is not for kings and priests, it is not for the Royal Priesthood (1 Pet.2:9). Alcohol is for the cowardly and carnal, and I have no spiritual respect for those who need alcoholic fixes, no matter how distressed they may be. Yah'shua must always be our 'fixing agent' otherwise alcohol, in truth, becomes our 'messiah' or deliverer and our idol. But I speak not just alcohol, brethren and sisters, but all agents of spiritual numbing and artificial chemically-induced 'happiness'!
The Ultimate Woman
Why is it that the blessed mother of King Lemuel begins with this warning and then lists the virtues of a good woman? It is because only a good woman - and by extension, the 'Ultimate Woman' - the Ruach haQodesh, our Heavenly Mother - can inspire us not to turn to substitutes but to the Way of Holiness! Satan is in the business of destroying true masculinity and femininity precisely so that we will turn to these false substitutes - substitutes that take us away from Yahweh, substitutes that prevent us from receiving His blessings with open heart-vessels. Little wonder that people walk away frustrated, wondering why they leave their prayer time empty and unfilled. We must present our heart-bowls the right way up first, like a beggar, in humility. But before we can even think of doing that, the enemy of humility - the pride of self-sufficiency - must first be dethroned.
Yahweh desires to "securely trust" us in the same way that a husband desires to trust his wife. And for what purpose do heavenly and earthly husbands desire this? Why do we want this? And is our desire righteous?
"The lev (heart) of her ba'al (master, lord, husband) doth securely trust her (his wife), so that he shall have no lack of gain (shalal). She will do him tov (good) and not rah (evil) all the days of her life" (vv.11-12, OJB).
I think there is a fear on the part of many, if not most, women these days that whatever she gives to her man he will just use for his own selfish purposes. I think many of us fear that Yahweh may be a bit like that too because we have learned to view Him through the lens of the imperfect upbringings we received at the hands of our less-than-perfect fathers. Unredeemed men are for sure greedy egotists. But what of Yahweh? What of the godly man?
No Need of Spoil
What does Lemuel's mother mean when she says that as the result of trusting a good wife a man will have "no lack of gain"? (OJB, ISRV, HRV, NKJV). The NEB totally mutilates the text and says "children are not lacking" and paraphrases like the Living Bible go completely overboard: and whilst saying lovely things, irewrites the Bible the way they want it, saying, "she (the wife) will richly satisfy his needs"! Other translations say, "no need of spoil" (KJV, RSTNE), "lacks nothing of value" (NIV). The Hebrew word here is shalal which is 'spoil' or 'booty', so this translation is the more accurate. What is booty? It is plunder! It is loot! Plunder is valuable goods or sacred items that are stolen by force, especially in times of war. There the King James and RSTNE translations alone have got it right, but why have all other translation tried to tone down the clear meaning, with some even totally mutilating it? So let's get the translation right:
"The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil (plunder)" (Prov.31:11, KJV).
What could possibly be so unsettling, disturbing, unnerving, or destabilising for a man that he would suddenly get the need for "spoil" or "plunder"? Is King Lemuel's mother just trying to appease some tyrant (if so, then she's confirming the fear of feminists that men are basically just brutes in need of an ordering and more moderate female hand) or does she have access to some profound wisdom that we need to understand? What is in an ungodly, unsubmitted and untrustworthy woman that would lead him into such dishonest behaviour?
Now on the face of it, this is a statement about an honestly-earned living and how a wife can back her husband up. And certainly Lemuel's mother goes on to describe an industrious woman working from home to augment her husband's work by making clothes (vv.13,24), bed linen (v.22), engaging in horticulture (v.16), and so on. However, this discourse is not just about being creative and industrious - it also covers giving instruction in wisdom (v.26), helping the needy (v.20) and above all, showing proper respect toward Yahweh (v.30). The bottom line is not the fact that she is increasing the family's material prosperity through hard work so that the family can be on top for the future (v.25) - important though this is - but the fact that her proper attitude means that her husband's heart can "safely trust" her, and in safely trusting the stewardship of his family to her in all matters, temporal and spiritual, that as a result he will never have to be anxious about misplaced trust. Rather, he will be consumed with a constant desire to praise her in the congregation of Yahweh's people, which for her is the chief reward (v.31). This trustworthiness on her part will make him even more protective of her, just as the Father is of the Ruach haQodesh, pronouncing no forgiveness on those who willfully sin against Her (Mt.12:32; Mk.3:29; Lk.12:10), but as a result of her exemplarary behaviour he is moved constantly to listen to the Ruach haQodesh and no longer have a disposition to do evil to another man by despoiling him.
