Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: Revelation 14

Revelation 14: Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. Re.14:15

See the symbolism of voices LIKE harps and LIKE thunder and other sounds.

Summary

The words for MELODY are not derived from MUSICAL IDEAS:

And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned (h2167), nor digged; but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain (The Word of God) upon it. Is.5:6

Pruned: Zamar (h2167) zaw-mar'; a prim. root [perh. ident. with 2168 through the idea of striking with the fingers]; prop. to touch the strings or parts of a musical instrument, i. e. play upon it; to make music, accompanied by the voice

The sickle was a curved bronze or iron blade: you could prune the vines so that the remainder produced good grapes or you could beat on it like a musical instrument or cymbal.

Zamar (h2168) zaw-mar'; a prim. root [comp. 2167, 5568, 6785]; to trim (a vine): - prune.

Is. 17:10 Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation,
        and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength,
        therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plants,
        and shalt set it with strange slips:

Strange Slips: h2168 putting a branch to the nose while worshiping the rising sun.  

Under the Achaemenids, music served an important function  in worship as well as in courtly entertainment. The bas-reliefs clearly depict groups of singers, players of trigonal harps (chang) accompanied by large tambourines, as well as long necked lutes and double-flutes

The location of this picture (Tyre, Lebanon) places it outside a Zoroastrian  setting. However that is simply the place it was found, not necessarily its point  of origin. The date Dumbrill cites, 1500-1000 BC,  places it at the very beginnings of the religion and well within the context of the traditions that preceded it. The man looks uncannily like a Zoroastrian priest holding baresman (bundle of twigs held by an officiating priest) and tending a fire. The musically noteworthy element in this image is the depiction of a woman possibly playing a drum next to the fire. Also, the presence of the seven celestial bodies is directly Zoroastrian in nature.  The House of Song, Raiomond Mirza.

Zemar (h2170) zem-awr'; from a root corresp. to 2167; instrumental music: - musick.

An Example
: That at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the golden im that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up: Da.3:5

WHO is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save. Isa 63:1

Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat? Isa 63:2 

I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment. Isa 63:3

Gath (h1660) gath; prob. from 5059 (in the sense of treading out grapes); 

Nagan
(h5059) naw-gan'; a prim. root; prop. to thrum, i. e. beat a tune with the fingers; espec. to play on a stringed instrument; hence (gen.) to make music: - player on instruments, sing to the stringed instruments, melody, ministrel, play (-er, -ing..

And it shall come to pass in that day, that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one king: after the end of seventy years shall Tyre sing as an harlot. Isa 23:15
..........Take an harp, go about the city, thou harlot that hast been forgotten; make sweet melody, sing many songs, that thou mayest be remembered  Is.23:16
For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come. Isa 63:4

And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me. Isa 63:5

And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle. Rev 14:17
.........And another angel came out from the altar,
........ which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry
........ to him that had the sharp sickle [to pluck], saying,
........ Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth;
........ for her grapes are fully ripe. Revelation 14:18
And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. Revelation 14:19
 Isaiah Addresses God's Use of Musical Instruments to Punish.

Not among the Jews at the temple and not even in the VILEST pagan temples did the SINGERS or MUSICIANS ever enter into the "presence of the gods."

The Holy Place was a carnal type of the spiritual church of Christ. Among the Jews and in the most vile pagan temples the MUSICIANS who made NOISE performed in the COURT YARD.

The synagogue was always a CIVILIAN type of the Holy Place with the light of the "seven spirits" of knowledge and prayers.

No synagogue had singers even as they cantillated both prose and the poetic BIBLICAL TEXT. No synagogue was every vile enough to have musical instruments because they had no SACRIFICIAL COURT YARD with an altar.

The church of Christ according to Paul sees SPEAKING or preaching the Biblical Text to one another in the Holy Place, the breaking of bread and offering personal prayers.

Since worship is IN SPIRIT or in the human mind as the Most Holy Place, we worship God by MEDITATING on the Word in our own heart which is the ONLY place to meet God.

That means NOISE during communion deliberately attempts to silence the human spirit.

The church could never have singers in the MUSIC sense or instruments as the anti-type of the Holy Place without being more polluted than the Holy Place in Jerusalem or the vilest pagan temple.

We have found no pagan temples where singing or instruments ever went into the holy precincts.

This is consistent with the fact that ALL musical terms and names of instruments are related to polluting, prostituting or making war.

Most or all MUSICAL terms have a connection to the wine press where naked males danced to the beat of instrumental music.

In several of the MUSICAL terms there is an intimate connection between HARMONY (the gift of Apollo [666] as Satan) and THRUSTING IN THE SICKLE to TAKE YOUR INHERITANCE.

