So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet colored beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet colored beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

Today’s title, Revelation 17:3, is speaking of when John understood the judgment that would come, which is here, when God’s judgment is upon MYSTERY BABYLON, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND [OF] THE ABOMINATIONS OF [ALL] THE EARTH.

As we understand, Babylon is confusion, the mother of children who are unfaithful to God, both the products of replacing God with abominations (men’s ideas and ways replacing the holy, as idols worshipped in God’s place).

When the chapter speaks of the beast (Babylon – confusion) having seven heads and ten horns, it is speaking of all the churches and civil governments of the world in darkness, which we know is ignorance come from replacing God, and the resulting confusion that covers all the earth. The judgment is God coming, as light into the darkness, giving understanding that both reveals His presence and glory, while also causing those who attempt to perpetuate the ignorance (lies) to perish (apoleia) by their own hand (works). Understanding this simplicity uncovers (apocalypse – reveals) the mystery of Babylon.

(Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness [ignorance] was upon the face of the deep [the ideas in God’s word, ignored and now hidden]. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters [the sealed word, only superficially understood]. 3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light [understanding]. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. 5 And God called the light [understanding] Day, and the darkness [ignorance] he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day [the first time understanding appeared]. 6 And God said, Let there be a firmament [a great expansion in righty interpreting the word of God and separating it from the words of men] in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. 7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. 8 And God called the firmament Heaven [where and when the word of God is separated from the words of men, and in this pure form effects the minds and lives of all those who will receive His understanding]. And the evening and the morning were the second day.)

Revelation 17
1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials [this understanding poured into and then from earthen vessels], and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will show unto you the judgment of the great whore that sits upon many waters [the unfaithful church, which first falls into darkness]:
2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication [with the church in darkness, the civil governments also fall into the same state of ignorance and confusion], and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk [the mind of all men become stupefies into the same darkness] with the wine of her fornication.
3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet colored beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet color, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
5 And upon her forehead was a name written, Mystery, Babylon The Great, The Mother Of Harlots And Abominations Of The Earth.
6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus [God’s people, who kill those speaking God’s true message, because it is against and reveals their unfaithfulness]: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.
7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman [all God’s people], and of the beast [confusion – Babylon] that carries her, which has the seven heads and ten horns [church and civil governments].
8 The beast [confusion before the light] that you sawest was [before the light came], and is not [in the time when John wrote, when understanding was still with God’s people: the light of Christ in men]; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit [the never-ending fall, backsliding {carrying away} of God’s people away from Him and into replacing Him with abominations], and go into perdition [apoleia – by this fall they perish – as will those who, by choice, remain in a state away {separated} from God]: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. [These men wonder, are confused because they haven’t found themselves in the word of God’s understanding, because they instead remain in confusion and listening {beholding} the confusion that has replaced God.]
9 And here is the mind which has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains [churches that have risen up and loom over the earth], on which the woman [the unfaithful] sits.
10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen [the first five church types described in Revelation 2 & 3], and one is [the church of Philadelphia, that existed at the time of Johns writing and until the light was completely suppressed by the ignorance that replaced it], and the other is not yet come [the church of Laodicea, which describes the church after the light, fallen into complacency and without effect – Jesurun]; and when he comes, he must continue a short space.
11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth [when complacence has had its full effect and the church become with any understanding at all, and in total darkness becomes part of Babylon], and is of the seven, and goes into perdition [apolia].
12 And the ten horns which you saw are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast [the power that now works in the children of disobedience, deception enabled by confusion – which has brought demagogues to power in all governments].
13 These have one mind [all joined by the same confusion into one beast – Babylon], and shall give their power and strength unto the beast [confusion].
14 These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is LORD of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.
15 And he said unto me, The waters which you saw, where the whore sits [where the unfaithful church and civil governments rule over all the world], are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
16 And the ten horns which you saw upon the beast, these shall hate the whore [the civil governments are hostile to the {confused} church], and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.
17 For God has put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.
18 And the woman which you saw is that great city [Babylon – confusion], which reigns over the kings of the earth.

The church before Philadelphia is Sardis, which seems to be from the Hebrew word s’or, a five-times used word always rendered “leaven.” As we know, leaven is corruption, which the LORD reminds us is the doctrines of those who’ve controlled the church and fully worked in their corruption, until the whole lump was corrupt.

The word s’or is referring us to Deuteronomy 16 where it appears in verse 4. In the beginning of the chapter the LORD reminds us of when we (His people) came out of Egypt, in the night, and by this He is alluding to His telling of His coming as a thief in the night (the time of which the people are ignorant).

