"I WILL OPEN MY MOUTH IN A PARABLE: I WILL UTTER DARK SAYINGS OF OLD."

      "I KEPT BACK NOTHING THAT WAS PROFITABLE UNTO YOU." (Acts 20:20) Saint Paul withheld nothing profitable from God's people, meaning he did withhold that which would be UNPROFITABLE. Such is the nature of a dark saying. It says more than it seems to say. A dark saying conceals knowledge the holy Spirit may wish to reveal to the reader at an opportune time, particularly those who live devout truth seeking lives obedient to the Spirit of the Word, but those who are not devout and obedient are left to interpret holy Scripture with "THE CARNAL MIND WHICH IS ENMITY WITH GOD." They are reading "THE LETTER THAT KILLS" while the devout and obedient are given "THE SPIRIT THAT SAVES."

      King David wrote: "GIVE EAR, O MY PEOPLE, TO MY LAW: INCLINE YOUR EARS TO THE WORDS OF MY MOUTH. I WILL OPEN MY MOUTH IN A PARABLE: I WILL UTTER DARK SAYINGS OF OLD: WHICH WE HAVE HEARD AND KNOWN, AND OUR FATHERS HAVE TOLD US. WE WILL NOT HIDE THEM FROM THEIR CHILDREN, SHOWING TO THE GENERATION TO COME THE PRAISES OF THE LORD AND HIS STRENGTH, AND HIS WONDERFUL WORKS THAT HE HAS DONE." (Psalm 78:1) King David let it be known he would not hide DARK SAYINGS OF OLD from the generation to come. He also connected the "DEMONSTRATION OF POWER AND SPIRIT" manifest for the Lord's anointed in "THE PRAISES OF THE LORD AND HIS STRENGTH."

      Jesus had "MEAT TO EAT" you know not of. Yet many like to boast of their milk as though it were meat. Let's get the gospel into its proper prospective. If you approach the study of the Word of God as a proud hearer, you will be humbled; but if you study the Word of God as a humble listener, you will be exalted by the truth that will set you free from the darkness of self.

      THE GREAT MYSTERY OF GODLINESS would not be a mystery were it plain and easy to understand. Jesus said: "IF YOU CAN RECEIVE IT, ...." before speaking his parable. Yet his parables seem so easy to understand, many are deceived by the "SIMPLICITY THAT IS IN CHRIST." (2 Corinthians 11:3) Think of the parables as riddles or dark sayings. Look for their hidden meanings.

      King David wrote: "I WILL INCLINE MY EAR TO A PARABLE: I WILL OPEN MY DARK SAYINGS UPON THE HARP." (Psalm 49:4) DARK SAYINGS are locked up. God holds the keys. Seek the LORD for wisdom and when he sees you living his Word, he will open his DARK SAYINGS to your understanding. Once you have attained to the wisdom of understanding dark saying, you like King David will be able to say they are yours.

      The holy man Job quoted Zophar as having said to him as a reproof: "BUT OH THAT GOD WOULD SPEAK, AND OPEN HIS LIPS AGAINST YOU; AND THAT HE WOULD SHOW YOU THE SECRETS OF WISDOM, THAT THEY ARE DOUBLE TO THAT WHICH IS! KNOW THEREFORE THAT GOD EXACTS OF YOU LESS THAN YOUR INIQUITY DESERVES." (Job 11:5/60) From that counsel, THE SECRETS OF WISDOM ARE DOUBLE TO THAT WHICH IS. There is a visible reality and an invisible reality, and that which is unseen is greater than that which is seen.

      Zophar presumed Job was guilty of some sin and he prayed in a reproof to Job that God would speak through one of the godly men present to convince him how great "THE SECRETS OF WISDOM" are. So it was Zophar presumed Job had received little in the way of punishment for his sins and ought to be glad of it. He did not realize God Almighty was pruning Job to bring forth double the fruit of the Spirit already in his life.

      Most of the initial revelations you will receive from the Spirit of the Lord will grow into the greater Light of revelation knowledge as you journey from glory to glory. "IF ANY MAN THINKS HE KNOWS ANYTHING, HE KNOWS NOTHING YET AS HE OUGHT TO KNOW." "THE SECRETS OF WISDOM ARE DOUBLE THAT WHICH IS."

      There are messages painted on walls in this world. Here we find someone on skid row quoting Ghandi.


