The following Scripture passages are offered to aid beginning fellowships. The readings and commentary for this week are more in line with what has become usual; for the following will most likely be familiar observations. The concept behind this Sabbath’s selection is the Key of David.
For the Sabbath of June 9, 2007
The person conducting the Sabbath service should open services with two or three hymns, or psalms, followed by an opening prayer acknowledging that two or three (or more) are gathered together in Christ Jesus’ name, and inviting the Lord to be with them.
said in last Sabbath’s reading, God can only be worshiped in heavenly
The person who does not use this key of David will fall either physically or spiritually (or both) during the first 1260 days of the seven endtime years of tribulation; for this person lacks prophetic understanding.
There are many teachers of
One caveat exists: if Christendom, incorporating
the vast majority of today’s Christians, has not been born of Spirit,
then these “Christians” presently have no spiritual life to lose in
the lake of fire. Their lawlessness is now understandable, for God has
consigned all of humanity to disobedience (Rom 11:32), meaning, simply, that
those individuals who have not been truly born of Spirit cannot keep the
commandments of God (Rom 8:7) but must break the commandments. A person who
would be a Christian [but who is truly of the synagogue of Satan, saying that
he or she is a Jew, an Israelite, but an Israelite unwilling to obey Christ] will,
most likely, keep most of the individual commandments, but cannot (this must be
emphasized) keep the commandments that collectively form a single law of God
expressed in ten points and by the nine facets of its single fruit. What is
usually seen is that the want-to-be Christian will keep eight of the individual
commandments given to ancient
As the physical body of Jesus died after hours on the cross at Calvary, the spiritual Body, crucified with Christ at Calvary, also died for lack of Breath [Pneuma ’Agion] in the 1st-Century CE. The mystery of lawlessness was already at work while the Apostle Paul still lived: this mystery functioned as spreading gangrene, devouring living flesh in the stinking rot of iniquity.
A person who has truly been born of Spirit will keep the commandments of God by faith as an expression of his or her love for God and for neighbor. Under the second covenant, keeping the Sabbath serves as a memorial to Israel’s liberation from bondage (Deu 5:15), not a memorial to the creation of this world (Ex 20:11); therefore, failure to keep the Sabbath commandment is an expression of the individual’s continuing servitude to sin and to the prince of this world … failure to keep the Sabbath commandment on the seventh day [no person can enter into God’s rest on the following day – Heb 3:16-4:11; Ps 95:10-11; Num 14:40-42] reveals lack of love for oneself as well as for God.
Now, to the “key” that unlocks Scripture: most modern English translations attempt to render Hebraic poetic passages as translated poetry whereas the King James Version did not. And within the structure of Hebraic poetry is the evidence for typological exegesis.
Using the first four verses of Isaiah chapter 43 as the initial example and the English Standard Version’s rendering of this passage, a person reads:
But now thus says the Lord [YHWH],
he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel:
The thought imbedded in “he who created you” and in “he who formed you” is complimentary—actually, they are the same thought, but presented from differing narration stances. The two presentations of the single thought form a “thought couplet,” the basic poetic unit of Hebraic poetry.
The relationship between the first presentation and the second presentation of the same thought—the relationship between the poetic stances or positions—is disclosed in the relationship between “O Jacob” and “O Israel”:
The person conducting the service should read or assign to be read Genesis chapter 32, verse 22 to verse 32.
Commentary: The natural name of the second son of Isaac was
“Jacob,” which conveys the meaning of being deceitful—the
name describes the prevailing attribute of the person. As such, the name
conveys information about the person that is part of the imbedded thought,
“he created you, O Jacob,” for God said of Rebecca’s younger
son that He loved him (Mal 1:2-3; Rom 9:10-13) while Jacob was still in the
womb. Jacob was the second son in a second generation born of promise; he was
not born righteous but deceitful. Nevertheless, he was born
“loved.” In other words, God loved Jacob, whom God knew would be
deceitful, while Jacob was in his mother’s womb. God knew that Jacob,
because of his deceitfulness, would have to strive with God and with men, and would
have to overcome through striving. Thus, the name “
· Jacob is the natural name of Isaac’s second son, and the first presentation of the imbedded thought informing the thought couplet is the “natural” or physical presentation.
The thought couplet “he who created you, O Jacob, / he who formed you, O Israel,” together, forms the “natural” or physical presentation of an encompassing thought couplet that has as its spiritual presentation the couplet ‘“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; / I have called you by name; you are mine.”’ Thus verse one of Isaiah 43 is one primary thought couplet that consists of two secondary couplets:
· 43:1a consists of the couplet “he who created you, O Jacob, / he who formed you, O Israel,” with the first presentation of the imbedded thought about creating Jacob/Israel forming the natural presentation, and with the second presentation forming the spiritual portion of the couplet.
· 43:1b consists of the divinely uttered couplet “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; / I have called you by name, you are mine,” with the uttered “for I have redeemed you” being the physical presentation of the imbedded thought about redeeming/calling and with “I have called you by name” being the spiritual portion of the couplet.
