in Gen.1:1-2. We are going to dig deeper into that in the 9th part; so now without getting into different details and nuances based on context and also different principles of the Kingdom, reflected in the Scriptures, we can see the following.
Sons of the Almighty were born and placed in glorified physical bodies created for them on the earth of this world (one of 70) and also in other worlds THEN, like it is described in 1 and 2 chapters of the book of Bereshit. They had to grow into full spiritual maturity in time, to get the authority of sons of the Almighty. They had His image in themselves but were just in the beginning of their spiritual growth journey, so to say.
Until the time when sons of the Almighty could take full responsibility into their powerful hands they had “guardians and stewards” sent to their help — sons of the Almighty who were already in Heavens before that moment when the earth and all those earthly worlds were created: Job 38:4-7. That’s why the sons of the Almighty who were in Heavens can be called “Heavenly” and those “Adams” who were born in their worlds and their descendants can be called “Earthly”. I want to highlight this point one more time: the image of the Almighty was in both, but ones were created first, so as firstborn they had more time to become like their Heavenly Father and grow in His glory. The image of Elohim is something that serves as a certain model, example and ideal to be attained during one’s life in eternity. The fact that Heavenly sons were called the sons of the Almighty and Adam was not once again highlights the main notion, that they had already lived a long life before the Earth was created and were able to grow into that measure of spiritual age to be called sons, entering the authority of sons.
Tselem and Dmut
Let’s dig deeper into original text of the Scriptures and see, what was translated as “image” and what was translated as “likeness”.
Gen.1 26 Then Elohim said, “Let Us make man (adam) in Our image, according to Our likeness…
צֶלֶם Tselem – shadow; image, resemblance.
דְמוּת Dmut – likeness, pattern, appearance, form, look, outward appearance.
The word Tselem is used when one talks about some sort of inner spiritual resemblance, of resemblance in essence. The word Dmut, is used usually when one talks about outward likeness, some physical form. From the context of the Scriptures and also the verses of 1st and 5th chapters of Bereshit we can see that the Almighty decided to create humans, His sons and daughters both with His inner likeness and with certain outward resemblance. We understand that likeness is not a 100% copy, but still. The outer form of likeness can be created almost instantly, but inner essential likeness must be formed in eternity. It is a constant change and development, that must be launched and kept by some inner pattern, some model, that is going to push and form the rest of the development. And it is not something “ephemeral or virtual” but it is like a program written with the help of King’s glory in our divine soul, neshama, that is the foundation directing this transformation. It was to damage it that the virus of sin was aimed for. The closer someone was in their relationships with the Heavenly Father, the more glory covered and protected this image, this written program, and that is what can be called “spiritual” anointing.
In addition to sons of the Almighty, both “Heavenly” and “Earthly”, there were many different creatures, part of whom had free will, and who like nahash (the serpent) from the 3rd chapter of Bereshit, were wise, beautiful and could lead highly intellectual dialogs in their free from “paradise work” time. Were they much like humans? Based on Scriptures alone, it is difficult to say for sure. For instance, speaking of Angels, the Scripture calls them “ministering spirits” in the letter to Hebrews; speaking of Cherubs (Ezek.1 & 9 chapters), it says they had hands like those of a human, and also one of the faces they had was like one of a human. It is a hint that aside from three main groups of creatures we see created on the sixth day, there is another special group of creatures who can look like humans on the outside, but don’t have the Almighty’s image in them; at least in that “amount” and quality His children have. Only about humans it is said that they have inner image of the Almighty — TSELEM, and that as children, they were destined to have the outward likeness: DMUT. One of four faces of the Cherubs can hint that about ¼ of creatures can look like children of the Almighty and also that the creatures of the Almighty of the highest level of power and abilities can be like them on ¼ level. Here we need to keep in mind, that the children of the Almighty themselves differ from each other, as it is written that “one star differs from another star in glory” (1 Cor.15:41). These are of course only some clues, but for those willing to understand the principle and have relationship with the Holy Spirit of the Almighty who won’t pick at “technical details” but get all necessary answers and confirmations from Him.
We can see several different groups in the translation of Septuagint:
Deut.32 43 “Rejoice, O Heavens with Him; and let all sons of God bow down before Him; rejoice peoples with His people, and all of God’s Angels get strengthened in Him, for He will avenge the blood of His sons, and bring punishment, and render vengeance to His enemies and adversaries; He will provide atonement for His land and His people.”
— sons of God;
— His people;
— God’s angels.
Here we see a clear division between sons of the King and His Angels.
Birth and creation
What is principal, “qualitative” difference between sons of the Almighty and other reasonable creatures, who can look like them outwardly or vice versa be very different, while having their own unique abilities, like Cherubs and Seraphs for example? There are two main planes here. The first is connected to the fact that the children of the Almighty, or rather their essence, i.e. their divine soul — neshama — was originated FROM the Father Himself. Hebrew word neshama is used only in two cases. This word can be translated as “breath” that belongs to the Almighty and Him alone; and also this word can be used when talking about souls of those, who are His children. In New Testament Scriptures this point is discussed deeper, explaining that we are the children of King of kings and we are born of His Spirit — Ruach haKodesh, i.e. Holy Spirit. In their essence, all those clarifications and explanations are in one way or another parallel to the Scripture verse from Gen.2:7, that we have analyzed earlier. The origin of children is FROM the Father, that is the Most High above all that exists.
As for creatures — Heavenly and Earthly — there’s not a single verse in the Scriptures direct or indirect, that points at them having a neshama, or that they were originated FROM the Almighty. All of them: seraphs, cherubs, different ministering spirits and also other living creatures, both Heavenly and Earthly, are created BEINGS/CREATURES, who as the whole creation in general were made by the hands of the Creator. According to the first book of the Scriptures — Bereshit, every living being, created on earth, had only soul, which is the Hebrew word nefesh. This fact doesn’t only define our status as FAMILY, that is connected to the level of RELATIONSHIPS, but also includes our authority potential status released and realized according to the level of our spiritual maturity. But that’s not all. Someone can note that after neshama went into a physical body, a human also got a nefesh type of soul. What do we do about it? Here’s what: just remember the world-famous Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon. There was a very dark page in his uneasy life, when for his enormous pride he was reduced to a cattle level. He ate grass as an animal, he thought as an animal, and he acted as an animal. He has become a “full-scale beast”. There’s a saying “from rags to riches”, but here we have an opposite process: “from riches to rags”. And please note the time period, that his “reeducation” took. Did you notice? That’s right, whole seven years.
