PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION BECAUSE IN THIS CHAPTER (AND REALLY ALL THE BOOKS THAT LAY AHEAD OF US) WE'LL SEE A STEADY TWISTING AND CORRUPTION IN HOW THE TURAH IS APPLIED IN THE NATIONAL LIFE OF YISHARAL AND IN THE LIVES OF INDIVIDUALS THAT SURROUND DAVID. ALSO, A CORNER IS ABOUT TO BE TURNED IN THE HISTORY OF YISHARAL AND WE NOW SEE THE STORY OF THE FINAL STAGE OF DAVID’S RISE TO POWER AS THE FIRST KING OF A FULLY UNITED YISHARAL.
TWISTED (2 SAM.3)
And this was the beginning of a long war between the forces loyal to David (Southern Tribes) and the forces loyal to Saul’s son Ishbosheth (Northern Tribes).
A `COLD-WAR' OF SORTS WAS UNDERWAY BETWEEN THE NORTH AND THE SOUTH. SKIRMISHES BETWEEN THE TWO SIDES HAPPENED ALOT BUT THIS WASN'T A FULL-BLOWN OFFICIAL STATE OF WAR.
David’s forces continued to grow in strength, while the forces of Saul’s son Ishbosheth grew weaker and weaker.
FROM AN EARTHLY STANDPOINT THIS SO-CALLED WAR BETWEEN DAVID AND ISHBOSHETH WAS NOT A CONTEST BETWEEN IDEALS AND PHILOSOPHIES, OR A WAY OF LIFE; THIS WAS ABOUT PROSPERITY, SECURITY AND STATUS. AND THE WEAK AND INEFFECTIVE ISHBOSHETH COULD NOT MEASURE UP TO WHAT THE CHARISMATIC AND HIGHLY REGARDED DAVID HAD TO OFFER. OF COURSE FROM A DIVINE STANDPOINT, YAHUAH WAS ALLOWING MEN’S EVIL INCLINATIONS TO BRING ABOUT HIS EARTHLY REPRESENTATIVE OVER ALL OF YISHARAL, HIS EARTHLY KINGDOM.
While David was king at Hebron, he fathered these sons:
Amnon(whose mother was Ahinoam of Jezreel),
Chileab(whose mother was Abigail, the widow of Nabal of Carmel),
Absalom(whose mother was Maacah, daughter of King Talmai of Geshur),
Adoniyah(whose mother was Haggith),
Shephatiah(whose mother was Abital),
Ithream(whose mother was David’s wife Eglah).
And all of these sons were born at Hebron.
During the war between David and the house of Saul, Abner (Saul's Commander) was carving out a place of power among those who supported Saul’s family. Earlier Saul had a concubine named Rizpah, who was the daughter of Aiah. And King Ishbosheth became enraged with Abner and accused him, “Why have you gone into (HAD SEX WITH) my father’s concubine?”
ABNER'S FAKE RIGHTEOUSNESS
IT WAS STANDARD THAT WHEN A KING DIED OR WAS DEPOSED THAT HIS HAREM OF WOMEN BECAME THE PROPERTY OF THE NEXT KING. RIZPAH WAS A PROMINENT WOMAN OF VISIBILITY AND STATUS IN SAUL’S OLD HAREM (WE’LL SEE THIS IN CHAPTER 21) SO THIS WOULD BE WHY ABNER WENT AFTER HER.
THIS THING THAT ABNER DID WAS TERRIBLY SERIOUS. FOR A PERSON TO INDULGE IN THE KING’S EXCLUSIVE HAREM, AND ESPECIALLY WITH A WOMAN OF RITZPAH’S STATUS, WAS A CLAIM TO POWER. RECALL THAT JACOB’S SON REUBEN DID ESSENTIALLY THE SAME BY HAVING SEX WITH JACOB’S CONCUBINE BILAH, AND THE RESULT WAS THAT JACOB REMOVED THE FIRSTBORN INHERITANCE RIGHTS FROM REUBEN. BY THE TAKING OF BILAH REUBEN ESSENTIALLY ANNOUNCED THAT HE WAS TAKING CONTROL OF JACOB’S FAMILY. THIS WAS TREASON AND JACOB REACTED VERY HARSHLY.
