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

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

The subject above, in Jeremiah 33:3, is the word of the LORD coming this second time, and of it saying He is “the Maker thereof, the LORD That formed it, to establish it; Jehovah is His name.” What is established is the wisdom contained therein, reserved their unknown, for this time, to be revealed in the tribulation fires, to calm the sea (humanity at large).

Revelation 15
1 And I saw another sign in heaven, 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 mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast [Babylon – over the confusion that rules the world, covering it in the shadow of death], and over his image [the known lies of false prophets and false teachers], and over his mark [the delusions in their minds, making them unable to distinguish between reality and their fabrications], and over the number of his name [the mask, as the dust and ashes of the ruin, showing the confusion behind which they hide their true motivation], stand on the sea of glass [which is before the throne of God – see Revelation 4:6], 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, 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 [where understanding is reserved] was opened [which is what brings the victory and calms the sea]:
6 And the seven angels came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white [lampros] 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 live forever and ever.
8 And the temple was filled with smoke [to clear it of 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.

When John, in Revelation 4:6, describes the sea of glass, he also says it is “like unto crystal.” The word “crystal” is the Greek word krustallos, from a derivative of kruos (frost); ice, i.e. (by analogy) rock “crystal,” which only appears one other time, in Revelation 22:1. There it is of the river of the waters of life (this word of God) flowing from the throne, which are also said to be “clear,” from the Greek word lampros, meaning “from the same as 2985 [lampas – meaning lamp: light or torch]; radiant; by analogy, limpid; figuratively, magnificent or sumptuous (in appearance).”

John later, in Revelation 22:16, uses the word lampros, to describe the coming of Jehovah’s Salvation in the flesh, personified in the son of David, who is the “bright” and morning star. It is telling of the king line again established, in the promised son of David, who the LORD chooses and declares His son, by the waters that flow from him into the sea.

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

When the LORD, in the title verse, tells us to call unto Him and He will show us great things that we didn’t know, He later, in verses 12 & 13, says it’s when, in this place that is desolate, we “pass again under the hand of him that tells them [the unknown things].”

The word rendered “tells” is the Hebrew word manah, meaning “to weigh out; by implication, to allot or constitute officially; also to enumerate or enroll:–appoint, count, number, prepare, set, tell.”

It (the word manah) is referring us to the three time it’s used in the Psalms, there telling us it’s His word established (kuwn), raising up David again, which are His judgments that we haven’t known (because only He knows them and reveals them at these ends of the earth: ending the old and beginning the new).

Psalms 61
A Psalms of David.
1 Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.
2 From the end of the earth will I cry unto you, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
3 For you have been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.
4 I will abide in your tabernacle forever: I will trust in the covert of your wings. Selah.
5 For you, O God, have heard my vows: you have given me the heritage of those that fear your name.
6 You will prolong the king’s life: and his years as many generations.
7 He shall abide before God forever: O prepare [manah] mercy and truth, which may preserve him.
8 So will I sing praise unto your name forever, that I may daily perform my vows.

Psalms 90
1 LORD, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.
2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, you are God.
3 You turn man to destruction; and sayest, Return, you children of men.
4 For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.
5 You carry them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which grows up.
6 In the morning it flourishes, and grows up; in the evening it is cut down, and withers.
7 For we are consumed by your anger, and by your wrath are we troubled.
8 You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your countenance [understanding Your presence].
9 For all our days are passed away in your wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told.
10 The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
11 Who knows the power of your anger? even according to your fear, so is your wrath.
12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
13 Return, O LORD, how long? and let it repent you concerning your servants.
14 O satisfy us early with your mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
15 Make us glad according to the days wherein you have afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil.
16 Let your work [which we know not] appear unto your servants, and your glory unto their children.
17 And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish [kuwn] you the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish [kuwn] you it.

Psalms 147
1 Praise you the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.
2 The LORD does build up Jerusalem: he gathers together the outcasts of Israel.
3 He heals the broken in heart, and binds up their wounds.
4 He tells [manah] the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.
5 Great is our LORD, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.
6 The LORD lifts up the meek: he casts the wicked down to the ground.
7 Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God:
8 Who covers the heaven with clouds, who prepares [kuwn] rain [His word from heaven] for the earth, who makes grass to grow upon the mountains.
9 He gives to the beast [those without His spirit] his food, and to the young ravens [those covered in darkness: the ignorant] which cry.
10 He delights not in the strength of the horse: he takes not pleasure in the legs of a man.
11 The LORD takes pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.
12 Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise your God, O Zion.
13 For he has strengthened the bars of your gates; he has blessed your children within you.
14 He makes peace in your borders, and fills you with the finest of the wheat.
15 He sends forth his commandment upon earth: his word runs very swiftly.
16 He gives snow [His word reserved, frozen, in heaven, for this time of war] like wool: he scatters the hoarfrost like ashes.
17 He casts forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold [when His word is hidden, frozen, as in a stone of crystal]?
18 He sends out his word, and melts them: he causes his wind to blow, and the waters flow.
19 He shows his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel.
20 He has not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise you the LORD.

Jeremiah 33
1 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah the second time, while he was yet shut up in the court of the prison, saying,
2 Thus says the LORD the maker thereof, the LORD that formed it, to establish [kuwn] it; the LORD is his name;
3 Call unto me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you know not.
4 For thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning the houses of this city, and concerning the houses of the kings of Judah, which are thrown down by the mounts, and by the sword;
5 They come to fight with the Chaldeans [those among them using the words as weapons of war against God and His people], but it is to fill them with the dead bodies of men, whom I have slain in mine anger and in my fury, and for all whose wickedness I have hid my face from this city.
6 Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth.
7 And I will cause the captivity of Judah and the captivity of Israel to return, and will build them, as at the first.
8 And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby they have sinned against me; and I will pardon all their iniquities, whereby they have sinned, and whereby they have transgressed against me.
9 And it shall be to me a name of joy, a praise and an honor before all the nations of the earth, which shall hear all the good that I do unto them: and they shall fear and tremble for all the goodness and for all the prosperity that I procure unto it.
10 Thus says the LORD; Again there shall be heard in this place, which you say shall be desolate without man and without beast, even in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, that are desolate, without man, and without inhabitant, and without beast,
11 The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Praise the LORD of hosts [who is a man of war]: for the LORD is good; for his mercy endures forever: and of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD. For I will cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the first [before the fall, when they listened to My good advice and refused the evil misleading of serpents among them], says the LORD.
12 Thus says the LORD of hosts; Again in this place, which is desolate without man and without beast, and in all the cities thereof, shall be a habitation of shepherds causing their flocks to lie down.
13 In the cities of the mountains, in the cities of the vale, and in the cities of the south, and in the land of Benjamin, and in the places about Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, shall the flocks pass again under the hands of him that tells [manah] them, says the LORD.
14 Behold, the days come, says the LORD, that I will perform that good thing which I have promised unto the house of Israel and to the house of Judah.
15 In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land.
16 In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name wherewith she shall be called, The LORD our righteousness.
17 For thus says the LORD; David shall never want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel;
18 Neither shall the priests the Levites want a man before me to offer burnt offerings, and to kindle meat offerings, and to do sacrifice continually.
19 And the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah, saying,
20 Thus says the LORD; If you can break my covenant of the day, and my covenant of the night, and that there should not be day and night in their season;
21 Then may also my covenant be broken with David my servant, that he should not have a son to reign upon his throne; and with the Levites the priests, my ministers.
22 As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, neither the sand of the sea measured: so will I multiply the seed of David my servant, and the Levites that minister unto me.
23 Moreover the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, saying,
24 Consider you not what this people have spoken, saying, The two families which the LORD has chosen, he has even cast them off? thus they have despised my people, that they should be no more a nation before them.
25 Thus says the LORD; If my covenant be not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances [chaqqah] of heaven and earth;
26 Then will I cast away the seed of Jacob and David my servant, so that I will not take any of his seed to be rulers over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: for I will cause their captivity to return, and have mercy on them.

The LORD, in Jeremiah (Jehovah rising and raising us with Him), uses the word kuwn seven times. The other six, below, tell us what is now established.

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 [chaqqah – ordinances] of the people are vain [are worthless]: for one cut a tree out of the forest [branches broken from the tree of life, men as dead idols put in God’s place], 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 need to be borne [carried], because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good [because they are evil misleaders].
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 – your name is Yahh]: forasmuch as among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like unto you [revealing Your word].
8 But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock [‘ets – dead branch] 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] 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 [understanding] with rain, and bringeth forth the wind [His Spirit] 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 [God’s Spirit] in them.
15 They are vanity, and the work of errors: in the time of their visitation [pquddah] 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 [shebet – scepter to rule] of his inheritance: The LORD of hosts [a man of war] 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 of the bruit is come, and a great commotion out of the north country, to make the cities of Judah [this current crop of misleaders] desolate, and a den of dragons [who devour with their ever-open mouths].
23 O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walks to direct [kuwn – rightly order, to establish] 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.

Jeremiah 30
1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
2 Thus speaks the LORD God of Israel, saying, 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 – this is 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, and will burst your bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him:
9 But they shall serve the LORD their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.
10 Therefore fear you not, O my servant Jacob, says the LORD; neither be dismayed, O Israel: for, lo, I will save you from afar, and your seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make him afraid.
11 For I am with you, says the LORD, to save you: though I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered you, yet I will not make a full end of you: but I will correct you in measure, and will not leave you altogether unpunished.
12 For thus says the LORD, Your bruise is incurable, and your wound is grievous.
13 There is none to plead your cause, that you mayest be bound up: you have no healing medicines.
14 All your lovers have forgotten you; they seek you not; for I have wounded you with the wound of an enemy, with the chastisement of a cruel one, for the multitude of your iniquity; because your sins were increased.
15 Why cry you for your affliction? your sorrow is incurable for the multitude of your iniquity: because your sins were increased, I have done these things unto you.
16 Therefore all they that devour you shall be devoured; and all your adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity; and they that spoil you shall be a spoil, and all that prey upon you will I give for a prey.
17 For I will restore health unto you, and I will heal you of your wounds, says the LORD; because they called you an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeks after.
18 Thus says the LORD; Behold, I will bring again the captivity of Jacob’s tents, and have mercy on his dwelling-places; and the city shall be built upon her own heap, and the palace shall remain after the manner thereof.
19 And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.
20 Their children also shall be as aforetime [before the fall], and their congregation shall be established [kuwn] before [paniym – by My Presence] me, and I will punish [paqad – visit] all that oppress them.
21 And their nobles shall be of themselves, and their governor shall proceed from the midst of them; and I will cause him to draw near, and he shall approach unto me: for who is this that engaged his heart to approach unto me? says the LORD.
22 And you shall be my people, and I will be your God.
23 Behold, the whirlwind [His Almighty Spirit scattering away all the other voices] 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 have performed the intents of his heart: in the latter days you shall consider it.

Jeremiah 46
3 Order you the buckler and shield, and draw near to battle.
4 Harness the horses; and get up, you horsemen, and stand forth with your helmets; furbish the spears, and put on the brigandines.
5 Wherefore have I seen them dismayed and turned away back? and their mighty ones are beaten down, and are fled apace, and look not back: for fear was round about, says the LORD.
6 Let not the swift flee away, nor the mighty man escape; they shall stumble, and fall toward the north by the river Euphrates.
7 Who is this that comes up as a flood, whose waters are moved as the rivers?
8 Egypt rises up like a flood, and his waters are moved like the rivers; and he says, I will go up, and will cover the earth; I will destroy the city and the inhabitants thereof.
9 Come up, you horses; and rage, you chariots; and let the mighty men come forth; the Ethiopians and the Libyans, that handle the shield; and the Lydians, that handle and bend the bow.
10 For this is the day of the LORD God of hosts, a day of vengeance, that he may avenge him of his adversaries: and the sword shall devour, and it shall be satiate and made drunk with their blood: for the LORD God of hosts has a sacrifice in the north country by the river Euphrates.
11 Go up into Gilead, and take balm, O virgin, the daughter of Egypt: in vain shall you use many medicines; for you shall not be cured.
12 The nations have heard of your shame, and your cry has filled the land: for the mighty man has stumbled against the mighty, and they are fallen both together.
13 The word that the LORD spoke to Jeremiah the prophet, how Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon [the lies of the false prophets that cause the now mass delusion that covers the world in insanity] should come and smite the land of Egypt [of the oppressors].
14 Declare you in Egypt [this land of oppression], and publish in Migdol [the towers from which they fire their machines of war, their poisonous words], and publish in Noph [among their powers, the mighty to deceive] and in Tahpanhes [who show no pity]: say you, Stand fast, and prepare [kuwn – when My word is established upon] you; for the sword shall devour round about you.
15 Why are your valiant men swept away? they stood not, because the LORD did drive them.
16 He made many to fall, yea, one fell upon another: and they said, Arise, and let us go again to our own people, and to the land of our nativity, from the oppressing sword.
17 They did cry there, Pharaoh king of Egypt [the house of the oppressors] is but a noise [sha’own – whose words flood against us, rushing as machines of war against us]; he has passed the time appointed [mow’ed – used only one other time in Jeremiah, rendered “appointed time,” as the LORD speaks of creatures knowing theirs, but His people not knowing His judgment. He says it’s when His people refuse to turn from their wickedness, while saying they’re wise and His law is with them].
18 As I live, says the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts, Surely as Tabor is among the mountains, and as Carmel by the sea, so shall he come.
19 O you daughter dwelling in Egypt [in oppression], furnish yourself to go into captivity: for Noph [the powers of oppression] shall be waste and desolate without an inhabitant.
20 Egypt is like a very fair heifer, but destruction comes; it comes out of the north [the darkness – from their own ignorance].
21 Also her hired men are in the midst of her like fatted bullocks; for they also are turned back, and are fled away together: they did not stand, because the day of their calamity was come upon them, and the time of their visitation [pquddah – from paqad, and punishment].
22 The voice thereof shall go like a serpent [the voice of the son of man, raised as Moses lifted the serpent in the wilderness]; for they shall march with an army, and come against her with axes, as hewers of wood [as was Gideon of Midian and her kings].
23 They shall cut down her forest, says the LORD, though it cannot be searched; because they are more than the grasshoppers, and are innumerable.
24 The daughter of Egypt [the oppressors] shall be confounded [confused and insane in mass delusion ]; she shall be delivered into the hand of the people of the north [of who they are ignorant].
25 The LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, says; Behold, I will punish [paqad] the multitude of No, and Pharaoh, and Egypt, with their gods, and their kings; even Pharaoh, and all them that trust in him:
26 And I will deliver them into the hand of those that seek their lives, and into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon [the lies of the false prophets and false teachers that have brought insanity on all who listen to and follow them], and into the hand of his servants: and afterward it shall be inhabited, as in the days of old [before all language was confounded, before the fall of man], says the LORD.
27 But fear not you, O my servant Jacob, and be not dismayed, O Israel: for, behold, I will save you from afar off, and your seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and be in rest and at ease, and none shall make him afraid.
28 Fear you not, O Jacob my servant, says the LORD: for I am with you; for I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have driven you: but I will not make a full end of you, but correct you in measure; yet will I not leave you wholly unpunished.

Jeremiah 51
1 Thus says the LORD; Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and against them that dwell in the midst of them that rise up against me, a destroying wind;
2 And will send unto Babylon fanners, that shall fan her, and shall empty her land: for in the day of trouble they shall be against her round about.
3 Against him that bends let the archer bend his bow, and against him that lifteth himself up in his brigandine: and spare you not her young men; destroy you utterly all her host.
4 Thus the slain shall fall in the land of the Chaldeans, and they that are thrust through in her streets.
5 For Israel has not been forsaken, nor Judah of his God, of the LORD of hosts; though their land was filled with sin against the Holy One of Israel.
6 Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of the LORD’s vengeance; he will render unto her a recompence.
7 Babylon has been a golden cup in the LORD’s hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad.
8 Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.
9 We would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed: forsake her, and let us go every one into his own country: for her judgment reacheth unto heaven, and is lifted up even to the skies.
10 The LORD has brought forth our righteousness: come, and let us declare in Zion the work of the LORD our God.
11 Make bright the arrows; gather the shields: the LORD has raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes: for his device is against Babylon, to destroy it; because it is the vengeance of the LORD, the vengeance of his temple.
12 Set up the standard [nec – the son of man lifted up as Moses lifted the serpent in the wilderness, so all who look to him will be saved from the serpents among them whose words are destroying them] upon the walls of Babylon [confusion in power, and the lies upon lies in which they trust], make the watch strong, set up the watchmen, prepare [kuwn – establish this word, which is] the ambushes: for the LORD has both devised and done that which he spoke against the inhabitants of Babylon.
13 O you that dwellest upon many waters [lies upon lies], abundant in treasures, your end is come, and the measure of your covetousness.
14 The LORD of hosts has sworn by himself, saying, Surely I will fill you with men, as with caterpillars; and they shall lift up a shout [that this is the sword of the LORD] against you.
15 He has made the earth by his power, he has established [kuwn – set in order the foundation of] the world by his wisdom, and has stretched out the heaven by his understanding.
16 When he utters his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens; and he causea the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth: he makes lightnings [understanding] with rain, and bringeth forth the wind [His Spirit] out of his treasures.
17 Every man is brutish by his knowledge; every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.
18 They are vanity, the work of errors: in the time of their visitation [pquddah – punishment] they shall perish.
19 The portion of Jacob is not like them; for he is the former of all things: and Israel is the rod [shebet – the scepter to rule] of his inheritance: the LORD of hosts [a man of war] is his name.
20 You are my battle axe and weapons of war: for with you will I break in pieces the nations, and with you will I destroy kingdoms;
21 And with you will I break in pieces the horse and his rider; and with you will I break in pieces the chariot and his rider;
22 With you also will I break in pieces man and woman; and with you will I break in pieces old and young; and with you will I break in pieces the young man and the maid;
23 I will also break in pieces with you the shepherd and his flock; and with you will I break in pieces the husbandman and his yoke of oxen; and with you will I break in pieces captains and rulers.
24 And I will render unto Babylon and to all the inhabitants of Chaldea all their evil that they have done in Zion in your sight, says the LORD.
25 Behold, I am against you, O destroying mountain [Satan in his misleaders in power], says the LORD, which destroy all the earth: and I will stretch out mine hand upon you, and roll you down from the rocks, and will make you a burnt mountain.
26 And they shall not take of you a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but you shall be desolate forever, says the LORD.

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

Revelation 12
1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:
2 And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up [harpazo] unto God, and to his throne.
6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceives the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
12 Therefore rejoice, you heavens, and you that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has but a short time.
13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child.
14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.
16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Exodus 15
1 Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spoke, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider has he thrown into the sea.
2 The LORD [Yahh] is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation [and the name becomes Joshua {Yahh-Oshea} – Jesus, Jehovah’s Salvation in the flesh]: he is my God, and I will prepare him a habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
3 The LORD [Jehovah] is a man of war: the LORD [Jehovah] is his name.
4 Pharaoh’s chariots and his host has he cast into the sea: his chosen captains also are drowned in the Red sea.
5 The depths have covered them: they sank into the bottom as a stone.
6 Your right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: your right hand, O LORD, has dashed in pieces the enemy.
7 And in the greatness of your excellency you have overthrown them that rose up against you: you sent forth your wrath, which consumed them as stubble.
8 And with the blast of your nostrils the waters were gathered together, the floods stood upright as a heap, and the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea.
9 The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.
10 You did blow with your wind, the sea covered them: they sank as lead in the mighty waters.
11 Who is like unto you, O LORD, among the gods? who is like you, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?
12 You stretched out your right hand, the earth swallowed them.
13 You in your mercy have led forth the people which you have redeemed: you have guided them in your strength unto your holy habitation.
14 The people shall hear, and be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestina.
15 Then the dukes of Edom shall be amazed; the mighty men of Moab, trembling shall take hold upon them; all the inhabitants of Canaan shall melt away.
16 Fear and dread shall fall upon them; by the greatness of your arm they shall be as still as a stone; till your people pass over, O LORD, till the people pass over, which you have purchased.
17 You shall bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of your inheritance, in the place, O LORD, which you have made for you to dwell in, in the Sanctuary, O LORD, which your hands have established [kuwn].
18 The LORD shall reign forever and ever.
19 For the horse of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, and the LORD brought again the waters of the sea upon them; but the children of Israel went on dry land in the midst of the sea.

Psalms 48
1 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.
2 Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.
3 God is known in her palaces for a refuge.
4 For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together.
5 They saw it, and so they marveled; they were troubled, and hasted away.
6 Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail.
7 You break the ships of Tarshish with an east wind.
8 As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish [kuwn] it forever. Selah.
9 We have thought of your lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of your temple.
10 According to your name, O God, so is your praise unto the ends of the earth: your right hand is full of righteousness.
11 Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of your judgments.
12 Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof.
13 Mark you well her bulwarks, consider her palaces; that you may tell it to the generation following.
14 For this God is our God forever and ever: he will be our guide even unto [life from] death.

