As Author and Finisher, the LORD continues

As Author and Finisher, the LORD continues: the Hebrew word mishpat (judgment) is used once compounded with the word ‘ayin, meaning “an eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy, a fountain (as the eye of the landscape).” This appearance is in Genesis 14:7, a chapter revealing the pattern of the coming of the LORD, just as we have experienced it manifested in the preceding months. The chapter opens telling us it’s in the “days of Amraphel the king of Shinar,” the names meaning (Amraphel) the fall of those speaking words of darkness, (darkness caused by Shinar) meaning two (opposing) rivers (words of confusion and truth flowing to God’s people).

As seen again in the post of 27 August 2020 in discussing Shinar’s appearance in Zechariah 5 telling of the final carrying away of understanding God’s word, it’s “another name for Babylon, from the word shenath meaning sleep. In Daniel 1:2, we’re told the vessels of the house of God were carried into Shinar (sleep in confusion) into the house Nebuchadnezzar’s god.” As we understand, Nebuchadnezzar (translated) describes the lies (following the advice of known liars) of false prophets (in church and state) as what has caused the desolation of God’s people.

These names (in Genesis 14:1) are followed by others, saying, “Arioch king of Ellasar, Chedorlaomer king of Elam, and Tidal king of nations.” These translated names say, into this comes (the LORD with) strength in the form of (His) correction, against those whose words are false, causing fires, resulting in fear, and speaking darkness (producing ignorance – the end time delusion).

This truth now appears, foretold by the LORD, through me in the post of 5 February 2020, and is now confirmed (in the experience) to be His presence and glory. Before posting this again in full, the LORD says to includes passages from Deuteronomy 18, and the book of Obadiah, verse 1:6 telling of how the hidden things of Edom (Esau, the enemies mixed among us) are “sought up.”

Deuteronomy 18
13 You shall be perfect [led into full understanding] with the LORD your God.
14 For these nations, which you shall possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners [the false prophets in church and state, known liars telling known lies that never come true]: but as for you, the LORD your God has not suffered you so to do.
15 The LORD your God will raise up unto you a Prophet from the midst of you, of your brethren, like unto me; unto him you shall hearken;
16 According to all that you desired of the LORD your God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not.
17 And the LORD said unto me, They have well spoken that which they have spoken.
18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto you, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.
19 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.
20 But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die.
21 And if you say in your heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD has not spoken?
22 When a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD has not spoken, but the prophet has spoken it presumptuously: you shall not be afraid of him.

From the post of 2 February 2020:

The vision of Obadiah. Thus says the LORD GOD concerning Edom; We have heard a rumor from the LORD, and an ambassador is sent among the heathen, Arise you, and let us rise up against her in battle.

The above is Obadiah (servant of Jehovah) 1:1 and is speaking of the LORD GOD (‘ADONAY YHOVIH) giving understanding through sound doctrine, which we’ve seen is the “rumor.” As we know, it’s a “rumor” because it isn’t yet seen (manifested, by understanding, into reality), from the Hebrew word shmuw’ah. We know, in Isaiah 28:8 & 9, it’s the “doctrine” the LORD is teaching that isn’t yet understood because all tables are covered in vomit and there is no place clean, which speaks of what is taught and therefore said to be wisdom and understanding. Later, in Isaiah 28:19, it is the “report” that passes over, morning by morning, by day and night, and the only vexation is to understand. This is spoken to and of the drunkards of Ephraim, the crowned leaders among God’s people (in this time), who, from their stupefied minds, taught ignorance and led all into blindness.

As often discussed, this darkness ends when the LORD breaks the covenant these men have made with death and their agreement with Sheol (hell). He does it as in Baal-Perazim, speaking of (2 Samuel 5:20) when the LORD broke forth upon David’s enemies as the breaking forth of great waters (His word). The passage also says it will be (is) as in Gibeon, referring to Joshua 10:10 & 11, when the LORD sent great hailstones (the word of God, reserved, frozen, in heaven to be sent at this time) upon those He told Joshua (Jesus) to go to war against.

