"The Shout of a King" Part 1


Eagles Over America 

July 2023 


"The Shout of a King" 

Part 1

By Pamela Gudgeon


Weaving a Web of Truth


“Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive”!  Sir Walter Scott, 1771-1832, was a Scottish novelist and poet that coined this phrase in 1808, in a historic, romantic poem called “Marmion,” which culminated in the great national tragedy of Flodden in 1513.  In the words of this sentence, it is obvious that he is likening lies or continued deceptions to multiple chaotic tangles, resulting in a lack of understanding due to an intertwined, confused mess.  Conversely, we could use this sentence in a “reflective” way in that truth can straighten out or produce an organized, systematic way to process information, thereby, enlightening the mind. Jesus taught us how to weave a web of ordered truth, building on a firm foundation, precept upon precept.  

The phrase “the ‘Word’ of the Lord” is used throughout the Bible. The Hebrew word for “word” is “dabar” (Heb. 1697 from 1696). It is a primitive root denoting an action of arranging. We arrange words when we write letters, sentences, and paragraphs, much like the action of “weaving” a cloth garment.  Writing can also be defined as weaving or arranging words by combining various narratives, contexts, metaphors, and so on.  

As we progress through this teaching, we will see the true definition of  a “Shout of a King” and the blessing that surrounds this authority and mastery.  This authority and mastery lives within the seeking Church as we relate with Christ, the Messiah.   In this phrase, the "Shout" of a King, there are many different and sometimes opposing extremes defined: like a warning, a battle-cry, a trumpet sound, being or saying something smart, a joyful sound, or a victory sound.  

Also, there will be a teaching concerning the ancient Hebrew letters.  It may be a little controversial, however, the evidence of Jesus revealing the Hebrew letters is provable.  Even as He has spoken in John 10 “I am the door” and in Revelation, the Greek translation, He repeats that He is the first letter of the alphabet and the last letter of the alphabet. 

In my opinion, there are many, many instances that cannot be denied if one loves the truth.  For instance, He is the living water, the tent peg, the good shepherd, the serpent that Moses raised up in the wilderness, the Messiah (yes, the Messiah even has an ancient Hebrew letter), and the flame. These are just a few for a later more in depth study, but the most important one that is more revealing than any is the Cross of Christ in the last letter, the ancient Hebrew letter tav, which is in the shape of a cross and the meaning is “The Sign.”

 I trust you will pray for understanding as you move through this journey of study. Let’s weave our own web of truth!


Jesus' Warning with a Teaching of a Shout of a King!

There are two Shouts of a King within this passage of scripture: one is when Jesus warned "take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees"; the other is how Jesus shared His Godly wisdom with His disciples. The latter concerned a smart description of a couple of miracles that brought them into an esoteric understanding of the Hebrew picture language, which the Sanhedrin had been hiding from the people.  

Matthew 16:5-12 (KJV) reads, 5 "And when his disciples were come to the other side, they had forgotten to take bread. 6 Then Jesus said unto them, 'take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees'. 7 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have taken no bread. 8 Which when Jesus perceived, he said unto them, O ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have brought no bread? 9 Do ye not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up? 10 Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets ye took up? 11 How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it not to you concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees? 12 Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

Jesus brought order out of chaos when He wove a garment of truth, especially, when He warned of the “leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”  The learned Jews of that time thought of “leaven” as corruption or sin (Deut. 16:3). 

Additionally, Jesus' comments in Matthew 13:33 stated that “The Kingdom of Heaven is like unto “leaven”, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal till the whole was leavened.” This, too, seemed like direct opposition to common Jewish thinking of the day. They must have thought that He was mad!  Is the Kingdom of Heaven parallel to corruption? Nay! He created a new truthful concept by taking “leaven equals sin” out of the picture and saying “leaven equals the Kingdom of Heaven" in Mt. 13, and “leaven equals teaching" in Mt. 16.”  Again, Jesus used a negative spiritual concept (leaven equals corruption) and morphed it into a positive spiritual concept (leaven equals incorrupt teaching or more simply, truth).  I submit that even righteous discernment in "teaching" is also a "Shout" of a King.

