A MERGING SPIRITUALITY IN THE LIMINAL SPACE OF THE MANDORLA
I attended a “Learning Experience” entitled “Summoned2Serve” presented by Leonard Sweet, Stephan Joubert and Lindie Strydom (presenter of “Geloof, Hoop en Liefde” on KYKNET TV) in the Kerksondermure Auditorium in Pretoria on 1 October 2016. Among other things, Leonard Sweet spoke about the Mandorla.
Wikipedia defines the Mandorla as follows:
A mandorla is an aureola, usually in the shape of a vesica piscis, which surrounds the figures of Christ and the Virgin Mary in traditional Christian art. It is distinguished from a halo in that it encircles the entire body, and not just the head. It is commonly used to frame the figure of Christ in Majesty in early medieval and Romanesque art, as well as Byzantine art of the same periods.
The term mandorla, from the Italian language name for the “almond” nut, refers to the usual shape. Sometimes however, especially in earlier depictions, the mandorla takes circular or elliptical forms. Sometimes, also usually in earlier forms, the mandorla is shown as the intersection of two circles. Rhombic mandorlas are also sometimes seen.
In icons of the Eastern Orthodox Church, the mandorla is used to depict sacred moments which transcend time and space, such as the Resurrection and the Transfiguration of Christ and the Dormition of the Theotokos. These mandorla will often be painted in several concentric patterns of color which grow darker as they come close to the center. This is in keeping with the church’s use of apophatic theology, as described by Dionysius the Areopagite and others. As holiness increases, there is no way to depict its brightness except by darkness. (Tom Lessing: also referred to as “The Cloud of Unknowing” where the contemplative becomes one with God). (Emphasis added)
In their book The Cydonia Codex: Reflections from Mars George J Haas and William R Saunders says this about the Mandorla:
“The mandorla, like the twin peaked mountain of Mars, embraces the opposing poles of all dualism. Hence it is a symbol also of the perpetual sacrifice that regenerates creative force through the dual streams of ascent and descent (appearance and disappearance, life and death, evolution and involution).” . . .
“The mountain of Mars (or Janus) which rises up as a mandorla of Gemini is the locale of Inversion—the mountain of death and resurrection; the mandorla is a sign of Inversion and interlinking, for it is formed by the intersection of the circle of the Earth with the circle of heaven. This mountain has two peaks, and every symbol or sign alluding to this “situation of Inversion” is marked by duality or by twin heads.” (Emphasis added).
Here’s another good definition of the Mandorla in an article written by Danile P Dwyer, “An Engaged Spirituality .”
An ancient symbol of integration, the mandorla, consisting of two overlapping circles, adorned the stained-glass windows of medieval cathedrals and other religious settings. ” The mandorla (the Italian word for almond) is the oval, almond-like space that is formed signifying integration.
A mandorla can also be said to form in the space where our work and our commitment to conscious presence meets and becomes one; in the space where the supposedly opposite poles of contemplation and action are resolved in a merging of body, mind, soul, and spirit.
The mandorla is a healing symbol of the benefits that come from reconciling two apparent opposites: light and dark, excellence and error, paradox and certainty, all coming together in each of us and between us. It is a fitting symbol for an engaged spirituality that integrates action and contemplation in the context of providing conscious and compassionate health care. (Emphasis added).
Let’s just be honest and say this from the very outset: The Mandorla has nothing to do with biblical Christianity. It represents a false Christianity based on mystery Babylon and the occult. The Mandorla is nothing else than a Luciferin and occult counterfeit of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Its very origin is clouded in mystery and the occult. Bear in mind that mankind’s history has always been presented in two ways — in the occult or mystical, mythical manner and the factual and truthful manner.
The occult rendition of the origin of the Mandorla sounds like this.
Set, the arch rival of Osiris, cast Osiris into the Nile River in a sarcophagus only to later find him and cut him into 14 sections. Isis, Osiris’ counterpart, went to retrieve the missing pieces but only recovered 13 out of the 14 pieces.
The missing piece was said to have been eaten by a fish in the Nile River. Isis then fashioned a phallus out of gold to help resurrect Osiris, who was reborn and became lord of the afterlife.
Please bear in mind the words “fish,” phallus” and “resurrection” because they are vital to a correct understanding of the Mandorla and its occult meaning and origin.
AS IN THE DAYS OF NOAH (Matthew 24:37; Luke 17:26)
Having seen and heard the many scandals some of the most prominent world leaders, royalty and their super rich compatriots have been involved in, particularly in child rape and probably also child sacrifice, Jesus’ warning in Matthew 24:37 and Luke 17:26 becomes crystal clear. Some of my readers may think I am overstating the facts and making too much of the Mandorla. Be that as it may. However, when the historical events before and after the Great Flood are taken into account, we cannot ignore the fact that things are indeed beginning to unfold as in the days of Noah.
Some argue that God destroyed the earth in the Great Flood because fallen angels married earthly women and spawned children who were monster giants the Bible calls Nephilim. Jesus’ words in Luke 20:34-36 fully debunks this teaching. The main reason, I contend, why God destroyed the world in the Flood must be seen against the backdrop of man’s attempts to substitute God’s Gospel of salvation with another and in so doing polluted and degraded His offer of redemption.
Very few Christians know that Israel adopted one of the most horrendous abominations the ante- and postdiluvian nations were guilty of, which was the so-called phallic worship. Phallic worship was intrinsically connected to the belief that sexual indulgences, especially in polygamous relationships, produced immortality.
Every time a man engaged in a sexual act, he believed that he was playing his role in stirring up the passion of his chief father god and mother goddess in order to ensure the fertility of his fields and flocks. This abomination could very well have begun with Cain who was a tiller of the ground and especially Lamech, the first polygamist.
To safeguard fertility and their everyday survival, the ancient religious hierarchy implemented various phallic rites and celebrations of vile nature to ensure that their god and goddess would continually perform their love making and so pass fertility onto everything else.
As a result, both male and female reproductive organs came to be venerated and worshiped. The male reproductive organ or phallus was called “The Staff” while the female was known as “The Door Of Life.”
Do you see how Satan, the mastermind behind these abominable practices, imitated and polluted the Gospel of God? No wonder God had to destroy the earth in his righteous wrath.
I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. (John 10:9).
But there’s more to this abomination as we continue to show how fast we are entering into “as in the days of Noah.”
Effigies of the male and female organs were displayed in every major shrine. At other smaller and more portable shrines “pillars” and “groves” they were erected near the sacrificial altars.
The triangle was associated with sex and the “triune” god of the pagans. It stood for the father god, mother goddess, and their firstborn son – the result of their first sexual act. It isn’t too difficult to see where Freemasonry came from.
Like so much else in Canaanite religion, the name and worship of Asherah (antoher name for Semiramis) were borrowed from Assyria. She was the wife of the war god Asir, whose name was identified with that of the city of ASHHUR, and thus became THE NATIONAL GOD OF ASSYRIA. She was also called the SHEKINAH.
In Canaan the chief God was EL. He was often depicted with an enormous phallus – signifying his potency. His consort was Asherah. Baal was their son. Baal’s fame eventually surpassed that of his father El.
The Canaanites loved to worship on hills [bamoth] called “high places” in the King James Bible. Beside every altar at least one “pillar” [mazzeba] and one “grove” [ashera] was displayed in “erect” position.
The male and female shrine prostitutes were always present during these religious ceremonies to render their services. (Unger’s Bible Dictionary, Merril F. Unger, Chicago, Ill., art. Baal, on p. 413). To this day prostitutes and women of ill-repute are known to call themselves the Shekinah.
Unger’s Bible Dictionary also says, ““a fertility god and the principal deity in the Canaanite pantheon…Baal’s representation was an upright stone column or pillar . . . A PHALLIC SYMBOL.”
The Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Vol. 2, on p. 265, describes the fertility rites of ancient Canaan as follows:
“FERTILITY CULTS – the oldest common feature of the religions of the ancient Near East was the worship of the great mother-goddess, the personification of fertility . . . The Old Testament furnishes abundant evidence as to the character of the religion of the land into which the Israelite came.
Fertility rites were practiced at the numerous shrines which dotted the land, as well as the major sanctuaries…
A characteristic feature of the fertility cult was a SACRAL INTERCOURSE BY PRIESTS AND PRIESTESSES AND OTHER SPECIALLY CONSECRATED PERSONS, SACRED PROSTITUTES OF BOTH SEXES, intended to emulate and stimulate the deities who bestowed fertility . . . Child sacrifice was also a feature of the rites.”
These things did not start overnight after the Great Flood. They were rampant in the antediluvian nations, to such an extent that God said, “Enough is enough. I am sick and tired of your sins. I am going to wipe you out.”
“As in the days off Noah,” the present-day so-called men of God are introducing another Gospel with symbols, effigies and signs that mirror those used during the ante- and postdiluvian world. And what’s more they are doing precisely what those pagans had done, believing that it procures for them eternal life.
We would do well to bear the following warning in mind.
Now these things happened to them [Israel] as an example and warning [to us]; they were written for our instruction [to admonish and equip us], upon whom the ends of the ages have come. (1 Corinthians 10:11).
THE ISIS AND OSIRIS CONNECTION
Isis and Osiris were none other than Nimrod and Semiramis who were both worshiped as gods during the post-flood Babylonian dynasty. God’s will and purpose for mankind were to spread out and settle across the entire surface of the earth and to worship Him and Him alone.
Contrary to God’s will and in stark disobedience to his command, Nimrod began to organize a one world order (a united open society with no borders or boundaries). It marked the beginning of pagan polytheism in the post-flood world—the snake, sun, and fire became their symbols of the pagan god on earth.
Human sacrifice was practiced openly. Bear in mind that human sacrifice, especially of little babies and children, has always been part and parcel of pagan worship. It allegedly gives the offeror enormous power and influence which, of course, is satanic to its core.
However, there were God-fearing people who began to resist Nimrod’s and Semiramis’ (Isis’ and Osiris’) evil and decided to take action. One of them was Noah’s eldest son, Shem. He organized a party of 72 co-conspirators who killed Nimrod and as a warning to prospective idolaters cut his body into little pieces and sent it throughout all the regions under his rule.
There are two reasons why they resorted to this kind of gore.
- To prove that Nimrod was not a god. You cannot cut a god into little pieces and scatter it throughout the world.
- As a warning to all Nimrod’s followers to stay away from his idolatrous system and to worship the true God.
Of course, God-haters will immediately seize the opportunity to use this gory story to attack the God of the Bible as they have done so many times in the past to vilify and attack Him because He commanded the Israelite to kill every man, woman and child in Canaan after He had set them free from their bondage in Egypt.
What they conveniently forget is that God granted the Canaanite a reprieve of 430 years (whilst the Israelite lived in bondage in Egypt) to repent of their evil ways, of which child sacrifices to their god Moloch was one of the most horrendous and abominable sins against God.
Semiramis was a conniving whore who knew how to manipulate her subjects and keep them in the dark. When Cush, her husband died, she married Nimrod, her own son.
When Nimrod was shown to be a fake and not a god at his death, Semiramis, plotted to reinstate and perpetuate his worship as an alleged deity. She had to do this to gain and maintain control over her subjects who were devastated by the death of her husband, Nimrod.
To accomplish her goal and to maintain her position as a goddess she did the unthinkable. She became pregnant, the father supposedly unknown, and seized the opportunity to prove to her populace that her pregnancy was an immaculate one, a virgin birth which she said was also the miraculous resurrection of her deceased husband, Nimrod.
To establish her own so-called deity, she maintained that she too was immaculately conceived. She taught her subjects that the moon was a goddess that went through a 28-day cycle and ovulated when full. She further claimed that she came down from the moon in a giant moon egg that fell into the Euphrates River as she emerged as the moon fertility goddess Ishtar.
It is a well-known fact that Semiramis was not only symbolized as a dove (the Holy Spirit) but also as a fish. The Babylonians believed the fish to be an aphrodisiac and it became the symbol for the Goddess of Love.
Hence the use of the fish in “Christian” symbolism. When her husband Nimrod was killed, cut to pieces and scattered throughout the Babylonian kingdom, it was said that only thirteen pieces were found, the fourteenth, his male reproductive organ, being eaten by a fish.
Semiramis, the compulsive liar that she was, claimed that Nimrod could not be brought back to life without the missing fourteenth piece and told the Babylonian people that Nimrod had ascended to the sun and was now to be called “Baal”, the sun god and that he forthwith would be present on earth in the form of a flame, either a candle or a lamp, when used in worship, a custom many Evangelical and Protestant churches have adopted. They have become obsessed with the idea to return to “Mother Church,” Roman Catholicism.
Now, this in itself is very interesting. Having heard that the fish was a symbol of Semiramis and that she was the one who regathered her husband’s torn body parts, the hidden or occult meaning of the Mandorla becomes evident.
Let’s look at it again.
Set (Shem), the arch rival of Osiris, cast Osiris into the Nile River in a sarcophagus only to later find him and cut him into 14 sections. Isis, Osiris’ counterpart, went to retrieve the missing pieces but only recovered 13 out of the 14 pieces. The missing piece was said to have been eaten by a fish in the Nile River. Isis then fashioned a phallus out of gold to help resurrect Osiris, who was reborn and became lord of the afterlife.
No wonder the Bible warns that the end-time will be “as was in the days of Noah (Mathew 24:37).” Having seen and heard on a daily basis the many scandals in a so-called civilized America — child trafficking, pedo-sacrifices to Moloch, Bohemian Grove, so-called “pizza and ping-pong” parties  where children are drugged and then raped, “spirit-cooking,” and raw Satanism, it is not at all uncommon to encounter so many modern-day Semiramises nowadays. Even the weeping and wailing of Hillary Clinton’s followers in the aftermath of her defeat reeks of the same Babylonian spirit who incited the Babylonians to weep at the death of Semiramis’ son, Tammuz. This spirit seems to be so overpowering that Israel too was enticed to weep for him every year for a duration of forty days in the time of the prophet Ezekiel.
Although they would vehemently deny it, this is what Leonard Sweet, Stephan Joubert and Lindie Strydom peddled to their deceived audience on 1 October 2016 in the Kerksondermure Auditroium, Pretoria when Sweet befuddled the minds of his audience with the Mandorla under the guise of Christianity.
As I said earlier, the Mandorla is not a Christian symbol. It has absolutely nothing to do with biblical Christianity. It is a pagan Babylonian symbol which they are using to bring biblical or evangelical Christians back into the Romish fold of the Vatican and to prepare them for the New World Order under Antichrist. May God have mercy on their pitiful souls and all those who have been duped by their Luciferian lies.
In part 2 of this short series I shall prove that much of what I have said so far is funded by George Soros who believes he is God shaping and changing the world into his own image – AN OPEN SOCIETY ALSO KNOWN AS THE NEW WORLD ORDER based on the Babylonian model and religion of Nimrod and his whore, Semiramis.
THE POWER OF SYMBOLISM
The saying “One picture is worth a thousand words” rightly describes the power of symbolism. An article from the “Hermes Reality Creator Series Books” describes symbolism as follows:
Symbols are very powerful and can be extremely useful tools in the creation of your world. The Ancients understood the power of symbols and used them extensively in and out of their culture for protection, fertility, wealth, crop germination, death and birth rituals. Naturally, the use of a symbol on an object for a particular task does not in itself bring about these conditions; consciousness must do that. However, using a symbol geared toward a certain thing can help consciousness to release and hone-in on the energy pattern necessary to bring about the desired manifestation. [Tom Lessing: Unbelievers will of course attribute the power of symbols to man’s consciousness. True believers know that is is not man’s conscioueness behind these symbols that make them powerful but the demons who manipualte them to their won advantage – Revelation 9:20).
