And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, “It is my people:” and they shall say, “The LORD is my God.”

9 – 11 April 2024

And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, “It is my people:” and they shall say, “The LORD is my God.”

The Hebrew words the LORD uses above (Zechariah 13:9) rendered “refine” (“refined”) and “try” (“tried”), are respectively tsaraph and bachan; the first speaking of the process of purification and the latter of the examination during and after, to determine quality. As we see, the word tsaraph bears an affinity to tsarah (and tsar, meaning evil and enemy), which speaks of the tribulation, here and now understood as the furnace in which the purification (sanctification) process occurs.

Zechariah 13
1 In that day [when you are scattered – as is spoken of ending the previous chapter] there shall be a fountain [of living water] opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for [to purify you of your] sin and for uncleanness.
2 And it shall come to pass in that day, says the LORD of hosts, that I will cut off [karath] the names of the idols out of the land, and they shall no more be remembered: and also I will cause the [false] prophets and the [their] unclean spirit to pass [‘abar – pass into death, be understood to be the voices of the dead] out of the land [‘erets – from the earth].
3 And it shall come to pass, that [it, the passing from the earth, shall be] when any shall yet prophesy [in the name of the LORD, words other than from the fountain], then his father and his mother that begat him [teaching and leading to bring him from death into life] shall say unto him, You shall not live; for you speaks lies in the name of the LORD: and his father and his mother that begat him [to bring them from death into life] shall thrust him through [daqar – this refers us to Isaiah 13:15, see below, the only time Isaiah uses the word] when he prophesies.
4 And it shall come to pass in that day [when they are trust through with this sword, the word of God from the fountain they refuse], that the prophets shall be ashamed every one of his vision, when he has prophesied [realizing they are their own words against the LORD]; neither shall they wear a rough garment [se’ar, the description of Esau, the same as sa’iyr, meaning devils and he-goats, misleaders, enemies mixed among us] to deceive:
5 But he shall say, I am no prophet, I am a husbandman [‘iysh – a man – refusing to repent, now claiming to be a shepherd]; for man [‘adam] taught me [corruption] to keep cattle [qanah – the word rendered “possessors” in Zechariah 11:5, saying to “the flock of slaughter,” “Whose possessors {qanah} slay them, and hold themselves not guilty: and they that sell them say, Blessed be the LORD; for I am rich: and their own shepherds pity them not.”] from my youth.
6 And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds [makkah] in your hands [against their dead works]? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded [nakah] in the house of my friends [these are wounds of a friend, as in the LORD’s own dead body wounded by Him, stopping their works].
7 Awake, O sword [this word of God], against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, says the LORD of hosts: smite [nakah] the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn [shuwb – return] my hand [good works] upon the little ones [tsa’ar].
8 And it shall come to pass, that in all the land [‘erets – the earth], says the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off [karath – as in verse 2 above] and die [gava’ – give up the ghost, the unclean spirit, their idols, the sons of perdition that possess them]; but the third shall be left [yathar – excel, remain when the sons of perdition do not, as in Genesis 49:4] therein.
9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine [tsaraph] them as silver is refined [tsaraph], and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.

Proverbs 27
1 Boast not yourself of tomorrow; for you know not what a [new] day [when understanding enlightens the ignorant] may bring forth.
2 Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips.
3 A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool’s wrath is heavier than them both.
4 [Man’s] Wrath is cruel, and anger [‘aph – passionately doing evil] is outrageous [sheteph – is the flood]; but who is able to stand before envy [those who refuse to believe this word, because the LORD chose to send it through another, as with Abel, who Cain killed out of wrath, anger, and envy; “who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous.”]?
5 Open rebuke is better than secret love.
6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

The words “little ones,” above in Zachariah 13:7, is from the three times used word tsa’ar, meaning “to be small, i.e. (figuratively) ignoble:–be brought low, little one, be small.” It refers to its appearance in Jeremiah 30:19, the chapter speaking of the tribulation into which the LORD comes to save us from it, as a brand plucked from the fires.

