And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in your hand. And the sticks whereon you write shall be in your hand before their eyes.

2 – 3 April 2024

And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in your hand. And the sticks whereon you write shall be in your hand before their eyes.

The LORD begins today in the above, Ezekiel (strengthened by God) 37:17 & 20, speaking of the many now scatter tribes (as sticks: ‘ets as the many made one, and shebet as the ONE BODY) as dead bones that come from death to life. This resurrection is generated (quickened) by the LORD’s work (through His people as His hand), as breath from his mouth moving upon the darkened deep, His voice heard, calling the dead to awaken and rise into the light.

In the verses between the title verses, the LORD tells Ezekiel (in verse 17), “And when the children of your people shall speak unto you, saying, ‘Will you not show us what you mean by these?’” And in verse 18 then saying “Say unto them, Thus says the LORD God; ‘Behold, I will take the stick [‘ets] of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim [God’s people in the last and first generation], and the tribes [shebet] of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick [‘ets] of Judah, and make them one stick [‘ets], and they shall be one in my hand.’”

As we know, the shebet is the scepter to rule, which is above spoken of demonstrating the consent of the governed, joined with the new (crop of) leaders (Judah, who is the Judas, the old crop of corrupt leader, who previously betrayed Him for money), the elect remnant first raised, all becoming ONE BODY in the hand the LORD says, is “mine” and “your,” speaking of His and Ezekiel’s (the Son of man, which, appellatively, the LORD calls Ezekiel, and himself at His presence manifested in the flesh).

The (appellative) name Ezekiel comes from words El, meaning God, and chazaq, meaning “to fasten upon; hence, to seize, be strong (figuratively, courageous, causatively strengthen, cure, help, repair, fortify), obstinate; to bind, restrain, conquer,” which together speak of the Son of man as the firstborn by and for these purposes, to raise his brethren (the mission on which I Am sent).

This mission, as was Noah’s and Abraham’s (which we saw in the previous post described in Hebrews 11:7 & 8), is to go and follow the LORD’s commands as given, never wavering from it, always knowing the LORD controls the outcome, and depending on Him alone to accomplish it as He sees best for the good of those to whom He sends us.

The following are excerpts, Hebrews 11 & 12, from the abovementioned post.

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

39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:
40 God having provided [this pure preparation] some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect [reaching this expected end].

Hebrews 12
1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses [those in whom this word now dwells, as a preparation to be from them given], let us lay aside every weight, and the sin [the errors of corruption] which does so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners [the corrupt] against himself, lest you be wearied and faint in your minds.
4 You have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.
5 And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks unto you as unto children, My son, despise not you the chastening of the LORD, nor faint when you are rebuked of him:
6 For whom the LORD loves he chastens, and scourges every son whom he receives.

In Ezekiel’s documenting the LORD’s charge given him, the LORD speaks of making his forehead (the thoughts always in the forefront of his mind) as adamant as flint, again referring back to the previous post and Isaiah 50:7 & 11, also excerpted below.

Isaiah 50
2 Wherefore, when I came, was there no man? when I called, was there none to answer? Is my hand shortened at all, that it cannot redeem? or have I no power to deliver? behold, at my rebuke I dry up the sea [silencing the vain words of wicked men], I make the rivers a wilderness: their fish [the death below their word’s surface] stink [so men perceive its, death’s, presence therein], because there is no water [no word of God heard from them], and die for thirst [without these life-giving words, without the understanding held there unknown in the deep waters].
3 I clothe the heavens with blackness [the ignorance that now covers the world, present in the places where understanding should be found], and I make sackcloth [humanity morning its own death] their covering.
4 The LORD God has given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: he wakens morning by morning, he wakens my ear to hear [shama’ – and obey] as the learned.
5 The LORD God has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back [to follow corruption].
6 I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting [the sacrifice necessary to deliver the LORD’s word, declaring it is Him present].
7 For the LORD God will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint [My presence against which these men’s strikes produce the sparks], and I know that I shall not be ashamed.
8 He is near that justified me; who will contend with me? let us stand together: who is my adversary? let him come near to me.
9 Behold, the LORD God will help me; who is he that shall condemn me? lo, they all shall wax old as a garment; the moth shall eat them up.
10 Who is among you that fears the LORD, that obeys [shama’] the voice of his servant [speaking His word as commanded], that walk in darkness [ignorance come from remaining in corruption], and has no light [understand that is life]? let him trust in the name [identity] of the LORD, and stay upon his God.
11 Behold [see Him], all you that kindle a fire, that compass yourselves about with sparks [ziyqah]: walk in the light [understanding] of your [own strange] fire, and in the sparks [ziyqah] that you have kindled. This shall you have of my hand [returning your own word upon you]; you shall lie down in sorrow [remaining dead, sleeping in your own corruption].