And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.

And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.

As seen in the previous post, the word above, in Zechariah 13:9, rendered “try” and “tried” is the Hebrew word bachan, meaning “to test (especially metals); generally and figuratively, to investigate:–examine, prove, tempt, try (trial).”

This trial: testing words, weighing intentions against outcomes: reason and order against confusion and agitation, begin with hearing the LORD, as defined in Job. When Job heard God’s words (through Elihu), as His word, from the whirlwind (His Almighty Spirit) scattering away all other voices, he SEES it’s His presence manifested (from heaven into which he was caught up (harpazo), plucked (natsal), from the fires).

Job 5
17 Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects [from ignorance of Him, into understanding: from darkness and death, into light and life]: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:
18 For he makes sore, and binds up: he wounds, and his hands make whole.
19 He shall deliver you [natsal – “as a brand plucked {natsal} from the fire”] in six troubles [tsarah – the tribulation]: yea, in seven [when you are caught up from the fires into the LORD’s presence and full understanding] there shall no evil touch you.
20 In famine [when the word of God isn’t heard and the world is covered with the shadow of death] he shall redeem thee from death [by sending His word, this word of God]: and in war from the power of the sword [because the LORD of Hosts is a man of war].
21 Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue [which are the machines of men’s war]: neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it comes.

Job 27
8 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul?
9 Will God hear his cry when trouble [tsarah – this tribulation] comes upon him?
10 Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call upon God?
11 I will teach you by the hand of God: that which is with the Almighty will I not conceal.
12 Behold, all ye yourselves have seen it; why then are ye thus altogether vain?
13 This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of oppressors, which they shall receive of the Almighty.

Job 34
1 Furthermore Elihu [he is God speaking] answered and said,
2 Hear my words, O you wise men; and give ear unto me, you that have knowledge.
3 For the ear tries [bachan] words, as the mouth tastes meat.
4 Let us choose to us judgment: let us know among ourselves what is good.

16 If now you have understanding, hear this: hearken to the voice of my words [because they are God speaking].
17 Shall even he that hates right govern? and will you condemn him [God] that is most just?
18 Is it fit to say to a king [Brandon], You are wicked? and to princes [the misleaders in power], 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 [when darkness, total ignorance, covers the earth, when the delusional, the insane, are in power and there is no rational thought], 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.

Hebrews 12
22 But you [my friends] are come unto mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,
23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
24 And to Jesus [Jehovah’s Salvation in the flesh, in I and the children the LORD has given me, our one body which is for signs and wonders to His nation and for the healing of the nations] the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling [this word of God he long-suffers to give, hoping all will repent and be corrected], that speaks better things [on the earth] than that of Abel.
25 See that ye 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 hath 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.

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 withholden 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 [You said to me.] “Hear, I beseech you, and I will speak: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.”
5 I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye SEES you [now I understand, these words are your presence manifested correcting us into salvation by listening and following Your directions].
6 Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes [from where You shall recreate man].

Daniel 12
1 And at that time shall Michael [Who is like God, with His understanding risen in us] stand up, the great prince which stands for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble [tsarah – tribulation], such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever.
4 But thou, O Daniel [judgment of God], shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end [that has now come]: many shall run to and fro [diligently seeking God], and knowledge shall be increased [now when the book is opened].

In today’s post we must, by faith, see it is the LORD’s “visiting” us, manifesting His presence in His begotten (declared – made so by/of His word) son, the investigator through who He reveals (uncovers in correction, into all) truth.

Hebrews 11
1 Now faith is the substance of things [God with us] hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.
3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaks.
5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that comes to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.

Jude 1
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 speaks 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 – scoffers, false teachers] 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 by the flesh [by those who perish by denying the LORD has come in 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.

Hebrews 1
1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners [in different times and in many different 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, by whom also he made the worlds;
3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding [phero – as in phosphoros in 2 Peter 1:19 below] all things by the word [carried the full load of the light] of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high [until now when He again stands with us]:
4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
5 For unto which of the angels [those to whom he has given His messages in parts] 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 of God worship him [let all their partial messages witness to His glory and presence, as we stand].
7 And of the angels he says, Who makes his angels [messengers] 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 [His correct reading and speaking the Fathers word, as intended when delivered] is the scepter of your kingdom.
9 You have loved righteousness, and hated iniquity [those who’ve twisted and perverted God’s truth, and now all truth, and led the world into self-destruction]; therefore God, even your God, has anointed you with the [endless supply of oil, as if God’s word from Elijah] 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 [to which of His messenger] said he at any time, Sit on my right hand [where My power is shown, as rays of light coming from it], until I make your enemies your footstool [until they realize, this is Teman and Paran, the place of the Theophany, when all things are brought together and plainly seen {understood – brought into the light}]?
14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth [with this word] to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

Hebrews 2
1 Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.
2 For if the word spoken by angels was steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward;
3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the LORD, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;
4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?
5 For unto the angels has he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak.
6 But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that you are mindful of him? or the son of man that you visit him?
7 You made him a little lower than the angels; you crowned him with glory and honor, and did set him over the works of your hands:
8 You have put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him [while darkness, ignorance, remains in power over the corrupt heaven and earth].

The word “visit” in verse 6 above, is episkeptomai, meaning “to inspect, i.e. (by implication) to select; by extension, to go to see, relieve:–look out, visit.” It’s from words (skapto & skepasma) that speak of digging into what is covered, even into hell, the belly (chasma) of the earth.

In Luke 1:68 & 78, the LORD unknown, as the Holy Ghost in Zechariah, speaking of John, the LORD in Him coming unknown, “visiting” his people as the day-spring, the first light into the darkness (before the sun {son} appears), calling all to repentance.

Luke 1
67 And his father Zachariah [those who remembers Jehovah, whose voices returns and they, as ministering spirits sent to the heirs of salvation, speak the word God gives them] was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying,
68 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel; for he has visited [episkeptomai] and redeemed his people,
69 And has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David;
70 As he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began:
71 That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us;
72 To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant;
73 The oath which he swore to our father Abraham,
74 That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear,
75 In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.
76 And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Highest: for you shall go before the face of the LORD to prepare his ways;
77 To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins,
78 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high has visited [episkeptomai] us,
79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

The word rendered “dayspring” is the ten times used Greek word anatole, meaning “a rising of light, i.e. dawn (figuratively); by implication, the east (also in plural):–dayspring, east, rising.”

Matthew uses the word (anatole) five times, all rendered “east,” speaking of (John, the LORD in Him unknown) from where comes the wise men (wisdom), and then where the star is seen that leads them to the LORD. He (Matthew) later uses it (in Matthew 24:27) of when everyone is (now) telling people where to find the LORD, and He instead comes in the cloud (where understanding {wisdom} has been held since it left the earth) as light from the “east.”

2 Peter 1
16 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our LORD Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
17 For he received from God the Father honor and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. [Hear Him!]”
18 And this voice which came from heaven [the place of full understanding] we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount [when He took our mind up where He is].
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]:
20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation [these words are meant for the LORD’s interpretation, when He decides it’s time to give it manifesting His presence].
21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God [Timothy is the only person in the new testament called “man of God”] spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost [the LORD in them, unknown to the world, working and speaking].

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

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

Matthew 24
24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
25 Behold, I have told you before.
26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
27 For as the lightning comes [as the day dawn] out of the east [anatole], and shines [when the sun rises] even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be [shining understanding upon all who come out of the corrupt houses, to receive the light that gives life to the world].
28 For wheresoever the carcass is [the dead body of Christ – found to be the Church], there will the eagles be gathered together [who have been strengthened and have risen into heaven, the place of full understanding, with Him].
29 Immediately after the tribulation [when understanding has come] of those days shall the sun be darkened [the churches seen to be without it – without understanding], and the moon shall not give her light [civil governments reflect no understanding], and the stars shall [as the dead in the churches realized they have been and are without understanding] fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
30 And then shall appear the sign [as the Father, the one star, in who only in this understanding and light] of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds [from where understanding has been reserved for this time and purpose] of heaven with power and great glory.
31 And he shall send his angels [as ministers to the heirs of salvation] with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree [this nation of God]; When his branch is yet tender, and put forth leaves [which are for the healing of the nations], you know that summer is nigh:
33 So likewise you, when you shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
34 Truly I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
36 But of that day and hour knows no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. [Do you understand I am the only one who knows now is the time? Do you see Him yet?]

The quote in Hebrews 2:6 is from Psalms 8:4 where the Hebrew word rendered “visit” is paqad, meaning “to visit (with friendly or hostile intent); by analogy, to oversee, muster, charge, care for, miss, deposit, etc.”

Psalms 8
1 O LORD, our LORD, how excellent is your name in all the earth! who have set your glory above the heavens.
2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings have you ordained strength because of your enemies, that you might still the enemy and the avenger.
3 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have ordained;
4 What is man, that you are mindful of him? and the son of man, that you visit [paqad] him?
5 For you have made him a little lower than the angels, and have crowned him with glory and honor.
6 You made him to have dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet:
7 All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;
8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passes through the paths of the seas.
9 O LORD our LORD, how excellent is your name in all the earth!

Jeremiah 9
1 Oh that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people!
2 Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men; that I might leave my people, and go from them! for they be all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men.
3 And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, says the LORD.
4 Take you heed every one of his neighbor, and trust you not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbor will walk with slanders.
5 And they will deceive every one his neighbor, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity.
6 Your habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, says the LORD.
7 Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts, Behold, I will melt them, and try [bachan] them; for how shall I do for the daughter of my people?
8 Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it speaks deceit: one speaks peaceably to his neighbor with his mouth, but in heart he lays his wait.
9 Shall I not visit [paqad] them for these things? says the LORD: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?
10 For the mountains will I take up a weeping and wailing, and for the habitations of the wilderness a lamentation, because they are burned up, so that none can pass through them; neither can men hear the voice of the cattle; both the fowl of the heavens and the beast are fled; they are gone.
11 And I will make Jerusalem heaps, and a den of dragons; and I will make the cities of Judah desolate, without an inhabitant.
12 Who is the wise man, that may understand this? and who is he to whom the mouth of the LORD has spoken, that he may declare it, for what the land perishes and is burned up like a wilderness, that none passes through?
13 And the LORD says, Because they have forsaken my law which I set before them, and have not obeyed my voice, neither walked therein;
14 But have walked after the imagination of their own heart, and after Baalim [the false gods of this world – men who put themselves in God’s place and blind the world to His presence and truth], which their fathers taught them:
15 Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will feed them, even this people, with wormwood, and give them water of gall to drink.
16 I will scatter them also among the heathen, whom neither they nor their fathers have known: and I will send a sword after them, till I have consumed them.
17 Thus says the LORD of hosts, Consider you, and call for the mourning women, that they may come; and send for cunning women, that they may come:
18 And let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with waters.
19 For a voice of wailing is heard out of Zion, How are we spoiled! we are greatly confounded, because we have forsaken the land, because our dwellings have cast us out.
20 Yet hear the word of the LORD, O you women, and let your ear receive the word of his mouth, and teach your daughters wailing, and every one her neighbor lamentation.
21 For death is come up into our windows, and is entered into our palaces, to cut off the children from without, and the young men from the streets.
22 Speak, Thus says the LORD, Even the carcasses of men shall fall as dung upon the open field, and as the handful after the harvestman, and none shall gather them.
23 Thus says the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:
24 But let him that glories glory in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, says the LORD.
25 Behold, the days come, says the LORD, that I will punish [paqad – visit and punish] all them which [think they] are circumcised with the uncircumcised [covered in flesh and as dung upon the earth];
26 Egypt [the oppressors], and Judah [this corrupt crop of leaders], and Edom [enemies mixed among us claiming they are our brethren and countrymen at peace with us, while their words are machine of their war against us destroying us], and the children of Ammon [who scatter God’s people], and Moab [whose mouths are the gate of hell], and all that are in the utmost corners, that dwell in the wilderness: for all these nations are uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel are uncircumcised in the heart.

Jeremiah 46
3 Order you the buckler and shield, and draw near to battle.
4 Harness the horses; and get up, you horsemen, and stand forth with your helmets; furbish the spears, and put on the brigandines.
5 Wherefore have I seen them dismayed and turned away back? and their mighty ones are beaten down, and are fled apace, and look not back: for fear was round about, says the LORD.
6 Let not the swift flee away, nor the mighty man escape; they shall stumble, and fall toward the north by the river Euphrates.
7 Who is this that comes up as a flood, whose waters are moved as the rivers?
8 Egypt rises up like a flood, and his waters are moved like the rivers; and he says, I will go up, and will cover the earth; I will destroy the city and the inhabitants thereof.
9 Come up, you horses; and rage, you chariots; and let the mighty men come forth; the Ethiopians and the Libyans, that handle the shield; and the Lydians, that handle and bend the bow.
10 For this is the day of the LORD God of hosts, a day of vengeance, that he may avenge him of his adversaries: and the sword shall devour, and it shall be satiate and made drunk with their blood: for the LORD God of hosts has a sacrifice in the north country by the river Euphrates.
11 Go up into Gilead, and take balm, O virgin, the daughter of Egypt: in vain shall you use many medicines; for you shall not be cured.
12 The nations have heard of your shame, and your cry has filled the land: for the mighty man has stumbled against the mighty, and they are fallen both together.
13 The word that the LORD spoke to Jeremiah the prophet, how Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon [the lies of the false prophets that cause the now mass delusion that covers the world in insanity] should come and smite the land of Egypt [of the oppressors].
14 Declare you in Egypt [this land of oppression], and publish in Migdol [the towers from which they fire their machines of war, their poisonous words], and publish in Noph [among their powers, the mighty to deceive] and in Tahpanhes [who show no pity]: say you, Stand fast, and prepare you; for the sword shall devour round about you.
15 Why are your valiant men swept away? they stood not, because the LORD did drive them.
16 He made many to fall, yea, one fell upon another: and they said, Arise, and let us go again to our own people, and to the land of our nativity, from the oppressing sword.
17 They did cry there, Pharaoh king of Egypt [the house of the oppressors] is but a noise [sha’own – whose words flood against us, rushing as machines of war against us]; he has passed the time appointed [mow’ed – used only one other time in Jeremiah, rendered “appointed time,” as the LORD speaks of creatures knowing theirs, but His people not knowing His judgment. He says it’s when His people refuse to turn from their wickedness, while saying they’re wise and His law is with them].
18 As I live, says the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts, Surely as Tabor is among the mountains, and as Carmel by the sea, so shall he come.
19 O you daughter dwelling in Egypt [in oppression], furnish yourself to go into captivity: for Noph [the powers of oppression] shall be waste and desolate without an inhabitant.
20 Egypt is like a very fair heifer, but destruction comes; it comes out of the north [the darkness – from their own ignorance].
21 Also her hired men are in the midst of her like fatted bullocks; for they also are turned back, and are fled away together: they did not stand, because the day of their calamity was come upon them, and the time of their visitation [pquddah – from paqad, and punishment].
22 The voice thereof shall go like a serpent [the voice of the son of man, raised as Moses lifted the serpent in the wilderness]; for they shall march with an army, and come against her with axes, as hewers of wood [as was Gideon of Midian and her kings].
23 They shall cut down her forest, says the LORD, though it cannot be searched; because they are more than the grasshoppers, and are innumerable.
24 The daughter of Egypt [the oppressors] shall be confounded [confused and insane in mass delusion ]; she shall be delivered into the hand of the people of the north [of who they are ignorant].
25 The LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, says; Behold, I will punish [paqad] the multitude of No, and Pharaoh, and Egypt, with their gods, and their kings; even Pharaoh, and all them that trust in him:
26 And I will deliver them into the hand of those that seek their lives, and into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon [the lies of the false prophets and false teachers that have brought insanity on all who listen to and follow them], and into the hand of his servants: and afterward it shall be inhabited, as in the days of old [before all language was confounded, before the fall of man], says the LORD.
27 But fear not you, O my servant Jacob, and be not dismayed, O Israel: for, behold, I will save you from afar off, and your seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and be in rest and at ease, and none shall make him afraid.
28 Fear you not, O Jacob my servant, says the LORD: for I am with you; for I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have driven you: but I will not make a full end of you, but correct you in measure; yet will I not leave you wholly unpunished.

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

Psalms 18
1 I will love you, O LORD, my strength.
2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
3 I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.
4 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.
5 The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me.
6 In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.
7 Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth.
8 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.
9 He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet.
10 And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind.
11 He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.
12 At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed, hail stones and coals of fire.
13 The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire.
14 Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them.
15 Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at your rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of your nostrils.
16 He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.
17 He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me.
18 They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.
19 He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.
20 The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands has he recompensed me.
21 For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.
22 For all his judgments were before me, and I did not put away his statutes from me.
23 I was also upright before him, and I kept myself from mine iniquity.
24 Therefore has the LORD recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight.
25 With the merciful you will show yourself merciful; with an upright man you will show yourself upright;
26 With the pure you will show yourself pure; and with the froward you will show yourself froward.
27 For you will save the afflicted people; but will bring down high looks.
28 For you will light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.
29 For by you I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.
30 As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried [tsaraph – are the refining in the fire]: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.
31 For who is God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God?
32 It is God that girds me with strength, and makes my way perfect.
33 He makes my feet like hinds’ feet, and sets me upon my high places.
34 He teaches my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.
35 You have also given me the shield of your salvation: and your right hand has holden me up, and your gentleness has made me great.
36 You have enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip.
37 I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed.
38 I have wounded them that they were not able to rise: they are fallen under my feet.
39 For you have girded me with strength unto the battle: you have subdued under me those that rose up against me.
40 You have also given me the necks of mine enemies; that I might destroy them that hate me.
41 They cried, but there was none to save them: even unto the LORD, but he answered them not.
42 Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind: I did cast them out as the dirt in the streets.
43 You have delivered me from the strivings of the people; and you have made me the head of the heathen: a people whom I have not known shall serve me.
44 As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves unto me.
45 The strangers shall fade away, and be afraid out of their close places.
46 The LORD lives; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.
47 It is God that avenged me, and subdued the people under me.
48 He delivers me [Timothy, His beloved son, the son of David] from mine enemies: yea, you lifts me up above those that rise up against me: you have delivered me from the violent man. [as spoken of by Zachariah, above in Luke 1:68 thru 71]
49 Therefore will I give thanks unto you, O LORD, among the heathen, and sing praises unto your name.
50 Great deliverance gives he to his king; and shows mercy to his anointed, to David, and to his seed for evermore.

Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, says the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones.

Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, says the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones.

The LORD begins today, in Zechariah 13:7 above, which speaks of ending the king line in Judah. In what here follows, He describes the event (the ending) and its renewal in Ephraim (Joseph where it originated). These names speak of it continuing (yacaph {Joseph} – to add or augment, to continue a thing {the king line}) in the double blessing (Ephraim) spoken of by Jacob in Genesis 49 as he tells his children (shebet – the tribes) what has and is now befalling them in these last days.

In Zechariah above He tells of the shepherd (king – Davidic) line ending, and with it, the sheep are scattered.

The pattern begins, in Numbers 13, when we’re told of the twelve sent to spy out the Promised Land. As we know, only Joshua and Caleb came back confident, believing the LORD, they could take the land from the heathen who possess it (the earth is the LORD’s and the fullness thereof, to give and take as He wills).

In this chapter, we’re told of Oshea (meaning salvation or deliverer), of the tribe of Ephraim (meaning double blessing, who is the son of Joseph, in who the king line is reestablished), who Moses then called (renamed) Joshua (Jehoshua – meaning Jehovah’s Salvation {Jesus}). Oshea (Hoshea’) is also rendered Hosea, the prophet, and Hoshea, the last sitting king of Israel: the land of the ten northern tribes also called Ephraim and Samaria.

In Numbers 27, we’re later told of the LORD telling Moses to anoint Joshua (Jesus), the son of Nun (the son in perpetuity, who the Father chooses and declare His son, in who He is pleased) chief shepherd (king) over all the tribes.

Numbers 27
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 the son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit, and lay your hand upon him;
19 And set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation; and give him a charge 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.
21 And he shall stand before Eleazar [Lazarus – the priesthood now raise from the dead] the priest, who shall ask counsel for him after the judgment [this judgment, today, now] of Urim before the LORD: at his word shall they go out, and at his word they shall come in, both he, and all the children of Israel with him, even all the congregation.
22 And Moses did as the LORD commanded him: and he took Joshua, and set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation:
23 And he laid his hands upon him, and gave him a charge, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses.

