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From a Mountain to a Mountain: The Gospel of the Kingdom Pt.6 (Sabbath Bible Study 10-15(2018)

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The Gospel of the Kingdom

Part 6

From a Mountain and to a Mountain

(Fulfilled x Kingdom = at hand * Repent x Faith = Gospel )

The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God is at hand:

Repent ye, and Believe the Gospel.

Mar_1:15

A focus on a Kingdom acting more like the KING

As the focus of the prior compilations have been on the Stone of Daniel’s interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar dream, this Stone which we have thoroughly identified as being the Kingdom of God as well as the kingdom of Heaven as spoken of by John the Baptist, Jesu the Christ as well as Christ’s disciples literally referring to those who speak according to the testimonies and the Law of YHWH God as revealed in His Son, these original 12 were called apostles, a word which directly refers to ambassadors of this very Kingdom, a kingdom which to be preached according to Mat_10:6…to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Thus a large portion of this study has focused upon the Kingdom Israel as a Nation or Ethnic people who are infact the Many Nations or Ethneh, the ethnic people of Abraham’s promise destine to contain the kingdom of Priests and the Holy Nation called out of Gentile darkness according to sin’s Committed against the Law of YHWH in the services they preformed unto other God’s and in vain or empty worships, services that were used to worship YHWH contrary to the Way he prescribed by his Eternal law committed to the hand of Moses, which we call the Law of Moses.

It is to the next portion of understanding the holistic Mount from which the stone kingdom has come from, as well as what it is destine to be and now is. While the inevitable message of the Chosen Generation of Ethnic Israel is primary in the understanding of the Gospel of the Kingdom, and as that which is part of the Dream seen by Daniel in Dan_2:44 as this stone to crush the Kingdom’s of this world.

THE ROCK(S)

The other aspect which we have dealt with is the references in Scripture which call YHWH the Rock of Israel, which we may briefly yet concisely see in:

Deu_32:4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.

Secondarily the Rock is a reference to Abraham, the patriarch called according to the foreknowledge of God and given the Grace of YHWH’s choosing as Grace which is irrevocable, a gift which is without repentance gifted to Abraham and his Children who had literally according to the word of YHWH came from Abraham’s loins in his nearly dead old age; to this point we focused in our past messages particularly, to show YHWH’s re-redemptive work with the people of Israel according to the song of Moses.

Isa_51:1 Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the LORD: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged.

Isa 51:2 Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.

Yet do not miss that it s the followers of righteousness which shall look unto the Rocks from which they have come, not one of these rocks stand independent of each other. YHWH is the mountain from which Abraham had come and had been called with out YHWH’s calling Abraham is nothing. Likewise to the next level of this Stone kingdom come from the Rock or Mountain, it is the Law which proceeds from YHWH given to the people of Abraham.

It was in the first part of this series where we had seen in Heb_1:8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of thy kingdom.

Heb 1:9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. Where it is not only proclaimed that Christ due to his heirship by descent from YHWH himself as His father, or by his being the one seed of Abraham’s son’s through his virgin mother Merry which gave him right to David’s thrown by descent as well, but it was upon the Rock of YHWH’s Righteous law which gave him right as Christ, the king, the Anointed of YHWH and Ruler of His kingdom.

Thus we have this Righteousness as yet another aspect of this coronation which establishes Jesu the Word made flesh as the King of YHWH’s kingdom, as well this same righteousness establishes the righteousness the citizens of the chosen generation must attain to be a kingdom priests/a royal priest hood and a Holy Nation. a scepter to be in the hand of every true son of Abraham… lively stones.

A little Hebrew lesson: Mountains, Rocks and Stones

In Daniel the word mountain (H2906 טוּר/ TUR, this is Chaldean, while the Hebrew equivalent is H6697 צר / TsUR) This word is often translated ‘Rock’. It is to be understood that a Rock /TsUR is that which makes up a הר / EhuR (H2022), that is a specific mount or hill, upward projection of TsUR (s) or Rocks. From these rocks comes stones or a stone (H68 אבן/ ABeN) these may break or chip or be hewn from the prior.

For a Biblical application of this knowledge, in:

Exo_3:1 Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain (EhuR) of God, even to Horeb. S it is seen that Horeb is a mountain.

As well in Exo_17:6 Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock (TsUR) in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock (TsUR), and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink.

