Leaving Our Anchorage, We Sail Into the Bosom of Abraham, Abandoning the Old Ways of Ministering, We, As Jonah, Find Shore and Our Place as the Stars of Heaven.

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Leaving Our Anchorage, We Sail Into the Bosom of Abraham, Abandoning the Old Ways of Ministering, We, As Jonah, Find Shore and Our Place as the Stars of Heaven.
 
Acts 27
22 And now I exhort you to be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss of any man’s life among you, but of the ship.
23 For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,
24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; you must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God has given you all them that sail with you.
25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.
26 Howbeit we must be cast upon a certain island.
27 But when the fourteenth night was come, as we were driven up and down in Adria, about midnight the shipmen deemed that they drew near to some country;
28 And sounded, and found it twenty fathoms: and when they had gone a little further, they sounded again, and found it fifteen fathoms.
29 Then fearing lest we should have fallen upon rocks, they cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the day.
30 And as the shipmen were about to flee out of the ship, when they had let down the boat into the sea, under color as though they would have cast anchors out of the foreship,
31 Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, you cannot be saved.
32 Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat, and let her fall off.
33 And while the day was coming on, Paul besought them all to take meat, saying, This day is the fourteenth day that you have tarried and continued fasting, having taken nothing.
34 Wherefore I pray you to take some meat: for this is for your health: for there shall not an hair fall from the head of any of you.
35 And when he had thus spoken, he took bread, and gave thanks to God in presence of them all: and when he had broken it, he began to eat.
36 Then were they all of good cheer, and they also took some meat.
37 And we were in all in the ship two hundred threescore and sixteen souls.
38 And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, and cast out the wheat into the sea.
39 And when it was day [when the light of understanding had come], they knew not the land [they didn’t re-cognize this was the destination where God hasn’t been heard]: but they discovered a certain creek [the bosom of Abraham] with a shore, into the which they were minded, if it were possible, to thrust in the ship.
40 And when they had taken up the anchors [left the place of their anchorage], they committed themselves unto the sea [to the people of the tumultuous world], and loosed the rudder bands, and hoisted up the mainsail [lifted up Christ, where all could see Him – as Moses lifted the serpent] to the wind, and made toward shore [the beginning of their new ministry – our purpose].
41 And falling into a place where two seas met [as in Exodus 15:10, speaking of Exodus 14:19 thru 31 {see below} as the aft part of the ship {the old establishments that have held us captive} that is broken off], they ran the ship aground; and the forepart stuck fast [the foundational teaching remains], and remained unmoveable, but the hinder [aft] part was broken with the violence of the waves [the continued tumult of the agitated masses].
42 And the soldiers’ counsel was to kill the prisoners [those held captive in the old ideas/idols of the established orders now become disorderes], lest any of them should swim out, and escape.
43 But the centurion, willing to save Paul, kept them from their purpose; and commanded that they which could swim should cast themselves first into the sea, and get to land:
44 And the rest, some on boards, and some on broken pieces of the ship. And so it came to pass, that they escaped all safe to land.
 
Exodus 14
17 And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall follow them: and I will get me honor upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.
18 And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I have gotten me honor upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.
19 And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them:
20 And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night.
21 And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided.
22 And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.
23 And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.
24 And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the LORD looked unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians,
25 And took off their chariot wheels, that they drove them heavily: so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the LORD fights for them against the Egyptians.
26 And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out your hand over the sea, that the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen.
27 And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea.
28 And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them.
29 But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.
30 Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore.
31 And Israel saw that great work which the LORD did upon the Egyptians: and the people feared the LORD, and believed the LORD, and his servant Moses.
 
Friends, the corrupted establishments, the degenerate thinking of the popular culture, teaches only manipulation and violence as solution and then claims it is modern love. They manipulate others to perpetrate violence against those whose achievement they falsely accuse has harmed them. The only crime of their victims is their achievement above the more primitive ideas of their accusers. Now, as these men’s (the progressives and fable tellers, both those who promise a utopia they can’t deliver) ideas fail, they use those they’ve made drunk, and then put to sleep with their fairytales, as a mindless mob they deploy against all trying to reform to more sane policies and a foundation of reality.
 
