The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

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The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
 
The title is Psalms 19:7, and is the final understanding that comes as the circuit of the LORD culminates in this knowledge comprehended.
 
Psalms 19
1 The heavens [separating truth from babble] declare the glory of God; and the firmament [and the exposition that leads to enlightenment] shows his handy-work.
2 Day unto day [from the light appearing to it leaving] utters speech, and night unto night [in confusion and its departing] shows [chavah] knowledge.
3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard [because the truths espoused are self-evident: truth self-repeating in life’s experience, even in the void – when all understanding has become darkened].
4 Their line [measuring these ideas and again seeing them repeat] is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them has he set a tabernacle for the sun [in seeing them we understand – the enlightenment coming to the enlightened and both as if the sun rising from below the horizon],
5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber [{chuppah} the LORD coming for His people who are willing to join in this bond of truth and faithfulness], and rejoices as a strong man to run a race [happy and ready run the full course we know lies before us].
6 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit [tquwphah] unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
11 Moreover by them is your servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.
12 Who can understand his [own] errors? cleanse you me from secret faults [let the LORD do His work, and he will cleanse us from the errors of which we are unaware].
13 Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression [pesha’].
14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
 
This “ciruit” of light into darkness and from there returning to the light, is spokes of above in verse 6 using the Hebrew word tquwphah. The word is only used four times and means a revolution, as in the course of the sun, or a lapse of time. Of the other three times, it is twice used (Exodus 34:22 and 1 Samuel 1:20) speaking of the feast of ingathering (the Feast of Tabernacles), which is when the harvest is gathered and the circuit ends and a new begins. The other time (2 Chronicles 24:23) is to tell of when enemies destroyed the leaders of God’s people and carried all the spoil to the king of Damascus (this name means to silence of the work – from word meaning silence and tears). These are the ending and the beginning of the darkness, as is spoken of Psalms 19 above.
 
In Exodus 34:22 it is describing when the work would end, the Sabbaths when the LORD commanded all work to stop so the people could gather to Him and hear His word.
 
Exodus 34
21 Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest: in earing [plowing] time and in harvest you shall rest.
22 And you shall observe the feast of weeks, of the first-fruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year’s end.
23 Thrice in the year shall all your menchildren appear before the LORD God, the God of Israel.
24 For I will cast out the nations before you, and enlarge your borders: neither shall any man desire your land, when you shall go up to [Jerusalem] appear before the LORD your God thrice in the year.
 
The word is then used to describe when the time (yowm – the word rendered “day” in Psalms 19:2 above) “had come” for Samuel’s birth. Samuel is from the words shama, meaning to hear intelligently, and to tell (what is heard); and the word El, which is God. He was born of Hannah, her name from the word chanan, meaning to condescend, to bend down in favor, moved by petition. We know Samuel comes from outside the existing priesthood, which was by birth then in the family of Eli. We are told in 1 Samuel 2:12 that the sons of Eli knew not the LORD and worshiped Belial instead (see 2 Corinthians 6:15 below), which we are told is manifested in their eating of the sacrifices – as do the false prophets and false teachers of our time. These are those from who we are called to separate ourselves.
 
1 Samuel 2
12 Now the sons of Eli were sons of Belial; they knew not the LORD.
13 And the priest’s custom with the people was, that, when any man offered sacrifice, the priest’s servant came, while the flesh was in seething, with a fleshhook of three teeth in his hand;
14 And he struck it into the pan, or kettle, or caldron, or pot; all that the fleshhook brought up the priest took for himself. So they did in Shiloh unto all the Israelites that came thither.
15 Also before they burnt the fat, the priest’s servant came, and said to the man that sacrificed, Give flesh to roast for the priest; for he will not have sodden flesh of you, but raw.
16 And if any man said unto him, Let them not fail to burn the fat presently, and then take as much as your soul desires; then he would answer him, Nay; but you shall give it me now: and if not, I will take it by force.
17 Wherefore the sin of the young men was very great before the LORD: for men abhorred the offering of the LORD.
18 But Samuel ministered before the LORD, being a child, girded with a linen ephod.
 
