Famine Pestilence and Parasites

Joseph F. Dumond

Isa 6:9-12 And He said, Go, and tell this people, You hear indeed, but do not understand; and seeing you see, but do not know. Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their hearts, and turn back, and be healed. Then I said, Lord, how long? And He answered, Until the cities are wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land laid waste, a desolation, and until Jehovah has moved men far away, and the desolation in the midst of the land is great.
Published: Apr 25, 2013

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The Sabbatical Cycle of Earthquakes Famines, and Pestilences

April 27, 2013

Shabbat Shalom Family,

I would like to begin this week by reminding you all of our opportunity to take our teachings on the Sabbatical and Jubilee cycles and their prophecies and have them video taped and then aired on Television.

Last Sunday I talked to the Producer of the current televised series of Time Will Tell in which Keith Johnson is host. This same producer also produced the Michael Rood series and before that the Pat Boone series.

He is interested in promoting those teachings we have been sharing with you about the Sabbatical and Jubilee years and the related prophecies they show us.

But there is a cost to do this. And he is also looking at another customer. He can only work on two series at one time. So we need to make a commitment ASAP. And the only way I am able to do this is by seeing your actions and not just hearing your promises.

I am asking each of you to commit yourselves to helping this come about by sending in $20 a week or $20 a month at the minimum for the next 7 months so we can get this done.

If we do not get an immediate response, I will have to let the producer know, so that he can re-schedule his crew. He is only taking on two people this year and one could be our message if we are committed to doing this.

In this news letter I am going to be talking about the famine that is here now. And this is one subject that we could air on this show. Brethren who else is teaching this stuff? Who else is telling you and been telling you that a famine is coming and now is here?

We have been telling you now since 2005 of the things that are coming and of those that have already come. Our track record is there for all to see.

One of those things we have been warning you about and many have scoffed at is the famine that is to come to the USA. Stop and consider how this could be avoided.

Abraham asked Yehovah if 10% were found to be righteous in Sodom if He would not save the city. He said He would. But 10% was not found and it was wiped off the map.

You brethren can help to rescue the 10% that Isaiah says will survive what is about to come. You can help do this by putting our message in front of over 1 million viewers each week on TV. Our message is so controversial that this number could grow. Here is what my friend Stephen Spykerman wrote to me this week.

Dearest brother,

Heartfelt greetings from England! I was greatly touched by your article on tithing which was crystal clear, so much so that an old dog such as I, who has been reading, studying, preaching and writing about the Bible for some 45 years now, am still learning heaps from you, you young whipper-snapper!!!!

I was especially moved with compassion by your personal account at the end of your letter and in consultation with Abba above, I have decided to send you a U.S. Postal order for $500.00. As you are best placed to decide where the highest priority area in your ministry lies, I leave the allocation of this money entirely up to you.

You know Joe, it is really no good you having to work 12 to 16 hours a day to keep life and limb together for you and your family – something has to give. I believe Our Father, the Holy One of Israel, who is the owner of the entire universe and everything in it, can easily replace your income, plus some.

I want you to know that I have got on my knees and asked YHVH to dramatically change your circumstances, to the point where you can give up work all together, and I will continue knocking on His door just to respectfully remind Him of my request. In fact I will get my family and friends to do the same and I would encourage all the people who benefit from your ministry to do likewise. I will not rest until you have given up your self-employed contracting work altogether and until you become Jehovah’s full-time properly remunerated ditch-digger and watchman! This means you will be digging His ditches full time and you won’t have to worry about anything else because He will take care those things.

Just to back up what you said about not living in the lap of luxury in some great penthouse and driving a luxurious car, I have actually seen what you drive! I was deeply shocked by the experience, as it seemed like it was only rust that was holding it together! So, I will be praying for a decent vehicle to be provided for you, and I hope many others will join me in this request.

May Jehovah bless you and keep you and may He pour on your head and on the work of your hands, the prosperity of Joseph, whose name you bear!

With much love in Messiah Yeshua,


Brethren I do not need a new set of wheels. But I do need your help to get this message on TV with over a million viewers who can then learn about the Sabbath and the Holy Days and the Sabbatical Years and the curses for not keeping them and the prophecies they reveal to us. I still work a full time job and will to help pay for this series. But I cannot do it alone. We need a miracle here. We need all of you to move from your comfort zone and help this to come about.

I have news this week of this famine that we have been telling you since 2005 would be coming to the USA. It is now here. Each of you needs to read this and consider just how far down this road of Lev 26 we actually are. The road of the curses. Make sure you also read those links I have provided to see just how great a problem this is now.


Child Hunger Is Exploding In Greece – And 14 Signs That It Is Starting To Happen In America Too
By Michael, on April 24th, 2013

The world is heading into a horrific economic nightmare, and an inordinate amount of the suffering is going to fall on innocent children. If you want to get an idea of what America is going to look like in the not too distant future, just check out what is happening in Greece. At this point, Greece is experiencing a full-blown economic depression. As I have written about previously,

(http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/12-things-that-just-happened-that-show-the-next-wave-of-the-economic-collapse-is-almost-here) the unemployment rate in Greece has now risen to 27 percent, which is much higher than the peak unemployment rate that the U.S. economy experienced during the Great Depression of the 1930s. And as you will read about below, child hunger is absolutely exploding in Greece right now. Some families are literally trying to survive on pasta and ketchup. But don’t think for a moment that it can’t happen here. Sadly, the truth is that child hunger is already rising very rapidly in our poverty-stricken cities. ( http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/america-the-fallen-24-signs-that-our-once-proud-cities-are-turning-into-poverty-stricken-hellholes)

Never before have we had so many Americans unable to take care of themselves. Food stamp enrollment and child homelessness have soared to brand new all-time records, and there are actually thousands of Americans that are so poor that they live in tunnels (http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/the-tunnel-people-that-live-under-the-streets-of-america) underneath our cities.

But for millions of other Americans, the suffering is not quite so dramatic. Instead, they just watch their hopes and their dreams slowly slip away as they struggle to find a way to make it from month to month. There are millions of parents that lead lives that are filled with constant stress and anxiety (http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/america-1-in-fear-stress-anger-divorce-obesity-anti-depressants-etc) as they try to figure out how to provide the basics for their children. How do you tell a child that you can’t give them any dinner even though you have been trying as hard as you can?

