“Abraham and Sarah were a type of that
1. Now the Lord said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee. Genesis 12:1
which should be produced and manifested in the last age of the world”
Jane Leade, “60 Propositions”, #50
Coming from the Garden of Eden, and the transgression that began the de-generations of the world (Genesis 6), the seed of promise has been watched over and hidden to protect, as it carries the germ of Divine nature, the Word, originally dwelling in flesh, on earth.
In the Beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us. John, chapter 1
One of the means in this care-full preservation was in separating from “strange” influences of the world. Often to the degree of parting from the natural influences of family and friends.
It is the origin of the word Nazir (to separate) and the order in Judaism, called the Nazarites.
Psalm 45:10 Hearken, O Daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father’s house;
2 Corinthians 6:16-18, ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them; and I will be their God , and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you , and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
Matthew 13:49, So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just.
Exodus 33:16, For wherein shall it be known here that I and thy people have found grace in thy sight ? Is it not that Thou goest with us? So shall we be separated, I and Thy people, from all the people that are upon the face of the earth.
Now therefore make confession unto the Lord God of your fathers, and do his pleasure; and separate yourselves from the people of the land, and from the strange wives. Ezra 10:11
Star of Bethlehem, pg. 372, I say in the name of God, that the time has come for the Law of Christ to be kept; and all who now seek for that spirit, it shall be given to keep them from the attractions of others; and it will give them power to overcome the works of the first Adam----
To subdue all lust of the flesh till the evil is taken away, so they can multiply in the good, and replenish the earth with the sons of God.
2. And it came to pass, when he was near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon:
Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife; and they shall kill me, but they shall save thee alive.
Say, I pray thee, thou art my SISTER: that it be well with me for thy sake; and MY SOUL SHALL LIVE BECAUSE OF THEE.Genesis 12: 11 through 13
Before the transgression in Eden, the man and woman, were free from a carnal nature; were co-joined as brother and sister. By this spiritual union, was the divine order under governance of the Law of the Spirit of Life, (Romans 8:1-2) that made them free (not subject to) the law of sin and death. By reason of divinity of the tree of life in thy sister, his soul shall live because of thee.
“Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises; that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”
2 Peter 1:4.
“The two wives that Moses allowed were a type of the two wives that shall be given to every man of God, for a helpmate---i.e., the natural woman Jerusalem below, with her sister—Jerusalem Above—to help the man overcome. Star of Bethlehem, pg. 528
“The woman in Jerusalem shall raise the man---becoming his helpmate, sister and mother; as Jesus said, He who doeth the will of my Father, the same is my mother, my sister and brother.”
Star of Bethlehem, pg. 576.
“THE BEAUTY of HOLINESS”
Unto this seed of promise was given statutes to protect and provide. The Law was given because of transgressions. The carnal nature becoming resident in Adam, was the immediate result of their sin. With the statutes of the Law came wisdom, cleanliness, integrity, prosperity and the healthiness that also yields a natural beauty…………fair to look upon. Natural beauty is one of the many blessings upon the seed to which the promise was made (Gen. 3:15). The Beauty of Holiness was not only in observing the precepts of the Law, but God created an image, male and female, that would be beautiful in their purpose as well as pleasing the eye.
That which constitutes the physical structure is all arranged by design in terms of function and purpose. God’s design of the body was on purpose: to perform the necessities of a life that would grow and obtain knowledge through experience.
Mobility, sight, hearing, feeding, sensitivity, smelling, handling, memory, strength, thought, communication, and the divine command to bring forth, were all positioned by God ( the designer and model) in a body “after our image and likeness”, being the intended receptacle/temple of the divine nature.
So are its purpose and physical properties ordained accordingly; in the beauty of holiness.
The open window to a divine innocence in the garden was shown in Adam and Eve, being naked and not knowing it. For God asked Adam, “Who told thee that thou wast naked? Genesis 3:11
Having lost the spiritual garment of virtue, through transgression, they were ashamed and saw their nakedness. They then covered the place of transgression and tried to hide from the Lord.
2 Corinthians 5: 1-7. The mortality of the fallen Adam, visibly was both naked and ashamed. The covenant Promise was ordained to overcome, by a spiritual clothing (anointing), the house from heaven, in which Adam and Eve first dwelt. Therefore no longer any nakedness or shame.
“Exchange the mortal for the Immortal robe, that nakedness be no more.” Mary Purnell. 1947
And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind Mark 5:15; Luke 8:35
Thus the traces of legend and earliest Christian art tells of the beauty of Mary called Magdalene, out whom were cast seven devils, which prepared her for a ministry to Jesus (which ministered unto Him of their substance[wealth]). She was given special privilege to sit at his feet and learn, unto whom the better part would be given: The everlasting memorial, being the first unto whom he would appear and first to be sent with the news to the scattered disciples in hiding. What Magdalene received by her cleansing was an anointing (clothing) for this primary position.
