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SEEK HIS FACE
Seeking Yahweh means seeking His presence. “Presence” is a common translation of the Hebrew word “face.” We are to seek His “face.” This is 'The Way' of having access to God.
He is always present with His children in the sense of His covenant commitment, His promise made with Abraham. “Behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age”. Isaac was dedicated to Yahweh on the altar, and his children through Jacob are the Anointed.
When He’s Not with Us
But there is a sense in which God’s presence is not with us always. For this reason, the Bible repeatedly calls us to “seek Yahweh . . . seek His presence continually.” God’s manifest, conscious, trusted presence is not our constant experience. There are seasons when we become neglectful of God and give Him no thought. When we sin, or stray from The Way, we are no longer in His Presence. Yahweh teaches us to “have no fellowship with unrighteousness”, the same applies to Him regarding us. But when we 'seek His face' He will make Himself known. The first step is acknowledge, repent and conform.
His face — His Presence — is hidden behind the curtain of our carnal desires. This condition is always ready to overtake us. The flesh is constantly against the Spirit. That is why we are told to “seek His presence continually.” God calls us to enjoy continual consciousness of His supreme greatness and His promises and covenants, and blessings of obedience, and His Word.
What It Means to Seek
This happens through “seeking.” Continual seeking. But what does that mean practically? Both the Old and New Testaments say it is a “setting of the mind and heart” on God. It is the conscious fixing or focusing of our mind’s attention and our heart’s affection on God.
It is more than “Just Believing”.
The Bible is a history book of our race. The White race, as the word Adam comes from the Hebrew word awdawm, which is defined as rosey, ruddy, to show blood in the face, able to blush, and also described in scripture as fair and white as snow, un-mixed, pure, blameless.
The Jews are descendants of Cain and of Esau. They are the literal children of the Devil (John 8:44). They are NOT Israelites. They are counterfeit impostors, liars and deceivers.
The descendants of Jacob/Israel are the children of his 12 sons which make up the White Nations of the world today. Queen Elizabeth II is the reigning seed of the tribe of Judah, and she is a white woman. The heraldry and symbols of the white nations of Europe and America are directly related to the tribes of Jacob.
Our Bible is our history, our ancestors, our heritage, our people and our God. We were planted on this earth to build the Kingdom of Righteousness (God, Heaven). We have the Spirit (DNA) of Yahweh and the duty as children of Yahweh to imitate and follow the example that Yahshua Christ demonstrated. When we practice His example, we are SEEKING HIS PRESENCE.
A Conscious Choice
This setting of the mind is the opposite of mental coasting. It is a conscious choice to direct the heart, mind and actions toward God and our brethren. This is what Paul prays for the 'ecclesia', which is the body of Christ, the obedient group of the Anointed: “May the Prince direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ”. It is a conscious effort on our part. “Many are called, few are chosen.” Not everybody has 'eyes to see and ears to hear', that comes from Yahweh. It is up to us to put ourselves in position to be chosen. This is done by SEEKING HIS PRESENCE.
We must make a conscious choice to examine what we are believing in.
Obstacles to Avoid
There are endless obstacles that we must get around or go through in order to see Him clearly, and so that we can be in the light of His presence.
A major contributor to leading our people astray are today's “churches” and denominations. They teach Judeo-Christianity, which is the religion of Judaism, which is NOT Christianity. The Pharisees and Sadducees of Christ's time were Jews that infiltrated the Israelite priesthood and changed the laws of Moses into their 'traditions of men'. Today's “Christianity” is NOT scriptural Christianity. This is easily and clearly demonstrated by studying the original words and meanings from the Hebrew and Greek.
Avoid taking your preacher's word or your “churches” doctrine over Yahweh's Word. There are many “preachers” that are just repeating what they have been taught. Ezekiel warns us in chapter 13 that these repeated lies are 'untempered mortar'. Our enemies create a foundation of false doctrine that appears to be truth, then those lies are taught to the lazy, gullible and unlearned, and they add to that by repeating those lies, generation after generation since the days of the Pharisees, when Christ called them out on it, especially in John chapter 8.
Avoid “Just believing”, and other false teachings such as 'the rapture', 'the law was done away with', the OT is about the Jews and the NT is about “the church”, that you are a 'Gentile' and the Jews are Israel, that everyone came from Adam, that you are 'saved' already 'and by your own declaration'. That the KJV is the word of God (there are over 23,000 mistranslations, errors, additions and changes in the KJV, and it is just another revision of revision after revision).
There are 26 words that include the definitions for the word SEEK.
The descriptions and definitions include:
to seek, search out, strive after, enquire, desire, follow, frequent, make inquisition, investigate, practice, study, care for, seek diligently, commit, consider, examine, find out, try, seek early (dawn), pursue, earnestly, ask, please, be agreeable, deliver, demand, crave, call upon, request, pray, worship.
In certain contexts it also is used to describe:
swelling out, boil, hide, mask, seek deep-deepen their council, remove, conceal, disquise
Seeking can be done in deceitful and harmful ways also.
Let's examine all the verses that teach us what SEEKING HIS PRESENCE is about.
Genesis 4:26 And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of Yahweh.
The word 'men' is not in the original Hebrew. It should read '...then began he (Enos) to call upon the name of Yahweh'.
The book of Jasher reveals what was going on at the time.
Jasher 2:2 And Seth lived one hundred and five years, and he begat a son; and Seth called the name of his son Enos, saying, Because in that time the sons of men began to multiply, and to afflict their souls and hearts by transgressing and rebelling against God.
Genesis 25:22 And the children struggled together within her; and she said, If it be so, why am I thus? And she went to enquire (H1875- to seek, make inquisition) of Yahweh.
9 And in about seven months after the children struggled together within her, and it pained her greatly that she was wearied on account of them, and she said to all the women who were then in the land, Did such a thing happen to you as it has to me? and they said unto her, No.
10 And she said unto them, Why am I alone in this amongst all the women that were upon earth? and she went to the land of Moriah to seek Yahweh on account of this.
25:23 And Yahweh said unto her, Two nations are in your womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from your bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.
The two nations and manner of people that came from Rebekah were the descendants of Jacob-Israelites-the white nations of the world, the children of light. The other, the descendants of Esau-Edomites-the Edomite Jews, the children of darkness.
Esau was a pure Adamite, who destroyed his seedline by taking Canaanite wives, thereby fathering a new branch of Jews. Now we have Canaanite Jews and Edomite Jews. Modern Jewry claims Esau as one of their patriarchs. Others are known to claim Cain as well.
Exodus 16:4 Then said Yahweh unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in My law, or no.
The Israelites, the children of Jacob, our ancestors, swore to keep Yahweh's laws, and He proves His children's obedience, their desire to seek and follow Him. This has not stopped.
Exodus 18:13 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses sat to judge the people: and the people stood by Moses from the morning unto the evening.
18:14 And when Moses' father in law saw all that he did to the people, he said, What is this thing that you doest to the people? why sittest you yourself alone, and all the people stand by you from morning unto even?
Exodus 18:15 And Moses said unto his father in law, Because the people come unto me to enquire (H1875- to seek, make inquisition) of God:
Moses, being a Levite, was a mediator for the people to Yahweh.
Today, our mediator is Yahshua Christ. The priesthood and rituals expired at His death.
Exodus 19:17 And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet (H7125) with God; and they stood at the nether part of the mount.
H7125 qir'âh keer-aw'
From H7122 to encounter; an encountering, accidental, friendly or hostile (also adverbially opposite): - X against (he come), help, meet, seek, X to, X in the way.
The children of Israel became married to Yahweh at Sinai when they swore to obey and follow Him. A bride must seek her husband, and no other.
Exodus 20:20 And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that His fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.
The test is to 'sin not', which is impossible. It is the active, conscious, continued, seeking and striving to 'sin not' and to seek His face that He wants.
Exodus 33:7 And Moses took the tabernacle, and pitched it outside the camp, afar off from the camp, and called it the Tabernacle of the congregation. And it came to pass, that every one which sought (H1245) Yahweh went out unto the tabernacle of the congregation, which was outside the camp.
H1245 is used 225X.
H1245 bâqash baw-kash'
A primitive root; to search out (by any method; specifically in worship or prayer); by implication to strive after: - ask, beg, beseech, desire, enquire, get, make inquisition, procure, (make) request, require, seek (for).
1a1) to seek to find
1a2) to seek to secure
1a3) to seek the face
The tabernacle of the congregation is the Tent of Meeting. The Temple came later on in Solomon's time.
Leviticus 19:31 Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek (H1245- enquire) after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am Yahweh your God.
Yahweh wants us to seek Him for answers. Today we seek opinions of men, political correctness, horoscopes and fortune cookies, and everywhere else but scripture for answers.
Numbers 15:39 And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of Yahweh, and do them; and that ye seek (H8446- meander) not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring:
Yahweh reminds us not to forget the Covenant, to be corrupted by idolatry or pagan practices, especially when living among pagans.
Deuteronomy 4:29 But if from thence you shalt seek (H1245- strive after, search out) Yahweh your God, you shalt find Him, if you seek (H1875- search, follow) Him with all your heart and with all your soul.
Our country started off as a white Christian nation, now it is a multi-racial, multi-cultural, multi-god pagan land. True Christianity is no longer preached in the “churches”, yet if you seek true knowledge and understanding, you will find Him.
Deuteronomy 8:2 And you shalt remember all the way which Yahweh your God led you these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you, and to prove you, to know what was in your heart, whether you wouldest keep His commandments, or no.
Deuteronomy 8:16 Who fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your fathers knew not, that He might humble you, and that He might prove you, to do you good at your latter end;
latter end referring to “end of the journey” in the wilderness.
The generation that left Egypt did not make it to the latter end because they did not seek to follow Yahweh. They just murmured and complained. Only Caleb and Joshua, along with the new generations made it into the Promised Land, because the sought Yahweh.
Deuteronomy 11:12 A land which Yahweh your God careth (H1875) for: the eyes of Yahweh your God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year.
11:13 And it shall come to pass, if you shall hearken diligently unto My commandments which I command you this day, to love Yahweh your God, and to serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul,
11:14 That I will give you the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that you mayest gather in your corn, and your wine, and your oil.
Seek Yahweh and even your land will be blessed.
Deuteronomy 12:5 But unto the place which Yahweh your God shall choose out of all your tribes to put His name there, even unto His habitation shall ye seek (H1875- follow, search for), and thither you shalt come:
Eventually, the Temple at Jerusalem.
Deuteronomy 12:29 When Yahweh your God shall cut off the nations from before you, whither you goest to possess them, and you succeedest them, and dwellest in their land;
Deuteronomy 12:30 Take heed to thyself that you be not snared by following (imitating) them, after that they be destroyed from before you; and that you enquire (H1875- seek, worship, follow) not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise.
Deuteronomy 13:6 If your brother, the son of your mother, or your son, or your daughter, or the wife of your bosom, or your friend, which is as your own soul, entice you secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which you hast not known, you, nor your fathers;
Deuteronomy 13:10 And you shalt stone him with stones, that he die; because he hath sought (H1245- desired) to thrust you away from Yahweh your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.
Great penalties for leading people astray. Today's “churches” are doing just that, but they still have time to learn the truth and repent.
Deuteronomy 18:19 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto My words which he shall speak in My name, I will require (H1875) it of him.
Septuagint: 18:19 And whatever man shall not hearken to whatsoever words that prophet shall speak in My name, I will take vengeance on him.