2 Timothy 4
1 I charge [diamarturomai] you therefore before God, and the LORD Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
5 But watch you in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of your ministry.

The definition of diamarturomai is: to attest or protest earnestly, or (by implication) hortatively.

These charges, which the LORD has spoken of and to me, are those He speaks of Zechariah 3:7, as the perpetual son (Joshua – Jesus) anointed before the congregation now gathered here to hear His word.

Zechariah 3
6 And the angel of the LORD protested [reiterated] unto Joshua, saying,
7 Thus says the LORD of hosts; If you will walk in my ways, and if you will keep my charge, then you shall also judge my house, and shall also keep my courts, and I will give you places to walk among these that stand by.
8 Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, you, and your fellows that sit before you: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the Branch.
9 For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, says the LORD of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.
10 In that day, says the LORD of hosts, shall you call every man his neighbor under the vine and under the fig tree.

This last verse is referring us to Judges 9 when all the men (baalim – idols: masters, lords, possessors of the land) of Shechem gather at the pillar in Shechem (where Rachel was buried and where God visited and spoke to Jacob, reiterating the promise and renamed him Israel). There these men made Abimelech (father of kings) the king, who then killed his brothers, seventy sons of Gideon (meaning hewer {of the kings of Midian}, also here called Jerubbaal, meaning Baal will contend {war against God and His people}), leaving only one other, Jotham (Jehovah perfected) who was in hiding.

Jotham, on mount Gerizim (the cutting off {the king line}), speaks an allegory to these men of Shechem.

Judges 8
33 And it came to pass, as soon as Gideon was dead, that the children of Israel turned again, and went a whoring after Baalim, and made Baalberith [made a covenant with Baal] their god.
34 And the children of Israel remembered not the LORD their God, who had delivered them out of the hands of all their enemies on every side:
35 Neither showed they kindness to the house of Jerubbaal, namely, Gideon, according to all the goodness which he had shown unto Israel.

Judges 9
1 And Abimelech the son of Jerubbaal went to Shechem unto his mother’s brethren, and communed with them, and with all the family of the house of his mother’s father, saying,
2 Speak, I pray you, in the ears of all the men of Shechem, Whether is better for you, either that all the sons of Jerubbaal, which are threescore and ten persons, reign over you, or that one reign over you? remember also that I am your bone and your flesh.
3 And his mother’s brethren spoke of him in the ears of all the men of Shechem all these words: and their hearts inclined to follow Abimelech; for they said, He is our brother.
4 And they gave him threescore and ten pieces of silver out of the house of Baalberith, wherewith Abimelech hired vain and light persons, which followed him.
5 And he went unto his father’s house at Ophrah [the same as ‘aphar, and ‘apher, the mark {666} of confusion, as the ashes and dust of the fires come from these men’s feeble leadership], and slew his brethren the sons of Jerubbaal, being threescore and ten persons, upon one stone: notwithstanding yet Jotham the youngest son of Jerubbaal was left; for he hid himself.
6 And all the men of Shechem gathered together, and all the house of Millo [male’ – fulfillment {of the king line restored}], and went, and made Abimelech king, by the plain of the pillar that was in Shechem.
7 And when they told it to Jotham, he went and stood in the top of mount Gerizim, and lifted up his voice, and cried, and said unto them, Hearken unto me, you men of Shechem, that God may hearken unto you.
8 The trees went forth on a time to anoint a king over them; and they said unto the olive tree [God’s religious people], Reign you over us.
9 But the olive tree said unto them, Should I leave my fatness, wherewith by me they honor God and man, and go to be promoted over the trees?
10 And the trees said to the fig tree [God’s nation], Come you, and reign over us.
11 But the fig tree said unto them, Should I forsake my sweetness, and my good fruit, and go to be promoted over the trees?
12 Then said the trees unto the vine [God’s Spirit in His people], Come you, and reign over us.
13 And the vine said unto them, Should I leave my wine, which cheers God and man, and go to be promoted over the trees?
14 Then said all the trees unto the bramble [the misleaders – who are as Abimelech, as Bandon], Come you, and reign over us.
15 And the bramble said unto the trees, If in truth you anoint me king over you, then come and put your trust in my shadow: and if not, let fire come out of the bramble, and devour the cedars of Lebanon [all the powers].
16 Now therefore, if you have done truly and sincerely, in that you have made Abimelech king, and if you have dealt well with Jerubbaal and his house, and have done unto him according to the deserving of his hands;
17 (For my father fought for you, and adventured his life far, and delivered you out of the hand of Midian:
18 And you are risen up against my father’s house this day, and have slain his sons, threescore and ten persons, upon one stone, and have made Abimelech, the son of his maidservant, king over the men of Shechem, because he is your brother;)
19 If you then have dealt truly and sincerely with Jerubbaal and with his house this day, then rejoice you in Abimelech, and let him also rejoice in you:
20 But if not, let fire come [that have come and now burn] out from Abimelech, and devour the men of Shechem, and the house of Millo; and let fire come out from the men of Shechem, and from the house of Millo, and devour Abimelech.

When the LORD speaks (John 15) of Himself as the vine, and us as the branches (connected to the Spirit of God), and Zechariah 3 above speaks of all under the vine and fig tree (His nation as ONE by His Spirit), under ONE Shepherd and Stone, it is as foretold in Genesis 49.

Genesis 49
8 Judah [the leaders God chose], you are he whom your brethren shall praise: your hand shall be in the neck of your enemies; your father’s children shall bow down before you.
9 Judah is a lion’s whelp: from the prey, my son, you are gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?
10 The scepter [shebet] shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet [speaking of the Davidic king line], until Shiloh come [meaning peace and tranquility – the one {Joseph’s seed – the one separated} from who it will again flow – see Ezekiel 21:27, and the overturning]; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.
11 Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass’s colt unto the choice vine [this speaks of the lowly {Zechariah 9:9}, God’s elect remnant, outside the established sects, bound until Shiloh comes, when they are loosed]; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes:
12 His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.

18 (I have waited for your salvation, O LORD.)

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 form seeing the Father, in the son, the seed of the women who brings forth the man child – see Revelation 12:17] 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 shepherd, the stone of Israel:)
25 Even by the God of your father, who shall help [‘azar – as in Eleazar] you; and by the Almighty, who shall bless you with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lies under [the deep meaning that lies below the surface], blessings of the breasts, and of the womb [seed, the son]:
26 The blessings of your father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors [all those who have come before us, and were only blessed with part of what is [as Jotham] 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 of him that was separate from his brethren.

Luke 12
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 [to rightly divide the wheat from the chaff]:
52 For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.

John 15
1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
2 Every branch in me that bears not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that bears fruit, he purges it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
3 Now you are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can you, except you abide in me.
5 I am the vine, you are the branches: He that abides in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing.
6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.
7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done unto you.
8 Herein is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; so shall you be my disciples.
9 As the Father has loved me [agapao – given me these treasure of heaven], so have I loved you: continue you in my love [agape – charity].
10 If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love [agape]; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love [agape].
11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
12 This is my commandment, That you love [agapao – give these treasures to] one another, as I have loved [agapao – given them to] you.
13 Greater love [agape] has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
14 You are my friends, if you do whatsoever I command you.
15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knows not what his LORD does: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
16 You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever you shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
17 These things I command you, that you love [agapao] one another.
18 If the world hate you, you know that it hated me before it hated you.
19 If you were of the world, the world would love his own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his LORD. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me.
22 If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin.
23 He that hates me hates my Father also.
24 If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.
25 But this comes to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.
26 But when the Comforter [Paraclete] 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 you also shall bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning.

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

Zechariah 13
1 In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness.
2 And it shall come to pass in that day, says the LORD of hosts, that I will cut off the names of the idols out of the land, and they shall no more be remembered: and also I will cause the prophets and the unclean spirit to pass out of the land.
3 And it shall come to pass, that when any shall yet prophesy, then his father and his mother that begat him shall say unto him, You shall not live; for you speaks lies in the name of the LORD: and his father and his mother that begat him shall thrust him through when he prophesies.
4 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the prophets shall be ashamed every one of his vision, when he has prophesied; neither shall they wear a rough garment to deceive:
5 But he shall say, I am no prophet, I am an husbandman; for man taught me to keep cattle from my youth.
6 And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in your hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.
7 Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, says the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones.
8 And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, says the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.
9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try [bachan] them as gold is tried [bachan]: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.

The “little ones” the LORD speaks of above is from the three times used word tsa’ar, meaning “to be small, i.e. (figuratively) ignoble:–be brought low, little one, be small.” It refers to its appearing in Jeremiah 30:19, the chapter speaking of the tribulation into which the LORD comes, to save us from it, as a brand plucked from the fires.

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 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?

Jeremiah 30
1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
2 Thus speaks the LORD God of Israel, saying, 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 – 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, and will burst your bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him:
9 But they shall serve the LORD their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.
10 Therefore fear you not, O my servant Jacob, says the LORD; neither be dismayed, O Israel: for, lo, I will save you from afar, and your seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make him afraid.
11 For I am with you, says the LORD, to save you: though I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered you, yet I will not make a full end of you: but I will correct you in measure, and will not leave you altogether unpunished.
12 For thus says the LORD, Your bruise is incurable, and your wound is grievous.
13 There is none to plead your cause, that you mayest be bound up: you have no healing medicines.
14 All your lovers have forgotten you; they seek you not; for I have wounded you with the wound of an enemy, with the chastisement of a cruel one, for the multitude of your iniquity; because your sins were increased.
15 Why cry you for your affliction? your sorrow is incurable for the multitude of your iniquity: because your sins were increased, I have done these things unto you.
16 Therefore all they that devour you shall be devoured; and all your adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity; and they that spoil you shall be a spoil, and all that prey upon you will I give for a prey.
17 For I will restore health unto you, and I will heal you of your wounds, says the LORD; because they called you an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeks after.
18 Thus says the LORD; Behold, I will bring again the captivity of Jacob’s tents, and have mercy on his dwelling-places; and the city shall be built upon her own heap, and the palace shall remain after the manner thereof.
19 And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small [tsa’ar].
20 Their children also shall be as aforetime, and their congregation shall be established before me, and I will punish all that oppress them.
21 And their nobles shall be of themselves, and their governor shall proceed from the midst of them; and I will cause him to draw near, and he shall approach unto me: for who is this that engaged his heart to approach unto me? says the LORD.
22 And you shall be my people, and I will be your God.
23 Behold, the whirlwind of the LORD goes forth with fury, a continuing whirlwind: it shall fall with pain upon the head of the wicked.
24 The fierce anger of the LORD shall not return, until he has done it, and until he has performed the intents of his heart: in the latter days you shall consider it.

The scepter (shebet) to rule, now in the hand of oppressors, refers us to Zechariah 10 and Ezekiel 21, where we’re told of its overturning until given to the one whose right it is.

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

Ezekiel 21
1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, set your face toward Jerusalem, and drop your word toward the holy places, and prophesy against the land of Israel,
3 And say to the land of Israel, Thus says the LORD; Behold, I am against you, and will draw forth my sword out of his sheath, and will cut off from you the righteous and the wicked.
4 Seeing then that I will cut off from you the righteous and the wicked, therefore shall my sword go forth out of his sheath against all flesh from the south to the north:
5 That all flesh may know that I the LORD have drawn forth my sword out of his sheath: it shall not return any more.
6 Sigh therefore, you son of man, with the breaking of your loins; and with bitterness sigh before their eyes.
7 And it shall be, when they say unto you, Wherefore sigh you? that you shall answer, For the tidings; because it comes: and every heart shall melt, and all hands shall be feeble, and every spirit shall faint, and all knees shall be weak as water: behold, it comes, and shall be brought to pass, says the LORD God.
8 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
9 Son of man, prophesy, and say, Thus says the LORD; Say, A sword, a sword is sharpened, and also furbished:
10 It is sharpened to make a sore slaughter; it is furbished that it may glitter: should we then make mirth? it contemn the rod of my son, as every tree.
11 And he has given it to be furbished, that it may be handled: this sword is sharpened, and it is furbished, to give it into the hand of the slayer.
12 Cry and howl, son of man: for it shall be upon my people, it shall be upon all the princes of Israel: terrors by reason of the sword shall be upon my people: smite therefore upon your thigh.
13 Because it is a trial [bachan], and what if the sword [this word of God, from His mouth] contemn even the rod [shebet – the scepter to rule]? it shall be no more [speaking of the king line ended], says the LORD God.
14 You therefore, son of man, prophesy, and smite your hands together. and let the sword be doubled the third time, the sword of the slain: it is the sword of the great men that are slain, which enters into their privy chambers.
15 I have set the point of the sword against all their gates, that their heart may faint, and their ruins be multiplied: ah! it is made bright, it is wrapped up for the slaughter.
16 Go you one way or other, either on the right hand, or on the left, whithersoever your face is set.
17 I will also smite mine hands together, and I will cause my fury to rest: I the LORD have said it.
18 The word of the LORD came unto me again, saying,
19 Also, you son of man, appoint you two ways, that the sword of the king of Babylon may come: both twain shall come forth out of one land: and choose you a place, choose it at the head of the way to the city.
20 Appoint a way, that the sword may come to Rabbath [the great men of the world] of the Ammonites [who separate God’s people and weaken them], and to Judah in Jerusalem the defensed.
21 For the king of Babylon [the confusion that rules the world, wrought by the word of wicked men in power] stood at the parting of the way, at the head of the two ways, to use divination: he made his arrows bright, he consulted with images, he looked in the liver.
22 At his right hand was the divination for Jerusalem, to appoint captains, to open the mouth in the slaughter, to lift up the voice with shouting, to appoint battering rams against the gates, to cast a mount, and to build a fort.
23 And it shall be unto them as a false divination in their sight, to them that have sworn oaths: but he will call to remembrance the iniquity, that they may be taken.
24 Therefore thus says the LORD God; Because you have made your iniquity to be remembered, in that your transgressions are discovered, so that in all your doings your sins do appear; because, I say, that you are come to remembrance, you shall be taken with the hand.
25 And you, profane wicked prince of Israel [who is like Reuben, sitting in God’s place], whose day is come, when iniquity shall have an end,
26 Thus says the LORD God; Remove the diadem, and take off the crown: this shall not be the same: exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high.
27 I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him.
28 And you, son of man, prophesy and say, Thus says the LORD God concerning the Ammonites, and concerning their reproach; even say you, The sword, the sword is drawn: for the slaughter it is furbished, to consume because of the glittering:
29 Whiles they see vanity unto you, whiles they divine a lie unto you, to bring you upon the necks of them that are slain, of the wicked, whose day is come, when their iniquity shall have an end.
30 Shall I cause it to return into his sheath? I will judge you in the place where you were created, in the land of your nativity.
31 And I will pour out mine indignation upon you, I will blow against you in the fire of my wrath, and deliver you into the hand of brutish men, and skillful to destroy.
32 You shall be for fuel to the fire; your blood shall be in the midst of the land; you shall be no more remembered: for I the LORD have spoken it.

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 [again taking us into ignorance].
2 For if the word spoken by angels was steadfast [standing forever, not tasting death], 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. But now we see not yet all things put under him.
9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death [entering our dead flesh, to raise us to life with His rising in us], crowned with glory and honor; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man [so ignorance never comes again].
10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
11 For both he that sanctifies and they who are sanctified are all of ONE [BODY]: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,
12 Saying, I will declare your name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto you.
13 And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God has given me.

Psalms 8
1 O LORD, our LORD, how excellent is your name in all the earth! who have set your glory above the heavens.
2 Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings have you ordained strength because of your enemies, that you might still the enemy and the avenger.
3 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have ordained;
4 What is man, that you are mindful of him? and the son of man, that you visit him?
5 For you have made him a little lower than the angels, and have crowned him with glory and honor.
6 You made him to have dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet:
7 All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;
8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passes through the paths of the seas.
9 O LORD our LORD, how excellent is your name in all the earth!

And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli,

And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli,

The above, Luke 3:23, comes after we’re told of Jesus’ baptism, which is described in verses 3 thru 6.

Luke 3
3 And he [John] came into all the country about Jordan [where all are carried into death by the words of misleaders in the fall], preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins [the fall];
4 As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare you the way of the LORD, make his paths straight.
5 Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth;
6 And all flesh shall SEE the salvation of God.

When Luke describes the baptism, the word “repentance” is metanoia, meaning “(subjectively) compunction (for guilt, including reformation); by implication, reversal (of (another’s) decision).”

As the description (of the baptism) continues, Luke uses the word aphesis, rendered “remission,” meaning “freedom; (figuratively) pardon,” from the word aphiemi, from the words apo, away or off, and hiemi, meaning to send forth.

These words tell of the work of God unknown, Jehovah God, unknown in John (the dove, the sign of the end reached) working in the pattern of Elijah, meaning Jehovah God. The work of Elijah is to cast out and down the prophets of Baal, when only he and the elect remnant remain undefiled.

The LORD’s working this, referenced in verses 4 thru 6 above quoting Isaiah 40, speaks of its unknown aspect, as He reveals what only He knows. By it (revelation), He strengthens and raises His people on wings as eagles (to fly with Him in the heavens, the place of complete understanding only He gives, revealing His presence).

In our time, the pattern is spoken of by John, when, in Revelation 14:1, he SEES the Lamb standing on Mouth Zion, with the one hundred and forty-four thousand. These are the elect remnant, with the Lamb who is the risen LORD, the Passover Lamb whose blood will mark and save those who receive it. He is the long-suffering servant son of God, in who Jehovah’s Salvation is manifested, in the apocalypse (uncovering) that reveals Him.

Philippians 2
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 hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
10 That at the name of Jesus 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.

The mark of the LORD’s blood is understanding, in the head or hand: revealed in the ideas we espouse and the works of our hands.

The mark of the beast is confusion, Babylon (confusion) that has ruled the world into its now mass delusional state of insanity, revealed, SEEN, in repeated works lacking positive effect, producing corrupt (evil) fruit from those who claim their intentions are good. These same men in charge, if left to themselves, are about to destroy the world and all humanity. This ELE (Extinction Level Event), the culminating effect of the fall, is as truthfully foretold by God in Genesis 2:17.

The LORD, when pronouncing the death sentence, says, in Genesis 3:19, man will return to the dust from where he was created. As we’ve seen, the dust is confusion, the ashes of the furnace, the deep sleep of God’s people that masks the true prophets God sends with His word and in Who He manifests His presence as salvation.

The following, ending with Revelation 13, is from the post of 6 December 2021:

Job 32
6 And Elihu [he is God {speaking}] the son of Barachel [which is God’s blessing] the Buzite [against those He despises] answered and said, I am young, and you are very old; wherefore I was afraid, and durst not show you mine opinion.
7 I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.
8 But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration [nshamah] of the Almighty gives them understanding.
9 Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment.
10 Therefore I said, Hearken to me; I also will show mine opinion.

It (nshamah) is His quickening us into life, out of corruption, bringing it into our dead flesh.

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

The deeper understanding of the nshamah bringing life, by the means described in Job 33:23, is added to in Genesis 2:7, saying it’s from the “dust” of the ground, and “breathed” from God. The word “dust” is the Hebrew word ‘aphar, and “breathed” is the word naphach. The “dust” of the world is what hides God’s word from man, covering His identity, and in this state, without form and void, the darkness covers deep understanding contained therein.

As we know, when we’re told of the condition the earth became (hayah), in Genesis 1:2, Moses uses the words tohuw (“without form”) and bohuw (“void”). These words only appear together two other times: once in Jeremiah 4:23 rendered the same, and the other in Isaiah 34:11 where they tell us “without form” is “confusion,” and the “void” is the resulting “emptiness.” These are the foundation and building of the world in which we now find ourselves.

The word ‘aphar (first letter ‘Aleph) is used by the LORD to lead us to the twice-used word ‘apher (first letter ‘Ayin). The latter word (‘apher), in the Strong’s Hebrew Dictionary, is given the number (of a man), 666. As previously discussed, it is the face covering (hiding) the prophets (true and false), covered in 1 Kings 20:30, and uncovered in 1 Kings 20:41. This “covering,” in Genesis 1:2, is the darkness (ignorance of the time, when confusion rules and all words are empty), which only ends when the light comes (understanding from heaven) and the true prophets are uncovered.

In 1 Kings 20, this covering and uncovering depict, in a pattern, the LORD smitten (in betrayal and on the cross) and resurrected, as the king sees (reference Zedikiah’s blinding ending the seated king line – see Jeremiah 52:10 & 11) again the prophet uncovered (in the light).

