The First Book of Nephi Chapter 14:7 For the time cometh, saith the Lamb of God, that I will work a great and a marvelous work among the children of men; a work which shall be everlasting, either on the one hand or on the other—either to the convincing of them unto peace and life eternal, or unto the deliverance of them to the hardness of their hearts and the blindness of their minds unto their being brought down into captivity, and also into destruction, both temporally and spiritually, according to the captivity of the devil, of which I have spoken.
The Doctrine and Covenants Section 18:10, 44 Remember the worth of souls is great in the sight of God; And by your hands I will work a marvelous work among the children of men, unto the convincing of many of their sins, that they may come unto repentance, and that they may come unto the kingdom of my Father.
After Christ’s Victory over Death and the Grave, each Resurrection, ‘Coming,’ Kingdom Experience and Renewed Rededicated Opportunity to Be the L-RD’s Kingdom and People fashioned without hands unto exaltation of created and Creator was either invested in in various ways or opposed in as many as the evil inclination may incite in mob or men made weak by the flesh and strong in iniquity unto all manner of evil works and beguiling’s of spiritual insights so-called (Helaman 7:4-9, 15-20, 35). It is a difficult task to place the right people in the right positions or modes of employ and labor. Seven equal yet unique spiritual manifestations will devise seven different divinely inspired solutions to the same problem but it is the eighth effort Unified in One and all which makes room for five more attributes of One in all to be manifested as befits divine destinies displayed unto perfection in One Light and Way Holy.
One who works well with Vision Single and interruptions many, yet is not beguiled or offset or led astray by any or all is worthy of his keep and portion, inheritance and birthright, from King to Creep (2 Timothy 2:20 & Romans 9:21).
Wisdom will ever try to build Her house in an enduring fashion and according to a plan and pattern winning, washable, and reusable in course victorious and throne eternal as mercy and justice would demand.
The Opposed or evil spirit of envy and discord will forever try to tear down the same out of bitterness and betrayal for betrayal’s sake.
Usurpation of thrones is as old as guilefully opposing and wishing high priests’ ill or dead when otherwise minded souls in their own travail adversarial, led and leading astray find life becomes unbearable – but patience must have her perfect work, which virtue cares not for the folly of the wicked nor is obligated to bend to.
As long as One in the lead or upon the throne governing as best a fallen man may, these will always be opposed and join with any upstart who thinks he may do better but usually just wants what his followers want, their own way, and to have power, prestige, and access to ‘keys’ in order to unlock secrets that are better locked away from evil men/women who would only turn wisdom into folly and abundance into want and desolation.
By thine appetite shalt thou be upheld or damned, and by the same receive a fullness and satisfaction, fall or be saved, established, strengthened and sanctified unto every good work and deed (Matthew 5:6-16).
The Holy Torah is the Only Way given unto man by which they may as One strive for Kingdom purpose, integrity’s longevity and fulfillment’s exaltation of thine own divine personage as Christ did, and thus became the finisher and perfecter of our Faith.
It is therefore of utmost importance that keys and such secrets as ensure Kingdom stability are entrusted to a worthy goodman that the purpose of the same may be fulfilled and all mankind ‘saved,’ to an greater or lesser extent by the Unity and Allegiance of the Nation whose God is the L-RD (Psalm 33:12-22), so that even strangers and sojourners are well guarded and betimes intently mystified.
Uncle Samuel ‘Iron’ Israel knew these truths of Olde right well as did all Israel and God’s Chosen/Elect at one good time and another (Isaiah 8:20).
When Saul/Paul knew he had fallen from all but Grace, ‘apologetics’ were born, and negotiations with a hard to be convinced of compassion and mercy’s abiding right and claim to sinners safe-keep had to be reasoned out and bargained for. Hence Messiah and His followers, made fools and filth of or Jews/Hebrews in every ‘Age’ and Generation have many times over had to be either snatched from the fire or lay down their lives for the Brethren and others, who many times only grew more hardened and impenitent, not reasoning aright with Scripture or the Revelator/Prophet of the ‘Age’, against the working’s of the Spirit that was working for their good and salvation, through much tribulation and against unbelief, which may be the worst of all enemies we face together, even down until the present time of today’s generation unbelieving and intolerably unfaithful of desperate wickedness in folly impenitent, become so unworthy of God’s thirteen blessed attributes, that it is hard for mediators and intercessors to stay the hand and dutiful desire none to kind, born of appetite for destruction from doing precisely that when let.
