Saturday, January 19, 2013

Spiritual Virginity -vs- The Harlot's Cup / Two Covenants

Rev.14:4,5 reads:
"These are those who did not defile themselves with women (Rev.17:1,2,12), for they remained virgins. They follow the Lamb wherever he goes. They were purchased from among mankind and offered as firstfruits to God and the Lamb. 5 No lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless."
("blameless"--1Thess. 5:23; John 17:17)
"These are those who did not defile themselves with women"
pollute - soil - foul - contaminate - profane - stain

Does God consider becoming one flesh with one's own wife, defiling?
He pronounced everything "very good" when finished with Creation...
which included God's command to "fill the earth". (Gen.1:28,31)
This symbolic "virginity" then, is an abstinence from the type of "woman" that defiles.
These defiling women are not literal, but symbolic, as all the book of Revelation is.
"Women" are covenants (Gal.4:24). Their "daughters" imitate and serve their mothers, by which they become sealed as her representatives
(Isa.28:15; Rev.17:5; Deut.32:32,33; Rev.18:3; Jer.23:14)
(Gal.4:26; Rev.3:12; Isa.42:6; John 15:1,5; Luke 5:38; Rev.14:3;  1Cor. 14:15; Ps.15:1,2; 104:15,16,28,27; Mt.24:45)
To leave one's spiritual status of "virginity", means to leave off one's purity in the truth (Rev.14:5). When this defilement occurs, one has left off patiently waiting for the Bridegroom, and the promise of a future marriage with him (2Cor. 11:2; Eph.5:26).
When it says that these are "virgins" who do not become defiled by "women",
does this mean that all 144000 are men?
No. (see Gal.3:28) Just as Paul refers to these "virgins" as all female, this is symbolic (2Cor. 11:2).
Both genders are used in illustration, to give a full comprehension of these spiritual events.
To forsake being a "daughter" to your marriage covenant with Christ (Gal.4:26;  1Pet. 3:6; Luke 22:28,29; Rom.8:17),
and to instead, replace that Covenant with a new "mother" covenant (Isa.28:15; Rev.17:5); is to commit spiritual fornication/adultery against Christ (Rev.17:1,2; Deut.32:33). The "ten kings" have become defiled by "women" and commit spiritual fornication with the "Harlot" (-daughter to the "mother" "covenant of Death", "Babylon the Great" -Rev.17:5). Like Esau, they trade away their future inheritance, for a "one hour" rule with the Beast (Rev.17:7,12,13,18; Gen.25:30,31,32,33)....the Organizational Beast which the "Harlot" commands. This compares to the 5 foolish virgins, who trade away their virginity to Christ, in order to "buy" light for their lamps, from those who "sell" [Matt.25:8,9,10,11,12,13; Rev.13:17 (].

The opening verse of Revelation tells us, that this scroll is written in symbolic language.
If your translation does not make that clear, I suggest you look at the original Greek (Rev.1:1).
Let's consider more, what this "defilement" is...
    and who these defiling "women" are.
2Cor. 7:1 reads:
"Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God." (2Cor. 6:17; Ps.26:4;  1John 3:3;  1Pet. 1:15; James 1:27  (Matt.25:36); Eph.2:2;  1John 2:15;  2Pet. 1:4; 2:20; 3:14)
As the preceding scriptures show, it is the "world" that defiles us. But the "world" is a general term. We need more clarity and detail in order to remain free of it's defilement.

Is this defilement with the world, compared to spiritual fornication...a loss of "virginity"?
 James 4:4 reads:
"You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. 5 Or do you think Scripture says without reason that he jealously longs for the spirit he has caused to dwell in us? 6 But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:
“God opposes the *proud
    but shows favor to the humble.”
7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you."

James 4:4 shows us that an alliance ("friendship") with the world, is "adultery" toward God's spirit.
The "wicked steward" forms such a friendship (Matt.24:49; Rev.17:2; 2:22; 18:3).
His *pride is at the root of his desire to form an alliance with worldly power. Because of this spiritual fornication with that power, he subjects himself to the devil (does not "resist"/"oppose" as Jesus did Matt.4:8,9,10). Only Christ...the original one "born of God", can keep those to belong to him, safe from Satan (1John 5:18), if we remain unspotted from the world (Eph.5:27,26).
Paul spoke of this purity, at 2Cor. 11:2, and it mentions the same "jealousy" as James 4:5.
2Cor. 11:2 reads:
"For I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy; for I betrothed you to one husband, so that to Christ I might present you as a pure virgin."
(What is the "world"?)

