Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be you like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether.

11 – 14 October 2023

Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be you like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether.

The LORD begins above, in the Song of Solomon 2:17, as Solomon is repeating (exactly as received) cryptic utterances he hears from the mouth of the LORD. The verse speaks of how long (“until the day break”) until the dove (God’s people, like Jonah, coming from the belly of hell on the earth, manifest His glory in declaring His word) is strengthened and awakened from Abrams (Abraham’s) deep sleep.

As we know, the “day break” is when understanding returns in these last days of darkness, when ignorance (confusion and mass delusion) covers and rules the world. The shadows flee away when the sun (the ONE BODY of Christ), the “beloved” Solomon seeks, is fully risen.

The word (in the title verse) rendered “turn” is cabab, meaning “to revolve, surround, or border,” in the sense of completion. It is definitively used in Deuteronomy 32:10, speaking of the LORD finding and leading His people through the wilderness, changing their minds (giving them understanding and sanity), and preparing them to enter the promise (here and now, speaking of this nation and life).

Deuteronomy 32
1 Give ear, O you heavens, and I will speak; and hear [shama’ – obey], O earth, the words of my mouth.
2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:
3 Because I will publish the name [identity] of the LORD: ascribe you greatness unto our God.
4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.
5 They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of his children: they are a perverse and crooked generation.
6 Do you thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is not he your father that has bought you? has he not made you, and established you?
7 Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask your father, and he will show you; your elders, and they will tell you.
8 When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.
9 For the LORD’s portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.
10 He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about [cabab], he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.
11 As an eagle stirs up her nest, flutters over her young, spreads abroad her wings, takes them, bears them on her wings:
12 So the LORD alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him.
13 He made him ride on the high places of the earth, that he might eat the increase of the fields; and he made him to suck honey out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock;
14 Butter of kine, and milk of sheep, with fat of lambs, and rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats, with the fat of kidneys of wheat; and you did drink the pure blood of the grape.
15 But Jeshurun waxed fat [in prosperity resulting from obeying the LORD’s good advice], and kicked: you are waxen fat, you are grown thick, you are covered with fatness; then he forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock [the LORD always with them in the flesh, as Christ unknown, from where His word flows as living waters] of his salvation.
16 They provoked him to jealousy with strange gods, with abominations provoked they him to anger.
17 They sacrificed unto devils [misleaders among them, whose evil prescriptions they obey], not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.
18 Of the Rock that begat you you are unmindful, and have forgotten God that formed you.
19 And when the LORD saw it, he abhorred them, because of the provoking of his sons, and of his daughters.
20 And he said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end [‘achariyth – in these last days] shall be: for they are a very froward generation [who have twisted and perverted all truth], children in whom is no faith.
21 They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God; they have provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I will move them to jealousy with those which are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.
22 For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.
23 I will heap mischiefs upon them; I will spend mine arrows upon them.
24 They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with burning heat, and with bitter destruction: I will also send the teeth of beasts upon them, with the poison [words] of serpents of the dust [the ruin of the earth].
25 The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs.
26 I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men:
27 Were it not that I feared [for them] the wrath of the enemy, lest their adversaries should behave themselves strangely, and lest they should say, Our hand is high, and the LORD has not done all this.
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 [‘achariyth – this time of which all are ignorant, even as it consumes them]!
30 How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them [letting the consequences of your choices return upon you, the trial in and from which man is again created], and the LORD had shut them up?
31 For their rock [the false Christs men are following into destruction] 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 [tanniym – as serpents and whales with open mouths devouring men and swallowing them into the belly of hell], and the cruel venom of asps [their words are the poisonous fruit that destroy the minds of those who consume them].
34 Is not this laid up in store with me, and sealed up among my treasures [this understanding reserved for this moment, this time of war, because there is no peace when the wicked are in power]?
35 To me belongs vengeance and recompence; 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 [alive with understanding].
37 And he shall say, Where are their gods, their rock [the false Christs] in whom they trusted,
38 Which did eat the fat of their sacrifices, and drank the wine of their drink offerings [putting themselves in God’s place]? 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 forever [dwelling in whomever I choose].
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.

