Isaiah 28:

Life's One Thing (Isa. 28) By: Rubel Shelly, Reviewed  Isaiah spoke by the Spirit OF Christ or His MIND breathed on the prophets.  1 Peter 3:21

Isa 28:9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? 
        and whom shall he make to understand doctrine?
        them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.

This phonetic spelling of tongues spoken on a recent television program sounds a bit like that which Isaiah promised to the doomed Israelites:

        Sav Lasav--Sav Lasav
        Kav Lakav--Kav Lakav
        Ze'er sham
        Ze'er sham

Isa 28:11 For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.

Or: Very well then, with foreign lips and strange tongues God will speak to this people, Isaiah 28:11NIV
Nay, but by men of strange lips and with an alien tongue the LORD will speak to this people, Isaiah 28:11RSV
But they won't listen; the only language they can understand is punishment! So God will punish them by sending against them foreigners who speak strange gibberish! Only then will they listen to him! Isaiah 28:11LIV

Rubel Shelly's sermon on Isaiah 28 reviewed. You can read the COSTLY original by
clicking here. These are quick sermon reviews so they will be ready when the PAYEES get home. This is what I found WITHOUT COST. After all, if JESUS PAID IT ALL, why do you OWE anyone else?

See more on Isaiah 28 and speaking in tongues
See Rubel Shelly and Isaiah Five

See how the Prophesy of Baptism is connected with Isaiah 28

See Rubel Shelly and Women Prophesying in Church

See more on women in First Corinthians
Rubel Shelly and the Samaritan Woman

Isa 28:1 WOE to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower, which are on the head of the fat valleys of them that are overcome with wine

Proverbs 23:29-35 warns about drunkenness and being a little drunk is like being a little pregnant.. Ephesians 5:18 commands us to filled with the Spirit instead of being drunk. The Spirit in the Col 3:16 parallel is the WORD of Christ (John 6:63) He says "My Words are sp[irit and life." Romans 13:13, 1 Corinthians 5:11, 6:10, 11:21, Galatians 5:21, and 1 Peter 4:3 . Jesus in (Luke 21:34-36) warns about the end-time.

Isa 28:2 Behold, the Lord hath a mighty and strong one, which as a tempest of hail and a destroying storm, as a flood of mighty waters overflowing, shall cast down to the earth with the hand.

When Israel's elders "fired" God and demanded a king like the nations God understood that it was so that they could WORSHIP like the nations. God sent the musical "prophets" from the Philistine High Place as a sign or MARK of His warning.

Click to see some more rough notes on 1 Samuel 8 and the Musical Mark

And ye have this day rejected your God, who himself saved you out of all your adversities and your tribulations; and ye have said unto him,
Nay, but
set a king over us. Now therefore present yourselves before the Lord by your tribes, and by your thousands. 1S 10:19

Is it not wheat harvest to day? I will call unto the Lord, and he shall send thunder and rain; that ye may perceive and see that your wickedness is great, which ye have done in the sight of the Lord, in asking you a king. 1S 12:17

Isa 28:3 The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, shall be trodden under feet:

Isa 28:4 And the glorious beauty, which is on the head of the fat valley, shall be a fading flower, and as the hasty fruit before the summer; which when he that looketh upon it seeth, while it is yet in his hand he eateth it up.


The word HASTY is also FADING. It connects in meaning to the FAMILIAR SPIRIT of the Witch of Endor and the SOUNDING BRONZE in 1 Corinthians 13.

Nabal (h5034) naw-bale'; a prim. root; to wilt; gen. to fall away, fail, faint; fig. to be foolish or (mor.) wicked; causat. to despise, disgrace: - disgrace, dishonour, lightly esteem, fade (away, - ing), fall (down, -ling, off), do foolishly, come to nought, * surely, make vile, wither..

Nebel (h5035) neh'-bel; or nebel nay'-bel; from 5034; a skin- bag for liquids (from collapsing when empty); hence a vase (as similar in shape when full); also a lyre (as having a body of like form): - bottle, pitcher, psaltery, vessel, viol

And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the Lord, neither consider the operation of his hands. Is.5:12

Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee. Is.14:11

Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of thy viols. Am.5:23
That chant to the sound of the
viol, and invent to themselves instruments of musick, like David; Am.6:5

Nabal (h5036) naw-bawl'; from 5034; stupid; wicked (espec. impious): - fool (-ish, -ish man, -ish woman), vile person.

John warns of the end-time worship by saying:

And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all. Rev 18:14

And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee; Rev 18:22


Mahar (h4116) maw-har'; a prim. root; prop. to be liquid or flow easily, i. e. (by impl.) to hurry (in a good or a bad sense); often used (with another verb) adv. promptly: - be carried headlong, fearful, (cause to make, in, make) haste (-n, -ily, (be) hasty, (fetch, make ready) * quickly, rash, * shortly, (be so) * soon, make speed, * speedily, * straightway, * suddenly, swift.

THUS hath the Lord God shewed unto me: and behold a basket [bird trap] of summer fruit. Am.8:1

And he said, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A basket of summer fruit. Then said the Lord unto me, The end is come upon my people of Israel; I will not again pass by them any more. Am 8:2

The BASKET is similar to:

Keleb (h3611) keh'leb; from an unused root mean. to yelp, or else to attack; a dog; hence (by euphemism) a male prostitute: - dog.

His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber. Is.56:10

Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter. Is.56:11

He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a dogs neck; he that offereth an oblation, as if he offered swines blood; he that burneth incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations. Is.66:3

Isa 28:5 In that day shall the Lord of hosts be for a crown of glory, and for a diadem of beauty, unto the residue of his people,
Isa 28:6 And for a
spirit OF judgment to him that sitteth in judgment, and for strength to them that turn the battle to the gate.

The word SPIRIT designates God: He is SPIRIT but He is also LOVE. Otherwise, the word "spirit" never speaks of a PERSON trapped in the body of te NEW STYLE WORSHIPERS. For instance, here is an example of Rubel Shelly's THREE PERSON TRINITY:

By the Word (Dabar-Logos) of the LORD (Jehovah is I Am, not We are) the heavens were made, and all their host by the breath (h7307 Spirit) of his mouth (means of blowing wind). Psalm 33:6

HE gathered the waters of the sea as in a bottle; HE put the deeps in storehouses. Psalm 33:7
Let all the earth fear the LORD, let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him! Psalm 33:8

He spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood forth. Psalm 33:9
The Spirit of the Lord spoke by me, And His Word was on my tongue. 2 Samuel 23:2
.........The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.  2 Samuel 23:3
AND there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: Isa 11:1

And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord; Isa 11: 2

And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing Words of mans wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: 1 Cor 2:4

But God
hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 1 Cor 2: 10
For who hath known the
mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ. 1 Cor 2: 16

And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: Isa 11: 3

But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. Isa 11: 4

The the Spirit, MInd and Heart parallel. God's Spirit is to God what our spirit is to us but NEVER a third person or people within us to give us more information than Jesus.