Dan.4 31 While the word was still in the king’s mouth, a voice fell from heaven: “King Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is spoken: the kingdom has departed from you! 32 And they shall drive you from men, and your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field. They shall make you eat grass like oxen; and seven times shall pass over you, until you know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever He chooses.” 33 That very hour the word was fulfilled concerning Nebuchadnezzar; he was driven from men and ate grass like oxen; his body was wet with the dew of heaven till his hair had grown like lion’s hair and his nails like birds’ claws.
Right from the start I want to bring to your attention the 30th verse: it describes “four faces” cherubs have, as we see in the book of Ehezkel: human, ox, lion and bird. It’s not even a hint, it is a direct indication of his “reduced status”.
This situation is a prophetic image of what happened to all those, who got into the existing spiritual quarantine, and what is described in Psalm 81 that we have discussed in part three. Pride, haughtiness and taking a gift for granted with consequent actions, that led to sufferings of many, all of that brought about the divine soul’s — neshama — banishment into spiritual quarantine to this earth, making it forget itself, the Almighty, from Whom everything is, and Who is the Heavenly Father. For its disrespect to its Parents — the Heavenly Father and His Spirit (“Which” in Hebrew has a feminine gender and is an image of a Mother) — for all of that neshama was sent into exile, and being in this blocked state as in some prison it was diminished to the animal soul level – nefesh in some sense. “Seven times” are those 7000 years of our “Testing Ground”, when we need to make right decisions in our hearts to get an opportunity to return HOME. The fact that Nebuchadnezzar “raised his eyes to Heavens” is a prophetic act of being summoned to the mountain of the Most High, where according to Isa.25:7, He will “destroy the surface of the covering cast over all people, and the veil that is spread over all nations”, i.e. He will take off the veil of oblivion from our divine memory. After that our mind will return to us and we are able to see that in the image of proud and then humbled king:
Dan.4 34 And at the end of the time I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my understanding returned to me; and I blessed the Most High and praised and honored Him who lives forever: For His dominion is an everlasting dominion, And His kingdom is from generation to generation. 35All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; He does according to His will in the army of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth. No one can restrain His hand or say to Him, “What have You done?”
Like the “prodigal son”, Nebuchadnezzar repented and after that his “honor” — “best robes” (“clothes of righteousness”), he also got his power back (“ring on his hand” — Lk.15:20-22):
Dan.4 36 At the same time my reason returned to me, and for the glory of my kingdom, my honor and splendor returned to me. My counselors and nobles resorted to me, I was restored to my kingdom, and excellent majesty was added to me. 34 Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, all of whose works are truth, and His ways justice. And those who walk in pride He is able to put down.
“Image of Elohim” — ability to create
I was also given such revelation that one of the keys to understanding this issue is that the Heavenly Father put a certain part of His creative ability into His children: ability to create visible out of the invisible “call those things which do not exist as though they did” (Rom.4:17). Heavenly Father gave such ability to His children through imparting His image into them:
Rom.8 29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
That is because we are the children of our Father, as it is written, and we are in a certain way like Yeshua, and we are FROM the One, that’s why He “is not ashamed to call us brethren” (Heb.2:11). And in that case the following verses become clearer:
Heb.1 13 But to which of the angels has He ever said: “Sit at My right hand, till I make Your enemies Your footstool”? 14 Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation?
Heb.2 5 For He has not put the world to come, of which we speak, in subjection to angels… 16 For indeed He does not give aid to angels, but He does give aid to the seed of Abraham…
There are many testimonies concerning “Angels” as “ministering spirits”, as it was revealed to many, that there are “angels of healing”, “angels of joy”, “angels of power” and so on. Here I’d like to direct your attention to the fact that those Heavenly creatures being the servants of the Almighty, as I personally understand, have no ability to create as “sons of the Almighty” do, but they do have a certain gift for a service of some kind. They also have abilities, that can comprise of more than one openly manifested gift. Like there are “messenger angels”, “warrior angels”, “guardian angels”; there are also “angels of the communities” (Rev.1:20). Of course, they need more than one manifested gift to perform such services.
The word “gift” is a synonym of such notion as “manifested glory”, that can be very diverse and “multifarious”. To make this more illustrative, let’s remember the following: the High Priest carried Hoshen or “pectoral”, having 12 stones with 12 names of tribes of Israel written on them. The engraving on the stones was made by intaglio method, therefore the letters were made bass relief, standing out a little as on a stamp. Each of the stones symbolized one of twelve kinds of manifested glory of the King, and also that His glory was originally put into His children. As for the creatures, let’s take for example the former “covering” cherub, who is described as having stones integrated in his clothes:
Ezek.28 13 You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering: the sardius, topaz, and diamond, beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, turquoise, and emerald…
His clothes, but not himself, had nine of twelve stones, that Hoshen of the High Priest had. They were symbols of nine kinds of King’s manifested glory that was prepared for him in the day of his creation. Clothes is a symbol of a ministry that he was entrusted with. From the very beginning he received a certain element of glory, in which he was supposed to grow in eternity, as all the others, by the way.
The former “covering” cherub was an amazing master of perversion, that is manipulation with something that already exists, so that he could make different “variants” of tools for his own desires using existing material. One of many examples is his constant experiments with mix human DNA with that of other living creatures in attempt to grow and prepare a monstrous army of hybrids, as one of the most powerful tools in the coming opposition. However, despite the great measure of glory, given to him, the fallen cherub didn’t have creative ability, that is to “call things into existence that never existed” like the Almighty does.
The fallen cherub is like a skilled magician who aside from all those manipulations also possesses great knowledge that he originally had, with addition of things he learned during his long life. All of that is true, BUT! He has no ability to CREATE, which is expressed through the verb “bara” in Hebrew. If he had the ability to “create”, he wouldn’t have all those experiments and many other things. It proves that the former “covering cherub” has no “image of Elohim”, with which all sons of the Almighty were born. That’s why he’s only the “son of the morning”, but not a “morning star”, which is our Messiah §Yeshua. “The morning star” is a level of power, as we’ve already discussed, and it is very joyful and pleasant to realize, that such potential has been input and prepared for us! Without any doubts this joy must be balanced with seriousness and carefulness, that comes from realizing the responsibility connected to it.
Of course, it is one thing to have “Elohim’s image” potential, and it is completely different thing to be released and to achieve the corresponding level through becoming like the Heavenly Father. As I hope you all remember well, while we have repeated it multiple times, “the heir, as long as he is a child, does not differ at all from a slave, though he is master of all” (Gal.4:1). The huge potential of “Elohim’s image” that the Heavenly Father imparted into His children is going to be unlocked and released during all eternity, and it is very encouraging, inspiring and exciting, and also makes one’s heart thank and trust Him more. At least, that’s how I feel.
