Thursday, June 17, 2010

Kol Elohim

Words mean things. When we speak, the sound-waves continue longer than we can hear them, resonating in a circular motion until the wave becomes stretched so thin that the human ear cannot detect the noise any longer. These wavelengths reverberate and build upon one another, creating invisible matter. What we say becomes a tangible force in the air. It creates an aura that all present feel. It feeds other edifices of power, adding to the forces for either evil or good.

The world was created through the Word. Elohim, the Godhead, spoke into the formless void, and the sound waves vibrated through the darkness into the formation of Light and Life. Words and sounds were established as instruments of creativity. On the sixth day He spoke into creation a man after His own likeness. He then spoke beneficence and instruction over Adam, thus instigating the use of words for blessing and discipleship, which is to be reciprocated by thanksgiving and praise.

When Yahweh entered the world, He once more spoke life and light into the darkness. His words created forces of goodness in an aura formerly inhabited by the Lucifer, the prince of the power of the air. His words created commandments to return to His ways. His words blessed those whose hearts were receptive to the Spirit. His words cursed those whose progenitor was the father of lies––those who bore fruit in keeping with their forebear.

His words created new substances. The voice that spoke the world into being said, 'This is my body' and 'This is my blood'. He spoke that His Body and Blood would be the new Testament of the Faith He was establishing. Yeshua-Yahweh declared, "I am the bread of life. I am the living bread which has come down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will live for ever; and the bread that I shall give is my flesh, for the life of the world.' When the Jews disputed His word, Jesus retorted, 'In all truth I tell you, if you do not eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Anyone who does eat my flesh and drink my blood has eternal life, and I shall raise that person up on the last day. For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood lives in me and I live in that person. As the living Father sent me and I draw life from the Father, so whoever eats me will also draw life from me.'*

Many of His disciples left Him, but the Twelve remained. They did not understand how these things could take place, but they trusted in their Lord. They faithed that Jesus was the Word of eternal life, whose primary Sacrament was the essence of the New Covenant spoken into being by the Kol Elohim, the Voice of the Godhead.

Lord, sup with us in love divine;

Thy body and Thy blood,

That living bread, that heav'nly wine,

Be our immortal food.

Scripture from Luke 22 and John 6

Lyrics from Shepherd of Souls by James Montgomery


Gretchen Emily Wolaver said...

You have a wonderful gift for prose, Camille. The power of words is truly miraculous. It's amazing how God planned everything out like He did. I love you!

Amy said...

That was so very rich and beautiful, Camille! I love how you described the way that our words literally create an atmosphere. No wonder so many of the spiritual gifts for edifying the church involve WORDS---words of knowledge, instruction, encouragement, wisdom, etc. Your post reminds me of the part in "The Weight of Glory" where Lewis mentions that every moment of our interaction with people, we are helping them to become either a glorious eternal being or an eternal horror. We have the ability to speak life into other people!!! could unpack the idea of words for hours, couldn't you? What a beautiful post! I'm so glad you take the time to share these knowledgeable thoughts and gleanings! =D Keep up your wonderful work. Can't wait to see you! =D

Briana Monet Mahoney said...

Camille, as usual, you have captured such truth in your writing. Words are so important, and so powerful. They can be so beautiful…..or so ugly. I love the verse that says “Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man” Col 4:6. It sounds like a recipe, like something that should be put on a card and put in the kitchen where everyone comes for savory delicacies. I also love the one that says, “a word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver” Prov 25:11. I want to find a visual picture, those apples of gold in a picture of silver so that I can hang it in my home someday and have a constant reminder of how wonderful is “a word fitly spoken”. Hopefully, if I think and pray about it enough, I will be able to speak the fit words. Oh! To be like the virtuous woman who “openeth her mouth with wisdom and in her tongue is the law of kindness” Prov 31:26. Yes, I love words (though not in the manner of Roxanne in “Cyrano de Bergerac”:)) I love to look at them, to hear them,…. and to speak them. I have to remind myself of all the verses about a multitude of words. “ A fool’s voice is known by a multitude of words” Eccl 5:3, and “in a multitude of words there wanteth not sin” Prov 10:19.
As for sound waves traveling and creating an aura, I have had so many times when I have had a song come into my head, and I have gone to the radio and tuned in to our local Gospel Station, and it was playing the same song. I have often tried to figure out how it has happened since the frequency of the phenomenon, as well as the odds, seem to help rule out coincidence. I don’t know about radio waves or anything, but I fancy that under the right conditions, sound can travel from the station which is only a few miles away as the crow flies.

Katelyn LaRee Mahoney said...

Camille, what a nice post! After reading your post, an interesting Biblical incident that demonstrates the power of Jesus’ words came to my mind. In John 18:4-6 it said, “ Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should befall him, went forth and said unto them, Whom seek ye? They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus sayeth unto them, I am he. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them. AS SOON THEN AS HE HAD SAID UNTO THEM, I AM HE, THEY WENT BACKWARD, AND FELL TO THE GROUND.” By this Jesus demonstrated that with just his words he could have easily overcome the situation, but it was his choice not to. I can just imagine the bewilderment of those men, especially as he healed the cut off ear also. How their thought processes about who was in charge or the force to be reckoned with changed, would have been interesting. I think it is fun finding and then discuss things in the Bible that I haven’t seen, although I have read it many times. Visualizing what the words are saying helps to discover more meaning. We like to find interesting nuggets from the Bible, then discussing them as a family. I am glad that Jesus chose to drink the cup that the Father gave him.