And it came to pass that the passes had passed and were now past or part of the past; and further, it came to pass that the future or the now was present and that which was passed were no more, for behold it were passed that it might no longer be but now was and we who remain, who are, bear witness that is was and therefore has passed.
And behold! all these words which I have written but a moment ago are likewise, in the past or have come to pass, even as it is at this day, which day may not be like unto yesterday, for behold, yesterday as beliketh the days prior hath indeed passed and are no more. But the now is and the spirit beareth witness that all these things are true and faithful, and have passed as such.
Yet for all who are alive at this day and the many baptised in the Way of vicarious baptism their remaineth an hope even for that which has passed and its lasting affectation, spiritual worth, admirable emotion, and redeeming, unifying, peace perpetuating properties and qualities of G-dly Character and holiness also to be born anew and conitnue even as we who are alive at this moment shall and bear witness that they have passed, as with our sorrows and grief.
So saith Solomon, "This too shall pass."
And so saith another of the Scriptures on something of this wise, "That which hath passed, was and is and shall be, and that which shall be has been and all things are a composite in the Oneness that is the L-RD. Thus the Way of the L-RD is One Eternal Round."
Wherefore that which came to pass shall come to pass yet again and we who have the knowledge of these things shall know them even as at this hour we be fully known.
As they say, "That’s how it goes.." or goeth if we wish to embellish and invite James.
Never fear, I am here, even as I shall be there, and mean never to affright nor scare, but only dare to prepare the Way for those or yet another who may enjoy this or that same day.
‘All those things have vanished like a shadow,
and like a rumour that passes by;
like a ship that sails through the billowy water,
and when it has passed no trace can be found,
no track of its keel in the waves;
or as, when a bird flies through the air,
no evidence of its passage is found;
the light air, lashed by the beat of its pinions
and pierced by the force of its rushing flight,
is traversed by the movement of its wings,
and afterwards no sign of its coming is found there;
or as, when an arrow is shot at a target,
the air, thus divided, comes together at once,
so that no one knows its pathway.
So we also, as soon as we were born, ceased to be,
and we had no sign of virtue to show,
but were consumed in our wickedness.’
Because the hope of the ungodly is like thistledown or dust carried by the wind, and like a light frost or spider’s web driven away by a storm;
it is dispersed like smoke before the wind,
and it passes like the remembrance of a guest who stays but a day.
Thus perhaps when the L-RD cuts your strength in midcourse, or stops you when you’re "on a roll," or otherwise "hedges you in," it it not necessarily to frustrate your talent or purpose, nor is it to permanently disable you, but perhaps to test you and make you aware of the consequences of going astray in doing so.
2Ch 32:30-31 This same Hezekiah also stopped the upper watercourse of Gihon, and brought it straight down to the west side of the city of David. And Hezekiah prospered in all his works. Howbeit in [the business of] the ambassadors of the princes of Babylon, who sent unto him to enquire of the wonder that was [done] in the land, God left him, to try him, that he might know all [that was] in his heart.
Psa 33:11 The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.
Pro 19:20-21 Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end. [There are] many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.
Dealing with being out of step or improperly juxtaposed, whether rushing ahead or falling behind, creates chaos, both inwardly and outwardly, distrust of fellows and friends, disillusionment and dishonour and the need to be of use in yet more ways than one, and often more than we may think or believe ourselves capable of.
As often doing any of the aforementioned mars our or another’s capabilities, body and person and sets up an entirely new and frequently uncomfortable paradigm and struggle to be known in Him.
The further astray we go, the more alien we become and the more near an alien may grow toward Him, even to the point of the L-RD rejecting His own, that which He created, called and chosen, instead choosing that which may be foreign to Himself yet willing to know Him and obey His commands.
Deu 32:21-22 They have moved me to jealousy with [that which is] not God; they have provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I will move them to jealousy with [those which are] not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation. For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.
2Ki 23:27 And the LORD said, I will remove Judah also out of my sight, as I have removed Israel, and will cast off this city Jerusalem which I have chosen, and the house of which I said, My name shall be there.
