Isaiah 66

 Isaiah 66:1 Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool:
        where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?

Strong Delusions produce Lying Wonders
See Matthew 28 CENI versus LYING WONDERS.

God did not command kings, kingdoms, temples, animal sacrifices or the priests and musicians who are still the pattern for what often passes as "Christian."

See Proof that God never commanded the Sacrificial System
Acts 7:41 And they made a calf in those days,
        and offered sacrifice unto the idol,
        and rejoiced in the works of their own hands.
Euphrainō , Ep. euphr-, fut. Att.155.12, Pi.I.7(6).3
II. Pass., make merry, enjoy oneself,  Xen. Sym. 7.5
ai. mēkhanēn, in the theatre, Antiph.191.15; so “epi tas mēkhanas katapheugousi theous
4. take up and bear, as a burden, “moronA.Pers.547; “athlonS.Tr.80; “algosA.R.4.65.
2. raise by words, hence, praise, extol, E.Heracl.322, etc.; ai. logō to exaggerate, D.21.71.
panta sophismata kai pasas m. epepoiēkee es autous DareiosHdt. 3.152; mēkhanais Dios by the arts of Zeus,
sophistōn m.Pl.Lg.908d

Plat. Laws 908d
For whereas the one class will be quite frank in its language about the gods and about sacrifices and oaths,  and by ridiculing other people will probably convert others to its views, unless it meets with punishment, the other class, while holding the same opinions as the former, yet being specially “gifted by nature'' and being full of craft and guile, is the class out of which are manufactured many diviners and experts in all manner of jugglery; and from it, too, there spring sometimes tyrants and demagogues and generals, and those who plot by means of peculiar mystic rites of their own, and the devices of those who are called “sophists.” Of these there may be many kinds;

Sophis-tēs , ou, ho, A. master of one's craft, adept, expert, of diviners, Hdt.2.49; of poets, “meletan sophistais prosbalonPi.I.5(4).28, cf. Cratin.2; of musicians, “sophistēs . . parapaiōn khelun [turtle harp] A.Fr.314, cf. Eup.447, Pl.Com. 140; sophistē Thrēki (sc. Thamyris) E.Rh.924, cf. Ath.14.632c: with modal words added, “hoi s. tōn hierōn melōn” (religious melody) “Apollōnidē sophistē
Magga^n-eia , , A. trickery, esp. of magical arts, Pl.Lg.908d; magganeiai kai epōdai ib.933a; “periapta kai m.Ph.2.267, Gal.11.792; “tēs Kirkēs m.

Proof of being a CHURCH in violent opposition to an EKKLESIA.

Epōdē , Ion. and poet. epa^oidē , ,
A.  song sung to or over: hence, enchantment, [burden] spell,epaoidē d' haima..eskhethonOd.19.457, cf. Pi.P.4.217 ; “ou pros iatrou sophou thrēnein epōdas pros tomōnti pēmatiS.Aj. 582 ; of the Magi, Hdt.1.132 ; “meliglōssois peithous epaoidaisinA.Pr. 174, cf. S.OC1194 ; “epōdas epadeinX.Mem.2.6.10 sq.; “epōdais haliskesthaiAnaxandr.33.13; “oute pharmaka..oud' au epōdaiPl.R. 426b ; thusiai kai e. ib.364b ; “tas thusias kai teletas kai tas e.Id.Smp.202e, etc.: c. gen. obj., charm for or against..,toutōn epōdas ouk epoiēsen patērA.Eu.649.
II.apptly., = epōdos 11,
Pharma^kon  paiōniaA.Ag.848; “khrēsimon” cf. Apoc.9.21.
Manti^s , Sibulla:— diviner, seer, prophet, of Apollo and Cassandra, of the Pythian priestess

Paul cast out a pyrhian spirit.
Pind. I. 6 Just as we mix the second bowl of wine when the men's symposium is flourishing,
here is the second song of the Muses for Lampon's children and their athletic victories:
first in Nemea, Zeus, in your honor they received the choicest of garlands,

Luke 16.19 "Now there was a certain rich man, and he was clothed in purple and fine linen, living in luxury every day.

Xen. Sym. 7.[5] However, these questions also fail to promote the same object that wine does; but if the young people were to have a flute accompaniment and dance figures depicting the Graces, the Horae,1 and the Nymphs, I believe that they would be far less wearied themselves and that the charms of the banquet would be greatly enhanced.”