Zechariah 3
1 And he showed me [ra’ah – shepherded me into understanding] Joshua the high priest [the priesthood] standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist [satan – the word only appears five other times, all in the Psalms] him.
2 And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke you, O Satan; even the LORD that has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you: is not this a brand plucked [natsal – the equivalent of the Greek word harpazo, “caught up” in 1 Thessalonians 4:17] out of the fire [as in Jude 1:23 where harpazo is rendered “pulling,” speaking of from the same fires]?
3 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments [spotted by dead flesh], and stood before the angel.
4 And he answered and spoke unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments [the corruption that makes them blind and dumb] from him. And unto him [the priesthood] he said, Behold, I have caused your iniquity to pass from you, and I will clothe you with change of raiment.
5 And I said, Let them set a fair mitre upon his head. So they set a fair mitre upon his head, and clothed him with garments [the LORD’s righteousness – the garments of the cleansed priesthood]. And the angel of the LORD [I Am] stood by.
6 And the angel of the LORD protested [reiterated] unto Joshua, saying,
7 Thus says the LORD of hosts; If you will walk in my ways, and if you will keep my charge, then you shall also judge my house, and shall also keep my courts, and I will give you places to walk among these that stand by.
8 Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, you, and your fellows that sit before you: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the Branch [from where comes this good fruit].
9 For behold the stone [from where this word flows] that I have laid before [paniym – as My presence in] Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes [seers seeing as the LORD sees]: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof [writing this word into their minds], says the LORD of hosts [a man of war], and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.
10 In that day, says the LORD of hosts, shall you call every man his neighbor under the vine and under the fig tree [to become branches from where comes this good fruit].

Jeremiah 30
1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
2 Thus [in this manner] speaks the LORD God of Israel, saying, Write you all the words that I have spoken unto you in a book.
3 For, lo, the days come, says the LORD, that I will bring again the captivity of my people Israel and Judah, says the LORD: and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.
4 And these are the words that the LORD spoke concerning Israel and concerning Judah.
5 For thus says the LORD; We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace.
6 Ask you now, and see whether a man does travail with child? wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness?
7 Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble [tsarah – tribulation], but he shall be saved out of it.
8 For it shall come to pass in that day, says the LORD of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off your neck, and will burst your bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him:
9 But they shall serve the LORD their God, and David their king, whom I will raise up unto them.
10 Therefore fear you not, O my servant Jacob, says the LORD; neither be dismayed, O Israel: for, lo, I will save you from afar, and your seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make him afraid.
11 For I am with you, says the LORD, to save you: though I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered you, yet I will not make a full end of you: but I will correct you in measure, and will not leave you altogether unpunished.
12 For thus says the LORD, Your bruise is incurable, and your wound is grievous.
13 There is none to plead your cause, that you mayest be bound up: you have no healing medicines.
14 All your lovers have forgotten you; they seek you not; for I have wounded you with the wound of an enemy, with the chastisement of a cruel one, for the multitude of your iniquity; because your sins were increased.
15 Why cry you for your affliction? your sorrow is incurable for the multitude of your iniquity: because your sins were increased, I have done these things unto you.
16 Therefore all they that devour you shall be devoured; and all your adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity; and they that spoil you shall be a spoil, and all that prey upon you will I give for a prey.
17 For I will restore health unto you, and I will heal you of your wounds, says the LORD; because they called you an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeks after.
18 Thus says the LORD; Behold, I will bring again the captivity of Jacob’s tents, and have mercy on his dwelling-places; and the city shall be built upon her own heap, and the palace shall remain after the manner thereof.
19 And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small [tsa’ar].
20 Their children also shall be as aforetime, and their congregation shall be established before me, and I will punish [paqad – as the Chief Overseer of the earth] all that oppress them.
21 And their nobles shall be of themselves, and their governor shall proceed from the midst of them; and I will cause him to draw near, and he shall approach unto me: for who is this that engaged his heart to approach unto me? says the LORD.
22 And you shall be my people, and I will be your God.
23 Behold, the whirlwind of the LORD goes forth with fury, a continuing whirlwind: it shall fall with pain upon the head of the wicked.
24 The fierce anger of the LORD shall not return, until he has done it, and until he has performed the intents of his heart: in the latter days [‘achariyth] you shall consider [biyn – understand] it.

