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This article is the 27th in a series of articles dealing with the spiritual events --- as prophesied by the Lord in Matthew 24 --- that are already taking place prior to the coming of the Son of Man. This article will share on the words spoken by the Lord in Matthew 24:50-51.

 

Index

Your Lord, but not your way

The unexpected Presence

The unexpected Day

The fall of Dike

The adultery accusation

The weak prevailers

The childless having children

Cutting the cutter

The greater hypocrites

The false secular divide

Spiritual on the surface only




Your Lord, but not your way

In Matthew 24:50-51, the Lord declares the following:

 

"50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, 51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth." (Matthew 24:50-51)

 

Notice how the Lord does not describe Himself as "his lord", which would be the "normal" phrase to use, since He has been talking about that servant in previous verses (meaning that it would be clear who the word "his" would be referring to). Therefore, the fact that the Lord described Himself as "the lord of that servant" in verse 50 has spiritual significance. For one, it has the connotation of a "distancing", as when one refers to someone reprehensible as "that individual", as if to say, "that individual whom I want standing way over there, nowhere near me". Second, it is an indictment against that servant's use of the phrase "my Lord" (Matthew 24:48), which, as we saw before, points to the distant and hierarchical concept of God that Old-Covenant believers have. In other words, by not using the phrase "his lord", the Spirit is declaring His rejection of how that servant perceives "his lord". In short, the phrase "the lord of that servant" is the Spirit's way of declaring,

"I am His Lord, but not in the way that he perceives. Even though he considered me his lord as a matter of title, he rejected my Lordship over him by his actions. I shall therefore assert the Lordship that I have over him, the Lordship that he denies in his heart. As I do this, however, I shall make evident, to him and to all, how repulsed I am by him and how I want absolutely nothing to do with him."

 

The unexpected Presence

The word "come" in verse 50 is another example of how certain principles get lost in the translation, even when there is no deliberate soulish intention to distort the original meaning. That word was translated from the Greek verb heko, which is different from erchomai, the verb normally used by the Lord to refer to His coming. In Matthew 24 alone, erchomai appears 8 times in 8 different verses (translated as "come", "coming", "came", and "cometh"), and heko appears only once, in verse 50 above. Even so, heko is also translated as "come", thus hiding the fact that it is actually referring to something different from the "coming" described throughout the chapter. The verb heko literally means "to have arrived, to be present". Hence, it refers more to what happens after the "coming" than to the coming itself. The Lord is therefore referring to the overwhelming presence of His Spirit that will permeate the Earth's atmosphere upon His manifestation, filling it with His judgements (Psalm 105:7, Isaiah 26:9-11, Psalm 26:5-11) and exposing the falsehood of the things and people that have been revered as "holders of the truth". That is a presence that matriarchal believers are unable to understand, and they will be unpleasantly surprised when they are enveloped (or, better said, ambushed) by it. They will then realise how their matriarchal understanding of the Lord's coming was so distorted. But, by then, it will be too late to dissociate themselves from the servants of verse 50 who taught them what the Lord's Coming was supposed to be about.

 

The unexpected Day

In Matthew 24:50, the Lord declares that the manifestation of His Presence will happen on a "day" that the kakos servant "looketh not for" (the word "him" at the end of that phrase does not appear in the original text). To better understand the meaning of this, we must consider the word from which "looketh" was translated. That verb is prosdokao, which is derived from the prefix pros meaning "towards" and dokeuo meaning to "watch". The word dokeuo itself is very similar to the word dokeo meaning "to opine". Therefore, the word prosdokao speaks of someone who has an opinion about what is ahead and watches for it, foreseeing it, waiting for it to happen. Interestingly enough, the verb prosdokao appears in 15 verses of Scripture, the first 12 being in the books of Matthew, Luke, and Acts. After Acts, prosdokao does not appear again until 2 Peter 3, where it appears for the last time in 3 consecutive verses, translated as "looking for" and "look for":

 

"12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? 13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. 14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless." (2 Peter 3:12-14)

 

