Quaker First Love

I think my LORD GOD opened to me in chapter 4 what I did not understand yesterday (16th, 11th, 2019). The seven women, I think, are Gentiles; they want the man to be their husband to take away their reproach. (Shame)   

For you to understand what I’m talking about I have to start at the beginning of that first verse. I had not intended to write what I ended up writing as a blog post, but the more I read each verse the more I kept seeing the LORD’s openings. Following is Isaiah chapter 4:1.

“And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.”

Following is verse 2.

“In that day shall the branch of the LORD be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely for them that are escaped of Israel.” 

The LORD opened to me that that verse too was about the Gentiles. 

Verse 3 follows.

“And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that remains in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem:”

This passage the LORD opened spoke of the Jews who honor and revere him.

Verse 4.

“When the LORD shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.”

Again, the LORD gave meaning to me in verse 4. I believe the burning is internal. Maybe that is the fire of Hell; that the burning in Hell is a forever  internal conviction of sin that one cannot cover or deny to himself.

I continue with verse 5.

“And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defence.”

Here I believe the defense will be the change in worship, of which Jesus (Yeshua) spoke in the Book of John, chapter 4:23. George Fox, in one of his sermons, said the new worship in Spirit and Truth does not allow the Devil in. The Devil can’t get in to the Spirit and Truth because he is a liar. That is the defense from verse 5.

Last is verse 6.  

And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from a storm and from rain.

Quaker First Love

EPISTLE 204

Dear friends and brethren,

The seed (Jesus) of God feel all in yourselves, which is the heir (Jesus) of the power of God, that ye may sit down in the possession of the same; inheriting the power, and the promise, and the gospel. In which power of God is the fellowship, being heirs (we) of the same, and members of that fellowship which never hath an end, which brings life and immortality to light [2 Tim 1:10]; which power of God was before that was which darkeneth (Satan) life and immortality from people. So walk in the truth [e.g. 3 Jn 1:3f], then ye walk with the God of all truth [e.g. Psa 31:5]; and walk in the righteousness, and then ye walk with the righteous God in all peace. Walk in holiness, and then ye walk in that in which ye see God; which they that do not (walk with God), see him not [Heb 12:14]. Therefore walk in the power of God, which goes over the power of darkness (Satan), which (God) was before it (Satan) was; which power of God is the gospel [Rom 1:16], in which is the mystery of the fellowship [Eph 3:9] a mystery (I say) to all the fellowships that are out of the power of God. Therefore the seed (Jesus) of God know, which is the top-stone (Jesus), that it may be over all laid in you, which bruises the serpent’s head [Gen 3:15], which is the fulfilling of the prophets and prophecies; which seed (Jesus) brings to the beginning, where are the pastures of life [Ezek 34:14]… 

G. F.

As I was giving meaning to some of Fox’s words, I felt a presence of joy in the fellowship, the fellowship of God’s people every place and time. And then the Holy Spirit opened to me the mystery of the Fellowship. Our love of Jesus and his love for us makes us different from the world. Any where in the world in fellowship we are one in Jesus.

The words we speak to one another are not given to nonbelievers. When we talk about the Bible, we say Scripture. We know Biblical people, places, times. We know scripture books, chapters, and verses. But more than anything, we know our LORD God. We know we can talk to him and tell our friends in fellowship about it, because we are in union together in Christ Jesus. Amen.