And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.

And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.

The word “foes” above is the Greek word echthros, meaning (from the Strong’s Greek Dictionary): “from a primary echtho (to hate); hateful (passively, odious, or actively, hostile); usually as a noun, an adversary (especially Satan).”

The Thayer’s Greek Lexicon adds several other definitions: “used of men as at enmity with God by their sin” and “the devil who is the most bitter enemy of the divine government.”

Many people, through who the spirit of Satan works, say they are merely presenting the other side of an argument, some even saying they are just playing “devil’s advocate.” Those stating such things, in most cases, are entirely correct as they make arguments that oppose and reject basic truth by reducing them (the truth and their oppositions) to “opinions.”

As we saw in the previous post, before the title verse, Matthew 10:36, the LORD says, in verses 18 thru 20, that when we testify against this iniquity, it is Him speaking through us, for which they hate Him and us. He tells of this happening in public, when we offer ourselves (for public mocking) for the sake of speaking His truth.

Matthew 10
16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves [who’ve scattered the sheep]: be you therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves [calling all to repentance, which is the sign of the end of the old world].
17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues [and churches];
18 And you shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles [those who don’t know God, even those who are worshipping idols put in His place and called by His name].
19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what you shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what you shall speak.
20 For it is not you that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaks in you.
21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents [as it is this day], and cause them to be put to death.
22 And you shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endures to the end shall be saved.
23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee you into another: for truly I say unto you, You shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.
24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his LORD.
25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his LORD. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household [which you are]?
26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered [kalupto], that shall not be revealed [apokalupto]; and hid [kruptos], that shall not be known.
27 What I tell you in darkness [things the LORD has uncovered for us, of which we were ignorant], that speak you in light [giving understanding as you have been freely given]: and what you hear in the ear, that preach you upon the housetops.
28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.
30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
31 Fear you not therefore, you are of more value than many sparrows.
32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.

34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword [this word of God from my mouth].
35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
36 And a man’s foes [echthros] shall be they of his own household [as Esau: Edom].
37 He that loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
38 And he that takes not his cross, and follows after me, is not worthy of me.
39 He that finds his life shall lose it: and he that loses his life for my sake shall find it.
40 He that receives you receives me, and he that receives me receives him that sent me.
41 He that receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he that receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.
42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, truly I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

The origin of the name Satan is the Hebrew word satan (7853), meaning “to attack, (figuratively) accuse:– (be an) adversary, resist.” The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon gives the definition as, “to be or act as an adversary, resist, oppose.”

The word (7853 satan) is only used six times, five in the Psalms, and once in Zechariah 3:1, where it tells of Satan standing at the right hand of Joshua (Jesus) to resist (satan – oppose) the LORD’s word and work.

Zechariah 3
1 And he showed me Joshua [Jesus] the high priest [the priesthood – the ONE BODY of Christ] standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist [satan – oppose] 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 [natsal – caught up] out of the fire [“hating even the garment spotted by the flesh” Jude 1:23]?
3 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel [who is speaking the LORD’s correction to cleanse the ONE BODY].
4 And he [the LORD] answered and spoke unto those [the ONE BODY] that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him [the priesthood]. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused your iniquity to pass from you, and I will clothe you with change of raiment. [When the corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, “Death is swallowed up in victory.” 1 Corinthians 15:54]
5 And I said, Let them set a fair mitre upon his head. So they set a fair mitre upon his head, and clothed him with garments [the garments of the cleansed priest]. And the angel of the LORD stood by.
6 And the angel of the LORD protested [reiterated] unto Joshua [Jesus – the ONE BODY of the risen LORD], 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 [who shall grow, has grown, into David].
9 For behold the [foundation] stone [which the builders have rejected] that I have laid before [paniym – My presence in] Joshua [the ONE BODY]; upon one stone shall be seven eyes [seeing as the LORD sees]: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof [the word of God from the stone], says the LORD of hosts [who is a man of war], and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day [when the multitude, hearing the elect remnant, comes out of the fires of tribulation].
10 In that day, says the LORD of hosts, shall you call every man his neighbor under [to join with the LORD as branches grafted into] His vine and under [into] His fig tree.

Romans 11
2 God has not cast away his people which he foreknew. Know you not what the scripture says of Elijah? how he made intercession to God against Israel saying,
3 LORD, they have killed your prophets, and digged down your altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life.
4 But what says the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal [to the idols put in God’s place].
5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
6 And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace [the free gift is no longer a free gift]. But if it be of works, then it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.
7 What then? Israel [God’s people at large] has not obtained that which he seeks for; but the election has obtained it, and the rest were blinded.
8 (According as it is written [in Isaiah 29:10], God has given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.
9 And David says [in Psalms 69:23], Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumbling-block, and a recompense unto them:
10 Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back always.
11 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy.
12 Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness?
13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:
14 If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them.
15 For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?
16 For if the first-fruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.
17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them partake of the root and fatness of the olive tree;
18 Boast not against the branches. But if you boast, you bear not the root, but the root you.
19 You will say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in.
20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by faith. Be not high-minded, but fear:
21 For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spares not you.
22 Behold, therefore, the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward you, goodness, if you continue in his goodness: otherwise you also shall be cut off.
23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be grafted in: for God is able to graft them in again.
24 For if you were cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and were grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree?
25 For I would not, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written [Isaiah 59:20], There shall come out of Zion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins [the purge spoken of in Isaiah 27:9].
28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies [echthros – foes] for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the father’s sakes.
29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
30 For as you in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:
31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.
32 For God has concluded them ALL [except the elect remnant] in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.
33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!
34 For who has known the mind of the LORD? or who has been his counselor?
35 Or who has first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? [see Isaiah 40:13 & 14]
36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory forever. Amen.

Do you understand yet, the LORD, in Paul, in Romans above, in the quotes therein, is telling the story of His appearing and kingdom?

Isaiah 40
9 O Zion [out of you comes the Deliverer], 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 [whom He reveals] 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 [the ruin from where man is formed] 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 counsellor 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?

Isaiah 27
8 In measure, when it shoots forth, you will debate with it: he stayed his rough wind [His anger] in the day of the east wind [His Spirit that comes from where the sun/son has risen, and from where His light shines].
9 By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this is all the fruit [that shoots forth] to take away his sin; when he makes all the stones of the altar as chalkstones that are beaten in sunder, the groves and images shall not stand up.
10 Yet the defensed city shall be desolate, and the habitation forsaken, and left like a wilderness: there shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie down, and consume the [dead] branches thereof.
11 When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the women come, and set them on fire: for it is a people of no understanding: therefore he that made them will not have mercy on them, and he that formed them will show them no favor.

Isaiah 59
6 Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover [hide] themselves with their works: their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands.
7 Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths.
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 noonday 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.

Psalms 69
4 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which [understanding] I took not away.
5 O God, you know my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from you.
6 Let not them that wait on you, O LORD God of hosts, be ashamed for my sake: let not those that seek you be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel.
7 Because for your sake I have borne reproach; shame has covered my face.
8 I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother’s children.
9 For the zeal of your house has eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached you are fallen upon me.
10 When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach.
11 I made sackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to them.
12 They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the song of the drunkards.
13 But as for me, my prayer is unto you, O LORD, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of your mercy hear me, in the truth of your salvation.
14 Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters.
15 Let not the waterflood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.
16 Hear me, O LORD; for your lovingkindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of your tender mercies.
17 And hide not your face from your servant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily.
18 Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it: deliver me because of mine enemies.
19 You have known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonor: mine adversaries are all before you.
20 Reproach has broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none.
21 They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.
22 Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap.
23 Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake.
24 Pour out your indignation upon them, and let your wrathful anger take hold of them.
25 Let their habitation be desolate; and let none dwell in their tents.
26 For they persecute him whom you have smitten; and they talk to the grief of those whom you have wounded.
27 Add iniquity unto their iniquity: and let them not come into your righteousness.
28 Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous.
29 But I am poor and sorrowful: let your salvation, O God, set me up on high.
30 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.

Psalms 38
1 O LORD, rebuke me not in your wrath: neither chasten me in your hot displeasure.
2 For your arrows stick fast in me, and your hand presseth me sore.
3 There is no soundness in my flesh because of your anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin.
4 For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as a heavy burden, they are too heavy for me.
5 My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness.
6 I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.
7 For my loins are filled with a loathsome disease: and there is no soundness in my flesh.
8 I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart.
9 LORD, all my desire is before you; and my groaning is not hid from you.
10 My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me.
11 My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen stand afar off.
12 They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.
13 But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that opens not his mouth.
14 Thus I was as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs.
15 For in you, O LORD, do I hope: you will hear, O LORD my God.
16 For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slips, they magnify themselves against me.
17 For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me.
18 For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.
19 But mine enemies [‘oyeb] are lively, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.
20 They also that render evil for good are mine adversaries [satan]; because I follow the thing that good is.
21 Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me.
22 Make haste to help me, O LORD my salvation.

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

Psalms 109
1 Hold not your peace, O God of my praise;
2 For the mouth of the wicked and the mouth of the deceitful are opened against me: they have spoken against me with a lying tongue.
3 They compassed me about also with words of hatred; and fought against me without a cause.
4 For my love they are my adversaries [satan]: but I give myself unto prayer.
5 And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.
6 Set you a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand.
7 When he shall be judged, let him be condemned: and let his prayer become sin.
8 Let his days be few; and let another take his office.
9 Let his children be fatherless, and his wife a widow.
10 Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.
11 Let the extortioner catch all that he has; and let the strangers spoil his labor.
12 Let there be none to extend mercy unto him: neither let there be any to favor his fatherless children.
13 Let his posterity be cut off; and in the generation following let their name be blotted out.
14 Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the LORD; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.
15 Let them be before the LORD continually, that he may cut off the memory of them from the earth.
16 Because that he remembered not to show mercy, but persecuted the poor and needy man, that he might even slay the broken in heart.
17 As he loved cursing, so let it come unto him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him.
18 As he clothed himself with cursing like as with his garment, so let it come into his bowels like water, and like oil into his bones.
19 Let it be unto him as the garment which coveres him, and for a girdle wherewith he is girded continually.
20 Let this be the reward of mine adversaries [satan] from the LORD, and of them that speak evil against my soul.
21 But do you for me, O God the LORD, for your name’s sake: because your mercy is good, deliver you me.
22 For I am poor and needy, and my heart is wounded within me.
23 I am gone like the shadow when it declines: I am tossed up and down as the locust.
24 My knees are weak through fasting; and my flesh fails of fatness.
25 I became also a reproach unto them: when they looked upon me they shook their heads.
26 Help me, O LORD my God: O save me according to your mercy:
27 That they may know that this is your hand; that you, LORD, have done it.
28 Let them curse, but bless you: when they arise, let them be ashamed; but let your servant rejoice.
29 Let mine adversaries [satan] be clothed with shame, and let them cover themselves with their own confusion, as with a mantle.
30 I will greatly praise the LORD with my mouth; yea, I will praise him among the multitude.
31 For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those that condemn his soul.

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

Psalms 110
1 The LORD said unto my LORD, Sit you at my right hand, until I make your enemies [‘oyeb] your footstool.
2 The LORD shall send the rod of your strength out of Zion: rule you in the midst of your enemies [‘oyes].
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 forever after the order of Melchizedek.
5 The LORD at your right hand shall strike through kings in the day of his wrath.
6 He shall judge among the heathen, he shall fill the places with the dead bodies; he shall wound the heads over many countries.
7 He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall he lift up the head.

Therefore you shall set your face toward the siege of Jerusalem [to retake it], and your arm shall be uncovered, and you shall prophesy against it.

Therefore you shall set your face toward the siege of Jerusalem [to retake it], and your arm shall be uncovered, and you shall prophesy against it.

Today’s title verse, Ezekiel 4:7, is the LORD speaking of when He reveals Himself in the son of man, as He, as a man of war, lays siege against the iniquity of His people. This verse directly refers to Isaiah 53:1, which, in the form of a question, tells us the arm of the LORD is revealed to those who believe the report He is speaking through (uncovering – apokalupto) the one He’s sent. The “report” (shmuw’ah) is the same one that Isaiah says, in Isaiah 28:19, the only vexation is to understand it when it comes.

Isaiah, in Isaiah 28:9, says the report is the LORD teaching knowledge to those He makes understand “doctrine,” which (the word “doctrine”) is from the same word shmuw’ah. In this He tells us He is the one who uncovers Himself, His arm working, teaching, as He says in verses 10 & 13, precept upon precept, line upon line. Ezekiel, in Ezekiel 7, when speaking of the “end” (qets, in verses 2, 3, & 6) that has come, when the son of man is crowned as the morning (tsphiyrah, in verses 7 & 10), the new day, when light (understand) has returned, says (in verse 26) it comes as “rumor” (shmuw’ah) upon “rumor.”

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 – bring 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 {blasphemy} 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 [see Psalms 118:19 & 20].
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: wisdom].
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 understand] 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.

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, 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.]
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.

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, precept and line, that isn’t believed, and the man of God reporting it is still unknown – because of the lies and misleading of the drunken who’ve blinded the world]; then shall they seek a vision of the prophet; but the law shall perish from the priest, and counsel from the ancients.
27 The king shall mourn, and the prince shall be clothed with desolation, and the hands of the people of the land shall be troubled: I will do unto them after their way, and according to their deserts will I judge them; and they shall know that I am the LORD.

The word “uncovered,” in the title verse is chasaph, meaning “to strip off, i.e. generally to make naked (for exertion or in disgrace), to drain away or bail up (a liquid).” It’s the equivalent of the Greek word apokalupto (apocalypse), meaning “to take off the cover, i.e. disclose:–reveal.”

When Isaiah speaks of the arm of the LORD revealed, it refers to what he says in the previous chapter, in verse 10, using the word chasaph, rendered “make bare.”

Isaiah 52
1 Awake, awake; put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into you the uncircumcised and the unclean.
2 Shake yourself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose yourself from the bands of your neck, O captive daughter of Zion.
3 For thus says the LORD, You have sold yourselves for naught; and you shall be redeemed without money.
4 For thus says the LORD God, My people went down aforetime into Egypt to sojourn there; and the Assyrian oppressed them without cause.
5 Now therefore, what have I here, says the LORD, that my people is taken away for naught? they that rule over them make them to howl, says the LORD; and my name continually every day is blasphemed.
6 Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that day that I am he that does speak: behold, it is I.
7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publishes peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publishes salvation; that says unto Zion, Your God reigns!
8 Your watchmen shall lift up the voice [bringing good tidings]; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye [seeing as the LORD sees, repeating the peace and salvation He is publishing], when the LORD shall bring again Zion.
9 Break forth into joy, sing together [repeating the same words He has given us], you waste places of Jerusalem: for the LORD has comforted his people, he has redeemed Jerusalem.
10 The LORD has made bare [chasaph] his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations [all who don’t know Him or His way, even those who ignorantly say they do]; and all the ends [the end of the old and corrupt, and beginning the new] of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.
11 Depart you, depart you, go you out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go you out of the midst of her; be you clean, that bear the vessels of the LORD.
12 For you shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight: for the LORD will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your reward.
13 Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.
14 As many were astonied at you; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:
15 So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.

Paul, in 2 Corinthians 6:17, quoting verse 11 above, speaks to us, the temple of the living God, calling us out of the old and corrupt (Babylon), into the new beginning, the morning of this new day (in the light – understanding), of/on the earth.

2 Corinthians 6
12 You are not straitened in us [restricted by our teaching], but you are straitened in your own bowels [but you are restricted by your own inner thoughts].
13 Now for a recompense in the same, (I speak as unto my children,) be you also enlarged [be you freed by coming out from among what restricts your thinking and understanding].
14 Be you not unequally yoked together with unbelievers [who don’t believe God is here speaking]: for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion has light [understanding] with darkness [ignorance]?
15 And what concord has Christ with Belial [with the idols men created and put in God’s place, even calling them by His name]? or what part has he that believes [God] with an infidel [those who’ve been unfaithful to Him]?
16 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? for you are the temple of the living God; as God has said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be you separate, says the LORD, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.
18 And will be a Father unto you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, says the LORD Almighty [All-Ruling – pantokrator: “God (as absolute and universal sovereign)”].

In verse 16 above, Paul quotes Leviticus 26:12, speaking of the LORD among us, when we hear and follow Him alone.

Leviticus 26
9 For I will have respect unto you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, and establish my covenant with you.
10 And you shall eat old store, and bring forth the old because of the new.
11 And I set my tabernacle among you: and my soul shall not abhor you.
12 And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and you shall be my people.
13 I am the LORD your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt [away from the oppressors], that you should not be their bondmen; and I have broken the bands of your yoke, and made you go upright.

Paul, in 2 Corinthians 6:18, speaks of us as the LORD spoke to and promised David.

1 Chronicles 17
11 And it shall come to pass, when your days be expired that you must go to be with your fathers, that I will raise up your seed after you, which shall be of your sons; and I will establish his kingdom.
12 He shall build me a house, and I will establish his throne forever.
13 I will be his father, and he shall be my son: and I will not take my mercy away from him, as I took it from him that was before you:
14 But I will settle him in mine house and in my kingdom forever: and his throne shall be established for evermore.

To understand what is uncovered (chasaph and apokalupto) we can explore the eight times used Greek word kalupto, meaning “to cover up (literally or figuratively):–cover, hide.”

Before Paul uses the word in 2 Corinthians 4, in chapter 3, he speaks of the “veil” on Moses’ face, which symbolically tells of the LORD’s presence in Him hidden, and thereby hiding the full understanding of the Old Testament when showing the LORD as Christ in him. This covering is only removed when we return (turn) to the LORD who reveals it as He manifests Himself in flesh.

(Friends, the perfecting understanding is this: as God was in Jesus, 100% God and man, so is He in us. He is no less God in us, nor can He be, as He couldn’t be any less God in Christ, in His anointed.)

The word “veil” is from the Greek word kaluma, meaning “a cover, i.e. veil:–vail.”

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

2 Corinthians 4
1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;
2 But have renounced the hidden [kruptos] 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 [kalupto], it is hid [kalupto] to them that are lost:
4 In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light [understanding] of the glorious gospel of Christ [the anointing of God in the flesh], who is the image [Spiritual being] of God, should shine [give understanding] 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 [understanding] to shine out of darkness [ignorance], has shined [given understanding] in our hearts [the foundation of our mind], to give the light [understanding] of the knowledge of the glory of God [His presence manifested] in the face of Jesus Christ [Jehovah’s salvation manifested in our flesh].
7 But we have this treasure in earthen [flesh] vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the LORD Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
11 For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.

Friends, the world will never speak of this good news, the peace published here. It, the corrupt world, this evil generation, doesn’t speak or ever report good (unless it’s evil they are calling good or good they are calling evil).

I tell you the truth, this is the coming of the LORD, in His ONE BODY, God with us, in us, and it’s up to us to tell the world He’s here, according to the scriptures, in us with good news, that He’s come for the Salvation of the world.