What many families go through on a regular basis is absolutely heartbreaking. Unfortunately, more poor families slip through the cracks with each passing day, and these are supposedly times in which we are experiencing an “economic recovery”. So what are things going to look like when the next major economic downturn strikes?

A recent New York Times article (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/18/world/europe/more-children-in-greece-start-to-go-hungry.html?hp&_r=3&) detailed the horrifying child hunger that we are witnessing in Greece right now.

At some schools there are reports of children actually begging for food from their classmates…

As an elementary school principal, Leonidas Nikas is used to seeing children play, laugh and dream about the future. But recently he has seen something altogether different, something he thought was impossible in Greece: children picking through school trash cans for food; needy youngsters asking playmates for leftovers; and an 11-year-old boy, Pantelis Petrakis, bent over with hunger pains.

“He had eaten almost nothing at home,” Mr. Nikas said, sitting in his cramped school office near the port of Piraeus, a working-class suburb of Athens, as the sound of a jump rope skittered across the playground. He confronted Pantelis’s parents, who were ashamed and embarrassed but admitted that they had not been able to find work for months. Their savings were gone, and they were living on rations of pasta and ketchup.

Could you imagine that happening to your children or your grandchildren?

Don’t think that it can’t happen. Just a few years ago the Greek middle class was vibrant and thriving.

And we are starting to see hunger explode in other European countries as well. For example, in the UK the number of people receiving emergency food rations has increased by 170 percent (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-04-24/working-poor-spark-170-increase-britons-needing-food-handouts-past-year) over the past year.

This is one of the reasons why I get upset when people say that “things are getting better”. Yes, the stock market has been setting record highs lately, but things are most definitely not getting better. (http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/show-this-to-anyone-that-believes-that-things-are-getting-better-in-america)

Even during this false bubble of debt-fueled economic stability that we are enjoying right now, we continue to see hunger and poverty rise dramatically in America.

Since Barack Obama has been president, the number of Americans on food stamps has grown from 32 million to more than 47 million.

Will we all be on food stamps eventually?

Will we all become dependent on the government for our survival at some point?

According to the Boston Herald, (http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2013/04/tamerlan_tsarnaev_got_mass_welfare_benefits) even Tamerlan Tsarnaev was receiving government welfare benefits…

Marathon bombings mastermind Tamerlan Tsarnaev was living on taxpayer-funded state welfare benefits even as he was delving deep into the world of radical anti-American Islamism, the Herald has learned.

State officials confirmed last night that Tsarnaev, slain in a raging gun battle with police last Friday, was receiving benefits along with his wife, Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, and their 3-year-old daughter. The state’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services said those benefits ended in 2012 when the couple stopped meeting income eligibility limits.

Isn’t that crazy?

And yes, there are some people out there that are abusing the system. In fact, the cost of food stamp fraud has risen sharply to approximately $750 million (http://cnsnews.com/blog/joe-schoffstall/cost-food-stamp-fraud-more-doubles-three-years) in recent years.

But most of the people on these programs really need the help. Thanks to our incredibly foolish economic policies, (http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/america-the-fallen-24-signs-that-our-once-proud-cities-are-turning-into-poverty-stricken-hellholes) there are not enough good jobs for everyone and there never will be again. The percentage of Americans that are unable to take care of themselves is going to continue to rise, and the suffering that we are witnessing right now is going to get much, much worse.

Not that things aren’t really, really bad already. Here are some signs that child hunger in America has already started to explode…

#1 Today, approximately 17 million children (http://abcnews.go.com/US/hunger_at_home/hunger-home-american-children-malnourished/story?id=14367230#.UXnPn6VR2fR) in the United States are facing food insecurity. In other words, that means that “one in four children in the country is living without consistent access to enough nutritious food to live a healthy life.”

#2 We are told that we live in the “wealthiest nation” on the planet, and yet more than one out of every four children (http://rt.com/usa/us-poverty-kids-health-687/) in the United States is enrolled in the food stamp program.

#3 The average food stamp benefit breaks down to approximately $4 per person per day. (http://frac.org/initiatives/snapfood-stamp-challenges/)

#4 It is being projected that approximately 50 percent (http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/more-than-1-in-5-american-children-are-now-living-below-the-poverty-line) of all U.S. children will be on food stamps before they reach the age of 18.

#5 It may be hard to believe, but approximately 57 percent (http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2011/12/15/9461848-dismal-prospects-1-in-2-americans-are-now-poor-or-low-income) of all children in the United States are currently living in homes that are either considered to be either “low income” or impoverished.

#6 The number of children living on $2.00 a day or less in the United States has grown to 2.8 million. (http://phys.org/news/2012-02-extreme-poverty-million-children-day.html) That number has increased by 130 percent since 1996.

#7 According to Feeding America, (http://feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/hunger-facts/hunger-and-poverty-statistics.aspx) “households with children reported food insecurity at a significantly higher rate than those without children, 20.6 percent compared to 12.2 percent”.

#8 According to a Feeding America hunger study, more than 37 million Americans (http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/money/economy/2011-05-10-new-face-of-hunger-food-assistance_n.htm) are now being served by food pantries and soup kitchens.

#9 For the first time ever, more than a million (http://www.nlchp.org/view_release.cfm?PRID=148) public school students in the United States are homeless. That number has risen by 57 percent (http://www.nlchp.org/view_release.cfm?PRID=148) since the 2006-2007 school year.

#10 Approximately 20 million U.S. children rely on school meal programs to keep from going hungry.

#11 One university study estimates that child poverty costs the U.S. economy 500 billion dollars each year.

#12 In Miami, 45 percent (http://www.nccp.org/media/releases/release_136.html) of all children are living in poverty.

#13 In Cleveland, more than 50 percent (http://www.nccp.org/media/releases/release_136.html) of all children are living in poverty. Go to this link and see just how many other cities are on this list.

#14 According to a recently released report, 60 percent (http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2013/01/24/report-childhood-poverty-high-in-detroit-but-teen-pregnancy-down/) of all children in the city of Detroit are living in poverty.

