TESTED TRIED TEMPTED AND PROVED
Satan was an angel, the morning star, and he was sent here to govern the earth. We all know that he fell and was cast to the ground, no more able to leave and return to the heavens. When God created the species of man, Satan and his angels defiled everything from man to animals and plants. Very similar to today's scientists, altering food (GMO's) and breeding diverse animals and experimenting in ungodly things. Race mixing is also against the natural order of things.
Yahweh God had enough and destroyed the earth about 10,500 BC with the comet Phaeton. It was about 5000 years later that He planted Adam in the earth as the new superintendent to replace Satan. It was Adam's job to teach righteousness and govern the earth in Yahweh's Ways. This was Adam's test, and as we read in Genesis, he failed also.
Training of the Chosen People
Abraham was tested as to belief in God's promise of descendants through Isaac, even though God might require him to slay this same Isaac.
Jacob was tested in conflict at Bethel as he prepared to meet Esau.
Moses was trained and prepared to hear God's voice in the solitude of the wilderness.
The children of Jacob, as a nation, had to undergo a 40 year period of training in the wilderness of Sinai as they traveled back to the land promised to Abraham.
They witnessed Yahweh as Master of nature. Master of Providence as He supplied them with water and food.
They learned to hate slavery, oppression and idolatry, and to understand that Yahweh's primary demand on them who were to be His witnesses was a monotheistic worship of Him and no other gods.
To learn the written law. The commandments, statutes and judgments.
To learn practical living, keeping the Sabbaths and feast days.
This mortal life is our test. We were given instructions and guidance for this life in the scriptures and by the prophets. Yahweh even came in the flesh to show us the example and the answers to passing the grade. The following verses will demonstrate that we are in a true life exam and if we want a chance to enter into the kingdom, we must pass.
Exodus 16:4 Then said Yahweh unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven (the sky) for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate (portion) every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in My law, or no.
They were to gather a certain amount everyday.
16:16 This is the thing which Yahweh hath commanded, Gather of it every man according to his eating, an omer for every man, according to the number of your persons; take you every man for them which are in his tents.
16:17 And the children of Israel did so, and gathered, some more, some less.
16:18 And when they did mete (measure) it with an omer, he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack; they gathered every man according to his eating.
2Corinthians 8:15 As it is written, He that had gathered much had nothing over; and he that had gathered little had no lack.
16:19 And Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the morning.
16:20 Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and stank: and Moses was wroth with them.
16:21 And they gathered it every morning, every man according to his eating: and when the sun waxed hot, it melted.
16:22 And it came to pass, that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for one man: and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses.
16:23 And he said unto them, This is that which Yahweh hath said, To morrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto Yahweh: bake that which you will bake to day, and seethe that you will seethe; and that which remaineth over lay up for you to be kept until the morning.
16:24 And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade: and it did not stink, neither was there any worm therein.
If you listen to the commands of Yahweh, He will provide for you.
Those that did not listen brought worms and stench into the camp.
Exodus 20:20 And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that His fear (reverence) may be before your faces, that you sin not.
H2398 sin, means (miss the mark of duty and responsibility to observe these commandments). There are other words for sin. This one means to miss the mark.
We must revere Yahweh and not sin against Him.
Deuteronomy 8:1 All the commandments which I command you this day shall you observe to do, that you may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which Yahweh sware unto your (fore) fathers.
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.
8:3 And He humbled you, and suffered you to hunger, and fed you with manna, which you knewest not, neither did your fathers know; that He might make you know that man (Adam) doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of Yahweh doth man (Adam) live.
Matthew 4:4 But He answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
8:4 Thy raiment waxed not old upon you, neither did your foot swell, these forty years.
8:5 You shalt also consider in your heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so Yahweh your God chasteneth you.
9 For when they were tried albeit but in mercy chastised, they knew how the ungodly were judged in wrath and tormented, thirsting in another manner than the just.
10 For these you didst admonish and try, as a father: but the other, as a severe king, you didst condemn and punish.
8:6 Therefore you shalt keep the commandments of Yahweh your God, to walk in His ways, and to fear (revere) Him.
8:12 Lest when you hast eaten and are full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein;
Hosea 13:6 According to their pasture, so were they filled; they were filled, and their heart was exalted; therefore have they forgotten Me.
8:13 And when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and your gold is multiplied, and all that you hast is multiplied;
8:14 Then your heart be lifted up, and you forget Yahweh your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage;
8:15 Who led you through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where there was no water; who brought you forth water out of the rock of flint;
BF Jackson has the brass serpent as a thermometer which warned the people to remain in there tents during the hottest part of the day to avoid radiation from the intense heat.
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;
The latter end referring to “end of the journey” in the wilderness. It also applies to the final grade of this mortal test.
8:17 And you say in your heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth.
8:18 But you shalt remember Yahweh your God: for it is He that giveth you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He sware unto your fathers, as it is this day.
Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of Yahweh, it maketh rich, and He addeth no sorrow with it.
Hosea 2:8 For she did not know that I gave her new grain, and wine, and oil, and multiplied her silver and gold, which they prepared for Baal.
The same happens to today's “church” goers. Yahweh gives to them, but they praise a Jewish Jesus for it. A Jewish Jesus is no different than Baal.
Hosea 2:9 Therefore will I return, and take away My new grain in the time thereof, and My wine in the season thereof, and will recover My wool and My flax given to cover her nakedness.
8:19 And it shall be, if you do at all forget Yahweh your God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that you shall surely perish.
Part of the test is to be humble, give Yahweh the credit for your abundance, worship Him, and live. When you do this, you become eligible to receive the promises of His covenant.
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Deuteronomy 21:5 And the priests the sons of Levi shall come near; for them Yahweh your God hath chosen to minister unto Him, and to bless in the name of Yahweh; and by their word shall every controversy and every stroke be tried:
Judges 2:19 And it came to pass, when the judge was dead, that they returned, and corrupted themselves more than their fathers (ancestors), in following other gods to serve them, and to bow down unto them; they ceased not from their own doings (practices), nor from their stubborn way.
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 (ancestors), 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:
2:22 That through them I may prove Israel, whether they will keep the way of Yahweh to walk therein, as their fathers (ancestors) did keep it, or not.
Yahweh uses the other races to prove us. The other races do not have the Spirit (DNA) that we have. They have different traditions and gods and they are stumbling blocks for us when we mingle with them. Part of our test is to remain separate and keep the way of Yahweh. But we don't, just look at what America has become. Multi-racial, multi-cultural, multi-denominational, with multi-gods. See 'Separate and Segregated' in Word Studies menu.
Judges 3:1 Now these are the nations which Yahweh left, to prove (test) Israel by them, even as many of Israel as had not known all the wars of Canaan;
3:2 Only that the generations of the children of Israel might know, to teach them war, at the least such as before knew nothing thereof;
3:3 Namely, five lords (tyrants) 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.
Joshua 13:3 From Sihor, which is before Egypt, even unto the borders of Ekron northward, which is counted to the Canaanite: five lords of the Philistines; the Gazathites, and the Ashdothites, the Eshkalonites, the Gittites, and the Ekronites; also the Avites:
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.
3:5 And the children of Israel dwelt among the Canaanites, Hittites, and Amorites, and Perizzites, and Hivites, and Jebusites:
Psalm 106:35 But were mingled among the heathen, and learned their works.
3:6 And they took their daughters to be their wives, and gave their daughters to their sons, and served their gods.
Exodus 34:16 And you take of their daughters unto your sons, and their daughters go a whoring after their gods, and make your sons go a whoring after their gods.
Deuteronomy 7:3 Neither shalt you make marriages with them; your daughter you shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt you take unto your son.
3:7 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of Yahweh, and forgat Yahweh their God, and served Baalim and the groves.
The groves is H842 asherah, a reference to the goddess asherah (or Astarte), they were carved altar poles to Asherah. This is where we get the pagan holiday of Easter. Sex orgies and such.
3:8 Therefore the anger of Yahweh was hot against Israel, and He sold them into the hand of Chushanrishathaim king of Mesopotamia: and the children of Israel served Chushanrishathaim eight years.
The test is to remain separate from the other races. When we don't, we adopt their ways and fail the test.
Judges 7:4 And Yahweh said unto Gideon, The people are yet too many; bring them down unto the water, and I will try (test) them for you there: and it shall be, that of whom I say unto you, This shall go with you, the same shall go with you; and of whomsoever I say unto you, This shall not go with you, the same shall not go.
7:5 So he brought down the people unto the water: and Yahweh said unto Gideon, Every one that lappeth of the water with his tongue, as a dog lappeth, him shalt you set by himself; likewise every one that boweth down upon his knees to drink.
7:6 And the number of them that lapped, putting their hand to their mouth, were three hundred men: but all the rest of the people bowed down upon their knees to drink water.
7:7 And Yahweh said unto Gideon, By the three hundred men that lapped will I save you, and deliver the Midianites into your hand: and let all the other people go every man unto his place.
Yahweh tested and chose the men that performed this act as a soldier should. He also only chose a small number of them out of many. These went on to defeat the Midianites.
2Samuel 22:31 As for God, His way is perfect; the word of Yahweh is tried: He is a buckler to all them that trust in Him.
Yahweh's way is tried everyday, and He comes up perfect. Trust in His plan and live it and you will pass the test.
2Chronicles 32:31 Howbeit in the business of the ambassadors of the princes of Babylon, who sent unto him to enquire of the wonder that was done in the land, God left him, to try him, that He might know all that was in his heart.
Hezekiah became sick, he prayed and humbled himself and Yahweh gave him 15 more years and spared Jerusalem from the Assyrian invasion. Later on Hezekiah allowed the ambassadors of Babylon into his house and showed them all his precious things. This he should not have done. Later on the Babylonians took Jerusalem.