Rachel was beautiful and well-favoured. Genesis 29:17.
Hadassah, that is, Esther………………….and the maid was fair and beautiful. Esther 2:7
Isaac feared to say, She is my wife; lest, said he, the men of the place should kill me for Rebekah; because she was fair to look upon. Genesis 26:7.
So Judith was a widow……………..She was also of a goodly countenance, and very beautiful to behold. Now when the men heard her words, and beheld her countenance, they wondered greatly at her beauty. Judith 8:4&7; 10:14.
And Joseph was eighteen years old. A youth with beautiful eyes and of a comely appearance, and like unto him was not in the whole land of Egypt.
…………..Zelicah, his master’s wife, lifted up her eyes to Joseph and she looked at him, and behold he was a youth comely and well favored. And she coveted his beauty in her heart, and her soul was fixed upon Joseph, Jasher 44: 14 –16.
Even as was David………………
Solomon was in the lineage from Abraham to Jesus and renown for his wisdom and building of the temple. He was the seed through David and Bathsheba, fore-ordained. Initially it was the allure of her beauty that, through Solomon, would secure the continuation of the seed of promise to Jesus. David’s sin was great in both adultery and the arranged death of Uriah. Yet, Bathsheba was the appointed mother. Their first child’s death was in response. Had David allowed time, Uriah’s death would have come naturally in battle and Solomon would have been their first child. For as David was ruddy and handsome, (Song of Solomon 5:9-16) so Bathsheba was beautiful (Song of Solomon 4:1-12) to behold. Their son’s gift of wisdom, from God, was beautiful in the magnificence of the temple building. A figure of the temple of the Holy Ghost, which (as the Church) ye are.
There is necessary, another garment for the holy warriors, of whom David was a figure, for the end times.
For, “the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
“And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. “
………..for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.” Revelation 19:14 & 8.
“Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the spirit, which is the word of God;” Ephesians 6:13—17.
For this spiritual clothing is both a protection and an ever-present counselor to avoid vain attractions and alluring but treacherous beauty in the world.
3. For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed forever. And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth; so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered. Genesis 13:15&16
The generations of the earth and the generations of the heavens Gensis 2: 1 and 4.
The seed from Abraham divide into both generations. The bond wives bore the generations of the earth…….thy seed as the dust of the earth; and to dust it should return to the earth, and raised as angels in the resurrection: an innumerable company of angels: Hebrews 12:22.
“ For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham………….that he might be a merciful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.” Hebrews 2:16-17
Coming through Abram was the seed of Promise from Eden that would have its embodiment, first in Jesus, “the lamb of God which taketh away the sin of the world”. John 1:29
“He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.”
1 John 2:2. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19. 1 Timothy 2:3-5; 4:9-10. Psalm 68:18.
4. And the king of Sodom went out to meet him after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that were with him, at the valley of Shaveh, which is the king’s dale. And Melchisedek, the king of Salem brought forth bread and wine; and he was the priest of the most high God. And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth: and he gave him tithes of all. Genesis 14: 17 through 20
Hebrews Chapter 7…………………..
Melchisedek met Abram upon his return from the battle and blessed him. Abram gave a tenth of the spoils of the victory to Melchisedek. The blessing of eternal life was placed upon Abram, a carrier of that very seed, which would be realized in Jesus. Hebrews 7:11-25.
5. Fear not Abram; I am thy shield and thy exceeding great reward. Genesis 15:1
The entirety of the scriptures in prophesy of Messiah was the lineage- history of a people that were blessed with protections and abundance in times of obedience and observance of the sacred Covenant with God to Abram.
And finally, a violent recompense and scattering after the destruction of the temple, as foretold by a crucified Messiah.
An ending to volumes of superficial practices, corrupting the covenant through traditions of men, rejecting the one whom God had sent to restore the spiritual essence of the Sacred Covenant in flesh.
6. And he brought him forth abroad , and saith, Look now toward the heaven, and tell the stars, If thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. Genesis 15:5
And the germ of Promise followed the chosen portion of that diverse seed that came through Abram: the seed of the generations of the heavens, Genesis 2:1 and 4; These are the generations of the heavens and the earth, when they were created,
From Rebekah came Jacob and Esau; from Hagar came Ishmael.
From Jacob’s wife of Promise, Rachel, came Joseph and Benjamin. From Leah and the two handmaids came also 10 sons.
7. My covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations. Neither shall thy name any more be Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee. And Kings shall come out of thee. And I will establish my covenant between thee and me and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. Genesis 17: 4 through 7.