      This "dark saying" says Western civilization was a wonderful idea, implying that's all it is.

      A wonderful idea.

      Learning to recognize DARK SAYINGS will help you search out more and more THE GREAT MYSTERIES OF GODLINESS as you grow into greater obedience to God and Christ. Too many believers think the Word of God is easy to understand. If you attend a Bible study where they think the Word of God is easy to understand, you don't belong there. If you can't find a study where truth is openly sought out, study privately if it is in you to do so.

      "GOD'S WAYS ARE NOT OUR WAYS, NEITHER ARE HIS THOUGHTS OUR THOUGHTS. AS THE HEAVENS ARE HIGH ABOVE THE EARTH, SO ARE HIS WAYS AND THOUGHTS ABOVE OUR WAYS AND THOUGHTS." How is it then that anyone can point to the Bible and say, "That book is easy to understand."

      Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived introduced the book of Proverbs saying: "THE PROVERBS OF SOLOMON, THE SON OF DAVID, KING OF ISRAEL: TO KNOW WISDOM AND INSTRUCTION; TO PERCEIVE THE WORDS OF UNDERSTANDING; TO RECEIVE THE INSTRUCTION OF WISDOM, JUSTICE AND JUDGMENT, AND EQUITY; TO GIVE SUBTILTY TO THE SIMPLE, TO THE YOUNG MAN KNOWLEDGE AND DISCRETION, A WISE MAN WILL HEAR, AND WILL INCREASE LEARNING; AND A MAN OF UNDERSTANDING SHALL ATTAIN UNTO WISE COUNSELS: TO UNDERSTAND A PROVERB, AND THE INTERPRETATION, THE WORDS OF THE WISE, AND THEIR DARK SAYINGS." (Proverbs 1:1/6)

      DARK SAYINGS are used by the righteous righteously and by the wicked wickedly. When Yassar Arafat was alive, an American diplomat called him after a suicide bombing took place in Israel, murdering innocent civilians. Arafat with his public relations sound bite ready replied: "ITS A DISASTER. ITS A DISASTER."

      The naive diplomate presumed Arafat meant he was concerned to stop such bloodshed while the monster hung up the phone and celebrated with his staff saying, "ITS A DISASTER. ITS A DISASTER."

      The American diplomat did not discern a DARK SAYING. Few Americans read the holy Bible anymore, therefore this great nation lacks "MEN OF DISCERNMENT."

      "THE WORDS OF THE WICKED ARE TO LIE IN WAIT FOR BLOOD: BUT THE MOUTH OF THE UPRIGHT SHALL DELIVER THEM." (Proverbs 12:6) Become filled with the Word of God which is "A DISCERNER OF THE THOUGHTS AND INTENTS OF THE HEART" and you will be able to build "THE HEARING EAR" to hear what people are really saying.


PRONOUNS CAN CONCEAL DARK SAYINGS:

      God is one with the anointed man and the anointed man is one with God. The pronoun "he" can signify two persons in one. It is a DARK SAYING.

      We read in the Bible: "HE THAT ENTERS IN BY THE DOOR IS THE SHEPHERD OF THE SHEEP" (Saint John 10:2) Who is he? The anointed man of God who walks in through the divine door Christ is. He walks into the congregation and the Spirit of Christ walks in inside him. So the pronoun "he" is mystical. The two are one.

      Jesus also said, "VEILY, VERILY, I SAY UNTO YOU, HE THAT ENTERS NOT BY THE DOOR INTO THE SHEEPFOLD, BUT CLIMBS UP SOME OTHER WAY, THE SAME IS A THIEF AND A ROBBER." (St. John 10:1) The Lord is referring to the carnally minded pastors who point to ordination certificates as proof of their holiness. They have climbed up by a worldly means to shepherd the sheep. They are thieves and robbers.

      The door to the sheep is not the door of the church building, but is the divine door that Christ is. (St. John 10:9) If the congregations properly understood Saint John 10:1&2, they would seek for and find an anointed man of God to be their shepherd.

      Here is another verse where the use of the pronoun "he" hides a dark saying.

      "WHAT PROFIT HAS HE THAT WORKS IN THAT WHEREIN HE LABORS." (Ecclesiastes 3:9) The use of the pronoun "he" can be two dimensional. It looks like the usage refers to man alone, but all mankind labors in God's world where he is also busy working continually in all things. So "he" can also apply to God.

