And I will strengthen them in the LORD; and they shall walk up and down in his name, says the LORD.

And I will strengthen them in the LORD; and they shall walk up and down in his name, says the LORD.

The name referred to above is Shiloh, speaking of the tranquility (peace) that comes when the LORD has strengthened His people, meaning given us understanding, and His people appoint (anoint) him (Shiloh) their king (one shepherd).

Above in the title, Zechariah 10:12, the word rendered “strengthen” is the Hebrew word gabar, meaning “to be strong; by implication, to prevail.” It is the word used to tell of the birthright of the kings and in who it ultimately prevails.

It (gabar) appears earlier in the chapter, in verse 6, saying, “And I will strengthen [gabar] the house of Judah, and I will save the house of Joseph, and I will bring them again to place them; for I have mercy upon them: and they shall be as though I had not cast them off: for I am the LORD their God, and will hear them.”

In these verses, it (gabar) speaks of, after the king line was cast off, when (paqad, now at this appointed time) it is restored.

The word rendered “cast them off” is zanach, meaning “to push aside, i.e. reject, forsake, fail:–cast away (off), remove far away (off).”

The word gabar is used in 1 Chronicles 5:2 where it tells of the king line, moving from Reuben and prevailing in Judah, and saying the birthright (ultimately) is Joseph’s.

1 Chronicles 5
1 Now the sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel, (for he was the firstborn; but forasmuch as he defiled his father’s bed, his birthright was given unto the sons of Joseph the son of Israel: and the genealogy is not to be reckoned after the birthright.
2 For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came the chief ruler; but the birthright was Joseph’s:)

The words “chief ruler” are from the Hebrew word nagiyd, referring to Isaiah 55:4.

Isaiah 55
1 Ho, everyone that thirsts, come you to the waters, and he that has no money; come you, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
2 Wherefore do you spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor for that which satisfies not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat you that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.
4 Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader [nagiyd – chief] and commander to the people.
5 Behold, you shall call a nation that you know not, and nations that knew not you shall run unto you because of the LORD your God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he has glorified you.
6 Seek you the LORD while he may be found, call you upon him while he is near:
7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says the LORD.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and returns not thither, but waters the earth, and makes it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
11 So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
12 For you shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees [the upright] of the field shall clap their hands.
13 Instead of the thorn [misleaders] shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier [deceivers] shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off [as is promised in 2 Samuel 7:16, a house, kingdom, and throne that lasts forever].

2 Samuel 7
8 Now therefore so shall you say unto my servant David, Thus says the LORD of hosts, I took you from the sheepcote, from following the sheep, to be ruler [nagiyd] over my people, over Israel:
9 And I was with you whithersoever you went, and have cut off all your enemies out of your sight, and have made you a great name, like unto the name of the great men that are in the earth.
10 Moreover I will appoint a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own, and move no more; neither shall the children of wickedness afflict them any more, as beforetime,
11 And as since the time that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel, and have caused you to rest from all your enemies. Also the LORD tells you that he will make you a house.
12 And when your days be fulfilled, and you shall sleep with your fathers, I will set up your seed after you, which shall proceed out of your bowels, and I will establish his kingdom.
13 He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.
14 I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men:
15 But my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before you.
16 And your house and your kingdom shall be established for ever before you: your throne shall be established forever.
17 According to all these words, and according to all this vision, so did Nathan [giver, who gives God’s word as received] speak unto David.
18 Then went king David in, and sat before the LORD, and he said, Who am I, O LORD God? and what is my house, that you have brought me hitherto?
19 And this was yet a small thing in your sight, O LORD God; but you have spoken also of your servant’s house for a great while to come. And is this the manner of man, O LORD God?
20 And what can David say more unto you? for you, LORD God, know your servant.
21 For your word’s sake, and according to your own heart, have you done all these great things, to make your servant know them.
22 Wherefore you are great, O LORD God: for there is none like you, neither is there any God beside you, according to all that we have heard with our ears.
23 And what one nation in the earth is like your people, even like Israel, whom God went to redeem for a people to himself, and to make him a name, and to do for you great things and terrible, for your land, before your people, which you redeemed to you from Egypt, from the nations and their gods?
24 For you have confirmed to yourself your people Israel to be a people unto you for ever: and you, LORD, are become their God.
25 And now, O LORD God, the word that you have spoken concerning your servant, and concerning his house, establish it forever, and do as you have said.
26 And let your name be magnified forever, saying, The LORD of hosts is the God over Israel: and let the house of your servant David be established before you.
27 For you, O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, have revealed to your servant, saying, I will build you an house: therefore has your servant found in his heart to pray this prayer unto you.
28 And now, O LORD God, you are that God, and your words be true, and you have promised this goodness unto your servant:
29 Therefore now let it please you to bless the house of your servant, that it may continue forever before you: for you, O LORD God, have spoken it: and with your blessing let the house of your servant be blessed forever.

As we’ve many times discussed, when, in Genesis 49, Jacob tells his sons of what shall befall them in these last days, he speaks of when the king line leaves Judah and (ultimately) returns to its rightful place with Joseph (Ephraim).

Genesis 49
8 Judah [the leaders of God’s people – in whom the LORD’s strength returns], you are he whom your brethren shall praise: your hand shall be in the neck of your enemies; your father’s children shall bow down before you.
9 Judah is a lion’s whelp [the children of the Lion of Judah – see Isaiah 8, Maher-shalal-hash-baz, haste to the spoil and quick to the prey]: from the prey, my son, you are gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion [as in the days of old]; who shall rouse him up?
10 The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet [birthed from His belly], until Shiloh [shalah – tranquility, from shalal, as from Isaiah 8 {verse 1 & 3} identifying Judah as the elect, the children of the Lion of Judah, spoken of in Isaiah 8:18]; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.
11 Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass’s colt unto the choice vine [as we have seen, this identifies the elect, Judah, in whom the LORD comes into Jerusalem {again}]; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes:
12 His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.

22 Joseph [Jehovah has continued – as a son, {Ephraim}] is a fruitful bough [parah ben – fruit as offspring, progeny], even a fruitful bough [parah ben] by a well; whose branches run over the wall:
23 The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him:
24 But his bow [see Zechariah 9] abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the Mighty God of Jacob; (from thence [then and there] is the Shepherd, the stone of Israel:)
25 Even by the God of your father, who shall help you; and by the Almighty, who shall bless you with blessings [brakah] of heaven above, blessings [brakah] of the deep that lies under, blessings [brakah] of the breasts, and of the womb:
26 The blessings [brakah] of your father have prevailed [gabar] above the blessings [brakah] of my progenitors [of all those who have come before me] unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills [the end of the age, world without end]: they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.

This birthright is spoken of in Ezekiel 21 and 37, when Judah (the elect) and Ephraim (God’s people at large, from where comes the leader and commander, as David) are joined as one body under their king.

Ezekiel 21
26 Thus says the LORD God; Remove the diadem, and take off the crown [from the heads of these drunkards of Ephraim – see Isaiah 28]: this shall not be the same: exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high.
27 I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him.
28 And you, son of man, prophesy and say, Thus says the LORD God concerning the Ammonites [those who exalt themselves above God and His chosen], and concerning their reproach; even say you, The sword, the sword is drawn: for the slaughter it is furbished, to consume because of the glittering:
29 Whiles they see [contrive] vanity unto you, whiles they divine [concoct] a lie unto you, to bring you upon the necks of them that are slain, of the wicked, whose day is come, when their iniquity shall have an end.
30 Shall I cause it to return into his sheath? I will judge you in the place where you were created, in the land of your nativity.
31 And I will pour out mine indignation [za’am] upon you, I will blow against you in the fire of my wrath, and deliver you into the hand of brutish men, and skillful to destroy.
32 You shall be for fuel to the fire; your blood shall be in the midst of the land; you shall be no more remembered: for I the LORD have spoken it.

Ezekiel 37
15 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,
16 Moreover, you son of man, take you one stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim and for all the house of Israel his companions:
17 And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in your hand.
18 And when the children of your people shall speak unto you, saying, Will you not show us what you mean by these?
19 Say unto them, Thus says the LORD God; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one in mine hand.
20 And the sticks whereon you writes shall be in your hand before their eyes.
21 And say unto them, Thus says the LORD God; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land:
22 And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all.
23 Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwelling-places, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their God.
24 And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them.
25 And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children’s children for ever: and my servant David shall be their prince forever.
26 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them forevermore.
27 My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
28 And the heathen shall know that I the LORD do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them forevermore.

When this appointed time, when the LORD’s chosen king prevails, is spoken of in Genesis 49:26 as the “utmost bound,” it’s from the once used word ta’avah, meaning “a limit, i.e. full extent.” It is speaking of the end of the ending of the age, which is what the LORD speaks of in the title and surrounding verses.

Zechariah 10
1 Ask you of the LORD rain [His word from heaven, from which comes understanding and life] in the time of the latter rain; so the LORD shall make bright clouds [water and light, this word of God with understanding], and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field [life shall again rise from the earth].
2 For the idols have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie, and have told false dreams; they comfort in vain [they give their understanding that is worthless]: therefore they went their way as a flock, they were troubled, because there was no shepherd.
3 Mine anger was kindled against the shepherds, and I punished the goats: for the LORD of hosts has visited his flock the house of Judah, and has made them as his goodly horse in the battle.
4 Out of him came forth the corner, out of him the nail, out of him the battle bow, out of him every oppressor together.
5 And they shall be as mighty men, which tread down their enemies in the mire of the streets in the battle: and they shall fight, because the LORD is with them, and the riders on horses shall be confounded.
6 And I will strengthen [gabar – I will prevail in] the house of Judah, and I will save [be their salvation in] the house of Joseph, and I will bring them again to place them [in Shiloh]; for I have mercy upon them: and they shall be as though I had not cast them off [zanach]: for I am the LORD their God, and will hear them.
7 And they of Ephraim shall be like a mighty man, and their heart shall rejoice as through wine: yea, their children shall see it, and be glad; their heart shall rejoice in the LORD.
8 I will hiss [draw their attention to Me] for them, and gather them; for I have redeemed them: and they shall increase as they have increased.
9 And I will sow [zara’] them among the people: and they shall remember me in far countries; and they shall live with their children, and turn again.
10 I will bring them again also out of the land of Egypt, and gather them out of Assyria; and I will bring them into the land of Gilead and Lebanon; and place shall not be found for them.
11 And he shall pass through the sea with affliction, and shall smite the waves in the sea, and all the deeps of the river shall dry up: and the pride of Assyria [the swelling hubris of the communists: Pope and President] shall be brought down, and the scepter of Egypt [the rule of the oppressors] shall depart away.
12 And I will strengthen them [gabar – I will prevail against the oppressors] in the LORD; and they shall walk up and down in his name [Shiloh – in true peace], says the LORD.

Zechariah 11
1 Open your doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour your cedars.
2 Howl, fir tree; for the cedar is fallen; because the mighty are spoiled: howl, O you oaks of Bashan; for the forest of the vintage is come down.
3 There is a voice of the howling of the shepherds; for their glory is spoiled: a voice of the roaring of young lions; for the pride of Jordan is spoiled.

The word in verse 3 above rendered “pride” is ga’own, the same rendered “swelling” in Jeremiah when speaking of this end of the ending, which the wicked, in hubris, think the LORD hasn’t seen, let alone prepared as a trap in which they are ignorantly snared.

Jeremiah 12
1 Righteous are you, O LORD, when I plead with you: yet let me talk with you of your judgments: Wherefore does the way [derek] of the wicked prosper? wherefore are all they happy that deal very treacherously?
2 You have planted them, yea, they have taken root: they grow, yea, they bring forth fruit: you are near in their mouth, and far from their reins.
3 But you, O LORD, know me: you have seen me, and tried mine heart toward you: pull them out [use me your sevant, the least among the flock, to draw them out – see Jeremiah 49:20 below] like sheep for the slaughter, and prepare them for the day of slaughter.
4 How long shall the land mourn, and the herbs of every field wither, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein? the beasts are consumed, and the birds; because they said, He shall not see our last end [the end of their ending].
5 [And the LORD answered,] If you have run with the footmen, and they have wearied you, then how can you contend with horses [when I’ve made you my goodly horse in the battle]? and if in the land of peace, wherein you trusted, they wearied you, then how will you do in [the battle, when I come up as lion against] the swelling [ga’own – pride that comes before their fall] of Jordan?
6 For even your brethren [as Esau, are enemies mixed among you, destroying you while calling it peace and safety], and the house of your father, even they have dealt treacherously with you; yea, they have called a multitude after you: believe them not, though they speak fair words unto you [because their peace and safety are known lies from known liars].
7 I have forsaken mine house, I have left mine heritage; I have given the dearly beloved of my soul into the hand of her enemies [misleading them into perdition].
8 Mine heritage is unto me as a lion in the forest; it cries out against me: therefore have I hated it.
9 Mine heritage is unto me as a speckled bird, the birds round about are against her; come you, assemble all the beasts of the field, come to devour.
10 Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.
11 They have made it desolate, and being desolate it mourns unto me; the whole land is made desolate, because no man lays it to heart.
12 The spoilers are come upon all high places through the wilderness: for the sword of the LORD shall devour from the one end of the land even to the other end of the land: no flesh shall have peace.
13 They have sown wheat, but shall reap thorns [misleaders and tares]: they have put themselves to pain, but shall not profit: and they shall be ashamed of your revenues because of the fierce anger of the LORD.
14 Thus says the LORD against all mine evil neighbors, that touch the inheritance which I have caused my people Israel to inherit; Behold, I will pluck them out of their land, and pluck out the house of Judah from among them.
15 And it shall come to pass, after that I have plucked them out I will return, and have compassion on them, and will bring them again, every man to his heritage, and every man to his land.
16 And it shall come to pass, if they will diligently learn the ways [derek] of my people, to swear by my name, The LORD lives; as they taught my people to swear by Baal [the idols they put in my place]; then shall they be built in the midst of my people.
17 But if they will not obey, I will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation, says the LORD.

When Zechariah 11:3 speaks of the howling of the shepherds who are spoiled, and then the voice of the young lions is heard, which spoils the pride (swelling) of Jordan, it tells of the elect remnant at war against the words carrying all in an endless descent into death. These words are coming from the Assyrian, the communists in power among us, whose words have spoiled the shepherds, of which Zechariah 11 continues on describing.

Isaiah 10
1 Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed [the bad advice that spoils the shepherds];
2 To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless!
3 And what will you do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation which shall come from far? to whom will you flee for help? and where will you leave your glory?
4 Without me they shall [these the shepherds] bow down under the prisoners, and they shall fall under the slain. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
5 O Assyrian [the communists in power], the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation.
6 I will send him against a hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take [shalal] the spoil [shalal], and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.
7 Howbeit he means not so, neither does his heart think so [because they are ignorant, blinded by their pride]; but it is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a few.
8 For [in his pride] he says, Are not my princes altogether kings?

Zechariah 2
3 And, behold, the angel that talked with me went forth, and another angel went out to meet him,
4 And said unto him, Run, speak to this young man, saying, Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns without walls for the multitude of men and cattle therein:
5 For I, says the LORD, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her.
6 Ho, ho, come forth, and flee [escape] from the land of the north [the land of darkness and ignorance], says the LORD: for I have spread you abroad as the four winds of the heaven, says the LORD.
7 Deliver yourself, O Zion, that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon [of confusion].
8 For thus says the LORD of hosts [who is a man of war]; After the glory [the LORD revealed in our midst] has he sent me unto the nations [the communists mixed among you, doing the work of foreign communists] which spoiled [shalal] you: for he that touches you touches the apple of his eye.
9 For, behold, I will shake mine hand upon them, and they shall be a spoil [shalal – He’s sent me as a good shepherd, as David, commander and chief of the army of heaven] to their servants [they shall spoil the pride of Jordan]: and you shall know that the LORD of hosts has sent me.
10 Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of you, says the LORD.
11 And many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day, and shall be my people: and I will dwell in the midst of you, and you shall know that the LORD of hosts has sent me unto you.
12 And the LORD shall inherit Judah his portion in the holy land, and shall choose Jerusalem again.
13 Be silent, O all flesh, before the LORD: for he is raised up out of his holy habitation.

Isaiah 10
20 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob [here using the name of all Israel {Ephraim and Judah} when they were still unknowingly wrestling with God], shall no more again stay upon him that smote them [the neglectful thorns and briers whose leadership is the root of the problem]; but shall stay upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.
21 The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God.
22 For though your people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness.
23 For the LORD God of hosts shall make a consumption, even determined, in the midst of all the land.
24 Therefore thus says the LORD God of hosts, O my people that dwell in Zion, be not afraid of the Assyrian [the communists]: he shall smite you with a rod, and shall lift up his staff against you, after the manner of Egypt.
25 For yet a very little while, and the indignation shall cease, and mine anger in their destruction.
26 And the LORD of hosts shall stir up a scourge for him according to the slaughter of Midian [those who cause endless strife among God’s people] at the rock of Oreb [whose kings trust in ignorance and darkness they’ve caused]: and as his rod was upon the sea, so shall he lift it up after the manner of Egypt [and these waters, as fire from my mouth, shall consume them, as decreed – after the anointing {machach – “until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate”} which is the final step before we rise as ONE BODY].
27 And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden [the enemies in power, communist oppressors, mixed among us] shall be taken away from off your shoulder, and his yoke from off your neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing [shemem].

The communists among us in power, as thorns and briers, arose in a time when the shepherds of God’s people became idle and inattentive, as stated in Zechariah 11:15 thru 17.

Zechariah 11
4 Thus says the LORD my God; Feed the flock of the slaughter [who are all dead];
5 Whose possessors slay them, and hold themselves not guilty: and they that sell them say, Blessed be the LORD; for I am rich: and their own shepherds [those they’ve appointed over them as their kings] pity them not.
6 For I will no more pity the inhabitants of the land, says the LORD: but, lo, I will deliver the men every one into his neighbor’s hand, and into the hand of his king: and they shall smite the land, and out of their hand I will not deliver them.
7 And I will feed the flock of slaughter, even you, O poor of the flock. And I took unto me two staves; the one I called Beauty [no’am – seeking the word, advice, of the LORD – see its other five uses below], and the other I called Bands; and I fed the flock.
8 Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my soul loathed them, and their soul also abhorred me.
9 Then said I, I will not feed you: that that dies, let it die; and that that is to be cut off, let it be cut off; and let the rest eat every one the flesh of another.
10 And I took my staff, even Beauty [no’am], and cut it asunder, that I might break my covenant which I had made with all the people.
11 And it was broken in that day: and so the poor of the flock that waited upon me knew that it was the word of the LORD.
12 And I said unto them, If you think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver.
13 And the LORD said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was priced at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the LORD.
14 Then I cut asunder mine other staff, even Bands, that I might break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.
15 And the LORD said unto me, Take unto you yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd.
16 For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, which shall not visit those that be cut off, neither shall seek the young one, nor heal that that is broken, nor feed that that stands still: but he shall eat the flesh of the fat, and tear their claws in pieces.
17 Woe to the idol shepherd [who doesn’t defend the flock] that leave the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm [work] shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened [his understanding shall be turned into ignorance].

Psalms 27
4 One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty [no’am] of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.

Psalms 90
8 You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your countenance.
9 For all our days are passed away in your wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told.
10 The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
11 Who knows the power of your anger? even according to your fear, so is your wrath.
12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
13 Return, O LORD, how long? and let it repent you concerning your servants.
14 O satisfy us early with your mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
15 Make us glad according to the days wherein you have afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil.
16 Let your work appear unto your servants, and your glory unto their children.
17 And let the beauty [no’am] of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish you the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish you it.

Proverbs 3
11 My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:
12 For whom the LORD loves he corrects; even as a father the son in whom he delights.
13 Happy is the man that finds wisdom, and the man that gets understanding.
14 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
15 She is more precious than rubies: and all the things you can desire are not to be compared unto her.
16 Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honor.
17 Her ways [derek] are ways [derek] of pleasantness [no’am], and all her paths [nathiyb] are peace.
18 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retains her.
19 The LORD by wisdom has founded the earth; by understanding has he established the heavens.

Proverbs 15
20 A wise son makes a glad father: but a foolish man despises his mother.
21 Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly.
22 Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counselors they are established.
23 A man has joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!
24 The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.
25 The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.
26 The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant [no’am] words.
27 He that is greedy of gain troubles his own house; but he that hates gifts shall live.
28 The heart of the righteous studies to answer: but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.
29 The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.
30 The light [understanding] of the eyes rejoices the heart: and a good report makes the bones fat.

Proverbs 16
22 Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that has it: but the instruction of fools is folly.
23 The heart of the wise teaches his mouth, and adds learning to his lips.
24 Pleasant [no’am] words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
25 There is a way that seems right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
26 He that labors labors for himself; for his mouth craves it of him.
27 An ungodly man digs up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.
28 A froward man [who twists and perverts truth] sows strife: and a whisperer separates chief friends [Judah and Israel].

This no’am, beauty in which God delights, ended with “cutting asunder” the good shepherds. The word it (no’am, meaning “agreeableness [agreement with God], i.e. delight, suitableness, splendor or grace”) is from is the eight times used Hebrew word na’em, also meaning “to be agreeable [with God] (literally or figuratively).”

It (na’em) first appears in Genesis 49:15 (again, as Jacob is telling his children what shall befall them in these last days). It comes in speaking of Issachar, His name meaning “he will bring a reward,” with whom returns beauty and band, the two burdens he carries, as God’s servants under tribute.

Genesis 49
14 Issachar [through him will come the reward – the fruitful bough] is a strong ass [the LORD’s people, now become His goodly horse in the battle – Zechariah 10:3] couching down between two burdens [returning Beauty and Bands]:
15 And he saw that rest was good, and the land that it was pleasant [na’em – the agreement with the Father, in which He delights]; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant unto tribute.
16 Dan [the judge – speaking of strength returned and the righteous judgment of the world begins] shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.
17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way [as a serpent raised as a standard on a pole {nec}], an adder in the path, that bites the horse heels [this is the heel bruised in the judgment, meaning the serpents among the people, are rendered without effect], so that his rider shall fall backward [so the body of Christ will return to the place from which she fell – see, in Isaiah 28:13, what causes them to fall backward].
18 (I have waited for your salvation, O LORD.)

John 10
8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.
9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
10 The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd gives his life for the sheep.
12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep, and flee: and the wolf catches [harpazo – promising them an escape in a rapture, keeping them from seeing the threat at hand destroying] them, and [with their misleading] scatters the sheep.
13 The hireling flees [ignorantly thinks he will save himself by leaving the world in the hell they’ve created], because he is a hireling, and cares not for the sheep.
14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
15 As the Father knows me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
16 And other sheep I have [who the misleading shepherds, the hirelings, have abandoned and leave in hell] which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be One fold, and One shepherd.
17 Therefore does my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.
19 There was a division therefore again among the Jews for these sayings.
20 And many of them said, He has a devil, and is mad; why hear you him?
21 Others said, These are not the words of him that has a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?
22 And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.
23 And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon’s porch.
24 Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long do you make us to doubt? If you be the Christ, tell us plainly.
25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and you believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me.
26 But you believe not, because you are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.
27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck [harpazo – rapture them] them out of my hand.
29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck [harpazo – rapture them] them out of my Father’s hand.
30 I and my Father are one.

1 John 4
9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
12 No man has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.
14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.
15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
16 And we have known and believed the love that God has to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

Jeremiah 49
11 Leave your fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let your widows trust in me.
12 For thus says the LORD; Behold, they whose judgment was not to drink of the cup have assuredly drunken; and are you he that shall altogether go unpunished? you shall not go unpunished, but you shall surely drink of it.
13 For I have sworn by myself, says the LORD, that Bozrah [your flock] shall become a desolation, a reproach, a waste, and a curse; and all the cities thereof shall be perpetual wastes.
14 I have heard a rumor [shmuw’ah] from the LORD, and an ambassador [triyr – a faithful messenger who is bound to give this report as he received it from Me] is sent unto the heathen, saying, Gather you together, and come against her, and rise up to the battle.
15 For, lo, I will make you small among the heathen, and despised among men.
16 Your terribleness has deceived you, and the pride of your heart, O you that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that holds the height of the hill [the seats of power in Ramah]: though you shouldest make your nest as high as the eagle, I will bring you down from thence, says the LORD.
17 Also Edom shall be a desolation: every one that goes by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss at [draw attention to] all the plagues thereof.
18 As in the overthrow of Sodom [flame] and Gomorrah [ruin] and the neighbor cities thereof, says the LORD, no man shall abide there, neither shall a son of man dwell in it.
19 Behold, he [the LORD] shall come up like a lion from the swelling [ga’own – pride] of Jordan [against the words of men, which have carried all the world in a descent into death] against the habitation of the strong: but I will suddenly make him [the strong in power] run away from her: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint [paqad – as king, when I visit in this appointed time] over her? for who is like me [Michael, who now stands]? and who will appoint [ya’ad – join with] me [in this] the time? and who is that [good] shepherd that will stand before me?
20 Therefore hear the counsel of the LORD, that he has taken against Edom [the enemies mixed among us destroying us, while claiming they are our brothers and at peace with us]; and his purposes [to join the war against], that he has purposed against the inhabitants of Teman [against their so-called wise men, who are ignorant evil misleaders]: Surely [I Am] the least of the flock shall draw them out: surely he shall make their habitations desolate with them.
21 The earth is moved at the noise [qowl – My voice, this report, sound doctrine, and rumor] of their fall, at the cry the noise [qowl – My words, as the sword of the LORD, and the waters as a consuming fire from heaven] thereof was heard in the Red sea [when the waters covered the oppressors who continued pursuing us, seeking to destroy us].

Psalms 12
1 Help, LORD; for the godly man ceases; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.
2 They speak vanity every one with his neighbor: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.
3 The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaks proud things:
4 Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail [gabar]; our lips are our own: who is LORD over us?
5 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, says the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffs at [uses his words to spoil] him.
6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
7 You shall keep them, O LORD, you shall preserve them from this [evil] generation forever.
8 The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted [as are the communists and misleaders now in power].

Exodus 15
1 Then sang I and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spoke, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider has he thrown into the sea.
2 The LORD is my strength [‘oz] and song, and he is become my salvation [Jesus in me]: he is my God, and I will prepare him a habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
3 The LORD [Jehovah] is a man of war: the LORD [Jehovah] is his name.
4 Pharaoh’s [the great house of the oppressors’] chariots and his host [army] has he cast into the sea: his chosen captains also are drowned in the Red sea.
5 The depths have covered them: they sank into the bottom as a stone.
6 Your right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: your right hand, O LORD, has dashed in pieces the enemy.
7 And in the greatness of your excellency you have overthrown them that rose up against you: you sent forth your wrath, which consumed them as stubble.
8 And with the blast of your nostrils the waters were gathered together, the floods stood upright as a heap, and the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea.
9 The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.
10 You did blow with your wind, the sea covered them: they sank as lead in the mighty waters.
11 Who is like unto you, O LORD, among the gods? who is like you, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?
12 You stretched out your right hand, the earth swallowed them.
13 You in your mercy have led forth the people which you have redeemed: you have guided them in your strength [‘oz] unto your holy habitation.
14 The people shall hear, and be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestina [the invading army among us].
15 Then the dukes of Edom [the enemies among, as our countrymen, saying they are at peace withus as they seek to destroy our nation and culture] shall be amazed; the mighty men of Moab [whose mouths are the gates of hell], trembling shall take hold upon them; all the inhabitants of Canaan [those who’ve made merchandise of us, as spoil they buy and sell] shall melt away.
16 Fear and dread shall fall upon them; by the greatness of your arm they shall be as still as a stone; till your people Pass Over, O LORD, till the people Pass Over, which you have purchased.
17 You shall bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of your inheritance, in the place, O LORD, which you have made for you to dwell in, in the Sanctuary, O LORD, which your hands have established.
18 The LORD shall reign forever and ever.

