Oyez, Oyez, Oyez Daughters!
In part one of this post, I describe a dream in which I heard the words “You must be healed sexually.” Immediately following those words appeared the face of well-known, female Rhythm & Blues singer, Avery Sunshine. I thought this was a rather odd dream. However, through prayer, I endeavored to know what was being revealed. In part two,, I covered insights into the second half of the pseudonym Avery Sunshine. In part three, I juxtapose King David’s and Bathsheba’s story with my own as the "bitter tool" used to bring about repentance. Initially, I thought this would only be a two-part post. However, I have continued to hear additional insights into the words of this dream. Daughters, here’s what I received to share with you.
“Jesus entered the Temple and began to drive out all the people buying and selling animals for sacrifice. He knocked over the tables of the money changers and the chairs of those selling doves. He said to them, “The Scriptures declare, ‘My Temple will be called a house of prayer,’ but you have turned it into a den of thieves!”
Matthew 21:12-13 New Living Translation
I envision how it angered Yeshua [Jesus] to enter a Temple and see things happening in this sacred place that was never intended. This morning I heard the connection between the words “You must be healed sexually” and this aforementioned scene in the Book of Matthew. Strongs Concordance notes the Hebrew word for moneychangers is kollubistēs which means coin dealer; banker. It is associated with the word kollourion which is a composition of materials used to remedy tender eyes likened to a salve for the eyes. It is akin to the word kollaō which means to join, cement or fasten together. Why would God give me the words “You must be healed sexually” and then lead me to the scene where Yeshua turns over the tables of the moneychangers? What does being healed sexually have to do with coin dealers and foreign currency? And what is the connection to tender eyes? What causes eyes to be tender? And how is this connected to something being joined or fastened together?
The Eye Institute notes eye pain can be a symptom of various types of conditions. WebMD notes “eye discomfort can result from problems in or near parts of the eye such as the Cornea which is the clear window in the front of the eye that focuses light, the Sclera which is the whites of the eyes, the Conjunctiva which is the ultra-thin covering of your sclera and the inside of your eyelid, the Iris which is the colored part of your eye, with the pupil in the middle, the Orbit which is a bony cave (eye socket) in your skull where the eye and its muscles are located, the Extraocular muscles which rotate your eye, the Nerves which carry visual information from your eyes to your brain, and eyelids which are the outside coverings that protect and spread moisture over your eyes.” Common eye problems are inflammation and infection of various parts of the eye; bacterial and viral infections, allergies, swollen blood vessels, abrasions or scratches in the eye incurred while rubbing, dirt or irritants getting into the eye, a bump on the edge of the eyelid, fluid build-up, pressure on optical nerves, inflammation of nerves leading to the brain, pressure in the sinuses, trauma to the eye from some object, and problems with the immune system. The immune system is the defense system that protects against disease. Eyes can serve as the first line of disease detection revealing a variety of pathogens. Someone experiencing eye pain can experience decreased visibility, a feeling that something is in the eye, whether real or imagined, pain or aching in the head, sensitivity to light, nausea or vomiting, discolored eyes, tearing, and the eyes being crusted shut from a discharge. To diagnose eye pain, a doctor can use several types of examinations. A doctor can use an exam called a “Slit-lamp exam which uses bright light to look at all the structures of the eye,” or the doctor can use “Dilating Drops to expand the pupil to let the doctor see deep into the eye,” and lastly the doctor can use a “Tonometer which is a tool that measures eye pressure, and is used to diagnose glaucoma,” which is a condition of increased pressure within the eyeball, causing gradual loss of sight. As the causes of eye pain can vary, so do treatments. Some eye pain can be cured with antihistamines. New Oxford American Dictionary defines Antihistamines as “a drug or other compound that inhibits the physiological effects of histamine, used especially in the treatment of allergies. “Histamine is a compound which is released by cells in, response to injury and in allergic and inflammatory reactions, causing contraction of smooth muscle and dilation of capillaries.” On the other hand some eye pain is healed with antibacterial or antiviral eye drops, antibiotics which is “a medicine that inhibits the growth of or destroys microorganisms,” or steroids, which is “any of a large class of organic compounds with a characteristic molecular structure that include many hormones, alkaloids, and vitamins.” Lastly, some pain heals with a warm compress, some pain heals on its own over time, and some pain only heals with surgery.
Let’s see what is outlined in scripture about different types of eye conditions and their remedies.
“So if your eye—even your good eye—causes you to lust, 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.”
Matthew 5:29, Matthew 18:9, Mark 9:47, New Living Translation
“My eyes are red with weeping; dark shadows circle my eyes.
My eyes are swollen with weeping, and I am but a shadow of my former self.”