Job is an example of trial by fire.
Job was humble. Then he exalted himself. And then he humbled himself. And was again exalted.
We all have a little dross.
Matthew 23:12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
Proverbs 25:4 Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a vessel for the finer.
Job has lost his family, his wealth, his things, his health, his hope and Yahweh's love in his eyes at this moment. What is left to lose? So you begin to speak with your mouth.
Job 7:17 What is man, that Thou shouldest magnify him? and that Thou shouldest set Thine heart upon him?
Psalm 8:4 What is man, that Thou art mindful of him? and the son of Adam, that Thou visitest him?
7:18 And that Thou shouldest visit him every morning, and try him every moment?
7:19 How long wilt Thou not depart from me, nor let me alone till I swallow down my spittle?
7:20 I have sinned; what shall I do unto Thee, O Thou preserver of men? why hast Thou set me as a mark against Thee, so that I am a burden to myself?
Job was a great test subject. He passed with flying colors. Not once did he curse Yahweh.
Job 9:13 If God will not withdraw His anger, the proud helpers do stoop under Him.
9:14 How much less shall I answer Him, and choose out my words to reason with Him?
9:15 Whom, though I were righteous, yet would I not answer, but I would make supplication to my judge.
9:16 If I had called, and He had answered me; yet would I not believe that He had hearkened unto my voice.
9:17 For He breaketh me with a tempest, and multiplieth my wounds without cause.
Job is partially right that it is done without cause, but not really. He is being tried by fire to remove the dross he did not know was there. But Yahweh knew it was there.
9:18 He will not suffer me to take my breath, but filleth me with bitterness.
Job is blaming Yahweh for what the devil has done to him.
9:19 If I speak of strength, lo, He is strong: and if of judgment, who shall set me a time to plead?
When can I go to this judgment? Job is implying that Yahweh is afraid to judge him, because He knows how righteous Job is. Yahweh is not coming forth to give the judgment to Job so he can die.
9:20 If I justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me: if I say, I am perfect, it shall also prove me perverse.
9:21 Though I were perfect, yet would I not know my soul: I would despise my life.
Septuagint: 21 For even if I have sinned, I know it not in my soul: but my life is taken away.
9:22 This is one thing, therefore I said it, He destroyeth the perfect and the wicked.
These are accusations by Job.
9:23 If the scourge slay suddenly, he will laugh at the trial of the innocent.
Septuagint: 23 For the worthless die, but the righteous are laughed to scorn.
Those that fail the test are worthless, and the righteous are laughed at. But that's OK because the righteous pass the test.
Job 23:10 But He knoweth the way that I take: when He hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
But Job is not realizing his own dross. Job is accusing Yahweh of not judging him because Yahweh knows He cannot win the case, because Job is a little more righteous than he thinks. Hence, the dross.
Remember, it was Satan that was doing this to Job, not Yahweh.
Job 42:1 Then Job answered Yahweh, and said,
42:2 I know that Thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from Thee.
42:3 Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not.
Psalm 131:1 Yahweh, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.
42:4 Hear, I beseech Thee, and I will speak: I will demand of Thee, and declare Thou unto me.
42:5 I have heard of Thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth Thee.
42:6 Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.
Job repents, he humbles himself, and the dross is removed. The dross that Job did not know was there. The dross is removed by the trial of fire. Job came through the fire.
Job never cursed Yahweh.
Psalm 11:4 Yahweh is in His holy temple, Yahweh's throne is in heaven (the sky): His eyes behold, His eyelids try, the children of men.
The Hebrew ends as: “...His eyes see, His watchful eyes examine the children of Adam.”
What is He examining? If they are studying and practicing to pass the test.
11:5 Yahweh trieth (tests) the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence His soul hateth.
Psalm 12:6 The words of Yahweh are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
12:7 You shalt keep (guard) them, O YAHWEH, You shalt preserve them from this generation (age) for ever.
Yahweh's words are life, follow them and be purified.
Psalm 17:3 You hast proved mine heart; You hast visited me in the night; You hast tried (tested) me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.
17:4 Concerning the works of men (Adam), by the word of Your lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer.
Hebrew ends as “...I have kept from the ways of the violent.”
17:5 Hold up my goings (steps) in Your paths, that my footsteps slip not.
His paths lead to life, the paths of the destroyer lead to death. It's a test. Which path will you take?
Psalm 18:30 As for God, His way is perfect: the word of Yahweh is tried (tested): He is a buckler (shield) to all those that trust (take refuge) in Him.
You can pass the test with Yahweh's proven ways.
Psalm 26:2 Examine me, O YAHWEH, and prove me; try (test) my reins (mind) and my heart.
Psalm 66:10 For You, O God, hast proved us: You hast tried us, as silver is tried.
He proves us with hard test questions and circumstances. When we follow His ways we are purified.