Hsa 1:2-11 ¶ The beginning of the word of the LORD by Hosea. And the LORD said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms: for the land hath committed great whoredom, [departing] from the LORD. So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim; which conceived, and bare him a son. And the LORD said unto him, Call his name Jezreel; for yet a little [while], and I will avenge the blood of Jezreel upon the house of Jehu, and will cause to cease the kingdom of the house of Israel. And it shall come to pass at that day, that I will break the bow of Israel in the valley of Jezreel. And she conceived again, and bare a daughter. And [God] said unto him, Call her name Loruhamah: for I will no more have mercy upon the house of Israel; but I will utterly take them away. But I will have mercy upon the house of Judah, and will save them by the LORD their God, and will not save them by bow, nor by sword, nor by battle, by horses, nor by horsemen. Now when she had weaned Loruhamah, she conceived, and bare a son. Then said [God], Call his name Loammi: for ye [are] not my people, and I will not be your [God]. Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, [that] in the place where it was said unto them, Ye [are] not my people, [there] it shall be said unto them, [Ye are] the sons of the living God. Then shall the children of Judah and the children of Israel be gathered together, and appoint themselves one head, and they shall come up out of the land: for great [shall be] the day of Jezreel.
Luk 6:46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
Jhn 15:14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
Rom 10:19-21 But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by [them that are] no people, [and] by a foolish nation I will anger you. But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me. But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.
Rom 11:7-11 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day. And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them: Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway. I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but [rather] through their fall salvation [is come] unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy.
This offends the most righteous of Orthodox adherents.
Jhn 8:56-58 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw [it], and was glad. Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I Am.
Now the Devil also may play the "Angel of Light," (2Cr 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. ) and may also hinder your way or lead you astray, and therefore we need to be ready and able to discern between one or the other.
He also manifest himself as a thorn in our side.
2Cr 12:7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.
And so, 2Ti 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
And when you do, be ready for all the world to deny you and cast out your name as evil.
What Paul and Jacob reveal is that supplantation is not always so or what it seems to be. What I mean is, as he said:
Hbr 9:16-17 For where a testament [is], there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. For a testament [is] of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.
But where the L-RD lengthens the Light of His Messiah there is reason enough to rejoice alway, for it means the debtors are concerned with working, living, dying, whether enjoying or suffering all for the L-RD’s sake.
1Cr 12:26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.
And so whether one be supplanted or enthroned, the reason we rejoice is the Enemy is overcome, and we are saved.
Thus I propose Judah suffered for puffing up the pride of the brethren , as any and all have at one time or another contrary to the L-RD’s thoughts and kavanah.
This is the product of envy and the evil inclination which must be overcome if we are to be at all fruitful and faithful unto good works in the L-RD.
Being faihtful after the fall, personal or collective may take some doing, and many are offended and fall away.
Thus the gospel of reconciliation, grafting in and cutting off, etc.
The L-RD’s anger with those who consider themselves "holier than thou" when none are to be considered holy apart from the L-RD nor boast outside of. And by "holier than thou" I mean not someone who thinks himself more righteous and worthy than his neighbor, though that be bad enough, but ones who strive to and believe themselves to be succeeding apart from the L-RD and His Will. Which is why the L-RD made the Only Way to Him through the Messiah, Y’shua.
"When they disobeyed God and ate of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil they destroyed the ecological balance of their own souls. Adam and Eve, by that act, said that they knew more about how to tend the garden than the One who created them knew."
Waiting for "line upon line" and "precept upon precept" and not getting caught or snared in either is a work unsearchable and indefinable. Being a babe and a sage at once. A reed in the wind yet a rock of solid Faith, Patience, and consideration/discernment.
The aged and the very young are therefore often found to be of greater importance and wisdom and of more use than a man in the supposed prime of his life, height of his discipline, and perfection of his strength.
For those in seats of honour in government to be a terror unto good works is unacceptable, and shewing favour unto those who work evil is greivous error.
Maybe after all is said and done, being Dumb and Dumber is more pleasing and acceptable to G-d than those who believe themselves smart and smarter.
For what offends a debtor in the Law differs from that which offends a righteous man in the Law or an Angel or being above the Law. And both are worthy of their portion Lawful and due, according to the L-RD’s Will and not either/or’s opinion or hunger.
And so, that which has overcome, may be an aberration unto that which is striving to serve according to the demands of the Law…and it again comes down to being part of an society which affords no one an meeting point and divides those who would otherwise be united under G-d, claiming to be under the Same.
A place where adults wish to kick children off the playground, and verily ought to have long ago, because the playground should never have been established in the first place, and the adults have no one to blame but themselves, but instead wreak vengeance upon the children, and build different diversions to hide their intentions and iniquity.
What the problem is?!
