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 Posted: Mon May 7th, 2018 01:31 pm
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Thanks for sharing this.
I like both the lyrics and the musical accompanyment.

I have a question about connecting "the house of my friends"
with the coming of the Messiah.

Sorry to rain on your parade, but there is an
important observation that needs to be considered
before you take this work any further.

Sorry. This is a long post.

I read the text in Zechariah 13.
The "the house of my friends" part seems to relate to
the first half of the chapter, not to the second half.
A debatable question, of course.

When reading this, I connect verse 6 with verses 4-6.
And verse 7 to the end of the chapter is a separate thought.

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Zechariah 13:4-6
“On that day every prophet will be ashamed of
their prophetic vision. They will not put on a
prophet’s garment of hair in order to deceive.
5 Each will say, ‘I am not a prophet. I am a farmer;
the land has been my livelihood since my youth.’
6 If someone asks, ‘What are these wounds on your body?’
they will answer, ‘The wounds I was given at the house of my friends.’
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In this context, the statement "The wounds I was given
at the house of my friends", is a lie told by the false prophets
of that day. This is clarified in verses 2-3.

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Zechariah 13:2-3
“On that day, I will banish the names of the idols
from the land, and they will be remembered no more,”
declares the Lord Almighty. “I will remove both the
prophets and the spirit of impurity from the land.
3 And if anyone still prophesies, their father and mother,
to whom they were born, will say to them, ‘You must die,
because you have told lies in the Lord’s name.’ Then their
own parents will stab the one who prophesies.
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Therefore, the wounds were actually from the parents.
The false prophets claimed they were made by friends.
That's how I read this, anyway. Correct me if I am wrong.

Also consider what can happen when scripture is used out-of-context.
Does anyone remember the book titled The Harbinger, written by Jonathan Cahn?

After the attacks on the WTC happened on 9/11,
Someone in the American government quoted this verse.

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Isaiah 9:10
“The bricks have fallen down,
but we will rebuild with dressed stone;
the fig trees have been felled,
but we will replace them with cedars.”
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And Americans rallied around the "rebuild" theme.
However, Rabbi Jonathan Cahn pointed to the context which read:

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Isaiah 9:9-10
All the people will know it—
Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria—
who say with pride
and arrogance of heart,
10
“The bricks have fallen down,
but we will rebuild with dressed stone;
the fig trees have been felled,
but we will replace them with cedars.”
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Therefore, the "rebuild" statement in Isaiah 9:10 was
a statement of pride and arrogance against God.

Read The Harbinger to understand the depth to which
America carried out this arrogant boast.

The point is, someone besides me will realize the
contextual issue with this song. If you continue with this work
you may have to address the problem later.

Again, sorry to rain on your parade. But I would
rather have you consider the issue now rather than
after you have put tons more work into this.

- Steve



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