Psalms 21
1 The king shall joy in your strength, O LORD; and in your salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!
2 You have given him his heart’s desire, and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah.
3 For you prevent [go before – foretold of] him with the blessings [brakah] of goodness: you set a crown of pure gold on his head. [Thank You Father! Halleluiah! Halleluiah! Halleluiah!]
4 He asked life of you, and you gave it him, even length of days forever and ever.
5 His glory is great in your salvation [Jesus – Jehovah’s Salvation in the flesh]: honor and majesty have you laid upon him.
6 For you have made him Most Blessed forever [as you promised Joseph]: you have made him exceeding glad with your countenance [paniym – your presence manifested in me].
7 For the king trusts in the LORD, and through the mercy of the Most High he shall not be moved.
8 Your hand shall find out all your enemies: your right hand shall find out those that hate you.
9 You shall make them as a fiery oven in the time of your anger [paniym – your presence manifested]: the LORD shall swallow them up in his wrath, and the fire shall devour them.
10 Their fruit shall you destroy from the earth, and their seed from among the children of men.
11 For they intended evil against you: they imagined a mischievous device, which they are not able to perform.
12 Therefore shall you make them turn their back, when you shall make ready your arrows upon your strings [Ephraim and Judah] against the face of [paniym – in who, as ONE BODY, You manifest Your presence against] them.
13 Be you exalted, LORD, in your own strength [‘oz]: so will we sing and praise your power.

Then shall the children of Judah and the children of Israel be gathered together, and appoint themselves one head, and they shall come up out of the land: for great shall be the day of Jezreel.

Then shall the children of Judah and the children of Israel be gathered together, and appoint themselves one head, and they shall come up out of the land: for great shall be the day of Jezreel.

The day of Jezreel is speaking of (above in Hosea 1:11) when the LORD sows His people, who were not His people, in the earth. The word rendered “come up” is the Hebrew word ‘alah, speaking of ascending, when they’ve appointed one head, growing from the land (‘erets – earth) into which the LORD has sown them as His good seed (the wheat He’s separated from the tares).

The name Jezreel, meaning God will sow, is from the Hebrew words zara’, meaning “to sow; figuratively, to disseminate, plant, fructify,” and ‘el, meaning strength, as God Almighty. The word zara’ appears three times in Hosea, all speaking of the LORD sowing the good seed and the wicked sowing tares among His wheat.

Hear this word from the mouth of God, you that are deaf and blind:

The word tares, from the Greek word zizanion, meaning “of uncertain origin; darnel or false grain,” appears only eight times, all in Matthew 13. The Thayer’s Greek Lexicon gives the additional information that the darnel, although resembling wheat, when grown, brings forth black fruit (worthless ignorance).

Hosea, in Hosea 2:6, speaking of when the tares are sown, says our way (derek – good way, of good leadership God sends) is hedge up with thorns, which we know speaks of misleaders that overgrow the unattended (without good leadership) garden. The following verse says, God’s people have (having left Him) followed after lovers, which they realize have taken them into decline. These lovers are then described as Baal, the gods of the world, before who His people set all He’s provided, provisions (His ways and ideas) that produced their prosperity, events causing them not to know Him and in ignorance become not His people.

As we saw in the previous post, this is what is described, in Jeremiah 31, as when Ephraim realizes it and is ashamed, repents, and enters into the New Covenant with God.

Jeremiah 31
20 Is Ephraim [God’s people in this generation – Rachel’s grandchildren] my dear son? is he a pleasant child? for since I spoke against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore my bowels are troubled for him; I will surely have mercy upon him, says the LORD.
21 Set you up waymarks [to show the way], make you high heaps: set your heart toward the highway, even the way [derek] which you went: turn again, O virgin of Israel, turn again to these your cities.
22 How long will you go about, O you backsliding daughter? for the LORD has created a new thing in the earth, A woman shall compass a man.
23 Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; As yet they shall use this speech in the land of Judah and in the cities thereof, when I shall bring again their captivity; The LORD bless you, O habitation of justice, and mountain of holiness.
24 And there shall dwell in Judah itself, and in all the cities thereof together, husbandmen, and they that go forth with flocks.
25 For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul.
26 Upon this I awaked, and beheld; and my sleep was sweet unto me.
27 Behold, the days come, says the LORD, that I will sow [zara’] the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man, and with the seed of beast.

31 Behold, the days come, says the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:
32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was a husband unto them, says the LORD:
33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, says the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, says the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.

Matthew 13
15 For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
17 For truly I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which you see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which you hear, and have not heard them.
18 Hear you therefore the parable of the sower.
19 When any one hears the word of the kingdom, and understands it not, then comes the wicked one, and catches away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.
20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receives it;
21 Yet has he not root in himself, but endures for a while: for when tribulation or persecution arise because of the word [because the foundations of the world are out of order], by and by he is offended.
22 He also that received seed among the thorns [misleaders] is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world [aion – this age, which had a beginning and has an ending], and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.
23 But he that received seed [which reestablishes foundational order] into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understands it; which also [by giving understanding as received] bears fruit, and bringeth forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field [establishing the foundation and order of the kosmos]:
25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit [darkness – ignorance and disorder destroying the foundations], then appeared the tares also.
27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, did not you sow good seed in your field? from whence then has it tares?
28 He said unto them, An enemy has done this. The servants said unto him, Will you then that we go and gather them up?
29 But he said, Nay; lest while you gather up the tares, you root up also the wheat with them.
30 Let both grow together until the harvest [when the fruit appears]: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather you together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them [by this word from the mouth of God]: but gather the wheat into my barn.
31 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:
32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air [those who soar in the heavens, strengthened by full understanding] come and lodge in the branches thereof.
33 Another parable spoke he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven [corruption], which a woman [the unfaithful people] took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened [until all their understanding was corrupted].
34 All these things spoke Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spoke he not unto them:
35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world [kosmos – when order was properly arranged].
36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.
37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;
38 The field is the world [kosmos – the place in which God sets order]; 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 [misleaders mixed among us]; the harvest is the end of the world [aion – the age, which logically begins the new, when the foundations are again set and order is restored]; and the reapers are the angels [those who fly in the heavens, bringing this message of understanding].
40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world [aion – the corrupt age].
41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;
42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun [give light, understanding, of a new day, shined on all who’ve come out of the corrupt houses] in the kingdom of their Father. Who has ears to hear, let him hear.

Hosea 1
10 Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, You are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, You are the sons of the living God.
11 Then shall the children of Judah and the children of Israel be gathered together, and appoint themselves one head, and they shall come up out of the land: for great shall be the day of Jezreel [when God sows His good seed into the earth, and it ascends, brings forth fruit, from it: the earth].
2:1 Say you unto your brethren, Ammi [the people]; and to your sisters, Ruhamah [who’ve received God’s mercy].
2 Plead with your mother [the institutions of learning], plead: for she is not my wife, neither am I her husband: let her therefore put away her whoredoms out of her sight, and her adulteries from between her breasts;
3 Lest I strip her naked, and set her as in the day that she was born, and make her as a wilderness, and set her like a dry land [without understanding, without these waters from heaven], and slay her with thirst [if she refuses these living waters, which will heal her].
4 And I will not have mercy upon her children; for they be the children of whoredoms [the tares].
5 For their mother has played the harlot: she that conceived them has done shamefully: for she said, I will go after my lovers, that give me my bread and my water, my wool and my flax, mine oil and my drink.
6 Therefore, behold, I will hedge up your way with thorns [misleaders, teaching them ignorance], and make a wall [of lies upon lies], that she shall not find her paths [nathiyb].
7 And she shall follow after her lovers, but she shall not overtake them; and she shall seek them, but shall not find them: then shall she say, I will go and return to my first husband; for then was it better with me than now.
8 For she did not know that I gave her corn, and wine, and oil, and multiplied her silver and gold, which they prepared for Baal.
9 Therefore will I return, and take away my corn in the time thereof, and my wine in the season thereof, and will recover my wool and my flax given to cover her nakedness.
10 And now will I discover her lewdness in the sight of her lovers, and none shall deliver her out of mine hand.
11 I will also cause all her mirth to cease, her feast days, her new moons, and her sabbaths, and all her solemn feasts.
12 And I will destroy her vines and her fig trees, whereof she has said, These are my rewards that my lovers have given me: and I will make them a forest, and the beasts of the field shall eat them.
13 And I will visit [paqad – this appointed time, when her king comes, as a man of war against the idols who’ve put themselves in God’s place] upon her the days of Baalim [the idols of this corrupt age], wherein she burned incense to them, and she decked herself with her earrings and her jewels, and she went after her lovers, and forgot me, says the LORD.
14 Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her [leading her into all truth].
15 And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor [when she is humbled in her tribulation] for a door of hope: and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt [when she is freed from her oppressors].
16 And it shall be at that day, says the LORD, that you shall call me Ishi [a man of war]; and shall call me no more Baali [by the names of your idols].
17 For I will take away the names of Baalim [the men you’ve put in God’s place] out of her mouth, and they shall no more be remembered by their name.
18 And in that day will I make a [New] covenant for them with the beasts of the field and with the fowls of heaven, and with the creeping things of the ground [when order is restored]: and I will break the bow and the sword and the battle out of the earth, and will make them to lie down safely.
19 And I will betroth you unto me forever; yea, I will betroth you unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies.
20 I will even betroth you unto me in faithfulness: and you shall know the LORD.
21 And it shall come to pass in that day, I will hear, says the LORD, I will hear the heavens [when full understanding comes again from where it was held when removed from the earth], and they shall hear the earth [“In an acceptable time have I heard you, and in a day of salvation have I helped you”];
22 And the earth shall hear the corn, and the wine, and the oil; and they shall hear Jezreel [when the good seed is again sowed into the earth, and it rises and bears fruit].
23 And I will sow [zara’] her unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not my people, You are my people; and they shall say, You are my God.

Friends, those who lead God’s people, all of them are corrupt, leading in their own ways, with their own words and ideas, refusing to subordinate (remaining without order). They are the calves put in God’s place, devils who keep you from His presence and word, which are the health, foundational order, of the world.

Hosea 8
1 Set the trumpet to your mouth. He shall come as an eagle against the house of the LORD, because they have transgressed my covenant, and trespassed against my law.
2 Israel shall cry unto me, My God, we know you.
3 Israel has cast off the thing that is good: the enemy shall pursue him.
4 They have set up kings, but not by me: they have made princes, and I knew it not: of their silver and their gold have they made them idols, that they may be cut off.
5 Your calf, O Samaria, has cast you off; mine anger is kindled against them: how long will it be ere they attain to innocence?
6 For from Israel was it also: the workman made it; therefore it is not God: but the calf of Samaria shall be broken in pieces.
7 For they have sown [zara’] the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it has no stalk; the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up.
8 Israel is swallowed up: now shall they be among the Gentiles as a vessel wherein is no pleasure.
9 For they are gone up to Assyria [to the communists who now rule them], a wild ass alone by himself: Ephraim [God’s people in the generation] has hired lovers.
10 Yea, though they have hired among the nations, now will I gather them, and they shall sorrow a little for the burden of the king of princes.
11 Because Ephraim has made many altars to sin, altars shall be unto him to sin.
12 I have written to him the great things of my law, but they were counted as a strange thing.
13 They sacrifice flesh for the sacrifices of mine offerings, and eat it; but the LORD accepts them not; now will he remember their iniquity, and visit [paqad – at this appointed time] their sins: they shall return to Egypt [they shall choose their oppressors over the king sent to rescue them, and they shall follow them into perdition].
14 For Israel has forgotten his Maker, and builds temples; and Judah has multiplied fenced cities: but I will send a fire upon his cities, and it shall devour the palaces thereof.

Romans 9
14 What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.
15 For he says to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.
16 So then it is not of him that wills, nor of him that runs but of God that shows mercy.
17 For the scripture says unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised you up, that I might show my power in you, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.
18 Therefore has he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardens.
19 You will say then unto me, Why does he yet find fault? For who has resisted his will?
20 Nay but, O man, who are you that replies against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why have you made me thus?
21 Has not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honor, and another unto dishonor?
22 What if God, willing to show his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:
23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,
24 Even us, whom he has called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?
25 As he says also in Hosea, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved.
26 And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, You are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.
27 Isaiah also cried concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved:
28 For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the LORD make upon the earth.
29 And as Isaiah said before, Except the LORD of Hosts [who is a man of war] had left us a seed, we had been as Sodom, and been made like unto Gomorrah.
30 What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith.
31 But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, has not attained to the law of righteousness.
32 Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith [refusing to believe this word is the word of God, as it is], but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumbling-stone [I Am];
33 As it is written, Behold, I lay in Zion a stumbling-stone and rock of offense: and whosoever believes on him shall not be ashamed.

Hosea 10
1 Israel is an empty vine, he bringeth forth fruit unto himself: according to the multitude of his fruit he has increased the altars; according to the goodness of his land they have made goodly images.
2 Their heart is divided; now shall they be found faulty: he shall break down their altars, he shall spoil their images.
3 For now they shall say, We have no king, because we feared not the LORD; what then should a king do to us?
4 They have spoken words, swearing falsely in making a covenant: thus judgment springs up as hemlock in the furrows of the field.
5 The inhabitants of Samaria shall fear because of the calves of Bethaven [the worthless houses where idols sit in God’s place]: for the people thereof shall mourn over it, and the priests thereof that rejoiced on it, for the glory thereof, because it is departed from it.
6 It shall be also carried unto Assyria [to the communists] for a present to king Jareb [who are at war with God]: Ephraim shall receive shame, and Israel shall be ashamed of his own counsel.
7 As for Samaria, her king is cut off as the foam upon the water [is carried away with the winds of their own false doctrines].
8 The high places also of Aven [the worthless idols], the sin of Israel, shall be destroyed: the thorn and the thistle [devils as misleaders] shall come up on their altars; and they shall say to the mountains, Cover us; and to the hills, Fall on us.
9 O Israel, you have sinned from the days of Gibeah [from the first day I sent me word to you]: there they stood: the battle in Gibeah [when I sent my word] against the children of iniquity did not overtake them.
10 It is in my desire that I should chastise [correct] them; and the people shall be gathered against them, when they shall bind themselves in their two furrows.
11 And Ephraim is as a heifer that is taught, and loveth to tread out the corn; but I passed over upon her fair neck: I will make Ephraim to ride; Judah shall plow, and Jacob shall break his clods.
12 Sow [zara’] to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.
13 You have plowed wickedness, you have reaped iniquity; you have eaten the fruit of lies: because you did trust in your way [derek], in the multitude of your mighty men.
14 Therefore shall a tumult arise among your people, and all your fortresses shall be spoiled, as Shalman [worshiping fire] spoiled Betharbel [in the houses of God’s ambush] in the day of battle: the mother [the institutions of teaching] was dashed in pieces upon her children.
15 So shall Bethel [the house of God] do unto you because of your great wickedness: in a morning shall the king of Israel utterly be cut off.

The “path” spoken of in Hoses 2:6 above, which God people left to follow the way of misleaders, is the Hebrew word nathiyb, meaning “from an unused root meaning to tramp; a (beaten) track.” It is speaking of a well-known way, to either good or evil, destinations whose paths are well-worn and those following them known to always end in these places. They are the paths to the houses of light (understanding and life) and darkness (ignorance and death).

Job 38
12 Have you commanded the morning since your days [when light comes, and God’s understanding lays the foundation of the earth]; and caused the dayspring [the new creation] to know his place;
13 That it might take hold of the ends [end of the old and beginning the new] of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?
14 It is turned as clay to the seal [chowtham – as God’s signature pressed into the earth]; and they stand as a garment [that clothes the world – the kosmos].
15 And from the wicked their light [understanding] is withheld, and the high arm [man’s pride and hubris] shall be broken.
16 Have you entered into the springs of the sea [the water of God, this life-giving word, that He sends to all]? or have you walked in the search of the depth [the deep understanding beneath its surface]?
17 Have the gates of death [the word of men, the ignorance that holds men therein] been opened unto you? or have you seen the doors of the shadow of death [that now covers this corrupt age]?
18 Have you perceived the breadth [the ends] of the earth [ages]? declare if you know it all.
19 Where is the way where light [understanding] dwelleth? and as for darkness [ignorance], where is the place thereof,
20 That you shouldest take it to the bound [the beginning and ends of them] thereof, and that you shouldest know the paths [nathiyb] to the house thereof?
21 Know you it, because you were then born [when I laid the foundation of the earth, when all the children of God sang for joy]? or because the number of your days is great [as the Ancient of days who did/does this]?

Proverbs 1
10 My son, if sinners entice you, consent you not.
11 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:
12 Let us swallow them up alive as the grave [sheol, alive in hell – see Hosea 8:7 & 8 above]; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:
13 We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:
14 Cast in your lot among us; let us all have one purse:
15 My son, walk not you in the way [derek] with them; refrain your foot from their path [nathiyb]:
16 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.
17 Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird [they are ignorant of the snare they have set for themselves].
18 And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives.
19 So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.
20 Wisdom cries without; she utters her voice in the streets:
21 She cries in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates [calling you out of hell and into full understanding: heaven]: in the city she utters her words, saying,
22 How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
24 Because I have called, and you refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;
25 But you have set at naught all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:
26 I also will laugh at your calamity [‘eyd]; I will mock when your fear comes;
27 When your fear comes as desolation, and your destruction comes as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish comes upon you.
28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:
29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:
30 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.
31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way [derek], and be filled with their own devices.
32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
33 But whoso hearkens unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.

Nahum 1 [the comforter, who leads in the path to understanding]
7 The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble [tsarah – tribulation]; and he knows them that trust in him.
8 But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness [their own ignorance] shall pursue his enemies.
9 What do you imagine against the LORD? he will make an utter end [of this corrupt age]: affliction shall not rise up the second time.
10 For while they be folded together as thorns [misleaders all with one evil intention against the LORD and His anointed], and while they are drunken [their minds are stupefied] as drunkards, they shall be devoured as stubble fully dry.
11 There is one come out of you, that imagines evil against the LORD, a wicked counselor.
12 Thus says the LORD; Though they be quiet, and likewise many [folded together with one intention], yet thus shall they be cut down, when he shall pass through. Though I have afflicted you, I will afflict you no more.
13 For now will I break his yoke from off you, and will burst your bonds in sunder.
14 And the LORD has given a commandment concerning you, that no more of your name be sown [zara’]: out of the house of your gods will I cut off the graven image and the molten image [their ever-changing and worthless creations]: I will make your grave; for you are vile.
15 Behold upon the mountains the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publishes peace! O Judah, keep your solemn feasts, perform your vows: for the wicked shall no more pass through you; he is utterly cut off.

Isaiah 42
16 And I will bring the blind by a way [derek] that they knew not; I will lead them in paths [nathiyb] that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.
17 They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, that trust in graven images, that say to the molten images, You are our gods.
18 Hear, you deaf; and look, you blind, that you may see.
19 Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I sent? who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the LORD’s servant?
20 Seeing many things, but you observe not; opening the ears, but he heareth not.
21 The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness’ sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honorable.
22 But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a prey, and none delivers; for a spoil, and none says, Restore.
23 Who among you will give ear to this? who will hearken and hear for the time to come?
24 Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to the robbers? did not the LORD, he against whom we have sinned? for they would not walk in his ways [derek], neither were they obedient unto his law.
25 Therefore he has poured upon him the fury of his anger, and the strength of battle: and it has set him on fire round about, yet he knew not [because he is blind and doesn’t yet know he is My servant spoken of above]; and it burned him, yet he laid it not to heart.

Jeremiah 6
2 I have likened the daughter of Zion to a comely and delicate woman.
3 The shepherds with their flocks shall come unto her; they shall pitch their tents against her round about; they shall feed everyone in his place.
4 Prepare you war against her; arise, and let us go up at noon. Woe unto us! for the day goes away [the light, understanding and life], for the shadows of the evening are stretched out [the darkness, ignorance and death].
5 Arise, and let us go by night, and let us destroy her palaces.
6 For thus has the LORD of hosts said, Hew you down trees, and cast a mount against Jerusalem: this is the city to be visited [paqad – in this appointed time, when He sends their king, who is a man of war, against the oppressors in our midst]; she is wholly oppression in the midst of her.
7 As a fountain casts out her waters, so she casts out her wickedness [in her words]: violence and spoil is heard in her; before me continually is grief and wounds.
8 Be you instructed, O Jerusalem, lest my soul depart from you; lest I make you desolate, a land not inhabited.
9 Thus says the LORD of hosts, They shall thoroughly glean the remnant of Israel as a vine: turn back your hand as a grape-gatherer into the baskets.
10 To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear? behold, their ear is uncircumcised [is closed, only hearing these word as from flesh], and they cannot hearken: behold, the word of the LORD is unto them a reproach; they have no delight in it.
11 Therefore I am full of the fury of the LORD; I am weary with holding in: I will pour it out upon the children abroad, and upon the assembly of young men together: for even the husband with the wife shall be taken, the aged with him that is full of days.
12 And their houses shall be turned unto others, with their fields and wives together: for I will stretch out my hand upon the inhabitants of the land, says the LORD.
13 For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one deals falsely.
14 They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace [those in your midst are at war with you, seeking to destroy nation and culture].
15 Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that fall: at the time that I visit [paqad – in this appointed time] them they shall be cast down, says the LORD.
16 Thus says the LORD, Stand you in the ways [derek – in My way to understanding and life], and see, and ask for the old paths [nathiyb], where is the good way [derek], and walk therein, and you shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.
17 Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken.
18 Therefore hear, you nations, and know, O congregation, what is among them.
19 Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not hearkened unto my words, nor to my law, but rejected it.

Psalms 142
1 I cried unto the LORD with my voice; with my voice unto the LORD did I make my supplication.
2 I poured out my complaint before him; I showed before him my trouble [tsarah – tribulation].
3 When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then you knew my path [nathiyb – leading to the house of darkness]. In the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a snare for me.
4 I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul [to lead me out of darkness and death].
5 I cried unto you, O LORD: I said, You are my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.
6 Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.
7 Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise your name: the righteous shall compass me about; for you shall deal bountifully with me.

Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.

Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.

As we know, the above, 1 Samuel 16:13, is speaking of David’s initial (Samuel) anointing, which is over 21 years before he took his place reigning over all Israel. This latter reign comes after two additional anointings, first by the men of Judah and then by the elders of Israel, thereby uniting the kingdom as One Body.

The pattern presented begins with the title’s mention of Samuel (speaking of the abeyance) rising and going to Ramah. The name Samuel tells us he is one who hears God, and going up to Ramah speaks of a habitation in the hill country of Ephraim (God’s people at large in this generation), and Samuel’s (those who hear and act on what they hear from God) birthplace and hometown.

FYI: the name Samuel, when the Hebrew is transliterated into English, is Shmuw’el. The “shmuw,” part is as in shmuw’ah, meaning and rendered, report, doctrine, and rumor (herd from Jehovah {the ‘ah part}).

The mention of Ramah refers us to its appearing in Jeremiah 31:15, speaking of a voice heard there, of Rachel (mother of Joseph, and grandmother of Ephraim) weeping for her children, because are not yet born. The passage goes on the tell of this birth as when Ephraim is corrected by the LORD, repents, and returns to Him. After this, we are told of the children’s teeth not set on edge (made crooked) because the parents ate sour grapes, meaning they are not held responsible for the sins of their parents (falling away from God and His truth {ways and ideas}).

These aspects, past sins remember no more, how relate to the report from Jehovah, sound doctrine and the rumor of His presence manifested in them, are summarized as the LORD tells of the New Covenant (new creation of heaven, earth, and man). It is when He puts His ways and ideas into our mind, overwriting past errors, and when all will know Him (by recognizing His mercy, truth, and grace, all as promised to Abraham and David, through His love, agape, charity, shined through Christ: the One anointed).

As we’ve seen, this anointing, the final step in uniting God’s people into ONE BODY, is spoken of in Isaiah 10:27, when the burden is destroyed because of it, when Ramah is afraid (when they hear the rumor from the LORD, that He is sitting in judgment).

Jeremiah 49
7 Concerning Edom [the enemies mixed among us, who are at war with us, to destroy our inheritance and culture], thus says the LORD of hosts [who is a man of war]; Is wisdom no more in Teman [among the so-called experts, the wise men of this world]? is counsel perished from the prudent? is their wisdom vanished?
8 Flee you, turn back, dwell deep [as did Midian from the sword of the LORD], O inhabitants of Dedan [this final judgment]; for I will bring the calamity [‘eyd] of Esau [spoken of in Ezekiel 35:5 below] upon him, the time that I will visit [paqad – in this appointed time] him.
9 If grape-gatherers come to you, would they not leave some gleaning grapes? if thieves by night, they will destroy till they have enough [but you take until all is consumed].
10 But I have made Esau bare, I have uncovered his secret places [that he is a communist and destroyer of nations], and he shall not be able to hide himself: his seed is spoiled, and his brethren, and his neighbors, and he is not.
11 Leave your fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let your widows trust in me.
12 For thus says the LORD; Behold, they whose judgment was not to drink of the cup have assuredly drunken; and are you he that shall altogether go unpunished? you shall not go unpunished, but you shall surely drink of it.
13 For I have sworn by myself, says the LORD, that Bozrah [your flock] shall become a desolation, a reproach, a waste, and a curse; and all the cities thereof shall be perpetual wastes.
14 I have heard a rumor [shmuw’ah] from the LORD, and an ambassador [triyr – a faithful messenger who is bound to give this report as he received it from Me] is sent unto the heathen, saying, Gather you together, and come against her, and rise up to the battle.
15 For, lo, I will make you small among the heathen, and despised among men.
16 Your terribleness has deceived you, and the pride of your heart, O you that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that holds the height of the hill [the seats of power in Ramah]: though you shouldest make your nest as high as the eagle, I will bring you down from thence, says the LORD.
17 Also Edom shall be a desolation: every one that goes by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss at [draw attention to] all the plagues thereof.
18 As in the overthrow of Sodom [flame] and Gomorrah [ruin] and the neighbor cities thereof, says the LORD, no man shall abide there, neither shall a son of man dwell in it.
19 Behold, he [the LORD] shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan [against the words of men, which have carried all the world in a descent into death] against the habitation of the strong: but I will suddenly make him [the strong in power] run away from her: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint [paqad – as king, when I visit in this appointed time] over her? for who is like me [Michael, who now stands]? and who will appoint [ya’ad – join with] me [in this] the time? and who is that [good] shepherd that will stand before me?
20 Therefore hear the counsel of the LORD, that he has taken against Edom [the enemies mixed among us destroying us, while claiming they are our brothers and at peace with us]; and his purposes [to join the war against], that he has purposed against the inhabitants of Teman [against their so-called wise men, who are ignorant evil misleaders]: Surely [I Am] the least of the flock shall draw them out: surely he shall make their habitations desolate with them.
21 The earth is moved at the noise [qowl – My voice, this report, sound doctrine, and rumor] of their fall, at the cry the noise [qowl – My words, as the sword of the LORD, and the waters as a consuming fire from heaven] thereof was heard in the Red sea [when the waters covered the oppressors who continued pursuing us, seeking to destroy us].

Ezekiel 35
1 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, set your face against mount Seir [the leaders of Esau, enemies mixed among us in power, who are devils, he-goats mislead all the world into hell – see 2 Chronicles 11:15], and prophesy against it,
3 And say unto it, Thus says the LORD God; Behold, O mount Seir, I am against you, and I will stretch out mine hand against you, and I will make you most desolate.
4 I will lay your cities waste, and you shall be desolate, and you shall know that I am the LORD.
5 Because you have had a perpetual hatred, and have shed the blood of the children of Israel by the force of the sword in the time of their calamity [‘eyd], in the time that their iniquity had an end:
6 Therefore, as I live, says the LORD God, I will prepare you unto blood, and blood shall pursue you: because you have not hated blood, even blood shall pursue you.
7 Thus will I make mount Seir most desolate, and cut off from it him that passes out and him that returns.
8 And I will fill his mountains with his slain men: in your hills, and in your valleys, and in all your rivers [whose words are against Me], shall they fall that are slain with the sword [this word from the mouth of God].
9 I will make you perpetual desolations, and your cities shall not return: and you shall know that I am the LORD.
10 Because you have said, These two nations [Judah {Israel} and Israel {the USA}] and these two countries shall be mine, and we will possess it; whereas the LORD was there:
11 Therefore, as I live, says the LORD God, I will even do according to your anger, and according to your envy which you have used out of your hatred against them; and I will make myself known among them, when I have judged you.
12 And you shall know that I am the LORD, and that I have heard all your blasphemies which you have spoken against [how you have vilified and falsely accused] the mountains of Israel, saying, They are laid desolate, they are given us to consume.
13 Thus with your mouth you have boasted against me, and have multiplied your words against me: I have heard them.
14 Thus says the LORD God; When the whole earth rejoices, I will make you desolate.
15 As you did rejoice at the inheritance of the house of Israel, because it was desolate, so will I do unto you: you shall be desolate, O mount Seir, and all Idumea [Esau], even all of it: and they shall know that I am the LORD.

