The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God has shown it unto them.

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The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God has shown it unto them.
 
In the prior post and many before, we have discussed the harpazo, the word the false prophets have twisted into an off the planet rapture. We have seen the LORD use the word in John 10:12 describing the wolves who “caught” and scatter the sheep when the hirelings fled. Later in the same chapter He again uses it, rendered twice as “pluck,” to tell of the Father’s work gathering the sheep, saying when He does no man will pluck (harpazo) them from His hand. He goes on to add the full context by quoting Psalms 82:6, which we saw describe the judgment when the LORD will rid us (His sheep) “out of the hand of the wicked.”
 
In past discussions we have often examined the Greek word katecho, meaning to hold down. It is the word rendered “hold” in the title, which is quoted from Romans 1:18 & 19. In 2 Thessalonians 2:6 it is the word rendered “withholds” describing the wicked who are already at work in the temple of God, sitting in His place (of judgment) showing themselves as if they are Him, while opposing and exalting themselves above everything He is showing them. Paul goes on in the chapter to tells us these are those who now “let,” meaning they were already holding down God’s people, and he says they will hold them down (let – katecho) until they are taken out of the way.
 
These are the hands that catch and hold the sheep, and the hands from which we are freed by the LORD. It comes at the judgment: now, when the events spoke of in Romans 1 above and in 1 Thessalonians 4:16 & 17 are realized. The voice spoken of by Paul in both passages is the LORD speaking by me: in Romans as the LORD’s wrath, His words making known the truth, which these men hold (katecho) in their unrighteousness. In Thessalonians, it is God’s people who are held down by the same unrighteousness, 1 Thessalonians 4 saying it is the LORD’s voice (word) that rids us from the hand of the wicked, as we are caught up (harpazo – pulled from the hand of the wicked, into the Father’s hand, into heaven: where there is no confusion and understanding reigns by the rightly divided word of truth). 2 Thessalonians 2 plainly says these men perish because they receive not the love of His truth, which He has shown them. Verse 8 describes it as them being consumed by the Spirit of His mouth and the brightness of His coming.
 
Romans 1
15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believes; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;
19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God has shewed it unto them.
20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23 And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things.
24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves:
25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet [received in themselves a just reward for their corrupted ideas, which was deserved].
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind [a mind God does not approve of], to do those things which are not convenient;
29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31 Without understanding, covenant-breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful [all these perfectly describe the modern leftist – godless: full of aberrance and anarcho-communism]
32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death [those who commit such things choose to remain in death, and in this condition, rejecting the knowledge God has shown them, cannot be raised to life], not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
 
We see in this last statement Paul using the same words as in 2 Thessalonians 2:12 speaking of those who trust in lies, who the LORD sends even stronger delusion, “that they all might be damned who believe not the truth, but have pleasure in unrighteousness.”
 
1 Thessalonians 4
9 But as touching brotherly love you need not that I write unto you: for you yourselves are taught of God to love one another.
10 And indeed you do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia [speaking of the shambles, the house of dead flesh, where the dead are sleeping]: but we beseech you, brethren, that you increase more and more;
11 And that you study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;
12 That you may walk honestly [without lies] toward them that are without, and that you may have lack of nothing.
13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that you sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
15 For this we say unto you by the word of the LORD, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the LORD shall not prevent them which are asleep.
16 For the LORD himself shall descend from heaven [from where there is no confusion] with a shout, with the voice of the archangel [these words], and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up [harpazo – snatched into God’s hand] together with them in the clouds, to meet the LORD in the air: and so shall we ever be with the LORD.
18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
 
As we know the “air” is the Greek word aer, which is only used seven times, and is the words used in Ephesians 2:2 telling of the air we were held in, before we were quickened to life and joined with the LORD in His air.
 
Ephesians 2
1 And you has he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
2 Wherein in time past you walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air [aer], the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience:
3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
5 Even when we were dead in sins, has quickened us together with Christ, (by grace you are saved;)
6 And has raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
8 For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them.
11 Wherefore remember, that you being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;
12 That at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
13 But now in Christ Jesus you who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
14 For he is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
18 For through him we both [the two groups {living and dead – those with and without Christ} spoken of in 1 Thessalonians 4:16 & 17] have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
19 Now therefore you are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
21 In whom all the building fitly framed together grows unto a holy temple in the LORD:
22 In whom you also are built together for a habitation of God through the Spirit.
 
