Biblical, mythical or legendary
animals have often been associated with human behavior or other metaphorical
applications, as opposed to the association with their actual existence.
“Often legendary creatures came
to symbolize vices or virtues, or the power of good or evil. In many cases,
their actual existence was secondary to the moral of the tale in which they
Word Encyclopedia; “mythical creatures”.)
“Behemoth” is said to be an Oriental type of
“persistent carrying out of one's own will or wishes, esp. when in conflict
with others; stubbornness; obstinacy”
According to Wikipedia: The word “Behemoth” “is most likely
a plural form of בהמה (bəhēmāh), meaning beast or
large animal. It may be an example of pluralis excellentiae, a Hebrew method of
expressing greatness by pluralizing a noun; it thus implies that Behemoth is
the largest and most powerful animal ever to exist.Metaphorically, the name has come to be used for any extremely large or
“According to (the Hebrew)
“midrash” recording traditions, it is impossible for anyone
to kill a behemoth except for the person who created it, in this case
the God of the Hebrews. (End quote)
40:19 (Judaica Press Bible) V19 His is the first of God's
ways; [only] his Maker can draw His sword [against him]. (“Behemoth”)
“Leviathan” is said to
be an Oriental type of
Job 41:34 ... (Leviathan)”... a king over all the children
Job 41:1 …..”
Who can draw out Leviathan......?”
Have we now further identified some of the principalities
that we war against in the Spirit, when we pray in
How can we pray only with our understanding and “draw
out Leviathan..” ?
How can we pray only with the understanding of men and “draw His sword”
and kill Behemoth?
Do we understand, yet, it is the enemy of our souls that
fights to remain seated on the throne of our own desperately wicked hearts?
How helpless we are to even
understand where our enemies are or who they are, let alone fight and defeat
our spiritual enemies without the Holy Spirit working in us.
Heb 4:11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that
rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
Heb 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper
than anytwo edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit,and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the
thoughts andintents of the heart.
Do we, yet, understand what it means “to enter into that
Do we, yet, understand the relationship to “the sword
of the Spirit” and “the word of God”?
Eph 6:12 For
we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against
powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual
wickedness in high places.?
Eph 6:17-18 And take the helmet of salvation, and the
sword of the Spirit,which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with
all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Much more could be said here by association.However, in the coming times, I believe it
will be imperative for those who are focused on knowing and doing the will of
God to listen to what the Spirit is saying, and to earnestly seek His
understanding. Seek, knock and ask.
2Peter 1:19 (CEV) All of this makes us even more certain that what the prophets
said is true. So you should pay close attention to their message, as you would
to a lamp shining in some dark place. You must keep on paying attention until
daylight comes and the morning star rises in your hearts.
Even for well-meaning Christians, the traditional, natural
understandings which we may have embraced, in whole or in part, will not allow
us to “see” more of this mystery.Unless we can “SEE”, more and
more with the eyes of the spirit how can
we grow further to be trusted participants in the culmination of God's plan in
these times unless we can SEE and HEAR and be LED by the Spirit?
This teaching is a glimpse, perhaps, into the hidden
mystery of the Kingdom, deliberately hidden by God in the Holy Scriptures in
parables, metaphors, similes, and dark sayings.
Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the
Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them,
because they are spiritually discerned.
A rough lesson; Behemoth and Leviathan
apparently can't be killed by me......well, well I was pretty sure I knew how
to deal with them. Come to find out, not so.........now what?
A friend of mine wrote the following some time ago;
done the very same thing with the Grace of the New Covenant that the Jews of
Old did with the Law through Moses. We have externalized Christ's
commandments to us, according to our 'own understanding…”
The above quote is So true and not surprisingly, in that there is
new under the sun”.Unless we
are changed by the divine influence on our hearts (true Grace), our efforts to
reach the full righteousness of “perfection” set before us in Christ (our
promised land), must, also, fail,just as
the Jews failed to fully possess theirs.
Christian experience, as far as I can
tell, pretty much tracks the natural history of the Jews who came out of
Egypt with a promise, also.The promise
set before them; was a promise that was, also, “at hand” but also, was conditional
and involved choices to be obedient and to be led, not by man, but by God.
Like the Jews, the promise
hand” for Christians.However, not
Jesus warning of leavened
doctrine, the “Church”, by and large, quickly lost
the true vision. Then, not unlike the Jews quest for their promised
Church” has, for 2,000 plus years, reaped the fruit of what Paul indicated
happen; “ that God will send strong delusions to those
that should believe a lie and not receive the love of the truth.”
Thus; with no true vision set before us,
now, with over two thousand years of this type of Christian experience we
typically concluded that it is not possible, this side of heaven, to attain to
or the righteousness of Christ, except by faith (someday in
heaven). We have believed this leavened doctrine and since truth is
non-discriminatory, the tares and the wheat have had to grow together.
So, here we are, by in large, in the same
place the Jews found themselves in at the Revelation of Jesus, by John
in 30+/- AD. And….I believe, we Christians are,
NOW, just as Matthew 9:36 described:
“…. But when he saw the
multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they
fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.”
I don’t think any of us have a clue
how pitifully far we have missed “the mark” that Paul spoke of. That is; “The
mark of the High Calling of God in Christ Jesus”.
There is no hope for us to ever see “The
Day of Christ” except that the light of Christ floods us, by His Spirit
and reveals “that man of sin” that sits in the throne rooms of our
desperately wicked hearts. Only, by His coming… only by
His flooding of our hearts with His light can lasting, permanent, righteousness…
His righteousness, ever be manifest outwardly, in its fullness from
our hearts (Manifest Sons of God).
as pitiful as I am… we all are… there is the promise that He would leave
in the midst of us a poor and
afflicted people…. So, somehow we must see that
the thorns in our flesh are, in fact, necessary for our chastening and
Even Paul was given thorns in the flesh;……”lest I become exalted thru the abundance
of revelation given me.”
There are many influencing factors that
filter our viewpoints. I have come to think of these as our “paradigms” and those influencing
factors, must, of necessity, include the ongoing pruning and chastening
process. Because, it is written; we enter the Kingdom
(Kings-dominion within our hearts) through much tribulation.
I had no idea what that meant in the
beginning, just as I had no clue of all that came with being, both, baptized
with the Holy Ghost AND with FIRE.
Continue Lord to do whatever is
necessary, do what only you can do, don’t let me (us) miss….”The
Mic 4:6-7 In that day,
saith the LORD, will I assemble her that halteth, and I will gather her that is driven
out, and her that I have afflicted;
And I will make her that halted a remnant, and her that was cast far off a
strong nation: and the LORD shall reign over them in mount Zion from
henceforth, even for ever.