means 'a bee'. Jabin, the king of Hazor,
had for twenty years held Israel in degrading subjection. The spirit of
patriotism seemed crushed out of the nation. In this emergency Deborah
roused the people from their lethargy. Her fame spread far and wide. She
children of Israel came up to her for judgment".as
she sat in her tent under the palm tree."between
Ramah and Bethel".
Preparations were everywhere
made by her direction for the great effort to throw off the yoke of bondage.
She summoned Barak from Kadesh.(the
take the command of 10,000 men of Zebulun and Naphtali and lead
them to Mount Tabor on the plain of Esdraelon at its north east end. With
his aid she organized this army. She gave the signal for attack and the
Hebrew host rushed down impetuously upon the army of Jabin, which was commanded
by Sisera and gained a great and decisive victory. The Canaanitish army
almost wholly perished. That was a great and ever memorable day in Israel.
This was the first great victory Israel had gained since the days of Joshua.
They never needed to fight another battle with the Canaanites:.Judges
5:1-31 is given the grand triumphal ode, the "song of Deborah and Barak",
which she wrote in grateful commemoration of that great deliverance.
and Miriam are the only others who
bear the title of 'prophetess'.(a
speaker who prophesies).
Deborah was one of the judges
in ancient Israel:.Judges
There were other
Bible Dictionary: Divination
is of false prophets.(Deuteronomy
18:10,14; Micah 3:6,7,11).and
necromancer is 'one who interrogates
the dead', as some modern day psychics
do}). On false
The word divination literally
means 'with the view of discovering the secrets of futurity'.(the
priests and diviners.(1Samuel
6:2), were an outcrop
13:22. Like in all things, there is a true and an erroneous
side, such as in the beginning of
living organisms on Earth.
Three kinds of divination
are mentioned in Ezekiel 21:21,
as used by the king of Babylon.
They were by arrows, consulting with images.(the
by examining the entrails.(internal
animals sacrificed. The practice of this art seems to have been encouraged
in ancient Egypt.
Dark side workings can easily
the low consciousness mind and be given opportunity by such things as the
ancients were into. The.diviners
word "charmer" means a dealer in spells,
especially one who, by binding certain knots, was supposed thereby to bind
a curse or a blessing on its object":.Deuteronomy
dreams have the true God involved),.consulters
with familiar spirits.(*),.wizards.(*),.psychics.(*)
aimed at mind control.
Such were those of the Pharisees,
anything for money.(Numbers
22:17), even if it deceives
and leads astray
the seeker of guidance, was the thinking of many back then.
Included with all these
strange customs and practices.(Leviticus
19:27,28), which are.witchcraft.workings.(such
as putting curses
the dark side, are those who cause their sons to.pass
through the fire in.blood
106:37,38; 2Kings 23:10; 2Chronicles
28:3), those using.black
such as these and of.sacrificing
106:37,38; 2Kings 16:3,4;
57:5; Jeremiah 7:31),
are not only horrendous.practices
but are completely spiritually unprofitable, a waste of time and are depreciations
of hope. But a
low consciousness mind can't see this, instead feeling it's the 'right
thing to do':.Jeremiah
2:11; Zechariah 10:2;
These sort of things bring
out of the mass mind information
according to what one is in life. One's decisions in life make him or her
what they appear to be.
what about the sacrifices and offerings.God
people to do in the Old Testament?
what she was saying was correct, was saying it in a manner
which proved to be annoying.
So it was not good, meaning, not of love. And there was an.harassing
evil spirit behind it all as there also was behind the stupid practices
humans allowed themselves to be sucked into, since the beginning of mankind
Diviners also abounded among
of Canaan and the
1Samuel 28th chapter.
And we have modern day ones
with updated approaches.
At a later period multitudes
of magicians poured from Chaldea
and Arabia into the land of
and pursued their occupations, such as consulting the dead:.Isaiah
2Kings 21:6; 2Chronicles
widely spread and in the time of the apostles there were."vagabond
men like Simon Magus.(Acts
other jugglers and impostors:.Acts
19:19. Every species and degree of this superstition was strictly forbidden
by the ancient
law of Moses:.Exodus
But beyond these various
forms of superstition, there are instances of divination
on record in the Scriptures by which Creator-God was pleased to make known
1) There was divination by.lot,
by which, when resorted
to in matters of moment and with solemnity,
the Creator intimated
of Canaan was divided by lot:.Numbers
26:55,56; Achan's guilt was detected.(Joshua
7:16-19), Saul was elected king:.1Samuel
10:20,21 and Matthias chosen to the apostleship, by the lot:.Acts
It was thus
also that the ancient scapegoat was determined:.Leviticus
16:8-10. The scapegoat was an annual means for man to experience relief
from the guilt he experienced under the Old Testament law. The Creator
never wanted man to feel guilty, yet many churches today preach
a small gospel exclusive of the freedom God wants us to experience
and some feel they, like Israel of the Old Testament, are the only
ones God is truly using. The Creator is much
bigger in outlook than that.
2) There was divination.(foretelling
7:13,15; Matthew 1:20; 2:12,13,19,22.
This is illustrated in the
history of Joseph:.Genesis
Also in Daniel's history:.Daniel
God sometimes speaks in
dreams, but never regarding negativity
to you, only information to help, guide and protect:.Genesis
20:3; 31:11; 40:8;
3:5; Ecclesiastes 5:3,7;
2:27,28; Matthew 1:20; 2:12,13,19,22;
It's God who gives one interpretation
Some dreams are just from
33:14-18; Jeremiah 27:9.
3) By divine appointment
there was also divination by the Urim
by the ephod.
4) God was pleased sometimes
direct vocal communications to men:.Deuteronomy
34:10; Exodus 3:4; 4:3;
4:14,15; 1Kings 19:12. He
also communed with men from above the mercy
at the door of the tabernacle:.Exodus
5) Through his prophets
God revealed Himself and gave
of His will:.2Kings
13:17; Jeremiah 51:63,64.
6) Jacob's wacky
7) Today we have other ways
than that of ancient peoples in determining
to see what wells up to the mind
is in those of a higher
Suby to get one on the road
to higher consciousness
to others whom you feel are able to help
But why do we need God's
guidance? We need it to become good, to come out.(*).of
the low consciousness ego level
from which all problems of mankind come from:.Psalms
37:23 "The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD and he delights
in his way.".or
Testament has it:."It
is of the LORD that a man's goings are established and He delights in his
If you are not delighting
daily in the way your daily life is going, then you need the guidance of
the Creator. Here one has
to listen, for what good is guidance if you don't act upon it. But
without being sure God is in your life, you'll second guess yourself. So,
first one must be sure that God is real
and next, that God has been a part of you right from the start of mankind.(2Timothy
1:9) and from
your start here in the physical life on Earth.