ABOUT YOU: GIDEON CHAPTER 38
SPIRIT OF GRACE AND JUDGMENT LIVES IN THE BIBLE
the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his
glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and
PRIEST AND THE PROPHET STUMBLE IN DISCERNMENT
28:5-8) In that day shall
the LORD of hosts [Who is the Lord of
hosts?] be for a crown of glory
[to encircle (for attack or
protection)], and for a diadem of
beauty, unto the residue [remainder]
of his people, And for a spirit of
judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and for strength
[power] to them that turn the
battle to the gate. But they also have erred
through wine, and through strong
drink [an intoxicant, i.e.
intensely alcoholic] are out of
the way; the priest and the prophet have erred
through strong drink, they are swallowed
up of wine, they are out
of the way through strong drink;
they err in
vision [i.e. what they see
(understand), both present and future], they stumble
[waver (be tripped up)] in
judgment [syn: discernment, wisdom,
insight, understanding]. For all tables are full of vomit
and filthiness, so that there is no place clean.
= Heb: to stray (caus. mislead), usually (fig.) to mistake, espec. (mor.) to
transgress; by extens. (through the idea of intoxication) to reel, (fig.) be
enraptured:--(cause to) go astray, deceive, err, be ravished, sin through
ignorance, (let, make to) wander.
Heb: yayin; to effervesce [Dict:
bubbling, gay, lively]; wine (as fermented); by impl. intoxication.
= Dict: 1. to affect temporarily with loss of control over the physical and
mental powers, by means of alcoholic liquor, a drug, or other sustance. 2. to
excite mentally beyond self-control or reason. 3. to poison. /// intoxicated =
Dict: 1. drunk. 2. excited mentally beyond reason or self-control.
out of the way” = Heb: to vacillate, i.e. reel or stray (lit. or fig.); also
caus. of both:--(cause to) go astray, deceive, dissemble, (cause to, make to)
err, pant, seduce, (make to) stagger, (cause to) wander, be out of the way.
up” = Heb: to make away with (spec. by swallowing); gen. to destroy:--cover,
destroy, devour, eat up, be at end, spend up, swallow down (up).
15:18) But those things which
proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they
unclean] the man.
WHOM THEN SHALL GOD TEACH KNOWLEDGE AND DOCTRINE?
shall he teach knowledge? and whom
shall he make to understand doctrine [something
heard (the message)]? them that are weaned from the milk [after
3 years old: Heb 5:12], and drawn from the breasts. For precept
[commandment] must be upon precept,
precept upon precept; line [a
cord (as connecting)] upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there
a little: For with stammering lips and
another tongue [a strange language]
will he speak to this people. To whom he said, This is the rest
[peace] wherewith ye may cause the
weary to rest; and this is the refreshing [i.e.
renovating, “renewing of your mind” Rom 12:2]: yet
they would not hear. Wherefore hear the word of the LORD [in
judgment], ye scornful [to
scoff, mocking] men, that rule [have
dominion, govern] this people which is in
= Heb: a buffoon; also a foreigner /// to deride; by impl. (as if imitating a
foreigner) to speak unintelligibly:--have in derision, laugh (to scorn), mock
14:21) In the law it is written,
With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people;
and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith the Lord.
2:13) Others mocking said, These
men are full of new wine.
33:19) Thou shalt not see a
fierce people, a people of a deeper speech than thou canst perceive;
of a stammering tongue, that thou
canst not understand.
11:28-30) Come unto me, all ye that
labour [be wearied] and are heavy
laden [overburdened], and
I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn
of me; for I am meek [gentle]
and lowly [humble] in heart: and ye
shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is
1:13) And the Egyptians [the
unsaved – in the land of the unsaved] made the children of
Heb: to hear intelligently (often with impl. of attention, obedience): X
attentively, X carefully, consider, discern, give ear, listen, (be) obedient,
obey, perceive, regard, understand.
WORD OF THE LORD IN JUDGMENT UPON THOSE WHO WILL NOT HEAR
the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon
precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that
they might go, and fall backward [a
symbol of judgment], and be
broken, and snared [ensnared
(trapped, caught)], and taken [“slain
in the spirit” i.e. killed in their soul – total mind control – totally
under the power of Satan – symbolizing going into judgment].
Heb: to totter or waver (through weakness of the legs, espec. the ankle); by
impl. to falter, stumble, faint or fall: cast down, be decayed, (cause to)
fail, (cause, make to) fall (down, -ing), feeble, be (the) ruin (-ed, of),
(be) overthrown, (cause to) stumble, X utterly, be weak.
broken = Heb: to burst (lit. or fig.):--break (down, off, in pieces, up),
broken, crush, destroy, hurt, quench.
= Heb: to catch (in a net, trap or pit); gen. to capture or occupy: catch
(self), be frozen, be holden, stick together, take.
judge his people, as one of the
3:15) And I will put enmity
[hostility: hatred] between thee
and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy
head, and thou shalt bruise
[snap at] his
4:17,18) And the messenger
answered [Eli] and said,
18:3-6) Judas then [after
Satan had entered into Judas: Luke 22:3], having received a band of men
and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees [i.e.
the temple police], cometh thither with lanterns and torches and
weapons. Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him,
went forth, and said unto them, Whom
seek ye? They answered him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I
am he. And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them. As soon
then as he had said unto them, I am
he, they went backward, and
fell to the ground.