THE SCENT OF THE WATER
10-19-14 This message may be viewed live streaming video at www.tabernacleofmoses.org commencing today Sunday at 11:00am, and repeated 24/7 for one week; thereafter, the audio and notes without video are archived.
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MEN ARE TREES IN THE BIBLE
(Psa 1:1-3) Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel [Heb: advice] of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way [Heb: road, course of life] of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful [Heb: to scoff, mock, scorn]. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate [Heb: ponder] day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
(Exo 15:22-25) So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days [fact: a person can survive only three days without water] in the wilderness, and found no water. And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters [waters are a biblical symbol of people: Rev 1:15; 14:2; 17:15; 19:6] of Marah, for they were bitter [i.e., sour]: therefore the name of it was called Marah [Heb: (feminine); bitter /// angry, chafed, discontented, heavy]. And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink? And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD shewed him a tree [fig. the tree of life], which when he had cast into the waters [as Jonah was cast into the "raging" sea (Jonah 1:15)], the waters were made sweet [the opposite of sour]: there he made for them a statute [Heb: commandment] and an ordinance, and there he proved [Heb: tested] them [i.e., would they obey or not?],
Mary = Heb: rebellious /// bitterness, rebellion /// rebel, resist, be disobedient, disobey, provoking.
Commentary: Father God cast the tree of life into the rebellious (sour) waters of Mary, who was a type and shadow of all mankind.
(Job 14:7-9) For there is hope [Heb: lit. a cord (as an attachment), fig. expectancy] of [for] a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again [i.e., become born-again], and that the tender branch [Heb: young twig] thereof will not cease. Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock [Heb: trunk or stump] thereof die in the ground; Yet through the scent of water it will bud [Heb: bloom, flourish], and bring forth boughs [Heb: the harvest, the crop: foliage] like a plant.
(Mat 3:10-12) And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down [Gk: cut down] [connotations of pride], and cast into the fire. I indeed baptize you with water [i.e., with the Word of God (Eph 5:26)] unto repentance [Gk: to think differently]: but he that cometh after me [Jesus Christ] is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost [pictured by His first coming into Mary, fig. coming into us (Luke 2:34), for salvation], and with fire [pictured by His second coming, fig. coming out of us (Rom 8:18), for cleansing]: Whose fan [Gk: winnowing fork] is in his hand, and he will throughly purge [Gk: to cleanse perfectly] his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner [Gk: barn]; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable [Gk: perpetual] fire.
(Mat 12:33-37) Either make the tree good [Gk: beautiful, valuable, virtuous], and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt [Gk: rotten, worthless: bad], 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 [Gk: inactive, unemployed, useless: barren] word ["Occupy till I come" Luke 19:13] that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified [saved], and by thy words thou shalt be condemned [unsaved].
(Isa 61:1-11) The Spirit of the Lord GOD [i.e., the Holy Spirit] is upon me; because the LORD [Heb: Jehovah] hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound [by sin]; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD [the Millennium (2 Pet 3:8)], and the day of vengeance of our God [the sixth seal (Rev 6:12-17; 7:1-17: our rapture, the second coming of Christ, and the beginning of the Millennium]; to comfort all that mourn; To appoint [Heb: give charge (command)] unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified. And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations. And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers. But ye shall be named the Priests of the LORD: men shall call you the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves. For your shame ye shall have double; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them. For I the LORD love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them. And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and their offspring among the people: all that see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed which the LORD hath blessed. I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels. For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.
DID JESUS MAKE A MISTAKE?
(Mar 8:22-25) And he cometh to Bethsaida [the/a fishing house]; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch [Gk: to attach oneself to] him [that he might see]. And he [Jesus] took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he [Jesus] had spit [water, internal fluid, the Holy Spirit] on his eyes, and put his hands [Gk: power] upon him, he [Jesus] asked him if he saw ought. And he [the man] looked up [from his humble position; Mary sitting at the feet of Jesus "and heard his word" Luke 10:39], and said, I see men as trees, walking [i.e., his spiritual eyes had been opened]. After that [the most important act] he [Jesus] put his hands again [a secondarily important act] upon his [the manís] eyes, and made him look up [still humble]: and he was restored [to his natural state, and wholly], and saw every man clearly [i.e., his natural eyes had been opened].
Commentary: Please note that as this man knelt before Jesus in a position of humble submission, both his spiritual eyes (point of view) and his natural eyes (point of view) were opened. That is a picture of the born-again you and I. As we kneel before Jesus, we see (understand) things from a spiritual perspective (His) and from a natural perspective (ours), i.e., we understand good and evil.