Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

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Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.

The opening verse is Daniel 12:10, which is saying, if our minds have been purified from the corruption that has poisoned the minds of all men, and we instead follow the LORD, He leads us into understanding. The point made is that all men have been corrupted, all are therefore in need of repenting, and without repentance, there can be no understanding.

Now is the time of repentance, not feigned humility or contradictory prayers, which are merely continued rebellion perpetuating corruption.

Here is understanding for the pure in heart. (“Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.” Matthew 5:8) Daniel 12 defines this time, first giving us the formula, and then the years as days. He tells us of a time, and the times, and a half, the last meaning this rightly dividing the word of God. The time is 1290 years, the times are 1290 plus 1335 years, the sum of these equaling 3915 years, which is time between Isaac’s birth and today. This is what Daniel 12 is describing, the time of the sleep (yashen) of God’s people.

Abram was one hundred years old when Isaac was born, which was the beginning of the fulfillment of the Covenant the LORD made with him the year before. This Covenant is recorded in Genesis 15 (and repeated in detail in Genesis 17), given as Abram falls into a deep sleep, and the horror of great darkness was upon him. Therein Genesis 15:6 we are told Abram (Abraham) “believed in the LORD; and He counted it to him for righteousness.”

Genesis 15
12 And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, a horror of great darkness fell upon him [ignorance fell upon God’s people].
13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that your seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;
14 And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.
15 And you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried in a good old age.
16 But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites [those who exalt themselves above God] is not yet full.

This sleep is the river that is carrying all men to death, as we have discussed, and which is alluded to in Genesis 15, which coincides with Daniel 12. Daniel sees what is occurring on the two sides of this sleep, but even He is unable to fully understand it, the LORD reserving the revelation to Himself alone, to be released at this time, as we have seen spoken of by Peter and Jude.

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

Jude
12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withers, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;
13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.
14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the LORD comes with ten thousands of his saints,
15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.
16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speak great swelling words [exalting themselves above God], having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage.
17 But, beloved, remember you the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our LORD Jesus Christ;
18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.
19 These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.
20 But you, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,
21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our LORD Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
22 And of some have compassion, making a difference:
23 And others save with fear, pulling [harpazo – {not a} rapture] them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh [their covering of lying vanities].
24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
25 To the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.

As we know, these same self-exalters, have twisted the LORD’s sending this revelation, to pull them from the fires they themselves have created, into a fictitious off the planet escape; in doing, and refusing to repent, condemning themselves to remain therein. (Jonah 2: 8 They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.)

Daniel 12 
1 And at that time shall Michael stand up [He who is like God shall rise up], the great prince which stands for the children of your people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time [the time we saw in the prior post, in Jeremiah 30:7, which Daniel is referring to]: and at that time your people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
4 But you, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
5 Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river.
6 And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?
7 And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and swore by him that lives for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.
8 And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my LORD, what shall be the end of these things?
9 And he said, Go your way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.
11 And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that makes desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.
12 Blessed is he that waits, and comes to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.
13 But go you your way till the end be: for you shall rest, and stand in your lot at the end of the days.

The Hebrew word used above to tell of understanding is biyn, meaning to separate mentally. In Genesis 15 the sign of the Covenant is shown as separating (cutting apart) the sacrifice and passing between the pieces. It is speaking of understanding coming by perceiving the whole of the separated parts. This idea is as we have recently discussed, the word of God understood in consort, bringing together the ideas separated and given through many writers.

This understanding is what Isaiah 6:9 & 10 speaks of, which is what heals us, awakening us and giving us again sight and hearing.

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

The LORD quotes the above in John 12:40, as he is describing those who have witnessed His works, His understanding as light with them, yet they remained unable to see Him. We know, Paul precisely describe this blindness in 2 Corinthians 4, saying it comes as minds are blinded by the gods of this world (those who sit in the judgment seats, in God’s place).

The Greek word the LORD uses in place of biyn, rendered understanding, is noieo, meaning to exercise the mind, to consider and perceive. The deeper importance is found when this word is compounded with meta, and rendered “REPENT,” meaning to reconsider what you think you understand. It is speaking of humbling yourselves, coming down from your self-exalted seats, and submitting to the higher power.

Luke 17 
1 Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!
2 It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. [This is spoken of the unrepentant – who refuse to be corrected.]
3 Take heed to yourselves: If your brother trespass against you, rebuke him; and if he repent [metanoeo], forgive him.
4 And if he trespass against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to you, saying, I repent [metanoeo]; you shall forgive him.
5 And the apostles said unto the LORD, Increase our faith.
6 And the LORD said, If you had faith as a grain of mustard seed, you might say unto this sycamine tree, Be you plucked up by the root, and be you planted in the sea; and it should obey you.
7 But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat?
8 And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird yourself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward you shall eat and drink?
9 Does he thank that servant because he did the things that were commanded him? I trow [think] not.
10 So likewise you, when you shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do. [Jonah 2:9 But I will sacrifice unto you with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.]

There is forgiveness for the repentant, but without repentance there is no purification, and lacking this, no man can see or hear God. (The unrepentant are the atopos – unreasonable men, unwilling to be moved by reason. See 2 Thessalonians 3:2)

Acts 17
24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is LORD of heaven and earth, dwells not in temples made with hands; [He dwells {lives} in human flesh, as do we, together with Him.]
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 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 [metanoeo – reconsider what you understand]:
31 Because he has appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by [I Am] that man whom he has ordained; whereof he has given assurance unto all men, in that he has raised him from the dead.

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

John 12
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 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 for ever: and how say 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 walks 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 [noieo] 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 [the gods of this world] 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 hear 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.

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

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At the same time, says the LORD, will I be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people.

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At the same time, says the LORD, will I be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people.

The above is the first verse of Jeremiah 31, and “at the same time” is referring to what is pronounced in Chapter 30. There, the LORD commands Jeremiah to write in a book all the words He has spoken, for the days come when He will return the captivity of all His people and will cause them to return to the land He gave our forefathers. As we know, this speaks of the pattern of now, when the LORD’s presence has captivated our minds and freed us from captivity we were in. It comes by Him giving us the understanding that allows Him to, through us, lead all His people in the same way into possessing the land He has given us – This Nation under God.

Chapter 30 goes on tell us this is a time such as never before, the time of war, when God’s people are weak and tremble in fear, and in this state, a man brings forth a child. This historically unique event is after spoken of in Jeremiah 31:9 as when God’s people come with weeping, when He leads us with supplication, when He will cause us “to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a Father to Israel, and Ephraim is My firstborn.”

Nowhere else does the LORD call Ephraim His firstborn, and instead of it referring to the ten tribes of Israel, as it is supposed, it is referring us to Exodus 4:22. There is found the one other time the LORD speaks of His firstborn, here as all Israel who is in the captivity of Egypt. There we find the context of the “captivity” we have returned to, before the LORD comes to redeem us through His firstborn.

These ideas, when understood in consort, tell of what the LORD pronounced in Deuteronomy 18:15 thru 18, where we are told of the one the LORD will send in the pattern of Moses, who the people will hear. This pattern is further illuminated as we are first told, in Jeremiah 30:1, of the LORD telling Jeremiah to write His words, which are what brings the first-fruits to life, who the LORD calls Ephraim. Ephraim, as we know, means the second blessing, here alluding to Jeremiah as the pattern of the firstborn, the first blessing. As we have many times discussed, the translated name Jeremiah tells of Jehovah first rising in him, and through His leading in Jeremiah, raising many others with him. Thus, we have the time when a man (Jeremiah) brings forth a child (the elect remnant of Israel), as the LORD through Moses brought the firstborn out of captivity.

Jeremiah 31:31 thru 34, tells of this as the time when the LORD make the New Covenant with His people, not as the Covenant He made with us when He brought us out of Egypt. He tells us this is when, as now, He will put His law in our minds, and write them into our reasoning (heart). He says this is the time when men will not say “know the LORD,” because the LORD himself will be known by all, through His teaching and leading.

Just before we are told this, the LORD, in Jeremiah 31:29 tells of a saying heard among His people: “The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge.” This is speaking of the old Covenant souring by the hand of those before us, and it distorting the words of the following generations as they pay the price for the sins of the fathers. It is spoken in the context of the LORD saying, that in the New Covenant every man will hear His teaching, and will, therefore, be responsible for their own response.

These ideas are spoken of in Hebrew 8, when they are, in verse 1, said to be reiterated, which itself is referring us to both Hebrews 1:2 & 12:25 thru 29; each telling of the LORD speaking through the firstborn. In Hebrews 8:5 we are told these are the pattern we hear and by which we build, as the LORD appears in the mediator He sends, teaching by the better Covenant, which leads us into the presence of God, by the revelation of Himself.

Hebrews 1

1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spoke in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,

2 Has in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he has appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high:

4 Being made so much better than the angels [messengers], as he has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.

