And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some said, “He is a good man:” others said, “Nay; but he deceives the people.” (Howbeit no man spoke openly of him for fear of the religious.)

And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some said, “He is a good man:” others said, “Nay; but he deceives the people.” (Howbeit no man spoke openly of him for fear of the religious.)

The above is John 7:12 & 13, with the “Jews” replaced with the modern contextual implicative clarifier, “religious.” The word rendered “openly,” which leads us into today’s message, is the Greek word parrhesia, meaning “all out-spokenness, i.e. frankness, bluntness, publicity; by implication, assurance.”

Today, the message centers on the LORD’s words from the previous post, speaking there of things He has “openly” shown us, which reveal the Father.

John 16
17 Then said some of his disciples among themselves, What is this that he says unto us, A little while, and you shall not see me: and again, a little while, and you shall see me: and, Because I go to the Father?
18 They said therefore, What is this that he says, A little while? we cannot tell what he says.
19 Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask him, and said unto them, Do you enquire among yourselves of that I said, A little while, and you shall not see me: and again, a little while, and you shall see me?
20 Truly, truly, I say unto you, That you shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and you shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.
21 A woman when she is in travail has sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembers no more the anguish [thlipsis – the tribulation], for joy that a man is born into the world.
22 And you now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man takes from you.
23 And in that day you shall ask me nothing. Truly, truly, I say unto you, Whatsoever you shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.
24 Hitherto have you asked nothing in my name [Jehovah’s Salvation]: ask, and you shall receive, that your joy may be full [pleroo – complete].
25 These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time comes, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall show you plainly [parrhesia] of the Father [when you see Him you will see Me].

29 His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speak you plainly [parrhesia], and speak no proverb.
30 Now are we sure that you know all things, and need not that any man should ask you: by this we believe that you came forth from God.
31 Jesus answered them, Do you now believe?
32 Behold, the hour comes, yea, is now come, that you shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone [shall not be joined with me in understanding, when the world no longer sees or hears me]: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me.

Colossians 2
9 For in him [me] dwells all the fulness [pleroma] of the Godhead bodily.
10 And you are complete [pleroo – full] in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
11 In whom also you are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:
12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also you are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who has raised him from the dead.
13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, has he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
15 And having spoiled [the spoilers:] principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly [parrhesia], triumphing [thriambeuo] over them in it.
16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of a holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:
17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.

John only uses the word pleroma one time, in John 1:16, as he describes the appearing of the LORD (seeing Him after not seeing Him).

John 1
10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God [who has circumcised your minds, removing the flesh that veils His presence].
14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
15 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spoke, He that comes after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.
16 And of his fulness [pleroma] have all we received, and grace for grace.
17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
18 No man has seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he has declared him [by the Word of God dwelling in me].

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
4 In him was life; and the life was the light [understanding] of men.
5 And the light shineth in darkness [the ignorance covering the world]; and the darkness [ignorant] comprehended it not.

Galatians 3
22 But the scripture has concluded [sugkleio – the scriptures have been shut to] all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe [the word he speaks is the open Word of God].
23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up [sugkleio – without understanding] unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith [believing the Word is God’s]
25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
26 For you are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
27 For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ [One God in us all].
28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for you are all one [BODY] in Christ Jesus.
29 And if you be Christ’s, then are you Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

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 [Armageddon] of the father.
3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements [stoicheion – the corrupt foundational ideas and ways] of the world:
4 But when the fulness [pleroma] 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], whereunto you desire again to be in bondage?
10 You observe days, and months, and times, and years.
11 I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labor in vain.
12 Brethren, I beseech you, be as I am; for I am as you are: you have not injured me at all.
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 of God, even as Christ Jesus.

The Hebrew word sugkleio, only appears four times, above twice, once in Romans 11:32 saying the same thing as above, and the other in Luke 5:6 telling of when the disciples, doing as the LORD said, caught (“enclosed”) a multitude of fish.

Romans 11
25 For I would not, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness [pleroma] of the Gentiles [when all are in unbelief, not knowing God or His ways] be come in.
26 And so all Israel [all the family of God: who call themselves by His name] shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Zion [to His throne, as a mountain rising from the parched desert] the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness [asebeia – a lack of reverence, respect, and adoration – dishonoring God] from Jacob:
27 For this is my covenant [as He told Enoch] unto them, when I shall take away their sins.
28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the father’s sakes.
29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance [without change].
30 For as you in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:
31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy [by receiving the gifts from you, and in them hearing God’s calling].
32 For God has concluded them all [sugkleio – without understanding] in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all [and so is the coming of the son of man, as the light coming out of the east and shining to the west, upon all who come out of the houses of darkness: out of ignorance into understanding].
33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!
34 For who has known the mind of the LORD? or who has been his counsellor?
35 Or who has first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?
36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory forever. Amen.

The use of sugkleio is an allegory of when the LORD (now) build His church, His ONE BODY, when His disciples follow His leading, and Abraham’s multitude are brought out of the sea, to the Father.

Genesis 22
13 And Abraham [the father of the multitude] lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns [the misleaders in power, chained there in darkness]: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.
14 And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh [Jehovah sees to it]: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.
15 And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time,
16 And said, By myself have I sworn, says the LORD, for because you have done this thing, and have not withheld your son, your only son:
17 That in blessing I will bless you, and in multiplying I will multiply your seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore [by the waves, the tightening {tsarah & thlipsis – tribulation} of the multitude, pressed from it into clarity {shaphah}]; and your seed shall possess the gate [of hell] of his enemies;
18 And in your seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because you have obeyed my voice.
19 So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and went together [yachad – united in ONE BODY] to Beersheba [well of seven oaths – God’s unchangeable promises]; and Abraham [I and the children the LORD has given me] dwelt at Beersheba [at these living waters flowing from Him].

Luke 5
1 And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed [epikeimai – the no small tempest “laid upon” the ship {the church} in which Paul was being taken to Rome] upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret [gennesis’erets – the birth of the new earth] ,
2 And saw two ships [the old and corrupt and the new] standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets.
3 And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon’s [the rock {who put their trust in Him along} upon which the LORD will build His church, and the gates of hell shall not stand against it], and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship.
4 Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep [into this deep understanding], and let down your nets for a draught.
5 And Simon answering said unto him, Master [Teacher of teachers], we have toiled all the night [while ignorance covered the earth/world], and have taken nothing: nevertheless at your word I will let down the net.
6 And when they had this done, they enclosed [sugkleio – brought to this conclusion] a great multitude [as the Father promised Abraham] of fishes: and their net brake.
7 And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship [the old and corrupt], that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink [buthizo – only used here and in 1 Timothy 6:9 where it’s the hurtful lust for money that “drowns” men in destruction {apoleia – perdition}].
8 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O LORD.
9 For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken:
10 And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth you shall catch men.
11 And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.
12 And it came to pass, when he was in a certain city, behold a man full of leprosy [all flesh being destroyed by the evil in power in church and state]: who seeing Jesus fell on his face, and besought him, saying, LORD, if you will, you can make me clean.
13 And he put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will: be you clean. And immediately the leprosy departed from him.
14 And he charged him to tell no man: but go, and show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing, according as Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
15 But so much the more went there a fame abroad of him: and great multitudes came [as fish from the sea, out of tribulation into understanding] together to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities.
16 And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.
17 And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the LORD was present to heal them.

The word “astonished” in verse 9 above is the three times used (all by Luke) Greek word thambos, “akin to an obsolete tapho (to dumbfound); stupefaction (by surprise), i.e. astonishment:–X amazed, + astonished, wonder.” It’s telling of realizing a state of ignorance, understanding the word of God isn’t meant to be used to bind men, but to release them from those who do hold them (katecho), who will hold them down, until they are taken out of the way. This process as what “astonishes,” in Luke 4, is described as casting an unclean devil (who knows it’s the LORD doing it) out of a man in the synagogue (misleaders in the church).

Luke 4
17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,
18 The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
19 To preach the acceptable year of the LORD [see Isaiah 61 below].
20 And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.
21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.
22 And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph’s son?
23 And he said unto them, You will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal yourself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in your country.
24 And he said, Truly I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.
25 But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up [kleio] three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;
26 But unto none of them was Elijah sent, save unto Sarepta [into the refiner’s fires], a city of Sidon [where souls are hunted], unto a woman that was a widow.
27 And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Elisha [the time of God’s Salvation] the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman [those who please God, willing to love as He loves] the Syrian.
28 And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,
29 And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.
30 But he passing through the midst of them went his way,
31 And came down to Capernaum [the place of the comforter, the LORD working unknown leading into all truth], a city of Galilee [to His inner circle], and taught them on the sabbath days.
32 And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power.
33 And in the synagogue [the church] there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil [of a misleader], and cried out with a loud voice,
34 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with you, you Jesus of Nazareth [they know who I Am]? are you come to destroy us? I know you who you are; the Holy One of God.
35 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold your peace, and come out of him. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not.
36 And they were all amazed [thambos – they realized their own ignorance], and spoke among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority and power he commanded the unclean spirits, and they come out.
37 And the fame of him went out into every place of the country round about.

Isaiah 61
1 The Spirit of the LORD God is upon me; because the LORD has anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
4 And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations.
5 And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers.
6 But you shall be named the Priests of the LORD: men shall call you the Ministers of our God: you shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall you boast yourselves.
7 For your shame you shall have double; and for confusion [Babylon] they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.
8 For I the LORD love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.
9 And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and their offspring among the people: all that see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed which the LORD has blessed.
10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation, he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
11 For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the LORD God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.

The Hebrew equivalent of the Greek word kleio (to shut) is ‘atsar. It refers us to its uses in 1 Kings 8:35 and Job 12:15, both telling of when understanding is held in heaven. These passages also speak of the above-mentioned effect, when the LORD sends understanding, overturning the wicked misleaders, causing the earth to bring forth new life.

1 Kings 8
17 And it was in the heart of David my father to build a house for the name of the LORD God of Israel.
18 And the LORD said unto David my father, Whereas it was in your heart to build an house unto my name, you did well that it was in your heart.
19 Nevertheless you shall not build the house; but your son that shall come forth out of your loins, he shall build the house unto my name.
20 And the LORD has performed his word that he spoke, and I am risen up in the room of David my father, and sit on the throne of Israel, as the LORD promised, and have built an house for the name of the LORD God of Israel.
21 And I have set there a place for the ark, wherein is the covenant of the LORD, which he made with our fathers, when he brought them out of the land of Egypt.
22 And Solomon [Shiloh] stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven:
23 And he said, LORD God of Israel, there is no God like you, in heaven above, or on earth beneath, who keeps covenant and mercy with your servants that walk [halak] before [paniym – in the LORD’s presence] you with all their heart:
24 Who have kept with your servant David my father that you promised him: you spoke also with your mouth, and have fulfilled it with your hand, as it is this day.
25 Therefore now, LORD God of Israel, keep with your servant David my father that you promised him, saying, There shall not fail you a man in my sight to sit on the throne of Israel; so that your children take heed to their way [derek], that they walk [halak] before [paniym – in the LORD’s presence] me as you have walked [halak] before [paniym – in the LORD’s presence] me.
26 And now, O God of Israel, let your word, I pray you, be verified, which you spoke unto your servant David my father.
27 But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain you; how much less this house that I have built?
28 Yet have you respect unto the prayer of your servant, and to his supplication, O LORD my God, to hearken unto the cry and to the prayer, which your servant prays before you today:
29 That your eyes may be open toward this house night and day, even toward the place of which you have said, My name shall be there: that you mayest hearken unto the prayer which your servant shall make toward this place.
30 And hearken you to the supplication of your servant, and of your people Israel, when they shall pray toward this place: and hear you in heaven your dwelling place: and when you hear, forgive.
31 If any man trespass against his neighbor, and an oath be laid upon him to cause him to swear, and the oath come before your altar in this house:
32 Then hear you in heaven, and do, and judge your servants, condemning the wicked, to bring his way upon his head; and justifying the righteous, to give him according to his righteousness.
33 When your people Israel be smitten down before the enemy, because they have sinned against you, and shall turn again to you, and confess your name, and pray, and make supplication unto you in this house:
34 Then hear you in heaven, and forgive the sin of your people Israel, and bring them again unto the land which you gave unto their fathers.
35 When heaven is shut up [‘atsar], and there is no rain, because they have sinned against you; if they pray toward this place, and confess your name, and turn from their sin, when you afflictest them:
36 Then hear you in heaven, and forgive the sin of your servants, and of your people Israel, that you teach [yara’ – flow your way of peace, yara’shalam, Jerusalem] them the good way [derek] wherein they should walk [halak], and give rain [understanding from the cloud] upon your land, which you have given to your people for an inheritance.

Job 12
1 And Job [God’s people hated in the world] answered and said,
2 No doubt but you are the people, and wisdom shall die with you [and has because of the wickedness that led you away].
3 But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you: yea, who knows not such things as these [the ancient understand now forgotten]?
4 I am as one mocked of his neighbor, who calls upon God, and he answers him: the just upright man [who believes God and hears His voice] is laughed to scorn [in this corrupt world].
5 He [the wicked] that is ready to slip with his feet [his walk in the dark] is as a lamp despised [is one who despises the light {understanding}] in the thought of him that is at ease [peace that comes with understanding].
6 [But now we see] The tabernacles of robbers prosper [the wicked misleaders of our time], and they that provoke God are secure; into whose hand God bringeth abundantly.
7 But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach you; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell you:
8 Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach you: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto you.
9 Who know not in all these that the hand of the LORD has wrought this [all {the beasts, the fowls, the fish, and the earth itself} know that after the darkness, the LORD brings the light of the new day, drawing out the wicked into the light]?
10 In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.
11 Does not the ear try words? and the mouth taste his meat [the sweet savor of the sacrifice of those who speak the LORD’s words]?
12 With the ancient [of days] is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.
13 With him is wisdom and strength, he has counsel and understanding.
14 Behold, he breaks down, and it cannot be built again: he shuts up [‘atsar] a man, and there can be no opening [of His word].
15 Behold, he withholds the waters [His word/understanding from the cloud], and they dry up: also he sends [His understanding] them out, and they overturn the [old] earth.
16 With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his.
17 He leads counsellors away spoiled [by their own ignorance], and makes the judges fools.
18 He loosens the bond [of deception] of kings, and gird [prepares them for His work] their loins with a girdle.
19 He leads [wicked] princes away spoiled, and overthrows the mighty [those in power].
20 He removes away the speech of the trusty [the lies in which they trust], and taketh away the understanding of the aged [showing them to be ignorant].
21 He pours contempt upon princes, and weakens the strength of the mighty.
22 He discovers [these] deep things out of darkness [hidden in ignorance], and bringeth out to light [understanding that ignorance is] the shadow of death.
23 He increases the nations, and destroys them [by their own ignorance and misleading]: he [by understanding] enlarges the nations, and straiten them again [that were crooked].
24 He takes away the heart [the well-founded mind] of the chief [Bandon and Francis] of the people of the earth, and causes them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way [derek].
25 They grope in the dark [in their ignorance] without light [understanding], and he make them to stagger like a drunken man.

The word “overturn,” in Job 12:15, is the Hebrew word haphak, which refers us to the same description by Elihu and LORD from the whirlwind, describing it as does Job.

Job 34 [the LORD in Elihu speaking unknown]
12 Yea, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment.
13 Who has given him a charge over the earth? or who has disposed the whole world?
14 If he set his heart upon man, if he gather unto himself his spirit and his breath;
15 All flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again unto dust.
16 If now you have understanding, hear this: hearken to the voice of my words.
17 Shall even he that hates right govern? and will you condemn him that is most just?
18 Is it fit to say to a king, You are wicked? and to princes, You are ungodly?
19 How much less to him that accepts not the persons of princes, nor regards the rich more than the poor? for they all are the work of his hands.
20 In a moment shall they die, and the people shall be troubled at midnight, and pass away: and the mighty shall be taken away without hand.
21 For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he sees all his goings.
22 There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.
23 For he will not lay upon man more than right; that he should enter into judgment with God.
24 He shall break in pieces mighty men without number, and set others in their stead.
25 Therefore he knows their works, and he overturns [haphak] them in the night, so that they are destroyed.
26 He strikes them as wicked men in the open sight of others;
27 Because they turned back from him, and would not consider any of his ways:
28 So that they cause the cry of the poor to come unto him, and he heareth the cry of the afflicted.
29 When he gives quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hides his face [presence], who then can behold him? whether it be done against a nation, or against a man only:
30 That the hypocrite reign not, lest the people be ensnared.
31 Surely it is meet to be said unto God, I have borne chastisement, I will not offend any more:
32 That which I see not teach you me: if I have done iniquity, I will do no more.
33 Should it be according to your mind? he will recompense it, whether you refuse, or whether you choose; and not I: therefore speak what you know.
34 Let men of understanding tell me, and let a wise man hearken unto me.

Job 37 [the LORD in Elihu speaking]
5 God thunders marvelously with his voice; great things does he, which we cannot comprehend.
6 For he says to the snow [His word frozen in heaven], Be you on the earth; likewise to the small rain, and to the great rain of his strength.
7 He seals up the hand of every man; that all men may know his work.
8 Then the beasts go into dens, and remain in their places.
9 Out of the south comes the whirlwind: and cold out of the north.
10 By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened.
11 Also by watering he wearies the thick cloud [when all understanding fills it]: he scatters his bright cloud [and the cloud itself leaves]:
12 And it is turned [haphak] round about [when he brings again understanding, by overturning the wicked] by his counsels: that they may do whatsoever he commands them upon the face of [paniym – showing His presence to] the world in the earth.
13 He causes it to come, whether for correction, or for his land, or for mercy.

Job 38 [the LORD speaking, making Himself known]
12 Have you commanded the morning since your days; and caused the dayspring to know his place; [2 Peter 1:19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto you do well that you take heed, as unto a light {understanding} that shines {is given, which is the love, agape – charity, of God} in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star {phosphoros – light-bearer} arise in your hearts {in your mind, giving you the same mind of Christ}:]”
13 That it might take hold of the ends [the end of the old and the beginning] of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?
14 It is turned [haphak] as clay to the seal [the overturning of the wicked and the old world, by God’s counsel, is as His signature pressed into the earth]; and they stand as a garment [that covers Him].
15 And from the wicked their light [understanding] is withholden, and the high arm [pride] shall be broken.
16 Have you entered into the springs [the water, these words, that flow to all humanity] of the sea? or have you walked in the search of the depth?
17 Have the gates of death been opened unto you? or have you seen the doors of the shadow of death?
18 Have you perceived the breadth of the earth [its end and beginning]? declare if you knowit 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 thereof, and that you shouldest 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 [like the Ancient of days]?
22 Have you entered into the treasures of the snow? or have you seen the treasures of the hail,
23 Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?
24 By what way is the light parted, which scatters the east wind upon the earth?
25 Who has [rightly] divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way [derek] for the lightning of thunder [the voice of understanding to be heard from heaven];
26 To cause it to rain on the earth, where no [living] man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no [living] man;
27 To satisfy the desolate and waste ground [without this word of God]; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth [new life by these waters from heaven]?
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 the shepherd, and Shiloh], and the face of the deep is frozen [prepared and waiting for Him to open what only he opens].