Matthew 10
16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves [who’ve scattered the sheep]: be you therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves [calling all to repentance, which is the sign of the end of the old world].
17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues [and churches];
18 And you shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles [those who don’t know God, even those who are worshipping idols put in His place and called by His name].
19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what you shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what you shall speak.
20 For it is not you that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaks in you.
21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.
22 And you shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endures to the end shall be saved.
23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee you into another: for truly I say unto you, You shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.
24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his LORD.
25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his LORD. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household [which you are]?
26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered [kalupto], that shall not be revealed [apokalupto]; and hid [kruptos], that shall not be known.
27 What I tell you in darkness [things the LORD has uncovered for us, of which we were ignorant], that speak you in light [giving understanding as you have been freely given]: and what you hear in the ear, that preach you upon the housetops.
28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword [this word of God from my mouth].
35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
36 And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household [as Esau: Edom].
37 He that loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
38 And he that takes not his cross, and follows after me, is not worthy of me.
39 He that finds his life shall lose it: and he that loses his life for my sake shall find it.
40 He that receives you receives me, and he that receives me receives him that sent me.
41 He that receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he that receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.
42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, truly I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

Jeremiah 49
7 Concerning Edom [the enemies mixed among us, claiming they are our brethren, who are at war with us while claiming it’s peace], thus says the LORD of hosts [who is a man of war]; Is wisdom no more in Teman [among the so-called wise men of the world]? is counsel perished from the prudent? is their wisdom vanished?
8 Flee you, turn back, dwell deep, O inhabitants of Dedan [this day of judgment]; for I will bring the calamity of Esau [Edom] upon him, the time that I will visit him.
9 If grape-gatherers come to you, would they not leave some gleaning grapes? if thieves by night, they will destroy till they have enough.
10 But I have made Esau bare [chasaph], I have uncovered his secret places, and he shall not be able to hide himself: his seed is spoiled, and his brethren, and his neighbors, and he is not.
11 Leave your fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let your widows trust in me.
12 For thus says the LORD; Behold, they whose judgment was not to drink of the cup have assuredly drunken; and are you he that shall altogether go unpunished? you shall not go unpunished, but you shall surely drink of it.
13 For I have sworn by myself, says the LORD, that Bozrah [the sheepfold scattered] shall become a desolation, a reproach, a waste, and a curse; and all the cities thereof shall be perpetual wastes.
14 I have heard a rumour [shmuw’ah – this report, teaching sound doctrine, precept upon precept, line upon line’] from the LORD, and an ambassador is sent unto the heathen, saying, Gather you together, and come against her, and rise up to the battle.
15 For, lo, I will make you small among the heathen, and despised among men.
16 Your terribleness has deceived you, and the pride of your heart, O you that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that holds the height of the hill: though you shouldest make your nest as high as the eagle, I will bring you down from thence, says the LORD.
17 Also Edom [the enemies mixed among us] shall be a desolation: every one that goes by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss at [draw attention to] all the plagues thereof.
18 As in the overthrow of Sodom [flame] and Gomorrah [ruin] and the neighbor cities thereof, says the LORD, no man shall abide there, neither shall a son of man dwell in it.
19 Behold, he [the LORD] shall come up like a lion from the swelling [pride] of Jordan [whose word have carried all the world into death and hell] against the habitation of the strong: but I will suddenly make him [the misleaders] run away from her [God’s people]: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over her? for who is like me? and who will appoint me the time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before me?
20 Therefore hear the counsel of the LORD, that he has taken against Edom [the enemies mixed among us]; and his purposes, that he has purposed against the inhabitants of Teman [the so-called wise men of the world]: Surely the least of the flock shall draw them out: surely he shall make their habitations desolate with them.
21 The earth is moved at the noise [qowl – voice] of their fall, at the cry the noise [qowl – voice] thereof was heard in the Red sea [where the oppressors meet their end].

The cup spoke of, above in Jeremiah 49:12, is the same judgment Jeremiah speaks of several other times, from the word kowc, meaning “to hold together; a cup (as a container), often figuratively, a lot (as if a potion); also some unclean bird, probably an owl (perhaps from the cup-like cavity of its eye).” As we’ve seen, with regard to the eyes of the owl, it speaks of those who hunt their prey in the pervading ignorance, darkness in which they are able to see. This aspect is also the “cup” in which is contained His judgment, in which the LORD, to those executing it, gives sight.

Jeremiah 16
3 For thus says the LORD concerning the sons and concerning the daughters that are born in this place, and concerning their mothers that bare them, and concerning their fathers that begat them in this land;
4 They shall die of grievous deaths; they shall not be lamented; neither shall they be buried [because they are alive in the flesh while truly dead in mind, and ignorant in the darkness]; but they shall be as dung upon the face of the earth: and they shall be consumed by the sword [this word of God, as He speaks from my mouth and hand], and by famine [without this word]; and their carcasses shall be meat for the fowls of heaven [the owls, those who have understanding and see in the darkness], and for the beasts of the earth [those without the Spirit, who devour men’s minds and bodies].
5 For thus says the LORD, Enter not into the house of mourning, neither go to lament nor bemoan them: for I have taken away my peace from this people, says the LORD, even lovingkindness and mercies.
6 Both the great and the small shall die in this land: they shall not be buried [because they are the dead in the flesh here in hell, of which all, except the very elect, are ignorant], neither shall men lament for them, nor cut themselves, nor make themselves bald for them:
7 Neither shall men tear themselves for them in mourning, to comfort them for the dead; neither shall men give them the cup of consolation [tanchuwm – this same judgment, this word that comfort those who are, by it, led into all truth: seeing and understanding it is the LORD manifesting His presence to save those who receive Him at His appearing and kingdom, to judge the quick and the dead] to drink for their father or for their mother.
8 You shall not also go into the house of feasting, to sit with them to eat and to drink [their own ways and ideas, saying it is in the LORD’s name, because, as Isaiah tells us in Isaiah 28:8 For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place clean.].
9 For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will cause to cease out of this place in your eyes [you shall understand the darkness], and in your days, the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride.
10 And it shall come to pass, when you shall show this people all these words, and they shall say unto you, “Wherefore has the LORD pronounced all this great evil against us? or what is our iniquity? or what is our sin that we have committed against the LORD our God?”
11 Then shall you say unto them, “Because your fathers have forsaken me, says the LORD, and have walked after other gods, and have served them, and have worshipped them, and have forsaken me, and have not kept my law;
12 And you have done worse than your fathers; for, behold, you walk every one after the imagination of his evil heart, that they may not hearken unto me:
13 Therefore will I cast you out of this land into a land that you know not [as it is this day], neither you nor your fathers; and there shall you serve other gods day and night; where I will not show you favor.
14 Therefore, behold, the days [have] come, says the LORD, that it shall no more be said, ‘The LORD lives, that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt;’
15 But, ‘The LORD lives, that brought up the children of Israel [all God’s people who receive Him and follow Him] from the land of the north [out of darkness and ignorance, into His marvelous light, in which is the life of the world], and from all the lands whither he had driven them:’ and I will bring them again into their land [into ONE BODY of Christ] that I gave unto their fathers.”

The word “consolation,” tanchuwm in verse 7 above, is used four other times, all plainly speaking of what it is and from where it comes.

In Job 15:11 it is the secrets of God, that only He knows and which only He reveals; to manifest His presence to those He chooses and calls out of the darkness.

Job 15
11 Are the consolations [tanchuwm] of God small with you? is there any secret thing with you?

The word (tanchuwm) appears one other time in Job, in Job 21:2, as I say to you, saying, “Hear diligently my speech, and let this be your consolations [tanchuwm].”

Isaiah 66
5 Hear the word of the LORD, you that tremble at his word; Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name’s sake, said, Let the LORD be glorified: but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.
6 A voice of noise from the city, a voice from the temple, a voice of the LORD that renders recompense to his enemies.
7 Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child.
8 Who has heard such a thing? who has seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.
9 Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? says the LORD: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? says your God.
10 Rejoice you with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all you that love her: rejoice for joy with her, all you that mourn for her:
11 That you may suck, and be satisfied with the breasts of her consolations [tanchuwm]; that you may milk out, and be delighted with the abundance of her [wisdom’s] glory.
12 For thus says the LORD, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream: then shall you suck, you shall be borne upon her sides, and be dandled upon her knees.
13 As one whom his mother comforts, so will I comfort you [leading you into all truth]; and you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.
14 And when you see [understand] this, your heart shall rejoice, and your bones shall flourish like an herb: and the hand of the LORD shall be known toward his servants, and his indignation toward his enemies.
15 For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire.
16 For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many.
17 They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine’s flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, says the LORD.
18 For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory.

21 And I will also take of them for priests and for Levites, says the LORD.
22 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, says the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain.
23 And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, says the LORD.
24 And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcasses of the men that have transgressed against me the dead alive in the flesh, in hell]: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh [that comes to life from the dead, by receiving the LORD].

Jeremiah 25
12 And it shall come to pass, when seventy years are accomplished, that I will punish the king of Babylon [of confusion’s rule over the earth], and that nation, says the LORD, for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans [those who’ve used lies and deception to lead the earth into delusion and insanity], and will make it perpetual desolations.
13 And I will bring upon that land all my words which I have pronounced against it, even all that is written in this book, which Jeremiah has prophesied against all the nations [all who don’t know the LORD, even the ignorant who say they do as they worship idols, abominations, put in His place].
14 For many nations and great kings [misleaders] shall serve themselves of them also: and I will recompense them according to their deeds, and according to the works of their own hands.
15 For thus says the LORD God of Israel unto me; Take the wine cup [kowc] of this fury at my hand, and cause all the nations, to whom I send you, to drink it.
16 And they shall drink, and be moved, and be mad, because of the sword that I will send among them.
17 Then took I the cup [kowc] at the LORD’s hand, and made all the nations to drink, unto whom the LORD had sent me:
18 To wit, Jerusalem, and the cities of Judah [the current crop of misleaders], and the kings thereof, and the princes thereof, to make them a desolation, an astonishment, a hissing [drawing attention to this], and a curse; as it is this day;

27 Therefore you shall say unto them, Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Drink you, and be drunken, and spue, and fall, and rise no more, because of the sword which I will send among you.
28 And it shall be, if they refuse to take the cup [kowc] at your hand to drink, then shall you say unto them, Thus says the LORD of hosts; You shall certainly drink.
29 For, lo, I begin to bring evil on the city which is called by my name, and should you be utterly unpunished? You shall not be unpunished: for I will call for a sword upon all the inhabitants of the earth, says the LORD of hosts.
30 Therefore prophesy you against them all these words, and say unto them, The LORD shall roar from on high, and utter his voice from his holy habitation; he shall mightily roar upon his habitation; he shall give a shout, as they that tread the grapes, against all the inhabitants of the earth.
31 A noise shall come even to the ends of the earth; for the LORD has a controversy with the nations, he will plead with all flesh; he will give them that are wicked to the sword, says the LORD.

Jeremiah 51
6 Flee out of the midst of Babylon [come out of confusion into the light], 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 recompense.
7 Babylon has been a golden cup [kowc] in the LORD’s hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad [insane].
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 [‘erets – into the new earth, leaving the confusion and insanity of the old]: for her judgment reached 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.

Psalms 94
1 O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongs; O God, to whom vengeance belongs, show yourself.
2 Lift up yourself, you judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud.
3 LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph?
4 How long shall they utter and speak hard things [‘athaq – arrogance]? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?
5 They break in pieces your people, O LORD, and afflict your heritage.
6 They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.
7 Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.
8 Understand, you brutish among the people: and you fools, when will you be wise?
9 He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?
10 He that chastises [corrects] the heathen, shall not he correct [His children]? he that teaches man knowledge, shall not he know?
11 The LORD knows the thoughts of man, that they are vanity [worthless].
12 Blessed is the man whom you chasten [correct], O LORD, and teach 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 [into which they have blindly fallen].
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 slips; your mercy, O LORD, held me up.
19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me your comforts [Your leading me into all truth] delight my soul.
20 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with you, which frames mischief [against Your culture] by a law [by which they reverse good and evil and make their delusions 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.

But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

The above, 2 Timothy 3:13, comes as Paul tells Timothy of the end of the priest resisting his work (God’s in him) to free God’s people from the hold of oppressors, as the priest of Egypt resisted Moses. He says the above comes after the defeat of the priests, when God’s people are free, and the oppressors, the evil seducers, continue to deceive and some choose to remain oppressed in deception, as some decided to stay in Egypt.

After the above, Paul goes on to tell Timothy (the LORD tells me) to continue to lead well, as God has taught me, giving the gifts as He’s given them. This is the pattern of leading them to the sea and the enemies pursuing, even into the parted waters, so that, once God’s people passed through, the waters destroy the evil seduction of the deceivers.

2 Timothy 3
14 But continue you in the things which you have learned and have been assured of, knowing of whom [they were given from the LORD Himself] you have learned them;
15 And that from a child you have known the holy scriptures, which are able to make you wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
16 All scripture is given by inspiration [beathed into us] of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God [in the New Testament only said of Timothy] may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

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

The following, ending with Psalms 49, is from the post of 18 April 2022:

The word “appearing,” in verse 1 & 8 above, speaking of the LORD here in me to judge the quick and the dead, is the Greek word epiphaneia (epiphany), meaning “a manifestation, i.e. (specially) the advent of Christ (past or future):–appearing, brightness.”

The crowning (crown of righteousness) Paul tells of occurs at this epiphany: seeing it is the “brightness” of His understanding in our flesh that reveals Him, which is our crowning.

The word (epiphaneia) is used four other times, all describing this manifestation in the flesh, according to the scriptures.

1 Timothy 6
11 But you, O man of God [Tim of Theos], flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto you are also called, and have professed a good profession before many witnesses.
13 I give you charge in the sight of God, who quickens all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession;
14 That you keep this commandment without spot, unrebukable, until the appearing [epiphaneia] of our LORD Jesus Christ [SEEN in our flesh]:
15 Which in his times he shall show, [crowning] who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and LORD of lords;
16 Who only has immortality, dwelling in the light [in the understanding that only God has and gives to the son he chooses] which no man can approach unto; whom no man has seen, nor can see: 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, willing to communicate [this word of God as received];
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 [the words of those whose words curse God’s people to ignorance] and vain [worthless] babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called [the science of the day that lies to enforce evil]:
21 Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with you. Amen.

2 Timothy 1
7 For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love [agape – freely, without bounds, giving us all understanding], and of a sound mind.
8 Be not you therefore ashamed of the testimony of our LORD [who is alive in me], 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 [phanaroo] by the appearing [epiphaneia] of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who has abolished death [showing Himself alive in me], and has brought life and immortality to light [understanding] 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 [which the world is without {tohuw}] 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 dwells in us.

1 Timothy 3
14 These things write I unto you, hoping to come unto you shortly:
15 But if I tarry long, that you mayest know how you ought [the manner of God] to behave yourself in the house [the family – species of Tim] of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest [phanaroo] in the flesh, justified in the Spirit [while unknown], seen of angels [those who become his messengers to the heirs of eternal life], preached unto the Gentiles [those who don’t know God, even those ignorant of Him while saying they do], believed on in the world, received up into glory [as the son of man must be lifted up, as Moses lifted the serpent in the wilderness].

1 Timothy 4
1 Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
3 Forbidding to marry [holding you down – forbidding you from rising to join the LORD in His ONE BODY], and commanding to abstain from meats [this deep understanding], which God has created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe [He is speaking] and know the truth.

2 Thessalonians 2
7 For the mystery of iniquity does already work: only he who now lets [katecho – holds down] will let [will hold down by apostasy, standing away, from the LORD and His truth], until he be taken out of the way [mesos – from among us].
8 And then shall that Wicked [the misleaders in who is the spirit of the Satan: resisting and opposing the plan and will of God] be revealed, whom the LORD shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness [epiphaneia] of his coming:
9 Even him [the LORD in me], whose coming is after the working of Satan [misleading all the world into ignorance, confusion, and now insanity] with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love [agape – this word of God freely given] of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion [see Isaiah 66:4 below for the reason they went insane], that they should believe a lie:
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

Isaiah 66
Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delights in their abominations.
4 I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spoke, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.
5 Hear the word of the LORD, you that tremble at his word; Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name’s sake, said, Let the LORD be glorified: but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.
6 A voice of noise from the city, a voice from the temple, a voice of the LORD that renders recompence to his enemies.
7 Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child.
8 Who has heard such a thing? who has seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.
9 Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? says the LORD: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? says your God.

2 Thessalonians 2
13 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the LORD, because God has from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our LORD Jesus Christ.
15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which you have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
16 Now our LORD Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which has loved us, and has given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,
17 Comfort your hearts, and establish you in every good word and work.

Titus 2
11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation has appeared [epiphaneia] to all men,
12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing [epiphaneia] of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ;
14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise you.

Psalms 49
1 Hear this, all you people; give ear, all you inhabitants of the world:
2 Both low and high, rich and poor, together.
3 My mouth shall speak of wisdom; and the meditation of my heart shall be of understanding.
4 I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp.
5 Wherefore should I fear in the days of evil, when the iniquity of my heels shall compass me about?
6 They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;
7 None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him:
8 (For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceases forever:)
9 That he should still live forever, and not see corruption.
10 For he sees that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others.
11 Their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue forever, and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their own names.
12 Nevertheless man being in honor abides not: he is like the beasts that perish.
13 This their way is their folly: yet their posterity approves their sayings. Selah.
14 Like sheep they are laid in the grave [sheol – the habitation of the dead: hell]; death shall feed on them; and the upright [yashar] shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their beauty shall consume in the grave [sheol – hell] from their dwelling.
15 But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave [hell]: for he shall receive me. Selah.
16 Be not you afraid when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased;
17 For when he dies he shall carry nothing away: his glory shall not descend after him.
18 Though while he lived he blessed his soul: and men will praise you, when you do well to yourself.
19 He shall go to the generation of his fathers; they shall never see light.
20 Man that is in honor, and understands not, is like the beasts that perish.

These final verses speak of those in the family of God naturally, flesh lacking His Spirit and therefore without understanding, in positions of honor. It says those whose “inward thoughts” are their folly, as beasts without understanding, pass them on to successive generations. Through these generations, these men’s ways and ideas become dominant and result in the decay of the knowledge of God, and those who follow them (ignorance), are like sheep laid in a grave (beasts that perish in hell).

This decay is the condition and cause now seen in the world and among God’s people who, as fallen stars, no longer shine in heaven during the darkness (no longer have understanding to combat the ignorance). The good news is then described, when the morning comes and light returns, bringing the epiphany, when the upright are raised from hell, have dominion, and the so-called beauty (see Ezekiel 28:12 below) of the ignorant (in honor as princes and kings among God’s people) is consumed in the grave (hell) where they dwell.

The Hebrew word rendered “consumed” in verse 14 above is balah, meaning “to fail; by implication to wear out, decay (causatively, consume, spend):–consume, enjoy long, become (make, wax) old, spend, waste.”

Here is what the LORD says of this time, this moment when His immutable promise manifests into reality by Him Alone:

Thus says the LORD of hosts [who is a man of war], I took you from the sheepcote, even from following the sheep, that you should be ruler over my people Israel:
8 And I have been with you whithersoever you have walked, and have cut off all your enemies from before you, and have made you a name like the name of the great men that are in the earth.
9 Also I will ordain a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, and they shall dwell in their place, and shall be moved no more; neither shall the children of wickedness waste [balah] them any more, as at the beginning,
10 And since the time that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel. Moreover I will subdue all your enemies. Furthermore I tell you that the LORD will build you a house.
11 And it shall come to pass, when your days be expired that you must go to be with your fathers, that I will raise up your seed after you, which shall be of your sons; and I will establish his kingdom.
12 He shall build me a house, and I will establish his throne forever.
13 I will be his father, and he shall be my son: and I will not take my mercy away from him, as I took it from him that was before you:
14 But I will settle him in mine house and in my kingdom forever: and his throne shall be established for evermore.

