Restoring A Brother

Restoring A Brother

 

Matthew 18; 15-17 If your brother sins against you, go and rebuke him in private. If he listens to you, you have won your brother. 16 But if he won’t listen, take one or two more with you, so that by the testimony of two or three witnesses every fact may be established. He pays no attention to them, tell the church. But, if he doesn’t pay attention even to the church, let him be like an unbeliever and a tax collector to you. 

Note If your brother sins against you, go and rebuke him in private. If he listens to you, you have won your brother. Note, go and rebuke him in private not publicly but privately. If they listen you they won over that matter is settled. 

NIV Cultural Bible study wrote 18:15 just between the two of you. Jesus here agrees with other Jewish teachers: Jewish ethics heavily emphasized reproving a person privately first, so they would have opportunity to make matters right without facing shame.

 A union Stuart who was vice-president his union  once told me the best way resolved any conflict where two party work out their different in office. Many of conflict within church and workplace could resolve if model these verses. For example, Dofasco steel company who operate out Hamilton has no union give same benefits to Stelco employees, and their motto is Our product is steel. Our strength is people. Meaning you expect work hard them. They will treat fairly 

Note 18:15 If your brother sins against you, go and rebuke hin in private.  If he listens to you, you have won your brother. Note, go and rebuke him in private not publicly but in privately. Give him to opportunity to  response and repent and confess there wrong doing if won accomplish this than matter  is settled.  

 NIV Cultural Bible study wrote 18:15 just between the two of you. Jesus here agrees with other Jewish teachers: Jewish ethics heavily emphasized reproving a person privately first, so they would have opportunity to make matters right without facing shame.

Believer Bible Commentary “Explicit instructions are given concerning the Christian’s responsibility when wronged by another believer. First, the matter should be handled privately between the two parties. If the offender acknowledges his guilt, reconciliation is achieved. The trouble is that we don’t do this. We gossip to everyone else about it. Then, the matter spreads like wildfire and strife is multiplied. Let us remember that step number one is to “go and tell him his fault between you and him alone.”

Note what not to do  We gossip to everyone else about it. Then, the matter spreads like wildfire and strife is multiplied

If the guilty brother does not listen then what? 18:16 states take one or two more with you, so that by the testimony of two or three witnesses note every fact may be established.

Believe Commentary wrote This emphasizes the mounting seriousness of his continued un brokenness. But more, it provides competent testimony, as required by the Scripture: “that ‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established’ ” (Deut. 19:15).

NIV Application Commentary This emphasizes the mounting seriousness of his continued un brokenness. But more, it provides competent testimony, as required by the Scripture: “that ‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established’ ” (Deut. 19:15).

Matthew Henry wrote Many eyes see more than one), “and more regarded by him, and perhaps it will influence him to acknowledge his error, and to say, I repent.”

If still refuses to repent then what? 

18:17  If he pays no attention to them, tell the church. But, if he doesn’t pay attention even to the church, let him be like an unbeliever and a tax collector to you.

John MacArthur wrote requires that the matter be reported to the whole assembly (v. 17)–so that all may lovingly pursue the sinning brother’s reconciliation. But failing that, step 4 means that the offender must be excommunicated.

 The thing haunts me most. I did not resolve my conflict with dad or acknowledge the wrong did to him for example calling him Alex or being disrespectful to him in my youth while he was alive.  While there had been no excuses for his behavior; however, there was no excuses for mine as well and very hard seek forgiveness while he buried 8 feet in ground. Over period time, I learned  to forgive myself. A Christ forgave me and started bearing fruit of forgiveness throughout my life    Believer Bible Commentary It is important to notice that the local assembly is the body responsible to hear the case, not a civil court. The Christian is forbidden to go to law against another believer (1 Cor. 6:1–8 Furthermore, he wrote The most obvious meaning of this expression is that he should be looked upon as being outside the sphere of the church. Though he may be a true believer, he is not living as one, and should therefore be treated ,accordingly. Though still in the universal church, he should be barred from the privileges of the local church In 1 Corinthians 5 5:5   5:6  6:7 turn that one over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the Day of the Lord.

6 Your boasting is not good. Don’t you know that a little yeast permeates the whole batch of dough? 7 Clean out the old yeast so that you may be a new batch

  2 Corinthians 2; 5-10 If anyone has caused grief, he has not so much grieved me as he has grieved all of you to some extent–not to put it too severely. 6 The punishment inflicted on him by the majority is sufficient. 7 Now instead, you should forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. 8 I urge you; therefore, to reaffirm your love for him. 9 Another reason I wrote you was to see if you would stand the test and be obedient in everything. 10 Anyone you forgive; I also forgive. And what I have forgiven–if there was anything to forgive–I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake. 1 Cor. 5:5). The purpose of this is to bring him to his senses and cause him to confess his sin. Until that point is reached, believers should treat him courteously but should also show by their attitude that they do not condone his sin and cannot have fellowship with him as a fellow believer. The assembly should be prompt to receive him back as soon as there is evidence of godly repentance.

Lastly, in Matthew 18 15 “If your brother sins against you, go and rebuke him in private If he listens to you, you have won your brother.and in Galatians 6:1  Brothers, if someone is caught in any wrongdoing, you who are spiritual should restore such a person with a gentle spirit, watching out for yourselves so you also won’t be tempted. What keep committing the same sins over and over again? As Jesus declares “but 70 times seven are forgive and restore the brothers and sisters. Believer Bile Commentary He did not intend us to understand a literal 490 times; this was a figurative way of saying “Indefinitely.” As soon as he apologizes and confesses his sin, I tell him that he is forgiven (Luke 17:4). In other words, unlimited forgiveness must characterize the true follower of Christ.

To often, these texts are misused or abused which cause great grieve and harm among the brothers or sisters when they sinned where they leave the church in shame without not knowing Jesus would still forgive them theirs sins AGAIN. While was intended point there out  wrong doing so they can repent of their sins be assured totality forgiven by Christ and the church as scripture declares He made the One who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

 On personal note one thing haunt me most where I did not resolve my conflict with dad or acknowledge the wrong I did to him  for example calling him Alex or being disrespectful to him in my youth while. While there was no excuses for his behavior; however, there was no excuses for mine as well and very hard seek forgiveness while he buried 8 feet in 

the ground. Over the period time, I learned  to forgive myself as Christ forgave me and started bearing the fruit of forgiveness throughout my life. I began to see how he to cherish and love his family. Who provide shelter and food us and taught us to work hard and do our best? Mostly important cherish our mother and show his affection toward her  

 

Mostly I learn if hurt or harm anyone I’ve responsibilities and duty make right with my brothers or Sisters mostly make right with God. As scripture declares He made the One who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. In short, your wearing Christ clothes in your sinful clothes. Toward end his life he was physical blind and he repent of his sins would often quote from John Newton I once was lost, but now am found; Was blind, but now I see. Today, he is in heaven along our mother and his earthly brothers and sisters   

 The Works Of The Holy Spirit

 The Works Of The Holy Spirit

 

Abraham Kuyper wrote Although we honor the Father and believe on the Son, how little do we live in the Holy Spirit!” Throughout the history of the Christian tradition or church ages, the Holy Spirit has been one of the most elusive aspects of the faith.

Who is the Holy Spirit? The third person of triune God who dwells in all who believe, in the Messiah or Jesus Christ who came into this world to redeem mankind from the curse of sin.  Some Christian tend focus on Jesus Christ or the Father while forgetting about the Holy Spirit. While other Christians tend to  give a false report or account or distort the role Holy Spirits plays the Christian lives. While other churches where the pews or the pulpit has more fervent or then than the people sitting in the pews or one the instructing the congregation. We will examine what Scriptures say concerning Holy Spirit.

Watchman Nee wrote How true it is that without the guidance of the Holy Spirit intellect not only is undependable but also extremely dangerous, because it often confuses the issue of right and wrong.” 

Who is the Spirit? What is He doing today? What role does play Christian lives?

The Greek word for spirit is Pneuma; to breathe, blow, primarily denotes the wind., Like the wind, is invisible, immaterial, and powerful” The Hebrew is rûach essentially meaning same  The Holy Spirit is God’s power in action, his active force. (Micah 3:8; Luke 1: 35) God sends out his spirit by projecting his energy to anywhere to accomplish his will. –Psalm 104:30; 139:7. He is third person of the Trinity co-equal with God the Father and God the Son have known triunity the Father Son, and Holy Spirit 

In Acts 5:3-4 “But Peter said, ‘Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back part of the proceeds of the land? While it had remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it had been sold, was it not at your disposal? How is it that you have contrived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to men but to God.’“

 

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However the understood, the Holy Spirit. He a person who has a mind, with own His self-consciousness, reason, will, and memory, a distinct from the Father and Son, the Spirit is everywhere, is holy without sin, is loving, is eternal and is dynamic or powerful.

The Greek word dynamic is dynamis meaning powerful force and used 120 throughout New Testament In Luke 1:35 The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power. In Acts 1:8: “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samsara, and to the ends of the earth.” In  Second Corinthians 12:9: “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”

God’s power exercised through the Spirit salvation applied by Spirit. In John 16:7-15  “However I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will convince the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: concerning sin, because they do not believe in me, concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no more, concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged. I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine; therefore, I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.“

John MacArthur wrote 16:8 when He has come. The coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost was approximately 40 or more days away at this point (see Acts 2:1–13). convict. This word has two meanings: 1) the judicial act of conviction with a view toward sentencing (i.e., a courtroom term–conviction of sin) or 2) the act of convincing. Here, the second idea is best, since the Holy Spirit is not condemnation but conviction of the need for the Savior

 Matthew Henry wrote,” That the testimony of the Spirit always concurs with the word of Christ, for he does not speak of himself, has no separate interest or intention of his own, but, as in essence so in records, he is one with the Father and the Son, 1 John 5:7 but the eternal is Word

Orthdox Study Bible wrote Through the illumination brought by the Holy Spirit, the world will be convicted that is, proven wrong. It will be convicted concerning  its sin, the ultimate of which is denying Jesus Christ

Mathew  Henry wrote, “He shall teach you all truths and keep back nothing that is profitable for you, for he will show you things to come.” The Spirit was in the apostles a Spirit of prophecy; it was foretold that he should be so (Joel 2:28), and he was so. The Spirit showed them things to come, as Acts 11:28; 20:23; 21:11. The Spirit spoke of the apostasy of the latter times, 1 Tim. 4:1

 

The Holy Spirit would come upon appointed individuals for a specific task and a limited time to enable them to do that task to which God had called them. 

In the Old Testament the Holy Spirit Exodus 31:1-3, “Look, I have appointed by name Bezalel son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. 3 I have filled him with God’s Spirit, with wisdom, understanding, and ability in every craft 35:30-35

KJV Commentary wrote Bezaleel is the first man ever spoken of as being filled … with the spirit of God. His filling was for service–not speaking, but working with his hands. He carefully constructed the tabernacle and its furniture with the help of others, according to the precise instructions of God.

Reformed Bible wrote,” 31:1–11 The tabernacle was to be constructed according to the divine design by gifted men who were supernaturally enabled by the Holy Spirit to do all the ts required. 3–6, 11). All the work was described to Moses by God and little room was left for creative variation (25:9).”

NKJV Study Bible wrote, “But we often neglect the work of the Spirit among the Israelites. Passages such as this one help us to see the continuity of God’s work among His people through the ages. In this case, the Spirit empowered uniquely gifted people to design and build a tabernacle befitting a holy and magnificent   The Holy Spirit would come upon appointed individuals for a specific task and a limited time to enable them to do that task which God had called them. When filled with the Holy Spirit the gifts that were given to you by God will be enhancing the Holy Spirit will uncover ability that you thought  was  not possible.

 For example, the Apostle Peter was a fisherman by trade yet became spokesman for the apostles  and preached the first gospel and 3,000 people accepted Jesus as Lord and Savour. The Apostle Paul was a  Hebrew of Hebrew and became the apostle to the Gentiles planted  a least 14 churches. David was a shepherd in Bethlehem became king and great warrior. Gideon was from weakest tribe  Manasseh, and I was youngest in my father’s house. Yet became a mighty warrior and conquering the Midianites, Amalekites, and all the Qedemites killing 120,00 warrior. As scripture declares For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

 The Holy Spirit in the New Covenant

In Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you, and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Note the order it  in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samsara, and to the ends of the earth.”