David uses the word cabab in 2 Samuel 22:6, rendered “compassed me about,” speaking of death and hell, the place from where he is rescued. Friends, like it or not, believe it or not, I am the rescue the LORD sent, “For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.”

1 Corinthians 1
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 [the sacrifice, taking up the LORD’s cross and following Him] 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.

The quote, 1 Corinthians 1:19, in the preceding paragraph, is from Isaiah 29:14, and verse 31 quotes from Jeremiah 9:23. These original passages add greater context to the above, and together they do the same to David’s words, speaking of this moment, in 2 Samuel 22 which follow their posting below.

Isaiah 29
9 Stay yourselves, and wonder [not knowing what you are experiencing]; cry you out, and cry [as did David, 2 Samuel 22:7 saying “In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried to my God: and he did hear my voice out of his temple, and my cry did enter into his ears”]: they are drunken, but not with wine [but with their pride in their corrupt wisdom]; they stagger, but not with strong drink [going uncontrollably into stumbling upon the Rock who offends them].
10 For the LORD has poured out upon you the spirit of [Abraham’s] deep sleep, and has closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers has he covered [in the darkness of their own ignorance].
11 And the vision of all [yes all] is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed [to the drunken], which men deliver to one that is learned [in corruption], 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 [not knowing it is also sealed to the falsely so-called wise {learned} of the world].
13 Wherefore the LORD said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth [as they do], and with their lips do honor me, but have removed their heart [their foundational mind] far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the [self-created] precept of men:
14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvelous [eye opening] work among this people, even a marvelous work and a wonder [at which they now wonder what they are seeing and hearing, because it’s a foreign language, truth spoken to those who only know corruption and lies]: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid [by their minds sleeping in darkness].
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 [all understanding] 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 [the high places where purity, uncorrupted truth, should be seen] shall be turned into a fruitful field, and the fruitful field shall be esteemed as a forest [the place of the upright, resurrected by understanding]?
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 [who will inherit the earth] also shall increase their joy in the [presence of the] LORD, and the poor [those without worldly power, who He has strengthened] 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 [who are offended by this truth they don’t understand], and lay a snare [of corrupt ignorance] for him that reproves in the gate [calling God’s people, the children the LORD has given me, out of death and hell where they are held by the open mouths of those they follow], and turn aside the just for a thing of naught [the worthless words of the false teachers Peter, in 2 Peter 2:1, warned would be, and are now, mixed among us].
22 Therefore thus says the LORD, who redeemed Abraham [awaking him from this deep sleep], concerning the house of Jacob, Jacob shall not now be ashamed, neither shall his face now wax pale [he will not faint again after this awakening].
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 [against the LORD’s word and way] shall learn doctrine [when they hear this voice as His, as it is].

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

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

Jeremiah 9
20 Yet hear [shama’ – obey] the word of the LORD, O you women [teachers], and let your ear receive the word of his mouth, and teach your daughters wailing, and every one her neighbor lamentation.
21 For death is come up into our windows, and is entered into our palaces, to cut off the children from without, and the young men from the streets.
22 Speak, Thus say the LORD, Even the carcasses of men shall fall as dung upon the open field, and as the handful after the harvestman, and none shall gather them.
23 Thus says the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:
24 But let him that glories glory in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD which exercises lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, says the LORD.