In verse 19, I will require (or exact it) from him, H1875 has a concept of “avenge” here.
Jesus was NOT a Jew. Those teaching it will answer to Yahweh for it.
In the time of Joshua and the judges, Israel was commanded to “make not league with the inhabitants of the land”. But they did not obey.
Judges 2:20 And the anger of Yahweh was hot against Israel; and He said, Because that this people hath transgressed My covenant which I commanded their fathers, and have not hearkened unto My voice;
2:21 I also will not henceforth drive out any from before them of the nations which Joshua left when he died:
Judges 2:22 That through them I may prove Israel, whether they will keep The Way of Yahweh to walk therein, as their fathers did keep it, or not.
They didn't then, and we do not now. Our country is saturated with non-white races. This is NOT seeking Yahweh.
Judges 3:1 Now these are the nations which Yahweh left, to prove Israel by them, even as many of Israel as had not known all the wars of Canaan;
3:3 Namely, five lords of the Philistines, and all the Canaanites, and the Sidonians, and the Hivites that dwelt in mount Lebanon, from mount Baalhermon unto the entering in of Hamath.
Judges 3:4 And they were to prove Israel by them, to know whether they would hearken unto the commandments of Yahweh, which he commanded their fathers by the hand of Moses.
Yahweh allowed the Canaanites to exist among us to test us, to see if we remain separate from them. We don't, the Jews own everything and the other races take advantage of us. Apparently we seek their love rather than Yahweh's.
Judges 6:39 And Gideon said unto God, Let not Your anger be hot against me, and I will speak but this once: let me prove, I pray You, but this once with the fleece; let it now be dry only upon the fleece, and upon all the ground let there be dew.
Gideon requested that Yahweh show him a sign that He was with him regarding the war with the Midianites.
6:40 And God did so that night: for it was dry upon the fleece only, and there was dew on all the ground.
Gideon enquired of Yahweh.
1Samuel 9:9 (Beforetime in Israel, when a man went to enquire (H1875- seek, ask, make inquisition) of God, thus he spake, Come, and let us go to the seer: for he that is now called a Prophet was beforetime called a Seer.)
The prophets and the priests were the mediators for the people to Yahweh. Today, Christ is our mediator. We seek by studying, examining, searching for true knowledge and understanding, prayer, repentance, fasting and following The Way.
1Kings 10:1 And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of Yahweh, she came to prove him with hard questions.
When someone has knowledge and understanding of Yahweh, they can lead others in the right direction. Unfortunately later in Solomon's life, he race-mixed and his strange wives led his heart away from Yahweh into pagan idolatry. The star of David is actually the star of Remphan, a pagan god, and now the star of the Jews. The six pointed star is satanic.
Amos 5:26 But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves.
Acts 7:43 Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.
1Kings 22:5/2Chronicles 18:4 And Jehoshaphat said unto the king of Israel (Ahab), Enquire (H1875), I pray you, at the word of Yahweh to day.
22:6 Then the king of Israel (Ahab) gathered the prophets together, about four hundred men, and said unto them, Shall I go against Ramothgilead to battle, or shall I forbear? And they said, Go up; for Yahweh shall deliver it into the hand of the king.
1Kings 22:7/2Chronicles 18:6 And Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of Yahweh besides, that we might enquire (H1875) of him?
1Kings 22:8/2Chronicles 18:7 And the king of Israel (Ahab) said unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may enquire (H1875) of Yahweh: but I hate him; for he doth not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.
Ahab would rather enquire of 400 false prophets rather than a prophet of Yahweh. Ahab did not seek Yahweh, he lost the battle and died.
2Kings 3:11 But Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of Yahweh, that we may enquire (H1875- ) of Yahweh by him? And one of the king of Israel's servants answered and said, Here is Elisha the son of Shaphat, which poured water on the hands of Elijah.
Joram the son of Ahab was the king at this time. He was not as evil as his father Ahab. He listened to Elisha and they won that battle.
2Kings 8:8 And the king (Benhadad of Syria) said unto Hazael, Take a present in your hand, and go, meet the man of God, and enquire (H1875) of Yahweh by him, saying, Shall I recover of this disease?
Chapter 22 is finding of the book of the law and the reign of Josiah. They realized that they had strayed and neglected Yahweh.
2Kings 22:13/2Chronicles 34:21 Go ye, enquire (H1875) of Yahweh for me, and for the people, and for all Judah, concerning the words of this book that is found: for great is the wrath of Yahweh that is kindled against us, because our fathers have not hearkened unto the words of this book, to do according unto all that which is written concerning us.
2Kings 22:18 But to the king of Judah which sent you to enquire (H1875) of Yahweh, thus shall ye say to him, Thus saith Yahweh God of Israel, As touching the words which you hast heard;
22:19 Because thine heart was tender, and thou hast humbled thyself before Yahweh, when thou heardest what I spake against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, that they should become a desolation and a curse, and hast rent thy clothes, and wept before Me; I also have heard thee, saith Yahweh.
22:20 Behold therefore, I will gather thee unto thy fathers, and thou shalt be gathered into thy grave in peace; and thine eyes shall not see all the evil which I will bring upon this place. And they brought the king word again.
King Josiah gathered the people and they renewed their vows of the covenant. They burned the idolatrous priests, cut down the groves and destroyed the pagan altars and images. They sought Yahweh.
1Chronicles 10:13 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against Yahweh, even against the word of Yahweh, which he kept not, and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to enquire of it;
The witch of Endor.
1Chronicles 10:14 And enquired (H1875) not of Yahweh: therefore He slew him, and turned the kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.
The ark goes to Jerusalem
1Chronicles 15:12 And (David) said unto them, Ye are the chief of the fathers of the Levites: sanctify yourselves, both ye and your brethren, that ye may bring up the ark of Yahweh God of Israel unto the place that I have prepared for it.
1Chronicles 15:13 For because ye did it not at the first, Yahweh our God made a breach upon us, for that we sought (H1875) Him not after the due order.
1Chronicles 16:8 Give thanks unto Yahweh, call upon (proclaim) His name, make known His deeds among the people.
1Chronicles 16:10 Glory ye in His holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek (H1245- search out, strive after) Yahweh.
1Chronicles 16:11 Seek (H1875- follow) Yahweh and His strength, seek (H1245- search out, strive after) His face (presence) continually.
David was provoked by Satan to number Israel. Yahweh was not happy about it.
1Chronicles 21:30 But David could not go before it to enquire (H1875) of God: for he was afraid because of the sword of the angel of Yahweh.
David commands all the princes of Israel to help Solomon build the Temple.
1Chronicles 22:19 Now set your heart and your soul to seek (H1875- follow) Yahweh your God; arise therefore, and build ye the sanctuary of Yahweh God, to bring the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, and the holy vessels of God, into the house that is to be built to the name of Yahweh.
1Chronicles 28:8 Now therefore in the sight of all Israel the congregation of Yahweh, and in the audience of our God, keep and seek (H1875- follow, search) for all the commandments of Yahweh your God: that ye may possess this good land, and leave it for an inheritance for your children after you for ever.
1Chronicles 28:9 And you, Solomon my son, know you the God of your father, and serve Him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for Yahweh searcheth (H1875- searches out) all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if you seek (H1875- follow, make inquisition) Him, He will be found of you; but if you forsake Him, He will cast you off for ever.
Yahweh delights when we have knowledge and understanding of Him.
Jeremiah 9:24 But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth Me, that I am Yahweh which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith Yahweh.
2Chronicles 7:14 If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek (H1245- search out) My face (presence), and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Jeroboam cast away the Levites and replaced them with his own priests, which were not Levites, because they worshiped other gods.
The next verse states that many of the other tribes of Israel who remained faithful to Yahweh came to Judah (Jerusalem).
2Chronicles 11:16 And after them out of all the tribes of Israel such as set their hearts to seek (H1245- search out, strive after) Yahweh God of Israel came to Jerusalem, to sacrifice unto Yahweh God of their fathers.
2Chronicles 12:14 And he (Rehoboam) did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek (H1875- follow) Yahweh.
Asa's reform movement.
2Chronicles 14:4 And commanded Judah to seek (H1875- follow) Yahweh God of their fathers, and to do the law and the commandment.
2Chronicles 14:7 Therefore he said unto Judah, Let us build these cities, and make about them walls, and towers, gates, and bars, while the land is yet before us; because we have sought (H1875- followed) Yahweh our God, we have sought (H1875- followed, worshiped) Him, and He hath given us rest on every side. So they built and prospered.
2Chronicles 15:2 And he (Azariah) went out to meet Asa, and said unto him, Hear ye me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin; Yahweh is with you, while ye be with Him; and if ye seek (H1875- make inquisition, follow) Him, He will be found of you; but if ye forsake Him, He will forsake you.
2Chronicles 15:3 Now for a long season Israel hath been without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law.
2Chronicles 15:4 But when they in their trouble did turn unto Yahweh God of Israel, and sought (H1245- searched out, strived after) Him, He was found of them.
2Chronicles 15:12 And they entered into a covenant to seek (H1875- follow) Yahweh God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul;
2Chronicles 15:13 That whosoever would not seek (H1875- follow) Yahweh God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.
2Chronicles 15:14 And they sware unto Yahweh with a loud voice, and with shouting, and with trumpets, and with cornets.
2Chronicles 15:15 And all Judah rejoiced at the oath: for they had sworn with all their heart, and sought (H1245- searched out, strived after) Him with their whole desire; and He was found of them: and Yahweh gave them rest round about.
2Chronicles 16:12 And Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease was exceeding great: yet in his disease he sought (H1875- followed, inquired) not to Yahweh, but to the physicians.
Jeremiah 17:5 Thus saith Yahweh; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from Yahweh.
When we seek and follow Yahweh, we are honoring the covenant, and are blessed.
When we stray and disobey, we dishonor the covenant, and are cursed.
2Chronicles 17:3 And Yahweh was with Jehoshaphat, because he walked in the first ways of his father David, and sought (H1875- followed, inquired) not unto Baalim;
2Chronicles 17:4 But sought (H1875- followed, made inquisition) to Yahweh God of his father, and walked in His commandments, and not after the doings of Israel.
The 'doings of Israel' are referring to the northern house of Israel, which had no good kings, and practiced idolatry.
The southern house of Judah was not perfect, they had a few good kings and periods of seeking, striving and enquiring of Yahweh.
2Chronicles 19:3 Nevertheless there are good things found in you (Jehoshaphat king of Judah), in that you hast taken away the groves out of the land, and hast prepared your heart to seek (H1875- follow) God.
2Chronicles 20:3 And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek (H1875- follow) Yahweh, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.
2Chronicles 20:4 And Judah gathered themselves together, to ask (H1245- seek) help of Yahweh: even out of all the cities of Judah they came to seek (H1245- to be sought of) Yahweh.
2Chronicles 22:9 And he (Jehu) sought Ahaziah: and they caught him, (for he was hid in Samaria,) and brought him to Jehu: and when they had slain him, they buried him: Because, said they, he is the son of Jehoshaphat, who sought (H1875- followed) Yahweh with all his heart. So the house of Ahaziah had no power to keep still (secure) the kingdom.
2Chronicles 26:5 And he (Uzziah) sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God: and as long as he sought (H1875- followed) Yahweh, God made him to prosper.