For many more facts about the dramatic explosion of poverty in this country, please see my previous article entitled “21 Statistics About The Explosive Growth Of Poverty In America That Everyone Should Know”. (http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/21-statistics-about-the-explosive-growth-of-poverty-in-america-that-everyone-should-know)

Unfortunately, most of the time statistics don’t really tell the whole story. Numbers alone cannot really communicate the soul-crushing despair that millions of American families are enduring on a daily basis at this point.

How can numbers communicate the pain that a child feels when her grandmother does not eat because there is not enough food for everyone in the family? But this is what some families in America actually go through (http://www.hungerisunacceptable.com/blog/category/hunger-stories-2/child-hunger-stories/) because there is not enough money…

Vanyshia tells about the sacrifices her Grandmother makes so that she and her siblings can eat. “Sometimes my Grandma can’t even eat because she has to feed me and my brother and sister. Sometimes I don’t eat as much as I want to because I leave some for my Grandma because I don’t want her to sit there and starve. Sometimes she doesn’t have enough money to buy food, so she has to go to the bank and borrow money. It makes me feel sad. I don’t want her to be hungry. I just feel sad sometimes,” says Vanyshia.

Things can be particularly tough when you are a single parent. The BBC (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21636723) recently profiled a single mother that is struggling to raise two young children in Iowa…

“We don’t get three meals a day like breakfast, lunch and then dinner,” says Kaylie. “When I feel hungry I feel sad and droopy.”

Kaylie and Tyler live with their mother Barbara, who used to work in a factory. After losing her job, she was entitled to unemployment benefit and food stamps – this comes to $1,480 (£974) a month.

But they were no longer able to afford to live in their house, which along with bills cost $1,326 (£873) a month, leaving little for food or petrol.

Kaylie supplemented their income by collecting cans along the railway track near their old home – earning between two and five cents per can.

For more examples like this one, I encourage everyone to go watch a recent BBC documentary entitled “America’s Poor Kids” that you can see right here. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1J_ahe9bL-o)

I wonder why we don’t see more stuff like this on the mainstream news in this country?

Could it be that the mainstream media does not want to admit how bad things have really gotten?

All of this is also a reminder that we need to be generous to those in need. Times are going to get much, much harder than this, and we are all going to need one another.

Brethren the 3rd curse is found in Lev 26:21 And if you walk contrary to Me, and will not listen to Me, I will bring seven times more plagues on you according to your sins. 22 I will also send wild beasts among you, who shall bereave you. And I will destroy your cattle, and make you few. And your highways shall be deserted.

Of this same period Yehshua said the following.

Mat 24:7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines and pestilences and earthquakes in different places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

So once again we are telling you that this famine is already here and as you can see it is having an effect on the children. Do you notice the word bereave in Lev 26:22

Here is the King James version.

Lev 26:22 I will also send wilde beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, and destroy your cattell, and make you few in number, and your high wayes shall be desolate.

That word rob is used this one time and it means this.
H7921 shaw-kole’
A primitive root; properly to miscarry, that is, suffer abortion; by analogy to bereave (literally or figuratively): – bereave (of children), barren,

cast calf (fruit, young), be (make) childless, deprive, destroy, X expect, lose children, miscarry, rob of children, spoil.

You can search this online and see that when pregnant women are in famine they have a higher rate of miscarriages do to lack of food and the stress.

This curse is continued and again told to us in the 4th curse of war which begins in the next Sabbatical cycle starting in 2017. There is only one way to prepare for this. You cannot stock enough food or have enough ammo for all you guns. You cannot isolate yourself from the world. The only way you can protect yourself and your family from what is coming is to begin today to be obedient to Yehovah and keep the Sabbath and Holy Days and Sabbatical Year that is coming in 2016.

You can get the New book Remembering the Sabbatical Years of 2016 which show you how to prove this and know when the Sabbatical Years are. Just click on the book in the upper right corner.

Also in the news this week has been the increase of H7N9 bird flu deaths and those who are coming down with it.

Again Famine Pestilence and Earthquakes.

This week I also want to introduce you to another author and friend and help you and me to get better health wise before we are face to face with the coming famine. I am going to share with you the email I got from her about parasites in the body.

You are right. We are in the midst of a dulled, stiff-necked, non-chalant, stubborn, lazy, easy way out generation. We need leaders that are forcefully saying-REPENT!-to this generation. iI is urgent. It is needed. It is imperative to wake up this generation to their YHVH defined sins.

If people will read this information, it will awaken them to the first step in regaining their health. My book tells of ordered steps to regain Scripturally promised health.

After 40 years as an Messianic herbalist, I have seen way too many people suffer from illnesses that are absolutely unnecessary. My book, NATURAL HERBAL THERAPY, (http://www.amazon.com/Natural-Herbal-Therapy-Lucinda-Robinson/dp/1460951131) shows anyone how to regain the health promised by Scripture step by step. I have been shown how to rid the body of dis-ease. I have helped hundreds of people get their own bodies and its health back to vibrant QUALITY. ?We as believers are not dealing CORRECTLY with the worldly approach to health the way the Scriptures teach. There is NO promise of perfect health to anyone outside of living a Torah based lifestyle. PERIOD!

As a matter of fact, the reason there is so much inflammation ( Deuteronomy 28:22), no immunity from the diseases that the world experiences (Deuteronomy 7:15; 28:60), lack of strength and sickliness and premature death ( 1 Corinthians 11:30) is that the people are IN SOME WAY not following the Scriptures.

You cannot pray or fast or hope or wait or olive oil anoint yourself into good health WHILE CONTINUING TO MIS USE YOUR BODY!( Remember!-when these things were used in Scripture, they had totally unpolluted air and water and only organic foods available, and they used essential oils and herbs, DAILY!) You have to get up and do something about it. You have to seek truth in this area. You have to throw away the world’s way of dealing with it and start doing YHVH’s way of dealing with it.

If you keep on eating fake foods, junk foods, alternative foods instead of real organic foods, and taking drugs you will slowly decline, lose lucidity, grow weaker in mind and body in the future, and most likely die prematurely. You must deal with it NOW! and make it a new “until death do you part” lifestyle!

I am 61 and have more “health” and “strength” than I did as a teenager! It is possible to attain if you just make the few necessary steps!