These are the patterns we have seen in our discussions of Joshua and Zerubbabel, the purified church and political bodies, as ministers of Jehovah’s deliverance and salvation and statesmen who’ve come out of the old corrupted methods of manipulation, which have caused the nation’s and world’s deluded chaos. Both the old systems rely on a show, what the LORD calls lying signs and wonders, meaning no matter how failed the policy and means, they are portrayed by their purveyors as successful. (Ephesians 4:25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another.)
 
This last aspect is the underlying factor in the Trump phenomena – abandoning blind allegiance to ideas that have failed, and a refusal to call obvious failure success. It is true in border security, immigration policy, trade, tax policy, spending, and government expansionism. In the church, it is as true in matters of the life of the unborn, marriage, gender confusion, and how the Commandments should influence us to influence policy of all the afore mentioned.
 
We are the light in the pillar of cloud by day, understanding know but not yet fully comprehended by those ignorant of the source of the light. This is the mission of the church, to fully explain the deeper (underlying) cause and effect of erroneous thinking on the peace and security of all men equally. Teaching from the source, learned in experience, in the law of nature and the law of the God of nature, the Spirit in these self-evident truths; both of which existed before all else and will exist after it.
 
We are also the pillar of fire in the night when understanding has left the world in darkness, sent as the raw truth that sets fire to the ideas that have replaced it. It is fire and brimstone that should come through us from heaven, “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.”
 
Friends, the LORD is alive in us, here, now. He has given us the power to rule this world, justly in His name, and the charge to do so. “This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the LORD of Hosts [the LORD of the Armies of Heaven].”
 
Jude
…Behold, the LORD comes with ten thousands of his saints,
15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince 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 speaks great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage. [2 Corinthians 10:12 For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.]
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.
 
Ezekiel 20
29 Then I said unto them, What is the high place whereunto you go? And the name whereof is called Bamah [the high places, the waves upon which the LORD walks] unto this day.
30 Wherefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus says the LORD God; Are you polluted after the manner of your fathers? and commit you whoredom after their abominations?
31 For when you offer your gifts, when you make your sons to pass through the fire, you pollute yourselves with all your idols, even unto this day: and shall I be enquired of by you, O house of Israel? As I live, says the LORD God, I will not be enquired of by you.
32 And that which comes into your mind shall not be at all, that you say, We will be as the heathen, as the families of the countries, to serve wood and stone.
33 As I live, says the LORD God, surely with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out, will I rule over you:
34 And I will bring you out from the people, and will gather you out of the countries wherein you are scattered, with a mighty hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with fury poured out.
35 And I will bring you into the wilderness of the people, and there will I plead with you face to face.
36 Like as I pleaded with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so will I plead with you, says the LORD God.
37 And I will cause you to pass under the rod, and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant:
38 And I will purge out from among you the rebels, and them that transgress against me: I will bring them forth out of the country where they sojourn, and they shall not enter into the land of Israel: and you shall know that I am the LORD.
39 As for you, O house of Israel, thus says the LORD God; Go you, serve you every one his idols, and hereafter also, if you will not hearken unto me: but pollute you my holy name no more with your gifts, and with your idols.
40 For in mine holy mountain, in the mountain of the height of Israel, says the LORD God, there shall all the house of Israel, all of them in the land, serve me: there will I accept them, and there will I require your offerings, and the first-fruits of your oblations, with all your holy things.
41 I will accept you with your sweet savor, when I bring you out from the people, and gather you out of the countries wherein you have been scattered; and I will be sanctified in you before the heathen.
42 And you shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall bring you into the land of Israel, into the country for the which I lifted up mine hand to give it to your fathers.
43 And there shall you remember your ways, and all your doings, wherein you have been defiled; and you shall loathe yourselves in your own sight for all your evils that you have committed.
44 And you shall know that I am the LORD when I have wrought with you for my name’s sake, not according to your wicked ways, nor according to your corrupt doings, O you house of Israel, says the LORD God.
45 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
46 Son of man, set your face toward the south, and drop your word toward the south, and prophesy against the forest of the south field;
47 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus says the LORD God; Behold, I will kindle a fire in you, and it shall devour every green tree in you, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burned therein.
48 And all flesh shall see that I the LORD have kindled it: it shall not be quenched.
49 Then said I, Ah LORD God! they say of me, Does he not speak parables?
 