Notice how the passage above actually describes the "day" that the kakos servant is not prosdokao-ing. Notice also that it is not a day full of "glee" and "happiness" as the God of love comes down from heaven handing out "goodies" to all of His children and declaring gooey forgiveness to all because he is just so incredibly "loving"! Instead, it is a "day", i.e. a period, during which (fire) judgements will violently destroy the "elements" of this age. And, as we have shared in a video, the "elements" referred to here are not "hydrogen", "helium", or any other element in the periodic table. Instead, the elements are the fundamental soul-centric paradigms that rule human behaviour and existence, the paradigms by which everyone's inherent value and actions are being judged. These are the paradigms that allow the kakos servants to be revered as "holy pastors" who control what can or cannot happen within the Church. The very paradigms that hold up these unrighteous servants' queendoms will come crumbling down, like the pillars holding up the Dagon temple that were toppled by Samson. This will take these unrighteous servants by surprise, for the day that they prosdokao is a coronation day in which God will place crowns on their heads, congratulate them for their "great service" to the Church, and eternally reaffirm them as demi-gods who are "superior" to the average believer and "understandably inferior" to the Inscrutable God, who "by definition" can be reached by "no one". To their surprise, however, they will instead see the paradigms that they heralded (and that held up their castles) violently ravaged and eternally rejected by the Spirit of God. In the process, they will be reduced to eternal shame and irrelevance, never to be heeded again.

 

The fall of Dike

It is worth noting that the last appearance of prosdokao before 2 Peter 3:12-14 is, many books earlier, in verse 6 of the following passage, translated as "looked":

 

"1 And when they were escaped, then they knew that the island was called Melita. 2 And the barbarous people shewed us no little kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us every one, because of the present rain, and because of the cold. 3 And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand. 4 And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live. 5 And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm. 6 Howbeit they looked when he should have swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly: but after they had looked a great while, and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds, and said that he was a god." (Acts 28:1-6)

 

Notice how the Maltese were initially very receptive towards Paul and the others with him, but were then led to believe that Paul was not a righteous man when they saw him bitten by the viper. This is a figure of how the well-meaning but naive believers in the Church are initially receptive to the remnant's message but can be distracted by the external "failure" and lack of acceptance experienced by the remnant, for they see it as proof that these men and women are experiencing the rejection of God. "If God was really with them", they ask themselves, "wouldn't He make their ministries and their message prosper?" They then conclude that, even when the remnant may have some "valid points", they are, at the end of the day, on the "wrong side of spiritual history" because they are ultimately rebelling against the men (i.e. the demi-gods) that "God" has placed over the Church.

 

The word "vengeance" in verse 4 was translated from the Greek word dike, which literally means "justice". In the original text, however, the word is also being used as a proper name to refer to a goddess in Greek mythology, which, as indicated on wikipedia.org, was the "goddess of justice and the spirit of moral order and fair judgment based on immemorial custom, in the sense of socially enforced norms and conventional rules". Therefore, Dike refers to the judgements that the "established" and well-accepted religious system makes about what is "acceptable" and what is not. Thus, the viper's mortal biting of Paul at the behest of Dike speaks of how the established religious system makes every effort to declare the remnant as "condemned" and "not worthy of continued existence" because of their unwillingness to conform to its matriarchal paradigms. When Paul proved impervious to the matriarchal Dike's judgements, the Maltese declared him a god. Even though, at a natural level, the Maltese's sudden swings in judgement (from "welcome" to "you are cursed" to "you are a god") reveals the fickle and susceptible nature of the Perizzite spirit of simplicity, their declaration of Paul as a "god" is actually prophetic and has important spiritual truth embedded within it. Why? Because the matriarchal Dike system reinforces the hierarchical notion of average mortals (i.e. "laymen") under a layer of demigods (i.e. "ministers") who, in turn, are under an "unreachable" God. Hence, when the Maltese declared Paul to be a "god", they were recognising the God-potential in a man who, a few minutes earlier, seemed so ordinarily mortal. For that brief moment, as they saw Paul still alive after the deadly viper's bite, the middle barrier between natural man and God was broken, and the Maltese saw it possible for natural man to manifest the nature of God Himself. In the same way, as the remnant are shown to have survived, even after the otherwise deadly bite of the venomous matriarchal "justice" system, the matriarchals' Old-Covenant barrier will be broken, and the once naive will begin to see the God-potential within all men. That is when matriarchal Dike shall be cast to the ground and be burned in the fire, just like the viper that bit Paul.

