Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever

18 – 21 January 2024

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.

The above, Hebrews 13:8, is the conclusion each one of God’s people must, intellectually and logically, come to, after a diligent search (investigation – investing time) into His word, themselves or by following in the footsteps of one who has made such (investment) and meticulously documented their findings of fact.

This “bond” (the LORD’s charge and my vow to keep it) changes (allasso) all who follow me as I lead (under His authority) in the way of true liberty. This way is taking up His same cross: bearing the reproach that necessarily comes with declaring these things in His name, outside the corrupt houses where they worship idols men created, put in His place, and call by His name.

It is in this context all the following was and is written:

Hebrews 13
1 Let brotherly love [philadelphia] continue [meno, in the original text written as meneto – continue giving this word, in the conversation, manifesting the presence of Jehovah’s Salvation in the flesh {Jesus}, in the same manner spoken of in the following verses, as in verses 8 & 23, referring to “brother {adelphon in the original text} Timothy” as the one sent {to war with love, phil, in Christ fighting the good fight}, as soldier in bonds, on this mission, who will remain, meno, after all other have perished by not surrendering].
2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers [those in whom the LORD unknown speaks to you]: for thereby some have entertained angels [His messengers] unawares.
3 Remember them that are in bonds [desmios – “prisoner of Jesus Christ”], as bound with them [in the same ONE BODY, with one mind, doing the same things]; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the [same ONE] body.
4 Marriage [joining into this ONE BODY of Christ, as One flesh, which is one of the mysteries revealed] is honorable [Timios] in all, and the bed undefiled [showing the opposite of the son of perdition, in the pattern of Reuben, who entered His father’s bed, putting himself in his father’s place, and thereby lost his birthright, or as Genesis 49:4 says, he will not “excel,” from the word yahthar, the Hebrew equivalent of meno, will not “remain” after the flood]: but whoremongers [who treat flesh as merchandise] and adulterers [who have left the LORD to follow other’s ways and ideas] God will judge.
5 Let your conversation [tropos – manner, way] be without covetousness [aphilarguros – not loving silver, as did Judas]; and be content with such things [that are present: the One who is always present with us, in us] as you have: for he has said, I will never leave you, nor forsake you.
6 So that we may boldly [tharrheo – exercising courage: not fearing the cross] say, The LORD is my helper [boethos, only appearing here, literally saying cry to God, meaning he is our means and manner of rescue: The escape], and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
7 Remember [exercise your memory, as in all previous, to be mindful of them, as they relate to] them which have the rule over you [as the door keeper, the butler, was to remember Joseph, whose seed is our peace, Shiloh, the shepherd and stone who comes from prison to the throne, the prisoner who is our rescuer and escape], who have spoken unto you the word of God [which is your conversation with Him, manifesting His presence]: whose faith follow [follow me as I follow the One God with me, in me], considering [antheoreo – to look again, speaking of seeing the LORD after not seeing Him; only appearing elsewhere in Acts17:23, where it is rendered “behold”] the end [ekbasis – meaning by foot, only appearing elsewhere in 1 Corinthians 10:13, rendered “way of escape:” the way that ends the temptation, manifesting His presence, here in this word, to those who’ve walked away from those misleading them, and walk with Him, talking with Him, as did Abraham, as do all His friends] of their conversation [anastrophe].
8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.
9 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines [by which the world lost sight of the LORD with us]. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace [by this gift given as received, in conversing, communion, with Him]; not with meats [the works of dead flesh], which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.
10 We have an altar [an offering], whereof they have no right to eat which serve the tabernacle [the houses of corruption, the defiled institutions].
11 For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp.
12 Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate [leaving the corrupt city, here in hell where He is with us].
13 Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach [His cross].
14 For here have we no continuing [meno] city, but we seek one to come [wherein dwells righteousness: truth and justice].
15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise [repeating His word as received] to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.
16 But to do good and to communicate [this same word] forget not [remembering how, the manner, it is done, and doing]: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account [assess the true condition thereof], that they may do it with joy, and not with grief [being despised and rejected]: for that is unprofitable for you.
18 Pray for [converse with God, asking about] us: for we trust we have a good conscience [and He will answer through us], in all things willing to live honestly.
19 But I [Christ alive in me] beseech you the rather to do this, that I may be restored to you [to your sight] the sooner.
20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our LORD Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,
21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will [giving as He has given], working in you that which is well-pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
22 And I beseech you, brethren, suffer the word of exhortation: for I have written a letter unto you in few words.
23 Know you that our brother [adelphos] Timothy is set at liberty; with whom, if he come shortly, I will see you.
24 Salute all them that have the rule over you, and all the saints. They of Italy salute you.
25 Grace be with you all. Amen.