Here in Horeb, where the burning bush was shown, is the place where YHWH gives drink from the same mount is as well the Rock of Horeb the TsUR, just as in Daniel only in the Hebrew dialect.

It is further into this mount: Deu_5:2 The LORD our God made a covenant with us in Horeb.

As well this references:

Exo_19:3 And Moses went up unto God, and the LORD called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel;

Exo 19:4 Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself.

Exo 19:5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:

Exo 19:6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.

Hereafter, Moses was delivered the 10 commandments, The Law of the Kingdom of Heaven and of God is confirmed.:

Exo_20:22 And the LORD said unto Moses, Thus thou shalt say unto the children of Israel, Ye have seen that I have talked with you from heaven.

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Exo_24:12 And the LORD said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them.

Exo_31:18 And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.

This is where the first set tablet was written with out hands, written by the finger of YHWH God entirely.

Consider:

YHWH God took a Mountain, he selected a Rock, he brought the people to that specific place and from thence YHWH, with out hands took a Stone (ABeN) and upon that portion of the mountain HE placed his law, the spoken word YHWH himself wrote.

Unfortunately, after this point, Israel broke their covenant by worshiping the Golden calf they call YHWH, Moses is told and he breaks the stone tablets written by YHWH God and rebukes the people. After this of course,

Exo_33:19 And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.

Exo 33:20 And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.

Exo 33:21 And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock:

Exo 33:22 And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by:

Exo 33:23 And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.

AND then…

Exo_34:1 And the LORD said unto Moses, Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first: and I will write upon these tables the words that were in the first tables, which thou brakest.

Exo 34:2 And be ready in the morning, and come up in the morning unto mount Sinai, and present thyself there to me in the top of the mount…

Exo_34:4 And he hewed two tables of stone like unto the first; and Moses rose up early in the morning, and went up unto mount Sinai, as the LORD had commanded him, and took in his hand the two tables of stone.

Exo 34:5 And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD.

Exo 34:6 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,

Exo 34:7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.

Exo 34:27 And the LORD said unto Moses, Write thou these words: for after the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with thee and with Israel.

Exo 34:28 And he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.

Exo 34:29 And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Moses’ hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him.

Now it is obvious that Israel would have trouble with following God’s law no matter it it were written by the God upon the stone or if Moses wrote it by his hand upon the stone. No matter what force employed the stone as the tablet to contain the Law, it was the people who had the problem not the stone or the word or the God which wrote spoke the Words of the Law of God.

To this point I wish to make a summary point in thought as we had prior read and seen in John 1 “The Word was made flesh..the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesu the Christ…no ma has seen God at any time, but the only begot has declared him!”

This is the perfection of Christ in the comparison with the testimony we just read.

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:

Heb 8:9 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord.

Let us continue in Isaiah 51:

Isa_51:4 Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation: for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my judgment to rest for a light of the people.

Isa 51:5 My righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth, and mine arms shall judge the people; the isles shall wait upon me, and on mine arm shall they trust.

Isa 51:6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.

Isa 51:7 Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings.

Isa 51:8 For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool: but my righteousness shall be for ever, and my salvation from generation to generation.

My God I am ready for the old things to vanish away, the elements of this world which surround us to wax old, and for those of us who are looking up to the king of heaven to know YHWH, to have his righteousness in our mind and his law upon our heart.

This message we just read is in perfect continuation from Isa_40:1-8, which John the Baptist proclaimed to be voice of one crying in the wilderness to prepare the Way of YHWH, as found in the coming of Jesus Christ (the way the truth and the life), Yet before the manifestation of the word made flesh, Moses to Isaiah to John the Baptist, to Peter saw the Word of YHWH as well as YHWH himself, as well as Abraham our father, as well as the word made flesh in Jesus Christ

To such Peter equated the Word and Law of God to another aspect of this agraget anology:

1Pe_2:7 Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,

1Pe 2:8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.

It was as Exodus 19 told us when YHWH God spoke from off the Mount: “If you Obey My voice indeed, then you shall be a kingdom of priests and a holy nation…”

The Genetic or Ethnic make up causes one to be a chip of the rock, a stone from off the mountain, but it does not cause you to be a lively stone capable of building the kingdom, nor will it cause you to be founded on the cornerstone, rather will be come a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense if Obedience to the Voice and Word of YHWH is not done Indeed, by Faith, that is truely.