Job 16:16, 17:7 New Living Translation
“However, if you do not listen to me or obey all these commands, and if you break my covenant by rejecting my decrees, treating my regulations with contempt, and refusing to obey my commands, I will punish you. I will bring sudden terrors upon you—wasting diseases and burning fevers that will cause your eyes to fail and your life to ebb away. You will plant your crops in vain because your enemies will eat them.”
Leviticus 26:14-16 New Living Translation
“Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye.”
Matthew 7:5 New Living Translation
“And Samson went down to Timnah, and saw a woman in Timnah of the daughters of the Philistines. And he came up, and told his father and his mother, and said, I have seen a woman in Timnah of the daughters of the Philistines: now therefore get her for me to wife. Then his father and his mother said unto him, Is there never a woman among the daughters of thy brethren, or among all my people, that thou goest to take a wife of the uncircumcised Philistines? And Samson said unto his father, Get her for me; for she pleaseth me well [caught my eye]. But his father and his mother knew not that it was of the Lord , that he sought an occasion against the Philistines: for at that time the Philistines had dominion over Israel.”
Judges 14:1-4 King James Version
“So from that time on Saul kept a jealous eye on David.”
1 Samuel 18:9 New Living Translation
“Haughty eyes, a proud heart, and evil actions are all sin.”
Proverbs 21:4 New Living Translation
“Signaling their deceit with a wink of the eye, a nudge of the foot, or the wiggle of fingers.”
Proverbs 6:13 New Living Translation
“Whoever gives to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to poverty will be cursed.”
Proverbs 28: 27
“But you! You have eyes only for greed and dishonesty! You murder the innocent, oppress the poor, and reign ruthlessly.”
Jeremiah 22:17 New Living Translation
“When he returned to them again, he found them sleeping, for they couldn’t keep their eyes open.”
Matthew 26:43, Mark 14:40 New Living Translation
“Their little children will be dashed to death before their eyes. Their homes will be sacked, and their wives will be raped.”
Isaiah 13:16 New Living Translation
“You must never twist justice or show partiality. Never accept a bribe, for bribes blind the eyes of the wise and corrupt the decisions of the godly.”
Deuteronomy 16:19 New LivingTranslation
“But if you fail to drive out the people who live in the land, those who remain will be like splinters in your eyes and thorns in your sides. They will harass you in the land where you live.”
Number 33:55 New Living Translation
“The eye that mocks a father and despises a mother’s instructions will be plucked out by ravens of the valley and eaten by vultures.”
Proverbs 30:17 New Living Translation
“Then he spit on the ground, made mud with the saliva, and spread the mud over the blind man’s eyes.”
John 9:6 New Living Translation
“Then Jesus placed his hands on the man’s eyes again, and his eyes were opened. His sight was completely restored, and he could see everything clearly.”
Mark 8:25 New Living Translation
“But blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear.”
Matthew 13:16 New Living Translation
“Your eye is like a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is filled with light.”
Matthew 6:22 New Living Translation
“Is he deaf—the one who made your ears? Is he blind—the one who formed your eyes?”
Psalm 94:9 New Living Translation
“The eye can never say to the hand, “I don’t need you.” The head can’t say to the feet, “I don’t need you.”
1 Corinthians 12:21 New Living Translation
Much of Yeshua’s mission involved healing sick people. Consequently, in this verse below, Yeshua specifically makes a reference to demons identifying him and Yeshua silencing their ability to speak.
“And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils;
[So Jesus healed many people who were sick with various diseases, and he cast out many demons]
and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him.
[But because the demons knew who he was, he did not allow them to speak].”
Mark 1:34 King James Version/New Living Translation
This seemed like an odd use of the term devils. Why would there be a reference to devils in the midst of a discourse on Yeshua’s healing work? This caused me to dig a little deeper into the concept of devils. The King James version uses the term devil. While the New Living Translation uses the term demons. The King James Bible Dictionary and Strongs Concordance note the Greek word for devils is daimonion, which is a daemonic being; a deity, divine power, spirit, or being inferior to God, but superior to men. It is also noted as an evil spirit of the messenger and ministers of the evil spirit. It is a gender neutral term derived from the Greek word Daimōn from the word daiō, meaning, to distribute fortunes. Strongs defines Daimōn as a demon or supernatural spirit of a bad nature. As I delved into the various ways in which this term has been used, Strongs Concordance notes two additional Greek words. The Greek words daimonizomai, and diabolos mean to be vexed or under the power of a demon or a traducer, or false accuser, respectively. Diabolos is derived from the preposition dia which means through something and ballō which means to throw in a violent or intense way or cast out. Webster’s Dictionary defines the word demon as “a spirit or immaterial being, holding a middle place between men and the celestial deities of the Pagans. The ancients believed that there were good and evil demons, which had influence over the minds of men, and that these beings carried on an intercourse between men and gods, conveying the addresses of men to the gods, and divine benefits to men. Hence demons became the objects of worship. It was supposed also that human spirits, after their departure from the body, became demons, and that the souls of virtuous men, if highly purified, were exalted from demons into gods. The demons of the New Testament were supposed to be spiritual beings which vexed and tormented men. And in general, the word, in modern use, signifies an evil spirit or genius, which influences the conduct or directs the fortunes of mankind.” Therefore, we can surmise this “spirit” operates in or through a person, place or thing. The root word daimōn means to distribute fortunes. Isn’t this what the moneychangers were doing when Yeshua entered the Temple, distributing fortunes? Webster’s defines the word distribute to mean giving or dividing among two or more; to deal; to separate into classes, orders, kinds, or species. Fortune derives from the Latin word Fortuna, which is the name of a goddess personifying luck or chance. New Oxford American Dictionary defines fortune as “chance or luck as an external arbitrary force affecting human affairs; the success or failure of a person or enterprise over a period of time or in the course of a particular activity; or a large amount of money or assets.” So, were moneychangers converting foreign coins so sick and hurting people could buy birds from the dove retailers so they could present a poor sacrifice on the altar for the chance to have their diseases healed and sins forgiven?