The following, ending with 2 Corinthians 5, are excerpts from previous posts (as always, with additions in double brackets).

From the post of 29 June 2018:

Friends, those who have studied here for a while know Hebrews is written to introduce Timothy, the first outsider, into the New priesthood. It was written to the Hebrews who wanted to remain with the Levitical letter of the law instead of understanding the pattern it showed and was intended to achieve. Hebrews 13:23 tells of Timothy being set at “liberty,” from the seventy times used word apoluo (apolelumenon in the text), used the seventieth and last time here. It is the word used in the gospels to tell of Pilate having the power to “set free” the LORD from the sentence of death. Hebrews 13:23 is referring to Timothy as the one set free from the law by death (of the old nature and raised up in the order of Melchisedec,) as it is written in the final verses of Hebrews 9 above. [[Herberws 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?]]

Friends, I say again, Christ is risen in me, by His own power (I am become who I am become), according to the scriptures.

Ezekiel 28
25 Thus says the LORD God; When I shall have gathered the house of Israel from the people among whom they are scattered, and shall be sanctified in them in the sight of the heathen, then shall they dwell in their land that I have given to my servant Jacob.
26 And they shall dwell safely therein, and shall build houses, and plant vineyards; yea, they shall dwell with confidence, when I have executed judgments upon all those that despise them round about them; and they shall know that I am the LORD their God.

From the post of 25 June 2023:

The word “liberty,” above in verse 23, is said to be apolou, a compound word literally translating, away (apo) loose (luo). But, in the original text, it is written as apolelumenon, which appears to be from the words apo (in the sense of completion), laleo (to utter – speak or preach), meno (to stay – the enduring things of God [[as in Hebrews 12, ending telling of the one speaking, whose voice is shaking heaven and earth, signifying “the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.”]]. These three words and their appearance in John 14 give us their enduring meaning.

John 14
10 Believe you not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak [laleo] unto you I speak [laleo] not of [apo – this completion isn’t from] myself: but the Father that dwells [meno] in me, he does the works. [Hebrews 13 tells us, in God’s language: Timothy is apo laleo meno]
11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.
12 Truly, truly, I say unto you, He that believes on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
13 And whatsoever you shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14 If you shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
15 If you love me, keep my commandments.
16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter [Paraclete], that he may abide [meno – endure] with you forever;
17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it sees him not, neither knows him: but you know him; for he dwells [meno] with you, and shall be in you.

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

From the post of 13 January 2024, speaking of my (our) position as an ambassador and soldier in “bonds.”

[[The word desmios (“bonds”) in Hebrews 13:3 above and halusis (“bonds”) in Ephesians 6:20 below speak of those inseparably captivated in Christ’s ONE BODY with Him, as His ambassadors in whom He is reconciling the world to Himself. The ONE GOD in me is ONE, there is no other, and He is no less Himself in any of those who are in Him, in His ONE BODY with me. This truth begs the question, do you wait for another? Therefore, those to whom He speaks, are you not in the presence of the LORD Jesus Christ at His coming? These words are His, written by His hand, and directly sent to you.
Galatians 1
8 But though we, or an angel {fallen, having left his first estate: not preaching this word from the mouth of God} from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
9 As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that you have received, let him be accursed.
10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man.
12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.]]

