He shall be called a Ναζωραῖος/Nazoraios [Nazirite]…Mt 2:23
…the sect of the Nazoreans [or, Nasareans?]… Acts 24:5
This sect of Nazoræans is [presently in 375 AD] to be found inBishop Epiphanius, The Panarion (c. 375 AD)
Beroea near Coelesyria, in the Decapolis near Pella,
and in Bashanitis at the place called…Khokhabe
in Hebrew…[in practice] They are nothing but Jews…”
“This Essene sect of the Nasaræans. They are Jews by nationality,
from Gileaditis, Bashanitis and the Transjordan as I have been told,
but descendants of Israel himself.” There are only a
handful of Nasaræans [left as such] . . . they have been united
with the sect of the Ebionites [of the Nazoræans]Bishop Epiphanius, The Panarion (c. 375 AD)
A Nicene Bishop, on the outside trying to look in!
A Nicene Bishop, on the outside trying to look in!
Section 7, Chapters 61 Thru 70
(61) Yahshúa Foretells the End.
(62) Parable of the Ten Virgins.
(63) Parable of the Talents.
(64) Yahshúa Teaches in the Palm Circle. The Divine Life and Substance.
(65) The Last Anointing by Mariám Magdalena. Neglect not the Present time.
(66) Yahshúa again Teaches his Disciples concerning the Nature of Elohíym. The Kingdom. The Two in One.
(67) The Last Entry into Jerusalem. The Sheep and the Goats.
(68) The Householder and the Husbandmen. Order out of Disorder.
(69) The Mashíakh within the Soul. The Resurrection and the Life. Salome’s Question.
(70) Yahshúa Rebukes Kepha’s Haste.
The Gospel of the Perfect Life of the Master, Yahshúa the Anointed,
the offspring of Dawíd through Yoséph and Mariám after the flesh, and the son of Elohiym, through godly love and wisdom, after the Spirit.
Section 7, Chapters 61 thru 70
Yahshúa Foretells the End of the Cycle
1. AND as Yahshúa sat upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of your coming, and of the end of the age/era?” And Yahshúa answered and said to them, “Take heed that no man deceives you. For many shall come in my name, saying, ‘I am Mashíakh’ and shall deceive many.
2. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars; see that ye be not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end [of the age/era] is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.
3. (And in those days [following the end of this generation which ends this age, the sorrows will continue, for] those that have power shall gather to themselves the lands and riches of the earth for their own lusts, and shall oppress the many who lack and hold them in bondage, and use them to increase their riches, and they shall oppress even the animals of the field, setting up the abominable thing. But ELOHÍYM shall send them his messenger and they shall proclaim his laws; which men have hidden by their traditions and those that transgress shall die.)
4. Then [after hearing of wars and rumours of war] they shall deliver you up to be afflicted and shall kill you; and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise and shall deceive many.
5. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall grow cold. But he that shall endure to the end [of this generation], the same shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness [testimony] to all nations; and then shall the end [of the present age/era] come.
6. When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso reads, let him understand) then let them which are in Judæa flee to the mountains. Let them which are on the housetop not come down to take anything out of the house; neither let them who are in the field return to take their clothes.
7. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pray ye that your fight be not in the winter, neither on the Shabbath day; for there shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days be shortened, there should no flesh be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened [curtailed].
8. Then if any man shall say to you, ‘Lo, here is Anointed’ or ‘there’ – haste not to believe. For there shall arise false anointed ones, and false prophets, who shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before.
9. Wherefore, if they shall say to you, ‘Behold, he is in the desert’, go not forth. ‘Behold, he is in the secret chambers’ – haste not to believe. For as the lightening comes out of the east, and shines even to the west, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
10. Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from Heaven, and the powers of the Heavens shall be shaken.
11. And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in Heaven; and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of Heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound as of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of Heaven to the other.
12. Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When its branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves, ye know that summer is near. So likewise, ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Truly I say to you, this generation shall not pass till all these things be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
13. But of that day and hour knows no man, no, not the angels of Heaven, but the All Parent only. For as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
14. For as in the days that were before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noaḥ entered into the ark and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
15. Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Master doth come.
16. But know this, that if the guardian of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore, be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not, the Son of man comes.
17. Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master has made ruler over his household, to give them food in due season?
18. Blessed be that servant, whom his master when he comes shall find so doing. Truly I say to you that he shall make him ruler over all his goods.
19. But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My master delays his coming, and shall begin to smite his fellow servants, and to eat with the glutton, and drink with the drunken.
20. The master of that servant shall come in a day when he looks not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of. And shall appoint him his portion with the hypocrites in the outer darkness with the cruel, and them that have no love, no pity: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
The Parable of The Ten Virgins
1. “THEN shall the kingdom of Heaven be likened to ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
2. They that were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them: But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
3. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a great cry made, ‘Behold, the bridegroom comes; go ye out to meet him’. Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps.
4. And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out’. But the wise answered, saying, ‘Not so, lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
5. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
6. Afterwards, the other virgins came also saying, ‘Master, Master, open to us’. But he answered and said, Truly I say to you, I know you not’.
7. Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man comes. Keep your lamps burning.”
Parable of The Talents
1. He also said: “The kingdom of Heaven is as a man traveling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and immediately took his journey.
2. Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same and made them other five talents. And likewise, he that had received two, he also gained other two. But he that had received one went and dug in the earth and hid his master’s money.
3. After a long time, the master of those servants comes, and reckons with them. And so, he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, ‘Master, you delivered unto me five talents; behold, I have gained beside them five talents more’. His master said to him, ‘Well done, you good and faithful servant: you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things; enter you into the joy of thy master’.
4. He also that had received two talents came and said, ‘Master, you delivered to me two talents; behold, I have gained two other talents beside them. His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things; enter you into the joy of thy master’.
5. Then he which had received the one talent came and said, ‘Master, I knew you that you are a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not strawed. And I was afraid and went and hid your talent in the earth; lo, there you have what is yours’.
6. His master answered and said to him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant, do you tell me that I reap where I did not sow, and gather where I have not strawed? You should have therefore, to have put your talents to use, with profit, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.
7. Take therefore the talent from him and give it to him who has two talents. For to everyone that has improved shall be given, and he shall have abundance, but from him that has not improved, shall be taken away, even that which he has. And cast yet out the unprofitable servant into outer darkness, for that is the portion he has chosen’.
8. Yahshúa also said unto his disciples, ‘Be ye approved money-changers of the kingdom, rejecting the bad and the false, and retaining the good and the true’.
9. AND Yahshúa sat over against the Treasury and beheld how the people cast money into the Treasury.
10. And there came a certain poor widow and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.
11. And He called His disciples to him and said, ‘Truly I say to you, that this poor widow has cast more in than all they which have cast into the Treasure.
12. For all they did cast in of their abundance, but she of her poverty did cast in all that she had, even all her living.’”
Yahshúa Teaches in the Palm Circle
1. YAHSHÚA came to a certain fountain near Bethany, around which grew twelve palm trees, where he often went with his disciples to teach them of the mysteries of the kingdom, and there he sat beneath the shade of the trees and his disciples with him.
2. And one of them said, “Master, it is written of old, ‘The ELOHÍYM made man in their own image, male and female created they them’. How do you say then that ELOHÍYM is one’? And Yahshúa said to them, “Truly, I said to you, in ELOHÍYM there is neither male nor female and yet both are one, and ELOHÍYM is the Two in One. He is She and She is He. The ELOHÍYM – our ELOHÍYM – is perfect, infinite, and one.
3. As in the man, the Father is manifest, and the Mother hidden; so, in the woman, the Mother is manifest, and the Father hidden. Therefore, shall the name of the Father and the Mother be equally sanctified, for they are the great Powers of ELOHÍYM, and the one is not without the other, in the One ELOHÍYM.