2 Samuel 22
1 And David spoke unto the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul:
2 And he said, The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer;
3 The God of my rock; in him will I trust: he is my shield [magen], and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my savior; you save me from violence.
4 I will call on the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.
5 When the [proud] waves of death compassed me, the floods of ungodly men made me afraid;
6 The sorrows of hell compassed me about [cabab]; the snares of death prevented [preceded] me;
7 In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried to my God: and he did hear my voice out of his temple, and my cry did enter into his ears.
8 Then the earth shook and trembled; the [corrupt] foundations of heaven moved and shook, because he was wroth.
9 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.
10 He bowed [benevolently condescended from the] heavens also, and came down; and darkness [ignorance of His presence] was under his feet.
11 And he rode upon a cherub [His messenger with His message], and did fly: and he was seen upon the wings of the wind [ruwach – by His Spirit moving manifesting His presence: His glory].
12 And he made darkness pavilions round about him, dark waters, and thick clouds of the skies.
13 Through the brightness [sending His understanding to end the ignorance in which He is hidden] before him were coals of fire kindled.
14 The LORD thundered [the voice of the light in the cloud] from heaven, and the Most High uttered his voice.
15 And he sent out arrows, and scattered them; lightning, and discomfited them.
16 And the channels of [life-giving water flowing into] the sea [the people at large] appeared, the [corrupt] foundations of the world were discovered, at the rebuking of the LORD, at the blast of the breath [ruwach – His Spirit] of his nostrils [He is perceived].
17 He sent from above, he took me; he drew me out of many waters [the corruption and mass ignorance covers the earth];
18 He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them that hated me: for they were too strong for me.
19 They prevented me [prepared the way before we knew Him] in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay [in Whom I trust].
20 He brought me forth also into a large place: he delivered me, because he delighted in me.
21 The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness: according to the cleanness of my hands has he recompensed me.
22 For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.
23 For all his judgments were before me: and as for his statutes, I did not depart from them.
24 I was also upright before him, and have kept myself from mine iniquity.
25 Therefore the LORD has recompensed me according to my righteousness; according to my cleanness in his eyesight.
26 With the merciful you will show yourself merciful, and with the upright man you will show yourself upright.
27 With the pure you will show yourself pure; and with the froward you will show yourself unsavory.
28 And the afflicted people you will save: but your eyes are upon the haughty, that you mays bring them down.
29 For you are my lamp [lighting Your good way], O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness.
30 For by you I have run through a troop: by my God have I leaped over a wall [of men’s lies].
31 As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler [magen] to all them that trust in him.
32 For who is God, save the LORD? and who is a rock [from where these trusted waters flow], save our God?
33 God is my strength and power: and he makes my way perfect.
34 He makes my feet like hinds’ feet: and sets me [firmly] upon my high places.
35 He teaches my hands to war; so that a bow of steel [worldly power] is broken by mine arms.
36 You have also given me the shield [magen] of your salvation: and your gentleness [using your power to save those destroying themselves by following the ignorant] has made me great.
37 You have enlarged my steps under me; so that my feet did not slip.
38 I have pursued mine enemies, and destroyed them; and turned not again until I had consumed them.
39 And I have consumed them, and wounded them, that they could not arise: yea, they are fallen under my feet.
40 For you have girded me with strength to battle: them that rose up against me have you subdued under me.
41 You have also given me the necks of mine enemies, that I might destroy them that hate me.
42 They looked, but there was none to save; even unto the LORD, but he answered them not.
43 Then did I beat them as small as the dust of the earth, I did stamp them as the mire of the street, and did spread them abroad.
44 You also have delivered me from the strivings of my people, you have kept me to be head of the heathen: a people which I knew not shall serve me.
45 Strangers shall submit themselves unto me: as soon as they hear, they shall be obedient unto me.
46 Strangers shall fade away, and they shall be afraid out of their close places.
47 The LORD lives; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation.
48 It is God that avenges me, and that brings down the people under me.
49 And that brings me forth from mine enemies: you also have lifted me up on high above them that rose up against me: you have delivered me from the violent man.
50 Therefore I will give thanks unto you, O LORD, among the heathen, and I will sing praises unto your name.
51 He is the tower of salvation for his king: and shows mercy to his anointed, unto David, and to his seed for evermore.

