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          Beloveds, we must clear up the lie that when the Lord told Joshua he would have good success through obeying the Law, that this was meant for Christians today. The Lord told this to Joshua that in obeying the Old Covenant of the Law God would give him success in conquering certain lands and taking these lands for the nation of Israel: Joshua 1: 5 There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. 6 Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.
          
          
          
          Also in keeping the Old Covenant of the Law, (which is all they had from God), he would not face the wrath of God and die as Aaron and Moses did for their disobedience to God in not keeping the Old Covenant of the Law: Num. 27: 12 And the LORD said unto Moses, Get thee up into this mount Abarim, and see the land which I have given unto the children of Israel. 13 And when thou hast seen it, thou also shalt be gathered unto thy people, as Aaron thy brother was gathered. 14 For ye rebelled against my commandment in the desert of Zin, in the strife of the congregation, to sanctify me at the water before their eyes: that is the water of Meribah in Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.
          
          Moses never preached that the Old Covenant of the Law would make anyone permanently righteous in the sight of God. Here is the truth, preached by our Saviour Jesus Christ: Jhn 5:46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.
          
           Luk 24:44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.

          Gal 2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, THEN CHRIST IS DEAD IN VAIN.
          
          See Galatians 3, which explains God’s purposes for the Law; and how Jesus Christ has delivered us from it for all time. Feel free to study on your own the numerous verses that fully declare that Jesus Christ is the eternal Saviour and final sole source of eternal salvation for all time for all who believe in Him. See John 14:6.

          

          Anyone willfully claiming salvation based on keeping the Old Covenant of the Law and/ or combining it with the New Covenant of Jesus Christ, or anything else is not considered a Christian according to the Bible.

          
          Gal 2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, THEN CHRIST IS DEAD IN VAIN.

          
          Gal 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the CURSE: for it is written, CURSED is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. 11 But that NO MAN is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.

          1Ti. 1:5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:6 From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;
          7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.

          1Ti 1:9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, 10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; 11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.

          John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

          
          

    Tue, Nov 29th - 7:45PM



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    Think about what you expected here, and how you felt when you found nothing, holy people.


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    Fri, Nov 18th - 9:31PM



    STUDIES IN HEBREWS 

    CHAPTER SEVEN

    Brothers and sisters, let us, the family of priests of our eternally living God and Father, bring our spiritual tithes unto our Great eternally Living Saviour, High Priest/Mediator God the Son Jesus Christ, whom God has given to us forever. Although He will not speak, our Lord’s nail scarred hands always extend graciously to receive all that we bring/dedicate to Him out of our love for Him.

     

    Lord Jesus, we your holy family of priests come to you, in the presence of our Great God and Father, although we can pray, and ask for anything that we need, we have not come to ask you for anything. Instead, we frankly come for the sole purpose of giving you our spiritual tithes of love and praises to pour out to you for your abundant love, mercy and truth, and undying gratitude for your atoning work in which we are forever saved.

     

    You have no need to speak for you have freely shown us your heart of compassion in blessing us and giving us the power to produce our fruit in service to you.

     

    Lord Jesus, just as Abraham, did not ask for anything from you, but  gave you the first tithes from his heart, because he recognized/understood/knew without a doubt that you are far and above greater than himself and worthy of all He possessed; so do we Lord from our hearts, spiritually give unto you our true spiritual tithes of all that we do out of love for you and in service to you in our daily lives.  Lord Jesus. You know our hearts and there is no need for you to speak when the hearts of God’s people commune with the very heart of God, for love is the true language of the heart.

     

    Holy brethren, think about this our first human parent Adam had a full belly every day in God’s Garden Eden. He had everything, he needed, blessings, a wife, shelter, protection. He never suffered a headache or any form of sickness in that Garden, and at the beginning there was no death yet, so evidently God meant for him and his wife Eve to have eternal life. This means his progeny was to have eternal life too.

     

    Despite all this, dearly beloveds, Adam refused to defend the word of God when the serpent showed up. The serpent could tempt but he cannot make anyone sin against their own will. Nobody threatened or twisted Adams arm to force him to sin, he sinned of his own free will.

