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Short course 

This is a bible reading short course aimed to bring people to a purified altar and prepare a vessel that can be a tool in God's hand.

scripture reading assignment 

Part 1

the first things

Give Thanks to the Lord

Psa 138:1  A Psalm of David. I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto thee. 

Psa 138:2  I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name. 

Psa 138:3  In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul. 

changed into his image

2Co 3:17  Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 

2Co 3:18  But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. 

The glass in 2 Corinthians 3:17 speaks of the reflection of a mirror. Exchanging the images of what is around by worldly standards for the beauty and glory of Christ through the veil
A prophetic paradigm -the women donated their mirrors to be used for making the laver in the tabernacle which represents how one exchanges ones own glory for the glory and image of Jesus

Making the Bronze Basin

Exo 38:8  And he made the laver of brass, and the foot of it of brass, of the lookingglasses of the women assembling, which assembled at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

scripture reading assignment


In this section you are encouraged to delve deeper into the scripture passages in an understanding of the account in where the patriarch's had built an altar and what the altar represented.

They called upon the name of the lord

Gen_12:8  And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the LORD, and called upon the name of the LORD.

Gen_26:25  And he builded an altar there, and called upon the name of the LORD, and pitched his tent there: and there Isaac's servants digged a well.

where he reveals his name

Exo_17:15  And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it Jehovah nissi:

(The Lord my banner).

where he records His name

Exo_20:24  An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee.

not to lift up a tool upon it

Exo_20:25  And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.

not to go up the steps of mine altar

Exo_20:26  Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon.

not to slay him with guile at the altar

Exo_21:14  But if a man come presumptuously upon his neighbour, to slay him with guile; thou shalt take him from mine altar, that he may die.

beyond oneself to offer prayer for the nations
Isa_56:7  Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.

to minister unto the lord

Eze_40:46  And the chamber whose prospect is toward the north is for the priests, the keepers of the charge of the altar: these are the sons of Zadok among the sons of Levi, which come near to the LORD to minister unto him.


JEsus the once and for all SACRIFICE 

hebrews 10 - Christ's Sacrifice Once and for All
in the old covenant israel offered sacrifices repetitively for the atonement of their sins and yet their sins were not removed read Heb 10:1-4

Heb 10:1  For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect. 

Heb 10:2  For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins. 

Heb 10:3  But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year. 

Heb 10:4  For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. 

Jesus's sacrifice was once and for all - meaning one does not have to go to the cross in a repetitious manner for the forgiveness of their sin - this would be like someone living in an old covenant way - when the sin is crucified to the cross it immediately loses its power - it is finished       
read Heb 10:5-10

Heb 10:5  Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: 

Heb 10:6  In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. 

Heb 10:7  Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me, to do thy will, O God. 

Heb 10:8  Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law; 

Heb 10:9  Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second. 

Heb 10:10  By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. 

Jesus ascended and his enemies are under his feet - in this when one is ascended and is seated with Him the enemy is under their feet read heb 10:11-14

Heb 10:11  And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: 

Heb 10:12  But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; 

Heb 10:13  From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. 

Heb 10:14  For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. 

this perfect offering of christ has given us his laws written on our hearts

Heb 10:15  Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before, 

Heb 10:16  This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; 

Heb 10:17  And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. 

Heb 10:18  Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin. 

The Full Assurance of Faith 

Heb 10:19  Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, 

Heb 10:20  By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; 

Heb 10:21  And having an high priest over the house of God; 

Heb 10:22  Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. 

Heb 10:23  Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) 


faith comes by hearing the word of God - setting yourself apart to the word builds your faith

Rom 10:17  So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. 

Honoring the love of GOD grows your faith - loving others also grows their faith

2 Thessalonians 1:3 NLT

Dear brothers and sisters, we can't help but thank God for you, because your faith is flourishing and your love for one another is growing.


dealing with the unclean

cleansing streams

  See Ephesians 4 note verses 17 - 32

'Well done for making it to Part 3 thus far we pray that you be blessed as you connect to the Blessing of Philippians 1:2

Php 1:2  Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 

Php 1:3  I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, 

Php 1:4  Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, 

Php 1:5  For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; 

Php 1:6  Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: 

we now continue on to Luke 11


Luk 11:37  And as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to meat. 

Luk 11:38  And when the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled that he had not first washed before dinner. 