I have helped hundreds of people recover from AIDS, HIV+, cancer, various bowel conditions, thyroid conditions, and many other conditions by using the means left to us here on earth by the Father in Heaven. ?No matter what age you are, you have to start doing the YHVH given way of treating the body given to you on loan the way the Creator says to take care of it AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

The first thing you must do before doing ANYTHING ELSE is take a very thorough herbal parasite cleanse. Parasites are in everyone’s body at this point in time. There are over 200 types of parasites that can inhabit the human body. They rob you of the few nutrients you are getting from the very nutritionally poor foods you are eating. Before you get any nutrition, they have eaten their share and the best part!

You MUST rid your body of them before you start taking any supplements or super foods. If not, the parasites will take all the extra nutrition to MULTIPLY THEMSELVES and make your condition WORSE! Eczema, psoriasis, most bowel conditions, asthma, diabetes, some chronic conditions, most thyroid conditions, some chronic viral, bacterial, and fungal conditions are all maintained by PARASITES!?

Most of the confounding modern disorders and diseases we have today are a combination of non-food chemicals and parasites. Dr. Hulda Clark’s (her book- THE CURE FOR ALL DISEASES – is the new Bible of health) primary research in this area has proven asthma, most digestive problems, diabetes, AIDS, cancer, most of your “it is” problems, and many other health problems are based in a certain parasite coupled with one or several chemical pollutants!?

Parasites release their manufactured and stored viruses and bacteria into your body continuously if they are present. I have had many clients get better of MANY CONDITIONS AT ONCE from just taking a thorough parasite cleanse. The SOURCE was taken care of! ?If you want to get a start on finally reversing your health problems, you must start with removing the parasites from your body.


Have you ever eaten an unwashed fruit or vegetable? Even if produce is grown organically, there are naturally occurring parasites that thrive in soil and seek out succulent fruits and vegetables as their food sources. There are also airborne parasites that land on produce at any time.?

Have you ever eaten at a restaurant? Although the US government, states, counties, cities, and towns have operating cleanliness procedures for public food establishments, the individual cleanliness of each restaurant is monitored by the management on a day-to-day basis. There are parasites that are not even killed by 180 or 200 degree washing temperatures. And think about how many people have eaten off that heavy silver fork and creamy dinnerware and the different types of meat that have been on it.

Have you ever eaten at a fast food restaurant where an immigrant is assembling or handing you your food? In times long past, legal immigrants were made to stay on islands in New York City and San Francisco isolated for a period of time to see if they were bringing any diseases into the country. Today, legal immigrants are not thoroughly checked and tested for the many diseases and parasites rampant in foreign countries, let alone illegal immigrants who are flooding our country. It is not that they are purposely infected or purposely want to infect us, but we must understand that many cultures outside of ours do not stress hygiene as we do in the USA even in elementary schooling. Coming from more humble and primitive surroundings, they can harbor parasites, bringing them to our country.

Have you ever touched a toilet seat in a public place and not washed your hands afterward??

Have you ever eaten pork? Trichinae can withstand extremely high temperatures without dying.

Have you ever eaten raw sushi??Have you ever eaten any cooked meat except that which was thoroughly well done?

Biblically unclean flesh hosts many more parasites than Biblically clean flesh by the very nature of these animals being scavengers. But even Biblically clean flesh can have parasites dwelling in it if the surroundings are unsanitary and if the live animals are not treated regularly for parasites and if all of the flesh is not cooked at high enough temperatures for long enough time periods.

Have you ever walked barefooted? Hookworm and other parasites can enter through the dirt that touches the bottom of your feet.

Have you ever touched a grocery cart handle? Although you like to think everyone is as clean as you are and as your Mother taught you to be, it just is not so! As a rabbi told us as he was preparing to circumcise one of our church member’s sons, the hardest thing to teach people is not Scriptural Hebrew or verb declensions, but to wash their hands!!?

Have you ever touched a public door handle??

Have you ever changed a baby’s diaper and not washed your hands afterward??

Have you ever let a pet live inside your home? Or have you sat on furniture in someone’s home that allows pets inside? All you need is one cat hair with one parasite egg on it to infect yourself to contract asthma or diabetes.?

Have you ever touched a pet or farm animal and not washed your hands immediately? ?Or kissed a pet or allowed a pet to lick your face or hands?

Have you ever kissed anyone on the lips?

Have you ever traveled outside of the USA??

Have you ever eaten outside of the USA??

Have you ever sat on the furniture in a home where there is a cat or dog or bird living in the home??Have you ever breathed in a home where there is cat hair in the air or a bird in a cage??

Have you ever had sexual relations with anyone? ?Have you ever had sexual relations with a man who was uncircumcised? Uncircumcised penises harbor many more pathogens than circumcised penises.?

It was the spring and fall habit of mothers and grandmothers in families of the past to make sure all members were “wormed”. In Europe, most doctors prescribe worm killing drugs twice a year, but it is not practiced in this country.?

We know now there are over 200 different types of parasites that can possibly inhabit the human body. Some think there are even MORE.

The USDA checks for very few parasites in foods and meats. It is just your responsibility to rid them from your body on a regular basis if you want full health.


Sometimes you do not know for sure.

Concerning the 200 plus types of parasites that can inhabit the human body, there are tests to determine if and how many types of parasites you have that will cost you thousands of dollars to run. But there are some signs that could indicate you have parasites.

You can sometimes see them passed in your stool. You can have wrongly diagnosed arthritis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and different bowel conditions, foul smelling stools, itching anus, patches of small raised bumps on arms or legs, deep itching in the ears, dry itching in the nostrils, foul smelling breath, muscle aches, hard lumps just under the skin or in the muscle, eating a lot and not gaining weight, having a tremendous appetite at all times and gaining weight, yet still feeling hungry, having constant cravings for meat, dairy, heavy oils, or sweets, and experiencing a crawling feeling in your anus, feeling a twitch in the same place at various times, feeling a pinching in the same area of your intestines from time to time, stomach or intestine growlings or “squeaks”, grinding of teeth at night, frequent nausea, feeling a movement in the intestines without expelling gas, feeling a dullness or fullness anywhere in the digestive tract, sounds in your stomach like a small cat mewing, bags under the eyes, puffy skin over the eyes, “bowel sounds”, small patches of red bumps on the skin are all also possible indications of the presence of parasites.

