Kissing, Lips, and Attesting Glory
Everything about the human body prophesies—it is inseparably government in action.
We have addressed in a recent blog posting and radio program the vital testimony of the covenant whereby the male passes between the split covenant parts of the female. This covenant pattern was foreshadowed in Genesis 15 when Abraham laid out the split covenant parts and Yahweh passed between them as a smoking oven and burning torch. But Yahweh does not find fulfillment in dead animal carcasses, but in people. The fulfillment of this foreshadowed event is in fact the covenant of Yahweh with mankind whereupon the male body of Christ passes between the split covenant parts of the two-part Bride. This pattern is seen in MANY significant like testimonies, including the two olive trees in Zechariah 4, separated by the lampstand—“ ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says Yahweh of hosts.”
Testified in the human body in a most significant way, this is the like covenant between a man and a woman when the two are united into one flesh by the male conjugally passing between the split covenant parts of the woman. Anytime this act occurs in the natural between a man and a woman, anytime, it has the legal consequence before God and the angels of establishing and confirming a one-flesh covenant, or of breaking a covenant by virtue of committing adultery. This act therefore intercedes for Yahweh’s faithfulness in His covenant; or in disregard of that conjugal covenant, it intercedes that He will be unfaithful to us.
This covenant testimony will be key in our consideration of kissing, lips, and hair (glory). But so that you can see the consistency of these natural testimonies pertaining to the human body, let us briefly mention a few other prophetic governmental types.
We have already indicated that hair prophesies of glory. You can read more about this in Chapter 5 of Coverings. This too we will further address, but the Nazirite’s identification with the glory that first clothed Adam and Eve in the Garden was through their hair—they could not cut it, but let it grow long. In equal testimony, Paul stated that the woman’s long hair is her glory (1 Corinthians 11:15). Thus we see by this that the female Bride work receives the glory, and not the short-haired masculine body of Christ. (We will see some amazing testimonies regarding this male/female relationship in the two-part Remnant, and even in Yahshua Himself.)
Another physical testimony we have examined is man’s twenty-four ribs that encompass the heart and lungs. Yahweh’s design of these fully attests to the twenty-four elders sitting around the throne of Yahshua—the heart with its coronary (meaning, crown) arteries—and the Holy Spirit—the lungs, the pneuma, the breath. You can read more about this in Return of the Raven.
And quite significantly, and we will elaborate here, our words are formed by breath, the pneuma, even as the Word of God, Yahshua, is conceived by the Holy Spirit, the pneuma. We prophesy by what we speak—whether we form the Word of God in our mouths, or corrupt the pneuma, the breath. Remember, words truly are breath, . . . so is that breath being used to form Yahshua? Do we speak the truth/Truth, or do we speak Satan, a corrupting lie? Are our words clean, building and affirming the kingdom of God, or are they corrupt—tainted with the things, the ways, the words, the phrases, and the conversations of this world and fleshly desires and indulgences?
What songs come out of our mouth? What worldly phrases might we use, even the cloaked ones? Ask yourself the question, what am I really saying when I use a word or a phrase? These worldly phrases and words that may make one feel “in” are countless. But in using them, they make one a part of the world, validating it, becoming like it, joining oneself to it, and compromising one’s own life and message (James 4:4). What slang or coarse jesting or cursing comes past your lips; again, even the cloaked words like “gosh” or “darn it”? Though cloaked, they all still mean what they imply. They are simply generic cursing, just under another label. Ask yourself—Can I be honest and say the real word and be comfortable?
Women, do you gossip or backbite? Men, are you crude? Always let your judge be, “Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear. Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption” (Ephesians 4:29-30). It certainly grieves my spirit when I hear any aspiring Bride member speak in an inappropriate way, and clearly grieves the Holy Spirit as well.
How you use your breath will evidence what is within you, and by this you will be judged. Yahshua forthrightly stated regarding the breath that comes from you, and you should give careful heed to this, “But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned” (Matthew 12:36-37). Pneuma! He likewise said, “It is not what enters into the mouth that defiles the man, but what proceeds out of the mouth, this defiles the man” (Mathew 15:11). What will you do with the pneuma with which you have been entrusted with every breath? Will you be justified, or will you be condemned? Will you use it to form Yahshua in your mouth? Use your breath wisely. You will be held accountable for every careless word.
