Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

6 – 8 January 2024

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

As we know, the word most often rendered “forever” is ‘owlam, meaning “from 5956 [‘alam – to veil from sight]; properly, concealed, i.e. the vanishing point; generally, time out of mind (past or future), i.e. (practically) eternity; frequentatively, adverbial (especially with prepositional prefix) always.”

It (‘owlam) speak of all time, immortality, life as light (understanding), as both particle and wave, only revealed (unveiled) when they (waves of soul and spirit) interact (sabbath – interrupt) in one flesh (the veil behind which the immortal is hidden).

(Suffer me once again while I digress: I have a friend who is constantly posting things (memes) he believes disprove the existence of God. One of his latest attempts says because man has only a very recent concept of God, He (God) is, therefore, a creation of man. In the context of today’s conversation, has light always existed as both particle and wave, and man only observed it as such in the very early 1800s? The mechanics of the physical and the metaphysical reality, alike, have always existed and are only discovered as man’s ability to understand (observe) them increases, what was unseen (laws) appears, revealed by experiment, the experience of observation, realizing they exist simultaneously as one and both.)

The word above, in Psalms 23:6, rendered “forever” is ‘orek, meaning “length,” from the word ‘arak, (748) meaning to be (causatively make) long (literally or figuratively).” An identical word (‘arak, 749), means “(Aramaic) properly, corresponding to 748, but used only in the sense of reaching to a given point; to suit:–be meet.”

In the context of these definitions and our discussion of the “ark” (word similarity intended) in the previous post, (tebah – ark) means the intellectual argument the LORD constructed through Noah to save him and his family from being carried away by the flood when it came.

The first use of the word ‘orek comes in Genesis 6:15 where we are told it’s the “length” of the ark, the duration of its construction, “reaching to a given point,” salvation at an appointed time.

Genesis 6
15 And this is the fashion which you shall make it of: The length [‘orek] of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits.

This is the topic of Psalms 23, the table prepared in the presence of our enemies (of which they are ignorant and therefore call foolishness, until the flood came and took them all away, now as in the days of Noah).

Psalms 23
1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for you are with me [always]; your rod [of correction] and your staff [to keep me on Your way] they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies: you anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.
6 Surely [Your] goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever [‘orek – where You awaken me and my children to understand our immortality].

The word ‘orek, the “length” of the ark in Genesis 6:15, only appears one other time in Genesis, in Genesis 13:17, where it’s the “length” of the earth the LORD tells Abram (Abraham) to walk through.

Genesis 13
11 Then [in the separation to end strife between the shepherds: leaders of flocks] Lot [meaning covered, as in those ignorant they are immortals veiled in flesh] chose him all the plain of Jordan [what we plainly see is the descent to death]; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.
12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan [in the LORD’s promised abundance], and Lot dwelt in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom [among those whose way and words carry them into death and hell]. [See 2 Peter 2 below]
13 But the men of Sodom [men as flames setting the fires of hell] were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly.
14 And the LORD said unto Abram [who understood and saw the promises far off {see Hebrews 11 below}, and knowing acted in faith and obeyed], after that Lot [as sheep scattered from this understand and purpose] was separated from him, Lift up now your eyes [understanding this future], and look from the place where you are northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:
15 For all the land [‘ertes – the earth] which you see [understand is coming when all is fulfilled], to you will I give it, and to your seed [zera’ – those I will sow into the earth at that time] forever [‘ad ‘owlam – at that point in eternity, when I awaken all to their immortality].
16 And I will make [suwm – lay, put] your seed [zera’ – those I sow as Jezreel] as the dust [their dead flesh shall be the ruin upon the old and wholly corrupt earth]: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall your seed also be numbered [See 2 Kings 6:17 below, speaking of when all eyes are opened and we see those with us unseen are many more the those against us].
17 Arise, walk [from then until now] through the land [‘erets – the earth] in the length [‘orek] of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto you.
18 Then Abram removed his tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre [understanding, seeing, the LORD’s power rebelling against what He saw with his flesh mind], which is in Hebron [meaning seat of association – speaking of communion, conversing with the LORD], and built there an altar unto the LORD [and his life became a sacrifice in which the LORD delights].