Ephesians 6
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand, therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith you shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the [this] word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints [those coming with this word against the ungodly];
19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel [of Christ with us, in us],
20 For [huper – over, overseeing as He sees] which I am an ambassador [presbeuo] in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

The word presbeuo only appears elsewhere in 2 Corinthians 5:20, where the above-mentioned “bond” is described.

2 Corinthians 5
19 To wit [hos – as it is], that God was in Christ, reconciling [katallasso – to change] the world unto himself [to see as He sees], not imputing their trespasses unto them; and has committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
20 Now then we are ambassadors [presbeuo] for [huper] Christ [Jehovah in us overseeing to give us His sight], as though [hos – as] God did beseech [parakaleo – Paraclete, leading into all truth] you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead [huper – as overseers seeing by His sight], be you reconciled [katallasso – changed] to [see as] God.
21 For he has made him to be sin [flesh lacking His understanding] for us [huper – to become our sight, overseeing], who knew no sin; that we might be made [become, by life, understanding, resurrected] the righteousness of God in him.

1 Peter 3
12 For the eyes of the LORD are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face [presence] of the LORD is against them that do evil.
13 And who is he that will harm you, if you be followers of that which is good?
14 But and if you suffer for righteousness’ sake, happy are you: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;
15 But sanctify the LORD God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asks you a reason of the hope that is in you [which is the reason: the hope in me is Christ “that is in” me] with meekness and fear:
16 Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you [for declaring He is alive in you], as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.
17 For it is better, if the will of God be so, that you suffer for well doing, than for evil doing [speaking words from some other origin, even in His name].
18 For Christ also has once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
19 By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison [those here in hell with me];
20 Which sometimes were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.
21 The like figure [now as in the days of Noah] whereunto even baptism does also now save us ([this flood] not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the [flood of the] answer [declaring Christ is one God alive in you, and You are alive in Him, apparent when you speak according to this word] of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ [alive in us, who has quickened us to life from death, out of hell and into heaven with Him: in full understanding]:
22 Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject [hupotasso – under obedience, to subordinate] unto him.

The words “good conscience,” above in 1 Peter 3:16 & 21 and also in Hebrews 13:18, are the Greek words agathos (led by: following the alpha: putting God first, subordinating to Him), and suneidesis (and thereby having a co-perspective, seeing as He sees, which is His like mind, which is apparent in our “good conversation,” which is His resurrection from, in, our dead flesh).

These words, as used above, speak of Christ alive in us speaking for Himself, answering those questions, and when manifested, asking the question all must answer. The answer becomes self-evident to those who have faith, believing in ONE GOD. The question is, “Are you not in the presence of the LORD Jesus Christ at His coming?”

2 Timothy 2
3 You therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
4 No man that wars entangles himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who has chosen him to be a soldier.
5 And if a man also strives [athleo – competing voices in this war] for masteries [to be the alpha], yet is he not crowned, except he strives [athleo – wars, the word only appearing these two times] lawfully [nomimos, meaning according to the rules, the law, his commandments, speaking His truth].
6 The husbandman [the ruler of the house: the family] that labors must be first [the alpha] partaker of the fruits [by which the LORD in us is known].
7 Consider what I say; and the LORD give you [the fruit of] understanding in all things.
8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:
9 Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound [by it He sets at liberty who He wills].
10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory [His manifested presence].
11 It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him [faithfully waiting for His resurrection to become apparent in us], we shall also live with him:
12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:
13 If we believe not, yet he abides [meno – after the flood of words causing doubt, He will remain] faithful: he cannot deny himself.
14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the LORD that they strive not about words [logomacheo, meaning “to be disputatious (on trifles)”] to no profit, but to the subverting [katastrophe – meaning “an overturn (“catastrophe”), i.e. demolition; figuratively, apostasy,” only appearing elsewhere in 2 Peter 2:6, where it is the “overthrow” of Sodom and Gomorrah] of the hearers.
15 Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing [and teaching] the word of truth.