The LORD begins (continues) today (10 April) in Jeremiah 50:6, saying, “My people have been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their resting-place.”

Jeremiah 50
1 The word that the LORD spoke against Babylon [the darkness now covering the world] and against the land of the Chaldeans [those using their words to manipulate into ignorance and control humanity] by Jeremiah the prophet [speaking of these days and this time when all are held captive in the confusion, delusion, and mass insanity sown by those in power].
2 Declare you among the nations, and publish, and set up a standard [nec – the pole upon which the son of man must be lifted, as Moses lifted the serpent in the wilderness, so all who look to Him will not be deadened by the words with which the wicked are attacking them]; publish [shama’ – hear and obey, declare this word of the LORD, as the standard raised], and conceal not: say, Babylon is taken, Bel [the idols men created and put in His place] is confounded, Merodach [those leading the rebellion against God] is broken in pieces; her idols are confounded, her images are broken in pieces.
3 For out of the north [God’s people awakened from the darkness] there comes up a nation against her, which shall make her land [‘erets – the earth they’ve made] desolate, and none shall dwell therein: they shall remove, they shall depart [as in verse 8 below], both man and beast.
4 In those days, and in that time, says the LORD, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together, going and weeping: they shall go, and seek the LORD their God.
5 They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces thitherward, saying, Come, and let us join ourselves to the LORD in a perpetual covenant that shall not be forgotten.
6 My people have been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their resting-place [rebets – a four times used word that refers to the way back as described in Isaiah 35:7, the passage saying:
5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
6 Then shall the lame man {who’ve gone astray} leap as a hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing {those who’ve been silent shall repeat these words as received}: for in the wilderness shall {this fountain of living} waters break out, and streams in the desert.
7 And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons [tan – men as serpents and whales, devouring other men with their wide open mouths], where each lay [rebets], shall be grass with reeds and rushes [at the end of their waters].
8 And a highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it [‘abar – from death into life]; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein [this high-way].
9 No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there [in this high-way]:
10 And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.].
7 All that found them [the LORD’s people before they find, remember, this high-way] have devoured them: and their adversaries said, We offend not, because they have sinned against the LORD, the habitation of justice [the resting-place they have forgotten], even the LORD, the hope of their fathers.
8 Remove out of the midst of Babylon [leave these men’s confusion behind], and go forth out of the land of the Chaldeans [those holding you in darkness by their evil words], and be as the he goats [leading the way] before the flocks.
9 For, lo, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon an assembly of great nations from the north country [my people who haven’t known me, now coming out of darkness]: and they shall set themselves in array against her; from thence she shall be taken: their arrows [these good words] shall be as of a mighty expert man; none shall return in vain.
10 And Chaldea shall be a spoil: all that spoil her shall be satisfied, says the LORD.
11 Because you were glad, because you rejoiced, O you destroyers of my heritage, because you are grown fat as the heifer at grass [prospering by devouring], and [your words] bellow as bulls;
12 Your mother [your teachers] shall be sore confounded; she that bare you shall be ashamed: behold, the hindermost of the nations shall be a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert [desolate without this word of God].
13 Because of the wrath of the LORD it shall not be inhabited, but it shall be wholly desolate: every one that goes by [the way of] Babylon shall be astonished [by their ignorance], and hiss at [drawing attention to] all her plagues.
14 Put yourselves [My awakened saints] in array against Babylon round about: all you that bend the bow, shoot at her, spare no arrows: for she has sinned against the LORD.
15 Shout [as My messengers] against her round about: she has given her hand: her foundations are fallen, her walls are thrown down: for it is the vengeance of the LORD: take vengeance upon her; as she has done, do unto her.
16 Cut off the sower [speaking confusion to deceive] from Babylon, and him that handles the sickle in the time of [their evil] harvest: for fear of the oppressing [yanah] sword [the evil words from their mouths] they shall turn every one to his people, and they shall flee every one to his own land.
17 Israel is a scattered sheep; the lions [the powerful] have driven him away: first the king of Assyria [the communists in power] has devoured him; and last this Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon [the lies of the false prophets and false teachers which rule the world they confused and turned insane] has broken his bones [the power of unity].
18 Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will punish the king of Babylon and his land, as I have punished the king of Assyria.
19 And I will bring Israel again to his habitation, and he shall feed on Carmel and Bashan [be fruitful, as in the garden], and his soul shall be satisfied upon mount Ephraim and Gilead [the testimony given to this last generation who become the first, double ruin turned into double blessing].
20 In those days, and in that time, says the LORD, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and there shall be none; and the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found: for I will pardon them whom I reserve.