Isaiah 10
1 Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed;
2 To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless!
3 And what will you do in the day of visitation [pquddah {from paqad, the vitiation in this appointed time}], and in the desolation which shall come from far? to whom will you flee for help? and where will you leave your glory?
4 Without me they shall bow down under the prisoners, and they shall fall under the slain. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
5 O Assyrian [communists], the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation.
6 I will send him against a hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets.
7 Howbeit he means not so, neither does his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a few.
8 For he says, Are not my princes altogether kings?
9 Is not Calno as Carchemish? is not Hamath as Arpad? is not Samaria as Damascus?
10 As my hand has found the kingdoms of the idols, and whose graven images did excel them of Jerusalem and of Samaria;
11 Shall I not, as I have done unto Samaria and her idols, so do to Jerusalem and her idols?
12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, that when the LORD has performed his whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will punish [paqad – visit] the fruit of the stout heart of the king of Assyria [the communists], and the glory of his high looks.
13 For he says, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have removed the bounds of the people, and have robbed their treasures, and I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man:
14 And my hand has found as a nest the riches of the people: and as one gathers eggs that are left, have I gathered all the earth; and there was none that moved the wing, or opened the mouth, or peeped.
15 Shall the axe boast itself against him that hews therewith? or shall the saw magnify itself against him that shakes it? as if the rod should shake itself against them that lift it up, or as if the staff should lift up itself, as if it were no wood.
16 Therefore shall the LORD, the LORD of hosts, send among his fat ones leanness; and under his glory he shall kindle a burning like the burning of a fire.
17 And the light of Israel shall be for a fire, and his Holy One for a flame: and it shall burn and devour his thorns and his briers [misleaders] in one day;
18 And shall consume the glory of his forest, and of his fruitful field, both soul and body: and they shall be as when a standard-bearer [nacac] faints [macac].
19 And the rest of the trees of his forest shall be few, that a child may write them.
20 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob [here using the name of all Israel {Ephraim and Judah} when they were still unknowingly wrestling with God], shall no more again stay upon him that smote them [the neglectful thorns and briers whose leadership is the root of the problem]; but shall stay upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.
21 The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God.
22 For though your people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness.
23 For the LORD God of hosts shall make a consumption, even determined, in the midst of all the land.
24 Therefore thus says the LORD God of hosts, O my people that dwell in Zion, be not afraid of the Assyrian [the communists]: he shall smite you with a rod, and shall lift up his staff against you, after the manner of Egypt.
25 For yet a very little while, and the indignation shall cease, and mine anger in their destruction.
26 And the LORD of hosts shall stir up a scourge for him according to the slaughter of Midian [those who cause endless strife among God’s people] at the rock of Oreb [whose kings trust in ignorance and darkness they’ve caused]: and as his rod was upon the sea, so shall he lift it up after the manner of Egypt [and these waters, as fire from my mouth, shall consume them, as decreed – after the anointing {machach – “until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate”} which is the final step before we rise as ONE BODY].
27 And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden [the enemies in power, communist oppressors, mixed among us] shall be taken away from off your shoulder, and his yoke from off your neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing [shemem].
28 He is come to Aiath [the heap of ruin], he is passed to Migron [the precipice]; at Michmash [where it is hidden] he has laid up [paqad – reserved for this appointed time of My vistiation] his carriages [to take the wicked out of the way]:
29 They are gone over the passage: they have taken up their lodging at Geba [the high places of power]; Ramah [the men who make themselves gods] is afraid; Gibeah of Saul [the high ones the people desire] is fled.
30 Lift up your voice, O daughter of Gallim [of these springs of living waters]: cause it to be heard unto Laish [as the roar of Lion], O poor [‘aniy – humble] Anathoth [who’ve heard the LORD].
31 Madmenah [the dunghill – BS in high places] is removed; the inhabitants of Gebim [those who’ve poisoned, polluted with dung, the well] gather themselves to flee.
32 As yet shall he remain at Nob [in their high places] that day: he shall shake his hand against the mount of the daughter of Zion, the hill of Jerusalem.
33 Behold, the LORD, the LORD of hosts, shall lop the bough with terror: and the high ones of stature shall be hewn down [with the sword of the LORD and of Gideon {the man of War, and the hewer of the powerful}], and the haughty shall be humbled.
34 And he shall cut down the thickets of the forest with iron, and Lebanon [the so-called upright in high places, the corrupt who are pure by their own twisted and perverted definitions] shall fall by a mighty one.

1 Samuel 16
1 And the LORD said unto Samuel [Shmuw’el – those who’ve heard this word as God’s word, as it is], How long will you mourn for Saul [the one God’s people desired], seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill your horn with oil [shemem], and go, I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite [the remnant who’ve eaten this bread as God’s house]: for I have provided me a king among his sons.
2 And Samuel said, How can I go? if Saul hear it, he will kill me. And the LORD said, Take an heifer with you, and say, I am come to sacrifice to the LORD.
3 And call Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what you shall do: and you shall anoint [mashach] unto me him whom I name unto you.
4 And Samuel did that which the LORD spoke, and came to Bethlehem. And the elders of the town trembled at his coming, and said, Come you peaceably?
5 And he said, Peaceably: I am come to sacrifice unto the LORD: sanctify [cleanse so the LORD’s presence can enter among] yourselves, and come with me to the sacrifice. And he sanctified [declared them holy and pure] Jesse and his sons, and called them to the sacrifice.
6 And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on Eliab [one of the children of God’s house], and said, Surely the LORD’s anointed is before him.
7 But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD sees not as man sees; for man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.
8 Then Jesse called Abinadab [one who’s shown God’s charity], and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, Neither has the LORD chosen this.
9 Then Jesse made Shammah [one of God people who’s done wonderful things] to pass by. And he said, Neither has the LORD chosen this.
10 Again, Jesse made seven of his sons to pass before Samuel. And Samuel said unto Jesse, The LORD has not chosen these.
11 And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all your children? And he said, There remains yet the youngest, and, behold, he keeps the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither.
12 And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the LORD said, Arise, ANOINT [mashach] HIM: FOR THIS IS HE.
13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil [shemem], and anointed [mashach] him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel rose up, and went to Ramah.
14 But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him [ba’ath – made him afraid – as in Isaiah 10:24 & 27 above].
15 And Saul’s servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubles you [ba’ath – made you afraid {as of Goliath, which David wasn’t}].
16 Let our lord now command your servants, which are before you, to seek out a man, who is a cunning player on a harp: and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from God is upon you, that he shall play with his hand, and you shall be well [not fear].
17 And Saul said unto his servants, Provide me now a man that can play well, and bring him to me.
18 Then answered one of the servants, and said, Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, that is cunning in playing, and a mighty valiant man, and [like the LORD of hosts] a man of war, and prudent in matters, and a comely person, and the LORD is with him.
19 Wherefore Saul sent messengers unto Jesse, and said, Send me David your son, which is with the sheep.

Jeremiah 31
9 They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way [derek], wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.
10 Hear the word of the LORD, O you nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd does his flock.
11 For the LORD has redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of him that was stronger than he.
12 Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow together to the goodness of the LORD, for wheat, and for wine, and for oil, and for the young of the flock and of the herd: and their soul shall be as a watered garden; and they shall not sorrow any more at all.
13 Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men and old together: for I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow.
14 And I will satiate the soul of the priests with fatness, and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, says the LORD.
15 Thus says the LORD; A voice was heard in Ramah [the place of deception and betrayal], lamentation [as in Hinnom], and bitter weeping; Rachel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not [her children are not yet born again in these last days].
16 Thus says the LORD; Refrain your voice from weeping, and your eyes from tears: for your work shall be rewarded, says the LORD; and they shall come again from the land of the enemy.
17 And there is hope in your end, says the LORD, that your children shall come again to their own border.
18 I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; You have chastised me, and I was chastised [and became the Father’s born again children], as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke: turn you me, and I shall be turned; for you are the LORD my God.
19 Surely after that I was turned, I repented; and after that I was instructed [yada’ – corrected and knew], I smote upon my thigh: I was ashamed, yea, even confounded, because I did bear the reproach of my youth.
20 Is Ephraim [God’s people in this generation – Rachel’s grandchildren] my dear son? is he a pleasant child? for since I spoke against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore my bowels are troubled for him; I will surely have mercy upon him, says the LORD.
21 Set you up waymarks [to show the way], make you high heaps: set your heart toward the highway, even the way [derek] which you went: turn again, O virgin of Israel, turn again to these your cities.
22 How long will you go about, O you backsliding daughter? for the LORD has created a new thing in the earth, A woman shall compass a man.
23 Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; As yet they shall use this speech in the land of Judah and in the cities thereof, when I shall bring again their captivity; The LORD bless you, O habitation of justice, and mountain of holiness.
24 And there shall dwell in Judah itself, and in all the cities thereof together, husbandmen, and they that go forth with flocks.
25 For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul.
26 Upon this I awaked, and beheld; and my sleep was sweet unto me.
27 Behold, the days come, says the LORD, that I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man, and with the seed of beast.
28 And it shall come to pass, that like as I have watched over them, to pluck up, and to break down, and to throw down, and to destroy, and to afflict; so will I watch over them, to build, and to plant, says the LORD.
29 In those days they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children’s teeth are set on edge.
30 But every one shall die for his own iniquity: every man that eateth the sour grape, his teeth shall be set on edge.
31 Behold, the days come, says the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:
32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was a husband unto them, says the LORD:
33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, says the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, says the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
35 Thus says the LORD, which gives the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is his name:
36 If those ordinances depart from before me, says the LORD, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me forever.
37 Thus says the LORD; If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, says the LORD.
38 Behold, the days come, says the LORD, that the city shall be built to the LORD from the tower [Migdal – watchtower, where things coming in the distance are seen] of Hananeel [what is seen in the field of Hanameel] unto the gate of the corner [pinnah – the foundation stone the LORD sends, creating all things new].
39 And the measuring line [the assessment of the condition of the old] shall yet go forth over against it upon the hill Gareb [and their wounds I will heal], and shall compass about to Goath [when they humble themselves].
40 And the whole valley of the dead bodies, and of the ashes, and all the fields unto the brook of Kidron [dead by their own words and ignorance], unto the corner [pinnah – the return to the foundation stone] of the horse [when their strength returns] gate toward the east [at the understanding he gives – as the light of a new day], shall be holy unto the LORD; it shall not be plucked up, nor thrown down any more forever.

Friends, John 15
14 You are my friends, if you do whatsoever I command you.
15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knows not what his lord does: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
16 You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever you shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
17 These things I command you, that you love one another.
18 If the world hates you, you know that it hated me before it hated you.
19 If you were of the world, the world would love his own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world; therefore, the world hates you.
20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me.
22 If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin.
23 He that hates me hates my Father also.
24 If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.
25 But this comes to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.
26 But when the Comforter [the LORD unknow, leading us into all truth] is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceed from the Father, he shall testify of me:
27 And you also shall bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning.

In the context of the previous post and our examination of the word haptomai, John 15 above begins with the LORD speaking of our joining with Him in His work, like branched of righteousness yoked to Him and bringing forth much fruit. When He above says we will receive anything we pray for in His name, He speaks of His name Jesus meaning Jehovah’s Salvation Personified in the flesh. This is the mission, and the method is by one unified message coming from the one vine. I am the vine, you are the branches: He that abides in me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing.

In this light, Paul used the word haptomai, in 2 Corinthians 6:17, as He quotes Isaiah 52:11, where the Hebrew word rendered “touch” is naga’. As we know, these passages are meant to be understood together, speaking of the LORD’s salvation as His arm revealed before all the eyes world, when we come out from among those, who (like Saul) refuse to follow the LORD’s leading, and ignore His commandment to not “touch” (join with) unclean things.

2 Corinthians 6
1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that you receive not the grace of God in vain.
2 (For he says, I have heard you in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I rescued you: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)
3 Giving no offense in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:
4 But in all things approving ourselves [waiting for the LORD to prove us] as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,
5 In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in watching, in fasting;
6 By pureness, by knowledge, by long suffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost [the work of the LORD in us unknown until His arm is revealed as the One speaking and doing the work], by love unfeigned [agape – charity without dissimulation or hypocrisy],
7 By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armor of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,
8 By honor and dishonor, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true;
9 As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;
10 As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
11 O you Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged [our understanding become apparent at this time, when the LORD reveal His arm in us working and long-suffering].
12 You are not straitened [restricted] in us, but you are straitened in your own bowels [you are restricted by ideas and ways you’ve joined with].
13 Now for a recompense in the same, (I speak as unto my children,) be you also enlarged [join us as we’ve joined the LORD, yoked with Him in His unfeigned work].
14 Be you not unequally yoked together with unbelievers [who refuse to accept this word as the LORD speaking]: for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion has light [understanding] with darkness [ignorance]?
15 And what concord has Christ with Belial [with the idol this world puts in God’s place]? or what part has he that believes with an infidel [with those who’ve been unfaithful to the LORD, and have joined with the gods of this world, men who’ve blinded it]?
16 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols [men who put themselves in God’s place]? for you are the temple of the living God; as God has said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be you separate, says the LORD, and touch not [haptomai – be not joined with] the unclean thing; and I will receive you.
18 And will be a Father unto you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, says the LORD Almighty.

Isaiah 52
6 Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that day that I am he that does speak: behold, it is I.
7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publishes peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publishes salvation; that says unto Zion, Your God reigns!
8 Your watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye [see as He sees], when the LORD shall bring again Zion.
9 Break forth into joy, sing together, you waste places of Jerusalem: for the LORD has comforted [led into all truth] his people, he has redeemed Jerusalem.
10 The LORD has made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.
11 Depart you, depart you, go you out from thence, touch [naga’] no unclean thing; go you out of the midst of her; be you clean, that bear the vessels of the LORD.
12 For you shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight: for the LORD will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your reward.
13 Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.
14 As many were astonished at you; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:
15 So shall he sprinkle [nazar – as the cleansing in Leviticus 14:7, the living bird dipped in the blood and water of the LORD’s sacrifice, yoked by His Spirit in the same work] many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.

Isaiah 53
1 Who has believed our report [shmuw’ah – who has received, heard, the word of Jehovah as Him speaking]? and to whom is [to those who have received Him] 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 [into the world where His word hasn’t been heard]: 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 [hid from His presence]; he was despised, and we esteemed him not [gave Him not the honor due Him].
4 Surely he has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken [naga’ – touched by God, joined as One with Him in His work], smitten of God, and afflicted.
5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement [correction] of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed [rapha’ – cured].
6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way [derek]; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Friends, the following, with additions in [[ ]], is from the post of 2 February 2020. It foretold the coming corona, the LORD’s crown of thorns, the mocking of the misleaders in power, who by their resistance and its accompanying mass delusion, have destroyed themselves.

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 understand 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 have led them to falsely accuse and attack us (God’s people). They feed their lies and false accusations to the main stream 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 [[tsarah – the tribulation, the appointed time of Jacob’s trouble]].
13 You should not have entered into the gate of my people in the day of their calamity [[‘eyd]]; yea, you should not have looked on their affliction in the day of their calamity [[‘eyd]], nor have laid hands on their substance in the day of their calamity [[‘eyd]];
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 [[tsarah – the tribulation]].
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.

Isaiah 28
1 Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower, which are on the head of the fat [[shemem – which is the LORD’s anointing when they are brought down]] valleys of them that are overcome with wine [[and are thereby unaware of its coming]]!
2 Behold, the LORD has a mighty and strong one, which as a tempest of hail and a destroying storm, as a flood of mighty waters overflowing [see verse 21 below], shall cast down to the earth with the hand.
3 The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, shall be trodden under feet:
4 And the glorious beauty, which is on the head of the fat [[shemem – when their mocking proclaims the King, when they are brought down by their own ignorance]] valley, shall be a fading flower, and as the hasty fruit before the summer; which when he that looks upon it sees, while it is yet in his hand he eats it up.
5 In that day shall the LORD of hosts be for a crown of glory, and for a diadem [tsphiyrah – a crown] of beauty, unto the residue of his people,
6 And for a spirit of judgment to him that sits in judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate.
7 But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.
8 For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place clean.
9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine [shmuw’ah – the report, teaching, the rumor of Ezekiel 7:26 below]? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts [[who now draw from the Ancient of days]].
10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:
11 For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.
12 To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith you may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.
13 But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.
14 Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, you scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.
15 Because you have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
16 Therefore thus says the LORD GOD [‘ADONAY YHOVIH], Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believes shall not make haste.
17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.
18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then you shall be trodden down by it.
19 From the time that it goes forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report [shmuw’ah – the sound doctrine, teaching, the rumor of Ezekiel 7:26 below].
20 For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it: and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it.
21 For the LORD shall rise up as in mount Perazim [2 Samuel 5:20 – as water from His throne, breaking forth upon His enemies], he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon [Joshua 10:10 & 11 – His word reserved {frozen} in heaven, sent as great hailstones upon the wicked], that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act.
22 Now therefore be you not mockers, lest your bands be made strong: for I have heard from the LORD GOD [‘ADONAY YHOVIH] of hosts a consumption [kalah – a full end, as in Daniel 9:27], even determined upon the whole earth.
23 Give you ear, and hear my voice; hearken, and hear my speech.

Ezekiel 7
1 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Also, you son of man, thus says the LORD GOD [‘ADONAY YHOVIH] unto the land of Israel; An end, the end is come upon the four corners of the land.
3 Now is the end come upon you, and I will send mine anger upon you, and will judge you according to your ways, and will recompense upon you all your abominations.
4 And mine eye shall not spare you, neither will I have pity: but I will recompense your ways upon you, and your abominations shall be in the midst of you: and you shall know that I am the LORD.
5 Thus says the LORD GOD [‘ADONAY YHOVIH]; An evil, an only evil, behold, is come.
6 An end [qets] is come, the end [qets] is come: it watches [quwts – awakens] for you; behold, it is come.
7 The morning [tsphiyrah – the crown, the crowning of the LORD’s chosen, the man of God, as was David] is come unto you, O you that dwells in the land: the time is come, the day of trouble is near, and not the sounding again of the mountains.
8 Now will I shortly pour out my fury upon you, and accomplish mine anger upon you: and I will judge you according to your ways, and will recompense you for all your abominations.
9 And mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity: I will recompense you according to your ways and your abominations that are in the midst of you; and you shall know that I am the LORD that smites.
10 Behold the day, behold, it is come: the morning [tsphiyrah – the crowning] is gone forth; the rod has blossomed, pride has budded.
11 Violence is risen up into a rod of wickedness: none of them shall remain, nor of their multitude, nor of any of theirs: neither shall there be wailing for them.
12 The time is come, the day draws [[naga’ – when the LORD joins with His people, in ONE BODY]] near: let not the buyer rejoice, nor the seller mourn: for wrath is upon all the multitude thereof.
13 For the seller shall not return to that which is sold, although they were yet alive: for the vision is touching the whole multitude thereof, which shall not return; neither shall any strengthen himself in the iniquity of his life.
14 They have blown the trumpet, even to make all ready; but none goes to the battle: for my wrath is upon all the multitude thereof.
15 The sword is without, and the pestilence and the famine within: he that is in the field shall die with the sword; and he that is in the city, famine and pestilence shall devour him.

25 Destruction comes; and they shall seek peace, and there shall be none.
26 Mischief shall come upon mischief, and rumor [shmuw’ah – teaching sound doctrine, and reporting truth] shall be upon rumor [shmuw’ah – teaching and reporting that isn’t believed, and the man of God reporting is still unknown – because of the lies and misleading of those who’ve blinded the world by drunkenness]; then shall they seek a vision of the prophet; but the law shall perish from the priest, and counsel from the ancients.
27 The king shall mourn, and the prince shall be clothed with desolation, and the hands of the people of the land shall be troubled: I will do unto them after their way, and according to their deserts will I judge them; and they shall know that I am the LORD.

Isaiah 60
1 Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon you.
2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon you, and his glory shall be seen upon you.
3 And the Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.

Psalms 2
1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
4 He that sits in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision.
5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.
7 I will declare the decree: the LORD has said unto me, You are my Son; this day have I begotten you.
8 Ask of me, and I shall give you the heathen for your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for your possession.
9 You shall break them with a rod of iron; you shall dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.
10 Be wise now therefore, O you kings: be instructed, you judges of the earth.
11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

Psalms 112 [added today]
1 Praise you the LORD. Blessed is the man that fears the LORD, that delights greatly in his commandments.
2 His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.
3 Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endures forever.
4 Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
5 A good man shows favor, and lends: he will guide his affairs with discretion.
6 Surely he shall not be moved forever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.
7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings [shmuw’ah – when the LORD pronounces judgment against the evil]: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.
8 His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he sees his desire upon his enemies.
9 He has dispersed, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever; his horn shall be exalted with honor.
10 The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.

When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him; and He cast out spirits with His word, and healed all that were sick.

When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him; and He cast out spirits with His word, and healed all that were sick.

The LORD begins today telling of the deep below the surface of His words in Matthew 8, in the context of our ongoing discussion and His telling of His coming with the cure.

The title is Matthew 8:1 and the end portion of verse 16, from a chapter that begins with the LORD, by His touch, cleansing a leper. He then, by faith in His word alone, in which God’s presence is manifested, heals a centurion’s servant. He, next entering Peter’s house, again with His touch, heals Peter’s wife’s mother.

The word rendered “touched” in both the above instances is the Greek word haptomai, meaning “to attach oneself to, i.e. to touch (in many implied relations):–touch.” The word tells of those who are joined with the LORD, yoked with Him in His light burden. The word “yoke,” which the LORD uses (Matthew 11:29 & 30) when speaking of it and our learning of Him, is the six times used Greek word zugos, meaning “from the root of zeugnumi (to join, especially by a “yoke”); a coupling, i.e. (figuratively) servitude (a law or obligation); also (literally) the beam of the balance (as connecting the scales).”

These words tell of our joining with the LORD in His work, after we’ve learned of Him, and understanding His mind and way, we become one with Him in His sacrifice.

Matthew 11
25 At that time Jesus answered and said, 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.
26 Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in your sight.
27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knows the Son, but the Father; neither knows any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.
28 Come unto me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke [zugos] upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke [zugos] is easy, and my burden is light.

1 Timothy 6
1 Let as many servants as are under the yoke [zugos – joined in work, bound together with] count their own masters [despotes] worthy of all honor [time – the highest place, the price paid to purchase {Tim}], that the name of God and his doctrine [didaskalia – this teaching] be not blasphemed.
2 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of [antilambanomai – displacers of those holding God’s people down] the benefit. These things teach and exhort.
3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our LORD Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine [didaskalia – this teaching] which is according to godliness; [1 Timothy 3: 16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit {revealed in the manifestation}, seen of angels {those who become His messengers – yoked together with Him in this work of teaching}, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up {above all others, as master, King of kings, and LORD of lords} into glory.]
4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strife of words, whereof comes envy, strife, railings, evil surmising,
5 Perverse disputing of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain [of money, which they love] is godliness: from such withdraw yourself.

Matthew 8
1 When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.
2 And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, LORD, if you will, you can make me clean.
3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched [haptomai] him, saying, I will; be you clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
4 And Jesus says unto him, See you tell no man; but go your way, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
5 And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,
6 And saying, LORD, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.
7 And Jesus says unto him, I will come and heal him.
8 The centurion answered and said, LORD, I am not worthy that you shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.
9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goes; and to another, Come, and he comes; and to my servant, Do this, and he does it.
10 When Jesus heard it, he marveled [when He saw the marvelous work complete when this man of war saw Him as He is], and said to them that followed, Truly I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
11 And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.
12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness [ignorance, apart from Me]: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. [Luke 6:46 And why call you me, LORD, LORD, and do not the things which I say?]
13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go your way; and as you have believed [in Me], so be it done unto you. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.
14 And when Jesus was come into Peter’s house, he saw his wife’s mother laid, and sick of a fever.
15 And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them.
16 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:
17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.

Matthew 9
18 While he spoke these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay your hand upon her, and she shall live.
19 And Jesus arose, and followed [accompanied] him, and so did his disciples.
20 And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched [haptomai] the hem of his garment:
21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch [haptomai] his garment, I shall be whole.
22 But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; your faith [in Me] has made you whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.
23 And when Jesus came into the ruler’s house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise [thorubeo – in tumult, because they are joined with others’ ways and ideas – see Zechariah 14:12 & 13 in the previous post],
24 He said unto them, Give place [be displaced]: for the maid [the handmaid who is heir to her mistress {to displace the status quo}] is not dead, but sleeps. And they laughed him to scorn.
25 But when the people were put forth [the house was emptied and cleansed, so the LORD can enter], he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose [egeiro – from sleep and death].
26 And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land.
27 And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, You son of David, have mercy on us.
28 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus said unto them, Believe you that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, LORD.
29 Then touched [haptomai] he their eyes, saying, According to your faith [in Me] be it unto you.
30 And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.
31 But they, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame in all that country.
32 As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil.
33 And when the devil [misleaders] was cast out [taken out of the way], the dumb spoke: and the multitudes marveled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel.
34 But the Pharisees said, He casts out devils through the prince of the devils.
35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
37 Then says he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few;
38 Pray you therefore the LORD of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest.

Matthew 17
17 And after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and brought them up into a high mountain apart,
2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun [His presence as the new day], and his raiment was white as the light [understanding].
3 And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elijah talking with him.
4 Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, LORD, it is good for us to be here: if you will, let us make here three tabernacles; one for you, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.
5 While he yet spoke, behold, a bright cloud [of understanding] overshadowed them: and behold a voice [of understanding] out of the cloud, which said, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear you him.”
6 And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.
7 And Jesus came and touched [haptomai] them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid.
8 And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only.
9 And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead.
10 And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then say the scribes that Elijah must first come?
11 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elijah truly shall first come, and restore all things.
12 But I say unto you, That Elijah [God is Jehovah, in the flesh, in His messenger] is come already, and they knew him not [as the LORD through him worked and spoke], but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them.

In Matthew 8:4, when the LORD tells the leper to show himself to the priest, He refers us to Leviticus 14. There He speaks of the offering for the cleansed leper, in words describing our joining with the LORD in this sacrifice at His return from heaven to earth.

Leviticus 14
1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses, saying,
2 This shall be the law of the leper [tsara’ – remember, the word telling of Jacob’s “trouble,” the tribulation, when all flesh is under threat of destruction, is tsarah] in the day of his cleansing [tohorah – from taher, meaning to be bright, when understanding has come]: He shall be brought unto the priest:
3 And the priest shall go forth out of the camp; and the priest shall look, and, behold, if the plague of leprosy be healed [rapha’ – cured by the Master physician] in the leper;
4 Then shall the priest command to take for him that is to be cleansed [taher – bright, understanding] two birds [tsippowr – from the word tsaphar, meaning return – in who understanding has returned from heaven to earth] alive and clean, and cedar wood, and scarlet, and hyssop:
5 And the priest shall command that one of the birds be killed in an earthen vessel [a flesh body] over running [chay – living] water:
6 As for the living [chay] bird, he shall take it, and the cedar wood, and the scarlet, and the hyssop, and shall dip them and the living [chay] bird in the blood of the bird that was killed over the running [chay] water:
7 And he shall sprinkle upon him that is to be cleansed [taher – made bright] from the leprosy [tsara’ath – brought out of tribulation into understanding and peace] seven times, and shall pronounce him clean [taher – pronounced he has the mind of Christ], and shall let the living [chay] bird [in who understand has returned to earth from heaven] loose into the open [paniym] field [sent forth into all the earth, as the LORD’s presence manifested].

