As ha adam thinks in his heart, so is he….
Pro 23:6 KJV – Eat thou not the bread of [him that hath] an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats:
Pro 23:7 KJV – For as he thinketh in his heart, so [is] he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart [is] not with thee.
Pro 23:8 KJV – The morsel [which] thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words.
Pro 23:9 KJV – Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.
Many are convinced that those who are prosperous should be brought down and people who are lagging should cling to their culture. How are you going to keep on doing what you’ve always done and get results that are different from what you’ve always gotten?
Definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result.
Taking down the rich or clinging to culture is not the answer. There is nothing new under the sun.
Ecc 1:9 KJV – The thing that hath been, it [is that] which shall be; and that which is done [is] that which shall be done: and [there is] no new [thing] under the sun.
Shuv, shuv, shuv. Return home! We don’t know how far we’ve fallen. To go home, go up the path in the land. There is only one Way.
The building of the house begins with the cornerstone and is seen in the menorah of the sanctuary in Exodus and described in Deuteronomy 7:13. Our Father’s house, His family and The Land—the Way is found on the lighted path as described in Isaiah 11:2. (See “The Seven Spirits of YHWH”) In my Father’s house are many dwellings. I go to prepare a place for you, that where I am you may be also. Know the way…
Jhn 14:2 KJV – In my Father’s house are many mansions: if [it were] not [so], I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
Jhn 14:3 KJV – And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, [there] ye may be also.
Jhn 14:4 KJV – And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
Jhn 14:5 KJV – Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?
Jhn 14:6 KJV – Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
…just as Joshua [Oshea or Yehoshua – tribe of Ephraim] and Caleb [tribe of Judah] knew the way but the other ten tribes did not know in Numbers 14.
Num 14:6 KJV – And Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, [which were] of them that searched the land, rent their clothes:
Num 14:7 KJV – And they spake unto all the company of the children of Israel, saying, The land, which we passed through to search it, [is] an exceeding good land.
Num 14:8 KJV – If the LORD delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey.
Num 14:9 KJV – Only rebel not ye against the LORD, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they [are] bread for us: their defence is departed from them, and the LORD [is] with us: fear them not.
Yahshua (or Yehoshua) is the Word of God. “If you’ve seen me, you’ve seen the Father.” This is why “no one comes to the Father except by me.” This is the path, lighted by the Spirit of Truth to keep us from straying to the left or to the right.
The Word becomes part of us and is the Way we think (we think in the Way, in Truth).
[See “The Book of Life”]
Num 14:39 KJV – And Moses told these sayings unto all the children of Israel: and the people mourned greatly.
Num 14:40 KJV – And they rose up early in the morning, and gat them up into the top of the mountain, saying, Lo, we [be here], and will go up unto the place which the LORD hath promised: for we have sinned.
Num 14:41 KJV – And Moses said, Wherefore now do ye transgress the commandment of the LORD? but it shall not prosper.
Num 14:42 KJV – Go not up, for the LORD [is] not among you; that ye be not smitten before your enemies.
Num 14:43 KJV – For the Amalekites and the Canaanites [are] there before you, and ye shall fall by the sword: because ye are turned away from the LORD, therefore the LORD will not be with you.
Have you considered the snowflake? There are three axes forming six sides or points to a snowflake and the seventh is the intersection of the three axes. Job had seven sons and three daughters.
The Corn, the Wine and the Oil are the axes that correspond to the seven branches [ etz ] of the Tree of Life.
Corn or seed corresponds to the parable of the sower and Yahshua being the bread of life.
Wine corresponds to Yahshua’s place that had not yet come when he turned the water into wine at Canah in Galilee. He is the Way, Truth and Life.
Truth [ iysh ] and the Spirit of Truth [ ishshah ] produce fruit. (2)
Jer 31:12 KJV – Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow together to the goodness of the LORD, for wheat, and for wine, and for oil, and for the young of the flock and of the herd: and their soul [ nephesh ] shall be as a watered garden;(1) and they shall not sorrow any more at all.
