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I am a servant of YHWH through his perfect Son Jesu(s) Christ who's redemption power of my soul I have Faith in. Now that I have been redeemed by the blood of Christ, I wish to no longer spend my time in the lusts of the flesh and of this world, but to promote the Gospel of the Kingdom by means of the New Covenant, which is a renewal of the Covenant YHWH God has made with his people Israel now in the blood of Christ (Jer 31:31 and Heb 8:8). The focus of my administration of the Gospel is like unto my Lord's who said "I have come not but for the lost sheep of the house of Israel.."(Mathew 15:24). The mission the Lord has sent me to is for the European people of the world, the descendants of those who have held and spread the Bible and the faith of Christ like no other race on the earth, it is this people who are in fact the physical descendants of the 12 tribes of Israel called to be regathered by the blood of Christ, a task which has been in progress since the time of the apostles. It is thus my mission to show those people salvation through the son of God, the WORD made flesh, born of the virgin Marym, the Son of David! In the fullness of time YHWH will regather his people under the Head of the Church Jesu(s) Christ as to effect his will according to the Lord's prayer, Psalm 8, 2, and 110 as well as Genesis 1:26. As a modern day Puritan separatist it is my goal to purify the church of Christ with the heretofore stated. I am studying to show my self approved, if you have any questions just ask!

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THE LORD’S SUPPER

Christian Pascha

Sacrament of the Faith of Jesus Christ

Part 3

Analogy of Biblical Reality

Id’ like to start out by stating that many learned men of the past and present will disagree with this message, and I already know that. So for those who are living, and may hear this message, please know that I am willing to defend the points prior made and those which will be made if it were asked of me, and if the position contained hereafter were to be poised against the ‘orthodox traditional christianism’, a.k.a. Easter Sunday, I would all the more enjoy the opportunity to have a Scripture for Scripture debate of the issue!

Peace in Christ, JS Lowther

Luk_23:33 And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.

Luk 23:34 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.

Luk 23:35 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God.

Luk 23:36 And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar,

Luk 23:37 And saying, If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself.

Luk 23:38 And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF JUDAH…

Luk 23:44 And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.

Luk 23:45 And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.

Luk 23:46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

Luk 23:47 Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man.

Luk 23:48 And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding the things which were done, smote their breasts, and returned.

Luk 23:49 And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.

Luk 23:50 And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counsellor; and he was a good man, and a just:

Luk 23:51 (The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them;) he was of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: who also himself waited for the kingdom of God.

Luk 23:52 This man went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus.

Luk 23:53 And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid.

Luk 23:54 And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on.

Luk 23:55 And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid.

Luk 23:56 And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.

Here is the end of the Passover day on which our Lord was crucified, and his body lain in the garden tomb of Joseph of Arimathaea, a tomb that was not ever used and as such was not unclean by reason of a dead body, just food for thought.

Luk_24:1 Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.

Luk 24:2 And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.

Luk 24:3 And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.

And moving down in to the text we read in:

Luk 24:46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:

Luk 24:47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

Luk 24:48 And ye are witnesses of these things.

In typological way let us consider the type from which this day of Christ’s resurrection stands now as an antitype:

According to God’s Law the day of the wave sheaf as it is refered to in the Law:

Lev_23:10-11,Lev 23:10 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest:

Lev 23:11 And he shall wave the sheaf before the LORD, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath the priest shall wave it.

By the month this always the 16th day, by sabbath based week this is the 1st day, the day after the Sabbath, and the prior points are the case of every month based upon the moon; yet in this case of course it is a special case, because it is the first month of the year, the Month of Abib, and that this specific sabbath after Passover is the first day of Unleavened bread, the 15th day of the month, and the day prior being the 14th day and thus Passover Day, the day of Christ’s Death and burrial.

In the continuation of this antitypical observation, the Resurrection of our Lord is impressed as an antitype of the wave sheaf of barley, As the apostle Paul has conveyed.

Now after this great Passover of Christ’s passion there are few direct citations concerning the feast, this has lead some and many in our day to neglect what we have theretofore have mentioned concerning the Paschal observation according to God’s Law.

Yet when the reference is made to the Paschal Lamb and the feast of unleavened Bread it is made to a Church which knew the festival intimately and observed it’s ordinances; for when the feast of unleavened bread is used as an analogy the analogy would only bear force upon those who understood it’s laws and ordinances.

In other words, as we have seen from this type and anti-typical relationship of the Passover’s envelopment, it’s very immersion in the blood of Christ for the ages to come, and now the power of His resurrection on the day of the wave sheaf, final application of Paul to this point in 1Co_15:20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept., by such a working knowledge and understanding of the Law these sacraments which are celebrated year by year, according to the Law of Faith have a practical application beyond it’s literal practice, which flows over into spiritually moral applications. But one who reads only according to the Word’s of James the brother of our Lord

Jas_1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

Jas 1:18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

Jas 1:19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

Jas 1:20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.

Jas_1:21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.

Jas 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

Jas 1:23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:

Jas 1:24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.

Jas 1:25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

Undoubtedly, some who hears use of this passage in reference to keeping the Paschal meal of communion according to the commandment will say “That is not speaking of keeping Passover at all, but of setting aside filthiness and the abundance of evil.”, yet I beg to the contrary of the happening of the application of the Law of the festivals by faith, and what affect it would have upon the Christian? It would be truly a God ordained analogy of the life of the disciple of Christ, that is the Christian, and I boldly say, the feasts of the LORD YHWH would be more effective than any man ordained festival could ever be by it’s very origin, that is from Scripture Alone!

Let us consider this exact teaching the Apostle Paul shows us, as

1Corinthians 5:7 is often the verse most Puffed Up to purport an apostolic prohibition of the Paschal Meal as revealed in Scripture.

This area is once again a subject of debate and confusion, yet it is not because of the lack of context, rather it is once again the over spiritulization of the Passover our Lord was crucified upon in preference to the Passover as taught by the Scriptures alone and observed by the Lord himself. Nevertheless, this out look and attitude is a very much needed part of the Christian Pascha, as it is intimately connected to the above verses of James, and this harmony of practical analogy used by Paul is of dire necessity in the House of God, his Church.

Let us expose the text and not ignore context. This discourse starts in the prior chapter when the words “puffed up” are used to discribe arogant men filled with spiritualizations of the way’s once held, of course “puffed up” Paul anologically takes to the next level of application.

Let’s consider:

1Co 5:1 It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father’s wife.

1Co 5:2 And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you.

1Co 5:3 For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed,

1Co 5:4 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,

1Co 5:5 To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

Now consider thus far, these people in the church of Corinth, have the fornication of incest being committed with in the church, and the church as a whole has not repented.

The anology:

1Co_5:6 Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?

1Co 5:7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:

1Co 5:8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Now, unless the season of Passover was at hand at the time of this epistles writing, the analogy is that an analogy using the feast of unleavened bread and the strictness by which leaven must be removed so that the unleavened bread is truly unleavened and not sour dough (remember there was no store bought yeast packages in these days, all leavening was sour dough).

1Co 5:9 I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:

1Co 5:10 Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.

1Co 5:11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.

So even if this epistle was penned at Passover season, in no way is Paul relaying or deriving doctrine, rather he is using an analogy the Corinthian Christians knew, which was taught by the Scriptures, such as Exo_12:1, and Exo_13:1, which they MUST HAVE observed to understand the analogy, of treating fornicators, covetous, idolaters, railers, drunkards, or extortioners as leavened bread after Christ the antitypical Passover Lamb has been slain. In other words, Paul’s lesson has no bearing at all on the keeping of the feast, rather the feast which the Corinthians know how to keep is instructing them, on how to deal with such puffed up persons…Cast them out, and especial do not Commune with them, till they repent if it is possible. Moreover, if we this lesson has any thing to teach those who keep Passover and unleavened bread according to the rule of Faith as found in the Bible, and enveloped in the passion of Christ, it is that when we keep this Sacrament we should do so with brethren who are not puffed up in this way, but who are of sincerity and truth.

An in the same light after much discourse Paul again makes yet an applicable analogy, Paul had dealt with along the way in reference back to the issues is you would read from Chapter 5 till this point, all are applicable in the life of a christian as it pertains to the Paschal meal, yet the analogy is in the statement of judgment of ones self and of the church as the body of Christ is to be purged from the prior sinful attributes mentioned in Chapter 5.

1Co_10:14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.

1Co 10:15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.

1Co 10:16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?

1Co 10:17 For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.

And upon such sentiments the apostle goes further to say:

1Co_11:20 When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord’s supper.

1Co 11:21 For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken.

1Co 11:22 What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not.

It is important to note that the ‘church of God’ is in reference as it always is, to the people of the Ecclesia, the congregation and not of a building with four walls. As folks often loose track of this fact here.

1Co_11:23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:

1Co 11:24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.

1Co 11:25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.

1Co 11:26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.

1Co 11:27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.

1Co 11:28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.

1Co 11:29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.

1Co 11:30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.

1Co 11:31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.

1Co 11:32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.

1Co 11:33 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another.

The analogy for the Church as the body of Christ, represented in the bread of the Paschal meal, it if they are at the Lord’s Supper with the heart of Faith, yes on Passover, at the communion meal, but not in the literal form for if this were so the ‘eating in hast’ of Exodus 12 would seem unruly, yet all are to eat in haste together, helping one another and not being puffed up as we are to be unleavened in the Lord, as his body, yet not negligent of our good works and duties in the Lord as his body and as his bread.

The lesson Paul teaches these Corinthians which obviously kept the Passover very much as Exodus teaches, and how the disciples of our Lord continued to teach, or else these Corinthians would of had no knowledge of these biblical Law in relation to the Faith of Jesus Christ.

Rather Christians are the analogical bread of the body of Christ, just as Christ our Lord is the analogical Paschal Lamb, and as the Lamb is slain before the feast is began yet eaten on that following twilight at night with unleavened bread and bitter herbs, and with the cup of salvation and blessing, so is the church as a people to live out that analogy b the power of the Spirit which is only derived from a realistic and practical living of the feast it self.

This is the analogical message of the Paschal meal, as kept in the body and the blood of Christ by the Sacramental Elements which are prior directed in the Law of God, the elements which teach the analogical lesson rather than abrogate and rearrange the feast into an unidentifiable order and arrangement.

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THE LORD’S SUPPER

Christian Pascha

Sacrament of the Faith of Jesus Christ

One of the most central Sacraments of the Christian Faith is what is commonly referred to as the LORD’s Supper, the communion, and in the more Catholic tone ‘the Eucharist’ (which is in the Greek literally- ‘good-grace’). When we speak of a sacrament, as well, our Catholic alarm is raised (if you aren’t catholic that is), yet in reality we are speaking of that which is meant to be sacred and the Lord’s Supper is indeed a Sacred thing to be celebrated only by those who have taken upon themselves the Sacred oath of Christ in Baptism, the washing away of their sin and a life in Christ, taking up the Cross of the Messiah daily and following him. Rom_6:1-23)

In the way heretofore described not much seems to be different in the view of most who call them selves Christians, either: Catholic, Protestant, Reformed, Evangelical, Spirit filled, Jehovaah’s Witness and Mormon; all of those mentioned seem to hold, in some fashion this description of who should take ‘the Lord’s Supper’. It will come as a shock if I were in this message able to communicate the Truth as given by the Holy Spirit which comes not from the compiler of this message, but from the Inspired Scriptures which tells those who are Faithful to the New Covenant in the most literal sense, that is the New Covenant made on the very day the Pascha meal was to be eaten when our Lord Jesu the Christ declared the Bread eaten as His broken body, and the Wine drank at that last supper with his disciples as a reminder of His Blood shed as the very blood of the New Covenant.

For this is my blood of the New Covenant,

which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

Matew 26:28

If I were in this message able to communicate the Truth of this Sacrament as communicated by the Scripture with no traditional influence, the Lord’s Supper, the Communion, the Eucharist would be a seamless part of the Pascha or Passover Festival.

And in the next few messages it is my goal to convey the truth of the Scriptures, to dispel some of the errors which are held in the mind by Traditional Christianisms, as well it is my goal to show a harmonious Testament which is only seen as contradictory in the mind and emotions of those who hold a split understanding of the Eternal God and a division of His Godhead. I wish with all my heart to lead the Israel of God back to the ancient paths (Jer_18:15),upon the Way so few dare to trod with Moses through a wilderness to a promised land flowing with milk and honey. One may presumptuously assume, saying, ‘You wish to cause us to follow Moses and Not Jesus Christ!’, Yet to such a one I must persist that Christ is the Way (Joh_14:6 ), which we walk, and when we walk in His Way we will find the mile markers of the Law and the Prophets who before us walked on this same Way, this is how we know it is the Way, the Truth and the Life with leads to the Father, or when we look at the path we are on and it has little to no resemblance to the Word of God as seen in the Scriptures or a resemblance to the life lived by Jesus Christ we know that the path we are on is not the True Way.

Employing that phase, and more hopefully that concept, of ‘Sola Scriptora’ to it’s further reaching end: It is the very goal of this compilation of Scriptural evidence to terminate in the Realistic facts of What, Why, How The Lord’s Supper is to be observed, by Scripture Alone, Systematically, and Theologically. Defensible.

The Last Supper and it’s relation to the LORD’s Supper

So let us start here at the Last supper where that great and glorious proclamation is made and consider some of the text. Going back before the time of the actual meal being eaten where Christ reveals the analogical Bread and Wine, here is the setting:

Mat_26:17 Now before* the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover?