Those children of the Almighty who remained faithful weren’t as limited during all this time of the “Testing Ground” as Israelites, who were waiting in the shelter cities because they’ve sinned “accidentally”. Those who remained faithful weren’t obliged to undergo this “spiritual quarantine”, and they didn’t sit somewhere “behind the clouds” watching some heavenly movie or cartoons in their free time. They were actively participating and still participate in all the events. Up until the moment you started to read these pages. Let’s remember one abstract from the Scriptures:
Judges 5 20 They fought from the heavens; the stars from their courses fought against Sisera.
Of course, they fought not with Sisera per se, because even one son of the Almighty in all of his activated manifested glory was enough not just to overcome, but also to scare this Sisera and all of his horde so much, that they would run for their dear lives. Based on compliance principle the stars fought those who attacked from the spiritual realm parallel to Sisera, covering for him from the spiritual spheres. We can remember the words of prophet Elisha, who taught his disciple by saying that “those who are with us are more than those who are with them” (2 Kings 6:15-17).
Earlier in part three we’re already discussed that it was the sons of the Almighty, whom the Scriptures call stars. Moreover, we can remember an episode from the 6th chapter of Bereshit, where not just “angels”, but sons of the Almighty — “bney Elohim” who were supposed to guard first humans, — conspired and started to enter in to the daughters of men, through that the number of nephilims or fallen was increased in the world. Despite this sad fact resulting in some very-very hard consequences from the “technical” point of view it helps us understand the degree to which the sons of the Almighty were involved in all events happening on earth. There is a verse about “Watchers” from the book of prophet Daniel, and also some other verses speaking about it. Therefore, throughout this period of 7000 years of “spiritual quarantine” apart from the time “BEFORE”, the sons of the Almighty took, still take and will take the most active part in all of that universal conflict.
Creation of the “animal world” – prophetic image
of souls coming into this world
Four faces of the cherubs show us four types of creatures both in Heavens and in earthly worlds. Some of them had certain freedom of choice, like the children of the Almighty, others didn’t. For example, as we can see, nahash from 3rd chapter of Bereshit had such freedom, but we cannot say so about the others. Nevertheless, we see an example from the Scriptures, as one of the basic principles, that there were such creations, who were not children, but who had a certain freedom of choice. Most beings didn’t have freedom of choice as we understand it in regard to ourselves. Nonetheless, “choice” as inherent characteristic of free will existed as a principle up to some level of the soul, everything beyond that level was already considered only animal instincts and physiological reflexes, that are written in our “spiritual-soul program code”. We are going to touch upon this topic in more detail in one of the final parts; meanwhile we are going to analyze the “basic part”, understanding of which is going to help us get hold of many things, situations and principles.
Therefore, apart from the creatures with free will, who were outwardly and inwardly alike (four faces of cherubs) there was a great amount of different beings created, who we can broadly name “animal world”: birds (“winged”), and also those living on the ground and in the water. Souls of these creatures had different level of “difficulty”, with different intellectual and other abilities, everything according to the Creator’s plan; with the habitat of some being the Heavens, and others — earthly worlds. For example, the Scriptures mention that there are earthly horses, and Heavenly horses, that are described as “fiery”: 2 Kings 2:11. The Scripture is rather concise here, hinting only to the principle without going deep into the details.
While analyzing the first chapters of the book Bereshit describing the creation and restoration of the world, starting with verse 3, it’s important to understand the following: the Scriptures DON’T SAY about creation of all creatures of the “animal world”. We don’t see a description of creation in the first chapter of the book of Bereshit, how for example hedgehogs, amoebas and other creatures were made. Further on we will talk deeper about different important points of the first chapter, and it will become more obvious for many, that everything written there has literal “physical” meaning only when certain “direction” is followed, some basic principle. It also has a meaning of “prophetic shadow” or “prophetic imprint” of the events occured in Gen.1:1-2.
During the “fifth day of creation” we see two main categories: “winged” or birds, whose existence is connected to Heaven, and who are distinguished by ability to fly in Heavens under the dome — “rakiya”, and also those, whose origin is connected to water.
“Birds”, “winged” or “creatures of the air” — are prophetic images of “heavenly” personalities, who got into the spiritual quarantine, and “water creatures” are the images of “earthly” personalities, who lived AT THOSE TIMES, and who also got into that quarantine. As for the turn of their coming into this world to undergo their “spiritual quarantine”, according to the context of the entire Scripture, analyzed earlier, I have now such understanding that during the first 6000 years both Heavenly and Earthly persons must undergo this spiritual quarantine, and the rest 1000 years of so-called “Messianic era” is a special phase of quarantine. The major part of this thousand-year period is going to be easier than the former 6000. That’s the reason why those, who will be born in those 1000 years would find themselves in more comfortable conditions to fulfill their “Testing Ground”. Of course, I can speak about this case only in conditional tense, because many things still remain hidden and they will be revealed only after Yeshua’s return. Nevertheless, understanding of this matter can help our general perception of the “Testing Ground” concept.
I do not rule out that during this last period of “quarantine” only “earthly” persons are going to be there, i.e. those who lived in those 70 worlds and who with a certain infection of sin virus and “defilement by death” didn’t manage to “mess up a lot”. The “difficulty” level during the rest of this period is going to be cut to a minimum, that will make a great number of earthly persons to undergo this quarantine.
I also assume that during those 6000 years the terms of the “Testing Ground” were breached for those, who were undergoing it without their fault, and in the context of Justice of the Almighty it could open opportunity for an additional try, if their former attempt was unsuccessful. What could be the reason? For example, the terms of quarantine suppose that everyone who undergoes it must get a proper undamaged genetic avatar, or speaking simply a physical body, which the soul can enter. The terms are that most souls are supposed to be born and live till a certain “age of responsibility”, when they are able to make corresponding decisions. If the agreed terms were breached at this stage, and it happened due to “external circumstances”, therefore, by Justice principle, everyone had a right either for further easing up of the requirements, or for an “additional chance”. The Torah has subtle clues to that. It is written that if somebody hurt his slave or maidservant by damaging their eye or a tooth, he had to release him or her and give them freedom (Ex.21:26-27). In fact it is a prophetic hint that if somebody was under somebody else’s authority, and this authority was turned against them unjustly, inflicting a certain level of damage to them as a result, they were not subjected only to the law of compensation, that is one of the existing world order principles; in this case this person had a right to a higher level of freedom. It is also written that if somebody raped an unmarried girl and they were caught together, and if she agrees to marry this man, then he had no right to divorce her under any circumstances for the rest of his life (Deut.22:28-29). That is, infringing on certain freedoms and possibilities gave the wronged party corresponding additional rights, and in some cases even higher level of freedom in their life. You can also remember that in specific cases when people returned things that were illegally taken from them, the perpetrator had to add some part. That’s all for the sake of compensation. All of these are indirect examples, of course, but I’m talking about the basic principle that is originated from the essence of the Most High, Who is the Righteous and Unbiased Judge.