We see that Paul was not referring to a physical virginity, but a symbolic, spiritual one.
So, lets return to Rev.14:4,5:
"These are those who did not defile themselves with women, for they remained virgins. They follow the Lamb wherever he goes. They were purchased from among mankind and offered as firstfruits to God and the Lamb. 5 No lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless."

Those who become part of God's heavenly Temple, remain free of any alliance with Satan's world. We may have been taught that this is speaking of politics, financial greed, etc.; but this alliance with the world is much more than that...

As Rev.14:4 says, the virgins are kept undefiled because they are free of relations with "women". What is this defiling symbol?
Women, are the symbol for covenants (Gal.4:24; Isa.3:12)
These deadly "women" covenants (and their sealed daughters -Prov.5:3,4,5,8,9), are "drunk" with power, enticed by Satan's worldly resources (1John 2:15,16,17). These daughters are enticed by desire the power/resources, of the Nations/Gentiles, who do not belong to God. Such powers belongs to Satan (1John 5:19). To accept worldly riches as the Harlot has done, is to worship Satan (Matt.4:8,9; Rev.3:17). If Called Ones rest upon and amass the resources, glory, and powers of this world; they are being blessed by Satan, are doing his will, and teaching his deep things (1John 2:15; John 8:44; Rev.2:9,20,24; Eze.23:30; Jer.17:5; 2:18,19; Isa.30:2; Rev.11:8). The faithful and loyal called ones, rely on the power of God (Ps.28:7; 18:2)(John 6:15; Mark 10:42,43,44; John 18:36,37; Luke 9:58; Matt.10:9,10), even though this means an absence of worldly resources, glory, and power (1Cor.4:8,9,10,11,12,13,14; Heb.13:14,13; Phil.3:20)

If we enter the wrong covenant (with Satan), we become defiled by that "woman"/Covenant (Isa.28:15; Rev.9:1,11). We become "her" representatives (Rev.17:5). Those who accept these adulterous representatives of the covenant of Death (Babylon the Great), come under the same covenant of Death (Rev.18:4).
As you can see, that defilement involves making lies ones refuge (Isa.28:15; Rev.8:10,11) as a called one directly enters a covenant with the "father of the lie" (John 8:44). One can also come under this covenant of death, if one commits spiritual fornication with the Harlot that is originally in this covenant with Satan (Rev.17:2;  1Cor. 6:15,16) by drinking in her defiling cup of lies and murders.
[Satan is the source/root, of this "cup" of "venomous" wine (Isa.14:29; Deut.32:33; 29:18; Jer.2:21; Hosea 10:1,2,8,13,15; Rev.17:6) -(lies and the murder of the faithful (John 8:44)].

How exactly does the scroll of Revelation depict this alliance with Satan's worldly power, which the spiritual Harlots lust after?
That power is depicted as a "wild beast" with 7 heads and 10 horns. Satan has transferred all his worldly authority and power....all his resources to this beast (Rev.13:2; 12:3,9). And who does he give this wild pet/son, to (and the power to deceive)? To his lovers, the Harlots (Rev.9:1; 13:15; 17:3). These who leave their covenant with God for power in this world, ride this beast. (Hosea 1:2; 2:5; 3:1; 5:3; Jer.3:1; Deut.31:16; James 4:4). These enter a covenant with Satan...a covenant of death. The harlot that rides the wild beast, is one of the harlot daughters/slaves of the mother covenant of death, "Babylon the Great" (Rev.17:5). All those under the drunken spell of these Harlot daughters ("women" who defile), come under that same "covenant of death", called "Babylon the Great" (Rev.18:3; 17:2,1,15; Jer.51:7; 13:13; Ps.60:3; Zech.12:2; Obadiah 1:16; Rev.14:8; Jer.51:7,6; Rev.18:4).