These two airs are seen in Revelation as the word aer is used therein twice. It first appears in Revelation 9:2 to tell of the devil, the angel of bottomless pit: which we know describes the never-ending fall, the degeneration into depravity that once started never ends. It says that when he opens the pit out of it comes smoke, and out of it locust, meaning those devouring every living (green) thing with their mouths. It says this smoke darkens the sun and the air; the sun, as we know, representing the church shining God’s light (understanding) on the earth, and the air telling of the spirit breathed out of one into another. Here it is words that have been turned into bringing spiritual death and darkness.
 
Revelation 9
1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star [Lucifer] fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air [aer] were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.
3 And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power [to rot men from the inside].
4 And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
5 And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he strikes a man.
6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
 
The second air (aer) appears in Revelation 16:17, when at the battle of Armageddon, which we know means the mount of the rendezvous (the appointed time), and is the mount of the LORD’s transfiguration, where in the cloud His glory is seen by those who have gone up with Him. It tells of when the seventh angel, the archangel of 1 Thessalonians 4:16, pours his vial into the air, and the voice of God the Father is heard, as it was on the mount of transfiguration, but this time saying “It is done!” This is the same Spirit of the LORD mouth poured into the air, as is spoken of by Paul in 2 Thessalonians 2:8 as the brightness (light and understanding returned) of His coming.
 
In Revelation 16 this comes after the river Euphrates is dried up, and the unclean spirit therein are revealed, who are the wicked deceiving and destroying the earth. They are the spirit of wickedness that has always been at work in the earth, which denies God and seeks to replace him.
 
Revelation 16
12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.
13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come [as words] out of the mouth of the dragon [the crocodile seen, who was lurking as death in their words], and out of the mouth of the beast [confusion], and out of the mouth of the false prophet [the experts of our time who pretend to know the future and know nothing – many saying “God says” – while in fact he hasn’t told them any of what they claim].
14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame [his expectations be turned to disappointment].
16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.
17 And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air [aer]; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.
18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightning; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great [these are all Spiritual manifestations of the LORD’s word and the understanding it reveals].
19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon [the confusion that rules over the world] came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath [this word].
20 And every island fled away [the dry places without God’s word], and the mountains [the places risen against the LORD – the spiritual wickedness in high places] were not found.
21 And there fell upon men a great hail [see Ezekiel 13:11 & 13 below] out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.
 
John mentioning Armageddon is referring to Zechariah 12:11 and what is there said of Megiddon, when the LORD pours out His grace upon His people, as does the angle in Revelation 16:17 above.
 
Zechariah 12
8 In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem [those taught and founded on the word that flows directly from God]; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before them.
9 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.
11 In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning [see Matthew 24:30 below] of Hadadrimmon [heydad ramam – the shout on the mountain] in the valley of Megiddon [the rendezvous].
 
Matthew 24
21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
25 Behold, I have told you before.
26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
27 For as the lightning comes out of the east, and shines even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be [He shall light on every man who receives His word, as understanding/light returned to the earth, and God shall dwell with us in His people].
28 For wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: [God’s church and government institutions, and God’s people – those claiming to be His, shall realize they have been unfaithful and have fallen away from their first principles.]
30 And then [when He has “spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them] shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is nigh:
33 So likewise you, when you shall see all these things, know that it is near [the rendezvous that has now appeared], even at the doors.
 
The hail of Revelation 16:21 above is what breaks down the wall the false prophets have built, which has resulted in God’s people not proclaiming the LORD’s work, and not showing it is him coming to save those who will hear and understand. It describes the false prophets telling God’s people they will fly away to safety, when, in fact, there is no peace, and they should be standing in the battle.
 