Back to Matthew 16:5-12, His disciples associated “leaven” with bread, but they had forgotten the fact that Jesus had performed many miracles in two instances using 5 loaves that fed 5000 as well as 7 loaves that fed 4000 (combined, 12 loaves of bread fed 9000 men and their families). Jesus made a point to them about these two different occurrences, but obviously, at the same time they meant one combined revelation.  Then, they finally understood in verse 12 that it was not about the bread, but about the doctrine: the teaching.  One might wonder how they associated these two miracles with teaching? Did they understand that the leaven was the teaching because they were learning about the miracles, or was it something else? 

Could it have been the 12 loaves and the 9000 families being fed that gave the disciples revelation that day and the fact that Jesus was teaching them at that time, as well?  Let's shake off the old thinking and get a new wineskin!  



Proof That Jesus Taught Using Hebrew Gematria with Lamed and Tet

The 12th letter (7 + 5 loaves of bread) of the ancient Hebrew alphabet is “lamed” (a picture of a cattle goad or shepherd’s rod or staff used for goading or guiding his flock, seen as the letter of teaching that Jesus fulfilled) and the 9th letter (5K + 4K people) of the ancient Hebrew alphabet is “tet” (a  picture of a surrounding, twisting, or a coiling snake, seen as an authoritybeing able to discern right from wrong). A serpent has long been associated with authority, even as far back in antiquity as the Egyptian Pharaohs and possibly even before that time.  In John 3:14, Jesus revealed that He was like the literal serpent that Moses lifted up in the wilderness and that He must be literally lifted up in the same manner for the purpose of healing.  

In Numbers 21:4-9, Moses’ serpent was like a banner that was held up and when anyone looked at it, they were healed. This banner had the authority of God to heal all the people from their snake bites that resulted from their own sin. Tet is the letter of authority which requires discernment.  Matt 10:16, "Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves."  It is obvious that the serpent was being used as a symbol of wise authority within this context. Interestingly, many cultures throughout antiquity have employed the serpent as symbol of authority, not just the Hebrews.

Discernment is the division of what is right from what is wrong, what is good from what is evil, what is truth from what is fiction, the wheat from the tares: it is the authority to judge properly, it is the power of true nobility. We, as His Bride, have this gift if we pursue it diligently with His grace and mercy.  

Solomon had this gift , too. 1 Kings (KJV) 3:9. "Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?" This passage through verse 15 is a process of communication between Solomon and God that describes how we get discernment. We, together, as the people of God have the ability to obtain discernment from God if we truly seek after His wisdom, selflessly and with His purpose. 

When the Lord gave him the opportunity to ask for whatever he wanted (1 Kings 3:4–5), Solomon could have asked selfishly for his own riches or fame, but instead he humbled himself and selflessly asked for wisdom by which he could discern good from evil for the sake of God's people (vv. 6–8).

In 1 Kings 16-28, when there were two women claiming to be the mother of one child, we see the example of Solomon's wisdom being used that clearly defined his gift of discernment.  He found out the truth of who the real mother was in that situation by using wisdom, understanding, and knowledge. He knew how to draw the truth out of the situation. He carried a Shout of a King with him.

There is a similarity between Solomon's wisdom example of the two women and the one child, and Jesus as He took two miracles to express the one revelation that leaven equals teaching. They both understood the duality of division, which produces truth. This duality in discernment defines what is right from what is wrong and truth from fiction. 

The picture that Jesus painted in Matthew with his colorful, abstract words concerning “leaven” was that teaching raised the Church. 


Even as the Pharisees raised the Church to the highest level of ignorance and/or deception, Jesus’ teachings raised the Church to the highest level of Godly revelation…  


Jesus created clear and pure truth from muddy and corrupt lies.  This is a creative pattern with righteous words that we can use to turn evil or wrong thinking around.  Jesus’ teaching as a shepherd, and His authority and discernment as a serpent on a pole is available to all who love, relate and believe in Him. He literally fulfilled every ancient Hebrew letter (more on this later).

So, He created a web of interrelated truths that made sense to the disciples.  He wove His ordered web as a garment of truth, just like a King should. Now, we as His Bride, also have the responsibility to weave the same garment of revelation.  We have a “Shout of a King”, God with us.

1 John 4:4 (KJV) reads, "Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world".  

Part 2 of "A Shout of a King" coming August 2023

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