The chapter begins by telling of the king of Israel, Ahab, listening to God’s prophet, defeating the king of Syria and the kings with him who attacked them. After defeating them in a second attack, instead of destroying them as God said, they made peace with those who remained. In the treaty, the king of Syria promised to let Ahab make streets (ways – broadways that lead to destruction) in Damascus (when the work of God is silenced) as his father made in Samaria. This promise tells of his, Ahab’s, slaying the prophets and replacing God’s way with idols.

This (not listening and following God’s advice) is then depicted as smiting the prophet, so the word of God would flow from the Rock in who we can trust. When they (God’s people), after not listening, and the resulting confusion and emptiness occur, do smite the prophet, it is betrayal, which results in the prophet’s face becoming hidden (masked) in confusion.

When the prophet’s face is finally uncovered, he tells the king of Israel, the cause of the entire situation was not listening to the LORD: not destroying the enemies and their corrupt ways as commanded.

For context defining this moment, the confusion of false prophets and following their ways are depicted in the face covering, #666 ‘apher, which the Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon says is a face bandage (mask).

Job 33
31 Mark well, O Job, hearken unto me: hold your peace, and I will speak.
32 If you have anything to say, answer me: speak, for I desire to justify you.
33 If not, hearken unto me: hold your peace, and I shall teach you wisdom [and bring you out of darkness into the light].

Revelation 13
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark [confusion], or the name of the beast [Babel – confused language], or the number of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that has understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man [James Strong – in his Hebrew Dictionary]; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six [#666].

In Job 32 above, we find the context of Luke 3 when Elihu (God speaking) listens to the so-called wise men, finds no understanding in them and then speaks of the “inspiration” of God giving Him life.

Luke earlier, in Luke 2:17, as in the title verse above, tells of when Jesus’ family, after a DAY’s journey (the day spoken of in Genesis 2:17, 3:17, and 15:17 & 18) “supposed” he was with them when he wasn’t. Then, in their confusion, when diligently seeking Him, they found Him in the temple speaking to those who should have understanding (and finding none, the Father came to him, inspiriting him unknown to the world).

Luke 2
43 And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it.
44 But they, supposing [nomizo] him to have been in the company, went a day’s journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.
45 And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him.
46 And it came to pass, that after three days [in the resurrection] they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions.
47 And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.
48 And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why have you thus dealt with us? behold, your father and I have sought you sorrowing.
49 And he said unto them, How is it that you sought me? wist [know] you not that I must be about my Father’s business?
50 And they understood not the saying which he spoke unto them.
51 And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.
52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.

The “doctors” the LORD was found speaking to, from the word didaskalos, are the same teachers (false prophets claiming they are speaking God’s word while speaking their own) from which he was freed in the baptism of John and became the firstborn of God from the dead.

Hebrews 2
10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
11 For both he that sanctifies and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,
12 Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto you.
13 And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me.
14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

Luke 3
7 Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who has warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
8 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
9 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

16 John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I comes, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost [in who the LORD will manifest His presence with us] and with fire:
17 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.
18 And many other things in his exhortation preached he unto the people.

21 Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,
22 And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove [the sign of Jonah {also meaning dove}, the end] upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, “You are my beloved Son; in you I am well pleased.”
23 And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed [nomizo]) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli,

Heli is the Hebrew name Eli, (meaning ascension), who is the priest of Shiloh. Joseph means the LORD will add a son, from the word yacaph, “to add or augment (often adverbially to continue to do a thing).”

These names refer us to Genesis 49, when Jacob tells his children what shall befall them in the last days. Therein we’re told of the coming king, who is Shiloh (our peace), who is the blessing, the seed of Joseph, the teacher (stone and shepherd) who brings peace through understanding.

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.

2 Peter 2
1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers [pseudodidaskalos] among you, who privily shall bring in damnable [apoleia – perdition] heresies [works by which they perish], even denying the LORD that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction [apoleia – perdition].
2 And many shall follow their pernicious [apoliea] ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of [vilifying the word and work of God, for which there is no forgiveness].
3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingers not, and their damnation [apoleia – perdition] slumbers not.

2 Corinthians 11
13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works [false teaching, heresies to which they are chained].

These false “doctors” (pseudodidaskalos, meaning “a spurious teacher, i.e. propagator of erroneous Christian doctrine”), who teach what is falsely called knowledge, are corrupt trees who produce the fruit of ignorant and fearful adherence.

2 Peter 3
1 This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you; in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance:
2 That you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy [truthful] prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the LORD and Savior:
3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers [empaiktes – the mockers of Jude 1:18], 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 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 [wholly corrupt] 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 [metanoia].
10 But the day of the LORD will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements [stoicheion – the corrupt foundational ideas and ways of men] shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
2 For it shall be, that, as a wandering bird cast out of the nest, so the daughters of Moab [the open mouths of false teachers and false prophet, which are the gate holding humanity in death and hell] shall be at the fords of Arnon [passing over these brawling words, which are machines of war].
13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwells righteousness.
14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that you look for such things, be diligent that you may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
15 And account that the longsuffering of our LORD is salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him has written unto you;
16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrestle, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction [apoleia – perdition].

2 Timothy 4
1 I charge you therefore before God, and the LORD Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine.
3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers [didaskalos], having itching ears;
4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
5 But watch you in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of your ministry.

Revelation 14
1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb [who is long-suffering to deliver God’s word as received] stood on the mount Zion, and with him a hundred forty and four thousand [elect remant], having his Father’s name written in their foreheads [the mark of understanding in their minds].
2 And I heard a voice from heaven [which said, “You are my beloved Son; in you I am well pleased.], as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder [the voice of the light, of understanding]: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:
3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song [that must be repeated as received] but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.
4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goes. These were redeemed from among men, being the first-fruits unto God and to the Lamb.
5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.
6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
8 And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
11 And the smoke of their torment ascends up forever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receives the mark of his name [which is Babylon – confusion].
12 Here is the patience [long-suffering] of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the LORD from henceforth: Yea, says the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them.
14 And I looked, and behold a white cloud [where understanding is held], and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.
15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in your sickle, and reap: for the time is come for you to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.
16 And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.
17 And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.
18 And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in your sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.
19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.
20 And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.

Isaiah 16
1 Send you the lamb to the ruler of the land from Sela to the wilderness, unto the mount [rising up] of the daughter of Zion.
2 For it shall be, that, as a wandering bird cast out of the nest, so the daughters of Moab [the open mouths of false teachers and false prophet, which are the gate holding humanity in death and hell] shall be at the fords of Arnon [passing over these brawling words, which are machines of war] .
3 Take counsel, execute judgment; make your shadow as the night [show their ignorance] in the midst of the noonday [when full understanding has come]; hide the outcasts; bewray not him that wanders [don’t reveal My hidden ones].
4 Let mine outcasts dwell with you, Moab [destroy your own and leave Mine alone]; be you a covert to them from the face of the spoiler: for the extortioner is at an end, the spoiler ceases, the oppressors are consumed out of the land.
5 And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness.
6 We have heard of the pride of Moab [the gates of hell – the mouths of the dead among us]; he is very proud: even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath: but his lies shall not be so [shall not remain covered].

The name Sela, in verse 1 above, is referring us to the use of the word cela, rendered “rock” in Isaiah 42:11.

Isaiah 42
6 I the LORD have called you in righteousness, and will hold your hand, and will keep you, and give you for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;
7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
8 I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.
9 Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.
10 Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth, you that go down to the sea, and all that is therein; the isles, and the inhabitants thereof.
11 Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar [darkness – ignorance] doth inhabit: let the inhabitants [the hidden ones] of the rock [cela] sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains.
12 Let them give glory unto the LORD, and declare his praise in the islands.
13 The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war [in Timothy, the soldier He’s chosen and sent in His name]: he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies.
14 I have long time holden my peace; I have been still, and refrained myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy and devour at once.
15 I will make waste mountains and hills [the ignorant in high places], and dry up all their herbs [what their words create]; and I will make the rivers [through which their word flow] islands [dry places – in silence], and I will dry up the pools [where their word are gathered].
16 And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make [the ignorant to understand] darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.
17 They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, that trust in graven images, that say to the molten images, You are our gods.
18 Hear, you deaf; and look, you blind, that you may SEE [My presence].

Isaiah 40
1 Comfort you, comfort you my people, says your God.
2 Speak you comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she has received of the LORD’s hand double for all her sins.
3 The voice of him that cries in the wilderness, Prepare you the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain:
5 And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall SEE it together: for the mouth of the LORD has spoken it.
6 The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field:
7 The grass withers, the flower fades: because the spirit of the LORD blows upon it: surely the people is grass.
8 The grass withers, the flower fades: but the word of our God shall stand forever.
9 O Zion, that brings good tidings, get you up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that brings good tidings, lift up your voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!
10 Behold, the LORD God will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.
11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.
12 Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?
13 Who has directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his counselor has taught him?
14 With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and showed to him the way of understanding?
15 Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing.
16 And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt offering.
17 All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity.
18 To whom then will you liken God? or what likeness will you compare unto him?
19 The workman melts a graven image [makes an idol they call gods], and the goldsmith spreads it over with gold, and casts silver chains.
20 He that is so impoverished that he has no oblation chooses a tree that will not rot; he seeks unto him a cunning workman to prepare a graven image [idol in which they trust], that shall not be moved.
21 Have you not known? have you not heard? has it not been told you from the beginning? have you not understood from the foundations of the earth?
22 It is he that sits upon the circle [the beginning and end of ages, occurring when understanding is given, becomes hidden by the word of babblers, and comes again as light into the darkness] of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretches out the heavens as a curtain, and spreads them out as a tent to dwell in:
23 That bringeth the princes to nothing; he makes the judges of the earth as vanity.
24 Yea, they shall not be planted; yea, they shall not be sown: yea, their stock shall not take root in the earth: and he shall also blow upon them, and they shall wither, and the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble.
25 To whom then will you liken me, or shall I be equal? says the Holy One.
26 Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who has created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one fails.
27 Why sayest you, O Jacob, and speaks, O Israel, My way is hid from the LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my God?
28 Have you not known? have you not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, faints not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
29 He gives power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increases strength.
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Psalms 23
1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures: he leads me beside the still [mnuwchah – the “rest” of Isaiah 28:11, that comes by the LORD’s good teaching] waters.
3 He restores [shuwb – returns] my soul: he leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table [this feast of understanding] before me in the presence of mine enemies: you anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

Psalms 121
1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence comes my help.
2 My help comes from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.
3 He will not suffer your foot to be moved: he that keeps you will not slumber.
4 Behold, he that keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The LORD is your keeper: the LORD is your shade upon your right hand.
6 The sun shall not smite you by day, nor the moon by night.
7 The LORD shall preserve you from all evil: he shall preserve your soul.
8 The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.

Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days.

Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days.

The passage that contains the above statement speaks of the days when the LORD has raised a prophet among the people, and he, in the name of the LORD, speaks the word the LORD gives him to speak. As we know, this foretelling is in Deuteronomy 18, when the LORD tells Moses He will raise a prophet like him from among the people. In Acts 3, it’s Peter speaking of when the Father sends the risen LORD, Jesus Christ (Jehovah’s Salvation manifested in human flesh), at the time of the “restitution” of all things, which God has spoken of by the mouth of His prophets since the beginning of the world.

The word rendered “restitution,” in Acts 3:21, is the once used Greek word apokatastasis, said to mean reconstruction, and refers to the state before the fall (man falling for the misleading of the devil among them like a serpent). The fall is apostasia (apostasy), which we know Paul says, in 2 Thessalonians 2:3, will come before the day the LORD comes again (to our sight).

The twice-used word apostasia means “defection from truth (properly, the state) (“apostasy”):–falling away, forsake.” It is from the word apo, meaning away or off, and stasis, meaning “from the base of 2476; a standing (properly, the act), i.e. (by analogy) position (existence); by implication, a popular uprising; figuratively, controversy:–dissension, insurrection, X standing, uproar.” It literally translates to, standing away from God, as happened in the garden after the fall.

Paul calls this “falling away” the mystery of iniquity revealed with the son of perdition, which speaks of the pattern of Reuben, who went up into his father’s bed and defiled it by putting himself in his place. Paul then, in this pattern, describes those who sit in the temple (churches and synagogues) in God’s place, opposing and exalting themselves above Him.

Removing these men, which hold God’s people down in the fall (katecho – let), and will hold them down until they (the wicked) are taken out of the way, is the “restitution,” the return to the state when God walked with Adam and Eve, and they listened to Him and Him alone. The word apokatastasis describes leaving these men’s misleading teaching and standing with God in His presence. We see him again when we see His promised prophet and say, “blessed is he that comes in the name of the LORD (Jehovah’s Salvation in the flesh).

Luke 13
34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto you; how often would I have gathered your children together, as a hen does gather her brood under her wings, and you would not!
35 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and truly I say unto you, You shall not SEE me, until the time comes when you shall say, “Blessed is he that comes in the name of the LORD.”

Acts 3
16 And his name through faith in his name has made this man strong, whom you see and know: yea, the faith which is by him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.
17 And now, brethren, I wot [know] that through ignorance you did it, as did also your rulers.
18 But those things, which God before had showed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he has so fulfilled.
19 Repent you therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the LORD.
20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:
21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution [apokatastasis – return, from the fall to God] of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.
22 For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the LORD your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall you hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you.
23 And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.
24 Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days.
25 You are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in your seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.
26 Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.

This truth reveals the mystery of iniquity, which Paul also speaks in Acts 20, foretelling the wolves who have come and led God’s people away (scattering the sheep) from Him and to themselves.

Acts 20
29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away [mislead] disciples after them [to themselves].
31 Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of [more than] three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.
32 And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified [separated from these misleaders].
33 I have coveted no man’s silver, or gold, or apparel.
34 Yea, you yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me.
35 I have shown you all things, how that so laboring [giving this understanding as the LORD has given it to us] you ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the LORD Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

2 Timothy 2
25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive [and held in the fall] by him at his will. [Selah!]

2 Thessalonians 2
1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our LORD Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him [in ONE BODY],
2 That you be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away [apostasia – apostasy] first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition [those who, in the pattern of Reuben, have put themselves in God’s place];
4 Who [in the pattern of Reuben putting himself in his father’s place] oppose and exalted himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God [as it is in all the churches and synagogues].
5 Remember you not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
6 And now you know what withholds [katecho – hold you down in the fall] that he might be revealed in his time.
7 For the mystery of iniquity does already work [as there were already many antichrists, misleaders sitting in the synagogues]: only he who now lets [katecho – holds God’s people down in the fall] will let [will mislead], until he be taken out of the way [mesos – out of your midst – who are the enemies of God mixed among you, saying they are your brethren and countrymen] .
8 And then shall that Wicked [the wicked men as in 2 Thessalonians 3:2 below, in who Satan lives, whose venom is their misleading words that led and hold humanity in the fall] be revealed, whom the LORD shall consume with the spirit of his mouth [the prophet speaking in the name of the LORD], and shall destroy with the brightness [understanding] of his coming:
9 Even him [the LORD], whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders [misleading the world into the looming death brought by the fall],
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love [agape – charity, freely giving this word of as He has given it] of the truth, that they might be saved [which is Jehovah’s Salvation manifested in my flesh].
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
13 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the LORD, because God has from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our LORD Jesus Christ.
15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which you have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
16 Now our LORD Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which has loved [agapao – given His word to] us, and has given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace [this free gift],
17 Comfort your hearts [lead your mind into all truth], and establish you in every good word and work.

2 Thessalonians 3
1 Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the LORD may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you [received as the word of God, as it is]:
2 And that we may be delivered from unreasonable [atopos – men who refuse reason and will never change their positions] and wicked men: for all men have not faith [that this word is the word of God].
3 But the LORD is faithful, who shall establish you, and keep you from evil.
4 And we have confidence in the LORD touching [affecting] you [by His word that effectually works in you, to separate you from the wicked misleaders who’ve put themselves in God’s place], that you both do and will do the things which we command you.
5 And the LORD direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ [to rise in you].
6 Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our LORD Jesus Christ [blessed is he that comes in the name of the LORD], that you withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly [without the order as it was before the fall], and not after the tradition which he received of us.

Giving context to the “fall,” the apostasia of which Paul above speaks, is the 16 times used word aphistemi, form which it derives, meaning “to remove, i.e. (actively) instigate to revolt; usually (reflexively) to desist, desert, etc.:–depart, draw (fall) away, refrain, withdraw self.”

1 Timothy 4
1 Now the Spirit speaks expressly [rhetos – outspokenly and distinctly], that in the latter times some shall depart [aphistemi] from the faith, giving heed to seducing [plano – deceivers, wandering stars] spirits, and doctrines of devils;
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
3 Forbidding to marry [forbidding God’s people from rising to join Him in ONE BODY, the mystery of marriage, as does Hymenaeus, who Paul say {in 1 Timothy 1:20} he has delivered to Satan so he would learn not to blaspheme {stop vilifying this work of God}, whose {in 2 Timothy 2:16 thru 18} ungodly babbling {word of confusion} eats as a canker, saying the resurrection has past {which only occurs when we join in ONE BODY with the LORD} and overthrow the faith of many], and commanding to abstain from meats [these deep words of God], which God has created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe [they are the words from the mouth of God] and know the truth.
4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:
5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
6 If you put the brethren in remembrance of these things, you shall be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up [by this meat] in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto you have attained.
7 But refuse profane and old wives’ fables [the corrupt teaching that dominates in all the churches and synagogues], and exercise your rather unto godliness. [1 Timothy 3: 16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest {worked out – exercised} in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels [SEEN of those who become the messengers of His word], preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.]
8 For bodily exercise profits little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
9 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.
10 For therefore we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God [working in the flesh], who is the Savior of all men, specially of those that believe.
11 These things command and teach.

Luke 13
16 And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound, lo, these eighteen years [6+6+6], be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?
17 And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him.
18 Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and whereunto shall I resemble it?
19 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it.
20 And again he said, Whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of God?
21 It is like leaven [corruption], which a woman [an unfaithful church] took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole [BODY, family, house, of God] was leavened [corrupted].
22 And he went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem.
23 Then said one unto him, LORD, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them,
24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and has shut to the door, and you begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, LORD, LORD, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence you are:
26 Then shall you begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in your presence, and you have taught in our streets.
27 But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence you are; depart [aphistemi – you are those fallen away from me] from me, all you workers of iniquity [who instigated the revolt against Me, you wicked who led and hold God’s people down in the fall].
28 There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.
29 And they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God.
30 And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last.
31 The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying unto him, Get you out, and depart hence: for Herod will kill you.
32 And he said unto them, Go you, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures today and tomorrow, and the third day [shall I rising in the ONE BODY, and] I shall be perfected [NOW].
33 Nevertheless I must walk [as the LORD unknown and unseen] today, and tomorrow, and the day following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem [beginning the third day, that ends now, in the perfection of the saints, in ONE BODY] .
34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which kill the prophets, and stone them that are sent unto you; how often would I have gathered your children together, as a hen does gather her brood under her wings, and you would not!
35 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate [as it is]: and truly I say unto you, You shall not SEE me, until the time come when you shall say, “Blessed is he that comes in the name of the LORD.”

1 Timothy 6
1 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters [despotes – teachers they are yoked together with in the work of God] worthy of all honor, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed.
2 And they that have believing masters [despotes – teachers in who the LORD is alive], let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.
3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our LORD Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine 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, seen of angels {seen by those who become His messengers}, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up 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 [which is the gain we seek], supposing that gain [of money] is godliness: from such withdraw yourself [aphistemi – free God’s people from those holding them in the fall, taking them out of the way {mesos}].
6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
11 But you, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto you are also called [kaleo], and have professed a good profession before many witnesses.
13 I give you charge in the sight of God, who quickens all thing [bring to life from the seed], and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession;
14 That you keep this commandment without spot, unrebukable, until the appearing [returning to sight] of our LORD Jesus Christ:
15 Which in his times he shall show, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and LORD of lords;
16 Who only has immortality, dwelling in the light [understanding] which no man can approach unto; whom no man has seen, nor can see [only God reveals His secret things]: to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen.
17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high-minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy;
18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute [this word], willing to communicate;
19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.
20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to your trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called [antithesis gnosis pseudonumos – {avoid} the opposite of, what is falsely named, knowledge – the lies now called science and truth, when they are men’s corrupted opinions at best, and more often outright known lies from known liars – from false prophets and false teachers in church and state]:
21 Which some professing [this is the “evil” profession contrasted with the “good profession,” my calling {kaleo}, spoken of in verse 12 above] have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with you. Amen.

The LORD’s means of showing Himself in those He chooses is referred to above in verse 2 in the words “partaker” of the “benefit.” The phrase is from the three times used Greek word antilambanomai, meaning “to take hold of in turn, i.e. succor [rescue – set free or take back]; also to participate,” and the twice used word euergesia, meaning, work that results in good.