Deuteronomy 16
1 Observe the month of Abib, and keep the Passover unto the LORD your God: for in the month of Abib the LORD your God brought you forth out of Egypt by night.
2 You shall therefore sacrifice the Passover unto the LORD your God, of the flock and the herd, in the place which the LORD shall choose to place his name there.
3 You shall eat no leavened bread with it; seven days shall you eat unleavened bread therewith, even the bread of affliction; for you came forth out of the land of Egypt in haste: that you may remember the day when you came forth out of the land of Egypt all the days of your life.
4 And there shall be no leavened bread seen with you in all your coast seven days; neither shall there any thing of the flesh, which you sacrificed the first day at even, remain all night until the morning.
5 You may not sacrifice the Passover within any of your gates, which the LORD your God gives you:
6 But at the place which the LORD your God shall choose to place his name in, there you shall sacrifice the Passover at even, at the going down of the sun [in the night], at the season that you came forth out of Egypt.
7 And you shall roast and eat it in the place which the LORD your God shall choose: and you shall turn in the morning [when understanding comes as the rising sun], and go unto your tents.
8 Six days you shall eat unleavened bread: and on the seventh day shall be a solemn assembly to the LORD your God: you shall do no work therein.
9 Seven weeks shall you number unto you: begin to number the seven weeks from such time as you begin to put the sickle to the corn.
10 And you shall keep the feast of weeks unto the LORD your God with a tribute of a freewill offering of your hand, which you shall give unto the LORD your God, according as the LORD your God has blessed you:
11 And you shall rejoice before the LORD your God, you, and your son, and your daughter, and your manservant, and your maidservant, and the Levite that is within your gates, and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are among you, in the place which the LORD your God has chosen to place his name there.
12 And you shall remember that you were a bondman in Egypt: and you shall observe and do these statutes.
13 You shall observe the feast of tabernacles seven days, after that you have gathered in your corn and your wine [see Joel 1:9 thru 11 and 2:17 thru 19]:
14 And you shall rejoice in your feast, you, and your son, and your daughter, and your manservant, and your maidservant, and the Levite, the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are within your gates.
15 Seven days shall you keep a solemn feast unto the LORD your God in the place which the LORD shall choose: because the LORD your God shall bless you in all your increase, and in all the works of your hands, therefore you shall surely rejoice.
16 Three times in a year shall all your males appear before the LORD your God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before the LORD empty:
17 Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God which he has given you.
18 Judges and officers shall you make you in all your gates, which the LORD your God gives you, throughout your tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgment.
19 You shall not wrest judgment; you shall not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift does blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.
20 That which is altogether just shall you follow, that you may live, and inherit the land which the LORD your God gives you.
21 You shall not plant you a grove of any trees near unto the altar of the LORD your God, which you shall make you.
22 Neither shall you set you up any image; which the LORD your God hates.

Sardis is telling of the lump that has been fully corrupted and when God’s people have been blinded (from seeing Him) by the gods of this world. These are those describes as the synagogues of Satan, led by those who oppose and resist the LORD at His appearing as light over the horizon (with understanding).

Revelation 3
1 And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things says he that has the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know your works, that you have a name that you live, and are dead.
2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found your works perfect before God.
3 Remember therefore how you have received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore you shall not watch, I will come on you as a thief, and you shall not know what hour I will come upon you.
4 You have a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.
5 He that overcomes, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.
6 He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says unto the churches.
7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things says he that is holy, he that is true, he that has the key of David, he that opens, and no man shuts; and shuts, and no man opens;
8 I know your works: behold, I have set before you an open door, and no man can shut it [because the LORD, whose weakness is stronger than any man, as Samson {like the sun}, has, in the night, stolen away the gates]: for you have a little strength, and have kept my word, and have not denied my name.
9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews [which say they are the “true” believers], and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before your feet [the enemies have now become His footstool], and to know that I have loved you.
10 Because you have kept the word of my patience, I also will keep you from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which you have, that no man take your crown.
12 Him that overcomes [the corruption] will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.
13 He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says unto the churches.
14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things says the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
15 I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot: I would you wert cold or hot.
16 So then because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of my mouth.
17 Because you say, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and know not that you are wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
18 I counsel you to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that you may be rich; and white raiment, that you may be clothed, and that the shame of your nakedness do not appear; and anoint your eyes with eye-salve, that you may see.
19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
21 To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
22 He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says unto the churches.

The name Laodicea, as we saw in the post of 27 March 2019, “is compounded from the Greek words laos, meaning people, and dike, meaning justice or right (justified or made right). It is describing the decision these people, all people in this now totally fallen world, are faced with, return to the form of Philadelphia (brotherly love – loving self and others alike, meaning – truthful to yourself and others), or remain fallen and in hell, in what the LORD calls the synagogue of Satan, meaning they are gathered together into hell, ‘because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.'”