Luk 11:39  And the Lord said unto him, Now do ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness. 

Luk 11:40  Ye fools, did not he that made that which is without make that which is within also?

 in keeping a clean cup Jesus said:

Luk 11:41  But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you. 

Luk 11:42  But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. 

when giving to the poor it detaches one from a spirit of greed. One can find their breakthrough from the unclean spirit by giving to the poor.

jesus spoke of the connection of giving alms to the poor to keeping clean. we also see this connection with cornelius's offering to the poor to Peter's vision in where the unclean animals haD now been considered to be clean - this represented the gentiles who would receive the gospel and would be deemed a clean people unto the lord.

Peter and Cornelius

Act 10:1  There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band, 

Act 10:2  A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway. 

Act 10:3  He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius. 

Act 10:4  And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.

The Lord regarded cornelius's offering -  when God considered and remembered the prayers and offering of cornelius, the lord gave him the news that he would release favour upon the gentiles where they now would receive the light of the gospel. cornelius himself was a gentile, a centurian of the roman band who was god fearing. this suggests that he had been a proselyte to the jewish faith. in acts 101-3 we read that as well as giving alms to those in need he also offered prayers to the lord. his prayers would have been related to keeping purity and faith toward god and the revelation of the awaited messiah. 

Peters Vision

Act 10:9  On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour: 

Act 10:10  And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance, 

Act 10:11  And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth: 

Act 10:12  Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. 

Act 10:13  And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat. 

Act 10:14  But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or unclean. 

Act 10:15  And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common. 

Act 10:16  This was done thrice: and the vessel was received up again into heaven. 

Act 10:17  Now while Peter doubted in himself what this vision which he had seen should mean, behold, the men which were sent from Cornelius had made enquiry for Simon's house, and stood before the gate, 

Act 10:18  And called, and asked whether Simon, which was surnamed Peter, were lodged there. 

Act 10:19  While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee. 

Act 10:20  Arise therefore, and get thee down, and go with them, doubting nothing: for I have sent them. 

Act 10:21  Then Peter went down to the men which were sent unto him from Cornelius; and said, Behold, I am he whom ye seek: what is the cause wherefore ye are come? 

Act 10:22  And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that feareth God, and of good report among all the nation of the Jews, was warned from God by an holy angel to send for thee into his house, and to hear words of thee. 

Act 10:23  Then called he them in, and lodged them. And on the morrow Peter went away with them, and certain brethren from Joppa accompanied him. 

Act 10:24  And the morrow after they entered into Caesarea. And Cornelius waited for them, and had called together his kinsmen and near friends. 

Act 10:25  And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him. 

Act 10:26  But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I myself also am a man. 

Act 10:27  And as he talked with him, he went in, and found many that were come together. 

Act 10:28  And he said unto them, Ye know how that it is an unlawful thing for a man that is a Jew to keep company, or come unto one of another nation; but God hath shewed me that I should not call any man common or unclean. 

Act 10:29  Therefore came I unto you without gainsaying, as soon as I was sent for: I ask therefore for what intent ye have sent for me? 

Act 10:30  And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and, behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing, 

Act 10:31  And said, Cornelius, thy prayer is heard, and thine alms are had in remembrance in the sight of God. 

Act 10:32  Send therefore to Joppa, and call hither Simon, whose surname is Peter; he is lodged in the house of one Simon a tanner by the sea side: who, when he cometh, shall speak unto thee. 

Act 10:33  Immediately therefore I sent to thee; and thou hast well done that thou art come. Now therefore are we all here present before God, to hear all things that are commanded thee of God. 


Matt 6:4 that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.

to give in secret means that Alms are to be given unto jesus (not to be confused with giving to those who are taking up the offering as to expect something in return from their organisation or institution).
Giving ones alms to the poor is not giving to an inferior people. the cleansing power of God is realised when one gives in regarding a people better than themselves - see Phil 2.3

Phil 2:3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

Part 4

Isaiah's Vision of the Lord 

Isa 6:1  In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. 

Isa 6:2  Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. 

Isa 6:3  And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. 

Isa 6:4  And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke. 

Isa 6:5  Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts. 

Isa 6:6  Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar: 

Isa 6:7  And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged. 