A Woman's Mission to Her Husband
The behaviour of a good woman inspires a man to turn to the Ruach haQodesh. It is an awesome power, but because it does not have any outward show, it is often not seen. But it is a real power nonetheless, a righteous power for positive influence. That is her main spiritual mission toward her husband as an instructor - to direct his heart in the ways of righteousness by the example of her godly temprement and conduct. So many wives do not understand this. They think it is their business to teach, instruct, cajoal, rebuke and otherwise lead a man in the ways of righteousness with words, pressure, manipulation, and so forth. Brethren and sisters, this does not work! You may think it should but it does not. It rather does violence to the created order and the rôles which have not only been assigned to us by the Creator but which are built in to the very fabric of our respective beings. This created order is, of course, abnoxious to the feminist who sees nothing wrong in imitating a man's instructive calling (1 Cor.14:35) to make things right in amale sort of way. How, then, is a man's heart reached?
Reaching a Man's Heart
"Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives, when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear. Do not let your adornment be merely outward -- arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel -- rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of Elohim. For in this manner, in former times, the holy (set-apart) women who trusted in Elohim also adorned themselves, being submissive to their own husbands, as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord (master, ba'al), whose daughters you are if you do good and are not afraid with any terror" (1 Peter 3:1-6, NKJV).
Many women blank out when they read this scripture - you know it, I have quoted it so often, but I am forced to quote it until it is accepted at face value and not dismissed as merely permissive or optional for certain kinds of women only. It contains such vital keys for happiness. Satan has blinded the hearts of modern women over it's essential meaning and import. Do I keep repeating it because I am some macho male who wants women to cringe and fall prostrate before men like dogs? Do I want a woman to put on a sheepish voice and lick her husband's boots? Yah forbid! I do not. I want that which will set her free and sit him free. I repeat it because there can be no peace at home until these principles are grasped and implemented. And as a corollary to that, there can be no proper relationship with Yahweh, whether as men or as women, until we have all learned this true way.
Two Types of Biblical Woman?
This matter, moreover, has absolutely nothing to do with 'types' of women - this isn't just 'one type' and the woman in Proverbs 31 another 'type' - they are one and the same set-apart woman! Yahweh is not saying that women should be flaccid, energiless whisps walking in some tyrant's shadow - Yah forbid again! She is both energetic and go-ahead as well as gentle and quiet "which is very precious in the sight of Elohim" - don't forget Yahweh-Elohim's view of this! The difference between the woman of Proverbs 31 and 1 Peter 3 is situational: the former is like the Ruach in relationship to the Body of Messiah and the latter is like the Ruach in relationship to Her Husband! They are not the same! Should a woman have the same relationship towards other men as to her husband? Of course not! She is only submitted to her husband, not to other men. What about to officers of state? Or ministers of the gospel? Shouldn't she be submitted to them? In a different, indirect way, yes, but by no means in the same way as a wife is submitted to her husband! She submits though her husband if someone is in authority like a government official or a pastor. She is answerable only to her husband. The world may not accept that, and the laws of nations may not accept that and try to detach wives from husbands in their dealings with men and women, but that is Yahweh's order. He is her spokesman to the authority figure just as Yah'shua is ours to the Father. This was always understood anciently but few know of it today.
Gentleness Does Not Nullify Go-Aheadness
Many energetic women are afraid that they will simply 'disappear' or mere 'door mats' if they become "gentle and quiet" - don't believe Satan's lie! This is the description of a wife in proper relationship to her husband. It is not, moreover, artificial or contrived (Yah forbid again) but comes of the Ruach haQodesh, and is a sign of the Ruach haQodesh in their relationship. And it is the sign of the Ruach haQodesh in the relationship between men and women and the Creator. We men can probably only learn full submission to the Creator by observing and being spiritually overwhelmed by the beauty of the full submission of wives to their husbands. At least we need the confidence that we learn as children observing our parents to sufficiently trust the Creator in everything because then we will have a picture of what the Ruach haQodesh is like.