Realistically, however, for this kind of thing to work, a symbol must be used over a great period of time and by many peoples. It is not enough for the ancient to use it and the modern day man not to. The pathway must be used on a, more or less, continual basis or the energy associated with that symbol will begin to fade. Remember, the more a pathway gets used the more efficient the energy pathway will be in reaching its desired goal. The most powerful symbols reach backward and forward in time as much as 10,000 years. Today there are many — still powerful — ancient symbols that you can use, as well as some new ones that society is now fabricating. Many of these new symbols will The pathway must be used on a, more or less, continual basis or the energy associated with that symbol will begin to fade. Remember, the more a pathway gets used the more efficient the energy pathway will be in reaching its desired goal. The most powerful symbols reach backward and forward in time as much as 10,000 years. reach into the future, for future generations to use, to help them to create their world. (Emphasis added).
Sebastian Guerrini, in his article “Rethinking Image, Identity and Design: The Power of Symbols” writes:
Just as the Greek Goddess Medusa turned all who gazed upon her into stone, the symbols of today also possess this power to transform all who look upon them.
Jordan Maxwell says in a YouTube video:
That’s the object of symbols. [It] is to manipulate consciousness. That’s why you have symbols because symbols tell you something and they speak to you.
From these few examples of the meaning of symbolism, it is evident that its main purpose is to manipulate the consciousness of people, especially in the creation or transformation of the world.
ICONOGRAPHIC IDOLATRY / UNDER THE BANNER OF THE CROSS
Iconography in whatever shape or form (statuettes, paintings, effigies, figurettes, mandorlas) do NOT, I repeat do NOT, demonstrate to the world that you are a Christian. Obedience to God’s Word makes you a Christ-follower (believer) and not what you sport around your neck. Not even a cross around your neck proves that you love Christ Jesus and that you are following Him (Johan 14:15). In fact, Satan and his demons know how to use these effigies to their own advantage and to the advancement of their kingdom of darkness on earth. The following photos illustrate this so well.
Like most biblical doctrines that are constantly altered and defaced to fit man’s petty agendas, so too the cross has become a magical tool to promote every Tom, Dick and Harry’s preconceived ideas and doctrines.
- To liberal church clergy like Nelis Janse van Rensburg, the Moderator of the DRC’s General Synod in South Africa, it is a banner to promote the LGBTQ agenda.
- To staunch Calvinists like Theo Danzfuss it is a banner to declare that Jesus Christ only loves the elect and died for them only on the cross.
- To Madonna it is a banner to promote her Kabalistic beliefs.
- To pop artists like Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Elton John and others it is a banner to further their billion dollar careers among “Christians.”
- To politicians like Barack Obama who is a devout Muslim, it is a banner to delude Roman Catholics (69.5 million members comprising 22% of the population) into believing that he is a devout Christian.
- To Richard Rohr it is a banner to promote the Mandorla way.
In an interview Hanlie Retief of Media24 had with Nelis Janse van Rensburg on 20th November 2016, he expressed his concern about the u-turn the Dutch Reformed Church has made subsequent to its final decision in 2015 that same-sex relationships are now recognized by the church. ENCA reported as follows on this landmark decision on 10th October 2105,
With a 64 percent majority, the church voted in favour of acknowledging same sex unions and allowing gay ministers to be ordained without the need for them to be celibate. (read here).
It has since come to the fore, according to the DRC’s own legal advice team, that the commission of appeal did not have the authority to make such a recommendation in 2015. A plethora of 700 church leaders promptly drafted a letter calling for Dirkie van der Spuy’s immediate resignation as Assessor (Deputy Chair) because he called the Gay and Lesbian u-turn of the DRC “A triumph for God’s Word.” Needless to say, it opened a hornet’s nest that places Nelis Janse van Rensburg in a very, very nasty position, to the extent that he had to make the following statement.
I do not agree with what he (Dirkie van der Spuy) says but I think too much is being made of it. Everyone has the right to express his emotions in his own circle. I had and in-depth talk with Dirkie. We have chosen to walk the journey together and we both embody the unity of the church. [Tom Lessing: And I have always believed it is Jesus Christ who was supposed to embody the unity of the church].
Hanlie Retief’s intro-words to the interview summarize Nelis Janse van Rensburg’s gay and lesbian model to accommodate diversity in the church to perfection.
Drawn-out, difficult pauses ensue from the Moderator on a windblown Wednesday in Welgemoed, somewhere in a set-pattern between the devil and the deep-blue sea.
Although she may not have intended it so, the “set-pattern” representing two opposites (Nelis and Dirkie, the so-called embodiment of the unity of the DRC Church) is a perfect Mandorla which may be pictured as follows.
The cross in the middle of the Mandorla (between Nelis and Dirkie) typifies the fallacy so rampant among many church clergy nowadays, that the taking up and carrying of the cross exemplify hardship, persecution, destitution and suffering, especially in the quest for unity and peace among opposing parties and their beliefs.
And indeed, the heading of Hanlie Retief’s interview “Hanlie speaks to Nelis Janse van Rensburg – Everyone carries a cross on this journey” proves to what extent the biblical doctrine of the carrying of the cross has morphed into an instrument of mere hardship and suffering. This is the main reason why the Emergent Church fraternity has fallen prey to the misconception that the poor and destitute are the genuine cross-bearers regardless of whether they are saved or not. Unsaved people cannot take up their cross and carry it because they are not following Jesus. Therefore, you cannot and may not make a blanket statement that everyone should take up their cross and carry it.
Nelis Janse van Rensburg is supposed to know this (“Art thou a Moderator of your Church, and knowest not these things?” – John 3:10). His inappropriate and fallacious references to the cross during the interview shows that he misinterprets the meaning of cross-bearing. He said:
The day when I was elected, I realized that my days of activism were over and that my role has changed. I have been working immensely hard but I did it with a cheerful heart. When people accuse me of bad things, I know it is not because of me they are doing it but the role I have to fulfill. This is the cross I now carry.
I told the guys who voted against the 2015 decision: Your church’s decision is hard for you to swallow. It is now cross-bearing time. [Tom Lessing: So now suddenly, when you begin to counter and misinterpret the Word of God to your own destruction and that of others, it is time to take up your cross and carry it. Cross-bearing then becomes a necessity to overlook sin and actively develop his Word into something different from what God intended it to be? Really?].
I want to say it again. The horror of it all is that the ones who must carry the heaviest cross are the gay people. And the only thing they hear is a church that says ‘NO!’ to them.
I want to say to you: The church did not say no to you in all respects. The church also said yes to you which makes the cross a bit lighter [and more bearable]. [Tom Lessing: The picture on the left shows how grossly the DRC is distorting the Gospel of Jesus Christ and, to say the least, it’s not nice, NOT NICE AT ALL. It is another Gospel, another Jesus and another spirit – “I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. (Galatians 1:6-9)].
In each of his references to the cross, Nelis Janse van Rensburg associates it with suffering, outcasting, emotional pain and suffering, sorrows, and anguish. Did Jesus have this in mind when He said, “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it”? (Luke 9:24-25).
The cross was an instrument of death. Yes, of course, suffering went hand in hand with hanging on a cross but its ultimate purpose was to put to death the criminals who were nailed to it. And here, in the phrase “put to death,” we find the true meaning of the cross.