“And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils;
[So Jesus healed many people who were sick with various diseases, and he cast out many demons]
and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him.
[But because the demons knew who he was, he did not allow them to speak].”
Mark 1:34 King James Version/New Living Translation
Yeshua was aware of the root cause of people's sickness and disease and was aware guilt and shame were among the primary reasons people went to the Temple. People believed this system of exchange was going to earn them forgiveness and healing for their sins. An entire economic system had been developed around disease and sin. People weren’t even taking the time to raise their own sacrificial animals, they simply purchased animals to sacrifice. Animals were a source of food, labor, and capital and would have therefore been a sacrifice for an owner to relinquish. However, for poor people, doves were permitted as an acceptable sacrifice. The original instruction required an unblemished young lamb. It appeared people made a decision to simply spend money on the sacrifice with the least amount of impact. Technically speaking, sacrifice means you are giving up something of value that took time to prepare in exchange for honoring God. So, when Yeshua entered the Temple and saw the people’s flawed understanding of sacrifice and Temple worship, he cleaned house. Let's take a look at the nature of the Temple system.
“The Lord called to Moses from the Tabernacle and said to him, “Give the following instructions to the people of Israel. When you present an animal as an offering to the Lord , you may take it from your herd of cattle or your flock of sheep and goats. “If the animal you present as a burnt offering is from the herd, it must be a male with no defects. Bring it to the entrance of the Tabernacle so you may be accepted by the Lord. Lay your hand on the animal’s head, and the Lord will accept its death in your place to purify you, making you right with him. Then slaughter the young bull in the Lord ’s presence, and Aaron’s sons, the priests, will present the animal’s blood by splattering it against all sides of the altar that stands at the entrance to the Tabernacle. Then skin the animal and cut it into pieces. They will arrange the pieces of the offering, including the head and fat, on the wood burning on the altar. The sons of Aaron the priest will build a wood fire on the altar. But the internal organs and the legs must first be washed with water. Then the priest will burn the entire sacrifice on the altar as a burnt offering. It is a special gift, a pleasing aroma to the Lord . “If the animal you present as a burnt offering is from the flock, it may be either a sheep or a goat, but it must be a male with no defects. Slaughter the animal on the north side of the altar in the Lord ’s presence, and Aaron’s sons, the priests, will splatter its blood against all sides of the altar. Then cut the animal in pieces, and the priests will arrange the pieces of the offering, including the head and fat, on the wood burning on the altar. But the internal organs and the legs must first be washed with water. Then the priest will burn the entire sacrifice on the altar as a burnt offering. It is a special gift, a pleasing aroma to the Lord . “If you present a bird as a burnt offering to the Lord, choose either a turtledove or a young pigeon. The priest will take the bird to the altar, wring off its head, and burn it on the altar. But first he must drain its blood against the side of the altar. The priest must also remove the crop and the feathers and throw them in the ashes on the east side of the altar. Then, grasping the bird by its wings, the priest will tear the bird open, but without tearing it apart. Then he will burn it as a burnt offering on the wood burning on the altar. It is a special gift, a pleasing aroma to the Lord.”
Leviticus 1:1-17 New Living Translation
Now Let’s take a look at the types of illnesses that required ongoing Temple sacrifice.