All of these conditions can point to parasite infestation.

In the 1990’s, Dr. Hulda Clarke discovered that many conditions, for which conventional medicine can find no cure, yield their symptoms easily when treated as parasite and chemical pollutant combination caused. Some of these conditions are consistently found to be a certain combination of a certain microbe or parasite and a certain accompanying chemical pollutant.

Many of these conditions that can be treated quickly, easily, painlessly, and non-invasively are AIDS, cancer, diabetes, asthma, muscular dystrophy, fibromyalgia, epilepsy, some bowel conditions, chronic fatigue, and muscle wasting diseases, arthritis, migraine headaches, and others.

She also has discovered that some parasites produce bacteria and viruses in the human body that maintain and cause to prolong certain diseases and conditions.

My regimens for my clients are based on her and other researcher’s findings.?

If you have parasites and until you get rid of the parasites, it does not matter what quality and how nutritionally packed the food is you are consuming because the parasites will get a percentage of that food. And the more parasites you have, the greater percentage they are going to use!

As a matter of fact, some people get WORSE on very adequate nutritional programs because of this fact. They are very adequately feeding the very parasites causing their health problem!?

If you have parasites, they get the best of any food or supplement you consume. The more parasites and the more varieties of parasites you have, the less food and nutrients you consume actually gets to YOUR cells. So, in reality, having parasites can either starve you to death OR cause you great cravings and unchecked obesity.

Why the two opposites?

?In one case, the parasites can eat nearly everything you consume and leave you weak and depressed even though you KNOW you have eaten enough calories for your healthy body weight. Certain other parasites will cause you to have cravings because they are consuming only certain trace minerals or certain portions of foods that you are not getting, but leaving the calories for you to pack on as stored fat.

It leaves you craving more food, even though you have eaten more than enough varied source calories for your desired healthy body weight.

?Because of this fact that most people have NEVER taken a thorough parasite cleanse, I urge everyone to take a comprehensive parasite cleanse at the very onset of every health building regimen I design for a 3 week to 3 month time period if possible and at least 2 times a year for at least 1 week each time thereafter.

Paranil from Dr. Natura or Dr. Floras Parasite Defense and neem capsules coupled together are the best for this parasite cleanse.?When parasites die in the human body, they release all of their stored and manufactured viruses and bacteria. For this reason, I urge all of my clients to take strong, natural anti-bacterials and strong, natural anti-virals AT THE SAME TIME they begin a parasite-cleansing program.

To fail to do this may bring on multiple bacterial and viral infections making you sicker than when you began and maybe sicker than you have ever been in your whole life!! I know of people who have taken parasite cleansing herbs without the antiviral and anti bacterial herbs who got very serious bacterial and viral infections from the die-off.

Buried Treasure ACF and Herbal Healer Academy 500 Parts per Million Colloidal Silver, Penn Herb Golden Seal/Myrrh capsules, and Kyolic Odorless Garlic#100 capsules or caplets are some supplements used for this viral and bacterial cleanse.

Lucinda Robinson is an herbalist since 1973 from Hickory, North Carolina, USA. She is a Messianic/Nazarene Israelite/Natzari believer. She was called by Yah in 1967 and gave her life to Him in faith and obedience in June of 1970. She is married to David and has 8 grown children and 8 grandchildren. She attended Cornell University where she studied child development, nutrition, consumer advocacy, and communications. She home birthed 7 of her children and homeschooled all 8 children for a total 14 years. She is a lay midwife on occasion. She loves to study nutrition as well as herbal, natural, and non-invasive cures for disease, the history of the paganization and heathenization of the church, the true role of women from a Scriptural perspective, home industries, Scriptural archeology, the 4,000 plus year history of Messianic Judaism, the history of dress and dress design, organic gardening, and vegan cooking and raw food preparation.

Lucinda helps individuals in their homes or care facility to address their chronic and critical health needs as a natural health care worker as well as gives lectures and seminars. Her book-NATURAL HERBAL THERAPY-available on Amazon-shows you how to regain the superior health promised by Scripture.

She counsels by appointment at her office and by phone, Skype audio and video, e-mail, and regular mail. You may contact her by e-mail at naturalherbaltherapy@gmail.com, by phone or Skype video at 1-828-358-0609, or by mail at 815 A Wynnshire Drive, Hickory, North Carolina, USA 28601.

Counting The Omer


Before I forget here are the Psalm Readings as we count the Omer for the next week.


Day Twenty-Nine | A Song of Thanksgiving | Psalm 67:1-7

Today is the first day of the fifth week of seven weeks. Today is the twenty-ninth day of the counting of fifty days from the day of the waving of the Omer on the morrow after the Sabbath.

1 Elohim does favor us and bless us. Cause His face to shine upon us. Selah. (Psalm 67:1)
2 For Your way to be known on earth, Your deliverance among all nations. (Psalm 67:2)
3 Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim, let all the peoples praise You. (Psalm 67:3)
4 Let the nations be glad and sing for joy! For You judge the peoples uprightly, and lead the nations on earth. Selah. (Psalm 67:4)
5 Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim; let all the peoples praise You. (Psalm 67:5)
6 The earth shall give her increase; Elohim, our own Elohim, blesses us! (Psalm 67:6)
7 Elohim blesses us! And all the ends of the earth fear Him! (Psalm 67:7)

Day Thirty | Yehovah & His People (Part I) | Psalm 78:1-16

Today is the second day of the fifth week of seven weeks. Today is the thirtieth day of the counting of fifty days from the day of the waving of the Omer on the morrow after the Sabbath.