The two great folds: generations of Heaven and the generations of earth, shown in Genesis and illuminated in the Revelation 12, are divided into thirds. The third that stood with Lucifer (stars) and the two thirds (sun and moon) that stood with Michael in the war in heaven. Abram, by and through his several wives, begot several lineages to be carried down to the end time, that would be dispersed into all nations.
Isaac, being the son of Promise, begot Jacob and Esau, figurative of the two-thirds in their generations.
8. This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised. And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.
And my covenant shall be in your flesh for an everlasting covenant. Genesis 17:10-13.
Circumcise yourselves to the Lord, and take away the foreskins of your heart, ye men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem: Jeremiah 4:4
Only the Lord had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all people, as it is this day. Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiff-necked. Deuteronomy 10:15-16
For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ.
Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers. Romans 15:8
Jesus became the high priest—a minister of circumcision by the spirit of the most high God; who by the spirit, will circumcise his own elect. The circumcision of Abraham and his house was only a type of The Circumcision of God by his spirit. Jesus is in reality, the son of Promise, and Isaac the type of him who was to come. Star of Bethlehem, pg. 169-70.
The circumcision of the foreskin in the flesh did not destroy/ remove the carnal nature (which is the law of sin and death) from those circumcised. The circumcision by the high Priest, Jesus Christ, not only destroys the carnal nature but precludes the continuation of generations born in sin and shapen in iniquity.
If ye walk in the Spirit, ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. Galatians 5:24.
“A circumcised heart is the lust cut off” Mary Purnell, March 9, 1948
“Circumcision of the spirit takes away the blindness of the mind.” Mary Purnell, May 24, 1947
The life of the body is the Spiritual-child, which shall circumcise the foreskin of the heart; for the foreskin is the evil received by the transgression, which entered by the connection of the man and woman in sin. Can circumcision take away the evil? Nay! If a serpent bite you on the finger, and the poison enters the body, can you find a remedy by cutting off the skin of the finger because it entered there? Star of Bethlehem, pg. 654-55.
9. As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be. And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her. Genesis 17: 15&16
It is implicit to understand the blessing upon the parents to produce children from the Eden age commandment: be fruitful and multiply. This commandment and blessing was to the Eden generation that was created after His image and likeness; male and female, created He them.
These were the foregoing Generations of the Heavens; sons and daughters of God. This was a generation before the formation of Adam, who was taken from the dust of the ground and breathed into him the breath of life: generations of the earth. For after Adam’s transgression, he was told, he would return unto the dust out of which he was taken. To Eve, her sorrow would be not only in her conception but in her bringing forth children. Certainly not that which was ordained in the beginning concerning God and the image of his own eternity in the flesh.
“God made man to preserve the seed of God” Mary Purnell, March 25, 1948
“he which made them at the beginning, made them male and female. Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.” Matthew 19: 4and 6.
The second and third chapters of Genesis, written in similitude and parable were to seal the mystery of godliness, God manifest in the flesh, until the end time and the unsealing of the Revelation.
The second chapter mystery lay in the formation of Adam, without a soul, but “became a living soul” , and coincides with the deep sleep that God caused to come upon Adam wherein Eve is brought forth and the seed of Promise, (perpetual life) from the Tree of Life, is sown in her. Following is the third chapter story of transgression, transforming the wedded twain. But the Providence of God, by the nature within a woman, protects the seed of Divinity, which issued with her third son, Seth. Though satan tried to partake of that Divine Life, planted in the woman, and when failing, will then, in envy, seek to destroy it (Cain over Abel). 1 John 3:12 “Adam dwelt in paradise, but the substance of paradise was in Eve.” Benjamin Purnell.
The fore ordained plan of God cannot be altered nor destroyed;
and at last Eden is restored by the Law of the Spirit of Life. Romans 8:2.
Matthew 13: 24-30 and 36-43
in which the parable of Genesis, confirmed in the Revelation to John, stands open.
The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? From whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, an enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let them grow together until the harvest: and in the harvest say to the reapers, gather ye together first the tares, and bind them together in bundles to burn them: but gather ye the wheat into my barn.
……...his disciples came unto him, saying, declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field. He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; the field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wick one; the enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them that do iniquity; and shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
The introduction of the seed of the serpent (tares) with Eve in conception, broke the sole commandment and Divine order: All things after their own kind ( the unchangeable righteousness and nature of the Tree of Life). This action enabled the entrance and grafting of the dissimilar germ into the pure tree of life, thereby making Eve the mother of all living, as the initial tree of the knowledge of Good and evil. Becoming a kingdom divided, that cannot stand. Cain, the offspring, was first-born of the broken commandment (conceived in sin) and born into the fallen nature. The spiritually mixed germs of life in the child ( tares), yielded the mortal spirit of a carnal mind that would continue in sin, resulting in death to the body.