Ezekiel 3
1 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man [I Am], eat [diligently search for Me in My word] that you find; eat this roll [this written word sent to you as a wheel within a wheel, understanding sent forward to, in the full circuit of the age, give the same understanding to those to whom the LORD sends it], and go speak unto the house of Israel.
2 So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat that roll.
3 And he said unto me, Son of man, cause your belly to eat, and fill your bowels with this roll that I give you. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness [that is stronger than the strength of lions, as in Samson’s riddle].
4 And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get you unto the house of Israel, and speak with my words [you found when, by your faith, I revealed them in your diligent search] unto them.
5 For you are not sent to a people of a strange speech and of a hard language, but to the house of Israel [now the dead body of Christ, as dead bones];
6 Not to many people of a strange speech and of a hard language, whose words you can not understand. Surely, had I sent you to them, they would have hearkened [shama’ – heard and obeyed] unto you.
7 But the house of Israel [the dead body of Christ] will not hearken [shama’ – hear and obey] unto you; for they will not hearken [shama’ – hear and obey] unto me: for all the house of Israel are impudent and hardhearted.
8 Behold, I have made your face [paniym – My presence manifested in you] strong against their faces, and your forehead strong against their foreheads [like the cherubim, face to face above the mercy seat, where My presence is manifested in the conversation].
9 As an adamant [shamiyr – like a thorn that will pierce their ear and enter their minds, as My word effectually works to change them] harder than flint [tsor – a five times used word referring us to Isaiah 5:28 speaking of the LORD’s work in this moment] have I made your forehead: fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.
10 Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, all my words that I shall speak unto you receive in your heart, and hear with your ears.
11 And go, get you to them of the captivity [this refers to Ezekiel 12:39, in Babylon where the dead body of Christ is unaware it is the confusion into which they’ve come], unto the children of your people, and speak unto them, and tell them, Thus says the LORD God; whether they will hear [shama’ – and obey], or whether they will forbear [chadal – leaving undone what is commanded].
12 Then the spirit took me up [exalted His word above all others], and I heard [shama’ – and obeyd] behind me a voice [qowl] of a great rushing [ra’ash – in Jeremiah 12:18, the bread, the roll, eaten with ”quaking” that guards and protects against corruption, first, as an example to be followed, from the Son of man; and in Ezekiel 37:7 it’s the “shaking” that brings the dead bones together], saying, Blessed be the glory [the manifested presence] of the LORD from his place.
13 I heard also the noise [qowl – the voice of the LORD in this conversation above His mercy seat] of the wings of the living creatures that touched one another [bringing understanding, the life in the word, from the giver to the receive], and the noise [qowl – the voice] of the wheels [the understand sent, and when received, heard from the receiver] over against them, and a noise [qowl – the voices] of a great rushing [ra’ash – the quaking and shaking that guard and protect against corrupting the message, and brings the bone, the dead body of Christ, together, as many sticks gathered into one].
14 So the spirit lifted me up, and took me away, and I went in bitterness [as this understand I documented was corrupted after Ezekiel’s, the Son of man’s, death], in the heat of my spirit [man’s corruption poisoning the spirit in these words]; but the hand of the LORD was strong [chazaq – His strength remained] upon me [reserved in this word sent forward, until He again brings it to light].
15 Then I came to them of the captivity at Telabib [a city in Babylon, meaning the mounding of the flood, as corrupt growth from the earth] that dwelt by the river of Chebar [the river carrying this word “far-off” into time, until it reached this moment], and I sat where they sat, and remained there astonished [shamem – stupefied, this word not understood] among them seven days.
16 And it came to pass at the end of seven days [on the eighth day, the first day of this new creation], that the word of the LORD came [again giving understanding] unto me [the Son of man, I Am], saying,
17 Son of man, I have made you a watchman [tsaphah – a seer, seeing what is coming] unto the house of Israel: therefore hear [shama’ – and obey] the word at my mouth, and give them warning [zahar – gleaming, this enlightenment; the word first appears in Exodus 18:20 where it rendered “teaching”] from me [speaking His word as commanded, as I Am, manifesting His presence, and declaring it is Him and His words].
18 When I say unto the wicked, You shall surely die; and you [refusing to hear and obey My voice] give him not warning [zahar – enlightenment], nor speak [My words as commanded] to warn [zahar – teach] the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at your hand.
19 Yet if you warn [zahar – teach, enlighten] the wicked, and he turns not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have [by following My commands, and heeding My warnings] delivered your soul.
20 Again, When a righteous man does turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumbling-block before him [as I Am], he shall die: because you have not given him warning zahar – this teaching], he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at your hand.
21 Nevertheless if you warn [zahar – teach] the righteous man [as I do], that the righteous sin not, and he does not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned [zahar – is enlightened]; also you have delivered your soul.
22 And the hand of the LORD was there upon me; and he said unto me, Arise [to life], go forth into the plain [into plain sight declaring My presence], and I will there talk with you.
23 Then I arose, and went forth into the plain: and, behold, the glory [the manifested presence] of the LORD stood there in the conversation, bringing light to His written word sent to me], as the glory which I saw by the river of Chebar [in His word sent “far-off” as a wheel within a wheel]: and I fell on my face [paniym – understanding His presence I subordinated my will to His].
24 Then the spirit entered into me [My dead body, the dead body of Christ – as in Ezekiel 37:14], and set me upon my feet, and spoke with me, and said unto me, Go, shut yourself within your house.
25 But you, O son of man, behold, they shall [before they rise from the dead] put bands upon you, and shall bind you with them, and you shall not go out among them:
26 And I will make your tongue cleave [dabaq – remain one flesh with Me] to the roof of your mouth [chek – as sweetness in your mouth alone], that you shall be [to them] dumb [thought to not be speaking of or in the name of the LORD – see Amos 6:10 below], and shall not be [received] to them [as] a reprover: for they are a rebellious house.
27 But when I speak [dabar – speaking of the LORD’s voice realized as His mind is revealed] with you; referring to the word’s usage in Ezekiel 37:14 & 19], I will open your mouth, and you shall say unto them, Thus says the LORD God [‘Adonay Jehovih – the King of kings and the LORD of lords]; He that hears [shama’ – hears this report, the shmuw’ah, as the voice of Jehovah], let him hear [shama’ – hear and obey]; and he that forbears [chadal – refusing to believe the report is the LORD’s voice of warning], let him forbear [chadal – refusing to hear Him, and not obey]: for they are a rebellious house.