2Chronicles 30:18 For a multitude of the people, even many of Ephraim, and Manasseh, Issachar, and Zebulun, had not cleansed themselves, yet did they eat the passover otherwise than it was written. But Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, The good Elohiym pardon every one
2Chronicles 30:19 that prepareth his heart to seek (H1875- follow) God, Yahweh God of his fathers, though he be not cleansed according to the purification of the sanctuary.
30:20 And Yahweh hearkened to Hezekiah, and healed the people.
2Chronicles 31:21 And in every work that he (Hezekiah) began in the service of the house of God, and in the law, and in the commandments, to seek (H1875- follow) his God, he did it with all his heart, and prospered.
2Chronicles 34:3 For in the eighth year of his (Josiah's) reign, while he was yet young, he began to seek (H1875- follow) after the God of David his father: and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem from the high places, and the groves, and the carved images, and the molten images.
Ezra 6:21 And the children of Israel, which were come again out of captivity, and all such as had separated themselves unto them from the filthiness of the heathen of the land, to seek (H1875- follow) Yahweh God of Israel, did eat,
Ezra 7:10 For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek (H1875- follow) the law of Yahweh, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.
Ezra 8:21 Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek (H1245- search, request, make inquisition) of Him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance.
Ezra 8:22 For I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way: because we had spoken unto the king, saying, The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek (H1245- strive after) Him; but His power and His wrath is against all them that forsake Him.
Ezra 9:12 Now therefore give not your daughters unto their sons, neither take their daughters unto your sons, nor seek (H1875- require, ask, search for) their peace or their wealth for ever: that ye may be strong, and eat the good of the land, and leave it for an inheritance to your children for ever.
This still applies today. We are not to seek the peace or wealth or flesh of the other races, for ever! But the “churches” teach the opposite, to accept them, mix with them, share with them.
Exodus 23:32 Thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor with their gods.
Deuteronomy 7:3 Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son.
Deuteronomy 23:6 Thou shalt not seek their peace nor their prosperity all thy days for ever.
Job 5:8 I would seek (H1875- make inquisition) unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:
Job 8:5 If you wouldest seek unto God betimes (H7836), and make your supplication to the Almighty;
H7836 shâchar shaw-khar'
A primitive root; properly to dawn, that is, (figuratively) be (up) early at any task (with the implication of earnestness); by extension to search for (with painstaking): - [do something] betimes, enquire early, rise (seek) betimes, seek (diligently) early, in the morning).
Septuagint: 8:5 But be you early in prayer to the Lord Almighty.
Seek Yahweh at the break of dawn.
8:6 If you wert pure and upright; surely now He would awake for you, and make the habitation of your righteousness prosperous.
Job 27:6 My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.
Acts 24:16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.
27:7 Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous.
27:8 For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul?
Matthew 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
27:9 Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him?
Proverbs 1:28 Then shall they call upon Me, but I will not answer; they shall seek Me early, but they shall not find Me:
Proverbs 28:9 He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.
Isaiah 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.
Job 27:10 Will he delight himself in the Almighty? will he always call upon God?
Psalm 4:2 O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame (dishonor)? how long will ye love vanity (worthlessness), and seek after leasing (falsehood)? Selah.
4:3 But know that Yahweh hath set apart him that is godly (faithful) for Himself: Yahweh will hear when I call unto Him.
Psalm 9:10 And they that know Your name will put their trust in You: for You, Yahweh, hast not forsaken them that seek (H1875- diligently seek, follow) You.
Psalm 10:4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek (H1875- follow, search, make inquisition) after God: God is not in all his thoughts (God is not in all his plans).
Psalm 10:13 Wherefore doth the wicked contemn (scorn) God? he hath said in his heart, You wilt not require (H1875) it.
The Hebrew has blood where the KJV decided to put it.
Psalm 14:2 Yahweh looked down from heaven upon the children of men (Adam), to see if there were any that did understand, and seek (H1875- follow) God.
Psalm 22:7 All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying, Psalm 22:8 He trusted (H1556- to seek occasion) on Yahweh that He would deliver him: let Him deliver him, seeing he delighted in Him.
3Maccabees 6:11 Let not the vain-minded congratulate vain idols at the destruction of thy beloved, saying, Neither did their god deliver them.
Psalm 22:26 The meek (humble) shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise Yahweh that seek (H1875- follow) Him: your heart shall live for ever.
Psalm 24:6 This is the generation of them that seek (H1875- follow) Him, that seek (H1245- search out, strive after) Your face (presence), O Jacob. Selah.
Psalm 26:2 Examine me, O Yahweh, and prove me; try (test) my reins (mind) and my heart.
Psalm 27:4 One thing have I desired (asked) of Yahweh, that will I seek after (H1245- request, search out, strive after); that I may dwell in the house of Yahweh all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of Yahweh, and to enquire (H1239- consider, search) in His temple.
The Septuagint has: '...and survey His temple.'
Psalm 27:8 When you saidst, Seek (H1245- search out, strive after, desire) ye My face (presence); my heart said unto You, Your face (presence), Yahweh, will I seek (H1245- search out, strive after, desire).
Psalm 34:4 I sought (H1875- made inquisition to) Yahweh, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
Psalm 34:10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek (H1875- follow diligently) Yahweh shall not want any good thing.
Psalm 34:14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek (H1245- strive after) peace, and pursue it.
Psalm 37:5 Commit (H1556- seek occasion) your way unto Yahweh; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass.
Psalm 40:16 Let all those that seek (H1245- search out, strive after) you rejoice and be glad in you: let such as love your salvation say continually, Yahweh be magnified.
Psalm 44:20 If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god;
Psalm 44:21 Shall not God search (H2713- examine, try, investigate, find) this out? for He knoweth the secrets of the heart.
Psalm 44:22 Yea, for your sake are we killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter.
We have forgotten His name, we have stretched out our hands to a strange god.
Lord and God are titles. His name is Yahweh. And He is NOT a Jew.
Psalm 53:2 God looked down from heaven upon the children of men (Adam), to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek (H1875- follow) God.
Psalm 55:16 As for me, I will call upon God; and Yahweh shall save me.
55:17 Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and He shall hear my voice.
Psalm 63:1 A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah. O God, You art my God; early will I seek (H7836) You: my soul thirsteth for You, my flesh longeth for You in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;
Psalm 69:6 Let not them that wait on You, O Yahweh GOD of hosts, be ashamed (put to shame) for my sake: let not those that seek (H1245- search out, strive after, desire) You be confounded (disgraced) for my sake, O God of Israel.
Psalm 69:32 The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek (H1875- follow) God.
Psalm 70:4 Let all those that seek (H1245- search out, strive after) You rejoice and be glad in You: and let such as love Your salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.
Psalm 77:2 In the day of my trouble I sought (H1875- made inquisition) Yahweh: my sore (strength) ran (ran out) in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted.
Septuagint: 77:2 In the day of mine affliction I earnestly sought Yahweh; even with my hands by night before Him, and I was not deceived; my soul refused to be comforted.
Psalm 78:34 When He slew them, then they sought (H1875- searched for, followed) Him: and they returned (changed their ways) and enquired early (H7836) after God.
Psalm 80:18 So will not we go back from You: quicken us (give us life), and we will call upon Your name.
80:19 Turn us again, O YAHWEH God of hosts, cause Your face to shine; and we shall be saved.
Cause Your face to shine means look upon us favorably.
Psalm 83:16 Fill their faces with shame; that they may seek (H1245- search out, strive after) Your name, O Yahweh.
Psalm 86:5 For You, Yahweh, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon You.
Psalm 91:9 Because you hast made Yahweh, which is my refuge, even the most High, your habitation;
Psalm 91:10 There shall no evil befall you, neither shall any plague come nigh your dwelling.
Befall comes from H579: to approach; hence to meet in various senses: - befall, deliver, happen, seek a quarrel.
1) to meet, encounter, approach, be opportune
1a) to allow to meet, cause to meet
1b)to be sent, be allowed to meet
1c) to seek occasion (quarrel), cause oneself to meet
Psalm 104:21 The young lions roar after their prey, and seek (H1245- search out, get) their meat from God.
Psalm 105:3 Glory ye in His holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek (H1245- strive after, search out, desire) Yahweh.
Psalm 105:4 Seek (H1875- follow) Yahweh, and His strength: seek (H1245- search out) His face (presence) evermore.
Psalm 107:9 For He satisfieth the longing (H8264- thirsty) soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.
Psalm 111:2 The works of Yahweh are great, sought out (H1875- inquired) of all them that have pleasure therein.
Septuagint: 111:2 The works of Yahweh are great, sought out according to all His will.
Psalm 116:2 Because He hath inclined His ear unto me, therefore will I call upon Him as long as I live.
Psalm 116:13 I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of Yahweh.
Psalm 116:17 I will offer to You the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of Yahweh.
Psalm 119:1 ALEPH (First Hebrew letter). Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of Yahweh.
Christianity was originally called 'The Way', meaning “way of life”.
Psalm 119:2 Blessed are they that keep His testimonies, and that seek (H1875- follow) Him with the whole heart (sincerely).
Psalm 119:10 With my whole heart have I sought (H1875- followed) You: O let me not wander from Your commandments.
Septuagint: 119:10 With my whole heart have I diligently sought You: cast me not away from Your commandments.
Psalm 119:22 Remove (H1556) from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept Your testimonies.
Septuagint: 119:22 Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have sought out Your testimonies.
John 14:15 If you love Me, keep My commandments.
Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
Psalm 119:45 And I will walk at liberty: for I seek (H1875- follow) Your precepts.
Psalm 119:94 I am Yours, save me; for I have sought (H1875- followed) Your precepts (ordinances).
Psalm 119:155 Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek (H1875- follow) not Your statutes.
Psalm 119:176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek (H1245- search out) Your servant; for I do not forget Your commandments.
“Just Believing” is not enough. We must DO.
Psalm 122:9 Because of the house of Yahweh our God I will seek (H1245- strive after, search out, desire) your good.
Psalm 139:1 O Yahweh, You hast searched (H2713- found out, tried, examined) me, and known me.
Septuagint: 139:1 For the end, a Psalm of David. O Yahweh, You hast proved me, and known me.
Psalm 139:23 Search (H2713- Examine, try) me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
Septuagint: 139:23 Prove me, O God, and know my heart; examine me, and know my paths;
Belief is not proof. Our actions and practices are our proof.
Psalm 145:18 Yahweh is nigh unto all them that call upon Him, to all that call upon Him in truth.
Calling upon a Jewish Jesus is NOT calling upon Him in truth.
Proverbs 1:28 Then shall they call upon Me, but I will not answer; they shall seek Me early (H7836), but they shall not find Me:
Job 27:9 Will God hear his cry when trouble cometh upon him?
1:29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of Yahweh:
1:30 They would none of My counsel: they despised all My reproof.
Psalm 81:11 But My people would not hearken to My voice; and Israel would none of Me.
1:31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.
Proverbs 7:15 Therefore came I forth to meet You, diligently to seek (H7836) Your face, and I have found You.
Proverbs 8:17 I love them that love Me; and those that seek Me early (H7836) shall find Me.
Psalm 91:14 Because he hath set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known My name.
Proverbs 11:27 He that diligently seeketh (H7836- seek early, look for) good procureth (H1245- gets, receives) favour: but he that seeketh (H1875- follows) mischief, it shall come unto him.
Proverbs 16:3 Commit (H1556) your works unto Yahweh, and your thoughts shall be established.