When Israel ROSE UP TO PLAY at Mount Sinai they engaged in the singing, dancing, playing instruments, feasting and sexual perversion just after promising to keep the BOOK OF THE COVENANT as a covenant of Grace. God TURNED THEM OVER to worship the STARRY HOST of whom SATURN (masculine) and Venus or Lucifer (feminine) were important. In Egypt this was the TRIAD of Osiris, Isis and Horus worshiped under the bull calf image.

In response to their PRAYER to borship the Astrial deities, God gave them the LAW OF MOSES and later a human king to carry out the sentence and lead them BEYOND BABYLON.

Saturn: Beginning and End Time 666

Saturn comes at the end of time and bears the sickle. His wife was Ops, means "bounty," for life (Zoe). Therefore, God presents HIMSELF as a FATHER rather than a mother and Jesus as a SON rather than a daughte. See the meaning of the Holy Spirit as a Dove.

Musical worship to the extreme has followed closely on the heals of trying to be ecumenical with Catholics and by INVENTING in our lifetime the radical concept that the Godhead is a committee or family of three independant gods.

The Pope's Jubilee 2000 led up to by yearly festivals FOR THE ATONEMENT was the signal and beginning with the spread of the JUBILEE and NEW WINESKIN symbols of idolatry, the musical and hostile takeover has risen from Sheol to which God sentenced the original king/queen of Babylon with his/her musical instruments.

Making the Holy Spirit into a separated person demands that the spirit be a SHE. She is Zoe, Eve, Venus (Lucifer) etc.

"The bearing of all this upon the question of the identification of Cybele and Astarte, or Venus, is important. Fundamentally, there was but one goddess--the Holy Spirit, represented as female, when the distinction of sex was wickedly ascribed to the Godhead, through a perversion of the great Scripture idea,

that all the children of God are at once begotten of the Father, and born of the Spirit;

and under this idea, the Spirit of God, as Mother, was represented under the form of a dove, in memory of the fact that that Spirit, at the creation, "fluttered"--for so, as I have observed, is the exact meaning of the term in Genesis 1:2--"on the face of the waters."

This goddess, then, was called Ops, "the flutterer," or Juno, "The Dove,"

or Khubele, "The binder with cords," which last title had reference to "the bands of love, the cords of a man" (called in Hosea 11:4, "Khubeli Adam")... that the Romans joined the two terms Juno and Khubele--or, as it is commonly pronounced, Cybele--together; and on certain occasions invoked their supreme goddess, under the name of Juno Covella--that is, "The dove that binds with cords." Hislop, The Two Babylons

Musical Worship or Bowing to Baal is worship of the feminine goddesses:

"Cybele's was identified by the Romans with the goddesses Maia, Ops, Rhea, Tellus, and Ceres. In all of her aspects, Roman, Greek, and Oriental, the Great Mother was characterized by essentially the same qualities. Most prominent among them was her universal motherhood. She was the great parent not only of gods

but also of human beings and beasts.
She was called the
Mountain Mother, and special emphasis was placed on her maternity over wild nature; this was manifested by the orgiastic character of her worship.

Her mythical attendants, the Corybantes, were wild, half-demonic beings. Her priests, the galli, castrated themselves on entering her service.

These people were eleminted when the Law demanded that:

No one who has been emasculated by crushing or cutting may enter the Deutassembly of the LORD. Deut 23:1

The Bible and all of Classical history and the church fathers see the use of musical performers in connection with religion as the role for effeminate or homosexul males. The PLAY at Mount Sinai, the perverted PLAY they forced on Samson and the naked dance of David was the wild circular dance to the beat of music.

The effect, was to PRUNE YOUR VINE in the clergy of Baal and Asherah:

"The self-mutilation was justified by the myth that her lover, the fertility god Attis, had emasculated himself under a pine tree, where he bled to death. At Cybele's annual festival (March 15-27), a pine tree was cut and brought to her shrine, where it was honoured as a god and adorned with violets considered to have sprung from the blood of Attis. On March 24, the "Day of Blood,"

her chief priest, the archigallus, drew blood from his arms and offered it to her
to the
music of cymbals, drums, and flutes,while the lower clergy whirled madly and slashed themselves to bespatter the altar and the sacred pine with their blood (Britannica)

Musical Worship or at Mount Sinai

For though they had mockingly rejected him who long before had been cast out and exposed, at the end of the events they marveled at him,

for their thirst was not like that of the righteous. Wisdom of Solomon 11:14 -
In return for their foolish and wicked thoughts, which
led them astray to worship irrational serpents and worthless animals,thou didst send upon them a multitude of irrational creatures to punish them, Wisdom of Solomon 11:15 -

that they might learn that one is punished by the very things by which he sins. Wisdom of Solomon 11:16 -

"Stephen supplies this name. Their place of exile was in fact, as he states, "beyond Babylon," in Halah and Habor by the river Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes (2Ki 17:6; compare here Am 1:5 4:3 6:14). The road to Assyria lay through "Damascus." It is therefore specified, that not merely shall they be carried captives to Damascus, as they had been by Syrian kings (2Ki 10:32,33 13:7),

but, beyond that, to a region whence a return was not so possible as from Damascus.