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 [katasprophe], 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 out of temptations [the escape from 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 righteous] government. Presumptuous are they [presuming they know when they don’t], self-willed [refusing to subordinate], they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities [doxa – His manifested glory, showing His approval].

1 Timothy 6
11 But you, O man of God [I Am], flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto you are also called, and have professed a good profession before many witnesses.
13 I give you charge in the sight of God, who quickens all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession;
14 That you keep this commandment without spot, unrebukable, until the appearing [in me] of our LORD Jesus Christ:
15 Which in his times he shall show, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and LORD of lords;
16 Who only has immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man has seen, nor can see: to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen.

John 5
19 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Truly, truly, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he sees the Father do: for what things soever he does, these also does the Son likewise.
20 For the Father loves the Son, and shows him all things that himself does: and he will show him greater works than these, that you may marvel.
21 For as the Father raises up the dead, and quickens them [into life]; even so the Son quickens whom he will [into the escape from death and hell].
22 For the Father judges no man, but has committed all judgment unto the Son:
23 That all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He that honors not the Son honors not the Father which has sent him.
24 Truly, truly, I say unto you, He that hears my word, and believes on him that sent me, has everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
25 Truly, truly, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear [this voice as the voice of God, as it is] shall live.
26 For as the Father has life [light, understanding] in himself; so has he given to the Son to have life in himself;
27 And has given him [His] authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man.
28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves [here in hell] shall hear his voice,
29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
30 I can of my own self do nothing: as I hear [from the Father alive in me], I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not my own will, but the will of the Father which has sent me.
31 If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.
32 There is another that bears witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witness of me is true.

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

The LORD is above speaking of when Moses wrote of Him as the Rock from whom the word of God the Father flowed, as in Exodus 17, written about in Deuteronomy 32, of which Paul speaks in 1 Corinthians 10.

Exodus 17
6 Behold, I will stand before you there upon the Rock in Horeb [this time of desolation, knowing only the ways of the oppressors you’ve escaped]; and you shall smite the Rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.
7 And he called the name of the place Massah [temptation – doubting the LORD’s presence], and Meribah [strife and contention, warring with your word against His chosen], because of the chiding of the children of Israel, and because they tempted the LORD, saying, “Is the LORD among us, or not?”

Deuteronomy 32
1 Give ear, O you heavens [where understanding should be found], 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 [bringing life again from the earth], and as the showers upon the grass:
3 Because I will publish the name 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.

28 For they [the people of this generation] 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 – these last days of darkness]!
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 in whose words 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 [their fruit is strife and contention, warring against me with their presumptuous words of ignorance]:
33 Their wine is the poison of dragons [tanniyn – as serpent and whales, with open mouth swallowing humanity into death and hell], and [their words are] the cruel venom of asps.
34 Is not this laid up in store [reserved in the cloud, to be sent in this time of war] with me, and sealed up among my treasures?
35 To me belongs vengeance and recompense; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste [in this quickening].

1 Corinthians 10
1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that you should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;
2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat;
4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.
5 But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.
7 Neither be you idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.
8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.
9 Neither let us tempt [doubt] Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.
10 Neither murmur you, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.
11 Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for [today] our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come [ending the old corrupt heaven and earth, beginning the new].
12 Wherefore let him that thinks [presumes] he stands take heed lest he fall.
13 There has no temptation [doubt] taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that you are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape [ekbasis – through walking away, the end of the conversation, Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever], that you may be able to bear it.
14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry [walk away from the devils misleading you].
15 I speak as to wise men; judge you what I say.
16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion [in this good conversation] of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?
17 For we being many are one bread, and ONE BODY: for we are all [here and now] partakers of that one bread.
18 Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?
19 What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?
20 But I say, that the things which the Gentiles [those who don’t know the LORD here and now] sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that you should have fellowship with devils.
21 You cannot drink the cup of the LORD, and the cup of devils: you cannot be partakers of the LORD’s table, and of the table of devils.