Said in another post, 21 January 2018, when discussing the word rendered “eye-salve” in verse 18 above, and how sight left (and blindness came), “Those who study here know the word rendered ‘eye-salve’ is from the same root word kollao, meaning to stick, as in being bonded to, and is seen as also the root of the name Colossians. The book of Colossians is telling of those who are entering the promise, through the charity (the free gift of teaching/enlightenment,) which is the bond of perfection, (what joins us together and completes us.)

Acts 8:23 uses the same word, sundesmos, translated in Colossians 2:19 as ‘bond,’ in speaking of men such as the LORD is here admonishing and correcting. There it tells of them as being in the bond of inequity – ‘because you have thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.'”

On the same topic, from an earlier post, 15 July 2017, “Today the revelation (= apocalypse = uncovering) of the mystery of Christ’s coming, beginning with it defined as such in Ephesians 5:32 saying, ‘This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church,’ just after quoting from Genesis 2:24, saying, ‘For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.’ The word here rendered ‘joined,’ is the Greek word proskollao, a compound word from pros, meaning toward, near, from here forward; and kollao, meaning stick to, like glue. (Proverbs 18:24 A man that has friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.)

In recent posts, we have discussed the Greek word plane, meaning to wander, and being the word used in 2 Thessalonians 2 to tell of the strong ‘delusion’ the LORD will send to those rejecting the love of the truth He is preaching. We know there we are told of these as the wicked ones sitting in the judgment seats, opposing the LORD at His coming, and the strong delusion, in opposition to His truth, culminates in the destruction of these men who are obviously the antichrists.

In examining these two passages we see the contrast in those opposing Christ at His coming, those who have strayed into the extreme and absurd delusion (plane), and those who join (proskallao) themselves to the truth and Christ (sticking to Him as a friend, closer than a brother).

This is the context we see as the word plane is used in 1 John 4:6, in a passage explaining how we know the spirit of error (plane), which it also defines as the spirit of antichrist, and the spirit of truth. The context begins well before in chapter 3 where John is speaking [of] the spirit of God that is in us and proven there by our no longer practicing sin, speaking of righteousness as the standard, and our no longer missing this target (sin, literally meaning missing the target). Hitting this target we have (or should be) aiming at is the proof Christ has been born in us, and that we are the children of God.

When chapter 4 speaks of the spirit of error it is speaking of leaving this standard, being led astray from it and thereby having no evidence, and antichrist being in those denying Christ is, or even can be, born in us in this way. 1 John 3:5 states it very plainly as the reason Christ is manifested [in us], to take away our sins, the chapter going on to immediately say, ‘6 Whosoever abides in him sins not: whosoever sins has not seen him, neither known him. 7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that does righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. 8 He that commits sin is of the devil; for the devil sins from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.’

Chapter 3 ends telling us that those Born (sons and daughters) of God, keep His commandments, and His Spirit is in us and will remain with us (from here forward sticking to us like glue – proskallao). At this point of understanding chapter 4 begins with its warning to test the spirits, for many false prophets are at work in the world. It then tells us how we will know them, because greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world [working in the children of disobedience], saying, ‘3 And every spirit that confesses not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof you have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. 4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. 5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world hears them. 6 We are of God: he that knows God hears us; he that is not of God hears not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error [plane].’

These false prophets are the same false teachers Peter warns against, telling us they will be among us, having brought in damnable heresies, even denying the LORD that bought them. He goes on to tell of the word of God, stored up in heaven, to be released at this time to destroy the works of these wicked and incorrigible men (rejecting God’s love/correction).

Friends, I tell you now, even weeping, these are the children of the devil doing his work and preaching lies against the truth, who have now long refused correction and trampled under-foot the grace God has shown them. They preach lies detailing the end time events, all false doctrines that deny the LORD’s coming is in our flesh, and there shall He be with us forever.”

The word kollao appears in 1 Corinthians 6:16 & 17 telling of our being raised when we are joined with Christ, and when we are no longer joined with the harlot. These are the mystery of Christ and the church and the mystery of Babylon, the mother of harlots.

The chapter (grossly under translated) is describing complacency, the lack of judgment, which allows confusion (Babylon) to take hold of the church, and births those who are unfaithful to God (mother of harlots). It is describing why we must judge those who are unfaithful to the LORD, who haven’t kept His word and ideas in pure form, whose belly is their god, and remove them from the body.