They were
led captive by Satan into idolatry, therefore God caused them to go captive among idolaters. Compare 2Ki 15:29 16:9 Isa 8:4, whence it appears Tiglath-pileser attacked Israel and Damascus at the same time at Ahaz' request (Am 3:1).

A primary Wandering Star connected with Satan's teaching the youth how to steal worship from God with mixed-sex choirs, instrumental music, wine and perverted sexuality.

Musical "worship" was an end-of-grace MARK in all dispensations.

Saturn was most important and the number of his name is 666.

Martin Luther called the Organ the insign or MARK of Baal. However, Christ is the MARK of the Christian. When the musical idolaters were slain, their Levite brothers had no trouble identifying them: suppose they were MARKED?

Strabo Geography [10.3.10] And on this account Plato, and even before his time the Pythagoreians, called philosophy music; and

they say that the universe is constituted in accordance with harmony,
assuming that every form of music is the work of the gods.
And in this sense, also, the
Muses are goddesses,
and
Apollo is leader of the Muses,
and
poetry as a whole is laudatory of the gods.

And branch-bearing, choral dancing, and initiations are common elements in the worship of these gods. As for the Muses and Apollo 
the Muses (female pastors) preside over the choruses,
whereas
Apollo presides both over these and the rites of divination.

But all educated men, and especially the musicians, are ministers of the Muses;

and both these and those who have to do with divination are ministers of Apollo;
and the
initiated and torch-bearers and hierophants, of Demeter; and the Sileni and Satyri and Bacchae, and also the Lenae and Thyiae and Mimallones and Na´des and Nymphae and the beings called Tityri, of Dionysus.

-10.3.11] In Crete, not only these rites, but in particular those sacred to Zeus, were performed

along with orgiastic worship and
with the
kind of ministers who were in the service of Dionysus, (Coroi, youth) mean the Satyri (Gender-bent musical Pan types).

These ministers they called "Curetes," young men who executed movements in armour, accompanied by dancing, as they set forth the mythical story of the birth of Zeus; in this they introduced Cronus as accustomed to swallow his children immediately after their birth,

and Rhea as trying to keep her travail secret and, when the child was born, to get it out of the way and save its life by every means in her power; and to accomplish this it is said that

she took as helpers the Curetes, who, by surrounding the goddess with tambourines and similar noisy instruments and with war-dance and uproar,

were supposed to strike terror into Cronus and without his knowledge to steal his child away; and that, according to tradition, Zeus was actually reared by them with the same diligence; consequently the

Curetes, either because,
being young
, that is "youths," they performed this service, or because they "reared" Zeus "in his youth" (for both explanations are given), were accorded this appellation (Curo-trophein), as if they were Satyrs, so to speak,

in the service of Zeus. Such, then, were the Greeks in the matter of orgiastic worship. 

Saturn and Christmas or Saturday

"I begin with Saturn, whom the Greeks call Kronos, which is almost the same as their word for Time (Khronos), and so from the earliest ages they have said that He is the God of Time. He is the Son of Heaven and Earth, Uranus and Gaea,

and became King of the Gods
when His mother
gave Him the sickle to castrate His father
They
landed in the sea, and Venus (Lucifer, Sophia- Zoe) was born of the froth churned from Heaven's seed, and so from that time all generation has been according to Her law, that is, by the intercourse of male and female. 
"Saturn's sickle or scythe is a sign of harvest, which means that everything must be cut down at its proper Time, as He cut short His father's generative activity, and as in turn His reign was cut off by Jupiter. Saturn began in Babylonia and the Chaldee number of his/ HER name, STUR, is 666.

The Ancient Near Eastern texts and the rise of Sophia and Zoe is a way to emasculate the MALE Godhood. Zoe was the superior sister to the mindless logos. They forced the males to form MUSICAL WORSHIP TEAMS to worship the female goddess.

"As a king in Italy He was older and wiser, and when His Time came again, He knew it, and secretly left the land. It is said that to this day "He lies in a magic sleep on a secret island near Britain, and at some future Time

"(perhaps in the Reign of the Virgin), He will return to inaugurate another Golden Age. De Saturno

The "golden age".

