Thus says the LORD: to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man is great upon him. For he knoweth not that which shall be: for who can tell him when it shall be?

Thus says the LORD: to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man is great upon him. For he knoweth not that which shall be: for who can tell him when it shall be?

Job 3
3 Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said, There is a man child conceived.
4 Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above, neither let the light shine upon it.
5 Let darkness and the shadow of death stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it.
6 As for that night, let darkness seize upon it; let it not be joined unto the days of the year, let it not come into the number of the months.
7 Lo, let that night be solitary, let no joyful voice come therein.
8 Let them curse it that curse the day, who are ready to raise up their mourning.
9 Let the stars of the twilight thereof be dark; let it look for light, but have none; neither let it see the dawning of the day:
10 Because it shut not up the doors of my mother’s womb, nor hid sorrow from mine eyes.
11 Why died I not from the womb? why did I not give up the ghost when I came out of the belly?
12 Why did the knees prevent me? or why the breasts that I should suck?
13 For now should I have lain still and been quiet, I should have slept: then had I been at rest,
14 With kings and counsellors of the earth, which build desolate places for themselves;
15 Or with princes that had gold, who filled their houses with silver:
16 Or as an hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants which never saw light.
17 There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest.
18 There the prisoners rest together; they hear not the voice of the oppressor.
19 The small and great are there; and the servant is free from his master.
20 Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery, and life unto the bitter in soul;
21 Which long for death, but it cometh not; and dig for it more than for hid treasures;
22 Which rejoice exceedingly, and are glad, when they can find the grave?
23 Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, and whom God hath hedged in?
24 For my sighing cometh before I eat, and my roarings are poured out like the waters.
25 For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.
26 I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came.

Joel 2 
1 Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand;
2 A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations.
3 A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
4 The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run.
5 Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array.
6 Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather blackness.
7 They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks:
8 Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded.
9 They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief.
10 The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining:
11 And the Lord shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the Lord is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?
12 Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:
13 And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.
14 Who knoweth if he will return and repent, and leave a blessing behind him; even a meat offering and a drink offering unto the Lord your God?
15 Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly:
16 Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.
17 Let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O Lord, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God?
18 Then will the Lord be jealous for his land, and pity his people.
19 Yea, the Lord will answer and say unto his people, Behold, I will send you corn, and wine, and oil, and ye shall be satisfied therewith: and I will no more make you a reproach among the heathen:
20 But I will remove far off from you the northern army, and will drive him into a land barren and desolate, with his face toward the east sea, and his hinder part toward the utmost sea, and his stink shall come up, and his ill savour shall come up, because he hath done great things.
21 Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the Lord will do great things.
22 Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field: for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree beareth her fruit, the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength.
23 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.
24 And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with wine and oil.
25 And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.
26 And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed.
27 And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the Lord your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed.
28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come.
32 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call.

Ecclesiastes 8 King James Version (KJV)
8 Who is as the wise man? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? a man’s wisdom maketh his face to shine, and the boldness of his face shall be changed.
2 I counsel thee to keep the king’s commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God.
3 Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatsoever pleaseth him.
4 Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, What doest thou?
5 Whoso keepeth the commandment shall feel no evil thing: and a wise man’s heart discerneth both time and judgment.
6 Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man is great upon him.
7 For he knoweth not that which shall be: for who can tell him when it shall be?
8 There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it.
9 All this have I seen, and applied my heart unto every work that is done under the sun: there is a time wherein one man ruleth over another to his own hurt.
10 And so I saw the wicked buried, who had come and gone from the place of the holy, and they were forgotten in the city where they had so done: this is also vanity.
11 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.
12 Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him:
13 But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God.
14 There is a vanity which is done upon the earth; that there be just men, unto whom it happeneth according to the work of the wicked; again, there be wicked men, to whom it happeneth according to the work of the righteous: I said that this also is vanity.
15 Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life, which God giveth him under the sun.
16 When I applied mine heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done upon the earth: (for also there is that neither day nor night seeth sleep with his eyes:)
17 Then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because though a man labour to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yea farther; though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it.

