(ALONG WITH YAHSHUA SPITTING)
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We must now parenthetically pause here and return to examine the portion of the law stating that should the brother refuse to fulfill his responsibility to take his deceased brother's wife and bring forth a son in his name (or as another option as seen in Ruth, to pass the sandal to the next of kin), then the brother's widow was to spit in his face. Did you know Yahshua spat during His ministry? Not only did He seemingly provide differing instructions concerning the sandals; but in related purpose, Yahshua was also very selective in where He spat. And again, it is very significant as to what gospel the spitting was recorded. Where Yahshua spat is phenomenally important, particularly in light of this related law, as well as the different representations of the four gospels! Let us briefly look at these accounts.
First, knowing what spitting means (i.e., failure to fulfill one's responsibility in bringing forth a son in the deceased brother's name - in the case of our brother Christ, bringing forth Christ-like offspring in the kingdom of heaven), and realizing that Matthew and Luke are written per the two Remnant who do not take the sandals (i.e., they do not take the responsibility to bring forth the offspring in Yahshua's name), would it not be appropriate and extraordinarily significant if Yahshua never spat in either of these books? As we have seen, they did not take the sandals; therefore they are legally released from that responsibility. Why would Yahshua spit in either of these gospels? Consistent with all we have discovered in these writings on Bible contradictions, this is exactly what we find! Yahshua bears no indictment against the two Remnant; for as we have seen, He clearly instructed the first Remnant not to take the sandals, but rather Christianity took them, and the second Remnant does not even have the opportunity to possess them. So, since they did not take the sandals, Yahshua did not spit in Matthew or Luke. Then in what account would you expect Yahshua to have spat? Who fails to bring forth the Christ-like offspring in the kingdom? The Mark church that has the responsibility of the sandals! And this is exactly where we find Yahshua spitting - twice in Mark! We also find Yahshua spitting in John, the heavenly account, for good reason; and we will see why there as well.
Not only is it significant in what book Yahshua spat, but equally significant is specifically where He spat. Obviously the widow would be very specific in whose face she spat. She would not spit in just anyone's face, but only in the face of the one to whom responsibility lay. Likewise, Yahshua spat in the "face" of those held accountable for bringing forth the kingdom, or paying the "fine" on the land.
Let us first look at the accounts of Yahshua spitting in Mark. The first is found in Mark 7:31f. Here Yahshua went out from "Tyre and Sidon (for several reasons these active sea port towns of great commerce prophetically represent the world) to the sea of Galilee (a sea is prophetic of the host of people who all go to death - Leviathan sports in the sea, the 2,000 swine went to their deaths in the sea in Matthew and Mark [not so in Elijah Luke]), within the region of Decapolis." Decapolis (meaning - "league of ten cities") represents Christianity, evidenced by numerous numerological testimonies surrounding the number "ten," including the mystery Babylon harlot who sat on a beast with seven heads (the number of the branches of the golden lampstand) and ten horns. We cannot herein give a full account of these prophetic images, but let it be noted that this meaning fits right into the theme here of Christianity - a host of people out of the world who go to the sea of death. Of course this picture is located in the gospel that relates specifically to Christianity, and that is - Mark. We cannot do full justice in explaining the profound significance of either this miracle of Yahshua or the two others that we will briefly consider, for we are forced to only "skim" these accounts and "glean" some basic conclusions.
In Decapolis a deaf man with faltering speech was brought to Yahshua. To heal him, Yahshua first took him aside from the multitude and next spat (evidently on the ground, of Decapolis - i.e., in the face of Christianity), touched the man's tongue, and said - "Be opened." The man was healed! What does this mean? Why did Yahshua spit first? There is nothing said about Him making clay with His spit; He evidently just spat before He healed Him. What did spitting have to do with the healing? Frankly, it seemed to have nothing to do with it. But when one considers the significance of spitting, and that Christ spat twice in Mark and not in Matthew or Luke, there suddenly is great significance to His spitting. When Yahshua spat on the ground, He was saying - "Mark Christianity, you have not fulfilled your obligation in bringing forth offspring like unto Me. Therefore I attest to this fact by spitting in your face. And by healing this one, I attest to you that I will bring forth the hearing ones from among your deaf, and produce the perfect offspring in the kingdom."
