The Gospel of Yakov Leib Frank
(or: Book of the Words of the Lord)
Commentary by Yakov Leib HaKohain
|215. if you had caught on to that Maiden in Whom rests all the power
of the world then you would have come into the power to do Works. But since
you were not yet worthy of this, to cling to her, I know not to whom She
will reveal Her secret, and I am sworn and wait to do and fulfill whatever
She orders done. And I bless you, for She has commanded me to receive you,
and I rejoice. I told you that I am only a messenger, and whatever She
says to me, I do. And know that if sometimes I reprimand, it is all for
your own good.
|170. In a dream in Czestochowa I saw the Goddess who came to me
appearing as a beautiful virgin. And I brought you before Her and when
you came, you turned back at the door and two of you fell to the earth
and when they came back again She leaned Her head away from one of them
completely and from the other only partially and for this reason I have
not rejected him completely. Be unified from now on and heed me; perhaps
the salvation will come again, and I have brought you to the Gentiles.
It is a custom of theirs to plow in order to seed and now that you have
spread scandal and revealed this secret [about me] to the Gentiles, you
have driven me out of the inheritance of YHVH in Poland.
Frank's use of the term "Virgin" as an aspect of
the Godhead - even though its roots were to be found in the Shekhina, Matrona
and Sefiroth Binah (Virgin) and Malkuth (Prostitute) of Jewish mysticism
- was unique and unheard of in Jewish theosophy, and was one of the reasons
the Catholic Church found him and his teachings acceptable.
As to "why" Frank spoke of "the Virgin" as Redemptress,
we can only assume he did so from a personal revelation to him by the Ruach
HaKodesh (Hebrew = Holy Spirit).It's important to remember that in everything
he said, Frank was speaking not from his intellect, but from "the true
aspect of the Godhead" which, he claimed, grew within him
"like a pearl."
|1613. I brought you out from the dark and led you to Ishmael [Islam]
and Esau [the Catholic Church]. And if I had gotten you in Russia
as well, you would have been a Triple Strand not quickly broken.
|90. When you are fit to come to Esau [the Catholic Church],
then the curse will be lifted from the earth and it will turn gold and
then there will be neither chill nor heat but temperate clime and every
day roses will bloom for one hundred and ten years and the sun will shine
indescribably and it will always be day and never night, for night is the
Just as AMIRAH entered
the "Maw of Satan" (as Jesus had done before him, incidently) to retrieve
its Holy Sparks by conversion to Islam,
Frank also did by bringing his followers into Christianity.
Thus, Sabbatai's Tiqqun was between Isaac (YH
= the Sephardim) and Ishmael (VH = the Gentiles of Asia Minor); while Frank's
was between Jacob (YH = the Ashkenazim) and Esau (VH = the Gentiles of
the Western Hemisphere).
Early Christianity was based on pursuing this same Tiqqun,
as shown in Paul's Letter to the Ephesians:
"Do not forget, then, that there was a time when
you Gentiles . . . had no Messiah and were excluded from membership in
Israel...But now in Messiah Jesus, you [Gentiles] that used to be so far
apart from us [Jews] have been brought very close.........For (Christ)
is the peace between us, and has made the two into one and broken down
the hostility [between us] . . . This was to create one single New Man
in himself out of the two of them [Jew and Gentile] and by restoring peace
through the cross unite them both [i.e.,Tiqqun] in a single body and reconcile
them to God." (Eph. 2:11-17)
It is this "cross," this sacrifice of oneself for the Tiqqun
of Jew and Gentile, that both Sabbatai and Frank, like Jesus before them,
took up by their Holy Apostasies to Islam and Christianity. The same can
be taken up, even today, by those of us who look to that day when "YHVH
shall be One and His Name shall be One."
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