This idea of doing the good work of setting free is what Paul tells Timothy, in 1 Timothy 4:16, again speaking of it as teaching sound doctrine, by which those heeding it are saved (freed, rescued, and the foundations restored).

1 Timothy 4
13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
14 Neglect not the gift [the sound mind God has given, created in, me] that is in you, which was given you by prophecy [by the things foretold of Me, the goal set and now fulfilled], with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery [those in the order of your elders, those who came before you in the order of Melchizedek].
15 Meditate upon these things; give yourself wholly to them; that your profiting may appear to all.
16 Take heed unto yourself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this you shall both save yourself, and them that hear you.

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 teacher 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.

Proverbs 1
1 The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;
2 To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;
3 To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;
4 To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.
5 A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:
6 To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings [hidden in men’s ignorance].
7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
8 My son, hear the instruction of your father, and forsake not the law of your mother:
9 For they shall be an ornament of grace unto your head, and chains about your neck.
10 My son, if sinners entice you, consent you not.
11 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:
12 Let us swallow them up alive as the grave [sheol – hell]; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:
13 We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:
14 Cast in your lot among us; let us all [as communists] have one purse:
15 My son, walk not you in the way with them; refrain your foot from their path:
16 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.
17 Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.
18 And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives.
19 So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.
20 Wisdom cries without; she utters her voice in the streets:
21 She cries in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she utters her words, saying,
22 How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
24 Because I have called, and you refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;
25 But you have set at naught all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:
26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear comes;
27 When your fear comes as desolation, and your destruction comes as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish comes upon you.
28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:
29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:
30 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.
31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.
32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
33 But whoso hearkens unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.

Proverbs 2
1 My son, if you will receive my words, and hide my commandments with you;
2 So that you incline your ear unto wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding;
3 Yea, if you cry after knowledge, and lift up your voice for understanding;
4 If you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hid treasures;
5 Then shall you understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.
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 to them that walk uprightly.
8 He keeps the paths of judgment, and preserves the way 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 of the evil man, from the man that speaks froward things;
13 Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;
14 Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness [the twisting and perverting of truth] of the wicked;
15 Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths:
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 of life.
20 That you mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths 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.

Luke 7
11 And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain [Beauty, from the twelve times used Hebrew word na’ah, telling of the houses of God taken captive by the destroyers]; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people.
12 Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city were with her.
13 And when the LORD saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.
14 And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto you, Arise.
15 And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.
16 And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God has visited his people.
17 And this rumor of him went forth throughout all Judaea, and throughout all the region round about.
18 And the disciples of John showed him of all these things.
19 And John calling unto him two of his disciples sent them to Jesus, saying, Are you he that should come? or look we for another?
20 When the men were come unto him, they said, John Baptist has sent us unto you, saying, Are you he that should come? or look we for another?
21 And in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many that were blind he gave sight.
22 Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things you have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.
23 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.

The city of Nain, where the dead are who the LORD raises, are those spoken of in Psalms 83:12.

Psalms 83
1 Keep not you silence, O God: hold not your peace, and be not still, O God.
2 For, lo, your enemies make a tumult: and they that hate you have lifted up the head.
3 They have taken crafty counsel against your people, and consulted against your hidden ones.
4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
5 For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against you:
6 The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes;
7 Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre;
8 Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah.
9 Do unto them as unto the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison:
10 Which perished at Endor: they became as dung for the earth.
11 Make their nobles like Oreb, and like Zeeb: yea, all their princes as Zebah, and as Zalmunna:
12 Who said, Let us take to ourselves the houses [na’ah – Nain] of God in possession.
13 O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind.
14 As the fire burns a wood, and as the flame sets the mountains on fire;
15 So persecute them with your tempest [with Your Almighty Spirit], and make them afraid with your storm.
16 Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek your name, O LORD.
17 Let them be confounded and troubled [bahal – by their own words they use as machines of war] forever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish:
18 That men may know that you, whose name alone is Jehovah, are the Most High over all the earth.

Psalms 11
1 In the LORD put I my trust: how say you to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?
2 For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.
3 If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? [2 Timothy 2:19 Nevertheless the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal, The LORD knows them that are his. And, Let everyone that names the name of Christ depart [aphistemi – let everyone that believes that Jehovah’s Salvation is manifested in our flesh, revolt, rebel as did Mary and Martha, against the status quo] from iniquity [the corrupt and now destroyed foundations of truth and peace, and return to the LORD, seeing Him as He is, in the world as we are in the world].
4 The LORD is in his holy temple [in us to restore the foundations], the LORD’s throne is in heaven [in full understanding by which He rules the earth]: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.
5 The LORD tries the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hates.
6 Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and a horrible tempest [of His Almighty Spirit]: this shall be the portion of their cup.
7 For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance [His presence] does behold the upright.

Lo, this only have I found, that God has made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.

Lo, this only have I found, that God has made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.

The above is the LORD, through (in) Solomon, telling of the search He’s set before man, a journey gathering knowledge of his domain, and only finding the one thing mentioned. His conclusion is Divinely Inspired truth of man’s God’s created state and by what it is corrupted.

As we’ve seen in other posts, Solomon’s ultimate conclusions come in ending Ecclesiastes, saying, “Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.”

Before this, he speaks of the search and preaching what he found, giving the wisdom God gave him, setting it in order as received, which is the wisdom that is Ancient of Days.

Ecclesiastes 12
9 And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he gave good heed, and sought out, and set in order many proverbs.
10 The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth.
11 The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies [the teachers who bring God’s people together into ONE BODY], which are given from one shepherd.
12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
14 For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

Proverbs 8
1 Does not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?
2 She stands in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths.
3 She cries at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors.
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, 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 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 of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment:
21 That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.
22 The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.
23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.
24 When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.
25 Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:
26 While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.
27 When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass [chuwg – the circuit of understanding – here known, lost, and returned] upon the face [presence – of deep understanding] of the depth:
28 When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep:
29 When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:
30 Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;
31 Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.
32 Now therefore hearken unto me, O you children: for blessed are they that keep my ways.
33 Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.
34 Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
35 For whoso finds me finds life, and shall obtain favor of the LORD.
36 But he that sins against me wrongs his own soul: all they that hate me love death.

The word in the title, Ecclesiastes 7:29, rendered “inventions,” is the twice used Hebrew word chishshabown, said to mean, “from 2803; a contrivance, i.e. actual (a warlike machine) or mental (a machination):–engine, invention.”

The LORD says it’s from the words (2803) chashab, and (7588) sha’own, both speaking of what man creates and what his creation produces (ignorance after its own kind).

As we see above, knowledge is given by God, rightly ordered by those He’s already led into wisdom, producing the conclusion of wisdom in the hearer, which makes man upright. The creations of man are the opposite, men in power creating their own ideas, sending them out from their towers as mass confusion (Babel): ignorance deadening minds and destroying men, nations, and now the world.

Here are the Strong’s Hebrew Dictionary definitions of the words mentioned above:

Strong’s #2803: chashab (khaw-shab’); a primitive root; properly, to plait or interpenetrate, i.e. (literally) to weave or (gen.) to fabricate; figuratively, to plot or contrive (usually in a malicious sense); hence (from the mental effort) to think, regard, value, compute.

Strong’s #7588: sha’own (shaw-one’); from 7582 [sha’ah – a primitive root; to rush; by implication, to desolate]; uproar (as of rushing); by implication, destruction.

These words speak of the evil that now controls (rules) our world (Babylon – Confusion), broadcast from their towers of Babel, intentionally confounded language, lies mixed with truth, creating disordered thoughts, the confusion that has now flowered into mass delusion.

Strong’s #894: Babel (baw-bel’); from 1101; confusion; Babel (i.e. Babylon), including Babylonia and the Babylonian empire:–Babel, Babylon.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon: babel; Babel or Babylon = “confusion (by mixing).”

Strong’s #1101: balal (baw-lal’); a primitive root; to overflow (specifically with oil.); by implication, to mix; also (denominatively from 1098 [bliyl; mixed]) to fodder.

The only other time chishshabown appears it’s in 2 Chronicles 26:15, there telling of Uzziah’s “engines” of war, in his towers. The chapter describes his corruption: forgetting His strength isn’t found in earthy weapons of war, but in Jehovah. Uzziah means strength is from Jehovah.

2 Chronicles 26
3 Sixteen years old [symbolizing the end of the old creation and the beginning of the new creation – 8+8] was Uzziah [when Jehovah is the strength of our kings] when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty and two years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name also was Jecoliah [Jehovah will enable] of Jerusalem [peace that flows from His teaching].
4 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father Amaziah [the strength of Jehovah] did.
5 And he sought God in the days of Zechariah [when Jehovah was remembered], who had understanding in the visions of ra’ah [to see] God: and as long as he sought the LORD, God made him to prosper.
6 And he went forth and warred against the Philistines [the invading armies], and brake down the wall of Gath [the winepress, where they create what alters and stupefies the minds of men], and the wall of Jabneh [the institutions they built], and the wall of Ashdod [the ravagers risen into power], and built cities about Ashdod, and among the Philistines.
7 And God helped him against the Philistines, and against the Arabians [those mixing their lies with truth] that dwelt in Gurbaal [dwelt with idols], and the Mehunims [corrupting their houses].
8 And the Ammonites [those who seek to scatter God’s people, and exalt themselves above God’s] gave gifts to Uzziah: and his name spread abroad even to the entering in of Egypt [oppression]; for he strengthened himSELF exceedingly.
9 Moreover Uzziah built towers [of babel] in Jerusalem at the corner gate [which entered at the foundations of teaching truth], and at the valley gate [bringing them down], and at the turning of the wall [upon the protection and defense of truth], and fortified them [strengthening himSELF].
10 Also he built towers [of babel] in the desert [desolate places], and digged many wells [from where came His own words as waters]: for he had much cattle, both in the low country, and in the plains: husbandmen also, and vine dressers in the mountains, and in Carmel [the land that was as Eden]: for he loved husbandry.
11 Moreover Uzziah had a host of fighting men, that went out to war by bands, according to the number of their account by the hand of Jeiel [carried away by God] the scribe and Maaseiah [for the work of Jehovah] the ruler, under the hand of Hananiah [who Jehovah favored], one of the king’s captains.
12 The whole number of the chief of the fathers of the mighty men of valor were two thousand and six hundred.
13 And under their hand was an army, three hundred thousand and seven thousand and five hundred, that made war with mighty power [forgetting “this is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel {those who come to life by coming out of babel}, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, says the LORD of hosts”], to help [‘azar] the king [forgetting “the LORD is my helper, I will not fear what man can do unto me”] against the enemy.
14 And Uzziah prepared for them throughout all the host shields, and spears, and helmets, and habergeons, and bows, and slings to cast stones.
15 And he made in Jerusalem engines [chishshabown – the power leading us, mixing lies among truth to destroy enemies, and instead turned them against God’s people], invented by cunning men, to be on the towers [of babel] and upon the bulwarks, to shoot arrows and great stones withal. And his name spread far abroad; for he was marvelously helped [‘azar], till he was strong [in his own power and might].
16 But when he was strong, his heart was lifted [self-exalted] up to his destruction: for he transgressed against the LORD his God, and went into the temple of the LORD to burn incense upon the altar of incense.
17 And Azariah [who Jehovah helps] the priest went in after him, and with him fourscore priests of the LORD, that were valiant men:
18 And they withstood Uzziah [who forgot his strength was in tJehovah] the king, and said unto him, It appertains not unto you, Uzziah, to burn incense unto the LORD, but to the priests the sons of Aaron [who are the light, understanding, bringers], that are consecrated to burn incense: go out of the sanctuary; for you have trespassed; neither shall it be for your honor from the LORD God.
19 Then Uzziah was wroth, and had a censer in his hand to burn incense: and while he was wroth with the priests, the leprosy [what destroys all flesh] even rose up in his forehead [the thoughts of his mind were to destroy] before the priests in the house of the LORD, from beside the incense altar.
20 And Azariah [who Jehovah helps] the chief priest, and all the priests, looked upon him, and, behold, he was leprous in his forehead [it was in his mind to destroy all flesh: man: humanity], and they thrust him out from thence; yea, himself hasted also to go out, because the LORD had smitten him.
21 And Uzziah the king was a leper [became the destroyer of his own flesh] unto the day of his death, and dwelt in a several house, being a leper; for he was cut off from the house of the LORD: and Jotham [those who Jehovah perfects] his son was over the king’s house, judging the people of the land.
22 Now the rest of the acts of Uzziah, first and last, did Isaiah [who Jehovah saves] the prophet, the son of Amoz [in the strength of the LORD], write.

The desolation of the moment is described when the (six-times used) word sha’ah appears (five-times) in Isaiah: first as the sign of the end (twice in Isaiah 6:11), and then (in Isaiah 17:12 & 13) telling of the sound, the voices, destroying God’s people. It lastly appears (in Isaiah 37:26) as the LORD speaks to Bandon (Sennacherib) and his fellow communists foreign and domestic, telling them they are the ignorant and He has also made them: tools He wields to destroy the wicked, who finally, if they don’t sincerely repent, destroy themselves.

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 – by the war machines: words and ideas that have forever failed] without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate [sha’ah],
12 And the LORD has removed [the minds of] men far away [from the LORD’s], and there be a great forsaking [by their kings] in the midst of the land.
13 But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return,

Isaiah 13
1 The burden of Babylon [the confusion that now rules the world], which Isaiah [who Jehovah has saved] the son of Amoz [made strong] did see [chazah – contemplate and perceive].
2 Lift you up a banner [nec – the pole on which the son of man must be lifted, as Moses lifted the brazen serpent in the wilderness, so all who look to him will not be made dead by the deadly venomous words coming from serpents, misleaders, mixed among them destroying their minds – Revelation 16: 14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.] upon the high mountain [har – mountain, the “Ar” in Armageddon [the mountain of this appointed time], exalt the voice [of the LORD] unto them, shake the hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles.
3 I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger, even them that rejoice in my highness. [Revelation 16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walks naked, and they see his shame.]
4 The noise [qowl – voices] of a multitude in the mountains [the high place risen up and looming over the earth], like as of a great people; a tumultuous [sha’own] noise [qowl – using their voices as machines of war] of the kingdoms of nations gathered together: the LORD of hosts musters the host of the battle. [Revelation 16: {do you understand? the number don’t lie}: 16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon {this appointed rendezvous}.]
5 They come from a far country, from the end of heaven, even the LORD, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.
6 Howl you; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.
7 Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man’s heart shall melt:
8 And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travails [to bring forth the ONE BODY]: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames.
9 Behold, the day of the LORD comes, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.
10 For the stars of heaven [God people at large] and the constellations thereof shall not give their light [do not show understanding – which is why the LORD seems as a thief in the night, in their ignorance unseen]: the sun [the church] shall be darkened in his [the son of man, as the serpent lifted against serpents] going forth, and the moon [civil government] shall not cause her light to shine [shall not reflect understanding].
11 And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked [misleaders] for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
12 I will make a man [‘adam – the second Adam at the new creation] more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir. [Hosea 2 {8+8}:16 And it shall be at that day, says the LORD {Jehovah}, that you shall call me Ishi [man]; and shall call me no more Baali [you shall no longer call Me by the names of the idols you have put in my place. Because you shall see me as I Am, a man in the world, as you are in the world.]
13 Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.
14 And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no man taketh up: they shall every man turn to his own people, and flee every one into his own land.
15 Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword.
16 [In the day that I end the old corrupt creation and begin the new creation] Their children [those they’ve produced after their own wicked kind] also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.
17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.
18 Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eyes shall not spare children.
19 And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees’ excellency [who use their misleading words to manipulate, control, and destroy people], shall be as when God overthrew Sodom [with flaming fire from heaven: sending full understanding reserved there for this moment] and Gomorrah [made it a ruin].

Isaiah 17
7 At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel.
8 And he shall not look to the altars, the work of his hands, neither shall respect that [idols put in God’s place] which his fingers have made, either the groves, or the images.
9 In that day shall his strong cities be as a forsaken bough, and an uppermost branch, which they left because of the children of Israel: and there shall be desolation.
10 Because you [in your long sleep] have forgotten the God of your salvation, and have not been mindful of the rock of your strength, therefore shall you plant pleasant plants, and shall set it with strange slips:
11 In the day shall you make your plant to grow, and in the morning [the understanding of this new day] shall you make your seed to flourish: but the harvest shall be a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow.
12 Woe to the multitude of many people, which make a noise like the noise of the seas [voices to all humanity]; and to the rushing [sha’own – using their words as machines of war] of nations, that make a rushing [sha’ah] like the rushing [sha’own] of mighty waters [words as a flood]! {Revelation 12:15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.]
13 The nations shall rush [sha’ah] like the rushing [sha’own] of many waters: but God shall rebuke them, and they shall flee far off [Revelation 12: {got it?}16 And the earth helped the woman {God’s people}, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon {those devouring with the ever-open mouths, as death lurking below their surface} cast out of his mouth.], and shall be chased as the chaff of the mountains before the wind, and like a rolling thing before the whirlwind.
14 And behold at evening-tide [when their words come flooding in darkness] trouble [Revelation 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.]; and before the morning [before they understanding] he is not. This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot of them that rob us.

The “trouble” that comes at evening-tide, is from the ten-times used Hebrew word ballahah, “from 1089; alarm; hence, destruction:–terror, trouble.”

Job 18
6 The light shall be dark [his understanding shall be ignorance] in his tabernacle, and his candle shall be put out with him.
7 The steps of his strength shall be straitened, and his own counsel shall cast him down.
8 For he is cast into a net by his own feet, and he walks upon a snare.
9 The gin shall take him by the heel, and the robber [the Thief who comes unknown in his ignorance] shall prevail against him.
10 The snare is laid for him in the ground, and a trap for him in the way.
11 Terrors [ballahah] shall make him afraid on every side, and shall drive him to his feet.
12 His strength shall be hunger-bitten [in the famine for this word of God], and destruction shall be ready at his side.
13 It shall devour the strength of his skin [of his flesh without the Spirit of God]: even the firstborn of death [the first begotten raised from the dead] shall devour his strength.
14 His confidence [in lies and misleading] shall be rooted out of his tabernacle, and it shall bring him to the king of terrors [ballahah].
15 It shall dwell in his tabernacle, because it is none of his: brimstone shall be scattered upon his habitation.
16 His roots shall be dried up beneath, and above shall his branch be cut off.
17 His remembrance shall perish from the earth, and he shall have no name in the street.
18 He shall be driven from light into darkness [by his understanding that is ignorance], and chased out of the world.
19 He shall neither have son nor nephew among his people, nor any remaining in his dwellings.
20 They that come after him shall be astonished at his day, as they that went before were affrighted.
21 Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked, and this is the place of him that knows not God.

Job 24
17 For the morning [when light, understanding, comes] is to them even as the shadow of [foretelling their] death: if one know them, they are in the terrors [ballahah] of the shadow of death.
18 He is swift as the waters [rushing]; their portion is cursed in the earth: he beholds not the way of the vineyards.
19 Drought and heat consume the snow waters [these waters, the word of God, reserved in heaven for this time of war, which are held back by the wicked]: so does the grave [keep the dead from rising] which have sinned.
20 The womb shall forget him [he shall not bring forth after his own wicked kind]; the worm shall feed sweetly on him; he shall be no more remembered; and wickedness shall be broken as a tree [which doesn’t return to life].
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 and manipulate]: he [the misled in power] rises up, and no man is sure of life.
23 Though it be given him [the deceivers and the powerful] to be in safety, whereon he rests [in deception which he trusts]; yet his [the LORD’s] eyes are upon their ways [revealing them to those who hear Him and understand His righteous way].
24 They are exalted for a little while, but are gone and brought low; they are taken out of the way as all others, 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?

Job 27
7 Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that rises up against me as the unrighteous.
8 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he has gained, when God taketh away his soul?
9 Will God hear his cry when trouble comes upon him?
10 Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call upon God?
11 I will teach you by the hand of God: that which is with the Almighty will I not conceal.
12 Behold, all you yourselves have seen it; why then are you thus altogether vain?
13 This is the portion of a wicked man with God, and the heritage of oppressors, which they shall receive of the Almighty.
14 If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword: and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread.
15 Those that remain of him shall be buried in death: and his widows shall not weep.
16 Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay;
17 He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, and the innocent shall divide the silver.
18 He builds his house as a moth, and as a booth that the keeper make.
19 The rich man shall lie down, but he shall not be gathered: he opens his eyes, and he is not.
20 Terrors [ballahah – his own fear and panic, the tribulation he has made] take hold on him as waters [the word of God exposing him], a tempest [the Almighty Spirit of God] steals him away in the night.
21 The east wind carries him away, and he departs: and as a storm hurls him out of his place [of power, from where he wields deception as his weapon of war].
22 For God shall cast upon him, and not spare: [if He did spare him] he would fain [with deception says he repents, to] flee out of his hand.
23 Men shall clap their hands at [to bring attention to] him, and shall hiss [by bringing attention to him, cast] him out of his place.

