12-15-19 This message may be viewed live streaming video at www.tabernacleofmoses.org commencing today Sunday at 11:00 am, and repeated 24/7 for one week; thereafter, the video, audio, and study notes are archived.

God is Thought. The brightness of our revelations depends upon the correctness of our doctrines,

our building blocks, our Godly thoughts laid one upon another, ascending into the mind of Christ.



Jesse = Father God; David = Jesus Christ; the keeper = Holy Spirit; Saul = the worldly church under the hidden influence of Satan; Goliath (2x) = Antichrist; the man that bare the shield = the “fake news” media; Philistine (40x) = unsaved mankind composite.



(1 Sam 17:38,39)  And Saul [a type and shaow of the worldly church] armed [youthful] David [a type and shadow of Jesus Christ] with his armour [Saul’s own covering; what we are is revealed by what we wear], and he put an helmet [a defender of worldly thoughts] of brass [Heb: filthiness] [a symbol of sin] [1] upon his head [i.e., his thoughts]; also he armed him with a coat of mail [Heb: as composed or covered with jointed plates of metal] [like fish scales, presumedly of brass, 1 Sam 17:5; specifically, myriad individual sins]. And David girded [Heb: belted] his [Saul’s] sword upon his [Saul’s] armour, and he assayed [began] to go [but halted]; for he had not proved [Heb: tested] it [i.e., Saul’s armour]. And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not proved [Heb: tested] [2x] them. And David put them off him [2].

1.     brass = Heb: copper; fig. base (as compared with gold or silver): brasen, filthiness. [i.e., sin]

2.     Commentary: Saul put his own brass armor of sin (his covering of sinful thoughts) upon David, and David “put them off” for he was not comfortable, not in harmony with them. They didn’t fit. Remember the physical symbolism the Lord has provided, Saul was head and shouldershigher [pride] than any of the people” (1 Sam 9:2; 10:23) (2x).


(1 Sam 17:40)  And he [David] took his staff [Heb: stick (for walking, striking, guiding, divining): rod] in his hand [Heb: power] [control], and chose [Heb: selected] [1] him five smooth stones [symbolic of redeemed men who previously were sharp-edged and hard-hearted] [2] out of the brook [Heb: stream] [symbolic of the “wearing effect” of the Holy Spirit], and put them in a shepherd's [Heb: to tend a flock: pastor] bag which he had, even in a scrip [Heb: a travelling pouch (as if for gleanings)] [3]; and his sling [Heb: a sling; also a (door) screen (as if slung across), or the door itself] [4] was in his hand [Heb: power] [control]: and he drew near to the Philistine [Heb: rolling, migratory /// to roll (in dust): (wallow) self] [no longer Goliath (2x) in name but now the higher concept of “Philistine” (40x) representing an all unsaved mankind composite].

1.     (John 15:16)  Ye have not chosen [Gk: selected] me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you [for office], that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

2.     (Eph 4:11,12)  And he [the risen Christ Jesus] gave 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: architecture, a structure; fig. comfirmation: building] of the body of Christ:

3.     (Lev 23:22)  And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shalt thou gather any gleaning of thy harvest: thou shalt leave them unto the poor, and to the stranger: I am the LORD your God.

4.     (1 Sam 25:29)  [Abigail speaks to David] Yet a man [Saul] is risen to pursue thee, and to seek thy soul: but the soul of my lord shall be bound in the bundle of life with the LORD thy God; and the souls of thine enemies, them shall he sling out, as out of the middle of a sling.


(1 Sam 17:41,42)  And the Philistine [unsaved mankind composite] came on and drew near unto David; and the man that bare the shield went before him [(second mention) 1 Sam 17:7; symbolizing the present “fake news media”]. And when the Philistine [unsaved mankind composite] looked about, and saw David, he disdained [Heb: disesteem: despise, contemnptible, think to scorn, vile person] him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy [Heb: reddish (of the hair or complexion) /// to show blood (in the face), flush or turn rosey], and of a fair [Heb: beautiful] countenance [Heb: appearance].