Isaiah 52
10 The LORD has made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations [all who haven’t known Him]; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God [ending the old corrupt heaven and earth, beginning the new].
11 Depart you, depart you, go you out from thence [the old], touch no unclean thing; go you out of the midst of her; be you clean, that bear the [pure] vessels of the LORD.
12 For you shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight: for the LORD will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your reward.
13 Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.
14 As many were astonied at you; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:
15 So shall he sprinkle many nations [with this word from the mouth of God, shaking heaven and earth]; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard [shama’ – obeyed] shall they consider [biyn – understand].

Isaiah 53
1 Who has believed our report [shmuw’ah – shama’ Jehovah, who has heard and obeyed this word as the word of God, as it is]? and to whom [has heard and obeyed] is the arm of the LORD revealed?

1 Corinthians 4
15 For though you have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have you not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you [as God’s children with His like mind] through the gospel.
16 Wherefore I beseech you, be you followers of me.
17 For this cause have I sent unto you Timothy, who is my beloved son, and faithful in the LORD, who shall bring you into remembrance of my ways which be in Christ, as I teach every where in every church.
18 Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come to you.
19 But I will come to you shortly, if the LORD will, and will know, not the speech of them which are puffed up, but the power.
20 For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.
21 What will you? shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?

The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to show unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant Timothy: Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. Blessed is he that hears His voice, and they that obey the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

The above is from Revelation 1:1-3 and rewritten (spoken) to reflect today’s message.

Revelation 22
10 And he says unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.
11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and makes a lie.
16 I Jesus have sent my angel [I Am: His messenger in whom He manifests His presence] to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that hears say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
18 For I testify unto every man that hears the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
20 He which testifies these things says, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, LORD Jesus.
21 The grace of our LORD Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

The word above the LORD uses, telling us the time is “at hand,” is eggus, which is connected to the blessing of those who see it (is at hand). The word used to tell of the LORD coming “quickly,” speaking of the quickening of those believing Him when He appears, is the word tachu, meaning “without delay, soon, or (by surprise) suddenly, or (by implication, of ease) readily.”

1 John 3
2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it does not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
3 And every man that has this hope in him purifies himself, even as he is pure.
4 Whosoever commits sin transgresses also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law [His commandments].
5 And you know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.
6 Whosoever abides in him sins not: whosoever sins has not seen him, neither known him.
7 Little children, let no man deceive you: he that does righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
8 He that commits sin [bearing false witness, exalting the words of men as idols above the LORD’s] is of the devil; for the devil [the original misleader] sin from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works [misleading into the current state of mass insanity] of the devil.

The idea, of seeing the time is at hand, is spoken of several times using the same word (eggus), as is the quickening (tacho) describing when He appears to the (living person’s) sight.

Matthew 24
33 So likewise you, when you shall see all these things, know that it is near [eggus], even at the doors.
34 Truly I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
35 [The old and corrupt] Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away [shall remain after the flood].
36 But of that day and hour knows no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father [alive in me] only.
37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered [through the door mentioned in verse 33, seeing it is time to enter] into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