     

     Adam chose to believe the word of the serpent over the word of God; proving himself to be unfaithful and unbelieving. He deliberately chose not to protect Eve, although he could have. Adam put his own interests above that of Eve. Adam was slick, he did nothing to prevent Eve from taking the forbidden fruit and eating it, to see if she would actually die as God had said. It was only when he saw she didn’t die, and there was no risk to himself, that he went and took some to eat himself. God proved Adam a liar, because he blamed Eve, making an excuse to evade being blamed rightly for his own sin: 1Ti 2:14

     

    God allowed Adam to be tested and tried and proved him to also be a thief, because the forbidden fruit was not his to take. He was proven to be greedy/envious in chosing to try and be like God rather than to serve Him. However, holy brethren, we know that an atonement was made for Adam and Eve; Gen 3:21


    Adam’s sin still had devestating consequences for the human race as a whole and the very fiber of nature itself; and as they say the rest is history. Feel free to read more on the serpent’s punishment on your own, brethren: Gen 3:1-24.

     

    Brothers and sisters, some might say, if God knew all that was to happen beforehand why did He allow it? Those who ask these kinds of questions do not know nor understand the love, faithfulness, power, and mercy of God. You see God gives every human being free will, the same as He gave to all the angels, to obey or not and to receive the consequences good or bad. Even so, God still stacks the deck in giving with any temptations that people face arising internally or externally, the power to escape from it if any so choose, the same today as He did then: 1Co 10:13.

     

    Nevertheless, God cannot be controlled by or bound by the will of man, for God remains in control working everything out according to His own will and purposes: Eph 1:11, (let’s take a deep breath of relief here, brethren, and thank God that He has not left us to the will of man!).

     

    Some might ask what has this to do with this study? The answer is everything, in that God the Father sent unto mankind the Deliverer, the last and final Adam Jesus Christ:  Rom 5:141Co 15:45; 1Co 15:22; 1Co 15:45.

     

    Jesus had no garden from which to feed Himself. He was often hungry; He had no place of His own in which to live. Unlike the first Adam, Jesus the final Adam, having fasted forty days and nights, although very hungry, nevertheless resisted all the temptations of the devil in the wilderness. Jesus lived a sinless life and overcame in all His temptations and trials.

     

    His bride rejected Him, hated Him, reviled Him, scorned Him and plotted His death. Yet, Jesus always sought to protect her, remained faithful to her, and never abandoned her. He defeated her human enemies and her enemy the devil, bruising his head and taking from him the keys of death and hell that the first Adam had forfeited through sin.

     

    After His resurrection in power and eternal life, Jesus became the Author of eternal Salvation, Heb 5:9, and High Priest over the house of God forever.  Jesus was never angry with His Bride, His love for her never waned in any way. When she changed her mind and came to Him in repentance, stained with sins, the stench of her fornications with many lovers still upon her, He received her eagerly, for He was always faithfully waiting for her return. Jesus washed her, cleansed her, freely forgiving her of all her sins, never even mentioning them to her again, as though they never happened.  

     

    Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.

    Yet, some do boast in great error of their own works as the standard for salvation but blessed are all who trust in the eternal truth of the final finished and complete atonement of Lord Jesus Christ for their salvation. Those who do not are still unsaved and will die in their sins and wake up in hell, unless they repent. As for those who persist in error that their own works saved them Jesus absolutely declares:  Jhn 10:1; Jhn 10:9.

     

    Heb 7:23 And they truly were many priests, because they were not suffered to continue by reason of death:

    God, through Paul the apostle, and our brother relentlessly and continuously keeps showing these Hebrew Christians and us plainly the true nature of the sinful human priests of the Old Covenant of the Law. They were just weak limited SINFUL men, limited by death, limited in power, just like all other sinful ordinary men. They had no righteousness of their own and it was a death sentence for any of them to show up in the tabernacle without being dressed in the holy attire that God demanded that they wear to perform their duties in the tabernacle. More often than not they put their own interests above that of the people.