“Upon my word, Socrates,” replied the Syracusan, “you are quite right; and I will bring in a spectacle that will delight you.”

1 Or, the Seasons. Or it may be used here in the Homeric sense of the maidens who kept the cloud gate of Heaven.

Outlawed as self-pleasure in Romans 15 so that the assembly could speak "that which is written for our learning with one mind and one mouth."
Acts 7:44 Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the wilderness,
        as he had appointed, speaking unto Moses, that he should
        make it according to the fashion that he had seen.
Acts 7:45 Which also our fathers that came after brought in with Jesus into the possession of the Gentiles,
        whom God drave out before the face of our fathers, unto the days of David;
Acts 7:46 Who found favour before God,
        and desired to find a tabernacle for the God of Jacob.
        But Solomon built him an house. Acts 7:47
        Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet, Acts 7:48
Acts 7:49 Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool:
        what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest?

Acts 7:50 Hath not my hand made all these things?
Acts 7:51 Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears,
        ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.
Isaiah 66:2 For all those things hath mine hand made, and those things have been,
         saith the LORD: but to this man will I look,
         even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit,
         and trembleth at my word.

No mortal has the slightest thing to contribute to the work of God which is to supply elders with the resources to feed the flock and help them conform to the image of Christ.  Then and now the warning is against people who think that THEY are ordained to replace the Word of Christ with their own songs, sermons and legalistic acts trying to instruct or appease God:
2Peter 3:3 Knowing this first,
        that there shall come in the last days scoffers,
        walking after their own lusts,
Empaig-ma , atos, toA. jest, mocking, delusion, LXX Is.66.4; magikês empaigmata technês

Paizō , prop., play like a child, sport, “ de th' hama Numphai . . agronomoi paizousi
4. play on a musical instrument , h.Ap.206: c. acc., “Pan ho kalamophthogga paizōnAr.Ra.230; dance and sing, Pi. O.1.16.
5. play amorously, “pros allēlousX.Smp.9.2; “meta tinosLXX Ge.26.8; of mares,  
The almost universal definition of hell is to MARK those whom God is driving into hell to the sounds of wind, string and percussion instrumnents. These are the same instruments Lucifer the singing and harp-playing prostitute brought into the garden of Eden when she/he was cast as profane (the halal-chalal-lucifer word).  See Isaiah 33 where Christ in spirit spoke of these same people who are used as a patternism to claim that "a" spirit told THEM to impose instrumental praise.

Isaiah 66:3 He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb,
        as if he cut off a dog’s neck;
        he that offereth an oblation, as if he offered swine’s 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.
I.  To allure from the right path, to entice away, to seduce (only ante-class.): me Apollo ipse delectat, ductat Delphicu
carminibus,Hor. Od. 4, 1, 23; cf. “iambis (with gaudere carmine),id. Ep. 2, 2, 59 et passim: “interea cum Musis nos delectabimus aequo animo,
Mūsa , ae, f., = Mousa, I. a muse, one of the goddesses of poetry, music, and the other liberal arts. The ancients reckoned nine of them, viz.: Clio, the muse of history; Melpomene, of tragedy; Thalia, of comedy; Euterpe, of the flute; Terpsichore, of dancing; Calliope, of epic poetry; Erato, of lyric poetry; Urania, of astronomy; Polyhymnia, of the mimic art, Aus. Idyl
me magis de Dionysio delectat,Cic. Q. Fr. 2, 13 fi
quam delectabat eum defectiones solis et lunae multo ante nobis praedicere,
That's what Christ said through Isaiah:

Isa 1:11 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the Lord:
.......... I am full of the burnt offerings of rams,
.......... and the fat of fed beasts;
.......... and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats.

Nolo I would not, I could wish not:, I am sorry for it, without my consent, against my will,

Isa 1:12 When ye come to appear before me,
.......... who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts?

Isa 1:13 Bring no more vain oblations;
.......... incense is an abomination unto me;
.......... the new moons and sabbaths,
.......... the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with;
.......... it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.

Isa 1:14 Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth:
.......... they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.

Isa 1:15 And when ye spread forth your hands,
.......... I will hide mine eyes from you:
.......... yea, when ye make many prayers,
.......... I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.