2 Kings 6
15 And when the servant [my children the LORD has given me] of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, a host compassed the city [now New Heavenly Jerusalem] both with horses and chariots. And his servant [as this city] said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do?
16 And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.
17 And Elisha [the Salvation of God manifested in the flesh] prayed, and said, LORD, I pray you, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man [God’s people, the city in which He dwells]; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.
18 And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the LORD, and said, Smite this people, I pray you, with blindness [the ignorant masses waring against us, seeing nothing]. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.
19 And Elisha said unto them, This is not the way, neither is this the city: follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom you seek. But he led them to Samaria [the watch mountain, here where they realize they have worshipped idols men put in God’s place and called by His name, which blinded them and all the world].
20 And it came to pass, when they were come into [bow’ – entering the ark] Samaria, that Elisha said, LORD, open the eyes of these men, that they may see. And the LORD opened their eyes, and they saw; and, behold, they were in the midst of Samaria [they realized they were worshipping idols, and now saw the LORD plainly].
21 And the king of Israel said unto Elisha, when he saw them, My father, shall I smite them? shall I smite them?
22 And he answered, You shall not smite them: would you smite those whom you have taken captive with your sword and with your bow? set bread and water before them [giving them this word of God as received], that they may eat and drink, and go to their master [‘adown – their king].
23 And he prepared great provision for them: and when they had eaten and drunk, he sent them away, and they went to their master. So the bands [gduwd – the troop, invading army] of Syria [of evil attackers, communists and globalists] came no more [bow’ lo’ yacaph – neither entered or continued] into the land of Israel [the earth the LORD promised to His people].

2 Peter 1
11 For so an entrance [eisodos – as in entering {bow’} the ark, this intellectual argument] shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ.
12 Wherefore I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these things, though you know them, and be established in the [now] present truth.
13 Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance;
14 Knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our LORD Jesus Christ has shown me.
15 Moreover I will endeavor that you may be able after my decease [exodos – after leaving the old body {come to remembrance and out of the old body, which shall not remain}] to have these things always in remembrance.
16 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our LORD Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.
17 For he received from God the Father honor and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased [HEAR Him].
18 And this voice which came from heaven [when we received full understanding] we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.
19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto you do well that you take heed, as unto a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star [phosphoros] arise in your hearts:
20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost [the LORD in them, unknown to the world and working all things toward this moment of awakening by His righteous interpretation].

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”].
4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;
5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;
6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an example unto those that after should live ungodly;
7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:
8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)
9 The LORD knows how to deliver the godly [His people to whom He manifests His presence] out of temptations [doubting His presence], and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:
10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and despise [His just] government. Presumptuous [presuming He is without power to affect and change minds] are they, self-willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities [His glory and power revealed].

2 Peter 3
3 Knowing this first, that there shall [have] 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].

Hebrews 11
6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that comes to God must [by faith] believe that he is [God], 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 [this intellectual argument centered on the word from the mouth of God] to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith [now as in the days of Noah].
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.
11 Through faith also Sarah herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.
12 Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.
13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.
15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.
16 But now they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he has prepared for them a city.
17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,
18 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall your seed be called:
19 Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.
20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.
21 By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff.
22 By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment [entellomai] concerning his bones.
23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment.
24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter;
25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.
27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
28 Through faith he kept the Passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.
29 By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.
30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.
31 By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.
32 And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:
33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions.
34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:
36 And others had trial of cruel mocking and scourging, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:
37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;
38 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:
40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.

The “better” resurrection, spoken of above in verse 35, of those who suffer for Christ’s sake, taking up His cross, to do, obey, His will, is from the nineteen times used Greek word kreitton, meaning “stronger, i.e. (figuratively) better, i.e. nobler:–best, better.” Its affinity is to the twelve times used word kratos, meaning “vigor (“great”) (literally or figuratively):–dominion, might(-ily), power, strength.”

It (kreitton) is the same word rendered “better thing” in verse 40 and, in verse 16, describing the “better” city (resurrection) all these witnesses (martyrs) were seeking. The word appears one other time in Hebrews after this, in Hebrews 12:24, as we’re told of this city is (new) Heavenly Jerusalem, a state (of mind, reahced by the Father’s correction of His children) created by the one (whose blood: the sacrifice of himself) speaking “better” things, whose voice is shaking the wicked from heaven and earth.

The word also appears one time in Hebrews 10, in verse 34, where it speaks of correcting and shaking out wickedness, saying, “For you had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods [the worldly things you thought were valuable], knowing in yourselves that you have in [the destination city] heaven a better [kreitton] and an enduring substance.”

Hebrews 9
20 Saying, This [word of correction] is the blood of the testament which God has enjoined [entellomai – commanded and charged] unto you.
21 Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry [as in giving this word received].
22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
23 It was therefore necessary that the patterns of things in the heavens should be purified with these; but the heavenly things themselves with better [kreitton] sacrifices than these.
24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:
25 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest enters into the holy place every year with blood of others;
26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world has he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for [apekdechomai – fully expect] him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. [This verse speaks of those whose sins He has “put way” at His appearing, as in verse 26 above, who’ve patiently waited from Him, expecting He will save them.]