"The Roman Saturnalia was later considered to be like a "temporary return to the golden age". The story is that Saturn is buried somewhere and is only asleep, and that in the future, he will awake and return, in order to launch a new "golden age". (Yes, the concept "new age" actually comes from that also, believe it or not.)

"Now, there have been different eras of history which have been called "golden age". But since this is about the Roman saturnalia, we must look at things Roman. The "golden age" of old Rome began during Augustus' reign. The Roman poet Virgil (Vergilius) wrote is his fourth "Eclogue" about "a great order of the ages" being born anew.

Verg. Ecl. 4 POLLIO 

muses of Sicily, essay we now
a somewhat loftier task! Not all men love
coppice or lowly tamarisk: sing we woods,
woods worthy of a Consul let them be.
Now the last age by Cumae's Sibyl sung
has come and gone, and the majestic roll
of circling centuries begins anew:
justice returns, returns old Saturn's reign,
with a new breed of men sent down from heaven.
Only do thou, at the boy's birth in whom
the iron shall cease, the golden race arise,
befriend him, chaste Lucina; 'tis thine own
apollo reigns. And in thy consulate,
this glorious age, O Pollio, shall begin,
and the months enter on their mighty march.
Under thy guidance, whatso tracks remain
of our old wickedness, once done away,
shall free the earth from never-ceasing fear.
He shall receive the life of gods, and see
heroes with gods commingling, and himself

While the virgins identified as the 144000 watch, the final reaping takes place in the earth. You should remember that the primary sin of Lucifer or Satan as the fallen angel was to use his beauty and talent to try to steal the worship from God.

He is said to have been the NACHASH or serpent or musical enchanter in the garden of Eden. There, he used his enchanting power to wholly seduce Eve.

As the SATURN or STUR (666) age comes to an end he will again use his beauty, talent and musical ability to seduce people before Jesus comes

In mythology as Jupiter was the "light" Jesus comes as light into the world as true light. The REAPING agents are not just accidental nor did they have any choice in the matter. Jesus picks them like the locusts Apollo (the musician) release to reap:

And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle. Revelation 14:14

As the mocking, musical priests tried to triumph over Jesus and some offered him sour wine, the Greek for SHARP means ACID or SOUR WINE or vinegar. The true God will turn the sickle upon Satan and his agents of change:

Ocus (g3691) ox-oos'; prob. akin to the base of 188 ["acid"]; keen, by anal. rapid: - sharp, swift.

Ocos (g3690) ox-os, from 3691; vinegar, i.e. sour wine: - vinegar.

And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar, Lu.23:36

How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the Lord had shut them up? Deut 32:30

For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges. Deut 32:31

For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter: Deut 32:32

Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps. Deut 32:33

As SATURN used his sickle to musically TAKE THE INHERITANCE of the Jews by PRUNING THEIR VINES, Jesus will turn his sickle upon him to CUT OFF those who had served as his ministers or angels:

And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. Revelation14:15

So he who was seated on the cloud swung his sickle over the earth, and the earth was harvested. Revelation 14:16

And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe. Rev 14:18

And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. Re 14:19

A sickle is:

Drepanon (g1407) drep'-an-on; from drepo, (to pluck); a gathering hook (espec. for harvesting): - sickle

But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come. Mk.4:29

The separation of the wheat from the tares or children of Satan is done at the harvest. Therefore, while we doubt that those with differing MARKS will be separated with a literal sickle, it is important to understand the prophetic connection between the sickle and musical instrument: one used to take your physical inheritance by pruning your vines and the other to take your spiritual inheritance.

Satan used music to TAKE ONE'S INHERITANCE by pruning their vines. This was a musical term speaking of blowing the flute, polluting or prostituting.

We have pointed out in another review of the musical term NAGAN that it is related to the SERPENT and to sexual immorality.

And at that time came Joshua, and cut off the Anakims from the mountains, from Hebron, from Debir, from Anab, and from all the mountains of Judah, and from all the mountains of Israel: Joshua destroyed them utterly with their cities. Jos 11:21

There was none of the Anakims (Long-necked Giants) left in the land of the children of Israel: only in Gaza, in Gath, and in Ashdod, there remained. Jos.11:22

A Wine Press was important at Gath:

The GIANT defeated by David was from GATH. Gath was a Philistine city and means:

Gath (h1660) gath; prob. from 5059 (in the sense of treading out grapes); a wine-press (or vat for holding the grapes in pressing them): - (wine-) press (fat).

