PLEASURES

naiimThe Hebrew word for pleasure is NAIIM. The Songs of Solomon of the Bible starts with these words:

[Song of Solomon 1:1-4] The Song of Songs, which is Solomon’s. [2] May he kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine. [3] Your oils have a pleasing fragrance, your name is like purified oil; therefore the maidens love you. [4] Draw me after you and let us run together! The king has brought me into his chambers.

There are pleasure senses human bodies enjoy, but in the animal kingdom these senses are quite different. A testosterone charged male seeks a receptive female to release the built-up pressure. Females seem hesitant and are not easily persuaded. A male must prove its worthiness by combat and then defeat of any opponent claiming mating rights. Something happens and almost as if by an unspoken law a female submits to the dominant male’s advances.

We also find these characteristics in humans. A public persona, artist, singer or smartly dressed speaker excites some females and it seems to “mess up” their psychological wiring. When the music group Beatles toured America this phenomenon puzzled most. What causes this release of emotions and almost crazy abandonment can only be explained in terms of pleasure deprivation and release. We can assume that the hormonal balance has been disturbed by suppression. A square puritan society imposes many restrictions on human behavior, and in religious terms it defines morality.

The author of the Song of Solomon seems to be quite free in expressing sensuality and the inner desires. The form is poetic and yes, it is put into a melody; hence a song. It seems that the desire to express these feelings has been limited only to love songs. And whoever champions these expressions conquers females, just as it is in the animal world.

Most likely the prophet Ezekiel was also a singer and sort of an artist.

[Ezekiel 33:31-33] They come to you as people come, and sit before you as My people and hear your words, but they do not do them, for they do the lustful desires expressed by their mouth, and their heart goes after their gain. [32] Behold, you are to them like a sensual song by one who has a beautiful voice and plays well on an instrument; for they hear your words but they do not practice them. [33] So when it comes to pass–as surely it will–then they will know that a prophet has been in their midst.

Instead of hearing God through the prophet they watched his moves. When Jesus started his ministry in His hometown Nazareth it is written this way, [Luke 4:22] And all were speaking well of Him, and wondering at the gracious words which were falling from His lips; and they were saying, “Is this not Joseph’s son?” Right after Jesus quoted Isaiah 61:1-3 He said that ‘these words have been fulfilled in their ears.’ But they did not pay attention to that… and Jesus wondered. So He responded with these words, “No doubt you will quote this proverb to Me, ‘Physician, heal yourself!’” Jesus did not give them any satisfaction, for He did not want them feel just the bodily pleasures, but rather that they might be spiritually quickened by His words.

Besides Jesus being a young handsome man women were falling for, His job was not to fall for this sensual trap. He knew other pleasures no one knew.

The moment the crowd felt deprived of what they wanted they turned on the young man. It is written that And all the people in the synagogue were filled with rage as they heard these things; [28-29] and they got up and drove Him out of the city, and led Him to the brow of the hill on which their city had been built, in order to throw Him down the cliff.

jesus_face_smJesus was a handsome young man appealing to the sensual function of the human psyche? As a result they actually blocked the flow of spiritual pleasures.

I know this first hand and can explain the inner entrapping of the human psyche, provided, I am allowed to even speak about it. At the men seminar I was able to touch on this, but we have never gotten to having women’s seminar; so I could not address it.

The play between spirituality and sensuality stretches lines, realms or spheres. We really do not have words to express these states. Elation, exaltation, lust, imagination… all are intertwined and dancing the tango… I suppose.

[Psalms 16:11] You will make known to me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; in Your right hand there are pleasures forever.

There are sexual pleasures, and there are spiritual pleasures, both are part of the human institution. There are spiritual pleasures, which are unmatched by any other kind. The problem is that we have evolved only in the physical direction and lost the primordial spiritual pleasures. Today we derive pleasure from sharing, public address, musical performance, or any display of art as well as appreciating those forms of art. Both, the giver and the receiver derive enjoyment and pleasure. After all, that is the reason why we do what we do.

 

In Closing

Because we have overemphasized these typical human emotions all other pleasures took the second seat. We should rediscover those lost pleasures, but the task can be tedious and lengthy. First, it all comes down to the spiritual awaking of our intellect.The brain moving neurons forgot how to process spiritual knowledge, but once those neurons start to work the spiritual pleasure begins, but merely begins. There is more. For just as there is the bodily sexual climax, which then ends, in the spiritual pleasure it remains in the state of ecstasy; and even that can be too much for someone who is married. Why? – Because the spouse wants it too, but unfortunately for the spouse, it is personal and it cannot be shared or transferred.Yes, the spiritual climax does not end; it continues indefinitely, for indeed it is infinite. It does not take your sleep away, it has a calming affect, and yet it is exiting, but not physically. The original life’s vibration keeps on going for it enfolds new regions yet unexplored, and endlessly so.
I speak from experience, which has not stopped since 1988 when I entered the spiritual realm of God by cleaning of my ancestral family tree. This cleansing is the biblical repentance. I was privileged to experience it in the most profound way. Now 26 years later I keep on flying high on the wings of God’s wonderful grace. I have not come down from this cloud but keep on climbing.

LIFE & DEATH

DNAScience has isolated the immortality gene. We have death genes and immortal genes. According to * University of London’s study of genes it’s been concluded that genes do remember. Actually we bombrad our DNA with messages, good and bad, thoughts and emotions, words and ideas; all influence our genetic makeup. And, even now as you read this blog.