In the previous part we analyzed an abstract from Acts 3:21, where it says that the Heavens received Yeshua until the time of “return of EVERYONE”. “EVERYONE” means who? One can return from earth only to Heavens; therefore, the verb “return” can denote literally and directly only the “Heavenly”. And once EVERYONE “Heavenly” decide and make their choice, in the same moment Yeshua the Messiah is going to return. His feet will step on the Olive Mountain and He will enter Jerusalem and sit on His rightful throne as King of Israel and King of the whole world. After that His 1000-year reign starts together with those of His people, who is going to rule with Him. Indirectly Acts 3:21 can imply that not only Heavenly, but also Earthly sons and daughters, while their origin is also FROM the Heavenly Father.
We know from the Scriptures that even in this blessed time of so-called “Messianic era” there will be people born and people dying, there will be righteous and sinners. And from the amount of sinners the “ancient serpent” is going to recruit his army to attack the “war camp of the saints” in the last days, as it is written in the original text of the Scripture, and also he’ll attack the hero city Jerusalem, by charging them “into the last and decisive battle”: Rev.20:7-8. Perhaps only those will be born during this last thousand years, to whom sin came after the “Heavenly”, among whom it originated. Everyone in their turn: “fish rots from its head”. The “Earthly” got sin later, and they didn’t have such level of responsibility as the Heavenly. Therefore, their terms of “quarantine” can be less harsh. We can see the kind of harsh conditions of life in these first 6000 years: giant nephilims, wars, annihilations, plagues, total idolatry, 3,5 years of last “Great Tribulation” etc. The quarantine period for many “Earthly” can be easier. The King of kings Himself is going to be in Jerusalem on His throne. The Earth is going to be filled with knowledge of the Almighty, as it is written. Wars will stop and everyone will beat their swords into ploughshares; diseases are going to be mostly defeated, the longevity and quality of life will rapidly increase, the environment will be much better, there will be no shortage of food, and territory good for habitation is going to be expanded. The amount of people born in these thousand years can equals to those born in the previous six thousand years; and may be even more. Conditions to know the Most High, possibility to live according to His rules, commandments and laws are going to be the most favorable. The fallen cherub, this sly serpent is going to be bound for almost a thousand years in Sheol, i.e. his direct activity is going to be restricted.
In spite of that, the virus of sin that has already found its way into the souls of those earthly persons, is going to continue its destructive work, that’s why even in those almost ideal conditions there will be sinners, as it is written, that even “the sinner being one hundred years old shall be accursed” (Isa.65:20). It is also written that there will be disobedience at the national level, when some nations will for some reasons refuse to come to Jerusalem for the Feast of Succoth (feast of Tabernacles) to bow down before the King of kings (Zech.14). Concerning those nations, it is said that they will have no rain.
That is, we see that in spite of some idyllic state, not everything is going to be perfect and ideal. It is another proof that souls born into this time were already infected by this virus of sin. Perhaps they were not as severely infected as those born in the first 6000 years, but nevertheless, they were infected. Otherwise why would anybody continue to sin in such perfect conditions, when Yeshua the Messiah Himself is visibly and physically here on earth, where there’s no wars and peace all over the place? Only if one soul or another already has this virus of sin, that is going to lead someone astray in spite of all that. Only when all the rest of “Earthly” souls are going to be incarnated on this earth during this 1000 of years, and they make their choice, then satan is going to be released from Sheol to “to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth”. After that you remember what will happen, because it is described briefly but colorfully in the 20th chapter of the Revelations. After so-called “Judgement of the White Throne” is held, where the final judgement is declared and everyone gets their “measure of recompense”; as soon as all the sinners including the fallen cherub and “his angels” are going to be thrown into the lake of fire, Sheol and death are also going to be thrown there. This time is going to be the last finishing point of “spiritual quarantine”, after which the dome or the firmament, as Hebrew word “rakiya” is translated, is going to be lifted from the earth. It was after that the prophet saw “new heaven and new earth”, when the Capital of the Universe, Heavenly Jerusalem, will come down to earth and there will be no more Sun and Moon, as temporary lighting measure created for the period of “quarantine” (Rev.21:23). There will be no need of them anymore, because the original light of the Almighty is going to be restored, that illuminated all and everyone before THOSE global destructions took place. Deviation into sin brought increasing destruction and lessening of Creator’s light — both spiritual and physical one. That’s why in the time of the abundance of sin the earthly world had a correspondent increasing of darkness even at the physical level. These were “unsettling” or even “dark” days. I have seen it many times in my visions.
Levels of responsibility
To have a right and deep understanding of the existing sequence of events and who had what and why, one has to realize, that one of the most important spiritual principles defining almost all circumstances is the level of responsibility. Therefore, I want to pinpoint this issue by analyzing this basic principle from two verses of the Scripture:
Lk.12 47 And that servant who knew his master’s will, and did not prepare himself or do according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. 48 But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more.
Gal.6 5 For each one shall bear his own load.
These abstracts are interesting in themselves and very important in many aspects, but let’s analyze them in the framework of our topic of discussion. Which of those Heavenly and Earthly persons had more responsibility for what was happening, both with them personally and around them? Surely it were the sons of the Almighty and also all those Heavenly creatures who were closer to the Creator than many others and who had more authority, therefore, more responsibility. Those who had the most authority, freedom, intellect and other abilities were most accountable.
After all well-known analyzed events described in Gen.1:1-2, there was a “spiritual quarantine” organized on restored and renovated earth. This earth was covered by the dome or “the firmament”, that sounds as rakiya in Hebrew, which separated “water from water”: outer waters (tahom Heb.) from inner waters (maim Heb.). The dome or the firmament wasn’t something virtual, but a very physical thing; the Scripture says this dome/firmament is “strong as a cast metal mirror” (Job 37:18). And I’ll let those of you who doesn’t know in on a secret that in ancient world especially during the time of writing of this passage of Scriptures, most mirrors were cast from copper, which was manufactured and polished till it was shining. Remember another Scripture passage: “and the Heavens will be as copper…”; do you get the connection?
Therefore, earth was prepared as a “spiritual quarantine” place for those souls, who didn’t make up their mind yet, who “stumbled”, or were “defiled by death” and have done something worthy of severe punishment but didn’t have motives sufficient enough. It was done in order for them to finally make up their mind and go through sufficient trial and purification, according to Father’s will. This dome/firmament — rakiya — blocked both access TO the earth and FROM the earth. Only by permission from the Most High anyone or anything can “legally” get through this rakiya to earth or get through this dome outside by going through the “firmament”. We will cover this topic in more detail in further materials, and right now we’re going to continue discussing the levels of responsibility and how it is related to the animal world, the creation of which we are going to take as a prophetic illustration of how the souls from “spiritual quarantine” appeared on this earth. That’s not the only angle, but the most important one. We can more likely say that those, who were closest to the main origin and “carrier” of the virus — the former “covering” cherub — got it first. And while he was close to the very top of power and glory, you can imagine who was able to get into this “sinful mincing machine” first of all: sons and daughters of the Almighty, seraphs, cherubs and other Heavenly beings, “Angels” of different gifts and callings etc. And after them sooner or later this virus of sin got to the other “beasts”, who were not “speechless” at all. At least some of them.