In Isaiah 28 the supreme LORD GOD (‘ADONAY YHOVIH) name is used, in verse 16, telling of the foundation stone, the precious corner stone (leader of the turning, upon a new {old} foundation). Later, in verse 22, it is from Him the consumption (kalah – complete end) determined upon the whole world, as above in the title, is heard.

In Obadiah, the LORD is speaking against the leaders of Esau, the wicked, domestic enemies, intermixed among us as tares. These people have now become very obvious, those whose hatred and arrogance has led them to falsely accuse and attack us (God’s people). They feed their lies and false accusations to the mainstream fake new media who then vomit it out through their broadcasts, to produce more tares. The LORD says these wicked ways will return upon their own head, and the wisdom of their wise men is destroyed. Isaiah says, in Isaiah 28:15, they have become blinded, thinking “they have made lies their refuge and under falsehood hidden themselves.”

Friends, it is by this abundance, these mysteries as hidden treasures, this word of God and the understanding given through it, discerning the time and the season, what the enemies have sown among us is exposed, proven, in the experience. This is a time of mass delusion when reality and truth are scorned and mocked. We are those awakened and fully aware of this evil generation, who hate us because we are. It is also obvious the LORD is among us, risen in us and raising us from among these dead and out of their hell. It is through us He brings out the old and the new, understanding, so, as Obadiah 1:21 says, we as “saviors shall come up on mount Zion to judge the house of Esau [the enemies mixed among us]; and the kingdom shall be the LORD’s”

Obadiah
1 The vision of Obadiah [the servant of Jehovah]. Thus says the LORD GOD [‘ADONAY YHOVIH] concerning Edom; We have heard a rumor [shmuw’ah – doctrine here reported, the true author yet unknown] from the LORD, and an ambassador is sent among the heathen, Arise you, and let us rise up against her in battle.
2 Behold, I have made you small among the heathen: you are greatly despised.
3 The pride of your heart has deceived you, you that dwell in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that says in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?
4 Though you exalt yourself as the eagle, and though you set your nest among the stars, thence will I bring you down, says the LORD.
5 If thieves came to you, if robbers by night, (how are you cut off!) would they not have stolen till they had enough? if the grape-gatherers came to you, would they not leave some grapes?
6 How are the things of Esau searched out! how are his hidden things sought up!
7 All the men of your confederacy have brought you even to the border: the men that were at peace with you have deceived you, and prevailed against you; they that eat your bread have laid a wound under you: there is none understanding in him.
8 Shall I not in that day, says the LORD, even destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau?
9 And your mighty men, O Teman, shall be dismayed, to the end that every one of the mount of Esau may be cut off by slaughter.
10 For your violence against your brother Jacob shame shall cover you, and you shall be cut off forever.
11 In the day that you stood on the other side, in the day that the strangers carried away captive his forces, and foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem, even you were as one of them.
12 But you should not have looked on the day of your brother in the day that he became a stranger; neither should you have rejoiced over the children of Judah in the day of their destruction; neither should you have spoken proudly in the day of distress.
13 You should not have entered into the gate of my people in the day of their calamity; yea, you should not have looked on their affliction in the day of their calamity, nor have laid hands on their substance in the day of their calamity;
14 Neither should you have stood in the crossway, to cut off those of his that did escape; neither should you have delivered up those of his that did remain in the day of distress.
15 For the day of the LORD is near upon all the heathen: as you have done, it shall be done unto you: your reward shall return upon your own head.
16 For as you have drunk upon my holy mountain, so shall all the heathen drink continually, yea, they shall drink, and they shall swallow down, and they shall be as though they had not been.
17 But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.
18 And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau; for the LORD has spoken it.
19 And they of the south shall possess the mount of Esau; and they of the plain the Philistines: and they shall possess the fields of Ephraim, and the fields of Samaria: and Benjamin shall possess Gilead.
20 And the captivity of this host of the children of Israel shall possess that of the Canaanites [those who’ve been zealous against us], even unto Zarephath [unto their refining, purifying]; and the captivity of Jerusalem, which is in Sepharad [when they are separated to the LORD], shall possess the cities of the south.
21 And saviors shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD’s.

