This sermon is going to discuss the Woes in the Bible. Why are the woes important? They serve as warnings! They are Signs of The Times!
Let us first look at how many times the word woe is used in the Bible.
occurs 106 times in 98 verses in the KJV.
We will be looking at the definitions of the word woe as well. For example Ecclesiastes uses woe H337. H337 is found in only two verses and that is in Ecclesiastes 4:10 and 10:16
Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.
For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.
Woe H337 to thee, O land, when thy king is a child, and thy princes eat in the morning! Blessed art thou, O land, when thy king is the son of nobles, and thy princes eat in due season, for strength, and not for drunkenness!
woe- אִיʼîy, ee; short from H188; alas!:—woe
Biblical Outline of Usage of H337
We will look at H188 in just a moment. Ecclesiastes 10:16 is important to our Understanding of the Times we are in now.
What does it mean when the king is a child?
Being a child doesn't indicate just age, but rather personality and the ruling style. Let us look at the verse for a better understanding.
a child: H5288- נַעַרnaʻar, nah'-ar; from H5287; (concretely) a boy (as active), from the age of infancy to adolescence; by implication, a servant; also (by interch. of sex), a girl (of similar latitude in age):—babe, boy, child, damsel (from the margin), lad, servant, young (man).
Since it says from H5287 we must look at that
H5287-נָעַרnâʻar, naw-ar'; a primitive root (probably identical with H5286, through the idea of the rustling of mane, which usually accompanies the lion's roar); to tumble about:—shake (off, out, self), overthrow, toss up and down.
Let us look at the Brown-Driver Briggs Lexicon definition.
† II. [נָעַר] verb shake, shake out or off (Late Hebrew נָעַרshake, stir up, especially Pi., Niph.; נְעֹרֶתtow (see below); Arabic , boil, be in violent commotion, be very angry); —
Ecclesiastes 10:16 states that when a king is angry, always causing violent commotion and takes for himself before giving to the people, he is childlike. The Me First Attitude.
The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.
the shew-H1971-הַכָּרָהhakkârâh, hak-kaw-raw'; from H5234; respect, i.e. partiality:—shew.
Of their countenance-H6440-פָּנִיםpânîym, paw-neem'; plural (but always as singular) of an unused noun פָּנֶה pâneh; from H6437); the face (as the part that turns);
Biblical Outline of Usage of H6440
face (of seraphim or cherubim)
face (of animals)
face, surface (of ground)
doth witness- H6030-עָנָהʻânâh, aw-naw'; a primitive root; properly, to eye or (generally) to heed, i.e. pay attention; by implication, to respond; by extension to begin to speak; specifically to sing, shout, testify, announce:—give account, afflict (by mistake for 6031), (cause to, give) answer, bring low (by mistake for 6031), cry, hear, Leannoth, lift up, say, × scholar, (give a) shout, sing (together course), speak, testify, utter, (bear) witness. See also H1042, H1043.
Biblical Outline of Usage of H6030
to answer, respond, testify, speak, shout
to answer, respond to
to testify, respond as a witness
to make answer
to be answered, receive answer
(Qal) to sing, utter tunefully
(Qal) to dwell
woe: H188-אוֹיʼôwy, o'-ee; probably from H183 (in the sense of crying out after); lamentation; also interjectionally Oh!:—alas, woe.
Biblical Outline of Usage of H188
woe! alas! oh!
passionate cry of grief or despair
What does Lamentation Mean? Merriam Webster
an expression of sorrow, mourning, or regret
Example of The Woes in Modern Time
Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD
The Church of England is considering scrapping centuries of religious teaching to give God gender-neutral pronouns.
The church, which is headed by King Charles III, confirmed that its Liturgical Commission has launched a special project to examine updating future teachings.
Some priests have already made such changes, trading references to “he” and “him” for simply “God” or even “they” and “them,” and rewriting the “Our Father” that starts the Lord’s Prayer to “Our Father and Mother.”
Who is The Queen of Heaven?
Enoch Chapter 6, VI whole chapter
1. And it came to pass when the children of men had multiplied that in those days were born unto them beautiful and comely daughters. 2. And the angels, the children of the heaven, saw and lusted after them, and said to one another: 'Come, let us choose us wives from among the children of men and beget us children.'
3. And Semjaza, who was their leader, said unto them: 'I fear ye will not indeed agree to do this deed, and I alone shall have to pay the penalty of a great sin.' 4. And they all answered him and said: 'Let us all swear an oath, and all bind ourselves by mutual imprecations not to abandon this plan but to do this thing.' 5. Then sware they all together and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it. 6. And they were in all two hundred; who descended in the days of Jared on the summit of Mount Hermon, and they called it Mount Hermon, because they had sworn and bound themselves by mutual imprecations upon it. 7. And these are the names of their leaders: Samlazaz, their leader, Araklba, Rameel, Kokablel, Tamlel, Ramlel, Danel, Ezeqeel, Baraqijal, Asael, Armaros, Batarel, Ananel, Zaq1el, Samsapeel, Satarel, Turel, Jomjael, Sariel. 8. These are their chiefs of tens.
Now it should be clear to you why Astar/Ashtoreth was worshiped. Remember our sermons on how Ashtoreth is tied to Christmas, or how there are Astar poles all over the earth in every culture that represents phallic worship? This is why...she was the wife of the Chief Fallen Angel, the Leader.
We will go out of order from part 2 and get right into the Egyptian deity Astar/Ashtoreth for a brief reminder.
Egyptian Goddess of Heaven Astar/ Ashtoreth
Ashtoreth: H6253 עַשְׁתֹּרֶת ʻAshtôreth, ash-to'reth; probably for H6251; Ashtoreth, the Phoenician goddess of love (and increase):—Ashtoreth.
Strong's Number H6253 matches the Hebrew עַשְׁתֹּרֶת (`Ashtoreth), which occurs 3 times in 3 verses in the Hebrew concordance of the KJV
1Kings 11:5 -6
For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites.
6 And Solomon did evil in the sight of the Lord, and went not fully after the Lord, as did David his father.
Ishtar, called the Queen of Heaven by the people of ancient Mesopotamia (modern Iraq), was the most important female deity in their pantheon. She shared many aspects with an earlier Sumerian goddess, Inanna (or Inana); the name Ishtar comes from the Semitic language of the Akkadians and is used for the goddess from about 2300 B.C.E. on. A multifaceted goddess, Ishtar takes three paramount forms. She is the goddess of love and sexuality, and thus, fertility; she is responsible for all life, but she is never a Mother goddess. As the goddess of war, she is often shown winged and bearing arms. Her third aspect is celestial; she is the planet Venus, the morning and evening star.
Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!
You are Called out of The Assemblies of this World for A Reason. If you cannot see, then it was meant to be that way and you fall under judgement and condemnation.
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