     

    God the Father is forever completely done with the Aaronic priesthood under the Mosaic Law, He never destined it to be permanent, but to be done away upon the complete, final, finished perfect atoning work of God His Son Jesus Christ. Do any of us believe or think we have a choice not to be done with the law and its Aaronic priesthood forever too? No one will please God or ever be accepted by Him through works of the law.

     

     Heb 7:24 But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.

     Heb 7:25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them

    Lord Jesus the fully man/God is incomparable to those sinful human priests, He is pure and holy in His entire being, his life is forever with no end and no beginning. Jesus paid for our sins, but Jesus never sinned.

     

    The power of Jesus’ atonement is so perfect there is no need for another sacrifice, and because He lives forever, He is super-able to save forever without the possiblility of failure all that believe and turn to Him.

     

    Heb 7:26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;

     Heb 7:27Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once, when he offered up himself.


    The Aaronic priests had to keep “short accounts” to prevent being punished with the curse, punishment or death. They loved God but obeyed out of fear not love. Interestingly, the punishment, curse and death promised by the law did nothing to prevent Israel from committing continual and terrible sins against God, as though they could hide their sins from Him.

     

    Jesus Christ had no need to offer up a sacrifice for His own sins, as He NEVER sinned and NEVER had any sins. Lord Jesus took our sins to pay for them forever with the sacrifice of Himself, voluntarily. Jesus always has free will and gave of Himself freely out of love for God His Father, not fear of punishment: Jhn 10:18; Gal 2:20; Eph 5:25;  1Ti 2:6; Tit 2:14.

    Love and truth, serola            

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    Sat, Nov 12th - 4:44PM



    STUDIES IN HEBREWS

    CHAPTER SEVEN

    Brothers and sisters, let us continually praise our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ for His eternal love, mercy and truth. Lord Jesus consume us in the holy fire of your intense all powerful love. We cry out earnestly with all of our hearts, spirits, and minds that you will take us to the deepest depth, height and width of your eternal truth. Lord Jesus, give us the fullness of God’s knowledge in you, our great treasure in heaven who lives in us, that we will fully understand you and live to please you in every way.

     

    Thanks be to God the Father for the multitude of faithful ministers and the body general. Yet, there are ministries among them that are teetering on the brink of extiction. This is not because they are not sincere, not because they lack the basic understanding that they are saved, but because they never prepared themselves to go forth with the understanding of the gospel message as a whole, but rely, relied on their own personal understanding: Luk 12:47.

     

    These are some of  the kinds of works that God shall burn up: 1Co 3:15.   Brethren, let us pray that any such will step back from the brink of disaster, and devote themselves to be rooted in the full gospel message before it is too late.

     

    A while back a ministry set up an addictions group. A man who was an alcoholic was seen sneaking a drink from a flask he had in his pocket in the church. Although it was reported the ministry felt barring the man from the church as members wanted to do was too extreme. One day during church service the members heard loud crashes. They rushed out to find the same man in an intoxicated state had damaged multiple cars of the members. The church paid for the damages and dismissed the man from the church but helped him get into a treatment program, and offered to receive him once again after he could demonstrate that he had attained sobriety..

     

    It can be costly for any of us, brethren, to disobey the word of God, for there are always consequences. Some of God’s commands might seem harsh to some of us, however, our Creator knows human nature far better than we do. Anyone under the spirit of alcohol or any other substance is not open to the Holy Spirit:  Eph 5:18. Many times for the safety of others and the addict there is a need for ongoing medical care and supervision, sometimes court ordered. We can avoid a lot of problems by trusting the Lord and living according to His word.

     

    Many things shout out to us in this study as well as in the whole of scripture. God’s oath appears many times from Genesis in the Old Testament on down to New Testament. Brothers and sisters, God is not making an argument about God His Son Jesus Christ, but an absolute declaration about Him, in this oath, that only God can make: Jesus Christ is the sole High Priest forever. None other is necessary seeing none besides Him is worthy. Jesus Christ is the only Mediator between God and man, all impostors are deemed the enemy of God.

     

     Heb 7:20 And inasmuch as not without an oath he was made priest:

     Heb 7:21 (For those priests were made without an oath; but this with an oath by him that said unto him, The Lord sware and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec:)

    God’s oath to God His Son Jesus Christ establishing Him as High Priest is unbreakable forever by anyone or any thing.