Here is the full post from 5 February 2020:

There will I make the horn of David to bud [tsamach]: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.

The above, Psalms 132:17, is the LORD telling us exactly how He appears, how He will cause the horn (power) of David to spring forth (tsamach). He says he has “ordained” a lamp, from where comes light, from burning oil, which speaks of understanding that will flow through the one He has anointed (as His son, as David’s son). The word “ordained” is ‘arak, meaning to set in a row, as in to arrange, or put in order. The Psalm speaks of David’s house, his family, and the LORD’s promise that he will bring it to life. The LORD says this occurs in His habitation, and David’s children will sit upon his throne forever. He (the LORD) says this will come if they will keep this covenant and this testimony which He has taught them.

Psalms 132
1 LORD, remember David, and all his afflictions:
2 How he swore unto the LORD, and vowed unto the mighty God of Jacob;
3 Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed;
4 I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids,
5 Until I find out a place for the LORD, a habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.
6 Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah: we found it in the fields of the wood.
7 We will go into his tabernacles: we will worship at his footstool.
8 Arise, O LORD, into your rest; you, and the ark of your strength.
9 Let your priests be clothed with righteousness; and let your saints shout for joy.
10 For your servant David’s sake turn not away the face of your anointed.
11 The LORD has sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of your body will I set upon your throne.
12 If your children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon your throne for evermore.
13 For the LORD has chosen Zion; he has desired it for his habitation.
14 This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it.
15 I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread.
16 I will also clothe her priests with salvation: and her saints shall shout aloud for joy.
17 There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed.
18 His enemies will I clothe with shame: but upon himself shall his crown flourish.

When the title verse says “there” He will make “the horn of David bud” He is speaking of Zion, among His children.

Hebrews 12
… you are come unto mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,
23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaks better things than that of Abel.
25 See that you refuse not him that speaks. For if they escaped not who refused him that spoke on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaks from heaven:
26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he has promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
27 And this word, Yet once more, signifies the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
29 For our God is a consuming fire.

Friends, this kingdom, where the son of David reigns, is a kingdom where we are all brothers (equal), only under God and serving only Him. His teaching, as Psalms 132:9 & 16 says, is to clothe us as priests, with His righteousness (correct teaching) and salvation, and all the saints in Zion will shout for joy. He is speaking of “ordaining” them/us in the manner spoken of using the word ‘arak, concerning the priesthood, and the revelation of Melchisedec.

The word first appears in Genesis 14:8 as we are told of the kings who “joined battle” in the vale of Siddim (meaning laid out in plain sight), verse 10 saying it was a valley full of slime pits. To this place, the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled and fell, and all their goods were taken, including Lot, Abraham’s brother’s son. For Lot’s sake, Abraham (Abram) went to battle with the kings who took him captive, defeating them and rescuing Lot. As we know, Melchizedek met Abram with bread and wine as he returned from the battle and he (Abram) gave him a tenth (tithes) of all. The king of Sodom then told Abram to give him the persons and keep all the goods, which he refused to take (in a faint allusion to Cain and Abel offering to God).