Ezekiel 37
10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and [foretold] the breath [life breathed into them from My mouth] came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.
11 Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel [the are the dead body of Christ that remains asleep in death]: behold, they say, Our bones are dried [without the LORD’s word], and our hope [of resurrection] is lost: we are cut off [and scattered] for [from] our parts.
12 Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus says the LORD God; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land [‘adamah – this new generation in My new creation] of Israel [the name I’ve given to the awakened body of Christ, those knowing the time, who receive the promise I made to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob].
13 And you shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves,
14 And shall put my spirit in you, and you shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall you know that I the LORD have spoken [dabar] it [realizing it is My voice manifesting My presence], and performed it [brought you into the promise, quickening you from death into life], says the LORD.

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 [seeing as the Father sees] does the Son likewise.
20 For the Father loves the Son, and shows him all things that himself does [which is the Father witnessing to His son]: 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; even so the Son quickens [from death into life] whom he will.
22 For the Father judges no man, but has committed all judgment [krisis] unto the Son [making Him the light men must accept, life and death set before humanity, and choosing not to receive him, not receive the correction of the One who sent Him as His identity manifested in his flesh, is the choice by which men condemn themselves to remain forever in darkness, death, and hell]:
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 heareth my word, and believes on him that sent me [as His I Am], has everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation [krisis]; but is passed from death unto life. [This is simple to understand: the simplicity of what is made plain when the Father speaks through His chosen son.]
25 Truly, truly, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and NOW IS, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.
26 For as the Father has life in himself; so has he given to the Son to have life in himself;
27 And has given him [His] authority [exousia – His power, as His arche, His government instituted on earth as it is in heaven] to execute [poieo – as in Hebrews 12:27, saying “25 See that you refuse not him that speaks. For if they escaped not who refused him that spoke on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that speaks from heaven: 26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he has promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. 27 And this word, Yet once more, signifies the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made [poieo – executed into existence, by obedience doing as commanded], that those things [executed by the son speaking] which cannot be shaken may remain. 28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom [of heaven on earth] which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: 29 For our God is a consuming fire.”] judgment [krisis] also, because he is the Son of man [the Father manifesting His presence in the flesh].
28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in which all that are in the graves [here sleeping in death in hell] shall hear his voice,
29 And shall come forth; they that have done [poieo] good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done [prasso – habitually commit] evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
30 I can of my own self do [poieo] nothing: as I hear [the voice of My Father speaking], I judge [krino – make known the distinction between good and evil]: 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 witnesses of me is true.
33 You sent unto John, and he bare witness unto the truth.
34 But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say [My Father in me speaking], that you might be saved.
35 He was a burning and a shining light [as the sign of the end calling all to repentance]: and you were willing for a season [until he called you also] to rejoice in his light.
36 But I have greater witness than that of John: for the works which the Father has given me to finish [in those who obeyed John’s call to repentance, the necessary precursor], the same works that I do [poieo – obeying and instituting the Father’s government here on the earth as it is in heaven], bear witness of me, that the Father has sent me.
37 And the Father himself, which has sent me, has borne witness of me. You have neither heard his voice at any time [speaking in me, through me], nor seen his shape [manifested in my flesh].
38 And [because you have not heard or seen Him] you have not his word abiding in you: for whom he has sent, him you believe not.
39 Search the scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
40 And you will not come to me, that you might have life.
41 I receive not honor from men.
42 But I know you, that you have not the love [agape] of God in you [I know, because if you did hear and see Him, you would obey and give His word as receive from Him].
43 I am come in my Father’s name [identity], and you receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him you will receive [as you have the many false Christs you now follow].
44 How can you believe, which receive honor one of another, and seek not the honor that comes from God only?
45 Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is one that accuses you, even Moses, in whom you trust.
46 For had you believed Moses, you would have believed me; for he wrote of me.
47 But if you believe not his writings, how shall you believe my words?

Deuteronomy 18
15 The LORD your God will raise up unto you a Prophet from the midst of you, of your brethren, like unto me; unto him you shall hearken [shama’ – hear and obey the commands of the LORD heard from him];
16 According to all that you desired of the LORD your God in Horeb [in the desolation when He taught us away from the ways of oppression] in the day of the assembly [when they heard His voice], saying, Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God [let us not cause the LORD to repeat Himself over and over again, repeating things He’s already plainly stated], neither let me see this great fire [in which His presence is manifested] any more, that I die not.
17 And the LORD said unto me, They have well spoken that which they have spoken.
18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto you, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak [repeating My words as received] unto them all that I shall command him.
19 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.

Proverbs 29
1 He, that being often reproved hardens his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.
2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked bears rule [as they do this day], the people mourn.

Ezekiel 37
15 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,
16 Moreover, you son of man, take you one stick [‘ets], and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of Israel his companions: then take another stick, and write upon it, For Joseph, the stick [‘ets] of Ephraim and for all the house of Israel his companions:
17 And join them one to another into one stick [‘ets]; and they shall become one in your hand.
18 And when the children of your people shall speak unto you, saying, Will you not show us what you mean by these?
19 Say [dabar] unto them, Thus says the LORD God; Behold, I will take the stick [‘ets] of Joseph [whose birthright is the throne], which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes [shabet – the scepter to rule: the consent of the governed to be governed] of Israel his fellows, and will put them with him, even with the stick [‘ets] of Judah, and make them [all] one stick [‘ets], and they shall be one in my hand.
20 And the sticks [‘ets – the scattered bones] whereon you write shall be in your hand before their eyes [as I have here written as commanded, as the LORD’s author and finisher, with His authority to institute His government on the earth as it is in heaven].
21 And say unto them, Thus says the LORD God; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen [from among those who haven’t known Me], whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land:
22 And I will make them one nation [under God – under-standing] in the land [‘erets – the earth] upon the mountains of Israel [God’s government over His people, as He intended it, to secure their rights as given by Me]; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all.
23 Neither shall they defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwelling-places, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their God.
24 And David [dowd – the beloved, an appellative also used of Timothy, and of the elect remnant] my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them.
25 And they shall dwell in the land [‘erets – the earth] that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children’s children for ever: and my servant David shall be their prince forever.
26 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore.
27 My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
28 And the heathen [who haven’t known Me] shall know that I the LORD do sanctify Israel [separating them from the corrupt and confused, the insane that now rule the earth here in hell], when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.

