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Male bow

First posted: November 11, 2007

 

Question

What is your revelation of the word "bow" in Revelation 6:2? It seems that God is shifting us to a new direction with the bow. If you have any thoughts or comments they would be greatly appreciated.

 

{On a separate email sent on the same day, the visitor asked the following...}

 

What is your thought on the man levitating in front of the White House?

 

{The above question is in reference to a Dutch man who performed a "levitation" act in front of the White House in October 2007; the story can be read at www.news.com.au.}

 

 

Answer

A word recount

The first question makes a reference to the word "bow" in the following verse:

 

"And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer." (Revelation 6:2)

 

The word "bow" above was translated from the Greek word toxon, which only appears once in all of the New Testament. The word toxon is derived from the verb tikto meaning "to bring forth, bear, produce (fruit from the seed)". This verb appears 19 times in the New Testament. Those 19 appearances are spread out over 18 verses in 7 different books:

 

Appearances of tikto by verse

New Testament section Book Chapter Verse # # apps. of tikto tikto used in reference to ...

Gospels

Matthew

1 21 1 The birth of Yeshua
23 1 The birth of Yeshua
25 1 The birth of Yeshua
2 2 1 The birth of Yeshua
Luke 1 31 1 The birth of Yeshua
57 1 The birth of John the Baptist
2 6 1 The birth of Yeshua
7 1 The birth of Yeshua
11 1 The birth of Yeshua
John 16 21 1 The travail of birth

Paul's epistles

Galatians 4 27 1 The birth of Isaac

General epistles

Hebrews 6 7 1 Bringing forth fruit blessed of God
11 11 1 The birth of Isaac
James 1 15 1 Bringing forth sin

Apocalypse

Revelation 12 2 1 The birth of the male son
4 2 The birth of the male son
5 1 The birth of the male son
13 1 The birth of the male son

 

The first time tikto appears in the New Testament is in Matthew 1:21, referring to the "bringing forth of a son" who "shall be called Jesus". In fact, the first 5 appearances are in direct reference to the birth of Yeshua. The verb tikto refers to Jesus's birth in 8 of its first 9 appearances, with the other appearance referring to the "bringing forth of a son" called John the Baptist.

 

Appearances of tikto by context

tikto used in reference to ... # apps. of tikto New Testament section
The birth of Yeshua 8 Gospels
The birth of John the Baptist 1
The travail of birth 1
The birth of Isaac 2 (Epistles)
Bringing forth fruit blessed of God 1
Bringing forth sin 1
The birth of the male son 5 Apocalypse


The 10th time that tikto appears in the New Testament is in John 16:21 (its only appearance in John), where it is used in the context of a woman suffering as she gives birth to a child and then having that suffering overshadowed by the joy that comes afterwards. After that, tikto does not appear until Galatians 4:27, which is the only time that Paul uses it in any of his epistles. In that verse, tikto is used in the context of Isaac, the son of the promise, vs. Ishmael, the son of the bondwoman.

 

After Galatians 4:27, tikto is not used until the book of Hebrews (which, in my opinion, was not written by Paul). In Hebrews, tikto is used twice. First, it appears in Hebrews 6:7, where it is used in the context of bringing forth fruit that is pleasant unto God in return for His investment in us. Then, it appears in Hebrews 11:11, where it is once again used in the context of Isaac's birth.

 

After Hebrews, tikto appears once in the book of James, in James 1:15, where it is used in the context of "sin" being brought forth after lust has conceived. This is the only time in the New Testament where tikto is used in a negative context.

 

After James, tikto does not appear until the book of Revelation, where it appears 5 times; the only other book in the New Testament that has as many appearances of tikto as the book of Revelation is Luke, which is the Gospel that describes the birth of Yeshua in the greatest detail.

 

Appearances of tikto by book

New Testament section Book # apps. of tikto tikto used in reference to ...

Gospels

Matthew

4 The birth of Yeshua
Luke 5 The birth of Yeshua and of John the Baptist
John 1 The travail of birth

Paul's epistles

Galatians 1 The birth of Isaac

General epistles

Hebrews 2 Bringing forth fruit blessed of God
James 1 Bringing forth sin

Apocalypse

Revelation 5 The birth of the male son


Interestingly enough, the 5 appearances of tikto in Revelation all happen in chapter 12, making Revelation 12 the chapter with the most appearances of this word. The only other chapters with more than 1 appearance of tikto are Matthew 1 (3 app.), Luke 1 (2 app.), and Luke 2 (3 app.), all of which use tikto in the context of the birth of Yeshua. Thus, 4 chapters mention tikto more than once, and 6 chapters mention it exactly once, for a total of 10 chapters out of the 260 chapters in the New Testament.

 

Appearances of tikto by chapter

New Testament section Book Chapter # apps. of tikto tikto used in reference to ...

