SABBATH BIBLE STUDY
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The Reforming of the Church according to Scripture
the Forgiveness of Sins, According to the Riches of His GRACE
It is by Righteousness which comes by FAITH Alone we both accept this Curse as true as we see it’s recourse in fact, and it is by FAITH Alone we accept the Gift of God to correct our ways, to apply Faith to our walk as Christians and remember the revealed source of reformed Faith and Righteousness:
Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Rom 10:17
Lev_26:28 Then I will walk contrary unto you also in fury; and I, even I, will chastise (reform) you seven times for your sins.
Lev 26:29 And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall ye eat.
Lev 26:30 And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcases upon the carcases of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you.
Lev 26:31 And I will make your cities waste, and bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will not smell the savour of your sweet odours.
Lev 26:32 And I will bring the land into desolation: and your enemies which dwell therein shall be astonished at it.
Lev 26:33 And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste.
Lev_26:34 Then shall the land enjoy her sabbaths, as long as it lieth desolate, and ye be in your enemies’ land; even then shall the land rest, and enjoy her sabbaths.
Lev 26:35 As long as it lieth desolate it shall rest; because it did not rest in your sabbaths, when ye dwelt upon it.
Lev 26:36 And upon them that are left alive of you I will send a faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies; and the sound of a shaken leaf shall chase them; and they shall flee, as fleeing from a sword; and they shall fall when none pursueth.
Lev 26:37 And they shall fall one upon another, as it were before a sword, when none pursueth: and ye shall have no power to stand before your enemies.
Lev 26:38 And ye shall perish among the heathen, and the land of your enemies shall eat you up.
Lev 26:39 And they that are left of you shall pine away in their iniquity in your enemies’ lands; and also in the iniquities of their fathers shall they pine away with them.
Again, the level of punishment promised in this curse for those who do not return, that is reform to the ways of the LORD GOD is heightened.
God was abusive to his children, emotionally and physically, and mentally, it was the Father’s fault we were cursed, it’s his fault there is sin in the world…Right?
And he needs to allow his children to live as they wish and still offer them love and redemption.
This is the thoughts of Many preachers in the pulpits of church buildings who tell us: “That walk was too hard, too burdensome, the Father just wanted too much from his people”,
And in our modern day we have an obvious lens taught by psychology in our Western society which we look through, being wise in our own conceits, that we have the right to judge the judgments of God who made them as he made us and all that is in the world, yet we rebel all the more and justify our actions as some how being God’s fault, blaming out Heavenly Father for our punishment.
But if the Holy Spirit of God would have been more loving, more joyful, more gentle, more longsuffering, more merciful, more Meek, temperent: If the God of the Law would have just demonstrated more ‘fruits of the spirit’ then we would not have been so rebellious, this s the response commonly found in the psychoanalytic churches of the modern day but not so modern approach to the God and his Law.
Just listen to the rhetoric of most pulpit speakers of the modern vein, you will find astounding statements about the perfect and infallible creator and his sense of morality, (his Law), he just doesn’t think right!
And for that very mentality and rebellious response we as a people who have tasted and know the Lord is gracious in our historical recollection as European Christians deserve to be punished 7 more times. Consider blessings and curses thus covered, yet by the Word they are for our reformation.
Eating our own children for WANT
Prior in Lev 26:9-12 Israel was told by YHWH …I will have respect unto you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, and establish my covenant with you. you shall eat old store, and bring forth the old because of the new. That is an abundance of food, so much as to get rid of the prior storage foods because of the new crop coming in.
Which in the points just read the exact opposite it rather promised, that of the eating of the children which Israel was multiplied with as a blessing due to the shortage of food in the land! And to this day if you ask most people why they do not have children, or why they killed their conceived children they often give the answer “it would be too many mouths to feed” or “I couldn’t afford it”, this is our modern day equivalent of eating our own children for want, only in the modern case it is the selfish self gratifying hunger that needs fed, and this equivalent is seen in the gaping open mouth of ever whore daughter and dog like son of Christian parentage, a parentage multiplied just a few generations ago from the smallest introduction of God’s Righteous Law, yet as a nation and as nations our curse is seen in our lack of multiplicity engendered by individualism distinct from God and Nation. As a Nation we are being punished because we will not reform.
the exact opposite is promised in response
The blessing of the prior part of this chapter also promised:
Lev_26:11 And I will set my tabernacle among you: and my soul shall not abhor you.
Lev 26:12 And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people.
This as well was on account of Lev_26:1-3 making no idols nor graven image, nor standing image, to bow down unto it: because, and for only one reason, the LORD YHWH is your God.
And because he is your God he further commands his established commandments, his 4th commandment of His specific worship and times of worship:
Lev 26:2 Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD.
And here in the portion just focused upon of the curse, again, the exact opposite is promised in response:
YHWH will destroy your non-ordained worship upon the high places as well as the non-Lawful, non-YHWH worship and He says my soul shall abhor you!
Cities are waste, your sanctuaries desolate, sweet worship is unknown, the land is desolate: and your enemies which dwell therein shall be astonished at it.