Amos 6 [from the post of 25 March 2024]
3 You that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near;
4 That lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock [devouring My people, while you remain comfortable], and the calves out of the midst of the stall;
5 That chant [repeating your own delusions] to the sound of the viol, and invent to themselves instruments of music [creating your own songs you cause men to repeat], like David [[dowd]];
6 That drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief ointments: but they are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph [your king who is held in the prison of your lies].
7 Therefore now shall they go captive with the first that go captive, and the banquet of them that stretched themselves shall be removed.
8 The LORD God has sworn by himself, says the LORD the God of hosts, I abhor the excellency of Jacob, and hate his palaces [those sitting in the seats of power over God’s people, controlling their minds into ignorance and telling them they are safe and secure thereby and therein]: therefore will I deliver up the city with all that is therein.
9 And it shall come to pass, if there remain ten men in one house, that they shall die.
10 And a man’s uncle [dowd – the beloved, the name David, those sitting in his seat] shall take him up, and he that burns him, to bring out the bones out of the house, and shall say unto him that is by the sides of the house, Is there yet any with you? and he shall say, No. Then shall he say, Hold your tongue: for we may not make mention of the name [identity] of the LORD.
11 For, behold, the LORD commands, and he will smite the great house with breaches [their own words], and the little house with clefts [the houses spoken of in the previous verses].
12 Shall horses run upon the rock [and not slip and fall]? will one plow there [upon a rock] with oxen [and the instrument not be broken]? for you have turned judgment into gall, and the fruit of righteousness into hemlock:
13 You which rejoice in a [worthless] thing of naught, which say, Have we not taken to us horns [the power to rule over the minds of men] by our own strength?

Many times in the New Testament, the voice of the LORD, the Father, is said to be heard from heaven declaring, “This is My belove son, in whom I Am well pleased,” which refers to Isaiah 42:1.

Isaiah 42
1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; my elect, in whom my soul delights; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles [those who haven’t know Me].
2 He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street [as in Ezekiel 3:26].
3 A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench [but shall trim it to bring forth a full flame]: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.
4 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he has set judgment in the earth: and the isles [dry places in the sea] shall wait for his law.
5 Thus says God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which comes out of it; he that gives breath [life from His mouth] unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:
6 I the LORD have called you in righteousness, and will hold your hand, and will keep you, and give you for a covenant of the people, for a light [understanding] of the Gentiles [who haven’t known Me];
7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness [ignorance] out of the prison house [of men’s taught corruption].
8 I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images [these same men have created, put in My place, and call by My name].
9 Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things [heaven, earth, and man in them] do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.
10 Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth, you that go down to the sea, and all that is therein; the isles, and the inhabitants thereof.
11 Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice, the villages that Kedar [darkness] does inhabit: let the inhabitants of the rock sing [those who know the LORD present with us, in us, repeat this word He has given us], let them shout [as His messengers, His angels speaking His words and declare His presence] from the top of the mountains.
12 Let them give glory unto the LORD, and declare his praise in the islands [the dry places of the sea, His people who’ve been without His authentic word].
13 The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man [I Am], he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war [I Am]: he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies.
14 I have long time holden my peace; I have been still [as the LORD says in Ezekiel 3:26 above], and refrained myself: now will I cry [opening My mouth as spoken of in Ezekiel 3:27] like a travailing woman [to bring forth My children]; I will destroy and devour at once.

The word rendered “dumb,” in Ezekiel 3:26 above, is (the nine times used Hebrew word) ‘alam, meaning “to tie fast; hence (of the mouth) to be tongue-tied:–bind, be dumb, put to silence.” It refers us to the two other places Ezekiel used it, in Ezekiel 24:27 & 33:22, both speaking of when the mouths of the truly dumb, understand and open, as commanded.