21 Go up against the land of Merathaim [double rebellion], even against it, and against the inhabitants of Pekod [the people against whom I have come as the Chief Overseer of the earth]: waste and utterly destroy after them, says the LORD, and do according to all that I have commanded you [speaking this word, declaring it is the LORD present, with us, in us risen].
22 A sound of battle is in the land, and of great destruction.
23 How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!
24 I have laid a snare for you, and you are also taken, O Babylon, and you were not aware: you are found, and also caught, because you have strived against the LORD.
25 The LORD has opened his armory, and has brought forth [these words reserved for this time of war] the weapons of his indignation: for this is the work of the LORD God of hosts [a man of war] in the land of the Chaldeans.
26 Come against her from the utmost border, open her storehouses: cast her up as heaps, and destroy her utterly: let nothing of her be left.
27 Slay all her bullocks; let them go down to the slaughter: woe unto them! for their day is come, the time of their visitation [pquddah – this time when the LORD has come as the Chief Overseer of the earth].
28 The voice of them that flee and escape out of the land of Babylon [escape the captivity in confusion], to declare in Zion the vengeance of the LORD our God, the vengeance of his temple [His people, His habitation manifested on the earth as it is in heaven].
29 Call together the archers against Babylon: all you that bend the bow, camp against it round about; let none thereof escape: recompense her according to her work; according to all that she has done, do unto her [combat her confusion with this word of the LORD from your mouths]: for she has been proud against the LORD, against the Holy One of Israel.
30 Therefore shall her young men fall in the streets, and all her men of war shall be cut off in that day, says the LORD.
31 Behold, I am against you, O you most proud [swelling with pride in the destruction your evil words cause], says the LORD God of hosts: for your day is come, the time that I will visit you [paqad – as the Chief Overseer, Chief Watchman, of the earth].
32 And the most proud shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up: and I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it shall devour all round about him.
33 Thus says the LORD of hosts; The children of Israel and the children of Judah were oppressed together: and all that took them captives held them fast; they refused to let them go.
34 Their Redeemer is strong; the LORD of hosts [a man of war] is his name: he shall thoroughly plead their cause, that he may give rest to the land [‘erets – the earth], and disquiet [ragaz – make known their rage against Me] the inhabitants of Babylon.
35 A sword [this word of God they refuse and rage against] is upon the Chaldeans, says the LORD, and upon the inhabitants of Babylon, and upon her princes, and upon her wise men.
36 A sword [this word is against] is upon the liars; and they shall dote: a sword [this word] is upon her mighty men; and they shall be dismayed.
37 A sword [this word] is upon their horses, and upon their chariots, and upon all the mingled people that are in the midst of her; and they shall become as women [weak and fearful]: a sword [this word] is upon her treasures; and they shall be robbed.
38 A drought [without this word of God] is upon her waters; and they shall be dried up: for it is the land of graven images, and they are mad upon [insane by] their idols.
39 Therefore the wild beasts [those without My Spirit] of the desert [the desolate places] with the wild beasts [without My Spirit] of the islands [dry places without this word of God] shall dwell there, and the owls [those who hunt souls, in the darkness, of the ignorant] shall dwell therein: and it shall be no more inhabited forever; neither shall it be dwelt in from [the last] generation to [the first] generation.
40 As God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah [with flames and ruin] and the neighbor cities thereof, says the LORD; so shall no man abide there, neither shall any son of man dwell therein.
41 Behold, a people shall come from the north [out of confusion’s darkness], and a great nation, and [My people as] many kings shall be raised up [to life from death] from the coasts [yrekah] of the earth [where their proud wave are a stopped – see Jeremiah 25:32 below].
42 They shall hold the bow and the lance: they are cruel, and will not show mercy: their voice shall roar like the sea, and they shall ride upon horses, everyone put in array, like a man to the battle, [as My awakened army] against you, O daughter of Babylon.
43 The king of Babylon has heard the report [shama’ shema’ – understood and obeyed – acted knowing the time is of his end] of them, and his hands waxed feeble: anguish [tsarah – tribulation he caused] took hold [epithesis] of him, and pangs as of a woman in travail [fearing what they have brought forth].
44 Behold, he [the LORD, I Am] shall come up like a lion from [roaring against] the swelling [proud waves] of Jordan [words that carried all in the descent into death] unto the habitation of the strong [in power]: but I will make them [the wicked] suddenly run away from her [My people they have oppressed]: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint [paqad – who I will make Chief Overseer] over her? for who is like me? and who will appoint me the time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before me? [All these are references to Michael, who is like God and stands for God’s people in this time of Jacob’s trouble {tsarah}, and Shiloh, who comes as the shepherd and stone of God’s people – the king of peace, and king of righteousness, in the order of Melchizedek]
45 Therefore hear you the counsel of the LORD, that he has taken against Babylon; and his purposes, that he has purposed against the land of the Chaldeans: Surely the least of the flock [{as in Ahasuerus} “I will be silent and poor {without earthly power}”] shall draw them out: surely he shall make their habitation desolate with them.
46 At the noise [qowl – the LORD’s voice] of the taking of Babylon the earth is moved, and the cry is heard among the nations.