Psalms 71 
1 In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.
2 Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me.
3 Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.
4 Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
5 For thou art my hope, O Lord God: thou art my trust from my youth.
6 By thee have I been holden up from the womb: thou art he that took me out of my mother’s bowels: my praise shall be continually of thee.
7 I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge.
8 Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day.
9 Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.
10 For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together,
11 Saying, God hath forsaken him: persecute and take him; for there is none to deliver him.
12 O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help.
13 Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered with reproach and dishonour that seek my hurt.
14 But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more.
15 My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof.
16 I will go in the strength of the Lord God: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.
17 O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works.
18 Now also when I am old and greyheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come.
19 Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high, who hast done great things: O God, who is like unto thee!
20 Thou, which hast shewed me great and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth.
21 Thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.
22 I will also praise thee with the psaltery, even thy truth, O my God: unto thee will I sing with the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel.
23 My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.
24 My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long: for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.

For you have possessed my reins: you have covered me in my mother’s womb.

For you have possessed my reins: you have covered me in my mother’s womb.

The title, Psalms 139:13, speaks of David realizing the LORD was leading him from within his mind as He was creating it after His own. The word “cover” is the twenty-three times used Hebrew word cakak, meaning “to entwine as a screen; by implication, to fence in, cover over, (figuratively) protect.” It is used to tell of how and why the LORD covers us, to protect us as He is forming, preparing, us, and of how this cover is eventually removed. As we’ve seen, when we’re under it, in ignorance, or choose to remain under it by rejection, it is the mark of the beast. Or, when removed, it is the seal of God that takes us into His presence. These marks show ownership, by words revealing ignorance and confusion, as beasts, unable to properly assess data, the reality at hand, and thereby overcome; or showing understanding and, by His wisdom, as spirits able to rise from its darkness.

The word initially appears in Exodus, five times, the first and third describing the wings “covering” the mercy seat. The most descriptive is the second, Exodus 33:22, as the LORD tells Moses He will cover him as He passes by. It is describing His preparing Moses’ to see Him, which is only understood after he has done so (passed). In the surrounding chapters, we are told of the veil that covers the Ark of the testimony, and of the veil with which Moses covered his face. He wore it as he spoke to God’s people the words God gave him in His presence where he was unmasked. It is describing, in a pattern, the time of God, by His word, readying us to see Him face to face, as did Moses, who understood it was God in him speaking, which wouldn’t be revealed until the completion (the consummation).

Exodus 25
20 And the cherubims shall stretch forth their wings on high, covering [cakak – masking the LORD’s face] the mercy seat with their wings, and their faces shall look one to another; toward the mercy seat shall the faces of the cherubims be.
21 And you shall put the mercy seat above upon the ark; and in the ark you shall put the testimony that I shall give you.
22 And there I will meet with you, and I will commune with you from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubims which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give you in commandment unto the children of Israel.

The word cherubims is said to be of an unknown derivation. It is from the words kabar and kebar, the latter also translated Chebar, which we know is the river that carries God’s word through eternity. Kabar means, “to plait together, i.e. (figuratively) to augment (especially in number or quantity, to accumulate),” and kebar (kbar), “from kabar; properly, extent of time, i.e. a great while; hence, long ago, formerly, hitherto.”

The one time kabar is used it is Job 35:16 in alluding to the (mark of the one) fallen and misleading cherubim, who is the son of perdition (all the misleaders and the misled). They are those who’ve over time augmented God’s word (and all truthful discourse) into confusion and ignorance, thereby holding God’s people down where they will hold them until they are (now) taken out of the way.

Job 35
9 By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the oppressed to cry: they cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty.
10 But none says, Where is God my maker, who gives songs in the night;
11 Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth, and makes us wiser than the fowls of heaven?
12 There they cry, but none give answer, because of the pride of evil men.
13 Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty regard it.
14 Although you say you shall not see him, yet judgment is before him; therefore trust you in him.
15 But now, because it is not so, he has visited in his anger; yet he knows it not in great extremity:
16 Therefore does Job open his mouth in vain; he multiplies [kabar – has added to God’s] words [making them] without knowledge.

The last two of the five times cakak appears in Exodus, in Exodus 40:3 & 21, it telling of the veil that “covers” the Ark of the Testimony. All of these are meant to be understood in concert, one message, one song describing the work and plan of God, intended to be understood and sung in this consummation.

The word next appears, in Judges 3:24, where it is used in telling of “covering the feet” of Eglon the king of Moab, meaning the ways of the idols put in God’s place becoming the gates of hell. The passage begins by telling of when God’s strength is His people died and they no longer hunted souls to save.