     

    Again and again, holy brethren, we know God has placed His Son Jesus Christ as High Priest forever over the house of God, any who comes against the Son of God Jesus Christ, is calling God the Father a liar, and will make himself an adversary of God the Father, and will be resisted by God the Holy Spirit.

    Heb 7:22 By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.

     

    Jesus changed everything forever. We are given freely His New Covenant established in the New law of grace. It is the only Covenant we will ever need. Through God, Jesus is the  NEW High Priest, has a New Priesthood, a New tithe, the New perfect atonement. Again, dearly beloveds, Jesus is Not a replacement but an entirely New High Priest destined from before eternity.

     

    Dear friends of Jesus, let us stop here with our eyes focused on Lord Jesus Christ, giving our worship, thanks, blessings, honor and glory to Him for all that He has done for us to pay for ALL of our sins forever, and has seated us in heavenly places with Himself in the very presence of God our Father: Eph 2:6; Rev 3:21

    Understand, dearly beloveds, spiritually our conversation is with Him in heaven, even though we are physically present on earth.

    Love and truth, serola                

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    Wed, Nov 9th - 10:32AM



    STUDIES IN HEBREWS

    CHAPTER SEVEN

     

    Brothers and sisters, let us bless God our Father, and God His Son Jesus Christ, the seed of Abraham, our glorious Saviour, and God the Holy Spirit for Their eternal love, mercy and truth. Had God not left us His Seed Lord Jesus Christ, Gal 3:16, we would have been destined to be destroyed even as the sinful cities of Sodom and  Gomorrah, which God destroyed in His wrath: Ro 9:29.

     

    But now, holy brethren, we- all who believe in Lord Jesus Christ, God the Son,  are washed clean in, by, and through His precious sinless blood: Rev 1:5. Therefore, holy brethren, as children of the day, and of the light, let us continually rejoice in the grace of our Lord and Saviour, God the Son Jesus Christ, who has made us His very own and brought us unto God His Father and ours forever and filled us with His eternal light: 1Th 5:5


    Jesus is with us, in us. He knows everything about us, what we think, how we feel, everything we go through. We wake up with Him; He is there with us all through the night, and every second of our lives. He will never leave us nor forsake us and will take us unto Himself at our end: Heb 13:5; Rom 8:39; Jde 1:24.

     

    We are all responsible, accountable, and commanded by God to study, correctly understand, and live the gospel message. The Bible won’t read itself. We all have to start by picking it up and reading it from beginning to end to understand it as a whole over time in order to live it as a whole and be pleasing to God.

     

    Paul well understood the dangers of being ignorant of scripture in any way of either the Law or grace. Paul is a prime example of someone who had been deceived by false teachers, brought up from his youth by them, Act 22:3, to see the Christian faith and its followers as a threat to be destroyed. Paul persecuted the church in ignorance. Although it was in ignorance it still had to be stopped. Thanks be to Lord Jesus Christ who stopped it and opened up Paul’s eyes.

     

    Holy brethren, misinterpretation of scripture, whether in ignorance or knowingly is no less dangerous and destructive to the word of God and to His people. The righteous, like Paul, will receive correction, and repent, but the wicked never will to their damnation. 


    Thank God for the multitude of faithful ministers, and the many in the body general who are faithful and mature in the gospel, and for those who are open to correction and repentance from error to rest in the truth of the eternal, inerrant, finished and complete absolute gospel message of Jesus Christ.

     

    Yet, there are some among us who are still ignorant of who Lord Jesus is because they did not know any better or never bothered to read the Bible as a whole to find out who He is. Instead, they relied or rely on reading bits and pieces of the Bible here and there, gaining no true understanding of any of it as a whole. If you asked some of them who Jesus is, they would likely tell you that Jesus is just one of the three aspects of God’s own Self.

     

    This would falsely mean that God is composed of three aspects of Himself or His own personality, and not actually three separate eternal persons of the GodHead who coexist as God the Father, God the Son Jesus Christ, and God the Holy Spirit, bound inseparably in love as One God for all eternity.

