Monday, February 22, 2016

Pluck out your "Eye"

Many scriptures added

I have been thinking so much about Matt 5:29,30.
Of course, this can apply to our own person, but what about the Body of Christ?
The right eye we are to remove must represent a false prophet, no?  And the right hand, which must represent actions; if false or defiling they should be cut off from that same Body.
Considering that before these scriptures, adultery is spoken of (Matt.5:28), it seems fitting that the Harlot (false prophet as a betraying eye) is fulfilling this description. This seems to be an opposite warning from (Eph.4:11-16; 1Cor.12:7,21,25) which discourages the members of the body against working independently. It still seems to make sense that there are times when making a separation is called for.

It is the Harlot that loses connection with the faithful members of the Body of Christ (Col.2:19; 1John2:19; 1Cor.12:25). We must be careful, that we do not confuse the Body of Christ, with the counterfeit organization. To be expelled from the counterfeit Temple of Gentiles, is not the same as leaving the spiritual Body of Christ. A harlot can fall from loyalty to her head and leave his Body, while still being adored by her followers, and while expelling the faithful from her own dominion.
Those cast out from Satans synagogue (Rev.2:9; 3:9), are even more so, loyal members of Christ (Isa.66:5; John16:2; Isa.57:1; Mark8:35) (Rev.18:4; Luke21:21-22).

Regarding Matt.5:
"29 If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. 30 And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell."

I feel that primarily, it applies to us as individuals, but it surely also applies to the Anointed Congregation, because the principles are true, however applied. I hope to explain what I mean concerning both applications.

Matt.6:22-23 reads;
"The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light. 23"But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!"

We know that each virgin had their own lamp ("eye") (Matt.25:7; 6:22).
That lamp/eye represents, our spiritual perception and understanding.

 Matt.6:22                      Image result for blindness Matt.25:8; 6:23

The wise virgins keep their original receptacle/source of oil, in their heart with them, to fuel their flame (Matt.25:4,10; John8:12) (Matt.25:4; 2Pet.3:2; John14:26). The foolish exhaust that source, and resort to buying light from men (Matt.25:3,8-9; Jer.2:13; Rev.13:11,16-17; 6:6; Isa.55:2).
(testing prophets) (What do buying and selling mean?)
When Jesus tells us,
that if our "eye is bad"/"causes us to stumble",
then the path we blindly wandered onto, contains stumbling blocks. We have drifted away from the path of life (Heb.2:1; Matt.7:14; John14:6). This compares to our feet needing to be washed of their dust/death path (Ps.119:9,105; 1:1-2; John13:13-14).
Our faulty perception (bad "eye") is like being blind, which leads us along a path of death, to fall into a dark pit (2Pet.2:21). If not rescued from the pit, due to our begging God for light and accepting his spirit, we end up being condemned to Gehenna.

So, as touched upon in my last letter, it takes humility to remove faulty perceptions from our faith ("eye-salve"), even painful, such as removing our right eye. Such refinement is necessary, to save us from the powers of darkness and death. Jesus also referred to this, when speaking of new wine (Luke5:36-39). Pride prevents a humble, realistic perspective of the truth, that we are not wise, and we need a new understanding to hold new truth (Dan.12:4; John16:13,8; Rev.20:12) (new-scrolls). Men naturally want to believe that they are already right, and do not want to be corrected. Like stubborn children, they refuse to see the bigger picture. Like foolish and rebellious children, they will require harsher discipline from their father.

If we accept that God and Christ are wiser than we are (Isa.55:9), we humbly accept their correction. Even if it is painful (to our ego), we adjust our faith to accommodate refinement and revelation, being willing to discard our previous perspective for those now given by spirit (Luke5:38; Phil.2:3; Eph.3:5; 2:20-22; Rev.22:6). The more childlike and humble we are, the easier it is to have the "plank" removed from our eye (Joel 2:12,14; Eze.12:2; Isa.52:10; John12:38-40).

In the context, Jesus also spoke of cutting off our right hand, if it causes us to stumble. I believe that this is a parallel to Isa.44:20:
"Such a person feeds on ashes; a deluded heart misleads him; he cannot save himself, or say, "Is not this thing in my right hand a lie?"
and Rev.13:16:
"It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads".

When our right hand is branded spiritually, it is enslaved. It obeys it's owner. This servitude is a form of worship.
Whatever is directing our actions, is the brandmark upon our right hand. If that master is causing us to stumble, it is better to cut off our connection to that Master, than to die (by sharing in their identity and wicked works).