Isa 28:7 But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.

Joseph Campbell speaks of AFFECT IMAGES. He specificially speaks of WINE. All you have to do is to speak approvingly of WINE and you send people a SECRET MESSAGE which conjures up many thoughts. Because these always DIVERT the mind from the Word of God using these CODE WORDS is a form of SORCERY.

In his look at Isaiah 28 Rubel Shelly specificially says that he cannot see intoxicants forbidden. I believe that the article on the MIND SPIRIT connection speaks to this.

By listening to Jesus and looking for fuller revelation, the disciples had a little faith. Because of this, Jesus would open their minds and reveal fuller information. In Acts 2:38 this is the gift of A holy Spirit and in 1 Peter 3:21 a clear conscience or a CO-perception.

For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. Mt.13:12

Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. Matt 13:13

And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: Matt 13: 14

For this peoples heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, 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, and should be converted, and I should heal them. Matt 13: 15
.........But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. Matt 13: 16

All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them: Matt 13:34

That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world. Matt 13:35

Job also describes the creation in pictorial terms and calls it a parable which is a "superior form of speech."

Rubel Shelly would see the MARRIAGE AT CANA as an approved example to claim that Jesus was a manufacturer and retailer of INTOXICANTS at the very moment a young bride might be getting pregnant. First, we can reject that Jesus made 180 gallons of what the Spirit of Christ declares to be destructive. Or, Secondly, since the people at the wedding gave no hint of wanting to hear from God Incarnate--not even His mother--this is more likely a PARABLE of the "marrying and giving in marriage" repudiation of those who COULD NOT or WOULD NOT hear.

See our review of Rubel Shelly's sermon on the Wedding at Cana See if the Odes of Solomon makes you think that alcohol is OPTIONAL:

And I saw the destroyer of destruction, when the bride who is corrupted is adorned: and the bridegroom who corrupts and is corrupted.

And I asked the Truth, 'Who are these?'; and He said to me,

'This is the deceiver and the error; odes, Ode 38:9-10
and they are alike in the
beloved and in his bride:
they lead astray and corrupt the whole world: odes, Ode 38:11
> and they invite many to the banquet, and
> give them to drink of the wine of their intoxication,
> and remove their wisdom and knowledge, and so they make them without intelligence" odes, Ode 38:12-13

The Wedding at Cana party is a good place to show that "marrying and giving in marriage" is the sign of the end-time religion:

For they shall eat, and not have enough: they shall commit whoredom, and shall not increase:
.........because they have left off to take heed to the Lord. Hos 4:10
Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart. Hos 4:11
.........My people ask counsel at their stocks, and their staff declareth unto them: for the spirit of whoredoms
.........hath caused them to err, and they have gone a whoring from under their God. Hos 4:12

Isa 28:8 For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place clean.

Don't get drunk with wine in the Greek resources literally means in all of the resources we have found "don't get FLUTED or PIPED down with wine."

Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them Isa 5:11

And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the Lord, neither consider the operation of his hands. Isa 5:12

Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst. Isa 5:13

Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it. Isa 5:14

Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope: Isa 5:18

That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it Is.5:19

Make Speed again is:

Mahar (h4116) maw-har'; a prim. root; prop. to be liquid or flow easily, i. e. (by impl.) to hurry (in a good or a bad sense); often used (with another verb) adv. promptly: - be carried headlong, fearful, (cause to make, in, make) haste (-n, -ily, (be) hasty, (fetch, make ready) * quickly, rash, * shortly, (be so) * soon, make speed, * speedily, * straightway, * suddenly, swift.

Make Haste is

Chuwsh (h2363) koosh; a prim. root; to hurry; fig. to be eager with excitement or enjoyment: - (make) haste (-n), ready.

We will see this word again in Isaiah 28:16

Isa 28:9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.

Paul never said that I have decided to TEACH only Christ and Him crucified. Isn't it amazing what a NEW WINESKIN "affect image" can do to you? Paul said that he had decided to KNOW only Christ and Him crucified. That means "no place to lay His head." That means according to the MARK of an evangelist in Second Corinthians that an EVANGELISTS must be prepared to GO and suffer. He cannot be a LOCATED MISSIONARY like Rubel.

Click to see the meaning of CHRIST and Him Crucified. This will also point out that Rubel Shelly's CORE GOSPEL is the PROTOS gospel which only He could perform. However, beyond that is Mark's ARCHE GOSPEL where he places BAPTISM as the way to apply the prototype of Jesus and Him Crucified. This will also shed light on the need to WEAN people from preachers and sermons.

Isa 28:10 For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:

This phonetic spelling of tongues spoken on a recent television program sounds a bit like that which Isaiah promised to the doomed Israelites:

Sav Lasav--Sav Lasav
Kav Lakav--Kav Lakav
Ze'er sham
Ze'er sham

Rusty, Don Finto's Friend says something recorded as: Kalla ma sone, da fa kooka shores. It kin da la key la shone da la kene (his voice becomes hoarse and is reduced to an indistinguishable whisper). Bear fose sone ta wentta lone (voice trails off into a whisper again). Da lotta tongue de cush---wong do so coo toe. Ah shon da ba she dees ... O. Lord, your good ... Gash a la mon sewer. El ah ma she sa (more whispering). Fa kon a la ma dorman begetta see de so lawsuit...See the whole thing.

This is not ecstatic speech but Aramaic which the NIV translates as:

"For it is: Do and do, do and do, rule on rule, rule on rule; a little here, a little there." -- Isa 28:10

According to the NEV this is translated to explain the ecstatic religion of Baal which had been adopted by Israel and would involve the child-like cries, shouts, and the demand for "a little more--a little more." Always a more exciting experience is demanded by the childish--

Are they babes newly weaned, just taken from the breast? The NEV says:
.........It is all harsh cries and raucous shouts,
......... A little more here, a little there."

This is how Isaiah described the simplistic speech of the foreigners who were destroying Israel:
........."Very well then, with foreign lips and strange tongues God will speak to this people -- Isa 28:11

God would send strange voices to speak to Israel but after they had been destroyed and the foreigners tried to conquer God's remnant people in Jerusalem Isaiah said:

"You will see those arrogant people no more, those people of an obscure speech, with their strange, incomprehensible tongue. -- Isa 33:19

There was no praise service in the synagogue. What we would see in the later, more institutionalized synagogue, would be people memorizing the Words of God by reciting and having others respond much like the "sing-song" method still used. In time, everyone could recite or chant the entire Psalm and the "president" would have cleared up any misunderstanding.

So, who but a fool would have a Musical Worship Team when Jesus invites the twos and threes to COME LEARN OF ME?

So what we call singing, they called reciting as Paul uses the word "speak" or preach in the "singing" passages. MUSIC is a form of speaking in tongues as Paul proved in First Corinthians 13 and 14.