Isa 1:16 Wash you, make you clean;
.......... put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes;
.......... cease to do evil;

That's what Christ said through Jeremiah.

> Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel;
       Put your burnt offerings unto your sacrifices, and eat flesh. Jeremiah 7:21

> For I spake NOT unto your fathers, nor commanded them
        in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt,
       concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices: Jeremiah 7:22

 > But this thing commanded I them, saying,
       Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people:
       and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you,
       that it may be well unto you. Jeremiah 7:23

> But they HEARKENED NOT, nor inclined their ear,
       but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart,
       and went backward, and not forward. Jeremiah 7:24

Most preachers will say that God DID COMMAND sacrifices and sacrifricial music or noise.

God had abandoned Isreal at Mount Sinai because of musical idolatrty: he turned them over to worship the starry host and sentenced them to return to  beyond Babylon.

Isaiah 66:4 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.

That is the Command Example Inference: you get no choice
H8586 ta‛ălûl tah-al-ool' From H5953 ; caprice (as a fit coming on), that is, vexation; concretely a tyrant:—babe, delusion Alal (h5953) glean, mock,

Illūdo 1. To scoff or mock at, to make a laughing-stock of, to ridicule,
ipsa praecepta (rhetorum),Cic. de Or. 1, 19, 87:
voces Neronis, quoties caneret,Tac. A. 14, 52Plane
plănus , i, m., = planos, I. a juggler, impostor, cheat (class.; cf. “erro): ille planus improbissimus,Cic. Clu. 26, 72: fracto crure planum attollere
căno , cĕcĭni, cantum (ancient I. [select] imp. cante = canite,
2. Of the faulty delivery of an orator, to speak in a sing-song tone: “inclinată ululantique voce more Asiatico canere,
C. Transf., of the instruments by which, or (poet.) of the places in which, the sounds are produced, to sound, resound: “canentes tibiae,Cic. N. D. 2, 8, 22: “maestae cecinere tubae,Prop. 4 (5), 11, 9. 
C. Since the responses of oracles were given in verse, to prophesy, foretell, predict.
However, the Godly people will honor the Word of God as it is written for our learning.

In the final "cycle" or packet of time the Jesus mockers will repeat the pattern of mocking His commands to be baptized and promote instrumental music which they known in their wicked heart will silence the Word of Jesus.
-Prospaizô2. abs., sport, jest3. laugh at, make fun or sport ofsing to the gods, sing in their praise or honour, 2. banter, tous rhêtoras

-Pl.Epin.980b Plato Epinomis, or Nocturnal Council: Athenian
[980b] and honoring the gods, with high tribute of his hymns and affluence throughout the period of his own life. (aion)

-Paig-ma , atos, to,, sport, lôtoshotan . . paigmatabremêi whene'er the pipe sounds its sportive strains, E.Ba.161(lyr.); Ludia p. luras

-Empaizô A. -xomaiLXXHb.1.10: pf. empepaikha ib.Nu.22.29:— mock at, mock, “tiniHdt.4.134; “tinaPCair.Preis.3.10 (iv A.D.): abs., S.Ant.799:—Pass., “psukhē hupo . . sōmatōn kai pragmatōn empaizomenē.
2. euphem. in mal. part., LXXJd. 19.25.
3. Pass., to be deluded, Ev.Matt.2.16, AP10.56.2 (Pall.), Vett.Val.16.14;
        to be defrauded, of the revenues, Cod.Just.1.34.2.
II. sport in or on, “hōs nebros khloerais e. leimakos hēdonais E.Ba. 866 (lyr.); tois khoroisin e. to sport in the dance, Ar.Th.975; “ gumnasiōLuc.Lex.5.
2Th. 2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
2Th. 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish;
        because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
2Th. 2:11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion,
        that they should believe a lie:

Opĕrātĭo , ōnis, f. operor, A religious performance, service, or solemnity, a bringing of offerings: operationes