Judges 3
11 And the land had rest forty years [by the good judgment of Othniel]. And Othniel [the lion {strength} of God] the son of Kenaz [hunter, of souls to save] died.
12 And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the LORD: and the LORD strengthened Eglon [calf like – as the idols put in God’s place, which the priest, the devils, misleaders told God’s people were their gods] the king of Moab [rule over them and became the gates of hell] against Israel, because they had done evil [trespassed away from him into ignorance of Him] in the sight of the LORD.
13 And he gathered unto him the children of Ammon [they became tribal – and exalted themselves above God and His truth] and Amalek [and it caused them to dwell in low, degenerate, places and time in the earth], and went and smote Israel, and possessed the city of palm trees [where men were before upright].
14 So the children of Israel served Eglon [the idols] the king of Moab eighteen years [and they were held by the gates of hell, by the mark of the beast, which is ignorance and confusion in words heard and deeds seen – eighteen: 6 + 6 + 6: the confusion of man + the words of man + the deeds of man, and six is the number, the sum, of man].
15 But when the children of Israel cried unto the LORD, the LORD raised them up a deliverer, Ehud [one who unites all God’s people into one body] the son of Gera [the seed], a Benjamite [the son of the right hand], a man left handed [the left hand and the right hand – the two cherubims]: and by him the children of Israel sent a present unto Eglon the king of Moab.
16 But Ehud made him a dagger [chereb – the cherubim, in whom is the word of God, sent to destroy the works of the devil, the cherubim on the left] which had two edges [the word of God the in his {my} right hand, and in his {my} mouth], of a cubit length; and he did gird it under his raiment upon his right thigh. [See Revelation 19 below – “his name is called The Word of God” and “on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And LORD Of Lords.”]
17 And he brought the present unto Eglon king of Moab: and Eglon was a very fat man [he prospered in his evil against God’s people].
18 And when he had made an end to offer the present, he sent away the people that bare the present [this word of God, the good tidings freely give, which is refused].
19 But he himself turned again from the quarries [when men produced the words of their own hands – with which they think they will build a tower taking them to utopia] that were by Gilgal [the swirling water {confused words} that are never calmed, until now], and said, I have a secret errand unto you, O king: who said [to God’s people who bear His message], Keep silence. And all that stood by him went out from him.
20 And Ehud came unto him; and he was sitting in a summer parlor [through which the winds of false doctrine and error always blew], which he had for himself alone. And Ehud said, I have a message from God unto you. And he arose out of his seat.
21 And Ehud put forth his left hand [he brought into sight the errors and misleading of the left, the cherubim words that have led the world into delusion and chaos], and took the dagger from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly [the belly of hell – where he has held God’s people]:
22 And the haft also went in after the blade; and the fat closed upon the blade, so that he could not draw the dagger out of his belly; and the dirt [parshdon – excrement in the belly of hell] came out.
23 Then Ehud went forth through the porch, and shut the doors of the parlor upon him, and locked them.
24 When he was gone out, his servants came; and when they saw that, behold, the doors of the parlor were locked, they said, Surely he covers [cakak] his feet in his summer chamber [is trying to hide his trail of lies that have led here].
25 And they tarried till they were ashamed [until they realized they weren’t going to reach the end they desired]: and, behold, he opened not the doors of the parlor; therefore they took a key, and opened them: and, behold, their lord was [their false gods were] fallen down dead on the earth.
26 And Ehud escaped while they tarried, and passed beyond the quarries, and escaped unto Seirath [only here – this is telling of passing over death that came by following the bad advice and misleading of these devils mixed among us {Seir – sa’iyr} and escaping by victory over death].
27 And it came to pass, when he was come, that he blew a trumpet [The LORD’s voice was heard] in the mountain of Ephraim [in the seats of power among God’s people in this latter time of His second blessing], and the children of Israel went down with him from the mount, and he before them.
28 And he said unto them, Follow after me: for the LORD has delivered your enemies the Moabites into your hand. And they went down after him, and took the fords of Jordan [the rivers {the words of devils} that have carried all men into the belly of hell] toward Moab, and suffered not a man to pass over.

The LORD, in Job 38:8, uses the word cakak to tell of when He “shut up” the sea, when it issued out of the womb. He says this is when He laid the foundation of the (new) earth, and when He laid the cornerstone, who is Christ with us and in us. He says this is when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy. Amen!