Luk_22:7 Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover must be killed.

Luk 22:8 And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare us the passover, that we may eat.

If you are following along in the Standard Bible (KJV) you will notice that Mathew has been rephrased, and that according to a better translation which is consistent with the Law of the Festival of Pascha and of Unleavened bread which was being observed, a Law which we have very plainly it’s directives in the book’s of Exodus, particularly in Exo_12:1, and Exo_13:1, which we will look at next.

Regardless of the directives to be discussed as of yet, it is seen that Christ our Lord and his disciples were come to Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover feast called in both the Hebrew and the Greek Scriptures the Pascha, a term which most Christian peoples to this day still use, a term which was being synonymous used beside the term ‘Easter’ in Western Europe. (At the end of this message I wish to offer a studied understanding of the word Easter and it’s relation to the Lord’s Supper.)

Seen throughout the writings of the Act’s of Christ and those in his day, as found in the books we call the Gospels, the Passover is mentioned time and again, it is no doubt that Christ as a Judean celebrated this feast with his family and friends, and even while the Temple stood the disciples came and worshiped in Jerusalem in the beauty of holiness. (a concept we do not understand)

In order to understand the reason for the divergence of the reading of the KJV as I had done with allowance of the Greek text, as this divergence was not decide to be done so with out looking at the literal Greek first, to consult it’s literal reading according to the manuscripts, as is evidently not conveyed in the KJV Lawfully.

The Law

of the

Passover / Pascha

Exo_12:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying,

Exo 12:2 This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.

Exo 12:3 Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:

Exo 12:4 And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb.

Exo 12:5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:

Exo 12:6 And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.

Exo 12:7 And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.

Exo 12:8 And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.

Proto- Preparation

So let us reconsider:

Mat_26:17 Now before the feast of unleavened bread…

This literally reads ‘τη δε πρωτη / the de prote ‘, where we see the word Prote as in ‘Proto’ as we use it in the English, that is that it was Before ‘the Azumon’ (των αζυμων) that is the Greek construction of the word used in Exodus 12 of the LXX for ‘unleavened bread’ (αζυμα), called in Hebrew MTzEh /מצה .

Thus, the preparation being made would have been Christ speaking to his disciples before the Passover and the days of unleavened bread.

Here is yet another important point, the words are lacking to construct a literal reading of ‘ day of the feast of unleavened bread’ , this is why our worthy KJV translators of the text place italics for some of the words listed in your bible, rather the literal reference is to the Azumon it self, that is the incident of unleavened bread. The Disciples were adhering to the very words of YHWH to Moses which required the removal of leavened bread proto- preparation, in other words the disciple were asking in advance to prepare according to the Law of God. (των αζυμων προσηλθον / ton azumon pro-selthon / of the unleavened-bread proceeded).

So here is where the Lord and his disciples are heading, the time of the Feast is coming, followed in any Gospel account prior it is seen that Jesu had been walking for a bit to arrive on time according to the month described by Moses prior via the WORD of the LORD.

Now consider out of chronology, that which is spoken to Israel after the very first Passover in Egypt is accomplished, and proclaimed to be established year by year, as to how and why is is kept, and the preparation Christ and his disciples exerted to keep the feast in compare to most ‘Communion’ celebrations today or yesterday:

Exo 13:3 And Moses said unto the people, Remember this day, in which ye came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand the LORD brought you out from this place: there shall no leavened bread be eaten.

Exo 13:4 This day came ye out in the month Abib.

Exo 13:5 And it shall be when the LORD shall bring thee into the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee, a land flowing with milk and honey, that thou shalt keep this service in this month.

Exo 13:6 Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, and in the seventh day shall be a feast to the LORD.

Exo 13:7 Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven days; and there shall no leavened bread be seen with thee, neither shall there be leaven seen with thee in all thy quarters.

Exo 13:8 And thou shalt shew thy son in that day, saying, This is done because of that which the LORD did unto me when I came forth out of Egypt.

Exo 13:9 And it shall be for a sign unto thee upon thine hand, and for a memorial between thine eyes, that the LORD’S law may be in thy mouth: for with a strong hand hath the LORD brought thee out of Egypt.

Exo 13:10 Thou shalt therefore keep this ordinance in his season from year to year.

So if it was yet to be seen why this preparation before hand of this feast was important to the disciples it is because they are men of God’s Law, they Faithfully listened to the Word of YHWH God, with forethought (an aspect of life in general which is lacking in Christian’s today, yet when one is raised in a lawful environment), this very nature of thoughtfulness is embed into the important circumstances of life, as to keep one far from sin according to God’s Law, it is yet again an example of faith in action, a presentation of Sanctification for the disciple’s of Jesus.

Some words on Easter

What came first the Cardinal direction of East or the easter egg?

Most in our world today recon this time of the year known as Easter time as the time of Christ’s passion and resurrection. Yet as well, Easter has been stained by spring time festival partial to a Pagan observance called by a similar name. The term Easter has a reference to goddess of both the middle east and Europe properly spelled and maybe pronounced OSTaR, as a Spring time festival of this name is found from Ireland to Persia in the Ancient world all pronounced similarly yet different, and even differently at different times in history by the same genetic people. The word Easter is intrinsically related to the English word East, as in the cardinal direction from which the sun rises in the morning.

Yet the question always is what came first the Cardinal direction of East or the easter egg?

And that is a great question, which proverbially rhymes with with the philosophic thought of the same idea.

Primarily I must say that strictly on a European etymology the word East has little remaining to an Idolatrous origin, yet there is a commingling which is historically and antiquitously able to be surmounted concerning the word, even in the furthest reaches of so called Germanic origins, yet lets dive a bit more biblical. and ancient.

Even in Israelite ancient Society which was under the influence of God’s Law (Torah) this term was as well used for the direction of the sun rise, a term where we English speakers still find etymology. If one were to contemplate this term Easter, the first place is the direction of the East, this is on account of the Natural Heavenly point in which the Sun and moon reach in this Season as we call it, the sun at it’s equinoctial position proceeds to the furthest point East in the Spring. If we were to look at the Book of Psalms a reference to 3 of the 4 cardinal directions are mentioned:

Psa_75:6

For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.

Here in this Psalm, the word East is derived from the Hebrew word

M-UTzA / מוצא (H4161 –

From H3318; a going forth, that is, (the act) an egress, or (the place) an exit; hence a source or product; specifically dawn, the rising of the sun (the East)…

This word is recognized as rooted in YTzA / יצא , which is both spelled TzA throughout the scriptures and literally means to Go Forth, it is used for instance in Gen_8:16, when the Word relays that Noah went forth from the Ark

(H3318A primitive root; to go)

The Word TzA or Y-Tza or E-sTzA, literally references the place of East-ern extremity from which Sun ‘comes forth’ in the Spring time mornings.

Undoubtedly, the Canaanite goddess of spring OSTaRoTH / Astaroth, which has a completely different Hebrew Spelling has a connection to the spring feast of paganism as well and in examining the Hebrew Bible.

Particularly in Deuteronomy this Spring time blessing which offers evidence of the eleaborate amalgamation of Paganism and pre-Christianity is seen:

Deu_7:12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, if ye hearken to these judgments, and keep, and do them, that the LORD thy God shall keep unto thee the covenant and the mercy which he sware unto thy fathers:

Deu 7:13 And he will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee: he will also bless the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy land, thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep

In the Hebrew text this last mention of ‘flocks of sheep’ is U-OSTRoTH TzAN-K, if recall is made of the above words in focus you will see the root word of TzA (brought forth) in TzAN (Sheep) and the word OSTRoTH which is the word for flock or increase…

Case and point: Sheep increase normally in the Spring Time.

A point as well to be made is the animal which is used by YHWH to celebrate the Lawful spring time festival Passover (Pascha) is a ram lamb, which is a male yearling sheep or goat, as well the Heavenly constellation of Spring has been from antiquity Aries which is Greek for Ram.

So here is the run down: Our Hebrew derived English word East is the root of Easter, the cardinal direction of East which is the Spring time direction of the Sun at that time of the year. A cardinal direction of East is the Hebrew word -YTzA / ETsA which is related to the Hebrew word for Sheep / TzAN due to Spring lambing which is collectively called OSTRoTH/Astoroth in Hebrew: thus the Spring feast of Passover/ Pascha is conceivably going to over lap with ANY other spring time Pagan festivals which has much similarity to the YHWH God ordained Feast of Passover and it’s concurring celebration of Unleavened Bread.

Yet, Just because it’s a spring time feast named after a Natural Cardinal direction with an association to Sheep, like Passover, doesn’t make it the right Way as prescribed by the Scriptures and Sanctified by God’s Law.

 

Intolerance of Intolerance: Esther (Sabbath Bible Study 12-15(2018)

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Purim Sabbath Bible Study:

Intolerance of Intolerance

 

 

Opening Scriptural Thought:

1Sa_15:7 And Saul smote the Amalekites …

1Sa 15:8 And he took Agag the king of the Amalekites alive, and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword.

1Sa 15:9 But Saul and the people spared Agag, and the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, and of the fatlings, and the lambs, and all that was good, and would not utterly destroy them: but every thing that was vile and refuse, that they destroyed utterly.

1Sa 15:10 Then came the word of the LORD unto Samuel, saying,

1Sa 15:11 It repenteth me that I have set up Saul to be king: for he is turned back from following me, and hath not performed my commandments. And it grieved Samuel; and he cried unto the LORD all night.

1Sa 15:12 And when Samuel rose early to meet Saul in the morning, it was told Samuel, saying, Saul came to Carmel, and, behold, he set him up a place, and is gone about, and passed on, and gone down to Gilgal.

1Sa 15:13 And Samuel came to Saul: and Saul said unto him, Blessed be thou of the LORD: I have performed the commandment of the LORD.

1Sa 15:14 And Samuel said, What meaneth then this bleating of the sheep in mine ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?

1Sa 15:15 And Saul said, They have brought them from the Amalekites: for the people spared the best of the sheep and of the oxen, to sacrifice unto the LORD thy God; and the rest we have utterly destroyed.

1Sa 15:16 Then Samuel said unto Saul, Stay, and I will tell thee what the LORD hath said to me this night. And he said unto him, Say on.

1Sa 15:17 And Samuel said, When thou wast little in thine own sight, wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel, and the LORD anointed thee king over Israel?

1Sa 15:18 And the LORD sent thee on a journey, and said, Go and utterly destroy the sinners the Amalekites, and fight against them until they be consumed.

1Sa 15:19 Wherefore then didst thou not obey the voice of the LORD, but didst fly upon the spoil, and didst evil in the sight of the LORD?

1Sa 15:20 And Saul said unto Samuel, Yea, I have obeyed the voice of the LORD, and have gone the way which the LORD sent me, and have brought Agag the king of Amalek, and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites.

1Sa 15:21 But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief of the things which should have been utterly destroyed, to sacrifice unto the LORD thy God in Gilgal.

1Sa 15:22 And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.

1Sa 15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.

Every year I generally call to remembrance the lawful usage of the book of Esther, as the fulfillment of that which was spoken by YHWH to Moses concerning the Amalekites.

As we know the man and enemy of Judah in the lands of Persia and Media , Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite was of course the descendant of Agag the king of Amalek whom Mordecai’s kinsman King Saul of Israel son of Kish was to destroy according to the word of the YHWH, that is according to the Torah and Samuel.

When we consider the story which comes from the book of Esther we are reading about a struggle, a war which the Law tells us will happen from generation to generation.

Exo_17:16 For he said, Because the LORD hath sworn that the LORD will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.

Of course if we consider our Biblical ethnology or genealogy it is easily seen in

Gen_36:2-12 Esau took his wives of the daughters of Canaan; Adah the daughter of Elon the Hittite…

12…Timna was concubine to Eliphaz Esau’s son; and she bare to Eliphaz Amalek: these were the sons of Adah Esau’s wife.

If we believe the Bible and we trust in the validity of it’s Words we must acknowledge that this war has raged, was raging, and yet rages in one form or another.

By the testimony of the book of Esther we see that when the house of Judah was weakened and suppressed, Amalek saw the opportunity through Haman and struck yet again according to the Word of the LORD at the hindmost parts and weak of Israel, and even prior according to the prophecy spoken of by Isaac in

Gen_27:38-41

And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept.

Gen 27:39 And Isaac his father answered and said unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above;

Gen 27:40 And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy brother (Jacob); and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.

Gen 27:41 And Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing wherewith his father blessed him…

What we have then just considered is a genetic tendency which God proclaims of Esau-Amalek to hate the seed of promise as well, as shall be covered I time to come a calculative tendancy toseize upon the weakness of the Israel of God and smite them from the rear with the full intent to destroy.

Deu 25:17 Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way, when ye were come forth out of Egypt;

Deu 25:18 How he met thee by the way, and smote the hindmost of thee, even all that were feeble behind thee, when thou wast faint and weary; and he feared not God.

I am sure that some will say that this confidants in Scriptural testimony given by God as to why this war between 2 related yet distinct groups exists will not be appreciated, particularly in the light, or darkness rather, of the prominent “coexistence doctrine” and it’s pragmatic enforcement upon particular peoples of the world, namely Patriarchal Christian Europeans.

Now here is an odd thought when considering the world stage showcasing the ideals of tolerance, acceptance and coexistence, with:

What if the war which YHWH God has promised from generation to generation normally is fought by the idea of intolerance?