Psalms 32
1 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
2 Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputes not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile [nothing misleading].
3 When I kept silence [not teaching God’s treasures], my bones waxed old [balah – decayed] through my roaring [ignorance] all the day long.
4 For day and night [when understanding turned into ignorance] your hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought [for not hearing the word of God] of summer. Selah.
5 I acknowledge my sin unto you, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
6 For this [forgiveness] shall every one that is godly pray unto you in a time when you mayest be found [for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God]: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him [destroying him].
7 You are my hiding place; you shall preserve me from trouble; you shall compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.
8 I [the LORD himself] will instruct you and teach you in the way which you shall go: I [the LORD] will guide you with mine eye.
9 Be you not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto you [choose not to speak and teach the corrupt words you’ve inherited from deceivers and evil seducers]
10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked [who put their trust in the false rock, as princes and kings from who flows corruption]: but he that trusts in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about. [from Jonah, who also found himself in the belly of hell {sheol – Jonah 2:2}, Jonah 2: 8 They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.]
11 Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, you righteous: and shout for joy, all you that are upright [yashar – as in Psalms 49:14 above] in heart [who the LORD, at His rising, shall raise from hell into heaven {full understanding} – as in 1 Thessalonians 4:17].

Exodus 15
1 Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying, I will sing unto the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider has he thrown into the sea.
2 The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him a habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
3 The LORD is a man of war: the LORD 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 [this word from His mouth as His sword], 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 [the elements of hidden understanding were brought together] 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 [the invading army of immigrants who refused to assimilate into our better culture].
15 Then the dukes of Edom [the enemies among us claiming to be our brethren, calling for peace while they are at war with us] shall be amazed; the mighty men of Moab [the mouths of men which are as the gates of hell holding the world therein], trembling shall take hold upon them; all the inhabitants of Canaan [those who don’t know God, who now possess our land] shall melt away.
16 Fear and dread shall fall upon them; by the greatness of your arm they shall be as still as a stone; till your people pass over, O LORD, till the people pass over, which you have purchased.
17 You shall bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of your inheritance, in the place, O LORD, which you have made for you to dwell in, in the Sanctuary, O LORD, which your hands have established.
18 The LORD shall reign forever and ever.
19 For the horse of Pharaoh [the great house of oppression] 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.

Isaiah 51
4 The LORD God has given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: he wakens morning by morning, he wakens mine ear to hear as the learned.
5 The LORD God has opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back.
6 I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face [the presence of God in me] from shame and spitting.
7 For the LORD God will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.
8 He is near that justifies me; who will contend with me? let us stand together: who is mine adversary? let him come near to me.
9 Behold, the LORD God will help me; who is he that shall condemn me? lo, they all shall wax old [balah] as a garment; the moth shall eat them up.
10 Who is among you that fear the LORD, that obey the voice of his servant, that walk in darkness [who remain among the ignorant], and has no light [no understanding]? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God.
11 Behold, all you that kindle a fire [speaks your own words and call it understanding], that compass yourselves about with sparks: walk in the light [understanding] of your fire [your own words], and in the sparks that you have kindled [that cause others to speak the same ignorance]. This shall you have of mine hand; you shall lie down in sorrow.

Isaiah 51
1 Hearken to me, you that follow after righteousness, you that seek the LORD: look unto the rock whence you are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence you are digged.
2 Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you [original teaching from those who heard, believed, and saw God manifested in His work]: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.
3 For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.
4 Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation: for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my judgment to rest for a light [understanding] of the people.
5 My righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth, and mine arms shall judge the people; the isles shall wait upon me, and on mine arm shall they trust.
6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens [where understanding should be], and look upon the earth beneath [where the words of men now dominate]: for the heavens [the corrupt understand put in the place of God’s] shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth [the words and works thereof] shall wax old [balah] like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be forever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.
7 Hearken unto me, you that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear you not the reproach of men, neither be you afraid of their revilings.
8 For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool: but my righteousness shall be forever, and my salvation from generation to generation.

Ezekiel 28
1 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus [the false rock, from who flows the words that cannot be trusted], Thus says the LORD God; Because your heart is lifted up, and you have said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet you are a man, and not God, though you set your heart as the heart of God:
3 Behold, you are wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from you:
4 With your wisdom and with your understanding you have gotten you riches, and have gotten gold and silver into your treasures:
5 By your great wisdom and by your traffic have you increased your riches, and your heart is lifted up because of your riches:
6 Therefore thus says the LORD God; Because you have set your heart as the heart of God [and put yourself in His place, while teaching your own ideas and words];
7 Behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon you, the terrible of the nations: and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of your wisdom, and they shall defile your brightness.
8 They shall bring you down to the pit, and you shall die the deaths of them that are slain in the midst of the seas [as were the Egyptian army].
9 Will you yet say before him that slays you, I am God? but you shall be a man, and no God, in the hand of him that slays you.
10 You shall die the deaths of the uncircumcised [be dead while in the flesh] by the hand of strangers: for I have spoken it, says the LORD God.
11 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus [the false rock, who is the origin of the words that flow through the prince of Tyrus], and say unto him, Thus says the LORD God; You seal up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
13 You have been in Eden [as a serpent in] the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of your tabrets and of your pipes was prepared in you in the day that you were created.
14 You are the anointed cherub that covers [the mercy seat, who was created to give My words as I gave them to you, and instead you use your position of honor to give your own words]; and I have set you so: you were upon the holy mountain of God; you have walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
15 You were perfect in your ways from the day that you were created, till iniquity [misleading – the true original sin, Satan putting himself in God’s place] was found in you.
16 By the multitude of your merchandise [your creations] they have filled the midst of you with violence, and you have sinned: therefore I will cast you as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy you, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
17 Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty, you have corrupted your wisdom by reason of your brightness [your own self-created understanding that misleads the world]: I will cast you to the ground, I will lay you before kings, that they may behold you.
18 You have defiled your sanctuaries by the multitude of your iniquities, by the iniquity of your traffic; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of you [which you have kindled], it shall devour you, and I will bring you to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold you.
19 All they that know you among the people shall be astonished at you: you shall be a terror, and never shall you be any more.
20 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
21 Son of man, set your face against Zidon [those who hunt souls], and prophesy against it,
22 And say, Thus says the LORD God; Behold, I am against you, O Zidon [those who hunt souls]; and I will be glorified in the midst of you: and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall have executed judgments in her, and shall be sanctified in her.
23 For I will send into her pestilence, and blood into her streets; and the wounded shall be judged in the midst of her by the sword [this word from My mouth] upon her on every side; and they shall know that I am the LORD.
24 And there shall be no more a pricking brier [misleaders overgrowing the garden] unto the house of Israel, nor any grieving thorn [misleaders grown by neglected] of all that are round about them, that despised them; and they shall know that I am the LORD God.
25 Thus says the LORD God; When I shall have gathered [into ONE BODY] the house of Israel [all God’s people of the promise] from the people among whom they are scattered, and shall be sanctified in them [declared the holy one, separate to the work of God: to save the lost] in them in the sight of the heathen, then shall they dwell in their land that I have given to my servant Jacob.
26 And they shall dwell safely therein, and shall build houses, and plant vineyards; yea, they shall dwell with confidence, when I have executed judgments upon all those that despise them round about them; and they shall know that I am the LORD their God.

1 Corinthians 15
42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:
43 It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
44 It is sown a natural [flesh] body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam is [the firstborn from the dead] made a quickening spirit [bringing the dead, in the flesh, to light {understanding} which is life – John 1: 4 In him was life; and the life was the light {understanding} of men.].
46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural [dead while in the flesh]; and afterward that which is spiritual.
47 The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the LORD from heaven.
48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly [fully understanding death and life], such are they also that are heavenly.
49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God [only the mind does]; neither does corruption inherit incorruption.
51 Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound [calling all to gather in ONE Body in the resurrection], and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory [when we realize our spirit comes to life in the flesh].
55 O death, where is your sting? O grave [hell], where is your victory?

Psalms 102
1 Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come unto you.
2 Hide not your face [presence] from me in the day when I am in trouble; incline your ear unto me: in the day when I call answer me speedily.
3 For my days are consumed like smoke, and my bones are burned as a hearth.
4 My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread.
5 By reason of the voice of my groaning my bones cleave to my skin.
6 I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert.
7 I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the house top.
8 Mine enemies reproach me all the day; and they that are mad [insane] against me are sworn against me.
9 For I have eaten ashes like bread, and mingled my drink with weeping.
10 Because of your indignation and your wrath: for you have lifted me up, and cast me down.
11 My days are like a shadow that declines; and I am withered like grass.
12 But you, O LORD, shall endure forever; and your remembrance unto all generations.
13 You shall arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favor her, yea, the set time, is come.
14 For your servants take pleasure in her stones, and favor the dust thereof.
15 So the heathen shall fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth your glory.
16 When the LORD shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory.
17 He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.
18 This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the LORD.
19 For he has looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the LORD behold the earth;
20 To hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death;
21 To declare the name of the LORD in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem;
22 When the people are gathered together, and the kingdoms, to serve the LORD.
23 He weakened my strength in the way; he shortened my days.
24 I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days: your years are throughout all generations.
25 Of old have you laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of your hands.
26 They shall perish, but you shall endure: yea, all of them shall wax old [balah] like a garment; as a vesture shall you change them, and they shall be changed:
27 But you are the same, and your years shall have no end.
28 The children of your servants shall continue, and their seed shall be established before you.

The pride of God’s people testifies to their face: and they do not return to the LORD their God, nor seek him for all this.

The pride of God’s people testifies to their face: and they do not return to the LORD their God, nor seek him for all this.

There is now much discussion about the many versions of the false prophet’s so-called rapture. The debate is about which version is the truth, while the reality is they all got it wrong. These same fictioneers and their false visions (molten images) are the corrupt foundation that keeps God’s people from hearing and seeing Him present.

They (the false teachers and false prophets) look for some fictitious antichrist when they are those possessed by the spirit of Satan: with all deceivableness of unrighteousness, sitting in God’s place, as if they are Him, resisting and opposing His work and word.

They (the false teachers and false prophets) are those who hold God’s people down (katecho – let) and will hold them down until taken out of the way (mesos – out of our midst).

When the title, a derivative of Hosea 7:10, speaks of these men, swelled with “pride,” the word used is ga’own. It is the same word used by Jeremiah when speaking of this end time, as the “swelling [ga’own] of Jordan.” The Jordan, meaning descent, speaks of the words of men that carry, have carried, all humanity into death and hell.

As we know, the Jordan river flows into the Dead Sea, the lowest land-based elevation and the deepest salt-water lake on earth. It (the Dead Sea – death) is the darkened deep spoken of in Genesis 1:2, without form and void, minus light or life.

It is against the words (of false teachers and false prophets) that have led all into death, the gates of hell by which they are there held, the LORD, as a roaring Lion, has come. The only thing that keeps His presence a secret is the “pride” of these same gates of hell, which are still misleading.

Isaiah 45
15 Truly you are a God that hides yourself [from the ignorant, by their ignorance], O God of Israel, the Savior.
16 They shall be ashamed [when they don’t reach the end they said they knew], and also confounded, all of them: they shall go to confusion together that are makers of idols.
17 But Israel [God’s people] shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting salvation: you shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end.
18 For thus says the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he has established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.
19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place [of the ignorant] of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, [diligently] Seek you me in vain: I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.
20 Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together [into My ONE BODY], you that are escaped of the nations [those who, by their ignorance, don’t know Me]: they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save.
21 Tell you, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who has declared this from ancient time? who has told it from that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Savior; there is none beside me.
22 Look unto me, and be you saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.
23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.
24 Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed.
25 In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.

The morbid paradox is the LORD is very obviously present, and those who know it best are these same wicked men, rebellious angels, hiding Him by their misleading: their swelled rivers carrying the world in continual descent.

Hosea 7
1 When I would have healed Israel, then the iniquity of Ephraim [God’s people in this evil generation] was discovered, and the wickedness of Samaria [who’ve put idols in God’s place and call them by His name]: for they commit falsehood; and the thief comes in, and the troop of robbers spoils without.
2 And they consider not in their hearts that I remember all their wickedness: now their own doings have beset them about; they are before my face [in My Presence].
3 They make the king [Brandon and Francis] glad with their wickedness, and the princes [their minions] with their lies.
4 They are all adulterers, as an oven heated by the baker, who ceases from raising after he has kneaded the dough, until it be leavened [fully corrupted].
5 In the day of our king the princes have made him sick with bottles of wine [that brought the world into a stuper]; he stretched out his hand with scorners.
6 For they have made ready their heart [altered and corrupted all discourse, destroying the foundations of reality] and like an oven, whiles they lie in wait: their baker sleeps all the night; in the morning it burns as a flaming fire.
7 They are all hot as an oven, and have devoured their judges [and there is no good judgment]; all their kings are fallen: there is none among them that calleth unto me.
8 Ephraim, he has mixed himself among the people [who don’t know Me]; Ephraim is a cake not turned.
9 Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knows it not [because they have become ignorant of My ways]: yea, gray hairs are here and there upon him [this is their old age], yet he knows not.
10 And the pride of Israel testifies to his face: and they do not return to the LORD their God, nor seek him for all this.
11 Ephraim also is like a silly dove [who is the sign of the end, and is ignorant of it] without heart: they call to Egypt [their oppressors], they go to Assyria [the communists].
12 When they shall go, I will spread my net upon them; I will bring them down as the fowls of the heaven; I will chastise [correct] them, as their congregation has heard.
13 Woe unto them! for they have fled from me: destruction unto them! because they have transgressed against me: though I have redeemed them, yet they have spoken lies against me.
14 And they have not cried unto me with their heart, when they howled upon their beds: they assemble themselves for corn and wine, and they rebel against me.
15 Though I have bound and strengthened their arms, yet do they imagine mischief against me.
16 They return [to their misleaders whose pride carried them here], but not to the Most High: they are like a deceitful bow: their princes shall fall by the sword for the rage of their tongue: this shall be their derision [confusion and insanity, not knowing reality] in the land of Egypt [the oppressor they call to for help].

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

Jeremiah 50
28 The voice of them that flee and escape out of the land of Babylon [from the confusion that rules the world], to declare in Zion the vengeance of the LORD our God, the vengeance of his temple.
29 Call together the archers against Babylon: all you that bend the bow, camp against it round about; let none thereof escape: recompense her according to her work; according to all that she has done, do unto her: for she has been proud against the LORD, against the Holy One of Israel [who is a man of war].
30 Therefore shall her young men fall in the streets, and all her men of war shall be cut off in that day, says the LORD.
31 Behold, I am against you, O you most proud, says the LORD God of hosts [who is a man of war]: for your day is come, the time that I will visit you.
32 And the most proud shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up: and I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it shall devour all round about him.
33 Thus says the LORD of hosts; The children of Israel and the children of Judah were oppressed together: and all that took them captives held them fast [who will hold them down, until they are taken out of the way]; they refused to let them go.
34 Their Redeemer is strong; the LORD of hosts is his name: he shall thoroughly plead their cause, that he may give rest to the land, and disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon.
35 A sword is upon the Chaldeans [those who use their word to deceive, mislead, manipulate, and control], says the LORD, and upon the inhabitants of Babylon, and upon her princes, and upon her wise men.
36 A sword is upon the liars; and they shall dote [be proud of their lies]: a sword is upon her mighty men; and they shall be dismayed [confused by their own insanity].
37 A sword is upon their horses, and upon their chariots, and upon all the mingled people that are in the midst of her; and they shall become as women: a sword is upon her treasures; and they shall be robbed.
38 A drought is upon her waters; and they shall be dried up: for it is the land of graven images, and they are mad [insane] upon their idols.
39 Therefore the wild beasts of the desert [those desolate without the Spirit] with the wild beasts [without His Spirit] of the islands [without God’s word] shall dwell there, and the owls [who hunt souls in the darkness] shall dwell therein: and it shall be no more inhabited [by the living] forever; neither shall it be dwelt in [by the living] from generation to generation.
40 As God overthrew Sodom [flaming] and Gomorrah [ruin] and the neighbor cities thereof, says the LORD; so shall no man abide there, neither shall any son of man dwell therein.
41 Behold, a people shall come from the north, and a great nation, and many kings shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth.
42 They shall hold the bow and the lance: they are cruel, and will not show mercy: their voice shall roar like the sea, and they shall ride upon horses, every one put in array, like a man to the battle, against you, O daughter of Babylon [confusion].
43 The king of Babylon [Brandon and Francis] has heard the report of them, and his hands waxed feeble: anguish took hold of him, and pangs as of a woman in travail.
44 Behold, he [the LORD, who is a man of war] shall come up [rise] like a lion from [against] the swelling [ga’own] of Jordan unto the habitation of the strong: but I will make them [the misleaders] suddenly run away from her [My people]: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over her? for who is like me? and who will appoint me the time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before me?
45 Therefore hear you the counsel of the LORD, that he has taken against Babylon [the confusion that rules the old and ending world]; and his purposes, that he has purposed against the land of the Chaldeans [the misleaders]: Surely the least of the flock [I Am] shall draw them out: surely he shall make their habitation desolate with them.
46 At the noise [My voice] of the taking of Babylon the earth is moved, and the cry is heard among the nations [who haven’t know Me or My ways].

Zechariah 11
1 Open your doors, O Lebanon [high places where purity should be seen], that the fire may devour your cedars [those whose pride tells them they are pure and innocent].
2 Howl, fir tree; for the cedar is fallen; because the mighty are spoiled: howl, O you oaks of Bashan; for the forest of the vintage is come down.
3 There is a voice of the howling of the shepherds [the corrupt leader who are misleaders]; for their glory is spoiled: a voice of the [LORD, who is a man of war] roaring of young lions; for the pride [ga’own – swelling] of Jordan is spoiled.
4 Thus says the LORD my God; Feed the flock of the slaughter;
5 Whose possessors slay them, and hold themselves not guilty: and they that sell them say, Blessed be the LORD; for I am rich: and their own shepherds pity them not.
6 For I will no more pity the inhabitants of the land, says the LORD: but, lo, I will deliver the men every one into his neighbor’s hand, and into the hand of his king: and they shall smite the land, and out of their hand I will not deliver them.
7 And I will feed the flock of slaughter, even you, O poor of the flock. And I took unto me two staves; the one I called Beauty, and the other I called Bands; and I fed the flock.
8 Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my soul loathed them [because they are misleaders], and their soul also abhorred me.

Isaiah 48
12 Hearken unto me [and stop listening to and following these misleaders], O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last.
13 Mine hand also has laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand has spanned the heavens: when I call unto them, they stand up together.
14 All you, assemble yourselves, and hear; which among them has declared these things? The LORD has loved him: he will do his pleasure on Babylon, and his arm shall be on the Chaldeans.
15 I, even I, have spoken; yea, I have called him: I have brought him, and he shall make his way prosperous.
16 Come you near unto me, hear you this; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I: and now the LORD God, and his Spirit, has sent me.
17 Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD your God which teaches you to profit, which leads you by the way that you shouldest go.
18 O that you had hearkened to my commandments! then had your peace been as a river, and your righteousness as the waves of the sea:
19 Your seed also had been as the sand, and the offspring of your bowels like the gravel thereof; his name should not have been cut off nor destroyed from before me.
20 Go you forth of Babylon, flee you from the Chaldeans, with a voice of singing declare you, tell this, utter it even to the end of the [old] earth; say you, The LORD has redeemed his servant Jacob.
21 And they thirsted not when he led them through the deserts: he caused the waters to flow out of the rock for them: he clave the rock also, and the waters gushed out.
22 There is no peace, says the LORD, unto the wicked.

These proud people, the misleaders, are identified by Jeremiah. He says, in Jeremiah 12:2, they are those the LORD has planted, in whose mouth He is near, but He is far from their reins. He says they are the wicked who prosper, who are saying, “He shall not see our last end.”