Gospels

Matthew

1 3 The birth of Yeshua
2 1 The birth of Yeshua
Luke 1 2 The birth of Yeshua and of John the Baptist
2 3 The birth of Yeshua
John 16 1 The travail of birth

Paul's epistles

Galatians 4 1 The birth of Isaac

Miscellaneous epistles

Hebrews 6 1 Bringing forth fruit blessed of God
11 1 The birth of Isaac
James 1 1 Bringing forth sin

Apocalypse

Revelation 12 5 The birth of the male son


The word tikto appears in Revelation 12 in the context of the birth of the "man child" that satan wants to prevent being born and manifested.

 

"And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: 2And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. 3And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. 4And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. 5And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne." (Revelation 12:1-5)

 

"And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child" (Revelation 12:13)

 

The phrase "man child" in verses 5 and 13 was mistranslated from the Greek words arrhen, meaning "male", and huios, meaning "son". In other words, the phrase "man child" is better translated as "male son". Notice how this phrase emphasises the gender of the son, which is already implicit in the word "son". It is worth noting that the word arrhen appears 9 times in the New Testament; in 6 of the 7 times that it appears outside of Revelation 12, the King James translators translated it as "male" because it is clearly used to contrast "male" versus "female" (e.g.- Matthew 19:4, Galatians 3:28). Romans 1:27 is the only verse outside of Revelation where the word arrhen was not translated as "male" in the King James version, and, even there, it is evident that arrhen is used to contrast "men" versus "women".
 

Recount results

From all of the above, we can conclude that the word tikto is spiritually related to the bringing forth of the "male" Spirit nature in us. It is used to refer to the birth of Yeshua, because He, being a Son (huios) of Man, is also the Son (huios) of God. Yeshua came to certify that man was destined to manifest the Spirit nature of God Himself, a manifestation which man lost when he allowed his "female" soul to rule over his "male" spirit (Genesis 3:17-19). The promise that God has made to man is that He wants to manifest His ehad spirit nature in us and break the slavery that the soul matriarchy has imposed upon man. This is the reason why tikto is used in the context of Isaac vs. Ishmael.

 

"27For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband. 28Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise. 29But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now. 30Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman. 31So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free." (Galatians 4:27-30)

[The word "bearest" in verse 27 was translated from tikto]


The word tikto is used in the context of John the Baptist's birth because John the Baptist came with a strong no-nonsense "male" nature (Matthew 3:7-12) to confront the "effeminate" nature of those bound to the soul and not to the Spirit of God (Matthew 11:7-13).


Sin's resistance

The one time that tikto is used in a negative sense is in James 1:15, when it speaks of "bearing forth sin". As we have shared before, "sin", in its most profound sense, refers to any act in which the soul takes pre-eminence over the spirit, even if that act may seem "good" and "noble" to the naked eye. This emphasises the fact that tikto is related to the bringing forth of a spirit nature that will overcome the domination of the soul on Earth. That is the reason why satan is so actively fighting against the manifestation of the "man child" (i.e.- the "male son"), for His manifestation is the key to the establishing of God's Kingship over the Earth. Therefore, those who are willing to bring forth the Son-of-God nature from within the Church will have to go through great suffering, but that suffering shall be overshadowed by the joy of seeing God's purposes fulfilled.

 

"A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world." (John 16:21)

[The phrase "is in travail" was translated from tikto]

 

The entire world, including the matriarchal Church, is opposed to the manifestation of the sons of God, for in their manifestation, unavoidable judgement that is unpleasant to the carnal soul is released; when the sons of God are manifested, the son of man will ascend to a being who fully operates in the spiritual realm, which is disagreeable to the natural man who would rather stay down in the realm of the visible and pretend as if we are little more than biological beings. When the spirit nature of God's people is manifested, the Kingship of God, the Father of Spirits, is established on Earth, and there is no longer any room for satan and his Jezebelian hosts. That is the reason why they are so bent on fighting against it till the end.

 

As long as the Church keeps rejecting the full-blown manifestation of the "male" spirit nature of God, the Church's works will remain unpleasant and abominable unto God. That is the reason why tikto is used in Hebrews 6:7 in the context of true works that draw the blessing of God, which contrast with the worthless religious works of the soul that only draw the cursing and soon destruction of God (Hebrews 6:8).

 

"1Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, 2Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. 3And this will we do, if God permit. 4For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, 5And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, 6If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame. 7For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God: 8But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned." (Hebrews 6:1-8)

[The phrase "bringeth forth" in verse 7 was translated from tikto]

 

The Church is bent on bringing forth works that are "kind" and "lovey-dovey", and she abhors the "violent", male nature of a God of judgements and justice, relegating Him to a "primitive past" that is not worthy of the more "civilised", "modern man".

