(WEB) Proverbs 9:10–10 The fear of YHWH is the beginning of wisdom.The knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.Wisdom is discernment. According to the Etymology Dictionary, to discern means to set apart or separate. It is the knowing of differences between things like what is rational/irrational , what makes the truth real (and whole) and lies false (and fragmented), what makes a person righteous or wicked. Wisdom isn’t essentially positive or negative, it is what you do with it that determines such.In these last days, I can see before my eyes how YHWH is sifting men. YHWH is especially sifting between the men of Israel. His chosen are becoming wiser and their works are becoming more fruitful. The folly of the rest are becoming more apparent.YHWH has his many titles, but when did he ever approve of “co-serving” any other name let alone any of his creations (angel or man)? YHWH illustrated, himself, the following in Deuteronomy 32:39–39 See now that I myself am he.THERE IS NO GOD WITH ME.
I kill and I make alive.I wound and I heal.THERE IS NO ONE WHO CAN DELIVER OUT OF MY HAND.YHWH also communicated in Malachi 3:6 —6 For I, YHWH, don’t change; therefore you, sons of Jacob, are not consumed.If YHWH doesn’t change, when are the true priests and prophets of Israel suppose to change or add to the name they are performing their duties in outside of YHWH alone?A big deception is coming. At the highest level, it is a test of YHWH. Who does YHWH send to test and tempt men? None other than “Lucy”.Job 1:8-12 —8 YHWH said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant, Job? For there is no one like him in the earth, a blameless and an upright man, one who fears God, and turns away from evil.”9 Then Satan answered YHWH, and said, “Does Job fear God for nothing? 10 Haven’t you made a hedge around him, and around his house, and around all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land. 11 But stretch out your hand now, and touch all that he has, and he will renounce you to your face.”12 YHWH said to Satan, “Behold,all that he has is in your power. Only on himself don’t stretch out your hand.”Get it together men of Israel!Isaiah 33:5-6–5 YHWH is exalted, for he dwells on high.He has filled Zion with justice and righteousness.6 There will be stability in your times, abundance of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge.The fear of YHWH is your treasure.Selah.
(WEB) Isaiah 45:7 – I form the light, and create darkness. I make peace, and create calamity. I am YHWH, who does all these things.
What is peace? What is calamity? According to Strong’s Numbers, peace/shalowm, number 7965 is most easily understood as being sound or in a state of soundness. Calamity/Ra, number 7451 can be understood to be in a state of distress.
Sound(ness) – Free from injury, damage, defect, disease; in good condition
Distress – Acute physical or mental suffering
There really isn’t a coincidence that the word for “peace” only shows up in the bible 236 in 208 verses and the word for “calamity” can be found 663 times in 623 verses. As a symbolic representation of today’s world, calamity is far more abundantly represented than peace. Peace is a gift that only YHWH can give and sometimes to takes not having it for a period of time to realize how precious a gift it really is.
Before going any further, there is something that must be clarified. In some bibles, peace and calamity are translated as good and evil. In modern times, it is believed and unconsciously taught that “good” and “evil” are equal; this is not an accurate viewpoint. Equal can be described to be alike in quantity, value, rank, ability, merit or uniform in operation or effect. This misunderstanding is not true and not even held by YHWH as good and evil being equal or having the same worth in his eyes. This is clearly illustrated in Ezekiel 18:18-30:
18 As for his father, because he cruelly oppressed, robbed his brother, and did that which is not good among his people, behold, he shall die in his iniquity. 19 Yet you say, Why doesn’t the son bear the iniquity of the father? When the son has done that which is lawful and right, and has kept all my statutes, and has done them, he shall surely live. 20 The soul who sins, he shall die: the son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son; the righteousness of the righteous shall be on him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be on him. 21 But if the wicked turn from all his sins that he has committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die. 22 None of his transgressions that he has committed shall be remembered against him: in his righteousness that he has done he shall live. 23 Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked? says Lord YHWH; and not rather that he should return from his way, and live? 24 But when the righteous turns away from his righteousness, and commits iniquity, and does according to all the abominations that the wicked man does, shall he live? None of his righteous deeds that he has done shall be remembered: in his trespass that he has trespassed, and in his sin that he has sinned, in them shall he die. 25 Yet you say, The way of the Lord is not equal. Hear now, house of Israel: Is my way not equal? Aren’t your ways unequal? 26 When the righteous man turns away from his righteousness, and commits iniquity, and dies therein; in his iniquity that he has done shall he die. 27 Again, when the wicked man turns away from his wickedness that he has committed, and does that which is lawful and right, he shall save his soul alive. 28 Because he considers, and turns away from all his transgressions that he has committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die. 29 Yet the house of Israel says, “The way of the Lord is not fair.” House of Israel, aren’t my ways fair? Aren’t your ways unfair? 30 Therefore I will judge you, house of Israel, everyone according to his ways, says the Lord YHWH.