Hebrews 12

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 [messengers],

23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,

24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaks better things than that of Abel.

25 See that you refuse not him that speaks. For if they escaped not who refused him that spoke on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaks from heaven:

26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he has promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.

27 And this word, Yet once more, signifies the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.

28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:2

9 For our God is a consuming fire.

Again, read the chapters as prescribed. In them is the power that effectually works in us, God working to reveal Himself, His presence, and to Himself lead us into light and life.

Jeramiah 30 & 31, Ezekiel 18, and Hebrews 8 thru 10.

Psalm 78

1 Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

2 I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:

3 Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us.

4 We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he has done.

5 For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children:

6 That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children:

7 That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments:

8 And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not steadfast with God.

9 The children of Ephraim, being armed, and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle.

10 They kept not the covenant of God, and refused to walk in his law;

11 And forgot his works, and his wonders that he had shewed them.

12 Marvelous things did he in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in the field of Zoan.

13 He divided the sea, and caused them to pass through; and he made the waters to stand as a heap.

14 In the daytime also he led them with a cloud, and all the night with a light of fire.

15 He clave the rocks in the wilderness, and gave them drink as out of the great depths.

16 He brought streams also out of the rock, and caused waters to run down like rivers.

17 And they sinned yet more against him by provoking the Most High in the wilderness.

18 And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for their lust.

19 Yea, they spoke against God; they said, Can God furnish a table in the wilderness?

20 Behold, he smote the rock, that the waters gushed out, and the streams overflowed; can he give bread also? can he provide flesh for his people?

21 Therefore the LORD heard this, and was wroth: so a fire was kindled against Jacob, and anger also came up against Israel;

22 Because they believed not in God, and trusted not in his salvation:

23 Though he had commanded the clouds from above, and opened the doors of heaven,

24 And had rained down manna upon them to eat, and had given them of the corn of heaven.

25 Man did eat angels’ food: he sent them meat to the full.

26 He caused an east wind to blow in the heaven: and by his power he brought in the south wind.

27 He rained flesh also upon them as dust, and feathered fowls like as the sand of the sea:

28 And he let it fall in the midst of their camp, round about their habitations.

29 So they did eat, and were well filled: for he gave them their own desire;

30 They were not estranged from their lust. But while their meat was yet in their mouths,

31 The wrath of God came upon them, and slew the fattest of them, and smote down the chosen men of Israel.

32 For all this they sinned still, and believed not for his wondrous works.

33 Therefore their days did he consume in vanity, and their years in trouble.

34 When he slew them, then they sought him: and they returned and enquired early after God.

35 And they remembered that God was their rock, and the high God their redeemer.

36 Nevertheless they did flatter him with their mouth, and they lied unto him with their tongues.

37 For their heart was not right with him, neither were they steadfast in his covenant.

38 But he, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not: yea, many a time turned he his anger away, and did not stir up all his wrath.

39 For he remembered that they were but flesh; a wind that passes away, and comes not again.

40 How oft did they provoke him in the wilderness, and grieve him in the desert!41 Yea, they turned back and tempted God, and limited the Holy One of Israel.

42 They remembered not his hand, nor the day when he delivered them from the enemy.

43 How he had wrought his signs in Egypt, and his wonders in the field of Zoan [the place where they departed from God].

44 And had turned their rivers into blood; and their floods, that they could not drink.

45 He sent divers sorts of flies among them, which devoured them; and frogs, which destroyed them.

46 He gave also their increase unto the caterpillar, and their labor unto the locust.

47 He destroyed their vines with hail, and their sycamore trees with frost.

48 He gave up their cattle also to the hail, and their flocks to hot thunderbolts.

49 He cast upon them the fierceness of his anger, wrath, and indignation, and trouble, by sending evil angels among them.

50 He made a way to his anger; he spared not their soul from death, but gave their life over to the pestilence;

51 And smote all the firstborn in Egypt; the chief of their strength in the tabernacles of Ham:

52 But made his own people to go forth like sheep, and guided them in the wilderness like a flock.

53 And he led them on safely, so that they feared not: but the sea overwhelmed their enemies.

54 And he brought them to the border of his sanctuary, even to this mountain, which his right hand had purchased.

55 He cast out the heathen also before them, and divided them an inheritance by line, and made the tribes of Israel to dwell in their tents.

56 Yet they tempted and provoked the Most High God, and kept not his testimonies:

57 But turned back, and dealt unfaithfully like their fathers: they were turned aside like a deceitful bow.

58 For they provoked him to anger with their high places, and moved him to jealousy with their graven images.

59 When God heard this, he was wroth, and greatly abhorred Israel:

60 So that he forsook the tabernacle of Shiloh, the tent which he placed among men;

61 And delivered his strength into captivity, and his glory into the enemy’s hand.

62 He gave his people over also unto the sword; and was wroth with his inheritance.

63 The fire consumed their young men; and their maidens were not given to marriage.

64 Their priests fell by the sword; and their widows made no lamentation.

65 Then the LORD awaked as one out of sleep, and like a mighty man that shouts by reason of wine.

66 And he smote his enemies in the hinder parts: he put them to a perpetual reproach.

67 Moreover he refused the tabernacle of Joseph, and chose not the tribe of Ephraim:

68 But chose the tribe of Judah, the mount Zion which he loved.

69 And he built his sanctuary like high palaces, like the earth which he has established for ever.

70 He chose David also his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds:

71 From following the ewes great with young he brought him to feed Jacob his people, and Israel his inheritance.

72 So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart; and guided them by the skillfulness of his hands.

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The argument against killing an unborn person: a defense of the defenseless.

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The argument against killing an unborn person: a defense of the defenseless.

We begin with the Declaration of Independence: the fundamental premises therein precisely stated, upon which this nation was conceived (came into pre-birthed existence).

In the preamble, the Founding Fathers describe the state of existence in which all men are entitled to live, “under the law of nature and nature’s God,” and separation from those who were depriving us of this right is given as the first cause prompting them to Declare Independence from them.

The law of nature is the law that is self-evident, proving itself in the experience, and relates to the whole duty of man: to self-govern by a well-formed conscience that promotes peace in minds and in societies. (example: killing, imposing your will upon another, or stealing are acts that destroy the peace. This truth proves itself true and becomes self-evident when it is experienced – even in a wilderness void of written law.)

The law of God is written law memorializing the rules of civilization, and from which these ideas can be, when taught, learned without having to suffer the experience.

The Declaration goes to generally describe these rights, to life, liberty, and to pursue happiness (by wealth or peace – security in estate), as endowed by our Creator, which secures them from the whims of men who seek to destroy the peace, by stealing, imposing their will upon others, or deny happiness by placing under threat the much or little others possess. It says “to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

With these principles in mind, to birth them into the law of the land and bring a new nation into the world, the Constitution was written. Its intention was to keep our Government just, by restriction of its powers, only allowing it to act in ways that promote the General Welfare: which defines the “general” state, of wellness and comity, that comes when men are self-governed by a well-formed conscience and willingly respect these rights. (We are now in a world, which, by rejecting these ideas and replacing them with their antithesis, has become without this form, and in the void of their ignorance unable to reap the value found in these treasures of knowledge. It, without learning from written knowledge, has again taken itself into experiencing its truth self-evidently demonstrated, as the result is reproduced in the current state without peace or security.)

The people of the States, fearing the National body could become antithetical to these principles, the larger states or groups of states imposing their will upon the others, (even as now to the point of legalizing death without due process,) before they agreed to ratification, demanded other more specific protections.

As we know, these additional protections are the Bill of Rights (even though protection against these abuses already existed in the Constitution’s republican principles – see Federalist #10, the conclusion in the last two paragraphs saying, “The influence of factious leaders may kindle a flame within their particular States, but will be unable to spread a general conflagration through the other States. A religious sect may degenerate into a political faction in a part of the Confederacy; but the variety of sects dispersed over the entire face of it must secure the national councils against any danger from that source. A rage for paper money, for an abolition of debts, for an equal division of property, or for any other improper or wicked project, will be less apt to pervade the whole body of the Union than a particular member of it; in the same proportion as such a malady is more likely to taint a particular county or district, than an entire State.

“In the extent and proper structure of the Union, therefore, we behold a republican remedy for the diseases most incident to republican government. And according to the degree of pleasure and pride we feel in being republicans, ought to be our zeal in cherishing the spirit and supporting the character of Federalists.” By James Madison, writing as Publius.

The preamble of the Constitution says its objective is to, “secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.” Posterity speaks of generations yet born, and therefore it is extending to them (those not yet born) the protection of their rights, here specifically saying they have a God-given right to not have someone else impose their will on them (the Blessing of Liberty).

Science argues in favor of the fact that life begins at conception, (redundancy intended) when life begins. Modern science, which itself has in large become antithetical to the existence of the metaphysical realms, ideas of intelligent design, and argues there is no such thing as a soul, must be consistent with its own philosophy and concede this point. It also has no problem admitting abortion is killing a living creature, which is of the species human, which has a unique identity defined by their “one of a kind” DNA. They are persons!