At Matt.5:29-30, Jesus was pointing to our faith, and how it is a result of our perceptions, and how those perceptions direct our worship/deeds.
If we have been mislead, we must be humble enough and willing, (because we love the truth and obediently fear our God); to extricate ourselves from such impurities/lying doctrine/guilt by association, despite the pains incurred.
Now yes, this also applies to the Body of Christ as a whole.
If you check the previous verse (Matt.5:28-29); the plucking out of the eye was the measure used to prevent lustfully looking at a "woman"
  The "ten kings" of the earth (LINK), do not literally commit adultery with the Harlot, but like the Gentile Beast, they do "commit adultery in the heart" with her, because of their lustful "eye" upon her desirable things (Lam.1:10; Eze.16:32-33; Isa.1:21). They enjoy their connection to the Harlot, and how that association with her, benefits themselves. They have trusted the harlot's flattering perceptions of them (her blind eye), and they do not realize what they really look like, to God (Rev.3:17-18; James1:23-24; 1Sam.16:7; Jer.17:10).
Their eye is no longer toward the wife of their youth... the covenant they entered into upon their anointment...
a covenant of life, and intoxication with her breasts (see Isa.66:10-11; 1Pet.2:2) (Prov.5:18-20; 1Cor.6:15; Ec.7:26),
rather than intoxication with the sorceries of a harlot (Rev.17:2).

You and I understand, that to cut out one's eye (former perceptions), is to be willing to accept the true identity of the Harlot, and to remove all infatuation with her, from our faith. Such decisive action is required of all those who would avoid being thrown into Gehenna, along with her and her beast (Matt.5:30; Rev.20:10, 15).

But then there is another application to this parable.
It is what you have referred to.
The eye of the Body of Christ, is the prophets (Amos 3:7; Eph.3:4-5; Num.12:6; Heb.1:1; Rev.22:6; Eze.3:17; 10:12; Rev.4:8) (LINK).
If the contemporary Body of Christ is lead by a bad eye (a wicked steward/false prophet/Harlot full of adultery -2Pet.2:14; Rev.17:2), that whole body will be thrown into darkness leading to Gehenna. The faithful are not to "tolerate" such an eye/false prophet (Rev.2:20, 2:2; 13:11,7,10; Col.2:8; 2Pet.2:1-3; 2Thess.2:1-3; Rev.2:2). We "tear it out" of the Body of Christ (1Cor.5:13; Eph.5:11).
This is done, by not looking back to her (Rev.17:18; 18:4; Luke17:32,28-29,32; Rev.18:4; 11:8), as the eye of a lustful man may seek intoxication from a harlot (Rev.17:2; Isa.52:11) instead of his chaste wife (Prov.5:19) (LINK).

We are washed clean by the word (Eph.5:26; John13:10), and through a faithful "clear" "eye"/prophet (Matt.6:22),
       [and having the needed humility to weigh carefully, what is said
        by that one (1Cor.14:29; 1John4:1; 1Thess.5:20-21; 2Cor.13:5)
light returns to the body members that accept a good "eye" (1Thess.5:19-20; Matt.10:41).

The light in a faithful "eye"/prophet, can only benefit the other parts of the Body (Eph.4:7-8,11-16; Rom.12:6-8; Matt.23:34; Rev.11:3,7),
if it is accepted (Matt.10:41; John13:20) and followed (Eze.33:31-32; Isa.52:8-9,11).
To do so, we must be willing to put new wine (truth) into a new wineskin (understanding/faith)... and willing to pluck out our own previous personal perceptions, however flattering to us, attractive to our flesh, comfortable and familiar, or cherished as valuable treasures
(Eze.7:19; Rev.6:6; 13:17; 18:11; Zeph.1:18) (What do buying and selling mean?).
The harlot's false and poisonous doctrine cannot compare with the riches of truth which Christ entrusts to the work of his faithful priests (Isa.55:2; Rev.3:18; Matt.6:20; Luke21:33; John6:63) (Matt.25:14; Luke16:12,11; 1Cor.4:1; Mal.2:7).

As individual members of a body, we must be willing to accept God and Christ's appointment of a faithful steward (Luke12:42), if after continual examination and testing, we find their "eye" and it's provisions, are good (1Thess.5:20-21; Zech.8:23). Without an eye, the Body lacks vision.
(testing prophets)
We must also be willing to sever our association with a harlot/"bad eye" (Ps.26:4; Isa.52:11; Rev.18:4; Luke21:21-22), despite however powerful and attractive her favors may seem (Luke21:5-6; Rev.18:16-19) (Watchtower crumble?).
That requires letting go of the counterfeit things she gave us (Rev.10:10; Prov.5:3-5)... a sugar coated wormwood, spiked with the Serpents venom (Rev.18:3; Deut.32:32-33; Rev.14:19; Jer.25:30,29; 1Pet.4:17) (winepress).
We must transform our mind, and replace Wormwood, with truth (Ps.119:103; Prov.10:22; 4:4,22; Rom.12:2; Heb.10:16).
That is the area where many of God's people, are failing.
They refuse to let go of what they learned in the WT. Their faith is still built on shifting sand, instead of the solid rock-like teachings of Christ (Matt.7:24-27; Eph.2:20-22), which I work to promote and explain, as enabled by spirit and as directed by Christ (Matt.10:27,40,20).
It seems that many don't even remember the origin of their present faith. Many have left the WT, only to take with them, many WT doctrines (Luke17:30-32; Matt.24:15-16; Eze.36:8).
Some of these men still believe that the blasphemous WT
is God's holy mountain Zion (Jer.7:4; Rev.17:3; Matt.24:15)
and will rule with that abomination, after the harlot is gone (Rev.17:16-17,11-13) (,
Their clouded eye, and their branded hand by 666, will be thrown alive into Gehenna, unless they repent of that idolatry...
    (Rev.14:9-11; Heb.3:11; Deut.12:9; 1:35), we all must, if we hope to survive these wicked days
(Eze.18:31; Rev.3:17-19; Heb.12:6; Mal.3:1-3,18; Zech.13:9; Rev.14:13; Heb.4:9-11; Isa.3:10; Eph.6:13; Ps.40:2; 26:12; 22:22).