With Cain, the lineage of the fallen nature began in order. The spirits that once stood with Lucifer in heaven and were cast to the earth. Fallen spirits born into bodies of a fallen nature.
Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.
“Everyman is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath Conceived, it bringeth forth sin; and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. James 1:14-15.
It must be remembered that, God caused a deep sleep to come upon Adam. Genesis 2:21
Adam would also partake and thereby receive the tares from Eve ; after the manner of a sexually transmitted disease. Abel, her second child, by the appointed husband, was then conceived.
As shown above, the seed of Promise, sown in Eve before the transgression, and would be brought forth within her third child, Seth, from the lawful husband.
Therefore in Leviticus 15:16-18, is found the residual power of the tares. A man’ seed of copulation, that goeth out from him, is unclean and all that come in touch therewith are also unclean. The ritual of circumcision does not, has not, nor cannot change the forbidding law of sin unto death. It takes lust in the act of copulation to bring the seed of copulation from man, which defiles whatsoever it comes upon. With or without circumcision: “ When Lust is conceived, it bringeth forth sin.” Thus a commandment to Joseph, to keep Mary a virgin. Matthew 1: 24-25.
O thou Adam, What hast thou done? For though it was thou that sinned, the evil is not fallen on thee alone, but upon all of us that come of thee. 2 Esdras ,7:48
10. And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him. Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women. Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?
Given the Promise of being the parents of generations that cannot be numbered, as the dust of the earth and the stars of heaven; Sarah had passed beyond the time of life to produce offspring. The whole proposal naturally would seem …………..unbelievable as well as impossible.
11. Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him. For I know him, that he will command his children and his house hold after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord. Genesis 18: 10 through 19.
Surely, “When the hope of Israel is gone in the eyes of the world, I will begin my work”.
“All shall seemed to have failed of the House of Israel.” John Wroe
For a few scattered remnants still professing eternal life in the body, with no one having yet to fulfill that vision and all seemingly aged and past the time of life. Surely there is nothing visible to take note of or to be impressed with.
“God intends to overturn the wisdom of the world with some dried up, insignificant looking people.” Benjamin Purnell
12. And the Lord visited Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did unto Sarah as he had spoke. For Sarah conceived , and bare Abraham a son in his old age, at the set time of which God had spoken unto him. And Abraham called the name of his son Isaac. Genesis 21: 1 through 3
Pre-dating, by necessity, is the covenant of circumcision before the annunciation of returning to “the time of life” with particularly Sarah and also Abraham.
Circumcision in its fullest intention and spiritual import is the cutting off of the lust of the flesh, at the place it both entered and remains resident to this day with the fallen Adam and Eve.
Surely the aged Abraham and Sarah were not drawn to the motion of copulation through a carnal youthful lust for each other, as in the realm of fallen nature.
There was an entirely different nature and power of authority to bring forth this very child of promise to carry on generation, even to bringing a messiah to his people and a blessing upon all generations of the whole earth. A Divine Power and purpose enabled this singular purpose with an aged Abraham and Sarah. For as Mary, of the house of David, conceived the Messiah without the lust, or seed of man, so the beginning of that very generation (Isaac) shown the righteousness and spirit of the covenant of circumcision. Wherein the parents performed the blessing for the conception, precluding all lust; they having long passed the drawings of carnal pleasures toward each other. Thus the tree of life could return and overshadow Sarah for that conception; a power and authority that returned Sarah to her time of life. Abraham came in unto her, upon command to perform the Sacrament of Divine authority. A spiritual mandate that, of necessity, disannulled the natural, lustful desires of youth. Upon Divine foundation, only, is made possible a child of Promise born in flesh.
Deuteronomy 30:5; Jeremiah 4:4; 24:7 Romans 2:29
13. And Abraham went with Isaac toward the place that God had told him.
And on the THIRD DAY Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw the place at a distance which God had told him of.
And a pillar of fire appeared to him that reached from the earth to heaven, and a cloud of glory upon the mountain, and the glory of the Lord was seen in the cloud.
And Abraham said to Isaac, my son dost thou see in that mountain, which we perceive at a distance, that which I see upon it?
And Isaac answered and said unto his father, I see and lo a pillar of fire and a cloud, and the glory of the Lord is seen upon the cloud.
And Abraham knew that his son Isaac was accepted before the Lord for a burnt offering.
And Abraham said to Eliezer and Ishmael his son, do you also see that which we see upon the mountain which is at a distance?
And they answered and said, we see nothing more than like the other mountains of the earth. Jasher 23:40-47
Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. Genesis 22:2
Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off. And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you. Genesis 22: 4&5
Now that Abraham has a miraculous son of Promise by which the beginning of generations so promised could begin, the Lord asks Abraham to take this precious son and offer him as a burnt offering sacrifice to the Lord. What about the promise ? and, how in the face of such commandment?