John 15
7 If you abide [meno – continue, waiting patiently] in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done unto you.
8 Herein is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit; so shall you be my disciples.
9 As the Father has loved me [giving me His word to be given as received], so have I loved you: continue you in my love [that His word abides in you, manifesting His presence into which you have entered].
10 If you keep [obey] my commandments, you shall abide in my love; even as I have kept [obeyed] my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.
11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy [realizing His presence in His word] might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
12 This is my commandment, That you love one another, as I have loved you [giving His word as received, and boldly declaring it His, from His mouth].
13 Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
14 You are my friends, if you [not only hear, but] do whatsoever I command [entellomai] you.
15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knows not what his LORD does: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
16 You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that you should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever you shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
17 These things I command [entellomai] you, that you love one another.
18 If the world hate you, you know that it hated me before it hated you.
19 If you were of the world, the world would love his own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the [the old and corrupt] world, therefore the world hates you.
20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his LORD. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me.
22 If I had not come and spoken unto them [the wicked who hold, and are held, captive in death and hell by their own corrupt minds], they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin.
23 He that hates me hates my Father also.
24 If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.
25 But this comes to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law [in Psalms 35:19], They hated me without a cause. [Earlier verses in this Psalm describing their hate, saying, “11 False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not. 12 They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling of my soul. 13 But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into my own bosom.”]
26 But when the Comforter [The Paraclete: the LORD in me now working and speaking, against which the haters speak] is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceeds from the Father, he shall testify of me:
27 And you also [with these same words from the Father] shall bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning.

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

Romans 8
15 For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but you have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
16 The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit [the interference of waves], that we are the children of God:
17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waits for [apekdechomai – fully expects] the manifestation of the sons of God.
20 For the creature [the flesh] was made subject [hupotasso] to vanity [to obey what is worthless], not willingly, but by reason of him who has subjected [hupotasso] the same in hope [of what is waited for, and by faith fully expected],
21 Because the creature [the particle – the physical] itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
22 For we know that the whole creation groans and travails in pain together until now [waiting for what is expected].
23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for [apekdechomai – fully expect] the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man sees, why does he yet hope for?
25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for [apekdechomai – fully expect] it.
26 Likewise the Spirit also helps our infirmities [the weakness in our flesh]: for we know not what we should pray for [speak] as we ought: but the Spirit itself makes intercession [huperentugchano – only used here, meaning over us effect in us] for us with groanings which cannot be uttered [by the flesh without Him].
27 And he that searches the hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because he makes intercession [entugchano – brings the effect in us, changing “our vile flesh,” as in Philippians 3:21 above] for the saints according to the will of God.
28 And we know that all [these better] things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

Hebrews 10
5 Wherefore when he comes into the world, he says, Sacrifice and offering you would not, but a body [through which You will speak] 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; [2 Peter 1:16 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our LORD Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 17 For he received from God the Father honor and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased {HEAR Him}.]
9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do your will, O God. He take away the first, that he may establish the second [taking away the sacrifice in which He has no pleasure, because it is superficial, only covering sin, never changing the mind to take it away, and in its place inaugurating the sacrifice that pleases Him, long-suffering to change minds, taking away the corruption by His word, His power, that effectually does the work].
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 forever, sat down on the right hand of God [from where His power is ministered];
13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies [haters] be made his footstool.
14 For by one offering he has perfected forever them that are sanctified [made holy, cleared of men’s corruption].
15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before,
16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the LORD, I will put my laws into their hearts [making it the foundation of their thought process], 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 [the presence of the Father] by the blood [willing sacrifice] of Jesus [manifesting Jehovah’s Salvation],
20 By a new and living way, which he has consecrated [inaugurated] for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;
21 And having a high priest [administrating this dispensation, as His chief overseer] over the house of God;
22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled [with the blood of His sacrifice] 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 [speaking His word, in which is the power that effectually works to change the minds of men]:
25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together [episunagoge – only appearing here and in 2 Thessalonians 2:1 where it’s our “gather together” to the LORD Jesus Christ, that only comes after the falling way, the word meaning the complete collection, into His ONE BODY], as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as you see the day [this light, understanding] 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 [held up for public mocking by those who hate us without cause] 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 [kreitton] and an enduring substance.
35 Cast not away therefore your confidence [waiting for things fully expected], which has great recompence of reward.
36 For you have need of patience, that, after you have done the will of God [speaking as commanded], 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 [hupostello – fearing, hold back this word], my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
39 But we are not of them who draw back [hupostole] unto perdition [apoleia]; but of them that believe [that this word is the word from the mouth of God] to the saving of the soul.