Revelation 18
1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened [given understanding] with his glory.
2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.
3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.
4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues.
5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.
6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she has filled fill to her double.
7 How much she has glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she says in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.
8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the LORD God who judges her.
9 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,
10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is your judgment come.

Jeremiah 25
7 Therefore you shall say unto them, Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Drink you [this word], and be drunken, and [uncontrollably] spue [your own words against it], and fall, and rise no more, because of the sword [this word when it is heard from My awakened people by those who reject it’s warning] which I will send among you.
28 And it shall be, if they refuse to take the cup at your hand to drink, then shall you say unto them, Thus says the LORD of hosts; You shall certainly drink.
29 For, lo, I begin to bring evil on the city which is called by my name, and should you be utterly unpunished? You shall not be unpunished: for I will call for a sword [this word to be heard] upon all the inhabitants of the earth, says the LORD of hosts.
30 Therefore prophesy you against them all these words, and say unto them, The LORD shall roar from on high, and utter his voice from his holy habitation; he shall mightily roar upon his habitation; he shall give a shout, as they that tread the grapes, against all the inhabitants of the earth.
31 A noise shall come even to the ends of the earth [ending the old and beginning the new]; for the LORD has a controversy with the nations, he will plead with all flesh; he will give them that are wicked to the sword [this word they refuse], says the LORD.
32 Thus says the LORD of hosts, Behold, evil shall go forth from nation to nation, and [against evil] a great whirlwind [from where the voice of the Almighty is heard] shall be raised up from the coasts [yrekah] of the earth [where the proud words of the wicked are stopped].
33 And the slain of the LORD shall be at that day from one end of the earth [ending the old and totally corrupt] even unto the other end of the earth [beginning the new]: they shall not be lamented, neither gathered, nor buried; they [the animated flesh of those who choose to remain dead and in darkness] shall be dung upon the ground.
34 Howl, you shepherds, and cry; and wallow yourselves in the ashes [of the earth you’ve made a ruin], you principal of the flock: for the days of your slaughter and of your dispersions [scattering you as you have scattered] are accomplished; and you shall fall like a pleasant vessel.
35 And the shepherds shall have no way to flee, nor the principal of the flock to escape.
36 A voice of the cry of the shepherds, and a howling of the principal of the flock, shall be heard: for the LORD has spoiled their pasture [where you kept the flock].
37 And the peaceable habitations are cut down because of the fierce anger of the LORD.
38 He has forsaken his covert, as the lion: for their land is desolate because of the fierceness of the oppressor [yanah], and because of his fierce anger.