Psalms 20
1 The LORD hear you in the day of trouble [tsarah – tribulation]; the name of the God of Jacob defend you;
2 Send you help from the sanctuary, and strengthen you out of Zion;
3 Remember all your offerings, and accept your burnt sacrifice; Selah.
4 Grant you according to your own heart, and fulfil all your counsel.
5 We will rejoice in your salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfil all your petitions.
6 Now know I that the LORD saves his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.
7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.
8 They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright.
9 Save, LORD: let the king hear us when we call.

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 withholden the request of his lips. Selah.
3 For you prevent [go before and prepare] him with the blessings of goodness: you set a crown of pure gold on his head.
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: honor and majesty have you laid upon him.
6 For you have made him most blessed forever: you have made him exceeding glad with your countenance [presence].
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: 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 against the face of them.
13 Be you exalted, LORD, in your own strength: so will we sing and praise your power.

For there shall be a day, that the watchmen upon the mount Ephraim shall cry, Arise you, and let us go up to Zion unto the LORD our God.

For there shall be a day, that the watchmen upon the mount Ephraim shall cry, Arise you, and let us go up to Zion unto the LORD our God.

The “day” mentioned above, Jeremiah 31:6, is this time, today, which the LORD says, in Jeremiah 30:21, is when His people have “engaged” their heart (minds) to approach Him.

The word rendered “engaged” is the Hebrew word ‘arab (6148), meaning “to braid, i.e. intermix; technically, to traffic (as if by barter); also or give to be security (as a kind of exchange).”

It tells of when the LORD comes with the medicine that heals us, giving Himself, for which we transfer our trust to Him away from those who’ve spoiled us. As we know, He later, in Jeremiah 31:31, says this is the “day” of the New Covenant, when He writes His law in our inward parts, and writes it in our hearts (verse 33). He says (verse 34) it is when it’s no longer taught (by men), saying “‘know the LORD,’ for all shall know Me.”

The cause of our (God’s people’s) “spoiling,” is spoken of in Psalms 106:35, there speaking of “mingling” among (mixing – as with the communists and misleaders among us) those whose ways and ideas destroy people and nations.

Psalms 106
32 They angered him [the LORD] also at the waters of strife, so that it went ill with Moses for their sakes [because he refused to sanctify {declare Him the Holy One in him speaking, meaning make Him known} the LORD before the eyes of all the congregation – see Number 27:14]:
33 Because they provoked his spirit [Him working unknown in Moses], so that he spoke unadvisedly with his lips.
34 They did not destroy the nations, concerning whom the LORD commanded them:
35 But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works.
36 And they served their idols: which were a snare unto them.
37 Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils,
38 And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood.
39 Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions.
40 Therefore was the wrath of the LORD kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance.
41 And he gave them into the hand of the heathen; and they that hated them ruled over them.
42 Their enemies also oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their hand.
43 Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity.
44 Nevertheless he regarded their affliction, when he heard their cry:
45 And he remembered for them his covenant, and repented according to the multitude of his mercies.
46 He made them also to be pitied of all those that carried them captives.
47 Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the heathen, to give thanks unto your holy name, and to triumph in your praise.
48 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise you the LORD.

The word rendered “unadvisably,” in verse 33 above, is the four times used Hebrew word bata’, meaning “to babble; hence, to vociferate angrily:–pronounce, speak (unadvisedly).” By its twice appearing in Leviticus 5:4, we are given its contextual meaning when used above.

Leviticus 5
4 Or if a soul swears, pronouncing [bata’] with his lips to do evil, or to do good, whatsoever it be that a man shall pronounce [bata’] with an oath, and it be hidden from him; when he knows of it, then he shall be guilty in one [doing evil] of these.

John 15
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 hateth me hateth my Father also.
24 If I had not done among them the works which no 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 Paraclete, the LORD unknown teaching and leading into all truth] is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceeds from the Father, he shall testify of me:
27 And ye also shall bear witness [that I Am in him risen from the dead], because ye have been with me from the beginning.

Moses’ sin was he rebelled against the LORD’s commandment to make Him known, instead, refusing the cross, he kept Him veiled in his flesh.

Friends, I tell you the truth, the LORD is alive in me, speaking and working, and He says to make Him known.

Numbers 27
12 And the LORD said unto Moses, Get you up into this mount Abarim [seeing far off], and see the land which I have given unto the children of Israel.
13 And when you have seen it, you also shall be gathered unto your people, as Aaron your brother was gathered.
14 For you rebelled against my commandment in the desert of Zin, in the strife of the congregation, to sanctify me at the water before their eyes: that is the water of Meribah [strife] in Kadesh [sanctification] in the wilderness of Zin.
15 And Moses spoke unto the LORD, saying,
16 Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation,
17 Which may go out before them, and which may go in before them, and which may lead them out, and which may bring them in; that the congregation of the LORD be not as sheep which have no shepherd.
18 And the LORD said unto Moses, Take you Joshua [Jesus – Jehovah’s Salvation in the flesh] the son of Nun [in perpetuity – the perpetual Son the Father declares], a man in whom is the spirit, and lay your hand upon him;
19 And set him before [paniym – set Him as My presence before] Eleazar [who God has helped – Lazarus, the priesthood, the LORD raises from the dead] the priest, and before all the congregation; and give him a charge [declare My presence in him] in their sight.
20 And you shall put some of your honor upon him, that all the congregation of the children of Israel may be obedient.

The word above rendered “some of your honor” is howd, meaning “grandeur (i.e. an imposing form and appearance).” The phrase is the LORD telling Moses that His glory, which Moses refused to declare (in himself veiled) before the eyes of all the congregation, he should now declare before them as in Joshua.

2 Corinthians 3
8 How shall not the ministration [diakonia – teaching that purifies {koniao – whitening}] of the spirit [the LORD among us working unknown] be rather glorious?
9 For if the ministration [diakonia] of condemnation be glory, much more does the ministration [diakonia] of righteousness exceed in glory.
10 For even that which was made glorious had no glory in this respect, by reason of the glory [revealed] that excels.
11 For if that which is done away was glorious, much more that which remain [the ministration of the Spirit] is glorious.
12 Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech:
13 And not as Moses [refusing to make the LORD in him known], which put a veil over his face, that the children of Israel could not steadfastly look to the end of that [the flesh] which is abolished:
14 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remain the same vail [thinking these works and words are those of men] untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ [the LORD seen in the flesh].
15 But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart.
16 Nevertheless when it shall turn to the LORD [see Hosea 14:2 below], the vail shall be taken away.
17 Now the LORD is that Spirit [who is working in me unknown]: and where the Spirit of the LORD is, there is liberty. [This is why the Spirit of the LORD says, in Hebrews 13:23, “Timothy is set at liberty.”].
18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the LORD [unknown in the flesh], are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the LORD [who is making us in the image and now likeness of God].

2 Corinthians 4
1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry [diakonia], 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 [freely giving as we’ve been given] 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 [the LORD is manifested in the flesh], lest the light [understanding] of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
5 For we preach [teach] not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the LORD; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.
6 For God, who commanded the light [understanding] to shine out of darkness [the ignorance that hides Him from the world], has shined in our hearts, to give the light [understanding] of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face [presence] of Jesus Christ.
7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels [our 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. [1 Timothy 3:16 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.]
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 [the LORD is alive in me], 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.

Hosea 14
1 O Israel, return unto the LORD your God; for you have fallen by your iniquity.
2 Take with you words [declaring the LORD’s presence], and turn to the LORD [taking away the veil that hides Him from the world]: say unto him, Take away all iniquity [whiten us], and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our lips [the sacrifice necessary to declare your presence].
3 Asshur [the communists now ruling us] shall not save us; we will not ride upon horses [we will not trust in our own strength]: neither will we say any more to the work of our hands, You are our gods: for in you [LORD] the fatherless find mercy.
4 I will heal their back-sliding, I will love them freely [giving them the treasures of heaven]: for mine anger is turned away from him.
5 I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.
6 His branches shall spread, and his beauty [howd – the glory of His presence] shall be as the olive tree, and his smell as Lebanon [purity, whiteness, seen in high places].
7 They that dwell under his shadow shall return; they shall revive as the corn, and grow as the vine: the scent thereof shall be as the wine of Lebanon.
8 Ephraim [God’s people in this generation] shall say, What have I to do any more with idols? I have heard him, and observed him: I am like a green fir tree. From me is your fruit found.
9 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways [derek] of the LORD are right, and the just shall walk [halak] in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.

Proverbs 12
12 The wicked desire the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous yields fruit.
13 The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble [tsarah – tribulation].
14 A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompense of a man’s hands shall be rendered unto him.
15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkened unto counsel is wise.
16 A fool’s wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covers shame.
17 He that speaks truth shows forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.
18 There is that speaks [bata’] like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.
19 The lip of truth shall be established forever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
20 Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counselors of peace is joy.

Jeremiah 31
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, 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, I smote upon my thigh: I was ashamed, yea, even confounded, because I did bear the reproach of my youth.
20 Is Ephraim 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, 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 [zara’ – as in Jezreel, God will sow] the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man, and with the seed of beast.

Hosea 2
21 And it shall come to pass in that day, I will hear [your confession], says the LORD, I will hear the heavens, and they shall hear the earth;
22 And the earth shall hear the corn, and the wine, and the oil; and they shall hear Jezreel [the increase of those who God has sown].
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.

Isaiah 49
5 And now, says the LORD that formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered, 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 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.
7 Thus says the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to him whom man despises, to him whom the nation abhor, 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 says the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard you, and in a day of salvation have I helped you: 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, Go forth; to them that are in darkness, Show yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures shall be in all high places.
10 They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite 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, and my highways shall be exalted.
12 Behold, these shall come from far: and, lo, these from the north and from the west; and these from the land of Sinim.
13 Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the LORD has comforted his people, and will have mercy upon his afflicted.

Jeremiah 31
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.

Jeremiah 30
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 [‘arab] 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.

Jeremiah 31
1 At the same time, says the LORD, will I be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people.
2 Thus says the LORD, The people which were left of the sword found grace in the wilderness; even Israel, when I went to cause him to rest.
3 The LORD has appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved you with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn you.
4 Again I will build you, and you shall be built, O virgin of Israel: you shall again be adorned with your tabrets, and shall go forth in the dances of them that make merry.

Remember, the day is described earlier in Jeremiah 30:7: it is now, in the tribulation, out of which the LORD has come to save those who receive Him.

Jeremiah 30
2 Thus spoke the LORD God of Israel, saying [to me], Write you all the words that I have spoken unto you in a book.
3 For, lo, the days come, says the LORD, that I will bring again the captivity of my people Israel and Judah, says the LORD: and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.
4 And these are the words that the LORD spoke concerning Israel and concerning Judah.
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?
7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble [tsarah – the tribulation], 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 [those you are engaged with], 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.

Those who’ve “engaged” themselves to approach the LORD are described in Psalms 119:122, the only other time ‘arab appears in the Psalms. There it tells of the LORD as our “surety” against the proud oppressors.

Psalms 119
121 I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to mine oppressors.
122 Be surety [‘arab] for your servant for good: let not the proud oppress me.
123 Mine eyes fail for your salvation, and for the word of your righteousness.
124 Deal with your servant according unto your mercy, and teach me your statutes.
125 I am your servant; give me understanding, that I may know your testimonies.
126 It is time for you, LORD, to work: for they have made void your law.
127 Therefore I love your commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold.
128 Therefore I esteem all your precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.
129 Your testimonies are wonderful: therefore does my soul keep them.
130 The entrance of your words gives light; it gives understanding unto the simple.
131 I opened my mouth, and panted: for I longed for your commandments.
132 Look you upon me, and be merciful unto me, as you use to do unto those that love your name.
133 Order my steps in your word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.
134 Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep your precepts.
135 Make your face to shine upon your servant; and teach me your statutes.
136 Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not your law.
137 Righteous are you, O LORD, and upright are your judgments.
138 Your testimonies that you have commanded are righteous and very faithful.
139 My zeal has consumed me, because mine enemies have forgotten your words.
140 Your word is very pure: therefore your servant loveth it.

Above in Numbers 27:19, the “charge” is the Hebrew word tsavah, meaning to constitute or enjoin, as in two parties agreeing on a matter. It appears in Psalms 91:11, which Satan then perverts in quoting it to the LORD, recorded in Matthew 4:6 & Luke 4:10, showing its Greek equivalent is entellomai.

It (entellomai) is the word the LORD uses several times when telling of the agreement we’ve enjoin with Him: His “charge” to not reveal the vision of His identity until He is resurrected from the dead.

Matthew 4
3 And when the tempter [who deny God’s presence among us] came to him, he said, If you be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.
5 Then the devil took him up into the holy city, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple,
6 And says unto him, If you be the Son of God, cast yourself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge [entellomai] concerning you: and in their hands they shall bear you up, lest at any time you dash your foot against a stone.
7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, You shall not tempt [not deny the LORD’s presence with us always] the LORD your God.
8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
9 And says unto him, All these things will I give you, if you will fall down [piotes – fall as he is fallen from heaven] and worship me [the devils, misleaders, in church and state].
10 Then says Jesus unto him, Get you hence, Satan: for it is written, You shall worship the LORD your God, and him only shall you serve.

Matthew 17
1 And after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and brought them up into a high mountain apart [the opposite of the fall],
2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine [God’s presence in him gave understanding] as the sun, and his raiment was white [the whitening] as the light [of understanding].
3 And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elijah talking with him [the word from the mouth of God, drawing us from the waters below {Moses}, manifesting the presence of Jehovah God, which realization is the transfiguration {Elijah}].
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 [where understanding is held] 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 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 [entellomai] 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 [Jehovah God – unknown working in John, purifying the minds of men, removing errors] 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 [Jehovah God] is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them.
13 Then the disciples understood that he spoke unto them of John the Baptist [the baptism of repentance].

There is a great mystery in LORD’s charge, with regard to passing from hell into heaven, and the only way is to rise from the fall by Him and Him alone, in the resurrection of the dead.

The word “transfigured” is the four times used Greek word metamorphoo, said to mean “to transform (literally or figuratively, “metamorphose”).” As we’ve seen (see the post of 22 October 2021), the word implies a transformative awareness of self, in context, our inner being realized as immortal, a transformation that occurs with the realization the word of God is in the flesh: with us, in us, and we are in Him.

It (metamorphoo) appears once (Mark 9:2) telling of the same event as above, and it’s the word rendered “changed,” above in 2 Corinthians 3:18, telling when we are transfigured into the “same image” at the realization of Christ in us. It appears one other time, in Romans 12:2, there telling us it (the transformation) occurs by the renewing of our mind (by the LORD, in that day of the New Covenant, when He’s written his law into our hearts: minds).

2 Corinthians 3
16 Nevertheless when it [the words of Moses] shall turn to the LORD, the vail [hiding the LORD’s spirit in the flesh] shall be taken away.
17 Now the LORD is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the LORD is, there is liberty.
18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the LORD [in us], are changed [metamorphoo – aware of the immortal self, and put on immortality] into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the LORD.

1 Corinthians 15
51 Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
55 O death, where is your sting? O grave, where is your victory?

Daniel 12
2 And many of them that sleep in the dust [in the ruin, in hell] of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament [from where the waters are rightly divided, and it’s called heaven, from where God speaks with full understanding]; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever.
4 But you, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

Romans 12
1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be you transformed [metamorphoo – put on immortality] by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

In the LORD’s charge, in Matthew 17:9, the “vision” is the word horama, meaning “something gazed at, i.e. a spectacle (especially supernatural).” It is sight that comes supernaturally, by the LORD’s marvelous work in our eyes, giving it (sight) to the blind, awakening, quickening, to life from the dead.

It (horama) only appears here and in the book of Acts, in context referring us to its use in the mystery reported in Acts 16:9 & 10. The story there cryptically told is of when Timothy is introduced and circumcised, meaning when he leaves his old flesh covering. It tells of him (with Paul) dispatched to this time: to free the prisoners from the hold of the misleaders and prepare their way out of hell.

Acts 16
8 And they passing by Mysia [the mystery] came down to Troas [tragos – the he-goat, the misleader, the princes of this world, who shut {muo} the book, and led the world into the fall and hell].
9 And a vision [harama] appeared to Paul in the night [during the sleep of all humanity]; There stood a man of Macedonia [the shambles, the houses of dead flesh], and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us.
10 And after he had seen the vision [harama], immediately we endeavored to go into Macedonia, assuredly gathering [sumbibazo] that the LORD had called us for to preach the gospel unto them.

The word sumbibazo, used six times, means, “to drive together, i.e. unite (in association or affection), (mentally) to infer, show, teach.” It is telling of the mission of uniting the people of God, into ONE BODY, led there by one shepherd.

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

Ephesians 4
8 Wherefore he says, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts [these treasures of God, given from heaven to be given on earth] unto men.
9 (Now that he ascended [into full understanding], what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth [into this hell, to raise the dead]?
10 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)
11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying [oikodome – educating, as a builder building the family {habitation} of God] of the body of Christ:
13 Till we all come in the unity [henotes – ONENESS] of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
15 But speaking the truth in love [agape – charity, freely giving the treasures of God, as he has given them to us], may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted [sumbibazo] by that which every joint supplies, according to the effectual working [of His word in us] in the measure of every part, makes increase of the body unto the edifying [oikodome] of itself in love [agape].
17 This I say therefore, and testify in the LORD, that you henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity [mataiotes – lazy, without curiosity and therefore devoid of truth] of their mind,
18 Having the understanding darkened [what they know is ignorance, of which they are ignorant], being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart [their corrupt foundational ideas]:
19 Who being past feeling [apalgeo – apathetic, the loss of all concern about their condition] have given themselves over [have surrendered] unto lasciviousness [aselgeia – become immovable {a seio} in their argument {lego}], to work all uncleanness with greediness.
20 But you have not so learned Christ;

The word used in Acts 16:9 to tell of when the dead asked for Paul and Timothy to “come over” to help them, is the three times used Greek word diabaino, meaning to cross (into death and hell). It is the word used in Luke 16:29 when telling of the great gulf (chasma – the open mouths of men, holding humanity in the whale’s {ketos} belly, which are hell and the gates holding them therein) which they are unable to “pass” from one place to the other.

Luke 16
23 And in hell he lifted up his eyes, being in torments, and seeing Abraham afar off, and Lazarus [Eleazar] in his bosom.
24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
25 But Abraham said, Son, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and you are tormented.
26 And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf [chasma – the open mouths of men, devouring and carrying all into the belly of hell] fixed: so that they which would pass [diabaino] from hence to you cannot [because they are kept out by the open mouths, the lying vanities of the ignorant and misleading]; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
27 Then he said, I pray you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father’s house:
28 For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
29 Abraham says unto him, They have Moses and the prophets [this word of God now opened]; let them hear them.
30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead [as I have].

The other time the word diabaino appears is in Hebrews 11:26, there telling us the event, “passing through” the Red Sea, is our crossing from death into life.

Song of Solomon 8
4 I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that you stir not up [‘uwr], nor awake [‘uwr] my love, until he please.
5 Who is this that comes up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved? I raised you up [‘uwr – awakened you] under the apple tree: there your mother [wisdom and instruction] brought you forth: there she brought you forth that bare you.
6 Set me as a seal [chowtham] upon [pressed into] your heart, as a seal [chowtham] upon your arm [your strength and work]: for love is strong as death; jealousy [zeal] is cruel [qasheh] as the grave [Sheol – the zeal of the wicked to who we are yoked is hell]: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which has a most vehement flame.
7 Many waters [words of the wicked] cannot quench love, neither can the [wicked] floods drown it: if a [wicked] man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned [because the fool despises wisdom and instruction – Proverbs 1:7].