When Paul, the LORD through (in) him speaking, in 2 Thessalonians 2, tells of the falling away (the apostasy that comes before the LORD appears to gather His people into His ONE BODY) of and to the wicked, in the who the spirit of Satan works his power to deceive, with lying signs and wonders, he is defining all who now lead God’s people in church and state. Now, as they were already working in Paul’s time, they are those who sit before God’s people, in His place, as if they are Him, to oppose the love of His truth, which is against them, their false teaching, and their positions as lords over God’s people.

As we know, they are the same wicked people, spoken of earlier in 1 Thessalonians 2, as Satan not allowing this word of God to be spoken to those who haven’t heard it as the word of God, as it is. These are the same wicked and unreasonable men spoken of in 2 Thessalonians 3, who aren’t giving this word free course, saying, from them we should pray to be delivered.

1 Thessalonians 2
11 As you know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father does his children,
12 That you would walk worthy of God [renouncing “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 {understanding} of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” 2 Corinthians 4], who has called you unto his kingdom and glory.
13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when you received the word of God which you heard of us [exactly as here and now], you received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually works [as the power changing your minds] also in you that believe.
14 For you, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judah are in Christ Jesus: for you also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews:
15 Who both killed the LORD Jesus [as the false teachers and devil among us have, through their blinding corruption], and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men:
16 Forbidding us to speak [this word of God, as received] to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins always: for the wrath [the LORD’s vengeance in the same word, as is spoken of in Hebrews 10:30, quoting Deuteronomy 32:35 & 36] is come upon them to the uttermost.
17 But we, brethren, being taken from you for a short time in presence, not in heart, endeavored the more abundantly to see [the LORD’s presence manifest in] your face with great desire.
18 Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan [the spirit in them working] hindered us.
19 For what is our hope [we wait for and fully expect], or joy [the LORD’s presence realized in you], or crown of rejoicing [when He is realized working and speaking in us]? Are not even you [who’ve received this word of God as His word, as it is] in the presence of our LORD Jesus Christ at his coming?
20 For you are our glory [when His presence is in you manifested] and joy [realized by you and those who through you hear and obey Him].

Deuteronomy 32
28 For they [My people who haven’t yet heard My voice or realized My presence] are a nation void of [good] 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]!
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 [men from whom flows advice in which they trust] 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 [serpents poisoning minds, and with their mouths swallowing men into hell], and the cruel venom of asps.
34 Is not this [this understanding reserved] laid up in store with me, and sealed up among my treasures [which I reveals as My vengeance]?
35 To me belongs vengeance and recompense; their foot shall slide in due time [see Psalms 73:18 below]: 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 [saying it is enough, and it’s time to cut it short] for his servants [for the elect’s sake, or else no flesh would survive], when he sees that their power is gone, and there is none shut up, or left [with understanding].
37 And he shall say, Where are their gods [their idol they put in My place and call by My name], their rock [their gods, whose corrupt judgment has misled them into self-destrution] 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.

2 Thessalonians 2
1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our LORD Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together [apeksunogoge – at His complete collection of His people into His ONE BODY] unto him,
2 That you be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day [the time of light, understanding, returned] of Christ is at hand.
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day [full understanding returns] shall not come, except there come a falling away [apostasia – standing away from God and His truth, with those who’ve led there by putting themselves in His place, who now resist and oppose Him] first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition [the many in the pattern of Reuben, who put himself in his father’s place and lost his birthright];
4 Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sits in the temple of God [in His place], showing himself that he is God.
5 Remember you not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
6 And now you know what withholds [katecho – holds down, keeping God’s people from rising] that he might be revealed in his time [all the men putting themselves in God’s place, from then until now, who resist and oppose this true word of God, because it opposes them and their confusion by which they rule].
7 For the mystery of iniquity does already work: only he who now lets [katecho – hold God’s people down] will let, until he be taken out of the way [mesos – from among us].
8 And then [when this word of God has free course and is exalted above the corrupt words of men] shall that Wicked be revealed [apokaloupto – the apocalypse], whom the LORD shall consume with the spirit of his mouth [these words He is speaking, as a sword of righteousness], and shall destroy with the brightness [full understanding given] of his coming:
9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of [the apostasia – falling away from God and truth, led by the spirit of resistance] Satan with all power [to darken the minds of men] and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that [following them] perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause [choosing to remain in apostacy, following those siting in God’s place] God shall send them strong delusion [insanity now destroying the old and corrupt world], that they should believe a lie:
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
13 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the LORD, because God has from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit [cleansing you in these pure waters] and belief of the truth:
14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel [believing He is with us, in us speaking and working], to the obtaining of the glory [the manifested presence] of our LORD Jesus Christ.
15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions [paradosis – transmitted, given as received] which you have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
16 Now our LORD Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which has loved us, and has given us everlasting consolation [paraklesis – the Paraclete, who is with us always, leading us into all truth] and good hope [of the expected end] through grace [the gift of these treasures],
17 Comfort your hearts [parakaleo – receive the message, this conversation with the LORD, into your minds], and stablish you [by this present truth] in every good word and work.