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] 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 bones, 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 understanding 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], 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; 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.

(Continuing today, 11 April)

Isaiah 13
1 The burden of Babylon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz did see.
2 Lift you up a banner [nec – the pole upon which the son of man is lifted, as Moses lifted the serpent in the wilderness] upon the high mountain, exalt the voice unto them, shake the hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles.
3 I have commanded my sanctified [qadash] ones, I have also called my mighty ones for my anger, even them that rejoice in my highness.
4 The noise [qowl – voices] of a multitude in the mountains, like as of a great people; a tumultuous noise [qowl – voices] of the kingdoms of nations gathered together: the LORD of hosts musters the host of the battle.
5 They come from a far country, from the end of [the corrupt] heaven, even the LORD, and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.
6 Howl you; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.
7 Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man’s heart shall melt:
8 And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travails: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames.
9 Behold, the day of the LORD comes, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.
10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light [their corrupt understanding]: the sun [church institutions] shall be darkened [seen as ignorant] in his going forth, and the moon [all civil government] shall not cause her light to shine [instead they teach darkness].
11 And I will punish [paqad – come as the Chief Overseer of] the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogance of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
12 I will make a man [I Am] more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.
13 Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.
14 And it shall be as the chased [away] roe, and as a sheep that no man takes up: they shall every man turn [away from Babyon: the confusion that rules the world] to his own people, and flee every one into his own land.
15 Every one that is found shall be thrust through [daqar]; and every one that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword [this word from the mouth of the LORD].
16 Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.
17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes [the middle land, led by Cyrus: the LORD with us in the fires] against them [this totally corrupt generation: the popular culture maliciously attacking all that is good and normal], which shall not regard [not motivated by] silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it [not motivated by notoriety or personal gain].
18 Their bows also shall dash the young men [of Babylon] to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb [the ignorant and evil generation they produced]; their eyes shall not spare children [but will see and declare them as they are: ignorant and evil].
19 And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees’ excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.
20 It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from [the old and corrupt] generation to [the new] generation [wherein dwells righteousness]: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there.
21 But wild beasts [without the LORD’s Spirit] of the desert [remaining in desolation their ways and words have caused] shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures [howling because none remain with them in their flame and ruin]; and owls [those who hunt, the souls of the ignorant, in the darkness] shall dwell there, and satyrs [sa’iyr – devils, as enemies before mixed among us] shall dance [leap about looking for someone to deceive] there [alone].
22 And the wild beasts [animated flesh without the LORD’s Spirit] of the islands [without His word] shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons [tanniym – men, as serpents and whales, who with their wide open mouths devour any they can deceive] in their pleasant palaces: and her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.