The way out of hell is to separate (unyoke) from the misleaders, and follow the LORD into heaven, which is the only way.

2 Corinthians 6
14 Be you not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion has light [understanding] with darkness [ignorance]?
15 And what concord has Christ with [the sons of] Belial [who offer strange fire]? or what part has he that believeth with an infidel [those who’ve been unfaithful to God]?
16 And what agreement has the temple of God [which you are] with idols [the false gods of this world]? for you are the temple of the living God; as God hath 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 [the exodos], and be ye separate, says the LORD, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.
18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, says the LORD Almighty.

Hebrews 11
22 By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing [exodos] of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones.
23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment.
24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter;
25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompense of the reward.
27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
28 Through faith he kept the Passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.
29 By faith they passed through [diabaino] the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.

Deuteronomy 18
15 The LORD your God will raise up unto you a Prophet from the midst of you, of your brethren, like unto me; unto him you shall hearken;
16 According to all that you desired of the LORD your God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not.
17 And the LORD said unto me, They have well spoken that which they have spoken.
18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto you, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.
19 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.
20 But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die.
21 And if you say in your heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD has not spoken?
22 When a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing follows 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.

Jonah 2
1 Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish’s belly,
2 And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell [Sheol] cried I, and you heard my voice.
3 For you had cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all your billows and your waves passed over me.
4 Then I said, I am cast out of your sight; yet I will look again toward your holy temple.
5 The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head.
6 I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me forever: yet have you brought up my life from corruption, O LORD my God.
7 When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: and my prayer came in unto you, into your holy temple.
8 They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.
9 But I will sacrifice unto you with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed [see oath in Leviticus 5:4 above]. Salvation is of the LORD.
10 And the LORD spoke unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.

Psalms 91
1 He that dwells 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.
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; nor for the arrow that flies by day;
6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; 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 nigh 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 charge [tsavah] over you, to keep you in all your ways.
12 They shall bear you up in their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone.
13 You shall tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon [tanniyn] shall you trample under feet. [Ezekiel 32:2 Son of man, take up a lamentation for Pharaoh king of Egypt {the great houses of oppression}, and say unto him, You are like a young lion of the nations, and you are as a whale {tanniyn} in the seas: and you came forth with your rivers, and troubled the waters with your feet, and fouled their rivers. 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.]
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 longlife will I satisfy him, and shew him My salvation [Jehovah’s Savation in the flesh – Jesus].

2 Corinthians 3
8 How shall not the ministration [diakonia – teaching that purifies {koniao – whitening}] of the spirit [the LORD among us working unknown] be rather glorious?

Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence comes!

Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence comes!

In the above, Matthew 18:7, the LORD speaks of the “offenses” that come making the cross necessary: the price paid to combat the lies that have risen to power over His people. The context is He is describing how all must be converted and come to Him as a little child: seeking the knowledge He possesses, which is the entry into the kingdom of heaven (complete understanding in the presence of the king).

Matthew 18
1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,
3 And said, Truly I say unto you, Except you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receive me. [Psalms 118: 26 Blessed be he that comes in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD. 27 God is the LORD, which has shown us light {taught us, as His children, understanding}: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar {to the power, and honor, due His cross}.]
6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
7 Woe unto the world because of offenses! for it must needs be that offenses come; but woe to that man by whom the offense comes!
8 Wherefore if your hand [works] or your foot [your walk] offend you [taking you off the LORD’s path, His way, His work, giving understanding], cut them off, and cast them from you: it is better for you to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire [where all other’s works and ways lead].
9 And if your eye offend you [the offense is those saying they see something other than what He has shown them], pluck it out, and cast it from you: it is better for you to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.
10 Take heed that you despise not one of these little ones [causing them to choose your misleading over the LORD’s good, which is the battle {for the mind} for which He long-suffers]; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.
11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.

The choice spoke of above, the rescue for which the LORD comes to seek and save those who receive Him, is the same spoken of in Isaiah 8, which Joel calls the valley of decision. Making the right decision (krisis or krima) is what the LORD is teaching, so we will know to choose good and refuse evil, choosing light and hating darkness: having understanding and rejecting ignorance.

John 3
19 And this is the condemnation [krisis – the decision that brings it], that light [understanding] is come into the world, and men loved [agapao – taught and broadcast] darkness [ignorance] rather than light, because their deeds were evil [intentionally misleading].

John 9
39 And Jesus said, For judgment [krima – giving good understanding as it has been given] I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which [claim they] see might be made [understood to be] blind.

Do you see it yet? In their daily headlines, teaching, and attitudes? It is the tribulation: the constant agitation of the collective mind of all humanity? They warn of something they claim they see, which never comes except in the delusion, THE HYPE AND HOAX, they create surrounding it, lies supporting the initial BIG lie. (The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming! All while we’re under Chinese attack, through agents they’ve paid off and put in power.)

These are the means and methods of evil in our time: the Godless Democrat Party, communists, globalists, anarchists, their mouthpiece media, and the blind who blindly (many good-hearted but ignorantly) follow them. To them, I say; Truly wake up and REPENT.

To all others, believe your eyes. You do see what you see, and hear what you hear, no matter how intensely they (the evil) for it, gaslight, demonize, and persecute you. These men, in their arrogance, told and tell lie after lie, committing hoax after hoax, all to agitate the world into a constant state of fear, so they could and can manipulate it into destroying itself (of which it is in the midst). The destruction and damage done isn’t the result of anything they’ve warned of, but rather from the irrational responses they’ve prescribed. And they keep coming back, over and over again, one created crisis (forced decision point) after another, always presenting a remedy that does their (intended) damage.

Friends, the LORD has warned, and now again warns, these men will do their damage until they (their lies and misleading) are taken out of the way. It is the LORD’s long-suffering, awakening us to this task, their removal, and returning us to His good leading: among us in truly Godly men He chooses (this is reality).

1 Timothy 6
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.

2 Peter 3
3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers [empaiktes], 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 long-suffering 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.

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 – hold you down in their oppression] 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 [will hold you down and oppress you], 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 of his coming:
9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan [has done its destruction] 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 [agape – this word of God freely given as received from Him] of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion [which now covers the world in the shadow of death: constant agitation and fear], 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.

Jude 1
….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 [empaiktes] in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.

Isaiah 5
19 [Woe to them] That say, Let him make speed, and hasten [maher – see below] his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw near and come, that we may know it!
20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
22 Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink: [Proverbs 20:1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. 2 The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provokes him to anger sins against his own soul.]
23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!
24 Therefore as the fire devours the stubble, and the flame consumes the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 7
13 And he said, Hear you now, O house of David; Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will you weary my God also?
14 Therefore the LORD himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
15 Butter and honey shall he eat [the teaching of God with us], that he may know [understand, and make the right decision] to refuse the evil [darkness], and choose the good [light].

As we know, in Isaiah 8 the son born is named Maher-shalal-hash-baz, meaning he is quick to the spoil and speeds to the prey. He is the one foretold to be the spoiler of those who’ve spoiled God’s people, rescuing the prey they’ve taken captive and hold down (katecho).

The word maher (Maher) is the word used (Exodus 32:8 & Deuteronomy 9:12) telling of when God’s people, while Moses was on the mountain with God, turned “quickly” out of the way (derek). These passages say they were corrupted and made a calf which the builders said was the God who delivered them out of Egypt. Because of this, the LORD told Moses to arise and get “quickly” down (to the rescue). The builder (banah), who made the altar to the idol put in God’s place and told the people it was God, was Aaron (light bringer – Exodus 32:5).

Isaiah 8
16 Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.
17 And I will wait upon the LORD, that hides his face [presence veiled in the flesh] 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 [who is a man of war], which dwells in mount Zion.
19 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits [of the dead], and unto wizards [the so-called experts, whose words and ideas are misleading into death] that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? [Or should they be looking] for the living to the dead?
20 [Shouldn’t they be looking] To the law and to the testimony [God is giving?]: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light [understanding] in them.

Joel 3
13 Put you in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their wickedness is great [rab].
14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision [this is the krisis of John 3:19 – the choice between light or darkness]: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.
15 The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.
16 The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice [qowl] from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.
17 So shall you know that I am the LORD your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more.

Isaiah 6
8 Also I heard the voice of the LORD, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
9 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear you indeed, but understand not; and see you indeed, but perceive not.
10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.
11 Then said I, LORD, how long? And he answered, Until the cities be wasted [sha’ah] without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate [sha’ah],
12 And the LORD have removed men far away, and there be a great [rab] forsaking in the midst of the land.
13 But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return, and shall be eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance [whose life is in them waiting to be quickened to life] is in them, when they cast their leaves: so the holy seed shall be the substance thereof [who shall now be awakened – after wickedness has had its full effect].

Deuteronomy 9
9 Hear, O Israel: You are to pass over Jordan [overcome the word that have carried all the world into death, and hold them there, until they are taken out of the way {derek – mesos}] this day, to go in to possess nations greater and mightier than yourself, cities great and fenced up to heaven,
2 A people great and tall, the children of the Anakims [long necked – giants], whom you know, and of whom you have heard say, Who can stand before the children of Anak [neck – giants]!
3 Understand therefore this day, that the LORD your God is he which goes over before you; as a consuming fire he shall destroy them, and he shall bring them down before your face: so shall you drive them out, and destroy them quickly [maher], as the LORD has said unto you. [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: 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 them out of the way} of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made {built by corrupting builders}, 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.]
4 Speak not you in your heart, after that the LORD your God has cast them out from before you, saying, For my righteousness the LORD has brought me in to possess this land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD does drive them out from before you.
5 Not for your righteousness, or for the uprightness of your heart, do you go to possess their land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD your God does drive them out from before you, and that he may perform the word which the LORD swore unto your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
6 Understand therefore, that the LORD your God gives you not this good land to possess it for your righteousness; for you are a stiff-necked [qasheh] people.
7 Remember, and forget not, how you provoked the LORD your God to wrath in the wilderness: from the day that you did depart out of the land of Egypt, until you came unto this place, you have been rebellious [marah – Mary, the virgin] against the LORD.
8 Also in Horeb [desert – in desolation, in your man caused corruption] you provoked the LORD to wrath, so that the LORD was angry with you to have destroyed you.
9 When I was gone up into the mount to receive the tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant which the LORD made with you, then I abode in the mount forty days and forty nights, I neither did eat bread nor drink water:
10 And the LORD delivered unto me two tables of stone written with the finger of God; and on them was written according to all the words, which the LORD spoke with you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly.
11 And it came to pass at the end of forty days and forty nights, that the LORD gave me the two tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant.
12 And the LORD said unto me, Arise, get you down quickly [maher – to take the builders out of the way, the spoilers who’ve spoiled God’s people] from hence; for your people which you have brought forth out of Egypt have corrupted themselves; they are quickly [maher] turned aside out of the way which I commanded them; they have made them a molten image.

The word qasheh (stiff-necked) above is the word used to describe the “hard” bondage in Egypt.

Exodus 1
12 But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel.
13 And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigor:
14 And they made their lives bitter with hard [qasheh – their neck, their minds, became as the neck of the giants they feared – the head {leaders} moving ever further away from the body {the people they lead}, and thereby became unreasonable and obstinate – see 1 Kings 12:7 through 9, and the unreasonableness of Rehoboam] bondage, in mortar, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigor.

The name Rehoboam (final king of united Israel, the son of Solomon, during whose reign the breach occurred ) is from the Hebrew word rchob, meaning the “broad way,” and ‘am, meaning a people. It is speaking of a new crop of leaders sprung up, that abandoned the old ways (of the Ancient of days), misleaders who became the “broad way,” that leads to the (same old ways of) destruction of men and nations.

Matthew 7
12 Therefore all things whatsoever you would that men should do to you, do you even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
13 Enter you in at the strait gate [narrowed by the obstacles, misleading men’s ways, that must be avoided]: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads unto life, and few there be that find it.
15 Beware of false prophets [the new crop with new ways and ideas], which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves [misleaders among us dividing and conquering us]. [5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of your own eye; and then shall you see clearly to cast out the mote out of your brother’s eye.]
16 You shall know them by their fruits [this evil generation they’ve produced, as the sons of Eli, and which they did nothing to correct]. Do men gather grapes of thorns [misleaders], or figs of thistles [deceivers]?
17 Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

1 Kings 12
1 And Rehoboam went to Shechem [and the broad way of the misleaders became the burden]: for all Israel were come to Shechem to make him king.
2 And it came to pass, when Jeroboam [the people will contend] the son of Nebat [who himself had no regard for the king and the ways of Ancient of days], who was yet in Egypt, heard of it, (for he was fled from the presence of king Solomon, and Jeroboam dwelt in Egypt;)
3 That they sent and called him. And Jeroboam and all the congregation of Israel came, and spoke unto Rehoboam, saying,
4 Your father made our yoke grievous: now therefore make you the grievous [qasheh – the yoke joining the leaders to and the people] service of your father, and his heavy yoke which he put upon us, lighter, and we will serve you.
5 And he said unto them, Depart yet for three days, then come again to me. And the people departed.
6 And king Rehoboam consulted with the old men, that stood before Solomon his father while he yet lived, and said, How do you advise that I may answer this people?
7 And they spoke unto him, saying, If you will be a servant unto this people this day, and will serve them, and answer them, and speak good words to them, then they will be your servants for ever.
8 But he forsook the counsel of the old men, which they had given him, and consulted with the young men that were grown up with him, and which stood before him:
9 And he said unto them, What counsel give you that we may answer this people, who have spoken to me, saying, Make the yoke which your father did put upon us lighter?
10 And the young men that were grown up with him spoke unto him, saying, Thus shall you speak unto this people that spoke unto you, saying, Your father made our yoke heavy, but make you it lighter unto us; thus shall you say unto them, My little finger shall be thicker than my father’s loins.
11 And now whereas my father did lade you with a heavy yoke, I will add to your yoke: my father has chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.
12 So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam the third day, as the king had appointed, saying, Come to me again the third day.
13 And the king answered the people roughly [qasheh], and forsook the old men’s counsel that they gave him;
14 And spoke to them after the counsel of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, and I will add to your yoke: my father also chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.

As we know, as a result of this unreasonable response, the people followed the leading of Jeroboam, and the kingdom was divided in two (Judah and Israel). As we also know, one of Jeroboam’s first acts was to make calves he put in Bethel (the house of God) and Dan (judgment) and ordain priests of the lowest of the people, who are in 2 Chronicles 11:15 called “devils.” The word there rendered “devils” is the Hebrew word sa’iyr, meaning he-goat. The same word is the origin of Seir, the name of the capital (the leaders) of Edom (Esau), who represent the enemies mixed among us destroying us. In this evil generation, it is our countrymen, while telling us (as Trudeau is telling Canada) it is for our “peace and safety,” at war with our God (from Who our rights come) and us.

As we know, Jeroboam made these calves to keep people from going to meet with God, where He told them to come and where He manifests His presence above the mercy seat. The place of the meeting is in Jerusalem, which we know tells of this meeting in Shiloh (peace – Salem, see 1 Samuel 3:21), from the words yarah shalam (words defining the way to peace: reciprocal respect of people’s God-given rights {among them, to life, liberty, and property} taught by the word that flows directly from Him). Isaiah 57:21 There is no peace, says my God, to the wicked.

1 Kings 12
26 And Jeroboam said in his heart, Now shall the kingdom return to the house of David:
27 If this people go up to do sacrifice in the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, then shall the heart of this people turn again unto their king, even unto Rehoboam king of Judah, and they shall kill me, and go again to Rehoboam king of Judah.
28 Whereupon the king took counsel, and made two calves of gold, and said unto them, It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem: behold your gods, O Israel, which brought you up out of the land of Egypt.
29 And he set the one in Bethel, and the other put he in Dan.
30 And this thing became a sin: for the people went to worship before the one, even unto Dan.
31 And he made a house of high places, and made priests of the lowest of the people, which were not of the sons of Levi [see 2 Chronicles 11:15].
32 And Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month, on the fifteenth day of the month, like unto the feast that is in Judah, and he offered upon the altar. So did he in Bethel, sacrificing unto the calves that he had made: and he placed in Bethel the priests of the high places which he had made.

Solomon, in Song of Solomon 8:6, says this qasheh is as hell. This comes as he is (in Song of Solomon 6:13) calling his Shulamite (shalam-ite to return from {hell} to her dwelling) to return into peace {shalam, Salem, and Shiloh}).

Song of Solomon 6
9 My dove [the children the LORD has given me, who with me are signs of the end reached], my undefiled [elect remnant – see Revelation 14:4] is but one [BODY]; she is the only one of her mother [wisdom born of a good teacher], she is the choice one of her that bare her. The daughters saw her, and blessed her; yea, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.
10 Who is she that looks forth [sees what is coming] as the morning [with the understanding of the new day], fair as the moon [righteous civil government], clear as the sun [as the church whose understanding is clearly shines], and terrible as an army with banners?
11 I went down into the garden of nuts to see the fruits of the valley, and to see whether the vine flourished and the pomegranates budded.
12 Or ever I was aware [of the time and place of the fruit], my soul made me like the chariots of Amminadib [carrying all God’s people back to Him].
13 Return, return, O Shulamite [you whose habitation is in peace, in heavenly New Jerusalem]; return, return, that we may look upon you [let the world see you]. What will you see in the Shulamite? As it were [before] the company of two armies [as the breach is healed and we gather again In ONE BODY under one king].

The word describing the “banners” over this ONE army is the three times used Hebrew word dagal, meaning “to flaunt, i.e. raise a flag; figuratively, to be conspicuous.” It is speaking of the king raised over them, who God sets up, fulfilling all our petitions. This last aspect is what the LORD speaks of earlier in Matthew 7: about asking Him and receiving what we’ve asked.

Matthew 7
5 You hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of your own eye [so you will be able to judge rightly]; and then shall you see clearly to cast out the mote out of your brother’s eye.
6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs [who are ever barking out darkness], neither cast you your pearls before swine [who are forever wallowing in the mire they stir with their own ways], lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you. [Don’t seek to them, the wizards that peep and mutter, for what {peace and security} they cannot and will not give.]
7 Ask [Your Father in heaven], and it shall be given you; [diligently] seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
8 For every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened.
9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread [His nourishing rightly divided word], will he give him a stone [which cannot nourish]?
10 Or if he ask a fish [to reveal the life hidden below the surface of His word: waters], will he give him a serpent [the misleading of devils]?
11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

Song of Solomon 5
8 I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if you find my beloved, that you tell him, that I am sick of love.
9 What is your beloved more than another beloved, O you fairest among women? what is your beloved more than another beloved, that you do so charge us?
10 My beloved is white and ruddy, the chief [dagal – the banner, king, raised] among ten thousand.
11 His head is as the most fine gold, his locks are bushy, and black as a raven.
12 His eyes are as the eyes of doves [seeing the sign of the end reached] by the rivers of waters [this word flowing from God], washed with milk, and fitly set [to him, Yahh {ya’ah}, it appertains].