Psalm 95:8 Harden not your heart, as in the provocation (strife), and as in the day of temptation (testing) in the wilderness:
Hebrews 3:15 While it is said, To day if you will hear His voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.
4:7 Again, He determines a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if you will hear His voice, harden not your hearts.
95:9 When your fathers tempted (tested) Me, proved Me, and saw My work. (Ex 17:1-7 Num 20:2-13)
Yahweh proved His works. Unfortunately for the children of Israel, all of them that came out of Egypt failed the test and died in the wilderness except Caleb and Joshua.
Psalm 105:19 Until the time that his word (prophecy) came: The Word of Yahweh tried (tested) him. (Gen 39:20-40:23)
Referring to Joseph and his prophecy of the seven years famine in Egypt. Joseph was put in prison and he still called upon Yahweh and followed His way. Through all this trial, he was blessed and became ruler of Egypt, under Pharaoh.
Psalm 139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
139:24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Pray that Yahweh will lead you through this test.
Isaiah 28:16 Therefore thus saith Yahweh GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
Psalm 118:22 The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.
Romans 9:33 As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on Him shall not be ashamed. (1Pet 2:6)
The end in the Septuagint reads: “...and he that believes on Him shall by no means be ashamed.”
The tried stone is Yahshua Messiah. Although this is a prophecy of the coming Christ, He is the example that if we follow, we will pass the test, and not be ashamed.
Jeremiah 6:27 (Yahweh speaks to Jeremiah) I have set you for a tower and a fortress among My people, that you mayest know and try their way.
Jerusalem is where the house of Judah dwelt. Judah is the tower and fortress of the children of Israel. They are the ones that had and kept the law and heritage, and brought it back after the Babylonian captivity. They were to set the example for Yahweh's people, to keep them in line. To help them pass the test. But they did fail, as our ancestors seem to repeat throughout history.
Jeremiah 9:6 Your habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know Me, saith Yahweh.
9:7 Therefore thus saith Yahweh of hosts, Behold, I will melt them, and try them; for how shall I do for the daughter of My people?
The Septuagint: 7 Therefore thus saith Yahweh, Behold, I will try them with fire, and prove them; for I will do thus because of the wickedness of the daughter of My people.
The wickedness of Jerusalem.
Jerusalem (the southern kingdom of Judah) followed the ways of the northern kingdom of Israel and became corrupt and pagan.
The phrase 'the daughter of my people' refers to Jerusalem the city.
Jerusalem became wicked. In other words, failing the test so miserably that Yahweh sent the Babylonians to teach them a lesson.
Jeremiah 12:1 Righteous art You, O Yahweh, when I plead with You: yet let me talk with You of Your judgments: Wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? wherefore are all they happy that deal very treacherously?
Psalm 51:4 Against You, You only, have I sinned, and done this evil in Your sight: that You mightest be justified when You speakest, and be clear when You judgest.
Malachi 3:15 And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are set up; yea, they that tempt God are even delivered.
12:2 You hast planted them, yea, they have taken root: they grow, yea, they bring forth fruit: You art near in their mouth, and far from their reins (passion, minds).
Matthew 15:8 This people draweth nigh unto Me with their mouth, and honoureth Me with their lips; but their heart is far from Me.
12:3 But You, O Yahweh, knowest me: You hast seen me, and tried mine heart toward You: pull them out (drag them away) like sheep for the slaughter, and prepare them for the day of slaughter.
Why do the wicked prosper? Jerusalem became exceedingly wicked and with the coming Babylonian invasion, the unrighteous will be destroyed and those that accept the punishment of captivity and follow Yahweh's will will be preserved.
Jeremiah 17:10 I Yahweh search the heart, I try the reins (inner being), even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.
Septuagint: 10 I Yahweh try the hearts, and prove the reins (passion), to give to every one according to his ways, and according to the fruits of his devices.
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: for Yahweh seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but Yahweh looketh on the heart.
Psalm 62:12 Also unto You, O Yahweh, belongeth mercy: for You renderest to every man according to his work.
Revelation 2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the assemblies shall know that I am He which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.
The test comes with rewards, good fruit brings good rewards, bad fruit brings bad rewards.
Lamentations 3:40 Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to Yahweh.
Ezekiel 21:12 Cry and howl, son of man (adam): for it shall be upon My people, it shall be upon all the princes of Israel: terrors by reason of the sword shall be upon My people: smite therefore upon your thigh (sign of grief).
21:13 Because it is a trial, and what if the sword contemn (despise, reject) even the rod? it shall be no more, saith Yahweh GOD.
The sword is the Babylonians. They were sent by Yahweh to punish the children of Israel in Jerusalem for their disobedience.
When Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were in captivity, the king of Babylon put a prince of the eunuchs in charge of them. Daniel refused to eat the food of the Babylonians, because it included unclean foods such as PORK.