Prior Jesus death the disciples were scare off the Pharisee when Jesus was arrested. They abandoned Him. As the Old Testament prophesies foretold in Zachariah 13:7, “Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered, and I will turn my hand against the little ones.”  As scripture declares the disciples were gathered together with the doors locked because of their fear of the Jews. 

However, Jesus predicted  the Holy Spirit would descend upon them. When the Counselor comes, the One I will send to you from the Father–the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father–He will testify about Me When the Counselor comes, the One I will send to you from the Father–the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father–He will testify about Me Also in Acts 1; 5 for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” Furthermore, He stated in Acts 1; 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you, and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samsara, and to the ends [b] of the earth.” Believe Commentary wrote,” This power is the grand indispensable of Christian witness. A man may be highly talented, intensively trained, and widely experienced, but without spiritual power he is ineffective. On the other hand, a man may be uneducated, unattractive, and unrefined, yet let him be endued with the power of the Holy Spirit and the world will turn out to see him burn for God. The fearful disciples needed power for witnessing, holy boldness for preaching the gospel. They would receive this power when the Holy Spirit came upon them. All the follower of Christ needs that power.my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samsara, and to the end of the earth.  

Note the order 

  1. The witness in Jerusalem Chaps. 1–7
  2. The witness in Judea and Samsara 8:1–9:31
  3. The witness to the end of the earth 9:32–28:31
  4. to the ends of the earth.”
  1. Jerusalem and Judea Acts 2; 2-4 When the day of Pentecost had arrived, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like that of a violent rushing wind came from heaven, and it filled the whole house where they were staying. 3 And tongues, like flames of fire that were divided, appeared to them and rested on each one of them. 4 Then they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different languages, as the Spirit gave them ability for speech. Note Then they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different languages, as the Spirit gave them ability for speech. John Macarthur wrote, Peter and many others in Acts  were filled with the Spirit again (e.g., 4:8, 31; 6:5; 7:55) and so spoke boldly the Word of God.  The fullness of the Spirit affects all areas of life, not just speaking boldly (cf. Eph. 5:19–33). With other tongues. 

The conversion of the 3,000 (Acts 2:41)? So those who accepted his message were baptized, and that days about 3,000 people were added to them. Acts 2; 37-38 , 37 When they heard this, they came under deep conviction and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles: Apostle Peter stated “Brothers, what must we do?” 38 “Repent,” Peter said to them “and be baptized, each of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

The conversion of the 5,000 (Acts 4:4)? Acts 4; 8-12 8 Then Peter was filled with the Holy Spirit and said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders also 12 There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to people, and we must be saved by it.”

The Apostle Peter who denied Jesus three times was now boldly proclaiming the gospel on account he was  filled with Holy Spirit As Jesus predicted,” But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers. 

 

  1. Samsara Acts 8:15-16  After they went down there, they prayed for them, so the Samaritans might receive the Holy Spirit. 16 For He had not yet come down on any of them; they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Ends of the earth

Note only they have been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. John MacArthur wrote Because of the animosity that existed between Jews and Samaritans, it was essential for the Samaritans to receive the Spirit, in the presence of the leaders of the Jerusalem church, for the purpose of maintaining a unified church. The same transitional event occurred when the Gentiles were added to the church (10:44–46; cf. 15:6–12; 19:6). 

Believer Commentary wrote to avoid the possibility of schism, or the thought of two churches (one Jewish and one Samaritan), God sent the apostles to lay their hands on the Samaritans. This expressed full fellowship with them as believers in the Lord Jesus. They were all members of one body, all one in Christ. NIV Application Commentary wrote Animosity toward Jerusalem among the Samaritans had deep historical roots. They were refused a share in rebuilding the Jerusalem temple (see Ezra 3:7 – 4:5),  

Acts 8; 17 Then Peter and John laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit. The Samaritan Received the Holy Spirit as predicted by Jesus. Also note John 4; 26 Jesus states to the Samaritan woman I am He,” Jesus told her, “the One speaking to you.” Later on verse 42 they stated for we have heard for ourselves and know that this really is the Savior of the world. 

Romans 3; 22 God’s righteousness through faith in Jesus Christ, to all who believes, since there is no distinction.

Galatians 3:28 There is no Jew or Greek, slave, or free, male or female; for you is all one in Christ Jesus. 

Acts 8; 17 Then Peter and John laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit. 

 

  1. Acts 10; 44-46  While Peter was still saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word. 45 And the believers from among the circumcised who had come with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out even on the Gentiles. 46 For they were hearing them speaking in tongues and extolling God Acts 19; 1-7 

 

Note only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. John MacArthur wrote Because of the animosity that existed between Jews and Samaritans, it was essential for the Samaritans to receive the Spirit, in the presence of the leaders of the Jerusalem church, for the purpose of maintaining a unified church. The same transitional event occurred when the Gentiles were added to the church (10:44–46; cf. 15:6–12; 19:6). 

Believer Commentary wrote o avoid the possibility of schism, or the thought of two churches (one Jewish and one Samaritan), God sent the apostles to lay their hands on the Samaritans. This expressed full fellowship with them as believers in the Lord Jesus. They were all members of one body, all one in ChrisNIVNIV Application Commentary wrote Animosity toward Jerusalem among the Samaritans had deep historical roots. They were refused a share in rebuilding the Jerusalem temple (see Ezra 3:7 – 4:5),  

Acts 8; 17 Then Peter and John laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit. Samaritan Received the Holy Spirit as predicted by Jesus.

Romans 3; 22 God’s righteousness through faith in Jesus Christ, to all who believe, since there is no distinction.

Galatians 3:28 There is no Jew or Greek, slave, or free, male or female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 

Acts 8; 17 Then Peter and John laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.

3. Ends of the earth Acts 10; 44-46  While Peter was still saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word. 45 And the believers from among the circumcised who had come with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out even on the Gentiles. 46 For they were hearing them speaking in tongues and extolling God

Isaiah 44:3 For I will pour water on the thirsty land and streams on the dry ground will pour out My Spirit on your descendants and My blessing on your offspring. 

 Case For Christ wrote Astonished … even on the Gentiles. Apparently, the early Jewish Christians failed to understand that the gospel was for the Gentiles as well as for the Jews, and that they would share alike in the benefits of redemption. Gentile converts to Judaism; however, were accepted 

Believer Bible Commentary wrote He immediately sensed that God was making no distinction between Jew and Gentile, so he proposed that the household of Cornelius should be baptized. 

Notice, too, the order of events in connection with the reception of the Holy Spirit by the Gentiles:

  1. They heard the word that is; they believed (v. 44). 
  2. They received the Holy Spirit (v. 44, 47).
  3. They were baptized (v. 48). 

This is the order of events that prevails for Jew and Gentile alike in this dispensation, when God is calling out of the nations a people for His Name.

In Acts 10; 28 Peter said, “You know it’s forbidden for a Jewish man to associate with or visit a foreigner. But, God has shown me that I must not call any person common or unclean. Where in the Old Testament it states in Leviticus 19:34 You must regard the foreigner who lives with you as the native-born among you. You are to love him as yourself, for you were foreigners in the land of Egypt; I am Yahweh your God.” In Deuteronomy, 10:19 you also must love the foreigner, since you were foreigners in the land of Egypt. Deuteronomy 23:7 Do not despise an Edomite, because he is your brother. Do not despise an Egyptian, because you were a foreign resident in his land. 

Acts 19; 1-7   Paul said, “John baptized with a baptism of repentance, telling the people that they should believe in the One who would come after him that is, in Jesus. When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.  And when Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began to speak in other languages and to prophesy. 7 Now there were about 12 men in all 

The same experience the disciples had at Pentecost (2:4, 11) and the Gentiles had in Caesarea (10:46)

 

John MacArthur wrote God’s purpose was to emphasize the unity of the church. Spoke with tongues and prophesied. This served as proof that they were part of the church (see note on 8:17). They also needed tangible evidence that the Holy Spirit now indwelt them, since they had not heard that He had come. This episode is an extension of the Pentecost experience to, yet another group of people 

Note the reception of the Holy Spirit is different in each case.

 Here in Acts 19 the order is:

  • Faith.
  • Re-baptism.
  • Laying on of the apostle’s hands.
  • Reception of the Holy Spirit.

When the disciples of John had received the Holy Spirit, they spoke with tongues and prophesied. Such supernatural powers were God’s method of working in the days before the NT was given. Today, we know that we receive the Holy Spirit at the time of conversion, not by signs and wonders, or even by feelings, but by the testimony of the NT Scriptures.

The moment a person believes on the Lord Jesus Christ, he is indwelt by the Holy Spirit; he is sealed by the Holy Spirit; he receives the earnest of the Spirit; he receives the anointing of the Spirit; and he is baptized by the Spirit into the Body of Christ. However, this does not deny that in a believer’s life there are subsequent crises of the Spirit. There is no denying that the Holy Spirit often comes on individuals in a sovereign manner, empowering them for special ministries, giving them great boldness in the faith, and pouring out upon them a passion for souls.

 

 

J

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  1. Creation of the universe.

“The Earth was without form and void, and darkness was on the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters. And God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light.”   Genesis 1:2-3

While creation had a beginning, God always existed. Since the Holy Spirit is God He no beginning nor end. Before God creates the heavens and the earth, it was  without foam, and chaos. The Holy Spirit was seriously involved in creation and played a vital role in it as RA Torry states, “ Here are many who think of the work of the Holy Spirit as limited to man. But, God reveals to us in His Word that the Holy Spirit’s work has a far wider scope than this.” The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit;

NIV Study Bible Notes wrote Spirit of God. He was active in creation, and his creative power continued today (see Job 33:4; Ps 104:30). 

Orthodox Study Bible wrote The Lord and Giver of Life” (Creed). Since He is Lord, He is coequal with the Father and is His Coworker in making heaven and earth. Warren Wiersbe  wrote Thirty-two times in this chapter, this creative God is called Elohim; a Hebrew word that emphasizes His majesty and power. Elohim is a plural noun that is consistently used in connection with singular verbs and adjectives. (Hebrew tenses are singular, dual, or plural.) In Scripture, creation is attributed to the Father (Acts 4:24) and to the Son (John 1:1-3) and to the Holy Spirit (Ps. 104:30

The Holy Spirit continues gives life and growth to all vegetations, plants bearing seeds, trees bearing fruit with seeds in them. Producing teem of water so that all agricultural can grow. He governs the expansion in the sky producing heat and lights during the day so agricultural in the environment can grow.

Lewis S. Johnson declares,” and so, the Spirit of God is ready to energize this mass and give it all the qualities that it has (such as gravity; for example) in part of his work of giving life to that which God has brought into existence. The Spirit of God is the force of life.

Calvin states “ for it shows not only that   the beauties which the world displays are maintained by the invigorating power of the Spirit,

Believer Commentary on Job 38; 1 further states in commentary, “ Some might proudly say that, thanks to modern science, we know the answers to many questions that God asks. In response to that, Baron Alexander Humbold acknowledged that what Job could not answer, the men of science cannot answer yet. It is overwhelming to them; because although men of science are very clever about secondary causes, they are always stopped by primary causes. They can never arrive at the great cause, and they do not want the great cause.” 

While I do not fully understand the creation account nor understand the role the Holy Spirit plays in creation and has many questions concerning matter, but, I believe in Genesis account then all the theories the Evolutionist present.  While I am not scientific nor qualify to give them proper defense; however, I do faith in God. The  creationist and Evolutionist have one thing common they need faith to believe in their teaching as scripture says, “ By faith we understand that the universe was ordered by the word of God, so that what is visible came into being through the invisible.

2) Inspiration of Scripture.

2 Peter 1:20-21 “First of all you must understand this, that no prophecy of scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, because no prophecy ever came by the impulse of man, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.“ 

 2 Timothy 3:16  All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness, 

Joshua 1; 8 This book of instruction must not depart from your mouth; you are to recite it day and night so that you may carefully observe everything written in it. For then you will prosper and succeed in whatever you do. 