In other words, what if being intolerant to intolerance like Haman is a ‘civil’ way to go about such a war? A war on ‘intolerance’ is the ‘civilized way’ to create a ‘tolerant’ society on the earth?

Consider, I am going to read the king’s name as it appears in the Greek LXX as Arta-xerxes, as the name Xerxes is the name used in the historical accounts of this king :

Est_3:8 And Haman said unto king Arta-xerxes, There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the people in all the provinces of thy kingdom; and their laws are diverse from all people; neither keep they the king’s laws: therefore it is not for the king’s profit to suffer them.

Est 3:9 If it please the king, let it be written that they may be destroyed: and I will pay ten thousand talents of silver to the hands of those that have the charge of the business, to bring it into the king’s treasuries.

Est 3:10 And the king took his ring from his hand, and gave it unto Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, the Jews’ enemy.

Est 3:11 And the king said unto Haman, The silver is given to thee, the people also, to do with them as it seemeth good to thee.

Est 3:12 Then were the king’s scribes called on the thirteenth day of the first month, and there was written according to all that Haman had commanded unto the king’s lieutenants, and to the governors that were over every province, and to the rulers of every people of every province according to the writing thereof, and to every people after their language; in the name of king Arta-xerxes was it written, and sealed with the king’s ring.

Est 3:13 And the letters were sent by posts into all the king’s provinces, to destroy, to kill, and to cause to perish, all Jews, both young and old, little children and women, in one day, even upon the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar, and to take the spoil of them for a prey.

Now in the books and chapters of the Greek Septuagint which are called Apocrypha on account of their lack of a Hebrew text, offers us an actual transcript of this letter found after this portion of Esther read and still available in a older form of English in the 1611 KJV, it should as well be noted that Josephus in “Antiquities of the Jews”, Book 5:6 has this same letter from his account of Esther.

(13:1) And the following is the copy of the letter; The great king Arta-xerxes writes thus to the rulers and inferior governors of a hundred and twenty-seven provinces, from India even to Ethiopia, who hold authority under him. Ruling over many nations and having obtained dominion over the whole world, I was minded (not elated by the confidence of power, but ever conducting myself with great moderation and gentleness) to make the lives of my subjects continually tranquil, desiring both to maintain the kingdom quiet and orderly to its utmost limits, and to restore the peace desired by all men. But when I had enquired of my counsellors how this should be brought to pass. Haman, who excels in soundness of judgment among us, and has been manifestly well inclined without wavering and with unshaken fidelity, and had obtained the second post in the kingdom, informed us that a certain ill-disposed people is mixed up with all the tribes throughout the world, opposed in their law to every other nation, and continually neglecting the commands of the king, so that the united government blamelessly administered by us is not quietly established. Having then conceived that this nation alone of all others is continually set in opposition to every man, introducing as a change a foreign code of laws, and injuriously plotting to accomplish the worst of evils against our interests, and against the happy establishment of the monarchy; we signified to you in the letter written by Haman, who is set over the public affairs and is our second governor, to destroy them all utterly with their wives and children by the swords of the enemies, without pitying or sparing any, on the fourteenth day of the twelfth month Adar, of the present year; that the people aforetime and now ill-disposed to us having been violently consigned to death in one day, may hereafter secure to us continually a well constituted and quiet state of affairs.

Now, consider the reason for this act and proclamation that it is to not tolerate the intolerant, who will not bow to those the God of Israel deems unworthy of such honor by His very Law, it as well condemns in the heart and mind’s of GOD’S adherents the state religions, as well as the principles of all pantheons of toleration / coexistence doctrine based in polytheism. This is a policy which would if enacted today affect every Christian who would not acknowledge all God’s the king appoints as equal, by bill passed by his government. Who will be effected? Those who believe in a god all kind and caring? One who loves the sinner and hates the sin? Or a God which requires worship and the redemption of the soul by a kiss of allegiance to his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ.

Just think of the face of your favorite politician of tolerance (is there one lacking?) when you read him:

Psa_2:10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.

Psa 2:11 Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

Psa 2:12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little.

Not a doctrine governments wish to hear.

Remember in Esther time, Judah was in the foreign kingdom of Medo-Persia, a kingdom foreign to them, as well as to the people of Amalek. Both people inhabiting a kingdom not their own yet bound by civility, that is the civilized conduct within the government alien to them both. What happens?

The Amalekite reverts to his nature, a nature dispensed upon him by Almighty God, bound in the perfection and sovereignty of His Law, thus vindicating the descendant of Canaanite infused Esau via Amalek, via Agag, via Hamadatha er Haman to do as was foreordained for him to do as a vessel of wrath (as per Rom_9:13-23), Haman and his minority is poised against the people who had followed the lead of King Saul in not obeying the Word of YHWH to be fulfilled in his day as read in 1Samuael.

The pressing question of such tenancy is Why? And to such a question only one answer is fitting and provable, Because it is the will of God!

Just as the reality of nature of the lion and the lamb is dictated by Almighty God so is the reality of Jacob and Esau spoken of clearly in Romans 9, and in the case of Agag vrs. Kish, only a small post captivity representation of Amalek Vrs. Israel, waged in the courts of king’s who desire dominion by tolerance.

So, Intolerance of the intolerant, what does that mean?

As mentioned above, To the Christian It means Church persecution!

Consider how the people of Judah were not forcing others to obey God’s Law in medo-persia. Judah was not even preaching a conversion doctrine to the Medo-Persians.

What was Judah doing?

They were to Haman, considered to be “a certain ill-disposed people…mixed up with all the tribes throughout the world, opposed in their law to every other nation, and continually neglecting the commands of the king, so that the united government blamelessly administered by us is not quietly established.”

Haman said:

Est 3:8 … their laws are diverse from all people; neither keep they the king’s laws: therefore it is not for the king’s profit to suffer them.

So do we in our modern day believe that this promised war from generation to generation has failed? Or do we believe by faith that when those who follow God’s Law are attacked for their unwavering fidelity to the LORD and His Christ are some how not being affected by that proclaimed war?

Regardless of your eschatology or your disregard of biblical Ethnology, the fact remains that in every Christian’s world view they consider themselves to be an heir of God through Christ (Gal 4:7) that is in some way a relative, a kinsman to the son of God, Jesu the Christ, and if that be true you are affected, either by True genetics or by association. This war in our modern day is against Christ, plain and simple, and whoever Amalek is will show him self by the same tenancies he always showes himself by.

The disposition to pick off the stragglers, the feeble, the faint, the weary… because HE DOES NOT FEAR GOD.

In regards to Faith, the first to be hit will not be the strong of faith, it will not be those who march with Moses to meet God and receive His law, but it will be those who straggle behind in the journey not empowered by Faith to effect the Will of God on earth as it is in Heaven…

Rather as the trap is symbiotically set, the doctrine of Tolerance first affects the weak Christians who straggle and murmur against Moses at the rear of the camp, not yet sure if the luxuries of bondage are equal to the receiving of the Kingdom established upon God’s perfection or not? The Feeble like tolerance as much as the Haman(s) of the world, but not to the foreseen end, rather they want a kingdom of God established upon tolerance and NOT upon the Law of God.

But are we called to a Faith of tolerance and co-existent toleration?

Read the first commandment and decide.

This is the progression of the persecution of Christians, and we are in the building of it’s gallows once again.

Consider:

What was the first thing the Roman government enforced upon Christians in the 1st century? Was it to denounce the name of God? No, Was it to get rid of their bibles? No, not at first.

It was a simple pledge of allegiance, the proclamation ‘Caesar is Lord’, Caesar Kurious, that is all you had to say, you just simply had to proclaim the Title of Caesar to be on par with the Lord / Kurious Jesu(s) Christ, that’s it, as a matter of fact all you had to do is obtain a slip of paper signed by your local government official which cited that you had offered a sacrifice of incense to Ceasar…thats it, technically you didn’t even have to offer the sacrifice if you could aquier the paper in some other fashion, but on that paper was your passport from persecusion.

The story is the same, perhaps in the case of Esther however, the of the writ of war by Haman implied that one may simply be put to death for being a descendant of Jacob? But more likely, on account of the Law being the hate of Haman, one may most likely as the Roman case denounce the Law of God and Live, It could have been that simple, just simply give up that archaic law which sets you apart from every one else and join the fight against intolerance!

But what is the admonition of Mordecai to Esther? The best line, perhaps, of admonition in the whole histories of Israel?

Est_4:13 … Esther, Think not with thyself that thou shalt escape in the king’s house, more than all the Judeans.

Est 4:14 For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to Judah from another place; but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?

Here is where we stand, and here is where some of us who could aid in the inevitable deliverance of a remnant stand wavering on tolerance, a tolerance that will not tolerate God’s Law.

Consider once again the dream of Mordecai as found in the 1st Chapter of Esther in the LXX / KJV 1611:

(11:5) Behold a noise of a tumult with thunder, and earthquakes, and uproar in the land.
(11:6) And behold, two great dragons came forth ready to fight, and their cry was great.
(11:7) And at their cry all nations were prepared to battle, that they might fight against the righteous people.

Rev_12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Rev_14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

 

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The month of ABIB is about to start in the coming New Moon!

This means that Feast Celebration is about to commence for the up coming year of 2018/19.

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Remember the Memorial (Sabbath Bible Study 12-8(2018)

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Remember the Memorial

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This winter (2017/18) I have received many questions, as well as received requests to explain how to observe the New Moon, and more importantly to show that the New moon is part of the Sabbath as commanded by the 4th Commandment. On that account this compilation of facts and evidence is offered. Some of the information in this study is overview, and those who keep up with Bro. JS Lowther’s material will have looked at it many times, and have heard it times uncounted, but repetition is an aid to memory.

Yet if some have not listened to the series “What is Time?” (which may be found at renewedcovenantministry.com), or have not looked at the study compilation “Sabbath Logic”, it would be an aid as well to help in reaping some of this information; however, noting is more important than a true study of the Word of YHWH God in the Sincerity of the heart of one pleading for instructions to behold wonderful things from God’s Law.

Because, of the Newness of thought that comes with this information when considering it from a 21st century mind set and culture it is advantageous for the one considering the concept of a Lunar based Sabbath to take a good look at organic laws, specifically from Genesis 1 & 2 in a exploded method: taking time to consider these established principles of the rest of the Scriptural narrative and Law, it is for this reason the preface of this work is serving as well as the definition section for this compilation.

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Preface

Scripture Alone

(Sola Scriptora)

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven

to divide the day from the night;

and let them be

for Signs, and for Seasons, and for Days, and Years:

Genesis 1:14

And on the seventh Day God ended his work which he had made;

and he Sabbathed on the seventh Day from all his work which he had made.

And God blessed the seventh Day, and sanctified it:

Because in it he had Sabbath from all his work which God created and made.

Genesis 2:2-3

Remember the sabbath Day, to keep it holy.

Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:

But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God:

in it thou shalt not do any work,

thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter,

thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle,

nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:

Exodus 20:8-10

It is a Sign between me and the children of Israel for ever:

for in six Days YHWH made heaven and earth,

and on the seventh Day he Sabbathed, and was refreshed.

Exodus 31:17

Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them,

the Seasons of YHWH ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations,

these are My Seasons.

Six Days shall work be done:

but the Seventh Day is the Sabbath of Sabbath, an holy convocation;

ye shall do no work: it is the Sabbath of YHWH in all your dwellings.

Leviticus 23:2-3

Pay attention to the English words above.

Use a concordance and look up the Hebrew and Greek meanings, and continue to do so through out the Scriptures that follows.

Below are James Strong’s Lexicon of the Hebrew Language

The Hebrew characters have been corresponded to Phonetic English equivalent using capitol Roman lettering for direct correspondence.

Signs (H226- אותowth / AUTh- related to H225/H853[- את– AyThApparently contracted from H226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely): – (As such unrepresented in English / with the exception of the word “that”.] (in the sense of appearing); a signal, as a ensign, beacon, monument, omen, prodigy, evidence, etc.: – mark, miracle, (en-) sign, token.)

Seasons (H4150- מועדה מעד מועדmo-ade / MUOD/ MUD- From H3259; properly an appointment, that is, a fixed time or season; specifically a festival; conventionally a year; by implication, an assembly (as convened for a definite purpose); technically the congregation; by extension, the place of meeting; also a signal (as appointed beforehand): – appointed (sign, time), (place of, solemn) assembly, congregation, (set, solemn) feast, (appointed, due) season, (set) time (appointed). This Very important word shall be dealt with in detail below.

Days H3117- יום– yôm / YUM-From an unused root meaning to be hot; a day (as the warm hours), whether literally (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figuratively (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverbially): – age, day, days …(process of) time,

Years ( H8141- שׁנה– shânâh / SaNEh- from H8138 (to fold, that is, duplicate (literally or figuratively; by implication to transmute (transitively or intransitively): – do (speak, strike) again, alter, double;) a year (as a revolution of time).