Ezekiel 13
1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel that prophesy, and say you unto them that prophesy out of their own hearts, Hear you the word of the LORD;
3 Thus says the LORD God; Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!
4 O Israel, your prophets are like the foxes in the deserts [go not after them – as the LORD warns in Matthew 24:26 above].
5 You have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the LORD [Today is the day of the LORD].
6 They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The LORD says: and the LORD has not sent them: and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the word [their end is shame and disappointment].
7 Have you not seen a vain vision, and have you not spoken a lying divination, whereas you say, The LORD said it; albeit I have not spoken [any of their lies]?
8 Therefore thus says the LORD God; Because you have spoken vanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I am against you, says the LORD God.
9 And mine hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity, and that divine lies: they shall not be in the assembly of my people, neither shall they be written in the writing of the house of Israel, neither shall they enter into the land of Israel; and you shall know that I am the LORD God.
10 Because, even because they have seduced my people, saying, Peace; and there was no peace [instead of telling them to stand in the battle]; and one built up a wall [that the false prophets built, which they and the people trusted in to give them peace], and, lo, others daubed it with untempered mortar [mire – their lies]:
11 Say unto them which daub it with untempered mortar [mire], that it shall fall: there shall be an overflowing shower; and you, O great hailstones, shall fall; and a stormy wind shall rend it.
12 Lo, when the wall is fallen, shall it not be said unto you, Where is the daubing [mire] wherewith you have daubed [mire] it?
13 Therefore thus says the LORD God; I will even rend it with a stormy wind in my fury; and there shall be an overflowing shower in mine anger, and great hailstones in my fury to consume [make a full end of] it.
14 So will I break down the wall that you have daubed with untempered mortar [mire – their lies], and bring it down to the ground, so that the foundation thereof shall be discovered, and it shall fall, and you shall be consumed in the midst thereof: and you shall know that I am the LORD.
15 Thus will I accomplish my wrath upon the wall, and upon them that have daubed it with untempered mortar, and will say unto you, The wall is no more, neither they that daubed it;
16 To wit, the prophets of Israel which prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and which see visions of peace for her, and there is no peace, says the LORD God.
17 Likewise, you son of man, set your face against the daughters of your people, which prophesy out of their own heart; and prophesy you against them,
18 And say, Thus says the LORD God; Woe to the women that sew pillows to all armholes [cover the LORD’s arm so none see His works], and make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature to hunt souls [cover the LORD face, His identity/character so they can trap people and make them their prey]! Will you hunt the souls of my people, and will you save the souls alive that come unto you?
19 And will you pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread [will you as Esau sell your birthright for morsels], to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your lying to my people that hear your lies?
20 Wherefore thus says the LORD God; Behold, I am against your pillows, wherewith you there hunt the souls to make them fly [telling them the lie that they will be saved from what {the tribulation} they have been and are now in the midst of, by rapturing them off the planet], and I will tear them from your arms [I will harpazo them of out of your hand and into Mine, where they shall forever be], and will let the souls go, even the souls that you hunt to make them fly.
21 Your kerchiefs also will I tear [and they will know Me], and deliver my people out of your hand, and they shall be no more in your hand to be hunted; and you shall know that I am the LORD.
22 Because with lies you have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, by promising him life:
23 Therefore you shall see no more vanity, nor divine divinations: for I will deliver my people out of your hand: and you shall know that I am the LORD.
Ezekiel 14 & 15 then go on speaking to/of these men who have turned Jerusalem into Babylon, meaning they have taken the LORD’s foundational teaching of the ways of peace and civilization and with their mire turned them into worthless confusion. It says they will continue in the same ways and will not repent, therefore the remnant that has returned to the LORD should see and understand these men have chosen destruction.
 
Ezekiel 14
3 Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their heart, and put the stumbling-block of their iniquity before their face: should I be enquired of at all by them?
4 Therefore speak unto them, and say unto them, Thus says the LORD God; Every man of the house of Israel that sets up his idols in his heart, and puts the stumbling-block of his iniquity before his face, and comes to the prophet; I the LORD will answer him that comes according to the multitude of his idols;
5 That I may take the house of Israel in their own heart, because they are all estranged from me through their idols.
6 Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus says the LORD God; Repent, and turn yourselves from your idols; and turn away your faces from all your abominations.
7 For every one of the house of Israel, or of the stranger that sojourns in Israel, which separates himself from me, and sets up his idols in his heart, and puts the stumblingblock of his iniquity before his face, and comes to a prophet to enquire of him concerning me; I the LORD will answer him by myself:
8 And I will set my face against that man, and will make him a sign and a proverb, and I will cut him off from the midst of my people; and you shall know that I am the LORD.
 