 

The adultery accusation

Notice that, in Acts 28:6 above, the word prosdokao is used to describe the Maltese foreseeing or expecting Paul to become swollen or "fall down dead suddenly". This is because their sense of "prosdokao" had been moulded by the matriarchal paradigms of the kakos servants of Matthew 24:50, who foresee or look forward to a day when they will be exalted and when anyone who dared to oppose their demigod status will be stricken down suddenly. The "swelling" per se that was expected refers spiritually to the following passage:

 

"11 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 12 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any man's wife go aside, and commit a trespass against him, 13 And a man lie with her carnally, and it be hid from the eyes of her husband, and be kept close, and she be defiled, and there be no witness against her, neither she be taken with the manner; 14 And the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she be defiled: or if the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she be not defiled: 15 Then shall the man bring his wife unto the priest, and he shall bring her offering for her, the tenth part of an ephah of barley meal; he shall pour no oil upon it, nor put frankincense thereon; for it is an offering of jealousy, an offering of memorial, bringing iniquity to remembrance. 16 And the priest shall bring her near, and set her before the LORD: 17 And the priest shall take holy water in an earthen vessel; and of the dust that is in the floor of the tabernacle the priest shall take, and put it into the water: 18 And the priest shall set the woman before the LORD, and uncover the woman's head, and put the offering of memorial in her hands, which is the jealousy offering: and the priest shall have in his hand the bitter water that causeth the curse: 19 And the priest shall charge her by an oath, and say unto the woman, If no man have lain with thee, and if thou hast not gone aside to uncleanness with another instead of thy husband, be thou free from this bitter water that causeth the curse: 20 But if thou hast gone aside to another instead of thy husband, and if thou be defiled, and some man have lain with thee beside thine husband: 21 Then the priest shall charge the woman with an oath of cursing, and the priest shall say unto the woman, The LORD make thee a curse and an oath among thy people, when the LORD doth make thy thigh to rot, and thy belly to swell; 22 And this water that causeth the curse shall go into thy bowels, to make thy belly to swell, and thy thigh to rot: And the woman shall say, Amen, amen. 23 And the priest shall write these curses in a book, and he shall blot them out with the bitter water: 24 And he shall cause the woman to drink the bitter water that causeth the curse: and the water that causeth the curse shall enter into her, and become bitter. 25 Then the priest shall take the jealousy offering out of the woman's hand, and shall wave the offering before the LORD, and offer it upon the altar: 26 And the priest shall take an handful of the offering, even the memorial thereof, and burn it upon the altar, and afterward shall cause the woman to drink the water. 27 And when he hath made her to drink the water, then it shall come to pass, that, if she be defiled, and have done trespass against her husband, that the water that causeth the curse shall enter into her, and become bitter, and her belly shall swell, and her thigh shall rot: and the woman shall be a curse among her people. 28 And if the woman be not defiled, but be clean; then she shall be free, and shall conceive seed." (Numbers 5:11-28)

 

Notice how the "swelling" speaks of adultery being exposed as the priest applies the test on the woman. Therefore, the swelling that the Maltese had been trained to foresee was the exposing of a woman who has been unfaithful to her husband, which, in the matriarchal system, is how those who oppose the system in the Spirit are perceived. The matriarchal, demigod pastor, who sees himself as both the "husband" and the "priest" of "his" flock (or "harem") of souls, becomes enraged with jealousy when one of his "wives" seems to be heeding a voice emanating from "outside the home" and is communing with thoughts and ideas that defy his authority and his spiritual supremacy over "her". This jealousy is not born out of a zeal for God and His righteousness or out of a sincere, disinterested concern for the "straying soul". Instead, it is born out of a sense of unrighteous possession of his brethren's souls and a sense of entitlement that demands loyalty to him because, as the "evidence" clearly shows, it was "God" who placed him as an authority over them, meaning that they are "obligated" to submit to him unconditionally, like a wife who must remain faithful to her husband no matter what, with spiritual eyes for no one but him.

 

The weak prevailers

Notice also that the passage above also speaks of the "thigh rotting" (v21). The word "rot" is an unfortunate mistranslation of the Hebrew word naphal, which literally means "to fall" and is used in Scripture to speak of "falling asleep" (Genesis 2:21), "countenance falling" (Genesis 4:6), and "falling on one's face" (Genesis 17:17). Hence, it has absolutely no connotation of "rotting", prompting this writer to truly wonder why the KJV translators chose such a bad translation for naphal in the passage above. Once it is properly translated as "fall", the connection with Paul being expected to "fall down suddenly" in Acts 28 becomes clear. The question then becomes, Why does the passage above speak of the thigh falling, and how does that relate with the expectation of Paul "falling down suddenly"?