Truly in the testings of faithfulness before God, the obvious, the normal, the straight forward, does not necessarily apply. This was a most poignant trial of faith for the father to offer his tenderly beloved and only son; not to mention, also having to answer to the mother, Sarah.
14. And the angel of the Lord called unto him out of heaven……………Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do anything unto him; for now I know that thou fearest God , seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me. Genesis 22:11&12
He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
And he that taketh not his cross , and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
Abraham counted God as faithful concerning His Promise. An heir for the promise after so many years barren, the miracle of Sarah’s conception, fulfilling the long awaited in God’s own time and God’s unconventional way. This was another twisting turn in the road of testing faithfulness. God would surely be pleased to forbid the stroke of the knife and spare the child of promise. Slay the ram of lust caught in the thicket of many things (worldly entanglements) is what Paul is teaching in Romans 12:1and 2
15. And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns; and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son. And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh; as it is said to this day. In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen. Genesis 22:13&14
Abraham rejoiced to see my day, and he saw it, and was glad. John 8:56
Abraham saw the mountain of sacrifice in vision on the Third day, as Jesus was born at the beginning of the third dispensation . He was shown in the cloud, that which was hidden from generations. And in the pillar of fire that reached from the mountain top to heaven, he saw the risen Christ in resurrection glory, arising before the dawn of the third day.
The antediluvian dispensation (Adam to the flood); the Mosaic dispensation (Shem to John Baptist); Jesus’ birth heralded the dawn of the third dispensation/day.
16. And Sarah was an hundred and seven and twenty years old; these were the years of the life of Sarah……and Sarah died in Hebron. Genesis 23:1&2
And I will make thee swear by the Lord, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell; But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.
Coming down from Eden and still practiced in ancient cultures, i.e. caste system of India. Mixing of seeds of diverse kinds was forbidden. For it was the transgression of this, Law of the Spirit of Life, that yielded a divided tree of good and evil, subject to sin and resulting in death.
17. And it came to pass before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born of Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham’s brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder. And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her; and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up. Genesis 24:15&16
Blessed be the Lord God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth: I being in the way, the Lord led me to the house of my master’s brethren. Genesis 24: 27
And I said unto my master, Peradventure the woman will not follow me. And he said unto me, the Lord, before whom I walk, will send his angel with thee, and prosper thy way; and thou shalt take a wife for my son of my kindred, and of my father’s house.
Genesis 24: 39
And they said, We will call the damsel, and enquire at her mouth. And they called Rebekah, and said unto her, Wilt thou go with this man?
And she said, I will go.
Foreordained is beauty in the wisdom of God.
“Ye shall overcome by the beauty of Zion” Mary Purnell
“O, ye daughters of my Mother, fair and lovely to behold,
Meet to be the Bride of Jesus, and the seed of Life to hold.” Red Song Book , 1904
18. And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death.
And Abraham gave all that he had to Isaac.
But unto the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Issac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country.
And these are the days of the years of Abraham’s life which he lived, an hundred three score and fifteen years. Genesis 25:5-7
There is a resurrection glory that is divided amongst the nations, the free gift of grace provided by God through the lamb, His son. The shedding of his blood, becoming the atonement/efficacy for the sins of the world, that ALL may be reconciled.
And there is a particular inheritance Promised to one seed, coming through faithful Abraham, that comes along with the persecutions of envy and jealousy and the great trials in faith to separate those of worthiness from those of another calling.
A living faith becoming established; daily working out your salvation with fear and trembling. Once having tasted of the goodness of God and the power of the world to come; fearing to do anything that would forbid the visits of that precious Virtue. It is the VISITATION, becoming a tangible reality. As Jesus, “though he were a son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered. Hebrews 5:8.
Benjamin Purnell spoke in 1909: “all that were given bodies were worthy of a soul.”
“The fall is a reality and was intended to raise man with knowledge..”
Jesus said, Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
What God has appointed and given as a gift (treasure) unto each, A Life and A Purpose;
………there your desire is fulfilled, for it is where your heart is also.
In the divine illumination of God’s Wisdom: As we reap what we sow, we become what we are.
In the deep of this illumination, what we Sow by free will, we must Reap accordingly.
You will reap what you have sown. Your reaping is always pre-determined by your sowing.
The reaping always equals the sowing; Everything brings forth of its own kind.
The Divine nature of God is both and ONE: our origin and our final destination.
In the resurrection, after having gone through the travail and earthen mold of fallen nature, there is an accountability (confession) and an acknowledgement of the Divine; a realization of our origin.
It is God’s eternal clemency, and Wisdom, that we place ourselves, through accountability, as to where we have chosen to be.
