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Sunday, March 11, 2018

The old laws and the new laws.

People have asked/suggested/told me, I don’t know how many times, “do we still keep the Old testament laws?”

Well, for one thing, all the laws God gave to Moses, were for the Israelis, not for the gentiles, which is what we are.

But even if those old laws were for the gentiles too, we read in Hebrews chapter 7: ( and this is mainly all about Melchizedek who Abraham met in the book of Genesis).... but this is how I understand it to be, according to the book of Hebrews;

Verse 11: Now if there was perfection through the Levitical priesthood ( because the Jews received the laws under this priesthood) There would not have been any need for another priest, would there?

But the priesthood was changed, so out of necessity, the law also had to be changed....Why? Because of He, of whom these things are said, comes from another tribe. He comes from the tribe of Judah, (not Levi), and no man from this tribe has given attendance at the altar.

And Jesus came from out of Judah, and Moses said nothing, as far as the priesthood is concerned, from this tribe.

So, because the priesthood was changed, transferred to another, so the law was also changed.

There was no perfection under the old law. The new priesthood is made, not like the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life...Christ Jesus.

The old Levitical priesthood was made without an oath, and, as the levites did not have to make an oath, they were born into it, but Christ with an oath by Him, said of Him...
“The Lord sware and will not repent Himself, Thou art a priest forever”

By so much also hath Jesus become the surety of a better covenant.

23 And they indeed have been made priests many in number, because that by death they are hindered from continuing:

24 but he, because he abides for ever, hath his priesthood unchangeable.

25 Wherefore also he is able to save to the uttermost them that draw near unto God through him, seeing he ever lives to make intercession for them.( that is...us)

26 For such a high priest became us, holy, guileless, undefiled, separated from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;

27 who needs not daily, like those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people: for this he did once for all, when he offered up himself.

28 For the law appoints men high priests, having infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was after the law, appoints a Son, perfected for evermore.

And with that, the Moses law tells us we are not to commit adultery, but Jesus said, "If a man as much as looks at a woman with lust in his heart, he has committed adultery with her"

And "Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you" the new law, when we follow Jesus' law is more strict than the Moses law given to the Israelis.


Saturday, February 10, 2018

All About the Revelation of God – Part 3 Continued


The anointing from God....

We did a study on the anointing, not so long ago, and I enjoyed doing it, but could not get through to the other ladies, that no where in the WORD does it say that we have to be filled again and again.
We just are so limited in understanding God almighty, that to us, "more" means there is not enough or a lack of something.

But with God, wouldn't that be a wrong answer? God always gives enough! Never a lack of anything!

The apostle John in his letter, tells his readers that they have been anointed by the Holy One (God)and that for them, the anointing they received from Him remains in them.

1 John 2:20-27: 20 And ye have an anointing from the Holy One, and ye know all things.

21 I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and because no lie is of the truth.

22 Who is the liar but he that denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, even he that denies the Father and the Son.

23 Whosoever denies the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that confesses the Son hath the Father also.

24 As for you, let that abide in you which ye heard from the beginning. If that which ye heard from the beginning abide in you, ye also shall abide in the Son, and in the Father.

25 And this is the promise which he promised us, even the life eternal.

26 These things have I written unto you concerning them that would lead you astray.

27 And as for you, the anointing which ye received of him abides in you, and ye need not that any one teach you; but as his anointing teaches you concerning all things, and is true, and is no lie, and even as it taught you, ye abide in him.

John is pleading for them to stay true to Christ, not to deny Him and to continue to walk with Him, aware that God has begun a work in them.

He makes no hint that some of them may need an increase in the anointing to be able to function at their best, facing what lies ahead of them. What they have is enough for the job they are to do!

Even The apostle Peter urges us in 2 Peter 1:3-4 that,
“His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.”

They received the anointing as they turned away from sin, repented and were born again. That anointing was enough to see them through the rest of their lives.

I have also heard, "Well,as you use your anointed gift, you use it up, so it has to be filled up again, like a bucket, you know, you use what's in it, so it needs filling up!"

That then means, to me, that God did not give you enough to begin with, and He has failed us?

yet in both verses above, it says that He has given us enough for life!

I just had to get this off my chest, as they would not listen to me, so you have become my other listeners