Septuagint: 16:1 Let the heart of a man think justly, that his steps may be rightly ordered of God. The eye that sees rightly rejoices the heart; and a good report fattens the bones.
16:5 Every one that is proud in heart is unclean before God, and he that unjustly strikes hands with hand shall not be held guiltless. The beginning of a good way is to do justly; and it is more acceptable with God than to offer sacrifices. He that seeks Yahweh shall find knowledge with righteousness: and they that rightly seek Him shall find peace. All of the works of Yahweh are done with righteousness; and the ungodly man is kept for the evil day.
Proverbs 12:21 There shall no evil happen (H579) to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.
Septuagint: 12:21 No injustice will please a just man; but the ungodly will be filled with mischief.
Proverbs 20:25 It is a snare to the man who devoureth that which is holy, and after vows to make enquiry (H1239- considers).
Septuagint: 20:25 It is a snare to a man hastily to consecrate some of his own property: for in that case repentance comes after vowing.
Ecclesiastes 5:4 When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed.
5:5 Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.
Matthew 5:33 Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto Yahweh thine oaths:
5:34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne:
Proverbs 20:27 The spirit of man is the candle of Yahweh, searching (H2664) all the inward parts of the belly.
H2664 châphaś khaw-fas' Used 23X
A primitive root; to seek; causatively to conceal oneself (that is, let be sought), or mask: - change, (make) diligent (search), disguise self, hide, search (for, out).
BDB Definition: 1a2) to think out, devise 1a3) to search, test 1b) to be searched out, be exposed
Belly H990 (BDB)
1a1) as seat of hunger 1a2) as seat of mental faculties 1a3) of depth of Sheol (figuratively)
What are you hungry for? How about an obedience sandwich?
1Corinthians 2:9-11 But just as it is written, “Things which eye did not see, and ear did not hear, and came not into the heart of man, those things Yahweh has prepared for them that love Him, yet to us Yahweh reveals them through the Spirit' for the Spirit inquires of all things, even the depths of Yahweh. Indeed of men who knows the things of mankind, except the spirit of man which is within him? Even so no one knows the things of Yahweh, except the Spirit of Yahweh. Now we do not receive the spirit of the Society, but that spirit from Yahweh, in which case we should know the things granted to us by Yahweh; which also we speak of, not instructed in words of human wisdom, but instructed in of the Spirit, by the spiritual compounding with the spiritual.
Yahweh put His spirit (DNA) into Adam. Our race has this DNA (spirit). When we seek Yahweh, our candle shines.
Proverbs 28:5 Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek (H1245- search out, strive after) Yahweh understand all things.
Psalm 92:6 A brutish man knoweth not; neither doth a fool understand this.
John 7:17 If any man will do His will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of Myself.
Proverbs 28:11 The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth (H2713- investigates, examines) Him out.
Proverbs 29:10 The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek (H1245- searches out) his soul.
Proverbs 29:26 Many seek (H1245- desire) the ruler's favour; but every man's judgment cometh from Yahweh.
Ecclesiastes 1:13 And I gave my heart to seek (H1875- pursue) and search out (H8446- explore) by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven: this sore travail hath God given to the sons of man (Adam) to be exercised therewith.
Our purpose is to seek out the things of Yahweh, not the things of the world.
Ecclesiastes 7:25 I applied mine heart to know, and to search (H8446- explore), and to seek out (H1245- desire) wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness:
The theme of the Song of Solomon is the marital love between a bridegroom and his bride.
It depicts the relationship between Yahweh and His people Israel.
The Bridegroom (Yahweh) is speaking about His Bride (His kinsmen, true Israel).
The book has many instances and statements of kinsmanship and statements describing the race of His people.
The Bible is a history book and heritage of the Adamic race.
Song of Solomon 3:1 By night on my bed I sought (H1245- desired, inquired of) Him whom my soul loveth: I sought (H1245- inquired of) Him, but I found Him not.
Song of Solomon 3:2 I will rise now, and go about the city in the streets, and in the broad ways I will seek (H1245- search out) Him whom my soul loveth: I sought (H1245) Him, but I found Him not.
Yahweh is not found in society, nor among the merchants, nor in today's “churches”.
Song of Solomon 5:6 I opened to my beloved (kinsman); but my beloved (kinsman) had withdrawn himself, and was gone: my soul failed when he spake: I sought (H1245) him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer.
Song of Solomon 6:1 Whither is your beloved gone, O you fairest among women? whither is your beloved turned aside? that we may seek (H1245) Him with you.
Isaiah 1:17 Learn to do well; seek (H1875- diligently pursue) judgment (justice), relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.
Isaiah 8:19 And when they shall say unto you, Seek (H1875- diligently pursue) unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek (H1875- diligently pursue) unto their God? for the living to the dead?
8:20 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 9:13 For the people turneth not unto Him that smiteth them, neither do they seek (H1875- follow, make inquisition) Yahweh of hosts.
Jeremiah 5:3 O Yahweh, are not thine eyes upon the truth? thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.
Isaiah 11:10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles (nations of sojourning Israelites) seek (H1875- search, follow): and his rest shall be glorious.
Romans 15:12 And again, Isaiah saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and He that shall rise to reign over the nations; in Him shall the nations trust.
That is, the nations of Israel. The tribes of Jacob, the white nations of the world.
Gentile is an inaccurate and deliberate and deceptive word. The original meaning is a nation or race of people. It does not mean non-Israelite.
Isaiah 26:9 With my soul have I desired You in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek You early (H7836): for when Your judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
Isaiah 29:15 Woe unto them that seek deep (H6009) to hide their counsel from Yahweh, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?
Septuagint: 29:15 Woe to them that deepen their counsel, and not by Yahweh. Woe to them that take secret counsel, and whose works are in darkness, and they say, Who has seen us? and who shall know us, or what we do?
29:16 Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter's clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?
Verse 16 is also about today's “church” doctrine. Upside down. The opposite of scripture.
Isaiah 30:8 Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever:
30:9 That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of Yahweh:
Deuteronomy 32:20 And He said, I will hide My face from them, I will see what their end shall be: for they are a very froward generation, children in whom is no faith (allegiance).
30:10 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:
30:11 Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.
30:12 Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon:
30:13 Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out (H1158) in a high wall, whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant.
Psalm 62:3 How long will ye imagine mischief against a man? ye shall be slain all of you: as a bowing wall shall ye be, and as a tottering fence.
H1158 A primitive root; to gush over, that is, to swell; (figuratively) to desire earnestly; by implication to ask: - cause, inquire, seek up, swell out, boil.
BDB Definition: 1b1) to be searched out
When we do not seek Yahweh, we put ourselves up on high, our iniquities swell up, we cause ourselves to boil over. We invite death.
Isaiah 31:1 Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek (H1875- follow, inquire of) Yahweh!
Isaiah 31:6 Turn ye unto Him from whom the children of Israel have deeply (H6009) revolted.
Septuagint: 31:6 Turn, ye children of Israel, who devise a deep and sinful counsel.
Isaiah 34:16 Seek (H1875- inquire, search) ye out of the book of Yahweh, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for My mouth it hath commanded, and His spirit it hath gathered them.
Isaiah 41:11 Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish.
Exodus 23:22 But if thou shalt indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto thine adversaries.
Isaiah 41:12 You shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with you: they that war against you shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought.
Isaiah 41:17 When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I Yahweh will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them.
Isaiah 45:19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek (H1245- search out, strive after, desire) ye Me in vain: I Yahweh speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.
Isaiah 51:1 Hearken to Me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek (H1245- strive after, search out, desire) Yahweh: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged.
References to birth. We are Adamic seed, we have the DNA (Spirit) of Yahweh.
Isaiah 55:6 Seek (H1875- inquire) ye Yahweh while He may be found, call ye upon Him while He is near:
Psalm 32:6 For this shall every one that is godly pray unto Thee in a time when Thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto Him.
When we allow the other races (floods) into our society, our society loses it's Christianity, and the presence of our Prince.
Isaiah 58:2 Yet they seek (H1875- follow, inquire of) Me daily, and delight to know My ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of Me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God.
Isaiah 62:11 Behold, Yahweh hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, your salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with Him, and his work before Him.
Isaiah 62:12 And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of Yahweh: and you shalt be called, Sought out (H1875- pursued), A city (people) not forsaken.
When Christ came, He came to the tents of Judah first. Ground Zero, Jerusalem, where the remnant of the house of Judah were. The redeemed also includes the house of Israel, those that were taken off into captivity and or migrated elsewhere and did not return to Palestine. Christ called Paul to preach to those Israelites outside of Judaea. The gospel is the message to Israelites both near and far.
Judgment and salvation
Isaiah 64:1 Oh that You wouldest rend the heavens, that You wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at Your presence,
5 Bow your heavens, O Yahweh, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.
6 Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot out your arrows, and destroy them.
7 Send your hand from above; rid me, and deliver me out of great waters, from the hand of strange children;
64:2 As when the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the waters to boil (H1158), to make Your name known to Your adversaries, that the nations may tremble at Your presence!
Matthew 13:40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
2Peter 3:7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
64:3 When You didst terrible things which we looked not for, You camest down, the mountains flowed down at Your presence.
Exodus 34:10 And He said, Behold, I make a covenant: before all your people I will do marvels, such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation: and all the people among which you art shall see the work of Yahweh: for it is a terrible thing that I will do with you.
Psalm 68:8 The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God: even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
64:4 For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside You, what He hath prepared for him that waiteth for Him.
1Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him.
Psalm 31:19 Oh how great is your goodness, which you hast laid up for them that fear you; which you hast wrought for them that trust in you before the sons of men!
64:5 Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, those that remember You in Your ways: behold, You art wroth; for we have sinned: in those is continuance, and we shall be saved.
The NSAV has the end as a question. “...shall we be saved?”
Septuagint: 5 For these blessings shall happen to them that work righteousness, and they shall remember Your ways: behold, You wast angry and we have sinned; therefore we have erred,
If He was angry with us, we must have sinned.
64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
The unclean thing is in italics, added by the translators. It should read “and we are all become as the unclean,...” meaning just like the other races. Those whom Yahweh demands we must remain separate from. We are not to race mix.
64:7 And there is none that calleth upon Your name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of You: for You hast hid Your face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities.
We must seek Yahweh and those of our own race.
Besides idolatry, race mixing was also a major reason why Yahweh sent the Assyrians and Babylonians to punish our ancestors. The same is happening today, we are being punished by the flood of aliens and immigrants which we are paying for and accepting.
Isaiah 65:1 I am sought (H1875- inquired, asked) of them that asked (inquired) not for Me; I am found of them that sought (H1245- searched out, desired, enquired, beseeched) Me not: I said, Behold Me, behold Me, unto a nation that was not called by My name.
Septuagint: 65:1 I became manifest to them that asked not for Me; I was found of them that sought Me not: I said, Behold, I am here, to a nation, who called not on My name.
The dispersed (sojourning) Israelites lost and forgot their heritage. They found Yahweh through the gospel later on.
Isaiah 65:10 And Sharon shall be a fold of flocks, and the valley of Achor a place for the herds to lie down in, for My people that have sought (H1875- followed, inquired of) Me.
Jeremiah 10:21 For the pastors are become brutish, and have not sought (H1875- inquired of, followed) Yahweh: therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered.
Today's pastors blindly follow and believe the false doctrines they were taught and repeat them to you in “church”.