"Some of the singing which seems to be often, at the conscious or mental level at least, low -level glossolalia with instrumental accompaniment." (Bruner, Fredrick, p. 300, The Holy Spirit)

Isa 28:11 For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.

Or: Very well then, with foreign lips and strange tongues God will speak to this people, Isaiah 28:11NIV

Or: Nay, but by men of strange lips and with an alien tongue the LORD will speak to this people, Isaiah 28:11RSV

Or: But they won't listen; the only language they can understand is punishment! So God will punish them by sending against them foreigners who speak strange gibberish! Only then will they listen to him! Isaiah 28:11LIV

The tongues warneD about in Deuteronomy 18 are quite identical to nachash and therefore their speaking in tongues was a form of divination or whispering a magical spell pretending that they were speaking for God. Their tongues were:

Lashown (h3956) law-shone'; from 3960 (to slander); the tongue (of man or anmals), used lit. (as the instrument of licking, eating, of speech), and fig. (speech, an ingot, a fork of flame, a cove or water): - / babbler, bay, / evil speaker, language, talker, tongue, wedge

Lashan (h3960) law-shan'; a prim. root; prop. to lick; but used only as a denom. from 3956; to wag the tongue, i. e. to calumniate: - accuse, slander.
Lachash (h3907) law-khash'; a prim. root; to whisper; by impl. to mumble a spell (as a magician): - charmer, whisper (together).

The serpent in the garden of Eden is not a snake: the the whole reigon he was known a a Musical Enchanter as one who can charm a serpent and assuredly wholly seduce Eve.

Nachash (h5175) naw-khawsh'; from 5172; a snake (from its hiss): - serpent.
Nachash (h5173) nakh'-ash; from 5172; an incantation or augury: - enchantment.
(h5172) naw-khash'; a prim. root; prop. to hiss, i. e. whisper a (magic) spell; gen. to prognosticate: - * certainly, divine, enchanter, (use) * enchantment, learn by experience, * indeed, diligently observe.

Nechash (h5174) nekh-awsh'; corresp. to 5154; copper: - brass.

Nchuwshah (h5154) nekh-oo-shaw'; or nˇchushah nekh-oo-shaw'; fem. of 5153; copper: - brass, steel. Comp. 5175

Nachuwsh (h5153) naw-khoosh'; appar. pass. part. of 5172 (perh. in the sense of ringing, i. e. bell-metal; or from the red color of the throat of a serpent [5175, as denom.] when hissing); coppery, i. e. (fig.) hard: - of brass.

Nechiylah (h5155) nekh-ee-law'; prob. denom. from 2485; a flute: - [plur.] Nehiloth.

Chaliyl (h2485) khaw-leel'; from 2490; a flute (as perforated): - pipe.

Chalal (h2490) khaw-lal'; a prim. root [comp. 2470]; prop. to bore, i. e. (by impl.) to wound, to dissolve; fig. to profane (a person, place or thing), to break (one's word), to begin (as if by an "opening wedge"); denom. (from 2485) to play (the flute): - begin (* men began), defile, * break, defile, * eat (as common things), * first, * gather the grape thereof, * take inheritance, pipe, player on instruments, pollute, (cast as) profane (self), prostitute, slay (slain), sorrow, stain, wound.

Halal (h1984) haw-lal'; a prim. root; to be clear (orig. of sound, but usually of color); to shine; hence to make a show, to boast; and thus to be (clamorously) foolish; to rave; causat. to celebrate; also to stultify: - (make) boast (self), celebrate, commend, (deal, make), fool (- ish, -ly), glory, give [light], be (make, feign self) mad (against), give in marriage, [sing, be worthy of] praise, rage, renowned, shine.

Heylel (h1966) hay-lale'; from 1984 (in the sense of brightness); the morning-star: - lucifer.

Nashshown (h5177) nakh-shone'; from 5172; enchanter; Nachshon, an Isr.: - Naashon, Nahshon.

The serpent in the garden was Lucifer or ZOE. He/she was a MUSICAL ENCHANTER. As mother-daughter who seem interchangeably at times SOPHIA is the SERPENT and Zoe is the BEAST meaning "female instructing principle." See the meaning of MUSIC as always the MARK of the BEAST. ALL musical terms and names of musical instruments point to SATAN, to prostitutes or sodomites in a religious sense.

Satan's change agent, Judas, was still at it but he would not triumph over Jesus with his musical instruments as a sign of his divination with pipes as Satan's agent. Psalm 41 also notes and the Dead Sea Scroll version interprets that:

All that hate me whisper together against me: against me do they devise my hurt. Psalm 41:7

Lachash (h3907) law-khash'; a prim. root; to whisper; by impl. to mumble a spell (as a magician): - charmer, whisper (together).

Laeg (h3934) law-ayg'; from 3932; a buffoon; also a foreigner: - mocker, stammering.

For thus saith the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not. Isaiah 30:15

With hypocritical (polluted) mockers in feasts, they gnashed upon me with their teeth Psa 35:16

Psalm 58 defined these people as:

The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies. Psalms 58:3
poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf adder that stoppeth her ear; Psalms 58:4
Which will not hearken to the voice of
charmers, charming never so wisely. Psalms 58:5

The poison of the serpent was heat, anger, being furious, indignation, rage, wrath.

Chavah (h2331) khaw-vah'; a prim. root; [comp. 2324, 2421]; prop. to live; by impl. (intens.) to declare or show: - show.
Chawah (h2332) khav-vaw'; causat. from 2331; life-giver; Chavvah (or Eve), the first woman: - Eve.
Ge.3:20 And Adam called his wifes name Eve; because she was the mother of all living
Ge.4:1 AND Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord.
Gen 4:2 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
No, in your heart you devise injustice, and your hands mete out violence on the earth. Psa 58:2
Even from birth the wicked go astray (adulterers, profane); from the womb they are wayward and speak lies. Psa 58:3
Their venom is like the venom of a snake, like that of a cobra that has stopped its ears Psa 58:4
(Venom in the second instance is the plural of Chauwah, life-giver or Eve, the first woman. She is ZOE, the female instructing principle.)

Chauwowth yaiyr (h2334) khav-vothe' yaw-eer'; from the plur. of 2332 and a modification of 3265; hamlets of Jair, a region of Pal.: - [Bashan-] Havoth-jair.

Bashan In Ugaritic, the place name "Bashan" is spelled (left to right): B-th-n (Bathan). Ugaritic often interchanges the "sh" sound of Hebrew words with "th" in its own semitic dialect Interestingly--and significantly--"Bathan" in the Ugaritic language is the word for "serpent". Bashan was the place of the serpent, or seed of the serpent, the nephilim offspring, just as the Old Testament describes.

Arabic Dictonary: Bathan : cobra [Sem b-th-n, Akk bashmu, Heb peten (viper), Syr patna, Uga bthn, Ebl bashanu]

Nachash "snake, serpent" with nshk "bite" provides a link between two verses in Amos speaking of the impossibility of escape 5:19 and 9:3 - nachash often either carries overtones of the serpent in Eden (Gen 3) or of the mythology of Canaanite cultures (Is 27:1).