Helaman 5:3 Yea, and this was not all; they were a stiffnecked people, insomuch that they could not be governed by the law nor justice, save it were to their destruction.
2 Thessalonians 2:7 For the mystery of iniquity does already work: only he who now lets will let, until he be taken out of the way.
People enduring the wrath of God that their own sins and unfaithful doings have brought upon themselves tend to grow ever more insensible to the Spirit of Grace which sustains and protects them from day to day until they come to hate the same and take hold upon pride vicious and unkind toward self and others; finding more personal satisfaction at having to endure hellish realities for as long as the devil has kept them captive to his will to the point where they quite prefer the association and fellowship of the damned and devilish rather than the ever-dwindling spark within of a sin glutted hope of restoration, so that they no longer pray to God nor wish others to pray for them and find any who wish them well to be a curse worse than that which they already endure for their own foolishness and pride therein having endured.
They regard Holiness and acknowledgement of the Most High an unendurable offense to their blackened or darkened reality accursed and take pleasure only in the falsehood or wickedness in which they may never find happiness but only the satisfaction of a lust to damage or do harm to any and repay evil for good alway, and by any means necessary destroy the hopes and lives of any freemen in Christ who have managed against all odds to keep holy their highest hope despite a legion of devils lusting for nothing but damage and death, entertainment and distraction, who otherwise are rolling stones who can’t get no satisfaction.
“The Romans claimed right of appointing and removing the high priest; and the office was often secured by fraud, bribery and even murder…Greed and violence, distrust and spiritual apathy were eating out the very heart of the nation.” E.G. White (Helaman 7:4-9, 15-20, 35).
Hosea 13:11 So in my anger I gave you a king, and in my wrath I took him away.
When Paul felt his authority slipping away and his ability to convince others of his abiding good will and devotion to God, he openly started working with or negotiating with the Adversary; even handing over fellow workers to satan that they might learn not to blaspheme (1 Timothy 1:20), and in this case they must have been taking the Name of the L-RD in vain and not just cursing Jesus Christ or the High Priest or King or any other name or person but God Himself. For such the L-RD may subject the devil so that His Omnipotence is known while the act also proved the devil’s will, authority and intelligence to be of little or no account indeed, (all force and fiction, divorce and addiction), but as one the wise will do well to fear to the point that they dare not offend against so Holy and Powerful a Creator as HaShem of Hosts is by tempting the Adversary through transgression.
2 Thess. 2:7 ~ Job 41:34 He is King over all that are Proud. Likely a Korah/Nimrod/Artaxerxes/Nebuchadnezzar/Gadianton/Kishkumen/Etc., character or entity or some such under his power who in the Olde world proved obnoxious enemies to the Throne and fought long and hard against the Righteous to attempt to sit upon Christ’s Throne given to the Elect and thereby change the Government of Christ’s Kingdom on earth to suit his own vile, presumptuous, proud will. Whom does not believe in anyone’s will to overcome the world and so only has respect unto such as conquer by strength and cunning self-willed. Which is why the Book of Revelation became such an important component of Unity for that Age and indeed, ever since though more loosely interpreted and regarded by all.
Even now, the likes of the above sinister’s of satan are Chiefs among those who oppose We The People’s American Government and list to destroy the freedom of Americans altogether and set up some different Source of Law and Statute than we may have been blessed to experience and live by for generations of all sorts of people’s from every corner of the world, even as their representatives have in the past, using in an far fetched manner Paul’s ‘change’ of the Law Eternal and Unchangeable, as God Himself, and therefore must have been more of a ploy of Paul’s in catching men in an adversarial way of which Messiah would not approve nor ratify, but men would readily agree to for the advantage of overreaching. Queen Mary, for her part, changed the fashion or dress code, which Queen Elizabeth would outdo her in an ever more insulting way, and every Queen and King so-called afore and since, none of whom had any right to do any of these things but were just fulfilling their part and having their share of fun in the Great Transgression. Neatness and style are important to many, others find the absurd and messy more to their advantage. But every player adds their own hue of passion uniquifying.