The abortion proponents are either ignorant of these facts, or know and just don’t care. They are one of the factions arising, with an improper and wicked project, of which Madison speaks. Who, without a well conscience, have gone through the provisions of the Constitution, as a whale through a net. It is here and now they must be stopped, in the further Providence, by enforcing the Bill of Rights.

Amendment V says, “nor shall any person … be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.” Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary says procedural due process means, “a course of formal proceedings (such as legal proceedings) carried out regularly and in accordance with established rules and principles.” It says substantive due process, is “a judicial requirement that enacted laws may not contain provisions that result in the unfair, arbitrary, or unreasonable treatment of an individual.”

Among the many “rules and principles” of due process are those which establish the accused is innocent, and, if accused or charged, has the right to be defended, either by self, or if unable to provide for their own defense, a public defender is provided for them. When the case is heard, a verdict is rendered, and if found guilty the sentence is rendered and carried out. All of these ideas and protection are subverted by a perverted presupposition that defines the individual as not a member of the human species (not a person).

As we have seen in many of the most populated states, this factious idea has become popular, even to the point now of killing individuals after they have been born. This is the natural progressive degeneration into depravity, the proverbial bottomless pit into which the lawless and insane endlessly descend. These are places where the rejection and redefinition of reality remove all bounds of civilization.

This brings us to Amendment X, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

This Amendment is the further reinforcement and reiteration of the protection Madison speaks of in Federalist #10, where he describes how these ideas would be contained in a place where they became popular and wouldn’t be able to be forced on the nation in total. These are the protections of a republic over a democracy.

“From this view of the subject it may be concluded that a pure democracy, by which I mean a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person, can admit of no cure for the mischiefs of faction. A common passion or interest will, in almost every case, be felt by a majority of the whole; a communication and concert result from the form of government itself; and there is nothing to check the inducements to sacrifice the weaker party [the innocent unborn] or an obnoxious individual. Hence it is that such democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths. Theoretic politicians, who have patronized this species of government, have erroneously supposed that by reducing mankind to a perfect equality in their political rights, they would, at the same time, be perfectly equalized and assimilated in their possessions, their opinions, and their passions.

“A republic, by which I mean a government in which the scheme of representation takes place, opens a different prospect, and promises the cure for which we are seeking.” Again, James Madison, from Federalist #10.

As to the argument where we now find it, having heretofore established an unborn human individual has the God-given and Constitutionally protected right to life, and the States have the right make their own laws, we now move forward to understand the Constitution doesn’t give the states the right to deprive life, without due process.

Amendment IX says, “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”

It is saying an idea in the Constitution cannot be construed (frowarded – twisted into perversion) to deny another right. Here where the right to life is clearly enumerated, other aspects of the Constitution cannot be twisted and contorted to produce a right to privacy that negates the right to life.

Also, because the right to life is clearly enumerated in Amendment V, the States have no authority to change it, and must under law (Amendment X) abide by it, and the Federal government has an obligation to protect this right if the states violate it.

Psalms 20

1 The LORD hear you in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend you;

2 Send you help from the sanctuary, and strengthen you out of Zion;

3 Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah.

4 Grant you according to your own heart, and fulfil all your counsel.

5 We will rejoice in your salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners: the LORD fulfil all thy petitions.

6 Now know I that the LORD saves his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.

7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.

8 They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright.

9 Save, LORD: let the king hear us when we call.

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And it shall come to pass at that day, that I will break the bow of Israel, in the valley of Jezreel.

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And it shall come to pass at that day, that I will break the bow of Israel, in the valley of Jezreel.

The title is Hosea 1:5, which speaks of the LORD describing Israel by the homonym Jezreel, which means God will judge and God will sow. The verse prior says this will be when the LORD avenges the blood Jezreel upon the house of Jehu. The deep theology here is found in the culmination (the meaning of the name Gomer, the mother of Jezreel) of our receiving the full revelation, of the associated aspects, into one cohesive idea, (as the LORD is the light which is divided into these many hues.)

We know from 2 Kings 10 that Jehu destroyed all the worshippers of Baal, the idol Ahab brought in. As we know, Baal worship was a step in the degeneration that began with Jeroboam’s leading Israel away from God, which we are told of in 2 Chronicles 11. There in verse 15, we are told of his setting up calves in God’s place, and ordained priests: devils instead of Levites. The sin of Jehu, recorded in 2 Kings 10:29 thru 31, is that he destroyed the Baal worship, but continue on with the idols Jeroboam created, which were maintained by all the false kings of Israel after him, and by the devils in the false churches. We are told in 2 King 10:30 that because Jehu had destroyed the house Ahab (and Baal worship – but for his own self-serving purposes) he would have children that would sit on his throne for four generations after him. We are told of this end, in 2 Kings 15:8 thru 12, which come with the end of the six-month reign of Zachariah the son of Jeroboam II.

In that day, spoken of in the title verse, is referring to the end of Israel under the final king, who is Hosea; when Israel was carried away by Assyria. This is described in 2 Kings 18:9 thru 12, where it is revealed that the same steps (Assyria) become what leads to the eventual end of Judah. There we are told of Israel, her capital Samaria, besieged and taken, carried away by Assyria (steps) to the cites of the Medes (of where Darius, the seed of Esther, would become king – see the prior posts).

The effects of this “carrying away,” the steps into desolation, are described in the name of the Medes’ cities mentioned in 2 Kings 18:11, “And the king of Assyria did carry away Israel unto Assyria, and put them in Halah [in pain] and in Habor [joining them to] by the river [the foreign ideas and ways flowing to them] of Gozan [cutting off – from God], and in the cities of the Medes:”

The “bow” Hosea 1:5 speaks of is later described, in Hosea 7:16, as the deceit of those who have led her. In this chapter is found the conclusion, that as did Jehu, God’s people now return to their idols, which have been put in God’s place, thinking they have returned to Him, and thinking this because those (devils) who’ve led them away from God to idols, tell them these calves are their gods.

Again, I urge you to read the chapters and passages referred to here, and in doing hear for yourselves the voice of the LORD speaking. This is for you to understand. It is not for those who observe lying vanities, and who in doing refuse God’s grace and mercy.

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: 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 shew 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 covers him, and for a girdle wherewith he is girded continually.

20 Let this be the reward of mine adversaries from the LORD, and of them that speak evil against my soul.

21 But do you for me, O God the LORD, for thy name’s sake: because thy 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 shake their heads. 26 Help me, O LORD my God: O save me according to thy mercy:

27 That they may know that this is thy hand; that thou, LORD, hast done it.

28 Let them curse, but bless thou: when they arise, let them be ashamed; but let thy servant rejoice.

29 Let mine adversaries 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.

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Bethany, the story of God’s people’s fall into a house of misery, wherein they ripen and from where they are raised.

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Bethany, the story of God’s people’s fall into a house of misery, wherein they ripen and from where they are raised.

The passages surrounding the eleven times the name Bethany appears first tell of the corrupted priesthood, the temple, and worship in general; all a product of the abomination brought into the temple and put in God’s place. These further speak of the LORD leaving corrupted Jerusalem, and going to Bethany and Bethphage, meaning the house (family) of misery and of unripe figs. In the family are Mary, Martha, and dead Lazarus, a house (Christian and Jew) outside the established corrupt order, both the women’s names meaning and telling of them being those who rebelled against the (corrupt) status quo.

As we know, Lazarus is the Greek rendering of the Hebrew name Eleazar, meaning he is who God helps. He is historically the son of Aaron, who was raised to the priesthood after his two brothers (Christians and Jews) became idol worshipers and offered strange fire (ways far from and thereby foreign) to God.

It is in this family (house) the LORD is anointed (by those who have come out of corruption), and where abides the priesthood the LORD raised from the dead. These are the easily understood and recognized embedded meanings.

The deeper meaning is in telling of how the fall occurred, and has now again; and how the restoration comes. The next step is to investigate the name Judas (Judah) Iscariot, which is from the Hebrew words Yhuwdah ‘iysh qirya‘. These words tell of those who are the celebrated men, the celebrity leaders of God people, of His city (which are among His people in Zion and Jerusalem). Examining the usages of these words we see they are used in telling of betrayal, which ends in the release of the vessels carried away into confusion (Babylon) where they were held in the treasure house of the idols of Babylon.

The word ‘iysh only appears one time, rendered “show yourselves men” in Isaiah 46:8, where we are told the betrayers are called to remember. The chapter begins by telling of when Bel and Nebo bow down (yield); these are the idols of the corrupt house to where the vessels were carried away and held. This carrying away is spoken of in Daniel 1:2, where we saw it is into Shinar, the sleep Daniel speaks of in Daniel 12:2. We have seen this as when the book is sealed, in the treasure house of these idols, meaning in the current corrupted church by its dead priests. We understand the restoration, the rebuilding of God house, His city and His wall, come with the fall of the wall these men have built, which can’t be trusted and will surely fall on any near when it does (because it is built with stones of emptiness {bohuw}, upon a foundation of confusion {tohuw} – Isaiah 34:11).