He hath sown into the fabric of our purpose, our heart’s desire.
We have reaped, through a sore travail of journeyed lessons, the joy in becoming what we are.
For Christ is not made perfect, until all are reconciled to God through the lamb of God, that has taken away the sin of the world in not imputing our sins.
Mary Purnell , “God’s hand is stretched out to give everything its desire” 6-15-1947
and, “God’s charity has permitted man’s desire to follow.” 11-22-1947.
“The inifinite Presence of God to give liberty.”
This is a most perfect love and realization that is awarded in time, by way of trials and temptations that are necessary to bring us to a living trust in God.
The seed of Abraham, and his child of promise, are the called, to fulfill the faithful lessons served by many adversities, the apparent failings of the prophecy, and finally, aging with infirmities also are added to human frailties in the testing of faith.
2 Corinthians 4:6-11. The knowledge and Glory of God…..we have in earthen vessels that the power may be of God and not of us…………..that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
Mary Purnell, 1928, ” Brother, be ready to give up all but your faith.”
This is, in fact, the substance of the deep and weighty lessons revealed in Abraham, written for us, upon whom the ends of the world have come.
BOOK of JASHER, Chapter 12
The many lessons of Abraham are begun with fire and his desire to please God and to rebuke and judge evil as so found.
The story tells of Abram’s destruction of his father’s images (gods) and the report made to Nimrod the king. Abram is arrested and brought before Nimrod to give an account. He testifies of the evils of image worship and idols and proclaims his faith in the ONE God of the universe, to which he has chosen to serve and not the idols nor the king. He is taken to prison and by law is sentenced to be burned. A great furnace of brick is erected and three days a fire is prepared as all of Nimrod’s kingdom is come to watch the execution spectacle, 900,000 in company. Abram is cast into the furnace and walks therein three days and nights without burning, nor his garment, nor the smell of fire upon him. Nimrod, after great dismay and a multitude in fear of Abram, sent for Abram to be brought forth from the furnace, but all that tried were burned and some died therefrom. Nimrod then went and saw the spectacle and called unto Abram to come out of the furnace, and he did. And all bowed down to Abram, to which he objected, but directed them to bow down to the only true God and to serve Him, by which he was saved alive amid the flames three days and nights.
FIRE was the beginning of Abram’s journey of faith,
written for the seed of promise, reserved for the last time.
Abraham’s seed in the Son, Jesus, was sent to baptize with the Holy Ghost and with fire. Luke 3:16; Matthew 3-11.
Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. 1 Corinthians 3:13.
“The lips of the righteous feed many.”
The following words from the messengers, Mary and Benjamin, whose testimony, the Star of Bethlehem, is the result and fruits in following faithful Abraham, having tasted the fire and known the liberty of the Sons of God.
“Trials only drive us closer to God” Mary, 11-16-47
“Israel in travail until Shiloh found in them.” Mary, 11-21-47
“Israel surrounded by wolves, but not fear because of Shiloh”. Mary 11-28-47
“Israel sorely tried and brought forth as pure gold” Mary 12-3-47
“God will raise up well prepared brothers and sisters to bear the battle. Sarah and Abraham were types of these” Mary 12-4-47
Mary 12-5-47: “ Think it not strange to have faith tried. Suffer gain of faith to go through grinding mill. Force of spiritual warriors must be courageous to re-establish Christ. Hard and strange contests in fighting satan. Armies of enemies shall be fearful. Must understand purpose of war. Holy warriors must be clothed with love. Love is the power of these warriors. Nation’s hearts will melt before these warriors. David’s war shall cease and Solomon’s reign begin. Spiritual warriors supplied by Christ’s kingdom. Floods of the dragon be overcome for evermore. Circle of peace shall surround them.”
“Ingathering to test our faith and prove worthiness. Grow not weary proves you are sons.” Mary 12-6-47
“Government placed upon those passed through tribulations. All found willing and obedient will be clothed with God presence”. Mary 12-7-47
“Self-love and prosperity shall be taken away” Mary 12-13-47
“Surrounded by legions of contrary spirits” Mary 12-15-47
“World hates my work” Mary 12-16-47
“When Israel in the spirit the world will be against them. Shiloh manifested in flames and storms”.
“Resist the strong spirits that would bar the way to your victory” Mary 12-20-47
“Call on the Presence of God to help and do it for you.” Mary 12-21-47
“Long preparation gave the messenger understanding of divine message” Mary 12-23-47
“All trials and persecution will prove blessings to Israel. Refreshing showers from darkest clouds.