Consider the words of John to the Pharisees:

Luk_3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

Now the simplicity of this verse tells us that God can take stones from off the ground as make them sons of Abraham, but this would not be so, a stone, even if creation was repeated would not be a literal son of Abraham unless that created being was made from the loins of Abraham according to the promises, the testimonies we trust in as a light to light the ways of YHWH God.

Rather the preaching of John is in references to the same verses on baptismal cleansing to repentance:

Eze_36:24 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.

Eze 36:25 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.

Eze_36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

Eze 36:27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

John was not referencing stones on the literal earth, he was referencing lively stones which live by Faith, John was speaking of what Ezekiel was speaking of not of a make believe doctrine of spiritual son’s of Abraham or of Israel that is contrary to the testimonies and Promises of God contained in the Word of God. All we have to do is read the context of the teaching of John hear and it would be evident that John’s rebuke is to the sons of Abraham who think their lineage will save them with out a renewed heart, by the new covenant.

YHWH GOD is able to take our stony heart and make it alive! As Abraham, was as good as dead by reason of his age, so are we even in our youth we are as good as dead with out Faith! The Grace of God is irrevocable, yet this Grace is through Faith, just as our Father Abraham had received, which was imputed to him as Righteousness, that is Abraham was Justified by His Faith not by his calling, and by his sanctification, that is his obedience:

Gen_26:5 Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws. and for this reason Isaac Abraham’s literal son continued to receive the Promises, the oath which YHWH swore unto Abraham and he believed.

Thus this next course of understanding of this kingdom of stones, and the kingdom of the stone is the final symbolism how this Stone grows to be a kingdom, namely, that the Stone and the Rock from the mount are also a combined aspect of the Law of YHWH God, all of which is the totality of the Son of God the ma Jesus Christ the word made flesh, YHWH’s Genetics, Abraham’s Genetics, the Word of made flesh, who lived the perfect life, the king of the stone kingdom. Lively stones, stone tablets come to life in the flesh of our lives, growing to a mighty kingdom, with the holy temple to be seated upon it’s foundation…

Heb_8:10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:

Heb 8:11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.

Heb 8:12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.

Here is the calling of the kingdom made known, the Gospel of the Kingdom preached by Peter in 1Peter 2, the Stone kingdom is a Kingdom of Law, founded upon the foundation of the Word of God which has no plausible reason to be in objection or rival against Jesus Christ and his redemption work found in the New Covenant made in his blood, By hailing the perfection of God’s Law proclaimed by the glory and Word of God it crowns Christ as Lord of All, it is to this point that we may understand the coronation of the captain of our Salvation in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

Php_2:9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:

Php 2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

Php 2:11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Php 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

Notice, Paul excludes the obedience which comes by social peer pressure, but he calls beyond the stone tablet to the breath of the Word of God which causes men to fear and tremble at the presence of Almighty God!

Obedience indeed, not in pseudo-spiritual heart felt kinda way, where our sins according to the flesh never brought into subjection, but rather it is an obedience indeed which drops us to our literal knees, the ones we walk with (not the spiritual knees of the heart alone, as some have said) but that we are willing and loyal subjects to the Name of Jesus Christ! For as Isaiah said when he first penned these word in :

Isa_45:23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.

Isa_45:24 Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed.

Isa 45:25 In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.

The Word in Righteousness causing us to bow to the perfect Word and swear “In YHWH Have I righteousness and strength!” To this pledge of allegiance do we establish the Kingdom, to this pledge the incensed against him are confused, that is that the literal seed of Israel shall be justified, made righteous and glory…by the righteous word of YHWH God!

Here is the Delivery of the New Covenant, a heart and Mind bowed to the Name of Christ as the Word made flesh, the Name of a King which carries in it the blinding perfection of the Glory of God revealing unto us from heaven the faulted flesh in need of being obedient indeed.

Heb_8:13 In that he saith, A new, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.

Are we as a people ready for the old man to vanish away? are we ready for the inward man to fight for his king and kingdom, starting with self government in our heart and mind in our inward parts? Are we ready to walk in His ways as He desires? Contrary to the non-biblical doctrine which even nomian and Torah observant believers hold, that this is in reference to the vanishing away of portions of God’s Law ordained for His kingdom, NO, Not one jot or tittle will pass from this Law!

Rather this verse as all others which speaks to the completed work of Christ is in reference to Sin! Our faulted flesh!

1Jn 3:5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.