— domestic animals (translated as “cattle”), Hebrew – “beheyma”;
— creeping things, Hebrew – “remes”;
— beasts of the earth (“earthly living creatures”), Hebrew – “haiyeto erets”.
Further on we can see the category appear, that is often translated as “beasts of the field” — “hayat sade” (Gen.3:1). It is a derivative from this third group “earthly creatures”, and through that specific word it highlights all creatures that live both ON the earth and those who live UNDER the earth. In fact, this translation isn’t wrong per se, but it is rather narrow, showing just the beginner and easiest perception level of spiritual children, without reflecting the main essence. Let’s analyze this interesting word:
שָדֶה sade: field, country, region.
That’s why one of the major, right and absolutely grammatical translations of the phrase “hayat sade” in (Gen.3:1) is going to be:
Bereshit 3 1 nahash was the most cunning of all creatures of that country/land, that Yahweh has created…
That is the Almighty originally created not just creeping, moving and generally not very intelligent “creatures”, but He first of all created such intelligent creatures, some of whom could have almost “equal” conversations with those having maximum power and potential — His children. It is a moment that is very important for comprehension of many things related to the “Testing Ground” and with many things, that appeared in our world already, and which will be shown in the nearest future in their fullness. I mean those creatures, that many know as “reptiloids”, “creptedes”, “dog-heads” or “dog-men”, “snow people” etc. We are going to cover this topic in detail in one of the final parts.
There are intelligent living creatures ON the earth and intelligent living creatures UNDER the earth. Also, after THAT WAR Sheol had several categories of persons that are sons and daughters of the Almighty. Some may be surprised to hear that there are intelligent creatures UNDER the earth, so further on we are going to analyze Scripture verses related to that.
“Field”, nahash and dragons
I want you to take special notice that at the moment of creation of all living beings and humans, neither righteous nor sinners were yet in Sheol. Therefore, at the point of time described in Gen.1:3-30, there were only souls (nefesh) of fallen Heavenly and Earthly creatures (not children!), and also souls of those earthly sons and daughters, who were supposed to undergo “spiritual quarantine”, and who “died” during THAT WAR. But we’ll cover it in the next part. Now let’s analyze the word sade translated in Gen.3:1 as “of the field”. There’s a Hebrew word:
Strong’s number: 7704 שָדֶה sade field, country, region.
This word has the same root as some others, that are seemingly not related to it:
Strong’s number: 7705 שִדָה shida concubine, wife.
Strong’s number: 7699 שַד shad breast, nipples.
Strong’s number: 7700 שֵד shed imp, demon, evil spirit.
Strong’s number: 7701 שד shod 1. violence, oppression, robbery; 2. devastation, destruction, annihilation.
The word translated in Gen.3:1 as “of the field” is written exactly the same way as “concubine, wife/woman”, only its vocalization is different; the vocalization was added much later than the time of writing of the main text. Also, it sounds essentially as the word “breast, nipples”. If we think about it, these words as notions have some correlation; as for “other side” we can see that addition of the letter “hey” in the end of the word in fact “reverses” the meaning: destruction, evil spirits etc. It can remind us of a story of changing names of Abraham and Sarah, with special emphasis on Sarah’s name as a woman. I’m not going into gematria here, but I’ll try to show certain prophetic hints and deep correlations, to explain the meaning of this word better: “earth” with “cross-plus” notation and “under the earth”, with “cross-minus” notation.
Therefore, when Gen.3:1 says that nahash (“serpent”) was more cunning or discerning of all creatures of the earth it speaks about “two planes”. First of all, it speaks about nahash (“serpent”) who was clearly prominent above all “world creatures” and was a representative of the visible earthly physical world, and it also speaks about “son of the morning” — satan, who was also “prominent” in a certain way among the inhabitants of the under-earth, i.e. invisible world in the darkness camp. Nahash listened to the words of the former “covering cherub” which became satan or “adversary”, and after that the former became “creeping” in a physical meaning of this word, as the latter one was “creeping” in the spiritual meaning. Somebody says that originally that ancient nahash had wings and could fly. Somebody is convinced he had legs, like people had. I personally have no detailed revelation on his physical appearance, only an understanding that he had legs like that of a human and he also had wings and could fly. Nahash from Gen.3 chapter is a prophetic shadow of the fallen cherub, who were in many ways like a human. I think that flying dragons are something from that area.
Dragons are images of other Heavenly creatures, who didn’t do anything SPECIAL, to be deprived of their wings and forced to “eat the dirt”. I also can’t rule out, although I speak about it in “conditional case”, that dragons were some distant relatives of that nahash, who tempted the first people, who sinned in something, but not AS MUCH as “the one”. I personally know one woman who had a dream of what kind of creatures they were before the fall. They had a very different “phiz”: not very scary, more alike to one of a fox, and there was nothing demonic in their original form.
“Under the earth”
Rev.5 3 And no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll, or to look at it.
Rev.5 13 And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying: Blessing and honor and glory and power be to Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, forever and ever!”
What do you think who are those being UNDER the earth, who can not only handle scrolls/books and “look at them”, but also give glory and bless the Most High and His Son? Nephilims and their descendants some may say, and it is theoretically possible, while those creatures were of different intellectual level and up till now, they live mostly under the earth in its caves and in special cities built there. The Scripture text says that not only those living UNDER the earth gave Him glory, but also those living ON and IN the seas. Considering the context of the analyzed passages and the whole topic in general, who do you think is ready to give glory to the Almighty and bless Him and His Son? We don’t talk about animals in direct sense of this word. Of course, I assure that part of nephilims is able to repent, that is those who are called “fallen”. It is a mercy of the Heavenly Father for all of His children and creations, and there are real examples when it happened both in past and in our time. These cases are limited, but the fact remains, nonetheless. As this matter is connected to those whom the Scripture calls “tares”, as I see here, there is a point here when the Almighty said that “there was something good found in him” (1 Kings 14:13). Maybe some soul had something good in it for some reasons and the mercy of the Creator allowed it return to Life. Let’s consider this matter thoroughly.