The fuller understanding of this passage is realized in John’s words in 1 John 5, and in the words of Hebrews, the sprinkling that speaks better things, from heaven, shaking heaven and earth.

1 John 5
1 Whosoever believes that Jesus [Jehovah’s Salvation in the flesh] is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth [agapao – gives understanding as He has given] him that begat loveth [agapao] him also that is begotten [born by receiving the word of God freely given] of him.
2 By this we know that we love [agapao] the children of God, when we love God [agapao – give as He has given], and keep his commandments.
3 For this is the love [agape – charity] of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous [His burden is light, when we are yoked with him in His work].
4 For whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world [the words of men that cause the tribulation in it]: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith [believing the word of God, is His word and His promises].
5 Who is he that overcomes the world, but he that believes that Jesus [Jehovah’s Salvation in earthen vessels] is the Son of God?
6 This is he that came by water and blood [the LORD sacrifice’s working in our flesh], even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water [this word sent from heaven] and blood [the sacrifice to bring it]. And it is the Spirit that bears witness, because the Spirit [the LORD working in this way, unknown] is truth.
7 For there are three that bear record in heaven [the place of full understanding], the Father [Jehovah], the Word [made flesh], and the Holy Ghost [leading us into all truth, by His work bringing full understanding from heaven to earth]: and these three are one.
8 And there are three that bear [God’s] witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.
9 If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he has testified of his Son [sending me with His word].
10 He that believes on the Son of God has the witness in himself: he that believes not God has made him a liar; because he believes not the record that God gave of his Son.
11 And this is the record, that God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
12 He that has the Son has life; and he that has not the Son of God has not life.
13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may believe on the name of the Son of God.
14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
16 If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.
17 All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.
18 We know that whosoever is born of God sins not; but he that is begotten of God keep himself, and that wicked one touches [haptomai – joining with the devils in their work, is the sin unto death, when the work and word of God are known, understood, and are vilified so men can justify themselves] him not.
19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in wickedness.
20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and has given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.
21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols [who put themselves in God’s place]. Amen.

Below are portions from the post of 15 December 2021:

Malachi 3
1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the LORD, whom you seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom you delight in: behold, he shall come, says the LORD of hosts.
2 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appears? for he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap:
3 And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.
4 Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the LORD, as in the days of old, and as in former years.
5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, says the LORD of hosts.
6 For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore you sons of Jacob are not consumed.
7 Even from the days of your fathers you are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, says the LORD of hosts. But you said, Wherein shall we return?

When the above speaks of the way (derek) “prepared” by the messenger, it is the Hebrew word panah, meaning “to turn; by implication, to face, i.e. appear, look.” In the verse, what appears (eventually realized through understanding) is the LORD in the messenger, His presence (work) not only proving (declaring) His son and king, but also His high priest.

Malachi 2
1 And now, O you priests, this commandment is for you.
2 If you will not hear, and if you will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, says the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because you do not lay it to heart.
3 Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts; and one shall take you away with it.
4 And you shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you, that my covenant might be with Levi, says the LORD of hosts.
5 My covenant was with him of life and peace; and I gave them to him for the fear wherewith he feared me, and was afraid before [paniym] my name [in My presence].
6 The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and equity, and did turn many away from iniquity.
7 For the priest’s lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek [baqash] the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.
8 But you are departed out of the way [derek – My way]; you have caused many to stumble at the law; you have corrupted the covenant of Levi, says the LORD of hosts.
9 Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as you have not kept my ways [derek], but have been partial in the law.

The words rendered “partial” are nasa’ paniym, meaning these priests have lifted the presence (person) of others, in the law, meaning they have perverted judgment: applying it differently depending on the person. (Suffer with me while I preach, as a priest should, adding context: most of the churches of the day are filled with people who vote for government (men in them) whose WAYS are antichrist, while they claim they are following CHRIST. They, by proxy, KILL innocent human children calling it choice, STEAL from their neighbors calling taxation after COVETING what they have calling it social justice, oppress their neighbors BEARING FALSE WITNESS it is a pandemic emergency, to name a few. Their priests say nothing, and in their acquiescence, they pervert judgment, disturb the peace of the nation, and elevate (nasa’) the wicked into power. For this, the nation is cursed with a curse of its own making, the consequence of devolutionary (primitive and uncivilized) acts known to produce the outcomes they have.)

Malachi 3
8 Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed me. But you say, Wherein have we robbed you? In tithes and offerings.
9 You are cursed with a curse: for you have robbed me, even this whole nation.
10 Bring you all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, says the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, says the LORD of hosts.
12 And all nations shall call you blessed: for you shall be a delightsome land, says the LORD of hosts.
13 Your words have been stout against me, says the LORD. Yet you say, What have we spoken so much against you?
14 You have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinance [you shall not kill, steal, covet, or bear false witness], and that we have walked mournfully before the LORD of hosts?
15 And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are set up [elevated into power]; yea, they that tempt God are even delivered.
16 Then they that feared the LORD spoke often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.
17 And they shall be mine, says the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spares his own son that serves him.
18 Then shall you return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serves God and him that serves him not.

Malachi 4
1 For, behold, the day comes, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that comes shall burn them up, says the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun [the understanding of a new day] of righteousness arise with healing in his wings [Matthew 23:37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that kill the prophets, and stone them which are sent unto you, how often would I have gathered your children together, even as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings {to protect and teach}, and you would not! 38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate {because you reject this protection and teaching}. 39 For I say unto you, You shall not see [not understand, because of your rejection] me henceforth, till you shall say, “Blessed is he that comes in the name of the LORD.”]; and you shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
3 And you shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, says the LORD of hosts.
4 Remember you the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb [when I untaught you the ways of oppression and taught you My WAY] for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.
5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

Psalms 118
12 They [the wicked in church and state] compassed me about like bees: they are quenched as the fire of thorns [misleaders]: for in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.
13 You have thrust sore at me that I might fall: but the LORD helped me.
14 The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.
15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the LORD does valiantly.
16 The right hand of the LORD is exalted: the right hand of the LORD does valiantly.
17 I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.
18 The LORD has chastened me sore: but he has not given me over unto death.
19 Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the LORD:
20 This gate of the LORD, into which the righteous shall enter.
21 I will praise you: for you have heard me, and are become my salvation.
22 The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner [pinnah – gonia].
23 This is the LORD’s doing; it is marvelous in [opening] our eyes [and healing us].
24 This is the day which the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
25 Save now [Hosanna], I beseech you, O LORD: O LORD, I beseech you, send now prosperity.
26 Blessed be he that comes in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD.

Ezekiel 43
1 Afterward he brought me to the gate [sha’ar], even the gate that looks [baqash – seeking the Sun rising] toward [derek – the way] the east:
2 And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way [derek] of the east [the LORD’s coming is in the WAY of the Sun rising]: and his voice was like a noise of many waters [this word of God from heaven]: and the earth shined [was given understanding] with his glory.
3 And it was according to the appearance of the vision which I saw, even according to the vision that I saw when I came to destroy the city: and the visions were like the vision that I saw by the river Chebar [far off – this time]; and I fell upon my face.
4 And the glory of the LORD came into the house [suddenly] by the way [derek] of the gate [sha’ar] whose prospect is toward [derek] the east [His way is to come as the Sun rising].
5 So the spirit took me up, and brought me into the inner court; and, behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house.
6 And I heard him speaking unto me out of the house; and the man [I Am] stood by me.
7 And he said unto me, Son of man, the place of my throne, and the place of the soles of my feet, where I will dwell in the midst of the children of Israel forever, and my holy name, shall the house of Israel no more defile, neither they, nor their kings, by their whoredom [those who’ve left Me], nor by the carcasses of their kings [the dead] in their high places.
8 In their setting of their threshold [their gate, their open mouths holding My people in hell] by my thresholds [My way, entering My kingdom], and their post by my posts, and the wall [lies upon lies] between me and them, they have even defiled my holy name by their abominations [the lies they’ve put in My place] that they have committed: wherefore I have [with My fire] consumed them in mine anger.
9 Now let them put away their whoredom, and the carcasses of their kings [the dead who rule over you in death, holding you down {katecho}, who will until they are taken out of the way {mesos – out of your midst}], far from me, and I will dwell in the midst of them forever.

Job 33
2 Behold, now I have opened my mouth [in the way of God, the gate of His righteousness, opened as His messenger, His presence in His son, king, and chief priest in the order of Melchisedec], my tongue has spoken in my mouth.
3 My words shall be of the uprightness of my heart: and my lips shall utter knowledge clearly.
4 The spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty has given me life.
5 If you can answer me, set your words in order before me, stand up.
6 Behold, I am according to your wish in God’s stead: I also am formed out of the clay.
7 Behold, my terror shall not make you afraid, neither shall my hand be heavy upon you.
8 Surely you have spoken in mine hearing, and I have heard the voice of your words, saying,
9 I am clean without transgression, I am innocent; neither is there iniquity in me.
10 Behold, he finds occasions against me, he counts me for his enemy,
11 He puts my feet in the stocks, he marks all my paths.
12 Behold, in this you are not just: I will answer you, that God is greater than man.
13 Why do you strive against him? for he gives not account of any of his matters.
14 For God speaks once, yea twice, yet man perceives it not [because He is veiled in a flesh man].
15 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls upon men, in slumbering upon the bed;
16 Then he opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction,
17 That he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man.
18 He keeps back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.
19 He is chastened also with pain upon his bed, and the multitude of his bones with strong pain:
20 So that his life abhors bread, and his soul dainty meat.
21 His flesh is consumed away, that it cannot be seen; and his bones that were not seen stick out.
22 Yea, his soul draws near unto the grave, and his life to the destroyers.
23 If there be a messenger [mal’ak] with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to show unto man his uprightness:
24 Then he is gracious unto him, and says, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom.
25 His flesh shall be fresher than a child’s: he shall return to the days of his youth:
26 He shall pray unto God, and he will be favorable unto him: and he shall see his face with joy: for he will render unto man his righteousness.
27 He looks upon men, and if any say, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not;
28 He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light.
29 Lo, all these things worketh God oftentimes with man,
30 To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light [understanding] of the living.

Deuteronomy 18
18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto you [Moses], and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command [tsavah – charge] 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 [tsavah – charge] 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.

Hebrews 1
1 God, who at sundry times and in diverse manners [in many seeming unconnected parts] spoke in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
2 Has in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he has appointed heir of all things [to bring these parts in one message of Salvation], by whom also he made the worlds;
3 Who being the brightness [understanding] of his glory, and the express image of his person [manifested in me], and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high:
4 Being made so much better than the angels [also a king, teacher, priest, and a man of war, and much more], as he has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, You are my Son, this day have I begotten you? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?
6 And again, when he brings in the first-begotten into the world, he says, And let all the angels [messengers] of God worship him.
7 And of the angels he says, Who makes his angels [mal’ak – His messengers in who He manifests His presence] spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.
8 But unto the Son he says, Your throne, O God, is forever and ever: a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of your kingdom.
9 You have loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows.
10 And, You, LORD, in the beginning have laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of your hands:
11 They shall perish; but you remains; and they all shall wax old as does a garment;
12 And as a vesture shall you fold them up, and they shall be changed: but you are the same, and your years shall not fail.
13 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool?
14 Are they not all ministering spirits [as in verse 7 above, messengers in who He manifests His presence], sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

Hebrews 2
1 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.
2 For if the word spoken by angels [those sent with messages they may not have fully understood] was steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward;
3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the LORD, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;
4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?

Hebrews 12
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 [from the place of full understanding]:
26 Whose voice then shook [saleuo] the earth: but now he has promised, saying, Yet once more I shake [seio] not the earth only, but also heaven.
27 And this word, Yet once more, signifies the removing of those things that are shaken [saleuo], as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken [saleuo] 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.

Hebrews 13
5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as you have: for he has said, I will never leave you, nor forsake you.
6 So that we may boldly say, The LORD is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.
8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.
9 Be not carried about with [the winds of] divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.

Psalms 91
1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
3 Surely he shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence [the lies that are the COVID HOAX].
4 He shall cover you with his feathers, and under his wings shall you trust: his truth shall be your shield and buckler.
5 You shall not be afraid for the terror by night [the irrational fear that comes with ignorance]; nor for the arrow that flies by day [the false accusations that come against the truth];
6 Nor for the pestilence [the COVID HOAX] that walks in darkness [that only continues because of ignorance]; nor for the destruction that wastes at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you.
8 Only with your eyes shall you behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because you have made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the Most High, your habitation;
10 There shall no evil befall you, neither shall any plague come nigh your dwelling.
11 For he shall give his angels [mal’ak – the messenger He sends, in who He manifests His presence at His will] charge [tsavah] over you, to keep you in all your ways [derek].
12 They shall bear you up in their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone [and stumble in the way].
13 You shall tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shall you trample under feet.
14 Because he has set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he has known my name.
15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honor him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation

For thus says the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, says the LORD of hosts.

For thus says the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, says the LORD of hosts.

Psalms 2
1 Why do the heathen [gowy – the “nations” in the title] rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
4 He that sits in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision.
5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.
7 I will declare the decree: the LORD has said unto me, You are my Son; this day have I begotten you.
8 Ask of me [the “desire”], and I shall give you the heathen [gowy – the masses who don’t know God] for your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for your possession.
9 You shall break them with a rod of iron; you shall dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.
10 Be wise now therefore, O you kings: be instructed, you judges of the earth.
11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

The house, in the title, is the same the LORD speaks of earlier, in Haggai 2:3, asking His people, as now, “Who is left among you that saw this house in her first glory? and how do you see it now? is it not in your eyes in comparison of it as nothing?”

He is speaking of His house, His people as His ONE BODY, which He says in the title verses (Haggai 2:6 & 7) He is going to fill with His glory. As we know, this comes by shaking, which He further describes there in the places He says He shakes and elsewhere says it’s to remove the wicked from them.

In Haggai, He describes the new crop of leaders He has awakened, raised out of confusion, and, with the residue of His faithful people, to who He is speaking. It’s in them He’s risen and is shaking His nation back to life from its now dead state.

The name Haggai is from the Hebrew word chag, meaning He is the sacrifice, from where God’s word flows, in the feast He’s kept. It (the word of God) is the source of the shaking, which is, in Zechariah 14:13, the “great tumult” from the LORD, by which His people war. In this shaking, the words, ideas, and works of the former crop of leaders melt away while they stand against it (God’s word). The event is the Feast (chag) of Tabernacles when God calls His people to leave the corrupt houses while cleansed so He can enter.

Zechariah 14
1 Behold, the day of the LORD comes, and your spoil shall be divided in the midst of you.
2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.
4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west [hafl toward the sunrise of the New creation and half toward the sunset, the end of the old and corrupt], and there shall be a very great valley [when the mighty are humbled]; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north [into ignorance, the darkness they choose because their deeds are evil], and half of it toward the south [to God’s right hand, His strength that comes with His understanding].
5 And you shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal [when you are separated from the high places, by this reserved word of God]: yea, you shall flee [from these misleaders, who are under the LORD’s feet, as His footstool], like as you fled from before the earthquake [when the wicked are shaken from the new heaven and earth] in the days of Uzziah [shaken by Jehovah’s strenth, His understand come] king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with you [See Jude 1 and Enoch’s foretelling this].
6 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light [understanding] shall not be clear [shall not be realized], nor dark [even though it’s no longer hidden in ignorance]:
7 But it shall be one day [when the time is reached {NOW} when God’s people must rise to preach and teach the word He has given us – How is it that you wise men know not the the day of the LORD’s presence? Is it because you are not His, and therefore cannot hear His voice?] which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light [when the light has almost completely left, understanding shall come {comprehended not}, as darkness falls complete in the now mass delusion].
8 And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem [this word of God from His people]; half of them toward the former sea [the last generation of the old corrupt world], and half of them toward the hinder sea [the new generation in this new heaven and earth, wherein dwells righteousness]: in summer and in winter [to the zealous and the sleeping] shall it be.
9 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be ONE LORD, and his name ONE.
10 All the land shall be turned as a plain from Geba to Rimmon [when the high places of those who think they are the upright fruit, are humbled] south of Jerusalem: and it shall be lifted up, and inhabited in her place, from Benjamin’s gate [when entering they become the right hand of God] unto the place of the first gate [with Judah the elect remnant], unto the corner gate, and from the tower of Hananeel unto the king’s winepresses [who God has shown favor, whose positions are their advantage and strength, who receive His grace and mercy in this judgment].
11 And men shall dwell in it, and there shall be no more utter destruction; but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited.
12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their [works of the] flesh shall consume [maqaq – melt away in the fire they’ve caused] away while they stand upon their feet [are risen in the flesh], and their eyes [what they’ve seen, their corrupt understanding] shall consume [maqaq – shall melt] away in their holes, and their tongue [their word they have exalted above God’s, with which they misled and destroyed the world] shall consume [maqaq – shall melt] away in their mouth.
13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbor, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbor.
14 And Judah also shall fight at Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the heathen round about shall be gathered together, gold, and silver, and apparel, in great abundance.
15 And so shall be the plague of the horse, of the mule, of the camel, and of the ass, and of all the beasts that shall be in these tents, as this plague.
16 And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles [leaving their houses to dwell in Him].
17 And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families [separated from the misleaders, the dead who’ve been their kings] of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the [ONE] King, the LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.
18 And if the family of Egypt [the separated families who were oppressed by their misleaders] go not up, and come not, that have no rain [no word of God, the light, understanding that only come from Him, which only brings life again in the earth]; there shall be the plague, wherewith the LORD will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.
19 This shall be the punishment of Egypt [the oppressors], and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles.
20 In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses [ringing out from the strong], Holiness Unto The LORD; and the pots in the LORD’s house shall be like the bowls before the altar [filled with the blood of His sacrifice].
21 Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the LORD of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein: and in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite [those zealous against the living God and His children] in the house of the LORD of hosts [who is a man of war].

Haggai 2
1 In the seventh month [in the perfect time], in the one and twentieth day of the month, came the word of the LORD by the prophet Haggai, saying,
2 Speak now to Zerubbabel [those born again by coming out of confusion] the son of Shealtiel [for which they asked God], governor of Judah, and to Joshua [the cleansed priesthood, the body of Jesus, Jehovah’s Salvation personified] the son of Josedech [who are Jehovah’s righteousness], the high priest, and to the residue of the people, saying,
3 Who is left among you that saw this house in her first glory? and how do you see it now? is it not in your eyes in comparison of it as nothing?
4 Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, says the LORD; and be strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech, the high priest; and be strong, all you people of the land, says the LORD, and work: for I am with you, says the LORD of hosts:
5 According to the word that I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt, so my spirit remains among you: fear you not.
6 For thus says the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens [the corrupted understanding covering all the world in darkness], and the earth [this generation], and the sea [all the nations and people], and the dry land [where My word is not heard];
7 And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory [My presence in My People], says the LORD of hosts [who is a man of war].
8 The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, says the LORD of hosts.
9 The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, says the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, says the LORD of hosts.
10 In the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet, saying,
11 Thus says the LORD of hosts; Ask now the priests concerning the law, saying,
12 If one bear holy flesh in the skirt of his garment, and with his skirt do touch bread, or pottage, or wine, or oil, or any meat, shall it be holy? And the priests answered and said, No.
13 Then said Haggai, If one that is unclean by a dead body touch any of these, shall it be unclean? And the priests answered and said, It shall be unclean.
14 Then answered Haggai, and said, So is this people, and so is this nation before me, says the LORD; and so is every work of their hands; and that which they offer there is unclean.
15 And now, I pray you, consider from this day and upward, from before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of the LORD:
16 Since those days were, when one came to a heap of twenty measures, there were but ten: when one came to the press-fat for to draw out fifty vessels out of the press, there were but twenty.
17 I smote you with blasting and with mildew and with hail in all the labors of your hands; yet you turned not to me, says the LORD.
18 Consider now from this day and upward, from the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, even from the day that the foundation of the LORD’s temple was laid, consider it.
19 Is the seed yet in the barn? yea, as yet the vine, and the fig tree, and the pomegranate, and the olive tree, has not brought forth: from this day will I bless you.
20 And again the word of the LORD came unto Haggai in the four and twentieth day of the month, saying,
21 Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I will shake the heavens and the earth;
22 And I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms [of the wicked], and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen; and I will overthrow the chariots, and those that ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother.
23 In that day, says the LORD of hosts, will I take you, O Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, says the LORD, and will make you as a signet [chowtham – My signature pressed into the earth]: for I have chosen you, says the LORD of hosts.

Psalms 71
1 In you, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.
2 Deliver me in your righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline your ear unto me, and save me.
3 Be you my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: you have given commandment to save me; for you are 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 you are my hope, O LORD God: you are my trust from my youth.
6 By you have I been held up from the womb: you are he that took me out of my mother’s bowels: my praise shall be continually of you.
7 I am as a wonder unto many; but you are my strong refuge.
8 Let my mouth be filled with your praise and with your honor all the day.
9 Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength fails.
10 For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together,
11 Saying, God has 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 [‘atah] with reproach and dishonor that seek my hurt.
14 But I will hope continually, and will yet praise you more and more.
15 My mouth shall show forth your righteousness and your 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 your righteousness, even of yours only.
17 O God, you have taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared your wondrous works.
18 Now also when I am old and grey-headed, O God, forsake me not; until I have shown your strength unto this generation, and your power to every one that is to come.
19 Your righteousness also, O God, is very high, who have done great things: O God, who is like unto you!
20 You, which have shown me great and sore troubles, shall quicken me again, and shall bring me up again from the depths of the earth.
21 You shall increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.
22 I will also praise you with the psaltery, even your truth, O my God: unto you will I sing with the harp, O you Holy One of Israel.
23 My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto you; and my soul, which you have redeemed.
24 My tongue also shall talk of your righteousness all the day long: for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.

In Job 38, the LORD speaks of shaking the wicked from the ends (ending the old and creating the new) of the earth, when understanding comes as the light of the new day. He says it’s as a garment covering the earth changed, which is His signature (chowtham) into it pressed. As we know, the chapter begins with His voice heard from the whirlwind, to take away those who’ve darkened the earth by their counsel, which is without the knowledge of God. He follows by asking where these ignorant men were when He created and engineered all these things into their orderly arrangement.

Job 21
13 They [the wicked] spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave [Sheol – hell, where the dead are housed, of which they are ignorant].
14 Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of your ways [derek – His way, which is to send light, understanding, in the messenger He sends, even into hell’s darkness and there rise from death].
15 What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what profit should we have, if we pray unto [ask for understanding from] him?
16 Lo, their good is not in their hand: the counsel of the wicked is far from me.
17 How oft is the candle [the little understanding they have to guide them in the darkness] of the wicked put out! and how oft comes their destruction upon them! God distribute sorrows [letting them go their own way] in his anger.
18 They are as stubble before the wind [taken away], and as chaff that the storm carries away.
19 God lays up his iniquity for his children: he rewards him [by their own ways, ignorance which destroys them], and he shall know it.
20 His eyes shall see his destruction, and he shall drink of the wrath [this word] of the Almighty.
21 For what pleasure has he in his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off in the midst?
22 Shall any teach God knowledge? seeing he judges those that are high [exalt themselves and their ways above God’s, even as their ways are destroying them and all they mislead].

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 [have you assessed it and brought it to light]?
6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner [pinnah – the head, master, the builders refused] stone thereof;
7 When the morning stars [sprang to light and] 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 place where understanding was kept] the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddling-band for it [and ignorance its protective wrapping],
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 [chowtham]; and they stand as a garment [as on the mountain, seen as the shining garments of light, as Moses and Elijah].
15 And from the wicked their light [understanding] is withheld, and the high arm [the evil works of those in power, devils now misleading the world in hell] shall be broken.
16 Have you entered into the springs of the sea? or have you walked in the search of the depth [the deep thing only the Father knows]?
17 Have the gates of death [hell] been opened unto you? or have you seen the doors of the shadow of death?
18 Have you perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if you know it all.
19 Where is the way where light dwell? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof,
20 That you should take it to the bound thereof, and that you should know the paths to the house thereof?
21 Know you it, because you were then born? or because the number of your days is great?
22 Have you entered into the treasures of the snow? or have you seen the treasures of the hail, [these speaks of God’s word frozen {reserved} in heaven, for this moment]
23 Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?
24 By what way is the light parted [into the rainbow], which scatter the east wind upon the earth?
25 Who has divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder [understand and its voice – these are speaking of what is written in Revelation 10:1 thru 4, of understanding reserved for this moment];
26 To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man [referring us to Jeremiah 4:25, after verse 23 says, “I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.”];
27 To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?
28 Has the rain a father? or who has begotten the drops of dew?
29 Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who has gendered it?
30 The waters are hid as with a stone [who is Christ – see 1 Corinthians 10:1 thru 4], and the face of the deep is frozen.
31 Can you bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?
32 Can you bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or can you guide [nachah] Arcturus with his sons?
33 Know you the ordinances of heaven? can you set the dominion thereof in the earth [Can you bring to light the order in heaven showing it rules over the earth]?
34 Can you lift up your voice to the clouds [where understanding is held], that abundance of waters may cover you?
35 Can you send lightning, that they may go and say unto you, Here we are?
36 Who [except God] has put wisdom in the inward parts? or who has given understanding to the heart?
37 Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay [reserve until now] the bottles of heaven,
38 When [without the waters of heaven] the dust grows into hardness, and the clods cleave fast together?
39 Shall you hunt the prey for the lion [will you seek these things out to return strength to the strong]? or fill the appetite of the young lions,
40 When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait [for their LORD, the lion of Judah]?
41 Who provides for the raven [those covered in darkness] his food? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of meat [this word of God, meant for men, to return their strength].

The name Acturus is said to be from the once used word ‘uwsh, meaning “to hasten:–assemble self,” and Mazzaroth is said to be from nazar, meaning separation. The terms tell of hastening back to the one from who we were separated, referring to Joseph (Shiloh).

Deuteronomy 33
13 And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the LORD be his land, for the precious things of heaven [understanding held there until this moment], for the dew, and for the deep that couches beneath,
14 And for the precious fruits brought forth by the sun [church], and for the precious things put forth by the moon [civil government],
15 And for the chief things of the ancient mountains [the path to life], and for the precious things of the lasting hills,
16 And for the precious things of the earth and fullness thereof, and for the good will [God’s will is our good, for which He comes in flaming fire] of him that dwelt in the bush: let the blessing come upon the head of Joseph, and upon the top of the head of him that was separated from his brethren.
17 His [Joseph’s – Jesus’] glory is like the firstling [the firstborn among God’s flock] of his bullock, and his horns [power to reign] are like the horns of unicorns [as the only power, the Most High, the Almighty]: with them he shall push the people together [into one Body] to [at] the ends of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim [upon who this second blessing has come], and they are the thousands of Manasseh [who forgot God, and now remember Him and His ways].

When the LORD, in Job 38:31 & 32, speaks of influencing and loosing the bands of His people, for which they sing and shout for joy, He says it’s when He “guided” them. As we see, the word “guide” is from the Hebrew word nachah, meaning “to guide; by implication, to transport (into exile, or as colonists) :–bestow, bring, govern, guide, lead (forth), put, straiten.”

The following, ending with Psalms 143, is reposted from 15 September 2021, as is some of the above:

Quicken me, O LORD, for your name’s sake: for your righteousness’ sake bring my soul out of trouble.

The above, Psalms 143:11, is David asking the LORD to bring him to life by leading him out of trouble and into the land of righteousness. The word “trouble” is the Hebrew word tsarah, the same word used in Jeremiah 30:7 when describing the time of Jacob’s “trouble” (the tribulation).