HEAR this word, ye kine of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, which oppress the poor, which crush the needy, which say to their masters, Bring, and let us drink. Am.4:1

Ashaq (h6231) aw-shak'; a prim. root (comp. 6229); to press upon, i. e. oppress, defraud, violate, overflow: - get deceitfully, deceive, defraud, drink up, (use) oppress ([-ion], -or), to violence (wrong).

James Charlesworth notes: I. First, the study of ancient serpent symbolism and Semitic philology discloses that Bashan has two meanings. What is the most corrupt or problematic verse in Psalm 68? It is verse 22[23].

When most biblical scholars studied Hebrew philology they were told that "Bashan" denoted a mountain east of the Kinnereth (the Sea of Galilee). Now, the contributors to the most recent Hebrew lexicons rightly point out that "Bashan" in the second millennium BCE denoted both a mountain and a mythological creature that was a ser pent, the "dragon-snake." 41 The most help in comprehending !vb as having a second meaning, "dragon-snake," comes from cognate languages.

The Ugaritic bthn 42 and the Akkadian bamu are cognate to the Hebrew bn and the Aramaic ptn. These terms are equal to the Arabic bathan. 43 All these nouns denote some type of "dragon" or "snake." The compilers of the new and expanded Koehler-Baumgartner indicate correctly that the Hebrew !vb can denote a type of serpent similar to !tp , "cobra." 44 40 The Syriac is an idiomatic expression; John Mard, apud Bibliotheca Orientalis Clementino-Vaticana 2.227, uses the same phrase but with the Syriac word for lion, which qualifies and explains the whole phrase: "from the house of the teeth of a lion"

Dahood, who wisely employs Ugaritic to shine light upon dark passages in the Psalter, perceives that Bashan in Ps 68:23[22] refers to a dragon-snake or serpent: The Lord said:

"I stifled the Serpent, muzzled the Deep Sea."

46 In his notes, Dahood points out that "ba - a - n is another name for Leviathan, as appears from UT, 67:I:12…" 47 The translators of the NEB also opted to bring out a reference to a snake in Ps 68:23[22]: "from the Dragon." It is clear that in antiquity Bashan meant not only a mountain but also a mythological dragon-snake. The meaning "dragon-snake" is what was intended in Psalm 68:23[22].

God brings into judgment all who have died and are still living --; including all in heaven and on the earth (or in its waters). Recall how similar Psalm 68 is to Amos 9:2--;3: Though they dig into Sheol, From there my hand shall take them; Though they ascend (into) heaven,

Charmers are:

Chabar (h2266) khaw-bar'; a prim. root; to join (lit. or fig.); spec. (by means of spells) to fascinate: - charm (-er), be compact, couple (together), have fellowship with, heap up, join (self, together), league.

This also defines the "Serpent" in the New Testament: any effort to facinate through the sense of feel, sight and sound is the work of the serpent who is Satan.

Nachash (h5175) naw-khawsh'; from 5172; a snake (from its hiss): - serpent. The "serpent" who spoke to Eve used human language and was once upright or spiritual. The serpent is defined by the hissing or incantation of the soothsayer or enchanter.

Nachash (h5173) nakh'-ash; from 5172; an incantation or augury: - enchantment.

"ENCHANTER - a male psychic who specializes in the skill of influencing people for good or evil by creating a thought atmosphere around his subject by a technique using songs, chants or rhythmic sounds. [cf. ENCHANT, THOUGHT ATMOSPHERE].

Nachash (h5172) naw-khash'; a prim. root; prop. to hiss, i. e. whisper a (magic) spell; gen. to prognosticate: - * certainly, divine, enchanter, (use) * enchantment, learn by experience, * indeed, diligently observe.

Which will not hearken to the voice of charmers, charming never so wisely. Psalm 58: 5 

Our resource notes that:

"Three Greek roots can be used to describe the phenomenon: "mantia" (manteia) which is the most commonly used for describing glossolalia

Paul understood this when he warned Corinth against speaking in tongues. Notice that if any had the gift of tongues not ALL would. You would need only one interpreter of these foreign dialects.

If therefore the whole church be come together into one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those that are unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad? 1 Corinthians 14:23

Mainomai (mainomai) (g3105) mah'ee-nom-ahee; (to long for; through the idea of insensate craving); to rave as a "maniac": - be beside self (mad)

Look again at the warning of Moses:

There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Deuteronomy 18:10

Paul called speaking in tongues a sign and understood that.

Before we get lost let's take a look at Paul's use of this prophetic event. Remember that in Isaiah, when you hear people speaking unknown tongues it means that the enemy is at your city gate. If you will not believe the revealed Word then God will let you hear unknown tongues:

In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips will I speak unto this people;
......and yet for all that they will not hear me, saith the Lord. 1 Corinthians 14:21

Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but
...... to them that believe not:

Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 2 Thessalonians 2:9

And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 2 Thessalonians 2:10

And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion (itenerant deceiver, lying tramp), that they should believe a lie: 2 Thessalonians 2:11

Plane (g4106) plan'-ay; fem. of 4108 (as abstr.); obj. fraudulence; subj. a straying from orthodoxy or piety: - deceit, to deceive, delusion, error.

Woe unto them for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core. Ju. 11

Planos (g4108) plan'-os; of uncert. affin.; roving (as a tramp), i.e. (by impl.) an impostor or misleader: - deceiver, seducing.

For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. 2Jn.1:7

Planetes (g4107) plan-ay'-tace; from 4108; a rover ("planet"), i.e. (fig.) an erratic teacher: - wandering.

Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever. Ju. 13

Tacitus, The Annals, BOOK II: A.D. I6-I9

XXVII. About the same time Libo Drusus, of the family of Scribonii, was accused of revolutionary schemes. I will explain, somewhat minutely, the beginning, progress, and end of this affair, since then first were originated those practices which for so many years have eaten into the heart of the State. Firmius Catus, a senator, an intimate friend of Libo's, prompted the young man, who was thoughtless and an easy prey to delusions, to resort to astrologers' promises, magical rites, and interpreters of dreams, dwelling ostentatiously on his great-grandfather Pompeius, his aunt Scribonia, who had formerly been wife of Augustus, his imperial cousins, his [p. 68] house crowded with ancestral busts, and urging him to extravagance and debt, himself the companion of his profligacy and desperate embarrassments, thereby to entangle him in all the more proofs of guilt.