It is not hard to understand any and all people guilty of wanting to control their own reality. Few surrender all to God and find His Reality both within and without themselves as a reward, as well as a more pleasing and fulfilling way of expressing themselves in their highest sense of existence, entirely worth self-nullification. The cost otherwise may be grievous.
“And he can’t be a man cause he doesn’t smoke the same cigarettes as me…” ~Stones
“In [Messiah’s] presence they felt secure from the demons that had tormented and wasted their manhood.” E.G. White
To men such as Korah, Nimrod, Caesar, James, etc., not imposing your own free will to get your own way at whatever cost must seem alien indeed and much less ‘worth it’ than otherwise struggling with the sword and taking fate between their teeth, making a meal hard won out of all of life.
James took all the former Kings and Queens ideas and tried to make the outcome more uniform and therefore equitable or what he imagined would be godly reasoning, by insisting on a one per customer legalistic view and Paul made sense with the same (Hebrews 13:5), but Peter reckoned if the L-RD is able to give much more than we may ask or imagine why should I not stoop to make three tabernacles for my Lord, Elijah and Moses? His intent was spot on but his timing errant. He was anticipating future celebrations of Sukkot?
Only in such management whims and timing errors were each or all or any of the above found wanting and their reasoning folly; erring or overreaching on the side of personal caution or lack thereof (Philippians 4:6).
Paul learned from Job that only God gives or takes away or permits others to and is able to restore at any time, and so he was indeed content with such things as he had whether in prison want or freedom abounding in prosperity limitless.
It comes down to becoming God’s Will as Jacob knew he was doing the right thing in making a coat of many colors for Joseph, his favored son. It was a test for both Joseph and his brothers and they all failed and blamed Jacob.
Distinctions matter but should never drive us to envy another or be dissatisfied with our own lot. Fulfilling vows matter, Levitical sense matters. Worthy to receive and unworthy and otherwise matter more than, infinitely more than, everybody wants some, so shall they have or have not. Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it and wish you hadn’t.
To Solomon, for example, was such an obnoxious amount of wealth imparted and favor poured out upon as to incite the malice of many surrounding him and well beyond, in ages to come, yet he wore it well and did not care the least for his outward appearance. To Solomon, holiness, the Splendor of God in all things; His Wisdom, His Grace, His Honor, Majesty which the best dressed success could not even hold a candle to was all he cared about. And though he could be foolish and led astray by an incurable love-struck heart, the same always seemed to leave him more miserable than well off and betrayed by his own court and courtesans, etc., yet all the more profoundly enraptured by or with God’s faithfulness and unsearchable ways of seeing His Will come to pass at whatever the cost personal, and His Kingdom Come and Will be done, and a Pure Knowledge of Him treasured above all else. Solomon preferred Wisdom to women or wives.
All of the above were made better and wiser by Godly distinctions, both enemies and lovers of God. Seeing that the poor and the wretched are made richer in Faith Whose riches are exhaustible and in which man may bravely face the hour of death and drink it down sweetly, without so much as a tinge of remorse or swell of regret or after taste bitter or unpalatable. The bitterest things and the most exquisite of sufferings are made sweet through Christ in HaShem.
God was remiss at having given Israel Saul for a king, even though Saul lived to fulfill much of God’s word, he would ultimately fail the test and death was bitter to him because he sought the authority (breaking his own law) to enable his own will and ‘gospel’ or ‘testimony’ and desire, and as the Chiefest bit of interest from the Chief of sinners, was his reliance upon the Adversary on two or three counts and all were of the same Entity. Seeking out answers through sorcery, fell for a fake Samuel’s spirit raised from the dead, (Why would he do so?) Knowing better yet still going astray. (Why would the devil care about the king of Israel?) And lastly, The Name of God seems of utmost importance even to satan, but why should It have mattered to Saul when he had not even faith to call upon Him or seek Him through a prophet or seer in Israel? What he saw or was his reward a mirage or an oasis? Saul hated reality and always saw what he wanted to see and was covetous of, especially in the mirror, and so it is with most people. And Paul reasoned it out as “For who hopes for what he sees? But if we wait for what we do not see then we wait for it with patience?” Even if what we desire is on the tip of Jonathan’s staff and tongue.