In Light of the Evidence

By reading the a fore listed verses of Gen 1:14-18 to Genesis 2:2-3, and then to Exodus 20:8-11, and that to Exodus 31:13, and that to Leviticus 23 a pattern should appear based upon Scripture Alone (Sola Scriptora), to teach us to pay attention to the lights in the heaven for the determination of time as it pertains to the creator and His worship, as well as to the creation and their worship of the creator. Time is among the most universal aspects of life, no mater who you are or where you are, or what you are, as a creation you and all things are subject to time, and by such indisputable facts it is irrefutable that as Genesis 1 declares, that subjection is the Rule given to the lights of Heaven by the Creator. Thus, as those who are subject to time, when we chose to redeem that time with Godly Worship, such worship must be allocated by the Law of the Creator as it has been revealed both in the observable heavens and in the revealed Word as found in the Scriptures. We may by using God’s decreed and established ordinances of the Heavens as will never pass away (PS 147) to understand from our location the necessary subjection we must bring ourselves under to align our selves with the the Law of He Who Is (YHWH) God. We have not been left ‘in the dark’ in regards to the prescription of the Sabbath, rather our self will blinds our eyes lest the Eternal light shine to bright.

To the prior point Psalm 104:19 may be understood in the context of the preceding Law which David would have written in accordance with:

Psa_104:19 He appointed the moon for seasons (עשה ירח למועדים) : the sun knoweth his going down.

It is reasonably noted that מועדים / MUODIM is not always in reference to the Sabbath or Feasts, nevertheless, the Sabbath as a MUOD(IM) is always appointed by the function of the moon.

To the contrary, try and keep track of 1 day of choice from the modern ‘week’ of the Gregorian calendar system by using the moon, it will only work for a lunation (Month). It will become apparently obvious that the two systems are not in accord, afact easily seen when considering the Gregorian date of the Catholic festival of Easter. Easter seemingly ‘moves’ from date to date, this is however due to the hybrid nature of Easter as we know it, being part Grego-pagan – based on the 7 day’s of the accepted western week and part psudo-Jewish- based on the accepted 18 year lunar average cycle of the Jews.

Now Rather consider a purely biblical calendar which is in alignment with the heavenly Lights, it is the moon which is used to determine all the appointed Feasts of YHWH God including the Sabbath as seen easily seen in Lev 23 as the first Feast described.

It is important to remember that the English word ‘Feast ‘ as used in the KJV is synonymous with the English word ‘Season(s)’, both are translated from the same Hebrew word MUOD or a variation thereof. This harmony recognizes the MUOD(IM) as being dictated and determined by the moon and sets the system for the following Appointed Feast (MUOD(IM) and Assemblies (cHaG) of Holy Convocation spoken of in Lev 23 by the patterned days of the month: 1st day / 14-15th/21-22nd which through out the Scripture are called Sabbath days.

As seen prior, and that which is an easy point of confusion in the KJV and others translations, The word ‘Feast(s)’ has two different underlying Hebrew words from which it is translated from, but those words are distinct: מועד / MUOD and חג / cHaG. This newly introduced word, cHaG generally follows with the name of the feast, such as ‘The Feast’ of unleavened bread, or ‘The Feast’ of Tabernacles’ .

Seeing the Appointed Seasons and Signs in the lights of Heaven

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.

There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.

Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world…

The Law of YHWH is Perfect,

Converting the soul:

The Testimony of YHWH is Sure, making Wise the simple.

This calendar system described in the verses read prior to this point are able to be seen and constructed by paying attention to it’s order; Psalm 19 tells us that the Heavenly firmament utters a speech and knowledge. The language of the Heavens must then be interpreted through the Scripture to form the foundation of the Natural Heavenly order YHWH has set to decree (Psa_148:1-9) and declare HIS Word through out all the earth accordingly. A large dose of natural reality is the primal tools by which one applies understanding and knowledge, in other words, for one who is unwilling to observe the natural pattern of the creation order set in the lights of heaven as a Testimony to it’s use and concede that God has created the heavenly order which is justifiably God ordained on account of His creation Word alone, their intrinsic nature yet nonetheless established by the written Word of Scriptural Testimony, with out that concession this knowledge is of no bearing, the law of God in and of it self becomes abstract and arbitrary having no firm foundation. Yet for those who do concede to the fact of the creation order and to that concession, the Testimony of the the heavens may be applied to the Scripture to straightly conclude that the Moon’s function in the determination of GOD’s very own Appointed Times, the Speech of the moon as a Heavenly Appointee decrees it’s own testimony for a declaration of the times according to it’s Ordained Order.

Day…a Time Zone

In our modern word men have imagined a non-intrinsic line which has been carefully placed and zigzagged around any lands (such as the Island of Tonga) which it may divide and cause two different days ‘by name’ to occur on the same day’ by sun light’, this line is called the “International date line” it is used to interface with time zones, it is the dividing line men have imagined into recognized existence to cross from one date into another according to the International Calendar called The Gregorian .

Yet in a light based calendar, a date line is never international, you could never cross the line and pass into one day and then put the boat into reverse and go back in to the date you came out of! Rather, a very simple yet God ordained and controlled action separates days, and that separation happens in the literal day you are in.

Just as our modern mind understands the idea of `time zones’ so must the Genesis established mind understand this idea as a concept in a biblical world view by understanding and observing Day and Evening.

To the point right division must be had in order to determine the times of the Sabbaths, to fit into the proper division of days in our specific locality as determined from evening to morning and evening again. Remembering the first mentioned portion of time division Days / Yom (s). This first aspect of the lights are inculcated into the total formula I the dictates of the Sabbath and or the New MOON.

There are two types of ‘days’ (Hebrew:YoM(IM):

  1. The whole Day: YoM (Evening to evening ‘the 24hr’ day)

  2. The light period of Day: YoM

Gen_1:5 shows both the above.

And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night.

And the evening and the morning were the first day.

Seen in the operation of the lights of heaven in the prior 2 points both types of Day are present, Gen 1:5 has the functionary nature of the lights built into the function itself.

Evening and morning are the ordained order of heavenly time as the division of day from night and from day to day, this will happen with in our own locality.

Psalms 104:23 tells that:

(23) Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labor until the evening (ערב / ORaB)

This is not to say that Psalm 104:23 is a direct reference to the Sabbath, but rather to show that every day men normally stop their labor when the dusk of evening sets in, Yet in this same way the 6th day of the week preceding the Sabbath day would end ones labors for the week in Sabbath rest.

The line -Evening

For confirmation that ORaB is referring to Dusk we may also consider:

Proverbs 7:9 In the twilight, in the evening (ערב / ORaB), in the black and dark night:

Nehemiah 4:21 So we laboured in the work: and half of them held the spears from the rising of the morning till the stars appeared.

As well many obvious observation may be seen in the text of Scripture to this point, but it is this simple logic conveyed in these two verses which help to describe Evening from a Biblical perspective. That is when the stars appear, also called twilight or Evening, that is a blending or mixing of light and dark.

In the understanding of a Day, it’s end and beginning can bee clearly seen in Genesis 1, but most importantly this point must be understood by a collective civil body called a Church, with Elders to judge and establish the concept of Days and by such a basis for the MUOD(I) for the local Congregation’s worship for the appointed Seaosns: Sabbath, New Moon and Feast days, a determination which only stands as true when established on the Law of God in harmony with the Appointing of the moon’s seasons with in the Year, to determine what Days the Moon is Appointing as the MUOD(I) of YHWH according to Leviticus 23.

Refresher:

If the words season and feast are both translated from the same Hebrew root word ‘MUOD’, and the lights in the heaven are for seasons (Gen 1:14-18), and seasons are appointed by the moon (Psa_104:19), and the Sabbaths are feasts (Lev 23), and the weekly 7th Day Sabbath sets the (cHaG) feasts that are proclaimed by the Seasons, then the system is to be used as one and the same as YHWH God has Appointed; Moreover if the covenant Sabbath sign as described in Exodus 31:13-17, are the literal signs of the moon’s seasons to be proclaimed by local congregations who share in the same day period from evening to evening for assembly, then the Signs seen in the moon show Seasons or Feasts, and according to the Sun’s agricultural seasons throughout the year the days are assembled upon.

The Sabbath- The Week’s End

In observation of the moon and it’s ‘season’ it will be observed that the moon’s weekly progression, progresses in “phases” which are spaced at a 7 day interval causing ample evidence for the moon’s plural MUOD(IM) of Psalm 104:19 to be used to appoint the MUOD(I) of Lev 23:2’s personal season or feasts of YHWH to be proclaimed by the children of Israel, a proclamation which would be proclaimed according to the Heavenly event which literally happens every month and remembered by a Sign every week/sabbath.

Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep:

for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations;

that ye may know that I YHWH doth sanctify you.

Exodus 31:13

From the Moon is the Sign of Feasts…

Functionally, The apocryphal book of the Wisdom of Jesus the son of Sirach 43:6-10 presents an ancient perspective of a post captivity Israelite, having his text in the LXX Greek we have the ability to also understand this perspective. While some may not respect the books labeled Apocrypha as canon, they must be at least regarded as presenting an ancient perspective; Jesus son of Sirach put it thus as pertaining to the heavenly function:

6 He made the moon also to serve (appear) in her season for a declaration of times, and a sign of the world.

7 From the moon is the sign of feasts, a light that decreaseth in her perfection.

8 The month is called after her name, increasing wonderfully in her changing (Hebrew word for month: cHoDeSh) being an instrument of the armies (Camp pitched) above, shining in the firmament of heaven;

9 The beauty of heaven, the glory of the stars, an ornament, giving light to the highest places of the Lord

10 At the commandment of the holy one they will stand in their order, and never faint in their watches.

One of the ways we can be sure that Sirach originally wrote this book in Hebrew, is that he him self admits so in the opening of this book which was copied by Jesu(s) Sirach’s son. Moreover, in this section the Hebrew word for month is being spoken of and not the Greek (men/month) in regards to the word ‘month’, yet Sirach’s writing is only found at this time in the Greek Septuagint: The Hebrew word on the other hand is cHoDeSh / חדשׁ , meaning to renew: ( Strong’s #H2320-חדשׁ-From H2318-to be new; causatively to rebuild; the new moon.)

From the wisdom of Sirach, we see not only the clock work or the moon but that of the stars with it in the back drop. The moon traveling through the stars in the firmament of Heaven is seen as a camp on high standing watch. The moon and stars work together in Sirach’s mind, and the moon is no doubt the “sign / σημεῖον (LXX G4592) of the feasts / ἑορτῆς (LXX G1859), among those “feasts” of the post captivity Israelite’s was the weekly Sabbath / seventh day as the Law in Leviticus 23 has commanded.

In relation to this point is to show the Greek text of Sirach to use the same words used as in the Septuagint LXX of Lev 23 for (feasts / ἑορτῆς (G1859) and in Exo_31:13-17 ( sign /σημεῖον (G4592). Some may prefer to make no connection to these Greek words, but the evidence is becoming overwhelming.

As the moon makes declaration of time, it must therefore be a declaration of the week and thus of the Sabbath.

The Declaration

If Lev_23:1-12 seats the Sabbath as a Feast and / or Season, and names specific Sabbaths of Convocation or cHaG, as are named, the Sabbaths with in it should be able to show the weekly seventh day by a holistic pattern or system (simple Algebra):

Starting with the earliest daily date given in the list, to allow Sirach’s statement explain it self, Considert the feasts of the 1st month, on the 14th day at even is reckoned as the 15th day of the month, just as the 21st at even is the 22nd day at evening as well, yet this shows the order of Sabbatical observation in relation to the lunar month. Also, as seen in the first month so is the 7th month, yet this Month begins it’s explanation from the 7th New Moon called The Feast of Trumpets which is the 1st day of the 7th month. Directly after this date the next date in the 7th month is the again the 15th day with the 22nd following and ending the Feast of Tabernacles. This Law of Seasonal Rememberance was placed in the Law for our instruction and furnishing (1 Tim 3:16), the lesson is to see Israel’s Feasts as the key to YHWH’s Calendar which is Observably seen throughout the earth and declared from the heavens.

Special Notice: “at even(ing)” reckoning brings in understanding the daily use of evening throughout the Scriptures and specifically in Leviticus 23 these two ways are referenced to show how there are two ways to understand the same day using the evening time zone.

Remember / זכור

(ZiKUR)

The Sabbath day, to keep it holy…

by THE

NEW MOON

Num 10:2 Make thee two trumpets of silver; of a whole piece shalt thou make them: that thou mayest use them for the calling of the assembly, and for the journeying of the camps.

Num 10:3 And when they shall blow with them, all the assembly shall assemble themselves to thee at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

Num 10:4 And if they blow but with one trumpet, then the princes, which are heads of the thousands of Israel, shall gather themselves unto thee.

Num_10:10 Also in the day of your gladness, and in your solemn days, and in the beginnings of your months, ye shall blow with the trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; that they may be to you for a memorial (זכרון /ZiKRUN) before your God: I am the LORD your God.

The trumpet was blown to assemble the people, a fact attested to in the Memorial of the blowing of the trumpet on the 1st day of the 7th month, the Feast of Trumpets prior discussed:

Lev 23:24 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.

Two things should be noted:

1st. The1st day (new moon) of the 7th month is a memorial of the blowing of the trumpets.

2nd. A Trumpet is commanded to blown on every 1st day of the month, (begging of the month or New moon)

Many arguments are fueled by the questions address below:

Q. why would YHWH recommend a sabbath on a new moon if every new moon is a ‘Sabbath’ and has already been a ‘sabbath’ since creation?

A. The evidence from the text ALSO commands that the trumpet be blown as a MEMORIAL on the new moon this was to be done according to Numbers 10:10 EVERY new moon, thus the same answer is found in the text for both questions, it is because it is for a Memorial, that is so Israel Remembers:

H2146 זכרון / ZiKRUN From H2142; ZiKUR the two words are the same, one being the memorial or remembrance it self, the other being the remembering.