Jeremiah 17:10 I Yahweh search (H2713- examine, seek out) the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.
Septuagint: 17:10 I Yahweh try the hearts, and prove the reins, to give to every one according to his ways, and according to the fruits of his devices.
The heart may be in the right place, but the fruits are not the ways of Yahweh when we believe false doctrine. The foundation must be in truth.
1Samuel 16:7 But Yahweh said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him (Saul): for Yahweh seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but Yahweh looketh on the heart.
Today's “churches” seem Christian on the outside, but are of the synagogue of Satan because they have joined it with Judaism, the religion of the Jews.
Jeremiah 29:7 And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be carried away captives, and pray unto Yahweh for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace.
Yahweh sent the Babylonians to punish the Israelites because of their disobedience and race mixing. Some tried to flee the punishment, just as those in the “churches” that believe they will escape in the 'rapture'. Yahweh admonished His people to accept their punishment, and they would be preserved through it.
Jeremiah 29:13 And ye shall seek (H1245- search out, strive after, desire) Me, and find Me, when ye shall search for (H1875- follow) Me with all your heart.
Jeremiah 50:4 In those days, and in that time, saith Yahweh, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together, going and weeping: they shall go, and seek (H1245- search out, strive after, desire) Yahweh their God.
Hosea 1:11 Then shall the children of Judah and the children of Israel be gathered together, and appoint themselves one head (a president), and they shall come up out of the land: for great shall be the day of Jezreel (Yahweh sows).
Indeed Yahweh sows His people and gathers them together. This happened in 1776. The regathering place of the 12 tribes here in America (2Sa 7:10).
Lamentations 1:11 All her people sigh, they seek (H1245- search out, strive after, desire) bread; they have given their pleasant things for meat to relieve the soul: see, O Yahweh, and consider; for I am become vile.
Lamentations 3:25 Yahweh is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh (H1875- follows) Him.
Lamentations 3:40 Let us search (H2664- examine) and try our ways, and turn again to Yahweh.
Septuagint: 3:40 Our way has been searched out and examined, and we will turn to Yahweh.
When we turn away from Yahweh, we no longer seek Him. We are concealed, hidden, disguised among the unrighteous.
When we examine, acknowledge, conform and change our ways, we will return to Yahweh.
Ezekiel 14:7 For every one of the house of Israel, or of the stranger (sojourning kinsmen) that sojourneth in Israel, which separateth himself from Me, and setteth up his idols in his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to a prophet to enquire (H1875- make inquisition) of him concerning Me; I Yahweh will answer him by Myself:
14:8 And I will set My face against that man, and will make him a sign and a proverb, and I will cut him off from the midst of My people; and ye shall know that I am Yahweh.
The Septuagint has: “...and will make him desolate and ruined,...”
14:9 And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I Yahweh have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out My hand upon him, and will destroy him from the midst of My people Israel.
Septuagint reads: 9 And if a prophet should cause to err and should speak, I Yahweh have caused that prophet to err, and will stretch out My hand upon him, and will utterly destroy him from the midst of My people Israel.
14:10 And they shall bear the punishment of their iniquity: the punishment of the prophet shall be even as the punishment of him that seeketh unto him;
Septuagint: 10 And they shall bear their iniquity according to the trespass of him that asks; and it shall be in like manner to the prophet according to the trespass:
14:11 That the house of Israel may go no more astray from Me, neither be polluted (defiled) any more with all their transgressions; but that they may be My people, and I may be their God, saith Yahweh GOD.
A true prophet would not give the counsel of Yahweh to a sinful man. They are to be put away.
Repentance must be first before we appear before Yahweh.
Ezekiel 20:1 And it came to pass in the seventh year, in the fifth month, the tenth day of the month, that certain of the elders of Israel came to enquire (H1875- make inquisition) of Yahweh, and sat before me.
Seventh year of capture of Jehoiachin. About 590 BC. 3-4 years before Jerusalem is destroyed.
Ezekiel 20:3 Son of man, speak unto the elders of Israel, and say unto them, Thus saith Yahweh GOD; Are ye come to enquire (H1875- make inquisition) of Me? As I live, saith Yahweh GOD, I will not be enquired (H1875) of by you.
Yahweh does not enquire of sinners. They have no standing in prayer. We must first acknowledge AND repent. Then He will listen.
Ezekiel 20:31 For when ye offer your gifts, when ye make your sons to pass through the fire, ye pollute yourselves with all your idols, even unto this day: and shall I be enquired (H1875) of by you, O house of Israel? As I live, saith Yahweh GOD, I will not be enquired (H1875) of by you.
Ezekiel 34:11 For thus saith Yahweh GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both search (H1875- care for) My sheep, and seek them out (H1239- care for, consider).
Septuagint ends as: “... I will seek out My sheep, and will visit them.”
Matthew 15:24 But He answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Ezekiel 34:12 As a shepherd seeketh out (H1243- looks after) his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out (H1239- care for, consider) My sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.
Ezekiel 34:16 I will seek (H1245- search out) that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment.
Matthew 18:11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.
'Lost' comes from apollumi, which means put away in punishment.
Yahweh 'put away' (divorced) His people because of their whoredom. He came and died so He may remarry us. This only applies to we Israelites.
Ezekiel 36:37 Thus saith Yahweh GOD; I will yet for this be enquired (H1875- sought) of by the house of Israel, to do it for them; I will increase them with men like a flock.
We must enquire of Yahweh.
H1156 is the Chaldean use of 'seek'. Used 12x, all in Daniel.
Daniel prayed and sought Yahweh in Babylon, even when the king decreed that anyone who did so would be killed. Seeking Yahweh was demonstrated by action, even in the face of death.
H1245 is also used in Daniel.
Daniel 9:3 And I set my face unto Yahweh God, to seek (H1245- strive after) by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:
Daniel demonstrated the actions of what seeking means.
Seeking Yahweh is not just “Just Believing”, as the “churches” teach.
Hosea 3:5 Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek (H1245- search out, strive after, desire) Yahweh their God, and David their king; and shall fear Yahweh and His goodness in the latter days.
The children of Israel were not to return to some 9000-square-mile patch of sand in the desert. The children of Israel were to return to Yahweh their God, through David their King. Christ is the prophetic David. The children were regathered in America, one nation of the tribes of true Israel under God.
Hosea 5:6 They shall go with their flocks and with their herds to seek (H1245- enquire of) Yahweh; but they shall not find Him; He hath withdrawn Himself from them.
5:7 They have dealt treacherously against Yahweh: for they have begotten strange children: now shall a month devour them with their portions.
Septuagint: 5:7 For they have forsaken Yahweh; for strange children have been born to them: now shall the cankerworm devour them and their heritages.
When we race mix, we forsake Yahweh, we disobey His laws of kind after kind. The book of Joel uses the allegory of insects to describe what happens when we allow the other races into our lives. They devour our blessings and change our heritage. Just look at America today. No longer a white Christian nation. We have forsaken Yahweh.
Hosea 5:15 I will go and return to My place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek (H1245- search out, strive after, desire) My face (presence): in their affliction they will seek Me early (H7836- earnestly).
And so it was, not long after Hosea wrote these words, that Israel and much of Judah began to be taken away in bondage by the Assyrians - a process which lasted from about 742 BC to about 676 BC.
Hosea 7:8 Ephraim, he hath mixed himself among the people; Ephraim is a cake not turned.
Ephraim refers to the northern 10 tribe house of Israel.
Ephraim is a cake not turned, because he mixed himself with the other nations. A “cake not turned” is a cake which is half black!
You do not make steel bars stronger by mixing clay into the process, and the same is true of people. Here we see that diversity is odious to God. God hates diversity, and punishes us for it.
7:9 Strangers have devoured his (Ephraim's) strength, and he knoweth it not: yea, gray hairs are here and there upon him, yet he knoweth not.
Because we as a people collectively do not learn from history, we repeat it over and over.
Hosea 7:10 And the pride of Israel testifieth to His face: and they do not return to Yahweh their God, nor seek (H1245- search out, strive after, desire) Him for all this.
Hosea 10:12 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek (H1875- follow) Yahweh, till He come and rain righteousness upon you.
10:13 Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have reaped iniquity; ye have eaten the fruit of lies: because thou didst trust in thy way, in the multitude of thy mighty men.
Break up your fallow false teachings from “church” and seek the truth. The “churches” teach lies, they teach and trust in their own way.
Amos 4:12 Therefore thus will I do unto you, O Israel: and because I will do this unto you, prepare to meet (H7125- encounter) your God, O Israel.
Septuagint: 4:12 Therefore thus will I do to you, O Israel: nay because I will do thus to you, prepare to call on your God, O Israel.
Israel would meet their God by experiencing His judgment, which He pronounces here through the prophet.
Amos 5:4 For thus saith Yahweh unto the house of Israel, Seek (H1875- follow) ye Me, and ye shall live:
Amos 5:5 But seek (H1875- follow) not Bethel, nor enter into Gilgal, and pass not to Beersheba: for Gilgal shall surely go into captivity, and Bethel shall come to nought.
Amos 5:6 Seek (H1875- follow) Yahweh, and ye shall live; lest He break out like fire in the house of Joseph, and devour it, and there be none to quench it in Bethel.
Bethel was one of the major seats of idolatry, and home of one of the two golden calves set up as the new state religion by Jeroboam I after the kingdom was split from Judah.
5:7 Ye who turn judgment to wormwood (bitterness), and leave off righteousness in the earth,
The Septuagint interpreted verse 7 quite differently, where it is esteemed that Yahweh refers to Himself and says: “It is He that executes judgment in the height above, and He has established justice on the earth:”
Amos 5:8 Seek Him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: Yahweh is His name:
There is no reference number for 'Seek him' in verse 8 because the italicized words in the KJV are added by the translators.
Many people confuse God with Nature. Here we see that God is not merely Nature, but that He is indeed a being, a personality, which transcends Nature.
Orion is also mentioned in the Book of Job, along with others of the constellations, at Job 9:9 and 38:31.
Amos 5:14 Seek (H1875- follow, search, pursue) good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so Yahweh, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken.
Amos 8:11 Behold, the days come, saith Yahweh GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of Yahweh: (1 Sam 3:1)
Amos 8:12 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek (H1245- make inquisition, search out, desire) the word of Yahweh, and shall not find it.
We have a famine in our land today. Even with all the “churches”, the true word of Yahweh is not found in them. They scatter our people with the doctrine of devils, false teachings that are contrary to scripture, and that it is a Jewish book. Nothing but lies. The unlearned are easily deceived.
Obadiah is about Esau Edom and his descendants. The Jews are NOT Israelites, they are Edomites and Canaanites.
Obadiah 1:6 How are the things of Esau searched out (H2664- concealed, hidden, masked, disguised)! how are his hidden things sought up (H1158- desired)!
The Septuagint is a little clearer in verses 5 and 6: “5 If thieves came in to you, or robbers by night, where wouldest you have been cast away? would they not have stolen just enough for themselves? and if grape-gatherers went in to you, would they not leave a gleaning? 6 How has Esau been searched out, and how have his hidden things been detected?”
Esau would have a remnant left if he would be judged by thieves or grape-gatherers. Yahweh will leave nothing when He judges Esau.
Zephaniah 1:6 And them (idolaters) that are turned back from Yahweh; and those that have not sought (H1245- searched out, strived after, desired) Yahweh, nor enquired (H1875- followed, sought for, asked) for Him.
Isaiah 1:4 Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken Yahweh, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.