Pla^n-aō , of reports, travel abroad, polla . . emporōn epē philei p. S.OC 304.
2.wander in speaking, “p. en logōHdt.2.115; digress, “p. apo tou logouPl.Plt.263a.
5.  to be in doubt or at a loss
6. in forensic Rhet., khrōmata peplanēmena, metathesis pep., of alternative pleas, Hermog. Stat.3.
7. to be misled, “hupo phōnēs koinotētosPhld.Sign.7; tais homōnumiais ib.36.
Phōn-eō , (phōnē) 4. of a musical instrument, sound, E.Or.146 (lyr.); of sounds, hēdu phōnein sound sweetly, Plu.2.1021b; but brontē ph. it has a voice, is significant, X.Ap.12.
Mendācĭum , ii, n. mendax,
I. a lie, untruth, falsehood
Esp., a fable, fiction (opp. historic truth): “poëtarum,
Isaiah 66:5 Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at his word;
        your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name’s sake, said,
         Let the LORD be glorified:
         but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.
John 12:42 Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him;
        but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him,
        lest they should be put out of the synagogue:
When you hear these people taking music into the reality of the Holy Place:

Isaiah 66:6 A voice of noise from the city, a voice from the temple,
         a voice of the LORD that rendereth recompence to his enemies.

Musical idolatry was the sin at Mount Sinai: God abandoned the Levi tribe to worship the starry host.  However, not in Jerusalem or the vilest pagan temple would singers or players go into the covered holy places under penalty of death. Therefore MARK of God carrying out the driving into hell process is:
Vox oratio'st eloquent speech ŭlŭlo , āvi, “theatrum ita resonans,
ŭlŭlo , āvi,(halal) B.  Transf., of places, to ring, resound, re-echo with howling: “penitusque cavae plangoribus aedes Femineis ululant,Verg. A. 2, 488: “resonae ripae,Sil. 6, 285: “Dindyma sanguineis Gallis,
Gallus , A. Galli , ōrum, m., the priests of Cybele, so called because of their raving, m., a priest of Cybele, Mart. 3, 81; 11, 74; cf. Quint. 7, 9, 2: “resupinati cessantia tympana Galli,Juv. 8, 176.—And satirically (on account of their emasculated condition),
Of or belonging to the priests of Isis, Gallic: “turma,the troop of the priests of Isis, Ov. Am. 2, 13, 18.
siderā excantata voce Thessalā,incantation, id. Epod. 5, 45:
sayings, maxims, doctrines, Hor. Ep. 1, 1, 34; cf.: “populum falsis Dedocet uti Vocibus,id. C. 2, 2, 21: “deripere lunam vocibus,with charms, incantations, i
Excanto I. to charm out or forth, to bring out by enchantment (not in Cic. or Caes.), Varr. ap. Non. 102, 11; Lucil. and Plaut. ib.; * Prop. 3, 3, 49 (4, 2, 49 M.); * Hor. Epod. 5, 45; Luc. 6, 686; 9, 931: QVI FRVGES EXCANTASSIT, i. e. had removed them by enchantment into another field, Tab. XII. ap. Plin. 28, 2, 4, § 17
Peter MARKS those who will be Cast Alive into the "Lake of Fire" which is outside the city of the new Jerusalem

Isaiah 66:7 Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man child.

Isaiah 66:8 Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things?
        Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day?
        or shall a nation be born at once?
         for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.

Isaiah 66:9 Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? saith the LORD:
        shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? saith thy God.

Isaiah 66:10 Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all ye that love her:
        rejoice for joy with her, all ye that mourn for her:

Isaiah 66:11 That ye may suck, and be satisfied with the breasts of her consolations;
        that ye may milk out, and be delighted with the abundance of her glory.

Isaiah 66:12 For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river,
        and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream:
        then shall ye suck, ye shall be borne upon her sides, and be dandled upon her knees.

Isaiah 66:13 As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you; and ye shall be comforted in Jerusalem.

Isaiah 66:14 And when ye see this, your heart shall rejoice, and your bones shall flourish like an herb:
         and the hand of the LORD shall be known toward his servants,
        and his indignation toward his enemies.

Isaiah 66:15 For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind,
         to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire.

Isaiah 66:16 For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh:
        and the slain of the LORD shall be many.

Isaiah 66:17 They that sanctify themselves, and purify themselves in the gardens behind one tree in the midst, eating swine’s flesh, and the abomination, and the mouse, shall be consumed together, saith the LORD.