Daniel 1:10 And the prince of the eunuchs said unto Daniel, I fear my master the king, who hath appointed your meat (food) and your drink: for why should he see your faces worse (sadder) liking (looking) than the children which are of your sort (age)? then shall you make me endanger my head to the king.
He was worried Daniel would be malnourished.
1:11 Then said Daniel to Melzar, whom the prince of the eunuchs had set over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah,
1:12 Prove your servants, I beseech you, ten days; and let them give us pulse (veggies) to eat, and water to drink.
1:13 Then let our countenances be looked upon before you, and the countenance of the children that eat of the portion of the king's meat: and as you seest, deal with your servants.
1:14 So he consented to them in this matter, and proved them ten days.
1:15 And at the end of ten days their countenances appeared fairer and fatter in flesh than all the children which did eat the portion of the king's meat.
1:16 Thus Melzar took away the portion of their meat (food), and the wine that they should drink; and gave them pulse (veggies).
1:17 As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.
1:18 Now at the end of the days that the king had said he should bring them in, then the prince of the eunuchs brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar.
1:19 And the king communed (spoke) with them; and among them all was found none like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: therefore stood they before the king.
1:20 And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king enquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers that were in all his realm.
Daniel remained faithful to Yahweh's food laws, and was blessed, even in captivity.
The food laws are still in effect today. The law was never “done away with” as the “churches” teach.
The “churches” promote cheating on the exam. The “churches” get an F. You better get right because when our Prince returns, there is no 'do over' or 'make up exam'.
Daniel 11:35 And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try (refine) them, and to purge (purify), and to make them white, even to the time of the end: because it is yet for a time appointed.
Understanding must also include practice.
Daniel 12:10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried (refined); but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.
Hosea 14:9 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent, and he shall know them? for the ways of Yahweh are right, and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall fall therein.
Zechariah 13:9 And I will bring the third part (the remnant) through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on My name (Yahweh), and I will hear them: I will say, It is My people: and they shall say, Yahweh is My God.
Isaiah 48:10 Behold, I have refined you, but not with silver; I have chosen you in the furnace of affliction.
Those who believe the “church” doctrine of the “rapture” better read verse 9 again.
If you are not tried through fire, you are not His child. This trial is our test here on earth. If you build on truth and knowledge, and practice The Way, when our Prince returns you will be refined. This can't happen if you escape in the “rapture”. Or praise a Jewish Jesus. That's like calling Him a Devil Saint!
Malachi 3:7 Even from the days of your (fore) fathers you are gone away from Mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto Me, and I will return unto you, saith Yahweh of hosts. But you said, Wherein shall we return?
Acts 7:51 Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you do always resist the Holy Spirit: as your fathers did, so do you.
Zechariah 1:3 Therefore say you unto them, Thus saith Yahweh of hosts; Turn you unto Me, saith Yahweh of hosts, and I will turn unto you, saith Yahweh of hosts.
3:8 Will a man (adam) rob (qaba) God? Yet you have robbed (qaba) Me. But you say, Wherein have we robbed (qaba) You? In tithes and offerings.
3:9 You are cursed with a curse: for you have robbed (qaba) Me, even this whole nation.
The Sopherim (Jewish Scribes) understood this verse to say that it was Israel "cursing God" rather than "God cursing Israel." I have a few translations that make this correction:
"With the curse YOU are cursing [me], and me YOU are robbing—the nation in its entirety."
"With a curse you curse Me, and Me you are defrauding—the nation, all of it" (Mal. 3:9,Concordant Version of The Old Testament).
Brenton's Septuagint has: Malachi 3:9 And you do surely look off from Me, and you insult Me.
The Syriac has 'circumvent' where the KJV has rob(robbed). Qaba H6906
The context in verse 7 has falling away, turning aside (H5493). When it is translated to verses 8-9 circumvent means to keep back tithes.
3:10 Bring you all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat (food) in Mine house, and prove Me now herewith, saith Yahweh of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven (the sky), and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. (Lev 27:30; Num 18:21-24; Deut 12:6, 14:22-29; Neh 13:12)
Yahweh is challenging us to prove HIM! Prove that He will make good on His promises to us if we keep His ordinances and walk in His Ways.
Matthew 4:1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted (tried) of the devil.
Yahshua passed the test. His example is our model.
Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For your is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
Lead us not into the trials of evil. If we know what evil is, it should be easy to stay away from the temptations of evil. Walking in the path of obedience will deliver us from those evils.
Matthew 26:41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Our spirit knows how to pass the test, but the flesh is our stumbling block.
Luke 4:1 And Jesus being full of the Holy Spirit returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,
4:2 Being forty days tempted (tested) of the devil. And in those days He did eat nothing: and when they were ended, He afterward hungered. (Ex 34:28, 1 Ki 19:8)
4:13 And when the devil had ended all the temptation (trials), he departed from Him for a season.
Because He passed the test. The devil could not get Christ to cheat.