The Bible is truly an amazing book. The Bible is between 3,400 and 1,900 years old and has influenced many people and cultures all around the world. Even as it dates back to ancient history, the Bible’s message is completely true and applicable today. Only through divine inspiration could the Bible have been written so long ago, and over such a long period of time, and still be free from error and contradiction. Since the Bible was written by around 40 different author, the Bible is between 3,400 and 1,900 years old. There are 39 books in the Old Testament and 27 books in The New Testament and inspired by Holy Spirit 

Believer Commentary wrote It teaches that the Scriptures are God-breathed. In a miraculous way, He communicated His word to men and led them to write it down for permanent preservation. What they wrote was the very word of God, inspired and infallible. While it is true that the individual literary style of the writer was not destroyed, it is also true that the very words he used were words given to him by the Holy Spirit The Bible has been breathed out by the Spirit of God 2 Pet. 1:21

The Holy Scripture is like a diamond: in the dark it is like a piece of glass, but as soon as the light strikes it the water begins to sparkle, and the scintillation of life greets us.” 

Abraham Kuyper,

Jonathan Edwards, The Religious Affections  Take away all the moral beauty and sweetness in the Word, and the Bible is left wholly a dead letter, a dry, lifeless, tasteless thing.

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3) Regeneration of believers (i.e., for the new spiritual rebirth of believers that we experience)

John 3:5-7 “Jesus answered, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, “You must anew be born.”

Believer Bible wrote However, that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. A spiritual birth takes place when a person trusts in the Lord Jesus. When a person is born again through the Spirit, he receives a new nature and is made fit for the kingdom of God.

Though all human beings have experienced natural birth on earth, if they expect to go to heaven, they must expect to go to heaven; they must experience a supernatural spiritual birth from above. This well-educated religious leader, Nicodemus, did not understand what the Savior was talking about! Jesus was speaking about a spiritual birth, but Nicodemus thought only of a physical birth. The situation is no different today. When you talk with people about being born again, they often begin to discuss their family’s religious heritage, their church membership, their religious ceremonies, and so on.

Warren Wiersbe BE Bible Study  Jesus was not teaching that the new birth comes through water baptism. In The New Testament, baptism is connected with death, not birth, and no amount of physical water can effect a spiritual change in a person. The emphasis in John 3:14-21 is on believing, because salvation comes through faith (Eph. 2:8-9). The evidence of salvation is the witness of the Spirit within (Rom. 8:9), and the Spirit enters your life when you believe (Acts 10:43-48; Eph. 1:13-14).

 John 1; 13 who were born, not of blood, or of the will of the flesh, or of the will of God?

Warren Wiersbe BE Bible Study You’re not saving because your parent our saved a person does not become a Christian through having Christian parents. Nor flesh can’t save you. A person does not have the power in his own flesh to produce a new birth. Yet, our own will is not enough to save us or of the will of man. No other man can save a person. The power to produce the new birth does not rest with anything or anyone but God. As scripture declares Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.

 As Scripture declares  But because He remains forever, He holds His priesthood permanently. Therefore, He is always able to save those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to intercede for them.

 For this is the kind of high priest we need: holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens.

4) Indwelling of the believer – indwelling and baptizing, too?

 Romans 8:9 “But you are not in the flesh, you are in the Spirit, if; in fact, the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.“

Warren Wiersbe BE Bible Study The evidence of conversion is the presence of the Holy Spirit within, witnessing that you are a child of God (Rom. 8:16). Your body becomes the very temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 6:19-20). Although the body is destined to die because of sin (unless; of course, the Lord returns), the Spirit gives life to that body today so that we may serve God. If we should die, the body will one day be raised from the dead, because the Holy Spirit has sealed each believer (Eph. 1:13-14).

What a difference it makes in your body when the Holy Spirit lives within. You experience new life, and even your physical faculties take on a new dimension of experience. For example, the sun shined brighter and the birds sang sweeter … the old elms waved their branches for joy, and all nature was at peace.” Life in Christ is abundant life. When a person is born again, he is no longer in the flesh but in the Spirit

 

5) Produces the fruits of the Spirit, Christ-like character.

Galatians 5:22-24 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible wrote The Greek language more generally sometimes used “fruit” figuratively. As Jesus noted, fruit merely reflects the true character of the tree (Mt 7:17 – 18; Lk 6:43 – 44) NIV Bible Study Notes Christian character is produced by the Holy Spirit, not by the mere moral discipline of trying to live by the law 

John MacArthur wrote The Spirit produces fruit that consists of 9 characteristics or attitudes that are inextricably linked with each and are commanded of believers throughout the NT. love.

King James Studies Bible Notes wrote As fruit on a tree takes time to grow and mature, so the Spirit does not cultivate these virtues in the believer’s life overnight.  As Jesus noted, fruit merely reflects the true character of the tree (Mt 7:17 – 18; Lk 6:43 – 44)

Where if operate under flash it produces sexual immorality, moral impurity, promiscuity,  idolatry, sorcery, hatreds, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambitions, dissensions, factions, and  envy, drunkenness,

6) Teaches and illuminates.

John 16:7, 13-15 “Yet I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.. . When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you.” 

1 Corinthians 2:12-13 “Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit that is from God, that we might understand the gifts bestowed on us by God. And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who possess the Spirit.”                                   

7) Gives spiritual gifts – gifts for building up the body of Christ

“Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of working, but it is the same God who inspires them all in everyone.  To each is given the manifestation of Corinthians 12:4-11 the Spirit for the common good. To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kind of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. All these are inspired by one and the same Spirit that apportions to each one individually as he wills.” 

John MacArthur The varieties of gifts fall into two general types, speaking and serving.  –10; cf.  Rom. 12:6–8; 1 Pet. 4:10, 11). 

Mathew Henry wrote Christians in the first ages, for conviction of unbelievers, and propagation of the gospel. Gifts and graces, charismata and charis, greatly differ. Both indeed were freely given of God. But, where grace is given it is for the salvation of those who have it. Gifts are bestowed for the advantage and salvation of others. And there may be great gifts where there is not a dram of grace, but persons possessed of them are utterly out of the divine favour

John MacArthur wrote The varieties of gifts fall into two general types, speaking and serving.  8–10; cf. Rom. 12:6–8; 1 Pet. 4:10, 11). 

Since the gifts came from God, and they should to be used for him bring honour and glory.

8) Gives believers confidence of their salvation.

Romans 8:14-16 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the spirit of son ship. When we cry, ‘Abba! Father!’ it is the Spirit himself bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God .

Warren Wiersbe wrote The Spirit has you!”.  12-17). It is not enough for us to have the Spirit; the Spirit must have us! Only can then He share with us the abundant, victorious life that can be ours in Christ. We have no obligation to the flesh, because the flesh has only brought trouble into our lives. We do have an obligation to the Holy Spirit, for it is the Spirit who convicted us, revealed Christ to us, and imparted eternal life to us when we trusted Christ. Because He is “the Spirit of Life,” He can empower us to obey Christ, and He can enable us to be more like Christ. 

Reformed Bible Study wrote In addition to justification and freedom from condemnation (v. 1), believers are taken into the family of God and are inwardly persuaded by the Spirit that they belong there.

 John MacArthur wrote But to a Spirit-produced awareness of the rich reality that God has made us His children, and, therefore, that we can come before Him without fear or hesitation as our beloved Father. It includes the confidence that we are truly sons of God. 

The Holy Spirit empower us to continue believe in Christ atoning works cross

9) Intercessory prayer for believers.

 Romans 8:26-27 “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.”

Matthew Henry wrote he help of the Spirit in prayer. While we are in this world, hoping and waiting for what we see not, we must be praying. Hope supposes desire, and that desire offered up to God is prayer; we groan. Our weakness in prayer: We know not what we should pray for as we ought. We are not competent judges of our own condition. Who knows what is good for a man in this life? Eccl. 6:12. We are short-sighted, and very much biassed in favour of the flesh.

Warren Wiersbe wrote Today the Holy Spirit groans with us and feels the burdens of our weaknesses and suffering. But, the Spirit does more than groan. He prays for us in His groaning so that we might be led into the will of God. We do not always know God’s will. We do not always know how to pray, but the Spirit intercedes so that we might live in the will pray, but the Spirit intercedes so that we might live in the will of God in spite of suffering. The Spirit “shares the burden.”

MacArthur Study  First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, This work of the Holy Spirit parallels the high priestly work of intercession by the Lord Jesus on behalf of believers (see Heb. 2:17, 18; 4:14–16; 7:24–26)

In  1Timothy 2; 1  First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, MacArthur Study Bible wrote supplications. The Gr. Word is from a root that means “to lack,” “to be deprived,” or “to be without.” Thus, this kind of prayer occurs because of a need. The lost have a great need for salvation, and believers should always be asking God to meet that need in intercession Christ’s and the Spirit’s intercession for believers (Rom. 8:26; Heb. 7:25). 

All believer or follower of Christ should have a strong desire to pray for the lost.  

In personal testimony wrote Around a kitchen table at a Christian retreat Center called L’Abri in front of several witness. I simply asked for Jesus to forgive me & thank him. I felt a huge that burden was lifted from me & felt free as a bird. All the things that hung around & haunted me instantaneously vanish.  

God heard my prayer. God also heard another prayer that day my mother and sister Marcia prayer her foolish rebellious are now believer. As scripture says in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents. 

To those likely my cousin Dan, my sister and brother Marcia, and Bob, and my mother Martha, to Pastor John who cares enough visit me while in the hospital, and I turn my back and did not welcome him, those countless unknown people who tried to witness to me.  They all care enough to tell me about Christ, and  his atoning work on the cross. Thank you sharing and caring and I am deeply graceful even thou I was ungraceful at the time. Remember these words written by King David in Psalm 25; 7 “Do not remembers the sins of my youth or my acts of rebellion.” To me, the prayer warriors are true hero there are not seen but work is much appreciated has an impact on society 

The Baptism of the Holy Spirit while the follower of Christ vary on their  views concerning the Baptism of the Holy Spirit for example there is Non-Pentecostal View or the Baptism of the Spirit

  • Non-Pentecostal View  

Pentecostal second-experience view has caused confusion

Pentecostal view “completely wrong”

  • Baptism of the Spirit a single event of regeneration, joining body of Christ, and becoming indwelt

Both view takes cues from scripture for example in speaking in tongues is recorded three times in the book of Acts In Acts 10; 45-46  The gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also. 46 For they heard them speaking in other languages and declaring the greatness of God. While the Pentecostals misuse term ‘baptism of the Spirit’ but still their underlying theology is correct. 

While I work for Crossroads and work along side with the  Pentecostal for 12 years I can tell you first hand that they love the Lord Jesus Christ and God words and put us shame. The founder the late Rev David Mainse preached the gospel from the airwave 50 years declaring Jesus Lord and Savoured. While may not always agree with them; however, I enjoyed working beside them. 

While I hold to the view  Non-Pentecostal where all believer baptized by Spirit at conversion and sealed by Holy Spirit Ephesians 1; 13 and are empowered for life and ministry. 

Associated Gospel Churches) statement of faith states “At the moment of salvation. He regenerates, baptizes, indwells, gifts and empowers for Christ-like living and service.”

“[The Holy Spirit] baptizes – Jesus informed his disciples in Acts 1:5 that they would ‘be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ This first occurred on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2) and subsequently occurs whenever a person comes to faith. The Apostle Paul teaches us in 1 Corinthians 12:13 what this really means when he writes ‘For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body – whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free – and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.’ The baptizing ministry of the Holy Spirit is what unites all believers into the Body of Christ.

However, I been around people who spoke in tongues and I felt like I was in heaven and experience was wonderful. Even thou I has clue what they were saying that been said many of them are follower of Christ and believe His atoning work on  cross I’ve no desire to speak tongues it is gift of the Holy Spirit.

MacArthur wrote The church, the spiritual body of Christ, is formed as believers are immersed by Christ with the Holy Spirit. Christ is the baptizer (see note on Matt. 3:11) who immerses each believer with the Spirit into unity with all other believers? 

The baptism of the Holy Spirit is that divine operation that places believers in the Body of Christ. 

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As Scripture declares I baptize you with water for repentance, but the One who is coming after me is more powerful than I. I am not worthy to remove His sandals. He Himself will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. Furthermore, it states I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will remove your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.  I will place My Spirit within you and cause you to follow My statutes and carefully observe My ordinances.

 

1 Corinthians 12:13  “For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body – Jews or Greeks, slaves or free – and all were made to drink of one Spirit.” 

Lastly, in 1John 3; 1-4  Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to determine if they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 This is how you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God. 3 But every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist; you have heard that he is coming, and he is already in the world now.

 

 Without the Holy Spirit, we not understand the redemptive story or mankind is cursed with sins a natures. Without the Holy Spirit, we not understand Jesus committed no sin and live a perfect life.     