Con-sūmo , B. n partic., of food, to eat, consume, devour
1.  In gen., to consume, devour, waste, squander, annihilate, destroy, bring to naught, kill.

a. Of inanimate things: “faciat quod lubet: Sumat, consumat, perdat,
Consume other peoples patrimony: patrimonium per luxuriam,Cic. Rosc. Am. 2, 6: “bona paterna,Quint. 3, 11, 13; 3, 11, 16:
Consume—Of time, to spend, listening to:horas multas saepe suavissimo sermone,Cic. Fam. 11, 27, 5
Consume precando Tempora cum blandis verbis, to waste or lose time and words in supplications, Ov. M. 2, 575:
Consume spiritus,id. 11, 3, 53 or inspiration of God by following the spirit of Abaddon, Apollyon.
Spīrĭtusa). Sing.: “quoslibet occupat artus Spiritus,Ov. M. 15, 167; Tac. A. 16, 34: spiritum Phoebus mihi, Phoebus artem Carminis dedit, poetic spirit or inspiration, Hor. C. 4, 6, 29

Matt. 23:4 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne,
        and lay them on men's shoulders;
        but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.

5412.  phortizo, for-tid´-zo; from 5414; to load up (properly, as a vessel or animal), i.e. (figuratively) to overburden with ceremony (or spiritual anxiety):  lade, by heavy laden. Pphthalmon encumbering of the eyes.

phort-izô , load, load them with burdens, encumber the eyes, ophthalmos
Phort-izô   Ev.Luc.11.46; perissêi dapanê  ph. ta koina A massive burden
A.  Perissos A.beyond the regular number or size, prodigious, 2.out of the common, extraordinary, strange, II. more than sufficient, superfluous, 2. in bad sense, superfluous, useless, poetry,
B.  Dapan-ê  A. cost, expenditure,Hes.Op.723
Daphne of the chorodidaskal-os A. trainer of the chorusorgeônikos,

Daphne of the Bachanalia also called Dionysia, in GrecoRoman religion, any of the several festivals of Bacchus (Dionysus), the wine god. They probably originated as rites of fertility gods. The most famous of the Greek Dionysia were in Attica and included the Little, or Rustic, Dionysia, characterized by simple, oldfashioned rites; the Lenaea, which included a festal procession and dramatic performances; the Anthesteria, essentially a drinking feast; the City, or Great, Dionysia, accompanied by dramatic performances in the theatre of Dionysus, which was the most famous of all; and the Oschophoria ("Carrying of the Grape Clusters").

C.  koina   4. in magical formulae, of words added at will by the user, 'and so forth', Pap., PMag.Osl.1.255, PMag.Par.1.273, al.; koina hosa theleis ib.2.53; ho k. logos PMag.Lond.46.435 ; cf. koinologia. VII. of forbidden meats, common, profane,

Phortos , ho, ( [pherô] ) A. load, freight, cargo, Od.8.163, 14.296, Hes.Op. 631, Hdt.1.1, S.Tr.537, and later Prose, as PEnteux.2.11 (iii B. C.), Plu.Marc.14, Luc.VH1.34; epoiêsanto me ph., expld. as pepragmateumai, prodedomai [pay in advance], phortos gegenêmai, Call.Fr.4.10P.; ph. erôtos, of Europa on the bull, Batr.78, cf. Nonn.D.4.118.

Poieo , 3. of sacrifices, festivals, etc., celebrate 4. after Hom., of Poets, compose, write, comedies, tragedies, write poetry, represent in poetry. 


Eros 2. object of love or desire, aprosiktoi erates Pi.N.11.48 , cf. Luc.Tim.14. 3. passionate joy, S.Aj.693 (lyr.). IV. name of the kleros Aphrodits, [Zoe] Cat.Cod.Astr.1.168 ; = third klêros, Paul.Al.K.3 ; one of the topoi, Vett.Val.69.16.

Kleros 3. egacy, inheritance, heritable estate, 4. Astrol., certain degrees in the zodiac connected with planets and important in a nativity. III. of the Levites

Kuneos shameless, unabashed Kunikos, sophistai
master of one's craft, adept, expert, of diviners, Hdt.2.49; of poets,, musicians, harp players, quibbler, cheat, rhetoricians 

Kunikos II.Kunikos, ho, Cynic, as the followers of the philosopher Antisthenes were called, from the gymnasium

The Levites were musicians under the Worship of the Starry host.