This word is derived from the connection between treading out the grape and playing musical instruments. In all societies, the minstrels usually sold more than music.

Nagan (h5059) naw-gan'; a prim. root; prop. to thrum, i. e. beat a tune with the fingers; espec. to play on a stringed instrument; hence (gen.) to make music: - player on instruments, sing to the stringed instruments, melody, ministrel, play (-er, -ing..

> Nagan is used of the King of Tyre (Isa 23:16) as a type of Lucifer in the garden of Eden: the serpent or Nachash or musical enchanter. The "song of the prostitute" uses the word NAGAN.

> It is used in Ezekiel 33 to prove that singing and instruments was a way to pollute Ezekiel and God. Nagan is used to prove that they would not obey God's Words.

> Nagan is used in Psalmn 33:3 to MAKE A LOUD NOISE.

> Nagan is used in connection with Elisha causing Jehoshaphat to DESTROY the FRUIT and flocks he wanted to TAKE AWAY and STOP UP ALL THE WELLS. (2 Kings 3:14)

> Nagan is used in connection with God's driving Saul into self-destruction. While the PLAYING soothed Saul's evil spirit he tried to pin David to the wall with a spear.

> Nagan IS NEVER USED in connection with the temple or worship.

Because the nation of Israel refused to PRUNE out the dead wood with a literal sickle, they turned to drinking up their food supply and turning their religious rituals into drinking wine and playing instrumental music. As a result, the youth starved to death for lack of the Word and went into captivity and death. Also in Amos 5, 6 and 8 musical worship is seen as the cause of DRYING UP the water of the word. The people hungered and thirsted for the Word while the leaders were playing instruments, engaging in sexuality even in their temple and drinking up the food supply of the poor.

Consistent with ALL musical terms in the entire Bible, the roots of terms and instruments are derived from already- existing concepts. For instance, when instruments came along they were just as powerful as a pruning hook.

In fact a bronze or iron pruning hook could emit a musical tone when you STRUCK IT.

The words for MELODY are not derived from MUSICAL IDEAS:

And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned (h2167), nor digged; but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain (The Word of God) upon it. Is.5:6

Pruned: Zamar (h2167) zaw-mar'; a prim. root [perh. ident. with 2168 through the idea of striking with the fingers]; prop. to touch the strings or parts of a musical instrument, i. e. play upon it; to make music, accompanied by the voice

The sickle was a curved bronze or iron blade: you could prune the vines so that the remainder produced good grapes or you could beat on it like a musical instrument or cymbal.

Zamar (h2168) zaw-mar'; a prim. root [comp. 2167, 5568, 6785]; to trim (a vine): - prune.

Zemar (h2170) zem-awr'; from a root corresp. to 2167; instrumental music: - musick.

> Zemar or Zamar are not used of the temple or worship but:

That at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up: Da.3:5

Another word for PRUNING- HOOK

Another "MUSICAL" word means to PRUNE your vines to TAKE YOUR INHERITANCE:

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.

> Sing and praise was the Warriors Chant:

And when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten. 2Chr.20:22

The word for PRUNING- HOOK

Mazmerah (h4211) maz-may-raw'; from 2167; a pruning-knife: - pruning-hook.

Zamar (h2167) zaw-mar'; a prim. root [perh. ident. with 2168 through the idea of striking with the fingers]; prop. to touch the strings or parts of a musical instrument, i. e. play upon it; to make music, accompanied by the voice

 

Which is derived from:

Mizmowr (h4210) miz-more'; from 2167; prop. instrumental music; by impl. a poem set to notes: - psalm.

For afore the harvest, when the bud is perfect, and the sour grape is ripening in the flower,
..........he shall both cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks, and
..........take away and cut down the branches. Is.18:5

They shall be left together unto the fowls of the mountains, and to the beasts of the earth: and the fowls shall summer upon them, and all the beasts of the earth shall winter upon them. Isa 18:6

As with psallo, the plucking or Hebrew pruning concept has no meaning unless you define WHAT is to be plucked or pruned. The antlered animal or HORNED animal was the symbol of fertility or fruitfulness. It should come as no surprise that the ancients played, sanged and performed imitative magic through sexual intercourse with the AGENT of the gods seeking more lambs or children. In the identical way the rationale for modern musical worship is always to "save more souls" or to attract more contributors. The "horns" of the BEAST in Revelation representing Satan are defined as musical instruments.