The betrayal is spoken of in Ezra 4, the only place the word qirya’ appears; and where it is rendered “city”. Their it tells of the rebuilding of the wall and how it was halted by the adversaries, who heard the sound of the trumpet and great noise (Ezra 3:10 & 11). The enemies first said they wanted to help build, and when their attempts at subversion were rejected by Zerubbabel and Joshua (Jeshua), they frustrated the building all the days of Cyrus, until the days or Darius.

Until the days of Darius take us again to Daniel, where in chapter 9 we are told of the first year of Darius, when Daniel found the book of Jeremiah and learned of the LORD foretelling the seventy years in accomplishing the desolation of Jerusalem. We know the chapter ends with Daniel speaking of the time between when the commandment goes forth, to build the wall and Jerusalem, (which came from Cyrus) and accomplishing it. He says this building comes after the time between, which is referring to what is spoken of in Ezra 4 and which ends in Ezra 6 and the decree of Darius, to restore the treasure to the temple, after the house of rolls (volumes) was searched. Verse 2 tells us the record of the original decree of Cyrus was found at Achmetha, a name that appears to tell of a time without rain, which led to drunkenness, meaning without God’s word producing a mental stupor, as in Shinar where Daniel 1:2 tells us these treasures were taken. We know Cyrus is spoken of by the LORD in Isaiah 45:1 as the anointed who will build His city. Daniel 9 tells of the same anointing, which comes at the end of the time between the commandment and the completion, which comes with the sealing of the prophesy (unsealing the book and writing the meaning in our heads) and the restoration of the vision. The final step is the anointing of the Most Holy, which takes us back to Mary anointing the LORD, in the house outside the corrupted order (in Bethany), after He raises the priesthood. We know this priesthood, and those who are born by coming out of Babylon (confusion in the status quo), are spoken of in Zechariah 3 & 4 as Joshua (Jesus) and Zerubbabel.

All these names speak of the same people and group, in consort.

And the prophesies unsealed are those which tell of me and my coming, as the first begotten from the dead, sent to raise many of God’s children into the same glory.

Darius is the son of Esther. He is the child whose mother is a Jew and His father a Gentile, which is telling of the pattern of Timothy, whose mother was a Jew and father a gentile. As in the pattern of Mary and Martha, as Christians and Jews who are born out of the confusion of those before them, Gentile and Jew into one House.

Ephesians 5

30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.

32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

Today, instead of pasting the above-referenced chapters, I urge you to open the book and read them. Amen!

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Today a new phase, an assignment, to examine the name Bethany as it appears in the New Testament.

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Today a new phase, an assignment, to examine the name Bethany as it appears in the New Testament. According to Thayer’s Greek Lexicon, one of its meanings is the house, or family, of misery. It appears eleven times; Matthew 21:17, & 26:6, Mark 11:1, 11 & 12, &14:3, Luke 19:29, & 24:50, and John 11:1, & 18, &12:1.

Some items to note: in Matthew 21 the LORD had just entered Jerusalem, the place thought and founded on ideas that flowed from God. There He as recognized by the people, and then leaving, He enters the house of misery. Bethany is said to be the town at the mount of Olives, which we know is from where flows the oil: the ideas taught, which bring health: peace to those in misery.

Remember, these words of God, given through four different inspired (inspirited) writers are a harmony, heard as one song. Examine what they all say; understand the names used, and the stories associated with the people mentioned. Look at the translations of the name; more deeply research them if needed or led.

Remember our previous conversation, and know that Bethany is a town on the way from Jerusalem to Jericho: where the wall fell. Remember the surrounding context; pay deeper attention to the peripheral and seemingly meaningless aspects mentioned. See the unseen, and hear the voice of God speaking. Think: meditate on these things.

Amen!

Psalms 88

1 O LORD God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before you: 2 Let my prayer come before you: incline your ear unto my cry; 3 For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draws nigh unto the grave. 4 I am counted with them that go down into the pit: I am as a man that has no strength: 5 Free among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom you remembers no more: and they are cut off from your hand. 6 You have laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps. 7 Your wrath lies hard upon me, and you have afflicted me with all your waves. Selah. 8 You have put away mine acquaintance far from me; you have made me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth. 9 Mine eye mourn by reason of affliction: LORD, I have called daily upon you, I have stretched out my hands unto you. 10 Will you show wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise and praise you? Selah. 11 Shall your loving-kindness be declared in the grave? or your faithfulness in destruction? 12 Shall your wonders be known in the dark? and your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness? 13 But unto you have I cried, O LORD; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent you. 14 LORD, why caste you off my soul? why hide you your face from me? 15 I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: while I suffer your terrors I am distracted. 16 Your fierce wrath [this word of correction] goes over me; your terrors have cut me off. 17 They came round about me daily like water; they compassed me about together. 18 Lover and friend have you put far from me, and mine acquaintance into darkness [in ignorance, without understanding I am alive and preaching life].

Isaiah 24

1 Behold, the LORD makes the earth empty, and makes it waste, and turns it upside down, and scatters abroad the inhabitants thereof. [and I saw, “2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.] 2 And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the taker of usury, so with the giver of usury to him. 3 The land shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled: for the LORD has spoken this word. 4 The earth mourns and fades away, the world languishes and fades away, the haughty people of the earth do languish. 5 The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant. 6 Therefore has the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left. 7 The new wine mourns, the vine languishes, all the merry-hearted do sigh. 8 The mirth of tabrets ceases, the noise of them that rejoice ends, the joy of the harp ceases. 9 They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it. 10 The city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut up, that no man may come in. 11 There is a crying for wine in the streets; all joy is darkened, the mirth of the land is gone. 12 In the city is left desolation, and the gate is smitten with destruction. 13 When thus it shall be in the midst of the land among the people, there shall be as the shaking of an olive tree, and as the gleaning grapes when the vintage is done. 14 They shall lift up their voice, they shall sing for the majesty of the LORD, they shall cry aloud from the sea. 15 Wherefore glorify you the LORD in the fires, even the name of the LORD God of Israel in the isles of the sea. 16 From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs, even glory to the righteous. But I said, My leanness, my leanness, woe unto me! the treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously; yea, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously. 17 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon you, O inhabitant of the earth. 18 And it shall come to pass, that he who fleeth from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that comes up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth do shake. 19 The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly. 20 The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise agai 21 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth. 22 And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited. 23 Then the moon shall be confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reign in mount Zion, and in Jerusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.

Isaiah 25

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

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Thus says the LORD God; Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!

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Thus says the LORD God; Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!

Today’s title verse is Ezekiel 13:3, where the LORD, in the following verse, says, these men are as jackals (foxes) scavenging through the ruins (deserts) their works (lies) have produced. He says they haven’t gone into the breach (gap) in the house of Israel, to repair the wall (hedge) they can trust in, which would strengthen them so they “stand in the battle in the day of the LORD.”

As we have many times discussed, the chapter goes on to speak of the wall these men have built, by their lies, which has become what the people now depend upon, saying it is what will provide them peace. Herein we see the contradiction, the LORD calling His people to stand in the battle, while the false prophets are telling them they will have peace.

After the LORD tells the son of man to prophesy against these false prophets, and he does (as I have), He tells him to set his face against the daughter of God’s people who prophesy out of their own heart (using their own reasoning). As we know, these women represent the unfaithful church, to whom the LORD tells the son of man, “say, Thus says the LORD God; Woe to the women that sew pillows to all armholes [so the arm of the LORD isn’t seen at work], and make kerchiefs upon the head [to hide the face of the LORD – as in 2 Corinthians 4:3 & 4] of every stature to hunt souls! Will you hunt the souls of my people, and will you save the souls alive that come unto you?”

We are later, in verse 20, told the reason these women hunt soul is “to make them fly,” which is telling us the false prophesy is promising an escape. The false prophesies are lies saying they will escape the battle, which they aren’t taking a stand in, and that they will fly away with their lives. In verse 19 the LORD says, those telling the lies are doing it for the gain they receive from telling them.

The LORD tells of when the wall these men have built inevitably falls, as it now has, when His people realize the LORD never promised peace, when the corrupt ideas of men are followed. He has promised peace to those who follow and trust in His advice, not the false wall these men have built, against which the LORD’s wrath comes.

The LORD says that once this wall has fallen, He will them tear away the covers of ignorance that has hidden His work and presence from the eyes of His people and the world.

