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Homily for the sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost Year C – Wealthy in Spirit



Good morning bus riders!


We are now at the sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, which means our ministry that repays our salvation is well underway. We should be each be Anointed by Yahweh … thus a “Christ.” We should each be a soul that submits to a much higher soul, who we each follow into ministry … in the name of Jesus.


Now, I have said this similarly before. It is the path of righteousness that none of us can walk alone. We must be reborn as Jesus, following the lead of his soul’s resurrection within each and every one of our souls, so Jesus becomes the divine strength that brings a righteous state of being within each of us.


Being in the name of Jesus means being in the name of Yahweh – each of our souls His wives – and that is the only path that leads a soul to eternal salvation.


Eternal salvation means being a minister in the name of Jesus, so other souls can also be saved.


The name Jesus means “YAH Saves.”


The lessons set aside for today point out both this divine spiritual commitment to Yahweh, so saints are reborn in the name of His Son; but they also point out the flaw that is the pretense of salvation.


In my preparations that have me write about what I am led to see rising from each of the designated readings, this week I was led to see the image of Nicodemus come up.


The name “Nicodemus” means “Victory Of The [Common] People,” which points to the idea that the man known by that name was wealthy, at the expense of the Jews who he triumphed over, as a lawyer.


In John’s Gospel, when we first read of Nicodemus, he came to visit Jesus and told Jesus his observations led him to believe “God was with [Jesus].”


Jesus then told Nicodemus, “anyone not born from above is not able to see the kingdom of God.”


When Nicodemus laughed at that idea of rebirth, Jesus told him about being born of the flesh only led to matters of the flesh. However, being born of Spirit was an addition to the spirit that is a soul from Yahweh; and, that Spirit was necessary to be born from above.


When Nicodemus then asked Jesus, “How are these things possible?” Jesus asked Nicodemus, “You are a teacher of Israel and you don’t know these things?”


That pretense found in Nicodemus is the same pretense David saw as the weakness of the people. That weakness would grow to cause Yahweh to send prophets to warn of their demise – such as Jeremiah; and, Amos, who saw through the pretense as one of the [common] Jews, one who was spiritually committed to serving Yahweh.


Paul wrote to Timothy telling him of the two paths: one to righteousness; and, one to the pretense of wickedness.


Jesus told a parable, where the “rich man” can be seen as a perfect reflection of Nicodemus, but so widespread that one name could not be attached to all those who pretended to serve Yahweh, got rich selling false religion to souls seeking truth, and would face a death where their souls would find damnation.


Now, in the reading from Jeremiah, it appears to be a rather simple story about Yahweh speaking to Jeremiah, telling him that his cousin will come asking Jeremiah to buy some land (under siege by invading Babylonians); and, Jeremiah is to buy that land. The complexities amid that simple story are the fourteen uses of Hebraic words that translate into English as proper nouns, listing people and places by name.


Hebrew has no capital letters, so all proper nouns are not only a name, but the meaning behind the name. When that meaning is replaced in the story (rather than be confused by people one does not know), a depth of story appears.


I do not have time to go into that deeper story today; but I welcome everyone to read the commentary that I posted on my website, which offers that depth of meaning.


Today, I will only deal with the simple message, where Jeremiah was told to secure a deed to the land purchased, seal it in an earthen jar, and then bury that sealed deed in the ground, for safe keeping until a future came, when the land purchased would have value again.


This must be seen as a promise of reincarnation. The land in the dust and dry bones that Yahweh asked Ezekiel, “Mortal, can these dry bones live?” The answer comes from a prophet of Yahweh being told to prophesy to the dry bones and then prophesy to the bones with renewed flesh. Reincarnation not only is when sinner souls return to fill bodies of flesh, but it is also when saints of Yahweh are resurrected in the name of the Son, to be the prophets who prophesy to reincarnated souls.


This is the meaning of this simple story. It is a spiritual meaning; not a tale of someone in the future digging up a jar with a deed to property and being some lucky treasure hunter.


The future will hold the souls of the failed Judeans, as well as the souls of the prophets whose soul have married Yahweh for eternity, becoming reborn souls of the Son, who will be needed to secure the deed that is eternal life.


That deed is saved so lost souls will be saved in the future. Jesus would be the one possessing the deed that was safely stored by Jeremiah.


While the name of Jesus (as such) was not known to Jeremiah, nor David – the name Joshua means the same, as “Yah Saves, Yah Will Save, Yah Is Salvation” – those two men knew the inner presence sent by Yahweh that was that.


It was this inner salvation that spoke to Jeremiah (a name that means “Elevated Of Yah”) and spoke to David, who commonly referred to this inner presence of Yahweh as “elohim.”