      For the carnally minded man, saved or unsaved; the question is whether he profits at all for working in God's world. "WHAT PROFIT HAS HE (MAN) THAT WORKS IN THAT WHEREIN HE (GOD) LABORS?"

      For the spiritually minded man, the question reads a little differently because of the great skill of the inspired writer. "WHAT PROFIT HAS HE (AND GOD)THAT WORKS IN THAT WHEREIN HE (AND GOD) LABORS." The wayfaring man who walks in Christ with Christ walking in him, is two in one. When an anointed man of God reads Ecclesiastes 3:9, he sees the pronouns "HE" as two dimensional, applying to both himself and God. When the carnally minded man reads the verse, he should only see himself in the first pronoun and God in the second pronoun.

      The highest calling in this world is that of a wayfaring man who enters into the labors of God in sowing and watering the good seed of God. It is to his PROFIT to grow in glory and it is to the PROFIT of God to have servants laboring in his harvest field. The results are eternal.

      But the man whose labors are worldly produces temporary results. The Roman Empire came and went. The Roman Colleseum has been reduced to the rubble of a tourist attraction. The Roman Emperors labored in the world where God works, but they took nothing eternal with them.

      In the world to come, "THE FORMER THINGS WILL NOT BE CALLED TO MIND." The fame of Rome and its emperors will no longer be of any further concern to the Resurrected. The works of mankind will no longer exist on the planet earth. "SEEING THEN THAT ALL THESE THINGS SHALL BE DISSOlVED, WHAT MANNER OF PERSONS OUGHT YOU TO BE IN ALL HOLY CONVERSATION AND GODLINESS." (2 Peter 3:1)

      Jesus said: "EITHER MAKE THE TREE GOOD AND HIS FRUIT GOOD; OR ELSE MAKE THE TREE CORRUPT, AND HIS FRUIT CORRUPT: FOR THE TREE IS KNOWN BY HIS FRUIT." (St. Matthew 12:33) You'll notice the Lord did not say "it's fruit" but "HIS FRUIT."

      Jesus spoke in a parable. He referred to men as fruit bearing trees. Vessels suitable for their Master's use. Those who serve God will be known by "HIS FRUIT." That is the fruit of the Spirit. (Galatians 5:22) The corrupt tree will by known by "HIS FRUIT." The fruit of Satan's wickedness.

      Had Jesus said, "EITHER MAKE THE TREE GOOD AND ITS FRUIT GOOD," the fruit of the tree would have been the man's fruit alone. By using the pronoun "HIS" FRUIT, he brought the parable into the spiritual realm where men either serve God or Satan. The good fruit is love, joy, peace etc. (Galatians 5:22) The evil fruit is hate, bitterness, war, etc.

      Regarding his demon possessed child, an Israeli told the Master: "AND LO, A SPIRIT TAKES HIM, AND HE SUDDENLY CRIES OUT, AND IT TEARS HIM THAT HE FOAMS AGAIN, AND BRUISING HIM HARDLY DEPARTS FROM HIM. AND I BESOUGHT YOUR DISCIPLES TO CAST HIM OUT; AND THEY COULD NOT.

      AND AS HE WAS YET COMING, THE DEVIL THREW HIM DOWN AND TORE HIM. AND JESUS REBUKED THE UNCLEAN SPIRIT, AND HEALED THE CHILD, AND DELIVERED HIM AGAIN TO HIS FATHER." (St Luke 9:39/42)

      Do you see by the testimony of the Scriptures above how the demon spirit moves inside the child throwing him down and tearing him in some way to subdue him from the inside of his body? In this way, the Devil makes disciples by violently controlling them from inside until they learn to submit to his will.

      The use of "he" in the verse where we are told: "HE SUDDENLY CRIES OUT" suggests the demon is using the child's mouth to make sounds audible in this world. Although it appears to be the child suddenly cried out, it is both the child and the demon crying out.

      "AND HE FOAMS AGAIN" meaning the child foams at the mouth as a result of demon activity within him, so we could understand the phrases of Scripture to read: "HE (THE CHILD AND THE DEMON) CRIES OUT" "AND HE(THE CHILD AND THE DEMON) FOAMS AGAIN" AT THE MOUTH.