1 Elohim does favor us and bless us. Cause His face to shine upon us. Selah. (Psalm 67:1)
2 For Your way to be known on earth, Your deliverance among all nations. (Psalm 67:2)
3 Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim, let all the peoples praise You. (Psalm 67:3)
4 Let the nations be glad and sing for joy! For You judge the peoples uprightly, and lead the nations on earth. Selah. (Psalm 67:4)
5 Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim; let all the peoples praise You. (Psalm 67:5)
6 The earth shall give her increase; Elohim, our own Elohim, blesses us! (Psalm 67:6)
7 Elohim blesses us! And all the ends of the earth fear Him! (Psalm 67:7)

1 My people, give ear to my Torah.1 Incline your ears to the words of my mouth. (Psalm 78:1 | Footnote: 1In vv. 1-11 the words “teaching, words, witness, commands, covenant,” are used interchangeably, almost synonymously. We find the same in Psalm 119.)
2 I open my mouth in a parable; I utter riddles of old. (Psalm 78:2)
3 Which we have heard and known, for our fathers have related them to us. (Psalm 78:3)
4 We do not hide them from their children, relating to the generation to come the praises of ????, and His strength and His wonders which He has done. (Psalm 78:4)
5 For He raised a witness in Ya’aqo? (Jacob), and set a Torah in Yisra’?l, which He commanded our fathers, to teach them to their children. (Psalm 78:5)
6 That it might be known to a generation to come, to children who would be born, to rise up and relate them to their children. (Psalm 78:6)
7 And place their trust in Elohim, and not forget the works of ?l, but watch over His commands. (Psalm 78:7)
8 And not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation which did not prepare its heart, whose spirit was not steadfast to ?l. (Psalm 78:8)
9 The children of Ephrayim (Ephraim), armed bowmen, turned back in the day of battle. (Psalm 78:9)
10 They did not guard the covenant of Elohim, and they refused to walk in His Torah. (Psalm 78:10)
11 And they forgot His deeds and His wonders which He had shown them. (Psalm 78:11)
12 He did wonders in the sight of their fathers, in the land of Mitsrayim (Egypt), in the field of Tso’an (Zoan). (Psalm 78:12)
13 He split the sea and caused them to pass through, and He made the waters stand up like a heap. (Psalm 78:13)
14 And led them with the cloud by day, and all the night with a light of fire. (Psalm 78:14)
15 He split the rocks in the wilderness, and made them drink, as from the great depths. (Psalm 78:15)
16 And brought forth streams from the rock, and caused waters to come down as rivers. (Psalm 78:16)

Day Thirty-One | Yehovah & His People (Part II) | Psalm 78:17-31

Today is the third day of the fifth week of seven weeks. Today is the thirty-first day of the counting of fifty days from the day of the waving of the Omer on the morrow after the Sabbath.

1 Elohim does favor us and bless us. Cause His face to shine upon us. Selah. (Psalm 67:1)
2 For Your way to be known on earth, Your deliverance among all nations. (Psalm 67:2)
3 Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim, let all the peoples praise You. (Psalm 67:3)
4 Let the nations be glad and sing for joy! For You judge the peoples uprightly, and lead the nations on earth. Selah. (Psalm 67:4)
5 Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim; let all the peoples praise You. (Psalm 67:5)
6 The earth shall give her increase; Elohim, our own Elohim, blesses us! (Psalm 67:6)
7 Elohim blesses us! And all the ends of the earth fear Him! (Psalm 67:7)

17 Yet they sinned still more against Him to rebel against the Most High in the desert. (Psalm 78:17)
18 And they tried ?l in their heart by asking food according to their desire. (Psalm 78:18)
19 And they spoke against Elohim. They said, “Is ?l able to set a table in the wilderness?” (Psalm 78:19)
20 “Look, He struck the rock, so that the waters gushed out, and the streams overflowed. Is He able to give bread also? Would He provide meat for His people?” (Psalm 78:20)
21 Therefore ???? heard, and He was wroth. So a fire was kindled against Ya’aqo? (Jacob), and displeasure also came up against Yisra’?l. (Psalm 78:21)
22 Because they did not believe in Elohim, neither did they trust in His deliverance. (Psalm 78:22)
23 Yet He had commanded the clouds above, and opened the doors of the heavens. (Psalm 78:23)
24 And He rained down manna on them to eat, and He gave them the grain of the heavens. (Psalm 78:24)
25 Men ate bread of the mighty; He sent them provisions to satisfaction. (Psalm 78:25)
26 He made an east wind blow in the heavens; and by His power He brought in the south wind. (Psalm 78:26)
27 And He rained meat on them like the dust, and winged birds like the sand of the seas. (Psalm 78:27)
28 And let them fall in the midst of His camp, all around His Dwelling Place. (Psalm 78:28)
29 So they ate and were completely satisfied, for He brought them what they desired. (Psalm 78:29)
30 They had not turned away from their desire, their food was still in their mouths. (Psalm 78:30)
31 When the wrath of Elohim came against them, and He slew among their fat ones, and He struck down the choice ones of Yisra’?l. (Psalm 78:31)

Day Thirty-Two | Yehovah & His People (Part III) | Psalm 78:32-39

Today is the fourth day of the fifth week of seven weeks. Today is the thirty-second day of the counting of fifty days from the day of the waving of the Omer on the morrow after the Sabbath.

1 Elohim does favor us and bless us. Cause His face to shine upon us. Selah. (Psalm 67:1)
2 For Your way to be known on earth, Your deliverance among all nations. (Psalm 67:2)
3 Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim, let all the peoples praise You. (Psalm 67:3)
4 Let the nations be glad and sing for joy! For You judge the peoples uprightly, and lead the nations on earth. Selah. (Psalm 67:4)
5 Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim; let all the peoples praise You. (Psalm 67:5)
6 The earth shall give her increase; Elohim, our own Elohim, blesses us! (Psalm 67:6)
7 Elohim blesses us! And all the ends of the earth fear Him! (Psalm 67:7)

32 In spite of all this they still sinned, and did not believe in His wonders. (Psalm 78:32)
33 So He ended their days in a breath, and their years in trouble. (Psalm 78:33)
34 When He slew them, then they sought Him, and they returned and did earnestly seek ?l. (Psalm 78:34)
35 And they remembered that Elohim was their rock, and the Most High ?l their Redeemer. (Psalm 78:35)
36 But they flattered Him with their mouth, and they lied to Him with their tongue. (Psalm 78:36)
37 For their heart was not steadfast with Him, and they were not true to His covenant. (Psalm 78:37)
38 But He, the Compassionate One, pardoned crookedness, and did not destroy them. And many a time He turned His displeasure away, and did not stir up all His wrath. (Psalm 78:38)
39 For He remembered that they were but flesh, a passing breath that does not return. (Psalm 78:39)

Day Thirty-Three | Yehovah & His People (Part IV) | Psalm 78:40-55

Today is the fifth day of the fifth week of seven weeks. Today is the thirty-third day of the counting of fifty days from the day of the waving of the Omer on the morrow after the Sabbath.