We hear David singing praise to this in Psalm 91; so, as a companion psalm to the promise of Yahweh’s prophet returning to guide the reincarnated wayward souls – as metaphorically stated in a deed sealed in a buried jar – David wrote of what would be found contained in a deed to the true promised land.


In David’s first verse, he sings praise that this inner presence is unseen by human eyes. David wrote, “he who dwells in the secrecy as the highest , as the shadow of the flesh shall abide.”


It was then said that this invisible – spiritual – presence was from Yahweh, go whom the soul of Davis would avow to “Yahweh” that this inner presence “is my refuge and my stronghold.” David then clarified in verse two, saying “my elohim.”


The Hebrew word “elohim” is a masculine plural noun that says “gods” … not a singular, capitalized “God.” “Yahweh” is the Creator and the King of all, who rules the spiritual realm. The “gods,” or the “angels-spirits-souls” that are eternal and purely spiritual are masculine in essence and plural in number.


Yahweh made all the “elohim” first; and, then they made Creation go as Yahweh planned.

In Genesis 2, Moses had recorded eleven time the combination of words “Yahweh elohim.” The false translation of that says “the Lord God.” The true translation of that says Adam was made by the hand of Yahweh, as a body of clay and dust, into which Yahweh breathed a soul AND the eternal “elohim” that is the purpose of spirituality in the form of Man: to save souls trapped in human flesh.


David knew this, thus he sang in verse three: “for he will deliver you from the snare of the trapper , from the plague of desires .” The “snare” is the lusts of the flesh. The “trapper” is Satan and his fallen angles – the bad “elohim” who possess souls as demon spirits. The “plague of desires” is the luring by Satan to sin, thereby leading a soul away from marriage to Yahweh and being where the soul of His Son resurrects. “Jesus” means “YAH Saves.”


To be where the soul of Jesus resurrects, David sang: “he will overshadow you and underneath his wings you will find refuge.” This “overshadowing” is the hidden, invisible presence that “dwells in secrecy in the highest” and “is the shadow of the flesh,” which lives within one’s soul. The “refuge” is the “stronghold” of his angelic “wings” covering one, so Satan and his influences cannot be heard.


In verse fourteen, David sang that this presence comes from divine marriage to Yahweh, as he sung: “when on me he has set his love then he will rescue me ; he will set me on high , because his has become my name .” The “love” is the desire for redemption, which leads to marrying a soul to Yahweh’s Spirit. The “love” is then the presence of His child reborn – as Jesus is the truth of spiritual “love.” The element of “my name” says one’s soul is in the “name of Yahweh,” which goes into ministry “in the name of Jesus.”


The reason David sang this song of praise is stated in verse sixteen, where he wrote: “with eternal life I will satisfy him ; and see him , my salvation .” This is the redemption paid in full through ministry in the “name of Yahweh,” as His “elohim” resurrected in flesh to bring “salvation” to lost souls.


David then sang clearly about what the truth of righteousness, ministry, salvation and eternal life is. It is like David, Jeremiah, and Jesus. It is the model that all pretenders fail to match.


Now, in the Track 2 Old Testament reading selection from Amos, we see the opposite being detailed. Amos speaks clearly of those pretending to be the children of Yahweh, when they do nothing to earn that title.


In verse four, Amos was led by the Spirit of Yahweh – his inner elohim – to speak of the wayward by saying, “those lying down on beds of ivory , and those unrestrained on your couches”. The “lying down on beds” and “unrestrained on your couches” are metaphor for a sleep state, which symbolizes the dath offerings of the material realm.


Rather than be the “lambs” of self-sacrifice, they kill and eat those soul dedicated in marriage to Yahweh. Like the prophecy of Exodus 32 and the wayward building a golden calf, having shunned Moses and the Law, these wayward Amos spoke of had “calves in the midst of the stall” – their hearts of worship.


Amos said these failed examples of the children of Yahweh would sing David’s psalms as if they were equally “beloveds” – the meaning of the name “David.” This was pure pretense.

Instead of being filled with the Spirit of Yahweh and His Son’s soul resurrected within them – as true sons of Israel – they got drunk on physical wine; and, they “anointed themselves with the choicest olive oil.” They were not Messiahs, as those Anointed by the Spirit of Yahweh forevermore.


For all their pretense of piety, Yahweh led Amos to say, “ thus now they will go uncovered as the head of those removed.” This says the truth will be revealed when pretender souls lose their flesh and stand naked before Yahweh in Judgment.


A soul cannot pretend itself to be Judged by Yahweh as a saint in earthly life.


In the companion Psalm 146, we return to a clearer focus being placed on the true priests of Yahweh, who are possessed by His Spirit and His Son’s soul.


This is a psalm that repeats the English translation “Hallelujah,” which is actually two Hebrew words – “halal Yah” – meaning “shine Yahweh.” The only way to “shine Yahweh” is to be possessed by His “elohim” – Jesus.