“Give the following instructions to the people of Israel. “Any man who has a bodily discharge is ceremonially unclean. This defilement is caused by his discharge, whether the discharge continues or stops. In either case the man is unclean. Any bed on which the man with the discharge lies and anything on which he sits will be ceremonially unclean. So if you touch the man’s bed, you must wash your clothes and bathe yourself in water, and you will remain unclean until evening. If you sit where the man with the discharge has sat, you must wash your clothes and bathe yourself in water, and you will remain unclean until evening. If you touch the man with the discharge, you must wash your clothes and bathe yourself in water, and you will remain unclean until evening. If the man spits on you, you must wash your clothes and bathe yourself in water, and you will remain unclean until evening. Any saddle blanket on which the man rides will be ceremonially unclean. If you touch anything that was under the man, you will be unclean until evening. You must wash your clothes and bathe yourself in water, and you will remain unclean until evening. If the man touches you without first rinsing his hands, you must wash your clothes and bathe yourself in water, and you will remain unclean until evening. Any clay pot the man touches must be broken, and any wooden utensil he touches must be rinsed with water. “When the man with the discharge is healed, he must count off seven days for the period of purification. Then he must wash his clothes and bathe himself in fresh water, and he will be ceremonially clean. On the eighth day he must get two turtledoves or two young pigeons and come before the Lord at the entrance of the Tabernacle and give his offerings to the priest. The priest will offer one bird for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering. Through this process, the priest will purify the man before the Lord for his discharge. “Whenever a man has an emission of semen, he must bathe his entire body in water, and he will remain ceremonially unclean until the next evening. Any clothing or leather with semen on it must be washed in water, and it will remain unclean until evening. After a man and a woman have sexual intercourse, they must each bathe in water, and they will remain unclean until the next evening. “Whenever a woman has her menstrual period, she will be ceremonially unclean for seven days. Anyone who touches her during that time will be unclean until evening. Anything on which the woman lies or sits during the time of her period will be unclean. If any of you touch her bed, you must wash your clothes and bathe yourself in water, and you will remain unclean until evening. If you touch any object she has sat on, you must wash your clothes and bathe yourself in water, and you will remain unclean until evening. This includes her bed or any other object she has sat on; you will be unclean until evening if you touch it. If a man has sexual intercourse with her and her blood touches him, her menstrual impurity will be transmitted to him. He will remain unclean for seven days, and any bed on which he lies will be unclean. “This is how you will guard the people of Israel from ceremonial uncleanness. Otherwise they would die, for their impurity would defile my Tabernacle that stands among them. These are the instructions for dealing with anyone who has a bodily discharge—a man who is unclean because of an emission of semen or a woman during her menstrual period. It applies to any man or woman who has a bodily discharge, and to a man who has sexual intercourse with a woman who is ceremonially unclean.”
Leviticus 15:2-24,31-33 New Living Translation
As you can see, the established system became perverted when people starting using the Temple for trade. Yeshua's arrival turned the religious and economic system upside down, literally and figuratively. For example, Yeshua put a mixture of spit and mud on a man’s eyes as a way of healing him and asked the man to go show himself to the priests. According to the above-referenced text, priests would have declared both Yeshua and the man he healed unclean or defiled. Yeshua admonished the teachers of religious law about their religious purity rituals and told them they were severely missing the mark in their understanding. He essentially told them they were so focused on outward symbols of worship and sacrifice that they were far from the truth. Yeshua told them the system of worship and sacrifice they created, in fact, did not please God. So what does all of this ultimately, have to do with the words, “You must be healed sexually?”
“When the time of purification is completed for either a son or a daughter, the woman must bring a one-year-old lamb for a burnt offering and a young pigeon or turtledove for a purification offering. She must bring her offerings to the priest at the entrance of the Tabernacle. “If a woman cannot afford to bring a lamb, she must bring two turtledoves or two young pigeons. One will be for the burnt offering and the other for the purification offering. The priest will sacrifice them to purify her, and she will be ceremonially clean.” The priest will then present them to the Lord to purify her. Then she will be ceremonially clean again after her bleeding at childbirth. These are the instructions for a woman after the birth of a son or a daughter.”
Leviticus 12:6-8 New Living Translation
“[The daughter] must bring her offering to the priest at the entrance of the Tabernacle.”
The daughter was to bring both a young lamb for a burnt offering and a dove as a purification offering. What was a burnt offering? Strongs notes the Hebrew word for lamb is kebes which derives from a root word that means to dominate. It is defined as a ram just old enough to butt, as in butt heads. Lambs symbolized meekness and innocence. Smith’s Bible Dictionary notes a burnt offering is “the offering which was wholly consumed by fire on the altar, and the whole of which, except the refuse ashes "ascended" in the smoke to God. The meaning of the whole burnt offering was that which [was] the original idea of all sacrifice, the offering by the sacrificer of himself [or herself], soul and body, to God; the submission of his [or her] will to the will of the Lord.
Strongs Concordance notes the Hebrew word for priest is kôhên which means acting as a priest or layman or one who offers sacrifices. The verb kâhan means to officiate as a priest, or figuratively, to put on regalia. The Greek word for priest is hiereus and is derived from the word hieros which means sacred or holy.
