Broken Cisterns, Part 2

By William Finck   © 2006

In the first tract of this title, the sexual nature of certain ancient pagan cult religions was investigated, namely those of Baal (Bel or Belus) and Ashtaroth (Astartê or Aphroditê). Hopefully the realization was made – from the historians’ descriptions of these cults and from the utterances of the Hebrew prophets – that by following the so-called “religious” cults of the alien peoples, it was necessary to have sexual relations with those peoples: for sex was at the core of those pagan cults!

Further support for these assertions is found in The Interpreter’s One Volume Commentary On The Bible by Charles M. Laymon, on page 455, which makes the following comment concerning Hosea 4:10-19: “The Absurdity of Baal Worship. The whole harlotrous system of Baal fertility rites is utterly ineffectual as well as degrading. Its purpose is to provide fertility for human beings, flocks, and crops; but though the people play the harlot, i.e. carry on the sexual fertility acts at the shrine, they do not multiply ... Despite woman’s usual secondary place in ancient society, there will be no double standard, for the men are responsible for the shame of cult prostitution. It is they who require their daughters to become cult prostitutes, lit. ‘holy women’ ...” And further on concerning Hosea 5:7: “In their Baal worship they give birth to alien children (vs. 7), the offspring of sexual cult rites ...” For Hosea 5:7 says: “They have dealt treacherously against Yahweh: for they have begotten strange children ...” Here the implications of this, which still affect us to this day, shall be examined.

Now when confronted with the evidence that Yahweh forbade the Israelites from mixing with the other races, the Old Testament alone usually being used to demonstrate this, most often those of the “mainstream” sects reply “Well, that’s changed” or “That’s the Old Testament” and also “The Israelites were told not to do that for spiritual reasons” or something similar. Certainly it shall be manifest that this command has NOT changed, but they are right about one thing: for the reasons for this are indeed spiritual! And such will be the basis for this second tract.

Jeremiah states: “For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.” (2:13). And what is a cistern, but a vessel for holding water, or some other liquid? People are often described as “vessels” in both the Old and New Testaments. Husbands are told to give “honor unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel” (1 Peter 3:7). Paul is described as “a chosen vessel” (Acts 9:15). In a prophecy which is surely complimentary to that found at Revelation chapter 18, Isaiah says at 52:11 (compare Rev. 18:4): “Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels of Yahweh.” Notice that “thing” was added by the translators, where I would write “touch not the unclean”, certainly not inferring “things”!

Paul writes at 2 Cor. 6:16-17: “And what agreement has a temple of Yahweh with idols? For you are a temple of the living Yahweh; just as Yahweh has said, ‘I will dwell among them, and I will walk about; and I will be their God, and they will be my people.’ On which account ‘come out from the midst of them and be separated’, says the Prince, and ‘do not be joined to the impure, and I will admit you’.”

We who are the temple of Yahweh are we who bear the vessels of Yahweh: for Isaiah was not talking about cups and bowls! Yahweh breathed into the nostrils of Adam “the breath of life; and Adam became a living soul.” Adam, the White man, was endowed with the Spirit of Yahweh, and this applies to the race of Adam’s descendants, for “He called their name Adam” (Gen. 2:7, 5:2). Nowhere else did Yahweh give to any other race that spirit, and Paul clearly says “And if one has not the Spirit of Christ, he is not of Him” (Rom. 8:9). John wrote “All who have been born of Yahweh do not create wrongdoing, because His seed abides in him, and they are not able to do wrong because from Yahweh they have been born.” (1 John 3:9). And so we were told “Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.” (Matt. 7:17-18).