Song of Solomon 2
1 I Am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.
2 As the lily among thorns [misleaders], so is my love among the daughters.
3 As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.
4 He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.
5 Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love.
6 His left hand is under my head, and his right hand does embrace me.
7 I charge you, O you daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that you stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please.
8 The voice of my beloved! behold, he comes leaping upon the mountains [against the high places that risen over and oppress the world], skipping upon the hills.
9 My beloved is like a roe or a young hart [see these definitions below]: behold, he stands behind our wall, he looks forth at the windows, showing himself through the lattice.
10 My beloved spoke, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.
11 For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;
12 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle [dove – those knowing this is the end reached] is heard [shama’ – obeyed] in our land;
13 The fig tree puts forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.
14 O my dove, that are in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see your countenance, let me hear [shama’ – your obedience in] your voice; for sweet is your voice, and your countenance is comely.
15 Take [away from] us the foxes, the little foxes [the cunning hunters of souls], that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.
16 My beloved is mine, and I Am his: he feeds [here] among the lilies.
17 Until the daybreak, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be you like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether.

The chapter is synopsized in the last verses as the LORD speaks of His people as His glory and strength manifested as they journeyed through time to this moment. This culmination, described ending Hebrews 11 and beginning chapter 12, speaks of all the faithful who sought a city they realized when the LORD revealed it to be far off (in these last days).

Hebrews 11
6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that comes to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.
9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:
10 For he looked for a city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ [the LORD with and in Moses afflicted in His work] greater riches than the treasures in Egypt [the tyrants oppressing God’s people]: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward [the promised end that would eventually be reached].

39 And these all [the faithful throughout history], having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:
40 God having provided some better thing for us [here and now], that they without us should not be made perfect.

Chapter 12 speaks of this perfection, now when all the faithful are resurrected into life by Christ, the LORD with us, in us, as Jehovah’s Salvation (Jesus) manifested before the eyes of all the world in need of His rescue. It is the race set before us, in which we find ourselves written in the volume of the book and submit to His calling and will, by which faith salvation comes.

Hebrews 12
1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses [God’s people in whom this understanding is now held, and from where it is sent to world in need], let us lay aside every weight, and the sin [the errors, corrupt thinking, that dominates the time into which we have been born again] which does so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith [by which we see what was before unseen]; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross [the necessary sacrifice that accompanies the message and the messenger], despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God [His glory here on open display].
3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself [those ignorantly opposing Him in His name], lest you be wearied and faint in your minds.
4 You have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.
5 And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks unto you as unto children, My son, despise not you the chastening of the LORD, nor faint when you are rebuked of him:
6 For whom the LORD loveth he chastens, and scourges every son whom he receives.
7 If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chastens not?
8 But if you be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are you bastards, and not sons.
9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection [hupotasso] unto the Father of spirits, and live?

1 Corinthians 15
20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.
24 Then comes the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
25 For he must reign, till he has put all enemies under his feet.
26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
27 For he has put all things under his feet. But when he says all things are put under [hupotasso – are subject to] him, it is manifest [what was unseen appears] that he is excepted [ektos – the Father is realized to be inside him, by those “outside”], which did put all things under [hupotasso] him.
28 And when all things shall be subdued [hupotasso] unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject [hupotasso] unto him that put all things under [hupotasso] him, that God may be all in all.

33 Be not deceived [planao – be not led astray]: evil communications [homilia, – only here, meaning acquiescing to evil consensus] corrupt good manners [evil words are the corruption of better ethos].
34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame [not knowing the LORD because of the corrupt of evil communication].
35 But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come?

38 But God gives it [man] a body as it has pleased him, and to every seed his own [new human flesh] body.

42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption [dead flesh animated in the earth]; it is raised in incorruption [by His Spirit raising us with His rising in us]:
43 It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit [bringing the dead to life].
46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
47 The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the LORD from heaven.
48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither does corruption inherit incorruption.
51 Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we [the saved] shall all be changed [allasso – the change all must undergo, but most, rejecting the idea they are corrupt, and in their pride in their ignorance, thinking they are holier than He, they separate themselves from the LORD here to give them sight] ,
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye [the spark of light in the eye, that opens it], at the last trump: for the trumpet [this voice of His archangel] shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed [alloasso].
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
55 O death, where is your sting? O grave, where is your victory?

