Way revealed to Abraham, Moses & Jesus’ apostles, chapter 26

To: In Home churches of God, God’s 7th month Tishrei 22, 5,781. 10/10/2020.

    Today is two Sabbaths in one, the seventh day and the Last Great Day

    God’s Covenants are perpetual, made to and with people.        His first printed covenant is with Noah and subsequent generations promising to never flood the whole earth again. A rainbow is placed as a reminder. Commanding man not to shed blood of man, nor partake of blood is another. See Genesis 9: Next printed covenant was to Abram, promising lands to Him and his descendents; they’d perpetually inherit from the river of Egypt to the great Euphrates, the Kenites, Kenizzites, Kadmonites, Hittites, Perizzites, Rephaites, Amorites, Canaanites, Girgashites, and Jebusites lands. See Gen 15: These lands will yet be occupied by the twelve tribes after Jesus’ return. See Isaiah 22:, 35:, 51:-53:, 65: Jeremiah 31: and Amos 9:11-15 for starters.

  Abram was and is to become the father of a multitude of nations; a perpetual covenant with Himself and his descendants. They’d need to circumcise the flesh of the foreskins as a reminder of the covenant. Sarah was to bear a son, name him Isaac. God would confirm His perpetual covenant with Isaac, Jacob and their descendants. See Gen 17: The Son of God ‘Jesus’ prophesied coming is two fold, ‘as the Lamb of God and as King of Kings. See more history including Sodom’s wickedness; Abram rescuing his nephew Lot and God providing a sacrifice for Isaac etc. See Gen 18: - 24:

    The principle throughout is that God chooses, plans and promises. Isaac’s son Jacob was chosen over his brother Esau, both prospered until a drought caused Jacob’s family of seventy to join Joseph in Egypt as promised. The family became slaves as God promised Abraham. Almost 400 years later God heard their groaning and remembered His covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The Lord God Jesus called Moses to be their deliverer under His authority.  

   (Exodus 6:2-9; God spoke to Moses and said to him, “I am the LORD. I appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as God Almighty, but by My name ‘the LORD’ I was not known to them. I also established My covenant with them to give them the land of Canaan, where they were living as resident foreigners. I have also heard the groaning of the Israelites, whom the Egyptians are enslaving, and I have remembered My covenant. Therefore, tell the Israelites, ‘I am the LORD. I will bring you out from your enslavement to the Egyptians, I will rescue you from the hard labor they impose, I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments. I will take you to Myself for a people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the LORD your God, who brought you out from your enslavement to the Egyptians. I will bring you to the land I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and to Jacob; I will give it to you as a possession. I am the LORD!’  Moses told this to the Israelites, but they did not listen to him because of their discouragement and hard labor.)      By promise, nothing earned, Jesus delivered His covenanted people through Moses. The deliverance was on the first annual Sabbath, ‘day after Passover.’ Demonstrating His perpetual love the Lord God Jesus gave them His commandments, attributes and oracles to be kept perpetually, 3 months later at Mount Sinai. (Exodus 19:1-25; In the third month after the Israelites went out from the land of Egypt, on the very day, they came to the Desert of Sinai. After they journeyed from Rephidim they came to the Desert of Sinai and they camped in the desert in front of the mountain. Moses went up to God and the LORD called to him from the mountain, “Thus you will tell the house of Jacob, and declare to the people of Israel: ‘You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt and how I lifted you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Myself. Now, if you will diligently listen to Me and keep My covenant, then you will be My special possession out of all the nations, for all the earth is mine, and you will be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.‘ These are the words that you will speak to the Israelites. So Moses came and summoned the elders of Israel. He set before them all these words that the LORD had commanded him, and all the people answered together, “All that the LORD has commanded we will do!” So Moses brought the words of the people back to the LORD. The LORD said to Moses, “I am going to come to you in a dense cloud, so that the people may hear when I speak with you and so that they will always believe in you.” And Moses told the words of the people to the LORD. The LORD said to Moses, “Go to the people and sanctify them today and tomorrow, and make them wash their clothes and be ready for the third day, for on the third day the LORD will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.     You must set boundaries for the people, saying, ‘Take heed to yourselves not to go up on the mountain nor touch its edge. Whoever touches the mountain will surely be put to death! No hand will touch him — but he will surely be stoned or shot through, whether a beast or a human being; he must not live.’ When the ram’s horn sounds a long blast they may go up on the mountain.”