The Body of Messiah in Harmony
"Gentlness" is not, however, limited to women but it is the means by which we, as the collective Bride, must also persuade one another, and is the tell-tale sign of the presence or absence of the Ruach haQodesh:
"I, therefore, the prisoner of the Master ('Husband'), beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Ruach in the bond of peace (shalom)" (Eph.4:1-3, NKJV).
This is the nature and disposition of those in and of the uniplural, echad 'Messianic Bride' and shows proper submissiveness to the Messianic Bridegroom. It is an entirely female way because we are collectively in female relationship to Him. But in the marriage relationship is is not the same because there the husband is the Bridegroom and the wife is the Bride. Again, this does not mean he should be macho or brutish towards his wife whilst being mutually submissive with his brethren - he is not being asked to split his personality and become schizophrenic. For if he is in a leadership position in, say, the Messianic Community, then in a way he becomes, if he is its pastor, an allegorical husband-cum-father. Is Yah'shua brutish to us? No. Then it is Him we men need to imitate.
Overcoming the Fear of Surrender
We must start this New Year in the proper repentant, humble and submissive attitude to authorities both divine and earthly. One reason people refuse to surrender, I believe, is because they fear pain and some sort of loss, when in fact the opposite is true. It is the lack of total surrender that will bring pain and loss.
"The enemy invests great energy in this lie. It is whispered continually to the growing believer who has given up all but one thing to serve [Yah'shua], that one thing which is coveted, which has brought pleasure, which allows independence, and that allows the enemy to maintain a foothold in the believer's life. What is this one thing? It differs among Christians but will generally have to do with some right which we believe we should have: a right to be in control, not to forgive, to keep that one idol, or to have some kind of worldly possession or pleasure.For the person who wants more than anything to serve [Yahweh] and be pleasing, it is important that any one claim never to be brought to the forefront but remain hidden away from sight, rarely thought about; nevertheless, it is the one thing he feels he must have. Because past satisfaction was derived from this one thing, it is continually protected and justified. It is, of course, a paradox, for the one thing has also brought continual misery; the enemy can continue to make life miserable as he turn this foothold into a sizeable piece of property and then a stronghold". 6
Vision of the Compound and Coconut Tree
For some reason, few believers actually accept that Yahweh demands unconditional surrender from us. They have this notion that we can retain independence in some things. This was shown to me in a vision I had a couple of mornings ago concerning one of the sisters. I saw a fenced-off area made of chicken wire - it was not very substantial but it nevertheless was fenced off. Its rather rickety gate was swung open which I knew indicated that her heart was finally open in this area. I asked if she would admit Yah'shua into this little compound and she agreed to His taking possession. As once the fence crumpled up, looking as though it had been hit by a tornado, and then it was like an invisible hand suddenly took the posts and twisted metal away. And there, in the centre of this area, was a huge coconut tree that represented a gifting that had been self-possessed.
The Self-Independence and Feeling-Led Deception
This belief in a continuing degree of self-independence is fed by the flesh, of course, which is in the business as a competing Sovereign to the Most High. Moreover, the flesh encourages us to take a position of independence, to whatever degree, by convincing us that our feelings are paramount. They are not! Our feelings are very much secondary in importance, and this tends to be an area that the sisters have the greatest difficulty with. The truth is, Yahweh's character is not dependent upon what we believe or feel but on what He says. If what He says in His Word contradicts what we feel, and we follow our feelings before we follow the truth of His Word, then we are reversing the two rooms of the Temple of Yahweh, putting the Holy Place at the top and the Holy of Holies at the bottom. This is undoubtedly the greatest error of 21st Century Western Man. First, we must have "the mind of Messiah" (1 Cor.2:16, NKJV) - "in the beginning was the Word" (Jn.1:1), not the feeling.