The LORD then responds to this complaint, saying to Jeremiah:

5 If you have run with the footmen, and they have wearied you, then how can you contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein you trusted, they wearied you, then how will you do in [the last end, which I do see] the swelling [ga’own – pride] of Jordan?
6 For even your brethren, and the house of your father, even they have dealt treacherously with you; yea, they have called a multitude after you: believe them not [because they are false teachers and false prophets], though they speak fair words unto you.
7 I have forsaken mine house, I have left mine heritage; I have given the dearly beloved of my soul into the hand of her enemies.
8 Mine heritage is unto me as a lion in the forest; it crieth out against me: therefore have I hated it.
9 Mine heritage is unto me as a speckled bird, the birds round about are against her; come you, assemble all the beasts of the field, come to devour.
10 Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.
11 They have made it desolate, and being desolate it mourns unto me; the whole land is made desolate, because no man lays it to heart.
12 The spoilers are come upon all high places through the wilderness: for the sword of the LORD shall devour from the one end [of the old] of the land [earth] even to the other end [the beginning of the new] of the land [earth]: no flesh shall have peace.
13 They have sown wheat, but shall reap thorns [misleaders]: they have put themselves to pain, but shall not profit: and they shall be ashamed of your revenues because of the fierce anger of the LORD.
14 Thus says the LORD against all mine evil neighbors [who say they are our countrymen and brethren], that touch the inheritance which I have caused my people Israel to inherit; Behold, I will pluck them out of their land [the old corrupt earth into the new], and pluck out the house of Judah from among them.
15 And it shall come to pass, after that I have plucked them out I will return, and have compassion on them, and will bring them again, every man to his heritage, and every man to his land.
16 And it shall come to pass, if they will diligently learn the ways of my people, to swear by my name, The LORD lives; as they taught my people to swear by Baal [the idols the put in My place]; then shall they be built in the midst of my people.
17 But if they will not obey, I will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation, says the LORD.

Jeremiah 13
1 Thus says the LORD unto me, Go and get you a linen girdle [the provision of righteousness], and put it upon your loins, and put it not in water [mix it not, the word of God, with the word of men].
2 So I got a girdle [received this providence] according to the word of the LORD, and put it on my loins.
3 And the word of the LORD came unto me the second time, saying,
4 Take the girdle that you have got, which is upon your loins, and arise, go to Euphrates, and hide it there in a hole of the rock [in the tomb when it dies].
5 So I went, and hid it by Euphrates, as the LORD commanded me.
6 And it came to pass after many days, that the LORD said unto me, Arise, go to Euphrates, and take the girdle from thence, which I commanded you to hide there.
7 Then I went to Euphrates, and digged, and took the girdle from the place where I had hid it [in death]: and, behold, the girdle was marred, it was profitable for nothing.
8 Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
9 Thus says the LORD, After this manner will I mar [shachath – decay into ruin – My people’s knowledge of My righteousness] the pride [ga’own] of Judah, and the great pride [ga’own] of Jerusalem.
10 This evil people, which refuse to hear my words, which walk in the imagination of their heart, and walk after other gods [men in My place], to serve them, and to worship them, shall even be as this girdle, which is good for nothing.
11 For as the girdle cleaves to the loins of a man, so have I caused to cleave unto me the whole house of Israel and the whole house of Judah, says the LORD; that they might be unto me for a people, and for a name, and for a praise, and for a glory: but they would not hear.
12 Therefore you shall speak unto them this word; Thus says the LORD God of Israel, Every bottle shall be filled with wine: and they shall say unto you, Do we not certainly know that every bottle shall be filled with wine?
13 Then shall you say unto them, Thus says the LORD, Behold, I will fill all the inhabitants of this land, even the kings that sit upon David’s throne, and the priests, and the prophets, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, with drunkenness.
14 And I will dash them one against another, even the fathers and the sons together, says the LORD: I will not pity, nor spare, nor have mercy, but destroy them.
15 Hear you, and give ear; be not proud: for the LORD has spoken.
16 Give glory to the LORD your God, before he cause darkness, and before your feet stumble upon the dark mountains, and, while you look for light, he turn it into the shadow of death, and make it gross darkness.
17 But if you will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret places for your pride; and mine eye shall weep sore, and run down with tears, because the LORD’s flock is carried away captive.
18 Say unto the king and to the queen, Humble yourselves, sit down: for your principalities shall come down, even the crown of your glory.
19 The cities of the south shall be shut up, and none shall open them: Judah shall be carried away captive all of it, it shall be wholly carried away captive.
20 Lift up your eyes, and behold them that come from the north [out of ignorance]: where is the flock that was given you, your beautiful flock?
21 What will you say when he shall punish you? for you have taught them to be captains, and as chief over you: shall not sorrows take you, as a woman in travail?
22 And if you say in your heart, Wherefore come these things upon me? For the greatness of your iniquity are your skirts discovered, and your heels made bare.
23 Can the Ethiopian [those covered in darkness] change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may you also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.
24 Therefore will I scatter them as the stubble that passes away by the wind of the wilderness.
25 This is your lot, the portion of your measures from me, says the LORD; because you have forgotten me, and trusted in falsehood.
26 Therefore will I discover your skirts upon your face, that your shame may appear.
27 I have seen your adulteries, and your neighing, the lewdness of your whoredom, and your abominations on the hills in the fields. Woe unto you, O Jerusalem! will you not be made clean? when shall it once be?

The word the LORD uses when He, in verse 27 above, asks when His people will be made “clean,” is the Hebrew word taher, meaning “to be bright [light]; i.e. (by implication) to be pure (physical sound, clear, unadulterated; Levitically, uncontaminated; morally, innocent or holy).”

Jeremiah answers the question the one other time He uses the word, in Jeremiah 33:8. It, in context, is also spoken of by Ezekiel and Malachi: in Ezekiel 37:23 and Malachi 3:3.

Jeremiah 33
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, 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 [taher] 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: 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, 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 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

As we’ve seen, speaking of the provision, the word rendered “tells,” in verse 13 above, 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 times 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 [manah] 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.

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

Malachi 3
1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the LORD, whom you seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom you delight in: behold, he shall come, says the LORD of hosts.
2 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appears? for he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap:
3 And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier [taher] of silver: and he shall purify [taher] the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.
4 Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the LORD, as in the days of old, and as in former years.
5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, says the LORD of hosts.
6 For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore you sons of Jacob are not consumed.
7 Even from the days of your fathers you are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, says the LORD of hosts. But you said, Wherein shall we return?
8 Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed me. But you say, Wherein have we robbed you? In tithes and offerings.
9 You are cursed with a curse: for you have robbed me, even this whole nation.
10 Bring you all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, says the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
11 And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, says the LORD of hosts.
12 And all nations shall call you blessed: for you shall be a delightsome land, says the LORD of hosts.
13 Your words have been stout against me, says the LORD. Yet you say, What have we spoken so much against you?
14 You have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinance, 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.

Job 37
15 Do you know when God disposed them, and caused the light [understanding] of his cloud to shine?
16 Do you know the balancing [what is poised there to be sent] of the clouds, the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge?
17 How your garments are warm, when he quiets the earth by the south wind [which bring the showers of His word from heaven]?
18 Have you with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as a molten looking glass?
19 Teach us what we shall say unto him; for we cannot order our speech by reason of darkness [ignorance].
20 Shall it be told him that I speak? if a man speaks, surely he shall be swallowed up.
21 And now men see not the bright light [understanding] which is in the clouds [reserved there unto fire and judgment that bring the new earth]: but the wind passes, and cleanses [taher] them.
22 Fair weather comes out of the north [out of darkness by His light]: with God is terrible majesty.
23 Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict.
24 Men do therefore fear him: he respects not any that are wise of heart.

Psalms 51
1 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to your lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of your tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse [taher] me from my sin.
3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.
4 Against you, you only, have I sinned, and done this evil in your sight: that you might be justified when you speak, and be clear when you judge.
5 Behold, I was shaped in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
6 Behold, you desire truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part you shall make me to know wisdom.
7 Purge me with hyssop [should be ‘ezowr – girdle, Your provision], and I shall be clean [taher]: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which you have broken may rejoice.
9 Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
11 Cast me not away from your presence; and take not your holy spirit from me.
12 Restore unto me the joy of your salvation; and uphold me with your free spirit.
13 Then will I teach transgressors your ways; and sinners shall be converted unto you.
14 Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, O God, you God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of your righteousness.
15 O LORD, open you my lips; and my mouth shall show forth your praise.
16 For you desire not sacrifice; else would I give it: you delight not in burnt offering.
17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
18 Do good in your good pleasure unto Zion: build you the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then shall you be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon your altar.

And when David had made an end of offering the burnt offerings and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD.

And when David had made an end of offering the burnt offerings and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD.

The above, 1 Chronicles 16:2, occurs after David brought the Ark of God into the midst of the tent he pitched for it. The following verses tell of the priests praising the LORD God, making music, and blowing trumpets continually before the Ark, while others recorded the events.

David then delivers a psalm of thanks to the LORD, in which is the word of God to us today, now when His presence is known, and his voice is heard calling all His faithful people to gather to Him in ONE BODY of Christ. This BODY is His temple, which he promised and sent me (the son of David) to build. “And all the people said, Amen, and praised the LORD.”

1 Chronicles 16
7 Then on that day David delivered first this psalm to thank the LORD into the hand of Asaph [the gatherer] and his brethren.
8 Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.
9 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk you of all his wondrous works.
10 Glory you in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that [diligently] seek the LORD.
11 Seek the LORD and his strength [that comes from deep understanding], seek his face [presence] continually.
12 Remember his marvelous works that he has done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;
13 O you seed of Israel his servant, you children of Jacob, his chosen ones.
14 He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth.
15 Be you mindful always of his covenant; the word which he commanded to a thousand generations;
16 Even of the covenant which he made with Abraham, and of his oath unto Isaac [children of His promise];
17 And has confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant,
18 Saying, Unto you will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance;
19 When you were but few, even a few, and strangers in it.
20 And when they went from nation to nation, and from one kingdom to another people;
21 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes,
22 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.
23 Sing unto the LORD, all the earth; show forth from day to day his salvation.
24 Declare his glory among the heathen; his marvelous works among all nations.
25 For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised: he also is to be feared above all gods.
26 For all the gods of the people are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.
27 Glory and honor are in his presence; strength and gladness are in his place.
28 Give unto the LORD, you kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD glory and strength.
29 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.
30 Fear before him, all the earth: the world also shall be stable, that it be not moved.
31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The LORD reigns.
32 Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof: let the fields rejoice, and all that is therein.
33 Then shall the trees [the upright] of the wood sing out at the presence of the LORD, because he comes to judge the earth.
34 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endures forever.
35 And say you, “Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather us together [into Your ONE BODY], and deliver us from the heathen, that we may give thanks to your holy name, and glory in your praise.
36 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel forever and ever.”
And all the people said, Amen, and praised the LORD.

The Hebrew words above rendered “gather us together” and “deliver” are qabats and natsal. In this verse the LORD dispels (ends the spell of) the false doctrine of the rapture, here telling us the true meaning is to gather us into His hand, in ONE BODY with Him.

As we know, the word natsal is the equivalent of the Greek harpazo, the word rendered “caught up” in 1 Thessalonians 4:17 and used in Jude 1:23 to tell us it is the LORD “pulling” us from the (tribulation) fires.

Here are the definitions from the Strong’s Hebrew and Greek Dictionaries:

Strong’s #6908: qabats (pronounced kaw-bats’); a primitive root; to grasp, i.e. collect:–assemble (selves), gather (bring) (together, selves together, up), heap, resort, X surely, take up.

Strong’s #5337: natsal (pronounced naw-tsal’); a primitive root; to snatch away, whether in a good or a bad sense:- X at all, defend, deliver (self), escape, X without fail, part, pluck, preserve, recover, rescue, rid, save, spoil, strip, X surely, take (out).

Strong’s #726: harpazo (pronounced har-pad’-zo); from a derivative of 138; to seize (in various applications):–catch (away, up), pluck, pull, take (by force).

1 Thessalonians 4
17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up [harpazo – pulled] together [into ONE BODY] with them [the sleeping dead awakened from the corrupt churches] in the clouds [where understand was held when it left the earth], to meet the LORD in the air [clear sight]: and so shall we ever be with the LORD.

Jude 1
23 And others save with fear [telling them they are in danger of perishing with the misleader they are following], pulling [harpazo] them out of the fire [of tribulation]; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh [the misleading, corrupt doctrine, of those resisting the LORD].

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.

In context, natsal is the word rendered “plucked” in Zechariah 3:2 as the LORD rebukes Satan, who is standing at Joshua’s right hand resisting (satan) the LORD as He is cleansing him. This is the LORD foretelling this time, when He is cleansing His people, who are a Holy Priesthood. Satan here represents the misleaders among us claiming they are of God, while they refuse and resist His purging us of their corruption (false doctrines, as idols they put in His place).

Zechariah 2
5 For I, says the LORD, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her.
6 Ho, ho, come forth, and flee from the land of the north [darkness and ignorance], says the LORD: for I have spread you abroad as the four winds of the heaven, says the LORD.
7 Deliver yourself, O Zion, that dwellest with the daughter of Babylon [of confusion].
8 For thus says the LORD of hosts [who is, I AM, a man of war]; After the glory has he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that touches you touches the apple of his eye.
9 For, behold, I will shake mine hand upon them, and they shall be a spoil to their servants: and you shall know that the LORD of hosts has sent me.
10 Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of you, says the LORD.
11 And many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day, and shall be my people: and I will dwell in the midst of you, and you shall know that the LORD of hosts has sent me unto you.
12 And the LORD shall inherit Judah [His elect remnant – now alive] his portion in the holy land, and shall choose Jerusalem [His sleeping people at large] again.
13 Be silent, O all flesh, before the LORD: for he is raised up out of his holy habitation.

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

Jeremiah 33
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.

1 Peter 2
1 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speaking [put away, come out from, all these false and misleading doctrines],
2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk [first principles] of the word, that you may grow thereby:
3 If so be you have tasted that the LORD is gracious.
4 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,
5 You also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Zion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believes on him shall not be confounded.
7 Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,
8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness [ignorance] into his marvelous light [understanding];
10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles [all who don’t know God, even the dead and sleeping in the church, who says they know Him while worshipping idols they put in His place]: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers [calling God’s truth misleading], they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

The LORD gathering His ONE BODY is spoken of in Ezekiel 37:21, after we’re told of His bringing us from the grave to life in the flesh. He then breathes His Spirit into us, and we are gathered into the hand of (the son of man) David.

Ezekiel 37
9 Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus says the LORD God; Come from the four winds [where God’s people are scattered], O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.
10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.
11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.
12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus says the LORD God; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.
13 And you shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,
14 And shall put my spirit in you, and you shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall you know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, says the LORD.
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 [BODY] in your hand.
18 And when the children of your people shall speak unto you, saying, Will you not show us what you mean by these?
19 Say unto them, Thus says the LORD God; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick, and they shall be one [BODY] 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 [qabats] them on every side [into ONE BODY], and bring them into their own land:
22 And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king [the son of man, the son of David] shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all.
23 Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwelling-places, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their God.
24 And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them.
25 And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children’s children forever: and my servant David shall be their prince forever.
26 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore.
27 My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
28 And the heathen shall know that I the LORD do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.

I asked the LORD, How is it that I Am the son of David?

Matthew 22
35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,
36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said unto him, You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
42 Saying, What think you of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David.
43 He says unto them, How then does David in spirit call him LORD, saying [in Psalms 110:1],
44 The LORD said unto my LORD, Sit you on my right hand, till I make your enemies your footstool?
45 If David then call him LORD, how is he his son?
46 And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.

Hebrews 3
3 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest [in the order of Melchisedec] of our profession, Christ Jesus;
2 Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house.
3 For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who has built the house has more honor [time – Tim] than the house.
4 For every house is built by some man; but he that built all things is God [Theos].
5 And Moses truly was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after;
6 But Christ as a son [of David] over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.
7 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost says, Today if you will hear his voice,
8 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
9 When your fathers tempted me [doubted My presence], proved me, and saw my works forty years.
10 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do always err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.
11 So I swore in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)

The parenthetical verses above are quoted from Psalms 95:7 thru 11, which follow verses that explain the verses before the above telling of God as the king and builder of all things.

Psalms 95
1 O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.
2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.
3 For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
4 In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also.
5 The sea [humanity] is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.
6 O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.
7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. Today if you will hear his voice, [by which he creates, builds, His house].

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

The word “king,” speaking of God in Psalms 95:3 above, is melek, which, with the word tsekeq (righteous), make up the name Melchizedek (Melchisedec): King of righteousness.

Hebrews 7
1 For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;
2 To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace;
3 Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abides a priest continually.

As we know, Hebrews is a letter of introduction, introducing Timothy (half Greek, half Hebrew) to the Hebrews, as a High Priest (Bishop of Ephesus) outside the Levitical order, in the order of Melchisedec, made like unto the Son of God, a priest forever.

The King (melek) and David’s LORD (‘Adown) are one in the same: Joseph, from who (Ephraim) comes Joshua the son of Nun (Jesus the perpetual son – Jehovah’s Salvation in the flesh, in the order of Melchizedek). As we’ve seen, as is the king line, David is an Ephraimite living in Bethlehem Judah. We’re told in Genesis 49 it (the king line) would be there until Shiloh (the king of peace) comes, who is the Shepherd and Stone of Joseph.

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 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.

Psalms 105
15 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.
16 Moreover he called for a famine upon the land: he brake the whole staff of bread.
17 He sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was sold for a servant:
18 Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he was laid in iron:
19 Until the time that his word came: the word of the LORD tried him.
20 The king sent and loosed him; even the ruler of the people, and let him go free.
21 He made him [Joseph] LORD [‘Adown] of his house [the LORD of the House of David], and ruler of all his substance:
22 To bind his princes at his pleasure; and teach his senators wisdom.

This portion of Psalms 105 shows the point where it differs from the thanks giving psalm in 1 Chronicles 16 above. In this Psalm David himself reveals who the ‘Adown is, who is the Father (Joseph) of Jesus, Joshua, David, and the King line.

Micah 4
1 But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it.
2 And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
3 And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
4 But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the LORD of hosts has spoken it.
5 For all people will walk every one in the name of his god, and we will walk in the name of the LORD our God forever and ever.
6 In that day, says the LORD, will I assemble her that halts [was lame – went astray], and I will gather [qabats – into ONE BODY] her that is driven out, and her that I have afflicted;
7 And I will make her that halted [went lame] a remnant, and her that was cast far off a strong nation: and the LORD shall reign over them in mount Zion from henceforth, even forever.
8 And you, O tower of the flock, the strong hold of the daughter of Zion, unto you shall it come, even the first dominion; the kingdom shall come to the daughter of Jerusalem.
9 Now why do you cry out aloud? is there no king [melek] in you? is your counselor perished? for pangs have taken you as a woman in travail.
10 Be in pain, and labor to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail: for now shall you go forth out of the city, and you shall dwell in the field, and you shall go even to Babylon [into confusion and tribulation]; there shall you be delivered [natsal – caught up, pulled from the fires]; there the LORD shall redeem you from the hand of your enemies [the misleaders, possessed by the spirit of Satan, who resist and oppose the LORD].
11 Now also many nations are gathered against you, that say, Let her be defiled, and let our eye look upon Zion.
12 But they know not the thoughts of the LORD, neither understand they his counsel: for he shall gather [qabats] them [into ONE BODY] as the sheaves into the floor.
13 Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion: for I will make your horn iron, and I will make your hoofs brass: and you shall beat in pieces many people: and I will consecrate their gain unto the LORD, and their substance unto the LORD [‘Adown – King] of the whole earth.