The "beast" in Revelation is defined as PAN. He is the half goat man with horns or antlers. His "horns" are defined as musical instruments. They are the "aids" which assists each "little horn" to rise up to the mountains:

Pan had a positive side that was portrayed as the laughing, lusty lover and musician; this side of Pan was called "pangenitor" the all-begetter. But like all the Gods of Nature He had a shadow side as well. In this form He is called "panphage" the all-devourer and as such He was perceived as a dangerous protector of the Wilderness. The word "panic" itself derives from Pan; for in this form He could cause sudden irrational wild fear. This dark side of Pan and his rampant sexuality were looked on with such horror and disgust by the Medieval Christian Church that some of their images of the devil were given the horns, hooves and ithyphallic appearance of the Greek God. Nevertheless, images of Pan in His European guise of Robin Goodfellow continued to be the focus of joyous rural celebrations well into the 16th century CE.

As Apollo [Abaddon or Apollyon] he is the FAR SHOOTER. Strabo says:

Men believe that Apollo directs all this, he says, some believing that the god himself assumes a bodily form, others that he transmits to human beings a knowledge of his own will.

[12] A little further on, when discussing who the Delphians were, he says that in olden times certain Parnassians who were called indigenous inhabited Parnassus; and that at this time Apollo, visiting the land, civilized the people by introducing cultivated fruits and cultured modes of life; and that when he set out from Athens to Delphi he went by the road which the Athenians now take when they conduct the Pythias; and that when he arrived at the land of the Panopaeans he destroyed Tityus, a violent and lawless man who ruled there; and that the Parnassians joined him and informed him of another cruel man named Python and known as the Dragon,

and that when Apollo shot at him with his arrows the Parnassians shouted "Hie Paean" to encourage him

(the origin, Ephorus adds, of the singing of the Paean which has been handed down as a custom for armies just before the clash of battle);

and that the tent of Python was burnt by the Delphians at that time, just as they still burn it to this day in remembrance of what took place at that time.

But what could be more mythical than Apollo shooting with arrows and punishing Tityuses and Pythons, and travelling from Athens to Delphi and visiting the whole earth?

Much of the Bible sees various forms of humanity as ANIMALS. Evil people even before the FALL were BEASTS with whom Adam could have had as a mate. However, these were the product of fallen angels where Satan used mixed-sex choirs, sexual perversion, instrumental music and wine to seduce the Holy Sethites off the mountain of the Living Word of God.

Therefore, when the pruning hook or sickle or musical instruments separates those with the MARK of the Word from those with the MARK of SATURN as music (666) the dead wood are turned over to the BEASTS and they just consume the vineyard built by others. The true VINEYARD often has to find more fertile ground.

Charismatic Religion to Prune the Vines:

Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Jn.15:2

Jesus died to destroy the BURDEN laded by the clergy. This burden is defined as "spiritual anxiety created by religious ritual." This is not the CAUSE of unfaithfulness but the MARK of rejecting the Word. You may have an ADAM type in your pulpit but if he is a BEAST he is there pouring out God's wrath upon you:

Airo (h142) ah'ee-ro; a prim. verb; to lift; by impl. to take up or away; fig. to raise (the voice), keep in suspense (the mind); spec. to sail away (i.e. weigh anchor); by Heb. [comp. 5375] to expiate sin: - away with, bear (up), carry, lift up, loose, make to doubt, put away, remove, take (away, up).

The Hebew word NASA means to be lifted up:

And it shall come to pass in the day that the Lord shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve, Isaiah 14:3

That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased! Isaiah 14:4

The Lord hath broken the staff of the wicked, and the sceptre of the rulers. Isaiah 14:5

He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none hindereth. Isaiah 14:6

The word SERVE is:

Abad (h5647) aw-bad'; a prim. root; to work (in any sense); by impl. to serve, till, (caus.) enslave, etc.: - * be, keep in bondage, be bondmen, bond-service, compel, do, dress, ear, execute, / husbandman, keep, labour (-ing man), bring to pass, (cause to, make to) serve (-ing, self), (be, become) servant (-s), do (use) service, till (-er), transgress [from margin], (set a) work, be wrought, worshipper.

This word has the same meaning as Abaddon or Apollon in Revelation or Apollo among the Greeks. Apollo is the father of twanging bow strings and "singing" arrows, musical harmony, thieves and liars.

Abaddown (h11) ab-ad-done'; intens. from 6; abstr. a perishing; concr. Hades: - destruction.

Abad (h6) aw-bad'; a prim. root; prop. to wander away, i. e. lose oneself; by impl. to perish (caus. destroy): - break, destroy (- uction), / not escape, fail, lose, (cause to, make) perish, spend, * and surely, take, be undone, * utterly, be void of, have no way to flee.

When Israel's elders demanded a king LIKE THE NATIONS the word points directly to the nations under Babylonian control or influence. Their purpose, as God saw it, was to be able to worship like the nations.