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?
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 [cakak] 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 [this says the LORD allowed the darkness, to protect us from ourselves until we reach a point of self-control – and then: “For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither has the eye seen, O God, beside you, what he has prepared for him that waited for him”],
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 [ruwm zrowa’ – the power that lifts them] 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.

Psalms 5
1 Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.
2 Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto you will I pray.
3 My voice shall you hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto you, and will look up.
4 For you are not a God that has pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with you.
5 The foolish shall not stand in your sight: you hate all workers of iniquity.
6 You shall destroy them that speak leasing [falsehood]: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.
7 But as for me, I will come into your house in the multitude of your mercy: and in your fear will I worship toward your holy temple.
8 Lead me, O LORD, in your righteousness because of mine enemies; make your way straight before my face.
9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulcher; they flatter with their tongue.
10 Destroy you them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against you.
11 But let all those that put their trust in you rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because you defend [cakak] them: let them also that love your name be joyful in you.
12 For you, LORD, will bless the righteous; with favor will you compass him as with a shield.

From 31 October 2015:
Apocalypse – Uncovering the Covering Waves

Continuing: understanding the “sanctuary” is one of the keys to seeing the origin of the great tribulation (troubles) in our time. Today we will begin with a deeper examination of the account of the LORD calming the sea, as recorded in Matthew 8:23 – 27. It is preceded by a quote from Isaiah 53:4 and followed by the account of casting the devils into the swine. The story of the swine ends with the LORD being asked to depart because of the damage he had done the source of income that came from the unclean animals. This is interconnected with the calming the sea in telling us not all will want the storms to be quelled. As we look further we will see this aspect become prominent, along with seeing the legions of demons being the origin of the storm of troubles. In the post before last we looked at the word translated “lukewarm” and used only one time (Revelation 3:16) describing the final church before it (the church) became a lifeless carcass (apostate replica). We looked at the Greek word translated as “lukewarm” being chliaros, with a metaphoric meaning said to be a condition of wretchedly fluctuating between stupor (torpor) and fervor of love. Being thrown back and forth is the condition of the man controlled by the legion of devils, and when he is among the tombs (the place where the dead are buried). Calming the waters is preceded in the verse prior by the command, “Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.”

When the story of the swine is told in the other Gospels the man is named Legion and defines himself as so because he is many. The city in these others is of the Gadarenes, and so because it is in the context of the nations; gad in Hebrew meaning to crowd, as in gathering into factions. In Matthew 8 the city is defined as Gergesene. The meaning is seen in the Greek word gerousia, translated as senate, and meaning elders, and used for the religious leaders.

These are all speaking in of the same vast picture, each being a single pixel in what is only seen when revealed (apokalupsis) to us by The Divine Painter. (I thank You, O Father, LORD of heaven and earth, because You have hid these things from the wise and prudent, and have revealed them unto babes.)

Matthew 8
22 But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.
23 And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him.
24 And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.
25 And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, LORD, save us: we perish.
26 And he says 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!

Why are the nations (masses of people – the culture) likened to the sea? The word translated “sea” is the Greek word thalassa. The only definition given is that it is a prolonged version of hals, a primary word meaning salt. Further reason is seen in the word laos, meaning people as a generalized group. What we see in the context of our conversation is the “sea” spoken of as people who are salted (should be salted and lighted by). And we as Christians know well what the salt is.

Matthew 5
13 You are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
14 You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.
15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it gives light unto all that are in the house.
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

The passage above tells of those who are “blessed” and culminates after the LORD says, “11 Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.”

This is telling of our taking what is delivered unto us (in the sanctuary of His presence) into the world (see yesterday’s post). Have you experienced the above? When the Son of man comes will he find the faith found in the Centurion. Have we used the talents He has given us? The word “Centurion” is from the word hekatontarches. meaning, ruler over hundreds.

Matthew 24
43 But know this, that if the good-man of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
44 Therefore be you also ready: for in such an hour as you think not the Son of man comes.
45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his LORD has made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
46 Blessed is that servant, whom his LORD when he comes shall find so doing.
47 Truly I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.

Matthew 13
23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that hears the word, and understands it; which also bears fruit, and brings forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
37 He answered and said unto them, He that sows the good seed is the Son of man;
38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;
39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.
40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.

The word translated “world” in telling of the “field” is kosmos, meaning the things that adorn the age (culture). The other two times the “world” is mentioned in telling of the end it is the word aion, meaning the age, and the word “end” is from sunteleia, literally meaning all things uniting in an intended completion.