ABNER, THE MILITARY COMMANDER (AND REAL POWER BEHIND THE THRONE OF ISHBOSHETH) USED A SOMEWHAT MADE-UP CRISIS AS AN EXCUSE TO MAKE A MOVE TO HAVE DRAMA AND CONFRONTATION WITH ISHBOSHETH AND TURN THE NORTHERN KINGDOM OVER TO DAVID.
ABNER WAS LETTING EVERYONE KNOW THAT HE MAY NOT HAVE HELD THE TITLE OF KING, BUT HE WAS THE ABSOLUTE POWER OF THE NORTHERN TRIBES, NOT ISHBOSHETH. SO WHEN, AT THE ROYAL COURT, ISHBOSHETH CALLED OUT ABNER PUBLICALLY FOR HAVING SEX WITH HIS FATHER'S CONCUBINE, ABNER BECAME ENRAGED AND LITERALLY SHOUTED AT THE KING (SOMETHING THAT IS JUST NOT DONE).
THERE WERE SEVERAL MOTIVATIONS FOR ABNER TO DO SUCH A THING EVEN THOUGH THE ONE HE SPOKE ABOUT ACTUALLY SEEMED TO BE RIGHTEOUS IN NATURE. ABNER SAYS THAT THE REASON HE IS GOING TO HAND THE KINGDOM OVER TO DAVID IS BECAUSE YAHUAH HAD MADE IT PUBLICALLY KNOWN THAT DAVID WAS TO BE THE KING OVER ALL YISHARAL, AND THEREFORE ABNER WAS MERELY ACTING IN OBEDIENCE TO THE DIVINE DECREE. BUT BEHIND THIS TWISTED PURPOSE WAS A PERSONAL AGENDA AND SOME POLITICAL REALITIES. ISHBOSHETH WAS A WEAK KING, SOMEWHAT OF AN EMBARRASSMENT, AND THE PEOPLE LIKED WHAT THEY SAW IN DAVID. SO (IN TRIBAL SOCIETIES) THE ONGOING GAME WAS TO POSITION YOURSELF (YOUR CLAN OR YOUR TRIBE) TO BE IN THE GOOD FAVOURS OF THE CURRENT LEADER, WHILE REMAINING ON THE LOOKOUT FOR A NEW AND STRONGER LEADER TO ALLY YOURSELF WITH FOR YOUR TRIBE’S BENEFIT. ABNER WAS PRETENDING TO BE RIGHTEOUS, BUT REALLY JUST LOOKING OUT FOR HIS OWN INTERESTS ONLY!
And this accusation of disloyalty by Ishbosheth made Abner `see red’ with anger, because sleeping with a king’s wife or concubine is equal to claiming the throne, and he said, “Am I no better than a filthy dog that belongs to Judah?"
MOST SCRIPTURE VERSIONS SAY THAT ABNER SCREAMED: “WHAT AM I…..THE HEAD OF A DOG OF JUDAH?” ABNER IS DEEPLY INSULTED AND IN HEBREW, ASKS IF HE’S A ROSH KELEB, AND THIS DEROGATORY MEANING OF THE TERM “DOG” IN THE SCRIPTURE IS BEST SEEN AS THE OPPOSITE OF “LION”. A LION WAS REGAL, STRONG, PROUD, TO BE FEARED (ALL GOOD ATTRIBUTES). BUT A DOG WAS UNCLEAN, WEAK, WORTHLESS, AND FIT FOR NOTHING BUT TO ROAM THE STREETS AND TO EAT GARBAGE (ALL BAD ATTRIBUTES). SO “DOG” ALSO BECAME A COMMON TERM APPLIED TO HOMOSEXUALS IN THAT ERA (WHICH WAS ONE OF THE GREATEST TABOOS FOR THE HEBREWS AND MOST MIDDLE EASTERN CULTURES).
"Have I done nothing but give my loyalty to your father Saul, to his brothers, and to his friends, never betraying you or letting any of you fall into David’s hands? And now you accuse me of such a hideous crime concerning this woman? You better watch out, cause now that you’ve done this, I’ll see that you’re totally overthrown! Infact may Yahuah the living Alahim punish me severely if I don’t do for David what He’s promised him, which is to take away the throne from Saul and set up David’s throne, who will be King over both Yisharal and Judah, from Dan in the far North to Beersheba in the Southern desert".
