In blessing I will bless you, and in multiplying I will multiply your seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and your seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; And in your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because you have obeyed my voice.

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In blessing I will bless you, and in multiplying I will multiply your seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and your seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; And in your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because you have obeyed my voice.
 
As we discussed in the prior post, the above is speaking of the end the LORD promises, that we also saw comes when He has prepared and perfected us. As we saw, this includes the LORD raising up His anointed as the Author and Finisher of our faith, who makes straight what had become crooked, and leads us through the veil into perfection in the Father’s presence.
 
In other previous posts, this is described as when the breach in the house of David is repaired, which we know is the promise of the sure mercies of David and the unification of all God people under one rightful king. Amos 9 speaks in this context and gives us a fuller view of the LORD’s words in the title above from Geneses 22:17 & 18.
 
Amos
11 In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old:
12 That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of all the heathen, which are called by my name, says the LORD that does this.
 
As we know, Edom describes the descendants of Esau, the brother of Jacob who sold his birthright to Jacob. Edom then became one the heathen nations, which now in type describes our fellow countrymen who are so caught up in what can force from the hand of God’s people that they have sold what should have been for their welfare.
 
In these two passages, when we are told of the blessing that now comes upon God’s people, which becomes a blessing to the “heathen” and the “nations,” the same Hebrew word gowy is used. It means the masses who don’t know God or His ways, but who are in fact the children of God. We see the original promise in Genesis 22 says the all the nation of the earth. The word gowy also means a swarm of locust, as in those who come and consume everything and then move on, never producing anything except other locusts. This description is of communists and invaders, who have consumed where they were and must necessarily move on to green pastures, such as this Nation under God.
 
When these passages say, we will “possess” these people and their gates, they both use the Hebrew word yarash, meaning “to occupy (by driving out previous tenants, and possessing in their place).” As we saw in the prior post, the gates, the Hebrew word sha’ar, implies an entryway into the mind as what allowed them to possess our thoughts, and all the natural world. Yarash is speaking driving out ideas occupying the mind, so God’s ideas can replace them.
 
As we have also seen in recent posts, the LORD, in Hoses 6:6 says His people are destroyed by their lack of knowledge, which we know is the ignorance and confusion that rules over the world as Babylon. We have also seen in Hosea 4:1, the LORD describes this lack is more specifically of the knowledge of God.
 
Before going on we need to look at Paul’s words on Mars’ hill where he speaks of the same ignorance of God, and of when it ends.
 
Acts 17
22 Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars’ hill, and said, You men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are too superstitious.
23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, To The Unknown God. Whom therefore you ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.
24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is LORD of heaven and earth, dwells not in temples made with hands; [He is Spirit and Truth, and dwells in men He prepares to receive Him]
25 Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he gives to all life, and breath, and all things;
26 And has made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;
27 That they should seek the LORD, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: [waiting to be received – to raise us to life with His rising in us]
28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
29 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device. [He is not a creation by man, but is His Creator]
30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commands all men every where to repent:
31 Because he has appointed a day [now, this day], in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he has ordained; whereof he has given assurance unto all men, in that he has raised him from the dead [I am].
32 And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear you again of this matter.
 
Hosea 6
1 Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he has torn, and he will heal us; he has smitten, and he will bind us up.
2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight [in/by His presence].
3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD [to receive His knowledge]: his going forth is prepared as the morning [as light into the darkened world – as understanding into ignorance and confusion]; and he shall come unto us as the rain [the pure word of God, as waters flowing from heaven], as the latter and former rain unto the earth [the word that came before, and is now His written word, and then seen in this understanding].
4 O Ephraim [the second and double blessing – as in the passages above, God people blessed by this understanding, which in turn brings a blessing upon the all the new world age it creates], what shall I do unto you? O Judah [the leader of God’s people – who haven’t led them into and by His light], what shall I do unto you? for your goodness [their ideas they thought were good] is as a morning cloud, and as the early dew it goes away [when the light of the sun/son comes].
5 Therefore have I hewed [cut them down] them by the [words of the] prophets; I have slain them by the words of my mouth [the former and latter rains]: and your judgments [which have come by these rains] are as the light that goes forth.
6 For I desired mercy [the same mercy the LORD showed David], and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
7 But they like men have transgressed the covenant: there have they dealt treacherously against me.
8 Gilead [this mountain of testimony] is a city of them that work iniquity, and is polluted with blood [they have corrupted/defiled God’s words and cause them to drain life instead of bringing and sustain it].
9 And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way by consent: for they commit lewdness.
10 I have seen an horrible thing in the house of Israel [all God’s people, Christian and Jew]: there is the whoredom of Ephraim [this generation have sold themselves to their idols/ideas], Israel is defiled [separated from God by their corruption and its resulting ignorance and confusion].
11 Also, O Judah [the leaders of God’s people], he has set an harvest for you, when I returned the captivity of my people.
 