2 Corinthians 6
14 Be you not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion has light with darkness?
15 And what concord has Christ with Belial? or what part has he that believes with an infidel?
16 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? for you are the temple of the living God; as God has said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be you separate, says the LORD, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.
18 And will be a Father unto you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, says the LORD Almighty.
 
It is from among those who have come out from the corrupted order of priests, the LORD raised up a prophet, who would intelligently hear Him and speaks exactly what he heard. This is Samuel rising in the order of Melchizedek, and also showing us the pattern of the feast of the ingathering when God’s people would live in booths outside the house, as while they waited to enter the promise – now His presence (after the final week of Daniel).
 
Here is Hannah’s song when the LORD answered her petition:
 
1 Samuel 2
1 And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoices in the LORD, mine horn is exalted in the LORD: my mouth is enlarged [see 2 Corinthians 6:11 thru 13 below – when Paul is enlarged by His open mouth] over mine enemies; because I rejoice in your salvation.
2 There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside you: neither is there any rock like our God.
3 Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogance come out of your mouth [see Psalms 19:12 thru 14 above] for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.
4 The bows of the mighty men are broken, and they that stumbled are girded with strength [see Isaiah 8:15 below].
5 They that were full have hired out themselves for bread; and they that were hungry ceased: so that the barren has born seven; and she that has many children is waxed feeble.
6 The LORD kills, and makes alive: he brings down to the grave, and brings up.
7 The LORD makes poor, and makes rich: he brings low, and lifts up.
8 He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD’s, and he has set the world upon them.
9 He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.
10 The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken to pieces; out of heaven shall he thunder upon them: the LORD shall judge the ends of the earth; and he shall give strength unto his king, and exalt the horn of his anointed.
 
2 Corinthians 6
11 O you Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged [our understanding is seen as your understanding increases from God’s word heard from us – His glory {presence} seen reproduces His glory in you].
12 You are not straitened in us, but you are straitened in your own bowels [you are not restricted by our preaching, but rather by it you are liberated from your own ideas which restrict you].
13 Now for a recompense [as an appropriate repayment] in the same, (I speak as unto my children,) be you also enlarged [let your mouths be opened to show your understanding and God’s glory – to enlarge yourselves and others].
14 Be you not unequally yoked together with unbelievers [those who don’t believe this is the word of God, and instead choose to remain with their idols: the creations of men]: for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion has light with darkness?
15 And what concord has Christ with Belial [the idols of confusion – worshiped by those resisting God and His correction]? or what part has he that believes with an infidel [those who have been unfaithful to God]?
16 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? for you are the temple of the living God; as God has said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be you separate, says the LORD [see Isaiah 52:11], and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.
18 And will be a Father unto you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, said the LORD Almighty. [Do you believe this? Then say so! “You are the light of the world {you have the understanding the world needs}. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.”]
 
Isaiah 8
…O Immanuel.
9 Associate yourselves, O you people, and you shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all you of far countries: gird yourselves, and you shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and you shall be broken in pieces.
10 Take counsel together, and it shall come to naught; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us.
11 For the LORD spoke thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying,
12 Say you not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear you their fear, nor be afraid.
13 Sanctify [separate yourselves to] the LORD of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.
14 And he shall be for a sanctuary [a place of safety]; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
15 And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.
16 Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.
17 And I will wait upon the LORD, that hides his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.
18 Behold, I and the children whom the LORD has given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which dwells in mount Zion.
19 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? [Should they be looking] for the living to the dead?
20 [Or]To the law and to the testimony[?]: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
21 And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry [because they refuse this feast]: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse their king and their God, and look upward [see Romans 10:6 below].
22 And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble and darkness, dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness [driven to delusion because they refuse the love of God’s truth].
 