This passage shows that desolation is not emptiness but rather occupation by another nation and people.
And European Christians will again as their Israelite ancestors be scatter among the heathen, and the sword will be drawn out after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste.
And in the solemn poetic conclusion of v.35
Then shall the land enjoy her sabbaths, as long as it lieth desolate, and ye be in your enemies’ land; even then shall the land rest, and enjoy her sabbaths.
YHWH forces the issue upon the land by His will, not a forcive sabbath in sense of a festive holiday, but a sabbath in the sense of desolation. And look at the once great Agricultural America of former Christian parentage, not only does it not farm it’s fields on a weekly sabbath, but the wealth of it’s fertile wealth lies desolate. Continental America never imposed the land Sabbath according to Lev 25 as a whole, thus only the few lone faithful and some prudent farmer recognized it’s necessity, not as a matter of Faith but of fact. Yet now look at her wealth of Agriculture it compared to generations past is desolate.
faintness into their heart…
FEAR separates FAITH from religion
Lev 26:36 : I will send a faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies; and the sound of a shaken leaf shall chase them; and they shall flee, as fleeing from a sword; and they shall fall when none pursueth.
Lev 26:37 And they shall fall one upon another, as it were before a sword, when none pursueth: and ye shall have no power to stand before your enemies.
Is not a striking resemblance to the cowering churches of today with their 501c3 status? as well as the conspiracy theorizing fear mongers found in lands of prior Christian Faith, who fear the government as if it had the metaphysics of God himself! Cautious is one thing but fear separates Faith from religion.
This blight of Faithlessness and the pervasion of sin in a people causes fear and is caused by fear, perhaps it is because they know the Eternal God is angry with them for their lack of reform, or perhaps it is just a systematic response to a lack of morality? Regardless, the out come of this physical or spiritual warfare it is the same: the land of your enemies shall eat you up, even if that land was once your ancestors.
This is the blight The West, that is European Christians find our selves in today, we found our selves in yesterday, it is the blight our ancestors found them selves in when they were first removed by the hand of the LORD GOD to reform and chastise his rebellious son in new lands.
YOU ARE BROKEN by Your SIN,
you are destroyed, and further destruction will incur
if the Faithful do not intercede.
is the Name of
For consider the loving mercy of the Father in all this, of times past and of times present, or times to come YHWH God has for a little space grace hath been shewed… that our God may lighten our eyes, and give us a little reviving in our bondage. And through the New Covenant of Jesu the Christ, Grace through Faith is offered, it is the gift of God implemented in these last days to bear our iniquity when we reform:
Lev 26:40 IF they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, with their trespass which they trespassed against me, and that also they have walked contrary unto me;
Lev 26:41 And that I also have walked contrary unto them, and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity:
Lev 26:42 Then will I remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land.
Lev 26:43 The land also shall be left of them, and shall enjoy her sabbaths, while she lieth desolate without them: and they shall accept of the punishment of their iniquity: because, even because they despised my judgments, and because their soul abhorred my statutes.
Lev 26:44 And yet for all that, when they be in the land of their enemies, I will not cast them away, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly, and to break my covenant with them: for I am the LORD their God.
Lev 26:45 But I will for their sakes remember the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the heathen, that I might be their God: I am the LORD.
When YHWH GOD is FAITHFUL to His promises and Covenants
It is called GRACE!
Lev 26:46 These are the statutes and judgments and laws, which the LORD made between him and the children of Israel in mount Sinai by the hand of Moses.
Eph_1:6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
Eph 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
Eph 1:8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;
Grace is the name of the Faithfulness of YHWH to forgive us as His dear children.
Allowing us to receive wisdom and prudence as from a loving Father who is look for his son to Reform, offering us a way to reform even when we wer dead in our sins and trespasses.
But will we now by Grace listen to our Father to be his workmanship?
Will we choose to walk in his statutes, and keep his commandments, and do them?
Will we listen now that we have this Grace in Christ Jesus through Faith?
We need reformation!
Not according to our standards, not according to our morality but by His morality, by God’s statutes, we need to turn, we need to remove hard heart, we need Faith by Hearing the WORD of God, not the negation of one word for the other but the Trust of ALL in ALL. The circumcision of our heart is needed, not in replacement of God’s ordained sign of Righteousness given to Abraham, but the example which it teaches us:
humbling and accepting equals heart circumcision
Humbling + Accepting = Heart Circumcision
If then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity: Then will I remember my Covenant…
“If then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity”, he says, humbling and accepting equals heart circumcision, in the Law as well as in the Gospel, that is “in the old testament as well as the New testament”, in other words of Paul:
Col_2:10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
Col 2:11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:
This is not an abrogation of the Law, but a reminder of the gift of Grace given to us in Jesus Christ, that we can over come the curse of the law which comes by our iniquitous sin, by being:
Col 2:12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.
Col 2:13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
Col 2:14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
Col 2:15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
The principality and power God’s given to sin and it’s dominion in all aspects of our Christian Nation, needs not be as it is.