1.     Commentary: “ruddy” = Interestingly, this description might also prophetically refer to President Trump.


(1 Sam 17:43,44)  And the Philistine [unsaved mankind composite] said unto David, Am I a dog [the lowliest of creatures, held in least regard, a scavenger, held in “disdain” 1 Sam 17:42], that thou comest to me with staves [Heb: sticks: a rod]? And the Philistine [unsaved mankind composite] cursed David by his gods [happening now to Christians]. And the Philistine [unsaved mankind composite] said to David, Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field.


(1 Sam 17:45-47)  Then said David to the Philistine [unsaved mankind composite], Thou comest to me with a sword [for cutting, slashing], and with a spear [for piercing], and with a shield [for attacking and defending] [all three weapons are manifested in “words”]: but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied [Heb: blasphemed] [Rev 13:1,5]. This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases [Heb: dead bodies] of the host of the Philistines [unsaved mankind composite] this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth [ref: 1 Sam 17:44] [1,2]; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the LORD'S, and he will give you into our hands.

1.     (Lev 24:20)  Breach for breach [Heb: fracture, ruin: affliction, breaking, bruise, destruction, hurt], eye for eye, tooth for tooth: as he hath caused a blemish [Heb: stain; a blemish (physical or moral): blot, spot] in a man, so shall it be done [back] to him again [to “he (that) hath caused a blemish”].

2.     (John 12:47,48)  And if any man hear my words [Gk: rhema (revelations)], and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. He that rejecteth [Gk: disesteem: cast off, despise] me, and receiveth not my words [Gk: rhema (revelations)], hath one that judgeth him: the word [Gk: logos] that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.


(1 Sam 17:48-51)  And it came to pass, when the Philistine [unsaved mankind composite] arose [like the bear (v.35)], and came and drew nigh to meet David, that David hasted [Heb: to be liquid or flow easily] [i.e., flowing with the Holy Spirit], and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine [unsaved mankind composite]. And David put his hand [Heb: power (control)] in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine [unsaved mankind composite] in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face [prostrate before the LORD] to the earth. So David prevailed over the Philistine [unsaved mankind composite] with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine [unsaved mankind composite], and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David. Therefore David ran, and stood upon the Philistine [unsaved mankind composite], and took his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him [“the second death” Rev 20:14], and cut off his head therewith. And when the Philistines [unsaved mankind composite] saw their champion was dead, they fled.


(1 Sam 17:52-54)  And the men of Israel and of Judah arose, and shouted, and pursued the Philistines [unsaved mankind composite], until thou come to the valley, and to the gates of Ekron [Heb: eradication /// extermination]. And the wounded [Heb: pierced (especially to death); fig. polluted: killed, profane, slew] of the Philistines [unsaved mankind composite] fell down [Heb: died] by the way to Shaaraim, even unto Gath [Heb: in the sense of treading out grapes; a wine press], and unto Ekron [Heb: eradication /// extermination]. And the children of Israel returned from chasing after the Philistines [unsaved mankind composite], and they spoiled their tents. And David took the head [separated from the body] of the Philistine [unsaved mankind composite], and brought it to Jerusalem; but he put his armour in his tent [i.e., covered the sin].


(1 Sam 17:55-58)  And when Saul saw David go forth against the Philistine [unsaved mankind composite], he said unto Abner, the captain of the host, Abner, whose son is this youth? And Abner said, As thy soul liveth, O king, I cannot tell. And the king said, Enquire thou whose son the stripling is. And as David returned from the slaughter of the Philistine [unsaved mankind composite], Abner took him, and brought him before Saul with the head of the Philistine [unsaved mankind composite] in his hand. And Saul said to him, Whose son art thou, thou young man? And David answered, I am the son of thy servant Jesse [Heb: extant; to stand out or exist] [a type and shadow of Father God] the Bethlehemite [Heb: house of bread].