At this point there should be no doubt that the reason for ZiKUR’s use is in connection with:

Exo 20:8 Remember (ZiKUR) the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

Exo 20:9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:

Exo 20:10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God…

As the scope of Leviticus 23 is the Sabbatical Feasts in it Yearly cycle, thus

The 4th commandment could just as well say make Memorialize the sabbath day to keep it holy

The law of the feast of trumpets is the template to Memorialize or Remember the new moon’s role in the Sabbath.

The below monthly sabbath cycle of 9 example months are a common way the sabbath may cause remembrance by the new moon.

It is important to remember that the 4th Commandment does not legislate 1 day of sabbath / rest, but 6 days of work, thus the Biblical and Heavenly culture engendered by the Law of YHWH God looks at the week as to include the extended feastival holiday of the New Moon from the 28th day at evening, the 29th day until the end or evening of the 1st day or New Moon, this causes the work week to pick back up on the 2nd day of the month Every Month to continue the specified 6 day work week the newt 4 weeks.

That which is underlined are Sabbaths ‘week-ends’, which include the New moon.

23 24 25 26 27 28 29 1

2 3 4 5 6 7 8

10 11 12 13 14 15

16 17 18 19 20 21 22

23 24 25 26 27 2 8 29 30 1

2 3 4 5 6 7 8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15

16 17 18 19 20 21 22

23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 1

2 3 4 5 6 7 8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15

16 17 18 19 20 21 22

23 24 25 26 27 28 29 1

2 3 4 5 6 7 8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15

16 17 18 19 20 21 22

23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 1

2 3 4 5 6 7 8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15

16 17 18 19 20 21 22

23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 1

2 3 4 5 6 7 8

9 10 11 12 13 14 15

16 17 18 19 20 21 22


Though the New Moon starts the New Month it is the end of the Week and part of the Sabbath and not one of the 6 work days.

CHART

This is only an example of six lunar months with the Sabbath being remembered.

By using the lunar cycle according to the template given in Leviticus 23, particularly in reference to the memorial of the New Moon of the 1st day and the continuation of the 7 day weeks unto the 15th day and then the 22nd day of the month for the weekly Sabbath, albeit to set the feasts of Israel, it as well shows the Heavenly decreed, yet biblically grounded Calendar of every sign, season, day and year.

Remembering the end of the working week by Sabbath every month evidently includes the time of the New Moon following the 29th day, a continuation of the 7 day week proceeding the 22nd day prior mentioned. and this in conjunction with the 4th Commandment are we able to see the value of the new moon as not only a transition from new month to new month but as a Remembrance point for the weekly Sabbath, and seeing the Sabbath it self as a completion or a fulfillment of time; and thus, in effect the feast of the new moon is seen as the sabbath to the month it self as it’s end, followed by the first day of the moonth, the new moon of the next month come, it is a rest and a new beginning in keeping the sabbath regulated. As well in this way is the Commandment strictly followed, 6 days shalt thou work…with only one exception on the day of soul affliction of the 10th day of the 7th month, the day of Atonement is the only day in the Whole Year that will have a Sabbath of rest out side of the lunar cycle, which due to it’s afflictive nature stands to reason. Unlike using a non-light based day, such as ‘saturn’s day or sun’s day’ allowing the appointed seasons of the moon will not break the fourth Commandment.

Shew Bread

Shows the Sabbath

The law recognized the New Moon as part of the Sabbath of the people of Israel, the show bread alter witnesses this through out Scripture, starting in the Law the New Moon and the Sabbath are the day(s) mentioned for the setting out of the shew bread. This is yet another element to prove the ordering and to ‘shew’ the formula from the all of the prior mentioned verses based upon Genesis Organic Laws of the 4th creation day with the Commandments and statutes of the 4th Commandment as a way to know the Realistic Word of God.

  • Lev_24:5-9 :Shew bread to be set in order on the Sabbath

And thou shalt take fine flour, and bake twelve cakes thereof… And thou shalt set them in two rows, six on a row, upon the pure table before YHWH. And thou shalt put pure frankincense upon each row, that it may be on the bread for a memorial, even an offering made by fire unto YHWH. Every sabbath he shall set it in order before YHWH continually, being taken from the children of Israel by an everlasting covenant… (Lev_24:5-9)

  • Exo_40:17-24: Shew bread to be set in order on the New Moon

And it came to pass in the first month in the second year, on the first day of the month (And it came to pass in the first month, in the second year after their going forth out of Egypt, at the new moon

Moses reared up the tabernacle…And he put the table in the tent of the congregation, upon the side of the tabernacle northward, without the vail. And he set the bread in order upon it before YHWH; as YHWH had commanded Moses…

(Exo_40:17-24 Brenton-LXX)

1Sa 20:5 And David said unto Jonathan, Behold, to morrow is the new moon, and I should not fail to sit with the king at meat: but let me go, that I may hide myself in the field unto the third day at even.

1Sa 20:18-19 Then Jonathan said to David, To morrow is the new moon: and thou shalt be missed, because thy seat will be empty. And when thou hast stayed three days, then thou shalt go down quickly, and come to the place where thou didst hide thyself…

1Sa 20:24 So David hid himself in the field: and when the new moon was come, the king sat him down to eat meat.

1Sa 20:25 And the king sat upon his seat, as at other times, even upon a seat by the wall: and Jonathan arose, and Abner sat by Saul’s side, and David’s place was empty.

1Sa 20:27 And it came to pass on the morrow, which was the second day of the month…KJV

(Scholars and professers of the Hebrew text as well as Jerome’s Vulgate written in Latin agree to the understanding which is present in the Bishops Bible, as follows:

1Sa_20:27 But on the morowe, whiche was the second day of the newe moone, Dauids place was emptie againe …

The Hebrew text reads החדשׁ the new moon / the month + השׁני the second

In other words, the Hebrew text does not use the common expression generally used throughout the Hebrew Text. Just to head off opposition: this exact Hebrew phrase is used to refer to the literal ‘Second month’ 4 times in scripture, but the context of 1 Samuel 20:27 is entirely unable to accommodate this meaning, as the context shows an obvious 2 days David missed meat, as well as the time scheduled by David and Johnathan.

In the Hebrew Scriptures the day of the month is preceded or succeeded by the number or name of the month, as is seen in the following two examples:

Lev_23:34 Speak to the children of Israel, saying, On the fifteenth day of this seventh month, there shall be a feast of tabernacles seven days to the Lord.

1Ki_12:32 And Jeroboam ordained a feast in the eighth month, on the fifteenth day of the month, like unto the feast that is in Judah, and he offered upon the altar. So did he in Bethel, sacrificing unto the calves that he had made: and he placed in Bethel the priests of the high places which he had made.

The Next part of the Story

1Sa_21:4-6 : Shew Bread Set in order after a 2 day New Moon

1Sa 21:5 And David answered the priest, and said unto him, Of a truth women have been kept from us about these three days, since I came out, and the vessels of the young men are holy, and the bread is in a manner common, yea, though it were sanctified this day in the vessel. So the priest gave him hallowed bread: for there was no bread there but the shew-bread, that was taken from before YHWH, to put hot bread in the day when it was taken away.

(1Sa 21:4-6 KJV)

When seeing that the men had kept themselves from women for three days, we know from the previous chapter that it was on account of the Sabbath and New Moon, especial to the sacrificial aspect which was being administrated at that time, yet in this instance. This is evidence to the point that the New moon of 1 Samuael 20 was in conjunction with the Sabbath of Leviticus 24 in support of Exodus 40.

Extra food for thought

Christ picking Grain on a New Moon Sabbath?

Luk 6:1 And it came to pass on the second sabbath after the first, (see chart on a 29th day sabbath followed by the 1st day of New Moon)

that he went through the corn fields; and his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands.

Luk 6:2 And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days?

Luk 6:3 And Jesus answering them said, Have ye not read so much as this, what David did, when himself was an hungred, and they which were with him;

Luk 6:4 How he went into the house of God, and did take and eat the shewbread, and gave also to them that were with him

How to Observe the New Moon as part of the Sabbath

Remembering the Sabbath to understand the New Moon, And in symbiosis, we must Remember the New Moon to know the Sabbath;

In this way Genesis 2 shows us that the first sabbath available for man based on God’s light time is the first sabbath after ‘In the beginning’ or in Hebrew the ‘B’RoSth’, that is ‘In the Head’ of time, the New Moon in Hebrew is also called the RoS H’cHoDeS or ‘Heading the Renewed Moon’ which as the hands of a clock easily give example, the New Moon preceded the first day of creation which occurred before the first working day of God in direct harmony with the prior sentiment of the workings of the Monthly Sabbath.

Thus, Adam man had reckoned time from the 8th day if the account is to be taken literal, the first Sabbath seen by Adam Man was the first quarter / waxing half moon.

If we as Adam were to start looking at the weeks from the half moon as the first sabbath sign, we would then have the following Sabbath as a full moon, and the next weekly Sabbath as a last quarter / waning half moon, the final weekly Sabbath to come is that of the waning crescent in continuance with new moon.

As seen in the Example chart of the Monthly Sabbath, the Sabbath in connection with the Feast of the New Moon may cause the Feast to last 3 or 2 days, that is 1 day given for the weekly Sabbath on the 29th day of the month in connection with either 1 day of New Moon on the 1st day of the next month after the 29th day of the last, OR a 30th day of celebration in connection with the last Sabbath of the month as well adjoined to the 1st day of the Month, resembling a 3 day weekend, only with the work week resuming thereafter with the Commanded 6 days of labor.

David and Johnathan knew the coming week end had a 3 day observation, 29th, 30th and 1st day before it had happened, how did they know that, they didn’t wait to see the crescent to make plans, there was no NASA, no calendar from the bank or an app?

They used knowledge and understanding, we are in need of today.

HERE is a POSSIBLE way they predicted the duration of the coming New Moon before it happens from a simple and ancient perspective: This particular approach assumes an individual is away from an observant local Assembly (this would not be the case with David and Johnathan).

The observant can start at what ever sign he see’s in the heavens prior to the last quarter / waning crescent and the New Moon, mark the first quarter and /or the full moon as Sabbath. Using the day of whatever sign (half or full) as the weekly Sabbath falling within the day between the two evening, one evening to begin and the following to end the Sabbath day of that quarterly sign (half or full moon). There after the observant should work for six days and rest one thereafter for Sabbath. The prior described seven day week is followed up to the last quarter / waning half moon: The moon will Not be seen in the evening sky during this Sabbath day, rather it will be seen at night, from solar marked midnight untill solar marked noon (not according to your wall clock!) of the Sabbath day, it is at the prior described time when the moon is observed that one may notice if the moon has a pronounced bulged (having more light) or is pronounced Concave (having less light), there will also be times which are very close to a near half and in such cases further judgment must be used.

Yet for the obvious:

  • In the case of the Sabbath moon having a pronounced concave sign it is generally safe to assume that the next Sabbath to come after six working days will be followed by 1 day of New Moon Celebration, thus the 29th and the 1st day are connected as a ‘two day week end’.

  • In the case of the Sabbath moon observation on the same last quarter / waning half moon has a pronounced bulge in it the sign it is generally safe to assume that the next Sabbath to come after six working days will be followed by the Sabbath on the 29th day followed in connection with 2 days of Celibration on the 30th and the 1st day, giving a ‘3 day week end’, there after the 2nd day of the month after the New Moon week end will begin as always the work week of 6 working days according to the 4th Commandment.

  • Caution!

If the first crescent moon is seen in the westward evening sky AT EVENING the feast and celebration of the New Moon is over and on the very next day (after evening) working days commence for 6 days there after reestablish the system for the next four weeks (6 working days and 1 sabbath day, with the final Sabbath day being intimately and insuperably connected to the New Moon).

  • It is worthy to note that, due to the ancient ways of observing the moon as to determine the coming calendar month, the day predicted by the method described to be the 30th day Must have been kept as part of the Sabbath, this would allow for the sighting of the first crescent in the evening sky which would signal the end of the New Moon festival, as described. Thus causing the day presumed to be the 30th to be in actuality the 1st and as such, it was rather the beginning of the month to come.

  • Now that we have have modern technology it raises many questions as far what day is the new moon, especially when the conjunction, that is when the moon is exactly in alignment with the sun, if that is the exact time of new moon (HoDeSh)? The technical questions arise from thinking of the moon as the hands of a clock, and this is a perfectly acceptable way to arrange the thoughts in our mind, as long as we remember that multiple hands on the heavenly clock to not align as our man made clock; rather on the heavenly clock, one hand will pass it’s appointed point (evening, new moon, new year), but the reckoning is not reckoned until all the hands have passed the appointed time as well.

In other words, if the New moon occurs early in the day, that day it occurs on is accounted as the last day of the last month, while After evening comes the new moon or new month; as well if we were to be considering the new year, it would not commence until the last day of the last month of the prior year was ended.

Technology, such as calculation, programs and now common Apps make reckoning the New Moon so easy, but it is important to not forget that we must not surrender the knowledge and understanding by which we observe the Heavens to a calculator.