Before going forward, a warning: the modern false prophets and false teachers have from their imaginations dreamed up lies, saying the LORD says, when He says He hasn’t said anything to them. They will tell you this isn’t the time, and this isn’t the LORD’s word, deception by which they’ll lead those who follow them into further confusion, delusion, and eventual perdition. They, these devils put in God’s place, will tell you to sit still: either doing nothing or waiting to fly away, while their misleading destroys you. “Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spoke unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of naught, and the deceit of their heart.” Jeremiah 14:14

Jeremiah 30
5 For thus says the LORD; We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace.
6 Ask you now, and see whether a man does travail with child? wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness [the shame that comes when what is brought forth isn’t what the false prophets said]?
7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble [tsarah], but he shall be saved out of it.
8 For it shall come to pass in that day, says the LORD of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off your neck, and will burst your bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him:
9 But they shall serve the LORD their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.
10 Therefore fear you not, O my servant Jacob, says the LORD; neither be dismayed, O Israel: for, lo, I will save you from afar, and your seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make him afraid.
11 For I am with you, says the LORD, to save you: though I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered you, yet I will not make a full end of you: but I will correct you in measure, and will not leave you altogether unpunished.
12 For thus says the LORD, Your bruise is incurable, and your wound is grievous.
13 There is none to plead your cause, that you may be bound up: you have no healing medicines.
14 All your lovers have forgotten you; they seek you not; for I have wounded you with the wound of an enemy, with the chastisement of a cruel one, for the multitude of your iniquity; because your sins were increased.
15 Why cry you for your affliction? your sorrow is incurable for the multitude of your iniquity: because your sins were increased, I have done these things unto you.
16 Therefore all they that devour you shall be devoured; and all your adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity; and they that spoil you shall be a spoil, and all that prey upon you will I give for a prey.
17 For I will restore health unto you, and I will heal you of your wounds, says the LORD; because they called you an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeks after.
18 Thus says the LORD; Behold, I will bring again the captivity of Jacob’s tents, and have mercy on his dwelling-places; and the city shall be built upon her own heap, and the palace shall remain after the manner thereof.
19 And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.
20 Their children also shall be as aforetime, and their congregation shall be established before me, and I will punish all that oppress them.
21 And their nobles shall be of themselves, and their governor shall proceed from the midst of them; and I will cause him to draw near, and he shall approach unto me: for who is this that engaged his heart to approach unto me? says the LORD.
22 And you shall be my people, and I will be your God.
23 Behold, the whirlwind of the LORD goes forth with fury, a continuing whirlwind: it shall fall with pain upon the head of the wicked.
24 The fierce anger of the LORD shall not return, until he has done it, and until he has performed the intents of his heart: in the latter days you shall consider it.

Isaiah 8
13 Sanctify [declare Him, His word, holy] the LORD of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.
14 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
15 And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.
16 Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.
17 And I will wait upon the LORD, that hides his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.
18 Behold, I and the children whom the LORD has given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which dwells in mount Zion.
19 And when they shall say unto you, “Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter:” should not a people seek unto their God? [or look] for the living [God] to the dead [where He isn’t]?
20 [Or] To the law and to the testimony [?]: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light [understanding, or life] in them.
21 And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse their king [I Am] and their God [His presence in Me], and look upward.
22 And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble [tsarah] and darkness [ignorance of those misleading it], dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness [deeper into the cultivated delusions of the day, and the resulting insanity].

Proverbs 1
20 Wisdom cries without; she utters her voice in the streets:
21 She cries in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying,
22 How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
24 Because I have called, and you refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;
25 But you have set at naught all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:
26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear comes;
27 When your fear comes as desolation, and your destruction comes as a whirlwind; when distress [tsarah] and anguish comes upon you.
28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:
29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:
30 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.
31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.
32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
33 But whoso hearkens unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.

Psalms 143
1 Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in your faithfulness answer me, and in your righteousness.
2 And enter not into judgment with your servant: for in your sight shall no man living be justified.
3 For the enemy has persecuted my soul; he has smitten my life down to the ground; he has made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.
4 Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate.
5 I remember the days of old; I meditate on all your works; I muse on the work of your hands.
6 I stretch forth my hands unto you: my soul thirsts after you, as a thirsty land. Selah.
7 Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit fails: hide not your face [presence] from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit [grave].
8 Cause me to hear your lovingkindness in the morning; for in you do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto you.
9 Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies: I flee unto you to hide me.
10 Teach me to do your will; for you are my God: your spirit is good; lead [nachah] me into the land [earth] of uprightness.
11 Quicken me, O LORD, for your name’s sake: for your righteousness’ sake bring my soul out of trouble [tsarah].
12 And of your mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I am your servant.

Below are the only two times the word nachah appears in the prophets.

Isaiah 57
15 For thus says the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
16 For I will not contend forever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls which I have made.
17 For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth, and he went on frowardly [twisting and perverting truth] in the way of his heart.
18 I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead [nachah] him also, and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners [Even though they have not known Me or my ways, I will lead them into full understanding].
19 I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near, says the LORD; and I will heal [rapha’ – cure] him.
20 But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.
21 There is no peace, says my God, to the wicked.

Isaiah 58
1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up your voice like a trumpet, and show [nagad] my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.
2 Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways [derek], as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God.
3 Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and you see not? wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and you take no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast you find pleasure [chephets], and exact all your labors.
4 Behold, you fast for strife and debate [you rise up against your master], and to smite with the fist of wickedness: you shall not fast as you do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high [exalting your words above God’s].
5 Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? will you call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the LORD?
6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke?
7 Is it not to deal your bread to the hungry, and that you bring the poor that are cast out to your house? when you see the naked, that you cover him [with My righteousness]; and that you hide not yourself from your own flesh?
8 Then shall your light [understanding] break forth as the morning [bringing the new creation and shaking the wicked from it], and your health [‘aruwkah] shall spring forth speedily: and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the LORD shall be your reward.
9 Then shall you call, and the LORD shall answer; you shall cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If you take away from the midst of you the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity [your own worthless words];
10 And if you draw out your soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall your light [understanding] rise in obscurity, and your darkness be as the noon day:
11 And the LORD shall guide [nachah] you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought [when My word isn’t heard from anywhere else], and make fat your bones: and you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.

Psalms 111
1 Praise you the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright [who gather to Him in His ONE BODY], and in the congregation.
2 The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.
3 His work is honorable and glorious: and his righteousness endures forever.
4 He has made his wonderful works to be remembered: the LORD is gracious and full of compassion.
5 He has given meat unto them that fear him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant.
6 He has shown his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen [gowy].
7 The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.
8 They stand fast forever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.
9 He sent redemption unto his people: he has commanded his covenant forever: holy and reverend is his name.
10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endures forever.

The word “pleasure” in verse 2 above is the Hebrew word chephets, meaning “pleasure; hence (abstractly) desire; concretely, a valuable thing; hence (by extension) a matter (as something in mind):–acceptable, delight(-some), desire, things desired, matter, pleasant(-ure), purpose, willingly.”

The word “desire” in the title (in Haggai 2:7) is the Hebrew word chemdah, meaning “delight:–desire, goodly, pleasant, precious.”

The point today is all the earth will turn to the LORD when they hear of His purpose, when He (His way) becomes their desire, and in them He will have great delight (per Zechariah 14:16 thru 18 above).

Jeremiah 3
14 Turn, O backsliding children, says the LORD; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion:
15 And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.
16 And it shall come to pass, when you be multiplied and increased in the land, in those days, says the LORD, they shall say no more, The ark of the covenant of the LORD: neither shall it come to mind: neither shall they remember it; neither shall they visit it; neither shall that be done any more.
17 At that time they shall call [New] Jerusalem the throne of the LORD; and all the nations [gowy] shall be gathered unto it, to the name of the LORD, to [New] Jerusalem [His people, from who flows the His ways of peace]: neither shall they walk any more after the imagination [creations] of their evil heart.
18 In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, and they shall come together out of the land of the north [out of darkness and ignorance] to the land that I have given for an inheritance unto your fathers.
19 But I said, How shall I put you among the children, and give you a pleasant [chemdah] land, a goodly heritage of the hosts of nations [gowy]? and I said, You shall call me, My father; and shall not turn away from me.
20 Surely as a wife treacherously departs from her husband, so have you dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel, says the LORD.
21 A voice was heard upon the high places, weeping and supplications of the children of Israel: for they have perverted their way [derek], and they have forgotten the LORD their God.
22 Return, you backsliding children, and I will heal [rapha’ – cure] your backslidings. Behold, we come unto you; for you are the LORD our God.
23 Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from the multitude of mountains [the high places, governments and corporations, that have exalted themselves into ruling over, oppression, this generation {world} they first blinded]: truly in the LORD our God is the salvation of Israel.

If you don’t see how all these ideas fit together and make up a truly pleasant picture, it’s because you’ve been blinded by the gods of this world.

Isaiah 2
8 Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made:
9 And the mean man bows down, and the great man humbles himself [before idols]: therefore forgive them not.
10 Enter into the rock [from where this Word of flows], and hide you in the dust [the ruin of the old world], for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty.
11 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.
12 For the day of the LORD of hosts [who is a man of war] shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low:
13 And upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and upon all the oaks of Bashan,
14 And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills that are lifted up,
15 And upon every high tower, and upon every fenced wall,
16 And upon all the ships of Tarshish [who have fled their vows], and upon all [their] pleasant [chemdah – the things in which they delight] pictures [their ideas of utopia, which is humanity in misery and hell].
17 And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.
18 And the idols he shall utterly abolish.
19 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he arises to shake terribly the earth.
20 In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats;
21 To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he arises to shake terribly the earth.
22 Cease you from [following] man, whose breath is in his nostrils [whose life is precarious in his own hand]: for wherein is he to be accounted of [when the LORD brings him into judgment and demands payment for the damage he has done]?

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 [understanding] 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 [even from the midst of man’s ignorance], has shined in our hearts, to give the light [understanding] of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
7 But we have this treasure [God’s ways and ideas] in earthen vessels [human flesh], 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.
11 For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
12 So then death worketh in us, but life in you.
13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;
14 Knowing that he which raised up the LORD Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.
15 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

Isaiah 58
11 And the LORD shall guide [nachah] you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought [when My word isn’t heard from anywhere else], and make fat your bones: and you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
12 And they that shall be of you shall build the old waste places: you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.
13 If you turn away your foot from the sabbath, from doing your pleasure [chephets] on my holy day; and call the sabbath [when I interrupt for correction] a delight, the holy of the LORD, honorable; and shall honor him, not doing your own ways [derek], nor finding your own pleasure [chephets], nor speaking your own words:
14 Then shall you delight yourself in the LORD; and I will cause you to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father: for the mouth of the LORD has spoken it.

2 Samuel 23
1 Now these be the last words of David. David the son of Jesse said, and the man who was raised up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet [na’iym] psalmist of Israel, said,
2 The Spirit of the LORD spoke by me, and his word was in my tongue.
3 The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me, He that rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.
4 And he shall be as the light [understanding] of the morning [of the New creation], when the sun rises [bringing this New day], even a morning without clouds [when all the understanding held in heaven is on earth]; as the tender grass [New life] springing out of the earth by clear shining [understanding given] after rain [after He empties the clouds on earth].
5 Although my HOUSE be not so with God; yet he has made with me an everlasting covenant [that He will raise my seed {I Am} to sit on my throne], ordered in all things, and sure: for this is all my salvation, and all my desire [chephets], although he make it not to grow.
6 But the sons of Belial [of idols] shall be all of them as thorns [misleaders in power, grown after a long period of neglect, when My people were without a king sitting on the throne] thrust [taken] away, because they cannot be taken with hands:
7 But the man that shall touch [follows the misleading ways] them must be fenced [out] with iron and the staff of a spear; and they shall be utterly burned with fire in the same place [outside the camp].

Psalms 16
1 Preserve me, O God: for in you do I put my trust.
2 O my soul, you have said unto the LORD, You are my LORD: my goodness extends not to you;
3 But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom is all my delight [chephets].
4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.
5 The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: you maintain my lot [gowral – destiny].
6 The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant [na’iym] places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.
7 I will bless the LORD, who has given me counsel: my reins also instruct me in the night seasons [when darkness, ignorance of God, covers the earth].
8 I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices: my flesh also shall rest in hope.
10 For you will not leave my soul in hell; neither will you suffer your Holy One to see corruption.
7 But it shall be one day [when the time is reached {NOW} when God’s people must rise to preach and teach the word He has given us – How is it that you wise men know not the day of the LORD’s presence? Is it because you are not His, and therefore cannot hear His voice?] which shall be known to the LORD, not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be light [when the light has almost completely left, understanding shall come {comprehended not}, as darkness falls complete in the now mass delusion].de 1 and Enoch’s foretelling this].

Call unto me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you know not.

Call unto me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you know not.

The LORD continues from the above, Jeremiah 33:3, in verse 6, saying, “Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth.”

He is speaking of His people when all their leaders are dead (in spirit) at the hands of the Chaldeans: those who’ve used their words to manipulate and control the world into destroying itself (draining its life and killing its spirit by feckless leadership).

The American Heritage Dictionary says feckless means; 1) Careless and irresponsible; 2) Feeble or ineffective; 3) Spiritless; weak; worthless.

The “cure” He speaks of is His revealing an abundance of peace and truth. These are the great and mighty things He’s shown those who’ve called unto Him.

The word “cure” is from the Hebrew word marpe’, meaning “curative, i.e. literally (concretely) a medicine, or (abstractly) a cure; figuratively (concretely) deliverance, or (abstractly) placidity.”

This cure is the same we saw spoken of in the previous post, in Ezekiel 47:12 and Revelation 22:2.

Ezekiel 47
1 Afterward he brought me again unto the door of the house; and, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward: for the forefront of the house stood toward the east, and the waters came down from under from the right side of the house, at the south side of the altar.
2 Then brought he me out of the way of the gate northward [from darkness], and led me about the way without unto the utter gate by the way that looks eastward [toward the light rising]; and, behold, there ran out waters on the right side.
3 And when the man that had the line [assessing the condition of this generation] in his hand went forth eastward, he measured a thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters [this word of God]; the waters were to the ankles.
4 Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through the waters; the waters were to the knees. Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through; the waters were to the loins.
5 Afterward he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could not pass over: for the waters were risen, waters to swim in, a river that could not be passed over.
6 And he said unto me, Son of man, have you seen this? Then he brought me, and caused me to return to the brink of the river.
7 Now when I had returned, behold, at the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other.
8 Then said he unto me, These waters issue out toward the east country, and go down into the desert, and go into the sea [the people of the world at large – the nations]: which being brought forth into the sea, the waters [truth shall be restored to discourse and good leadership] shall be healed.
9 And it shall come to pass, that every thing that lives, which moves, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live: and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed; and every thing shall live whither the river comes.
10 And it shall come to pass, that the fishers shall stand upon it from Engedi even unto Eneglaim [these are fountains that flow from the sacrifices]; they shall be a place to spread forth nets; their fish shall be according to their kinds, as the fish of the great sea [life return to where before all were dead – Revelation 16:3 3 And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea {all humanity}; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea {because they were led into it}.], exceeding many.
11 But the miry places thereof and the marshes thereof shall not be healed [the waters fouled by the wicked]; they shall be given to salt.
12 And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed [they shall not fail]: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine.

Revelation 22
1 And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:
4 And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.
5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the LORD God gives them light [understanding]: and they shall reign forever and ever.
6 And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the LORD God of the holy prophets sent his angel to show unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.
7 Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keeps the sayings of the prophecy of this book.
8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which showed me these things.
9 Then said he unto me, See you do it not: for I am your fellow-servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.
10 And he said unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.
11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loves and makes a lie.
16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that hears say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
18 For I testify unto every man that hears the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
20 He which testifies these things says, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, LORD Jesus.
21 The grace of our LORD Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

Jeremiah 33
14 Behold, the days [have] come, says the LORD, that I will perform that good thing which I have promised unto the house of Israel and to the house of Judah.
15 In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land.
16 In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name wherewith she shall be called, The LORD our righteousness.
17 For thus says the LORD; David shall never want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel;
18 Neither shall the priests the Levites want a man before me to offer burnt offerings, and to kindle meat offerings, and to do sacrifice continually.
19 And the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah, saying,
20 Thus says the LORD; If you can break my covenant of the day, and my covenant of the night, and that there should not be day and night in their season;
21 Then may also my covenant be broken with David my servant, that he should not have a son to reign upon his throne; and with the Levites the priests, my ministers.
22 As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, neither the sand of the sea measured: so will I multiply the seed of David my servant, and the Levites that minister unto me.
23 Moreover the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, saying,
24 Consider you not what this people have spoken, saying, The two families which the LORD has chosen, he has even cast them off? thus they have despised my people, that they should be no more a nation before them.
25 Thus says the LORD; If my covenant be not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth;
26 Then will I cast away the seed of Jacob and David my servant, so that I will not take any of his seed to be rulers over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: for I will cause their captivity to return, and have mercy on them.

When the LORD, above in Jeremiah 33:15, speaks of the Branch of righteousness, He refers to what He said earlier in chapter 23. There He is speaking against the pastors, priests, and prophets who’ve destroyed and scattered His flock. He tells of now when He sends His one king and good shepherds to gather His flock again into ONE BODY, under the one shepherd spoken of in Ezekiel 34:23 & 37:24.

Jeremiah 23
1 Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! says the LORD.
2 Therefore thus says the LORD God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; You have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, says the LORD.
3 And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase.
4 And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, says the LORD.
5 Behold, the days come, says the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.
6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, The LORD Our Righteousness.

11 For both prophet and priest are profane; yea, in my house have I found their wickedness, says the LORD.
12 Wherefore their way shall be unto them as slippery ways in the darkness: they shall be driven on, and fall therein: for I will bring evil upon them, even the year of their visitation, says the LORD.

16 Thus says the LORD of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the LORD.
17 They [the wicked leading them] say still unto them that despise me, The LORD has said, You shall have peace [when I have told them there is no peace for the wicked or those following them]; and they say unto every one that walketh after the imagination of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you.
18 For who has stood in the counsel of the LORD, and has perceived and heard his word? who has marked his word, and heard it?
19 Behold, a whirlwind [from where His voice is heard] of the LORD is gone forth in fury, even a grievous whirlwind: it shall fall grievously upon the head of the wicked.
20 The anger of the LORD shall not return, until he have executed, and till he have performed the thoughts of his heart: in the latter days you shall consider it perfectly.
21 I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.
22 But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings.
23 Am I a God at hand, says the LORD, and not a God afar off?
24 Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? says the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? says the LORD.
25 I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed.
26 How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart;
27 Which think to cause my people to forget my name by their dreams which they tell every man to his neighbor, as their fathers have forgotten my name for Baal [the gods of this world, men who’ve put themselves in My place].
28 The prophet that has a dream, let him tell a dream [and it shall be a chaff blown away by the My wind]; and he that has my word, let him speak my word faithfully [for it is the wheat that shall remain]. What is the chaff to the wheat? says the LORD.
29 Is not my word like as a fire? says the LORD; and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?
30 Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, says the LORD, that steal my words [this word] every one from his neighbor.
31 Behold, I am against the prophets, says the LORD, that use their tongues, and say, He says.
32 Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, says the LORD, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their lightness [what they say they understand]; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, says the LORD.
33 And when this people, or the prophet, or a priest, shall ask you, saying, What is the burden of the LORD? you shall then say unto them, What burden? I will even forsake you, says the LORD. [Matthew 11: 28 Come unto me, all you that labor and are heavy laden {with these wicked men’s lies}, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.]
34 And as for the prophet, and the priest, and the people, that shall say, The burden of the LORD, I will even punish that man and his house.
35 Thus shall you say every one to his neighbor, and every one to his brother, What has the LORD answered? and, What has the LORD spoken?
36 And the burden of the LORD shall you mention no more: for every man’s word shall be his burden; for you have perverted the words of the living God, of the LORD of hosts our God.

Ezekiel 34
6 My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and upon every high hill: yea, my flock was scattered upon all the face of the earth, and none did search or seek after them.
7 Therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the LORD;
8 As I live, says the LORD God, surely because my flock became a prey, and my flock became meat to every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, neither did my shepherds search for my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed not my flock;
9 Therefore, O you shepherds, hear the word of the LORD;
10 Thus says the LORD God; Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more; for I will deliver my flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them.
11 For thus says the LORD God; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out.
12 As a shepherd seeks out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.

16 I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment.

22 Therefore will I save my flock, and they shall no more be a prey; and I will judge between cattle and cattle.
23 And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd.
24 And I the LORD will be their God, and my servant David a prince among them; I the LORD have spoken it.

Ezekiel 37
22 And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all.
23 Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwelling-places, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their God.
24 And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them.
25 And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children’s children forever: and my servant David shall be their prince forever.
26 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore.
27 My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
28 And the heathen shall know that I the LORD do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.

John 10
14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
15 As the Father knows me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
17 Therefore does my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.
19 There was a division therefore again among the Jews for these sayings.
20 And many of them said, He has a devil, and is mad; why hear you him?
21 Others said, These are not the words of him that has a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?
22 And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.
23 And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon’s porch.
24 Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long do you make us to doubt? If you be the Christ, tell us plainly.
25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and you believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me.
26 But you believe not, because you are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.
27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck [harpazo] them out of my hand.
29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck [harpazo] them out of my Father’s hand.
30 I and my Father are one.
31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.
32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shown you from my Father; for which of those works do you stone me?
33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone you not; but for blasphemy; and because that you, being a man, make yourself God.
34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, You are gods?
35 If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;
36 Say you of him, whom the Father has sanctified, and sent into the world, You blaspheme; because I said, I am the Son of God?
37 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.
38 But if I do, though you believe not me, believe the works: that you may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.
39 Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand,
40 And went away again beyond Jordan into the place where John at first baptized; and there he abode.
41 And many resorted unto him, and said, John did no miracle: but all things that John spoke of this man were true.
42 And many believed on him there.

Do you understand, I Am the good shepherd sent with the cure?

Proverbs 15
1 A soft answer turns away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
2 The tongue of the wise uses knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools pours out foolishness.
3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
4 A wholesome [marpe’] tongue [the cure in these words] is a tree of life: but perverseness therein [the mouth of the wicked] is a breach in the spirit.
5 A fool despises his father’s instruction: but he that regards reproof is prudent.
6 In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.
7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish does not so.
8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
9 The way [derek] of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that follows after righteousness.
10 Correction is grievous unto him that forsakes the way: and he that hates reproof shall die.
11 Hell and destruction are before the LORD: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?
12 A scorner loves not one that reproves him: neither will he go unto the wise.

Proverbs 13
9 The light [understanding] of the righteous rejoices: but the lamp [the falsely so-called understanding] of the wicked [that produces ignorance] shall be put out.
10 Only by pride comes contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.
11 Wealth gotten by vanity [by means of no worth] shall be diminished: but he that gathers [into My ONE BODY] by labor shall increase.
12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick: but when the desire [what we hoped for] comes, it is a tree of life.
13 Whoso despises the [this] word shall be destroyed: but he that fears the commandment shall be rewarded.
14 The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
15 Good understanding gives favor: but the way of transgressors is hard.
16 Every prudent man deals with knowledge: but a fool lays open his folly.
17 A wicked messenger [angel] falls into mischief: but a faithful ambassador [whose message is constrained by the principle: give the LORD’s word as received] is health [marpe’ – brings the cure].
18 Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuses instruction: but he that regards reproof shall be honored.
19 The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.
20 He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

Malachi 3
13 Your words have been stout against me, says the LORD. Yet you say, What have we spoken so much against you?
14 You have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked mournfully before the LORD of hosts?
15 And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are set up; yea, they that tempt God are even delivered.
16 Then they that feared the LORD spoke often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.
17 And they shall be mine, says the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spares his own son that serves him.
18 Then shall you return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serves God and him that serves him not.

Malachi 4
1 For, behold, the day comes, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that comes shall burn them up, says the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing [marpe’ – cure] in his wings; and you shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
3 And you shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, says the LORD of hosts.
4 Remember you the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb [when I untaught you the ways of oppression] for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.
5 Behold, I will send you Elijah [Jehovah is God in the flesh speaking for Himself] the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:
6 And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.

The “health” the LORD speaks of, in Jeremiah 33:6, is the six-times used Hebrew word ‘aruwkah, meaning soundness, as in wholeness, which is speaking of the ONE BODY.

Isaiah 58
6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke?
7 Is it not to deal your bread to the hungry, and that you bring the poor that are cast out to your house? when you see the naked, that you cover him; and that you hide not yourself from your own flesh?
8 Then shall your light [understanding] break forth as the morning [of the new day, the new creation], and your health [‘aruwkah] shall spring forth speedily: and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the LORD shall be your reward.
9 Then shall you call, and the LORD shall answer; you shall cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If you TAKE AWAY from the midst of you the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity [worthlessness];
10 And if you draw out your soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall your light [understanding] rise in obscurity, and your darkness be as the noon day [and your ignorance shall be changed into great understanding]:
11 And the LORD shall guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and make fat your bones: and you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
12 And they that shall be of you shall build the old waste places: you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.

Jeremiah 8
14 Why do we sit still? assemble yourselves, and let us enter into the defenced cities, and let us be silent there: for the LORD our God has put us to silence, and given us water of gall to drink, because we have sinned against the LORD.
15 We looked for peace, but no good came; and for a time of health, and behold trouble!
16 The snorting of his horses was heard from Dan [in this judgment]: the whole land trembled at the sound of the neighing of his strong ones; for they are come, and have devoured the land, and all that is in it; the city, and those that dwell therein.
17 For, behold, I will send serpents, cockatrices, among you, which will not be charmed, and they shall bite you, says the LORD. [Against which the only cure is to raise the son of man as Moses’ raised the serpent.]
18 When I would comfort myself against sorrow, my heart is faint in me.
19 Behold the voice of the cry of the daughter of my people because of them that dwell in a far country: Is not the LORD in Zion? is not her king in her? Why have they provoked me to anger with their graven images, and with strange vanities?
20 The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.
21 For the hurt of the daughter of my people am I hurt; I am black [My body is ignorant of Me]; astonishment has taken hold on me [on My scattered Body].
22 Is there no balm in Gilead [in this word of God]; is there no physician there [with the cure]? why then is not the health [‘aruwkah] of the daughter of my people recovered?

The word in Jeremiah 33:6 rendered “reveal,” telling the abundance of peace and truth we’re shown, is galah, meaning “to denude (especially in a disgraceful sense); by implication, to exile (captives being usually stripped); figuratively, to reveal.”

Isaiah 40
5 And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed [galah], and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD has spoken it.
6 The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field:
7 The grass withers, the flower fades: because the spirit of the LORD blows upon it: surely the people is grass.
8 The grass withers, the flower fades: but the [this] word of our God shall stand for ever.
9 O Zion, that brings good tidings, get you up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that brings good tidings, lift up your voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!
10 Behold, the LORD God will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.
11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.

Isaiah 52
13 Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high [a master over all other teachers].
14 As many were astonished at you; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:
15 So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.
Isaiah 53
1 Who has believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed [galah]?

Isaiah 55
11 So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
12 For you shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
13 Instead of the thorn [misleaders] shall come up the fir tree [the upright], and instead of the brier [deceivers] shall come up the myrtle tree [the righteous]: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
Isaiah 56
1 Thus says the LORD, Keep you judgment, and do justice: for my salvation is near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed [galah].
2 Blessed is the man that does this, and the son of man that lays hold on it;

The word “show” in the title verse, speaking of the “great and mighty things” revealed, is the Hebrew word nagad, meaning “stand boldly out opposite; by implication (causatively), to manifest; figuratively, to announce (always by word of mouth to one present); specifically, to expose, predict, explain, praise.”