The Altar of unhewn stone found in the dream of Daniel, which came from the mount crushed the principalities and powers, and the rulers of the darkness of this world, the Idol’s and self governments of our own fleshly dictates in our non-renewed heart and mind, that is the force which drives the kingdom’s of men and maintains it’s power. The Stone first turns to flesh in our heart, makes us livley stones to grow unto a holy temple:

Eph 2:14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;

Eph 2:15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;

Eph 2:16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:

Eph 2:17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.

The Gospel of the KINGDOM Pt.2 John the Angel (Sabbath Bible Study 9-22(2018)

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The Gospel of the Kingdom

Pt. 2

John The Angel

The Messenger of the Covenant

 

Notice the way in which the Gospel of the kingdom evangelized:

Mar_1:15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

This statement has within it’s construct some crucial evidence in finding the meaning of the statement it self.

  • The time is fulfilled

  • The kingdom of God is at hand

  • Repent and Believe (Faith or Trust) in the Gospel

    (Due to the nature of the points Repentance shall lead, followed by The Kingdom which is at hand.)

This is the scope of our Study in this series: to understand as best we can these 3 aspects of Christ’s ministry which we know as well from the biblical testimony that John was preaching this same Kingdom and Gospel message of Repentance:

Mat_3:1 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judah,

Mat 3:2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

and Matthew’s record as well tells us that Christ used the same language as John:

Mat_4:17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

This message of the Kingdom come was directed in ministry towards the same people the entirety of Scripture is written to:

Mat_10:5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:

Mat 10:6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

Mat 10:7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

The constructed order of Mar_1:15 sets the fulfillment of this Kingdom of God accompanied by repentance and the Gospel: briefly, it is of necessity to allow for the Greek words which are translated ‘Repent’ and ‘Gospel’ as to assure the collective evidence needed for establishing a definition. As the LXX is as well written in Greek it is a great translation of the Hebrew Scriptures to ascertain this evidence. As well there are some simple definitions as told by James Strong (one of the most used Lexicographers to date on Biblical Greek and Hebrew, and his works are greatly apprised by the Bible reading community as, it is upon much of his efforts to give the common English speaker a way to see beyond the English version, it is upon his efforts that a foundation was laid for many other tools we now have nearly 200 years later! And frankly it bothers me to hear many lesser men of biblical language to belittle Strong’s efforts as to elevate there own inferior work, when honestly one compares. I and others may disagree with a point of language derivation as sited by Strong, or as I often do go beyond the definition of the root word Strong’s gives on to the words composition, yet one should honestly acknowledge such a man’s efforts.)

When we consider the great number of references and direct sightings of this announcement of the Kingdom by John the baptist, Christ, and the apostles, we see foremost a call to repentance.

The Announcement of the Kingdom’s coming was a call to repentance.

Repent… or μετανοειτε / Meta-noeite

G3340

μετανοέω

metanoeō

met-an-o-eh’-o

From G3326 (meta) and G3539 (nooce)

Strong’s puts it: to think differently or afterwards, that is, reconsider (morally to feel compunction): – repent.

Some translations have this compound word translated ‘changing mind’, which conveys the same point as repentance in the liter English construction, yet it is the accompaniment of the mind changer that the statement gains it’s direction. In Mark it was ‘Repent and Believe the Gospel ‘, in Matthew it was ‘repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand’, the direction in which this sets the tone of repentance is based upon the affect this faith in the Gospel of the Kingdom has on ones mind, how it changes it. In other words, what ever was expected or known from the Scriptures, which was convayed by the Holy Spirit through the Law and Prophets in the written word of God, prior to the coming of John and Christ, is what was being preached in the statement ‘the kingdom of God (or Heaven) is at hand’, the beliefe, faith or trust which Christ and John were calling the people to was a fore spoken of and this message was now being preached that it was at hand or within reach, or able to be handled due to it’s nearness, the statement ‘at hand’ references the nearness of the kingdom, as to be close enough to handle it, know it or feel it . The call was to have an impact upon the mind of the people to know they had the kingdom near to them at this good-announcement known to us by the Saxon phrase Gospel.

Most Bible readers know that the Gospel is ‘the good news’ or ‘good tidings’, as a literal understanding of it’s meaning, yet it is of importance before moving on to consider some logic and language on this word ‘Gospel’ and it’s Greek original eu-anggelion.