The word rendered “roe” in the title verse (Song of Solomon 2:17) is tsbiy, meaning “from 6638 in the sense of prominence; splendor (as conspicuous); also a gazelle (as beautiful).” It speaks of external appearance, from the word tsabah (6638), meaning “to amass, i.e. grow turgid; specifically, to array an army against:–fight, swell.” In the two uses of this latter word, it results from bitter waters inside and “swelling” the unfaithful.

Hebrews 12
14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the LORD:
15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;
16 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.

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 sent with God’s message],
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 [here and now] 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 [this time and place of full understanding]:
26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he has promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven [that the wicked be shaken from them].
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:

The word tsbiy is used to tell of the “glory” of Babylon and its end when the LORD’s “glory” appears. Below, we first look at Jeremiah’s one use of the word, in Jeremiah 3:19, rendered “goodly,” speaking of the land (Babylon) we, God’s faithful people He rescues, inherit.

Jeremiah 3
17 At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the LORD; and all the nations shall be gathered unto it, to the name of the LORD, to Jerusalem: neither shall they walk any more after the imagination of their evil heart.
18 In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, and they shall come together out of the land of the north [their place in darkness: in ignorance] to the land that I have given for an inheritance unto your fathers.
19 But I said, How shall I put you among the children, and give you a pleasant land, a goodly [tsiby] heritage of the hosts [tsaba’] of nations [the army of those who haven’t known Me]? and I said, You shall call me, My father; and shall not turn away [shuwb – shall not return to disobedience] from me.
20 Surely as a wife treacherously departs from her husband [refusing to subordinate to the head of the house], so have you dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel, says the LORD.
21 A voice was heard upon the high places, weeping and supplications of the children of Israel: for they have perverted their way, and they have forgotten the LORD their God.
22 Return, you backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings. Behold, we come unto you; for you are the LORD our God.
23 Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from the multitude of mountains [the corrupt and insane governments of the world]: truly in the LORD our God is the salvation of Israel [the people of His promise, those who receive Him].

Isaiah 13
11 And I will punish [paqad – as the Chief Overseer] the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
12 I will make a man [My presence manifested in the flesh] more precious than fine gold; even a man [in whom are My treasures from heaven] than the golden wedge of Ophir.
13 Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts [who is a man of war, and commander in chief of the army of heaven], and in the day of his fierce anger.
14 And it shall be as the chased [corrected away from their misleaders] roe [‘tsbiy – My glory in My army, the risen ONE BODY of Christ], and as a sheep that no man taketh up: they shall every man turn to his own people, and flee every one into his own land.
15 Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined unto them [these misleaders at the head of the corrupt body, the army of Babylon] shall fall by the sword [this word of God they reject].
16 Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.
17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.
18 Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eyes shall not spare children.
19 And Babylon [the confusion that now rules the world], the glory [tsbiy] of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees’ excellency [their deceptions, the delusions they teach so none who follow them know truth or reality], shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.

Isaiah 23
8 Who has taken this counsel against Tyre [the false rock, the false Christs, in whom people put their trust], the crowning city, whose merchants are princes, whose traffickers are the honorable of the earth?
9 The LORD of hosts has purposed it, to stain the pride of all glory [tsbiy], and to bring into contempt all the honorable of the earth.

Isaiah 24
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 [tsbiy] 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 inhabitants of the earth

Isaiah 4
1 And in that day seven women [the ONE BODY of Christ] shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel [still wanting to keep their own words and ways, their own righteousness]: only let us be called by your name, to take away our reproach.
2 In that day shall the branch of the LORD be [hayah – become] beautiful [tsbiy] and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel.
3 And it shall come to pass, that he that is left [not taken away by the flood of men’s lies] in Zion, and he that remains in [new heavenly] Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem:
4 When the LORD shall have washed away the filth [corruption] of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.
5 And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defense.