And sacrifice Himself on a cross and mankind sins and His Father wrath. Without the Holy Spirit, we would lack the courage tell the world that Jesus is our Savour Without Holy Spirit we would be without hope and little to life for  Whether hold to Non-Pentecostal Views or the Pentecostal View the simply Bible teaches all believers are  indwelt by Spirit 

 

Our Father in heaven, we thank you that though we are sinful and fallen creatures that you love us so much and that Christ died for those sins to free us from guilt and punishment and to impute to us his righteousness. Thank you that as we are clothed in his blood we stand righteous and forgiven before you. And now Lord, in the best way that we know how, we want to yield our lives to you as living sacrifices. Our bodies pure and dedicated to you. Our souls given over to renewal through the transforming power of your Holy Spirit. Lord Jesus, we pray that you would live out your life through us. Help us to abide in you as the branches abide in the vine and so to bear much fruit. Holy Spirit of God, we pray that you would take control of our lives, direct us and empower us to live lives that are full of your fruit and that are pleasing to our God and Father. 

Through Jesus Christ Our Lord, Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matthew Prophecies Concerning Christ

Matthew Prophecies  Concerning Christ

Jesus declare, Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. Since the New Testament was not written yet Jesus was declaring would fulfilled all the Old Testament prophesies 

In gospel of Matthew there are twelve such fulfillment formulas, and more than fifty Old Testament quotations.Since Jesus declares these words He needed 100% accurate or declare a false prophets and would put to death by stoning  

Armageddon: Appointment With Destiny the odds anyone fulfilling five prophecies centre around the messiah  would been  120,00 to 1  for one person to accomplished.  It would like throwing a diamond ring in the middle of Atlantic Ocean and casting fishing line in the ocean and retrieving the diamond back. Never mind the over 300 prophesy on first and second coming written in the Old Testament about Him. 

Jesus had to relay on other such as, Caesar Augustus, King Herod, and Pilate not exactly committed follower of Christ.  

He would be human, born of a woman  Matt.1:18 , It was discovered before they came together that she was pregnant by the Holy Spirit. In Genesis 3;15  I will put hostility between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed. a promise fulfilled in Christ’s victory over Satan—a victory in which all believers will share see Ro 16:20 Believer Bible Commentary wrote The woman’s Seed would crush the Devil’s head, a mortal wound spelling utter defeat. This wound was administered at Calvary when the Savior decisively triumphed over the Devil. Satan, in turn, would bruise the Messiah’s heel. The heel wound here speaks of suffering and even of physical death, but not of ultimate defeat

 He would be a descendant of Abraham   Matt. 1:2-3 Abraham fathered Isaac,Isaac fathered Jacob, Jacob fathered Judah and his brothers,Judah fathered Perez and Zerah by Tamar, Genesis 17;5  Your name will no longer be Abram, but your name will be Abraham, for I will make you the father of many nations. Meaning the gospel of salvation is for many nations, the Gentiles as well as the Jews. Reformed Bible Study wroteBut this promise finds final fulfillment in the multitude from every tribe, language, and nation who share the faith of Abraham and are baptized into Jesus Christ (Rom. 4:16, 17; 15:8–12; Gal. 3:29; Rev. 7:

  He would be a descendant of Jesse, a descendant of Judah    Matt. 1:2-3 He would be a descendant of Jesse’s son King David  

Matt 1;6-7 Judah and his brothers,Judah fathered Perez and Zerah by Tamar, Note Tamar a woman who committed incests  also in verse 5 Boaz by Rahab, Canaanite a harlot women   Boaz fathered Obed by Ruth, a mobile women in verse 6 David fathered Solomon by Uriah’s wife, a women who committed adultery Bathsheba. NKJV Study Bible wrote The mention of women in a Jewish genealogy is unusual. But in addition to Mary, four women are listed in this catalog of names. The extraordinary emphasis is underscored by the kind of women Matthew mentions: Tamar, who was involved in a scandal with Judah (Gen. 38); Rahab, the Canaanite harlot of Jericho (Josh. 2); Ruth, who was not an Israelite, but a Moabite (Ruth 1:4); and Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah, a woman involved in a sin of horrendous proportions (2 Sam. 11:1-12:23), and who may have been a Hittite. At the beginning of his Gospel, Matthew shows how God’s grace forgives the darkest of sins and reaches beyond the nation of Israel to the world. He also points out that God can lift the lowest and place them in royal lineage. 

Orthodox Study Bible wrote The mention of women (Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, and Bathsheba) is unusual. Each one was either a Gentile or a sinner. The inclusion of these women declares God’s graciousness and prefigures the calling of Gentiles into the Church. It also underscores the role of women in God’s plan of salvation and anticipates the special place of the Virgin Mary in that plan.

He would be born from a virgin Matthew 1:23   See, the virgin will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and they will name Him Immanuel.  Isa 7:14 

Luke 1;35 The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore, the holy One to be born will be called the Son of God. In Matthew 1;18 it was discovered before they came together that she was pregnant by the Holy Spirit.

Orthodox Study Bible He who is conceived in Mary is not a new Person coming into existence but the eternal Son of God now using her womb as His throne. Both the virginal conception by means of the Holy Spirit and the name Immanuel, God with us declare Christ’s divinity.

When God had pronounced a curse on the snake found in Genesis 3:15, I will put hostility between you and the woman, and between your seed, and her seed. He will strike your head, and you will strike his {Jesus} heel. Since the seed had needed to be implanted by a man for woman to become pregnant the seed needed to be without defect hence. The Holy Spirit impregnated Mary with a seed. 

Also, the Son of God needed to experience every human tempting every difficult situation known to mankind yet without sinning.  As scripture declares, ” but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are yet he did not sin. In short, Jesus needed to be both God and mankind to conquered sin.  The genealogy nonetheless establishes Jesus claim to the throne of David as Joseph’s legal heir.

Luke 1:38; While Mary said yes NIV Student Bible wrote,”Saying yes to God usually involves sacrifice. It did for Mary who endured the doubts of her fiancé and the scorn of neighbors who saw her pregnant before marriage. Saying yes meant bearing the pain of childbirth. It meant fleeing to far-off Egypt to protect her baby from Herod’s soldiers. It meant raising a child she did not completely understand. (Once during his ministry she came to take charge of Jesus, thinking him out of his mind [see Mark 3:21].) Hardest of all, it meant watching her son die on the cross. 

In Biblical times, no women could ever, get pregnant without having sex with a man  in Jewish cultures adultery was punishable by death by stoning under the Mosaic law. Deut. 22:23, 24. NIV Culture Background Bible Study wrote, “For a woman who was betrothed but not yet married to be pregnant violated social standards.” 

He would be born in Bethlehem Matt.2;1-5

Cases for Christ Bible Study Possibly wanting to emphasize Jesus’ Davidic background, he begins with the events that happened in David’s city That Jews expected the Messiah to be born in Bethlehem and to be from David’s family is clear from Jn 7:42 (cf. Mic 5:2).

In Luke, 2; 1 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole empire should be registered. Where Joseph and Mary went from Nazareth to Bethlehem because he was of the house and family line of David, to be registered fulfilling prophesies in Mic 5:2

A massacre of children would happen at Messiah’s birthplace. Matthew 2:16-18

Messiah would spend a season in Egypt.  Matthew 2’16-18

In Matthew 2;13 the Lord suddenly appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Get up! Take the child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you. For Herod is about to search for the child to destroy Him.” 

NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible Matthew quotes from Jer 31:15; Matthew undoubtedly knew that the context calls Israel God’s “son” (Jer 31:20) and goes on to promise a new covenant (Jer 31:31 – 34). Reformation Study Bible Rachel, the mother, represents all Israel in her weeping, and the departure of Christ to Egypt is like the departure of Rachel’s sons, Joseph and Benjamin, to Egypt (Gen. 37:28; 43:15). 

Rachel, who was buried in Ramah (near Bethlehem, where the massacre took place)

 The ministry of Jesus is foreshadowed by Isaiah Matt. 3:16-17,

NIV Study Bible Notes The Holy Spirit came upon Jesus not to overcome sin (for he was sinless) but to equip him (see note on Jdg 3:10) for his work as the divine-human Messiah. like a dove. Either in the form of a dove or in a descent like a dove. 

It was a hallowed occasion, when all three members of the Trinity were evident.

He would appear in Galilee, be a light to Gentiles Matt. 4:12-13

He would perform miracles Matt. 11:4-5, Matt. 12:10-13, Matt. 9:32-33 John MacArthur in sermon on Blind for the Glory of God spoke these words concerning Jesus healing powers, “People with deformed and diseased organs were given new organs.  People with blind eyes given new eyes.  People who couldn’t hear given new ears.  Each is a creative work.  This consistent, John introduces the gospel by saying, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”  Nothing that was made was made without him; all things were made by Him.  He is the creator, and we see Him create.  All of these healing miracles are supernatural acts of creation, taking something corrupted, something deformed, something diseased, something infected, and replacing it with something brand new.  The works of God through Christ. “

He would teach in parables Matt. 13:3, 13-15 

Matthew Henry compares the parables to the pillar of cloud and fire which enlightened Israel while confusing the Egyptians. The parables would be revealed to those who were sincerely interested but would prove “only an irritation to those who were hostile to Jesus.”

A parable is a short and simple story that teaches a religious or moral lesson. The parable of the Good Samaritan and the parable of the Prodigal Son are just two examples of the many parables attributed to Jesus, as recorded in the four gospels.

Jesus knew that the people were still at the human level of understanding, therefore, he spoke to them in parable in order for them to understand what he was saying. In Matthew contains 23 parables while in Luke there was 24 parables A simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson.

Jesus predicted that he would be rejected by Jewish leader Matt. 16:21; 21:38-39

Prior to His crucifixion Jesus predicted his death and resurrection to his disciples that he would be handed over to Elders, Chief Priest, and legal expects and would be crucified and die and after three days He would rise again.

NIV Application Commentary As much as he tries to get his disciples to understand the necessity of that mission, they continually misapprehend its significance. Instead of being a revolutionary liberator, Jesus will be a suffering Messiah, something that even his own disciples, let alone the crowds, have great difficulty fathoming. By claiming the necessity of suffering death at the hands of the religious leadership of Jerusalem, Jesus begins to reveal the ultimate destiny and purpose for his life’s ministry. Nothing must deter him from his mission. While this in a sense is martyrdom (the act of choosing death rather than renouncing one’s religious principles), it is not martyrdom in the traditional sense. While others in Jewish history had experienced martyrdom, it was for them a consequence of their convictions; for Jesus it is the purpose of his entrance to history (cf. 20:28).  Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life—a ransom for man

Matt.21;38-39  NKJV Study Bible The servants represent God’s messengers, the prophets, who were so shamefully treated by the Jewish leaders (see 1 Kin. 18:4; 19:10; 22:24; 2 Chr. 24:20, 21; Neh. 9:26; Jer. 2:30; 20:1, 2; 26:20–23; 37:15; 38:6).

 The son is Jesus, the Messiah. He also foretold his death and resurrection in John 3; 14-15 and in John 2; 18 His mission was to sacrifice Himself on the cross and take mankind sins and His Father wrath and to those who believe in His atoning works Jesus will replace with His righteousness. 

He would be oppressed Matt. 27:27-31

He would be silent before his accusers Matt. 27:12-14 Jesus’ silence fulfills Is. 53:7.

12  And while He was being accused by the chief priests and elders, He didn’t answer. 14 But He didn’t answer him on even one charge, so that the governor was greatly amazed.

NIV Study Bible Notes Probably because he had never seen such behavior before. He had no idea that Jesus was carrying out his Father’s plan for the redemption of the world

Believer Bible Commentary wrote Pilate marveled greatly at the Defendant’s silence; He would not dignify even one of their charges with an answer. Probably never before had the governor seen anyone remain silent under such attack.