The Two Olive Trees On Either Side
Exo 37:17 KJV – And he made the candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work made he the candlestick; his shaft, and his branch, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers, were of the same:
Notice that the whole lampstand was a “beaten work” of pure gold (Exo 37:17). Notice also that all of the Menorah candles or lamps were to be arranged so as to face the opposite side. What does this mean? This meant that all the six candles should face inward. (Exo 27:37)
Exo 25:37 KJV – And thou shalt make the seven lamps thereof: and they shall light the lamps thereof, that they may give light over against it.
The Three Daughters (eshah) of Job
|1, 2, 3 (branches)||4 (candlestick)||5, 6, 7 (branches)|
|Right Olive Tree||Left Olive Tree|
|Isaac||Jacob/Esau||Joseph & Benjamin|
Joseph – to add to the fifth part (Lev 5:16)
Isaac was the fruit of Sarah from Abraham’s seed.
From Isaac’s seed, Rebecca produced Jacob and Esau.
From Jacob’s seed, Rachel produced Joseph; Jacob became Israel and from his seed Rachel produced Benjamin (son of my right hand).
Note: The 4th lamp (Truth) sits at the right hand of the 5th lamp (Power)
(1) Gen 2:6 KJV – But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
Gen 2:7 KJV – And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Gen 2:8 KJV – And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
Gen 2:9 KJV – And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
Gen 2:10 KJV – And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
Isa 58:11 KJV – And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
(2) Gen 49:8 KJV – Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father’s children shall bow down before thee.
Gen 49:10 KJV – The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.
Torah can still be difficult to bring up in conversation with new acquaintances without receiving looks of disdain, ridicule and/or suspicion. Religions have commandeered the Bible as their “religious book” thereby attaching any study of this book to a participation in some Religion’s creed.
The Words have been abused in Bible translations and used to control people and therefore, few students outside of Religious confines have any desire to study the book–not just read the sentences, but deeply study and consider each word in context and inclusive of other verses with the same words. No one comes near enough to the Father except with and through his Word.
Ecc 5:1 KJV – Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil.
Ecc 5:2 KJV – Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter [any] thing before God: for God [is] in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.
Ecc 5:3 KJV – For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool’s voice [is known] by multitude of words.
A Yale professor made an attempt to teach the contents of the Bible from an archeological perspective. The result was that the content of the Bible was reduced to a collection of myths alongside the Epic of Gilgamesh. I find no comparison between the Biblical allegories and ancient mythology. In fact, the distance between the two becomes evident when you come near to the Father– His Word bridges the gap and enables you to come near.
The teachings from the concrete Hebrew words form the basis of reasoning through the function or action of those words in the ancient Hebrew. Without studying these in depth, valuable, life changing information is lost and the book reads only as a storybook.
The way to acquire this valuable information is through deep study of the Hebrew words and consideration–come near.
The duty of a Statesman is to bridge the gap between the Vision and the peoples’ experience. God’s “Vision” is to save His people–to have His children come near.
If the Vision is too far out ahead of the peoples’ experience, the Statesman loses his mandate.
Mandate: a) a commission by which a party is entrusted to perform a service, especially without payment and with indemnity against loss by that party b) authority to carry out a course of action
Indemnity: a) security against or exemption from legal responsibility for one’s actions
If the Vision is too close to the conventional, the Statesman loses control over events. God knows His Word must come in at just the right time when the wheat is grown, the tares become visible, and the grain is ready for harvest.
The children of Israel required more time. So back they went to the wilderness to die. They and their children would wander 40 more years–read Numbers 14 and “The LORD will not be with you”.
The time had not yet come for Salvation — Yah shua. The Vision was still too far out from the peoples’ experience. They must first come nearer.
(See also “The Seven Spirits of Yahweh”)
Luk 18:39 KJV – And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, [Thou] Son of David, have mercy on me.
Luk 18:40 KJV – And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when he was come near, he asked him,
Luk 18:41 KJV – Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight.
Gen 1:4 KJV – And God saw the light, that [it was] good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
Gen 1:5 KJV – And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
Take two glass jars—one with water and food dye, and the other with just clean water. Try pouring the liquid with the food dye into the glass of clean water. All the water becomes mixed with the dye. Try pouring the clean water into the glass with food dye and the result is the same. The two must remain separate to have clean water.