Let us proceed to the next account in Mark where Yahshua spat. In Mark 8:22-26 it is recorded that Yahshua came to Bethsaida where a blind man was brought to Him. Significantly, Yahshua once again first led the man out of the city to heal him. Why? Bethsaida prophetically represents Christianity. Andrew, Philip, and (most significantly) Peter were from Bethsaida (John 1:44, 12:21). (I regret that once again we cannot go into the significance of these; but it would be too consuming and thus distracting.) Not only is this account recorded in Mark, the gospel for Christianity, but as a double witness the miracle occurred in the matchingly prophetic town of Bethsaida, or Christianity.
Why would Yahshua first take the man out of Bethsaida to heal him? We see the similar thing in the other case of Christ spitting, in which He also first took the man aside from the multitude. Were these preparatory actions incidental? Or do they have a prophetic meaning, even as the spitting speaks? Obviously Yahshua was saying something by His actions, which are recorded for our understanding and benefit. Let us examine this miracle before we answer this question.
After taking the man out of the village, Yahshua then spat on His eyes, laid hands upon him, and asked him - "Do you see anything?" The man responded - "I see men, for I am seeing them like trees, walking about." Let us take this first portion of the miracle and examine it.
Was Yahshua's virtue of healing limited here? Did He have incomplete capacity to heal on this occasion? Or was this a "hard case"? Obviously not! Yahshua's virtue to heal is wholly sufficient, as demonstrated in every other case of healing before and after this. We must therefore acknowledge here that this two-part healing has a message in it, and indeed it does! Now let us consider some answers to these questions.
This blind man was brought out of Bethsaida (Christianity) because he represents the two-part Remnant. Though the Remnant are at one time a part of Christianity, they do not remain in it. Even as a bride was taken out of the first Adam, so a bride must be taken out of the body of the last Adam, the body of Christ. At one time the bride is a part of the body - a rib - but in time it is removed from the body to become its own essential and fulfilling separate identity.
In equal testimony, the Jews were in Babylon. Yahweh had commanded that they submit to, pray for, and become a part of Babylon (Jeremiah 29). But when the time became right, they were commanded to come out of Babylon. Even so a remnant must come out of mystery Babylon Christianity to rebuild the temple that has been torn down. With these most revealing parallel prophetic pictures, we equally see why the blind man was taken out of Bethsaida (Christianity, the apostate church built on Peter) to be healed, and why the deaf man was first taken out from among the multitude - because the bride will be taken out of the body. And the healing of this blind man was not just via one touch, but most significantly it was two-part.
Christianity's condemnation is seen once again by Yahshua spitting in the face (on the eyes) of the man from Bethsaida. Once again He was saying - "Mark Christianity, you fail to bring forth the perfect sons of the kingdom in My name. Thus I spit in your face; but I perform a two-part healing for this unseeing one whom I have brought out, as a testimony that I will bring forth the kingdom out of your failure by two seeing Remnants."
Why then was the blind man only partially healed the first time? Because the healing of the first Remnant was only partial. The first Remnant, though granted the gift of seeing many profound truths, did not see all things clearly. They thought they would witness the imminent return of Yahshua. They thought He would return in their lifetime. But they could not see that another 2,000 years had to go by, and that Yahshua would call out a second witness just before His return - a last days, Elijah, second son of fresh oil, latter rain Remnant. Thus, the first healing was only partial; but, that healing wonderfully insures that the second complete healing will come for the second Remnant. Let us look at this most important second healing.
Verse 25 tells us - "Then again He laid His hands upon his eyes; and he looked intently (or, saw clearly) and was restored, and began to see everything clearly." Such will be the case for the second Remnant - they will see everything clearly with the second touch of Yahshua's hand upon their eyes. This is what Yahshua will do in these last days. He will take many outside of Bethsaida Christianity and touch their eyes, this time His second time, so that they can see what He is actually doing in these last days. Frankly, with the smorgasbord of conflicting, confusing, and perplexing ideas offered by all the sects and denominations of Christianity concerning what will happen in the end times, it will be a long awaited and much needed healing. "Come touch the eyes of your people Lord Yahshua, that we might see all things clearly. We need Your touch! Touch our eyes now."
In conclusion, let us again note that the cause of Christianity's failure is evidenced here in Mark, the gospel representing Christianity, where Yahshua spat twice - once in relation to a man who was deaf, and once in relation to a man who was blind. This has been the weakness of Christian man for 2,000 years. He has been deaf and blind. He has neither heard nor has he seen the true works or the ways of Yahweh. This failure which Christian man has exhibited must be healed. And this Yahweh will perform for the last day's Remnant, which He will call out from Christianity.