Psalms 106
43 Many times did he deliver [natsal] them; but they provoked him with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity.
44 Nevertheless he regarded their affliction, when he heard their cry:
45 And he remembered for them his covenant, and repented according to the multitude of his mercies.
46 He made them also to be pitied of all those that carried them captives.
47 Save us, O LORD our God, and gather [qabats – into ONE BODY] us from among the heathen, to give thanks unto your holy name, and to triumph in your praise.
48 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise you the LORD.

Psalms 144
1 Blessed be the LORD my strength which teaches my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:
2 My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdues my people under me.
3 LORD, what is man, that you takes knowledge of him! or the son of man, that you make account of him!
4 Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passes away.
5 Bow your heavens, O LORD, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.
6 Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot out your arrows, and destroy them.
7 Send your hand from above; rid me, and deliver [natsal – pluck] me [as Jonah] out of great waters, from the hand of strange children;
8 Whose mouth speaks vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
9 I will sing a new song unto you, O God: upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto you.
10 It is he that gives salvation unto kings [melek]: who delivers David his servant from the hurtful sword.
11 Rid me, and deliver [natsal – pluck] me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speaks vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood:
12 That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace:
13 That our garners may be full, affording all manner of store: that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our streets:
14 That our oxen may be strong to labor; that there be no breaking in, nor going out; that there be no complaining in our streets.
15 Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the LORD.

Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

The word above, John 5:28 & 29, rendered “damnation” is the Greek word krisis (crisis), meaning “decision (subjectively or objectively, for or against); by extension, a tribunal; by implication, justice (especially, divine law).”

As seen in the previous post, this is the parting of the two ways: the decision point upon the world. The one way, the self-condemning decision, is choosing the darkness when the other way, light, has come.

John 3
3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Truly, truly, I say unto you, Except a man be born again [by God’s Spirit, from the dead], he cannot see the kingdom of God.
4 Nicodemus [those who have gotten the victory over the “crowd think”] says unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?
5 Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say unto you, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh is [dead] flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit [of God’s in him] is [living] spirit.
7 Marvel not that I said unto you, You must be born again.
8 The wind blows [the Spirit of God moves] where it lists [where God wills], and you hear the sound [of His voice] thereof, but [because He is veiled in flesh, you] cannot tell from where it comes, and where it goes [which is His Spirit bringing you to life]: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?
10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Are you a master [teacher of the Law] of Israel, and know not these things [have you not read Ezekiel, or have you read and not understood because God has blinded your eyes, as Isaiah said]?
11 Truly, truly, I say unto you, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen [because He has revealed it to us, by His Spirit alive in us]; and you receive not our witness.
12 If I have told you earthly things, and you believe not, how shall you believe, if I tell you of heavenly [fully understood] things?
13 And no man has ascended up to heaven [the place where full understanding is], but he that came down from heaven [born again by God’s understanding, the light that is life – John 1:4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.], even the Son of man which is in heaven [among us in the flesh with full understanding].
14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness [so all who look to him wouldn’t be effected into death by the words, venom, of the serpents, misleaders, among them], even so must the Son of man be lifted up [so all through Him will SEE the light and come to life]:
15 That whosoever believes [that Father is] IN HIM [speaking salvation], should not perish, but have eternal life.
16 For God so [in this manner] loved [agapao – freely gave us understanding, to be given as received] the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish [from following the venomous teaching and advice of the ignorant], but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved [as is His manner, Jehovah’s Salvation, Jesus, manifested in the flesh, the living God, come to save His children who He reproduces after His own kind, born again in His likeness].
18 He that believes on him is not condemned: but he that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed [that Jehovah is speaking] in the name of [Jesus, Jehovah’s Salvation in] the only begotten Son of God.
19 And this is the condemnation [krisis – the decision point], that light [understanding] is come into the world, and men loved darkness [ignorance of God’s manner, which is the status quo] rather than light [understanding], because their deeds were evil [misleading].
20 For every one that does evil [misleads] hates the light [hates the knowledge of God], neither comes to the light [His understanding], lest his deeds should be reproved.
21 But he that does truth comes to the light [understanding], that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

31 He that comes from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaks of the earth: he that comes from heaven [in who God’s Spirit lives by His light] is above all.
32 And what he has seen and heard, that he testifies; and no man receives his testimony.
33 He that has received his testimony has set to his seal that God is true.
34 For he whom God has sent speaks the words of God: for God gives not the Spirit by measure unto him.
35 The Father loves [agapao – give His treasure from heaven to] the Son, and has given all things [full understanding] into his hand.
36 He that believes on the Son [that the Father has given Him understanding that he gives] has everlasting life: and he that believes not the Son shall not SEE life; but the wrath of God abides on him.

John 5
20 For the Father loveth the Son, and shows him all things that himself does: and he will show him greater works than these, that you may marvel.
21 For as the Father raises up the dead, and quickens [brings the dead into life] them; even so the Son quickens [brings dead flesh into life] whom he will.
22 For the Father judges no man, but has committed all judgment [krisis – to bring the light that is the decision point] unto the Son:
23 That all men should honor [timao] the Son, even as they honor the Father. He that honors [timao] not the Son honors [timao] not the Father which has sent him.
24 Truly, truly, I say unto you, He that heareth my word [receives the light that is life], and believes on him that sent me, has everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation [krisis – because they have already chosen good]; but is passed from death unto life.
25 Truly, truly, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.
26 For as the Father has life in himself; so has he given to the Son to have life in himself;
27 And has given him authority to execute judgment [krisis – bring this decision point] also, because he is the Son of man.
28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation [krisis – when they must choose between staying with their evil or coming to the good: the life in the light].
30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment [krisis] is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which has sent me.

37 And the Father himself, which has sent me, has borne witness of me. You have neither heard his voice [from me] at any time, nor seen his shape [in me].
38 And you have not his word abiding in you: for whom he has sent, him you believe not.
39 Search the scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
40 And you will not come to me, that you might have life.
41 I receive not honor from men.
42 But I know you, that you have not the love [agapa – you have not received this word] of God in you.
43 I am come in my Father’s name, and you receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him you will receive.
44 How can you believe, which receive honor one of another, and seek not the honor that comes from God only?
45 Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuses you, even Moses, in whom you trust.
46 For had you believed Moses, you would have believed me; for he wrote of me.
47 But if you believe not his writings, how shall you believe my words?

John 7
24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment [krisis – make decisions based on what is understood, not by appearance].
25 Then said some of them of Jerusalem, Is not this he, whom they seek to kill?
26 But, lo, he speaks boldly, and they say nothing unto him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is the very Christ?
27 Howbeit we know this man whence he is: but when Christ comes, no man knows where he is [because they judge according to appearance – looking for what they have imagined].
28 Then cried Jesus in the temple as he taught, saying, You both know me, and you know whence I am: and I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom you know not [because He is the Father, Jehovah, veiled in a flesh body].
29 But I know him: for I am from him, and he has sent me.

37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink [of these life-giving waters].
38 He that believes on me, as the scripture has said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water [see Ezekiel 47:9 below].
39 (But this spoke he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
40 Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet [Deuteronomy 18:15 & 18].

Ezekiel 47
1 Afterward he brought me again unto the door of the house; and, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward: for the forefront of the house stood toward the east, and the waters came down from under from the right side of the house, at the south side of the altar.
2 Then brought he me out of the way of the gate northward [toward darkness], and led me about the way without unto the utter gate by the way that looks eastward [where the light first appears after darkness]; and, behold, there ran out waters on the right side.
3 And when the man that had the line in his hand went forth eastward [into the light], he measured a thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters [this word flowing from the throne of God and the lamb]; the waters were to the ankles.
4 Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through the waters; the waters were to the knees. Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through; the waters were to the loins.
5 Afterward he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could not pass over: for the waters were risen, waters to swim in, a river that could not be passed over.
6 And he said unto me, Son of man, have you seen this? Then he brought me, and caused me to return to the brink of the river.
7 Now when I had returned, behold, at the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other.
8 Then said he unto me, These waters issue out toward the east country [carrying the understanding to those who will receive it], and go down into the desert [the places that are desolate because they are without the waters, this word, from heaven], and go into the sea [flowing to the people at large]: which being brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be healed [there is no longer death in the waters, the words, of men who hold the world in darkness as the shadow of death].
9 And it shall come to pass, that every thing that lives, which moves, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live: and there shall be a very great multitude of fish [life in the waters], because these waters shall come there: for they shall be healed; and every thing shall live whither the river comes.

Revelation 22
1 And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life [the One Body of Christ], 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 [the Father manifested in the son]; and his name [Tim of God, who is Jesus: Jehovah’s Salvation in the flesh: Christ: the anointed son of God] shall be in their foreheads.
5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the LORD God gives them light [understanding]: and they shall reign forever and ever.
6 And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the LORD God of the holy prophets sent his angel to show unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.
7 Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keeps the sayings of the prophecy of this book.
8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which showed me these things.
9 Then said he unto me [as I say to 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, 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 loveth and makes a lie.
16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I Am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that hears say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
18 For I testify unto every man that hears the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
20 He which testifies these things says, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, LORD Jesus.
21 The grace of our LORD Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

John 12
19 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive you how you prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him.
20 And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast:
21 The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus.
22 Philip came and told Andrew: and again Andrew and Philip told Jesus.
23 And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.
24 Truly, truly, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abides alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.
25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hates his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.
26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honor.
27 Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour.
28 Father, glorify your name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.
29 The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spoke to him.
30 Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, but for your sakes.
31 Now is the judgment [krisis – the decision point] of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.
32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.
33 This he said, signifying what death he should die.
34 The people answered him, We have heard out of the law that Christ abides forever: and how sayest you, The Son of man must be lifted up? who is this Son of man?
35 Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knows not whither he goes.
36 While you have light, believe in the light, that you may be the children of light. These things spoke Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.
37 But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him:
38 That the saying of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spoke, LORD, who has believed our report? and to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
39 Therefore they could not believe, because that Isaiah said again,
40 He has blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.
41 These things said Isaiah, when he saw his glory, and spoke of him.
42 Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue:
43 For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
44 Jesus cried and said, He that believes on me, believes not on me, but on him that sent me.
45 And he that sees me sees him that sent me.
46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believes on me should not abide in darkness.
47 And if any man hears my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
48 He that rejects me, and receives not my words, has one that judges him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.
49 For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.
50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.

In these last verses, overlapping John 1:4, we see that the word spoken, the Father’s words in the son, are the light that is life everlasting.

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 [the understanding] of men.
5 And the light 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, that all men through him might believe.
8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
9 That was the true Light, which lights [freely gives understanding to] 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.
15 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spoke, He that comes after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.
16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.
17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
18 No man has seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he has declared him.

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 commit 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 sinneth has not seen him, neither known him.
7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that does righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
8 He that commits sin is of the devil; for the devil sins from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the [misleading] works of the devil.
9 Whosoever is born of God does not commit sin; for his seed remains in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever does not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
11 For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous.
13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abides in death.
15 Whosoever hates his brother is a murderer: and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
17 But whoso has this world’s good [this word of God], and sees his brother have need, and shuts up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?
18 My little children, let us not love in word [only], neither in tongue [only]; but in deed and in truth.

The above speaks against the choice made by most modern churches, loving in word only, while in works, they victimize and accuse their neighbors, for the same reasons Cain did Abel.

These so-called “Christians” and “Jews,” joining with heathen child murderers and abusers, vote into power thieves and robbers, cooperate with the lies and deceptions of know liars and false accusers, call delusions reality, and together they are hell-bent on destroying our better culture.

As often stated, the above is a product of losing the “culture war.” These same wicked people convinced us, nation and culture, to be silent about our (Christian) standard of morality (righteousness). The lie was that there is such a thing as a society without a moral standard. As we see now, when we became without form, the standard of unrighteousness rushed into this void, thereby reversing the definitions of good and evil, and our children are now taught to choose evil and refuse good.

The ideas of sorcery, witchcraft, and spells cast: words crafted and delivered to change and control people, are now nothing more than mass marketing of ideas. What is created are popular prejudices that become the accepted norms of society, if evil then, after its own kind/manner, the society is evil; if good (righteous), after the manner of God, His children are righteous.

Friends, we have and are living through the greatest learning experience in history, the experiment from which these truths are again proven (actual “science,” not the popular corrupt form of the day that lies about reality to enforce evil). Our (human) minds are created to process this information, and seeing the posited aspects manifested, respond in a way that alters and corrects the course.

Luke 11
Blessed are they that hear 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: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonah the prophet [who, coming from the belly of hell, called all to repentance].
30 For as Jonah was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this [evil] generation.
31 The queen of the south [who heard of Solomon, and coming to him, she saw the things heard confirmed/proved] shall rise up [come to life from the dead] in the judgment [krisis] with the men of this [evil] generation, and condemn them [because they teach that evil is good and good is evil]: 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 [come to life from the dead] in the judgment [krisis] with this generation, and shall condemn it [because they teach that evil is good and good is evil]: 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], that they which come in may see the light [see the understanding He has given us].
34 The light [understanding] of the body is the eye [seeing as God sees]: therefore when your eye is single [when we are ONE BODY by ONE UNDERSTANDING], your whole body also is full of light; but when your eye is evil [as is the ignorant generation], your body also is full of darkness [ignorance, confusion, and now delusion and insanity].
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.
37 And as he spoke, a certain Pharisee [those who divide God’s people by their evil eye] besought him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to meat.
38 And when the Pharisee saw it, he marveled that he had not first washed before dinner. [Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.]
39 And the LORD said unto him, Now do you Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness.
40 You fools, did not he that made that which is without make that which is within also?
41 But rather give alms of such things as you have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you.
42 But woe unto you, Pharisees! for you tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment [krisis] and the love of God: these ought you to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
43 Woe unto you, Pharisees! for you love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets.
44 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them.
45 Then answered one of the lawyers, and said unto him, Master, thus saying you reproach us also.
46 And he said, Woe unto you also, you lawyers! for you lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and you yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.
47 Woe unto you! for you build the sepulchers of the prophets, and your fathers killed them.
48 Truly you bear witness that you allow the deeds of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and you build their sepulchers.
49 Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute:
50 That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this [evil] generation;
51 From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias which perished between the altar and the temple: truly I say unto you, It shall be required of this [evil] generation.
52 Woe unto you, lawyers! for you have taken away the key of knowledge: you entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in you hindered.
53 And as he said these things unto them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge him vehemently, and to provoke him to speak of many things:
54 Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.

Matthew 5
8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
13 You are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
14 You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.
15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it gives light unto all that are in the house.
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
18 For truly I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Jeremiah 51
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 [the middle land]: for his device is against Babylon [against the confusion of this evil generation], to destroy it; because it is the vengeance of the LORD, the vengeance of his temple.
12 Set up the standard [nec – upon which the LORD is raised, as Moses raised the serpent in the wilderness] upon the walls of Babylon [against the lies that produced the confusion now turned insanity: the world unable to distinguish between their delusions and reality], make the watch strong, set up the watchmen, prepare 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, 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 against you.
15 He has made the earth by his power, he has established 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 causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth: he makes lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures.
17 Every man is brutish by his knowledge; every founder is confounded by the graven image [the lies they’ve created]: for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them [they are the words of the dead].
18 They are vanity [worthless], the work of errors: in the time of their visitation 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 of his inheritance: the LORD of hosts [who is a man of war] is his name.

Psalms 19
1 The heavens [full understanding] declare the glory of God; and the firmament [where the word is rightly divided] shows his handywork [the work of His hand, His arm revealed to those who’ve believed this report].
2 Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night shows knowledge.
3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard [it is proven in every place by experience/condition].
4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them has he set a tabernacle for the sun [the light to come into man’s darkness, which brings the new day],
5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoices as a strong man to run a race.
6 His going forth is from the end of [the old corrupt understanding and beginning the new] the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends 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 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.

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.

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.

The word “choose” above is the Hebrew word bara’, the same word in Genesis 1:1 used to speak of when God “created” heaven and earth. As we know, the following verse (Genesis 1:2), speaking of heaven and earth, describes the earth becoming (hayah), without form (tohuw), and void (bohuw). It then speaks of (old) heaven (the understanding given by God) and the earth’s condition’s effect on it, saying, “darkness was upon the face of the deep [understanding hidden below the surface of the waters].”

This effect of earth on heaven, and heaven on earth, is what the LORD (Matthew 16:18 & 19) tells Peter of after he sees the Father in the son, and, in the pattern of Jonah, comes from the belly of hell. Speaking of the effect, He says, “upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto you the keys [to unlock understanding] of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

The Greek word rendered “bound” and “bind” is forty-four times used word deo. It is the word used by Luke, in Luke 13:16, saying “ought not this woman [the church], being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound, lo, these eighteen years [6+6+6], be loosed from this bond [deo] on the sabbath day.”

In context, Luke uses the word one other time, Luke 19:30, “Saying, Go you into the village over against you; in the which at your entering you shall find a colt tied [deo], whereon yet never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither.”

As we know, this “colt” describes God’s lowly people, as spoken of in Zechariah 9:9, upon who the LORD comes.

Zechariah 9
8 And I will encamp about mine house because of the army, because of him that passes by, and because of him that returns: and no oppressor shall pass through them any more: for now have I seen with mine eyes.
9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, your King comes unto you: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass [His elect remnant – Judah, the new crop of leaders], and upon a colt the foal of an ass [Ephraim, Israel, God’s people at large].
10 And I will cut off the chariot [that carry the oppressors against us in this war] from Ephraim, and the horse from [the strength of the wicked that hold] Jerusalem [the state of peace that flows from following God’s leadership], and the battle bow shall be cut off: and he shall speak [the ways of] peace unto the heathen [those who don’t know God, and, therefore, don’t know the ways of peace]: and his dominion [reign] shall be from sea even to sea, and from the river [of life that freely flow to all] even to the ends of the [ending the old and beginning the new] earth.
11 As for you also, by the blood [the necessary sacrifice] of your covenant I have sent forth your prisoners out of the pit wherein is no water.
12 Turn you to the strong hold, you prisoners of hope: even today do I declare that I will render double [the double blessing of Ephraim] unto you;
13 When I have bent Judah [the new crop of leaders] for me, filled the bow with Ephraim [My people in this generation], and raised up your sons, O Zion, against your sons, O Greece [those drunken in the mire they have stirred], and made you as the sword of a mighty man [I Am].
14 And the LORD shall be seen over them, and his arrow [His people with His word] shall go forth as the lightning [giving understand to the earth]: and the LORD God shall blow the trumpet [His voice calling all to the battle], and shall go with whirlwinds of the south [His Almighty Spirit].
15 The LORD of hosts shall defend them; and they shall devour, and subdue with sling stones; and they shall drink [of this life-giving water], and make a noise as through wine [that has changed their minds]; and they shall be filled like bowls [this blood of the LORD’s sacrifice], and as the corners of the altar.
16 And the LORD their God shall save them in that day as the flock of his people: for they shall be as the stones of a crown, lifted up as an ensign upon his land.
17 For how great is his goodness, and how great is his beauty! corn [this feast] shall make the young men cheerful, and new wine the maids.

All the above speaks of how and when the same event occurs: the ending of the old corrupt heaven and earth by the LORD’s creating the new.