The Biblical New Year
How many of you have ever had a 'feeling' about the biblical New Year? Truthfully, have feelings welled in your heart as you have read Scripture about the scriptural New Year? I doubt it! In 32 years as a believer the biblical New Year has been of almost zero interest to me and was certainly of no interest whatsoever until I became fully Torah-obedient in 1999. Now, ten years later, I am suddenly discovering very, very important things about it. It's even more important than Pesach, about which we know, think and feel a great deal (or should do), because without it there would be no Pesach or indeed any of the other festivals! We would even know how to start Pesach. So what? you might say. Well, that's like saying that your birthday is more important than your conception, yet without your conception your birthday wouldn't even exist. And without the passion and love of your parents, there would have been no conception! So what? you might say again. Think about it: the passion of lovers that led to the conception of a child that after 9 months gestation leads to its birth and its 70-or-so years of life and, hopefully, its salvation and eventual glory - is that important? Of course it is! Then consider also what lies behind Aviv 1 or New Year's Day! That's right, the passionate love of our Heavenly Parents is what lies behind that day! It was the Day that They decided to manifest their love to the world and to every creature in it by giving us a redemptive cycle that would be literally played out by Their Son and give us a spiritually safe track to walk in life. Seen in that light, our objections to the importance of the set-apart New Year begin to fall away. There is something great and wonderful behind this seemingly innocuous annually-repeating point in time. It is the very point at which we mark and may experience new beginnings. I know I already have!
Seeking the Core
My point in saying all of these things is that unless we, as the Bride of Messiah, come before Him with full submission, and unless wives come before their husbands in full submission within the boundary of the Torah commandments, we're never going to get these respective relationships to work properly, enjoy their richest blessings, or discover the purpose of their creation.
Falsehood Destroys Relationships
Worse, a person moving in falsehood that says the opposite of what Yahweh says in His Word will be greatly encouraged by Satan along the way. It stands to reason, doesn't it? To rebel, to stay independent, to live in fear - all of these Satan will encourage you in, and at first you will seem to derive great benefits from them, because when you are in free-fall, there is nothing quite as exciting, exhilarating and invigorating as moving at great speed through the air and seeing things move around you at fantastic speed UNTIL YOU HIT THE GROUND. Contrast this with the soul labouring under the burden of gravity on the ground and apparently not making rapid progress and not having a particularly 'exciting' life, as the world would judge it. Contrast this with the soul on the path of believing in the Word meeting and overcoming obstacle after obstacle, growing stronger day by day. What do our carnal eyes lead us to conclude before the moment of impact of the one in free-fall? That free-fall is better! More fun! More cool! More free! Of course, Satan tells you nothing about the bottom-line, does he? He doesn't say what this deceptive 'freedom' leads to. That why so many millions are ruined because it's one of the oldest gags in the universe.
Life is About Positioning
Brethren and sisters, life is not about feelings but about poisitioning - whether we are positioned in Messiah or in Satan (if you're not in the one you are in the other) - whether we are positioned in truth or in falsehood. Get the positioning wrong and it matters not what we think or feel or experience because that thinking and feeling and experience will be manipulated and twisted by the dark side. Do not worship the false gods of thinking, feeling and experiencing - they are not what life is about but are expressions of either truth or lies. In the truth, they are of course wonderful and upbuilding. In falsehood they lead only to sorrow and disappointment. You see, what you believe determines the kind of life you have.
The Sabbatical Year Works Only for the Submitted Ones
This Sabbatical Year of rest is for Yahweh's Submitted Ones. If you are not submitted, it cannot be consecrated to your gain and you cannot move within its spiritual anointing. And I do not speak of the absence of external problems because as Yahweh told me recently, and as as I shared with you recently too, we will always have problems in the outside world, and to expect that we will not is naïve and destructive of our inner peace! Inner peace comes of walking with Yah'shua in the Truth of His Word. Therefore, to obtain this shalom, please stand against Satan with the heavenly power that comes through trusting, adhering to, and clinging to and obeying Yah'shua, and so accomplish the work of the Kingdom in your lives. Make having Yah'shua IN you your #1 priority. If you do, you will have to spend less time casting out demons, many of which likely do not even exist, because casting out demons is not the solution to spiritual defeat but abiding in Messiah is.