1:7 Hold thy peace at the presence of Yahweh GOD: for the day of Yahweh is at hand: for Yahweh hath prepared a sacrifice, He hath bid His guests.
1:8 And it shall come to pass in the day of Yahweh's sacrifice, that I will punish the princes, and the king's children, and all such as are clothed with strange apparel.
Non-Israelite apparel. It also is given as an example for the neglect of the law.
The princes, which did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh after their father died may refer to Josiah's sons, Jehoahaz (Jehoiakim ) and Eliakim.
Here the sacrifice is in the destruction of those of the people of Yahweh who had opposed Him in their apostasy, and who are ostensibly going to be slaughtered for the good of the remnant which shall be preserved.
Zephaniah 2:3 Seek (H1245- search out) ye Yahweh, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought His judgment; seek (H1245- strive after) righteousness, seek (H1245- desire) meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of Yahweh's anger.
The ancient Israelite nations, as well as us today, WILL go through judgment. If you follow His righteousness, and practice His ways, He will protect you through it.
Nobody is escaping in a 'rapture', which is not even scriptural.
Zechariah 8:21 And the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, Let us go speedily to pray before Yahweh, and to seek (H1245- search out, strive after) Yahweh of hosts: I will go also.
Zechariah 8:22 Yea, many people and strong nations shall come to seek (H1245- search out) Yahweh of hosts in Jerusalem, and to pray before Yahweh.
8:23 Thus saith Yahweh of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Judaean, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.
The Septuagint: 23 Thus saith Yahweh Almighty; In those days My word shall be fulfilled if ten men of all the languages of the nations should take hold--even take hold of the hem of a Judaean, saying, We will go with thee; for we have heard that God is with you.
The nations are of course the nations of the children of Israel.
It is interesting that verse 23 states “ten men of all the languages of the nations”. This is a reference to the northern 10 tribes of Israel who did not return to Jerusalem after captivity, where a remnant of the two tribes of Judah and Benjamin did return. These Judaeans got the first hand experience of walking with Christ. Hence the reference to “even take hold of the hem of a Judaean, saying, We will go with thee; for we have heard that God is with you.” This happened when the apostles, mainly Paul, brought the gospel (heritage) to the scattered 10 nations of Israel.
The Israelite Levite priesthood had been infiltrated by the Edomite Jews by the 2nd century BC.
Malachi 2:3 Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts; and one shall take you away with it.
The Israelite Levitical priests that rejected Yahweh wound up race mixing with the Edomites.
2:4 And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you, that My covenant might be with Levi, saith Yahweh of hosts.
Yahweh rejected the offerings of the Edomite priesthood and honors His covenant with Levi.
The same thing happened with Cain and Abel. Cain was the son of Eve and the serpent (Devil), so God refused his offering. Abel was Adam's son and God accepted his offering. (Gen 4:3-5)
2:5 My covenant was with him (Levi) of life and peace; and I gave them to him for the fear wherewith he feared (reverenced) Me, and was afraid before My name.
2:6 The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with Me in peace and equity (straightness), and did turn many away from iniquity.
Talking about the Levitical priesthood.
Deuteronomy 33:10 They (Levites) shall teach Jacob thy judgments, and Israel thy law: they shall put incense before thee, and whole burnt sacrifice upon thine altar.
21 I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.
22 But if they had stood in My counsel, and had caused My people to hear My words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings.
Talking about the Edomites that took over the Levitical priesthood.
Malachi 2:7 For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek (H1245- search out, strive after) the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of Yahweh of hosts.
2:8 But ye (Edomite Jews) are departed out of the way; ye have caused many to stumble at the law; ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, saith Yahweh of hosts.
2:9 Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as ye have not kept My ways, but have been partial in the law.
These were the Edomite Jews that eventually took over the sect of the Pharisees. They distorted the laws of Moses into the 'traditions of men' (Judaism), and murdered Christ.
This also includes those Levites that strayed from Yahweh to follow Edom.
Malachi 2:15 And did not He make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek (H1245- search out, strive after, desire) a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.
Do not race mix. Strive to produce a pure godly seed. Kind after kind.
Malachi 3:1 Behold, I will send My messenger (John), and he shall prepare the way before Me: and the Prince, whom ye seek (H1245- search out, strive after, desire), shall suddenly come to His temple (body), even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, He shall come, saith Yahweh of hosts.
Malachi 3:10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove Me now herewith, saith Yahweh of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
When we seek Yahweh and bring our spiritual tithes into the storehouse, He will prove to us through blessings His reward for obedience.
There are 9 words in the Greek used to define seek.
G2212 zēteō dzay-teh'-o
Of uncertain affinity; to seek (literally or figuratively); specifically (by Hebraism) to worship (God), or (in a bad sense) to plot (against life): - be (go) about, desire, endeavour, enquire (for), require, (X will) seek (after, for, means). Compare G4441 a primary word, (which occurs only as an alternate in certain tenses); to question, that is, ascertain by inquiry (as a matter of information merely; and thus differing from G2065, which properly means a request as a favor; and from G154 to ask, which is strictly a demand of something due; as well as from G2212 seek, which implies a search for something hidden; and from G1189 to beg, which involves the idea of urgent need); by implication to learn (by casual intelligence): - ask, demand, enquire, understand..
Endeavor- To attempt to gain; to try to effect.
Matthew 2:13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of Yahweh appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be you there until I bring you word: for Herod will seek (G2212- plot against) the young child to destroy Him.
Herod was an Edomite Jew.
2:19 But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of Yahweh appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,
Matthew 2:20 Saying, Arise, and take the young child and His mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought (G2212- plot against) the young child's life.
Matthew 6:32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles (heathen) seek:) (G1934- crave, desire) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
Matthew 6:33 But seek (G2212- endeavor, enquire for, desire) ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
The “churches” teach a “gospel of personal salvation”, which is found nowhere in scripture.
Matthew 7:7/Luke 11:9-10 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek (G2212- enquire), and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
Matthew 7:8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh (G2212- enquires for) findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Matthew 28:5/Mark 16:6 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek (G2212- enquire for, seek for) Jesus, which was crucified.
Mark 1:37 And when they had found Him, they said unto Him, All men seek for (G2212) You.
This can have several meanings. All that seek for Him can include those that wish to follow Him, desire, endeavor, worship and enquire for Him. It can also include all that seek to plot against Him and require His death.
Mark 11:18 And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought (G2212- plot against Him) how they might destroy Him: for they feared Him, because all the people was astonished at His doctrine.
The scribes and priests were Jews. They did not accept Him because they are not His people, they feared Him and did not teach His doctrine.
Luke 12:29 And seek (G2212- enquire) not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.
Luke 12:31 But rather seek (G2212- endeavor, desire) ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Again, seek the kingdom, not 'personal salvation'.
Luke 13:24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek (G2212- desire) to enter in, and shall not be able.
Judeo-Christians, and all the other denominations for that matter, seek a delusion. A Jewish Jesus and false doctrine can bring nothing but death.
Luke 17:33 Whosoever shall seek (G2212- desire) to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.
Again, seeking 'personal salvation', or declaring yourselves 'saved' will lead to death and destruction.
We are to seek Yahweh and brotherly love, this will preserve you in this life.
Luke 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek (G2212- enquire for) and to save that which was lost.
'Saved' means preserved, and has to do with this life. Preservation comes by the 'practice' of righteousness. Seeking Yahweh.
'Lost' means put away in punishment. Yahweh divorced our ancestors for whordom and idolatry. He came as Christ to remind and preserve us through His sacrifice. The gospel.
Luke 24:5 And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek (G2212- enquire) ye the living among the dead?
John 1:38 Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek (G2212- enquire) ye? They said unto Him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest You?
Yahshua Christ was speaking to the Edomite Jew Pharisees who were questioning His works.
John 5:30 I can of Mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and My judgment is just; because I seek (G2212- enquire, desire) not Mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent Me.
5:37 And the Father Himself, which hath sent Me, hath borne witness of Me. Ye (Jews) have neither heard His voice at any time, nor seen His shape.
5:38 And ye have not His word abiding in you: for whom He hath sent, Him ye believe not.
Christ is still speaking to the Edomite Pharisees.
John 5:39 Search (G2045- investigate, examine) the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of Me.
Greek: 39 Search the scriptures; because you suppose by them to have eternal life, and these are they which testify of Me.
5:40 And ye will not come to Me, that ye might have life.
5:41 I receive not honour from men.
41 I would not receive an opinion from men.
5:42 But I know you (Jews), that ye have not the love of God in you.
5:43 I am come in My Father's name, and ye receive Me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.
John 5:44 How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek (G2212- desire) not the honour that cometh from God only?
44 How are you able to believe an opinion being received from each other, and the opinion from the One and Only you do not seek?
The Edomite Jews followed the letter of the law and had a form of godliness. They sought the praise of men. They do not seek Yahweh.
John 6:26 Jesus answered them (the people) and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek (G2212- desire) Me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled.
Free loaders. They followed Him to fill their bellies. The same thing is happening in today's “churches”, they put in their 52 hours a year, declare themselves 'saved' and await the 'rapture'. This is NOT seeking Yahweh, rather it is sitting in your own pew.
John 7:4 For there is no man that doeth any thing in secret, and he himself seeketh (G2212- endeavors) to be known openly (in public). If You do these things, shew Thyself to the world.
John 7:5 For neither did His brethren believe in Him.
These were Mary's other children, after Joseph, who evidently passed. They did not believe in Him and were challenging Him to prove Himself.
John 7:6 Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is always ready.
John 7:7 The world (society) cannot hate you; but Me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.
Society follows the way of Cain. Only a remnant follows The Way of Christ.
John 7:18 He that speaketh of himself seeketh (G2212- endeavors) his own glory: but he that seeketh (G2212- endeavors) His glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.
“I'm saved” and 'once saved always saved' is seeking one's own glory. Scripture teaches no such thing.
John 7:25 Then said some of them of Jerusalem, Is not this He, whom they seek (G2212- endeavor, desire, plot) to kill?
The Jews sought to kill Christ, because He was challenging their authority.
7:31 And many of the people believed on Him, and said, When Christ cometh, will He do more miracles than these which this man hath done?
The True Israelites among the Judaeans accepted that He was Him.
7:32 The Pharisees heard that the people murmured such things concerning Him; and the Pharisees and the chief priests sent officers to take Him.
These were not Romans, they were the priest's officers.
7:33 Then said Jesus unto them, Yet a little while am I with you, and then I go unto Him that sent Me.
John 7:34 Ye shall seek (G2212- enquire for) Me, and shall not find Me: and where I am, thither ye cannot come.
He is still talking with the Jew Pharisees. There were also Israelite Judaeans among the crowds.
7:35 Then said the Jews (Judaeans) among themselves, Whither will He go, that we shall not find Him? will He go unto the dispersed among the Gentiles, and teach the Gentiles?
The 'dispersed' is correctly translated here, as it refers to the dispersed Nations of the tribes of Israel. Those that did not come back to Judaea after captivity and forgot their heritage.
“Gentiles”, which should not be in the Bible, is a Latin word that only means a nation, race, or people. Most of the time it refers to the dispersed Nations of Israel, sometimes it refers to the other nations of peoples, depending on the context.
Here in verse 35, the KJV translators took the Greek word 'Hellen', which means a Greek speaking person, and put 'Gentile'. This is a deliberate error used to support universalism.