Our genes are the method by which information is transmitted from one generation to the next, just as the seed of an apple can only produce another apple tree, and that of a fig another fig tree, “... Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?” (Matt. 7:16). Paul says of that seed “It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body.” (1 Cor. 15:44). Since the Spirit of Yahweh was only given to the Adamic race, and to none other, it is obvious that only Adamic genetics contain the information necessary to raise that “spiritual body”, that “treasure” which we have “in earthen vessels” (2 Cor. 4:7). When Adamic seed is joined to that of the other races, the result is a “broken cistern, that can hold no water”, for which reason we are either sons or bastards (Heb. 12:8), there not being a third alternative. Thus were the “bad figs” (Jeremiah 24) of Jerusalem, who mixed themselves with the seed of the Hittites, Amorites, and Canaanites (Ezek. 16:3, 45), and so became to Yahweh “the degenerate plant of a strange vine” (Jer. 2:21).

Hence Paul tells the Thessalonians: “For this is the will of Yahweh: your sanctification; you are to abstain from fornication; each of you are to know to possess one’s own vessel in sanctification and in honor, not in emotions of passion just as even the nations who do not know Yahweh” (1 Thes. 4:3-5) and he also advised Timothy: “In a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of clay; and some things for honor, yet others for dishonor. Therefore if a man would purge himself of the latter, he would be a vessel for honor, having sanctified himself, serviceable to the master, having prepared himself for all good works.” (2 Tim. 2:20-21). Notice that Paul told Timothy to purge himself from the vessels which are for dishonor – to sanctify himself by separating himself from them – not to try “converting” them!

Paul spends much of Romans chapters 9 through 11 comparing the few true-blooded Israelites, (of Jacob) left in Judaea with the Edomites (of Esau) found there at his time. He explains that the Israelites are “vessels of mercy, which [Yahweh] had afore prepared unto glory” and that the Edomites are “the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction” (Romans 9:22-23). Remember that Esau had despised his birthright, and took wives of the Canaanites (Gen. 36:2), which greatly disturbed Rebekah his mother, who is recorded to have said: “I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these which are of the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do me?” (Gen. 27:46). Heth, a son of Canaan, was progenitor of the Hittites (Gen. 10:15; Strong’s Hebrew #s 2845 and 2850).

Note again, that in 1 Thes. 4 Paul states “... abstain from fornication ... to possess one’s own vessel in sanctification and in honor.” As it has been previously asserted, fornication is race-mixing. Jude calls it the pursuit of strange, or rather different (Greek ἕτερος #2087), flesh (Jude 7). At 1 Cor. 10:8, Paul tells the Corinthians: “Neither should we commit fornication, just as some of them had committed fornication, and in one day twenty-three thousand had fallen”, a clear reference to Numbers chapter 25, where “Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab”, and Phineas was rewarded with an eternal priesthood, because he slew Zimri, “a prince of a chief house among the Simeonites”, for bringing a “Midianitish woman” unto his brethren and fornicating with her (Num. 25:1, 6, 13 &14). For the law says “And if a man lie with a beast, he shall surely be put to death: and ye shall slay the beast.” (Lev. 20:16, and see Lev. 18:23, Duet 27:21). And so Phineas was accused not of murder, but rather he was rewarded for keeping the law!

Revelation 2:14, addressed to the assembly at Pergamos, “where Satan’s seat is”, recalls this same event: “But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to cast a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.” And at Micah 6:5: “O my people, remember now what Balak king of Moab consulted, and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him from Shittim unto Gilgal; that ye may know the righteousness of Yahweh.” At Josephus’ Antiquities 4:6-12 [4:126-155], a passage too long to quote here, the historian goes into great detail in describing Balaam’s counsel to Balak, and the subsequent sexual seduction of the men of Israel by the mixed tribes of the Moabites and Midianites in Moab.

Jude discusses the “angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation” (v. 6) and to these he compares “Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh” (v. 7) and says “Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward” (v. 11), where it also may be evident that the “way of Cain” too has something to do with fornication. Paul attributes to these same angels the source of false religions, in his own cryptic way, at 1 Cor. 10:20-21 and Col. 2:18 for which one may also refer to Lev. 17:7, Deut. 32:17, Joshua 23:7 and 2 Chron. 11:15, among others. There is no record in all of Scripture of Yahweh creating the other, the non-Adamic, races. Rather, He rejects them time and again (i.e. Matt. 25:31-46). I would assert, by means of logical deduction, that the creators of the non-Adamic races are these same angels which Jude discusses here, boldly accusing those angels of fornication! For which reason Judah’s Canaanite wife is called “the daughter of a strange god” (Mal. 2:11). And Jude goes on to say of these beings whose descendants are obviously among us today: “These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;” (v. 12). The term “twice dead” may be understood by referring to Matt. 23:7, and “plucked up by the roots” by referring to Matt. 15:13.