Ezekiel 13
1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel that prophesy, and say you unto them that prophesy out of their own hearts, Hear you the word of the LORD;
3 Thus says the LORD God; Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!
4 O Israel, your prophets are like the foxes in the deserts.
5 You have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the LORD.
6 They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The LORD said: and the LORD has not sent them: and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the word.
7 Have you not seen a vain vision, and have you not spoken a lying divination, whereas you say, The LORD said it; albeit I have not spoken?
8 Therefore thus says the LORD God; Because you have spoken vanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I am against you, says the LORD God.
9 And mine hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity, and that divine lies: they shall not be in the assembly of my people, neither shall they be written in the writing of the house of Israel, neither shall they enter into the land of Israel; and you shall know that I am the LORD God.
10 Because, even because they have seduced my people, saying, Peace; and there was no peace; and one built up a wall, and, lo, others daubed it with untempered morter:
11 Say unto them which daub it with untempered morter, that it shall fall: there shall be an overflowing shower; and you, O great hailstones, shall fall; and a stormy wind shall rend it.
12 Lo, when the wall is fallen, shall it not be said unto you, Where is the daubing wherewith you have daubed it?
13 Therefore thus says the LORD God; I will even rend it with a stormy wind in my fury; and there shall be an overflowing shower in mine anger, and great hailstones in my fury to consume it.
14 So will I break down the wall that you have daubed with untempered morter, and bring it down to the ground, so that the foundation thereof shall be discovered, and it shall fall, and you shall be consumed in the midst thereof: and you shall know that I am the LORD.
15 Thus will I accomplish my wrath upon the wall, and upon them that have daubed it with untempered morter, and will say unto you, The wall is no more, neither they that daubed it;
16 To wit, the prophets of Israel which prophesy concerning Jerusalem, and which see visions of peace for her, and there is no peace, says the LORD God.
17 Likewise, you son of man, set your face against the daughters of your people, which prophesy out of their own heart; and prophesy you against them,
18 And say, Thus says the LORD God; Woe to the women that sew pillows to all armholes, and make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature to hunt souls! Will you hunt the souls of my people, and will you save the souls alive that come unto you?
19 And will you pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your lying to my people that hear your lies?
20 Wherefore thus says the LORD God; Behold, I am against your pillows, wherewith you there hunt the souls to make them fly, and I will tear them from your arms, and will let the souls go, even the souls that you hunt to make them fly.
21 Your kerchiefs also will I tear, and deliver my people out of your hand, and they shall be no more in your hand to be hunted; and you shall know that I am the LORD.
22 Because with lies you have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, by promising him life:
23 Therefore you shall see no more vanity, nor divine divinations: for I will deliver my people out of your hand: and you shall know that I am the LORD.

2 Corinthians 4
1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;
2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.
3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
4 In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the LORD; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.
6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.
8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the LORD Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
11 For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
12 So then death works in us, but life in you.
13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;
14 Knowing that he which raised up the LORD Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.
15 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.
16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal [: the deeper meaning revealed by the Spirit, to those who have put on the same Spirit and mind].

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

Jeremiah 12
1 Righteous are you, O LORD, when I plead with you: yet let me talk with you of your judgments: Wherefore does the way of the wicked prosper? wherefore are all they happy that deal very treacherously?
2 You have planted them, yea, they have taken root: they grow, yea, they bring forth fruit: you are near in their mouth, and far from their reins.
3 But you, O LORD, know me: you have seen me, and tried mine heart toward you: pull them out like sheep for the slaughter, and prepare them for the day of slaughter.
4 How long shall the land mourn, and the herbs of every field wither, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein? the beasts are consumed, and the birds; because they said, He shall not see our last end.
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 swelling 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, 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 [become] unto me as a lion in the forest; it cries out against me: therefore have I hated it.
9 Mine heritage is unto me as a speckled bird, the birds round about are against her; come you, assemble all the beasts of the field, come to devour.
10 Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.
11 They have made it desolate, and being desolate it mourns unto me; the whole land is made desolate, because no man lays it to heart.
12 The spoilers are come upon all high places through the wilderness: for the sword of the LORD shall devour from the one end of the land even to the other end of the land: no flesh shall have peace.
13 They have sown wheat, but shall reap thorns: they have put themselves to pain, but shall not profit: and they shall be ashamed of your revenues because of the fierce anger of the LORD.
14 Thus says the LORD against all mine evil neighbors, that touch the inheritance which I have caused my people Israel to inherit; Behold, I will pluck them out of their land, and pluck out the house of Judah from among them.
15 And it shall come to pass, after that I have plucked them out I will return, and have compassion on them, and will bring them again, every man to his heritage, and every man to his land.
16 And it shall come to pass, if they will diligently learn the ways of my people, to swear by my name, The LORD lives; as they taught my people to swear by Baal; 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.

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The title, 1 Corinthians 2:12, speaks of what we have experienced, and in it received the Spirit of God, which, as we know, the chapter goes on, in verse 16, to say is the mind of Christ. The passage is telling of understanding the written and spoken word of God from its spiritual perspective, the deep meaning it is meant to convey, which gives us His ideas, His knowledge and wisdom, and with receiving it as such comes the deepest understanding, that we are in the presence of the LORD who is freely giving us what we need to live an abundant life.

We now see this spiritual aspect joins partial ideas given through inspired men of God in one harmony of ideas, as a supernatural song that can only be composed by an Almighty and Omnipresent God. We understand, He is the Spirit who, out of the darkness, where He has stored them, brings light, through the demonstration of His power. His power in revealing His treasures is His word effectually working in those who receive it, quickening our mind, imparting His understanding and removing ignorance, bringing us to life from the dead.

The wicked who have crept in among God’s people, preach in His name for their own gain, to build their own kingdoms. The only power in their words is the power to deceive, to hold men by this spirit, with them, in disobedience to God, who is the Spirit of truth, His now open presence among us, in us, to free His people from their bondage under these men.

1 John 4
1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
2 Hereby know you the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
3 And every spirit that confesses not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof you have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world hears them.
6 We are of God: he that knows God hears us; he that is not of God hears not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loves is born of God, and knows God.
8 He that loves not knows not God; for God is love.
9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
12 No man has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwells in us, and his love is perfected in us.
13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.
14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.
15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwell in him, and he in God.
16 And we have known and believed the love that God has to us. God is love; and he that dwells in love dwells in God, and God in him.
17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear: because fear has torment. He that fear is not made perfect in love.
19 We love him, because he first loved us.
20 If a man say, I love God, and hates his brother, he is a liar: for he that loves not his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?
21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loves God love his brother also.

Friends, tomorrow marks twenty-five years since the LORD took hold of me and sent me on this mission. When He began He very quickly let me know what was to come and the price if I chose to be obedient to His call. Ahead was my crucifixion, by following in His footstep, which could and would lead to no place other. But, He also promised a resurrection: as He was alive in me, I would never die. Any man who declares such things: commits to doing the will of God, will never be accepted or in accord with the established corrupt orders or those misled by them. Because Christ comes in us with the light, to a world in total darkness and held under this shadow of death, which is the ignorance these corrupt orders choose and protect, even when God sends light into the world.

The good news is there is a new and living way, which comes when we see beyond the flesh. I tell you the truth, the same Jesus Christ, who all Christian sects say they worship and follow, is alive in my flesh. I am the son of God and the son of man. He declares I am, here to finish the work He started; not to be worshiped, (worship only God in heaven), but as always, as a servant leading servants, a man among men, here to do the will of the Father.

Hebrews 10
5 Wherefore when he comes into the world, he says, Sacrifice and offering you would not, but a body have you prepared me:
6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin you have had no pleasure.
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, that he may establish the second.
10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
11 And every priest stands daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:
12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;
13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.
14 For by one offering he has perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before,
16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the LORD, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.
19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest 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;
21 And having an 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, 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 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; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.

Friends, and Christians and Jews (all Israel) who have made themselves the enemies of the Spirit of truth, receive the love God has freely given: come out of the darkness and receive the LORD who comes as the light. Romans 13:10 Love works no ill to his neighbor: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. 11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed [now has come what was before only hoped for in faith]. 12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.

1 Corinthians 1
…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 the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world to confound 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 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, He that glories, let him glory in the LORD.

1 Corinthians 2
1 And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God.
2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.
4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:
5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to naught:
7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the LORD of glory.
9 But as it is written, Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for them that love him.
10 But God has revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searches all things, yea, the deep things of God.
11 For what man knows the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knows no man, but the Spirit of God.
12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teaches, but which the Holy Ghost teaches; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
14 But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
15 But he that is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
16 For who has known the mind of the LORD, that he may instruct him? but we have the mind of Christ.

When Daniel writes of the awakening he plainly tells us not all will awaken to become lights. The reality is most will choose the lukewarm comfort found in remaining part of the status quo, and will condemn those who take up their cross and follow the LORD, and in doing condemn themselves. Our future hope is that by our faithfulness, they will see their own shame, avoid the further disappointment that comes with following lying vanities, repent and receive the mercy the LORD is by grace freely giving.