Lev 10:10 KJV – And that ye may put difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean;
Eze 44:23 KJV – And they shall teach my people [the difference] between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean.
There are seven days in the week. Seven Days of walking in the seven lamps of God.
Gen 13:15 KJV – For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.
Gen 13:16 KJV – And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, [then] shall thy seed also be numbered.
Gen 13:17 KJV – Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.
Atheists ridicule the Christian god as a god of their own design so I questioned if the god that the religion of Christianity reverences is really the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob from the torah. The torah (or teaching) contains the higher language of functions for reasoning, many times by using names of people and locations.
The description of a god on the mountaintop tossing thunderbolts and threatening us with eternal torture I disregarded as irresponsible long ago but today I can navigate where and how to walk home, to the Father. That walk is not in a church or synagogue or public schoolroom but, instead, starts in the heart when the words are planted and proceeds outward and upward when the rain falls. Realizing that the prodigal child will go home when tired of eating pig slop helps me to understand my own heartache and the heartache in those I love. I hated pig slop as well…I just didn’t realize there was good food to eat instead for many years. And besides, slop was all that was being served from the troughs at feeding time. Finding the road to go home to feast on the good bread of Life took me a while. I have no desire go back. I still choose Life every day.
Creating a misrepresentation of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and then attacking that god is creating a logical fallacy by “Setting Up a Strawman”.
Put a separation or a difference between light and darkness… between clean and unclean (polluted).
Between life and death… choose life.
I won’t be going over the entire Book of John but instead I’ll select the chapters that will fill up the parts of Torah I’ve covered previously. I’ll start chapter two of the Book of John with the last verse of chapter one:
Jhn 1:51 KJV – And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.
Mar 1:15 KJV – And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
Gen 28:10 KJV – And Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran.
Gen 28:11 KJV – And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, because the sun was set; and he took of the stones of that place, and put [them for] his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.
Gen 28:12 KJV – And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.
Gen 28:13 KJV – And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I [am] the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; [see “Pillars in Bethel”-June 2015]
Speaking to Jacob at Bethel after he was separated from Esau:
Gen 28:14 KJV – And thy seed shall be as the dust [H6083] of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
Speaking to Abram at Bethel after he was separated from Lot: [Bethel – house of God]
Gen 13:14 KJV – And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:
Gen 2:7 KJV – And the LORD God formed man [of] the dust [H6083] of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life [neshemah] ; and man became a living soul.
From Bethel we enter chapter two of the Book of John…
…to find a wedding feast going on in Kanah (Cana). [sea – westward – the inheritance of Ephraim]
Jhn 2:1 KJV – And the third day there was a marriage in Cana[G2580] of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there:
Jos 16:8 KJV – The border went out from Tappuah westward unto the river Kanah;[H7071] and the goings out thereof were at the sea. This [is] the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Ephraim by their families.
Jhn 2:2 KJV – And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.
There is only ONE wedding…the wedding feast of the Lamb.
Rev 19:7 KJV – Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.
Rev 19:8 KJV – And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
Rev 19:9 KJV – And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed [are] they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.
Jhn 2:3 KJV – And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.
Yahshua turned water into wine at the wedding (John 2) on the THIRD day because the people wanted wine and there was none. [They were not yet pressed in the Kingdom]
Even though his time had not yet come for these guests, the early water must be turned to wine before the latter water turned to oil.
When you plant the seeds (the Word), you need rain for them to grow. When the vine is grown it produces fruit (grapes) that **when pressed** turns into wine.
When the seed is watered it grows to produce fruit (olives) that **when pressed** produces oil.
Three – corn (seed), wine (from spring rain) and oil (from fall rain). The THIRD day is one third of the corn, wine and oil…third, fourth and fifth candlestick.
Luk 20:34 KJV – And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage:
Luk 20:35 KJV – But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:
Luk 20:36 KJV – Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.
There is only ONE wedding…the wedding feast of the Lamb.
More to come…