      The use of the pronoun "he" conceals the deeper truth of the verses quoted and when a demon spirit remains in a child to grow up with him spiritually speaking and moving within, the child becomes a demon possessed adult trained to move and speak for Satan as other antichrists throughout history. By raising up demon possessed children in Israel, the Devil hoped to overthrow the faith of many in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

      There is much evidence of demon possession in the seven year Tribulation predicted in the Bible prophecies and there is no doubt Antichrist and the false prophet accompanying him will be demon possessed as well as Satan himself: "AND I SAW THREE UNCLEAN SPIRITS LIKE FROGS COME OUT OF THE MOUTH OF THE DRAGON, AND OUT OF THE MOUTH OF THE BEAST, AND OUT OF THE MOUTH OF THE FALSE PROPHET. FOR THEY ARE THE SPIRITS OF DEVILS, WORKING MIRACLES, WHICH GO FORTH UNTO THE KINGS OF THE EARTH AND OF THE WHOLE WORLD, TO GATHER THEM TO THE BATTLE OF THAT GREAT DAY OF GOD ALMIGHTY." Revelation 16:13/14


WHEN JOTHAM SPOKE A DARK SAYING:

      Now, if you would like to see how a DARK SAYING concealed the intent of Jotham to give him time to pronounce a curse upon Abimelech and the men of Shechem that the blood of the slain sons of Jerubbaal might be revenged. JOTHAM "WENT AND STOOD IN THE TOP OF MOUNT GERIZIM AND LIFTED UP HIS VOICE, AND CRIED, AND SAID UNTO THEM, "HEARKEN UNTO ME, YOU MEN OF SHECHEM, THAT GOD MAY HEARKEN UNTO YOU." Judges 9:7 Had he said that God might curse them, they might have been warned and might not have received the curse. Jotham's choice of words was a DARK SAYING.

      When Jotham was done crying out his parable, he fled and several years later Abimelech and the men of Shechem destroyed one another and we are told: "AND ALL THE EVIL OF THE MEN OF SHECHEM DID GOD RENDER UPON THEIR HEADS: AND UPON THEM CAME THE CURSE OF JOTHAM THE SON OF JERUBBAAL." (Judges 9:57)


NOW YOU INTERPRET THESE DARK SAYINGS:

      "BELOVED, I WISH ABOVE ALL THINGS THAT YOU MAY PROSPER AND BE IN HEALTH, EVEN AS YOUR SOUL PROSPERS." (But if you do not labor spiritually for your soul to prosper, the Apostle does not wish for you to prosper or be in good health. That is the dark saying hidden in the text.)

      "THE ETERNAL GOD IS YOUR REFUGE AND UNDERNEATH ARE THE EVERLASTING ARMS:" ("God is our refuge and strength" when a believer becomes fully sanctified to hide in the Spirit of the LORD. If you do not yet know how to enter into the Spirit of the Lord, your faith is your refuge.)


SUMMARIZING DARK SAYINGS:

      We are not saying every verse of Scripture in need of interpretation is a DARK SAYING. Let's not confuse getting our facts straight with recognizing a hidden truth concealed intentionally in camouflaged words.

      DARK SAYINGS are also not to be confused with lies. The righteous God and his Saints do not lie, but the use of DARK SAYINGS to protect truth from those who are not yet able to receive it, is necessary; and DARK SAYINGS are also used to confuse the adversaries of God and his people.

      Now you should have the idea of what a DARK SAYING is as you search the sacred Scriptures, but be careful of pride. "IF ANY MAN THINKS HE KNOWS SOMETHING, HE KNOWS NOTHING YET AS HE OUGHT TO." Keep growing in truth and let the Truth grow in ever so humbly in you. Amen.


DARK SAYINGS IN ADVERTISING:

      For those of you who live on the West Coast, Carl's Jr. has "THE SIX DOLLAR BURGER, " advertised as being "MADE WITH 100% ANGUS BEEF." Their clerks behind the cash register are apparently trained to tell customers, "It's MADE WITH 100% ANGUS BEEF." It is doubtful their employees know the truth about the "SIX DOLLAR BURGER," so they are inclined to sound more believeable when asked about it.

      What we are talking about here is known as a trade secret. Carl's Jr. television ads bombard the public with the same dark saying. "THE SIX DOLLAR BURGER, MADE WITH 100% ANGUS BEEF." Any employee from headquarters on down to the lowliest janitor in a Carl's Jr. restuarant could expect to become unemployed very quickly were they to advertise "THE SIX DOLLAR BURGER" as half beef.

