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"NOT GOOD FOR THE MAN TO BE ALONE"
While addressing these matters revealed by Yahweh's creation of the sexuality of man, there are some points that should be revealed, or they would probably not be otherwise presented. Whatever is to be said per this subject of sexuality will most likely be limited to this one presentation. You will have to bear with this as we momentarily depart somewhat from the primary purpose of this writing.
There are of course many testimonies per man's sexuality that would most certainly speak prophetically. Just the mere fact that sexuality is a part of man is evidence that there are spiritual applications to it. Two issues we will discuss are homosexuality and masturbation. Let us first consider masturbation.
This matter of masturbation has long been an issue surrounded in controversy. The reason for this is that the Scriptures seem to be very quiet about it. Certainly this act is not illegal according to the laws of Yahweh. The one place in which we get some idea about this is in Leviticus 15:16-18. Here we read:
"Now if a man has a seminal emission, he shall bathe all his body in water and be unclean until evening. As for any garment or any leather on which there is seminal emission, it shall be washed with water and be unclean until evening. If a man lies with a woman so that there is a seminal emission, they shall both bathe in water and be unclean until evening."
First, note that there is a distinction here between a seminal emission on "any garment or leather," and that which is "with a woman." I believe that the obvious difference here is that the emission on a garment or leather is from masturbation, which is contrasted with an emission with one's partner, the woman. Thus we see that the act of masturbation is no more illegal or wrong, than that of having a relationship with one's wife. (I am not encouraging unchecked masturbation by pointing this out, as it can lead to many and varied wrong actions, but am only examining this from the standpoint of what is legal according to Yahweh's laws.)
Why would this be brought up here; or even further, why would Yahweh bother to address this as a law? Because it directly relates to the church, the masculine body of Christ.
Yahweh stated concerning Adam that it was not good for him to be alone. I am sure that as Adam watched and named all the animals, he observed them in copulation. Surely this lack of release and expression for Adam was in part a reason for Yahweh to make this conclusive statement. Many men marry for the one reason that they cannot stand the isolation of not having a wife to fulfill the desires with which Yahweh overwhelms them. When they do not have a wife, there are two alternatives - commit fornication or, even worse, adultery with another woman; or, masturbate. Yahweh gave Eve to Adam so that he did not have to enter into the latter. But the fact was, outside of bestiality, the only other recourse Adam would have had was masturbation.
Why would I even bring this up, since these matters are never discussed in the Scriptures regarding Adam? Because the body of the last Adam, the body of Christ, has had this dilemma for 2,000 long years! As it was not good for the first Adam to be alone, for 2,000 years it has not been good for the body of the last Adam to be alone!
What is masturbation? It is performing something that in contrast is supposed to serve in bringing forth offspring, and in that process brings ecstatic fulfillment and release. Masturbation is a self-serving act that emanates from the drive that Yahweh places within the blood of man (by hormones) which presses that man for release. It is not illegal, and according to the laws of Yahweh, made a man unclean and required the same washing and cleansing process involved in the natural relationship with his wife. The difference between this emission without a woman, is that it can NEVER produce offspring! How does this relate to the body of Christ? Let us see.
As we have said, the body of Christ has been alone for 2,000 years. That is a long time for a man to go without satisfying his natural desires! So what has the body of Christ done during this time? Well, first there is not another woman for the body to lay with in the hopes of bringing forth offspring (Eve is not yet created); so as with Adam, there have been only two alternatives - bestiality and masturbation.
We have already addressed what masturbation is in the natural; so how could the body of Christ masturbate? They do so particularly in their worship or euphoric gatherings. Even as masturbation provides ecstasy and release, many Christian gatherings perform spiritual masturbation. They gather together, sing moving songs, thrill with preaching, enter into various forms of ecstasy, and for what reason? For the delight of Yahweh? Hardly! They do this as a spiritual form of masturbation. They receive the ecstasy, they experience release, but do they bring forth the required spiritual offspring? Never! Do they bring forth the Son of Righteousness? Never! They go home until they can all gather again and perform their next much needed spiritual masturbation.
But is this illegal in the eyes of Yahweh? Not at all. Yahweh knows it is not good for the body of Christ to be alone, so He knows that the body needs some relief from those natural urgings that are there to direct towards the bringing forth of offspring. It is not illegal, but neither is it fruitful. It only serves for the satisfaction and relief of the body. And because of these acts, it too will have to have all this body bathed in water and be clean at evening.
The other option for the body is bestiality. Unfortunately the body of Christ is guilty of this as well, for it has had relations with the beast, Satan, for 2,000 years. Leviticus 20:15 tells us - "If there is a man who lies with an animal, he shall surely be put to death; you shall also kill the animal." For 2,000 years, kingdom men have been put to death. Why? Because they have had spiritual intercourse with Satan and his beasts! And what will be the outcome in the end for the beast, Satan? He too, according to Yahweh's laws, must be put to death.
Thus we see the problem the body of Christ has had during this period of being alone - it gets very strong urges to bring forth offspring, even the Son of God, but it is totally incapable of doing so. Thus it has self-serving experiences or even relations with the beast. In these experiences, the masculine body is as it is written in Jeremiah 30:6-8:
now, and see,
If a male can give birth.