NIV Application Commentary Pilate has certainly heard of Jesus prior to this encounter, but he is not prepared for the sovereign silence that Jesus maintains in the middle of these threatening circumstances. Jesus recognizes the trial is a sham, so he does not grace the charade with a reply. His refusal to speak may bring to mind among Matthew’s readers the servant of Isaiah 53:7:

 

Matthew Henry wrote He was now taken up with the great concern that lay between him and his Father, to whom he was offering up himself a Sacrifice, to answer the demands of his justice, which he was so intent upon, that he minded not what they said against him.  His hour was come, and he submitted to his Father’s will. He will soon be the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world foretold John Baptist   

In Memory Of Persecuted The Saints Part Twelve

In Memory Of Persecuted The Saints Part Twelve  

“The history of the church may almost be said to be a history of the trials and sufferings of its members, as experienced at the hands of wicked men.” Jesus stated if they persecuted me they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. Where the Apostle Peter  wrote Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. “only portraying a darker colours the deep and universal depravity of the human heart.”“In the sudden martyrdom of John the Baptist, and the crucifixion of our Lord if you’re a follower of Christ there is a price to pay where there times you must suffer be torture and suffer cruel death but be of good cheer that the same sufferings are being experienced by your fellow believers throughout the world. 

 

St. Stephen suffered the next in order. His death was occasioned by the faithful manner in which he preached the gospel to the betrayers and murderers of Christ. To such a degree of madness were they excited, that they cast him out of the city and stoned him to death.  And the witnesses laid their robes at the feet of a young man named Saul. Who also witness Stephen testmony the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!” 

“Stephen as he called out: “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!” 60 Then he knelt down and cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not charge them with this sin!

 

Philip.“Was born at Bethsaida, in Galilee, and was the first called by the name of “Disciple.” He laboured diligently in Upper Asia, and suffered martyrdom at Heliopolis, in Phrygia. He was scourged, thrown into prison, and afterwards crucified, A. D. 54.          

He inducted Nathanael to Jesus

 

James half brother of Jesus Christ a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ “author of the epistle ascribed to James in the sacred canon. At the age of ninety-four, he was beat and stoned by the Jews; and finally had his brains dashed out with a fuller’s club.”“

Jude, The brother of James, was commonly called Thaddeus. He was crucified at Edessa, A. D. 72.” At one point James and Jude did not believe Jesus was the Messiah nor trust Him however they both eventually believed His brother was the Messiah, and in   wrote their epistles  a slave of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ Jude, a slave of Jesus Christ 

 

“Matthias, Of whom less is known than of most of the other disciples, was elected to fill the vacant place of Judas. He was stoned at Jerusalem and then beheaded.”

Luke“The evangelist, was the author of the gospel which goes under his name. He travelled with Paul through various countries, and is supposed to have been hanged on an olive tree, by the idolatrous priests of Greece.” “John,

 

“Bartholomew, known as Nathanael  Preached in several countries, and having translated the gospel of Matthew into the language of India, he propagated it in that country. “He was at length cruelly beaten and then crucified by the impatient idolaters.”

“ Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Nathanael asked him concerning Jesus Jesus uttered concerning Nahaneel Here truly is an Israelite in whom there is no deceit.”

 

James the son of Zebedee, the elder brother of John” “ It was not until ten years after the death of Stephen, that the second martyrdom took place; for no sooner had Herod Agrippa been appointed governor of Judea, than, with a view to ingratiate himself with them, he raised a sharp persecution against the christians, and determined to make an effectual blow, by striking at their leaders. ” “James was led to the place of martyrdom, his accuser was brought to repent of his conduct by the apostle’s extraordinary courage and undauntedness, and fell down at his feet to request his pardon, professing himself a christian, and resolving that James should not receive the crown of martyrdom alone.

 “John,The “beloved disciple,” was a brother to James the Great. The churches of Smyrna, Pergamos, Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicea, and Thyatira, were founded by him. From Ephesus he was ordered to be sent to Rome, where it is affirmed he was cast into a cauldron of boiling oil. He escaped by miracle, without injury. Domitian afterwards banished him to the Isle of Patmos, where he wrote the Book of Revelation. Nerva, the successor of Domitian, recalled him. He was the only apostle who escaped a violent death.” His brother and  James asks Jesus Lord, do You want us to call down fire from heaven to consume them. Jesus name James and John Boanerges, which means Sons of Thunder)” (Mark 3:1

 

Paul “The great apostle of the Gentiles, was a Jew of the tribe of Benjamin, a native of Tarsus” As Known as Saul who witness Stephen stoning and persecuted the church while infant stage later became apostle Gentiles one letters following, one who was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an arrogant man. Plus  This saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”—and I am the worst of them by order of Nero, and  he was beheaded.”

Andrew “Was the brother of Peter. He preached the gospel to many Asiatic nations; but on his arrival at Edessa, he was taken and crucified on a cross, the two ends of which were fixed transversely in the ground. Hence the derivation of the term, St. Andrew’s Cross.”  Andrew, told His brother Simon Peter’s found the Messiah! And was disciple  of  John BaptisrAndrew’s nature was that he was always bringing people to Christ. 

It’s interesting that he was crucified like Christ but in the pattern or shape of an “X” which was often a Christian symbol and is now known as St. Andrew’s cross

Peter “Was born at Bethsaida, in Galilee. He was by occupation a fisherman. Christ gave him a name which in Syriac implies a rock.”  Legend that he was “crucified with his head downward, at his own request.He Felt unworthy dying like Christ. John 21:18–19.

 

When Christ Needed Him the most denied three times nowhere to be found when Jesus hung on the cross. However, he was the preached the gospel on day of Pentecost when Holy Spirit 120 follower of Christ 3,000 people accept the Lord and were baptized  

Matthew,Whose occupation was that of a toll-gatherer, was born at Nazareth. He wrote his gospel in Hebrew, which was afterwards translated into Greek by James the Less. The scene of his labors was Parthia, and Ethiopia, in which latter country he suffered martyrdom, being slain with a halberd in the city of Nadabah, A. D. 60.”“ 

Mark,Was born of Jewish parents of the tribe of Levi. He is supposed to have been converted to christianity by Peter, whom he served as an amanuensis, and under whose inspection he wrote his gospel in the Greek language. Mark was dragged to pieces by the people of Alexandria, at the great solemnity of Serapis their idol, ending his life under their merciless hands.” “

 

 Mark,Was born of Jewish parents of the tribe of Levi. He is supposed to have been converted to christianity by Peter, whom he served as an amanuensis, and under whose inspection he wrote his gospel in the Greek language. Mark was dragged to pieces by the people of Alexandria, at the great solemnity of Serapis their idol, ending his life under their merciless hands.”

On first missionary trip he went home and cause Barnabas and Paul, he thought did not think it appropriate to take along this man who had deserted them in Pamphylia Barnabas felt he deserve second chance Paul’s later comments indicate that John Mark eventually grew into someone very reliable “

Luke,The evangelist, was the author of the gospel which goes under his name. He travelled with Paul through various countries, and is supposed to have been hanged on an olive tree, by the idolatrous priests of Greece.” Wrote Luke and Acts and was Gentile writing found scriptures. He was noted historian Little was known how died

John Foxx wrote “Though one apostle had betrayed him; though another had denied him, under the solemn sanction of an oath; and though the rest had forsaken him, unless we may except “the disciple who was known unto the high-priest;” the history of his resurrection gave a new direction to all their hearts, and, after the mission of the Holy Spirit, imparted new confidence to their minds. The powers with which they were endued emboldened them to proclaim his name, to the confusion of the Jewish rulers, and the astonishment of Gentile proselytes.”As scripture declares,This saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” —and I am the worst of them.

They wilily sacrifice themselves for sake of gospel because Christ instantly forgave them and His forgiveness was endless journey Jesus stated to Apostle Peter 70 times 7you should forgive them brother. The Apostle Paul wrote Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. 

One valuable lesson I learn on my Christian Journey is failure and forgiveness work hand to hand. To appreciate forgiveness you need understand you fail God miserably everyday. The late Dr John Stott wrote, “Who am I? What is myself? The answer is that I am Jekyll and Hyde a mix up kids, having both dignity because I was created had been re-created in the image of God, and depravity because I have fallen and rebellious nature. I am both noble, ignoble beautiful, ugly good, bad, upright, and twisted image and child of God yes sometimes yielding obsequious homage to the devil from whose clutches Christ has rescue me. My true self is what I am by creation which Christ came to redeem, by calling myself what I am I am by the fall, which Christ came destroy.” As scripture declares The heart is more deceitful than anything else, and incurable–who can understand it  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Saint Boniface

 In Dokkum, a town in  Friesland a province in northern Holland were my mother was born a statue erected of Saint Boniface commemorating his work among the Frisians who were known as barbarians or southern version of Viking. Steeped in paganism and idolatry He was Known a an apostle  of the Frisians,or Germany

A Pontiff called Wynfrith A Soldier of Christ, you will be called Boniface.Saint Boniface, Latin Bonifatius,good fate or one doing good or benefactor” His original name Wynfrid or Wynfrith, (born c. 675, Wessex, England—died June 5, 754, Dokkum, Frisia [now in the Netherlands]He belonged to a noble family. 

He received an excellent education in the Benedictine and became a Benedictine monk, being ordained priest at about age 30. From 716 to 722 he made two attempts to evangelize the Frisian. 

“Gregory II. who then sat in Peter’s chair, received him with great friendship, and finding him full of all the virtues that compose the character of an apostolic missionary, dismissed him with commission at large to preach the gospel to the pagans wherever he found them. ”

 

Where he went to Friesland, where he converted and baptized several thousands of barbarous natives, demolished the temples, and raised churches on the ruins of those superstitious structures.  He lived there for three years; then he left to Hesse converting a great number of Barbarians. He founded the first monastery in Amoneburg, at the Shore of Olm River.

On Pentecost Sunday, he baptized a great number and summoned a general meeting for confirmation at a place not far from Dokkum, between Franeker and Groningen. Instead of his converts, however, a group of armed robbers appeared who slew the aged archbishop. Having killed Boniface and his company, the Frisian bandits ransacked their possessions but found that the company’s luggage did not contain the riches they had hoped for: “they broke open the chests containing the books and found, to their dismay, that they held manuscripts instead of gold vessels, pages of sacred texts or  scriptures instead of silver plates.

 

  Almighty God, who didst call thy faithful servant Boniface to be a witness and martyr in the lands of Germany and Friesland, and by his labor and suffering didst raise up a people for thine own possession:  Pour forth thy Holy Spirit upon thy Church in every land, that by the service and sacrifice of many thy holy Name may be glorified and thy kingdom enlarged; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

PRAYER (contemporary language)

    Almighty God, who called your faithful servant Boniface to be a witness and martyr in the lands of Germany and Friesland, and by his labor and suffering raised up a people for your own possession:  Pour forth your Holy Spirit upon your Church in every land, that by the service and sacrifice of many your holy Name may be glorified and your kingdom enlarged; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Saint Boniface’s feast day is celebrated on 5 June in the Roman Catholic Church, the Lutheran Church, the Anglican Communion and the Eastern Orthodox Church.

The canonization process did not come into existence until the 12th century. In the primitive Church, martyrs were immediately recognized as witnessing to the perfection of Christian life on earth he was not canonized.  

 He was proclaimed a saint by early Christians because of his martyrdom on June 5, 754

 

Norman F. Cantor notes  The three roles Boniface played that made him “one of the truly outstanding creators of the first Europe first the reformer of the Frankish church, second the chief fomentor of the alliance between the papacy and the Carolingian family, third he helped shape the Latin Church in Europe, and many of the dioceses he proposed remain today. 

 

 

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02656a.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donar%27s_Oak 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Boniface

 

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Boniface

 

http://justus.anglican.org/resources/bio/178.html 

http://saintboniface.us/index.php/en/our-parish/st-boniface

https://www.answers.com/Q/When_did_St._Boniface_become_a_saint 

 

 

https://www.ancient.eu/Saint_Boniface/

 

 

Saint Boniface

Saint Boniface

 In Dokkum, a town in  Friesland a province in northern Holland were my mother was born a statue erected of Saint Boniface commemorating his work among the Frisians who were known as barbarians or southern version of Viking. Steeped in paganism and idolatry He was Known a an apostle  of the Frisians,or Germany

A Pontiff called Wynfrith A Soldier of Christ, you will be called Boniface.Saint Boniface, Latin Bonifatius,good fate or one doing good or benefactor” His original name Wynfrid or Wynfrith, (born c. 675, Wessex, England—died June 5, 754, Dokkum, Frisia [now in the Netherlands]He belonged to a noble family. 

He received an excellent education in the Benedictine and became a Benedictine monk, being ordained priest at about age 30. From 716 to 722 he made two attempts to evangelize the Frisian. 