Some logic:

Every Gospel is in need of a good- spealer or in Greek, every eu-anggelion is in need of a good angel, in moder English we now pronounce this word: evangel, yet it is Identical in meaning as the word Gospel. The later portion of the word is none other than angel which literally means in Greek ‘a messenger’, which may be a human messenger sent from YHWH or perhaps one from heaven.

The English Germanic word Gospel, derives it’s origin from the original Saxon form “Go(o)d-Spell” which is a literal translation of the Greek and or Hebrew compound word, consider one of the most early “English” translations of the story of Christ, the translation of the

“West Saxon Gospels” of 1175:

Mar_1:1 Her ys godspelles angin hælendes cristes godes sune.

Literaly. Here is the Good-spell again (archaic. beginning, from the top) of the Healer Christ god’s son.

(“Jesu” literally means Savior or Healer)

This is how the majority of the world has started to use the archaic Saxon word for “Eu-aggel”, we now pronounce ‘Evangel’ as the word is easily seen by the mindful English speller: Go-Spel which is a compound word for God – Spel or Good- Spell: as the meaning of the Greek “Eu” is “Good” turned to the shortened form of “God”, and then contracted to “go”. As for the Archaic “spel” which is modernly “spell”, yet it’s more rooted definition is defined by

Noah Webster in 1828 is

Spell

SPELL, n. [The verb primarily signifies to throw or drive, and is probably formed on the root of L. pello. In some of the application of spell, we observe the sense of turn. We observe the same in throw, warp, cant, &c.]

1. A story; a tale.

So the “Go-spel” is simply the archaic Saxon words “Go(o)d-spell”

The Beginning of the Gospel

So in the Scriptures of Israel written in Greek we are looking for the time being fulfilled that will indicate the above aspects of this kingdom by repentance, faith and Good-message.

As sited above and in context with both messages of John and Christ, this Good-Message was accompanied by repentance or a mind change. As well prior in Mark as sited above to show the archaic use of the word Gospel we have Mark’s announcement

Tyndale 1526:

Mar_1:1 The beginning of the Gospell of Jesu Christ the son of God,

Mar_1:2 as it is written in the prophets, behold I send my messenger (angel) before thy face which shall prepare thy way before thee.

Mar_1:3 The voice of one that crieth in the wilderness: prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight (Eu-theias: lit. good-placment).

Mar_1:4 John did baptise in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance, for the remission of sins. (Trans. Tyndale 1526)

Notice how that the messenger or angel, John the Baptist, is the one crying in the wilderness and calling for the paths to be made ‘straight’ or Eu-theias, it is within this Greek word that we find the first portion of the Eu-angel, that is Eu or good, the good or well placed path or straight path, thus when we consider this from the Greek perspective, the Gospel or Evangelion is the message of the straight path, this was John’s contribution to the Gospel.

Since in this very place we are told this is the beginning of Christ’s Gospel and it is ad-fixed with Mark’s own understanding of this message he pulls from the prophets to validate his claim: Seemingly by compare the Prophet quoted is

Mal_3:1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me (Heb. and Gk: literally says ‘before my face’ L-PaN-Y / לפני) : and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.

Mal 3:2 But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap:

Mal 3:3 And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.

Mal 3:4 Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the LORD, as in the days of old, and as in former years.

Mal 3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger , and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.

Mal_3:6 For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

This ending sounds strikingly familiar in sentiment to Heb_13:8

The LAW

and

The Messenger,

and

The WAY

Before moving to the next prophet it is advantagous to also consider the siting from the Law and it’s context which Malachi is quoting:

Exo_23:20 Behold, I send an Angel (Messenger, in the Hebrew the word is MLAK) before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared.

Exo 23:21 Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him.

Exo 23:22 But if thou shalt indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto thine adversaries.

Exo 23:23 For mine Angel shall go before thee, and bring thee in unto the Amorites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites: and I will cut them off.

Exo 23:24 Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works: but thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and quite break down their images.

Exo 23:25 And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.

Exo 23:26 There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfil.

Exo 23:27 I will send my fear before thee, and will destroy all the people to whom thou shalt come, and I will make all thine enemies turn their backs unto thee.

This particular aspect of this siting in reference is to John, he was the messenger, the angel, the MLAK, whom the people were to fear and obey. It is easy to find ones self applying the statement to Christ, yet it is very directly referencing John. As Christ is the way.