The ship in Matthew 8 is the sanctuary separated from the nations. It is the ark (both) as patterning our taking the Holy things delivered to us to the nations (the veil torn so all can see the ark).

Revelation 11
15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our LORD, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
16 And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,
17 Saying, We give you thanks, O LORD God Almighty, which are, and wast, and are to come; because you have taken to you your great power, and have reigned.
18 And the nations were angry, and your wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that you should give reward unto your servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear your name, small and great; and should destroy them which destroy the earth.
19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightning, and voices, and thundering, and an earthquake, and great hail.

The word in Matthew 8:24 translated as “tempest” is seismos, and the word “great” is from megas. This is the only time seismos is translated as “tempest.” The other thirteen times it is used it is “earthquake.” The word seismos is from the word seio meaning to rock, as vibrating or agitation. It is the origin of the word seizure, as in the spasmodic behavior of Legion. This isn’t telling of a storm come from above (from God), but rather an agitation with its origin under the sea.

This “earthquake” is told of in Matthew 24:7 as being the agitation of the nations (people). And in Revelation 17:15 we see the water (then where the harlot sits) as the people.

Matthew 24
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

Revelation 17
15 And he said unto me, The waters which you saw, where the whore sit, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.

The “waves” that cover the ship, the trashing demons who invade the sanctuary (our rest), are said to “cover” the ark(ship). The word used is kalupto, meaning cover. It is the word that tells of the cover that is removed in the apocalypse (apo, away + kalupto, cover). Removing the waves!

We are told of the waves by the word kuma, which is only used five times. It is used here, and in Matthew 14:24 telling of the LORD coming walking on the water, apart from the turmoil under it, as the ship is tossed by it. In Mark 4:37 it is used to tell of the same event as in Matthew 8.

The most descriptive use is in Jude verse 13 where it is used to warn of “certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only LORD God, and our LORD Jesus Christ.” Verse 13 says these are, “Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever.”

Jude
14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the LORD comes with ten thousands of his saints,
15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.
16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speak great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage.
17 But, beloved, remember you the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our LORD Jesus Christ;
18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.
19 These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.

When the final victory comes it is in seeing what comes from above and it overvaluing what is agitating the nations. That is what is said in Matthew 8:26 when it says, “Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.” The word “rebuked” here is epitimao. It is establishing His value as greater than what is coming from the agitation (epi, above or over + timao – to fix a value).

The one other time kuma is used is in Acts 27:41 in telling of the ship being destroyed as it is carrying Paul to Rome to be Judged and eventually killed. That ship is the church in its self-destruction. These ships are again spoken of in Revelation 18 as of the merchants who make their living by them (the den of thieves inhabiting the apostate replica) as Babylon is destroyed in one “hour.”

Acts 27 (the mainsail being hoisted is the picture of the LORD be raised up, in this “hour”)
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 a 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, they knew not the land: but they discovered a certain creek 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, they committed themselves unto the sea, and loosed the rudder bands, and hoisted up the mainsail to the wind, and made toward shore.
41 And falling into a place where two seas met, they ran the ship aground; and the forepart stuck fast, and remained un-moveable, but the hinder part was broken with the violence of the waves.
42 And the soldiers’ counsel was to kill the prisoners, 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.

Revelation 18
16 And saying, Alas, alas that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!
17 For in one hour so great riches is come to naught. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,
18 And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!
19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.
20 Rejoice over her, you heaven, and you holy apostles and prophets; for God has avenged you on her.
21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.
22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in you; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in you; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in you;
23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in you; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in you: for your merchants were the great men of the earth; for by your sorceries were all nations deceived.
24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.

Revelation 11
15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our LORD, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
16 And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God,
17 Saying, We give you thanks, O LORD God Almighty, which are, and was, and are to come; because you have taken to you your great power, and have reigned.
18 And the nations were angry, and your wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that you should give reward unto your servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear your name, small and great; and should destroy them which destroy the earth.
19 And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightning, and voices, and thundering, and an earthquake, and great hail.

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, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, 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 thunderings, 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: 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 of the fierceness and wrath 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; 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 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, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

Isaiah 53
1 Who has believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?
2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he has no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
4 Surely he has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he opens not his mouth.
8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.
10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he has put him to grief: when you shall make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.
11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he has poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

The sanctuary isn’t made with hands. The tribulation is.