Perhaps it was one of the most important of Realities that satan realized was preserving his own and after having been thrown out of Heaven, it was the only piece in him that still c0nnected him to something that seems to matter to all, a sense of belonging to something greater than ourselves, being acknowledged if not admired , and if Love is greater/stronger than the grave – may it be the only power that may overpower and overwhelm he who has the power of death? The remainder of this entity must forever be shrouded, obscured and unknown to Heaven’s wisest and Hell’s most cunning, but to be known even the Unknowable seems to long for, and enjoy actively revealing secrets of and making pure the pearls thereof and simplest the plainness of ecstasy. For with knowledge comes sorrow. But with the unknowable, the purest experience of and the most humble and chaste awareness of seems or is Almighty.
Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
And when assured of such, Paul strives more mightily than ever with the young princes of Israel – ‘Reign! that we might reign with you’ (1 Corinthians 4:8), as unworthy as WTP may be. Thus he outwits the devil whom he was bargaining with and wins a Soul for God and many with him. And you can almost feel the devil’s shriek of defiance and bitter defeat in hatred.
When, at the Beginning, All things were created out of nothing, then was the Name of our God made known and in this Oneness of Being even satan was at Home, or included in his perfect frame, body and soul. And it was said by Elohim, “Let Us make for us…etc.”
“Whoever destroys a soul, it is considered as if he destroyed an entire world. And whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world.”— Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:9; Yerushalmi Talmud, Tractate Sanhedrin 37a.
Book of Moses 1:21-22, 39 And now satan began to tremble, and the earth shook; and Moses received strength, and called upon God, saying: In the name of the Only Begotten, depart hence, satan. And it came to pass that satan cried with a loud voice, with weeping, and wailing, and gnashing of teeth; and he departed hence, even from the presence of Moses, that he beheld him not. For behold, this is my work and my glory—to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.
“I find your lack of faith disturbing.” ~Darth Vader
“The mediator between the brains and the hands must be the heart.”
“For perverse thoughts separate men from God, and when his power is tested, it convicts the foolish; because wisdom will not enter a deceitful soul, nor dwell in a body enslaved to sin. For a holy and disciplined spirit will flee from deceit, and will rise and depart from foolish thoughts, and will be ashamed at the approach of unrighteousness. Wisdom is glorious, and never fadeth away: yea, she is easily seen of them that love her, and found of such as seek her.For she goeth about seeking such as are worthy of her, sheweth herself favourably unto them in the ways, and meeteth them in every thought.For the very true beginning of her is the desire of discipline; and the care of discipline is love;And love is the keeping of her laws; and the giving heed unto her laws is the assurance of incorruption;And incorruption maketh us near unto God:Therefore the desire of wisdom bringeth to a kingdom.” Solomon’s Bride ~ Word Of Wisdom Chapt. 1:3-5; various verses in chapter 6.
A Judge/King/Leader/Etc., must be or should only be appointed or anointed because he wants to be there; where he is needed most. Not for a reward or glory or gain personal. Not because he possesses a high or great education or I.Q., nor is of noble birth or of a perfect spotless past, neat appearance, flawless graces, etc. But solely on the merit that he wants to be where he is needed most to see justice done, mercy rightly applied, equity remarkable with ends well met. Happiness liberally experienced and attainable by free choice of outcome winning and freedom secured by devotion to the Wonder of Liberty in Excellence shared as a Spirit Sensational.
Psalm 66:7 He rules forever by his power, his eyes watch the nations—let not the rebellious rise up against him.