Luke 8:4 And when much people were gathered together, and were come to Him out of every city, He spake by a parable:
8:5 A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it.
8:6 And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture.
8:7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it.
8:8 And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when He had said these things, He cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
8:9 And His disciples asked Him, saying, What might this parable be?
8:10 And He said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.
Isaiah 6:9 And He (Yahweh) said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.
8:11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
8:12 Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
8:13 They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation (testing) fall away.
Root in the Word comes only through study of the Word itself. If your knowledge is deep, you will not be easily shaken. If you merely “just believe” the message your knowledge is shallow.
Luke 11:4 And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation (trials); but deliver us from evil.
Presenting this prayer, Christ is talking about sin and forgiveness. The trials which He tells us to ask God for relief from must therefore be the trials related to sin, whether those which lead the weaker among us into sin, or those which are a direct result of our sin. We ask our father in our necessity, and He shall provide for us, if not on account of us being under His covenant, then on account of our own impudence, making requests of Him in our sinful state.
John 6:1 After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias.
6:2 And a great multitude followed Him, because they saw His miracles which He did on them that were diseased.
6:3 And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there He sat with His disciples.
6:4 And the passover, a feast of the Judaeans, was nigh.
This is the 3rd of 4 Passovers during Christ's 3 ½ year ministry.
6:5 When Jesus then lifted up His eyes, and saw a great company come unto Him, He saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat?
6:6 And this He said to prove him: for He Himself knew what he would do.
6:7 Philip answered Him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little.
6:8 One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, saith unto Him,
6:9 There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?
2Kings 4:43 And his servitor said, What, should I set this before an hundred men? He said again, Give the people, that they may eat: for thus saith Yahweh, They shall eat, and shall leave thereof.
6:10 And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand.
6:11 And Jesus took the loaves; and when He had given thanks, He distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.
6:12 When they were filled, He said unto His disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.
The five loaves and 2 fish. It has been said that this is referring to the 5000 years of Adam to Christ, and 2000 years after the crucifixion.
2 After two days will He revive us: in the third day He will raise us up, and we shall live in His sight.
3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Prince: His going forth is prepared as the morning; and He shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.
The former and latter rain would be the OT and the NT. The prophecies of Him and Him fulfilling them.
If you understand the symbolism of how we, the Anglo-Saxon children of True Israel, the Bride, will be remarried to our husband (Christ) when He returns, then you might can see how this “grace” period has been a test to prove if we can conform to and 'practice' His Ways, so we may become one again. We are basically in a dating stage with Christ. We need to show our team spirit.
6:13 Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten.
The 12 tribes of Jacob, the remnant will always be preserved.
6:14 Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world (society).
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.
Transform your mind from the ways of society and follow Yahweh.
1Corinthians 3:13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.
3:14 If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
3:15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved (preserved); yet so as by fire.
Anything built without Christ will be consumed. This life, our works and actions will either stand or fall, depending on our faith (allegiance) with Christ.
The fire is Judgment Day, Christ's return. If your works supported society, they will be burned up. If your works supported Yahweh's Ways, they will be refined and come through the fire.
1Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
Psalm 125:3 For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity (lawlessness).
The test is hard, but not impossible to pass. There are easy answers to the test, if you have knowledge and understanding of what the test is.
2Corinthians 1 Now we make known to you, brethren, the favor of Yahweh which has been given in the assemblies of Macedonia.
8:2 How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their (Macedonian assemblies) liberality (sincerity, donation).
Even through the trial of affliction, the hardest test questions, stay in The Way and a way will provided.
2Corinthians 8:8 I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.
Paul did not command them to give donations to their less fortunate brethren. Giving and helping your brethren is part of the test.
37 Jesus said unto him, You shalt love Yahweh your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, You shalt love your neighbour (brother) as yourself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
If you only follow one commandment, love your brother, you fulfill all the commandments. They are connected.
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, spurious)?
13:6 But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates (unapproved, rejected).
Paul is referring to Edomites, other races, mixed peoples as reprobates.
13:7 Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates (unapproved).
Galatians 4:14 And my temptation (trial) which was in my flesh ye despised not, nor rejected; but received me as an angel (messenger) of God, even as Christ Jesus.
Paul is complimenting the Galatians that they received the gospel.
Matthew 10:40 He that receiveth you receiveth Me, and he that receiveth Me receiveth Him that sent Me.
Paul grew up as a Pharisee and supported their false doctrines and persecuted the true Israelites. He was failing the test until Prince Yahshua came to him on the road to Damascus and set him straight.
Galatians 6:1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual (of the Spirit), restore such an one in the spirit of meekness (humility); considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted (tested).
Be humble in correction of your brethren and don't impose to the point of division.
6:2 Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
Verse 2 is a rhetorical question. It's referring to the ego in verse 1.
2 Should you bear one anothers' burdens, and in that manner fulfill the law of the Anointed?
Romans 15:1 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
1Thessalonians 5:14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.
