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It MUST be the full moon
HughBe--- I'm glad you like it but sad that you don't understand it. Read it again S-L-O-W-L-Y.
Jesus/Yeshuwah / SALVATION in the Tanakh.
11.And there CAME an angel of the Lord, and SAT under an oak which was in Ophrah…..
Note 1. The Angel of the Lord CAME and SAT under an OAK tree.
12 And the angel of the Lord APPEARED unto him(Gideon), and SAID unto him…….
Note 2-- The Angel; CAME, SAT, APPEARED and SPOKE to him saying “ The Lord is with thee, thou mighty man of valour.”
13 And Gideon SAID unto the ANGEL “Oh my Lord, if the Lord be with us, why then is all this befallen us?……
Note3--- The Angel; CAME, SAT, APPEARED and SPOKE to Gideon and he Gideon RESPONDED to the Angel and SAID “ Oh my lord…”.
Question, who was Gideon TALKing to? The ANGEL.
14 And the Lord/ JEHOVAH looked upon him, and SAID, Go in this thy might, and thou shalt save Israel from the hand of the Midianites: have not I sent thee?
Note 4--- Where are we told that Jehovah APPEARED to Gideon? Answer is NOWHERE!!! What we are told is the Angel APPEARED and TALKED with Gideon. So why is Jehovah butting in and RESPONDING to Gideon’s questions?
WHY is the COMING of Jehovah UNANNOUNCED?
The truth is Jehovah did NOT butt in, Jehovah IS the Angel of the Lord who was TALKING with Gideon. The words are being used INTERCHANGALY .
In verse 13 Gideon asked a couple of questions among other things and in VERSE 14 the Angel or Jehovah is RESPONDING to Gideon and gave him reassurance i.e.“thou shalt SAVE Israel from the hand of the Midianites: have not I sent thee?”
15 And he said unto him, Oh my Lord, wherewith shall I save Israel? behold, my family is poor in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father's house.
16 And the Lord said unto him, Surely I will be with thee, and thou shalt smite the Midianites as one man.
Note 5--- Ask yourselves this, is it RATIONAL to believe that Gideon completely IGNORED the Angel who CAME, SAT, APPEARED and was SPEAKING to him?
How many Beings SPOKE with Gideon? If Jehovah is not the Angel then Gideon would have been speaking with TWO Beings i.e. the Angel and Jehovah.
17 And he/Gideon said unto him, If now I have found grace in thy sight, then shew me a SIGN that thou TALKEST with me.
Note 6.-- If YOU were Gideon which one of the TWO would YOU seek to CONFIRM that you were TALKING with? Would it be Jehovah or the Angel?
Note, Gideon sought CONFIRMATION that he spoke with the Angel and not Jehovah!!! How STRANGE. THINK. Proof below.
18 Depart NOT hence, I pray thee, until I come unto thee, and bring forth my PRESENT, and set it before thee. And HE said, I will tarry until thou come again.
Who should NOT depart?--- The Angel who CAME?
Who was Gideon going to put his PRESENT before?-- The Angel.
Proof-- V 19 “Gideon went in, and made ready a kid, and unleavened cakes… and brought it out unto HIM UNDER THE OAK, and PRESENTED it.” FACT--The ANGEL was UNDER THE OAK.
So Gideon wanted CONFORMATION that he TALKED with the Angel and NOT Jehovah. Why not?
He KNEW THAT the ANGEL of the Lord was JEHOVAH. THINK.
Did the Angel or Jehovah give the sign and what was it? Read it for YOURSELVES.
Finally, Psalm14:7 “ Oh that the salvation/Yeshuwah of Israel were come out of Zion! when the Lord bringeth back the CAPTIVITY of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad”
What Salvation is KING David speaking about? Who is the King looking to for DELIVERANCE? Should not the KING deliver Israel? What CAPTIVITY is David speaking of? Was Israel in CAPTIVITY during David’s reign? NO.
So what Salvation would COME OUT of Zion? Answer is Yeshuwah or the Salvation of Israel.