Isaiah had a vision from the Lord - when he saw the lord with the his glory filling the temple He felt convicted in that he was a man of unclean lips. we notice that after this was purged from his life (with the coal) he was then released to serve the Lord -  we also notice that when one has unclean lips they also have part taken in iniquity and this too was taken away from isaiah, therefore, as we have seen in part 1 it is important for one to honor the lord at his altar and allow him to purge them of unclean spirits and iniquity. 
we see that God can use a vessel when they have been purged from unclean lips below we read about his commission.

Isaiah's Commission from the Lord

Isa 6:8  Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. 

Isa 6:9  And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. 

Isa 6:10  Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed. 

Isa 6:11  Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate, 

Isa 6:12  And the LORD have removed men far away, and there be a great forsaking in the midst of the land. 

Isa 6:13  But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return, and shall be eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance is in them, when they cast their leaves: so the holy seed shall be the substance thereof. 

Part 5

Isaiah's commission 


Isaiah would speak to a people who did not have eyes to see and ears to Hear
Isa 6:9  And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. 
Isa 6:10  Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.
isaiah would preach his message until the captivity. in verse 13 it speaks of a remnant people being a tenth in number that would remain they would go into captivity but would be sustained to return to the land and be accepted before god like unto when one tenth of the meal offering is accepted upon the lords altar. The substance of the lord would remain in this remnant who are likened to the teil tree and oak that will then shed their leaVES. in spite of their trial they would be renewed and the holy seed would be in their stump meaning they will have God's holiness remaining in them. (wow how powerful !)

ENOS - a deeper look into the hebraic hebrew pictographs

ENOS a Hebraic pictograph understanding.

A Hebraic understanding to ENOS and why a people cried out upon the Name of the Lord (Genesis 4.26).

Below is a summary.

Gen 4:26  And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD. 

The greater significance of how a people came to cry out upon the name of the Lord as revealed by the hebrew.


אֱ (OX) - pictograph
נ (SEED)
וֹ  (TENT PEG)

a heart of flesh

to gain eyes to see and ears to hear one must enter into the lords revelation and allow him to minister his truth into their heart to break the hardness and unbelief.

truth and law restored
it says in ezekiel 36:25 that the lord will spinkle water upon them to cleanse israel and in verse 26 he will give them a heart of flesh. in this they would be empowered to walk in his laws and statutes.

I Will Put My Spirit Within You

Eze 36:22  Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine holy name's sake, which ye have profaned among the heathen, whither ye went. 

Eze 36:23  And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, saith the Lord GOD, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes. 

Eze 36:24  For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land. 

Cleansing and a new spirit

Eze 36:25  Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you. 

Eze 36:26  A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. 

Eze 36:27  And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them. 

restoration from the desolation and fruitfulness

As you read Ezekiel 36:28 -38 rejoice in the promises of God for deliverance and fruitfulness

GOD'S plan and INTENT

Eze 36:28  And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God. 

Eze 36:29  I will also save you from all your uncleaness: and I will call for the corn, and will increase it, and lay no famine upon you. 

Eze 36:30  And I will multiply the fruit of the tree, and the increase of the field, that ye shall receive no more reproach of famine among the heathen. 

true repentance

Eze 36:31  Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were not good, and shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominations. 

Eze 36:32  Not for your sakes do I this, saith the Lord GOD, be it known unto you: be ashamed and confounded for your own ways, O house of Israel. 

God's redemptive hand to cleanse his people

Eze 36:33  Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day that I shall have cleansed you from all your iniquities I will also cause you to dwell in the cities, and the wastes shall be builded. 

God will till and then plant the desolate places

Eze 36:34  And the desolate land shall be tilled, whereas it lay desolate in the sight of all that passed by. 

Eze 36:35  And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced, and are inhabited. 

Eze 36:36  Then the heathen that are left round about you shall know that I the LORD build the ruined places, and plant that that was desolate: I the LORD have spoken it, and I will do it. 

GOD will increase them

Eze 36:37  Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will yet for this be enquired of by the house of Israel, to do it for them; I will increase them with men like a flock. 

Eze 36:38  As the holy flock, as the flock of Jerusalem in her solemn feasts; so shall the waste cities be filled with flocks of men: and they shall know that I am the LORD. 

rejoice that God has cleansed your life and refreshed you with his cleansing streams - continue to thank him daily for his workmanship in your life