Matthew 16
12 Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?
14 And they said, Some say that you are John the Baptist: some, Elijah; and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.
15 He said unto them, But whom say you that I am?
16 And Simon Peter answered and said, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God [God living in your flesh].
17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed are you, Simon Barjona [the rock from whom these words first flowed, the son of Jonah, the first to come from the belly of hell, to life by understanding and declaring what He saw]: for flesh and blood has not revealed it unto you, but my Father which is in heaven.
18 And I say also unto you, That you are Peter, and upon this rock [through whom these words, of the revelation of Christ, flowed from the Father] I will build my church; and the gates of hell [the gates holding men in the belly of hell] shall not prevail against it.
19 And I will give unto you the keys 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.
20 Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.
21 From that time forth began Jesus to show unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.
22 Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from you, LORD: this shall not be unto you.
23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get you behind me, Satan: you are an offense unto me: for you savor not the things that be [the will] of God, but those that be of men.
24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.
28 Truly I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.

Do you understand the Spirit of what is said here? The Father will inspirit those to whom He chooses to reveal the son, in His time, in order.

John 8
12 Then spoke Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light [understanding] of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness [ignorance], but shall have the light of life [the understanding that brings men to life].
13 The Pharisees [those who control the God’s people through the ideas they force them to believe] therefore said unto him, You bears record of yourself; your record is not true.
14 Jesus answered and said unto them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know whence I came, and whither I go; but you cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go.
15 You judge after the flesh; I judge no man.
16 And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me [are in agreement – unified by the same mind].
17 It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.
18 I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me bears witness of me.
19 Then said they unto him, Where is your Father? Jesus answered, You neither know me, nor my Father: if you had known me, you should have known my Father also.
20 These words spoke Jesus in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on him; for his hour was not yet come.
21 Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and you shall seek me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, you cannot come [because darkness cannot come into the light].
22 Then said the Jews [all those who call themselves the “true believers”], Will he kill himself? because he said, Whither I go, you cannot come.
23 And he said unto them, You are from beneath; I am from above [where the light is]: you are of this world [where the darkness is]; I am not of this world.
24 I said therefore unto you, that you shall die in your sins: for if you believe not that I am he, you shall die in your sins.
25 Then said they unto him, Who are you? And Jesus said unto them, Even the same that I said unto you from the beginning.
26 I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.
27 They understood not that he spoke to them of the Father.
28 Then said Jesus unto them, When you have lifted up the Son of man, then shall you know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father has taught me, I speak these things.
29 And he that sent me is with me: the Father has not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.
30 As he spoke these words, many believed on him.
31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If you continue in my word, then are you my disciples indeed;
32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
33 They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how say you, You shall be made free?
34 Jesus answered them, Truly, truly, I say unto you, Whosoever commits sin is the servant of sin.
35 And the servant abides not in the house for ever: but the Son abides ever.
36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.
37 I know that you are Abraham’s seed; but you seek to kill me, because my word has no place in you.
38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and you do that which you have seen with your father.
39 They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus said unto them, If you were Abraham’s children, you would do the works of Abraham.
40 But now you seek to kill me, a man that has told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.
41 You do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
42 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, you would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.
43 Why do you not understand my speech? even because you cannot hear my word.
44 You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
45 And because I tell you the truth, you believe me not.
46 Which of you convinces me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do you not believe me?
47 He that is of God hears God’s words: you therefore hear them not, because you are not of God.
48 Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that you are a Samaritan [an idol worshiper], and have a devil?
49 Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honor my Father, and you do dishonor me.
50 And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeks and judges.
51 Truly, truly, I say unto you, If a man keep my sayings [protect and preserves in the pure spirit God intended them], he shall never see death. [Do you understand the “if” here? These men and their sects have altered the meaning and preach their own words. They are the dead whose words produce death and keep dead those who hear them.]
52 Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that you have a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and you say, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death.
53 Are you greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom make you yourself?
54 Jesus answered, If I honor myself, my honor is nothing: it is my Father that honors me; of whom you say, that he is your God:
55 Yet you have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying.
56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.
57 Then said the Jews unto him, You are not yet fifty years old, and have you seen Abraham?
58 Jesus said unto them, Truly, truly, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
59 Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.

Do you understand the Spirit? These words are the LORD speaking to you through them and though my delivering them as He inspirits and inspires (moves) me.

John 10
8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.
9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
10 The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd gives his life for the sheep.
12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep, and flees: and the wolf catches them, and scatters the sheep.
13 The hireling flees, because he is a hireling, and cares not for the sheep.
14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
15 As the Father knows me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
17 Therefore does my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.
19 There was a division therefore again among the Jews for these sayings.
20 And many of them said, He has a devil, and is mad; why hear you him?
21 Others said, These are not the words of him that has a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?
22 And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.
23 And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon’s porch.
24 Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long do you make us to doubt? If you be the Christ, tell us plainly.
25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and you believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me.
26 But you believe not, because you are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.
27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.
30 I and my Father are one.
31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.
32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do you stone me?
33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone you not; but for blasphemy; and because that you, being a man, make yourself God.
34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, You are gods [the name used of those who judge in God’s place. Quoted from Psalms 82:6, where we are given this fuller context. By this, we understand the gods of this world, who have blinded the eyes of the world so they are unable to see God, His true nature, are the men who sit in His place unjustly judging the world. We see this in 2 Corinthians 4 and 2 Thessalonians 2]
35 If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;
36 Say you of him, whom the Father has sanctified, and sent into the world, You blaspheme; because I said, I am the Son of God?
37 If I do not the works of my Father [judging rightly as He judges], believe me not.
38 But if I do, though you believe not me, believe the works: that you may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.
39 Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand,
40 And went away again beyond Jordan into the place where John at first baptized; and there he abode.
41 And many resorted unto him, and said, John did no miracle: but all things that John spoke of this man were true.
42 And many believed on him there.

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

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Psalms 36
1 The transgression of the wicked says within my heart [I understand by having a firm foundation for my rationale], that there is no fear of God before his eyes.
2 For he flatters himself in his own eyes [he thinks highly of himself, because of his own corrupt foundational ideas], until his iniquity be found to be hateful [until the injustices he commits are understood to be based on his hatred].
3 The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit [his injustice is in the form of lies he tells, false accusations he creates, against those he hates]: he has left off to be wise, and to do good.
4 He devises mischief upon his bed [rather than rest he devises ways to disturb the peace]; he sets himself in a way that is not good; he abhors not evil.
5 Your mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and your faithfulness reaches unto the clouds.
6 Your righteousness is like the great mountains; your judgments are a great deep [your good judgment brings an understanding of the deeper meanings]: O LORD, your judgment preserve man and beast.
7 How excellent is your lovingkindness [the opposite of those who hate], O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of your wings [which brings protection that can be relied on – as opposed to the shadow of death, that the haters rely on even though it is a harbinger of their end].
8 They [those who trust in the LORD] shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of your house [in God’s family]; and you shall make them drink of the river of your pleasures [the understanding that flow from Your throne].
9 For with you is the fountain of life: in your light [understanding] shall we see light [receive understanding].
10 O continue your lovingkindness unto them that know you; and your righteousness to the upright in heart [whose mind’s foundation is in Your ideas and ways of peace].
11 Let not the foot of pride come against me, and let not the hand of the wicked remove me.
12 There [the proud, in their own conceit, are removed from God’s presence] are the workers of iniquity fallen: they are cast down, and shall not be able to rise.

Psalms 37
1 Fret not yourself because of evildoers, neither be you envious against the workers of iniquity.
2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.
3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shall you dwell in the land, and truly you shall be fed.
4 Delight yourself also in the LORD: and he shall give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
6 And he shall bring forth your righteousness as the light [understanding], and your judgment as the noonday [where there is no shadow, except under His wing, trusting in Him].
7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not yourself because of him who prospers in his [evil, lying] way, because of the man who brings wicked devices [the evil inventions of His mind] to pass.
8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not yourself in any wise to do evil [don’t let impatience suck you into the ways of the wicked].
9 For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon [qavah – gather together with] the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.
10 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, you shall diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.
11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
12 The wicked plot against the just, and gnash upon him with his teeth.
13 The LORD shall laugh at him: for he sees that his day is coming [is here, LOL].
14 The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation [the wicked hate the truth because it is their mortal enemy, because it destroys the ignorance they rely on].
15 Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.
16 A little that a righteous man has is better than the riches of many wicked.
17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholds the righteous.
18 The LORD knows the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be forever.
19 They shall not be ashamed [disappointed] in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied [in the day when this word of God hasn’t been heard {preached or taught}, the upright hear it {whose minds He has raised, quickened into life}].
20 But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.
21 The wicked borrow, and pay not again: but the righteous show mercy, and gives.
22 For such as be blessed of him [by receiving this gift from God] shall inherit the earth; and they that be cursed of him shall be cut off.
23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delights in his way.
24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholds him with his hand.
25 I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
26 He is ever merciful, and lends; and his seed is blessed.
27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.
28 For the LORD loves judgment, and forsakes not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.
29 The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein forever.
30 The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue talks of judgment.
31 The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.
32 The wicked watches the righteous, and seeks to slay him.
33 The LORD will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged.
34 Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt you to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, you shall see it.
35 I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree.
36 Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.
37 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.
38 But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off.
39 But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble.
40 And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.