· 43:1 — the complete verse represents one thought couplet that consists of a couplet forming the natural or physical presentation and of a second couplet forming the spiritual presentation of the imbedded thought that God created/formed and redeemed/called Jacob/Israel.
The structure of Hebraic poetry is built upon thought couplets, with groupings of couplets expressing movement from physical to spiritual, this movement occurring within each couplet and within the groupings of couplets … the poetic conceit continues with verse 2 (Isa 43:2) being one thought couplet consisting of two couplets, the first [natural or physical] representing water and the second pertaining to fire; thus, the pattern presented in verse one repeats in verse two. It can now be said that the couplet [again, consisting of two couplets] forming verse one forms the natural presentation of an expanded couplet that represents verses one and two, with the physical presentation being about being created and redeemed and the spiritual presentation about being saved from death, physically (by water) and spiritually (by fire).
Here, now, is where comprehending Hebraic poetic
conceits opens Scripture and functions as prophecy: verses three and four (Isa
43:3-4) form one thought couplet that is like the couplet formed by verses one
and two. The natural portion of this second expanded couplet [verse 3] pertains
to the first Passover and
The reader should now read Psalm chapter 146, verse 1; chapter 148, verse 1; and chapter 149, verse 1.
Commentary: English translators have, through their use of the linguistic icon /LORD/, concealed an important distinction that King David, a masterful poet, understood or at least understood late in his life: in 146:a, 148:1a, and in 149:1a, the Hebrew icon that has been translated as LORD is Yah, whereas the Hebrew icon in 146:1b, 148:1b, and 149:1b is the Tetragrammaton /YHWH/. It has been generally taught that Yah is a contraction for YHWH, but this is factually wrong and comes from those who are spiritually blind.
The Tetragrammaton YHWH has been deconstructed many times on Sabbath readings, so it
does not again need to be deconstructed. Rather, using contextual evidence, Yah is the deity that in these poetic
conceits of David equates to Isaiah’s use of “Jacob” in
43:1a, while YHWH is the conjoined
[two being one as in marriage] deity that equates to Isaiah’s use of
The relationship between Moses and Aaron forms the lively shadow and copy of the relationship between the Father (Theon – from John 1:1-2) and the Logos as Theos. This is why Yah said to Moses that he, Moses, shall be as God to Aaron, and he, Aaron, shall speak for Moses to the people (Ex 4:16).
· Aaron and Moses, together, formed one unit analogous to YHWH .
spoke to Moses and to physically circumcised
· The man Jesus spoke not His own words but only the words of the Father, as Aaron was to speak only the words of Moses.
from the context of the Gospels, it can be asserted that Yah entered His creation which concealed His existence from
But King David, a man after God’s own heart, knew that Yah was not the conjoined Tetragrammaton YHWH, but only the physical or natural portion of the conjoined Godhead; i.e., the “God” of physically circumcised Israel. And David revealed what he knew about Yah and YHWH through his use of poetic conceits structured in thought couplets, with some of the structuring as complex or more so as any phonetic structuring of an English poetic conceit.
Again, the key
of David is not knowledge of who the endtime descendants of the ancient
The Bible is an encoded book, but the code of
importance is not a substitution of letters and of finding names and event dates
closely clustered in the Hebraic text. The code of importance is the code
unlocked by the key of David, with
this key disclosing that there will again be a Passover slaughter of firstborns
that can be likened to the slaughter of firstborns in
Now, to the caveat: if the greater Christian Church
has not cleansed hearts by journeys of faith equivalent to Abraham’s
physical journey of faith while yet uncircumcised, then the greater Christian
Church has not yet been born of Spirit and can only exist as the greater
synagogue of Satan, claiming to be spiritual Israelites, but lying to
themselves and to the world which lacks the spiritual insight to distinguish
between a Christian who has genuinely been born of Spirit and a so-called
Christian that is a pretender, someone who claims to be born of Spirit but who
continues in lawlessness as a bondservant to disobedience. And if greater
Christendom is not genuine—and it is not as revealed by what it teaches
about keeping the commandments of God—then salvation remains in
Christendom’s future when the Holy Spirit is poured out on all flesh
(Joel 2:28). It is then when the synagogue of Satan will acknowledge all who
So, employing the key of David will have a disciple practicing typological exegesis, with the realization that the “spiritual” includes the “physical” as the Tetragrammaton YHWH includes Yah (/YH/), and with the realization that the physical precedes the spiritual (again, 1 Cor 15:46) as /YH/ or the Logos precedes the spiritual or /WH/, which is the iconic radical that represented the Father (Theon) and His divine Breath (Pneuma ’Agion) within the Tetragrammaton to ancient Israel. And because the spiritual includes the physical as in the man Jesus being first a physical human being before becoming a life-giving spirit with the glory He had before He entered His creation, the complexity of movement seen in especially David’s poetic conceits causes what initially appears as redundant verse to be prophetic revelation.
But this key of David cannot be fully employed by those who have not been born of Spirit. Neither sufficient faith nor belief is present in those who are of the synagogue of Satan—this key is meaningless to those who are physically minded.
The person conducting the Sabbath service should close services with two hymns, or psalms, followed by a prayer asking God’s dismissal.
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