One in Messiah Congregation
June 21th, 2008 (summer begins)
God has His own calendar -Third month of God, Sivan 17 today
In the third month, that is, the month Sivan
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Esth. 8  Then were the king's scribes called at that time in the third month, that is, the month Sivan...
Question: Why are we here today?
Answer: We were told to remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy
The 4th Commandment is a part of the covenant given to us at Mount Sinai in the 3rd month, Sivan
Ex. 20  Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
 But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.
Isa. 58  If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the Sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:
 Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
Lev. 23:  Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings.
Isa. 56 - the stranger gets a special from keeping Sabbath
Neh. 13:15, to the end of the chapter. It is evil to buy and sell on the Sabbath of the Lord.
We read from law and the prophets every Sabbath.
60 times in the Gospels and letters it uses the word Sabbath
Acts 13  Now when Paul and his company loosed from Paphos, they came to Perga in Pamphylia: and John departing from them returned to Jerusalem.  But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down.  And after the reading of the law and the prophets the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye men and brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation for the people, say on.
 For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew him not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every sabbath day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him.
 And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath.
And the next Sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God
Acts 15  For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every Sabbath day.
Luke 4  And he, Yeshua / Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up for to read. And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias.
Exod. 31  Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep : for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the LORD that doth sanctify you.
 Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant .  It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.
Ezek. 20  Moreover also I gave them my Sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD that sanctify them.
 And hallow my Sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am the LORD your God.
Luke 23  And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.
Messiah Yeshua speaking of the future: Matt.24  But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day:
Gen. 2  And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
 And God blessed the seventh day , and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
Beware of feelings and emotions
Loneliness, looking to belong, looking for community, (example: Judaism ) can be another deception to forsake the Scriptures and allow concessions and things erroneous, if not studied properly. You will find yourself pretending all new found errors should not matter.
Topic for today: Who is your King, Captain?
Questioning God, not believing God
"Watch the words that come out of your mouth from your heart"
Parshah: Shelach Verses: Numbers 13:1-15:41
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Num. 13:1-15:41, Josh. 2:1-24, Heb. 3:7-4:1
The Lord said it was a good land, a land flowing with milk and honey.
Why search it and see if it is a good or bad land?
Exod. 3  And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
 And I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt unto the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, unto a land flowing with milk and honey.
Deut. 1  And they took of the fruit of the land in their hands, and brought it down unto us, and brought us word again, and said, It is a good land which the LORD our God doth give us.
Deut. 8  For the LORD thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills;
Exod. 33  Unto a land flowing with milk and honey: for I will not go up in the midst of thee; for thou art a stiffnecked people: lest I consume thee in the way.
Jer. 11  That I may perform the oath which I have sworn unto your fathers, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey, as it is this day. Then answered I, and said, So be it, O LORD.
Jer. 32  And hast given them this land, which thou didst swear to their fathers to give them, a land flowing with milk and honey;
Who is running the show?
Sounds like the people are in charge
We will send men before us
and they shall search us out the land
and bring us word again
by what way we must go up,
and into what cities we shall come.
And the saying pleased me well
they said one to another,
Let us make a captain,
and let us return into Egypt
I will set a king over me, like as all the nations
Make us gods
make us a king
 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
 Send thou men, that they may search the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel: of every tribe of their fathers shall ye send a man, every one a ruler among them.
 And Moses by the commandment of the LORD sent them from the wilderness of Paran: all those men were heads of the children of Israel.
these were their names: of the tribe of Reuben, Shammua
the son of Zaccur.
 Of the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat the son of Hori.
 Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh.
 Of the tribe of Issachar, Igal the son of Joseph.
 Of the tribe of Ephraim, Oshea the son of Nun.
 Of the tribe of Benjamin, Palti the son of Raphu.
 Of the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel the son of Sodi.
 Of the tribe of Joseph, namely, of the tribe of Manasseh, Gaddi the son of Susi.
 Of the tribe of Dan, Ammiel the son of Gemalli.
 Of the tribe of Asher, Sethur the son of Michael.
 Of the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi the son of Vophsi.
 Of the tribe of Gad, Geuel the son of Machi.
 These are the names of the men which Moses sent to spy out the land. And Moses called Oshea the son of Nun Jehoshua.
 And Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, and said unto them, Get you up this way southward, and go up into the mountain:
Why question God? -  And see the
land, what it is; and the people that dwelleth
therein, whether they be strong or weak, few or many;
Why question God? -  And what the land is that they dwell in, whether it be good or bad; and what cities they be that they dwell in, whether in tents, or in strong holds;
Why question God? -  And what the land is, whether it be fat or lean, whether there be wood therein, or not.