One prophesy was that the king would take the TITHE and hire a huge ministry staff of his friends. He would also take the young men to make and use INSTRUMENTS OF CHARIOTS. These were musical instruments to force people to worship the king as he drove through their midst.

Before he died, David fulfilled this prophecy: these instrumentalists were to be under the king and commanders of the army and not under God or the priests:

David (secular KING), together with the commanders of the army, set apart some of the sons of Asaph, Heman and Jeduthun for the ministry of prophesying, accompanied by harps, lyres and cymbals. Here is the list of the men who performed this service: 1 Chron 25:1

The Hebew word NASA means to be lifted up is used by Ezekiel as he warned the nation about music as a way to ignore the Words of God:

Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. O ye house of Israel, I will judge you every one after his ways. Eze.33:20
Wherefore say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Ye eat with the blood, and
lift up your eyes toward your idols, and shed blood: and shall ye possess the land? Eze. 33:25

Say thou thus unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; As I live, surely they that are in the wastes shall fall by the sword, and him that is in the open field will I give to the beasts to be devoured, and they that be in the forts and in the caves shall die of the pestilence. Ezek 33:27

For I will lay the land most desolate, and the pomp of her strength shall cease; and the mountains (Har as in Armageddon) of Israel shall be desolate, that none shall pass through. Ezek 33:28

Then shall they know that I am the Lord, when I have laid the land most desolate because of all their abominations which they have committed. Ezek 33:29

Also, thou son of man, the children of thy people still are talking against thee by the walls and in the doors of the houses, and speak one to another, every one to his brother, saying, Come, I pray you, and hear what is the word that cometh forth from the Lord. Ezekiel 33:30

And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people,
..........and they hear thy words,

..........but they will not do them:
for with their mouth they shew much love (egeb),
..........but their heart goeth after their covetousness. Ezekiel 33:31
And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely (egeb h5690) song of one
..........that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument:
..........for they hear thy words,
..........but they do them not. Ezekiel 33:32

Inordinate or sexual love is related to the ORGAN or pipe which means to "pollute."

And his brothers name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ. Ge.4:21

The organ is
Uwgab
(h5748) oo-gawb'; or uggab oog-gawb'; from 5689 in the orig. sense of breathing; a reed-instrument of music: - organ

To teach others to HANDLE these instruments is the Hebrew means WITHOUT AUTHORITY:

Taphas (h8610) taw-fas'; a prim. root; to manipulate, i. e. seize; chiefly to capture, wield; spec. to overlay; fig. to use unwarrantably: - catch, handle, (lay, take) hold (on, over), stop, * surely, surprise, take.

Remember that HELL word where Solomon had his "music grove"?

Topheth (h8611) to'-feth; from the base of 8608; a smiting, i. e. (fig.) contempt: - tabret.

Taphaph (h8608) taw-faf'; a prim. root; to drum, i. e. play (as) on the tambourine: - taber, play with timbrels.

The MUSIC code is absolute: it always tells God "we will not listen to YOUR word."

They take the timbrel and harp, and rejoice at the sound (sing, shout) of the organ (h5748) . Jb.21:12

Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways. Job 21:14

The place of eternal fires and maggots:

Tophtheh (h8613) tof-teh'; prob. a form of 8611; Tophteh, a place of cremation: - Tophet.

And the Lord shall cause his glorious voice to be heard, and shall shew the lighting down of his arm, with the indignation of his anger, and with the flame of a devouring fire, with scattering, and tempest, and hailstones. Isa 30:30

For through the voice of the Lord shall the Assyrian be beaten down, which smote with a rod. Isa 30:31

And in every place where the grounded staff shall pass, which the Lord shall lay upon him, it shall be with tabrets and harps: and in battles of shaking will he fight with it. Isa 30:32

For Tophet is ordained of old; yea, for the king it is prepared; he hath made it deep and large: the pile thereof is fire and much wood; the breath of the Lord, like a stream of brimstone, doth kindle it. Isa 30:33

Again these singers and players of musical instruments are defined by a word quite identical to h2490 above relating to playing the flute, polluting and prostituting. Play is:

Nagan (h5059) naw-gan'; a prim. root; prop. to thrum, i. e. beat a tune with the fingers; espec. to play on a stringed instrument; hence (gen.) to make music: - player on instruments, sing to the stringed instruments, melody, ministrel, play (-er, -ing..

Which is related to:

Naga (h5060) naw-gah'; a prim. root; prop. to touch, i. e. lay the hand upon (for any purpose; euphem., to lie with a woman); by impl. to reach (fig. to arrive, acquire); violently, to strike (punish, defeat, destroy, etc.): - beat, (* be able to) bring (down), cast, come (nigh), draw near (nigh), get up, happen, join, near, plague, reach (up), smite, strike, touch.