David sings of ““my elohim,” which is his source for eternal life and the inner presence that radiates a shine of Yahweh, as a halo.


This says no one external to one’s soul will take your soul to heaven. Only you can save your soul by placing faith in Yahweh and sacrificing self-ego to marry with His Will.


Big Brains are only useful when the flesh of the brain is not returned to dust at death. Big ideas of self-worth cease when a soul stands naked before Yahweh for Judgment.


Only this el that rose within the Supplanter (Jacob) can save a soul from self-harm. The same el must be the elohim of all souls saved.


Yahweh is the Creator of the Savior soul. His elohim Adam-Jesus is only sent to Yahweh’s wife-souls. Yahweh is the one who sets prisoners in flesh free for eternal salvation.


Yahweh opens eyes to see the truth, through Jesus resurrected within.


Yahweh is the Father that sends His Son as Himself reborn in the world.


Thus, David knew there were true children of Yahweh and false pretenders.


From the Track 1 and Track 2 reading selections, it can make it seem that the Epistle reading from First Timothy is confusing. Much of this comes from the English translation missing the truth contained in the text written; and, that is a common hurdle English-speaking Christians are forced to overcome.


It is here that I was reminded of Nicodemus, as Paul tells what those who pretend to be priests and hired hands they are like: They are without a clue about spiritual matters. They cannot teach others how to be born anew, because none of them have been where the soul of Jesus resurrected.


This reading is perhaps most recalled because of the English quote saying, “Love of money is the root of all evils.” The meaning of that points to those who are friends with the lusts of the world, while rejecting the love that leads to divine marriage of a sacrificing soul to Yahweh.

This is directed at false shepherds.


The follow-up statement (in the English translation) says, “Fight the good fight of the faith.” This seems rather innocuous, as some meaningless pep rally cry. The words written by Paul need to be read two ways, with the first what the translators lead minds to see.


It also states the never-ending “struggle with good,” which keeps souls from knowing the truth of faith.


To read, “the eternal life, to which you were called and for which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses,” it is easy to miss the true point being made, which says a soul is “called” to marry Yahweh and say “I do” before witnesses.


In the Greek text, Paul wrote the word “enōpion,” which is translated as “before witnesses.” The word truly means “in sight of,” implying “before the face of, in the eyes of, or in the presence of.”


In Scripture, the proper meaning is “"in the eye (of God)".


I was led to read this are meaning the marriage of a soul to Yahweh, where the wife traditionally wears a veil of submission, covering her face “before” her Husband-to-be.


This is the meaning of the First Commandment – the vows of marriage – which says a wife of Yahweh must agree to never wear the face of another god of worship (no other ‘lovers’ allowed, ever again) “before the face of” Yahweh.


A bride of Yahweh must always wear the face of Yahweh, which denotes that wife-soul is in His name. It is the shine of Yahweh. This veil is then lifted “in the eyes of witnesses,” which is how Moses was perceived after he departed the tent of meeting, when his face would brightly glow with the face of Yahweh. The Israelites feared seeing the face of Yahweh; so, they demanded Moses wear a veil to hide that face.


Paul knew this meaning, as Paul was like David and inspired divinely to write the truth. Like the secrecy of the shadow of the flesh, the intent of the meaning of the Word is hidden. It wears a veil. To read it properly, one’s soul must wear the face of Yahweh, as His Son reborn.


Another point of confusion comes when Paul names “Christ Jesus” and “Pontius Pilate. The English makes this be a confession that Jesus was indeed a king. However, there is meaning behind the names.


“Christ” means to be “Anointed” by Yahweh, which comes when a soul marries Him and receives His Spirit. “Jesus” means “Yahweh Saves,” which He does by sending the soul of His Son to resurrect in a virgin wife-soul – one cleansed of all past sins.


“Pontius Pilate” means “Five Freedman,” each (like “Christ Jesus”) intended to be individually read and understood singularly first. Five is the number of the Pentateuch; so, it represents the “Law of Moses.” Freedman reflects a saved soul.


Thus, the confession Paul wrote about goes well beyond Jesus the man answering a question posed to him by a Roman ruler. It says that a soul becoming a “Christ” in the name of Yahweh will then be reborn as the Savior sent by Yahweh. Those will not only know the truth contained with the “Law,” they will each have their souls freed,” having earned eternal life through ministry in the name of Jesus.


Salvation comes when the soul of Jesus has merged with one’s soul – like it did with the soul of Jacob, taking on the name of the Son a “Israel” – so the state of truth in “Israel” (Who Retains the elohim of Yahweh) means “Jesus” is the “Lord” over one’s soul-flesh.


Jesus is the “Ruler” that directs a soul to salvation. Therefore, he is king, as Yahweh the King speaks through him and his saints.