 

The non-natural faces

It is interesting to note that the only Gospel that does not mention the word tikto is the Gospel of Mark. This is no spiritual coincidence. The 4 Gospels are related to the 4 spiritual faces of Ezekiel 1:10 and Revelation 4:7. Matthew is the Gospel from the perspective of the Lion Face, Mark is the Gospel from the perspective of the Man Face, Luke is the Gospel from the perspective of the Ox Face, and John is the Gospel from the perspective of the Eagle Face. The 4 faces are, in turn, related to the 5 ministries. The Lion Face goes with the apostolic ministry, the Eagle Face with the prophetic, the Ox Face with the evangelistic, and the Man Face with the two "female" ministries, pastor and teacher. Therefore, it is no coincidence that the only Gospel in which God did not use the word tikto is in the Gospel related to the 2 "female" ministries, the gospel of Mark. The other 3 Gospels that mention tikto are related to the 3 "male" ministries: apostle, prophet, and evangelist.

 

Face Ministry Gospel Explanation
Lion Apostle Matthew This is the Gospel that focuses the most on the Law and on Yeshua as the Messiah prophesied in the "Old Testament". Laws and judgements are intertwined, which points to the Lion Face of judgements. The emphasis on the "Old Testament" books emphasises the fact that Yeshua is the Messiah sent by the God of judgements of the "Old Testament". Messiah does not come to replace the "nasty Old Testament God" portrayed by the Law and the Prophets; instead, Messiah comes to fulfil that God's manifestation (Matthew 5:17-20). Interestingly enough, this is the Gospel with the most appearances of the Greek word krisis meaning "judgment" (12 appearances -- "12" is the number of "apostle"); the prophetic Gospel of John is second with 11, Luke has 4, and Mark has 1.
Eagle Prophet John This is the most "unique" and "unusual" of all the Gospels, which points to its strong prophetic nature. It is the Gospel that focuses the most on Yeshua's origins from above, which points to its "Eagle-Face", prophetic perspective.
Ox Evangelist Luke This is the Gospel that focuses the most on conquering the enemy by force and establishing God's kingdom on Earth, as shown by Luke 10 and 11. This points to the conquering nature of the evangelist. Luke is the Gospel with the most appearances of the Greek words ischuros, ischus, and ischu, which are the 3 Greek words in the New Testament that are related to "inherent strength" (Luke has 16 appearances, Mark has 9, Matthew has 8, and John has 1). This points once again to the evangelistic ministry, since it is the ministry most directly related to inherent strength.
Man Pastor & Teacher Mark This is the Gospel that portrays Jesus as a man going to and fro, performing many works. In that sense, therefore, this Gospel emphasises the human nature of Yeshua's ministry on Earth, which correlates with the Man Face. The high density of "visible works" in this Gospel also points to the teacher ministry, since teachers are work-oriented people who are keen on making efficient use of time. As can be seen from a table we posted over 3 years ago, Mark is, by far, the Gospel with the highest density of teacher-related words, which emphasises its connexion to the teacher ministry.

As I was writing this paragraph, the Lord said to me, "Mark is where I am shown the most 'motherly', like a mother frantically taking care of her young children". I was a little hesitant about writing this, but, some 15 minutes later, I felt prompted to do a search of the Greek words for "mother" and "father" (meter and pater respectively) throughout the 4 Gospels, and I was surprised by the results. In all 4 Gospels, the number of appearances of pater ("father") was greater than that of meter ("mother"). However, Mark is the only Gospel where the number of appearances of meter comes even close to matching that of pater (17 meter's vs. 19 pater's); Matthew has 27 meter's and 63 pater's; Luke has 18 meter's and 55 pater's, and John has 11 meter's vs. 138 pater's. These numbers emphasise the maternal nature of Mark, which points to the 2 "female" ministries of pastor and teacher.

 

Tithing in weakness to bring forth

As shown by the table above, the word tikto appears 10 times in the Gospels. The first 9 appearances are in Matthew and Luke, and the 10th appearance is its lone appearance in the Gospel of John in reference to the sacrificial pain required to bring forth another human being. This is God's way of pointing to the sacrificial tithe that we must be willing to pay in order to bring forth God's male spirit nature in the lives of others. Even though tithing does involve money, it goes far beyond mere cash. It implies being willing to sacrifice your very life so that God's purposes may be manifested in the lives of others. You must be willing to become an Azazel that is cursed and thrown out into the purposeless desert.

 

There are 9 appearances of tikto before the appearance in John 16:21, and there are 9 after, meaning that the appearance in John 16:21 is right in the middle of the 19 appearances that God grafted into the New Testament. This shows how being a "tither" is at the heart of bringing forth God's "male" Spirit nature on Earth. Therefore, it is no coincidence that tikto appears in 10 different chapters.