IN ANY CASE ABNER WENT ON TO SAY THAT HE HAD SHOWN SAUL AND HIS HOUSE ONLY CHESED, THE GREATEST UNMERITED KINDNESS AND FAVOUR, BY ALLOWING ISHBOSHETH TO BE KING. WHAT AN AMAZING PUT DOWN! THEN ABNER GOES ON TO MAKE AN EVEN MORE AMAZING CONFESSION: HE KNEW (AS MANY KNEW) THAT YAHUAH INTENDED DAVID TO BE KING OVER ALL OF YISHARAL AND HE NOW INTENDS TO GIVE DAVID ISHBOSHETH’S KINGDOM.
And Ishbosheth didn’t dare say anything else to Abner after this, for he was afraid of him. So Abner sent this message on his own behalf to David at Hebron: “Who’s in charge of this land? Make a Covenant-Agreement with me, and I will give you my loyal support. I will persuade everyone in Yisharal to support your cause”.
“Ok, Fine”, David said, “I’ll make a Covenant with you. But one thing is non-negotiable: Don’t even bother coming anywhere near us unless you have Saul’s daughter MY WIFE Michal with you - YOU DON'T SEE MY FACE UNTIL THAT HAPPENS”.
DAVID USES A PHRASE THAT WAS RATHER STANDARD FOR THE MIDDLE-EAST FOR THAT TIME, BUT HAS A WONDERFUL (AND INTENDED) PARALLEL TO SOMETHING DAVID’S GREATEST DESCENDANT WOULD SAY 1000 YEARS LATER. “YOU WILL NOT SEE MY FACE AGAIN UNTIL …”
`FACE' IS PANIM IN HEBREW; AND IT MEANS “PRESENCE”. IT'S A TERM THAT THOSE IN AUTHORITY AND WHO ARE ROYALTY USE. HERE DAVID IS SAYING THAT HE WILL NOT ALLOW ABNER INTO HIS ROYAL PRESENCE WITHOUT THIS GREAT WRONG (THAT WAS DONE TO HIM BY SAUL) BEING RIGHTED BY SAUL’S SUCCESSOR.
LISTEN TO THIS INTERESTING PARALLEL THAT MESSIAH YAHUSHA (OF THE REQUIRED LINE OF DAVID) SAYS:
MATTHEW 23"YERUSHALIM! YERUSHALIM! YOU KILL THE PROPHETS! YOU STONE THOSE WHO ARE SENT TO YOU! HOW OFTEN I WANTED TO GATHER YOUR CHILDREN, JUST AS A HEN GATHERS HER CHICKENS UNDER HER WINGS, BUT YOU REFUSED! LOOK! YAHUAH IS ABANDONING YOUR HOUSE TO YOU, LEAVING IT DESOLATE. FOR I TELL YOU, FROM NOW ON, YOU WILL NOT SEE MY FACE AGAIN UNTIL YOU SAY, 'BLESSED IS THE ONE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF YAHUAH.'"
DAVID WAS COMING AS YISHARAL’S KING IN YAHUAH’S NAME, ESTABLISHED AND SET IN PLACE BY YAHUAH.YAHUSHA MESSIAH WAS COMING AS YISHARAL’S KING IN YAHUAH’S NAME, ESTABLISHED AND SET IN PLACE BY YAHUAH.
DAVID WANTED HIS BRIDE RETURNED TO HIM BY THE REPRESENTATIVES OF SAUL THE ANTI-KING WHO HELD HER HOSTAGE.YAHUSHA WANTED HIS BRIDE (ALL OF REDEEMED YISHARAL) TO RETURN TO HIM AFTER THEY HAD BEEN HELD HOSTAGE BY REPRESENTATIVES OF SATAN THE ANTI-KING.
DAVID WOULD NOT ACCEPT PEACE UNTIL HIS BRIDE WAS RETURNED AS A SHOW OF LOYALTY.YAHUSHA WILL NOT ACCEPT PEACE UNTIL HIS BRIDE RETURNS AS A SHOW OF LOYALTY.
DON’T YOU JUST LOVE PATTERNS? HERE IS THE KEY THAT UNLOCKS SO MANY SCRIPTURAL MYSTERIES THAT REALLY WERE NOT MEANT TO BE SO DIFFICULT OR CONTENTIOUS FOR US.
And at the same time, David sent Ishbosheth (Saul’s son), this message, “Send me back my wife, your sister Michal. I bought her with a bride-price of 100 Philistine foreskins and she’s mine mate!”