False Front Lines
The Enemy will always try to deceive you into believing that the spiritual front line is in an entirely different place to where it actually is. In the Second World war the Allies devoted a lot of effort into convicing that Axis powers that their main invasion would be in either Greece, southern France, or the Pas de Calais when in fact the great thrust came in Normandy. Satan, knowing that serious believers wish to solve their prolems, seeks therefore to define what our problems are and tells us what our experiences should be! He has many teachers out there with lots of 'theories' and 'solutions', all crafted by the enemy of our souls to keep us occupied in the wrong places. Once Satan has been allowed to do this, we will always fail to possess what Yahweh has already given to us in the Person of Yah'shua dwelling IN us. Brethren and sisters, if you truly believe in Yah'shua, He's there working for you if you will allow Him. And if He's already there, and if we're not looking at Him but elsewhere, we will end up fighting the wrong battles while Satan consolidates his ground. And not only will we be fighting the wrong battles (like doing nothing else except casting demons out, which then happen to return because their grounds for being there have not been properly dealt with), but we will end up fighting battles that are unwinnable and never-ending.
False Ruachs Lead to Plunder
Earlier today by looking at some Bible translations of a seemingly unimportant verse and a Hebrew word shalal.
"The lev (heart) of [the noble woman's] husband does safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil (shalal)" (Mishle/Prov.31:11, RSTNE).
This is, of course, much more than about husband and wife relationships. A man who follows a false Ruach will be led to plunder or take by force that what he wants, but a man who trusts in the Ruach haQodesh - the Ruach Elohim - will have no need to turn to his flesh to find what he needs. This is also true of women. A woman who is being led by the true Ruach haQodesh will not turn to carnal solutions to obtain what she needs either.
A Wife's Ten Commandments
Linda Hayase, who wrote A Wife's Ten Commandments, translates these 10 Betrothal Covenants of Israel to Yahweh for use by a wife in relation to her husband. But we can, I think, also use this as a guideline in how we approach Yah'shua as both men and women. As this is a very inspired and scripturally-based rendition, I feel that I should share it with you - for all of us who seek to draw closer to Yahweh during this Sabbatical Year and for wives and husbands seeking to implement the true order or marriage in their lives so that it becomes a living embodiment and reflection of what happens in the heavenlies and in the eternities:
1. You shall love Yahweh your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind; and you shall love your husband as your self (Mt.19:19);
2. You shall not make your husband into an idol (putting Him above Yahweh), but you shall love, honour, respect and submit to him as you do to Yahweh (Eph.5:22);
3. You shall not take your husband's name in vain, through gossip, slander, criticism, complaint, or mockery; but you shall bless him both privately and publicly;
4. You shall work heartily as unto Yahweh, and as directed Him, and your husband, not by your own ideas of what should be done (Prov.31). You shall not be so busy working, however, that you neglect to get alone with Yahweh everyday. During this quiet time, you shall pray diligently for your husband. You shall also be willing to put aside work in order to 'play' (be intimate) when your husband asks you;
5. You shall honour your mother and father, but you shall not elevate their position or opinions above your husband's;
6. You shall not resent, revile, or hate your husband, but you shall grant him grace, forgiveness and mercy;
7. You shall not commit adultery, nor shall you think lustfully toward another man; but you shall thank Yahweh for your husband and be pleased with him;
8. You shall not steal from your husband. You shall not steal his marriage by threats of divorce. You shall not steal his wife by leaving him alone all the time. You shall not steal his spiritual leadership by taking control. You shall not steal his time by placing unnecessary demands on him. You shall not steal his joy by complaining or moping. You shall not steal his peace by endless nagging. You shall not steal glances from other men by wearing provacative clothes and causing them to stumble. This defrauds your husband of an honourable wife, the other man of pure thoughts, and the man's wife of her husband's faithfulness;
9. You shall not lie to your husband, but you shall speak the truth in love. You shall also practice a quiet and gentle spirit (1 Pet.3:4);
10. You shall not covet another woman's husband, her children, her friends, her house, her decorating style, her garden, her looks, her wardrobe, her possessions, her talents and gifts, her ministry, or any other thing that is hers; but you shall be content with all Yahweh has given you.7
Conclusion: The End of an Era
Brethren and sisters, we are witnessing the end of an era but people are still going on as though the old era was forever. History has repeated itself. The Israel-that-is, with capitals in London, Washington D.C., Paris, Berlin and elsewhere, has gone exactly the same way as the Israel-that-was with its capital in Samaria. Charles Feinberg observes:
"The days of Jeroboam II in Israel were marked by great prosperity, in fact, the most prosperous for the Northern Kingdom. Israel was at the height of her power under this kingdom. The period was one of great wealth, luxury, arrogance, carnal security, oppression of the poor, moral decay, and formal worship. The moral declension and spiritual degradation of the people were appalling".8
The wealth that the West has been accustomed to is now vapourising. Your average American is spening more money than he has available to spend 9. No more. Though the US Treasury is still printing out trillions of dollars of bogus money, it isn't going to help. The economy is going to collapse. Governed by predatory capitalism, the West is doomed:
"And Yahweh-Elohim of their fathers sent warnings to them by His messengers, rising up early and sending them, because He had compassion on His people and on His dwelling place. But they mocked the messengers of Elohim, despised His words, and scoffed at His prophets, until the wrath of Yahweh arose against His people, till there was no remedy" (2 Chron.36:15-16, NKJV).