Ezekiel 24
12 She has wearied herself with lies, and her great scum [the corruption of lies] went not forth out of her: her scum shall be in the fire [created by their corrupt conversations void of truth].
13 In your filthiness is lewdness: because I have purged you, and you were not purged, you shall not be purged from your filthiness any more, till I have caused my fury to rest upon you.
14 I the LORD have spoken it: it shall come to pass, and I will do it; I will not go back, neither will I spare, neither will I repent; according to your ways, and according to your doings, shall they judge you, says the LORD God.
15 Also the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
16 Son of man, behold, I take away from you the desire of your eyes with a stroke: yet neither shall you mourn nor weep, neither shall your tears run down.
17 Forbear to cry, make no mourning for the dead, bind the tire of your head upon you, and put on your shoes upon your feet [to depart from corruption], and cover not your lips [speak openly, in plain sight], and eat not the bread [leavened with the corruption] of men.
18 So I spoke unto the people in the morning [this word of the LORD as the light of this new day]: and at even my wife died [the church that calls herself by My name but remains far from Me: the body of Christ now sleeping in death]; and I did in the morning [when the LORD gave His understanding, giving it as received] as I was commanded.
19 And the people said unto me, Will you not tell us what these things are to us, that you do so?
20 Then I answered them, [and told them] The word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
21 Speak unto the house of Israel, Thus says the LORD God; Behold, I will profane my sanctuary, the excellency of your strength, the desire of your eyes, and that which your soul pities; and your sons and your daughters whom you have left shall fall by the sword [this word of God His people refuse to hear and obey as His word].
22 And you shall do as I have done [following me, taking up His cross: the necessary sacrifice to deliver His message as receive, declaring it His presence manifested for the salvation of those who receive Him]: you shall not cover your lips [hearing Him, you will obey and open your mouths], nor eat the bread [leavened with the corruption] of men.
23 And your tires shall be upon your heads, and your shoes upon your feet [departing the corruption that blinded the world and hold it in hell’s prison]: you shall not mourn nor weep; but you shall pine away [the corrupt that was in you shall melt away] for your iniquities, and mourn one toward another [for those we know are the dead in hell].
24 Thus Ezekiel [strengthened by the LORD] is unto you a sign: according to all that he has done shall you do: and when this comes [as it now has], you shall know that I Am the LORD God.
25 Also, you son of man, shall it not be in the day when I take from them their [corrupt] strength, the [corrupt] joy of their [corrupt] glory, the desire of their eyes, and that [corruption] whereupon they set their minds, [the corruption of] their sons and their daughters,
26 That he that escapes [corruption] in that day shall come unto you, to cause you to hear [My word spoken by them as received] it with your ears?
27 In that day shall your mouth be opened [as the unsealed word understood] to him which is escaped, and you shall speak, and be no more [unto them as] dumb [‘alam]: and you shall be a sign unto them; and they shall know that I Am the LORD.