This stammering lips was proof that the foreigners had taken control of the people in Jerusalem. This same pattern is repeated in Second Chronicles:

And the Lord God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, rising up betimes, and sending; because he had compassion on his people, and on his dwelling place: 2 Chronicles 36:15

But they mocked (imitating a foreigner. i.e., speaking unknown tongues) the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath (hot displeasure) of the Lord arose against his people, till there was no remedy. 2 Chronicles 36:16

Therefore he brought upon them the king of the Chaldees, who slew their young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary, and had no compassion upon young man or maiden, old man, or him that stooped for age: he gave them all into his hand. 2 Chronicles 36:17 (A Chaldoean as if so descended; also an astrologer as if proverbial of that people.)

Diodorus Historical Library 15.50.3

During their term of office, after the Lacedaemonians had held the supremacy in Greece for almost five hundred years, a divine portent foretold the loss of their empire; for there was seen in the heavens during the course of many nights a great blazing torch which was named from its shape a "flaming beam," and a little later, to the surprise of all, the Spartans were defeated in a great battle and irretrievably lost their supremacy

Some of the students of nature ascribed the origin of the torch to natural causes, voicing the opinion that such apparitions occur of necessity at appointed times, and that in these matters the Chaldeans in Babylon and the other astrologers succeed in making accurate prophecies. These men, they say, are not surprised when such a phenomenon occurs, but rather if it does not, since each particular constellation has its own peculiar cycle and they complete these cycles through age-long movements in appointed courses. At any rate this torch had such brilliancy, they report, and its light such strength that it cast shadows on the earth similar to those cast by the moon.

Isa 28:12 To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.

See how music is included in the LADED BURDEN which is spiritual anxiety created by religious ritual.

See how Jesus gives us REST.

In victory over the Musical Levitical Warriors, it is said of Messiah:

I will groan with the zither of lamentation
       in all grief-stricken mourning and bitter complaint
until iniquity and wickedness are consumed
       and the disease-bringing scourge is no more.

An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him: and now that he lieth he shall rise up no more. Ps.41:8

Then will I play on the zither of deliverance
       and harp of joy,
on the tabors of prayer and the pipe of praise
       without end.

Jesus DID die for congregational singing or speaking! The laden burden was SPIRITUAL ANXIETY created by religious rituals. The primary ANXIETY CREATOR in the Greek Resources were RHETORICAL SPEAKERS and INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC. The REST Jesus died to give us consentrates on STOP THE SPEAKING, STOP THE MUSIC: JUST STOP the Ceremonial Legalism.

I also will choose their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear: but they did evil before mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not. Isaiah 66:4

The delusion which God sends on people is a form out outlawed "praise" which is like "whistling in a cemetary" and is exciting because it is destructive:

'Alal (h5953) aw-lal'; a prim. root; to effect thoroughly; spec. to glean, (also fig.); by impl. (in a bad sense) to overdo, i. e. maltreat, be saucy to, pain, impose (also lit.): - abuse, affect, child, defile, do, glean, mock, practise, throughly, work (wonderfully).

Thus saith the Lord of hosts, They shall throughly glean the remnant of Israel as a vine: turn back thine hand as a grapegatherer into the baskets. Jeremiah 6:9

Bacar (h1219) baw-tsar'; a prim. root; to clip off; spec. (as denom. from 1210) to gather grapes; also to be isolated (i. e. inaccessible by height or fortification): - cut off, (de-) fenced, fortify, grape gatherer, mighty things, restrain, strong, wall (up), withhold.

When David ignored the Word and could not find God and feared for his life, he fell into charismatic prophesying defined by the word halal. An almost-identical word carries the same message of a delusion sent from God for rejecting His word:

Chalal (h2490) khaw-lal'; a prim. root [comp. 2470]; prop. to bore, i. e. (by impl.) to wound, to dissolve; fig. to profane (a person, place or thing), to break (one's word), to begin (as if by an "opening wedge"); denom. (from 2485) to play (the flute): - begin (* men began), defile, * break, defile, * eat (as common things), * first, * gather the grape thereof, * take inheritance, pipe, player on instruments, pollute, (cast as) profane (self), prostitute, slay (slain), sorrow, stain, wound.

When you hear the noise of singing with instruments coming from the modern "temples" you can take it as a sign that God is pouring out His wrath upon unbelievers. The noise is actually God's voice bringing on delusions. The singers and pipe players are polluting you and pruning your vines to take your inheritance. It is not the deluded preacher or jubilator, however. God is using the manipulator or Musical Worship Facilitator to take away your inheritance which you already owned through obedience to God's Word.

Isa 28:13 But the word of the Lord was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.

To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, they have no light of dawn. Is.8:20

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. Jn.8:44

The Thanksgiving Hymns (1QH) from the Dead Sea Scrolls interprets Psalm 41:

They come to inquire of Thee
       from the mouth of lying prophets deceived by error
Who speak with strange lips to Thy people,
       and an alien tongue,
That they may cunningly turn
       all their work to folly.
For Thou, O God, hast sheltered me
       from the children of men
And hast hidden Thy Law within me
       against the time when Thou shoudst
       reveal Thy salvation to me.
All who have eaten my bread
       have lifted their heel against me (cf John 13:18)
And all those joined to my Council
       have mocked me with wicked lips.
Thy members of my Covenant have rebelled
       and have murmured round about me;
They have gone as talebearers
       before the children of mischief
       concerning the mystery which Thou hast hidden in me...
They have overtaken me in a narrow pass without escape
       And there is no rest for me in my trial.
They sound my censure upon a harp
       and their murmuring and storming upon a zither."
Anguish seizes me
       like the pangs of a woman in travail,
and my heart is troubled within me.
              I am clothed in blackness
and my tongue cleaves to the roof of my mouth. (Vermes, 165f)

A legalists is a preacher: he parcels out the law in little tidbits. A little proof text here and a little one over there because God has sent STRONG DELUSIONS to those who do not love HIS words.

Isa 28:14 Wherefore hear the word of the Lord, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.

Luwc (h3887) to make mouths at, i. e. to scoff; hence (from the effort to pronounce a foreign language) to interpret

And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and
       to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up,
       and to give you an inheritance
       among all them which are sanctified. Ac.20:32

Hagizo (g37) hag-ee-ad'-zo; from 40; to make holy, i.e. (cer.) purify or consecrate; (mentally) to venerate: - hallow, be holy, sanctify.

That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, Ep.5:26

Hagios (g40) hag'-ee-os; from hagos , (an awful thing) [comp. 53, 2282]; sacred (phys. pure, mor. blameless or religious, cer. consecrated): - (most) holy (one, thing), saint

Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. Ac.2:38

This means A holy spirit or A good conscience.

Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence. John 18:36

Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world,

that I should bear witness unto the truth.
Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice. John 18:37

Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all. John 18:38

For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink;
but righteousness, and peace, and joy
in the Holy Ghost. Rom 14:17

For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men. Rom 14:18
Let us therefore follow after the things which
make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another. Rom 14:19

Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves: Is.28:15

A vital focus of questioning was the world of the dead. The recently deceased might exert influence on the living for good or for bad. Offerings to the dead, which were required by custom, were intended, among other purposes, to make them well disposed. People occasionally deposited with their offerings a letter telling the deceased of their problems and asking for assistance. A few of these letters are complaints to the deceased person, alleging that he or she is afflicting the writer. This written communication with the dead was confined to the very few literate members of the population, but it was probably part of a more widespread oral practice. Some tombs of prominent people acquired minor cults that may have originated in frequent successful recourse to them for assistance. Britannica Online

See The Feast of Tabernacles in Jerusalem

The Marzeah in Amos 5

"The marzeah had an extremely long history extending at least from the 14th century B.C. through the Roman period. In the 14th century B.C., it was prominently associated with the ancient Canaanite city of Ugarit (modern Ras Shamra), on the coast of Syria...

The marzeah was a pagan ritual that took the form of a social and religious association... Some scholars regard the funerary marzeah as a feast for--and with--deceased ancestors (or Rephaim, a proper name in the Bible for the inhabitants of Sheol)." (King, Biblical Archaeological Review, Aug, 1988, p. 35, 35)

"These five elements are: (1) reclining or relaxing, (2) eating a meat meal, (3) singing with harp or other musical accompaniment, (4) drinking wine and (5) anointing oneself with oil." (King, p. 37).

"we recognize the same elements: the sacrifices and libation, the cultic feast in which the congregation gets a share of food and drink after it has been blessed by the king, and the merry-making, now in the form of instrumental and vocal music. But the central act of the ritual, which was performed by the king, is called literally 'drinking' the god (Gurney, O. R. Some Aspects of Hittite Religion, p. 33-34, Oxford University Press, 1977)

"The normal order of events was a meal, followed by a drinking party. Entertainment might include anything from a rhetorcian or philosopher discoursing on some topic, to musical entertainment, to sexual dalliance."

"Plutarch implicitly contrasts a serious dinner featuring a sage as the after-dinner speaker with the other sorts of dinners--where sexual play with the girl flute-players or hetairae was common." (Witherington, Ben, Why Not Idol Meat, Bible Review, June 1994, p. 41-42).

The Battle of Baal and Yahm

Aloud they [summon the assembly of the gods/ do cry to those near]. They invite
the distant ones/ those far away, to the assembly of `El
they summon/do cry: "`El remains seated
[in his
marzeah/banqueting hall/among his cult-guests (dM)] . . .

The shame of the Eternal One/The shameful conduct of the usurper . . .
O gods, (to) the house of your lord . . .
[Who surely travels (S)/lest he go (D/G) quickly/the Runner will not walk (dM)] through the land, . .
goes in the dust (of) destruction/a mess of mud on the ground . . .

Comments: Smith believes lines 7-8 should be interpreted "Either literally, as `El walking through the underworld,
or an allusion to `
El being "dead drunk," or both metaphorical,
       and ironic, as the marzeah serves as the setting
       for feasts for the dead and for the living mourning the dead (p. 145).

The Agape was a funerary feast with and for the dead much like the marzeah condemned in Amos 5 and 6.

That lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of the midst of the stall; Am.6:4

That chant to the sound of the viol, and invent to themselves instruments of musick, like David; Amos 6:5

This is why Jesus cast out the mourning minstrels.

When Jesus entered the ruler's house and saw the flute players and the noisy crowd, Matthew 9:23NIV

He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. Matthew 9:24

But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose. Matthew 9:25

Amos and Jeremiah also criticize those who partake in the marzeah, or ritual mourning feast. Apparently, "these feasts lasted several days and were accompanied by excessive drinking. Wealth and affluence apparently were prerequisites for participation."(21) Their behavior draws them away from the important things in life, like worshipping God. Archeology supports the existence of these feasts. Ivory bowls and couches have been recovered from ancient Samaritan archeology sites, many of which contain pagan images or inscriptions. This evidence indicates a return to idolatry, "which may have outraged Amos as much as the luxury and affluence that the ivories reflected."(22)

21: 1 Philip J. King, "The Marzeah Amos Denounces," Biblical Archeology Review 14 (1988): 36.

See how the Music in Egypt and the Golden Calf describe Israel's MUSICAL COVENANT WITH DEATH. See also how this is connected to the Musical Mocking of Jesus prophesied in Psalms 22 and 41.

Paul's reference to the LAW about women in public worship rituals has several basis. One, which began in Egypt led to the usurpation of Miriam who was rebuked by God.

The son of Het-Hert and Heru is Ihy, the Name of Netjer which personifies musical joy. His conception and birth were celebrated in the "birth houses" of Her temples, where there are many beautiful hymns to Her inscribed on the walls. Though the priestesses, the hemut-Netjer in Her temples, were primarily noblewomen of high social status, and often the wives of the local priests at the temple, women from all walks of life took part in the musical performances during Her celebrations.

Women in the New Kingdom who functioned as musicians in the temples were known as shemayet. This word would normally be followed by the name of the deity to whose worship the woman was attached. Unlike the female Hemut-Netjer of the Old and Middle Kingdoms, these musicians could serve both male and female Names of Netjer.[1] Under the direction of the Weret-khener [2], "Great One of the Musical Troupe," an esteemed position held by the woman in charge, performances with the lyre, angular harp, lute, double oboe and round tambourine were combined with singing, dancing, and the rattling of the sistra. Hymns to Het-Hert found at Dendera and in Her temple at Philae mention the music, rhythmic dancing, and intoxication of Her festivities, all of them ways of experiencing Her Presence. Resource

We know that Israel continued their pagan worship immediately upon leaving Egypt.  Click to see that Miriam is identified as a prophetess of Hathor.  Part two proves that this musical prophesying was the ancient Dionysus--new wineskins-worship which plagued Israel even trying to "initiate" Jesus.

Apart from this interaction between deities and individual people or groups, festivals were times of communal celebration, and often of the public reenactment of myths such as the death and vindication of Osiris at Abydos or the defeat of Seth by Horus at Idfu. They had both a personal and a general social role in the spectrum of religious practice.

Nonetheless, the main audience for the most important festivals of the principal gods of state held in capital cities may have been the ruling elite rather than the people as a whole. In the New Kingdom these cities were remodeled as vast cosmic stages for the enactment of royal-divine relations and rituals.

Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste. Isa 28:16

Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place. Isaiah 28:17

Believeth is:

Aman (h539) aw-man'; a prim. root; prop. to build up or support; to foster as a parent or nurse; fig. to render (or be) firm or faithful, to trust or believe, to be permanent or quiet; mor. to be true or certain; once (Isa. 30:21; by interch. for 539) to go to the right hand: - hence assurance, believe, bring up, establish, / fail, be faithful (of long continuance, stedfast, sure, surely, trusty, verified), nurse, (-ing father), (put), trust, turn to the right.

And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left. Is.30:21

Shaqat (h8252) shaw-kat'; a prim. root; to repose (usually fig.): - appease, idleness, (at, be at, be in, give) quiet (-ness), (be at, be in, give, have, take) rest, settle, be still.

And thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages; I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates, Eze.38:11

And they answered the angel of the Lord that stood among the myrtle trees, and said, We have walked to and fro through the earth, and, behold, all the earth sitteth still, and is at rest. Zec.1:11

And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; 1Th.4:11

Esuchazo (g2270) hay-soo-khad'-zo; from the same as 2272; to keep still (intrans.), i.e. refrain from labor, meddlesomeness or speech: - cease, hold peace, be quiet, rest.

To the Pythian Apollo:

182-206 - Leto"s (mother of Apollo) - all-glorious son goes to rocky Pytho, playing upon his hollow lyre, clad in divine, perfumed garments; and at the touch of the golden key his lyre sings sweet.

Thence, swift as thought, he speeds from earth to Olympus, to the house of Zeus, to join the gathering of the other gods:

then straightway the undying gods think only of the lyre and song,
all the Muses together, voice sweetly answering voice,
hymn the unending gifts the gods
enjoy and the sufferings of men, all that they endure at the hands of the deathless gods, and how they live witless and helpless and cannot find healing for death or defence against old age.

Isa 28:18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.

The Jews rejected the simple words of God through the prophets (through the Spirit of Christ 1 Peter 1:11) and substituted the charismatic language of music used for divination. Job 21; Amos 5, 6, 8; Isaiah 5 and Ezekiel 33 show that the people were engaged in the unknown tongues of music obscured by instruments as a way to drown out the voice of God speaking "baby talk" to them. As a result, God sent the Assyrians speaking "unknown tongues" as a sign of their unbelief and as a sign that the tongue speakers were defeating the Words of God.

Christ through Paul connects the church problems to the destruction of Judah by the Assyrian (Babylonia or Chaldee systems of worship).

Because God is not the author of confusion (14:33) speaking in tongues was not authored by Him. The goal of this pagan intrusion was to keep the simple message of God from being heard.

Because the message of God did not originate with the Corinthian tongue-speakers Paul warns of the common pagan practice of getting a message from God by falling into madness. His language is identical to that of the pagan priestesses who "prophesied" under the influence of a gas from a chasm or deep place in the earth.

Isaiah 28 has the Assyrians trying to fool the few Jews in Jerusalem by carrying on their taunts in "Judean." It would be better, the defenders of the wall said, if they just spoke Assyrian (unknown tongues) and the people would not be demorialized. However, they would not hear the warning because they had already lost the love for the Words of God. Therefore, God said through Isaiah:

Let's back up and look again:

For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: Isaiah 28:10

For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people. Isaiah 28:11

To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear. Isaiah 28:12

Stammering is:

Laeg (h3934) law-ayg'; from 3932; a buffoon; also a foreigner: - mocker, stammering.

When people speaking unknown tongues are trying to break down your walls this is the final supernatural sign that you have rejected the Word. If you join in with the tongue speaking Assyrians then you will be captured, have a fish-hook put into your nose and led away into captivity where they will force you to bow to the giant phallic symbols or pillars or free-standing columns when the music is played. You cannot get away because the enemy has stolen your only property! He has pruned your vines to make his new wine.

If someone gets up in church and stammers they are trying to fool you and certainly have no interest in getting up and "prophesying" by reading a chapter of the Spirit-delivered Word.

The Psalmist, often prophetic, used this same word:

But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yea, the abjects gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not: Psalm 35:15

With hypocritical (soiled actors) mockers in feasts, they gnashed upon me with their teeth. Psalm 35:16

Lord, how long wilt thou look on? rescue my soul from their destructions, my darling from the lions. Psalm 35:17

Laeg (g3934) law-ayg'; from 3932; a buffoon; also a foreigner: - mocker, stammering.

Moreover all the chief of the priests, and the people, transgressed very much after all the abominations of the heathen; and polluted the house of the Lord which he had hallowed in Jerusalem. 2 Chron 36:14

And the Lord God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, rising up betimes, and sending; because he had compassion on his people, and on his dwelling place: 2 Chron 36:15

But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose against his people, till there was no remedy. 2 Chron 36:16

Again, the word from which this "speaking in tongues" is derived is:

Leag (h3932) law-ag'; a prim. root; to deride; by impl. (as if imitating a foreigner) to speak unintelligibly: - have in derision, laugh (to scorn), mock on, stammering.

When the Israelites rose up in musical idolatry or play the word was:

Cachaq (h6711) tsaw-khak'; a prim. root; to laugh outright (in merriment or scorn); by impl. to sport: - laugh, mock, play, make sport.

When David rose up to play the word is:

Sachaq (h7832) saw-khak'; a prim. root; to laugh (in pleasure or detraction); by impl. to play: - deride, have in derision, laugh, make merry, mock (-er), play, rejoice, (laugh to) scorn, be in (make) sport.

This chart shows that the play of David was identical to the PLAY at Mount Sinai.

Exodus 32 Wilderness

Judges Samson

2 Samuel David







When Samson was forced to play these two words are used interchangeably. See the whole story involving PLAY.

BEHOLD, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall rule in judgment. Isa 32:1

And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of wIsa 32:2 ater in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.

And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them that hear shall hearken. Isa 32:3

The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers (illeg) shall be ready to speak plainly. Is.32:4

The highways lie waste, the wayfaring man ceaseth: he hath broken the covenant, he hath despised the cities, he regardeth no man. Isaiah 33:8

Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off. Isa 33:17

Thine heart shall meditate terror. Where is the scribe? where is the receiver? where is he that counted the towers? Isa 33:18

Thou shalt not see a fierce people, a people of a deeper speech than thou canst perceive; of a stammering tongue, that thou canst not understand. Isa 33:19

Christ came to lead the lambs beside still waters and to give them rest. The burden the people were under was "spiritual anxiety created by religious ceremony." However, when Paul would speak his five words in church, most church attenders do not, will not, perhaps cannot hear the Words of God.

Isa 28:19 From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report.

Isa 28:20 For the bed is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it: and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it.

Isa 28:21 For the Lord shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act.

Isa 28:22 Now therefore be ye not MOCKERS, lest your bands be made strong: for I have heard from the Lord God of hosts a consumption, even determined upon the whole earth.

See how the Levitical WARRIOR musicians mocked Jesus.

See more on Laughing and Mocking Jesus

Ovid, Metamorphos Book 5

THE NINE MUSES AND THE NINE MAGPIES The Muses work for Apollo or Abaddon.

So spoke the Muse. And now was heard the sound
of pennons in the air, and voices, too,
salutations from the lofty trees.