Romans 10
1 Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.
2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
3 For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness [His knowledge as what is correct and true], and going about to establish their own righteousness [their own correctness], have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness [knowledge] of God.
4 For Christ [reproduced in us by a new mind] is the end [the light of understanding coming as what produced the end] of the law for righteousness to every one that believes.
5 For Moses describes the righteousness which is of the law [this is searching the written word of God and missing Christ appearing in the words preached], That the man which does those things shall live by them.
6 But the righteousness which is of faith speaks on this wise, Say not in your heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)
7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)
8 But what says it? The word is nigh you, even in your mouth, and in your heart: that is, the word of faith, which [is this word] we preach [then coming from your mouth as a confession it is the Living God in you speaking];
9 That if you shall confess with your mouth the LORD Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved.
10 For with the heart man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
11 For the scripture says, Whosoever believes on him shall not be ashamed.
12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same LORD over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the LORD shall be saved.
14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, LORD, who has believed our report? [Isaiah 53:1 speaking of those who see what has become self-evident truth repeating itself before their eyes {the arm, work, of the LORD revealed} and they still refuse to believe and confess it]
17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes truly, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world. [quoting Psalms 19:4 above]
19 But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses said, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.
20 But Isaiah is very bold, and says, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me.
21 But to Israel he says, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.
 
These last verses are quoted from Isaiah 65:1 & 2 – which goes on to tell of those who choose to remain among the dead, saying it is because they think they are holier than the living. This itself is showing their corruption. The LORD says:
 
Isaiah 65
11 But you are they that forsake the LORD, that forget my holy mountain, that prepare a table for that troop [see Hosea 6:9 below – telling of who this troop is], and that furnish the drink offering unto that number.
12 Therefore will I number you to the sword, and you shall all bow down to the slaughter: because when I called, you did not answer; when I spoke, you did not hear; but did evil before mine eyes, and did choose that wherein I delighted not.
13 Therefore thus says the LORD God, Behold, my servants shall eat, but you shall be hungry: behold, my servants shall drink, but you shall be thirsty: behold, my servants shall rejoice, but you shall be ashamed:
14 Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but you shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit.
15 And you shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen: for the LORD God shall slay you, and call his servants by another name:
16 That he who blesses himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he that swears in the earth shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from mine eyes.
 
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 [by the light of His understanding] will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in [by] his sight.
3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning [as the sun rise]; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain [this word of God from heaven] unto the earth.
4 O Ephraim, what shall I do unto you? O Judah, what shall I do unto you? for your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the early dew it goes away.
5 Therefore have I hewed them by the prophets; I have slain them by the words of my mouth: and your judgments are as the light [understanding] that goes forth.
6 For I desired mercy, 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 is a city of them that work iniquity, and is polluted with blood.
9 And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests [as the sons of Eli] murder in the way by consent: for they commit lewdness.
10 I have seen an horrible thing in the house of Israel: there is the whoredom of Ephraim, Israel is defiled.
11 Also, O Judah, he has set an harvest for you, when I returned the captivity of my people.
 
The word “sun” in Psalms 19:4 is the six times used Hebrew word chammah, meaning heat. It appears two times in Isaiah 30:26 in telling when the light (understanding) has been increased, and the moon has the light of the sun, and the sun has the light of seven days. We know these are speaking of the understanding that will be in the civil government and the church.
 
Isaiah 30
26 Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold, as the light of seven days, in the day that the LORD binds up the breach of his people, and heal the stroke of their wound.
27 Behold, the name of the LORD comes from far, burning with his anger, and the burden thereof is heavy: his lips are full of indignation, and his tongue as a devouring fire:
28 And his breath, as an overflowing stream, shall reach to the midst of the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of vanity: and there shall be a bridle in the jaws of the people, causing them to err.
29 You shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goes with a pipe to come into the mountain of the LORD, to the mighty One of Israel.
30 And the LORD shall cause his glorious voice to be heard, and shall shew the lighting down of his arm, with the indignation of his anger, and with the flame of a devouring fire, with scattering, and tempest, and hailstones.
31 For through the voice of the LORD shall the Assyrian [the communists – the thieves and robbers who use the law to commit their crimes] be beaten down, which smote with a rod.
32 And in every place where the grounded staff shall pass, which the LORD shall lay upon him, it shall be with tabrets and harps: and in battles of shaking will he fight with it.
33 For Tophet [the place of fire] is ordained of old; yea, for the king it is prepared; he has made it deep and large: the pile thereof is fire and much wood; the breath of the LORD, like a stream of brimstone, does kindle it.
 