Zechariah 10
1 Ask you of the LORD rain [My word from heaven] in the time of the latter rain; so the LORD shall [from the separated element] make bright clouds [where understanding is held when it left the earth], and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field [new life upon the earth].
2 For the idols [the men who put themselves in God’s place] have spoken vanity, and the diviners [who’ve told you they know how He comes] have seen a lie, and have told false dreams; they comfort in vain: therefore they went their [own] way as a flock, they were troubled, because there was no [good] shepherd.
3 Mine anger was kindled against the [misleading] shepherds, and I punished [paqad – visit in judgment] the goats [misleading devils who put themselves in God’s place]: for the LORD of hosts has visited [paqad – in judgment] his flock the house of Judah, and has made them as his goodly horse in the battle [the “ass” and its “colt,” God people now seen as the white horse He rides, in Revelation 19:11].
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 [buwsh – ashamed when the end they said was coming isn’t the ends that have come].
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: yea, their children shall see it, and be glad; their heart shall rejoice in the LORD.
8 I will hiss for them [draw their attention to Me], and gather them; 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 [this land of oppression], and gather them out of Assyria [from the communists that now rule]; and I will bring them into the land of Gilead [this mountain of My testimony] and Lebanon [purity seen in high places]; and place shall not be found for them.
11 And he shall pass through the sea [this generation] with affliction, and shall smite the waves in the sea [the pride of those who have risen up and oppress all people], and all the deeps [the understanding the proud say they have – which is darkness and ignorance] of the river shall dry up: and the pride of Assyria [the communists] shall be brought down, and the scepter of Egypt [the rule of oppressors] shall depart away.
12 And I will strengthen them [by this word] in the LORD; and they shall walk up and down in his name, says the LORD.

Revelation 19
5 And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God [who is the One in us doing the work, sending understanding and strength], all you his servants, and you that fear him, both small and great.
6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude [God’s people at large], and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thundering [the sound of the light, the voice of understanding heard from God’s people], saying, Alleluia [praise Jehovah]: for the LORD God omnipotent [All-Ruling – pantokrator: “God (as absolute and universal sovereign)”] reigns.
7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife has made herself ready.
8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
9 And he said unto me [as I say unto you], Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he says unto me, “These are the true sayings of God.”
10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me [as I say unto you], See you do it not: I am your fellow-servant, and of your brethren that have the testimony of Jesus [testifying that this word is His: Jehovah’s Salvation manifested in the flesh, as is His manner {heurisko – where His salvation is “found”}]: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold [when our eye of understanding are opened, we SEE] 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 [melting away ignorance], and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, [the Word of God] that no man [I Am] knew, but he [a man] 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 [Babylon] was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark [confusion, lies masking deception] of the beast, and them that worshipped his image [his creations – lies of liars, known to those whose eyes have been opened]. 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 [the Word of God] proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

The false prophets are those spoken of in Zechariah 13, who are speaking lies against the LORD, which are as unclean spirits (as frogs hidden below the surface of their waters/words) coming from their mouths.

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 [as describe hereafter].
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 speak 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 [buwsh – confounded] every one of his vision [because they are his own creations, spoken in the LORD’s name], when he has prophesied; neither shall they wear a rough garment to deceive:
5 But he shall say, I am no prophet, I am a husbandman; for man taught me to keep cattle from my youth [these are the false prophets who deny they are those who’ve spoken lies in the LORD’s name and deceived His people into blindness of Him, who now hide themselves saying they are among the “shepherds,” who sit as kings in the LORD’s place].
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 [His fellow shepherds who’ve, by their misleading, nailed, bound, His hand and feet, and hold Him there in the ignorance they continue to teach].
7 Awake, O sword, against my shepherd [ending the kings as He ended the king line, overturning it until he comes whose right it is], 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 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.

Ezekiel 21
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 [this word of God from His mouth], 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 [the scepter to rule, now as dead wood, barren in the hand of those sitting in God’s place].
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 – an investigation], and what if the sword [word of Gpd] contemn [has contempt for] even the rod [the scepter in the hand of the current crop of leaders]? it shall be no more, 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 [the lies and falsehood under which they think they are hidden – Isaiah 28:17 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.].
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 [bara’ – with My word create] you a place, choose [bara’ – with MY word I will create] it at the head of the way to the city.
20 Appoint a way, that the sword may come to Rabbath of the Ammonites [the great men word have scatter My people from Me], and to Judah in Jerusalem the defensed.
21 For the king of Babylon 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, 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.

The word rendered “defensed,” in verse 20 above, is batsar, meaning ” to clip off; specifically (as denominative from 1210) to gather grapes; also to be isolated (i.e. inaccessible by height or fortification).” It is used only one other time by Ezekiel, in Ezekiel 36:35 rendered “become fenced.” It is speaking of the opposite of the other of the two ways, the first scattered from the LORD, and the other fenced (protected) with Him.

Ezekiel 36
16 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
17 Son of man, when the house of Israel dwelt in their own land, they defiled it by their own way and by their doings: their way was before me as the uncleanness of a removed woman.
18 Wherefore I poured my fury upon them for the blood that they had shed upon the land, and for their idols wherewith they had polluted it:
19 And I scattered them among the heathen, and they were dispersed through the countries: according to their way and according to their doings I judged them.
20 And when they entered unto the heathen, whither they went, they profaned my holy name, when they said to them, These are the people of the LORD, and are gone forth out of his land.
21 But I had pity for mine holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the heathen, whither they went.
22 Therefore say unto the house of Israel, thus says the LORD God; I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine holy name’s sake, which you have profaned among the heathen, whither you went.
23 And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen, which you have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, says the LORD God, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes.
24 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.
25 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and you shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.
26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh.
27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and you shall keep my judgments, and do them.
28 And you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and you shall be my people, and I will be your God.
29 I will also save you from all your uncleanness: and I will call for the corn, and will increase it, and lay no famine upon you.
30 And I will multiply the fruit of the tree, and the increase of the field, that you shall receive no more reproach of famine among the heathen.
31 Then shall you remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were not good, and shall loathe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominations.
32 Not for your sakes do I this, says the LORD God, be it known unto you: be ashamed and confounded [buwsh – not reaching the end the false prophets and false teachers said you/they would] for your own ways, O house of Israel.
33 Thus says the LORD God; In the day that I shall have cleansed you from all your iniquities I will also cause you to dwell in the cities, and the wastes shall be built.
34 And the desolate land shall be tilled, whereas it lay desolate in the sight of all that passed by.
35 And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced [batsar], and are inhabited.
36 Then the heathen that are left round about you shall know that I the LORD build the ruined places, and plant that that was desolate: I the LORD have spoken it, and I will do it.
37 Thus says the LORD God; I will yet for this be enquired of by the house of Israel, to do it for them; I will increase them with men like a flock.
38 As the holy flock, as the flock of Jerusalem in her solemn feasts; so shall the waste cities be filled with flocks of men: and they shall know that I am the LORD.

The above: the one flock in the garden of Eden, is then described, in Ezekiel 37, speaking of the LORD’s Spirit in me breathing life into His people, who He says become one tree of life in my hand (by His work through me).

We know from earlier chapters this body is God’s people from all eternity, awakened from hell and brought into Eden.

Ezekiel 31
14 To the end that none of all the trees by the waters exalt themselves for their height, neither shoot up their top among the thick boughs, neither their trees stand up in their height, all that drink water: for they are all delivered unto death, to the nether parts of the earth [hell], in the midst of the children of men, with them that go down to the pit.
15 Thus says the LORD God; In the day when he went down to the grave I caused a mourning: I covered the deep for him, and I restrained the floods thereof, and the great waters [of life] were stayed: and I caused Lebanon [purity in high places] to mourn for him, and all the trees of the field fainted for him.
16 I made the nations to shake at the sound of his fall, when I cast him down to hell with them that descend into the pit: and all the trees of Eden, the choice and best of Lebanon [the pure in high places], all that drink water [from the king the LORD raises for US from the among the dead in hell], shall be comforted [leading us into all truth by His Spirit unknown working] in the nether parts of the earth [hell].
17 They also went down into hell with him unto them that be slain with the sword; and they that were his arm, that dwelt under his shadow in the midst of the heathen.
18 To whom are you thus like in glory and in greatness among the trees of Eden? yet shall you be brought down with the trees of Eden unto the nether parts of the earth [dead in hell]: you shall lie in the midst of the uncircumcised [in the flesh] with them that be slain by the sword. This is Pharaoh [the great house of oppressing kings] and all his multitude, says the LORD God.

Ezekiel 32
24 There is Elam [all those from throughout eternity] and all her multitude round about her grave, all of them slain, fallen by the sword, which are gone down uncircumcised [in the flesh] into the nether parts of the earth [dead in hell], which caused their terror in the land of the living; yet have they borne their shame with them that go down to the pit.
25 They have set her a bed in the midst of the slain with all her multitude: her graves are round about him: all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword: though their terror was caused in the land of the living, yet have they borne their shame with them that go down to the pit: he is put in the midst of them that be slain.
26 There is Meshech [drawn into open sight], Tubal [where the LORD has brought the wicked], and all her multitude: her graves are round about him: all of them uncircumcised [in the flesh], slain by the sword [the word of God that proceeds from His mouth – I Am], though they caused their terror [by lies and misleading] in the land of the living.
27 And they [the wicked] shall not lie with the mighty [God’s sleeping army] that are fallen of the uncircumcised [sleeping in the flesh], which are gone down to hell with their weapons of war: and they have laid their swords under their heads, but their iniquities shall be upon their bones [scattered and dry without this word of God], though they [the wicked] were the terror of the mighty in the land of the living.
28 Yea, you shall be broken [by this word of God, precept and line] in the midst of the uncircumcised [in the flesh], and shall lie with them that are slain with the sword [the word from the mouth of God].
29 There is Edom [the enemies mixed among us, who say they are our countrymen and brothers], her kings, and all her princes, which with their might are laid by them that were slain by the sword: they shall lie with the uncircumcised, and with them that go down to the pit.
30 There be the princes of the north [hidden under their falsehood and lies, their covenant with death and agreement with hell], all of them, and all the Zidonians [who hunt souls], which are gone down with the slain; with their terror they are ashamed [buwsh – confounded] of their might; and they lie uncircumcised with them that be slain by the sword, and bear their shame with them that go down to the pit.
31 Pharaoh shall [the king line shall awaken and] see them, and shall be comforted over [the king, the paraclete, shall lead God’s people into all truth and life from the dead] all his multitude, even Pharaoh and all his army slain by the sword [this word from God mouth – according to scripture], says the LORD God.
32 For I have caused my terror in the land of the living: and he shall be laid in the midst of the uncircumcised with them that are slain with the sword, even Pharaoh and all his multitude, says the LORD God.

The word “terror” above, from the word chittiyth, only appears in Ezekiel 32, once in chapter 26, also rendered terror, and twice in Ezekiel 16, rendered Hittite. This proper name is said to be of the mother who birthed us in the land of our nativity (Eden). The land where this occurs is there said to be Canaan (the Promised Land), and the father is said to be an Amorite (a sayer “in the sense of publicity, i.e. prominence [drawn into open sight],” meaning those who exalt their words against God’s).

This is speaking of the abominations, the ruin (without form and void) into which God sent light, understanding that is the life of the world (the new heaven and earth, heavenly Jerusalem, wherein dwells righteousness, into which we are chastised and scourged).

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

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

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

Ezekiel 16
1 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations,
3 And say, Thus says the LORD God unto Jerusalem; Your birth and your nativity is of the land of Canaan; your father was an Amorite, and your mother an Hittite [chittiyth].
4 And as for your nativity, in the day you were born your navel was not cut, neither were you washed in water to supple you; you were not salted at all, nor swaddled at all.
5 No eye pitied you, to do any of these unto you, to have compassion upon you; but you were cast out in the open field, to the loathing of your person, in the day that you were born.
6 And when I passed by you, and saw you polluted in your own blood, I said unto you when you were in your blood, Live; yea, I said unto you when you were in your blood, Live. [I cut the cord that held you in “terror,” washed {corrected} you from the words of your fathers {the sayers}, and fenced {swaddled} you with my protection in Eden.]

Ezekiel 26
16 Then all the princes [the corrupt leaders] of the sea [of all humanity] shall come down from their thrones, and lay away their robes, and put off their broidered garments: they shall clothe themselves with trembling; they shall sit upon the ground, and shall tremble at every moment, and be astonished at you.
17 And they shall take up a lamentation for you, and say to you, How are you destroyed, that were inhabited of seafaring men, the renowned city, that were strong in the sea, she and her inhabitants, which cause their terror [chittiyth] to be on all [the dead] that haunt it!
18 Now shall the isles [the dry places without this word of God] tremble in the day of your fall; yea, the isles that are in the sea shall be troubled at your departure.
19 For thus says the LORD God; When I shall make you a desolate city, like the cities that are not inhabited; when I shall bring up the deep [understand hidden only in your ignorance] upon you, and great waters [of life] shall cover you;
20 When I shall bring you down with them that descend into the pit, with the people of old time, and shall set you in the low parts of the earth, in places [hell] desolate of old, with them that go down to the pit, that you be not inhabited; and I shall set [My] glory in the land of the living;
21 I will make you a terror, and you shall be no more: though you be sought for, yet shall you never be found again, says the LORD God.

Ezekiel 37
1 The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of [scattered] bones,
2 And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.
3 And he said unto me, Son of man, can these [scattered] bones live? And I answered, O LORD God, you know.
4 Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these [scattered] bones, and say unto them, O you dry bones, hear the word of the LORD [and come together and live].
5 Thus says the LORD God unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath [My Spirit] to enter into you, and you shall live:
6 And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath [My Spirit] in you, and you shall live; and you shall know that I am the LORD.
7 So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise [qowl – My voice from the son of man], and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.
8 And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them [alive in the flesh but without the Spirit of God in them].
9 Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind [of God Almighty, for who nothing is too hard], prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus says the LORD God; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain [as His Spirit has breathed His word upon you], that they may live.
10 So I prophesied [spoke His word] as he commanded me, and the breath [His Spirit] came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.
11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: behold, they say, Our bones are dried, and our hope is lost: we are cut off for our parts.
12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus says the LORD God; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.
13 And you shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,
14 And shall put my spirit in you, and you shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall you know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, says the LORD.
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 [BODY] in your hand.
18 And when the children of your people shall speak unto you, saying, Will you not show us what you mean by these?
19 Say unto them, Thus says the LORD God; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick [‘ets – one tree of life in the garden of Eden], 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 [from among those who don’t know Me], whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land [this land]:
22 And I will make them one nation [ONE BODY of Christ] in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all.
23 Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwelling-places, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their God.
24 And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them.
25 And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children’s children for ever: and my servant David shall be their prince forever.
26 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore.
27 My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
28 And the heathen shall know that I the LORD do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.

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

And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men.

And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men.

As we know, the Assyrian represents the communists now controlling our government (China through Brandon). The name is from the nine times used Hebrews word ‘ashshuwr, meaning a step, and here refers us to the degeneration away from peace (that flows from God), into misery (in Sheol: hell where the dead are held).

The “man” spoken of in the title, Micah 5:5, is the one sent by God, a soldier who restores the peace of His people through war. The “seven shepherds” are the church, the ONE BODY of Christ, from among who comes the “eight principal” men, which speaks of a new (renewed) civil government.

Psalms 17
1 Hear the right, O LORD, attend unto my cry, give ear unto my prayer, that goes not out of feigned [deceptive] lips.
2 Let my sentence come forth from your presence; let your eyes behold the things that are equal.
3 You have proved mine heart; you have visited [paqad] me in the night [when ignorance covers the earth]; you have tried me, and shall find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.
4 Concerning the works of men, by the word of your lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.
5 Hold up my goings [‘ashshuwr] 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 [eye opening] 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 [‘ashshuwr]: 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 [from Your word]: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes.
15 As for me, I will behold your face [paniym – presence] in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with your likeness.

The “hid treasure” in today’s word of God, is His revealing His “likeness.” It (the word “likeness”) is from the nine times used Hebrew word tmuwnah, meaning “from 4327; something portioned (i.e. fashioned) out, as a shape, i.e. (indefinitely) phantom, or (specifically) embodiment, or (figuratively) manifestation (of favor):–image, likeness, similitude.”

Selah!

The word it (tmuwnah) is from (4327) is miyn, “from an unused root meaning to portion out; a sort, i.e. species:–kind.” It (miyn) is used thirty one times, always telling of living things bringing forth after their “own kind.” The word tmuwnah (Tim of [the species] Theos) is telling of the “species” that Is God, who brings forth, after His own kind, many children to His glory.

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 [made us holy as He is holy] and they who are sanctified are all of one [BODY]: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,
12 Saying, I will declare your name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto you.
13 And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God has given me.
14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
16 For truly he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.
17 Wherefore in all things it behooved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
18 For in that he himself has suffered being tempted [peirazo – in testing found himself], he is able to succor [noetheo – rescue, help them find themselves] them that are tempted [peirazo].

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 has 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.
12 Wherefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.
14 Do all things without murmurings and disputing:
15 That you may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom you shine as lights in the world;
16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither labored in vain.
17 Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.
18 For the same cause also do you joy, and rejoice with me.
19 But I trust in the LORD Jesus to send Timotheus shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state.
20 For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state.
21 For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ’s.
22 But you know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father, he has served with me in the gospel.

The word “found,” in verse 8 above, is the Greek word heurisko, meaning “to find (literally or figuratively):–find, get, obtain, perceive, see.”

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

Matthew 7
6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs [whose open mouths are ever barking out their ignorance in the darkness], neither cast you your pearls [these treasures that are the entrance to the kingdom] before swine [who are ever wallowing in the mire they have stirred], lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find [heurisko]; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
8 For every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds [heurisko]; and to him that knocks it shall be opened.
9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?
10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?
11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
12 Therefore all things whatsoever you would that men should do to you, do you even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
13 Enter you in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find [heurisko] it.
15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
16 You shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles [misleaders – false prophets and false teachers mixed among us]?
17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
20 Wherefore by their fruits you shall know them.
21 Not every one that says unto me, LORD, LORD, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, LORD, LORD, have we not prophesied in your name? and in your name have cast out devils? and in your name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity.
24 Therefore whosoever hears these sayings of mine, and does them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

Acts 17
18 Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans [the defenders of the status quo], and of the Stoicks [adherents to human understanding: ignorance of God], encountered him. And some said, “What will this babbler say?” other some, “He seems to be a setter forth of strange gods:” because he preached unto them Jesus [Jehovah’s Salvation risen in the flesh], and the resurrection [of the ONE BODY of Christ].
19 And they took him, and brought him unto Areopagus [Areios Pagos – the high places where God’s war is waged], saying, May we know what this new doctrine, whereof you speak, is?
20 For you bring certain strange things to our ears: we would know therefore what these things mean.
21 (For all the Athenians [uncertainty – unable to know anything, because of endless argument] and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing.)
22 Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars’ hill [Areios Pagos – the high places where God’s war is waged], and said, You men of Athens [men of uncertainty], I perceive that in all things you are too superstitious.
23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, To The Unknown God. Whom therefore you ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.
24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is LORD of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
25 Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he gives to all life, and breath, and all things;
26 And has made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;
27 That they should seek the LORD, if haply they might feel after him, and find [heurisko] him, though he be not far from every one of us:
28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
29 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device.
30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commands all men every where to repent:
31 Because he has appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man [the man spoken of in Micah 5:5] whom he has ordained; whereof he has given assurance unto all men, in that he has raised him from the dead.
32 And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear you again of this matter.

2 Corinthians 5
16 Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
18 And all things are of God, who has reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
19 To wit [hos – in this manner], that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and has committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
20 Now then we are ambassadors [huper – from this superior position as] Christ, as though [hos – in this manner] God did beseech you [dia – through] us: we pray [huper – from this superior position], be you reconciled to God.
21 For he has made him to be sin for us [in our sinful bodies], who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him [sanctified, made holy, by His word, His presence in us effectually working].