Romans 10
6 But the righteousness which is of faith speaks on this wise, Say not in your heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)
7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)
8 But what says it? The word is nigh [eggus] you, even in your mouth [from where He speaks], and in your heart [your like mind where He lives]: that is, the word of faith believing he is alive in us and is the one speaking], which we preach [teaching others the way into life];
9 That if you shall confess with your mouth the LORD Jesus [is alive in you, speaking this same word from His one mind], and shall believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved.
10 For with the heart [the foundational mind, the good conscience] man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
11 For the scripture says, Whosoever believes on him shall not be ashamed.
12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same LORD over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the LORD shall be saved.
14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher [without you obeying and preaching this same word, following my example as I follow the LORD alive in me speaking]?
15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent [as I have been sent and now, in His name, send you]? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, LORD, who has believed our report [because He is only revealed to those who do believe it’s Him speaking]?
17 So then faith comes by hearing [His voice giving us understanding, which is the LORD proving Himself alive in us], and hearing by the word of God.
18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes truly, their sound [this word] went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world [ending the old corrupt, beginning the new].
19 But I say, Did not Israel know [all God’s people who should know Him but fail to recognize His voice or His presence manifested]? First Moses says, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation [those who haven’t known me, but now hear My voice and obey my commands] I will anger you.
20 But Isaiah is very bold, and says, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me.
21 But to Israel he says, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people [speaking against me, as in the temptation in the wilderness].

Philippians 4
1 Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown [referring back to Philippians 2:2, saying “Fulfil you my joy, that you be likeminded, having the same love {giving this word as received}, being of one accord, of one mind.”], so stand fast in the LORD, my dearly beloved.
2 I beseech Euodias [euodoo – by the LORD’s help along this way, “succeeded in reaching” this expected end: seeing Him], and beseech Syntyche [sun-tachu – together quickened], that they be of the same mind in the LORD.
3 And I intreat you also, true yokefellow, help [as the LORD has helped you in this way] those women [churches] which labored with me in the gospel, with Clement [with mercy, as the LORD’s mercy seat in this good conversation] also, and with other my fellow-laborers, whose names are in the book of life.
4 Rejoice in the LORD always: and again I say, Rejoice.
5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The LORD [in you] is at hand [eggus].
6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7 And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
9 Those things, which you have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, [follow my example and] do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

Matthew 28
1 In the end of the sabbath [ending this time of correction], as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene [the rebellious, ignorantly watching for the LORD’s coming] and the other Mary [the other rebels] to see the sepulcher [the churches where the dead body of Christ is stored].
2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the LORD descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.
3 His countenance was like lightning [understanding that brings life], and his raiment white as snow [revelation of these treasures reserved in heaven for this time]:
4 And for fear of him the [door] keepers did shake, and became as dead men.
5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not you: for I know that you seek Jesus, which was crucified.
6 He is not here: for he is risen [from among the dead], as he said. Come, see the place where the LORD lay [where his dead body was].
7 And go quickly [tachu – with the words that will quicken those who hear it as the word of God], and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goes before you into Galilee [circuit – this end of the age, and beginning the new, in His inner circle, the wheel with the wheel, this understand sent to give understanding]; there shall you see him: lo, I have told you.

The Hebrew word from which comes the name Galilee, is galiyl, meaning “a valve of a folding door (as turning); also a ring (as round),” from galal, an eighteen times used word meaning to roll. It (galah) is first used (three times, in Genesis 29:3, 8, & 10), speaking of when a stone covering the mouth of a well is “rolled” away. In these descriptions, the LORD speaks of the His people’s silence in death, which ends when this stone is rolled away, and their mouths are opened, declaring He is risen, alive with us, in us.

John 14
19 Yet a little while, and the world sees me no more [because they are dead, and their darkened minds see nothing]; but you see me: because I live, you shall live also.
20 At that day you shall know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you.
21 He that has my commandments, and keeps them [guards this word from corruption, giving in it in pure form as received], he it is that loves me: and he that loves me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
22 Judas [Judah – the elect remnant that is the first to see the LORD and declare Him] says unto him, not Iscariot [not the betrayers, the misleader], LORD, how is it that you will manifest yourself unto us, and not unto the world?
23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him [giving them this same word, to be given], and we will come unto him, and make our abode with [dwell in] him.
24 He that loves me not keeps not my sayings: and the word which you hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me.