So then, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation, but not to our flesh [our human nature, our worldliness, our sinful capacity], to live according to the [impulses of the] flesh [our nature without the Holy Spirit]— for if you are living according to the [impulses of the] flesh, you are going to die. But if [you are living] by the [power of the Holy] Spirit you are habitually putting to death the sinful deeds of the body, you will [really] live forever. (Romans 8:12-13).
Once you are saved, you receive complete forgiveness for your sins. However, from that day onward the Christian is at war with his own fleshly nature (“old man,” as it is also often called). It was actually this in particular to which Paul referred when he wrote:
For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 5:19-21).
What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. (Romans 6:1-6).
For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
There are no degrees of comparison, ranging from heavy to heavier to heaviest, in the carrying of the cross (putting to death the old nature) as Nelis Jansen van Rensburg suggested in his statement, “The horror of it all is that the ones who must carry the heaviest cross are the gay people.” Death is obliviously dead to degrees of comparison. It knows only ONE thing – DEATH. It is impossible to place a cross (death) in the liminal space of a Mandorla and encircle it on two opposite sides with a “light cross” (a lighter death) and a heavier cross (a heavier death). Nelis Janse van Rensburg should know this.
“Art thou a Moderator of your Church, and knowest not these things?” – John 3:10
Am I now trying to win the favor and approval of men, or of God? Or am I seeking to please someone? If I were still trying to be popular with men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ. (Galatians 1:10: Amplified Bible)
THE CONTEMPLATIVE HEGELIAN CHANGE AGENTS
If your answer was “no boundaries,” “open borders,” “no borders” or “open society” you would be spot-on. (Please bear “open society” in mind because it will blow your mind to hear who is funding much of the Emergent Church’s contemplative spirituality and the mysticism of Roman Catholicism).
For the sake of more clarity, I need to remind our readers from the outset that the removal of boundaries or borders is not an exclusively socio-political phenomenon of the New World Order; it is also a spiritual phenomenon to which many church leaders aspire in their quandary to unify opposites and to eradicate duality or dualism.
In the socio-political arena servitude (Summoned2Serve) amounts to a service (bondage) to the state. The globalist elite who are the puppet masters pulling the strings behind the scenes with their vast financial resources will eventually forge a United States of two opposites – Communism (Totalitarianism) and Capitalism (Democracy) (possibly Trump and Putin who already have extended their Mandorlian tentacles of reconciliation to one another to form the ten toes consisting of a mixture of iron (Totalitarianism) and clay (Democracy) as the Bible succinctly calls it).
Anthony Sutton in his book America’s Secret Establishment: An Introduction to the Order of Skull and Bones, says on page xiv
Progress in the Hegelian State is through contrived conflict: the clash of opposites makes for progress. If you can control the opposites, you dominate the nature of the outcome. [Tom Lessing: The recent presidential election in America is a telling example of how two opposites (Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton—the “good” and the “bad”) were controlled and manipulated by a third party to progress on the road to a New World Order.]
We trace the extraordinary [Yale] Skull and Bones influence in a major Hegelian conflict: Nazism vs. Communism. Skull and Bones members were in the dominant decision-making positions Bush, Harriman, Stimson, Lovett, and so on – all Bonesmen, and instrumental in guiding the conflict through use of “right” and “left.” They financed and encouraged the growths of both philosophies and controlled the outcome to a significant extent.
He continues to say on page 164:
The State in practice becomes all powerful. The immediate task of “the revolution” is to convey all power to the state, and modern Marxist states operate under a constant paranoia that power may indeed pass away from the hands of the State into the hands of the people.
. . . If Marxism is posed as the thesis and national socialism as antithesis, then the most likely synthesis becomes a Hegelian New World Order, a synthesis evolving out of the clash of Marxism and national socialism. Moreover, in this statement those who finance and manage the clash of opposites can remain in control of the synthesis [New World Order].
. . . The Order [Skull and Bones] has artificially encouraged and developed both revolutionary Marxism and national socialism while retaining some control over the nature and degree of the conflict.
What Sutton describes here is nothing else than the socio-political Mandorla. On the other hand, this, in turn, is nothing else than the Kingdom of God on earth the Emergent Church (together with Stephan Joubert, Leonard Sweet, Johan Geyser, Trevor Hudson, Tony Jones and Jannie Pelser, to name but a few) want to establish on earth wherein every Tom Dick and Harry of every conceivable religious persuasion can live happily together in the liminal space of the Mandorla of the New World Order.
THE FALSE KINGDOM OF GOD
The notion that the church will usher in the Kingdom of God as opposed to Jesus Christ ushering it in with his literal return to the earth is indicative of the contemplative/emerging mind-set. (It is also classic dominionism).
The following quote from the mouth of Jannie Pelser, Head pastor of the Rant and Dal Community Church in Krugersdorp, South Africa (which has since been renamed “PRISMA”) says it all.
“I dare you to show me where Jesus commanded people to make sure they will go to heaven. Show me one place where Jesus commands us to make sure that people go to heaven. The command is to go and tell people that heaven has arrived on earth and that it is breaking through into every part of the world. And you and I, my, our calling is to set up the signs of God’s approaching glory on earth and not to focus peoples’ eyes on a pie in the sky when you die while the world around us goes lost in every day’s struggles to exist.” . . . “Jesus did not come to save peoples’ souls. He came to establish God’s rule [his Kingdom] on earth.” [Tom Lessing: Pelser’s Jesus is another Jesus because the real Jesus of the Bible said, “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10)].
Well, Mr. Pelser (I refuse to call him Reverend, Pastor or Dominee Pelser), “heaven” has indeed arrived in Krugersdorp where your PRISMA church is located and where every single street lamp pole is polluted with abortion adverts. Now, that’s what you may call heaven on earth but I don’t think God would approve of your crazy definition of heaven on earth.
Like America, South Africa has become a cesspool of black and white child-killers who claim that unborn babies have no constitutional rights.
Unborn babies have no right to life and no right to breath in the air of freedom Nelson Mandela and the ANC gushed throughout South Africa, and therefore must be destroyed in their mothers’ wombs by the most horrendous, evil and torturous ways imaginable.
According to the global reproductive health group Marie Stopes International, 260, 000 abortions take place in South Africa every year which amounts to the murder of about 712 babies per day. Of these, the group performs 37,000 and the Health Department, according to its 2012 statistics, more than 77 000.
Ask yourself this: Of the 260, 000 aborted babies per year how many of them could have been another Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela who could have contributed things even greater to South Africa? The irony is that Nelson Mandela signed the law legalizing unlimited abortions.
The most tragic fact about Mandela’s signing of the abortion law is that he did it under the duress of globalists Henry Kissinger and George Soros. He too was a puppet of these infamous globalists whose aim it is to set up a New World Order
Perhaps you may be asking: What on earth has this got to do with the Mandorla? Well, it glorifies the idea that there are no boundaries (restrictions) in moral ethics and that you can do as “thou wilt” without having to bear and face the consequences.
Pelser’s infamous words, as quoted, above, sum up to perfection Satan’s Mandorlian plan to usher in his New World Order of a One World Government, a One World Monetary System and a One Word Religion. It typifies Nimrod’s and Semiramis’ one world government with all its atrocities, in particular, the sacrifice of millions of babies to Baal.
Christians should no longer pray for God’s model of his Kingdom to be established on earth, a Kingdom with Jesus Christ ruling the nations from the throne of his father David in Jerusalem wielding an iron rod (Psalm 2:1-12), and every knee bowing and every tongue confessing that He is Lord, to the glory of God the Father (Romans 14:11).
No! according to Pelser and all the other enemies of the cross of Christ, we should opt for a Kingdom consisting of a mishmash of every conceivable religion, a Mandorlian non-dual (Prisma) kind of church where Satan is the guest of honor. It is a disgrace that so many pastors in South Africa are working toward the building of a middle road which is nothing else that the Mandorlian way.
