Dogs (Biblical symbol)

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Matthew 7:15 Keep away from the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are rapacious wolves. 16 You shall know them from their fruits. Does anyone gather grapes from thorns or figs from thistles? 17 Thusly every good tree produces fine fruit, but the rotten tree produces evil fruit. 18 A good tree is not able to produce evil fruit, nor is a rotten tree to produce fine fruit. 19 Each tree not producing fine fruit is cut down and cast into the fire! 20 Indeed from their fruits you shall know them.

Wolves, foxes, dogs, they are all of the biological family named Canidae. Out of these, wolves and dogs are called Canini, and foxes are called Vulpini. Dingos, jackals, coyotes and hyenas are also of this family. They are all Canines, and to the ancients they were all basically dogs. Herod was called a fox by Christ. The Canaanite woman was called a dog. Psalm 22 prophesied that Christ was to be killed by the “power of the dog”, which referred to the Edomites in control in Jerusalem. By all of this, we know who the wolves are. Paul warned in Acts chapter 20, that after his departure “oppressive wolves shall come in ... not being sparing of the sheep”, and then he contrasted these to the false teachers who would arise among the people themselves. So we see that while not all false teachers are wolves, we certainly must be aware of and defend against the wolves first. Christ is warning us to do this, and we have no commission to be complacent regarding these wolves! We must spot and eject them – or at least sound the alarm - it is our duty!

We have absolutely no responsibility to care for wolves, dogs and swine. And if we do, then we are neglecting sheep, and we shall suffer as much for it.

Guilt for the Death of Christ

Psalm 22:16 reads: “For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.”

Isaiah 53, a Messianic prophecy, states in verse 7: “He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.”

Christ spoke to Pilate, but he would not answer Herod a word. The connection of the metaphor of dogs to Canaanites, which is also evident in Matthew chapter 15, and the connection of Herod "the Great" to the dragon of Revelation 12, which is also the serpent and satan, are facts of history, and should alone make it without doubt that it was the children of the serpent, and not the children of God, who were ultimately responsible for the murder of God. So Yahshua tells Pilate that “he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin”, Himself indicating that the Edomites of the Herodians were indeed responsible for His death.

Throwing Pearls

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Matthew 7:6 You should not give that which is holy to the dogs, nor should you cast your pearls before swine, lest they shall trample them with their feet and turning they would rend you to pieces!

Sheep should not even communicate with dogs and swine. To communicate, in the original sense of the word, means to share things in common. When we communicate we are sharing with one another. We should not ever go into the presence of aliens and share the Word of our God with them! Nowhere in the Scripture are we told to share the Truth with swine, dogs, or beasts – and those who do are doing us a great disservice. From the Wisdom of Sirach, 12:5: “Do well unto him that is lowly, but give not to the ungodly: hold back thy bread, and give it not unto him, lest he overmaster thee thereby: for else thou shalt receive twice as much evil for all the good thou shalt have done unto him.” Even if we pretend to teach aliens the truth, they will only use it against us

Matthew 7:7 Ask and it shall be given to you; seek and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened for you. 8 For each who asks receives and who seeks finds and for him knocking it shall be opened. 9 Or what man is there among you whose son shall ask of him bread, shall give to him a stone? Or would ask also for a fish, would give to him a serpent? 11 Therefore if you being base know to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father who is in the heavens give good things to those who ask Him?

He who looks for the truth with an open mind and heart shall find it. But it must be in harmony with the Word of God, or he is deceived. That is why we must ask of our Father, and not from of man. He is telling us, in verse 11 here, that He expects us to ask of our Father. The only way to find God is in the Word of God, guided by His Spirit. One without the other is of no use to us. Christ always challenged the people of His time, to “search the Scriptures”.

Now if we ask for a fish, our Father will not give us a serpent. Therefore if we turn to the serpents and beasts of this world, how should we be rewarded for that? Yahshua told us that He came only for the sheep. Therefore we should also go only to the sheep! We have no need to deal with swine and dogs, and since He would not give His pearls to them, they have nothing for us. When those among us who claim to be of us insist upon going to reveal the truth to aliens, they show their fruits, that they are not truly of us. Rather, they are infiltrators and usurpers seeking to scatter the sheep. Indeed, the dog returns to its own vomit, and the sow that is washed to wallowing in the mire.

Returning to its Vomit