Our mouth is an Elijah, and will bring forth Yahshua in what we say; or, we will corrupt the Word by what we say. It is our choice. For many, they simply need to be quiet, adopting the instruction of James 1:19, “But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger,” fearfully recognizing that “When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable; but he who restrains his lips is wise” (Proverbs 10:19). Place a guard over your mouth and discipline your words.
In equal regard, be careful what goes into your eyes and into your ears. It may not be what goes into a man’s mouth that defiles him; but most certainly, what goes into your eyes and into your ears, what you see and what you listen to, will defile you. Yahshua said, “Be careful what you listen to. By your standard of measure it will be measured to you; and more will be given you besides. For whoever has, to him more shall be given; and whoever does not have, even what he has shall be taken away from him” (Mark 4:24-25).
Listen to and watch the wrong things (e.g., entertainment and/or fleshly passions) and they will corrupt you, and what you have will be taken away from you. “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows [even into his own soul], this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life” (Galatians 6:7-8). What are you sowing into yourself? Not only must we walk circumspectly, but we must listen and look circumspectly and talk circumspectly.
Regarding other testimonies of the body, in past writings we have seen how feet prophesy of kingdom rights, even as Yahshua washed the disciple’s feet, attesting to cleansing their kingdom rights. Also, Peter and John brought healing to the man who was lame from his mother’s womb (which we are as well), and Mephibosheth became lame in his feet as a child (2 Samuel 4:4). An obvious testimony is that hands prophesy of works—Yahshua healed the man’s withered hand on the sabbath, prophesying that man’s works would be healed in the seventh day, the Millennial reign. The head obviously prophesies of headship, as giant Goliath’s head was removed by David, and Saul’s head was removed and placed in Dagon’s temple. Eyes obviously speak of having the ability to see, and ears of having the ability to hear. This is why Yahshua was repeatedly healing the blind and the deaf. And leprosy is prophetic of sin, which Yahshua equally healed.
Knowing this great significance of the prophetic nature of the human body, appropriately directs, affirms, and establishes us in our understanding of many spiritual and governmental truths, some of which we will examine here. Understanding the covenant of intercourse alone is profoundly significant. Intercourse is highly impacting, having consequences for either good or evil—demanding governmental conformity in our lives, or ensuring judgment. Thereby, we MUST live governmentally and not by our lusts or emotions or by false teachings or corrupt society which constantly lead astray and into error.
Understanding government likewise demands that every woman cover her head when she prays, and equally forbids a man from doing so. Again, the head has a legal identity with governmental headship. But, once again man goes by lusts, emotions, and a corrupt church and society, blindly disregarding this practice that Paul clearly states is obligated for the sake of the angels. Read Coverings, Chapter 5. We blindly deceive ourselves when we choose to do otherwise, disregarding the profoundly legal relevance of the human body.
Right government MUST determine our actions, for it indeed determines Yahweh’s judgment of us, who is the fullness of government. Before going to the Promise Land, He gave the sons of Israel the Law at Sinai. Yahshua equally confirmed that neither jot nor tittle of it will pass away until it is fulfilled, and whoever fulfills it will be great in the kingdom of heaven, and whoever sets it aside will be least (first Remnant Matthew 5:17-19 and second Remnant Luke 16:17). Law is government, and we MUST live our lives by the government and laws of Yahweh God.
As we will see here, the church in their leprous behavior also blindly places women in the pulpit, in places of teaching, and in places of authority that belong solely to men. Our nation does the same, blindly giving women the right to vote and to govern, bringing the Curse of 1920 upon us, ushering us into degradation and destruction. Our nation thereby is NOT in harmony with the government of Yahweh God, suffering greatly for its abominable administration and actions.
And, most individuals are no different, living lives by the wisdom and pleasures of man and not by the government of Yahweh God. This, and the amazing prophetic significance of our bodies and their actions, will be even more evident as we delve into this matter of kissing, lips, and the attesting glory of hair. By these we will also understand what Yahweh is effecting in His kingdom, and most importantly, governmentally why.
So, whether it is the covenant parts of the human body, or hair, or hands, or feet, or ribs, or heart, or lungs, or words, or eyes, or ears, or the heads of men and women, the body is far more than simply a natural creation. It is in fact a veritable textbook, even Bible, on government, clearly evidencing the ways and workings of Yahweh God.
If we study and give much attention to analyzing the tabernacle and three temples in the Scriptures for their truth and testimonies, then why would we not learn just as much truth, or more, from examining these bodies that Paul repeatedly identified as “the temple of God”? As you will find here, a vast amount of vital and relevant truth is availed to us through examining this temple that Yahweh Himself formed in the beginning.