The Crown of Righteousness
For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord,
the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that
love his appearing.
2 Timothy 4:6f (Spoke 11, Cycle 3)
It is generally believed
that 2 Timothy was the last Epistle written by the great Apostle Paul. It reads like his
last will and testament. He expressed a complete awareness that the time of his departure [death]
was at hand. He rejoiced that he had finished (kalah) the course the Lord had
set before him. This KeyWord is derived from kol (all, the whole) that is symmetrically intertwined
with Aleph Tav (et-kol, BW book pg 89). God used both of these KeyWords
in His Alphabetic Verses:
- AV Ps 119:86 All (Kol) thy commandments are faithful: they persecute me wrongfully; help thou me.
- AV Lam 4:11 The LORD hath accomplished (kalah) his fury; he hath poured out his fierce anger, and hath kindled a fire
in Zion, and it hath devoured the foundations thereof.
- AV Ps 119:81 My soul fainteth (kalah) for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word.
- AV Lam 2:11 Mine eyes do fail (kalah) with tears, my bowels are troubled ...
When applied to personal strength, kalah often means to faint or fail, as we say in English
"I am finished" and "It's the end of me." But Paul knew it was only the end of his life in this
sin-stained world and that he would soon receive a crown (keter) of righteousness and
stand in the eternal glory (kavod) of Christ (2 Tim 2:10). The relation between Kaph and kavod is
discussed more in the Spoke 11 article Throne of Glory.
ALL Scripture Inspired
All scripture is given by inspiration of God,
and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for cor-rection, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly fur-nished unto all good works.
2 Timothy 3:16f (Spoke 11, Cycle 3)
KeyWord kol (all) finds one of its greatest applications here in the defining verse
of Biblical Inspiration. Just as its corresponding Alphabetic Verse declares that all the Lord's commandments
are faithful, so it is here on Spoke 11 that all Scripture is declared to be Godbreathed.
We also have an interesting overtone from one of the most famous verses of 2 Timothy:
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed,
rightly dividing the word of truth.
2 Timothy 2:15 (Spoke 11, Cycle 3)
The bilateral symmetry of the Wheel divides between the Letters Aleph Tav at the top and Kaph Lamed at the bottom.
As shown above, these diametrically opposed letters spell et-kol (everything),
so we see the Capstone Signature
rightly dividing the whole Word of Truth.