Isaiah 40
21 Have you not known? have you not heard? has it not been told [nagad – shown] you from the beginning? have you not understood from the foundations of the earth?
22 It is he that sits upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretches out the heavens as a curtain, and spreads them out as a tent to dwell in:
23 That bringeth the princes to nothing; he makes the judges of the earth as vanity [worthless].
24 Yea, they shall not be planted; yea, they shall not be sown: yea, their stock shall not take root in the [new] earth: and he shall also blow upon them, and they shall wither, and the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble [as chaff].
25 To whom then will you liken me, or shall I be equal? says the Holy One.
26 Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who has created these [great and mighty] things, that bringeth out [reveals] their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one fails.
27 Why sayest you, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel, My way is hid from the LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my God?
28 Have you not known? have you not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, faints not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
29 He gives power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increases strength.
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Isaiah 48
1 Hear you this, O house of Jacob, which are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah, which swear by the name of the LORD, and make mention of the God of Israel, but not in truth, nor in righteousness.
2 For they call themselves of the holy city, and stay themselves upon the God of Israel; The LORD of hosts is his name.
3 I have declared [nagad] the former things from the beginning; and they went forth out of my mouth, and I showed them; I did them suddenly, and they came to pass.
4 Because I knew that you are obstinate, and your neck is an iron sinew, and your brow brass;
5 I have even from the beginning declared [nagad] it to you; before it came to pass I showed it you: lest you shouldest say, Mine idol has done them, and my graven image, and my molten image, has commanded them.
6 You have heard, see all this; and will not you declare [nagad] it? I have shown you new things from this time, even hidden things, and you did not know them.
7 They are created now, and not from the beginning; even before the day when you heard them not; lest you shouldest say, Behold, I knew them.
8 Yea, you heard not; yea, you knew not; yea, from that time that your ear was not opened: for I knew that you would deal very treacherously, and were called a transgressor from the womb.
9 For my name’s sake will I defer mine anger, and for my praise will I refrain for you, that I cut you not off.
10 Behold, I have refined you, but not with silver; I have chosen you in the furnace of affliction.
11 For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto another.
12 Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last.
13 Mine hand also has laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand has spanned the heavens: when I call unto them, they stand up together.
14 All you, assemble yourselves, and hear; which among them has declared [nagad] these things? The LORD has loved him [me]: he will do his pleasure on Babylon [against the confusion that rules the world], and his arm shall be on the Chaldeans [the known liars among us telling known lies, to manipulate and control the confused and ignorant].
15 I, even I, have spoken [by my messenger, who is the angel of the LORD, a man of war]; yea, I have called him: I have brought him, and he shall make his way [derek] prosperous.
16 Come you near unto me, hear you this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I: and now the LORD God, and his Spirit, has sent me.
17 Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD your God which teaches you to profit, which leadeth you by the way [derek] that you shouldest go.
18 O that you had hearkened to my commandments! then had your peace been as a river, and your righteousness as the waves of the sea:
19 Your seed also had been as the sand, and the offspring of your bowels like the gravel thereof; his name should not have been cut off nor destroyed from before me.
20 Go you forth of Babylon [out of confusion], flee you from the Chaldeans [the known liars controlling you], with a voice of singing declare [nagad] you, tell this, utter it even to the end of the earth; say you, The LORD has redeemed his servant Jacob.
21 And they thirsted not when he led them through the deserts: he caused the waters to flow out of the rock for them [my word is the LORD speaking, the living God in me from who it flows]: he clave the rock also, and the waters gushed out.
22 There is no peace, says the LORD, unto the wicked.

Job 33
14 For God speaks once, yea twice, yet man perceives it not [when he is dead in ignorance].
15 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls upon men, in slumbering upon the bed;
16 Then he opens [galah] the ears of men, and seals [unseals if from within His word where it is held, for] their instruction,
17 That he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man.
18 He keeps back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.
19 He is chastened [corrects] also with pain [as in Revelation 16:10 & 11, when the dead in the flesh are in pain] upon his bed, and the multitude of his bones with strong pain:
20 So that his life abhors bread [this word of God], and his soul dainty meat.
21 His flesh is consumed away, that it cannot be seen; and his bones that were not seen stick out.
22 Yea, his soul draws near unto the grave, and his life to the destroyers.
23 If there be a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to show [nagad] unto man his uprightness:
24 Then he is gracious unto him, and says, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom [a redeemer].
25 His flesh shall be fresher than a child’s: he shall return to the days of his youth:
26 He shall pray unto God, and he will be favorable unto him: and he shall see his face [understand His presence in His angel] with joy: for he will render unto man his righteousness.
27 He looks upon men, and if any say, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not;
28 He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light [understanding that is life].
29 Lo, all these things worketh God oftentimes with man,
30 To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of the living.

Psalms 98
1 O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he has done marvelous [great and mighty] things [opening our eyes to see]: his right hand, and his holy arm, has gotten him the victory.
2 The LORD has made known his salvation: his righteousness has he openly shown [galah] in the sight of the heathen.
3 He has remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel: all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.
4 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.
5 Sing unto the LORD with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm.
6 With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the LORD, the King.
7 Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
8 Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together
9 Before the LORD; for he comes to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.

Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead.

Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead.

Those above said to be “grieved” are “the priests, and the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees [the religious who deny there’s a resurrection from death].”

The word “grieved” is the twice-used Greek word diaponeo; from dia, meaning the channel through which comes an act; and ponos, a three times used word, always rendered “pain.” It (ponos) only appears in Revelation, there, in Revelation 16:10 & 11, telling of it as the response to the angel pouring out the vials of God’s wrath; and in Revelation 21:4 telling of when this “pain” is ended.

In the latter verse (21:4), it comes just after Isaiah 25:8 is quoted, saying it is when God wipes away all tears from our eyes, which Isaiah says is when death is swallowed up in victory.

These deeper references are to what is occurring in the title verse, Acts 4:2, in the churches (synagogues), when those controlling them, teaching the creations of men, are pained by their own words (tongues). Their words are opposing God’s, when He comes to lead His people into all truth, in His angel, His messenger, the LORD of hosts, unknown as the man of war. He comes to lead us into all truth, with His one message, which is the comfort of those who receive Him and wrath to His enemies who refuse to repent, who choose darkness because their deeds are evil.

The word in the title verse rendered “preached” is the seventeen times used word kataggello, from the word kata, meaning down, and aggelos, meaning “a messenger; especially an “angel”; by implication, a pastor:–angel, messenger.” The word rendered “through” is the Greek word en, meaning “in, at, (up-)on, by, etc.” These words are speaking of the risen LORD bringing His “message down,” from heaven (full understanding) in His messenger, His angel, teaching (comfort and wrath).

Only the willfully blind, with eyes full of tears, cannot clearly see the cohesion in these verses. The LORD has come to wipe away all tears. But the wicked, whose deeds are evil, will, by choice, remain in ignorance and dead.

Isaiah 57
1 The righteous perishes, and no man lays it to heart: and merciful men are taken away [from the corrupt house of God], none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come.
2 He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness.
3 But draw near hither, you sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the whore.
4 Against whom do you sport yourselves? against whom make you a wide mouth, and draw out the tongue? are you not children of transgression, a seed of falsehood.
5 Enflaming yourselves with idols under every green tree, slaying the children in the valleys under the cliffs of the rocks?
6 Among the smooth stones of the stream is your portion; they, they are your lot: even to them have you poured a drink offering, you have offered a meat offering. Should I receive comfort in these?
7 Upon a lofty and high mountain have you set your bed: even thither went you up to offer sacrifice.
8 Behind the doors also and the posts have you set up your remembrance: for you have discovered yourself to another than me, and are gone up; you have enlarged your bed, and made you a covenant with them; you loved their bed where you saw it.
9 And you went to the king with ointment, and did increase your perfumes, and did send your messengers far off, and did debase yourself even unto hell.
10 You are wearied in the greatness of your way; yet said you not, There is no hope: you have found the life of your hand; therefore you were not grieved.
11 And of whom have you been afraid or feared, that you have lied, and have not remembered me, nor laid it to your heart? have not I held my peace even of old, and you fear me not?
12 I will declare your righteousness, and your works; for they shall not profit you.
13 When you cry, let your companies deliver you; but the wind shall carry them all away; vanity shall take them: but he that puts his trust in me shall possess the land, and shall inherit my holy mountain;
14 And shall say, Cast you up, cast you up, prepare the way, take up the stumbling-block out of the way of my people.
15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
16 For I will not contend forever, neither will I be always wroth: for the spirit should fail before me, and the souls which I have made.
17 For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth, and he went on forwardly [twisting and perverting truth] in the way of his heart.
18 I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners.
19 I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near, saith the LORD; and I will heal him.
20 But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.
21 There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.

Isaiah 25
1 O LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you, I will praise your name; for you have done wonderful things; your counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.
2 For you have made of a city a heap; of a defenced city a ruin: a palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be built.
3 Therefore shall the strong people glorify you, the city of the terrible nations shall fear you.
4 For you have been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.
5 You shall bring down the noise of strangers, as the heat in a dry place; even the heat with the shadow of a cloud: the branch of the terrible ones shall be brought low.
6 And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.
7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations.
8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the LORD God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD has spoken it.
9 And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this is the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.
10 For in this mountain shall the hand of the LORD rest, and Moab [the gates of hell] shall be trodden down under him, even as straw is trodden down for the dunghill.
11 And he shall spread forth his hands in the midst of them, as he that swims spreads forth his hands to swim: and he shall bring down their pride together with the spoils of their hands.
12 And the fortress of the high fort of your walls shall he bring down, lay low, and bring to the ground, even to the dust.

Ezekiel 32
2 Son of man, take up a lamentation for Pharaoh king of Egypt [the great house, family, of the oppressors], and say unto him, You are like a young lion of the nations, and you are as a whale in the seas [your ever open mouths, swallowing the people of the world and carrying them into the belly of hell]: and you came forth with your rivers [that carried your words to the sea], and troubled the waters with your feet [by your ways you clouded the waters, so your evil intention in it wasn’t seen], and fouled their rivers [you corrupted all discourse with your lies].
3 Thus says the LORD God; I will therefore spread out my net over you with a company of many people; and they shall bring you up in my net [the snare upon all the earth, from which you will not escape].
4 Then will I leave you upon the land [in plain sight where all can see your evil ways], I will cast you forth upon the open field, and will cause all the fowls of the heaven to remain upon you, and I will fill the beasts of the whole earth with you.
5 And I will lay your flesh upon the mountains, and fill the valleys with your height.
6 I will also water with your blood the land wherein you swim, even to the mountains; and the rivers shall be full of you.
7 And when I shall put you out, I will cover the heaven [the place where understanding is], and make the stars thereof dark [the people at large have become ignorant]; I will cover the sun with a cloud [the church will not understand because the elements of understanding have been removed from the earth], and the moon shall not give her light [neither shall there be any understanding in the civil governments].
8 All the bright lights of heaven will I make dark over you, and set darkness [ignorance] upon your land, says the LORD God [as it is this day].
9 I will also vex the hearts of many people, when I shall bring your destruction among the nations, into the countries which you have not known [as it is this day].
10 Yea, I will make many people amazed at you, and their kings shall be horribly afraid for you, when I shall brandish my sword before them; and they shall tremble at every moment, every man for his own life, in the day of your fall.
11 For thus says the LORD God; The sword of the king of Babylon [the sword of confusion now turned to mass delusion] shall come upon you.
12 By the swords [the word of God from my mouth] of the mighty will I cause your multitude to fall, the terrible of the nations, all of them: and they shall spoil the pomp of Egypt, and all the multitude thereof shall be destroyed.
13 I will destroy also all the beasts thereof from beside the great waters; neither shall the foot of man trouble them [the waters] any more, nor the hoofs of beasts trouble them.
14 Then will I make their waters deep [as now, when the deep is uncovered and understanding has returned], and cause their rivers to run like oil [of this anointing], says the LORD God.
15 When I shall make the land of Egypt desolate, and the country shall be destitute of that whereof it was full, when I shall smite all them that dwell therein, then shall they know that I am the LORD.
16 This is the lamentation wherewith they shall lament her: the daughters of the nations shall lament her: they shall lament for her, even for Egypt, and for all her multitude, says the LORD God.
17 It came to pass also in the twelfth year, in the fifteenth day of the month, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
18 Son of man, wail for the multitude of Egypt [of the oppressors], and cast them down, even her, and the daughters of the famous nations, unto the nether parts of the earth, with them that go down into the pit.
19 Whom do you pass in beauty [na’em – who are those who are in agreement with your evil misleading]? go down, and be you laid with the uncircumcised [in the grave, in hell, in the flesh].
20 They shall fall in the midst of them that are slain by the sword [the word of God from my mouth]: she is delivered to the sword: draw her and all her multitudes.
21 The strong among the mighty shall speak to him out of the midst of hell [Sheol – this habitation of the dead] with them that help [‘azar – “Now the Egyptians are men, and not God; and their horses flesh, and not spirit. When the LORD shall stretch out his hand, both he that helps {‘azar} shall fall, and he that is helped {‘azar} shall fall down, and they all shall fail together.”] him: they are gone down, they lie uncircumcised [in the flesh in hell], slain by the sword.
22 Asshur [the communists] is there and all her company: his graves are about him: all of them slain, fallen by the sword:
23 Whose graves are set in the sides of the pit, and her company is round about her grave: all of them slain, fallen by the sword, which caused terror in the land of the living.
24 There is Elam [eternity] and all her multitude round about her grave, all of them slain, fallen by the sword, which are gone down uncircumcised into the nether parts of the earth, which caused their terror in the land of the living; yet have they borne their shame with them that go down to the pit.
25 They have set her a bed in the midst of the slain with all her multitude: her graves are round about him: all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword: though their terror was caused in the land of the living, yet have they borne their shame with them that go down to the pit: he is put in the midst of them that be slain.
26 There is Meshech [those the LORD has drawn out into open sight], Tubal [who He has brought to this time and place], and all her multitude: her graves are round about him: all of them uncircumcised [the dead in the flesh, on the earth, in hell], slain by the sword, though they caused their terror in the land of the living.
27 And they shall not lie with the mighty that are fallen of the uncircumcised, which are gone down to hell with their weapons of war: and they have laid their swords under their heads, but their iniquities shall be upon their bones, though they were the terror of the mighty in the land of the living.
28 Yea, you shall be broken in the midst of the uncircumcised, and shall lie with them that are slain with the sword.
29 There is Edom [the enemies mixed among us], her kings, and all her princes, which with their might are laid by them that were slain by the sword: they shall lie with the uncircumcised [in the flesh], and with them that go down to the pit [into the hell they’ve dug].
30 There be the princes of the north [darkness – ignorance cause by the truth they hide: censor], all of them, and all the Zidonians [those who hunt souls], which are gone down with the slain; with their terror they are ashamed of their might; and they lie uncircumcised with them that be slain by the sword, and bear their shame [when they realize they haven’t reach the end they sought] with them that go down to the pit [of hell].
31 Pharaoh shall see them [all His people dead in the flesh], and shall be comforted [then shall he understand] over all his multitude, even Pharaoh and all his army slain by the sword [the word of God], says the LORD God.
32 For I have caused my terror in the land of the living: and he shall be laid in the midst of the uncircumcised [in the flesh] with them that are slain with the sword [this word of God], even Pharaoh and all his multitude, says the LORD God.

Ezekiel 47
1 Afterward he brought me again unto the door of the house; and, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward: for the forefront of the house stood toward the east, and the waters came down from under from the right side of the house, at the south side of the altar.
2 Then brought he me out of the way of the gate northward [from darkness], and led me about the way without unto the utter gate by the way that looks eastward [toward the light rising]; and, behold, there ran out waters on the right side.
3 And when the man that had the line [assessing the condition of this generation] in his hand went forth eastward, he measured a thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters [this word of God]; the waters were to the ankles.
4 Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through the waters; the waters were to the knees. Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through; the waters were to the loins.
5 Afterward he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could not pass over: for the waters were risen, waters to swim in, a river that could not be passed over.
6 And he said unto me, Son of man, have you seen this? Then he brought me, and caused me to return to the brink of the river.
7 Now when I had returned, behold, at the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other.
8 Then said he unto me, These waters issue out toward the east country, and go down into the desert, and go into the sea [the people of the world at large – the nations]: which being brought forth into the sea, the waters [truth shall be restored to discourse and good leadership] shall be healed.
9 And it shall come to pass, that every thing that lives, which moves, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live: and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed; and every thing shall live whither the river comes.
10 And it shall come to pass, that the fishers shall stand upon it from Engedi even unto Eneglaim; they shall be a place to spread forth nets; their fish shall be according to their kinds, as the fish of the great sea, exceeding many.
11 But the miry places thereof and the marshes thereof shall not be healed [the waters fouled by the wicked]; they shall be given to salt.
12 And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine.

Revelation 22
1 And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:
4 And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.
5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the LORD God gives them light [understanding]: and they shall reign forever and ever.
6 And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the LORD God of the holy prophets sent his angel to show unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.
7 Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keeps the sayings of the prophecy of this book.
8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which showed me these things.
9 Then said he unto me, See you do it not: for I am your fellow-servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of this book: worship God.
10 And he said unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.
11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loves and makes a lie.
16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that hears say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
18 For I testify unto every man that hears the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
20 He which testifies these things says, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, LORD Jesus.
21 The grace of our LORD Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

Friends, Paul, speaking of preaching (kataggello) in Philippians 1:16, says there are some that teach Christ out of a desire to be “contentious.” The word there rendered “contention” is the seven times used Greek word eritheia, meaning “intrigue, i.e. (by implication) faction:–contention(-ious), strife.” It’s from a prolonged derivative of the word eris, meaning “a quarrel, i.e. (by implication) wrangling:–contention, debate, strife, variance.” It is speaking what Paul tells Timothy, in 2 Timothy 2:23, to avoid foolish and unlearned questions, “knowing that they do gender strife.”

When Paul speaks of “teaching Christ,” he is bringing attention to the obvious point, that if Christ is in Him, and presumed in those striving with Him, then He is denying Himself. He is speaking of the LORD’s approval, proving He is in us speaking, as masters of His making, against who all others should keep silent (because it becomes evident, by their errors in spiritual discernment, the LORD’s presence isn’t in them).

2 Timothy 2
7 Consider what I say; and the LORD give you understanding in all things.
8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:
9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.
10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
11 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him:
12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him [at His manifestation], he also will deny us:
13 If we believe not [that He is manifesting His presence speaking to us], yet he abides faithful [long suffering, not willing that any should perish, by that all should come to repentance]: [and when he awakens them] he [in them] cannot deny himself [in us].
14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the LORD that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.
15 Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
17 And their word will eat as does a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus [who hide behind the mask of spurious love, and forbid those who follow them from joining with the LORD, leaving their corrupt houses and coming into His ONE BODY];
18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection [which comes when the sleeping awaken and we all rise with the LORD in His ONE BODY] is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.
19 Nevertheless the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal, The LORD knows them [the sleeping and the awake] that are his. And, let every one that names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honor, and some to dishonor.
21 If a man therefore purge himself from these [taking out of the way the vessels that dishonor God], he shall be a vessel unto honor, sanctified, and meet for the master’s [despotes – absolute ruler’s] use, and prepared unto every good work.
22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the LORD out of a pure heart.
23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strife [are intended to produce endless argument – because they will never admit I Am “meet” for the Master’s use].
24 And the servant of the LORD must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,
25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil [misleaders among them], who are taken captive by him at his will.

In 1 Timothy 6:1, Paul tells servants to count their masters (despotes) worthy of all honor, that the name of God and His doctrine (teaching) be not blasphemed. In verse 2, he says, to those who have masters that believe Christ is us, who are thereby brethren, to “do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit.”

The Greek word rendered “partakers” is the three times used word is antilambanomai, meaning “to take hold of in turn, i.e. succor [rescue]; also to participate:–help, partaker, support.” It is from two words; anti, meaning to be opposite or instead of; and lambano, meaning to take hold of, or to remove or seize. Paul tells of the master as the One sent in to displace those who must be removed (because they have seized God’s people, hold them down, and will do so until displaced: taken out of the way).

It (antilambanomai), in context describing this definition, appears in Acts 20:35, where Luke documents Paul’s saying it, and the same in Luke 1:54. This latter passage is referring us to Isaiah 49, where the LORD speaks of hearing us, helping us, calling us His servants, to raise Israel to life in His ONE BODY.

Acts 20
26 Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men [because I have warned you as the LORD commanded].
27 For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.
28 Take heed [be warned] therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock [warn them], over the which the Holy Ghost has made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he has purchased [redeemed] with his own blood.
29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter [as they have, and scattered you into powerlessness] in among you, not sparing the flock.
30 Also of your own selves shall men arise [taking hold of you and holding you down], speaking perverse things, [putting themselves in God’s place] to draw away disciples after them.
31 Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.
32 And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified [separated to God, rescued from the hold of wicked men].
33 I have coveted no man’s silver, or gold, or apparel.
34 Yea, you yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me.
35 I have shown you all things, how that so laboring you ought to support [antilambanomai – displace those holding down God’s people] the weak, and to remember the words of the LORD Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give [this word] than to receive [for giving it, which is charity and godliness].

Luke 1
44 For, lo, as soon as the voice of your salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy.
45 And blessed is she that believed [that God’s is in us]: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the LORD.
46 And Mary [who has now rebelled against the status quo] said, My soul does magnify the LORD,
47 And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.
48 For he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden [raised up {nasa’} the handmaid who is heir to her mistress {the status quo} – Proverbs 30:21 thru 23]: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.
49 For he that is mighty has done to me great things; and holy is his name.
50 And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.
51 He has shown strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
52 He has put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.
53 He has filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he has sent empty away.
54 He has helped [antilambanomai – freed from those holding down] his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy;
55 As he spoke [promised] to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed forever.

Isaiah 49
5 And now, saith the LORD that formed me from the womb [see Luke 1:44 above] to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered [into ONE BODY], yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the LORD, and my God shall be my strength.
6 And he said, It is a light thing that you shouldest be my [your master’s] servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give you for a light to the Gentiles, that you mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth [the beginning of this new heaven and earth].
7 Thus saith the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel [who bought him], and his Holy One, to him whom man despises, to him whom the nation abhors, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the LORD that is faithful, and the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose you.
8 Thus saith the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard you, and in a day of salvation have I helped you [as in Luke 1:54 above]: and I will preserve you, and give you for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages;
9 That you mayest say to the prisoners [held captives: held down], Go forth; to them that are in darkness [who were in ignorance], Show yourselves. They shall feed in the ways [derek – see Luke 1:53], and their pastures shall be in all high places.
10 They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them [the fire in the churches, caused by corrupt elements: ideas and ways, of the men who’ve seized and hold them]: for he that has mercy on them shall lead them, even by the springs of water shall he guide them.
11 And I will make all my mountains a way [derek, God’s ways of enlightening, and His just wrath, now willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance], and my highways shall be [the only way] exalted [ruwm – raised].

22 Thus saith the LORD God, Behold, I will lift up [nasa’] mine hand to the Gentiles, and set up [ruwm – exalt] my standard [nec – the pole upon which the son of man must be, has been, lifted, as a master above all others] to the people: and they shall bring your sons in their arms, and your daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders.
23 And kings shall be your nursing fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers [the men in governments, in church and state, shall be your servants, as they should be]: they shall bow down to you with their face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of your feet; and you shall know that I am the LORD: for they shall not be ashamed that wait for me.
24 Shall the prey be taken from the mighty [powers of this world, and God’s people who are their prey], or the lawful captive [the mighty of this corrupt world, who hold you down] delivered?
25 But thus saith the LORD, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away [from them], and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered: for I will contend with him that contends with you, and I will save your children.
26 And I will feed them that oppress you with their own flesh [their own corruption]; and they shall be drunken with their own blood [the life they drain from the world], as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I the LORD am your Savior and your Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.

1 Timothy 6
1 Let as many servants as are under the yoke [in work, bound together with] count their own masters [despotes] worthy of all honor [time – the highest place, the price paid to purchase {Tim}], that the name of God and his doctrine [didaskalia – this teaching] be not blasphemed.
2 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of [antilambanomai – displacers of those holding God’s people down] the benefit. These things teach and exhort.
3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our LORD Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine [didaskalia – this teaching] which is according to godliness; [1 Timothy 3: 16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit {revealed in the manifestation}, seen of angels {those who become His messengers – yoked together with Him in this work of teaching}, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up [above all others, as master, King of kings, and LORD of Lords] into glory.]
4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strife of words, whereof comes envy, strife, railings, evil surmising,
5 Perverse disputing of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain [of money, which they love] is godliness: from such withdraw yourself.
6 But godliness [God manifested in our flesh] with contentment is great gain.
7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition [apoleia – taken away in their own errors, melting away in the heat of the fires their ideas and ways have caused].
[2 Peter 2:15 And account that the longsuffering of our LORD is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him has written unto you; 16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrestle, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction {apoleia – unto their own melting away}.]
10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
11 But you, O man of God [only used {New Testament} of Timothy], flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto you are also called, and have professed a good profession before many witnesses.
13 I give you charge in the sight of God, who quickens all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession;
14 That you keep this commandment without spot, unrebukable, until the appearing [the manifestation in my flesh] of our LORD Jesus Christ:
15 Which in his times he shall show, who is the blessed and only Potentate [most mighty], the King of kings, and LORD of lords;
16 Who only has immortality, dwelling in the light [understanding] which no man can approach unto; whom no man has seen, nor can see: to whom be honor [time – who bought His people with a price] and power everlasting. Amen.
17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high-minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy;
18 That they do good [lead as God leads], that they be rich in good works [yoked with Him], ready to distribute [freely giving as He has given us], willing to communicate [this word];
19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.
20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to your trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called [avoiding pseudo-science that rules the day – errors which are at best ignorance, and in most cased outright known lies used to control and manipulate men, for the love of money]:
21 Which some professing [such ignorance and lies] have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with you. Amen.

The word rendered “benefit,” in 1 Timothy 6:2 above, of which we are partakers (antilambanomai), is the twice used Greek word euergesia, meaning a good deed done (Divine beneficence). The one other time it appears is in Acts 4:9, where it’s “the good deed done,” teaching which, in the title verse, “grieved” the religious powers sitting in God’s seat. These men are those who deny the LORD who bought them, as He comes as light (understanding), which they reject, because their deeds are evil (misleading). They choose to perish in the darkness rather than repent.

Acts 4
7 And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, By what power, or by what name, have you done this?
8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, You rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,
9 If we this day be examined of the good deed done [euergesia] to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole;
10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by [en – through God in Him] the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by [en – in] him does this man stand here before you whole.
11 This is the stone which was set at naught of you builders [the religious who are grieved by their own evil ideas and ways, and their refusal to repent], which is become the head of the corner.
12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled [their eyes were opened]; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus [and His teaching was in them Him alive doing good deeds].
14 And beholding the man which was healed standing [risen] with them, they could say nothing against it.

Revelation 16
1 And I heard a great voice [of God] out of the temple saying to the seven angels [messengers, doing the work commanded by the master’s One voice], Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God [His word, light and comfort to the repentant and wrath and perdition to those who reject it] upon the earth.
2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast [confusion now turned mass delusion, which leads men into misery, death, and hell], and upon them which worshipped his image [marked by the same confusion].
3 And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea [all humanity]; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea [because they were led into it].
4 And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters [the words of intentional delusion, that flow now to all humanity]; and they became blood [what drained the life from this generation and keeps it down and dead].
5 And I heard the angel of the waters say [God’s word showing these things and calling all to repentance], You are righteous, O LORD, which are, and were, and shall be, because you have judged thus.
6 For they [the wicked exalted to power and sitting in Your place] have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and you have given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.
7 And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, LORD God Almighty, true and righteous are your judgments.
8 And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun [the church]; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire [the fires caused by those whose ideas and ways have replaced God’s].
9 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which has power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.
10 And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast [the powers of the world, in church and state, united in Babylon, meaning mass confusion and delusion]; and his kingdom was full of darkness [ignorance]; and they gnawed their tongues for [their words that are the cause of their] pain [ponos],
11 And blasphemed the God of heaven [they vilified God and His word of full understanding] because of their pains [ponos] and their sores [the cause of their wounds], and repented not of their [evil misleading] deeds.
12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up [so the evil misleading hidden below the surface of their waters {word} are seen], that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.
13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs [that were before hidden in their words {waters}] come out of the mouth [words] of the dragon [devouring all who follow them], and out of the mouth [words] of the beast [Babylon – of confusion now turned mass delusion], and out of the mouth [words] of the false prophet [telling people, broadcasting to the world, lies saying they know what is coming, meant to manipulate, deceive, and destroy the earth with fear of imaginary monsters, misleading away from the salvation in God’s word, His good deeds in His good leading].
14 For they are the spirits of devils [misleaders], working miracles [lies they say they see, created illusions], which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
15 Behold, I come as a thief [unknown in the night; to the ignorant who aren’t watching]. Blessed is he that watches, and keeps his garments [purity, so you will understand the LORD at His appearing and kingdom, which these misleaders hide in the ignorance they spew], lest [they take away your purified mind, and] he walk naked, and they see his shame [when he doesn’t reach the expected end].
16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon [this mountain, the high place of the LORD where his voice is heard, of the arranged time and place, of our comfort and the enemy’s perdition].
17 And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air [to clear it, so we plainly see and understanding all things]; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven [full understanding], from the throne, saying, “It is done.”
18 And there were voices, and thunders [voices of understanding], and lightnings [and understanding]; and there was a great earthquake [and the earth is shaken, so the wicked are shaken from it], such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.
19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon [the rule of confusion] came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
20 And every island fled away [all the places without this word of God], and the mountains [the corrupt high places that have risen over the earth] were not found.
21 And there fell upon men a great hail [this word of God, that was frozen, reserved in heaven, with God who only has full understanding, sent as fire to the earth to destroy the current crop of misleaders] out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God [vilified His word] because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.