Friends, the wicked in power (neocons, hawks, globalists, war machine pipits, communists, anarchists, and antichrists) are the spirits of Satan, the wicked whose voices, through their media (fake news and corrupt social), are calling for steps toward ending the world. These are the same misleader who’ve led us here, who now claim following their bad advice will lead us out of the hell into which they led us (the world and all humanity). They are the blind at best, who don’t see where they’re taking us, or at worst, want our destruction (ELE).

They call for us to engage in Bardon’s war (wherein he has debilitating self-interest with both sides), knowing the result is untenable. This administration, encumbered by incompetence and its desire to establish delusions even they can’t distinguish from reality, is incapable of waging war. I give you the current gas crisis as the most profound example of their fecklessness. The solution is obvious and in our immediate grasp. Yet, they refuse to act because of the delusion of “man-caused” global warming, and more so what they feel would be the political consequences from their (equally as conflicted and delusional) donors and voters.

The above is the pattern of the word ballahah: the wicked in power create fear and panic (as a weapon of war – chishshabown), which they used to manipulate and control people, and after abandoning their own rational mind, they find themselves paralyzed by the same irrational emotions of which they are the cause. It’s the proverbial – swine (unclean spirits in them), panicked in fear, running off a cliff into the sea (perishing by the fall or drowning in the panic of their own delusions).

The above-mentioned story of the swine, in Mark and Luke, is reported as happening in “the country of the Gadarenes.” The Thayer’s Greek Lexicon says the name means “reward at the end,” which gives the context to the LORD’s telling it.

Mark 5
1 And they came over unto the other side [of death into life] of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes [the reward at the end].
2 And when he was come out of the ship [after he was come out of the corrupt institutions], immediately there met him out of the tombs [the place that house the dead] a man with an unclean spirit [devils as misleaders],
3 Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains:
4 Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces [after reformation after reformation, they continuously backslid into apostasy]: neither could any man tame him.
5 And always, night and day, he was in the mountains [in the goverments], and in the tombs [the churches and synagogues], crying, and cutting himself with stones.
6 But when he saw Jesus [Jehovah’s Salvation in the flesh] afar off, he ran and worshipped him,
7 And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with you, Jesus, you Son of the Most High God? I adjure you by God, that you torment me not.
8 For he said unto him, Come out of the man, you unclean spirit.
9 And he asked him, What is your name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many [and in all the churches and synagogues].
10 And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country.
11 Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine [unclean beasts] feeding.
12 And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them.
13 And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out [of the misleaders in the churches, synagogues, and government], and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.
14 And they that fed [the unrepentant dead] the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that was done.
15 And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.
16 And they that saw it told them how it befell to him that was possessed with the devil [the misleading spirits in church and state], and also concerning the swine [the false prophets of our time].
17 And they began to pray him to depart out of their coasts.
18 And when he was come into the ship [returned understanding to the institutions], he that had been possessed with the devil prayed him that he might be with him.
19 Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but says unto him, Go home to your friends [who have not heard this word of God], and tell them how great things the LORD has done for you, and has had compassion on you.
20 And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis [to all the people of the world] how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel.

Zechariah 4
1 And the angel that talked with me came again [shuwb – returned {to my sight}], and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep [from death without the LORD’s Spirit].
2 And said unto me, What see you? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof [from where the word of God flows, giving light {understanding}]:
3 And two olive trees [zayith – the olive leaf in the mouth of the dove, Genesis 8:11 {end of confusion}, signifying the end reached] by it, one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side [the other side of death] thereof.
4 So I answered and spoke to the angel that talked with me, saying, What are these, my LORD?
5 Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me, Know you not what these be? And I said, No [because of ignorance], my LORD.
6 Then he answered and spoke unto me [giving understanding], saying, This is the word of the LORD [as light into darkness, giving understanding to the ignorant] unto Zerubbabel [those born by coming out of confusion, by understanding the LORD gives as light], saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the LORD of hosts.
7 Who are you, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone [of the turning to the LORD – shuwb pinnah] thereof with shouting, crying, Grace, grace unto it.

Psalms 73
1 Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.
2 But as for me, my feet were almost gone; my steps had well near slipped.
3 For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
4 For there are no bands in their death: but their strength is firm.
5 They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men.
6 Therefore pride compasses them about as a chain; violence covers them as a garment.
7 Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish.
8 They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily.
9 They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth.
10 Therefore his people return hither: and waters of a full cup are wrung out to them.
11 And they say, How does God know? and is there knowledge in the Most High?
12 Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches.
13 Truly I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocence.
14 For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning.
15 If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of your children.
16 When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;
17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God; then understood I their end.
18 Surely you did set them in slippery places: you caste them down into destruction.
19 How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors.
20 As a dream when one awakes; so, O LORD, when you awake, you shall despise their image.
21 Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins.
22 So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before you.
23 Nevertheless I am continually with you: you have holden me by my right hand.
24 You shall guide me with your counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.
25 Whom have I in heaven but you? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside you.
26 My flesh and my heart fails: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever.
27 For, lo, they that are far from you shall perish: you have destroyed all them that go a whoring from you.

And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.

And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.

The LORD begins today, above in John 11:43, now calling the priesthood out from among the dead, into life in His resurrection. The LORD, before the above, in verses 25 & 26, declares, as I pronounce (the LORD alive in me speaking) to them (the priesthood) now in the same calling, “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever lives and believes in me shall never die.”

The “belief” spoken of here is that the Father sent His son to be the savior of the world: the Father in the son He’s anointed, speaking and working this resurrection. (Friends, if you deny Christ is alive in me, you deny He is you, and without Christ, you are dead.)

When the LORD calls Lazarus (Eleazar, meaning who God helps; the priesthood) from the dead, saying “come forth,” He uses the Greek words deuro exo. The first (deuro) is said to mean, “of uncertain affinity; here; used also imperative hither!; and of time, hitherto.” The other (exo) means, “out(-side, of doors), literally or figuratively.”

This latter word tells of coming out of the tomb, into the light, which we know is what the LORD says we must do at the coming of the son of man. If you declare the above, that the LORD has come to you and is now risen in you, they will cast you out of their churches, where we meet the LORD, joining with Him in His ONE BODY. We are the outcasts He’s helped, as promised, and raised from among the dead.

Hebrew 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 [Eleazar – quoted from Psalms 10:14 where the word is ‘azar], 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 [in us is] 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.
10 We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle [the corrupt houses of the dead flesh].
11 For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without [exo] the camp.
12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without [exo] the gate.
13 Let us go forth therefore unto him without [exo] the camp, bearing his reproach.
14 For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.
15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
16 But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
18 Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.
19 But I beseech you the rather to do this, that I may be restored to you the sooner.
20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our LORD Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,
21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well-pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
22 And I beseech you, brethren, suffer the word of exhortation: for I have written a letter unto you in few words.
23 Know you that our brother Timothy is set at liberty; with whom, if he come shortly, I will see you.

Do you understand how small (easy) a thing it is for the Father to speak to you and work in this way, revealing His will and purpose to you, in you, for you? The LORD, after the title quote, asks Martha (those who’ve rebelled against the corrupt status quo), “Believe you this?”

John 11
27 She says unto him, Yea, LORD: I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.
28 And when she had so said, she went her way, and called Mary [who also rebelled against the status quo] her sister secretly, saying, The Master is come, and calls for you.
29 As soon as she heard that, she arose quickly, and came unto him.
30 Now Jesus was not yet come into the town, but was in that place where Martha met him.
31 The Jews then which were with her in the house, and comforted her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up hastily and went out, followed her, saying, She goes unto the grave to weep there.
32 Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying unto him, LORD, if you had been here, my brother had not died.
33 When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled [they don’t understand that with the LORD’s death came the death of the priesthood and His ONE BODY].
34 And said, Where have you laid him? They said unto him, LORD, come and see.
35 Jesus wept [seeing them all dead or in ignorance of Him].
36 Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him!
37 And some of them said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died?
38 Jesus therefore again groaning [at their ignorance of God’s plan] in himself comes to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it.
39 Jesus said, Take you away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, says unto him, LORD, by this time he stinks: for he has been dead four days.
40 Jesus says unto her, Said I not unto you, that, if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?
41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank you that you have heard me.
42 And I knew that you hear me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that you have sent me.
43 And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth [deuro exo].”
44 And he that was dead came forth [by hearing His words as the words from the mouth of God, as they are, by which man lives], bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus says unto them, Loose [luo – “liberty” above in Hebrews 13:23, speaking of Timothy {me}, is apoluo] him, and let him go.
45 Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on him.
46 But some of them went their ways to the Pharisees, and told them what things Jesus had done.
47 Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man does many miracles.
48 If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him: and the Romans [the powers that be] shall come and take away both our place and nation [as they have done, even though you crucified Him].
49 And one of them, named Caiaphas [the reason for separation {from sight}], being the high priest that same year, said unto them, You know nothing at all,
50 Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.
51 And this spoke he not of himself [ignorant that with the LORD’s death the priesthood died also]: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation;
52 And not for that nation only, but that also he [NOW] should gather together in ONE [BODY] the children of God that were scattered abroad.

The word deuro, appearing ten times, said to have an unknown affinity, is from the eight times used Hebrew word drowr, meaning “from an unused root (meaning to move rapidly); freedom; hence, spontaneity of outflow, and so clear:–liberty, pure.” These words (deuro and drowr) speak of the quickening, the acceleration of the mind’s processing data that brings the conclusion that Martha and Mary came to, hearing this word as the word of God, which effectually works this way, His way, in us.

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 [drowr] 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 [Lazarus – Eleazar] 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 [these blessings from heaven, and from the deep]; and for confusion 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 liberty the LORD comes to preach, above said to be “opening of the prison” to those who are bound, is from the once used word pqach-qowach, meaning “from 6491 redoubled; opening (of a dungeon), i.e. jail-delivery (figuratively, salvation for sin):–opening of the prison.”

The word (6491) it’s said to be the doubling of is paqach, meaning “to open (the senses, especially the eyes); figuratively, to be observant.” This meaning is why, when Luke reports the LORD proclaiming this, he (in Luke 4:18) renders the phrase, “the recovery of sight to the blind.” The words “recovery of sight” are from the once used Greek word anablepsis, from the word anablepo, meaning “from 303 and 991; to look up; by implication, to recover sight:–look (up), see, receive sight.”

This restoration of sight, more specifically what is then seen by His marvelous work, is the liberty and the resurrection into life.

Isaiah 35
3 Strengthen you the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.
4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.
5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened [paqach], and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
6 Then shall the lame man [who has strayed from the way] leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.
7 And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of [these life giving] water: in the habitation of dragons [who’ve devoured with their words, in which is death], where each lay [lurking as the crocodile at the water’s edge], shall be grass with reeds and rushes [at their end life shall spring up].
8 And a highway shall be there, and a way [derek – the way of the LORD], and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.
9 No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon [devouring with their open mouths], it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk [halak] there:
10 And the ransomed [purchased by these riches] of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.

Isaiah 42
1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delights; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.
2 He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street.
3 A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.
4 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.
5 Thus says God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which comes out of it; he that gives breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:
6 I the LORD have called you in righteousness, and will hold your hand, and will keep you, and give you for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;
7 To open [paqach] the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.
8 I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.
9 Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.
10 Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth, you that go down to the sea, and all that is therein; the isles, and the inhabitants thereof.
11 Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar does inhabit: let the inhabitants of the rock sing, let them shout from the top of the mountains.
12 Let them give glory unto the LORD, and declare his praise in the islands.
13 The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies.
14 I have long time holden my peace; I have been still, and refrained myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy and devour at once.
15 I will make waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs; and I will make the rivers islands, and I will dry up the pools.
16 And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light [I will make the ignorant understand] before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.
17 They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, that trust in graven images, that say to the molten images, You are our gods.
18 Hear, you deaf; and look, you blind, that you may see.
19 Who is blind, but my servant [whose sight I restore]? or deaf, as my messenger [whose ears I have opened] that I sent? who is blind as he that is [made] perfect, and blind as the LORD’s servant [He raised from ignorance]?
20 Seeing many things, but you observe not; opening [paqach] the ears, but he hears not [showing this miraculous work is the LORD’s, not ours].
21 The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness’ sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honorable.
22 But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a prey, and none delivers; for a spoil, and none says, Restore.
23 Who among you will give ear to this? who will hearken and hear for the time to come?
24 Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to the robbers? did not the LORD, he against whom we have sinned? for they would not walk in his ways, neither were they obedient unto his law.
25 Therefore he has poured upon him the fury of his anger, and the strength of battle: and it has set him on fire round about, yet he knew not; and it burned him, yet he laid it not to heart.

Jeremiah 32
14 Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Take these evidences, this evidence of the purchase, both which is sealed, and this evidence which is open; and put them in an earthen vessel, that they may continue many days.
15 For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Houses and fields and vineyards shall be possessed again in this land.
16 Now when I had delivered the evidence of the purchase unto Baruch the son of Neriah, I prayed unto the LORD, saying,
17 Ah LORD God! behold, you have made the heaven and the earth by your great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for you:
18 You show lovingkindness unto thousands, and recompenses the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them: the Great, the Mighty God, the LORD of hosts, is his name,
19 Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for your eyes are open [paqach] upon all the ways of the sons of men: to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings:
20 Which have set signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, even unto this day, and in Israel, and among other men; and have made you a name, as at this day;
21 And have brought forth your people Israel out of the land of Egypt with signs, and with wonders, and with a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm, and with great terror;
22 And have given them this land, which you did swear to their fathers to give them, a land flowing with milk and honey;
23 And they came in, and possessed it; but they obeyed not your voice, neither walked in your law; they have done nothing of all that you commanded them to do: therefore you have caused all this evil to come upon them:
24 Behold the mounts, they are come unto the city to take it; and the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans, that fight against it, because of the sword, and of the famine, and of the pestilence: and what you have spoken is come to pass; and, behold, you see it.
25 And you have said unto me, O LORD God, Buy you the field for money, and take witnesses; for the city is given into the hand of the Chaldeans.
26 Then came the word of the LORD unto Jeremiah, saying,
27 Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?

The only other time paqach appears in Isaiah, is in Isaiah 37:17, a chapter where (in verse 3) Hezekiah (strengthened by Jehovah) describes, “This day is a day of trouble [tsarah – tribulation], and of rebuke, and of blasphemy: for the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth.”

He (Hezekiah) later, in verses 16 through 20, speaking of our tribulation, prays, “O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest between the cherubims, you are the God, even you alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth: you have made heaven and earth. Incline your ear, O LORD, and hear; open [paqach] your eyes, O LORD, and see: and hear all the words of Sennacherib [speaking of civil government {the moon}, now controlled by Brandon, intentionally and communistically attempting the destruction of God’s people], which has sent to reproach the living God. Of a truth, LORD, the kings of Assyria [communism] have laid waste all the nations, and their countries, And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men’s hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them. Now therefore, O LORD our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you are the LORD, even you only.”

The LORD, through Isaiah, then answers Hezekiah with the following:

Isaiah 37
22 This is the word which the LORD has spoken concerning him; “The virgin, the daughter of Zion, has despised you, and laughed you to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem has shaken her head at you.
23 Whom have you reproached and blasphemed? and against whom have you exalted your voice, and lifted up your eyes on high? even against the Holy One of Israel.
24 By your servants [by false prophets, your fake news media and corrupt social media] have you reproached the LORD, and have said, “By the multitude of my chariots am I come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon; and I will cut down the tall cedars thereof, and the choice fir trees thereof: and I will enter into the height of his border, and the forest of his Carmel [this land like the garden of Eden].
25 I have digged, and drunk water; and with the sole of my feet have I dried up all the rivers of the besieged places.”
26 Have you not heard long ago, how I [the LORD] have done it; and of ancient times, that I have formed it? now have I brought it to pass, that you shouldest be to lay waste defensed cities into ruinous heaps.
27 Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded: they were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as the grass on the housetops, and as corn blasted before it be grown up.
28 But I know your abode, and your going out, and your coming in, and your rage against me.
29 Because your rage against me, and your tumult, is come up into mine ears, therefore will I put my hook in your nose, and my bridle in your lips, and I will turn you back by the way by which you came.”

The word blepo tells what we must “see,” to understand the LORD’s presence and work among us, which is His healing us into life.

1 Corinthians 16
9 For a great door and effectual [the work of God that has the effect on you] is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.
10 Now if Timothy [I Am the Tim of God] come, see [blepo – comprehend] that he may be with you without fear: for he worketh the work of the LORD, as I also do.
11 Let no man therefore despise him: but conduct him forth in peace, that he may come unto me: for I look for him with the brethren.

The word “despise” above, telling of what keeps men blind and unable to see the LORD’s work and presence, is the Greek word exoutheneo, said to mean count as nothing, while in essence speaking of those out (exo) from where (hou) God (theos) is comprehended (noeo).

Acts 4
8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost [God in Him unknown speaking], said unto them, You rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,
9 If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole;
10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him does this man stand here before you whole.
11 This is the stone which was set at naught [exoutheneo – dispised] of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.
12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Acts 13
38 Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins:
39 And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses.
40 Beware therefore, lest that come upon you, which is spoken of in the prophets;
41 Behold, you despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which you shall in no wise believe, though a man declare it unto you.

Acts 4:11 is quoted from Psalms 118:22, the word above rendered “set at naught” is the Hebrew word ma’ac, meaning “to spurn; also (intransitively) to disappear,” again giving us the meaning of losing sight, comprehension, of God.

Psalms 118
19 Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the LORD:
20 This gate of the LORD, into which the righteous shall enter.
21 I will praise you: for you have heard me, and are become my salvation.
22 The stone which the builders refused [ma’ac] is become the head stone of the corner.
23 This is the LORD’s doing; it is marvelous in [opening] our eyes [to see Him again].
24 This is the day which the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Job 36
2 Suffer me a little, and I will show you that I have yet to speak on God’s behalf.
3 I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.
4 For truly my words shall not be false: he that is perfect in knowledge is with you.
5 Behold, God is mighty, and despises [ma’ac – he doesn’t make any unable to see Him] not any [but rather shows Himself when He wills, to whom He wills]: he is mighty in strength and wisdom.
6 He preserves not the life of the wicked: but gives right to the poor.
7 He withdraws not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings are they [His eyes] on the throne; yea, he does establish them [His eyes] forever, and they [His eyes] are exalted.

Proverbs 15
24 The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.
25 The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.
26 The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.
27 He that is greedy of gain troubles his own house; but he that hates gifts [mattanah – bribes, which Brandon has taken from Ukraine and Russia] shall live.
28 The heart of the righteous studies to answer: but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.
29 The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.
30 The light [understanding] of the eyes rejoices the heart: and a good report [shmuw’ah – doctrine revealing the arm of the LORD to those who believe it] makes the bones fat.
31 The ear that heareth the reproof of life abides among the wise.
32 He that refuses instruction despises [ma’ac] his own soul: but he that heareth reproof gets understanding.
33 The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honor is humility.

Isaiah 5
16 But the LORD of hosts [who is a man of war] shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.
17 Then shall the lambs feed after their manner, and the waste places of the fat ones shall strangers eat.
18 Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope:
19 That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it!
20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness [ignorance] for light [understanding], and light [understanding] for darkness [ignorance]; 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 [the words of the corrupt world that stupefy the minds of men], and men of strength to mingle strong drink:
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 [ma’ac] the word of the Holy One of Israel.

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 without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate,
12 And the LORD has removed men far away, and there be a great forsaking in the midst of the land.
13 But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return,

Isaiah 7
3 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 [God with us].
15 Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse [ma’ac] the evil, and choose the good.
16 For before the child shall know to refuse [ma’ac] the evil, and choose the good, the land that you abhors shall be forsaken of both her kings.

Job 34
2 Hear my words, O you wise men; and give ear unto me, you that have knowledge.
3 For the ear tries words, as the mouth tastes meat.
4 Let us choose to us judgment: let us know among ourselves what is good.

Hebrews 5
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 of hearing.
12 For when for the time you ought to be teachers, you have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
13 For every one that uses milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
14 But strong meat 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.

Hebrews 6
1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; 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,
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 [so does He send His word] that comes oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receives blessing from God [by His word effectually working in those who receive it as His]:
8 But that which bears thorns [misleaders] and briers [deceivers] is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.