     

    Again, if God the Father were simply the manifestations of 3 types or aspects of His own personality, which is what some ignorantly believe, it would mean that Jesus, and the Holy Spirit exist only as aspects of God the Father’s own Self and are not actual eternal Persons of the GodHead.

     

    We can see the dangerous, and blasphemous absurdity of this. Anyone who receives correction and understands the truth of the gospel who choose to remain impenitent are still dead in their sins.

     

    Then there are those who for the same reasons in error see God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit as three separate Gods who operate independently of one another, with no understanding of the truth that they are three eternal Persons although separate still indivisible forever ONE God working synergistically together. These are likely to preach the lie that Jesus is in heaven and can’t hear prayers way up there, so He has left men in charge of the church on earth, and the Holy Spirit to save people. Reading understanding and living the whole of the Bible is the cure for biblical ignorance, showing no one has to stay ignorant.

     

    There are consequences for any of us who knowingly choose to disobey God after having come to understand the truth. Paul for one instance warned Christians to examine themselves so as not to take communion in an unworthy manner: 1Co 11:27-31. However, we obey our God out of love, not fear of punishment.

     

    On to the subject of tithing, the Bible shows that the tithing done by command of God for Israel under the law is done away in Christ, along with the Aaronic priesthood under the law. There will be more on this in other chapters of Hebrews and elsewhere in scripture.

     

    Tithing under the Melchisedecian Priesthood of Jesus Christ can only be received by Him alone. It is forbidden for any mere human being to command that this tithe be given to them as some kind of agent between Jesus and His people. 


    This tithe is not commanded by God, but is entirely voluntary, has absolutely nothing to do with the law, nor the Aaronic priesthood disolved in Christ; is received by Jesus directly without comment to the giver, who receives absolutely no manner of material goods from God for giving their tithes, and is blessed eternally before the tithes were ever given.

     

    This evidently is a spiritual tithe absolutely and only between God and the believer. The believer is motivated out of love for God in thought, mind, heart, intentions, motivations, and purposes to offer up what they choose to do for God; fully knowing that nothing not done out of love for Him is accepted by Him. I love the way our Lord Jesus frankly declares that:

    Luk 12:34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

    There is no curse, death, or punishment attached to this tithe, Jesus took care of that: Gal 3:13.

     

    There is no need to beg for blessings in exchange for this tithe, Jesus took care of that too: Gal 3:14.

    Jesus will not pay you, me nor anyone for this tithe seeing He paid God for all our sins, delivered us from the Law, delivered us from death; delivered from the power of darkness; the wrath of God; blessed us with ALL spiritual blessings: Rev 1:5; Rom 7:6;  2Co 1:10; Col 1:13; 1Th 1:10Eph 1:3. Therefore, we owe Him everything.



    In the fullest sense the Christian tithe is a voluntary spiritual love offering from the hearts of God’s people to God, with LOVE of God undergirding our innermost motivations for all that we do for, by, and through Him.

     

    Jacob’s tithing is not normative. Again, brethren, Jacob was blessed before he ever offered a voluntary tithe, which he vowed to fulfil only if God gave him material goods FIRST: Gen 28:20-22.

     

    Interestingly, God never responded to Jacob’s vow.  He acquired his material wealth from hard work over many years to support his family: Gen 30:43. There is not one shred of biblical evidence that God miraculously gave Jacob a great herd of animals or food. No, Jacob worked to acquire everything he had, although he did have a knowledge of natural medicine that he used in animal husbandry: Gen 30:39.

     

    Some, hoping to find some wiggle room, some loop- holes, some way to justify the command to tithe as given under the law and abolished in Christ might say that there is no way to get our tithes up to Jesus seeing He is in heaven.

     

    However, they would be absolutely wrong, which shows that they have a carnal understanding, not seeing the spiritual nature of tithing under the New Covenant of Jesus Christ, which has nothing to do with and makes absolutely no promises from God that the giver will receive material goods or riches of any kind in return for giving a tithe.