The term dove and pigeon were used interchangeably. Pigeons and doves comprise the Columbidae family and include over three hundred species. Strongs notes the Hebrew word for dove is yônâh. It means the warmth of mating. It derives from the word yayin which means effervesce; vivacious, be hot, or fermented wine as implied in intoxication. The Greek word for dove is peristera which means pigeon. Doves or pigeons are migratory birds, meaning they are birds that move from one place to another each season. According to Wikipedia.org, “these birds are common and eat seeds, fruit, and plants." Pigeon is a French word that derives from the Latin word pipio, meaning peeping chick, while the word dove is a Germanic word that refers to the bird's diving flight. "Doves and pigeons build relatively flimsy nests, often using sticks and other debris, which may be placed on trees, ledges, or the ground, depending on species. They lay one or two eggs at a time, and both parents care for the young, which leave the nest after 7–28 days. Unlike most birds, both sexes of doves and pigeons produce "crop milk" to feed to their young. Crop milk is a “secretion of the parent birds that is regurgitated to the young birds.”
The Tabernacle and doves are fundamental building blocks helping to bring clarity to the words, “You must be healed sexually.” Ôhel is the Hebrew word for Tabernacle. It derives from the word âhal which means to be clear; to shine. Strongs Concordance defines the term as “a tent clearly conspicuous from a distance.” Browns Driver Biggs also defines Tabernacle as a dwelling, home, habitation, nomad’s tent, or sacred tent of Jehovah. Smith’s Bible Dictionary notes the Tabernacle is also called “the sanctuary, the tabernacle of the congregation,” and the tent of meeting. Building the Tabernacle was the first instruction given to Moses following the public announcement of the Ten Commandments. The instructions given to Moses included detailed plans for erecting the Tabernacle along with a list of items the Hebrew people were to freely offer as building materials. Below is an overview of components of the Tabernacle.
“The Tabernacle; the Ark of the Covenant; the Ark’s cover—the place of atonement; all the furnishings of the Tabernacle; the table [of shewbread] and its utensils; the pure gold lampstand with all its accessories; the incense altar; the altar of burnt offering with all its utensils; the washbasin with its stand; the beautifully stitched garments—the sacred garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments for his sons to wear as they minister as priests; the anointing oil; the fragrant incense for the Holy Place. The craftsmen must make everything as I have commanded you.”
Exodus 31:7-11 New Living Translation
[Depiction of The Tabernacle]. The full story of the building of the Tabernacle can be found in the Book of Exodus chapters 25-40.
“Have the people of Israel build me a holy sanctuary so I can live among them. You must build this Tabernacle and its furnishings exactly according to the pattern I will show you.”
Exodus 25:8-9 New Living Translation
As you can see in the image, at the entrance of the Tabernacle are curtains and a basin.
“He hung the curtain at the entrance of the Tabernacle, Next Moses placed the washbasin between the Tabernacle and the altar. He filled it with water so the priests could wash themselves. Moses and Aaron and Aaron’s sons used water from it to wash their hands and feet. Whenever they approached the altar and entered the Tabernacle, they washed themselves, just as the Lord had commanded Moses. Then he hung the curtains forming the courtyard around the Tabernacle and the altar. And he set up the curtain at the entrance of the courtyard. So at last Moses finished the work.”
Exodus 40:28,30-33 New Living Translation
So, what does Yeshua turning over tables and chairs of moneychangers and doves retailers in the Temple, a woman bringing an offering to the entrance of the Tabernacle, David and Bathsheba’s baby, Queen Esther and King Ahasuerus, Ruth, Orpah, Boaz, Naomi, Levi, Jacob, Leah, Rachel, Laban, Adam, Eve, a serpent, The Color Purple and Harlem Nights, and singer Avery Sunshine have to do with the words, “You must be healed sexually?”
“[The daughter] must bring her offering to the priest at the entrance of the Tabernacle.”
Leviticus 12:6b New Living Translation
Everything! The doves represent a poor daughter mating; poor meaning deficient, and lacking. The moneychangers represent go-betweens, promise dealers, and men willing to trade. The daughter attempted to convert foreign men into an offer to God. Foreign currency is men who are unbelievers. She exchanged her body and brought these poor mates before the altar of God for approval. She believed mating would be a pleasing offer for her sins. However, both she and the offering were lacking. Her temple and the offering became perverted from God’s original design. This was a pattern she repeated from her parents. She fed on the seeds, fruit, and plants her parents cultivated. Her parents produced an unclean discharge that revealed itself in the daughter. This is where David and Bathsheba’s story enters. David states in Psalm chapter 51 verses 5 and 6, “For I was born a sinner— yes, from the moment my mother conceived me. But you desire honesty from the womb, teaching me wisdom even there.” Through a bitter experience with a serpent, the daughter discovered the truth of her origins. She discovered she was conceived by a father and mother who violated God's original commands. This was the seed of the man and the womb of the woman that developed and bore her. Queen Esther, King Ahasuerus, Ruth, Orpah, Naomi, Levi, Jacob, Leah, Rachel, Laban, Adam, Eve, a serpent, The Color Purple, Harlem Nights, and Avery Sunshine were tangible tools designed to help the daughter understand her journey. They were ultimately tools to help the daughter reach her destiny - freedom.