Friends, the despotes (master) is the LORD coming and revealing Himself, in His king, as His chosen supreme ruler of the earth. Of the ten times, the word appears, five its rendered “master,” and the others it’s rendered “LORD.”

Acts 4
23 And being let go [by those hold them down, not permitting them to speak this word of God openly], they went to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said unto them.
24 And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, LORD [despotes – master, who rules this world], you are God, which have made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is:
25 Who by the mouth of your servant David have said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things?
26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the LORD, and against his Christ [the master He has chosen over this world, the one in the same Psalm {Psalms 2} declares the LORD has declared him His son].
27 For of a truth against your holy child Jesus, whom you have anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,
28 For to do whatsoever your hand and your counsel determined before to be done.
29 And now, LORD, behold their threatening: and grant unto your servants, that with all boldness they may speak your word,
30 By stretching forth your hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of your holy child Jesus.
31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together [into ONE BODY]; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.

Revelation 21
1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea [there are only those in heaven with God and those in hell with devils].
2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride [the heir] adorned for her husband.
3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain [ponos]: for the former things are passed away.
5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
7 He that overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

Earlier, in Revelation 6:10, we are told of those who’ve died (the first and their only death), who died for the word of God, and their testimony. They are asking the LORD, who they know is the master (despotes), when He is going to avenge them. He tells them to have patience, and then clothes them with white (pure) garments.

Revelation 6
9 And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O LORD [despotes – the ruler, master, that LORD appoints over all the earth], holy and true, do you not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
11 And white [pure] robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellow-servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

2 Peter 2
1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily [secretly, from their own imaginations, create lies] shall bring in damnable [apoleia – that cause them and those who follow their ways to perish] heresies [hairesis], even denying the LORD [despotes – the master, the ruler the LORD has chosen over all the earth] that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction [apoleia – perdition].
2 And many shall follow their pernicious [aploeia – the ways that lead to their own destruction] ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of [as it is this day].
3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned [fraudulent] words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingers not, and their damnation [apoleia – perishing, perdition] slumbers not.

2 Peter 3
3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God [this same word of God] the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition [apoleia] of ungodly men.
8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the LORD as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
9 The LORD is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
10 But the day of the LORD will come as a thief in the night [unknown, in the ignorance of men]; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements [stoicheion – the corrupt foundational ideas and ways of men] shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

Jude 1
3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that you should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered [by this word] unto the saints.
4 For there are 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 [despotes – the master chosen and sent to rule the world] God, and our LORD Jesus Christ.
5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though you once knew this, how that the LORD, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.
6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left [apoleipo] their own habitation [forgot they were created to give God’s word, not their own], he has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness [in ignorance – having forgotten what was once known by the faithful] unto the judgment of the great day.

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.
20 But you, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,
21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our LORD Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
22 And of some have compassion, making a difference:
23 And others save with fear, pulling [harpazo – “caught up”] them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted [defiled] by the flesh.
24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
25 To the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.

Psalms 2
1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
3 Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
4 He that sits in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision.
5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
6 Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.
7 I will declare the decree: the LORD has said unto me, You are my Son; this day have I begotten you.
8 Ask of me, and I shall give you the heathen for your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for your possession.
9 You shall break them with a rod of iron; you shall dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.
10 Be wise now therefore, O you kings: be instructed, you judges of the earth.
11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

The LORD begins, above in Galatians 5:1, continuing His instruction into His kingdom, into His acknowledged presence, liberation, and life everlasting. Herein (Galatians) He (through Paul) has just spoken of the two covenants (old and new), in an allegory, describing them as the bondwoman and the free. He says the first (bondage) is Sinai, which we know means thorny and tells of His coming against misleaders, which He also calls Agar (Hagar), meaning flight.

The name (Agar) speaks of them (the misleaders) taken out of the way, and of what the law was intended to do, free us from those who were, for their aggrandization (putting themselves in God’s place), leading us in ways of (gendering) bondage to outward appearance. Theirs is righteousness through adherence to their creations, corrupt rules and regulations they add, to be commended and approved of by the same men making them. For such adherence, they approve and commend themselves among themselves.

This liberty, peace, and security therein are what He codified in the Ten Commandments after He freed us from oppression and took us into the wilderness. Of these few necessary laws, which we will briefly discuss below, the first five are intended to keep us free from misleaders (devils, putting themselves in God’s place, doing the work of Satan, either saying “God said,” or making themselves gods). The second five are those intended for our peace; how to treat others and how we are treated, which, when followed, produce security in mind, body, and estate, no matter the person’s position (including those in the womb), power, or wealth (estate).

As we know, these ideas are found in the name Jerusalem (from the words yara’ and shalam), the place and people God creates as these ideas and way flow (are spoken through His messenger) from Him in His new heaven and earth.

Here following are the definitions and rendered forms of these words from the Strong’s Hebrew Diction:

Strong’s #3384: yarah (pronounced yaw-raw’) or (2 Chr. 26:15) yara’; {yaw-raw’}; a primitive root; properly, to flow as water (i.e. to rain); transitively, to lay or throw (especially an arrow, i.e. to shoot); figuratively, to point out (as if by aiming the finger), to teach:–(+) archer, cast, direct, inform, instruct, lay, show, shoot, teach(-er,-ing), through.

Strong’s #7999: shalam (pronounced shaw-lam’) a primitive root; to be safe (in mind, body or estate); figuratively, to be (causatively, make) completed; by implication, to be friendly; by extension, to reciprocate (in various applications):–make amends, (make an) end, finish, full, give again, make good, (re-)pay (again), (make) (to) (be at) peace(-able), that is perfect, perform, (make) prosper(-ous), recompense, render, requite, make restitution, restore, reward, X surely.

The degeneration of this, falling away from God’s intended liberty, began in the garden, another allegory speaking of simplicity and peace, in Eden, that comes by following only God’s word flowing directly from Him. There, the serpent saying “God said” misled God’s people into a state of confusion and confounded language. There they became unable to know why they should choose good (God’s leading) and refuse evil (misleading that destroys people, liberty, security, and thereby societies and civilization). Understanding this spiritual truth, the deep meaning contained below the surface of all just (good) law, is divinely intended to (by understanding) lead us to choose good and flee from devils (taking them, their evil, out of the way).

Psalms 78
1 Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
2 I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:
3 Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us.
4 We will not hide them from their children, showing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he has done.
5 For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children:
6 That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children:
7 That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments:
8 And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation that set not their heart [the basic elements in their mind, the ideas upon which they base all their words and actions] aright, and whose spirit was not steadfast [the “stand fast” in the title verse] with God.
9 The children of Ephraim [God’s people in this evil generation], being armed, and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle. [Hebrews 10:39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition [apoleia]; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.]
10 They kept not the covenant of God, and refused to walk in his law;
11 And forgot his works, and his wonders that he had shown them.

What God’s people forgot, even the very zealous, is His way. They forgot His promise, saying He will never leave us. Therefore, logic, the intelligence He’s given all, should cause His people to wonder why they don’t “see” Him. It’s because, based on what they have been taught, they look for outward appearance and position rather than the inward marvel: His glory in His manifested approval, which the misleaders and powers of the world reject.

Hebrews 13
5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as you have: for he has said, I will never leave you, nor forsake you.
6 So that we may boldly say, The LORD is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.
8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.
9 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines [of devils, misleaders among you sitting in God’s place]. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats [men’s creations, rules and regulations meant to restrict your God-given liberty], which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.
10 We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle [the old corrupt body, which is taken away].
11 For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp.
12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate.
13 Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.

1 Samuel 13
14 But now your kingdom [Saul – who the people desired because of his outward appearance] shall not continue: the LORD has sought him a man after his own heart, and the LORD has commanded him to be captain over his people, because you have not kept that which the LORD commanded you.

Hebrews 13
14 For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.
15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name [for His Salvation that has appeared].
16 But to do good and to communicate forget not [telling of His way and giving this word as received]: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

1 Timothy 3
14 These things write I unto you, hoping to come unto you shortly:
15 But if I tarry long, that you mayest know how you ought to behave yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

1 Timothy 4
1 Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils [misleaders among them, sitting in God’s place];
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
3 Forbidding to marry [forbidding to join into ONE BODY with the LORD], and commanding to abstain from meats [making their own rules and regulation, and teaching to refuse ] which God has created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:
5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
6 If you put the brethren in remembrance of these things, you shall be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up [in good things] in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto you have attained.
7 But refuse profane and old wives’ fables [the things these misleaders have made up and added to God’s good leading into liberty], and exercise yourself rather [work out of you the corruption these men have added] unto godliness.
8 For bodily exercise profits little [and exercising the mind profit much]: but godliness [God manifested in our flesh, as in verse 16 above] is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
9 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.
10 For therefore we both labor and suffer reproach [His reproach, outside the camp], because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, specially of those that believe.
11 These things command and teach.
12 Let no man despise your youth; but be you an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
14 Neglect not the gift that is in you, which was given you by prophecy [that tells of my coming], with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
15 Meditate upon these things; give yourself wholly to them; that your profiting [into godliness {God} manifested in our flesh] may appear to all.
16 Take heed unto yourself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this you shall both save yourself, and them that hear you.

Hebrews 1
8 But unto the Son he saith, Your throne, O God, is forever and ever: a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of your kingdom.
9 You have loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows.
10 And, You, LORD, in the beginning have laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of your hands:
11 They shall perish [will be taken away]; but you remainest; and they all shall wax old as does a garment;
12 And as a vesture shall you fold them up, and they shall be changed: but you are the same [yesterday, today, forever], and your years shall not fail [ek-leipo, shall not later, at the shaking end of the old world, be removed].
13 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool?
14 Are they not all [angels] ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

Hebrews 2
1 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.
2 For if the word spoken by angels was steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward;
3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the LORD, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;
4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?
5 For unto the angels has he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak.
6 But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that you are mindful of him? or the son of man that you visit him?
7 You made him a little lower than the angels; you crowned him with glory and honor, and did set him over the works of your hands:
8 You have put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.
9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
11 For both he that sanctifies [separates us from corruption] and they who are sanctified are all of ONE [BODY]: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,
12 Saying, I will declare your name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto you.
13 And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God has given me.
14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil [the misleaders who’ve led the world into death and hell, from where Jehovah’s Salvation has now risen to raise His people with Him. I and the children God has given me are for signs and wonders];
15 And deliver them who through fear of death [fear not death, because it has no power over us] were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

1 Samuel 13
14 But now your kingdom [Saul – who the people desired because of outward appearance] shall not continue: the LORD has sought him a man after his own heart, and the LORD has commanded him to be captain over his people, because you have not kept that which the LORD commanded you

1 Samuel 16
12 And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the LORD said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he.
13 Then Samuel [shmuw’el – heard God, those who’ve received the report of the LORD, the shmuw’ah, heard Jehovah] took the horn of oil, and anointed him in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David [a man of war, not with carnal things, but for the pulling down of stronghold of misleaders not following God’s commandments] from that day forward.

Galatians 4
1 Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differs nothing from a servant, though he be LORD of all;
2 But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.
3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements [stoicheion – the corrupt ideas and ways of men who’ve misled into death and hell] of the world:
4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
6 And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
7 Wherefore you are no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
8 Howbeit then, when you knew not God, you did service unto them which by nature are no gods.
9 But now, after that you have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn you again to the weak and beggarly elements [stoicheion – the corrupt ideas and ways of the world], whereunto you desire again to be in bondage? [These are the “elements” Peter tells us, in 2 Peter 3, melt away, when the LORD comes with the word reserved in heaven, to end the corrupt heaven and earth and create the new, wherein dwells righteousness]
10 You observe days, and months, and times, and years [you and those you listen to, never see today as the day the LORD foretold, and are always looking for, lusting for, something more, never saying you’ve seen enough].
11 I am afraid of you, lest [if you cannot see this is the day for which the LORD has prepared all things, the day He promised] I have bestowed upon you labor in vain.
12 Brethren, I beseech you, be as I am; for I Am as you are [in the world]: you have not injured me at all. [1 John 3:1 Behold, what manner of love {agape – charity, giving us His word} the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knows us not, because it knew him not [and without His word are unable to see Him inthe world}. 2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifies himself {by washing in these pure waters}, even as he is pure. 4 Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. 5 And ye know that he was manifested to TAKE AWAY our sins; and in him is no sin.]
13 You know how through infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel unto you at the first.
14 And my temptation which was in my flesh you despised not, nor rejected; but received me as an angel [messenger] of God, even as Christ Jesus [the LORD God speaking through me].
15 Where is then the blessedness you spoke of? for I bear you record, that, if it had been possible, you would have plucked out your own eyes, and have given them to me [so that I would see as you saw corruption, which you thought was correct].
16 Am I, therefore, become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?
17 They zealously affect you [with the corruption they though was correct], but not well [not with good leading]; yea, they would exclude you, that you might [by the word of God in you] affect them.
18 But it is good to be zealously affected always in a good thing, and not only when I am present with you.
19 My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,
20 I desire to be present with you now, and to change my voice; for I stand in doubt of you.
21 Tell me, you that desire to be under the law, do you not hear the law?
22 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman.
23 But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise.
24 Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which genders to bondage, which is Agar.
25 For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answers to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children.
26 But [New and Heavenly {with full understanding of the Spirit of the law}] Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother [wisdom and teacher] of us all.
27 For it is written, Rejoice, you barren that bear not; break forth and cry, you that travail not: for the desolate has many more children than she which has a husband [which is joined with the LORD, in His ONE BODY].
28 Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise.
29 But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.
30 Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out [take away] the bondwoman [who holds you down, and will {katecho}, until taken out of the way] and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman.
31 So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free.

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 [through us] from heaven [the place of full understanding]:
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 [taking away] 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.

Galatians 5
1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ [the word and presence of God in the flesh] has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
2 Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if you be circumcised [if you think you are saved by an outward appearance, and not by mere belief in God’s promises, the word of] Christ shall profit you nothing.
3 For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.
4 Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; you are fallen from grace.
5 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.
6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith [believing His promises] which worketh by love [agape – charity, by giving this word of God].
7 You did run well; who did hinder you that you should not obey the truth?
8 This persuasion comes not of him that calleth you.
9 A little leaven leavens [the corruption of unfaithful men] the whole lump.
10 I have confidence in you through the LORD, that you will be none otherwise minded: but he that troubles you shall bear his judgment, whosoever he be.
11 And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased.
12 I would they were even cut off [taken away] which trouble you.
13 For, brethren, you have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love [agape – charity, giving this word of God] serve one another.
14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; You shall love [agapao – charity, as God has given you, give] your neighbor as yourself.
15 But if you bite and devour one another, take heed that you be not consumed one of another.
16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that you cannot do the things that you would.
18 But if you be led of the Spirit, you are not under the law.

Romans 3
31 Do we then make void the law through faith [in God’s promises]? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.

Romans 6
6 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
3 Know you not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life [in His new creation].
5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.
8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:
9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dies no more; death has no more dominion over him.
10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he lives, he lives unto God.
11 Likewise reckon you also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our LORD.
12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in the lusts thereof.

1 Corinthians 15
12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?
13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:
14 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.
15 Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.
16 For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:
17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; you are yet in your sins.
18 Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.
19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first-fruits of them that slept.
21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
23 But every man in his own order: Christ the first-fruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.
24 Then comes the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
25 For he must reign, till he has put all enemies under his feet.
26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
27 For he has put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.
28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

Matthew 22
31 But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have you not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,
32 I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.
33 And when the multitude heard this, they were astonished at his doctrine.
34 But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together.
35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,
36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said unto him, You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. [These two are the Spirit in the law, to keep us from misleaders and give us peace on earth.]
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
42 Saying, What think you of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David.
43 He saith unto them, How then does David in spirit call him LORD, saying,
44 The LORD said unto my LORD, Sit you on my right hand, till I make your enemies your footstool?
45 If David then called him LORD, how is he his son?
46 And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.

Psalms 110
1 The LORD said unto my LORD, Sit you at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.
2 The LORD shall send the rod of your strength out of Zion: rule you in the midst of your enemies.
3 Your people shall be willing in the day of your power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: you have the dew of your youth.
4 The LORD has sworn, and will not repent, You are a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.
5 The LORD at your right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath.
6 He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries.
7 He shall drink of the brook in the way [derek – the LORD’s way, in which there is continuance – by which we remain after the shaking]: therefore shall he lift up the head [of His king and High priest in the order of Melchizedek].

The answer to the LORD question in Matthew 22:45, which silences His critics, is speaking of the end of strife (as at Meribah – mriybah), when the LORD is sanctified (as at Kadesh – qadash) among His people. As we know, these parenthetical descriptions refer us to Numbers 20, when LORD told Moses to speak (sanctify – declare the LORD the rock from where His word flowed) to the rock in the presence of all His people. Moses instead struck the Rock a second time; in pattern, crucifying the LORD again instead of taking up His own cross; therefore, he (Moses) wasn’t permitted to enter the Promised Land.

This “sanctification” is spoken of in Hebrews 10:29, saying it is the LORD’s sacrifice by which He is declared holy. The chapter speaks of the LORD coming to do the Father’s will, in the flesh body He has prepared (sanctified – made holy). His sacrifice is the public mocking and rejection He long suffered to deliver the message, as David long-suffered waiting for his throne, and unlike Moses, like David, declaring it is the LORD himself speaking through and in Him.

2 Samuel 23
1 Now these be the last words of David. David the son of Jesse said, and the man who was raised up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of Israel, said,
2 The Spirit of the LORD spoke by me, and his word was in my tongue.
3 The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me, He that rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.
4 And he shall be as the light of the morning [the understanding of a new day], when the sun rise [shining upon all who come out of the corrupt houses to see Him], even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain [after He sends His word from heaven and empties the clouds by reassembling all the elements that were held there, reserved unto fire and the judgment of the ungodly].
5 Although my house be not so with God; yet he has made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things, and sure: for this is all my salvation, and all my desire, although he makes it not to grow.
6 But the sons of Belial [all those who worship the idols men have put in God’s place] shall be all of them as thorns thrust [misleaders – taken] away, because they cannot be taken with hands:
7 But the man that shall touch them must be fenced with iron and the staff of a spear; and they shall be utterly burned with fire in the same place.

Hebrews 10
5 Wherefore when he comes into the world, he says, Sacrifice and offering you would not, but a body have you prepared me:
6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin you have had no pleasure. [Hosea 6:6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.]
7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do your will, O God.
8 Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin you would not, neither had pleasure therein; which are offered by the law;
9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do your will, O God. He TAKES AWAY the first, that he may establish the second.
10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
11 And every priest stands daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:
12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down on the right hand of God;
13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.
14 For by one offering he has perfected forever them that are sanctified.
15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before,
16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the LORD, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them [giving them understanding, the knowledge of God, so they will know to choose good and refuse evil];
17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.
19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest [into the presence of God] by the blood of Jesus,
20 By a new and living way, which he has consecrated for us, through the veil [behind which the LORD’s presence is found]; that is to say, his flesh;
21 And having a high priest [in the order of Melchizedek, as David, the king of peace and the king of righteousness] over the house of God;
22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled [by the voice of the LORD, speaking here from heaven] from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water [flowing directly from the LORD].
23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love [agape – charity, freely giving this word of God as received from Him] and to good works:
25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together [into ONE BODY under one king, of the LORD’s choosing], as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as you see the day approaching.
26 For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remains no more sacrifice for sins,
27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
28 He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose you, shall he be thought worthy, who has trodden under foot the Son of God, and has counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and has done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
30 For we know him that has said, Vengeance belongs unto me, I will recompense, saith the LORD. And again, The LORD shall judge his people.
31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
32 But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after you were illuminated [when those before us were given this understanding], you endured a great fight of afflictions;
33 Partly, whilst you were made a gazing-stock [were held up for public mocking and ridicule] both by reproaches and afflictions [because they, our forefathers in Christ, declared the LORD is alive, with and in them]; and partly, whilst you became companions of them that were so used.
34 For you had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that you have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.
35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which has great recompence of reward.
36 For you have need of patience, that, after you have done the will of God [after you have shown His charity, giving these life-giving waters, freely, as He gave them], you might receive the promise.
37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.
38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition [apoleia]; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.

The word apoleia is (said to be) “presumed” from a word meaning destruction. It is more accurately a derivative of the six times used Greek word apoleipo, from the words apo, meaning away or off, and leipo, meaning “to leave, i.e. (intransitively or passively) to fail or be absent.” It (apoleia) is speaking of those taken or melting away, as in something forgotten.

It (apoleipo) is used above in verse 26, saying once this truth is known, and men refuse it and choose evil, “there remains no more” sacrifice for sin, meaning the LORD has not come to die again for what He once died.

Hebrews 10
26 For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remains no more [apoleipo] sacrifice for sins,
27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
28 He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose you, shall he be thought worthy, who has trodden under foot the Son of God, and has counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and has done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
30 For we know him that has said, Vengeance belongs unto me, I will recompense, saith the LORD. And again, The LORD shall judge his people.
31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

Jude 1
3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that you should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered [by this word] unto the saints.
4 For there are 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.
5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though you once knew this, how that the LORD, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not. 6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left [apoleipo] their own habitation [forgot they were created to give God’s word, not their own], he has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness [in ignorance – having forgotten what was once known by the faithful] unto the judgment of the great day.

Hebrews 4
1 Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.
2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
3 For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
4 For he spoke in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.
5 And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.
6 Seeing therefore it remains [apoleipo – true but forgotten] that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:
7 Again, he limits a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if you will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
8 For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.
9 There remains [apoleipo – true but forgotten] therefore a rest to the people of God.
10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also has ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
11 Let us labor [doing good works of charity] therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest [in the order of Melchizedek], that is passed into the heavens [the place of full understanding], Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
15 For we have not a high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin [with full understanding and good works].
16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Hebrews 5
1 For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins:
2 Who can have compassion on the ignorant, and on them that are out of the way; for that he himself also is compassed with infirmity.
3 And by reason hereof he ought, as for the people, so also for himself, to offer for sins.
4 And no man takes this honor unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.
5 So also Christ glorified not himself to be made a high priest; but he that said unto him, You are my Son, today have I begotten you.
6 As he saith also in another place, You are a priest forever after the order of Melchisedec.
7 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared;
8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;
9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;
10 Called of God a high priest after the order of Melchisedec.
11 Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing you are dull of hearing.
12 For when for the time you ought to be teachers, you have need that one teach you again which be the first principles [stoicheion – elements] of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
13 For every one that uses milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
14 But strong meat [this deep understanding that gives strength] belongs to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

Psalms 2
1 Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
3 “Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us [that restrict our evil and chain us in darkness].”
4 He that sits in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision [in their own {evil} delusion, unable to discern reality {good}].
5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
6 Yet have I [Jehovah] set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.
7 I [Timothy] will declare the decree: the LORD has said unto me, You are my Son; this day have I begotten you.
8 Ask of me, and I shall give you the heathen for your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for your possession.
9 You shall break them with a rod of iron; you shall dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.
10 Be wise now therefore, O you kings: be instructed, you judges of the earth.
11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish from the way [derek], when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

Isaiah 64
1 Oh that you [LORD] would tear open the heavens [and send understanding as You have], that you would come down [as You have], that the mountains might flow down at your presence [paniym – Your face, which we now understand, and from where flows Your ways of peace: Yara’shalam – Jerusalem],
2 As when the melting fire burns [as a lamp of Your Salvation bringing light: understanding taking away ignorance], the fire causes the waters to boil [the words to be purified], to make your name [Jehovah’s Salvation personified – JESUS] known to your adversaries, that the nations may tremble at your presence [paniym – Your face, which we now understand was only hidden by the darkness of our ignorance of your ways and ideas]!
3 When you did terrible things which we looked not for [because we were misled into ignorance], you came down, the mountains flowed down [Your truth] at your presence [paniym – Your face revealed].
4 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.
5 You meet him that rejoices and worketh righteousness, those that remember you in your ways [derek]: behold, you are wroth; for we have sinned: in those [Your ways and our confession of our ignorance] is continuance, and we shall be saved.
6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousness are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
7 And there is none that calleth upon your name, that stirs up himself to take hold of you: for you have hid your face [paniym – presence] from us, and have consumed us, because of our iniquities.
8 But now, O LORD, you are our Father [who corrects us]; we are the clay, and you our potter; and we all are the work of your hand.
9 Be not wroth very sore, O LORD, neither remember iniquity forever: behold, see, we beseech you, we are all your people.
10 Your holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.
11 Our holy and our beautiful house, where our fathers praised you, is burned up with fire: and all our pleasant things are laid waste.
12 Will you refrain yourself for these things, O LORD? will you hold your peace, and afflict us very sore?

Psalms 32
A Psalm of David, Maschil [God’s instruction through him]
1 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
2 Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputes not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.
3 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.
4 For day and night your hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.
5 I acknowledge my sin unto you, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
6 For this shall every one that is godly pray unto you in a time when you mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters [evil misleading words of wicked men] they shall not come nigh unto him.
7 You are my hiding place; you shall preserve me from trouble; you shall compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.
8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way [derek – in which is continuance] which you shall go: I will guide you with mine eye.
9 Be you not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto you.
10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusts in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about.
11 Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, you righteous: and shout for joy, all you that are upright in heart.

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

The above is Paul and Timothy, describing our inner power during a discourse contrasting it against the outward appearance. The word rendered “pulling down” is the three times used Greek word kathairesis, from the words kata, meaning down, and the hairesis (heresy), “a choice, i.e. (specially) a party or (abstractly) disunion.”

This latter word directs us to 2 Peter 2:1, where it’s rendered “heresies,” per the previous post, here telling of what separates us from knowing the LORD. It’s the decision by which men separate themselves from the LORD, thereby choosing evil and its end in death and hell.

Friends, this is one of the most important of all the many posts I’ve written. It is the LORD’s shout, the last trumpet sounding, when all things are made clear (full understanding, heaven, has come as light upon the earth), and the choice becomes necessary.

Hear the voice of the LORD:

John 3
11 Truly, truly, I say unto you, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and you receive not our witness.
12 If I have told you earthly things, and you believe not, how shall you believe, if I tell you of heavenly things [from the place of full understanding]?
13 And no man has ascended up to heaven [into full understanding], but he that came down from heaven [received full understanding from the LORD], even the Son of man which is in heaven.
14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up [against the serpents, those misleading this evil generation, whose deceptive words and ideas, their venom destroying God’s people, must be condemned]:
15 That whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believes on him is not condemned: but he that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
19 And this is the condemnation [krisis – the decision that condemns or justifies], that light [understanding] is come into the world, and men loved darkness [ignorance] rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
20 For every one that does evil hate the light, neither comes to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
21 But he that does truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
22 After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized [leading into all truth and life everlasting – never again returning to darkness and death].