Tried stones turn all things into victory.” Mary 12-25-47
“Perfect pattern, Jesus, was afflicted. Sons of God gathered ----devils appeared also.” Mary 12-26-47
“Labored and fainted not and kept faith unto this day”. Mary 12-27-47
“Encompassed with multitude of contradicting spirits.” Mary 12-29-47
“One mightier than Noah has come to help Israel escape. Holy Spirit has made provision for us to escape”. Mary 12-30-47
“The prize is still as unattractive as ever---through crucifixion, regeneration, resurrection and ascension---a route of trials and tribulations that grind one through between the upper and nether millstones; a schooling in self-sacrifice, self-control, and self-crucifixion.”
“Peace taken away from the earthly life” Mary 10-2-47
“Cannot doubt after passing through the fire.” Mary 10-3-47
“Faith will be ground down to last degree” Mary 10-8-47
“Unconditional surrender, only way to proceed” Mary 10-8-47
“Furnace produces transparent stone” Mary 10-18-47
“Flaming wall will defend place of ingathering” Mary 10-21-47
“Spirit of David originates to overcome serpent. Chosen vessels anointed to lead the way.
Thorny trial for all thus chosen. Trial necessary to burn up stubble and dross.
As refiner Lord will purify chosen ones. Abraham and Sarah types of the faithful.” Mary 10-22-47
“Purest holiness from crown of thorns. Satan will lay thorns on thy road. All fear taken from Israel and put on enemies.” Mary 10-23-47
“No place out of danger but in ark. Sorely tried by fallen spirits richly clothed.” Mary 10-24-47
“Israel are in a lions den. Israel sorely tried for satan is wroth.” Mary 10-25-47
“Carefully attend the furnace where white stone is tempered. Learned men of Jesus’ day set Jesus at naught. Trials, suffering necessary to purge the fruit. Preachers as lambs among wolves.” Mary 10-29-47
“Angel will usher you into place to be tried and tempted.” Mary 10-31-47
“Pathway not strewn with flowers. Must be willing to wade through mud….be willing to be advertised as the off-scouring of the earth. God going to work in a way the world cannot and will not enter in. If it is honorable and praiseworthy, then the old world would enter in. If satan was taken away before you overcome, how could you enter in? Fall is a reality; and was intended to raise man with knowledge. Sometimes battles may appear to be lost in order to sift out Israel. Israel know how things are coming out and are not discouraged ---even though defeated. Evil in us to prove us---to see if we will overcome it and enter in. God will take it away as you prove you don’t need it. When the world is against you and prejudice, it is a glorious thing for it shows where the CHILD lays. “ Benjamin 1909
“Spirit of Faith conquering all selfishness. Will see the fiery furnace where the Lord walketh. Must meet him in the furnace. Will destroy all dross material.” Mary 3-23-47
“Pillars tried as gold refined as silver.” Mary 5-19-47
“Circle of fire round about them for protection.” Mary 5-21-47
“Satan fights harder when nearer the gate. War—because flesh lusteth against the Spirit.
Mountain of suffering of elect seed of God brings blessings. Deepest suffering and humiliation---Mary.” Mary 5-22-47
“Spiritual war----none but anointed can fight the battle. Keep Word and you are immovable.”
“Loyal ones must pass through the furnace. Matters not what suffering---safe with Shiloh. Attention to Presence of God---shall understand.” Mary 5-30-47
“Seed of Israel are acquainted with sorrow and grief. Must be proved whether grafted. Accept with determination to climb the ladder.” Mary 6-1-47
“If whole world rises up against us, the Word will stand. If in greatest danger, in immortal spirit there is safety. Oh, how that has been proven over and over. Reject or accept is the programme of the second coming. Laugh at Israel until calamities come.” Mary 6-9-47
“Stand untouched by the inharmony about you. Spirit of David fears not to battle with Goliath. All returning to paradise must pass through the fire.” Mary 6-17-47
“God will cause Israel to do the work amid rejection and persecution. If hate evil will be kept in trials.
Wise shall dwell in love of God without doubt.” Mary 6-19-47
“God conceals the keys to cause attentive search. Holy Spirit will deliver all who give undivided attention.” Mary 6-22-47
“Look for miracles as in Moses’ Day and in Jesus’ Day.” Mary 7-2-47
“Keep word of his patience—shows long time in preparation.” Mary 7-4-47
“Star records to the faithful what they have seen. Tried stones will cause many to fall.” Mary 7-6-47
“Limited time to bear reproach and rejection. Near the door—work carried on by power of God.”
“Stand pure and clean, will have great assistance. Angels wait patiently for conditions to minister.”