List of new moon / sabbath

2 Kings 4:23;

1 Chronicles 23:31;

2 Chronicles 2:4; 8:13; 31:3;

Nehemiah 10:33;

Isaiah 1:13; 66:23;

Ezekiel 45:17; 46:1,3;

Hosea 2:11;

Amos 8:5;

Colossians 2:16;

Judith 8:6;

1 Maccabees 10:34;

Continued Logic to consider

In trying to understand the connection between the moon and the sabbath we must see that the root words for the word sabbath and seven / sabyoy are in the understanding of

These are the Strong’s numbers for the word שׁבת SaBaTh

(Here is an example of a composite definition, in so much as all the listed words are in essence the same in meaning, having no difference in the ancient texts): H7674, H7675, H7676: H7673 שׁבת saw-bath’ A primitive root; to repose, that is, desist from exertion; properly session, Infinitive of H3427 (ישׁב ya-shab-To sit down (specifically as judge, in ambush, in quiet); by implication to dwell, to remain; causatively to settle, to marry: – (make to) abide (-ing), continue, (cause to, make to) dwell (-ing), ease self, endure, establish) ,rest, interruption, cessation: – cease, sit still, loss of time…

Notice that the general meaning is to “stop where you are” or “settle down”.

Said above is that ya-shab is the infinitive, that is the action of the verb, and thus S(h)aB being the root, and common parent word of both sab(b)ath and Ya-shab: This then leads us to: שׂבעS(h)aBA / S(h)aBO being numbered : H7646, H7647, H7648, H7649 / H7650, H7651 / H7620 , H7637.

The first four numbers are understood to mean: being full, filled or satisfied: full of year or days, satisfied with bread, etc…

The meaning above as the parent word should make perfect sense in the composite understanding, that is when one”settles down”, as when he is “full of year or days” as in when one is older, as well as when he is full in the sense of being satisfied in life.

Relating to our topic: The seventh day or rather the last / fulfillment of a week: H7620 –שׁבוּע / שׁבעS(h)aBWA/ S(h)aBA – Properly passive participle of H7650 as a denominative of H7651; literally sevened, that is, a week (specifically of years): – seven, week.

The word S(h)aBoWA listed above is used in many different contexts, most dealing with what we call in English ‘weeks’, yet the biblical Hebrew understanding of a S(h)aBWA is not that which a week represents in the ‘calendar’ system of the modern world: a seven day count. Rather it is a fullness or completion of a portion of time, and as so it represents a very important point of this compilation, that is that the Sabbath is an oath God has sworn. The number H7637 – שׁבעי / שׁביעיS(h)aBYAY / S(h)aBAY –Ordinal from H7657; seventh. This word which is closely related to it’s partner S(h)aBWA in the above word groups.שׁביעי is the very word used in Gen 2:2-3 as well as in vertually every place the words “seventh day/ month/ year” occur, the word is used and rendered “swore / swear”, mentioned above, Gen 50:5, Ex 13:19 are a couple easy to see examples of the many times it is thus rendered so.

Hearing by THE WORD of GOD pt.4 (Sabbath Bible Study 11-29(2018)

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THE WORD : of GOD

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ReCap of the last 3 messages:

In the beginning of this message it was my aid to establish the Word of God as as YHWH’s own Testimony which he sent through his inspired prophets to give us the book we call the Bible, that is literally Israel’s Scriptures. In establishing the Canon or Rule of Biblical Faith, I had hoped to lay out some simple guidelines to help in studying the Scriptures in a more systematic way, based of facts of the texts and evidence offers by context as well as the relevant Natural witness which all me use to view the world around them; this was given to help us understand why we should have systematic way to establish our Faith. From that Logic the Word made flesh develops in our confession of mouth as well as in our heart by faith, as well as to give repentance for the Israel of God scattered among the Gentiles or Nation, those to whom Christ came to make of twain one New Man as specified in the parties of the New Covenant ‘the houses of Israel and of Judah, that is the Judean Nation as well as the Israelite Nation scattered through out the Greek speaking world (as evident by the Greek Septuagint and Greek New Testament).

Yet, if there is any weight at all which I fully wish to come from this message and study, it that The Scriptures, their testimony, and It’s Logic is the Logic of the WORD of God and it’s Law can not be stripped away from the man Jesu(s) Christ in his perfect life, in his redemptive death, nor in the power of His resurrection. The context of the Scriptures is Christ’s Context, the People of the Scriptures are Christ’s people, the morality or cognition of YHWH God’s perfect Law is the Law of Christ, the Christ, Messiah or Anointed of the Scripture is Christ himself. And by this calculation: The works of the Law which are from the WORD of God are to be perfected in the life of Biblical Christians, those are the Anointed. Here is our Faith according to the New Covenant / Testament.

True Faith

True Religion

The whole and total message of the Word of God is the foundation and Head of our Belief, most would in the last statement say ‘the foundation and head of our Faith’, limiting the understanding to the sanctimonious noun by which we interchange with ‘our religion’, which in a non-ignorant use of the words faith and religion, they both would carry the same verity as ‘what one truly believes’ and as such swapping the sanctimonious and vain noun we often use as religious Christians for the true and sincere belief as described in the scriptures.

If I could repeal the ignorance of the use of the word Religion to it’s moral sense and it’s original Latin interchange in to the Belief of Christ: I would cite Noah Websters 1828 as the understanding all people who call on the Name of Christ should have:

L. religio, from religo, to bind anew; re and ligo, to bind.

1. Religion, in its most comprehensive sense, includes a belief in the being and perfections of God, in the revelation of his will to man, in man’s obligation to obey his commands, in a state of reward and punishment, and in man’s accountableness to God; and also true godliness or piety of life, with the practice of all moral duties. It therefore comprehends theology, as a system of doctrines or principles, as well as practical piety; for the practice of moral duties without a belief in a divine lawgiver, and without reference to his will or commands, is not religion.

 

Rom_10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not Trusted? and how shall they Trust in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

Rom 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

Rom_10:16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath Trusted our report?

Rom_10:17 So then Trust cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.


Rom_10:18 But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.

Rom_10:19 But I say, Did not Israel know? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.

Rom 10:20 But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me.

Rom 10:21 But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient (resisting persuasionG544 – A-Peith-oun-ta /untrusting) and gainsaying people.

Isa_65:2 I have stretched forth my hands all day to a disobedient and gainsaying people, to them that walked in a way that was not good, but after their sins.

Rom 11:1 I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.

Rom 11:2 God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying,

Rom 11:3 Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life.

Rom 11:4 But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to Baal.

Rom 11:5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.

Rom 11:6 And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.

Rom 11:7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded

Rom_11:8 (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.

Blindness and Slumber hearts, void of Faith

Deu_29:4 Yet YHWH hath not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day.

 

Rom_11:9 And David saith, (Now let me offer one again a holistic approach to understanding this specific text by starting the verse prior to Paul’s quote, an act which Paul and all NT writers expected his readers to consult, he obviously did not have an email address or even a type writer, or even a lined piece of paper bought from the store, No, Every one used papyrus and ink, that is papyri leaves pressed and dried and ink from a plant or else where to write, thus the writers of the epistles only cite pertinent portions of the context in which they expected their reader(s) to consult and ponder.

Psa 69:21 They gave me also gall for my food, and made me drink vinegar for my thirst. Mat_27:34

As seeing this application by the witnesses of the fulfillment of this psalm, we may apply the knowledge hereafter to those who will not except that Word of Faith That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt Trust in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

Thus, upon the rejection of this faith Paul expounds upon the prophecy of David which was built upon the promises of God’s Law:

Psa 69:22 Let their table before them be for a snare, and for a recompense, and for a stumbling-block.

Psa 69:23 Let their eyes be darkened that they should not see; and bow down their back continually.

Psa 69:24 Pour out thy wrath upon them, and let the fury of thine anger take hold on them.

Psa 69:25 Let their habitation be made desolate; and let there be no inhabitant in their tents:

Psa 69:26 Because they persecuted him whom thou hast smitten; and they have added to the grief of my wounds.

Psa 69:27 Add iniquity to their iniquity; and let them not come into thy righteousness.

Psa 69:28 Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and let them not be written with the righteous.

Psa 69:29 I am poor and sorrowful; but the salvation of thy countenance has helped me.

Psa 69:30 I will praise the name of my God with a song, I will magnify him with praise;

Psa 69:31 and this shall please God more than a young calf having horns and hoofs.

Psa 69:32 Let the poor see and rejoice; seek the Lord diligently, and ye shall live.

Psa 69:33 For the Lord hears the poor, and does not set at nought his fettered ones.

Zeal-ous and Jealous

Desiring the knowledge of God

… I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.

Rom_11:11 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy.

Rom 11:12 Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness?

Rom 11:13 For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office:

Rom 11:14 If by any means I may provoke to emulation (ABP+ if by any means I should provoke to jealousyG3863 -para-Zealous) them which are my flesh, and might save some of them.

Life from the Dead

(Chose Life)

Rom_11:15 For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?

Rom 11:16 For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.

Rom 11:17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;

Rom 11:18 Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.

Rom 11:19 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in.

Rom 11:20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:

Rom 11:21 For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.

Rom 11:22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.

Rom 11:23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again.

Rom 11:24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?

Rom 11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

Rom 11:26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:

Rom 11:27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.

And at this point I with to end with this citation from the New Covenant.

This is the scope of Christ’s ministry in the flesh, his forgiveness offered by His blood shed upon the cross, and the power of his resurrection, to wit the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead? Rom_11:15

Hearkening back to the words of Paul in the prior Chapters, which I hope those who follow this message have looked back on:

Rom_6:1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?

Rom 6:2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

Rom 6:3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?

Rom 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

Rom 6:5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:

Rom 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

Rom 6:7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.

Rom 6:8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:

Rom 6:9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.

Rom 6:10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.

Rom 6:11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Rom 6:12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.

Rom_10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not Trusted? and how shall they Trust in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

Rom 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

Rom_10:16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath Trusted our report?

Rom_10:17 So then Trust cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Who is Israel in Reality?

THE WORD pt.3 : Of Trust (Sabbath Bible Study 11-22(2018)

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The WORD pt.3 :

Of Trust

Open to:

Heb_2:9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.

Heb 2:10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.

Heb 2:11 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,

Heb 2:12 Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.

Heb 2:13 And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me.

Heb 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;

Heb 2:15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

Heb_2:16 For verily he took not on angels; but he took on the seed of Abraham.

Heb 2:17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.

As mentioned here is the seed of Abraham :

Isa_41:8 But thou, Israel, art my servant Jacob, and he whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraam, whom I have loved:

Isa 41:9 whom I have taken hold of from the ends of the earth, and from the high places of it I have called thee, and said to thee, Thou art my servant; I have chosen thee, and I have not forsaken thee.

When the writer of Hebrews speaks of the seed of Abraham his is speaking of this verse and the context of it. Like the giving of the Word of God to Israel, based upon Gen_15:1 which promised the Word of YHWH God as a reward and a shield of protection to Abraham, Abraham’s seed recieved both the Oracle’s of God as well as the Word made flesh according to the Promise and promises made to their fathers. Our Brother Paul discribes of his brothers and kinsmen according to the flesh

Rom_9:4 Which are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service, and the promises;

Rom 9:5 Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.

It is that when we speak of the Word of God or the Bible we are speaking of Israel’s Scripture, this is part of the Abraham’s promise given as an inheritance, and this is also why we can not speak of the bible with out it’s chosen people coming into focus, and as Paul proclaimed to the Roman’s it is of Israel that Christ came in the flesh.

In the past 2 messages a heavy emphasis has been placed upon the validity, canonicy and perfection of YHWH God’s Word. Citing that from the Creation of Genesis to the time of Christ, overflowing into writing of the Apostles and beyond, the whole of the Message of Scripture is contained in the Manifestation of the Word made flesh, the son of YHWH GOD the Father, the man Jesus Christ.

It is by this understanding given in the entirety of the Testaments of Scripture that we can fully comprehend, if it is possible, the reason for Christ’s coming and the Words manifestation in the flesh. By such emphasis of the person of the Word, the character of Jesus Christ becomes inseparable from the context of Holy Writ, the manifold declarations of both the prophets and the Apostles of Christ’s perfect life by YHWH the Father’s standards, that is by His Law the unanimous impact of the revealed perfection of this Son of God is acknowledged. The fully twined Holy Spirit of the Scripture giving conception to the flesh of Christ is in an of it self comprehensible to our mind, yet the purpose is fully comprehensible, the being which was brought forth as described as the Word made Flesh has a holistic narrative which focused upon the people the Father has been focusing on since YHWH’s choice of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

When John the apostle tells us of Caiaphas the high priest’s prophecy in:

Joh_11:51-52… that Jesus should die for that nation;

Joh 11:52 And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad.

To this, undoubtedly was made in the mention of:

Joh_1:11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

Joh 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe / Trust on his name:

Joh 1:13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

Joh 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us

A whole context is set for this Word made flesh, an expectation of regathering in one

That while Christ was literally in the flesh for this gathering according to:

Rom_8:3 For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:

Rom 8:4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

This Sanctification by the received and engrafted Word, sees the same scope the entirety of the Scripture prior spoke of and clearly proclaimed as the focus of the New Covenant:

Consider the literal and realistic verbiage of the New Covenant as found in Heb_8:8 and Jer_31:31 in direct correspondence to this message given by Paul the Apostle fo the Gentiles, namely:

Heb_8:8 For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:

This is a hard message, the logic of a people of a particular group who responds to the totality of the Word coming in flesh by the life altering reception of Jesu the Christ is Sanctification, and that people are the scope of the Word of Faith/the Word of Trust. That is in the same place the Word of Faith is to tack residence, is the place the Law of God was to take residence, is the place where Christ is to take residence, all of this can not fit in to the heart, mind and soul unless they are all trusted and settled as one Logical message: the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. ( Jas_1:20-25 )

Here is where sola scriptora (only scripture) begins to bear it’s weight, and the ethical response begins to get weighed against the Scriptures in the balance of truth. Is the testimony of Scripture alone truly sufficient to stand as the word of Faith, the word we trust above all else and in opposition to a world which hates it?