James 2:8 If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:
6:3 For if a man think himself to be something (ego), when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.
6:4 But let every man prove (scrutinize) his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing (boasting) in himself alone, and not in another.
6:5 For every man shall bear his own burden.
Is Paul saying in verse 2 that we should bear each others burden and here in verse 5 that every man should bear his own burden? No, Romans 2:6 Who (Yahweh) will render to every man according to his deeds:
Providing for your brethren is different than paying for his sins.
1Thessalonians 3:4 Even when we were with you, we forewarned you that we are about to be oppressed, just as it also has happened and you have seen.
Ephesians 3:13 Wherefore I desire that ye faint (falter) not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory (honor).
Acts 20:24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Prince Jesus, to testify the gospel of the favor of God.
3:5 For this cause, when I could no longer forbear (be contained), I sent to know your faith (allegiance), lest by some means the tempter have tempted (tested) you, and our labour be in vain (come to no purpose).
If your allegiance (faith) is strong, when you are tested, your learning and practice will not be for nought.
1Timothy 3:10 And let these (ministers) also first be proved (scrutinized); then let them use the office of a deacon (minister), being found blameless.
Ministers of the truth must live the truth. If they live the truth, they are blameless.
Bishops and deacons are the same thing, they are servants, ministers of truth. The different words used in the KJV for ministers is to give validity to the layers of authority. We are not to rule over each other. Women and children answer to men, and men to Yahweh.
1Timothy 6:9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation (trials) and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
Proverbs 15:27 He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.
Greed and riches are a big part the test.
Hebrews 2:17 Wherefore in all things it behoved (obliged) Him to be made like unto His brethren, that He might be a merciful (compassionate) and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation (propitiation) for the sins (failures) of the people.
Hebrews 4:15 For we have not an high priest having no ability to sympathize with our weakness, but who being tested by all things in like manner, is without failure.
2:18 For in that He Himself hath suffered being tempted (tested), He is able to succour (help) them that are tempted (tested).
Our Prince came and showed us how it's done. Perfectly. He is the model. We are to imitate His example.
Hebrews 3:8 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation (rebellion), in the day of temptation (trial) in the wilderness (desert): (Psa 95:7-8)
Referring to the days of Moses, the trial of Israel in the desert during the Exodus from Egypt.
All that came out of Egypt failed the test and were destroyed except Caleb and Joshua.
Hebrews 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched (sympathize) with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted (tested) like as we are, yet without sin.
Isaiah 53:3 He (Christ) is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from Him; He was despised, and we esteemed Him not.
Luke 22:28 Ye are they which have continued (remained) with Me in My temptations (trials).
Yahshua went through all His trials and tribulations and still did not sin.
It is impossible for us to not sin, but consciously, actively, and continually walking in His Way is our duty.
Hebrews 11:17 By faith (allegiance, loyalty, assurance) Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten (most beloved) son,
Genesis 22:1 And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt (test) Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.
James 2:21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar?
Isaac was not Abraham's only son, don't forget Ishmael and the sons of Keturah.
The correct translation would be 'most beloved son'. This occurs in John 3:16 as well, Christ is not Yahweh's only son, but His most beloved, because Christ was without error. All Adamites are God's children. The seed of Isaac are the 'chosen, and called out' line that will be the administrative staff, the 'city' on the hill, in the Kingdom. Isaac was anointed and dedicated on the altar to Yahweh.
Abraham was tested with the offering of Isaac as sacrifice. This trial was not just a test of belief, it was a test of action and allegiance. He passed this test, and as a result, Isaac and his descendants became Yahweh's chosen and called people. Thank you Abraham. Now we must stand and be counted as worthy by sacrificing ourselves to follow Yahweh and not society.
Chapter 11 are examples of faith (allegiance).
Hebrews 11:36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:
11:37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted (tested), were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;
The test is not easy, nevertheless we must stay in the path of righteousness.
James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation (trials): for when he is tried (approved), he shall receive the crown of life, which the Prince hath promised to them that love Him.
Job 5:17 Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty:
1:13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
13 No one being tried must say that “From Yahweh I am tried”! For Yahweh is not able to be tempted by evil, and He tries no one,
Yahweh does not do evil. Yahweh does not tempt us. He tests us, He tries us.
1:14 But every man is tempted (tried), when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.
1:15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
15 Then the desire conceiving gives birth to error, and the error being accomplished brings forth death.
Job 15:35 They conceive mischief, and bring forth vanity, and their belly prepareth deceit.
The wages of sin is death. There has to be an act to receive judgment.
In verses 13-15 James defines the stages of sin.
The test, or temptation of lust or desire.
When we ACT on the lust or desire, the penalty of sin is death. We fail the test.
1Peter 1:7 That the trial (test) of your faith (allegiance), being much more precious (valuable) than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory (dignity) at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
If you “just believe” you might not be found praiseworthy. Yahweh wants doers, not just “believers”.
