Listen to me ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the Lord. Look unto Abraham your Father and unto Sarah who bore you:for I called him alone.
James 2:14, 17, 20-23
The scripture was fulfilled which saith Abraham believed God and it was imputed unto him for righteousness and he was called the FRIEND of God. We need to examine this. In our generation, let us see if this has changed over time.
John 15:15, 14
We can only be friends with God if we do what he commands. Let us look at a man who thought he was a friend of God.
This friend was no friend at all, in other words he did not obey God but pretended that he did, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
God promised Abraham that his seed would be as the stars of heaven if he could count them. This twofold, physical and spiritual seed of those who would believe God and come into the covenant.
Genesis 17:9-14, 24-27
All males eight days old. Must needs be circumcised. We will show that the physically bought with money of the stranger has a spiritual meaning
1 Corinthians 6:20
but what is this price we are purchased with?
We leaders have got to watch ourselves as It is Jesus Christ who hath made us overseers to feed the church of God which he hath purchased with his own blood.
Acts 15:1-2, 19-21
A great dispute broke out between the apostles and the scribes and Pharisees about the circumcision. Finally James spoke up and gave what appears to be his opinion but on closer look he is saying from Moses time the law is being read every Sabbath day and the non-Israelites when they come in will heard the word preached but don’t hit them with the circumcision straight off, give them time to drink the basics of the faith first. Let us examine this
1 Corinthians 3:1-3
You cannot feed a new born baby with solid food, it will kill them.
2 Peter 3:15-16
Peter tells us that some of the letters of Paul are hard to understand which misinformed people twist as they do other scriptures to their own destruction.
A few days after this dispute, Paul takes Timothy and circumcises him! Let us see what Peter tells us when things seem contradictory.
2 Peter 1:16, 19-20
We are told prophecy of the scriptures is more solid evidence, so let us turn to the scriptures for solid evidence.
Isaiah 8:16, 20
To the Law and to the testimony. If we don’t want to deal with them both there is no truth is us.
We are commanded to keep the feasts of the Lord, the first of which is the Passover.
1 Corinthians 11:23-29
This is the Passover which people call the Lord’s supper or communion. We are warned LET EVERYMAN EXAMINE HIMSELF OTHERWISW WE EAT AND DRINK DAMNATION TO OURSELVES. Let us look at the ordinance of the Passover as commanded by God.
Exodus 12:38, 43-44, 48-50
No stranger, non-Israelite can partake in the Passover without being circumcised. One law must be for them all.
It is confirmed, one law shall be for all, it is one covenant but added to as the Lord directed because we can’t learn everything in one day which is why God gave us the life manual called the bible.
Ezekiel 44:1-2, 5-7, 9
NO STRANGER, UNCIRCUMCISED IN HEART, NOR UNCIRCUMCISED IN FLESH SHALL ENTER INTO MY SANCTUARY OF ANY STRANGER THAT IS AMONG THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL!
Circumcise the foreskin of your heart/mind but also of the flesh.
Jesus had to be circumcised eight days old because it is the law and his mother had to carry out the purification law after childbirth
1 Corinthians 10:1-3
It was Christ that was with the Israelites in the time of Moses / read Exodus 14/ Noah was a type of baptism.
Let us see what Jesus did.
Jesus had to be baptized to fulfil all righteousness
Does this mean when we baptize, we quote verbatim what Jesus said or do we find the NAME? (SINGULAR)
Acts 19:1, 3-5
So what name are we to be baptized in? The name of JESUS
Jesus name is the name above all names because it is the Fathers name:Let us see why the apostle Paul and Peter baptized in the name of Jesus.
No other name given under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
Let us see what makes us men/women of God.
1 Kings 2:1-3
Keeping the charge of the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes/law and his commandments; and his judgments and his testimonies as it is written in the law of GOD which came through Moses.
Let us look at the works of the flesh or carnal mind and see the fruit that it bears
The carnal mind means death, but the spiritual mind is life and peace.
Adultery, fornication, uncleanness (morally/spiritual) lasciviousness (sexual lust) Idolatry, witchcraft (practice of magic/Obeah / using spells/black magic) hatred, variance (inconsistent) emulations (pretentious/falsehood) seditions (inciting rebellion) heresies (belief or opinion contrary to the truth
Jeremiah 7:8-11, 13, 16
For those who think we don’t have to do anything and follow vain traditions, because Christ done it all, you are trusting in lying words. Faith without works is dead.
The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked who can know it?
There is no hiding place! Even if we can hide from men let’s look what the word of God says
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword.
Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 5-9
Keeping the laws of God is wisdom!
They are destroyed because they lacked knowledge of how to serve God because they have forgotten the law of thy God.
If we throw away the Laws of God, we have no knowledge. We spend our whole life going to church and guess what?
2 Timothy 3:7
Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Why?
Jeremiah 12:8, 10
It is the Pastors that have led the people astray!
The Lord sums up the state and fate of the people who follow these pastors.
The earth also is defiled under its inhabitants thereof because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance (authorative orders) broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore, hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate. Therefore, the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.
Jeremiah 23:1-2, 9-11, 16-18, 21-32
The Lord is against all false prophets who tell lies in the name of the Lord
The final warning.