“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”
John 8:32,36 King James Version
The Tabernacle is an allusion or metaphor for the daughter’s dwelling place or temple - her body. The daughter’s dominant position before a Holy God is to be one of meekness and innocence, and from this position, a daughter is to offer to God wholeness in her mind, body, spirit, and soul. She is her own priest. Therefore it is not required she go and see a priest. She does not conduct commerce in the holy place of her body. She does not buy or sell herself to obtain favor or love from God and men. She does not conduct transactions within her body to find a mate. She does not allow corrupt people acting like priests to offer sacrifices on her behalf. Nor does she follow corrupt priests telling her mating will forgive her sins.
The Tabernacle is God’s dwelling place, and an entrance signifies access to something. Access to the Tabernacle was denied as long as people upheld the old system. Yeshua granted daughters access. The daughter brings her whole being; her sexuality, and her life to the place where God dwells. All of this takes place inside her. Upon entering The Tabernacle, the first item the daughter sees is a wash basin. The daughter must wash her whole being; heart, mind, and body before fully entering God's dwelling place. Everything unclean that she has touched and everything unclean that has touched her must be purged. She must wash everything that has defiled her. She must also wash off the dust, grime, and residue of every place she knowingly and unknowingly walked into sin. In ancient times, Temple priests were likened to butchers. The Temple is where people came to buy, cook, and eat meat. Pagan culture infected every part of society, as Pagan religions also offered food to their gods seeking favor. The Book of Leviticus provides more insight into animal sacrifices, clean and unclean qualifications, and priestly duties. Summarily, spending one’s life in a “slaughterhouse” is not God’s idea of worship. He designed His house to be a “house of prayer.” However, the priests turned The Creator’s house into a “den of thieves.” These “priests” of animal sacrifices were stealing things from sick and hurting people in the name of religion. However, Yeshua came to set captives free.
Lastly, I would be remiss if I didn’t address a few remaining aspects of the Temple being overturned. The priests were ordained, meaning they were given authority to accept sacrifices from people in the Temple. People who have titles and seem official have a way of blocking access to truth. These priests provided access to the moneychangers and the dove retailers to set-up tables and chairs in the first place. Priests providing tables and chairs implies making these traders comfortable. I can deduce Yeshua was fully aware of this system rooted in priests providing declarations, approvals, and disapprovals of cleanness. I believe this gave the priests a mystique of superiority. However, I believe Yeshua removed a system that placed all the power in the hands of other individuals.
“I am writing these things to warn you about those who want to lead you astray. But you have received the Holy Spirit, and he lives within you, so you don’t need anyone to teach you what is true. For the Spirit teaches you everything you need to know, and what he teaches is true—it is not a lie. So just as he has taught you, remain in fellowship with Christ.”
1 John 2:26-27 New Living Translation
“And the world will be as it was in the days of Lot. People went about their daily business—eating and drinking, buying and selling, farming and building— until the morning Lot left Sodom. Then fire and burning sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all. Yes, it will be ‘business as usual’ right up to the day when the Son of Man is revealed.”
Luke 17:28-30 New Living Translation
“For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.”
Romans 14:17 New Living Translation
Yeshua made it clear that the economic system was flawed and that people would only have the ability to see the truth once the system was disrupted. A preoccupation with obtaining food was blocking the way to have true peace, true healing, and abundant life. How does one acquire or gain access to food? He or she either makes the food, grows it, or buys it from someone else. Either way, the economic system required some form of currency of exchange to obtain food. Some people exchanged sex, children, power, influence, etc. to obtain access to food. But Yeshua warned us that we were not to focus solely on the pursuit of food. Allowing one's temple to be perverted and used for commerce is an animalistic ritual. Animals are the only creatures designed with an insatiable appetite focused on finding food and procreating.
“During that time the devil came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become loaves of bread.” But Jesus told him, “No! The Scriptures say, ‘People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
Matthew 4:3-4 New Living Translation
“Run from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body.”
1 Corinthians 6:18 New Living Translation
In conclusion, Yeshua revealed healing begins with desire; a sincere desire to see oneself clearly. Healing is rooted in honesty. Honesty leads to wholeness, and wholeness is healing. No temple priest had the power to make people whole. However, Yeshua sent out the twelve disciples (i.e., the instructed, the learners, the hearers, the informed, the practiced) to help people begin their healing process.
“And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.”