Ezekile 14
22 Yet, behold, therein shall be left a remnant that shall be brought forth, both sons and daughters: behold, they shall come forth unto you, and you shall see their way and their doings: and you shall be comforted concerning the evil that I have brought upon Jerusalem, even concerning all that I have brought upon it.
23 And they shall comfort you, when you see their ways and their doings: and you shall know that I have not done without cause all that I have done in it, saith the LORD God.
 
Ezekiel 15
1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, what is the vine tree more than any tree, or than a branch which is among the trees of the forest?
3 Shall wood be taken thereof to do any work? or will men take a pin of it to hang any vessel thereon?
4 Behold, it is cast into the fire for fuel; the fire devours both the ends of it, and the midst of it is burned. Is it meet for any work?
5 Behold, when it was whole, it was meet for no work: how much less shall it be meet yet for any work, when the fire has devoured it, and it is burned?
6 Therefore thus says the LORD God; As the vine tree among the trees of the forest, which I have given to the fire for fuel, so will I give the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
7 And I will set my face against them; they shall go out from one fire, and another fire shall devour them; and you shall know that I am the LORD, when I set my face against them.
8 And I will make the land desolate, because they have committed a trespass, says the LORD God.
 
Revelation 18
8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the LORD God who judges her.
9 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,
10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is your judgment come.
 
Revelation 21
2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
7 He that overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers [those using their words to manipulate people into doing evil], and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
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See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.
 
Continuing in the context of the previous post, the title statement is Jeremiah 1:10, which defines the chapter centered on the ideas we know are contained in the writer’s name. As we know, Jeremiah means Jehovah will rise, and with His rising will raise us. We see this mission synopsized in verse 10 above, which as we saw in the prior post begins with removing those who have led his people away from Him and into idolatry and desolation. In Judges 6 we saw these idol’s ideas and ways described as the altar of Baal and the men who led and lead therein as groves (of trees) by it. These men are those “rooted out” by the LORD’s rising, and their altars are pulled down and destroyed by the word of His wrath. His foundation is again laid by the same word and built precept upon precept, line upon line. By His Spirit, we are planted and become the new crop, trees of life again planted by rivers of His living water.
 
Jeremiah 1
4 Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
5 Before I formed you in the belly I knew you; and before you came forth out of the womb I sanctified you, and I ordained you a prophet unto the nations.
6 Then said I, Ah, LORD God! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.
7 But the LORD said unto me, Say not, I am a child: for you shall go to all that I shall send you, and whatsoever I command you you shall speak.
8 Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with you to deliver you, says the LORD.
9 Then the LORD put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in your mouth.
10 See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.
11 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Jeremiah, what sees you? And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree [the first trees to shoot forth life after winter – as in the LORD’s words in Matthew 24:32 and seeing the trees shoot forth life; in the context of life returning to the carcass he spoke of in verse 28].
12 Then said the LORD unto me, You have well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it.
After Jeremiah has “well seen” the signs and knows the season’s change is near, the LORD goes on to show him those who will come upon His people from the north. We know this speaks of the route by which the Assyrians (the progressives and communists in our time) come, and have now come. The LORD’s word is spoken against these same invaders and meant for us to know and understand their end.
 