Isaiah 34
1 Come near, you nations, to hear [shama’ – obey]; and hearken, you people: let the earth hear [shama’ – obey], and all that is therein; the world, and all things that come forth of it.
2 For the indignation of the LORD is upon all nations, and his fury upon all their armies [fighting against Him with their words of ignorance]: he has utterly destroyed them, he has delivered them to the slaughter [they are all dead flesh].
3 Their slain also shall be cast out, and their stink shall come up out of their carcasses [dead flesh perceived], and the mountains [the institution of government, church and state, they have corrupted] shall be melted with their blood.
4 And all the host [this army] of heaven [the corrupt places where understanding be] shall be dissolved, and the heavens shall be rolled together [galal] as a scroll [their ignorance shall be silenced, like a stone rolled to cover their wells]: and all their host shall fall down, as the leaf falls off from the vine, and as a falling fig from the fig tree [and men shall no longer be fed their confusion].
5 For my sword [this word from the mouth of the LORD] shall be bathed in heaven [places where understanding should be found and isn’t]: behold, it shall come down upon Idumea [Esau, the enemies mixed among us], and upon the people of my curse, to judgment.
6 The sword of the LORD is filled with blood, it is made fat with fatness, and with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams: for the LORD has a sacrifice in Bozrah [among His flock], and a great slaughter in the land of Idumea.
7 And the unicorns [the one power] shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness.
8 For it is the day of the LORD’s vengeance, and the year of recompenses for the controversy of Zion.
9 And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch [burning fires of darkness].
10 It shall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke thereof shall go up forever: from generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it forever and ever.
11 But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl [who hunt in the darkness] also and the raven [those covered in darkness] shall dwell in it: and he shall stretch out upon it the line of confusion [tohuw – without form], and the stones of emptiness [bohuw – and void – as in Genesis 1:2].
12 They shall call the nobles thereof to the kingdom, but none shall be there, and all her princes shall be nothing.
13 And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be a habitation of dragons [those who poison and devour with their ever-open mouths], and a court for owls [those who hunt {souls} in the darkness].

Isaiah 49
1 Listen [shama’ – obey the voice of the LORD heard from His people], O isles [dry places that have been without My word], unto me; and hearken, you people, from far [rachowq – this time when the world is ruled by evil decree]; The LORD has called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother has he made mention of my name.
2 And he has made [His word from] my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand has he hid me, and made me a polished shaft; in his quiver has he hid me;
3 And said unto me, You are my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.
4 Then I said, I have labored in vain [without His word in My mouth], I have spent my strength for naught, and in vain: yet surely my judgment is with the LORD, and my work with my God.
5 And now, says the LORD that formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel [His whole family] be not gathered [into His ONE BODY], yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the LORD, and my God shall be my strength.
6 And he said, It is a light thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved [natsar – guarded and helped] of Israel: I will also give you for a light to the Gentiles [understanding to those who haven’t known Me], that you may be my salvation unto the end of the earth.
7 Thus says the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to him whom man despises, to him whom the nation abhor, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the LORD that is faithful, and the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose you.
8 Thus says the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard you, and in a day of salvation have I helped you: and I will preserve [natsar – guard, and help] you, and give you for a covenant of the people, to establish the [new] earth, to cause to inherit the [old] desolate heritages;
9 That you mayest say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that are in darkness [hidden by their own ignorance], Show yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures shall be in all high places.
10 They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for he that has mercy on them shall lead them, even by the springs of [this living] water shall he guide them.
11 And I will make all my mountains a way, and my highways shall be exalted.

Psalms 112
1 Praise you the LORD. Blessed is the man that fears the LORD, that delights greatly in his commandments.
2 His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.
3 Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endures forever.
4 Unto the upright there arises light [understanding] in the darkness [this time of ignorance]: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.
5 A good man shows favor, and lends: he will guide his affairs with discretion.
6 Surely he shall not be moved forever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.
7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.
8 His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he sees his desire upon his enemies.
9 He has dispersed, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever; his horn [authority to rule] shall be exalted with honor.
10 The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.

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