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Fight the flood with the No-and-Yes Love of the Commandments and Beatitudes!

B. Cobbey Crisler
Posted Sunday, August 27th, 2017

Fight the flood with the No-and-Yes Love of the Commandments and Beatitudes!
[Transcribed by Warren with love in the wee hours for you!]

Here's more priceless, classic Cobbey Crisler: Our defense against the dragon and its FLOOD in Rev.12:1-3 (B16) is the "No-and-Yes" Love found in the Commandments and Beatitudes: (See Warren's PS#4 in online posting after this email blast.)
“The red dragon has seven heads and ten horns [Revelation 12:3]. What would that perhaps relate to? Methodius, an early Christian, writing at the last of the Third Century, indicates to those to whom he is writing that the ten horns of the dragon are the opposites of the Decalogue. What could gore us, lay us absolutely open, completely open to the world’s weapons than to deny the Commandments, fail to use them, or openly live in opposition to them?’

“Take the Commandments [Exodus 20: 3-5, 7, 8, 12, 13-17]. Reverse each one. Look what’s happening to our world today. See if the dragon’s horns are not goring humanity freely and with license.

“Thou shalt commit adultery” [Exodus 20:14]. Beginning to look like the rule rather than the exception. When that happens, that’s one of the dragon’s horns, if Methodius is correct.

“Thou shalt kill” [Exodus 20:13]. There’s hardly a television program in which we don’t come up with some fictionalized representation of murder.

“Thou shalt steal” [Exodus 20:15]. Time magazine reports shoplifting as the key crime in our country.

“What are the rules? Why are we ignoring the Commandments? What would the seven head, perhaps, relate to in Revelation 12:3? They have crowns on them. They’re claims to sovereignty when the crowns are on those heads.

“In the Book of Revelation we started right out with John saying [in Chapter 1, Verse 1] that the revelation was coming to him from Jesus and through Jesus from the seven Spirits of God [Verse 4]. Not eight, not six, but you find the seven Spirits of God mentioned throughout the Book of Revelation. Like the seven branches of the menorah, like Zechariah’s [4:2] beautiful vision of the Godhead in that way, seven lamps and seven pipes. These seven aspects of God, if denied, opposed, vilified, held up to ridicule, is that what those heads are claiming such sovereignty, is that what they’re doing within?

… “We find [in Revelation 12:1] womanhood “clothed with the sun, the moon under her feet.” Interestingly enough, the moon had a linguistic relationship to the curse upon woman, being the root of monthly. Yet woman is seen with total dominion over all material influences. Her feet are on the moon. That’s the symbol of dominion in the Bible; [it’s] to have everything under your feet.
That crown of twelve stars leaves no doubt that woman is seen here as a total remedy for Eve…”

… “Eve lost the battle with the serpent. Womanhood in the twelfth chapter of Revelation is the remedy for Eve’s loss. Woman has been blamed throughout centuries by theologians many for being the reason for the downfall of the race… If, as usual, we have things upside down, the remedy would have to see woman responsible for the salvation of the race. Interestingly enough we find her in Jesus’ parable [Matthew 13:33] putting the leaven in the within.”

“This dragon [Revelation 12:3], again the nature of our enemy here. What are the weapons? The dragon has heads, horns, crowns on the heads, a tail, flood. All these are weapons… And the tail. We talk about Star Wars, and here it is! One third of the stars of heaven cast to the earth [Revelation 12:4]. “The brilliant potential of those stars! Cast down! Trod under foot! Trampled upon! Because the tail of the dragon got them and they probably were defending themselves against the hypnotic heads, the hydra head, where flame and all that was coming out. Is our attention toward the head of the dragon?
And is the sting in the tail? That’s where Moses was told to pick up the serpent [Exodus 4: 3, 4]. Then the defense system of our within must involve knowing what the tail of the dragon would do as well as the head. Not just the obvious approach in this warfare, but the ambushments, the deceits, the smokescreens. Being surrounded by the enemy, to watch against that.”

The flood. In Isaiah [59:19] we’re told when the enemy comes in like a flood, what happens? “The Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.” The enemy does come in like a flood. Overwhelmed, one problem after the other. You get through treating one part of your body and it moves to another part. Or it combines in some kind of weird crescendo leading towards total disaster or death.”

“As this flood of propaganda, as well in effect, reaches towards our house where we live, where did Jesus tell us to build? On the rock [Matthew 7: 24, 25]. Then if the flood comes, and the flood still comes, but when it subsides and is through, we discover that our home is still there. Our foundation then is important in resisting this flood in our mental warfare. It is a flood. It’s not a trickle. The intent of the flood is to drown everything before it. “

“What is the standard that God lifts up? In Song of Solomon the bride, womanhood, symbolized in Song of Solomon [2:4], says, “his banner,” and an alternate word in Hebrew there, is “standard,” “over me [was] love.” Then the eighth chapter of Song of Solomon, [Verse 7] adds, almost tying in with our symbolism of Revelation 12 [Verses 15 and 16], “Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it.”

Weapon, then? Love. To the human sense of things it appears the most helpless type of weapon to use in a battle of what would seem to be between forces of a mentally galactic struggle. But instead, we discover Love to be the real and only weapon. It’s what resists the virus. It cannot come in and break up the host. Love then must be the leaven that gradually changes the whole lump of human thought...”

“…Why is this adversarial position set up to try to cast us down as one of the stars of heaven? Is our potential under draconian pressure to be cast down? Are we going to submit to what Eve listened to? Or are we going to accept the leaven? And love is the banner, remember, we’re told [in Song of Solomon 2:4] over us. And Verse 4 [of Psalm 109], “For my love they are adversaries; but I give myself unto prayer.”

“Another verse on Psalms tells us what we have already learned: “Through thy commandments thou hast made me wiser than mine enemies” [Psalm 119: 98]. We all know the avenues of approach through the Commandments. That’s what keeps our eyes open.

“After all, to have God’s kingdom [“the reign of divine Truth, Life, and Love be established” (Manual 41:10)] within us requires rules. That’s the basis of the government within. What is disease, but a state of bodily insurrection? Where did it come from? Where did that rebellion originate that decides that it will go independent of the rest of the system?

“When God has told us this doesn’t fit in with the holistic approach we see some physicians reaching for “All things work together for good” [in Romans 8:28]? But there’s a qualification, “to them who love God,” who are at the state of receiving His role, His prophesied role in such a wholeness.

“No wonder the dragon has got ten horns [Revelation 12:3] because the Commandments are our defense. We know what NOT to do. That’s what the Commandments [in Exodus 20: 3-5, 7, 8, 12-17] have told us. We also know what TO do. That’s what the Beatitudes [in Matthew 5:3-11] have told us.

“That ability of being able to say “yes” and “no” is the simplest mental defense that we have. Jesus knew it. He said, “Let your communication be yea, yea, and nay, nay.” [Matthew 5:37]. He said “Anything else cometh of evil.” No and yes, when to say either or both.

“Mental defense and Commandments and Beatitudes readymade, spiritually given to us so that we may never be in doubt what to say “no” to and what to say “yes” to. But the beast would break our commitment to such a standard. It’s the only standard that resists the flood of the enemy, even by the Spirit of the Lord.”
“War in Heaven”: Conquest of Inner Space, by B. Cobbey Crisler

You can buy your own transcripts of most of Cobbey’s 28 talks at a new website: www.crislerlibrary.co.uk Please email your order or inquiry to office@crislerlibrary.co.uk, or directly to Janet Crisler, at janetcrisler7@gmail.com]

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