01-30-22 This message may be viewed live streaming video at youtube.com and tabernacleofmoses.org today Sunday at 11:00 am, and repeated 24/7 thereafter. The video, audio, and study notes are archived.

Commentary: God is Thought. Angels are spirits (Psa 104:4; Heb 1:7). Each angel is a component (part) of God’s Holy Spirit. God is invisible (Col 1:15; 1 Tim 1:17). Spirits (Angels) are the invisible Thoughts of God, i.e., altogether they are God’s Holy Spirit. However, a “third part” (Rev 12:4) of the initially perfect angels who were created as innocent (pure) God Thoughts were thereafter made imperfect (impure), i.e., “evil” (Isa 45:7) in a once perfect Angel (Lucifer) who became a fallen angel (Satan), properly named Lucifer-Satan, and who is typified by “Legion” (Mark 5:9; Luke 8:30). The progeny of evil fallen angels (evil fallen thoughts) and the mentally possessed human women were the “giants” (Gen 6:4), i.e., giants in the power (magnitude) of their thoughts. Goliath is a physically depicted power picture, a type and shadow of the evil power (control, influence, dominance) of invisible spiritually evil impure fallen angel thoughts.

(1 Sam 17:4-7) And there went out a champion [leader, front-runner] out of the camp [exactly as a “tongue” goes out of the mouth, i.e., representing, typifying, thoughts articulated into words] of the Philistines [symbolizing all unsaved people], named Goliath [Heb: exiled] [Dict.: banished] [like the fallen angels; a giant, the offspring of a fallen angel (Gen 6:4)], of Gath [Heb: a winepress (in the sense of treading out the grapes)] [a city of giants, i.e., Washington D.C., puffed-up men and women], whose height was six cubits and a span [i.e., approximately an imposing 12 feet tall, perhaps 2,000 pounds, beyond the size of a very large upright horse]. And he had an helmet [a head-covering (protection) for his thoughts] of brass [Heb: filthiness] [i.e., sin] upon his head, and he was armed with a coat [covering] of mail [Heb: joined plates of metal]; and the weight [Heb: a weight] [i.e. 96x, used most often to describe silver or gold, or something of value, herein alluding to “the love of money is the root of all evil” (1 Tim 6:10)] of the coat [covering] was five thousand shekels of brass [Heb: filthiness] [i.e., sin]. And he had greaves [Heb: shin guards] of brass [Heb: filthiness] [i.e., sin] upon his legs, and a target [Heb: shield] of brass [Heb: filthiness] [i.e., sin] between his shoulders [i.e., covering his chest, protecting his heart]. (1 Sam 17:7a) And the staff of his spear was like a weaver's beam [for weaving things together (manipulating)]; and his spear's head weighed six hundred shekels of iron [herein a type of implacable merciless judgment]: (1 Sam 17:7b) and one bearing a shield [Heb: a large shield; a hook (as pointed, as if guarding by prickliness); cold (as piercing)] went before [Heb: in front of] him [i.e., as the fake news media shielding and shilling for the “false prophet” (Rev 13:11-18)] [1].
1.    (1 Sam 17:41) And the Philistine [the “false prophet” Goliath, symbolizing (acting as) “the tongue” (the thoughts expressed as words) of all unbelieving people] came on and drew near unto David [Heb: loving]; and the man [(specifically)] that bare the shield [i.e., the fake news media] went before [Heb: in front of] him. [i.e., in front of Goliath, 1 Sam 17:7b]
(1 Sam 17:8-11) And he [Goliath] [Heb: exiled] [Dict.: banished] stood [defiantly] and cried [acting as “the tongue” of the body of all unbelieving people] unto the armies of Israel [Heb: he will rule as God] [(but now today we are the frightened professing church of God)], and said unto them, Why are ye come out to set your battle in array [Dict.: an orderly grouping or arrangement, espec. of troops]? am not I a Philistine [an unbeliever], and ye servants to Saul [symbolizing the professing church]? choose you a man for you [to “stand in the gap before me” (Ezek 22:30)], and let him come down to me. If he be able to fight with me, and to kill me, then will we be your servants: but if I prevail against him, and kill him, then shall ye be our servants, and serve us. And the Philistine [acting as “the tongue” of the body of all unbelieving people] said, I defy the armies of Israel [i.e., the armies of God] this day; give me a man, that we may fight together. When Saul and all Israel [all believing America] heard those words of the Philistine [i.e., hearing Goliath’s propaganda, acting as “the tongue” of the body of all unbelieving people] [1], they were dismayed [Heb: prostrate, in confusion and fear: scared, terrified], and greatly afraid [2,3].
1.    propaganda: Dict. = any systematic, widespread dissemination or promotion of particular ideas, doctrines, practices, etc. to further one’s own cause or to change an opposing one; now often used disparagingly to connote deception or distortion. [i.e., lies]
2.    (1 Sam 17:16) And the Philistine [Goliath] drew near morning and evening [every day], and presented himself [i.e., his words] forty days [symbolically, a time of testing].  
3.    (1 Sam 17:24) And all the men of Israel [Saul’s professing church], when they saw the man, fled from him, and were sore afraid.