Psalms 20
1 The LORD hear you in the day of trouble [tsarah – this day of tribulation]; the name of the God of Jacob defend you;
2 Send you help from the sanctuary, and strengthen you out of Zion;
3 Remember all your offerings, and accept your burnt sacrifice; Selah.
4 Grant you according to your own heart, and fulfil all your counsel.
5 We will rejoice in your salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners [dagal – our king]: [in who] the LORD fulfil all your petitions.
6 Now know I that the LORD save his anointed [king]; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.
7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.
8 They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright.
9 Save, LORD: let the king hear us when we call [to awaken him].

Song of Solomon 8
4 I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that you stir not up [‘uwr], nor awake [‘uwr] my love, until he please.
5 Who is this that comes up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved? I raised you up [‘uwr – awakened you] under the apple tree: there your mother [wisdom and instruction] brought you forth: there she brought you forth that bare you.
6 Set me as a seal [chowtham] upon [pressed into] your heart, as a seal [chowtham] upon your arm [your strength and work]: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel [qasheh] as the grave [Sheol – the zeal of the wicked to who we are yoked is hell]: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which has a most vehement flame.
7 Many waters [words of the wicked] cannot quench love, neither can the [wicked] floods drown it: if a [wicked] man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned [because the fool despises wisdom and instruction – Proverbs 1:7].

Romans 13
13 Let every soul be subject [hupotasso] unto the higher [huperecho] powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained [tasso] of God.
2 Whosoever therefore resists [opposes] the power, resists the ordinance [the order] of God: and they that resist [stands against] shall receive to themselves damnation.
3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Will you then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and you shall have praise of the same:
4 For he is the minister of God to you for good. But if you do that which is evil, be afraid; for he bears not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that does evil.
5 Wherefore you must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
6 For for this cause pay you tribute also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.
7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor.
8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loves another has fulfilled the law.
9 For this, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not kill, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, You shall not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
10 Love [agape – charity, freely giving understanding as God has given us] worketh no ill to his neighbor: therefore love [agape – charity, teaching the knowledge and wisdom of God] is the fulfilling of the law.
11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness [the works of the ignorant], and let us put on the armor of light [understanding].
13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
14 But put you on the LORD Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

Hebrews 12
9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection [hupotasso] unto the Father of spirits, and live?

Philippians 2
3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better [huperecho] than themselves.
4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
9 Wherefore God also has highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
10 That at the name of Jesus [the name of the one who is Jehovah’s Salvation manifested in the flesh] every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is LORD, to the glory of God the Father.
12 Wherefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
14 Do all things without murmurings and disputing:
15 That you may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom you shine as lights in the world;
16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither labored in vain.
17 Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.
18 For the same cause also do you joy, and rejoice with me.
19 But I trust in the LORD Jesus to send [I Am] Timothy shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state.
20 For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state.
21 For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ’s.
22 But you know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father, he has served with me in the gospel.

Philippians 3
8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency [huperecho] of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my LORD: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,
9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;
11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.

Philippians 4
6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7 And the peace [Shiloh] of God, which passes [huperecho – which is the highest power of] all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

1 Peter 2
13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the LORD’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme [huperecho];
14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.
15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
16 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.
17 Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.

Psalms 77
1 I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me.
2 In the day of my trouble [tsarah] I sought the LORD: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted.
3 I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah.
4 You held mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak.
5 I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times.
6 I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.
7 Will the LORD cast off forever? and will he be favorable no more?
8 Is his mercy clean gone forever? does his promise fail for evermore?
9 Has God forgotten to be gracious? has he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah.
10 And I said, This is my infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the Most High.
11 I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember your wonders of old.
12 I will meditate also of all your work, and talk of your doings.
13 Your way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?
14 You are the God that does wonders: you have declared your strength among the people.
15 You have with your arm redeemed your people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.
16 The waters saw you, O God, the waters saw you; they were afraid: the depths also were troubled.
17 The clouds poured out water: the skies sent out a sound: your arrows also went abroad.
18 The voice of your thunder was in the heaven: the lightnings lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook.
19 Your way is in the sea, and your path in the great waters, and your footsteps are not known.
20 You led your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

O house of Jacob, come you, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.

O house of Jacob, come you, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.

When Jacob is mentioned, we understand it is most often speaking to God’s people when in their natural state, without spiritual understanding and wrestling with Him unknown among them.

The word above rendered “come” and “walk” is the Hebrew word “yalak,” said to mean “to walk (literally or figuratively); causatively, to carry (in various senses).” Its more complete comprehension reveals it to mean a transition from one state; here, ignorance into understanding is referred to as from darkness into the light.

The word rendered “light” is ‘owr, meaning “illumination or (concrete) luminary (in every sense, including lightning, happiness, etc.).” In the context of this transition, it (‘owr) is the word rendered “light” in Genesis 1:3, when the earth became (hayah) without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep. The words “face of the deep” are from paniym and thowm, which describes the words (waters) in which deep understanding was present: covered by the darkness.

The word describing the “darkness” covering (upon) understanding is choshek, meaning “the dark; hence (literally) darkness; figuratively, misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness.” We find its deep understanding, its cause and effect, in its twice appearing in Proverbs (Proverbs 2:13 & 20:20).

Proverbs 2
6 For the LORD gives wisdom: out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.
7 He lays up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler [magen] to them that walk uprightly.
8 He keeps the paths [‘orach] of judgment, and preserves the way [derek] of his saints.
9 Then shall you understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.
10 When wisdom enters into your heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto your soul;
11 Discretion shall preserve you, understanding shall keep you:
12 To deliver you from the way [derek] of the evil man, from the man that speaks froward things [twisted and perverted truth];
13 Who leave the paths [‘orach] of uprightness, to walk [yalak] in the ways [derek] of darkness [choshek];
14 Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked;
15 Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths [‘orach]:
16 To deliver you from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flatters with her words;
17 Which forsake the guide of her youth, and forget the covenant of her God.
18 For her house inclines unto death, and her paths unto the dead.
19 None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths [‘orach] of life.
20 That you mayest walk [yalak] in the way [derek] of good men, and keep the paths [‘orach] of the righteous.
21 For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.
22 But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.

Proverbs 20 begins, describing the path by which light (understanding) is left, saying, “Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging.” The “wine” is the word yayin, meaning effervescence (natural ebullition – a fluid bubbling off gas). It’s descriptively referring to the sons of perdition (the mockers), in the pattern of Reuben, who took the place of his father (representing God). In Jacob’s telling His children what shall befall them in these last days, he describes Reuben as “unstable” as water, using the Hebrew word “pachaz,” meaning ebullition.

Genesis 49
1 And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.
2 Gather yourselves together, and hear, you sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father.
3 Reuben, you are my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power:
4 Unstable [pachaz – ebullition] as water [this tells of the advice of the serpent, as one of God’s children, with unbridled license, recklessly reinterpreting His word], you shall not excel; because you went up to your father’s bed [went into the women – God’s people who have His words]; then defiled you it: he went up to my couch [took God’s place].

The Hebrew word rendered “excel” is yathar, meaning “to jut over or exceed; by implication, to excel; (intransitively) to remain or be left; causatively, to leave, cause to abound, preserve.” It (yathar) is a direct contrast to the description of Joseph later in the chapter: as a bough jutting over the wall (of the lies of Reuben in the pattern of Satan, the son of perdition, already at work), against who Joseph prevails.

The word “mocker” is the Hebrew word luwts, meaning “properly, to make mouths at, i.e. to scoff; hence (from the effort to pronounce a foreign language) to interpret, or (generally) intercede.” This “interceding” refers to meddling in the affairs of others, in context: putting yourself in the place of the father or God and giving bad (misleading) advice that intoxicates the mind (ignorance induced by mockers).

Proverbs 20
1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging [hamah – tumult and strife]: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
2 The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provokes him to anger sins against his own soul.
3 It is an honor for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.
4 The sluggard [those too lazy to dig for truth] will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.
5 Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water [now covered in darkness]; but a man of understanding will draw it out. [Genesis 1:3 And God said, Let there be light {‘owr}: and there was light {‘owr}. 4 And God saw the light {‘owr}, that it was good: and God divided the light {‘owr} from the darkness {choshek}.]
6 Most men will proclaim everyone his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?
7 The just man walks in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.
8 A king that sits in the throne of judgment scatters away all evil [misleading] with his eyes [of good Judgment].
9 Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin [only those who’ve judged themselves, and are made pure by seeing as God sees, by putting on His mind]?
10 Divers weights [evil judgment], and divers measures [and corrupt and perverted sentences {perscriptions}], both of them are alike abomination to the LORD.
11 Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.
12 The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD has made even both of them.
13 Love not sleep, lest you come to poverty; open your eyes, and you shall be satisfied with bread [this rightly divided word of truth].
14 It is naught, it is naught, says the buyer: but when he is gone his way, then he boasts.
15 There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.
16 Take his garment that is surety for a stranger [cover yourselves in ways that are not God’s]: and take a pledge of him for a strange woman [put your trust in the promises of those unfaithful to God and truth].
17 Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.
18 Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.
19 He that goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flatters with his lips.
20 Whoso curses his father or his mother [those who don’t mislead], his lamp [the understanding he has] shall be put out in obscure darkness [choshek].
21 An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed [barak].
22 Say not you, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save you.
23 Divers weights are an abomination unto the LORD; and a false balance is not good.
24 Man’s goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?
25 It is a snare to the man who devours that which is holy, and after vows to make inquiry.
26 A wise king scatters the wicked, and brings the wheel over them.
27 The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.
28 Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upheld by mercy.

The blessed spoken of above in verse 21, is Ephraim, God’s people in these last days of the old and corrupt world, upon who this light and new creation have come. Jacob calls it the blessing of the deep, and the womb, meaning it is the new birth, the new day, when the LORD, in blessing the one good shepherd, the foundation stone He’s laid, all are blessed with peace (in their king, Shiloh).

Genesis 49
22 Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well [a tree of life by these waters of God]; whose branches run over the wall [the wall of lies men have created and teach]:
23 The archers [ba’al – the gods of this world whose teaching has blinded all from seeing the Father, in the son, the seed of the women who brings forth the man child – see Revelation 12:5] have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him:
24 But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the [good] Shepherd, the [foundation] Stone of Israel:)
25 Even by the God of your father, who shall help [‘azar] you; and by the Almighty, who shall bless [barak] you with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep [thowm] that lies under [the deep meaning that lies below the surface], blessings of the breasts [of the Ancient of Day – see Isaiah 28:9], and of the womb [seed, the son]:
26 The blessings of your father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors [harah – all those who have come before us, and were only blessed with part of what is perfected in our return to the LORD] unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head [see Zechariah 9:16] of him that was separate from his brethren.

The word yather is used, Divinely Engineered, to give us this precise meaning in telling of those “left” after the LORD’s judgment. Rueben isn’t there because he is an archetype of those who perish (apoleia), who we know Peter defines in 2 Peter 2 & 3.

Psalms 79
9 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for your name’s sake.
10 Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is their God? let him be known among the heathen in our sight by the revenging of the blood of your servants which is shed.
11 Let the sighing of the prisoner come before you; according to the greatness of your power preserve [yathar] you those that are appointed to die;
12 And render unto our neighbors [the enemies mixed among us] sevenfold into their bosom their reproach, wherewith they have reproached you, O LORD.
13 So we your people and sheep of your pasture will give you thanks forever: we will show forth your praise to all generations.

Isaiah 28
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, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner [pinnah] 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.
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 [as these water breaking forth upon the enemies who are made His footstool], he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon [as these water frozen in heaven are released, as hail to destroy this crop of misleaders in this evil generation], 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 [luwts], lest your bands be made strong: for I have heard from the LORD God of hosts a consumption, even determined upon the whole earth.
23 Give you ear, and hear my voice [for it is sound doctrine]; hearken, and hear my speech [this report in which the LORD’s arm, His strengthening work, is revealed].

Isaiah 2
2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.
3 And many people shall go and say, Come [yalak] you, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways [derek], and we will walk [yalak] in his paths [‘orach]: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
4 And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
5 O house of Jacob, come [yalak] you, and let us walk [yalak] in the light [understanding] of the LORD.
6 Therefore you have forsaken your people the house of Jacob, because they be replenished from the east, and are soothsayers like the Philistines [invaders among us], and they please themselves in the children of strangers.
7 Their land also is full of silver and gold, neither is there any end of their treasures; their land is also full of horses, neither is there any end of their chariots:
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 [to their idols], and the great man humbles himself [to the works of their own hands]: therefore forgive them not.
10 Enter into the rock, and hide you in the dust, 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 shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low:

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.

The Greek word used to tell of these mockers is the twice used word empaiktes, meaning “a derider, i.e. (by implication) a false teacher:–mocker, scoffer.” It tells of them as those mocking the presence of the LORD manifested in His teaching and leading into light. The condition of darkness, as we know, is described in Isaiah 34:11 and Jeremiah 4:23, using the same words (tohuw bohuw) rendered in Genesis 1:2 as “without form, and void.” In these later appearances, the only other places the Hebrew words are used together, the condition is “confusion” and “emptiness,” when His people have become foolish, have no understanding, and the heavens are without light.

Jeremiah is very clear, saying the people have heard the sound of the trumpet (the voice of the archangel), the alarm of war, and have seen the standard: the nec upon which the son of man is lifted, the LORD through Him calling all to assemble. It says in verse 9, speaking of the darkness (ignorance), “it shall come to pass at that day, says the LORD, that the heart [the foundational mind] of the king shall perish, and the heart of the princes; and the priests shall be astonished, and the prophets shall wonder.”

1 Corinthians 13
8 Charity [agape] never fails: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
13 And now abides faith, hope, charity [agape], these three; but the greatest of these is charity [agape].

1 Corinthians 14
1 Follow [pursue] after charity [agape – the word of God as he gives it], and desire spiritual gifts [the treasure He freely gives those who seek and pursue Him], but rather [mallon – but more so] that you may prophesy.
2 For he that speaks in an unknown tongue speaks [the word of God without understanding] not unto men, but unto God: for no man understands him; howbeit in the spirit he speaks mysteries. [For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people {words in their own language that they don’t understand – tongues speaking mysteries, they refuse to hear because they are in agreement with hell: held there by the ever-open mouths of the dead}].
3 But he that prophesies speaks [the gifts God has given him to give] unto men to edification [to educate them into understanding], and exhortation, and comfort.
4 He that speaks in an unknown tongue edifies [educates] himself; but he that prophesies edifies [educates] the church.

Isaiah 28
5 In that day shall the LORD of hosts be for a crown of glory, and for a diadem 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 – this report]? 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 [words in their own language that they don’t understand – tongues speaking mysteries, they refuse to hear].
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 [as a builder building] 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.

2 Peter 3
3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers [empaiktes], 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 [empaiktes] 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.

The word rendered the several forms of “edify,” above in 1 Corinthians 14, is oikodomeo, meaning “to be a house-builder, i.e. construct or (figuratively) confirm.” It’s from the words oikos, meaning a dwelling or family, and doma, meaning a gift. It speaks of giving the gifts God has given us (agape – charity), as what builds the dwelling of God, in His family, which He has created.

The final two times the word (oikodomeo) is used are in 1 Peter 2:5 & 7, rendered respectively “build up” and “builders.”

1 Peter 2
1 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speaking [misleading words],
2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word [the foundation the children need], that you may grow thereby [and become grown, and put away childish things]:
3 If so be you have tasted that the LORD is gracious.
4 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,
5 You also, as lively stones, are built up [oikodomeo] a spiritual house, a holy priesthood [see the pattern in 1 Samuel 2 below], to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Zion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believes on him shall not be confounded.
7 Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders [oikodomeo] disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner [the return to the Father of us all, back into His family, His ONE BODY],
8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word [because they don’t receive it with faith, the belief that it’s God the Father speaking, calling them home], being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should show forth the praises of him who has called [edified] you out of darkness [ignorance] into his marvelous [eye opening] light [understanding];
10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims [journeying to this destination], abstain from fleshly lusts [that keep you from realizing this is the reality], which war against the soul;
12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles [those who don’t know the Father]: that, whereas they [those sleeping in the delusion that God isn’t reality] speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the [this] day of visitation.

The LORD, when quoting Psalms 118:22 in verse 7 above, is speaking of today, this day the LORD has made, when His people finally say, “blessed [barak] is he that comes in the name of the LORD.” It’s when His marvelous work is done: opening His children’s eyes by His light, and awakening, realizing God is the LORD who has done this.

Genesis 2
21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made [banah – as a builder built] he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

Isaiah 28
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 [this chastising] 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, 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 [shall not be ashamed].
17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet [as a builder building]: 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 – doctrine which is to the scorners and mockers as a foreign tongue].

Ephesians 5
23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the savior of the body.
24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourishes and cherishes it, even as the LORD the church:
30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.

Ephesians 6
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the LORD, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith you shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

Ephesians 6
1 Children, obey your parents in the LORD: for this is right.
2 Honor your father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise;
3 That it may be well with you, and you mayest live long on the earth.

1 Samuel 2
26 And the child Samuel [shmuw’el – who hears and understands the report from God] grew on, and was in favor both with the LORD, and also with men.
27 And there came a man of God unto Eli [the priest who exalt themselves, even above God the Father of the house, who are inhabitants of Shiloh], and said unto him, Thus says the LORD, Did I plainly appear unto the house of your father [to Moses of Levi], when they were in Egypt in Pharaoh’s house [the great house of oppression]?
28 And did I choose him out of all the tribes of Israel to be my priest, to offer upon mine altar, to burn incense, to wear an ephod before me? and did I give unto the house of your father all the offerings made by fire of the children of Israel?
29 Wherefore kick you at my sacrifice and at mine offering, which I have commanded in my habitation; and honor your sons [of Belial] above me, to make yourselves fat with the chief of all the offerings of Israel my people?
30 Wherefore the LORD God of Israel says, I said indeed that your house, and the house of your father, should walk before me forever: but now the LORD says, Be it far from me; for them that honor me I will honor, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.
31 Behold, the days come, that I will cut off your arm [the strength of understanding], and the arm of your father’s house, that there shall not be an old man in your house.
32 And you shall see an enemy in my habitation, in all the wealth which God shall give Israel: and there shall not be an old man in your house forever.
33 And the man of yours, whom I shall not cut off from mine altar, shall be to consume your eyes [so you are blind and ignorant], and to grieve your heart [so your mind is without God’s foundation]: and all the increase of your house shall die in the flower of their age.
34 And this shall be a sign unto you, that shall come upon your two sons, on Hophni and Phinehas [those who fight with their hands: the work and word of the serpent misleading]; in one day they shall die both of them.
35 And I will raise me up a faithful priest [in Shiloh], that shall do according to that which is in mine heart and in my mind: and I will build [banah] him a sure house; and he shall walk before mine anointed forever.
36 And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left in your house shall come and crouch to him for a piece of silver and a morsel of bread, and shall say, Put me, I pray you, into one of the priests’ offices, that I may eat a piece of bread.

In the following chapter, the LORD tells of this day when He again reveals Himself to those who hear Him, “in Shiloh by the word of the LORD.” It tells of Samuel (those who hear God speaking) awakened from their sleep, when there is no open vision (all the deep is covered in darkness), the lamp of God went out in the temple, and Samuel slept.