Genesis 14
8 And there went out the king of Sodom [burning], and the king of Gomorrah [ruin], and the king of Admah [worldly], and the king of Zeboiim [prominent men], and the king of Bela [destruction] (the same is Zoar; [insignificant men]) and they joined [‘arak – arrayed in] battle with them in the vale of Siddim [in plain sight];
9 With Chedorlaomer [false fire] the king of Elam [eternity], and with Tidal king [causing fear] of nations, and Amraphel [speaking darkness] king of Shinar [as rivers flowing to the masses], and Arioch [which was their strength] king of Ellasar [who God punishes]; four kings with five.
10 And the vale of Siddim [plainly seen] was full of slime-pits [corrupted and worthless words]; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell there; and they that remained fled to the mountain.
11 And they took all the goods of Sodom and Gomorrah, and all their victuals, and went their way.
12 And they took Lot, Abram’s brother’s son, who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed.
13 And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt in the plain of Mamre [strength] the Amorite [prominent men], brother of Eshcol [clusters of ripe fruits], and brother of Aner [young men]: and these were confederate with Abram.
The word ‘arak is used in Genesis 22:9 in telling of when Abraham laid the wood in “order” on the altar when he took Isaac up on Mount Moriah. This is when Abraham’s believing and following the LORD brought the blessing upon him and his see, and wherein we see the LORD ‘s providence. God’s providence is the underlying point in the previous post, and is the end we see when we follow the order.
15 And he divided himself against them, he and his servants, by night, and smote them, and pursued them unto Hobah [their hiding places], which is on the left hand of Damascus [where the work was silenced, and there were tears and drunkenness].
16 And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.
17 And the king of Sodom went out to meet him after his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the kings that were with him, at the valley of Shaveh [leveled, counterbalanced, equalized], which is the king’s dale.
18 And Melchizedek [king of equity, and right] king of Salem [peace through balance – reciprocal respect for life, liberty, and property] brought forth bread and wine [communion {common union} with the blood and body of the LORD]: and he was the priest of the Most High God.
19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the Most High God, possessor of heaven and earth:
20 And blessed be the Most High God, which has delivered your enemies into your hand. And he gave him tithes of all.
21 And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and take the goods to yourself.
22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto the LORD, the Most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth,
23 That I will not take from a thread even to a shoe-latches, and that I will not take any thing that is yours, lest you should say, I have made Abram rich:
24 Save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of the men which went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their portion.

The word ‘arak is used in Genesis 22:9 in telling of when Abraham laid the wood in “order” on the altar when he took Isaac up on Mount Moriah. This is when Abraham’s believing and following the LORD brought the blessing upon him and his seed, and wherein we see the LORD ‘s providence. God’s providence is the underlying point in the previous post, and is the end we see when we follow the order.

Genesis 22
4Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.
5 And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide you here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.
6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together.
7 And Isaac spoke unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?
8 And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.
9 And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order [‘arak], and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.
10 And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.
11 And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.
12 And he said, Lay not your hand upon the lad, neither do you any thing unto him: for now I know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son from me.
13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.
14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.
15 And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time,
16 And said, By myself have I sworn, says the LORD, for because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son:
17 That in blessing I will bless you, and in multiplying I will multiply your seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and your seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;
18 And in your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because you have obeyed my voice.

The name Jehovah-jireh is from Jehovah (the one who self-exists and self-manifest), and jireh, from the word ra’ah, meaning to see. The latter (ra’ah) is rendered “saw” in verse 4, “provide” in verse 8, “looked” in verse 13, and “seen” in verse 14. It is telling of the providence that is only seen by faith, and realized only after, in the process (order) of faith, we follow the LORD’s words.

Hebrews 11
1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.
3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaks.
5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that comes to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
10 For he looked for a city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.
12 Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.
13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.
15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.
16 But now they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he has prepared for them a city.
17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,
18 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall your seed be called:
19 Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.

39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:
40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.

By our following the order (‘arak) shown to us does the perfection now come. When Psalms 132 tell of putting on the garment of righteousness and salvation it is referring us to the next use of ‘arak in Exodus 27:21. These come by the oil the LORD gives to His anointed, to give light, understand, the hidden riches by which He covers us in His holiness (righteousness and salvation).

Exodus 27
20 And you shall command the children of Israel, that they bring you pure oil olive beaten for the light, to cause the lamp to burn always.
21 In the tabernacle of the congregation without the vail, which is before the testimony, Aaron and his sons shall order [‘arak] it from evening to morning before the LORD: it shall be a statute forever unto their generations on the behalf of the children of Israel.