The Greek: 35 Therefore the Judaeans said to themselves “Where is He about to go that we shall not find Him? Is He about to go to the dispersion of the Greeks and teach the Greeks?
John 7:36 What manner of saying is this that He said, Ye shall seek (G2212- enquire of) Me, and shall not find Me: and where I am, thither ye cannot come?
The Jews cannot see and hear because they are not His people.
John 8:19 Then said they (Edomite Pharisees) unto Him, Where is thy Father? Jesus answered, Ye neither know Me, nor My Father: if ye had known Me, ye should have known My Father also.
If you are not of Him, you will not know Him.
Christ is stating that these Edomite Jews do not know Christ or the Father.
8:20 These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as He taught in the temple: and no man laid hands on Him; for His hour was not yet come.
John 8:21 Then said Jesus again unto them, I go My way, and ye shall seek (G2212- enquire of) Me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come.
He is still talking directly to the Pharisees.
John 8:37 I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek (G2212- plot against, endeavor, desire) to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.
Christ knows that the Edomites are Abraham's seed through Esau. But Esau was a race traitor and sold his birthright. He took Canaanite wives and his, as well as Cain's, seed was a mixed satanic seed. A mixed seed is a broken cistern that cannot hold water. They had no part in the covenants and promises made to Jacob's seed.
8:38 I speak that which I have seen with My Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.
Christ Himself distinguishes between His Father Yahweh God and the Edomite Pharisee Jews father Satan.
8:39 They answered and said unto Him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children, ye would do the works of Abraham.
Even though they are a mixed breed they still cling to Abraham as if it gives them any validity.
A mule can't claim that it is a pure bred, or GMO corn, natural.
John 8:40 But now ye seek (G2212- plot against, endeavor, desire) to kill Me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.
8:41 Ye do the deeds of your father (the Devil). Then said they to Him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
The Jews, and the “churches” claim we are all God's children. Scripture tells a different story.
The Edomites are most certainly born of race mixing.
8:43 Why do ye not understand My speech? because ye cannot (are not able to) hear My word.
8:44 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 (devices): for he is a liar, and the father of it.
8:45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe Me not.
John 8:50 And I seek (G2212- desire) not Mine own glory: there is one that seeketh (G2212- requires) and judgeth.
John 13:33 Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek (G2212- desire, enquire of) Me: and as I said unto the Jews (the Edomite scribes and Pharisees), Whither I go, ye cannot come; so now I say to you.
13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
13:35 By this shall all men know that ye are My disciples, if ye have love one to another.
13:36 Simon Peter said unto Him, Prince, whither goest thou? Jesus answered him, Whither I go, thou canst not follow Me now; but thou shalt follow Me afterwards.
Christ told the Edomite Jews that they can never follow Him, here in verse 36 He tells Peter he can't follow Him now, but after.
John 16:19 Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask Him, and said unto them, Do ye enquire (G2212- desire, seek in order to find) among yourselves of that I said, A little while, and ye shall not see Me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see Me?
Seek Him, follow Him, obey Him, and ye shall 'in a little while' see Him again.
John 18:4 Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon Him, went forth, and said unto them (the priest's soldiers), Whom seek (G2212- desire, enquire of) ye?
John 18:7 Then asked (G1905- questioned) He them again, Whom seek (G2212- enquire, desire) ye? And they said, Jesus of Nazareth.
John 18:8 Jesus answered, I have told you that I am He: if therefore ye seek (G2212- desire, enquire of) Me, let these (His disciples) go their way:
Acts 5:42 And daily in the temple, and in every house, they (Peter and the apostles) ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.
“Just Believing” is NOT seeking. Seeking involves learning, teaching, proclaiming, doing, practicing, proving, examining, studying, speaking and walking in The Way.
Acts 13:7 Which was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man; who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired (G1934- craved, desired, sought) to hear the word of God.
The name Saul means, to straddle. Paul certainly bridged Hebrewism and the Greco-Roman world.
Paul was the apostle to the, NOT 'Gentiles', but rather to the nations of Israel that settled outside Judaea. Many Israelites lived in Greece at the time and craved the gospel, which is our heritage and history.
Acts 15:17 That the residue of men might seek after (G1567) the Prince, and all the Gentiles (dispersed Israelites), upon whom My name is called, saith the Prince, who doeth all these things.
G1567 ekzēteō ek-zay-teh'-o
From G1537 A primary preposition denoting origin and G2212 to seek; to search out, that is, (figuratively) investigate, crave, demand, (by Hebraism) worship: - en- (re-) quire, seek after (carefully, diligently). (BDB) Scrutinize.
The Bereans not only listen to what is preached but also verify it against the scriptures.
Acts 17:1 Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the Judaeans:
The synagogues were much like the denominations today. Preaching the doctrine of Judaism, which is NOT Christianity. Christ never spoke any good about the synagogues.
Acts 17:2 And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,
Acts 17:3 Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ.
Acts 17:4 And some of them believed, and consorted with Paul and Silas; and of the devout Greeks a great multitude, and of the chief women not a few.
Acts 17:5 But the Judaeans which believed not, moved with envy, took unto them certain lewd fellows of the baser sort, and gathered a company, and set all the city on an uproar, and assaulted the house of Jason, and sought to bring them out to the people.
Acts 17:6 And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the rulers of the city, crying, These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also;
Acts 17:7 Whom Jason hath received: and these all do contrary to the decrees of Caesar, saying that there is another king, one Yahshua.
Acts 17:8 And they troubled the people and the rulers of the city, when they heard these things.
Acts 17:9 And when they had taken security of Jason, and of the other, they let them go.
Acts 17:10 And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Judaeans.
Acts 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
Acts 17:12 Therefore many of them believed; also of honourable women which were Greeks, and of men, not a few.
Acts 17:13 But when the Jews of Thessalonica had knowledge that the word of God was preached of Paul at Berea, they came thither also, and stirred up the people.
Searched is G350 anakrino. It means to examine, investigate, scrutinize, discern, question, determine, judge, sift. These are all verbs. Action. Physically doing.
All the “churches” are just believing everything they hear from their pastor. Christ warned of the great deception, the whole world would be deceived, but an elect few. These pastors are just ignorantly repeating lies. The intentions are probably innocent but the information is destructive. It matters who and what we believe in.
Be like the Bereans.
Acts 17:27 That they (we Adamites) should seek (G2212- desire, enquire of) the Prince, if haply they might feel after Him, and find Him, though He be not far from every one of us:
17:28 For in Him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also His offspring.
The “churches” teach that anyone can become God's offspring, even spiritually. “Just believe”.
The scriptures teach that offspring are literal descendants, literal seed, literally His family.
Romans 2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek (G2212- desire, endeavor) for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
When we seek Yahweh, building the kingdom, and loving our brethren, glory awaits.
Romans 3:11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after (G1567- searches out) God.
None of us are sinless, none of us are righteous, none of us seek His presence always. Only Yahshua did it. Only Yahshua had faith (allegiance). Only Yahshua completed a mortal life perfectly following The Way. All we have to do is strive to imitate the example He demonstrated. It is the effort and sincerity that He wants. When we seek His presence, act like Christ.
Romans 8:8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please (G700) God.
G700 areskō ar-es'-ko
Probably from G142 (through the idea of exciting emotion); to be agreeable (or by implication to seek to be so): - please.
Thayer Definition: 1) to please 2) to strive to please 2a) to accommodate one’s self to the opinions desires and interests of others
Paul continues to talk about the law. That we should seek to establish the law.
To mind things of the Spirit, not the flesh. Righteousness and the law.
Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
The original Greek is a little clearer:
3 The law is powerless, in that it has been weak over the flesh, Yahweh sending His own Son in the likeness of errant flesh, and amidst guilt, condemned guilt in the flesh,
Christ was Yahweh come as a man, living in a sinful society, and Himself never sinning. His sacrifice was for our sins, if He had sinned, He would not have been able to bear ours.
8:4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Part of the definition of righteousness is judgment. We will be judged.
8:5 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
8:6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
6 For the purpose of flesh is death; but the purpose of the spirit, life and peace.
8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity (hostile) against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.
7 Because the purpose of flesh is hostility to Yahweh, then to the law of Yahweh it is not obedient; neither is it able to be;
8:8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please (G700- be agreeable with) God.
Most everything in and about our society is not agreeable with The Way.
Again, the test is to be mindful and as separate from it as possible. “Be ye separate, come up out of her My people, touch not the unclean”.
Romans 8:27 And He that searcheth (G2045- investigates, examines) the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because He maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
1Chronicles 28:9 ...know thou the God of thy father, and serve Him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for Yahweh searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek Him, He will be found of thee; but if thou forsake Him, He will cast thee off for ever.
8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.
His purpose is not to call you to “just believe” and wait for Him to 'rapture' you.
If you respond to the call, it is to fill you with knowledge and understanding which must be passed on to others of our race. The gospel message. The reminder of our heritage, promises and duty. To seek first and build the kingdom of Yahweh.
Romans 10:1 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved (preserved).
10:2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
Romans 10:3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about (G2212- desiring, endeavoring) to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
Verses 1-3 describes the “churches” today. Don't get mad, get educated.
It must be understood that the Bible is written by, to, for and about the race of Adam. It is a history book of our family, heritage and God. The context is always OUR PEOPLE, it is NOT about anyone else. Arnold Kennedy wrote a great paper demonstrating that the words 'whosoever, every, and all' are referring to OUR PEOPLE. The context does not change. This is OUR history.
Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Prince shall be saved.
Whosoever, of the kin of Christ, who is named after Him, and follows Him in obedience and allegiance (faith), shall be preserved in this life, and be placed into position of son, and inherit the glory promised to those of the Anointed seed of Isaac.
10:14 How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher (proclamation)?
10:15 And how shall they preach (proclaim), except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
Isaiah 52:7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
10:16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah saith, Yahweh, who hath believed our report?
Isaiah 53:1 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of Yahweh revealed?
10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
10:18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.
Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations (of Israel); and then shall the end come.
10:19 But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.
Romans 10:20 But Isaiah is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought (G2212- enquired of) Me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked (G1905- inquired, desired) not after Me.
Many Israelites lost and forgot their heritage. The Romans were a branch of Zarah Judah, that left Egypt before the Exodus. Most all the northern 10 tribe house of Israel did not return after the Assyrian and Babylonian captivities and settled elsewhere. They were all still Israelites, and when the gospel caught up to them, they desired and craved it because it was on their hearts, in their blood.
Romans 11:7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for (G1934- craved, desired); but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded
Romans 11:8 (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.
Isaiah 29:10 For Yahweh hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.
Why don't today's “churches” know anything about scripture, history, heritage, etc.? Because they choose to believe the doctrines of men. Yahweh made this test of life hard, to prove His children. He's not going to choose a person who just goes through the motion. Wake up.
Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world (society): but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Romans 15:1 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please (G700- accommodate) ourselves.
Romans 15:2 Let every one of us please (G700- make amends, be agreeable) his neighbour for his good to edification.
Romans 15:3 For even Christ pleased (G700- accommodated) not Himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached you fell on Me.
Psalm 69:9 For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached Thee are fallen upon me.
15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope (expectation).
We must know the history in order to know the mystery.
1Corinthians 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world (ages) unto (for) our glory (honor):
2:8 Which none of the princes of this world (age) knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
Greek has: “...not have crucified the Authority of that honor.”