Matthew 10:1 King James Version
The number twelve represents the number required for a government - The Creator’s government. New Oxford American Dictionary defines government as to rule or to steer. Strongs notes the Hebrew word for twelve is shᵉnayim. It means two, or two-fold. It is an ordinal number meaning relating to the order in a series. It derives from the word shênîy and it’s root word shânâh which means to duplicate, to repeat, or do again. Here’s where The Creator blew my mind!!! The Greek word for twelve is dōdeka which means two and ten and is derived from the Greek words duo and deka. Two and ten reveal to us that the number two is the number that represents agreement, and the number ten represents the law, statutes or commands. The Hebrew word for ten is ʻeser. It means “an accumulation to the extent of the digits.” It derives from the Hebrew word ʻâsar which means to give or take a tenth or tithe. Its root word ʻâshar means “to accumulate; to grow or causatively make oneself rich or to be rich.” Giving or taking a tenth or tithe means freely transferring possession, devoting, administering, sacrificing for a purpose The Creator’s commands or accepting, laying hold of, reaching for, or receiving The Creator’s commands.
“Heal the sick, raise the dead, cure those with leprosy, and cast out demons. Give as freely as you have received!”
Matthew 10:8 New Living Translation
Therefore, two people; male and female rule, dominate, and accumulate by following The Creator’s commands. Therefore, Yeshua “sent out [male and female learners who have been instructed in The Creator’s statutes] with the ability to heal all manner of sickness and disease.” There were twelve tribes or families rescued from the Egyptian Pharoah’s system of slavery. These families or government were delivered from Pharoah’s system so they could be deprogrammed and retrained under The Creator’s government system. Strong’s notes the Hebrew word for tribe is maṭṭeh. It means a branch as an extension; also a chastening rod, a ruling scepter, “throwing a lance or a walking staff; or figuratively support for life.” Its root word comes from the word nâṭâh meaning “to stretch or spread out; or to bend away, including moral deflection.” Man and woman extend and stretch themselves to keep The Creator’s commands. These are the sacrifices that please The Creator - keeping his commands.
“And he called his twelve disciples together and began sending them out two by two, giving them authority to cast out evil spirits.”
Mark 6:7 New Living Translation
“And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.”
Matthew 4:23 New Living Translation
“And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach, And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils.”
Mark 3:14-15 King James Version
Yeshua empowered people to see themselves as priests of their own temple or body with full authority to heal themselves by moving forward with a genuine desire to be healed. Yeshua’s words were true then, and they are equally true today.
“As he entered a village there, ten men with leprosy stood at a distance, crying out, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” He looked at them and said, “Go show yourselves to the priests. And as they went, they were cleansed of their leprosy. And Jesus said to the man, “Stand up and go. Your faith has healed you. [Your faith has saved you.]”
Luke 17:12-14 New Living Translation
And finally, daughters, the words, “You must be healed sexually” is The Father’s call to take His hand and be joined to Him. It is a call to return to the Garden of Eden; the womb, to be born again.
“Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, [or born from above] you cannot see the Kingdom of God.” “What do you mean?” exclaimed Nicodemus. “How can an old man go back into his mother’s womb and be born again?” Jesus replied, “I assure you, no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit. [The Greek word for Spirit can also be translated wind]. Humans can reproduce only human life, but the Holy Spirit gives birth to spiritual life. Greek what is born of the Spirit is spirit. So don’t be surprised when I say, ‘You [plural] must be born again.’ The wind blows wherever it wants. Just as you can hear the wind but can’t tell where it comes from or where it is going, so you can’t explain how people are born of the Spirit.” “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him. “There is no judgment against anyone who believes in him. But anyone who does not believe in him has already been judged for not believing in God’s one and only Son. And the judgment is based on this fact: God’s light came into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil. All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed. But those who do what is right come to the light so others can see that they are doing what God wants [Or can see God at work in what he is doing].”
John 3:3-8,16-21 New Living Translation
“For you have been born again, but not to a life that will quickly end. Your new life will last forever because it comes from the eternal, living word of God.”
1 Peter 1:23 New Living Translation
P.S. I hear The Holy Spirit saying perversion has fastened itself to daughters and have stolen the truth. Daughters have perverted their temples by trading and selling in their sacred temples for animal sacrifices. Daughters have traded with men who have used them to meet their insatiable animalistic appetites. They have been deceived. These men are thieves who have robbed daughters of God's original intent for their lives. Daughters, you didn’t create the body in which your spirit dwells, and thus do not have the authority to trade sex for the objects the traders and bankers sell. These objects are the items after which men and women lust. Because men lust after these things, they use daughters to acquire them. What immediately comes to mind is the scene in chapter 1 of the Book of Esther where King Ahasuerus calls his wife Queen Vashti to come to his quarters so he can show off her beauty to his male officials. These men were drinking, and King Ahasuerus made certain each man had access to an unlimited supply. Vashti declined the offer to come to the King’s quarters. This angered King Ahasuerus. I realize the expositions of this text present Queen Vashi as unsubmissive toward her husband. But, I see King Ahasuerus' using his wife as a status symbol; a trophy to garner influence and ease business dealings. I did not see King Ahasuerus' love for his wife. Parading Queen Vashti in front of inebriated men lacked God's kind of love and protection. This scene reminded of domestic violence movies where a man marries a beautiful woman as a means of gaining influence and acquiring wealth. This is a perversion of God's intent for marriage. These men are rife with insecurities, only valuing power and success. Sex simply becomes a means to an end. We see this play out in sex trafficking, prostitution, strip clubs, millionaire dating services, and even amongst pastors vying for leadership positions.
