Why Would You Go Back To the Law?


There is a choice

There is a choice

We keep doing it, over and over again, without ever realizing it. It’s so subtle. Yes, as Bob Dylan said, “The enemy is subtle, how be it we are deceived? When the truth is in our hearts, and  we still won’t believe? Shine Your Light, Shine Your Light On Me!(Precious Angel) We keep returning to the law,  which cannot save.

Now do you think that the Jews are any different from any religious system of works?They were chosen because they were the only nation that believed in the one true God. All of the other nations followed pagan gods. This is why God had to preserve them as His people and made covenant with them. He alone gave them all of these laws. And this is what bound them to Himself. He had to preserve them as His own to bring the messiah through them. God will not take back His covenant, nor deny Himself.

The Jews were blinded by hundreds of laws. Don’t you remember? They were handed down from God Himself . Were they given just to amuse Himself? Absolutely not. They all had a purpose. Here’s an example of one of the hundreds. The two goats. Only one was to be used on the Day of Atonement. The scapegoat, was released after the sins of the nation of Israel had been placed upon its head. It is of course where we get the term, “scapegoat,”  It is also the reason that you will see so many demonically inspired uses in the artwork today. I’m amazed after it had been pointed out to me. A picture of sin. An innocent animal left to die. Hmm, interesting picture.

Now all of those laws. So many and a lot just didn’t make much sense. They all were types and foreshadows of messiah. Yet, when Paul spoke he clearly reminded the Jews that if they chose to go back to the law, they would have be judged by the law and if they violated one, they violated the whole of the law. He said that “the laws had  to been given,  to point us to our need of a savior!.

Indeed, we had no desire to sin until the law was given!” Oh, I love that! Just look at Adam and Eve in the garden. Oh, better yet. Look at a little child and their innocence…until you tell them they can’t touch something. That’s when that rebellion rears it’s ugly head. Now remember how the Pharisees chastised Jesus for healing a  man on the Sabbath? How preposterous was that? He IS the sabbath! He had to ask them if it was easier to forgive the man or heal him? Then he told him to pick up his mat and walk? He was always rocking the proverbial boat of the religious leaders, but yet He was the leader and they were so blinded with religious pride, couldn’t see Him. I thought it humorous and sad.

“The law of sin and death is in the flesh.” We are born into sin but thanks be to Jesus Christ who has set us free from the law of  sin and the grave! Now, when we look at all of the man-made doctrines it is a subtle way of taking us back to the law, once again. Trying to earn our way. We must do as Paul told the Bereans to do. Question everything by scripture. My pastor taught me to do this in my church and one day I had to even do this with him once. I have great respect for him, yet the Lord commands us to line everything up with His word.

When I was in the Lutheran church I started to question the spiritual leaders. I realized that Martin Luther had split from the Catholic church because he discovered they had not been teaching from scripture the fundamentals, “that we are saved by grace not by works.” Of course there was the Reformation and many people realized that only the leadership  had a bibles, and Martin Luther found one, hidden away and saw these truths which began the split. We know that one “comes to faith by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” So that changed the whole course of history, but then the Lutheran’s also erred. They also became legalistic. No different from the Pharisees of old. I wanted to know God. I didn’t care about any man’s religion. I could see as a young girl who Christ never stood in the midst of crowds and stated, “now look guys I want you to be Baptists, you to be Catholics and you to be Jews.” And Jesus was a Jew for good reason. Born into the nation of Israel. God didn’t make a mistake. I wanted to understand this convenant.

Another thing that I noticed as a young girl was that the only time Jesus seemed to have a problem was when he was confronted by those religious guys.He really didn’t spend very much time inside the temple. Here I was seeing the same thing with religious people. And when I went with my girlfriend to see Jesus Christ Superstar, something powerful happened watching that crucifixion scene. I noticed that the doctrines in my church became more ritualistic and I started to question them as a young girl. I saw things in my bible that weren’t being taught.  Perhaps because these leaders didn’t understand. I saw Nicodemus go to Jesus and ask him how he could enter the kingdom of heaven. I heard Jesus tell him plainly, “unless a man be born again, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.” I wondered at this and many other things that were spoken. I wondered what made our religion, “right,” and everyone else s wrong.