     

    Is not God the Son Jesus Christ Omniscient, Omnipotent and Omnipresent? Is not Jesus Christ indwelling His people along with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit? The answer in both cases is absolutely yes.

     

    Is Jesus who lives in His people, able to know our thoughts and the deepest innermost beliefs in our minds and hearts to discern who we truly are and whether or not what we offer to Him is motivated out of love or not? We know the answer here without doubt is yes too. Therefore, Jesus is well able to receive our spiritual tithes given to Him out of love.

     

    Brothers and sisters, God, through Paul the apostle absolutely continues to prove that the Highpriesthood of Jesus Christ is absolutely declared by God to be the superior, ONLY accepted High Priest of the New Covenant; through whom God has abolished the Law and the Aaronic priesthood forever. Notice how this theme is repeated by God over and over to get His point across without any misunderstanding?

     

    There can be no going forward to Christian maturity without knowing everything that God wants us to know about Jesus Christ, which stablilizes the believers in the truth and keeps them from the temptation of trying to return for any reason to the Law and the Aaronic priesthood abolished in Jesus Christ forever. The lack of this essential knowledge is why some ministries are stalled and never seem able to get off the ground.


     Heb 7:13 For he of whom these things are spoken pertaineth to another tribe, of which no man gave attendance at the altar.

     Heb 7:14 For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.

    Heb 7:15 And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest

    Heb 7:16Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.


    Holy brethren, from the above verses, we know, it should be obvious that the Mosaic carnal Law is abolished in Jesus Christ, establishing Him as the only High Priest we will ever need for all eternity.


     Heb 7:17 For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

    Again, holy brethren, Jesus Christ is the only High Priest we need for all eternity. Confess Him with me holy brethren. Lord Jesus, we confess and believe that even as God our Father has declared for all eternity YOU Lord Jesus alone are our High Priest forever, Amen.

     

    Heb 7:18 For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.

     Heb 7:19 For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.

    Confess with me, dearly beloveds, Lord Jesus we confess that through you alone our hope is realized for all eternity, for it is through you alone that we have been given the right and blessings to come into the presence of God our Father forever.

    Love and truth, serola                               

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    Sat, Nov 5th - 7:00PM



    STUDIES IN HEBREWS

    CHAPTER 7

    Brothers and sisters, let us worship and pour out our liberal love and thank offerings to our God, the Almighty God, Possessor of heaven and earth, Omnipotent Potentate, Dread Soverign Lord, Unbeatable, Unconquerable, Undefeatable, and Indestructible who lives forever. No man, no woman, no creature, no thing, shall ever pluck us from the hand of our Almighty God.

     

    I love you all, and give our Lord Jesus Christ, God the Son, our Pearl of Great Price, God of all wisdom, our Beloved Saviour and Elder Brother thanks for you, and for making us, and all who believe in Him, His forever family. Let us go to our Lord Jesus Christ’s table once again, to eat and drink to the full in Him, in His word.

     

    We know, brethren, we can ask Him for extra helpings of His spiritual food and get plenty to take home to eat afterwards. God does carry outs, and deliveries to whereever His kids need His spiritual food. In truth Jesus knows what we need before we ever ask Him.

     

    Holy people, I know I am not alone in doing a whole lot of praying in this study for those who have made something of tithing that is not scriptural. Raise your hand if you ever believed something sincerely regarding the scriptures, but when you actually looked in the Bible you found out that what you sincerely believed or had been taught just was not true? I raised my hand. We all have one choice acceptable to God in such cases, be corrected, repent, do God’s will, not our own, whatever the cost. God’s word tests, trys and proves who is a true Christian or not: Jhn14:21; Jhn 14:24.

     

    Back in grade school most of us are taught standard measurements such as 12 inches equals one foot, therefore they are exactly the same, one is not nor can be greater than the other. Now if anyone persistently resists this truth, we can definitely say that they are really, really bad at basic math, and we should not and can never rely on them to teach us anything about math.