As previously discussed, 1 Corinthians 5 begin speaking of one among them who has his Father’s wife. This is telling of the gods of this world, men who have put themselves in God’s place, and become idols worshiped as if they are God. This interaction with idols is the fornication Paul is speaking of. He is exposing the spiritual truth to uncovering these unfaithful stewards and ministers, who are judging Paul by the erroneous teaching they’ve put in place of God’s truth.

These ideas are continuations of what Paul speaks of in the opening chapters.

1 Corinthians 1
26 For you see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, has God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to naught things that are:
29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.
30 But of him are you in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
31 That, according as it is written, He that glories, let him glory in the LORD.

1 Corinthians 2
7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the LORD of glory.
9 But as it is written, Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for them that love him.
10 But God has revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searches all things, yea, the deep things of God.
11 For what man knows the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knows no man, but the Spirit of God.
12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teaches, but which the Holy Ghost teaches; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
14 But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
15 But he that is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
16 For who has known the mind of the LORD, that he may instruct him? but we have the mind of Christ.

1 Corinthians 3
13 Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day 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.
16 Know you not that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.
18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seems to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
20 And again, The LORD knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.

1 Corinthians 4
1 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.
2 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
3 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man’s judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self.
4 For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judges me is the LORD.
5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the LORD come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.

1 Corinthians 5
9 I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:
10 Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must you needs go out of the world.
11 But now I have written [speaking spiritually] unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolator, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.
12 For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not you judge them that are within?
13 But them that are without God judges [their sin brings judgment upon them]. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person [who are committing these spiritual sins, which have brought spiritual consequences on the body of Christ].

1 Corinthians 6
1 Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints? [You are courageous to judge with corrupt judgment, but not by what is holy.]
2 Do you not know that the saints [the holy] shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are you unworthy [unfit] to judge the smallest matters?
3 Know you not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life [which comes only by the word of God]?
4 If then you have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church [see 1 Corinthians 1 above, the least esteemed because we preach the truth and aren’t looking for the approval of the corrupt].
5 I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?
6 But brother goes to law [krino – their own corrupt ideas] with brother, and that before the unbelievers.
7 Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because you go to law [using the corrupt teaching of the wicked who lead you] one with another. Why do you not rather take wrong? why do you not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded? [why do you defraud – using your corrupt doctrines?]
8 Nay, you do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren. [apostereo – a word used to describe the Tenth Commandment – which is the spiritual root of all the spiritual offenses then listed]
9 Know you not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
11 And such were some of you: but you are washed [with living water], but you are sanctified, but you are justified in the name of the LORD Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
12 All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.
13 Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats [speaking of what is desired and what is produces – see 1 Corinthians 3 above]: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication [interaction with idols], but for the LORD; and the LORD for the body.
14 And God has both raised up the LORD, and will also raise up us by his own power.
15 Know you not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of a harlot? God forbid.
16 What? know you not that he which is joined [kollao] to a harlot is one body? for two, says he, shall be one flesh.
17 But he that is joined [kollao] unto the LORD is one spirit.
18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man does is without the body; but he that commits fornication [joins with an idol – the gods of this world who have blinded the minds of all the world] sins against his own body.
19 What? know you not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which you have of God, and you are not your own?
20 For you are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

Philippians 3
17 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as you have us for an example.
18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:
19 Whose end is destruction [apoleia – perdition], whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)
20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Savior, the LORD Jesus Christ:
21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

John 7
37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
38 He that believes on me, as the scripture has said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

Psalms 50
1 The mighty God, even the LORD, has spoken, and called the earth from the rising of the sun unto the going down thereof.
2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God has shined.
3 Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence: a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him.
4 He shall call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that he may judge his people.
5 Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.
6 And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Selah.
7 Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against you: I am God, even your God.
8 I will not reprove you for your sacrifices or your burnt offerings, to have been continually before me.
9 I will take no bullock out of your house, nor he goats out of your folds.
10 For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.
11 I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.
12 If I were hungry, I would not tell you: for the world is mine, and the fullness thereof.
13 Will I eat the flesh of bulls, or drink the blood of goats?
14 Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay your vows unto the Most High:
15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.
16 But unto the wicked God says, What have you to do to declare my statutes, or that you should take my covenant in your mouth?
17 Seeing you hate instruction, and cast my words behind you.
18 When you saw a thief, then you consented with him, and have been partaker with adulterers.
19 You give your mouth to evil, and your tongue frames deceit.
20 You sit and speak against your brother; you slander your own mother’s son.
21 These things have you done, and I kept silence; you thoughts that I was altogether such an one as yourself: but I will reprove you, and set them in order before your eyes.
22 Now consider this, you that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.
23 Whoso offers praise glorifies me: and to him that orders his conversation aright will I show the salvation of God.

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