      Restuarants can put anything safely edible in a hamburger without fear from government inspection. What Carl's Jr. is doing is easy enough to understand for a company specializing in selling hamburgers that are not 100% meat. They are making it appear as though their "SIX DOLLAR BURGER" is 100% Angus beef. Actually Carl's Jr. is not completing the sentence. In fact, there is no period in the advertisement on the box they use to deliver the "SIX DOLLAR BURGER " to the customer.

      Were they to complete the sentence, their advertisements would read along these lines: "OUR SIX DOLLAR BURGER, MADE WITH 100% ANGUS BEEF AND OTHER NON MEAT INGREDIENTS." Were they to openly disclose the ingredients of their "SIX DOLLAR BURGERS" the public would not buy as many as they are presently doing while they remain deceived.

      If it's in your power, go to a Carl's Jr. and buy one. Trust your taste to tell you it's not 100% beef. But if you are not really sure, find someone capable of making a chemical analysis of the ingredients. The "SIX DOLLAR BURGER" might be fifty percent meat. It certainly is not 100% meat.


U HAUL'S USE OF A DARK SAYING:

      On June 26th of 2007, U Haul Corporation was in the news for dishonesty in dealing with victims of malfunctioning equipment rentals over the years. When faced with a law suit to recover their losses, victims discovered U Haul would tamper with faulty equipment needed to prove their case in court by repairing it or losing it in their vast corporate system. The U Haul corporation also made a practice of not cooperating with judges and in providing untrustworthy reports of accident statistics relative to their company.

      In summing up what was supposedly a fresh company prospective regarding the error of its ways, U-Haul General Counsel Larry De Respino said the company has adopted a more cooperative attitude. U-Haul aims to provide all "reasonable, relevant evidence," he said, because "we have nothing to hide."

      If you are reading between the lines of what De Respino said, U-Haul intends to decide what is "reasonable, relevant evidence." They do not intend to cooperate any more in the future with the court systems of the various states where their inter-state corporation is the number one renter of vehicles and equipment in America. De Respino is using a dark saying to send a message to U-Haul corporately that its business as usual. They do not intend to take care of those injured and killed using their equipment unless they are forced to. The love of money is the hidden root of all evil.


      The wicked use dark sayings wickedly, the righteous use dark sayings righteously. "THE WORDS OF THE WICKED ARE TO LIE IN WAIT FOR BLOOD: BUT THE MOUTH OF THE UPRIGHT SHALL DELIVER THEM." Proverbs 12:6 Although U-Haul has gotten bad press over this matter of defrauding its victims, the public in general will not perceive U-Haul's intent to continue defrauding those killed and injured using their equipment. U-Haul will get away with it until judgement day.

      Just to sum it up. U Haul is their own INSURER and they don't cover accidents caused by their own employees or franchises such as gas station owners. And by the way, open your eyes to the fact a gas station owner is not going to bother maintenancing or even checking the oil on a U Haul rental in their possession. They are not liable for U Haul's equipment.


      If you hook up a trailer too heavy for your toyota jeep, they are not going to worry. Its your life you are endangering. U Haul has a reputation for telling callers a vehicle is reserved, but generally speaking there is no central reservation system. When you arrive for the vehicle that might have been there when you called, it may be gone; and you might have to drive a hundred miles to get one like it.

      U Haul is an irresponsible disorganization bringing in over a billion annually in rental income from over 200,000 trucks and trailers located at 14,500 independent dealers. They maintenance their vehicles but not in a timely thorough manner. Just remember when thinking about using them, ....you not only risk a major headache, you risk the loss of your property and the safety of your most precious loved ones. When anyone has an accident, U Haul will not be there for you. They will always label your accident a driver's mistake. According to U Haul's adjusters their equipment doesn't fail. Insurance companies and lawyers hesitate to go after them in court due to their many evil devices.

      There are many tragic stories posted on the Internet. Find another way to move your goods.


DARK SAYINGS IN ERROR:

      You may get a laugh out of this one, but it does ILL'ustrate the power of a dark saying in reverse. Words have power.


      If you were shopping for a church and saw the above advertisement, you would certainly consider seriously whether to trust them with your well being; and furthermore,.....you would suppose that particular church was not very skillful at interpreting the subliminal meanings of sacred Scriptures.


      Then of course every American has heard the cliche' "til hell freezes over." Here we have a sign pointing to hell frozen over. May God bless you. I would certainly consider turning back. How about you?