The final three times Isaiah uses the word tsbiy are in Isaiah 28, as the LORD in Isaiah speaks to the “drunkards of Ephraim,” which we know refers to those leading Joseph’s seed, all God’s people of the promise, in this generation. They are the same He, in Jeremiah, speaks of in Jeremiah 31, as those corrected and returned to their right mind, by the New Covenant, when He, here and now, writes this law into the minds of His people, and all know Him.

Isaiah 28
1 Woe to the crown of pride [the incorrigible in power], to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious [tsbiy] beauty is a fading flower, which are on the head of the fat valleys of them that are overcome with wine!
2 Behold, the LORD has a mighty and strong one, which as a tempest of hail and a destroying storm, as a flood of mighty waters overflowing, shall cast down to the earth with the hand.
3 The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, shall be trodden under feet:
4 And the glorious [tsbiy] beauty, which is on the head of the fat valley, shall be a fading flower, and as the hasty fruit before the summer; which when he that looks upon it sees, while it is yet in his hand he eats it up.
5 In that day shall the LORD of hosts be for a crown of glory [tsbiy], and for a diadem of beauty, unto the residue of his people,
6 And for a spirit of judgment to him that sits in judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate [opening the gates of hell].
7 But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they [the hasty] are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.
8 For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place clean.
9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine [shmuw’ah]? them that are weaned from the milk [receiving the foundational element of truth, have advanced in understanding, into perfection], and drawn [now draw] from the breasts [of the Ancient of Days – as we know, the word here rendered “drawn” is ‘attiyq, only appearing elsewhere in 1 Chronicles 4:22, where it speaks of the “ancient” things, the work of those that dwelt with the king].
10 For [as here] precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:
11 For with stammering lips and another tongue [the truth: a foreign language to those who only know corruption] will he speak to this people.
12 To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith you may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they [refused and] would not hear.
13 But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.
14 Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, you scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.
15 Because you have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
16 Therefore thus says the LORD God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believes shall not make haste [shall not be taken away with the flood of men’s lying words, the shame that comes upon those who refuse this rest and refreshing].
17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and [the] righteousness [of God] to the plummet [against which your righteousness shall be judged]: and the hail [the word frozen in heaven, reserved there for this moment] shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters [His word from heaven] shall overflow the hiding place.
18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell [sheol] shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge [showt] shall pass through, then you shall be trodden down by it.
19 From the time that it goes forth it shall take you [in its snare]: for morning by morning shall it pass over [‘abar – bringing the Passover from death into life for those who receive it as His word], by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report [shmuw’ah – only to understand it is the voice of Jehovah manifesting His presence to those who receive Him].

Jeremiah 31
17 And there is hope in your end [‘achariyth – these last days of darkness], says the LORD, that your children shall come again to their own border.
18 I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; You have chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke: turn you me, and I shall be turned; for you are the LORD my God.
19 Surely after that I was turned, I repented; and after that I was instructed, I smote upon my thigh: I was ashamed, yea, even confounded, because I did bear the reproach of my youth.
20 Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a pleasant child? for since I spoke against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore my bowels are troubled for him; I will surely have mercy upon him, says the LORD.
21 Set you up waymarks, make you high heaps: set your heart toward the highway, even the way which you went: turn again, O virgin of Israel, turn again to these your cities.
22 How long will you go about, O you backsliding daughter? for the LORD has created a new thing in the earth, A woman shall compass [full circle, from a child to] a man.
23 Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; As yet they shall use this speech in the land of Judah and in the cities thereof, when I shall bring again their captivity; The LORD bless you, O habitation of justice, and mountain of holiness.

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

The name Bether only appears once, in the title verse, and is from the three times used word bether, which tells us it is the time of Abram’s (Abraham’s) deep sleep. It describes the “pieces,” beginning to end, of the LORD’s people sacrificing throughout history, His faithful in and through whom He spoke and worked to bring humanity to this time of its resurrection (rescue) from death’s hold.