“Too busy to get exalted. Only select vessels will quietly accept deliverance.” Mary 7-9-47
“Enemy permitted to come into Israel—makes close imitation. Receive all—turn in all for Kingdom’s sake.” Mary 7-10-47
“Pillar of fire to those who make a place for the second child.” Mary 7-11-47
“Master of ourselves—cannot be turned aside to rail.” Mary 7-12-47
“Thousands of spirits trying to turn you aside. Temptation cometh through dark spirits.” Mary 7-13-47
“Serpent seeks to make a prize of thee. Take none of Egypt’s stuff along with thee. Long preparation has made them firm to hold the line.” Mary 7-22-47
“Suffering is one of God’s angels. Hold Israel with bands of duty. Fear not multitudes—battle is the Lord’s. No harm can come to those who prepare for that day.” Mary 7-25-47
“Comforter meets you in your deepest sorrow.” Mary 7-30-47
“God will work when hope of Israel seems gone. Chastening rod makes faith fruitful.” Mary 8-2-47
“Chosen will be willing to give up all.” Mary 8-30-47
“Ingathering is results and not the beginning of great work. Woman kept back till appointed time of God.” Mary 8-8-47
“God is not mocked—must leave all relatives to put on immortality.” Mary 8-10-47
“Do the work when man-fearing spirit taken away.” Mary 8-22-47
“Crucify will of flesh—change to will of God.” Mary 8-24-47
“Terrible war soon to be all about you. Severe discipline is her love to raise them. Rejoice that the God of Israel has done it for us.” Mary 8-25-47
Deceiving spirits well dressed.
At first a small number breaking out of dark ways of the world.” Mary 8-27-47
“Kings of reason, captains of senses wage war. Long war between house of God and seed of serpent. Blessed to be chosen and called to this battle. Witness in Israel to go forth without purse. Labors and trials will be severe-- but doubt not.” Mary 9-1-47
“Shepherd will suddenly appear and justify by fire.
Established—then withdrew—for trial of immortal church.
Can’t fight battle without youthful apparel. Youthful apparel is loin cloth—virgin law.” Mary 9-2-47
“Grow not weary—all difficulties will be solved. God concerned that you have power over the beast.”
“Found in this Spirit—shall not want. Strengthened, directed, encouraged by holy angels. Not alone, your God Presence goes before you.” Mary 9-9-47
“Stronghold of safety prepared for your protection. Mother of Zion shows how to be obedient. Fills heart with love of God—the cure.” Mary 9-10-47
“Put on his spiritual body to pass the examination.” Mary 9-13-47
“Through fiery trials, be on the watch. Peter denied the Lord through fear of persecution.” Mary 9-15-47
“If have Jerusalem Above—care not for persecutions.” Mary 9-17-47
“No railing spirit against persecutions. Angels give another habit of mind. “ Mary 9-20-47
“Spirit of faith carries through all difficulties.” Mary 9-29-47
“Called to ingathering to prepare us.” Mary 9-1-48
“Magical rod of Moses precedes the deliverance of Israel. “ Mary 9-2-48
Enemies are they of thine own house.
Battle fought by a few, then Israel gather quickly.
Gathering of Israel will be in troublesome times.” Mary 9-3-48
“Little flock not afraid to bear testimony. Elect protected by His love.” Mary 9-4-48
“Israel to be tried by unjust things.” Mary 9-5-48
“Some are tried even before they reach the ingathering.” Mary 9-9-48
“Keep virgin law and God will be as a wall of fire about you.” Mary 9-11-48
“War in heaven is being fought again.” Mary 9-13-48
“Seed of Abraham under oppression in all ages. 144,000, Church Bride clothed upon to stand trials.” Mary 9-15-48
“Acknowledgement of I Am Presence, Shiloh, will draw protection about you.” Mary 9-23-48
“Live in the Truth and it will deliver you..” Mary 9-24-48
“Operation of faith subdues all things unto Him.” Mary 9-26-48
“Fruits of the Spirit will destroy the evil in man. If candle lit we can see what offends. Many stumble at the tried stones.” Mary 9-28-48
“Give strength to comfort the meek.” Mary 10-3-48
“Burning furnace with Lord walking in it.” Mary 10-8-48
“First overcomers blessed in special manner.” Mary 10-9-48
“Storm will come from jealous ones whose kingdom is divided.” Mary 10-10-48
“God protects the words of his prophets.
Lord raises up witnesses to contradict all argument.” Mary 10-12-48
“New song---Thou art worthy. Then the devil makes a prolonged battle. Destroys the mind that gives into it. But it shows how, determined call, delivers.” Mary 10-14-48
“Day star shall arise in your hearts suddenly as lightning. Reward for those who held out through persecution.” Mary 10-19-48
“Elect number must pass through great tribulation.” Mary 10-22-48
“No matter how strong the storm, it has no power against faith.” Mary 10-26-48
“Woman is here to reveal secrets hid for ages. She will be revealed with great army of angels.”
Written and assembled from February through Easter, 2010
R. James Taylor, Mary’s City of David
Edited, January 2015