And be ye of good courage, and bring of the fruit of the land. Now the time was the time of the firstripe grapes.
 So they went up, and searched the land from
the wilderness of Zin unto Rehob,
as men come to Hamath.
 And they ascended by the south, and came unto Hebron; where Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the children of Anak, were. (Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.)
 And they came unto the brook of Eshcol, and cut down from thence a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bare it between two upon a staff; and they brought of the pomegranates, and of the figs.
 The place was called the brook Eshcol, because of the cluster of grapes which the children of Israel cut down from thence.
 And they returned from searching of the land after forty days.
 And they went and came to Moses, and to Aaron, and to all the congregation of the children of Israel, unto the wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh; and brought back word unto them, and unto all the congregation, and shewed them the fruit of the land.
 And they told him, and said, We came unto the land whither thou sentest us, and surely it floweth with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it.
***God was right - surely it floweth with milk and honey
the people be strong that dwell in the land, and the
cities are walled, and very great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there.
 The Amalekites dwell in the land of the south: and the Hittites, and the Jebusites, and the Amorites, dwell in the mountains: and the Canaanites dwell by the sea, and by the coast of Jordan.
 And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.
 But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we.
 And they brought up an evil report of the land which
they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The
land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that
we saw in it are men of a great stature.
 And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.
 And all the
congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night.
 And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them,
Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had died in this wilderness!
 And wherefore hath the LORD brought us unto this land, to fall by the sword, that our wives and our children should be a prey?
were it not better for us to return into Egypt?
 And they said one to another, Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt.
 Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces
before all the assembly of the congregation of the children of Israel.
 And Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of them that searched the land, rent their clothes:
 And they spake unto all the company of the children of Israel, saying, The land, which we passed through to search it, is an exceeding good land.
 If the LORD delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey.
 Only rebel not ye against the LORD, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defence is departed from them, and the LORD is with us: fear them not.
 But all the congregation bade stone them with stones.
And the glory of the
LORD appeared in the tabernacle of the congregation before all the children of
 And the LORD said unto Moses, How long will this people provoke me? and how long will it be ere they believe me, for all the signs which I have shewed among them?
 I will smite them with the pestilence, and
disinherit them, and will make of thee a greater nation and mightier than they.
 And Moses said unto the LORD, Then the Egyptians shall hear it, (for thou broughtest up this people in thy might from among them;)
 And they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land: for they have heard that thou LORD art among this people, that thou LORD art seen face to face, and that thy cloud standeth over them, and that thou goest before them, by day time in a pillar of a cloud, and in a pillar of fire by night.
 Now if thou shalt kill all this people as one man, then the nations which have heard the fame of thee will speak, saying,
 Because the LORD was not able to bring this people into the land which he sware unto them, therefore he hath slain them in the wilderness.
 And now, I beseech thee, let the power of my Lord be great, according as thou hast spoken, saying,
 The LORD is longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.
 Pardon, I beseech thee, the iniquity of this people according unto the greatness of thy mercy, and as thou hast forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now.
 And the LORD said, I have pardoned according to thy word:
 But as truly as I live, all the earth shall
be filled with the glory of the LORD.
 Because all those men which have seen my glory, and my miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted me now these ten times, and have not hearkened to my voice;
 Surely they shall not see the land which I sware unto their fathers, neither shall any of them that provoked me see it:
 But my servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and hath followed me fully, him will I bring into the land whereinto he went; and his seed shall possess it.
 (Now the Amalekites
and the Canaanites dwelt in the valley.) To morrow
turn you, and get you into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea.
 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,
 How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, which murmur against me? I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against me.
 Say unto them, As truly as I live, saith the LORD, as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you:
 Your carcases shall fall in this wilderness; and all that were numbered of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward, which have murmured against me,
 Doubtless ye shall not come into the land, concerning which I sware to make you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun.
 But your little ones, which ye said should be a prey, them will I bring in, and they shall know the land which ye have despised.
 But as for you, your carcases,
they shall fall in this wilderness.
 And your children shall wander in the wilderness forty years, and bear your whoredoms, until your carcases be wasted in the wilderness.
 After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise.
 I the LORD have said, I will surely do it unto all this evil congregation, that are gathered together against me: in this wilderness they shall be consumed, and there they shall die.