As noted previously, sacrificing an animal was initially connected to a purpose: atoning for sin, purification, thanksgiving, peace, celebrating holidays, and making one feel closer to God. However, because these animals were not bred and raised by the person buying and selling. Therefore, there was no real connection to these animals. This was a purely transactional exchange lacking relationship. Similarly, people offering sacrifices to God with no real relationship is lacking. Men and women cannot buy their way into a position of favor with God or people.
I leave with you insights gleaned from a threshing floor - the place where there was a void and where I sought to earnestly separate the truth from the lies. Daughters, I have played the roles of Eve, Leah, Ruth, Bathsheba, Vashti, Esther, Shug Avery, and Sushine. However, through God's washing process I was born again. My new name is Naomi, meaning beautifully agreeable. If you have played any role other than the role The Creator originally designed you are my daughters. I simply serve as a lamp on a lampstand shining a light with pen and mic so daughters can see their way to The King.
“No one lights a lamp and then hides it or puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where its light can be seen by all who enter the house. “Your eye is like a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is filled with light. But when it is unhealthy, your body is filled with darkness. Make sure that the light you think you have is not actually darkness. If you are filled with light, with no dark corners, then your whole life will be radiant, as though a floodlight were filling you with light.”
Luke 11:33-36 New Living Translation
“Do not live according to the customs of the people I am driving out before you. It is because they do these shameful things that I detest them. But I have promised you, ‘You will possess their land because I will give it to you as your possession—a land flowing with milk and honey.’ I am the Lord your God, who has set you apart from all other people. “You must therefore make a distinction between ceremonially clean and unclean animals, and between clean and unclean birds. You must not defile yourselves by eating any unclean animal or bird or creature that scurries along the ground [a serpent]. I have identified them as being unclean for you. You must be holy because I, the Lord , am holy. I have set you apart from all other people to be my very own. “Men and women among you who act as mediums or who consult the spirits of the dead must be put to death by stoning. They are guilty of a capital offense.”
Leviticus 20:23-27 New Living Translation
“Tell the [Daughter of Zion], ‘Look, your King is coming to you. He is humble, riding on a donkey— riding on a donkey’s colt.
The blind and the lame came to him in the Temple, and he healed them. The leading priests and the teachers of religious law saw these wonderful miracles and heard even the children in the Temple shouting, “Praise God for the Son of David.” But the leaders were indignant. They asked Jesus, “Do you hear what these children are saying?” “Yes,” Jesus replied. “Haven’t you ever read the Scriptures? For they say, ‘You have taught children and infants to give you praise.”
Matthew 21:5,14-16 New Living Translation
“Train up a child in the way he[she] should go: and when he[she] is old, he will not depart from it.”
Proverbs 22:6 King James Version
“We know that the law is good when used correctly. For the law was not intended for people who do what is right. It is for people who are lawless and rebellious, who are ungodly and sinful, who consider nothing sacred and defile what is holy, who kill their father or mother or commit other murders. The law is for people who are sexually immoral, or who practice homosexuality, or are slave traders, liars, promise breakers, or who do anything else that contradicts the wholesome teaching that comes from the glorious Good News entrusted to me by our blessed God.”
1 Timothy 1:8-11 New Living Translation
And so shall it be.
About Temika Moore: Shining A Light With Pen And Mic
Temika Moore is an inspirational speaker, educator, singer, songwriter, cultural impact consultant, and arts advocate. For over 20 years Temika Moore has been performing live and writing music with inspiring and empowering messages. She has extended her inspirational songwriting ability into a new blog entitled "Temika Moore: Shining A Light With Pen And Mic." Temika Moore is a re-imagined 21st-century town crier posting notices on behalf of the court of truth as commissioned by I AM, The King, The Creator, The Source, The Redeemer, and The Father to every woman asking, seeking, and knocking to know The Truth. The town crier tradition dates back to the 18th century and is described as one who makes public pronouncements in the streets on behalf of the courts. Before making public announcements, a town crier would ring a handbell and shout the words “Oyez, Oyez, Oyez." Oyez means “hear ye” which is a call for silence and attention.
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