     

    Now, brethren, in the same way we know that if anyone has been taught and understands the absolute truth, that our resurrected Lord and Saviour, God the Son is declared to be equal with God clearly in scripture, whom God the Father has made the Only source of life for all that believe in Him; whom God the Father has exalted the Son with Himself to be above every name that is named, declares His Son to be God, has given Him the Judgement Seat of Christ, a throne on His right hand, commands that He receive the same worship and is equal with Himself, yet persistently, wrongfully and in great error concludes that one is greater than the other, we can absolutely conclude  with absolute biblical authority that such a person can neither be trusted or relied upon to teach us anything about the Christians faith.

     

    People like that, we know are absolutely declared by God to be false teachers. False teachers also like to mix or interweave Jewish fables or some other doctrines of men into the gospel such as the noahide laws, found nowhere in scripture, which God absolutely forbids and is another gospel, not the true gospel: Tit 1:14Gal 1:8; Gal 1:92Jo 1:9.

     

    All who love God, dearly beloveds, and trust in Him, we know, will believe all that He commands and instructs, because we know, that He will never lie or deceive us in any manner whatsoever. This is why we know that we can absolutely relax, resting in His love and truth, knowing we are kept on the right path of eternal life by living His way and pleasing Him out of love as we ought.

     

    Some, holy people, look for wiggle room, to find some way to justify tithing.

     They might say that between the tithes paid by Abraham to Melchisedec, and the tithing under the law, that Jacob vowed to give God tithes, so this means it is still necessary for Christians to tithe today in order to be blessed by God and to receive an abundance of earthly goods.


    However, interestingly Jacob vowed to tithe ONLY IF GOD BLESSED AND PROVIDED FOR HIM FIRST:  Gen 28:20.

     

    Another thing, brothers and sisters, we note that God prior to the Law received their tithes without any comment to them whatsoever. In no case prior to the Mosaic Law did God give anything to those from whom he received tithes.  

     

    However, we do know that God has absolutely declared to the whole world: Psa 50:12; Act 17:25. So none of us should expect that God will be fawning over us and thanking us for any of our goods that we give to Him anytime soon.

     

    Paul is immersing, he is relentlessly plunging these Hebrew believers into the gospel message to fill up the gaps in their knowledge and lack of spiritual maturity caused by their careless neglect of the word. This has to be done for any of us who have been neglectful of the gospel message. We have to faithfully and vigorously over the course of time read and study the whole Bible to understand it as a whole and to be able to live it daily and to help others do the same.  

                   

     Heb 7:11 If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need was there that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron?

     

    Here, holy people, through Paul, our God gives us a test question, if the Aaronic priesthood under the Law was all that, how come we need a Mechisedecian  priesthood totally different from and not out of this Aaronic priesthood?  Based on Paul’s earlier teachings we should easily know the answer. Paul expects us to know the answer based on his earlier teachings, this is why he explicitly jumps to the following verse to frankly, without delay expound IN ABSOLUTES again:

     Heb 7:12 For the priesthood being changed, there is made of necessity a change also of the law.

    Jesus the perfect High Priest, Jesus whose sacrifice is perfect changes everything the Law, the priesthood forever, and THERE IS NO GOING BACK OR MIXING OF ONE WITH THE OTHER. 


    That division saints (G40 hagios), I mentioned earlier that we made dividing in two with the Melchisedecian priesthood on one side vs the Aaronic priesthood on the other. Write the New Covenant of Jesus Christ above the only one that God has declared as the only covenant valid for Christians for all time.

     

    God Himself makes it clear, brethren, that this is an all-out head- to- head, toe- to- toe full on comparison and contrasting of these two priesthoods, with God absolutely declaring for all time that the High Priesthood of God His Son Jesus Christ is superior and eternal forever over all. Next, we will look at tithing under the New Covenant of Jesus Christ.

    Love and truth, serola                 

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    STUDIES IN HEBREWS

    CHAPTER 7

    Brothers and sisters, we meet again to sit at our Lord’s table to dine on all the goodly things He has prepared for us in the presence of God our Father, and the Holy Spirit, all working together to bless instruct and help us in our understanding of God and how to live His word daily out of love and trust in Him.