Jeremiah 1
13 And the word of the LORD came unto me the second time, saying, What see you? And I said, I see a seething pot; and the face thereof is toward the north.
14 Then the LORD said unto me, Out of the north an evil shall break forth upon all the inhabitants of the land.
15 For, lo, I will call all the families of the kingdoms of the north, says the LORD; and they shall come, and they shall set every one his throne at the entering of the gates of Jerusalem [against the ways of peace and civilization upon which the LORD founded us], and against all the walls thereof round about, and against all the cities of Judah [against all our leaders].
16 And I will utter my judgments against them touching all their wickedness, who have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, and worshipped the works of their own hands.
17 You therefore gird up your loins, and arise, and speak unto them all that I command you: be not dismayed at their faces, lest I confound you before them.
18 For, behold, I have made you this day a defenced city, and an iron pillar, and brazen walls against the whole land, against the kings of Judah, against the princes thereof, against the priests thereof, and against the people of the land [against all those who have fallen away to the idols/ideas of the invaders].
19 And they shall fight against you; but they shall not prevail against you; for I am with you, says the LORD, to deliver you.
 
In Jeremiah 2, the LORD risen in Jeremiah instructs him to speaks to His people and begins with reminding them of who they are in their relationship with Him. In verse 8 He speaks explicitly of the priest and the prophet no longer calling on or knowing Him but instead speaking the ideas of Baal, which are worthless. The LORD then in verse 18 asks why the people drink the water of Sihor (the Nile), Egypt (captivity), and Assyria (the communists). Again, we see the problem as the words that flow to the masses: now the fake news media broadcasting only what is against our traditional Godly culture and instead by lies and misrepresentation glorify the aberrant and anarcho-communist.
 
Jeremiah 2
1 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
2 Go and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, Thus says the LORD; I remember you, the kindness of your youth, the love of your espousals, when you went after me in the wilderness, in a land that was not sown.
3 Israel was holiness unto the LORD, and the first-fruits of his increase: all that devour him shall offend; evil shall come upon them, says the LORD.
4 Hear you the word of the LORD, O house of Jacob [those calling themselves the LORD’s, who are now unknowingly wrestling with His word and presence], and all the families of the house of Israel:
5 Thus says the LORD, What iniquity have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain?
6 Neither said they, Where is the LORD that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, that led us through the wilderness, through a land of deserts and of pits, through a land of drought, and of the shadow of death, through a land that no man passed through, and where no man dwelt?
7 And I brought you into a plentiful country, to eat the fruit thereof and the goodness thereof; but when you entered, you defiled my land, and made mine heritage an abomination.
8 The priests said not, Where is the LORD? and they that handle the law knew me not: the pastors also transgressed against me, and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after things that do not profit.
9 Wherefore I will yet plead [now – by this word] with you, says the LORD, and with your children’s children will I plead.
10 For pass over the isles of Chittim [the nations in the waters {ideas and ways} that have destroyed them], and see; and send unto Kedar [the darkness of these nations caused by the corrupt waters], and consider diligently, and see if there be such a thing.
11 Has a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but my people have changed their glory for that which does not profit [My people have changed their gods to those which have destroyed these other nations – which is insane and delusional].
12 Be astonished, O you heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be you very desolate, says the LORD.
13 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.
14 Is Israel a servant? is he a home-born slave? why is he spoiled?
15 The young lions roared upon him, and yelled, and they made his land waste: his cities are burned without inhabitant.
16 Also the children of Noph [those who have grown up {as trees} to rule over the captives] and Tahapanes [whose word turned you away] have broken the crown of your head [have drawn you away from your position with the LORD].
17 Have you not procured this unto yourself, in that you have forsaken the LORD your God, when he led you by the way?
18 And now what have you to do in the way of Egypt, to drink the waters of Sihor [the Nile]? or what have you to do in the way of Assyria, to drink the waters of the river?
19 Your own wickedness shall correct you, and your backslidings shall reprove you: know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and bitter, that you have forsaken the LORD your God, and that my fear is not in you, says the LORD God of hosts.
20 For of old time I have broken your yoke, and burst your bands; and you said, I will not transgress; when upon every high hill and under every green tree you wandered, playing the harlot [were unfaithful to the LORD and your promise].
21 Yet I had planted you a noble vine, wholly a right seed: how then are you turned into the degenerate plant of a strange vine unto me? [Not knowing Him at His appearing.]
 