Charizesthai erastais Pederasty musicians, odes, Mousa paidikee, which are mere play for him. A nomos for cinaedi by a Sybarite Hemitheon is mentioned by Lucian adv. ind. 23 (cf. Pseudo-Lucian 3).

Eros ,  Alex.Aet.3.12 , AP9.39 (Musicius) : in Ep. and Lyr. usu. eros (q. v.) : (heramai, eraô A):--love, mostly of the sexual passion, thêlukratês e. A.Ch.600 (lyr.) ; erôs' erôt' ekdêmon E.Hipp.32 ; e. tinos love for one, S.Tr.433 ; paidôn E. Ion67

Xenophon, in Symp. 8.32, say that pederasty was the usual custom in Elis and Thebes, and Plato adds that charizesthai erastais was not considered dishonorable because the people there were too inarticulate to persuade with words.

II. Att., vulgar stuff, rubbish, balderdash,Ar.Pax748 (anap.) Pl.796.

Aristophanes, Peace Undoubtedly the comic poet who [735] mounted the stage to praise himself in the parabasis would deserve to be handed over to the sticks of the beadles. Nevertheless, oh Muse, if it be right to esteem the most honest and illustrious of our comic writers at his proper value, permit our poet to say that he thinks he has deserved a glorious renown. First of all, he is the one who has compelled his rivals no longer [740] to scoff at rags or to war with lice; and as for those Heracleses, always chewing and ever hungry, he was the first to cover them with ridicule and to chase them from the stage; he has also dismissed that slave, whom one never failed to set weeping before you, [745] so that his comrade might have the chance of jeering at his stripes and might ask, Wretch, what has happened to your hide? Has the lash rained an army of its thongs on you and laid your back waste?  After having delivered us from all these wearisome  [750] constructed of fine phrases, great thoughts and of jokes not common on the streets

Aristophanes, Plutus

Do you refuse these gifts?

[795] I will accept them at your fireside, as custom requires. Besides, we shall thus avoid a ridiculous scene; it is not meet that the poet should throw dried figs and dainties to the spectators; it is a vulgar trick to make them laugh.Wife 
[800]  You are right. Look! yonder's Dexinicus, who was already getting to his feet to catch the figs as they flew past him.
Matt. 23:5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men:
        they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,
Matt. 23:6 And love the uppermost rooms at feasts,
        and the chief seats in the synagogues,
Matt. 23:7 And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.

Matthew 23:14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
Mark 12:40 Which devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation.
Isaiah 1:31 The mighty man will become tinder and his work a spark; both will burn together, with no one to quench the fire.

Isaiah 66:18 For I know their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues;
        and they shall come, and see my glory.

Isaiah 66:19 And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that escape of them unto the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, to Tubal, and Javan, to the isles afar off, that have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and they shall declare my glory among the Gentiles.

Isaiah 66:20 And they shall bring all your brethren for an offering unto the LORD out of all nations upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and upon mules, and upon swift beasts, to my holy mountain Jerusalem, saith the LORD, as the children of Israel bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of the LORD.

Isaiah 66:21 And I will also take of them for priests and for Levites, saith the LORD.

Isaiah 66:22 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain.

Isaiah 66:23 And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another,
        and from one sabbath to another,
        shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD.

Sabbath means REST: God gave the seventh day as a REST day to quarantine them from all of the pagan, sun god worship on the seventh day.  The Israelite people were not commanded to do works such as animal sacrifices:

Isa 1:12 When ye come to appear before me,
.......... who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts?

Isa 1:13 Bring no more vain oblations;
.......... incense is an abomination unto me;
.......... the new moons and sabbaths,
.......... the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with;
.......... it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting.

Worship was to speak to God in prayer and listen to Him speak through His word. The word means to adore or hold in reverence. Loud noise is absolutely forbidden.

Habakkuk 2:19 Woe unto him that saith to the wood,
        Awake; to the dumb stone, Arise, it shall teach! Behold, it is laid over with gold and silver,
         and there is no breath at all in the midst of it.
Habakkuk 2:20 But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

Hebrews 12:26 Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying,
        Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.
Hebrews 12:27 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken,
        as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
Hebrews 12:28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace,
         whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
Hebrews 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire.