Expository Study of Romans ch. 10

Return to Romans 10 and begin to look at the context of the chapter in exposition, showing this reconciliation which MUST be settled to establish Trust or Faith, Belief in the Word of God. (It would do those well who have not recently read Paul’s epistle to the Roman’s to go back and consider the context of this writing before they judge this matter which is to be presented, as well it would do those who are first listening.)

Rom 10:1 Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.

(It is indisputable that Israel is the focus of this chapter, and that of Israel’s salvation.)

Rom_10:2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.

Rom_10:3 For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.

Notice how Paul describes Israel, definitionaly, not much different than the Church of today…

What is God’s Righteousness?

Deu_6:25 And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before the LORD our God, as he hath commanded us.

Psa_119:142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.

Just these 2 verses show that Righteousness according to God’s Holy standard is by Righteous Law, His True Law, this is by God’s own standards.

What then are these people of Israel being condemned for? For being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God… Paul is not describing Law keeping, but rather a people who ESTablish their own Justification, there own right-ness! and at that NOT according to knowledge…

What is God’s Knowledge?

Psa_119:66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments.

Pro_1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge

This description seems to place knowledge and righteousness as contemporaries to the one who believes, or trusts the commandments, and who fears the LORD YHWH, and who excepts the Law as the truth, and who observes the commadments, that is by a Scripture Alone definition that is if we submit our selves to the righteousness of God and not to our own establishment, these are the answers given by scripture.

Rom_10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one Trusting.

Rom 10:5 For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.

In the KJV English this verse makes perfect sense with the context we have so far extracted by Scriptural definition, that is as the word implies in it’s standard use, as cited in the Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge commentary “the end: τελος (Telos) [Strong’s G5056], the object, scope, or final cause; the end proposed and intended.”

In other words ‘end’ does not indicate ‘Termination’ or a ‘Finnish’, but rather the goal, yet this verse is often improperly implied by it’s modern understanding in that way. Rather, Christ as the object, scope or final cause was the intention of the Law’s Righteousness, insomuch as Christ did those things and lived in them! It is so for those of us who have Trust, that is that we have received Him as the perfect Christ come in the flesh, we see Him as the end means the whole conclusion of the Law, Christ was the perfection of God’s Law.

Now here is the Word of Faith, this is the very place of the word of Trust!

Rom 10:6 But the righteousness which is of Trust speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:)

Rom 10:7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)

Rom_10:8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of Trust, which we preach;

This is the place where the context of this whole matter is absorbed into the Revelation of the Word of Trust, a word which Paul teaches from the Law! Here we are called to the context of the Word of God Paul is teaching Israel from to show the context of Roman’s 10 and that is with in the scope of Deuteronomy 30:

An Exposition with in the Exposition

Here is the very context Paul is writing from to his Israelite Brothers and kinsmen in Rome:

Deu_30:1 And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations (Gentiles), whither the LORD thy God hath driven thee,

Deu 30:2 And shalt return unto the LORD thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul;

Deu 30:3 That then the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath scattered thee.

Deu 30:4 If any of thine be driven out unto the outmost parts of heaven, from thence will the LORD thy God gather thee, and from thence will he fetch thee:

Deu 30:5 And the LORD thy God will bring thee into the land which thy fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it; and he will do thee good, and multiply thee above thy fathers.

Deu 30:6 And the LORD thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.

Deu 30:7 And the LORD thy God will put all these curses upon thine enemies, and on them that hate thee, which persecuted thee.

Deu 30:8 And thou shalt return and obey the voice of the LORD, and do all his commandments which I command thee this day.

Deu 30:9 And the LORD thy God will make thee plenteous in every work of thine hand, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy land, for good: for the LORD will again rejoice over thee for good, as he rejoiced over thy fathers:

Deu 30:10 If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the law, and if thou turn unto the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.

Deu 30:11 For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off.

Deu 30:12 It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?

Deu 30:13 Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?

Deu 30:14 But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.

Deu 30:15 See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil;

Deu 30:16 In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.

Deu 30:17 But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them;

Deu 30:18 I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it.

Deu 30:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:

Deu 30:20 That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.

Back to Romans 10

Rom_10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt Trust in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

Rom 10:10 For with the heart man Trusts unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Rom_10:11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever Trusts on him shall not be ashamed.

Rom 10:12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.

Rom 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

THE WORD Pt.2: Of BELIEF (Sabbath Bible Study 11-15(2018)

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THE WORD PT.2:

OF BELIFE

(Belief)

For this study have changed the word entirely to believe or belief when quoting from the scripture. Thus every time the the word translated from pist-os, pistue, is seen I shall read Believe or belief regardless of how the English words it.

Rom_10:8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of Belief, which we preach;

Rom 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt Believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

Rom 10:10 For with the heart man Believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Rom_10:11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever Believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

The Canon

As was discussed in the last message, our Faith in the Spoken and written Word of YHWH God is of paramount importance, and our understanding as to why the books we call Canon, the word Canon refers to an understanding of a rule as we use the word today, that is a measurement and a rule of law

kan-ohn’ G2583

From κάνη kanē (a straight reed, that is, rod); a rule (“canon”), that is, (figuratively) a standard (of faith and practice); by implication a boundary, that is, (figuratively) a sphere (of activity): – line, rule.

The related root of this common word used in the Biblical realm is found a number of times throughout the scripture, including the Septuagint, where it is generally translated ‘enough, or fitting’ as seen in:

ik-an-os’ G2425

From ἵκω ikō (ἱκάνω or ἱκνέομαι; akin to G2240; to arrive); competent, that is, ample (in amount) or fit…

Thus when we speak of the Canon in Christian usage we are in reference to that which is the rule, both by means of law and by means of measurement. Thus, it is of the very essence of Scripture to measure our Belief by the Scriptures, and to cause our Faith to be ruled by the Scriptures, and to place our Trust in a well fitting order according to the Scriptures.

In understanding that this Canon is canonized solely on account of it’s fitting and ample nature, showing that it’s parts fit together in a holistic fashion, and having the evidence of the combined and unified testimonies of the manuscripts held from antiquity, having the ability to reference and purify our understanding of the will of God by harmonizing the Hebrew and Greek texts of Scriptures and then to view the revelation of God by the foundation established by what YHWH God Him self calls His Law or Torah.

The Law

As prior stated: Genesis gives establishment for the Law and by the Law we may look back at Genesis and in Believing the two as the Word of God we establish our Faith in the practice of those good works there in, proceeding to read and now judge Israel’s actions according in the Histories by the Law, and at times seeing the rebuke or admonition of the Prophet and as well morally establishing the Prophet’s word by the prior established morality of YHWH God’s Law; and by believing in the inspired Nature of the revelation of the Prophet and knowing the very Law the Prophet was Judged by (Deu_13:1-5 as well Deu_18:20-22) both of which tells us that a false prophet is one which either speaks willfully to turn his listeners away from the Law’s and Commandments of God, or if he introduces another God to be served beside or before YHWH, or if the prophet speaks falsely in the Name of YHWH, Deuteronomy 13 and 18 establish the Prophets which have been preserved in our Bible, as well every Preacher is as well to be tried by this same Law of God.

Thus, as the books of the Prophets are validated in our Canon as accepted doctrine we then use the testimony of the Prophet’s and wise men of God to then better understand the Law and Creation knowing that the holy men of old who were moved by the Spirit knew the Law better than our selves, yet we the reader MUST remember that every word in our Bible is only relevant substant-ively to the Law of YHWH God, that is His Judgments of Good and evil.

It is then by this full rule we see God as a vindicated sovereign when he punishes His people Israel by the promised order he adjudged at the revelation of his Law by HIS own mouth to Moses. It is by this Canon that when the time the Covenant Nation of Israel’s judgment according to the holistic testimony: of the house of Israel’s scatter at the Assyria captivity and the house of Judah’s at the Babylonian captivity, as well as Judah’s regathering in the Histories both of the Canon and of the deutero-Canon, the story of a rebellious people of the house of Judah coming home to rebuild a land after there God ordained punishment.

It is then, as well that after we read the prophecies of the prophets books and parallel histories ending in the books of Maccabees do we now have a gimps of the stage our Lord Jesus Christ came upon, to then understand his reason according to the Word of Belief. (If you’ve ever wondered why the history of the Babylonian captivity of the Tribes of Judah and Benjamin with Levi, leaves a large gap unto the time of Christ it’s because you are missing the histories and wisdom of the Deutero-Canon otherwise called the books of the Apocrypha as found in the LXX Scriptures).

To all this the Canon of Scripture attests to a decisive manifestation of the timing of Christ’s coming, in the volume of the book which is Canon by it’s inspiration of the Spirit tying and weaving it’s Word into a collective testament in the manifestation of the Word made flesh, the very purpose for the Law, History, Wisdom and Prophets, all of which was inspired by the breath of the bosom of God which declared the Father by the manifestation of Jesu the Christ the Son of God .

Here, in this summation just given is where the holistic message of the very context of Roman’s 10 has it’s weight.

Paul’s Doctrine

This Word of Belief which we preach is to be in our mouth, settled in our heart to the end as Rom_10:11 states that our belief in the very Word causes us to be unashamed, that is unable to be confounded, and ready to answer for that Belief. This is in the same sense by which we heard Paul’s instruction to Timothy, and in practice of the systematic consistency and belief in the truth of Paul’s word’s we find the whole context of which Paul writes to Timothy:

2Ti_2:25, that: In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

Being ‘not ashamed’ by Belief is put in action, in this readiness is the Word of belief alive in the life accomplishing the functions of the Father, the Spirit and the Word in strict accordance with God’s inspiration as found in Scripture.

Paul further instructed Timothy, not to follow his, Paul’s, teaching’s, doctrines or traditions, but to acknowledge Paul for his very testimony in context:

2Ti_1:3 I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience…

Thus Paul is substant-ively serving The Mighty one of Israel with a pure conscience telling Timothy:

2Ti_3:14 …continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned;

2Ti 3:15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through Belief which is in Christ Jesus.

2Ti_3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

2Ti 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

The point Paul is clearly making is that He is calling Timothy to continue in the things he has learned from Paul and His Mother from a child, how to serve the God of their forefathers in a pure conscience, by learning the wisdom of the holy Scriptures which is able to save through the Belief which is in Christ, yet in context with this statement of the residence of this Belief, Paul ties the Scriptures to the Spirit of God, citing that the one who’s belief is in Christ is able to have all this profit and instruction by the very spirit of God which is revealed in wisdom of the scriptures.

God’s Inspired Word

I’d like to preform an exercise on this very concept, and use it along the way as help in seeing the place of the function of Christ in his glory before the world was as well as a fundamental understanding of relationship of the God Head.

This aspect of God’s inspiration other wise known as theo-p’-nu-stos / θεοπνευστοςG2315 in 2 Timothy 3:16 that is literally a compound word theo+pnustos, any one who knows air operated tools will notice the word ‘pneu’, as in pneumatic, meaning ‘air driven’, thus the word ‘pneu’ means ‘air’, and in this way the Scriptures are God’s Air or God breathed, from the mouth or movement of God.

first seen in Gen_1:2, where in the Greek we read of πνευμαG4151 θεουG2316 / Pneuma Theou , the Spirit of God, yet if you compound the word in reverse order you have a derivative word TheoPneu-(stos) God’s Spirit, in direct mention of His Movment made in the air or of his air. Thus signifying the literal Communication of God.

Christ-ology

Logo-logy

In this later portion of this study, we are going to discuss and show, what some call Christ-ology, Yet if I were of any account I would have dubbed it as Logo-logy, or the study of the Logos or Logic of God (Logos is the Greek word used to describe the substance behind a written or spoken word, the Logic as we call it in English): as in fact before the Word was made flesh, His Existence is so Evident throughout the Revelation of Scripture it’s shadow after the cross seems to explode into colorful view.

Consider the the inspiration of the Scripture as we have them in a systematic way and reflect upon the use of the witness of the text to verify our understanding along the way.

The book of Genesis, as we have it in our Greek and English bibles is called by the first few words in the text of 1:1 B’Rosh’th in the Hebrew text, which is called the Masoretic text, which is the oldest Hebrew complete manuscript, this was used to translate the KJV and other Hebrew derived bibles for what is called the ‘old testament’ or the pre-manifestation scriptures, excluding the Deutero-canon, which is not found in Hebrew but only in the Septuagint.

B’Rosh’th, literally means ‘At or In the Head’, only Jeremiah the prophet uses this exact construct of the word ‘Rosh’ as found in Genesis to refer to ‘In the beginning ” of the kings Jehoiakim (Jer_26:1) and Zedekiah’s reign, no place else may we compare this phrase directly, letter for letter in the Hebrew Text. Thus, like the reign of these kings, so is the beginning referenced in Genesis and vise versa, this phrase indicates a definitive point in time.

Thus, as the context of Genesis tells us, that ‘At the Head’ or ‘In the Head’ of Creation we understand God’s Headship by His creative power which the word Genesis is referencing, that is the Generation power which YHWH God has in His function; every time we read in the Greek text, the statement ‘let there be’ and ‘and there was’ we are reading the reason for the Name of the book of Genesis, that is the Greek word Gen-omAi : the functional power of the intent of YHWH God.