4. Adore ye ELOHÍYM, above you, beneath you, on the right hand, on the left hand, before you, behind you, within you, around you. Truly, there is but One ELOHÍYM, Who is All in All, and in whom all things do consist, the Fount of all Life and all Substance, without beginning and without end.
5. The things which are seen and pass away are the manifestations of the unseen which are eternal, that from the visible things of nature ye may reach to the invisible things of the ELOHÍYM; and by that which is natural, attain to that which is spiritual.
6. Truly, the ELOHÍYM created man in the divine image male and female, and all nature is in the image of ELOHÍYM, therefore is ELOHÍYM both male and female, not divided, but the Two in One, Undivided and Eternal, by whom and in whom are all things, visible and invisible.
7. From the Eternal they flow, to the Eternal they return. The spirit to Spirit, soul to Soul, mind to Mind, sense to Sense, life to Life, form to Form, dust to Dust.
8. In the beginning ELOHÍYM willed and there came forth the beloved Son—the divine Love, and the beloved Daughter—the holy Wisdom, equally proceeding from the One Eternal Fount; and of these are the generations of the spirits of ELOHÍYM, the Sons and Daughters of the Eternal.
9. And these descend to earth, and dwell with men and teach them the ways of ELOHÍYM, to love the laws of the Eternal, and obey them, that in them they may find salvation.
10. Many nations have seen their day. Under various names have they been revealed to them, and they have rejoiced in their light; and even now they come again to you, but Yisraél receives them not.
11. Truly I say to you, my twelve, whom I have chosen, that which has been taught by them of old time is true—though corrupted by the foolish imaginations of men.”
12. Again, Yahshúa spoke to Mariám Magdalena saying, “It is written in the Toráh, ‘Whoever leaves father or mother, let him die the death.’ Now the Law speaks not of the parents in this life, but of the Indweller of light, which is in us to this day.
13. Whosoever therefore forsakes Mashíakh the Saviour, the Holy Toráh, and the Body of the Elect, let them die the death. Yes, let them be lost in the outer darkness, for so they willed, and none can hinder.”
The Last Anointing by Mariám Magdalena
1. NOW, on the evening of the Shabbath before the Passover, as Yahshúa was in Bethany, he went to the house of Shimón the leper [jar-maker per Peshitta], and there they made him a supper, and Martha served while Lazarus [Eleazar] was one of them that sat at table with him.
2. And there came Mariám called Magdalena, having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard, very precious and costly, and she opened the box and poured the ointment on the head of Yahshúa, and anointed his feet, and wiped them with the hair of her head.
3. Then said one among his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was to betray him, “Why is this waste of ointment which might have been sold for three hundred pence and given to the poor?” And this he said not that he cared for the poor but because he was filled with jealousy and greed, and had the bag, and carried what was put therein. And they murmured against her.
4. And Yahshúa said, “Let her alone, why trouble ye her? for she has done all she could; yea, she has wrought a good work on me. For ye have the poor always with you, but me ye have not always. She has anointed my body for the day of my burial.
5. And truly, I say to you, wheresoever this Gospel shall be preached in the whole world there shall also be told this that she has done for a memorial of her.”
6. Then entered Satan into the heart of Judas Iscariot and he went his way and communed with the chief priests and captains how he might betray him. And they were glad and covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver, the price of a slave, and he promised them, and after that sought opportunity to betray him.
7. And at that time, Yahshúa said to his disciples, “Preach ye to all the world, saying, ‘Strive to receive the mysteries of Light, and enter into the Kingdom of Light, for now is the accepted time and now is the day of Salvation.
8. Put ye not off from day to day, and from cycle to cycle and eon to eon, in the belief, that when ye return to this world ye will succeed in gaining the mysteries and entering the Kingdom of Light.
