The Precept is the Principle which works in Wisdom.
The precept is what rules and guides the parable.
A precept says that the Sun is a he and is the greater light. The precept says that the moon is a she and is the lesser light. The precept will never call the Sun a Moon, nor the Moon the Sun.
A precept will divide the sheep and the goats and will place the sheep on the right hand and the goats on the left. Never will a precept place the sheep on the left and the goats on the right.
A precept will keep the allegory of the two covenants separate and divided; Abraham covenant as Sarah the freewoman (mother of us all ~ new Jerusalem from above) birthing Isaac the son of promise and will keep Hagar (Jerusalem of the earth) as the bondwoman birthing Ishmael, a son after the flesh (man’s own understanding).
- For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman.
- But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the freewoman was by promise.
- Which things are an allegory: for these are the two covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Hagar.
- For this Hagar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children.
- But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.
- For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband.
- Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise.
- But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.
- Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman.
- So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free.
If a precept is at work, then understanding will be quickened, because the word of the LORD to us, is precept UPON precept, precept UPON precept.
“Through thy precepts, I get understanding”. I partake of the tree of knowledge of good and evil by first partaking of the tree of life (Wisdom and Understanding).
Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.
How can I hate the false way (wrong pattern of thinking), if I don’t know what is false? How do I cast out the bondwoman? I can only know what false (error) is, unless God has built a precept upon precept within my thoughts. Therefore I will know when a false way appears, and also will know to turn from it (no longer walking in agreement with that thought, therefore, it no longer has any power or authority in my world).
“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.”
Proverbs Chapter 4:
- Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.
- Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee.
- Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
- Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honor, when thou dost embrace her.
- She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.
Precept MUST BE upon precept! Line MUST BE upon line! Here a little and there a little.
- Whom shall he teach knowledge? And whom shall he make to understand doctrine? Them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.
- For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:
For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.
- To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear.
- But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.
Say, son of man,
I am your sign