* [University College London (UCL) published its findings in 2006 in the European Journal of Human Genetics; see Emma Whitelaw, “Epigenetics: Sins of the fathers, and their fathers,” European Journal of Human Genetics, February 1, 2006; 

We carry war genes as well as peace genes. The nature of war is explosive, while the nature of peace is healing, soothing, restoring and never exploding.

Have you heard of the spontaneous human combustion? There have been two hundred reported cases over the last three hundred years. What about the unreported cases? A living body going up in flames without any apparent external source of ignition is indeed a very strange phenomenon. But, this extreme example shows that the inner peace must be taken seriously.

The past lives’ demonic energies are so loaded with unrest, war, destruction and bloodshed; that eventually these entities manifest themselves in those involuntary combustions.

Our chemical acidity increases not only because of the foods we consume, but also because of the strife we have inherited from our family gene pool; and outward projections of that warlike inner state.

Peacemakers live and keep on living.


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WHEN ADAM ‘ALSO’ BECAME FLESH

Numerous excavations in the Middle East keep on confirming the accuracy of the biblical record, and it is our task to arrive at logical conclusions. We do not diminish our faith in God, but rather augment it for then our faith is “smart” and no longer blind. Adam was only called to replenish (Genesis 1:28) the earth, naturally speaking, with his type. Instead of studying this record we bemoan the fall of Adam and Eve as if that fall was final and irreparable. Adam and Eve did not fall, but only transgressed the first and the ever given commandment. The faculty of contrast was a later addition. The contrast of “yes” and “no” came after they had learned the con-sequences, which was also temporary. God’s creation continues. Formation and reformation also continues through education.

The peace ways educate us in the divine. The war ways only educate us in the history of this world. Now, the choice is yours, as to which education will you avail yourself with? Adam and Eve were very much spiritual beings, as much as they were physical, but the physical part of their development had to be taught for it is so to this day. Right education can turn you into a moral person and morality has to do with our behavior toward one another.

Education is only a vehicle that brings us to our destination at which point we not only learn more, but also brings functionality. A university graduate uses his or her education for practical applications on the job. Their knowledge qualifies them to do something others are not qualified to do. Education also includes mistakes and their corrections, until the prefect is attained. Would God mind the fall of His children and not correct them? Would He not give them the proper education—and guide them into the fullness of righteousness, and the knowledge of Himself, and the laws that govern His kingdom—without the provision of repentance, and therefore also correction? – Of course not. The compassionate loving God is still in the business of educating us, but does this education of His infuse us with knowledge of His laws, His ways, and the “Spiritual Physics” that govern His realm? Or, perhaps we chose only a one-sided education of just the natural? We learn physics, biology, history, geography and economics, etc, but God seems to be stuck in a picture frame called religion. ‘Don’t you touch it lest He should jump out of the frame and directly affect your life?’ But, if that happens to anyone then we either don’t believe it or adopt a dumbfounded look, or out-right call it false, for after all, the miraculous does not fit in that narrow box of ours.

When Adam had “ALSO” become flesh; his endlessness of days was limited to just 120. (Genesis 6:3) The incredible violence and constant aggressive behavior could not continue indefinitely. I am after another hunt. I hunt for true immortality.

That immortal gene also resides in us. The light this gene carries must be paid attention to. “Doctors are using genes to help people with blindness, clogged arteries and other issues. After years of complex research there are signs that gene therapy can fix what doctors once thought were untreatable diseases. A man once blind can now see… and a woman who had trouble walking… is now on her feet and working out with an intensity she never imagined.” My point is this: these are just scraps of information we glean from research, for we know that genes carry healing, and as well as deadly properties; and they do remember. Repentance deals with a complete return to the Creator, and His original design, and I believe that it is solely our responsibility; hence, it comes down to our resolve and determination. As a solution to man’s sick appetite for killing; death became the solution. Death is the final and forced-upon permanent peace. Earth could not endure the violent and perverse ways of its custodians. The rulers of this planet became its subjects. Ever since then, man carries wrath and malice in his bones, and even now tries to avoid a direct confrontation with this issue. The earth keeps opening its mouth swallowing all the sinners, and transgressors, into its dark corridors.

Later on in religion, man started to mystify death, and then blamed it all on Adam’s transgression. In atheism, man became just another mammal. God is viewed as some sick sadist who enjoys frying people in hell for eternity just because they have supposedly rejected some religious frame. To this day we view God through our skewed eyesight. Being unwilling to come out from our skin and then see us from His point of view, but that would be already too much to ask. That’s how much we are attached to our ‘skin’… until one day we must altogether part with it. But, it was never God’s plan.

We love our free will and we dread it; as a result we mismanage it. Either we accept the fact that we are endowed with the independent free will, when it comes to peacemaking, which is the work of righteousness (Isaiah 32:17), or we reject it. Even when God called Jonah to Nineveh, Jonah had the free will to not go and that’s what he did. Even when the fish spewed him out, Jonah could have gone his own way. But, God would have to replace Jonah with someone else. But watch this, after Jonah completed his mission, his free will was there to guide him wherever he wished to go. God did not interfere with Jonah’s will. Gideon did God’s bidding, but after he finished the job Gideon returned to idolatry.