9. For ye know not when the number of perfected souls shall be filled up, and then will be shut the gates of the Kingdom of Light, and from hence none will be able to come in thereby, nor will any go forth.
10. Strive ye that ye may enter while the call is made, until the number of perfected souls shall be sealed and complete, and the door is shut.”
Yahshúa Again Teaches His Disciples
1. AGAIN Yahshúa taught them saying, “ELOHÍYM has raised up witnesses to the truth in every nation and every age, that all might know the will of the Eternal and do it, and after that, enter into the kingdom, to be rulers and workers with the Eternal.
2. ELOHÍYM is Power, Love and Wisdom, and these three are One. ELOHÍYM is Truth, Goodness and Beauty, and these three are One.
3. ELOHÍYM is Justice, Knowledge and Purity, and these three are One. ELOHÍYM is Splendour, Compassion and Holiness, and these three are One.
4. And these four Trinities are One in the hidden Deity, the Perfect, the Infinite, the Only.
5. Likewise in every man who is perfected, there are three persons, that of the son, that of the spouse, and that of the father, and these three are one.
6. So in every woman who is Perfected are there three persons, that of the daughter, that of the bride, and that of the mother and these three are one; and the man and the woman are one, even as ELOHÍYM is One
7. Thus it is with ELOHÍYM the Father-Mother, in Whom is neither male nor female and in Whom is both, and each is threefold, and all are One in the hidden Unity.
8. Marvel not at this, for as it is above so it is below, and as it is below, so it is above, and that which is on earth is so, because it is so in Heaven.
9. Again, I say to you, I and My Bride are one, even as Mariám Magdalena, whom I have chosen and sanctified to Myself as a type, is one with Me; I and My Assembly are One. And the Assembly is the elect of humanity for the salvation of all.
10. The Assembly of the first born is the Maria [Mariám] of ELOHÍYM. Thus said the Eternal, She is My Mother and she has ever conceived Me and brought Me forth as Her Son in every age and clime. She is My Bride, ever one in Holy Union with Me her Spouse. She is My Daughter, for she has ever issued and proceeded from Me her Father, rejoicing in Me.
11. And these two Trinities are One in the Eternal and are strewn forth in each man and woman who are made perfect, ever being born of ELOHÍYM, and rejoicing in light, ever being lifted up and made one with ELOHÍYM, ever conceiving and bringing forth ELOHÍYM for the salvation of the many.
12. This is the Mystery of the Trinity in Humanity, and moreover in every individual child of man must be accomplished the mystery of ELOHÍYM, ever witnessing to the light, suffering for the truth, ascending into Heaven, and sending forth the Spirit of Truth. And this is the path of salvation, for the kingdom of ELOHÍYM is within.”
13. And one said to him, “Master, when shall the kingdom come?” And he answered and said, “When that which is without shall be as that which is within, and that which is within shall be as that which is without, and, the male with the female, neither male nor female, but the two in One. They who have ears to hear, let them hear.”
Entry Into Jerusalem
1. NOW on the first day of the week when they came near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, he sends forth two of his disciples, and said to them, “Go your way into the village over against you, and as soon as you be entered into it, ye shall find an donkey tied, whereon never man sat, loose him and bring him.
2. And if any say to you, ‘Why do ye this?’ say ye that ‘the Master has need of him’ and immediately they will send him here.”
3. And they went their way and found the ass tied without in a place where two ways met, and they loosed him. And certain of them that stood there said to them, “What are ye doing—loosing the colt?” And they said to them, even as Yahshúa had commanded. And they let them go.
4. And they brought the donkey to Yahshúa, and cast their garments upon him, and he sat upon the donkey. And many spread their garments in the way, and others cut down branches off the trees and strewed them in the way.
5. And they that went before, and they that followed cried, saying, “Hosanna! Blessed are you who comes in the name of YHWH! Blessed is the Kingdom of our ancestor Dawíd and blessed are you who comes in the name of the Highest! Hosanna in the highest!”