Friends, the Bamah in verse 29 above is the word bamah, meaning elevation, and in only used this one time as a proper name. It is speaking of the highest seat of power and authority, where only the LORD should be sitting. It is the judgment seat from where the LORD separates the ideas men have created and added to his truth, from His truth. It is as in separating the aft part of the ship from the portion that is immovable in the bosom of Abraham. It is where He removes the corrupted ideas from the incorruptible, the ideas in men who now chase after us to brings us back into captivity from where the LORD’s truth has freed us. Now, these ideas all culminate in the LORD bringing us from death into life, quickening our minds to and by His truth. These are the waters, His word, which we know well as those Peter spoke of in 2 Peter 3, saying, “the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.”
 
Friends, hear the mystery of the Bamah; which tells of the LORD walking on the waters, upon the tops of the waves of the storm, which the ideas of corruption have caused in the people of the world. It tells us the LORD has come walking on the waves, His high places, to call us out of the ship to Him in these heights.
 
It begins with the foundational truth Job knew, and states in Job 9:8, which he then quickly follows with telling of even his ignorance of God moving, as if Peter sinking into the sea (“hold on”).
 
Job 9
1 Then Job answered and said,
2 I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just with God?
3 If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one of a thousand.
4 He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who has hardened himself against him, and has prospered?
5 Which removes the mountains, and they know not: which overturns them in his anger.
6 Which shakes the earth out of her place, and the pillars thereof tremble.
7 Which commands the sun, and it rises not; and seals up the stars.
8 Which alone spreads out the heavens, and treads upon the waves [bamah – the high places] of the sea.
9 Which makes Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south [see Job 38 below – with context surrounding verses 7, 31 & 32 – of who influences these people to rise as light in heaven – Who calls them out of the boat?].
10 Which does great things past finding out; yea, and wonders without number.
11 Lo, he goes by me, and I see him not: he passes on also, but I perceive him not.
 
Matthew 14
22 And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away.
23 And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening [darkness] was come, he was there alone. [John 16:32 Behold, the hour comes, yea, is now come, that you shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.]
24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves [by the confusion of men sitting in the LORD’s high places]: for the wind was contrary.
25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.
26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.
27 But straightway Jesus spoke unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
28 And Peter answered him and said, LORD, if it be you, bid me come unto you on the water.
29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, LORD, save me.
31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O you of little faith, wherefore did you doubt?
32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.
33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth you are the Son of God.
 
Earlier in Mathew 8:24 we are told of another time when the LORD was still with them, and He and the disciples were in a ship in a tempest. There we know the LORD was asleep: wakened by His friends as they feared they would be lost in the storm. We know the LORD awakens and calms the storm. The word there rendered “tempest” is from the Greek word seismos, a word used thirteen other times, all translated as “earthquake.” As we have seen in prior discussions, the word seio tells of the shaking; seismos is describing the underlying cause of it, and here as the source of the agitation of the sea.
 
Matthew 8
23 And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him.
24 And, behold, there arose a great tempest [seismos] in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves [the same corrupt ideas of the men sitting in the high place – in the LORD’s seat]: but he was asleep.
25 And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, LORD, save us: we perish.
26 And he said unto them, Why are you fearful, O you of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.
27 But the men marveled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!
28 And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs [the churches and the political establishment], exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.
29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with you, Jesus, you Son of God? are you come hither to torment us before the time?
30 And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding.
31 So the devils besought him, saying, If you cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.
32 And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters.
33 And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils.
34 And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of their coasts.
 