This salvation comes with a “price to pay,” which is ministry in the name of Jesus. We pay for our redemption by leading other lost souls to seek marriage to Yahweh and likewise be Baptized by His Spirit and forgiven all past sins … at a price to pay in ministry.


This price is then found stated by Jesus in parable, in the reading selection from Luke 16. It is the well-known story of Lazarus and the rich man.


I wrote about this parable in a book I published: Explaining the Parables: As Told in the Gospel of Luke. In that observation, I pointed out how the English translation misrepresents Lazarus (in particular), while there is much more to see stated by Jesus in the whole of the story.


I recommend reading that book, as I will not be able to go into the depth of that written at this time allowed here today.


I will point out that verse nineteen (the first of this reading selection) makes a statement that a known Jew was wealthy. Before Jesus said that wealth was transformed into fancy robes and fine linens, the “wealth” should be seen as the Law. By memorizing the Word of Moses, the Psalms of David, and the writings of the prophets, a known Jew held within his grasp the greatest “wealth” imaginable.


His problem was selling that for worldly riches, the powers of influence over others, and the pretense of royalty as his, simply because he memorized a lot of books written on scrolls.


Now, when we read that Lazarus was poor and full of sores, this is probably true in the physical sense, because he too was a Jew; but, his apparent malady of skin (possibly some form of leprosy) is what kept him spiritually impoverished.


The “gate” is a mistranslation, as the Greek word written also mean “porch.” This intent read says Lazarus was banned from entering the Temple, where the rich man made money preaching condemnations upon sinners. The “porch” would be Solomon’s portico, where Lazarus would have to wait for spiritual handouts … which rarely came.


This means the “crumbs falling from the table of the rich man” were nuggets of truth coming from Scripture, which could feed Lazarus’ soul spiritually.


It is here that we must realize Lazarus is named, but the rich man is not. The name “Lazarus” means “God Has Helped” or “My God Is Helper.” This name makes it possible to see the parable using the leper he healed, who returned to thank Jesus, as the embodiment of the meaning behind the name “Lazarus.”


That leper was healed along with nine other lepers, but only he came back to give personal thanks to God, who helped him. The others are to be seen now as the “dogs.” Those “dogs” are the worthless members of Jewish society, who were all banned from entering the Temple or synagogues in Judea or Galilee. The “dogs” licked each other’s “wounds,” which is another translation other than “sores.”


This becomes a major statement that the rich man was a false shepherd, who like Nicodemus knew nothing about the truth of Scripture. No crumbs of truth fell from his lawyer business, as he had no desire to help the “dogs” of Jewish society. He only pandered meaningless sermons to paying customers, who afforded him the clothing of the special children of Yahweh.


Then, both Lazarus and the rich man died. The story is very clear about their two souls going to two very different places. One was designed for those who did nothing to help any soul other then theirs, while the other was for those who “God Has Helped” to endure the pains and sufferings of a world that cannot teach others how not to sin.


It is from the prior readings being sewn together that we can deduce that Lazarus met Jesus and was not only cured of a skin condition, but his soul was shown how to forevermore cease sinning. Lazarus’ soul married Yahweh and he became a minister in the name of Yahweh’s Son, “licking the wounds” of the poor who sought God’s help.


What might be missed is how Lazarus entered the bosom of Abraham, which means Lazarus was a spiritual descendant of his – self-sacrificed to serve only Yahweh.


While the soul of the once rich man cried out as if he still held influence over the “dogs” of Judea, only Abraham answered his calls. The soul gone to Hades could not see he was amid a great seal of the punished, because each soul stands alone in the punishment for their individual sins.


When the soul of the unknown Jew cried out for help being sent to his five brothers, where each of them was just as he had been, the response of Abraham, saying, “They have the Law and the prophets to guide them,” this says the punished man held the “wealth” that he then cried out to be sent to his brothers.


The response by Abraham that says (in essence), “if they have the wealth of salvation in their hands and are still sinners, then they will not listen to a spirit.”


This is the focus of this sixteenth Sunday in Pentecost. Many hold the wealth of salvation in their hands; but they do nothing to put the truth of those words in their hearts, minds and souls. They have to marry their souls to Yahweh, which means sacrificing all the things of the world that will never leave that physical realm. Then, once married, Yahweh will fill their cleansed souls with the soul of His most perfect Son. Those will then be true ministers of Yahweh who utilize the true wealth of Scripture, so other souls can be led to salvation.


This wealth of spiritual knowledge cannot be sold for any amount of earthly riches.

It is priceless, but ministry in the name of Jesus is the price paid for eternal salvation.


Those saved for eternity do not go to Hades crying out for help from an Abraham they thought they were related to.


I see the bus is here; so, I will end with that picture burned into your minds. I look forward to seeing you next Sunday. Until then, please take care of your souls.


Amen

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