 

The word "thigh" in the passage above was translated from the Hebrew word yarek, which is derived from a word meaning "to be soft". Hence, it has the connotation of a point of weakness or vulnerability; yarek is the word used by the Spirit when speaking of Jacob being hit in the "hollow of Jacob's thigh" (Genesis 32:25) after having wrestled with the angel of the Lord and prevailing. As a result of that hit, Jacob (who became Israel then) limped and was unable to walk "normally" (Genesis 32:31). This emphasises the connection between yarek and vulnerability, since it was the one susceptible place that the angel of the Lord struck at the end after not prevailing in "strength" against Jacob. It also illustrates the contrast between "visible weakness" and "invisible strength". Anyone who beheld Jacob from then on would see a "crippled" person, a person who could not walk with ease, yet that same "cripple" had just wrestled all night with the angel of the Lord and prevailed, and that same "cripple" was the same man whom God had renamed "Israel", making him the father of the most important and influential nation of people on the face of the Earth. In the same way, Paul, the lowly Roman prisoner who washed ashore in Malta, may have looked like a weak and irrelevant man who would be forgotten soon after his death, yet the effect of his work clearly lives to this day, and millions upon millions of people have been named after him. By contrast, Nero, the name of the "supreme emperor of Rome" at the time of Paul's shipwreck, is a name that is now used only for dogs in many countries, and is a name that is rarely, if ever, given to a human baby.

 

The childless having children

As is usual in ancient cultures, which often masked certain concepts behind euphemisms, the word yarek was at times used as a way to denote a person's loins, thus referring to a person's reproductive capabilities. This means that the "falling of the yarek" described in Numbers 5 points to spiritual sterility. Therefore, in the context of Acts 28, Paul "falling down suddenly" speaks of him becoming incapable of procreating more people who would believe what he believed, as when a person dies childless and is unable to continue his surname's lineage, having his legacy suddenly cut off from the face of the Earth at the moment of his death. This is what the matriarchal system prosdokao-s about the Spirit-centric remnant who defy it and are "unfaithful" to it. Banished for their lack of submission, the remnant are deprived of all the natural and emotional resources under the matriarchy's control, for which reason they are expected to die alone, like Lazarus by the rich man's gate, leaving behind no "ministry" and no "spiritual legacy", since few if any are prone to following a "poor loser" and continuing his work afterwards. The matriarchal system, however, is not aware of the eternal weight and effect of the remnant's work, a weight and effect that is indestructible, regardless of all of natural man's efforts against it.

 

In Matthew 24:50, the Lord declares that the kakos servant does not prosdokao His day and is "not aware of" His hour. The phrase "not aware of" was mistranslated from the Greek verb ginosko, which, as we have shared before, literally means "know" and refers to knowledge of the heart, as opposed to mental knowledge. As we studied before, Matthew 24 clearly declares that we cannot eido, i.e. have mental knowledge of, the hour of His manifestation. Even so, the remnant can have a sense in their hearts of when the hour is approaching and what that hour will "look like" once it is here. This is because the remnant know the One who is coming on that hour in their hearts, and the One who is coming on that hour knows their hearts as well (1 Corinthians 8:3).

 

Cutting the cutter

In Matthew 24:51, the Lord declares that the lord of "that servant" will "cut him asunder". That phrase was translated from the Greek verb dichotomeo, which, interestingly enough, is only used in 2 verses of Scripture, the other verse being Luke 12:46, the parallel verse of Matthew 24:51 in the Gospel of Luke. The verb dichotomeo literally means "to cut in two", and it clearly points to the schizophrenic, dichotomous nature that the matriarchal "servants" have attributed to God. Unable to understand God's "male" Spirit nature, they are forced to split God into the "evil and merciless" God of the "Old Testament" and the "kinder, gentler" God of the "New Testament". They, therefore, cut God in two in an effort to distance themselves from the side of God that their matriarchal souls abhor. As a result, God shall cut them in two to reflect how they stupidly attempted to cut Him in two during their "time of service". And, just as they attempt to cut God in two, the matriarchal "servants" also endeavour to cut the Body of Christ in two, splitting it into a caste of spiritually-dependent (i.e. crippled) laymen and a caste of more "spiritually-gifted" priesthood. As a result, God shall eternally cut them in two, for what they do to God's little ones shall be done unto them.

 

The greater hypocrites

In Matthew 24:51, the Lord also declares that He shall "appoint him his portion with the hypocrites". The word "appoint" was translated from the Greek verb tithemi, which, as we have shared before, literally means "to establish". Hence, it speaks of the place that these servants deserve to be eternally established in, according to God. Having proclaimed all along that they were the "chosen ones", established in their ministerial positions to rule over a less-worthy mass of believers, they shall, at the end, be established by God in a place of eternal shame in the eyes of all.

