ABOUT YOU: GIDEON, CHAPTER 27
BRINGS FORTH LIGHT
1:1-4) In the beginning God
created the heaven and the earth.
And the earth was without form, and void [empty];
and darkness was upon the face
of the deep [(a surging mass of water)].
And the Spirit of God moved [in an act
of creation] upon the face of the waters
[the heaven merged, mixed, combined, mingled, joined, united with the earth].
And God said, Let there be light
[the seed of God]:
and there was light [conceived in
the dark “void” empty womb of the world]. And God saw [discerned]
the light, that it was good [beautiful]:
and God divided the light from the darkness
[caused the earth to give birth – separated the light from the darkness].
without form = Heb: to lie waste; a desolation; fig. a worthless thing;
adv. in vain: (thing of) nought, vain, vanity, waste, wilderness.
darkness = Heb: the dark; hence (lit.) darkness; fig. misery,
destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness:--dark
(-ness), night, obscurity. [SOUL]
light = Heb: illumination or luminary (in every sense, including
lightning, happiness, etc.):--bright, clear, + day, light (-ning),
morning, sun. [SPIRIT]
(Gen 2:7) And the LORD God
formed man [to
mould into a form; espec. as a potter] of the dust of the ground, and breathed
into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
(John 4:24) God is a Spirit:
and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
(1 John 1:5) This then is
the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God
is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
(John 8:12) Then spake
Jesus again unto them, saying, I am
the light [who came out of the
darkness] of the world [kosmos]:
he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of
Mary = Heb: Mariam (Miriam); bitterness, rebellion /// to rebel
(resist): bitter, be disobedient, disobey, provoke, rebel.
divided = Heb: to divide (in var. senses lit. or fig., separate,
distinguish, differ, select, etc.): (make, put) difference, divide (asunder),
(make) separate (self, -ation), sever (out), X utterly.
WISE AND THE FOOLISH VIRGINS
25:1-13) Then shall the kingdom
of heaven [interchangeable with the
kingdom of God: Mat 19:23,24] be likened unto ten virgins [unmarried
daughters], which took their lamps [lights,
torches], and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And
five of them were wise, and five were
foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil [olive
oil] with them: But the wise took oil in their vessels with their
lamps. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at
midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to
meet him. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps
[to put in proper order]. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give
us of your oil; for our lamps [lights]
are gone out [quenched].
But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us
and you: but go ye rather to them that sell [trade,
to barter], and buy for yourselves [i.e.
redeem yourselves]. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and
they that were ready [prepared]
went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut [“and
the LORD shut him in.” Gen 7:16]. Afterward came also the other
virgins [professing Christians],
saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto
you, I know you not. Watch
therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man
(1 Th 5:19) Quench [extinguish]
not the Spirit.
( Luke 8:13) They on the
rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and
these have no root [“root of
Jesse” Isa 11:10; Rom 15:12, & Rev 22:16], which
for a while believe, and in time of temptation [testing:
examination, proving] fall away. [These
have light (understanding) for a while, and then because they have no new
oil to feed the light, it goes out. Contrary-wise, continued study
produces a brighter and brighter light – it feeds the flame.
(Mat 13:12) For whosoever
hath [understanding], to him shall
be given [more understanding], and
he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken
away even that he hath.
(Eph 6:15) And your feet
shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; [i.e.
put on your shoes]
(Exo 12:10) And ye shall let
nothing of it remain until the morning [of
the flesh (Old Testament) of the passover lamb, i.e. eat all of it]; and
that which remaineth of it until the morning [sunrise]
ye shall burn with fire.
(Mat 26:27,28) And he took
the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink
ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new testament, which is
shed for many for the remission of sins.
FLOCK OF SHEEP AND GOATS
25:31-33) When the Son of man
shall come in his glory [(as
very apparent): dignity, glory (-ious), honour, praise, worship], and all
the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of
his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate
them one from another, as a
shepherd divideth his sheep [white
coats: light] from the goats [black
coats: darkness]: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but
the goats on the left.
25:34-40) Then shall the King say
unto them on his right hand, Come, ye
blessed of my Father, inherit
the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an
hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a
stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye
visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous
answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee? or
thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in?
or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came
unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you,
Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren,
ye have done it unto me.
25:41-46) Then shall he say also
unto them on the left hand, Depart
from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his
angels: For I was an hungered, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye
gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye
clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. Then shall they
also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, or athirst, or a
stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did
it not to one of the least of these,
ye did it not to me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment:
but the righteous into life eternal.
WHEAT (LIGHT) AND THE TARES (DARKNESS)
13:40-43) As therefore the
tares [darnel or false grain (exibits
a black head at maturity)] are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall
it be in the end of this world. The Son of man shall send forth his angels,
and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them
which do iniquity; And shall cast them into
a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then
shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their
Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
shine forth = Gk: to be resplendent /// to beam, i.e. radiate
brilliancy (lit. or fig.):--give light, shine.
(Isa 31:7-9) For in
that day every man shall cast away his idols of silver, and his idols
of gold, which your own hands have made unto you for a sin. Then
shall the Assyrian [antichrist]
fall with the sword, not of a mighty man [high
man]; and the sword, not of a mean man [of
low degree, low man], shall devour him: but
he shall flee from the sword [i.e.
from the power of the Word of God spoken by the Spiritual Man in the
fullness of the Spirit], and his young men shall be discomfited. And he
shall pass over to his strong hold for fear, and his princes shall be afraid
of the ensign [“And in that day
there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the
people;” Isa 11:10], saith the LORD, whose
fire is in Zion, and his furnace
in Jerusalem. (Isa 32:1) Behold,
a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment.
hath ears to hear, let him hear.