In an interview with Sondagjoernaal (Radio Sonder Grense) on Sunday 9 October 2016 Jannie Pelser proudly referred to the “#inthemiddle” Facebook and Twitter community who have all pledged to travel on the middle road or to live in the middle ground. Little do they know that they are pledging allegiance to the occult Mandorla and not Jesus Christ of the Bible. Jesus warned that the way to heaven is a narrow way and not a compromising middle way (Matthew 7:14).
Of course, we all want to live in peace and harmony with our fellow South Africans in our beautiful country. However, true Christians dare not and may not compromise their faith for the sake of a middle road or to strengthen a Mandorlian middle ground. God hates double-mindedness. The prophet Elijah rebuked Israel for doing just that. When Ahab became king of Israel and reigned for twenty-two years he married Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal, king of the Sidonians.
She immediately began to systematically kill God’s prophets. By the grace of God and his protective and caring hand the prophet Elijah remained unharmed. He beseeched God to send a drought that lasted three and a half years. When at last he confronted Ahab’s and his evil wife’s idolatry and sins, the king blamed Elijah for the hard times they encountered.
“When Ahab saw Elijah, Ahab said to him, ‘Are you the one who is bringing disaster on Israel?’ Elijah said, ‘I have not brought disaster on Israel, but you and your father’s household have, by abandoning (rejecting) the commandments of the Lord and by following the Baals. Now then, send word and gather to me all Israel at Mount Carmel, together with the 450 prophets of Baal and the 400 prophets of [the goddess] Asherah, who eat at [Queen] Jezebel’s table.'” (1 Kings 18:17-19, Amplified Bible).
Things haven’t changed much since then because lukewarm Christians usually blame Christians who firmly stand on the Word of God and refuse to compromise it in any way for all the problems in the country.
In fact, that’s exactly what Jannie Pelser had done in his interview with Sondagjoernaal.
Jannie Pelser: Thank you very much. You know . . . I call them the middle ground people, ordinary folk who are tired and exhausted of politics, and struggling, and fighting, and differences, and arguing, and debating.
All these things are laborious, and I think the vast majority in South Africans, namely the believers, say ‘Can’t we just continue with the work? [Tom Lessing: “the work” equals “Summoned2Serve”] Can’t we just go ahead to give effect to a South Africa and a context within which there is a beautiful and rosy future for us, our children and grandchildren?
We want to bring an end to the fighting. On the left and on the right sides of this middle group are the opportunists, the people who exploit the emotions of people to their own personal advantage, whether it is financial or political or for whatever other reasons, and so forth. We should rid ourselves of these people and say, ‘We want to focus on the new day [Tom Lessing: He could just as well have said ‘the New World Order] God has in mind for us.
Have you noticed Pelser blaming the opportunists—the liberals on the left and the fundamentalists on the right—for the problems in South Africa in the same way King Ahab blamed Elijah for the drought in Israel? According to Pelser, the best way to rid ourselves of these varmints is to take the middle ground, the Mandorlian liminal space of Baal, to make our problems disappear.
What Jannie Pelser described here is nothing else than the end time Laodicean Church which consists of a hotchpotch of lukewarm “Christians” who have opted for the middle road and love to surround themselves with false teachers who tickle their ears.
And then Pelser has the audacity to point his finger at someone else and label them opportunists who are exploiting the emotions of people to their own personal advantage. You, Mr. Pelser, you and your Emergent Church cronies, including, Stephan Joubert , Johan Geyser, Leonard Sweet, Trevor Hudson, and Nelus Niemandt are the ones exploiting the masses, teaching them not to think critically but to leave their minds at the threshold of the abominable Mandorla so that you may bamboozle them with your garbage.
Jannie Pelser is living proof that God’s Word is prophetically 100% true.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. (2 Timothy 4:3-4).
For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works. (2 Corinthians 11:13-15).
Nonetheless, true Christians should not fear because Jesus Christ has already overcome the world with its abdominal middle road (John 16:33) with its George Soroses, Rothchilds, Bilderbergers, Skull and Bones and Bohemian Grove buffoons, the Clintons, the Podestas the Illuminati, CFR’s, Satanists, Mandorlas, Christ-haters, New World Order protagonists, Islam and Roman Catholicism, and every other false religion, Moloch worshipers and Satan himself.
THE MANDORLA TWIN – INTEGRAL SPIRITUALITY
Integral spirituality championed by Ken Wilber, Thomas Keating, Leonard Sweet, Richard Rohr, Stephan Joubert, Ron Martoia, Rob Bell, Tony Jones, Johan and Theo Geyser, Trevor Hudson and many others, is the fulcrum of a multitude of mystical paradigms the Mandorla gods have embraced to build an interconnected, unified spirituality where every conceivable opposite merges into a non-dual and unified oneness.
The maxim “all is one and one is all” is reaching a climactic crescendo in our time. Indeed, the Emergent Church is reaching its final stages of development into a MERGENT CHURCH.
In his book No Boundary: Eastern and Western Approaches to Personal Growth Ken Wilber writes:
“THE ULTIMATE METAPHYSICAL SECRET, if we dare state it so simply, is that there are no boundaries in the universe. Boundaries are illusions, products not of reality but of the way we map and edit reality. And while it is fine to map out the territory, it is fatal to confuse the two.” (Emphasis added).
Wilber’s nondual stereotype of an integral spirituality denies the fact that it was God who set the boundaries between good and evil in the Garden of Eden. Instead it was Adam’s cocky behavior that cultivated the Tree of Knowledge of good and evil which was, as he put it, “really the tree of the opposites of good and evil.”
In hindsight, it was not Adam and Eve’s disobedience and rebellion that plunged them and the entire human race into sin and death but Adam’s unilateral cocky decision and desire to draw a fatal boundary between good and evil. (1 Timothy 2:14). He writes
And when Adam recognized the difference between the opposites of good and evil, that is, when he drew a fatal boundary, his world fell apart. When Adam sinned, the entire world of opposites, which he himself had helped to create, returned to plague him. Pain vs. pleasure, good vs. evil, life vs. death, toil vs. play—the whole array of conflicting opposites swept down on humankind.
What these Mandorla gods with their yawning portals to hell conveniently forget is that God put enmity between opposites. He never intended to enclose himself in an almond-formed Mandorla with his left hand outstretched to evil and his right hand to good and saying, “I now pronounce you husband and wife.”
“And I will put enmity (open hostility) Between you and the woman, And between your seed (offspring) and her Seed; He shall [fatally] bruise your head, And you shall [only] bruise His heel.” (Genesis 3:15).
If God is the epitome of good (Luke 18:19) and Satan the depths of evil, and if heaven and hell are two eternal opposites in regard to either the presence or the absence of God, whoever dares to marry the two is woefully lost.
Woe (judgment is coming) to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! (Isaiah 5:20, Amplified Bible).
Despite this stern warning Richard Rohr, one of Stephan Joubert’s liminal protagonists (occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold), writes:
The binary, dualistic mind cannot deal with contradictions, paradox, or mystery, all of which are at the heart of religion. Sadly, a large percentage of religious people become and remain quite rigid thinkers because their religion taught them that to be faithful, obedient, and stalwart in the ways of God, they had to seek some ideal “order” instead of growing in their capacity for love. These are not bad people; they simply never learned much about living inside of paradox and mystery as the very nature of faith.
If the binary, dualistic mind cannot deal with contradictions, paradoxes, mysteries and the merging of opposites then Jesus was a total failure and a charlatan who wielded an unsharpened sword.
On the contrary, his sword was not, I repeat NOT, in the very least blunt. (Mathew 10:34). In fact, it is a two-edged sword sharpened to perfection unto the dividing (separation) of “soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12).
