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The brightness of our revelations depend upon the correctness of our doctrines (our building blocks)


(Isa 3:1-4)  For, behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, doth take away [Heb: pluck away] [little by little, but soon, all at once] from Jerusalem [the sheep] and from Judah [the shepherds] the stay [the rod] and the staff [the staff], the whole stay of bread [symbol of Jesus Christ], and the whole stay of water [symbol of the Holy Spirit], The mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient, The captain of fifty, and the honourable man, and the counsellor, and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent orator. And I will give children to be their princes [Heb: head persons], and babes shall rule over them.

1.     stay = Heb: H4937; a support: protector or sustenance. [masculine]

2.     staff = Heb: H4938; feminine of H4937; support: sustenance or a walking stick: staff. [feminine]

3.     (1 Thes 4:13-18)  But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep [Gk: dead], that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep [Gk: are dead] in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent [Gk: precede] them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up [Gk: seized: plucked up] together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

4.     babes = Heb: caprice (as a fit coming on), vexation, tyrant: delusion.

a.     (2 Thes 2:8-12)  And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.


(Isa 3:5-8)  And the people shall be oppressed [Heb: a debtor; harassed: raised taxes, taskmaster], every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base [low esteem] against the honourable [high esteem]. When a man shall take hold of his brother of the house of his father, saying, Thou hast clothing, be thou our ruler, and let this ruin be under thy hand: In that day shall he swear, saying, I will not be an healer; for in my house is neither bread nor clothing: make me not a ruler of the people. For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue and their doings are against the LORD, to provoke the eyes of his glory.


(Isa 3:9-11)  The shew of their countenance [the appearance of what they do] doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not [homosexuality has come out of the closet]. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves. Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings. Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.


(Isa 3:12,13)  As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths. The LORD standeth up [(an action word)] to plead [Heb: content, rebuke], and standeth to judge the people.



(Rom 12:1,2)  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to [the same pattern of] this world: but be ye transformed [Gk: “metamorphosed” changed, transfigured] by the renewing [Gk: renovation] [re-structuring, re-building, restoring] of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.


(Psa 23:1-6)  A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over [with blessings]. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.