Why do I see every man
With his hands on his loins, as a woman in childbirth?
And why have faces turned pale (death)?
Alas! for that day is great,
There is none like it;
And it is the time of Jacob's distress,
But he will be saved from it.
And it shall come about on that day,' declares Yahweh of hosts,'that I will break his yoke from off their neck, and will tear off their bonds; and strangers shall no longer make them their slaves."
These 2,000 years of Jacob's distress have indeed been MOST difficult years for kingdom men! The yoke of bondage has been upon them, and they too have placed their hands on their masculine loins in an effort to bring forth offspring, but to no avail. Or as it is written in Isaiah 26:18:
were pregnant, we writhed in labor,
We gave birth, as it were, only to wind.
We could not accomplish deliverance for the earth
Nor were inhabitants of the world born.
No, the body of Christ has not been able to bring forth offspring to deliver the earth. They strive to no avail. They commit bestiality with the beast, Satan. They masturbate with their euphoric meetings, only to their own self pleasure. Like Onan, the middle son of Judah by Shua, the seed of the body of Christ is "spilled on the ground" (Genesis 38:9). Any words of truth they have are spilled on earthly flesh men and no immortal offspring have ever been brought forth. Their seed rots on the earth. These problems all point to one final necessity - the body is put to sleep and Yahweh takes the much needed bride from its side!
Let us now briefly address homosexuality in the body of Christ. In Romans 1:24-25 we read:
Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, that their bodies might be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
These verses go on to tell how these were given to "degrading passions," and how they preferred their own gender in satisfying their sexual drives. Christians have reacted with justified reproach toward those who practice these things in the natural, not knowing that they judge themselves. If you ask a Christian who the body of Christ is, they will of course acknowledge that they are the body of Christ. But if you then ask them who the bride of Christ is, they will tell you the same - they are equally the bride. Thus, any attempt they have to bring forth offspring would have to be with themselves in what would be a homosexual act. Therefore, as one body member unites with another body member in an attempt to either bring forth immortal offspring or even the Son of God, theirs is a homosexual union - the masculine body and the masculine body. Truly, the only union that will ever bring forth this spiritual offspring is when the masculine body is united with the feminine bride. This, most Christians are not willing to acknowledge and thus endorse spiritual homosexuality.
Let us mention here a soon coming birth that will take place that is holy. This birth is the result of the Spirit of Yahweh overshadowing the Mary second Remnant, thus becoming the Elijah who prepares the way for the coming of the Son of God. (This sentence incorporates two persons who are one and the same in prophetic fulfillment - Mary and Elijah.) What happened to Mary, foreshadowed what happens to the second Remnant in this day. The Spirit overshadows us, Yahshua is miraculously conceived within our womb, His way is prepared, and at the right time, the Prince of Peace is brought forth! Of course this is something that could never take place with the body of Christ. The Spirit could overshadow it, but the masculine body is not the right gender to accept the seed of His Spirit. Plus, as we have seen, the masculine body could neither carry nor bring forth any offspring, nor could it even nurture it. This is reserved only for the feminine bride.
In transition back to this matter of the replacement of the first covering with the substitutionary covering, or Satan being replaced by the Remnant bride, let us consider one final evidence of this per Yahweh's creation. Remember, all creation declares what we are learning about the body and the bride. And since we are in fact referring to works that are characterized by gender, it only stands to reason that Yahweh's testimonies about these two works are evidenced in the two sexes.
When Yahweh says that there is nothing new under the sun, He means just that. Once one sees the two-part Remnant, they come to realize that Yahweh establishes that testimony and pattern everywhere. And since the works of the body and the bride are the two works of the kingdom that will be responsible for the procreation of all other men into immortality, would it not be surprising that these two works are seen in the genitals of the man and the woman?
In Zechariah 4, we see one of the most straight forward testimonies to the body and the bride given in the Scriptures. This is the lampstand with the two olive trees on each side, the work that is not by might nor by power, but by His Spirit - the church! Now, let us see this same pattern in the man.
The genitals of the man are quite overt, and as such have a very overt testimony. Like the central lampstand with the two olive trees on each side, so the male genitals have the central portion with the two testicles on each side. And even as the two Remnant are one, so the two testicles are under one cover. And, even as the central lampstand in and of itself has no ability to bring forth light, but receives its ability from the oil produced by the oval olives from the two olive trees; so the male central portion has no ability in and of itself to bring forth life, but receives its ability from the two oval testicles. Thus we see within the sexual testimony of the man, the much needed work of the two-part kingdom of God.
In contrast to the woman, the male central portion is single, with a single covering over the "head." We have already seen that a "single hoof" work is unclean and must be replaced. Thus, what is it that will replace the male work? The "split hoof" work of the female. While the male is single in its identity, the female has an appearance that is very much like unto the appearance of the split hoof. Thus, the woman has all appearance of being a "split hoof" work.
This transfer is precisely what happens in the kingdom of God. The male work of the body of Christ which has existed for 2,000 years, will be replaced by the Remnant bride. The clean split work temporarily replaces the single work. The two olive trees temporarily replace the lampstand.
Such are just some of the affirming and revealing testimonies Yahweh has provided through these intimate matters.
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