1Peter 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
We are not as righteous as we think we are. You will be judged.
1Corinthians 3:13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.
The “churches” teach that you will escape these fiery trials and tribulation when you are “raptured”.
Scripture teaches that this life is the trial, the test, to prove our allegiance, through suffering. Why suffering? Because if you imitate Christ and live for the Spirit, then Society will hate you and bring you affliction, which proves your allegiance (faith).
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 (society).
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.
Even if you follow a deception out of ignorance, you will fail the test. You should have studied instead of “just believed”.
Revelation 2:2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:
Psalm 1:6 For the Prince knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Don't follow liars and deceivers or you will fail.
Revelation 2:10 Fear none of those things which you shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be you faithful unto death, and I will give you a crown of life.
The reward for passing the test is a crown of life.
The ten days of verse 10 are often interpreted as pointing to the ten persecutions of Christians under the empire. These occurred with the following emperors and years: Nero (64 A.D.) , Domitian (c.90-96), Trajan (98-117), Hadrian (117-138), Marcus Aurelius (161-181), Septimus Severus (202-211), Maximus the Thracian (235-251), Decius (249-251), Valerian (257-260), Diocletian (303-305).
Revelation 3:10 Because you hast kept the word of My patience, I also will keep you from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
Isaiah 24:17 Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon you, O inhabitant of the earth.
2Peter 2:9 The Prince knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:
3:11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which you hast, that no man take your crown (reward).
Yahweh has been very patient with this unrighteous world, if you keep His word, He will keep you.
Revelation 3:18 I counsel (advise) you to buy of Me gold tried in the fire, that you mayest be rich; and white raiment, that you mayest be clothed, and that the shame of your nakedness do not appear; and anoint your eyes with eyesalve, that you mayest see.
Isaiah 55:1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
Matthew 13:44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
Job 5:17 Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not you the chastening of the Almighty:
3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me. (Sol 5:2, Luke 12:37)
3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with Me in My throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with My Father in His throne.
Christ did not escape in some “rapture”, he was tried and overcame. We must go through the same test.
3:22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches (assemblies).
Laodikeia is literally “righteous people”, from the Greek words laos and dikaios. Yet it may be shown that dikaios was understood in the Greek mind as being that which is deemed righteous by man, as opposed to another word, hosios, which denoted that which was deemed righteous by the gods, or rather by God.
Therefore the word may be interpreted here as denoting a self-righteous people, and thus the message fits the name of the assembly. The people are neither hot nor cold: they know the Gospel of God and claim to be Christians, but they care not for His will or His works or His law.
LAODICEA (means peoples rights)
The church stage is 1850-PRESENT
Time period predicted by Paul
Don’t rock the boat, don’t offend the enemy. Toleration. Political correctness.
Represents the “Christian church” of our own time.
Today’s “churches” consider themselves rich. Yet they are not rich in Yahweh. They participate in a perversion of true doctrine. They don't even know God's name, they teach Jesus is a Jew, and instead of teaching the kingdom of God, they teach personal salvation.
Men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, unholy, etc.
America is no longer a Christian nation. What about it is Christian? Nothing. We are failing miserably.
II Esdras 7:1 When I had finished speaking these words, the angel who had been sent to me on the former nights was sent to me again,
 and he said to me, "Rise, Ezra, and listen to the words that I have come to speak to you."
 I said, "Speak, my master." And he said to me, "There is a sea set in a wide expanse so that it is broad and vast,
 but it has an entrance set in a narrow place, so that it is like a river.
 If any one, then, wishes to reach the sea, to look at it or to navigate it, how can he come to the broad part unless he passes through the narrow part?
 Another example: There is a city built and set on a plain, and it is full of all good things;
 but the entrance to it is narrow and set in a precipitous place, so that there is fire on the right hand and deep water on the left;
 and there is only one path lying between them, that is, between the fire and the water, so that only one man can walk upon that path.
 If now that city is given to a man for an inheritance, how will the heir receive his inheritance unless he passes through the danger set before him?"
 I said, "He cannot, master." And he said to me, "So also is Israel's portion.
 For I made the world for their sake, and when Adam transgressed My statutes, what had been made was judged.
 And so the entrances of this world were made narrow and sorrowful and toilsome; they are few and evil, full of dangers and involved in great hardships.
When Adam was planted in the world, he was sent here to be superintendent and clean up what Satan and his angels corrupted, and re-establish the kingdom. He had his inheritance, but by disobedience he went from the great sea (city) through the narrow entrance into this evil world.
The narrow entrance from good to evil would be easy and pleasurable.
The narrow entrance from evil to good would be sorrowful and toilsome, full of dangers and involved in great hardships.
 But the entrances of the greater world are broad and safe, and really yield the fruit of immortality.
 Therefore unless the living pass through the difficult and vain experiences, they can never receive those things that have been reserved for them.
There is no “rapture”. We will be tried.