1 Elohim does favor us and bless us. Cause His face to shine upon us. Selah. (Psalm 67:1)
2 For Your way to be known on earth, Your deliverance among all nations. (Psalm 67:2)
3 Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim, let all the peoples praise You. (Psalm 67:3)
4 Let the nations be glad and sing for joy! For You judge the peoples uprightly, and lead the nations on earth. Selah. (Psalm 67:4)
5 Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim; let all the peoples praise You. (Psalm 67:5)
6 The earth shall give her increase; Elohim, our own Elohim, blesses us! (Psalm 67:6)
7 Elohim blesses us! And all the ends of the earth fear Him! (Psalm 67:7)

40 How often they rebelled against Him in the wilderness, and grieved Him in the desert! (Psalm 78:40)
41 And again and again they tried ?l, and provoked the Set-Apart One of Yisra’?l. (Psalm 78:41)
42 They did not remember His hand, the day when He redeemed them from the adversary. (Psalm 78:42)
43 How He worked His signs in Mitsrayim (Egypt), and His wonders in the field of Tso’an (Zoan). (Psalm 78:43)
44 He turned their rivers into blood, and they could not drink their streams. (Psalm 78:44)
45 He sent among them swarms of flies which devoured them, and frogs which destroyed them. (Psalm 78:45)
46 And gave their crops to the caterpillar, and their labor to the locust. (Psalm 78:46)
47 He destroyed their vines with hail, and their sycamore trees with frost. (Psalm 78:47)
48 And gave their beasts over to the hail, and their livestock to bolts of fire. (Psalm 78:48)
49 He sent on them the burning of His displeasure, wrath, and rage, and distress, a deputation of messengers of evils. (Psalm 78:49)
50 He made a path for His displeasure. He did not spare their being from death, but gave their life over to the plague. (Psalm 78:50)
51 And He smote all the first-born in Mitsrayim (Egypt), the first-fruits of strength in the tents of ?am. (Psalm 78:51)
52 Then made His own people go forth like sheep, and led them in the wilderness like a flock. (Psalm 78:52)
53 And He led them on safely, and they did not fear, but the sea covered their enemies. (Psalm 78:53)
54 And He brought them to the border of His set-apart place, this mountain which His right hand had gained. (Psalm 78:54)
55 And drove out nations before them, and allotted them a measured inheritance, and made the tribes of Yisra’?l dwell in their tents. (Psalm 78:55)

Day Thirty-Four | Yehovah & His People (Part V) | Psalm 78:56-72

Today is the sixth day of the fifth week of seven weeks. Today is the thirty-fourth day of the counting of fifty days from the day of the waving of the Omer on the morrow after the Sabbath.

1 Elohim does favor us and bless us. Cause His face to shine upon us. Selah. (Psalm 67:1)
2 For Your way to be known on earth, Your deliverance among all nations. (Psalm 67:2)
3 Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim, let all the peoples praise You. (Psalm 67:3)
4 Let the nations be glad and sing for joy! For You judge the peoples uprightly, and lead the nations on earth. Selah. (Psalm 67:4)
5 Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim; let all the peoples praise You. (Psalm 67:5)
6 The earth shall give her increase; Elohim, our own Elohim, blesses us! (Psalm 67:6)
7 Elohim blesses us! And all the ends of the earth fear Him! (Psalm 67:7)

56 Yet they tried and rebelled against the Most High Elohim, and did not guard His witnesses. (Psalm 78:56)
57 But they turned back and acted treacherously like their fathers. They twisted like a treacherous bow. (Psalm 78:57)
58 For they enraged Him with their high places, and moved Him to jealousy with their carved images. (Psalm 78:58)
59 When Elohim heard this, He was wroth, and greatly despised Yisra’?l, (Psalm 58:59)
60 And He left the Dwelling Place of Shiloh, the Tent which He had set up among men. (Psalm 58:60)
61 And He gave His strength1 into captivity, and His comeliness1 into the hand of the adversary. (Psalm 78:61 | Footnote: 1“Strength” & “comeliness” are used as symbolic names for His Ark. See also Psalm 63:2, Psalm 132:8, & II Chronicles 6:41)
62 And He gave His people over to the sword, and He was wroth with His inheritance. (Psalm 78:62)
63 His young men were consumed by fire, and His maidens were not praised. (Psalm 78:63)
64 His priests fell by the sword, and their widows could not weep. (Psalm 78:64)
65 Then ???? awoke as one asleep, as a mighty man who shouts because of wine. (Psalm 78:65)
66 And He smote His adversaries backward. He put them to an everlasting reproach. (Psalm 78:66)
67 Then He rejected the tent of Yos?ph (Joseph), and did not choose the tribe of Ephrayim (Ephraim). (Psalm 78:67)
68 But chose the tribe of Yehu?ah (Judah), Mount Tsiyon (Zion), which He loved. (Psalm 78:68)
69 And He built His set-apart place like the heights, like the earth He founded it forever. (Psalm 78:69)
70 And He chose Dawi? (David) His servant, and took him from the sheepfolds. (Psalm 78:70)
71 He brought him in from tending the ewes, to shepherd Ya’aqo? (Jacob) His people, and Yisra’?l His inheritance. (Psalm 78:71)
72 And He shepherded them according to the integrity of His heart, and led them by the skill of His hands. (Psalm 78:72)

Day Thirty-Five | Yehovah, the King | Psalm 93:1-5

Today is the seventh day of the fifth week of seven weeks. Today is the thirty-fifth day of the counting of fifty days from the day of the waving of the Omer on the morrow after the Sabbath. Today is Sabbath, the fifth Sabbath of seven Sabbaths. Today completes the fifth week of seven weeks.