So Ishbosheth sent for Michal and had her taken away from her new husband Paltiel (the son of Laish). And Paltiel followed the party, weeping all the way to Bahurim in Benjamin. So finally Abner ordered him to stop following them, and he returned home.
DID HE LOVE HER THAT MUCH? POSSIBLY, BUT PALTIEL HAS ALSO JUST LOST HIS CONNECTION TO SAUL’S ROYAL FAMILY (THAT DAVID IS GAINING BACK). SO THERE ARE A NUMBER OF ELEMENTS IN PLAY HERE.
Then Abner sent a message to the leaders of Yisharal saying, “For some time now you have wanted David to be your King and now is the time for you to make it happen. You remember that Yahuah promised David that He would use him to deliver Yisharal from the Philistines and from all our enemies don’t you?”
Abner also communicated directly with the people of Benjamin (Saul’s Tribe) to enlist their support and at last he went to Hebron to tell David that the people of Yisharal, all of them (including Benjamin) were ready to support him. Abner came with 20 of his men to meet with David at Hebron, and David held a great feast for them.
“Let me go now and enlist all of Yisharal behind you my King, so that they may make a Covenant-Agreement with you,
and you’ll be ruler over all your heart desires”. Abner said and David dismissed him and sent him away in peace.
THIS WAS A VERY DELICATE TIME AND NOT EVERYONE WAS GOING TO BE SO PLEASED WITH THIS MOMENTOUS NEW ARRANGEMENT, DESPITE THE FACT THAT YAHUAH HAD DECREED IT AND THE PEOPLE WERE AWARE OF IT. IT HAD BECOME OBVIOUS BY NOW THAT DAVID WAS THAT NEW STRONGER LEADER AND THE NORTHERN TRIBES MERELY NEEDED A PROPER SHOVE TO MOVE THEIR LOYALTIES TO HIM.
ABNER WAS IN A SIMILAR POSITION. HE WAS THE LEADER OF THE MILITARY OF THE NORTH AND KNEW THAT SOON DAVID WOULD OVERCOME THEM AND BECOME KING OF ALL YISHARAL. IT WAS CUSTOMARY THAT THE TOP MILITARY COMMANDER WAS 2ND IN COMMAND TO THE KING; BUT DAVID ALREADY HAD A MILITARY COMMANDER IN JOAB (DAVID’S NEPHEW) SO IF THE KINGDOM FELL TO DAVID THEN ABNER WAS OUT OF A JOB. ON THE OTHER HAND IF IT WAS ABNER WHO APPROACHED DAVID WITH A GRACIOUS OFFER TO BLOODLESSLY DELIVER THE SCEPTRE OF POWER TO HIM, PERHAPS ABNER COULD NEGOTIATE A POSITION AS 2ND IN POWER IN DAVID’S ADMINISTRATION AND THUS OUTMANOEUVRE JOAB.
But after Abner left, Joab and some of David’s warriors returned with the spoils of a raid. And Joab heard that Abner had met with the King, and that he had gone his way in peace. So Joab went to David, still furious over the death of his brother Asahel (considering it a blood-debt that needed to be collected). “What have you done? You had Abner in your hands! Why did you let him get away? He’s gone. Don’t you know that Abner, the son of Ner, came here only to deceive you, to find out your strength and what you are up to?”
And when Joab left David’s presence, he sent for messengers to find Abner, who caught up to him at the cistern of Sirah and (without David’s knowledge), Abner returned to Hebron. Then, under the pretext of speaking to Abner privately, Joab took him inside the gateway and stabbed him in the stomach.
And Joab indeed had his revenge on Abner for killing his brother Asahel, and Abner died.
BY SLAYING ABNER HE NOT ONLY DID AWAY WITH A RIVAL FOR HIS JOB AS DAVID’S #2 MAN BUT ALSO HE DID HIS DUTY (IN HIS TWISTED EYES) AS THE FAMILY GO’EL HADAM (THE BLOOD AVENGER). THE CITY GATE WAS THE CUSTOMARY PLACE IN THE MIDDLE-EAST WHERE COURT WAS CONVENED AND DECISIONS HANDED DOWN BY THE ELDERS. SO THE IDEA IS THAT THE CITY GATE IS THE PLACE WHERE JUSTICE IS HANDED OUT. SO TO JOAB HE WAS BRINGING ABNER TO JUSTICE AT THE PLACE OF JUSTICE; BUT WAS JUSTICE ACTUALLY BEING SERVED? NO - THIS WAS NOT JUSTICE IT WAS PURE REVENGE.
