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(Psa 127:1)  A Song of degrees for Solomon [elevations, i.e. the act (lit. a journey to a higher place)]. Except the LORD build the house [How do you build a house? Progressively, incrementally], they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.

1.       (Rom 12:2)  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed [changed, transfigured] by the renewing [renovation /// restoration] of your mind [understanding], that ye may prove what is that good [30 fold], and acceptable [60 fold], and perfect [100 fold], will of God.

2.       (Mat 13:23)  But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it [understanding is progressive; revelation is progressive]; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. [30, 60, 100, Mark 4:8]



(Judg 6:34,35)  But the spirit of the LORD came upon Gideon, and he blew a trumpet [a call to assemble: Num 10:1-4]; and Abiezer was gathered after him. And he sent messengers [angels (also a prophet, priest or teacher – pastor, preacher)] throughout all Manasseh; who also was gathered after him: and he sent messengers unto Asher, and unto Zebulun, and unto Naphtali; and they [32,000 of them] came up to meet them.


God divided (extracted, pulled out, separated) 32,000 men from the four tribes (“by way side”) by His Word (trumpet – messengers). The vast majority of the people in the four tribes were left behind in darkness and cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven because they chose not to obey the “messengers” that God sent calling them to assemble themselves together into church (Heb 10:25). These have no faith. In the parable of the sower soweth the word, everyone heard the message.

1.       (Mat 13:19)  When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart [within you, inside you]. This is he which received seed by the way side.

2.       (Luke 8:12)  Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.



(Judg 7:2,3)  And the LORD said unto Gideon, The people [32,000] that are with thee are too many for me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel vaunt themselves [boast: beautify, glorify] against me, saying, Mine own hand hath saved me. Now therefore go to, proclaim [preach] in the ears of the people, saying, Whosoever is fearful and afraid, let him return [to his home] and depart early from mount Gilead. And there returned of the people twenty and two thousand [22,000 goats: Mat 25:32]; and there remained ten thousand [10,000 sheep].


32,000 men obeyed God’s “trumpet” call to assembly (the messengers were God’s trumpets). Then God divided the 10,000 believers from the 22,000 nonbelievers (on stony ground – professing Christians) at “mount Gilead” which is a symbol of the cross. The 22,000 “likewise” (Mark 4:16) as those “by the way side” were left behind, and cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven because they are “fearful and afraid” (Judg 7:3). These do not believe God.

1.       (Luke 8:13)  They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation [testing] fall away [desert, depart].

2.       (Mat 25:8)  And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps [lights, torches] are gone out.

3.       Gilead = Heb: the mass of testimony, heap of witness, rocky, mound of stones, rocky region. Strong’s #1567: heap of testimony /// something rolled, a heap of stone or dung. [the brasen altar]

4.       (Rev 21:8)  But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers [pharmakeus; (a drug, i.e. spell-giving potion)], and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.



(Judg 7:4-8)  And the LORD said unto Gideon, The people [32,000] are yet too many; bring them down unto the water [of the word of God: Eph 5:26: the brasen laver], and I will try [(metal) refine: melt] them for thee there: and it shall be, that of whom I say unto thee, This shall go with thee, the same shall go with thee; and of whomsoever I say unto thee, This shall not go with thee, the same shall not go. So he brought down the people unto the water: and the LORD said unto Gideon, Every one that lappeth of the water with his tongue [thereby remaining “vigilant” 1 Pet 5:8, and selective of what he takes in], as a dog lappeth, him shalt thou set by himself; likewise every one that boweth down upon his knees to drink [thereby blinding himself, and indiscriminately drinking what is presented before him]. And the number of them that lapped, putting their hand to their mouth, were three hundred men [shepherds]: but all the rest of the people bowed down upon their knees to drink water [9,700 sheep]. And the LORD said unto Gideon, By the three hundred men that lapped will I save you, and deliver the Midianites into thine hand: and let all the other people go every man unto his place. So the people [the 300 shepherds] took victuals [food (the word the God: their Bibles, i.e. seed)] in their hand, and their trumpets [voice (speak out – the Word comes forth, i.e. fruit)]: and he sent all the rest of Israel every man unto his tent, and retained those three hundred men: and the host of Midian was beneath him in the valley.


Next, God divided the 300 shepherds from the 9,700 sheep (among the thorns) who were sent to their tents, thereby remaining on the battlefield. Where is the battlefield? Where is the Kingdom of Heaven? Where is the seed sown? No one was left behind. The 9,700 entered into the Kingdom of Heaven (Judg 7:23). These believed God. However, exactly like Lot who “lingered” (Gen 19:16) in Sodom, and received Zoar i.e. “little” from the angels (God), the 9,700 had their vision (perception, i.e. understanding) and speech (witness) gravely impaired by choosing to dwell and fellowship unequally yoked among the thorns, with the result (in the best case scenario vs. Gen 22:17; Heb 11:12) that they each shall be a relatively dim star compared to a very bright and shining star throughout all eternity.

1.       (Dan 12:3)  And they that be wise shall shine [to gleam; fig. to enlighten: admonish, teach, (give) warn (-ing)] as the brightness [brilliancy] of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness [i.e. win lost souls to Christ] as the stars for ever and ever.

2.       (1 Cor 15:41)  There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory [dignity, honour, praise, worship].

3.       (Mark 4:18,19)  And these are they [saved people] which are sown among thorns [i.e. dwelling among the thorns (unequally yoked to the world)]; such as hear the word, And the cares [distractions] of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke [strangle: throng /// take by the throat] the word, and it becometh unfruitful



Then, immediately after an accelerated learning experience with the Holy Spirit, typified by “Phurah” (Judg 7:9-15), God/Gideon divided the 300 shepherds (the good ground) into three companies: an hundredfold (the man child: Rev 12:5), sixtyfold (the church: Rev 12:1), thirtyfold (the remnant of her seed: Rev 12:17), and sent them forth for a common cause. No one was left behind. These entered into the Kingdom of Heaven. These believed God.


(Judg 7:16)  And he divided the three hundred men into three companies, and he put a trumpet in every man's hand [vocal power], with empty pitchers, and lamps [to shine: flame, lightning, torch] within the pitchers [“behold, the kingdom of God (Heaven) is within you.” Luke 17:21].

1.       (Mat 13:23)  But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

2.       (Luke 8:15)  But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart [How do you get and honest and good heart?], having heard the word, keep it [“to dress it and to keep it” Gen 2:15: to serve it and to guard/protect it], and bring forth fruit with patience.


(Judg 7:19)  So Gideon, and the hundred men that were with him, came unto the outside of the camp in the beginning of the middle watch; and they had but newly set the watch: and they blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers that were in their hands.

1.       (Mat 13:51,52)  Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord. Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder [head of a family], which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.



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