And what is a “cloud without water”? Dust! For every cloud in the sky consists of little but water vapor mixed with dust particles. And what was Adam before he was endowed with the Spirit of Yahweh? Nothing, but “the dust of the ground” (Gen. 2:7), and so a “cloud without water” is a metaphor for a man without the Spirit of Yahweh: “a broken cistern, that can hold no water!” And Jude continues to call these: “Raging waves of the sea, foaming out of their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.” (v. 13). Surely Jude leaves no room for “converting” any one of them!

Peter corroborates Jude fully, and with very similar language in 2 Peter chapter 2, where he discusses the “angels that sinned” (v. 4), Sodom and Gomorrah (v. 6) and says “But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption ... Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you; Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness ... These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.” (vv. 12-17).

So Jude’s “clouds without water” are Peter’s “wells without water”, Jeremiah’s “broken cisterns, that can hold no water”, and Paul’s “vessels for dishonor” or “vessels fitted to destruction.” None of them hold “water”: here which the Spirit of Yahweh endowed upon Adam man!

The word κοινωνία (2842) is often “communion” in the N.T., and is also “partnership, fellowship, association.” The verb, κοινωνέω (2841) is “to have or do in common with, have a share of or take part in a thing with another ...” (definitions from Liddell & Scott). To limit this idea to some wafer at a weekend and holiday ritual is pure blasphemy, for the Christian should live his entire life in communion: but in communion with his brethren! Speaking of the “spots” and “blemishes” at our feasts (Jude 12, 2 Pet. 2:13), and in his own difficult to understand way explaining several things at once, Paul says to the Corinthians: “Indeed as often as you may eat this wheatbread, and you may drink this cup, you declare the death of the Prince, until He should come. Consequently, whoever would eat the wheatbread, or drink the cup of the Prince unworthily, will be liable of the body and blood of the Prince. But a man must scrutinize himself, and thus from of the wheatbread let him eat, and from of the cup let him drink. For he that is eating and drinking, eats and drinks condemnation for himself, not distinguishing the body. For this reason there are among you many feeble and sickly, and plenty have fallen asleep. If then we had made a distinction of ourselves, perhaps we would not be judged. But being judged, by the Prince we are disciplined, in order that we would not be condemned with the cosmos.” (1 Cor. 11:26-32). And so it may be wise to remove from our midst those spots and blemishes, not even to eat with those of other races!

As Paul told the Philippians: “Do all things apart from murmuring and disputing, that you would be perfect and with unmixed blood, blameless children of Yahweh in the midst of a race crooked and perverted – among whom you appear as luminaries in the cosmos ...” (Phil. 2:14-15), and Peter surely agrees: “Being born from above, not from corruptible parentage, but of incorruptible, by the word of the living and abiding Yahweh.” (1 Pet. 1:23).

And so avoid hewing out for yourself a broken cistern, and “Drink waters out of thine own vessels, and out of thine own springing wells. Let not waters out of thy fountain be spilt by thee, but let thy waters go into thy streets. Let them be only thine own, and let no stranger partake with thee. Let thy fountain of water be truly thine own; and rejoice with the wife of thy youth. Let thy loving hart and thy graceful colt company with thee, and let her be considered thine own, and be with thee at all times; for ravished with her love thou shalt be greatly increased. Be not intimate with a strange woman, neither fold thyself in the arms of a woman not thine own. For the ways of a man are before the eyes of God, and he looks on all his paths ...” (Proverbs 5:15-21, Brenton’s Septuagint). 

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