“Gregory II. who then sat in Peter’s chair, received him with great friendship, and finding him full of all the virtues that compose the character of an apostolic missionary, dismissed him with commission at large to preach the gospel to the pagans wherever he found them. ”

 

Where he went to Friesland, where he converted and baptized several thousands of barbarous natives, demolished the temples, and raised churches on the ruins of those superstitious structures.  He lived there for three years; then he left to Hesse converting a great number of Barbarians. He founded the first monastery in Amoneburg, at the Shore of Olm River.

On Pentecost Sunday, he baptized a great number and summoned a general meeting for confirmation at a place not far from Dokkum, between Franeker and Groningen. Instead of his converts, however, a group of armed robbers appeared who slew the aged archbishop. Having killed Boniface and his company, the Frisian bandits ransacked their possessions but found that the company’s luggage did not contain the riches they had hoped for: “they broke open the chests containing the books and found, to their dismay, that they held manuscripts instead of gold vessels, pages of sacred texts or  scriptures instead of silver plates.

 

  Almighty God, who didst call thy faithful servant Boniface to be a witness and martyr in the lands of Germany and Friesland, and by his labor and suffering didst raise up a people for thine own possession:  Pour forth thy Holy Spirit upon thy Church in every land, that by the service and sacrifice of many thy holy Name may be glorified and thy kingdom enlarged; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the same Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

PRAYER (contemporary language)

    Almighty God, who called your faithful servant Boniface to be a witness and martyr in the lands of Germany and Friesland, and by his labor and suffering raised up a people for your own possession:  Pour forth your Holy Spirit upon your Church in every land, that by the service and sacrifice of many your holy Name may be glorified and your kingdom enlarged; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Saint Boniface’s feast day is celebrated on 5 June in the Roman Catholic Church, the Lutheran Church, the Anglican Communion and the Eastern Orthodox Church.

The canonization process did not come into existence until the 12th century. In the primitive Church, martyrs were immediately recognized as witnessing to the perfection of Christian life on earth he was not canonized.  

 He was proclaimed a saint by early Christians because of his martyrdom on June 5, 754

 

Norman F. Cantor notes  The three roles Boniface played that made him “one of the truly outstanding creators of the first Europe first the reformer of the Frankish church, second the chief fomentor of the alliance between the papacy and the Carolingian family, third he helped shape the Latin Church in Europe, and many of the dioceses he proposed remain today. 

 

 

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02656a.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donar%27s_Oak 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Boniface

 

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saint-Boniface

 

http://justus.anglican.org/resources/bio/178.html 

http://saintboniface.us/index.php/en/our-parish/st-boniface

https://www.answers.com/Q/When_did_St._Boniface_become_a_saint 

 

 

https://www.ancient.eu/Saint_Boniface/

 

https://www.yourdictionary.com/bonifatius 

 

https://www.ebabynames.com/#!meaning-of-Bonifatius

Jesus in the Psalms

Jesus in the Psalms

There are Sixty three psalms that were written concerning the first and second coming of Jesus Christ I’II am touch ten prophecies concerning his dynasty, exalt by God, established His throne, His death and resurrection and kingdom go on forever

 

https://accordingtothescriptures.org/prophecy/353prophecies.html 

 

Eternal convent in David line, Ps. 89:28-33, 3 The Lord said,“ I have made a covenant with My chosen one; have sworn an oath to David My servant: 4 ‘I will establish your offspring forever 

132;11-12,11 The Lord swore an oath to David, a sure oath he will not revoke:“ One of your own descendants  I will place on your throne.

2 Samuel 7; 11-13 The Lord declares to you: The Lord Himself will make a house for you. 12 When your time comes and you rest with your fathers, I will raise up after you your descendant who will come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. 13 He will build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. cf. 1 Kin. 8:23; 1 Chr. 17; 2 Chr. 21:7; Pss. 110, 132

Mary mother of Jesus was from the tribe of Judah, born in Nazareth  and in the line of king David she was engaged to Joseph they were both in the line King David. Joseph was in royal line King David found in Matthew 1; 2-16 and Mary family tree is found Luke 3; 23-38. As promise in 2 Samuel 7:12-13  Where the royal established  in King Solomon line where the royal   1 Chronicles 3:5–8 and 1 King 1:30,

However, there is a record  found in  Luke 3; 23-38 and Matthew 1; 1-16  this was the line of King David Mary and Joseph was in the king David line. Mary was found in Luke 3; 23-38 for example in Luke 3 (v. 23) was the father-in-law of Joseph and the father of Mary.also was descended from David through his son Nathan (v. 31 Solomon brother. Joseph  line found in Matthew 1; 1-16 where in Matthew 1:6 it states Solomon mother of Bathsheba. Where royal line was established as promise by King David found in 1 Chronicles 3:5–8 and 1 King 1:30. Since God promised King David that his line would reign forever found in 2 Samuel 7:12-13 However,Joseph was not Jesus’ true father since the Holy Spirit impregnated Mary found in Matthew 1:16 and Luke 3:23.   

Believer Commentary wrote, In Jeremiah 22:30 God pronounced a curse on this man: Thus says the LORD:” Write this man down as childless, A man who shall not prosper in his days; For none of his descendants shall prosper, Sitting on the throne of David, And ruling anymore in Judah. The nations of Jewish people were capture and were into exile into Babylon where they.cease ruling on the throne; however, the family tree continued on until Joseph

 “If Jesus had been the real son of Joseph, He could not redeem mankind from the of sin. Since Joseph was also part of Adam curse. Where Jesus could not be  the true lamb of God that would take away the sin of the world. As scriptures declares,” I was sinful when my mother conceived me. For I am conscious of my rebellion, and my sin is always before me. Yet, He had to be the legal son of Joseph in order to inherit the rights to the throne of David.

The problem was solved by the miracle of the virgin birth: Jesus was the legal heir to the throne through Joseph. He was the real Son of David through Mary. The curse on Jeconiah did not fall on Mary or her children since she did not descend from Jeconiah shall not prosper, “Yet He had to be the legal son of Joseph in order to inherit the rights to the throne of David.  

 

Exalted by God Ps, 2; 6 -9,  “I have consecrated My King on Zion, My holy mountain.” 7 I will declare the Lord’s decree: He said to Me, “You are My Son today I have become Your Father. 8 Ask of Me, and I will make the nations Your inheritance and the ends of the earth Your possession.

Reformed Bible Study :7 You are my Son. The divine speech addressed to the divine Son (cf. Heb. 1:5), with David as witness, reflects the promise of 2 Sam. 7:14–the Davidic covenant, which had in view not merely David’s earthly descendants, but the divine Son of whom David was also an ancestor. You are My Son; today I have become Your Father In (Matt. 3:17; Mark 1:11; Luke 3:22). At our Lord’s baptism, the Father alluded to verse 7 and announced that Jesus was His beloved Son  

Believe Bible Commentary 2:8 But the Father also added, “Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for Your possession.” In other words, God the Father has promised universal dominion to His Son. All the earth will submit to His authority, and His rule will extend from shore to shore.

John Mcarthur wrote 2 Sam. 7:8–16 as the basis for the Davidic king. It is also the only OT reference to the Father/Son relationship in the Trinity, a relationship decreed in eternity past and demonstrated in the incarnation found in John 1; 14   The Word became flesh and blood   and moved into the neighborhood. Wearing human flesh also mean tp pitch the tent, and also to His resurrection (Acts 13:33, 34) as the earthly affirmations.

 

Ps 110; 1 This is the declaration of the Lord to my Lord:“ Sit at My right hand until I make Your enemies Your footstool.”

Note there are two Lords one spell with all caps LORD the other one large Cap the other is  small capital  letters Lord The first use of the word refers unmistakably to Jehovah or Yahweh or YHWH. Where in Exodus 3: 15; it states Jehovah the God of your forefathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac,  and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, and this is how I am to be remembered from generation to generation.  

  

The other word “Lord” is the Hebrew adon and means “master” or “ruler.”   Believer Bible Commentary wrote Although the word itself does not always indicate a Divine Person, the words that follow show that David’s Lord (Adon) was equal with God. One day when Jesus was speaking with the Pharisees in Jerusalem, He asked them what they believed concerning the identity of the Messiah. From whom would the Promised One be descended? They answered correctly that He would be the Son of David. But, Jesus showed them that according to Psalm 110 (which they acknowledged to be messianic) the Messiah would also be David’s Lord. How could He be David’s Son and David’s Lord at the same time? And how could David, the king, have someone who was his Lord on earth?

The answer of course was that the Messiah would be both God and Man. As God, He would be David’s Lord. As Man, He would be David’s Son. And Jesus Himself, combining in His Person both deity and humanity, was David’s Master, and David’s Son. 

https://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/who-is-jehovah/ 

 “Sit at My right hand means a place of honor Reformed Bible Study wrote After His resurrection, Jesus was exalted to the right John Macarthur wrote God the Father invited God the Son in His ascension to sit at the place of honor in the heavenly throne room (cf. Acts. 2:22–36; Heb. 10:10–12)  

NKJV Bible Study wrote,  This position of high honor beside the Father was given to the Savior upon His resurrection and ascension (Acts 2:33–36; 1 Cor. 15:20–28; Col. 3:1; Heb. 1:13)

Foot stool And as heaven is God’s throne, so the earth is his footstool Mt 5:35; Acts 7:49).

Encyclopedia of The Bible wrote, Of the enemies of the Messianic King who have been subdued by Him (Ps 110:1; Matt 22:44; Mark 12:36; Luke 20:43; Acts 2:35; Heb 1:13; and 10:13).

John Gils wrote,” Christ has his enemies; all the enemies of his people are his; some are overcome already by him, as sin, Satan, and the world; and the Jews, his enemies who would not have him to reign over them, have been destroyed: but as yet all things are not put under his feet, which will be; as antichrist, and the kings of the earth that are with him who will be overcome by him; the beast and false prophet will be taken and cast into the lake of fire; where also the old serpent, the devil, after he has been bound and loosed, wall be cast likewise; and when the last enemy, death, shall be destroyed; till that time comes, Christ reigns and will reign, and afterwards too, even to all eternity. The allusion is to the custom of conquerors treading upon the necks of the conquered; see Joshua 10:24.” 

https://www.studylight.org/commentary/psalms/110-1.html 

https:// www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/treasury-of-david/psalms-110-1.html 

 

Ps 21; 1-13 Lord, the king finds joy in Your strength. How greatly he rejoices in Your victory! 2 You have given him his heart’s desire and have not denied the request of his lips. 3 For You meet him with rich blessings; You place a crown of pure gold on his head.  

 

 

Established world rule Ps. 2; 8,11; 5-6  

8 Ask of Me, and I will make the nations Your inheritance

and the ends of the earth Your possession 

Believe Bible Commentary wrote, “But the Father also added, “Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for Your possession.” In other words, God the Father has promised universal dominion to His Son. All the earth will submit to His authority, and His rule will extend from shore to shore.”

11 Serve the Lord with reverential awe and rejoice with trembling.

Believe Bible Commentary wrote,” The voice of the Holy Spirit is heard next. In a moving evangelistic appeal, He urges kings and rulers to love and serve the LORD. To refuse Him means destruction, whereas to trust Him brings safety and true happiness. “

5  Then He speaks to them in His anger and terrifies them in His wrath: 6 “I have consecrated My King on Zion, My holy mountain.”

Belier Bible Commentary,” Eventually, God will break His silence. When He speaks, it will be in such wrath and fury that His enemies will be terrified. They will hear His irrevocable decision: “I have installed My King on My holy hill of Zion.” Once God pronounces this decision, its fulfillment will be as certain as if it had already taken place.

Everlasting life Ps. 21; 4, He asked life of you; you gave it to him, length of days forever and ever.

Believe Bible Commentary wrotegod gave him life–yes, length of days forever and ever. This latter expression probably means long life in David’s case, but it is literally true of the endless resurrection life of the Messiah.

 

 Ps 45;6 Your throne, God, is forever and ever;

The scepter of Your kingdom is a scepter of justice.

 

Believe Bible Commentary wrote The voice of God is heard from heaven addressing Him as God and certifying His reign as an eternal one. We know it is the voice of God, because Hebrews 1:8, 9  Furthermore, he wrote Notice that God addresses His Son as God, one of the clearest proofs of the deity of Christ in the entire Bible. It is true that some translators of Psalm 45:6 render this phrase “Your divine throne endures forever and ever” instead of “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever.” But, when they quote this verse in the Hebrews passage, it becomes “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever.”