By virtue of the fall in the Garden of Eden, mankind has always been audacious enough to mix, mingle, co-unite, and merge in Mandorla-liminal fashion his soulish and spiritual proclivities. Because the heart is deceitful above all things and so desperately wicked (Jeremiah 1 7:9), his motives are often a strange mixture of the spiritual (pneuma) and the soulish (psuché).
The sharply lineated opposites between spirit and soul are so patently at enmity with one another that God deemed it necessary to write the following in his Word.
For the sinful nature has its desire which is opposed to the Spirit, and the [desire of the] Spirit opposes the sinful nature; for these [two, the sinful nature and the Spirit] are in direct opposition to each other [continually in conflict], so that you [as believers] do not [always] do whatever [good things] you want to do. (Galatians 5:17, Amplified Bible).
Paul elucidates the direct opposition and continual conflict between man’s soulish nature and the Holy Spirit, as well as the desires of his own redeemed spirit as follows.
For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin. (Romans 7:18-25)
Therefore, it takes a supernatural discerning agent such as the Word of God (a two-edged sword) to sort out the conflicting or opposing desires of the soul and the spirit and to expose everything that is of the flesh so that the saint may walk in the spirit.
This alone proves that the Mandorlian dismissal of opposites and the merging of conflicting poles is one of the worst enemies of Christ Jesus and his Gospel. In fact, it is a Luciferian plot against God and his Son under the guise of “growing in the capacity for love.”
Hence Richard Rohr’s indictment, “Sadly, a large percentage of religious people become and remain quite rigid thinkers because their religion taught them that to be faithful, obedient, and stalwart in the ways of God, they had to seek some ideal “order” instead of growing in their capacity for love.”
Stephan Joubert echoes Richard Rohr’s idea of love in his book “Jesus Radical, Righteous, Relevant. Kingdom, Church and World: Where do I fit in?”
“How many, spiritual conversations have you had in the past. year?” someone asked me the other day. “I do not understand your question,” I said. I no longer distinguish between spiritual or “unspiritual” conversations. [Tom Lessing: Notice the Mandorlian merging of the spiritual and the non-spiritual]. I do not consider myself more spiritual when I speak about the Lord or less spiritual when mundane matters like leisure or shopping for food are discussed. My life is not divided in separate compartments. There is no division between religion and the rest of my life. Either everything is spiritual; or nothing is spiritual. If I first switch into spiritual gear when I begin to talk about the Lord, I diminish my perception of Him. Then He is only Lord of my heart and-not the Lord of my entire life. Then He is not the hearer of my every word, or guest of children safe in the- presence of their Father. Praising the Lord is the new colloquial language of all Jesus’ followers. It is no longer about slavish obedience to a formal commission, as some of us today understand the evangelical mission in Matthew 28:19-20.
No, it is about a living relationship with Jesus which draws them magnetically to those who thirst for God’s living water. The motive is not really the commission, but love for the Commissioner. This loving relationship overwrites even obedience. It is indeed the only motive for obedience. The irony is that it is possible to be obedient to someone without loving him or her. But not the other way round. Never. That is why Jesus’ love draws His followers to Himself and to others. And that is why: they praise Him constantly. Praise is the new way of honoring the Father for huge victories accomplished by His small people. So it doesn’t happen only in church services but also in everyday life. Together with the angels ‘Jesus’ people are overjoyed at each and every individual who comes home to Jesus (Luke 15:10). In fact, celebrating the recovery of God’s lost property is the biggest festive occasion in the ekklesia.
The only driving force for Jesus’ followers? A passionate, all-consuming loyalty to and love for Him. It is more than enough – even though they never know beforehand what is going to happen in each particular conversation, interaction or meeting. They simply have to cross the street to where life abounds and trust their own intuition. They simply have to leave their predictable comfort zones and watch the Lord at work.”
Although the underlying meaning of the above excerpt from Stephan Joubert’s book may not be clear when you read it the first time, it becomes plain that his purpose is to find the Mandorlian liminal space between a spiritual and mundane or secular evangelism when you read it a second time – an “everything is holy” kind of evangelism, an evangelism where there is no demarcation between spiritual and unspiritual conversations, to coin Joubert’s own phrase.
Like Richard Rohr he deliberately ventures to erase the dividing line between rigid spiritual conversations characterized by a stalwart and faithful obedience to God’s Word, and mundane conversations energized by love and compassion which, as Joubert writes, is the only motive for obedience.
Although a saint’s conversations should always be governed by love for Jesus Christ and his fellowman, love alone cannot bring individuals home to Jesus and so fill “Jesus” people with an overjoyed gladness together with the angels (Luke 15:10). A mundane conversation over a cuppa coffee at Mugg and Bean may have its relational benefits but it cannot bring individuals home to Jesus Christ. It is the truth – God’s rigid, stalwart and uncompromising Truth – that’s sets lost sinners free and not a kind of love expressed in mundane conversations.
A HELLISH LOVE
There are two kinds of love – a heavenly love and a hellish love or a godly love and a devilish love. The latter very easily accommodates both sides of a paradox and dumps it into the liminal space of the Mandorla while a godly love exposes the devilish love for what it is, even though it may aggravate and anger the ones whose hellish love they expose.
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful. (Proverbs 27:6)
The apostle Peter thought he was doing the adorably loving thing when he tried to prevent Jesus Christ from going to the cross. This was how Jesus responded.
From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and
scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee. But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men. (Matthew 16:21-23)
Whoever does not set their minds on the things of God and pooh-poohs the rigid, stalwart and uncompromising truth in God’s Word with the purpose to create a Mandorlian liminal space where a godly love and a devilish love may comfortably rest in each other’s arms, are nothing less than stalwart enemies of the cross of Jesus Christ.
Although some may acknowledge the cross and even love to wear effigies of the cross around their necks (see picture on the right), they also love to embrace in paradoxical Mandorlian style the enemies of the cross.
Just to remind you what the ostensible opposites of the Mandorlian paradox in the picture on the left really looks like, let us watch this video
Did you hear Oprah say “My holiness is my salvation” and “My salvation comes from me”? You did? Well, now we can understand why Stephan Joubert and his cronies believe that everything is holy and that there is no difference between spiritual and unspiritual conversations. Everyone is holy, therefore everyone is saved.
In fact, Richard Rohr, Stephan Joubert, Leonard Sweet and Lindie Strydom firmly deny the notion that some are “IN” (Christ) and some are “OUT.” If everyone is holy then everyone is saved, according to their thinking. Like Oprah Winfrey and Richard Rohr, they are enemies of the cross of Jesus Christ.
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. (1 Corinthians 1:18)
Indeed, Oprah Winfrey took God out of the box and Richard Rohr, Stephan Joubert, Leonard Sweet and Lindie Strydom have put Him back in the liminal space (box) of the Mandorla.
Richard Rohr continues to write:
A paradox is a seeming contradiction that may nonetheless be true if seen in a different frame than my “rational” mind. The word comes from the Greek prefix para meaning “beyond” or “outside of” and the verb dokein meaning “to appear or to think.” A paradox is beyond the normal way of thinking. Contradictions are based on logic, a set of assumptions or expectations which we take for granted. Conversion—a changed mind—allows you to call those assumptions and expectations into question. If you’re still overly attached to your ego, you normally can’t let go of these opinions. It takes true transformation to allow you to look at yourself from a bit of distance—with some calmness, compassion, and the humility and honesty to know that you don’t know.
Brother Paul was unreservedly convinced that the Gospel he preached was not just a set of assumptions or expectations which he haphazardly took for granted but the truth and nothing but the truth, to the extent that he could say, “Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ” (1 Corinthians 11:1).
Stephan this is for you. I sincerely doubt whether anyone can be a true follower of Christ Jesus if they do not follow Paul of Tarsus and his teachings. In fact, the Bible unequivocally says that everyone who does not listen to the foundational truths put forward by the apostles is eternally lost.