The word “root out” in the title is from the Hebrew word natach, literally meaning to tear away. It is the equivalent of the Greek word harpazo, which as we know is the word the false prophets have twisted into an off the planet rapture – which in turn causes them and those they mislead to deny the LORD has come to correct their errors. As we know the LORD uses the word harpazo three times in John 10 to give its true and full meaning. It is first used in verse 12 telling of these same events, when the hireling, who isn’t the good shepherd, leaves the flock, and the wolf comes and catches the sheep. This answers the question the LORD rhetorically asks ending verse 21 above: these events are how His sheep have been turned into a degenerate plant of a strange vine to Him.
 
John 10
12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep, and flees: and the wolf catches [harpazo] them, and scatters the sheep.
13 The hireling flees [from the fight], because he is an hireling, and cares not for the sheep.
 
1 Samuel 17
…Your servant kept his father’s sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock:
35 And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him.
36 Your servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine [these flesh men wallowing in their mire] shall be as one of them, seeing he has defied the armies of the living God.
37 David said [I say] moreover, The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine.
 
It is from the hands of these wicked men the LORD comes to gather His sheep again into one flock. This is the mission on which I am sent, and no man will (with lies) rapture the sheep from My hand. Thus says the LORD, “Do you see and hear Me yet?”
 
John
13 The hireling flees, because he is an hireling, and cares not for the sheep.
14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
15 As the Father knows me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
17 Therefore does my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.
19 There was a division therefore again among the Jews for these sayings.
20 And many of them said, He has a devil, and is mad; why hear you him?
21 Others said, These are not the words of him that has a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?
22 And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.
23 And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon’s porch.
24 Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long do you make us to doubt? If you be the Christ, tell us plainly.
25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and you believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me.
26 But you believe not, because you are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.
27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck [harpazo] them out of my hand.
29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck [harpazo] them out of my Father’s hand.
30 I and my Father are one.
31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.
32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do you stone me?
33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone you not; but for blasphemy; and because that you, being a man, make yourself God.
34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, You are gods?
35 If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;
36 Say you of him, whom the Father has sanctified, and sent into the world, You blaspheme; because I said, I am the Son of God?
37 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.
 
In verse 34 above the LORD quotes Psalms 82:6, a Psalm describing when the LORD is in the sanctuary among the mighty. It is the LORD telling us it is His presence as a mighty warrior in us, that delivers the poor and needy (His sheep) out of the hand of the wicked.
 
Psalms 82
1 God stands in the congregation of the mighty; he judges among the gods.
2 How long will you judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.
3 Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.
4 Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.
5 They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.
6 I have said, You are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
7 But you shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
8 Arise, O God, judge the earth: for you shall inherit all nations.
 
As we know, the word harpazo appears in Jude 23 telling of using fear to “pull them out” of the fire (remember our discussion in the prior post of Jerubbaal, who is Gideon, using fright to contend with the idol/ideas of Baal). As we know from other discussions, it is these men’s work’s that have caused the fires, in which their ideas are melting away and their works are burning up. Their works are their corrupted ideas, which are described in verse 5 above as these men not having understanding and walking in darkness, of which they are unaware and that are also the cause of the foundations of the earth being out of course.
 
Again, these men need to understand the character and person of the LORD: He has not sent me into the world to destroy them, but to pull them from the fires that will. They should fear the fact they have rejected the salvation He has sent them, and instead choose to trample His grace under their feet.
 
Jude
10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.
11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.
12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withers, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;
13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.
14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the LORD comes with ten thousands of his saints,
15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince [by this word] all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.
16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speak great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage.
17 But, beloved, remember you the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our LORD Jesus Christ;
18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.
19 These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.
20 But you, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,
21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our LORD Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
22 And of some have compassion, making a difference:
23 And others save with fear, pulling them out [harpazo] of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.
24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
25 To the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.
 