 And the men, which Moses sent to search the land,
who returned, and made all the congregation to murmur against him, by bringing
up a slander upon the land,
 Even those men that did bring up the evil report upon the land, died by the plague before the LORD.
 But Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of the men that went to search the land, lived still.
 And Moses told these sayings unto all the children of Israel: and the people mourned greatly.
 And they rose up early in the morning, and gat them up into the top of the mountain, saying, Lo, we be here, and will go up unto the place which the LORD hath promised: for we have sinned.
 And Moses said, Wherefore now do ye transgress the commandment of the LORD? but it shall not prosper.
 Go not up, for the LORD is not among you; that ye be not smitten before your enemies.
 For the Amalekites and the Canaanites are there before you, and ye shall fall by the sword: because ye are turned away from the LORD, therefore the LORD will not be with you.
 But they presumed to go up unto the hill top: nevertheless the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and Moses, departed not out of the camp.
 Then the Amalekites came down, and the Canaanites which dwelt in that hill, and smote them, and discomfited them, even unto Hormah.
 These be the words
which Moses spake unto all Israel on this side Jordan
in the wilderness, in the plain over against the Red sea, between Paran, and Tophel, and Laban, and Hazeroth, and Dizahab.
 (There are eleven days' journey from Horeb by the way of mount Seir unto Kadesh-barnea.)
 And it came to pass in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first day of the month, that Moses spake unto the children of Israel, according unto all that the LORD had given him in commandment unto them;
 After he had slain Sihon the king of the Amorites, which dwelt in Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, which dwelt at Astaroth in Edrei:
 On this side Jordan, in the land of Moab, began Moses to declare this law, saying,
 The LORD our God spake unto us in Horeb, saying, Ye have dwelt long enough in this mount:
 Turn you, and take your journey, and go to the mount of the Amorites, and unto all the places nigh thereunto, in the plain, in the hills, and in the vale, and in the south, and by the sea side, to the land of the Canaanites, and unto Lebanon, unto the great river, the river Euphrates.
 Behold, I have set the land before you: go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give unto them and to their seed after them.
 And I spake unto you at that time, saying, I am not able to bear you myself alone:
 The LORD your God hath multiplied you, and, behold, ye are this day as the stars of heaven for multitude.
 (The LORD God of your fathers make you a thousand times so many more as ye are, and bless you, as he hath promised you!)
 How can I myself alone bear your cumbrance, and your burden, and your strife?
 Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your tribes, and I will make them rulers over you.
 And ye answered me, and said, The thing which thou hast spoken is good for us to do.
 So I took the chief of your tribes, wise men, and known, and made them heads over you, captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, and captains over fifties, and captains over tens, and officers among your tribes.
 And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger that is with him.
 Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God's: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.
 And I commanded you at that time all the things which ye should do.
 And when we departed from Horeb, we went through all that great and terrible wilderness, which ye saw by the way of the mountain of the Amorites, as the LORD our God commanded us; and we came to Kadesh-barnea.
 And I said unto you, Ye
are come unto the mountain of the Amorites, which the LORD our God doth give
 Behold, the LORD thy God hath set the land before thee: go up and possess it, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath said unto thee; fear not, neither be discouraged.
***  And ye came near unto me every one of you, and said, We will send men before us, and they shall search us out the land, and bring us word again by what way we must go up, and into what cities we shall come.
***  And the saying pleased me well: and I took twelve men of you, one of a tribe:
 And they turned and went up into the
mountain, and came unto the valley of Eshcol, and
searched it out.
 And they took of the fruit of the land in their hands, and brought it down unto us, and brought us word again, and said,
It is a good land which the LORD our God doth give us.
 Notwithstanding ye
would not go up, but rebelled against the
commandment of the LORD your God:
 And ye murmured in your tents, and said, Because the LORD hated us, he hath brought us forth out of the land of Egypt, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us.
 Whither shall we go up? our brethren have discouraged our heart, saying, The people is greater and taller than we; the cities are great and walled up to heaven; and moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakims there.
 Then I said unto you, Dread not, neither be afraid of them.
 The LORD your God which goeth before you, he shall fight for you, according to all that he did for you in Egypt before your eyes;
 And in the wilderness, where thou hast seen how that the LORD thy God bare thee, as a man doth bear his son, in all the way that ye went, until ye came into this place.
 Yet in this thing ye did not believe the LORD your God,
 Who went in the way before you, to search you out a place to pitch your tents in, in fire by night, to shew you by what way ye should go, and in a cloud by day.