2 Corinthians 6
1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that you receive not the grace [this free gift] of God in vain.
2 (For he verily says, I have heard you in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succored [noetheo – helped, come to rescue] you: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)

Matthew 15
22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O LORD, you son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil [misled spirit].
23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she cried after us.
24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
25 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, LORD, help me [noetheo – rescue me].
26 But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs.
27 And she said, Truth, LORD: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.
28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is your faith: be it unto you even as you will. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.
29 And Jesus departed from thence, and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee [the people at large, who enter this inner circle]; and went up into a mountain, and sat down there.
30 And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus’ feet; and he healed them:
31 Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel.
32 Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way.
33 And his disciples said unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude?
34 And Jesus says unto them, How many loaves [this whole of God’s word – given at the communion, common union, in the ONE BODY, of Christ] have you? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes [what lives, the life, below the surface of the waters: this word of God].
35 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.
36 And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them [rightly divided in the expanse, the firmament, this exposition dividing the waters above from the waters below], and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
37 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full.

Micah 5
1 Now gather yourself in troops, O daughter of troops: he has laid siege against us: they shall smite the judge of Israel with a rod upon the cheek.
2 But you, Bethlehem Ephratah [the house of bread, when it is understood they are Ephraim, God’s people in this generation of the resurrection, when the word is rightly divided], though you be little among the thousands of Judah [among the leaders of God’s people], yet out of you shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
3 Therefore will he give them up, until the time that she which travails has brought forth [the ONE BODY]: then the [elect] remnant of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel [God’s people at large, who come out of great tribulation, in the time of Jacob’s trouble {tsarah}, out of which they are saved].
4 And he shall stand and feed [on this manna, the bread of heaven, the unknown word from the mouth of God] in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God; and they shall abide: for now shall he be great unto the ends of the earth.
5 And this man [Hosea 2:16 And it shall be at that day, says the LORD, that you shall call me Ishi {man}; and shall call me no more Baali {by the names of the idols men created and put in My place}] shall be the peace, when the Assyrian [communists] shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces [as does Bandon], then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men.
6 And they shall waste the land of Assyria [communists] with the sword, and the land of Nimrod [the rebels] in the entrances thereof: thus shall he deliver us from the Assyrian [communists], when he comes into our land, and when he treads within our borders.
7 And the [elect] remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many people as a dew [the water, word, that appears with the morning light] from the LORD, as the showers upon the grass [God’s word from heaven, which brings new life from the earth], that tarries not for man, nor waits for the sons of men.
8 And the [elect] remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles [those who don’t know God, even those who think they do while they ignorantly follow idols put in His place] in the midst of many people as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep: who, if he go through, both treads down, and tears in pieces, and none can deliver.
9 Your hand shall be lifted up upon your adversaries, and all your enemies shall be cut off.
10 And it shall come to pass in that day, says the LORD, that I will cut off your horses [the strong who war against us] out of the midst of you, and I will destroy your chariots [that carry the wicked into battle]:
11 And I will cut off the cities of your land, and throw down all your strong holds:
12 And I will cut off witchcrafts [those who use deception, as spells, to manipulate and control people into destroying themselves] out of your hand; and you shall have no more soothsayers [who say they know what’s coming: lie to create fear and panic]:
13 Your graven images [the idols men create] also will I cut off, and your standing images out of the midst of you; and you shall no more worship the work of your hands.
14 And I will pluck up your groves out of the midst of you: so will I destroy your cities.
15 And I will execute vengeance in anger and fury upon the heathen, such as they have not heard.

The word tmuwnah is used to tell of the living God as unique.

Numbers 12
1 And Miriam [who rebels against God] and Aaron [light bringer – who is not the light, but bring it after receiving it] spoke against Moses [who is separated from the waters below, and is the word from the mouth of God] because of the Ethiopian [the woman covered in darkness: in ignorance, as the dog above who seeks crumbs from the Master’s table] woman whom he had married: for he had married an Ethiopian woman.
2 And they [the rebellious preachers of our time, who put themselves in God’s place] said, Has the LORD indeed spoken only by Moses [Tim]? has he not spoken also by us? And the LORD heard it.
3 (Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.)
4 And the LORD spoke suddenly unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto Miriam, Come out you three unto the tabernacle of the congregation. And they three came out.
5 And the LORD came down in the pillar of the cloud, and stood in the door of the tabernacle, and called Aaron and Miriam: and they both came forth.
6 And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream.
7 My servant Moses is not so [he is unique], who is faithful in all mine house.
8 With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently [mar’eh], and not in dark speeches; and the similitude [tmuwnah] of the LORD shall he behold: wherefore then were you not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?
9 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against them; and he departed.
10 And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle; and, behold, Miriam became leprous, white as snow: and Aaron looked upon Miriam, and, behold, she was leprous.
11 And Aaron said unto Moses, Alas, my LORD, I beseech you, lay not the sin upon us, wherein we have done foolishly, and wherein we have sinned.

Deuteronomy 18
9 When you are come into the land which the LORD your God gives you, you shall not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.
10 There shall not be found among you any one that makes his son or his daughter to pass through the fire [by not protecting them from that described hereafter: those whose words cause the death of the rational mind, which destroys the peace of people and nations], or that uses divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch.
11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD your God does drive them out from before you.
13 You shall be perfect with the LORD your God.
14 For these nations, which you shall possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for you, the LORD your God has not suffered you so to do.
15 The LORD your God will raise up unto you a Prophet from the midst of you, of your brethren, like unto me [kmow – after My manner]; unto him you shall hearken;
16 According to all that you desired of the LORD your God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not.
17 And the LORD said unto me, They have well spoken that which they have spoken.
18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto you [kmow – after My manner], and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.
19 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.
20 But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die.
21 And if you say in your heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD has not spoken?
22 When a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not [become understood], nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD has not spoken, but the prophet has spoken it presumptuously [zadown – from his own pride]: you shall not be afraid of him.

Job 4
12 Now a thing was secretly brought to me, and mine ear received a little thereof.
13 In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falls on men,
14 Fear came upon me, and trembling, which made all my bones to shake.
15 Then a spirit passed before my face; the hair of my flesh stood up:
16 It stood still, but I could not discern [mar’eh – He was not apparent, as He is to Himself, as in Numbers 12:8 above] the form thereof: an image [tmuwnah – Tim] was before mine eyes, there was silence, and I heard a voice [from the mouth of God], saying,
17 Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker?
18 Behold, he put no trust in his servants; and his angels he charged with folly:
19 How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, whose foundation is in the dust, which are crushed before the moth?
20 They are destroyed from morning to evening: they perish forever without any regarding it.
21 Does not their excellency which is in them go away? they die, even without wisdom.

Daniel 10
16 And, behold, one like the similitude [dmuwth – the word in Genesis 1:26 rendered “after Our likeness” as God speaks of creating man] of the sons of men touched my lips: then I opened my mouth, and spoke, and said unto him that stood before me, O my LORD, by the vision my sorrows are turned upon me, and I have retained no strength.
17 For how can the servant of this my LORD talk with this my LORD? for as for me, straightway there remained no strength in me, neither is there breath left in me.
18 Then there came again and touched me one like the appearance [mar’eh – apparently God in him speaking] of a man, and he strengthened me,
19 And said, O man greatly beloved, fear not: peace be unto you, be strong, yea, be strong. And when he had spoken unto me, I was strengthened, and said, Let my LORD speak; for you have [with Your word] strengthened me.

Isaiah 40
9 O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get you up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest 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 shewed 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 [dmuwth] will you compare unto him?
19 The workman [who make idols they put in God’s place] melts a graven image, and the goldsmith spreads it over with gold, and casts silver chains.
20 He that is so impoverished [who don’t have these treasures of heaven] that he has no oblation chooses a tree that will not rot; he seeks unto him a cunning workman to prepare a graven image, 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 of the [the circuit – the end of the old and beginning the new] 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 speak, O Israel, My way is hid from the LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my God?
28 Have you not known? have you not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, faints not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
29 He gives power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increases strength.
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

The majority of the times the word tmuwnah appears it’s in Deuteronomy 4 & 5, there warning against making any likenesses of God (because they become idols put in His place). These creations of men are what blind the world to God with us, as He is always.

Psalms 99
1 The LORD reigns; let the people tremble: he sits between the cherubims; let the earth be moved.
2 The LORD is great in Zion; and he is high above all the people.
3 Let them praise your great and terrible name; for it is holy.
4 The king’s strength also loveth judgment; you do establish equity, you executes judgment and righteousness in Jacob.
5 Exalt you the LORD our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy.
6 Moses [who are drawn from the water below] and Aaron [the light bringers] among his priests, and Samuel [who hears God] among them that call upon his name; they called upon the LORD, and he answered them.
7 He spoke unto them in the cloudy pillar: they kept his testimonies, and the ordinance that he gave them.
8 You answered them, O LORD our God: you are a God that forgives them, though you took vengeance of their inventions.
9 Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at his holy hill; for the LORD our God is holy.

If so be you have tasted that the LORD is gracious. To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, You also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

If so be you have tasted that the LORD is gracious. To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, You also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

As seen in the previous post, the above (1 Peter 2:3 thru 5) tells of the LORD’s coming, in the mystery of godliness: Jesus (Jehovah’s Salvation) Christ (manifested in the flesh). It is there described as our coming to a living stone, through who God flows these words, which are tasted and tried.

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

1 Timothy 4
1 Now the Spirit speaks expressly [very specifically], that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils [who’ve put themselves in God’s place];
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
3 Forbidding to marry [forbidding to join with the LORD at His manifesting His presence in the flesh, and disallowing us to become part of His ONE BODY], and commanding to abstain from meats [this deep understanding that strengthens], which God has created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
4 For every creature [ktisma – as in James 1:18, begotten at His will by His word of truth] 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.

Job 12
9 Who knows not in all these that the hand of the LORD has wrought this?
10 In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.
11 Does not the ear try words? and the mouth taste his meat?
12 With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.
13 With him is wisdom and strength, he has counsel and understanding.
14 Behold, he breaks down, and it cannot be built again: he shuts up a man, and there can be no opening.
15 Behold, he withholds the waters, and they dry up: also he sends them out, and they overturn the earth.
16 With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his.
17 He leadeth counselors away spoiled, and makes the judges fools [who know not these things, not even what a woman is].
18 He looses the bond of kings, and girds their loins with a girdle.
19 He leadeth princes away spoiled, and overthrows the mighty.
20 He removes away the speech of the trusty, and taketh away the understanding of the aged.
21 He pours contempt upon princes, and weakens the strength of the mighty.
22 He discovers deep things out of darkness [ignorance], and bringeth out to light [understanding] the shadow of death.
23 He increases the nations, and destroys them: he enlarges the nations, and straitens them again.
24 He taketh away the heart of the chief of the people of the earth, and causes them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way.
25 They grope in the dark without light, and he makes them to stagger like a drunken man.

Friends, this is the day of the LORD, the manifestation of His presence, as He does, in the flesh of those He chooses and calls. As seen in the previous post, He calls me by name, in 1 Peter 2:6 & 7, as He describes me as the “chief corner stone, elect, precious [entimos – in Tim],” and those who believe He is manifesting His presence in my flesh “shall not be confounded.”

This honor comes to those to and through those who God gives it, accoding to how He sees them, of which Peter speaks in verses 4 & 5, saying, “To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious [entimos – in Tim], You also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

Hebrews 5
4 And no man takes this honor [time – Tim] unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron [to be a light bringer].
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.”
3 For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who has built the house has more honor [time – Tim] than the house.: peace].”

Hebrews 3
1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;
2 Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house.
3 For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who has build the house has more honor [time – Tim] than the house.
4 For every house is built by some man; but he that built all things is God.
5 And Moses truly was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after;
6 But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.
7 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost says, Today if you will hear his voice,
8 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.
10 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do always err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.
11 So I swore in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)
12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief [misleading ideas that lead to denying the LORD, the living God in me doing the work and speaking His mind], in departing from the living God.
13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called Today; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast unto the end;
15 While it is said, Today if you will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.
16 For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.
17 But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcasses fell in the wilderness?
18 And to whom swore he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?
19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.

The word rendered “confounded,” in 1 Peter 2:7, is kataischuno, meaning, “from 2596 and 153; to shame down, i.e. disgrace or (by implication) put to the blush:–confound, dishonour, (be a-, make a-)shame(-d).”

As seen in the previous post, the equivalent Hebrew word in the original quote, Isaiah 28:16, is chuwsh, rendered “make haste,” and refers us to its only other uses in Isaiah. It appears in Isaiah 5:19 when the wicked are calling on the LORD to hurry up (hasten) His work so they will know it. As we know, the LORD will not be rushed, as Peter tells us in 2 Peter 3. After their world (heaven and earth) has passed away, they will know they are snared in inescapable darkness (their ignorance – by their choice to despise this word).

2 Peter 3
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 [unseen in the darkness: unknown because of ignorance]; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements [these men’s corrupted ideas and teaching/advice] 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 – the ideas of the wicked and disobedient] 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.

Isaiah 5
13 Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honorable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.
14 Therefore hell [the grave] has enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoices, shall descend into it.
15 And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled:
16 But the LORD of hosts 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 [chuwsh] 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 for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
22 Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink:
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 [who is a man of war], and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

The “confounding” of the wicked (the hasting, as God wars against them), is further described, in 1 Peter 2:7 thru 10, saying, “7 Unto you therefore which believe he is precious [time – Tim]: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, 8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. 9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness [ignorance] into his marvelous light [eye opening understanding]; 10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.”

The word (kataichuno) alludes to the work of the LORD through those He chooses and calls, revealing His glory in and through us, which is what shows He sees us as precious and by which He destroys the wicked (whose pride, their incorrigible corruption, becomes their shame).

Luke 13
17 And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed [kataichuno]: 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 [the unfaithful church] took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole [BODY] was leavened [corrupt].
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 [narrowed by obstacles that must be avoided, the corrupt ideas of those who make themselves the gate keepers]: 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 [pothen – I know not the source of your words and works in which you glory] 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 from me, all you workers of iniquity.
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.

It is the context of this last verse, Paul uses the word (kataaichuno) twice in 1 Corinthians 1:27. The chapter speaks of the foolishness of preaching the cross: the Father sending us as a living sacrifice, to long suffer to deliver, reveal, His salvation plan through His, in us, offering Himself. This is the foolishness by which we are saved, and the wicked destroyed. It is because of this necessity: willingly putting ourselves in harm’s way, the LORD, my Father, sends me as His soldier, in and through who He has overcome the world.

1 Corinthians 1
18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:
23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling-block, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
26 For you see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound [kataichuno – to put to shame] the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world to confound [kataichuno] the things which are mighty;
28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, has God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to naught things that are:
29 That no flesh should glory [saying “haven’t we” done] in his presence.
30 But of him are you in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
31 That, according as it is written [in Jeremiah 9:24], He that glories, let him glory in the LORD.

Jeremiah 9
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 [the LORD in me speaking], 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 exercises lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, says the LORD.

The only other time the word chuwsh appears in Isaiah (60:22) we’re told it is the work of the LORD.

Isaiah 60
19 The sun [church] shall be no more your light [understanding] by day; neither for brightness [understanding] shall the moon [civil government] give light unto you: but the LORD shall be unto you an everlasting light, and your God your glory.
20 Your sun [the new church, His ONE BODY] shall no more go down; neither shall your moon withdraw itself [from reflecting the understanding that comes directly from the mouth of God]: for the LORD shall be your everlasting light [understanding], and the days of your mourning shall be ended [with the end of the old and corrupt heaven and earth].
21 Your people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land forever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified.
22 A little one [who is not esteemed] shall become a thousand, and a small one [who is not esteemed] a strong nation: I the LORD will hasten [chuwsh – through confounding the wise of this corrupt world] it in his time.

Philippians 3
17 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as you have us for an ensample.
18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:
19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)
20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the LORD Jesus Christ:
21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

Isaiah 61
1 The Spirit of the LORD God is upon me; because the LORD has anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
4 And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations.
5 And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers.
6 But you shall be named the Priests of the LORD: men shall call you the Ministers of our God: you shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall you boast yourselves.
7 For your shame you shall have double; and for confusion 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 word “confounded,” in Jeremiah 9:19 above, is the Hebrew word buwsh, meaning “properly, to pale, i.e. by implication to be ashamed; also (by implication) to be disappointed or delayed.” As we know, being ashamed is the product of not reaching something expected. It results from being misled by our thoughts, which are developed from our imagination, or by following teachers and leaders who present themselves as those knowing the way.

God’s wrath is against those who cause shame, those whose pride doesn’t allow them to say they don’t know (the way), and lacking this (ability to humble themselves before God), they steadfastly reject His good leading through His good shepherd.

Before Jeremiah speaks of this confounding, using the word shadad, he asks how we are “spoiled.” The word’s meaning answers the question, speaking of the misleaders in power who deaden the minds of men, it says, “to be burly, i.e. (figuratively) powerful (passively, impregnable); by implication, to ravage:–dead, destroy(-er), oppress, robber, spoil(-er), X utterly, (lay) waste.”

Jeremiah 2
26 As the thief is ashamed when he is found, so is the house of Israel ashamed [buwsh – confounded, realized to not know the way]; they, their kings, their princes, and their priests, and their prophets [the misleaders you’ve followed into ignorance].
27 Saying to a stock [dead wood], You are my father; and to a stone, You have brought me forth: for they have turned their back unto me, and not their face: but in the time of their trouble [ra’ – evil] they will say, Arise, and save us.
28 But where are your gods that you have made you? let them arise, if they can save you in the time of your trouble [ra’ – when evil is in power, as it now is in church and state]: for according to the number of your cities are your gods, O Judah [the current corrupt crop of leaders].
29 Wherefore will you plead with me? you all have transgressed [pasha’ – broken away into apostasy] against me, says the LORD.
30 In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: your own sword has devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion [by an open mouth destroying].
31 O generation, SEE you the word of the LORD. Have I been a wilderness unto Israel? a land of darkness [misleading you into ignorance]? wherefore say my people, We are gods; we will come no more unto you?
32 Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? yet my people have forgotten me days without number.
33 Why trimmest you your way to seek love [of those you’ve put in My place]? therefore have you also taught the wicked ones your [misleading] ways.
34 Also in your skirts is found the blood [life drained] of the souls of the poor innocents: I have not found it by secret search, but upon all these [abominations you commit in the sight of all, your own deeds for which you are not ashamed and neither do you repent – Jonah 2:8 They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.].
35 Yet you say, Because I am innocent, surely his anger shall turn from me. Behold, I will plead with you, because you say, I have not sinned.
36 Why gad [‘azal] you about [consume yourselves] so much to change your way? you also shall be ashamed [buwsh] of Egypt [realizing those who oppress you don’t know the way – their way is into oppression and hell], as you were ashamed [buwsh] of Assyria [the open communists now in power – the feeble who you know don’t know the way].
37 Yea, you shall go forth from him, and your hands upon your head [showing you are confounded]: for the LORD has rejected your confidences [in these misleaders who cause your shame], and you shall not prosper in them.