Hosea 4
1 Hear the word of the LORD, you children of Israel: for the LORD has a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.
2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood touches blood [what drained the life from some now drains life from all].
3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwells therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away [all living].
4 Yet let no man strive, nor reprove another: for your people are as they that strive with the priest.
5 Therefore shall you fall in the day, and the prophet also shall fall [be hewn down] with you in the night [by their lack of understanding], and I will destroy your mother.
6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you shall be no priest to me: seeing you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children [those they have produced after their own kind].
7 As they were increased, so they sinned against me: therefore will I change their glory into shame [they will realize the deceptions they glory in have not and will not come – because they are lies these men have created].
8 They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart on their iniquity [there are no calls to repentance – because the priests and prophets refuse to admit their own sin/errors, which are the sins of the people they have produced after their own kind].
9 And there shall be, like people, like priest: and I will punish them for their ways, and reward them their doings.
10 For they shall eat, and not have enough: they shall commit whoredom, and shall not increase: because they have left off to take heed to the LORD [without knowledge they are unable to hear His voice].
11 Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart [selling themselves to idols and their stupefying words have also removed their mind’s ability to rightly reason].
12 My people ask counsel at their stocks, and their staff declares unto them: for the spirit of whoredom [idol worship] has caused them to err, and they have gone a whoring [they have sold themselves] from under their God.
13 They sacrifice upon the tops of the mountains, and burn incense upon the hills, under oaks and poplars and elms [these leaders as the trees that are hewn down], because the shadow thereof is good: therefore your daughters shall commit whoredom, and your spouses shall commit adultery.
14 I will not punish your daughters when they commit whoredom, nor your spouses when they commit adultery: for themselves are separated with whores, and they sacrifice with harlots: therefore the people that do not understand shall fall [be hewn down].
15 Though you, Israel [God’s people – Christian and Jew, Israel and Judah, Samaria and Jerusalem], play the harlot, yet let not Judah offend [now the leaders of God people]; and come not you unto Gilgal [the words that have agitated the sea – the masses], neither go you up to Bethaven [the house/family of naught], nor swear, The LORD lives [in these places].
16 For Israel slides back as a backsliding heifer [who will not move or return]: now [because of this] the LORD will feed them [with His word, by which man shall lives] as a lamb in a large place [as sheep who have no shepherd and have been scattered].
17 Ephraim is joined to idols [all God’s people in our time]: let him alone.
18 Their drink is sour [their words/ teaching – have spoiled and are undrinkable]: they have committed whoredom continually: her rulers with shame do love, Give you [instead of feeding the flock they call on God’s people to give to them].
19 The wind has bound her up in her wings [the spirit in her has lifted her up and carried her away from God], and they shall be ashamed [disappointed] because of their sacrifices [which are defiled by their idols].
 
When Hosea 6 ends saying this renewal comes when the LORD again brings the captivity of His people, it is describe the same as what Amos goes on to speak of, when the world is plowed under and those working in it are replaced.
 
Amos 9
13 Behold, the days come, says the LORD, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes [will overtake] him that sows seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills [the high place of the world/age] shall melt.
14 And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them.
15 And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, says the LORD your God.
 
Friends, this nation is the nation (when truly operating under God) that has blessed the world more than any other in history. In our prosperity (Jeshurun) we forgot its source and allowed the communists and other foreign ideas to take over all our institutions of education. These were established for one purpose: to propagated our better ideas, those which elevated us above all the nation, not by chance but by achievement. Then came the invaders who turned knowledge into art and altered it at their whim. These used their liberty as license, and with destructive intention replaced self-evident absolutes with everchanging relativism: more primitive ideas that have destroyed nations throughout history.
 