There is a small nuance in what we’re analyzing here, and it is that ALL creation was worshipping the Most High God, not some part of it. If we take it literally, it means that 100% of all beings were doing that. On the other hand, the Scripture has such practice, when it says EVERYWHERE or ALL, but means not 100% but at least some part from every place in “generalized” sense. Let me give you an example:
Gen.41 57 And all countries came into Egypt to Joseph to buy grain, because the famine was sore in all the earth.
Josh.6 27 So Jehovah was with Joshua; and his fame was in all the land.
Rom.10 18 But I say, did they not hear? Yea, verily, their sound went out into all the earth (“inhabited” — Gr.), and their words unto the ends of the world.
Evidently it doesn’t mean the entire earth literally, because Joshua’s fame probably didn’t reach the high tops of Tibet mountains or Amazon forests. The same goes for other verses. That’s why the term “ALL” means some literal limitation, and that means at least from every place without specifying the percentage. I won’t dig deeper into it, as I only mention it for fuller understanding of the picture in general, that must be complete by the end of the book.
Do you remember a fragment from the previous part – the story about Abraham, the rich man and Lazarus? I remind those who don’t know, that it’s not a parable as somebody think. According to the rules of parables, at least those rules that exist in the Jewish nation, only a story having no proper names can be considered a parable. If there is at least one proper name present, it is not a parable anymore. There is also such notion as “midrash” (“interpretation” — Heb.), but it is from another area, while it discusses not the essence of what’s happening but specifies certain details and nuances and also proposes some interesting thoughts on some situation, written in the Scriptures.
Lk.16 26 And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, that they that would pass from hence to you may not be able, and that none may cross over from thence to us.
There exist several groups of persons: sons and daughters of the Almighty and also different beings, that are/were dwelling “under the earth”. The Sheol itself is a “lower part” of the “earth construction”, if we can call it that way. It is extremely huge and surrounded by outer waters: takhom in Hebrew. Inside of it there is a lake of fire and those places that are often called “underworld” or “hell”. There are many things at the different levels there. There are different places where diverse processes happen, connected to the fire lava, that is a sort of reflection of the “lake of fire”, and its peculiar “tongues”. There are “lower levels” there (“tartaros” — Gr.), we see it mentioned in 2 Peter 2:4, where those sons of the Almighty who sinned dwell, as it is written in Gen.6:4. There are many invisible processes happening in Sheol, connected to water and substance cycles. It has underground seas and lakes; it has huge caves, where underground cities and dwellings are, where a lot of creatures of different intellect abide. Till certain moment of time the righteous, who finished their “Testing Ground” were also there, and they were at so-called “Abraham’s bosom”. There are also places for sinners, where they abide and will be abiding till the moment of the final judgement, where everything hidden will be revealed and the final measure of punishment is going to be decided, and so on. Sheol has more than two categories of persons, that we can see in Lk.16:26. Let’s try to define some of them in order to understand those Scripture passages that were used as an example in the very beginning of this part.
I want to make it clear from the beginning, that concerning some categories of persons, who will be mentioned further on I don’t have a 100% confirmation from the Heavenly Father, but from my experience I can say that even though some revelations and understanding did come at some point, it took time, sometimes a rather long time, before they were “confirmed and proved”, so to say. That’s why while reading that ask the Almighty questions and get your own confirmation from Him, as we are supposed to do always.
“Evacuation” and waiting places
Aside from everything else, THAT WAR divided everyone who lived into two big groups on the grounds of whether they had a glorified physical body, or it was destroyed. Part of sons and daughters THEN in THAT WAR suffered so much, that their physical bodies were fatally damaged and in our earthly understanding they sort of “died”. As we know, death according to the Scriptures is not a “non-existence” but separation from the Almighty, Who is Life. There were also creatures who died, i.e. their physical bodies were critically damaged and there were those, who kept them till the “Zero hour”. Critical damage of the physical body, in spite of it being a glorified one, is unfortunately something possible, and when it happened, the wholeness of a son or a daughter in such condition was impaired, and he or she couldn’t live in full sense of this notion. Physical body is a tool that helps us fully function in the existing physical world, interacting with it and having access to all existing functions, so to say. Before the start of THAT WAR nobody had experience and understanding of what may happen, if a glorified physical body would be damaged to the point of no restoration. Death and destruction were not as manifested for somebody to get such an experience.
Here I would like to clarify one thing and draw some lines between “Heavenly” and “Earthly” sons and daughters. The Scripture tells us of different glory of the bodies:
1 Cor.15 40 There are also celestial bodies and terrestrial bodies; but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. 41 … for one star differs from another star in glory…
“Glory of bodies” aside from everything else is a whole number of some supernatural abilities that were called “power of the future world” in the Scriptures, and it is also a different degree of stability to damage and destruction in general. It also includes different degree of regeneration and restoration in case such damages occur. The glory of those born later was of course lesser, and it really influenced the degree of their damage in THAT WAR. Physical glorified bodies of Heavenly sons and daughters who were in first time generations were impossible to be destructed with the help of some “technological tools”. Those, who were born in later time generations (less amount of Heavenly and mostly Earthly sons and daughters) “died” in greater number. One more clarification, by “physical death” I mean infliction of a fatal damage to a glorified body that it becomes useless, and after that the soul in its spiritual body gets into some “waiting” place, so to say.
Concerning such notion as “generation” and what is related to it we are going to analyze it later and meanwhile we are going to take the previous Scripture passage as a foundation, and try to define the categories of persons who could give glory to the Almighty and His Son in the moment when the seals were broken.
In the following parts we are going to dig deeper into the matters of THAT WAR as it was, and for now I’m just going to mention it as a fact that in process of this opposition, first there was an EVACUATION of all those sons and daughters of the Almighty, who wanted to remain loyal and who didn’t follow the mutineers. There was a different balance of powers in different places, and also there was always a great amount of those, who hadn’t decided yet. Exodus from Egypt was a prophetic shadow of THAT EVACUATION during THAT WAR, which was later called the Great War of the Worlds. In the very end of THAT WAR before the final destruction happened, that we can see in Gen.1:2, all sons and daughters who survived and remained loyal were evacuated together with those who didn’t cross the “point of no return”, and who had a chance to be restored. The event that many call the Great Tribulation is a prophetic shadow of those events.
Meanwhile we are going to state that Sheol had several categories of persons. Some of them we are going to list here and later we will return to description of others and dig into some details related to it. So:
1. The righteous together with Abraham. I have a certain understanding about them founded first of all on the Scriptures, that after Yeshua’s death and resurrection they were taken out from this place, because they were paid for by the Blood of the Messiah. They had an opportunity if not to get into close proximity to the Father’s presence, then at least into some Heavenly spheres, where they are waiting for the moment, when at the time of resurrection of the dead they are going to get their glorified bodies and with it they will receive the necessary fullness of restoration to return to the maximum of things they had before sin came. I want to note that it is written in Revelations 5:13 that the glory was given to the Almighty and His Son after the “Lamb was slain”. That is, it was after Yeshua’s death, resurrection and return to Heavens and somebody, when those who were UNDER the earth, gave Him glory. Considering that all the righteous who had already finished their “Testing Ground” were already taken out from Sheol, and they were in some Heavenly spheres, and “all the rest” gave glory, we get a reasonable question: who were they?