The meaning of SATURN is to tell you the nature of 666.

He is the STARY GOD worshiped by Israel as they rose up in musical play at Mount Sinai, worshiped by Israel in the North and by the Jews in the south as Molech used to sacrifice children in the fires trying to get a new ORACLE using loud instrumental music.

This is the god worshipped by all of the moderns who hear "a" spirit tell them that God commands instrumental praise and we MUST NOT be disobedient. Perhaps as strong delusions God has commanded them through delusions to perform lying wonders which includes all of the performing arts CLAIMING to be worshiping God when in fact they ar worshipping Satan.

"Hell was born just outside the walls of Jerusalem, in the Valley of Ben Hinnom. The prophet Jeremiah dubbed this " the Valley of Slaughter" (Jeremiah 19:6) because so many children were immolated here in a deep pit known as the Tophet -- " Place of Fire." Even kings of Judah burned their sons and daughters at this Tophet. Eventually, the sacrifices ceased. But the memory remained, as the Valley of Ben Hinnom was turned into Gehenna, the Hebrew word for " Hell," where sinners suffered the eternal torment of fire."

God turned the Israelites over to worship the Egyptian Triad of Egypt: Osiris, Isis and Horus. Their symbol was APIS the living bull calf MARKED in Egypt. The bull was literally worshiped with music and under the MARK of the golden calf at Mount Sinai.

It was this MUSICAL IDOLATRY which caused God to break the ten commandments which were never restored in their original form. This broke the COVENANT OF GRACE and turned the nation over to the LAW OF MOSES. The much later "musical" noise making Levites were to keep the common people OUT OF THE PRESENCE OF GOD.

The Holy Place was a type of the church of Christ. No singer or musician could enter this as either type, in the synagogue or the later church. This is why Paul insisted that the assembly (synagogue) TEACH ONE ANOTHER with "that which is written" as the ONLY way to glorify God (Rom 15).

This fulfilled the role of church as HOLY PLACE which provided only for the BREAD, the Menorah representing the teaching of the "seven spirits" of Godly knowledge and the individual prayers as an approach to God.

The HOLY PLACE as typical of the Throne of God is replaced by worship in the HUMAN SPIRIT which is solely between the worshiper and God. No one can go with us into our own spirit or mind and no MUSICIAN can enter.

Musicians in the LIKE THE NATION'S TEMPLE had the role of "mocking" the sacrifice our in the court where they musically mocked Jesus as prophesied by Psalm 41.

Any clergy singer or musician which attempted to enter the CHURCH or the HUMAN SPIRIT would have been run through with the sword. Any modern attempt means that the musicians and FACILITATORS Have run themselves into the Sword of the Spirit.

The beginning time and ending time CULLING will be by the SATURN (666) types with their sickle or musical instrument used by God to take all of the offenders out of His Body.

The ASSYRIANS are called THE TALLEST TREES IN EDEN (Ezk 31). They are pictured much like the musical Lucifer who seduced Eve as the Musical Enchanter. Therefore, God described how He would REAP the Assyrians:

Must ye always rejoice, and go into my holy places continually, as they that keep a feast? and must ye go with a pipe, as those that rejoice into the mountain of the Lord, to the God of Israel Isaiah 30:29 LXX

The LORD will cause men to hear his majestic voice and will make them see his arm coming down with raging anger and consuming fire, with cloudburst, thunderstorm and hail. Isaiah 30:30

The voice of the LORD will shatter Assyria; with his scepter he will strike them down. Isaiah 30:31

Every stroke the LORD lays on them with his punishing rod will be to the music of tambourines and harps, as he fights them in battle with the blows of his arm. Isaiah 30:32

Topheth has long been prepared; it has been made ready for the king. Its fire pit has been made deep and wide, with an abundance of fire and wood; the breath of the LORD, like a stream of burning sulfur, sets it ablaze. Isaiah 30:33

As the king of Babylon a type of Lucifer:

Thy pomp (triumph) is brought down to the grave (Sheol), and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms (maggots) cover thee. Isaiah 14:11

I know that they will promise you NEW WINE from NEW WINESKINS much better than that old Water of The Word. But the WINE theme along with musical instruments may be God allowing Saturn (666) to use the sickle or musical instruments to LAY ON STROKES of God as His punishing Rod.

Give it a thought and click here for more of Isaiah 30 to prove that MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS have always been the BEAST people refusing to listen to the WORDS of God, or God driving them into Topheth with MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS which always had a role in warfare.

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