Rev.14:8; James 4:4; Rev.17:3,5; Gen.11:4-9; Psalm 55:9; Jer.50:1-20

This covenant is named "Babylon", which means "confusion". That confusion is made of spiritual lies. Truth does not confuse, but liberates (John 8:32,36,2; Gal.5:1). Through spiritual confusion consisting of lies, Satan can gain domination of his enemies, causing them to lose their "virginity". These sell their purity away, to buy lies (2Cor. 11:3; Matt.25:9;  2Cor. 11:2,3)...just as Eve did.
This interpretation that explains what defiles a spiritual virgin, is this:
-lusting after and gaining worldly power and position
      (sitting over the wild beast/over the abyss of death/lies -Rev.9:1,11)
-abandoning truth for the lie (Rom.1:25;  2Thess. 2:10,11; Isa.28:15)
OR having spiritual unity with the harlots that do this;
which also brings that one under the Covenant of Death (Rev.18:4; 17:2).

The Covenant of Life, Jerusalem above,
  is a wellspring of truth and life to her daughters (Gal.4:26;  2Pet. 3:14; Rev.3:12).
In turn, those daughters become a source of life to the world 
(John 4:14; 7:38;  1Cor. 4:1; John 17:3,17;  1Tim. 4:16; Prov.4:23; Rev.22:17; Matt.5:14,16).

Those who leave that covenant of life above, for
The Covenant of Death, (the abyss of darkness below) Isa.28:15; Rev.9:1
are a font of wormwood waters/wine of serpents....false prophets of lies, confusion, deception
            [(They are also over the Abyss's agents/Gentiles,
               which promulgate their lies -Rev.9:3; 17:8; 13:1,11,15)
             (Those "Gentiles" are counterfeit priests -Eze.44:6,7,8,9;
                  2Chron. 13:9 (John 16:2);
                Num.18:7;  2Thess. 2:4; Matt.24:15)
(Rev.8:10,11; 9:1,2,3; Jer.23:15; 9:15; Rev.13:11,13,14; Matt.7:15; 24:24,25;  2Cor. 11:14,15).
These harlot daughters become a source of death to those already "living"...
and are sealed as those who are in a covenant with Satan....
an agreement,
...that in exchange for the power over the Gentiles (those NOT spiritual Jews/anointed Rom.2:29),
and the ability to deceive the world
        (including Satan's target -Rev.12:17;  2Cor. 11:3);
they must give their spiritual virginity over to Satan, becoming one of his many harlots under his  Covenant of Death (called "Babylon the Great").
2Cor. 11:3
Those who then commit spiritual fornication with Satan's harlot,
will share in her sins of misleading and killing. 
(Rev.17:2; 2:22;  1Cor. 6:15,16; Rev.18:4,5; 17:6; 11:9,10)

To help confirm that this spiritual adultery (loss of spiritual virginity),
involves sharing in the teaching of lies;
when Rev.14:4 continues it's description of spiritual virginity,
it continues, into verse 5:
"No lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless." (Rev.14:5)

Rev.14:4 says,
"They follow the Lamb wherever he goes." How? See 1Pet. 2:22;  1Pet. 1:19; Mal.2:6 (Rev.14:5,4).
Through obedience to the Lamb's words, these virgins become clean vessels to hold and to teach truth (Eph.5:26,27; Zeph.3:13; Jude 1:24; Isa.6:7; Jer.1:9; Matt.10:20;  1Cor. 2:7; 4:1,2; Isa.52:11;  2Cor. 6:17; Rev.18:4)
and are no part of the world (John 17:16; Rom.12:2) or it's enticements (1John 2:15; Matt.4:8).
"No lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless."
The lips of their heart, are clean. (Ps.15:1,2; Luke 6:45; Matt.12:35,33; 7:20)

(Psalm 51:10,13,15,19; Heb.13:15;  1Pet. 2:9; Matt.5:8; Psalm 45:14; 24:4; Rom.10:8,10;  2Cor. 5:20;  1Thess. 2:13;  1Pet. 3:10; Rev.14:5)

Not so, the defiling Harlots.

James 4:4; Matt.15:18; Psalm 78:37,8; Eze.18:31; Rom.3:13; Rev.13:11; Isa.28:14,15,17,18; Rev.18:6; 2:20; 19:2; 13:14,15; Matt.12:34; 15:11; James 3:6

or those marked by her beast on their right hand

Psalm 144:8,11; Isa.44:20; Rev.13:16; Psalm 12:2;  2Thess. 2:9;  2Tim. 3:13; Rev.16:13

("Mark of the Beast")


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