1 Elohim does favor us and bless us. Cause His face to shine upon us. Selah. (Psalm 67:1)
2 For Your way to be known on earth, Your deliverance among all nations. (Psalm 67:2)
3 Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim, let all the peoples praise You. (Psalm 67:3)
4 Let the nations be glad and sing for joy! For You judge the peoples uprightly, and lead the nations on earth. Selah. (Psalm 67:4)
5 Let the peoples praise You, O Elohim; let all the peoples praise You. (Psalm 67:5)
6 The earth shall give her increase; Elohim, our own Elohim, blesses us! (Psalm 67:6)
7 Elohim blesses us! And all the ends of the earth fear Him! (Psalm 67:7)

1 ???? shall reign, He shall put on excellency. ???? shall put on strength. He shall gird Himself. Indeed, the world is established, immovable. (Psalm 93:1)
2 Your throne is established from of old. You are from everlasting. (Psalm 93:2)
3 Rivers shall lift up, O ????. Rivers shall lift up their voice. Rivers lift up their breakers. (Psalm 93:3)
4 ???? on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, the mighty breakers of the sea. (Psalm 93:4)
5 Your witnesses have been very trustworthy. Set-apartness befits Your house, O ????, forever. (Psalm 93:5)

Triennial Torah Portions

3 1/2 year Torah studies

Deut 15        1 Chronicles 16         Col 3-4

Deut 15

The New King James Version does not provide the best translation of verse 4, as it could be read to say that the law regarding the year of release would sometimes not be in effect because of periods when no one was poor. Perhaps it should read, “…that there be no poor among you,” meaning this law would help prevent extreme poverty by preventing debts being exacted from those unable to fully repay them. The Living Bible translates the verse as, “No one will become poor because of this”—indicating that the year of release would not impoverish lenders. And the Revised Standard Version renders verses 4-5 this way: “But there will be no poor among you…if only you will obey the voice of the Lord your God….”

Although there should have been no poverty within the nation of Israel, since God promised to bless everyone among His people (Deuteronomy 15:4)—which will be the case throughout the whole world during the future millennial reign of Christ (Micah 4:4)—God’s promise to the Israelites was conditional upon their obedience (Deuteronomy 15:5). And since He knew the kind of people they would be (compare 5:29), He also knew that there would be poverty (15:11; compare Matthew 26:11). Therefore, He devised a system to deal with the poor in a merciful and compassionate way unlike any social system known in this world today.

At the end of every seven years, a total release of all debts had to be granted (Deuteronomy 15:1). If there is any modern parallel at all, it is that of declaring bankruptcy—except that, in ancient Israel, the seven-year release was mandatory, and it did not matter whether creditor or debtor wanted such a release or not. Further, this procedure also required that a poor Hebrew person, who had “sold” himself to his creditor to pay off his debts, had to be released as well. But more than that, since the poor Hebrew servant had diligently worked for his master, he was to be given a generous bonus on his departure (verses 12-15, 18) to enable him to make a new start. The servant was permitted, however, to continue working for his master if he so wished (verses 16-17), yet without being subject to a continued obligation for repayment of prior debts. In all of this, especially in recalling Israel’s deliverance from Egypt, God stresses that His way is the way of liberation and freedom.

1 Chronicles 16

The festivities surrounding the ark being brought to Jerusalem continue. In 1 Chronicles 16, David gives certain of the Levites the responsibility of offering to God thanks and praise on a continual basis before the ark of the Lord. The appointments in the previous chapter concerned the immediate task of moving the ark to Jerusalem, but the ones here are more permanent in nature though involving some of the same people (compare 15:1-24; 16:5-6). This continual offering of praise is reminiscent of the apostle John’s vision in the book of Revelation, wherein angelic choirs are seen offering continual praise before the throne of God in heaven.

Appointed chief of this ongoing special music is Asaph, leader of the Gershonite Levites (1 Chronicles 6:39, 43). Asaph and his sons will serve mainly as singers (25:1-2; 2 Chronicles 20:14) and composers, as the superscriptions of their psalms attest (see Psalm 50; 73-83).
Verses 8-36 of 1 Chronicles 16 constitute a song written by David offering thanks and praise to God, which David gives to Asaph to be performed on this occasion. In it we are all admonished to: a) give thanks to God for all that He has done for Israel and for mankind; b) declare these things to all; c) tell of His glory; d) fear Him; and e) give back to Him of the abundance He has given us. These things should be reflected in the lives of those who trust in Him.

The lyrics of the first part of David’s psalm (verses 8-22) are repeated in the first part of Psalm 105 (verses 1-15). Again we are admonished to continually seek God. Christ tells us in Matthew 7:7 that if we do, we will find Him. Perhaps the key idea of the psalm is found in the word “remember” (1 Chronicles 16:12; Psalm 105:5). We are to remember God’s goodness to His people. Yet even if the people forget, God does not. “He remembers His covenant forever” (Psalm 105:8)—that is, the very basis for His special relationship with His people. We will read the remainder of Psalm 105 tomorrow.

The lyrics of the second part of David’s psalm of 1 Chronicles 16 are repeated in Psalm 96. Again, we are to praise God, to sing of Him, to proclaim Him to others, and to worship Him in our lives and with our offerings. In verse 11-12 (or 1 Chronicles 16:31-33), trees and other inanimate elements of creation are pictured as rejoicing at the Lord’s coming to judge the earth. This personification is a literary device; it does not mean that trees actually have thinking minds and emotions. The point is that creation will only be restored to its intended condition when humanity in general is brought back in line with the laws of God. This will commence with the return of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of the saints (compare Revelation 11:18; Romans 8:19-22). Psalm 96 adds the additional point that Christ “shall judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with His truth” (verse 13).

The concluding lyrics of David’s psalm of thanks in 1 Chronicles 16 (verses 34-36) are repeated in Psalm 106 (verses 1, 47-48). Verse 1 (1 Chronicles 16:34) is another call to give thanks to God for all He has done. On this occasion of unifying Israel under one king and one worship system, David asks God to truly gather the people together and to deliver them from the power of the gentile nations around them (verse 35; compare Psalm 106:47). The spiritual parallel with those in God’s Church today should be obvious. The final verse (1 Chronicles 16:36) will later be used as the concluding verse of book 4 of the Psalms (Psalm 106:48). The later verse tells the people of God to say Amen, or “So be it,” as they actually do in 1 Chronicles 16:36.