 

As shown by the table above, the first 5 appearances of tikto are used in the context of Jesus's birth. The 6th appearance, however, is used in the context of John the Baptist's birth. The first 5 appearances correspond to the 5 ministries of Ephesians 4:11 and to the "grace to minister". The 6th appearance, therefore, points to the transition "from 5 to 6" that we have studied before. Only those who do not hoggishly cling to their God-endowed grace can give God the tithe He is asking for. Those who are willing to shed the strength derived from grace and expose themselves in weakness to die in sacrifice are the ones who shall complete their journey and enable others to complete it as well.

 

7 and 8

It is interesting to consider that the word tikto appears in exactly 7 books of the New Testament and that it appears in reference to 7 different topics (as shown by the table above). Each book and each topic point to each of the 7 Spirits of God. It is prophetically fitting that a word that has to do with the bringing forth of God's Spirit nature in us should point directly to the 7 Spirits of God. As His nature is brought forth in man, it is to manifest all 7 facets of His Spirit nature.

 

As shown above, 8 appearances of tikto refer to the birth of Yeshua. This is no spiritual coincidence. As we have said before, the number "8" speaks of Noah-style regeneration. Therefore, God is declaring that, in order to bring forth the 7-faceted Spirit nature of God, it is required that a regenerator be sent into the midst of that which needs regeneration. That is the reason why Scripture speaks of Noah as the "eighth" (2 Peter 2:5) amongst 7 others in the ark. Through the "8th person" , the 7 Spirits of God are manifested all around.

 

Levitating man

The visitor also asked us about the meaning of the man levitating outside the White House a few weeks ago. The man is Dutch, and, as we have shared before, the Dutch have an apostolic calling, but that calling has unfortunately been contaminated by the Canaanite spirit. In the same way, Bush was called to be a President who would unleash many righteous apostolic judgements into the Earth, preparing the way for America's (and the world's) spiritual revival. Unfortunately, Bush had Canaanite remnants in his heart that he did not let go of, and those remnants ended up corrupting his work.

 

The Dutch man "levitating" outside the White House was a student of Indian mysticism. As we have studied before, India is a source of "frog-spirit" contamination to the world. Therefore, the Dutch man's connexion to India points to the "froggy" contamination in Bush's heart, which was manifested when he nominated Roberts for the U.S. Supreme Court in 2005.

 

This Dutch man also did some of his "Indian levitation" in New York's Times Square. This points to how the froggy contamination in Bush and in the American Church prevented the start of God's latter-rain revival in America, which was to start in New York in 2005 and grow to a climax in 2012. Because of this contamination, America has been sentenced to a 4-year delay, which is represented in the phrase "Times Square". A square has 4 sides, and the 4-year delay led to a waste of precious time.

 

Bush has unfortunately bought into the idea of "staying above the fray"; he has chosen to ignore opposition and attacks instead of confronting them head on with wise arguments of truth. He has contaminated much of his rhetoric with vain words of "reconciliation", as when he speaks of the Muslim faith as a "faith of peace" and when he speaks of Latin American illegals as "hard-working people seeking to put food on the table". As governor of Texas, Bush "learnt" to compromise and to seek "acceptable middle ground" in order to work with a mostly Democratic state government, and that experience only helped to "smooth out" the "rougher" and more confrontational edges that God wanted to develop in him during that period. Bush has turned "froggy", and that frogginess effeminised his presidency and prevented the manifestation of God's "male" nature in Him. That is the reason why his presidency has been fraught with frustration and failure. He is a man who was supposed to be "icy hot", only to become "insipidly lukewarm", as unpleasant as lukewarm coffee.

 

Bush 43 believes that he is being more "spiritual" and the "bigger man" when he ignores his opponents' intricate arguments against him and when he indiscriminately embraces others without judging them first. By doing so, he has turned his presidency into a levitation trick that is as false as the Dutch man's in October 2007.

 

Conclusion

To answer the visitor's first question, we can conclude that the "bow" (toxon) in Revelation 6:2 has to do with the bringing forth (tikto) of the "male" spirit nature in God's people. This "bringing forth" is the only way in which man will enter the Promised Land and be One with God, but it requires the payment of a great sacrifice, for the soul is totally against the manifestation of the "male" Spirit of God. The white horse of the Apocalypse comes to kick-start the dethroning of the soul, and the bow in the white-horse rider's hand is for that end.

 

To answer the visitor's second question, the levitating man in front of the White House refers to the spiritual contamination in George W. Bush that prevented him being a catalyst who would help in bringing forth the "male" spirit nature of God in America and the world. By turning "froggy", Bush derailed God's plan for his own life and helped in the derailing of God's plan for America as a whole in 2005. The man in the White House did not understand what the white horse was galloping for.

 

It is interesting to me how the 2 seemingly unrelated questions sent by the visitor on the same day were related after all.