2. Sinners-people in hell, where they were as in detention center awaiting their punishment.
3. Fallen Heavenly and Earthly sons and daughters of the Almighty, who were in opposition to the “loyal” and rose against the Almighty’s principles of rule, rebelling against Him in fact and hardening their hearts, becoming unable to make tshuva and repent. They are the ones, about whom it was written in 1 Tim.4:2. They “survived” in THAT war, in a sense that their physical bodies didn’t suffer critical damage, and having enough of glory they originally had, they kept their full memory and realization of everything that happened and is happening now. After Adam and Hava sinned, and this power was given through nahash to the fallen cherub and the fallen with him, all of them got an opportunity to access this restored physical world to fulfill their plans. The more darkness spread on earth, i.e. in our restored world, the more the fallen got access and opportunities to act in this world.
4. The souls of those who died in THAT WAR from the sons and daughters of the Almighty, who crossed the point of no return and became fallen. These were the souls that the enemy was able to send into this world into bodies, conceived by people, when “people were asleep”, i.e. in times of spiritual darkness and grave forms of idolatry and other serious sins. Nobody asked these souls while they have already made their final choice THEN and hardened their hearts so that they were unable to make tshuva, i.e. repent. They were in a special place in Sheol that had maximum movement limitation and no opportunity to function at all. They realized what really happened and experienced the horror of it, being in the state of non-stopping depression, separated from their Father, Who is Life, and Whom they rejected in one way or another. It is important to understand that the Heavenly Father tried to save some of their number, who were sent as tares into our world to destroy and kill, if “some good” could be found in their heart, if there was something “good” untouched by the virus of sin to cling to, and to start some restoration, so that they would be later saved even as “out of the fire”.
5. Souls of created earthly beings, who lived in earthly worlds before creation of Adam in period described in Gen.1:1-2, who were not damaged by sin virus, but who died in THAT WAR. In the next part we are going to analyze Scripture verses, related to that category.
6. Souls of created heavenly and earthly beings, who lived in Heavens and in earthly worlds before Adam was created, in period described in Gen.1:1-2, who had intellect and were damaged by sin virus, by joining with the opposition, and who died in THAT WAR, i.e. whose physical bodies were destroyed.
There were also some other categories that were UNDER the earth, and some of them came into existence as a result of what happened in Gen.6:4, but we’re going to talk about it later.
Nephilims and hybrids
Here I’d like to make a substantive remark and define some terminology. The term “nephilims” occurs several times in the Scriptures. This word comes from the verb “naphal” — “to fall”. Therefore, it’s literal, grammatical and contextual translation is “fallen”:
Gen.6 4 There were giants/fallen on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of Adam and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men (giborim) who were of old, men of renown (famous, notorious).
There were no giants among Cain’s descendants, they appeared only after the sons of the Almighty did what was described in Gen.6:4. Both the Scripture
itself and different apocryphal books and Hebrew tradition talks about that.
Numbers 13 33 There we saw the giants/nephilims/fallen (the descendants of Anak came from the giants (nephilims); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.”
The context and the literal meaning of these passages and also the analyzed sequence of all main events does fully confirm the concept of the “Testing Ground”. Cain was the first tare (“…was of the wicked one…” 1 Jn.3:12) and through him tares started to come into this world according to Matt.13:24-30; 36-43. Gen.6:4 also states that the fallen were already there at the moment when sons of the Almighty started to go in to the daughters of Adam. One of semantic variants of translation emphasizes that “especially when the sons of God came in to the daughters of Adam”. That is, the fallen (nephilims) or tares were there from the times of Cain and up until the time described in Gen.6:4, and from that moment on their number increased.
That’s why it will be appropriate to differentiate some terms. The widest notion here is the word NEPHILIMS. According to the literal and contextual meaning of the Scripture, they are those fallen, who were first of all sons and daughters of the Almighty, and it can also denote fallen beings, who had freedom of choice and voluntary sided with the opposition, like nahash (“serpent”) from Genesis chapter 3. But HYBRIDS were creatures, whose physical body genome had different combinations from different sources. It could include genes of the sons of the Almighty, genes of humans and also genes of animals; and that is in absolutely different combinations.
The tares from the souls of fallen sons and daughters of the Almighty can be planted into any bodies, because nobody asked those who were at lower level of authority in their kingdom of darkness whether they want it. As in the army with a super strict discipline.
The Scripture doesn’t use the term “hybrids”, because everything is generalized under the term “nephilims”. That’s why the first hybrid bodies appeared after the sons of the Almighty had intercourse with human daughters, and when the DNAs that weren’t supposed to mix were joined together. They were the vessels for those souls called tares in Matt.13. The book of Enoch has a small abstract that tells us how physical descendants of the sons of the Almighty, described in Gen.6:4, in time “started to sin with animals”. That was exactly the moment, when it talks about hybridization with animal genome. Creation of such hybrid bodies with animal genome participation allowed not only fallen sons and daughters, but also fallen creatures to come into this world. Here we see the principle of COMPLIANCE in action. It was a short introduction for general understanding of what we’re going to dig into next, but we’ll come back to it and analyze it in more details later on.
Spheres of responsibility
Another important plane of understanding is comprehension of the existing world order and distribution of some “global” responsibilities. I’ve heard one devoted minister say quite long ago that every cherub was responsible for their sphere, their “direction” of the animal world, or better to call them “living creatures”. It is connected to the faces of cherubs. In the book of Ezekiel we see that cherubs, carrying the throne of the Almighty have four faces: human, lion, ox and eagle. Human face relates to the sphere of human-like beings, who are not human themselves. Lion face is an image of different creatures living outside of human constant habitat, “creatures of the field”. Ox face is for the sphere of creatures living near humans, who are very close to them, “house animals” simply speaking. Eagle face is a sphere of birds or “winged things”, who have maximum freedom of movement. A thought of that minister mentioned earlier was that according to his understanding the former covering cherub was responsible for the sphere of creatures, who were changed after the fall in their outward appearance as well, and became what we know as reptiles, that live both on earth and in water. As we can see in 3 chapter of Bereshit, the appearance of nahash (serpent) was radically changed after the fall, and it became an ugly repelling creature without mercy or compassion, cunning, cruel and often able to transform. And that happened in different degree to all creatures living in all 70 worlds because they were submitted to their “supervisor” — “the covering cherub”. In time “the covering cherub” turned from a beautiful being as he was described (Ezek.28:15) into a “dragon” or “ancient serpent”, which was a stark contrast to his original state.