2 Peter 3
5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the LORD as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
9 The LORD is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
10 But the day of the LORD will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements [stoicheion – these men’s foundational ideas] shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements [stoicheion – corrupted ideas] shall melt with fervent heat?
13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwell righteousness.
14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that you look for such things, be diligent that you may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
15 And account that the longsuffering of our LORD is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him has written unto you;
16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrestle, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. [It is their ignorance and lack of knowledge that destroys them: their own ways. They know nothing because the LORD hasn’t shown them, and when He has through these messages they reject it out of hand. They are the mighty, giants among men, and how dare someone as lowly as I seek to correct them; “but I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.”]
17 You therefore, beloved, seeing you know these things before, beware lest you also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness.
18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
 
Hebrews 10
15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before,
16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the LORD, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.
19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,
20 By a new and living way, which he has consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;
21 And having an high priest over the house of God;
22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together [into One body], as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as you see the day [the light] approaching.
26 For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remains no more sacrifice for sins,
27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
28 He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose you, shall he be thought worthy, who has trodden under foot the Son of God, and has counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and has done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
30 For we know him that has said, Vengeance belongs unto me, I will recompense, says the LORD. And again, The LORD shall judge his people.
31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
 
Ezekiel 19
1 Moreover take you up a lamentation for the princes of Israel [the leaders of God’s people],
2 And say, What is your mother? A lioness: she lay down among lions, she nourished her whelps among young lions.
3 And she brought up one of her whelps: it became a young lion, and it learned to catch the prey; it devoured men.
4 The nations also heard of him; he was taken in their pit, and they brought him with chains unto the land of Egypt [captivity].
5 Now when she saw that she had waited, and her hope was lost, then she took another of her whelps, and made him a young lion.
6 And he went up and down among the lions, he became a young lion, and learned to catch the prey, and devoured men.
7 And he knew their desolate palaces, and he laid waste their cities; and the land was desolate, and the fullness thereof, by the noise of his roaring.
8 Then the nations set against him on every side from the provinces, and spread their net over him: he was taken in their pit.
9 And they put him in ward in chains, and brought him to the king of Babylon [confusion]: they brought him into holds, that his voice should no more be heard upon the mountains of Israel.
10 Your mother is like a vine in your blood, planted by the waters: she was fruitful and full of branches by reason of many waters.
11 And she had strong rods for the scepters of them that bare rule, and her stature was exalted among the thick branches, and she appeared in her height with the multitude of her branches.
12 But she was plucked up [nathash] in fury, she was cast down to the ground, and the east wind dried up her fruit: her strong rods were broken and withered; the fire consumed them.
13 And now she is planted in the wilderness, in a dry and thirsty ground.
14 And fire is gone out of a rod of her branches, which has devoured her fruit, so that she has no strong rod to be a scepter to rule. This is a lamentation, and shall be for a lamentation.
 
Ezekiel 20
1 And it came to pass in the seventh year, in the fifth month, the tenth day of the month [10 May 1994], that certain of the elders of Israel came to enquire of the LORD, and sat before me.
2 Then came the word of the LORD unto me, saying,
3 Son of man, speak unto the elders of Israel, and say unto them, Thus says the LORD God; Are you come to enquire of me? As I live, says the LORD God, I will not be enquired of by you.
4 Will you judge them, son of man, will you judge them? cause them to know the abominations of their fathers:
5 And say unto them, Thus says the LORD God; In the day when I chose Israel, and lifted up mine hand unto the seed of the house of Jacob, and made myself known unto them in the land of Egypt [their captivity], when I lifted up mine hand unto them, saying, I am the LORD your God;
6 In the day that I lifted up mine hand unto them, to bring them forth of the land of Egypt into a land that I had espied for them, flowing with milk and honey, which is the glory of all lands:
7 Then said I unto them, Cast you away every man the abominations of his eyes, and defile not yourselves with the idols of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
 
Revelation 11
15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our LORD, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
16 And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,
17 Saying, We give you thanks, O LORD God Almighty, which are, and was, and are to come; because you have taken to you your great power, and have reigned.
18 And the nations were angry, and your wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that you should give reward unto your servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear your name, small and great; and should destroy them which destroy the earth.
19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: [this rightly divided word] and there was lightning, and voices, and thundering, and an earthquake, and great hail. [All these are the spiritual effects of the living word, which has been dead and lay in the streets of Egypt until the LORD raised Himself in me and in those who have heard HIM SPEAKING THROUGH ME. Tell the enemies, THIS IS THE SWORD OF THE LORD and of His feller of mighty men.]
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