The third time Yahshua spat was recorded in John. You may wonder - "Why John? Isn't John supposed to be a heavenly book? Why would Yahshua spit in the face of heaven?" Well, He didn't. What we find is Him spitting precisely in the face of earthly Jerusalem - a fitting contrast with John which represents the "new" Jerusalem. Let us examine this account.
In John 9 we see a lengthy record concerning Yahshua's healing of a man who was blind from his birth. This man was located specifically in Jerusalem where Yahshua was walking. We see here a testimony of earthly Jerusalem's ineptness from its "birth" (as was this man's blindness) to bring forth a heavenly kingdom. Jerusalem has never in the past, and will not today, bring forth a righteous kingdom - they are blind. It is earthly, and Yahshua's kingdom is heavenly. In fact, one of the reasons Jerusalem is with us today in the hands of the Jews, is to give testimony that the natural can never bring forth the heavenly. In contrast, it will be the new heavenly Jerusalem that will bring forth His kingdom on this earth, built of redeemed people, not earthly stones and violent real estate. Thus we find in verse six Yahshua once again spitting, this time in the face of Jerusalem, somewhere outside the temple.
There the disciples pointed out a blind man. Yahshua, at this very place (He did not remove him as in the other two cases found in Mark), "spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and applied the clay to his eyes, and said to him, 'Go, wash in the pool of Siloam' (which is translated, Sent). And so he went away and washed, and came back seeing." Yahshua spat on Jerusalem, affirming its like failure to bring forth the kingdom; but in amazing symbolism also took the very clay thereof and used it to begin the miracle provision for the blind man. Who did the man represent at this point? The first Remnant. Why? Once again we see in this account a two-part work, here a two-part contact Yahshua had with this man - once at the beginning and once at the end, separated by the council of the Jews. This first contact in which Yahshua healed the man's eyes with clay reveals the healing of the first Remnant. Yahweh will use this Remnant, along with the latter, as a part of His new Jerusalem work; but first, the bodies of the first Remnant had to return to dust, and He will bring them back from the dust by His life to live again.
The man as the first Remnant did not fare too well within the religious system (Christianity). In fact, they kicked him out because they could not understand what had happened to him. Thus Christianity will reject the Remnant truth. What happened to the man? After being "called" out of the existing religious system with the "left foot of fellowship," even as David was "called out" of Saul's house by the "left spear of fellowship" (specifically two separate spears for the two Remnants), the man was sought out by Yahshua - "Jesus heard that they had put him out; and finding him, He said, 'Do you believe in the Son of Man?'" Here we now have the testimony of the second Remnant, preceded by the first Remnant and Christianity. This man's second encounter with Yahshua represents His return, in which He will first seek out the second Remnant, and encounter them face to face. While the blind man was healed during the first contact with Yahshua, there was still something lacking - he did not truly know the identity of the one who healed him. This revelation was reserved for the second occasion of Yahshua's encounter with him. On this second occasion when Yahshua sought him out, He forthrightly revealed to him specifically who He was. While on this earth, Yahshua revealed His true identity to very few people. This poor, helpless, and rejected man, representing both the first and second Remnant, was very significantly one of them, here representing Yahshua 's full revelation of Himself to the second Remnant, the Remnant that receives the second-part healing so as to see all things clearly.
The two-part Remnant reigning with Yahshua will not be the product of an earthly Jerusalem - a fleshly effort (Galatians 4:21f). But they will be the result of Yahshua's redemption and cleansing in the pool of Siloam (built by Hezekiah, which is also very significant), having their citizenship in Jerusalem above - the "John" citizenship.
I hope you have enjoyed and have been strengthened by this condensed comparative account of the spittings of Yahshua. You can be certain that they hold great significance. The Creator of this world did not go about spitting on it and recording it for absolutely no purpose. Now you see why. For it is He, not earthly Christianity, and not earthly Jerusalem (as the "kinsman redeemer" they were both held liable), that will bring forth the pure kingdom. Yahshua spit in their faces! But, He also performed substantiating miracles telling us clearly that He will bring out and bring forth those rejected and glorified ones in His more perfect kingdom. Hallelujah!!!
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