Grace great enough to redeem those who are in the state of the curse the moment they reform their heart and mind, but limited in it’s Atoning effect to those who will not walk in Faith…
We are plainly told of the power of the coming, dying and resurrection of Christ in 1Jn_3:5 …he was manifested to take away our sins… an all propitious sacrifice, with efficacy which is able reach into the future and forgive sin by an endless life, as well as an effective power that was the origin of every sacrifice commanded by YHWH’s Word, Offering grace great enough to redeem those who are in the state of the curse the moment they reform their heart and mind, but limited in it’s atoning effect to those who will not walk in Faith, and be a reformed and renewed workmanship:
Eph_2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Eph 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Eph 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Eph 2:11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;
Eph 2:12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
Eph 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
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.
Eph 2:18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
Eph 2:19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
Eph 2:20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
Eph 2:21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
Eph 2:22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
This is the Gospel in harmony with the Law of God not in godless opposition to it!
The work of the Cross, the Tree of the Curse:
Gal_3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
Gal 3:14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through Faith.
Crucifying the Word made flesh and leaving him in the Grave
Yet, from the smallest to the greatest, the most rudimentary morality of general christian culture is now abrogated, and hung on the cross of Anti-Christ, for every time a True Word of God is attempted to be crucified and left in the Grave it is anti-Christ in it’s doctrine, it is aother word, it is another Jesus and another Gospel; That as if when the flesh of Jesus Christ had died upon the tree, God’s Word from genesis to Acts died with it, as if when Christ rose from the dead he left the Word of God which contained His Law in the grave, and a new undefinable spirit arose from the dead.
The total Word of God made flesh was raised from the dead
The message I am sent to proclaim is a message of Resurrection of the total Christ, body and soul, flesh and spirit were raised by the Father according to the Gospel, and if you believe that Message is indeed Good, the good news, it is accurate and believable then the total Word of God was raised in the person of Jesu(s) Christ including his Law which is the exact sentiment contained in the prophecy given by Jeremiah in fulfillment of the prophecy given in the Law of God that:
Deu_18:15-19 The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me…
Like Moses, Christ was to be a Law Giver upon the heart by his perfect life, In Christ’s blood a provision was made for forgiveness to His Saints, a mediator of the Covenant between YHWH and His people.
Jeremiah 31 and Hebrews 8
Jeremiah says upon the authority of Deuteronomy 18 and in response to the curse of Leviticus 26:
Jer_31:28 And it shall come to pass, that like as I have watched over them, to pluck up, and to break down, and to throw down, and to destroy, and to afflict; so will I watch over them, to build, and to plant, saith the LORD.
Jer 31:29 In those days they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children’s teeth are set on edge.
Jer 31:30 But every one shall die for his own iniquity: every man that eateth the sour grape, his teeth shall be set on edge.
Jer 31:31 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah:
Jer 31:32 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the LORD:
Jer 31:33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
Jer 31:34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
Jer 31:35 Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is his name:
Jer 31:36 If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the LORD, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever.
Jer 31:37 Thus saith the LORD; If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, saith the LORD.
THE LAW IN THE HEART AND MIND BY FAITH WITH FORGIVENESS
is the sentiment of the
NEW COVENANT / NEW TESTAMENT!
If they hear not Moses and the prophets,
Neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead
In response to the curse which we have read, and the punishments, the chastisements, the reformation desired by God, seen in Lev 26 is still the love, joy, peace gentileness, longsuffering, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance of YHWH. While our fleshly mind in it’s lack of Faith in the perpetual covenant keeping God of Israel considers the punishments of the curse of God’s Law, and the horror of their revelation, the Spirit of God, which comes by the Scriptures Alone vindicates every action of a Holy God and Every command in His Law as being good for His people. YHWH God is so Spiritual our mind can not comprehend the purity of His person out side of his revelation as taught to the sons of Adam by His WORD. And those of Adam’s sons called from the Nations who are his elect, who will walk in his ways by Faith, in His New Covenant will demonstrate his Spiritual fruits. His law will be in our hear and mind, and we will have assurance by His Faith that we are forgiven of our ancestors trespasses as well as our own personal sin, we will as well acknowledge that we will die for our own sins. The New Covenant in Christ’s blood is not a page of paper, it’s not a stone with letters carved into it, a box on your head or a sign above your door its the Law in your heart and mind and thats called Faith, Faith which comes by hearing, and hearing which comes by the WORD of God!
Christ our Lord taught us the totality of His person when in his parable:
Luk_16:29 Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.
Luk 16:30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
Luk 16:31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
Christ is the one who rose from the dead, and christianity does not believe Moses, the prophets or CHrist himself in his perfection.
Mat_5:19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
Mat_7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Time and again the same song is sung, the song of Moses the servant of God, and it is answered by the song of the Lamb, saying,
“Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty;
Just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.
Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name?
For thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee;
For thy judgments are made manifest.”
That is the song of the Lamb, do we sing it as we repent?
Do we think on it as we reform?
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