Again, a judge must never be content nor complacent and must never sit too long in one seat or upon the Law. The Living Torah is always active, working on and in an infinite number of dilemmas and problems, equations and decisions at One and the same time. A judge worth his salt should be more active than any lawyer, criminal, or prosecuting attorney. He must never be occupied with any issue, thought or rumination over anything for too long, and the system he serves should be one of swiftness and turnover constant as a river of life is alive with activity and movement, never a bog of bureaucracy or swamp of still life, mired in mulled motivation and meditation. There must be an air of freshness and healthy change constant about the environment he creates and sustains with his guidance and direction. He must have knowledge of every contention and problem, source and solution, grievance and judgment or sentence passed down by experience personal on both sides of the ‘coin,’ having paid his dues, rather than collected his fees, proofs, awards, degrees, rewards and time served. His Way should be easy and his burden light and perhaps most importantly, his lifestyle and appetite commonplace. Yet there should be an air of other-worldliness about him, almost alien and strange, but he should be well acquainted with the reality around him and world in which he resides; its’ rules, laws, hardships, penalties and every nuance, trick, trade and tragedy of the everyman’s experience preferred; and above all else, he should know how to succor those who stand in need most of his succor. He must be ready, willing and able to abide every just and right pretense and privilege of the merciful and just community he may represent and love as his own flesh and children, yet never indulge in the hypocrisy of gainsay, or the folly of flippancy which to the knave is bribery and/or partiality.
“The Divine prefers your deeds to your ancestors’ virtues.”— Midrash
In short, he need not be perfect in anyway nor well educated in a common or uncommon fashion; only just, fair, honest and true no matter what the conditions and climate by which he might otherwise be influenced or affected by. He must be as a rock or as one cut out of the same, as sure as revelation and as matter of fact as ‘Joe Friday,’ just as lively as he is sincere in and for the cause of freedom and justice for One as for all, as One in all, with the same respect for what has been, is and shall or lists to be, with an eye single upon the Perfected Ideal, yet completely humbled and abased by what is not, or the cost of survival and prosperity in a reality and world often opposed to a Just and Righteous Rule; Representing One and all in the same context and fashion, with the same level-headed understanding, compassion, mercy and regard for truth as it is brought before his attention, rather than as either of a disagreeing party may wish it to be, rich or poor, guilty or innocent, criminal or just/lawful, discerning between the same, wicked or good. He must fly above and beyond Justice Itself to search out the true end of the matter and bring back from the far-flung, a fair and unbiased judgment/decision sans opinion of what may lie ahead for One and for all and do that which will make for peace and prosperity on either hand regardless and especially because of his foresight long range and hindsight 20/20. And while fully aware of the Truth the ‘shit happens,’ take and make necessary precaution for allowance and the inevitable or unforeseeable as the story unravels, glory fades, newness shines and worthy to endure the test of either/or does without sequester or inquisition stalling or blocking progress more necessary than not. Of course, more important than all of the above, is the anointment of God or Priesthood upon his head and the assurance that God is with him in the judgment. At all times, and in all conditions, situations and circumstances foremost in his character must be a perfect understanding of what is Above and what lies beneath all things extant and what We The People expect on a needful basis, or is best for all in a just and honest manifestation necessarily proved thereby.
Do not give anyone special consideration when rendering judgment.
Isaiah 11:3b-4 He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears; but with righteousness he will judge the needy, with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth.He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth; with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked.
Matthew 5:20 For I say unto you that unless your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.
Matthew 5:48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
Repentance to Bring Blessing (Hosea 14)
Return, Israel, to the L-rd your God. Your sins have been your downfall! Take words with you and return to the L-rd. Say to him: “Forgive all our sinsand receive us graciously, that we may offer the fruit of our lips. Assyria cannot save us; we will not mount warhorses. We will never again say ‘Our gods’ to what our own hands have made, for in you the fatherless find compassion.” “I will heal their waywardness and love them freely, for my anger has turned away from them. I will be like the dew to Israel; he will blossom like a lily.Like a cedar of Lebanon he will send down his roots; his young shoots will grow. His splendor will be like an olive tree, his fragrance like a cedar of Lebanon. People will dwell again in his shade; they will flourish like the grain,they will blossom like the vine— Israel’s fame will be like the wine of Lebanon. Ephraim, what more have I to do with idols? I will answer him and care for him.I am like a flourishing juniper; your fruitfulness comes from me.” Who is wise? Let them realize these things. Who is discerning? Let them understand.The ways of the L-rd are right; the righteous walk in them, but the rebellious stumble in them.