(1 Sam 17:38-41) And Saul [the professing church] armed David [Heb: loving] [the confessing church of Jesus Christ] with his armour, and he put an helmet [a head-covering (protection) for his thoughts] of brass [Heb: filthiness] [i.e., sin] upon his head; also he armed him with a coat [covering] of mail [Heb: joined plates of metal] [i.e., silver or gold, money]. And David girded his [Saul’s] sword upon his [Saul’s] armour, and he assayed [hesitated] to go; for he had not proved [Heb: tested] [1] it. And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not proved [Heb: tested] them. And David put them off him. And he took his [shepherd’s] staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones [2] out of the brook [of running water, i.e., out of the Holy Spirit], and put them in a shepherd's bag which he had, even in a scrip; and his sling was in his hand: and he drew near to the Philistine. And the Philistine came on and drew near unto David; and the man that bare the shield went before [Heb: in front of] him [before Goliath].
1.    test = Dict.: an examination, or trial, as to prove the value or ascertain the nature of something.
a.    (Acts 17:11) These [Bereans, the inhabitants of Berea] were more noble [i] than those [inhabitants] in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind [Gk: willingness of mind], and searched [Gk: investigated] [tested] the scriptures daily, whether those things [that they heard] were so.
i.    noble = Dict.: having or showing high moral qualities or ideals, or greatness of character; lofty.
2.    (Eph 4:10-12) He that descended [Jesus Christ] is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)  And he gave [“five smooth stones”] some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying [Gk: structure: building] of the body of Christ:

(1 Sam 17:48-51) And it came to pass, when the Philistine [the unbelieving body of people, Goliath] arose [Heb: reared up], and came and drew nigh to meet David [Heb: loving], that David hasted [Heb: to be liquid or flow] [a type and shadow of the Holy Spirit], and ran toward the army [of unbelievers (notice the plurality of army, as in Legion)] to meet the Philistine [expressed singularly as Goliath, the unbelieving body of people]. And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote [Heb: strike: wounded] the Philistine [the unbelieving body of people] in his forehead [i.e., in his (their) thoughts], that the stone sunk into his forehead [yep, into his thoughts]; and he fell upon his face [prostrate] to the earth [i.e., in front of David]. So David [Heb: loving] prevailed [Heb: conquered, got the victory] over the Philistine [the unbelieving body of people] with a sling and with a stone, and smote [Heb: wounded] the Philistine [the unbelieving body of people], and slew [Heb: killed] him; but there was no sword in the hand of David. Therefore David ran, and stood upon the Philistine [the unbelieving body of people], and took his sword [the words of Goliath, the tongue of the unbelieving people], and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut off his head therewith [SYMBOLICALLY SEPARATING HIS THOUGHTS FROM GOD]. And when the Philistines [the unbelieving body of people] saw their champion was dead, they fled.