Then, something happened to me. A spiritual experience. It was so noticable that a pastor called me in to speak to me about it. He wanted to know. But how could he explain it? They all went to seminary, but were never taught that to be ‘born again,’ is an experience that the Lord was telling Nicodemus must happen to each person if they are to enter the kingdom of God. We must become like a child before this experience takes place. It is not a religion and we cannot keep the laws. We must simply have faith and know that He is the savior who has fulfilled the laws. We must know we are a sinner and cannot keep any laws as Paul says and if those laws weren’t given, we would have no reason to sin.

Now it wasn’t until Roman Emperor Constantine came on the scene, and became a Christian that Catholicism began.He became born again. He was so zealous, that he wanted the whole of Rome to become Christian, however they had all been pagans up to this point.As most people understand, you cannot force conversions. Especially since these pagans, were anti-Semitic and the Christians, for the most part, were still mostly Jewish. So, to make it more palatable, he allowed the mix of the pagan practices. The Goddess Astarte, for example was worshipped. She was the goddess of fertility. And instead of celebrating Passover, which the Romans, would not do, they used eggs and bunnies, etc. as and celebrated Easter or Resurrection Sunday.

Sunday, was taken from the Sun God( yes, even our calendars have pagan roots), and although Jesus did not celebrate His own birthday anywhere in scripture, He did celebrate the Festival of Lights, Chanukah and it was on this day that he spoke to the religious leaders when he stated, “I am the light of the world!” Claiming to be the center candle of the menorah, gives this whole new meaning when we understand this from His perspective.

Without offending anyone, as Paul has stated, “everything is acceptable, but everything is now acceptable in the Lord, since we have freedom in the Spirit, however, everything is not beneficial.” Yes, in my house, I do both. I celebrate Resurrection Sunday, yet I also celebrate the Passover, since I know that the Lord Is the Passover. I know that He did not celebrate Easter and place a basket of eggs and chocolate bunnies around his house. Although its okay. Let me tell you, if you’ve ever been to a seder, you will wonder why the Jews do not see Jesus as the messiah. I recommend every believer do this. The Lord told us that it is meant for all of us to celebrate throughout every generation They are not called the Jewish Feasts, but the Feasts of the Lord. And they are meant for believers more than anyone else and in them is a mystery;the timetable of God, unlocked only by those with the Spirit of God.

What the Lord told us to do is this: “Learn of Me Not any religious doctrine, not any man-made institution. It was in the name of every religion that He was crucified. The word religion itself means, a return to bondage. I want freedom. Freedom in Christ. Freedom from the law to know Him.But now I know, I am part of this covenant. I am no longer judged by the law and there is nothing greater than this. I want everyone to know this freedom.

He is the beginning and  the end of everything. The Alpha and Omega.

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Bible Thieves???


Love the Word of the Lord

Love the Word of the Lord

Well, it looks as though someone rummaged through my car and stole my bible. Yes, that’s right. They must think I have some secrets locked up inside of that magic book. Well, don’t we all? The Lord told us this book is His word and it’s mysteries are unlocked to all believers. Oh, that we should all love his word. My only regret is that I had a sweet envelope from my father inside my bible and some notes. It was also inscribed to me.

Of course a bible is a personal thing. What does the person think I know that they don’t? First of all you need to have one thing to unlock the mysteries of the Bible. The Holy Spirit. He is the one that gives us the understanding of the Word, because He is the breath of God. He authored the Word.

How do you hope to understand what comes from the spirit of God without the Spirit of God living in you? Do you think I’m some kind of a spy or something? Just because I have knowledge of things in advance or dreams that can be interpreted? Anyone that is a true follower of the Lord, knows that these things come from God, and the closer to His return, the more frequent we shall see these things happen. We must learn to rely on His spirit. Look at Acts2 during Pentecost in the New Testament. We have just completed Pentecost for this season as well.. (Acts2:17)In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams, Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days and they will prophesy,

I will show wonders in the heaven above, and things on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke,

The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.

And everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved.

Because I tell you a darkness is coming, you wonder??? The Lord has told us. He told us also, it wil be the Time of Jacob’s troubles.

Now when he resurrected, he told the disciples that unless he sent to them the gift, from the Father, of the Holy Spirit, they would not have the full power of God. The power to become witnesses. (Dunamis) This is the completion of Christs work on the cross. This is also when “their minds were illuminated to the word.” The author living in them, bearing witness to the words written. This is why some people can read the bible from cover to cover and never get, the revelation knowledge from it. It is the rhema, (faith and life given word).

It’s also referred to in the Word as “living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword.” (Hebrews4:12) Why, is it different than any other published book? This is the reason. It applies yesterday, today and in the future. As I have said many times, it is a loop of history and the Lord has written everything in specific detail to help us, if man would only study it.

I watched a special on television last night about Freemasons, and thought how man wants to find any other way, but Gods way. Adding and subtracting from His word, just to elevate himself to some high position. When I saw the practices behind closed doors, besides being occult in nature, I could only describe it in a word, Stupid.And to think that many of these practices could have been used to govern in high offices is reprehensible, however, it doesn’t surprise me. We have always seen the influence of darkness since the beginning. God does not operate in darkness, but the light of truth.

God had always kept it simple. He said the world was formed round, long before man decided to listen and kept believing they’d sail off the edge of the earth. We keep trying our own way, and He keeps trying to bring us back. This is why He came for us. When you read Isaiah 53, the prophet speaking of the Lord, says in verse 6, We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way, and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

So, here I am wondering, why someone is stealing my bible, as if they are going to find out something that they can’t find in any other bible. It’s almost amusing. I am going to give you a shoutout. You don’t need any special decoding technology for my dreams or my bible. You don’t need to track me with tracking devices or phone calls, etc.

However, if you do want to know what I know, and understand how the Lord speaks, you must have that intimate relationship with Him that I have. That only comes through repentance.(You might want to start with that bible theft) haha! Just kidding. If you give your life to the Lord in the process, I will forgive you. At any rate, then you must ask the Lord to become your Lord and Savior, that means giving up control. That’s the tough part for most people. Especially arrogant men, that believe they are in control. However, even these men will be brought to the place of humility..

It is the only way to the Lord and to know Him. Look at Nicodemus, the teacher of the Law. He decided to sneak behind everyone’s backs to go and see the Lord and ask that question, “How can I enter the kingdom of God?” Obviously, he knew the Lord was no ordinary man.

The Lord very simply told him, “you must be born again.” Nicodemus thought he was talking about the flesh and couldn’t understand this. This is when the Lord pointed out that “flesh gives birth to flesh, but the spirit gives birth to the spirit.”(John3″1-16)

So now, you know all of my secrets. They can be yours too. They are for anyone that turns His heart to the Lord. He made Himself available to all men. A living sacrifice.

Now, when I share the other dream the Lord gave me after this post, what are you going to steal? My pillows?

If you do give your life to the Lord, please do me a favor and return my bible or at least the envelope from my father. It was so sweet, as you can see, he actually wrote a note to the mailman on the outside which I thought quite humorous and everything from my father is priceless.

Anyway, we know from scripture that the Lord refers to Satan as “the god of this world, who blinds the unbelievers minds to the truth.” We know that he only has a certain amount of time to create chaos in this world and he doesn’t even know when that time will come to a close, so I’d imagine he uses many agents to try and find out how the whole thing will play out. We also know that it’s impossible for him to ever know because there will be no Holy Spirit giving him any interpretation, so he has to rely on spying and mans technology. He is also referred to as “the prince of the power of the air.” Ephesians 2:2) He likes to use surveillance. (satellites) This is his forte. Covert, hidden, darkness.

But remember who you are in Christ, “greater is He that is in me, than the one who is in the world.”(1John4:4)