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

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

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

Psalms 149
1 Praise you the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints.
2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.
3 Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.
4 For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.
5 Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds.
6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand;
7 To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people;
8 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;
9 To execute upon them the judgment written: this honor have all his saints. Praise you the LORD.

And it shall be at that day, says the LORD, that you shall call me Ishi; and shall call me no more Baali.

And it shall be at that day, says the LORD, that you shall call me Ishi; and shall call me no more Baali.

The above, Hosea 2:16, is a prophetic statement, the LORD, speaking through Hosea, telling of when we will understand He is man (Ishi) among us, Jehovah (LORD) in the flesh, and we no longer call Him by the name Baali (lord).

The following verse says, “For I will take away the names of Baalim out of her mouth, and they shall no more be remembered by their name.” The name Baali (Ba’aliy), from the Hebrew word ba’al, is only used this once, and Baalim is Baal (Ba’al), also from the word ba’al, meaning master, husband, or owner.

These names and passages speak of the idols created, by men who don’t know God, and put in His place: seats of power they use to manipulate, control, and mislead the world. These men are idols, and their words and fruit are the opposite of Jehovah in the flesh. His ways are wisdom, the Ancient of Days (existing in the void, before the earth), not using power to destroy men’s lives, but to save those who suffer under those who do.

Matthew 11
25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank you, O Father, LORD of heaven and earth, because you have hid these things from the wise and prudent, and have revealed them unto babes.
26 Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in your sight.
27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knows the Son, but the Father; neither knows any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.
28 Come unto me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek [not using my power to destroy] and lowly [not making you my servants] in heart: and you shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

1 Thessalonians 4
4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification [making what is in you pure, separated from the corrupt ideas and way of those who don’t know God] and honor;
5 Not in the lust [pathos] of concupiscence [trespassing into, coveting, things forbidden and defrauding the brethren], even as the Gentiles which know not God:
6 That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the LORD is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.
7 For God has not called us unto uncleanness [wallowing in the mire stirred by the ungodly], but unto holiness.
8 He therefore that despises, despises not man, but God, who has also given unto us his holy Spirit [Himself, unknown in our flesh].
9 But as touching brotherly love you need not that I write unto you: for you yourselves are taught of God to love [agapao – giving the awakening gifts of understanding to] one another.
10 And indeed you do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia [the houses of dead flesh, the churches and synagogues]: but we beseech you, brethren, that you increase more and more [in the knowledge of God];
11 And that you study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;
12 That you may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that you may have lack of nothing.
13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that you sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
14 For if we believe that Jesus [Jehovah’s Salvation, in {man} the flesh] died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
15 For this we say unto you by the word of the LORD, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the LORD shall not prevent [be resurrected before] them which are asleep.
16 For the LORD himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel [arch-messenger], and with the trump of God [calling all to gather to the LORD, in His ONE BODY]: and the dead in Christ shall rise [awaken] first:
17 Then we which are alive [already awake] and remain shall be caught up [harpazo – pulling us from the fires of tribulation] together with them in the clouds [into full understanding], to meet the LORD in the air [in the clarity He brings]: and so shall we ever be with the LORD [in heaven {full understanding} in the flesh].
18 Wherefore comfort [lead into all truth] one another with these words.

Job 19
22 Why do you persecute me as God, and are not satisfied with my flesh?
23 Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book!
24 That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock forever!
25 For I know that my redeemer lives, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:
26 And though after my skin worms destroy this [old] body, yet in my [new] flesh shall I see God:
27 Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.
28 But you should say, “Why persecute we him, seeing the root of the matter is found in me?” [The root of the matter is to awaken the sleeping dead, who now persecute {dispise} Jehovah’s Salvation risen in our flesh.]
29 Be you afraid of the sword [this word]: for wrath bringeth the punishments of the sword, that you may know there is a judgment [with the resurrection].

2 Samuel 23
1 Now these be the last words of David [Beloved]. David the [Beloved] son of Jesse [possessed by God] 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 [as were the sons of Eli, worshipping idols, offering strange fire] 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 [their own strange] fire in the same place.

Hosea 2
8 For she did not know that I gave her corn, and wine, and oil, and multiplied her silver and gold, which they prepared for Baal.
9 Therefore will I return, and take away my corn in the time thereof, and my wine in the season thereof, and will recover my wool and my flax given to cover her nakedness.
10 And now will I discover her lewdness in the sight of her lovers, and none shall deliver her out of mine hand.
11 I will also cause all her mirth to cease, her feast days, her new moons, and her sabbaths, and all her solemn feasts.
12 And I will destroy her vines and her fig trees, whereof she has said, These are my rewards that my lovers have given me: and I will make them a forest, and the beasts of the field shall eat them.
13 And I will visit upon her the days of Baalim, wherein she burned incense to them, and she decked herself with her earrings and her jewels, and she went after her lovers, and forgot me, says the LORD.
14 Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her [leading her into all truth].
15 And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor [in this tribulation] for a door of hope: and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt [as I free her from her oppressors].
16 And it shall be at that day, says the LORD, that you shall call me Ishi [man]; and shall call me no more Baali.
17 For I will take away the names of Baalim out of her mouth, and they shall no more be remembered by their name.
18 And in that day will I make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field and with the fowls of heaven, and with the creeping things of the ground: and I will break the bow and the sword and the battle out of the earth, and will make them to lie down safely.
19 And I will betroth you unto me forever; yea, I will betroth you unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies.

Proverbs 8
1 Does not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?
2 She stands in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths.
3 She cries at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors.
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, 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 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 of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment:
21 That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.
22 The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.
23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.
24 When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.
25 Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:
26 While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.
27 When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass [chuwg – the circuit of understanding] upon the face [presence – of deep understanding] of the depth:
28 When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep:
29 When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:
30 Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;
31 Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.
32 Now therefore hearken unto me, O you children: for blessed are they that keep my ways.
33 Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.
34 Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
35 For whoso finds me finds life, and shall obtain favor of the LORD.
36 But he that sins against me wrongs his own soul: all they that hate me love death.

When the LORD, above in Hosea 2:15, says he will give us a “door” of hope in the valley of Achor, He is telling of the door, the entryway, into His kingdom and presence, when he pulls (harpazo) us from fires of the tribulation. This is the hope, spoken of in 1 John 3:3, of those who purify themselves, so they will SEE the LORD as He is (in man, in the world, as we are).

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 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 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 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.

1 John 4
11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
12 No man has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.
14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.
15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
16 And we have known and believed the love that God has to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

The LORD is the “door” giving us what we hoped for, come to pull (harpazo) us from the tribulation fires.

Friends, the above is reality, the moment which no man can or will escape, “And at that time shall Michael [who is like God] stand up, the great prince which stands for the children of your people: and there shall be a time of trouble [tsarah – the tribulation, “the time Jacob’s trouble”], such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time your people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. 2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. 3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever. 4 But you, O Daniel [judgment of God], shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro [looking for knowledge, and diligently looking for the LORD], and [then the] knowledge [of God] shall be increased.” Daniel 12

As seen many other times in God’s word, the resurrection happens during and out of the tribulation. All humanity is here, sleeping in the dust of the earth, with only the very small elect remnant remaining awake. This remnant are as David, the Beloved possessed by God, who are as Michael, standing in the image and likeness of God, at this time when Daniel, the Judgment of God, stands again in the resurrection, and we see Jehovah in the flesh, as man (His dwelling-place).

Daniel 12
12 Blessed [with these treasures of heaven] is he that waits, and comes to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days [the end of days].
13 But go you your way till the end be: for you shall rest and stand in your lot at the end of the days.

The “end” above, telling of the time of rest (out of tribulation – when we stand in resurrection) in the judgment, is the Hebrew word qets, meaning “an extremity; adverbially (with prepositional prefix) after.”

The following is the reality.

Amos 8
1 Thus has the LORD God showed unto me: and behold a basket of summer fruit.
2 And he said, Amos [whose word the leaders of God’s say are a burden], what see you? And I said, A basket of summer fruit [the harvest]. Then said the LORD unto me, The end [qets] is come upon my people of Israel; I will not again pass by them any more.
3 And the songs of the temple [the corrupt houses of the dead] shall be howling in that day, says the LORD God: there shall be many dead bodies in every place; they shall cast them forth with silence [none speaking this word of God].
4 Hear this, O you that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail,
5 Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit? [They are saying when will this judgment end, these burdensome words of God, so they can get back to their same old corrupt ways.]
6 That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; yea, and sell the refuse of the wheat?
7 The LORD has sworn by the excellency of Jacob, Surely I will never forget any of their works.
8 Shall not the land tremble for this, and every one mourn that dwelleth therein? and it shall rise up wholly as a flood; and it shall be cast out and drowned, as by the flood of Egypt.
9 And it shall come to pass in that day, says the LORD God, that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in the clear day:
10 And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning of an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter day.

The word “rest” in Daniel 12:13 is the Hebrew word nuwach, the same word appearing twice in Isaiah 28 telling how and when it comes in the LORD preaching precept upon precept, line upon line. But the leaders of God’s people, drunk on their own ideas, power, and positions, in covenant with death, in agreement with hell, refuse to hear Him. (What part of this isn’t this moment’s reality? If you can’t see it, you need to stop drinking what you’re drinking.)

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 it 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, which brings the rest], shall cast down [nuwach – rest] 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 {blashemy} 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 [truth they don’t understandd] to this people.
12 To whom he said, This is the rest [mnuwchah – resting place, in heaven, in the LORD’s presence, in full understanding] wherewith you may cause the weary to rest [nuwach]; 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 [mockers and blasphemers vilifying this word and work of God: the Paraclete, the Holy Ghost who the world doesn’t know – YET], 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 [the lies and falsehoods under which they hide is] 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.

The resting place, the resurrection, awakening, sobering, into heaven at the LORD’s return to our sight, spoken of above using the word mnuwchah, is the LORD referring us to it appearing in Isaiah 32:18 and Genesis 49:15.

Isaiah 32
9 Rise up, you women that are at ease; hear my voice, you careless daughters; give ear unto my speech.
10 Many days and years shall you be troubled [ragaz – shake in fear], you careless women: for the vintage shall fail, the gathering shall not come.
11 Tremble, you women that are at ease; be troubled [ragaz – shake in fear], you careless ones: strip you, and make you bare, and gird sackcloth upon your loins.
12 They shall lament for the teats [shad – wisdom drawn from the Ancient of days], for the pleasant fields, for the fruitful vine.
13 Upon the land of my people shall come up thorns and briers [misleaders into power]; yea, upon all the houses of joy in the joyous city:
14 Because the palaces shall be forsaken; the multitude of the city shall be left; the forts and towers shall be for dens forever, a joy of wild asses, a pasture of flocks;
15 Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness be [through judgment shall become] a fruitful field, and the fruitful field be counted for a forest.
16 Then judgment [of God] shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful field.
17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance forever.
18 And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places [mnuwchah];
19 When it shall hail, coming down on the forest [the crop of corrupt leaders, the self-proclaimed upright]; and the city shall be low in a low place.
20 Blessed are you that sow beside all waters, that send forth thither the feet of the ox and the ass [the workmen to the LORD’s work].

Genesis49
14 Issachar [through him will come the reward – the fruitful bough] is a strong ass [the LORD’s people, now become His goodly horse in the battle – Zechariah 10:3] couching down between two burdens:
15 And he saw that rest [mnuwchah] was good, and the land that it was pleasant; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant unto tribute.
16 Dan [the judge – speaking of strength returned and the righteous judgment of the world begins] shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.
17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way [as a serpent raised as a standard on a pole {nec}], an adder in the path, that bites the horse heels [this is the heel bruised in the judgment, meaning the serpents among the people, are rendered without effect], so that his rider shall fall backward [so the body of Christ will return to the place from which she fell – see, in Isaiah 28:13 above, what causes them to fall backward].
18 (I have waited for your salvation, O LORD.)
19 Gad [the LORD’s army, overcome until their return to Him], a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the last.
20 Out of Asher [happy] his bread shall be fat [happiness returns when the word of God prospers], and he shall yield royal dainties [ma’adan – speaking of the royal line again raised up – referring us to its use in Proverbs 29:17, telling us this is when rest returns, when we, by correction, give the Father “delight”].
21 Naphtali [by this wrestling – unknowingly with the LORD] is a hind let loose: he gives goodly words [our tongue {the word of God} is loosed and we teach it as received directly from Him].
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 form seeing the Father, in the son, the seed of the women who brings forth the man child – see Revelation 12:17] 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 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 of heaven [understanding] above, blessings of the deep that lies under [the deep meaning that lies below the surface], blessings of the breasts [shad – drawing from the Ancient of days], and of the womb [seed, the son]:
26 The blessings of your father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors [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 of him that was separate from his brethren.

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 [none like it, as in Daniel 12:1], behold, is come. [Jeremiah 30:7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble {tsarah – tribulation}, but he shall be saved out of it. 8 For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off your neck, and will burst your bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him: 9 But they shall serve the LORD their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.]
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 it 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.

Revelation 12
17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Revelation 13
1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast [Babylon – mass confusion ruling over all the word] rise up out of the sea, having seven heads [over all the churches] and ten horns [in power over all civil governments], and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy [vilifying the work and word of God, unknown as the Holy Ghost].

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

Zechariah 12
8 In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before them.
9 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
10 And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.
11 In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon [when the LORD reveals His arm against the high place that mislead the world] in the valley of Megiddon [from the lowly who known this appointed time of Armageddon against the high places – har Megiddon].

The above-mentioned “mourning” refers to 2 Kings 23, and Josiah’s death, speaking of the one church Jehovah founded, as is the meaning of his name, from the once used word ‘ashuwyah.

Jeremiah 50
13 Because of the wrath of the LORD it shall not be inhabited, but it shall be wholly desolate: every one that goeth by Babylon shall be astonished, and hiss at all her plagues.
14 Put yourselves in array against Babylon round about: all you that bend the bow, shoot at her, spare no arrows: for she has sinned against the LORD.
15 Shout against her round about: she has given her hand: her foundations [‘ashuwyah] are fallen, her walls are thrown down: for it is the vengeance of the LORD: take vengeance upon her; as she has done, do unto her.
16 Cut off the sower from Babylon, and him that handles the sickle in the time of harvest: for fear of the oppressing sword they shall turn every one to his people, and they shall flee every one to his own land.
17 Israel is a scattered sheep [whose shepherd have abandoned them]; the lions have driven him away: first the king of Assyria [the communists] has devoured him; and last this Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon [the lies of false prophets mixed among God’s people, which caused their desolation, and brought confusion into power over all the world] has broken his bones.
18 Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will punish the king of Babylon and his land, as I have punished the king of Assyria.

The verses that follow in Revelation 13 speak of the world power’s response (blasphemy) to the man the woman brings forth, who is the redeemer sent for Salvation by Jehovah. He is the one the LORD will establish, as the king line is reestablished, which is patterned in king Jeconiah (Jehovah will establish). He (Jeconiah) was taken and held in prison for 36 years in Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar. Just as the LORD hasn’t been seen for a “while,” in the belly of hell, where the ever-open mouths of wicked men blind the world to Him, where they will hold it until they are, by His rising out of hell, taken out of the way.

Jeconiah is from the name Jehovah, (meaning self-manifesting, at His will), and kuwn, meaning “to be erect (i.e. stand perpendicular); hence (causatively) to set up, in a great variety of applications, whether literal (establish, fix, prepare, apply), or figurative (appoint, render sure, proper or prosperous).”

It (kuwn) is the word rendered “even to make all ready,” above in Ezekiel 7:14, there telling of the trumpet sounding calling all to the war (the battle at Armageddon), which is what reestablishes the king, but, as now, none answers the call. I Am a man of war, says the LORD.

Isaiah 59
8 The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goes therein shall not know peace.
9 Therefore is judgment far from us, neither does justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness.
10 We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noon day as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men.
11 We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us.
12 For our transgressions are multiplied before you, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them;
13 In transgressing and lying against the LORD, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.
14 And judgment is turned away backward, and justice stands afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.
15 Yea, truth fails; and he that departs from evil makes himself a prey: and the LORD saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment.
16 And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him.
17 For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloak.
18 According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to his adversaries, recompense to his enemies; to the islands he will repay recompense.
19 So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.
20 And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from transgression in Jacob, says the LORD.
21 As for me, this is my covenant with them, says the LORD; My spirit that is upon you, and my words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart out of your mouth, nor out of the mouth of your seed, nor out of the mouth of your seed’s seed, says the LORD, from henceforth and forever.

The method of establishing is described below in Isaiah 9 and Ezekiel 4.

Isaiah 9
2 The people that walked in darkness [ignorance] have seen a great light [understanding]: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them has the light shined.
3 You have multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy: they joy before you according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.
4 For you have broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Midian [when all God’s people were called to the battle, and answered the call].
5 For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire.
6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it [kuwn – to establish it], and to establish [ca’ad – strengthen] it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
8 The LORD sent a word into Jacob [His people wrestling with His word, not understanding it is His presence manifested], and it has lighted upon [has been understood by] Israel.

Ezekiel 4
7 Therefore you shall set your face toward the siege of Jerusalem, and your arm shall be uncovered [My presence in you shall be revealed], and you shall prophesy against it.
8 And, behold, I will lay bands upon you, and you shall not turn you from one side to another, till you have ended [kalah – the. full ending] the days of your siege.

Revelation 15
15 And I saw another sign in heaven, 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 mingled [in peace] with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, 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, 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:

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.

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

Psalms 46
1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present [matsa’ – manifests Himself for our] help in trouble [tsarah – in this tribulation].
2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.
4 There is a river, the streams [of these life-giving waters] whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High.
5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.
6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.
7 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
8 Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he has made in the earth.
9 He makes wars to cease unto the end [qatseh] of the earth; he breaks the bow, and cuts the spear in sunder; he burns the chariot in the fire.
10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
11 The LORD of hosts [a man of war and peace] is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

No man, when he has lighted a candle, puts it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light.

No man, when he has lighted a candle, puts it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light.

Luke 11
34 The light of the body is the eye: therefore when your eye is single, your whole body also is full of light; but when your eye is evil, your body also is full of darkness.
35 Take heed therefore that the light which is in you be not darkness.
36 If your whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle does give you light.

The above is speaking of the singleness of the LORD’s understanding, and it in the church as what units it into His ONE BODY.

In Luke 11, before the above passage, the LORD speaks of those who rise up to Him (in the cloud – where understanding is, which is heaven), preaching repentance from dead works and condemning this evil generation. The repentance of this generation is the swept house He speaks of, which, if His light isn’t on the candlestick (in the church), those who’ve been purged by repentance, take to themselves their (the corrupt churchs’) unclean spirits, and their latter state is worse than the first.

Luke 11
13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit [Himself unknown giving us gifts, these riches through those He has lighted] to them that ask him?
14 And he was casting out a devil [the misleading spirits in their minds making them ignorant: in darkness], and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spoke; and the people wondered.
15 But some of them said, He casts out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils.
16 And others, tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven [ignorantly not understanding that only after repentance is the devil, the misleading spirits blinding their minds, cast out so understanding can enter, which is the sign of Jonah and from heaven: the place of full understanding].
17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falls.
18 If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because you say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub.
19 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges.
20 But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God [heaven, full understanding in the presence of God, after repentance is preached as the sign from heaven] is come upon you.
21 When a strong man armed keep his palace, his goods are in peace [the result of understanding]:
22 But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armor wherein he trusted, and divides his spoils.
23 He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathers not [into One Body] with me scatters.
24 When the unclean spirit [misleading ideas and ways of devils] is gone out of a man [when he repents], he walketh through dry places [without this word of God and the understanding, light, He gives], seeking rest; and finding none, he says, I will return unto my house [the old and corrupt churches] whence I came out.
25 And when he comes, he finds it swept and garnished.
26 Then goes he, and taketh to him seven other spirits [the teaching of misleaders, devils who put themselves in place of the light, whose light is darkness, because they didn’t put the true light on the candlestick for all to SEE] more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.
27 And it came to pass, as he spoke these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare you, and the paps which you have sucked [referring to those who taught Him what he knows, showing ignorance that the word He speaks He heard directly from the Father].
28 But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear [these words as] the word of God, and keep it.
29 And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation [in the belly of hell]: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonah [who is the first to rise from the belly of hell, to preach repentance] the prophet [preaching repentance, so the light can enter, which is life from the dead and rising into heaven in the cloud – the dead, without the light, remain in hell, in the earth].
30 For as Jonah was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation.
31 The queen of the south shall rise up [into heaven, full understanding] in the judgment with the men of this [evil, misled] generation, and condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
32 The men of Nineveh shall rise up in the judgment with this [evil] generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and, behold, a greater than Jonah is here.
33 No man, when he has lighted a candle, puts it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick [in the church where I Am in heaven in the cloud], that they which come in may see the light.