We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. (1 John 4:6)
Paul never said, “The gospel is a paradox replete with seeming contradictions that may nonetheless be true if seen in a different frame than your ‘rational’ mind.”
However, the Mandrola gods want you to leave your mind at the threshold of liminal or paradoxical thinking so that they may bulldoze you so much easier with their garbage and gently lead you through their Mandorla portal (the Mandorla) to hell.
Richard Rohr continues to say:
In truth, we are all living paradoxes. No one or nothing is totally good or totally bad. Look at Paul, for example. He was a persecutor of Jesus’ followers, maybe even a murderer, all in the name of being a good Pharisee. Suddenly, on the road to Damascus, he meets Christ, and the strict line between good and bad, evil and virtue, dissolves. In that moment, the contradictions have been overcome in him.
What this boils down to is that redemption as we find it portrayed in the Bible is not the reconciliation of lost sinners with God through the shed blood of Jesus Christ (Hebrews 9:22) but the reversal or the complete expurgation of Adam’s cocky drawing of a fatal boundary between the opposites of good and evil.
And by the way, Saul of Tarsus was not saved on his way to Damascus when a blinding light enveloped him and he fell off his horse into the dust. Jesus who appeared to him simply said, “Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?” . . . “I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks” . . . “Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do.” (Acts 9:4-6).
Meeting Jesus in supernatural ways cannot dissolve evil and virtue so that both may be harmoniously united in the liminal space of a Mandorla. That’s not salvation. There was something Paul had to do and before he could do it someone needed to tell him what to do (Romans 10:17).
When he eventually arrived in Damascus and received back his sight by the laying on of hands, Ananias told him what to do in order to be saved. Paul seemed to have been dawdling a bit so that Ananias needed to prod him a wee bit (Acts 22:16). Calling on the Name of the Lord is an absolute necessity for salvation.
And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Act 2:21)
This completely debunks the Calvinistic lie that the elect are monergistically saved without them having to believe as well as the Mandorlian lie (which is just another form of the Calvinistic lie) that good and evil are miraculously dissolved in the liminal space of the paradoxical Mandorla when you meet Jesus in its magical liminal space devoid of opposites. You become one with God and everything else. It is then when everyone and everything becomes holy to you, a.k.a. Stephan Joubert and his cronies.
Hence the marrying of opposites in the liminal space of the magical Mandorla. The word “liminal” comes from the Latin word “limens,” which means, “threshold.” Richard Rohr, one of Stephan Joubert ‘s “liminal” gurus, explains it as follows:
“… It is when you have left the tried and true, but have not yet been able to replace it with anything else. It is when you are between your old comfort zone and any possible new answer. If you are not trained in how to hold anxiety, how to live with ambiguity, how to entrust and wait, you will run . . . anything to flee this terrible cloud of unknowing.”
The nation of Israel tried very hard to live and worship in the liminal space of two opposites in the time of King Ahab and his evil wife, Jezebel. Let’s go there quickly to see what eventually happened.
When King Omri died his son Ahab began to reign over Israel and Samaria for twenty-seven years. He married Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal, king of the Zidonians. To please his wife he served and worshiped Baal and even had an altar made for him in the house of Baal in Samaria.
You see, in the occult liminal space of the Mandorla you are free to serve the God of the Bible and also visit Mecca to kiss and revere the Black Stone of the Kaaba, the ancient stone building located in the centre of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. In so doing you appease the God of the Bible and Allah, the God of Islam.
According to the Encyclopedia of Religion, Allah corresponded to the Babylonian god Baal, and Arabs knew of him long before Mohammed worshiped him as the supreme God.
Nevertheless, let us continue with Ahab and his wife, Jezebel. Every serious Bible student will know what happened in the aftermath to the drought God sent. Elijah met with Ahab (1 Kings 18:20).
In modern Mandorlian lingo Elijah’s words would have been something like this, “Stop your nonsense of trying to live and worship both Yahweh and Baal (Allah) in the abominable liminal space of the Mandorla. If Yahweh is God, worship and serve Him and if Baal (Allah) is the true God, follow him. You cannot worship two gods. You will either love the one and hate the other but you cannot worship and serve two diametrically opposite gods.”
SIN VANISHES WHEN YOU LIVE AND WORSHIP IN THE LIMINAL SPACE OF THE MANDORLA
In order to dwell in the liminal space of the Mandorla it is an absolute necessity to obliterate the idea of sin. Richard Rohr, one of Stephan Joubert’s mentors, says the following about sin.
“Sin happens whenever we refuse to keep growing.” [Tom Lessing: Growing into what – a hotchpotch of every conceivable religion and lovingly embracing one another in the liminal space of the Mandorla?)
“every time God forgives us, God is saying that God’s own rules do not matter as much as the relationship that God wants to create with us.” [Tom Lessing: What happened to the truth that Jesus had to fulfil every iota ad tittle of God’s rules so that we may escape His righteous wrath and judgment – John 3:36).
“I do not think you should get rid of your sin until you have learned what it has to teach you.” [Tom Lessing: Oh. OK! This is one of the best excuses I’ve ever heard how NOT to plead for forgiveness for your sins. Every time the Holy Spirit convicts you of your sin and unrighteousness, you can say to Him, “Wait! I still haven’t learnt what my sins want to teach me. I will let you know and get rid of them as soon as I know. So please don’t hassle me with you boring convictions.”]
This, my dear friends, is one of the worst and most dangerous ways to trample on the blood of Christ –
“Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden underfoot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? – Hebrews 10:29)
So, now sin itself teaches you what sin is and not God’s rules. It follows that the more you sin the holier you will become because the multitude of your sins is the taskmaster or guide to a growing in holiness and love and not God’s rules. Richard Rohr and his Mandorlian Mafia (Stephan Joubert and Leonard Sweet) are making Paul of Tarsus who said he received the Gospel directly from Jesus Christ out to be a joke. Listen to what Paul wrote:
Did that which is good [the Law], then become death to me? Certainly not! But sin, in order that it might be revealed as sin, was producing death in me by [using] this good thing [as a weapon], so that through the commandment sin would become exceedingly sinful. (Romans 7:13, Amplified Bible).
A mirror tends to reveal and show you the warts, moles and every other unwanted deficiency in your face. You may deny having warts and moles when you do not see them but they cannot be hidden from your sight when you look into a mirror. Such are the rules (commandments) of God. Like a mirror it reveals the spiritual acne of your soul, and if you allow it to do its profound work of inner revelation it will be your taskmaster (guide) to Christ so that you may be justified by faith.
A justified life through faith in Jesus Christ would have been a deadbeat impossibility without God’ rules. A right and upright relationship with God is a relationship restored in full through the knowledge of the exceedingly sinfulness of sin via God’s rules (commandments), and a subsequent trust (faith) in the Lord Jesus Christ who had fulfilled to perfection God’s rules in our behalf.
No wonder Stephan Joubert does not know what sin is. He lost his mirror. This is what Joubert said at a Conference held on 4-5 September 2009 at the Mosaïek Church in Fairlands, Johannesburg.
Another thing that you need to know: Life is holy, life is holy. When you follow Jesus as the Sage, not as the religious professional, as the guy with all the rules for right and wrong, but as the Sage from heaven, Jesus will tell you. You will learn from Him: Life is holy. Every single person that you will cross paths with will be holy.
Every place you are will be holy. So this is the journey. The pilgrimage is not to go to holy places. Every morning you wake up, if, you’re on a pilgrimage. When you have coffee at Mug and Bean. Do that more [often]. That’s on a pilgrimage. I don’t know how this works, because wisdom literature never tells you how it works.