Ezekiel 33
1 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, speak to the children of your people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land [‘erets – the earth], if the people of the land [‘erets – the earth] take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman [tsaphah – seer of what is coming]:
3 If when he sees the sword [this word of God they refuse to receive as His word and presence] come upon the land [‘erets – the earth], he blows the trumpet [calling all to gather into the LORD’s safety], and warn [zahar – teach] the people;
4 Then whosoever hears the sound of the trumpet [this voice of His messenger], and take not warning [zahar – refusing this word and the safety found in this enlightenment]; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.
5 He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning [zahar – refused this teaching]; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning [zahar – receives this enlightenment] shall deliver his soul.
6 But if the watchman [tsaphah – seeing these secret treasures, tsaphan] see [by the LORD’s sight] the sword come [to those refusing it], and blow not the trumpet [telling them it is the LORD manifesting His presence, calling all to gather to Him], and the people be not warned [zahar – refuse this enlightenment]; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s [tsaphah – refusing to obey and speak His warning; His enlightening message] hand.
7 So you, O son of man, I have set you a watchman [tsaphah] unto the house of Israel; therefore you shall hear the word at my mouth, and warn [zahar – enlighten] them from me.
8 When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, you shall surely die; if you do not speak to warn [zahar – enlighten] the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at your hand.
9 Nevertheless, if you warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul.
10 Therefore, O you son of man, speak unto the house of Israel; Thus you speak, saying, If our transgressions and our sins be upon us, and we pine away [maqaq – as in Zechariah 14:12 three times] in them, how should we then live? [Zechariah 14:12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem {the peace and safety the LORD is teaching}; Their {works of the} flesh shall consume {maqaq} away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes {what they say they’ve seen and understand} shall consume {maqaq} away in their holes, and their tongue {their words against the LORD} shall consume {maqaq} away in their mouth.]
11 Say unto them, As I live, says the LORD God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn you, turn you from your evil ways; for why will you die, O house of Israel?
12 Therefore, you son of man, say unto the children of your people, The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression: as for the wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall thereby in the day that he turns from his wickedness; neither shall the righteous be able to live for his righteousness in the day that he sins.
13 When I shall say to the righteous, that he shall surely live; if he trust to his own righteousness, and commit iniquity, all his righteousness shall not be remembered; but for his iniquity that he has committed, he shall die for it.
14 Again, when I say unto the wicked, You shall surely die; if he turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right;
15 If the wicked restore the pledge, give again that he had robbed, walk in the statutes of life, without committing iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die.
16 None of his sins that he has committed shall be mentioned unto him: he has done that which is lawful and right; he shall surely live.
17 Yet the children of your people say, The way of the LORD is not equal: but as for them, their way is not equal.
18 When the righteous turns from his righteousness, and commits iniquity, he shall even die thereby.
19 But if the wicked turn from his wickedness, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall live thereby.
20 Yet you say, The way of the LORD is not equal. O you house of Israel, I will judge you every one after his ways.
21 And it came to pass in the twelfth year of our captivity, in the tenth month, in the fifth day of the month, that one that had escaped out of [the corruption of] Jerusalem came unto me, saying, The city is smitten.
22 Now the hand of the LORD was upon me in the evening, afore he that was escaped came; and had opened my mouth, until he came to me in the morning; and my mouth was opened, and I was no more [seen by God’s now enlightened people as] dumb [‘alam].
23 Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
24 Son of man, they that inhabit those wastes [chorbah – the desolate place] of the land [‘adamah – of humanity] of Israel speak, saying, Abraham was one, and he inherited the land: but we are many; the land [‘erets – the earth] is given us for inheritance.
25 Wherefore say unto them, Thus says the LORD God; You eat with the blood, and lift up your eyes toward your idols, and shed blood: and shall you possess the land [‘erets – the earth]?
