(Please read The Guarded One and the Descender before continuing with this study)
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We are the mourners. Our world is filled with sorrow, pain, suffering, and death on account of sin. Yeshua came to bring comfort to us by His words and deeds of loving kindness. (see Matit'yah - ha'Levi 9:22) [Matt. 9:22;]; Rom.15:4) He poured out His vivifying current of love that touched all who sought His help. For, He is the balm, and comfort for all our sicknesses. He is the joy of the whole earth.
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What was the condition of our village when The Descender came? “The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.” (Yesha'yah 9:2) (Isa.9:2) For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
I believe that this condition of “darkness” and “shadow of death “is speaking not only of our physical world, but also of condition of our hearts. Blinded by sin the heart of man becomes darkened; and unable to discern God in nature, he worships the sun, moon, stars, and other objects that he himself has made. This brings greater misapprehension to the soul. For without having a clear understanding of the God of nature he then has a darkened and indistinct knowledge of his world and himself. And thus decisions are made which do not reflect sound reason in accordance with the Scriptures; but a reasoning which is carnal and earthly. And a harvest of sorrow and misery follows. Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. (Gal. 6:7)
But YHWH in His infinite wisdom and love saw the deplorable condition of man. He saw our wretchedness and helplessness. He saw our village, our world, and our hearts, and when it appeared that the hopelessness of man was beyond hope, moved with compassion beyond comprehension, He poured out His pure love for us in giving us His all in the person of Yeshua Ha Meshiach. As the Waters of the
The Guarded One sent The Descender to our world/village (represented by the sea of Galilee of the Gentiles) to bring comfort and hope to those, who dwelling and wrestling with the shadow of death, beheld a great Light.