Joh_14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Joh 14:7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

 

MLAK references a kingdom role, in the Hebrew, the exact same Hebrew word is used regularly to describe a king, it is not insignificant that this Gospel we are are focusing on is the Good-Message of the Kingdom, and the Hebrew word used here for messenger is as well the word for king.

 

 

The Vulgate’s Latin text of the prior , which is a translation of earlier manuscripts in 405ad by Jerome forwards truly the quote of the Prophet Isaiah as well as in both mark and Matthew’s reference to the Preaching of John’s Gospel.

Joh_1:23 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.

Isa 40:1 Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God.

Isa 40:2 Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the LORD’S hand double for all her sins.

Notice just before getting to the quote John uses, the context is of Jerusalem’s return from warfare, her iniquity is pardoned, her punishment time is accomplished, this is called to attention on account of the situation of

The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand…Mar_1:15

Isa_40:3 The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

Isa 40:4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain:

Isa 40:5 And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

Isa 40:6 The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field:

Isa 40:7 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.

Isa 40:8 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.

So we see the mountains being brought low, the valleys being raised, thus a leveling is having by the evangelism of John, repetance shown and confessed in Baptism is enacted in preparation for the coming Kingdom which is at hand, the reminder of the meaning of the message is the illustration given by Isaiah of grass which flourishes and fades and dies away, yet the eternal aspect of this Gospel, this good message, these good tidings cried upon the mountains is: ‘All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field:..The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever. ‘

Echoed in the preaching of John to the same function of the Holy Spirit:

Mat_3:11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit, and fire:

Mat 3:12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.

Then we hear:

Isa_40:9 O Zion, that bringest good tidings (Ev-angelizing: Gospel), get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings (Gospel), lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah,

Notice to Zion, notice the evangelism going forward, the Gospel, the good-message:

Behold your God! Isa_40:10 Behold, the Lord YHWH will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.

Isa 40:11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.

That is the faith of the’Good-Message’ it is the ‘straight path’, He is the ‘Way the Truth and the Life ‘ found in the coming Shepard and King of Zion who rules by YHWH’s arm!

So here is my question in ending this 2nd part of this Message,

  • Is this the Gospel you understand in the preaching of John and of Christ?
  • Is it a call to repentance by the word of our God that stands for ever?

that is a mind change or a repentance on account of the Kingdom which is at hand?

  • Is it a Gospel, a good message that the wicked will wither away by the Spirit of God?
  • That those who walk by faith in these GOOD tidings, Evangelion of the Way the Truth and the Life of Christ which we come to the Father?

This is a call to repentance, to walk in the way of God’s WORD, to walk in the Truth, of God’s WORD and to walk in the Life of God’s word in order to get to the promised land which Christ leads us to. Repentance leads us to John’s Baptism, John has lead us to Christ, Christ’s Way leads us to the Father…and there is no other way to achieve the Kingdom, to enter into it but by Him.

Please do not misunderstand, this is not speaking of Faith with out works, I am speaking of obedience to the voice of the Word of God Breather by his Spirit for us to walk in to show our sanctification by the message we have received:

Mat 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

Mat 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

And to the point first point of Mar_1:15 the time of fulfillment, we shall explore in the next message, as well as how the wicked seek to take the kingdom by force…

 

Sabbath Bible Study 2-22 (2017) Judges 10-12

2-22

(2017)

Sabbath Bible Study

   This Weeks Sabbath Bible Study with ReNEWed Covenant Ministry is spent looking at the lessons from Judges 10-12, as much may be learned, of how YHWH God of Israel becomes weary of his people and how Israel is to react when God has turned away his face if we are to get his attention back. Many preachers, teachers and adherents of the “grace alone” doctrine, which has faith in a non-Biblical lord (Baal) that has no need for His people’s obedience to His Word: Law, Commandments, Statutes and Judgments, these would have all Christian’s believe that the God of Israel has no need for repentance according to YHWH God’s Law, Rather grace is extended regardless of obedience just undefined grace through undefined faith. But this doctrine is at varience with the holistic Scripture, thus being non-Christian, non-Biblical, and non-Israelite in origin it is paramount to Baal worship and it has it’s consequences!

 Does our sin put a separation between us and YHWH our God?

What response is YHWH looking for from His Christian Israelite people when we are separated?

And what response will YHWH send us when we are converted?

 Consider these ever present questions beside the story of Jephthah, as well as other Judges / Clarifiers / Deliverers as our Sabbath Bible Study continues looking at the book of Judges.

Follow along  with JS Lowther