In addition, as we know, aside from reptiles, including the amphibian, there are also dwellers of the seas and water in general. There were actually more than five cherubs, whom we mentioned earlier. There are two depicted above the cover of the Arc of the Covenant. Some of them are mentioned in Gen.3:24, where it is said that the Most High set several cherubs to guard the garden of Eden. In original text this word is in plural form. That it, there were no less than two. I have some revelation about these beings and I’m going to share it in one of the final parts, that will be mostly about different creatures. Meanwhile I’ll just say that I have an understanding that there is also a cherub responsible for the sphere of water inhabitants as a whole.
“The house of him who had his sandal removed”
and “seven days outside the camp”
This interesting phrase we can read in the book Dwarim:
Deut.25 5 “If brothers dwell together, and one of them dies and has no son, the widow of the dead man shall not be married to a stranger outside the family; her husband’s brother shall go in to her, take her as his wife, and perform the duty of a husband’s brother to her. 6 And it shall be that the firstborn son which she bears will succeed to the name of his dead brother, that his name may not be blotted out of Israel. 7 But if the man does not want to take his brother’s wife, then let his brother’s wife go up to the gate to the elders, and say, ‘My husband’s brother refuses to raise up a name to his brother in Israel; he will not perform the duty of my husband’s brother. 8 Then the elders of his city shall call him and speak to him. But if he stands firm and says, I do not want to take her,’ 9 then his brother’s wife shall come to him in the presence of the elders, remove his sandal from his foot, spit in his face, and answer and say, ‘So shall it be done to the man who will not build up his brother’s house.’ 10 And his name shall be called in Israel, ‘The house of him who had his sandal removed.’
It is an interesting passage of Scriptures. First, I’d like to notice that the Almighty Himself set this commandment, dictating these words through Moshe. The point of it from physical “earthly” world view is quite clear, I hope, but I want to highlight the term itself: the house of him who had his sandal removed. The ritual itself, I emphasize, was established by the Almighty Himself, not by people. Judging by the essence of this ritual and the explanation that has been passed down from the ancient times according to tradition, the understanding is that parents create bodies with the help of the Almighty for already existing souls to come into these bodies. Shoes are prophetic symbol of a physical body, which the soul enters when it comes into this world. If somebody tried to prevent the coming of the soul it in such manner, they were treated accordingly. That is, the stigma that was put on that person reflected the very essence of what happened in true reality. Please, notice: it was important for a boy to be born with a certain lineage and definite heritage, as some “starting point”. The genes of the father were not critical at that point. Physical genotype of brothers, that influences the forming of the body was similar, as for the soul that was supposed to come into this world, it wasn’t really affected by these things, only if indirectly.
Therefore, there was a “brother’s duty” between earthly brothers concerning the birth of a son. Alongside the literal meaning it has a prophetic one, that is one of the “sons of the Almighty” going through his life journey and the present “spiritual quarantine” helps another “son of the Almighty”, that is his brother in fact, and who was his “brother” even THEN, to come into this world with the same goal. So, he who refused to do that was spit in the face, and it was a shame, in spite of the fact that it was a “custom” ritual. Let’s remember an episode in connection to this when Moshe’s sister — Miriam — was trying to rebel against him, and how she was instantly covered with leprosy. Leprosy was a symbol of death, and also a result of an “evil tongue” (lashon ara — Heb.). After Moshe’s intercession the Almighty said the following thing:
Numb.12 14 Then the Lord said to Moses, “If her father had but spit in her face, would she not be shamed seven days? Let her be shut out of the camp seven days, and afterward she may be received again.
Let’s start with the fact that word “spit” — “yarak” (Hebrew) — occurs only two times in Tanakh: only in these two analyzed verses, and they have a direct idiomatic and prophetic connection. Seven days out of the camp after being spat in the face and removed shoe after one spat in the face of a man in another situation have a prophetic meaning as I see it, and it is the following: first of all, “spiritual quarantine” takes a certain time — seven nominal millennia, which prophetically mean seven times or seven days, and it is written that “with the Lord one day is as a thousand years”. That was the exact time that Miriam had to prophetically stay OUT OF THE CAMP. Israel’s camp in this case is a prophetic image of Heavens, and the place “out of the camp” is an image of spiritual quarantine in our world.
A brother refusing to fulfill the will of the Heavenly Father to help other brothers come into this world is the same shame as the shame of rebelling against established Heavenly power, the reason why those “brothers” got into this quarantine in the first place. Miriam became a prophetic image of those “disobedient”, who didn’t rebel directly against the will of the Heavenly Father, but who criticized His order of things. Moshe performed the prophetic role of the Son of the Almighty — Yeshua, and Miriam had a prophetic role of those, who “bought into” the main carrier of “lashon ara” i.e. an “evil tongue”: the former “son of the morning”, one of his names is the devil, which means “accuser of the brothers”. Besides, Miriam was a woman, and woman in Hebrew is originally “isha”, i.e. derivative from “ish” or “man” “because she was taken from man”. And we know that through His Son the Heavenly Father gave all the rest of His children to appear, as it is written that “everything started to be through Him”, i.e. all of us in certain sense are “taken from Him”.
The Almighty said about Moshe that others who prophesied and were rather “spiritual” in general, being like him, were fundamentally different. He spoke to Moshe FACE TO FACE unlike others. Do you remember what it means? “Face to face” is one of the names of the Appointed day (moed — Heb.) Yom Kipur, when the High Koen (High Priest) met and talked to the Almighty FACE TO FACE. Let’s remember, who is our High Koen now?
Heb.4 14 Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.
If all other sons of the Almighty see the face of the Father, and so are “Angels”, then Yeshua is “in the Father and Father in Him”. Yeshua is unique, and it is written that He is the only mediator between the Heavenly Father and all other persons. It was Yeshua Who is called “The Angel of His Face” or “Malakh Yahweh”, Who was given glory the same as the Almighty and Who spoke about Himself in this manner. The conflict in Heavens was not just about the conflict of “the son of the morning” with the Almighty, in which he engaged His sons and daughters through temptation. It was also concerning Yeshua the Messiah Himself, to Whom the fallen cherub had his own “objections”. These objections were like those of Miriam and those of Korah. The same spirit moved them to those “heroic acts”. We’ll consider this topic in more detail in the following parts.
In the next part we are going to dig deeper into the issue of “animal images” and what’s hidden in them to have a broader understanding of the “Testing Ground” concept. When I started to analyze the first three chapters of the book of Bereshit under a certain “angle”, I had an impression (and not the first time!) that I read everything related to the creation of living beings “cornerwise”, and many things started to reveal themselves only after more than 20 years.