Jeremiah 4
9 And it shall come to pass at that day, says the LORD, that the heart of the king shall perish, and the heart of the princes; and the priests shall be astonished, and the prophets shall wonder.
10 Then said I, Ah, LORD God! surely you have greatly deceived this people and Jerusalem, saying, You shall have peace; whereas the sword reacheth unto the soul.
11 At that time shall it be said to this people and to Jerusalem, A dry wind of the high places in the wilderness toward the daughter of my people, not to fan, nor to cleanse,
12 Even a full wind from those places shall come unto me: now also will I give sentence against them.
13 Behold, he shall come up as clouds, and his chariots shall be as a whirlwind: his horses are swifter than eagles. Woe unto us! for we are spoiled [shadad].
14 O Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, that you mayest be saved. How long shall your vain thoughts lodge within you?
15 For a voice declares from Dan [in judgment], and publishes affliction from mount Ephraim [from the leaders of God’s people in this generation].
16 Make you mention to the nations; behold, publish against Jerusalem, that watchers come from a far country, and give out their voice against the cities of Judah [against the current corrupt crop of leaders].
17 As keepers of a field, are they against her round about; because she has been rebellious against me, says the LORD.
18 Your way and your doings have procured these things unto you; this is your wickedness, because it is bitter, because it reaches unto your heart [the foundations of the mind].
19 My bowels, my bowels! I am pained at my very heart; my heart makes a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace, because you have heard, O my soul, the sound [qowl – my voice, the shout of the archangel] of the trumpet, the alarm of war.
20 Destruction upon destruction is cried; for the whole land is spoiled [shadad]: suddenly are my tents spoiled [shadad], and my curtains in a moment.
21 How long shall I see the standard [nec, the son of man lifted, as Moses lifted the serpent in the wilderness, against the serpents whose words are destroying His people], and hear the sound [qowl – my voice] of the trumpet [the LORD calling all to join Him, in His ONE BODY, His army in the battle]?
22 For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.
23 I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form [tohuw – trusting in foundations of confusion], and void [bohuw – in a state of emptiness, lacking truth in all discourse]; and the heavens, and they had no light [there is no understanding in the places of understanding]. [See Genesis 1:2 and Isaiah 34:11, the only other places these word appear together.]
24 I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly.
25 I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled.
26 I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the LORD, and by his fierce anger.
27 For thus has the LORD said, The whole land shall be desolate; yet will I not make a full end.
28 For this shall the earth mourn, and the heavens above be black [in darkness: without understanding]; because I have spoken it, I have purposed it, and will not repent, neither will I turn back from it.
29 The whole city shall flee for the noise [qowl – my voice, the sword of the LORD from my mouth – see the references in Revelation below] of the horsemen and bowmen; they shall go into thickets, and climb up upon the rocks: every city shall be forsaken, and not a man dwell therein.
30 And when you are spoiled [shadad], what will you do? Though you clothe yourself with crimson, though you deck you with ornaments of gold, though you rent your face with painting, in vain shall you make yourself fair; your lovers will despise you, they will seek your life.
31 For I have heard a voice as of a woman in travail, and the anguish as of her that bringeth forth her first child [the ONE BODY of Christ], the voice of the daughter of Zion, that bewails herself, that spreads her hands, saying, Woe is me now! for my soul is wearied because of murderers [harag – as Cain slew Abel].

1 John 3
…And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous.
13 Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
14 We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abides in death.
15 Whosoever hates his brother is a murderer: and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
16 Hereby perceive we the love [agape] of God, because he laid down his life for us [to give us the word of God as received]: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
17 But whoso has this world’s good [the good of the world is God’s leading], and see his brother have need [to be led out of darkness: ignorance], and shuts up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love [agape] of God in him [if he doesn’t give this good word as God has freely given]?

Revelation 1
…and out of his mouth went a sharp two-edged sword: and his countenance [presence] was as the sun shines [giving understanding] in his strength.
17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:
18 I am he that lives, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

Revelation 2
12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos [pergos – the towers from where men look into the distance, to see what is coming and warn God’s people] write; These things says he which has the sharp sword with two edges;
13 I know your works, and where you dwellest, even where Satan’s [those who resist and oppose God] seat is: and you hold fast my name, and have not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas [who was like the Father] was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwells.
14 But I have a few things against you, because you have there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam [false teachers whose words curse God’s people], who taught Balac [the spoilers and destroyers] to cast a stumbling-block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols [men’s creations], and to commit fornication [to interact with men, idols, who put themselves in God’s place].
15 So have you also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes [that destroy God’s people], which thing I hate.
16 Repent [leave these abominations and turn to the LORD]; or else I will come unto you quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.
17 He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit [the LORD in me unknown] say unto the churches; To him that overcomes will I give to eat of the hidden manna [this word from the mouth of God, which you knew not], and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knows saving he that receives it [as the Word of God.]

Revelation 19
9 And he said unto me [as I say unto you], Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he said unto me [as I say unto you], These are the true sayings of God.
10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me [as I say unto you], See you do it not: I am your fellow-servant, and of your brethren that have the testimony of Jesus [alive in me]: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus [Jehovah’s Salvation in the flesh] is the spirit of prophecy.
11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he does judge and make war.
12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15 And out of his mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
16 And he has on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, King Of Kings, And LORD Of Lords.
17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;
18 That you may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.
19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.
20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast [confusion], and them that worshipped his image [the lies these men create]. 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 102
16 When the LORD shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory.
17 He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.
18 This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the LORD.
19 For he has looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the LORD behold the earth;
20 To hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death;
21 To declare the name of the LORD in Zion, and his praise in Jerusalem;
22 When the people are gathered together, and the kingdoms, to serve the LORD.
23 He weakened my strength in the way; he shortened my days.
24 I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days: your years are throughout all generations.
25 Of old have you laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of your hands.
26 They shall perish, but you shall endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shall you change them, and they shall be changed:
27 But you are the same, and your years shall have no end.
28 The children of your servants shall continue, and their seed shall be established before you.

Psalms 103
1 Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
3 Who forgives all your iniquities; who heals all your diseases;
4 Who redeems your life from destruction; who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies;
5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things; so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
6 The LORD executes righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.
7 He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.
8 The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
9 He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.
10 He has not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
12 As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
13 Like as a father pities his children, so the LORD pities them that fear him.
14 For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.
15 As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourishes.
16 For the wind [the LORD’s Spirit] passes over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.
17 But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children;
18 To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.
19 The LORD has prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom rules over all.
20 Bless the LORD, you his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.
21 Bless you the LORD, all you his hosts; you ministers of his, that do his pleasure.
22 Bless the LORD, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the LORD, O my soul.

And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD has said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.

And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD has said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.

The word “remnant” above (Joel 2:32) is from the Hebrew sariyd, meaning “from 8277; a survivor:–X alive, left, remain(- ing), remnant, rest.” It is from the once uses word sarad, meaning “to puncture i.e. (figuratively through the idea of slipping out) to escape or survive:–remain.”

This latter word intends to direct us to Joshua 10:20, where is described, in pattern, what is escaped. We are familiar with this chapter from its reference in Isaiah 28:21, when the LORD describes His “rising up” “as in the valley of Gibeon.” In Isaiah, this comes just after the LORD speaks of the refuge of lies (the covenant with death and agreement with hell) swept away by the scourge (His correction). He says it comes morning and evening, precept upon precept, line upon line, and the only vexation (for those made ignorant by the lies) is to understand the report. As we know, the word there rendered “report” is shmuw’ah, which is also rendered “doctrine” (as in Isaiah 28:9 when He asks who will understand His teaching it).

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 – bring 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 [see Psalms 118:19 & 20 below].
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: wisdom].
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 understand] 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.

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, 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.]
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, precept and line, 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.

Joshua 10 describes the LORD (Jesus: Joshua: Jehovah’s Salvation, His Deliverer in the flesh) as the Mightiest man of war, Conquering the Promised Land. In this time, now at the ends of the heavens and earths, He through me wars to make all the world understand that all (except the very elect remnant who’ve answered His call and joined Him in the battle) are dead. This remnant is those spoken of by Paul (the LORD in Him) in 1 Thessalonians 4:17 as those who are alive and remain, and the dead, spoken of as the sleeping. They are those we have many times seen spoken of in Revelation: the remnant as those who haven’t been defiled by the unfaithful woman (the false doctrines of the fallen church) and the dead as the many thousands of thousands who come out of great tribulation.

Joshua 10
7 So Joshua [Jesus] ascended [has risen] from Gilgal [from the ever agitated, confused, waters of the earth, rising, in the exposition, the firmament, as the water above heaven], he, and all the people of war with him, and all the mighty men of valor.
8 And the LORD said unto Joshua, Fear them not: for I have delivered them into your hand; there shall not a man of them stand before you.
9 Joshua therefore came unto them suddenly, and went up from Gilgal all night [in the ignorance, the darkness that now covers all the world, He ascended above the agitated waters below: the language of the earth totally corrupted by known deceivers who report delusion and deception so that none, not even them, are able to distinguish between their delusions and reality – the classic definition of insanity].
10 And the LORD discomfited them before [paniym] Israel [by His presence among His people], and slew them with a great slaughter at Gibeon [the city on the hill – in who His light, understanding, is seen], and chased them along the way [derek] that goes up to Bethhoron [the emptied house – swept clean of the unclean spirit], and smote them to Azekah [until the crop of corrupt leaders was tilled under], and unto Makkedah [and replaced them with His good shepherds].
11 And it came to pass, as they fled from before Israel, and were in the going down to Bethhoron, that the LORD cast down great stones from heaven [His word, frozen in heaven, reserved, for the time of war, to be sent unto fire] upon them unto Azekah [the corrupt crop of leaders], and they died: they were more which died with hailstones than they whom the children of Israel slew with the sword.
12 Then spoke Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites [the sayers, those who exalt their words above this word of God] before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun [church], stand you still upon Gibeon; and you, Moon [civil government], in the valley of Ajalon [field of deer – His freed people not yet gathered into His ONE flock].
13 And the sun [the churches] stood still, and the moon [civil governments] stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies [those mixed among us being used to destroy us, who we should, with fear, pull {harpazo} from the fires, telling them they are in danger of being destroyed by the wicked now in power, manipulating and controlling them, all humanity, toward self-destruction]. Is not this written in the book of Jasher [the book of “good”]? So the sun [the churches] stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down [back to darkness, after now receiving understanding from the LORD with them] about a whole day.
14 And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the LORD hearkened unto the voice of a man: for the LORD [who is a man of war] fought for Israel.
15 And Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, unto the camp to Gilgal [where the waters remain agitated].
16 But these five kings fled, and hid themselves in a cave [in the dark] at Makkedah [among the good shepherd].
17 And it was told Joshua, saying, The five kings are found hid in a cave at Makkedah.
18 And Joshua said, Roll great stones upon the mouth [of those remaining in ignorance] of the cave, and set men by it for to keep them:
19 And stay you not, but pursue after your enemies, and smite the hindmost of them; suffer them not to enter into their cities: for the LORD your God has delivered them into your hand.
20 And it came to pass, when Joshua and the children of Israel had made an end of slaying them with a very great slaughter [so all saw they are the dead, without the Spirit], till they were consumed, that the rest [sariyd – the elect remnant] which remained [sarad] of them entered into fenced cities.
21 And all the people returned to the camp to Joshua at Makkedah [among the good shepherds the LORD raised up] in peace: none moved his tongue against any of the children of Israel.
22 Then said Joshua, Open the mouth of the cave [let those who remain in ignorance speak so all can hear the words of the dead and see therein is death], and bring out those five kings unto me out of the cave [out of darkness into the light].
23 And they did so, and brought forth those five [ignorant] kings [who hold down, katecho, God’s people] unto him out of the cave, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, and the king of Eglon.
24 And it came to pass, when they brought out those kings unto Joshua, that Joshua called for all the men of Israel, and said unto the captains of the men of war which went with him, Come near, put your feet upon the necks of these kings. And they came near, and put their feet upon the necks of them.
25 And Joshua said unto them, Fear not, nor be dismayed, be strong and of good courage: for thus shall the LORD do to all your enemies against whom you fight.
26 And afterward Joshua smote them, and slew them, and hanged them on five trees: and they were hanging upon the trees until the evening.
27 And it came to pass at the time of the going down of the sun, that Joshua commanded, and they took them down off the trees, and cast them into the cave wherein they had been hid, and laid great stones in the cave’s mouth, which remain until this very day.

Friends, I tell you the truth, we are those the LORD sent. We are the lasts in this world, who He makes His firsts, at His will, not seeing as men of this world see.

Luke 16
15 And he said unto them, You are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knows your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.
16 The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presses into it.
17 And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.

We see these things because the LORD, at His will, reveals them to us: those whose minds aren’t defiled by those who are unfaithful to Him and the truth.

In the above, the LORD declares my name as His son’s name, the firstborn of many children He has sent me to raise up into His house, His ONE BODY. My name, Timothy, is from the Greek words time (timao) and theos.

From the Strong’s Greek Dictionary:

Strong’s #5095: Timotheos (pronounced tee-moth’-eh-os); from 5092 and 2316; dear to God; Timotheus, a Christian:–Timotheus, Timothy.

Strong’s #5092: time (pronounced tee-may’); from 5099; a value, i.e. money paid, or (concretely and collectively) valuables; by analogy, esteem (especially of the highest degree), or the dignity itself:–honour, precious, price, some.

Strong’s #5099: tino (pronounced tee’-no); strengthened for a primary tio (tee’o) (which is only used as an alternative in certain tenses); to pay a price, i.e. as a penalty:–be punished with.

Strong’s #2316: theos (pronounced theh’-os); of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with 3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very:–X exceeding, God, god(-ly, -ward).

1 Peter 2
1 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speaking,
2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that you may grow thereby:
3 If so be you have tasted that the LORD is gracious.
4 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious [entimos – in Tim],
5 You also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
6 Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Zion a chief corner stone, elect, precious [entimos – in Tim]: and he that believes on him shall not be confounded.
7 Unto you therefore which believe he is precious [time – Tim]: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,
8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.
9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness [ignorance] into his marvelous light [eye opening understanding];
10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;
12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles [who don’t know God]: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the LORD’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;
14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.
15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
16 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.
17 Honor [timao] all men [who aren’t esteemed in this world]. Love the brotherhood [be Philadelphia]. Fear God. Honor [timao] the king [who isn’t esteemed in this world].

When Peter (the LORD in Him, moving in him) quotes (in verse 6 above) Isaiah 28:16, using the name Tim (time – precious) describing me because the LORD is in me, and then in verses 7 & 8 quotes Psalms 118:22 and Isaiah 8:14, He is revealing the one spoken of, in Isaiah 53:3, who isn’t “esteemed” in this reversed world that calls evil good and good evil.

Isaiah 28
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 [shma’ah].

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

Isaiah 8
9 Associate yourselves, O you people, and you shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all you of far countries: gird yourselves, and you shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and you shall be broken in pieces.
10 Take counsel together, and it shall come to naught; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us.
11 For the LORD spake thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying,
12 Say you not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear you their fear, nor be afraid.
13 Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.
14 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
15 And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.
16 Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.
17 And I will wait upon the LORD, that hides his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.
18 Behold, I and the children whom the LORD has given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion.
19 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits [of the known dead], and unto wizards [the so-called “experts” of the dead world] that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? [should they be looking] for the living to the dead [as they do]?
20 [Shouldn’t they be looking] To the law and to the [this] testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light [understanding] in them.
21 And they shall pass through it, hardly bestead and hungry [without this word of God, the manna, bread, from heaven, which is the word from God’s mouth, by which man lives]: and it shall come to pass, that when they shall be hungry, they shall fret themselves, and curse [not esteem] their king and their God, and look upward [to the false gods they put in His place].
22 And they shall look unto the earth; and behold trouble [tsarah – tribulation] and darkness [ignorance], dimness of anguish; and they shall be driven to darkness [into insanity, its delusions, and in ignorance, the rejection of reality].

Joel 2
1 Blow you the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD comes, for it is nigh at hand;
2 A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there has not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations.
3 A fire devores before them; and behind them a flame burns: the land is as the garden of Eden before them [the communists among us, led by Brandon], and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
4 The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run.
5 Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devours the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array.
6 Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather blackness.
7 They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks:
8 Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded.
9 They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief.
10 The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining:
11 And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executes his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?
12 Therefore also now, says the LORD, turn you even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:
13 And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repents him of the evil.
14 Who knows if he will return and repent, and leave a blessing behind him; even a meat offering and a drink offering unto the LORD your God?
15 Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly:
16 Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.
17 Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare your people, O LORD, and give not your heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God?
18 Then will the LORD be jealous for his land, and pity his people.
19 Yea, the LORD will answer and say unto his people, Behold, I will send you corn, and wine, and oil, and you shall be satisfied therewith [this nourishment from My table, to strengthen you]: and I will no more make you a reproach among the heathen [who don’t know Me, and deny Me at My visitation, manifested in the flesh]:
20 But I will remove far off from you the northern army [the army of darkness, the ignorant, mixed among us], and will drive him into a land barren and desolate, with his face toward the east sea, and his hinder part toward the utmost sea, and his stink shall come up, and his ill savor shall come up, because he has done great things.
21 Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the LORD will do great things.
22 Be not afraid, you beasts of the field: for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree bears her fruit, the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength.
23 Be glad then, you children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he has given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.
24 And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with wine and oil.
25 And I will restore to you the years that the locust has eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.
26 And you shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, that has dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed.
27 And you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the LORD your God, and none else: and my people shall never be ashamed.
28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.
30 And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
31 The sun [the dead church] shall be turned into darkness [shall be without understanding], and the moon [civil government – draining life from those it tyrannically governs – as they now do in this tribulation] into blood, before the great and terrible day of the LORD come.
32 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD [the Tim of God, who is Jehovah’s Salvation in the flesh] shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD has said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.

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

1 Timothy 4
1 Now the Spirit speaks expressly [very specifically], that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils [who’ve put themselves in God’s place];
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
3 Forbidding to marry [forbidding to join with the LORD at His manifesting His presence in the flesh, and become part of His ONE BODY], and commanding to abstain from meats [this deep understanding that strengthens], which God has created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
4 For every creature [ktisma – as in James 1:18, begotten at His will by His word of truth] 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, and exercise yourself rather unto godliness.
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 [in us], who is the Savior of all men, specially of those that believe [He is manifested in the flesh].
11 These things command and teach.

1 John 4
1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try [dokimazo – prove by fire] the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
2 Hereby know you the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
3 And every spirit that confesses not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof you have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you [Jesus, Jehovah’s Salvation, manifested in our flesh], than he that is in the [insane] world [that’s reversed good and evil, and is unable to SEE reality].
5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.
6 We are of God: he that knows God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

2 John 1
7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.
9 Whosoever transgresses, and abides not in the doctrine of Christ, has not God. He that abides in the doctrine of Christ, he has both the Father and the Son.
10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed:
11 For he that bids him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

Psalms 118
1 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endures forever.
2 Let Israel now say, that his mercy endures forever.
3 Let the house of Aaron now say, that his mercy endures forever.
4 Let them now that fear the LORD say, that his mercy endures forever.
5 I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place.
6 The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?
7 The LORD taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me.
8 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.
9 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.
10 All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them.
11 They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.
12 They compassed me about like bees: they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.
13 You have thrust sore at me that I might fall: but the LORD helped me.
14 The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.
15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the LORD does valiantly.
16 The right hand of the LORD is exalted: the right hand of the LORD does valiantly.
17 I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.
18 The LORD has chastened me sore: but he has not given me over unto death.
19 Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the LORD:
20 This gate of the LORD, into which the righteous shall enter.
21 I will praise you: for you have heard me, and are become my salvation.
22 The stone which the builders refused 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].
24 This is the day which the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
25 Save now, I beseech you, O LORD: O LORD, I beseech you, send now prosperity.
26 Blessed be he that comes in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD.
27 God is the LORD, which has shown us light [understanding]: bind the sacrifice [who’s paid the penalty] with cords, even unto the horns [the power to rule] of the altar [His sacrifice in the flesh].
28 You are my God, and I will praise you: you are my God, I will exalt you.
29 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endures forever.