Jonah 2
1 Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish’s belly [the underlying agitation disturbing humanity {the sea}, the all-consuming mouths of misleaders],
2 And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell 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 [from the mouth of the wicked misleaders] compassed me about: all your billows and your waves passed over me [the tribulation, waves of evil, that comes when the wicked rise to power].
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 [the worthless advice of misleaders who are intentionally destroying us] forsake their own mercy.
9 But I will sacrifice unto you with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that [the price to speak the word God has given us] that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.
10 And the LORD spoke unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.

Jonah 3
1 And the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the second time, saying,
2 Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city, and preach unto it the preaching that I bid you.

Proverbs 17:24 tells us the eyes of fools are what ends and brings the new earth, which we know speaks of the circuit of the earth: when understanding is present, leaves, and returns again as light into the darkness.

Proverbs 17
24 Wisdom is before [paniym – is present with] him that has understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends [end of the old and bringing the new] of the earth.
25 A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.
26 Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity.
27 He that has knowledge spares his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.
28 Even a fool, when he holds his peace, is counted wise: and he that shuts his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.

The word “ends” is qatseh, meaning an extremity, from a word (qatsah) meaning to cut off.

Psalms 19
1 The heavens [giving full understanding] declare the glory of God; and the firmament [the exposition, dividing the water {words} below from the waters {word of God} above] shows his handywork [the work of His hand].
2 Day unto day [the beginning of one age and the beginning of the next] utters speech, and night unto night [into the ignorance sending light] shows knowledge.
3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end [qatseh] of the world. In them has he set a tabernacle for the sun [when the light of the new comes],
5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man [see Luke 11:21 above] to run a race.
6 His going forth is from the end [qatseh – beginning of understanding] of the heaven, and his circuit [here tquwphah {not chuwg} – a full revolution of the sun, the earth going from light into darkness and again into light] unto the ends [qatsah – the cutting off the old {darkness}, beginning the new day] of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening [giving understanding to] the eyes.
9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
11 Moreover by them is your servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.
12 Who can understand his [own] errors? cleanse you me from secret faults.
13 Keep back your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.
14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

Isaiah 62
1 For Zion’s sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness [understanding], and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burns.
2 And the Gentiles shall see your righteousness, and all kings your glory: and you shall be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name.
3 You shall also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
4 You shall no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall your land any more be termed Desolate: but you shall be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah: for the LORD delights in you, and your land shall be married.
5 For as a young man marries a virgin, so shall your sons marry you: and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you.
6 I have set watchmen upon your walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: you that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence,
7 And give him no rest, till he establishes, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
8 The LORD has sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, Surely I will no more give your corn to be meat for your enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall not drink your wine, for the which you have labored:
9 But they that have gathered it shall eat it, and praise the LORD; and they that have brought it together shall drink it in the courts of my holiness.
10 Go through, go through the gates; prepare you the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard [nec – upon which the son of man must be lifted, as Moses lifted the fiery serpent in the wilderness] for the people.
11 Behold, the LORD has proclaimed unto the end [qatseh] of the world, Say you to the daughter of Zion, Behold, your salvation comes; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.
12 And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD: and you shall be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken.

The word used, in Luke 11:36, to tell of the bright shining of a candle that gives “light,” is photizo, from the phos, which appears in verse 35, telling us to be sure the “light” in us isn’t darkness. It is speaking of making sure what we understand is true: an idea brought to light (revealed) in the other uses of these words.

John 1
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 [phos] of men.
5 And the light [phos] shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light [phos], that all men through him might believe.
8 He was not that Light [phos], but was sent to bear witness of that Light [phos].
9 That was the true Light [phos], which lights [photizo] every man that comes into the world.
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.
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.

The Spirit of Truth is the true light (phos) that gives understanding (photizo), not darkness (ignorance).

John 16
13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come.
14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you.
15 All things that the Father has are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall show it unto you.
16 A little while, and you shall not see me: and again, a little while, and you shall see me, because I go to the Father.
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 – 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.

We know from 1 Corinthians 4:5, after speaking of the ministry of judgment: the mystery of the LORD in us preaching repentance, which is the LORD’s coming, “bringing to light” the hidden things of darkness.

(Do you understand these words are the LORD speaking to you in this moment, about the state of ignorance that exists through following men who are puffed up with by their positions and power: controlling and manipulating people and information? The best of them is as withering grass, a flower now fading, because the Spirit of the LORD is blowing upon them.)

1 Corinthians 3
1 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.
2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto you were not able to bear it, neither yet now are you able.
3 For you are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are you not carnal, and walk as men?
4 For while one says, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are you not carnal?
5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom you believed, even as the LORD gave to every man?
6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.
7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that waters; but God that gives the increase.
8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labor.
9 For we are laborers together with God: you are God’s husbandry, you are God’s building.
10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise master-builder, I have laid the foundation, and another builds thereon. But let every man take heed how he builds thereupon.
11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ [Jehovah’s Salvation openly manifested in the flesh].
12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
13 Every man’s work shall be made manifest [at the LORD coming to make manifest the thought of the heart]: for the day [the light, His understanding] shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.
14 If any man’s work abide which he has built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
16 Know you not that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.
18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seems to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written [in Job 5:13, speaking of Job’s three so-called friends, whose words are leviathan, who He draws into open sight], “He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.”
[Job 5: 10 Who gives rain {His word from heaven} upon the earth, and sends waters upon the fields: 11 To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety. 12 He disappoints the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise. 13 He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong. 14 They meet with darkness in the day time {they speak their ignorance against the light when He comes}, and grope in the noonday as in the night. 15 But he saves the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand {the evil work} of the mighty. 16 So the poor has hope, and iniquity stops her mouth. 17 Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects: therefore despise not you the chastening of the Almighty: 18 For he makes sore, and binds up: he wounds, and his hands make whole.}
20 And again [in Psalms 94:11], “The LORD knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.”
[Psalms 94: 12 Blessed is the man whom you chastens, O LORD, and teaches him out of your law; 13 That you mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be digged for the wicked. 14 For the LORD will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance. 15 But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it. 16 Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity? 17 Unless the LORD had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence. 18 When I said, My foot slip; your mercy, O LORD, held me up. 19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me your comforts delight my soul. 20 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with you, which frames mischief by a law? 21 They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood. 22 But the LORD is my defense; and my God is the rock of my refuge. 23 And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the LORD our God shall cut them off.]
21 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours;
22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours;
23 And you are Christ’s [in who God manifests His known presences]; and Christ is God’s [and the only Glory in us is His seen in us].

1 Corinthians 4
1 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.
2 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
3 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man’s judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self.
4 For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judge me is the LORD.
5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the LORD comes, who both will bring to light [photizo] the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
6 And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that you might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another.
7 For who makes you to differ from another [have we all not received this understanding from the LORD, these hidden treasures of heaven revealed by Him to those who receive Him at His coming]? and what have you that you did not receive? now if you did receive it, why do you glory, as if you had not received it [but as if you figured it out yourself, puffed up, not giving the glory and thanks to God the Father who gave them]?
8 Now you are full, now you are rich, you have reigned as kings without us: and I would to God you did reign, that we also might reign with you.
9 For I think that God has set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men.
10 We are fools for Christ’s sake, but you are wise in Christ; we are weak, but you are strong; you are honorable, but we are despised.
11 Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwelling-place;
12 And labor, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless [giving these gifts of God]; being persecuted, we suffer it:
13 Being defamed, we entreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.
14 I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.
15 For though you have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have you not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.
16 Wherefore I beseech you, be you followers of me.
17 For this cause have I [the LORD, The Father] sent unto you Timothy [Tim, the man, of God], who is my beloved son, and faithful in the LORD, who shall bring you into remembrance of my ways which be in Christ, as I teach every where in every church.
18 Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come to you.
19 But I will come to you shortly, if the LORD will, and will know, not the speech of them which are puffed up, but the power.
20 For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.
21 What will you? shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?

The word rendered “full,” in 2 Corinthians 4:8 above, is the twice used Greek word korennumi, meaning “to cram, i.e. glut or sate:–eat enough, full.” The only other time it appears is in Acts 27:38, in the allegory telling of the now fully corrupt (leavened) church (ship taking Paul to Rome) was destroyed in the storm. It tells of Paul (the LORD unknown working in him) feeding those who hadn’t eaten in a long time, until they (were full) had “eaten enough,” and after that, they lightened (kouphizo, from kophos {only used this once}) the ship by casting out all the weights that were of no longer of any value.

The storm is the fire in 1 Corinthians above, the trial in which men’s words and works are valued: the valuable kept (as the forepart of the ship – the original elements, the Ancient of days), and all else realized as valueless, cast into the fire, the storm in the sea.

2 Timothy 1
6 Wherefore I put you in remembrance that you stir up the gift of God, which is in you by the putting on of my hands.
7 For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
8 Be not you therefore ashamed of the testimony of our LORD, nor of me his prisoner: but be you partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God;
9 Who has saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death, and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:
11 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles.
12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
13 Hold fast the form of sound words, which you have heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
14 That good thing which was committed unto you keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.
15 This you know, that all they which are in Asia [all the churches] be turned away from me; of whom are Phygellus [fugitives who’ve left God] and Hermogenes [who speak their own new creations].
16 The LORD give mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus [bearing profit]; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain:
17 But, when he was in Rome, he sought me out very diligently, and found me.
18 The LORD grant unto him that he may find mercy of the LORD in that day: and in how many things he ministered unto me at Ephesus, you know very well.

2 Timothy 2
1 You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2 And the things that you have heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit you to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
3 You therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
4 No man that wars entangles himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who has chosen him to be a soldier.
5 And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.
6 The husbandman that labors must be first partaker of the fruits.
7 Consider what I say; and the LORD give you understanding in all things.
8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:
9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.
10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
11 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him:
12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:
13 If we believe not, yet he abides faithful: he cannot deny himself.
14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the LORD that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers.
15 Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing [as in the firmament] the word of truth.
16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
17 And their word will eat as does a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus [who, hiding behind false love, giving their own creations and not the LORD’s, refuse to allow all God’s people to join Him in the ONE BODY He is gathering];
18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection [which only comes when we are all joined together, risen to Him in the cloud in heaven, which is full understanding that only comes with realizing His presence with us, the Father in the son speaking and leading us as the good shepherd, the stone we can trust] is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.
19 Nevertheless the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal, The LORD knows them that are his. And, let every one that names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honor, and some to dishonor.
21 If a man therefore purge himself from these [the vessels of dishonor, the misleaders among us], he shall be a vessel unto honor, sanctified [made pure], and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.
22 Flee also youthful lusts [which place burdens upon God’s people, as did the young men to who Rehoboam listened, refusing the counsel of the Ancient of days, which caused the breach among God’s people]: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the LORD out of a pure heart.
23 But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strife [are meant to continue an endless argument with those who will never be convinced, because they refuse the love of the truth: God’s charity, agape: giving the truth the LORD has given].
24 And the servant of the LORD must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,
25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;
26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil [the misleaders among them], who are taken captive by him at his will.

Deuteronomy 33
13 And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the LORD be his land [where His seed reigns], for the precious things of heaven, for the dew, and for the deep that couches beneath [reserved there for this moment],
14 And for the precious fruits brought forth by the sun [the light returned to the church], and for the precious things put forth by the moon [the civil government under a righteous king],
15 And for the chief things of the ancient mountains [the good leading of the Ancient of Days], and for the precious things of the lasting hills [sustainable just governments],
16 And for the precious things of the earth and fulness [when we have eaten them until we are full] thereof, and for the good will of him that dwelt in the bush [in the fire that never consumed Him who is never emptied]: let the blessing come upon the head of Joseph [Shiloh his seed], and upon the top of the head of him that was separated from his brethren.
17 His glory is like the firstling of his bullock [the firstborn from the dead flock], and his horns are like the horns of unicorns [His power is as the only true power, the true light]: with them [His true light] he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim [upon who this blessing comes], and they are the thousands of Manasseh [who remember God who they forgot].

The word “ends” here above is ‘ephec, which refers us to its appearing in the previous chapter telling of this time, when the LORD comes with the Ancient of days.

Deuteronomy 32
28 For they are a nation void of counsel, neither is there any understanding in them.
29 O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!
30 How should one chase a thousand [of Manasseh], and two put ten thousand [of Ephraim] to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had shut them up?
31 For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges.
32 For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter:
33 Their wine is the poison of dragons [who devour with the words of their ever-open mouths, altering and rotting the minds of men], and the cruel venom of asps.
34 Is not this laid up in store with me, and sealed up among my treasures [the riches reserved {the Ancient of Days, shut up, in heaven} there, until released in this time of war]?
35 To me belong vengeance and recompense; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste.
36 For the LORD shall judge his people, and repent himself [open what was closed] for his servants, when he sees that their power is gone, and there is none [‘ephec] shut up [‘atsar], or left [this tells of the full extent, the end consequences of the heavens being shut, when God’s people have been abandoned by all their leaders and wise men].
37 And he shall say, Where are their gods, their rock in whom they trusted,
38 Which did eat the fat of their sacrifices, and drank the wine of their drink offerings? let them rise up and help you, and be your protection. [the priest of Bel whose footsteps are now apparent in the ashes – See the Septuagint, Daniel 14:10 thru 22].
39 See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.
40 For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live forever.
41 If I whet my glittering sword, and mine hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me.

Daniel 14 [Septuagint]
10 Now the priests of Bel [the priest, devils, who put themselves in God’s place] were threescore and ten, beside their wives and children. And the king went with Daniel into the temple of Bel.
11 So Bel’s priests said, Lo, we go out: but you, O king, set on the meat, and make ready the wine, and shut the door fast and seal it with your own signet;
12 And to morrow when you come in, if you find not that Bel has eaten up all, we will suffer death: or else Daniel, that speaks falsely against us.
13 And they little regarded it: for under the table they had made a privy entrance, whereby they entered in continually, and consumed those things.
14 So when they were gone forth, the king set meats before Bel. Now Daniel had commanded his servants to bring ashes, and those they strewed throughout all the
temple in the presence of the king alone: then went they out, and shut the door, and sealed it with the king’s signet, and so departed.
15 Now in the night came the priests with their wives and children, as they were wont [accustom] to do, and did eat and drink up all.
16 In the morning betime the king arose, and Daniel with him.
17 And the king said, Daniel, are the seals whole? And he said, Yea, O king, they be whole.
18 And as soon as he had opened the dour, the king looked upon the table, and cried with a loud voice, Great are you, O Bel, and with you is no deceit at all.
19 Then laughed Daniel, and held the king that he should not go in, and said, Behold now the pavement, and mark well whose footsteps are these.
20 And the king said, I see the footsteps of men, women, and children. And then the king was angry,
21 And took the priests with their wives and children, who showed him the privy doors, where they came in, and consumed such things as were upon the table.
22 Therefore the king slew them, and delivered Bel into Daniel’s power, who destroyed him and his temple.

This chapter (Daniel 14) was removed by the same (type) misleaders it exposes, who make themselves idols and put themselves in God’s place. The chapter, and all the word of God, were shut up, silenced: all understanding removed from the earth and reserved in heaven, until the Father sent it to me, in me, as the Ancient of Days, the Ancient treasures made flesh: elements of understanding returned.

These wicked men, chained by pride to their darkness: all the mighty men of the earth who refuse this refreshing and rest, in their own conceit thinking they are wise, have led the world into ruin, and are now only concern with keeping their positions even if it’s forever in hell. They are the stone set upon the mouth of the tomb, the false rock in who God’s people trust, who set themselves as the watchmen and gatekeepers of hell. In their sleep, the LORD has risen, and they have no idea where His Body is, because it’s no longer in tombs (their institutions).

The word rendered “bright shining,” in Luke 11:36 above, is the nine times used Greek word astrape, meaning “lightning; by analogy, glare:–lightning, bright shining.” The LORD uses the word three times in Luke, this passage telling of when the eye is single and the whole (ONE) BODY is full of (understanding) light. It is speaking of when only one voice is heard in the church (candlestick), the voice of the LORD from the messenger He sent with His eye.

The first time it (astrape) appears in Luke it’s in Luke 10:18, there telling of Satan cast out of heaven, meaning he is removed from the place of full understanding, as “lightning” cast down to the earth, as the waters below heaven separated from the understanding above. He, the devil, the arch-misleader, is the one who sits in God’s place, deceiving all the earth and ruling it in hell.

The last time Luke uses it (astrape) is in Luke 17:24 as the LORD speaks of the coming of the son of man, which is the same description in Matthew 24:27 where the same word is used. These later uses, as patterned in the first use (Luke 10), are speaking of casting out devils who are holding God’s people down (katecho), (casting out) by giving understanding (revelation) taking them out of the way, so He can enter and take His rightful place, together with Us in heaven in the cloud.

Luke 10
16 He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despises you despises me; and he that despises me despises him that sent me.
17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, LORD, even the devils are subject unto us through your name.
18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning [astrape] fall from heaven.
19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.
21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank you, O Father, LORD of heaven and earth, that you have hid these things from the wise and prudent, and have revealed them unto babes: even so, Father; for so it seemed good in your sight.
22 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knows who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.
23 And he turned him unto his disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that you see:
24 For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which you see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which you hear, and have not heard them.

Luke 17
24 For as the lightning [astrape], that lightens [astrapto] out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven [from understanding giving understanding]; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.
25 But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation [as it has been and is now].
26 And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built;
29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire [for which this same word has been reserved in heaven, waters reserved unto fire] and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
30 Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.

The word astrapto only appears one other time, in Luke 24:4, where two men (the Father and the son in ONE BODY), at the empty tomb, are seen in “shining” garments. They told those gathered there, “Why seek you the living among the dead? 6 He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spoke unto you when he was yet in Galilee [to His inner circle], 7 Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.”

In Matthew 28, Matthew records seeing the angel, the arch-messenger of God, as One, sitting on the stone rolled from the mouth of the tomb. The removal is then seen as opening the mouths of those seeing and hearing the work of God, the angel commanding them to go tell God’s people the risen LORD will go before them into Galilee (in this inner circle of those who receive this love of God), and there shall you SEE Him again (after not seeing Him for a while).

Daniel 7
13 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds [understanding] of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.
14 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.
15 I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of my body, and the visions of my head troubled me.
16 I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things.

Matthew 28
2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the LORD descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.
3 His countenance was like lightning [astrape], and his raiment white as snow:
4 And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.
5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not you: for I know that you seek Jesus, which was crucified.
6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the LORD lay.
7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goes before you into Galilee; there shall you SEE him: lo, I have told you.

Psalms 44
1 We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work you did in their days, in the times of old.
2 How you did drive out the heathen with your hand, and planted them; how you did afflict the people, and cast them out.
3 For they got not the land in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them: but your right hand, and your arm, and the light of your countenance, because you had a favor unto them.
4 You are my King, O God: command deliverances for Jacob.
5 Through you will we push down our enemies: through your name will we tread them under that rise up against us.
6 For I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me.
7 But you have saved us from our enemies, and have put them to shame that hated us.
8 In God we boast all the day long, and praise your name for ever. Selah.
9 But you have cast off, and put us to shame; and go not forth with our armies.
10 You make us to turn back from the enemy: and they which hate us spoil for themselves.
11 You have given us like sheep appointed for meat; and have scattered us among the heathen.
12 You sell your people for naught, and do not increase your wealth by their price.
13 You make us a reproach to our neighbors, a scorn and a derision to them that are round about us.
14 You make us a byword among the heathen, a shaking of the head among the people.
15 My confusion is continually before me, and the shame of my face has covered me,
16 For the voice of him that reproaches and blasphemes; by reason of the enemy and avenger.
17 All this is come upon us; yet have we not forgotten you, neither have we dealt falsely in your covenant.
18 Our heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined from your way;
19 Though you have sore broken us in the place of dragons, and covered us with the shadow of death.
20 If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god;
21 Shall not God search this out? for he knows the secrets of the heart.
22 Yea, for your sake are we killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter. [But “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”]
23 Awake, why sleep you, O LORD? Arise [in Your people], cast us not off forever.
24 Wherefore hide you your face, and forget our affliction and our oppression?
25 For our soul is bowed down to the dust: our belly cleave unto the earth.
[renounce “the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. 3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: 4 In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light {photismos} of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. 5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the LORD; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake. 6 For God, who commanded the light {phos} to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts, to give the light {photismos} of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face {presence} of Jesus Christ.]
26 Arise for our help, and redeem us for your mercies’ sake.