There is no remedy this time. We are inexorably heading towards a global feudal state run by an élite of evil, greedy multi-trillionnaires who will practially own everything in the end, leaving only masses of poverty-stricken slaves in debt to their masters:
"The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender 10" (Prov.22:7, NKJV).
That which was foretold by prophets of old is coming to pass before your very eyes. You have been warned to get out of debt fast - and you are witnessing the massive foreclosures taking place. You have been warned to live within your means. The worst is yet to come. What you therefore see around you should come as no surprise for it is written:
"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be 1lovers of 2themselves, 3lovers of money, 4boasters, 5proud, 6blasphemers, 7disobedient to parents, 8unthankful, 9unholy, 10unloving, 11unforgiving, 12slanderers, 13without self-control, 14brutal, 15despisers of good, 16traitors, 17headstrong, 18haughty, 19lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of Elohim, 20having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!" (2 Tim.3:1-5, NKJV).
Have you separated yourselves from such as these as the apostle commands, having warned them? Do you qualify for any of the 20 character categories marked for destruction described herein? If so, repent fast! For what happed to Israel at the hands of the Assyrian long ago is going to happen to Israel today at the hands of new enemies who will be used by Yahweh to punish. Modern Israel - and I am not speaking of the little state in the Middle East 11 - is soon to be destroyed again, leaving only a small remnant who will no longer regard themselves as 'American', 'Canadian', 'British', 'German', 'Scandinavian', 'French', etc., because they will see themselves as New Covenant Israelites of the 12 Tribes. The nations as we know them will cease to exist. So get over your nationalism and start thinking along the lines of your true identity. We must endure ever increasing national tyrranies for a while longer and own dual citizenship until the call to return home is sounded. You will see more acts of terrorism and more states of emergency - many a 'Reichstag' fire will be stage-managed, as the Twin Towers were, as a pretext for more state intervention and oppression.
We intend to rest this year. The world will go its course, as foreseen by Yahweh and His prophets, and more and more hearts will faint. Will yours? Or will you be prepared? Spring is upon us but it is not going to bring what people want and expect. Now is the time to turn to, or return to, Yahweh, and once again trust His Son and start making your life right. We are here to help you should you need us. Amen.
See The Sabattical Year: Resting Amidst the Growing Chaos
See Rosh Chodesh
This is not "Rosh Hashanah" as the OJB incorrectly has it, which can easily be mistaken for the Talmudic Jewish 'New Year' in the autumn/fall that has wrongly replaced Yom Teruah.
Michael Wells, Sidetracked in the Wilderness (Devotional Life Press, Littleton, CO: 1991), pp.180-181
Adapted from Linda Hayase, A Wife's Ten Commandments Also see, The First in Your Life
Charles Feinberg, The Minor Prophets (1952), p.86
Contrast this with the average German today (2009) who wisely is saving 11.2% of his wealth.
Israelites are commanded not to borrow from non-Israelites (Dt.28:12-13,44)
See 5-part series, Jacob's Trouble