Notice in Gen_1:1-3 Creation a 3 fold aspect of the God-Head:

In Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

  • God ‘created’ or ‘made’ by his sole intent

In Gen 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

  • God’s Spirit ‘moved’, in the Hebrew this references the feeling of a fearful or shaken body (Jer_23:9) a thus the breath of the Spirit literally bore upon the water

In Gen 1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

  • God spoke and it caused the Genesis of light by HIS WORD

The proof of this being the functionary point of God’s Word (Logos), heard in his words (rehma), by what he said (Eipen) is staggering if you belief the word of faith, that is the trustworthy testimony of the Apostles as witnesses of this glory, in reference and in context, it leads back to this prior inspiration of Scripture.

In Gen_1:1-3 God reveals His His functions to the world, a concept which in and of it self is consistent throughout the Scriptural Testimony, and that of last function of YHWH God contained in His generative ability as revealed to the Apostles but ‘which had been since before the world was’.

The Concept reaches deep into the Nature of ALEhiM as He thet is or in the Hebrew :Y-HWH or in the Greek Hay GenomAi, He That Is.

To this point when we contemplate this revelation of Creation first made known to Adam,

It bears in it’s force the establishment of the intentions brought forth by the spirit in the Word of of God, and in just the first 3 verses of Scripture the plan of God as by his Headship is set forth by the dictates of YHWH God by His WORD.

Consider the definition of Pistis (Belief, Faith or trust)

Heb_11:1 Now Belief is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Heb 11:2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.

Heb 11:3 Through Belief we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

In this statement of belief’s being we are assured that a good or accurate report was obtained by belief, the understanding of report is the idea of the witness of what was spoken mar-too+reh’-o, thus the sentiment of ‘through belief’ that is of the good witness of the spoken word (rhēma) of God. The record in reference is the Martoo Reo, Reo is the root of Rhema. It is by such understanding that we are not being asked to trust the report of the elders because they are the elders from which we have received the report of the Scriptures, but because the report is believable, it is faithful, it is trustworthy, for by the belief of witnessed words (martoo-reho0) we have not only no other option for the Genesis of the world but to have been made from things which were spoken and not by what we now see.

And as that record which we call the Scripture, which starts with Genesis 1:1 tells us of the Logic of the Genesis of the world, that same record witnesses to the Logic or Logos being made flesh in it’s totality in the man Jesus Christ.

The LIGHT of the World!

1Jn_1:1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;

1Jn 1:2 (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)

1Jn 1:3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.

1Jn 1:4 And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.

1Jn 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

1Jn 1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:

1Jn 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

1Jn 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

1Jn_1:9 If we confess our sins, he is Believable (faithful, Trustworthy) and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1Jn 1:10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

John in his poetic form shows us Genesis 1:3 in the person of Christ, as the light of the world, He place with the father since the world was, a light which has existed in the witness of the spoken word of YHWH God since the the Head was revealed. As well this Nature of Christ brings forth sin by His light, and by His light when we engage with this believable truth, the light of the world we acknowledge our sin by His Word and dispel the darkness by the light of the word.

Joh_3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

Joh 3:20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

Joh 3:21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

And in:

Joh 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. (John_3:19-21)

John tells us that God is light, and Christ assures us that when He as the Son is in the world he shines as the beams of His Father, able and faithful offering us forgiveness from our dark ways of Sin, that is transgression of his law, that is his light, offering us a consistent testimony, a record which speaks to us of the generative nature and corrective nature of God’s Word since before the world began was the intercessor and mediator between God and man.

Showing the weight of this reality, the quotes are too numerous but these 2 picked at random shall suffice.

Pro_6:23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

Isa_8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

Thus as we believe the record of the Scripture we acknowledge it as the way to light our path in this world, and we acknowledge that same function of the word of God as able to correct our sinful way, not only to forgive but to guide us as a lamp after the darkness is dispelled.

Eph_3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ…

Col_1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

Col_1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

Col 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

Col 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

Col 1:19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;

As we spoke in the prior message of the sections of Scripture and how we may look to the Hebrew and Greek texts to read the spoken word of God, we must as well enact this word of faith in truth by our confession:

Col 1:20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.

Col 1:21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled

Col 1:22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:

Col 1:23 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven…

It is to this reconciled point I will end this message in a reminder of the place of the holistic scripture, the Word of God and it made flesh in the person of Jesus Christ to the glory of the father. It is in the Belief of this holistic word brought by the inspired Canon of Scripture we see the redemptive power of Christ since the world was, calling light forth by the word of God, and proclaiming the word of God as a light to our path.

Thus:

Rom 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt Believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

Rom 10:10 For with the heart man Believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Rom_10:11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever Believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

If you notice the very revelation of God to us is opposite in order to what was enacted in Gen_1:1-3, we hear the word, our heart is moved and we are made into a new creation.

THE WORD pt.1: Of FAITH (SABBATH BIBLE STUDY 11-8(2018)

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Pt.1 The Word: Of Faith

In focus is an exposition on Romans 10, with particular emphasis on verse 8.

You’ll notice in this focal verse all of the word for ‘believe’ is changed to ‘faith’, which by the end of this series will terminate in context…

Rom_10:8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;

Rom 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt have faith in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

Rom 10:10 For with the heart man has faith unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

In the prior series ‘the Gospel of the Kingdom’ we had finished with victory which comes by True Faith according to the instructions given by the Embassador John. Johns’s emphasis on the element of Faith in the believers life is of such a fundamental importance to over coming the world that By the finalization of this admonition John warns against Idolatry in a contextual opposition to Biblical Faith.

Hebrew Faith

as

show by Abraham

In in any message where Faith is in focus I as a Servant of Gospel can never stop my self from bring those I am serving to mind of the meaning of Faith and t’s synonymous meanings with Trust, and Belief as well as in the Hebrew the very word Faith when we speak of the Faith of Abraham, the great father of Faith:

Gen 15:4 And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.

Gen 15:5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.

Gen_15:6 And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness. In the Hebrew text we are told W Eh AMN- והאמן , the prefix of ‘W Eh’ is understood by those who consider the name of YHWH (Y-Eh-WEh) as He That Is, thus in this action of Belief or Faith Abraham is demonstrated and re called through out the Apostolic Epistles to the Gentiles in confirmation of Abraham’s Faith being Real, it wasn’t pseudo-Spiritual it was Alive Abraham be lived his belief he didn’t just think he had it!

As pointed out the Hebrew word Amen is the word here translated ‘believed’, and else where in the Hebrew Scriptures it is transliterated Amen, it is as well translated Trust, and Faith. Thus when we consider the Words of John or Paul or any Apostle as an Embassador of the Kingdom they are not admonishing us to have fuzzy Faith in our belly, warm glowing belief in our heart, unmovable trust in our mind, they are speaking on behalf of a literal Kingdom of God, present in the physical world, Governed by a Spiritual Law to be enforced upon the Flesh of our mortal bodies, to bring it into subjection to the image of Christ. This is the purpose, this is the end for which Faith is sent into our heart, mind and souls! Faith is the victory but we don’t believe it!

Literal Texts from Original Manuscripts of Hebrew and Greek

I’m going to take some time in describing why I’ve arranged this message as I have, I shall be reading from the KJV, as I generally do, yet before ever getting into the system of study I wish to show concerning the word of Faith, the context of any biblical study is foundational and paramount to any verse needing ot be believed, in other words no definition of language or any other opposing force trumps linear context, that is studying the word and tracing it’s line of thought as far back as the scriptural testimony may permit to understand it’s meaning, but beside that keeping the Scripture from the Law to Revelation as true, no new revelation, definition of a word or composite dogma of multiple verses in isolation can trump very simple and direct commands: a thou shalt or a thou shalt not is more powerful than 100 verses tied together, this is not acknowledging the Word of Faith, when attempts are made to abrogate the Law of God which is the First Revelation of God in Testimony.

The King James Version is the text by which I encourage people to read from as their standard Bible, I do not do this because I feel that it is more Holy or divinely inspired translation due to who translated it or when or where, but because the KJV is a literal translation, this means that the men who translated it tried to match the English to the Hebrew or the Greek, word for word, from which they used as their source text, unlike many other so called bibles, which are infact paraphrases or simplifications of the KJV or another translation; the KJV is literal in it’s intent and as thus it is capable of being referenced back to the Hebrew old testament and the Greek recieved text of the New testament.

However, as I cite often times from the Greek Septuagint, also called the LXX (which are the Roman numerals L -50 and X- 10, X -10 referencing the Levites in Alexandria Egypt who translated it from the Original Hebrew to the Greek), to better understand the scriptures by a double ancient witness, as well as to reference the Apostolic writings also called the New Testament (Mathew-Revalations) which is as well written in Greek, thus allowing us to reference the Bible mostly quoted by the Apostles and Christ himself, we then can do this for context and compare of the Greek usage of understanding from the Law and Prophets which was being taught to an obvious Greek speaking audience.

The

WORD IS NOT WRITTEN IN IT’S ORIGIN

The WORD of YHWH was literally spoken,

it is Inspired, Breathed!

Here is why I am bringing up the line of study which I personally use: Because the Faith with we must first have is in the Word of YHWH God, in Context and by systematic means. Our Faith first starts, not from the written word of God but from the spoken Word of YHWH God, and it is the Spirit which preserved the spoken word in the Testaments of Scripture:

Consider these 2 examples of Christ’s Trust as well as His source

Mat_4:4… It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

As well:

Mat_22:31 have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,

Consider the statement, Christ is asking the audience ” have ye not read that which was spoken”

Our Word of Faith is not limited to the Testaments in writing, it is in the very Fact that the Scriptures are God’s literal word, that is inspired, as the literal translation of inspired implies the physical breath used in speaking which constitutes a voice.

The WORD of God is Living,

Thus our Faith must be Living!

It is to this Faith First in the Spoken word, the literal Word of Faith breathed from YHWH God, we except it’s revelation as preserved in the Hebrew and Greek text. Yet to this Faith we study to show our selves approved, not appeal to spiritual inspiration of our own minds fist but to the God inspired Scriptures which we apply a line of Study to test every creed, doctrine, dogma, and spirit which is found or finds us. Again the validity of the Canon is proven in fact in it’s ancient and preserved forms, witnessed to by the holistic nature of the Canon of Hebrew and Greek, it is our Rock to build on in Faith to stand in opposition to the Rain and winds which work to not undermine the word of YHWH God, but against our Faith in the work we build upon it. Thus when I offer a Sabbath Bible Study, at home to my family first, to those I meet on the street, to a gathering abroad or as this message goes out on the world wide internet, I try my very best to offer studied opinions derived from Natural witness which all me use to view the world around them, yet texted to and fortified by the Scriptures.

When I speak of the Scriptures I am both citing the totality of Scripture and The Exclusiveness of Scripture, and in this God ordained order as He Gave it, thus by the Power of it’s claim, and by the directive of it’s Nature, the Scripture is wholly true and infallible, but in order to understand and apply the knowledge and power of it we must accept it in a systematic order upon the Natural witness: The Law (Genesis-Deuteronomy- Pentateuch), Histories (Joshua- Esther), Wisdom (Job-Song of Solomon), the Prophets (Isaiah -Malachi), I would as well include in the Histories the part of the Septuagint called Apocrypha or the Deutero-Canon; upon and After this Testimony or Testament of Almighty God, seats the Coming of Christ which we call: The Gospel (John, Mathew, Mark, Luke), immediately followed by the so called Apostolic period, that of the first eye witnessed to the Life, death and Resurrection of Jesu Christ according to the Word of God, the Acts of the Apostles, and then within this period of Acts and immediately following it’s silence is the Epistles or letters of the Apostles, the correspondence of the Embassadors of the Kingdom to it’s Citizens according to the prior Word of God, of course we end with Revelation of the Apocalypse, which is the recorded testimony of prophecy given to an Embassador of the Kingdom, written in a letter or epistle to the Citizens of times yet to come.

Thus, in this order I preform in depth bible study to prove a matter, particularly from the New Testament, as the apostle’s of the kingdom cite and quote from the Scriptures commonly called old testament (the Law to the Apocrypha), using the comparable Greek manuscripts from the Septuagint, it then I compare that to the Hebrew and perhaps if questions arise I will reference the thoughts of the Vulgate Latin translators and so on, All of this is then dissected by the meanings of words by comparison of regular words and phrases to construct the meaning, NOT solely by an uninspired Concordance, thus a list of the word and root words and compound words are researched throughout the texts of the Hebrew and Greek scriptures before I ever say I believe this! This is done because it truly matters to be that when I speak to whoever is listening it is able to be seen why, how, from where my Faith has come.

Being ready for an Answer for our Hope

That according to:

1Pe_3:15be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear, this In hopes to aswell fulfill :

2Ti 2:25, that: In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

2Ti 2:26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

Thus if my hope, which I offer does not come from the Word of God and is provable by the holistic record and witness of the scripture, by a firm foundation which resided in the Father, the Word and the Holy Spirit as well as proving that it is such by provable testimony which do not stand alone to show it to be from those Divine witnesses my witness is not true. Thus to offer the hope bound in the foundation of Faith, as a substance of things hoped for, I must for you who hear me provide substance and evidence for things not seen which can only come from the record and witness of the Word of God.

In this explanation of why this study has been constructed in like fashion, I also hope to lay a bases for the trust we are to have in the Word it self.