     

    I suggest we get this understanding of tithing deep in our minds and heart. It might be helpful if we get a piece of paper and draw a line straight down the middle vertically or just see it in our minds if we like. Put the Aaronic Priesthood on one side and the Melchisedecian Order of Jesus Christ on the other half, or just think of it that way in our minds if we like.

     

    As we go along note the similarities/differences between them. At the bottom of the page  write down which is accepted and established by God and the reason for all eternity and which one has been abolished by God and the reason for all eternity, and/or hold this truth in our minds. Let us share everything we learn with our brothers and sisters.

     

    Tithing is in great controversey, some people have stopped going to churches because they feel its all about money. Then there are others who feel that they are in good standing with God because they faithfully pay their tithes. Again, dearly beloveds, the only way to settle these and any questions regarding God is to go and see what God said in His word, correctly interpreted, then trust and obey Him in whatever He commands, or rebel and do it our way. What people do with the word of God will always test, try, and prove who is and who is not a true Christian:  Jhn 14:21; Jhn 14:24.

     

    Sometimes people jump out into ministries not tethered to the gospel message, ignorantly or wilfully tethered to their own personal agenda and ideas of what they think is the gospel message, and get themselves into all kinds of difficulties because of it. Let us pray mightily for those who have done this, that they will believe and accept what God teaches about tithing, although for some it may be costly. Keep in mind we are studying tithing, not giving which is not the subject of this study, but feel free to study giving on your own.

     

    In this study, holy people God lays out for us two orders of priesthood that are being compared and contrasted: The Aaronic Levitical Priesthood of the Mosaic Law vs The Mechisedecian Priesthood of Jesus Christ. Each order has its own High Priest.

     

    NOTE: in both orders all tithes gathered must be presented to God directly Through the High Priest, NO EXCEPTIONS, NO OTHER MEDIATORS JUST THESE TWO. (more on this later).

    Ex. Of the Aaronic high Priest: 2Ki 12:10, Ex. Melchisedecian High Priest: previously given by chapters.

     

    The question, holy brethren, can these two orders of priesthoods be combined? Although some do it in error, the answer is no they cannot ever be combined in any way. Why not? Because God the Father has disolved/abolished the Levitcal priesthood limited to the offspring of Levi, which is no longer needed nor necessary, although unbelieveing Jews remain on earth and continue this practice. Therefore, in its place, God has established the superior Melchisedecian Priesthood of Jesus Christ for all eternity composed of the off spring of Jesus Christ- of all believers in Him: Eph 1:5; Gal 4:5.

     

    Heb 7:6 But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.

    Before the Aaronic order of priests was ever established, God already had a greater priest not decended from the Aaronic order of Priests seeing Levi had not yet been born..

     

    First thing, brothers and sisters, a priest/Mediator had to be present to receive tithes to God. ABRAHAM WAS FED AND BLESSED BY MELCHISEDEC  BEFORE HE GAVE THE TITHE.

    Again, we see here that Abraham did not give tithes to get a blessing or to be fed, because he received both before he gave his tithes voluntarily.

    Scripture refernces: Gen 14:20-22.

     

    We look at the kind of man Abraham was, brethren, who was acceptable to Melchisedec. When God called Abraham out from amongst his people, he went out without question in trust and faith. Many times our comfort zone is centered in the places where we live. Abraham was tested by God to leave his comfort zone. He was able to do it because his comfort zone was in his God not a plot of land.

     

    Abraham gave voluntarily what he wanted to give, tithes of all he had. He was not told how much to give, so its obvious the choice and the amount to give was up to him.

    Heb 7:7 And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better.

    Abraham gave tithes recognizing Melchisedec as far greater than Himself.

     Heb 7:8 And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.

    The Levitical priesthood of natural men who die is still present on earth, who still receives tithes, UNDER THE LAW of curse, death and punishment. However, Melchisedec received tithes being witnessed by the word of God that He ever lives having no beginning and no end, like the Son of God to receive tithes forever.

     

     Heb 7:9 And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham.

     Heb 7:10For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.

    Levi had not been born, however, brethren, the male sperma that would later produce him in union with a woman was latent in the body of Abraham when he met Melchisedec, in this sense God regarded that Levi had paid tithes too.

     

    Love and truth, serola           

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