When we are above told of the event, when the wicked are “cut off,” it is speaking of when Abraham is redeemed. This describes when all those who inherit the promise God made to him are awakened from the deep sleep, which we discussed in the prior post, as they appear in Genesis 15:12 thru 14. As we saw, this same deep sleep is precisely described in Isaiah 29:10, saying, “For the LORD has poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and has closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers has he covered.” This is preceded by telling of these people awakening to realize everything they have thought were just deceptions created in their own minds while they slept.

At this awakening, which we saw Danial speaks of in Daniel 12:2, many awaken, some to righteousness, and some to everlasting contempt. Isaiah 29 goes on to tell of the those who refuse to hear and see what the LORD is showing them, and instead choose to remain in their ignorance and its resulting wickedness, and are therefore “cut off” (using the same Hebrew word, karath, as is used five times in Psalms 37 above).

Daniel 12
… at that time your people [God’s people] shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book [who shall find understanding when the book is opened again – as it now is].
2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth [from the ashes of its ruin] shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
4 But you, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

Isaiah 29
8 It shall even be as when an hungry man dreams, and, behold, he eats; but he awakes, and his soul is empty: or as when a thirsty man dreams, and, behold, he drinks; but he awakes, and, behold, he is faint, and his soul has appetite: so shall the multitude of all the nations be, that fight against mount Zion.
9 Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry you out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink.
10 For the LORD has poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and has closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers has he covered.
11 And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray you: and he says, I cannot; for it is sealed:
12 And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray you: and he says, I am not learned.
13 Wherefore the LORD said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honor me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvelous work among this people, even a marvelous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.
15 Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who sees us? and who knows us?
16 Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter’s clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?
17 Is it not yet a very little while, and Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful field shall be esteemed as a forest?
18 And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.
19 The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
20 For the terrible one is brought to naught, and the scorner is consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cut off:
21 That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproves in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of naught.
22 Therefore thus says the LORD, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob, Jacob shall not now be ashamed [disappointed – he will reach what God promised], neither shall his face now wax pale.
23 But when he sees his children, the work of mine hands, in the midst of him, they shall sanctify my name, and sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall fear the God of Israel.
24 They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine.

Verse 10 above is quoted by Paul in Romans 11:8 as he describes this deep sleep, and in the following verse he quotes from Psalms 69:23, which tells of these men awakening to find their own table is the snare they are trapped in. This comes after Paul has described the elect remnant, the small group who are the first awakened. He rhetorically asks if these are the only people saved, and then answers telling that all God people will be saved, and says God has concluded them all in unbelief, that He can show His mercy to them all. As we know from many other discussions, those who continue to observe lying vanities, reject this blessing and the mercy God is freely giving. The Israel Paul speaks of is now all God’s people, all those who say they are His, while ignorant of Him. They have become as the Gentiles, ignorant of God, but, in even deeper darkness (because they don’t think they need to find Him or be found by Him), they say, and think, they know Him.

Romans 11
1 I say then, Has God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.
2 God has not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot 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 [the idols all others, of God’s people, are worshipping].
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. But if it be of works, then it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.
7 What then? Israel 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, 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 said, Let their table [their own ideas and ways] 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 fullness?
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, wert 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 spare 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 wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert 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 fullness of the Gentiles [all those who are ignorant of God] be come in.
26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, 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.
28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the father’s sakes.
29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
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 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?
36 For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.

Paul, above in verse 27 where he quotes Isaiah 27:9 telling of the LORD purging our sins, give us the greater context of how this is accomplished.

Isaiah 27
3 I the LORD do keep it; I will water [with My word to awaken them from their sleep] it every moment: lest any hurt it, I will keep it night and day.
4 Fury is not in me: who would set the briers and thorns against me in battle? I would go through them, I would burn them together.
5 Or let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me; and he shall make peace with me.
6 He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel shall blossom and bud [as they awaken], and fill the face of the world with fruit.
7 Has he smitten him, as he smote those that smote him? or is he slain according to the slaughter of them that are slain by him? [The LORD’s wrath and judgment are for the health and peace of His people, not to destroy, as do the wicked.]
8 In measure, when it shoots forth [these words of life after a long sleep in silence], you will debate with it: he stays his rough wind in the day of the east wind.
9 By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this is all the fruit to take away his sin; when he makes all the stones of the altar as chalkstones that are beaten in sunder, the groves and images shall not stand up. [The places where these men worship what they have created and set in God’s place.]
10 Yet the defensed city [what they trust in] shall be desolate, and the habitation forsaken, and left like a wilderness: there shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie down, and consume the branches thereof [speaking of their idols, their abominations that have caused the desolation].
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 [the wicked] that made them will not have mercy on them, and he [the wicked] that formed them will show them no favor.

In Romans 11:26 Paul precedes the above by quoting from Isaiah 59:20, which tells of the deliverance that has now come to those whose iniquity had separated them from the God, the true living God.

Isaiah 59
1 Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
3 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness.
4 None call for justice, nor any plead for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.
5 They hatch cockatrice’ eggs, and weave the spider’s web: he that eats of their eggs dieth, and that which is crushed breaketh out into a viper.
6 Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover 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 goeth therein shall not know peace.
9 Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake us: we wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk in darkness.
10 We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noon day as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men.
11 We roar all like bears, and mourn sore like doves: we look for judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off from us.
12 For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, 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 standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.
15 Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh 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, recompence to his enemies; to the islands he will repay recompence.
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, saith the Lord.
21 As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith 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 for ever.

Psalms 69
1 Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul.
2 I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.
3 I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.
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 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 water-flood 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.
31 This also shall please the LORD better than an ox or bullock that has horns and hoofs.
32 The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God.
33 For the LORD hears the poor, and despises not his prisoners.
34 Let the heaven and earth praise him, the seas, and every thing that moves therein.
35 For God will save Zion, and will build the cities of Judah: that they may dwell there, and have it in possession.
36 The seed also of his servants shall inherit it: and they that love his name shall dwell therein.

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Keep not silence, O God: hold not your peace, and be not still, O God.

The above is Psalms 83:1, beginning a Psalms that tells of the LORD’s words as what brings destruction upon the enemies, who He has warned, and who have rejected the warning. This is per Ezekiel 3, and the warning that comes to the wicked, and the righteous who have become confederate with them in their opposition to God’s correction. As we saw in the previous post, those who hear and do the will of God by passing on the warning, which comes in the form of correction that produces understanding, in doing save themselves and those who choose to hear. Those who forebear hearing the warning God sends through His word in those who hear and do His will, are those who refuse the truth, grace, and mercy God is showing them and have chosen instead to reap the whirlwind.

Ezekiel 3
17 Son of man, I have made you a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me.
18 When I say unto the wicked, You shall surely die; and you give him not warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at your hand.
19 Yet if you warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul.
20 Again, When a righteous man does turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumbling-block before him, he shall die: because you have not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at your hand.
21 Nevertheless if you warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he does not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also you have delivered your soul.
22 And the hand of the LORD was there upon me; and he said unto me, Arise, go forth into the plain, and I will there talk with you.
23 Then I arose, and went forth into the plain: and, behold, the glory of the LORD stood there, as the glory which I saw by the river of Chebar [the word of God that flows as a river through eternity]: and I fell on my face.
24 Then the spirit entered into me, and set me upon my feet, and spoke with me, and said unto me, Go, shut yourself within your house.

Hebrews 10
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.

1 Timothy 4
10 For therefore we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God [God in the flesh], who is the Savior of all men, specially of those that believe.
11 These things command and teach.
12 Let no man despise your youth; but be you an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
14 Neglect not the gift that is in you, which was given you by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
15 Meditate upon these things; give yourself wholly to them; that your profiting may appear to all.
16 Take heed unto yourself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this you shall both save yourself, and them that hear you.

Friends, the living God is God in the flesh, in the son of man speaking, warning, and teaching. In man His only wrath comes in this form, destroying ignorance by His light. When His understanding, which is His truth, grace, and mercy freely given, is rejected, the vengeance comes by His spirit moving the same natural world into consuming those who have chosen to make themselves the enemies of the Father and the son.

Psalms 83 speaks of all the enemies in patterns past, which we know are wheels within a wheel, that come to us by the river Chebar: a pattern in a time, that comes through a times, and is rightly divide into understanding the word of God in our time [see Daniel 12:7 below]. These nations and people are all those who thought to destroy God’s people, by destroying their understanding and ability to recognize Him. In the darkness this/they create, they forget, all He has to do is open His mouth, and His people are recreated (resurrected) from among the ashes and ruin.