 

As we have studied before, hypocrisy consists of judging those that are pleasant to your soul with greater leniency than those who are not. Hence, it speaks of having two systems of judgement, one for those who are more pleasant to one's souls (for reasons that are completely unrelated to objective merit or worthiness), and another system for those who are unpleasant to one's souls (for reasons related to subjective soul identity and not to objective reality). This explains why the kakos servant will have his portion (i.e. his eternal inheritance) established with the hypocrites, for the soul of the kakos servant artificially splits external reality in two, all in an effort to promote his soul's agenda.

 

The false secular divide

The association of the kakos servant to hypocrisy also speaks to how the matriarchal Church has artificially split the world into two camps: the established Church and the pagan unbelievers, the "religious" and the "secular". Under this scheme, church members gain unquestioned monopoly of anything that is spiritual; ministers claim this monopoly by virtue of their "entitled position", and laymen claim it by virtue of having submitted under these ministers. The "unbelieving" world is then automatically branded as incapable of producing anything of significant spiritual merit or value. Yet, as we have shared once and again throughout the website, much more prophetic depth can be found in secular music than in the blasé, cookie-cutter, and superficial music that the established Church produces. Obviously, this does not deny the filth and utter rubbish that is common in secular music, especially music in the last 10 to 15 years, particularly in American black music, which now reflects God's eternal rejection of black America as a people, who idiotically sold all their Tirhakah promises just to have a self-serving African demagogue play golf for 7+ years whilst residing in the White House (this eternal rejection, partially similar to what happened to Latin America in 2003, became official in June-July 2016).

 

Ironically, a closer observation of the rubbish in secular music reveals that it is much more spiritually compatible with the message and music emanating from the Church than one might think. The music produced by the Church is spiritually incapable of overcoming the spiritual effect of the filth in secular music because it is, at the end of the day, born out of the same matriarchal attitude that promotes the soul over the Spirit. The sad thing is that the Church is not only incapable of producing truly anointed music that can overcome the effect of the world's filth, but it looks down its nose on the true prophetic gems that are present in secular music. Instead of endeavouring to unearth these gems and elevate them so as to unleash redemption in the world (and in the very authors of these gems), the matriarchal Church spits and tramples on them, declaring them dead on arrival (much like dogs do with what is holy and pigs do with pearls). Such gems do not fit their dichotomous, secular v. religious view of the world, and they in no way further their matriarchal agenda, for it is actually evidence that man is capable of producing worthy spiritual fruit even whilst not under their covering, which enrages them against these gems all the more. This is why the inheritance of these kakos servants shall be established with those of the hypocrites, for they are hypocritical in the way they judge the world, not realising that they at the end endorse the very world system that they condemn on the surface.

 

The matriarchal "servants" lunge at those who expose the iniquity of the Church, as the viper did against Paul, for, by exposing this iniquity, the spiritual Pauls make evident to all the spiritual ineptness of those who lead the matriarchal Church. This is why matriarchals prefer to hold on to their hypocritical view of the universe, a view in which the well-established Church is the "pure" virgin that shall be exalted and the "secular" world (that refuses to recognise their leadership) is the "whore" that shall be judged and exposed upon the Lord's Coming. Unfortunately for them, they do not realise that they shall share in the inheritance that they prophesy for this "whore".

 

Spiritual on the surface only

In Matthew 24:51, the Lord declares that, where the inheritance of the hypocrites lies, there shall be "weeping and gnashing of teeth". As we have shared before, the "weeping" points to the emotion-centric nature of Canaanite pastors, and the "gnashing of teeth" points to the repetitive, mechanical in way in which Girgashite teachers churn out and impose their stale, depthless doctrine on the rest of the Church. Hence, the phrase "weeping and gnashing of teeth" points to the two "female" ministries of pastor and teacher that have soulishly ruled the Church and suppressed the true manifestation of the 3 "male" endowments of apostle, prophet, and evangelist. This is why God shall have them "weeping" and "gnashing their teeth" eternally, as a testimony of what they did whilst they lived out their earthly existence and their "spiritual" ministry. Having proclaimed that they were the "spiritual" ones, they shall be exposed as being just as soulish as the very world system that they opposed on the surface.

 

{The next article is called "Matthew 24 - The Overview (Part 1)"}