2 Thessalonians 3
1 Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the LORD may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you [received as the word of God, and not of man]:
2 And that we may be delivered from unreasonable [men who can’t be reasoned with] and wicked men: for all men have not faith.
3 But the LORD is faithful, who shall establish you [in this present truth], and keep you from evil.
4 And we have confidence in the LORD touching you [His word effectually working in you], that you both do and will do [and not just hear] the things which we command you.
5 And the LORD direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.
6 Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our LORD Jesus Christ, that you withdraw yourselves from every brother that walks disorderly, and not after the tradition [paradosis – transmitted, given word] which he received of us.

Hebrews 1
10 And, You, LORD, in the beginning have laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of your hands:
11 They shall perish; but you remain; and they all shall wax old as does a garment;
12 And as a vesture shall you fold them up, and they shall be changed: but you are the same, and your years shall not fail.
13 But to which of the angels [the messengers He’s sent] said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool?
14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? [Are they not all told to, by faith, go, speaking and working this work of the LORD, manifesting His presence, His salvation, in their flesh?]

Hebrews 2
1 Therefore, we ought to give the more earnest heed [obedience] to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.
2 For if the word spoken by angels was steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward;
3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the LORD, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him [from His flesh He prepared for Himself – His ONE BODY in which He dwells];
4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts [these treasures revealed] of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?

Hebrews 12
21 And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake:)
22 But you are come unto mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels [messengers sent with this message, to the heirs of salvation to be revealed in these last days of darkness],
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 speak better [kreitton] 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 [this place of full understanding, from the right hand of God the Father]:
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 [these treasures we’ve received], whereby we may [obey and] serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
29 For our God is a consuming fire.

Psalms 73
1 Truly God is good to Israel [the children who receive His promise], even to such as are of a clean heart [a mind whose foundation is not corrupted].
2 But as for me [the children who remain in rebellion, ignorantly refusing His dominion], my feet were almost gone; my steps had well nigh slipped.
3 For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
4 For there are no bands [they are unrestrained] in their death: but their strength [to mislead the world] is firm.
5 They are not in trouble as other men; neither are they plagued like other men.
6 Therefore pride [in their success] compasses them about as a chain [with which they ignorantly bind themselves and those who join them]; violence covers them as a garment.
7 Their eyes stand out with fatness: they have more than heart could wish.
8 They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily [of how they rule the world].
9 They set their mouth against the heavens [against all understanding], and their tongue walks through the earth [corrupting all discourse].
10 Therefore his people return hither [here to this pure word of God]: and [unpolluted] waters of a full cup are wrung out to them.
11 And they [ignorantly] say [of this word], How does God know? and is there knowledge in the Most High?
12 Behold, these are the ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in [worldly] riches.
13 Truly I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocence.
14 For all the day long have I been plagued [by the wicked who prosper], and chastened every morning [by the LORD’s correction of the ungodly].
15 If I say, I will speak thus [with the understanding He has given]; behold, I should offend against the generation of your children.
16 When I thought to know this, it was too painful for me;
17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God [dwelling in Him]; then understood I their end [‘achariyth – these last days].
18 Surely you did set them in slippery places: you cast them down into destruction.
19 How are they brought into desolation, as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors.
20 As a dream when one awakes; so, O LORD, when you awaken, you shall despise their image.
21 Thus my heart was grieved, and I was pricked in my reins.
22 So foolish was I [refusing to speak Your word, which is the sudden end of the wicked], and ignorant: I was as a beast before you.
23 Nevertheless I am continually with you: you have holden me by my right hand.
24 You shall guide me with your counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.
25 Whom have I in heaven but you? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside you.
26 My flesh and my heart fails: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever.
27 For, lo, they that are far from you shall perish: you have destroyed all them that go a whoring from you.
28 But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the LORD God, that I may [with an obedient mouth] declare all your works.

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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