The other pictures tell you how it works. So if you want all the answers, go to the priestly story. The priest will tell you right or wrong. Go to your pastor, if he or she is still caught up in the priestly story. They know. They know what is sin and what not. . . . as a young pastor, when I was a pastor for three months, one evening I told my wife: “I am going to resign.” I thought I would teach the people about God and about helping them cope with their lives and helping me cope with my life in the presence of God. And all they ask me: “Is this sin? Is that sin? Is this right? Is that wrong? Am I in? Am I out?” And one day, in pure desperation, when this guy came to me and said: “Is this sin?” I said: “How should I know?
You’re the expert.” So, I mean.” But the moment that you and I am not saying that there is no right or wrong . . . If you heard this, you heard me incorrectly. I am saying if you follow Jesus and stay close on His heels and let His dust fall on your feet; you will know what’s right and wrong.
Of course you will. It is a relationship. . . In the religion thing, in the cultic thing, it’s about right and wrong. In the following Jesus it is about agape and love. And you can obey without loving, but you can never love without obeying.
Stephan, Stephan, Stephan, you have just contradicted yourself and all your gurus who claim to be followers of Jesus. One of your own mentors, Richard Rohr, says this about your woeful contradiction: “The binary, dualistic mind cannot deal with contradictions, paradox, or mystery, all of which are at the heart of religion.”
If, as you believe, “you will know what is right and wrong: when “you follow Jesus and stay close on his heels and let His dust fall on your feet,” you are effectively demolishing the liminal space in the Mandorla which your buddy, Leonard Sweet, promulgated with fervour at your “Summoned2Serve” spree in the “Kerksondermure” auditorium on 1 October 2016.
It is manifestly clear that you do not know how to deal with contradictory opposites which makes you guilty of Richard Rohr’s indictment against a “binary, dualistic” mind, unless of course the concept of right and wrong which you claim becomes evident when you follow Jesus and stay so closely on his heels so that His dust falls on your feet, is just another paradoxical illusion.
However, you dare not place “right and wrong” in the liminal space of the Mandorla, making it two non-opposing or non-dual hypotheses because you yourself affirmed that anyone who assumes you are saying that there is no right and wrong are hearing you incorrectly. Professing to know good from bad as a follower of Jesus is bad Mandorlian etiquette.
Please make up your mind and tell us with uncooked honesty whether right and wrong are two diametrically opposite models of behavior or, as Ken Wilber dubs it, “Boundaries [between right and wrong] are illusions, products not of reality but of the way we map and edit reality.”
Should you opt for the latter, we may safely assume that your expression, “so closely following on the heels of Jesus that his dust falls on your feet” is just another phantasmagorical illusion.
Analogous to Wilber’s anti-Biblical blethering that “boundaries are illusions” is the infamous lie that “everything is holy.” The Mosaïek Church cronies, including Johan Geyser, Trevor Hudson, Stephan Joubert and their lackey, Roedolf Botha, are masters of, as I call it, “smokescreen evangelism.”
To achieve their goal of a non-dual society where everything allegedly is holy, they have perfected the art to formulate self-made adages which sound so wonderfully Christ-like but are actually anti-God and anti-Bible.
A good example is the following insert on Stephan Joubert’s Twitter page.
A holy life before God is a life poured out in service of Him and others. [Tom Lessing: it is just another way of saying “Summoned2Serve”]
Everybody would probably immediately feel comfortable to say, “How wonderful! Isn’t that what Jesus Christ came to do on earth – to serve and not to be served?” (Matthew 20:28). Nonetheless, is what Joubert says the truth? Can it be said with absolute certainty that service to Him and others makes one holy? God doesn’t seem to think so.
Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. (Matthew 7:21-23)
Although absolute holiness cannot be achieved in a broken world, it does have a two-pronged effect on the saint. It separates unto God and separates from the world. It is impossible to merge these two opposites in the liminal space of a Mandorla. You cannot be both at the same time.
And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. (Revelation 18:4)
 Louis Ginzberg, The Legends of the Jews Volume V: Notes for Volume One and Two, trans. Henrietta Szold (Baltimore, Maryland: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1909), 215.
 Hillary Clinton is so deeply entrenched in the elite New World Order establishment that she even bows down to Moloch, the same occultist god they perform human sacrifice rituals for at the annual Bohemian Grove meetings. In an email from August 29 2008, a senior government staffer writes to Hillary Clinton, “With fingers crossed, the old rabbit’s foot out of the box in the attic, I will be sacrificing a chicken in the backyard to Moloch . . .”Thanks to the Wikileaks Hillary Clinton Email Archive (containing 30,022 emails, free to search), we now have more concrete proof that Hillary Clinton and other globalist elites have occult ties. Nobody randomly uses Moloch in a conversation. Most people don’t even know what or who Moloch is.
 Herman L. Hoeh, Compendium of World History, Vol. 1, Ch. 3, 4, http://www.earth-history.com/Various/Compendium (accessed Dec. 19, 2007).
 The association of the fish and dove is found at Hierapolis Bambyce (Mabbog), the great temple which, according to one legend, was founded by Semiramis, where her statue was shown with a golden dove on her head.
 Forty Days of Weeping for Tammuz: Lent & Ash Wednesday
When Tammuz was forty years old, he was hunting in the woods and he was killed by a wild boar (a pig) that is why we eat “ham” on Easter/Ishtar Day even though it is against YHVH’s commandments to eat pig. He took after his father Nimrod in that he was a “mighty hunter.” After Tammuz died, his mother Semiramis began a custom in Babylon called “forty days of weeping for Tammuz” where people were commanded to fast and pray for Tammuz in the underworld. They exchanged one day of pleasure in this life for each year of Tammuz’s life. Today in the Roman Catholic Church this has been renamed “Lent.” This forty days of fasting from something would begin on what is called “Ash Wednesday” in the Catholic Church and many protestant Churches with the Cross of Tammuz being written in ash on the forehead of the “faithful”. The priest would take ashes and place a “mark” on our foreheads of a cross as he would recite a declaration about how we were “created from ashes and to ashes we shall return.” We were all told that when we celebrated Lent, that we were commemorating the time when our Messiah fasted and prayed in the wilderness for “forty days and forty nights.” That is what I was made to believe that Lent was all about. But the truth of the matter is that our Messiah fasted and prayed during the “Forty Days of Repentance” leading up to Yom Kippur. The Hebrew descendants of Abraham/Isaac/Jacob have a tradition of fasting and repenting for forty days leading up to Yom Kippur and this is when our Messiah fasted and prayed. It had NOTHING to do with “Lent” or Easter.
Here we see YHVH condemning this practice called “weeping for Tammuz” which today is called Lent:
“Turn you yet again, and you shall see greater abominations that they do. Then he brought me to the door of the gate of YHWH’s house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz. Then said he unto me, Have you seen this, O son of man?”
Today in many cultures people make “Easter Bread” or “hot crossed buns”. Do people realize that they are inadvertently offering up cakes to the Queen of Heaven?
“The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger. Do they provoke me to anger? says YHWH: do they not provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces? Therefore thus says the YHWH ELOHIYM; Behold, my anger and my fury shall be poured out upon this place.”
 Trineday LLC, 1983, paperback (2002 edition
 “Kruiskyk”: 29 April 2013
 It is important that you know that Nimrod incorporated into his worship system the grisly practice of human sacrifice and cannibalism. Our authority Hislop says, “the priests of Nimrod or Baal were necessarily required to eat of the human sacrifices; and thus it has come to pass that ‘Cahna-Bal’ (cahna meaning priest & Bal referring to Baal) is the established word (cannibal) in our own tongue for a devourer of human flesh.”
 References: Adapted from Richard Rohr, Holding the Tension (an unpublished talk in Houston, Texas: 2007); The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See (The Crossroad Publishing Company: 2009), 36-37; and A New Way of Seeing . . . A New Way of Being: Jesus and Paul (CAC: 2007), discs 1 and 2 (CD, MP3 download).