Exodus 28
1 And take you unto you Aaron your brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office, even Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron’s sons.
2 And you shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother for glory and for beauty.
3 And you shall speak unto all that are wise hearted, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron’s garments to consecrate him, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office.
4 And these are the garments which they shall make; a breastplate, and an ephod, and a robe, and a broidered coat, a mitre, and a girdle: and they shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, and his sons, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office.

Zechariah 3
1 And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist [satan] him.
2 And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke you, O Satan; even the LORD that has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?
3 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel.
4 And he answered and spoke unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused your iniquity to pass from you, and I will clothe you with change of raiment [the garments of the purified priesthood].
5 And I said, Let them set a fair mitre upon his head. So they set a fair mitre upon his head, and clothed him with garments. And the angel of the LORD stood by.
6 And the angel of the LORD protested [reiterated] unto Joshua, saying,
7 Thus says the LORD of hosts; If you will walk in my ways, and if you will keep my charge, then you shall also judge my house, and shall also keep my courts, and I will give you places to walk among these that stand by.
8 Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, you, and your fellows that sit before you: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the Branch.

Exodus 40
3 And you shall put therein the ark of the testimony, and cover the ark with the vail.
4 And you shall bring in the table, and set in order [‘arak] the things that are to be set in order upon it; and you shall bring in the candlestick, and light the lamps thereof.
5 And you shall set the altar of gold for the incense before the ark of the testimony, and put the hanging of the door to the tabernacle.

19 And he spread abroad the tent over the tabernacle, and put the covering of the tent above upon it; as the LORD commanded Moses.
20 And he took and put the testimony into the ark, and set the staves on the ark, and put the mercy seat above upon the ark:
21 And he brought the ark into the tabernacle, and set up the vail of the covering, and covered the ark of the testimony; as the LORD commanded Moses.
22 And he put the table in the tent of the congregation, upon the side of the tabernacle northward, without the vail.
23 And he set the bread in order [‘arak] upon it before the LORD; as the LORD had commanded Moses.
24 And he put the candlestick in the tent of the congregation, over against the table, on the side of the tabernacle southward.
25 And he lighted the lamps before the LORD; as the LORD commanded Moses.

The above speaks of the vail that covers the ark of the testimony, which is the pattern of the vail with which Moses covered his face, both speaking to the yet unknown LORD (in him) speaking and working. This is the vail and the blindness Paul describes in 2 Corinthians 3 & 4, which is blindness only taken away when we turn away from the gods of the world and to the LORD.

2 Corinthians 3
12 Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:
13 And not as Moses, which put a veil over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished:
14 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ.
15 But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart.
16 Nevertheless when it shall turn to the LORD, the vail shall be taken away.
17 Now the LORD is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the LORD is, there is liberty.
18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the LORD, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the LORD.

2 Corinthians 4
1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;
2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.
3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
4 In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the LORD; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.
6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the LORD Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

Job 23
3 Oh that I knew where I might find him! that I might come even to his seat!
4 I would order [‘arak] my cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments.
5 I would know the words which he would answer me, and understand what he would say unto me.
6 Will he plead against me with his great power? No; but he would put strength in me.
7 There the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be delivered forever from my judge.
8 Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive him:
9 On the left hand, where he does work, but I cannot behold him: he hides himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him:
10 But he knows the way that I take: when he has tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
11 My foot has held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined.
12 Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.
13 But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desires, even that he does.
14 For he performs the thing that is appointed for me: and many such things are with him.
15 Therefore am I troubled at his presence: when I consider, I am afraid of him.
16 For God makes my heart soft, and the Almighty troubles me:
17 Because I was not cut off before the darkness, neither has he covered the darkness from my face.

Job 24
1 Why, seeing times are not hidden from the Almighty, do they that know him not see his days?