6. AND Yahshúa entered into Jerusalem and into the Miqdásh, and when he had looked round about upon all things, he spoke this parable to them, saying—
7. “When the Son of man shall come in his glory and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory. And before him shall be gathered all nations, and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
8. Then shall the King say to them on his right hand, ‘Come ye blessed of my Parent, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and ye gave me food, was thirsty and ye gave me drink. I was a stranger and ye took me in. Naked and ye clothed me. I was sick and ye visited me. I was in prison and ye came to me.’
9. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, ‘Master, when did we see you hungry and fed you? Or thirsty and gave you drink? when did we see you a stranger and took you in? or naked and clothed you? Or when saw we you sick, or in prison and came to you?’
10. And the King shall answer and say to them, ‘Behold, I manifest myself to you, in all created forms; and truly I say to you, Inasmuch as ye have done it to the least of these my brethren, ye have done it to me’.
11. Then shall he say also to them on his left hand, ‘Depart from me ye evil souls into the eternal fires which ye have prepared for yourselves, till ye are purified seven times and cleansed from your sins.
12. For I was hungry and ye gave me no food, I was thirsty and ye gave me no drink. I was a stranger and ye took me not in, naked and ye clothed me not, sick and in prison and ye visited me not’.
13. Then shall they also answer him, saying, ‘Master, when did we see you hungry, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or in prison, and did not minister to you?’
14. Then shall he answer them, saying, ‘Behold I manifest myself to you, in all created forms, and Truly I say to you, inasmuch as ye did it not to the least of these, my brethren, ye did it not to me’.
15. And the cruel and the loveless shall go away into chastisement for ages, and if they repent not, be utterly destroyed; but the righteous and the merciful, shall go into life and peace everlasting.”
The Householder And The Husbandmen; Order Out Of Disorder
1. AND Yahshúa said, “Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, who planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about and dug a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen and went into a far country.
2. And when the time of the ripe fruits drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen that they might receive the fruits of it. And the husbandmen took his servants and beat one, and stoned another, and killed another.
3. Again he sent other servants, more honourable than the first, and they did to them likewise. But last of all, he sent to them his son, saying, ‘They will reverence my son’.
4. But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, ‘This is the heir, come let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance’. And they caught him and cast him out of the vineyard and slew him.
5. When the master of the vineyard comes what will he do to those husbandmen? They said to him, ‘He will miserably destroy those wicked men and will let out his vineyard to other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons’.
6. Yahshúa said to them, ‘Did ye never read in the scriptures, The Stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the Pyramid? this is the Master’s doing and it is marvelous in our eyes?’
7. Therefore I say to you, The kingdom of Elohíym shall be taken from you and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. And whosoever shall fall on this Stone shall be broken, but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind them to powder.”
8. And when the Chief Priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spoke of them. But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for a prophet.
9. And afterwards, the disciples asked him the meaning of this parable, and he said to them, “The vineyard is the world, the husbandmen are your priests, and the messengers are the ministers of the good Toráh, and the Prophets.
10. When the fruits of their labor are demanded of the priests, none are given, but they evilly treat the messengers who teach the truth of ELOHÍYM, even as they have done from the beginning.
11. And when the Son of Man comes, even the Mashíakh of ELOHÍYM, they gather together against the Holy One, and slay him, and cast him out of the vineyard, for they have not wrought the things of the Spirit, but sought their own pleasure and gain, rejecting the sacred Toráh.
12. Had they accepted the Anointed One, who is the corner stone and the head, it would have been well with them, and the Building would have stood, even as the Miqdásh of ELOHÍYM inhabited by the Spirit.
13. But the day will come when the Toráh which they reject shall become the head stone, seen of all, and they who stumble on it shall be broken, but they who persist in disobedience shall he ground to pieces.