John 14
20 At that day you shall know that I am in my Father, and you in me [Shiloh – in peace], and I [Shiloh – My peace] in you.
21 He that has my commandments, and keeps them, he it is that loveth [gives my word as I have given it] me: and he that loves [gives my word as given] me shall be loved [given my word to give] of my Father, and I will love [give it as given] him, and will manifest myself to him.
22 Judas says unto him, not Iscariot, LORD, how is it that you will manifest yourself unto us, and not unto the world?
23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode [house – family] with him.
24 He that loveth me not keep not my sayings: and the word which you hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.
25 These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you.
26 But the Comforter [the Paraclete], which is the Holy Ghost [the LORD unknown], whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
27 Peace [Shiloh – where My name is set] I leave with you, my peace [Shiloh] I give unto you: not as the world gives, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
28 You have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If you loved me, you would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I.
29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, you might believe.

1 Samuel 3
1 And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was precious in those days; there was no open vision.
2 And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place, and his eyes began to wax dim, that he could not see;
3 And ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the LORD, where the ark of God was, and Samuel was laid down to sleep;
4 That the LORD called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I.
5 And he ran unto Eli, and said, Here am I; for you called me. And he said, I called not; lie down again. And he went and lay down.
6 And the LORD called yet again, Samuel. And Samuel arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for you did call me. And he answered, I called not, my son; lie down again.
7 Now Samuel did not yet know the LORD, neither was the word of the LORD yet revealed unto him.
8 And the LORD called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for you did call me. And Eli perceived that the LORD had called the child.
9 Therefore Eli said unto Samuel, Go, lie down: and it shall be, if he call you, that you shall say, Speak, LORD; for your servant heareth. So Samuel went and lay down in his place.
10 And the LORD came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for your servant heareth.
11 And the LORD said to Samuel, Behold, I will do a thing in Israel, at which both the ears of every one that hears it shall tingle.
12 In that day I will perform against Eli all things which I have spoken concerning his house: when I begin, I will also make an end.
13 For I have told him that I will judge his house forever for the iniquity which he knows; because his sons [of Belial] made themselves vile, and he restrained them not.
14 And therefore I have sworn unto the house of Eli, that the iniquity of Eli’s house shall not be purged with sacrifice nor offering forever.
15 And Samuel lay until the morning, and opened the doors of the house of the LORD. And Samuel feared to show Eli the vision.
16 Then Eli called Samuel, and said, Samuel, my son. And he answered, Here am I.
17 And he said, What is the thing that the LORD has said unto you? I pray you hide it not from me: God do so to you, and more also, if you hide any thing from me of all the things that he said unto you.
18 And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him. And he said, It is the LORD: let him do what seem him good.
19 And Samuel grew, and the LORD was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground.
20 And all Israel from Dan even to Beersheba [where the calves were put in God’s place] knew that Samuel was established to be a prophet of the LORD.
21 And the LORD appeared again in Shiloh: for the LORD revealed himself to Samuel in Shiloh by the word of the LORD.

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 rises, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain.
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 shall be all of them as thorns [misleaders] thrust 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.

Luke 20
16 He shall come and destroy these husbandmen, and shall give the vineyard to others [who honor the Father and the son]. And when they heard it, they said, God forbid.
17 And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner?
18 Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
19 And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought to lay hands on him; and they feared the people: for they perceived that he had spoken this parable against them.
20 And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of his words, that so they might deliver him unto the power and authority of the governor.

Psalms 118
1 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endures forever.
2 Let Israel now say, that his mercy endures forever.
3 Let the house of Aaron now say, that his mercy endures forever.
4 Let them now that fear the LORD say, that his mercy endures forever.
5 I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place.
6 The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?
7 The LORD taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me.
8 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.
9 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.
10 All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them.
11 They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.
12 They compassed me about like bees: they are quenched as the fire of thorns: 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 [banah] refused is become the head stone of the corner.
23 This is the LORD’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.
24 This is the day which the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
25 Save now, 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.
27 God is the LORD, which has shown us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.
28 You are my God, and I will praise you: you are my God, I will exalt you.
29 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endures forever.

Not everyone that says unto me, LORD, LORD, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father which is in heaven.

Not everyone that says unto me, LORD, LORD, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father which is in heaven.

The LORD begins today with a warning to the unrepentant, to who He says, “Many will say to me in that day, LORD, LORD, have we not prophesied in your name? and in your name have cast out devils? and in your name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity.”

These men are the false prophets and misleaders who aren’t doing the will of God but their own works, which they think earned them entry into His kingdom.

1 John 4
1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
2 Hereby know you the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
3 And every spirit that confesses not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof you have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them [the many antichrists resisting the word and work of God]: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world hears them.
6 We are of God: he that knows God hears us; he that is not of God hears not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
7 Beloved, let us love [agapao] one another: for love [agape] is of God; and every one that loves [agapao] is born of God, and knows God.
8 He that loveth [agapao] not knows not God; for God is love [agape].
9 In this was manifested the love [agape] of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.

Friends, these men, the incorrigibles, are manifested by not hearing and doing the will of God, which is to “love” as He loves. As we understand, His “love” is charity, freely giving His word, which is the light and life of the world.

The fact that they do not hear this word as the word of God, which it is, or hearing it, refuse to do His will on earth as it is in heaven, proves they are not His children. Hebrews 12:8 says these men are “bastards” and not sons, because, without faith (not believing His testimony), the correction of God does not affect them, and they remain strangers in corruption and death.

Hebrews 12
1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses [Hebrews 11:39 And these all, having obtained a good report {the Father testifying of them in His testimony, the shmuw’ah, that they believe Him, and did His will on earth} through faith, received not the promise: 40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.], let us lay aside every weight [the burdens of men’s words], and the sin [missing the mark {of righteousness through faith}] which does so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy [the crowning that comes when God is seen in him] that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest you be wearied and faint in your minds.
4 You have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.
5 And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks unto you as unto children, My son, despise not you the chastening of the LORD, nor faint when you are rebuked of him:
6 For whom the LORD loves [agapao – shows charity] he chastens [corrects through the testimony He gives, through those He first gave His treasures], and scourges every son whom he receives.
7 If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chastens not?
8 But if you be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are you bastards, and not sons.

The word rendered “bastards” is the once used word “nothos” meaning “of uncertain affinity; a spurious or illegitimate son:–bastard.”

Above we’re told of the scourge that comes upon all, and those who reject correction (chastising) will not enter the kingdom: of which the chapter later speaks. The writer (the LORD) likens this refusal to Esau (a symbol of enemies mixed among us, as illegitimate brothers) selling his birthright; the cause also spoken of as not seeking peace with all men, without which no man will see God (enter His kingdom).

Hebrews 12
20 (For they could not endure that which was commanded [to do God’s will, seek peace with all men], And if so much as a beast touch the mountain [those without His correction, who attempt to come into His presence], it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart:
21 And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:)
22 But you are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,
23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaks better things than that of Abel.
25 See that you refuse not him that speaks. For if they escaped not who refused him that spoke on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaks from heaven [the kingdom of God, full understanding in His presence]:
26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he has promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
27 And this word, Yet once more, signifies the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made [the leaven, which by the unfaithful, has been fully worked into the lump, corrupt it all], 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.

When the above speaks of things made, removed by the LORD’s voice shaking them, it is speaking of what is written in Isaiah 28:8, saying “For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place clean.” These are the tables (shulchan) in the temple, upon which was the showbread (which here is made with the leaven of the unfaithful, whose words are as vomit).

Psalms 69
21 They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
22 Let their table [shulchan] become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap.
23 Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake.
24 Pour out your indignation upon them, and let your wrathful anger take hold of them.
25 Let their habitation be desolate; and let none dwell in their tents.
26 For they persecute him whom you have smitten; and they talk to the grief of those whom you have wounded.
27 Add iniquity unto their iniquity: and let them not come into your righteousness.
28 Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.

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, 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 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 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; 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.

The word used four times in Hebrews 12, telling of the Father’s chastising, is the six times used Greek word paideia, meaning “to train up a child, i.e. educate, or (by implication), discipline (by punishment):–chasten(-ise), instruct, learn, teach.”

It is the word used in 2 Timothy 3:16 to tell us it is “instruction” in righteousness that comes through scripture. It there says it (this instruction) is what makes the man of God perfect, and furnished unto every good work. This perfection is that spoken of in Hebrews 11:39 & 40, that comes to all God’s people, when the promise is received, and we enter the kingdom of heaven in God’s presence.

2 Timothy 3
12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. [1 Timothy 3: 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.]
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 [paideia] in righteousness:
17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

The word paideia is from the word paideuo, which also appears (three times) in Hebrews 12, referring us to 2 Timothy 2:25. There it speaks of “instructing” those who oppose themselves (Jonah 2:8 “They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy”), who are held in the snare of the devil (by his table), as Jonah was in the belly of hell (Jonah 2:2).

2 Timothy 2
23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strife [they are intended to continue an 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 [paideuo] 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, who are taken captive by him at his will.

The above describes those God calls, who’ve diligently sought His knowledge, Godly men He’s rewarded with the treasures in His word, who then freely give His word as given. These men wrote of this as preaching “an entrance” into His kingdom, which comes with the realization it is the LORD speaking.

This takes us back to the word nothos, and its twice used derivative, nothros, meaning “sluggish, i.e. (literally) lazy, or (figuratively) stupid:–dull, slothful.”

Hebrews 5
4 And no man taketh 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 says 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 [nothros] of hearing [because you haven’t been called, ordained, and rewarded].
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 [the first principle], and not of strong meat [the deeper understanding that only come from the Father directly].
13 For every one that uses milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
14 But strong meat 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 [good and evil leading, which come in the meats, the deeper understanding freely given by God {which is good} or created and sold by men {which is evil}].

The “the word of righteousness” is the “scepter of righteousness” the Father puts in the hand of the son He declares. He chooses Him as the king through who, as He did David (2 Samuel 23:2), He speaks through, who then sends His minsters as spirits, angels, messengers, to those who become “heirs of salvation.”

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 [Jehovah: Yahh-hayah] has not spoken?
22 When a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow [hayah] 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.

“As we’ve seen, the name Jehovah means self-Existent and Eternal. Its shortened form, Jah (Yahh), is from the once used word ya’ah, meaning to be suitable, and rendered “appertain.” The other part of the longer form is from the words havah and hayah, respectively meaning “to breathe: to be (in the sense of existence),” and “to exist, i.e. to be or become, to come to pass.” His name tells of His existence in all time, in the flesh (breathing), self-manifesting at His will, making His presence known when He comes to help, rescue, and save His people.”

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, 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 6
1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection [the meat of Father leading us into understanding and freeing us from the snare of the devil]; 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, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost [the LORD unknown, until He is known in the flesh],
5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.
7 For the earth which drinks in the rain that comes oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receives blessing from God [His knowledge and understanding, freely given, as promised to Joseph’s seed Shiloh, who is in the order of Melchisedec: the king of righteousness and king of Salem {peace – tranquility}]:
8 But that which bears thorns and briers [misleaders] is rejected, 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 [seeking first the kingdom of God] to the full assurance of hope unto the end:
12 That you be not slothful [nothros – bastards through neglect, by following the thorns and briers that have grown therein], 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 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 enter into that within the veil [into the kingdom of God, full understanding in His presence];
20 Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made a high priest forever after the order of Melchisedec.

Friends, receive His gift, receive Him, become His children and enter His kingdom.

The words nothos and nothros have an affinity to the word netho, meaning to “spin,” used twice and rendered “spin” in both occurrences in the same analogy.

Luke 12
27 Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin [netho] not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
28 If then God so clothes the grass, which is today in the field, and tomorrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith?
29 And seek not you what you shall eat, or what you shall drink, neither be you of doubtful mind.
30 For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knows that you have need of these things.
31 But rather seek you the kingdom of God; and [then will you have a king and through him] all these things shall be added unto you.
32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
33 Sell that you have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that fails not, where no thief approaches, neither moth corrupts.
34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
35 Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;
36 And you yourselves like unto men that wait for their LORD, when he will return from the wedding; that when he comes and knocks, they may open unto him immediately.
37 Blessed are those servants, whom the LORD when he comes shall find watching: truly I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.
38 And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.
39 And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.
40 Be you therefore ready also: for the Son of man comes at an hour when you think not.
41 Then Peter said unto him, LORD, speak you this parable unto us, or even to all?
42 And the LORD said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his LORD shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season?
43 Blessed is that servant, whom his LORD when he comes shall find so doing.
44 Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he has.
45 But and if that servant say in his heart, My LORD delays his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken;
46 The LORD of that servant will come in a day when he looks not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.
47 And that servant, which knew his LORD’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.
48 But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.
49 I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled?
50 But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished!
51 Suppose you that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:
52 For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.
53 The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
54 And he said also to the people, When you see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway you say, There comes a shower; and so it is.
55 And when you see the south wind blow, you say, There will be heat; and it comes to pass.
56 You hypocrites, you can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that you do not discern this time?
57 Yea, and why even of yourselves judge you not what is right?

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, when the sun rises, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain.
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 make it not to grow.
6 But the sons of Belial shall be all of them as thorns thrust 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.

Psalms 45
1 My heart is inditing [overflowing with] a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
2 You are fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into your lips: therefore God has blessed you forever.
3 Gird your sword upon your thigh, O most mighty, with your glory and your majesty.
4 And in your majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and your right hand shall teach you terrible things.
5 Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the king’s enemies; whereby the people fall under you.
6 Your throne, O God, is forever and ever: the scepter of your kingdom is a right scepter.
7 You love righteousness, and hates wickedness: therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness above your fellows.
8 All your garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made you glad.
9 Kings’ daughters were among your honorable women: upon your right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir.
10 Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline your ear; forget also your own people, and your father’s house;
11 So shall the king greatly desire your beauty: for he is your LORD; and worship you him.
12 And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall intreat your favor.
13 The king’s daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold.
14 She shall be brought unto the king in raiment of needlework: the virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto you.
15 With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the king’s palace.
16 Instead of your fathers shall be your children, whom you mayest make princes in all the earth.
17 I will make your name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise you forever and ever.

And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown, and they shall come which were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the Lord in the holy mount at Jerusalem.

And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown, and they shall come which were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the Lord in the holy mount at Jerusalem.

As we understand, Assyria represents communism and the communists selling it as utopia. Egypt represents the oppression that comes when God’s chosen king (as Joseph and David) no longer rules the land God’s people inhabit, as now when this land (the world) waits for Shiloh’s reign.

The title, Isaiah 27:13, comes in a chapter wherein the LORD describes the rivers of oppression: words that flow into the sea (the people at large) misleading ideas and ways that produce ignorance, fear, and, through them, manipulations.

In the first verse, these channels (rivers flowing into the sea) are called leviathan: the “piercing” and “crooked” serpent, carrying death into the sea. Death is called a “dragon” which refers to the crocodiles that lurked below the surface of the waters, speaking of the deceptions and death in the words flowing from these devils (oppressors and communists).

The word “dragon” is the Hebrews word tanniyn, which is also rendered “whale” and “serpent,” all bearing the common trait of wide-open mouths by which they devour prey.

(From the previous post: Job 7: 12 Am I a sea [yes – you are all humanity in death], or a whale [{{tanniym}} in the belly of hell], that you set a watch over me [keeping us from leaving]? 13 When I say, My bed shall comfort me [as you sleep], my couch shall ease my complaints; 14 Then you scare me with dreams [the things created by the evil minds of the dead], and terrify me through visions: 15 So that my soul choose strangling, and death rather than my life [in ignorance, not knowing these men’s creations are as their hands on humanity’s neck, and they choose to follow them instead of diligently seeking God where He is found].)

All the following is the post of 9 March 2021:

In measure, when it shoots forth, you will debate with it: he stays his rough wind in the day of the east wind.

In the above, Isaiah 27:8, the LORD is telling of the culmination, which has been the topic of our recent stream of conversation (or “debate,” if you will). The words “east wind” speak of a wind in our face, from the mouth of God, through His cherub, as from the place where the sun rises bringing light, which we know is understanding. They are from the Hebrew word qadiym, which is a derivative of the word qadam, “a primitive root; to project (one self), i.e. precede; hence, to anticipate, hasten, meet (usually for help):–come (go, (flee)) before, + disappoint, meet, prevent.”

Friends, today’s are the conversations with God, wherein He reveals Himself to those now looking toward Him, to calm the tempest: staying the rough wind.

I show you a mystery, which He first showed me. It is widely accepted that the beginning verses of Ezekiel 43 & 44 speak of advent: the coming of the LORD.

Chapter 43 begins describing the cherubims we’re discussing, the first verse telling of Ezekiel, the son of man, looking toward the east (the padiym – the east wind). He sees (beholds) the glory of God coming from the east (padiym – east wind), which is the voice of the other cherub. This voice (qowl) is said to be the sound of many waters (this word of God), and the earth shined with His glory, meaning His glory is the understanding He is giving, as the sun rising brings light to those who’ve been without.

The description goes on to tell of His glory filling the house (the family of God’s children), coming through the gate whose prospect (paniym – face) is toward the east (padiym – east wind). In verse 6, Ezekiel plainly says he heard Him speaking from the house, by the man standing by him, who in verse 7 speaks the word of God. The LORD goes on to tell of dwelling there, in our midst, where His throne is and where the soles of His feet stand. He says it’s a place that will no more be defiled by those (kings) who are as carcasses (dead bodies) misleading us. They are those who’ve committed whoredoms, meaning they have followed other men who put themselves in God’s place. He describes it as them putting their threshold by His threshold, meaning they’ve been teaching their ways of entering the kingdom while He’s telling of His. He says this is a wall between He and them, by which they’ve defiled His holy name with their abominations (idolatries).

Ezekiel 43
1 Afterward he brought me to the gate, even the gate that looks toward the east [padiym – east wind]:
2 And, behold [and I saw], the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east: and his voice was like a noise of many waters: and the earth shined 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; and I fell upon my face.
4 And the glory of the LORD came into the house by the way of the gate whose prospect [paniym – face] is toward the east [padiym – east wind].
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 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, nor by the carcasses of their kings in their high places.
8 In their setting of their threshold by my thresholds, and their post by my posts, and the wall between me and them, they have even defiled my holy name by their abominations that they have committed: wherefore I have consumed them in mine anger.
9 Now let them put away their whoredom, and the carcasses of their kings, far from me, and I will dwell in the midst of them forever.
10 You son of man, show the house to the house of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities: and let them measure the pattern.
11 And if they be ashamed of all that they have done, show them the form of the house, and the fashion thereof, and the goings out thereof, and the comings in thereof, and all the forms thereof, and all the ordinances thereof, and all the forms thereof, and all the laws thereof: and write it in their sight, that they may keep the whole form thereof, and all the ordinances thereof, and do them.
12 This is the law of the house; Upon the top of the mountain the whole limit thereof round about shall be most holy. Behold, this is the law of the house.

Chapter 44 begins at the gate of the outward sanctuary that looks toward the east (padiym – east wind). It says this is the gate that was shut, again speaking of the word of God not understood, shut until the time of this ending. It says it’s for the prince who will sit in it eating bread before the LORD, and he shall enter by it (the opening of the word). It must be noted, in chapter 43, the word of God is water, and here in chapter 44, it’s bread (point to be made below).