The answer for US is a return to those same ideas, and to courage and willingness to freely export them to any person or nation who will receive them. These truths, our better ideas, are self-evident, and therefore do and will repeat their outcomes every time the formula is followed diligently.
 
The cause of our now failing society is knowable, but only with seeing and understanding knowledge. As we have discussed in prior posts, the knowledge we describe does exist, even in the void where it isn’t comprehended. In this darkness, it comes as light, touching any eye or ear that will behold it. What we are in the midst of is a renaissance, an awakening to what has always been near us but became ignored, forgotten, and now refused. As Paul says above, all we need do is feel for it and it [He] will find us.
 
It is hard for men to understand, first that God dwells in man, and that there are men in this enlightened state who don’t come with some hidden motive, to push a religion or an ideology. Equally as hard to understand in the darkness that now covers and rule over the world, is that there are better ideas, a better Spirit that holds truth and the knowledge of God as the most valuable elements in existence, and freely gives them to all who ask.
 
This offer is the humble entry of the LORD, riding on/in those who have humbled themselves to bear His burden with Him. They are His leaders, who again bring the LORD into His city, which is taught and founded upon the peace that comes by the knowledge of God. We are told of this in Zechariah 9, which begins by describing the imposters: those teaching and spewing ideas the old world depended upon, which drained the life (blood) from humanity. The same word above rendered “possess” is used in Zechariah 9:4 where it is translated “cast her out” in describing what the LORD is doing to these men and their ideas. It says He will end their power to control the minds of the people (the sea), after what they have presented as valuable (gold) shall be seen as what is miring the way.
 
Zechariah 9
3 And Tyrus [the false rock] did build herself a strong hold, and heaped up silver as the dust, and fine gold as the mire of the streets.
4 Behold, the LORD will cast her out [yarash – will possess {take hold of} her ideas – remove and replace them], and he will smite her power in the sea [by the liberated masses]; and she shall be devoured with fire.
5 Ashkelon [those tried in the fires] shall see it, and fear; Gaza [the powerful] also shall see it, and be very sorrowful, and Ekron [as was Saul – they shall be replaced]; for her expectation shall be ashamed; and the king shall perish from Gaza [as did Saul, lose his power], and Ashkelon [the place of this trial – confusion] shall not be inhabited.
6 And the illegitimate children shall dwell in Ashdod [without power], and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines [those who by choice remain in their own mire they have stirred].
7 And I will take away his blood out of his mouth, and his abominations from between his teeth [as when David fought the lion and the bear]: but he that remains, even he, shall be for our God, and he shall be as a governor in Judah, and Ekron as a Jebusite [will be as those cast out of Jebus so God’s people could enter and become Jerusalem – taught and founded on God ways of peace].
8 And I will encamp about mine house because of the army, because of him that passes by, and because of him that returns: and no oppressor shall pass through them any more: for now have I seen with mine eyes.
9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, your King comes unto you: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon a donkey, and upon a colt the foal of a donkey [those released from those who have ruled over them with oppression – referring to Genesis 49:7 thru 12, and 22 thru 26]
10 And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem, and the battle bow shall be cut off: and he shall speak peace unto the heathen: and his dominion shall be from sea even to sea, and from the river even to the ends of the earth.
11 As for you also, by the blood of your covenant I have sent forth your prisoners out of the pit wherein is no water.
12 Turn you to the strong hold, you prisoners of hope: even to day do I declare that I will render double unto you;
13 When I have bent Judah for me, filled the bow with Ephraim [referring to Genesis 49:24 and the bowman who shoots the longshot arrow, as a stone slung by David], and raised up your sons, O Zion, against your sons, O Greece [the mired and intoxicated], and made you as the sword of a mighty man.
14 And the LORD shall be seen over them, and his arrow shall go forth as the lightning: and the LORD God shall blow the trumpet, and shall go with whirlwinds of the south.
15 The LORD of hosts shall defend them; and they shall devour, and subdue with sling stones [as David]; and they shall drink, and make a noise as through wine; and they shall be filled like bowls, and as the corners of the altar.
16 And the LORD their God shall save them in that day as the flock of his people: for they shall be as the stones [Jewels] of a crown, lifted up as an ensign upon his land.
17 For how great is his goodness, and how great is his beauty! corn shall make the young men cheerful, and new wine the maids.
 