26 You stand upon your sword [the word of your idols, which make men ignorant and confused], you work abomination [the creations you made-up, put in My place, and call by My name], and you defile every one his neighbor’s wife: and shall you possess the land [‘erets – the earth]?
27 Say you thus unto them, Thus says the LORD God; As I live, surely they that are in the wastes [chorbah] shall fall by the sword [this word they refuse], and him that is in the open field will I give to the beasts [men without My Spirit] to be devoured, and they that be in the forts and in the caves [where they think they are safe] shall die of the pestilence [the dis-ease caused by their evil words, which they think hides them].
28 For I will lay the land most desolate, and the pomp of her [corrupt] strength shall cease; and the [corrupt] mountains of Israel shall be desolate, that none shall pass through.
29 Then shall they know that I Am the LORD, when I have laid the land [’erets – the old and corrupt earth] most desolate because of all their abominations [creating idol they put in My place and called by My name] which they have committed.
30 Also, you son of man, the children of your people still are talking against you by the walls and in the doors of the houses, and speak one to another, every one to his brother, saying, Come, I pray you, and hear what is the word that comes forth from the LORD.
31 And they come unto you as the people comes, and they sit before you as my people, and they hear your words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they show much love, but their heart goes after their covetousness.
32 And, lo, you are unto them as a very lovely song of one that has a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear your words, but they do them not.
33 And when this comes to pass, (lo, it will come, [and has come]) then shall they know that a prophet has been among them.

Isaiah 5
14 Therefore hell has enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoices, shall descend into it.
15 And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled:
16 But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.
17 Then shall the lambs feed after their manner, and the waste places of the fat ones shall strangers eat.
18 Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope:
19 That [mockingly] say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it!
20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
22 Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink [that men consume, which blurs their minds into confusion, delusion, and now mass insanity]:
23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!
24 Therefore as the fire devour the stubble, and the flame consume the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts [who is a man of war], and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
25 Therefore is the anger of the LORD kindled against his people, and he has stretched forth his hand against them, and has smitten them: and the hills did tremble, and their carcasses were torn in the midst of the streets. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out [to pull {harpazo} them from the fires of hell] still.
26 And he will lift up an ensign [nec – the pole upon which the son of man must be lifted, as Moses lifted the fiery serpent in the wilderness, so the LORD’s voice heard from him is exalted above all others, and all who look to Him shall be saved from death that comes from the bites {the word} of the serpent mixed among them] to the nations [those who haven’t known the LORD, only knowing the idols men created, put in His pace, and call by His name] from far [rachowq – in this appointed time when the earth is ruled by men’s evil decrees, calling good evil and evil good], and will hiss unto them [drawing their attention away from evil voices mixed among them, to the LORD’s manifested presence in His word] from the end of the [old and corrupt] earth: and, behold [and they shall see as the LORD sees], [and] they shall come [to Him] with speed swiftly:
27 None shall be weary nor stumble among them; none shall slumber nor sleep; neither shall the girdle [‘ezowr – the pure provision He prepared, which they receive from Him] of their loins be loosed, nor the latchet of their shoes be broken:
28 Whose arrows are sharp, and all their bows bent, their horses’ hoofs shall be counted like flint [tsor], and their wheels [this understand sent to them] like a whirlwind [the LORD’s Almighty Spirit, from where His voice is heard:
29 Their roaring shall be like a lion, they shall roar like young lions: yea, they shall roar, and lay hold of the prey, and shall carry it away safe, and none shall deliver it.
30 And in that day they [God’s people He has strengthened] shall roar against them like the roaring of the sea [all His redeemed people at large]: and if one look unto the [old and corrupt] land [’erets – the earth], behold darkness [ignorance] and sorrow, and the light is darkened [understanding is turned to ignorance] in the [old and corrupt] heavens thereof.