Minerva, thinking they were human tongues,
looked up in question whence the perfect words;
but on the boughs,
nine ugly magpies perched,
mockers of all sounds, which now complained
their hapless fate. And as she wondering stood,
goddess of the Muse, rejoined;--

"Look, those but lately worsted in dispute
augment the number of unnumbered birds.--
Pierus was their father, very rich
in lands of Pella; and their mother (called
Evippe of Paeonia) when she brought
them forth, nine times evoked, in labours nine,

Lucina's aid.--Unduly puffed with pride,
because it chanced their number equalled ours,
stupid sisters, hither to engage
in wordy contest, fared through many towns;--
through all
Haemonia and Achaia came
to us, and said;--

'Oh, cease your empty songs,
attuned to
dulcet numbers, that deceive
vulgar, untaught throng. If aught is yours
of confidence, O
Thespian Deities
contend with us: our number equals yours.
We will not be defeated by your arts;
nor shall your songs prevail.

World English Bible Proverbs 1: [17] For in vain is the net spread in the sight of any bird: [18] But these lay wait for their own blood. They lurk secretly for their own lives. [19] So are the ways of everyone who is greedy for gain. It takes away the life of its owners. [20] Wisdom calls aloud in the street. She utters her voice in the public squares. [21] She calls at the head of noisy places. At the entrance of the city gates, she utters her words: [22] "How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity?

How long will mockers delight themselves in mockery, And fools hate knowledge?

[23] Turn at my reproof. Behold,

I will pour out my spirit on you.
I will
make known my words to you.

God IS pure or Holy (wholly) Spirit. Therefore, what God speaks through His Christ or Word IS Spirit.

He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true. John 3:33

For he whom God hath sent
speaketh the words of God:
for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. John 3:34

[24] Because I have called, and you have refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no one has paid attention; [25] But you have ignored all my counsel, And wanted none of my reproof; [26] I also will laugh at your disaster. I will mock when calamity overtakes you; [27] When calamity overtakes you like a storm, When your disaster comes on like a whirlwind; When distress and anguish come on you. [28] Then will they call on me, but I will not answer. They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me;

[29] Because they hated knowledge, And didn't choose the fear of Yahweh.

[30] They wanted none of my counsel. They despised all my reproof.

And all the people that heard him, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John. Luke 7:29

But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him. Luke 7:30

[31] Therefore they will eat of the fruit of their own way, And be filled with their own schemes. [32] For the backsliding of the simple will kill them. The careless ease of fools will destroy them. [33] But whoever listens to me will dwell securely, And will be at ease, without fear of harm."

Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, 2Pe.3:3

Empaiktes (g1703) emp-aheek-tace'; from 1702; a derider, i.e. (by impl.) a false teacher: - mocker, scoffer.

How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. Ju.1:18

Empaizo (g1702) emp-aheed'-zo; from 1722 and 3815; to jeer at, i.e. deride: - mock.

And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again. Mt.20:19

But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows, Mt. 11:16

Paidarion (g3808) pahee-dar'-ee-on; neut. of a presumed der. of 3816; a little boy: - child, lad.

Pais (g3816) paheece; perh. from 3817; a boy (as often beaten with impunity), or (by anal.) a girl, and (gen.) a child; spec. a slave or servant (espec. a minister to a king; and by eminence to God): - child, maid (-en), (man) servant, son, young man.

And saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented. Mt.11:17

They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.

agorah'; from ageiro, (to gather; prob. akin to Lu.7:32 1453); prop. the town-square (as a place of public resort); by impl. a market or thoroughfare: - market (-place), street

Calling is:

Prosphoneo (g4377) pros-fo-neh'-o; from 4314 and 5455; to sound towards, i.e. address, exclaim, summon: - call unto, speak (un-) to.

Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath. Pro 29:8

Lacown (g3944) law-tsone'; from 3887; derision: - scornful (- ning).

How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? Pr.1:22

Wherefore hear the word of the Lord, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem. Is.28:14

Luwc (h3887) loots; a prim root; prop. to make mouths at, i. e. to scoff; hence (from the effort to pronounce a foreign language) to interpret, or (gen.) intercede: - ambassador, have in deriion, interpreter, make a mock, mocker, scorn (-er, -ful), teacher.

Isa 28:23 Give ye ear, and hear my voice; hearken, and hear my speech.

Isa 28:24 Doth the plowman plow all day to sow? doth he open and break the clods of his ground?

Isa 28:25 When he hath made plain the face thereof, doth he not cast abroad the fitches, and scatter the cummin, and cast in the principal wheat and the appointed barley and the rie in their place?

Isa 28:26 For his God doth instruct him to discretion, and doth teach him.

Isa 28:27 For the fitches are not threshed with a threshing instrument, neither is a cart wheel turned about upon the cummin; but the fitches are beaten out with a staff, and the cummin with a rod.

Isa 28:28 Bread corn is bruised; because he will not ever be threshing it, nor break it with the wheel of his cart, nor bruise it with his horsemen.

28:28NIV Grain must be ground to make bread; so one does not go on threshing it forever. Though he drives the wheels of his threshing cart over it, his horses do not grind it.

It is not just the "speakers in tongues" which are condemned but anyone who peaks what everyone already knows: Isocrates Antidosis 83 states that:

"while those who occupy themselves with oratory, seeing that most subjects have been seized upon and used by others before them, are in the opposite case;

for if they repeat the same things which have been said in the past,
they will be regarded as shameless babblers,

and if they seek for what is new, they will have great difficulty in finding it. That is why I stated that, while both are entitled to your praise, they are the more entitled to it who are able to execute the harder task.

Isa 28:29 This also cometh forth from the Lord of hosts, which is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in working.

Isaiah 29 uses images parallel to Isaiah 28. He begins:

WOE to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelt add ye year to year; let them kill sacrifices. Isaiah 29:1

Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and sorrow: and it shall be unto me as Ariel. Isaiah 29:2

And I will camp against thee round about, and will lay siege against thee with a mount, and I will raise forts against thee. Isaiah 29:3

And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust. Isaiah 29:4

When Jerusalem rejected the Word of God He punished them by forcing them to speak in the various tongues of men and even animals. This was turning them over to the pagan practices of trying to force a message from God from a crack in the rocks or a hole in the ground over which they had stretched a drum head.

The familiar spirit is from the Hebrew:

Owb (h178) obe; from the same as 1 (appar. through the idea of prattling a father's name); prop. a mumble, i. e. a water-skin (from its hollow sound); hence a necromancer (ventriloquist, as from a jar): - bottle, familiar spirit.

This is identical to the nebel usually made from animals "which died of themselves" and were therefore polluted. It has the identical meaning of Paul's "sounding brass" in 1 Corinthians 13 where he warned against speaking in tongues.

By peeping and murmuring into the hollow wineskin the witch of Endor was practicing ventriloquism which she then interpreted as the voice of the dead. She was as much surprised as Saul when Samuel spoke.

The contest was always the same: seek direct knowledge from God through cheeping, muttering or speaking in tongues in the manner of the pagans or trust God and His Word:

And when they shall say unto you, Seek (worship or inquire from) unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards (conjurers) that peep (chirp like a bird), and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead? Isaiah 8:19

To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. Isaiah 8:20

11:57: time out for lunch. More later.

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