14. For to some of the angels ELOHÍYM gave dominion over the course of this world, charging them to rule in wisdom, in justice, and in love. But they have neglected the commands of the Most-High and rebelled against the good order of ELOHÍYM. Thus, cruelty and suffering and sorrow have entered the world, till the time the Master returns, and takes possession of all things, and calls his servants to account.”
15. AND he spoke another parable, saying: “A certain man had two sons, and he came to the first and said, ‘Son, go work today in my vineyard’ and he answered and said, ‘I will not’ but afterwards he repented and went. And he came to the second and said likewise, and he answered and said, ‘I go, sir’ and went not’. Which of those two did the will of his father?
16. They said to him, ‘The first’. And Yahshúa said to them, ‘Truly I say to you, that the publicans and harlots go into the kingdom of ELOHÍYM before you. For Yoḥanan came to you in the way of righteousness and ye believed him not, but the tax collectors and the harlots believed him, and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterwards, that ye might believe him’.”
17. AND the Master gathered together all his disciples in a certain place. And he said to them, “Can ye make perfection to appear out of that which is imperfect? Can ye bring order out of disorder?” And they said, “Master, we cannot.”
18. And he placed them according to the number of each in a four-square order, each side lacking one of twelve (and this he did, knowing who should betray him, who should be counted one of them by man, but was not of them).
19. The first in the seventh rank from above in the middle, and the last in the seventh from below, and him that was neither first nor last did he make the Center of all, and the rest according to a Divine order did he place them, each finding his own place, so those which were above, were even as those which were below, and the left side was equal to the right side, and the right side to the left, according to the sum of their numbers.
20. And he said, “See you how ye stand? I say to you, in like manner is the order of the kingdom, and the One who rules all is in your midst, and he is the center, and with him are the hundred and twenty, the elect of Yisraél, and after them comes the hundred and forty and four thousand, and the elect of the Nations, who are their brethren.
The Mashíakh Within; The Resurrection and the Life
1. As Yahshúa sat by the west of the Miqdásh with his disciples, behold there passed some carrying one that was dead to burial, and a certain one said to him, “Master, if a man die, shall he live again?”
2. And he answered and said, “I am the resurrection and the life, I am the Good, the Beautiful, the True, if a man believe in me, he shall not die, but live eternally. As in Adam all die, so in the Mashíakh shall all be made alive. Blessed are the dead who die in me, and are made perfect in my image and likeness, for they rest from their labors and their works do follow them. They have overcome evil and are made Pillars in the Miqdásh of my ELOHÍYM, and they go out no more, for they rest in the Eternal.
3. For them that have done evil there is no rest, but they go out and in, and suffer correction for ages, till they are made perfect. But for them that have done good and attained to perfection, there is endless rest and they go into life everlasting. They rest in the Eternal.
4. Over them the repeated death and birth have no power, for them the wheel of the Eternal revolves no more, for they have attained to the Center, where is eternal rest, and the center of all things is ELOHÍYM.”
5. AND one of the disciples asked him, “How shall a man enter into the Kingdom?” And he answered and said, “If ye make not the below as the above, and the left as the right, and the behind as the before, entering into the Center and passing into the Spirit, ye shall not enter into the Kingdom of ELOHÍYM.”
6. And he also said, “Ye, do not believe that any man is wholly without error for even among the prophets and those who have been initiated into the Anointing, the word of error has been found. But there are a multitude of errors which are covered by love.”
7. AND now when the evening had come, he went out to Bethany with the twelve. For there, abode Lazarus and Mariám and Martha whom he loved.
8. And Salome came to him, and asked him, saying, “Master, how long shall death hold sway?” And he answered, “So long as ye men inflict burdens and ye woman bring forth, and for this purpose I am come, to end the works of the heedless.”
9.And Salome said to him, “Then I have done well in not bringing forth.” And the Master answered and said, “Eat of every pasture which is good but of that which has the bitterness of death, do not eat.”