The only other time zahar appears after the above is in Daniel 12:3, rendered “shall shine,” which describes when God’s faithful people are awakened from death and speak His enlightenment.

Daniel 12
1 And at that time shall Michael [who is like God] stand up [‘amad], the great prince which stands [‘amad] for the children of your people: and there shall be a time of trouble [tsarah – this time of tribulation], such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time your people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book [when it is again opened].
2 And many of them that sleep in the dust [the ashes of the ruin] of the earth shall awake [be resurrected from death into life], some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
3 And they that be wise shall shine [zahar – shall teach and enlighten] as the brightness of the firmament [this exposition]; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever.
4 But you, O Daniel [judgment of God], shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end [qets]: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge [da’ath – the knowledge of the LORD that now fills the earth – as in Habakkuk 2:14, saying “For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge {da’ath} of the glory of the LORD, as the waters {His word} cover {in peace and safety} the sea.”] shall be increased.

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

Ezekiel 12, speaking of the captivity, tells of when the LORD speaks (dabar), as declared (dabar) in His word (dabar) in Ezekiel 3:27 above.

Ezekiel 12
21 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
22 Son of man, what is that proverb that you have in the land of Israel, saying, The days are prolonged, and every vision faileth?
23 Tell them therefore, Thus says the LORD God; I will make this proverb to cease, and they shall no more use it as a proverb in Israel; but say [dabar] unto them, The days are at hand, and the effect [dabar – the declaration] of every vision.
24 For there shall be no more any vain [worthless] vision nor flattering divination within the house of Israel.
25 For I am the LORD: I will speak [debar], and the word that I shall speak [debar] shall come to pass; it shall be no more prolonged: for in your days, O rebellious house, will I say [dabar – declare] the word [dabar], and will perform it, says the LORD God.
26 Again the word [dabar] of the LORD came to me, saying.
27 Son of man, behold, they of the house of Israel say, The vision that he sees is for many days to come, and he prophesies of the times that are far off [rachowq – in the future when the world is ruled by the decrees of evil men – ignorant that they are those men and the time is now].
28 Therefore say unto them, Thus says the LORD God; There shall none of my words [dabar] be prolonged any more, but the word [dabar] which I have spoken [dabar] shall be done, says the LORD God [‘Adonay Jehovih – the King of kings and the LORD of lords].

Psalms 94
1 O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongs; O God, to whom vengeance belongs, show yourself.
2 Lift up yourself, you judge of the earth: render a reward to the proud.
3 LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph?
4 How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?
5 They break in pieces your people, O LORD, and afflict your heritage.
6 They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.
7 Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it.
8 Understand, you brutish among the people: and you fools, when will you be wise?
9 He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?
10 He that chastises the heathen, shall not he correct? he that teaches man knowledge, shall not he know?
11 The LORD knows the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.
12 Blessed is the man whom you chastens, O LORD, and teach him out of your law;
13 That you mayest give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit be dug for the wicked.
14 For the LORD will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance.
15 But judgment shall return unto righteousness: and all the upright in heart shall follow it.
16 Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?
17 Unless the LORD had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.
18 When I said, My foot slips; your mercy, O LORD, held me up.
19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me your comforts delight my soul.
20 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with you, which frame mischief by a law?
21 They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood.
22 But the LORD is my defense; and my God is the rock of my refuge.
23 And he shall bring upon them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the LORD our God shall cut them off.

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