Matthew 12
16 And charged them that they should not make him known [because it is the Father in me, in us, speaking His good word and doing His good deeds]:
17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,
18 Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall show judgment to the Gentiles.
19 He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets [because it is the Father’s word they must hear and obey].
20 A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench [but He shall, by His word and work trim them into a bright flame giving His light to the darkened world], till he send forth judgment unto victory.
21 And in his name shall the Gentiles [those who haven’t known the Father or the son] trust.
22 Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil [by misleaders mixed among them], blind [unable to see it is His time of His presence revealed in us], and dumb [unwilling to speak his word, because of the ignorance they’ve been taught by their misleaders]: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spoke and saw.
23 And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David?
24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow does not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.
24 But when the Pharisees [the religious, who’ve scattered the dead body of Christ] heard it, they said, This fellow does not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.
25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:
26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?
27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges.
28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come [phthano] unto you.
29 Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house [as the corrupt houses are spoiled by the present LORD].
30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathers not with me scatters abroad.
31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.
32 And whosoever speaks a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaks against the Holy Ghost [the LORD speaking and working unknown to those dead in their own ignorance, proven by them not knowing it’s Him even as He tells them – Acts 13:41 Behold {see Him}, you despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which you shall in no wise believe, though a man declares it {as I Am} unto you.], it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
33 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.
34 O generation of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart [the foundational mind] the mouth speaks.
35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.
36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the [this] day of judgment.
37 For by your words you shall be justified, and by your words you shall be condemned.
38 Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from you.
39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah [coming from the belly of hell and calling all to repent]:
40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly [and from there said, “I cried by reason of my affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and you heard my voice.]; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth [which is the habitation of the dead, in the grave in the earth, sheol].
41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and, behold, a greater than Jonah is here.
42 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.

As seen in previous posts: The name Nineveh leads us to the three times used Hebrew word niyn (meaning progeny), from the once-used word nuwn, meaning “to resprout, i.e. propagate by shoots; figuratively, to be perpetual.” As previously discussed, the proper name Nun (Nuwn) is of the father of Oshea (salvation or deliverer), whom Moses named Joshua (Jehovah’s Salvation). Joshua (Jesus – Jehovah’s Salvation personified) is the name (identity) of the perpetual son in whom Jehovah is manifested saving His people. In this context, in the above verse, the LORD’s people are identified by the name Nineveh, the dwelling place of the perpetual children of God (children of the Most High {‘elyown}), who rise in judgment in this last generation (the last of the old which becomes the first of the new).

The above definition is depicted in Psalms 72 where the word nuwn appears in verse 17.

Psalms 72
1 Give the king your judgments, O God, and your righteousness unto the king’s son.
2 He shall judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with judgment.
3 The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness.
4 He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor.
5 They shall fear you as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations.
6 He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.
7 In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endures.
8 He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth.
9 They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him; and his enemies shall lick the dust.
10 The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.
11 Yea, all kings shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him.
12 For he shall deliver the needy when he cries; the poor also, and him that has no helper.
13 He shall spare the poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy.
14 He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in his sight.
15 And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba: prayer also shall be made for him continually; and daily shall he be praised.
16 There shall be a handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains; the fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon: and they of the city shall flourish like grass of the earth.
17 His name shall endure forever: his name shall be continued [nuwn] as long [paniym – Jehovah’s perpetual presence in the king’s son] as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed.
18 Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, who only does wondrous things.
19 And blessed be his glorious name forever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen.

Jeremiah 13
15 Hear [shama’ – and obey] you, and give ear; be not proud: for the LORD has spoken.
16 Give glory to the LORD your God, before he causes darkness, and before your feet stumble upon the dark mountains, and, while you look for light, he turns it into the shadow of death, and make it gross darkness.
17 But if you will not hear [shama’ – and obey] it, my soul shall weep in secret places for your pride; and my eye shall weep sore, and run down with tears, because the LORD’s flock is carried away captive.

The word “prolonged,” in Isaiah 13:22 above, is mashak, with which the LORD refers us to its appearance in Ezekiel 12:25 & 28.