This increased knowledge/understanding as a sudden brightening of light is what Daniel speaks in Daniel 12:3.
 
Daniel 12
1 And at that time shall Michael [he who is like God] stand up, the great prince which stands for the children of your people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time your people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
4 But you, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
5 Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river.
6 And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?
7 And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.
8 And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my LORD, what shall be the end of these things?
9 And he said, Go your way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.
 
Friends, this is the pattern (circuit) that God has worked man through often. It is the story of Job, beginning with understanding in Job and his friends, as if Eli and his sons. Understanding in them as light that gradually goes dim and degenerated into a perverted and unrecognizable form. Job is as the last remaining (of the sons of God, as stars who sang for joy), who his friends then accuse as they attributed his troubles to God destroying him for his sins, as they say, He said He would. Job responds by trying to establish his own righteousness (correctness) and himself degenerated from God’s truth in this way.
 
These events eventually lead to Elihu (Jehovah is God – in him speaking) standing, as Michael stands, in the order of Melchizedek, outside the corrupted orders of those who think they are the holiest of all people.
 
The word translated “shows” above in Psalms 19:2 is the Hebrew word chavah, a word used six time, all others in Job. It is first used in Job 15:17 as one of Job’s accusers, Eliphaz (his god is gold), is showing Job what he knows about how God destroys the wicked, such as Job. This is the point, God doesn’t destroy the wicked, they are destroying themselves by their ignorance and the resulting disjoining of peoples, pitting them against one and other. The LORD comes to save them from themselves, and eventually to save those they have made their prey and refuse to release.
 
The other four times chavah appears, it is thrice as Elihu “shows” his opinion, which he then finally reveals is him showing what he is speaking on God’s behalf – as he fetches (nasa’ – lifts) his knowledge from afar (rachowq – long ago), and he ascribes righteousness to his Maker.
 
This word rachowq is the word rendered “long ago” in Isaiah 22:11, and as “of old” in Isaiah 25:1.
 
Isaiah 22
9 You have seen also the breaches of the city of David, that they are many: and you gathered together the waters of the lower pool.
10 And you have numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses have you broken down to fortify the wall.
11 You made also a ditch between the two walls for the water of the old pool: but you have not looked unto the maker thereof, neither had respect unto Him that fashioned it long ago.
 
Isaiah 25
1 O LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you, I will praise your name; for you have done wonderful things; your counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.
2 For you have made of a city an heap; of a defensed city a ruin: a palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be built.
3 Therefore shall the strong people glorify you, the city of the terrible nations shall fear you.
4 For you have been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.
5 You shall bring down the noise of strangers, as the heat in a dry place; even the heat with the shadow of a cloud: the branch of the terrible ones shall be brought low.
6 And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.
8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the LORD God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it.
9 And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.
 
Job 36
1 Elihu also proceeded, and said,
2 Suffer me a little, and I will show [chavah] you that I have yet to speak on God’s behalf.
3 I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.
4 For truly my words shall not be false: he that is perfect in knowledge is with you.
5 Behold, God is mighty, and despises not any: he is mighty in strength and wisdom.
6 He preserves not the life of the wicked: but gives right to the poor.
7 He withdraws not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings are they on the throne; yea, he does establish them for ever, and they are exalted.
8 And if they be bound in fetters, and be held in cords of affliction;
9 Then he shows them their work, and their transgressions that they have exceeded.
10 He opens also their ear to discipline, and commands that they return from iniquity.
11 If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.
12 But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die without knowledge.
13 But the hypocrites in heart heap up wrath: they cry not when he binds them.
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