 

The crowds mock at the cross Psalm 22, 11- 13, Do not be far from me, because distress is near and there is no one to help. 12 Many bulls surround me; strong ones of Bashan encircle me. 13 They open their mouths against me–lions, mauling and roaring. 17 I can count all my bones; people look and stare at me.

 

The romans divide his garment, Ps.22; 18 They divided my garments among themselves, and they cast lots for my clothing.

Died on a cross  Psalm 22; 14, 17, I am poured out like water, and all my bones are disjointed; my heart is like wax, melting within me. 

Psalm 34; 19- 20  Many adversities come to the one who is righteous, but the Lord delivers him from them all. 20 He protects all his bones; not one of them is broken 

John 19; 31-37 31 Since it was the preparation day, the Jews did not want the bodies to remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a special day). They requested that Pilate have the men’s legs broken and that their bodies be taken away. 32 So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first man and of the other one who had been crucified with Him. 33 When they came to Jesus, they did not break His legs since they saw that He was already dead. 34 But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and at once blood, and water came out. 35 He who saw this has testified so that you also may believe. His testimony is true, and he knows he is telling the truth. 36 For these things happened so that the Scripture would be fulfilled: Not one of His bones will be broken. 37 Also, another Scripture says: They will look at the One they pierced.

 

Decay will set in Ps 16; 10 For You will not abandon me to Sheol; You will not allow Your Faithful One to see decay.

John Macarthur wrote These words expressed the confidence of the lesser David, but were applied messianic to the resurrection of the Greater David (the Lord Jesus Christ) both by Peter (Acts 2:25–28) and Paul (Acts 13:35).

Believer Bible Commentary wrote.” Assured of God’s constant care and protection, the Savior faces the future with confidence. His heart is glad. His soul rejoices, and His body is safe. He knows that God will not leave His soul in Sheol or allow His body to see corruption. In other words, Christ will be raised from the dead.

Assured of God’s constant care and protection, the Savior faces the future with confidence. His heart is glad. His soul rejoices, and His body is safe. He knows that God will not leave His soul in Sheol or allow His body to see corruption. In other words, Christ will be raised from the dead.

Warren Wiersbe wrote,” If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable” (1 Cor. 15:19 nkjv). But in His death and resurrection, Jesus has conquered death, and through faith in Him we have a “lively hope” (1 Peter 1:3ff.)

 

Matthew Henry wrote,” That being God’s holy One in a peculiar manner, sanctified to the work of redemption and perfectly free from sin, he should not see corruption nor feel it. This implies that he should not only be raised from the grave but raised so soon that his dead body should not so much as being to corrupt, which, in the course of nature, it would have done if it had not been raised the third day. We who have so much corruption in our souls, must expect that our bodies also will corrupt (Job 24:19); but that holy One of God who knew no sin saw no corruption. Under the law, it was strictly ordered that those parts of the sacrifices that were not burnt upon the altar should by no means be which maybe pointed at Christ’s rising the third day, that he might not see corruption kept till the third day, lest they should putrefy (Lev. 7:15, 18). As scripture declares Death, where is your victory? Death, where is your sting?  Now, the sting of death is sin, because under umbrella of Christ we-have eternal life with him as scripture declares  Therefore, we do not give up. Although our outer person is being destroyed, our inner person is being renewed day by day. 

  

 

 Everlasting life Ps. 21; 4, He asked life of you; you gave it to him, length of days forever and ever.

Length of days forever and ever believer Bible Commentary wrote This latter expression probably means long life in David’s case, but it is literally true of the endless resurrection life of the Messiah.

John Macarthur wrote, “the second part to perpetuation of the dynasty (cf. 2 Sam. 7:13, 16, 29; Pss. 89:4; 132:12).”

NIV Biblical Theology Study Bible wrote David died a physical death, but he lived a long and rich life (1 Kgs 2:10–11). On another level, David’s name was to live on forever through the dynasty that God promised him (2 Sam 7:11b–16) and through the greatest Son that his dynasty would give birth to (Matt 1:1, 18–25; Luke 1:32–33; 2:11).

 Ps 45; 6 He asked life of you; you gave it to him, length of days forever and ever.

Warren Wiersbe wrote,” he Righteous King (vv. 6-7a). Those who deny the deity of Christ refuse to accept the translation “Thy throne, O God,” because they want to make the Psalm only Jewish history and not messianic prophecy. However, “Thy throne, O God” is the plain sense of the text and is supported by Hebrews 1:8-9 and Luke 1:30-33. “He shall reign forever and ever” (Rev. 11:15).”

Matthew Henry wrote  He here fills his throne with judgment. It is God the Father that says to the Son here, Thy throne, O God! Is forever and ever, as appears Heb. 1:8, 9, where this is quoted to prove that he is God and has a more excellent name than the angels. The Mediator is God; else he neither would have been able to do the Mediator’s work nor fit to wear the Mediator’s crown. Concerning his government observe, 1. The eternity of it; it is forever and ever. It shall continue on earth throughout all the ages of time, in despite of all the opposition of the gates of hell; and in the blessed fruits and consequences of it shall last as long as the days of heaven, and run parallel with the line of eternity itself. Perhaps even then the glory of the Redeemer, and the blessedness of the redeemed, shall be in a continual infinite progression; for it is promised that not only of his government, but of the increase of his government and peace, there shall be no end (Isa. 9:7); even when the kingdom shall be delivered up to God even the Father (1 Cor. 15:24) the throne of the Redeemer will continue. 2. The equity of it: The sceptre of thy kingdom, the administration of thy government, is right, exactly according to the eternal counsel and will of God, which is the eternal rule and reason of good and evil. Whatever Christ does he does none of his subjects any wrong, but gives redress to those that do suffer wrong: He loves righteousness and hates wickedness, Ps. 45:7. He himself loves to do righteousness and hates to do wickedness; and he loves those that do righteousness and hates those that do wickedness. By the holiness of his life, the merit of his death, and the great design of his gospel, he has made it to appear that he loves righteousness (for by his example, his satisfaction, and his precepts, he has brought in an everlasting righteousness), and that he hates wickedness, for never did God’s hatred of sin appear so conspicuously as it did in the sufferings of Christ

 

Warren Wiersbe wrote Christ is reigning now in heaven, seated at the right hand of the Father (110:1-2; Matt. 26:64; Acts 2:33; 5:31; 7:55-56; Rom. 8:34; Eph. 1:20; Col. 3:1; Heb. 1:3). He is the King-Priest “after the order of Melchizedek” (Heb. 7–9). One day, His people will reign with Him and share His glory (Rev. 5:10; 20:6).

 

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Old Testament Alters

Old Testament Alters

According to  Bible history on Old Testament altars were made of earth or stones found in a field, and no tool could be used. They could not have steps lest the nakedness of man be exposed without a covering. They served as a table to place the sacrifice upon, and to catch the blood of the sacrificial animal  usually male lamb, goats, turtle doves and later a bronze altar was placed in the tabernacle of Moses. Exodus 20; 25  And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.

 . God was clear that his salvation is for everyone, providing that they approach His way. In Genesis 4; 4 When Cain brought the best of his good works on the altar he was rejected, while his Abel brother brought only a blood sacrifice. In which God accepted Abel’s sacrifice.

The most sacred part of the altar; there were the four horns on the corners which symbolized God’s power and might which pointed to the four corners of the earth. In Exodus, 27:2  And thou shalt make the horns of it upon the four corners thereof: his horns shall be of the same: and thou shalt overlay it with brass.

There are  five types of offering found in Leviticus 1-7 Burnt Offerings (Leviticus 1; 6:8-13; 8:18-21; 16:24, Grain Offerings Leviticus 2; 6:14-23,Peace Offerings Leviticus 3; 7:11-34, Peace Offerings Leviticus 3; 7:11-34, Trespass Offerings (Leviticus 5:14-19; 6:1-7; 7:1-6) and Sin Offerings (Leviticus 4; 5:1-13; 6:24-30; 8:14-17; 16:3-22

The sin offering was the most important of all sacrifices. It symbolized general redemption. It made atonement for the whole person of the offender, whereas the trespass offering only atoned for one special offense. The blood of the sacrifice of sin offering was sprinkled. Every spot of blood from a sin offering on a garment conveyed defilement, as being loaded with sin, and all vessels used for such sacrifices had either to be broken or scoured.

In Leviticus 23; 23-32 known as the Yom Kippur meaning  Day of Atonement, meaning to make atonement for yourselves before the Lord your God. King James Studies Bible Notes, “Though theologians tend to use the term atonement to summarize Christ’s work on the Cross, it occurs only in the Old Testament (Rom. 5:11 is better-translated “Reconciliation meaning to restore relationship tat was broken   “For on this day He will forgive you, to purify you, that you be cleansed from all your sins. Encyclopedia of The Bible wrote, “On this day, when the Temple, or Tabernacle still existed; the high priest entered the Holy of Holies to atone for the sins of Israel.”

This is a permanent statute throughout your generations wherever you live  On the seventh-month, on the first day of the month, occurring annually. In Leviticus, 16:1–34 explain in details

 The High Priest brought forward a young bullock for a sin offering, purchased at his own cost, because of himself and his family, and two young goats for a sin offering, with a ram for a burned offering, which was paid for out of the public treasury, on account of the people sin.   

Nelson’s Old Testament Survey: The High priest  would enter the outer room of the tabernacle, the Holy Place, with a sin offering and a burnt offering. He would also set apart two goats and a ram for sacrifice. A bull had to be slain for Aaron’s own atonement, and then one goat was to be selected as a sin offering and the other as a “scapegoat.” 

Commentary Critical and Explanatory wrote, “He was not to attire himself on that occasion in the splendid robes that were proper to his sacred office, but in a plain dress of linen, like the common Levities, for, as he was then to make atonement for his own sins, as well as for those of the people, he was to appear in the humble.” 

There’s a phase that often use  among friends or those who commit a felony when they’re in trouble and one them get caught they not to rat out on their  friends the phase is called the escape goat. In Leviticus 16:7-10 Where they had two goats one slaughter while the other known as the scapegoat or azazel, meaning   goat of departure.

 Defines escape goat A Chiefly Biblical. A goat let loose in the wilderness on Yom Kippur after the high priest symbolically laid the sins of the people on its head. Lev. 16:8,10,26.

Free Dictionary defines;  A live goat over whose head Aaron confessed all the sins of the children of Israel on the Day of Atonement. The goat, symbolically bearing their sins, was then sent into the wilderness.

Merriam dictionary defines; a goat upon whose head are symbolically placed the sins of the people after which he is sent into the wilderness in the biblical ceremony for Yom Kippur

For example, there’re two goat one is sacrifice while other goes into the desert and takes  the people sins away Merriam-Webster Dictionary define; is a goat that was symbolically burdened with the sins of the people and killed on Yom Kippur to rid Jerusalem of its iniquities;  or another example, found in Oxford Dictionary a goat sent into the wilderness after the Jewish chief priest had symbolically laid the sins of the people upon it. There were two goats were used one was sacrifice on an altar by high priest to atone for the sins of the people and offered to the Lord. While thee other goat carries the sins of the people into the wilderness. Found in found in Leviticus 16:7-10 and the people would  cast  lots for the two goats–one lot for the LORD and the other for the scapegoat. Found in Leviticus 16:8 The only high priest in Aaron line is performed this act and only done once year.

Encyclopedia of The Bible wrote,” The ritual of the day had in view one goal: to avert the wrath of God for the sins of the past year and to insure His continued dwelling among them. The shedding of blood and the sending off of the scapegoat were meant to cleanse the nation. This day was observed to remind Israel that despite all the daily, weekly, and monthly (on the new moon) sacrifices; sin was not fully atoned for.  ”

Leviticus 16:11 “When Aaron presents the bull for his sin offering and makes atonement for himself and his household, he will slaughter the bull for his sin offering

Leviticus 16:15 “When he slaughters the male goat for the people’s sin offering and brings its blood inside the veil, he must do the same with its blood as he did with the bull’s blood: he is to sprinkle it against the mercy seat and in front of it.