Those who REST from the loud noise and burning of the sacrificial system will still be able to see superstitious people unable to trust Jesus Christ to do the work and teaching performing the same riguals using the same curse to justify their hard bondage.

Isaiah 66:24 And they shall go forth,
        and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me:
        for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched;
        and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.

Isaiah 66:24 And they shall go forth,
        and look upon the carcases of the men
        that have transgressed against me:
        for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; [never satisfied]
        and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.

Cădāver A corpse among other things means the dead body of a person: this person is being destroyed BODY and SOUL.  However, this says nothing about their spirit.

Prae-vārĭcor , To walk crookedly in the discharge of one's duty, not to act uprightly; esp. of an advocate who is guilty of collusion with the opposite party, to make a sham accusation or defence, to collude, prevaricate:

Mŏrĭor , mortŭus, 3 ( of things, to die away, decay, to wither away, pass away, to vanish, lose its strength, etc.; “of members of the body: id quod supra vinculum est, moritur,loses its vitality

1. Lit.: “sanguine tauri poto mortuus concidit,Cic. Brut. 11, 43.—Prov.: “mortuum esse alicui, to be dead to one, to wish to have nothing further to do with him, Plaut. Cist. 3, 15.—
2. Transf. a. Of persons, faint, overwhelmed: “cum tu, quod tibi succederetur, exsanguis et mortuus concidisti,Cic. Pis. 36, 88.—
Esp. (eccl. Lat.), dead, without spiritual life: nomen habes quod vivas et mortuus es,Vulg. Apoc. 3, 1: “fides sine operibus mortua est,id. Jac. 2, 26; cf. id. Eph. 2, 1;
Here are some of the carcasses--without a holy spirit--you will see in almost all religionism.

Revelation 3:1 And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.
Vox oratio'st eloquent speech ŭlŭlo , āvi, “theatrum ita resonans,
ŭlŭlo , āvi,(halal) B.  Transf., of places, to ring, resound, re-echo with howling: “penitusque cavae plangoribus aedes Femineis ululant,Verg. A. 2, 488: resonae ripae,Sil. 6, 285: “Dindyma sanguineis Gallis,
Gallus , A. Galli , ōrum, m., the priests of Cybele, so called because of their raving, m., a priest of Cybele, Mart. 3, 81; 11, 74; cf. Quint. 7, 9, 2: “resupinati cessantia tympana Galli,Juv. 8, 176.—And satirically (on account of their emasculated condition),
Of or belonging to the priests of Isis, Gallic: “turma,the troop of the priests of Isis, Ov. Am. 2, 13, 18.
If you mock Jesus about baptism you have abandoned the only thing Jesus commanded by which He would give you A holy spirit: without that holy spirit or A good conscience, you will not be able to read black text on brown paper and people will look at your carcase as you are delusioned into believing that you can supply your own spirit.
Ephesians 2:1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
Ephesians 2:3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
Hell or the garbage pit in Jerusalem and most cities were places where the most evil people went as opposed to a grave as symbolic of rest.  This was a TYPE of the future punishment because anniahilated dead people could care less where you dumped their bodies.

Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner,
giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh,
set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. Ju.1:7

And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city,
which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified. Re.11:8


Revelation 17:1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials,
        and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither;
        I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:
Revelation 17:2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication,
        and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.
Revelation 17:3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness:
        and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast,
        full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
Revelation 17:4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour,
        and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls,
        having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
Revelation 17:5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

The whore is Cybele or Isis worshipped at Mount Sinai and in many pagan religious centers.  In Revelation 18. John wrote to people in a coded language but they would be able to see the religious meaning in the plays they had attended as part of their education.
Lucretius (98 - c. 55 BC): The Worship of Cybele
Wherefore great Mother of gods, and Mother of beasts,
And parent of man hath she alone been named.
Her hymned the old and learned bards of Greece....
Do name Idaean , giving her
Escort of Phrygian bands, since first, they say,
Rev. 17:4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:

From out those regions 'twas that grain began
Through all the world. To her do they assign
The Galli, the emasculate, since thus
They wish to show that men who violate
The majesty of the Mother and have proved
Ingrate to parents are to be adjudged
Unfit to give unto the shores of light
A living progeny. The Galli come:

When Attis, spurious woman, had thus chanted to her comity, the chorus straightway shrills with trembling tongues, the light tambour booms, the concave cymbals clang, and the troop swiftly hastes with rapid feet to verdurous Ida.