The LORD then tells the son of man to speak to the rebellious house, saying “let it suffice you of all your abominations, In that you have brought into my sanctuary strangers, uncircumcised in heart, and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in my sanctuary, to pollute it, even my house, when you offer my bread, the fat and the blood, and they have broken my covenant because of all your abominations.”

In this passage, the LORD is speaking again of the threshold, these men’s entry, as devils in the sanctuary, misleading God’s people into following the idols they’ve created and put in His place. We know this is the pattern of Jeroboam, who “ordained him priests for the high places, and for the devils [sa’iyr], and for the calves which he had made.” We know it’s done after the breach in the kingdom, to keep Israel from going to Jerusalem (where the LORD said he would manifest His presence, in the holy of holies, above the mercy seat, between the cherubims).

In verses 17 & 18, we’re told of those entering, changing their garments, and putting on the cleansed priest’s garments. As we’ve seen, this is what Zechariah describes in Zechariah 3, where the devils (Satan) are at Joshua’s (Jesus’) right hand resisting the LORD’s corrective work.

Ezekiel 44
1 Then he brought me back the way of the gate of the outward sanctuary which looks toward the east [padiym – east wind]; and it was shut.
2 Then said the LORD unto me; This gate shall be shut, it shall not be opened, and no man shall enter in by it; because the LORD, the God of Israel, has entered in by it, therefore it shall be shut.
3 It is for the prince; the prince, he shall sit in it to eat bread before the LORD; he shall enter by the way of the porch of that gate, and shall go out by the way of the same.
4 Then brought he me the way of the north gate before the house: and I looked, and, behold, the glory of the LORD filled the house of the LORD: and I fell upon my face.
5 And the LORD said unto me, Son of man, mark well, and behold with your eyes, and hear with your ears all that I say unto you concerning all the ordinances of the house of the LORD, and all the laws thereof; and mark well the entering in of the house, with every going forth of the sanctuary.
6 And you shall say to the rebellious, even to the house of Israel, Thus says the LORD God; O you house of Israel, let it suffice you of all your abominations,
7 In that you have brought into my sanctuary strangers, uncircumcised in heart, and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in my sanctuary, to pollute it, even my house, when you offer my bread, the fat and the blood, and they have broken my covenant because of all your abominations.
8 And you have not kept the charge of mine holy things: but you have set keepers of my charge in my sanctuary for yourselves.
9 Thus says the LORD God; No stranger, uncircumcised in heart, nor uncircumcised in flesh, shall enter into my sanctuary, of any stranger that is among the children of Israel.
10 And the Levites that are gone away far from me, when Israel went astray, which went astray away from me after their idols; they shall even bear their iniquity.
11 Yet they shall be ministers in my sanctuary, having charge at the gates of the house, and ministering to the house: they shall slay the burnt offering and the sacrifice for the people, and they shall stand before them to minister unto them.
12 Because they ministered unto them before their idols, and caused the house of Israel to fall into iniquity; therefore have I lifted up mine hand against them, says the LORD God, and they shall bear their iniquity.
13 And they shall not come near unto me, to do the office of a priest unto me, nor to come near to any of my holy things, in the Most Holy place: but they shall bear their shame, and their abominations which they have committed.
14 But I will make them keepers of the charge of the house, for all the service thereof, and for all that shall be done therein.
15 But the priests the Levites, the sons of Zadok, that kept the charge of my sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from me, they shall come near to me to minister unto me, and they shall stand before me to offer unto me the fat and the blood, says the LORD God:
16 They shall enter into my sanctuary, and they shall come near to my table, to minister unto me, and they shall keep my charge.
17 And it shall come to pass, that when they enter in at the gates of the inner court, they shall be clothed with linen garments; and no wool shall come upon them, whiles they minister in the gates of the inner court, and within.
18 They shall have linen bonnets [mitre] upon their heads, and shall have linen breeches upon their loins; they shall not gird themselves with anything that causes sweat.

Zechariah 3
1 And he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand [as the powerful in the priesthood] to resist [satan] him.
2 And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke you, O Satan; even the LORD that has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire [as in Jude 1:23 And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.]?
3 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel.
4 And he answered and spoke unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused your iniquity to pass from you, and I will clothe you with change of raiment [the garments of the purified priesthood].
5 And I said, Let them set a fair mitre upon his head. So they set a fair mitre upon his head, and clothed him with garments. And the angel of the LORD stood by.
6 And the angel of the LORD protested [reiterated] unto Joshua, saying,
7 Thus says the LORD of hosts; If you will walk in my ways, and if you will keep my charge, then you shall also judge my house, and shall also keep my courts, and I will give you places to walk among these that stand by.
8 Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, you, and your fellows that sit before you: for they are men wondered [mowpheth] at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the Branch.

The word qadam leads us to understand the water and the bread together, symbolize what someone is met with, to show friendship and acceptance, as the LORD now meets us at the visitation.

The word first appears in Deuteronomy 23:4, rendered “met,” telling of who will not enter this congregation of the accepted friends of God.

Deuteronomy 23
1 He that is wounded in the stones [has lost his courageous fortitude], or has his privy member cut off [has lost his manliness], shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD.
2 A bastard [who has refused the LORD’s correction – Hebrews 12:8] shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the LORD.
3 An Ammonite or Moabite [those who exalt themselves and their words and ways above God’s, whose ever open mouths are the gates of hell] shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to their tenth generation shall they not enter into the congregation of the LORD forever:
4 Because they met [qadam] you not with bread and with water in the way [qadam], when you came forth out of Egypt [out from under oppression, as now]; and because they hired against you Balaam [“not of the people”] the son of Beor [“burning’] of Pethor [“soothsayer’] of Mesopotamia [“Aram {‘high’} of the two rivers”] to curse you.
5 Nevertheless the LORD your God would not hearken unto Balaam; but the LORD your God turned the curse into a blessing [the two rivers] unto you, because the LORD your God loved you.
6 You shall not seek their peace nor their prosperity all your days forever.
7 You shall not abhor an Edomite; for he is your brother: you shall not abhor an Egyptian; because you were a stranger in his land. [These enemies among us, now ignorantly oppressing us, our countrymen, if they will be corrected, and learn God’s ways of peace and sustainable civilization, they will be accepted as His friends.]
8 The children that are begotten of them shall enter into the congregation of the LORD in their third generation.

In this context, the LORD, in Isaiah 21:14 using the word qadam, tells of meeting us, in the Theophany, in our midst with water and bread. These are His wisdom prepared to endure through eternity, to be revealed and bring the fall of Babylon, the confusion that has ruled the world since the darkness came.

Isaiah 21
1 The burden of the desert of the sea. As whirlwinds in the south pass through; so it comes from the desert, from a terrible land.
2 A grievous vision is declared unto me; the treacherous dealer deals treacherously, and the spoiler spoils. Go up, O Elam [eternity – where the throne of God is set]: besiege, O Media [in our midst]; all the sighing thereof have I made to cease.
3 Therefore are my loins filled with pain: pangs have taken hold upon me, as the pangs of a woman that travails [to bring forth the prince whose right is the throne]: I was bowed down at the hearing of it; I was dismayed at the seeing of it.
4 My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my pleasure has he turned into fear unto me.
5 Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink: arise, you princes, and anoint [the prince who is our] shield [buckler].
6 For thus has the LORD said unto me, Go, set a watchman, let him declare what he sees.
7 And he saw a chariot with a couple of horsemen, a chariot of asses, and a chariot of camels; and he hearkened diligently with much heed:
8 And he cried, A lion [remember Ezekiel 41:18 & 19]: My LORD, I stand continually upon the watchtower in the daytime, and I am set in my ward whole nights:
9 And, behold, here comes a chariot of men, with a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon [confusion that covers the world in darkness and the shadow of death] is fallen, is fallen; and all the graven images [their corrupt ways and ideas, known lies told by known liars] of her gods he has broken unto the ground.
10 O my threshing, and the corn [the children] of my floor: that which I have heard [as this east wind from the mouth] of the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, have I declared unto you.
11 The burden of Dumah [of those who’ve been silenced]. He calls to me out of Seir [sa’iry – the high places controlled by the enemies {Edom} among us, leading us into destruction], Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?
12 The watchman said, The morning comes [understanding comes], and also the night [also the ignorance is revealed]: if you will enquire, enquire you: return, come [return to the LORD and He will give understanding, freely as water and bread].
13 The burden upon Arabia [those covered in darkness since the sun went down – when understanding left]. In the forest [those thought to be upright] in Arabia [in ignorance] shall you lodge, O you traveling companies of Dedanim [double judgment – in great tribulation].
14 The inhabitants of the land of Tema [this is alluding to Teman, meaning south, and what is in the right hand of one facing the east {wind}, the place of the Theophany, where wisdom is found, after it’s rescued from the enemies {as Edom} among us] brought water to him that was thirsty, they prevented [qadam] with their bread him that fled [the travelers, who are come out of great tribulation are met with bread and water].
15 For they fled from the swords [of the LORD, from His mouth], from the drawn sword [in His right hand, as rays of light, wherein is His power hidden], and from the bent bow, and from the grievousness of war.
16 For thus has the LORD said unto me, Within a year, according to the years of a hireling, and all the glory of Kedar [darkness – ignorance] shall fail:
17 And the residue of the number of archers, the mighty men of the children of Kedar [darkness – ignorance], shall be diminished: for the LORD God of Israel has spoken it.

Below is a portion of the post from 11 February 2020:
In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.

In previous posts, we’ve been discussing the enemies mixed among us, those who’ve in their attempts, their plotting, to destroy us, unwittingly wandered, and misled sleeping masses who follow them, into imminent self-destruction.

We understand the above-mentioned “serpent” to be those whose poison is in their mouth, misleading through speaking ignorance, most often with malice.

Leviathan is the river carrying these words to the masses, who are represented as the sea. Leviathan is, as is Levi, from the Hebrew word lavah, meaning to twine together, as in to join as one. In this context, we understand Leviathan (and the priesthood) as the place where God’s word, truth, is mixed with error (sin), corrupting them (truth and God’s word) both.

The effect of this pollution is represented in the dragon, from the word tanniyn, which is rendered as serpent, whale, and dragon, all speaking of their wide-open mouths with which they devour.

In this we understand these words, the corruption of truth, as the underlying agitation, the seismos, causing the storm in the sea (the resulting confusion and chaos of the masses). It is into this stormy sea Jonah was cast, to be swallowed by the whale, whose even open mouth we’ve also seen is the great gulf (chasma) between heaven and hell. We know hell is the belly of the earth where the LORD Jesus said He would be, as was Jonah in the whale’s (ketos) belly.

As we have seen, this corruption of truth, the pollution of God’s word, by leviathan and the priesthood, is the cause of the darkness, the induced ignorance that produces mass confusion agitating the masses. The solution is simple understanding, the product of eliminating malicious and self-centric intent and with pure intentions teach and preach the truth.

In John, there are two times we are told of the stone “taken away” from the mouth of the tomb, John 11:39 and 21:1, both from the Greek word airo. This is the word we’ve recently discussed as associated with the words aer (air), oros (mountain) and ouranos (heaven). As we’ve seen, heaven is when the word is rightly divided (hell the opposite), separating the corrupt from the pure; the cloud is where understanding went and is held once it left the earth; and the air (seen in all these words) are ideas and thoughts, spirits, in the minds of men producing their words and actions (works).

The first time (John 11:39) the stone is “taken away” it is the LORD commanding it as a prerequisite for Lazarus’ rising from the dead. As we’ve seen, Lazarus in the English rendering of the Greek rendering of the Hebrew name Eleazar (meaning God has helped). Eleazar is the son of Aaron, who is the brother of Moses, both from the tribe of Levi and the beginning of the Levitical priesthood. It is through Eleazar the priesthood is raised up, after two other sons of Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, corrupted it by “offered strange fire before the LORD, which he commanded them not.” (See Leviticus 10:1 & 2)

The word airo is the word used many times to tell of the LORD coming to “take away” our sin. It is speaking of the work of the devil as what causes sin, misleading into error. Sins in ignorance are the stone on the mouth of the tomb, among the dead who are dumb and silent, unable to see and hear the LORD calling back to life and to open their mouths. The “taking away” of the stone comes by rejecting the strange fire these misleaders offer, once we have received and understand the knowledge of the truth.

The other time John speaks of the stone “taken away” it’s when the children of God come to the tomb and find it (the stone) already removed. It is taken away so they see He isn’t in there among the dead; He is risen!

1 John 3
1 Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knows us not, because it knew him not.
2 Beloved, now are we the sons [children] of God, and it does 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 has this hope in him purifies [removes corruption – with pure waters] himself, even as he is pure.
4 Whosoever commits sin transgresses also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
5 And you know that he was manifested to take away [airo] our sins; and in him is no sin.
6 Whosoever abides in him sins not: whosoever sins has not seen him, neither known him.
7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that does righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
8 He that commits sin is of the devil [the misleader]; for the devil sins [has misled] from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works [misleading] of the devil.
9 Whosoever is born of God does not commit sin; for his seed remains in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever does not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loves not his brother.

Hebrews 10
21 And having a high priest [as Eleazar] over the house of God;
22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
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 and to good works:
25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together [into one unified body, which all have forsaken], as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another [to join with the LORD]: 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, [This is speaking of those who know the truth, and continue on in known error, maliciously misleading.]
27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation [again see Leviticus 10:2], 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, says 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.

As we’ve seen in previous posts, in the context of what brings darkness, the Hebrew word levyathan (leviathan) is in Job 3:8 rendered “their mourning.” There it tells of those who curse the day, the light (understanding), who are ready to raise up (leviathan) their mourning. The following verse then tells of the stars then becoming dark, and as they are looking for light (understanding) they are unable to find it (because of the mixing in the rivers).

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

The LORD then again, in Job 41:1, speaks of leviathan, saying He has drawn him out, not only so we would see him, but also so he would see himself, and be raised up again for the work God has intended him. It is in this same light we read Isaiah 27.

Job 41
1 Can you draw out leviathan with a hook? or his tongue with a cord which you let down?
2 Can you put a hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn?
3 Will he make many supplications unto you? will he speak soft words unto you?
4 Will he make a covenant with you? will you take him for a servant forever?
5 Will you play with him as with a bird? or will you bind him for your maidens?
6 Shall the companions make a banquet of him? shall they part him among the merchants?
7 Can you fill his skin with barbed irons? or his head with fish spears?
8 Lay your hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more.
9 Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him?
10 None is so fierce that dare stir him up: who then is able to stand before me?
11 Who has prevented [[qadam]] me, that I should repay him? whatsoever is under the whole heaven is mine.
12 I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely proportion.
13 Who can discover the face of his garment? or who can come to him with his double bridle?
14 Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible round about.
15 His scales are his pride, shut up together as with a close seal.
16 One is so near to another, that no air can come between them.
17 They are joined one to another, they stick together, that they cannot be sundered.
18 By his neesings a light does shine, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.
19 Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out.
20 Out of his nostrils goes smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron.
21 His breath kindles coals, and a flame goes out of his mouth.
22 In his neck remains strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before him.
23 The flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are firm in themselves; they cannot be moved.
24 His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone.
25 When he raises up himself, the mighty are afraid: by reason of breakings they purify themselves.
26 The sword of him that lays at him cannot hold: the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon.
27 He esteems iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood.
28 The arrow cannot make him flee: sling-stones are turned with him into stubble.
29 Darts are counted as stubble: he laughs at the shaking of a spear.
30 Sharp stones are under him: he spreads sharp pointed things upon the mire.
31 He makes the deep to boil like a pot: he makes the sea like a pot of ointment.
32 He makes a path to shine after him; one would think the deep to be hoary.
33 Upon earth there is not his like, who is made without fear.
34 He beholds all high things: he is a king over all the children of pride.

Job 42
1 Then Job answered the LORD, and said,
2 I know that you can do every thing, and that no thought can be withheld from you.
3 [[You said to me]] “Who is he that hides counsel without knowledge?” therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not.
4 [[Then you said unto me]] “Hear, I beseech you, and I will speak: I will demand of you, and declare you unto me.”
5 I have heard of you by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye sees you.
6 Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.
7 And it was so, that after the LORD had spoken these words unto Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz [his god is wealth] the Temanite [seat of wisdom – the place of the Theophany], My wrath is kindled against you, and against your two friends: for you have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job has.
8 Therefore take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you: for him will I accept: lest I deal with you after your folly, in that you have not spoken of me the thing which is right, like my servant Job.
9 So Eliphaz [his god is wealth] the Temanite [seat of wisdom – the place of the Theophany] and Bildad [confused about love] the Shuhite [which brings his wealth] and Zophar [preaching a departure {rapture}] the Naamathite [as he hides behind a false pleasantness] went, and did according as the LORD commanded them: the LORD also accepted Job.
10 And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.
11 Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his house: and they bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the LORD had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece of money, and every one an earring of gold.
12 So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses.
13 He had also seven sons and three daughters.
14 And he called the name of the first, Jemima [dove, warm, and day – reaching the expected end, and there warmed {enlightened} by the rising sun]; and the name of the second, Kezia [sanctified – separated for the LORD’s work]; and the name of the third, Kerenhappuch [as the rays of the sun adorning the earth].
15 And in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren.
16 After this lived Job a hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons’ sons, even four generations.
17 So Job died, being old and full of days.

Isaiah 27
1 In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.
2 In that day sing you unto her, A vineyard of red wine.
3 I the LORD do keep it; I will water it every moment: lest any hurt it, I will keep it night and day.
4 Fury is not in me: who would set the briers and thorns [[misleaders]] against me in battle? I would go through them, I would burn them together.
5 Or let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me; and he shall make peace with me.
6 He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit.
7 Has he smitten him, as he smote those that smote him? or is he slain according to the slaughter of them that are slain by him?
8 In measure, when it shoots forth, you will debate with it: he stays his rough wind in the day of the east wind.
9 By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this is all the fruit to take away his sin; when he makes all the stones of the altar as chalkstones that are beaten in sunder, the groves and images shall not stand up.
10 Yet the defenced city shall be desolate, and the habitation forsaken, and left like a wilderness: there shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie down, and consume the branches thereof.
11 When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the women come, and set them on fire: for it is a people of no understanding: therefore he that made them will not have mercy on them, and he that formed them will show them no favor.
12 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall beat off [the fruit] from the channel of the river unto the stream of Egypt, and you shall be gathered one by one, O you children of Israel.
13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown, and they shall come which were ready to perish in the land of Assyria [at the hand of the communists among us], and the outcasts in the land of Egypt [under the hand of oppression – under a Pharaoh who doesn’t know Joseph], and shall worship the LORD in the holy mount at Jerusalem.

Psalms 68 [added today]
11 The LORD gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.
12 Kings of armies did flee apace: and she that tarried at home divided the spoil.
13 Though you have lien among the pots, yet shall you be as the wings of a dove [the sign of the end reached] covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold.
14 When the Almighty scattered kings in it, it was white as snow in Salmon [over darkness].
15 The hill of God is as the hill of Bashan [is fruitful]; a high hill as the hill of Bashan [fruitfulness].
16 Why leap you, you high hills? this is the hill which God desires to dwell in; yea, the LORD will dwell in it forever.
17 The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels: the LORD is among them, as in Sinai [[thorns – among the misleaders correcting them]], in the holy place.
18 You have ascended on high, you have led captivity captive: you have received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them [[as among thorns]].
19 Blessed be the LORD, who daily loads us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.
20 He that is our God is the God of salvation; and unto God the LORD belong the issues from death.
21 But God shall wound the head of his enemies, and the hairy scalp of such an one as goes on still in his trespasses [refusing correction].
22 The LORD said, I will bring again from Bashan [by fruitfulness], I will bring my people again from the depths of the sea [from their lowliness in this world]:
23 That your foot may be dipped in the blood of your enemies, and the tongue of your dogs in the same.
24 They have seen your goings, O God; even the goings of my God, my King, in the sanctuary.

Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: So shall your poverty come as one that travels, and your want as an armed man.

Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: So shall your poverty come as one that travels, and your want as an armed man.

The above, Proverbs 6:10 & 11, is speaking to those who continue on the same path (travel) unaware (sleeping) it’s leading them into losing all (freedom and prosperity) to those in who they’ve ignorantly put their trust. The “want” (machcowr) is oppression and poverty (without God’s treasures), which comes from a lack of diligence. The word rendered “armed” is magen, meaning “a shield (i.e. the small one or buckler); figuratively, a protector.”

Proverbs 30
4 Who has ascended up into heaven [into full understanding in the LORD’s presence], or descended [and given His word on earth, freely as received]? who has gathered the wind [the Spirit of God] in his fists [joined Him in the battle]? who has bound the waters [the word of God] in a garment [covering as His word made flesh]? who has established all the ends of the earth [the end of the old and beginning the new]? what is his name [His name is Jehovah], and what is his son’s name [my name is Timothy, Jehovah’s Salvation, Jesus, His ONE BODY], if you can tell [yada’ – if you know, you should make it known]?
5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield [magen – protector] unto them that put their trust in him.
6 Add you not unto his words, lest he reprove you, and you be found a liar.

Proverbs 2
6 For the LORD gives wisdom: out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.
7 He lays up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler [magen] to them that walk uprightly.
8 He keeps the paths [‘orach] of judgment, and preserves the way [derek] of his saints.
9 Then shall you understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.
10 When wisdom enters into your heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto your soul;
11 Discretion shall preserve you, understanding shall keep you:
12 To deliver you from the way [derek] of the evil man, from the man that speaks froward things [twisted and perverted truth];
13 Who leave the paths [‘orach] of uprightness, to walk in the ways [derek] of darkness;
14 Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked;
15 Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths [‘orach]:
16 To deliver you from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flatters with her words;
17 Which forsake the guide of her youth, and forget the covenant of her God.
18 For her house inclines unto death, and her paths unto the dead.
19 None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths [‘orach] of life.
20 That you mayest walk in the way [derek] of good men, and keep the paths [‘orach] of the righteous.
21 For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.
22 But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.

Proverbs 11
23 The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.
24 There is that scatters [the wicked], and yet increases; and there is that withholds [this word of God] more than is meet [right], but it tends to poverty [machcowr].
25 The liberal soul [who gives the word freely] shall be made fat [prosperous]: and he that waters shall be watered also himself [He that freely gives this word shall receive even more].
26 He that withholds corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that sells it [shabar – sell without price, see Isaiah 55:1 below].
27 He that diligently seeks good procures favor: but he that seeks mischief, it shall come unto him.
28 He that trusts in his riches shall fall; but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.
29 He that troubles his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.
30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that wins souls is wise.
31 Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed [justly rewarded] in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.

Isaiah 55
1 Ho, everyone that thirsts, come you to the waters, and he that has no money; come you, buy [shabar], and eat; yea, come, buy [shabar] 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 [derek], 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 [derek] my ways [derek], says the LORD.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways [derek] higher than your ways [derek], 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.

Revelation 19
11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he does judge and make war.
12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15 And out of his mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
16 And he has on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And LORD Of Lords.
17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;
18 That you may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.
19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.
20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

The “blessing” on the head, mentioned in Proverbs 11:26 above, is the word brakah and refers to its appearing in Genesis 49.

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 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 [Shiloh – the shepherd and stone] that was separate from his brethren.

The word rendered “diligently,” in Proverbs 11:27 above, is the twelve times used Hebrew word shachar (7836), meaning “to dawn, i.e. (figuratively) be (up) early at any task (with the implication of earnestness); by extension, to search for (with painstaking).”

It (shachar) first appears, in Job 7:21, as Job, representing God’s hated people in their long “deep sleep,” speaks of the LORD diligently seeking him, now in the morning. He is asking why the LORD hasn’t taken away His iniquity or raised him to life from hell.

Friends, the answer is as we have often discussed; meant to be just as it is: the long trial in the furnace of the earth, that draws out the errors and misleading of men who aren’t led by God. It proves men, left to their own ways, without God’s leading through His One trusted voice, devolve into ignorance and hell. It is to end this trial I Am sent, as king of the world, to rule God’s kingdom in this new heaven and earth, wherein dwells righteousness.

Those who’ve ruled the old world into ruin, are now as Job’s three friends, drawn out into the open, uncovered by LORD speaking, in me, the least among His flock. I am the One good shepherd and stone, in who He has first risen to life from death and hell, and by His One voice, sent to raise His many children into His glory (ONE BODY).

The question is, when will you awaken and how long must He shake heaven and earth?

Romans 13
11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
12 The night [the time of ignorance and sleep] is far spent, the [new] day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness [ignorance], and let us put on the armor of light [the protection of understanding].
13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness [not without self-control from minds altered into ignorance by the erroneous information you’ve consumed], not in chambering and wantonness [not joining with those who use your lust for material things as the means to draw you into communism], not in strife and envying.
14 But put you on the LORD Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

Hebrews 1
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 remain; 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, 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 recompence 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.

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 [full understanding in the presence of God]:
26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he has promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
27 And this word, Yet once more, signifies the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
29 For our God is a consuming fire.

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.

Job 7
1 Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of a hireling [that seeks a reward, wages, at the end of his day]?
2 As a servant earnestly desires the shadow, and as a hireling look for the reward of his work:
3 So am I made to possess months of vanity [that have no worth and are due no reward], and wearisome nights [when man sleeps in ignorance] are appointed to me.
4 When I lie down, I say, When shall I arise, and the night [the time of man’s ignorance] be gone? and I am full of tossing to and fro [in agitation: tribulation] unto the dawning of the [new] day.
5 My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of dust; my skin is broken, and become loathsome [all humanity in danger of destruction in the tribulation].
6 My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle, and are spent without hope.
7 O remember that my life is wind: mine eye shall no more see good [the LORD’s good leading].
8 The eye of him that has seen me shall see me no more: your eyes are upon me, and I am not [God’s people, with all humanity, fallen into ignorance and spiritual death].
9 As the cloud [the place of understanding] is consumed and vanish away [and there is no water, God’s word, from heaven ]: so he that goes down to the grave [sheol – hell] shall come up no more.
10 He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place know him any more.
11 Therefore I will not refrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.
12 Am I a sea [yes – you are all humanity in death], or a whale [in the belly of hell], that you set a watch over me [keeping us from leaving]?
13 When I say, My bed shall comfort me [as you sleep], my couch shall ease my complaints;
14 Then you scare me with dreams [the things created by the evil minds of the dead], and terrify me through visions:
15 So that my soul choose strangling, and death rather than my life [in ignorance, not knowing these men’s creations are as their hands on humanity’s neck, and they choose to follow them instead of diligently seeking God where He is found].
16 I loathe it; I would not live always: let me alone; for my days are vanity.
17 What is man, that you shouldest magnify him? and that you shouldest set your heart upon him?
18 And that you shouldest visit him every morning, and try him every moment? [As in Hebrews 2:6 thru 8 above, again saying, “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? 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: 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.”]
19 How long will you not depart from me, nor let me alone till I swallow down my spittle [swallow down your own words – which is the problem]?
20 I have sinned; what shall I do unto you, O you preserver of men? why have you set me as a mark [the target of your attack] against you, so that I am a burden [your own words, ideas, and ways are the unbearable burden] to myself?
21 And why do you not pardon [nasa’ – why doesn’t God raise you from your hell] my transgression, and take away my iniquity? for now shall I sleep in the dust [in death, in hell, in the ruin the earth has become]; and you shall seek me in the morning [shachar – the LORD is here diligently seeking by the shining of His new day, giving His light, understanding that is life from the dead], but I shall not be [but when will you awaken from your sleep].

In the following chapter, Bildad the Shuhite (names meaning “confusing love” and “wealth”) tells what he knows of God’s way, while ignorantly missing he is one of the hypocrites drawn out by God. The prosperity he (Bildad) ignorantly speaks of is God’s love, the reward He gives when the work is done, given to those who love as He loves, freely giving His understanding as He gave.

Job 8
2 How long will you speak these things? and how long shall the words of your mouth be like a strong wind?
3 Does God pervert judgment? or does the Almighty pervert justice?
4 If your children have sinned against him, and he have cast them away for their transgression;
5 If you would seek [shachar – diligently] unto God betimes, and make your supplication to the Almighty;
6 If you wert pure and upright; surely now he would awake for you, and make the habitation of your righteousness prosperous.
7 Though your beginning was small, yet your latter end should greatly increase [as it does when God’s work, correction, is complete, and he sees God].
8 For enquire, I pray you, of the former age, and prepare yourself to the search of their fathers:
9 (For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon earth are a shadow [blocking the light]:)
10 Shall not they teach you, and tell you, and utter words out of their heart?

Job 24
1 Why, seeing times are not hidden from the Almighty, do they that know him not see his days?
2 Some remove the landmarks [the thing learned of old, by those who diligently sought and found God]; they [those whose shadow, in this way, blocks understanding God] violently take away flocks, and feed thereof.
3 They drive away the ass of the fatherless, they take the widow’s ox for a pledge.
4 They turn the needy out of the way [derek]: the poor of the earth hide themselves together.
5 Behold, as wild asses in the desert [God’s scattered and lowly people], go they forth to their work; rising [shachar – diligently seeking] betimes for a prey: the wilderness yields food for them and for their children.
6 They reap every one his corn in the field: and they gather the vintage of the wicked.
7 They cause the naked to lodge without clothing, that they have no covering in the cold.
8 They are wet with the showers of the mountains, and embrace the rock for want of a shelter.
9 They pluck the fatherless from the breast, and take a pledge of the poor.
10 They cause him to go naked without clothing, and they take away the sheaf from the hungry;
11 Which make oil within their walls, and tread their winepresses, and suffer thirst.
12 Men groan from out of the city, and the soul of the wounded cries out: yet God lays not folly to them.
13 They are of those that rebel against the light [understanding]; they know not the ways [derek] thereof, nor abide in the paths [nathiyb] thereof.
14 The murderer rising with the light [when understanding comes] kills the poor and needy, and in the night is as a thief [by his ignorance blocking the light].
15 The eye also of the adulterer [who follow other men instead of God] waits for the twilight [for ignorance to come], saying, No eye shall see me: and [the deceiver] disguises his face.
16 In the dark [when men are made ignorant] they dig through houses, which they had marked [targeted] for themselves in the daytime: they know not the light.
17 For the morning [when understanding comes] is to them [the deceivers] even as the shadow of death: if one know them, they [realize they] are in the terrors of the shadow of death.
18 He is swift as the waters [using His words to continue and cover His deception]; their portion is cursed in the earth: he behold not the way [derek] of the vineyards.
19 Drought and heat [of the deceivers’ fires] consume the snow waters [the word of God reserved in heaven, when it is sent to expose them]: so does the grave [sheol – hell] those which have sinned.
20 The womb shall forget him [they will not be born again]; the worm shall feed sweetly on him; he shall be no more remembered; and wickedness shall be broken as a tree [that is dead and bears no fruit].
21 He evil entreats the barren that bears not: and does not good to the widow.
22 He draws also the mighty with his power [to deceive]: he rises up, and no man is sure of life.
23 Though it be given him [through understanding] to be in safety, whereon he [Shiloh] rests; yet his eyes are upon their ways [derek – exposing them, that they are not the ways of God].
24 They [the misleaders who oppose God messenger] are exalted [by deception] for a little while, but are gone [taken away] and brought low; they [who hold you down] are taken out of the way as all other [except God’s messenger], and cut off as the tops of the ears of corn.
25 And if it be not so now, who will make me a liar, and make my speech nothing worth?

Hosea 5
1 Hear you this, O priests; and hearken, you house of Israel; and give you ear, O house of the king; for judgment is toward you, because you have been a snare on Mizpah [watchtower – not seeing what was coming, while warning of things that did, causing the desolation of God’s people and the world], and a net spread upon Tabor [the people you’ve broken].
2 And the revolters are profound to make slaughter, though I have been a rebuker of them all.
3 I know Ephraim [God’s people in this broken generation], and Israel is not hid from me: for now, O Ephraim, you committest whoredom [have followed other men who put themselves in God’s place], and Israel is defiled.
4 They will not frame their doings to turn unto their God: for the spirit of whoredoms is in the midst of them, and they have not known the LORD.
5 And the pride [ga’own – swelling pride] of Israel does testify to his face: therefore shall Israel and Ephraim fall in their iniquity: Judah also shall fall with them.
6 They shall go with their flocks and with their herds to seek the LORD; but they shall not find him; he has withdrawn himself from them.
7 They have dealt treacherously against the LORD: for they have begotten strange children: now shall a month devour them with their portions.
8 Blow you the cornet [showphar – trumpets] in Gibeah [the high places], and the trumpet in Ramah [in the places where the betrayed the LORD]: cry aloud at Bethaven [the houses become worthless and trubled: in tribulation], after you, O Benjamin [who should be, but left, God’s right hand].
9 Ephraim shall be desolate in the day of rebuke: among the tribes of Israel have I made known that which shall surely be.
10 The princes of Judah [the misleader you now follow] were like them that remove the bound: therefore I will pour out my wrath upon them like water.
11 Ephraim is oppressed and broken in judgment, because he willingly walked after the commandment [of men].
12 Therefore will I be unto Ephraim as a moth, and to the house of Judah as rottenness.
13 When Ephraim saw his sickness, and Judah saw his wound, then went Ephraim to the Assyrian [communists], and sent to king Jareb [their misleader now at war with God]: yet could he not heal you, nor cure you of your wound.
14 For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah: I, even I, will tear and go away; I will take away, and none shall rescue him.
15 I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early [shachar – diligently].

Jeremiah 49
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].

Hosea 6
1 Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he has torn, and he will heal us; he has smitten, and he will bind us up.
2 After two days will he revive us [quicken our dead flesh to life]: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.
3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning [the understanding of this new day]; and he shall come unto us as the rain [His word sent from heaven], as the latter and former rain unto the earth.
4 O Ephraim, what shall I do unto you? O Judah, what shall I do unto you? for your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the early dew it goes away.
5 Therefore have I hewed them by the prophets; I have slain them by the words of my mouth: and your judgments are as the light [understanding] that goes forth.
6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.
7 But they like men have transgressed the covenant: there have they dealt treacherously against me.

Proverbs 1
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 and anguish comes upon you.
28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early [shachar – diligently], but they shall not find me [because they, as Esau, sold their birthright for one morsel of meat – see Hebrew 12:15 thru 17 and 13:9 below]:
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 hearken unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.

Hebrews 12
14 Follow peace [Shiloh] with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the LORD:
15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;
16 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.
17 For you know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.

Hebrews 13
9 Be not carried about with 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 [as Esau] have been occupied therein.

The word “diligently,” above in Hebrews 12:15, is from the Greek word episkopeo, meaning “to oversee; by implication, to beware.” It only appears one other time, in 1 Peter 5:2, where it is rendered “taking the oversight.”

2 Peter 5
1 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:
2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight [episkopeo] thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;
3 Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being examples to the flock.
4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, you shall receive a crown of glory that fades not away.

Proverbs 8
4 Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man.
5 O you simple, understand wisdom: and, you fools, be you of an understanding heart.
6 Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things.
7 For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.
8 All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them.
9 They are all plain to him that understands, and right to them that find knowledge.
10 Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.
11 For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
12 I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.
13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way [derek], and the froward mouth, do I hate.
14 Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.
15 By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.
16 By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth.
17 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early [shachar – diligently] shall find me.
18 Riches and honor are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness.
19 My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver.
20 I lead in the way [‘orach] of righteousness, in the midst of the paths [nathiyb] of judgment:
21 That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.

Isaiah 26
1 In that day shall this song be sung in the land of Judah; We have a strong city; salvation will God appoint for walls and bulwarks.
2 Open you the gates, that the righteous nation which keeps the truth may enter in.
3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you: because he trusts in you.
4 Trust you in the LORD forever: for in the LORD Jehovah is everlasting strength:
5 For he bringeth down them that dwell on high; the lofty city, he lays it low; he lays it low, even to the ground; he bringeth it even to the dust.
6 The foot shall tread it down, even the feet of the poor, and the steps of the needy.
7 The way of the just is uprightness: you, most upright, do weigh the path of the just.
8 Yea, in the way [‘orach] of your judgments, O LORD, have we waited for you; the desire of our soul is to your name, and to the remembrance of you.
9 With my soul have I desired you in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek you early [shachar – diligently]: for when your judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
10 Let favor be shown to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the LORD.
11 LORD, when your hand is lifted up, they will not see: but they shall see, and be ashamed for their envy at the people; yea, the fire of your enemies shall devour them.
12 LORD, you will ordain peace [Shiloh] for us: for you also have wrought all our works in us.
13 O LORD our God, other lords beside you have had dominion over us: but by you only will we make mention of your name.
14 They are dead, they shall not live; they are deceased, they shall not rise: therefore have you visited and destroyed them, and made all their memory to perish.
15 You have increased the nation, O LORD, you have increased the nation: you are glorified: you had removed it far unto all the ends of the [old and new] earth.
16 LORD, in trouble have they visited you, they poured out a prayer when your chastening was upon them.
17 Like as a woman with child, that draw near the time of her delivery, is in pain, and cries out in her pangs; so have we been in your sight, O LORD.
18 We have been with child, we have been in pain, we [because we have followed misleading men] have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen [into the birth canal].
19 Your dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise [in ONE BODY]. Awake and sing, you that dwell in dust [the ruin of the old corrupt heaven and earth]: for your dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.
20 Come, my people, enter you into your chambers, and shut your doors about you: hide yourself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.
21 For, behold, the LORD comes out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.

Psalms 63
1 O God, you are my God; early will I seek [shachar – diligently] you: my soul thirsts for you, my flesh longs for you in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is [where no word of God is heard];
2 To see your power and your glory, so as I have seen you in the sanctuary.
3 Because your lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise you.
4 Thus will I bless you while I live: I will lift up my hands in your name.
5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise you with joyful lips:
6 When I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the night watches [in the time of ignorance].
7 Because you have been my help, therefore in the shadow of your wings will I rejoice.
8 My soul follows hard after you: your right hand upholds me.
9 But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.
10 They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes [to dwell in holes in the earth, the graves of those alive in the flesh].
11 But the king [Shiloh] shall rejoice in God; every one that swears by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.

How long will you sleep, O sluggard? when will you arise out of your sleep?

How long will you sleep, O sluggard? when will you arise out of your sleep?

The word above, in Proverbs 6:9, rendered “sluggard,” is the Hebrew word ‘atsel, meaning indolent (averse to activity, effort, or movement: habitually lazy). It describes the cause of God’s people’s sleep, which is the opposite of the “diligence” discussed in many previous posts, regarding seeking God, His ways, and His path to understanding, which is the awakening.