Genesis 15
5 And he brought him forth abroad [chuwts – meaning to sever, speaking of the two sides, pieces, of the sacrifice], and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if you be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall your seed be [as it is this day on the other side].
6 And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.
7 And he said unto him, I am the LORD that brought you out of Ur [the fire] of the Chaldees [those who use their words to manipulate and control people into doing their evil they call good], to give you this land to inherit it.
8 And he said, LORD God, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?
9 And he said unto him, Take me a heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon.
10 And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece [bether] one against another: but the birds divided he not.
11 And when the fowls came down upon the carcasses, Abram drove them away.
12 And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, a 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 [‘erets – in the earth] that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years [the time of the LORD restoring order to the earth];
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 their words above God’s] is not yet full.
17 And it came to pass, that, when the sun [understanding] went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp [the LORD always with us, guiding us to this time] that passed between those pieces.
18 In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto your seed have I given this land [‘erets – the earth], from the river of Egypt [the words of tyrants that oppress the world into now total darkness] unto the great river, the river Euphrates [the fruitful words of the LORD that now flow to all as the sunrise]:

John 6
25 And when they had found him on the other side of the sea [the sleep of God’s people], they said unto him, Rabbi [Teacher], when came you here?
26 Jesus answered them and said, Truly, truly, I say unto you, You seek me, not because you saw [understood] the miracles, but because you did eat of the loaves [the complete exposition], and were filled.
27 Labor not for the meat [deep understanding] which perishes [in the hands of men], but for that meat which endures unto [this revelation into] everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for [in] him has God the Father sealed [it].
28 Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?
29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that you believe on him whom he has sent.
30 They said therefore unto him, What sign show you then, that we may see, and believe you? what do you work?
31 Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat.
32 Then Jesus said unto them, Truly, truly, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father gives you the true bread [this word of God] from heaven.
33 For the bread of God is he which comes down from heaven, and gives life unto the world.
34 Then said they unto him, LORD, evermore give us this bread.
35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that comes to me shall never hunger; and he that believes on me shall never thirst.
36 But I said unto you, That you also have seen me, and believe not.
37 All that the Father gives me shall come to me; and him that comes to me I will in no wise cast out.
38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.
39 And this is the Father’s will which has sent me, that of all which he has given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day [this ‘achariyth].
40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which sees the Son, and believes on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
41 The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven.
42 And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? how is it then that he says, I came down from heaven?
43 Jesus therefore answered and said unto them, Murmur not among yourselves.
44 No man can come to me, except the Father which has sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that has heard, and has learned of the Father, comes unto me.

Isaiah 54
13 And all your children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of your children.
14 In righteousness shall you be established: you shall be far from oppression; for you shall not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near you.
15 Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against you shall fall for your sake.
16 Behold, I have created the smith that blows the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.
17 No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, says the LORD.

Psalms 81
1 Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.
2 Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.
3 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed [kece’ – this is the LORD’s return to His house; only used one other time], on our solemn feast day.
4 For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.
5 This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt: where I heard a language that I understood not.
6 I removed his shoulder from the burden: his hands were delivered from the pots.
7 You called in trouble [tsarah – this tribulation], and I delivered you; I answered you in the secret place of thunder [My voice from heaven, giving understanding]: I proved you at the waters of Meribah [strife]. Selah.
8 Hear [shama’ -obey], O my people, and I will testify unto you: O Israel, if you will hearken [shama’] unto me;
9 There shall no strange god be in you; neither shall you worship any strange god.
10 I am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt: open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.
11 But my people would not hearken [shama’] to my voice; and Israel would none of me.
12 So I gave them up unto their own hearts’ lust: and they walked in their own counsels.
13 Oh that my people had hearkened [shama’] unto me, and Israel had walked in my ways!
14 I would soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries.
15 The haters of the LORD would have submitted themselves unto him: but their time should have endured forever.
16 He would have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied you.

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