Zechariah 10
1 Ask you of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; so the LORD shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field.
2 For the idols have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie, and have told false dreams; they comfort in vain: therefore they went their [own] way as a [straying] flock, they were troubled, because there was no shepherd.
3 Mine anger was kindled against the shepherds, and I punished the goats [those who led them astray]: for the LORD of hosts has visited his flock the house of Judah [His leaders], and has made them as his goodly horse in the battle [the donkey now purified {made white} and become as those He rides into battle].
4 Out of him came forth the corner [the stone of turning], out of him the nail [those on whom He can rely], out of him the battle bow, out of him every oppressor [those who will govern] together.
5 And they shall be as mighty men, which tread down their enemies in the mire of the streets in the battle: and they shall fight, because the LORD is with them, and the riders on horses shall be confounded.
6 And I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the house of Joseph, and I will bring them again to place them; for I have mercy upon them: and they shall be as though I had not cast them off: for I am the LORD their God, and will hear them.
7 And they of Ephraim shall be like a mighty man, and their heart shall rejoice as through wine: yea, their children shall see it, and be glad; their heart shall rejoice in the LORD.
8 I will hiss for them, and gather them; for I have redeemed them: and they shall increase as they have increased.
9 And I will sow them among the people: and they shall remember me in far countries; and they shall live with their children, and turn again.
10 I will bring them again also out of the land of Egypt [their captivity], and gather them out of Assyria [from the communists]; and I will bring them into the land of Gilead [this mountain of testimony] and Lebanon [where purity is again seen in glory on high]; and place shall not be found for them [the captivity and communism].
11 And he shall pass through the sea with affliction, and shall smite the waves in the sea [the pride of men agitating the masses], and all the deeps of the river shall dry up [their words of confusion shall end]: and the pride of Assyria [the communists] shall be brought down, and the scepter of Egypt [the rule of their captivity] shall depart away.
12 And I will strengthen them in the LORD; and they shall walk up and down in his name, says the LORD.
 
Revelation 19
1 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honor, and power, unto the LORD our God:
2 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he has judged the great whore [His unfaithful people], which did corrupt the earth with her fornication [her interaction with idols and the confusion that followed], and has avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.
3 And again they said, Alleluia And her smoke rose up for ever and ever.
4 And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia.
5 And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all you his servants, and you that fear him, both small and great.
6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thundering, saying, Alleluia: for the LORD God omnipotent reigns.
7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife has made herself ready.
8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white [the white horse seen in verses 11 & 14]: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
9 And he said unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he said unto me, These are the true sayings of God.
10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See you do it not: I am your fellow-servant, and of your brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he does judge and make war.
12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15 And out of his mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treads the winepress [see Amos 9:13 above] of the fierceness and wrath [the words of His mouth] of Almighty God.
16 And he has on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And LORD Of Lords.
17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun [stand in what gives light {understanding} to the world]; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;
18 That you may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.
19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.
20 And the beast [confusion] was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast [confusion in their forehead and hand – their ideas and their works], and them that worshipped his image [his creations – works]. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. [1 Corinthians 3: 13 Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day {the light of the sun} shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. 14 If any man’s work abide which he has built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. 15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.]
21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword [words] proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.
 
Psalm 55
1 Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not yourself from my supplication.
2 Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise;
3 Because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate me.
4 My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me.
5 Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror has overwhelmed me.
6 And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest.
7 Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. Selah.
8 I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest.
9 Destroy, O LORD, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.
10 Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof: mischief also and sorrow are in the midst of it.
11 Wickedness is in the midst thereof: deceit and guile depart not from her streets.
12 For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him:
13 But it was you, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance.
14 We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.
15 Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into Sheol: for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.
16 As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me.
17 Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.
18 He has delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were many with me.
19 God shall hear, and afflict them, even he that abides of old. Selah. [this is all speaking of the devil – who rebelled against God and whose spirit now controlls all those who infest His house. 2 Corinthians 11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.] Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God.
20 He has put forth his hands against such as be at peace with him: he has broken his covenant.
21 The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.
22 Cast your burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain you: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.
23 But you, O God, shall bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in you.
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