Proverbs 6
20 My son, keep your father’s commandment [the knowledge of God], and forsake not the law of your mother [the wisdom taught by faithful, diligent, teachers]:
21 Bind them continually upon your heart [as the foundation of your thoughts and actions], and tie them about your neck.
22 When you go, it shall lead you; when you sleep, it shall keep you; and when you awake, it shall talk with you [as the words from God’s mouth].
23 For the commandment is a lamp [giving understanding]; and [hidden in] the law is light [understanding that cannot be broken]; and reproofs of instruction [diligent corrections] are the way [derek] of life:
24 To keep you from the evil woman [the misleading of unfaithful teachers], from the flattery [the smooth talk] of the tongue of a strange woman [the false teachers among you teaching the ways of godless communism, which breeds sloth {indolence} and is the death to humanity].

Friends, I tell you in the name of the LORD, understanding “diligence” is the key to awakening: the LORD through us shaking the sleeping into this same state, out of oppression and into alert freedom, out of poverty into vigilant prosperity.

Hebrews 11
11 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen [until diligently sought out].
2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.
3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear [when they are realized to be present].
4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaks [as God testifies of the treasures He gave him].
5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God [of which He testifies].
6 But without faith [that it is God speaking] it is impossible to please him: for he that comes to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder [giver of His hidden treasures] of them that diligently seek him [in His Testaments].
7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he [by confessing the gifts, the understanding, God gave him] condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place [topos – from ignorance into understanding, from “deep sleep” into diligence] which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing where he went.

The word above rendered “diligently seek” is the seven times used Greek word ekzeteo (see the post of 9 November 2021 below), meaning “to search out, i.e. (figuratively) investigate, crave.” In the mentioned post, we see what is diligently sought out, in this time of tribulation (tsarah), from God’s Testament: the word of God which shall endure forever, wherein are held His treasures (rewards).

The word rendered “rewarder” in Hebrews 11:6 is the once used Greek word misthapodote, meaning “a renumerator.” It tells of payment only given to those who do the work. The payment isn’t salvation. Salvation is freely given through those who’ve done the work, received the gift and then freely give it, as received, to those who are saved by receiving it as the word of God speaking, and then follow His good leading.

The word (misthapodotes) literally translates to “wages away given:” misthos – pay for services; apo – away; dotes – giver. It is telling of the love (agape – charity) of God, giving us His treasures, and our loving as He loves (agape), freely giving as received. But, salvation only comes by faith that the word is the word of God, His gift of salvation, by His grace given to as many as receive it and become His children.

Romans 3
20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets;
22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
25 Whom God has set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believes in Jesus.
27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.
28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.
29 Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:
30 Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through [our] faith [knowing this word is the word of God, as it is].
31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law [because in it is hidden God’s treasures].

Isaiah 8
16 Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.
17 And I will wait upon the LORD, that hides his face [presence veiled in the flesh] 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 [who is a man of war], which dwells in mount Zion.
19 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits [of the dead], and unto wizards [the so-called experts, whose words and ideas are misleading into death] that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? [Or should they be looking] for the living to the dead?
20 [Shouldn’t they be looking] To the law and to the testimony [God is giving?]: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light [understanding] in them.

All that follows is the post from 9 November 2021:

The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.

The above is the LORD speaking of those He later says have not called on Him. He says they don’t understand He is in the generation of the righteous (now, in the new heaven and earth), and men should therefore fear Him (heed His foretold warnings of self-destruction).

Psalms 14
1 The fool has said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that does good.
2 The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.
3 They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that does good, no, not one.
4 Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the LORD.
5 There were they in great fear: for God is in the generation of the righteous.
6 You have shamed the counsel of the poor, because the LORD is his refuge.
7 Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! when the LORD bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.

Hebrews 11
6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that comes to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

The name “God” in verses 1, 2, & 5, in the primitive text, was Jehovah, as it is in verses 4 & 6, where it’s rendered “LORD.” This alteration itself, by the Sopherim, is indicative of a lack of understanding God, who is ONE God, manifested in the generation of the righteous who do understand.

As we’ve seen, the name Jehovah means self-Existent and Eternal. Its shortened form, Jah (Yahh), is from the once used word ya’ah, meaning to be suitable, and rendered “appertain.” The other part of the longer form is from the words havah and hayah, respectively meaning “to breathe: to be (in the sense of existence),” and “to exist, i.e. to be or become, to come to pass.”

His name tells of His existence in all time, in the flesh (breathing), self-manifesting at His will, making His presence known when He comes to help, rescue, and save His people.

1 Timothy 3
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.

Hebrews 13
…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 [Jehovah’s Salvation Personified in the flesh] Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.
9 Be not carried about with 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.

As we know, this aspect of knowing God is spoken of in Jeremiah 10:7, where the word ya’ah appears telling of the living God to Who it “appertains.”

Jeremiah 10
1 Hear you the word which the LORD speaks unto you, O house of Israel:
2 Thus says the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.
3 For the customs of the people are vain: for one cuts a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.
4 They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.
5 They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.
6 Forasmuch as there is none like unto you, O LORD; you are great, and your name is great in might.
7 Who would not fear you, O King of nations? for to you does it appertain [ya’ah]: forasmuch as among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like unto you.
8 But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities.
9 Silver spread into plates is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz, the work of the workman, and of the hands of the founder: blue and purple is their clothing: they are all the work of cunning men.
10 But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.
11 Thus shall you say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens.
12 He has made the earth by his power, he has established [kuwn – perfected] the world by his wisdom, and has stretched out the heavens by his discretion.
13 When he utters his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens, and he causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; he makes lightning with rain, and brings forth the wind out of his treasures.
14 Every man is brutish in his knowledge: every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.
15 They are vanity, and the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.
16 The portion of Jacob is not like them: for he is the former of all things; and Israel is the rod of his inheritance: The LORD of hosts is his name.
17 Gather up your wares out of the land, O inhabitant of the fortress.
18 For thus says the LORD, Behold, I will sling out the inhabitants of the land at this once, and will distress them, that they may find it so.
19 Woe is me for my hurt! my wound is grievous; but I said, Truly this is a grief, and I must bear it.
20 My tabernacle is spoiled, and all my cords are broken: my children are gone forth of me, and they are not: there is none to stretch forth my tent any more, and to set up my curtains.
21 For the pastors are become brutish, and have not sought the LORD: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered.
22 Behold, the noise [qowl – voice] of the bruit [shmuw’ah – the rumor, this report] is come, and a great commotion [ra’ash – shaking, earthquake] out of the north country, to make the cities of Judah desolate, and a den of dragons.
23 O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walks to direct his steps.
24 O LORD, correct me, but with judgment; not in your anger, lest you bring me to nothing.
25 Pour out your fury upon the heathen that know you not, and upon the families that call not on your name: for they have eaten up Jacob, and devoured him, and consumed him, and have made his habitation desolate.

Revelation 15
1 And I saw another sign in heaven [referring to what is written in Jeremiah 10:2], great and marvelous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.
2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass [the masses calmed from their agitation – in the LORD’s victory over ignorance and confusion] mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast [Babylon], and over his image [his lies], and over his mark [the confusion in head and hand {works}], and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.
3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are your works, LORD God Almighty; just and true are your ways, you King of saints.
4 Who shall not fear you, O LORD [see Jeremiah 10:7], and glorify your name? for you only are holy: for all nations shall come and worship before you; for your judgments are made manifest.
5 And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened:
6 And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles.
7 And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who lives forever and ever.
8 And the temple was filled with smoke [to chase out the vermin infesting it] from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.

Psalms 14:2, 3, & 4 are quoted in Romans 3:10, 11 & 12, the chapter giving us the commandment “To declare, I say, at this time His righteousness, that He might be just, and the justifier of him which believes in Jesus [Jehovah’s Salvation manifests in the flesh, to rescue and save us].”

Romans 2
28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

Romans 3
1 What advantage then has the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision?
2 Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God.
3 For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?
4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That you might be justified in your sayings, and might overcome when you are judged.
5 But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man)
6 God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?
7 For if the truth of God has more abounded through my lie [which is how God works, His good against evil, the lie bringing forth His truth] unto his glory; why yet am I also judged as a sinner?
8 And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just.
9 What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;
10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
11 There is none that understands, there is none that seek after God.
12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that does good, no, not one.
13 Their throat is an open sepulcher; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:
14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:
15 Their feet are swift to shed blood:
16 Destruction and misery are in their ways [the evil now manifested openly in those in power, who’ve brought forth nothing good, only destruction and misery they claim is the way to utopia]:
17 And the way of peace have they not known:
18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.
19 Now we know that what things soever the law says, it says to them who are under the law: that every [misleading] mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.
20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets [as intended];
22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference:
23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
25 Whom God has set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believes in Jesus.
27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.
28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.
29 Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:
30 Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through [our] faith.
31 Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.

The word “seek” above in Romans 3:11 is the same word, ekzeteo, in Hebrews 11:6, urging us to “diligently seek” God. It means “to search out, i.e. (figuratively) investigate, crave.” It is used five other times.

In Luke 11:50 & 51, it (ekzeteo) appears when speaking of the blood of the prophets and apostles, saying it “shall be required of” this generation. It is speaking of the violence done to the kingdom of heaven (righteousness – which is full understanding as God understands and sends through those He chooses), which He says in Matthew 11:12.

Luke 11
46 And he said, Woe unto you also, you lawyers [who unjustly define the law]! for you lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and you yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.
47 Woe unto you! for you build the sepulchers of the prophets, and your fathers killed them.
48 Truly you bear witness that you allow the deeds of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and you build their sepulchers.
49 Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute:
50 That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of [ekzeteo – shall be sought out and brought into the open – the “things of Esau searched out”] this generation;
51 From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias which perished between the altar and the temple: truly I say unto you, It shall be required of [ekzeteo] this generation.
52 Woe unto you, lawyers! for you have taken away the key of knowledge: you entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in you hindered.
53 And as he said these things unto them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge him vehemently, and to provoke him to speak of many things:
54 Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might [falsely] accuse him.

Obadiah 1
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? [the enemies mixed among us, will never stop until they’ve consumed and destroyed everything]
6 How are the things of Esau [enemies mixed among us] searched out! how are his hidden things sought up!
7 All the men of your confederacy [joined with us saying they are our countrymen] have brought you even to the border [this end of the old world and the beginning of the new]: the men that were at peace with you have deceived you, and prevailed [in the war] 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 [the wise men of the world], 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.

The following, ending with John 10, is from the post of 28 October 2021:

These troubles are the mass-delusion come upon the world, after its leader used deception to manipulate it into taking their mark (accepting their confusion – the reversal of reality and the acceptance of what is blatantly irrational and insane). These men, now acting as tyrants, using the force of misinformation (lies), crushed those who received the mark (and their ability to assess and distinguish between reality and delusion). Those who don’t receive it are increasingly deprived of the necessities of life, which are reserved for only those bearing it.

Friends, these tyrants and communists are not going to stop. They will never admit the truth and alter their course. They’ve used violence (force of deception) to take control of all aspects of human life and will continue to do so until they are, by violence, taken out of the way. It is against these men the LORD testifies through the prophets and saviors He sends.

The violence that combats the deception is the blatant pronouncement of the truth: accurately describing this time and season and those who are, with deception, (in church and state) destroying humanity (tyrants and communists, known liars telling known lies, false accusers who attack, demonize, and silence truth).

The principle of free speech, in natural law, is an antecedent of finding truth, which comes through civil (without force) and reasoned (without intentional deception) debate. It says we, humans, are entitled to the truth, because in its absence, the human mind is misled into thinking and acting in ways that disrupt peace (security in life, liberty, and property), of self and community. Good judgment is to understand, ascertain and discern through the use of God-given intellect (critical thinking), what is truth and separate falsehood from (corrupting or perverting) it. Through the violence of censorship, the current totally (intentionally) corrupted world, those in all institutions force humanity to accept their now unchallenged and unchallengeable lies that replace it (truth and reality).

Matthew 11
12 And from the days of John the Baptist [preaching repentance] until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.
13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John [dove – the sign of the end reached].
14 And if you will receive it, this is Elijah [Jehovah, who is God], which was for to come.
15 He that has ears to hear, let him hear.
16 But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows,
17 And saying, We have piped [a lie] unto you, and you have not danced; we have mourned [a lie] unto you, and you have not lamented.
18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they [false accusers] say, He has a devil.
19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they [false accusers – twisting truth to demonize those they cannot control – As Tucker is taking heat for telling the truth that Jan. 6 was a false flag, which it was – just another PSYOP {lies and manipulation} against good and truth] say, Behold a man gluttonous [I eat], and a winebibber [I drink], [I Am] a friend of [re]publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children [“the children the LORD has given me” Isaiah 8:18].
20 Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not:
21 Woe unto you, Chorazin [in the smoking furnace]! woe unto you, Bethsaida [the house of the fish – the whale’s belly, the belly of the earth, here in Hell, the wide open mouths keeping the LORD thereby hidden from the world]! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
22 But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.
23 And you, Capernaum [living in comfort], which are exalted unto heaven, shall be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in you, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.
24 But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for you.
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 [“the children the LORD has given me”].
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 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.

Nehemiah 9
26 Nevertheless they [God’s people] were disobedient, and rebelled against you, and cast your law behind their backs, and slew your prophets which testified against them to turn them to you, and they wrought great provocations.
27 Therefore you delivered them into the hand of their enemies, who vexed them: and in the time of their trouble [tsarah], when they cried unto you, you heard them from heaven; and according to your manifold mercies you gave them saviors, who saved them out of the hand of their enemies.
28 But after they had rest, they did evil again before you: therefore left you them in the land of their enemies, so that they had the dominion over them: yet when they returned, and cried unto you, you heard them from heaven; and many times did you deliver them according to your mercies;
29 And testified against them, that you might bring them again unto your law [“the law of nature and nature’s God,” truths that are “self-evident”]: yet they dealt proudly, and hearkened not unto your commandments, but sinned against your judgments, (which if a man do, he shall live in them;) and withdrew the shoulder, and hardened their neck, and would not hear.
30 Yet many years did you forbear them, and testified against them by your spirit in your prophets: yet would they not give ear: therefore gave you them into the hand of the people of the lands.
31 Nevertheless for your great mercies’ sake you did not utterly consume them, nor forsake them; for you are a gracious and merciful God.
32 Now therefore, our God, the great, the mighty, and the terrible God, who keeps covenant and mercy, let not all the trouble seem little before you, that has come upon us, on our kings, on our princes, and on our priests, and on our prophets, and on our fathers, and on all your people, since the time of the kings of Assyria [communists] unto this day.
33 Howbeit you are just in all that is brought upon us; for you have done right, but we have done wickedly:
34 Neither have our kings, our princes, our priests, nor our fathers, kept your law, nor hearkened unto your commandments and your testimonies, wherewith you did testify against them.
35 For they have not served you in their kingdom, and in your great goodness that you gave them, and in the large and fat land which you gave before them, neither turned they from their wicked works.
36 Behold, we are servants this day, and for the land that you gave unto our fathers to eat the fruit thereof and the good thereof, behold, we are servants in it:
37 And it yields much increase unto the kings [Brandon and the other communists] whom you have set over us because of our sins: also they have dominion over our bodies [lives], and over our cattle, at their pleasure, and we are in great distress [tsarah -without liberty or happiness].
38 And because of all this we make a sure covenant, and write it; and our princes, Levites, and priests, seal unto it.

Revelation 18 speaks of these men as shipmasters, meaning they are those in the institutions that ride above (ruling) the sea (the masses into which the river of these men’s words flow). They are the merchants who make their livings by selling confusion (“Mystery [unknown], Babylon [confusion] The Great, The Mother [teacher] Of Harlots [the unfaithful] And Abominations [things put in place of the Holy: God and truth] Of The Earth.”)

Revelation 18
1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened [given understanding] with his glory.
2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon [the rule of confusion over the earth] the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils [misleader, intentionally misleading], and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues.
5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.
6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she has filled fill to her double.
7 How much she has glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she says in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.
8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the LORD God who judges her.
9 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,
10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is your judgment come.
11 And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buys their merchandise [deception and confusion] any more:
12 The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,
13 And cinnamon, and odors, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.
14 And the fruits that your soul lusted after are departed from you, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from you, and you shall find them no more at all.
15 The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,
16 And saying, Alas, alas that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!
17 For in one hour so great riches is come to naught. And every shipmaster [misleaders controlling institutions], and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,
18 And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!
19 And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.
20 Rejoice over her, you heaven, and you holy apostles and prophets; for God has avenged you on her.
21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.
22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in you; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in you; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in you;
23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in you; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in you: for your merchants were the great men of the earth; for by your sorceries were all nations deceived.
24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.

The word above, in Matthew 11:12, rendered “take it by force” is harpazo, which we’ve discussed many times as the word rendered “caught up” in 1 Thessalonians 4:17. It’s the word the false prophets have twisted into their fly away false doctrine. It’s, in fact, the LORD taking hold of His people, “pulling” them from the hand, the fires, of the misleaders holding them down (katecho – “withhold” and “let” in 2 Thessalonians 2:6 & 7) and who will hold them down until taken out of the way.

As we are told this, in 1 Thessalonians 4, 2 Thessalonians 2, and Jude 1, we plainly see how the LORD does it and what He is doing. It’s as John tells us in John 10 when the LORD says (John 10:12) the hirelings flee (shipmasters – see revelation 18:10 above, as they are “Standing far off”) and the wolf “catches” (harpazo – seize by violence) the sheep and scatters (divides and conquers) the sheep.

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 [ONE] fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice [of the archangel, as the trumpet calling all to gather into ONE BODY]; 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 [by my voice, by the truth, seize My ONE BODY back] 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.

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 are awakened, alerted into a sober mind], 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.

1 Peter 1
2 Elect [remnant] according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit [separating us from sin, the misleading of liars among us], unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our LORD Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy has begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fades not away, reserved in heaven for you,
5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
6 Wherein you greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, you are in heaviness through manifold temptations:
7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perishes, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
8 Whom having not seen, you love; in whom, though now you see him not, yet believing, you rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:
9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
10 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched [ekzeteo] diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:
11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.
12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.
13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
14 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:
15 But as he which has called you is holy, so be you holy in all manner of conversation;
16 Because it is written, Be you holy; for I am holy.
17 And if you call on the Father, who without respect of persons judges according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:
18 Forasmuch as you know that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
20 Who truly was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,
21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.
22 Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that you love one another with a pure heart fervently:
23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which lives and abides forever.
24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower thereof falls away:
25 But the word of the LORD endures forever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.

Psalms 76
1 In Judah is God known: his name is great in Israel.
2 In Salem also is his tabernacle, and his dwelling place in Zion.
3 There brake he the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle. Selah.
4 You are more glorious and excellent than the mountains of prey.
5 The stouthearted are spoiled, they have slept their sleep: and none of the men of might have found their hands.
6 At your rebuke, O God of Jacob, both the chariot and horse are cast into a dead sleep.
7 You, even you, are to be feared: and who may stand in your sight when once you are angry?
8 You did cause judgment to be heard from heaven; the earth feared, and was still,
9 When God arose to judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. Selah.
10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise you: the remainder of wrath shall you restrain.
11 Vow, and pay unto the LORD your God: let all that be round about him bring presents unto him that ought to be feared.
12 He shall cut off the spirit of princes: he is terrible to the kings of the earth.