(Please read comments, below)



  1. Pearl,
    Revelation 10:10 speaks of the little scroll that John ate. The Watchtower has always said that the message was a "Sweet-and-Bitter" message from God...(Revelation Climax book Chapter 24). They refer to Ezekiel's scroll that was sweet as honey...(Although his scroll was NOT bitter or sour in his stomach...This does not match John's experience)

    You are saying that the scroll John eats in Revelation 10:10 is in reality knowledge...(which was previously sealed up to us)? That knowledge in this little scroll let's us see that the scroll is really a "sugar-coated wormwood" scroll(teachings)...that the Watchtower has been and is still dishing out? Can you please explain this a little more when you have time?
    Thanks Obadiah

    1. You are right Obadiah,
      While the "Watchtower" prophets interpret the scroll of Rev.10:10 as "from God";
      that is not the Bible's interpretation. John is being shown in symbolic terms, that which God's nation is ingesting, in the Lord's day (Rev.1:10). This is why John's first hand experience of taking in that scroll, results in the command to follow, at Rev.10:11... the need for him to "prophesy again" about the identities initially prophesied about, in chapters 1-4 of Revelation.
      The scroll given Ezekiel to eat, was from God (Ps.119:103; 19:10). As such, it never turns "sour"/"bitter" (Eze.3:3) as does poisonous "wormwood" from an unfaithful harlot (Prov.5:3-4; Rev.8:10-11; 17:1; Jer.51:7), which is a counterfeit of God's Word... initially tasting sweet, but is later discovered to be deception leading to death. Bitter indeed!
      The very fact that the "Watchtower" leaders mis-interpret Rev.10:9-11, is validation of the Harlot's identity.
      You may learn more about this bitter scroll, at this post:

  2. Pearl, you spoke about being intoxicated with the breasts of your wife, but the scriptures sound like it is talking about a mother, not a wife. Can you explain?

    1. Yes. A concise answer is found at Isa.62:5.
      I hope you can see from that verse, that sons will marry their mother.
      Of course we know that this is not a physical occurrence (Lev.18:7), but a spiritual one.
      How is this to be interpreted?
      The "mother" is the covenant... a promise that resides in heaven (Gal.4:24,26,28; Rev.12:1,5; 2:26-27).
      That mother is adorned with her children (Isa.49:18; Rev.21:2).
      The 12 stars of her crowning glory, are her twelve tribes of sons (Rev.12:1; 7:4; Isa.61:3).

      While immature, a chosen priest of God has not yet been sealed as a tested and proven slave of God.
      During that time, he cannot produce "living" children/incorruptible seed of his own (John12:24)
      In imitation of Christ (1Pet.2:21; Matt.16:24; Rev.14:4), those sealed as God's proven slaves, must have died for truth.
      When the full stature of Christ is attained by a chosen one (including a death for truth) (Eph.4:13; Col.1:24; Rom.6:5; 8:17; Rev.6:11);
      Such mature sons, produce further incorruptible "seed", by means of the same covenant/woman/mother, that gave them life, just as described at Isa.62:5.

      Those already sealed into the covenant mother identity (promise fulfilled Phil.3:20; Eph.2:6), are as a spiritual mother to those unsealed... as they cultivate, feed, and tend that flock of God (1Cor.3:8-9; 2Cor.6:1; 1Thess.2:7).

      When maturity is attained, the mature priest enters an eternal covenant along with the others previously sealed as faithful to death...
      for further seed to come to life, by mutual effort and unified purpose under Christ as Head.

      God is also described as "rejoicing" over this same woman, as a bridegroom rejoices over a bride.
      This is because by means of "her", additional "sons OF GOD" are brought forth (Gal.3:26; John1:12; Rom.8:14-16; Eph.5:1).
      [Those of the "woman", are "clothed with the sun" (Rev.12:1; Gal.3:27; Rom.6:3)
      (Rev.12:1; Mal.4:2; Acts3:20; Rev.22:16).
      They wear the identity of Christ, by their completion of his full course, to death.]

      I would provide a fuller reply, but for now, I am caring for my aged mother who just had surgery.
      Please let me know if this is enough to address your need, and I will respond accordingly.
      Thank you for your astute question.
      Love in Christ,

    2. Your answer was more than I expected. Thank you.

    3. You are totally welcome.
      It helps to keep in mind that these depictions are all SYMBOLIC parables, to help us comprehend the various facets of truth (Hosea 12:10; Matt.13:34-35,10-11,51-52; Luke6:45,43; Matt.12:36-37; 7:20; Prov.18:21).


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