One thing comes to mind, the difference between how Y’shua receives or brings the Ruach HaQodesh, as a dove upon a lamb, and the manner in which it is received and brought upon the apostles at pentacost, "as flames or tongues of fire" above their heads…flames upon the impure but believing, thus purifying them in a manner and way which is different than being pure or as the difference between one being washed and purified by water and the Holy Spirit, or as by Fire and the Holy Spirit. (Ruach HaQodesh)
Is Y’shua’s form of Ruach HaQodesh more Holy and Pure from the above, or more pure in some way because of who he is and his being more pure in intention and connection than the apostles may have been?
I have another rumination that is sort of connected. It is said that the blood of sacrifice purifies unto holiness. Yet Y’shua at one point says to his disciples, "Now you are pure, because of the Word which I have spoken unto you, though not everyone of you, for I know whom I have chosen." For he knew who was going to betray him, or who would not receive his Word nor the Ruach HaQodesh, for it had no place in him from the beginning.
So, is it the Word or the blood which purifies? And may it be both in some instances, and neither in others?
As the hand upon the sacrifices head before the slaughter of a lamb/goat/bull or the kiss in some sects, bestowing a blessing, and in the case of Y’shua a Judas kiss bestowing a curse. For that which followed was his immediate arrest and trial, condemnation and execution/crucifixion.
Makes me think of a different more cursed oneness of Legion.
That which Y’shua could dispell with a glance or touch.
How easily one may be misled by one unto eternal damnation and saved by the other unto eternal life!
Mat 12:45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.
Mar 5:9, 13 And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.
And forthwith Y’shua gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.
Luk 8:30 And Y’shua asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him.
2Pe 2:20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the L-rd and Saviour Y’shua, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
Jacob’s house was ruined by antidesign, deception and the plotting of the brethren and Pharoah. Kidnapping Joseph, tearing up Jacob’s Gift to him, leaving him with a single piece of the same to comfort him, or Benjamin.
Someone in the House was envious of Jacob and Joseph’s relationship, and abhored both or either or G-d’s Spirit in them, and needed to get in between or somehow gain control over one or the other and/or turn them against each other.
Joseph and Solomon both ended up trapped in their circumstances, serving the Beast rather than G-d.
It is hard to tell what G-d was doing…whether it were the adversary who was breaking up the work or G-d, and why, until at last the Messiah is crucified and all things become clear to one and all, many of whom go on denying Him eternally. Because they were never washed clean by the Word.
It is clear to me that the enemy cancels himself out of the picture and then does the inexplicable and makes his situation worse rather than better, seeking to do the same to others.
Just who is this Prince of Demons?
You see, G-d had established Himself at many points in biblical history as King of the Universe through various unlikely servants- Abraham, Moses, Isaac, Jacob, David, and Solomon, and many others in the Bible whom we don’t consider to be very important.
Judah, the brethren, Pharoah and perhaps even a young influential Joseph may have worked out the betrayal of an aging Israel ahead of time…Mayhap even the casting of Joseph into a well, the selling of him to the Ishmaelites, etc., may have been planned out and agreed to ahead of time. Each agreeing for a different reason, and all so they might do their own will, work their own talent and satisfy their own lust through a pact and agreement with Death.
Agreeing to make Israel the tail instead of the head and drying up Israel while endeavoring to make Egypt fruitful.
And they wish to do the same with America. Using distorted Scriptures many people consider false.
Alma 46:24-25 "Yea, let us preserve our liberty as a remnant of Joseph; yea, let us remember the words of Jacob, before his death, for behold, he saw that a part of the remnant of the coat of Joseph was preserved and had not decayed. And he said—Even as this remnant of garment of my son hath been preserved, so shall a remnant of the seed of my son be preserved by the hand of God, and be taken unto himself, while the remainder of the seed of Joseph shall perish, even as the remnant of his garment. Now, this giveth my soul sorrow; nevertheless, my soul hath joy in my son, because of that part of his seed which shall be taken unto God."
Sounds plausible enough.
Rueben saw the folly in doing Joseph wrong. None remark on whether or not it were an wrong done unto Jacob, nor do they seem to care. Judah realizes it much later, or perhaps just seeks to assuage his own guilty conscience, in fear that he may bring more wrath upon himself and the brethren at some point unknown until future revelations, feigns concern over jeopardizing Israel’s sole remaining source of solace and Light, the child Benjamin, who in what I’ve come to receive as a seriously corrupted work of the Renewed Covenant, is an Prophet King.
Mat 12 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, 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 shew judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets. A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory. And in his name shall the Gentiles trust. Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand? And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast [them] out? therefore they shall be your judges. But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you. 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. He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad. 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. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the [world] to come. 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. O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas [is] here. 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. While he yet talked to the people, behold, [his] mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him. Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee. But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.