It is clear that YHWH favors good but not just a good nature, he favors the good in the biblical context of those who know and keep his spiritual laws; this is illustrated continually throughout various chapters. Bad things do happen to good people for such reasons as tests of affliction, etc. At the broadest view of the big picture, evil only continually overcomes those “good-natured” people, lacking spiritual wisdom, that are not aligned with the greatest of good.
Building on the understanding of the inequality between good and evil, I would like to also clarify a second prevalent misunderstanding. Most know God or YHWH, depending upon your level of spiritual understanding, is the cornerstone of the greatest good. The misunderstanding is that so-called Satan is the cornerstone of evil, thereby an equal to YHWH. Opposites do not equate to equal nor relies upon the laws of gravity. With the understanding of Isaiah 45:7 in addition to the following verse of Isaiah 45:9, any of the Creator’s creations could ever equal out to him:
9 Woe to him who strives with his Maker—a clay pot among the clay pots of the earth! Shall the clay ask him who fashions it, ‘What are you making?’or your work, ‘He has no hands?’
How could so-called Satan be an equal to YHWH when YHWH formed everything in heaven and earth? He might have more spiritual power than men, but not more than YHWH, his maker. He still answers to YHWH and YHWH uses him as a tool, as good and evil are both tools, from a higher viewpoint, to carry out YHWH’s objectives.
Everything people believe so-called Satan to have “created” are but are inverse deceptions of what YHWH has created, just representations of everything that YHWH, the cornerstone of the greatest good is not; sometimes in order to understand what exactly is, you must understand what it is not.
In the upcoming future, I ask you to keep abreast of what is happening in the world, especially Israel. Once lasting peace or soundness is found in Israel, then you will know that it is by the hand of YHWH and it will not happen by any other means.
(WEB) Proverbs13:20 – 20 One who walks with wise men grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.
Who hasn’t heard the saying, “Be careful of the company you keep”? It is sound advice to always remember because the company you keep not only defines aspects of your character, it can also influence you for better or worse.
A good example of the potential effects of being in positive company can be 1 Samuel:5-6 & 10 – 5 After that you will come to the hill of God, where the garrison of the Philistines is; and it will happen, when you have come there to the city, that you will meet a band of prophets coming down from the high place with a lute, a tambourine, a pipe, and a harp before them; and they will be prophesying. 6 Then YHWH’s Spirit will come mightily on you, and you will prophesy with them, and will be turned into another man.
10 When they came there to the hill, behold, a band of prophets met him; and the Spirit of God came mightily on him, and he prophesied among them.
Saul went among Prophets, which Samuel prophesied to him beforehand, and he prophesied among them. By YHWH’s Spirit resting on the band of Prophets, it was easy for Saul’s frequency to be elevated and to do the same. As in contrast, if a person of an elevated frequency went among people of a very low (carnal) frequency for long durations it would bring his/her frequency down. That is why one should be mindful of the people one chooses to spend time around and recognize exactly what are or will be the spiritual and mental effects of it. There are many more of lower frequency around compared to higher frequency, but in these last days everyone has to set their priorities and reaffirm any values that are held dear.
What is more important? Quantity or quality? Elevation or degradation? Doing what is right or what is most popular?
The company you keep can either help you along the path you chose to walk or hinder and potentially take you off the road that you desire to stay on.