Mockeries of God’s Truth, chapter 17

7/27/19, God’s 4th month, 16th day of Tamuz, 5,779 until sunset. 

To: People called to be atOne with God the Father and God the Son.  “Heirs with Abraham.

When the seventh day holy Sabbath isn’t remembered people soon forget the essentials of creation and why we’re made in God’s image and likeness. God made the seventh day holy, rested and reflected. Normally people who think the Sabbath has been changed soon disregard the day they think it was changed to and consider it a frolic day. The same then soon began worshiping tradition and so called science rather than our Creator.

“Bible.org” is a good source for study. We subscribe to that newsletter and want to share the upcoming quoting part of Paul’s letter to the Colossians.

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And after you have read this letter, have it read to the church of Laodicea. In turn, read the letter from Laodicea as well (Colossians 4:16, NET).

It seems obvious from Paul’s words here to the saints of Colossae and Laodicea that he believed his words, written to one church, were equally applicable to other churches as well. Thus, the Book of Colossians was intended to be circulated to others. This is consistent with the nature of truth: truth is universally true. Something that is true in 2,000 B.C. is still true in 2,000 A.D. Something that is true in Corinth in Paul’s day, is still true in Columbus, Ohio or Cape Town, South Africa today.

This is something about which the Scriptures are clear and emphatic: Biblical truth is universally true. What is true, and good for one church, is true and good for all the churches:

Every scripture is inspired by God and useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the person dedicated to God may be capable and equipped for every good work (2Timothy 3:16-17).

I encourage you, then, be imitators of me. For this reason, I have sent Timothy to you, who is my dear and faithful son in the Lord. He will remind you of my ways in Christ, as I teach them everywhere in every church (1Corinthians 4:16-17).

Nevertheless, as the Lord has assigned to each one, as God has called each person, so must he live I give this sort of direction in all the churches (1Corinthians 7:17).

If anyone intends to quarrel about this, we have no other practice, nor do the churches of God (1 Corinthians 11:16).

The universal relevance and applicability of the truth of God’s Word is foundational to a global ministry like Bible.org. Biblical truth that is taught in one part of the world, and at one point in time, is relevant to every church, in every place, at any time. Our free content on Bible.org (and other content which we recommend) reaches nearly every country in the world as our correspondence consistently indicates.

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  The following scriptural text prove that the Lord speaking through Moses was in fact Jesus.” (Study John 1:1-5, Colossians 1:15-22 and Hebrews 1:1-4 again; “After God spoke long ago in various portions and in various ways to our ancestors through the prophets, in these last days He has spoken to us in a Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, and through whom He created the world. The Son is the radiance of His glory and the representation of His essence, and He sustains all things by His powerful word, and so when he had accomplished cleansing for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. Thus he became so far better than the angels as He has inherited a name superior to theirs.”

The world isn’t gifted to recognize; “annual Sabbaths are holy to God and believers IN Jesus” they foreshadow Jesus’ being the Messiah and reason for the three seasons, “Passover, Feast of First Fruits and Feast of Tabernacles.

(Leviticus 23:4-8; “‘These are the Lord’s appointed times, holy assemblies, which you must proclaim at their appointed time. In the first month, “Abib - Nisan” on the fourteenth day of the month, at twilight, is a Passover offering to the Lord. Then on the fifteenth day of the same month will be the Festival of Unleavened Bread to the Lord; seven days you must eat unleavened bread. On the first day “the 15th” there will be a holy assembly for you; you must not do any regular work. You must present a gift to the Lord for seven days, and the seventh day is a holy assembly; you must not do any regular work.’”) (The Passover season contains two of God’s seven annual Sabbaths.)

Sabbaths are made for man, not man for the Sabbaths. Made so followers of Jesus could keep focused on His Way. Putting leavening out symbolizes putting sin out of our lives. Assembling on God’s set aside holy times shows respect to and worship of. Recognizing God is the giver of all good things. There is no set aside time, for not worshiping.

The importance of Passover, “the 14th day of God’s first month, plus the 15th and 22nd annual Sabbaths, look back and forward to Jesus’ blood sacrifice for the remission of sin and our need to overcome to the end. God’s chosen people’s “Israel’s” deliverance was a type of our individual deliverance. Through Moses, Jesus delivered the Israelites from Egyptian bondage, “sin” on the exact preplanned day and much later as pre-planned gave Himself for the remission of sin on the exact day planned. (See Exodus 12:40) The word, “Israel” has the MEANING, “God Fights.”

Israel’s time in bondage to Egypt was exactly 430 years and was told to Abraham. Jacob’s son, “Joseph” was made Jesus’ servant and ruler under the Egyptian Pharaoh. Through Joseph God settled the Israelites in Egypt. Jesus had promised Abraham, “his descendents would be in bondage and their delivery preplanned.” That promise looked forward to a greater spiritual delivery of Abraham‘s spiritual descendents. (See Galatians 3:29) Moses was called to be a type of the coming Deliverer. Jesus is our Deliverer and our Passover Lamb.

Jesus kept the Passover with humility, demonstrating love, washing His disciples feet and teaching that eternal life is through Himself. (Jesus “The Vine” and we followers are the branches. (See John 1:5) Jesus had the prophets, foretell His death, burial, resurrection, second return and is still teaching us through His apostles. Jesus’ death and burial was on the 14th day of Nisan- Abib. They hurried to put Him in the tomb before the annual, fifteenth day of Nisan Sabbath. (Not the weekly Sabbath, even if the weekly fell on the same day as the annual.)

From the weekly, “wave sheaf offering Sabbath” begins the fifty day count to Pentecost. (The second holy season and third annual Sabbath, “the feast of first fruits.” (Pentecost meaning “to count fifty” and God’s third of seven annual Sabbaths. Demonstrating the importance of Pentecost to Himself, “God the Father sent His holy spirit of truth” to dwell in His chosen people on that Pentecost after Jesus’ ascension.

Jesus told His apostles to wait in Jerusalem for this promise. Pentecost is the birth day of God‘s new testament church. .

The third, holy to God season. (see Exodus 23:14-19) (Deut 16:16-17) includes the last four of seven annual Sabbaths. Trumpets, Atonement, the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles and the Last Great Day. Trumpets is on the first day of God’s seventh month, Atonement the tenth day, the Feast of Tabernacles the fifteenth day and seventh annual Sabbath, the 22nd and the eighth day of the feast. The seventh annual Sabbath, called, “the Last Great Day.” (Lev 23:23-36)

Again lets study Jesus’ recorded spoken words as He kept this “Last Great Day.”

(John 7:37-39; “On the Last Day of the feast, the greatest day, Jesus stood up and shouted out, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me, and let the one who believes IN Me drink. Just as the scripture says, ‘From within him will flow rivers of living water.’” (Now He said this about the Spirit, whom those who believed IN Him were going to receive, for the Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.)

God planned that the holy spirit of truth be given miraculously and with power on that Pentecost after Jesus’ ascension. (Likened to the wind, His spirit was gifted.)

The present world’s most accepted calendar is the Roman calendar. Created to appease gentile populations. Its new year attempts to coincide with the winter equinox. God’s calendar first month falls around March - April and His seventh around October. God’s months begins on each new moon. (Google, “Jewish calendar” if interested in keeping attuned with God‘s calendar.

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