Then raging wildly, breathless, wandering, with brain distraught, hurries Attis with her tambour, their leader through dense woods, like an untamed heifer shunning the burden of the yoke: and the swift Gallae press behind their speedy-footed leader
Rev. 18:14 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.

THUS hath the Lord God shewed unto me: and behold a basket of summer fruit. Amos 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. Amos 8:2

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

For dogs have compassed me: the assembly [multitude, swarm] of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet. Ps.22:16

And hollow cymbals, tight-skinned tambourines
Resound around to bangings of their hands;
The fierce horns threaten with a raucous bray;
The tubed pipe excites their maddened minds
Rev. 18:22 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;
In Phrygian measures; they bear before them knives,
Wild emblems of their frenzy, which have power
The rabble's ingrate heads and impious hearts
To panic with terror of the goddess' might.
Rev. 18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.
Rev. 18:24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.  See Sorcerers above

Familiar spirit: Sorcerers or necormancers, who professed to call up the dead to answer questions, were said to have a “familiar spirit” (Deut. 18:11; 2 Kings 21:6; 2 Chr. 33:6; Lev. 19:31; 20:6; Isa. 8:19; 29:4). Such a person was called by the Hebrews an ’ob, which properly means a leathern bottle; for sorcerers were regarded as vessels containing the inspiring demon. This Hebrew word was equivalent to the pytho of the Greeks, and was used to denote both the person and the spirit which possessed him (Lev. 20:27; 1 Sam. 28:8; comp. Acts 16:16). The word “familiar” is from the Latin familiaris, meaning a “household servant,” and was intended to express the idea that sorcerers had spirits as their servants ready to obey their commands.

Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

VĕnēfĭcĭumII. [select] The preparation of magic potions, magic, sorcery: subito totam causam oblitus est: “idque veneficiis et cantionibus Titiniae factum esse dicebat,

Cantĭo , ōnis, f. cano, lit. a singing, playing; hence meton. abstr. pro concr..
I. A song (rare; “mostly ante-class.),Plaut. Stich. 5, 4, 25; 5, 5, 19; 5, 6, 8; Suet. Ner. 25; “of birds,App. Flor. 2, p. 349, 11; Fronto ad Ver. 1 (cf. cantatio).—
II. An incantation, charm, spell, Cato, R. R. 160: “subito totam causam oblitus est, idque veneficiis et cantionibus Titiniae factum dicebat,Cic. Brut. 60, 217; App. M. 1, 10, p. 106, 27.
dīco , xi4. To describe, relate, sing, celebrate in writing (mostly poet.): “tibi dicere laudes,Tib. 1, 3, 31; so, laudes Phoebi et Dianae, Hor. C. S. 76: “Dianam, Cynthium, Latonam,id. C. 1, 21, 1: “Alciden puerosque Ledae,id. ib. 1, 12, 25: “caelestes, pugilemve equumve,id. ib. 4, 2, 19: “Pelidae stomachum,id. ib. 1, 6, 5: “bella,id. Ep. 1, 16, 26; Liv. 7, 29: “carmen,Hor. C. 1, 32, 3;

Carmen , ĭnis, n. (old form cas-men , Varr. L. L. p. 86 Bip.) [Sanscr. çasto declaim, praise; cf.: camilla, censeo],
I. a tune, song; poem, verse; an oracular response, a prophecy; a form of incantation (cf.: cano, cantus, and canto).
5. A magic formula, an incantation: MALVM, Fragm. XII. Tab. ap. Plin. 28, 2, 4, § 17; cf. “Fragm. XII. Tab. 8, 1, a. ap. Wordsw. Fragm. and Spec. p. 260: polleantne aliquid verba et incantamenta carminum,Plin. 28, 2, 3, § 10:

To Circe:
Kirkē, the daughter of the Sun and of Perse or Perseis, sister of Æetes, a sea-nymph, distinguished for her magic arts, whose abode, after her flight from Colchis, was said to be in the region of the promontory of Circeii, in Latium, magical, poisoning, Prop. 2, 1, 53

Revelation 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.


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