10. And when Salome asked when those things of which she enquired should be known, the Master said, “When ye shall tread upon the vesture of shame and rise above desire; when the two shall be one, and the male with the female shall be neither male nor female.”
11. And again, to another disciple who asked, “When shall all obey the Toráh?” Yahshúa said, “When the Spirit of ELOHÍYM shall fill the whole earth and every heart of man and of woman.”
12. I cast the Toráh into the earth, and it took root and bore, in due time, twelve fruits for the nourishment of all. I cast the Toráh into the water, and it was cleansed from all defilements of evil. I cast the Toráh into the fire, and the gold was purged from all dross. I cast the Toráh into the air, and it was made alive by the Spirit of the Living One that fills all things and dwells in every heart.”
13. And many other like sayings he spoke to them who had ears to hear, and an understanding mind. But to the multitude they were dark sayings.
Yahshúa Rebukes Kepha For His Haste
1. NOW on the morrow as they were coming from Bethany, Kepha was hungry, and perceiving a fig tree afar off having leaves thereon, he came, if perhaps he might find fruit thereon, and when he came he found nothing but leaves, for the time of figs was not yet.
2. And Kepha was angry, and said to it, “Accursed tree, no man eat fruit of you hereafter forever.” And some of the disciples heard of it.
3. And the next day as Yahshúa and his disciples passed by, Kepha said to Yahshúa, “Master, behold, the fig tree which I cursed is green and flourishing, why did my word not prevail?”
4. Yahshúa said to Kepha, “You know not what spirit you are of. Why did you curse that which ELOHÍYM has not cursed?” And Kepha said, “Behold Master, I was hungry, and finding leaves and no fruit, I was angry, and I cursed the tree.”
5. And Yahshúa said, “Son of Yona, do you not know that the time of figs was not yet? Behold, the corn which is in the field which grows according to its nature first the green shoot, then the stalk, then the ear—would you be angry if you came at the time of the tender shoot or the stalk, and did not find the corn in the ear? And would you curse the tree which, full of buds and blossoms, had not yet ripe fruit?
6. Truly, Kepha, I say to you, one of my twelve will deny me thrice in his fear and anger with curses and swear that he knows me not, and the rest will forsake me for a season.
7. But ye shall repent and grieve bitterly, because in your heart ye love me, and ye [plural] shall be as an altar of twelve hewn stones, and a witness to my name, and ye shall be as the Servants of servants, and the keys of the Assembly will I give to you, and ye shall feed my sheep and my lambs and ye shall be my vice-gerent upon earth.
8. But there shall arise men amongst them that succeed you, some of whom shall indeed love me even as you, who being hotheaded and unwise, and void of patience, shall curse those whom ELOHÍYM has not cursed, and persecute them in their ignorance, because they cannot yet find in them the fruits they seek.
9. And others being lovers of themselves shall make alliance with the kings and rulers of the world, and seek earthly power, and riches, and domination, and put to death by fire and sword those who seek the truth, and therefore are truly my disciples.
10. And in their days, I, Yahshúa, shall be crucified afresh and put to open shame, for they will profess to do these things in my name.” And Kepha said, “Be it far from you, Master!”
11. And Yahshúa answered, “As I shall be nailed to the cross, so also shall my Assembly in those days, for she is my Bride and one with me. But the day shall come when this darkness shall pass-away, and true Light shall shine.
12. And one shall sit on my throne, who shall be a Man of Truth and Goodness and Power, and he shall be filled with love and wisdom beyond all others, and shall rule my Assembly by a fourfold twelve and by two and seventy as of old, and that only which is true shall he teach.
13. And my Assembly shall be filled with Light, and give Light to all nations of the earth, and there shall be one Bishop sitting on his throne as a King and a Priest. 14. And my Spirit shall be upon him and his throne shall endure and not be shaken, for it shall be founded on love and truth and equity, and light shall come to it, and go forth from it, to all the nations of the earth, and the Truth shall make them free.”
THE END OF SECTION 7
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