Ephesians 3:5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto His holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
Colossians 1:26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to His saints:
The wisdom of this age is worthless, with it your not accomplished. To be a Christian and love your brother and be obedient to Yahweh makes you accomplished.
2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him.
John 14:15 If ye love Me, keep My commandments.
Isaiah 64:4 For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what He hath prepared for him that waiteth for Him.
1Corinthians 2:10 But God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth (G2045- investigates, examines) all things, yea, the deep things of God.
The 'us' here is those with the spirit breathed into them. Adam. Descendants of Adam.
2:11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
If you don't have the spirit (DNA), you can't know God.
1Corinthians 7:32 But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Prince, how he may please (G700- accommodate, be agreeable, seek) the Prince:
1Corinthians 10:24 Let no man seek (G2212- desire) his own, but every man another's wealth.
The Greek: 24 No one must seek for that of himself, but that of the other.
We should not seek our own gain, but our brethren's. Don't be selfish.
It's not personal gain or 'personal salvation', rather we must seek first the kingdom, which is done by edifying our brethren.
1Corinthians 11:28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.
2Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith (allegiance); prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? (unapproved)
11:29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Prince's body.
'unworthily' means unfit. You have to know what you are doing and why it is done. Not just going through the motions, but understand the purpose, meaning, and reason to partake in communion or fellowship.
1Corinthians 14:12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek (G2212- desire) that ye may excel to the edifying of the church (body- the ecclesia- the obedient sons of Jacob).
Seek to build up your brethren, which is building the kingdom.
2Corinthians 4:1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry (service), as we have received mercy, we faint (falter) not;
Paul is saying to be honest and truthful, and not deceitful and crafty. Be righteous and follow the law.
4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
4:3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost (those being destroyed):
4:4 In whom the god of this world (age) hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
A few points: The lower case god is a reference to Satan. Satan is the god of this 'age'.
The word, 'Christ' is referring to, His kinsmen, the children of Israel, the Anointed seed.
The Greek: 4 By whom the 'god' of this age has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, for not to shine the light of the good message of the honor of the Anointed, who are the image of Yahweh.
2Corinthians 4:5 For we preach (proclaim) not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Prince; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.
2Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith (in allegiance); prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates (unapproved)?
Galatians 1:10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek (G2212- desire) to please (G700- accommodate, agree with) men? for if I yet pleased (G700- accommodated, agreed with) men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
1Thessalonians 2:4 But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.
1:11 But I certify (point out to) you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of (by) me is not after (according to) man.
1:12 For I neither received it of (by) man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Conversion on the road to Damascus.
Today's “church” doctrine is according to man. It does not please God. There are more churches today than ever, and we are in the worst spiritual shape than ever. There must be a connection! Deliberate deception and willful ignorance is the same thing.
Galatians 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law (rituals), but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law (rituals): for by the works of the law (rituals) shall no flesh be justified.
Works of the law is not the 10 commandments. They are ordinances. They are referring to the sacrificial rituals. Before Christ died, the Israelite priesthood performed sacrifice for the atonement of sin. When Christ died, He was the last sacrifice, and the reigning high priest. These rituals were to cease. Many Israelites did not understand this and wanted to continue the rituals. The Judaizers were agitating the people and saying that Paul was doing away with the law (rituals) and these people were upset about it. See Acts 21:18-26
The rituals themselves cannot justify. They are just a schoolmaster for us to learn from.
The allegiance with our Prince is our salvation (preservation).
The Pharisees wanted to keep the rituals because they could control the people.
Notice in verse 16 it reads 'faith of Christ', twice. We are not “saved” because we believe in a man named Jesus (Yahshua). We are preserved in this life because we believe AND follow in the faith OF Christ. What is the faith of Christ? Faith means allegiance, loyalty, copying the example of. Christ has the allegiance to Yahweh. He obeyed and followed the plan of God. If we believe in the faith of Christ, then we must emulate His example. “Just believing” is not enough.
Galatians 2:17 But if, while we seek (G2212- desire, enquire, endeavor) to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.
We are still not to sin. We don't have to make animal sacrifices anymore, but we must make spiritual sacrifices, meaning, seeking and following Him.
Galatians 6:4 But let every man prove (examine) his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.
6:5 For every man shall bear his own burden.
Philippians 1:10 That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ;
The Greek: 10 For you to examine those things that differ, in order that you would be pure and not stumbling unto the day of Christ.
False doctrine and a Jewish Jesus are huge stumbling blocks.
Philippians 1:27 Only let your conversation (conduct) be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together (G4866- to seek jointly) for the faith of the gospel;
Ephesians 4:1 I therefore, the prisoner of the Prince, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation (calling) wherewith ye are called,
1Thesselonians 2:12 That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto His kingdom and glory (honor).
1Corinthians 1:10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Prince Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
Philippians 2:21 For all seek (G2212- desire, enquire of) their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ's.
All the denominations want to follow their own doctrines. They make scripture to fit their interpretation.
Philippians 3:20 For our conversation (government) is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Prince Jesus Christ:
Philippians 4:3 And I intreat you also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with (G4866- sought jointly, strove together with) me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life.
Colossians 1:28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:
The Greek: 28 Whom we declare, admonishing every man and teaching every man in all wisdom in order that we may present every man perfect among the Anointed (the group).
Colossians 3:1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek (G2212- desire, endeavor, enquire of) those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
Seek righteousness. This can only be done by following the law, following His example, loving your brethren.
1Thessalonians 2:4 But as we were allowed (approved) of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing (G700- accommodating, agreeing with) men, but God, which trieth our hearts.
2:5 For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; God is witness:
2:6 Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.
They had the ability to use a spiritual authority over these people, but they refrain from that. Unlike the Edomite scribes and Pharisees that reign over the people with their 'doctrines of men'.
1Thessalonians 2:15 Who both killed the Prince Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please (G700- accommodate, agree with, seek) not God, and are contrary to all men:
The KJV has “their own prophets”. This was added by the translators to support the lie that the Jews are Israel. It is not in the older texts. The first appearance of 'their own' is in the 6th or 7th century revision of the 5th century codex Bezae.
Here are some examples of Edomites killing Israelite prophets and priests. Remember Doeg the Edomite? (1 Sam 21:7, 22:9,18,22, Psa 52:1) Or Jezebel? (1 Ki 18:4, 21:15,23, 2 Ki 9:7, Rev 2:20)
1Thessalonians 4:1 Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Prince Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please (G700- accommodate, agree with, seek) God, so ye would abound more and more.
Colossians 1:10 That ye might walk worthy of the Prince unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
1Thessalonians 5:20 Despise not prophesyings.
The Greek: 20 Do not despise expounding of scripture,
1Thessalonians 5:21 Prove (scrutinize) all things; hold fast that which is good.
1John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
We must also understand that most of the preachers in the “churches” today, though well meaning, are deceived by the education in the seminary schools which are controlled by our enemies. Even Paul, who was raised a Pharisee (in Judaism), but Christ converted him to true Christianity.
2Timothy 2:2 And the things that you hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit you to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
2Timothy 2:3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
2Timothy 2:4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please (G700- accommodate, agreed with) him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
2Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Going to “church” is not studying. Believing what your “preacher” says is not studying. You can go to “church” and listen to your “preacher” all you want, but check the scriptures and use a concordance and other study tools to discern if what you are receiving is truth according to scripture. You may not see it yet, but the “churches” are not following scripture.
2:16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
Ungodliness is rampant. The “churches” are failing. The Word is so diluted. Sin is expounding.
2Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of Yahweh would be perfect, having prepared himself for all good works.
False doctrine does not produce good works.
People believe that they can make the scriptures fit their interpretation and view. Just like the “churches”, their understanding is backwards.
2Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure (maintain) sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap (G2002- accumulate, seek additionally) to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
Such as the “rapture”. It sure sounds great. “Just believe” and be taken out of here before the fit hits the shan. Christ wasn't “raptured”. He went through tribulation and now look at Him. Immortal. His example is our path.
2Timothy 4:13 The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when you comest, bring with you, and the books, but especially the parchments.
The Old Testament was still relevant.
The “churches” teach that the OT was then, and a Jewish book, and NT is for the “church”.
The scriptures teach that the people of the OT are the same in the NT. The seed of Abraham. Today, the white nations of the world. The theme does not change.
The Levitical priesthood had to maintain a strict observance of every detail and follow the pattern of it until the sacrifice of Christ.
Hebrews 8:6 But now hath He (Christ) obtained a more excellent ministry (distinguished office), by how much also He is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.
The law written on our heart and the acceptance of Christ as our High Priest. The old covenant was not erased, it served it's purpose leading up to the crucifixion. Now that Christ died for us, through Him we might have everlasting life, not the priesthood. The sacrifices shall cease. (Dan 9:27)
Hebrews 8:7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought (G2212- required) for the second.
It was our inability to follow it that was at fault.
Bringing animals to the priests for their sins became empty and insincere. When Christ died, the priesthood and rituals expired. Now we must bring our thoughts, actions and deeds into practice as spiritual sacrifices.
Hebrews 9:28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
The last part is in a different order in the Greek: 'He shall appear a second time apart from errors, to those who look to Him for preservation.'
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith (allegiance) it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek (G1567- search out, investigate, enquire worship) Him.
A reward needs an act of obedience. “Just Believing” is not enough.
If a child 'believes' his room is clean, will he receive an allowance? No. He must do.
Hebrews 11:13 These all died in faith (allegiance), not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
John 8:56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day: and he saw, and was glad.
They had trust in the prophecies and the promises, that they would come true.
Hebrews 11:14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek (G1934- desire) a country.
Hebrews 13:14 For here have we no continuing (lasting) city, but we seek (G1934- desire) one to come.
Micah 2:10 Arise you, and depart; for this is not your rest: because it is polluted, it shall destroy you, even with a sore destruction.
It is not a righteous society. Aliens in our land, acceptance of homosexuals and mixed couples. Apostasy taught in our churches. The adversary's children running our country. Yes, we elect few seek the kingdom to come.
1Peter 1:10 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired (G1567- searched out) and searched diligently (examined), who prophesied of the grace (favor) that should come unto you:
1Peter 1:11 Searching (G2045- investigating, examining) what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.
1Peter 3:11 Let him eschew (turn away from) evil, and do good; let him seek (G2212- desire, enquire of, endeavor for) peace, and ensue it.
Psalm 37:27 Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.
3:12 For the eyes of Yahweh are over the righteous, and His ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of Yahweh is against them that do evil.
John 9:31 Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth His will, him He heareth.
3:13 And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?
Proverbs 16:7 When a man's ways please Yahweh, He maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.
2Peter 3:13 Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
2Peter 3:14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of Him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
1John 4:1 Beloved, believe (trust) not every spirit, but try (scrutinize) the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
Matthew 24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
This goes for those closest to you as well, your preacher, your parents, friends. Anyone can be deceived and repeat that deception ignorantly. Today's “churches” are a perfect example.
Revelation 2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am He which searcheth (G2045- investigate, examines) the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.
If you understand the true scriptures and Word of Yahweh, you have nothing to fear.
If you believe in any of the doctrines of any of the denominations of “churches” today, then you are apostate, unapproved, deceived, fitted for destruction, partaker of unrighteousness, lover of the world, contributor of 'untempered mortar', adding to the lies and propaganda of devils.
But there is still hope.
Acknowledge, confess, repent, ask for knowledge, discernment and understanding, study, practice and walk in The Way. This is what 'seeking His presence' is.