BUT ON A SEPARATE THOUGHT . . . HOW WAS ABNER'S `FAKE-RIGHTEOUSNESS', MANIPULATING AND DEALING REWARDED? . . . HE WAS SNUFFED OUT!!
NO BEHAVIOUR (GOOD OR EVIL) GOES WITHOUT CONSEQUENCE (BLESSING OR CURSING) BY YAHUSHA !!
And when David heard this news, he wanted it understood that, “I and my Kingdom are guiltless for all time in the eyes of Yahuah for the murder of Abner, son of Ner. May all the blood-guilt fall on Joab and on his descendants. May the men in Joab’s line always have an oozing sore or skin-disease, no longer be fit for battle, fall in battle, or go hungry”.
This was the curse King David pronounced because Joab and his brother Abishai murdered Abner in revenge for their brother Asahel, whom Abner killed at the battle at Gibeon. Then David gave an order to Joab and his followers. “Go tear your clothes, put on sackcloth, and let me see you mourn for Abner in front of the procession”.
And King David himself walked in the procession behind the corpse. And they buried Abner at Hebron.
At the graveside, David lifted his voice and wept for Abner and the people wept with him. Then the King sang a song of lament for Abner. “Why should Abner die a fool’s death? Your hands were not bound, your feet were not chained. You have fallen as one falls among the wicked”.
And the people wept again over Abner’s grave. And after the ceremony, the people came to David and tried to convince him to eat something while it was still daylight, but he turned them away and refused because fasting until evening was part of the mourning ritual. “May Yahuah punish me severely if I taste bread or anything else before the sun sets”, David said.
The people noticed that he honored Abner by fasting, and they approved. So everyone believed it was not David’s intention, nor did he have any part in the murder of Abner, the son of Ner.
“Don’t you know that today a prince, a great man, has fallen in Yisharal? Although I am his anointed King, today I have no power to punish his murderers. The sons of my sister Zeruiah are too violent for me to restrain. May the Eternal Yahuah repay the wicked according to their evil!
TWIST: to writhe in pain or fear or sorrow, to wait, to pervert, to twist away, a twisted noose, twisting like an adder, or corded snare, twisted imaginations or lust.
THIS IS ONE OF THOSE MANY CASES WHERE WE’LL SEE THE TURAH-LAW BEING TWISTED AND TURNED AND DEGRADED AND MOULDED TO FIT COMFORTABLE AND LONG-HELD MIDDLE-EASTERN CUSTOMS OF ALL KINDS. JUST PAINT A FACE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS ON A WORLDLY PAGAN-BEHAVIOUR BY ADDING SOME HEBREW RELIGION TO IT. SOMEHOW BY ASSIGNING A SCRIPTURAL NAME OR MISAPPLYING A SCRIPTURE PASSAGE THAT WAS TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT, A WRONGFUL BEHAVIOUR WAS MADE NOT ONLY RIGHT BUT GOOD AND EVEN PLEASING TO YAHUAH….. APPARENTLY.
THE TURAH LAW IS VERY CLEAR THAT DEATH IN BATTLE IS JUSTIFIABLE KILLING AND IS CERTAINLY NOT MURDER. JUST AS SANCTUARY CITIES WERE NOT FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROTECTING MURDERERS WHO LAY IN-WAIT FOR THEIR VICTIMS, NEITHER WERE THEY FOR PROTECTING WARRIORS WHO HAD KILLED AN ENEMY IN THE HEAT OF BATTLE. AND THIS WAS BECAUSE WARRIORS WHO KILLED IN BATTLE DID NOTHING WRONG AND NEEDED NO PROTECTION. SO WHEN ASAHEL CHASED DOWN ABNER WITH THE INTENT TO KILL HIM IN BATTLE, AND ABNER PLED WITH HIM TO TURN AWAY BECAUSE HE WOULD DIE, THEN IN BATTLE (EVEN IN SELF-DEFENCE, REALLY) ABNER KILLED ASAHEL. THE FACT THAT JOAB (HIS ANGUISHED BROTHER), DEEMED THIS AN UNLAWFUL DEATH WORTHY OF LEGALLY SANCTIONED REVENGE; AND THAT ABNER WAS NOW (TO JOAB’S WAY OF THINKING) THE EQUIVALENT OF A PERSON WHO NEEDED TO ESCAPE TO A SANCTUARY CITY ... THIS IS A COMPLETE TWISTING AND A PERVERSION OF THE TURAH-LAW, JUST TO SUIT HIS OWN SORROW.