Lastly, the day is not without spiritual significance and instruction for the Christian today. The more one compares the rituals of this day with what was accomplished perfectly by Christ on Calvary, the more the conviction is confirmed that all the rites of the Day of Atonement, and all the religious appointments in Israel, were only shadows preparing for the coming of finality in Christ (Heb 9:24; 10:1)

Moses enacted the  first Passover found in Exodus 12, and It was performed once year with a male lamb without defect. The lamb was to dwell with the family for fourteen days. If one couldn’t afford a lamb  the family who can afford must shared the it with  a poorer family. They roasted the meat with the fire and ate it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. Whatever left over in the morning they burn it. They had to slay the lamb at twilight and put some blood on their doorpost on the lintel. 

 In month of Nissan on the 15th day, The blood was  a sign. The angel would Passover over it. As scripture declares, “ In the Book of Exodus, God helped the Israelites escape from slavery in ancient Egypt by inflicting ten plagues upon the Egyptians before the Pharaoh would release the Israelite slaves. The last of the plagues was the death of the Egyptian first-born. The Israelites were instructed to mark the doorposts of their homes with the blood of a slaughtered spring lamb and, upon seeing this, the spirit of the Lord knew to pass over the first-born in these homes; hence, the English name of the holiday.” Celebrate this day as a lasting ordinance for the generations to come Celebrate this day as a lasting ordinance for the generations to come.

Exodus 12; 1-7 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt: 2 “This month is to be the beginning of months for you; it is the first month of your year. 3 Tell the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month they must each select an animal of the flock according to their fathers’ households, one animal per household. 4 If the household is too small for a whole animal that person and the neighbor nearest his house shall select one based on the combined number of people; you should apportion the animal according to what each person  will eat. 5 You must have an unblemished animal, a year-old male; you may take it from either the sheep or the goats. 6 You shall keep it until the fourteenth day of this month; then the whole assembly of the community of Israel will slaughter the animals at twilight. 7 They must take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and the lintel of the houses 

Exodus12;12-14 12 “I will pass through the land of Egypt on that night and strike every firstborn male in the land of Egypt, both man and beast. I am Yahweh; I will execute judgments against all the gods of Egypt. 13 The blood on the houses where you are staying will be a distinguishing mark for you; when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No plague will be among you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.

14 “This day is to be a memorial for you, and you must celebrate it as a festival to the Lord. You are to celebrate it throughout your generations as a permanent statute.

Got questions wrote  Passover (Pesach in Hebrew) is a Jewish festival celebrating the exodus from Egypt and the Israelites’ freedom from slavery to the Egyptians. The book of Exodus tells of the origin of Passover. God promised His people to redeem them from the bondage of Pharaoh (Exodus 6:6). God sent Moses to the Egyptian king with the command that Pharaoh “let my people go” (Exodus 8:1). When Pharaoh had refused, God brought ten plagues on the land of Egypt. The tenth and worst of the plagues was the death of all the firstborn in Egypt. 

The children of Israel in Egypt followed God’s command and kept the first Passover. However, none of the Egyptians did so. All through Egypt, behind the unmarked, bloodless doorways of the Egyptians, the firstborn children died at midnight (Exodus 12:21–29). “There was loud wailing in Egypt, for there was not a house without someone dead” (verse 30). This dire judgment finally changed the Egyptian king’s heart, and he released the Israelite slaves (verses 31–32).

 

7 They must take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and the lintel of the houses where they eat them.

 

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Leviticus 4 &5 where they dealt with daily sins in Leviticus 4; 3-7  “If the anointed priest sins, bringing guilt on the people, he is to present to the Lord a young, unblemished bull as a sin offering for the sin he has committed. 4 He must bring the bull to the entrance to the tent of meeting before the Lord, lay his hand on the bull’s head, and slaughter it before the Lord. 5 The anointed priest must then take some of the bull’s blood and bring it into the tent of meeting. 6 The priest is to dip his finger in the blood and sprinkle some of it seven times before the Lord in front of the veil of the sanctuary. 7 The priest must apply some of the blood to the horns of the altar.

Leviticus 4; 13-18  if the whole community of Israel errs, and the matter escapes the notice of the assembly, so that they violate any of the Lord’s commands and incur guilt by doing what is prohibited, 14 then the assembly must present a young bull as a sin offering. When the sin they have committed in regard to the command becomes known, they are to bring it before the tent of meeting. 15 The elders of the community are to lay their hands on the bull’s head before the Lord, and it is to be slaughtered before the Lord. 16 The anointed priest will bring some of the bull’s blood into the tent of meeting. 17 The priest is to dip his finger in the blood and sprinkle it seven times before the Lord in front of the veil. 18 He is to apply some of the blood to the horns of the altar that is before the Lord in the tent of meeting. 

In Leviticus 5; 5-13  It states If someone incurs guilt in one of these cases, he is to confess he has committed that sin. 6 He must bring his restitution for the sin he has committed to the Lord: a female lamb or goat from the flock as a sin offering. In this way, the priest will make atonement on his behalf for his sin

Note in 11-13 there are two typed sin of offering for the poor two turtledoves or two young pigeons or two quarts of fine flour as an offering for his sin. He must not put olive oil or frankincense on it. 

Calvin penned these words about the poor, “Hence we infer that God’s only design was to shew. The one true means of reconciliation to the people, that they might have recourse to the Mediator and His sacrifice; for the poor are here commanded to offer either two turtledoves, or a small quantity of meal. Or  Matthew Henry wrote these words, “if any were so extremely poor that they were not able to procure these so often as they would have occasion, they might bring a pottle of fine flour, and this should be accepted. Thus, the expense of the sin-offering was brought lower than that of any other offering, to teach us that no man’s poverty shall ever be a bar in the way of his pardon. The poorest of all may have atonement made for them, if it be not their own fault. Thus, the poor are evangelized; and no man shall say that he had not wherewithal to bear the charges of a journey to heaven. “  Believer Bible Commentary wrote,” This put the sin offering within reach of the poorest person. Likewise, no one is excluded from forgiveness through Christ. The question arises in verses 11–13, “How can a meal offering serve as a sin offering to make atonement for sin when we know that without the shedding of blood is no remission?” Heb. 9:22. The answer is that it was offered on top of a fire offering on the altar (which did have blood), and this gave the meal offering the value of a blood sacrifice.

 Matthew Henry wrote, “if any were so extremely poor that they were not able to procure these so often as they would have occasion, they might bring a pottle of fine flour, and this should be accepted. Thus, the expense of the sin-offering was brought lower than that of any other offering, to teach us that no man’s poverty shall ever be a bar in the way of his pardon. The poorest of all may have atonement made for them, if it be not their own fault. Thus the poor are evangelized.”  

The sin offering was design for the poor and the rich, for the least, and the important, and  for the educated, and uneducated, and elite, and the barbarians, and the wise and the foolish. For example, Joseph and Mary in Luke 2; 24 offer a pair of doves or two young pigeons. Another example is found in John 2; 16  Where Jesus made whipped out of cord, and drove everyone out of the temple complex with their sheep and oxen. He also poured out the money changers’ coins and overturned the tables. He told those who were selling doves, “Get these things out of here! Stop turning My Father’s house into a marketplace.

 Through out Old Testament for example in Deut, 10:18 it states He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow and loves the foreigner, giving him food, and clothing. Also, in Deut 14:29  Then the Levite who has no portion or inheritance among you, the foreigner, the fatherless, and the widow within your gates may come, eat, and be satisfied. Leviticus 19:9–10  you are not to reap to the very edge of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. 10 You must not strip your vineyard bare or gather its fallen grapes. Leave them for the poor and the foreign resident; I am Yahweh your God. And the Lord your God will bless you in all the work of your hands that you do. Other Biblical references Deuteronomy 24:19–21  In these passages the poor and widow were expected to work and do fair share

 

In 1 Timothy 6;18 The rich were instructed  to do what is good, to be rich in good works, to be generous, willing to share, 

Believer Bible Commentary wrote,” The law permitted the poor to offer a pair of doves, since they could not afford the more expensive animals. To those who sold doves, the Lord issued a command to take these things away. It was not fitting that they should make His Father’s house a house of merchandise. In all ages, God has warned His people against using religious services as a means of getting rich. There was nothing cruel or unjust in any of these actions. Rather, they were simply an indication of His holiness and righteousness. 

Heb. 9:22 According to the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. 

In Exodus 12;7 its states  They must take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and the lintel of the houses where v 13 The blood on the houses where you are staying will be a distinguishing mark for you; when I see the blood, I will pass over you

Where in Leviticus 16:11 “When Aaron presents the bull for his sin offering and makes atonement for himself and his household, he will slaughter the bull for his sin offering and Leviticus 16:15 “When he slaughters the male goat for the people’s sin offering and brings its blood inside the veil, he must do the same with its blood as he did with the bull’s blood: he is to sprinkle it against the mercy seat and in front of it. Where the blood sprinkle on the mercury seat

Lastly in Leviticus 4; 16-18  The anointed priest will bring some of the bull’s blood into the tent of meeting. 17 The priest is to dip his finger in the blood and sprinkle it seven times before the Lord in front of the veil. 18 He is to apply some of the blood to the horns of the altar that is before the Lord in the tent of meeting.

There are four types of sin offering a lamb, goat, two turtledoves or two young pigeons, or two quarts of fine flour.  

Note blood spilt and was applied. A door post mercury seat,  and tent of meeting why was blood sprinkle 0n the alters   

In Leviticus 17:11  “For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have give it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.” Heb. 9:22 According to the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there are no forgiveness sins.

In John 1; 29,36 “Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! Or When John the Baptist  saw Jesus passing by, he said, “Look! The Lamb of God!”

Where  in John 3; 14 Jesus said  Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up,

While Jesus hanging on the cross he gave up spirit and died in   John 19; 34  But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and at once blood, and water came out.  Believer Commentary wrote Blood speaks of cleansing from the guilt of sin; whereas water typifies cleansing from the defilement of sin through the Word. Augustus Toplady wrote Let the water and the blood, From Thy riven side that flowed Be of sin the double cure, Save me from its guilt and power.

In Matthew 27; 51  Suddenly, the curtain of the sanctuary was split in two from top to bottom. John Macarthur wrote,  “the veil of the temple. I.e., the curtain that blocked the entrance to the Most Holy Place (Ex. 26:33; Heb. 9:3). The tearing of the veil signified that the way into God’s presence was now open to all through a new and living way (Heb. 10:19–22). The fact that it tore “from top to bottom” showed that no man had split the veil. God did it.” 

Reformed Bible Study The Most Holy Place from the rest of the sanctuary. It symbolized the unapproachability of God (Heb. 9:8). Jesus’ death was His sacrifice at the heavenly altar (Heb. 9:12, 24, 25), which opened the way to God (Heb? 10:19, 20), removing the veil. Heaven had been opened through the royal priesthood of Christ (1 Pet. 2:9). Believer Bible Commentary wrote The Most Holy Place from the rest of the sanctuary. It symbolized the unapproachability of God (Heb. 9:8). Jesus’ death was His sacrifice at the heavenly altar (Heb. 9:12, 24, 25), which opened the way to God (Heb? 10:19, 20), removing the veil. Heaven had been opened through the royal priesthood of Christ (1 Pet. 2:9).

Hebrew 9 25  He did not do this to offer Himself many times, as the high priest enters the sanctuary yearly with the blood of another.

Hebrew 9; 26-28 Otherwise, He would have had to suffer many times since the foundation of the world. But, now He has appeared one time, at the end of the ages, for the removal of sin by the sacrifice of Himself. 27 And just as it is appointed for people to die once—and after this, judgment— 28 so also the Messiah, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for Him.

 In short, Jesus  did away with the Old Testament sacrificial system His offer body once for all to bear the sins for mankind.

In Matthew 24; 1-2  Jesus predicted that temple Not one stone will be left here. The sacrificial system as seen in the Bible has not been practiced according to the ordinances given by God since the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D. Remember 

Exodus 12; 14 “This day is to be a memorial for you, and you must celebrate it as a festival to the Lord. You are to celebrate it throughout your generations as a permanent statute. Also, Leviticus 16; 29 “This is to be a permanent statute for you. Since Second Temple was destroyed  in 70 A.D there is no any sacrifice of goat’s sheep pigeon or dove turtle on the alter anymore? Either the Bible is lying therefore, you can’t trust what it’s declaring or something else took it else took the  place of the Jewish sacrificial system. 

It was Jesus who is God and became a man who willingly went to the cross, and Himself sacrifice on it and took mankind sins and His Father wrath, and if repent, confess, and believe in Jesus Christ you will be saved. Than He will take our place, and replace with His righteousness 

As scripture declares, “ He made the One who did not know sin to be sin[l] for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”

 

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