HERE AM I; SEND ME (and you?)

12-04-22 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.



(Mark 4:13,14) And he said unto them, Know [Gk: consider] ye not this parable? and how then will ye know [Gk: understand] all parables? The sower soweth the word(Luke 8:11) Now the parable is this:

The seed is the word of God.



(Matt 13:10-12) And the disciples [Gk: learners, pupils, students] came, and said unto him [Jesus], Why speakest thou unto them [unto those who are not disciples, i.e., unto the unsaved multitude] in parables [Gk: similitudes (symbolically), ficticious narratives (of common life conveying a moral)]? He answered and said unto them, Because it is given [Gk: ministered] unto you to know [Gk: be aware of, have knowledge of, perceive, understand] the mysteries [Gk: secrets (silence)] of the of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. For whosoever hath [understanding] [“spiritually understands” Amplif. Bible], to him shall be given [more understanding], and he shall have more abundance [Gk: superabound (in quantity or quality)] [of understanding]: but whosoever hath not [understanding], from him shall be taken away [Gk: lifted up, loosed, removed] even that [superficial understanding that] he hath

1.    Commentary: What “shall be taken away”? = Answer: even the slightest superficial understanding (awareness) of the seed that fell on the soil between the stony places of his heart (mind, thoughts).

2.    (Matt 13:20,21) But he that received the seed into stony places [Gk: rock like, rocky] [hard-hearted], the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth itYet [Gk: But] hath he not root [a] in himself, but dureth [endures] for a while [but, his understanding “shall be taken away”]: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended [Gk: “scandalized”; entrapped, tripped up, stumbles; enticed to sin, apostasy or displeasure].

a.     (Rev 22:16) I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. 

3.    (Mark 4:16,17) And these are they likewise [to/as the previous “by the way side” group] which are sown on stony ground [this “stony” group is destined to suffer the same unsaved fate as the “by the way side” group]; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness; And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended. 

4.    (Luke 8:13) They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation [Gk: testing] fall away [Gk: revolt; desist, desert: depart, fall away, refrain, withdraw self]


(Matt 13:13-17) Therefore speak I to them [the unsaved multitudes] in parables: because they [“having the power of” Amplif.] seeing see not; and [“having the power of” Amplif.] hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand [the spoken/written tongue]; and seeing ye shall see [superficially], and shall not perceive [comprehend]: For this people's heart [Gk: mind (thoughts)] is waxed gross [Gk: (thick), fattened (fig. stupefied or rendered callous)], and their ears are dull of hearing [Gk: heavy /// weighty, burdensome], and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart [Gk: mind (thoughts)], and should be converted [Gk: revert: come again, return, turn again], and I should heal [Gk: cure: make whole] themBut blessed [Gk: happy] are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.



(Isa 6:8-10) Also I [Isaiah] heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. And he said, Go, and tell this [unsaved] people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. Make the heart [mind (thoughts)] of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart [mind (thoughts)], and convert [Heb: turn back: cause to return, restore, reverse], and be healed [Heb: mended (by stitching): cure, repair, X thoroughly, make whole]


(Isa 6:11-13) Then said I, Lord, how long [(shall I minister)]? And he answered, Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant [caused by worldwide thermo-nuclear war], and the houses [are] without man [Heb: a human being], and the land be utterly desolate [alone], And the LORD have removed [Godly] men far away [via the “rapture” (e.g., Noah and Lot)], and there be [left] a great forsaking [Gk: desertion (of inhabitants)] [from Godliness, resulting in the Great Tribulation] in the midst of the land [symbolically, the land is the defiled soil of the hearts of unsaved people](Isa 6:13) But yet in it [the land] shall be a tenth [fig. the tithe who are believers, the elect remnant who walk in Godliness; the tithe goes to God], and it [the elect remnant] shall return [post rapture, in Holiness to the earth], and [they (their messages)] shall be eaten [Heb: consumed] [as is the fruit of a righteous tree]: as a teil tree, and as an oak [tree] [human beings and angels (fruit trees in the Garden of Eden) are symbolized as trees in the Bible (Psa 1:1-3, etc.)], whose substance [fruit seeds] is in them, when they cast [Heb: (to) fell (trees)] their leaves [messages]: so the holy seed [i.e., Jesus Christ, the Word of God, the Bible) John 1:14] shall be the substance thereof



(Rev 22:1-5) And he shewed me a pure river of water of life [i.e., the Holy Spirit], clear as crystal [Dict: transparent quartz, a very clear brilliant glass], proceeding out of the throne of God and of the LambIn the midst of the street [the avenue of God’s Holy purpose] of it, and on either side [indicating multiple Christ entities, i.e., us] of the river, was there the tree of life [symbol of Jesus Christ], which bare twelve manner [kinds] of fruits [1], and yielded [Heb: delivered] [as the Bride of Christ] her fruit [“the word of God” Luke 8:11] every month: and the leaves [messages] of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants [us] shall serve him: And they [we] shall see his face; and his name [Gk: authority, character] shall be in their [our] foreheads [thoughts]. And there shall be no night there [in the Kingdom of Heaven]; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light [Gk: to shed rays, shine: enlighten, illuminate, make to see]: and they shall reign [as “kings and priests” Rev 1:6; 5:10] for ever and ever

1.    Commentary: “twelve manner of fruits” = which are the 9 gifts of “the fruit of the spirit” (Gal 5:22,23) plus the 3 gifts of “the fruit of the spirit” (Eph 5:9) equaling twelve manner of fruits.