Ezekiel 12
22 Son of man [I Am], what is that proverb that you have in the land of Israel [among My people at large], saying, The days [of the LORD’s return] are prolonged [‘arak – are long in the future], and every vision fails [to come {because they look for what they’ve been taught by the false prophets and false teachers mixed among them, which never come and always fail}]?
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 unto them, The days are at hand, and the effect [dabar – the matter of this word heard declaring the LORD’s presence with us, in us] of every vision [chazown – all shall see Him].
24 For there shall no more be any vain vision [looking for worthless things taught by false prophets and false teachers] nor flattering divination [meant to make those remaining in the midst of destruction feel good while they remain there] within the house of Israel.
25 For I am the LORD: I will speak [dabar], and the word [dabar] that I shall speak [dabar] shall come to pass; it shall be no more prolonged [mashak]: for in your days, O rebellious house, will I say [dabar] the word [dabar], and will perform it, says the LORD God [‘Adonay Jehovih – the King of kings and LORD of lords].
26 Again the word [dabar] of the LORD came to me [the son of man], 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 – knowing it is when the world is ruled by Babylon, the evil decrees of those in power, but they remains blind and dumb, unwilling see it is now because of those who sit in God’s place warring against His light come, and holding His people down, keeping them from receiving this love of His truth, and from rising with Him, to Him here in the air He’s cleared, to declare Him].
28 Therefore say unto them, Thus says the LORD God; There shall none of my words be prolonged [mashak] any more, but the word which I have spoken shall be done, says the LORD God.

Luke 19
40 And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.
41 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,
42 Saying, If you had known, even you, at least in this your day, the things which belong unto your peace! but now they are hid from your eyes.
43 For the days shall come upon you, that your enemies shall cast a trench about you, and compass you round, and keep you in on every side,
44 And shall lay you even with the ground, and your children within you; and they shall not leave in you one stone upon another [the individuals who’ve left the corrupt teaching, the mortar that holds their wall of lies together, and are able thereby to see and hear this truth, and “immediately cry out,” saying “Blessed be the King that comes in the name of the LORD: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.”]; because you [those who hold them together in darkness: ignorance] knew not the time of your visitation [now when the LORD has revealed Himself as the Chief Overseer of the earth to the sight of those who’ve diligently sought Him, as He promised].

Isaiah 30
8 Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to [now] come forever and ever:
9 That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD:
10 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things [that make the ignorant feel good while they follow them into destruction], prophesy deceits:
11 Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel [I Am] to cease from before us.
12 Wherefore thus says the Holy One of Israel, Because you despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon:
13 Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking comes suddenly at an instant [when the stones “immediately cry out”].
14 And he shall break it as the breaking of the potters’ vessel that is broken in pieces; he shall not spare: so that there shall not be found in the bursting of it a sherd to take fire from the hearth, or to take water withal out of the pit.
15 For thus says the LORD God, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall you be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and you [who choose to remain silent in ignorance] would not.

Psalms 27
1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When the wicked, even my enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
3 Though a host [the armies of darkness] should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.
4 One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.
5 For in the time of trouble [ra’ – evil] he shall hide [tsaphan] me in his pavilion: in the secret [cether] of his tabernacle shall he hide [cathar] me; he shall set me up [ruwm – raise me] upon a Rock [revealing His presence when His word flows from me as living waters].
6 And now shall my head be lifted up above my enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the LORD.
7 Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me.
8 When you said, [diligently] Seek you my face [paniym – presence]; my heart [mind] said unto you, Your face [paniym – presence], LORD, will I [diligently] seek.
9 Hide [cathar] not your face [paniym – presence] far from me; put not your servant away in anger: you have been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.
10 When my father and my mother forsake me [when my teachers and leaders go into corruption], then the LORD will take me up [‘acaph – gather me into His ONE BODY].
11 Teach me your way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of my enemies.
12 Deliver me not over unto the will of my enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.
13 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.
14 Wait [qavah – expect, and join] on [‘el – with] the LORD [when He appears]: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart [giving understanding to your mind]: wait [qavah – expect, and join], I say, on [‘el – with] the LORD [when you see Him among you].

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