Isaiah 3 Leviticus
For, behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from
Judah the stay
and the staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water
Isaiah Chapter 3
And when I have broken the staff of your bread, ten women shall bake your bread
in one oven, and they shall deliver you your bread again by weight:
and ye shall eat, and not be satisfied.
Book 3 (Leviticus)
The great themes of Spoke 3 ultimately find their origin in the eternal character of the
Holy Spirit - the Third Person
of the Blessed Trinity - who feeds, nourishes, and weans the children of God. This theme
manifests in the primary events of the Third Day: the Gathering of the Waters (People of GodNote 1)
and the creation of Food.
Each Spoke usually contains both the positive and negative image of its themes. This manifests
on Spoke 3 in the great theme of Famine, the negative image of nourishment, which also is
is the theme of the Third Seal of Revelation:
Famine is the negative image of God's gift of Food. It links to the primary Spoke 3
theme of Nourishment that originates with the creation of
Food on the Third Day, and it relates to the nature of the Holy Spirit who feeds, nourishes, and
weans the children of God, as revealed in the meaning of Gimel
as Abundant Giver. All of this manifests in the dietary
and holiness laws that dominate Book 3, Leviticus.
The theme of Famine manifests with perfect clarity in the Third Seal of the Apocalypse:
And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see.
And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his
hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny,
and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.
The symbol of the Scale integrates with God's statement that "they shall deliver you your
bread again by weight" in Levitcus, quoted above. The Oil and Wine are symbols of the Spirit, the
Third Person of the Trinity.
The Black Horse is a
symbol of Famine, as it is twice revealed in Lamentations on Spoke 3:
Lamentations 4.8: Their visage is blacker than a coal; they are not known in the
streets: their skin cleaveth to their bones; it is withered, it is become like a stick.
Lamentations 5.10: Our skin was black like an oven because of the terrible famine.
Likewise, the theme of Food integrates with the Third Book, Leviticus, which contains the bulk of all
the Dietary Laws, and all of this finds its origin in
Genesis 3 with the eating of the forbidden
fruit and the subsequent Fall of Adam and Eve, which was immediately followed by the call of the Lord
God to Adam, the first such call recorded in the Bible:
And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?
This verses contains the names of Leviticus (VaYikra, "And he called") and
Lamementations (Aikah, How?/Where
art thou?). It is an astounding standing miracle to see this integration of
Genesis 3 with both the
names and content of the books on Spoke 3 of the Bible Wheel and Chapter 3 of Isaiah.
The theme established in Genesis 3 - eating forbidden fruit and the consequent reward (punishment)
for this sin also manifests here in Isaiah 3 (vs. 10):
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. Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat
the fruit of their doings. Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward
of his hands shall be given him.
The endless perfection of Scripture - sad though it is in its declaration of the sin of Man - shines
nonetheless with its integrated divine light. As discussed in the related article
Gamal: Reward, the phrase their reward is (gamlenu)
from the root (gamal, reward) which is
identical to the root of the name of the Third Letter that governs Spoke 3 of God's Holy Wheel.
The eating of fruit spoken of in Isaiah 3
originates in Genesis 3 when Adam and
Eve ate the forbidden fruit and received the corresponding curse, which also relates
to Food (Genesis 3.17):
And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife,
and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of
it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of
thy life; Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the
herb of the field; In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto
the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
The verse above contains the first occurrence of the word bread in the Bible. This correlates
with the Isaiah 3.1, which contains the first occurrence of bread in the Book of Isaiah:
|First Occurrence: Bread|
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The theme of Famine
1) There are numerous Biblical witnesses to Water as a symbol of People. E.g.
Revelation 17.15: "And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues."
This relates to the word for People
(Am), which is phonetically similiar to Mother
2) Lamentations 26.26 is connected to Book 26 (Ezekiel 4.16) with a KeyLink
based on the set (bread, staff, weight). This is one of many KeyLinks between Leviticus 26 and
Book 26 (Ezekiel).