IS THIS ANY DIFFERENT TO THE FAKE, SELF-RIGHTEOUS BEHAVIOUR WE SEE AROUND US IN THE CHRISTIANS, JEWS, MESSIANICS AND NATSARIM, WHO HOLD UP BITTERNESS AND SORROW (MOST SELF-INFLICTED OR CONSEQUENCE) TO EXCUSE DREADFUL BEHAVIOUR? THEY REFUSE TO SEE THEMSELVES AS IDOLATROUS OR DISOBEDIENT TWISTERS OF THE SCRIPTURE, JUST LIKE JOAB.
"RIGHTEOUSNESS AND UNRIGHTEOUSNESS"
"RIGHTEOUSNESS" Yahuah (is) our right; Yahuah-Tsidkenu, a symbolical epithet of the Messiah and of Yerushalim---the Master our righteousness, beneficence.
SCRIPTURAL UNDERSTANDING: Turah verses showing that righteousness is an action that (by belief) should come forth in our day-to-day lives.
Romans 6:13"Neither present your members (parts of the body) of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to Yahuah as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to Yahuah".
TO PUT IT PLAINLY:
1 John 3:10"In this the children of Yahuah and the children of the devil are manifest: Everyone not doing righteousness is not of Yahuah, neither the one not loving his brother".
Through the inspired Hebrew language and the Turah we gain "KNOWLEDGE" from Yahuah, of HOW HE WANTS US TO BEHAVE HIS WORD ON HIS EARTH. Deceitful believers think it is OK to let their body parts (members) dwell in unrighteous behaviour, and still be part of His Bride. Of course this is not true, but in actual fact we have this mindset dwelling amongst us, and they even try to convince us that this behaviour is acceptable! This is Satan working within the believers through demons.
Yahusha has given us a wonderful tool to help us "SPOT THE DEMON,'' which is of course THE 3 RULES. Not using The 3 Rules daily in our life, shows us already, that we are deceived.
THE 3 RULES make us look at ourselves to discover what Yahusha doesn't want there in our behaviour, and many Leaders/Carpetbaggers today hate and reject THE 3 RULES because of this ability, because their assemblies would be able to `hear and do' what Yahusha wants without the "KNOWLEDGE" of their advice.
Speaking of"KNOWLEDGE ADVICE," if the members (body parts) of any believer (including leaders) are inappropriate to Turah, you should discern the confusion for yourself, quick smart and remove yourself from any sin.
You see many believers have not gone on past the First Principles (repent/immerse/spirit/commandments/kosher/feasts/flogging etc) because tradition and KNOWLEDGE ADVICE is holding them back. Many believers get Scripture thrown at them, creating hurts, confusions and sorrow in their spirit. Does this behaviour sound like Yahusha? NO! it certainly does not! This knowledge trick is from Satan not Yahusha and it's certainly not loving your brother. Just remember how Yahusha loved and make it your standard.
KNOWLEDGE is usually mentioned in Turah accompanied with "WISDOM,"
Proverbs 25:11 says, "A word fitly spoken at the right time is like apples of gold in settings of silver".
KNOWLEDGE (today), IS REMEMBERING SCRIPTURE AND USING IT TO PROVE A POINT AGAINST SOMEONE, and many believers are stuck under this behaviour which is unrighteousness. Knowledge is pretty useless without loving-kindness and concern, and shows NO WISDOM using it this way.
WISDOM COMES FROM EXPERIENCE WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF SCRIPTURE, TO THE CIRCUMSTANCE CONFRONTING IT. If the Word suites the situation and is true, and brings everything into loving-agreement, then (all things considered) it's the spirit of Yahusha moving with His people.
How fitting is the perfect Wisdom from Yahusha !!
IF YOUR MEMBERS ARE IN ORDER THEN YOU CAN EXPERIENCE HIS WISDOM, BUT WISDOM IS HELD BACK (NO APPLES OF GOLD) FOR THOSE IN UNRIGHTEOUSNESS.