2 Peter 1
11 For so an entrance [eisodos – into the kingdom of God] shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ.
12 Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though you know them, and be established in the present truth.
13 Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance;
14 Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our LORD Jesus Christ has shown me.
15 Moreover I will endeavor that you may be able after my decease [exodos – after leaving the old body {come to remembrance and out of the OLD body, which shall not remain}] to have these things always in remembrance.
16 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our LORD Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
17 For he received from God the Father honor and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased [HEAR you Him].
18 And this voice which came from heaven [when we received full understanding] we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.
19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto you do well that you take heed, as unto a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star [phosphoros] arise in your hearts:
20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost [the LORD in them, unknown to the world and working all things toward this moment of awakening by His righteous interpretation].

2 Peter 2
1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily [secretly, from their own imaginations, create lies] shall bring in damnable [apoleia – that cause them and those who follow their ways to perish] heresies [hairesis], even denying the LORD that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction [apoleia – perdition].
2 And many shall follow their pernicious [aploeia – the ways that lead to their own destruction] ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of [as it is this day].
3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned [fraudulent] words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingers not, and their damnation [apoleia – perishing, perdition] slumbers not.

2 Peter 3
3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God [this same word of God] the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition [apoleia] of ungodly men.
8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the LORD as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
9 The LORD is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
10 But the day of the LORD will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements [stoicheion – the corrupt foundational ideas and ways of men] shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements [stoicheion] shall melt with fervent heat?
13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwells righteousness.
14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that you look for such things, be diligent that you may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
15 And account that the longsuffering of our LORD is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him has written unto you;
16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrestle, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction [apoleia – perdition].

The word in the title rendered “stronghold” is the once used Greek word ochuroma, meaning “from a remote derivative of 2192 (meaning to fortify, through the idea of holding safely); a castle (figuratively, argument).” It derives from the word echo (2192), referring to what Paul describes, in 2 Thessalonians 2:6 & 7, as the mystery of iniquity already at work, which Peter defines above when speaking of heresies. Paul uses the word katecho, rendered “withhold” and “lets” to tell of those holding God’s people down, who will do so until they (the false prophets and false teachers among us) are taken out of the way.

This (taking away) is the LORD’s war, pulling down these strongholds, and why He sends a soldier, making full proof of His presence leading away from their errors and into His light.

2 Thessalonians 2
5 Remember you not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
6 And now you know what [misleaders in church and state] withholds [katecho] that he might be revealed in his time.
7 For the mystery of iniquity does already work: only he who now lets [katecho] will let, until he be taken out of the way [mesos – out of our midst].
8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the LORD shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness [understanding] of his coming:
9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
13 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the LORD, because God has from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our LORD Jesus Christ.
15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which you have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
16 Now our LORD Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which has loved us, and has given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,
17 Comfort your hearts, and establish you in every good word and work.

The proof of my right (charge) to redeem, the evidence sealed and open, comes in exposing the misleading and revealing the truth already present (finished) in His word.

1 Corinthians 11
19 For there must be also heresies [hairesis – from the unworthy, who eat and drink with us, but are misled and mislead, for the price of betrayal, the mere morsels of Esau] among you, that they which are approved [dokimos – by God] may be made manifest among you.
20 When you come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the LORD’s supper.
21 For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper [not the supper the LORD provides]: and one is hungry [one doesn’t give enough], and another is drunken [and the other adds to it His own misleading words].
22 What? have you not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise you the church of God [where only His pure word should be given as received from Him], and shame them that have not? what shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not.
23 For I have received of the LORD that which also I delivered unto you, that the LORD Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed [for the love of money] took bread:
24 And when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, Take, eat: this [word of God I give you] is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.
25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, this cup is the New Testament in my blood [paying the price to give it as received, long suffering the violence of those who mislead and have broken my body into many scatter and confused pieces]: this do you, as oft as you drink it, in remembrance of me.
26 For as often as you eat this bread, and drink this cup, you do show the LORD’s death till he come.
27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the LORD, unworthily [anaxios – misleading, going against established rules, principles, and laws], shall be guilty of the [breaking the] body and blood [the betrayal] of the LORD.
28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.
29 For he that eats and drinks unworthily [anaxios], eats and drinks damnation to himself, not discerning the LORD’s body [The LORD in those approved and commended by God].
30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep [are dead].
31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
32 But when we are judged, we are chastened [corrected] of the LORD, that we should not be condemned with the world [this evil generation].

The other two times the word kathairesis appears are in telling of what Paul says in the final verses above: the LORD’s intention is our edification, teaching, so we understand. Those who refuse Him now, after He has manifested His presence just as He said, choose darkness and unavoidable death and hell.

2 Corinthians 10
1 Now I Timothy myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you, but being absent am bold toward you:
2 But I beseech you, that I may not be bold when I am present with that confidence, wherewith I think to be bold against some, which think of us as if we walked according to the flesh.
3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down [kathairesis] of strong holds [echuroma – the hold of Rome: whose strength is in their misleading words: the mystery of iniquity;)
5 Casting down imaginations [the corrupt thoughts, ideas and ways, they’ve created], and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
7 Do you look on things after the outward appearance? if any man trust to himself that he is Christ’s, let him of himself think this again, that, as he is Christ’s, even so are we Christ’s.
8 For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the LORD has given us for edification [to give you understanding], and not for your destruction [kathairesis], I should not be ashamed:
9 That I may not seem as if I would terrify you by letters.
10 For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech contemptible.
11 Let such an one think this, that, such as we are in word by letters when we are absent, such will we be also in deed when we are present.
12 For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.
13 But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule [kanon – the established principles and laws] which God has distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you.
14 For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as though we reached not unto you: for we are come as far as to you also in preaching the gospel of Christ:
15 Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other men’s labors; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged [you shall understand my authority] by you according to our rule [kanon – cannon] abundantly,
16 To preach the gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast in another man’s line of things made ready to our hand.
17 But he that glories, let him glory in the LORD.
18 For not he that commends himself is approved [dokimos], but whom the LORD commends.

Paul, in verse 17 above, directs us to Jeremiah 9:24 from where it is quoted, to the point in Jeremiah saying, “Let him that glories glory in this, that he understands and KNOWS me, that I Am the LORD.”

Jeremiah 9
12 Who is the wise man, that may understand this? and who is he to whom the mouth of the LORD has spoken, that he may declare it, for what the land perishes and is burned up like a wilderness, that none passes through?
13 And the LORD says, Because they have forsaken my law which I set before them, and have not obeyed my voice, neither walked therein;
14 But have walked after the imagination of their own heart, and after Baalim [the gods of the world], which their fathers taught them:
15 Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will feed them, even this people, with wormwood, and give them water of gall to drink.
16 I will scatter them also among the heathen, whom neither they nor their fathers have known: and I will send a sword after them, till I have consumed them.
17 Thus says the LORD of hosts, Consider you, and call for the mourning women, that they may come; and send for cunning women, that they may come:
18 And let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with waters.
19 For a voice of wailing is heard out of Zion, How are we spoiled! we are greatly confounded, because we have forsaken the land, because our dwellings have cast us out.
20 Yet hear the word of the LORD, O you women, and let your ear receive the word of his mouth, and teach your daughters wailing, and every one her neighbor lamentation.
21 For death is come up into our windows, and is entered into our palaces, to cut off the children from without, and the young men from the streets.
22 Speak, Thus says the LORD, Even the carcasses of men shall fall as dung upon the open field, and as the handful after the harvestman, and none shall gather them.
23 Thus says the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:
24 But let him that glories glory in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, says the LORD.

Exodus 34
5 And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD.
6 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,
7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.

2 Corinthians 13
1 This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.
2 I told you before, and foretell you, as if I were present, the second time; and being absent now I write to them which heretofore have sinned, and to all other, that, if I come again, I will not spare:
3 Since you seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you-ward is not weak, but is mighty in you.
4 For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he lives by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you.
5 Examine yourselves, whether you be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know you not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except you be reprobates [adokimos – unapproved – without proof that the LORD is in you]?
6 But I trust that you shall know that we are not reprobates [adokimos].
7 Now I pray to God that you do no evil; not that we should appear [outwardly] approved [dokimos], but that you should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates [adokimos – outwardly].
8 For we can do nothing against the [honest] truth, but for the truth [Who dwells in us].
9 For we are glad, when we are [outwardly appear] weak, and you are strong: and this also we wish, even your perfection.
10 Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the power which the LORD has given me to edification, and not to destruction [kathairesis].

2 Timothy 2
1 You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2 And the things that you have heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit you to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
3 You therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
4 No man that wars entangles himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who has chosen him to be a soldier.
5 And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.
6 The husbandman that labors must be first partaker of the fruits.
7 Consider what I say; and the LORD give you understanding in all things.
8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:
9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.
10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
11 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him:
12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:
13 If we believe not, yet he abides faithful: he cannot deny himself.
14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the LORD that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.
15 Study to show yourself approved [dokimos] unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strife [are intended to continue endless argument].
24 And the servant of the LORD must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,
25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil [misleaders who put themselves in God’s place], who are taken captive by him at his will.

2 Timothy 3
1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
8 Now as Jannes and Jambres [priests of {Egypt} oppression] withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate [adokimos] concerning the faith.
9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.
10 But you have fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,
11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the LORD delivered me.
12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
14 But continue you in the things which you have learned and have been assured of, knowing of whom you have learned them;
15 And that from a child you have known the holy scriptures, which are able to make you wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished [fully equiped] unto all good works.

2 Timothy 4
1 I charge you therefore before God, and the LORD Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
5 But watch you in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of your ministry.
6 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.
7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the LORD, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

Hebrews 6
1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection [into the presence of God and full understanding]; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
3 And this will we do, if God permit.
4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift [were given full understanding], and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
6 If they shall fall away [if they think they will fly away], to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame [here on earth, in the flesh].
7 For the earth which drinks in the rain that comes oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet [good fruit] for them by whom it is dressed, receives blessing from God:
8 But that which bears thorns and briers [misleaders – and their corrupt fruit] is rejected [adokimos – unapproved, without proof of God’s approval, His proof], and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.
9 But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak.
10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, which you have shown toward his name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
11 And we desire that every one of you do show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:
12 That you be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
13 For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he swore by himself,
14 Saying, Surely blessing [bringing forth good fruit] I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you.
15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.
16 For men truly swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife.
17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:
18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:
19 Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters into that within the veil [into the presence of God, glorying in knowing Him];
20 Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek [king of righteousness raised after the abeyance].

Revelation 5
1 And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.
2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy [axios] to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?
3 And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.
4 And I wept much, because no man was found worthy [axios] to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.
5 And one of the elders said unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.
6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.
7 And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.
8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odors, which are the prayers of saints.
9 And they sung a new song, saying, You are worthy [axios] to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for you were slain, and have redeemed us to God by your blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
10 And have made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
11 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;
12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy [axios] is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing.
13 And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be unto him that sits upon the throne, and unto the Lamb forever and ever.
14 And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that lives forever and ever.

Psalms 114
1 When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language;
2 Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion.
3 The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back.
4 The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs.
5 What ailed you, O you sea, that you fled? you Jordan, that you were driven back?
6 You mountains, that you skipped like rams; and you little hills, like lambs?
7 Tremble, you earth, at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the God of Jacob;
8 Which turned the rock into a standing water, the flint into a fountain of waters.

And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, says the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.

And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, says the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.

The above is the LORD describing the new covenant, by which He brings into being the new creation: the new heaven and earth, the new man, and His new nation. We know this begins by His righteous judgment, correctly assessing the condition of the old heaven and earth, the old man, and the old nation: all built on foundations of corruption: confused, empty, without form, void of truth, wisdom, and understanding.

Because of this (all the foundations destroyed and out of course) the LORD first, again, sends the foundation stone, His firstborn from the dead, a messenger who is His one light giving divine understanding. It is through him, His redeemer, His necessary ransom, He shines His presence revealing His wisdom and knowledge, of things made secrets as they degenerated through poor leadership, were forgotten, and replaced by the corrupt creations of wicked men who exalted themselves into power.

As we know, Jeremiah literally translates to Jehovah rising, and its deeper meaning tells of the LORD rising in him, with the mission to raise His people. The title verse is speaking of what is happening now, as it has, when He put His law, His better ideas and way, in our inward parts, and has written them in our hearts (the foundation of our thinking mind, ideas upon which we speak and act).

In saying the above, in Jeremiah 31:33 (the title is verse 34), the LORD says the time is “after those days,” which refers to the time of the corruption of the foundations, when they are destroyed and out of course (the way). The undeniable evidence of this condition is the world that opens its mouth before our eyes. It’s now in the hand of the wicked and in the process of what it calls “The Great Reset,” which it also attempts to disguise by calling it, “Build Back Better.” What we are experiencing is a mere taste of the oppression, misery, and lack that will come if they remain in control.

The ways they’ve destroyed produced Jeshurun, the name God gives His people, denoting the great prosperity, achievement, and abundance that come from following His better ideas: the way of peace and security. The destruction has come through agitation created by lies and false accusations, demonizing God and His way, claiming it was oppressive and destructive. They said and say the prosperous achievers gained abundance and peace by victimizing those who hadn’t achieved the same. They then stopped teaching the ideas that lead to sustainable prosperity and replaced it with teaching grievance, inciting revenge, rewriting historical truths, all demanding the rejection and abandonment of the only way of sustainable peace and security.

Again, I remind all of what is now forgotten, the understanding that produced this nation, the covenant made with God (the binding agreement He has not forgotten), in the words of President Calvin Coolidge (from his Independence Day speech of 5 July 1926).

“When we take all these circumstances [the history leading to the conclusions of the Founding Fathers] into consideration, it is but natural that the first paragraph of the Declaration of Independence should open with a reference to Nature’s God and should close in the final paragraphs with an appeal to the Supreme Judge of the world and an assertion of a firm reliance on Divine Providence. Coming from these sources, having as it did this background, it is no wonder that Samuel Adams could say “The people seem to recognize this resolution as though it were a decree promulgated from heaven.”

No one can examine this record and escape the conclusion that in the great outline of its principles the Declaration was the result of the religious teachings of the preceding period. The profound philosophy which Jonathan Edwards applied to theology, the popular preaching of George Whitefield, had aroused the thought and stirred the people of the Colonies in preparation for this great event. No doubt the speculations which had been going on in England, and especially on the Continent, lent their influence to the general sentiment of the times. Of course, the world is always influenced by all the experience and all the thought of the past. But when we come to a contemplation of the immediate conception of the principles of human relationship which went into the Declaration of Independence we are not required to extend our search beyond our own shores. They are found in the texts, the sermons, and the writings of the early colonial clergy who were earnestly undertaking to instruct their congregations in the great mystery of how to live. They preached equality because they believed in the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man. They justified freedom by the text that we are all created in the divine image, all partakers of the divine spirit.

Placing every man on a plane where he acknowledged no superiors, where no one possessed any right to rule over him, he must inevitably choose his own rulers through a system of self-government. This was their theory of democracy. In those days such doctrines would scarcely have been permitted to flourish and spread in any other country. This was the purpose which the fathers cherished. In order that they might have freedom to express these thoughts and opportunity to put them into action, whole congregations with their pastors had migrated to the Colonies. These great truths were in the air that our people breathed. Whatever else we may say of it, the Declaration of Independence was profoundly American.

If this apprehension of the facts be correct, and the documentary evidence would appear to verify it, then certain conclusions are bound to follow. A spring will cease to flow if its source be dried up; a tree will wither if its roots be destroyed. In its main features the Declaration of Independence is a great spiritual document. It is a declaration not of material but of spiritual conceptions. Equality, liberty, popular sovereignty, the rights of man — these are not elements which we can see and touch. They are ideals. They have their source and their roots in the religious convictions. They belong to the unseen world. Unless the faith of the American people in these religious convictions is to endure, the principles of our Declaration will perish. We can not continue to enjoy the result if we neglect and abandon the cause.

We are too prone to overlook another conclusion. Governments do not make ideals, but ideals make governments. This is both historically and logically true. Of course the government can help to sustain ideals and can create institutions through which they can be the better observed, but their source by their very nature is in the people. The people have to bear their own responsibilities. There is no method by which that burden can be shifted to the government. It is not the enactment, but the observance of laws, that creates the character of a nation.

About the Declaration there is a finality that is exceedingly restful. It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776, that we have had new thoughts and new experiences which have given us a great advance over the people of that day, and that we may therefore very well discard their conclusions for something more modern. But that reasoning can not be applied to this great charter. If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction can not lay claim to progress. They are reactionary. Their ideas are not more modern, but more ancient, than those of the Revolutionary fathers.

In the development of its institutions America can fairly claim that it has remained true to the principles which were declared 150 years ago. In all the essentials we have achieved an equality which was never possessed by any other people. Even in the less important matter of material possessions we have secured a wider and wider distribution of wealth. The rights of the individual are held sacred and protected by constitutional guaranties, which even the Government itself is bound not to violate. If there is any one thing among us that is established beyond question, it is self-government — the right of the people to rule. If there is any failure in respect to any of these principles, it is because there is a failure on the part of individuals to observe them. We hold that the duly authorized expression of the will of the people has a divine sanction. But even in that we come back to the theory of John Wise that “Democracy is Christ’s government.” The ultimate sanction of law rests on the righteous authority of the Almighty.

On an occasion like this a great temptation exists to present evidence of the practical success of our form of democratic republic at home and the ever-broadening acceptance it is securing abroad. Although these things are well known, their frequent consideration is an encouragement and an inspiration. But it is not results and effects so much as sources and causes that I believe it is even more necessary constantly to contemplate. Ours is a government of the people. It represents their will. Its officers may sometimes go astray, but that is not a reason for criticizing the principles of our institutions. The real heart of the American Government depends upon the heart of the people. It is from that source that we must look for all genuine reform. It is to that cause that we must ascribe all our results.

It was in the contemplation of these truths that the fathers made their declaration and adopted their Constitution. It was to establish a free government, which must not be permitted to degenerate into the unrestrained authority of a mere majority or the unbridled weight of a mere influential few. They undertook the balance these interests against each other and provide the three separate independent branches, the executive, the legislative, and the judicial departments of the Government, with checks against each other in order that neither one might encroach upon the other. These are our guaranties of liberty. As a result of these methods enterprise has been duly protected from confiscation, the people have been free from oppression, and there has been an ever-broadening and deepening of the humanities of life.

Under a system of popular government there will always be those who will seek for political preferment by clamoring for reform. While there is very little of this which is not sincere, there is a large portion that is not well informed. In my opinion very little of just criticism can attach to the theories and principles of our institutions. There is far more danger of harm than there is hope of good in any radical changes. We do need a better understanding and comprehension of them and a better knowledge of the foundations of government in general. Our forefathers came to certain conclusions and decided upon certain courses of action which have been a great blessing to the world. Before we can understand their conclusions we must go back and review the course which they followed. We must think the thoughts which they thought. Their intellectual life centered around the meeting-house. They were intent upon religious worship. While there were always among them men of deep learning, and later those who had comparatively large possessions, the mind of the people was not so much engrossed in how much they knew, or how much they had, as in how they were going to live. While scantily provided with other literature, there was a wide acquaintance with the Scriptures. Over a period as great as that which measures the existence of our independence they were subject to this discipline not only in their religious life and educational training, but also in their political thought. They were a people who came under the influence of a great spiritual development and acquired a great moral power.

No other theory is adequate to explain or comprehend the Declaration of Independence. It is the product of the spiritual insight of the people. We live in an age of science and of abounding accumulation of material things. These did not create our Declaration. Our Declaration created them. The things of the spirit come first. Unless we cling to that, all our material prosperity, overwhelming though it may appear, will turn to a barren scepter in our grasp. If we are to maintain the great heritage which has been bequeathed to us, we must be like-minded as the fathers who created it. We must not sink into a pagan materialism. We must cultivate the reverence which they had for the things that are holy. We must follow the spiritual and moral leadership which they showed. We must keep replenished, that they may glow with a more compelling flame, the altar fires before which they worshiped.”

Source: http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=408

Psalms 11
1 In the LORD put I my trust: how say you to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?
2 For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.
3 If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?
4 The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD’s throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.
5 The LORD tried the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hates.
6 Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and a horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.
7 For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance does behold the upright.

Psalms 82
1 God stands in the congregation of the mighty; he judges among the gods.
2 How long will you judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.
3 Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.
4 Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.
5 They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.
6 I have said, You are gods; and all of you are children of the Most High.
7 But you shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
8 Arise, O God, judge the earth: for you shall inherit all nations.

Jeremiah 31
…this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, says the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, says the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
35 Thus says the LORD, which gives the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is his name:
36 If those ordinances depart from before me, says the LORD, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me forever.
37 Thus says the LORD; If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, says the LORD.
38 Behold, the days come, says the LORD, that the city shall be built to the LORD from the tower [Migdal – watchtower, where things coming in the distance are seen] of Hananeel [what is seen in the field of Hanameel] unto the gate of the corner [pinnah – the foundation stone the LORD sends, creating all things new].
39 And the measuring line [the assessment of the condition of the old] shall yet go forth over against it upon the hill Gareb [and their wounds I will heal], and shall compass about to Goath [when they humble themselves].
40 And the whole valley of the dead bodies, and of the ashes, and all the fields unto the brook of Kidron [dead by their own words and ignorance], unto the corner [pinnah – the return to the foundation stone] of the horse [when their strength returns] gate toward the east [at the understanding he gives – as the light of a new day], shall be holy unto the LORD; it shall not be plucked up, nor thrown down any more forever.

The title is engineered using twice the word yada’, speaking of “after those days” of ignorance and darkness, telling us it’s when we “know” this is the LORD manifesting His Salvation to those who receive Him. It, yada’, refers us to the passages in which it appears before and after these two.

The first appears (before) in Jeremiah 32:19, there telling us it (knowing God) is after (those days) we are “instructed,” after (those days) we returned and repented.

The other (after) is in Jeremiah 32:8, there telling of when we “knew,” will know, this word is the LORD’s, after we understand it is speaking of my (the redeemer’s) right to purchase the world out of its corruption (into the new heaven and earth, inhabited by those who hear God’s word, this word as His, as it is).

Jeremiah 31
9 They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.
10 Hear the word of the LORD, O you nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd does his flock.
11 For the LORD has redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of him that was stronger than he.
12 Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow together to the goodness of the LORD, for wheat, and for wine, and for oil, and for the young of the flock and of the herd: and their soul shall be as a watered garden; and they shall not sorrow any more at all.
13 Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men and old together: for I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow.
14 And I will satiate the soul of the priests with fatness, and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, says the LORD.
15 Thus says the LORD; A voice was heard in Ramah [the place of deception and betrayal], lamentation [as in Hinnom], and bitter weeping; Rachel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not [her children are not yet born again in these last days].
16 Thus says the LORD; Refrain your voice from weeping, and your eyes from tears: for your work shall be rewarded, says the LORD; and they shall come again from the land of the enemy.
17 And there is hope in your end, says the LORD, that your children shall come again to their own border.
18 I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; You have chastised me, and I was chastised [and became the Father’s born again children], as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke: turn you me, and I shall be turned; for you are the LORD my God.
19 Surely after that I was turned, I repented; and after that I was instructed [yada’ – corrected and knew], I smote upon my thigh: I was ashamed, yea, even confounded, because I did bear the reproach of my youth.
20 Is Ephraim [God’s people in this generation – Rachel’s grandchildren] my dear son? is he a pleasant child? for since I spoke against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore my bowels are troubled for him; I will surely have mercy upon him, says the LORD.
21 Set you up waymarks [to show the way], make you high heaps: set your heart toward the highway, even the way which you went: turn again, O virgin of Israel, turn again to these your cities.
22 How long will you go about, O you backsliding daughter? for the LORD has created a new thing in the earth, A woman shall compass a man.
23 Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; As yet they shall use this speech in the land of Judah and in the cities thereof, when I shall bring again their captivity; The LORD bless you, O habitation of justice, and mountain of holiness.
24 And there shall dwell in Judah itself, and in all the cities thereof together, husbandmen, and they that go forth with flocks.
25 For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul.
26 Upon this I awaked, and beheld; and my sleep was sweet unto me.
27 Behold, the days come, says the LORD, that I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man, and with the seed of beast.
28 And it shall come to pass, that like as I have watched over them, to pluck up, and to break down, and to throw down, and to destroy, and to afflict; so will I watch over them, to build, and to plant, says the LORD.

Jeremiah 32
5 And he shall lead Zedekiah [the righteousness of Jehovah in His king] to Babylon [shall be held in abeyance in the confusion of man], and there shall he be until I visit him, says the LORD: though you fight with the Chaldeans [those who use their words to deceive, control, and manipulate the masses], you shall not prosper [until Jehovah’s king appears, who is the redeemer].
6 And Jeremiah said, The word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
7 Behold, Hanameel [who God has favored] the son of Shallum [retribution – the reconning of accounts] your uncle shall come unto you saying, Buy you my field [out of corruption] that is in Anathoth [those who hear God’s word and receive His king]: for the right of redemption is yours [Jehovah rising and raising His people with Him] to buy it.
8 So Hanameel mine uncle’s son came to me in the court of the prison according to the word of the LORD, and said unto me, Buy my field, I pray you, that is in Anathoth, which is in the country of Benjamin [the nation at God’s right hand]: for the right of inheritance is yours, and the redemption is yours; buy it for yourself. Then I knew [yada’] that this was the word of the LORD.
9 And I bought the field of Hanameel my uncle’s son, that was in Anathoth, and weighed him the money, even seventeen shekels of silver.
10 And I subscribed the evidence, and sealed it [chatham – finished it], and took witnesses, and weighed him the money in the balances.
11 So I took the evidence of the purchase, both that which was sealed [chatham – finished] according to the law and custom, and that which was open:
12 And I gave the evidence [God gave full proof of my ministry] of the purchase unto Baruch [blessed] the son of Neriah [by the light {understanding} of Jehovah], the son of Maaseiah [the refuge, sanctuary, of Jehovah], in the sight of Hanameel [now seen as the favor of God] mine uncle’s son, and in the presence of the witnesses that subscribed the book of the purchase, before all the Jews that sat in the court of the prison.
13 And I charged Baruch before them, saying,
14 Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Take these evidences, this evidence of the purchase, both which is sealed [chatham – finished], and this evidence which is open; and put them in an earthen vessel, that they may continue many days.
15 For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Houses and fields and vineyards shall be possessed again in this land.
16 Now when I had delivered the evidence of the purchase unto Baruch the son of Neriah [to those blessed by this light {understanding} of Jehovah], I prayed unto the LORD, saying,
17 Ah LORD God! behold, you have made the heaven and the earth by your great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for you:
18 You show lovingkindness unto thousands, and recompense the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them: the Great, the Mighty God, the LORD of hosts, is his name,
19 Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for your eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings:
20 Which have set signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, even unto this day, and in Israel, and among other men; and have made you a name, as at this day;
21 And have brought forth your people Israel out of the land of Egypt with signs, and with wonders, and with a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with great terror;
22 And have given them this land, which you did swear to their fathers to give them, a land flowing with milk and honey;
23 And they came in, and possessed it; but they obeyed not your voice, neither walked in your law; they have done nothing of all that you commanded them to do: therefore you have caused all this evil to come upon them:
24 Behold the mounts, they are come unto the city to take it; and the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans [those who have used their words to manipulate and control us], that fight against it, because of the sword, and of the famine, and of the pestilence: and what you have spoken is come to pass; and, behold, you see it.
25 And you have said unto me, O LORD God, Buy you the field for money, and take witnesses; for the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans.
26 Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah, saying,
27 Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?

Psalms 17
1 Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned [deceiving] lips.
2 Let my sentence come forth from your presence; let your eyes behold the things that are equal.
3 You have proved mine heart; you have visited me in the night; you have tried me, and shall find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.
4 Concerning the works of men, by the word of your lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.
5 Hold up my goings in your paths, that my footsteps slip not.
6 I have called upon you, for you will hear me, O God: incline your ear unto me, and hear my speech.
7 Show your marvelous lovingkindness, O you that save by your right hand them which put their trust in you from those that rise up against them.
8 Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of your wings,
9 From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who compass me about.
10 They are inclosed in their own fat: with their mouth they speak proudly.
11 They have now compassed us in our steps: they have set their eyes bowing down to the earth;
12 Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.
13 Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, which is your sword:
14 From men which are your hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which have their portion in this life, and whose belly you fillest with your hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.
15 As for me, I will behold your face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with your likeness.