The above ending is the response we can expect (have experienced) from those who now make their living from the unclean beasts in whom now resides the demons. The cause of the agitation, the tempestuous sea, which concurs with the story that follows, is spiritual wickedness in high places, in unreasonable (atopos) and wicked men sitting in the LORD’s seat over His people, opposing Him and the love of His truth.
 
Ephesians 6
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
 
1 Thessalonians 2
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
13 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the LORD, because God has from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our LORD Jesus Christ.
15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which you have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
 
2 Thessalonians 3
1 Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the LORD may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you [received as the word of God, as it is]:
2 And that we may be delivered from unreasonable [atopos] and wicked men: for all men have not faith.
3 But the LORD is faithful, who shall establish you, and keep you from evil.
 
Isaiah defines these wicked men, those who think they are gods and sit in His seat: the bamah over God’s people.
 
Isaiah 14
9 Sheol from beneath is moved for you to meet you at your coming: it stirs up the dead for you, even all the chief ones [the mighty men] of the earth; it has raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.
10 All they shall speak and say unto you, Are you also become weak as we? are you become like unto us?
11 Your pomp is brought down to the grave [Sheol], and the noise of your viols: the worm is spread under you, and the worms cover you [as the trash in the Gehenna fires].
12 How are you fallen from heaven, O Lucifer [from the word halal, meaning to make a show, as if they are the light – as in the working of Satan {those who resist God’s word and work}, with lying signs and wonders], son of the morning! how are you cut down to the ground, which did weaken the nations! [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.]
13 For you have said in your heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14 I will ascend above the heights [bamah] of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
15 Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, to the sides of the pit.
16 They that see you shall narrowly look upon you, and consider you, saying, Is this the man [are these the men – led by this spirit of demons] that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms [the underlying cause of the agitation];
17 That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
 
Job 38
1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
2 Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? [they are corrupt men with their own ideas sitting the seat of God.]
3 Gird up now your loins like a man; for I will demand of you, and answer you me.
4 Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if you have understanding.
5 Who has laid the measures thereof, if you know? or who has stretched the line upon it?
6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;
7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
8 Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?
9 When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddling-band for it,
10 And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors,
11 And said, Hitherto shall you come, but no further: and here shall your proud waves be stayed?
12 Have you commanded the morning since your days; and caused the dayspring to know his place;
13 That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?
14 It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment.
15 And from the wicked their light is withheld, and the high arm shall be broken.
16 Have you entered into the springs of the sea? or have you walked in the search of the depth?
17 Have the gates of death been opened unto you? or have you seen the doors of the shadow of death?
18 Have you perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if you know it all.
19 Where is the way where light dwells? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof,
20 That you should take it to the bound thereof, and that you should know the paths to the house thereof?
21 Know you it, because you were then born? or because the number of your days is great?
22 Have you entered into the treasures of the snow? or have you seen the treasures of the hail,
23 Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?
24 By what way is the light parted, which scatters the east wind upon the earth?
25 Who has divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder;
26 To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man;
27 To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?
28 Has the rain a father? or who has begotten the drops of dew?
29 Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who has gendered it?
30 The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.
31 Can you bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?
32 Can you bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or can you guide Arcturus with his sons?
33 Know you the ordinances of heaven? can you set the dominion thereof in the earth?
34 Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover you?
35 Can you send lightnings, that they may go and say unto you, Here we are?
36 Who has put wisdom in the inward parts? or who has given understanding to the heart?
37 Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the bottles of heaven,
38 When the dust grows into hardness, and the clods cleave fast together?
39 Will you hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of the young lions,
40 When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait?
41 Who provides for the raven [those covered in darkness] his food? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of meat [this deeper understanding – see Acts 27:33 thru 36 above].
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