    Then Moses went down from the mountain to the people and sanctified the people, and they washed their clothes. He said to the people, “Be ready for the third day. Do not go near your wives.” On the third day in the morning there was thunder and lightning and a dense cloud on the mountain, and the sound of a very loud horn; all the people who were in the camp trembled. Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet God, and they took their place at the foot of the mountain.

    Mount Sinai was completely covered with smoke because the LORD had descended on it in fire, and its smoke went up like the smoke of a great furnace, and the whole mountain shook violently. When the sound of the horn grew louder and louder, Moses was speaking and God was answering him with a voice. ….    The LORD came down on Mount Sinai, on the top of the mountain, the LORD summoned Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up. The LORD said to Moses, “Go down and solemnly warn the people, lest they force their way through to the LORD to look, and many of them perish. Let the priests also, who approach the LORD, sanctify themselves, lest the LORD break through against them.” ….    Moses said to the LORD, “The people are not able to come up to Mount Sinai, because you solemnly warned us, ‘Set boundaries for the mountain and set it apart.’ The LORD said to him, “Go, get down, and come up, Aaron with you, but do not let the priests and the people force their way through to come up to the LORD, lest He break through against them.” So Moses went down to the people and spoke. ……    God spoke all these words: “I, the LORD, am your God, who brought you from the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery.

1, “You shall have no other gods before me.”

2, “You shall not make for yourself a carved image or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above or that is on the earth beneath or that is in the water below. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I, the LORD, your God, am a jealous God, responding to the transgression of fathers by dealing with children to the third and fourth generations of those who reject Me, and showing covenant faithfulness to a thousand generations of those who love Me and keep My commandments.”

3. “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold guiltless anyone who takes His name in vain.”

4. “Remember the Sabbath day to set it apart as holy. For six days you may labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God; on it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, or your male servant, or your female servant, or your cattle, or the resident foreigner who is in your gates. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth and the sea and all that is in them, and He rested on the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and set it apart as holy.”

5. “Honor your father and your mother, that you may live a long time in the land the LORD your God is giving to you.”

6.  “You shall not murder.”

7.  “You shall not commit adultery.”

8.  “You shall not steal.”

9.  “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.”

10. “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, his female servant, his ox, his donkey, anything that belongs to your neighbor.”

    First four commandments tells God’s chosen people how to honor Him and the last six, how to honor fellow citizens. Demonstrating His perpetual love for His chosen, He also gave attributes they should practice, how to care for the land and oracles are recorded in Exodus and Leviticus. ……..    (Exodus 20:18-  All the people were seeing the thundering and the lightning, and heard the sound of the horn, and saw the mountain smoking — and when the people saw it they trembled with fear and kept their distance. They said to Moses, “You speak to us and we will listen, but do not let God speak with us, lest we die.”) The writer of Hebrews picks up on this event at chapter 12, explaining that NOW we come to spiritual Mt. Sinai, Study it.         Moses said to the people, “Do not fear, for God has come to test you, that the fear of Him may be before you so that you do not sin.” The people kept their distance, but Moses drew near the thick darkness where God was.) ……   The Lord God Jesus’ covenant is with Israel, not the world at large. See more about His perpetual covenants and commands at Exodus 31:-34: 

The New.

  This old covenant maker is ‘Jesus’ He and God the Father pre-planned His fleshly birth, the new covenant, His death, His resurrection, His ascension and His glorification before the Holy Spirit was to be gifted. He followed through, ‘fulfilled’ all that was written about Him so a new covenant with spiritual Israelites, ‘followers of Jesus’ could be ratified.

    After Jesus’ ascension and return He observed two men walking and discussing the previous events in Jerusalem. (Luke 2:25-35; So Jesus said to them, “You foolish people — how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Wasn’t it necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and enter into His glory?” Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, He interpreted to them the things written about Himself in all the scriptures. So they approached the village where they were going. He acted as though He wanted to go farther, but they urged Him, “Stay with us, because it is getting toward evening and the day is almost done.” So He went in to stay with them.  When He had taken His place at the table with them, He took the bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. At this point their eyes were opened and they recognized Him. Then He vanished out of their sight. They said to each other, “Didn’t our hearts burn within us while He was speaking with us on the road, while He was explaining the scriptures to us?” So they got up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem. They found the eleven and those with them gathered together and saying, “The Lord has really risen, and has appeared to Simon!” Then they told what had happened on the road, and how they recognized Him when He broke the bread.”) Next we plan to review Hebrews 9: with the New Covenant’s promises.

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