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

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

When Hebrews 10:30 tells of the LORD saying vengeance belongs to Him, and that He will judge His people, it is quoting from Deuteronomy 32:35 & 36. There it tells of this event as something He has reserved for this moment, held as one of His treasures, that now makes haste and comes upon those who have rejected the His word that has flowed from the Rock.

Deuteronomy 32
28 For they are a nation void of counsel, neither is there any understanding in them.
29 O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!
30 How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had shut them up?
31 For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges.
32 For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter:
33 Their wine is the poison of dragons [where death, as a crocodile, lurks unseen below the surface of their words], and the cruel venom of asps [their words inject their poison into the minds of men].
34 Is not this laid up in store with me, and sealed up among my treasures?
35 To me belongs vengeance and recompense; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste.
36 For the LORD shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, when he sees that their power is gone, and there is none shut up, or left.
37 And he shall say, Where are their gods, their rock in whom they trusted,
38 Which did eat the fat of their sacrifices, and drank the wine of their drink offerings? let them rise up and help you, and be your protection.
39 See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.
40 For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever.
41 If I whet my glittering sword, and mine hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me.
42 I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh; and that with the blood of the slain and of the captives, from the beginning of revenges upon the enemy.
43 Rejoice, O you nations, with his people: for he will avenge the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his adversaries, and will be merciful unto his land, and to his people.

The “treasures” spoken of in verse 34, which the LORD has kept in store for this time of His vengeance and judgment, is from the Hebrew word ‘owtsar, meaning a depository. It is the word that appears twice in Job 38:22 as the LORD tells of the hail, the words that are kept in heaven, as frozen waters, His word waiting to be released on the earth in this day of battle and war. The place they held is in the “treasure house” of the idols of Babylon, in Shinar, which, in the prior post, we saw recorded in Daniel 1:2 (see the prior post). They are held in the confusion (Babylon) and sleep (Shinar) of those now ignorantly worshiping and teaching idols, thinking they are God and calling them gods.

The treasures are God’s people awakened by understanding, and rising up to shine as the light in heaven, which Daniel speaks of in His conclusion in Daniel 12:2. These are sealed up in the word of God, until now, to be released as waters melted, to awaken God’s people from their sleep (yashen), to shine as the star of heaven. These stars are those the LORD speaks of in Job 38:7, the sons (children) of God, who sing the song spoken of in Isaiah 26:1 & 2 above, as they rise as morning stars, in this new day of the LORD’s creation.

Do you hear His voice? If you do, you should see Him also, because you are in the presence of the LORD at His coming.

Daniel 12
1 And at that time shall Michael [who is like God – with His mind] stand up, the great prince which stands for the children of your people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time your people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book [deliverance is found in understanding the word of God].
2 And many of them that sleep [yashen – the sleep in Shinar] in the dust [ruin] of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament [understanding – where the word is separated, rightly dividing the word of God from the words {dung} of men]; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
4 But you, O Daniel [judge of God], shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro [shall seek this understanding, and find it], and knowledge shall be increased.
5 Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river.
6 And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?
7 And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and swore by him that lives for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half [separating into two – rightly dividing]; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.
8 And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my LORD, what shall be the end of these things?
9 And he said, Go your way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.
11 And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that makes desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.
12 Blessed is he that waits, and comes to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.
13 But go you your way till the end be: for you shall rest, and stand in your lot at the end of the days.

The numbers above appear to be referring us to the year of Isaac’s birth (1896 BC), and what is recorded in Genesis 15:12 thru 14, speaking of the time of sleep to come, between the promise and its fulfillment.

Genesis 15
12 And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him.
13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that your seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years;
14 And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance.

The word sleep above is tardemah, a word only used 7 times, and is last used in Isaiah 29:10. There it tells of when the LORD poured a deep sleep upon, and closed the eyes of, the prophets, rulers, and seers; when the words of this book became as a sealed book – as spoken of in Daniel 12 and in Job 38.

Isaiah 29
3 And I will camp against you round about, and will lay siege [as I was commanded in Ezekiel 4] against you with a mount, and I will raise forts against you.
4 And you shall be brought down, and shall speak out of the ground, and your speech shall be low out of the dust [the ashes and ruin of the earth], and your voice shall be, as of one that has a familiar spirit [as dead men], out of the ground, and your speech shall whisper out of the dust.
5 Moreover the multitude of your strangers shall be like small dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones shall be as chaff that passes away: yea, it shall be at an instant suddenly [at the coming of the whirlwind].
6 You shall be visited of the LORD of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.
7 And the multitude of all the nations that fight against Ariel, even all that fight against her and her munition, and that distress her, shall be as a dream of a night vision [they shall be deceived, sleep in ignorance, by what is created by their own minds].
8 It shall even be as when a hungry man dreams, and, behold, he eats; but he awakes, and his soul is empty: or as when a thirsty man dreams, and, behold, he drinks; but he awakes, and, behold, he is faint, and his soul has appetite: so shall the multitude of all the nations be, that fight against mount Zion.
9 Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry you out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink.
10 For the LORD has poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and has closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers has he covered.
11 And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray you: and he says, I cannot; for it is sealed:
12 And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray you: and he says, I am not learned.
13 Wherefore the LORD said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honor me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvelous work among this people, even a marvelous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid. [as we see this day]
15 Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who sees us? and who knows us?
16 Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter’s clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?
17 Is it not yet a very little while, and Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful field shall be esteemed as a forest?
18 And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness.
19 The meek also shall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
20 For the terrible one is brought to naught, and the scorner is consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cut off:
21 That make a man an offender for a word, and lay a snare for him that reproves in the gate, and turn aside the just for a thing of naught.
22 Therefore thus says the LORD, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob, Jacob shall not now be ashamed, neither shall his face now wax pale.
23 But when he sees his children, the work of mine hands, in the midst of him, they shall sanctify my name, and sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall fear the God of Israel.
24 They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine.

Job 38
1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
2 Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?
3 Gird up now your loins like a man; for I will demand of you, and answer you me.
4 Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if you have understanding.
5 Who has laid the measures thereof, if you know? or who has stretched the line upon it?
6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;
7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
8 Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?
9 When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddling-band [a protective wrapping] for it,
10 And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors,
11 And said, Hitherto shall you come, but no further: and here shall your proud waves be stayed?
12 Have you commanded the morning since your days; and caused the dayspring to know his place;
13 That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?
14 It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment.
15 And from the wicked their light [understanding] is withheld, and the high arm shall be broken.
16 Have you entered into the springs of the sea? or have you walked in the search of the depth?
17 Have the gates of death been opened unto you? or have you seen the doors of the shadow of death?
18 Have you perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if you know it all.
19 Where is the way where light dwells? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof,
20 That you should take it to the bound thereof, and that you should know the paths to the house thereof?
21 Know you it, because you were then born? or because the number of your days is great?
22 Have you entered into the treasures of the snow? or have you seen the treasures of the hail,
23 Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?
24 By what way is the light parted, which scatters the east wind upon the earth?
25 Who has divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder;
26 To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man;
27 To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?
28 Has the rain a father? or who has begotten the drops of dew?
29 Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who has gendered it?
30 The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.
31 Can you bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?
32 Can you bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or can you guide Arcturus with his sons?
33 Know you the ordinances of heaven? can you set the dominion thereof in the earth?
34 Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover you?
35 Can you send lightnings, that they may go and say unto you, Here we are?
36 Who has put wisdom in the inward parts? or who has given understanding to the heart?
37 Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the bottles of heaven,
38 When the dust grow into hardness, and the clods cleave fast together?
39 Will you hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of the young lions,
40 When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait?
41 Who provides for the raven [those covered in darkness] his food? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of meat [they wander aimlessly without the deep understanding only He gives].

Psalms 70
1 Make haste, O God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, O LORD.
2 Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.
3 Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say, Aha, aha.
4 Let all those that seek you rejoice and be glad in you: and let such as love your salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.
5 But I am poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God: you are my help and my deliverer; O LORD, make no tarrying.

Psalms 71
1 In you, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.
2 Deliver me in your righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline your ear unto me, and save me.
3 Be you my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: you have given commandment to save me; for you are my rock and my fortress.
4 Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.
5 For you are my hope, O LORD God: you are my trust from my youth.
6 By you have I been held up from the womb: you are he that took me out of my mother’s bowels: my praise shall be continually of you.
7 I am as a wonder unto many; but you are my strong refuge.
8 Let my mouth be filled with your praise and with your honor all the day.
9 Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength fails.
10 For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together,
11 Saying, God has forsaken him: persecute and take him; for there is none to deliver him.
12 O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help.
13 Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered 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 your 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 shewed your strength unto this generation, and your power to every one that is to come.
19 Your righteousness also, O God, is very high, who have done great things: O God, who is like unto you!
20 You, which have showed 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.

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