 And the LORD heard the voice of your words, and was wroth, and sware, saying,
 Surely there shall not one of these men of this evil generation see that good land, which I sware to give unto your fathers,
 Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh; he shall see it, and to him will I give the land that he hath trodden upon, and to his children, because he hath wholly followed the LORD.
 Also the LORD was angry with me for your sakes, saying, Thou also shalt not go in thither.
 But Joshua the son of Nun, which standeth before thee, he shall go in thither: encourage him: for he shall cause Israel to inherit it.
 Moreover your little ones, which ye said should be a prey, and your children, which in that day had no knowledge between good and evil, they shall go in thither, and unto them will I give it, and they shall possess it.
 But as for you, turn you, and take your
journey into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea.
 Then ye answered and said unto me, We have sinned against the LORD, we will go up and fight, according to all that the LORD our God commanded us. And when ye had girded on every man his weapons of war, ye were ready to go up into the hill.
 And the LORD said unto me, Say unto them, Go not up, neither fight; for I am not among you; lest ye be smitten before your enemies.
 So I spake unto you; and ye would not hear, but rebelled against the commandment of the LORD, and went presumptuously up into the hill.
 And the Amorites, which dwelt in that mountain, came out against you, and chased you, as bees do, and destroyed you in Seir, even unto Hormah.
 And ye returned and wept before the LORD; but the LORD would not hearken to your voice, nor give ear unto you.
 So ye abode in Kadesh many days, according unto the days that ye abode there.
Deut. 17  When thou art come unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, and shalt possess it, and shalt dwell therein, and shalt say, I will set a king over me, like as all the nations that are about me;
 Thou shalt in any wise set
him king over thee, whom the LORD thy God shall
choose: one from among thy brethren shalt thou set
king over thee: thou mayest not set a stranger over
thee, which is not thy brother.
 But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses: forasmuch as the LORD hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return no more that way.
 Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.
 And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Levites:
 And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them:
 That his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not aside from the commandment, to the right hand, or to the left: to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he, and his children, in the midst of Israel.
 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the
heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession,
Messiah Yeshua / Christ Jesus;
 Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house.
 For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honour than the house.
 For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God.
 And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after;
 But Messiah / Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.
 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith,
To day if ye will hear his voice,
 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.
 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.
 So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)
 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
 But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
 For we are made partakers of Messiah / Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;
 While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.
 For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.
 But with whom was he grieved forty years? was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness?
 And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?
 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.
Which one do you want?
Exod. 32  And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.
 For they said unto me, Make us gods, which shall go before us: for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.
 And said unto him, Behold, thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.
 But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto the LORD.
 And the LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee:
for they have not rejected thee,
have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them.
 According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt even unto this day, wherewith they have forsaken me, and served other gods, so do they also unto thee.
 Now therefore hearken unto their voice:
howbeit yet protest solemnly unto them, and shew them the manner of the king that shall reign over
 And Samuel told all the words of the LORD unto the people that asked of him a king.
 And he said, This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and some shall run before his chariots.
 And he will appoint him captains over thousands, and captains over fifties; and will set them to ear his ground, and to reap his harvest, and to make his instruments of war, and instruments of his chariots.
 And he will take your daughters to be confectionaries, and to be cooks, and to be bakers.
 And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants.
 And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants.
 And he will take your menservants, and your maidservants, and your goodliest young men, and your asses, and put them to his work.
 He will take the tenth of your sheep: and ye shall be his servants.
 And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye shall have chosen you; and the LORD will not hear you in that day.
 Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, Nay; but we will have a king over us;
 That we also may be like all
the nations; and that our king may judge us, and
go out before us, and fight our battles.
 And Samuel heard all the words of the people,
and he rehearsed them in the ears of the LORD.
 And the LORD said to Samuel, Hearken unto their voice, and make them a king. And Samuel said unto the men of Israel, Go ye every man unto his city.
John 18  Yeshua / Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.
Matt. 12  And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:
 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?
 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by
whom do your children cast them out? therefore they
shall be your judges.
 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.
Luke 17  And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said,
The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for,
kingdom of God is within you.
 Now after that John was put in prison, Yeshua / Jesus came into Galilee,
preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,
 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand:
believe the gospel
 And I saw heaven opened,
and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.  And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written,
KING OF KINGS,
AND LORD OF LORDS.
watch: the words that come out of your mouth from your heart
watch: Questioning God, not believing God
watch: Spirit of Unbelief