Job 38
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 broke 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 [a wrapping to protect you from your own infantile flailing],
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 [the pride of man] 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 [an identifying signature]; and they stand as a garment [of righteousness and salvation].
15 And from the wicked their light [understanding] is withheld, and the high arm shall be broken.

Daniel 12
2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever.
4 But you, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
5 Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river.
6 And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?
7 And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and swore by him that lives forever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.
8 And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my LORD, what shall be the end of these things?
9 And he said, Go your way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

Job 36
3 I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.
4 For truly my words shall not be false: he that is perfect in knowledge is with you.
5 Behold, God is mighty, and despises not any: he is mighty in strength and wisdom.
6 He preserves not the life of the wicked: but gives right to the poor.
7 He withdraws not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings are they on the throne; yea, he does establish them forever, and they are exalted.
8 And if they be bound in fetters, and be held in cords of affliction;
9 Then he shows them their work, and their transgressions that they have exceeded.
10 He opens also their ear to discipline, and commands that they return from iniquity.
11 If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.
12 But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die without knowledge.
13 But the hypocrites in heart heap up wrath: they cry not when he binds them.
14 They die in youth, and their life is among the unclean.
15 He delivers the poor in his affliction, and opens their ears in oppression.
16 Even so would he have removed you out of the strait into a broad place, where there is no straitness; and that which should be set on your table should be full of fatness.
17 But you have fulfilled the judgment of the wicked: judgment and justice take hold on you.
18 Because there is wrath, beware lest he take you away with his stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver you.
19 Will he esteem [‘arak] your riches? no, not gold, nor all the forces of strength.
20 Desire not the night, when people are cut off in their place.
21 Take heed, regard not iniquity: for this have you chosen rather than affliction.
22 Behold, God exalts by his power: who teaches like him [setting His riches, His hidden treasure, in order {‘arak} so they are understood]?

Job 37
10 By the breath of God frost [the word, waters, reserved, frozen, in heaven for this moment] is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened.
11 Also by watering he wearies the thick cloud: he scatters his bright cloud:
12 And it is turned round about by his counsels: that they may do whatsoever he commands them upon the face of the world in the earth.
13 He causes it to come, whether for correction, or for his land, or for mercy.
14 Hearken unto this, O Job [you that are hated by the world]: stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God.
15 Do you know when God disposed them, and caused the light of his cloud to shine?
16 Do you know the balancing of the clouds, the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge?
17 How your garments are warm, when he quiets the earth by the south wind?
18 Have you with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as a molten looking glass?
19 Teach us what we shall say unto him; for we cannot order [‘arak] our speech by reason of darkness [ignorance].

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 thought that I was altogether such a one as yourself: but I will reprove you, and set them in order [‘arak] 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.

Psalms 78
12 Marvelous things did he in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.
13 He divided the sea, and caused them to pass through; and he made the waters to stand as a heap.
14 In the daytime also he led them with a cloud, and all the night with a light of fire.
15 He clave the rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink as out of the great depths.
16 He brought streams also out of the rock, and caused waters to run down like rivers.
17 And they sinned yet more against him by provoking the Most High in the wilderness.
18 And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for their lust.
19 Yea, they spoke against God; they said, Can God furnish [‘arak] a table in the wilderness?
20 Behold, he smote the rock, that the waters gushed out, and the streams overflowed; can he give bread also? can he provide flesh for his people?
21 Therefore the LORD heard this, and was wroth: so a fire was kindled against Jacob, and anger also came up against Israel;
22 Because they believed not in God, and trusted not in his salvation:
23 Though he had commanded the clouds from above, and opened the doors of heaven,
24 And had rained down manna upon them to eat, and had given them of the corn of heaven.
25 Man did eat angels’ food: he sent them meat to the full.

Psalms 23
1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures: he leads me beside the still waters.
3 He restores my soul: he leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me.
5 You prepare [‘arak] a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: you anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.